Donna M. Paynton
Age 56 - Wall Township

Donna M. (Bezyack) Paynton, 56 of Wall Township, NJ, passed away peacefully on September 25, 2016, surrounded by family. She showed hope and courage in her tenacious fight against pancreatic cancer.

Donna is survived by her cherished husband and dedicated caregiver Bud, her beloved and loving sons Matthew and Ryan, a devoted sister Lori, a supportive brother Michael, as well as numerous family and friends.

Donna was kind, compassionate and loving. Her radiant smile could light up any room. Donna was a stay at home mother who decided to pursue her dream of becoming a registered nurse. She began working as an EMT at Monoc Medical Services. After graduating as an RN from Brookdale Nursing School, she went to work at Bay Shore Hospital in the ER. Most recently she worked for The Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey in The Keansburg Community Health Center. Donna has positively impacted many people on a personal and professional level throughout her entire life. Her selflessness and dedication to helping others will never be forgotten.

Visitation will be Friday, September 30th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 1st at the Christ Church of Shrewsbury, 380 Sycamore Ave, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702 at 4 p.m. with visitation before the service from 3 to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brookdale Community College Nursing Dept tax-deductible donation online at www.brookdalecc.edu/online-donation-form (Please write "Donna Paynton Scholarship" in the comments box) or to the Christ Church of Shrewsbury for the Bell Tower Restoration in memory of Donna Paynton.

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Edward "Skip" C. Varian
Age 51 of Tinton Falls

Edward "Skip" C. Varian, age 51 of Tinton Falls, passed away at his home on Tuesday, September 20th. Ed had formerly been employed as a service technician for Sears Roebuck in Middletown. He was a parishioner of St. Anselm's Church. Tinton Falls. Ed will always be remembered as a very friendly man. He will be missed by everyone he touched. All the kids called him Dad!

Edward is survived by his son Edward Scott Varian and daughter Jessica Lynn Varian and their mother Lisa Varian; his mother Geri Ulm and step-father Robert Ulm of Tinton Falls; sister Karen Marie Blanchard of Tinton Falls; niece Kathryn Nicole Blanchard; step-brothers Robert Ulm of White House Station and James Ulm of Great Meadows; step-sister Lori Sadler of Flemington; aunts Sister Grace Hogan and Rosemary Lundberg along with many other nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 25th, 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St., Red Bank. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, September 26th, 11:30 AM followed by the interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Middletown.

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Donald V. Manning
Rumson

Donald V. Manning passed away on September 20th after a long illness. He was born in Jersey City, but spent most of his life in between Sea Bright and Rumson. Donald joined the Navy at an early age. After he completed his tour, he went to work for the Dock Builders and Carpenters Union Local 1456 out of NY. During that time he joined the Eatontown Police Department, where he spent five good years, leaving there to go on to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, Freehold, NJ. Donald retired as a Lt. after 26 years. Donald loved his job and won many awards and accommodations as well as the respect of his Brothers in Blue. He would stand by anyone who wore the badge. Two very proud moments in his life were to see his son Thomas and his daughter Teresa also wear the Sea Bright Police uniform side by side. He would come home beaming with pride. He was an avid fitness buff into his 80's. He will be missed by his faithful companion "Jensen" his Jack Russell. A special appreciation to the hospice nurses.

Donald was pre-deceased by his two sons Terrance Manning and Thomas Manning; his mother Cecil Manning and a brother Andrew Manning. He is survived by his wife Kathleen Patchell Manning; his son Donald V. Manning, Jr. and wife Kim of Long Branch; two daughters Patricia Caplan and husband Randy of MA and Teresa Herschenfeld and husband Greg of Monmouth Beach; daughter-in-law Heidi Manning of Fair Haven; thirteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He is also survived by his three step-children Joan Stringfellow of TX, Christian Slocum and Lori of Atlantic Highlands, Allison DeFrancesco of Atlantic Highlands and their children.

A memorial gathering will be held at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St., Red Bank on Friday, September 23th from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. A service will be held at 8:30 PM during the gathering hours. Family requests that memorial donations be made in his memory to Hackensack-Meridian Hospice, Meridian Health Foundation, 1345 Campus Pkwy., Ste A2, Neptune, NJ 07753. - See more here.

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Harry C. Mahler, Jr.
Harry C. Mahler died peacefully at his home in Farmingdale on Saturday, September 17th, 2016. Harry was born in Long Branch, and was educated at Mater Dei High School, Belmont Abbey College, and Monmouth College. He enjoyed employment for several years at Club Comanche on Saint Croix, one of his beloved Caribbean islands, and then spent his working life with H.R. Mahler and Sons, Painters and Decorators, a firm founded by his grandfather in 1923. Since retiring he enjoyed being a part of the VNA Health Group's Stately Homes by the Sea Designer Show House.

He is survived by his loving family, his life partner of 30 years, Keith Koenig, his mother Helen Mahler of Highlands, sister Linda Mahler and her husband Edward Champlin of Stockton, sister Dawn Stout of Rumson, brother Peter Mahler of Highlands, niece Katie Loughran Ujj and her husband Joseph Ujj of New Hope PA, nephew Michael Loughran of Philadelphia, niece Sarah Stout of New York City, and great-niece and nephew Mimi and Eero Ujj.

Blessed with endless intellectual curiosity, Harry had an encyclopedic knowledge of cooking and gardening, and was always eager to share his delight in them. A talented artist himself, he was devoted to the fine arts and enjoyed frequent excursions to theaters and museums in New York. And he loved all domestic animals. Funeral arrangements are private. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name to the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey Foundation Office, 176 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank, NJ 07701, or to the Monmouth County SPCA & Homeward Bound Adoption Center, 260 Wall Street, Eatontown, NJ 07724, would be much appreciated. Random acts of kindness in Harry's name will also keep his memory alive.

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Jane B. Hill
Age: 91 - Tinton Falls

Jane Hill of Seabrook Village, Tinton Falls, formerly of Colts Neck, NJ, passed away peacefully on September 15. Born September 19, 1924, she lived in Trenton and was a 1943 graduate of Linden Hall School for Girls in Lititz, PA. She then became a flight attendant for Eastern Air Lines where she met her husband of 62 years, William Edward Hill, who was a pilot for Eastern. She was a devoted wife and mother who took great pride in her family and her love of cooking.

She was predeceased by her husband, her father Edgar N. Bernhardt, and her beloved brother Edgar Norman Bernhardt, Jr., and a dear friend Pat Wilcox. She is survived by a daughter Nancy of Greensboro, GA, a daughter Leslie (Harry) of Cream Ridge, NJ and a son David of Harwich, MA. Also surviving are 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandsons, and many friends and neighbors.

The family will celebrate a private service at Fair View Cemetery in Middletown on September 26. A memorial service in her honor will be held at Seabrook Village on Tuesday, September 27 at 11am and all friends and associates are invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in her name to Red Bank Methodist Church.

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Barrett Brokaw
Age 43 - Little Silver

On Sept. 11, 2016, Barrett Brokaw, Age 43, passed away due to complications from a previous brain injury. Barry suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2014 but upon recovery, was able to return to work at Search Day School where he helped autistic students.

Barry was born in Red Bank. He received a degree in creative writing from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island and received a second degree in music education from Rhode Island College.

Barry is survived by his mother Chloe Brokaw, his father Peter Brokaw, his stepmother Laura Brokaw, his brother Bradford Brokaw and his wife Kitty, his brother David Brokaw and his beloved niece and nephew ShaiAnne and Brayden Brokaw.

Barry enjoyed singing and playing base with his band. Even after moving back to New Jersey to be near his mother, Barry remained close to his friends in Rhode Island. Barry was a talented mimic and entertained friends and family with his shenanigans.

There will be a memorial service on Saturday, Sept. 24th at 11:30 a.m. at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank.

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Brian P. Meehan

Brian Patrick Meehan, 54, of Colts Neck NJ, unexpectedly passed away on September 9th, 2016 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center surrounded by his loving family and friends.

He was born in Brooklyn, NY and graduated from Bishop Ford High School and St. Francis College there. He met his wife through a college friend and they have enjoyed a full and happy, though too short, life together since then. He worked as a trader in Manhattan for 35 years in the Government Bond Repo Market where he was a respected colleague as well as a trusted friend.

Brian lived in Colts Neck for 21 years, where he cherished the open spaces and quiet. He was a communicant of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church. He was a member of the Colts Neck Sports Foundation for many years coaching different sports for all three of his children. When they were students at Red Bank Catholic High School, he became their staunchest supporter in the stands, attending every game and meet, always with an encouraging smile. He was an amazing role model to his family and a thoughtful, loving friend to all who knew him. He loved Sinatra and Springsteen, was a master griller, and was a welcoming host who enjoyed nothing more than having his children's friends over to swim in the pool.

Brian loved to travel the world with his family and friends, especially relishing all kinds of various cuisines. Food was a great passion of his and over the years he had become a good cook. He was a bundle of energy who didn't stop moving until he retired for the night. He took immense pride in his home and spent countless hours mowing, pruning, and cultivating his yard. Brian loved the shore and to be at our home on Long Beach Island where he could relax surrounded by those he loved and eat great seafood.

Brian was predeceased by his mother Barbara McManus. He is survived by his wife Domenica, his adoring children James, Alicia, and Patrick, his sister Carolyn and his brother-in-law Kevin McCartney, in-laws Louisa and Giuseppe Mazzocchi and brother-in-law Tom Mazzocchi, nieces and nephews Ryan, Kevin, Kelsey, Christian, and Cara McCartney and Matthew Mazzocchi. He was beloved by many cousins and friends.

Friends and family are invited to attend a visitation in celebration of his life on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St., Red Bank NJ from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday September 14th at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church on Phalanx Rd. in Colts Neck at 10:30am. A private cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in Brian's memory to the Barn for the Poorest of the Poor- P.O Box 4270, Middletown, NJ 07748 or to Red Bank Catholic High School- 112 Broad St., Red Bank NJ 07701 would be sincerely appreciated

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Barbara A. Parks
Age 82 - Palm City, FL (formerly of Monmouth Co)

Barbara Parks, of Palm City, FL (a former resident of Monmouth County, NJ and Canton, GA), went home to be with the Lord on her 82nd birthday, September 7, 2016. She was surrounded by her adoring family. She was born on September 7, 1934, in Jersey City, NJ, where she attended St. Patrick's Elementary School, St. Michael's High School, and St. Francis School of Nursing. She married her beloved husband, Richard "Dick" Parks, in 1954. She was a woman of devout Catholic faith. As the matriarch of her family, Barbara served as a loving, supportive, confidant to her husband, children, and many, many friends. Her selfless attitude and witty personality brightened every room she entered. Barbara handled all obstacles in life with dignity and grace, even during her final days.

Throughout their early marriage, Barbara and Dick raised their 6 children in many locations in the US, before transferring to London, England in 1970. As her husband's job required much travel, Barbara served as the pillar of the family through her strength and guidance. One year later, she expertly spearheaded the family's next move to the Netherlands. During her time in Europe, she was an active member of the American Women's Club in London & The Hague.

After her children were grown, Barbara and her husband retired to Florida where she discovered her love of golf and country club activities, especially bridge. She was a member of Aberdeen Golf & Country Club, Willoughby Golf Club, and Monarch Country Club. She also spent that time accumulating many wonderful memories while traveling the world with her family and close friends. Her fondest were of the summer vacations on the shores of Lough Corrib and the house overlooking the Oughterard Golf Course in County Galway, Ireland.

Besides her loving husband of 62 years, she is survived by her children: Jim, his wife Tracy; Donna Bennett, her husband Bruce; Brian, his wife Janie; Karen Waldman, her husband Dan; Ellen Nolen, her husband Tim; and Susan Rosseel, her husband Steve. She also leaves behind her grandchildren: Bruce Bennett (Kelly); Justin Bennett (Kim); Tyler Bennett (Dana); Shannon Parks; Kristen McClintock (James); Ali Andryca (Mike); Ryan Aulson; Brendan Parks; Caroline Nolen; Patrick Nolen; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, William & Helen Davis, and her granddaughter, Emily Parks.

A service will be held at St. James Church, Red Bank, at 10:30am on September 19, 2016. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The American Cancer Society in Barbara's memory.

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Theresa J. Soldati
Age 52 - Rumson

Theresa J. Soldati, age 52, fought the good fight and finished her race at her home in Rumson on September 6, 2016, surrounded by those whom she loved. She had courageously battled Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma since 2013.

Terry was born in Summit and had lived in Bridgewater and Brooklyn, NY prior to moving to Rumson in 1994, summering most of her life in Manasquan, where she served as the town's first female lifeguard in 1980.

She received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Foreign Language (Spanish) and Speech Communication from East Stroudsburg University, PA having studied abroad in Spain for one year.

Terry was an avid swimmer, runner and skier, having competed in National Collegiate Athletic Association division one female swim competitions, running in the NYC Marathon in 2004 (4:16) and skiing the slopes of Vail, Colorado, Austria, Italy, France and Spain.

She traveled the world as a Senior Vice President of Sales Planning and Retail Development (Home Furnishings) for Ralph Lauren, Revman Inc., Sheridan Australia, and Croscill, Inc. all in Manhattan.

Terry is survived by her husband, Dr. Cyril J Beard III, her son, James Michael Baxter Soldati, at home, her mother, Phyllis Beyer Baxter, Bridgewater, and her sisters, Barbara "Beanie" Baxter, Ocean Gate, NJ and Elizabeth Nancy Baxter, Knowlton, NJ.

She was predeceased by her father, James Burton Baxter in 1994, her brother James Craig Baxter in 2000 and her Yellow Labrador Retriever, Buster in August 2016. She was formerly married to Michael Soldati.

Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank, NJ on Sunday, Sept 11th from 1 to 4 pm with a Celebrant Service at 3:30.

Because Terry was so particular about flower arrangements, the family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Organization International (ACCOI), POB 665, Hartsville, SC 29551. Those who knew and loved her are asked to raise a glass of a proper Napa Valley Chardonnay to her memory.

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Dorothy (Dot) Kay
Age 88 - Red Bank and Palm City, FL

Dorothy (Dot) Kay, 88 years old, of Red Bank and Palm City, Florida, past away peacefully at home on September 5th 2016.

Born in East Orange, Dot spent her summers at the Jersey Shore where she met the love of her life Jack Kay. They married shortly after she graduated from Keyport High School. They were married almost 65 years and together they raised their two daughters in Lincroft and Rumson.

Dot was a former member of Deal Golf & Country Club, she was a 9 holer, a member of the (Deal Dolls) bowling group and an avid mahjong player which she loved playing with her wonderful group of Deal friends.

Dot loved games and puzzles and started her beloved grandchildren playing at an early age. She was devoted to her loving husband, daughters and grandchildren and was happiest in their company as well as with her pet and companion Pumpkin.

Dot was predeceased by her parents Edward and Florence Brennan, her brother William, her loving husband Jack and her beloved daughter Debra.

She survived by her sister Florence Healy, her beloved daughter Marsha Mullen and her husband Barry, son-in-law Steven Podhaizer, Grandchildren Falynn, Derek, Peter, Abigail, and Michelle and great-grandchildren Makenzie and Carly. As well as many nieces, nephews and loving friends. A special thank you to her caregivers Ana and her sister Lana who lovingly cared for her over the last two years.

Visitation will be held at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank, NJ on Thursday, September 8, 2016, from 4:00 to 7:00PM. Burial will be private. A celebration of her life will be planned for a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations in the name of Dorothy Kay may be made to Interfaith Neighbors, 810 Fourth Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712, would be greatly appreciated.

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John R. Jones
Date of Death: September 5, 2016
Visitation: Wedneday, September 7, 2016 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank

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Oscar Hille
Age: 96 - Fair Haven

Oscar E. Hille, 96, of Fair Haven, died peacefully at home on September 2, 2016, surrounded by his loving family and friends. Oscar was an amazing man who led an amazing life, who kept his sense of humor, kindness and generosity shining to the end. Born in New York City to Elsa and Oscar Hille, the family moved to New Jersey when he was a young child and remained living here his entire life, eventually raising his own family in Hillsdale and Montvale.

A member of the "Greatest Generation", he helped his family through the struggles of being immigrant parents and the Depression. After graduating from High School, he attended Newark School of Engineering and Paterson Teacher's College while working to help support his parents and siblings. In December 1941, a day after the attacks on Pearl Harbor, Oscar enlisted in the Army Air Force. He soon started training as a pilot in various flight schools on many different types of planes and eventually graduated as a Co-Pilot on the great Flying Fortress B-17 Bombers. He and a crew flew a new B-17 from the west coast of the U.S. with fueling stops, the last in Nova Scotia. They then flew across the northern Atlantic, at night, to England where all their flying missions would begin.

Oscar and the crew of the B-17 "Madie" were members of the 390th Bomb Group and along with 128 other B-17 crews, were part of the famed Schweinfurt-Regensburg Mission, an American bombing raid on German munitions factories. On August 17, 1943, under heavy attack by German fighter planes, the "Madie" was severely damaged. Co-Pilot Oscar was seriously wounded but managed to crash land the B-17 in a farmer's field and all those on board survived. Two crew members had parachuted out and one did not survive. Many other B-17's in their group were also shot down and crew members did not survive. Captured that day by German soldiers, Oscar and the 7 members of the crew were taken to POW camps and were prisoners for 20 months, until the end of the war in 1945.

Upon returning back to the US, Oscar married his fiancée, Dorothy, on September 9, 1945. He had a life-long career with NJ Bell/AT&T, retiring early to enjoy life. He and Dorothy raised their children, were avid gardeners and traveled, and had a great marriage. A good life well lived and deserved.

Oscar was pre-deceased by his beautiful wife Dorothy in 2005 and is survived by 2 loving daughters, Dawn Hille Cannata and Diane Hille Jacoubs with whom he lived in Fair Haven, 2 grandchildren, Christopher Jacoubs and Niki Jacoubs Key, her husband Simon and their 2 children, Oscars great-grandchildren, London Ann and Hudson James Key. He also has nieces Susan, Kim and Kathy, God-children Barbara and John. Also many friends who always kept in touch with cards and phone calls. And then there is his late-in-life buddy, Joe Perroto, who brought him many laughs, lots of ice cream and the family could not have done without Joe in these past months.

A special mention of the Fair Haven First Aid Squad whose members were there for Oscar more than can be counted. The town is so lucky to have such kind volunteers. And finally, a special thank you to the VNA Hospice. Nurse Ann and Aide Jay along with so many others were there for Oscar and made him comfortable to the end.

Flowers gratefully declined. Please consider a donation to: Soldier On, Inc, 421 North Main Street, Building 6, Leeds MA 01053. On your check memo: Tinton Falls Veterans Housing in honor of Oscar Hille. SoldierOn.Org is a non-profit group that provides affordable housing to transitioning disabled and homeless veterans. Tinton Falls has donated land on Essex Road for housing to be built for veterans and is in the planning stage for 50 to 75 units.

A memorial gathering will be held on Friday, September 9, from 4pm to 6pm at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank. There will be a short Military Honor Guard at 5:30 pm and all are welcome to attend..

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Joan Audrey Gootman Smith
Age 83 - Red Bank

Joan Audrey Gootman Smith was born in 1932, in Richmond Hill Queens. Her mother Mabel single handedly raised Joan and her sister Nancy instilling in them the importance of family, working hard, living simply, and trusting in God. These values informed Joan's decision to dedicate her life as a Registered Nurse. She graduated from Norwegian Lutheran Hospital Nursing School in 1954. Throughout her career she nursed patients at Lutheran Medical Center, was a substitute school nurse in Middletown and Highlands school districts, and worked the night shift at the Navesink House. Joan was introduced to Todd A. Smith in early 1955. Todd was quickly enamored by Joan and sold his boat in order to purchase a diamond ring. The two wed on June 11, 1955. They lived in Richmond Hill NY, then Brooklyn, finally moving in 1966 to Red Bank, NJ where together they raised their three children, Alan, Carol and Linda. Joan became well known at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church where she was involved in the quilting ministry, was head of the Dorcas Circle, taught Sunday school and vacation bible school and sang in the choir for 30 years. She spent time at the Shrewsbury River Yacht Club or aboard one of Todd's boats. Throughout the couple's 61 years together the pair enjoyed taking boat trips up the Hudson from Red Bank to Kingston, NY, retreating to the family farmhouse in Fayetteville, NY, and simply being at home together. It was at home where Joan peacefully succumbed to her nine year tumult with Alzheimer's on August 30, 2016.

Joan is survived by her sweetheart Todd; her sister Nancy and her husband Tom; her children and their spouses Alan Smith and Lynn Sandock Smith of Centreville, Va., Carol Smith and Paul Tanner of Ridgefield Ct, and Linda Smith Finnegan and James Finnegan Sr. of Stirling, NJ; her seven grandkids, Brittany & Ryan Smith, Nicole, Shannon, Kathleen, Victoria and James Finnegan and many loving nieces and nephews, family and friends.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Joan's life on Saturday, Sept 3, 2016, 1 to 3 pm at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank, NJ. A mass will be celebrated on Sunday, Sept 4, 2016 at 1pm at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 150 River Road, Red Bank, NJ

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer's Association in the memory of Joan G. Smith.

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George Schwerdtman
Date of Death: August 28, 2016
No Visitation
Mass of Christian Burial: Wednesday, August 31st at 10 a.m. at St. Dorothea's RC Church, 240 Broad Street, Eatontown, NJ. Final prayers at the funeral home will be held beginning at 9 a.m. before the procession to Church.
Interment: Notre Dame Cemetery, West Warwick, RI on Thursday, September 1st.

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John David Koenig
On August 25, 2016, John D. Koenig died at Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, New Jersey after suffering a stroke. He was most recently a resident of Bayside Manor (BM) in Keansburg, NJ. He loved the staff and his fellow residents at BM and they became a second family to him. He loved debating and teasing his friends and family about books, politics, sports, religion and anything that was politically incorrect. He was hoping to make it to the election so he could do his patriotic duty and vote. A lifelong Catholic, he attended mass and received the eucharist just before falling ill. He was ready to meet his Maker. He knew God existed because only a good and merciful God would have created beer.

A long-time resident of Rumson and Red Bank, he was born at Doctors Hospital, New York City (NYC) - the only child of George A. Koenig, M.D. and Helen Callaghan Koenig. He attended various NYC schools, graduating from Grammar School on Governors Island, during World War II, where his father served as a Colonel in the United States Army and also as Chief of the Governors Island Hospital. His time on Governors Island was some of the happiest of his life. It was on Governors Island that he became a life-long golfing enthusiast. He then began, what was to be an 11 year educational odyssey with the Jesuits beginning at Xavier High School in NYC and continuing with St. Peter's College, Jersey City and then Fordham University Law School. Before entering Law School he served a combat tour as an Artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps. He fought in the Nevada Triangle (Korea) in March 1953. During the fight, the infantry company he was assigned to as a forward observer lost seventy-two (72) Marines killed or wounded from a total strength of one hundred and forty seven (147) men. He never forgot the incredible acts of heroism and bravery he witnessed in Korea and always remembered fondly in his heart the Marines and Corpsmen with whom he fought and served. He looks forward to buying each of them a beer in heaven.

After Law School John went to work at Gasser & Hayes, a NYC Law Firm, thus beginning a fifty (50) + year career as a Trust and Estate Attorney. He is a former member of Beacon Hill Country Club, Shrewsbury Sailing Club, Oceanport and Monmouth Beach Bath and Tennis Club, where he had served as a trustee. He was a lifelong reader and History Buff, particularly Military History taking his family on numerous travels to historic sites and battlefields. He was a strong supporter of the Boy Scouts of America. All five of his sons were Eagle Scouts. The Marine Corps had no more loyal follower than John Koenig. He lived by the motto: Once a Marine, Always a Marine. Three of his sons became Marines.

He is survived by his former wife, Nancy Koenig McCoy of Little Silver, NJ, his sons: John (Jessica) of Vienna, VA, Thomas (Teresa) of Del Ray Beach, FL, George (Denis) of Atlanta, GA, William (Tara) of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY and Peter of Rumson, NJ , his grandchildren: Thomas and John of Vienna, VA, George and Caitlin of Philadelphia PA; Tricia (Kyle) Ricketts of Atlanta, GA, Ann Koenig of Atlanta, GA; Nancy, Courtney, Laura, Tripp and Jack Koenig of Atlanta, GA, Alexander, Olivia and Vivienne Koenig (Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY); and his great grandchildren: Emily and Grace Ricketts of Atlanta, GA.

A visitation will be held at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ on Friday, August 26, 2016 from 2:00-4:00pm and 7:00-9:00pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00am on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at St. James Catholic Church in Red Bank, NJ. Family and friends will gather afterwards to tell their favorite stories about this unique and irreplaceable man. The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Semper Fi Fund at https://semperfifund.org/donate/ or to Sisters of Life at http://www.sistersoflife.org/donations in the name of John D. Koenig.

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Benjamin A. Lappino
Age 86 - Eatontown

Benjamin A. Lappino, 86 of Eatontown, passed away on August 22, 2016, at home. Benjamin was born in Jersey City to Mario and Margaret Lappino. He graduated Thomas Jefferson High School in Elizabeth and attended Newark College of Engineering. Benjamin worked for the former Union Osteopathic Hospital and then as a VP of Corp Facilities at JFK Hospital in Edison from 1968 until his retirement in 1995. He served in the Air Force from 1950 to 1954.

Benjamin was a Member and Past Commander of the Shrewsbury Power Squadron and a Member of the National Rifle Society. He was a communicant of St. Dorothea's RC Church in Eatontown.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Elizabeth "Betty" Lappino; his son, Mario Lappino of Elizabeth; his daughter, Judith Lappino Lee and husband John of Edison; sister, Doris Bonavitacola and her husband Frank of Colonia; and granddaughter, Kayla Lappino. He is also survived by a niece and three nephews.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 25th from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 26th at 10:00 AM, St. Dorothea's RC Church, 240 Broad St, Eatontown. Entombment will follow at Woodbine Cemetery in Oceanport. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to the National Parkinson Foundation or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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James Leslie Clark, Jr.
Age 86 - Jackson

Jim Clark, 86, of Jackson, NJ, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, August 19, at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Born in 1929, in Los Angeles, CA to Les and Irene Clark, he lived his life in California, Puerto Rico, and ultimately settled in New Jersey.

Jim is survived by his wife of 66 years, Jeanne, sons Mark (Cindy) and Dana (Bobbi), and 6 grandchildren Heidi (John), Casey, Alaina, Greg (Caymee), Killian, and Devin, nieces Tiffany (Ben) and Shannon (Juan), and 3 great grandchildren.

Jim graduated Compton College, CA, with an Associate Degree. After serving in the Army, he received an honorable discharge and took a job with Sea Land Inc. where he worked until his retirement in 1992. His job allowed him to travel internationally including many cities in Europe and Asia. Jim was also a Mason Member and Past Master at the Sunnyside Lodge in Los Angeles, CA. Jim was a musician and an avid reader, and always kept his Kindle close by.

Jim was an active member of the Embury United Methodist Church in Little Silver, NJ.

Visitation will be from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank on Wednesday, August 24. A memorial service will be held Thursday, August 25, at 11:00 AM at Embury United Methodist Church, Little Silver. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made to Embury United Methodist Church, 49 Church Street, Little Silver, NJ 07739.

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Dr. Craig L. Scanlan
Age 69 - Rumson

Craig L. Scanlan, 69, of Rumson, passed away on Wednesday, August 17. He was born in East Orange, New Jersey, to his parents, the late Edwin L. and Jacqueline Bush Scanlan. Craig grew up in Little Silver and was a resident of Rumson for the past 25 years.

He was a graduate of Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts; Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania; and completed his doctoral studies at Rutgers University. Craig was a faculty member at Brookdale Community College and established the respiratory therapy program there. After obtaining his doctorate, he took a faculty position at NJ's academic health sciences center, now part of Rutgers. During his 31-year tenure at Rutgers (UMDNJ), he participated in education research, grant writing, book authoring, and PhD advisement in addition to teaching. He was an accomplished author and well-respected in his field, having published numerous academic articles and several textbooks. He frequently spoke and presented at both medical and academic institutions. He was the inaugural inductee into the Master Educators' Guild at UMDNJ and was voted outstanding faculty member several times. He was also the recipient of numerous professional and academic awards. Since retiring in 2011 as Professor Emeritus, he continued to author textbooks and participate in professional activities to advance the field of pulmonary medicine through computer simulations and online education.

Craig is survived by his loving wife and soulmate, Barrie; son, Craig P. and his wife, Asuka; his brother Gene and sister-in-law Joanne; mother-in-law Jean Montigros and sister-in-law Dr. Patricia Montigros. His shining star was his granddaughter, Jasmine.

There will be a memorial celebration from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Monday, August 29 at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Craig's memory to the Rumson First Aid Squad or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Maryann T. Blihar
Highlands

Maryann T. Blihar of Highlands, NJ, passed away after a courageous battle with heart disease on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at Calvary Hospice in Bronx, NY. She retired as a professional sales representative from Commerce Clearing House Inc., a tax and business law corporation. A devoted mother, she leaves behind three children: Helene M. Kenney and Robert J. Blihar, both of Red Bank, and Michael W. Blihar of West Long Branch; three beloved grandchildren: Danika R. Kenney, Christian J. Pritzlaff, and Alec Blihar; three sisters: Helene Candino, Rosemarie Korbelak and Joan Lope, as well as two brothers-in-law, Raymond Candino and Peter Lope; and many nieces and nephews and their families.

Visitation is Friday, Aug 19th from 5 to 8 pm at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Sat, Aug 20th at 10 a.m. at St. James RC Catholic Church, 94 Broad St, Red Bank.

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Patricia Kenny Wiseman
Age 82 - Monmouth Beach

Patricia Kenny Wiseman, age 82, of Monmouth Beach, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 15th, 2016 at Monmouth Medical Center in New Jersey. She formerly resided in Middlesex, NJ, and in Massapequa Park, NY.

She was born in 1933 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Richard and Catharine Leonard Kenny. She graduated from Bishop McDonnell Memorial High School in 1951 and C.F. Young Secretarial School. In 1953, she married the late Brendan Wiseman, and they had three children.

She leaves behind her loving children Jean Pfeffer (Frank), Mary Bakoyiannis (Tom), and Brendan Wiseman, grandchildren Kate and Elizabeth Pfeffer, and Paul and Nina Bakoyiannis, siblings Anita Fishbone and Gerard Kenny, and numerous nieces and nephews. Her husband of thirty-six years, Brendan Wiseman, and her siblings Jean Kenny, Grace Kenny Schwartz, and Richard Kenny precede her in death.

Pat worked as a medical assistant to an ophthalmologist and at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. After retirement, she made Monmouth Beach her home, where she worked part-time at Riverview Medical Center. She was an active member of Long Branch Senior Center, Sandpiper Senior Citizens Club, and her local prayer group. Her deep faith guided her and anchored her throughout her life. She was an avid reader and writer of poetry, drawing inspiration from her love and appreciation of nature. Her kindness, sense of humor, and laughter will be greatly missed.

Friends are welcomed to call at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank on Wednesday, August 17 from 4PM to 7PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Church of the Precious Blood in Monmouth Beach on Thursday, August 18 at 10:30 am.

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Nancy DeGeorge
Age 55 - Ocean Twp

Nancy DeGeorge, Age 55 of Ocean Twp, passed away on August 11, 2016. Nancy was born in Red Bank to Joseph and Donna Roslyn. She was a homemaker who loved to cook and garden.

She is survived by her husband of 28 years Louis H. DeGeorge; daughter Nicole; brother Thomas Roslyn of Long Branch; brother-in-law Howard DeGeorge and his wife Susan of Oakhurt; sisters-in-law Mary Sauer and her husband John of Oceanport, Patricia Douglas and her husband Dennis of Toms River and Robyn Reilly of Long Branch; and several nieces and nephews.

There will be a memorial gathering on Tuesday, August 16th from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to Jason's Dreams for Kids, Inc, 20 Monmouth St, Red Bank, NJ 07701.

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William R. Heidt
Age 87 - Little Silver

William R. Heidt, "Bill", 87, of Little Silver, NJ and Bonita Beach, FL, passed away August 7, after a long and beautiful life.

Born in Cliffside Park, NJ, he graduated Cliffside High School class of 1946 and Rutgers University class of 1950. He completed graduate studies at NYU. Bill served proudly in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Bill was Vice-President and partner of J. Aaron & Co., the commodity division of Goldman-Sachs, NYC. He is an honorary member of the Green Coffee Association. He retired in 1985 after a fulfilling and successful career.

Bill married his high school sweetheart Eileen and together they moved to Lincroft, NJ where they resided for 25 years. He was a founding member and coach of the Lincroft Little League and an 18 year volunteer and Captain of the Lincroft Fire Company. He and Eileen have resided in Little Silver for the past 21 years.

An avid sports fan, Bill was an outstanding golfer, terrific tennis player, diehard Giants fan, and the number one fan of his grandchildren's assorted sporting ventures, rarely missing a game. His other passions were gardening, the beach, pizza and Johnny Red, rocks.

Bill loved life. His convictions were strong and his heart strong. He will be remembered as a devoted family man and a loyal and dedicated friend.

He was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Rose, and his brother Charles. He is survived by the love of his life, Eileen, and his children Robert & Betsey Heidt, Susan & Chris Quinn, and Jay & Patti Heidt, all of Middletown. His spirit lives on through his beloved grandchildren, Lauren & her husband Ben, Jennifer, Kelly, Billy, Ryan, Brian and Alexandra.

Visitation will be held at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ, Friday August 12th, 4 to 8 pm, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill's memory can be made to the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II Memorial Fund, PO Box 35, Holmdel, NJ 07733, a local organization supporting wounded military personnel.

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AJ Heagney
Age 23 - Rumson

AJ (Alexander Joseph) Heagney, 23, passed away on August 6, 2016. AJ will be forever remembered for his infectious smile, contagious laugh, and the ability to touch the lives of everyone around him.

AJ had a passion for nature, snowboarding, photography, music and he loved to dance. He cared deeply for his family and friends and shared a level of kindness, compassion, and empathy for others that makes the world a better place.

Funny, athletic, tender-hearted, energetic, and original was AJ. His sweet yet brave and strong spirit will carry-on through all who loved him.

AJ is survived by his mother, Leigh Roberto Heagney, and his twin sister, Kailee Ann Heagney. He also leaves loving grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.

A memorial celebration of AJ's life will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 11th at the Tower Hill Presbyterian Church, Harding Rd, Red Bank. The family requests that no flowers be sent. Instead they would appreciate a donation in AJ's memory to a charity of your choice.

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Philip Scott Hessinger
Age 86 - Red Bank

On Thursday morning, August 4, 2016, Philip passed away peacefully in his home at Shadow Lake Village in Red Bank. Before moving to Red Bank five years ago, Philip lived in West Caldwell for nearly 60 years with his beloved wife, Barbara, who predeceased him on March 26, 2013.

Philip was born in 1929, was raised and educated in the Town of Tonawanda, a northern suburb of Buffalo, NY. He was the eldest son of Arthur J. and Eleanor S. Hessinger of Kenmore, NY. Upon graduating high school he went on to receive a BS in Ceramic Engineering from Alfred University. From 1952 to 1955 he served in the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. Also in 1952 he met Barbara B. Birt on a blind date. Barbara was an 8th generation descendant of Benjamin Franklin. Philip went on to earn his MS degree in Ceramic Engineering at Ohio State University - go Buckeyes! (He was an avid fan). He entered the Ceramic Engineering industry in 1956. He was the Technical Director at ITT Corporation World Headquarters in NYC for many years, but before retiring in 1998, he continued to provide consulting for various companies that produced materials for the fiber optics industry.

He was a man with many interests. He enjoyed researching both branches of our family tree and was very involved with FranklinDescendants.org. He did such a thorough job in his documentation of our relationship to Benjamin Franklin, his work is now available in the Library of Congress.

He was also a huge Civil War history buff and a collector of rare and valuable stamps. Though he travelled the world extensively for both business and pleasure, his best days were spent at home tinkering in the room dedicated to his magnificent N-gage train layout, built to simulate the city of Dayton, Ohio.

He will be missed by many dear friends, but especially his family; son, Stephen B. Hessinger, of Fair Haven and his wife Patricia; daughter, Susan Reid of Tinton Falls and her husband Robert; grandchildren, Kasey Byrne Lowenthal of NYC and her husband Steve, Cooper Reid, Dylan Reid, Stephen Hessinger, Pierce Hessinger, Brandon Hessinger; and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his brother, William Hessinger and his wife Joane, and his brother-in-law, James E. Birt and his wife Janet. Lastly, he will be missed by his compassionate, loving personal aid and companion, Elizabeth Addae.

A private memorial service will be held in the future, during which time both the ashes of Philip and Barbara will be buried off-shore and at sea together. The Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ is entrusted with the arrangements.

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Herbert Eigenrauch, Jr.
Age 70 - Aberdeen

Herbert William Eigenrauch Jr., Age 70, of Aberdeen, passed away on Thurs, Aug 4th at RWJ University Hospital in New Brunswick. Herb was predeceased by his wife, Pal Yon Kim, in 2004; his father, Herbert William Eigenrauch in 1993; and his mother Mary Helen Voorhees Eigenrauch in 2005.

Herb is survived by his three children, daughters Cheryl McLeoud and her husband Asher of Sydney, Australia and Tami Eigenrauch of Jersey City and son Herbie Eigenrauch III and his wife Fay of Red Bank; his eight beloved grandchildren here in the states and abroad; his long-time girlfriend, Maggi Bell of Aberdeen; and his brother, Alan Bruce of Monmouth Beach.

Herb Eigenrauch Jr. was born in 1945 in Long Branch. He grew up in the River Plaza section of Middletown and graduated from Middletown High School in 1963. Herb went on to attend Tusculum College, Greeneville, TN and graduated in 1967 with a degree in Business Administration. After graduating college he enlisted in the US Army and served from 1967 to 1971. He was stationed in Okinawa and Korea. It was in Korea, that Herb met his future wife Kim, before heading back to New Jersey to start a new family. Upon arriving back in the US, he began a career that lasted 30 years as a sales manager for Supply King in Neptune, before he retired in 2004. He was currently employed with Helfrich & Sons, as a school bus driver, most notably for the students of Holy Cross Catholic School in Rumson.

Herb had a true lust for life, with the simplicities that brought him the most joy. These joys were derived from his hobbies that included gardening, cooking, bird watching, and conversing with friends and family daily, usually about the Mets and Jets or the children along his bus route, whom he adored. He never took his responsibilities to these children and their safety lightly and was proud to be the smiling face that greeted them each morning.

He enjoyed many cruises over the years with his partner and friend, Maggi. In recent years, he reconnected with his Tuscalana friends and created many more shared times and memories to be cherished with them. Herb was a member of the Tres Dias, an interdenominational Christian leadership movement, which served as the perfect outlet for his guitar playing, where he charitably gave of his time and efforts. In addition, he was an active member of VFW Post 4303, where he frequently spent time with friends.

The greatest joy in Herb's life were his grandchildren both here and abroad. He kept in constant touch with his grandchildren in Australia and was blessed to be a part of their lives. Nothing brought out the best in Herb like his two granddaughters, Quincy and Scout. He never missed an opportunity to share a beach day with them, (their greatest shared bond), a holiday, or to celebrate any number of their personal milestones. He bonded deeply with his grandchildren, his greatest joy, and in return they loved their "Pop Pop" beyond all else. As a father Herb was constantly available as a reliable friend and nurturer.

With all of life's ups and downs, there was no problem too great for Herb's willingness to assist, ease or resolve for the betterment of his children. Herb will be forever in our hearts and his presence in all our lives.

Services to honor Herb will take place at the Thompson Memorial Home 310 Broad St, Red Bank with visitation on Mon Aug 15th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm and a Family Gathering on Tues Aug 16th at 11:30 am until noon. Interment will be at the Brig.Gen.Wm. C. Doyle Veteran's Memorial Cemetery at 1:00 pm in the chapel. In lieu of flowers please feel free to donate to the Class of 1967 Tusculum College Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of Herbert W. Eigenrauch, Jr.

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Donald Jaeger
Date of Death: August 3, 2016
No services

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Ann A. Lopushansky
Age 93 - Red Bank

Ann A. Lopushansky, 93 of Red Bank, passed away peacefully at home on August 2, 2016. Born in Latrobe, PA, she was one of nine children to John and Mary Kulha Rudy.

Ann was predeceased by Michael, her husband of 51 years. She is survived by her daughter Monica Boscarino of Red Bank, many nieces and nephews and a sister-in-law Irene Rudy of Latrobe, PA.

As a young woman Ann worked at American Cynamid in Latrobe, PA. After her marriage, she and her husband owned and operated Artcraft Printers until their retirement. In 1982 they moved to Shark River Hills in Neptune, NJ. They enjoyed a social life with members of the Holy Innocents Senior Club. Ann was the club Historian. As avid golfers, they traveled to golf courses along the East Coast. In 1997 Ann moved to Red Bank and resided with her daughter. She formed wonderful friendships with members of the St. James Senior Club and the Catholic Daughters of America. The ladies met for meetings, lunch outings and card playing at the Red Bank Senior Center. Nearly every day Ann and her daughter had lunch at her favorite restaurant, Mumford's. At age 93 Ann was "full of life", generous and kind. When asked what kept her going she replied "dark chocolate".

A special "Thank You" to Meridian Home Care Aides Helen, Tassa, Jennifer, Vania and Hospice Nurses Lindsay, Elizabeth and Tammi who cared for Ann.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 4th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 5th at 10 a.m. at St. James RC Church, 94 Broad St, Red Bank. Interment will follow at Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls. In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation to your favorite charity.

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Robert W. Adler, Sr.
Age 80 - Colts Neck

Robert W. Adler, Sr., age 80, of Colts Neck, went to be with his loving lord on Tuesday August 2nd 2016 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, with his beloved granddaughter Ashley at his side. Bob was pre-deceased by his parents Mildred Turner Adler and Frederick Horst Adler, and his beloved wife Helen Herndon Adler. Bob is survived by his son Robert W. Adler Jr, granddaughter Ashley Victoria Adler, daughter-in-law Sherri Murray Adler, all of Rumson; son Richard Turner Adler and daughter-in-law Jennifer Embler of Belford; sister Linda Williams-Lambert and her husband James Lambert of FL; and brother-in-law Jesse M. "Bud" Herndon III and his wife Debbie Herndon of MD. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews as well as many loyal friends.

He was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Shrewsbury where he served as an Elder and Deacon. He also served on many Presbytery committees at the regional level and was instrumental in bring the Cents-Ability program to the church. Bob served as an officer in the Army from 1961 to 1963 with posts at Fort Benning and Fort Dix. He spent most of his professional years in the construction insurance industry, ultimately in his own agency Riley Walker Agency, Inc. which he co-owned with his beloved wife. His most recent career involved real estate developing with his cherished sister Linda.

Bob loved his monthly card playing group and the men's car club at the church. He enjoyed making his favorite soups and trying new recipes, fine wine, but most of all watching his granddaughter dance.

Visitation will be held on Sunday August 7th from 4 to 7pm at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank. A funeral service will be celebrated on Monday August 8th at 10am at the Presbyterian Church at Shrewsbury, 352 Sycamore Ave, Shrewsbury. The family requests that donations be made in his memory to the church memorial fund or to a charity of your choice.

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Josephine Martinez
Age 91 - Red Bank

On Sunday, July 31st, Josephine (Granny) Martinez, age 91, was called home by God, surrounded by her loving family . Josephine was born to Alex Sandor and Catherine (Pavlik) Yaczko. Granny worked as a draftsperson for Standard Oil Company (now Exxon Mobil) until she married Joseph Martinez at Saint Joseph's Roman Catholic Church. Together they had four children. For years, Granny worked at Ludwig's Restaurant on Wallace Street in Red Bank as a cashier. She was very active in her community and was recently recognized for over fifty years of service in the Woman's Auxiliary of the Red Bank Fire Department. She also served on the Advisory Board of the Red Bank Senior Center, volunteered at the Church of the Nativity and was a long-time member of the Shrewsbury Homesteaders. Granny and Pop enjoyed traveling together as well as spending time with family and friends.

Granny was predeceased by her husband Joe; her brother Stephen Yaczko; sisters, Francis Wickersty, Ann Flynn and Kathryn Leck; and her grandson Stephen LaCosta. She is survived by her sister Dorothy Fekety, son, Alex Martinez and daughters, Diane Zalewski, Nancy Martinez and Susan Lydakis; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, August 3rd at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, August 4th at 10 a.m. the Church of the Nativity, 180 Ridge Rd, Fair Haven, NJ 07704. Granny will be laid to rest with her husband in a private service at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Granny would appreciate donations be made to one of her favorite charities at the Saint John's Church who supply meals to the poor. Donations may be sent to Saint John's Feed the Hungry Church, 22 Mulberry Street, PO Box 200147, Newark, NJ 07102.

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Samuel Thomas Howard III
AGE 85 - Eatontown

Samuel Thomas Howard III, 85, passed away July 7th 2016 in Palm Beach, Florida. Sam, known to his family and friends as "Bud", was a lifelong resident of Eatontown, NJ. He was the son of the late Samuel and Elsie O'dell-Howard. A graduate of Long Branch High School and the first four-year class of Monmouth College, he was a loyal supporter of both schools. Bud was a proud veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Tarawa for two world tours. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW. Bud worked for several years in NYC. He was a Controller at Cowles Communication, Look Magazine and Family Circle. Later he was a VP of Finance at the NY Times. Prior to retirement, Bud worked in the Accounting office at the Communications Electronics Command Fort Monmouth. In 2001, always up for a new experience, Bud opened Lavish Lighting in Shrewsbury where he worked until his stroke in December 2015. He was truly a "fixture" at the store and was happy to serve his local community. During his life he was involved in service to his community as a volunteer firefighter in Eatontown, and as a lifeguard in Long Branch. He also was an exceptional bowler, winning several trophies for perfect scores in the EAI league.

Bud was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Dolores Cattani Howard and his sister Lois Suffill. He is survived by his daughters Dawne Howard Henderson and Cynthia Flannigan and their spouses Frank and Tim. Bud has two grandchildren who by his account are simply "marvelous" Danielle and Tyler. Samuel "Bud" Howard will always be remembered for his love of family, friends, and country.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, August 11th from 6 to 8 PM at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank, New Jersey, www.thompsonmemorial.net. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 12th at 10:30 AM at St. Dorothea's 240 Broad Street in Eatontown, NJ. Interment will follow mass. In lieu of flowers, Bud requested donations be made to his alma mater Monmouth University. Please make checks payable to "Monmouth University" and in a note indicate "“For the Samuel T. Howard III Scholarship Fund". The mailing address is: Monmouth University, Office of External Affairs, 400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ 07764.

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Joseph G. Zetkulic, Sr.
Age 91 - Brant Beach and Colts Neck

Joseph George Zetkulic, 91, of Brant Beach and Colts Neck, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 in his home with his family. He is survived by his wife, Marion Zetkulic, his four children, Joseph, Jr., Jack, Tom, and Anne Benoit and their spouses as well as his twelve grandchildren.

Mr. Zetkulic was born in 1925 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. He married Marion Mink in 1955. Mr. Zetkulic had four siblings who predeceased him, including his brother, Michael, who died in World World II in the Philippines and his three sisters, Marguerite Procanik, Dorothy Pollak, and Florence Gardella.

He attended Perth Amboy High School before serving as a quartermaster on a PT Boat in the South Pacific in World War II seeing action in New Guinea and the Philippines. Mr. Zetkulic received his bachelor’s and master's degrees from Columbia University in New York. Mr. Zetkulic then worked for over thirty years as a chemist with American Home Products in Cranford, New Jersey.

Mr. Zetkulic worked to organize the Little League in Lincroft, New Jersey and enjoyed participating in the League in which his three sons played. Mr. Zetkulic and his family traveled extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Central America. Mr. and Mrs. Zetkulic also traveled throughout Europe and South America.

Visitation will be held Friday, July 29, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank, New Jersey, 07701. A memorial service has been scheduled for Saturday, August 20th at 11 a.m. at the Colts Neck Reformed Church, 72 County Road 537, Colts Neck, NJ.

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Gennaro R. DiPrisco
Age 84 - Lakewood

Gennaro R. DiPrisco passed away on July 25, 2016, surrounded by his family. Gennaro was born and raised in the Bronx, NY. Prior to living in Lakewood, he resided at Shoal Harbor Court in Port Monmouth. He was a veteran of the Korean War and served in the US Marine Corp.

Gennaro was a depot manager for Taystee Bread in Port Chester, NY and retired at the age of 50.

He is predeceased by his wife Mary; his parents Helen and Gennaro; and siblings Caroline, Bobby and Pat. He is survived by his daughters Carol, Joanne and Cindy; his grandchildren Jeremy, Gina, Gianna, James, Christopher and Joseph; and two great-grandchildren Gavin and Ashley.

Visitation will be Wednesday, July 27th from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. A Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, July 28th at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Middletown. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Gennaro's memory to the Ocean County Animal Facility and mailed to the Northern Ocean County Animal Facility, 615 Freemont Avenue, Jackson, NJ 08527. Checks should be made payable to "Ocean County Health Department."

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Eva Joyce Friscia
77 - Tinton Falls

Eva Joyce Friscia passed away on July 24, 2016 at the age of 77. She leaves behind her husband Leonard T. Friscia, mother Mable Fowler, brother Richard April, sister Anna Russo and children Thomas Friscia, Karen Friscia Zoback, Jeanne Friscia, Michael Friscia, grandchildren Mitchell Snyder, Michele Barrie, and Kyle Mosher, and great-grandchildren Kara and Julie Snyder, Elias and Fraya Barrie. Born in 1938, Eva was raised on a farm in Jackson Mills, New Jersey until her family moved to Rumson when she was ten. There she attended Rumson High School, married, and raised four children until 1986 when they moved to Tinton Falls.

Eva was a creative and award-winning quilter and inspiration to her family, friends, and community. She taught ceramics and quilting for years. She was an active member of the CPC Quilting Group and the Knitwits Knitting Group. She received numerous awards locally and nationally for her quilts, embroidery, and needlepoint. She enjoyed her family, numerous friends, laughing, and beautiful day at the beach.

A memorial gathering for friends and family will be held on Friday, July 29th from 10:00 to Noon, with a prayer service at 11:30, at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank.

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Luis Crespo
Date of Death: July 19, 2016
Visitation: Saturday, July 23rd from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ

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Barbara Knapp Cokelet
Age 91 - Middletown

Barbara Knapp Cokelet passed away peacefully on July 7, 2016. Barbara was born in Red Bank, New Jersey in 1925 to Morgan and Mildred Knapp, grew up in Shrewsbury, and spent her entire adult life in Monmouth County. Barbara graduated from Wilson College and from Rutgers University with a Masters degree in social work. She served the community as a social worker for Monmouth County until her retirement.

Barbara never met a stranger – her warm smile, cheery disposition, and positive outlook on life endeared her to her many friends, co-workers and acquaintances. She had a passion for living a natural healthy life, and always led a very active lifestyle, seeming much younger than her 91 years!

She enjoyed the arts, being outdoors, ballroom dancing, and especially being around people. Barbara also loved traveling and enjoyed many adventures in retirement including trips to Paris and Russia as well as visits to upstate New York, the Pacific Northwest, and Texas to see family and friends. She was always up for an outing, and loved going to New York City, attending events at the Count Basie Theater, or just being with friends.

Barbara was predeceased by her parents Morgan C. Knapp, Sr. and Mildred Johnson Knapp, and her younger brother Morgan C. Knapp, Jr. She is survived by her nieces and nephews and their families - all of Texas: Karen Knapp Teneriello, Barbara Knapp Winters, Stephen Morgan Knapp, David Magnus Knapp, and Amy Knapp Sack.

The family would like to thank the caring staff at Arbor Terrace of Middletown which Barbara called home for the past three years, Meridian Healthcare services at Arbor Terrace, and especially Barbara's dearest friend Barbara Jay of Monmouth Beach, N.J. ...love and light, as Barbara signed all her personal correspondence.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Shrewsbury, 352 Sycamore Ave, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702. Memorial contributions may be made to the Presbyterian Church of Shrewsbury.

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Gillian Courtney-Pratt

Age 83 of Little Silver

Gillian Courtney-Pratt of Little Silver, passed away peacefully at home on July 14, 2016 at the age of 83.  She was born to Gladys and Leslie Grundy in London, England.  Educated locally but later at Ashford School for Girls in Kent.  She went on to Guildford School of Art at which she excelled.  She then became a highly competent secretary working amongst others for Adlai Stephenson. 

When he was in the U.K., she met Jeofry Courtney-Pratt in Cambridge Where he was a Physics Professor at Gonville and Cavis College.  They married in 1957 and shortly after moved to the U.S.  When Jeofry joined Bell Labs at Murray Hill, they lived in Springfield, NJ.

When Bell Labs relocated to Holmdel, Jeofry and Gillian bought a plot on Wigwam Road, Locust, where they built a beautiful house overlooking the Navesink River.  They developed a superb wild garden, which was their pride and joy.  It has been documented by the Smithsonian Institute.  Gillian became a member of the Rumson Garden Club, and they both spent many happy times at the Seabright Beach Club.

Jeofry sadly died in 1995, but Gillian stayed at Wigwam Road.  Subsequently remarrying to Roger  Cormier in 2003.  Gillian moved to Alderbrook Road, and joined Rumson Country Club at that time.  Gillian was also a keen member of the English Speaking Union.  She also much enjoyed her hobby of decoupage with friends, mostly at Susan Karlin's house where funds were raised for Family and Childrens Service.

Gillian is survived by her brother Nigel, who would very much like to thank Mariam Imnaishvili, who has looked after Gillian for the last six months along with Doreen Caravella.  He would also like to mention Ann and Bill Westerfield; also Fred Shipton, these whose love and devotion will never be forgotten.

A celebration of Gillian's life will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 10th at 4 p.m. at the Rumson Country Club.  The family requests that memorial donations be made in Gillian's memory to VNA Health Group Hospice, 176 Riverside Ave., Red Bank, NJ  07701.

The Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank was entrusted with her arrangements.

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Enid M. Billerbeck
Red Bank

Enid M. Billerbeck passed away peacefully on June 28 at the Atrium in Red Bank. The only child of Francis E. and Frances D. Mackle, Enid was born in Roselle, New Jersey. She graduated from Roselle High School and went on to earn a degree in English from Beaver College.

After college, Enid pursued a career in the advertising industry, working as a research analyst for Young and Rubicam in New York City. She left the company after six years and moved to Monmouth County with her husband Harry A. Billerbeck, to raise their two daughters.

Enid was an engaged and outgoing member of the community. She cherished the many friendships she established as a long-standing member of the Sands Beach Club, the Rumson Country Club, the Junior League of Monmouth County, and as an auxiliary member of the Family & Children's Service. Her Christian faith was important to Enid and she was an active communicant at the Christ Episcopal Church in Middletown.

Enid was admired for her charm, sense of humor and quick wit. She enjoyed the challenge of the New York Times crossword puzzle, and was sought out by her many friends as a skilled bridge partner. She also loved to travel, and relished the memories of her trips to France, Ireland, England, Austria and Italy.

Enid will be remembered by her family as a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. Nothing in the world was more important to Enid than the happiness and well-being of her family. Her beloved children and grandchildren knew they could rely upon "Mom" or "Granny" at any time as a source of sound and reasonable judgment, sage advice, and completely unconditional love. She will be profoundly missed and eternally loved.

Enid was predeceased by her parents and her husband of 53 years, Harry. She is survived by her daughter Susan Whalen and her husband Daniel, of Rumson; her daughter Carol Kane and her husband Thomas, of Monmouth Hills; her grandchildren Christina and Sydney Whalen, Kendall, Courtney and Peter Kane.

A memorial luncheon in her honor will be held Saturday September 10th at noon at the Rumson Country Club. Interment will be private.

Donations in Enid's memory can be made to Family & Children's Service, 191 Bath Avenue, Long Branch, New Jersey 07740. The Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank is entrusted with the arrangements.

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Claudio Marrone

Date of Death: July 9, 2016
Visitation: Tuesday, July 12th from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank
Prayer Service: Wednesday, July 13th at 11:30 a.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank
Interment: Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Middletown

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Francis J. O'Donnell, Jr.
89 - West Long Branch

Francis J. O'Donnell, Jr., Age 89, of West Long Branch, passed away peacefully on July 6, 2016, joining his mother, Delia Clark O'Donnell; his father, Francis J. O'Donnell; his sister, Eileen Murphy; and his brother, James O'Donnell in eternal life.

Frank was born and raised in Bayonne, NJ and served with the US Navy during WWII achieving the rank of coxswain mate. He was also a past commander of the Bayonne American Legion Post 19. He graduated from George Washington University School of Government in 1950 and then joined his father's real estate and insurance firm, the O'Donnell Agency, in Bayonne. He was a licensed real estate and insurance broker and a certified real estate appraiser. He married Florence L. Domenico and they lived in Bayonne before moving to Allenhurst, NJ.

Frank was a long-time member of the Spring Lake Golf Club and the New Jersey Board of Appraisers. He served on the Board of Trustees for Pamrapo Savings Bank in Bayonne as well as the Bayonne Board of Realtors.

He was most proud of his role as a husband, father and grandfather. Frank is survived by his wife of 63 years, Florence; his children, Dr. Francis J. O'Donnell III and Guy T. O'Donnell, Esq and his wife, Colleen; and his grandchildren, Francis Joseph, Jacqueline, Guy Thomas Jr., Sean and Christopher.

Visitation will be Monday, July 11th from 10 to 11:30 a.m. with prayers at 11:30 a.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to the Alzheimer's Association, 400 Morris Ave, Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834 or alznj.org.

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Gloria Kasporwitz - all services private

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Lawrence C. Kerrigan
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lawrence D. Kerrigan, Jr. of Belford, N.J. on July 4, 2016. He was the son of Lawrence D. Kerrigan, Sr. and the late Elizabeth Ann Kerrigan. Larry was a graduate of Red Bank Catholic High School and the University of Notre Dame. He received his master's degree in business administration from Monmouth University. Larry was involved with the Boy Scouts of America and he achieved the ranking of Eagle Scout. He successfully owned and operated his own business for over 20 years. He was loved and respected by all who knew him.

Larry was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth Ann Kerrigan. He is survived by the love of his life and partner for many years, Lauren Nicosia; his father, Lawrence D. Kerrigan; his sisters, Linda (Jay) DeGroot and Pam (Jeff) Weber; his nieces and nephews, Matt Huff, Kristen Huff, Brian (Kana) Huff, Lindsay (Greg) Gotwald, Michelle (Drew) Loftus, and Christopher Weber; and his great nieces and nephews, Samantha and Ann Gotwald, and Fletcher and Oliver Huff. In addition, Larry is survived by many lifelong friends in both his business and personal life and by his very special canine companion, "Bear."

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Saint James Roman Catholic Church on Saturday July 9, 2016 at 11: 00 AM. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice.

Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ is entrusted with the arrangements.

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Josephine Caprioni Howe
Age 91

Josephine Caprioni Howe, age 91, passed away peacefully on July 3. Born in Red Bank to Maria and Alessandro Caprioni, she was a life-long communicant of St. Anthony of Padua RC Church. A 1943 graduate of Red Bank High School, she worked at Fort Monmouth where she met Sgt. Edward K. Howe from Massachusetts, who had served in the South Pacific in World War II. Together they raised a family of six children in a loving home, a happy gathering place for friends and relatives.

She owned and operated Josephine's Beauty Salon in Red Bank for over 25 years. She was a past member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Red Bank Elks. She will be remembered for her kind spirit, positive attitude and energy and her love of dancing and big band music.

She was predeceased by her husband of 42 years, Edward K. Howe, Sr.; second husband, Edward Sommers; brothers, Tony and John Caprioni; and sister, Anna Summonte. Surviving are her sister, Mary Caprioni; daughters, Marcia Howe and Sarah Howe Theiss; four sons, Edward and his wife Patrice, Doug and his wife Debby, Alex and his wife Pam Peseux, Tim and his wife Beth; as well as 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 7th from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 8th at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua RC Church, 121 Bridge Ave, Red Bank. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery and Mausoleum in Middletown. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Josephine's memory to a charity of your choice.

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Marion Baker Sloan
Age 59 - New York City, Formerly of Rumson, NJ

Marion Baker (Muffit) Sloan, of New York City, formerly of Rumson, NJ, passed away on June 17, 2016. Marion was the daughter of Samuel Sloan III and Marion Dryden Baker Sloan. She graduated from Rumson Country Day School, Choate-Rosemary Hall and Syracuse University. She is the sister of Cynthia Titus Powers of So. Royalton, VT, Dorothy Titus McFeeters of Boston, MA, and Ellen Sloan Nicholson of Savannah, GA. She is also survived by nephews Samuel Colt Sloan, Richard, Kenneth and Patrick McFeeters, grandnephews Samuel Colton Sloan, Chase McFeeters and grandniece Katie McFeeters. She is predeceased by her parents and her brothers Jay deWitt Titus and Samuel Sloan Jr.

Services will be at St Georges on the River, Rumson, NJ, on July 6th at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Middletown, NJ.

Thompson Memorial Homes, Red Bank, NJ, is handling the funeral arrangements.

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Thomas J. Bond, Jr.
Red Bank

Thomas J Bond Jr., Red Bank, passed away on June 27th peacefully at home with family after fighting a yearlong battle with ALS. He was just shy of his 87th birthday. Tom was the owner of Bond's Electric which serviced customers in the Rumson and throughout the Monmouth County area. For many years he had the job of putting up the holiday decorations in Red Bank and Freehold. Tom began his business by wiring his first house at age 17. He continued working until his 70's when he turned the business over to his son, Tommy Bond.

Tom Bond, as most knew him, was very active in the community. He served on the Rumson Zoning Board, as a Toastmaster, Illuminating Engineer Society, Bayshore Electric Association, and the Rumson-Fair Haven Lions Club; serving as a President of the Club several times. Tom also served in the National Guard for 8 years. He also attended both Rutgers and Monmouth College taking engineering classes.

Tom married Bobby (Reilly) Bond in 1955, and began their life raising their two children, Kathy and Tommy on Ave. of Two Rivers, Rumson. While raising the children, Bobby assisted Tom in running the business from the home. They were married 43 years before Bobby's passing in 1998.

Tom is predeceased by his parents Louise Fogan, and Thomas Bond Sr., as well as his sister, Louise. He is survived by his daughter Kathy Bond of Hazlet, NJ, his son Thomas Bond III and wife Nancy of Hazlet, NJ and a granddaughter, AnnMarie Bond, of NYC. He is also survived by two sisters, Beverly Wicks of FLA, and Elizabeth Spangler, also of FLA, and an Uncle Victor Bond of GA. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Tom is survived by his second wife Elizabeth (Moog) Bond who he married in 2000. He was quickly assimilated into her family by her daughter Kathy Merton and her husband Craig of Fair Haven, Tommy Moog and Katie and Michael Moog and Anna, both of Vermont, as well as their families and children. His wife was with him and cared for him till the end.

Tom was an avid golfer, he loved to bowl, and he was always competitive. He would always offer to bet when he knew he was right about something, and he reminded any takers that they needed to be willing to lose a nickel. His caring kind ways will be missed by all.

A memorial service in Tom's honor will take place on July 9th at 10:30am at Tower Hill First Presbyterian Church, Red Bank. The family is asking that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Joan Dancy and PALS (People with ALS) Foundation at Riverview Medical Center, 1 Riverview Plaza, PO Box 8157, Red Bank, NJ 07701 or Robert Wood Johnson Medical School: Department of Neurology, Clinical Academic Bldg Suite 6200, 125 Paterson St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank, is entrusted with the arrangements.

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Harry "Sprat" Clark
69 - Shrewsbury

Harry "Sprat" Clark, 69 of Shrewsbury died at home on June 29.

He was predeceased by his parents Tom and Betty Clark, his brother Tommy, and his niece Stefanie. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Charlotte. Also by his two brothers Frank Clark and his wife Doreen, John Clark, and his wife Mary and his favorite sister Ella Clark. He is also survived by nieces and nephews; Kenny, Tara, Scott, Bob, Russell, Jessica, Thomas, and Beth. Also, by a host of relatives from his wife's family in Ireland.

He graduated from Red Bank High School in 1966, where he was an outstanding football and baseball player. Sprat was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, where he received the Army Commendation Medal for Heroism in the Republic of Vietnam in March 1971. He was a life member and ex-president of the Shrewsbury Hose Company and life member of The N.J. State Fireman's Relief Association. He was a hall of fame player on the Fire company softball team and a member of their bowling team. Sprat loved all sports especially watching NASCAR and playing golf with the Clark Foursome.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, July 5th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank. Funeral Service July 6th at 10:30 at Thompson Memorial Home followed by Interment at Fairview Cemetery in Middletown. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Shrewsbury Hose Company #1.

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Frances S. Brandt
Age 96

Frances S. Brandt, 96, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 26, 2016, at Meridian Nursing Home, Shrewsbury, NJ. She was born in Schnectady, NY. After graduating from Cobleskill University, New York in 1942, she and the man of her dreams, Elwood Douglas Brandt, married and moved to New Jersey. They resided in Lincroft, NJ on Marlu Farm, which is now part of Monmouth County Thompson Park, for 40 years. Fran worked as a waitress for 30 years and loved every minute working at the Molly Pitcher, Peterson's, Lincroft Inn, and Pleasant Valley Inn. She was a founding member of the Lincroft Community Church and later joined the Red Bank Methodist Church, joining the women's circle. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary for both the Lincroft First Aid and Fire Company. Fran was avid bowler, belonging to the Harmony Bowling League for over 30 years. She enjoyed dancing, traveling, card games, writing letters and especially Rummikubs. Fran loved being around people as she had the "gift of gab." In 1991 they moved from Marlu Farm to Luftman Towers in Lincroft. She was very active and organized the monthly luncheons for many years. Fran also served as President of the Tenant's Association for a number of terms.

She was predeceased by her husband of 66 years and her brother George Studor. She is survived by her sister Jeanne Garner; her four daughters, Dianne and husband John Patterson; Linda and husband Tom Barry; Peggy and husband Joe Wallenstein; and Cindy Brandt. She will be missed by her fourteen grandchildren and thirty-two great-grandchildren.

Our family wishes to express our appreciation to the staff at the Shrewsbury Meridian for all their kindness and care.

Family and friends are invited to attend her visitation at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank, on Thursday, June 30th from 2 to 4 p.m., with a prayer service at 3:30 p.m. Donations in her memory may be made to the Lincroft First Aid, Hurley Lane, Lincroft, NJ 07738.

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Joseph C. Nugent, Jr.
Age 79 of Point Pleasant

Joseph Nugent, age 79, of Point Pleasant, passed away on Wednesday, June 22nd. Joseph was a general partner of the brokerage firm of Mabon, Nugent & Co. in New York, retiring in 1991.

Joe was a graduate of Riverdale Country Day School in 1955. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Villanova University in 1959 and an Honorary Doctorate in 1991. He was a communicant of Sacred Heart RC Church, Bay Head. Joe served his country with the US Marine Reserves. He was a Board Member of the Marymount Manhattan College; a member of the Board of Trustees of Riverview Medical Center Foundation; a member of the Manasquan River Golf Club and the Bay Head Yacht Club. Joe was well known for the stories that he loved to tell. He was also a proud and active member of The Howe Street 3 PM Beach Group. He was an avid fisherman, boater and golfer. He also enjoyed woodworking and travel. Joe was also a huge New York Giants and Villanova Basketball fan.

Joe was predeceased by his first wife Valerie Maxwell Nugent and two sisters Joan Nugent O'Leary and Barbara Nugent Bovers. He is survived by his wife Joan Tildesley Nugent; sons Mark and wife Melissa Nugent of Short Hills, Gregory and wife Mary Nugent of North Bethesda, MD and Arthur and wife Susan "Peeka" Tildesley of Fair Haven; daughters Jill Tildesley of New York City, Lauren and husband Kevin McDonough of Fair Haven, Susan Strasser of Rumson; sister Constance Nugent McQuade of Spring Lake; 8 grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren and 1 step-great-grandchild.

There are no visitation hours. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, June 27th, 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart RC Church, 751 Main Avenue, Bay Head, NJ 08742. Arrangements were entrusted to the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in his memory to either the Covenant House, 330 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102-2630 (https://nj.covenanthouse.org), or Parker Family Health Center, 211 Shrewsbury Avenue, Red Bank, NJ 07701 (www.parkerfamilyhealthcenter,org).

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Mable R. Eremus
Age 96 of Middletown

Mable R. Eremus, 96, of Middletown passed away at her home on Tuesday, June 21st. Mabel was a member of the Navesink Methodist Church. She was a volunteer at the Atlantic Methodist Church Food Pantry and belongs to a craft group at the Keansburg Methodist Church.

Mable was predeceased by her husband Paul in 1978 and her son Thomas Raynor Eremus in 1990. She is survived by two sons, Paul J., II of Atlantic Highlands and Jon of Middletown; six grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 26, 2:00-5:00 PM at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank. A funeral service will be celebrated at the funeral home on Monday, June 27th at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown.

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Ciro Licastri
Age 82 - Tinton Falls, NJ and previously of Staten Island until 2005

Ciro Licastri, of Tinton Falls, NJ, died peacefully on June 22, 2016.
He came to the United States in 1971. In 1973, he married Lucia Cannizzaro, and together they had 2 children, Salvatore and Rosemarie. Ciro was a member of Excavators Union Local 731 and Mason Tenders Union Local 79. He served as a member of the Italian Army. A unique soul, Ciro was very funny, and enjoyed gardening, painting, dancing and listening to Pavarotti and Bocelli.
He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and an amazing friend.
Ciro is survived by his wife of 43 years, Lucia Licastri of Tinton Falls, NJ; his son Salvatore Licastri and his wife Nicole of Toms River, NJ; his daughter Rosemarie Lakeman and her husband Robert also of Tinton Falls, NJ; his five grandchildren John, Alexa, Ava, Adriana and Matthew. Also survived by his loving in-laws and beloved nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Friday, June 24th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, June 25th at 10 a.m. at St. Leo the Great Church, 550 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ. Interment will follow at Woodbine Cemetery, Oceanport, NJ. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation in Ciro's name to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org).

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Carol G. Novak - Monmouth Beach

Carol G. Novak passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 19, 2016.

Carol was born and raised in Jersey City, NJ. She graduated from Snyder High School and worked for Standard Oil for several years. In 1953, she married Dick Garley and became a full-time homemaker to raise her six children.

Carol and Dick moved to Rumson in 1958. She was very involved with Holy Cross School and served as Holy Cross PTA President and volunteer for many years.

She married Paul J. Novak in 1975 and moved to Red Bank in 1979. She was a secretary in the Red Bank Catholic Library for 32 years, and also a volunteer for the Red Bank Catholic PTA.

Carol was very proud of and devoted to her family, and was happiest when attending gatherings and parties with her family and many friends. Her spirit, caring nature and great sense of humor will be missed by all who had the good fortune to know and love her. God now holds her in the palm of His hand with her beloved Paul, Greg and Jane.

She was predeceased by her husband Paul Novak; her son Greg Garley; her daughter Jane Garley; her parents Bill and Ethel Fitzgerald; her sisters Ethel Blais and Janet Barberi; and her brothers Billy Fitzgerald and Jim Fitzgerald.

She is survived by her daughter Kathy Goullet; her son Scott (Janet) Garley; her daughter Kelly Garley; her son Tom (Elizabeth Garley and her stepson Tony (Gerry) Novak.

She is survived by 12 grandchildren, Jenna Doran, Kelsey, Alissa and Greg Goullet; Taylor, Jaime and Scotty Garley; Danielle, Stephanie and Ryan Garley; Adrianne and Virginia Novak; her great-grandson Brayden Doran and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 21st, 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St., Red Bank. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 22nd, 10:00 AM at St. James RC Church, 94 Broad St., Red Bank. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider a donation in Carol’s memory to Family and Children's Service, 191 Bath Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740 (fcsmonmouth.org.)

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Eleanor Benoist Linley
Age 86 - Locust

Eleanor Benoist Linley, musician and teacher, died peacefully at home after a long illness, on June 15, 2016, surrounded by her family.

Through her lifelong ministry as a church organist and choir director, concert pianist and teacher of music and German, Eleanor enriched countless lives. She commenced her service as a liturgical musician at age 12 and went on to become organist and choir director at the Episcopal Churches of St. James, Long Branch; Christ Church, Shrewsbury; The Church of the Resurrection, Elizabeth; St. Edward the Martyr, NYC; All Saints' Memorial, Navesink, and St. Mark's, Keansburg.

As a concert pianist, Eleanor made her New York debut with her long time duo piano partner Herbert Burtis at Steinway Hall. She performed in Carnegie Recital Hall; the Library Concerts at the House of the Redeemer; St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University; Montclair State University and Harvard and was frequently heard in concert programs throughout the tri-state area. Linley co-founded the Candlelight Concerts at All Saints' Memorial Church and served as accompanist for the Shrewsbury Chorale. She was a member of the Canterbury Choral Society, NYC.

Throughout her 40-plus years as an educator (Monmouth Regional and Metuchen HS), Eleanor inspired hundreds of students in school, on stage and in life. Upon her retirement, she became a Literacy Volunteer. From the classroom to the organ bench, Eleanor generously shared her gift for music.

She is pre-deceased by her husband, The Rev. Herbert L. Linley. She is survived by her daughters Andree Benoist and her husband, Joseph Colquhoun of Atlantic Highlands; Alicia Benoist and her husband, Russell Dian of NYC; and three grandsons: Michael Hagan of Brooklyn, Peter Hagan and his wife, Carrie, of Alexandria, VA, and Christopher Hagan of Navesink.

Visitation will be at All Saints' Memorial Church, 202 Navesink Avenue, Navesink on Monday, June 20 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A funeral service will be on Tuesday, June 21 at 11 AM. at All Saints' Memorial Church. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to All Saints' Memorial Church, 202 Navesink Ave, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716.

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Robert E. Sullivan
Age 73 - Oceanport

Robert E. Sullivan, Age 73 of Oceanport, passed away on June 15, 2016. Bob was born in 1943 in South Amboy, and is predeceased by his parents Edward and Sally (Cichalski) Sullivan. He moved to Oceanport in 1973.

Bob is survived by his wife of 46 years Maureen (Reilly) and his children Robert and Rachel, his sister Margaret MacMillan, as well as many nieces and nephews, friends and colleagues.

He graduated from St. Mary's High School in South Amboy and received a BA in Education from Kean University in 1964, a MA in Guidance and Personnel from Seton Hall University in 1967, and a BS in Business Administration from Thomas Edison State University in 1988. He began his career in education by teaching 6th grade in Hazlet from 1964 to 1967, followed by 2 years as a guidance counselor at Rahway Junior High School. He started as a guidance counselor at East Brunswick High School in 1969 and retired 34 years later in 2003.

In 1973 Bob received a NJ Department of Education grant to establish a Career Center at East Brunswick High School and, as Career Counselor, coordinated the Career Guidance and Job Placement program until his retirement in 2003. In 1975 he wrote Career Resource Center: A Handbook for Implementation which was published and distributed by the NJ Department of Education. While working at East Brunswick High School, Bob became a Paul Harris Fellow as recognition from the South River - East Brunswick Rotary Club.

During retirement Bob served as a consultant to Middlesex County College for the New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey alternate route teacher training program in partnership with New Jersey City University

Bob's hobbies included golf, gardening, and rooting for his Jets, Mets, and Knicks. He loved traveling with his family, spending winters in Florida as well taking trips throughout the US and Europe. He also enjoyed the 10 years he spent coaching soccer and softball in the Oceanport Recreation Program. In recent years, Bob became interested in amateur photography and placed third in the 2015 Monmouth County Senior Art Contest and Exhibition.

Visitation will be Monday, June 20th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 21st at 10 a.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea (Christ the King), 101 Chelsea Avenue, Long Branch. Entombment will follow at Woodbine Cemetery & Mausoleum in Oceanport. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 3 International Drive, Suite 200, Rye Brook, NY 10573 or online at www.lls.org.

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Vincent J. Venezia
Age 88 - Red Bank

Vincent J. Venezia passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, June 12, comforted and surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, he was the youngest son of the late James and Angelina Venezia. A talented athlete, he played minor league baseball with the Newark Bears before enlisting in the Army. He proudly served his country for 26 years and was a decorated combat veteran receiving two Bronze Star Medals for his service in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. While stationed in Tokyo, Japan, he met the love of his life, Sachiko. They enjoyed 54 years of marriage before her passing in 2007. Following his military career, he settled in Red Bank and owned and operated the Trade Winds Motel and Marina in Sea Bright. In 2010 he retired from the moving and transportation industry after 30 years.

Affectionately known as Grandpa Gee to many and Baba Gee to his great-grandchildren, he was truly an amazing man who loved his family more than anything and lived to see them happy. Spending time with his granddaughters was his favorite thing, whether it was breakfast at the diner, watching the Mets, or driving around doing errands, as long as he was with "the girls" he was happy. Hard working and strong with a heart of gold, he touched the lives of everyone who knew him.

He is survived by his daughter Patty DeFabio and her husband Ed of Rumson; his granddaughters Erica Lipani and her husband David of Bedminster, and Monica Komery and her husband Andrew of New York City; and great-grandchildren Angelina Grace and Anthony Vincent Lipani.

Over the past few months, Vincent was lovingly cared for by Danguole Garcia, and his family will be forever grateful.

The family will be greeting friends and family on Friday, June 17 between 10:30 and 11 AM at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:30AM at the Church of the Nativity, 180 Ridge Road, Fair Haven.

In lieu of flowers, we would like to honor Vincent's military service. Please consider a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project in his memory. Donations can be made online via www.woundedwarriorproject.org or sent to PO Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675.

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Kenneth Robert Swain, Jr.
Age 51 - Rumson

Kenneth Robert Swain, Jr., of Rumson, died peacefully on June 12, 2016.

He attended Glen Ridge Public Schools and following graduation he served our Country in the US Army. He graduated with a Business Degree from Radford University. For the last 30 years, he had a successful career on Wall Street, making life-long friendships along the way, most recently as a Managing Director at BTIG.

Kenny was a larger than life man with the biggest of hearts, who was often the first to volunteer his time and support to the community. He was on the Board of AYF and Touchdown Club and coached football and basketball.

He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and an amazing friend. He had a special way of making you feel like the most important person in the room, leaving a lasting legacy in his seven beautiful children.

Kenny is survived by his wife of 16 years, Kim Swain; his children Meghan, Kenny, Tommy, John, Julia, Paige and Colin; his sister Diane Swain Korsh of Encinitas, CA; his brother Clifford Swain of Moneta, VA; his parents Kenneth and Carol Swain of Moneta, VA, and his loving in-laws and beloved nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Wednesday, June 15th from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on FRIDAY, June 17th at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Church, 30 Ward Avenue, Rumson. Interment will follow at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation in Kenny's name to the Rumson Education Foundation, P.O. Box 395, Rumson, NJ 07760.

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Frank John D'Agostino
Frank John D'Agostino, DDS, passed away at Riverview Hospital, Red Bank, New Jersey, on Thursday June 9, 2016.

Dr. D'Agostino was born in 1922 in New York City to Salvatore and Rose (Barcelona) D'Agostino. As a child, he moved with his family to Brooklyn where he later graduated from New Utrecht High School. He, like his violinist father, had a love of classical music, studied voice, and considered an operatic career. However, a stronger interest in the biomedical sciences and advice from the family dentist convinced him that a career in dentistry was his calling.

During his college years at New York University he first met his future wife of 71 years, Josephine Gioia. They were married on February 22, 1945.

Following military service in World War II, he attended dental school graduating with highest honors (OKU) from The University of Tennessee in Memphis. After residency in oral surgery, he remained for a time on the University faculty. He and Josephine moved back to Brooklyn in 1949 to be closer to family. He opened his dental office in the renovated first floor of his parents' house and practiced there for the next 41 years. He was beloved by his patients and cared for multiple generations within families, some of whom traveled back to Brooklyn for his care even after they moved far away. Generous of his time, once a week for decades, he provided free dental care to indigent patients at Northern Dispensary in Greenwich Village, where he also served as the head of the oral surgery department.

Following retirement, he devoted his time to being with his family, reading (especially politics and history), music, and travel. He is survived by his wife, Josephine, children, Richard (Mary), Gregory (Kana), and Rosemary (Bob), granddaughters, Alexandra (Patrick) and Jasmine. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Sylvestre, and sister Rose. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather, and we will forever miss his loving support, honesty, sense of humor, and sage advice.

Services will be private.

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John Holmes Callen, Jr.
John Holmes Callen, Jr., 83, passed away peacefully on June 9th in Red Bank, NJ. John, who was called Lucky by family and friends from his earliest days, was born in East Orange, NJ on June 19, 1932. He grew up in Essex Fells, NJ and graduated from the Lawrenceville School in 1950. He attended Princeton University and graduated from Trinity College in 1955 and was a devoted alumnus to all of his schools. Lucky was an outstanding prep school and college athlete in several sports: soccer, hockey and baseball. After college, Lucky served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1955 to 1958 and attained the rank of Second Lieutenant.

On July 14, 1956, Lucky wed Carolyn Coleman, of Rumson, NJ and their long and happy marriage was nearing its sixtieth anniversary. Lucky is survived by his wife - Lyn; his children - Paige Callen James and her husband, Thomas James, of Charlotte, NC; John H. Callen III (Chip) of Newbury, NH; Lindsey Callen Strong and her husband, Peter Strong, of Wenham, MA; and J. Hunter Callen of Newbury, NH; and his grandchildren - Sarah James Barone, Thomas James, Jr., William James, Dorothea Callen, and Parker, Benjamin and Callen Strong. Lucky is also survived by his brothers - Merrill Callen of Mooresville, NC; Daniel Callen of Ooltewah, TN; Andrew Callen of Concord, MA; and Brock Callen of Chilmark, MA.

Lucky had a very successful and varied career. After the Marine Corps, he joined Burlington Industries and worked there for twenty years reaching the position of President of its Sportswear Division, the company's largest. He later joined Ward Howell International, an executive recruiting firm, as a partner and later became the firm's President. He worked at Ward Howell for twenty years and led it through many years of growth and mergers with other firms. After retiring in 1992, Lucky and Lyn founded and operated Mettowee Valley Farm in Pawlet, VT breeding and raising alpacas.

Lucky was always very active athletically and in the communities where he lived. He was a member of the Dorset Field Club and the United States Seniors Golf Association and was a former member of the Seabright Beach Club, the Seabright Lawn Tennis and Cricket Club, the Ekwanok Country Club, and the Rumson Country Club, where he was a twenty year board member and Vice President. Most recently Lucky had been serving on the board of Oak Harbor, the community in Vero Beach, FL where he and Lyn have lived. Lucky and Lyn have also maintained a home in Dorset, VT.

Funeral arrangements have been made with Thompson Memorial Home in Red Bank, NJ. The family has asked in lieu of flowers, that donations in Lucky's name be made to one of the following organizations: American Diabetes Association and Gifford Youth Activities Center, Vero Beach, FL and the U.S. Seniors Golf Association Memorial Fund.

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Loretta "Kathy" C. Mozeleski
Age 63 – Somerset (formerly of Califon)

Loretta "Kathy" C. Mozeleski, Age 63 of Somerset (Califon), passed away on June 10, 2016, in Scotch Plains. Loretta was born to Robert and Loretta Blauvelt in Plainfield, NJ. She graduated from South Plainfield High School in 1970, attended Middlesex County College and worked as an administrative assistant for AT&T in Basking Ridge for 10 years. She was a former communicant of Sacred Heart RC Church in South Plainfield and was a communicant of St. John Neuman in Califon.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years Edmund J. Mozeleski; her sister Barbara Blauvelt Quenzel of Old Bridge, NJ and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be Tuesday, June 14th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at McCriskin-Gustafson Funeral Home, 2425 Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 15th at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart RC Church, South Plainfield Ave, South Plainfield. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery, Scotch Plains Twp. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at www.stjude.org.

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Patricia D. Gilhuly
Age 80 – Middletown

Patricia D. Gilhuly, Age 80, of Middletown, passed away on June 8, 2016. Patricia was born in Mt. Vernon, NY to James and Florence Feeley. Patricia was married to Francis "Bud" Gilhuly. After her husband's death in 2000, she moved to Shadow Lake Village and has been a resident there for the last 13 years ago. Patricia was a member of the Shadow Lake Women's Golf Association and was also very active in the many groups at Shadow Lake Village. She was a communicant of St. James RC Church in Red Bank.

Patricia is survived by her sisters, Carol Sage (William) of Leonardo and Marianne Seeley (William) of Waretown; her niece Dana Slomkowski (Peter) & their children Rory & Peter; and her nephew William Sage (Jodi).

Visitation will be Sunday, June 12th from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, June 13th at 11 a.m. at St. James RC Church, 94 Broad St, Red Bank. Interment will follow at Cedarwood Cemetery, Hazlet.

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Helen Price
Manchester

Another bright star was shining in the heavens last night. Our mom is once again joined with the love of her life. When her journey home ended on June 8, 2016 Helen Price was 86. It was a beautiful journey filled with love, family and friendship. Mom truly knew how to live in the moment and believed that her family and friends were her greatest gifts. She cherished us all.

Always a devoted Catholic, her great faith in God, humility and compassion were her guides. Her life began in 1930 on Willow St in Glenn Ridge, N. J. where she grew up as the daughter of the late James and Margaret Gilbert. Mom graduated from Glenn Ridge High School in 1948 and attended Rutgers University. She was introduced to a tanned, barefoot art student on the beach in Bay Head one summer named Wally Price who became the love of her life. Helen married Wally April 11, 1953. They honeymooned in Bermuda, steps that the whole family would retrace to celebrate their wedding anniversary 30 years later where they again recited their vows in a beautiful chapel.

She was an active member of St Mary's parish and lived in New Monmouth for over 35 years before retiring to her most recent home in Manchester, N.J. Helen was past Regent of Catholic Daughters of America. She was awarded Permanent Member status to the Coast Guard Auxiliary for her years of volunteer service at the U.S. Coast Guard Station at Sandy Hook. She and Dad were avid boaters, spending most summers cruising the local waterways and those of the Long Island Sound. She worked for many years at Shadow Law Savings Bank in Middletown and later at Days Funeral Home in Red Bank.

Helen was predeceased by her mother and father Margaret and James Gilbert, her husband of 50 years Wallace Price and her older brother Thomas Gilbert. She is survived by her three sons Michael, Jeffrey and Richard, their spouses Carol, Kim and Robin, her six grandchildren Jeffrey Jr., Michelle, Tori, Christopher, Samantha and Jesse and two great grandchildren William and Charles, her youngest brother James Gilbert, his wife Jean and sister-in-law Patricia Gilbert.

Friends and family are invited to a memorial mass to celebrate Helen's life at St. Mary's Chapel on Leonardville Rd. in New Monmouth, N.J. at 10:30AM Saturday, June 18, 2016. At her request there will not be a visitation service. The family requests that in lieu of flowers a donation be made in her honor to St. Jude Children's Hospital. The Thompson Memorial Home in Red Bank is entrusted with the arrangements.

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Margaret "Peggy" Werber, a lineal descendant of Thomas Hinckley, Governor of Plymouth Colony and first Governor of Massachusetts, passed away suddenly Friday, June 3, 2016. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she epitomized grace, intelligence and kind heartedness. An accomplished horsewoman, she graced the cover of the June 15, 1947 issue of Parade Magazine having won, at age 16, the International Open Jumping Championship between the United States, Canada and Mexico against riders of all ages, both amateur and professional. It was at one of her events that she met her future husband, Charles "Jerry" Werber, to whom she was married for 61 years.

A tireless volunteer, she became president of the Junior League of Long Island. After moving to Rumson, New Jersey, she joined the Junior League of Monmouth County where she became Volunteer of the Year in 1970 and, subsequently, President from 1972-1974. After retiring from the Junior League, she joined Family and Children Services of Monmouth County and served a term as that agency's President.

A long time member of Rumson Country Club, she was the first woman elected to the Board of Directors. In addition, she counted Sea Bright Beach Club as one of her favorite places. An astute business woman, she and Jerry owned the popular women's clothing boutique Rumson Roulette until retiring to Vero Beach, Florida. Upon her husband's death, she returned to her beloved Sea Bright.

Peggy lost her dear Jerry in 2010 and is survived by her sister Patricia H. Johnson and her three children and their spouses: son Randall G. Werber and wife Barbara, daughter Carol and husband Jack Frost, and daughter Mindy and husband Jack Pettit. She has eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren who will always miss their sweet Granny.

Special thanks go to Em Lawes, B.J. Thompson, Lee Weber, June Stewart and Diane Dey for their unfailing friendship over the years. Finally, she wants all her friends to know that she plans to laugh with Ethel, Peggy, Ellen and Jean and dance once again with her Jerry.

A memorial gathering will be held on Wednesday, June 8th from 4-7 at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. A memorial service will be held at St. George's by the River at 11 am on Thursday June 9th. In lieu of flowers, those who wish can make a contribution to Family and Children Services of Monmouth County, 191 Bath Ave, Long Branch, NJ 07740 or www.fcsmonmouth.org.

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Marie K. Heggie

Marie K. Heggie (nee Robinson) aged 72 of Tinton Falls died Wednesday, June 1, 2016 peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She was the daughter of Doris Pomphrey Robinson.

Marie graduated from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School in 1961. Marie worked at Progressive Life Insurance Company in Red Bank, NJ and EBSCO Industries, Inc. in Red Bank, NJ. She spent many years of her life volunteering as a Girl Scout leader, Boy Scout leader, PTA president, as well as an American Cancer Society volunteer and community organizer. She was a church deacon.

Marie was the widow of John P. Heggie, Sr. Marie is survived by her mother; six children Dorothy - Jean Shedwick (John); Leanne DeHope (Edward); Alycen Carroll; Robin Mahns (Michael); John P. Heggie, Jr. (Joyce); Jennifer Blackwell (Jullius); 11 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren.

The viewing is scheduled for Sunday, June 5, 2016 from 4pm-7pm at the Thompson Memorial Funeral Home 310 Broad Street, Red Bank, NJ. The funeral service will be held on Monday, June 6, 2016 at 10am at the First Presbyterian Church of Rumson 4 East River Road, Rumson, NJ.

A donation in Marie's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Lillian Wilson
Age 98

Lillian Wilson, Age 98, passed away on May 27, 2016. She was born in Brooklyn on May 17, 1918 to August and Elizabeth Pflug. Lillian grew up in Red Bank, graduated from Drake Business College, and worked at Picatinny Arsenal.

Lillian married George F. Wilson, Jr. in Red Bank Methodist Church on June 6, 1942. Together they had two daughters, Carol and Margaret (Peggy) and raised them in Rumson, NJ.

Lillian was a member of the DAR, a Girl Scout Leader, a Member of the Eastern Star, typed manuscripts for Pulitzer Prize winning author John Toland, was personal secretary to Horace Horner of Rumson and was the Secretary to the Superintendent of RFHRHS.

She became semi-retired in 1970 and moved to Vergennes, VT, where she owned and operated the New Haven Motel. In 1973 she moved to Xenia, Ohio, then Milford, OH, where she developed lasting friendships at Royal Hills Village. Lillian returned to NJ in August 2015 where she resided at Brandywine at Sycamore.

Lillian was predeceased by her husband George F. Wilson, Jr. and her daughter Carol Olson. She leaves one daughter Peg Wilson of Long Branch and three grandchildren, Jean Cook of Katy, TX, George Melvin of Amelia, OH and Mark Walburg of Rolla, MO, three great-grandchildren, Rebecca Melvin, Lian Cook, and Elizabeth Cook and an her ex-son-in-law and friend, David Olson, Cinncinati, OH.

All arrangements are private under the direction of Thompson Memorial Home.

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Antoinette "Ann" DeFazio
Age 93 - Red Bank

Antoinette "Ann" DeFazio, Age 93 of Red Bank, passed away at her home on May 23, 2016. Antoinette was a life-long resident of Red Bank.

She is survived by her loving family.

All services are private under the direction of Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank.

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Karen Bender Pattakos
Age 51 - Red Bank

Karen Bender Pattakos of Red Bank passed away on May 23, 2016. Karen was a native of Staten Island, NY, where she attended O.L.G.C. and Notre Dame Academy. She studied Architecture and Hotel Restaurant Management at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg and Alexandria, VA. She also studied at Oxford University on a Fellowship.

Karen spent 10 years in Alexandria as a Commercial Kitchen Designer where her designs included the DC Post Office and the National Rifle Association's new building in Fairfax, VA. She then worked for five years as Executive Chef and Restaurant Manager for the NRA. She moved to Red Bank and opened a catering business and worked as a personal chef. Most recently she was the Executive Chef at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank. While working for Meridian she also completed a Master's Degree.

Karen married Constantine Pattakos in 2007 on the Island of Crete. Karen and her husband were avid theater-goers and New York Ranger fans. She was an accomplished cake chef and supplied amazing delicious designs for businesses, family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by her parents George and Denise Bender, sister Denise Harford, brother Chris and his wife Maureen, sister Gerilyn and her husband Michael, brother Tim and his wife Sondra, brother-in-law Nicholas, sister-in-law Cornelia and her husband John, sister-in-law Dorothy and ten nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Anthony of Padua RC Church, 121 Bridge Ave, Red Bank, on Wednesday, June 1st at 10 a.m. The Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank, is entrusted with the arrangements.

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Peter A. Foster
Age 83 - Red Bank

Peter A. Foster, Age 83, of Red Bank, NJ, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 24, 2016.

Peter is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Marie (nee DePonte), his three daughters, Karen Foster, Kim McKenna and her husband Richard, Susan Foster and Mark Skove, and two grandchildren, Katelyn and Kyle McKenna. Peter was predeceased by his sister, Jean Weatherly. He will also be missed by his sisters and brother-in-laws, nieces and nephews and extended family members. Peter was also cared for most recently by some very special health care workers who Pete and his family are very grateful to for their compassion and care.

Peter was born in Bayonne, NJ, but was a life-long resident of Red Bank. He graduated from Red Bank High School in 1950. As a star basketball player for the Red Bank High basketball team, he became known as "Pistol Pete". Peter attended Muhlenberg College and Villanova on basketball scholarships. He was on active duty in the US Navy from 1952 to 1954. Pete was a "people person" working successfully in sales most of his career as Sales Manager for Shore Point Distributors formerly in Little Silver.

He was an avid Giants football fan and loved following any and all high school and college sports especially when his grandchildren were involved. He loved the beach, walking, reading and eating his wife's Italian cooking. He was also so fortunate to have several long time friends known as the "lunch bunch" and enjoyed laughing and telling stories with them many afternoons. Above all, Pete loved spending time with his family. He was adored by his wife, daughters and as Pop Pop, his grandchildren were his pride and joy!

Visitation will take place at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank, on Thursday, May 26th from 4 to 7 p.m. There will be a service on Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Entombment to follow at Fair View Cemetery in Middletown. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made in Peter's memory to the Amyloidosis Foundation, 7151 N. Main St, Ste 2, Clarkston, MI 48345 or online at www.amyloidosis.org.

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Herbert "Buddy" E. Bush
Age 90 - Rumson

Herbert "Buddy" E. Bush died on May 17, 2016, peacefully at his home in Rumson, where he lived for 72 years with his wife of 69 years. Gloria passed in 2013. He mourned for her everyday.

Buddy was predeceased in 1967 by his son Herbert R. Bush, "Skipper", who was member of the US Air Force. He is survived by his beloved daughters Bonnie Ciambrone (Joseph, deceased) and Jennifer Tobias and her husband Richard.

Buddy was a veteran of the US Coast Guard serving during World War II. He then worked as a machinist and manager with Bendix Corporation until his retirement.

He was a life member of the Rumson Volunteer Fire Company since 1946 and Chief in 1964. Buddy was the oldest living member at the department having served for 69 years.

Buddy's main focus was home and family. He is remembered by his neighbors for grooming his stone driveway daily with a gravel rake. He always enjoyed having a project. He built a ski jump and hand crafted water skis with his brother-in-law Raymond Eckhoff. A member of the Jersey Skeeters, he spent many happy hours boating on the Navesink River.

His most satisfying role was as Poppie to his beloved grandchildren, Anthony and Ann Ciambrone, Alicia Tobias, Joseph Ciambrone, Richard Jr. and Heather Tobias, Adam and Krista Tobias.

He was blessed to be a great-grandfather to Olivia and Cecila Ciambrone, twins Richard III and Jack Tobias, and Ellee and Danny. He will be greatly missed by his dear, devoted sister Joyce Eckhoff. He leaves behind as well cousins, nieces and nephews in the Eckhoff and Ott families.

Visitation will be Sunday, May 22nd from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank. A Funeral Service will be held at Thompson Memorial Home on Monday, May 23rd at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown.

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Bruno Sama
Age 94 - Rumson

Bruno Sama, 94, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2016, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in 1921, in Sant'Andrea, Calabria, Italy to the late Nicola and Teresa Carioti Sama, and immigrated to the United States as a teen. Bruno proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded the American Service Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He was a resident of Rumson, New Jersey for over 55 years.

Bruno Sama was the owner-operator of "Bruno's Barber Shop" for over 50 years with locations in Rumson on East River and Black Point Roads and in Long Branch on Atlantic and Ocean Avenues.

Bruno is survived and will be dearly missed by his beloved wife of over sixty years, Vittoria; his children, Maria (Lawrence) Michaels of Novi, MI, Dina Sama Venero, and Lisa (Mark) Holmes of Pennington, NJ; his grandchildren, Marc Michaels, Michelle Michaels, Alexandra Venero, Gabriel Venero, Christopher Holmes and Matthew Holmes; his sister-in-law, Antoinetta, and many nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his brothers, Domenick, Silvio and Louis, his sisters, Marta and Antoniette, and brothers-in-law, Mauro DiCarlo and Nicola Riverso.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 20, 2016 at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank, N.J. 07701. www.thompsonmemorial.net. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, 30 Ward Avenue, Rumson, NJ 07760. www.holycrossrumson.org. Entombment in a mausoleum will follow at Woodbine Cemetery in Oceanport, NJ.

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William H. (Bill) Pennington, Jr.
Age 82 - Little Silver

William H. (Bill) Pennington, Jr., 82 of Little Silver, passed away on May 16, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Perth Amboy and grew up in Red Bank before moving to Little Silver in 1964. He graduated from Red Bank Catholic, attended St. Peters College in Jersey City and received a degree in Publishing and Printing from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. He served for two years in the US Army stationed in Frankfurt, Germany. Bill worked for many years for the then Red Bank Register before owning and operating Pennington Printing Services in Eatontown.

Bill was known for his sense of humor, devotion to family and great faith. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a communicant of the Church of the Nativity in Fair Haven. Bill enjoyed sailing on the Navesink River as often as he could and was a loyal fan of the NY Giants.

He is predeceased by his parents W.Harry and Kathryn V. Pennington and his sister Lois P. Gryson. He is survived by his wife Ann Deckert Pennington of Little Silver; his daughters Kathleen Stonaker and her husband Jim of Long Branch, Marianne Pennington of Hamilton Township, NJ, and Meghan Crow and her husband Todd and granddaughters Kathryn and Victoria of Bergholz, OH; a step-granddaughter Meagan Stonaker; and a great-granddaughter Peyton Austin of Belmont, NC. Bill is also survived by his niece Ann Gryson Jacoby , her son Michael Pennington Jacoby, his wife Dawnmarie and many loving family members.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 19th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 20th at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Nativity, 180 Ridge Rd, Fair Haven. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Middletown. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to Renewal Ministries, PO Box 1420, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 or online at www.renewalministries.net.

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Mary Patricia Dougherty
Middletown

Mary Patricia Dougherty, 93, of Middletown, passed away at home on May 15, 2016. She was born and raised in Newark. She graduated from St Vincent's Academy in Newark and Georgian Court College in Lakewood. She her received her Masters in Education from Seton Hall. She taught elementary school in the Jersey City School system for over 40 years and retired in 1990. She moved with her sister Irene to Middletown in 1985, and has resided there since.

Patricia was a communicant of the Church of Saint Catharine in Holmdel. She was a Eucharistic minister and a member of the social concerns ministry. She volunteered with Birthright in Red Bank for many years.

She is survived by sisters Irene, Joan Montgomery, Josephine Ziegler, and Mary Bennett (Clay), a brother Henry (Sandy), and a sister-in-law Carol Dougherty. She was a devoted aunt to 32 nieces and nephews, over 40 grand nieces and nephews, and 4 great grand nieces and nephews.

Visiting will be Wednesday, May 18, from 2-4 and 7-9 at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Church of Saint Catharine, 108 Middletown Rd, Holmdel, at 9:15 am on May 19, followed by internment at St. Catherine's Cemetery in Spring Lake. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Birthright in Red Bank, NJ or perform an act of kindness for another person.

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Michael Patrick Allingham
Age 18 - Holmdel

Michael Patrick Allingham, age 18, passed away in his home in Holmdel on the night of May 15, 2016. From the time he could walk and talk, Mikey was a special young man with the biggest of hearts. He had an unwavering devotion to animals throughout his entire life, being a dedicated worker for Little Bit Farms in Howell and Camp Bow-Wow in Eatontown, volunteering through the Monmouth County SPCA and Action for Animals at CBA, committing to being a vegan, and being a pet owner himself with his dog, Buster, and his four bunnies. Aside from caring for animals, the remainder of Mikey's time was usually spent working on the yearbook where he was Editor-in-chief for the past 3 years at CBA, volunteering at the Red Bank Charter School, participating on the Varsity Mock Trial, or listening to his favorite artist and role model, Katy Perry.

Mikey had a smile that lit up any room and such passion that anyone he met knew he would continue to change the world for the better.

Michael was a 2012 graduate of Oak Hill Academy in Lincroft, NJ and then went on to graduate in the Christian Brothers Academy class of 2016. He would have gone on to Loyola Marymount University to begin his first semester in the Fall of 2016.

He is survived by his loving parents, William and Andrea, older siblings - William and Lauren, grandparents, William and Patricia, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. The family would like to extend their gratitude to everyone who has offered their love, support, and sympathies over the past week. Michael was laid to rest in a private family ceremony at Holmdel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Michael's memory to the Monmouth County SPCA, PO Box 93, 260 Wall St, Eatontown, NJ 07724 or online at www.monmouthcountyspca.org. This organization was very special to Michael.

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Lorraine B. Ayres
Age 93 of Little Silver

Mrs. Ayres., 93, formerly of Little Silver, died May 11, 2016, at Chapin Hill Nursing Home in Red Bank. She had been a resident of Little Silver for over 64 years. She was retired from the Little Silver Public Library after having worked there for over 40 years, after which she continued to volunteer. She served in the U. S. Navy during World War II as a Link Trainer Instructor. She was a member and active leader of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Red Bank.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband Bob and her brother Lyle. She is survived by her brother Richard Bjelland and his wife JoAnn of Portland Oregon; two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Adria of Little Silver, and Robert and Carol of Monmouth, Oregon; a daughter, Linda Ayres of Middletown; And 5 grandchildren, Courtney, Patrick, Liam, Katie, and Kayla and her husband Casey.

There will be no visitation gathering. A memorial service will be held on May 27 at 2 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Red Bank. Memorial donations may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 150 River Road, Red Bank N.J., 07701.

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Virginia E. Watkins
Age 93 of Little Silver

Virginia E. Watkins, age 93, of Little Silver, passed away at her home that she made with her son, Frank "Dusty" Bublin on Friday, May 13, 2016. Virginia was formerly of Red Bank, Florida and then returned to Little Silver.

Virginia was predeceased by her husband Willard Watkins; two sons, Joseph Bublin in 2003 and William Weber in 2015. She is survived by two sons, Frank “Dusty Bublin, Robert and Joan Weber of Fort Mills, SC; two daughters, Patti and Richie Brister of Fair Haven and Terrie Weber Judd of San Bernadino, CA; seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren with #13 due in October. Family would like to give a special thanks to Moon Pak, Santos Gonzales and Ascend Hospice.

A graveside service will take place at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown on Wednesday, May 18th, 11:30 AM. Family requests memorial donations be made in her memory to the Fair Haven 1st Aid Squad, 645 River Rd., Fair Haven, NJ 07704 or Little Silver First Aid, 543 Prospect Ave., Little Silver 07739.

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George T. Brew
Age 88 of Sea Bright

George T. Brew, age 88, of Sea Bright. George was born in Brooklyn, NY and lived in Sea Bright for many years. George passed away on Friday, May 13, 2016. George attended Holy Cross Church. He was an avid marathon runner, running many times with his friend , George Sheehan. He often spoke Latin. George was a history teacher for the Rumson School System at Forrestdale School. After his retirement he tutored many students.

George was predeceased by his first wife Ellen and their son George and second wife Carol; two brothers, Thomas 'Jean' and John Brew. He is survived by his sister Mary Brew Deegan of Perth Amboy and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Monday, May 16th, 6-8 PM at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St., Red Bank. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 17th, 10:00 AM at Holy Cross Church, 30 Ward Avenue, Rumson.

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Joseph T. Slavin
Age 58 of Rumson

Joseph T. Slavin died suddenly in his office May 10, 2016. He was 58 years old. Joe was a graduate of Bergen Catholic High School and Belmont Abbey College. He had a 35 year long career as a sales trader and stock analyst on Wall Street beginning with E.F. Hutton, L.S. Rothchild, Fahnestock, Oppenheimer and was currently employed at Legends Securities. Joe is survived by his three children, Joseph Kenney 22, of West Chester, PA, Thomas Edward, 21 of San Francisco, CA, Isabelle Marie, 18 of Rumson; his ex-wife of 19 years, Kathleen Kenney of Rumson; his father Joseph Nickolas Slavin and stepmother Veronica Delgado Slavin of Nova Scotia; siblings Norah Laliberte, of Moosup, CT, Anne Marie Tomaszewski of Jupiter, FL, Kelly Broking of Warwick, NY, Robert Slavin of Boston, MA, and JoAnn Schottman of Howell, NJ and many nieces and nephews who adored him. Joe was predeceased by his mother Ann Slavin of NY, NY.

The greatest love of his life were his three children and coaching them in Pop Warner Football and soccer. Joe was a child actor with the Dorothy Loman Agency in NYC throughout his childhood and was a SAG member throughout his life. Joe was a master sailor and boatsman and raced sailboats from the Larchmont Sailing Club. He also taught an Options class at NYU and played basketball every Tuesday night with a crew of Rumson friends. He ran the NYC marathon in 1993 and was an expert carpenter. Joe loved entertaining friends and family and traveled the world. His infectious laugh and generous spirit will be missed by all who knew him.

Visitation is Tuesday, May 17th, 6-9 PM at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St., Red Bank. The Funeral Service will be held at 10 AM, Wednesday, May 18th at St. George's by the River, 7 Lincoln Ave., Rumson. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Slavin Childrens Educational Fund, c/o PO Box 8097, Red Bank, NJ 07701.

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DOLORES SHEA MacCONNACHIE
Age 89 of Monmouth Beach

Dolores S. MacConnachie, 89, died on Monday, May 9, 2016, at Monmouth Medical Center.

Dolores was born in Rahway, NJ and moved to Rumson. After raising her 7 children in North Caldwell, NJ, she went to work at TECO Electric Company in Caldwell and then to Hobart Corporation in Fairfield. She retired after 15 years and moved to Monmouth Beach to spend summer days on the beach with her family.

Dolores was predeceased by her parents, James and Catherine Shea; her sister Margaret Connor; and her two brothers Jim and Jack Shea. She is survived by her sister Elizabeth Anderson, Locust; son, Ian and his wife Linda of Monroe, NC; daughters Dolores, Rumson; Pegeen Patton, Little Silver; Linda Ward and her husband Tim, Little Silver; Susan Cavanaugh and her husband Dave, Highland Lakes; Laurie Bassett, Clermont, FL; Kerry Obado and her husband Fred, Spotswood; 17 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

A memorial gathering will take place on Friday, July 1, 2016, from 7-9 pm at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. James Catholic Church, 94 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ, at 10:00 AM on July 2, 2016.

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Karl B Litzelman - Age: 97 - Middletown

Karl Burns Litzelman, 97, died peacefully in his home on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016. He was born in Blakely, Pa. on April 6th, 1919. He was proud to have been a Boy Scout and an Eagle Scout and being in the AV club in high school. He always loved gadgets, "new technology" and music - he started organ lessons when he was 65. He met the love of his life, Marjorie, while attending college at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He was a loving and devoted husband for 74 years. Karl was in WW II and served in the Pacific theater where he received a Purple Heart. He was ultimately stationed at Ft Monmouth with the Signal Corp, was active in the NJ National Guard and retired from the Army Reserve as a Lt. Colonel. He then worked on the private sector and retired from Shrewsbury State Bank as a Business Development Officer in 1992.

He is remembered as a true gentleman with a friendly loving spirit and will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his beloved wife Marjorie, their three daughters - Mary Mortier and husband Alain, Janne Nemyo, Linda Curry and husband Mike. Please join us for a Celebration of his Life on Monday, May 9, 2016 at 11am at The Presbyterian Church at Shrewsbury, 352 Sycamore Ave., Shrewsbury, NJ. Interment and reception to follow. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make a donation to the church's Organ Fund. Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank is entrusted with the arrangements.

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Daniel Louis Terpening, Age 75 - Eatontown

Daniel Louis Terpening, 75, suddenly passed away Friday, 22 April 2016, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center of complications from a stroke with his family by his side.

Dan graduated from Galesburg High School in Illinois and from Open Bible College in Des Moines, Iowa. While there, he met Sharon at a local church. They married and just celebrated their 54th anniversary the day before his stroke.

After his college graduation and with the draft looming, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and took his training at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. His 23-year Army career took him around the world with assignments in Nebraska, France, Kansas, Viet Nam, Washington, D.C., Germany, New York and South Korea. His last assignment was with the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School at Fort Monmouth, NJ. He retired as a Master Sergeant in May 1986, then worked at Telos Corporation in Shrewsbury and for JStor, Portico and the Princeton University Library system, fully retiring in 2011.

His new-found time was devoted to his life-long passions of family, music, reading and walking. Dan's latest musical involvement has been with the Tower Hill Choir and the Ocean Grove Great Auditorium Choir. He sang in Ocean Grove for 35 years and served as choir vice-president and president in the 1980s. Currently, he was the vice-president of the Tower Hill Choir. Always ready with a joke and recognized for wearing suspenders, "Dan the Man" was known by many and will be missed by all, especially his family. They would like to thank the Neuro Trauma team of doctors and nurses at JSUMC for their kind, attentive care and concern during Dan's last 24 hours. They took good care of him and us.

Dan was predeceased by his parents Smith Daniel and Esther Lindgren Terpening; an infant brother, Paul; sister Naomi Marie; sisters-in-law Avonna and Sheryl; niece Sharalee; and cousins Dillon and Louise Terpening.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Nyswonger Terpening; three daughters Danielle (Scott) Miller, Darcy Terpening and Delaine (Steven) Sarraf; and granddaughters Stella Anne and Sofia Astra Miller. Also left to remember him are three brothers Philip J. (Sandra), Stephen A. (Darlene) and Timothy M. (Vicky) Terpening; nephew and nieces Nathan (Rachel) Terpening, Stephanie (Greg) Kephart, Aimee Terpening and Lynelle (Michael) Nelson; cousins John Potter and Alice (Brian) Rubin; and 12 great nephews and nieces. He is also survived by his 102-year-old father-in-law, Wayne O. Nyswonger; sister-in-law Kathy (Bill) Wishman; nephews and niece Todd (Stephanie) Wishman, Eric (Kara) Wishman and Heidi (Nick) Adams; and 10 more great nieces and nephews.

Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank, is entrusted with the arrangements. Dan's memorial service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, 30 April 2016, at the First Presbyterian Church at Red Bank (Tower Hill), 255 Harding Road, Red Bank, NJ 07701. In remembrance of Dan, those who wish may make contributions to First Presbyterian Church (Tower Hill), 255 Harding Road, Red Bank, NJ 07701 or the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association, ORGAN FUND, 54 Pitman Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756.

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Marilyn M. Tukis - Age 81 - Fair Haven

Marilyn M. Tukis (Cerny), of Fair Haven passed away on April 18, 2016. Marilyn was born in Brooklyn, NY, and resided in Fair Haven for the last 52 years before recently re-locating to Arbor Terrace Senior Living, Middletown.

In addition to raising four children, Marilyn was employed by the Fair Haven Public Schools as a lunchroom aid and crossing guard for more than 25 years, retiring in 2007.

Marilyn took great pleasure in sitting on the beach, reading and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoyed 35 summers at Ship Ahoy Beach Club where she made many long time friendships both on and off the beach. She was an active member and Treasurer of the Fair Haven Seniors and enjoyed weekly card games, luncheons and bus trips. For the past few years she could be seen volunteering at the local election polls. After re-locating to Arbor Terrace in September, Marilyn quickly became engaged in bingo, luncheons and outings with the other residents. She loved being active no matter the circumstances.

Marilyn is predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Joseph, her parents, Rudolph and Magdalena Cerny, and her sister Eleanor Barrett. Surviving are her four children Jeannette and Bob Watson of North East, MD; Larry and Deb Tukis of Mechanicsburg, PA; Michele and Tom Famulary of Rumson, and Mary Beth and John Coleman of Neptune. She also leaves behind her grandchildren Ashley Watson and fiancé Chris Hasse, Rebecca Watson and fiancé Ryan Gibson, Thomas and Jennifer Famulary, Maria and Zachary Tukis and great-grandson Ryan Watson.

Visitation will be on Saturday, April 23 at 11:00 AM followed by a memorial service at 1:30 PM at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Fair Haven First Aid Squad, 645 River Road, Fair Haven, NJ 07704.

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Gayle Ballard
Gayle Townley Ballard, 73, of Atlantic Highlands, died April 15, 2016 at Riverview Medical Center after a brief illness. She was raised in Green Brook and lived in Piscataway for many years before relocating to Atlantic Highlands eight years ago. She graduated from Dunellen High School and Muhlenberg School of Nursing. Upon graduation, she worked as a registered nurse at Overlook Hospital in Summit until the birth of her children. Later, she returned to work at United National Bank, retiring after 25 years.

Gayle was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Alice Lisle Townley and her brother, Craig Townley. She is survived by her son and his wife, David and Tracey of Little Silver, her daughter, Lori of Manasquan, her grandchildren Kelsey and Cameron and numerous loving cousins.

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 22 from 6-9 p.m. at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank, New Jersey. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Riverview Medical Center Foundation Oncology Center, 1 Riverview Plaza, Red Bank, New Jersey, 07701.

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Gina Cesario, Age 81 - Shrewsbury

Gina Cesario, 81 of Shrewsbury, passed away on April 18, 2016. Gina was born in Chicago, IL. She lived in Indiana prior to moving to Shrewsbury in 2004. Gina was the current President of The Rumson Seniors and an active parishioner of Holy Cross Church in Rumson.

She was known to everyone as "Nonna" and her heart belonged to her eight grandchildren Bianca, Sam, Christopher, Chelsea, Haley, Samantha, A.J. and Oliviannah. Her pride and joy was her family and she could be heard by all cheering on her grandchildren at their many activities and school shows.

Gina was predeceased by her husband Santo R. Cesario and her son Dino Cesario. She is survived by her sons Salvatore and his wife Carol of Matawan and Anthony and his wife Lauren of Monmouth Beach, and her daughter-in-law Kathy Cesario of Rumson.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 20th from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, April 21st at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Church, 30 Ward Avenue, Rumson, NJ. Interment will be private. In celebration of her life, memorial donations may be made to the Dino Cesario Memorial Foundation c/o Holy Cross Church 30 Ward Avenue Rumson, NJ 07760.

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Maureen Mansell, 69, of Fair Haven died peacefully April 15, 2016 at Riverview Medical Center.

Born in Jersey City, Maureen attended Star of the Sea Academy and worked at AT&T Bell Labs for several years where she met her husband Jim. An active parishioner of the Church of the Nativity (Fair Haven), she was a key member of the Basic Needs committee and delivered Meals on Wheels which helped many members of our community in their times of greatest need. She was always proud to be an active member of the Fair Haven community.

She is predeceased by her loving husband Jim Mansell and her parents Bill and Eleanor Beirne. She is survived by her daughters, Katie and Alex Shanley of Rumson and Janice and JP Peluso of Fair Haven, and siblings Kate and Bill Wigginton, Claire and Bob Fitzsimmons and Kevin and Patty Beirne, all of Atlantic Highlands. She will always be Aunt Moe to her many nieces and nephews in New Jersey, Missouri and Wisconsin.

Her pride and joy were her six grandsons Alex, Jack & Brendan Shanley and Jimmy, Teddy, & Tommy Peluso. She loved summer days at Ship Ahoy Beach Club watching them swim in the pool and play in the surf and sand. Every Saturday and Sunday she could be found on the sidelines of one of their many activities. They will always remember her love and support - and chocolate chip cookies.

A memorial gathering will be held Thursday April 21, 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank, New Jersey and a Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday April 22, 10am at the Church of the Nativity in Fair Haven, New Jersey.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Basic Needs Committee of the Church of the Nativity in Fair Haven or St. Jude Children's Hospital.

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Susan Taylor Byren, 77, of Rumson NJ and Jensen Beach,FL passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 14,2016, in Jensen Beach,FL. Susan spent her life raising her children and living close to her friends and family, never far from the shores of the Atlantic.

Susan was the daughter of HF Taylor, Jr, who founded Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park,PA. and Mimi Taylor, and grew up in Media, PA. She attended Mary Washington University, class of 1960, moving to New York City after graduation to work for Chase Manhattan Bank. She shared summers with family and friends in Ocean City, NJ where she met her husband, John Byren.

Susan and John began their family in Medford,NJ before settling in Rumson in 1974. Always know to be outgoing, Susan spent her years enjoying tennis, the beach, and being part of her local community.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 53 years, John, their loving children john F. and his wife Arleen and Elizabeth Kelleher and her husband John. Also surviving are her adored grandchildren Drew, Will, Taylor, Kyle, Jack, Grace and Nicole.

Friends and family are invited to celebrate Susan's life at Rumson Country Club from 2:00 to 5:00pm on Saturday April 23rd. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Harbor School, 240 Broad St, Eatontown NJ, where her grandson Kyle is a student. Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St Red Bank is in charge of the arrangements.

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Gladys M. Shripka, 91 - Red Bank

Gladys M. Shripka, 91, of Red Bank, passed away on April 9, 2016, at her beloved beach cottage in Cutchogue, NY with her loving son Harold by her side. Born in 1924, in Brooklyn, New York and resided there until 1993 when she moved to Red Bank, NJ. She dedicated her life to raising her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Gladys was always omnipresent in the lives of her family and friends. Her love for her family and friends will not soon be forgotten.

Gladys was pre-deceased by her husband Lieutenant Harold F. Shripka (US Navy) in 1954 and her daughter, Susan M. Wieczerzak, in 1996. She is survived by son, Harold Shripka and his wife Donna of Fernandina Beach, FL, her grandchildren, Thomas Wieczerzak (Diana), Timothy Wieczerzak (Tracy), Suzanne Mahan (Brian), Amy Taylor (Brandon), Fred Murray, Brian Shripka, Allison Shripka, Theresa George, Christine Saggese, and her nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank on Thursday, April 14th from 5 to 8 pm and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. James Church, 94 Broad St, Red Bank on Friday, April 15th at 10am. Interment to immediately follow at St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY. Memorial donations may be made to Gold Star Wives of America, Washington DC Office, 200 North Glebe Road, Room 425, Arlington, VA 22203-3755 or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.

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Daniel J. McGuire, Age 57 - Eatontown

Daniel McGuire, 57, of Eatontown, formerly of Little Silver, passed away on April 7, 2016, in Red Bank. Dan was a long-time resident of Little Silver. He graduated from Rutgers University and was an insurance salesman at Dane Mihlon & Assoc in Shrewsbury. Dan was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Little Silver, a life member of the Little Silver Fire Department and served as Ex Chief and past President.

Daniel was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Geraldine, and his brother, Terrance. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Melissa Troy McGuire; his children, Thomas and Katherine at home; his brothers, Edward of Worcester, MA, Kevin and his wife Maureen of Downington, PA, and Joseph and his partner, Gustavo Cam of Asbury Park; his sisters, Mary Ziegler of Ithaca, NY and Ann Murdock and her husband Thomas of Rumson; his mother-in-law, Sybil T. Greening; brother-in--law, Michael Troy and his wife Jackie; and his loving nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Monday, April 11th from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, April 12th at 11 a.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 325 Little Silver Point Rd, Little Silver, NJ 07739. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to St. John's Episcopal Church Memorial Fund.

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Anne G. Anderson, Age 99 - Ocean Grove

Anne G. Anderson, 99, of Ocean Grove, passed away peacefully on April 5, 2016, at the Francis Asbury Manor in Ocean Grove. Anne was born in Red Bank and was a 1934 graduate of Red Bank High School. She married Earl A. Anderson and was a homemaker. Anne was an active member of the Red Bank United Methodist Church and was the church treasurer for 22 years, as well as a member of the United Methodist Women's Group. She was also a former member and past matron of the Order of the Eastern Star of New Jersey.

Anne was predeceased by her husband, Earl, who died in 1976. She is survived by her nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews and great-great-great nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Friday, April 8th from 11:30 to 1 p.m., with a funeral service at 1 p.m., at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. Interment will follow at Fair View Cemetery in Middletown. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Anne's memory to the United Methodist Church of Red Bank, 247 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ 07701 or the Francis Asbury Manor, 70 Stockton Ave, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756.

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Robert James Nelson, Age 83 - Oceanport

Bob Nelson passed away on April 3, 2016. He was born in Elizabeth, NJ. At age 18 he joined the elite Navy SeaBees as a hardhat salvage and rescue diver during the Korean Conflict. After being honorably discharged in 1954, he joined the Elizabeth Fire Department where he served for 25 years before retiring in 1986. Being good with his hands, he could build or fix anything and soon after retiring from the fire department, Bob became a proficient and accomplished carpenter, locksmith and plumber.

Bob loved the outdoors and had a deep understanding of weather and ocean conditions. He expressed this knowledge as a fisherman, pilot, boater, and as a camper.

Bob and his loving wife of 48 years, Phyllis, enjoyed many adventures together, traveling all over the US, Canada and the Caribbean.

Mr. Nelson loved his family and is survived by his wife Phyllis, his sons Ron and his wife Cheryl, Jim and his wife Leeanne, his youngest son Robbie and his daughter Laura. He leaves behind 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Archer and sister Frances. Sadly he was predeceased by his brothers Harvey Nelson and Richard Nelson as well as his sisters Eleanor Gallagher, Jackie Marsden and Frances Sylvester.

Visitation will be on Thursday, April 7th from 5 to 8 pm at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 8th at 11am at the First Presbyterian Church of Rumson, 4 East River Rd, Rumson. At the request of Mrs. Nelson, and in lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to your local volunteer fire department or toward Alzheimer's research.

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Marion L. Quartararo, Age 99 - Red Bank

Marion L. "Dolly" Quartararo, 99, passed away at her home, surrounded by family, on March 21, 2016. She previously lived in Roselle Park, NJ and worked as a seamstress in the garment industry, where she met her husband, Jacob Quartararo. They shared 56 years of marriage and had a daughter, Elizabeth.

Marion was the petite but feisty matriarch of her extended family. She never forgot a birthday, and was there whenever anyone needed a hand or a home-cooked meal. She showed her love by sharing countless pots of "gravy" and meatballs with family and friends. At Church of the Assumption in Roselle Park, she sang in the choir and was involved in the Rosary Altar Society and Catholic Daughters. She later joined St. James Church, Red Bank, and belonged to the St. James Seniors club. After her retirement from Gibson Associates, Cranford, Marion began baking for her daughter and son-in-law's food store, Readie's Fine Foods in Red Bank, and was famous for her coffee cakes. She was a lifelong Yankees fan, loved Dancing with the Stars, reading, and trips to the Dollar Store.

She was predeceased by her parents, Antonio and Elizabeth Rego; husband, Jacob Quartararo; brothers, James and Louis Rego; and sister, Josephine Scaturo. She is survived by her devoted daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Jack Readie; and her granddaughters and their husbands, Lisa and David Mayer, and Jill and David D'Agostino. She was beloved "Naunie" to four great-grandchildren, Emily, Mark, Hannah, and Julie; and "Aunt Doll" to a host of cherished nieces and nephews. Her family is grateful to her physician, Dr. Lizett Marza, and her loving caregiver, Eugenia Konecka.

Visitation will be on Friday, April 1 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 2 at 10 a.m. at St. James RC Church, 94 Broad Street, Red Bank, followed by interment at St. Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia. Donations in Marion's memory may be made to Jason's Dreams for Kids, www.jasonsdreamsforkids.com, or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, www.stjude.org.

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Genevieve Maniscalco, 89 - Middletown

Genevieve Maniscalco, 89 years old of Middletown, NJ, died on Thursday, March 24, 2016. She was born in 1926 in Brooklyn, NY. She was one of a family of eight children, a twin sister and an additional five sisters and one brother.

Genevieve married Salvatore Messana on April 13, 1952. Sadly, he passed away 13 years later at the age of 37. She raised her two children on her own until she married the late Charles Maniscalco in 1972.

Genevieve was a NYC Public School Secretary for many years before moving to New Jersey in 1987 with her daughter Adelaide, son-in-law Frank, and their children.

She was active in St. Catherine's Church 50+ Club and a member of the Red Hats. Genevieve spent the last two and a half years of her life at Arbor Terrace Middletown enjoying her days with her dear friend Beverly. Genevieve is survived by her children and their spouses, Jerry and Valerie Messana, Adelaide and Frank Reda, and Marianne and John Murphy.

Her most prized possessions and greatest joy in her life were her grandchildren, Christopher Messana, the late JJ Messana, Brenna Messana, Matthew Reda and his wife Ashley, Amanda Reda, Alyssa Miranda, and Frank Miranda.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 31st from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 1st at 9:15 a.m. at St. Catherine's RC Church in Holmdel. Interment will follow at St. Charles Cemetery in Long Island. If you would like to make a donation to the Friends of JJ, in honor of Grandma Gen, please send to Friends of JJ, P.O. Box 163, Lincroft, NJ 07738.

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Downie E. Stuart, 92 - Middletown

Downie E. Stuart, 92 passed away peacefully on Wed. Mar 23, 2016 at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. She was predeceased by her parents Zora (Kuzmanovich) Elich and Samuel Elich, her husband of 52 years, Joseph P. Stuart, brothers John Elich, Sam Elich, and Stanley Elich, sister Mildred Todorczuk and nephew Stanley Elich.

Surviving are her children, Jeffry Stuart (Lorraine) of Key Largo Fl., Ann Babeuf (Toby) of Rumson, NJ, and Gregory Stuart (Coleen) of Naples, ME, grandchildren Emily and Chris Babeuf, step-grandchildren Robert and Matthew Foley and many nieces and nephews. Downie was raised in Eldersville Pa., graduated Burgettstown High School, Duffs Business School, Pittsburgh and attended Columbia University Teachers College when Dwight D. Eisenhower was university president. When the United States entered World War II, she joined the war effort beginning in 1944 as a Navy Yeoman, continued in the Naval Reserve after the war and was honorably discharged in 1953. During that time, she met Photographers Mate, Joseph P. Stuart (Joe) in Pensacola, FL and they were married after dating for four years. They moved to New York City learning to fly private airplanes at Teterboro, even before owning a car. Their son Jeff was born during hurricane Barbara a few years later. Joe's job with Fairchild required them to leave New York and travel by car across the continental US. They eventually visited 49 of the 50 United States, traveling north of the Artic Circle in Alaska before the Al-Can highway was completed and Hawaii to celebrate 50 years of marriage. They visited and photographed multiple National Parks with Downie as Joe's able photographer's assistant and Jeff in tow. Fairchild brought the family to Japan where they lived for 2 years. Luck would be with Downie when she went to a military hospital to deliver Ann, narrowly missing a riot enroute. When Joe's Air Force contract ended and he returned to the US, she flew home to the states via a connection in Fairbanks, AK with 4 year-old Jeff and toddler Ann. Joe, Jeff and Ann finally settled in Red Bank, NJ in 1958. Greg surprised everyone a few years later, arriving during a snowstorm in 1962.

Prior to joining the Navy, Downie worked for an accounting firm in Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Plate Glass, B&O railroad and the Pittsburgh and Ohio Central Railroad. While attending classes at Columbia University, she worked at IBM, New York City. Later, she was one of the original employees of Bamberger's when the store opened in Eatontown, NJ, was a private secretary for Elizabeth Thomas, Holmdel, NJ, and secretary to the Chief of Staff at the VA Hospital, Washington, DC. Her proudest job was that of wife, mother and grandmother.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Downie Stuart's memory to the Navy Marine Corp Relief Society, 201 State TD, Colts Neck, NJ 07722.

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Myron "Bill" Berry, Rumson

Myron "Bill" Berry of Rumson passed away peacefully on March 10th, surrounded by his family and devoted friend, Nancy Kochanski after a long battle with cancer. Bill was predeceased by his wife of 41 years, Suzanne "Sue" Lucking Berry, who he met while attending Ramsey High School. After graduation, Bill went on to obtain a degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. Upon finishing college, Bill and his wife moved to Amberg, Germany during Bill's two years of service in the United States Army. In 1978, Bill and Sue moved to Rumson, NJ where they raised their two sons, Darren and Max. Bill was proud to have imparted his love of fishing to his sons with whom he spent many cherished memories on the Navesink River. Bill retired from AT&T Lucent Tech and Avaya Communications in 2006. He had the privilege of working at Bell Laboratories in Holmdel during the companies' most innovative years.

While living in Rumson, Bill made many close friends. He enjoyed spending time with his long time golf partner, Richard Warga and his family; his most trusted friends, David Wilson, Doug and Marylou Greely and family; his work partner of 30 years, Marvin Weitzler; and his favorite comic relief, Janice Brennan. He also enjoyed sharing good spirits with all at Val's tavern and fishing with his children.

Perhaps most of all, Bill enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren who gave him strength to enjoy his last years.

Bill is survived by his sons, Darren Berry and his wife Jennifer of Fair Haven, and Max Berry and his wife Vanessa, also of Fair Haven; his grandchildren, Sadie, Henry, and Riley; his brother-in-law, Jeff Lucking and his wife, Gloria; his sister-in-law, Toni Cook and husband Alan; his nephews Grant, Gregory Lucking, Chris and Brett McGonegal; his sister, Nanette Albano and her husband, Vincent of Hertford, NC and his brother, Ken Berry and his wife Gail of Sunderland, Idaho.

There will be a Memorial Gathering on Sunday April 3rd, from 2-4 pm at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. In lieu of flowers contributions in his name may be made to the Rumson Volunteer Fire Department, East River Rd, Rumson, NJ 07760

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Mary Flanagan Rigaut, Age 90 - Fair Haven

Mary Flanagan Rigaut, 90, of Fair Haven, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 23rd after a brief illness. She was born in Meath Hill, Ireland and graduated from St. Joseph's College in Brooklyn, NY.

Mary was a retired elementary school teacher and an active volunteer. She was a Dame of the Order of Malta and made five pilgrimages to Lourdes. Mary was also an active member of the Church of the Nativity and Monmouth Beach Bath and Tennis Club, as well as past President of the St. Joseph College Alumni Association and past PTA President of Holy Cross School. She was a Eucharistic Minister and volunteered her time visiting the sick and homebound. Mary enjoyed traveling extensively, tennis, golf, theater and the beach. She had a generous spirit and was devoted to her faith, family and friends.

She is predeceased by her loving husband, Eugene P. Rigaut and son, Eugene M. Rigaut and five brothers. She is survived by her sons, Michael Rigaut (Kate); John Rigaut (Eleanor); a daughter, Kathy Ramirez (Ignacio) and daughter-in-law, Linda Harrington and six granddaughters, two grandsons, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be from 2-4pm and 7-9pm Monday, March 28th at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am Tuesday at Church of the Nativity, 180 Ridge Road, Fair Haven, NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's College Convent, 232 Clinton Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205.

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Stella Dancey, Shrewsbury

Stella Dancey, beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, Yaya, and friend departed this life on March 24, 2016. She displayed the same strength, grace, and courage in her death as she did in her long and beautiful life.

Stella was born in 1922 in New Brunswick, NJ to Vassillios Gitantzides and Kalliope Tsoukaladakis, who both emigrated from Greece. Her father, who was known as "Bill the Barber" at Curchin's Barber Shop in Red Bank, was a proud patriot of his adopted country. Her mother was a seamstress and the daughter of olive farmers on the island of Samos.

Stella graduated from New Brunswick High School in 1940 and was trained soon after as a secretary. She started work at Camp Evans in Belmar during WWII, where she met her husband Frank after his service in Africa and Italy in the Army Air Forces. Soon after her marriage in 1948 Stella was employed at Ft. Monmouth where she supported our military members during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. During her career she had three children, John, Michael, and Kathy and raised them in Shrewsbury where she and Frank made their home. She retired from Ft. Monmouth in 1981, where she was able to work for many years with her sister, Catherine "Casey" Ross. After retiring, Stella enjoyed spending time with Frank, her family, and friends and attending reunions with Frank's WWII Bomber Group.

Stella was vivacious and driven. She made sure to get every last bit that this life has to offer. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, John, as well as her husband of 63 years in 2011. She is survived by her sister, Catherine Ross, her three children: John Dancey and wife Denise, Michael Dancey and wife Liana, and Kathy Boyle and her fiance' Tom. Stella is survived by a host of "grands" and "great grands" on whom she and Frank doted. Grandchildren: Lisa, Stephen, Kate, Geoff, Allison, Alyssa, Jennifer, Meghan, Adrienne, Colin, Gregory, and Frank. Step-grandchildren: Michael, Kristin, and Matthew. Great grandchildren: Hannah, Elizabeth, Maya, Tziporah, T.J., Avrahaim, Jacob, Emma, Sarah, Mordecai, Samuel, Kenzie, Gwynneth, Shimon, Nia, Parker, Braxton, and Esther. Step-great grandchildren: Leah and Odin. Lastly, Stella is survived by her nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, as well as her loving caregiver, Maryann Marquez, whom she was blessed to be with for almost four years.

Stella was a beautiful soul. She will be remembered in every mother and child embrace, fresh air smell in sheets on the clothesline, and handwritten letters, all of which she was so fond.

The Dancey family will receive friends at the Thompson Memorial Home in Red Bank on Wed, March 30th, from 6 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. George's Greek Orthodox Church, Ocean, on Thurs, March 31st at 10 a.m. Interment service to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Middletown. In lieu of flowers the Dancey family requests donations be made to St George's Greek Orthodox Church in Ocean or St Jude Children's Research Hospital, Stella's favorite charity.

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Marguerite (Peggy) Salmon, 89, of Vero Beach, FL and Fair Haven, NJ died peacefully on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach. Born and raised in Ludington, Michigan, a small town on the shore of Lake Michigan, Peggy attended Ludington High School and graduated from Wayne State University and the Grace Hospital School of Nursing.

Her first marriage to Richard (Pete) Schmittling in 1948 ended tragically when he died 3 years later leaving 2 sons, Bill, age 3, and Ray, 6 months.

It was during her time working as an operating room nurse at Wayne County General Hospital in Westland, Michigan she met Louis R. Salmon, a resident in Ophthalmology at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan. They were married in 1956 and settled in Rumson, New Jersey; close to the shores where Louis spent his summer months as a child.

While busy raising her 5 children, Peggy served on the boards of several community service agencies, co-owned and operated Brigadoon Opticians in Middletown, NJ and became a breeder of Boston Terriers and Chinese Shar-Peis. Following Louis' retirement in 1994, they divided their time between New Jersey and Florida.

Peggy always felt fortunate to have travelled the world with Louis. Together, they became internationally certified scuba divers exploring the natural wonders of the sea and sailors chartering boats and touring with great friends the Caribbean and South Pacific. Peggy so appreciated the many trips she took while young and felt equally fortunate to have found the game of golf and her later passion in life; duplicate bridge.

She was an active member for more than 45 years of Rumson Country Club and Seabright Beach Club in NJ and, since 1994, Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club in Vero Beach, Florida.

Peggy was ever thankful to her maternal grandparents, Fritz and Nellie Johnson who raised her, for their love and direction in life. She proudly kept the promise she made to Grandmother to never forget her relatives by making repeated visits to Arild, the small Swedish village of her grandmother, as well as visiting her many cousins throughout Skane County.

Peggy was a loving wife, caring mother, adoring grandmother and wonderful friend. She was predeceased by her son, William, in 1987. Surviving are her husband of nearly 60 years, Louis, her son Raymond and his wife, Dagmar, of Hailey, ID, her son Robert and his wife Lise of Mill Valley, CA, her daughter Kathryn Carter, and her husband Buddy of Rumson, NJ, her daughter Janet Wilson, and her husband James of Fair Haven, NJ; her 9 grandchildren, Leah, Brianna, Connor, Brian, Victoria, Nick, Louis, Joseph and Benjamin; and her sister Beverly Gaines of Hillsborough, CA.

A private mass and interment will be held by the family. A Celebration of Life Gathering is scheduled for later this spring in New Jersey. Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank, NJ is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, family requests that memorial donations be made in her memory to the Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice Foundation, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960.

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Kathleen T. Costigan - 96 - Shrewsbury

Kathleen T. Costigan, 96, of Shrewsbury went home to God on March 21, 2016 between her high holiday of St. Patrick's Day, the first day of spring, her birthday, and Easter. She was born the third of seven children to Irish immigrant parents Francis H. and Mary Sheridan Ward.

Kay was a most compassionate and competent nurse who worked at Massachusetts General and Boston Children Hospitals. She served, along with all of her siblings, in World War II as a charter member of the U.S. Navy Nurse Corp.

She married another navy veteran in 1947 and enjoyed 53 wonderful years of marriage to Joseph G. Costigan. They moved to NJ in 1955 and enjoyed their lives running a business, traveling the world, playing golf, and making dear and lasting friends. She certainly had the luck of the Irish and used it well at Monmouth Race Track and Atlantic City.

Kathleen was the matriarch of her extensive clan and was beloved as a sister, wife, mother, aunt, and dear friend. She had a terrific sense of humor and kept everyone on their best behavior including her son Thomas (deceased 2011); her daughter Kathleen and husband Frank; her grandsons Brian and wife Amanda; Riley and wife Fabiana; Kevin and wife Emily; Timothy and fiancé Jenny; Michael and wife Nicole; Brian and wife Tami; and granddaughter Kalene and husband Matt.

Nana, who never met a child she did not instantly love, was blessed with nine great grandchildren: Matt, Colby, Olivia, Patrick, Paola, Julia, Thomas, Quinn, and Owen. She made dear friends too in the last years of her life in Emmanuel, Hilda, and Belinda.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sacred Heart School, 1739 Ferry Avenue, Camden, NJ 08104.

Do a jig for us in Heaven, Kay, and sing Molly Malone.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 23rd from noon to 1 p.m., with a funeral service at 1 p.m., at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Middletown.

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Myron Berry
Date of Death: March 10, 2016
Arrangements Pending
Dr. John D. Powers (Jack) - 92 - Little Silver

Dr. John D. Powers (Jack), 92, passed away on March 19, 2016, after a full and wonderful life.

He was born in Red Bank, NJ, attended Red Bank public schools and later graduated from Colgate University where he studied pre-med. This was interrupted by three years of duty in the US Navy. After graduating from Midshipman School at Northwestern University in Chicago and sub-chaser school in Miami, he was deployed to the Pacific theater during the latter part of World War II just after the Iwo Jima invasion aboard the USS LSM 141. After discharge from the Navy and completing college he went to Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia followed by an internship in Lansing, Michigan. He returned to Fair Haven with his wife, Eleanor (Clayton) 'Arny' Powers whom he had married during junior year of medical school.

Dr. Powers was a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and for fifty years conducted his practice with an ever present sense of joy and compassion. He was dedicated to his patients both during office visits and regular house calls. Upon retirement in 1993, he became medical director of the Riverview Medical Center Outpatient Clinic which he served for four years.

Dr. Powers was devoted to his wife and family of five children and their many activities including camping, sailboat cruising and extended family reunions. He was an active competitor in squash, tennis, sailboat racing and golf (the last being the most humbling). He also enjoyed sailboat cruising with friends and family. He logged many memorable sailing voyages including regular family vacations to Block Island aboard his several sloops named ‘Spray’ and most notable, a trip with several friends on a 65 foot sloop to Florida where they narrowly escaped disaster sailing through a rogue hurricane off the Carolinas.

Jack was a member of the Tower Hill Presbyterian Church for over 50 years which had a profound and positive influence on him and a long-time member of Monmouth Boat Club.

Left behind are his four sons, Jack (and Jan), Tom (and Sally), Jim (and Megan), Stephen and daughter Bonnie Banahan (Jim), his Laotian son, Thowpaou 'Bruce' Bliatout; thirteen grandchildren (Brittany, Andrew, Kelly, Robert, Buddy, Johnny, Kitty, Joseph, Stephen, Michael, Nikki, Sean and Jane) and many loving nieces and nephews. Jack was predeceased by his wife Eleanor Powers, parents Ellwood and Christine Powers, his sisters Marjorie and Jane; his daughter-in-law Terry and three grandchildren, Joshua, Grace and Kathleen.

A Memorial Gathering will be held on Thursday, March 24th from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 29th at 11 a.m. at the Tower Hill Presbyterian Church, 255 Harding Rd, Red Bank. Charitable donations can be made to Hospice-VNA or the Parker Health Clinic.

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Margaret Lamb Maguire - Rumson
Margaret Lamb Maguire passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2016 in the comfort of her home with the complete love of her family. Margaret was born in the Bronx. Her family moved to North Plainfield, NJ when she was five years old. She was a Fair Haven resident for over 50 years.

She was an extremely bright woman, skipping two grades and graduating North Plainfield High School at 16 years old. She graduated Seton Hall University with her Bachelors in Nursing. Margaret began her nursing career at the VNA in Plainfield as a Public Health Nurse. While she was both a part time and full time school nurse at Monmouth Regional High School, she pursued her Masters in Social Work. She began her Social Work career at MRHS in 1977. In 1989 she retired to spend more time with her family.

Margaret was an avid bridge player and loved the daily challenges of crossword puzzles. She loved to embed herself with current events in great detail; thus, creating intriguing conversations with her favorite son-in-law. She loved her special Sunday night dinners. She had complete knowledge on so many topics.

Margaret was predeceased by her parents, Teresa Cecilia McDonald Lamb and James Francis Lamb, and her sister Dorothea Lamb Bailey. She was also predeceased by her husband of forty years Philip E. Maguire Jr. She is survived by her loving daughter, Ann Maguire Lawes and son-in-law, William D. Lawes, Rumson. Also surviving are the apples of her eyes, her devoted grandchildren, Katelin Lawes Tanzi and husband Christopher Tanzi, Fair Haven; Teresa Lawes Phillips and husband Keith Phillips, Rumson; Coady Ann Lawes, Rumson; and William D. Lawes Jr, New York City. Margaret knew how extremely fortunate she was to enjoy her three darling great-grandchildren, James Tanzi, Paige Phillips, and Charlotte Phillips.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 11am at the Church of the Nativity in Fair Haven. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to American Lung Association or VNA of Central Jersey. Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank is in charge of arrangements.

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Margaret E. Baxter, Age 97 - Middletown

Margaret E. Baxter, 97, of Middletown, passed away on March 12, 2016. Margaret was born to William and Edith Cooper in Orange, NJ. She was a Secretary for the First Baptist Church in Red Bank. She retired in 1995 after many years of service. Margaret was a member of the Church for over 60 years and was the longest living member of the Church.

Margaret was predeceased by her husband Robert in 1995 and her son Frank in 2014. She is survived by daughter Marilyn Siemons of Wall, NJ, and her sister-in-law.

There will be a memorial gathering on Wednesday, March 16th from 4 to 6 p.m., with a service at 6 p.m., at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to the First Baptist Church of Red Bank, 84 Maple Avenue, Red Bank, NJ 07701 or to a charity of your choice.

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Noel Kennedy
Memorial Mass on April 8, 2016, at 11 a.m. at St. James RC Church, 94 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ

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Ole Pedersen, Age 76 - Fair Haven

Ole Pedersen, 76 of Fair Haven, passed away on March 12, 2016. Ole was born to Knud and Inger Pedersen in Copenhagen, Denmark. After immigrating to the U.S. in 1960, Ole served in the US Army from 1963 to 1965. He was a Sales Manager for Pan American Airlines and DHL before retiring in 2005. A long-time resident of Fair Haven, Ole was a member of the Shrewsbury Sailing & Yacht Club in Oceanport and the Polly's Pond Sailing Group. He was also a member of the Root Beer and Checker Club of Fair Haven.

Ole was predeceased by his parents, a sister and brother. He is survived by his wife of 47 years Anni W. Pedersen; his sons Christopher Pedersen and his wife Ann of Lexington, KY and Søren Pedersen and his wife Meghan of Shrewsbury; his sister Kirsten Hansen of Denmark; and his four grandchildren Isabel, Andrew, Emma and Jack.

There will be a memorial gathering on Friday, March 18th from 4 to 7 p.m., with a service at 7 p.m., at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation in loving memory of Ole Pedersen to SSYC's Junior Program "Buy a Bow Program", PO Box 34, Little Silver, NJ 07739.

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Frederick A. Jardine, Sr. - Age 86 - Red Bank

Frederick A. Jardine, 86, of Red Bank, died at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank on March 12, 2016. He was born in Kearney, New Jersey. He moved to Schenectady, NY in 1945 and Westfield, NJ in 1966.

Mr. Jardine served in the United States Navy from 1948 to 1949 and received an Honorable Discharge. He worked in the printing industry for 50 years. He was with Bench, Inc. of Schenectady, and vice president of sales with Niagara Systems of Buffalo. He became fundraising marketing manager at Webcraft Technologies, Inc. of North Brunswick and retired in 1999. He married Dorothy Kathan of Little Silver in 1999 and moved to Shrewsbury in 2004.

Mr. Jardine enjoyed boating and wildlife, especially bird watching. He and his wife spent summers at their vacation home on the Great Sacandaga Lake in the Adirondack Mountains.

Mr. Jardine was predeceased by his first wife Susan Chequer of Schenectady who died in 1998. He is survived by his wife Dorothy (Kathan); his son Frederick A. Jardine, Jr. and his wife Susanna (Sullivan) of Hightstown; grandson Cooper of Irvine, CA; stepdaughter Sandra Blakelock of Little Silver; stepsons Donald Blakelock of West Hartford, CT, and David Blakelock of Needham, MA.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 17th from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 18th at 11 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church at Shrewsbury, 351 Sycamore Avenue, Shrewsbury. Interment will follow at the Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.

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Marie Guoba - Lincroft

Marie Guoba, a proud, longtime resident of the Ironbound section of Newark, NJ, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her adoring family, on March 9, 2016.

She was also loved and cared for by the many compassionate aides at Sunrise Assisted Living of Lincroft, where she resided for almost two years.

Marie was a religious woman who gave selflessly to others. No job was ever too big or too difficult for her. She was an active member of the Hennessey-Baione Post 712 Ladies Auxiliary and the Knights of Lithuania C-29 in Newark.

Cooking and entertaining for her family and friends was her passion. Her home was always open to all for dinners and celebrations.

She was a woman ahead of her times, starting her own catering company in the 1950’s while raising her family with her husband of 37 years.

Marie's sharp wit and great sense of humor brought many laughs to the dinner table and will continue to do so for years to come.

She is predeceased by her husband Pius (Pete). Marie is survived by her devoted family, son Pius (Peter) Guoba and his wife Sheryll, daughter Bernadette Ruane and her husband Brian, daughter Diane Pettineo and her husband Bruce, five loving grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was a devoted mother and grandmother and she will be missed dearly.

There will be a memorial gathering on Sunday, March 13th from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank.

In lieu of flowers donations made to Challenged Youth Sports at CYS c/o Sferra, 15 Mayfield Ave, Edison, NJ 08837 or online at www.cysp.org would be greatly appreciated.

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John T. Noonan, Jr. (Putt-Putt), 81 - Fair Haven

John T. Noonan, Jr. (Putt-Putt), 81 of Fair Haven, passed away peacefully at Riverview Medical Center on March 9, 2016, of Acute Leukemia and Metatastic Melanoma. John was the son of John T. and Daisy Noonan, he was raised in Rumson and was a resident of Fair Haven for 55 years. John was a parishioner of Church of the Nativity in Fair Haven and a member of the Sandlass Beach Club.

John was a graduate of Rumson High School, playing varsity football and track, and competing in championship events. John Served his country in the 644th Tank Battalion of the New Jersey National Guard.

John was employed as Chief Lineman at Jersey Central Power & Light and retired after 42 years of service. John was also employed for many years at Fort Monmouth. In retirement John was a starter and ranger at Bamm Hollow Country Club.

He enjoyed spending time with family and playing golf with his lifelong friend Trigger Lane of Oceanport. John was a lifelong golfer and NY Giants Fan.

John was predeceased by his wife Carol Smith Noonan in 2005. He is survived by his daughters Kimberly Stangler & husband Robert M. & Kathryn Hines & husband Gregory all of Neptune City & his son John T. Noonan III of Fair Haven; Karen Perry of Toms River; his grandchildren James Noonan of Fair Haven, Kathryn Stangler Knight & husband Robert J. Knight III of Rome, NY, Jack Stangler & Heather Healy of Neptune City, Lindsay, Ken & Taylor Hines; great-granddaughter Elise V. Knight of Rome, NY, & great-grandson Liam Hines; & sisters Elna Robinson, Wisconsin, & Patricia McCormick of Freehold.

There will be a memorial gathering on Monday, March 14th from 4 to 7 p.m., with words of remembrance at 6:30 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Fair Haven Fire Dept or the Fair Haven First Aid Squad.

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Arline F. King, Age 90 - Keeseville, NY

Arline F. King, 90, of Mace Chasm Road, Keeseville, and more recently of Prospect Avenue, Plattsburgh, passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2016, at Meadowbrook Healthcare, Plattsburgh, NY.

She was born in Teaneck, NJ, the daughter of William and Jacqueline (Brosnan) Feste.

Arline grew up in New Jersey, living near the Jersey shore. In 1945 she met Robert King in the local post office of Highlands, NJ. In July of the same year she and Robert married and Arline was introduced to the North Country, when Robert brought her to his family's summer house in Port Douglas, NY near Lake Champlain, for their honeymoon.

During the early years of her marriage, her husband Robert spent much time at sea as he sailed as Captain for the U.S.Lines Steamship Co. Arline was a natural homemaker. She loved her husband, 66 years of marriage, and enjoyed raising their three children. Arline was gifted in being a loving and caring person to her family and enjoyed having the family around her, especially all the children. She enjoyed the beauty of the North Country and spending summers at camp. Her family has wonderful memories of visiting Arline at camp for summer vacations.

It was in 1963 that Arline moved from NJ to Keeseville. She and her husband purchased the Mace Farm on Mace Chasm Road. Together they learned the apple business and expanded the farm that is known today as King Orchard. As Robert continued to sail and was not able to spend full time on the farm until his retirement from the sea, Arline saw to it that home and business ran smoothly.

Arline was an active member in the Episcopal Church and her church family consisted of members of St. Paul's in Keeseville, Trinity in Plattsburgh and The Church of the Good Shepherd in Elizabethtown. She served on various councils and committees locally and throughout the Diocese of Albany.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter Marguerite Gapp and husband Joseph of N. Greenbush NY, daughter Roberta Sullivan and husband Rev. David of Peru, NY and her son Jonathan King of Truckee, Calif. Her brother Henry Feste and wife Helen of Porter, TX and her sister Alice Clark of Little Silver, NJ; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Robert E. King, February 9, 2012.

There were no public calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by The Right Reverend William H. Love, Diocesan Bishop of Albany, on Tuesday, March 8th at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Elizabethtown, NY.

On Saturday, March 12th there will be visitation from 11 to 11:30 am and a funeral service at 11:30 am at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank, with interment to follow at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown.

Donations in memory of Arline may be made to the University of Vermont Health Network, CVPH Foundation, mailed to The Foundation of CVPH, 75 Beekman Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901.

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William S. "Bill" Henderson
Age 67 - Omaha, Nebraska

William S. "Bill" Henderson, 67 of Omaha, Nebraska, formerly of Middletown, passed away on Monday, February 29, 2016. William was a graduate of Middletown Township High School and the University of Tennessee Knoxville. He had a 40 year railroad career, working for the Central Railroad of New Jersey, the Norfolk Western, the Kansas City Southern/Louisiana Arkansas, the Missouri Pacific and the Union Pacific. William served as a First Lieutenant in the United States Army Transportation Corps in Ft. Eustis, VA and Saigon, RVN.

William was predeceased by his parents Everett G. and Mary Elizabeth Henderson. He is survived by his brother Richard E. of Philadelphia, PA and several cousins.

There will be a graveside service on Saturday, March 12th at 10:30 a.m. at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown, NJ. The Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank is entrusted with the arrangements.
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Alice V. Flanagan, Age 90 - Fair Haven

Alice V. Flanagan (nee Feighan), 90, of Kearny and Fair Haven, NJ, passed away peacefully on March 1, 2016. Alice, the daughter of Michael and Catherine Feighan, who emigrated from Ireland, was born and raised in Kearny and was a resident of Fair Haven for 45 years. Her family included her brother Peter Feighan, who was killed in action in World War II, and two sisters Catherine Franz (deceased) and Anita Miller of Long Island, NY.

Alice attended St. Stephens primary school in Kearny and graduated from Kearny High School in 1943. She worked 25 years for the Social Security Administration in Neptune before retiring in 2002.

Alice was married to her beloved husband and life-long friend, Arthur J. Flanagan, Sr. in St. Stephen's Church in 1948.

Alice is predeceased by her parents, her brother Peter, her sister Catherine and her grandson. She is survived by her husband Arthur Sr., her four children Arthur J., Jr. of Red Bank, Dr. Michael J. and his wife Palmina of Woodbury, CT, daughter Jeryl Mara of Keansburg and Timothy J. of Red Bank; grandchildren Sean Patrick Burney, Jr., Elizabeth Anne, Michael J. Jr., and Catherine Allysa Flanagan.

Visitation will be private. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 4th at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua RC Church, 121 Bridge Ave, Red Bank. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to St. Anthony of Padua RC Church or to the Alzheimer's Association. Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank is entrusted with the arrangements.

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William E. Ether, Jr., Age 72 - Oakhurst

William E. Ether, Jr., 72 of Oakhurst, passed away on February 29, 2016. William was a 1961 graduate of RFH High School. He worked at the Atrium at Navesink Harbor in Red Bank. William was an avid reader and enjoyed sailing and kite flying.

William is predeceased by his wife Anna Marie, his long-time companion Angie Giambra and his sister Dorothy McAndrew. He is survived by his sisters Louise Whitfield of Rumson and Betty Obermann of Newport, VT; his nephews and nieces Ron, Jim & Sarah Whitfield, Kate Fessler and Mike Karbo; two great nieces and one great nephew; and two great-great nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Gathering will be held on Sunday, March 6th from 4 to 5 pm with a memorial service at 5 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241.

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William F. Philburn, Age 92

William F. Philburn, Jr. was born in Irvington, NJ, in 1923 to William F. Philburn, Sr. and Louise. He lived in Belmar, NJ, graduated from St. Rose High School, was a proud veteran of the US Navy and a Seton Hall graduate Class of 1948. William was an avid alumni supporter and devoted Pirates Men's basketball fan. He was an active member of St. James Catholic Church, Red Bank, NJ and sang in the Church choir, was an usher and Eucharistic Minister. William was a member of the Diocese of Trenton church choir and volunteered for numerous church activities. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus. He was also a Volunteer at several local organizations-ARC, Meals in Wheels, The Barn and annual Knights of Columbus corned beef & cabbage dinners. William was a Boy Scout troop leader and volunteered at Forestburg Scout Reservation, NY. He was a generous donator to charities such as Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, Boys Town, and the St. Labre Indian School, Montana.

William worked at Sancor, US Steel, Esso, Hess Oil, Metropolitan Life, and the Monmouth County Park System. His biggest joys were his family, friends and singing and dancing with the love of his life, Marion, who predeceased him in 2015.

William is survived by his brother, Robert of MD, sister Kathleen Bushka of CT, son Thomas Philburn and Patti; daughters Laura Krug and Tony and Helen Philburn Irwin and Rick; 5 granddaughters, Amanda and Bill Walsh, Allison Krug, Tina Philburn, Jessica Krug & Lauren Krug; 1 yr old great-grandson, Owen William, and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.

His spirituality, positive nature, and optimistic view on life gave him the strength to endure and inspire everyone he came in contact with.

Visitation will be Friday, March 4th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 5th at 10 a.m. at St. James RC Church, 94 Broad St, Red Bank. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Middletown.

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Gerry Marengo, Age 59 - Tinton Falls

Gerry Marengo, 59, of Tinton Falls died on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. He was born in Lares, Puerto Rico and moved to New York City as a child. He obtained a Bachelors degree from the University of Staten Island and a Masters of Computer Science from Stevens Tech. His career began at Bell Labs in Piscataway, NJ and then he went on to work at AT&T, Lucent, Alcatel-Lucent and most recently Nokia. Gerry was very active in his church where he was Treasurer for the last three years.

He is predeceased by his mother, Iluminada Marengo. Gerry is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Lynn Marengo; sons Kevin Marengo of Harrogate, England and Robert Marengo of Washington, DC.; father, Geraldo Marengo; brother Jose Marengo and wife Tina; sisters Helene Marengo and Lucy Rivera and husband Freddie. He will be dearly missed by his niece and seven nephews, all his in-laws and extended family and friends.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 5 at 12:00 noon at Christ Church of Shrewsbury, 380 Sycamore Avenue, Shrewsbury, NJ, followed by a reception in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Christ Church for use in the refurbishing of the memorial walkway.

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Marie A. O'Connell, Age 86

After a 13 year struggle with Alzheimer's disease, Marie A. O'Connell 86 years old passed away peacefully at home on February 25, 2016 surrounded by her loving husband of 62 years and family.

She was predeceased by her parents William and Rhoda Allen and brother William Allen and survived by her devoted husband Daniel D. O'Connell, her six children, their spouses, and eight grandchildren. Marie's children and spouses including Diane (Dee) West and Rich West of Tinton Falls, NJ; Kevin and Katie O'Connell of Yardley, PA; Carol O'Connell and Ran French of Eatontown, NJ; Tom and Christine O'Connell of East Greenbush, NY; Katie and Mark Schultz of Rumson, NJ; and Peter O'Connell of Rumson, NJ. Marie's grandchildren include Bill and Jeff West of Philadelphia, PA; Kaelyn O'Connell of Boston MA; Caroline Schultz of Rumson, NJ; Liam and Erin O'Connell of Yardley PA; and Mackenzie and Kieran O'Connell of West Long Branch, NJ.

Visitation will be held Monday February 29, 2016 from 4pm to 7pm at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank NJ. On Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 10:00am a Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Marie's life will be held at St. James Roman Catholic Church, 94 Broad Street, Red Bank NJ.

She raised her six children before attending New York School of Interior Design and worked as an Interior Designer, retiring from Brielle Furniture in 1996. A kind and gentle person with a sense of style and grace, cleaver sense of humor, a love for history and art, a New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers fan, a fabulous cook and elegant entertainer for family and friends that created a happy, welcoming, and loving home for all.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Marie's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Regional Office, 3 Eves Dr, Suite 310, Marlton, NJ 08053.

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Ernestina Alicia Meulener, 96

A long time resident of Red Bank, Ernestina (Wawi) died in her sleep on February 25th. . She was born in Santa Clara, Cuba 1919, the youngest child of Armando and Alicia Radelat. She was loved and protected by her three older brothers Armando, Adolfo, and Felipe.

Ernestina came to the United States in 1961 with her two boys to find freedom and liberty and to give them a chance to reach their full potential. She was a kindergarten teacher, an artist, a dietitian but most of all a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed organizing her monthly luncheons with her close group of ladies and helping anyone who needed advice or someone to listen. It was important to her to keep her culture alive by serving her wonderful Cuban cuisine during her favorite holiday Christmas Eve (Nochebuena).

Her legacy will be that of someone who was willing to give up everything she knew and possessed for the good of her children. She went far beyond what was expected of her. She was a loving and giving person who always saw the best in others. That was her example.

She is preceded by her husband, Dr. Jesus Gonzalez Meulener. She will be missed by her children Rafael and Carol Meulener (Florida), Carlos and Patricia Meulener (Rumson, NJ), nephew, Jorge Radelat (Florida) as well as her grand children, Brian, Sarah, Neil, Marc, Elena and her 11 great-grandchildren.

A memorial mass in her honor will be held on Saturday, February 27th at 11 a.m. at St. James RC Church, 94 Broad St, Red Bank. In lieu of flowers please send donations to her favorite charity, St Jude Children’s Hospital. Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank is entrusted with the arrangements.

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Elvira V. DeFrancis
Age 86 - Middletown

Elvira V. DeFrancis, 86 of Middletown, passed away on February 24, 2016. Elvira was born to Rocco and Gertrude Sicuranza in Brooklyn, NY. She was a communicant of St. James RC Church.

Elvira was predeceased by her husband Michael in 2003. She is survived by her sons Michael, Anthony, Richard and Robert.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Mon, Feb 29th at 11 a.m. at St. James RC Church in Red Bank. Interment will be private. Arrangements are entrusted to Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank.

Joan Pillsbury DeVoe

Joan Pillsbury DeVoe passed away peacefully on February 21, 2016. Daughter of the late John M. and Mary Loux Pillsbury, Joan was raised in Atlantic Highlands and Middletown, NJ. She attended The Beard School in Morristown, NJ and graduated from Wheaton College, Norton, MA.
Joan was an active volunteer in her community. Her service included The Junior League; Rumson Community Appeal; Rumson Historical Society; and St. George's Canterbury Fair, Altar Guild and Vestry.

Public service was a very important part of Joan's life and she believed that serving as an elected official was a public trust. Joan was elected to the Rumson Borough Council in 1996 and served for eighteen years. The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders presented Joan with a citation on the occasion of her eightieth birthday in honor of her many years of government service on both the local and county level.
Rain or shine, spending time at the beach with family and friends was anticipated all winter and filled her with happiness all summer. Joan was a member of the Seabright Beach Club.

Joan is survived by her three children: John P. DeVoe, Dale D. Leach (Jeffrey), Susan D. Sandlass (Henry); grandchildren: Kristin C. Devoto (James), Aimee M. Chandler, Gregory D. Leach, Frank J. Leach II and her great granddaughter, Ava S. Devoto; her sister, Mary Loux (Dubie) McDonnell and her nieces and nephews. Joan was predeceased by her sister, Susan P. Kyle.

Visitation will be Friday, February 26th from 4-7pm at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank, NJ. A funeral service will be held at St. George's by-the-River, Rumson, NJ on Saturday, February 27th at 11am. Interment following the service will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Shore House, 279 Broadway, Suite 400, Long Branch, NJ 07740 or St. George's by-the-River, 7 Lincoln Ave., Rumson, NJ 07760.



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Anna E. Ciampoli
Age 94 - Red Bank

Anna E. Ciampoli, 94, of Red Bank, died Saturday February 20, 2016 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Red Bank and was a lifelong Red Bank resident. Anna attended Red Bank High School and worked as a seamstress at Eisner’s in Red Bank during the war effort She was a member of Independent Engine Company Ladies Auxiliary and the River Street School PTA.

She was a devoted wife and mother who found great pleasure in putting out the welcome mat, having a place at the table for everyone. Her home was always open to family and friends. She will be tremendously missed by all who knew and loved her.

Anna was predeceased by her husband of 69 years, Gerald M. Ciampoli, who died in 2010. She is survived by a son, Michael Ciampoli and his wife Diane of Ocean Twp, five daughters ; Rose Marie Demos and her husband Jeffrey of Middletown, Geraldine of Red Bank, Dolores of Shark River Hills, Michele of Red Bank, and Elizabeth of Eatontown, one sister, Edith Mangarelli of Wall Twp., and two grandchildren, Brianna and Jeffrey John and his wife Christy.

Visitation will be Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9pm Feb 23, at The Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St. Red Bank. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am Wednesday, Feb 24, at St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church, 121 Bridge Ave., Red Bank. Interment will follow at Holmdel Cemetery, Holmdel. The family requests that memorial donations be made in her memory to St. Anthony of Padua Church, or the American Heart Association P.O. Box 417005, Boston MA 02241-7005 www.heart.org.



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Robin Austin Dunn
Age 69 - Fair Haven

Robin Austin Dunn, 69, of Fair Haven, passed away on Wednesday, February 10th at home from complications arising from C.O.P.D. (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). Robin spent her early years in the Somerville area before transferring to Rumson-Fair Haven High School her junior year. She became a member of the Color Guard, the Daisy Chain and was a finalist for Homecoming Queen in 1963.

After graduating Rumson-Fair Haven High School in 1964, Robin worked for Princeton University and as a travel agent in NYC before settling into her long career in health care. As a long-time patient advocate, she worked at Red Bank Medical Associates, Red Bank and then at Professional Orthopedic Associates, Tinton Falls until retiring in 2010. Robin ran the soccer program for many years in Fair Haven in the '80s and coached girls' softball as well.

She loved the family's annual trip to Lake George, New York where she was a fixture on the lake floating on her huge raft, drinking coffee and reading her favorite book. She was an avid reader of Stephen King and other novels of mystery and the occult. She also enjoyed writing poetry and drawing Disney characters for the grandchildren. Always an animal lover, Robin spent the evening hours watching TV with a series of dogs in her lap.

Robin is survived by her husband of 46 years, Bruce Dunn of Fair Haven NJ, their son Eric and his wife Erica of Branchburg NJ, their daughter Lori and her husband Drew of Ocean NJ and 4 grandchildren; Brandon, Allison, Jake, Hailey and, of course, her latest lapdog, Hawkeye. She is also survived by her brother, Michael and his wife Carol of Fair Haven NJ, her brother Henry and his wife Jo of Freehold NJ and her sister Brooke of Bradenton, Florida.

The fact that they lived as close as they did enabled the families to celebrate birthdays, holidays and special events on a regular basis.

A memorial gathering for family and friends will be held at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank on Sunday, February 21st from 2 to 5 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to the Monmouth County ASPCA, PO Box 93, Eatontown, NJ 07724.

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Ann C. Meyer
Age: 77 - Rumson

Ann C. Meyer, 77, of Rumson passed away on February 16, 2016. She received her degree in Fine Arts from Monmouth University and continued her appreciation of art throughout her life. Ann began her career as publisher of Homes Magazine, then at Chase Manhattan as a mortgage broker for 13 years. She then moved to Arlington Capital for another 8 years, retiring in 2007. Ann was involved with the Red Bank Borough Education Foundation and helped work on the first gala to raise money for STEM at the primary school. Ann's deep love for animals was evident by her faithful 42-year support of the Monmouth County SPCA.

Ann is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, George J. Meyer; her daughter, Georgina Sullivan and her husband Casey and their daughters Hallie and Cleary; her son Jonathan Meyer and his wife Judy; and her sister Georgina Bak and her husband William; and her beloved dog J'adore.

A Memorial Gathering will be held on Saturday February 20 from 2 to 5pm at Thompson Funeral Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ 07701. In Lieu of flowers, donations in Ann's memory made to the Monmouth County SPCA, PO Box 93, Eatontown, NJ 07724, would be greatly appreciated. Per her wishes, there will be a celebration of her life planned this Summer at the beach – date and details to follow. Ann was a bright light that illuminated so many of our hearts and souls and is going to be so terribly missed.

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Henry R. Orndorff
AGE: 92 - Fair Haven


Henry R. Orndorff, a resident of Fair Haven since 1961, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 13, 2016, at The Chelsea, Tinton Falls. Born in Ridge Farm, Illinois to the late Blanche Bunting and Frank Orndorff, he lived in Boston and grew up in South Amboy. He graduated valedictorian from Hoffman High School and received a BS from Newark State College of Engineering night school after serving in the Merchant Marines during World War II. He attended the Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point and participated in the convoys to Murmansk, Russia. In 1943 his Liberty ship was torpedoed off the coast of South Africa and he spent 6 days adrift in a lifeboat before being rescued near Durban. He spent 40+ years as a chemical engineer at NL Industries in Sayreville. An avid golfer, he played most of the Monmouth County courses and was 52 year member of Tower Hill church.

Henry is predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Margaret Woodruff, in 2013, his sister Virginia Estelle, and his brothers Verlyn and Warren. He is survived by his daughters, Deborah Duffy, Eatontown; Barbara Creech, Springfield; his grandchildren, William Duffy and his wife Suzanne, Fair Haven; Jonathan Duffy and his wife Kimberly, Lawrenceville; Kristin Schroeder and her husband Thomas, Summit; John Creech, New York City, and 4 great grandchildren, Addison, Reagan, Charles Henry, and Owen Henry and many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to express their appreciation and thanks to the staff of The Chelsea and to the people of Grace Hospice for their compassionate care. A memorial service will be held to celebrate his life on Saturday, February 20 at 10 a.m. at Tower Hill Church, 255 Harding Rd, Red Bank. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The First Presbyterian Church at Red Bank, 255 Harding Rd, Red Bank, NJ 07701, or to Grace Healthcare Services, 105 Fieldcrest Ave, Suite 402, Edison, NJ 08837. The Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank is entrusted with the arrangements.

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Norman David Jacobs Age 88 - Red Bank

Mr. Norman David Jacobs, aged 88, passed away on February 10, 2016 and joins his beloved wife Pat who passed away on May 11, 2011 and his only child, Craig who passed away April 17, 2015.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he served four and a half years as an engineering officer in the Royal Navy after which he entered the merchant marine serving as an engineering officer with Cunard Steamship Company. In 1952 he became engaged to Patricia Gallagher who was to be the love of his life for sixty years and to whom he was happily married for fifty-six of those years. He immigrated to Canada to accept his first job ashore in 1954 with Davis Rowan, Marine Engineers. Following two years in Quebec, he accepted an offer from Babcock & Wilcox in Barberton, Ohio who offered to sponsor them. They immigrated to the US and proudly became US citizens in 1962. In 1967 he joined the Foster Wheeler Corporation as Chief Staff Engineer in their construction division.

In 1975 he joined the Northrop Corporation to take over as president of a troubled subsidiary company in Chicago, Illinois. By 1977 he had successfully turned the company around. He returned to Foster Wheeler in 1977, retiring in 1990 as chairman and CEO of Foster Wheeler Constructors Corporation.

Outside of his family and career, Mr. Jacobs had many other interests over the years including his lifetime involvement in boating and stamp collecting. In 1990, along with two close friends, Mr. Jacobs founded North Sea Yachts Inc. to build the Monk 36 in Nova Scotia, Canada with a sales office in Point Pleasant, NJ. During the period 1991 through 2008, the company built and sold eighty-seven yachts. He was a member of the Shrewsbury River Yacht Club for over thirty years where he made many cruising and social friends.

He is predeceased by his two younger siblings, Eric Jacobs and Zelda Carr. He is survived by his grandchildren Paige and Christopher Jacobs of Morris Plains, NJ, his daughter-in-law Lisa Jacobs, his sister-in-law Esther in Vancouver, Canada and many nephews, nieces and grandnieces in Canada, Scotland and South Africa.

"So many friends from the Yacht Club and the Atrium have been so good to me and they know who they are but I must mention particularly Lou and Theresa Maresca of the Atrium and Mark Lockwood and Ronney Subarsky who each or together visited me every day to make sure I had everything I needed."

Viewing will be this Saturday Feb 13 at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street in Red Bank from 2pm to 5pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent in memory of Norman Jacobs to: Morristown Medical Center - ICU, 475 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960.
Memorial Service for Lillian Alexander
Saturday, February 13th at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church at Tower Hill, 244 Harding Rd, Red Bank, NJ.

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Katherine Gilbertson Arliss
AGE: 20 - Middletown

Katherine Gilbertson Arliss, 20, of Middletown, died in an automobile accident early in the morning of Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Katherine was born in Red Bank and lived in Middletown her entire life. After finishing at Holy Cross School in Rumson, Katherine graduated from Middletown High School in 2011. Kat was enrolled at Brookdale Community College. In addition, she worked at Pazzo restaurant in Red Bank, where she had many friends and, loved her job. She also found time to care for her ponies, Chewie, Fairy and, her favorite, Copper. For most of her high school years, Katherine competed as a junior in AA national horse shows. She rode several jumpers, hunters and ponies in horseshows in Wellington, Florida and Lake Placid, NY. Throughout her life Katherine was, like her Grandmother Arliss, a remarkably caring and loyal horsewoman. Katherine possessed an internal and external beauty that impacted everyone she met. Also, Kat had a talent and a sincere passion for the culinary arts. Her superb cooking was loved and enjoyed by all. Along with her equestrian talents, Kat inherited her mother's flair for fashion, and she possessed an elegance that surpassed her years. Katherine was a sweet and beautiful soul and her memory and spirit will live on through her loving friends and family.

She is predeceased by her grandmother, (Nanny) Miller, Granny Arliss, Grandpa Miller, Uncle Rick, and her pet, Corgis, Tuddy and Fred. Kat is survived by her Grandpa Arliss, parents Evie and Charley Arliss of Middletown, and her 2 older brothers, Jace and Charlie, as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

There are no visitation hours. A memorial service will be celebrated for Katherine at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 at the First Presbyterian Church of Rumson, E. River Road @ Park Ave., Rumson. In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation to Katherine's favorite charity, the Monmouth County SPCA, 260 Wall St., Eatontown, NJ 07724 or online at www.monmouthcountyspca.org. The Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank, was entrusted with her arrangements.

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