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Just a few hours after coming into this world, Jackson Thomas Hardesty passed away in his parents’ arms at Jersey Shore University Medical Center on September 24, 2021. 

Jackson spent only a moment in this world but he is forever in our hearts. He leaves behind his loving family: Parents, Victoria and Aaron Hardesty; Siblings, Kaydence, Noah, and Lucas Hardesty; Grandparents, Great-Grandparents, Uncles, Aunts, and Cousins. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday September 29, 2021, at Saint James RC Church, 94 Broad Street, Redbank, NJ 07701, at 9:30AM.

Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank, has been entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.thompsonmemorial.net. In lieu of flowers a donation in Jackson’s honor may be made to Michael’s Feat at https://michaelsfeat.org/volunteer-donate/. This non-profit organization provides comfort and eases the burden for parents carrying and caring for seriously ill newborns. 

“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart” - A.A. Milne

 

 

Winifred Steinthal Svikhart passed away peacefully on September 20, 2021, at her home in Little Silver, NJ, surrounded by her loved ones.

Winifred was born in Manhattan to Martin and Winifred Steinthal on October 27, 1932. After attending the Convent of the Sacred Heart, she graduated from Manhattanville College in 1954 with a degree in Economics. She was a research librarian for the Rockefeller Foundation until her marriage to her great love, Clifford Miles Svikhart on September 13, 1958. They moved their growing family to Rumson, NJ in 1964 where they raised their 6 children. Winifred was very active at Holy Cross Church and School where she was the treasurer of the Antique Show for many years, among other roles.

Red Bank - John Barry Phelan left us on 9/17/21, with his three children at his side. He was born in Newark, NJ, and resided in Fair Haven, NJ, since 1978. Barry graduated from Newark Academy in 1958 and Upsala College in 1966. 

Barry and the love of his life, Lynn, were married for 60 years and raised their 3 children in New Jersey and Ohio before settling in Fair Haven. He had a long successful career at AT&T, where he hired and mentored countless employees. After he retired, he became business manager at Church of Nativity for ten years, where he made many dear lifelong friends. 

Known as Grandbear to his extended family, Barry was a wonderful husband and father, loyal friend, devout Catholic, and devoted Giants’ fan. A passionate golfer and fantastic dancer, he was proud to tell you he once got a hole-in-one and danced the spotlight dance on the TV show, American Bandstand, in 1958. 

Kathleen Ryan Geren, 81, of Eatontown, NJ, passed away peacefully embraced by the love of her children, family and friends.

She was born in Troy, NY, to her mother, Jane Ryan Geren and father, John F. Geren.

Kathleen attended Ballston Spa, NY, schools graduating in 1958. She then attended Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing in Troy, NY, where she became a Registered Nurse.

Kathleen was the first Hospice Homecare Nurse at MCOSS, now known as Central Jersey Visiting Nurses Association. She went on to work at Riverview Hospital Hospice and Meridian Homecare Hospice. Kathleen was passionate about her profession and dedicated to her patients. For this, she was awarded the New Jersey Hospice Nurse of the Year in 1999 by the New Jersey Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

Charles Horowitz, the light of so many lives, passed peacefully on September 12, 2021 after a short and well fought battle with cancer. Charlie was born in 1942 in Brooklyn NY and lived in NY until he moved to Red Bank, NJ in 1978.

Charlie served in the Army at Fort Bragg, NC in the 1960’s. Known for the quickest of wits and brightest of dimpled smiles, Charlie was most comfortable in the spotlight making people laugh and even spent some time as a stand up comedian known as Charlie Harmon. Always enterprising, Charlie started and ran many businesses and was widely known as the face of HobbyMasters.

Patrick Henry Dorta of Millstone Township, 56, passed away on September 9, 2021. He is survived by his one and only daughter Samantha Dorta and son-in-law Jay Ruland; his beautiful, loving soul-mate (wife) Rita McGinn and her children Kaitlyn and Patrick McGinn, Heather and Richie Palmaccio; grandchildren Aubree Cisney, Caden McGinn, and Sienna Palmaccio; sister Gloria Douglas, nieces Jessica and Kristal Douglas; and dogs Jill and Lily. Pat was loving and caring to everyone he knew, beloved by family and friends. He will be greatly missed.

It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Robert E. Adler, of Hazlet, on September 5, 2021. Bob was born and raised in Hazlet, moved to Rahway, then moved back to Hazlet. Bob was an avid Mets fan, loved his garden and his cats. He was always the life of the party and enjoyed life to the fullest. He could always make you laugh.

Bob worked at the Jacob Javits Center in NY for over 30 years as a Journeyman Carpenter and a long-standing Union member (Local 20) before retiring two years ago.

Marjorie (Tootie) King Lang, passed away peacefully on September 2, 2021, surrounded by her family. She was 74 years old.

Born in Long Branch to the late Hadley and Marjorie King, Tootie grew up in Shrewsbury. She graduated from the University of Denver in 1968 and received her Medical Technology degree from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago.

Throughout her life, Tootie was an attentive daughter, a loyal sister, a loving and devoted wife, a caring and affectionate mother and a kindhearted grandmother, aunt and friend.

Terrence “T” Fullam left us on August 25, 2021.  T was born in Newark, New Jersey, and spent his early youth in Freehold where he enjoyed playing Little League and soccer much more than academics.  T attended Freehold Regional High School and then roamed the continent for several years living and working in Ohio, Arizona, California and Mexico where he honed his construction skills and began to develop his exceptional culinary craft. 

T returned home to his family in New Jersey in the 1990s.  T was a terrific chef and owned and operated a Mexican restaurant in Freehold, Señor T’s.  He went on to graduate from the French Culinary Institute in New York City in 1998.  Subsequently, T worked in numerous restaurants in New Jersey with his last position at the senior living community of Applewood in Freehold where he was a beloved co-worker.  

Robert “Bob” Carr, 64, of Fair Haven, NJ, passed away Saturday, August 14, 2021. He is predeceased by his parents John Carr and Jean McGuire and his siblings Jack Carr, James Carr and Patricia Kerns. He is also predeceased by his father-in-law Arthur Coughlin and his sister-in-law Jeanette Davis.

Bob was a very caring husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 40 years Coreen Carr; his sons Robert J. and his wife Alyssa and their children Christopher and Olivia, Matthew A. Carr and Brendan J. Carr.

Bob is also survived by his step-father George McGuire; his siblings Thomas Carr and his wife Alicia, William Carr, Kathy Enna and her husband Tom, Mary Romano and her husband Deacon Joseph Romano and Michael McGuire and his wife Alicia; his mother-in-law Helen Coughlin; brothers-in-law Arthur Coughlin and his wife Doreen, Brian Coughlin and his wife Catherine and many nieces and nephews.

John “Jack” Francis Clabby was a family man. Growing up with his multi-generational family in Brooklyn and Queens, he shared a bedroom with his beloved French Grandpa who taught him many life lessons, including how to make wine in the basement during Prohibition. His parents filled his childhood with gatherings of extended family and summers at Rockaway Beach. These experiences shaped him, and for the rest of his life his abiding Catholic faith found expression in this love and devotion to family and friends. He immersed himself in each parish community he joined, serving as a lector and volunteering for bingo, carnivals, and wherever he could be of service. Raising nine children with his beloved wife, Ginny, they cultivated a home filled with love, faith, humor and unflagging optimism.

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