MARIA R. ANJOUBAULT, 87, of OCEAN GROVE died Wednesday, January 6, 2009, peacefully at home surrounded by her son, Rene, his wife Terri, and her granddaughters Kacie and Rebecca, after a brave battle with heart disease and cancer. She was born in Vienna, Austria and came to the United States with her first husband in 1947. Her son Tony was born the same year. She was predeceased by her second husband Gabriel Anjoubault in 1976 who was the father of Rene, her younger son. Maria was a real estate broker in Oakhurst for more than 30 years, she owned Old Towne Realty. Her zest for life, her love and devotion for all her family members and friends were unsurpassed. We will miss her! Maria is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law Antony and Anita of Camas, Washington; Rene and Theresa (Terri) of Oakhurst and her granddaughters, Kacie and Rebecca. A memorial service was held on Friday, January 15, 2009 at the Unity Church by the Shore, 3508 Asbury Avenue, Neptune at 3:00 p.m. www.unitybytheshore.org. Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Middletown was private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Saint Barnabas Hospice and Palliative Care, Livingston, NJ.
IRENE MARGARET (nee: Tennant) GEORGE of OCEAN GROVE passed away at age 96 on Friday, Jan. 15, 2010. Recently a resident of Francis Asbury Manor, she had been associated with Ocean Grove since 1948. Born in Minocqua, Wisconsin into a Methodist parsonage in 1913, she graduated from Central Michigan University also having studied at Taylor University, Indiana. Her graduate work in music education was at Northwestern University and Yale Divinity School. She taught in northern Michigan for several years. In 1937, she joined a summer touring opera company. They performed in Big Rapids, Michigan, where she met Reverend Floyd E. George Jr., pastor of the Methodist Church. They were married in 1938. Throughout 58 years of marriage, they served parishes in Connecticut, New York City and Westchester. Irene and Floyd always shared a strong partnership in life and ministry. When Dr. George served as president of the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association, Irene played a major role as well, one that lasted throughout her years as a member of the Ocean Grove community. She became widely known as a pianist and soloist throughout their ministry. Among many other avenues of service, Irene was president of Church Women United for the Borough of Brooklyn and played a leadership role at the Methodist Church Home for the Aged in Riverdale, NYC. She was predeceased by Dr. George, in 1996; and one son, David, in 2003. She is survived by two sons, Floyd E., III and his wife, Ann, of Rye, N.Y., and Philip B. and his wife, Carolyn, of West Allenhurst. She had seven grandchildren, Evan, Ellen, Heather, Amanda, Sarah, Christian, and Bethany; and two great-grandchildren. A family graveside service was held at Old Tennent Cemetery, Tennent. A Memorial and Celebration of Irenes life was held in Ocean Grove . In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Fellowship Fund of Francis Asbury Manor, 70 Stockton Ave., Ocean Grove, NJ 07756.
FRANK FOLEY, 88 of OCEAN GROVE, formerly of Ridgewood, died Saturday January 23, 2010 at the MediCenter, Neptune City. Mr. Foley worked in procurement offices in various locations for the Federal Government, lastly at Curtiss Wright in Wood-Ridge. He was a United States Army Veteran, serving during World War II. Born in Paterson, he lived in Ridgewood and Hobe Sound Florida before moving to Ocean Grove. Surviving are his wife, Edna Hall Foley, his step daughters, Nancy Townsend of Ocean Grove and Janet Iannelli of Ridgewood and Ocean Grove, four grandchildren, Janet Gleason, Edward Comer, Douglas Iannelli and Darleen Iannelli and three great grand children, Victoria Hutchings and Madison and Mackenzie Gleason. A private graveside service was held at Monmouth Memorial Park in Tinton Falls. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the MediCenter Employee Fund, 2050 Sixth Avenue, Neptune City, NJ 07753 or the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association, Now and Forever Fund, 54 Pitman Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756, would be appreciated.
BARBARA K. HAMPSON, 82, of OCEAN GROVE, formerly of Nutley, died Friday, January 29, 2010 at the Manor-by-the-Sea, Ocean Grove. Mrs. Hampson was the Director of the Community Nursery School in Nutley before retiring in 1996. She was a member of St. Pauls United Methodist Church, Ocean Grove and the Vincent United Methodist Church, Nutley. Mrs. Hampson was a member of the League of Women Voters, the Nutley Town Club, and the Ladies Auxiliary of Ocean Grove. She was member of the Ocean Grove tent community since 1969. She was predeceased by her brother, Edward Kirby, Jr. Surviving are her husband, Robert Hampson, her sons and daughters-in-law, Doug and his wife, Kathy, of Holland, PA, Greg and Anita of Sparta and Cliff and Donna of Lake Mary, FL, her daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Rob Beachley of Neptune, eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. A funeral service will be held at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove on Monday at 10:00 AM. The Committal service will be at 2:30 PM at East Ridgelawn Cemetery, 255 Main Avenue, Clifton. Relatives and friends were invited to call at the funeral home on Sunday from 1:00 - 5:00 PM . In lieu of flowers, contributions to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
BRUCE JOHN BENNETT, 64, of HOWELL, died Saturday, January 30, 2010 at home. He was a Gardner for Marlboro State Hospital before retiring in 2003. Mr. Bennett was a member of the Cornerstone Calvary Chapel, the Jersey Shore German Shepherd Dog Club, the Garden State Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club and the Freehold First Aid Squad. He was predeceased by his parents, Grover and Helen Haas Bennett. Surviving are his wife, Jeannine Lambert Bennett, his cousin, Larry Bennett and his wife, Sandy, of Morgantown, West Virginia. A memorial service was held at the Cornerstone Calvary Chapel, 6550 Route 9 South, Howell on Saturday, February 13th at 3:00 PM.
MARY KODROSKY, 96, of OCEAN GROVE, died Tuesday, February 8, 2010 at her home in Ocean Grove. She was born in Dysart, PA on January 16, 1914. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held at St. Thomas Cemetery, Ashville, PA.
FLORENCE CONLEY, 97, of SPRING LAKE HEIGHTS, died Friday, February 19, 2010 at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. She was predeceased by her husband, Larry. Surviving are her loving son Ron, and his wife Lori, and her loving grandchildren Seth and Jason. Friends may call at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home at 118 Main Ave. Ocean Grove on Monday February 22nd at 10:00 AM. A funeral service was held at 11:00 AM. Entombment will follow at St. Catharines Cemetery, Wall Twp.
JANICE VARNER, 70, of OCEAN GROVE, died Thursday, February 25, 2010 at the Manor by the Sea, Ocean Grove. She was a machine operator for Stop Nut in Harrison, before retiring. Born in Newark, she lived in Neptune before moving to Ocean Grove 20 years ago. Surviving is her companion, Robert N. DeLong, her daughter, Maureen Anderson of Bristol, Vermont, and her sister, Elaine Haney of Jackson. A memorial service will be held in the summer.
CORTLAND L. ENDER, Jr., 39, of OCEAN GROVE, died suddenly on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at home. He was born in Neptune and had lived in Ocean Grove for many years. Surviving are his mother, Dixie Masteller and his father, Russell B. Cole of Ocean Grove, a son, John, his daughters, Christina, Courtney and Jessica and his brother Michael Cole and fiancé Samantha Lykes. Relatives and friends were invited to call at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove on Sunday, March 7th after 2:00 PM. A memorial service was held at 3:30.
DOUGLAS ALAN BROWN, a long time resident of OCEAN GROVE, died Saturday, March 13, 2010 at the Medi-center in Neptune City, one week shy of his 91st birthday. A lifelong resident of New Jersey, Mr. Brown was born in Newark, and lived most of his life in Maplewood. He graduated from Columbia High School in 1936 and from Seton Hall College in 1949. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Brown served in the US Army as a technical Sergeant with the 36th Texas Division in the European Theater. He spent his business career with Blue Cross - Blue Shield of New Jersey as a hospital cost formula specialist, retiring in 1970. An active sportsman, Mr. Brown was an accomplished ice speed skater and tennis player, but his passion was trout fishing on the Beaver Kill in upstate New York. He was a member for many years of the Ocean Grove Fishing Club as well as the Old Guard. He was predeceased by his father and mother, Douglas O. and Elvira E. Brown of Maplewood, and by his sister, Norma B. Dopp of Hilton Head, SC. Surviving are his brother-in-law, G. Willard Dopp of Hilton Head, SC, a niece, Gale S. Wallmark of Cincinnati, OH and a nephew, Thomas W. Dopp of Charlotte, NC. Ceremony arrangements are not being announced at this time.
ROBERT IGNATIUS GANNON, 68, of OCEAN GROVE, passed away Saturday evening, March 20, 2010 with his children at his bedside at the Jersey Shore Uninversity Medical Center, Neptune, after a valiant battle with diabetes and vascular disease. Robert or “Bob” was born on February 16, 1942 in Jersey City, NJ to Laurette Norris Gannon and William Patrick Gannon. Bob was the youngest of 5 children, William Jr., Laurette, Joseph, and Gregory. Bob was educated at St. Patricks Grammar School in Jersey City, NJ and graduated Marist High School in Bayonne, NJ in 1959. A stand-out athlete at Marist, Bob pitched the schools first ever “No-Hitter” baseball game in 1958. After a brief stint at Oklahoma State University, Robert returned to Jersey City and worked in several capacities before starting Busy Bee Temporary Service Agency with his brother Greg. Robert served in the United States Army Reserves and was honorably discharged in 1963. Robert married Evelyn Riley in 1968 and settled in Rutherford, NJ in 1975 and attended St. Marys parish. Robert left Busy Bee to pursue teaching and was conferred a Bachelor of Arts Degree in the Classics, Cum Laude, in 1988 from Fordham University. Robert taught Latin, Greek, and History at Morristown High School, Westfield High School, Montclair Kimberly Academy, and at Ocean Township High School. Robert coached sports throughout his life as well. He coached baseball, softball, and ice hockey. He helped shape the St. Peters Prep, Jersey City, ice hockey program by coaching the junior varsity squad from 1984-1991. Bobs unique teaching and coaching style was praised by his students and peers alike. Robert loved the ocean. He moved to Ocean Grove, NJ in 1995 and enjoyed spending his time riding his bicycle and at the beach playing with friends and relatives. Robert is survived by his children: Christopher and wife Barbara, Nancy, Peter and wife Micaela, and Jeanne. Grandpa will be remembered by grandchildren, Dylan, Ryan, Hailey, Declan, and Samantha. Robert is survived by his siblings Gregory and wife Adele, Laurette “BeBe” and husband Bill, Ms. Elaine Gannon, and Ms. Lois Gannon. He is remembered by all in the Gannon and Riley families. He was predeceased by former spouse Evelyn Gannon, July 31, 2009. Relatives and friends were invited to call on both Tuesday and Wednesday from 4-8 PM at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Thursday, March 25th at 11:00 AM at The Roman Catholic Church of the Ascension, 501 Brinley Avenue, Bradley Beach. A farewell ceremony with military honors followed on the Ocean Grove Fishing Pier. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Marys Place by the Sea, PO Box 86, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756, online at www.marysplacebythesea.org , or to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA, 22311, online at www.diabetes.org , would be appreciated.
ROGER A. COONROD, 88, of ASBURY PARK, died Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. Born in Michigan City, Indiana in 1921, he experienced a joyous family life there with his parents, brother Forrest and sister Maxine, studied ancient history at Indiana University in Bloomington, served in the US Army during World War II in Italy—one of a troop of soldiers who liberated Verona. In 1949 he married his wife of 55 years, Annamaria Giacomelli, in Trieste, Italy. Their adventures began with a six-month honeymoon around Europe. They lived two years in Paris where he studied art history at the Sorbonne and she studied painting at the Louvre. They set up house in Chicago in the 50s where he began selling insurance. From Chicago they moved to Hershey PA, Indianapolis and central New Jersey. Roger and Annamaria journeyed like students and after she passed he continued traveling through Israel, Russia, Egypt, Turkey and brought his intrepid joy to all he met. He was a beloved member of Lincroft Bible Church and particularly cherished the deep study of the Bible. Surviving are two daughters, Karin Coonrod Geballe of New York City and Simone Coonrod of Montclair, Karins husband, Jonathan Geballe, and Simones sons, Konrad and Barret Preuninger; his brother, Forrest Coonrod and his wife Evelyne in Seattle, Washington. Funeral services and interment at Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown, will be private. There was an open celebration of his life at the Lincroft Bible Church, 790 Newman Springs Road on Saturday, April 17 at 7:00 PM. All are invited and welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in his name to Lincroft Bible Church for mission projects dear to his heart - Lincroft Bible Church, 790 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738.
TONY “Nino” STOIA, 81, of OAKHURST, died Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. “Nino” was a hair stylist, working last at Pro Hair Design in Eatontown. Mr. Stoia was a veteran of the Korean War, where he served with the United State Marine Corps as an MP and Drill Instructor. He was active with the Deborah Foundation, Boys Clubs and Veterans causes. Tony loved animals and he was an avid fan of the Yankees and the NY Giants. He was predeceased by his parents, Al and Jennie Stoia and by his brothers, Ralph and Archie Stoia. Surviving are his wife, Dolores Dimodica Stoia, his two daughters, Denise and her husband Thomas Scannapieco of Jackson and Doreen Stoia of Yardley, PA his sister, Sophie Pizutelli of Union and his granddaughter, Deena Scannapieco. Relatives and friends were invited to call at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove on Monday from 2:00 - 4:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Tuesday, April 20th at 10:00 AM at St. Jeromes Roman Catholic Church, 250 Wall Street, West Long Branch, with interment following at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown.
KELLY A. PAHLCK, 31, of BRICK, died Thursday, May 13, 2010 at home. She was predeceased by her grandfather, Victor Calandriello. Surviving are her daughters, Marissa Marston and Kayla Bennett, her parents, John and Sherry Vogt of Brick, two sisters, Trisha Pahlck of Brick and Victoria Pahlck of Little Egg Harbor, her gandmother Dorothy Calandriello of Neptune, her nieces and nephew, Gabrielle, Olivia and Derek, and her aunts, uncles and cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Groveon Sunday from 1-5 PM . A funeral service was held on Monday, May 17th at 10:00 AM at St. Michaels Episcopal Church, 3402 Woodfield Avenue, Wall Township, with interment following at Hamilton Cemetery, Neptune.
PETER H. KNOUD, 65, of BRADLEY BEACH, died Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. Mr. Knoud was a carpenter for John McLoughlin Construction, Bradley Beach. He was a communicant of the Roman Catholic Church of the Ascension, Bradley Beach, serving as an usher and singing in the church choir. Mr. Knoud was a United States Army veteran, serving in Vietnam. Peter loved all music and he was a war historian. Born in Staten Island, NY, he lived there until moving to New Jersey 27 years ago. Surviving are his wife, Paula Frank, two daughters, Katy Aebi of Belmar and Susan Andrews of Eatontown, a son, Christopher Knoud, two step daughters, Sarah and Samantha Santana, a sister, Adele Friese of Apple Valley, CA, three grand children, Conner and Caine Andrews and Defayed Aebi and his former wife, Eileen Conner Knoud. Relatives and friends were invitedto call at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove on Saturday from 12:00 Noon, with funeral services beginning at 3:30 PM . After the service, the family received friends at their home.
CHRISTINE ZAGORSKI, 63, of OCEAN GROVE, died Sunday, May 30, 2010 at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. She was the owner of the Scarlett Unicorn, Inc., Ocean Grove. She loved being a resident of Ocean Grove and being part of the business community. She was a loving aunt to her nieces and nephews, Ted, Dave, Michelle, Jason and Gabrielle who survive her. Relatives and friends may call at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove on Friday from 2:00 PM. A funeral service will be held at 4:00 PM.
JOSEPH CICALESE, “Joe Chick”, 82, of BRADLEY BEACH and Key Largo, Florida, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Saturday June 19, 2010. Joe was born in Newark on February 29, 1928, and was raised in Kearny. Mr. Cicalese served with the United States Navy and was a detective with the Newark Police Department for 28 years, before retiring. He is survived by his loved ones, including his sister, Marion Cicalese Efantis, his nieces, Dr. JoNell Enfantis Potter and Mrs. Donna Vick and numerous family and friends including Theresa LaMotta, Margaret Scully and Charles Catrino. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday at 9:00 AM at the Roman Catholic Church of the Ascension, 501 Brinley Avenue, Bradley Beach with entombment following at St. Catharines Cemetery, Wall Township. Relatives and friends may call at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Church of the Ascension would be appreciated.
MARGARET ELVIRA SLOCUM HOLL, 86, a long-time resident of OCEAN GROVE, died on Sunday, June 21, 2010 in Ocean Grove. She was born in Neptune Township, the daughter of Mahlon Woolley Slocum and Elvira Applegate Slocum. Her family had one of the first homesteads on Sunset Avenue in Wanamassa. She was valedictorian of Wanamassa School in 1937 and a 1941 graduate of Asbury Park High School. Starting at age 16 she was a long distance operator in the Asbury Park office of Bell Telephone Company. At the Times Publishing Company in Ocean Grove, she was local editor of the weekly Ocean Grove and Neptune Times for 21 years. She was active in civic and community affairs for many years. She was a past President of the auxiliary of the Hannah-Crossman VFW Post 2233 in Ocean Grove; past President of the auxiliary to the Stokes Fire Company, Ocean Grove; and President of the Ocean Grove PTA. She headed the Ocean Grove March of Dimes, the Heart Fund, and the Neptune Hospital Wing Drive in Ocean Grove. She served as President of the Ocean Grove Businessmen in 1974-75. She served as Cub Scout Den Mother and Leader of Cadette Girl Scouts. In the sixties, she organized a womens bowling group known as the Squaws League. She and her mother were members of the Neptune Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. During World War II, she entertained at area USOs with other telephone company operators. Beginning in the 1950s, she directed and performed in many variety shows at the Neptune Middle School, the Ocean Grove Young Peoples Temple, and the Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove. Funds raised through these performances benefitted local charities. In 1969, Ocean Groves centennial year, she appeared in the local pageant, volunteered at the Centennial Cottage, and served as Publicity Chair for the Centennial Ball. An avid traveler, she visited Europe, Africa, Alaska, Canada, and Central and South America. Accompanied by her husband, she toured 47 of the 50 states. She encouraged her grandchildren to travel...five granddaughters accompanied her on separate cruises in the Caribbean. She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Franklin Berry Holl in 2000 and by four siblings, John Slocum, Shirley Lodico, Mahlon W. Slocum Jr., and Robert Slocum. She is survived by her children, Richard F. Holl of Brick; Douglas B. Holl of Fairfax, Va., and Melinda Armstrong of Wanamassa; eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Barbara Grant of Wanamassa, and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may call on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 10:00 AM, with interment following at Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls Those who wish may send flowers, or a contribution to the March of Dimes, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605, or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
SUSAN STEWART LISLE, 61, of TINTON FALLS, died Sunday July 11, 2010 at home. Susan was born and raised in South Orange and graduated from Columbia High School. She spent many summers at the beach in Ocean Grove and lived there after high school before moving to Tinton Falls in 1977. She worked at the St. Barnabas Medical Center until the birth of her first child in 1980. She devoted her time entirely to her children until they were school age and then continued to care for them when she reentered the work force, first in the Tinton Falls school system, and then for over 10 years at the New Shrewsbury Racquet Club. She provided meals for the youth groups at her church, Tower Hill First Presbyterian Church, for over 15 years. During the summer, Susan could be found at the beach every day that the weather permitted. Her love of the beach was eclipsed only by her love of live music. From early concerts of the Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen to the current Jersey Shore rock scene, Susan could always be spotted in the crowd by her sparkling jewelry, long wild hair and easy smile. She was a devoted, kind and patient wife and mother, a lover of animals and a friend to all. She is survived by her husband, John D. Lisle, her children, Suzanne, Jonathan and Stephanie Lisle and her sister Lyndah Hawtin. A memorial service was held on Thursday at 7:00 PM at the Tower Hill First Presbyterian Church, 255 Harding Road, Red Bank. Relatives and friends were invited to call at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove on Friday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
ANDREW SENCHAK, of OCEAN GROVE, died peacefully on July 21, 2010 at the age of 93. Andy was born on April 19, 1917 in Youngstown, Ohio, to Michael and Mary Senchak who had emigrated from Lviv, Ukraine. He graduated from Newark College of Engineering with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Mr. Senchak served during World War II as a Naval Pilot and flight instructor. After the war he was employed by ITT for 35 years, first as test pilot and later as an engineer in research and development. His projects ranged from missile defense and telecommunications to a precursor of the zip code system. He is survived by his loving family, his wife of 69 years, Evelyn, his sons, Andy and Doug, his daughter, Laurie Ranney and grandchildren, Phoebe and Christopher Banks, Alex C. Senchak, Max Senchak, Adrienne Ranney and Simone Kaplan-Senchak and a great grand daughter, Ella Rei Banks Frankenburg. He is also survived by his brothers George and Melvin Senchak. Relatives and friends may call at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove on Friday, July 23rd from 4:00 - 8:00 PM and on Saturday from 9:00 AM until funeral services begin at 11:00. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
SUSAN L. RICE, 54, of NEPTUNE and Dania Beach, Florida, died Monday, August 2, 2010 at home. Susan worked in commercial real estate sales in South Florida before retiring and was a former member of the Womans Club of Key West. Born in Poughkeepsie, NY, she lived in Dania Beach before moving to New Jersey 10 years ago. She was predeceased by her parents, Warren H. Garren and Margaret McClain and by her sister, Melissa Ann Garren. Surviving are her husband, Edward C. Rice, IV, her brothers, Joseph B. Garren of Wallingford, PA and Robert Garren and his wife, Pam, of Silver Spring, MD, her step children, Edward C. Rice, V, of Freehold, Kristine E. Consorti of Marlboro, NY and William B. Rice of Neptune, her step-grandchildren, Samantha and MJ Consorti, her niece, Kaitlyn Garren, and her dog, Duke. Relatives and friends may call at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove on Monday, August 9th from 4:30 PM. There will be a memorial service beginning at 5:30.
HAROLD G. WARREN, 90, of NEPTUNE CITY, died Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at his daughters home in Florham Park, NJ. He was employed by Monmouth Consolidated Water before retiring. Mr. Warren was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Panama Canal and in Europe during World War II. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart and the Silver Star. Mr. Warren enjoyed walking on the boardwalk and trips to Atlantic City with his nieces. Surviving are his daughter, Nadine W. DeAngelis, and her husband, Michael of Florham Park, two grand children, Michael DeAngelis, III, and his wife, Sanne of Denmark and Matthew, and his wife Lisa of Florham Park, and four great grandchildren, Evan, Asher, Maya and Sara. Relatives and friends were invited to call at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove on Friday from 5:00 - 8:00 PM and on Saturday after 9:00 AM . A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Saturday, August 28th at 10:00 AM at the Roman Catholic Church of the Ascension, 501 Brinley Avenue, Bradley Beach. Entombment will follow at St. Catharines Cemetery, Wall.
STEVEN J. “Tank” SANTANIELLO, of WALL, passed into the next life peacefully on Thursday, August 27, 2010, at home. He was a uniquely understanding and forgiving person who was loyal to the people he loved until the day he died. Born and raised in Neptune before moving to Bradley Beach, Steve was a star athlete at Neptune High School from 1947 to 1951, earning him the nickname “Tank.” Playing the position of tackle and guard, he was named to both the “All Shore” and “All County” football teams in his junior and senior years, as well as being team captain. He was well known for his ability to make yardage while carrying half the defensive team along with him. He was also a member of the golf team and track team, where he performed the shot-put. He moved to Wall in 1967 where he lived the remainder of his life. Steve served in the U.S. Army from 1953 - 1955. After being discharged from the Army, he worked as a longshoreman for several years. As a member of the Newspaper and Mail Deliverers Union since 1959, Steve worked for Jersey Coast News, Newark Evening News, The New York Times, and Raritan Periodical Sales until his retirement in 1995. Steve coached the Wall Pop Warner Football Team in the early 1970s. He also enjoyed planting his vegetable garden for many years. His family and friends enjoyed the “best” Jersey tomatoes to be found. Along with his garden, he planted and maintained the “greenest lawn in town” and received the Wall Beautification Award in 1977 for his Remsen Mill Road home. Steve is predeceased by his parents, Anthony “Red” Santaniello and Adeline “Dolly” Santaniello. He is survived by his daughter, Stephanie Lewis, Wall; his grandson, Keith “K.C.” Lewis, Neptune City; his sister, Joann Santaniello, Neptune; his brother and sister-in-law, Felix and Carmel Santaniello, Wall; five nieces and one nephew. Also surviving is his devoted friend, Joyce “MeMa” Guidici, and her family, whom Steve had grown to love as a second family. Relatives and friends may call at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home 118 Main Avenue Ocean Grove on Monday, August 30th from 3:00 - 8:00 PM. A mass of Christian burial will be offered on Tuesday at 10:00 AM at Holy Innocents Roman Catholic Church, 3455 West Bangs Avenue, Neptune. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Neptune.
RUTH A. HANCOX, a resident of OCEAN GROVE for more than 70 years, died Friday, September 3, 2010 at home. A 1938 graduate of Neptune High School, she was actively involved in community organizations until her death at age 89. Youth-related organizations such as the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, youth choirs, the Ocean Grove Recreation Commission were better for her contributions. Her volunteerism continued in local politics, the Shore Action League and the Anne Forrester Circle of St. Pauls United Methodist Church after her retirement as Social Editor of the Ocean Grove Times. Ruth was predeceased by her husband Jonathan Hancox in 1981. Surviving are her son, Jonathan Mark Hancox of Bradley Beach, her daughter, Pamela A. Kline of Sarasota, FL, two grandsons, Jonathan of Washington, DC and Matthew Kline of Tallahassee, FL, and her sister, Barbara Bennett of Neptune. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove on Wednesday, September 8th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon . A private graveside service and interment will follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Monmouth County Food Bank, 3300 Route 66, Neptune, NJ 07753 or online at www.foodbankmoc.org .
LOUISE M. NIXON, 86, of OCEAN GROVE, formerly of Bogota, died Sunday, September 26, 2010 at the MediCenter, Neptune City. She was a nurse for the Exxon Corporation until retiring. Prior to that, she was employed by the Jersey Central Rail Road. Miss Nixon graduated from the Christ Hospital School of Nursing in Jersey City and then served as a Lieutenant in the United States Army as a nurse during World War II. She was a member of the Daughters of the British Empire and the New Jersey Association of Nurses. Surviving are her sister, Marie Herbst, her niece, Cynthia Chapman, her nephew, Eric Herbst, her great nieces Carrie Chapman and Jaclyn Herbst, her great nephews, James Chapman and Andrew Herbst and her great great nephew, Phineas Chapman. Relatives and friends may call at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove on Sunday, Oct. 3rd after 2:00 PM with funeral services beginning at 4:00 PM. Interment will be Monday, Oct. 4th at 11:30 AM at the East Ridgelawn Cemetery, 255 Main Avenue, Delawanna, NJ. In lieu of flowers, contributions to The Ocean Grove Beautification Project, PO Box 594, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756 would be appreciated.
JOSEPH J. HOGAN, Jr., 95, of SHARK RIVER HILLS, NEPTUNE, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. Taryn needed her Pop Pop in heaven. Joe was born Sept. 15, 1915 in New York City to Joseph and Ella Hogan. Joe enlisted in the Army in 1941 and in 1949 Joe met the love of his life, Vivian, and soon they were blessed with sons, Jimmy and Bobby. Throughout the years, the family was stationed in Japan, Governors Island, and Hawaii, where Joe and Vivian were founding members of the Schofield Sharks Swim Team. Joe retired from the Army after 21 years as a chief warrant officer and went on to serve another 17 years as staff administrator to the commander of the Army Reserve at Caven Point USAR Center, Jersey City. Joe and Viv settled in the Gables section of Neptune in 1963 and were original members of Redeemer Lutheran Church, where he was past church council president, and an original officer of the Neptune Soccer Association. In his “retirement,” he worked as security for Hahnes, Sealfons and Epsteins Department Stores for more than 20 years. After Viv passed away in 1990, Joe moved in with son, Bob and family and enjoyed sitting around the dining room table regaling them with stories of his youth that include delivering groceries to Babe Ruth, who gave him a $5 tip which was huge in 1932, installing blinds for his hero Lou Gehrig, boxing in the N.Y. Golden Gloves, and playing catcher for the Triple “A” St. Louis Cardinals. He was a huge Yankee fan and a bigger Neptune soccer fan. Joe was predeceased by his wife, Vivian Cocheo; a granddaughter, Taryn Hogan on June 15, 2010; his parents; and his sister, Kathryn Graham. Surviving are sons, Jim of North Carolina, and Bob and his wife Bonnie, with whom he lived; his cherished grandchildren, Michael, Nicole, Ryan, and Rebecca; his brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Audrey Cocheo of Allendale; his sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Burton Berge of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was also “Grandpa Joe” to the Scherr, Sheehan, Persson, Ryan,and Kelly families. Relatives and friends may call at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Ave., Ocean Grove from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1st. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2nd, with interment following at Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls. In Joes memory, the family is asking that in lieu of flowers, you consider donating to either Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3531 Route 33, Neptune, NJ 07753, or to the Ladacin Network, 1701 Kneeley Blvd., Wanamassa, NJ 07712.
MARY HENRIETTE HENDRIKSON died October 2, 2010 in New Haven, Connecticut. She was 91 years of age. She was born Mary Henriette Saaren on February 12 , 1919 near Kadrina, Estonia and graduated with honors from secondary school. She worked in a foundling home and orphanage before her marriage to Oscar Hendrikson, an attorney and special envoy to the Estonian State Department. They emigrated to Sweden and then to the United States and became United States citizens. Mary continued her collegiate studies in family life education receiving her Masters Degree from Columbia University Teachers College and continued on as a doctoral candidate. She taught Special Education in the Jackson Township School system until her retirement. She was a member of the church council at the Estonian Lutheran Church in Lakewood NJ. She continued her education after retirement as a student at the Yale Divinity School in New Haven, Connecticut. She is survived by her two sons, Matt Hendrikson and his wife, Ligia, and Dr. Robert Hendrikson and his wife, Helen, three grandchildren, Matti, Henriette, and John Arthur, and three great-grandchildren: Astrid, Nils, and Sonja. A private graveside service will be held at the Hamilton Methodist Cemetery in Neptune. Donations to the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association, 54 Pitman Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ. 07756 would be appreciated.
DAVID H. LUKENS, M.D., 91, died on October 10, 2010 in Trinity Hospital in Augusta, GA. He was born in Moorestown, N.J. on February 13th, 1919 to Henry and Jesse Lukens. He graduated from Red Bank High School in N.J. in 1936, briefly attended Moorestown Business School in 1937 before earning a Premedical Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Biology from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana in 1941. He was drafted into the Army in July, 1941. Following completion of Officers Candidate School he was assigned as the Assistant Battalion Surgeon for 2nd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division where he served until the end of World War II in Europe. His awards include; the Combat Medical Badge, the Silver Star and Bronze Star and the Belgian Croix de Guerre. Following discharge from the Army in 1945 he attended the New York Medical College in 1946. He graduated in the top third of his class in 1950. He completed his residency at the Jersey Shore Medical Center and established his private practice in Belmar, NJ in 1952. He was appointed an Attending Physician at the Jersey Shore Medical Center where he and Dr. Anthony Rifici ran the Diabetic Outpatient Clinic for a number of years. Dr. Lukens was named a Diplomat of the American Board of Medical Examiners, he was a member of the Monmouth County Medical Association, the American Diabetic Society and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Private Practice stopped in 1973 and he took a position as a Medical Director, with the Mutual of New York Life Insurance Company where he rose to Senior Medical Director and Assistant Vice President at the time of his retirement in 1983. Following retirement he and his wife, Shirley, lived in Pompano Beach, FL. Dr. Lukens moved to Augusta, GA in 2009. His hobbies included music and cooking. Dr. Lukens was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years Shirley H. Lukens and their two sons, David H. and Douglas H. Lukens. He is survived by his son, Colonel William E. Lukens, U.S. Army and his wife, Connie, both of Evans, GA, and their son, Captain Phillip H. Lukens, U.S. Army, Schofield Barracks, HI, daughter-in-law Teresa DAmato and her husband John of Neptune NJ. and her sons, David H. and Christopher D. Lukens of Neptune NJ, and niece Carole Dalton and her husband, John of Belmar, NJ. Relatives and friends may call at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A funeral service will be held on Friday at 12:45 PM at the funeral home with interment following at St. Catharines Cemetery, Wall.
THOMAS A. BLANEY, Sr., 76, of NEPTUNE, died Saturday, October 23, 2010 at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. He worked as a route salesman for Drakes Cakes before his retirement from the Teamsters Union in 1996. Mr. Blaney was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a member of the Marine Corps League, the American Legion Post 346, Neptune and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 15013. He was very active in youth sports, with the Neptune Pop Warner, the Neptune Little League and Babe Ruth Baseball and the Neptune Biddy Basketball. Born in Newark, he was a graduate of Queen of Peace High School in Kearny. He was predeceased by his wife, Rosemary Pierson Blaney in 1995, by his infant son, Peter Blaney in 1961, and by his parents, William and Anna Blaney. Surviving are children and their spouses, Thomas and Karen Blaney of Eatontown, Timothy and Patti Blaney of Wall, Terrence and Brenda Blaney of West Long Branch, Patrick Blaney of Pt. Pleasant, AnneMarie and Dwaine Jones of Neptune and Sharon and Sean Lafferty of New York, NY., 19 grandchildren, Thomas, III, Daniel, Brian, Devon, Timothy, Michael and Nicholas Blaney, Kara Stacey, Malorie Rendon, Brielle Blaney, Patrick and Abby Blaney, Camryn Jones, Dwaine Jones, Darien Jones, Kienan Lafferty, Quinn Lafferty, Ian Lafferty and Alicia Lyons, two great grandchildren, Zuri Rendon and Cael Wynne. Also surviving are a brother, William Blaney of Dunedin FL, his sister, Mary Ann Daley of Clearwater, FL and his dear friend, Kathleen Snyder and her family. Relatives and friends may call at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 AM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Fisher House, 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 240, Rockville, MD 20850-5168, online at www.fisherhouse.org , would be appreciated.
MARIGOULA KALLERGES, 95, of OCEAN GROVE, died Monday, November 15, 2010 at home. Mrs. Kallerges was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Georges Greek Orthodox Church, Asbury Park. Born in Greece, she came to America in 1962 to live in Jersey City before settling in Ocean Grove 30 years ago. She was predeceased in 1984 by her husband, Nicholas L. Kallerges who owned the Dolphin Restaurant on Main Avenue in Ocean Grove. Surviving is her son, Leonidas Kallerges and his wife, Joanne, of Cranford, her daughters, Florence Laros of Bayonne, Stephanie Vasilakis of Nutley and Georgia Nicolaou and her husband, Chris, of Ocean Township, nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Relatives and friends were invited to call at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home. 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove on Thursday from 4:00-9:00 PM. A funeral liturgy was offered at St. Georges Greek Orthodox Church, 700 Grand Avenue, Asbury Park on Friday morning at 11:00 AM with interment following at St. Georges Greek Orthodox Cemetery, Neptune. In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Georges Greek Orthodox Church Building Fund would be appreciated.
YOLANDA F. LARDIERE (nee George), 93, of WALL, passed away peacefully at the Wexford at Wall Assisted Living on Monday, Nov. 22, 2010. Born in Bermuda, she moved to Newark, NJ as a child with her family. In 1961 Yolanda moved to Ocean Grove, NJ where she resided for many years before moving to Howell and then to The Wexford in 2005. She was a seamstress for Roxannes of Neptune for 15 years before retiring in 1979. Yolanda was predeceased by her parents, Irene and Frank George, her brothers Frank, Hale, and Manual George, her granddaughter Kimberly Lardiere Keller, and her infant great-grandsons, Steven and Joshua Cerbone. Surviving are a son, Barron P. Lardiere of Toms River, daughter, Lois Lardiere Hart of Ocean Grove, grandchildren, Lisa Lardiere Spinney of Toms River, NJ, Christine Hart Kong, of Burlington City, NJ, Melissa Hart Cerbone of Morganville, NJ, William Hart, of Cherry Hill, NJ, Robert Hart of Marlboro, NJ, and twelve great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove on Saturday morning at 10:00 AM with interment following at Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls. Friends are invited to call from 2-4 and 7 - 9 PM on Friday at the funeral home. Those who wish may send flowers, or a contribution to the Vitas Hospice, 1 Meridian Rd., Suite 5, Eatontown, NJ 07724 would be appreciated.
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