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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.

In 1995 Kathleen graduated from Monmouth University obtaining a Bachelor of Social Work degree. She was employed at Kensington Court Medical Adult Day Care for thirteen years as a Social Worker.

Kathleen is survived by her children, John Michael Glover (California), James Luke Glover and his wife Michelle (Massachusetts), Patrick Timothy Glover and his wife Tracy (Wisconsin), her daughter, Jennifer Kathleen Glover (New Jersey) and her seven grandchildren, David, Ryan, Cassidy, Julia, Molly, Johnny and Christopher. She loved them all dearly and proudly. Kathleen’s greatest joy was being Nana. Kathleen is also survived by her fiancé, Robert Orndorff, Eatontown, with whom she enjoyed life and her dear brother and good friend, John J, Geren, M.D., Leesburg, Florida.

Kathleen loved her family, friends, her patients and their families. She enjoyed books, gardens, watercolors, prayers, poems and ice cream. Her sense of humor carried her through the ups and downs of life. She was a water color artist of local renown. For many years she planted and maintained the Eatontown Public Library Garden. She had many valued friends in Alanon and volunteered at the Monmouth County SPCA.

Arrangements are being made by Thompson Memorial Home in Red Bank. A memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Anselm’s Church in Wayside on Tuesday September 21, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. A burial at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Cambridge, NY will be held at a later date. For those wishing to honor Kathleen, in lieu of flowers, a donation in her name can be to the Monmouth County SPCA, 260 Wall St. Eatontown, NJ 07724. 


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