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Robert T. Kern, Sr., 89, “Bob” passed away on Saturday, August 19th in his home in Little Silver.  Born in Elmhurst, NY, he lived in Maspeth for 23 years and has lived in Little Silver for the past 24 years. 

Bob attended high school at La Salle Academy in New York City and also attended Manhattan College and St. John’s University.  He served his country in the US Army immediately after World War II.  He was a sports enthusiast and cheered for the Yankees, Mets and Jets.   Bob coached his children’s CYO baseball and basketball teams at St. Adalbert’s Parish before moving to New Jersey.  He served as a Eucharist Minister for 20 years at the Church of the Nativity in Fair Haven, NJ, was a member of the Nifty Fifties, and was a 4th Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus.  Bob was a Monmouth County Hiker for 13 years with his wife and enjoyed going to meetings with the Briody Bunch.

John R. Madden died on August 20, 2017 at his home in Shrewsbury, NJ.  After living for 72 years, John has left us with the legacy of his kind heartedness, colorful sense of humor, and a plethora of wonderful memories that all who knew him will hold dear forever. He always knew how to make everyone smile and lighten the mood.

John touched the lives of many people during his almost 50 year career as a lawyer in Red Bank & Freehold. His co-workers described him as the glue of the organization and the most trusted lawyer you could find.

Alexander Lathrop Ellwood passed over into eternal life on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 after a lengthy illness. He was 49. Alex was a graduate of Rumson Country Day School, St. Georges School in Rhode Island, Duke University and received his MBA from Vanderbilt University.

He had many extra curricular interests working for a Trade organization in Trenton and two years in Washington DC for the Union County Congressional Representative. He delighted his children when he became a student at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York. Prior to his illness Alex wanted very much to become an Episcopal Priest and he was studying until recently as a student at General Seminary in New York City.

Alex had a wonderful sense of humor and a great intelligence. He will be remembered with incredible love by this Mother, Elizabeth Ellwood, his children Benjamin and Natalie, sisters .Deborah Ellwood and Sarah Opler, brother in law, Eddie Opler, and his 5 nieces and nephews: Arthur Ellwood and Sophie, Chloe, Phoebe and Teddy Opler.

Services will be held at Christ Church Episcopal, 90 Kings Highway, Middletown, on Saturday, August 19, at 11:00 am.      


Sara “Sally” McCue Wichmann, 89, passed away on Aug 11, 2017, in her home with her devoted family at her side.  She was born and raised in Long Branch, graduated from Star of The Sea Academy and worked at Kay Dunhill as a bookkeeper. In 1948 she married Robert Wichmann and moved to Little Silver to raise her family of nine children.

Jane Foderaro, a longtime reporter and editor at the Jersey shore who later became a professor of journalism and published poet, died on Aug. 2 at her home in Highlands, N.J. She was 84.

Known to friends as Tinker, Jane grew up in Red Bank, N.J., the daughter of Don White and Susan Harry, and the stepdaughter of Gladys Soderholm White. Her full name was Elizabeth Jane Warner White.

Anna V. Hickey, age 101, died July 30, 2017, at her home in Lincroft. Born in New York she was a lifelong resident of Monmouth County.

Anna was a communicant of St Leo the Great Church in Lincroft and a member of the Middletown Senior Citizens. Anna worked in the cafeteria at Riverview Medical Center and for Joyce’s Subs in Lincroft. 

Sandra M. Dellapietro, 96 of Red Bank, passed away on July 27, 2017.  Sandra was born in New York to Anthony and Lucy Carco.  She and her husband Philip resided in Red Bank for many years.  Sandra was a long time communicant of St. Anthony of Padua and an active member in the Anne’s Society and the Lazareth Society.  

Sandra was predeceased by her husband Philip in 1994 and her daughters Linda and Sandra.  She is survived by her son Philip A. Dellapietro of Red Bank, her daughter Louise Green and her husband Stanley of Ocean Twp, her grandchildren Tracey Rego, Lisa Green, Jenny and Julie Dellapietro, Sandra Quakenbush and Danielle Luna, and four great-grandchildren.  

John F. Gormley, AKA Mr. "G", 70, husband, father, and dear friend to all, peacefully passed away with family by his side on Sunday, July 23rd, 2017, in Red Bank, NJ.

John was born and raised in Staten Island to Michael and Helen (Scott) Gormley, the oldest of three children. He served in the United States Navy as a Machinist from 1966 to 1970 on the USS CROMWELL pursuing his passion and love for our country as he traveled the world.  John returned home and attended Saint Peter’s College in Jersey City, NJ, where he met his beloved wife Helen O'Connell.   Soon after receiving his Bachelors Degree of Science, John pursued an automotive career with NJ Bell and as a Motor Vehicle Training Instructor with Bayonne, NJ, US Army Garrison. John was known as the man who could fix anything, a "NY Giants" super fan, a respected coach, and an educator. A true family man at heart, John loved raising his family at the Jersey Shore.

Angela M. Pimentel, 67 of Tinton Falls, passed away on July 24, 2017.  Angela was born in Red Bank to Anthony and Josephine Alexander. She worked as a hair stylist and then later in the family catering business at the Tinton Falls Deli in Tinton Falls.  

Arthur Owen Jones, Jr., age 74 of Shrewsbury, was born in Roswell, New Mexico to Janet Hayden Jones and Arthur Owen Jones, Sr. while his father was in the military. He died July 17, 2017 in Monmouth Medical Center following a brief illness. He graduated from Rumson-Fair Haven High School and attended Monmouth College. Owen served in the United States Coast Guard.

Emmanuelletta L. Mc Grath (also known as Pat), Age 93 of Shrewsbury, passed away on July 17, 2017.  She was born in Castle Shannon, PA and moved to Shrewsbury in 1952.  She worked for Gayle McKnight at McKnight Drapery Service for over 30 years. 

She was a breast cancer survivor.  Pat was an avid follower of Bobby Byrne for many years. 

Bruce S. Thompson, Owner & Manager, NJ LIC #3740