Funeral to Proceed Down Main Street Monday
Motorists are advised to avoid Main Street Monday between 11:15 and 11:45 a.m.
Chatham Borough Police ask motorists to avoid traveling along Main Street Monday between about 11:15 and 11:45 a.m. to accommodate a funeral procession.
A memorial Mass for Charles Dziedzic, the deputy director of the Chatham Borough Department of Public Works, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Vincent Martyr Church in Madison. Family members will receive friends at 9:15 a.m. at the church.
After the Mass ends at about 11 a.m., the funeral party will travel east down Main Street into Chatham, past the entrance to the DPW, through the parking lot at the Chatham Borough Municipal Building and past the Chatham Borough Fire Department.
Lt. Brian Gibbons said police "have taken measures to reduce the disruption," but he expects the funeral to draw large crowds. He advises motorists to avoid Main Street between 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.
Police will not close Main Street or surrounding side streets, but Gibbons said "traffic will be disrupted at certain points to allow the procession to pass."
Dziedzic, 59, was killed Monday afternoon while traveling east on Interstate 40 outside of Little Rock, Ark., when his motorcycle was struck from behind by an SUV.
Chatham Borough municipal offices will close Monday to allow employees to attend the funeral. Affected offices are the Chatham Borough Municipal Building, the Chatham Borough Department of Public Works and the administrative office of the Chatham Borough Police Department.
Police officers will be available by calling (973) 635-8000 for non-emergency issues and 911 for emergencies.
Borough Administrator Robert Falzarano and his brother George, both of Long Hill Township, were traveling with Dziedzic and were also injured in the accident.
Falzarano underwent surgery following the accident. As of Friday, Gibbons said Falzarano remains in the Critical Intensive Care Unit at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock.
The three men were returning to New Jersey after a cross-country motorcycle trip, which began April 6. All three men were wearing their helmets, according to Arkansas State Police.