Miscellaneous Monmouth County, New Jersey Obituaries

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Jan. 31, 2002 

Joseph T. Mansfield 
Copper Inspector 
Brielle resident Joseph T. Mansfield died Saturday, Jan. 26 in Laurelton Village, Brick Township.
He was 87 years old.
Born in Jersey City, Mr. Mansfield lived in Elizabeth before moving to Brielle 24 years ago.
He was employed for 43 years with Phelps Dodge Corporation, Elizabeth, retiring as a copper inspector in 1976.
He was a communicant of St. Denis Church, Manasquan.
Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Sophie Dubikowic Mansfield; three sons, Brother Terrance [Thomas], FMM, Clarence, N.Y., Robert, Elizabeth, and Richard [USAF-Retired], Silver Spring, Md.; and two grandchildren, Dawn and Dennis.
Funeral arrangements were from the Neary-Quinn Funeral Home, Manasquan. 

Eugene N. Geary
World War II Veteran 
Wall Township resident Eugene Nicholas Geary died Friday, Jan. 25 in Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune.
He was 86 years old.
Born in Akron, Ohio, Mr. Geary lived in Lambertville and Asbury Park before moving to Wall in 1946.
He was employed for many years as a custodian with the Township of Wall School Systems before retiring in the mid 70s. He was currently employed with Wash UR Car, Wall.
He was an active member for more than 40 years of the Pat Joyce Association, Wall, and was a member of the Wall Township Elks Lodge.
He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving from 1942-46 as a first sergeant in charge of guarding detail at the Nuremberg Trials.
Surviving are his loving wife of 35 years, Betty Caron Geary; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Dale Marie and Craig Chase, Stafford, Va., Kathleen Caron, Wall, and Marie A. and Peter W. Jost, Brick Township; one brother, Richard, DeLand, Fla., a brother-in-law, Vincent Cemino, Whiting; five grandchildren, Sarah and David Chase, Bradley and Hillary Jost, and Daniel Caron; and one nephew, Richard Geary Jr., Florida.
Funeral arrangements were from the O¹Brien Funeral Home, Wall. 

Norman Niven
Foreman 
Wall Township resident Norman Niven died Tuesday, Jan. 22 in his home.
He was 72 years old.
Born in Jamaica, N.Y., Mr. Niven lived in Old Bridge before moving to Wall 27 years ago.
He was employed for 34 years as a foreman with the New Jersey Bell Corporation, Farmingdale, retiring in 1991.
He was a member of the American Veterans Post No. 36, East Brunswick, the U.S. Power Squadron, and the Barnegat Bay Sail Club.
He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, and was a captain in the U.S. Coast Guard.
He was predeceased by his brother, Thomas Andrew, and his sister, Muriel Niven.
Surviving are his wife, Patricia Lally Niven; one son, Norman, California; two daughters, Mary Jane Niven, California, and Susan Niven, France; and three grandchildren, John, David, and Chelsea.
Funeral arrangements were from the Armitage Funeral Home, Wall.
Contributions in Mr. Niven¹s memory may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, St. Jude Children¹s Hospital, the American Labor Museum, or to a charity of your choice. 

Lena H. Haberstick
Taxi Service Owner 
Belmar resident Lena H. Haberstick died Wednesday, Jan. 23 in Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune.
She was 91 years old.
Born in Chester, Mrs. Haberstick moved to Belmar in 1944.
She was employed for many years as a seamstress with Roxanne Swim Suits, Bradley Beach, and she and her husband owned a taxi service in Belmar during the 1950s and 1960s.
She was one of the original ³Rosie the Rivet² girls who worked for the Picatinny Arsenal, Dover, during World War II.
She was a lifetime member of the Belmar Hook and Ladder Axillary, serving as secretary for 20 years. She was the original driver of the Belmar Coffee Wagon for the Belmar Fire Department, and a charter member of the Belmar First Aid Squad.
She was predeceased by her husband, Howard A. Haberstick Sr., her parents, Phillip and Anna Frey Hoffman, and her step-son, Jack Cook Haberstick Sr.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Robert H. Sr. and Barbara Lokerson Haberstick, Wall; one daughter, Barbara H. Staubitz, Belmar; three grandchildren, Robert G. Staubitz, Belmar, Robert H. Haberstick Jr., and Nancy Lynn Haberstick, both of Wall, five step-grandchildren, Jack C., Steven, Alan, David and Howard Haberstick, all of Pennsylvania; eight step great-grandchildren; her adopted grandson, Thomas Kellegher; and her cats, Stanley and Stewart.
Funeral arrangements were from the Johnson-McGinley Funeral Home, Wall. 

Mary Veronica Boyan
Bookkeeper 
Wall Township resident Mary Veronica Boyan died Tuesday, Jan. 22 in Sunnyside Manor, Wall.
Born in the Bronx, N.Y., Miss Boyan lived for many years in Yonkers, N.Y., before moving to Wall.
She was employed for 49 years with the New York Bell Telephone Company [now Verizon], retiring as head of bookkeeping in the White Plains, N.Y., office.
She was a communicant of St. Denis Church, Manasquan.
She was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Telephone Pioneers of America.
Surviving are one sister, Catherine B. Moran, Lakewood; two nephews, William C. Moran, Farmingdale, and James B. Moran, Normandy Beach; two nieces, Catherine G. Moran, Silver Springs, Md., and Elizabeth H. Maher, Washington, DC; eight grandnieces and nephews; and five great-grandnieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were from the Neary-Quinn Funeral Home, Manasquan.
Contributions in Miss Boyan¹s memory may be made to the Alzheimer¹s Foundation. 

John Joseph Farrell
Company President 
Little Silver resident John Joseph Farrell, whose sisters live in Sea Girt, Wall Township and Manasquan, died Monday, Jan. 21 in Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center, New Brunswick.
He was 71 years old.
Born in West Orange, Mr. Farrell lived in Milburn before moving to Little Silver three years ago. He maintained a summer home in Mantoloking for many years, and a home in Orlando, Fla.
He was a graduate of Seton Hall Prep School, and earned a degree from Holly Cross College, Class of 1951.
He was president of the International Terminal Operating Company, New York City, retiring as president in 1992.
He was a member of the Church of the Nativity, Little Silver, and a former parishioner of St. Rose of Lima Church, Short Hills.
Mr. Farrell was a longtime member and past president of the Downtown Athletic Club, New York City, and served as a chairman of the Heisman Trophy committee. He was a past president of both the General Stevedoring Council and the Whitehall Club. He was an active alumnus and held a current post on the Board of Trustees of Seton Hall Prep School. He was active with the Boy Scouts of America, the Essex County Country Club, and the Orange Tree Country Club, Orlando, Fla. He served on the board of directors of the New York Shipping Association and as past president of the USA Division of Inter-cargo Handling Coordination Association.
He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict serving as a lieutenant.
He was predeceased by his son, Matthew, one brother, Dick, and two sisters, Ann and Pat.
Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Gloria Palihnich Farrell; two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Gina, Bradley Beach, and Nicholas and Nora, Orlando, Fla.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen and Harry Dayton, Ridgefield, Conn., and Julie and Douglas Jackson, Little Silver; one brother, Judge Michael Farrell, Washington, D.C.; three sisters, Elizabeth Geiger, Sea Girt, Jane Meyer, Wall, and Susan Warnick, Manasquan; eight grandchildren, Sean, Nicholas, Jacob, and Hannah Farrell, Jessica and James Dayton, and Kileen and Douglas Farrell; and 47 nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were from the Neary-Quinn Funeral Home, Manasquan.
Contributions in Mr. Farrell¹s memory may be made to Seton Hall Prep School, Development Office, 120 Northfield Ave., West Orange, 07052, or Tomorrow¹s Children Fund, 30 Prospect Ave., Hackensack, 07601. 

Harold Landau
World War II Veteran 
Lancaster, Pa., resident Harold Landau, formerly of Wall Township, died Tuesday, Jan. 15 in Essa Flory Hospice Center.
He was 86 years old.
Born in New York City, Mr. Landau lived in the New York area and Wall before moving to Lancaster, Pa., in 1997.
He attended New York University, where he sang with the Collegiate Chorale under conductor Robert Shaw.
He was employed in the textile sales industry. After retirement, he became a licensed real estate broker and appraiser in New Jersey, and occasionally worked in retail and as a mediator for the American Arbitration Association.
He was a volunteer with Big Brothers of New York, Deborah Heart and Lung Association of New Jersey, the Clean Ocean Campaign of New Jersey, and Landis Valley Museum.
He was an avid tennis player, and a past member of the U.S. Tennis Umpires Association. He enjoyed golf, travel, gardening and his pets.
He was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II, serving as a cryptographic technician stationed in England, France, Luxembourg and Germany.
Surviving are his wife of 35 years, Pamela Philips Landau; one daughter, Diana Landau DeLory, San Francisco, and one sister, Selma Medoff, Worcester, Mass.
Funeral arrangements were from the Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pa. 

Joan L. Egan
Executive Secretary 
Red Bank resident Joan L. Egan, formerly of Avon-by-the-Sea, died Saturday, Jan. 26 in her home.
She was 76 years old.
Born in Elizabeth, Mrs. Egan lived in Newark and Avon before moving to Red Bank five years ago.
She was employed for 23 years as an executive secretary with the Monmouth County Department of Public Information, before retiring.
She was predeceased in 1989 by her husband, John.
Surviving are three sons, Bill, Neptune, Jay, Wall Township, and Joseph, Asbury Park; four daughters, Joan Patricia McDonald, Avon, Ellen Egan, Red Bank, and Ann Losch and Marguerite Fallon, both of Shrewsbury; two brothers, Joseph Long, Potomac, Md., and Jack Long, Sea Girt; one sister, Mary Virginia MacDonald, Spring Lake, and 16 grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are from the Reilly Funeral Home, Belmar. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. today in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Church, Avon.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mrs. Eagan¹s memory may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 200 Middlesex Turnpike, Iselin, 08830. 

Genevieve Domchick
Secretary 
Berkeley Township resident Genevieve J. Domchick, whose niece lives in Sea Girt, died Monday, Jan. 28 in King Manor Care Center, Neptune.
She was 85 years old.
Born in Harrison, Mrs. Domchick lived in Livingston for many years before moving to the Holiday City Carefree section of Berkeley Township in 1979.
She was employed for 30 years as a secretary with RCA Corporation, Harrison, retiring in 1967.
She was a former parishioner of St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, Berkeley, Township, where she belonged to the parish¹s Altar Rosary Society.
She was a member of the Carefree Singles, the Women¹s Club and the Garden Club.
She was a volunteer with Deborah and the Polish American Club, Toms River.
She was predeceased in 1987 by her husband, Daniel.
Surviving are one sister, Lorraine Nitek, Lake Hopatcong, a niece, Linda D¹Alessandro, Sea Girt, and other nieces and a nephew.
Funeral arrangements are from the Neary-Quinn Funeral Home, Manasquan. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. today in St. Denis Church, Manasquan. 

Alfred E. Siemers
Public Works Superintendent 
Wall Township resident Alfred E. Siemers died Monday, Dec. 31 in Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune.
He was 83 years old.
Born in Newark, Mr. Siemers lived in Wall most of his life.
He was employed by the Township of Wall, retiring as the superintendent of the Department of Public Works after 25 years.
He was an active member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Manasquan.
He was a charter member of the Wall First Aid Squad, an exempt member of the Glendola Fire Company, and a member of the Free & Accepted Masons Lodge No. 710, Ridgewood.
He enjoyed square dancing and was a former member of the Jersey Shore Promenaders and the Monmouth Squarers.
He was predeceased in 1982 by his brother, Herman.
Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Frances Williams Siemers; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were from the Johnson-McGinley Funeral Home, Wall.
Contributions in Mr. Siemers¹ memory may be made to the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church organ Fund, Main St. & Osborn Ave., Manasquan. 

William C. Nowels
Prominent Attorney 
Brielle resident William C. ³Nowosielski² Nowels died Monday, Jan. 28 in Burnt Tavern Rehabilitation & Care Center, Brick Township.
He was 93 years old.
Born and raised in Newark, Mr. Nowels lived in Wall Township before moving to Brielle 30 years ago.
While a young student he played the trombone and trumpet in the Ozzie Nelson Band and actively trained as a professional boxer.
He was a graduate of Rutgers Law School, and was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1931.
Mr. Nowels began his career as an attorney practicing in Newark and in 1941 was appointed a deputy attorney general and participated in the Charles Lindbergh kidnapping trial under former Governor Harold Hoffman¹s administration. In 1953 he formed a law partnership with Joseph Mirne in Asbury Park, and they opened the first law office in Wall in the early 1960s at the time the firm was known as Mirne, Nowels, Tumen, Fundler, Cornblatt, and Magee. In later years he became ³Of Counsel² to the firm Shebell & Schibell, Ocean Township, retiring in 1992.
He was both the Wall Township Municipal and Board of Education attorney for many years. He also served as borough attorney for Brielle for several years, and as the board of adjustment and planning board attorney for several municipalities in Monmouth and Ocean counties. In the late 70s, he served as municipal magistrate in Point Pleasant Beach.
He was the past president of the New Jersey League of Municipalities and the Institute of Municipal Attorneys.
He was an avid boater, fisherman, and golfer and conducted classes in seamanship and rules of navigation for the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a longtime member of the Brielle Riverview Seniors, serving as a board of director member. He enjoyed his lunch meetings with Tom Birdsall, Joe Ehret, Peter Schebell, and Lou Mauro.
He was predeceased by his parents, Felix and Mary Boleslaw Nowosielski, his former wife, Florence Sauickie Nowels, one brother and 12 sisters.
Surviving are his wife of 29 years, Edith Thorne Nowels; three sons, William C. Nowels Jr., a novelist in New York City, Dr. Anthony Nowels, a forensic, regulatory and administrative psychiatric consultant, and his wife Kathy, Pampano Beach, Fla., and John R, Lentz, Brielle; one daughter, Kathy Lentz Habick, and her husband Randal, Spring Lake; six grandchildren, Christian Nowels, California, Matthew and Michael Nowels, Florida, and Kristyn, Bryan, and Courtney Habick, Spring Lake.
Funeral arrangements are from the O¹Brien Funeral Home, Wall. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the funeral home, followed by a funeral service at 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Nowels¹ memory may be made to Riverview Seniors, c/o Brielle Borough Hall, Union Lane, Brielle, 08730. 

Arlene M. Hennessey
Loving Mother 
Manasquan resident Arlene Mary Hennessey died Tuesday, Jan. 29 in Lankenau Hospital, Montgomery, Pa.
Born in Bayonne, Ms. Hennessey lived in Washington, D.C. before moving permanently to Manasquan 16 years ago. She had been a life-long summer resident of Manasquan.
She was employed as an international gate agent with Continental Airlines at Newark Airport. Previously, she was employed for 25 years as an administrative assistant with the United States House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., retiring in 1985.
She was a communicant of St. Denis Church, Manasquan.
Surviving are her son, Edward J. Hennessey, Manasquan; one brother and sister-in-law, William E. and Margaret Hennessey, Elizabeth; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Grace C. and Michael Gilmartin, Glastonbury, Conn., and Patricia Hennessey and Patrick Hunt, Washington, D.C.; and many nieces and nephews, Kelly and Luke Helson, Erin Hennessey, Kevin Gilmartin, Thomas and Nancy Gilmartin, Bridget Hennessey, and Eamonn Hennessey.
Funeral arrangements are from the Neary-Quinn Funeral Home, Manasquan. Visiting will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow in St. Denis Church, Manasquan.
Contributions in Ms. Hennessey¹s memory may be made to the Education Fund for Edward Hennessey, c/o Jean-Luc Helson, 53 Marcellus Avenue, Manasquan, 08736. 


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