Charles Hill Jones Jr.

Charles Hill Jones, Jr. 89 of Palm Beach, Florida and Little Silver, NJ died on September 28, 2022.  He is survived by his wife Hope (Haskell) and his children: Hope H. of Edgartown, MA, Charles H. III (Shea) of Rumson, NJ and Henry M. T. (Parker) of Atlanta, GA., and six grandchildren. A graduate of the Buckley School and Groton, Charlie graduated from the University of Virginia where he was a proud member of Delta Kappa Epsilon and the Varsity Tennis Team.

During a career in financial services, he was Director of Research at Wood, Struthers & Winthrop, Chief Investment Officer at Midlantic National Bank, Chairman & President of NJ Title Insurance, and President of Edge Partners. Ltd. He was a member of the CFA Institute and a recipient of the Marquis Who’s Who Honors: Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dolores Vera Yetka (nee Smith)

Dolores Vera Yetka (nee Smith) was born on April 5th, 1936, to Anna and Alfred Smith of Jersey City, NJ. She was the youngest of three, with two older brothers Frank and Hubert. As you would expect from older brothers, they called her Sissy.

Dolores met George Arthur Yetka when they were teenagers growing up in Jersey City. Even though George was “going with a lot of girls” back then, Dolores was his sweetheart for life. She became Dolores Vera Yetka when the two were married June 18th, 1955, just weeks after her 19th birthday. Not long after, their family of two grew and grew as their nine children were born. Now Dolores was Mom, and so much more!

With the family growing and in need of space, George and Dolores purchased an old farmhouse in Middletown, NJ. The work and effort to improve and return the house to its former glory was no small feat. Stories of Dolores stripping wallpaper and burning lead paint off the original crown molding are legendary in the Yetka family. What remained after those years of work is not just a house, but a beautiful home to this day.

With nine children comes an endless need for food, clothing, and entertainment. Mom cooked, sewed outfits, and played and sang the richest music into her children’s lives. This was more than a household, but a haven, not only to the children, but to the dozens of friends that were welcomed in without hesitation.

Gregory P. White

Gregory P. White, a long-time Little Silver resident, passed away on September 9, 2022. He attended the Wooster School in Connecticut and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business from Monmouth College. He was self-employed in the transportation industry.

Greg bought his house in Little Silver in 1978 and was a well-known fixture on Parker Avenue. Everyone knew Greg, the mayor of Parker Avenue! He was always cheery and a great conversationalist.

As a boy, Greg spent many enjoyable times in Maine with his friends and cousins. His love for Maine was part of who he was and he particularly loved wild Maine blueberries.

Hollis Jackson Lowe, Jr.

Jackson, of Highlands NJ, passed away peacefully on September 15 in Red Bank NJ, surrounded by loved ones, two days shy of his 80th birthday. He was born on September 17, 1942 in East Orange NJ, son of Margaret Sinnott and Hollis Jackson Lowe.

He attended school in Rumson NJ, in addition to Massanutten Military Academy in Woodstock VA.  Jack was a successful multi-sport athlete and had a large collection of trophies. He shared a dresser with brother Bruce, who described the trophies on top as appearing like a city skyline, with barely enough room for Bruce’s small trophy, won for a ballroom dance competition!  By far his best was a tall floor trophy for winning the local Junior Olympics.

Upon graduation in 1960, Jack became a sports writer for the Red Bank Register, a job he loved, working alongside his step-father, ‘Hy Spotting Sports’ Hyatt E. Cunningham, the Register’s Sports Editor and Photographer, and went on to work with the Asbury Park Press.

Rosemary Kiel

Surrounded by her children, Rosemary Kiel, RN, passed away on September 14, 2022 after a brief illness.

Affectionately called Rosie by her family, Rosemary was born in Brooklyn to William F. and Rose M. Sullivan on Sept. 24, 1951. She grew up in Parlin, and attended St. Mary’s High School in South Amboy. She went on to study nursing at St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing, eventually working her way up to the Operating Room Supervisor at Mid-Atlantic Eye Center. Rosie married Walter A. Kiel in 1978, and raised three children: Meghan, Evan, and Brendan.

Charlotte Rossi

Charlotte “MiMi” Rossi passed on September 10, 2022. Born in Jersey City, she moved to Red Bank where she met her husband Vincent Rossi whom she was married to until his death in 1989. Charlotte moved to Eatontown in 1967 and was a proud resident until moving to Maryland to be close to her sister Marie Lloyd.

She was a beloved member of the Eatontown School System from 1978 to 2006.

She is survived by her son Mario Rossi, her pride and joy Goddaughter Lucy Draper; her nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Gerald Charles Senion

Gerald Charles Senion, 75, of Lakewood, passed away on September 7th in Lakewood, NJ. Visitation will be on Monday, September 12 from 4pm-7pm at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank, NJ.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 13th at 10:30am at Thompson Memorial Home. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

Jerry was born in Red Bank, NJ to Audrey A. Senion and Charles E Senion. He went to school at Red Bank High School. He married Mary-Claire Plahn Senion on December 21, 1968, in Red Bank, NJ. He graduated from Monmouth University. He worked as a Manufacturing Executive for Frigidaire for over 20 years.

Lisa Butler

Lisa Butler, resident of Little Silver, New Jersey, passed away on June 26th, at the age of 60, after struggling for many years with a rare lung disease known as "MAC". She is survived by her husband Mark, her two daughters Melissa and Halle, and their dog Diesel. Lisa is also survived by her father and stepmother, Stan and Beth Wengert of Mount Pleasant, SC, her brother Wil, stepbrother Keith Kurber of Fairbanks, AK and stepbrother Kirk Kurber of Fairplay, CO. She was predeceased by her mother, Elizabeth Kurber and stepfather Keith Kurber.

She was a graduate of The University of Colorado and of Fremd High School near Chicago. She was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Red Bank.

Rudolph (Rudy) Ernest Kastner III

Rudolph (Rudy) Ernest Kastner III, of Fair Haven, passed away on September 5, 2022 at the age of 58. His family and his many friends will miss his humor, loyalty, selflessness and most of all the unconditional love he had for them.

Rudy grew up in Fair Haven and attended Rumson-Fair Haven Highschool for some time, eventually earning his G.E.D. In his time at school, Rudy was enrolled in a vocational program where he learned carpentry, a skill he would take with him throughout his life.

Rudy would go on to work a number of odd-jobs, most of which involved carpentry. While he was paid with a 30-pack more often than a real paycheck, he loved working with his hands and had immense talent. Whether he was installing a porch deck, whittling a wooden bird for his mother, or cracking open a Budweiser, his hands were rarely idle.

Stephen Kelly

Stephen Kelly was a kind, loving, big hearted man, whose loss will be mourned by everyone who knew him. He had many strengths. He was polite and courteous; he was a leader in almost every field he ever sought work; he cared for people and he let them know it. Children absolutely adored him because he truly was a kid at heart. He had many loves. He loved his family and friends and his pets, especially his dogs, Johnny and Daisy. He had a passion for a wide variety of music, a love he got from his dad. He was an avid reader of fantasy novels especially, including The Lord of the Rings series, The Wheel of Time series, and the Harry Potter series. He also loved his sports teams. The Mets fan base has grown in numbers this week. His heart has touched so many; it is incredibly painful to say goodbye.

Stephen is survived by his loving parents Hazel and Robert Kelly, his sisters Julie Hunter (Marqus) and Gina McCormick (Matt) and his three nephews who are forever grateful for his love and attention, Luke, Evan and Trey McCormick.  He is also survived by his grandmother, Evelyn Kelly, who loved him dearly. Stephen grieved the loss of his paternal grandfather, Robert A. Kelly, his uncle, Robert Raimann and his aunt, Joan Stein. The tragic loss of his fiancé Oliva Klatt in 2020 was truly devastating for him and left a hole in his heart that never healed.

Frank F. Ciccone

Frank Fiore Ciccone

10/15/1940 – 09/02/2022.

The son of Frank and Madeline Ciccone. Raised in Bayonne, NJ, lived in Colts Neck for 40 years, married to Peggy Ciccone for 50 years.

Survived by daughters Laura, Caryn, Nicole, son-in-laws, grandkids Frank Owens, Maxwell Owens, and Riley Roebuck. Predeceased by loving niece Dawn Caccese.

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