Tina Marie Knott 44, born in Elizabeth, NJ - grew up in Kenilworth and Summit N.J. passed away on Saturday November 11, 2017. Tina was an Executive recruiter for many years with two top firms in New Providence and Wayne, New Jersey.
She is survived by her Mother and Stepfather Gail and Peter Burns of Phoenix,AZ, Daughter Isabella Of New Jersey, 3 Aunts and Uncles Gene and Yesenia Gurka, Peter and Jackie Gurka of Phoenix, AZ and Glen and Kathy Gurka of Elizabeth, NJ. Amy Cheress Johnson of Clarksburg, NJ, 3 Step brothers Chris, Kyle and Ryan, 1 Step sister Dana, cousins Joey, Melissa, Sarah and Crystal, Tiffany and Alex. Lifelong friends Jennifer Biacone and Tina Butler of Kenilworth, N.J.
WORDS FROM TINA MARIE
I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one
I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done
I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways
of happy times and laughing times and bright and summer days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun
Of happy memories that I leave when life is done.
TRIBUTE FROM THOSE THAT LOVE TINA MARIE
We see your smile of the past you would always make us laugh
Life was forever free and you were all you could be
Then came time there were burdens to share sadly those you could not bear
Deep within your mind you went you became not who you truly were
Life became dark the substance took over, your eyes filled with tears
the pain was forever the memories of the past are clear and when we see tomorrow
you will be nowhere near when we look for your smile all we see is sorrow
But what has happened has brought us close - the memories of your life will always
live on with the sparkle in your eyes and a smile on your face
In our hearts you have filled a special place so when we think of you we will forever
reflect back to who you once were.
No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before
we knew it, and only god knows why.
She will be forever missed as the sparkling star in all of our lives. May you find comfort Tina, in the arms of an Angel.
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March 3, 2018 from St louis , Missouri
Really sad to hear of your passing, i was blessed to know you and be around you. You comforted me in sad times and I'll always remember the good times we shared. I didn't know you for but a few months but you were a beautiful amazing friend to me, will miss you always. May you rest pain free, comforably and in peace. Love you Tina.
December 8, 2017 from Chatham, New Jersey
December 8, 2017 from Chatham, New Jersey
November 19, 2017 from Berkeley Heights ,
Dear Cousin Tina,
I am so sad and heartbroken to hear of your passing. I will never forget the good times we shared together at our family holiday gatherings and barbecues and all the fun we shared as little girls, especially our tea parties. (Which you always reminded me of) Although we have lost touch over the years, we always shared a special bond.
You were always a beautiful, warm and loving soul. Your smile would always light up the room. Your heart was always full of love and kindness.
I know that you are at peace in heaven and your dad, Grandma and Grandpa and my parents (Aunt Sharon and Uncle Guy) will take good care of you until we are all reunited someday in heaven.
You have always been a sweet angel and now you will be a guardian angel to everyone who knew and loved
you, especially your beautiful daughter.
Rest In Peace dear cousin. You will always have a special place in my heart. You left us too soon but we will never forget you.
Sending all my love and hugs to heaven. ?
Melissa (Charlie & the boys)
Gene P. Gurka
November 18, 2017 from Surprise, Arizona
It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I say good bye. Today I think of you as resting from any sorrows in a place of warmth and comfort where there is no sense of time. You will always live in the heart of those you touched. For nothing loved is ever lost; and you my beautiful niece, were very loved.
November 17, 2017 from Roselle Park, New Jersey
There are way too many memories but you were queen of memories!! I have had so many good times together, from our first Crue show with your dad to our last only a few years ago, our friendship spans 40 years!!! I love you, never stopped, loved your craziness but most of all your heart which was golden til the end, even though you had ur problems u always cared about mine. I wish I could have helped you more dear friend, but now I know your at peace and I don't worry anymore. All my love, T...remember TNT....!!!
November 17, 2017 from Elizabeth, New Jersey
Fly with the Angels tina...you will be missed
November 17, 2017 from Clarksburg, New Jersey
Your time here with us was too short but had great impact. You made us laugh, you made us smile, you made us cry. We will miss you dearly but we have sweet, beautiful memories to comfort us. You are now free to dance with the angels.
Love you always
November 16, 2017 from Phoenix, Arizona
While I didn't know you personally, I learned about you and how special you were through your loving mother. She shared memories and expressed her love for you many times. I'm saddened that I didn't meet or get to know you, but I'm sure that I'll continue to hear about you through your mom and your family here in Phoenix.
Speaking of your family, please watch over them - keep them safe, healthy and happy. I'll of course do my best to help your mom through this difficult time, and in the days, weeks, months and years to come - to help her continue to find joy in life, and try to make her laugh some. Though I know there will always be a piece of her heart missing.
Be at peace Tina - my thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and friends.
November 16, 2017 from phoenix, AZ, Arizona
You were a beautiful, intelligent, outgoing and witty sparkle in my life from the moment you were born, you were destined to do wonderful things, now, your daughter will carry on for you. Somehow, some way you lost your way and against all odds I hoped that you, Tina Marie would find your way back to us. Sadly, that wasn't meant to be. Always know that I have ALWAYS LOVED you and will forever, you are with the angels now, the ones you loved to surround yourself with and I know, that they will take care of you from this point on for me, Isabella, your true friends, and your whole family who loves you. Because you see Tina...the memory of a good person is a blessing and when someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. YOU ARE NOW ARE PEACE - I LOVE YOU TEENIE XXXOOO
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