Miscellaneous Ocean County, New Jersey
Obituaries - 1998

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ALMA SMALLHEER, 70, of MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP 
Published 1/14/98
ALMA SMALLHEER, 70, of Crestwood Village I, Whiting, MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, died Monday at Community Medical Center, Toms River. She was a saleswoman for Stern's Department Store, Wayne Township, for 20 years, retiring in 1983. Mrs. Smallheer was born in Paterson and lived in Pompton Lakes before moving to Crestwood Village I in 1985.
Her husband, Philip, died in 1991. Surviving are a niece, Linda McCann, Montclair; and two nephews, Lee Wintermute, Sarasota, Fla., and Alan Wintermute, New York. Carmona-Bolen Home for Funerals, Whiting, is in charge of arrangements.

ANNA MARIE HORTON, 78, of MANASQUAN 
Published 1/14/98
ANNA MARIE HORTON, 78, of MANASQUAN, died Sunday at Point Pleasant Hospital. She was a cashier at Grand Union Supermarket, Brick Township, for 15 years, retiring in 1985. Born in Manhattan, she lived in Roselle Park before moving to Manasquan 41 years ago.
She was predeceased by her husband, David W., and a daughter, Patricia Horton. Surviving are two sons, John H., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Richard D., Manasquan; a daughter, Nancy Horton DeGraw, Manasquan; two sisters, Alice and Helen; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Neary-Quinn Funeral Home, Manasquan, is in charge of arrangements.

ANNELLA A. RAMPONE CAMPTON, 75, of BARNEGAT TOWNSHIP 
Published 1/14/98
ANNELLA A. RAMPONE CAMPTON, 75, of BARNEGAT TOWNSHIP, died Monday at home. She was a factory worker for George W. Helme, Helmetta, for 25 years, retiring in 1982. She was a member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Helmetta. Mrs. Campton was born in New Brunswick and lived in Helmetta, Bayville, Berkeley Township, and in Pine Beach before moving to Barnegat in 1997.
Her husband, Joseph, died in 1982. Surviving are a son, Wayne P., Barnegat; and two grandchildren. Bugbee-Riggs Funeral Home, Barnegat, is in charge of arrangements.

ANTHONY MICLIZ, of Lincoln Park, and Amsterdam, Holland 
Published 1/14/98
ANTHONY MICLIZ, of Lincoln Park, and Amsterdam, Holland, formerly of JACKSON TOWNSHIP, died Jan. 6 at home in Holland. He spent his professional career in the field of public accounting and established his own firm in 1990. He was a member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree from Rider College in 1976. He had nearly completed a juris doctor degree at Rutgers Law School, Newark, when he became disabled in a motor vehicle accident in 1993. Mr. Micliz was born in Newark and lived in Menlo Park, Edison Township, and in Jackson Township.
Surviving are his mother, Catherine, Lakewood; two brothers, Richard, Lakewood, and Carmen, Jackson; a sister, Jean, Toms River; and his grandmother, Jean Nunes, Forked River, Lacey Township.

CARLTON D. ROBBINS, 82, of BERKELEY TOWNSHIP 
Published 1/14/98
CARLTON D. ROBBINS, 82, of Holiday City at Berkeley, BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, died Monday at Kimball Medical Center, Lakewood. He was a salesman for Heyniger Brothers Hardware, Wall Township, retiring in 1982. Prior to that, he was a lab technician at Bendix Corp., Eatontown. During World War II, he served with the Signal Corps at Camp Evans, Wall. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Moxley-Abacus Masonic Lodge 78, Eatontown, and was a shriner with Crescent Shrine Temple, Trenton. He was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Toms River, and the Holiday City at Berkeley Variety and Drama Club. He was a scouting advisor with the Cub Scouts and the Air Scouts, Long Branch. Mr. Robbins was born in Long Branch and lived there and in Oakhurst, Ocean Township, before moving to Berkeley 12 years ago.
Surviving are his wife, Theodoris Loveland Robbins; a son, Jeffrey D., Manchester Township; a sister, Marian Stuart, Erial, Gloucester Township; and two grandsons. Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, Toms River, is in charge of arrangements.

CATHERINE R. WILSON, 95, of BEACHWOOD 
Published 1/14/98
CATHERINE R. WILSON, 95, of BEACHWOOD, died Monday at Community Medical Center, Toms River. She was a cashier for the Community Theater, Toms River, for five years, and later for the Beachwood Diner, for five years, retiring in 1978. She was a communicant of St. Barnabas Roman Catholic Church, Bayville, Berkeley Township, a member of the Ladies Beachwood Seniors, the Democratic Club, Beachwood, and a former member of the Toms River Elks Lodge 1875 Ladies Auxiliary. Mrs. Wilson was born in Offenbach, Germany, and came to the United States in 1902, living in Newark, Orange and in Irvington before moving to Beachwood in 1954.
Her husband, Albert A. Sr., died in 1964, her son, Albert A. Jr., in 1994, and her daughter, Marie Wilson Kohlbecker, in 1980. Surviving are a son, James Andreas, Ocean City; two brothers, Paul Mulligan, Beachwood, and Anthony Mulligan, Manahawkin, Stafford Township; a sister, Louise Rifkin, Brick Township; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Carmona-Bolen Home for Funerals, Toms River, is in charge of arrangements.

GERALDINE 'SWEETIE' FREDMAN, 62, of TUCKERTON 
Published 1/14/98
GERALDINE "SWEETIE" FREDMAN, 62, of TUCKERTON, died Monday at Southern Ocean County Hospital, Manahawkin. Mrs. Fredman was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. and lived in Brick Township before moving to Tuckerton 11 years ago.
Her husband, John F. Jr., died in 1996. Surviving are six sons, John F. III, Jackson Township, Stephen F., Freehold, Frank J., and Dennis, both Ventura, Calif., Peter J., Toms River, and Anthony, Tuckerton; two daughters, Stephanie Fredman, at home, and Denise Fredman, Mt. Holly; a brother, Joseph Bonk, Croydon, Pa.; a sister, Rose Searcy, Long Branch; and 17 grandchildren. Maxwell Funeral Home, Little Egg Harbor, is in charge of arrangements.

JACOBA G. MOOIMAN, 88, of Windsor 
Published 1/14/98
JACOBA G. MOOIMAN, 88, of Windsor, whose daughter lives in MANAHAWKIN, died yesterday at the Medical Center at Princeton. She was a member of St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church, Hamilton Square. Mrs. Mooiman was born in Noordwijkerhoudt, Netherlands and lived in Windsor since 1947.
Surviving are her husband of 48 years, Jacobus J.; a daughter, Wilhelmina Johanna Cunha, Manahawkin; a son, Engelbert J., Windsor; a sister, Maria DeRotten, the Netherlands; and three grandchildren. Glackin/Saul Funeral Home, Hightstown, is in charge of arrangements.

JAMES J. NOBEL, 89, of Beach Haven Park, LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP 
Published 1/14/98
JAMES J. NOBEL, 89, of Beach Haven Park, LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, died Monday at Southern Ocean County Hospital, Manahawkin, Stafford Township. He worked for New Jersey Bell Telephone Co., Newark and Atlantic City, since 1926, becoming manager of the Haddonfield office in 1947. He opened the Long Beach Island office in 1955 and served as manager until his retirement in 1973. He was president of the Haddonfield and Long Beach Island Rotary Club, andwas a Paul Harris Fellow. He was vice president of the Haddonfield Civic Association, former council commissioner of the Boy Scouts of Camden County, chairman of the Juvenile Conference Committee of Long Beach Island, and vice president and director of the Long Beach Island Board of Trade. He was chairman of the Southern Ocean County Hospital Foundation, and chairman of its board of trustees. Mr. Nobel was born in Jersey City and lived in Haddonfield before moving to Beach Haven Park in 1955. He was a winter resident of Lake Worth, Fla., for the past 15 years.
His daughter, Nancy Nobel, died in 1976. Surviving are his wife, Helene O'Neill Noble; two sons, Kevin "Pat", Haddonfield, and James J., Ship Bottom; a brother, Donald J., Whiting, Manchester Township; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Thos L. Shinn Funeral Home, Manahawkin, is in charge of arrangements.

JEAN HALPERN, 89, of BRICK TOWNSHIP 
Published 1/14/98
JEAN HALPERN, 89, of BRICK TOWNSHIP, died Sunday at Ocean Pavilion Nursing Home, Brick. She was employed by Western Electric, Kearny, for 30 years, retiring 20 years ago. Miss Halpern was born in New York City and lived in Bayonne and in Jersey City before moving to Brick 20 years ago.
There are no known survivors. Leon J. Gerity Funeral Home, Woodbridge Township, was in charge of arrangements.

JOSEPH A. NESSER, 75, of Leisure Knoll, MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP 
Published 1/14/98
JOSEPH A. NESSER, 75, of Leisure Knoll, MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, died Monday at home. He was a travel agent and the owner and operator of Town & Country, Fairfield, for 25 years, retiring in 1986. He was a Coast Guard veteran from 1942 to 1945, a member of the Disabled Veterans, the Italian-American Club of Leisure Knoll, and St. John's Roman Catholic Church, Lakehurst. Mr. Nesser was born in Jersey City and lived in Little Falls before moving to Leisure Knoll 11 years ago.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Corrine Migliore Nesser; two daughters, Janet DeSantis, San Diego, and Marilyn Koziol, Kinnelon; and three grandchildren. Anderson and Campbell Funeral Home, Lakehurst, is in charge of arrangements.

JOSEPH KALBA, 81, of POINT PLEASANT 
Published 1/14/98
JOSEPH KALBA, 81, of POINT PLEASANT, died Monday at Ocean Nursing Pavilion, Brick Township. He was a mechanic at Mack Truck Co., Elizabeth, for 28 years, retiring in 1974. He was a World War II Army veteran, and received the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He was a member of the American Legion Post 196, and the Elks Lodge 1860, both of Point Pleasant Beach, and the Ukranian American Veterans Post 6, Irvington. Mr. Kalba was born in Jersey City and lived in Irvington before moving to Point Pleasant in 1970.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Mary Dudak Kalba; a son, Joseph R., Old Bridge Township; a brother, John, Hendersonville, N.C.; and three grandchildren. Colonial Funeral Home, Brick, is in charge of arrangements.

JOSEPH T. CERAN, 45, of Voorhees, whose parents live in BERKELEY 
Published 1/14/98
JOSEPH T. CERAN, 45, of Voorhees, whose parents live in BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, died Monday at West Jersey Hospital, Marlton. He was a chef at Chammps Restaurant, Marlton for several years. He was a graduate of Atlantic Culinary School, Atlantic City. Mr. Ceran was born in Jersey City and had lived in Voorhees for several years.
Surviving are his parents, Joseph and Mary Prezwodek Ceran, Berkeley Township; and three brothers, Allan, Los Angeles, Paul Ceran, Long Valley, and Clifford, Marlton. Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, Toms River, is in charge of arrangements.

KATHLEEN A. KNAPP CORRAO, 46, of JACKSON TOWNSHIP 
Published 1/14/98
KATHLEEN A. KNAPP CORRAO, 46, of JACKSON TOWNSHIP, died yesterday at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. She was a flight attendant with Business Express Airlines, Portsmouth, N.H., for the past 11 months. She was a leader and administrator for the Girl Scouts of America in the Greater Syracuse area for more than 15 years. She was a certified C.P.R. instructor, and a member of the Association of Flight Attendants. Mrs. Corrao was born in Syracuse, N.Y., and lived there before moving to Jackson one year ago.
Surviving are her husband, Richard G.; four daughters, Carol Susan Corrao, Lombard, Ill., Brandalyn Alyce Young, Eustis, Fla., Jessica Katherine Corrao, East Syracuse, N.Y., and Sarah Anne Corrao, Jackson; two brothers, Charles M. and Allen Knapp, both of Florida; four sisters, Patricia Harrington, Verona, N.Y., Brenda J. Vohs, Jamesville, N.Y., Katherine Senke, East Syracuse, and Dawn M. Knapp, Cary, N.C.; and a granddaughter. George S. Hassler Funeral Home, Jackson, is in charge of arrangements.

MADELINE F. TAYLOR, 84, of Whiting, MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP 
Published 1/14/98
MADELINE F. TAYLOR, 84, of Whiting, MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, died yesterday at her son's home in Whiting. She was a former communicant of St. Catherine's Roman Catholic Church, Spring Lake, and a member of its Altar Rosary Society, and S.C.A.M.P. She was a 30-year volunteer at St. Peter's Hospital, New Brunswick, and delivered Meals on Wheels in Spring Lake and Belmar for many years. Mrs. Taylor was born in Newark and lived in Spring Lake and in Lakewood before moving to Whiting in 1997.
Her husband, John S. Sr., died in 1980. Surviving are a son, John S. Jr., Whiting; two sisters, Mary Farrell, Lakewood, and Katherine Bert Meuerle, Belmar; and a grandson. Carmona-Bolen Home for Funerals, Whiting, is in charge of arrangements.
 
MAUREEN E.'QUEEN' O'LEARY, 79, of MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP 
Published 1/14/98
MAUREEN E."QUEEN" O'LEARY, 79, of MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, died Sunday at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, New Monmouth, Middletown Township. Mrs. O'Leary was born in County Antrim, Ireland, and came to the United States in 1908, living in Middletown before moving to Manchester 2 1/2 years ago.
Her husband, Michael, died in 1993. Surviving are four sons, Gerard, Matawan, Donal, Brooklyn, Eugene, Red Bank, and Kevin, Middletown; a daughter, Patricia Devlin, Red Bank; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. John E. Day Funeral Home, Red Bank, is in charge of arrangements.

SAMUEL SORCEK, 83, of MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP 
Published 1/14/98
SAMUEL SORCEK, 83, of MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, died Sunday at Kimball Medical Center, Lakewood. He was a World War II Army veteran, a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Manchester, and the Golf Club of Leisure Knoll, Manchester. Mr. Sorcek was born in New York and lived in Queens, before moving to Manchester 12 years ago.
His son, Robert, died in 1991. Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Margaret Rochovanski Sorcek; a brother, Martin, Quakertown, Pa.; and a grandson. Anderson and Campbell Funeral Home, Lakehurst, is in charge of arrangements.

STANLEY W. SZCZERBA, 82, of BRICK TOWNSHIP 
Published 1/14/98
STANLEY W. SZCZERBA, 82, of BRICK TOWNSHIP, died Monday at Laurelton Village Nursing Home, Brick. He was a machinist at General Motors Corp., Clark Township, for 40 years, retiring in 1973. He was a member of St. Dominic's Roman Catholic Church, Brick, and the Old Guard of Greater Point Pleasant. Mr. Szczerba was born in Jersey City and lived there before moving to Brick 24 years ago.
His son, Robert, died in 1988. Surviving are his wife, Stephanie Wajejklo Szczerba; a son, Walter, Brick; two sisters, Mary Bilski, Jersey City, and Helen Kowalski, Toms River; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Colonial Funeral Home, Brick, is in charge of arrangements.

THERESA CARSON, 59, of TOMS RIVER 
Published 1/14/98
THERESA CARSON, 59, of TOMS RIVER, died Monday at home. Mrs. Carson was born in Jersey City and lived in East Keansburg before moving to Toms River in 1975.
Her daughter, Marie Hammel, died in 1988. Surviving are her husband, Clarence "Sam"; three sons, Billy Jr., Neptune, and Daniel and Kenneth, both of Toms River; two daughters, Leona Adams, Florida, and Karen DePremio, Bayville, Berkeley Township; four brothers, Michael Parker, Denville, William Parker, Atlantic Highlands, and Joseph and Ronnie Hegle, both of Keansburg; three sisters, Carol McKenna and Joann Tirado, both of Keansburg, and Donna Mercado, Keyport; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Jacqueline M. Ryan Home for Funerals, Keansburg, is in charge of arrangements.

WILLIAM J. MEYER, 80, of LAKEWOOD 
Published 1/14/98
WILLIAM J. MEYER, 80, of LAKEWOOD, died Monday at Community Medical Center, Toms River. He was a chemical operator at Diamond Shamrock Co., Carlstadt, for 45 years, retiring in 1979. He was a communicant of St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, Forked River, Lacey Township, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, Bamber Lake, Lacey Township, and was a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Meyer was born in Jersey City and lived in Long Branch before moving to Lakewood in 1991.
His wife, Catherine, died in 1997. Surviving are a son, Bill, Middletown Township; a daughter, Joyce P. Maloney, Lanoka Harbor, Lacey Township; four grandchildren; and agreat-grandson. Riggs Funeral Home, Forked River, is in charge of arrangements.

WILLIAM J. WALKER, 89, of Boonton 
Published 1/14/98
WILLIAM J. WALKER, 89, of Boonton, formerly of Whiting, MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, died Monday at New Jersey Fireman's Home. He was a custodian at Fort Lee High School for 20 years, retiring in 1973. He was a member for 50 years of the Fort Lee Volunteer Fire Company 4, where he also served as chief, and was a member of the Fort Lee Ex-chief's Association. He was a former communicant of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church, Whiting. He was a Navy veteran. Mr. Walker was born in New York City and lived in Fort Lee and in Whiting before moving to Boonton six years ago.
He was predeceased by his wife, Ellen Walker. Surviving are a sister, Katherine Bryer, Allegany, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. Anderson and Campbell Funeral Home, Whiting, is in charge of arrangements.

ALEXANDER KALLAUR, 80, of Holiday City South, BERKELEY TOWNSHIP 
Published 1/13/98
ALEXANDER KALLAUR, 80, of Holiday City South, BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, died Saturday at home. He was a tool and die inspector at Western Electric, Kearny, for 38 years, retiring in 1980. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. Born in Silver Bow, Mont., he lived in Perth Amboy before moving to Holiday City South in 1988.
His wife, Helen Kallaur, died in 1988. Surviving are two sons, Alexander, Jackson Township, and Robert, New Providence; two daughters, Carolyn Venezio, Monmouth Junction, South Brunswick Township, and Constance Nidzgorski, Basking Ridge, Bernards Township; a brother, Michael, Grafton, Wis.; and four grandchildren. Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, Toms River, is in charge of arrangements.

ANNA M. HUESTON, 90, of LAKEWOOD 
Published 1/13/98
ANNA M. HUESTON, 90, of LAKEWOOD, died yesterday at Leisure Park Nursing Home, Lakewood. She was a secretary at Public Service Electric and Gas Co., Newark, for 15 years, retiring in 1972. She was a member of the Altar Rosary Society of St. Thomas Roman Catholic Church, Bloomfield, and a volunteer at Community Medical Center, Toms River. Born in Newark, she lived in Bloomfield and in Whiting, Manchester Township, before moving to Lakewood in 1987.
Her husband, Thomas, died in 1957. Surviving are a son, Thomas E., Old Bridge Township, and a daughter, Maureen Donovan, Dover Township; and four grandchildren. Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, Toms River, is in charge of arrangements.

CRAIG MATTEW BROWER, 9, of BEACHWOOD 
Published 1/13/98
CRAIG MATTEW BROWER, 9, of BEACHWOOD, died Sunday at Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center, New Brunswick. He was a third grade student at Pine Beach Elementary School. He was a member of Cub Scout Pack 30, Spring Grove, Pa., and a former member of the Beachwood Soccer League. Craig was born in Toms River and lived in Beachwood all his life.
Surviving are his father, Bruce E. Andler, Hanover, Pa.; his mother and stepfather, Norma Chamberlain and Kenneth Brower, Beachwood; a sister, Shauna L. Brower, Beachwood; his paternal grandmother, Nancy Host, Hanover, Pa.; maternal grandparents, Richard and Rosie Bartlett Chamberlain, Beachwood; and his step-paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Kathy Howard Brower, Toms River. Carmona-Bolen Home for Funerals, Toms River, is in charge of arrangements.


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