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Myron “Pat” Roszko of Spring Lake Heights passed away on Friday August 3 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune with his family by his side. He was 84.
Pat was born and raised in Dupont, Pa. He was an army veteran of the Korean War. After his military service Pat moved to the shore area.
Pat learned the butcher trade at an early age while living in Dupont, Pa. He worked for various local butcher shops, before owning his own butcher shop for over 20 years known as “Squan Meat Market.” Pat had two locations one in Manasquan and the other in Point Pleasant.
After his retirement as a butcher Pat was a professional limousine chauffeur for many years. He was a member of the Manasquan Elks Lodge #2534 and the Exalted Ruler from 1978-1979.
Pat was a true outdoorsman. He loved camping and fishing with his family, was very involved with his granddaughters and their activities. He also loved to cook for his granddaughters.
Pat was predeceased by his wife of 43 years Deborah [nee Durang] Roszko in 2008; a son Gregory in 1974; 4 brothers Ralph, Al, Frank and Edward Roszko and two sisters Viola Roszko and Charlotte Miller.
He is survived by two daughters and their husbands Jennifer and Alan Brennan of Spring Lake Heights, and Melissa and Christopher Forbes of Maple Shade and a son and his wife Jeffrey and Jessica Roszko of Jacksonville Flor. Pat is also survived by his 8 granddaughters Sarah, Maggie and Mackenzie Brennan, Rebecca and Cassidy Forbes and Madison, Sydney and Grace Roszko.
Arrangements were under the direction of Orender Family Home for Funerals .
Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society PO Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. To send condolences to the family please visit www.orenderfamilyhome.com.
L. Glenn Van Syckle
L. Glenn Van Syckle Sr. of Spring Lake died at home on Tuesday, July 31 with his beloved wife of 62 years by his side. He was 90.
He was born on April 4, 1922 and was raised in Asbury Park. As a boy, Glenn was an Eagle Scout and graduated from Asbury Park High School in 1940.
He enlisted in the Army Air Corps, 8th Air Force Div, 401st Heavy Bombardment Group and was a B-17 bomber pilot. Glenn was shot down over Frankfurt, Germany and was a Prisoner of War for 16 months in Stalag Luft 1 Germany. Glenn received a purple heart and was a decorated World War II veteran.
He attended Purdue University on the G.I. bill and received his degree in Mechanical Engineering graduating in 1949.
After graduation, he met and married the love of his life Regina Marie [nee Curran]. A long time resident of Spring Lake, he raised twelve wonderful children.
Glenn was a devout Roman Catholic who embodied a generous spirit, deep moral compass, patriotic integrity and a childlike enthusiasm capturing the imagination of those around him. Even with his courageous service to country and family, Glenn was a very humble man with a wonderful sense of humor.
He served as a long-time Boy Scout leader, little league coach, and member of the St. Mark’s Holy Name Society in Sea Girt.
Glenn worked as an engineer at Fort Monmouth and retired after 33 years. He continued to support the Army as a consultant for 10 additional years. His favorite past time was creating memories with his loving wife, devoted children, adoring grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his mother, Marie Louise Schmitt Van Syckle; father Leon Howard Van Syckle and his brother, Adam Bruce Van Syckle.
Glenn is survived by his wife, Regina Van Syckle of Tinton Falls and by his children, Kathleen and John Solu of Madison; Regina and Warren Harvey of Sparta; Mary Ann and Steven Lesnewich of Berkeley Heights; Robert Van Syckle of St. Paul, Minn.; Grace and Emerson Keslar of Wall; Margaret Mary Van Syckle of Spring Lake; Glenn and Maura Van Syckle of Bel Air, Md.; Rosemary and Robert Luisi of Spring Lake Heights; Cecilia and Geoff Shrewsbury of Holland Twp; Frank and Tricia Van Syckle of Bel Air, Md.; Peter and Jennifer Van Syckle of Holmdel; Maria and Mike Kelly of Shark River Hills. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Claire and Ken Burd; Kara and Josh Franklin; Sue, Kate, and Tom Harvey; Steve and Krista Lesnewich; Caroline and Dan Keslar; Jack, Dan and Liam Van Syckle; Chris and Alex Luisi; Matthew and Dylan Shrewsbury; Andrew, Victoria and Annalise Van Syckle; Jenna and Peter Van Syckle; and Timothy, Emily and Julia Kelly. Glenn is also survived by four great-grandchildren: Jackson Burd, Theodore Franklin, Dezarae and Anthony Shrewsbury. He is also survived by many wonderful sisters and brother-in-law, nieces, and nephews.
Arrangements are under the direction of Neary Quinn Funeral Home, 39 South Street, Manasquan.
In lieu of flowers please send donations in his memory to Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity, 144 Ridge Avenue, Asbury Park, N.J. or Holy Spirit Church, 705 2nd Avenue, Asbury Park, N.J. 07712.
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Dolores R. Delaney of Sea Girt died Tuesday, July 31, at Emeritus at Hillsborough Assisted Living in Hillsborough. She was 82.
Born in Jersey City, Mrs. Delaney resided in Teaneck and moved to Sea Girt in 1986.
Mrs. Delaney was a communicant of St. Marks Catholic Church in Sea Girt and was a former parishioner of St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Teaneck.
She was a Parent Volunteer for St. Cecilia High School, in Englewood and a member of The Friends of Caldwell College. She was also a member of Deborah Hospital Auxiliary.
Mrs. Delaney was predeceased by her husband of 48 years, Captain John F. Delaney, who died in 2003.
She is survived by her daughters and their husbands, Nancy and Steven Bueschen of Skillman, Beverly and David DeSeno of Sea Girt and Lois and John Mitchell of Bogota. She is also survived by her nine grandchildren, Todd, Kevin, Timothy and Kathleen Bueschen, Anthony and Brian DeSeno, and Kerianne, John and Joseph Mitchell.
Arrangements are under the direction of O’Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Highway 35, Wall.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Caldwell College, 9 Ryerson Avenue, Caldwell, N.J. 07006. For further information or to send condolences to the family please visit www.obrienfuneralhome.com.
Francis J. Murphy of Spring Lake passed to continue his spiritual journey with the Lord on Wednesday, August 1. He was 85.
Born on January 16, 1927 in Newark to Irish immigrant parents, Eleanor [Donohue] and Michael Murphy, he graduated from St. Antoninus Grammar School, in Newark, in 1940, and Central High School in Newark, in 1944. He received his B.S. from Seton Hall College in 1948 and graduated from Fordham University School of Law in 1952. Francis practiced law in New Jersey for 44 years. He was admitted to practice before US Supreme Court and Interstate Commerce Commission. Francis was a member of the State Bar of N.J. and Monmouth County Bar Association. He retired after 29 years with Campbell, Foley, Lee, Murphy & Cernigliaro, Esqs. in Asbury Park.
Francis served in the US Navy during World War II, was in Naval Reserve where he was commissioned as ensign.
Francis was a member of St. Mark’s Roman Catholic Church in Sea Girt where he was a member of the Holy Name Society, a daily communicant and Eucharistic Minister and Lector. He was also a past JSUMC and Meridian Hospice volunteer.
Francis was predeceased by sister, Eleanor Hartwyk, and brother, Joseph Murphy Sr.
Surviving are his beloved wife of 24 years Joan Pramuk Kerber Murphy; loving children: Robert Hartwyk of Highlands; Karen Hartwyk O’Connell [Richard] of Summit ; Paul Hartwyk, of Summit; Laura Kerber Etienne [Wendell] of Avon; Richard Kerber [Kelly] of Tinton Falls; Kathleen Kerber Porcell of Lake George, N.Y.; and Joseph Kerber [Irene] of Neptune City. He also leaves his cousin, Mary Rupp of Toms River; many nieces and nephews, 17 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and 2 more on the way.
God bless you Uncle and Pop Pop Frank!
Arrangements are under the direction of O’Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy 35 at New Bedford Rd. in Wall.
For more information or to send condolences please visit www.obrienfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to: Eternal Word Television Network [EWTN], 5817 Old Leeds Rd, Irondale, AL 35210-9948 or the Wounded Warrior Project™ [WWP], at http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate.aspx.
Dr. Arthur Conway
Dr. Arthur William [Bill] Conway, D.D.S., from Sea Girt, formerly of Maplewood, passed away on Thursday, August 2 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. He was 85.
Born in Orange on October 5, 1926, he lived in East Orange and Maplewood before moving to Sea Girt thirty-two years ago.
He graduated from Clifford Scott High School and Upsala College in East Orange and Temple Dental School in Philadelphia.
He served as an Army Staff Sergeant in the Philippines in WWII at the age of 19.
While at Clifford Scott High School, he served as President of the Pi Delta Sigma Fraternity and while attending Upsala College, he was President of Eta Delta Fraternity, and later became past President of the Upsala College Alumni and served as Chairman of the Alumni Fund.
During his time at Temple Dental School, he was President of the Delta Sigma Delta Fraternity and American Dental Fraternity. He was a staff member of Oral Surgery at Orange Memorial Hospital in Orange and a member of the West Essex Dental Association and the American Dental Association. He maintained his dental practice in West Orange for over 20 years.
While living in Maplewood, he served as a Boy Scout Master of Troop 2 for 10 years.
After moving to Sea Girt, he became involved in the community, and became President of SGREO from 1988-1990, Vice-Chairman of Sea Girt's Board of Adjustment and an associate of the Sea Girt Fire Company.
Bill was a loving husband and father, who enjoyed being Grandpa to his 15 grandchildren and Great Grandpa to his 3 great grandchildren. He was devoted to his family. He laughed at a good joke with anyone and always said, “If I don't kid with you, it means I don't like you!” He enjoyed his daily crossword puzzles and going to the Manasquan football and lacrosse games for as long as he was able. His favorite pastime was reading; especially historical works about the Revolutionary times of our country.
He was predeceased by his parents, Arthur William Conway, Sr. and Frances Stella Johnson Conway who both died in 1975.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Rosemarie, and six children, 15 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He has two daughters, Linda Becker and her husband, Jeffrey of Pleasantville, N.Y., and Heidi McCrossan and her husband, Robert of Brick, and four sons; Michael W. Conway and his wife, Leslie of Califon, Robert Patrick Conway and his wife, Jeannie from Brick, Sean GilBride of Jupiter, Flor., and Mark GilBride of Phoenix, Ariz.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Neary-Quinn Funeral Home, 39 South St., Manasquan, N.J. 08736.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Manasquan First Aid Squad, Broad St., Manasquan, N.J. 08736, or the Sea Girt Lighthouse, 9 Ocean Ave., Sea Girt, N.J. 08750 would be appreciated.
For more information or to post a tribute, please visit www.neary-quinnfuneralhome.com
William M. King, Jr. passed away peacefully on August 1 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center surrounded by his family after a short illness. He was 83.
Born in Scranton, Pa., on January 19, 1929, he was predeceased by his parents William M. King Sr. and Mary McNamee King, along with brothers John, Robert, infant brother Joseph and sister Mary Krupski.
Bill is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Edith [nee Callahan], son William M. King III and his wife Pamela, grandchildren Katherine Eileen King and William M. King IV of Wall. He is also survived by his brother James King of Scranton and many sister—in-laws, brother-in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was a communicant at Holy Innocents Parish in Neptune.
He attended Nativity School and graduated from Central High School in Scranton, Pa.
Bill proudly served his country in the United States Army as a paratrooper in the 11th Airborne Division and the 675th Field Artillery with the Occupation Forces in Japan during World War II.
Following his service he attended the University of Scranton and graduated with a degree in business from Rutgers University. Bill later received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Newark College of Engineering. He completed his boards and was certified as a Licensed New Jersey Professional Engineer.
Bill worked for the Union Carbide-Bakelite in their plastics division as a Mechanical Engineer for 38 years. He worked in Bound Brook, as well as in Wayne, Newark, and Ottawa, Ill. He later worked as Director of Maintenance for Somerset County College and Troast Industries.
Bill enjoyed spending time with his family and attending his grandchildren’s school, church and sporting events. He took up golf and passed the love of the game onto his son. Bill and Edith were at as many of his tournaments as possible. Bill even served as the golf coach at Rutgers University in 1978 for one tournament and brought home the first Eastern Eight trophy to the school. He was a founding trustee on the David Bender Educational Trust at Rutgers. He lived his faith and will be remembered as a man who did it by the book and will be cherished as a blessing we shared as a good son and brother, loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, uncle and friend.
The Kearney Funeral Home, 517 North Main Street, Old Forge, PA, 18518 will be in charge of all arrangements. The family has requested in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity in his name. For directions or to send an online condolence please visit www.KearneyFuneralHome.com.