Matthew Burlew, Jr.

Obituary of Matthew W. Burlew, Jr.

Matthew W. Burlew, Jr., 79, died Friday, January 18, 2019, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital-Somerset.  Born in New Brunswick, Matt was the son of Gladys (Robinson) and Matthew Burlew, Sr.  He was a graduate of South River High School, and Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he received his BA and MBA. 

He was a member of the US Coast Guard Reserves for eight years.  Matt loved to fish, and being on the water.  He especially loved cruises with his family and trips to Disney.  He was Cub master and Committee Member of Pack 67, loved to camp with his boys, and organizing the Troop’s annual Christmas tree sale with his family.  He enjoyed football and NASCAR, and loved going to races with his family.  Matt was a loving and devoted husband, father, and Pop Pop.  He adored his two grandchildren and was thrilled to learn that his 3rd grandchild was on the way.


Matthew is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Christina (Dalessandro) Burlew of Piscataway; his children,  Matthew of Jersey City; Michelle of Piscataway; Michael and his wife Jacqui, of West Long Branch; and his grandchildren Brayden, Ava, and their new brother or sister, due in July.   


Funeral services will begin 8:30 AM, Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at the funeral home, followed by a 10:00 AM funeral mass at St. Frances Cabrini Church, Piscataway.   Burial at Resurrection Cemetery will follow.  Gathering with the family will be 3:00 to 7:00 PM Tuesday, at the funeral home.  Memorial donations may be made to Husky House, 391 Route 34 Matawan, NJ 07747 or