Dr. Ludwig A. Brall, DDS


Dr. Ludwig A. Brall, DDS, 91, of Ocean Grove died Tuesday, May 15. Dr. Brall was born in Patchogue, NY on September 8, 1926 and graduated Patchogue High School in 1944. After graduation, he enlisted in the US Army and served as an Infantryman with the 40th Infantry Division in the Phillippine Islands during World War II, earning the rank of Sergeant. Then he served in the Army of Occupation in Korea for one year. He enrolled in the University of Pennsylvania and graduated from the School of Dentistry in 1952. Dr. Brall served as a First Lieutenant in the 71st Army Hospital in Berlin, Germany for two years. In 1955, he opened his dental office in Patchogue and practiced there until his retirement in 1984. Surviving is his son Martin Brall and his wife Kathy of Calverton, NY. Relatives and friends may call on Saturday, May 19 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove.

Andrew J. Wilson, Esq.


Andrew J. “Andy” Wilson, of Interlaken died Tuesday May 15. Andy was born in Newark, to the late Caroline and Andrew Wilson. The family summered in Ocean Grove and became year round residents in 1939. In his boyhood days he enjoyed the beach, surf fishing, Boy Scout, camping, working at Howard Smith Hardware and being a Junior Fireman of the Washington Fire Company. Upon graduating from Neptune High School in 1945, he joined the US Navy and served aboard the USS Arkansa. Following his discharge, thanks to the GI Bill of Rights, he graduated from Seton Hall University. He then went on to Forham Law School while working summers as a mailman in Ocean Grove, doing deliveries for Olin Street Market, putting time in at the hardware store, selling postcards and working at a title company in New York City after classes two nights a week. In addition her served on the Washington Fire Company and First Aid Squad. In 1951, he married his sweetheart and best friend, Muriel Smith. After graduation from law school and passing the Bar Exam in 1952, he was employed by James R. Laird, Esquire in Asbury Park. Soon after, the partnership of Laird and Wilson was formed and the opened and office in Ocean Grove. During his career, he served as an attorney for the Neptune Township Board of Education and the United Methodist Homes of New Jersey and was the municipal attorney in Interlaken and Neptune City for 17 years and several years in Neptune and Wall Township. Andy enjoyed fishing, boating, golf, traveled extensively and when he was forty he discovered the love of his life – skiing. He was a devoted grandfather and enjoyed taking his grandchildren to the beach, amusement parks and road trips and tried to get them to enjoy fishing and skiing as much as he did. Each grandchild was taken to Washington, DC for their twelfth birthday to help the appreciate their country. He was past president of the Asbury Park Rotary Club and a Paul Harris recipient. He loved the Jersey Shore, his profession and most of all, his family. He was a good and honorable man. Andy will be greatly missed by his devoted wife of 66 years, Muriel, by his beloved daughters, Kathy Silvester of Vermont, Linda Fitzpatrick and her husband Tom and Peggy Wilson all of New Jersey. Also surviving are his cherished grandchildren, Tom and Ryan Fitzpatrick, Emily Sprogis, Lindsey Estep and Patrick and Jacqueline Briody. Last but not least, are his five cherished great grandchildren, McKayla, Madison and Mila Fitzpatrick, and Juris Sprogis and Colin Estep. Relatives and friends may call on Friday from 3:00 – 7:00 PM at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. A private graveside service will be held at Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls. In lieu of flowers, leave with fond memories of a good man.

Vivian A. Carr


Vivian A. Carr, 92, died peacefully at her Long Branch home on Sunday April 29. Vivian had a 40-year career in the electronic and telecommunications industry. President-Emeritus and Fellow of the Radio Club of America (RCA), Vivian was known for her work at Bell Telephone Labs, and most notably for her pioneering spirit and successfully breaking the glass ceilings at Bell labs, the IEEE, and RCA, as the first woman member and officer in those organizations. The annual RCA “Vivian Carr Award”, established in 2004, is given for “substantial contributions” made by women to the world of communications. She worked for, held officer positions in and received numerous recognitions from the aforementioned firms as well as AT&T. She was the first female Member and served on Board of Director of the NY Engineers Club. She was a graduate of Iowa State University in Ames, IA, graduating with a degree in Engineering Economics in1973 and she graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1981. Vivian was a steadfast advocate of animal rights. She was a member of the Long Branch Women’s Club, Breakwater Beach Club, and Deal Golf & County Club. She enjoyed gardening and bridge. Born in Orange, NJ on November 22, 1925, she lived in Maplewood and Ocean Grove before moving to Long Branch. She was predeceased by her husband John William Carr in 2002, and by her parents Pierre Laclare Alling and Katherine Vivian Haskard Alling. Surviving are her numerous friends, caregivers and grateful animals. Friends may call on Friday from 10:00 AM with a funeral service beginning at 12:00 noon at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. Interment will follow at Hollywood Memorial Park, Union. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Monmouth County

Willam P. Walton, III

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William P. Walton, III, age 74, of Orient, Maine and formerly Ocean Township, NJ died April 28, 2018 in Bangor, ME. He had lived in Asbury Park and Ocean Township, NJ and in 2006, upon his retirement, he and his wife resided in the willy-wags of northern Maine, in the small town of Orient.  Born in Trenton, NJ, to William P. Walton Jr. and Mildred (née Stothart), Bill grew up in Asbury Park and graduated from Asbury Park High School, St. Lawrence University (B.S. 1965), Canton, NY, and the McAllister Institute of Funeral Service (1966), New York City. After his training Bill became a licensed funeral director. He owned and operated both the former Farry Memorial Home in Asbury Park and the Ocean Grove Memorial Home until he retired in 2005. He had been active as a member of several funeral directors’ associations.  Mr. Walton had been an active member of many social and community service organizations over the years. As a youth, he attained the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America and was an awardee of the Silver Beaver Award. He belonged to the Rotary Club of Asbury Park and later the Rotary Club of Houlton. He was a member of The Wheelman Club of Asbury Park. He was formerly a member of the Asbury—Jordan Lodge No. 142, Free and Accepted Masons, Neptune, NJ and when he moved to Maine, he became a member of Monument Lodge No. 96, A.F. & A.M., Houlton, ME. He was a charter member of the Chiputneticook Lakes International Conservancy, Inc., a lake association headquartered in Orient, Maine. He was a director for many years for the Woodie Wheaton Land Trust in Forest City, ME and was also a member of the Aroostook Riders ATV Club. Bill had many interests and hobbies. He was a hunter, a bass and salmon fisherman and a moving target shooter. He was a champion of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. He was a life member of the National Rifle Association, National Skeet Shooting Association, Wayside Skeet Club and the former Earle Shooter’s Club in New Jersey, and a member of the Presque Isle Fish and Game Association and of the Calais Rod & Gun Club in Maine. As a youth he practiced leathercrafts and later in life he became interested in designing, carving and painting cedar logs all with a wildlife motif. Bill was an avid Macintosh computer user. He built and maintained internet websites for his funeral home, the Woodie Wheaton Land Trust and his own website, www.ChipLakeNEWS.org. He also wrote a weekly electronic newsletter, the ChipLakeNEWS, from 2001 until his death. Bill was an avid life-long ice hockey fan and was an organizing founder of the former Jersey Shore Hockey League, Bricktown. He was a fan of Le (Bleu, Blanc et Rouge) Habitants and in the summer switched his interest to the Bronx Bombers. He also loved playing hearts and backgammon. With his daughter and son-in-law, he and his wife owned and operated the Million Dollar View Restaurant in Weston Maine for several years in the late 1990s. He was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, the former Heather (née Ferguson) a son, John David and his wife, Rachel (née Mizrahi) of Ocean, two daughters, Jill Plummer and her husband, Buck, of Brookton, Maine and Cynthia Lynne Vellinga and her husband, Chris, of Brick, NJ, two grandsons, Ben and Sam Plummer and two granddaughters, Victoria and Alexa Walton. An informal gathering to celebrate Bill’s life will be held 3:00-7:00 pm on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Bowers Funeral Home, 10 Water Street, Houlton, ME. Friends may also call on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 1:00-4:00 pm at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ. All are welcome to attend, and friends are encouraged to share a remembrance. In lieu of flowers, a contribution in Bill’s name to the Monmouth Council Boy Scouts of America, 705 Ginesi Road, Morganville NJ 07751; the Woodie Wheaton Land Trust, 2 Grove Road, Forest City, ME 04413; CLIC, the lake association in Orient, ME; or to your favorite charity, would be appreciated.

Claude V. Allen


Claude V. Allen, 93, of Seabrook Village, Tinton Falls, died Tuesday April 17, 2018 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. Mr. Allen was a Mechanical Engineer for the John Dusenbery Company in Randolph before retiring in 1992. He was an usher at the Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove, an usher and member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, and the Ocean Grove Fishing Club. He enjoyed wood working, building and repairing clocks and doll houses and was the stained glass teacher at the Neptune Senior Center. Mr. Allen was a Staff Sargent serving in the US Army Air Corps during World War II receiving the purple heart medal. Born in Richmond, VA, he lived in Tranquility, NJ for many years then moved Ocean Grove and eventually Seabrook Village where he resided for 18 years. He was predeceased by his first wife Marian H. Allen in 2000 and by his second wife Jane Reynolds Allen in 2001. Surviving are his fiancé Mary Ann Franke, his sons, Ronald K. Allen and his wife JoAnn of Cranford, and Bruce W. Allen and his wife Joy of Newton. Relatives and friends may call on Sunday April 22 from 4:00- 6:00 PM at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday April 24 at 12:00 noon at the funeral home with burial following at Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Seabrook Village Resident Care Fund, 3000 Essex Road, Tinton Falls, NJ 07753 would be appreciated.

Joan Bender


Joan Bender, 81, wife of Rev. Robert Bender, went home to be with her Lord on Easter Sunday April 1, 2018. Born on Easter Sunday, April 12, 1936 in Paterson, she was a graduate of Eastside High School. Joan worked as a medial secretary for Dr. Don Choi in Neptune for the last 20 years. She was a faithful member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Ocean Grove and formerly the Ramapo Reformed Church of Mahwah. Jean leaves behind her beloved husband of 59 years Robert, her son, Bruce Bender, her daughters and sons in law, Kimberly (Bender) and Charles O’Gorman and Laura (Bender) and Scott Gentiluomo. She is also survived by her sister, Margret Egedy and her five grandchildren, Joseph, Juliann and Darin Gentiluomo and Robert and Avery O’Gorman. Relatives and friends may visit on Friday, April 6 between 5:00 and 8:00 PM, with a funeral beginning at 8:00 PM at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. The interment and a brief service will be Saturday April 7 at 11:30 AM at the Ramapo Reformed Church Cemetery, Mahwah. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association.





William Carey “Bill” Zimmerman

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William Carey “Bill” Zimmerman, 85, of Ocean Grove, died peacefully at Jersey Shore Medical Center on March 15th, 2018. Bill is survived by his wife of 57 years, Karla, Daughter Laura Graham (Michael), Son Tom Zimmerman (Ines), Granddaughter Tara Steadman (Ken), Grandson Sean Graham and step Granddaughters Valerie and Virginia Grimm. Bill graduated from Neptune High School in 1950. Mr. Zimmerman proudly served in the United States Army 511th Airborne Infantry Regiment. He worked at the Pathway Market in Ocean Grove. He was a Display Advertising Executive for 34 years for the Asbury Park Press and was a longtime member of the Washington Fire Company of the Ocean Grove Fire Department, serving as Chief twice and Chairman of the Board of Fire Commissioners. He was also a member of the Ocean Grove First Aid Squad where he served as Captain and President. Bill was an Ocean Grove Auditorium Usher for 64 years. Bill was a Mason, Past Master of Ocean Lodge #89 in 1988. He was a communicant of St James Episcopal Church in Bradley Beach for over 50 years and was a life member of The American Legion in Neptune Bill loved the beach and was a diehard Giants football fan. Mr. Zimmerman was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Rena Zimmerman and by his infant Daughter Christine in 1969. A Viewing will be held Thursday March 22nd, 2018 from 2-4pm with a masonic service beginning at 3;00pm and 7-9pm at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home,118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. The funeral will be held at 10;30 at the funeral home with the burial to follow at Monmouth Memorial Park on Route 33 in Tinton Falls.In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Bill’s memory to either St James Episcopal Church in Bradley Beach or the Ocean Grove Washington Fire Company.

Dan Edward Noxon


Dan Edward Noxon, of Schroon Lake, NY, born on June 1,1947 in Ticonderoga, NY, to the late Edward and Norma Noxon, passed away at age 70 on February 24,2018 in Freehold NJ. A graduate of Rensselaer with a B.S. in Engineering. An avid skier Dan met his wife of 45 years, Patricia Werner, while a member of a ski club. He retired from the Garden State Parkway where he was Head of Maintenance. He is survived by his sons, Edward and wife Stacie Noxon;Richard and wife Angela Noxon; sister, Kristine and husband Bill Tribou; and grandchildren, Trevor and Travis Noxon. Friends and family are welcome to attend the memorial service on Saturday, March 3 at 2 PM at the Ocean Grove Memorial, 118 Main Ave, Ocean Grove, NJ.

Alba Brunetto


Alba M. Brunetto, 96, of Ocean Grove, died Wednesday February 14, 2018 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune.  Mrs. Brunetto was a teacher last working for the Essex County Board of Education at the Essex County Vocational school.  Also she taught at Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament.  She received her teachers certificate from St. Elizabeth College in 1971. Music was her life.  She was a professional level singer, having sung at the 1964 World’s Fair and at Carnegie Hall.  She played the Harp, Organ and Piano and was a member of the Hall of Fame of the Bloomfield Federation of Music.  Alba belonged to many choir groups and she was the resident harpist for many years at the Van Tassel Funeral Home, Bloomfield.  Born in Belleville, she summered in Ocean Grove for over 50 years before retiring to her home on Stockton Avenue 12 years ago.  She was predeceased by her husband Anthony Brunetto in 1985.  She was a devoted mother to her son David A. Brunetto. Also surviving are her brother and his wife, Elmo and Ella Pascale, her sister in Law, Rose Brunetto, her nieces Martha Weston and her husband, Richard,  and Phyllis Crowell, her nephew, Nick Brunetto and his wife Donna, her cousin Lois Corbo, her friends, Mary Martin, Al and Joyce Dawson, Nancy Paugh, Rose and Sal Geraci and Fran McLaughlin and many other friends and family.  Relatives and friends may call on Friday February 23, from 3:00 – 8:00 PM at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 9:30 AM at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 80 Embury Avenue, Ocean Grove.  Interment will follow at Bloomfield Cemetery in Bloomfield.  In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church or the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association, 54 Pitman Avenue, Ocean Grove, would be appreciated. 

Linda D. Keenan


 Linda Diana Keenan (nee Aponte), 72, of Lakewood, formerly of Ocean Grove, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. Born in Noumea, New Caledonia, Linda was the second of four children and emigrated to the United States in 1945. She was a nurse by profession, who cared for her patients like family. She taught Sunday School at Ascension Church and volunteered with the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. She loved the beach and doting on her family. Linda is survived by her devoted husband, Charles D. Keenan, Jr.; her loving daughter, Danielle L. Daly (nee Cornelius); her legally adopted nephews, Dr. Christopher Aponte and Gregory (Lorena) Aponte; her grandchildren, Nicholas Bauter and Alexandria Gross, whom she adored; her great-granddaughter, Juliet Aponte; her dedicated siblings, Gerald (Jacqueline) Aponte and Joelle (Edward Kolling) Aponte. She is also survived by her husband’s children, grand-children, and great-grandson; three nieces and their families; and a large family of aunts, uncles and cousins in New Caledonia. Linda was predeceased by her parents, John and Louise Aponte, and her youngest sister, Carlyn Aponte. Relatives and friends may call on Monday, February 12, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday February 13, at Roman Catholic Church of the Ascension, 501 Brinley Avenue, Bradley Beach. In lieu of flowers, contributions to a memorial bench on the Ocean Grove boardwalk may be made at www.gofundme.com/lindakeenan.

George Eckhardt


Services will be private.

Ruth Meglio


Services will be private.

Michael N. Palermo

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Michael N. Palermo, 93, of Seabrook Village, Tinton Falls, formerly of Ocean Grove, died Friday January 26, 2018 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. He was an educator working as a teacher and principal in Millville, NJ and Long Island before retiring in 1992. After retiring to Ocean Grove, he became active with the Ocean Grove Citizens Patrol and served on the Board of the Neptune Township Public Library. He was a communicant of the Roman Catholic Church of the Ascension, where he served as an usher. Mr. Palermo served with the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He leaves behind many friends in Ocean Grove. Surviving are his wife Betty Holtz Palermo, his daughters, Patricia Palermo and her spouse Victoria of San Francisco, CA, Lisa Palermo of Portland, OR, his son, James Palermo and his wife Barbara of Pittsboro, NC, his grandsons, Anthony and Alec and his wife Cheryl, his granddaughters, Sophia and Luciana and his great granddaughters, June and Bella. Relatives and friends may call on Tuesday January 30 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. A mass of Christian burial will be offered on Wednesday at 11:30 AM at the Church of the Ascension, 501 Brinley Avenue, Bradley Beach. Interment will be at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Church of the Ascension would be appreciated.

Phyllis Keutgen


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Phyllis was born in Brooklyn NY the daughter of Laura Grant and Benjamin Parry. She spent much of her childhood with her younger brother Fred in various cities around the US as their meteorologist father was transferred to different sites. By high school they had arrived back in the east coast and she graduated from Lyndhurst (NJ) High School. She went on to Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT and the University of Connecticut.  WW II intervened while she was at UConn and she left school to work with the Red Cross reporting to the US Army Nurse Corps on hospital trains carrying wounded soldiers around the US. While serving she met David Keutgen standing in line at the airport, both returning to base. They were married May 18, 1946. They had two daughters, Elizabeth (Betti) and Margaret (Peggi.) Phyllis and Dave moved to Packanack Lake, Wayne, NJ and raised their daughters there. Phyllis was active as a 4-H leader and made all the dresses her daughters wore. She also taught Sunday School at Packanack Community Church. Being of Welsh descent was a very important part of her identity. Phyllis was an active member of the Women’s Welsh Clubs of America eventually becoming the national president of the organization. In that role she served on the Board of The Welsh Home, Rocky River, OH.  After Dave died in 1987, she moved to their Shore home in Ocean Grove, NJ. There she became active in The Historical Society, Meals on Wheels, Citizen’s Patrol, The Fishing Club, The Sally Girls, The Jersey Shore Women’s Club and Women’s Circle at St Paul’s Methodist Church. She also enjoyed many meals at The Starving Artist and ice cream cones at Day’s Ice Cream. In 2012 with her eyesight failing, she moved into Francis Asbury Manor. There she left her mark as president of the Residents Council. She was also active with the Spiritual Life Committee and Chat with the Chaplin.  She shared her thoughts about how things should be done with the management as her time on Board of The Welsh Home had given her very strong feelings of how “homes for the elderly” should be run. When FAM became Allegria at Ocean Grove she took the opportunity to become friends with the new managers and share her advice.  She loved the staff and shared her Bingo winnings with everyone.  She loved it when the whole family would come to The Grove in the summer. And right up to the end of her life she enjoyed hearing and sharing stories of her grands and great-grands. “Be friends. Be kind. This is the most important thing.” In keeping with her very clear wishes, there will be no memorial service. In the spring there will be a graveside service with family as her remains are buried with her dear husband in Pompton Reformed Church, Pompton Lakes, NJ.  She was predeceased by her brother, Fred. Phyllis is survived by: Daughters - Elizabeth (Dan) Abbas and Margaret (Mark) Warburton Grandchildren - Erika (Matt) Hanna, Geoff (Kristen) Abbas, Melissa (Chris) Leishman and Meredith Warburton  Great-grandchildren - Ben Abbas, Gideon Abbas, Zachary Hanna, Alexander Hanna and Avery Leishman Several nieces, nephews and cousins And her very best friend at FAM and Allegria - Marilyn Smith.  In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions in her name to

The Welsh Home Attention: Sarah Koch 22199 Center Ridge Rd. Rocky River, OH 44116 or a charity of your choice. 

Reba Fox


Reba Fox, age 93, of Ocean Grove, New Jersey, passed away peacefully early on Saturday, January 20, 2018.  She was born Reba Stahl in Bowling Green, Kentucky, moved to Indianapolis with her husband, Herman Owens, where they both worked at a government naval plant.  She later became a hairdresser, opening a hair salon in her home.  Reba’s religious faith was always at the center of her life, and she enjoyed singing and playing the piano in her church.  In 1997, she moved to New Jersey. Reba is survived by two daughters, Carole Bergen of Ft. Myers, Florida and Angela Butler of Ocean Grove, New Jersey, three grandchildren, Michelle Pudwell, Donna Peterman, and John Butler and two brothers, Harold Stahl and Norman Stahl.  Visitation and a short service will be held at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue on Tuesday, January 23, from 3:30-6:30 pm. The service will begin at 6:00 PM.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund (www.curealz.org). ;The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Manor By the Sea for their loving care of Reba.  

Stephen Miele


Steven Miele, of Ocean Township, formerly of New York, died January 19, 2018. A chapel service and burial will be at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown.

Robert E. Hampson

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Robert E. Hampson, 91, of Ocean Grove, formerly of Nutley, died Wednesday, January 17 at Meridian Jersey Shore Hospital, Neptune.    Mr. Hampson worked for over 40 years at Walter Kidde and then Sabrett before retiring in 2004.   He was a member of St. Paul’s, Ocean Grove, and Vincent United Methodist Church, Nutley.  He was a member of the Ocean Grove Tent Community for over 45 years.   He served our country in the US Navy during WWII.  His family would like to thank the Allegria Staff, Ocean Grove, (formerly Francis Asbury) for their friendly and caring support his last couple years as a resident. He was predeceased by his wife, Barbara, and brother, James.   Surviving are his loving family including sons and daughter in laws, Doug and Kathy of Holland, Pa., Greg and Anita of Sparta, and Cliff and Donna of Lake Mary, Fl., his daughter and son in law, Sue and Rob Beachley of Neptune, 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. A funeral service for family and friends will be held on Monday, January 22 at 10 am at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. The graveside service for family and friends will be at 2:30 pm at East Ridgelawn Cemetery, 255 Main Avenue, Clifton.   Family and friends may call on Sunday, January 21 from 1 pm to 5 pm at the funeral home.  Contributions in his name to St. Paul’s, the Ocean Grove Church, Vincent United Methodist Church, or the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association would be appreciated by the family.

Roland D. Howard


Roland D. Howard , 78, of Neptune City, died Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center with his beloved wife of 56 years, Nancy, by his side.  Mr. Howard (known as “Doug”) was a teacher with the Monmouth County Vocational School System for 26 years before retiring.  He excelled at fixing anything with a motor and loved fishing and cracking a good joke.  He was an exempt member of the Washington Company of the Ocean Grove Fire Department.  Born in Kinston, N.C., he moved to Millburn, N.J. at the age of 19, where he met his wife.  They lived in Irvington before moving to Ocean Grove in 1962.  He remained a resident of Neptune and Neptune City.  Surviving are his wife, Nancy E. Howard, son, Randy D. Howard and wife, Deborah, daughter Holly H. Heron, sisters: Merle Jean, Maxine, Dixie, Diana, Grace, Rose, Daisy, Carmen, and their families, his granddaughters Hadley Heron, Courtney Schiereck, grandson William Schiereck and great-grandchildren Emerald Bowers and Alina Schiereck. Relatives and friends may call on Tuesday January 16 from 4pm to 7pm with a Fireman’s service at 6:00 PM at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove.

James Dale


 James A. Dale, 83, of Neptune, formerly of Ocean Grove, died Friday January 5, 2018 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. He worked for Nestle in Freehold for 23 years until retiring. After that, he worked as a bus driver for Little peoples Bus Company. Mr. Dale was a veteran of the United States Army. He enjoyed bingo and playing cards. He was predeceased by his wife Eileen Dale in 2009. Surviving is his daughter, Janice Marshall of Neptune City, his step daughter Eileen Hanley of Wasington State, his step son, Roger Johnson of Ocean Grove, his cousins, Janet and Joyce of Scranton, PA, four grandchildren Selena, Denny, Crystal and Tonya, 7 great grandchildren, Anthony, William, Carmine, Desseri, Clinton, Alyssa and Marissa. Services will be private.


Services will be private.

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