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Monmouth County, NJ (05.17.07)

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Harriet C. Brown

Tinton Falls resident Harriet C. Brown, formerly of Manasquan passed away peacefully Monday, May 14, at Renaissance Gardens, in Seabrook Village, Tinton Falls.

She was 83 years old.

She was born on May 10, 1924, in Jersey City, and grew up in Dover. She graduated from Douglas College, Rutgers, in 1945.

After working at the Newark YMCA for a year, she attended Wellesley College and graduated with a masters degree in health and physical education in 1947. She then became a physical education instructor at Penn State University, where she taught until 1950.

On January 29, 1949, she wed J. Marshall Brown in South Orange. She worked as a part time instructor of physical education at Bucknell University from 1950 to 1954.

She resided in Easton, Pa. with her family from 1954 to 1989, during which she was a part time, and coached the swim team at the YMCA.

She summered in Manasquan from 1927 to 1989, at which time she moved there full time. In 2001, she moved to Seabrook Village in Tinton Falls.

Mrs. Brown served on the Board of Directors at Easton Hospital, where she was a volunteer for many years. She was an active member of A.A.U.W. and served as president for several years. She volunteered for many additional organizations, including Planned Parenthood, and was a member of the Squan Village Historical Society.

Harriet enjoyed her travels to Europe, and the highlight of her travels was residing in Hawaii for several extended periods of time. She enjoyed sports, the beach, playing bridge and was an excellent swimmer.

Harriet was predeceased by her son, Wayne Brown.

Surviving are her loving husband of 58 years, J. Marshall Brown, and their children and their families, Jeff Brown, and his wife, Donna Fletcher Brown, and their children, Tyler, Megan and Matthew, of Chelmsford, Mass.; and Lynn Grieb, and her husband, Gustav Grieb, and their children, Heather, Steven, James and Taylor, of Manasquan.

A memorial service will be held today, Thursday, May 17, at 11 a.m., at the Neary-Quinn Funeral Home, Manasquan.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wayne Marshall Brown Scholorship at Bucknell University.

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Alan F. Holsey Sr.

Manasquan resident Alan Francis Holsey Sr. passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 10, at Meridian Subacute Rehab, Wall.

He was 82 years old.

Mr. Holsey had been an automobile dealer at the family-owned Holsey Auto Sales, Jersey City, for many years, retiring in 1990. After this, he had been employed for several other automobile dealerships.

He was an Army veteran of World War II, and was involved in the liberation of France on D-Day, of which he recently received a medal from the French Government, for his honorable discharge.

Born in Montclair, he had lived in Sea Girt for 45 years, before moving to Manasquan two years ago. He had attended the General Motors Institute after high school.

He was a communicant of St. Mark’s Church, Sea Girt.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Janet Burke Holsey; his children and their spouses, Alan F. Jr., and his wife, Lynne, of Fair Haven, John and his wife, Margaret, of Denver, Colo., Karyn and her husband, William Bradford, of Plymouth, Mass., Cathy Holsey, of New York, N.Y., Amy and her husband, Charles Peters, of Manasquan; his brother, William Holsey, of Little Egg Harbor; two sisters, Mary Keale, of Little Silver, and Irene Colando, of Hollywood, Fla.; and his eight grandchildren, Laurie, Brian, Sarah Holsey Hadzima and Lucas Hadzima, Michael Holsey, Joseph Holsey Mazur, and Justin, Callie, and Robert Peters, who held a very special place in his heart.

Entombment was at St. Catharine’s Cemetery, Sea Girt.

O’Brien Funeral Home, Wall, was in charge of the arrangements.

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Henry F. Hellman

Spring Lake resident Henry [Harry] F. Hellman died Wednesday, May 9, at Francis Asbury Manor, Ocean Grove.

He was 100 years old.

Born in Newark, Harry moved to Spring Lake in 1962. He was employed as a department manager with the Prudential Insurance Company, Newark, for 41 years before retiring in 1967.

He was a member of Spring Lake Fire Company Number 1, for over 70 years, where he held offices as president, vice president and lieutenant. He was a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church, Spring Lake, where he was a choir member for 50 years.

Harry was predeceased by his wife, Daisy, in 1978, and his sister, Ethel Smith.

Surviving are his daughter, Carol Zimmerman, of Meridian, Idaho; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 22, at 7 p.m. at St. Andrews United Methodist Church.

Private interment will be held in Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrews United Methodist Church Music Fund, 907 Fourth Avenue, Spring Lake, 07762.

Neary-Quinn Funeral Home, Manasquan, is in charge of arrangements.

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Janet Lee

Avon by the Sea resident Janet MacIntosh Donaldson Lee passed away peacefully on Friday, May 11, at her home.

She was 95 years old.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, she had lived in Troon, Scotland before emigrating to the U.S. in 1924. She then lived in Bloomfield until moving to Avon by the Sea, 72 years ago.

Mrs. Lee was a founding member of the Shore Christian Center, Wall, and had been a Sunday School teacher for 40 years at the Avon Methodist Church and later at the Shore Christian Center. She was also a member of the Avon by the Sea Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Belmar.

Her family stated, “Mom had touched many lives and was an inspiration to all who knew her.”

She was predeceased by her parents, Daniel and Mary Docherty Donaldson; her husband, Charles M. Lee, in 1987; and her sister, Nancy B. Bryan.

Surviving are her devoted children and their spouses, Daniel D. Sr. and Janet Lee, of Avon by the Sea, and Mary Jane and George Gorecke, of Wall; her loving grandchildren, Janet McDowell, Gwen Magdosko, Eric Gorecke, Daniel D. Lee Jr. and David C. Lee; her sister, Jessie Auer, of Avon by the Sea; twelve and one-half great grandchildren; and three nieces and one nephew.

Burial was at Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that you please make donations to the Shore Christian Center , P.O. Box 515, Allenwood, 07820, in memory of Janet D. Lee.

O’Brien Funeral Home, Wall, was in charge of arrangements.

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Charles F. Feehan

Lakewood resident Charles Francis Feehan, formerly of Sea Girt, died Monday, May 14, at Centra State Medical Center, in Freehold.

Born in the Bronx, N.Y., he lived in Sea Girt, before moving to Lakewood in 1997.

Mr. Feehan was director of manufacturing operations for Buck Engineering Co. in Wall Township, before retiring.

A U.S. Army veteran, he served during both World War II and the Korean Conflict.

He was a graduate of Asbury Park High School and earned a degree in electrical engineering from Villanova University, in 1950.

He was a parish member of St. Mary’s the Sea Episcopal Church in Point Pleasant, where he was a former vestry member. He was a life member of Manasquan Elk's Lodge Number2534, and was a long time volunteer with Coastal Caregivers.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Patricia Richsmann Feehan; his daughters, Patricia Lamb and Sharon McCabe; his sons, Michael Feehan, Timothy Feehan and Col. Terrence Feehan, U.S.A.F.; and 10 grandchildren, Zachary and Alex Feehan, Jason Lamb, Matthew, Michael, Eric and Adam Feehan, Haley and Ryan McCabe and Melissa Feehan.

He also leaves sisters, Viola Dieck, and Dolores Short and her husband, John; and his brother, Richard Feehan and his wife, Pleasance.

Visiting is Friday, May 18, at the O'Brien Funeral Home, 505 Burnt Tavern Rd., Brick, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Requiem Mass is Saturday, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's by the Sea Episcopal Church, Point Pleasant.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Running Strong for American Indian Youth, 2550 Huntington Avenue, Suite 200 Alexandria, VA 22303, or, Food for the Poor, 6401 Lyons Rd., Dept. 9662, Coconut Creek, FL 33073

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Edward T. Allen

Avon resident Edward T. Allen died on Sunday, May 13, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, in Neptune.

He was 81 years old.

Born in Jersey City, he raised his family in Fanwood and summered in Avon until he and his wife moved to Avon, in 1989.

Mr. Allen was a graduate of St. Peter’s Prep and Seton Hall University. He served in the Navy during World War II, from 1943 to 1946.

He was sales manager for a division of General Dynamic in Avenel. He was a member and communicant of St. Elizabeth’s Church. He was a member of the Belmar Fishing Club, where he was treasurer for eight years.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia; two sons, E. Thomas and his wife, Nancy, of Scotch Plains, and Bruce, of Manhattan; three daughters, Maureen Dunzelman, of Monmouth Beach, Pamela Allen, of Fair Haven, and Cynthia Shuman and her husband, Greg, of Belle Mead; one sister, Marguerite Lang, of Punta Gorda, Fla.; and eight grandchildren, Genevieve and Raymond Dunzelman, Michael, Brian, Stephen, and Meghan Allen and Daniel and James Shuman.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Avon First Aid Squad, Main Street, Avon, 07717, would be appreciated.

Interment was at St. Anne’s Cemetery, Wall Township.

Reilly Funeral Home, in Belmar, was in charge of arrangements.

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Robert H. Smith

West Belmar resident Robert H. Smith died on May 13, at the Manor by the Sea Care Center, of Ocean Grove.

Born in Newark, he lived in Ocean Grove and Bradley Beach, before moving to West Belmar, where he remained a life long resident.

He was 91 years old.

During his teenage years, Mr. Smith worked during the summer as a locker boy in the South End of Ocean Grove. While in high school, he played the clarinet in a dance band with his fellow students, called the Scarlet Sinkapator. A graduate of Neptune High School Class of 1934, he met his future wife, Almeda Brown, while they were both performing in the school play.

Mr. Smith served in the United States Army, during World War II, with Company C. 355th Infantry. During that time, he received the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon, the Purple Heart, the Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Following his military discharge, he was employed as a reconcilement clerk with the Prudential Insurance Company, of Newark, for many years before retiring to further enjoy fishing, camping and traveling.

Mr. Smith continued his love of music by singing with the Chorus of Atlantic, the Matinee Idles, and the Classy Senior Quartet, where he took pride in being the oldest member.

The son of the late Henry and Lillian Huntley Smith, Mr. Smith was predeceased by his beloved wife of 67 years, Almeda Brown Smith, in 2004; a daughter, Nancy Elizabeth Smith, in 1950; and two sisters, Marjorie Green Infosino and Florence Kirkpatrick.

Surviving are a son, Robert H. Smith Jr. and his wife, Petronella, of Wall; three daughters, Barbara Reed and her husband, Alan, of Mt. Holly, Kathryn Krajewski and her husband, Michael, of Lewisville, Colo., and Virginia Moore and her husband, James, of Waterford, Conn.; 13 devoted grandchildren, Nancy, Jeffery, Jonathan, Joseph, Douglas, Jennifer, Matthew, Andrew, David, Hilary, Hannah, Daniel and Delaney; eight special great-grandchildren, Jessica, Michelle, Nathan, Abigail, Timothy, Emily, William and Emilie; and his loving niece, Muriel Kirkpatrick.

Visitation will be held today, Thursday, May 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Johnson-McGinley Funeral Home, Wall.

On Friday, funeral services will be offered at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. James Robinson, presiding.

Interment with military honors will follow at Hamilton Cemetery, Old Corlies Road, Neptune.

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Joseph J. Stypa

Sea Girt resident Joseph J. Stypa died Thursday, May 3, at his home.

He was 74 years old.

Born in Linden, Joe lived in Mountainside since 1956, before permanently residing in Sea Girt, in 2000.

He was a communicant of St. Mark’s, Sea Girt, and Our Lady of Lourdes, Mountainside.

Joe earned his MSEE in 1962 at the Newark College of Engineering. He was founder and president of Technilease Corporation, Newark. He was an active member of St. Benedicts Preparatory School Alumni Association, Newark, and active player of the Mountainside Recreation Basketball League, exercising his hook shot until 2002.

His 1965 Democratic candidacy for Mountainside Borough Council, to this day, remains the most successful challenge by a non-Republican with 19 votes short of victory.

He enjoyed the winters in St. Maarten and accepted the challenges as president of Coral Shores Villa’s Homeowners Association.

Joseph is predeceased by his parents, John and Nellie Stypa, and brother, George Stypa.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Betty Lou Stypa; four sons, William, Paul, Andrew and Matthew; three daughters, Kathryn, Diane and Marcia; and his brother, John.

He is also survived by his 20 grandchildren, Caitlyn, Brendan, Drew, Devin, Tess, Margaret, Sara, Bailie, Aaron, Sarah, Roman, James, Peter, Matthew, Olivia, Sophie, Joseph, Charlotte, Christopher and Liliah.

O’Brien Funeral Home, Wall, was in charge of the arrangements.

Committal was at St. Catharine’s Cemetery, Sea Girt.

In lieu of flowers, we know Joe would appreciate that donations be made to a charity he strongly supported, Feed the Hungry, Care of St. John’s Roman Catholic Church, 22 Mulberry St., P.O. Box 200147, Newark, 07102.

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Bette E. Zagiba

Manasquan resident Bette E. Zagiba died Wednesday, May 9, at Medicenter, in Neptune.

She was 86 years old.

Mrs. Zagiba was born in Philadelphia and raised in Long Beach Island, before moving to Manasquan, in 1948.

Bette worked in billing at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, for 20 years, retiring 20 years ago.

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Wall Chapter Number 143, and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Manasquan.

Bette was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Joseph Zagiba, in 2003.

Surviving are her sons, Joseph D., of Brielle, and Dale K., of Raleigh, N.C.; and her grandchildren, Dale Douglas and Jennifer Zagiba.

Interment was held at the Greenwood Cemetery, Brielle.

Neary-Quinn Funeral Home, Manasquan, was in charge of the arrangements.

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Alan F. Holsey Sr.

Manasquan resident Alan Francis Holsey Sr. passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 10, at Meridian Subacute Rehab, in Wall.

He was 82 years old.

Mr. Holsey had been an automobile dealer at the family owned Holsey Auto Sales, in Jersey City, for many years retiring in 1990. After this he had been employed for several other automobile dealerships.

He was an Army veteran of WW II and was in involved in the liberation of France on D-Day, of which he recently received a Medal from the French Government for his honorable service.

Born in Montclair, he had lived in Sea Girt for 45 years before moving to Manasquan two years ago.

He had attended the General Motors Institute after high school. He was a communicant of St. Mark’s Church, in Sea Girt.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Janet Burke Holsey; his children and their spouses, Alan F. Jr. and his wife, Lynne, of Fair Haven, John and his wife, Margaret, of Denver, Colo., Karyn and her husband, William Bradford, of Plymouth, Mass., Cathy Holsey of New York, N.Y., Amy and her husband, Charles Peters, of Manasquan; his brother, William Holsey, of Little Egg Harbor; two sisters, Mary Keale, of Little Silver, and Irene Colando, of Hollywood, Fla.; and his eight grandchildren, Laurie, Brian, Sarah and Michael Holsey, Joseph Holsey Mazur, and Justin, Callie, and Robert Peters.

O’Brien Funeral Home in Wall was in charge of arrangements.

Entombment was at St. Catharine’s Cemetery, Sea Girt.

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Roger G. Flaherty

Shark River Hills resident Roger G. Flaherty, formerly of Spring Lake and Avon, died Friday, May 11, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, in Neptune.

He was 50 years old.

Born in Newark, he grew up in Spring Lake. He graduated Manasquan High School, where he competed on the wrestling team. He lived in Avon for many years until moving to Shark River Hills several years ago.

Roger worked in his family’s businesses for most of his adult life, and for the past 19 years, operated Allaire Window Cleaning in Wall.

Roger was an avid skier, sports fan and music lover. In the summer, Roger loved going to the South End Beach with his friends. Roger was a very giving person, who loved spending time with his family and friends during the holidays.

He was predeceased by his father, Roger Gerard Flaherty, in 1980.

Surviving are his mother, Marie Flaherty, of Wall; his brother, Brian Flaherty, of Wall; his niece, Anna Lee Flaherty, of Wall; and his loving friends.

A celebration of Roger’s life will be held at the Belmar Fishing Club, Ocean Avenue, Belmar, on May 22 at 6 p.m.

Neary-Quinn Funeral Home, Manasquan, was in charge of the arrangements.

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Laura Herbermann

Wall resident Laura Lovering-Herbermann died Sunday, May 13, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, in Neptune.

She was 58 years old.

Born in Orange, she lived in Manasquan and Toms River, before coming to Wall.

She had an unyielding zest for living and her adventuresome spirit drove her to sample all that life has to offer, whether it was cruising around Cape Horn, fishing for tarpon in the Florida Keys, touring the streets of Florence, savoring the authentic Chinese cuisine in Hong Kong, or traversing the rainforests of South America.

Her uncompromising and unwavering leadership took her to the St. Catherine’s bell tower where she personally saw to the correct patina of the copper roof.

Trained in fine arts at Mount St. Dominick’s Academy in Caldwell, Marymount College of Washington, D.C., and the University of Dayton, Ohio, she went to work for the Toms River School District. A teacher of 33 years and over 30,000 students in the Toms River district, Laura headed the art department at Toms River Intermediate East and directed several school musicals.

She worked as cantor throughout her entire life, serving Sunday Masses at St. Catherine’s Church in Spring Lake, weddings and funerals both locally and state-wide. As chairwoman for the St. Catherine’s Church Dome Restoration Project, she helped raise several million dollars. Additionally, she served as artistic consultant for the restoration of the church’s interior elements and volunteered as tour guide and historian of the interior of the church. She retired in 2004 to pursue her interest in fine arts as an interior decorator and art buyer.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Charles “Chuck” Herbermann; her daughter, Joanna Dorr Lovering; her mother, Joanna Davanzo; her siblings, Rosemary Taylor and Thomas Davanzo; and her countless nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visiting is today, Thursday, May 17, at the O’Brien Funeral Home, Wall, from 2 to 4 p.m., and 7. to 9 p.m.

The funeral mass will be held tomorrow, on Friday, May 18 at 11 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Church in Spring Lake.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the St. Catherine’s School-Laura Lovering Music Scholarship Fund, Attention: Sister Margot Cavanaugh, Second and Salem avenues, Spring Lake, 07762.

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