January 14, 1926 - June 17, 2020
Vivian Volk, resident of Seabrook Village in Tinton Falls, NJ, passed away peacefully on June 17, 2020. She leaves a large extended family and beautiful memories for all who knew and loved her. Words cannot describe the remarkable accomplishments of this amazing woman. Vivian was born in North Tonawanda, NY, on January 14, 1926, to Polish immigrants, Lucille and Ignatius. Living most of her life in North Tonawanda, Vivian graduated with an RN degree from Millard Fillmore School of Nursing, after which she served as a public health nurse for many years. After marrying Joseph, chemical engineer, they both dreamed of having a large family. Vivian expressed the desire for twins, saying “Wouldn’t two at once be nice?” Vivian’s and Joe’s dream came true with the birth of nine children, which included four consecutive sets of twins. The household was lively and busy, full of activities, play, reading, family meals, and so much more. Vivian’s days were very structured in order to get everything done. As stated in a Today.com article, within a week, Vivian fixed 189 meals, did 35 loads of wash, sterilized 84 baby bottles, not to mention the number of dishes she washed, the diapers she changed and the cuts and scratches she treated. Vivian’s love of music and playing the organ was passed on to her children and grandchildren. The Volk childhood home was filled with an assortment of musical instruments including two pianos, an organ and a full drum set. She was especially proud of being able to sing the alphabet backwards, which she taught to her children and grandchildren. Vivian retired from nursing in her late 50s, about the same time that Joseph retired. They were both due for some freedom and relaxation! Together they enjoyed many years of activities, such as travel, golf, bridge and tennis. Vivian consistently proved to be the champion of the annual family ping pong tournaments! Vivian and Joseph remained in North Tonawanda until moving closer to their children in the New Jersey area. Vivian is survived by children Tyler Volk (with partner Amelia Amon), Lauren Volk, Thomas Volk (and daughters Eliza Volk and Dana Rocco with husband Ben and children Noah and Ava), Kristin Volk Funk (with husband Bernie and children Bern with husband Rachid Bejjani and Joe with partner Emih Abrahamson), Kenneth Volk (with wife Michelle and children Katherine with partner Conor Smith and Lauren with fiancé Levi Manuel), Nancy Volk (and sons Kevin Hartel and Michael Hartel with fiancé Rachel Lusk), Janice Volk (with husband Michael Simpson), James Volk (with wife Cindy and daughters Vicki Smith with husband Ryan and their children Joe, Vivian and Ben, and Angela Volk with husband Brenton Francisco), Sandra Silky (with husband Stephen and their children Erin Plikuhn with husband Erik and sons Von and Declan, Colleen Limegrover with husband Ben, and Jack Silky). Vivian spread love and joy everywhere with her favorite phrases, “Stay beautiful,” “Don’t ever change,” and “Love you.” Through her life example she taught her children to have a sense of humor, a strong spirit and a generous and loving heart. Well done, Vivian. Well done. In lieu of flowers donations can be made "in memory of Vivian Volk" to Butterfly Wishes, c/o Home Side Hospice, 67 Walnut Street, suite 205, Clark, NJ 07066.
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