John Christie Archibald

John Christie Archibald, 91, of Little Silver, passed away peacefully at home on October 22, 2023.  Mr. Archibald was born in Negaunee, Michigan, on August 22, 1932, to Ralph S. Archibald and Emma Quinn Archibald. He was raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, graduated from St. Thomas Academy, MN, and from Lehigh University in 1954.

Having joined The Bank of Manhattan (Chase) in 1954, John retired in 1980 as SVP Group Executive of Commercial Banking. He then was Vice Chairman at Josephson Int’l, an affiliate of International Creative Management.  He served on the Boards of Carson, Pirie, Scott; General Instrument Corporation; and Chock Full of Nuts.  He was a visiting faculty member at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Barbara H. Judge

Barbara H. Judge, age 91, of Tinton Falls, NJ, died peacefully at home on October 5, 2023, after a brief battle with cancer. Barbara is survived by her son Thomas B. Judge III of Shrewsbury, NJ, and her daughters Lauren Bartkus and her husband Brian of Bedford, MA, Linda Ferrogine and her husband Jim of Shrewsbury, NJ, and Dana Farabaugh and her husband Jay of Newtown, CT. She is also survived by her beloved 10 grandchildren, Taylor, Anne, Brooke, Jimmy, Tommy, Kate, Casey, David, Jill and Nick, who lovingly called her Baba.

Dorothy Ann (Mazza) Corson

Dorothy Ann (Mazza) Corson, 80, Middletown passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 10th. Born and raised in Red Bank, she graduated from Red Bank High School and then attended Asbury Park Business School. Dorothy married her high school sweetheart, Garrett (Gary) in 1961, and recently celebrated their 62nd Wedding Anniversary. She then began working in the clerical department at Fort Monmouth, NJ until 1965 when she began her family. In 1980, Mrs. Corson, returned to the work force at Fort Monmouth working in the Army Community Services Department. Her dedication, commitment and professionalism earned her the position of Director of Army Community Services. Upon her retirement in 2003, she was awarded the Commander’s Award for Civilian Services as Chief of Army Community Services.

John Kerencew

John Kerencew (67), of Jackson New Jersey, passed away on Wednesday October 4th, 2023, surrounded by family.

John was born in Plainfield New Jersey. He served in the US army and later married Valerie (Kirman) Kerencev on September 15th, 1984. They welcomed two sons Daniel and Timothy Kerencev. And moved to Jackson New Jersey where they lived for the past 34 years.

A devoted husband and father first John was also an avid fisherman and a lifelong Jet fan. John loved nothing more than to spend time fishing with his sons and family whenever he could. John was a dedicated Nascar fan and enjoyed watching and attending races with friends and family. John In his later years also enjoyed traveling and site seeing with his wife Valerie.

Linda Bulmer

The Bulmer family is heartbroken to announce that Linda Bulmer passed away peacefully at home on September 30th, 2023.

Linda was born in NYC, Hell’s Kitchen section on February 23, 1951. She then moved to Keansburg as a teenager where she graduated from Middletown HS North. Shortly after graduation, Linda and her high school sweetheart, Dennis Bulmer, got married and started their family where they lived in Keansburg for over 50 years. While raising their 3 children, Linda was an integral part of Dennis’ businesses and she became the president of their company B&D equipment rentals.

She loved traveling, playing bingo, going bowling, and drinking her Dunkin coffee. She was always funny, always laughing, she told you like it was, always up for a vacation or an adventure, she had a contagious laugh that would make people crack up, and she was simply full of life. She was “Linda B.” to friends, Mom to three, Nana to eight, but her true love was her best friend and husband Dennis. Together they created successful businesses, an amazing family, and a network of friends that has lasted decades and is beyond counting. Her greatest gift was creating memories with people and making them laugh.

Douglas McLearen

There are a few ways to remember Douglas McLearen.

As the red-headed punk with a fist raised in the front row at the forefront of the punk movement. Doug’s first concert was David Bowie in 1975 and over the course of the next 48 years, he likely attended more concerts than anyone you’ve ever known. These hundreds of concerts included frequent nights at the famed CBGB’s and Max’s Kansas City, sneaking backstage with legends like the Ramones. Doug was the punk who never backed down from a fight and always found his way to the front row.

As the diehard New York Yankee fan who believed a real fan should “never get off the boat.” Doug always stuck it out until the bottom of the ninth because he knew it was never over, until it was over. He was there through the drought years of the 1980s and for some of the most important Yankee moments over the last half-century. There, too, he scouted out and somehow always found the best seats in the house. Doug swore “a hotdog at the stadium is better than a steak at The Ritz.” He wasn’t sure what “The Ritz” was but it sounded fancy.

 Albert Edwin Burdge, Jr.

Albert Edwin Burdge, Jr., 90, left us September 27th, 2023. He was born in Neptune, New Jersey and resided in Little Silver, New Jersey for 84 years. Ed graduated Red Bank High School and joined the US Army in 1953, where he was stationed in Panama. Ed and his wife, Sandra, married October 9th, 1955 and raised their four children in Little Silver. He and his father owned and operated Burdge’s Garage in Little Silver for 76 years. Ed joined the Little Silver Volunteer Fire Company in 1966 and was Chief Engineer for over 20 years. Ed was a charter member of the North Jersey and Tri-Counties Chapters of SPAAMFAA. He was a past President and Director of the North Jersey Chapter and Director of the Tri-Counties Chapter. He was a member of the NJ Fire Museum & Fallen Firefighters Memorial. He was a long time very active member and served on the Board of Directors for more than 20 years. In his spare time, Ed enjoyed restoring antique fire trucks and apparatus.

Donald Joseph Devine

Donald Joseph Devine, 89, of Little Silver, New Jersey, passed peacefully into eternal life on September 19, 2023. He was at home, surrounded by loved ones, especially the love of his life, Denise Broderick Devine, his bride of nearly sixty years. Don (affectionately known as “Slim”) was a longtime resident of Rumson. Don was born in 1934 in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from St. Peter’s Preparatory School and St. John’s University. He attended St. John’s University School of Law.

Corinne Mary Cassati Orosz

Corinne Mary Cassati Orosz went to her heavenly home on Sept 13th, 2023 at the age of 84.

Originally born and raised in Staten Island, NY and later moved to the Poconos, Corinne was the daughter of William and Mary Cassati, who owned and operated a grocery store and a hotel/restaurant where she worked and learned the life of running a business. She later went to college at East Stroudsburg University to study teaching which was her true calling.

Corinne met and married her husband Robert, and they moved to Pine Beach to begin their life together and raise their three children. They had a wonderful life in that little beach town. Corinne taught at Pine Beach Elementary School until she retired. She loved working with children and enjoyed her teaching career very much. She took some time in the beginning years of her young family to be a stay-at-home mom, and later she juggled a full life of a teaching career while continuing to be a homemaker.

Kenneth G. Horne

Kenneth G. Horne, 68, of Red Bank, NJ passed away peacefully on September 15, 2023 after a long battle with prostate cancer surrounded by this wife and two daughters. Just like he dealt with all experiences in life, Ken managed his illness with unquestionable strength, and wanted to spend as much time with his loved ones as possible.

Ken is survived by his wife of 40 years, Barbara; daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter, Victoria, Brien and Quinn Truscott; daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter, Ashley, Chris and Brielle Napoli; sisters Barbara and Debbie; and brother, sister-in-law and niece, Kevin, Christie and Ali. Ken was preceded in death by his parents George and Alice Horne.

Ken was a graduate of Miami University and a member of Sigma Nu fraternity.  He was very passionate and dedicated during his 46 year career in the credit insurance industry where he made some of his lifelong friends.

Ennio Menna

Ennio Menna, age 94, Red Bank died at Riverview Medical Center with his family at his side. Born in 1929 in Montefalcone Nel Sannio (CB) Italy, son of the late Pasquale and Isolina DeFanis Menna. He served in the Italian Army Medical Corps in the early 1950’s. He trained as a master leather goods craftsman. He married his neighbor, Evelina Cordisco in 1953 in Montefalcone. The family emigrated to Montreal, Canada in 1961 and New Jersey in 1963 where he made Red Bank his home until moved to Little Silver in 1972. He returned to Red Bank to reside with his son in 2022. He was retired from Ultimate Distribution in Edison.

Ennio was a parishioner of St. Anthony of Padua Church, Red Bank. He enjoyed spending time with his family over homemade wine and cured dried Italian sopressata and sausage. He was proud of the fact that he grew Molisan figs in NJ from roots of his fig trees in the Sannio valley. Until his hospitalization, he would daily pick the fresh figs from his son’s tree every morning to share with his bride before he brought her espresso to start the day.  

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