George Arthur Yetka was born on February 3rd, 1934 to Edward and Louisa Yetka. He was the youngest of eleven children in the Yetka house. The family lived in Jersey City, NJ, the city where George would meet his sweetheart, Dolores Smith. Dolores, or Nanny, as she’s called by her family, says, “Back then, he was going with a lot of girls.” But from then on, she was the only one.
David Martin Noyes, 81, of Tinton Falls, New Jersey, passed away on May 3, 2017. He was born in Mineola, NY. David was the only child of Lois Martin Noyes and George Ellsworth Noyes, both of whom predeceased him.
David grew up in Great Neck, NY where his Father was a high school Biology Teacher and Principal. David obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Vermont and a Master’s Degree in Science from Fairleigh Dickenson University.
Stephen C. Woodard, 71, of Shrewsbury, NJ passed away suddenly on June 2, 2017. Steve was the eldest child of the late Vernon O. and Bernice F. (McCaughey) Woodard. He was born in 1946 in Memphis, TN where his parents were briefly stationed following World War II, but he was raised in Closter, NJ. He graduated from Northern Valley Regional High School where he was a champion quarter miler. Maintaining his love of running for many years, Steve was a proud finisher of the NYC marathon in 1982.
Janice Marie Powers, 67 of West Allenhurst, passed away peacefully at home on May 28, 2017, after fighting the good fight for more than 11 years. Janice was born in Perth Amboy, graduated Perth Amboy High School in 1967 and was looking forward to her 50th class reunion. She was a communicant of St. Stephen’s in Perth Amboy.
On May 29, 2017 Mary Elizabeth Keale nee Holsey (known to all as Mere Mere) from Little Silver and most recently for a second run in Shrewsbury, passed to her eternal rest while surrounded by family at Riverview Medical Center. She achieved her dream of the past decade by being reunited with Jack, her husband of 54 years, with whom she will no doubt enjoy the summer as she has wanted since his passing in February 2007. Known for her never diminished desire to engage in a spirited debate on virtually any topic, MereMere was a committed friend to many, an enthusiastic story teller, social to the end and the Matron of her loving family of 5 children (whom she loved), 16 grandchildren (whom she adored) and 6 (plus one due shortly) great grandchildren (who were the pride of her life).
Kenneth Ray Green, 80 of Leonardo, passed away on May 29, 2017. Kenneth was born in Middlesboro, KY to Oscar and Cleo Hall Green. He was a Union Carpenter with Local #2250 in Red Bank. He was also employed by the Eisner family and before retirement he worked for Stavola Contracting Co as a maintenance manager.
Kenneth Wieczerzak, known as “Cowboy”, 54, of Neptune, passed away on May 25, 2017 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center surrounded by his family. Kenneth was born on December 30, 1962 in Red Bank, NJ and he lived in Red Bank, Asbury Park and Neptune. He was an incredibly hard working man and believed that work was the curse of the drinking classes.
San Francisco born, Sea Bright raised, world traveler. Suzanne passed peacefully after a long battle with Parkinson's, surrounded by family and loved ones, on May 25, 2017.
She is survived by her husband William; children Leslie, Nicole, & Blake; son-in-law Dave; grandchildren KC, Thomas, Jack, Skylar, Avery, & McKenna; and her siblings Virginia and OJ. She is predeceased by her brother Campbell.
Alexander Amodio III passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 18th at his home in Red Bank. Alex was 22. He attended St. Leo the Great and Middletown South High School. He will always be remembered for his love of art, compassion, kindness, big hugs and shining smile. Alex's struggles have ended. He is finally at peace. Heaven has gained an angel and he will be waiting to greet us all one day.
Philip Binaco, age 86, passed away on May 21, 2017 at Meridian Nursing & Rehabilitation at Shrewsbury.
Raised in New Shrewsbury (now Tinton Falls), he was the ninth of ten children born to R. Fred and Rosina Binaco. He was predeceased by three sisters, Speranza Falbo, Adeline Bellovus, and Violet Alvino, and four brothers, Patsy, Felix, George and Charles Binaco, and his first grandson, David Daniel Binaco.
Charlie E. Burden, 75 of Red Bank, passed away peacefully on May 17, 2017, with his loving family by his side. Charlie was born in Newark to Elmer and Dorothy Burden. He served his Country in the US Navy and was a member of the Floor Covering Union, Local 2212, in Union until his retirement in 2003.
Charlie enjoyed freshwater fishing and softball, he was an avid newspaper reader, a weather enthusiast and a member of “The Brothers Lunch Club”.