Evelyn Minarik

Passed away on January 23, 2016
Minarik, Evelyn, 84, of Wellfleet, passed away peacefully in his son and daughter-in-law's home surrounded by family and close friend, Dan Dunn, on January 23, 2016. Born in Garfield, NJ, Evelyn was the daughter of the late Michael Giba and Mary (Cahayla) Giba. In 1952 Evelyn married her high school sweet heart Joe which they shared 63 years together, January 26th would have been there 64th anniversary. They settled in Elmwood Park, NJ. In 1952 Evelyn got a letter from the CIA in Washington, D.C., requesting to recruit her as a secretary, saying that she was highly qualified, which she turned down. She worked for many law firms, Hoffman, LaRouche, Gardner & Williams, Phillip Riskin of Passaic, NJ. In 1977 Evelyn and Joe moved to Wellfleet, where she continued to work for the law firm LaTanzi, Spaulding & Landreth in Orleans for 20 years. Evelyn volunteered her time with Cape Cod Hospital for 30 years. Evelyn is survived by her caring sons Joe Minarik, Jr. and his wife Karen Minarik of East Falmouth and Robert Minarik of Rochester, MA. She will be missed by her grandsons Tom Minarik of Rochester, MA and Michael Minarik of Nantucket, MA as well as nieces Judy Hudak, Kathy Halas, Pat Wilder, Mike Pelepshin, also by her dearest friend Sylvia Stolarz of Emerson, NJ who helped take care of Evelyn's mother who was sick for years and of course her best friend from age 5, Grace Filliman and many cherished extended family members and friends. Evelyn is predeceased by her daughter Lynn Minarik. A Visitation Hour will be held on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 from 10 – 11 AM at Nickerson Funeral Home, 77 Eldredge Park Way, Orleans, with a Celebration of Life Service at 11 AM. Burial will follow at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA at 1:15 PM. Donations in Evelyn's memory may be made to the National Kidney Foundation , C/O Finance Department, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016 or www.kidney.org. For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com.