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2008


HELEN JOSIFEK, 91, of OCEAN GROVE and White Plains, NY, died Thursday January 3, 2008, at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. She had worked as an art teacher for the White Plains Public School System for more than thirty years until retiring in 1970. Mrs. Josifek was a member of the Presbyterian Church on the Hill, Wayside and was known for her glass art objects made from the fire-ruined stained glass windows of the old First Presbyterian Church of Asbury Park from which many thousands of dollars were raised. She is remembered for having crossed the fire lines to collect containers of the broken glass for this project and others. She was an active volunteer and part time activities director at the Red Bank ConvaCenter , the Clara Swain and the Francis Asbury Manors in Ocean Grove. She also tutored English as a second language. Her entire life was a life of service, teaching and volunteering as a missionary to her communities. Born in Yorkville, N. Y., she had lived in White Plains most of her life and Ocean Grove for thirty years, then in Asbury Park prior to her residency at King Manor in Neptune. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank Josifek in 1980. Surviving are two sons, Edward P. Dowdall of Granite Springs, N. Y., and Roy Dowdall of Medina, NY, two daughters, Margaret Huszar of South Yarmouth, Mass and Joyce Pietrobono of St. Petersburg, Fla., two stepdaughters, Virginia Bailey of Melbourne, Fla and Mickey Randazzo of Longwood, Fla. and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. A funeral service was held at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove on Saturday evening, January 5 at 8:00 PM. Friends were invited to call at the funeral home from 7:00 PM until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, a contribution to the Presbyterian Church on the Hill, 10 Cold Indian Springs Road, Wayside, N. J. 07712 would be appreciated.

MARTHA JACKSON SPINNER, 97, of MONROE TWP., died Monday, January 7, 2008, at the Geraldine Thompson Care Center, Wall. She had worked as a secretary for Westpoint-Stevens, in New York City until retiring. She was a genteel lady who was very proud of her family and her heritage. Mrs. Spinner was a member of the Descendents of the Signers of the U. S. Declaration of Independence. Born in Allenhurst she had lived in East Orange before returning to the shore area in the mid 1980s. She was predeceased by her husband, George Spinner in 1996. Surviving are a stepson, Howard Spinner, three stepdaughters, Ellen Spinner, Elsie Brown and Alicia Alamio three nieces, Nancy Erickson of Manasquan, Joan Knust of Ocean Grove and Rev. Daphne Hawkes of Princeton and a nephew, Robert Parker of Florida. Her family is most grateful for the professional and compassionate care given to her at the Geraldine Thompson Care Center for the past 4 years. A funeral service was held at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove on Thursday January 10 at 10:00 AM, with Rev. Frank Goss, pastor of St. James Episcopal Church, Bradley Beach, officiating. Interment followed at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Newark. Friends were invited to call at the funeral home on Wednesday, January 9th from 2-4 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Bradley Food Pantry, 605 Fourth Avenue, Bradley Beach, NJ 07720 would be appreciated.

BETTY GRAHAM, 90, of BRADLEY BEACH, entered her heavenly home on Monday, Jan. 7, 2008 at the MediCenter, Neptune City. Betty was a lifelong resident of Bradley Beach and a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church of Bradley Beach, where she served as a Sunday school teacher, a member of the Women’s Society for Christian Service, and a member of the adult choir. As a young adult, she sang in the soprano section of the Ocean Grove Auditorium Choir. She later joined St. John’s United Methodist Church in Hazlet, where she was a member for about 10 years. Betty joined St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Ocean Grove in 1992, and was a member of that congregation and its Adult Fellowship group at the time of her passing. She loved the Lord and always strove to serve him throughout her life on Earth. Betty will be dearly missed by her friends and family. Betty was a graduate of Bradley Beach Elementary School and Asbury Park High School. She was employed for a number of years, including secretarial positions with the Asbury Park National Bank and Trust Company and the then Central Jersey Bank and Trust Company of Bradley Beach. Betty was a needlepoint enthusiast, reader, cook, traveler, and bird watcher. She and her husband Lyman were active members of the local branch of the Audubon Society, the local chapter of NARFE (National Association of Retired Federal Employees) and the Bradley Beach Senior Citizens Club. Betty was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease about nine years ago. Although her mental and physical capabilities steadily diminished as the disease progressed, she continued to enjoy the comfort of living at home with her family. Six months ago, it was necessary to place Betty in the MediCenter of Neptune City. Betty’s family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of MediCenter, all of whom provided her with kind, loving care and attention. It was a great comfort to the family to know that Betty was in such excellent hands. Betty’s family wishes to thank the Visiting Nurses of New Jersey and Meridian at Home, both of whom sent wonderful aides to help care for Betty during the first six months of the last year. Her family also expresses its thanks to the staff of the Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s Emergency Department and 5 Mehandru nurse unit for providing Betty with superior care and attention. Betty is survived by her devoted husband of 64 years, Lyman Graham; her daughter, Bonnie Graham of Ocean Grove; her son, Dale Graham of Delray Beach, Fla.; her brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Ruth Freeman of Albuquerque, N.M.; and her nephew, Chuck Freeman and his wife Lynn of Jamestown, N.M. Friends were invited to call from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Ave., Ocean Grove. A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with interment following at Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association of New Jersey, 400 Morris Ave., Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834, or to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 80 Embury Ave., Ocean Grove, NJ 07756, would be appreciated.

IZORA D. FULTON, 93, of OCEAN GROVE, died Monday January 21, 2008 at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. She was a homemaker. Mrs. served with the WACS during World War II, earning the rank of Technician Fifth Grade. She was born in Johnstown, PA and after the war, she married Alfred James Fulton and they lived in Jersey City, then in Holiday City in Toms River before moving to Ocean Grove in 1997. She was predeceased by her husband in 2001. Surviving are her son, David H. Fulton and his wife, Kris, of Ocean Grove, a grandson, Todd Fulton of Middletown, a granddaughter, Laurie Colombo and her husband, Stephen, of Neptune and two great grandchildren, Tyler and Ashley Colombo. Friends were invited to call on Wednesday from 7-9 PM at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. A funeral service was held on Thursday morning at 10:00 AM at the funeral home, with interment following at Ocean County Memorial Park, Toms River.

Dr. AUDREY ANN ENRIGHT-STANLEY, Ed.D, born Nov. 9, 1930 in Brooklyn, N.Y., of OCEAN GROVE, completed her earthly journey Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008. A graduate of Fordham and New York Universities, New York was always her beloved “home,” but she loved her life at the Jersey Shore almost as much as the people here cherished her. Audrey was devout in her love of Jesus and served as a nun and Mother Superior. She later left the convent and successfully completed her doctorate after which she served special needs children in Harlem. The public sector benefited from her genius when she joined Equitable Life Assurance Society in New York and Prudential in Chicago. At the age of 67, she energetically and enthusiastically embarked on yet another career of service as a PCA and Telemetry Technician at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center, where she excelled and worked until her unexpected illness in November 2007. Despite her numerous accomplishments, brilliant mind and generous spirit, Audrey remained a humble soul who appreciated nature, animals and wanted only to serve and help others. Every year in lieu of birthday gifts, she requested food donations for Mercy Center, which she personally delivered. By her simple acts of kindness, she made us all better people just for knowing her. Anyone who met Audrey immediately felt she touched their lives inexplicably and indelibly. Audrey dearly loved and married the late Eddie Stanley and was predeceased by her beloved babies and parents, Edna and Jim Enright. At her request, burial was private. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Mercy Center, 1106 Main St., Asbury Park, NJ 07712, would be appreciated.

Dr. GEORGE FEY STOLL, MD, 95, of OCEAN GROVE, died Thursday January 31, 2008 at the MediCenter, Neptune City. He had was a physician in private practice in Belleville, NJ until retiring. Born in Newark, he had lived in Glen Ridge and was a lifelong summer resident of Ocean Grove before moving there permanently in 1987. Dr. Stoll was a trustee of the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association and was a member of the Ocean Grove Auditorium Usher’s Association for over 50 years. He was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Ocean Grove. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Louise Trout Stoll in 2006, by a daughter Mary Catherine Lawton in 1999, and by two brothers, Otto Godlove Stoll, Jr. in 1998, and August George Stoll. Sr. in 1985. Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law Elizabeth Louise and Larry Jones of Swea City, Iowa and many nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at Monmouth Memorial Park, Route 33 Tinton Falls on Tuesday, February 5th at 10:00 am with burial following. A memorial service was held on Saturday, February 9th at 10:00 am at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 80 Embury Avenue, Ocean Grove. 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, NJ 07756 would be appreciated.

RONALD W. CASE Jr., 44, of NEPTUNE, peacefully passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2008 at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, surrounded by his loving family. He was a graduate of St. Catharine’s Elementary School, Neptune High School and Devry Institute of Technology. He was a residential and commercial electrician and a member of the I.B.E.W. union, and most recently was employed by Emerald Electric Co. and DanSan Electrical Services. He enjoyed boating, camping, skiing and classic cars. Collecting Lionel trains, reading, listening to music, playing pinochle and playing with his cats were some of his favorite pastimes. Ronald was a loving, caring and generous person, who had many friends and will be greatly missed by all of us.
Ronald is survived by his parents, Ronald and Emily Case of Ocean Grove; a brother, John and his wife, Tracey, of Wall; three sisters, Roselyn Young and her husband, Paul, of Neptune, Jean Ade of Glens Falls, N.Y., and Alexandra Florence of Haliewa, Hawaii; an uncle, Gerald L. Case, of East Granby, Conn.; his longtime companion, Patti Ambrosini of Neptune; a special uncle, John Hettinger and his wife Lynda; and all of his many beloved uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.
 
Friends were invited to call at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Ave., Ocean Grove on Thursday, Feb. 7th from 11:30 a.m. until the funeral service at 1 p.m. Interment was be private.

RITA E. GREEN, 91, of ASBURY PARK, died Saturday, February 16, 2008, at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. She had worked as a secretary for Jersey Mortgage, Elizabeth, NJ until retiring. Mrs. Green was a volunteer at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center in various departments including hospice. She started the Meals on Wheels Program in Union, NJ, was active in wildlife charities and supported animal rights issues. She supported various veterans associations, was an avid bridge player and was a member of “The Girls of Allenhurst” Born in Hillside, NJ, she lived in Union before moving to the Jersey Shore 30 Years ago, residing most recently at the Asbury Tower. She was predeceased by her husband, Stanley Green in 1962.
 
Surviving are two sons, Stanley C. “Bud” Green and his wife, Carolyn, of Hamilton, VA and Richard F. Green and his wife, Claudia, of Melbourne Beach, Florida, a daughter, Judy Papo and her husband, Michael, of Riviera Beach, Florida, four grandchildren Craig, Heather, Christian and Connor Green and two great-grandchildren Marley and Meghan Green. A funeral service was held at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove on Wednesday morning, February 20th at 10:00 AM with burial following at the Hollywood Memorial Park, Union, NJ. Friends were invited to call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2-5 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the ASPCA, 260 Wall Street, Eatontown, NJ 07724 online at www.monmouthcountyspca.org/donations.htm or to PETA, 501 Front Street, Norfolk, VA 23510 online at www.peta.org would be appreciated.

BREANNA JOHNSON, 17 month old daughter of Maurice Johnson and Nicole Wilson of Asbury Park, died Thursday, February 21, 2008 at home. She was predeceased by her great grandmother, Mamie Johnson, and by her great grandfather, Maurice Miller. In addition to her parents she is survived by her sister, Ahneya Johnson, by her grandmothers, Brenda Johnson, and JoAnn Herbert, three aunts, Lekiesha and Lekeya Johnson, and Catherine Herbert, an uncle, John Paul Herbert, her great grandmother and great grandfather, Jeanne Wilson and William L. Wilson and a host of other relatives. A viewing was Tuesday at 10:00 AM at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home 118 Main Avenue Ocean Grove, with a funeral service beginning at 11:00. Interment followed at Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls.

GUY R. LONG, 54, of Shark River Hills, NEPTUNE, died Tuesday, February 26, 2008, at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. He was a carpenter. Mr. Long was a graduate of Stockton State College, with a degree in business. He enjoyed golfing and the outdoors, especially the mountains and hunting and fishing with his son. He was very well versed and loved art. Guy was a hard worker who cherished his family and was loved by everyone. Born in France, he had a dry sense of humor and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He was predeceased by his sister, Joan House. Surviving are his son, Paul Long, a daughter, JoAnne Long, both of Naples, Florida, three brothers, Richard J. Long, Jr. of Lakewood, Mark Long of Forked River and Michael Long of Montana, a sister, Ann Long of Toms River, his parents, Richard J. Long, Sr. and Anne Long of Whiting, his life companion, Carol R. Taylor and her children, Shea Taylor and Mitzi McGillin, his step grandchildren, Erin and Jonah, and his grandson, Ryan, who was the light of his life. A funeral service was held at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove on Saturday, March 1st at 10:00 AM. Friends were invited to call at the funeral home on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the to the family would be appreciated.

CHARLOTTE LOUISA CLAYTON, 93, of LEWES, Delaware, went home to be with the Lord on March 1, 2008 in Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford, DE. Mrs. Clayton was raised in Ocean Grove, NJ, where she lived most of her life, the daughter of the late Emma and Elmer Smith. She was a 1932 graduate of Neptune High School and a 1935 graduate of the Ann May School of Nursing of Fitkin Memorial Hospital, Neptune, NJ. She worked as a registered nurse in several facilities including the Jersey Shore Medical Center. The loving wife of the late Stanley L. Clayton, she devoted herself to raising her four children and took great joy in her family, friends and professional relationships. She enjoyed reading and traveling and was a long time member of the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Ocean Grove and the Jersey Shore Woman’s Club. She was predeceased by her brother, Elmer L. Smith, and sister, Elinor C. Magee. Surviving are four children: Cary P. Clayton, Elinor N. Ashfield, Judy C. Dusche, and Jean L. Quinn; nine grandchildren: Wendy J. Schuler, Christine S. Seidel, Robin L. Schuler, Alex C. Skuby, Ian C. Skuby, Lisa C. Skuby, Cary P. Clayton, Jr., David C. Clayton, and Peter C. Dusche; and seven great-grandchildren. Friends were invited to call at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove from 11:00 AM Wednesday. A funeral service was at 12:00 Noon. Interment followed at the Atlantic View Cemetery, Manasquan.

GAIL J. WILLS, 87, of OCEAN GROVE died Thursday, February 28, 2008 at THE Manor by the Sea, Ocean Grove. Mrs Wills was a homemaker and a volunteer with the Meals on Wheels program. She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, John “Jack” Wills in 2005. Surviving are her children, Bob of Port St. Lucie, Fla., Joy Matovsky of Brick and Shane of South Portland, Maine, three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Friends were invited to call at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Ave., Ocean Grove, on Saturday, March 8th from 1 to 2 p.m. A funeral service was at 2 p.m. Interment was private.

JANET B. HENDRICKSON, 88, a lifelong resident of OCEAN GROVE, entered her eternal rest on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 after a long illness. She was an active member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Ocean Grove for 75 years where she sang in the church choir, was active in the United Methodist Women, a member of the Edith Frederick Circle, volunteered at the church’s food pantry, and served as the church secretary for thirteen years. Janet was also active at the Neptune Senior Center, the local Red Hat Chapter, and was a past member of the Ocean Grove Women’s Club. Janet was predeceased by her husband, James, and her brother Herbert “Bud” Bush. She is survived by her brother, Lester W. Bush of Bonita Springs, Fla.; her daughter, Karen H. Marks and her husband Gene of Neptune; her son, James I. Hendrickson Jr. and his wife Debbie of Ocean View, Del.; her son, Robert W. Hendrickson and his wife Keri of Thornton, Colo.; and son, Richard H. Hendrickson and his wife Gina of Summit. She is also survived by her ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends were invited to call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Ave., Ocean Grove. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 80 Embury Ave., Ocean Grove, with interment following at Greenwood Cemetery, Brielle. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Scholarship Fund of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church would be appreciated.

EVA CADMUS, 82, of OCEAN GROVE, died Saturday, March 22, 2008 at Renaissance Gardens, Tinton Falls. Miss Cadmus was a buyer for the Franklin Simon Department Store, New York City, retiring in 1957. She was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Ocean Grove, a member of the Ocean Grove Historical Society and the Ocean Grove Homeowners Association. Miss Cadmus was a graduate of the Drew Seminary for Young Women and the New Jersey College for Women, now Douglas College of Rutgers University. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Ocean Grove Auditorium Ushers Association and the Asbury Park Women’s Club. Born in Newark, she lived there and in New York City before moving to Ocean Grove where she had summered all of her life. Surviving are three nieces, Elinor West of Bethlehem, Conn., Sally Cadmus of Rocky Hill, Conn., and Mary Titus of Glastonbury, Conn.; and her cousins, James and Susann Cadmus of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and California. Services and burial were private. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association, 54 Pitman Ave., Ocean Grove, NJ 07756 would be appreciated.

Anna Virginia Zingale, 100, of Ocean Grove, died of pneumonia on Friday, March 21, 2008 at the Neptune Rehab and Care Center, where she was living after suffering a fall and fracturing a hip last year. Virginia led a very full life, retiring from her job in US Civil Service at Ft. Monmouth in 1973. After retiring, she cared for her mother and father until their deaths. She was always a great comfort to her sister Alida. Born in Brooklyn, NY in 1907, her family moved to New Jersey in 1914. Surviving are her sister, Alida, of North Carolina and a niece, Arlene, of New York. Services were private.

FREDERICK H. NIEDENSTEIN, 83, of OCEAN GROVE, died Saturday April 5 at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. Mr. Niedenstein worked in Public Relations for Eastern Airlines for 35 years before retiring. He was a lifeguard in both Ocean Grove and Bradley Beach, for more than 40 years, leading the lifeguard team to victories in many tournaments. Mr. Niedenstein was a founding partner of the Jersey Shore Fitness Shop in Bradley Beach, and 28 years later the Fitness Shop still thrives. He was a member of the Eagle Hook and Ladder Company of the Ocean Grove Fire Department. Mr. Niedenstein was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United Sates Army. Born in the Bronx, NY, he lived in Ocean Grove for the last 60 years. Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Anne Hulsey Niedenstein, his son, John Niedenstein, and his wife, Kim, of Wall Township, two daughters, Jill, and her husband, Jeff Grantz, of Columbia, SC and Karen and her husband, Ron Kluesener, of West Gilgo Beach, New York, seven grandchildren, Jake, Halie, Katie, Derrick, Christopher, Cameron and Casey, a niece Patty Kuester, a nephew Peter Milligan, a cousin, Joseph DeKens, and a grand niece, Heidi. Friends were invited to call from 2-4 and 7-9 PM Tuesday at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. A memorial service was held on Wednesday at 10:00 AM at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Ocean Grove. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Eagle Hook and Ladder Company, 128 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove, N. J. 07756 or the National Parkinson Foundation, 1501 NW 9th Avenue - Bob Hope Road, Miami, Florida 33136-1494 or on line at www.parkinson.org would be appreciated.

LESTER W. BUSH, 80, a native of OCEAN GROVE, died Monday, April 7, 2008 in Bonita Springs, Fla. He had served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and then worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 41 years serving as the Ocean Grove postmaster for the last 15 years of his postal career. Upon his retirement in 1986, Lester and his wife Ruth relocated to Bonita Springs and remained frequent visitors to Ocean Grove. Lester volunteered for 50 years in the Ocean Grove Fire Department, Fire Company 1. He was predeceased by Ruth, his wife of 53 years; a sister, Janet B. Hendrickson; and his brother, Herbert “Bud” Bush. He is survived by his sons, Lester W. “Bill” Bush, Jr. and his wife, Lynne, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and Ocean Grove, and Robert A. “Bob” Bush of Ocean Grove; two granddaughters, Amy Marx and her husband, Ronnie, of Wellington, Fla., and Bethany Garcia and her husband, Arturo, of Wellington, Fla.; and six great-grandchildren, John, Adam and Ella Marx, and Eli, Bentley and Zane Garcia. A memorial service was held in Bonita Springs.

CECELIA MATUSZEWSKI, 86, of NEPTUNE, died Wednesday, May 7, 2008, at the King Manor Care Center, Neptune. She was a homemaker. Born in Mainz, Germany, she had lived in Ocean Grove before moving to Neptune in 1995. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter Matuszewski in 1988. Surviving are a niece, Veronika Sutor, of Budenheim, Germany. A graveside service was held at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Neptune, on Friday, May 9th at 11:00 AM, with burial following. There are no calling hours.

MARION RUTH McGLONE, 90, of NEPTUNE, died Sunday, May 11, 2008, at home. She was the owner of Carriage Yarn and Boutique, Ocean Township for thirty-nine years until retiring in 2005. Mrs. McGlone was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Born in Newark, she had lived in Maplewood then Asbury Park before moving to Neptune thirty-four years ago. She was predeceased by her husband of 69 years, John T. McGlone in 2006 and by her son Richard J. McGlone in 2005. Surviving are a son, John T. McGlone of Fair Haven, a daughter, Nancy Braden of Medford , NJ, four grandchildren, Kristen Tessler, Michael McGlone, Christopher Brayden and Jacqueline Ladik, and three great grandchildren, Jenna Tessler, Jack Tessler and Lauren Ladik. Friends may call on Monday from 2-5 PM at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. A funeral service was held at 4:00 PM. Interment was private.

MARGARET F. BURGER, 105, of NEPTUNE, died Monday, May 19, 2008 at the Neptune Rehabilitation and Care Center. Miss Burger was a clerk for the CNA Insurance Company before retiring. Born in Newark she lived in Ocean Grove before moving to Neptune. Surviving is her niece, Alma Buccino of Toms River. Services and interment were private.

RUTH SMYTHE BAILEY, 86, of OCEAN GROVE, died Thursday, May 22, 2008 after a life well-lived. She was born in South Belmar, the daughter of Charles and Maude Smythe. After graduating from Monmouth Memorial Hospital School of Nursing as a registered nurse, she worked at Point Pleasant Hospital. With the start of World War II, she proudly joined the United States Navy. While working at Saint Albans Naval Hospital in New York State, she met the Navy man who would later become her husband. She also served at Camp Lejeune, N.C., caring for the Marines. In 1949, she married Dr. Forman T. Bailey, Jr., and they subsequently moved to Ocean Grove. They lived there, in the same house, for over 50 years. During that time, she was a long-time member of the Ocean Grove Recreation Commission. Spirited, energetic and hospitable, Mrs. Bailey always loved a house full of people. Her nurturing ways led her to caregiving for the elderly, both family and friends. Her lively presence will be greatly missed. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Dr. Forman T. Bailey, Jr.; a son, William H. Bailey and his wife Barbara of Shark River Hills; two daughters, Carol A. Bailey of Ocean Grove and Barbara J. Bailey of Newport, R.I.; and three grandchildren, Rebekah Bumbernick and her husband Scott, Russell Bailey and Mary Bailey. Graveside services and interment at the Atlantic View Cemetery, Manasquan were private. Friends were invited to call and a memorial service was held at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, New York and Embury Avenues, Ocean Grove. In lieu of flowers, donations to Salvation Army, P.O. Box 527, Asbury Park, NJ, or to a favorite charity in her memory would be appreciated.

JOAN S. ADAMS, 85, of NEPTUNE, died Tuesday, June 3, 2008, at her home. Mrs. Adams was a member of the Hamilton United Methodist Church, Neptune and the Order of the Eastern Star. Born in Spring Lake, she was a lifelong resident of Neptune. She was predeceased by her husband, Rufus Darvin Adams, Jr. in 1996. Surviving are her three sons, Douglas F. Adams and his wife Betty of Neptune, Darvin D. Adams and his wife Debbie of Manchester, and Gregg J. Adams and his wife Kathie of Spring Lake Heights, a sister, Helen Hurry of Ocean Grove, a granddaughter, Anna Adams, and her cousin, Eleanor Morrissey of New York. A funeral service was held at the Hamilton United Methodist Church, 858 Old Corlies Avenue, Neptune on Saturday morning, June 7 at 11:00 AM with interment following at Hamilton Cemetery. Friends were invited to call at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove on Friday 4:00 - 8:00 PM.

SARAH TANSEY HOLME, 96, of Annapolis, MD and OCEAN GROVE, died Thursday June 19, 2008. She was born in Byberry, Pennsylvania and was raised in North Philadelphia. Her father, George H. Mitchell was a farmer and owned amusement rides in Ocean Grove. She graduated from Frankford High School in North Philadelphia in 1930. Her mother owned a summer home on Abbott Avenue in Ocean Grove. In 1931 on the South End Beach in Ocean Grove she met Justus M. Holme. She always said “They were properly introduced” and their wedding took place in her brother’s home in 1936. The Holme family has had a summer place in Ocean Grove for six generations. Sarah summered in the family cottage and spent the winters in Annapolis before moving to Francis Asbury Manor in Ocean Grove in 2007. In 1942 she and her husband were stationed at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis where he was a math professor. The family enjoyed sailing on the Severn River. Mrs. Holme attended the First Presbyterian Church on Duke of Gloucester Street, where she served as a deacon and was very active in church functions. Her mother, Elizabeth Mitchell, her brothers Edward and Howard and her sister, Claire all predeceased her, and her husband Justus M. Holme died in 1999 after 62 years of marriage. Surviving are her sons,. Justus M. Holme, Jr., and his wife, Susan, of Virginia, and William H. Holme of Connecticut a daughter, Sarah E. “Sally” Harris and her husband, Norman, of Ocean Grove and five grandchildren. A Memorial Service was held on Saturday July 12 at 1:00 PM at Francis Asbury Manor, 70 Stockton Avenue, Ocean Grove. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the First Presbyterian Church, 171 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, MD 21410 or to Francis Asbury Manor in memory of Sarah Tansey Holme would be appreciated.

SYLVIA PRUZAN, 84, of OCEAN GROVE and Hoboken died Thursday, June 26, 2008, at her home in Ocean Grove. She had worked as a psychologist at Manhattan Psychiatric Hospital until retiring. Mrs. Pruzan received her Bachelors Degree from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont and she received her Masters Degree from Goddard College in Boston, Massachusetts. She was a practicing Zen Buddhist and enjoyed furthering her education and pursuing new interests. In June of 1992 she was ordained as an Interfaith Minister. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Pruzan, in 1995. Surviving are two daughters, Helen Pruzan of Ocean Grove and Carol Pruzan of Hoboken. A memorial ceremony was held at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove on Wednesday, July 9th.

BETTY A. TICE, 78, of Fairfax, VA, formerly of OCEAN GROVE, died Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at the Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax, VA. She loved animals and was a friend to them all. She was generous with her time and love as shown by her devotion to her family and all her furry little friends who needed her. Betty was a loving daughter, mother, sister and friend. Born in Harrisburg, PA on April 20, 1930, she lived in Ocean Grove before moving to Fairfax. She was predeceased by her parents, Marguerite and Joseph Fitting. She is survived by her children, Ken Tice and Karen Roberts, by her grandsons, Joshua and Joseph Roberts and by her sister, Elaine Myring. A memorial service was held on Saturday, July 12th at 1:00 PM at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. Her family asks that you please bring pictures and memories to celebrate her life. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the ASPCA, 424 E. 92nd St., New York, NY 10128-6804 would be appreciated.

LEIDA ENNUKSON, 92, of Croton-on-Hudson, NY, formerly of OCEAN GROVE, died Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at the Springvale Inn, Croton-on-Hudson. She had worked as a mail clerk for THE First National City Bank, New York City until retiring in 1980. Mrs. Ennukson was a member of the Auxiliary to the Ocean Grove First Aid Squad. She was also a member of the Senior Citizens Club of the Salvation Army. Leida was born in Estonia. She was predeceased by her husband, Werner Ennukson in 1994. Surviving is her friend, Kaja Ross of New York. A graveside service was held at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Lakewood on Saturday, July 5th at 10:00 AM with burial following.

SONIA J. CORDON, 54, of ASBURY PARK, died Sunday, July 13, 2008, at home. She was a laborer for Explorer Medical, Neptune. She was born in Guatemala. Surviving are her husband, Matias Duarte, and her children, Jose Miguel, Claudia, Andrea Luci and Elisa Sophia. A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church, Third & Grand Avenues, Asbury Park at a later date. There were no calling hours.

JOAN DOWNES, 76, of LONG BRANCH, died Sunday, July 13, 2008, at the Monmouth Convalsecent Center, Long Branch. She had a career in office management and sales until retiring in 1980. Mrs. Downes was a member of the First Baptist Church of Asbury Park and its Ladies Missionary Society. She taught Sunday School and was active with the church’s youth group. She was a member of the Cross & Crown of Monmouth County, the First Saturday Group at the Lumley Homes, Asbury Park, and the Seaview Tower Bible Study Group. Born in Bronx, N. Y., she had lived in Jersey City and then in the shore area for more than 47 years. Surviving are her sons, Leon of Parsippany, and Hal of Fairlawn, NJ, three granddaughters, Tess, Becky and Amanda and two half brothers, Samuel Henry Divak and David Divak. A funeral service was held at the First Baptist Church, Third & Grand Avenues, Asbury Park on Thursday, July 17th at 11:00 AM, with burial following at the Hamilton Cemetery, Neptune. There were no calling hours.

TERRIE ANNE SULLIVAN, of OCEAN GROVE, passed away peacefully on Monday,July 14, 2008, at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. Born in Camden she had lived in Toms River before moving here eight years ago. She was predeceased by her father James Sullivan in 1993. Surviving are her mother, Doris McCleery Sullivan of Ocean Grove, a brother Jerry S. Sullivan and his wife Debbie of Darby, Montana, a sister, Kristine Sullivan of Shrewsbury Township, her nephew, Shawn Murphy, her nieces, Sara and Tara Sullivan and her uncle, Richard McCleery and his family of New Bedford, Mass. A private funeral service was held at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, Ocean Grove with burial following at the Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls, N. J. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Brain Injury Association of New Jersey, 825 Georges Road -Second Floor, North Brunswick, NJ 08902, to the Neptune First Aid Squad, 5 Neptune Boulevard, Neptune, NJ 07753 or to the Ocean Grove First Aid Squad, PO Box 57, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756 would be appreciated.

JANE “Betty” HALL POLHEMUS, of West Allenhurst, died Thursday, July 17, 2008 at home. Mrs. Polhemus was a teacher at the Long Branch Senior High School for 34 years, the last 10 of which she was the chairman of the business education department. She graduated from the Bradley Beach Elementary School and Asbury Park High School, where she was a member of the Honor Society, President of the Girls Athletic Association and a member of the Business Club. Mrs. Polhemus received her Associate Degree from Monmouth Junior College, her Bachelor Degree from Rider University and her Masters Degree from Rutgers University. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Asbury Park, where she served on the Staff-Parish Relations Committee, was a member of the Hope Circle and was the Financial Secretary. She sang in the choir for many years and as a member of it’s Gilbert and Sullivan Society sang several lead roles in its operettas. She served on the family selection committee for Habitat for Humanity. Presently, she was a member of Ballard Methodist Church, Asbury Park. Mrs. Polhemus served the United Methodist Homes of New Jersey for many years, on the Board of Directors, the Foundation, the Centennial Campaign Committee and as treasurer of the Service Auxiliary to the Francis Asbury Manor and the Manor by the Sea. She was a member of the Ocean Grove Auditorium Choir for many years and most recently aided the librarian. Mrs. Polhemus was born in the Spring Lake Ann May Hospital and lived in Bradley Beach for 38 years, later moving to Neptune City. After marrying George C. Polhemus in 1966, they moved to West Allenhurst. Her husband predeceased her in 1987. Surviving are her niece, LaVonne D. Luton, a grand nice, Heather and her husband, Robert Colaiacovo, a nephew, Robert Luton and two great nieces, Alexandra Colaiacovo and Caitlyn Luton. A funeral service was held on Monday, July 21st at 10:00 AM at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove, with interment following at Glenwood Cemetery, West Long Branch. Friends were invited to call on Sunday from 1-5 PM at the funeral home. It is Mrs. Polhemus’ wish that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to the Service Auxiliary of Francis Asbury Manor, 70 Stockton Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756.

MARGARET “Peggy” O’MEARA, of Brielle, died Saturday, July 19, 2008 at home after a long illness. She began her career at Industrial Mica as a bookkeeper, working there for 25 years until moving to Bradley Beach in 1982. Mrs. O’Meara then worked for Monmouth Cablevision from its inception until retiring in 1998. While living in Bradley Beach she was a parishioner of the Church of the Ascension. After moving to Brielle, she bacame a member of St. Denis Roman Catholic Church, Manasquan. Born in Queens, New York, she was graduate of Dumont High School in Bergen County, NJ. She was predeceased by her husband of 30 years, Edward, by parents, John and Eleanor McLoughlin and by her sister, Eleanor Puccio. Surviving are her sisters, Ann Marie Upton of Brick, and Joan Dedovich of Cape Coral, Florida, her brother, John McLoughlin of Bradley Beach and a host of nieces, grand nieces and great grand nieces. Relatives and friends were invited to call from 2-4 and 7-9 PM Tuesday at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Wednesday, July 23rd at 10:00 AM at the Church of the Ascension, 501 Brinley Avenue, Bradley Beach. Interment followed at St. Catharines Cemetery, Wall. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Ladacin Network, 1701 Kneeley Boulevard, Wanamassa, NJ 07712, would be appreciated.

DOROTHY GONDEK, 85, of OCEAN GROVE, died Sunday, August 17, 2008, at the MediCenter, Neptune City. She was a cafeteria worker at the Neptune High School until retiring. Mrs. Gondek was an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Ocean Grove where she was a member of the Frances Stern Circle. She was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels and in the hospice at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. She was formerly a girl scout and brownie leader. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Gondek in 1984. Surviving are two daughters, Nancy Gondek of Arlington, MA and Joanne Daw and her husband, Mark, of Sierra Madre, CA, and her sister, Florence Watt, of Tinton Falls. A funeral service was held at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, New York & Embury Avenues, Ocean Grove on Wednesday, August 20th at 11:00 AM with burial following at the Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls. There were no calling hours.

ANDREW J. EGNER, Jr., 83, of OCEAN GROVE and Livingston, died Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. Mr. Egner was the President of Orange Savings Bank and after its merger with Hudson City Savings Bank, he served as Executive Vice President. After a 65 year career in banking, he retired from the board of directors at age 80. Mr. Egner was an elder and choir member at the William Street Presbyterian Church in Orange and later the First Presbyterian Church of Orange. He was past president of the YMCA of Orange and Maplewood and was the current Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges. Mr. Egner was a World War II veteran serving with the United States Marine Corps for more than 4 years. He was a 71 year member of the Ocean Grove Auditorium Ushers Association, a member of the Ocean Grove Finance Committee, a member of the Ocean Grove Choir and past president of Rosedale Cemetery in Orange. Mr. Egner was born in Orange on November 5, 1924 to Andrew J. and Lavina Ronsley Egner. Surviving are his wife, Ruth
 
WISEMAN EGNER, a son, William A. Egner and his wife, Diane, of Livingston, a daughter, Carol, and her husband, Michael Boniello, of Ocean Grove, a sister Lucille Egner of Spring Lake Heights and three grandchildren, Andrew, Alyssa and Willie Egner. Relatives and friends were invited to call on Monday, August 25th from 4:00 -7:00 PM at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 80 Embury Avenue, Ocean Grove. A funeral service was held at 7:00 PM. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association, 54 Pitman Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756 (please note on your check: Boardwalk Pavilion Restoration) or to the YMCA of West Essex, Maplewood and Orange, 139 East McClellan Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039 would be appreciated.

JOAN MARGOT ENDER BUERCK, 74, formerly of ALLENHURST, passed away August 17, 2008, in Port Charlotte, FL. Joan was a graduate of Bond Street Grammar School, Asbury Park. She went on to graduate from Asbury Park High School, where she received straight A’s for all four years. Joan was on the cheerleader squad for those four years. Her father Harry Warren was a well known band leader in the Asbury Park and Miami Beach area during the 1930’s and 40’s. Joan worked as a retail sales person in children’s clothing and as a buyer and salesperson for Young World in Deal, later managing a children’s store in Oakhurst. Joan and her husband moved to Port Charlotte, FL in 1988. For the past eight years, Joan fought a valiant battle with Lewy Body Disease. We will miss her so much. Joan leaves behind her husband and companion of fifty eight years, Harry F. Buerck, of Punta Gorda, FL, a son, Harry “Hank” F. Buerck, III and his wife, Jeri, of Las Vegas, NV, a daughter, Bonnie C. Buerck of Venice, FL, five grandchildren, Jonathon Buerck and Melanie Buerck, both of Las Vegas, NV, Kristen Allen of Rockhill, SC, Wesley Allen, currently serving with the US Army, Siobhan McAuilffe of Ceder Run, NJ and one greatgrandchild, Tristan Allen, of Rockhill, SC, a sister, Arlene Jannarone and her husband, Thomas, of Point Pleasant a brother, Cortland Ender and his wife, Katherine, of Salisbury, NC a brother, Bruce Ender, of Salisbury, NC and many nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held on Saturday, September 20th at 10:00 AM at Glenwood Cemetery, West Long Branch. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238 would be appreciated.

BEATRIZ MATIAS, 83, of NEPTUNE CITY, died Sunday, August 31, 2008 at the Manor-by-the-Sea, Ocean Grove. Born in Mendoza, Argentina, she lived in Brooklyn, NY before moving to Neptune City. Surviving are her friends, Maria and Rev. Joseph D’Angelo of Neptune City. Services were private.

VIRGINIA GRAVES ZELDIN of TINTON FALLS, died on September 1, 2008 at the Seabrook Village after a brief illness. She was 82 years old. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Mrs. Zeldin graduated from Walnut Hills High School in 1945; DePauw University in 1949; and the University of Chicago School of Social Work in 1950. A resident of Tinton Falls for more than 50 years, Mrs. Zeldin had a long history of employment and community work. Professionally, she was a social worker with the Search School (for autistic children) in Deal and then, for more than 20 years, she worked as a social worker at the Colt’s Neck Public Schools, on the Child Development and Assessment Team. In the 1960’s, Mrs. Zeldin became a naturalist with the Monmouth County Park System in Holmdel, which also gave her the job of painting the wildflowers of central New Jersey. She volunteered with the American Field Service foreign exchange program for years; counseling foreign students who needed help adjusting to host families in New Jersey. She sang in the choir of Christ Church, Shrewsbury for many years. At the Seabrook Retirement Community, where she had moved this past December, she loved tai chi and walking the grounds and gardens. Surviving are her husband of 57 years Richard P. Zeldin of Tinton Falls, New Jersey; a daughter Elizabeth Ann and her partner, Polly Grant, of Cambridge, Massachusetts; and a son R. Shepherd and his wife, Linda Camino, of Madison, Wisconsin. She was predeceased by her parents, P.G. and Mildred Graves, and her brother, Martin Graves, all of Cincinnati, Ohio. A memorial service was held at Christ Church, Shrewsbury, 380 Sycamore Avenue, Shrewsbury, N.J. 07702 [(732) 741-2220] on Friday afternoon, September 26, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. Donations may be made in Virginia Zeldin’s memory to the NYU School of Medicine, Development Office, 1 Park Avenue, 10th Floor, NY, NY 10016.

WILLIAM D. GILLAN, 95, of SHARK RIVER HILLS, Neptune, died Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at home. He was the owner of Gillan Painting Services, Ocean Grove, before retiring. He was a US Army veteran serving with the infantry during World War II. His most prized possession was his combat infantry badge. He was a 72 year member of the First Baptist Church of Asbury Park, serving as a deacon, the head trustee and an usher. Mr. Gillan was an exempt member of the Eagle Hook and Ladder Fire Company having served as Line Officer and President. He was Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop 41, Ocean Grove. As a young man he was the captain of a charter fishing boat out of Manasquan. Mr. Gillan was a world class decoy artist and a member of Ducks Unlimited. Born in Ocean Grove, he was a lifelong resident of Ocean Grove and Neptune. He was predeceased by his daughter, Bobbe Joan Larrison Ewart in 1987. Surviving are his wife Thelma Kershaw Gillan, his son, William D. Gillan, III, and his wife, Nancy Ann Gillan, of Boca Raton, FL, his brother, Daniel A. Gillan, of Pompton Plains, six grandchildren, Randy Larrison, Wendy Larrison, Mindy Lawlor, Adam Ewart, Jamie Gillan Miker and her husband, Captain Andrew Miker, and Hans Gillan, three great grandchildren, Devanney Lawlor, Kieran Larrison and Mikaela Larrison. Relatives and friends were invited to call from 10:00 AM with memorial services beginning at 11:00 AM on Saturday morning, October 4th at the First Baptist Church, Third and Grand Avenues, Asbury Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association, 54 Pitman Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756 would be appreciated.

SHEA B. TAYLOR, 37, of SHARK RIVER HILLS, Neptune, passed away peacefully September 23, 2008 after years of struggling with his disease. A most talented and gifted hair stylist for 20 years, he will be loved and remembered for his big smile and sense of humor. Shea graduated from Neptune High School and cosmetology school in 1989. He was predeceased by his step father, Guy Long, in February and by his grandmother, Barbara Jean Leahy, in 2004. Shea is survived by his loving mother, Carol R. Taylor of Shark River Hills, a sister, Mitzi McGillin, and her husband, Robert, of Neptune City, a daughter, Amber Taylor, a niece and nephew, Erin and Jonah McGillin, a step brother and step sister, Paul and Joanne Long of Naples. FL, and his kitten, Peaches. Friends may call Sunday from 2:00-5:00 PM at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. A funeral service was held on Monday, Sept. 29th at 11:00 AM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the family would be appreciated.

ROLAND RUSSLING BROWN, 96, of OCEAN GROVE, entered into eternal peace Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008 at home. Born in West Portal on July 25, 1912, he lived there and in Phillipsburg before retiring to Ocean Grove in 1983. In his younger years, Roland had many jobs, including school bus driver, constable, square dance caller, and train telegrapher with the Pennsylvania Railroad prior to working for the Metropolitan Edison Co. in Easton, Pa. and later transferring to the New Jersey Power and Light Co. in Phillipsburg, where he was a supervisor in the Meter Dept. Roland was the nephew of Lowell S. Brown, a Private in the US Army’s Sixth Engineers, when Lowell became the 1st soldier killed in WWI from the Easton, Pa. area in 1918. The Brown-Lynch American Legion Post of Easton bears his name. Roland himself served as a Staff Sgt. in the U.S. Army for five years, stationed in the European Theatre, assigned to Expeditionary Forces in England, Germany and France. He was discharged in 1945. While serving in the Army, Roland was a drill instructor at Fort Monmouth and with the Signal Corps in Europe. Roland was a Master Mason with the Phillipsburg Lodge No. 52, F.&A.M. from 1950 to 1995. He was a current member of Ocean Lodge No. 89, F.&A.M. Roland was an active Christian, attending Wesley United Methodist Church while residing in Phillipsburg, and later St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Ocean Grove. Always involved in the life of the church, he was particularly proud of his involvement with the Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove. Through July of 2007 he was honored to be the oldest active member of the Ocean Grove Ushers Association. This past July he was presented with a 25-year pin for his service, and rode with the Ushers’ contingent in the July 4th parade. Roland was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth Roby Brown, and a granddaughter, Miranda Elizabeth. He is survived by his daughter, Shelley Elizabeth Brown Griffin; son-in-law, Ron Griffin; and grandchildren Brent and Kendall Griffin; along with his brother, Ret. Colonel Raymond S. Brown of San Antonio, Texas; sisters-in-law, Mary Trotter of Knoxville, Tenn., and Ellen Diehl of Lakewood; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Donald and Evangeline Sweitzer of Easton, Pa.; and eleven nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held at Bishop Jane’s Tabernacle in Ocean Grove at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association, 54 Pitman Ave., P.O. Box 248, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756, would be appreciated. The Ocean Grove Memorial Home, Ocean Grove, was in charge of arrangements.

STELLA NOLAN, 67, of NEPTUNE, died Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. She was a member of the Roman Catholic Church of the Ascension, Bradley Beach. Previously she had been a member of All Saints Parish in Burlington, NJ. Born in Poland, she lived in Burlington before moving to Neptune 20 years ago. Stella was a wonderful and caring mother, grandmother, aunt and sister and a loving wife. Surviving are her husband, John J. Nolan, her eight children, Eileen Nolan and her husband George Cummings, John J. Nolan, IV and his wife Amanda, Cynthia Cannuli and her husband Timothy, Lisa Nolan and her husband Dan Griffin, Kelly Kaufman and her husband William, Michael Nolan and his wife Carol, Victoria Prodeline and her husband Michael and Ryan Nolan, her grandchildren, Brianna, Amanda and Ian Cummings, Stephanie and Alyssa Cannuli, Grace, Anne and Joseph Griffin, Michaila, Riley and Aynsley Kaufman, Michael, Madison and Matthew Nolan and Michael and Andrew Prodeline, her brother Walter Magiera, her sisters, Marysia Magiera and Bernice Walusz, her nieces, Ursula, Claudia, Dorothy and Monica, and her nephews, Walter, Richard, Stanley and David. Relatives and friends were invited to call on Thursday from 6-9 PM at the Roman Catholic Church of the Ascension, 501 Brinley Avenue, Bradley Beach. A mass of Christian Burial was offered on Friday at 10:00 AM at the church, with interment following at Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls. In lieu of flowers, contributions, to Our Lady of Czestochowa, P.O. Box 2049, Doylestown, PA 18901, would be welcomed. Please note on your check, “In memory of Stella Nolan.”

LEONARD PATRICK PALMERI, Jr., 43, of NEPTUNE, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008 in Florida. He worked as a roofer and sider for various companies. Born in Neptune, he was a lifelong resident of the shore area. He was a loving father and a great friend who will be missed dearly. Surviving are his stepson, Thomas, his mother, three sisters; and his lifelong friend, Gilbert Chelborg. Friends were invited to call at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Ave., Ocean Grove on Monday, October 13th from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the family would be appreciated.

RICHARD PACKER ZELDIN, 90, of TINTON FALLS died Sunday, October 12, 2008 at home, just six weeks after his wife, Virginia, of 57 years. Mr. Zeldin had a distinguished career in scientific and technical book publishing, starting as a travelling salesman for McGraw Hill Book Company where he eventually became general manager. After that, he served as president of the R.R. Bowker Company, publisher of John Wiley and Sons, Inc., and vice president of Moseley Associates, all of New York City. Mr. Zeldin graduated from West Chester University in 1942 then served as a lieutenant in the United States Navy, captaining an LCT at Omaha Beach on D-Day. He was an avid tennis player well into his 80’s, when he was ranked in the top 10 of the USTA over 80 section rankings. He was predeceased by his wife, Virginia Graves Zeldin on September 1, 2008. Surviving are his daughter Elizabeth Ann and her partner, Polly Grant, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, a son, Shepherd Zeldin and his wife, Linda Camino, of Madison, Wisconsin and his sister, Alice Marcus and her husband John. A memorial service was held at Christ Church 380 Sycamore Avenue, Shrewsbury, N.J. 07702 (732) 741-2220 on Friday, October 17 at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Richard Zeldin’s memory to the NYU, School of Medicine, Development Office, 1 Park Avenue, 10th Floor, NY, NY 10016.

ROSEMARY CIAVATTA, 73, of Toms River, formerly of OCEAN GROVE, died Monday, October 13, 2008 at the Community Medical Center, Toms River. Rosemary taught at Our Lady of the Valley in Orange and was a manager for National Church Residences, Kearny, where she was named employee of the month many times. Laughter and generosity were her gifts to the world. She was the life of the party and people were happy to be part of her world. She was a woman of great faith and kindness. She and her husband were the former owners of the Honeysuckle Hotel in Ocean Grove. Rosemary was born and raised in South Orange and lived in Ocean Grove before moving to Toms River 5 years ago. She is survived by her husband Nick, her sons, Nicholas, Gerard and Christopher and her grandchildren, Ashley, Christopher, Jack and Michael. Friends were invited to call on Thursday, October 15th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. A funeral service was held on Friday at 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Interment was private. In lieu of flowers contributions to the American Heart Association, 1 Union Street, Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691 or online at www.americanheart.org would be appreciated.

JEAN LORETTA HUGGINS, of Orlando, Fla., formerly of NEPTUNE, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2008 in Orlando. Mrs. Huggins graduated from Asbury Park High School and received her Associates Degree from Brookdale Community College. Born June 30, 1924 in Sunbury, Pa., she married Joseph H. Huggins of Neptune on February 3, 1946 and they resided in Neptune for more than 60 years. Jean was a devoted wife and mother and loving grandmother. She was an avid reader and loved travel and wintering in Florida before moving to Orlando in 2007. Surviving are her husband; her son, Stephen Huggins and his wife, Elizabeth, of Orlando, Fla.; her daughter, Patricia Meehan and her husband, John, of West Chester, Pa; and four grandchildren, Sarah and Lindsay Huggins and Eric and Elise Meehan. Friends were invited to call at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Ave., Ocean Grove, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, with services beginning at 11:30 a.m. Interment followed at the Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Heart Association, 1 Union Street, Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691 or online at www.americanheart.org would be appreciated.

ANN W. PITCHER, 78, of OCEAN GROVE died Saturday, November 1, 2008 at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. Mrs. Pitcher worked in the circulation department of the Asbury Park Press before retiring in 1984. She was born in Linden and had lived there until moving to Ocean Grove in 1952. Surviving is her son, David L. Pitcher of Ocean Grove and a granddaughter, Leann S. Mardo of Union City, N.J. Services were private. The Ocean Grove Memorial Home, Ocean Grove, was in charge of arrangements.

SAMUEL KURTZ, 90 of TINTON FALLS, died Saturday November 1, 2008 at Liberty Royal Care Center, Tinton Falls. No services are schedueled. The Ocean Grove Memorial Home, Ocean Grove, was in charge of arrangements.

JOSEPHINE MENNELLA, 94, of NEPTUNE, died Tuesday, November 4, 2008, at Brandywine at the Gables, Brick Township. Born on December 5, 1913 in Asbury Park, Josephine lived in Asbury Park and Ocean Township before moving to Neptune 46 years ago. She had worked as a seamstress for Ben Max and Steiners, both of Neptune before retiring in 1963. Josephine was a communicant of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Roman Catholic Church, Asbury Park. She was a member and past president of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Lady’s Society and a member of the Neptune Seniors. Josie was happiest in her kitchen feeding her friends and family. She was predeceased by her beloved son, Dr. Arnold Scalpati in 2007, by her first husband, Louis Scalpati, and by her second husband, Michael Mennella. Surviving is her daughter in law, Nancy Scalpati of Lakewood, her grandchildren, Louis Scalpati and his wife, Jody, of Austin, TX, Lori Ann Lukeman and her husband, Christopher, of Howell and Carroll-Jo Tavella and her husband, Vincent, of Staten Island, her brother, Salvatore “Sonny” Scalpati and his wife, Susan, of Long Branch and her greatest joy, her great grandchildren, Kelly Scalpati, Danielle, Jessica and Christopher Lukeman and Keith and Vincent Tavella. 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 Saturday, November 8th at 10:00 AM, with burial following at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Neptune, NJ. Friends were invited to 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 the Fr. Gerard Lynch Scholarship Fund, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School, Attn: Sister Jude Boyce, First Avenue at Pine Street, Asbury Park, NJ 07712 would be appreciated.

EDITH GRIMMER BRUNNER, 87, of MIDDLETOWN, died Monday, November 24, 2008 at the Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Brunner was an avid golfer and gardner and enjoyed traveling. She and her late husband Art, enjoyed spending their winters in Port Charlotte, FL, and she was a lifelong summer resident of Ocean Grove. Born in Plainfield, she lived in Murray Hill before moving to Middletown two years ago. She was predeceased by her husband Arthur Brunner in 1986. Surviving are her sister, Marguerite Edwards of Ocean Grove, her nephews, Richard Edwards and his wife,Susanne, of Keller, TX and Charles E. Edwards and his wife, Rosemarie, of Belford and her niece, Linda Koch and her husband, David, of Wilton, CT. Relatives and friends were invited to attend a memorial gathering from 12:00 noon until 1:00 PM on Monday, December 1st at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. Interment was private. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Monmouth County SPCA, 260 Wall Street, Eatontown, NJ 07724 or online at www.monmouthcountyspca.org would be appreciated.

JOSEPH W. TAYLOR, 76, of KEANSBURG, died Friday, December 5, 2008 at the Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. Mr. Taylor was a member of Tecumseh Tribe #60, Order of the Red Men/Sons of Liberty and an avid local bowler. Born in Neptune, he was a longtime resident of the Jersey Shore. He was predeceased by his wife Linda May Taylor, by his son, Michael Taylor, by his mother and step father, Blanch and Fred Bennett and by his sister, Connie Bennett. Surviving are a son, Mark A. Taylor and a daughter, Meridith L. Taylor both of Keansburg, a brother, Fred Bennett, Sr., and his wife Pat of Neptune, two sisters, Judy and her husband, Bob, Matthews of Manasquan and Beverly Kiser of Jackson, his brothers-in-law, John E. May of Florida and Rev. Dr. Wayne E. May of Bradley Beach and four grandchildren. Friends may call on Thursday from 7-9 PM at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove.

BYRON R. “Barn” COUNCIL, 56, of NEPTUNE, died Sunday, December 28, 2008 at home. He was employed by the Asbury Park Press, having worked in the distribution department for the last 13 years. Mr. Council was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving during the Vietnam Era. He was a diehard NY Giants fan. He was predeceased by his parents, William and Alberta Braxton Council and by his sister, Sharon Council. Surviving are his wife, Donna Council, his son Jelani A. Council of Neptune, three daughters, Stephani Agolio of Georgia, Danielle Agolio and Lateefah Council, both of Neptune, two brothers, William Council, Jr. of Edgewater Park and Stanley Niblack of Newark, three sisters, Cerena Quasim of Brooklyn, Debra Washington of La Cruz, NM and Ursula Jenkins of Asbury Park, nine grandchildren, Shaquashia Agolio, Destiny Fields, D’Onna Stout, Devin Stout, Karon Council, Corey Stout, Trinity Fields, Kennedy Fields, and Saadyia Jones and one great grandchild Jaaziya Jones. Viewing hours will be Saturday from 1-4 PM with a funeral service following at 4 PM at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove.

RUTH M. ANTES of OCEAN GROVE, died Tuesday, December 30, 2008, at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. She had worked as an office manager inthe billing department at the Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune for more than seventeen years until retiring. She managed the Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare and Medicaid Policies. During the depression she worked for TEL T with her sister, Betty Eible, for 20 years until marriage. Before World War II, women were expected to leave their job at the time of marriage in order to raise a family. Later she ran the Philadelphia House Bed and Breakfast on Embury Avenue in Ocean Grove. She met many residents who enjoyed her hospitality and remained friends throughout life. Born in East Orange, NJ she lived in Verona for over 20 years, then in Lakewood for seven years before moving to Ocean Grove in 1964. She enjoyed the privacy of her own home with her family and friends and she wintered in Florida. Ruth was a graduate of Verona High School, class of 1938. Mrs. Antes was a member of Unity Church by the Shore, Neptune. She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick Antes in 1978. He was a career military man who served in combat in Germany and also participated in the D Day invasion in Normandy, France She was also predeceased by her son, Kenneth Antes in 1999. Surviving are her daughter, Susan Antes of Richmond, Kentucky, a niece, Barbara Daly of Tinton Falls, a nephew, Lawrence Carroll of Toms River, and her granddaughter, Anne Marie Antes, who attends Model Lab at Eastern Kentucky University, one of only 99 Model Labs left in the country and has two trainers in the sport of golf. A memorial service will be held at The Unity Church By The Shore, 3508 Asbury Avenue, Neptune, NJ on Sunday, January 11 at 1:00 PM. Those who wish may send flowers or a contribution to the Unity Church by the Shore would be appreciated.

 

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