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2014 Obituaries for Ocean Grove Memorial Home

2014 Obituaries

Ruth H. Schnack

 

An obituary will be published here when completed.


C. Eleanor Pierson

 

Eleanor Pierson, 100, passed away on Friday, December 12, 2014 at Francis Asbury Manor, Ocean Grove her home since 2002.  She was the founder of the Bradley Food Pantry in Bradley Beach. Started on the second floor of the St James Episcopal Rectory in 1982, the Pantry is now housed in its own building, supported by fourchurches: St James Episcopal Church and Church of the Ascension, Bradley Beach and West Grove Methodist Church, Neptune and Memorial Methodist Church, Neptune City. The Pantry volunteers now serve more than 600 families a month. She was honored as the first “Hometown Hero” featured in the Asbury Park Press on January 5, 2003. Clara Eleanor Morris was born in Jersey City, NJ. She graduated from Cranford High School at the age of 16 and then worked as a secretary in New York City to help support her family during the Depression. After marrying and while raising her children, she worked for Clayton J. Newman Furniture in South Belmar, and General Dynamics, Red Bank and Shrewsbury. She finished her career as Executive Assistant to the CEO of Standard Keil, Wall.She was predeceased by her parents, Edward Morris and Clara Martin, her husband Earl Pierson in 1962, and her brother Robert. Surviving are her son, John E. Pierson, III and his wife Theresa Milazzo, Atlanta, her daughters, Jane E. Pierson and her husband John Ver Steeg, Washington, DC and Margaret Bollinger and her husband Brian, Atlantic Highlands, two grandchildren, DR Jennifer Kelly Bollinger, Trexlertown, PA and Lindsey Anna Futuyma and her husband Paul of West Chester, PA, two great grandchildren Annabelle Lynn andMatthew Henry Futuyma, and her nieces and nephews. Eleanor cherished and believed in each one. Eleanor and her family are forever grateful to her dear friends Catherine Carroll, Sandee Neare, Stacie and Ethel Phillips, Nikki Iadanza, Linda Rosevear and everyone in the extraordinary community of Francis Asbury Manor.In all of her various endeavors, Eleanor led by example, with vision and quiet determination, her compassion and faith informing her actions. In later life she did receive attention and praise from those around her. In truth she was embarrassed on such occasions, knowing instinctively that any accomplishments ascribed to her resulted from the efforts from those around her. Personally, she lived each day to the fullest, continuing to grow and change throughout her long life. She always took the opportunity to experience the joys and pleasures life offers in things both great and small. Eleanor Pierson was a true ‘hometown hero’ to many who knew her, even though she would never have said so herself…which is the best kind of hero to be.Relatives and friends may call on Wednesday, December 17 from 10:00AM with a Eucharist following at 11:00AM at St James Episcopal Church, 605 Fourth Avenue, Bradley Beach, with interment following at Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Bradley Food Pantry, 605 Fourth Avenue, Bradley Beach, NJ 07720 (www.bradleyfoodpantry.org) or Francis Asbury Manor, 70 Stockton Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756 (www.francis-asbury-manor.umh-nj.org) would be appreciated.


Louise J. Devereaux

 

Services will be private.


Charlotte K. Smith

 

Charlotte “Lottie” Smith, 86, of Ocean Grove,  passed away peacefully on Tuesday November 18, 2014.  Charolette and her husband Edgar, would have celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary the day she passed away.  Charolette was born in Wasungen, Germany March 15, 1928 to Karl and Luise Koehler.  She was a graduate of Chattham High School and Newark State Teachers College.  She retitred in 1987 after 30 years in the teaching profession, having been employeed in the Passaic and Paquannock Township schools.  “Lottie” was and avid golfer and was an active member of the Farmstead Women’s Golf League for 32 years.  While living in Sussex, NJ, she was a member of the United States Methodist Women, Sussex United Methodist Church.  After Moving to Ocean Grove, “Lottie” beacame a member of the Historical Society of Ocean Grove, The Ocean Grove Beautification Volunteers and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Auditorium Ushers.  Surviving are her husband, Edgar A. Smith,  her daughter Susan Zenerovitz and her husband Alexander, her son, Jeffrey A. Smith, her grand son Gregg Zenerovitz and his wife, Jamie, her grandaughter, Kristen Blanchard and her husband Daniel and four great grandchildren.  Visitation will be Friday, November 21, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue Ocean Grove.  Interment will be Saturday, 11:00 am, with a family service at the Crest Haven Memorial Park, Clifton, NJ.  In Lieu of flowers, donations can be directed to the Historical Society of Ocean Grove, 50 Pitman Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756,  The Ocean Grove Beautification Volunteers PO Box 594, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756 or to the Ladies Auxiliary of the Auditorium Ushers, 54 Pitman Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756.  .


Beatrice E. “Babci” Tomaszewski Zydel

 

Beatrice E. “Babci” Tomaszewski Zydel, 104, of Shark River Hills, died Wednesday October 22, 2014. She retired after 24 years from American Express Company, New York City. Beatrice volunteered at the former Fitkin Hospital, was a member of St. Marks Charity, Stirling, NJ and a parishioner of Holy Innocents Roman Catholic Church, Neptune. She resided in Shark River Hills for 42 years. She is survived by her daughter Diane Wagner of Shark River Hills, her grandsons Marc of Shark River Hills, and Stephen and his wife Michele of Laurence Harbor and two great granddaughters, Madelyn & Caitlyn Wagner. Relatives and friends may call on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at The Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. A mass of Christian burial will be offered on Saturday at 10:00 AM at Holy Innocents Roman Catholic Church, Neptune. 


Anna Murray McHale

 

Anna M. McHale, 83, of Ocean Grove, died Wednesday October 15 at home after a long illness. A native New Yorker, Anna raised her family in Hillsdale, NJ, before moving to Rutherford. A summer resident of Ocean Grove from 1963, she moved there permanently in 2002. Anna was predeceased by her husband John in 1989. She was always involved in her church and community, and had a great love of travel. She was a learning specialist in the Park Ridge, NJ school system throughout her long professional career, and was proud to be the volunteer “Snake Lady” at the Liberty Science Center after her retirement, continuing her long career as an educator while enjoying again her lifelong love of snakes. Her active volunteer activities included Hospice and the Ronald McDonald House in Long Branch. Surviving are her daughter, Anna (Alfred, NY); her son, John (Palmyra, PA); 5 grandchildren; and 1 great grandchild. Relatives and friends may call on Wednesday, October 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove and on Thursday from 1 p.m., with a funeral service beginning at 2:00 PM at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 80 Embury Avenue, Ocean Grove. Interment will be Friday at 11:00 AM at Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to Mary’s Place by the Sea, 15 Broadway, Ocean Grove, NJ, www.marysplacebythesea.org or to your charity of choice .


Mary E. Boggs

 

Service information will be published as soon as it is available.  


Anthony Andonedis

 

Anthony Andonedis, 89, of Ocean Grove, died Monday September 29 at home. He was a nuclear engineer for Westinghouse, in Pittsburgh, before retiring. He received his Bachelors Degree in Enginering and his PHd in Nuclear Engineering, both from New York University.  Mr. Andonedis designed nuclear power stations in Japan, Englnd, Brazil, France, Canada and the South Pole.  Anthony was a member St. George and St. Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral New York City and attended St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church, Ocean Township. Mr. Andonedis served in the United States Army during World War II. He was predeceased by his first wife Helen Psarrou Andonedis. Surviving are his wife Janeina Domka Andonedis, his step daughters Kasia Figurski of Clinton and Ania Tworzydlo of France, a step son Maciej Tworzydlo of Poland and 5 grandchildren, Ksawery Tworzydlo of Poland, Sarah and Daniel Figurski of Clinton and Philip and Alexander Pelc of France. Relatives and friends may call on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. A funeral service will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM at Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church 84-35 152nd Street Queens, NY with burial following at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Queens.

 

 


Joan Buckley

 

Joan Buckley, 83, of Ocean Grove, died Wednesday September 24, 2014 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. Mrs. Buckley was a Teacher Assistant for the Montessori Learning Center in Maywood, NJ before retiring. She was a communicant of the Church of the Ascension in Bradley Beach and volunteer at the Jersey Shore Performing Arts Center in Ocean Grove. Born in Paterson, NJ, she lived in the Bronx, then in Maywood before moving to Ocean Grove in 1985. Surviving are her husband, Kennedy E. Buckley, her son, Kennedy M. Buckley and his wife Amy of Mountainside, her daughter Karen Devcich and her husband Steve of Riverwoods, IL, her brother Robert Skinner of Midland, GA and three grandchildren, Steven Ryan Devcich, Christin Mary Devcich and Alexa Katherine Buckley. Relatives and friends may call Friday from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. A Mass of Christian burial will be offered on Saturday at 9:00 AM at the Church of the Ascension, 501 Brinley Avenue, Bradley Beach, with burial following at St. Raymond’s Cemetery, Bronx, NY. In lieu of flowers, contributions to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.


Ruth K. Hurley

 
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Aurora Robson

 

Aurora Robson, 86, of Ocean Grove, died Saturday August 23 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. Mrs. Robson was a school librarian and teacher at the Gables School in Neptune before retiring. She was a member of the Ocean Grove Ladies Auxilliary and was active in the Ocean Grove Children’s Show costume department and the Hydewood Baptist Church Bible Studies in North Plainfield. She was predeceasd by her husband George S. Robson in 1997. Surviving are her son, George S. Robson, III and his wife Sheri of Oakhurst, her daughter, Judy Hanes of Scituate, MA, her sister, Sophie Colangelo of Hillsborough, four grand children, Tammie Garner, George S. Robson, IV, David Robson and Rebekah Robson. A memorial service will be held at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Ocean Grove on Thursday August 28 at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Angel Fund 80 Embury Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756 would be appreciated. 


Cary P. Clayton

 

Cary P. Clayton, 71, of Neptune, died Friday August 8, 2014 at JerseyShore University Medical Center, Neptune. He was a Probation Officer for Monmouth County before retiring. Mr. Clayton was a veteran ofthe US Army, a member of the American Legion and he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from James Madison University. Surviving are his sons, David and his wife Julie of Robbinsville and Cary P. andhis wife Kimberly of Hamilton, his life partner, Pamela Murphy ofLake Como, his sister Judy Dusche of Tennessee and his 5grandchildren, Max, Emily, Winston, Konrad and Lennox. Relatives and friends may call on Friday August 22 from 11:00 AM with funera lservices beginning at 12:00 noon at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home,118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove, with burial following at Atlantic ViewCemetery, Manasquan. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties 3300 Route 66, Neptune, NJ 07753would be appreciated.


Walter F. Pittis

 

Services will be private. 


Walter R. Lee, Jr.

 

Walter R. Lee, Jr., 77, of Howell, died Thursday, July 10 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. During his early years, he was an electronics counter measure technician in the US Navy, with a search and rescue air crusader squad. After his hitch in the Navy, he attended he RCA Institute where he received his BSEE. His major employment was for Bell Labs, Perkin Elmer and chief engineer for Amutronics, Inc. during his retirement, he loved puttering on his property with his Kubota tractor and clearing his wooded acres. He was born in Elizabeth General Hospital to Walter R. Lee, Sr. and Mary Pulsifer Lee and raised in Hillside. He was pre deceased by his step son James (Jim) McChesney and by his in laws, Daniel and Lyla Betts Lupo. He is survived by his devoted wife Lee (Leona) McChesney Lee, his son, Robin Bannatyne and his wife Margaret and their son, Jeremy, his stepson W. Daniel McChesney and his daughter Amanda McChesney, his sister in law, Joyce Napolitani Procaccino and her husband, Vince and his niece, Marisa Napolitani, many friends and all animals. Relatives and friends may call on Tuesday from 3:00 - 7:00 PM at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. In lieu of flowers, Walt would have preferred donations to the Monmouth County SPCA, Wall Street, Eatontown.


Solomon Bernard

 

Services will be held at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home with burial following at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown, NJ.  


Manfred Oprotkowitz

 

Burial will be private.


John Preacher

 

John G. “Jack” Preacher, of Shark River Hills, Neptune, died Wednesday June 18, 2014. He was born in Perth Amboy, grew up in Woodbridge and graduated from Woodbridge High School in 1955. Mr, Preacher was a machinist mate in the US Navy, serving on a destroyer. He worked at National Lead in Sayreville, Hydro Labs, and Hydro Med Science in New Brunswick as a lab technician. He then worked as a machinist for Millennium Cell until his retirement. Jack was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Ocean Grove, served on the executive board of the Shark River Hills Homeowners Association and was an avid car enthusiast, who enjoyed working on cars. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Anna Preacher. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Dolores Preacher, his son David Preacher and his wife Kathy of Summit, his daughter Beth Ibbetson and her husband Michael of Warwick, NY and three triplet grandchildren, Emma, Deanna and Miranda; his brother Robert Preacher and his wife Carole of Peach Tree City, GA and his godchild Dr. Erik Hanson and his wife Dr. Ingrid Hanson of New Paltz, NY.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday June 21 at 11:00 AM at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 80 Embury Avenue, Ocean Grove. In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Food Pantry 80 Embury Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756 would be appreciated. 


Roy Zimmer

 

Services are private. 


Alice Lilieholm

 
Alice Collyer Lilieholm, 86, of Ocean Grove, formerly of Mountain Lakes, Bridport, VT and Lumberton, NJ, died Saturday June 14 at home.  She had worked as a teacher’s aid for the Mountain Lakes Elementary School before retiring in 1986.  Mrs. Lilieholm was born and raised in Chatham and was a graduate of Chatham High School, class of 1946.  She then attended Grove City College, Grove City, PA.  She was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, George in May. Surviving are her son, George Curtis Lilieholm, her daughters and their spouses, MaryAlice and Tim Colen of San Francisco, CA and Beth and Jeff Masingill of Victor, NY and 7 grandchildren, Sydney, Ryan and Marina Lilieholm, Leonora and Craig Colen and Scot and Grant Masingill.  Relatives and friends may call on Friday from 10:30 until funeral services at 11:30 at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove.  Committal services will be held in the chapel at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown at 1:30 PM.  In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Alzheimers Association of Greater, NJ 400 Morris Avenue, Suite 251 Denville, NJ 07834 in memory of the care she provided her husband would be appreciated. To e-mail a condolence message, please visit www.oceangrovememorialhome.com

 

 


Ruth Beemer

 

Ruth Shrader Beemer, 93, of Ocean Grove, died Wednesday June 11, 2014 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune.  Ruth was a homemaker, active in supporting her husband in his ministry. She was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Ocean Grove and a member of the Anne Forrester circle.  She was a graduate of Houghton College and was active in the Methodist community in Jersey City, Tenafly, Kearny, Hasbrouck Heights, and Roselle Park.  She was predeceased by her husband, Rev. Albert L. Beemer in 2003, by her son Ronald and by her sister, Mabel Johnson.  Surviving are her sons,  Gerald and his wife Cindy of Easton, MD, John and his wife Sandy Sutton of Ocean Grove, 5 grandchildren, Scott L. and his wife Erin, David L., Carrie, Dawn and her husband Chris and Catherine and her husband Avi, 4 great grandchildren, Zachary, Norah, Alys and Nathan and her extended family loved ones, Rev. Edwin Hahn and his wife Carol.  Relatives and friends may call on Sunday from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. A funeral service will be held on Monday June 16 at 10:00 AM at the funeral home, with interment following at Hackensack Cemetery, Hackensack, NJ.


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