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Karen Bender Pattakos of Red Bank passed away on May 23, 2016. Karen was a native of Staten Island, NY, where she attended O.L.G.C. and Notre Dame Academy. She studied Architecture and Hotel Restaurant Management at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg and Alexandria, VA. She also studied at Oxford University on a Fellowship.

Karen spent 10 years in Alexandria as a Commercial Kitchen Designer where her designs included the DC Post Office and the National Rifle Association's new building in Fairfax, VA. She then worked for five years as Executive Chef and Restaurant Manager for the NRA. She moved to Red Bank and opened a catering business and worked as a personal chef. Most recently she was the Executive Chef at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank. While working for Meridian she also completed a Master's Degree.

Peter A. Foster, Age 83, of Red Bank, NJ, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 24, 2016.

Peter is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Marie (nee DePonte), his three daughters, Karen Foster, Kim McKenna and her husband Richard, Susan Foster and Mark Skove, and two grandchildren, Katelyn and Kyle McKenna. Peter was predeceased by his sister, Jean Weatherly. He will also be missed by his sisters and brother-in-laws, nieces and nephews and extended family members. Peter was also cared for most recently by some very special health care workers who Pete and his family are very grateful to for their compassion and care.

Herbert "Buddy" E. Bush died on May 17, 2016, peacefully at his home in Rumson, where he lived for 72 years with his wife of 69 years. Gloria passed in 2013. He mourned for her everyday.

Buddy was predeceased in 1967 by his son Herbert R. Bush, "Skipper", who was member of the US Air Force. He is survived by his beloved daughters Bonnie Ciambrone (Joseph, deceased) and Jennifer Tobias and her husband Richard.

Buddy was a veteran of the US Coast Guard serving during World War II. He then worked as a machinist and manager with Bendix Corporation until his retirement.

He was a life member of the Rumson Volunteer Fire Company since 1946 and Chief in 1964. Buddy was the oldest living member at the department having served for 69 years.

Bruno Sama, 94, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2016, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in 1921, in Sant'Andrea, Calabria, Italy to the late Nicola and Teresa Carioti Sama, and immigrated to the United States as a teen. Bruno proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded the American Service Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He was a resident of Rumson, New Jersey for over 55 years.

Bruno Sama was the owner-operator of "Bruno's Barber Shop" for over 50 years with locations in Rumson on East River and Black Point Roads and in Long Branch on Atlantic and Ocean Avenues.

Bruno is survived and will be dearly missed by his beloved wife of over sixty years, Vittoria; his children, Maria (Lawrence) Michaels of Novi, MI, Dina Sama Venero, and Lisa (Mark) Holmes of Pennington, NJ; his grandchildren, Marc Michaels, Michelle Michaels, Alexandra Venero, Gabriel Venero, Christopher Holmes and Matthew Holmes; his sister-in-law, Antoinetta, and many nieces and nephews.

William H. (Bill) Pennington, Jr., 82 of Little Silver, passed away on May 16, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Perth Amboy and grew up in Red Bank before moving to Little Silver in 1964. He graduated from Red Bank Catholic, attended St. Peters College in Jersey City and received a degree in Publishing and Printing from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. He served for two years in the US Army stationed in Frankfurt, Germany. Bill worked for many years for the then Red Bank Register before owning and operating Pennington Printing Services in Eatontown.

Bill was known for his sense of humor, devotion to family and great faith. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a communicant of the Church of the Nativity in Fair Haven. Bill enjoyed sailing on the Navesink River as often as he could and was a loyal fan of the NY Giants.

Mary Patricia Dougherty, 93, of Middletown, passed away at home on May 15, 2016. She was born and raised in Newark. She graduated from St Vincent's Academy in Newark and Georgian Court College in Lakewood. She her received her Masters in Education from Seton Hall. She taught elementary school in the Jersey City School system for over 40 years and retired in 1990. She moved with her sister Irene to Middletown in 1985, and has resided there since.

Patricia was a communicant of the Church of Saint Catharine in Holmdel. She was a Eucharistic minister and a member of the social concerns ministry. She volunteered with Birthright in Red Bank for many years.

She is survived by sisters Irene, Joan Montgomery, Josephine Ziegler, and Mary Bennett (Clay), a brother Henry (Sandy), and a sister-in-law Carol Dougherty. She was a devoted aunt to 32 nieces and nephews, over 40 grand nieces and nephews, and 4 great grand nieces and nephews.

Michael Patrick Allingham, age 18, passed away in his home in Holmdel on the night of May 15, 2016. From the time he could walk and talk, Mikey was a special young man with the biggest of hearts. He had an unwavering devotion to animals throughout his entire life, being a dedicated worker for Little Bit Farms in Howell and Camp Bow-Wow in Eatontown, volunteering through the Monmouth County SPCA and Action for Animals at CBA, committing to being a vegan, and being a pet owner himself with his dog, Buster, and his four bunnies. Aside from caring for animals, the remainder of Mikey's time was usually spent working on the yearbook where he was Editor-in-chief for the past 3 years at CBA, volunteering at the Red Bank Charter School, participating on the Varsity Mock Trial, or listening to his favorite artist and role model, Katy Perry.

Mikey had a smile that lit up any room and such passion that anyone he met knew he would continue to change the world for the better.

Mrs. Ayres., 93, formerly of Little Silver, died May 11, 2016, at Chapin Hill Nursing Home in Red Bank. She had been a resident of Little Silver for over 64 years. She was retired from the Little Silver Public Library after having worked there for over 40 years, after which she continued to volunteer. She served in the U. S. Navy during World War II as a Link Trainer Instructor. She was a member and active leader of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Red Bank.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband Bob and her brother Lyle. She is survived by her brother Richard Bjelland and his wife JoAnn of Portland Oregon; two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Adria of Little Silver, and Robert and Carol of Monmouth, Oregon; a daughter, Linda Ayres of Middletown; And 5 grandchildren, Courtney, Patrick, Liam, Katie, and Kayla and her husband Casey.

Virginia E. Watkins, age 93, of Little Silver, passed away at her home that she made with her son, Frank "Dusty" Bublin on Friday, May 13, 2016. Virginia was formerly of Red Bank, Florida and then returned to Little Silver.

George T. Brew, age 88, of Sea Bright. George was born in Brooklyn, NY and lived in Sea Bright for many years. George passed away on Friday, May 13, 2016. George attended Holy Cross Church. He was an avid marathon runner, running many times with his friend , George Sheehan. He often spoke Latin. George was a history teacher for the Rumson School System at Forrestdale School. After his retirement he tutored many students.

Joseph T. Slavin died suddenly in his office May 10, 2016. He was 58 years old. Joe was a graduate of Bergen Catholic High School and Belmont Abbey College. He had a 35 year long career as a sales trader and stock analyst on Wall Street beginning with E.F. Hutton, L.S. Rothchild, Fahnestock, Oppenheimer and was currently employed at Legends Securities. Joe is survived by his three children, Joseph Kenney 22, of West Chester, PA, Thomas Edward, 21 of San Francisco, CA, Isabelle Marie, 18 of Rumson; his ex-wife of 19 years, Kathleen Kenney of Rumson; his father Joseph Nickolas Slavin and stepmother Veronica Delgado Slavin of Nova Scotia; siblings Norah Laliberte, of Moosup, CT, Anne Marie Tomaszewski of Jupiter, FL, Kelly Broking of Warwick, NY, Robert Slavin of Boston, MA, and JoAnn Schottman of Howell, NJ and many nieces and nephews who adored him. Joe was predeceased by his mother Ann Slavin of NY, NY.

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