MARY E. MURCH, 81, of Sunapee, NH, previously of Westfield, NJ, passed away peacefully with her family by her side, Saturday, July 26, 2008, at Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune, NJ, of complications after a stroke.
Born Mary Elizabeth Knapp, of Redwood Falls, MN, she enjoyed traveling with her family and selling popcorn for her father’s business on a riverboat during the summers of her early years. Mary graduated from DePauw University, IN, with a degree in sociology. Afterwards, she met her husband, Doug, at the Union Congregational Church, Montclair, NJ. With their three children, she and Doug moved to Toronto for two years before returning to Westfield, where she was actively involved in her children’s and husband’s lives, book clubs and gourmet groups. As one of the most genuine, caring and gracious people, she will be dearly missed and never forgotten. She is survived by her elder sister, Harriett; husband, Doug; children, Susan, David, and Steven; and grandchildren, Brendan, Kevin, Collin, Griffin and Avery.
Friends are invited to a Memorial Service for her on Tuesday, August, 19, 2008, at 10AM at the Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave., Upper Montclair, NJ. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Arthritis Foundation.
Wilson, James C., Sr., 60, of Hazlet, passed away, Thursday, October 30, 2008, at home.
Born in Red Bank, he resided in Matawan, before moving to Hazlet. He was a police lieutenant with the Keyport Police Department for 25 years and a member of the Keyport PBA. Jim served his country in the Navy during Vietnam.
Jim is survived by his wife, Cindy (Johnson) Wilson; two sons, Jud F. Wilson and James C. Wilson, Jr,, both of Hazlet; a daughter, Heather Szeles of Hazlet; two sisters, Carol Auriemma of Keyport; and Lois Nicora of Matawan; and a brother, Billy Spafford of Matawan.
Family and friends are invited Monday, 2-4 & 7-9PM at Day Funeral Home, 361 Maple Place, Keyport, and Tuesday, 8: 30AM, followed by a 9: 15AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph’s RC Church, Keyport. Cremation will be private.
Fisher, Paul Joseph, 78, of Union Beach, passed away, Monday, October 27, 2008, at Bayshore Health Care, Holmdel.
Born in Scranton, PA, he resided in Newark, before moving to Union Beach in 1963. He was employed as a stockperson with Schwinn Bicycles, Cranbury, for 23 years, retiring in 1992. He served his country in the Army during the Korean Conflict.
Paul’s wife, Mary Theresa (Locke) Fisher went missing 11 years ago, and this year was legally declared dead by the court system. He is survived by two sons, Paul Fisher of Union Beach ; and Gary Fisher of Keyport; two grandchildren, Paul J. Fisher, Jr. and his fiancé, Cheryl Meglow; and Rebecca Picerno and her husband, Pasquale; and three great-grandchildren, Christian Fisher-Coughlin; Madison Picerno and Isabella Picerno.
The funeral services are private and the family has requested that you contact them directly for information.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Development Department, Charles B. Wang International Children’s Building, 699 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3175. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Day Funeral Home, 361 Maple Place, Keyport.
Tietjen, Virginia M., 92, of Cheesequake Village, Old Bridge, passed away, Friday, October 24, 2008, at home.
Born in Rutherford, she resided in Colonia, before moving to Old Bridge, 23 years ago. She was a homemaker and a communicant of Most Holy Redeemer Church, Old Bridge .
Virginia was predeceased by her parents, William and Mae (Cassidy) Kent; a brother, George Kent; and two sisters, Dorothy Schmidt and Elsie Tietjen; a grandson, Kenneth Tietjen, Jr.; and a great grandson, Michael Salerno. Surviving are her loving husband of 39 years, Walter Tietjen; a son, Kenneth Tietjen of Belford; and three daughters, Ginny Salerno of Hazlet; Patricia McManus of Hazlet and Kathleen T. Greco of Port St. Lucie, FL; 10 grandchildren, John Salerno, Jr.; Mark Salerno, Laurie Tietjen, Kerri Matullo, Cindy Metz, Lauren Lehman, Danielle Aceta, Kristin McManus, Jenelle McManus and Michael Greco; and nine great grandchildren, Brittany Salerno, Mark Salerno, Jessica Salerno, Madison Salerno, Vanessa Salerno, Vincent Salerno, Sarah Lehman, Damon Aceta and Giovanna Aceta.
Relatives and friends are invited Monday, 2-4 & 7-9PM at Day Funeral Home, 361 Maple Place, Keyport, and Tuesday, 9AM, with a 10AM Mass of Christian Burial at Most Holy Redeemer Church, Old Bridge. Entombment to follow at Holmdel Mausoleum, Holmdel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of New Jersey, 40 Bey Lea Rd., Suite A202, Toms River, NJ 08753.
Woodruff, Jean M., of Morganville, formerly of Great Kills, Staten Island, passed away Thursday, October 23, 2008, at Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel, she was eternally young.
Jean was born in Staten Island and lived in Morganville for the past five years. She graduated with a nursing degree from the College of Staten Island. Before retiring in 1979, she was a registered nurse for 30 years, being self-employed as a caregiver. She was an avid historian and a member and researcher with the Richmond Daughters of the American Revolution, Staten Island.
Jean was predeceased by her husband, Burton Woodruff, in 1999, a decorated WWII veteran; her parents, George and Clara (Chase) Kearney ; and two brothers, William and George Kearney. Surviving is a daughter, Lisa Woodruff-Hoffman, and her husband, Delbert, of Morganville; and a granddaughter, Tara Pomporelli.
Relatives and friends are invited Monday, 2-4 & 7-9PM at Day Funeral Home, 361 Maple Place, Keyport, and Tuesday, 9: 30AM, with a 10AM service at the funeral home. Interment to follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Staten Island.
Ryan, Barbara A., 65, of Cliffwood Beach/Old Bridge, passed away Thursday, October 23, 2008, at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood.
Born in Highland Park, she resided in Edison, before moving to Cliffwood Beach 42 years ago. She was a homemaker.
Barbara was predeceased by her parents, Louis and Helen (Dancis) Kantor; and a son, John Ryan in 1998. Surviving are her husband, John Ryan; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Tracey Ryan of Union Beach ; a daughter, Tracy Sweatt of Cliffwood Beach ; and a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Scott Carbone of Morganville; a sister, Helen Lesko of Monroe Twp., and five grandchildren, Scott, Taylor, Christopher, Cyndill and Samantha.
Relatives and friends are invited Sunday, 2-4 & 7-9PM at Day Funeral Home, 361 Maple Place, Keyport, and Monday, 9: 30AM, with a 10AM service at the funeral home. Entombment to follow at Holmdel Mausoleum, Holmdel.
Mitchell, George Jr., 42, of Union Beach, passed away Monday, October 20, 2008 at Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel.
Born in Jersey City, he was a lifelong resident of Union Beach. He was employed as a project manager HVAC with AFCO, Long Island City. He was a communicant with Holy Family RC Church, Union Beach. George loved softball, playing with the Four Seasons Dukes; the Yankees and the Steelers and playing ball with his kids.
George was predeceased by his father, George Mitchell in 1993. Surviving are his wife, Esther Strauss Mitchell; his children, Samantha Jean and George D., both at home; his mother and stepfather, Diane and Donald Mitchell Gannon of Union Beach; two brothers and sister-in-laws, Jeffrey R. and Michele of Union Beach; and Christopher P. and Erin of Wall; stepbrother, Shawn Gannon of Metuchen; an aunt and uncle, Joan and Frank Rodriguez of Leonardo; mother-in-law, Frances Strauss of Mt. Laurel and father-in-law, Allan Strauss of Monroe; and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited Thursday, 2-4 & 7-9PM at Day Funeral Home, 361 Maple Place, Keyport and Friday, 9AM, with a 10AM Mass at Holy Family RC Church, Union Beach. Interment to follow at St. Joseph ’s Cemetery, Keyport.
In lieu of flowers, donations are being accepted for the education of George’s children.
Schwartz, Joan E., 70, of Laurence Harbor, passed away at her son’s home in Cliffwood Beach on Monday, October 20, 2008.
She was born in Newark.
Joan was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Florence ( Bell ) Ordner, her son Jesse and her daughter, Jacquelyn. Surviving are four sons, Richard Schwartz of Laurence Harbor; Ronald Schwartz of Templeton, PA; Joseph Schwartz of Cliffwood Beach; and John Schwartz of Jackson; a daughter, Clara Munoz of South Amboy; two brothers, Jeffrey Ordner of Manhawkin, and Jack Ordner of Hope, RI; 16 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
There will be no calling hours. Cremation was private. Day Funeral Home, 361 Maple Place, Keyport handled the arrangements.
Kerner, Ethel, 87, of Aberdeen, passed away, Friday, October 17, 2008, at Care One at Holmdel.
Born in Jersey City, she resided there, until moving to Aberdeen 50 years ago. She was a former communicant of St. Joseph ’s Church, Keyport. She was employed as an office worker with Block Drug Company, Dayton, for 40 years, retiring 25 years ago.
Ethel was predeceased by her husband, Stephen A. Kerner in 1972; and her parents, Andrew and Catherine (Manning) Murray. Surviving are two sons, James Ussery of Toms River ; and Robert Ussery of Keyport; and a daughter, Andrea Kurdyla of Howell; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Relatives and friends may gather Monday, 9 – 10AM at Day Funeral Home, 361 Maple Place, Keyport, followed by a 10: 30AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph’s RC Church, Keyport. Interment St. Joseph ’s Cemetery, Keyport.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the family would be appreciated.
SANTIAGO, Patricia Ann (Reilly), 70, of Hazlet, passed away on Tuesday, October 14, 2008, at Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel.
Born in Queens, NY, she resided in Brooklyn, Hazlet, and Blakeslee, PA, before returning to Hazlet five months ago. She was a former member of LaSalle Council #454 Columbiettes; and the Red Hat Society.
Patricia was predeceased by her parents, Gilbert and Loretta (Comiskey) Reilly. Surviving are her husband, George L. Santiago; three daughters, Loretta Santiago of Hazlet, JoAnn and husband, Kenneth Spinelli of Matawan; Patricia Jarvis of Jacksonville, NC; and a son, George J. Santiago of Hazlet; six grandchildren, Tamara, Jennifer, Danielle, Brianna, Joseph and Jenna; and two great-grandchildren, Kyle and Soledad.
Relatives and friends are invited Friday, 2-4 & 7-9PM at Day Funeral Home, 361 Maple Place, Keyport, with an 8PM service. Cremation will be private.
MC GUIRE, Alice R., of Hazlet, died peacefully on October 14, 2008, at Regency Park Nursing Center
Alice was a vivacious and caring person with tremendous strength of character. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all. Alice was a long term, well-respected employee of Bell Labs, Holmdel. She was especially proud of her role in forming a chapter of the St. Gerard Mothers Guild in Monmouth County, after being an active member in Brooklyn for many years. She made a difference in all those she came in contact with because of her warmth, humor and compassion.
Alice is predeceased by her husband, Thomas, of 40 years, with whom she had a devoted and loving relationship. Surviving are three sons, Thomas and wife, Fran of Princeton; Robert and wife, Angie of Basking Ridge; Paul and wife, Rebecca of Harve de Grace, MD ; and a daughter, Mary Sahl and husband, Craig of Hazlet. She was blessed with ten grandchildren, Debra Mercer of Arlington, VA; Thomas McGuire of Bangalore, India; Lauren Krauss of Annandale, VA; Megan McGuire of Baltimore, MD; Nick McCormish of Columbus, OH; Michael McGuire of Basking Ridge; Kellene Sahl of Hazlet; Revenna McGuire of Havre de Grace, MD; Kristen Sahl of Hazlet; and Christopher McGuire of Basking Ridge; and three great-grandchildren, Ryan and Ella Krauss and Julia Mercer, whom she adored.
Relatives and friends are invited Friday, 2-4 & 7-9PM at Day Funeral Home, 361 Maple Place, Keyport, and Saturday, 9AM, with a 10AM Mass at St. Benedict’s Church, Holmdel. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Alice may be made to Homeside Hospice, 67 Walnut Ave., Suite 205, Clark, NJ 07066.