Linda B. Suydam Lawnik
Mrs. Lawnik, 54, of Sayreville, formerly of Marlboro, died Nov. 30 at home. She was predeceased by her parents, Helen and Marvin Suydam. Surviving are her husband, Thomas F. Lawnik; three children, Lindsay Lawnik of East Brunswick, and Katie Lawnik and Evan Lawnik, both at home; two brothers, Marvin Suydam of Millstone and Chris Suydam of Marlboro; a sister, Wendy Leber of Marlboro; and a granddaughter. Services were held at Sayrewoods Bible Church, Old Bridge. Cremation was private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Brunswick, or to the Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Oncology Unit at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, also New Brunswick.
Cynthia Yuelin Zhong
Cynthia Zhong, 8, of Freehold Township, died Dec. 4 at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch. She was born in Freehold Township. She attended the Children’s Center of Monmouth, Neptune Township, and excelled with great achievement. She is survived by her parents, Qian Zhong and Jane Xue Ye; a brother, Alexander Zhong; her paternal grandparents, Zhaowen Zhong and Zixiong Tong; her maternal grandmother, Zhaolan Tang; and three her aunts. A memorial service was held at Monmouth Chinese Christian Church, Middletown. Arrangements were by Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold.
Saul G. Hornik
Mr. Hornik, 65, of Marlboro, and Jericho, N.Y., died Dec. 6, at Calvary Hospital, The Bronx, N.Y., of complications due to lung cancer. Originally from The Bronx, Mr. Hornik graduated with a bachelor of science degree from the University of Connecticut in 1962 with honors and a master’s degree in pharmacology from Brooklyn College of Pharmacy.
He moved to Marlboro with his family in 1969. Mr. Hornik was elected to his first term as mayor of Marlboro in November 1979 and served as mayor from January 1980 through December 1991. He also served a term of office on the Western Monmouth Utilities Authority, Manalapan. Mr. Hornik stayed close to the medical field throughout his professional career. He first worked at and then started an advertising firm which represented several well known national medical publications. He also served as a director for several Israeli medical companies and acted as a consultant for others. Recently, Mr. Hornik, together with a partner, produced a series of books for physicians which depicted through archival photographs different ailments in critically ill patients dating back to the 1800s. Mr. Hornik was also involved with many Israeli causes, including Volunteers for Isreal and Sar-El, in which he had been active in since 1988. Mr. Hornik is survived by his wife, Debbie Weinberger; two daughters, Melissa Wight and Amit; a son, Jonathan; three stepchildren, Tomer, Arielle and Scott; his sister, Janice Weber Unger; and four grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Adam.