Janice D. Pedersen

Janice Irene Dobbs Pedersen died Wednesday, March 20, at Monmouth Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Jan was born in 1938; the daughter of Harold and Irene Dobbs of Bernardsville, New Jersey. She graduated from Bernardsville High School and received a Bachelor’s Degree from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. Jan was married to her husband Thomas Pedersen in 1962. They had two daughters, Katherine and Caroline. They lived for several years in Lincroft and most recently at Seabrook Village in Tinton Falls. 

Deborah Marie Lynch Byrne

In loving memory of Deborah Marie Lynch Byrne, who passed away peacefully on March 18, 2024 at the age of 58 in her home surrounded by her loving family. 

Deborah graduated from the Academy of the Holy Angels in 1984 and from the University of Virginia in 1988, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English. After graduation, Deborah worked for Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City. That summer, Deborah met the love of her life, Kevin. They quickly fell in love and were married on September 15, 1990. 

Richard Edward Dooley

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we said goodbye to Richard Edward Dooley on March 12th,2024 surrounded by his loving family.

Rich was born in Hoboken on March 30th,1947 to James Dooley (Jim) and Virginia Claire Carroll (Ginnie). The Dooley family moved to Rumson in 1955 where Rich grew up as the 2nd of 5 boys. He attended Holy Cross School and graduated from Rumson Fair Haven High School in 1965. He was a talented athlete who attended Seton Hall University on a basketball scholarship.

John A. Dorsey

John “Bubba” Archer Dorsey, 66, of Tinton Falls, NJ, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 12, 2024. He was born in Long Branch, NJ and raised in Tinton Falls, NJ. John was self-employed at AutoBar Systems of NJ in Red Bank, which he co-owned with his older brother Albert for over 40 years. He was predeceased by his father, Albert H. Dorsey Jr. and his mother Catherine Archer Dorsey.  John is survived by his wife Pat, two daughters Angela Maher (John), Anna Dorsey (Alex Ferencz), two siblings Albert (Mary) and Juanita (Bill), many cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Lisa Marascio

Lisa Marascio, age 69 of Little Silver, NJ, died on Wednesday, March 6th, 2024.  After graduating from RBC, she attended The American College in Lucerne, Switzerland and The Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC, where she won The Critic's Award for Sportswear and earned an Associates of Applied Science - Fashion Apparel Design.  A trailblazer in fashion design, she went on to work as a designer for Sak's Fifth Avenue's Private Label and Product Development for Merona Oxford Industries.  

She married the love of her life, John Venere, moved to upstate New York and enjoyed a life full of laughter, joy and A LOT of antiques and collectibles!!

Dr. Wolfgang O. Schlosser

Dr. Wolfgang O. Schlosser passed away at home on March 3rd in Fair Haven, NJ after suffering from Alzheimer’s. He was 88. Wolfgang is survived by his daughter, Dorothea, son-in-law Tom, grandchildren Anika and Thaddeus and brother Achim. Wolfgang is preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte and son, Michael.

Wolfgang was born in Bingen am Rhein, Germany. He studied Electrical Engineering at the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt and met Charlotte during his post-graduate studies. After a brief courtship, they married and moved first to Braunschweig, Germany to teach at the Technical University there. In 1966 he received an offer to work in Murray Hill at Bell Laboratories as a member of the technical staff. Wolfgang and Charlotte packed their belongings and VW Bug into a shipping container and moved to the US, settling in Basking Ridge. His work over the next twenty years included research and development in the fields of Lasers, Microwave applications and Power Supply Technology which included numerous publications and 5 patents. Over those years Ma Bell was divided up into the Baby Bells.

Gerald "Jerry" J. Schulte

Jerry Schulte, a beloved husband, father and grandfather and a state championship-winning football coach at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School, died on March 2 at his Ocean Township home. He was 72.

Schulte is survived by his wife of 45 years, Patrice; his children, Jeremy and wife Alyssa, and Ashley Corcione and her husband, Anthony; grandchildren Anthony, Jack, Nicholas and Owen; his brother, John Schulte, and wife Debbie; brothers-in-law John LeBaron and wife, Nancy, and Bill LeBaron and wife, Jan, and many nieces and nephews, whom he adored.

Schulte was predeceased by his mother, Betty Jane, and father, John Schulte, and his brother Jeff.

A true gentleman who enjoyed the challenges and rewards of coaching high school athletes, Schulte will be missed by those who knew him well and loved him. All who know him, can imagine him enjoying his days with scotch and a cigar while in his sunglasses. He brought such joy to anyone would have the pleasure of his company.

Vincent P. DeLisa

Vincent P. DeLisa, age 61, of Fair Haven, lost his fight with mental illness on February 27th, 2024. Vinny had a larger-than-life personality, which injected energy into any room he entered. He was grounded in faith and full of life. Vin loved classic rock-n-roll, gardening and sending humorous texts. He had a fierce love and loyalty to both his family and friends. Anyone who had the privilege of knowing Vin will never forget him. He will be greatly missed.

Olive Winans Handy Tonneman

Olive Tonneman passed away peacefully on February 25, 2024, after a long and happy life. Olive was preceded in death by her loving husband, Roger, 34 years ago.

Olive was born in Elizabeth, N.J. She was raised in an extended family environment in Linden, daughter of Albert and Olive Winans Handy, and she loved her childhood experiences. She had one sister, Edna, who was her best friend and confidant throughout her life. The two were so close in age they went through grade school in the same class, and were mistaken for twins. Sadly, Edna passed away in 2022.

Janet C. Kelly

Janet Caroline Kelly, age 84, of Shrewsbury, NJ peacefully passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2024 after a long and courageous battle with kidney disease. She was surrounded by her loving daughters. Janet was born in Ohio and lived in Kentucky, Minnesota and Michigan before settling down in New Jersey.

Janet’s career as an administrative assistant led her to work with Pillsbury, Elicon, Hess Oil, and the Visiting Nurse Association of NJ.

Kathleen DiCesare

Kathleen DiCesare, age 85, of Lanoka Harbor, NJ passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2024 with her two daughters by her side. She was born to Helen and Thomas McLean on January 30, 1939. Her father died when Kathleen was just four years old. She was raised by her grandmother (Mary), mother (Helen), step-father (Charles Caruso), and siblings (Mary, Margret, James, and Frances) in Bayonne, NJ all of whom have predeceased her. She has a surviving half sister, Elizabeth “Betty” Caruso (Ridgefield, Connecticut). Kathleen graduated from Bayonne High School and then began working as an executive secretary for the Port Authority in New York. She was employed there until 1969 when she began “the most important and greatest job of my life”, mother to her three children. Kathleen returned to work in 1987 at Community Medical Center, Toms River NJ as an Emergency Room Registrar. She would work there until her retirement. Kathleen was affectionately known as the “Cookie Lady” for always baking and bringing in her delicious homemade cookies for the overnight staff.

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