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Ocean County, NJ (09.14.07)

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William J. Klco

Point Pleasant resident William J. Klco died Saturday, Sept. 8 in his home.

He was 56 years old.

Born in Brooklyn, he lived in Manasquan before moving to Point Pleasant 13 years ago.

A U.S. Army Vietnam veteran, he had been employed by Allen’s Plumbing in Manasquan for 25 years. Currently, he was the owner of Bill K’s Heating, Point Pleasant, which be established four years ago.

He was a member of B.P.O. Elks, Manasquan, and was also an avid fisherman.

He was predeceased by his parents, Paul and Sophie Klco.

He is survived by his loving wife, Kelly Marie Staunton; his stepdaughter, Kristin Schanck of Brick; his brother, Paul Klco of Mount Laurel; his sister, Teresa Foster of Greeley, Pa.; his mother- and father-in-law, Edna and Bill Nay of Point Pleasant; and by many dear friends.

The Pable-Evertz Funeral Home of Point Pleasant handled the arrangements.

As an expression of sympathy, contributions made in his memory to the American Humane Society, 63 Inverness Drive E., Englewood, CO 80112-5117, or americanhumane.org, would be appreciated.

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Stacey Lynn Collins

Brick resident Stacey Lynn Collins, formerly of Point Pleasant, died Friday, Aug. 24 with her significant other, Cory Openshaw, in Ellsworth, Maine.

She was 32 years old.

She was born Feb. 24, 1975, in New Jersey.

She was the daughter of Charles and Carol Collins.

Ms. Collins was a graduate of Point Pleasant Beach High School and Star Technical Institute. She lived most of her life in the Ocean County area.

She was a loving mother, daughter, sister and aunt.

She was predeceased by her father, Charles Raymond Collins.

She is survived by her mother; three children, Connor, 10, Garrett, 7, and Morgan, 2; two brothers, Charles and Shaun; a sister, Bonnie; two nephews; and a niece.

A donation fund has been set up at OceanFirst Bank, Brick. Donations can be sent to Openshaw Children’s Fund, P. O. Box 4280, Brick, 08723.

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Tony S. Falzarano

Point Pleasant resident Tony S. Falzarano died Thursday, Sept. 6 in the Claremont Care Center.

He was 77 years old.

Born in Stirling, he was formerly of Plainfield and had also lived in Long Branch, Manasquan and Forked River, residing in Point Pleasant for the past two years.

For almost all of his life he was in the automotive sales industry and retired from Coast Buick in Sea Girt where he was the sales manager.

He was a former member of the B.P.O. Elks and was past president of the Kiwanis in Manasquan.

He was predeceased by his wife Erika.

He is survived by three sons, Anthony Falzarano and his wife Mary Lou of Brick, Alan Falzarano of Los Angeles and Dean Falzarano; his sister, Ann Flatley; two grandchildren, Jason Falzarano and his wife Lynda and Lauren Falzarano; and by two precious great-grandchildren, Jenna and Joshua.

The Pable-Evertz Funeral Home of Point Pleasant was in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, contributions made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 20 Monterey Circle, Lakewood, 08701, would be appreciated.

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Joyce Lee

Point Pleasant resident Joyce Lee died Wednesday, Sept. 5, joining her husband William in eternal life.

She was 83 years old.

Born in Plainfield and raised in Scotch Plains, she graduated from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, where she met her high school sweetheart, whom she later married.

It is here where she raised her family and involved herself in her children’s activities. She was a giving person who supported numerous charitable organizations.

Mrs. Lee moved from Scotch Plains to Point Pleasant and worked at Martin’s Casuals in Lavallette.

Her kind and loving nature brought joy to her family and anyone who had the privilege of knowing her.

Surviving are her four children, Nancy Puzzo and her husband Michael of Point Pleasant, William Lee and his wife Patricia of Branford, Conn., Robert Lee and his wife Marilyn Casale of New Providence, and Richard Lee and his wife Jacqueline of Point Pleasant; 11 grandchildren Michael and Marc Reilly, Bill, Colleen and Caitlin Lee, Jana and Samantha Lee, Matthew, Meredith, Alexandra and Donovan Lee; and four precious great-grandchildren, Morgan and Alexa Reilly and Kayla and Summer Reilly.

The Pable-Evertz Funeral Home of Point Pleasant handled the arrangements.

Interment took place at Hillside Cemetery, Scotch Plains.

In lieu of flowers, contributions made to the American Cancer Society, 1035 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, 08753 would be appreciated.

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John J. Leonard

Bay Head resident John J. Leonard, also of North Arlington, died Tuesday, Sept. 4 in The Select Specialty Hospital, Rochelle Park.

He was 87 years old.

Born in Belfast, Ireland, he lived in Kearny before moving to North Arlington 56 years ago. He also maintained a second residence in Bay Head.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Queen of Peace Council 3428, North Arlington.

John graduated from St. Benedict’s Preparatory High School as a member of the class of 1940.

A Veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Coast Guard.

John, a graduate of the American College of Life Underwriters, held the prestigious degree of Chartered Life Underwriter [CLU]. He retired in December 2006 after 62 years of service as an Agent Emeritus for Prudential Insurance Company. His 62 years of service was the longest of any Prudential agent in the nation.

He was also a partner in Leonard & Cheval Real Estate and Insurance in North Arlington.

He also served as a commissioner on the North Arlington Shade Tree Commission and the borough’s recreation commission.

He is the beloved husband of Florence Ness Leonard; the cherished father of Glenn T. Leonard Esq. and his wife, Susan, Judy Cheval and her husband, William, John “Jack” Leonard and his wife, Annick and Janice Duff and her husband, George; loving grandfather of Tracey M. Barnes, Glenn T. Leonard Jr., M.D., Brian T. and Nolan R. Leonard, Courtney and William Cheval Jr. and Lindsay Duff; adored great-grandfather of Justin R. Barnes, Jordan R. Barnes, Madeline and Nathaniel Leonard; and dear brother of Thomas G. Leonard, Anna La Rosa, George P. and Edmund F. Leonard.

The Parow Funeral Home, North Arlington handled the arrangements. Interment took place at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Lung Association, 1600 Route 22 E., Union 07083, or the Queen of Peace Church Restoration Campaign, 10 Franklin Place, North Arlington, 07031.

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Norma Beltramo DiRenna

Tinton Falls resident Norma Beltramo DiRenna, whose son and daughter in law reside in Point Pleasant, died Saturday, Saturday Sept. 8.

She was 88 years old.

She was born in Bronx, N.Y. and lived in East Orange, West Orange, Wall and Brick before moving to Seabrook Village.

She devoted her life to caring for her family and raising her children.

She received her bachelor’s degree from Marymount College and her master’s in economics from Fordham University.

Mrs. DiRenna was a member and served as an officer of the New Jersey Professional Women. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society at Seabrook Village, Tinton Falls.

She was predeceased by her husband, Trent DiRenna; and her son, Raymond DiRenna.

She is survived by her sons, Trent DiRenna and his fiancee, Kathleen Walsh of Wall and Christopher DiRenna and his wife, Patti of Point Pleasant; and her grandchildren, Trent Edward, Kaitlin, Timothy, Alison and Kristen.

The Ely Funeral Home, 3316 Route 33, Neptune, handled the arrangements. Condolences may be made online at www.elyfuneralhome.com.

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Marie E. Herbst

Point Pleasant Beach resident Marie E. Herbst died Sunday, Sept. 9 in Ocean Medical Center, Brick.

She was 88 years old.

She was surrounded by her three loving children at the time of her death.

Born May 27, 1919, in Plainfield, the daughter of William and Emily Locke, she lived much of her married life in Scotch Plains before moving to Point Pleasant Beach in 1965.

She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, James Peter Herbst.

She is survived by her daughter, Sue Ann Provinzano of Brick; two sons, James P. Herbst Jr. of Virginia Beach, Va., and Robert Herbst of Toms River; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Janet Adam of Toms River, and Louise McCarthy of South Carolina; and three brothers, William Locke of Monterey Beach, David Locke of Toms River, and Paul Locke of Eastlake, Ohio.

Van Hise and Callagan Funeral Home, Point Pleasant Beach, was in charge of arrangements.

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