Our Obituaries

Gordon John Reycraft

June 29, 1945 - January 30, 2018

Gordon John Reycraft, age 72, of Lakewood, New Jersey passed away on Tuesday January 30, 2018 at his home. Gordon was born June 29, 1945 in Teaneck, NJ to Lillian Reycraft and John Reycraft. He was raised in both Teaneck and Paramus, NJ, prior to joining the United States Army in 1967. He later lived with his family in Saddle Brook, NJ, prior to retiring to Lakewood in 2007. Gordon retired...
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James Battlehill Manuel

April 9, 1918 - January 29, 2018

James Battlehill Manuel, 99, of Lakewood passed away at home on January 29. J.B. was born in 1918 in Brosville, VA to Nannie Belle and James H. Manuel and grew up in Eden, NC. He joined the Navy in 1939 and served aboard the Battleship USS New York before and during WW-II. James transferred to the Navy airship program, serving in various blimp squadrons at Lakehurst Naval Air Station as well...
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Mary Anna Arneth

January 13, 1940 - January 27, 2018


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Anthony Paul Colazzo

May 16, 1927 - January 25, 2018

Anthony Paul Colazzo, age 90, of Lakewood, New Jersey passed away on Thursday January 25, 2018, at the Ocean Medical Center in Brick, NJ. Anthony was born May 16, 1927. He was a longtime resident of Lakewood,NJ before moving to Toms River in 2017. Anthony previously served in the Italian Navy and was a demolitions expert and diver. He was a founding member of the Italian American Club in Jackson,...
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George C. Vuyovich

February 16, 1935 - January 25, 2018

George C. Vuyovich, 82, of Toms River was accepted into Gods loving hands on January 25, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. George was born in Biloxi Mississippi. He relocated to Toms River in 1952 where he met and married the love of his life Joan. Gorge worked for JCP&L as a lineman for 45 years. George loved to coach football for the St. Joseph's Angles, in Toms River. He also coached in...
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Elizabeth Ann Wachter

May 19, 1932 - January 25, 2018

Elizabeth Ann Wachter, age 85, of Brick, NJ, passed away on Thursday January 25, 2018, at the Meridian Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Brick, NJ. Elizabeth was born May 19, 1932, in the upper east side of Manhattan, NY, and she was the daughter of the late Catherine and Peter Miller. She was raised in New York and relocated to New Jersey after getting married in 1953. Elizabeth is survived...
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Craig Malecki

March 8, 1978 - January 23, 2018

Craig Malecki, age 39, formerly of Lakewood, New Jersey passed away on Tuesday January 23, 2018 at his home in Levittown, PA. Craig was born on March 8, 1978 in Rahway, NJ to Bernadette Malecki and Felix Malecki. Craig was raised in Edison, NJ, and formerly resided in South Carolina, and Lakewood before moving to Levittown in 2017. He was a former member of the Edison Oak Tree volunteer fire...
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Elizabeth Maria DeFrancisco

January 28, 1925 - January 19, 2018

Elizabeth Maria DeFrancisco, age 92, of Manchester, New Jersey passed away on Friday January 19, 2018. Elizabeth was born January 28, 1925 in the Greenwich Village section of Manhattan, NY to Bianca Iannaccone and Raffaele Iannaccone. Elizabeth is survived by; daughter Carol Blackler; and son-in-law William Blackler; sister Flora Iannaconne; grandson Joshua Blackler, granddaugher-in-law Suzanne...
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Irving Lampmann

February 17, 1927 - January 19, 2018

Irving Lampmann, age 90, of Lakewood, New Jersey passed away on Friday January 19, 2018 at the Fountain View Care Center in Lakewood, NJ. Irving was born February 17, 1927 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Irving was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War and a member of the V.F.W. After a career in welding, he retired from the Bergen Iron Engineering Co. in Carlstadt, NJ. He was an avid fisherman...
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Jane Lenker Sass

July 27, 1928 - January 17, 2018

Jane Lenker Sass, 89, passed away January 17, 2018 at the Ocean Medical Center in Brick. Mrs. Sass was born and raised in Tower City, PA, moving to Chevy Chase, MD for 50 years before settling in Lakewood, NJ for the past 3 years. Jane was an active member of the St. Mark's Russian Orthodox Church in Patomac, MD for many years. Jane was known for her lovable personality and made friends with...
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Lillian Knapp

September 13, 1928 - January 16, 2018


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Lillian Knapp

September 13, 1928 - January 16, 2018


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John Paul Scholz

September 13, 1933 - January 11, 2018

John Paul Scholz, age 84, of Manchester, New Jersey passed away on Thursday January 11, 2018 at the Armed Services Retirement Home in Washington, DC. John was born September 13, 1933 in Newark, New Jersey. He was a former resident of Manchester, before recently moving to Washington, DC. John was a retired US Army Communications Officer.Predeceased by his beloved wife Angie and his son John F....
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Dennis A. Parliament

January 12, 1943 - January 2, 2018

Dennis A. Parliament, 74, passed away January 2, 2018 at his home in Howell. Mr. Parliament was born in Newark, raised in Union before moving to Vermont for many years and finally settling in Howell for the past 40 years. He was the New Jersey State Champion for Wrestling and Football at Union High School. Dennis held various jobs throughout his life but his true passion was working with...
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Dorothy Gornick

September 14, 1927 - January 2, 2018

Dorothy Gornick, age 90, of Toms River, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2017 at the Brandywine Assisted Living in Toms River, NJ.Dorothy was born on September 14, 1927, in Simpson, Pa, and she was the daughter of the late Harry and Mary Pavelchak. She was a retired administrative assistant and a devoted homemaker. After being raised in Simpson, PA, she was a longtime resident of Saddle...
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Catherine O'Leary

January 30, 1929 - January 1, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of D'Elia Funeral Home, Lakewood, NJ.
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Helen F. Reidy

June 7, 1925 - December 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of D'Elia Funeral Home, Lakewood, NJ.
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Stewart Margel

August 26, 1947 - December 26, 2017

Stewart Margel, age 70, of Lakewood, NJ, passed away on December 26, 2017, at his home.Stewart was born in Modeno, Italy on August 26, 1947, and he was the son of the late Bernard and Anna Margel. Stewart was raised and was a longtime resident of Brooklyn, NY, and he later resided in Howell, NJ for 15 years, prior to moving to Lakewood in 1996. Stewart was a retired computer operator who worked...
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Mario A. DeSalvo

July 27, 1931 - December 25, 2017

Mario A. DeSalvo, 86, passed away December 25, 2017 at Ocean Medical Center in Brick, NJ. Mr. DeSalvo was born and raised in Elizabeth, NJ, moving to Linden, NJ, for many years, and finally settling in Toms River for the past 5 years. He served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. Mario was the owner/operator of a printing company in Linden for many years. He was an avid artist,...
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Leary Tomlin

May 24, 1946 - December 24, 2017

Leary Tomlin, Sr was born on May 24, 1946 in Orlando, Florida. He went home peacefully on December 24, 2017.Leary is known for his culinary skills as well as his creativity working with wood and his art work. Many people did not know that he was a very good artist, especially with pencil. He had many nicknames, but many that knew him referred to him as "King" or "Ringo".Leary was predeceased...
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Elizabeth L. Romano

October 16, 1925 - December 24, 2017

Elizabeth L. Romano, 92, passed away peacefully on December 24, 2017 surrounded by her loving family at the Chelsea in Brick. Mrs. Romano was born in Brooklyn and raised in Englishtown, before moving back to Brooklyn. She spent most of her life raising her family and working, before retiring to Brick for the past 26 years. She is a graduate of Mount St. Vincent College and has a Master's Degree...
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Barbara J. Snyder

May 6, 1940 - December 23, 2017

Memorial Gathering will be held Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at D'Elia Funeral Home 1300 Vermont Ave. Lakewood, NJ 08701 from 4-6PM. Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 6PM at the funeral home. Cremation will be held privately. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Barbara's memory to the National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation at https://msfocus.org/
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Doris Claire Conlon

August 9, 1934 - December 14, 2017

Doris Conlon, nee Grady, of Lakewood passed away on Thursday December 14th at home surrounded by her family.Doris was born on August 9th, 1934 in Jersey City, NJ. She graduated from St. Aloysius High School in 1952. Shortly after Doris met and married her forever and still best friend Donald Conlon in 1956. During her working years Doris worked for the Colgate Company in New York City. Doris and...
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Edmund Louis Davenport

October 30, 1928 - December 12, 2017

Edmund "Lou" Louis Davenport, 89, passed away December 12, 2017 at Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus. Lou was born and raised in Belleville, NJ. He was a graduate of Rutgers's University, earning his bachelor's degree in accounting and economics. Lou was an active member of the Belleville Reformed Church, serving as the past vice president, treasurer and elder. He was also very active in...
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Margaret LaRocca

April 14, 1919 - December 9, 2017

Margaret LaRocca, 98, passed away December 9, 2017 at Leisure Park Skilled Nursing Facility in Lakewood. Mrs. LaRocca was born and raised in New York City in the Little Italy Neighborhood and finally settled in Lakewood, NJ. Margaret worked as a seamstress in New York City for many years. She loved to cook and sew outfits. Mrs. LaRocca loved spending time with her girlfriends and especially...
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James M. Cioffi

April 21, 1930 - December 9, 2017

James M. Cioffi, age 87 of Toms River, NJ passed away peacefully on December 9, 2017 with his family at his side.Born in Paterson, NJ, he resided in Franklin Lakes, NJ and Marco Island, FL and finally Toms River.Jim worked side by side with his father and uncles, through his youth and early adulthood, in the family business, New York Certified Supermarkets, Inc. until he and his brother Joe took...
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Michael J. Epinger

April 22, 1960 - December 5, 2017

Michael J. Epinger, 57, passed away December 5, 2017 at Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood. Mr. Epinger was born in Bethlehem, PA and lived most of his life in New Jersey. Michael was an avid dog lover, participating in dog shows with his beloved German Shepard's. He was a loving son, brother and uncle and will be greatly missed by all. Mr. Epinger is predeceased by his...
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Dorothy Villa

June 3, 1927 - December 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of D'Elia Funeral Home, Lakewood, NJ.
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Catherine Angelina Guglielmo

May 16, 1938 - December 5, 2017

Catherine Angelina Guglielmo, age 79, of Lakewood, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at the Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood, NJ.Katy was born on May 16, 1938 in New York, NY, and she was the daughter of the late Fanny and Joseph Euphemia. She was raised in E. Harlem, NY and was a longtime city resident until moving to Ridgefield, NJ in 1971. After 35 years, she...
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Michael Frank Vivoli

July 10, 1928 - December 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of D'Elia Funeral Home, Lakewood, NJ.
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Rita Rosa Risteval

July 16, 1925 - December 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of D'Elia Funeral Home, Lakewood, NJ.
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Jerry Wilbur Estelle

August 23, 1943 - November 30, 2017

Jerry Wilbur Estelle, age 74, of Toms River, NJ, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017, at the Samaritan Hospice Unit of the Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mt. Holly, NJ.Jerry was born on August 23, 1943 in Lakewood, NJ, and he was the son of the late Lavina (Layton) and Wilbur Estelle. He was raised and was a lifelong resident of Lakewood before to moving to Toms River in 2003.Jerry was a...
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Dorothy Sundquist LUND

December 27, 1924 - November 28, 2017

Dorothy Sundquist Lund, died November 28th. She was 92 years old.Born in Woodbridge, Dorothy lived most of her life in Fords before moving to Monroe Township, then Tinton Falls and, finally, to Lakewood. "Dot" as she was affectionately known was celebrated for her wonderful sense of fun and for her community involvement. She was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church in Perth...
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Alice Martin

May 12, 1930 - November 25, 2017

Alice Martin (nee Dempsey), 87, passed away Nov. 25, 2017, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J.Mrs. Martin was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., before moving to Jersey City and later North Arlington, N.J., before finally settling in Lakewood, N.J., for the past 20 years. She was an avid Mahjong player. She was a loving aunt and grand aunt and will be greatly...
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Bernadette Standowski

November 4, 1942 - November 17, 2017

Bernadette Standowski, of Toms River passed away November 17th, at Hampton Ridge Healthcare Center. She was 75 years old. She was born in South Amboy to parents Benjamin and Sophie Prusakowski. Bernadette was a resident of Lakewood for 30 years before settling in Toms River, 18 years ago. Bernadette held many positions during her professional career starting in 1976 when she was appointed...
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Irene Cecelia Mangano

June 4, 1925 - November 15, 2017

Irene "GeeGee" Mangano, 92, passed away November 15, 2017 at the Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood. Mrs. Mangano was born in New York City moving to Jackson and than became a long time resident of Lakewood, NJ. She worked as an office manager at the Lakewood Medical Specialists for many years. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt and will be greatly...
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Robert Henry Wells

December 1, 1941 - November 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of D'Elia Funeral Home, Lakewood, NJ.
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Herbert Eugene Kopf

July 23, 1924 - November 3, 2017

SEASIDE PARK - Herbert Kopf, 93, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 3, 2017 at Bartley Healthcare in Jackson. Herb was born on July 23, 1924 in Newark, NJ to Herbert and Minnie Kopf. He completed his elementary and high school education in West Caldwell, NJ along side his brother, Alfred, and earned a varsity letter playing basketball. After graduating in 1942, Herb served in the Army...
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Herbert G. Tucker

December 5, 1932 - November 1, 2017

PLEASE DO NOT SEND FLOWERS/MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS MAY BE MADE TO A CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION OF THE DONOR'S CHOICE.Herbert G. Tucker, age 84, of Toms River, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at the Rose Garden Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Toms River, NJ.Born in Bayonne, NJ on December 5, 1932, and was the son of the late Samuel and Mildred Tucker. He is survived by his...
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Susan Ameika

March 9, 1938 - October 24, 2017

Susan Ameika, 79, passed away October 24, 2017 at Leisure Park in Lakewood, NJ. Mrs. Ameika was born in Syria, exiled to Lebanon and immigrated to New Jersey when she was 21. She lived in the Newark area for many years before settling in Lakewood. Susan was an interior decorator for many years and running her own business. Mrs. Ameika was an avid card player especially Bridge and Mahjong. ...
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Beverly Brown

November 29, 1941 - October 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of D'Elia Funeral Home, Lakewood, NJ.
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Santa Lucifora

April 13, 1931 - October 21, 2017

Santa Lucifora, 86, passed away October 21, 2017 at the Ocean Medical Center in Brick. Mrs. Lucifora was born and raised in Sicily, Italy, immigrating to NJ in 1954. She resided in Fairview, NJ before settling in Howell in 1984. She worked as a seamstress for Evan Picone for 17 years in North Bergen, NJ. Santa was an avid cook and her true passion in life was spending time with her family...
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Thomas R. King

October 16, 1935 - October 21, 2017

Thomas R. King, 82, died Saturday, October 21, 2017. Born in London, England on October 16th, 1935, he immigrated to the United States in 1947. He grew up in Yonkers, NY and graduated from Charles E. Gorton High School, class of 1954.After graduation, he enlisted in the US Army, and honorably served our country from 1958 - 1960. Upon returning home from Ft. Benning, he married his wife,...
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Judith McGreevy

April 29, 1926 - October 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of D'Elia Funeral Home, Lakewood, NJ.
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Teresa Schindler

October 2, 1925 - October 20, 2017

LAKEWOOD, NJ - Teresa Schindler, age 92, of Lakewood, passed away on October 20, 2017, surrounded by her family.Teresa was born in Johnson City, NY on October 2, 1925 to the late Mary (Cocchiara) and Carmine Stamato. Teresa was raised in Binghamton, NY and Long Branch, NJ. She was later a resident of Atlantic Highlands, Little Silver, and Shrewbury, NJ, and Titsuville, FL, before moving to...
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Wanda O'Brien

March 23, 1920 - October 18, 2017

Wanda O'Brien, age 97, of Lakewood, NJ passed away on Wednesday October 18, 2017. Wanda was born March 23, 1920. Wanda is survived by; daughter Nancy I. O'Brien; and son-in-law Theodore A. Jewell.Wanda was preceded in death by her husband, John J. O'Brien.A visitation for Wanda will be held Friday, October 20, 2017 at D'Elia Funeral Home, 1300 Vermont Avenue, Lakewood from 2-4 and 7-9PM. A...
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Helen Elwell Stubbs

November 19, 1917 - October 16, 2017

Helen Elwell Stubbs, age 99, of Lakewood, NJ, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017 at the Leisure Park Skilled Nursing L.T.C. in Lakewood, NJ. Born on November 19, 1917, in Berlin, NJ, Helen was the daughter of the late Jennie (McLain) and Wilbert Mathis. After being raised in Berlin, Helen was a resident of Gloucester City, Bloomfield and Cherry Hill before moving to Lakewood in 2009. She...
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Rose Janet Sandlin

November 2, 1920 - October 16, 2017

Rose Sandlin (nee Colangelo) died on Monday, October 16, 2017 at the age of 96. She was a resident of Estero, FL and previously lived in Toms River and Lakewood. A graduate of Lakewood High School's class of 1937, she worked in the family business until her marriage to Herman Sandlin, a Navy Chief Petty Officer. She spent most of her life as a homemaker, but after her husband's retirement, she...
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Edward Alex Gere

July 21, 1929 - October 15, 2017

Edward A. Gere, age 88, of Lakewood, NJ, passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017, at the Ocean Medical Center in Brick, NJ. Mr. Gere was born on July 21, 1929 in Woodbridge, NJ, and he was the son of the late Helen (Sandor) and Edward Gere. He was raised in Woodbridge and later resided in Tuckerton, Manahawkin, and Mays Landing before moving to Lakewood 3 years ago. Mr. Gere served in the US Navy...
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Carlon J. Cubbedge

January 23, 1959 - October 6, 2017

TOMS RIVER - Lieutenant Carlon J. "Cubby" Cubbedge, United States Navy Retired, died Friday, October 6, 2017 at Ocean Medical Center, Brick. He was 58.Born in Portsmouth, NH, he grew up travelling all over the world. He went on to enlist in the US Navy and continued to move with his wife and daughters before settling in Ocean County in 1999. While travelling the world as a military brat, he...
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Mary Ann Napatano

May 23, 1941 - October 3, 2017

LAKEWOOD, NJ - Mary Ann Napatano died Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus. She was 76.Born in Paterson, she resided in Haledon before settling the Fairways at Lake Ridge Community of Lakewood in 1998.Prior to retiring, she was a Claims Examiner for the State of New Jersey, where she worked for over 30 years.Mary Ann was involved in many clubs at the Fairways,...
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Faith Eyre

March 31, 1939 - October 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of D'Elia Funeral Home, Lakewood, NJ.
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Gail Kawan

February 4, 1949 - October 1, 2017

MANCHESTER - Gail Kawan died peacefully on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. She was 68.Born and raised in Mountainside, NJ, she resided in Lakewood before settling in Manchester 30 years ago.A history teacher, she worked for the Freehold Township Board of Education since 2003. Passionate about history, she also volunteered her time at the Newseum in Washington,...
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Robert Andrew Faughnan

March 11, 1979 - September 27, 2017

Robert Andrew Faughnan, age 38, formerly of Jackson, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at his residence in Slocumb, AL.Born in Brooklyn, NY on March 11, 1979, Bob was a longtime resident of Jackson, NJ until recently relocating to Alabama to be with his children. He was a graduate of Msgr. Donovan Catholic High School in Toms River, NJ. Bob (affectionately known to his many friends...
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Bernadine A. Snyder

February 6, 1935 - September 26, 2017

Bernadine A. Snyder, 82, passed away September 26, 2017 at her home in Lakewood. Mrs. Snyder was born and raised in Staten Island, NY moving to Sugarland, TX for five years and then to various places in New Jersey before finally settling in Lakewood for the past 14 years. She worked as a secretary for Asarco in NYC and Valero in TX for many years. Bernadine was an avid bingo player and loved...
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Alma Van de Zilver

May 31, 1923 - September 23, 2017

LAKEWOOD - Alma Van de Zilver died Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Atlantic Health & Rehab in Lakewood. She was 94.Born in Lykens, PA, she resided in Atlantic City until settling in Lakewood in 1950.Prior to retiring, she was a Supervisor in the Computer Analyst Division for the Lakehurst Naval Air Station. Alma was also a volunteer with the YWCA of Lakewood and the Deborah Hearth & Lung...
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Annie Christine McGowan

January 21, 1932 - September 21, 2017

Annie Christine McGowan, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her own home Thursday September 21, 2017. Born January 21, 1932 in Killargue, County Leitrim Ireland, "Chriss" as she was known to all who loved her, was the 7th child born to Mary Clancy McGowan and Francis McGowan. Chriss immigrated to the United States in 1957 with her older brother "Willie" joining sisters Vera and Pat.Chriss...
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Lorraine Violet Brelowski

August 22, 1925 - September 20, 2017

Lorraine Violet Brelowski, age 92, of Lakewood, passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at the Ocean Medical Center in Brick, NJ..She was born in Hillside, NJ on August 22, 1925, and Lorraine was the daughter of the late Harvey and Frieda Blake. She was lifelong resident of Hillside, prior to moving to Lakewood seven years ago. Lorraine was a homemaker. She enjoyed visiting Atlantic City,...
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Lioba Jane SINNOTT

May 2, 1917 - September 17, 2017

Lioba Jane Sinnott passed away Sunday September 17, 2017 at Leisure Chateau in Lakewood, NJ. She was 100 years old.Born and raised in Newark, Lioba was a resident of East Orange for 43 years before settling in OLV Lakewood, 28 years ago.Lioba loved her family, Irish music, traveling to Ireland and she was endlessly dedicated to her Catholic faith. She was also an excellent singer.Lioba was...
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Bella FRANKS

May 5, 1919 - September 16, 2017

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Una May Yates

November 6, 1939 - September 15, 2017

Una May Hawthorne-Yates was born on November 6th, 1939 in Zion Hill, in the parish of St. Mary, Jamaica. She was the second child born to Blanch Ivy and Lascell McLean. In the early 1960's, Una married Eli Hawthorne, shortly after they moved to London, England to seek a better life. While in England, Ms. Una pursued her childhood dreams of becoming a nurse and raising her children. She worked in...
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Reina Altagracia Vega

January 6, 1960 - September 15, 2017

LAKEWOOD - Reina Vega died Friday, September 15, 2017 at her home in Lakewood. She was 57. Born in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, she resided in Barceloneta, PR before settling in Lakewood 52 years ago. Reina worked as a Machine Operator for Atlantic Mills in Lakewood, where she was employed for over 17 years. Surviving is her loving husband of 30 years, Johnny Lugo; 4 children: Alice Estrella Bernadin...
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George C. Rusciano

July 30, 1925 - September 13, 2017

George C. Rusciano, 92, passed away September 13, 2017, at Ocean Medical Center in Brick, NJ. Mr. Rusciano was born and raised in Elizabeth, NJ before moving to Ocean County and lived in North Carolina for 10 years before settling in Lakewood during the past year. He served in the US Army Air Force during World War II as a Staff Sergeant for the 9th Air Defense Command. George worked as a...
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Delores June Hall

May 9, 1930 - September 10, 2017

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Alice Susan CHADWICK TAYLOR

June 11, 1911 - September 4, 2017

Alice Susan Taylor, age 106, passed away at Community Medical Center, Toms River on Monday, September 4, 2017. Alice was born on June 11, 1911 in Lakewood NJ to Thomas and Amacia Chadwick.In 1937 Alice married Dr. Raymond Taylor of Lakewood. Later they moved to Toms River where they raised their children.Alice was a long-time member of the Lakewood YWCA; traveled from 1934-1936 with the federal...
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Daniel Frank Scalera

April 21, 1929 - September 3, 2017

LAKEWOOD - Daniel Frank Scalera died Sunday, September 3, 2017 at Willow Springs Nursing Home, Brick, NJ. He was 88.Daniel graduated from Central High School in Newark, NJ in 1947 and went on to join the US Air Force. He served our country for 3 years, and played the saxophone in the Air Force band. He was discharged in 1953 and went on to work for the United States Postal Service, where he...
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Margaret Louise Christianson

July 18, 1930 - September 2, 2017

Margaret Louise Christianson, 87, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend passed away peacefully surrounded by her children on September 2, 2017 at Care One at Wall in Wall, New Jersey. Margaret was a deeply spiritual woman whose faith and family were foremost in her life. She was born on July 18, 1930 in Jersey City, New Jersey to George and Jane (Grimley)...
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Diana L. DiDiego

April 18, 1943 - September 1, 2017

Born on April 18th, 1943 to loving parents Retha and Lawrence Roberts.Diana was educated in the Ellisburg, New York School System. During her working years Diana worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant for Visiting Angels in Lakeland, Florida.Diana was a wonderful wife, a cherished mother, a dear grandmother, and a beloved great grandmother. She will be missed by all who knew her.On September 1st...
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June Macauley LeFevre

July 20, 1922 - August 31, 2017

June M. LeFevre, of Lakewood passed away August 31th, at Ocean Medical Center. She was 95 years old.Born in Brooklyn, NY to the late James and Jocelyn Macauley. June was a resident of Toms River for 28 years before settling in Lakewood, 12 years ago.After graduating high school at the age of 16, June received her Bachelor's degree from Queens College, and went on to earn her Master's degree from...
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Lorraine Rex

May 13, 1937 - August 29, 2017

LAKEWOOD, NJ - Lorraine Rex died peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Rosegarden Nursing Home. She was 80.Born in Staten Island, she resided there and in Toms River before settling in the Lakewood Community of Original Leisure Village 26 years ago. Prior to retiring in 2002, she was a Travel Consultant for the Travel Network in Whiting, where she worked for 17...
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Doris Jean Tanis

March 1, 1927 - August 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of D'Elia Funeral Home, Lakewood, NJ.
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Florence Mary Brennan

June 16, 1932 - August 25, 2017

Florence Mary Brennan, age 85, of Lakewood, passed away on Friday, August 25, 2017 at the Ocean Medical Center in Brick, NJ.Florence was born on June 16, 1932 in Jersey City, NJ. After being raised in Jersey City, Florence was a longtime resident of Bayonne, NJ, before retiring to Lakewood. Florence retired from her employment with the City of Bayonne, having served as a clerk in the purchasing...
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James O'Donnell

November 21, 1942 - August 25, 2017

LAKEWOOD - James Michael O'Donnell died peacefully on Friday, August 25, 2017 at his home in Lakewood. He was 74. Born in Manhattan, NY, he resided in the Inwood neighborhood on Manhattan and Point Pleasant before settling in Lakewood 12 years ago. Prior to retiring, he was an elevator mechanic for Schindler Elevators in New York City, where he worked for over 30 years. He was also a proud member...
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Ellen Irene Howard

November 22, 1947 - August 19, 2017

Ellen Howard (Nee Blakeslee), 69, of Toms River, NJ and formerly of Livingston, NJ passed away August 19th, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.Ellen worked for Newsweek Magazine for 35 years.She was predeceased by her sister, Susan Cobb, and her parents Edna and Maurice "Jack" Blakeslee.She is survived by her devoted husband Robert, daughters Tracy Haberman, her husband Brian, and Kim McLane...
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Austin Michael Doran

January 26, 1987 - August 15, 2017

BAYVILLE - Austin Michael Doran died Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at his home in Bayville. He was 30.Born in Point Pleasant, he resided in Lakewood for most of his life before moving to Bayville.Before he was injured, he worked as a boat mechanic for Good Luck Point Marina in Ocean Gate, a job that he loved.Growing up, Austin was very close with his father and was given the nickname "Shroodle...
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Tate Ramon Nazario

August 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of D'Elia Funeral Home, Lakewood, NJ.
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Maureen Patricia Lester

March 14, 1944 - August 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of D'Elia Funeral Home, Lakewood, NJ.
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Joseph Diraimondo

September 28, 1926 - August 4, 2017

Joseph Diraimondo Jr., 90, passed away August 4, 2017 at Magnolia Gardens Assisted Living in Toms River, NJ. Mr. Diraimondo was born in Herrin, IL moving to Garfield and Clifton before settling in Toms River, NJ. He served in the US Army National Guard for 21 years obtaining the rank of Sergeant First Class. He worked for Phillips Precision in Elmwood Park for many years as the Machine Shop...
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Luis Manuel Gonzalez

February 23, 1947 - August 3, 2017

Luis Manuel Gonzalez, age 70, of Lakewood, fell asleep in death on Thursday, August 3, 2017, surrounded by his loving family at the RWJ University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ.Luis was born on February 23, 1947 in Utuado, Puerto Rico. After being raised in Puerto Rico, Luis was a resident of New York City before moving to Ocean County 40 years ago.He is survived by his beloved wife of 27 years,...
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Elaine Turansky

April 16, 1940 - August 3, 2017

Elaine Turansky entered God's kingdom on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 at her home in Lakewood, NJ. She was 77 years old.Born and raised in Teaneck, Elaine was a resident of Belleville for 10 years before settling in Lakewood, 20 years ago.Elaine loved the Church, her family, her friends, writing, painting, and serving as a deaconess. She was an excellent musician, writer, and teacher.Elaine...
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Patrick Joseph Blewett

March 17, 1927 - July 31, 2017

Patrick Joseph Blewett, 90, passed away peacefully July 31, 2017 at the Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood, NJ surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Blewett was born and raised in Knockmore, Ireland. He immigrated to America in 1948 and has resided in Lakewood, NJ for the past 15 years. He worked as a Superintendent in the construction field for many years. Patrick was active...
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John Paranzino

November 12, 1932 - July 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of D'Elia Funeral Home, Lakewood, NJ. In lieu of flowers please make donations in John's memory to the ASPCA, Humane Society or St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
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Faye DiGiovanni Cino

June 21, 1924 - July 28, 2017

Faye DiGiovanni Cino, of Lakewood, NJ and Flagler Beach, FL, passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017 at the Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach, FL.Faye was born in Brooklyn, NY, and she was the daughter of the late Accursia and Antonio La Rocco. She was a lifelong homemaker for her family. Faye was active in the Original Leisure Village community with the Italian American Club, the...
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G. Ingeborg Rudert

October 9, 1925 - July 26, 2017

G. Ingeborg (Inge) Rudert passed peacefully into God's loving arms on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at the age of 91.Born in Germany on October 9, 1925 to Ella Gertraud and Karl Oelsner, she came to America as an infant and lived in Elizabeth and Newark, NJ. She married her husband, John, in 1944. Following John's military service, they settled in Union, NJ. After raising two children, she...
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Sol Kracov

September 7, 1929 - July 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of D'Elia Funeral Home, Lakewood, NJ.
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Marjorie Morris

March 16, 1926 - July 22, 2017

Marjorie "Marge" Morris, 91, passed away July 22, 2017 at the Holiday Care Center in Toms River. Mrs. Morris was born in Lakewood and was a life-long resident. She was a graduate of Lakewood High School. Marge worked at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station during the war before raising her family and working for the family business, Hincks. Inc. for 40 years. She was a member of the Lakewood Elks...
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Joan B. O'Donnell

March 1, 1935 - July 22, 2017

Joan Barbara O'Donnell passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the Shorrock Gardens, in Brick NJ. She was 82 years old.Born and raised in Irvington, Joan lived there for a good portion of her life before migrating to Brick over 34 years ago.Joan cared deeply for her children and was a lifelong animal lover. She was also an excellent baker.Joan is predeceased by her husband James R. O'Donnell, Sr...
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Joyce A. Gavan

October 19, 1933 - July 20, 2017

Joyce Alice Anderson, 83, went peacefully in her sleep to rejoin her husband, Michael, on July 20, 2017 at her home in Lakewood. She was born on October 19th, 1933, in Glendale, California, to Lucille Vivian Brady Anderson (Munoz) and John Alvar Anderson. Growing up in Glendale, she attended Holy Family Grade School and High School through her sophomore year, when the family relocated to...
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Ross W. Smith

April 19, 1927 - July 20, 2017

Ross W. Smith, 90, of Lakewood, died July 20, 2017 at the Laurelton Nursing Home in Brick, NJ. Born in North Bergen, New Jersey, he was an Ocean County resident since 1957 and Brick Township resident since 1961. Smith served in the American, European and Pacific theaters of war during World War II and was a life member of V.F.W. Post 8867. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Julianna, son,...
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John Dan McArdle

December 1, 1940 - July 15, 2017

LAKEWOOD, NJ - John Dan McArdle died Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Concord Nursing Home, Lakewood. He was 76.Born in Brooklyn, he resided in New York before settling in Lakewood 12 years ago.He was predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Annie McArdle; and 2 brothers: Patrick and Alexander McArdle.Surviving are his children: Gia McArdle, Dorina McArdle, Lisa McArdle, and John Porter; his...
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Heliodora Figueroa

September 9, 1944 - July 12, 2017

MANCHESTER - Heliodora "Dora" Figueroa died Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. She was 72.Born in Hayales, Puerto Rico, she resided in Lakewood before settling in Manchester 12 years ago.Prior to retiring, she was a preschool teacher for the Lakewood Multicultural Preschool, where she worked for 8 years. Dora was a founding parishioner of St....
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Maud Virginia Martin

May 3, 1926 - July 10, 2017

LAKEWOOD, NJ - Maud V. Martin died Monday, July 10, 2017, surrounded by her loving family, at home in Lakewood. Born in Herbertsville to David R. Wardell and Louetta May Hulse, she resided in Manasquan before settling in Lakewood in 1977.She was predeceased by her husband Raymond in 1977, and by her sons, Samuel in 1991 and John in 2010.Surviving are her children: Raymond and his wife Carol of...
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Alfred F. Schuster

August 14, 1924 - July 5, 2017

Alfred F. Schuster, 92, passed away July 5, 2017 at the Concord Nursing Home in Lakewood. Mr. Schuster was born in Neiter-Steiter, Bredenshire, Germany. He came to America in 1928, lived in Newark, Irvington and Union, before serving in the U.S. Army, 143rd Inf. Rct-36th Div. He served in the European Theater with an amphibious landing in August 1944 where he was wounded. Alfred received the...
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Robert LeBlanc

June 24, 1933 - July 3, 2017

TOMS RIVER, NJ - Robert LeBlanc died Monday, July 3, 2017 at his home in Toms River in the presence of his loved ones. He was 84.Born in Brooklyn, he resided in Island Park, NY before settling in the Lake Ridge Community in Toms River 22 years ago.Prior to retiring, he was a Customer Service Representative for Brooklyn Union Gas Company, where he worked for over 40 years.Robert was active in the...
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Judith Elaine Rivera

December 21, 1943 - July 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of D'Elia Funeral Home, Lakewood, NJ.
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Sheila M. Gately

November 18, 1933 - July 1, 2017

Sheila Marie Gately died Saturday, July 1, 2017 surrounded by her family at her home in Original Leisure Village. She was 83.Born and raised in the Bronx, NY, she settled in Lakewood in 1997.Prior to retiring, she was an Administrative Assitant for Pibley, Inc. in the Bronx, where she worked for 12 years.Sheila was active in the Original Leisure Village Community and was a member of the Italian...
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Anita Applegate

September 6, 1945 - June 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of D'Elia Funeral Home, Lakewood, NJ.
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James C. Murphy

December 25, 1924 - June 24, 2017

James C. Murphy 92, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017. Jim was born in Brooklyn, New York. A veteran of W.W. 11, Jim worked as a New York Longshoremen for 30 years before moving to New Jersey and opening Century 21 Good Neighbor Realty, which he owned and operated for over a decade. A Spring Lake resident for many years and not a fan of early retirement, he worked as Leasing Agent at Spring...
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Ethel M. DeSanti

August 12, 1924 - June 18, 2017

Ethel DeSanti, of Lakewood, NJ, passed away on June 18, 2017, at age 92. She was happily married for 47 years to Fredrick R. DeSanti, until his passing in 1996. Born in Jersey City, NJ, they lived in Hackensack, Maplewood, and Convent Station, before retiring and dividing their time between homes in Toms River, and Jensen Beach, Florida. She raised 4 sons, and they, and their families, were her...
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Carmela Palermo

October 3, 1929 - June 15, 2017

A visitation will be held at the D'Elia Funeral Home, 1300 Vermont Ave., Lakewood, NJ on Tuesday from 2-5PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. www.alz.org
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