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Asbury Park, New Jersey
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THURSDAY, AUG. 24, 2000 ASBURY PARK PRESS K PAGE B5 Obituaries Additional Obituaries 6 : Deaths ( This is a list of obituaries that ' do not appear in this edition of . the Press Anderson, Albln F., 89, Manchester Anderson and Campbell Funeral " Home, Manchester ' Carlno, Norlne, LaKehurst McLaughlin Funeral Home, Jersey City Colonna, Anna E., 86, Brick Colonial Funeral Homes, Brick f Dessolr, Frederick P. Sr., 85, Manchester ' Costello-Runyon Funeral Home, r Metuchen I Dougard, Alphonso J., 79, Brick FRANK G. FLUHR, 79, of nep- TUNE, died yesterday at Jersey ' Shore Medical Center, Neptune. He was a certified public accountant and a partner in the accounting firm of Stevens, Fluhr, Chismar, Al-vino and Shechter, Neptune, for 45 years. He was a registered municipal accountant. He was a Coast Guard veteran of World War II, ' serving as a machinist mate second class. He was a 55-year member of the American Legion. He was a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants since 1952, the N.J. Society of CPA's since 1952, and the Asbury Park Rotary Club, serving as president from 1974-75. He was a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow Distinguished "Award given by Rotary International. He was an avid golfer. He was a member of Hamilton United Methodist Church, Neptune. He graduated from Rutgers University in 1948 with a bachelor's degree in business administration. Born in Brooklyn, he lived in Bloomfield and Ocean Grove before moving to Neptune more than 40 years ago. His wife, Anita, died in 1989. Surviving are four daughters, Dianne F. Cooper, Shark River Hills, Neptune, Donne E. Fluhr of Massachusetts,' Doreen R. Jackson of Point Pleasant, and Daryl L. O'Connell of Spring Lake Heights; and nine grandchildren, Megan, Melissa, Ricky and Rachel Cooper, David, Philip and Ryan Jackson, Brent Hasko, and Carleigh O'Connell. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Ely Funeral Home, 3316 Route 33, Neptune. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home followed by interment at Monmouth Memorial Park Cemetery, Tinton Falls. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hamilton United Methodist Church, 858 Old Corlies Ave., Neptune, NJ, 07753 or the Rotary Club of Asbury Park, Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 512, Asbury Park, NJ, 07712. JOHN J. "JACK" GALLAGHER, 65, of WALL, died yesterday at Brick Hospital. He was a carpet salesman for Macy's department store, Eatontown, for six years, re tiring live years ago. ueiore inai, ne worked at Lee's Carpets, a division of Burlington Industries, for 15 years. He was an Army veteran serving from 1956 to 1958. He was a former member of the Spring Lake-Brielle Rotary and the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Waldwick. He was a communicant of St. Catharine's Roman Catholic Church, Spring Lake. He was a graduate of St. Michael's High School, and attended St. Peter's College, both in Jersey City. Born and raised in Jersey City, he lived in Waldwick before moving to Wall 32 years ago. Services & Additional Information DEATH NOTICE ECKERT Betty passed away on February 5, 1999 in New Braunfels, Texas at the age of 81. She was a long time resident ot Freehold, NJ. She is survived by one daughter, Greta Howell and husband James of San " Antonio. Texas; one son, Fred Eckert ot Coronado, CA; seven grandchildren, James L. Howell Jr.. John L. Howell, Jennifer Steven. Bryan. Kati. and Dan-.pile Eckert Memorial Services will be held at Maplewood Cemetery, Saturday. August 26, 2000 at 9:30am. MCQUADE Francis of Brick. NJ on August 23, 2000. Beloved husband of the late Margaret. Dear brother of Hugh and Peter of Scotland. Beloved by a multitude of nieces and nephews in America and Scotland. Reposing at Meehan Funeral Home, 555 Warren Ave. Spring Lake Heights, NJ. Celebration of the Liturgy of Christian Burial. St. Martha RC Church, Pt. Pleasant NJ, Saturday 11:30 AM. Interment St. Catharine Cemetery. Sea Gift NJ. Visitation fndav 2 4 & 7 9 PM. Weatherhead Young Funeral Home, Brick Kelly, Antoinette, 71, Lower Nazareth, Pa. Dino P. Cantelmi Funeral Home, Fountain Hill, Pa. Lawrence, Ann J., 79, Manchester Manchester Memorial Funeral Home, Manchester Martinez, Francisco, 85, Lakewood D 'Elia Funeral Home, Lakewood Schumm, Ruth, 86, Lacey flgifs Funeral Home, Lacey Shaul, Ida M., 71, Lacey Anderson and Campbell Funeral Homes, Manchester Surviving are his wife, Patricia Heyer Gallagher; a son and daughter-in-law, Sean and Linda of Bradley Beach; a daughter and son-in-law, Colleen and Mark Mikolajczyk of Shark River Hills, Neptune; two sisters, . Mary Loftus of North Brunswick, and Anne Bush of Fair-view; and a granddaughter, Morgan. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at O'Brien Funeral Home, Route 35 at New Bedford Road, Wall. A funeral service will be at 8:45 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Chris tian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Catharine's Church, Spring Lake. Interment will follow in Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle New Jersey Veterans Cemetery, Arneytown. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 801 Broad St., Shrewsbury, NJ 07702. GRACE CLASSEN, 83, of wall, died yesterday at Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune, A member of the Asbury Park Fine Arts Society, she enjoyed oil painting and drawing in pastels. Born in Summit, she lived in Wall fpr 55 years. Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Clifford W.; two sons, Steven G. of Wallkill, N.Y., and Clifford W. Jr.. of Wall; two sisters, Trudy Bau-mann and Ruth Brady, both of Toms River; and two grandchildren, Kristy and Ryan Glassen. Private funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Johnson-McGinley Funeral Home, Wall. RUTH T. CONAFAY HESSE, 78, of MIDDLETOWN, died yesterday at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch. She was an office manager with Academy Bus Lines, Leonardo, Middletown, for 16 years before retiring in 1987. She was a former treasurer of Daniel Towers Tenant's Association, Middletown. She was a communicant of St. Catherine's Roman Catholic Church, North Middletown. Born in New York City, she lived in Queens before moving to Middletown in 1957. Her first husband, Karl Fischer, died in 1958, and her second husband, Milton Hesse, died in 1971. Surviving are three daughters, Marie Fasano, of Ardmore, Pa., Karen Brick Manno, of Rochester, N.Y.; and Bonnie Urbine, of Middle-town; a sister, Irene Romagna, of Holbrook, N.Y.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Rd., Middletown. A funeral service will be held at 8:45 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, followed by a funeral liturgy at 9:30 a.m. at St. Catherine's Church, North Middletown. Interment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Middletown. STUART L. "DUKE" JOHNSON, 48, RED BANK, died Tuesday at Riv-erview Medical Center, Red Bank. He was an employee of Coastal Building Maintenance Co., Red Bank. Born in the Bronx, he lived in Texas before moving to Red Bank 25 years ago. Surviving are his wife, Mildred; two uncles, George and Dickie Seward, both of Long Branch; his mother-in-law, Agnes Duncan; a brother-in-law, Owen Duncan; a sis-ter-in-law, Diane Sum-mey; and three nieces, a great-niece and a great-nephew, all of Red Bank. Visitation will be at 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Childs Funeral Home, 364 Shrewsbury Ave., Red Bank, followed by a funeral service at 8 p.m. IN TRIBUTE Minnie Batnia Died June 13, 2000 . Waretown M innie, We at St. Mary's Adult been a success if it were not caring group to help spread the word about our church and our wonderful caring congregation. You were our first President you baked you waited on seated groups at dinners you gave prizes and did everything to start our group and keep us growing, until now.' We are firmly a caring group and you left us, maybe in body, but never in spirit. We will never forget you. Your friend, Florence McKee WARETOWN To contribute an "In Tribute, " about someone who recently died, send your letter and photo to: In Tribute, Asbury Park Press, 3601 Highway 66, Box 1550, Neptune, NJ 07754-1551. Letters should be 200 words or less and must include the author 's name, address, telephone number and the date the obituaiy was published. The Press reserves the right to edit or reject any letter or photo. PATRICIA A. TOWNSEND KLEINSCHMIDT, 57, of Edison, formerly of SPRING LAKE HEIGHTS, died yesterday at JFK Medical Center, Edison. She was a rental agent with Royal Court Apartments, Spring Lake Heights, for 7 'a years. She was an avid crafter who enjoyed making" crafts. Born in Orange, she lived in Spring Lake Heights and Highland Park before moving to Edison six months ago. She was predeceased by a brother, John R. Townsend, in 1995. Surviving are her husband of 38 years, Joseph A. Kleinschmidt; two sons, Robert E. Kleinschmidt of Mt. Pocono, Pa., and Kenneth A. Kleinschmidt of Brick; a brother and sister-in-law, James and Florence Townsend of Hamilton; two sisters, Barbara Anderson of Highland Park, and Judith Townsend of Phillipsburg; and four grandchildren, Robert, Ryan, Michael and Meagan Kleinschmidt. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Flynn and Son Funeral Home, 23 Ford Ave., Fords. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Metuchen. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at ALEXANDER R. MATEJKA, to. of Burlington, N.C., with family in MONMOUTH COUNTY, died Tuesday at Hospice Home, Burlington. He retired from American Products, Union, and Engineered Controls International Inc., Whitsett, N.C. He later worked for J.R. Cigars in Burlington. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church, Burlington. Born in Newark, he lived in New Jersey before moving to North Carolina. He was predeceased by his parents, Alexander and Mary Petrouka Matejka. Surviving are his wife, Joan Mary Hedden Matejka; four sons, Alex J. Matejka of Shark River Hills, Neptune, Kevin M. Matejka of Hazlet, Roger J. Matejka of Alamance, N.C, and Brian C. Matejka of Boone, N.C; one daughter, Cynthia A. Matejka of Bristol, Pa., five grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren. A memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Burlington. The family will receive friends at home and then at the church following the Mass. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Home, P.O. Box 2122, Burlington, N.C, 27216. Lowe Funeral Home, Burlington, is in charge of arrangements. GERTRUDE "TRUDY" LOUISE DEMPSEY O'CONNELL, 69, of MIDDLETOWN, died yesterday at Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel. She was a teleservice representative with the federal Social Security Administration, Parlin, Sayreville, for 25 years, retiring in 1986. She was a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, New Monmouth, Middletown. Born in Newark, she lived in Union Beach most of her life before moving to Middletown. Her husband, Michael J. O'Con nell, died in 1973. Surviving are a son, Michael D. of Toms River; two daughters, Frances O'Connell of Philadelphia, and Gail Carton of Middletown; and four grandchildren. r immtif ..i... i. 1 Group in Barnegat would never have for you. You formed us all into a A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. today at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Keyport, with burial following. Scott and Kedz Funeral Home, Bel-ford, is in charge of arrangements. CHRISTINE "CHRISSY" D'ALESSANDRO SHAHEEN, 33, of Locust, MIDDLETOWN, died Tuesday in Tinton Falls from injuries suffered in a bicycling accident. She was an Internet travel agent. Prior to that, she was employed as a mortgage broker with Ivy Mortgage Co., Toms River. As an amateur tri-athlete, she placed fifth in her age group in the 1999 World Championship Triathlon, second in her age group in the 1999 World Championship Duathlon, and was a four-time qualifier for the Ironman Triathlon in Kona, Hawaii. She was most proud of her status as the reigning champion of the Ne-gril Sprint Triathlon and the Mantoloking Mile. As a best friend, advisor, competitor, wife and stepmother, her love of life, passion for adventure, training and competition, and un canny sense of what was real will continue as a living example to all those who ever came in contact with her. She lifted the lives of people all around her. She attended Boston College on an athletic scholarship for field hockey. While there, she was also awarded a track and fieldcross country scholarship for her performance in the Big East Championship, the Penn Relays and national qualifying meets. She attended Ridge High School, Basking Ridge. Born in Summit, she lived in Rumson and in Basking Ridge before moving to Locust 13 months ago. Surviving are her husband, Philip J. Shaheen of Locust; a stepson, Philip J. Shaheen Jr. of Little Silver; two stepdaughters, Cristina R. Shaheen of Locust, and Victoria A. Shaheen of Little Silver; her parents, Arthur and Marilyn Stafany D'Alessai-.Jro of Mantoloking; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Gregg and Lisa D'Alessandro of Mendham, Douglas and Karen D'Alessandro of Pittstown, and Christopher D'Alessandro of Red Bank; a sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Tom Miller of Westfield; and five nieces and nephews. Visitation will be.from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at the John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Ave., Red Bank. A Miss of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, Rumson. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the USA Triathlon Chrissy D'Alessandro Shaheen Foundation, 3595 East Fountain Blvd, Suite Fl, Colorado Springs, CO 80910. NETTA STALLER SILVERMAN. 103, of Edison, formerly of ASBURY PARK, died Tuesday at Hartwyck at Edison Estates Nursing Center. She-was a clerk at Ripley's Dry Cleaners, Asbury Park, for more than 20 years, retiring many years ago. She was an avid reader who kept a book with her wherever she went until last year when her eyesight started to fail. Born in London, England, she lived in Asbury Park for more than 45 years before moving to Edison 14 years ago. Her husband, Harry, died in the early 1940s." Surviving are her nieces, Deanne Bogar of New Brunswick, and Shelley Samocki of North Brunswick; two1 great-nieces. Heather and Shannon Samocki; and a great-nephew, Douglas Bogar. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. today at Rodef Shalom Cemetery, Pleasantville. Crabiel Parkwest Funeral Chapel, New Brunswick, is in charge of arrangements. JENNIE FRANCIONI STEEN. 87, of Milton, Fla., formerly of MANAS-QUAN, died Monday at Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola, Fla. She was in management at LB. Kirsch Amusements, Manasquan, for 12 years, retiring in 1960. She was a member of the Neptune Seniors, the Holy Name Seniors, Neptune, and a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 170, Neptune. She was a member of the Lutheran Church, Manasquan. Born in Nanti-coke, Pa., she lived in Neptune and in Manasquan before moving to Milton last year. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold Steen, in 1975, and her grandson, Mark Pace, in 1997. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Lois Ann and Frank Pace of Milton; two sisters, Pauline Valen-tinelli and Anna A. Lopez, both of Neptune; two grandchildren, Bayleh Reed and Zachary Pace; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m.' Friday at the Francioni, Taylor and Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 10th and Atkins Avenue, Neptune, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment will be in -Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Fall. JANET ST0PPIELL0 THOMAS, 64, of HOWELL, died Tuesday at Brick Hospital. She was a home-maker. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Howell Benevolent Protective Order of Elks Lodge 2515. She was a member of the Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Lakewood. Born in Orange, she moved to Howell in 1975. Surviving are her husband, Richard; two sons, Richard of Howell, and Robert of Brick; two daughters, Debra Golden of Howell, and Donna Thomas of Brick; a sister, Dolores Vita of Hackettstown; and eight grandchildren. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at O'Brien Funeral Home, Burnt Tavern Road at Route 70, Brick. A funeral Mass will be held at 9:15 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Church, Lakewood. Burial will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Toms River. Memorial contributions may be made to the Howell Elks Lodge Crippled Children Fund, Ramtown-Greenville, Howell, NJ 07731. LEAH E. BURNS WESEMAN, 58, of Weeki Watchee, Fla., formerly of MIDDLETOWN, died Saturday at Heartland of Brooksville, Brooks, ville, Fla. She was employed by the Middletown Board of Education as a teacher at New Monmouth School for 32 years, retiring in 1995. She was a 1963 graduate of Montclair State College, and received her master's degree in 1974 from Fairleigh Dickenson University. Born in Eng-lewood, she lived in Middletown before moving to Florida two years ago. Surviving are her husband, Ralph Weseman; and a brother, Peter Burns of Fruitland Park, Fla. Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middle-town. A service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Fair View Cemetery, Middletown. ELSA K. WITMAN, 79, of Holiday, Fla., formerly of FREEHOLD, died Tuesday at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs, Fla. She was the owner and operator of Elsa Witman's Full Service Beauty Salon, Freehold, for 30 years before retiring. In her early 20s, she was a professional model in New York. She was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Freehold, a charter member of Seven Springs Golf and Country Club, New Port Richey, Fla., and past president of the MonmouthOcean County Master Hairdressers Association. Born in Long Island City, N.Y., she lived in Freehold before moving to Florida in 1979. Surviving are a son, Frank Logan Witman III of New Orleans; a granddaughter, Emily Witman of Beach-wood; a godson, Dennis Curtin of Washington, D.C.; and a goddaughter, Comdr. Lisa Curtin, U.S. Navy, Goose Creek. S.C. Private burial will take place at a later date in Maplewood Cemetery, Freehold. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Holiday, Fla., is in charge of arrangements. DONALD W. MEYER, 72, of Lei sure Knoll, LAKEHURST, died Tuesday at home. He retired from Foodarama Supermarkets, Freehold, last year. He was a parishioner and served as deacon at the' East Dover Baptist Church, Toms River. He was an Army veteran. Born in Altoona, Pa., he lived in Middletown before moving to Lake-hurst in 1992. He was predeceased by his father, Fred P. Meyer, and his brother, Jack Meyer. Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Jennie Kauffman Meyer; three daughters, Susan Turkmen of Toms River, Nancy Ross of Lexington, Va., and Barbara Doeler of Hazlet; his mother, Ger-aldine Meyer of Lakehurst; and eight grandchildren. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at the East Dover Baptist Church, Bay Avenue, Toms River. Memorial donations may be made to Van Dyke Hospice, 99 Route 37 West, Toms River. De-Graff Lakehurst Funeral Home, Lakehurst, is in charge of arrangements. C0NSTANTINE "DEAN" VAFIA- DIS, 77, of Whiting, MANCHESTER, died yesterday at East Orange Veteran's Hospital. He owned and operated Dean's Cycle Sales, Ocean, from 1952 to 1989. He had also worked for Bendix Aviation Corporation, Eatontown. He was an Army Air Corp veteran of World War II. He was an active member of the Whiting V.F.W. Post and Ceramic Club, Crestwood Village. Born in Long Branch, he had lived in Ocean, Toms River and Florida before moving to Whiting 5 years ago. He was predeceased by his first wife, Lucille Egidio Vafiadis, his second wife, Marge Kunert Vafiadis, his third wife, Despina Thalasi-nos Vafiadis, and his parents, William and Anna Vafiadis. Surviving are two sons, Bruce W. Vafiadis, f Neptune, and Richard N. Vafiadis of Barnegat; two brothers, Bryon Vafiadis of Long Branch, and Robert Vafiadis of Beechwood; and four grandchildren. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Damiano Funeral Home, Third and Franklin avenues, Long Branch, A funeral service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the V.F.W. Post, Whiting, NJ 08759. Letters of condolence may be sent via e-mail to damianofhfkaol. AMANDA REED WILLIAMS, 90, of JACKSON, died Tuesday at Jackson Genesis Elder Care Center. She was a farm worker in Georgia and Florida. She was a member of Congregation Jehovah's Witnesses, Englishtown. Born in Colquitt, Ga., she lived in Sanford, Fla., for 30 years and in Englishtown before moving to Jackson. She was predeceased by two sons, J.C Williams and S.T. Williams. Surviving are a daughter, Myrtle Gordan of Englishtown; three grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren. Visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at Anderson Funeral Service, 201 Sanford St., New Brunswick, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Oldenant Cemetery. HERBERT BRENNER, 86, a former talent agent who guided the careers of directors Mervyn LeRoy and Raoul Walsh, as well as actors Robert Taylor and Shelley Winters, died Saturday of a heart attack in LOS ANGELES. He was 86. Brenner was vice president of the MCA Agency and later president of General Artists Corp. The Associated Press TOM DAY, 65, a standout lineman with the Buffalo Bills' AFL championship teams of the 1960s, died Monday in BUFFALO. Day was a member of the defensive unit that helped the Bills win American Football League titles in 1964 and 1965. Day also played for the St. Louis Cardinals and San Diego Chargers before retiring in 1968. After retirement, Day worked to help former NFL players in times of need through the retired players division of the NFL Players Association, Day was active in the United Way. He was also a member of the Bills Alumni and served as president of the organization for two years. The Associated Press

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