Pedro “Pete” Sanchez

It is with extreme regret and sorrow that the Sanchez family announce the passing of their beloved patriarch, “Pop”.

Pedro was truly loved by anyone and everyone who had the pleasure of meeting him. His sweet smile could ease the saddest of sorrows, his contagious laugh would fill a room with joy. He was a joker since birth, and continued being a jokester up until his last day. From magic tricks to pranks, he always wanted to make everyone laugh. Pedro’s generosity and loyalty were unmatched; he was truly an exceptional man. He was famous for worrying if everyone ate, and even if you already did, he was always so convincing that you needed more! His sheer selflessness was so admirable; he would never turn a blind eye to those in need. Whether they be family, friends, strangers- Pedro simply wanted to be of service. He did great deeds just to do some good in the world, never expecting anything in return. That should be a lesson to everyone: be good for the sake of being good.

Louis J. Cennamo

Louis J. Cennamo passed away on February 18, 2022. He was a lover of life.

Louie grew up in Brooklyn NY. He sang in a Doo Wop group in his early 20’s called The Del Cades. Together they made two records “It Takes Two To Fall In Love and “Worlds Fair USA”.

He married the love of his life Louise Grosso in 1965. Together they lived in Downtown Brooklyn, then moved to Flatbush Brooklyn before settling in Staten Island in 1998. Louie then joined another Doo Woo group called Reminisce.

Louie worked at the American Stock Exchange for 37 years, retiring in 1997.

Henry E. Stevens

Henry E. Stevens, 102, of Fair Haven, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on February 3, 2022.

Henry was born on January 16,1920, in New Britain, Connecticut to Joseph and Bertha Stepanski. Henry earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. He enrolled in the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland and graduated as a Lieutenant Junior Grade. Before shipping off on the USS Tuscaloosa to join the US WWII Pacific Campaign, Henry married Virginia Madeleine Rowe on August 23, 1944. Together they had six children.

Henry had a successful career in the corporate world after WWII. His position with Becton-Dickinson brought him to Fair Haven in 1975, where he remained a resident ever since.

Brian J. Munson, Sr.

Brian J. Munson, age 71, of Tinton Falls, NJ passed away on Wednesday, February 16, 2022. Brian grew up in Little Silver and was a graduate of RBR class of “68”. He was a resident of Tinton Falls for 36 years. He retired as a crane operator from NWS Earle. Brian loved to entertain family and was the life of the party. He was happiest when he was cooking, and barbecuing was his specialty. He also took pride in taking care of his home & yard.

Helen Kelly Shute

Helen Kelly Shute, currently residing at Arbor Terrace in Tinton Falls, passed away on January 31st.  Helen was the daughter of the late Edward Kelly and Helen Carr Kelly.  She was born and raised in Shrewsbury, NJ.  Helen had also lived in Spotswood, Milltown and Forked River before moving to Leisure Village West in 2002.  

Helen was a graduate of Red Bank Catholic High School and St. Peter School of Nursing in New Brunswick, NJ, and had worked as an RN for the New Brunswick Pediatric Group for 32 years and then the Pediatric Affliliates in Manahawkin. 

George Aguilar

On February 6, 2022, after the first perfect round of golf ever recorded, George Aguilar put away his clubs for the last time, kissed his beautiful wife Jutta, and left this world the best way he knew how, by making it a better place for all who came in contact with him. A man of deep integrity, he was respected for his professionalism and ability as one of the country’s top attorneys, and cherished by so many for his sharp wit, intelligence, and compassion.

George Albert Aguilar was born in Newark, New Jersey on May 22, 1930, to Manuel and Maria Aguilar. He grew up in Newark’s notorious first ward, home to some of New Jersey’s finest gangsters, where he became a star student and athlete at Barringer High School. After high school he attended Rutgers University, where he was editor-in-chief of the University Literary Magazine, and developed a reputation as quite the bon vivant.

Chauncey S. Lehmann

Chauncey S. Lehmann of Middletown, son of the late William F. and Sarah W. Lehmann, died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, February 6, 2022. He was 89 years old. Born in Mercer County, Chauncey grew up in the Bayshore area of Middletown and considered himself a true clam digger. He graduated from Leonardo High School (now Middletown North), Class of 1951, where he lettered in all sports but baseball was his passion. He and his brother Bill were well known in the area for their play with American Legion baseball and the Leonardo Field Club.

Chauncey went on to play semi-pro ball with the Roswell (New Mexico) Rockets of the Longhorn League until he was drafted into the Army during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant. Chauncey was employed in marine construction in the New York Metro area, retiring from Spearin, Preston, & Burrows, Inc.

Mildred “Doris” Anderson Kuebler

Mildred “Doris” Anderson Kuebler, 98, of Tinton Falls, passed away peacefully on February 3, 2022 at Seabrook Village, Tinton Falls, New Jersey.

Mildred was born June 9, 1923 in Brooklyn, New York to William M. and Mildred A. Anderson. Mildred was a graduate of Grover Cleveland High School, Caldwell, NJ in 1939. She went to Secretarial School in Montclair, New Jersey. She joined the W.A.V.E.S. in 1943 and was assigned to U.S. Intelligence in Washington, D.C. until the end of World War II in 1946.

She earned her B.A. and Master’s Degree from Kean College. She was an Executive Secretary for Bell Telephone Laboratories, where she met her beloved husband, William Kuebler, who was an Electrical Engineer.

Sarah (Beth) Emerick

BETH EMERICK 82 LINCROFT - Sarah (Beth) Emerick (nee McNamara) was born on Christmas day, which was apropos for the way she lived her life and passed away on Feb. 1. 2022. Beth was born in Escanaba Michigan and raised in the small town of Ubly.

She moved to Lincroft in 1965, where she raised her family and lived at 182 Manor Parkway for 45 years. Beth worked as a dedicated RN and went above and beyond for every patient, which developed into lasting friendships with many of them. Beth was a well-liked member of her community, where you were guaranteed to see her at St. Leo’s church, or “the center”. She always had a smile on her face, and when you ran into her, you could count on hearing one of her many cliches. An avid baseball and football fan, the Yankees were her team, and there was no changing the channel if there was a game on.

Eleanore Miceli

Eleanore Miceli (nee O’Donnell), of Tinton Falls, passed away on February 3, 2022. She was born in Jersey City and resided in Tinton Falls for 51 years. She retired from Brookdale Community College in 1990.

Eleanore was an avid seamstress and had a passion for needlework and gardening.

She is predeceased by her husband Leonard; her parents Mary and Thomas O’Donnell; sisters Miriam and Dorothy and brothers Thomas and Joseph O’Donnell. She is survived by her daughters Jeannette and her husband Peter Lepre and Laura and her husband John Miceli; her grandsons Steven Park and his wife Lindsey and Matthew Miceli and his wife Terren-Lee and many nieces and nephews.

Paul Andrew McGrade

Paul Andrew McGrade, 56, of West Long Branch, one of the greatest, yet humble men to ever walk the Earth, departed peacefully from this life on February 1st, 2022. He passed surrounded by his loving and wonderful family.

Paul is predeceased by his father and mother, Robert and Joan McGrade, and his siblings Geralyn, Mark, Matthew, and Peter. He is presently enjoying all of their company once again. 

Paul is survived by the love of his life Amanda, (she may debate that claim), and his three incredible children, Peter, Aubrey, and Addison, and his siblings and best friends Robert, Gregory, Regina, and John and sister-in-laws Carol McGrade and Gay Lowden.

Paul grew up in Rumson, NJ and attended the Rumson school district graduating from RFH High School in 1983. He made many great longtime friends there and managed to escape the building innumerable times without detection, sometimes in a teacher’s car, creating hilarious lifelong memories, thank goodness for Max Matern.

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