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William Dennis Doran
William Dennis Doran, 67, of Milford, Del., formerly of Point Pleasant Beach, passed away on Sunday, March 4 at Milford Memorial Hospital with loved ones at his side.
Time on earth began for Dennis on July 19, 1944. He was the first son of the late William Doran, Jr. and Gloria Lenore Baker Doran at the Portsmouth, Va. Naval Base while his father served in the Navy. As a child he learned deep sea fishing with his grandfather Barkos Baker which turned into a money making proposition to pay for school.
As a youth he attended the Point Pleasant Beach school system, and his class marched to the “new Antrim School.” He graduated from PPBHS in 1962 and graduated Montclair State in NJ in 1966 as a history major. He studied at New York University and psychology at the Aerospace Safety and Management Department of the University of Southern California.
On June 6, 1966, Dennis married Beverly Brown Walsh at the Woodstown Presbyterian Church in New Jersey. He volunteered for service in the US Army in 1966 and earned the rank of Sergeant and served as Training NCOIC, STRATCOM on Okinawa. He then began his career in fibers working for E. I. Du Pont at the Camden, South Carolina Plant. He was transferred to New York; Wynnewood, Pa.; Chattanooga, Tenn. and finally to Wilmington, Del. In 1979 Dennis began working for Pharr Yarns in New York and has been associated with them ever since. He served as a member of the American Arbitration Association and the Yarn Spinners Association.
While in South Carolina Dennis and Beverly joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He has served as Sunday School President, Branch President, Stake High Counselor, member of Stake Presidency and is a High Priest.
Dennis and Beverly had ten children- Amy, Chris, Katie, Connie, Mary, Jed, Bobby, Danny, Betsy and John Henry. Between work, commuting, reading, hunting, and running a Christmas tree farm he volunteered in Boy Scouts of America for 45 years, including 30 years of summer camp and National Jamborees. All five of his sons earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He was awarded the District Award of Merit and the Silver Beaver. He is a member of Durand Lodge No. 179 A.F. and A.M. of Point Pleasant, and affiliated with Temple Lodge No. 9 A.F. and A.M. of Milford, Del., the East India Club in London, and the Sons of Norway.
When his time ended here on earth he had been preceded by his parents, William and Gloria, his brother Richard Kirchner and his daughter Constance.
He is survived by his wife Beverly; nine children, Amy Masten and spouse Rob, Christopher Doran and spouse Wendy, Katie Schiferl and spouse Matthew, Mary Teuscher and spouse Brad, James Doran and spouse Katrina, William Robert Doran and spouse Amanda, Daniel Doran, Elizabeth Beutler and spouse Kal, John Henry Doran and spouse Jessica; his brother Ronald Doran and spouse Rena; Aunt Jean Taylor; Uncle Jack Baker; and cousins Kathy McLaughlin and spouse George, and Hope Knapp and spouse Michael. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Rebecca, Abigail and Sam Masten; Shane and Kaeli Doran; Dale, Amber, Joseph, Johanne and Otto Schiferl; Spencer, Madison, Leah, Aubrey and Garrett Teuscher; Kathryn Doran; Lillian, Sydney and William Thomas Doran; Gabe, Evelyn and Isabelle Beutler; and Kylie and Noah Doran.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 10 at noon at the Church of Jesus Christ of Lattter-day Saints in Harrington, Del.
Robert Adolph Schwarz
Robert Adolph Schwarz, 89, of Westfield and Brielle, and Pompano Beach, Fla., with family in Point Pleasant, died Sunday, March 4, at Overlook Hospital, Summit.
Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday March 10, in The Presbyterian Church, 140 Mountain Ave. Westfield. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Westfield. Arrangements by Gray’s, Funeral Directors, Westfield.
He is predeceased by his wife, Shirley in 1998, and his parents, Adolph C. and Janet D. Schwarz.
He is survived by his son, Richard Schwarz and his wife, Karen of Brielle; his son, Douglas Schwarz and his wife, Susan of Westfield; and his daughter, Carol Greco and her husband, Norman; and by his sister, Jean Gillie of Westfield. He is also survived by his grandchildren Kimberly Bongiovanni and her husband, Daniel of Brick; Kathryn Angelo and her husband, Andrew of Point Pleasant; Richard Schwarz, Jr. of Brick; Bradford Schwarz and his wife, Mary of Hoboken; Christopher Schwarz of New York City; Kenneth Davidson and his wife, Jennifer of Westfield; Jeffrey Davidson and his wife, Kristen of Westfield; and Kyle Davidson of St. Petersburg, Fla. Additionally, four great grandchildren survive him: Gracelyn Angelo, Emma Angelo, Andrew Davidson, and Bradyn Davidson. Finally, a niece Linda Winter and her husband, Gregory, of Westfield, and a nephew, Bruce Gillie and his wife, Dana, of Scotch Plains also survive.
A lifelong resident of Westfield, Robert attended Lehigh University briefly prior to enlisting in the US Navy at the beginning of World War II. Following commissioning from Naval Officer Candidate School, he attended Naval Flight Training School. Following graduation, he accepted an invitation to become a US Marine pilot, where he finished his service to this country as a Captain, USMC.
Following WWII, he joined New Jersey Bell Telephone, not in the field, but at the company headquarters in Newark. During his time with NJBT, he moved into office management at the local level, working as a manager in several of the area NJ Bell business offices.
In 1963, he left NJ Bell to manage real estate for Taylor Realty, a family owned business, and a position he held until recently. During these years he was active in a variety of community organizations, offering his quiet, but much sought after, level of leadership. He was President of the Westfield Lions Club and a 55-year member, Commodore of the Manasquan River Yacht Club with 45 years of membership, President of Fairbanks North Condominium Association, Pompano Beach Fla., a member of Martin Walberg American Legion Post No. 3, Westfield, and a 74-year member of The Presbyterian Church in Westfield. He was a charter member and Member Emeritus of the Roundtable Lunch Group.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to the Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad, PO Box 356, Westfield, NJ 07091, the Brielle EMS, PO Box 262, Brielle, NJ, 08730, or the Salvation Army.
Henry J. Srednicki
Henry J. Srednicki, 87, of Point Pleasant, passed away Saturday, March 3, at his home.
Born in Poland, to the late Joseph and Olga Somerfeld Srednicki, he came to America in the early 1940s and lived in Newark and also in Maplewood. He has resided in Point Pleasant for the past fifty years.
In his youth, he served in the Polish Home Army and was awarded medals for his service.
Mr. Srednicki was the owner and operator of Henry’s Quality Cleaning and Men’s Clothing, Union, for many years.
He was a communicant of Saint Peter Church, Point Pleasant Beach.
Surviving are his beloved wife, Irene Dashuta Srednicki; his daughter, Eleonore McCaffrey of Point Pleasant; two sons, Theodore of Point Pleasant and Henry of Leonia; and five grandchildren, Matthew and Jessica McCaffrey, Michael Doak, and Joshua and Mario Srednicki.
Liturgy of Christian Burial was celebrated at Saint Peter Church, Point Pleasant Beach, and followed by interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover. The Pable Evertz Funeral Home of Point Pleasant handled arrangements.
Kathleen R. Sullivan Sirchio
Kathleen R. Sullivan Sirchio, 61, of Point Pleasant Beach, passed away, Friday, March 2, at Jersey Shore Medical Center.
Born in Newark, to the late George and Lydia Sullivan, she was formerly of Glen Ridge and has lived in Point Pleasant Beach since 1991.
Kathy worked as an insurance producer for Conover Beyer Associates, Manasquan.
She was a member of the Twin Mother’s Club of America; founding mother of the Jersey Shore Junior Wrestling League; and was a Grand Lady of Wrestling.
Kathy was also a communicant of Saint Peter R.C. Church, Point Pleasant Beach.
She was predeceased by her beloved daughter, Michele Deane Sirchio in 1998.
Surviving are her loving husband, of thirty-three years, Michael D. Sirchio; her children, Matthew, Michael, and Laurie Sirchio, all of Point Pleasant Beach; two grandchildren, Kyle and Ryan, her extended family, and many dear friends.
Pable Everetz Funeral Home of Point Pleasant was in charge of arrangements. Entombment was in Saint Catharine Cemetery, Sea Girt.
As an expression of sympathy, donations made in her memory to the Kathleen R. Sirchio Foundation would be appreciated. Envelopes and more information will be available at the funeral home.
For condolences to the family please visit www.pableevertzfuneralhome.com.
William C. Slocum
William C. Slocum, with family in Point Pleasant, age 72, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Feb. 29, at home with his loving family by his side after a courageous battle with lung cancer.
Bill was born in Long Branch. His family moved to Bradley Beach when he was a young child and he has been a life-long resident of Bradley Beach ever since. He was a graduate of Neptune High School and served as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corp following graduation, from 1959 to 1963, spending three years in Japan. He was a Parishioner of The Church of the Ascension in Bradley Beach.
Bill worked for The U.S. Postal Service as a Letter Carrier in Bradley Beach for 40 years retiring in 2004. He loved being outdoors and serving the people on his daily route throughout his years with the Post Office. He also worked part time for Schwartz Drug Store in Bradley Beach for many years. Bill loved taking his daily walks at the beach and spending time with his family.
Predeceased by his parents, Russell and Olive Slocum, and a sister, Donna Hewitson, William is survived by his wife of 44 years, Betty Ann [White], his children, Laurie Juarez and her husband James of Woodbridge; William K. Slocum and his wife Dawn of Edison; and Cathleen Slocum and her husband Joseph Johnson of Manchester. He is also survived by a sister, Shirley Estell, Neptune City; brother, Russell Slocum and his wife Katherine, Point Pleasant; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Carole and John Hessels, Bradley Beach and brother-in-law, David Hewitson, Brick. William is also survived by his ten beloved grandchildren; Jenna, Samantha and Melissa Juarez, Kathryn, Kaitlyn, Allison and William Slocum, Mason Slocum, Joseph and Cara Johnson and his great-granddaughter, Jaclyn. He was an Uncle Bill to many nieces and nephews.
Reilly Funeral Home , Belmar, was in charge of arrangements.
Internment was in St. Anne’s Cemetery in Wall.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to Meridian Health Foundation, 1345 Campus Parkway Suite A2, Neptune, NJ 07753 in loving memory of Bill. Please include a notation on the check-HOSPICE in memory of William C. Slocum.
Patricia “Patti” Colabella age 58, with family in Point Pleasant passed away at her home surrounded by her family after a long battle with breast cancer on March 5. She was born November 20, 1953 in Orange to David and Jean McAvoy. Patti enjoyed gardening, shopping, family, vacations, cooking, spending time with her grandchildren and living life to the fullest.
She was predeceased by her brothers David and Kevin and her mother, Jean. Her survivors include her husband of 39 years, Joseph, of Palm Beach Shores, Fla. and Brielle, her children Kelli Brooks and Husband James of Point Pleasant, Kimberly Colabella and fiancÚ Christopher Gough of Brick, grandchildren, Isabella and James Brooks, parents David McAvoy and wife Carol, siblings, S. Joyce Moreau, Jerry and Dennis McAvoy and Denise Watson, many nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws, and numerous extended family members all who loved her. Patti was loved by so many friends who were also a big part of her life. A memorial service will be held Saturday March 10 at 3 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Manasquan, 16 Virginia Ave., Manasquan.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County www.hpbc.com or call (561) 494-6888 or 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407.