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Alice R. Pfeifer
Alice R. Pfeifer, with family in Belmar, passed away on Friday, June 19 at the Chelsea Assisted Living in Toms River.
Alice worked as a book keeper for Grulich’s Florist and Lapaglia’s Florist in Hoboken both for 15 years before retiring. She was a communicant of Most Holy Redeemer RC Church in Old Bridge. She was a member of the Democratic Club of Old Bridge. She was a former parishioner of Saint Peter and Paul RC Church in Hoboken.
Alice is predeceased by her loving husband Alfred Pfeifer. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Alice and James Celeste, of Old Bridge, Bruce and Eileen Pfeifer, of Green Acres City Fla., and Mark and Angela Pfeifer, of Belmar. She will also be dearly missed by nine grand children and eight great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Reilly Funeral Home in Belmar. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at the Church of Saint Rose in Belmar. Entombment rook place Forest Green Park Mausoleum in Morganville.
Edward Patrick Kelly
Edward Patrick Kelly, of Spring Lake, died on June 27, at his home surrounded by his loved ones in Spring Lake.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., graduate of Canterbury Preparatory School, Kenyon College, and Delaware Law School. He was a founding partner of Fisher, Fallon, Salerno, Betlesky & Kelly of New York and New Jersey which later became Fisher Fallon, P.C., where his career spanned over 30 years.
He was predeceased in death by his father, William E. Kelly, II; he is survived by his devoted wife of 30 years, Alison Vogel Kelly; his beloved children, William Edward, IV, Michael Patrick, Katherine Grace; his mother, Grace Kelly Bast of Sea Island, Ga. He is also survived by his siblings, William E. III [Diane] of Middletown; Robert M., of Sea Girt; Richard [Marybeth], of Brielle; Ellen Gerard [William] of Spring Lake; Elizabeth Kelly, of Spring Lake Heights; Elaine Giuliano [William], of McLean, Virginia and Michael [Patricia], of Manasquan; and 25 nieces and nephews.
He was a three-sport athlete at Canterbury Preparatory School and played tennis and football at Kenyon College. His passions were his family, friends, running, tennis, The New York Football Giants and The New York Yankees. He devoted many years as a coach of local community and school sports teams, ran three marathons, attended two New York Giants Super Bowl victories and was present for Reggie Jackson’s three home run world series game.
He was a communicant of St. Catherine’s parish, Spring Lake, lifelong member of the Spring Lake Bath & Tennis Club and the Spring Lake Golf Club, and a third generation member of The Friendly Son’s of St. Patrick.
Arrangements were under the direction of O’Brien Funeral Home, Wall. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Catharine's Roman Catholic Church, Spring Lake. Burial was private.
For more information or to send condolences please visit www.obrienfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Attention Keeley Martin, 633 Third Avenue, 28th Floor, New York, NY, 10017.
Constance "Connie" Smith, of the Allenwood section of Wall, died Tuesday, June 26, at Geraldine Thompson Care Center in Allenwood. She was 93.
Born in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, she lived in Jersey City, before moving to Wall 10 years ago.
Mr. Smith was a social worker for the Redevelopment Agency in Jersey City for 20 years before retiring. Mrs. Smith is predeceased by her husband Donald W. in 1977 and is survived by one son, Donald, of Brick, and two daughters, Elaine Piper, of Farmingdale, and Dawn Cranford, of Brick; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Neary-Quinn Funeral Home in Manasquan.
For more information or to post a tribute, please visit www.nearyquinnfuneralhome. com.
William “Bill” W. Bock Jr., formerly of Manasquan, passed away on Saturday, June 30. He was 90.
Born in Newark, Bill raised his family in West Orange and retired to Manasquan prior to moving to Lake Hiawatha. He was a U.S. Army veteran during WWII [1941-1945] and proud recipient of the Silver Star and NJ Distinguished Service Medal. He worked as director of patient accounts for St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston prior to his retirement in 1985.
In 1964, Mr. Bock was chairman of the organizing committee and Charter Grand Knight of the West Orange Council 5519 of West Orange Knights of Columbus.
He was the beloved husband to the late Evelyn [nee Stemler] Bock.
He was devoted father to Linda Bock-Hinger and her husband Frank, Barbara Bock-Piserchia and her husband Tony, Maureen Bock-Pendergast and her husband Mike, John Bock and his wife Susanne and Michael Bock and his wife Robin.
He was the cherished grandfather to Bill, Jennifer, Katelyn, Ryan, Jared, Andrew, Jaime, Carly and Baile, and dear brother to Marie Bock and also the late John H. Bock.
Arrangements were under the direction of Shook's Cedar Grove Funeral Home in Cedar Grove. Memories and condolences can be shared at www.shookscedargrove.com.