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2006


KRISTINE ASAY of OCEAN GROVE died peacefully with family by her side on Sunday, January 15. 2006 at the age of thirty-six, after living with brain injuries sustained 18 years and one month ago to the day in a car accident during her freshmen year at Edinborough University in Pennsylvania. Kris will be remembered most for the person she was before the accident. In those 18 years she was a prolific writer, gifted artist, and valued friend, always looking out for the underdog. Conversations about Kris are always peppered by her joy of life and comical antics. Her love of life sprang from her heart for the Lord that was evidenced by public testimony and by the poems she left behind. She is survived by her mother, Bonnie Wolf Asay, her sister, Karen Adams, her brother, Bill Asay and a niece, Kaitlyn Adams, who all tearfully rejoice that she has received her new and whole body in heaven as she joins her earthly father, William, and her Heavenly Father. Friends were invited to call from 6:00 to 7:00 on Thursday evening, January 19th at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 80 Embury Avenue, Ocean Grove. A funeral service followed at 7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Paul’s U.M.C. Youth Ministry, 80 Embury Avenue, Ocean Grove NJ. 07756.

EDWARD ROBERT WERNER, 80, of OCEAN GROVE, died Friday, February 17, 2006, at the St. Barnabas Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, Long Branch. Mr. Werner had worked as a salesman in the commercial refrigeration and air conditioning industry until retiring. He was a member of the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society, the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association Auditorium Ushers and the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association Shuffleboard Club. He was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Ocean Grove, Chaplain for the Nutley First Aid Squad and a member of the Ocean Grove Homeowners Association. Mr. Werner enjoyed hook rugging, needlepoint and embroidery. He was his childrens’ handyman. He served in the US Navy and was a veteran of WW II, . Born in Newark, he lived in Nutley for 59 years, then in Silver Ridge, Toms River for 17 years before moving to Ocean Grove three years ago. Before becoming a permanent resident of Ocean Grove, he summered here for 37 years in a tent at 2 Bethany Block. He was predeceased by his parents Edward and Wilomena Beier Werner, by his brother Albert Werner and by his sister Wilma McDougal. Surviving are his wife, Lois Arensman Werner, two daughters and sons in law, Patricia, and her husband Dan Noxon, of Millstone Township, Heidi, and her husband Bob Santin, of Hamilton Square, NJ, two sons and daughters in law, David Werner and his wife, Kathleen, of Forked River, Richard Werner and his wife, Annette, of Doylestown, PA, his sister-in-law, Mabel Werner of Ocean Grove and 12 grandchildren. A funeral service was held at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove on Sunday, February 19th at 4:00 PM. Friends were invited to call at the funeral home on Sunday from 1-4. In lieu of flowers, a contribution to the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association’s Now and Forever Fund, or to the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association Shuffleboard Club both at 54 Pitman Avenue, Ocean Grove, N. J. 07756 would be appreciated.

KATHERINE “Kay” BILMS SULLIVAN, 92, of BRADLEY BEACH, died early Friday, March 3, 2006 at Sunrise Assisted Living in Wall and went, finally, to join her beloved husband and lifelong best friend, Jim. Kay, as everyone called her, was born in Ocean Grove to Kezia and Charles Bilms. She was a proud graduate of Neptune High School. A lifelong member of St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Ocean Grove, she followed in her mother’s footsteps teaching Sunday school there to several generations of youngsters. She was a member of the church’s Frances Stern Circle until her death. Kay had also served as president of the Bradley Beach School PTA and, during her tenure, had helped institute sight and hearing tests for every student. A staunch Republican, she worked for the party on a local level through many campaigns. She also was an active member of the Jersey Shore Women’s Club, a member of NARFE, an organization of retired government workers, and a Girl Scout leader. Her late husband, Jim, was the sports writer for the Asbury Park Press and the man for whom the Jim Sullivan award, given every year by the paper, was named. She was usually seen sitting beside him as he covered the local high school football and basketball games, and at many area sports awards banquets. In addition to her husband and parents, Kay was predeceased by her sisters, Marjorie Bilms and Ruth Douglas. Surviving is her sister, Alice Michak of Ocean Grove. Her family was the most important ingredient in Kay’s life, and those she leaves behind will cherish memories of gathering at her house for dinner every Sunday evening, a way she felt would serve to keep all the members connected. As the family grew, so did her dining room table until it stretched into the living room. There was always space for one more. That family includes her son, James and his wife Iris of Lake Park, Fla.; her daughter, Betty and her husband Bud Rushton of Spring Lake Heights; her daughter, Patricia and her husband Joseph Irvin of Wall; as well as grandchildren, Bridget Furnari and her husband Robert of Long Branch, Joseph Irvin of Vineland, Thomas Rushton and his wife Kim of North Carolina, and Todd Rushton and his wife Karmen of Wisconsin; and great-grandchildren, Hudson Furnari, and James, Robert, Kathryn, Zachary, and Madison Rushton.
Kay loved to travel, first with her husband, Jim, and then with family or friends. She was always up for a new adventure. The seashore, especially at the north end of Bradley Beach, was her second home in the summer, and she and Jim could be found there surrounded by neighbors, old friends, and family members every sunny day all summer long. She was a gifted seamstress. Her greatest achievement was when she created her daughter Betty’s wedding gown, carefully sewing each seed pearl and piece of lace on by hand. Kay was a walker and could be found, even during the last years of her life, walking the Bradley Beach and Ocean Grove boardwalks, often for several miles at a time. Music was important to Kay. She played the piano and loved nothing more than an old-fashioned song-fest after her family dinners with everyone gathered around, singing the old hymns and songs while she played.

To honor Kay’s love of her church and of children, the family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts be made to the Sunday school at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 80 Embury Ave., Ocean Grove, NJ 07756. In addition, gifts may be made to the Francis Asbury Manor, 70 Stockton Ave., Ocean Grove, NJ 07756, in thanks for the happy years she spent there after leaving her home in Bradley Beach. Friends were invited to visit from 2 to 4 p.m. on March 17th at The Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Ave., Ocean Grove. A memorial celebration of her life was held at 2 p.m. Saturday. March 18, at Francis Asbury Manor, 70 Stockton Ave., Ocean Grove.

MARGARET NARLE, 82, of NEPTUNE, died Saturday, March 4, 2006, at the St. Barnabas Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, Long Branch. Born in Newark, NJ, she was a homemaker. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward Narle in 1998. Surviving are two sons, John Driscoll of Wrightstown and Timothy Driscoll of Michigan. No funeral ceremony has been scheduled at this time. There are no calling hours. Interment of ashes will take place at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Neptune, at a later date.

A. GARY MITCHELL, 68, of LAKEWOOD, died Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at his home. Gary was born in Long Branch to Nellie and Alfred Mitchell on May 25, 1937. Gary attended Neptune High School, where he was the captain of the football team. He married Jean Wolcott, and together they raised three children. A graduate of Monmouth College, Gary returned to Neptune High School as an instructor. After earning a masters degree at Seton Hall University, Gary was employed as a representative in educational publishing. His success brought him to the position of Eastern Regional Sales Manager of Field Educational Publications Inc. and National Sales Manager of EMC Corp. Gary also pursued many entrepreneurial interests, including restaurants and nursery schools. Most memorably, he enjoyed overseeing operations at Beacon Beach, serving the community with his family and friends for many summers. Gary worked as an accountant, tax preparer and business consultant. He was proud to serve as an adjunct faculty member, teaching business courses at Brookdale Community College. For 12 years, Gary volunteered his service as a member and as president of the Point Pleasant Borough Board of Education. He was a member of the Asbury Masonic Lodge. He acted as president of “Hear We Are,” at the Original Leisure Village. Surviving are Gary’s children and their spouses, Karen and Carl Pritchet, Norma and Larry Romano, and Dr. David Mitchell; as well as his grandchildren, Mitchell, Sarah, David and Emily.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Ave., Ocean Grove. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with interment following at Hamilton Cemetery, Neptune.

ELIZABETH K. BRAIN, 99, of OCEAN GROVE, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at the Manor By the Sea, Ocean Grove. She had worked as a telephone operator for AT&T until she retired. She was a member of the Pioneers of America for Western Electric. Born in New York City, she had lived in Jersey City before moving here 33 years ago. Mrs. Brain was predeceased by her husband, Benjamin T. Brain in 1974, and seven brothers and sisters. Surviving are her daughter, Elaine B. Gannon of Ocean Grove, a sister, Ida Hammer, of Pennsylvania, seven grandchildren: Thomas and Betty Gannon of Toms River; Mark and Deborah Gannon of Belmar; Paul and Michele Gannon of Interlaken; Kathleen Gannon Solazzo of Neptune City; Matthew and Elizabeth Gannon of Ocean Grove, Patrice (nee Gannon) and John Schneider of Middletown; William P. Gannon III of Ocean Grove. She was also “Nana” to 18 great grandchildren and had a host of nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at the Holy Spirit RC Church, Second Ave. at Bond St., Asbury Park on Friday, March 31st at 11:00 AM with burial following at St. Catharine’s Cemetery, Wall, NJ. Friends were invited to call at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove, on Thursday evening from 5 to 9. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Michael Angelo Fund, 450 Shrewsbury Plaza, #185, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702, to benefit a local toddler who has cerebral palsy.

MARGUERITE M. SHEA, 94, of Brooklyn, died Wednesday, April 6, 2006, at the Manor-by-the-Sea, Ocean Grove. Mrs. Shea was a communicant of St. Catharines Roman Catholic Church, Spring Lake. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she had lived in Queens Village, Farmingdale, NY, Toms River and Spring Lake Heights before moving to the Manor-by-the-Sea three years ago. Marguerite was an avid music lover and singer, and a member of St. Killians Choir in Farmingdale, NY. She was a very accomplished seamstress and embroidered and quilted many family heirlooms. Her gardening skills brought joy to her family and neighbors. She was predeceased by her son Dennis Shea in 1999 and by her husband, Joseph Shea in 1976. Surviving are a son, Joseph Shea of New Fairfield, CT, four daughters, Patricia Johnston of Brick Twp., Anne Shea of Spring Lake Heights, Barbara Graeper of Greenville, SC and Mary Singer of Laguna Beach, CA, fifteen grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be offered at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a contribution to the American Cancer Society, 801 Broad Street, Shrewsbury, N. J. 07702 would be appreciated.

THÉRÈSE BONNER HERRON, 79, of BRADLEY BEACH, died Monday, April 10, 2006, at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. Thérèse was born in Carteret, NJ, where she lived until moving to Bradley Beach in 1977. She was a registered nurse and worked at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Elizabeth. Mrs. Herron was a member and past president of the Catholic Daughters of America in Carteret, Bradley Beach and Asbury Park, as well as a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. She was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School, Perth Amboy and St. Peter’s School of Nursing, New Brunswick, NJ. She served in the Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II and was a member of the Bradley Beach Decorating Committee. She was predeceased by her son Timothy in 1985, and by her brother Frank in 2006. Surviving are her husband, Joseph Vincent Herron, four daughters, Sister Nancy Herron, RSM of Lakewood, Mary Kazlauskas and her husband, John of Woodbridge, Jane F. Herron of Carteret and Jude Herron of Bradley Beach, four sons, Michael of Wrightstown, CW5 Joseph Durick, US Army of Ft. Belvoir, VA, Christopher of Spokane, WA and Gerald of Perth Amboy, a brother, Alphonsus Bonner of Neptune City, eleven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at the Ascension Roman Catholic Church, 501 Brinley Avenue, Bradley Beach on Tuesday morning, April 18 at 10:00 with burial following at the Brig. Gen. Wm. C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown, N. J. Friends were invited to call at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9. At Thérèse’s request Mass Cards, in lieu of flowers would be greatly appreciated.

MARIA MARASHEVICH, 80, of OCEAN GROVE, died Saturday, April 15, 2006, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. She was born in Naples, Italy. Mrs. Marashevich was predeceased by her husband, Michael in 2002. Surviving are a son, Michael J. Marashevich of Ocean Grove. No funeral ceremony has been scheduled at this time. There are no calling hours.

SHIRLEY A. HEADMAN, 69, of ASBURY PARK, died Monday, April 24, 2006, at the Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch. She had worked as an ambulance coordinator for the Monmouth Medical Center until retiring. She was born in Kearny. Surviving are her brother and sister in law, John P. Headman and his wife, Irene of Nutley, her nieces and nephews, Anthony and Cathy Headman, Diana, Roger and Eric Smith, and Linda and Dana Cousins, and her dear friends Cynthia Lewin and Linda Vivian. Services will be held at a later date.

HOWARD CORDES HUNTLEY, 87, of Severna Park, Maryland, formerly of Ocean Grove, died Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at the Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, MD. Mr. Huntley was a pressman for the Ocean Grove Times and the proprietor of the Coast Advertiser Newspaper. Also, he worked in the Government Printing Office. He was a graduate of Barringer High School and attended Rutgers University, Newark Division. Mr. Huntley was a Staff Sergeant in the United Sates Army, serving in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. He was a member and former chief of the Ocean Grove Fire Department and a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Ocean Grove. Mr. Huntley enjoyed horticulture, reading and baseball. He was predeceased by his wife Dorothy E. Huntley in 1989 and by his brother Richard Huntley. Surviving are his sons, Robert Day of Rochester, NY and Howard R. Huntley of Severna Park, MD, his daughter, Nancy Lysko of Ocean Grove, and six grandchildren. A funeral service was held on Monday morning, May 1st at 10:30 AM at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove, with interment following at Restland Memorial Park, East Hanover. Friends were invited to call at the funeral home on Sunday from 1-5 PM.

CHARLES H. PETERS, 60, a longtime resident of Ocean Grove died suddenly on Thursday, May 11, 2006 at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune after a brief illness. A graduate of Somerset County Vocational Technical Schools, Raritan, he was employed as a technical associate at Princeton University’s Plasma Physics Laboratory from 1965 until 1995. After retiring from Princeton, he attended the Cittone Institute in Edison and received a certificate in computerized accounting. Charlie and his companion, Josh, a young Tibetan Terrier, were a familiar sight in Ocean Grove, as they took their daily walks from one end of town to the other in all seasons and in all kinds of weather. Along the way, they would stop and talk with old friends and make many new acquaintances. Charlie always had a smiling face, a willing ear to listen to his friends and a pocket full of dog treats for all of Josh’s pals. His beloved dog Josh and his African Grey Parrots Matilda and Lorschon survive him. We will miss him very much.

PAUL J. RILEY, 88, of Bonita Springs, Florida, formerly of Ocean Grove, died September 20, 2005 in Florida. He worked in labor relations for N.L. Industries, Raritan, before retiring in 1970. Mr. Riley was a recipient of the Freedom Foundation’s Americanism Principal Award presented at Valley Forge, PA, and was past president of both the Washington Fire Company, Ocean Grove and the Ocean Grove Elementary School PTA. He was Scout Master for the Ocean Grove Troop, Boy Scouts of America, sponsored by St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. He had been a lifelong resident of the Shore area before moving to Florida in 1982. Predeceased by his first wife Virginia Riley and his brother, Richard K. Riley, who died one month ago, he is survived by his wife of 37 years, Mary Jane Partelow Riley, two sons and daughters in law, Paul J. and Carol Riley of Florence, NJ and William M. and Karen Riley of Bonita Springs, FL, two daughters and sons in law, Mary Lynne and Fred Stengel of Clifton, NJ and Patricia Jane and Richard Fotheringham of Bellevue, WA, eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. A graveside service was held at Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls, on Tuesday, May 23rd at 11:00 AM, with interment of ashes following.

MARIA DILAN, 88, of NEPTUNE, formerly of Brooklyn, died Sunday, May 21, 2006, at the Neptune Rehabilitation & Care Center, Neptune. She had worked as a seamstress for the Limer Knitting Mills, Brooklyn, NY until retiring. Surviving are a son, Martin Rivas, Jr., of Florida, two daughters, Maria DeAngelo of Ocean Grove and Maria Calderon of Brooklyn. A funeral service was held at the Grace Tabernacle 2014 Main Street, Lake Como on Monday afternoon, May 22nd at 3:30 PM. Cremation at Greenwood Crematory, Brooklyn, NY will be private. Friends were invited to call at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove on Monday from 12-3 PM.

CARL YANOWITZ, 66, of Shark River Hills, NEPTUNE, died Saturday, May 20, 2006, at home. He had worked as a plumber until retiring 5 years ago. He was a peacetime veteran of the United States Navy. Mr. Yanowitz was an exempt member of the Bradley Beach Fire Department and a member of the Master Plumbers. Surviving are a son, Alan T. Yanowitz, of Ocean Grove, three daughters, Tracey Yanowitz of Florida, Susan and Heather Yanowitz, both of Neptune and three grandchildren Talia and Brian Yanowitz and Emily Larson. Friends and family will be notified of a memorial service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a contribution to the American Cancer Society, 801 Broad Street, Shrewsbury, N. J. 07702 would be appreciated.

ELIZABETH H. GOODRICH, 99, of OCEAN GROVE, died Friday, June 2, 2006, at the Manor-by-the-Sea, Ocean Grove. Mrs. Goodrich was an active partner in her husband’s ministry and an author, publishing her book “Celestial Journey” at age 95. She was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Ocean Grove, the church’s United Methodist Women and a member of Church Women United, Asbury Park. Born in Paterson, N. J., she had lived in northern New Jersey before moving to Ocean Grove in 1974. She was predeceased by her husband, the Rev. Harry W. Goodrich, Sr. in 1989 and by her son Harry W. Goodrich, Jr., in 1991. Surviving are a son, James N. of Westport, Conn., a daughter, Elizabeth Millikan of Victor, N. Y., a sister, Ethel Gillespie, of Ocean Grove, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service was held on Tuesday afternoon, June 6th at 2:00 PM at St Paul’s United Methodist Church, Embury and New York Avenues Ocean Grove, to be followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, a contribution to the Centenary Fund and Preacher’s Aid Society, 30 Rainier Court, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840 would be appreciated.

ADRIENNE A. LEVIS, 90, of ASBURY PARK, died Sunday, June 4, 2006, at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. She had worked as a technical artist for CDI, Inc. of Red Bank for more than thirty-five years until retiring in 1980. She was born in Philadelphia, PA. Surviving are her cousins, Fred Griscom of Media, PA and Betsy Brown of Ft. Myers, Fla. No funeral ceremony has been scheduled.

VIRGINIA “GINNY” SMITH, 61, of Morehead City, N.C., formerly of MONMOUTH COUNTY, died Sunday, June 4, 2006 at home. She was born May 11, 1945, in the Bronx to the late Thomas Joseph and Sylvia Ann Schultz Smith. She graduated from Assisum High School in New York City and attended Brookdale College in Lincroft. Ms. Smith served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era. She was also a clerk with the U.S. Postal Service. She was a dedicated animal advocate.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Kathleen Leonard. Surviving are two sisters, Helen Harber of Gloucester, Mass., and Linda Paul of Derry, N.H.; and numerous nieces and great-nieces and great-nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Brooks Funeral Home, 201 Professional Circle, Morehead City, N.C. Her funeral was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dr. Billy Seate, pastor of First United Methodist Church, Morehead City, N.C., officiating. Burial with military honors was at 2 p.m. Saturday at Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to PAWS, PO Box 1757, Morehead City, NC 28557. Internet condolences may be sent to the family at condolences@brooksfuneralhomeandcrematory.com. Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Morehead City, N.C., and the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, Ocean Grove.

R. SCOTT HANNETT, 51, of OCEAN GROVE, died Saturday, June 17, 2006, at home. Recently, he worked as a jeweler for Bentley Diamond Importers, Wall Township. Previously he had worked for De Hearn Jewelers in Sea Girt for 10 years. Mr. Hannett was a member of the Jersey Shore Fitness Shop, Bradley Beach. He enjoyed the beach and reading. Born in Jersey City, he had lived in Asbury Park before moving to Ocean Grove thirty-two years ago. Surviving are his partner of 32 years, Vincent P. Oberlander, his sister, Debra Siciliano of Ocean Township, and his nieces, Jenna and Tara Siciliano. Friends were invited to call at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove on Tuesday evening from 7-9 . Interment was private.

VALDA IRDENIEKS, 53, of HOWELL, died Thursday, June 22, 2006, at Kimball Medical Center, Lakewood. She was a factory worker for the Alto Development Company Howell for the past fifteen years. She loved her animals. Mrs. Irdenieks was a United States Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam War. Born in New York she was a lifelong resident of Monmouth County. Surviving are her son Philip Irdenieks of Ocean Grove, her companion of 28 years, Carlos Leon of Howell, two brothers and three sisters. Friends were invited to call from 2-4 PM Sunday at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove.

LOUIS A. PISCIOTTO, 80, a life long resident of WANAMASSA, died Sunday, June 25, 2006, at the MediCenter, Neptune City. He worked for his family’s business, Charlies Bar and Grill, Asbury Park, for many years until retiring. He was an Amateur Radio Operator, with the call sign K2ICE. He loved gardening, working with crafts and he loved his dogs. Mr. Pisciotto was a 1944 graduate of Asbury Park High School. Surviving are his sister, Anna H. Pisciotto of Wanamassa. A funeral service was held at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove on Thursday, morning, June 22nd at 10:00 with burial following at Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls. Friends were invited to call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, a contribution to the the Monmouth County SPCA, 260 Wall Street Eatontown, NJ 07724 or the Wanamassa First Aid Squad, Wickapecko Drive, Wanamassa, NJ 07712 would be appreciated.

DANIEL A. COYLE, 75, of SPRING LAKE HEIGHTS, died Sunday, June 25, 2006, at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. Born in Orange, NJ, he had worked many years as a custodian for the Newark Board of Education until retiring. Surviving are several cousins and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Margaret’s Roman Catholic Church, Third and Ludlow Avenues, Spring Lake on Wednesday morning, June 28th at 11:00. Friends were invited to call at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove on Wednesday from 9:30 - 10:30.

PATRICIA HAWTHORNE, 61, of BRADLEY BEACH, died Wednesday, June 28, 2006, at the Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch. She had worked in the customer service department for the Trans American Insurance Company, Hackensack until retiring. She was a communicant of the Roman Catholic Church of the Ascension, Bradley Beach. Born in New York, NY, Mrs. Hawthorne had lived in Wood-Ridge, then Hackensack before moving here ten years ago. Surviving are her husband, James Hawthorne, a son, James Hawthorne, Jr., of Red Bank, two daughters, Sandra Hawthorne-Tormey and her husband Michael of Colts Neck and Cynthia Hawthorne of Trenton, and her grandchildren, John James Edwards, Jr., Shannon Rose Tormey and Joey Pierantoni. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at the Roman Catholic Church of the Ascension, 501 Brinley Avenue, Bradley Beach on Saturday morning, July 1 at 10:00 with entombment following at the Holmdel Cemetery, Holmdel. Friends were invited to call at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove on Friday from 2-4 and 6-9. In lieu of flowers, a contribution to the the Tomorrow’s Children Fund, 30 Prospect Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601 would be appreciated.

DORIS S. RAINES, 91, of Ocean Grove, died Friday, July 14, 2006 at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. She was predeceased by her husband, Arnold W. Raines in 1975. Surviving are two sons, Ronald Raines of Neptune and Gerard Raines of Quincy, MA., and her granddaughter, Cynthia Raines of Knoxville, TN. A graveside service was held on Monday afternoon, July 17th at 1:00 at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Montclair with interment following. In lieu of flowers, contributions to American Cancer Society, 801 Broad Street, Shrewsbury, N. J. 07702 would be appreciated.

KEVIN “Irish” UPTON, 48, of NEPTUNE, died Thursday, July 13, 2006 at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. Surviving are his loving daughters, Tara-Marie and Kimberly; a son, Joseph Sean of Neptune; his parents, Richard and Anne Marie McLoughlin Upton of Brick; his sister, Maryanne Tino; adored godchild, Kellyanne Tino of Brick; his aunts, Margaret O’Meara of Brielle, Joan Dedovich of Florida, and Brenda Thomas of New York; his uncles, John McLoughlin of Bradley Beach, and James Upton of New York City; his dearest companion, Dawn Juhasz; his former wife, Janet Upton of Neptune and a host of cousins and friends. A September Memorial Mass is planned at Ascension Church, Bradley Beach.

HELEN CHIDNESE, 93, of NEPTUNE, died Monday, July 17, 2006, at home. She was the owner of Helen’s Grocery Store, Asbury Park, and also she was a seamstress for Roxanne Swimsuits before retiring. Mrs. Chidnese was a graduate of the Ridge Avenue School, and Neptune High School, and a communicant of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Roman Catholic Church, Asbury Park. Helen enjoyed Thursday Afternoon Pokeno Games with her Pokeno Club and was an avid New York Yankee fan. Born in Pompton Lakes, NJ, she had lived in the shore area for more than 80 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Louis Chidnese in 1963. Surviving are a son, Patrick Chidnese and his wife Kathy of Asheville, NC, a brother, Joseph Maccanico of Spring Lake, three sisters, Celeste DeCapua and her husband Frank of Neptune, Rose Norris of Brick Township and Viola Elgrim of San Jose, California, three grandchildren, Krista Gentry of Plantation, FL., Patrick and Nicole Chidnese of Asheville, NC and a great grandson, Quin Gentry of Plantation, FL. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Roman Catholic Church, Asbury Avenue at Pine Street, Asbury Park on Thursday morning, July 20th at 10:00 with burial following at the Mount Calvary Cemetery, Neptune, N. J. Friends were invited to call at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove on Wednesday afternoon from 3-6.

WILLIAM F. “Bill” HERLIHY, of Ocean Grove, died Thursday, July 20, 2006 at the Manor by the Sea, Ocean Grove. He was employed for many yeras as a police officer in Keansburg and also served a term as borough clerk there. Bill was involved in many business ventures over the years, including ownership in the Asbury Lodge in Asbury Park. For the last 20 yeras he worked as a teller at Monmuth Park racetrack. Bill enjoyed many friendships over the years, including the Gannon Family of Ocean Grove. Mr. Herlihy was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army. He was predeceased by his parents, Michael and Elizabeth Akins Herlihy, and by his siblings, Thomas, John, Michael, Joseph, Francis, and Charles Herlihy, Ethel Kenny and Catherine Carroll. Surviving are his sister, Elizabeth Dietz and his nieces and nephews, Michael Shorey, Sr. and his wife Mary of Ocean Township, Michael Shorey, Jr., of Calif., Betty Ann Kenny of Oceanport, James Kenny of Long Branch, Barbara Bryan and her husband Bill of Wall, Jennifer Vigil of Wall, Jessica Vigil of Bayville, Nancy Carroll, and Brian Caroll, both of Trenton, Charles Carroll of Middletown, Robert Dietz, Jr., Robert Dietz, III, Darcy Dietz and Arlene Dietz all of Jackson, Kimberly Carroll and Mark Dietz of Point Pleasant, Patricia Aufiero and her husband Joseph, and John Aufiero, all of Jackson, Sharon Patmore and her husband David of Belmar, Greg Patmore and his wife, Lisa, Beth Gautier and her husband, Joe, Thomas Dietz, Hannah Dietz and Jacob Dietz. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Roman Catholic Church, Asbury Avenue at Pine Street, Asbury Park on Monday, July 24 at 12:00 Noon, with burial following at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Middletown, N. J. Friends were invited to call at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions to The ARC of Monmouth, 1150 Wayside Road, Wayside, N. J. 07712 would be appreciated.

ARTHUR E. WRIGHT, 83, of ASBURY PARK, died Saturday, July 22, 2006 at the Temple University Medical Center, Philadelphia. He was the advertising director for the Asbury Park Press for more than 35 years, retiring in 1983. He also operated Arrow Advertising, the company he founded 56 years ago. Mr. Wright was instrumental in forming ADAM, for Advertising Directors and Advertising Managers, to discuss the new Truth in Advertising consumer laws, formulated by the State of New Jersey to protect consumers buying automobiles, furniture, appliances and electrical products. The organization met monthly to clarify the State’s ever changing interpretation of the new regulations. He was a past president of the New Jersey Press Association, a member of the Board of Directors of the YMCA, Asbury Park, and a member of both the Allenhurst and Asbury Park Chambers of Commerce. Mr. Wright was a veteran of World War II having served in the US Army Air Corps, 435 Troop Carrier Division, Combat Operations. He was a 1941 graduate of Neptune High School, and a 1950 graduate of Syracuse University where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree and was president of the Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity. Later he received his MBA from Monmouth College, graduating Cum Laude in 1977. Mr. Wright loved to travel. He was predeceased by his parents, Arthur Blackwell and Anna Gates Wright. Surviving are two sons and daughters in law, Robert J. Wright and his wife, Jane, of Medford and Douglas C. Wright and his wife, Kari, of Jamesville, NY; thirteen grandchildren, Sherylyn Lippincott, Douglas S. Wright, Christopher R. Wright, Ryan C. Wright, Brett Baumbach, Nicholas E. Wright, Matthew P. Wright, Patrick S. Wright, Kaci A. Wright, Jake R. Wright, Delancey T. Wright, Shane D. Wright, and Kelly R. Wright, his longtime companion, Sherry Beebe and many loving friends. A funeral service was held at the Trinity Episcopal Church, Asbury and Grand Avenues, Asbury Park on Friday morning, July 28th at 11:00 with interment following at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown, N. J. Friends were invited to call at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9.

GWENYTH M. HARRIS, 85, of WANAMASSA, died Tuesday, July 25, 2006, at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Harris was a past member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Wanamassa Fire Department and a 1941 graduate of Asbury Park High School. Born in Asbury Park, NJ, she had lived in Wanamassa for the last 58 years. She was predeceased by her sister Betty Van Schoick. Surviving are her husband Joseph J. Harris...together they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in April...a son and daughter in law, John J. Harris and his wife, Debbie, of Wanamassa, two daughters and sons in law, Carol Stehn and her husband, Eric, of Aberdeen, and Mary Ellen Garreau and her husband, Jeffrey, of Toms River, a sister, Nila J. Sutphin of PA, four grandchildren, John R. Harris, Allison Griffith, Thomas Stehn and Linda Stehn and two great grandchildren Matthew and Ashley Griffith. A funeral ceremony was held at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove on Saturday morning, July 29th at 10:00 with burial following at the Hamilton Cemetery, Neptune, N. J. Friends were invited to call at the funeral home on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9.

MARGARET LOUISE DAMITZ, 100, of Ocean Grove, died Friday, July 28, 2006 at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. She celebrated her 100th birthday on October 31, 2005. Mrs. Damitz was a longtime resident of Ocean Grove, first coming to visit during the summer of 1914, staying at the St. Elmo Hotel on Main Avenue, with her grandmother. She was a communicant of St. James Episcopal Church, Bradley Beach for many years and a member of the Morristown High School Alumni Association. She was predeceased by her first husband, Walter Crawford in 1952 and by her second husband Frederick Damitz in 1988. Surviving is her daughter, Karla Zimmerman and her husband, Bill, of Ocean Grove, her step daughters Carol Cross of Sacramento, CA, and Nancy Bassett of Franklinville, NY, her step son William Damitz and his wife, Sue, of Boulton, MA, her grandchildren, Laura Graham and her husband Michael, and Tom Zimmerman, her step grandchildren, Colleen Haddican, Vernon, Brian, and Bill Cross, Carol Bassett, Laura Faulring, Karl Bassett, and Meredith Speichle, and Bradley and Karl Damitz, her great grandchildren, Tara and Sean Graham, her step great grand children, Cejai, Nathan, Shane, Stephanie, Nathaniel, Debbie, Tanya, Christopher, Derrick, Richie, Hannah, Jeffrey, Shannon, Alexander, Anthony, David and Willem, and her step great great grandchildren, Nathan, Zachary, Natasha, Ryan, Christopher and Hailey.
Friends were invited to call from 2-4 and 7-9 on Tuesday at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue. A funeral service was held on Wednesday morning, August 2nd at 10:30 at the funeral Home, with interment following at Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls.

FRANK R. ROMANOW, 98, a retired Bell Labs engineer, died Saturday, July 29, 2006, at his daughter’s home in Neptune, New Jersey. Frank was born on March 21, 1908 in Paris, France. He moved to the United States in 1926 with his parents, Frank and Johanna Romanow. Frank received his Mechanical Engineer degree, cum Laude, and his Master of Mechanical Engineering degrees from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute. He had completed his course work and was working on his thesis for his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at Columbia University when his studies were interrupted by the outbreak of World War II. Frank began his 42 year career at Bell Labs in 1930. He worked in Manhattan, Murray Hill and Holmdel and retired in 1972 as Vice President and head of the electroacoustics department. While working at Bell Labs, Frank was granted 10 patents covering microphones, hearing aids and telephone equipment, including the Speakerphone and the Touch-Tone dialing system. During World War II, he worked with the Navy Department developing antisubmarine warfare systems. He was a Fellow of the American Acoustical Society and published numerous engineering and technical papers. Frank was a Telephone Pioneer. After his retirement, Frank moved from Colts Neck, to Cape Cod, Mass., residing in Falmouth and later in Yarmouthport. He moved back to New Jersey two years ago. An avid bridge and tennis player, Frank was a founder and past President of the Summit (New Jersey) Tennis Club. He was predeceased in 2003 by Frances P. Romanow, his wife of 66 years, and by his son, F. Frederick Romanow, Jr., of Belfast, Maine. He is survived by his daughter, Virginia R. Hundley, and her husband, James, of Neptune; his daughter-in-law, Sharon Leigh Romanow, of Belfast Maine; four grandchildren, James, Todd and Katherine Hundley, of Neptune, and Michael Scott Romanow of Lafayette, Louisiana; and a niece, Karen Chorches, of Falmouth, Massachusetts. A memorial service was scheduled for Friday morning, August 4, 2006, at 11:00 at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove, New Jersey. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Gadd-Romanow Foundation, 150 Cedar Street, Belfast, Maine 04915, a foundation organized by Frank’s late son Fred to provide financial assistance to children with diabetes, or to the Central Jersey Visiting Nurse Association.

ALICE D. MICHAK, 90, of Ocean Grove passed away peacefully on Monday, July 31, 2006 at the Manor by the Sea, Ocean Grove. Born in Long Branch, she was a lifelong resident of Ocean Grove. Alice was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, cousin and kind friend to many. She will be dearly missed. For many years, she worked at the Earle NWS Depot and at Ft. Monmouth before retiring to be a homemaker. As a young girl, she worked in Steinbach’s Department Store in Asbury Park. She was a graduate of Neptune High School and the Asbury Park Business School. Mrs. Michak was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Ocean Grove and a member of the church’s Anne Forrester Circle and the Frances Stern Circle. Together with her late sister, Katherine Sullivan, she volunteered in the Sunday school at St. Pauls and she was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels. For many years she was a Brownie and Girl Scout leader. Alice loved birds, nature, art, music and berry picking. She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence, in 1997, by her parents, Charles and Kezia Wilkins Bilms and by her sisters, Katherine Sullivan, Ruth Douglas and Leila Marjorie Bilms. Surviving are her daughter, Diane V. Brockel and her husband Donald, of West Allenhurst, and her grandchildren, Candice, Kellie and Erik. Friends were invited to call from 2-4 and 7-9 Thursday at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. Interment was at 9:30 Friday morning at Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls. A memorial service at 11:00 at the Bishop Janes Tabernacle in the Auditorium Square in Ocean Grove followed the interment. To honor her love of church and children, the family requests donations in lieu of flowers to the Sunday School at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 80 Embury Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756.

Rev. ANDREW CULVER GORDON, 95, of Raphine, VA, formerly of Ocean Grove, died Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at the Blue Ridge Christian Home, Raphine, VA. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on April 6, 1911 to Robert and Margaret Gordon. He was named after the pastor of his family’s church, Rev. Andrew Culver. He married Eleanor Evans on December 29, 1937 and they celebrated 67 anniversaries until her death in 2005. He graduated from Central High School in Philadelphia in 1929, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL in 1933, Westminster Seminary, Philadelphia in 1936 and in 1949 he received a Masters Degree in Church history from Temple University, Philadelphia. Ordained to the pastoral ministry in 1936, he served three church parishes of Orthodox Presbyterian churchs in South Dakota from 1936-1941. He joined the US Army as a chaplain in 1941 and served 36 months in the Aleutian Islands during World War II. He spent another 16 years in the US Army reserve, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was the pastor of the Third Reformed Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia from 1946 to 1951. He was moderator of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in North America, General Synod in 1949. He served as pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church (UPCUSA) in Paterson and Wayne from 1952 to 1978. Rev. Gordon served as a stated supply pastor of the Whiting Reformed fellowship from 1979 to 1992. He did some preaching and a lot of teaching Sunday School at Redeemer Orthodox Presbyterian Church until 2000. He was predeceased by his brothers, Robert and Alexander, by his sister, Margaret, by his son Andrew Chase Gordon in 2003 and by his wife Eleanor Evans Gordon in 2005. Surviving are his son, Rev. Robert Gordon of Lexington, VA, a daughter, Margaret Mongin of Roxbury, CT, nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. A funeral service was held on Monday morning, August 7th at 11:00 at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove, with interment following at 2:00 PM at the Westminster Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, PA. Friends were invited to call from 10:00 to 11:00 at the funeral home.

WILLIAM EDWARD GREVE, 78, formerly of Ocean Grove, died July 31, 2006, at Meridian Nursing and Rehabilitation of Red Bank, NJ after a long illness. Born in Great Barrington, MA, and raised in the Bronx, NY and Great Barrington, Bill was a long time dairyman with a deep affinity for the farming life. A member of the Austerlitz Grange and the Extension Service of Columbia County he loved to talk ‘cow.’ An active member of the Congregational Church of North New York, the second oldest integrated church in the United States. Mr. Greve served on its Board of Trustees, Board of Deacons, Pulpit Committee, and Housing Committee. He was also a Sunday School sexton, teen chaperone and delegate to the United Church of Christ. Upon retiring Bill moved to Ocean Grove where his willingness to lend a hand earned him Ocean Grove’s Man of the Year Award in 1988. An avid gardener, many of the local yards still bear his imprint. Bill also loved stamp collecting and all manner of puzzles. He is survived by his sisters Edith Lory of VT, and Lois Greve of NJ and his niece Janet Wallace of VT. Services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers a contribution to the Congregational Church of North New York, 411 East 143rd Street, Bronx, NY 10454 would be appreciated.

DAVID T. GAMBLE, 76 of AVON, died Wednesday, August 9, 2006 at home. He was born in Spring Lake on March 18, 1930, to David and Helena Thompson Gamble and lived his entire life in Avon. He was a graduate of the Avon Elementary School and Asbury Park High School. Mr. Gamble served in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged after 4 years of service. He was a life member of the Avon Fire Department, joining in 1950 and serving as chief in 1961 and 1962 and was a life member of the Avon First Aid Squad. He was a pitcher on the fire department’s softball team for many years, a member of the Avon Board of Education for 9 years and a special Avon police officer for many years. He was employed by Jersey Central Power and Light Company, Allenhurst for 42 years. In his retirement, he enjoyed traveling with his wife, Claire, to his winter get away condo in St. Augustine, Florida where he served on the board of directors and spending time with his five grandchildren. Dave was a Mets and Jets fan, following his Mets on a daily basis until the time of his death. Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Claire Tassey Gamble, a son, David, a daughter, Dori, his daughter in law, Amy, his son in law, Jon, and his grandchildren, David, Dan, Zach, Matt and Luke. The family would like to thank Dr. Susan Greenberg, “Dr. Susie”, and her wonderful staff for their love and kindness to Dave and his family. Friends were invited to call on Friday from 4-8 PM at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. A Firemen’s Service was held at 7:00 PM. A funeral service was held on Saturday, August 12th at 11:00 AM at the funeral home, with interment following at Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls, NJ. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Dave’s memory to the Avon Fire Department, 301 Main Street, Avon, NJ 07717, to the Avon United Methodist Church 507 Garfield Avenue, Avon or to the Visiting Nurse Association of Central New Jersey, 141 Bodman Place, Red Bank, NJ 07701.

DONALD R. MELTON, 69, of MANALAPAN, died Wednesday, August 9, 2006, at the Gateway Care Center, Eatontown. He had worked as a mailman for the US Postal Service, serving the Old Bridge Post Office for more than thirty one years until retiring in 1997. He was a railroad buff and loved trains. He was born in Jersey City. Surviving are his loving companion of 27 years, Lucille Marciano Tallman of Neptune City, a son, Donald R. Melton, Jr., of Whiting, three daughters, Patricia Melton of Toms River, Catherine Phillips of South Carolina and Sandy Farakish of North Carolina, a brother Burley Melton of Arden, Delaware, seven grandchildren, Heather and Ashley Melton, Samantha Phillips, Alexandra and Nathan Farakish, and Matthew and Alyssa Melton and four step grandchildren Krista and Ronnie and Madeline and Alexander Tallman. A funeral service was held at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove on Monday morning, August 14th at 11:00 with burial following at the Mount Calvary Cemetery, Neptune. Friends were invited to call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-6.

THOMAS O’BOYLE, 91, of Asbury Park, died Monday, August 14, 2006, at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. Born in County, Claire, Ireland, he was self employed for many years, until retiring. Surviving are a sister, Mary Toohey of Cliffside Park, NJ and a niece, Eileen Toohey-Brust of Teaneck. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Saturday morning, August 26th at 10:00 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church, Asbury Park. There were no calling hours.

MAGDALENA K. HAWTHORNE, 87, of ROCHELLE PARK, died Friday, August 25, 2006, at the Bristol Manor Health Care Center, Rochelle Park. She had worked as an executive secretary for AT&T, New York, NY until retiring. She was born in New York City. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold F. Hawthorne in 1988. Surviving are two nephews, James Hawthorne of Bradley Beach and William Hawthorne of Toms River. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at the Ascension Roman Catholic Church, 501 Brinley Avenue, Bradley Beach on Saturday morning, August 25th at 9:00, with burial following at the St. John’s Cemetery, Queens, NY. There were no calling hours.

JEANNE R. McCOLM, 84, of LAKEWOOD, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006 at the Kimball Medical Center, Lakewood. She was born in Uniontown, Pa., and was a lifelong resident of the Jersey Shore. Jeanne was a graduate of Centenary College and the Traphagen School of Design. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church on the Hill, Wayside, where she served as a deacon, Sunday School teacher, choir mother, and on the Building Committee for the new church. She was a member of the Recreation Committee, the Leisure Club, and had served on the Election Board for the Boro of Interlaken. She was a past president of the Asbury Park Womens Club. She taught sewing and fashion design at various adult schools, judged 4H contests and was a Girl Scout leader. She was predeceased by her parents, the Rev. Dr. Harry A. and Lillian Relyea. Her father was the former pastor of the First Methodist Church of Asbury Park. She was also predeceased by her brother, Milton Relyea; her sister, Louise McQuade; and her beloved husband, Robert L. McColm Jr. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Bonnie McColm and Adrian Moyle of Bay Head; her son and daughter-in-law, R. Bruce McColm and Ann McCracken of Alexandria, Va.; three granddaughters; a grandson; and two great-grandsons. A private burial will take place Saturday at Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24 at Harrogate, Lakewood. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Presbyterian Church on the Hill, 10 Cold Indian Spring Road, Ocean Township, NJ 07712.

HOWARD F. RUHLE, 86, of OCEAN GROVE, died Thursday, September 14, 2006, at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. He had worked as a parts manager for the Ford Motor Company, Bergen County until retiring in 1985. Mr. Ruhle was a US Army veteran, serving during World War II and a member of the American Legion in Union City. Mr. Ruhle was a graduate of Union Hill High School, Union City, and a member of the Grove Reform Church, North Bergen where he attended the men’s Bible Class and taught Sunday School. He attended St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Ocean Grove. He was predeceased by his parents, Frederick W. and Julia Poeschel Ruhle and by his brother-in-law, H. Hudson Snyder. Surviving are his sister, Emy Lou Snyder, with whom he lived, three nieces, Jeanne Snyder, Merrill Megill and Lynn McGrath and a host of other family members and friends. A funeral service will be held at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove on Monday afternoon, September 18 at 4:30. Interment will be on Tuesday at the Grove Reform Church Cemetery, North Bergen, NJ. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday afternoonfrom 3-5. In lieu of flowers, a contribution to St. Paul’s Food Pantry, 80 Embury Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756 or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

JOHN T. McGLONE, 93, of NEPTUNE, died Monday, October 2, 2006, at Care One, Wall. Mr. McGlone was a graduate of the Newark College of Engineering, now NJ Institute of Technology and had worked as a process engineer for the Otis Elevator Company, Harrison, until retiring. Surviving are his wife of 69 years, Marion Vanderburg McGlone, a son, John T. McGlone of Fair Haven, a daughter, Nancy Brayden of Medford, a sister, Mary Jane Callahan of South Carolina and four grandchildren Kristen Tessier, Michael McGlone, Christopher Brayden and Jacqueline Brayden-Ladik. Friends may call at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9. Interment will be private.

MARION TIFFANY, 75, of WHITING, died Tuesday, October 3, 2006, at the Community Medical Center, Toms River. Born in Carbondale, PA, she had worked as a secretary until retiring. Surviving are her sister and brother in law, Patricia T. and John P. Coogan of Spring Lake Heights. A private entombment was held at Monmouth Memorial Park Mausoleum, Tinton Falls. There were no calling hours.

LUCY CAPOZZI, 81, of OCEAN GROVE, died Thursday, October 5, 2006, at Care One, Wall. She was a homemaker. Mrs, Capozzi was a member of the Quilting Club and the Jersey Shore Women’s Club. Also, she was a volunteer at the Jersey Shore Performing Arts Center, Ocean Grove. Born in The Bronx, NY, she had lived in Westwood, NJ , Meriden, CT, and South Plainfield, before moving to Ocean Grove in 1999. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank M. Capozzi in 2000. Surviving are two sons, Martin Capozzi of Neptune and Robert Capozzi of Wayne, two granddaughters, Liz Morris and Allison Halko, and three great granddaughters Abby, Melanie and Kristen. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at the Roman Catholic Church of the Ascension, 501 Brinley Avenue, Bradley Beach on Tuesdsay, October 10 at 11:00 AM. Interment was private. Friends were invited to call at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9. In lieu of flowers, a contribution to the the Jersey Shore Arts Center, 92 Lawrence Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756 would be appreciated.

Rev. JOHN C. TAYLOR, 85, of FREEHOLD, died Saturday, October 7, 2006 at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. The Rev. Mr. Taylor was a Presbyterian minister, last serving at the Pierce Memorial Church in Farmingdale. He was a member of the Ocean Grove Auditorium Ushers Association, the Monmouth Presbytery and an avid New York Yankee fan. He was a 60 year summer resident of the tent colony in Ocean Grove. Rev. Taylor was a chaplain in the United States Army, during the Korean Conflict serving in Greenland where he earned a commendation medal for valor. He was a graduate of Maryville College and the Princeton Theological Seminary. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Aldyn Graham Taylor, a son, Graham Taylor and his wife Jeannye of Lake Worth Florida, a daughter, Kymme Van Cleef and her husband, Jim of Fair Haven and four grandchildren, Amy Taylor of Maryville, TN, Valarie, T.J. and Kyle Van Cleef, all of Fair Haven. A Celebration of Life service was held on Wednesday, October 11th at 2:00 PM at the Unity Church by the Shore, Neptune, with Rev. Steven Newby, Pastor, officiating. Interment at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown, was private. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Unity Church by the Shore, 3508 Asbury Avenue, Neptune, NJ 07753 or to the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association, 54 Pitman Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756 would be appreciated.

RUTH M. NOWAK, 74, of BRADLEY BEACH, died Saturday, October 14, 2006, at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. She had worked as a secretary for the Van Leer Chocolate Company, Jersey City until retiring. She was born in Jersey City. Her husband, Walter S. Nowak survives her. No funeral ceremony has been scheduled at this time. There were no calling hours.

RAPHAEL “RAE” MACCANICO, 85, of SPRING LAKE HEIGHTS, died Sunday, October 22, 2006, at the Geraldine Thompson Care Center, Allenwood. She had worked as a hostess for the Hollywood Country Club, Deal, N.J. for more than thirty-five years until retiring in 1993. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Court St. Margaret’s, the Mt. Carmel Lodge and the Women’s Auxiliary of the Spring Lake Heights Fire Department. She was a member of the Asbury Park Italian-American Club, the third order of the Holy Trinity and a communicant of St. Catharine’s Roman Catholic Church, Spring Lake. Born in Asbury Park, she was a resident of Spring Lake Heights since 1951. Mrs. Maccanico was affectionately known as “Mom-Mom”. She was predeceased by her parents, Gavino and Michela Perrotto Beradesco, by her husband Randolph Maccanico in 1970 and by a grand daughter Niki in 1991. Surviving are a daughter, Maria, and her husband, Alexander Amodio, of Ocean Township, and four sons, Gaetano “Tom,” and his wife, Jacqueline, of Brick, Gavino “Butch,” and his wife, Elaine, of Spring Lake Heights, Randolph, Jr., and his wife, Carol, of Spring Lake Heights, Michael, and his wife, Susanne, of Spring Lake Heights, a brother, Gavino Beradesco, of Eatontown, two sisters, Theresa Zaccaro, of Deal and Rose Marie Guthrie, of Virginia, thirteen grandchildren, Nina Amodio McLeod, Alexander Amodio, Jr., Deanna Amodio, Gregory Maccanico, Brett Maccanico, Renee Maccanico Felice, Darren Maccanico, Devin Maccanico, Randolph Maccanico, III, Michael R. Maccanico, Melanie Maccanico, Marc Maccanico and Michael A. Maccanico and 17 great grandchildren. Our Mom loved God and her family and passed that legacy on. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Thursday, October 26th at 12:00 noon at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Roman Catholic Church, Asbury Avenue at Pine Street, Asbury Park, with interment following at St. Catharine’s Cemetery, Wall. Friends were invited to call at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove on Wednesday, Oct. 25th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.

BENJAMIN CHARLES DOUGLAS of OCEAN GROVE, died on Friday, November 24, 2006 at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. He had worked as a school teacher in Newark until retiring and as a proofreader at the Newark Star Ledger. More recently he had owned and operated Day’s Ice Cream Parlor and Restaurant in Ocean Grove. Ben served with the Army Air Corps in WW II, assigned to the 406th Fighter Group. Mr. Douglas formed the Ocean Grove Citizen Patrol and Ocean Grove Concerned Citizens. He was an Ocean Grove Auditorium Usher for more than 50 years, and a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church since 1950, where he participated in and led many organizations. Ben was the author of 2 books - “Rover Speaks Out” and “Journey of Faith” and he was a volunteer with the Ocean Grove Auditorium Refreshment Committee for 24 years. He was a wonderful Christian man, who loved the Lord, and will be surely missed. He was born in Marietta, PA on March 10th, 1918 and has been a resident of Ocean Grove since 1950. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Florence, and his sister, Genevieve Libhart. Surviving are his sons, David Donald Douglas of Ocean Grove and Wayne Benjamin Douglas of Florida, a sister, Elaine Fuhrman of PA, three grandchildren, two great grandchildren. nieces, nephews and many close friends. A memorial service were held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, December 9th at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 80 Embury Avenue, Ocean Grove. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Ocean Grove Citizen Patrol, PO Box 244, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756.

SYLVIA TIMOURIAN, 93, of OCEAN GROVE, died Saturday, November 25, 2006, at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. She had worked as a commodities broker for Harper Publishing, New York, NY until retiring. Miss Timourian was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Ocean Grove Auditorium Ushers Association. Born in New York City, she lived there before moving to Ocean Grove more than 30 years ago. Surviving are a brother, Anarig Timourian, Jr., of Pompano Beach, Florida, and many nieces and nephews. Services wree private.

MARY LOUISE STOLL, 94, of OCEAN GROVE, died Sunday, December 10, 2006 at the MediCenter, Neptune City. She had worked as a registered nurse and instructor of nursing at St. Barnabas Hospital School of Nursing, Newark. Mrs. Stoll graduated from the nursing program at Mercy Hospital in Portsmouth, VA in 1935, and then graduated from the University of Virginia, receiving her bachelors degree in Nursing Education in 1938. Born in Vinton, VA, she grew up in Narrows, VA and then lived in Glen Ridge, NJ for 35 years before moving to Ocean Grove in 1987. She was pre deceased by her daughter, Mary Catherine Lawton, in 1999, by her brother, Wilson Donald Trout, by her sister, Catherine Trout Lloyd and by her parents, George Benjamin and Mary Ann Wagnor Trout. Surviving are her husband, Dr. George Fey Stoll, MD, a daughter, Elizabeth Louise Jones and her husband Lawrence of Swea City, Iowa and many nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held at Monmouth Memorial Park, Route 33, Tinton Falls on Wednesday, December 13th at 10:00 with burial following. There were no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, a contribution to the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association’s Now and Forever Fund, 54 Pitman Avenue, Ocean Grove, 07756, or to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 80 Embury Avenue, Ocean Grove, or to a charity of your choice, would be appreciated.

RUTH STOUT DEMIKOFF, 94, of NEPTUNE CITY, died Monday, December 18, 2006 at the Manor-By-The-Sea, Ocean Grove. Born in Princeton, NJ, she was a lifelong resident of NJ, and has resided in the shore area for over 40 years. In addition to her family, Ruth was known and loved by her many friends made in over 40 years of work at Monmouth Park race track, as well as many years of service as a volunteer at the Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, where she continued serving into her 90s. She is survived by a son, Lester R. Perrine of Lambertville, NJ, a sister, Susan Fellers of Trenton, NJ, two grandchildren, Timothy Perrine of New Ringgold, PA and Cindy Perrine Felso of Alpharetta, GA, and eight great-grandchildren. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, and in accord with her wishes, the family asks that donations be made in Ruth’s name to a church or charity of your choice.

INEZ HEINMETS of OCEAN GROVE, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, December 24, 2006. She was born on Nov. 22, 1921 in Boras, Sweden, the daughter of Sanfrid and Edith Johansson. She was the wife of the Rev. Leonard Heinmets who went home to be with his Lord on December 23, 2005. They had six children and 15 grandchildren, one of whom preceded them in death. Inez and Leonard immigrated from Sweden to Valley Stream, New York in 1956. They moved to Trinity Baptist Church in New York City in 1979, where they lived for 10 years before retiring to their home in Ocean Grove, New Jersey. Inez was a resident of the MediCenter, Neptune City for the last 3 years. She will lovingly be remembered and missed by her family and friends. Friends were invited to call from 10:00-11:00 on Saturday morning, December 30th at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. A funeral service was held at 11:00. Interment will be in Melon County Cemetery, Melon Township, Michigan.

CAROL L. BRADLEY, 84, of Seabrook Village, TINTON FALLS, died peacefully in Renaissance Gardens on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006. Carol was born on April 21, 1922, in Newark. She was a graduate of Barringer High School and Duke University. Carol also earned a Masters Degree in Education from the New Jersey State Teacher’s College in 1957. At Duke University, Carol’s activities included Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, Modern Dance Club, Hoof ‘n Horn, Pan Hel Club, Glee Club, and the Social Standards Committee. During her married life, she lived in various places in New Jersey: Livingston, Short Hills, Ocean Grove, Little Silver, and Tinton Falls. She taught second grade at Hartshorn School, Short Hills, for over 20 years. Carol was predeceased by her oldest son, Steven Howard Bradley, who died at age 7, shortly after finishing second grade. Steven was the reason Carol dedicated herself to teaching second grade from then on. Carol is survived by her husband, Floyd H. Bradley Jr.; and two children, Barbara Lynette Bradley of Tinton Falls, and Floyd, III of London, England. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Victoria Kent of Tinton Falls, and Camilla, William, and Melissa Bradley of London. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Fairmount Cemetery in Newark.

 

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