Miscellaneous Ocean County, New Jersey Obituaries - 2002

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VIRGINIA R. BACKLE, 75, of Brick died Nov. 1 in Meridian Nursing Home, Brick. Born in North Bergen, she lived in West New York before moving to Brick 24 years ago. She was a bookkeeper at the DiFeo Buick dealership, West New York, for 40 years, retiring in 1997. Afterward, she worked as a clerk at Macyís in the Ocean County Mall, Toms River. She was a communicant of St. Dominicís Roman Catholic Church, Brick. Surviving are her husband, Frank J.; a son, Frank. J. Jr. of Bear, Del.; a sister, Lillian Rosenberg of Brick; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Colonial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. A Mass was offered at St. Dominicís Roman Catholic Church, Brick. Interment was in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Englewood.

DOROTHY MERKEL BLUHM, 90, of Spotswood, formerly of Brick, died Nov. 10 at St. Peterís University Hospital, New Brunswick. Born in North Bergen, Mrs. Bluhm resided in Brick Township for 25 years before moving to Spotswood two years ago. She was a volunteer at Medical Center of Ocean County, Brick Hospital, in the hospitalís thrift store. Mrs. Bluhm was predeceased by her husband, Albert, in 1972; and two daughters, Margaret and Lorraine. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Karol Bluhm of Spotswood; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services were held in the Brunswick Memorial Home, East Brunswick. A Mass was offered at Immaculate Conception Church, Spotswood. Interment was in Holy Name Cemetery, Jersey City.

JOHN TIMOTHY "TIM" CRONIN of Point Pleasant Beach died Nov. 10 in Meridian Hospice, Brick. Born in Camden, he grew up in Oaklyn and Audubon, later settling in Point Pleasant Beach. Mr. Cronin was the program development specialist for the New Jersey Deaf Project and Independent Living Programs for the state of New Jersey. Prior to assuming this position, he was a vocational rehabilitation specialist for the New Jersey Department of Labor and had taught at the Archway School in Atco. Mr. Cronin was awarded his bachelorís degree from Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C., in 1972 and a masterís degree in deaf education from Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College), Westminster. He served on various advisory committees for deaf advocacy as part of his professional responsibilities to the deaf and hearing impaired in New Jersey. He also was involved in the mentoring of young deaf adults. He was an active participant and officer of New Jersey Deaf Awareness Week Inc., serving as its vice president and trustee; was president of the Monmouth-Ocean Deaf Community Association Inc.; and was a member of the Monmouth-Ocean Deaf Bowling Leagues. Mr. Cronin is survived by his wife of 28 years, Virginia (Jean) McNerney Cronin; his children, Drew, 18, and twin daughters, Meghan and Caitlin, 11; a brother, R. Neil Cronin of Pipersville, Pa.; two sisters, Patricia Van Gilder of Perrinton, Mich., and Marie Hull of Brick, and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. A Mass was offered at St. Peterís Roman Catholic Church, Point Pleasant Beach. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to New Jersey Deaf Awareness Week Inc., 32 Fairway Ave., West Orange 07052. The OíBrien Funeral Home, Brick, was in charge of arrangements.

PETER M. HOGAN, 51, of Brick died Nov. 18 in the Medical Center of Ocean County, Brick. Born in Staten Island, N.Y., he lived in South Amboy before moving to Brick nine years ago. He was employed as an electronics technician for N.J. Semiconductor Products, Springfield, for the past 18 years. He was previously employed at E.I. DuPont, Parlin, in the F&F Division. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving during the Vietnam era. He was a member of St. Denis Church, Manasquan. He was predeceased by his father, James J. Hogan, in 1995, and a brother, James, in 1967. Surviving are his wife, Jeannine Gundrum Hogan; two sons, James R. and Patrick M., both at home; his mother, Marie Gallagher Hogan of Whiting; a brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Denice Hogan of Sayreville; and 13 nieces and nephews. A Mass was offered at St. Maryís Church, South Amboy. Interment was in Old Tennent Cemetery, Tennent. Arrangements were provided by Gundrum Service Home for Funerals, South Amboy.

JOSEPH "13" BYRNES, 37, of Brick died Nov. 2 in Brick. He was a communicant of the Church of the Visitation, Brick. Born in Newark, he lived in Brick most of his life. Surviving are his mother, Eileen McVeigh of Brick; two brothers, James Byrnes of Pennsylvania, and Robert Byrnes of Brick; three sisters, Donna Mann and Denise Arendt, both of Brick, and Carolea Kuckelsberg of Toms River; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held at Weatherhead Young Funeral Home, Brick. Interment was in Ocean County Memorial Park, Toms River.

DOUGLAS E. ULBRICHT, 43, of Bayville died Nov. 4 at home. Born in Elizabeth, he lived in Toms River before moving to Bayville 23 years ago. He was the owner of Advanced Irrigation Systems Co. in Bayville for the past three years. Surviving are his wife, Joni McIndoe; his father and mother, Edwin Ulbricht of Brick, and Frances Young of Plant City, Fla.; a son and daughter, Kevin and Tracey, both at home; and a sister, Suzanne Dietrich of Succasunna, Roxbury Township, Morris County. A private cremation was held. Arrangements were provided by Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, Toms River.

ANGELINA "LENA" CROCE, 85, of Brick, died Oct. 31 at Laurelton Village Nursing Home, Brick. Born in Hoboken, she lived in Secaucus before moving to Brick a year ago. Mrs. Croce was a homemaker. She was predeceased by her husband, Pasquale "Pat" in July; a brother, Martin Pepe; and a sister, Ann Tambone. Surviving are a daughter and her companion, Pat Croce and Shawn Jarvis of Brick; and a sister, Catherine Aufiero of Lakewood. Services were held at Weatherhead Young Funeral Home, Brick. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

MARY PERRY KONVIT VENTURA, 89, of Brick died Oct. 30 in Laurelton Village Nursing Home, Brick. Born in Portugal, she lived in Newark before moving to Brick in 1977. She was the owner/operator of Mayrose Sportswear Co., Newark, for 20 years, retiring 35 years ago. She was a communicant of Visitation Roman Catholic Church, Brick. She was predeceased by her first husband, John Konvit; her second husband, Antonio Ventura; and a daughter, Carole Ann Gosztyla. Surviving are a daughter, Mary Gallagher of Newark; a brother, Gene Perry of Brick; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home, Brick. Services were private. 

THERESA GALENKO, 79, of Brick, died Oct. 29 at home. Born in Germany, she came to the United States in 1950 and lived in Jersey City and Bayonne before moving to Brick in 1982. Mrs. Galenko was an office clerk for Discount Brokerage Corp., New York City, for many years. Surviving are her husband, Trofim; two sons, Erick of Orange Park, Fla., and Frederick of Riverside, Calif.; two daughters, Elizabeth Arnone and Wilma Galenko, both of Brick; a sister, Kathe Egger of Germany; and four grandchildren. Weatherhead Young Funeral Home, Brick, was in charge of arrangements. Interment was private.

HARVEY H. SHATTO, 94, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., formerly of West Long Branch and Brick, died Oct. 28 at the Medical Center of Port St. Lucie. He was born in West Fairview, Pa. He retired from the post engineers, Fort Monmouth, where he worked for more than 30 years. He was chairman of the West Long Branch Board of Health for 17 years, a charter member of the Northeast Monmouth County Regional Sewerage Authority, and served with the West Long Branch Police Reserve for 15 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Long Branch Elks, the Savannah Club of Port St. Lucie, the Savannah Club Golf League, and was a lifetime member of the Savannah Club Menís Club. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and had been a member of the West Long Branch Rod and Gun Club. Mr. Shatto is survived by his wife of 68 years, Rosalie; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald J. and Karen of West Long Branch, and Alan and Kathy of Okeechobee, Fla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Bart Rice of Centennial, Colo.; 13 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held at Holy Name Catholic Church, Port St. Lucie, Fla. Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Family Catholic Church Building Fund, 2330 S.E. Mariposa Ave., Port St. Lucie, FL 34952.

MARY BENNETT, 91, of Freehold Township died Nov. 28 at home. Born in the Herbertsville section of Brick Township, she resided there and in Glendola prior to moving to Freehold Township more than 70 years ago. She was a lunchroom attendant at Freehold Township Schools from 1960-82. Prior to that, she worked at A. and M. Karagheusian Rug Mill, Freehold, in the 1920s and Ď30s. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Freehold. She was a 7th Degree member of Monmouth Grange No. 92. She was predeceased by her husband, William A. Bennett in 1982; and a son, George H. Bennett in 1981. She is survived by her son, Floyd W. Bennett at home; her sister, Jennie Gifford of Herbertsville; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be Dec. 4 at 11 a.m. at Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold, followed by interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Freehold.

SALVATORE S. GENTILE, 82, of Oceanport died Nov. 12 at Gateway Care Center, Eatontown. Born in New York City, he resided in Long Branch before moving to Oceanport 45 years ago. Mr. Gentile was the vault manager at Bank of New York, New York City, for 20 years, retiring 20 years ago. He was a parishioner of the Church of the Precious Blood, Monmouth Beach. He served with the U.S. Army. He was a Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 335, and a member of the Old Guard, both Long Branch. He was very active in local activities and received the Oceanport Borough Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001, and the Monmouth County Park System Achievement Award for Voluntary Service in 1992. Active in senior activities, he was past president of the Oceanport Seniors and was named Man of the Year by the Monmouth County Senior Citizens Council. He was also appointed to the advisory council of the Monmouth County Office on Aging by the Monmouth County Freeholders. He was instrumental in forming Oceanportís library and served as the library associationís vice president. Mr. Gentile was predeceased by his wife, Rose Gioscia Gentile, in 1986. He is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Angela and Kevin Coyle, and Virginia Whitfill, all of Brick; and one granddaughter. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at the Church of the Precious Blood, followed by interment at Woodbine Cemetery, Oceanport. Memorial donations may be made to the Knights of Columbus, P.O. Box 493, Long Branch 07740. Arrangements were handled by Damiano Funeral Home, Long Branch.

DANIEL ALEXANDER RUPPERT, 42, of Montclair, formerly of Brick, died Nov. 10 in Brick Hospital. Born in Jersey City, he lived in Union City and Brick before moving to Montclair. He was a stockbroker for the New York Mercantile Exchange for 16 years. He was a member of St. Dominic Church, Brick. He graduated from Brick Township High School, where he played football and ran track. He also graduated from Montclair State with an M.B.A., and was a member of the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity. He boxed for the Police Athletic League. He was predeceased by his father, Gilbert Alexander Ruppert in 2001. Surviving are his mother, Mary Ruppert, and a brother, John Ruppert, both of Brick. Colonial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

MARJORIE "MARGIE" SCHREIBER, 86, of Brick, died Nov. 10 in Laurelton Village Nursing Home, Brick. Born in Paterson, she lived in Newark before moving to Brick 39 years ago. She was a homemaker. She was predeceased by her husband, William, in 1971. Surviving are a daughter, Brendalee Schreiber of Brick; and two granddaughters. Services were held at Pable-Evertz Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. Interment was in Ocean County Memorial Park, Toms River.

ROSANNA FRANCES McNEIL YOUNG, 80, of Brick died Nov. 10 in Brick Hospital. Born and raised in Jersey City, she moved to Brick 28 years ago. She worked for Western Electric, Kearny, for 44 years retiring in 1984. She was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church, Jersey City. Surviving are a sister, Kathleen A. Barry, and a niece, Kathleen F. Barry, both of Brick. OíBrien Funeral Home, Wall, was in charge of arrangements.

PHILIP J. "THE GENERAL" CARROLL JR., 59, of Brick died Nov. 6 at Brick Hospital. Born in Elizabeth, he lived in Scotch Plains before moving to Brick 25 years ago. He was an electrician with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for 30 years, retiring in 1993. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a member of the IBEW Local 102, a past member of the Knights of Columbus, and a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. He was a communicant of Epiphany Church, Brick. Surviving are his mother, Ann M. Carroll of Brick; three daughters, Renee Shipes of Jensen Beach, Fla., Dayle Neuner of Folsom, La., and Megan Carroll of Cocoa, Fla.; three sons, Philip J. III, Kyle and Sean, all of Cocoa; and six grandchildren. Colonial Funeral Home, Brick, was in charge of arrangements. A Mass was offered at Epiphany Church, Brick. Interment was in St. Mary of the Lake Cemetery, Lakewood.

WILLIAM C. KENNARD, 87, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died Dec. 4 at home. Born in New York City, Mr. Kennard had lived in Freehold from 1964 until his move to Florida last year. Mr. Kennard was an accountant for Foodarama Supermarkets, Freehold, for 25 years before retiring nine years ago. Prior to that, he was employed by U.S. Steel, New York City, for 40 years. Mr. Kennard was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was a former secretary and treasurer for the ShopRite Bowling League. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Jane, in 1991. Surviving are three sons, William C. Jr. and Richard R., both of Largo, Fla., and John E. of Brick Township. Interment took place at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, Freehold Township. Memorial donations may be made to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave., New York, NY 10021.

EDWARD J. MURPHY, 83, of Brick died Nov. 15 in the Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune. Born in Newark, he lived in Roselle before moving to Brick 18 years ago. He worked as a field representative and investigator for the N.J. Department of Labor, Wage and Hours Compliance Division, before retiring in 1989. He served as mayor of Roselle and was a councilman there for 11 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving as tech sergeant in the China-Burma-India theater of operations, earning the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Unit Citation, and the Republic of China Victory Medal. He was a past commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars 5383 Pfc. A.J. Baione Post, Newark, and a charter member of the St. Joseph Council Knights of Columbus, Roselle. He was also a member of American Legion Post 346 and Knights of Columbus Council 836, both of Brick; and the Manasquan Elks Lodge 2534; and past president of VitaVar Independent Union, Newark. He was a member of the Roselle Fire Department for 28 years, and a life member of the New Jersey State Firemenís Association, and a life member of FMBA Local 35. He was also a member of the New Jersey Conference of Mayors. He was predeceased by his wife, Frances Lefferson Murphy, in 1989; and three sisters, Catherine Healey, Marie DuBois and Florence Koot. Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, Edward W. Murphy of Brick, and James J. and Kathleen Murphy of Cranford; two daughters and a son-in-law, Virginia S. Murphy of Spring Lake Heights, and Kathleen and Richard Siderko of Brielle; and four grandchildren. OíBrien Funeral Home, Wall, was in charge of arrangements. A Mass was offered at St. Catharineís Church, Spring Lake. Interment was in St. Catharineís Cemetery, Sea Girt. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 1250 Broadway, Suite 2002, New York, NY 10001.

HANNAH WITTMER, 92, of Brick died Nov. 6 in Meridian Nursing and Rehabilitation, Brick. Born in Harrison, she was a homemaker. She was predeceased by her husband, Herman Wittmer in 1984. Surviving are a daughter, Judith Vale of Brick; and two grandchildren. Cremation Service of Ocean, Brick, was in charge of arrangements.

JOHN STEPHEN DiMAIO, 35, of Brick died Nov. 7 in Community Medical Center, Toms River. Born in Point Pleasant, he lived in the Shore area all his life. He was an independent carpet installer. Surviving are two brothers, Alan of Lakewood, and Anthony of Brick; three sisters, Sharon Coryell, Andrea DiMaio, both of Brick, and Denise DiMaio of Toms River; his former wife, Maria DiMaio of Toms River; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Kedz Funeral Home, Toms River, was in charge of arrangements. A Mass was offered at St. Joseph Church, Toms River.

LINDA S. CICCARELLI GIORDANO, 40, of Brick died Nov. 8 in Brick Hospital. Born in Newark, she lived in Nutley before moving to Brick 16 years ago. She worked as an office manager at Atlantic Coast Gastroenterology for 13 years. She was predeceased by her father-in-law, Robert Giordano. Surviving are her husband of 22 years, Robert; her parents, Joseph and Carmela Basile Ciccarelli; a daughter, Christina Lynn; a son, Frank Thomas; a sister, Loraine Gammaro; a mother-in-law, Josephine Giordano; a sister-in-law, Karen Giordano; a brother-in-law, Michael Giordano; and three nieces and nephews. Biondi Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. A Mass was offered at Holy Family Church, Nutley. Interment was in Glendale Cemetery, Bloomfield. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Essex Unit, 767 N. Field Ave., West Orange, NJ 07052.

JOHN ALEX BROSKEY, 79, of Brick died Nov. 9 at home. Born in Middleport, Pa., he lived in Cranford before moving to Brick in 1970. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1942-1946. He worked in Venezuela from 1946-1950, constructing oil refineries and powerhouses. From 1952-1971, he was the owner and operator of Alís Atlantic Service Station, Elizabeth. From 1972 until his retirement in 1988, he was a welder for Laurelton Welding Company in Point Pleasant Beach. He was a member of the Masonic Loyalty Lodge 33/272 F&AM in Clark. Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Lillian E. Fraatz Broskey; a son and daughter-in-law, Alex and Judith of Brick; three daughters and a son-in-law, Diane Broskey and her companion, Charles Woolley of Howell, Joyce and Ray Erickson III of Brick, and Lillian Hammon of Barnegat; a brother, John of Pleasantville; a brother-in-law, Bobby Schaeffer of Pa.; two sisters-in-law, Jean Fraatz of Toms River, and Frances Neveras of Cream Ridge, Upper Freehold; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services were held at Colonial Funeral Home, Brick. Interment was in Brig. General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arnytown.

MARY McFARLANE, 102, of Brick, died Dec. 3 in Laurelton Village Nursing Home, Perth Amboy. She lived in Staten Island, N.Y., and Edgewater, Fla., before moving to Brick Township 17 years ago. She was a member of Deborah, Heritage and Womenís Clubs of Leisure Village East. She was predeceased by a sister, Julia Allen. Surviving are a sister, Helen Campbell of Brick; and many nieces and nephews. A Mass was offered at Holy Family Church. Interment was in St. Peterís Cemetery, Staten Island.

MICHAEL J. LIPARI, 78, of Lakewood, formerly of Brick, died Dec. 8 in Monmouth Medical Center, Red Bank. Born in Jersey City, he lived there and in Brick for 10 years before moving to Lakewood four years ago. He was a motorman for the Pennsylvania Railroad for 25 years, retiring 20 years ago. He was a member of the Italian American Club in the Original Leisure Village in Lakewood. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Marines. He was predeceased by his second wife, Ann Lipari. Surviving are his first wife, Emily Brady of Hazlet; a son, John Lipari of Toms River; a daughter, Michele Lipari of Hazlet; two sisters, Gloria of Bogota and Mildred of California; and one granddaughter.

GEORGE J. McCARRON, 83, of South Amboy died Nov. 29 at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy. Born in Jersey City, he resided in South Amboy the past 32 years. He was a die maker at J & P B Myers, Moonachie, for 55 years, retiring in 1990. He was a member of St. Maryís Roman Catholic Church, South Amboy. He served with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, attaining the rank of technical sergeant. He also served in the southwest Pacific theatre, the New Guinea campaign and southern Philippines campaign. He was awarded the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal. He was predeceased by a sister, Loretta Behninger; his step-brother, Joseph Hagen; and a son-in-law, Edward F. Dolan. He is survived by his wife of 60 yeas, Margaret Rand McCarron of South Amboy; five sons and four daughters-in-law, George McCarron of Long Branch; Robert and Linda McCarron of West Allenhurst; William and Ann McCarron of the Dayton section of South Brunswick; Peter and Carol McCarron of Howell; and Mark and Joanne McCarron of Centerville, Va.; two daughters, Regina Dolan of Spring, Texas, and Bernadette McCarron of Falls Church, Va.; his sister, Anna Wanagiel of Jersey City; and eight grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Maryís Roman Catholic Church, South Amboy.

MARYANN E. YETMAN, 77, of Farmingdale died Nov. 23 in Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune. She was born in Farmingdale and was a lifelong resident. She was a public school teacher for Howell Township, Wall Township and Millstone Township for more than 50 years, during which time she was also a principal in the Seaside Park school system. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Molly Pitcher Chapter No. 98, Freehold. She was predeceased by her parents, Edward Hoxie Yetman Sr. and Laura T. Megill Yetman; two brothers, Edward Hoxie Jr. and Frederick Benjamin; and a sister Theressia Marie Yetman. Surviving are two sisters, Sarah Yetman Nelson of Farmingdale, and Amelia Yetman of Wall Township; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. A graveside funeral service was offered at Evergreen Cemetery, Adelphia Road, Farmingdale.

ELEANORE MARIE SCHMITT IGLAY, 84, of Brick, died Nov. 20 at Medical Center of Ocean County, Brick. Born and raised in Newark, she lived in Union before moving to Brick in 1979. Mrs. Iglay was a homemaker and a devoted mother and grandmother. She was predeceased by her husband, Clifford R. Iglay, and a brother, Raymond Schmitt. Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, Bruce and Brigitte Iglay of Delaware, and Kenneth Iglay of Florida; and two grandchildren. Services were under the direction of OíBrien Funeral Home, Brick. Interment was private.

GRACE M. FAHERTY CHAHALIS, 60, of Brick, died Nov. 21 at Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune. Born and raised in Washington Heights, N.Y., she moved to the shore in 1972, residing in Jackson for 23 years and then moving to Brick. Mrs. Chahalis was a bookkeeper for the Armour S. Hulsart Co., Wall. A devoted wife and mother, she cherished time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was an avid reader and enjoyed watching Jeopardy. She was predeceased by her parents, William and Mary McCormack Faherty. Mrs. Chahalis is survived by her husband of 37 years, James Chahalis; a son, James Chahalis of Old Bridge; two daughters, Donna Celli of Florham Park and Debby Hulsart of Brielle; a brother, Martin Faherty of Garrison, N.Y.; a sister-in-law, Rose Conlin of Mahopac, N.Y.; and eight grandchildren. Services were held at the Johnson-McGinley Funeral Home, Wall. Interment was in Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arnytown. Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, Box 3170, Union 07083.

JEAN E. WENDEL, 85, of Brick, died Nov. 21 at home. Born in New York City, she had resided in Ridgefield Park and Riverdale before moving to Brick in 1980. She was a graduate of Ridgefield Park High School, class of 1935. Mrs. Wendel was an assistant vice president of the Central Bergen Bank, New Milford, for 40 years, retiring in 1979. She was an active member of the Alumni Association of the Lions Head North community of Brick. She was predeceased by her husband, Carl, in 2001. Surviving are a sister-in-law, Lilla McLeod of Lake Wales, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. A private cremation was held under the arrangements of Silverton Memorial Funeral Home, Toms River.

THOMAS W. SNELGROVE, 71, of Brick died Nov. 24 in Meridian Hospice, Brick. Born in Mt. Ephraim, he lived in Beachwood before moving to Brick 22 years ago. He was employed as a physics teacher for more than 30 years with the Southern Regional School District in Manahawkin. He was the former owner of the Sand Health Spa, Toms River, the founder of the "Head Start" Program in Ocean County, the founder of the Surfbreakers Weight Lifting Club of Beachwood, and for many years volunteered his time teaching weight lifting and photography to children of the area. He was also a very active volunteer at several prisons, teaching young men weight lifting and fitness. He was a parishioner of St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church, Brick, and a longtime member of Jack LaLanneís Health Spa, Brick. Surviving are his wife Mary Ann Smith Snelgrove; two daughters and a son-in-law, Stacie M. Snelgrove of Brick, and Cindy and Brian Bell of Egg Harbor Township; two sons and daughters-in-law, Erik and Susan Beltran, and David and Jennifer Beltran, all of Brick; a sister, Eileen Hrich of Las Vegas, Nev.; and five grandchildren. A Mass was offered at St. Dominicís Church, Brick. Interment was private. Donations may be made to St. Judeís Childrenís Hospital.

WILLIAM C. CLANCY, 79, of Brick died Nov. 25 in Geraldine Thompson Nursing Home, Wall. Born in Brooklyn, he lived in Long Island before moving to Brick 18 years ago. He was a professor of criminal justice and former registrar and director of admissions at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York City, for 20 years, retiring in 1991. He was a police lieutenant with the New York City Police Department, retiring in 1967. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during WW II. He was a communicant of St. Dominicís Church, Brick. Surviving are his wife, Grace McArdle Clancy; three sons, Brian of Spring Valley, New York, William of Virginia, and Thomas of Sayreville; two daughters, Marie Hamilton of St. Charles, Ill., and Grace Fodera of Flushing, N.Y.; a sister, Marie Kushy of South Carolina; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A Mass was offered at St. Dominicís Church, Brick. Interment was in St. Johnís Cemetery, Queens, N.Y. Arrangements were under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home.

ROBERT W. HARMER III, 4, of Brick, died Nov. 25 in Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune. Born in Brick, he attended the Primary Learning Center of Brick and the Childrenís Specialized Hospital of Toms River for therapy. Surviving are his parents, Robert W. Jr. and Tracey L. Joggerst Harmer; two sisters Cathrine Harmer and Cynthia King, both of Brick; his grandparents, Robert W. Sr. and JoyAnn Harmer of Jackson, Cynthia Sisco of Howell, and Robert Sisco of Seaside Heights, and John W. Sr. and Gayle Dennis of Little Egg Harbor; great-grandparents, Walter and Lillian Harmer of Toms River; uncles, Michael Dennis of Howell, and John Dennis Jr. of Little Egg Harbor; his aunts and uncle, JulieAnn and Dave Vaughn of New Egypt, Plumsted Township, and Kathryn Dennis of Howell; and a large extended family. A Mass was offered at St. Dominicís Roman Catholic Church, Brick. Interment was in St. Maryís Cemetery, Lakewood.

ELEANORE JAREMA, 82, of Bound Brook died Nov. 26 at home. Surviving are a son, Joseph V. Jarema of Brick; a daughter, Dolores Johana Moore of Santa Fe, N.M.; a brother, Vincent Jurkowski of Carbondale, Pa.; and four grandchildren. A Mass was offered at St. Maryís Church, Bound Brook. Interment was in Resurrection Burial Park, Piscataway. Donations can be made to Haven Hospice at JFK, P.O. Box 3059, Edison 08818.

CRAIG A. REINHARDT, 58, of Brick died Nov. 26 at home. Born in Brooklyn, he lived in Point Pleasant Beach before moving to Brick three years ago. He was a self-employed telecommunications consultant throughout the United States for 20 years. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1961 to 1965. Surviving are his wife, Barbara Rowe Reinhardt; two sons, Daniel C. Reinhardt of Bridgewater, and Sean C. Reinhardt of New York City; a step-daughter, Keri Anderson of Brick; a brother, Ronald R. Reinhardt of Brooklyn; and three grandchildren. A Mass was offered at St. Dominicís Church, Brick. Interment was private. Colonial Funeral Home, Brick, was in charge of arrangements.

MARGARET A PACE FALCONE, 81, of Brick, died Nov. 28 at Meridian Nursing Home, Brick. Born in Newark, she lived there before moving to Brick 29 years ago. Mrs. Falcone was a homemaker. She was a member of the Shore Acres Club; the Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8867, Brick; the Hummingbirds of Brick; and the Italian American War Veterans Auxiliary, Newark. She was a communicant of Visitation Roman Catholic Church, Brick. She was predeceased by her husband, Salvatore Falcone, in 1976; a brother, Gerald Lodato; and three sisters, Philomena Keenoy, Carolina Pannullo and Ann Mullaney. Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, Louis W. and Maria Falcone of Brick, and John A. Falcone of Ventnor; a daughter, Anne Marie Dries of Brick; three brothers, Alfonse Lodato of Roselle Park, John Lodato of Newark, and Joseph Lodato of Port Reading, Woodbridge; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Weatherhead Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. A Mass was offered at Visitation Church, followed by interment at Hollywood Memorial Park, Union.

KEITH "B-MAN" "JAKE" JACKOB, 50, of Brick died Nov. 28 at his mountain home in Virginia. Born in Point Pleasant, he lived in Brick, Lakewood, and Little Egg Harbor, before moving to Joansville, Va. He was a carpenter for Carpenters Local 2018 in Ocean County for many years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of American Legion Post 348, Brick, and Post 493, Little Egg Harbor. He was a member of the MTS Band, Little Egg Harbor. Surviving are a son, Gus of Little Egg Harbor; his former wife, Denise Connolly Jackob of Little Egg Harbor; a brother, Ronald of Brick; four sisters, Holly Scerbo of Brick, Joyce Grucca of Allentown, Robin Gottlick of Jackson, and Audrey Eckert of New Hampshire; and several nieces and nephews; and grandnieces and grandnephews. Services were arranged by Colonial Funeral Home, Brick. A private cremation was held.

FLORENCE GOOD, 49, of Brick died Dec. 2 in the Medical Center of Ocean County, Brick. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she resided in Lakewood before moving to Brick. She was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Rose Good; and three brothers, Sidney, Leonard and Norman Good. Surviving are a sister, Lillian Geller; three nephews; three nieces; and three great-nieces. Graveside services were held at Old Montefiore Cemetery, St. Albans, Queens, N.Y. Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

MARY McFARLANE, 102, of Brick died Dec. 3 in Laurelton Village Nursing Home, Brick. Born in Perth Amboy, she lived in Staten Island, N.Y. before moving to Edgewater, Fla., and then to Brick 17 years ago. She was a member of Deborah and the Heritage and Womenís Clubs of Leisure Village East. She was predeceased by a sister, Julia Allen. Surviving are a sister, Helen Campbell of Brick; and many nieces and nephews all over the country. A Mass was offered at Holy Family Church, Lakewood. Interment was in St. Peterís Cemetery, Staten Island.

ROBERT W. MARLER, 57, of Brick died Dec. 2 in the Medical Center of Ocean County, Brick. Born in East Orange, he lived in Linden before moving to Brick in 1978. He was a field representative for the State Department of Health and Senior Services. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of Community Baptist Church, Neptune. Surviving are his wife, Janis; two sons, Robert of Minneapolis, Minn., and Brandon of New York City; two daughters, Kate of Toms River, and Elizabeth of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a sister, Debra Gallop of San Antonio, Texas; and four grandchildren. Pable-Evertz Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. A memorial service was held at Community Baptist Church, Shark River Hills.

GERTRUDE ZIMMERMAN, 87, of Brick died Dec. 12 in the Medical Center of Ocean County, Brick. Born in Highland Park, she moved to Brick 40 years ago. She was a registered nurse at Point Pleasant Hospital fro 1957 to 1987. She was a 72-year member of the Highland Park Order of the Eastern Star, and president of Eye Openers of Ocean County. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles, in 1985. Surviving are a daughter, Christine Bauerdorf of Point Pleasant; three granddaughters; and three great-grandchildren. Services were held at Pable-Evertz Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. Interment was in Franklin Memorial Park, North Brunswick.

ANGELA "NELL" SZAL FAJEN, 80, of Brick, died Dec. 3 at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. Born and raised in Brooklyn, she lived in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn before moving to Brick in 1983. She was the office administrator in the theater and speech department at Brooklyn College for 10 years. She was an active member of Greenbriar II, involved in bowling, bingo and line dancing. She was a communicant of the Church of the Epiphany, Brick, and a member of the Magi. She was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, George Fajen, in 1994. Surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Robert and Susan Fajen of Flemington, George Fajen Jr. of San Francisco, and William and Donna Fajen of Oceanside, Long Island, N.Y.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Barbara and Dan Nieroda of Islip, N.Y., and Kathy Hardman of Manalapan; 11 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. OíBrien Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. A Mass was offered at the Church of the Epiphany,. followed by interment at St. Charles Cemetery, Long Island. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 2550 Route 1, North Brunswick 08902-4301.

MARY R. KORKES KLISIEWECZ, 89, of Brick died Dec. 3 at home. Born in Montville Township, she lived there and in Boonton her entire life before moving to Brick three years ago. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Sts. Cyril & Methodius Church, and its Rosary Society, and a member of the Montville Township Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She was predeceased by her husband, Roland P. Klisiewecz, in 1996. Surviving are two sons, Roland Jr. of Benson, N.C., and Joseph of Puyallup, Wash.; three daughters, Rosemarie Klisiewecz of Brick, Frances Pyles of Grafton, W. Va., and Patricia Caras of Haskell; a sister, Rose Oleinyk of Dover; two brothers, Andrew of Louisa, Va., and Stephen of Boonton; 15 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A Mass was offered at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Church, Boonton. Interment followed in the parish cemetery.


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