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Ruth Marie Carey

Ruth Marie Carey [nee Koch], 76, of Tavares, Fla., formerly of Berkeley Heights, passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 5 at her daughter’s home in Wall Township. Mrs. Carey was a teacher for Our Lady of the Valley Elementary School in Orange and the Allentown Elementary School in Allentown before raising her family in Berkeley Heights. She was a member and former president of the Women’s Club in Berkeley Heights and was very active in a variety of service groups. She was a member of the Little Flower RC Church in Berkeley Heights and St. Patrick’s RC Church in Mount Dora, Fla.

Mrs. Carey was born in Denville and lived in Berkeley Heights before retiring to Tavares, Fla. 20 years ago.

Surviving are her loving husband of 58 years, Michael F. Carey; son Michael P Carey and his wife Elaine, of Gilbert, Ariz.; daughters Maureen P. Furze and her husband Thomas W., of Allentown, Pa., Colleen F. Zurawski and her husband Paul, of Wall; sisters Virginia Stout, Marguerite Bennett, Sally Lou La Gravenis and Clarissa Gerraty; sisters in law Mary Alice Carey, Lena Carey, and Peggy Carey; and three grandchildren Joseph Carey, Jessica Carey and Zach Zurawski.

Services were under the direction of O’Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy 35, Wall. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Little Flower RC Church, Berkeley Heights. Burial will be private. Donations may be made in her name to Meridian Health Foundation 1340a Campus Parkway, Suite A2 Neptune, NJ 07753. For more information or to send condolences please visit

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George B. Gammond III

George B. Gammond III, 70, with family in Spring Lake, passed away with his family at his side on Sunday Sept. 30 in Cookeville, Tenn.

A celebration of his life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 at St. Philomena’s Church, Livingston, luncheon to follow at the Hanover Manor in East Hanover for family and friends.

George lived in Livingston prior to moving to Florida in 1987 and he recently moved to Fairfield Glade, Tenn. George was a graduate of Livingston High School and married his beloved wife and best friend Karen Duetsch in September of 1960. George was a man of many talents and passions. He was also an avid golfer and a big NJ Giants fan. He loved his family, especially his five grandchildren.

A volunteer firefighter in Livingston Fire Department for 25 years and president of the Livingston American Little League for 19 years. A member of the Livingston K.of C. and former member of Jacaranda West Country Club in Venice, Fla.

George is the son of the George and Ann Gammond, son-in-law of John and Gertrude Duetsch, brother of Marie Blagdan, all from Livingston, who have predeceased him.

George is survived by his wife Karen, son George and his wife Jacqueline and their three children, Conor, Hannah and Abigeal, of Spring Lake; daughter Sue and her husband Ken Feeney and their two children, Kelsey and Tyler, of Basking Ridge. He leaves behind four siblings, Jean Cobb, Shirley Kramer, William Gammond and Carol Mullaney, and a host of loving nieces and nephews and dear friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made in George’s name to the Wounded Warrior Project [].

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Beverly L. Johanson

Beverly L. Johanson [nee Bruno], 69, of Wall, passed away peacefully at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center on Tuesday, Oct. 2 surrounded by her family. Mrs. Johanson was a paralegal for 50 years working for the last 25 years for the Law Office of Michael Wilbert and John Flynn, Esqs. She was a 1956 graduate of St. Peter’s Grammar School in Point Pleasant Beach and a 1960 graduate of Point Pleasant Beach High School, where she was the class secretary and Captain of the cheerleaders. Born and raised in Point Pleasant Beach, she and her husband, Karl, have lived in Wall for many years.

Mrs. Johanson loved the beach, the boardwalk, and living on the Manasquan River. She also enjoyed her tap classes for 25 years at the Spring Lake School of Dance. Her loving ways, generous spirit, and great sense of humor will be sorely missed by all.

She was predeceased by her parents James and Sarah Bruno. Surviving are her husband Karl G. Johanson of 48 years; daughters Cheryl L. Johanson, of Wall, and Kristin M. Doherty and her husband, Tom, of Englewood, Colo.; brother Ralph Bruno and his wife Nancy, of Point Pleasant Beach; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Services were under the direction of O’Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy 35, Wall. A mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Peter’s RC Church in Point Pleasant Beach with entombment at St. Catharine’s Cemetery in Sea Girt. Donations may be made in her name to the Kaleidoscope of Hope Ovarian Cancer Foundation PO Box 1124, Madison, NJ 07094. For more information or to send condolences please visit

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Dorothy Margaret Norton

Dorothy Margaret Norton passed away peacefully at her home in Spring Lake on Thursday, Oct. 4. She was born on July 1, 1915 in Jersey City. Dorothy was the second child of Joseph and Teresa [Degnan] Norton of Jersey City.

She resided for many years in Jersey City and Manasquan. In the early 1980s, she retired to Spring Lake. Educated at the College of St. Elizabeth and Fordham University, Dorothy began her career as an elementary school teacher and later as an educational psychologist, was an expert in student testing for the Jersey City School District.

Along with her parents Joseph and Teresa Norton, Dorothy is predeceased by her sister Eileen Norton, brother Joseph Norton, and brother-in-law Arthur C. Guterl.

Dorothy leaves behind to remember her sister Mary T. Guterl, of Sea Girt. She also leaves behind seven nieces and nephews, Arthur and Carol Guterl, Sea Girt, Mary and Harry Swain, of Egg Harbor Twp., Joseph and Maryanne Guterl, Bridgewater, James and Gail, West Chester, Pa., Elizabeth and Gerald Eldridge, Manasquan, Dorothy and Lee Bowen, Morganton, NC, Peter and Wendie Guterl, Bethesda, MC, and 12 great nieces and nephews and 11 great-great nieces and nephews.

Services were under the direction of O’Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy 35 at New Bedford Rd., Wall. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Catharine’s RC Church, 215 Essex Ave., Spring Lake. Burial was in Holy Name Cemetery, Jersey City. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to St. Catharine’s Church, Restoration Fund, 215 Essex Ave., Spring Lake, NJ 07762. For further information or to send condolences to the family please visit

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Richard W. Height

Richard W. Height, 80, of Spring Lake, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday morning, Oct. 7. Dick was born and lived his entire life in Spring Lake. After his graduation from Asbury Park High School, Dick took over his family business, Height’s Garage, on Morris Ave. in Spring Lake. Dick and his wife Peggy Jane purchased the Spring Lake Variety Store in 1971, and worked there together for 25 years. Dick continued to work there part- time for a number of years.

Dick enjoyed walking and visiting his friends on 3rd Ave. He always had a friendly smile and a wave of his hand, whether he was walking through the A&P, Kmart or along the Spring Lake Boardwalk. He also loved watching his favorite New York sports teams, The Yankees, Giants and Rangers.

Dick proudly served Spring Lake as a volunteer firefighter, and was an “Exempt Member” of Goodwill Fire Company #2. He was also a member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Spring Lake, and Ocean Masonic Lodge #89, F.&A.M.

Dick is pre-deceased by his beloved wife Peggy Jane, his parents Leon and Maybelle Height; his brother Lee; his sister Janet; and his son-in-law Jim Mandich. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Rick and Lynn; his daughter Bonnie; his grandchildren Sharon, Christopher, Michael, Mark and Nicholas; great grandchildren Isabella, Alex, RJ, and Christian; and his niece Nicolee.

Relatives and friends are invited to call Thursday, Oct. 11 from 12-2 p.m. at Orender Family Home for Funerals, 2643 Old Bridge Road, Manasquan. The Funeral Service will begin at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Brielle. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Goodwill Fire Company #2 , 311 Washington Ave., Spring Lake. To send condolences to the family or obtain directions to the funeral home please visit

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Robert J. O’Reilly

Robert “Bob” J. O’Reilly, 80, of Wall, died suddenly at home on Oct. 3. Bob was a loving brother, devoted uncle, and cherished friend. He was born in Hoboken and moved to Wall Township 26 years ago. He was a little league coach for the Wall Township baseball team and he coached for the Hoboken Fire Department ‘Babe Ruth League.’ He will always be remembered as the “mayor” of our street. He loved watching baseball and football with his brother and really enjoyed his “NY Yankees” and “NY Giants.”

Bob worked at the Autographic Register and for the State of New Jersey. He was honorably discharged from the US Army after serving in Germany. He was an usher and a parishioner of Holy Innocents Catholic Church in Neptune.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents Anna and Thomas O’Reilly, his brothers John, Thomas, Walter, Vincent, William, and Joseph, and his sisters Dorothy, Grace, and Kathleen.

He leaves to cherish his memories his devoted brother Eugene and his wife, Jane, with whom he lived, his loving brother Thomas F. and his wife, Connie. He is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Services were under the direction of the Orender Funeral Home, 2643 Old Bridge Road, Manasquan. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Holy Innocents Church, Neptune, with entombment following at the Madonna Cemetery, Fort Lee. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, JDRF 26 Broadway, 14 th Floor, New York, NY 10004. To send condolences to the family or obtain directions to the funeral home please visit

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James R. McQuade

James R. McQuade of New York, NY and Spring Lake, passed away on Oct. 4, at

his home in Spring Lake after a brief illness. He is survived by his beloved wife, Constance Nugent McQuade, his aunt, Anne Maguire Fedigan and his brother-in-law, Joseph C. Nugent.

James was Vice President of CBS Radio and General Manager of WCBS News 88. He graduated from Fordham Preparatory School and Georgetown University. He served as a First Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. He was a Board member of the former St. Vincent's Hospital & Medical Center, Mary Manning Walsh Nursing Home both New York City, Boy's Hope and the St. Vincent's Fund Inc. He received an Honorary Degree from St. John's University. He was a member of the Spring Lake Bath & Tennis Club, the Spring Lake Golf Club and past President of the Green Gables Croquet Club. Also survived by his nieces Constance O'Leary Keller, Heidi Bovers Johnston and Hope O'Leary Frenette and nephews, William, Peter, Richard, Paul and Joseph Nugent O'Leary, Mark and Gregory Nugent and their families.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Catharine's Church in Spring Lake. Visitation was under the direction of O'Brien's Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy 35, Wall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Meridian at Home Hospice, 1345 Campus Parkway, Suite A2, Neptune NJ 07753-9930.

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Harry J. Schneide

Harry Joseph Schneider was born on March 1, 1925, in New York City, to Jacques and Justine Frenz Schneider. He grew up in the South Bronx, where he attended Public School No. 2 and the Bronx High School of Science. His family moved to Belmar in 1946, shortly after Harry graduated from high school. Harry was accepted into the US Navy V-12 officer training program, graduated Stevens Institute of Technology with a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and was commissioned an Ensign in the US Navy in 1946. He served on the USS Greenwich Bay, the USS Kenneth Whiting and the USS Curtiss. He first returned to civilian life in 1950 and began his engineering career at Public Service Electric and Gas Company in Elizabeth. As a navy reservist he was called back to active duty in 1950 at the start of the Korean War. In 1951 on the USS Curtiss, Harry’s crew was part of the US Navy support team for a series of 4 nuclear bomb tests conducted at Enewetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands. He later served in the US Navy reserve for 15 years and retired at the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

After his second return to civilian life, Harry resumed his engineering career with Stone and Webster, an engineering services company in New York. He married Anne Jacqueline McCabe [Jackie] in 1957. They resided in Plainfield and later in Berkeley Heights. Harry completed an MBA at New York University, and then worked as a sales engineer at Rockwell Manufacturing, later Rockwell International. His career with Rockwell brought Harry and his young family first to Pittsburgh, then overseas to the Netherlands, and finally to England, where Harry was responsible for Rockwell’s sales of industrial gas meters in Africa, Europe and The Middle East. Originally intending to stay only a few years, Harry remained in England, settling in Camberley, Surrey, just west of London, where he and Jackie raised six children. In 1980, Harry retired from Rockwell and started his own business. Metretek UK, a franchise of an American company, Markham, which sold instruments to read utility meters remotely. He sold Metretek UK in 1997, and retired at age 72.

From 1996 to 2002, Harry cared for his own father, Jacques [formerly of Belmar], at Harry’s home in England until Jacques passed away in 2002 at age 106.

Harry and his family have always had a strong connection to Belmar and the Jersey Shore, where Harry’s and Jackie’s parents and extended family have long resided, with annual family visits each summer. His business and family life brought him back to NJ regularly. He was a parishioner at St. Rose RC Church in Belmar, and a life-long member of the Knights of Columbus.

Harry passed away on Sept. 21 at age 87 at his home in Camberley, England. He is survived by his six children: Justine, Kate, Hank [Harry Jr.], and Gillian who reside England, Jeanne of Red Bank, NJ, and Hilary of Sydney, Australia, and six grandsons.

Family and friends will gather at the Reilly Funeral Home in Belmar on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 2 - 4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 12 at St. Rose Roman Catholic Church, with interment to follow at St. Catharine’s cemetery in Sea Girt.

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Matthew Michael Granucci

Matthew Michael Granucci, age 35, of Stamford, Conn., with family in Brielle, died unexpectedly Oct. 3 at Norwalk Hospital.

Matt was born Dec. 11, 1976 in Meriden to Michael and the late Marcia Loos Granucci. Matt grew up in Killingworth, Conn. prior to moving to New Jersey as a teenager and was a 1995 graduate of Wall High School.

He had an intense love of computers and pursued a career in technology. He was currently employed by Fluent Medical, NYC, as Director of Mobile Technology. In recent years Matt became a certified pilot.

He is survived by his father Michael, of Brielle, a sister Katie, of Brick, and a niece, Lily. Matt was pre-deceased by his mother Marcia in 1995, his grandparents Robert Granucci and Lois Conway, and Howard and Katherine Loos.

A private mass will be at the convenience of the family. A contribution may be made in Matthew's memory to the Marcia Granucci Memorial Scholarship Fund care of the Office of Development, Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey, 176 Riverside Ave, Red Bank, NJ 07701.

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Kenneth A. Bott

Kenneth A. Bott, 88, of Wall Township, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side.

He was born on June 22, 1924 in Jersey City to the late Andrew and Elsie Reinke Bott. Graduating Snyder High School, Jersey City in 1941, Ken attended Rutgers University for a year and then enlisted in the Marine Corps where he served from 1943 to 1945. After his service with the Marines, Ken was accepted to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis from where he graduated in 1949. Post-military service, Ken furthered his education at Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers and Columbia Graduate School of Executive Management.

Ken married the love of his life, Jeanne Reynolds Bott, on June 3, 1949. After marriage they lived in Middletown, and Spring Lake where they raised their family.

Ken was a Captain in the United States Marine Corps and served in the Korean Conflict where he was recipient of the third highest military award, the Silver Star awarded for combat valor and the Purple Heart which is the oldest military decoration awarded to this day and received a Letter of Commendation.

Ken’s education served him well as he was a Vice President at Citibank, Executive Vice President of The Trust Company of New Jersey and President and Chief Executive Officer of Meadowlands National Bank and United Jersey Bank Franklin State where he also served on the Board of Directors.

Always the sportsman, you could find Ken on the fairways and greens of Spring Lake Golf Club or on the Atlantic Ocean fishing on the Andy B I, II, III or IV.

Ken is predeceased by his sister Claire Bott Young.

Ken is survived by his devoted wife of 63 years Jeanne. Four loving sons and their spouses Kenneth Jr. and Susan, Richard and Cynthia, Andrew and Mary as well as Stephen an his wife Karen.

Ken is also survived by his 12 grandchildren Hillary, Lindsay, Kristen, Kenneth Andrew III, Evan, Taylor, Ryan, Lauren, Alexis, Emily, Victoria and Kyle in addition to many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Catherine’s RC Church 215 Essex Ave., Spring Lake. Entombment to follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Wall.

Services were under the direction of Neary Quinn Funeral Home 39 South St., Manasquan.

As Ken was a communicant at St. Catherine’s Roman Catholic Church, he would want you to celebrate his life and remember Jeanne and his Family in your thoughts and prayers. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, 801 Roeder Road, Suite 750, Silver Springs, MD 20910 or at or to the Surfers Healing Foundation for Autism, P.O. Box 1267 San Juan Capistrano, CA 92693 or at

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Susan Case

Susan Case, 65, of Belmar, passed away suddenly at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune.

Mrs. Case was a cashier at QuickChek in Bradley Beach for over 30 years. She was born in Newark and has lived at the Jersey Shore for over 35 years.

Surviving are her son Matthew Case and Tanya Pfeiffer, of Fort Pierce, Fla.; daughter Tammy Case, of Neptune; sister Marianne Rel, of Albuquerque, NM; and two grandchildren, Lorelei and Zealand Case.

A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at the O’Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy 35, Wall. The service will be held at 7 p.m. to conclude the visitation. Burial will be private. Donations may be made in her name to the St. Jude Children’s Foundation, 501 St. Jude Pace, Memphis, TN 38105 or the Carmie Brady Foundation PO Box 91, Manasquan NJ 08736

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Barbara Ann Winemiller

Barbara Ann [nee Bradley] Winemiller, 76, of Spring Lake Heights, died Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune. Born in Montclair, she lived in Spring Lake and Spring Lake Heights for most of her life.

Mrs. Winemiller was a homemaker. She was a beloved Sunday School teacher for St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Spring Lake for 46 years and was a Brownie Leader for many years. Barbara warmed many hearts through her joy of knitting. Her greatest joy was her family.

Mrs. Winemiller was pre-deceased by her sister, Patricia A. Sepe. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Bob Jr., her loving children, Bonnie & Keith Thompson, Kathy & Harold Andrews, Elizabeth Balzarano, Robert & Lenore Winemiller III, Thomas & Sherry Winemiller, Lori & John Whitworth, Jennifer & John Robbins; Grandchildren, April Andrews, Heather Hays, Melissa Macaluso, Camie Eldridge, Michele Balzarano, Robert B. Winemiller IV, Thomas Winemiller,Jr., Michael Winemiller, Matthew Winemiller, Casey Grissman, Amanda Winemiller, Jonathan Winemiller, Carlee, Allie & Jacob Whitworth, Alexandra & John J. Robbins; Great grandchildren, Dominic, Cole, Abigail, Madison, Sarah, Guy & Ella; Brother in law William Sepe.

Visitation was under the direction of Neary-Quinn Funeral Home, 39 South Street, Manasquan. Cremation was private.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Andrews United Methodist Church or the Spring Lake First Aid.

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Nancy Lea Fischer

Nancy Lea Fischer, 83, of Brielle, passed away on Oct. 4, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Rahway to Lawrence and Iolene Cole, Nancy went on to meet and marry her true love of 62 years, Christian Fischer. Nancy attended Kansas State University, and was a graduate of Bradley University, Sigma Kappa. Together they lived in North Plainfield before moving to Brielle in 1951. Nancy loved to travel, spending her winters in Florida, and had been a constant at Manasquan River Golf Club since 1952. But above all, Nancy adored her family, all of whom will miss her so dearly.

Nancy is survived by her devoted husband Christian; daughter Karen Schwier & husband Philip, of Sea Girt; daughter Deborah Rose & husband Charles, of New Canaan, Conn.; son Christian Jr. & wife Holly, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; son Cole & wife Anne, of Sea Girt; and son Richard & wife Peg, of Brielle. Nancy also leaves her cherished grandchildren, Jennifer, Philip Jr., Jamie, Tyler, Alexandra, Laura, Christian III, Lindsay, Meredith, Courtney, Taylor, Paige, Kyle, Melissa, and Cole; her beloved great grandchildren, Rebecca, Madeleine, Philip III, Morgan, Caroline, Teagan, Desmond, Georgia, and Charlotte; and her loving niece Maryann Nordell.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Church in Brielle. In lieu of flowers, donations to Church in Brielle, 821 Riverview Drive Brielle or to a charity of your choice may be made in Nancy’s honor. Arrangements are under the direction of O’Brien Funeral Home, Wall. For more information, please visit

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