Bryan J. Bodnar, 30, of Highlands, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Bryan was born in New York City. He lived most of his life in Highlands. Bryan was baptized, made his First Holy Communion, Confirmation and was a parishioner at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church and attended OLPH school. He graduated from Henry Hudson Regional High School. Bryan worked at WINDANSEA and Perkins restaurants before starting a career in the automotive industry. Bryan was a skilled auto mechanic and worked at Pine Belt Nissan for several years. Even outside of work, Bryan enjoyed working on cars and helping others with their cars. He loved spending time with his family, whether it was day trips with them, watching a Cowboys’ game, going to Yankee stadium, bowling, or celebrating the holidays. He enjoyed skateboarding and biking. He had a kind soul and a strong affection for animals, especially kittens and Husky dogs. Bryan was taken far too soon, but his soul is now at peace.
Bryan is survived by his loving parents, LoriAnn and Frank Nolan and his siblings Jennifer Bodnar, Chastity Bodnar, Orianna Nolan, Olivia Nolan, and Maxximus Nolan. “We love you Brother Bry and we will miss you always!“ He also leaves behind his grandfather, Michael J. Bodnar Jr., Aunt Suzanne Edele, Uncle Michael J. Bodnar III, Aunt Carolyn Cummins, Great Aunt Lori Abbot, and cousin Lenny Abbot, along with many other extended family members and friends.
Bryan was predeceased by his biological mother, Patricia Ann Bodnar, and grandparents, Carolyn E. Bodnar, Joan and Gerard H. Nolan, and Great Uncle Lyndon T. Abbot III.
Bryan was beloved by many and will be missed forever but we will always keep him in our memory.
Funeral services will be held privately for the immediate family under the direction of Scott & Kedz Home for Funerals, N.J.
A Memorial Mass, burial and Celebration of Life will be held at a later date over the summer for family and friends. Please check back for details.
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