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Asbury Park, New Jersey
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Thursday, June 21, 2001
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ASBURY PARK PRESS I THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2001 OBITUAKIE Additional obituaries B6 DEATHS IN TRIBUTE Frank William "Billy" Becketti Died June 16, 2000 Lacey town Childs Funeral Home, Red Bank, is in charge of arrangements. NICHOLAS MIELE JR., 42, of MAT A WAN, died Tuesday at Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune. He was a truck driver for Nick Miele Trucking, Cliffwood, working with his father for the past 25 years. He was a member of Raritan Road Runners Motor terment will be in Fair. View Cemetery,. Middletown. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Memorial and Honor Program, PO Box 3704, Memphis, TN 38173-0704. PATRICIA E. PHIFER CREGAR, ' 61, of LONG BRANCH, died Tuesday at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch. Born in Long Branch, CLARA GRANT, 90, of red BANK, died Monday at Avante Nursing Home, Red Bank. She was a seamstress for 45 years, retiring in 1975. Born in Ben Hill, Ga., she lived in Philadelphia before moving to the Shore area five years ago. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter Williams. Surviving are a son, Harold W. Grant of Asbury Park; and other relatives and friends. Jackson Funeral Home, Neptune, is in charge of ELLEN M. TH0RVUND, 74, of FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, died Tuesday at home. She worked for more than 35 years at Lily Tulip, Holmdel, and at the same time, worked part-time in customer service at ShopRite, Freehold. She was a former secretary and participated in Hands Across New Jersey. Born in Brooklyn, she lived in Hick-sville, Long Island, before moving to Freehold Township 35 years ago. She was predeceased by two brothers, Robert and Frank Lep-panen. Surviving are two daughters, Susan White of Freehold Township, and Sandy Collins of Brick; three sisters, Dorothy Ficken of Clarksburg, Ruth Way Lakewood, and Mildred McCarthy of Hicksville, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the C.H.T. Clayton & Son Funeral Home, 958 Adelphia Road (Route 524), Adelphia. Friends and relatives are invited to attend her funeral services at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Galene Boy-ett officiating. Interment will follow in Old Tennent Cemetery, Tennent. ANGELINA URSULICH 90, of FREEHOLD, died Monday at The Manor, Freehold. She owned and operated The Tint This is a list of obituaries that do not appear in this edition of the Press. Cappuccino, Frank J., 82, Toms River Parrow Funeral Home, North Arlington Florio, Amos, 60, Lacey Riggs Funeral Home, Lacey Hanvey, Patrick F., 85, Berkeley Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, Toms River Matkovlch, Mary Ann, Lakewood D'Elia Funeral Home, Lakewood Rak, Elizabeth Matoche, 97, Toms River Flynn & Son Funeral Hopme, Fords Roth, Dorothy J. Constable, Waretown Leonard Home for Funerals, Elizabeth Walls, Francis J., 91, Philadelphia Reilly Funeral Home, Philadelphia PATRICIA M. COLLINS, 49, of LITTLE SILVER, died yesterday at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia. She was formerly an emergency room nurse at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank for 15 years. She was involved in various nursing organizations throughout her career. Recently, she was the regional marketing director for Helping Hand Health Care, Shrewsbury. She was a communicant of Church of the Nativity, Fair Haven. She was a former member and former president of the PTO at . Markham Place Middle School, Little Silver. She bore and raised three sons and battled and defeated cancer three times. She was a woman of independence, strength, maternal care and open arms for anyone who walked into her home. She fought harder and longer than any other person for her life and the lives of her children. Born in riainfield, she was a lifelong resident of Little Silver. She was predeceased by her parents, Raymond E. and Helen Thompson Collins; and her mother, Helen Collins. Surviving are her former husband, Frederick A. Gissubel; three sons, Fred Gissubel, Keith Gissubel, and Steven Gissubel, all of Little Silver; her father, Raymond E. Collins of Monmouth Beach; three brothers, Michael A. Collins of Hazlet, Raymond E. Collins Jr. of Marmora, and Chris Collins of Little Silver; and a sister, Kathy A. Mauer of Monmouth Beach. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Ave., Red Bank. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at Church of the Nativity, Fair Haven. In- Death notices DANIEL Abbs H. Abba Daniels, wife of the late Fred Daniels, passed away on May 14, 2001 at Valley Hospital In Ridgewood, NJ. The Funeral Service was conducted in Wyckoff, NJ and she was laid to rest in the George Washington Memorial Park Cemetery in Paramus. NJ Therefore, a Memorial Service will be held at the Old First Church. 69 Kings Highway in Mid-dletown on June 24 Sunday at lpm, to enable her many friends, her co-workers, her students and their parents to join with her family to honor and celebrate her life. For those who so desire, a donation in her memory to the Old First Church, 69 Kings Highway. Middle-town would be appreciated. The Family Ruth & George Lill Kathi & Ron Mezzadri Amanda & Melissa Mezzadri WILLIAMSON Margaret peacefully at Kingston General Hospital on Monday, June 18, 2001 in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Robert. Loving mother of Robert Williamson Of New Jersey, the late Roger, and Elizabeth-Anne Carson (Ted) of Amherstview. Remembered by her daughter-in-law Marilyn Williamson of New Jersey. Caring grandmother of Michelle of Peterborough, Julie of California, Sten of New Jersey, Robert of Virginia, and David, Barrie, and Rebecca of Amherstview. Dear great grandmother of Gabriel, Fiona, and Johana. Sister of Thelma Burnett, the late Dorothy Strongitarm, and the late Jack Kennedy (Lavina) of Lakefield. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto As expressions of sympathy the family would appreciate donations to the charity of your choice which may be placed through the Paul G. Payne Funeral Home, Main St., Odessa Ontario Canada. (613) 386-7373. IN MEMORIAM GOLDSTEIN . Philip Died June 20. 2000 Brother, Friend. Companion In Loving Memory Always Bob cycle Club, Red Bank; and first past president of Parish Leadership. He was a communicant of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church and a member of the Committee of St. Joseph's. He was a member of the New Jersey Motor Truck Association. Born in Newark, he lived in Ise-lin before moving to Matawan in 1972. Surviving are his wife, Margaret Paduano Miele; two sons, Anthony Miele and Christopher Miele, both at home; a stepson, Nicholas Criscuolo of Keyport; a brother, Joseph Miele of Holmdel; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Theresa and John Longette of Matawan, and Melanie and Mark Shroyer of Neptune; and a niece, Emily Shroyer. I Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Day Funeral Home, 361 Maple Place, Keyport. A funeral Mass will be held at 9:15 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph's Church. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Keyport. J0SEPH LAWRENCE RUPPEL, 68, of Palatka, Ha., formerly of ABERDEEN, died Friday at home after an extended illness. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving as a machinist for 20 years. He was a member of the VFW, and the Fleet Reserve Association. He lived in Aberdeen before moving to the Palatka area in 1995. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Helen Rup-pel. Surviving are two sisters, Joan Ruppel of Palatka, Fla., and Helen Kleinfeldt of Woodha-ven, N.Y.; and three nephews, Joseph and his wife, Dawn Kleinfeldt of the U.S. Air Force, Edward Kleinfeldt, and Henry Kleinfeldt of Woodhaven, N.Y. At Mr. Ruppel's request, his cremains will be scattered at sea by the U.S. Navy. A memorial service will be held at a later date at his sister's home in Palatka, Fla. Watts Funeral Home, San Mateo, Fla., is in charge of arrangements. THOMAS SLATTERY, 53, of FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, died Tuesday at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. He lived in the Freehold area all of his life. Surviving are two uncles, Charles L. and Frederick M., both of Freehold Township. Relatives and friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Freeman Funeral Home, 47 E. Main St., Freehold. A graveside service will follow at 11:30 a.m. in St. Rose of Lima Cemetery. DONALD AL0YSIUS SMITH, 63, of WALL, died Monday at Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune. He had been in construction. He was an Army veteran serving in the 1st Airborne Battlegroup, 503rd Infantry from 1961 to 1963. He was injured in a traffic accident in Bermuda in 1965. He was a member of St. Uriel the Archangel Church, Sea Girt. Born in Neptune, he was a 1 ifelong resident of Wall. He was by his parents, Aloysius and Florence Carroll Smith. Surviving are three sisters, Jean Bell of Colorado Springs, Colo., Carol Hand and Marilyn Smith, both of Manasquan; and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Requiem at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Uriel the Archangel Episcopal Church, Sea Girt. Interment will be in Atlantic View Cemetery, Manasquan, at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Fisherman's Memorial Fund, 205 Channel Drive, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742 would be appreciated. Lis " ," I of she lived in Neptune City before moving to Long Branch two years ago. Her husband, Frank Cregar, died in 1991; her son, James Cregar, died in 2000; and her daughter, Cindy Cregar, died in 1994. Surviving are three daughters, Mary Cregar of Neptune City, Joan Cregar of Wall, and Lisa Cregar of Keansburg; a brother, Gary Phifer .of Mana-hawkin, Stafford; 10 and five great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Damiano Funeral Home, Third and Franklin avenues, Long Branch, with a funeral service at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Middletown. Letters of condolence may be sent via e-mail to ALFONSO F. "ALLIE" DE ROSA, 70, of West End, LONG BRANCH, died Tuesday at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch. He was a civil service employee for the U.S. government, working at Fort Monmouth, Eatontown. Born in Long Branch, he was a lifelong resident. Surviving are his wife, Joan Mazza DeRosa; and a brother, Joseph DeRosa of Long Branch. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Flock Funeral Home, 243 Broadway, Long Branch. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, Second and Chelsea avenues, Long Branch, with interment following. HELEN M. MARTIN . FITZGERALD of manasquan died Tuesday at Brick Hospital. She and her husband were partners and co-owners of Bob Fitzgerald Signs, Manasquan. Before that, she worked as a retail sales clerk at Steinbach's and Stern's department stores, both in Asbury Park. She attended Cincinnati University and Brookdale College. Born in Georgetown, Ohio, she lived in Cincinnati before moving to Manasquan 53 years ago. Her son, Michael Fitzgerald, died in 1984. Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Robert M. Fitzgerald; a daughter-in-law, Linda Fitzgerald of Pennsylvania; and two grandsons, Robert of Washington state and Ryan of Pennsylvania. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at the O'Brien Fu-' neral Home, Route 35 at New Bedford Road, Wall. A funeral service will follow at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will be in St. Catharine's Cemetery, Sea Girt. WILLIAM S. GARRETT, 74, of SPRING LAKE HEIGHTS, died June 12 in Greensboro, N.C. He was the first football and track coach for Wall Township High School and retired in 1982 after teaching for 23 years. He graduated from Norristown High School in Pennsylvania and Millersville State College. He was a member of St. Andrew's Methodist Church and a World War II veteran. Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Kathryn; three daughters and a son-in-law, Jane Phillips of Greensboro, N.C, Carol and Richard Horton of Manasquan, and Joanne Owen of Spring Lake Heights; and four grandchildren, Casey McArdle of Spring Lake Heights, Katie and Ryan Horton of Manasquan, and Lisa Phillips of Greensboro, N.C. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in St. Andrew's Methodist Church, Spring Lake. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Andrew's Methodist Church Memorial Fund or Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 11 Forest St., New Canaan, CT 06840. "v v f J a STEPHAN FREDERICK H0RNIK, 88, of MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, died Tuesday at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. He was a retired long-haul truck driver. He was also employed by Freehold Raceway for four years. He was lifetime union member. Mr. Hornik was born in New York City and lived in South Amboy before moving to Millstone four years ago. His wife, Marge Hornik, died in 1997. Surviving are two sons, Stephen C. Hornik of Jackson and Bruce W. Hornik of Millstone; a daughter, Patricia A. Limozinere of Howell; two stepsons, Dennis Merrill of East Monroe, N.Y. and Gerald Merrill of Binghamton, N.Y.; two stepdaughters, Sandra Long of Andrews, S.C. and Sharon Moore of Hemingway, S.C; a sister, Mat-sey Schultz of Jacksonville, Fla.; 20 grandchildren; and 14 greatgrandchildren. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Hig-gins Memorial Home, 20 Center St., Freehold. Services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 10 a.m. followed by interment at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, Freehold. CATHERINE M. MCLAUGHLIN KNESER, of Nutley, whose son, Keith, lives in ALLENHURST, died Monday at Clara Maas Hospital, Belleville. She was a retired secretary for the Nutley Board of Education. Surviving are her husband of 47 years, Richard G. Kneser; two daughters, Sharon Sproviero, and Maureen Kneser; two sons, Jeff and Keith Kneser; and three grandchildren, Samantha, Ryann, and Matthew. A viewing will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the S.W. Brown & Son Funeral Home, 267 Centre St., Nutley. A funeral will be held 8:30 a.m. Friday at Holy Family Church, Nutley. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to the American Heart Association, 2550 Route 1, North Brunswick, NJ 08902-4301. WILLIAM T. MARASCO SR.. 75, of MIDDLETOWN, died yesterday at Holmdel Convalescent Center, Holmdel. He retired as a tool and die maker from Weston Electric, Newark for 46 years, retiring in 1989. He also worked for Harmony Lanes, Middletown for 15 years. He was a member of Middletown Soniors at Croydon Hall, Middletown, and the Keansburg Seniors. Born in Al-toona, Pa., he lived in Newark before moving to Middletown 44 years ago. His wife, Rose Ann Policastro Marasco, died in 1980. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, William T. Jr. and Maryann Marasco of Red Bank; a daugh- ter, Mary Ann Bedell of Middle-town; a brother, Joseph Marasco of California; and a granddaughter, Ashley Bedell of Middle-town. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middle-town. A funeral gathering will be held 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with a Funeral Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, New Monmouth. Burial will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Eastern Division, Monmouth Unit, 801 Broad St., Shrewsbury, NJ 07702. Letters of condolence may be e-mailed to ALLAN FRANK MC FARLANE, 74, of ocean- PORT, died Monday at River-view Medical Center, Red Bank. He was a retired U.S. Navy veteran, serving for 24 years. He completed three tours of duty in Vietnam, and served in the Antarctic, Asia and Europe. He was an active member of the U.S. Navy Seabee's Chapter, Red Bank. He was formerly employed by the Borough of Fair Haven, as superintendent of the Frank, we miss you so much. Not a day goes by that we don't think or speak about you. Everyone in town misses seeing you walk down the road every day and your visits to friends and businesses. We miss you showing us your treasures that friends gave you or your latest find and your love for Cat D-6 dozers. We treasure everything you took so much pride in making us. Even though you couldn't talk or hear, you made the best of it and were always pleasant getting along with everyone. Many times we tried to put ourselves in your place, but still don't know how you coped with some things that seemed so difficult. We know you knew how much you were loved. You are probably talking up a storm and joking with Dad and Ron. We can't believe a year has gone by since you left us. The Lord knew how much you loved and believed in Him and now has you in His care. Frank, our hearts are broken and ache for you and will every day until we are all together again. Love, Your family and friends LACEY 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 obituary was published. The Press reserves the right to edit or reject any letter or photo. Public Works Department and was also an employee of the Gibson Establishment, Cranford. At the time of his death, he was a school i ,v crossing i f- I gUard at School, for the Borough of Fair Haven. He was a dedicated member of Fisk Chapel AME Church, Fair Haven, where he served as a trustee, and on the Usher Board, as well as in other capacities. He was an active volunteer with the Fair Haven Fire Police and the Fair Haven Fire Co. for 25 years. He was a member of the social club, The Jet Set. He lived in Fair Haven for many years before moving to Oceanport. Surviving are a daughter, Jacqueline Dcroche of Queens; a son, Allan E. McFarlane of Lan-ham, Md.; a son-in-law, Anthony Deroche; his grandchildren, Marcus McFarlane of Maryland, Tami and Nicholas Greaves of Queens, and Allan Edward Wee-don; a great-grandson, Enajdre Quarles; his cousins, Barry and Margie McKeezie of New York City, and Dennis, Michele, and Denzil McKeezie, Noel and Jo-nette McFarlane of Spring Valley, N.Y., and Madeline McFarlane; and other relatives and a host of friends including his best friend and companion, Mrs. Pat Jones. A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Fisk Chapel AME Church, 38 Fisk Ave., Fair Haven. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, with the Rev. Dr. Ann Freeland officiating. Interment will be Tuesday in the Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle New Jersey Veterans Cemetery, Arney- and Tone Beauty Salon, Marlboro, before her retirement. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Diana and Frank Boyce of Morganville, Marlboro; a sister, Sophie Power of Miami; a sister-in-law, Ida Ursulich of South Carolina; five grandchildren, Steven, Mark, David and his wife, Sharon, Glen and his wife, Nicole Boyce, and Pamela and her husband, Rich Serafin; three great-granddaughters, Cara, Gina, and Briana Angelina; and many nieces and nephews. Services will be held at noon Monday in the Waitt-Nelms Funeral Home, 501 Route 79, Morganville. Interment will follow in Old Tennent Cemetery, Mana-lapan. JOSEPH FRANK DIMMICK, 72, of Normandy Beach, DOVER TOWNSHIP, died Tuesday at Brick Hospital. He worked in sales with piping and equipment at A B Murray & Co., Elizabeth, then he was a partner in Keller Supply, Rahway and also a partner in Piping & Equipment in Passaic for 40 years, retiring in 1992. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a 1952 graduate of Seton Hall with a bachelor of science degree in physical education. He was a member of St. Valentine's Church, Bloomfield, for 60 years. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Peace Roman Catholic Church, Normandy Beach. He was past president of West Essex Lions Club and a member of the Moose Lodge of Seaside. He was an avid fisherman, golfer, and father. Born in Orange, he lived in Bloomfield before moving to Normandy Beach 12 years ago. Surviving are his wife, Maryann Johnson Dimmick; five daughters, Lynn Johnson of Brielle, Debora Petersen of Point Pleasant Beach, Susan Au-fiero of Lavallette, Catherine Franzoni of Point Pleasant, and Elizabeth Sartori of Lavallette; and nine grandchildren, Lynda, Maryann, Kara, Hope, Lauren, Anthony, Tyler, Morgan and Neil. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at The Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, 706 Grand Central Ave., Lavallette. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday in Our Lady of Peace Church, Normandy Beach. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Brielle. Condolences may be sent to ELIZABETH FROST, 84, of TOMS RIVER, died yesterday at Community Medical Center, Toms River. She resided in Toms River for many years. Surviving are two daughters, Sandra Marie Knapp of Pine City, N.Y., and Cynthia Frost of Toms River; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great great-granddaughter. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at D'Elia Funeral Home, Lakewood. A service will be conducted at 11 a.m. in the fu neral home. Interment will fol low in St. Mary of the Lake Cem etery, Lakewiood.

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