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Valerie (nee-Gabor) Kollonitsch

December 17, 1927 - June 15, 2019

Market Research Consultant for 50 Years


Service Date:

In Lieu of Flowers: Market Street Mission, 9 Market Street, Morristown, NJ 07960.

Obituaries » Valerie (nee-Gabor) Kollonitsch

Valerie Kollonitsch, 91, of Morris Plains died peacefully on June 15 at home.

Born in Gyula, Hungary on December 17, 1927 (on her Mother’s birthday) she came to the United States in 1956, settling in Salem Mass. Soon after moving to Westfield in 1958, then Morristown in 1986. She has been a resident at Sunrise Senior Living of Morris Plains since 2013.

Ms. Kollonitsch started her career as a chemist in Budapest after receiving her Degree in Chemistry in 1949. In 1960 she began the next phase of her career which lasted 50 years at Kline & Company at first as Corporate Librarian, then Market Research Consultant. She was a Market Researcher extraordinaire and could get anyone at any level of any company to talk. She retired from Kline in 2010 at 82.

She was predeceased by her former husband Dr. Janos Kollonitsch in 1999. Surviving
are her son, John Kollonitsch of Bernards Township and a daughter, Katalin Kollonitsch
of Parsippany, a sister, Ann & her husband, Remo Arancio of Oakland California, a niece, Vicky Friedman and nephew, Tom Kahan both of Oakland, California, a grandniece Alexa Kahan of Oakland, California, two grandnieces, Rebecca Friedman-Lissner and Julia Friedman, both of New York, New York’ great-grandnephew, Noah, and two nephews, Ferenc and Pali Kovacshegyi of Budapest, Hungary, and several grandnephews and grandnieces in Hungary. She also leaves behind her two dear friends, Debra and John Hadley of Parsippany.

A memorial service in Manhattan along the East River will be held on a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Par-Troy Funeral Home, 95 Parsippany Road, Parsippany (973) 887-3235. Memorial donations can be made in her name to her favorite charity, Market Street Mission, 9 Market Street, Morristown, NJ 07960.