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Debbie Ann Zumpetta, 55 of Toms River, passed away Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at her home. Debbie enjoyed racing and was an avid NASCAR fan. Born in Perth Amboy, she lived in Woodbridge before moving to Toms River in 2000.

She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Zumpetta and son, Jerry Zumpetta both of Toms River; her father George Cook and step-mother Marge of Smithville, NJ. Kedz Funeral Home, Toms River, is in charge of arrangements. 

Eugene J. Schnaidt, age 83, of Bayville passed away Monday, January 17, 2011.
He was an Electrical Supervisor for PSE & G, Hackensack for 41 years before retiring in 1990. Mr. Schnaidt was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Post # 3969, Clifton, the American Legion, John Raad Post, and a surviving member of the U.S.S. Shenandoah. This past October, Mr. and Mrs. Schnaidt marked their 60th Wedding anniversary. Born in Paterson, he lived in Paterson for most of his life, before moving to Bayville 20 years ago. 

Beloved husband of Helen (nee Doran) Schnaidt. Loving Father of Eugene Schnaidt and his wife Susan of Pompton Lakes, James Schnaidt and his wife Sandra of Franklin Lakes, Richard Schnaidt and his wife Patricia of Clifton, Eileen Hunt and her husband Gary of Bayville and Jean Rea of Beachwood. Father in-law of the late Michael Rea. Eugene is also survived by twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 

Friends are invited to attend a memorial gathering on Saturday, January 29 from 5 to 8 pm at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave., Toms River. Donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-0050. Letters of condolence may be sent to www.kedzfuneralhome.com

Eugene Edward Avalone, age 56 entered eternal rest on January 5, 2011 , following a brief illness. He was born in Teaneck , NJ and was the son of Frank W. and Mary Stevenson Avalone. He is survived by his mother Mary of Toms River and sisters Patricia Grazioso and Mary Thony both of Wisconsin , and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews along with his best friend and sweetheart Mary Stork. ‘Gino’ was loved by his family and many friends and will be sorely missed. He attended Toms River High School and was a cook and handyman by trade.

Private funeral arrangements are under the direction of Kedz Funeral Home, Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Letters of condolence may be sent to www.kedzfuneralhome.com

Evelyn M. Kloby, 94 of Brick Township , passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2011 at the Worthington Assisted Living in Brick. Evelyn was a Registered Nurse and a graduate of St. Elizabeth’s School of Nursing . She worked with her husband in his medical practice for 40 years before retiring in 1975. She was a member of the Modern Muses Women’s Club and she earned the title of Life Master in Bridge. She was a communicant of St. Joseph ’s Catholic Church of Toms River. Born and raised in Linden , NJ she lived in Yuma Arizona , moving to the Ocean County area in 1960. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Dr. John J. Kloby in 1985.

She is survived by her daughter, Jacqueline Byrnes and her husband William of Toms River and Upper Captiva, FL.; son Jay Kloby of Seattle , WA ; grandson Greg Sharkey and his wife Rachel, Keyport , NJ ; granddaughter Erin Sharkey of San Mateo , CA ; and  numerous nieces and nephews. 

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 9 to 10 am at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River with a funeral service being offered at 10:00am . Burial will follow at St. Joseph ’s Cemetery, Toms River . In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Evelyn’s name to her favorite charity, St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place , Memphis , TN 38105-1942 . Letters of condolence may be sent to www.kedzfuneralhome.com.   

John ‘Jack’ Vasarkovy, 72 of Toms River passed away suddenly on Friday, surrounded by his family. Jack was a salesman with Lasco Industries of California for many years. He was a communicant of St. Justin the Martyr Catholic Church of Toms River and was a member of the Holy Name Society. He was a member and Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, St. Joseph Council 4969 and a 4th Degree member of John D. McMahon, Assembly 1926. Jack was also a member of the Toms River Elks #1875. Born in Newark , he lived in Irvington and Glen Ridge , moving to Toms River 50 years ago.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Terry Inaugurato Vasarkovy; son, Jack and wife Tiffany; daughters, Lisa Caruso and husband Mark, Pamela Morton, all of Toms River; sister Alberta Vasarkovy of Omaha, NE; four loving grandchildren, Brian, Mark, Laura and Jordan; and his beloved dog Prince.

Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:15 , Monday at St. Justin’s Church, 975 Fischer Blvd. , Toms River . Burial will follow at St. Joseph ’s Cemetery. Jack’s family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to your favorite charity in his memory. Letters of condolence may be sent to www.kedzfuneralhome.com.

Daniel J. Beierle, 19 of Toms River , passed away Saturday, January 15, 2011 . Dan graduated from Toms River High School East class of 2009 and was a student at Ocean County College . He attended St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church in Seaside Park . He was a smart, funny, talented, athletic, adventurous, thoughtful and caring person and had a unique and sensitive personality. Dan always made you smile and was there for anyone who needed help. He was a great teammate to many and he loved playing soccer. He loved the beach, skiing, and especially family vacations. He had a passion for his music and playing his guitar with his friends and cousins. Born in Ridgewood, he was a lifelong resident of Toms River .

He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Louis J. Beierle, Jr.

Dan is survived by his parents, David and Nancy Beierle; his brother and sister, David and Jessie of Toms River; his maternal grandmother Carmella DeSimone and her husband Lou; his Maternal Grandparents, Marilyn and John Koren; aunts and uncles, Louis and Carol Beierle, Cathy Richards, Bill and Brenda Koren, Anthony and Joan Perfetto; his cousins, Cassia, Louis John, Dana, Mary, Mark, Chris, Mike, Alex and Megan; and many close friends.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 am Thursday at St. Catharine of Siena Catholic Church, 50 ‘E’ Street, Seaside Park . Because of Dan’s love for humanity and his concern for the worlds poor, in lieu of flowers please make a donation in his memory to the Peace Corps, OPSI, 1111 20th St. NW, Washington, DC 20526 or go online to www.peacecorps.gov. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com

Virginia McGovern, 88 of Toms River passed away Thursday, January 13, 2001 . Born in Elizabeth she lived in Toms River for many years. 

She was predeceased by her beloved husband Thomas J. McGovern in 1997.

Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Avenue , Toms River . Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:15am Monday at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 1674 Old Freehold Road , Toms River followed by entombment at Ocean County Memorial Park Cemetery , Toms River . 

Barbara M. Breunig, 77 of Toms River , passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at Bey Lea Village Nursing Home. 

Born in Union City , she lived in Dumont before moving to Toms River . Barbara was predeceased by her parents, Henry and Wilhelmina Breunig and is survived by several cousins.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 9:30am Saturday at St. Justin’s Catholic Church, Toms River followed by entombment at Ocean County Memorial Park . A donation in Barbara’s name to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Justin’s Church, 975 Fischer Blvd. , Toms River, NJ 08753 would be appreciated. Letters of condolence may be sent to www.kedzfuneralhome.com. 

James J. Coleman, 75 of Toms River , a devoted and much loved father and grandfather, passed away Sunday, January 2, 2011 at Van Dyke Hospice Center, Toms River

James  retired from Shop Rite / Foodarama in 1998 after a 40 year career as a Meat Manager and Butcher.  He served in the US Army during the 1950’s and was stationed in Iceland .  He was a communicant of St. Luke’s Catholic Church. Born in Newark , he grew up in Monclair and moved to Toms River in 1965.  

Surviving are his beloved wife of 52 years, Barbara D’Arienzo Coleman; his loving children, James and wife Pamela of Milwaukee, WI, Michael and wife Meri of Freehold, NJ, Christine Coleman of Delran, NJ, Jamie Heuschkel and husband Tim of Toms River; sister, Mary Barnacle of Bethlehem, PA; and his cherished grandchildren, TJ, Cody, Zach and Kaley Heuschkel, Brittany and Madelyn Coleman, Katie Ferrone and Samantha Coleman, many nieces and nephews, and dear friends.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 pm Thursday, at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, 10:30 am Friday at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Old Freehold Road, Toms River. Since Jim loved and enjoyed his grandchildren, and their friends, in lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place , Memphis , TN 38105-1942 would be appreciated. Letters of condolence may be sent to www.kedzfuneralhome.com.

Ida M. Petruzziello, 90 of Toms River , passed away Thursday, December 30, at Community Medical Center , Toms River

She was a communicant of St. Maximilian-Kolbe Catholic Church. Ida was born in Salerno , Italy and lived in Lyndhurst , NJ before moving to Toms River in 1993. She was predeceased by her beloved husband David Petruzziello, Sr. in 1994 and a daughter MaryAnn Fitzsimmons in 2008.

Surviving are her children, David Jr., and wife Patricia of Toms River, Carmen and wife Heather of South Toms River, Michael and wife Christine of Beachwood, and Linda Pipher and husband Roger of Toms River; her sister Ann Furina of NH; sixteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Tuesday at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 9:30am Wednesday at St. Maximilian-Kolbe Catholic Church, Toms River . Interment will follow at the Brig. Gen. Wm. C. Doyle Veteran Memorial Cemetery , Wrightstown , NJ . To send condolences, please visit www.kedzfuneralhome.com

Evelyn W. Cassidy, 91 of Lakewood , passed away Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at the Harrogate Health Care Center in Lakewood

Evelyn worked for 30 years at the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. She was the secretary to Judge George F. Noonan and later Judge Marvin E. Frankel. She retired in 1978. She enjoyed traveling the world with her husband. Born in New York City , she lived in Leisure Village West from 1983 until 1999 when she moved to Harrogate in Lakewood .

She was predeceased by her beloved husband Robert M. Cassidy in 2006, her brothers, John and Richard Walsh and her sister Anne Walsh.

Visitation will be held Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Avenue , Toms River . Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 am Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Route 9, Lakewood , followed by entombment at St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Jesuit Mission, 53 E 83rd Street , New York , NY 10028 in her memory would be appreciated. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome@aol.com.

Alexandria Jankowski, 93 of Toms River , passed away Friday, December 17, 2010 at Bey Lea Village Nursing Home. 

She was a stay at home mom and worked at the Gilford Park Beach selling beach badges. She also helped with voter registration and volunteered her time at many of the local charities. She was also active in the Gilford Park Community Center . Born in Newark , she lived in the Scotch Plains-Fanwood area, moving to Toms River in 1972.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband Marion Jankowski in 1987.
Surviving are three sons, Stephen and his wife Margaret of Forks Township, PA, Thomas of Toms River and Alexander of Memphis, TN; her granddaughter, Kristen Murphy and her husband John; and her great granddaughter: Kaitlyn

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 9 to 11 am at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River followed by a service at 11:00 . Burial will follow at St. Joseph ’s Cemetery, Toms River . In lieu of flowers, donations to Bey Lea Village Nursing Home, 1351 Old Freehold Rd. , Toms River, NJ 08753 in her memory would be appreciated

Thomas J. Dolan, Jr., 68 of Whiting, NJ passed away at home. 

He worked for Owens / Brockway Glass Co., of Freehold for over 20 years. Prior he owned and operated the White House Tavern in Woodbridge and worked for Englehard Industries in Newark . Born in Newark , he lived in Colonia, Toms River and Bayville, before moving to Whiting in 2001.

He is survived by his daughter Erin Dolan-Mozal and her husband Michael of Forked River; his granddaughter Savannah ; a brother John Dolan of Middletown ; two sisters, Anne Bingle of Richmond , VA , and Beth Takacs of Vero Beach , FL ; and 8 nieces and nephews. 

Friends are invited to call on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . A funeral service will be held 10:00 am Tuesday at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Deborah Heart & Lung Foundation, P.O. Box 820 , Browns Mills, NJ, 08015 in his memory would be appreciated

John Vincent Lauria, 80, of Manchester , passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at Van Dyke Hospice, Community Medical Center , Toms River

Dr. Lauria was a Chiropractic Physician. He was the first Chiropractor in Ocean County and retired 10 years ago after 40 years of practice. He was a member of the New Jersey State Board of Chiropractors. He initiated the Toms River Chapter of the Junior Chamber of Commerce. He loved skiing, sailing, tennis and baseball, but most of all, he loved spending time with his family and friends. Born in New York City , he lived in Toms River before moving to Manchester .

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Joan Baker Lauria; his five children,  Donna Burkhardt; John V. Lauria, Jr, and his wife Patricia, Stephen M. Lauria and his wife Hope, Joan Lauria-Raso and her husband Carl and Christopher C. Lauria and his wife Lisa; his beloved grandchildren, Johnny, Amanda, Ryan, Nicole, Christina, Carly, Brianne and Christine.

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 3 to 7 pm at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . A funeral liturgy will be celebrated 10:30 am Wednesday at St. Joseph ’s Catholic Church, Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Cremation will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory to the International Rett Syndrome Foundation, P.O. Box 706143 , Cincinnati , OH , 45270-6143 would be appreciated. Letters of condolence may be sent by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com. 

Karen Haberski, 62 of Toms River , passed away Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at her home.

Calling hours will be held Friday, December 10 from 5 to 8 pm at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:00 am Saturday at St. Joseph ’s Catholic Church, Toms River . Burial will follow at Clove Cemetery , Wantage , NJ .

Robert Allen Peterson, age 58, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, December 07, 2010 at home. Robert was born in Perth Amboy .

He served in the US Navy from 1070 to 1974 and it was one of the most rewarding experiences of his life. Robert graduated brom Middlesex County College and attended Trenton State , majoring in Mechanical Engineering. He worked at Pine Belt Chevrolet for 25 years as an award winning Master Technician.

Robert was active in his church, Morning Star Presbyterian Church, in Bayville, and was well loved. He was a kind and loving husband and, to all who knew him, he was an example of loyalty, kindness and faith in his Lord.

Robert was predeceased by his father, Louis H. Peterson. He is survived by his beloced wife of 26 years, Candy; his mother, Nila Peterson; his daughter, Heather Cox; his son, Robert Peterson; and his two grandchildren, Emily, 7, and Thomas 5. He is also survived by his two sisters, Karen Nagy and Linda Alessi as well as nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Morning Star Presbyterian Church, 1 Morning Star Way , Bayville , NJ (GPS locator address, 190 Grand Central Parkway ) on Sunday at 2:30pm . The family will meet with friends from 2:00 until service time. In lieu of flowers, donations to Morning Star Presbyterian Church in his memory would be much appreciated. Letters of condolence may be sent by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com

Sheila Smith, age 70 of Holiday City West section of Berkeley Township passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. 

Born and raised in Jersey City she lived in East Dover section of Toms River , moving to Holiday City West 10 years ago. Sheila was a cafeteria worker at St. Joseph ’s Grade School for 32 years, retiring in 2006. She served for 30 years with the East Dover First Aid Squad and was a Life Member. She was a communicant of St. Joseph ’s Catholic Church. Sheila loved to travel and was an avid camper. She loved to spend time with her grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her beloved husband William D. Smith on April 7, 2010 , her parents Joseph and Eleanor Toal, and a brother Jack Toal.

Surviving are three sons, Dennis and his wife Dawn of Toms River, Daniel and his wife Donna of Beachwood, and Christopher of Toms River; her daughter, Mariellen Lee and her husband Kenny of Beachwood; six grandchildren, Nick, Erin, Owen, Megan, Kylie and Liam; two sisters, Eleanor Witterschein and her husband John, and Geraldine Reilly and her husband Brian both of Florida; and many nieces, nephews and close friends.

Visitation will be held Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11:00 am Tuesday at St. Joseph ’s Catholic Church, Hooper Ave. , Toms River

In lieu of flowers, donations to Deborah Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 820 , Browns Mills, NJ 08015 in her name would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com. 

Carol Ann Rice, 66 of South Toms River , passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 14, 2010 at her home. Carol’s life was her family. She was a ‘Team Mother’ for her grandsons little league teams. She also enjoyed playing bingo. Born in E. Orange, she lived in Belmar, moving to South Toms River in 1980.

She is survived by her husband Jerry Rice; three sons, Mark Fornelius, Dean Fornelius, Gerald Rice, Jr.; five daughters, Tammy Fornelius, Colleen Rice, Virginia Lehman, Rosemarie Turgeon and Lisa Palmeri; 20 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; several brothers and sisters in law and her friends at the diner.

Visitation will be held at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , on Thursday, Nov. 18, from 9 am until the service time at 12:00pm., followed by burial at Riverside Cemetery . In lieu of flowers, contributions to the family would be appreciated.

Frances G. Amato, 74 of Holiday City , Berkeley Twp, passed away Friday, Nov. 12, 2010 . Frances was born in Bronx , NY and lived in Jersey and Secaucus before moving to Holiday City 12 years ago. She was a devoted wife and mother.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Gerald Amato; a son, Steven Amato; two daughters, Geraldine Fleming, Renee O’Niell; and 5 loving grandchildren, Nicholas, Danielle, Stephanie, Anthony and Chrystal.

  Visitation will be held Wednesday at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave., Toms River on Wednesday from 6 to 9 pm with a funeral service at 8:30pm . Letters of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com

Catherine Horbach Testa, 82 of Whiting, passed away on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at Ocean Medical Center , Brick. 

Catherine worked as a secretary for the Ocean County Adjusters Office in Toms River for 15 years before retiring in 1995. She was a communicant of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Whiting. Born in Newark , she grew up in Hillside and lived in Hazlet and Barnegat before moving to Whiting 10 years ago. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Frederick in 1999, her beloved son Frederick Jr., in April of 2010 and a sister Doris Itzel.

She is survived by two daughters; Ramona Greene of Whiting, Diane Ingram of Myrtle Beach, SC; 6 loving grandchildren, Deena Greene, Diana Greene, Dominic Testa, Katie Ingram, Robert Ingram and Allanah Testa; a sister, Barbara Lanza of Whiting; and daughter in law, Laura Testa of Ireland.

Visitation will be held at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , on Saturday, Nov. 13,  from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com.   

Rosemary T. Ballman, a longtime resident of Ocean and Middlesex counties, died Wednesday at the age of 45.  Born in Rahway , Ms. Ballman lived in Woodbridge before moving to Toms River in 1979. She graduated from Toms River North High School in 1983 and attended Montclair University .

She had been previously employed by Shorelands Water Company in Hazlet and Cooper Electric Supply Company in Neptune

Among her hobbies, Ms. Ballman was a voracious reader and she enjoyed classic movies and crossword puzzles. She had a deep love of animals and was dedicated to animal welfare.  She will be remembered always for her intelligence, sense of humor, and love of family and friends. 

She was predeceased by her mother, Margaret Boyle Ballman and her uncle, Philip Boyle. She is survived by her father, Albert A. Ballman and her stepmother, Joyce Laudise; two brothers, Christopher of Arlington, Mass., and Thomas of Neptune; two sisters, Karen Ballman Simone of Westboro, Mass., and Peggy Ballman Perone of Flemington.  Surviving in-laws include Gerry Simone of Westboro , Mass. , Joseph Perone of Flemington, Susan McCabe of Arlington , Mass. , and Donna Peger of Neptune .  She is also survived by three stepbrothers, John Laudise of Berkeley Heights , Ed Laudise of Naples , Fla. , and Thomas Laudise of Maplewood , two stepsisters, Meg Warden of Wyncote , Penn. , Mary Laudise of Berkeley Heights , and several nieces and nephews.

A viewing will be held Tuesday between 2 - 4 p.m.  and from 7 - 9 p.m.  at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. Toms River . The funeral will be Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Justin’s R.C. Church , 975 Fischer Blvd. , Toms River .  In lieu of flowers, friends may make donations to the Jersey Shore Animal Center , 185 Brick Blvd. , Brick, N.J, 08723. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com

Patricia L. Kopp, 57 of Toms River passed away Friday, November 5, 2010 . Patricia’s love of nature developed into a deep love of gardening, photography and travel. Patricia worked as a real estate agent with ERA Realty and Weichert Realtors for several years. Born in Plainfield , she grew up in Warren and graduated from Watchung Hills Regional High School . She moved to Toms River 2 years ago.

She is survived by her two sons, Daniel Crawford of Roebling, NJ and Dennis Crawford of Long Beach Island; her father Frank Kopp of Greeley, PA and her mother Marilyn Morgan of  Oregon; a brother, Frank Kopp, Jr. of Newhall, CA; two sisters, Carol Phillips of Austin, TX and Lorraine Hayes of White Salmon, WA; and her 3 grandchildren Gunnar Crawford, Timothy Starkey and Kyle Hulse.

Friends are invited to celebrate Patricia’s life with her family on Friday, November 12 at 10:30am at the Meyersville Presbyterian Church, 233 Hickory Tavern Road , Gillette , NJ 07933 . Burial of cremains will follow at Fairmount Cemetery in Chatham at noon. In lieu of flowers donations to United Cerebal Palsy of Northern, Central & Southern New Jersey, 245 Main Street, Suite 113 , Chester , NJ 07930 would be appreciated. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com.

Margaret V. Raub of Berkeley Twp. went home to the Lord on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 . She passed from this world at the end of a brief stay at Community Medical Center , Toms River, NJ. She was born Aug. 7, 1920 in E. Orange N.J. to Theodore and Lillian Palm.

Margaret leaves behind her loving husband of 66 years, William Raub, her daughter Victoria Pollice and husband Gary of Shirley, MA and six grandchildren: Cynthia Walters, William Walters and his wife Melissa, Stephen Walters, Glenn Walters and his wife Lynn , Virginia Walters, and Christian Pollice and his wife Lisa. She is also survived by fifteen great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Margaret is pre-deceased by her sister Lillian, her step-mother Winnifred, and her granddaughter Lee.

Margaret and William spent their early marriage years in East and West Orange N.J. before moving to Ortley Beach , N.J. in 1970 where they raised several of their grandchildren after the passing of their daughter Virginia Walters.

Margaret was an active member of the Faith Lutheran Church community in Lavallette , N.J. She was a long-time volunteer for the Ocean County Food Bank. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and rejoiced in family gatherings and the warmth and love of the young members of the family. She always recognized and nurtured the best in everyone she met. She will be greatly missed and long-remembered by all who love her.

Kedz Funeral Home, Toms River is in charge of arrangements. Letters of condolence may be sent by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com. A memorial service will be held 11:00 am Saturday, November 13, 2010 at Faith Lutheran Church , New York Avenue, Lavallette, NJ.

Helen Elizabeth Butter Stutski, 93 of Toms River passed away Saturday, October 30, 2010 at Van Dyke Hospice Care Center, Toms River

Born February 5, 1917 in Philadelphia , PA , she moved to Avenel , NJ in 1925. She attended Avenel and Woodbridge schools. Helen graduated from the Wilford Academy Beauty Culture School in Newark , NJ in 1934. She married John Phillip Stutski from Perth Amboy in 1939. Helen moved to Toms River in 1945. She loved bowling, crocheting and needlework, gardening and Atlantic City . She was a member of St. Joseph ’s Catholic Church and was a Life Member of Deborah Hospital Foundation of Browns Mills. She was predeceased by her beloved husband John in 1964 and a daughter Geraldine Ann in 2002.

Helen is survived by her daughter Bonnie Stutski, and her son John P. Stutski, Jr and his wife Lisa; three grandchildren, Cheryl Napolitano, Theresa Natoli, and George Young, Jr.; four great grandchildren, Nicholas Paul, Joseph Paul, Michael Anthony and Carina Leigh.

Visitation will be held at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River on Tuesday from 1 p.m. until the service time at 4 p.m. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com

Gerald F. Barlow, Sr. 82, of Toms River , formerly of Lakehurst , NJ died Friday, October 29, 2010 surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Barlow was Vice President of Operations for Harry M. Stevens, Inc, in Cranbury , NJ for 27 years, retiring in 1991. At age 14 he ran away from St. Johns Orphanage in Brooklyn , NY , and joined the Navy in 1943 at the age of 15 and retired as a Chief Warrant Officer in 1964. He had served aboard the USS Wasp during World War II and had also served during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Mr. Barlow was a member of the Retired Officers Association and the U.S. Navy Memorial Fleet Reserve. He was also a member of AARP.

Gerald was predeceased by his brother Harold and three sisters, Bernice Klug, Beverly Mazza and Lorraine Waller

Born in Brooklyn, he lived in Mt. Holly moving to Toms River in 1973.

He is survived by:
His wife of 64 years, Beverly Barlow
Four Sons:        Jerry and his wife Marie
                        Bob and his wife Anabelle
                        Wayne and his wife Terri
                        Dave and his wife Rita
Two Daughters:            Sandi Barlow 
                                    Diane Peslak and her husband Andy
11 Grandchildren and 13 Great Grandchildren

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 7 to 9 pm at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30am Wednesday at
St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 1674 Old Freehold Road , Toms River . Burial with full military honors will follow at the Brig, General William Doyle Memorial Cemetery , Arneytown , NJ . In lieu of flowers, contributions to SolAmor Hospice, 1415, Suite 203 , Toms River, NJ 08753.   Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com. 

Terry Mullen, Sr., 60 of Toms River passed away surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at VanDyke Hospice Care Center , Toms River

Terry worked as a roofer for Coffey Brothers Roofing of Howell, NJ. Terry proudly served in the United States Marines during the Vietnam War. He was born in Queens , NY and lived most of his life in Toms River . He was predeceased by his parents John and Ann Mullen and his brother Joseph.

Surviving are his wife Joanne; a son, John Mullen, Jr., three daughters: Wendy Mullen, Christi Wilson and her husband Ben, Kelly Ritchie and her husband Harry, and Kathleen Ritchie and her husband Timmy; his brother Michael Mullen and his wife Laura; and 11  loving grandchildren. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be held at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Avenue , Toms River , on   Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 followed by a funeral service at 8:30pm

In lieu of flowers donations to Van Dyke Hospice, 99 Route 37 West, Toms River, NJ 08755 in his memory would be appreciated

Jean Murray, 80 of Ocean Grove, formerly of Whiting and Avon-by-the-sea, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, October 16 at Jersey Shore Medical Center

She was born in Hillier Ontario, Canada. Jean was the second of nine children born to Reginald and Ellen Harrington. They moved to Toronto where Jean attended the Sackville Street Mission . It was at the mission where she met her future husband, Rev. Thomas Murray. Jean attended Emmaus Bible College in Toronto and then graduated from The American Seminary of the Bible in Brooklyn , NY . Jean served with her husband Toms in four churches: the Bible Christian Church in Brooklyn , NY ; West Natick Chapel in Natick , Mass. ; Curtis Corner Baptist Church in Peacedale , R.I. , and for 24 years at Avon Baptist Church , formerly Taylor Memorial Baptist Church .

Jean was a member of the Bible Christian Union, a member of the Avon Baptist Church and Whiting Bible Church . She taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School , Pioneer Clubs, CEF Good News Clubs and helped with Adventure Pals. Jean was a dedicated mother who, after her own children were grown, took in foster children and others needing a place to call home. Jean spent her last years at Manor-By-The-Sea in Ocean Grove and enjoyed the company of many of her friends there.

She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Rev. Thomas Murray in 2005, and two sisters, Barbara Cowley and Joyce Aulthouse.

Jean is survived by her four sons, Bruce and Cherie, Charles and Carolyn, Paul and Bonnie and Timothy; two brothers, Glenn and Jack Harrington and four sisters, Leitha Yardley, Kae Poupore, Beverley Campbell and Gerrie Jenkins; 11 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Thursday at the Avon Baptist Church , 435 Sylvania Ave. , Avon, from 2 to 4 and 6 until service time at 7:30 pm. Interment will be held Friday, 10:00am at Riverside Cemetery , Toms River

In lieu of flowers, donations to Adventure Pals, P.O. Box 446 , Toms River, NJ, 08754-0446 or Child Evangelism Fellowship of NJ, P.O. Box 59 , Cranbury , NJ 08512 in her memory would be appreciated. Kedz Funeral Home, Toms River , is in charge of arrangements.

Frances C. Pereira, 86, passed away Friday, October 15, 2010 peacefully at home with her family at her side. 

She resided in Manahawkin and fomerly in Toms River, NJ. Frances was born on May 24, 1924 in Scranton , PA to the late Frank and Rose Barillari. Frances was a homemaker, earlier in her life she worked for RCA in Newark . Frances was a parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Toms River .

Surviving are a daughter Maria Rose Saverino and her husband Guy of Manahawkin, NJ; a sister Lena Blackmire of Jackson, NJ; a brother Anthony Barillari of Toms River, NJ; 4 grandchildren Guy Jr, Ashley, Alyssa and Anthony. Her loving husband Anthony passed away in 1995, a brother Joseph Barillari and 2 sisters Molly Friedland and Bella Homiek all passed earlier.

Visitation will be held Tueday October 19, 2010 4-8 PM at Kedz Funeral Home 1123 Hooper Ave , Toms River, NJ 08753. Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday October 20, 2010 at 10:30 AM with Father Bambrick Officiating at St. Joseph Church , 685 Hooper Ave. Toms River, NJ 08753. Burial at St. Joseph Cememtery, Toms River , NJ. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Warren Hills Memorial Home. 234. W. Washington, Ave. Washington , NJ 07882 . Local arrangements with the cooperation of Kedz Funeral Home. To send on-line condolence please visit wwww.warrenhillsmemorialhome.com

The Lord has called home another member of his flock, Ronald Joseph Sheehan, 68, of Toms River, NJ.  He left this world for an everlasting life on Thursday, October 14, 2010 , in the loving company of his family.

He was a graduate of Ramapo High School, Franklin Lakes, NJ, veteran of the U.S. Army, successful self employed businessman and co-founder, trustee and board member of Animal Care Sanctuary. To all who knew him, he was a religious, clear headed man of integrity, who loved life, family, friends and animals. He lived his life deliberately, with much gratitude and a gifted sense of humor. 

He is welcomed into Heaven by: his mother, Margaret Veronica; his father, Russell Joseph, and his daughter, Justine. He will be greatly missed by his best friend and soul mate of 24 years, Jacqueline Greulich; his daughter and her husband, Colleen and Frank; his daughter and her husband, Tara and Mark; his son and his wife, Brendan and Mary; his brother and his wife, Russell and Bunny. He is further survived by ten grandchildren; two nephews; his cousin and his wife, Jack and Jesse…..and Toby too. 

A celebration of Ron’s life will be held at the Ocean Acres Country Club, 925 Buccaneer Lane , Manahawkin , NJ 08050 , on Saturday October 23, 2010 , 1:00-4:00PM . 
In honor of Ron’s dislike of formalities, we request casual dress only.

In lieu of flowers, memorial funds can be established in his name for Animal Care Sanctuary, PO Box A, East Smithfield PA , 188817.

May God keep you in his loving hands until we meet again….We love you Dad.  I love you Hon.

Kenneth J. Glutting, 89, of Lakewood , passed away Monday, October 11, 2010 at Community Medical Center , Toms River

Kenneth was an accountant and worked for M&T Co. at Naval Air Engineering Station at Lakehurst and for various businesses in the Ocean County area. He was a communicant of St. Dominic’s Catholic Church in Brick and was a 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Josephs Council 4969. He was also a member of the American Federation of Musicians of Plainfield, NJ. He proudly served in the US Navy during World War II. He was predeceased by his wife Marie Coyne Glutting in 2005.

Surviving are three sons, Thomas of Lakewood, Keith of Manhattan, Joseph of Beachwood; his daughter Mary Ann Soto of Thornton, CO.; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; a brother Robert of Monmouth Beach; and a sister Jean Gajkowski of Saylorsburg , PA.

Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:00 am Monday at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, 250 Old Squan Road , Brick. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com.  

Richard George Burgdorfer went home to be with the Lord, Sunday morning, October 10, 2010 at his home. 

He was predeceased by his parents John and Emma Burgdorfer, his beloved wife Blanche Smith Burgdorfer and a grandson Ryan Michael Weinberger. He has resided in Toms River since 1958 and was a butcher for over 40 years at the Grand Union. He was the few surviving charter members of Holy Cross Lutheran Church and enjoyed singing in the choir and ushering. He was known to most people as Pop and was loved by all whose lives he touched. Our loss is heaven’s gain.

He is survived by four children, Gail Cammann and her husband Charles, Deborah Vosper and her husband George, Sandra Weinberger Bianchini and John Richard Burgdorfer and his wife Gina; 14 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; a brother Donald Burgdorfer; a sister Kay Christensen and his fiancée Lillian Eitzen.

A memorial service will be held 3:00 pm Sunday, October 17 at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church , 1500 Hooper Ave. , Toms River. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to

A Friend’s House, CN 2010, Toms River, NJ 08754-2010 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 400 Morris Ave., Suite 251 , Denville , NJ 07834 in his memory. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com

Judith Mary Bauer McClory, 72 of West Palm Beach , Florida whose daughter lives in Forked River , passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2010 at Bey Lea Nursing Home, Toms River

Judith worked as a computer operator with the Dept. of Environmental Protection in West Palm Beach , Florida for 5 years. Born in Elizabeth , NJ she later lived in Middlesex , NJ before moving to Florida in 1979. She is survived by her daughter Irene Mueller, her son in law Patrick of Forked River and two grandsons Daniel and Brian Mueller.

Visitation will be held from 6 pm until the service time at 8:30 pm on Thursday at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Letters of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com

Donald Sala, 59 of Toms River , a loving husband, father and poppy, passed away Saturday, October 2, 2010 at his home surrounded by his loving and devoted family. 

Donald was a Master Ceramic Tile Setter for 20 years and then owned and operated ABC Exterminating Co. for 6 years. He attended Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Toms River. He proudly served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. Donald was born in Staten Island , NY and lived there until moving to Toms River in 1981. Donald was a very outgoing, funny man who loved to joke around and always helped others in times of need. He was a hard worker with a loving heart.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 32 years, Diane Waher-Sala; his loving daughter, Lisa Wicinski, and his son in law Francis L. Wicinski of Toms River ; two brothers, Gary Sala of Toms River , Frank Mazzariello of Cobleskill , NY ; his sister, Vicky Mazzariello of Cobleskill , NY ; and his cherished grandsons, Matthew and Ryan.

Visitation will be held at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River on Thursday, October 7, 2010 from 5 until service time at 8:30 p.m. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com.

Wanda J. Redzinak, 95 of Toms River , passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, September 27, 2010

Wanda worked for the Singer Manufacturing Co. in Elizabeth as a secretary for many years, retiring in 1970. She attended St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Seaside Park . She was a member of the Red Ace’s Club in Elizabeth and enjoyed bowling, sewing and crocheting. Her greatest joy came from taking care of her family and spending time with her nieces and nephews. Born and raised in Elizabeth , she lived in Linden and Rahway before moving to Toms River in 1968. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 70 years, Walter Redzinak, Sr. in 2005.

She is survived by her devoted son, Walter Jr., of Toms River ; a brother Edward Stefanik of Seaside Park ; a sister, Catherine Gill of Linden ; and many loving nieces and nephews.  

Visitation will be held Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10:00am at St. Catherine of Siena Church , 50 ‘E’ Street, Seaside Park . In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, 400 Morris Ave., Suite 251 , Denville , NJ 07834-1365 in her memory would be appreciated. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com.

Walter Pysarchyk, 86 of Toms River , passed away on Friday, September 24, 2010 at The Chelsea Care Center, Toms River

Walter worked as a truck driver for many years before retiring. He had a love for the water and enjoyed spending his time fishing and crabbing. Born in Jersey City he grew up in Linden before moving to the Ocean County are 45 years ago.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife Helen Pysarchyk in1971.

Walter is survived by his daughter Susie Brodie of Springfield , VT , his granddaughter Sarah and many loving nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 7 – 9 p.m. Monday at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Funeral services will be offered 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home followed by burial at St. Joseph ’s Cemetery. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com

Anatoli Szczerbinin, 83 of Toms River , passed away on Friday, September 17, 2010 at Jersey Shore Medical Center , Neptune

Anatoli worked as an Aviation Electronics Technician for the Electroid Co., in Springfield , NJ for 20 years. He was a former member of the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Irvington and presently was a member of St. Mary’s Russian Orthodox Church in Jackson . He was an active member of ODUM, the Ukrainian Youth League in New York . Anatoli served in the Army in World War II in the European Theater. Born and raised in Ludzk , Poland , he lived in Maplewood before moving to Toms River in 1994.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Barbara Volodin Szczerbinin; two sons, Anthony and Victor Szczerbinin; two daughters, Tamara Szczerbinin, and Ludmila Tolmachova, and his loving granddaughter, Kristina Marie.

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 6 – 9 pm at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River .  Friends are invited to meet the family for the funeral mass at St. Mary’s Russian Orthodox Church, 316 Cassville Road , (Route 571) Jackson on Wednesday at 11:00 am . Letters of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com. 

Dorothy Viola Strapko, 87 of Whiting, passed away peacefully Friday, Sept. 17, 2010 at Southern Ocean County Hospital. 

She was born in Neshanic, Somerset County , NJ on July 21, 1923 and moved to the Toms River area in 1953. Dorothy was the daughter of the late Judson B. and Mary Ruth Everitt. She worked for various Title Search Companies in Ocean and Monmouth Counties as a Title Searcher. She also worked at Dial a Ride and Cares in Whiting. She was an active & faithful member of Bethany Bible Chapel, Silverton , NJ . Dorothy was loved by all and was known for her kind heart, easy smile, love of children and her enduring faith in the Lord. Over the years she was second mother to numerous children and co-workers showering them with her unconditional love. Her love of family was her greatest joy.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her beloved husband Joseph Strapko, her son Wayne Everitt Strapko and her son-in-law Joseph Laratta. She is survived by her daughters Margaret Laratta of Island Heights , Joanne Mullen and her husband Terry of Whiting, Nancy Strapko of Campton , NH and Virginia Chiusano and her husband John of Lanoka Harbor. She is also survived by her sons, David Strapko and his wife Jennifer of Howell and Charles Strapko and his wife Tammy of West Creek. She is also survived by her sister Virginia Everitt of Whiting, her brothers, Earl Everitt and his wife Sophie of Gridley, Kansas and Donald Everitt and his wife Jackie of Mifflintown, PA.

Dorothy will be deeply missed by her ten beloved grandchildren and her ten great-grandchildren. 

Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 to 6 pm at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Funeral services will be held 10:00 am Monday at Bethany Bible Chapel, 2341 Church Road , Toms River . In lieu of flowers, donations to Bethany Bible Chapel in her memory would be appreciated. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com

Bernice M. Karcanes, 84 of Toms River , passed away Monday, September 13, 2010 at the Van Dyke Hospice Center, Toms River

Bernice worked for the Callen Photo Mount Co., in Jersey City for 35 years, retiring in 2005. Bernice was a volunteer for the Greenville American Little League and Babe Ruth League in Jersey City . She touched not only the lives of her family, but also the lives of those who knew her. She was an inspiration to all and will be greatly missed. Born in Jersey City , she was a life long resident there, moving to Toms River 5 years ago. She was predeceased by her brother Fred Brehne in March of 2005..

Bernice is survived by her three devoted children, James Hillman of Bayonne, Louis Karcanes of Glen Rock and Virginia Markou of Toms River; her loving grandchildren, Vanessa amd her husband Nathan, Andrew, Alexander, Louis and Delaine; and her precious great granddaughter, Effie Dickinson.

Friends are invited to celebrate Bernice’s life with her family at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River , on Thursday from 2 to 4 pm with a memorial service at 4. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Van Dyke Hospice and Palliative Care Center , 99 Route 37 West, Toms River, NJ 08755 in her memorial would be appreciated. Letters of Condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com

Rose Tagliarino, 86, of Toms River , passed away Friday, September 10, 2010 at Community Medical Center

Rose was a communicant of St. Joseph ’s Catholic Church of Toms River. Born and raised in Jersey City , she moved to Toms River 11 years ago. She was predeceased by her daughter Linda Cleg in August of 2008.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 61 years, Ignazio; her son Alex Tagliarino of Toms River , two loving grandchildren, Alex Gerard Tagliarino and Theresa Marie Smith; her brother Gerard Marzocca of Union and her sister, Theresa Miragliotta of Manalapan.

Visitation will be held Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10:00 am Tuesday at St. Joseph ’s Catholic Church, Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Entombment will follow at St. Joseph ’s Cemetery. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com

Nicholina ‘Nicki’ Flynn, 82 of Melbourne , Florida , formerly of Beachwood , NJ passed away Wednesday, Sept. 8. 

Nicki retired from NJ Bell Telephone Company where she worked as a telephone operator for many years. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers Association, and was a former communicant of St. Barnabas Catholic Church. Born and raised in Newark she lived in Beachwood from 1972 until moving to Florida in 2004. She was predeceased by her beloved husband James F. Flynn in 1980.

She is survived by her loving sisters, Mary Primost of Melbourne, FL; Theresa Pagano of Toms River; sister in law, Alice Soriano of Union, NJ; niece Kathleen Bogus and nephew Kevin Their; great nieces, Jessica and Jennifer Bogus all of Melbourne, Fl. She is also survived by several other nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 6 to 8 pm at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 am Thursday at St. Barnabas Catholic Church, 33 Woodland Ave. , Bayville. Arrive at the funeral at 9:30 am . Burial will follow at the Ocean County Memorial Park . Letters of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com.   

Timothy J. Moore, 48 of Toms River passed away Saturday, September 04, 2010 at the  Fountainview Care Center .

He was a member of the Holy Innocents at St. Justin’s Catholic Church and was a resident for several years of the21 Plus Dallas Drive Group Home in Toms River . Timothy also attended the ARC transition school, the 21 Plus workshop and the Young at Heart in Bricktown. He was born and raised in Jersey City before moving to Toms River . Timothy was predeceased by his loving parents, James and Agnes Moore

He is survived by his beloved sister Kevin Marie Moore and brother James Moore and his wife Patricia. He is a loving uncle of James Michael and Brian Patrick Moore.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, from 6 to 9 pm at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . A mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9:30 am Wednesday at St. Justin’s Catholic Church, 975 Fischer Blvd. Toms River. Interment will follow at the Ocean County Memorial Park , Toms River

In lieu of flowers, donations to 21 Plus, Inc., 225 Washington Street , Toms River, NJ 08753 in his name would be appreciated. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com

Paul B. Yodice, Sr., 45 of Forked River , passed away Monday, August 30, 2010 at Community Medical Center

Paul was the catalyst for his family business  Total Garage Solutions, of Forked River . He loved to ride his Harley motorcycle and was a member of the Ocean County Harley Davidson Association. Born in Paterson he grew up in Toms River , moving to Forked River 5 years ago. He was predeceased by his mother Clorinda Yodice in 2002 and brother Frank J. Yodice in 2007

He is survived by his loving wife Annette and his children Paulie B. Yodice, Jr., aka Walnuts and Lina Marie Yodice,  his little princess;  his father Frank A. Yodice, Carole Britton and sisters, Patti Nelson her husband Bob, and Tracey Yodice . 

Paul was loving, strong and family oriented and his spirit will continue through the lives of our family including his loving nieces and nephews:  Carolyn, Greg, Eric, Sean, Kathy, Anastacia, Angela, Jerome Thomas ( JT), Tyler, Lia, Audrey, Ethan, Carter and Lily as well as Carole’s children Joey, Clorinda, John and Jackie. 

Paul truly touched someone everywhere he went as such family members and friends alike  will all miss his zest for life, fun loving nature and abundance of love, light and compassion.  

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm Friday at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Funeral services will be held 10:00 am Saturday at the Presbyterian Church of Toms River, Chestnut St. and Hooper Ave. Interment will follow at Riverside

Cornelius Romano, 85 of Toms River , passed away Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at the Van Dyke Hospice Center, Toms River

He was a Union City Fireman for 25 years, retiring in 1983. He served in the United States Army Air Corp. during World War II with the 100th bomber group and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Born and raised in Hoboken NJ he lived in Union City   before moving to Toms River in
1974.

Surviving are his devoted wife of 62 years, Antoinette; his sons, Joseph Romano of Manahawkin, Frank Romano of Garfield ; his daughter, Jacqualyn Brennan of Toms River ; 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; and his brother Frank Romano of Howell , NJ

Visitation will be held Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11:00 am Saturday at St. Joseph ’s Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at Ocean County Memorial Park

In lieu of flowers donation in his memory to the American Heart Association, 1 Union St., Suite 301 , Robbinsville , NJ 08691 , would be appreciated. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com.  

Roy Armstrong, 67 of Davenport , FL , formerly of Toms River , passed away on Friday, August 06, 2010 .

Roy worked for the New York City Transit Authority as a bus operator for 21 years, retiring in 1991. He was born in Bronx , NY , and lived in Toms River before moving to Florida several years ago. He was predeceased by his wife Diane Cahill Armstrong in 1994.

Surviving are his sons, Christopher and Patrick Armstrong; his daughters Rosemary Armstrong, Marion Engle and Kelly Butterbodt; two granddaughters, Christina and Kellia.

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 5 to 8 pm at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . A funeral service will be held 11:00 am Wednesday at the funeral home, followed by interment at St. Joseph ’s Cemetery.   

Ira W. Lowe, 88 formerly of Toms River passed away Tuesday, August 24, 2010 in Port Charlotte , Florida

Ira worked as a longshoreman for the International Longshoreman Association in New York City for 42 years and retiring in 1984. He proudly served in the US Navy during World War II. Ira was a devoted Yankee fan and enjoyed watching the games with his grandchildren. Born in Burke , Texas , he lived in Toms River before moving to Punta Gorda , FL in 2007. He was predeceased by his wife Grace Clyons Lowe in April of 2004 and a son Robert J. Lowe in 2008.

Surviving are his son Gary and his wife Heddy with whom he lived, and 8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren whom he loved.

Visitation will be held at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River on Thursday, Sept. 2, from 9:30 to 11:30 pm. followed by burial at 12:30 pm at the Brig. General William Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery , Arneytown.

Isabel “Mima” Giannetti, 78 of Toms River passed away on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at her home surrounded by her loving family. 

She worked in the Ocean County area as a hairdresser and beautician for several years. She attended St. Joseph ’s Catholic Church of Toms River. Isabel was born in Almeria , Spain and lived Paterson before moving to Toms River in 1983. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Frank B. Giannetti, Jr., on April 19, 2010 and her daughter Carmen Giannetti of Paterson .

Surviving are her devoted children, Frank Giannetti, III and his wife Dora of Toms River,   Gloria Hage and her husband Sam of Manasquan, and Joan Demko and her husband Tom of Bayville; she was ‘Mima’ to her six loving grandchildren, Claudia, Natalie, Kirsten, Frankie IV, Nico and Mia Isabella. She is also survived by two brothers, John and Diego Perez; several nieces and nephews and her loving caregiver Mary Ferguson.

A memorial mass will be celebrated 9:00 am Saturday, August 28, at St. Joseph ’s Catholic Church, Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Kedz Funeral Home, Toms River , is in charge of arrangements. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com.  

Rosemary Kissane, 81 of Toms River , passed away on Friday, August 06, 2010 at the Kensington Manor Nursing Home. 

She worked for Dunn and Bradstreet of Florham Park, NJ as a secretary for over 40 years. She was a former communicant of St. Michaels Church of Cranford where she served as President of the Rosary Society. She was a communicant of St. Justin’s Church of Toms River and a member of the Rosary Society. She was also a member of the St. Mary’s Hill Topper Club. Born and raised in Elizabeth , she lived in Cranford and Long Island, moving to Toms River in 1992. She was predeceased by her husband Michael in 1993 and her son Thomas in 2009.

Surviving are her son Michael of Toms River; her daughter Maureen Toth of Keyport; brother Thomas McCarthy of Littleton , CO ; sister, Eileen Brightman of Lakewood ; 3 grandchildren, Aaron, Terry and Amanda; and a great granddaughter, Mia.

Visitation will be held Monday from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 pm at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 9:30 am Tuesday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 40 Alden St. , Cranford

Donna M. Drozd, 50 of Toms River passed away on Monday, August, 2, 2010 at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center

Born in Plattsburgh , NY , she grew up on Forestdale Road in AuSable Forks, NY, and later attended The College of St. Rose in Albany , NY where she earned her Master's Degree in Education. Donna was a dedicated teacher and began her career in Phoenicia , NY teaching grammar school. She then taught special education in Bergen County for some time. She also taught at Helen A. Fort Middle School in Pemberton , NJ for numerous years. She was a communicant of St. Joseph ’s Catholic Church of Toms River where she assisted with the childrens' choir. Donna was a devoted wife and mother. She also enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, reading, and researching her family's history. She was predeceased by her mother, Marie McIntyre who died in 1980.

Donna is survived by her husband of 22 years, Ted Drozd; her loving children, Laura, Sarah, Claire and David; her father, Robert McIntyre and her step mother Bonnie McIntyre of Burlington, NC ; two brothers, Richard McIntyre of Rochester, NY, William McIntyre of Saranac Lake, NY;  her sister Barbara Growhoski of Easthampton, MA and her step sister Jan McKenna of Chandler, AZ.

Visitation will be held Friday from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10:00 am Saturday, at St. Joseph ’s Catholic Church, Hooper Ave. , Toms River , Letters of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com 

Pauline Luthenauer, 89 of Silver Ridge, Berkeley Twp., passed away Monday, August 2, 2010 at the Worthington Assisted Living in Brick. 

Pauline worked for Harmonia Savings Bank in Elizabeth as a new accounts clerk, retiring in 1980. She was a communicant of St. Joseph ’s Catholic Church of Toms River. Born and raised in Elizabeth , she lived in Roselle Park before moving to Silver Ridge, Toms River in 1980 where she was a member of the garden club. She was predeceased by her husband Paul in 1989.

Surviving are two nephews, Richard Young of Toms River and Thomas Young of New Providence , NJ .

A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 am Thursday at St. Joseph ’s Catholic Church, Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Interment will follow at the Evergreen Cemetery , Hillside , NJ .  Kedz Funeral Home, Toms River is in charge of arrangements. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com   

Agnes R. Lentz, 80 of Toms River passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Agnes was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Island Heights, where she served as the church organist for 30 years, before retiring in 2005. She also worked as a home health aide for the Visiting Homemaker Service from 1971 to 1977. She was born in Newark and moved to Toms River in 1968. She was predeceased by her beloved husband George W. Lentz in 2004, her mother Jessie Nesmith Duncan in 1977, her father Alfred Duncan in 1981, and her mother and father in law George and Helen Lentz, and her brother in law Gary Lentz in 2001.

Agnes is survived by her two sons, Craig and Eric Lentz of Toms River; sister and brother in law, Marion and Bob Williams of Ft. Meyers, FL. ; Brother in law and sister in law, pat and Leonard Lentz of Point Pleasant.

Friends and relatives are invited to celebrate Agnes’ life with her family on Sunday, August 1st from 1 until the funeral service at 3:30 at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Avenue , Toms River

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Popcorn Park Zoo, PO Box 43 , Forked River , NJ 08731 in her memory would be appreciated.

Margaret Botta, 79 of Toms River , passed away Monday, July 12, 2010 at the Holiday Care Center

Her favorite hobbies included gambling and walking the boardwalk in Atlantic City . Born and raised in Bronx , New York , she lived in Ridgefield Park before moving to Toms River . Margaret was predeceased by her beloved husband Nicholas on May 1, 2010 .

She is survived by her five children, Steven, Debra and Linda of New Jersey, William of New York and Chris of Connecticut; and 8 loving grandchildren, Lauren, William, Darrin, Nicholas, Rachel, Haley, Zach and Jake.

Visitation will be held Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 with an 8:30 pm funeral service  at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River

In lieu of flowers, donations to Van Dyke Hospice, 99 Route 37 West, Toms River, NJ 08755 in her name would be appreciated.

Peter Vincent McGrath, 76, of Berkeley Twp., passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at the Van Dyke Hospice Center,

Toms River . Peter was a fireman with the Newark Fire Department for 25 years, retiring in 1985 and was a member of the Fireman’s Benevolent Association. He proudly served as a paratrooper in the US Army during the Korean War. He was a communicant of St. Maximilian-Kolbe Catholic Church. Peter was born and raised in Newark and lived in Old Bridge for 30 years where he raised his family before moving to Berkeley Twp. 13 years ago. 

He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Barbara Saunders McGrath; son, Timothy V. McGrath of Toms River ; two daughters, Jeanne Ramsay of Somerville and Kathleen Gilbert and her husband Mark of Old Bridge; a brother Joseph McGrath of Henderson , NV ; and 5 cherished grandchildren, Cliff, Christopher, Samantha, Jessica and Travis.

Visitation will be held Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 9:30am , Friday at St. Maximilian-Kolbe Catholic Church, Berkeley Twp. 

In lieu of flowers, donations to Van Dyke Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 99 Route 37 West, Toms River, 08755 in his memory would be appreciated. For driving directions and to send condolences please visit www.kedzfuneralhome.com. 

Charles J. Mayer, 79 of Lakewood , passed away Saturday, June 18, 2010 , at the Van Dyke Hospice Center, Toms River

Charles was a Mosquito Control Commissioner for Ocean County . He attended the First United Methodist Church of Island Heights. He was a member of the Garden State Boat Modelers, and a former Vice-President of the Battle Ship NJ Historical Museum Society. He was also a member of the Harmony Masonic Lodge No. 18 F&AM of Toms River . Charles was born in Kearny , NJ and lived most of his life in Toms River and Island Heights , moving to Harrogate in Lakewood in 2006. He was predeceased by his brother David Mayer and his sister Jean Mayer.

Charles is survived by his beloved wife Ruth Winship Mayer; two sons, Burt Mayer of Toms River and Harry Mayer of Medford , NJ ; and two cherished granddaughters, Christina and Kimberly.

Private services are under the direction of Kedz Funeral Home, Toms River . Letters of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kedzfuneralhom.com

Nora T. Darragh, nee Tracy , 71, passed away Friday, May 28 at the Geraldine L.  Thompson Care Center in Allenwood. 

Born in Jersey City to Richard and Mary Tracy, she lived there most of her life. Retiring from the Hudson County Violations Bureau in 1996, she moved to Little Egg Harbor. 

She was predeceased by her daughter, Tracey Doherty; her brother Richard Tracy and his wife Patricia; and Kathleen Tracy, her sister-in-law. 
She is survived by her husband Robert; brothers Thomas Tracy and
his wife Jeanette and Patrick Tracy, her twin. Celebrating her life are her sons Michael and William Doherty and William's wife Melissa; daughters Christine Schoch and her husband Richard, Noreen Doherty and her husband Wayne Baptiste, Allison Desomma, and Sharon Doherty and her husband James Burke. She is also survived by an extended and loving family of 10 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson, 7 stepchildren, 14 step-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 4 to 8 pm at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave., Toms River . Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10:30 am Wednesday at St. Joseph 's Catholic Church, 511 Pavonia Ave. , Jersey City . Interment will follow at Crest Haven Cemetery , Clifton . Letters of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com/condolences.htm.

Nora T. Darragh, nee Tracy , 71, passed away Friday, May 28 at the Geraldine L. Thompson Care Center in Allenwood. 

Born in Jersey City to Richard and Mary Tracy, she lived there most of her life. Retiring from the Hudson County Violations Bureau in 1996, she moved to Little Egg Harbor. 

She was predeceased by her daughter, Tracey Doherty; her brother Richard Tracy and his wife Patricia; and Kathleen Tracy, her sister-in-law. She is survived by her husband Robert; brothers Thomas Tracy and his wife Jeanette and Patrick Tracy, her twin. Celebrating her life are her sons Michael and William Doherty and William's wife Melissa; daughters Christine Schoch and her husband Richard, Noreen Doherty and her husband Wayne Baptiste, Allison Desomma, and Sharon Doherty and her husband James Burke. She is also survived by an extended and loving family of 10 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson, 7 stepchildren, 14 step-grandchildren a many nieces and nephews. 

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 4 to 8 pm at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave., Toms River . Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10:30 am Wednesday at St. Joseph 's Catholic Church, 511 Pavonia Ave. , Jersey City . Interment will follow at Crest Haven Cemetery , Clifton . Letters of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com/condolences.htm.

Edward R. Opiekun, 81, of Brick, passed away Sunday, May 23, 2010 at Kimball Medical Center

Edward worked for Public Service Electric & Gas in Linden for 40 years before retiring as a supervisor in 1987. He was an active member of St. Dominic’s Catholic Church in Brick.  Born and raised in Jessup , PA , he grew up in Nutley and lived in Irvington and Newark before moving to Brick in 1982. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Anne in 1994, a brother Andrew and his sister Beatrice Sobotor.

Edward is survived by his son Richard and his wife Maryanne of Brick, his brother James Opiekun of Florida and numerous loving nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10:00 am Thursday at St. Dominic’s Church, 250 Old Squan Road , Brick. Interment will follow at St. Joseph ’s Cemetery, Toms River . Letters of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com  

Richard W. Heagen 79 of Toms River, passed away Sunday, May 16, 2010 at VanDyke Hospice Care Center in Toms River

Richard worked for the Toms River Parks and Recreation Department for 15 years as a refrigeration engineer, retiring in 1993. He proudly served in the United State Marines. Richard was a skilled archer and a member of the Bow Benders of Jackson Township. He was a communicant of St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church. Born and raised in Jersey City he moved to Toms River in 1962.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Angela Costa Heagen; four children, Susan Snyder of Toms River, Judy Ullmann of Knoxville, TN, Richard of Delray Beach, FL, and Matthew of Toms River; a sister, Doris Brown of Danville, CA; and nine loving grandchildren, Christopher, Alexis, Whitney, William, Tara, Ryan, Matthew, Luke and Caroline.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 on Tuesday at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 9:30 am Wednesday at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, St. Maximilian Lane, Berkeley Twp. Interment services and military honors will follow at the Brig. General Wm. C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery , Arneytown , NJ

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or VanDyke Hospice, 99 Route 37 West, Toms River, NJ 08755 in his name would be appreciated.

Anthony Capaccio, Jr. 67 of Lakewood , passed away Friday, May 14, 2010 at his home. 

He was an equipment operator for the Essex County Parks Department for many years. He was a member of the Men’s Club, the bowling and bocce leagues at the Fairways at Lake Ridge. Born in Newark , he lived in Belleville before moving to Lakewood in 1999. 

He was predeceased by his beloved wife Theresa in 2000, his son Anthony III in 2008,  and sisters Elaine Raymond and Phyllis Comito
Surviving are his devoted daughter, Dana Capaccio; four grandchildren, Tara Baldassare, Anthony Capaccio IV, Michael Capaccio and Nikki Ann Franciose; sister, Lena Fano; three brothers, Frank, John and James Capaccio; extended family member John Keene and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 9:15 am , Monday at the Church of St. Luke , 1674 Old Freehold Road , Toms River , Interment will follow at St. Mary of the Lake Cemetery , Lakewood

In lieu of flowers, donations to the family would be appreciated.  

Robert W. Aumueller, 73 of Howell Twp. went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, May 9, 2010

Robert received his bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from Steven’s Institute of Technology . He worked as a civilian for the US Army for 36 years, before retiring in 1994. In that time he earned the US Commander’s Award for Civilian Service in 1994 for Director, Survivability Equipment Division; Official Commendation for Outstanding Performance as Chief, Electronic Warfare Systems Division and was awarded a medal from CECOM Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate. He was Supervisory Electronics Engineer from 1988 to 1994 at US Army CECOM, Ft. Monmouth and served as Division Director of the Survivability Equipment Division, responsible for research and production of electro-optical, radar and infrared countermeasure systems, providing 95% of all electronic warfare systems to the US Army. His division was responsible for over 40 contracts with companies ranging from small business owners to “Fortune 500” companies, with a total value of over 1 billion dollars. He was a member of the United States Army Acquisition Corp. Bob was a member of the CrossPoint Baptist Church in Farmingdale and served as assistant pastor. He was also actively involved with Dedication Evangelism, a world wide outreach ministry located in Towaco , NJ . Born in Passaic, Bob grew up in Garfield, moving to the Monmouth County area in 1958.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Arlene Hartmann Aumueller; sons, Brian Aumueller and his wife Karen of Newtown, CT., Tim Aumueller of Farmingdale; daughter, Cheri Aumueller of New York and a grandson, Zach of Newtown, CT.

Visiting at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524) Freehold Township , on Wednesday, May 12 from 6 to 9 pm. Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Thursday at the CrossPoint Baptist Church, 462 Squankum-Yellowbrook Road, Farmingdale, NJ. 

In Lieu of flowers, donations in his memory are requested to CrossPoint Baptist Church or Dedication Evangelism, P.O. Box 10 , Towaco , NJ 07082 .   For information, directions or condolence messages to the family, please visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com

Robert C. Scappaticcio, 31 of Toms River , passed away on Friday, May 7, 2010

He worked in the shore area building and repairing bulkheads, a job he truly enjoyed. He was a member of the Abundant Grace Church in Toms River where he was involved with the men’s bible study. Born and raised in Jersey City , he moved to the shore area in 1994. 

Robert was predeceased by his parents, Louis and Marion Scappaticcio, a brother Anthony and his sister Linda Smagalla.
Surviving are his fiancée, Terri Wheeler, his daughter Madison Maureen Scappaticcio and his brother Vincent.

A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Abundant Grace Church, 108 Indian Head Road (Route 571) Toms River, NJ. Kedz Funeral Home, Toms River is in charge of arrangements. Letters of condolence may be sent the family by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com

Nicholas Botta, 74 of Toms River , passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2010 . Nicholas worked as a tractor trailer driver for United Parcel Service and retired after 35 years of service. He proudly served our country in the US Army. Born in the Bronx, he lived in New York and Ridgefield Park before moving to Toms River . He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Lucy Botta and his sister Viola.

He is survived by his wife Margaret; his children Nancy, Nicholas and Christopher; his step children Steven, Debra, Linda, William and Chris; a brother Carl, two sisters Marie and Theresa; his niece Irene and her husband Larry; a nephew Michael and 8 step grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave , Toms River on Thursday from 3 until service time at 6 pm. Interment will be held 11:30 am Friday at St. Raymond Cemetery, Bronx, NY.

James J. Albers, 69 of Toms River passed away on May 3, 2010 .

Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 5 from 5 to 8 pm at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 9:30 am Thursday, May 6 at St. Justins Catholic Church, 975 Fischer Blvd. Toms River.

Jeffrey Caballero, 21 of Toms River , passed away Monday, May 03, 2010 . He was involved with the wrestling team at Toms River Intermediate North and attended High School North. He was a communicant of St. Joseph ’s Catholic Church. Born in Toms River , he lived in the Philippines for several years before moving back to Toms River .

Jeffrey is survived by his devoted parents Donato and Delia Caballero of Toms River ; two brothers, Don Caballero and his wife Jen deVera, and Charles Caballero and his fiancée Beverly Inovero,; two sisters, Gillian Bergonio and her husband Francis and Angela Caballero; two nieces, Kylie and Alessa; and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation will be held Friday from 2 to 9 pm at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 9:00 am Saturday at St. Joseph ’s Catholic Church, Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery . Letters of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com    

Marion De Young, 83, of Toms River , passed away Saturday, May 1, 2010 at her home. She was born in Harrison and lived in Kearny for many years before moving to Toms River in 1984. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Edward in 2003.

Marion is survived by her devoted children, Edward De Young of Pittsgrove, NJ, Janice Dennis of Toms River, and Elaine De Young of Hackettstown; her 7 loving grandchildren, Bryan, Barbara, Jason, Jamie, Thomas, Joseph and Bridget, and great grandson Joshua.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:15 am Thursday at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 1674 Old Freehold Road , Toms River . Burial in Highland Falls , NY will be private. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com      

Frank Benito Giannetti, Jr., 82 of Toms River passed away on Monday, April 19, 2010

Frank was a sheet metal worker and worked for over 60 years with the Sheet Metal Workers International Association, Local Union 25 of North Jersey and was a communicant of St. Joseph ’s Catholic Church, Toms River . He proudly served in the US Army during World War II. Frank was born in Paterson and lived there most of his life before moving to Toms River in 1983. He was predeceased by his daughter Carmen Giannetti of Paterson .

Surviving are his beloved wife of 56 years, Isabel, his son Frank Giannetti, III and his wife Dora of Toms River, two daughters, Gloria Hage and her husband Sam of Manasquan, and Joan Demko and her husband Tom of Bayville, and six loving grandchildren, Claudia, Natalie, Kirsten, Fankie IV, Nicolas and Mia Isabella.

Private family services are under the direction of Kedz Funeral Home, Toms River . Letters of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com.  

Minnie L. Schmicker, 90, a long time resident of Pennsauken and Island Heights , passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Minnie was born and raised in Worcester , MA and trained to become an RN at Hahnemann Hospital before moving to Philadelphia where she met her husband Robert.  They moved to Pennsauken in 1949 where her life revolved around her family, her church and her community.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Merchantville.  The Pennsauken First Aid Squad honored Minnie and Bob in December, 1977, as life members for their many years of service. She summered in Island Heights from 1963 and retired there in 1977. She was active in the Island Heights Yacht Club Ladies Auxiliary, a past recipient of the Dorothy Hummel award and an honorary life member.  Minnie was also a member of the East Dover Baptist Church , Toms River . She volunteered for the American Red Cross, Meals on Wheels and was State Chairman of the ABCNJ White Cross. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 59 years, Robert Schmicker, in 2008.

She is survived by two sons, Robert Schmicker and his wife Catrina of Rye, NY, and James Schmicker and his wife Susan of Severna Park, MD; three daughters, Betty Schmicker-Black and her husband Kevin of Los Alamitos, CA, Linda Wheatley and her husband Geoffrey of English Creek, NJ, and Susan DeScioli and her husband Louis of Kingwood, TX; and nine loving grandchildren, Gregory, Nancy and Thomas Schmicker, James and Adrian Black, Patricia and Louis DeScioli, and Katherine and Emily Schmicker.

Visitation will be held at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River on Friday from 7 to 9 pm and Saturday from 10 until service time at 11:30 . Entombment will follow at the Ocean County Memorial Park , Toms River . In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the White Cross, an organization of the American Baptist Churches which has provided bandages, medical supplies, school supplies and services in the US and throughout the world since 1919. White Cross, American Baptist Churches USA, PO Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting kedzfuneralhome@aol.com.   

Joel H. Laster, 63 of Toms River , passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2010. 

Joel worked as a security guard for CNA Insurance Co., of Neptune . His passion was sports, and he enjoyed coaching Little League, Basketball, Soft Ball and Soccer in Long Branch .  He was born and raised in Newark , and lived most of his life in Long Branch , moving to Toms River 3 years ago.

He is survived by his companion, Patricia Carney, his son Robert Carney and daughter Amanda Carney, both of Toms River , his sister, Marilyn Arnone, of Ft. Meyers , FL., his aunt Florence Myers and uncle Philip Myers.

Visitation will be held Friday from 5 to 8 pm at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River .

Nancy Taylor Blanchette, 55 of Manchester Township , passed away on Sunday, April 04, 2010 .

Nancy loved and enjoyed nature especially caring for and feeding the birds around her home. She was born in Newark and lived in Jackson before moving to Manchester 30 years ago.

She is survived by her loving husband Rodger, her son William Raney of Manahawkin, her daughter Diane Kimball of Manchester, her brother, Nelson Taylor of Ocean Gate; her sisters Susan Archer of N.C., Diane Muirhead of Pine Beach, Linda Taylor of Jackson, Barbara Williamson of Toms River, and her six beloved grandchildren.

Friends are invited to celebrate Nancy ’s life with her family on Wednesday, from 5 to 8 pm at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . The family invites you to  share your written memories, prayers, stories and photographs of Nancy so that they can be displayed and shared with her many friends and kept as a continued reminder for her family and grandchildren as to the loving and caring person Nancy was. 

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice in Nancy ’s memory.

Harold ‘Harry’ A. Kennedy, 89, of Toms River , passed away, Monday, March 22, 2010

He was the son of James and Elizabeth Kennedy, born and raised in the Kereigh Head Section of Elizabeth.  Harold worked for the City of Elizabeth Water Utility Department for 25 years, retiring in 1982, and moved to Toms River . Harold proudly served in the US Army during World Way II, and was a member of the American Legion, George P. Vanderveer Post 129 of Toms River. He was a communicant of St. Justin’s Catholic Church and was a member of St. Justin’s senior citizens. He was past officer of the Gilford Park Civic Club and former member of the Gilford Park Yacht Club. 

He was predeceased by his loving wife Ann (nee: Perrit) Kennedy in 1997, and a brother Thomas Kennedy in 1990.
Harold is survived by: two brothers. James Kennedy of Toms River and Patrick Kennedy of Garwood and several nieces and nephews. 

Visitation will be held Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 9:30 am , Tuesday at St. Justin’s Catholic Church, 975 Fischer Blvd. , Toms River . Interment will follow at the Brig. Gen. William Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery , Arneytown.

John Evers, 79 of Seaside Park , passed away Saturday, March 20, 2010 at VanDyke Hospice and Palliative Care Center , Toms River

He worked as a printer for Brewster Textiles of Paterson for 15 years. He graduated from Hawthorne High School and then served in the Air Force during the Korean War. John was a member of the Seaside Moose Lodge and the Elks Lodge No. 1863 of Fairlawn. Born and raised in Prospect Park , he lived in Fairlawn, moving to Seaside Park in 1998.

He was predeceased by his wife Lois Meire Evers in 2002.
Surviving are his two children: Linda Carey of Suffern, NY; and Daniel Evers of Fairlawn; 5 loving grandchildren, Christina, Daniel, Billy, Danielle and Nicole; and two sisters, Esther Wartena of Atascadero, CA, and Ruth Prall of Point Pleasant.

Friends are invited to join the family in celebrating John’s life at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River on Sunday from 2 to 4 and from 7 until the memorial service at 8:30 pm

Lisa Jane Fujarcyk Kurzynowski, 59 of Island Heights , passed away Saturday, February 27, at Ocean Medical Center , Brick. 

She summered in Island Heights most of her life with her family, moving here from Essex County , permanently 20 years ago. Lisa was a graduate of Tufts University Masters Program, a former Miss Ocean County , a talented artist and a splendid elementary teacher. We will remember Lisa for her loving empathy for others, her spirituality and her caring for all whom she met. She was indeed a child of God. The last of her loving family, Lisa was predeceased by her mother, Stella, father, Peter R., and her brother Peter C. Fujarcyk, and her husband James Kurzynowski.

Left to remember the good times are her dearest friends, Elizabeth Ooms, Lucille Buonocore, Tatiana Shiloff, Burt Mayer and Burt’s extended family.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial service to celebrate Lisa’s life which will be held at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, March 24, at the First United Methodist Church of Island Heights, 111 Ocean Avenue , Island Heights , NJ . Kedz Funeral Home, Toms River is in charge of arrangements. 

Hope J. Hartmann, (nee Joyce) age 88, of Stockholm, Hardyston Township passed away on Sunday February 28, 2010 at her daughter’s home in Wall Township.  

Mrs. Hartmann was born in Gilmerton , VA and had lived in the Lake Tamarack section of Stockholm since 1947.  She retired in 1987 as a supervisor for Mobil Oil Corporation, NY, after 26 years service.  Hope enjoyed her many world travels and trips to Atlantic City .

She was predeceased by her Husband John L. in 1973, her son John E.  in 2000 and her son in law Robert Walsh, in 2008. 
Hope is survived by two daughter’s Joyce and her husband John Fielder of Wall, and Janet R. Walsh of Hopewell .  One son Jay T. Hartmann of Forked River and her loving niece Joyce Stewart of Brick.   She is also survived by five grandchildren Robin White, Lori Maliff, Douglas Fielder, Kaitlyn and Kyle Walsh and three great grandchildren Alexis Fielder, Ronan and Reilly Maliff.

A gathering of relatives and friends will be held on Saturday March 13, 2010 from 10:30 am till the time of the Memorial service at 11:00 am , at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Avenue , Toms River, NJ 08753.  

In lieu of flowers contributions to either the First Presbyterian Church of Belmar, 9th Avenue and E Street, Belmar , NJ 07719 or St. Jude’s Hospital, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place , Memphis , TN 38105 in Mrs. Hartmann’s memory would be appreciated

Adair ‘Mitzi’ Ascough, 80 of Toms River , passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at Rose Garden Care Center

She worked for JCP&L as an office manager and Supervisor for many years at the Point Pleasant and Allenhurst offices. She was a former member of the Manasquan Presbyterian Church and was currently a member of the Presbyterian Church of Toms River. She spent much of her time with her grandchildren, sewing and doing crafts. Mitzi was born in Passaic and lived in Manasquan for 35 years, moving to Toms River 20 years ago. She was predeceased by her brother William Xiques of Brick.

Surviving are:
Her husband of 62 years, Harold W. Ascough; son Glenn and his wife Maryellen of Toms River; daughter, Gail Ascough of Beachwood; grandchildren, Thomas, Ashley and Jeffrey Ascough, Lyndsie Hierlmaier and Kelsey Doyle; brother, Kenneth Xiques and his wife Gloria of Delaware; sister Dee DeBow and her husband Glenn of Manchester.

The family will receive friends at the Presbyterian Church of Toms River, 1070 Hooper Ave. , Toms River on Friday from 10 to 11 followed by a funeral service at 11. Entombment will be at the Monmouth Memorial Park , Tinton Falls

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Music Fund of the Presbyterian Church of Toms River in her name would be appreciated. Letters of condolence may be sent by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com

Doris Eve Schon, 85 of Toms River , passed away Friday, February 19 at home surrounded by her loving family.

Doris worked as a bookkeeper for Gerald Container Co., of Edgely,Pa for 35 years. Her two passions were her family, especially her loving children and grandchildren and the shore. Born in Hamilton Square, NJ , she lived in Fairless Hills and Levittown , PA before moving to Toms River 5 years ago.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, George Schon; her children Glenn Schon, Lynn MacBean, Kathy Horvath and Andrea Borman; her grandchildren , Sarah, Meaghan, James and the love of her life, Alex; a brother Lachlan MacBean and his wife Rene; a sister, Hester ‘Pat’ Carpenter; sister in law, Catherine Solinsky; her best friend Joy Scott and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River on Monday from 11 to 2  with a funeral service at 1:00. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in her name to the American Cancer Society, 1035 Hooper Ave. , Toms River, NJ 08753 would be appreciated. Letters of condolence may be sent by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com. 

Kirk W. Rowe, Jr., 52 of Toms River , passed away Sunday, February 14, 2010

Kirk was a mobile home installation and repair mechanic working for Kiwi Management of Manchester for 20 years. Born in Newport , Rhode Island he moved to Toms River in 1965. Kirk loved to fish and was a member of the Seaside Heights fishing club. 

Kirk is survived by his father, Kirk W. Rowe, Sr. and stepmother Sharon Rowe of Irvington, VA; his mother, Margaret Guyatt and stepfather Kenneth Guyatt of Clearwater, FL; his longtime companion, Linda Antonelli of Toms River; a brother, Jeffrey Rowe of Wesley Chapel, FL; and a sister, Catherine Leslie Rowe of Clearwater, FL

Cremation services are private. Kedz Funeral Home, Toms River is in charge of arrangements. Letters of condolence may be sent by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com 

Archibald A. Lamb, 87 of Holiday City , Berkeley Twp. died Friday, February 5 at his home. 

He worked as a Sr. Wireman for Western Electric in Kearny , where he met his wife Margaret, then worked at Bell Laboratories in Whippany for many years. He proudly served in the US Army during World War II in Normandy , Central Europe and Northern France . He was a communicant of St. Maximilian-Kolbe Catholic Church. Born in Newark , he lived in Denville, moving to Berkeley in 1993. He is predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Margaret Shanley Lamb.

Surviving are two sons: 
    Charles A. Lamb and his wife Roberta of Whiting, NJ

    Edward J. Lamb of Cathedral City , CA

And many nieces, nephews and cousins.
And dear friend Sam Leon

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 pm on Thursday at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Interment will be private. Letters of condolence may be sent by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com  

Margaret J. Lamb, 87 of Holiday City , Berkeley Twp. died Friday, February 5 at her home. 

She worked for Western Electric of Kearny, where she met her husband Archibald. She was a communicant of St. Maximilian-Kolbe Catholic Church. Born in Jersey City she lived in Denville, moving to Berkeley in 1993.

She is predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Archibald Lamb.

Surviving are two sons: 
    Charles A. Lamb and his wife Roberta of Whiting, NJ

    Edward J. Lamb of Cathedral City , CA
And many nieces, nephews and cousins
And dear friend Sam Leone

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 pm on Thursday at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Interment will be private. Letters of condolence may be sent by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com  

Marie Kearney O’Neill, 83, of Brick, NJ and Alexandria , VA died on February 4, 2010 .

She was born in Rahway , NJ , to Edward and Ethel Burns Kearney, graduated from St. Mary’s School, Rahway , St. Peter’s High School, New Brunswick , NJ and Providence Hospital School of Nursing, Washington, DC. She also studied at Catholic University and received her BS and Masters in Nursing from the College of New Jersey . Marie was a school nurse in the Brick schools from 1958 until her retirement in 1988. She was the Coordinator of Nurses for the Brick Schools. Many, many children benefited from her compassionate care as a school nurse. She also taught courses for school nurses at Jersey City State College and the College of New Jersey and supervised student nurses. During the summers she was an Emergency Room nurse at Point Pleasant Hospital . Marie enjoyed skiing and golf with her friends and nephews. She was a wiz at the NY Times crossword puzzles and an avid Yankee baseball fan.  She was an active member of Alpha Delta Kappa, Brick Retired Teachers and a volunteer for Caregivers of Point Pleasant and several Alexandria charities.

Predeceased by her parents, her brothers, Reverend Edward Kearney and NJ Superior Court Judge William Kearney and her nephew, Edward J. Kearney, she is survived by her husband, William E. O’Neill and his sons and their families, William, Glenda, Theresa, Farrell and Suzanne of Virginia and Steve, Sally and Hugh of Montana . Also surviving is her sister-in-law, Rita Kearney of Toms River, NJ and her nephews and their families: John and Bernadette, Haddonfield , NJ ; Kevin, Adair, Caroline, Nora, Liam and Maeve, Buffalo , NY ; Timothy, Claudia, Lucia and Sebastian, Swarthmore , PA ; Michael, Kimberly, Eamonn and Caleb, Toms River .

Visitation will be Monday, February 15, 2 to 4pm and 7 to 9pm at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Avenue , Toms   River . Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, February 16, 11:00am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 685 Hooper Avenue, Toms River. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in memory of Marie to the Judge William J. Kearney Scholarship Fund, St. Joseph ’s, 685 Hooper Avenue , Toms River, NJ 08753. 

John Douglas ‘Doug’ Ficken, 59 of Ortley Beach section of Toms River , passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at his home. 

Born in Wyckoff , NJ , Doug grew up in Oakland and lived in Jefferson Township before moving to the beach 5 years ago. Doug was a self employed construction contractor and worked in the North Jersey and shore areas for many years. He was a loyal and fiercely devoted Army Football Fan, Butler Bulldog Fan and an avid golfer. He was lovingly known as ‘Gramps’ by his family and adored his grandchildren, spending most of his time with them.

He is survived by:
His loving wife of 25 years, Betsy (nee Daley)
Daughter: Shelli Daley Taggart and her husband Michael, of Butler , NJ
Stepson: William Knipper, of North Las Vegas , Nevada , and his wife Renee,
5 loving grandchildren: MJ Taggart, John Liam Taggart, Archer Knipper, Serenity Knipper and William Knipper, V.
Brothers: Daniel Ficken of Santee , CA and Mark Ficken, Ringwood , NJ
Sister: Darlene Ficken, Edmeston , NY
He is also survived by many nieces and nephews as well as many close and caring ‘Doug’ fans. 

Friends may call at Bermingham’s Funeral Home, 216 South Main Street , Wharton on Saturday February 6, 2010 from 12-2. 

Doug supported his daughter’s efforts with Breast Cancer and the family is requesting donations in lieu of flowers be made to the Avon Breast Cancer Walk, c/o Shelli Taggart, 35 Bartholdi Avenue, Butler, NJ 07405. Kedz Funeral Home, Toms River is in charge of arrangements.  

Richard D. Burke, 57 of Bayville, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at the VanDyke Hospice Center in Toms River

Richard was an accountant with Krosney, Berg, Talansky & Turtel of Asbury Park for 10 years. He loved his job and taking vacations. Born and raised in Philadelphia , PA , he lived in Haddon Township before moving to Bayville 20 years ago.

He is survived by his wife Lorraine Macchia; step daughter, Michele Mazen of Bayville; Step Son, Frank Mazen of AZ; brothers Thomas Burke and his wife Linda of Mt. Epham and Patrick Burke and his wife Beth of Haddon Twp.,; sisters Eileen Burke of FL., and Agnes Casey and her husband Thomas of King of Prussia, PA; Grandson, Paul Mazen; nieces, Shannon and Megan; nephews, Adam, Danny and Sean.

Visitation will be held Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 9:30am Friday at St. Barnabas Catholic Church, 33 Woodland Ave. , Bayville. Interment will follow at Lakeview Memorial Park Cemetery, Cinnaminson , NJ

Elysia R. Wortman, 22 of Seaside Heights , passed away Saturday, January 16.

Elysia was an accomplished artist and a great cook. She had a compassionate spirit and always put others before herself. Born in St. Petersburg , FL , she lived most of her life in the Ocean County area.

She is survived by her mother, Kathleen Jones; two sisters, her twin, Chelsea of Seaside Heights, and Kiannah Wortman of Brick; a brother, AJ Wortman of Bound Brook; Fiancé, Pedro Angel Pardo of Brooklyn; step-sisters, Devinee Wood of Toms River and Danelle Wood of Tuckerton. Also surviving are her maternal and paternal grandparents and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Elysia’s loved ones find solace in the fact that she is resting peacefully in God’s hands with her cousin Mark Alan.

Visitation will be held at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 with a funeral service at 8:30 . Cremation will be private.

Ethel Adele Carstens, 85 of Toms River , passed away Sunday, January 10, 2010 of natural causes. 

Ethel was born in New York and spent most of her life residing in West New York , NJ , before moving to Toms River . Ethel was a member of the PTA, a Den Mother for Pack 100 and proudly worked for many years as a crossing guard, all in West New York . Ethel was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. 

She was predeceased by her husband, Staff Sgt. John H. Carstens, U.S. Army Air Force. Ethel is survived by her son, John E. Carstens; daughter, Marion Seidelmann; and four grandsons, Christopher and Peter Seidelmann, and Daniel and Erich Carstens.

Visitation will be held at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River , on Thursday, January 14 from 11:00am to 1:00 pm concluding with a service at 1:00 . A brief service will take place at the Chapel in the Brig. General William Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery , Arneytown , NJ

In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter, 400 Morris Ave., Suite 251 , Denville , NJ 08734 in Ethel’s memory.

Raymond A. Liput, Sr., 76 of Toms River , passed away Saturday, January 9, 2010 at home surrounded by his loving family. 

Raymond was a member of Teamsters Local 560 and worked as a truck driver for Navajo Freight Lines of East Rutherford and ABF Freight Lines of Newark for 35 years, retiring 18 years ago. Prior he had worked at the Sherman Williams Paint Plant in Newark during the 1960’s. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Hillside . Born in Newark , he lived there most of his life moving to Brick in 1983 then to Toms River in 2003. He was predeceased by his parents, Stanley and Anna Liput, his wife Helen Liput in 2002, and a grandson, Bryan Gantner in 2007.

He is survived by his sons, Gregory S. Liput of Bremerton , WA , Raymond A. Liput, Jr., of Toms River; his daughter, Veronica A. Gantner of Toms River; 6 grandchildren, Helen Ann of Virginia Beach, VA; Alexandra, Kelley and Chrissy of Beachwood; Patricia and Danielle of Toms River; 6 Great-grandchildren, Larry, Joshua, Breann, Isabella, Angelina and Desiree; and his brother, Richard S. Liput, Sr. of Hillside, NJ; Step-son, Kenneth Hufford of Bayville, NJ. Dad, you are greatly missed and loved by all.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10:00 am Thursday at St. Joseph ’s Catholic Church, Hooper Ave. , Toms River , Burial will follow at the St. Joseph Cemetery .

Julia Masciangelo, 90, of Toms River , passed away on Saturday January 2, 2010 , at home, with her son Bill and family friend Gabe Pastore at her side. 

Born in Minersville , PA she lived most of her adult life in Pine Beach , NJ . She was predeceased by her husband Bill in 1986.  Julia is survived by her son Bill, a retired Marine officer, and currently a full-time pastor at New Hope United Methodist Church in Hertford , NC and his wife Susan; 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Her brother Ralph Phillips of Del Ray Beach, FL is the only surviving sibling.

She worked passionately as the administrative assistant for the County Engineer in the Ocean County Engineering Department for over 30 years.  Most of her free time, was supporting her husband at Admiral Farragut Academy (AFA) and some of her fondest memories are of the parades, concerts, dances and sporting events held at the academy each year. She truly loved all aspects of her life and embraced life with gusto. Those who knew her would agree.

Julia was a member of St. Joseph ’s Church of Toms River, the local organ club and was an avid bridge player as well. She relished her lifelong friends from the local area and the alumni from AFA. She had great stories to tell about Pine Beach , Toms River and the early days living there. We are so glad we got to hear them all.

A memorial celebration of her life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 24th, at New Hope United Methodist Church 2098 New Hope Road, Hertford, NC. 27944.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Julia to the William R. Masciangelo Sr. Student Enrichment Fund C/O Admiral Farragut Academy 501 Park St. N. St. Petersburg , FL 33710-9970 .  Condolence messages to the family can be made by sending an email to pastorbill38@aol.com . Kedz Funeral Home Toms River is in charge of arrangements.

Fannie Mayer Caruso, 96 of Brick Township , passed away Friday, January 1, 2010 .

She was a manager for the Hahne’s Department store in Montclair for many years. Born in Reading , PA , she lived in Michigan and Ohio prior to moving to New Jersey . She resided for many years in Upper Montclair before settling in Brick. 

Fannie was predeceased by her first husband, Ervin M. Mayer and her second husband, Guido  Jack Caruso.
She is survived by her son Martin Mayer and his wife Nancy of Fairfax, VA;
her daughter Meredith Lewis and her husband Richard of Far Hills, NJ;
3 grandchildren: Jennifer Ekhilevsky of California , Benjamin Lewis of New Jersey , Amy Lewis-Rieger of South Dakota ; and 2 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River on Friday, January 15, at 10:00 am . Friends are invited to call from 9 to 10 am at the funeral home.

Ronald P. Murat, Jr., 47, of Manchester , died suddenly on January 2, 2010

Loving father, husband and son, Ron was an enthusiastic coach of softball and soccer. He enjoyed boating, fishing and golf and had a great passion for cooking. Ronnie attended Toms River High School North and was an alumnus of Ocean County Community College .

He leaves behind two teenage daughters, Kristin and Meghan and his wife Jill.
He is also survived by his mother MaryAnn deGorgue of Whiting; his father the Honorable Ronald P. Murat, Sr., of Citrus Springs , FL ; and his sister Robin of Toms River.

Visitation will be held at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River on Friday from 4 pm until the service time at 6:30pm

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place , Memphis , TN 38105-1942 in his name would be appreciated.

Margaret Smith, 69 of Toms River, passed away at home on Friday, January 1, 2010

She spent her life caring for her family and was always willing to help a friend. Born and raised in New York City , she lived in Union City for several years before moving to Toms River 12 years ago. She was predeceased by her brother John Reid and sister Agnes Palasciano.

Surviving are:
Her husband of 38 years, Jack Smith
Son: Joseph Santiago and his wife Donna of Ridgefield Park, NJ
Grandchildren: Joseph and Danielle
Brother: Thomas Reid of Fairview , NJ
Sisters: Martha Bailey of Toms River
           Anna Gimenez of Galloway Twp.
           Nora Edwards of Manchester

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . A funeral service will be conducted at 9:00 am Wednesday at the funeral home followed by interment in North Jersey

Joseph ‘Joe’ J. Buoncristiano has joined his beloved son, Vincenzo, in the arms of the Lord on December 29, 2009

He was born February 7, 1929 in the Comune di Nocera Superiore, province of Salerno , Italy . Originally a native of Newark , for the last 45 plus years he has resided in the Toms River area. At the age of 16, he enlisted in the US Army and was stationed in Japan . He was honorably discharged in October 1947. Joe was a “Jack of all trades, and a Master of all.” He retired from Ft. Dix , Department of the Army with 30 years of civil service.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Vincenzo and Maria; his sisters: Angelina and Anna; and his first born son, Vincenzo. He is survived by his loving wife, Eleanore; son, Michael and his wife, Gladys; daughter, Gloria and her husband Chris; his grandchildren: Jeanne, Kimberly, Angela, Cara, Gina, Gabrielle, Alex, K’Ehleyr and Rose; his great-grandchildren: Martin, Joseph, Kennedy, Christopher and Anna; his brother Tony and sister Marie. Our beloved husband, brother, father (pops) and pop-pop will be lovingly missed.

A memorial mass will be celebrated 10:00 am on Saturday, January 09, 2010 at St. Joseph ’s Church, Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Arrangements are under the direction of Kedz Funeral Home, Toms River

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Joseph’s name to Deborah Heart and Lung Foundation, PO Box 820 , Browns Mills, NJ 08015 or St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place , Memphis , TN 38105-1942 . Letters of condolence may be sent to www.kedzfuneralhome.com.

Christine Parsons, 87 of Wall, NJ, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Dec. 28 following a brief illness.  

Born in Buffalo , NY , she resided in western New York for nearly 50 years before moving to New Hampshire .  She relocated to New Jersey to be with family in August of 2006.  Her church affiliations over the years included, Assembly Hall and Berkshire Ave. Chapel in Buffalo , Andover Bible Chapel in Massachusetts and Fifth Ave. Chapel in Belmar NJ . She was married to David C. Parsons who preceded her in death on July 10, 2000 . They were married for 51 years.

As a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother she will be missed by her
Three sons and daughters in law: Philip and Mary Parsons of Wall Twp., NJ,
Lawrence Paul and Ellen Parsons of Frisco , TX,  Kevin Campbell and Lois Parsons of Hudson , NH
Brother in law: Paul J. Parsons and his wife Sue of Uniontown , PA
Sister in law: Bernice Holmes and her husband Rob of Tempe, AZ
9 Grandchildren: Heather and Bryan; David and Sarah; Valerie and Joshua; Erik, Kyle, Scott; Keith and Rayna; Matthew, Diana.
10 Great Grandchildren: Kayla, Ashley, Alaina and Kristopher Parsons; Mackenzie, Bella and Deacon Manthe; Jackson and Audrey Parsons, and Isla Steckel.

Visitation will be at the Fifth Avenue Chapel, 5th Ave. , & B Street , Belmar on Wednesday, Dec. 30, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. followed by a service at 7:00 p.m.  Interment will be at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen , NH on Monday, January 4th, 2010 at 1:00 P.M.   

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Christian Missions in Many Lands,  P. O. Box 13 , Spring Lake , NJ 07762-0013.

Digna R. Lamela Reyes passed away on December 24, 2009 .

Digna was born in La Romana, Dominican Republic on November 7, 1935 to Alejandro and Herminda Rodriguez Reyes. She attended El Palacio Nacional for her acting and modeling studies in Santo Domingo , where she went on to model and act in telenovellas. Digna moved to New York City in 1960, where she met and married Dr. Alberto Lamela. She designed and created her own beautiful and meticulously embroidered evening gowns, which were worn to social events at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan . Later in life, she enjoyed traveling to Mexico and Europe as well as spending time with her granddaughters. 

She was predeceased by her son Fernando Lamela, who passed away as an infant. She is greatly missed by her loving children, Regina M. Lamela Briggs, Toms River and Eric A. Lamela, Texas , as well as her grandchildren, Gigi and Ali Briggs and Carlos Lamela.  She also has an older sister who lives in Salzburg , Austria and a younger sister and two brothers who reside in New York City along with several nieces and nephews. Those who knew her fondly remember her for her gentle kindness as well as her grace and elegance; she was the true epitome of a lady. “Each that we lose takes part of us/ A crescent still abides/ Which like the moon, some turbid night/ Is summoned by the tides.”

Services are private under the direction of Kedz Funeral Home, Toms River . Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com. 

Anthony J. Anello, Sr., 83 of Toms River passed away at home on Saturday, December 19. 

Anthony worked for the A&P Tea Co. as a meat manager at several stores in the New Jersey area for 35 years before retiring in 1992. He then worked as a butcher for Mid-Shore Meats of Toms River from 1992 to 2005. Anthony was a proud Navy veteran having served during World War II. Born in Glen Ridge , he grew up in Montclair and lived in Wall Township before moving to Toms River 10 years ago. His wife of 49 years, Phyllis Cavallo Anello, predeceased him in 2003.

He is survived by his son Anthony Anello, Jr., and his wife Sandra; his grandson, Anthony Anello, III all of Toms River , and several nieces, nephews, other loving family members and friends.

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 8 a.m. 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian will be celebrated 10:30 am at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Old Freehold Road , Toms River , Interment will be at St. Anne’s Cemetery, Wall Township

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Anthony’s name be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com.

Ruth C. Schrumpf, a lifelong resident of New Jersey , died December 10, 2009 after a long illness. 

Born to John and Sarah Cunningham in Irvington , on May 9, 1921 , Mrs. Schrumpf moved from Northern New Jersey to Sea Girt in 1953 with her husband, John L. ‘Jack’ Schrumpf, the former noted three sport All State Athlete and nationally renowned sports official. Mr. & Mrs. Schrumpf moved to Colts Neck in 1961, but later relocated to the Monmouth Shore area.

Mrs. Schrumpf was a housewife and was a well known Republican Party activist and supporter. She was involved with the campaigns of numerous Republican Party State nominees and elected officials, as well as Presidential campaigns from Dwight Eisenhower to George W. Bush. She was an advisor to several Monmouth County government officials, receiving countless commendations, letters of thanks and personalized mementos.

Mrs. Schrumpf was predeceased by her husband Jack, who died in 1998, and her daughter Nancy Schrumpf, a local realtor, who died in 2008.
Surviving are her two sons, John Schrumpf Lawrence and David Wayne Schrumpf; her niece Judith Good, and five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Saturday, December 19 at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Avenue , Toms River from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. with a funeral service at 10:00 a.m, Mrs. Schrumpf will be entombed at the Holmdel Cemetery beside her husband and daughter. Condolences may be sent by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com

Francisca G. Felicia, 98 of Toms River , passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2009 at Community Medical Center ,  Toms River

She was born and raised in the Philippines and moved to New Jersey in 1974. She was predeceased by her husband Raymundo in 1979. Francisca raised 7 devoted children, 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm Sunday, Dec. 13 at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday, 9:15am at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 1674 Old Freehold Road , Toms River . Arrive at the funeral home at 8 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Saddle Brook , NJ .

Linda Clark-Homer, 55 lost her fight against cancer on December 3, 2009 at Monmouth Medical Center

Although she was born in Toms River at Dr. James Risso’s historic Maternity Hospital , she lived in Trenton during her elementary school days. From 1966 on she attended Toms River Schools and remained a loyal graduate of Toms River High School South. She graduated from Georgian Court College with a business degree. Being naturally artistic, she found her first career as a jewelry store manager. She may be remembered from Zales in the Ocean County Mall or Marcus Jewelers in Paramus . After a serious automobile accident on the NJ Turnpike, she changed careers to health care and was last employed at the Cranford Health and Extended Care Center as Director of Admissions.  Her friends and family know her as a gourmet cook and collector of cookbooks.

Linda was predeceased by her grandparents, Charles and Anna Knox and her father, James E. Clark.

 She is survived by her mother, Beulah Clark
Her beloved son, Tristan Lee Homer and his grandmother, Violet Homer.
Two brothers, Wayne Clark and his wife Lisa and children Ashley and Connor Wilson of Forked River and James Clark and his wife Susan of Dallas, Texas
Her aunt, Marjorie Knox of California , Uncle Wilbur Clark of Rhode Island and Debra Clark of Manchester .

Family will receive friends at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River on Saturday, December 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. A memorial service and time of sharing will begin at 4 p.m.  

In lieu of flowers, donation to Saint Barnabas Hospice, 300 2nd Ave. , Long Branch , NJ 07740 would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com     

Erin Carstens, 26 of Toms River , died Wednesday, December 3rd as the result of an automobile accident. Erin was a lifelong resident of New Jersey . She was passionate about animals and spent many years working as a veterinary technician, rescuing more animals than she knew what to do with. Erin ’s sense of humor and carefree spirit brightened the lives of everyone she came in contact with. Erin was also a devoted parent and friend to her niece Amber.

Erin is survived by her husband Daniel Carstens; niece, Amber Smith; mother, Robin Seec; brothers, Drew Boyle, Anthony Boyle and Thomas Trovato; sisters, Ellenore Trovato and Joanne DeJesus; nephew, Elias Boyle; grandmother, Carol Boyle; aunts, Erin Hill and Carolyn Raniero; best friend Jennifer Foote, and countless other friends and relatives.

Calling hours will take place at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River , on Tuesday, December 8 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. , with a brief service at 8:30 p.m.  

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Carstens family, c/o Kedz Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com. Erin -we love and miss you. Forever in our hearts. 

Modesto T. Maulion, Jr. MD, 54, passed away Thursday, December 03, 2009

Dr. Maulion was a pediatrician and worked for Pediatrics Affiliates of Toms River before beginning his own practice in Lakewood 16 years ago. He was a communicant of St. Luke’s Catholic Church of Toms River and was a member of the BLD Prayer Group in Trenton . He was born in the Philippines and lived on Long Island , New York before moving to Toms River in 1993.

He is survived by:
His wife Marilou Maulion and two sons, Christopher and Patrick all of Toms River
His mother, Simeona Maulion; sisters, Angeles Hernandez and her husband Miguel, Abella Sotelo and her husband Lito and Dolores Maulion; brother George Maulion and his wife Felicidad, all of Mineola , New York . Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 9:15 am Monday at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Old Freehold Road , Toms River . Arrive at the funeral home at 8 a.m. Final prayers will be said at St. Joseph ’s Cemetery, Toms River .

Bernard ‘Bernie’ J. Gatyas, 68 of Jackson , passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Bernie was employed by Exxon Corporation as a truck driver for 35 years and was a member of the 1 million mile safe driving club. He loved antique cars and was a member of the Antique Auto Club of Hershey, PA. He was a true handyman and could always be found working on a project in his new garage. 

Bernie was a devoted husband and father who loved spending time with his grandsons. Born in Perth Amboy , he grew up in Fords.  He lived in Monroe before moving to Jackson in 2002. He was predeceased by his father James John Gatyas, his mother, Margaret Palinowski Gatyas and brother Tommy Gatyas

He is survived by:
His wife of 43 years, Jeannette Sabo Gatyas
Two daughters: 
    Nadine Rice and her husband Scott of Toms River

    Janell Gatyas and Enrique Pabey of Jackson

Two grandsons: Jordan Pabey and Jake Rice
Brother: John Gatyas of Virginia
Sister in law: Joan Sabo and Artie
Nieces:  Justine Broehl and Renee Cece
Nephews: Petey and Steven Broehl and Tommy, Jay and Michael Gatyas.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 6th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . A funeral service will be offered on Monday, December 7th at 11:00 am at the funeral home followed by entombment at the Ocean County Memorial Park , Toms River .

Condolences may be sent by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com

Charles ‘Manny’ Hart, 33 of Toms River passed away suddenly on Friday, November 27. He was an avid Yankee and Eagles fan. You could always find him watching a game or Sports Center on TV. Born in Bronx , New York he lived most of his life in Manchester and Toms River .

He is survived by his fiancée Michele Pecora; sons, Darrius and Nevin Hart and his daughter Adriana Hart, all of Toms River ; a brother, William Webber of New York and his sister, Qiana Ortiz of Philadelphia ; and his aunt Francine and uncle Ronald Hart who raised him. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins as well as many close friends.

Calling hours will be held Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . A time for sharing stories and memories of Manny’s life with his family and friends will begin at 8:30pm

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Kedz Funeral Home to benefit the family. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com.

Zachary Anthony Mobus, 19, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 24 at the home of his mother and stepfather in Galena , Maryland . He was born in Dothan , Alabama on March 1, 1990 , but was a long time resident of Toms River .

Zachary will always be remembered for his big heart, his amazing personality, his awesome smile and for the caring and kindness he showed to others. He left an unforgettable impression on the lives of all those he touched.

He had an unending love for his family and friends and he will be missed by all. He enjoyed spending time with his family and his numerous friends and he loved making others laugh.  He also loved football, watching the jets play and watching wrestling.

He is survived by his father Alan Mobus of Seaside Heights , his mother and stepfather Georgette and Bruce Ellis of Galena , Maryland , his sister Megan Mobus of Toms River , his sister Jennifer Atkinson of Shamong and his brother Matthew Ellis of Galena , Maryland . He is also survived by his very special Aunt, Johanna Verellen of Pensacola , Florida whom he loved dearly, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . A funeral service will be offered 11:00 am Wednesday at the funeral home, the Rev. Jessica Bailey officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the family at this time would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com.    

Loren (Larry) H. Publicover, 81, of Toms River passed away in the presence of his family, Saturday, Nov. 21 at Ocean Medical Center , Brick. 

Born in Staten Island , NY , Loren & his wife moved to Toms River 13 years ago. Loren was a Master Electrician and retired in the late 80’s from the Health and Hospitals Corp., in Queens , NY . Loren was a veteran submariner in the United States Navy and proudly served his country in the Korean War. He is a Life Member of the United States Submarine Veterans, Jersey Shore Base. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and pop-pop. One of his favorite days was the birth of his granddaughter whom he loved to spoil. Loren will be remembered for his sense of humor, his kind heart and his desire to always help others. There are no words to express what a wonderful man he was. “A life that touches others goes on forever.”

Loren is survived by his wife of 49 ½ years, Jacqueline; daughter, Laureen Coup and her husband David of Bayville, and granddaughter Emily Rose Coup.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his visitation at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River on Sunday, Nov. 29 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral services will be held 11 am Monday at the funeral home followed by a committal service at the Ocean County Memorial Park, 1722 Silverton Rd., Toms River.

Timothy P. Sack, 60 of Toms River , passed away Thursday, November 19, 2009

He was a career-long member of the Operating Engineers Union, Local 825. Born and raised in Jersey City , he lived in Brick before moving to Toms River 10 years ago.

He is survived by his daughter, Amanda Kitson and her husband Jeremy of Palm Coast, FL, and grandson Jacob Kitson. Two brothers: Joseph W. Sack of Briarcliff Manor , NY , and Peter J. Sack of Belleville , NJ .

Services will be private. The family requests that donations in Timothy’s memory be made to Toys for Tots, 12 Pikes Peak Road , Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087. Kedz Funeral Home, Toms River is in charge of arrangements.

Alice Miller, 78 of Toms River , passed away Thursday, November 12.

Alice worked as an inventory clerk for Higbee’s Department store in Cleveland Ohio for many years. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church of Asbury Park. Born and raised in Passaic , she lived in Cleveland , Ohio from 1952 until moving to Asbury Park in 1998. She moved to Toms River this past March.

Alice is survived by her sister, Virginia Mobley of Toms River and many dear friends from her Oak Avenue residence and Asbury Park .

A memorial service will be celebrated 10:00am Tuesday, Nov. 24 at the Second Baptist Church , 124 Atkins Avenue , Asbury Park , NJ   07712 . Kedz Funeral Home, Toms River is in charge of arrangements.

Marie Cordasco, 88 of Toms River , passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, November 12, 2009 at the Van Dyke Hospice and Palliative Care Center , Toms River

Marie was a devoted mother and loving grandmother. She was affectionately known as ‘grams’ to all who knew her. Born in Orange , NJ , she lived there until moving to Toms River in 1974. She was predeceased by her husband Peter in 1993 and her son Vito in 1982.

Surviving are:
Daughter: Bridget Immersi and her husband John of Toms River
Grandsons: Vito Marzarella, Michael Monto and Sean Maksel
Great Grandson: Sean Peter Maksel
5 Sisters:  
    Virginia Nicolino – East Orange
    Carmella DiLea – Toms River
    Victoria Egner – Springfield
    Nancy Sohn – PA
    Helen Schubert – East Orange

Brother: Julie Romeo – East Orange

Visitation will be held Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave, Toms River. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 am Monday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 100 Grant Ave , Seaside Heights. Interment will follow at St. Joseph ’s Cemetery, Toms River .

Philip Contino of Ortley Beach passes away on November 4, 2009 .   

Beloved father survived by three children, Phillip of Long Island, NY, Anthony of Seaside Park, NJ and a daughter Angelica of Long Island, NY, three grandsons, Christopher, Brian and John, three granddaughters Elizabeth, Michayla and Natalie,  A sister Mary Ann Fischkelta and two brothers James V. and John Contino. He loved his family and was an avid fisherman and will be missed by all.

Visitation will be held at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave., Toms River, Saturday, from 2-4, and 7-8:30pm, with a Funeral Service at 8:30pm at the Funeral Home.

VINCENT E. CROASDALE, “Gene”, age 83 of Toms River , passed away at Kimball Medical Center , Lakewood on Wednesday November 4, 2009 .  

Gene resided in Middletown , NJ for 38 years, before moving to Toms River .  He was an honorary life member of the Knights of Columbus. He was employed by and had retired from NJ Bell Telephone. 

Devoted husband of 57 years and a father of four he is survived by his wife Elaine, three daughters Diane Dixon of Atlanta, GA, Karen Lockwood of Brick, NJ and Jeannie Chapkowski of Branchburg, NJ and son Brian Croasdale of Jackson, NJ.  Gene was a grandfather to 9 grandchildren

A viewing will be held on Sunday from 2-5 pm at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River .  A Funeral Liturgy will be held Monday at 9:15am at St. Luke’s RC Church, 1674 Old Freehold Road , Toms River

William ‘Coop’ Cooper, 80, of Toms River , passed away Tuesday, November 03, 2009 at Beth Israel Medical Center , Newark

William worked in the advertising-circulation dept. of the Asbury Park Press. He then worked for C.B.A. of California as district manager of the advertising-circulation dept., retiring in 1987 after 15 years. He was an Army veteran of the Koran War. He was a communicant of St. Maximilian-Kolbe Catholic Church and belonged to the Knights of Columbus, St. Joseph Council #4969. He was a 4th Degree Knight and member of the John D. Mc Mahon Assembly #1926. William served in the US Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Vintage Auto Club of NJ and was a member of the Silver Ridge East Bowling Club. Born and raised in Perth Amboy he lived in Toms River and San Bernardino , CA , returning to Toms River in 1984.  He was predeceased by his parents Walter and Jennie Cooper and his brother Edward.

Surviving are:
His wife of 50 years, Joan Dudar Cooper.
Son: George Depta and his wife Vicki of Willmington , NC .
Daughter: Traci Cooper and her life partner CJ Johnson of Galloway Twp. NJ
2 Grandsons:  
    Douglas Depta of Springfield , PA
    1st Lt. Gregory Depta of Birmingham , AL .

Visitation will be held Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at St. Maximilian-Kolbe Catholic Church.

Edward M. “Elivs” McSulla, 66 of Toms River , passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2009

Edward worked for Aristocrat as a window cleaner for over 10 years in Newark . He was a devoted Elvis fan, always watching an Elvis movie or listening to his music. He was also very artistic and loved to paint with water colors, sketch and draw. Born in Newark , he lived most of his life in Irvington on Stuyvesant Ave.

Surviving are:
His brother Joseph McSulla and his wife Lynn of Toms River
And many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to celebrate Edward’s life with his family on Thursday from 6 to 8 pm , followed by a memorial service at 8:00 , at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ed’s memory may be made to the Bey Lea Village Activities Dept., 1531 Old Freehold Road , Toms River, NJ 08753a

Frank Iraci, 64, of Toms River , passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2009 . Frank was a self employed welder and sandblaster. 

He was a motorcycle builder / fabricator and loved to ride his trike with his wife and grandson Miles. He enjoyed inventing and building his creations and received a 21 year patent for the Ark-tic snow plow pump control he designed. Frank also worked as a commercial fisherman out of Sandy Hook for several years. He volunteered as a coach for Toms River Little League and the TRBA teams. Frank was well known for his dedication to the Salvation Army Hearty Helpings program. He was born in Laredo , Texas and lived his childhood in Lakewood before  moving to Toms River in1964.

Surviving are:
His wife of 40 years: Diane Thieme Iraci
Three daughters:
   Dawn Iraci of FL.
   Cheryl Iraci of Toms River
   Andrea McEwan and her husband Jimmy of Toms River

2 Grandsons: Miles and Brody
His Mother: Agnes Iraci of Toms River
Sister: Peg Kolb of PA

Friends and relatives are invited to celebrate Franks life with his family on Sunday, Oct. 25, from 2 to 4 pm followed by a memorial service at 4 pm at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River

In lieu of flowers donations to the Salvation Army, 1744 Route 37 East, Toms River for their Hearty Helpings Program.

Richard  “Rick” Beevers, 53 of Toms River , passed away on Sunday, October 18, at his home. 

Richard worked as a case manager with the Ocean County Board of Social Services for 11 years. He graduated from Toms River High School South and attended Ocean County College and Monmouth University receiving his Bachelors Degree in 1983. He was a member of the Shore Vineyard Church of Beachwood and was active in several of the church ministries. Rick helped weekly in the church office, coordinated the food pantry but was most known for his prayer ministry. He was born in Newark and lived most of his life in Toms River .

He is survived by:
His sisters: 
Joan Rotonda and her husband Vince of Melbourne, FL
Sr. Carol Beevers, S.S.J. of Alva , FL  
His aunt: Gloria Bongo of Berkeley Township and many cousins.
A niece: Maria Zalesky and her husband Lennie of Woodland, CA
Two nephews: Vincent Rotonda, Jr., of Studio City , CA
Stephen Rotonda of Naperville , IL
And 6 grand nieces and nephews

Visitation will be held Saturday from 9 to 10 am at the Shore Vineyard Church , 320 Compass Ave. , Beachwood followed by a funeral service at 10:00 . Entombment will follow at the Ocean County Memorial Park Cemetery, Toms River

Memorial donations are requested in lieu of flowers to the Shore Vineyard Church or the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St. , New York , NY 10016 .

Angelina Van Billiard, 90 of Manchester Township , passed away Saturday, October 17 at the Van Dyke Hospice Center, Toms River

Mrs. Van Billiard worked for the City of Newark as a clerk in the Credit Department for 20 years before retiring. She was a communicant of St. Joseph ’s Catholic Church, Toms River . Born and raised in Newark , she lived in Nutley before moving to Toms River 6 years ago. She was predeceased by her husband William P. Sr. and her son William P. Jr.  Van Billiard.

She is survived by:
Sisters: Josephine 
    Pallitta of Manchester
   
Mary Miele of Toms River
Brothers: 
    Peter Policastro of Belleville

    Michael Policastro of Little Egg Harbor
2 Grandsons:
    William Van Billiard of Las Vegas
    William Van Billiard of Florida
Also surviving are many nieces and nephews 

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 6 to8 pm at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at St. Joseph ’s Catholic Church. Interment will follow at St. Joseph ’s Cemetery. 

David C. Peters, age 81 of the New Gretna section of Tuckerton, died peacefully Sunday, October 11 at his home. 

Mr. Peters was a machinist and worked for Proctor & Gamble in Staten Island for over 25 years. He had been active with the Staten Island Little League as a coach for many years. He served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II. Born in Staten Island , he was a life long resident there until moving to Tuckerton 2 years ago. 

He was predeceased by his wife Grace Decker in 1997, a sister Janet Richards in 2003 and a grandson, Patrick Daniel Peters in 1991.
He is survived by:
Three sons: 
     Dennis of Tuckerton 
    David of Rahway
    Daniel of Holmes , NY

Brother: Robert Peters of Ocean Grove

Three sisters:    
    Frances Baker of VA
    Polly Donlan of KA
    Gretchen Werner of NY

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Funeral services will be conducted  10am Thursday at the funeral home followed by entombment at Ocean County Memorial Park , Toms River .

Frank T. Mazan, 91 of Silver Ridge Park North, Berkeley Twp., passed away Wednesday at home. 

Frank was a fireman for the Elizabeth Fire Department for 29 years, retiring in 1982. Born in Philadelphia , he lived most of his life in Elizabeth , moving to Berkeley Twp. in 2000. He was predeceased by his wife Claire in 1984.

He is survived by:
Two sisters: Jean Mazan and Helen Davis, both of Berkeley Twp.
2 Nieces: Nancy and Wendy Poole.

Service were private under the direction of Kedz Funeral Home, Toms River

Armond Ipri, Sr., 91 of Toms River , passed away peacefully Friday, October 02, 2009

Armond worked for the City of Philadelphia as a truck driver for over 35 years and then worked for the Steelmanville School. He was a communicant of St. Justin the Martyr Catholic Church of Toms River. He served in the US Army during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart. He enjoyed spending his time doing home woodworking projects. Born and raised in Philadelphia , he lived in McKee City, NJ for 25 years before moving to Toms River .

He is survived by:
His wife of 69 years, Marie Ipri
A Son: Armond T. Ipri, Jr. and his wife Patricia of Toms River
Grandchildren: Susan and Caryl, Sherry and Peter, Matthew and Abra and Mark and Dana.
Great Grandchildren: Ann, Colette, Charles, Therese, Colin, Sarah, Patrick and Thomas.

Visitation will be held at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River on Tuesday from 4 to 7 pm. , and on Wednesday from 8:30 am to 10:00 am . followed by a funeral mass at 11:00 am at St. Justin’s Catholic Church, 975 Fischer Blvd. Toms River. Interment will be private. 

Memorial donations may be made to The Little Stuff Fund, c/o Susan Ipri Brown, 2317 E. Hunter Drive, Arlington Heights,IL, 60004 .

Helen M. Hickman, (nee Kjelle) of Manchester Township , formerly of Carlstadt, passed away Monday at Community Medical Center

Helen worked as a bookkeeper for Hackensack Medical Center , retiring in 1992. 

She was predeceased by her loving husband Ray Hickman in 1965 and her beloved son Jack Hickman in 2002.
Helen is survived by her children
   
Keith Hensen and his wife SeungAe of Manassas, VA
     Wayne Hensen and his wife Barbara of Branchville , NJ
    Claudette Lane of Garfield , NJ
    Dellarae Hickman of Toms River
8 Grandchildren: Helenann Song, Wayne Hensen, Robert and Melissa Lane , Sara, Samantha and Stephanie Hensen, and Angela Hickman.
4 Great Grandchildren: Noah Hensen, Elijah and Nathan Song and Brooke Sullivan.

Friends are invited to celebrate Helen’s life with her family on Wednesday from 7 to 9 pm with a memorial service at 8:00 pm at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River

In lieu of flowers, donations to Deborah Hospital Foundation, PO Box 820 , Browns Mills, NJ 08015 in her memory would be appreciated.   

Edward Louis Bescript, 85 of Lakewood , passed away Thursday, September 24, 2009

Mr. Bescript worked at the Naval Air Engineering Station, Lakehurst as Supervisor of traffic and supply for 34 years, retiring in 1980. He attended St. Joseph ’s Catholic Church. Edward served in the US Navy as a machinist’s mate during World War II. Born and raised in Philadelphia , he lived in Toms River since 1951, moving to Lakewood seven years ago   

Surviving are:
His wife of 63 years, Ellen Bescript
Three sons:
    Edward of Egg Harbor Township
    Mark of Bayville
    Gary of Jacksonville , FL

A daughter: Nancy Dugan of Island Heights
Sister: Mildred Witte of Churchville , PA
9 Grandchildren
6 Great Grandchildren

Visiting hours will be held Sunday from 7 to 9 pm at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Interment services will be private.

Robert John May, 54 of Seaside Heights , formerly of Bayonne , passed away Monday, September 14 at his home. Robert worked as a fork lift operator for the Clorox and Tropicana Companies in Jersey City for 20 years. He was a 1973 graduate of Snyder High School in Jersey City . Born in Jersey City , he lived in Bayonne before moving to Seaside Heights four years ago.

Surviving are:
2 Brothers:
Edward May of Jersey City
William May of Bayonne
4 Sisters:  Judith Sepulveda of Brick
Arlene Solano of North Port , FL
Carol Weston of Bayonne
Marion Hughes of Toms River
And his former wife Barbara May of Bayonne
Also surviving are several nieces and nephews

Visitation will be held Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave ,. Toms River . A funeral service will be conducted 3:30 pm Friday at the funeral home. Cremation will be private.

Carol J. “Nanny” Denzler, 69 of Toms River , passed away Tuesday, September 8th, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Tucson , Arizona

She worked as a sales clerk for 7-11 in Brick for many years before retiring in 2007. She was born in Jersey City but was a resident of Brick for over 30 years. She was predeceased by her husband Edward in 1980. Carol was an incredible person who made an immediate impression. She devoted her life to her children and grandchildren. Her laughter, love and sincere generosity will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Surviving are:
Son: Edward Denzler and his wife Maureen of Brick
Daughters: 
Laura Dellorto and her husband Bill of Toms River
Caroline Himmel and her husband Robert of Toms River
Barbara Cruz and her husband Chris of Sahuarita , AZ
8 Grandchildren: Michelle, Sean, Jake, Taylor, Connor, Benjamin, Brody, and Emily

Friends are invited to celebrate Carol’s life with her family on Tuesday, Sept. 15th, from 5 pm until service time at 7:30 p.m. at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River .

Joseph "Guy" Pijak, 62, of Toms River passed away peacefully on the morning of Sept. 4, 2009 at his home after a struggle with cancer.   

Born in Plainfield, NJ, Guy was a lifelong resident of the Jersey Shore. He graduated Toms River High School in 1964 and Rider College in 1968. Guy was building contractor in the Toms River area and an avid outdoorsman. He could never be found far away from his fishing pole on the Jersey Shore Guy was predeceased by his father, Walter, and survived by his mother, Irene, his five sisters, one brother, his companion Fran, and his three loving children Jeremy, Justin and Jessica.  

A memorial service will be held on October 3, 2009 at 0930 at the LDS Church 1348 Old Freehold Rd. in Toms River

Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to research that was very near and dear to his heart at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, New Jersey Metro Chapter, 1 Kalisa Way, Suite 205 , Paramus , NJ 07652 . Kedz Funeral Home, Toms River is in charge of arrangements

Anthony “Bud” Stanley Bulsiewicz, 83 died on August 23, 2009 of complications of pancreatic cancer.

Anthony was born in Newark , NJ on March 27, 1926 . In 1943 he answered his country’s call and enlisted in the Air Force at the age of 17 putting the completion of his high school education on hold until many years later. He served as a mechanic chief on B-24 and B-29 Bombers. Anthony’s lifetime occupation was a printer.  Until retirement he was the owner of Print-Rite located in Irvington NJ , a family owned printing and publishing business. Anthony was the third generation to manage the business.

Anthony was an accomplished artist and worked in water-colors and clay. Throughout his life he was an active member of his community serving in both church and civil volunteer positions.  Anthony was a faithful parishioner of the Church of the Visitation and served as a CCD teacher and Usher.  Anthony was also a member of the Knight’s of Columbus in Irvington NJ . Anthony served as a volunteer to the NJ Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife. He enjoyed taking part in off-shore fish surveys, deer check surveys, and as a tour guide at the Cranberry Bog Education Center .  Anthony was also a member of the Pt Pleasant Coast Guard Auxiliary. In addition he served as a helper for the County of Ocean Board of Elections for 15 years. Anthony was a member of American legion Post 0348 in Brick, New Jersey .

Anthony was a faithful friend of Bill W. and worked for over 28 years offering help to others when they needed it most. No one could tell a story better than Anthony.  He enjoyed most of his trips to sea during the fish surveys and would talk for hours about his adventures.  His family, especially his grandchildren, always enjoyed listening.

Anthony is survived by his wife of 63 years Eunice (Gorski), his brother Fabian, his Sister Doris Gladowicz, his children, Allan (Lillian), Diane (Daniel) Speciale, Wayne “Ray” (Judy) , and Richard (Lucy),  as well as 7 grandchildren, Christina (Speciale) Petrauskas, Wayne, Jacob, Daniel Speciale, Philip, Alexander, Julianna and 3 great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Petrauskas, Danny Speciale and Anthony Speciale.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10:00 am Thursday at Visitation Catholic Church, Mantoloking Rd. Brick. Interment will follow at the Brig. General William Doyle Veterans Cemetery , Arneytown , NJ . In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to The March of Dimes, New Jersey Chapter, 5 Cedar Brook Drive , Cranbury , NJ 08512 in his memory.

Eleanor A. Winn, 73 of Toms River , passed away Monday, August 24, 2009 at Van Dyke Hospice Center of Community Medical Center.  

She was born in Bronx , New York and worked in Manhattan prior to becoming a devout and loving, wife, mother and grandmother.  

Eleanor is survived by her husband of 48 years, James L. Winn, Jr. and six children, Tara and her husband Gregg of Wall, Colleen Winn of Toms River, James and his wife Dawn Winn of Manahawkin, Kevin Winn of Toms River, Brian and his wife Karen Winn of Toms River, and Kathleen and her husband Brian Poll of Toms River.  Six grandchildren, Christopher, Matthew, Keeley, James, Gladys, Riley. A sister-in-law, Barbara Finn, seven nieces and nephews and four grand nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Thursday, August 27 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm , at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Avenue , Toms River . Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10:00 am Friday, August 28 at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 685 Hooper Avenue in Toms River .

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Van Dyke Hospice of Toms River, 99 Route 37 West, Toms River, NJ 08755 and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 740 Broad Street, Shrewsbury, NJ 07701.

Dennis Wall Nordstrom, age 62 of Toms River died Tuesday, August 11 at his home. 

He worked at the Naval Air Engineering Station Lakehurst for many years. Dennis was predeceased by his parents, Margaret Catherine Wall Nordstrom and Vincent I. Nordstrom, his brothers Vincent, David and his sister Margaret Ellen Nordstrom Dunleavy.  Dennis is survived by his brother Michael S. Nordstrom of St. Petersburg , FL., and numerous nieces and nephews in the NJ area.

A memorial service for family and friends will take place at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave , Toms River on Tuesday, August 25, from 10:00 am until the service time at 11:00 . Burial of cremains will follow at St. Mary of the Lake Cemetery , Lakewood

Michael requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made in Dennis’ name to Community Medical Center , Van Dyke Hospice, 99 Route 37 West, Toms River, NJ 08755.

Janet Emmett, 79, of Boynton Beach , Florida , born in Newark , New Jersey , passed away on August 20, 2009 .

She was God's faithful servant who had been currently serving the Lord at Boca Raton Bible Chapel since 2003.  Janet had dedicated her life to the Lord and others, making more than 150 dresses a year for the refugees in Africa .  Prior to moving to Florida , Janet lived in Beachwood , New Jersey and was in fellowship at Bethany Bible Chapel of Toms River.

Janet was predeceased by her parents, William Wilson in 1968 and Elizabeth Wilson in 1984 as well as her first husband, Adam Miller in 1968.  
She is survived by:
Her husband of 31 years, Russell T. Emmett, Jr.; 
Son and daughter in law Donald and Lisa Miller, of Palm Beach Gardens , FL and his children, Melissa Miller Perry, Nicole Miller, Brittany Miller, and Chelsea Miller;
Two daughters and their husbands; Elizabeth and Jim Miller of Maitland, FL and their children, Michelle Miller and Alexander Miller; and Jennifer and Bob Baxter, of Boca Raton, FL and their children, Victoria Baxter and Jacqueline Baxter.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 25, 2009 from 10 - 12 at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Avenue , Toms River, New Jersey.  Funeral service will be held at 12 noon immediately followed by graveside services at Riverside Cemetery , Old Freehold Road and Route 9, Toms River .

Alfred Latour, Jr., 60 of Toms River , passed away suddenly on Tuesday, August 18 at Jersey Shore Medical Center , Neptune

Alfred worked for H&R Block of Toms River as a Tax Accountant for the past 20 years. He was a communicant of St. Joseph ’s Catholic Church of Toms River. He coached basketball for the Brick Leagues and for St. Dominick’s Leagues. He was also a basketball referee through out Ocean County . Born and raised in Jersey City , he lived in Brick before moving to Toms River in 2006. 

He was predeceased by his beloved wife Eileen Gallagher Latour in September, 2007 and by his brother John Latour.
Surviving are:
Son: Brian of Toms River
Daughter: Jessica Latour of New York
Sister: JoAnn Peterson of Eatontown

Visitation will be held Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 9:00 am Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Entombment will follow at St. Joseph ’s Cemetery.

Wallace Dudek, 65 of Toms River , passed away Tuesday, August 11 at Helene Fuld Medical Center , Trenton

Wallace worked as a draftsman for Innolog Technology of Wall Twp. He was a communicant of St. Joseph ’s Catholic Church. Born in Paterson , he lived in Clifton before moving to Toms River 39 years ago. 

He was predeceased by his brother Leonard in 2000.
He is survived by:
His wife of 42 years, Diane Nawoyski Dudek
Two daughters: 
Christine Lewis and her husband Bill of Hi-Nella , NJ
Kimberly Farina and her husband Michael of Toms River
He was loving known as “Grampy” to his five grandchildren, Michael, Jr., Nicholas, Morgan, Sarah and Emily
He is also survived by three brothers: Walter, Joseph and Richard and a sister Stella Flack.

Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm   at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Avenue , Toms River . Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10:00 am Monday at St. Joseph ’s Catholic Church, Hooper Ave. , Toms River followed by burial at St. Joseph ’s Cemetery.

Joyce Adams Oehmler, 80 of Toms River passed away peacefully with her family at her side at the VanDyke Hospice Center on Sunday, August 09, 2009

She was born in Brooklyn on August 14, 1928 and raised in Tenafly , NJ . She met Edward, her husband of 58 years at Bethany College, West Virginia, where she was a member of the Alpha XI Delta Sorority. She graduated from Kathryn Gibbs and worked 2 years for the Association of American Colleges in New York City . Joyce worked in the Pentagon for the Department of the Army while her Navy husband was stationed there. She also worked in the trust department for the Berkeley Federal Savings and Loan in Manchester for 13 years. She lived in Pittsburgh for 20 years before returning to New Jersey where she lived in Brielle for 2 years and in Toms River for 24 years before retiring to Greenbriar Woodlands 8 years ago. She was an accomplished artist and belonged to the Painting Group in Greenbriar as well as the Book Discussion Group, Camera Club, Duplicate Bridge Group and participated in Bocce and Shuffleboard. She was a devoted mother to her children, always being there for them. Joyce was recognized by her friends, as being a genuine warm hearted and loving person. She was predeceased by her daughter Patricia.

She is survived by:
Her loving husband Edward
Her Son, Edward III and his wife Kuei Ching of Howell , NJ
Her Daughter, Mary McCloskey and her husband Thomas of Pittsburgh, PA
3 Grandchildren, Edward Oehmler IV and the McCloskey Twins, Clayton and Colton
and her twin sister Mary Brewster of Ft. Meyers , FL.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Mass of Christian burial will be celebrate 10:30 am Thursday at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 1674 Old Freehold Road , Toms River . Private entombment will take place in Pittsburgh

In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Luke’s Food Pantry or to the Van Dyke Hospice and Palliative Care Center, c/o Community Medical Center, 99 Route 37 West, Toms River, NJ 08755 in her name would be appreciated.

Carol A. Bechtle, 70 of Toms River passed away on Monday, July 20, at the Ocean Medical Center , Brick. 

Carol was in fellowship at the Bethany Bible Chapel in Toms River . Born and raised in Chicago , Illinois , she lived in Brick before moving to Toms River 12 years ago.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years: James R. Bechtle, Sr.
Three sons and daughters in law: 
James R., Jr. and Yvonne of Brick
Daniel and Kathy of Toms River
Mark and Jennifer of Bayville
A Brother:  Raymond Bower of Toms River
7 Grandchildren: Ashley, Bradley, Joshua, Zachary, Hunter, Kyle and Alex

Visitation will be held at the Bethany Bible Chapel, Church Road , Toms River on Saturday from 5 to 8 followed by a funeral service at 8 pm. Graveside services will be held Monday, 11:00 am at Riverside Cemetery , Old Freehold Road and Route 9 Toms River. 

In lieu of flowers, donations to Pine Bush Bible Camp, PO Box 764 , New Providence , NJ 07974 , or The Joan Dancy & PALS Foundation, Riverview Medical Center, One Riverview Plaza, Red Bank , NJ 07701 , in her name would be appreciated.

JOHN W. HENN, SR, age 73 of Toms River , passed away peacefully at his home on Friday July 17, 2009 , surrounded by his family.  

John was a true fighter and had courageously battled cancer. John was born in Nussloch , Germany and came to the United States in 1954.  He was proud to have served in the United States Army as a parachuter during the Vietnam War.  Mr. Henn was still currently working for Ciba-Geigy of Toms River , as a pipe fitter and welder, he had over 50 years of dedicated service.  He was a communicant of St. Joseph ’s RC Church, of Toms River , and was a referee for more than 15 years for Shore Soccer Association.

Mr. Henn was predeceased by his beloved wife of 31 years Theresa (nee Rizzuto) in 1993.  He is survived by his devoted children twin daughter’s and their husbands Theresa and Fernando Dos Santos, of Chester, NY, Michele and Nick Giordano of Beachwood, NJ and John, Jr. of Monsey, NY.  He is also survived by his sister and “best friend” Elizabeth Stieglitz, of Beachwood, his treasured grandchildren Vincent Ciarla, and twins Theresa and Antonio Dos Santos.  He also leaves his companion Sandy Dueban of Barnegat.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday July 22, 2009 at 11:00 am from St. Joseph ’s RC Church, 685 Hooper Ave. Toms River, interment shall follow at St. Joseph ’s Cemetery.  A visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm from the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ.  

Should friends desire contributions may be made to the Vitas Hospice, One Meridian Road , Eatontown , NJ 07724 in his memory.

Louise Williams Hoffman, age 86, of Lakewood , passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at Harrogate Health Care.  

Louise served as President of the Sea Girt Board of Education.  She was very active at the First Presbyterian Church of Manasquan where she taught Sunday shool and served as President of United Presbyterian Woman. She was born in Champagne , Illinois , on January 3, 1923 . Louise and her husband Charles lived in Fanwood and moved to Sea Girt in 1950. They retired to Harrogate in 1992.

Surviving is her Husband Charles Hoffman
A Son Christopher Hoffman of Boulder , CO
Two Daughters:  
Jennifer Lee of Madison , CT and
Molly Watson of Sunbury , OH

5 Grandchildren
1 Great Grandchild

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, August 11 at Harrogate , 400 Locust Street , Lakewood , NJ . The family requests that no flowers or gifts be sent, but that you remember Louise and Charles in your prayers. Kedz Funeral Home, Toms River is in charge of arrangements. 

Charles J. Clauer, 101, the most ancient of Ancient Mariners, passed away on Monday, July 13, 2009 surrounded by his loving family.

Charlie, born in North Wales , PA lived in Roselle Park before moving to Toms River, NJ in 1965.  He was a long time employee of Exxon wearing many different hats before retiring in 1970 after 49 years of service.  As a founding member of the Watchung Power Squadron, Charlie enjoyed an active participation with this group since 1946.  He was also a lifetime member of the Roselle Park Volunteer Fire Dept. with 30 years of service with the Lorraine Hose Company.

Charlie’s beloved wife, Ruth (nee Schweers) died in 1976.  He is survived by his daughter, Carole J. Simon of Lindenwold , NJ ; grandson, James (J.R.) Simon and his family in Apollo Beach , Fl and Medford , NJ ; granddaughter, Laura Phillips (nee Simon) and her husband, Bob, in Wadsworth , OH .  His legacy will continue through his six great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2009 , at 9 AM at Kedz Funeral Home 1123 Hooper Ave. Toms River, NJ 08753.  Visitation will be held on Friday, July 17, 2009 from 7-9pm .  

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to U.S.P.S – Education Fund, c/o Barbara Stragegins, 6195 Carlyle Drive , Seven Hills , OH 44131 .

Paul W. Peschell, age 101 of Toms River , formerly of Newark and Livingston, passed away on Saturday July 11, 2009, at Community Medical Center , Toms River .  

He was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Toms River.  

He was predeceased by his wife Marjorie, in 1982.  he is survived by his wife Josephine, 3 children Ken, Richard and Karen, his 8 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday July 16, 2009 at 10:00 am from the First Baptist Church , 700 Main Street , Toms River . Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ 08753

Bozena “Julie” Moldrzyk 72 of Toms River, passed away Monday, July 6 at the Holiday Care Center

Julie worked as a bookkeeper for George Wright Asphalt and Northeast Utilities both of Brick Township . She enjoyed spending her time with her granddaughter Harley. Julie was born in Poland and lived in Elizabeth , moving to Toms River in 1972.

She is survived by:  Her son: Gene Moldrzyk of Whiting
Her daughter: Yvonne Zaraza of Toms River
Her granddaughter: Harley Zaraza of Toms River .
And a brother: George Leszkowicz of Basking Ridge , NJ

A memorial service will be held at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hoop Ave. , Toms River , on  Thursday from 6 until service time at 7:30 pm

Donations to the American Cancer Society, 1035 Hooper Ave. , Toms River, NJ 08753 in her memory would be appreciated.

Joel Thomas Parker, age 43 of Long Branch , passed away Tuesday, June 23 at Monmouth Medical Center surrounded by his loving family after battling with various health issues for the past two years. 

Joel was general manager for AAFKO Inc., of Colts Neck. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Shrewsbury . He graduated from Valley Forge Christian College , Phoenixville , PA with his Bachelor of Science in Bible Degree and was a few credits away from earning his MBA at Liberty University , Lynchburg , VA. He served as youth pastor of Long Branch Covenant Church , Long Branch NJ for 5 years. Impacting many lives throughout his ministerial career he was involved with many other youth ministries, fulfilling his life's passion of showing God's love in practical ways. Born and raised in Red Bank, he moved to Long Branch 7 years ago. 

Mr. Parker was predeceased by his father, John Lawrence Parker of Red Bank, NJ. He was a devoted and loving father and is survived by his son, Joel Ryan Parker of Long Branch; daughter Alyssa Parker of Colts Neck; his mother, Rita Parker of Red bank; brothers Larry  of Liverpool, NY; Michael of Williamsburg, VA; John of Eatontown, NJ; and sister Elizabeth Borkland of Rome, NY, along with his loving nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held Monday from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm at the First Assembly of God Church, 220 Sycamore Ave. , Shrewsbury , NJ . Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday at the church followed by burial at the Glenwood Cemetery , West Long Branch . Condolences can be sent to First Assembly of God in Shrewsbury.

Alexandria Pello, 91 of Vero Beach , FL , formerly of Toms River , passed away Tuesday, June 30 at her home. 

Mrs. Pello was born and raised in Jersey City , and lived in Toms River where she was a communicant of St. Justin’s Catholic Church before moving to Florida in 2002. 

She was predeceased by her beloved husband John W. Pello in 2005, her son John R. Pello in 2007 and two brothers John and Stanley Penkalski.
She is survived by:
Her daughter: Beverly Cirillo and her husband Anthony of Vero Beach, FL
2 Sisters:  Nellie Rehonic of Mansfield , TX and Helen Lamberti of Toms River

Granddaughter: Grace Pello of Vero Beach , FL

Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 9:30 am Monday at St. Justin’s Catholic Church, 975 Fischer Blvd. , Toms River , followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery , North Arlington .  

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the charity of your choice in her memory.

Clifford A. Munson, 58 of Toms River , passed away Wednesday, July 1 at Community Medical Center , Toms River

Clifford had previously been the owner and operator of Gordon’s Restaurant in Forked River (now Caffrey’s Steakhouse). Most recently, Clifford worked as a Food Service Director for several nursing homes in the Monmouth County area and had also recently worked for the Oakwood School in Tinton Falls . He is a graduate of Toms River High School South. Born in New York he lived in the Bronx, moving to Toms River in 1963. He was predeceased by his parents Walter and Ann Munson.

He is survived by:
Two Daughters: Dawn Munson-Grinavic and DeeDee Denise McCullough both of Ft. Myers , FL Two Brothers: Craig of Wayside, NJ; and his twin brother Roger. Two Sisters: Gail Brito and Lynn Horner both of Toms River . Four Grandchildren: Matthew, Gary, Joshua and Dylan

Visitation will be held at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River on Monday from 7 pm until the service time at 8:30 pm

In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society, 1035 Hooper Ave. , Toms River in his memory would be appreciated.

Connor Mastres-Digiammo, infant son of Megan Mastres and Evan Digiammo went home to heaven on Friday, July 3. 

He leaves behind his maternal grandmother Gwendolyn Hall; maternal grandfather and step-grandmother, Peter and Renee Mastres; paternal grandfather, Paul Digiammo; great grandparents, Mae Curnow and Howard and Eileen Conk, and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. He joins in heaven his aunts, Marylou Albert, Rose Acevadeo and Bella Krance.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 to 9 pm at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Funeral services will be 11:00 am Wednesday at the funeral home

Kathryn M. Kornett, 91, of Freehold, formerly of Ortley Beach , passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Kathryn and her beloved husband Stephen recently celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary on April 29. She worked as a retail manager in the children’s clothing business for 30 years. Born in Bayonne , she lived there most of her life and was a communicant of St. Andrews Church where she was a member of the Rosary Society. After retiring, she moved to the Ortley Beach section of Toms River and wintered in Jensen Beach , FL. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Seaside Heights . She moved to the Monmouth Crossing Assisted Living in Freehold 6 years ago.

She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Stephen 
Three sons: Stephen of Alexandria , VA,  Michael of Washington Crossing, PA, Robert of Manchester , NJ and a daughter: Eleanor Kukulya of Parlin , NJ
12 Grandchildren,
7 Great grandchildren

Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 am on Monday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 100 Grant Ave. , Seaside Heights followed by burial at St. Joseph ’s Cemetery.  

Ernest Grant Camburn, 93 of Bayville, formerly of Toms River , passed away on Thursday, June 5, 2009 at the Tallwoods Care Center

Born in Waretown , NJ , Ernie made his living on the Barnegat Bay in many capacities ranging from fishing to boat Captain. He worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps during the 1930’s and then moved to Toms River when he married Ella Doris Horner in 1940.  He was an aviation metal smith at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station for the U.S. Navy Lighter-than-Air Blimp program. Ernie transferred to the Lakehurst Naval Air Station Fire Department, and then went on to work for the Toms River School System as a custodian before retiring. Ernie was a life member and ex-chief of the Toms River Fire Company No. 2. He was an exempt Fireman in the New Jersey State Fireman’s Relief Association and an instructor with the Ocean County Fire Academy . He was a past member of the Ocean County String Band and a member of the Island Heights First United Methodist Church , He and his wife Ella spent many years of their retirement in the A-Frame he and his boys built in Rochester , Vermont . He loved fishing and spending time with “all Pop’s kids”.

He was predeceased by his loving wife Ella D. Camburn in 2001, a son Ernest “Jerry” Camburn in 2005 and great-granddaughters Megan and Allison Camburn in 2001.
He is survived by:
Son: John Camburn of Island Heights
Daughters in law: Dianne Camburn of Waretown
and Kathleen Camburn of Toms River
Brother: Donald Camburn and his wife Dorothy of Oak Harbor, Washington
Sisters: Rita Weyman of Whiting
Miriam Applegate and her husband Alvin of Toms River
Five Grandchildren:       
Timothy Camburn and his fiancé Denise Theiler of Parkertown
Steven Camburn and his wife Kristine of Waretown
Douglas Camburn and his wife Kate of Island Heights
Jennifer Korndoerfer and her husband Timothy of Waretown
Jill Kempner and her husband David of Toms River
Nine Great Grandchildren: Todd, Kristen, Colleen, Ryan, Joshua and Lindsey Camburn 
and Lauren, T.J. and Jonathan Korndoerfer

Visitation will be held at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River on  Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm with a Fireman’s Service at 8pm. Funeral services will be 10:00 am Tuesday at the funeral home followed by interment at the Riverside Cemetery , Toms River .

David D. Capezzuto, 73 of Manchester Twp., passed away Monday, June 01, at Kimball Medical Center , Lakewood , surrounded by his loving family. 

David was a driver for Roadway Freight Services for many years, and had served in the United States Navy. He was a communicant of St. Johns Catholic Church of Lakehurst .  He was born and raised in West New York , NJ and lived in Palisades Park before moving to Manchester 25 years ago. 

He was predeceased by a daughter Lisa in 1976.
Surviving are:
His wife: Debra
Sons: Glenn and Adam, both of Manchester
Daughters: Karen Nyland of Oxford , NJ
Ashley Capezzuto of Manchester
Sister:  Rosalie Repetti and her husband Gary of Dumont, NJ
2 Grandsons: Alexander and Michael Haraka
and his faithful dog Tucker

Calling hours will be held at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River on  Tuesday from 4 pm until the funeral service at 7:30 pm

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be forwarded to the funeral home for the family

Joseph W. Chitorski, Jr., 51 of Toms River, died Wednesday at home. 

He was born in Newark and is survived by sons, Anthony Fiorenzo, Joseph Burger and Anthony Chitorsky; brothers, Edward and John, sister Jenny Bulwin and Fiancee Cathy Fiorenzo. 

Calling hours, Saturday from 2 to 4 pm at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . 

Dorothy E. Dummar 91 of Bayville, passed away Monday, May 11 at Tallwoods Care Center , Bayville. 

Dorothy was a communicant of St. Barnabas Catholic Church of Bayville and a member of the Rosary Altar Society. She was a member of the Berkeley Seniors. Dorothy was a former parishioner of Queen of Peace Catholic Church of North Arlington where she was a member of the Rosary Altar Society, and was a member of the North Arlington Senior Harmony Club.

Born and raised in Ballston Spa , NY , she lived in North Arlington for 40 years before moving to Bayville1995. She was predeceased by her beloved husband George in 1971.

Dorothy is survived by:
Three sons and their wives:
  George and Barbara – Milford , CT
  Frank and Cindy – Largo , FL
  David and Linda– Bennett , CO
Three daughters and their husbands:
  Judith and Chris Rosiello – Brooklyn , NY
  Carole and Frank Canning – Flanders , NJ
  Patricia and Sal Fiore, Sr. – Toms River
18 Grandchildren
14 Great-Grandchildren

Visitation will be held Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 9:30 am , Saturday at St. Barnabas Catholic Church, 33 Woodland Road , Bayville. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Tallwoods Care Center , c/o Activities Dept., 18 Butler Blvd. , Bayville , NJ , 08721 in her name would be appreciated. 

Vincenzo ‘Vincent’ Buoncristiano, 59, of South Toms River , passed away suddenly at Atlantic City Medical Center

Vincent worked as an architect for Barlo and Associates of Mantoloking for the past 10 years. He loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman. Born and raised in Newark , he moved to South Toms River 32 years ago.

He is survived by:
His wife of 38 years: Hazel Britton Buoncristiano
Two daughters: 
  Jeanne Andrea Buoncristiano at home. and 
  Kimberly Anne Sparks – Fort Yates , N. Dakota
His mother: Joseph and Eleanore Raab Buoncristiano – S. Toms River
Brother: Michael Buoncristiano – Lester , PA
Sister: Gloria Buoncristiano-Thai – Yorktown , VA
4 Grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 6 to 9 pm at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Cremation will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations to Autism New Jersey, Inc., 1450 Parkside Avenue, Suite 22 , Ewing , NJ 08638 in his name would be appreciated. For directions and to send condolences please visit www.kedzfuneralhome.com.   

Marie Mazza, (nee: Russo), 98 of Berkeley Twp., beloved mother of Concetta Nittoli, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 4 at the Holiday Care Center

Marie, along with her niece Connie Then, owned and operated the National Dress Co. in Newark for many years before retiring. She was a long standing member of the Mt. Carmel Church Choir in Newark . Born in Italy , she lived her life in Newark before moving to Holiday City , 12 years ago. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Joseph in 1958 and her sister Michelina Granato.

Marie is survived by:
A daughter: Concetta Nittoli – of Berkeley Twp.
Three grandchildren: Valerie Rosamilia, Patricia Rose and Rocco Nittoli
Seven great-grandchildren: Kenneth Rose, Carissa Rose, Katie Rosamilia, Nicholas. Nittoli, Devon Nittoli, Sara Rosamilia and Caroline Nittoli.
And several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10:30 am Friday at St. Maximilian-Kolbe Catholic Church, Berkeley Twp. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery , Toms River

For directions or to send online condolences, please visit our website at www.kedzfuneralhome.com.

Robert G. Ramsey, 80, of Toms River, passed away April 27 at his home leaving a son, Gary, daughter-in-law, Diane and beloved grandson, Sean, all of Port Monmouth. 

Mr. Ramsey served his country as a Navy Veteran of World War II and as a Federal Government/Contract employee, retiring in 1988.  Robert was a Freemason, a member of AMVETS, Navy Lakehurst Rod & Gun Club and the NRA. Robert was an avid gardener and nature lover who enjoyed hunting and fishing with his son and grandson.  He was born in Newark and lived in Highlands before moving to Toms River 31 years ago. General William Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery , Province Line Road , Arneytown , NJ .

Ruth Glass, 75 of Brick, passed away Saturday, April 18, at the Laurelton Village Care Center, Brick. 

Mrs. Glass worked as a bookkeeper and office manager for Ocean Convalescent Center in Lakewood for 20 years before retiring in 2002. Born in Brooklyn, New York she grew up in Paterson before moving to Brick Township.

Surviving are:
A daughter Esta Gauslin and her husband Dale of Brick
A brother: Martin Infield of Florida
3 grandchildren: Beth, Amy and Sean

Private services are under the direction of Kedz Funeral Home, Toms River.

Patricia A. Court , 65, of Medford , formerly of Toms River , passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family.

Patricia worked for many years in the building industry, retiring from Accent Homes of Manahawkin , NJ in 2005. She was an avid gardener and nature lover. She enjoyed kayaking, hiking and was a member of The Outdoor Club of South Jersey. She volunteered with an environmental group, Restoring National Parks. Born and raised in Toms River , she lived in Lower Bank on the Mullica River before moving to Medford , NJ .

She was predeceased by her father Norman N. Gregory in 1976 and Jonathan Ackerman in 2004.
Patricia is survived by:
Her mother: Lillian “Faye” Gregory of Glendale, AZ
Three daughters:  
  Vija C. Barlet and her husband Richard of Barnegat, NJ
  Holly L. Ackerman and her husband Bruce of Manahawkin, NJ
  Carol R. Russell and her husband Timothy of Medford, NJ
A son:  Donald G. Applegate of Liberty , SC
Grandchildren: Ian Barlet, Michael King, Ashleigh Holden, Erin Russell, Ryan Russell, Kendall Ackerman, Bruce Ackerman and Donnie Applegate.
Three sisters:
  Cathy Jo Casement of Tallahassee , FL
  Emily R. Gregory of New Holland , PA
  Edith M. Tice and her husband Charles of Glendale, AZ
Two brothers:   
  Raymond D. Gregory and his wife Betty of Youngstown, OH
  Norman N. Gregory and his wife Cindy of Honeybrook. PA
Many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. 

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Avenue , Toms River . Burial will take place at the North Bend Cemetery , North Bend , PA.

Clifford W. Chapman, 74, of Lakewood, NJ died peacefully at his home on Thursday, April 9, after a long struggle with multiple sclerosis.  

Cliff was born in Bethlehem, PA, the son of the late Clifford W. and the late Florence A. (Bastian) Chapman and the brother of the late Francis Chapman of Racine, WI.  He was a long-time resident of NJ having lived in Maywood, Jersey City, Montvale and Lakewood.

Following graduation from Dickinson High School in Jersey City he started working for Western Electric before enlisting in the Navy in 1953. He served on the USS Hazelwood (DD-531) as a Quartermaster Third Class during the Korean War.  After being honorably discharged, he returned to Western Electric (now AT&T) where he worked 35 years before retiring as a Manager of Tax Operations.  On November 8, 1958, he married Arline Marian Westhoff of Jersey City.  He was graduated from Seton Hall University in 1967 with a B.S. in Accounting after eight years of night school. 

Cliff was a loving father of two children and devoted husband for over 50 years.  He was a baseball and soccer coach for his children and a doting grandfather.  He was a member of the VFW Post 8946 of Woodcliff Lake, American Legion Post 348 of Brick, the Fishing Club of Leisure Village East, the AT&T Pioneers of America and the Royal Order of Hyjypts.

He is survived by his wife, Arline, a son, Clifford Jr., and his wife, Cynthia, a daughter, Julie, and her husband, George Psillos, and five grandchildren: Claudia, Charlotte, Clifford W. Chapman III, Alexi and Andreas Clifford Psillos.

Family and friends may pay their final respects on Tuesday, April 14th from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at the Silverton Memorial Funeral Home, 2482 Church Rd, Toms River, NJ.  Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, April 15th at 10am at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1500 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ.  Burial will be at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery, Wrightstown.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations are offered in his name to National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 246 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst, NJ 07755.         

Glenn F. Obremski, 59 of Bayville, died Saturday, April 4 at his home. Glenn worked as a machinist and school custodian. 

Born and raised in Paterson, he lived in Beachwood before moving to Bayville.

He is survived by a brother and sister in law: David and Barbara Obremski of Wayne, NJ, a sister, Nancy Tobin of Marstons Mills, MA, and several Cousins.

A memorial service celebrating Glenn’s life will be held 10:30 am, Saturday, April 18 at America’s Keswick, 601 Route 530, Whiting, NJ. 

In lieu of flowers, donations to America’s Keswick, in Glenn’s name would be appreciated.

Doreen Nonnemacher, 63 of Toms River, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, March 26. Doreen worked for the Ocean County Board of Social Services as a Specialist for 27 years before retiring in 2007. Born in Newark, she lived there until moving to Toms River in 1976.

She is survived by:
Two daughters: Laureen Estrella of Toms River
                        Shereen Pesce and her husband Vincent of Toms River
3 Grandchildren: Briana, Ariana and Justin Ponce
Two Brothers: Ronald Nonnemacher of Little Egg Harbor
                        Otto Nonnemacher of Seaside Heights
Her loving Companion: Edward Schrieber of Toms River

Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave., Toms River. Funeral services will be held 10:00 am Monday at the funeral home followed by interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Toms River. In lieu of flowers, donations in Doreen’ memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942 or the Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, North Jersey Affiliate, 785 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901.

Doreen Nonnemacher, 63 of Toms River, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, March 26. 

Doreen worked for the Ocean County Board of Social Services as a Specialist for 27 years before retiring in 2007. Born in Newark, she lived there until moving to Toms River in 1976.

She is survived by:
Two daughters: 
Laureen Estrella of Toms River
Shereen Pesce and her husband Vincent of Toms River
3 Grandchildren: Briana, Ariana and Justin Ponce
Two Brothers: Ronald Nonnemacher of Little Egg Harbor
Otto Nonnemacher of Seaside Heights
Her loving Companion: Edward Schrieber of Toms River

Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave., Toms River. Funeral services will be held 10:00 am Monday at the funeral home followed by interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Toms River. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Doreen’ memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942 or the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® North Jersey Affiliate, 785 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901.

John “Jack” Herman, 77 of Toms River passed away Saturday, March 21 at home surrounded by his family. 

Jack worked as a manufacturing engineer for Martin Marietta Aerospace in Denver , CO , Frequency Engineering in Farmingdale , NJ , and most recently worked for General Electric in Valley Forge , PA and retired in 1997. He had served with the US Army in Korea . Born and raised in Delano , PA , he lived in Mercerville , NJ before moving to Toms River in 1977. He was predeceased by his son Shawn P. Herman in August of 2008.

Surviving are
His wife Margaret “Peggy” Herman
A Daughter: Erin K. Herman of Toms River
Sister: Betty Machuski of Williamsport , PA
And several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Jacks life with his family on Saturday, March 28, from noon until service time at 2 p.m. at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River

In lieu of flowers, donations to The Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties , 3300 Route 66, Neptune , NJ 07753 in his name would be appreciated.

Thelma Veth, 89, of Toms River passed away Wednesday, March 18 at the Whiting Health Care Center. 

Born and raised in Newark , she lived in Kearny , moving to Toms River in 1973. She was predeceased by her husband Edward Veth in 1977.

Thelma is survived by:
Three daughters:
  Muriel Averna – Toms River
  Blanche Schwarick and her husband Bill - South Amboy
  Patricia McLaughlin and her husband Kenneth - Toms River
Son: Edward Veth, Jr., and his wife Stacey - Myrtle Beach , SC.
9 Grandchildren:  John Shymanski  and his wife Sherre – Ponca City , OK
Patrick Shymanski – Atlantic City , NJ
April Bohnsack – Toms River
Erin McLaughlin – Toms River
Heather Veth – Toms River
Travis Veth – Toms River
Colin Veth – Myrtle Beach , SC
Willie Schwarick – Flanders , NJ
Sara Schwarick – Flanders , NJ
6 Great Grandchildren:  Jared, Courtney, Brianne, Chazz, Ian and Brooke.
Brother: Henry Mooney and his wife Dorothy , Idaho

Visitation will be held Friday from 6 to 9 pm at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . A prayer service will be offered 10:00 am Saturday at the Funeral Home followed by burial at St. Joseph ’s Cemetery, Toms River .

Juliette Closter, 91 of Toms River, passed away Tuesday, March 17 at Bey Lea Village, Toms River. 

She was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church of Manchester. Born in Germany, Juliette lived in Watchung for 20 years, and Clearwater, Fl. for 20 years before moving to Toms River in 1999. Juliette was predeceased by her beloved husband of 61 years, Louis W. Closter in 2002 and a sister Mabel Luciano in 2008.

She was the devoted mother of:
Three daughters and their husbands: Louetta and Ronald Potts of Warren,
Julie and Edward Tranosky of Perrineville and Linda and Robert Horn of Brick
A son and his wife: Louis F. and Ellen Closter of Toms River

Also surviving are:
A brother, Rolf Michaelis and his wife Rita of Houston, TX
10 Loving grandchildren
6 great Grandchildren
2 nieces and 2 nephews.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave., Toms River. A funeral service will be offered 10:00 am Thursday at the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2309 Hwy. 70 East, Manchester, NJ, followed by interment at the Hillside Cemetery, Scotch Plains. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in her name to the Redeemer Lutheran Church would be appreciated. 

Joseph H. DeVaul, 81, of Toms River, passed away Sunday, March 15 at Kensington Manor, Toms River. 

Joseph worked for Seaside Furniture as a warehouse manager before retiring after 30 years. He was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and a member of the American Legion, Seaside Heights Post 351. Born and raised in Trenton, he lived in Lavallette, moving to Toms River 56 years ago.

Surviving are:
His wife of 25 years: Patricia DeVaul
Two sons: Harry and Joseph
Daughter: Maureen and two step daughters, Katherine and Patricia.
8 Grandchildren and 1 Great granddaughter.

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave., Toms River. A prayer service will be conducted 11:00 am Wednesday at the funeral home followed by interment at St. Joseph Cemetery, Toms River.

Emilia Florio, 85 of Toms River , passed away Sunday, March 08, at the Shorrock Gardens Care Center , Brick. 

Born and raised in France , she met her husband Albino there during World War II and moved to the Bronx, New York . He predeceased her in 1968. She was a former member of St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in the Bronx . Emilia moved to Toms River 34 years ago.

Surviving are:
2 Daughters: Jeanine Liston of Toms River and Mary Mundy of Huguenot, NY
5 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandsons.

A funeral mass will be celebrated 9:30 am Thursday at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, 2969 Otis Ave. , Bronx , NY followed by interment at St. Raymond’s Cemetery. Kedz Funeral Home, Toms River is in charge of arrangements. To send online condolences, please visit our website at www.kedzfuneralhome.com.

Ruth J. Chimento, 71 of Waretown, died Tuesday at Deborah Heart and Lung Center , Browns Mills. 

Ruth worked as a nurses aide at Crystal Lake Nursing Home in Bayville for 20 years before retiring. Born and raised in Kingsville , PA , she lived in Union City and Toms River before moving to Waretown 3 years ago. 

She was predeceased by her husband Raymond V. Chimento in 1987.
Surviving are:
Son: Randy Chimento and his wife Linda of Waretown , NJ
Step-Son: Raymond Chimento Jr., of Ridgefield Park , NJ
4 Grandchildren:  Lori Nies – Barnegat, Candace Thode – Delaware
Melissa Somodi – Barnegat, Anthony Somodi – Forked River

Visitation was to be held Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave., Toms River. but DUE TO THE WEATHER - THE VIEWING HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO TUESDAY -  2 to 4 & 7 to 9 pm

Rose “Poby” Lawlor, 78 of Toms River , died Thursday, February 26, 2009 at Shorrock Gardens Care Center in Brick where the staff and Holistic Hospice took outstanding and compassionate care or our mother. 

Mrs. Lawlor was born in Bronx , New York and lived in Whitestone , NY moving to Toms River in 1999.

She is survived by:
Her husband of 55 years; Timothy J. Lawlor
Son: Timothy P. Lawlor and his wife Dorothy of Centereach, NY
Daughters:
Catherine Bioni and her husband Bruce of Brick, NJ
Rosemary Kennedy and her husband Jim of Toms River, NJ
7 Grandchildren
Sister: Mary T. McConnell of Woodside , NY
Brother: Dennis Cullen of Carmel , NY

Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 am at St. Justin’s Catholic Church, Fischer Blvd. , Toms River . Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Valhalla , NY .   

Vincent J. Clarkin, 80 of Toms River , passed away on Tuesday, February 24 at Community Medical Center

He worked as a conductor with Amtrak for 30 years and also worked as a claims adjuster for New York Life for 20 years. He was a member of the Brick Elks, Lodge #2151. He served in the US Marine Corps during World War II. Born and raised in Manhattan , NY , he lived in Brick before retiring to Toms River 10 years ago. He was predeceased by his wife Marilyn Clancy Clarkin in 2007.

He is survived by his children: Bobby and Audrey Clarkin of Brick; Edward and Debi Clarkin of Toms River; David and Laura Clarkin of Brick; Vicki and Steve Harris of Texas; and Jim Clarkin of Louisiana, and his 7 grandchildren: Jillian, Matthew, Katie, Kelly, Michelle, Kristina and Taylor.

Calling hours will be held from 2 to 5 pm on Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River .

David F. Barnett, 82, of Pine Beach passed away at home on Friday, Feb. 6, 2009 .

Beloved husband of the late Jane (2004) he is survived by six children; Robert Barnett, June Barnett, Sheryl Barnett, Jerome and Donna Barnett, Edward and Diane Barnett and Richard Barnett. Six grandchildren; Audra and John Yacka, Michael and Darla Reed, Justyn Hosier, McKenzie Barnett, David and Elliot Barnett and their mother Mary Mitchell Barnett; six great grandchildren; Joey, Syvanna, Zoe, David, Dylan and Christian.

David was born and raised in Philadelphia . A talented musician, he played professionally for over sixty-six years. He was proud to be a lifetime member of the Philadelphia Musicians Union. He played with many Big Bands in the 40’s and 50’s getting his start at the famous Palumbos Night Club. Dave toured from New England to Texas with the Hal Macintyre, Mal Hallet and the Chan Chandler Bands along with limited engagements with Eddie Duchin and Fats Waller. Coming off the road he and his wife settled their family on Long Beach Island in 1956 where they owned Barnett’s Custard Stand, now known as the Islander Restaurant. He also served on the Ship Bottom Borough Council.

In 1965 he moved his family to Toms River where he was employed at the Jersey Shore Savings and Loan. In addition to his day job, he played with many local wedding and dance bands, most notably: The Murray Kay Band in Lakewood , the Blazers and the Joe, Mike, David Band in the Toms River area. David played at many Jersey Shore hot spots including the Anchor Inn and Olsen’s Bar and Grill.

In 1989 he retired to Putney , VT after twenty-six years as a Vice President of Jersey Shore Savings and Loan. While caring for his ailing wife, he played for many bands in Vermont and New Hampshire , most notably the American Legion Band and its Dixieland ensemble. He will be missed by his large family and many friends.

Friends are invited to celebrate David’s life with his family on Sunday, February 22, from 2 to 4 pm with a prayer service being offered at 3:30 pm at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River, NJ.  A memorial service will be held 6:30 pm on Monday, Feb. 23 at the Putney Meadows, 17 Carol Brown Way , Putney , VT. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to the American Legion Band, 804 Guilford Center Road , Guilford , VT , 05301 , would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com.  

Charles C. DeFranza, Sr., 97 of Toms River, died Thursday at Kensington Manor, Toms River

Charles was a printer and owned and operated Emerald Tag & Ticket Co., in Bloomfield for 40 years. He was a member of the Masonic Order in North Jersey and Florida . Born in Pen Argyl, PA, he lived in Caldwell and Florida before moving to Toms River . He was predeceased by his wife Ruth Samuels DeFranza in 2001.

Surviving are;
A son, Charles Jr.,; 2 daughters, Rosemarie Malanga and Lorraine Leming; 2 sisters, Elizabeth Rossetti and Lucy Grigas.

Friends are invited to call at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River on Monday from 9:00 am until service time at 10:00 am . Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery , North Arlington .

Jeanne Starace, of Toms River , passed away on Friday, January 23 at the Hospice Center of New Jersey in Wayne

Jeanne was the proprietor of 88 Park, a woman’s dress shop in Rutherford, she was an insurance agent with Prudential Insurance Co., Lyndhurst for 10 years and recently worked in sales at Boscovs of Toms River. Born in Paterson , she grew up in Carlstadt/East Rutherford, moving to Toms River 25 years ago.  Jeanne loved her family, her friends, life itself and the Boston Red Sox. She was predeceased by a son Gregg Starace in 2005.

Surviving are:
Her husband of 48 years: Joseph
2 Daughters: Christine and her husband Jerry of Harrington Park, NJ
                 
Cheryl and her fiancé Donald of West Caldwell, NJ
3 Grandchildren: Jayden, Giovanna and John

Friends and relatives are invited to celebrate Jeanne’s life with her family on Tuesday, Feb. 3 from 3 to 7 pm at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . A memorial service will be offered at 7 pm on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the First Presbyterian Church, 457 Division Avenue , Carlstadt. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in her name to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America , Att: Vincent Ludd  1331 East Wyoming Ave, Philadelphia, PA  19124 would be appreciated.

Clare Pfeiffer Gebhardt Wilchuck, died peacefully on January 26, 2009 in the comfort of her home in Toms River. 

She was 75. Born July 4th 1933 in Bronx, New York, the daughter of Clara and William Matey. She lived in Hudson County for several years and moved to Toms River 31 years ago. She was a loving mother and friend and she will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her loving husband Michael Wilchuck and was a devoted mother of three daughters, Christine, Carol and Kathleen; six sons, Peter, David, Robert, William, Michael and Kenneth, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren, and her pooch Bailey.

She’s crystallized in every tear drop. She is the place that we came from, our first home, and she’s the map that we follow with every step we took. She’s our first love, our first heartbreak and nothing on earth can separate us. Not time, not space…not even death.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Clare’s life with her family on Monday, February 2, from 7 to 9 p.m. with an 8:30 pm service at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave., Toms River.

Matthew F. Jodice, 79 of Beachwood, passed away Friday, January 23, at Bey Lea Village Nursing Home, Toms River

He worked for the US Government as a radioman with the US Navy for 19 years, retiring in 1966. He then worked as a salesman with JC Penny of Toms River in the furniture department for 15 years before retiring in 1989. He served in the US Navy during World War II, and the Korean War. He was a member of the US Navy Radioman Association, Norfolk, VA; USS Valley Forge Reunion Club; Fleet Reserve, Branch 124, Lakehurst; DAV, Chapter 35 of Tuckerton; American Legion, Post 129 of Toms River; AMVets, Post 2 of Jackson, and the US Navy Memorial Foundation of Washington, DC where he is a Plank Owner. Matthew was born and raised in Hoboken , NJ , he moved to Beachwood 40 years ago.

Surviving are;
His wife of 55 years: Helen Cummings Jodice
Daughter:          Linda Smith, Sandston , VA
Son:                 Robert Merrill – Beachwood
Son:                 Gregory Jodice - Manahawkin
Sister:               Genovieve Picone – Woodridge , NJ
Brothers:          Jerry Jodice – Sacramento , CA
                        Sal Jodice – Weehawkin , NJ
                        Thomas Jodice – Maywood , NJ
Sister in law: Lillian Kelly – Beachwood , NJ
5 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren

Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Funeral services will be conducted 10:00 am, Monday at the funeral home followed by entombment at Ocean County Memorial Park , Toms River .

James O. Buatez, 35, of Toms River , passed away Friday, January 16 at Community Medical Center .  

James was the owner and operator of Creative Tile and Design of Toms River. He was born in the Philippines and grew up in Point Pleasant Beach. He lived in Brick before moving to Toms River 5 years ago.

Surviving are:
His wife of 13 years, Michele
Son: Jax Buatez and daughter, Hayley Buatez, both at home
Father: John Fornoro – Lakewood
Brother: Jay Fornoro and his wife Melissa of Manchester Twp.
And many loving extended family members.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm on Monday at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Avenue , Toms River . Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 9:30 am Tuesday at St. Justin’s Catholic Church, Fischer Blvd., Toms River .  

In lieu of flowers donations to the American Cancer Society, 1035 Hooper Avenue , Toms River, NJ 08753 in his name would be appreciated.

Mitchell Langan-Greulich, age 51 of Toms River passed away November 26 at his home. 

Mitchell was born in Staten Island , NY and was a life long resident of the shore area living in Bamber Lake , Bayville and Toms River . He was a graduate of Central Regional High School . He was a carpenter and most recently was employed at Stop & Shop of Toms River .

Surviving are his wife of 17 years: Lisa Treich Greulich
Children: Rebecca Greulich, Toms River
Joshua of Toms River, currently serving with the Army National Guard in Iraq
Shannon Greulich, FL
Jason , NC
Grandson: Tyler Greulich

Friends are invited to celebrate Mitchell’s life with his family at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave , Toms River , on Sunday from 5 to 6:30 pm , followed by a memorial service at 6:30

Owen P. Grogan, 64, of Barnegat passed away on Monday, December 1 at his home. 

He worked as an accountant for many years before retiring. Born and raised in Newark, he lived in Chicago, moving to Barnegat 10 years ago.

Surviving are:
2 brothers:
John Grogan, Sr. of Barnegat
Martin Grogan of Mystic Island
Sister: Judith Grogan of Newark
Nephew: John Grogan Jr., and Kimberly
Niece: Susan Tilson and Ryan
Grand nieces and nephews: Leah, Ryan and Ashley
Former wife: Rosie Avilles

Friends are invited to celebrate Owen’s life with his family on Thursday from 6 to 8 pm followed by an 8:00 p.m. memorial service at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave., Toms River.    

Joseph Laratta, 62 of Island Heights, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 03, 2008 surrounded by his family. 

He was an aviation technician and worked for the US Government. He served in US Marines during the Vietnam War and was awarded the Air Medal and several other service medals. He served in the Army National Guard, the Air National Guard and the Department of the Navy from 1974 until he retired in 1995. He was employed by Ocean County in the vehicle maintenance department for Ocean Ride senior citizen transportation from 1995 to 2006. Born in East Orange, he grew up in Bloomfield, and lived in Virginia and Mercerville. He lived in Toms River for 28 years before moving to Island Heights four years ago.

He was predeceased by his sister, Virginia Schwartz in 1995.
Surviving are:
His wife Margaret Strapko Laratta
Son: Daniel and his girlfriend Jennifer Highet of Manchester Twp.
Daughter: Holly Lafore and her husband Jay of Epsom, NH
Two Brothers:
Charles Laratta of New York City
James Laratta of Titusville, FL
Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call Sunday from 6 to 9 at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave., Toms River. A funeral service will be held 10:30 am, Monday at the Funeral Home followed by a 12:30 p.m. interment and military honors at the Brig. General William Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Arneytown. 

In lieu of flowers donations in Joseph’s name may be made to Southern Ocean County Hospital, Oncology Dept., 1140 Route 72 West, Manahawkin, NJ 08050.

Mavis Ilene “Lee” Flatt, 67 of Lakewood passed away on Sunday, November 30, at Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune. 

In the early 70’S Lee was a den leader with the Boy Scouts of America in Novi, Michigan, a member of the Kennel Club in Taylor, Michigan; a volunteer with Contact of Ocean County for many years; a member of the NJ Artist Guild of Island Heights; a member of the Bayville First Aid Squad Auxiliary, and the Mayflower Society. Born in Plainfield, she grew up in Summit and summered in Manasquan Park for many years. She moved to Detroit, Michigan and returned to Ocean County in 1975 and settled in Bayville in 1977. In 2007 she moved to Leisure Park in Lakewood where she was active with the Red Hat Society, the walking and garden clubs and the welcoming committee. She served as chairperson of the recreation committee, and was known to all as the lady with the dog on the scooter.

She was predeceased by her husband Douglas Flatt in 1988.
Surviving are:
Sons:  John Douglas Flatt and his wife Leslie of BrickJames 
Leonard Flatt and his wife Collette of Freehold
Jeffrey William Flatt and his wife Margaret of Ocean Gate
Daughter: Julia Ann Flatt-Cohn and her husband Richard of Jackson
12 Grandchildren and neighborhood grandmother to countless others.
She will be missed by her faithful dog Belle.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Lee’s life with her family at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave., Toms River, on Monday, December 8 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. with a memorial service being held at 3:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Contact of Ocean County, P.O. Box 1121, Toms River, NJ 08754-1121 in her name would be appreciated.

Lloyd B. Jackson, 43, residing in Brick NJ, formerly of Bayville , NJ passed away Saturday, November 15, 2008

Born May 15, 1965 , in Warwick NY Lloyd was raised in Orange County NY and later in State College , PA where he called home.  Lloyd was proud to be Penn State University alumni. He was Director of Sales for Preemptive Meds in Whitehouse Station , NJ .  He also enjoyed much success in sales at companies including Xerox, GlaxoSmithKline, and Amgen, Inc. 

Lloyd was a natural athlete who excelled in football, wrestling, and baseball.  He was an avid football fan and a diehard supporter of his beloved Penn State Nittany Lions.  Lloyd had a “larger than life” persona; his mere presence and booming voice seemed to fill a room.  Lloyd was a friend to all and had a way of making everyone he met feel special.  He was a loving father, son, and brother and will be dearly missed by all.

Lloyd is survived by his daughter, Lanette and his former wife, Joanne, of  Bayville, NJ;  His biological mother Terry Saturno and stepfather Carl of Westbrookville, NY; his adoptive mother Bette Jackson, of State College, PA; his sister Roni Jackson of Newport Beach, CA; his uncle Joe Radivoy of Bloomingburg, NY; his aunts Mary Ann Hite of New Hampton, NY and Karen Bende of Goshen, NY; his nephews Seifu and Daniel, and several cousins.  His was predeceased by his loving father, Lloyd B. Jackson, Sr.

Visitation will be from 1 – 3 pm on Sunday, November 23, followed by a memorial service at 3 pm at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Avenue , Toms River, NJ. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lloyd’s name to the Levi Lamb Fund, in care of Penn State Athletic Development, 157 Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, PA 16802.

Neil R. Vasarkovy, of Roselle Park , whose family lives in Toms River , died November 3, 2008 in Omaha , NE after a short battle with cancer. 

In keeping with his teaching of nature, he chose to donate his body to Creighton University to be used by medical students for their ongoing education. Mr. Vasarkovy grew up in Glen Ridge, NJ. He was educated at St. Benedict’s Preparatory School in Newark ; St. John’s University , Collegeville , MN , and Seaton Hall University , South Orange . His graduate studies took him to Keane College , NJ ; Syracuse University , Columbia University , Beaver College and New School for Social Research in New York . After becoming fluent in Russian through his studies at Syracuse , he served as an intelligence officer in the United States Air Force until his honorable discharge in 1967. Neil taught at St. Benedict’s Preparatory School, Newark ; Holy Trinity High School , Westfield ; Keane university and Union Catholic high School. At Millburn High School , he taught honors psychology and was the yearbook advisor for twenty years. He served as Millburn Education Association Representative. Mr. Vasarkovy was preceded in death by his parents, Cecilia and Albert Vasarkovy and his brother Kevin.

He is survived by:        
His brother Jack and his wife Terry of Toms River;
Sister Alberta Vasarkovy of Omaha , NE
Sister in law Jill Vasarkovy of Auburn , Washington
Nephews, Nieces and grand nephews and nieces.

A memorial celebration for Neil will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2008 at 2 pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 113 Tennyson Avenue , Toms River . (732-929-9811). 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Neil’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1035 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ 08753, or to Mount St. Scholastica Convent, 801 So. 8th St. , Atchison , KS , 66002 , where Neil loved to visit the Benedictines and where he had hoped to return before his death. 

Kedz Funeral Home, Toms River is in charge of arrangements.   

William G. McCarrick, 87 of Berkeley Twp, passed away on Tuesday, November 11, at the Morristown Memorial Hospital. 

Mr. McCarrick was a Banker and Real Estate Appraiser for over 60 years retiring in 2006. He served in the US Army during World War II and was the recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a member of the American Legion Toms River Post 129; Veterans of Foreign Wars, Berkeley Township Post 9503; Disabled American Veterans, Ocean County Memorial Chapter 24, and the Silver Ridge Park West Home Owners Association. He was a communicant of St. Maximilian – Kolbe Catholic Church. Born in Newark, he lived in Morris County, Florham Park, moving to Berkeley Twp in 1989.

He is survived by
His wife of 67 years: Helen Cuff McCarrick
Sons:
William McCarrick and his wife Mary of Springfield, OR
Chris McCarrick and his wife Marion of Toms River, NJ
Dennis McCarrick and his wife Eileen of Riverview, FL
Daughters:
Susan Kander and her husband John of Whippany, NJ
Kathleen Smith and her husband David of Medford, OR
Maryellen Wente and her husband Chuck of Succasunna, NJ
Eileen Meyers and her husband Richard of Jacksonville, OR
18 Grandchildren, 18 Great Grandchildren

Visitation will be held Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave., Toms River. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10:30 Saturday at St. Maximilian – Kolbe Catholic Church, Mule Road, Toms River. Burial will take place Monday 10:00 at the Brig. General William Doyle Veterans Cemetery, Arneytown. A memorial service will he held Saturday, 5:00pm at the Cornerstone Calvary Chapel, 6550 Highway 9, Howell. 

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) P.O. Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301

Robert Gary Himmel, Sr., 65 of Toms River passed away at home.

Gary was a self employed mason contractor with Wilbert and Himmel for 35 years, retiring in 2002. He enjoyed oil painting beautiful scenery, loved to fish on Island Beach State Park and enjoyed making and selling jewelry with his wife at various craft shows. He made a friend of everyone he met. The most important things in life were his family members…he was never too busy to help anyone. Born in Newark , he grew up in Clark, moving to Toms River in 1966.

Surviving are:
His wife of 43 years,  Charlotte Stires Himmel
2 Sons: 
Robert G. Himmel, Jr., and his wife Caroline – Toms River
Ryan R. Himmel – Boynton Beach , FL
3 Daughters:     
Margaret L. Peclet and her husband Todd – Manchester , NJ
Pamela B. Burns and her husband Robert, with whom he lived
Rebecca S. Himmel – Boynton Beach , FL  
7 Grandchildren who will miss him at their sports games: Conrad, Zachary, Jake, Joshua, Owen, Connor and Benjamin.
Sister: Janice Kehl – Herkimer , NY
Brother:  Lawrence Himmel – Kernersville , NC

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . A funeral service will be held 10:00 am Thursday at the funeral home followed by entombment at Ocean County Memorial Park . Condolences may be sent to kedzfuneralhome@aol.com

John Wasilczyk, 94, of Toms River , passed away peacefully on Thursday,         October 30, at his home. 

Mr. Wasilczyk worked as a baker for the Shop-Rite of Toms River for 11 years before retiring. He served in the US Army during World War II and was a member of the A.J. Weeks VFW Post 6063 of Toms River . He was a communicant of St. Justin Roman Catholic Church of Toms River. Born and raised in Nanticoke , PA he lived in Jersey City moving to Toms River 45 years ago. He was predeceased by his wife Helen Onderko Wasilczyk in 1998.

Surviving are:
3 Sons: 
John Wasilczyk and his wife Charlene of Palmdale , CA
George Wasilczyk and his wife Cathy of Allentown, PA
Tom Wasilczyk of Cupertino , CA
Sister: Helen Shalaida of Carteret , NJ
3 Grandchildren: John Richard, Michael and Jackie

Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 9:30am at St. Justin Catholic Church, Fischer Blvd. , Toms River . Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery , Toms River .

William Justin Furia, 30 of Toms River , passed away Sunday, September 21 at home. 

Justin graduated from Toms River High School North in 1996 and received his Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from Ocean County College . He enjoyed basketball and was a die hard fan of Alan Iverson of the Denver Nuggets. He was also a movie buff. Born in Newark , he was a life long resident of Toms River .

He is survived by: his parents, Diane and Carl Furia; brother, Jordan Spohr Mehyer; great Uncle Jack Stahl, all of Toms River ; uncle John Furia of W. Orange ; and his constant companion, his dog Snoopy.

Services were private and the family requests that you say a prayer for Justin when you think of him. Kedz Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Detective (Ret). David M. Rogers, age 67 of Toms River , passed away Sunday, September 21, 2008 , at Kimball Medical Center , Lakewood

He retired from the Lakewood Police Department as a Detective after nearly 30 years of service and was a member of PBA Local 71. He was a US Navy veteran attached to a CB Battalion and saw service in Guantanamo Bay , Cuba , Hawaii , Spain , New Zealand and Antarctica . His hobbies included antique cars, playing pool, stamp and coin collecting and he was most passionate about collecting Leigh Valley trains and memorabilia. Born in Passaic , he grew up in Bergenfield where he graduated from High School. He lived in Park Ridge before moving to Toms River in 1972. He was predeceased by his father Philip in 1981 and his mother Mary in 1995.

He is survived by 
his wife of 42 years, Evelyn Rogers.
Two daughters and their husbands: Kristine and John Kovaleski of PA;
Sharon and Vinnie Semanchick of FL.
Four active and loving Grandsons: Christopher, Matthew, Zachary and Vincent.
Two sisters and their husbands: Ann and Norm Sayce of FL;
Joan and Dan McNulty of DE.
Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate David’s life with his family on Wednesday from 3 to 6 pm with a memorial service being offered at 5:30pm at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lakewood PBA Local 71 Scholarship Fund, 231 3rd Street , Lakewood , NJ 08701 in his memory would be appreciated.   

Jerald VA “Jerry” Britten, age 75 of Toms River , died Tuesday, September 09, at his home. 

Born in New York , he lived in Glen Ridge where he was a 1950 graduate of Glen Ridge High School . He the moved to Toms River in 1959. He attended Fairleigh Dickenson University and late graduated from the West Lawn School of Yacht Design. He was a member of the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict. During the fifties and sixties he was involved in automobile racing both as a driver and car owner. He was a principle in McCarthy Britten Associates, long distance trucking co.  He then went into automobile sales and won numerous sales awards with Toms River Lincoln Mercury. In 1979, he joined the Toms River School System and retired from there in 1993 as a supervisor. He was a member of the Titanic Historical Society, the Steamship Historical Society, The Erie, Lackawanna Historical Society and Railroadians of America. He was an avid model builder and a life long dog lover.

He was predeceased by his parents Walter and Helen Britten.
Surviving are: His wife Eleanor Schofield “Bunny” Britten
Three daughters: Susan Wynn and Lauren Britten of Toms River ;
Kimberly Britten of Somers Point. 
Eight grandchildren
Sister: Dr. Patricia Young of Corea , Maine
And his former wife Janet Britten

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Jerry’s life with his family on Sunday, from 2 to 5 pm with a memorial service at 3:00 at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River

In lieu of flowers donation in his memory are request to the Golden Retriever Rescue Organization, GRRI-NJ, PO Box 74 , Pleasantville , NY 10570-0074 .

Robert Joseph Burns, 58, of Manahawkin, Stafford Township , died Sunday, September 7 at his home.  

Born in Englewood , he lived in Bergenfield before moving to Manahawkin. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and the Coast Guard Auxiliary. 

He is survived by:
His mother: Elizabeth J. Burns of Bergenfield ,
Two brothers: Scott Burns of Walker Valley, NY; and Joseph Burns of Bergen County
Sister: Kathleen Hoffman of Atlanta , GA

Friends are invited to gather with the family at St. Justin’s Catholic Church, 975 Fischer Blvd. , Toms River for the celebration of the Mass of Christian burial on Thursday, Sept. 11, at 9:30 am. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery , Toms River . Kedz Funeral Home. Toms River is in charge of arrangements.

Susan Canfield, age 57, a life long resident of Ocean County died Sunday, September 7 at her home. 

She was a home health care manager and worked for the Visiting Homemakers of Ocean County for many years.  She was a Toms River High School Graduate and a member of St. Joseph ’s Catholic Church. 

Susan was predeceased by her parents, Gabriel and Kay Daniel of Beachwood.
Susan is survived by a daughter, Kimberly Canfield-O’Toole of Beverly Hills , Fla. ; three granddaughters, Krystle, Katie and Amanda O’Toole; her companion, Peter Bies; a brother, Bill Daniel and his wife Betty of Beachwood; and two nephews, Jason and Matthew Daniel.

The family requests that donations to honor Susan’s memory be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 5005 LBJ Fwy., Ste 250 , Dallas , TX 75244

Services were private under the direction of Kedz Funeral Home, Toms River .

Carmen Sanchez, born Carmen Zayas, died peacefully in Island Heights , on September 7, 2008 at the age of 94 years.

Carmen was born in Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico in 1914 and lived in New York prior to moving to Island Heights

She will be deeply missed by her husband, Enrique, her three children, Carmen Lydia, Alfonso and Elizabeth; her nine grandchildren; twenty five great grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren, as well as her sisters, Rafaela and Sophia.

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . A funeral service will be held 11:00 am Wednesday at the funeral home followed by burial at Ocean County Memorial Park , Toms River .

Loretta Lesiak, 92, of Toms River , passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 3 at Kimball Medical Center

Mrs. Lesiak worked for the Tingley Rubber Corp. of Rahway for 23 years, retiring in 1976. She had attended St. Joseph ’s Church. Born and raised in Bayonne , she lived in Clark before moving to Toms River in 1980. She was predeceased by her beloved husband William; two sisters, Edna Sugrue and Katherine O’Brien; and a grandson, Michael Valush.

Surviving are:
Daughter: June Valush of Barnegat
Son:     William Lesiak of Asbury , NJ
Granddaughters: Cynthia Valush of Plainsboro, Christine Sheridan of Toms River
Grandsons:  William Lesiak of Scotch Plains Kenneth Lesiak of Linden

Also surviving are 4 Great Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 pm on Sunday at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . A funeral service will be held 10:00 am at the funeral home followed by entombment at the Graceland Memorial Park , Kenilworth

In lieu of flowers donations to Ocean of Love , 1709 Route 37 East, Toms River, NJ 08753, in her memory would be appreciated.           

Edward A. Husni, 88 of Toms River , formerly of Cherry Hill , passed away on Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Mr. Husni was an accountant and worked for I.B.M. of White Plains , NY and Milford , CT. for 30 years, retiring in 1987. He was a former member of the Bethel Baptist Church of Cherry Hill and was a member of the Christian Businessman’s Association of White Plains. He had served in the army during World War II. He was loved for his quiet spirit, quick wit and wonderful laugh.

He is survived by:
His wife of 47 years, Cynthia “Dinny” Husni
Two sons and daughters in law: Mark and Danielle Husni – Toms River
Timothy and Wendy Husni – Pittsburgh , PA
Four Grandchildren:  Sabrina, Troy , Daria and Maya.

The family will host a time to celebrate Edwards life with a memorial service to be held, 11:00 am Friday, August 29 at Mark and Danielle’s home, 21 Pine View Drive , Toms River . Kedz Funeral Home, Toms River is in charge of arrangements. 

Anna May Flood, 73 of Toms River , passed away Friday, August 22, surrounded by her family. 

Mrs. Flood worked as a medical receptionist for Dr. Malcolm Kramer of Forked River for 8 years, retiring in 1996. She was a communicant of St. Justin’s Catholic Church. She was an avid camper, loved her children and adored her grandchildren. Born in Avenel, she lived in Keansburg, moving to Toms River in 1971. 

She was predeceased by her beloved husband Raymond Flood in 1986 and three brothers, George, William and Richard Tompkins.
Surviving are her children: Raymond of Texas; Colleen Kerico and her husband Jeffrey; Patrick and his wife Christine and Kelly Guglielmoni and her husband Thomas, all of Toms River .
Brother: John Tompkins of Brick
Sister: Catherine Martin of Dry Fork, VA
9 Grandchildren: Raymond, Kaitlin, Kortney, Thomas, Kelly, Meghan, Michael, 
Patrick Jr., and Zachary

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm Monday at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 9:30 am Tuesday at St. Justin’s Catholic Church, Fischer Blvd. , Toms River followed by interment at Ocean County Memorial Park Cemetery .

Shawn P. Herman, 47 of Toms River , passed away at his home, Thursday, August 21.

Shawn was a Field Service Engineer with Carl Zeiss, SMT, Inc., of Peabody MA . He was a 1979 graduate of Toms River High School North and attended Union Technical Institute of Neptune. Born in Denver , Colorado , he was a life long resident of the shore area.

He is survived by:
His parents: Margaret (Peggy) and John Herman – Toms River
Sister: Erin K. Herman – Toms River
Aunt: Maureen Wilk and her husband Rick Wilk – Hillsboro , NJ
Uncle: Vince Whalen and his wife Linda Whalen – Bridgeton , NJ
Aunt: Elizabeth Machuski – Williamsport , PA
Also survived by many cousins and extended family

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Shawn’s life with his family on Saturday, August 30 from 12:00 till service time at 2:00pm

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Destiny Community Food Pantry, 236 Brick Blvd. , Brick , NJ 08723 in his memory would be appreciated.

Louise H. Pope, 92 of Toms River , passed away peacefully in her sleep on the evening of August 21st, in McKinney , Texas

She would have celebrated her 68th wedding anniversary on the 18th. Louise graduated early at the top of her class from business school. After graduation she worked as a secretary and subsequently married Steve the great love of her life. During her lifetime she served as a treasurer and secretary for many local organizations such as the PTA, Boy Scouts of America, Elks, and Toms River Bowling League.

Louise and Steve enjoyed a very active retirement taking creative classes for Senior Citizens and won trophies for dancing and various events. She will be remembered by her children and grandchildren for her humor, wonderful story telling and most of all her steadfast love. As Steve would sing to her "every little breeze seems to whisper Louise". We all know that they are dancing still. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Stephen Pope in April 2007.

Surviving are:
Son: Kenneth Pope of San Antonio , TX
Daughter: Elaine Sawyer of McKinney , TX
3 Grandchildren: Trina Foster of Texas , Kenneth Sawyer of California and Keith Pope of Washington .

Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 pm Tuesday at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . A funeral service will be conducted 11:00 am Wednesday at the funeral home followed by interment at St. Joseph ’s Cemetery, Toms River .

Martin T. Cifarelli, Sr., age 86 of Toms River died on Sunday, August 17, 2008 at the Willows in Holmdel.

Mr. Cifarelli was born in Jersey City and had lived there until he came to Toms River in 1982. He was a Veteran of World War II, serving in the US Army, and was a member of the American Legion of Jersey City and was a communicant of St. Joseph ’s Catholic Church of Toms River. He was employed with Colgate of Jersey City as a tin smith, retiring in 1982 after working there for 41 years.

He was predeceased in 2006 by his wife of 59 years Rita Hughes Cifarelli.
He is survived by his son Martin T. Cifarelli, Jr., and two grandsons, Christopher P. and Daniel T. Cifarelli.

Private services were held under the direction of the Kedz Funeral Home, Toms River .

Matthew Michael Vasel, 60 of Toms River , passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Sunday, August 10, 2008

He was a certified public accountant, and a communicant of St. Joseph ’s Catholic Church. Born in Passaic , he lived in Clifton moving to Toms River in 1987. 

He is survived by:
His devoted wife: Kathryn Vasel
Children and their spouses:  
  Gina Renee Vasel, Island Heights
  Laura Ann and W. Todd Vasel-Tuting, Richmond , VA
  Bryan Matthew and Mykell Vasel, Atlanta , GA
  Melissa Kathryn Vasel, San Diego , CA
  Allison Jean Vasel, Manhattan Beach , CA
7 Grandchildren: Luke, Logan, Liam, Wyatt, Skylar, Avery and Finley.
Sister: Bernardine Stalbaum

Family and friends are invited to celebrate the life of Matthew with his family on Thursday, 10:00am at St. Joseph ’s Catholic Church, Hooper Avenue , Toms River . Kedz Funeral Home, Toms River is in charge of arrangements.  

John William Anderson, 85, died peacefully at home surrounded by family. 

Born in Union, he lived in the Middlesex County area before moving to Bayville 3 years ago. He worked for Johnson & Johnson for 30 years, retiring 20 years ago. He was an Army veteran of World War II serving with the 101st airborne. He will be missed by many, and remembered for his sense of humor, wise cracks and his complete honesty. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Florence Wood Anderson; two brothers, Lester and Roy and a sister Joan Anderson.

Surviving his children: Cathie of Manchester Twp.; David of Wenonah; Michael Szigeti of Howell; Lisa Cunningham of Dallas, NC, and Laverne Pascucci of Brick.

Grandchildren: Cory, Davie and Wyatt Anderson; Mackenzie Malaspina; Frankie Cunningham; Chrissy, Dawn and Dean Martin.
A sister: Mary Manasi of NC
A Brother: Donald Anderson of FL. 

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, August 16 at the Manchester Fire House, Commonwealth Blvd. from 2 – 7 pm. All are welcome to celebrate his life.

Nancy Lynne Schrumpf, 59 of Toms River , passed away at home on Saturday, August 9, 2008 .

Nancy was a licensed real estate agent and worked for Ridge Realty at the Greenbriar Woodlands Community and was a member of the Monmouth County Association of Realtors. She was a graduate of Freehold High School , and was a member of the Toms River Presbyterian Church. Born in Elizabeth , she was a life long resident of the Jersey Shore , moving to Toms River 20 years ago. 

She was predeceased by her father, a renowned local sports official, Jack Schrumpf in 1988.
Surviving are:
Her mother: Ruth Schrumpf of Toms River
2 Brothers and their wives:
   Lawrence and Margaret Schrumpf of Faifax , VA
   Dr. David and Vivian Schrumpf of Whiteford , MD
Cousin: Judith Good and her husband Howard of Washington, ME
Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Nancy’s life with her family on Friday, 12:00 pm at the Toms River Presbyterian Church, Hooper Ave. and Chestnut Street , Toms River , immediately followed by an informal reception at the church, all are welcome. 

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Memorial Fund of the Toms River Presbyterian Church in Nancy ’s memory. Kedz Funeral Home, Toms River is in charge of arrangements.

Frances Laudicina Ciliento, 93 of Toms River , entered into eternal rest on Friday, August 8, 2008

Born in New York City , Frances was raised in East Rutherford . She lived in Wood-Ridge and Lodi before moving to Toms River in 1995. She was a professional seamstress, a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers, and worked in many clothing shops in North Jersey . She retired from Rutherford Dress in 1980. Frances was a former member of Our Lady of Assumption R.C. Church in Wood-Ridge. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 3149, and the Mary Washington Chapter of the American War Mothers, both of Carlstadt. She was predeceased by her husband Michael in 1974.

She is survived by:
Her daughter: Constance DiMaria of Toms River
Sons and daughters in law:
Leonard and Rosemary of Hilton Head, SC
John and Diana of Jupiter, FL
Robert and Eileen of Lavallette , NJ
Eleven grandchildren and spouses:
Joanne and Michael Starace of Toms River
Frank and Cindy DiMaria of Franklin Lakes
Lori and Wayne Hall; Nicole and Steve Wilson;
Leonard Jr., and Jennifer Ciliento, all of Hilton Head, SC;
Stacy and Matthew Taylor; Scott and Beverly Ciliento; Donna and Jason Simms, all of Jupiter, FL. Michael and Jessica Ciliento of Hoboken
Jaimie and Jonathan Barnaskas of Union
Robert Ciliento, Jr., of Toms River
19 Great Grandchildren
2 Sisters:  Pauline Torino of CA and Josephine Gletow of Wayne

And many nieces and nephews

Visitation will be held Monday from 4 to 8 pm at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave , Toms River . Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10:00 am Tuesday at St. Catharine of Siena Catholic Church, 50 ‘E’ St., Seaside Park . Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Saddle Brook , NJ

In lieu of flowers donations to Van Dyke Hospice and Palliative Care Center , c/o Community Medical Center , 99 Route 37 West, Toms River, NJ 08755 in her memory would be appreciated.

Zenon J. Cybyk, 64, of Toms River , passed away Wednesday at the University of PA Medical Center

Mr. Cybyk was a computer software consultant for PurchasingNet, Inc., of Red Bank, NJ since 1992. He was a communicant of St. Stephens’ Ukrainian Catholic Church in Toms River . Mr. Cybyk was a proud and devoted father and a tremendous supporter of his children’s work and their accomplishments. Born in Poland , he was raised in Newark . He lived in Akron , Ohio from 1976 until moving to Toms River in 1992.  

Surviving are:
3 Sons:
Myron Cybyk and his wife Natalie
Andrij Cybyk
Stephan Cybyk
Their Mother:   
Maria Cybyk
Sister: Martha Cybyk of Toms River
Two Grandchildren: Larissa and Dorian
Nieces: Roma and Christine
Nephew: Adrian

Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 at the Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:00 am Monday at St. Stephen’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1344 White Oak Bottom Road , Toms River . Interment will follow at St. Joseph ’s Cemetery, Toms River

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested in his memory to St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, or to Tamburitzan Endowed Scholarship Funds of the Duquesne University Tamburitzans, 1801 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh , PA 15219-5915 .

Eveline Philomena Iacuzzi, 76 of Flat Rock, NC, formerly of Toms River , passed away Sunday, July 20 at the Margaret Pardee Memorial Hospital , Hendersonville , NC .

Mrs. Iacuzzi was a registered nurse and worked at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City for 37 years, retiring in 1998. She was a former communicant of St. Joseph ’s Catholic Church of Toms River. Born in Dunmore , Ireland , she lived in Toms River for many years and Florida , moving to Flat Rock in 1999. She was predeceased by her loving husband Alfred Iacuzzi, Jr. in 2005 and a son George Iacuzzi in 1998.

Surviving are:
Son: John Iacuzzi – Flat Rock, NC
2 Daughters: Eleanor “Ellie” Maurio and her husband David – Barnegat , NJ
Frances Iacuzzi – New York City
Sister:  Agnes Reilly – New Milford , NJ

Visitation will be held Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 9:00 am Saturday at St. Joseph ’s Catholic Church, Hooper Ave. , Toms River . Interment will follow at St. Joseph ’s Cemetery.