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Jolanta Szulc

March 17, 1946 - October 5, 2017

Professional Ballerina


Service Date: October 11, 2017

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Obituaries » Jolanta Szulc

Dateline: Parsippany

Jolanta (nee-Sierakowski) Szulc, Age 71, passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at her home.

She was born and raised in Poland. She came to the United States in 1973 and lived in Manhattan. She then returned to Poland where she lived for a year and a half before coming back to the United States. She lived in Irvington, Lake Hiawatha, Pine Brook and Rio de Janiero, Brazil before moving to Parsippany in 1980.

Jolanta was a professional ballerina for the Silesian Opera in Bytom, Poland, and many other opera houses in Poland. She also owned Dunkin’ Donuts in Green Brook, NJ for 12 years.

She was predeceased by her brother, Ewaryst Sierakowski and her nephew, Robert Sierakowski.

Survivors include her beloved husband, Jan; her son, Arthur and his wife, Shareena of Nutley; her daughter, Anna Yachera and her husband, Bill of Parsippany; her sister, Sławka Zanowic of Allentown, Pa; and her two cherished grandchildren: Nicholas and Victoria. She is also survived by her dear nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Liturgy of Christian Burial to be offered at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at St. Ann R.C. Church. 781 Smith Road, Parsippany. Interment: Our Lady of Czestochowa Cemetery, Doylestown, PA. Visiting hours will be on Tuesday from 3-5 p.m. at the Par-Troy Funeral Home, 95 Parsippany Road, Parsippany. (973)887-3235 or visit