2002-02-06 / Obituaries
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FREDRICK J. EMM, 77, of Bradley Beach died Jan. 30 at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch. Born in Newark, he lived in the Cliffwood Beach section of Aberdeen prior to moving to Bradley Beach four years ago. He worked in management for the Container Corp. of America, Matawan; and as a car inspector for Pennsylvania Railroad for 50 years, retiring in 1990. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Destroyer-Escort Sailors Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1333, Asbury Park; and an associate member at the Washington Engine Company, Matawan. He was predeceased by his wife, Edna Emm, in 1989; three sisters, Anna Glunk, Ethel Miller and Marie Thorne; and three brothers, Stephen Emm, Charles Emm and Joseph Emm. He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth Emm-Baker and Bruce Baker of Bradley Beach, and Anna and Sal Glunk-Circelli of Belmar; two brothers, Anthony Emm of New Providence, and Joseph Emm of Matawan; his sister, Elizabeth Kircher of East Orange; six grandchildren; and one great-grandson. A funeral liturgy was offered at Church of the Ascension, Bradley Beach. Interment was at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Keyport. Memorial donations may be made to USS Tinsmen De 589, c/o Mike Langone, 17 Curtis St., Reading, MA 01867.
VIRGINIA G. YOUNG, 84, of Aberdeen died Jan. 30 at Arnold Walter Nursing Home, Holmdel. Born in Newark, she lived in East Keansburg, and Union Beach for 25 years prior to moving to Aberdeen. She was a homemaker. She was a communicant and member of the Altar Rosary Society at St. Catherine’s Roman Catholic Church, North Middletown. She also attended St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Keyport. She was predeceased by her husband, John Young, in 1986. She is survived by her son, John Young Jr. of Aberdeen; and two grandchildren, John P. Young of Edison and Tara Carr of Toms River; and one great-grandson, Jacob Young. Burial was at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Middletown.
AGNES H. MODZELEWSKI, 85, of the Port Monmouth section of Middletown died Jan. 31 at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. Born in Jersey City, she resided in Port Monmouth for the past 53 years. She was a homemaker. She was predeceased by her husband, Stanley Modzelewski, in 1999. She is survived by her son, Stanley Modzelewski of Maben, Miss.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Alice and Robert Eckert of Port Monmouth, and Jane and Robert Earle of Jackson; a sister, Janie Williams of Alexandria, Va.; 10 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown.
DOROTHY VEIT, 76, of Middletown died Jan. 31 at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she lived in Queens, N.Y., prior to moving to Middletown 10 years ago. She was a communicant of St. Leo the Great Roman Catholic Church, Lincroft section of Middletown. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Veit in, 1984. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Hans of Middletown; two sisters, Edith Rodman of Breezy Point, N.Y., and Marie Hansen of Naples, Fla.; and four grandchildren. A funeral liturgy was offered at St. Leo the Great Roman Catholic Church, Lincroft section of Middletown. Burial was at Maple Grove Cemetery, Kew Gardens, N.Y.
GEORGE H. HIBBERD, 86, of the Cliffwood Beach section of Aberdeen died Feb. 3 at Victoria House Health Care Center, Matawan. Born in Paterson, he resided in Irvington prior to moving to Cliffwood Beach. He was a retired machinist for 29 years at Ballantine Brewery, Newark. Prior to that, he was an engineer for 20 years at the New Jersey Disabled Veterans Home, Menlo Park. He served with the U.S. Army during peacetime. He was the second police officer to be hired by the [old] Madison Township Police Department, and was a member of the Laurence Harbor First Aid Squad. He was also a member of both the Monmouth Shore Points and Raritan Road Runners motorcycle clubs. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Backfisch Hibberd of Cliffwood Beach; four daughters, Donna Kipila of Cliffwood Beach, Denise Reisert and Dawn Bittner, both of Aberdeen, and Debra Ordner of Hope Valley, R.I.; and a brother, Frederick Hibberd of Toms River. A funeral service will be Feb. 6 at 11 a.m. at Day Funeral Home, Keyport.
ERIC "RICK" SARGEANT, 40, of the Cliffwood Beach section of Aberdeen died Jan. 29 at home following a lengthy illness. He was a coach for Matawan-Aberdeen Babe Ruth League and Husky Indoor Soccer for several years. He was an avid fisherman and devoted father and husband. He is survived by his wife and son, Barbara and James, both of Cliffwood Beach; his parents, William and Irene; his sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Joe Jucciarone of Old Bridge; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Debbie of South Amboy, Herb and Debbie of Sayreville, Gary and Phyllis of Pennsylvania, and Craig and Diane of Ewing; and several nieces and nephews.
MARY ANN MAIER CERA, 58, of Danville, Pa., and formerly of Matawan, died Dec. 27 at Geisinger Medical Center, Mahoning Township, Pa. Born in Elizabeth, she lived in Matawan prior to moving to Danville several years ago. She was a records analyst at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, and also worked in its photography department and cardiac research center several years. A volunteer for the American Heart Association, she was instrumental in raising funds for the Danville Area Community Center. She was a graduate of Matawan Regional High School. She was predeceased by her parents, George and Marie Siepecky Maier. She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Dr. Peter Cera of Danville; five sons, Peter Cera of Brookline, Mass., George Cera of Orlando, Fla., Paul Cera of West Hartford, Conn., Michael Cera of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and James Cera, Massachusetts; two daughters, Dr. Susan Cera of Charlotte, N.C., and Karen Cera of New York City; and five grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to the House of Care, c/o Geisinger Medical Center, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, PA 17822.
MARY VOLOCSIN, 71, of Middletown died Jan. 30 at home. Born in Perth Amboy, she lived there until relocating to Middletown in 1983. She was a business office worker at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, for three years, retiring several years ago. Prior to that, she worked in the business office at Perth Amboy Hospital for 10 years. She was a communicant of St. Catharine’s Roman Catholic Church, Holmdel. She was predeceased by her husband, Paul Volocsin, in 1979. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Susan and George Caga of Middletown; her granddaughter, Jennifer Caga of Middletown; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral liturgy was offered at St. Catharine’s Church. Burial was at St. Nicholas Cemetery, Perth Amboy.
EILEEN WALSH WILLIAMS, 75 of the Lincroft section of Middletown died Jan. 2 at her daughter’s home in the Wayside section of Ocean Township. Born in Jersey City, she lived in North Middletown for 25 years, prior to moving to Lincroft 10 years ago. She was a homemaker, and active in Luftman Towers where she assisted in getting vital approvals passed. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Williams in 1976. She is survived by six daughters and five sons-in-law, Jennifer and Frank Lombardi of Wayside, Pamela and Steve Bertoncin of River Plaza, Middletown, Beth Ann Carll of Shirley, N.Y., Bernadette and Vlademir Yanefski of Aberdeen, Diane and Randall Parker of Belle Mead, Mary Ellen and Christopher Stoddard of Millstone, and Mary and John Meehan of Staunton, Va.; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Joseph and Cheryl Williams of Royston, Ga., John and Betty Williams of Chesapeake, Va., George Williams of Norfolk, Va., and Walter Williams of Middletown; her sister and brother-in-law, Mary and John Meehan of Staunton, Va.; her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ronnie and Bob Thomas of Chatham, N.Y.; 22 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral gathering will be Feb. 6 at 9 a.m. at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown. A funeral liturgy will follow at 10 a.m. at St. James Roman Catholic Church, Red Bank. Interment will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Middletown. Memorial donations may be made to VNJ of Central Jersey Hospice, 141 Bodman Place, Red Bank 07701.
DOROTHY M. KEMPROWSKI MEYERS, 61, of Belmar died Feb. 2 at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. Born in Jersey City, she resided there until moving to Belmar three years ago. She was a cashier for Kmart, Wall Township, for one year. Prior to that, she was a custodian for the Jersey City Board of Education for 25 years, retiring 10 years ago. She was predeceased by her daughter, Elizabeth Ann Meyers, and her son-in-law, Robert O’Callahan. She is survived by her former husband, Joseph Meyers; her daughter, Catherine O’Callahan of Roselle Park; seven sons and four daughters-in-law, Joseph Meyers of Neptune City, Charles and Karen Meyers of Keansburg, Michael and Stella Meyers of Toms River, Keith Meyers of Ocean Grove, Kevin and Crystal Meyers of Jersey City, Mark and Ann Marie Meyers of Bayonne, and Shawn Meyers of Jersey City; two brothers, Frank Kemprowski of Red Bank, and John Kemprowski of Elberon; a sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Jim Mack of Long Branch; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral gathering will be Feb. 6 at 8:30 a.m. at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown. A funeral liturgy will follow at 10 a.m. at St. Rose’s Roman Catholic Church, Belmar. Interment will be at Bay View Cemetery, Leonardo section of Middletown. Memorial donations may be made to Deborah Hospital Foundation, New Jersey Region, P.O. Box 820, Browns Mills 08015.
DOLORES G. DOMBROSKI, 73, of Shrewsbury died Feb. 2 at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. Born in Holmdel, she lived in Red Bank for 59 years prior to moving to Shrewsbury. She was a bank teller at PNC Bank, Red Bank, from 1956-94. Prior to that, she worked at Eisner’s, Red Bank; and operated her family’s Holmdel farm with her parents. She was a communicant of St. James Roman Catholic Church, Red Bank. She was predeceased by her husband, Louis V. Dombroski; her sister, Josephine Luccarelli; and her brother, Giovanni Greco. She is survived by her son, Victor Joseph Dombroski of Shrewsbury; two brothers, John Greco of Holmdel, and Daniel Greco of the Lincroft section of Middletown; and five sisters, Grace Sannelli and Carmena Van Leer, both of Lincroft, Mary Arnella of Colts Neck, Frances Sabia of Holmdel, and Sylvia Rago of Fair Haven. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 801 Broad St., Shrewsbury 07702.
DOROTHY B. GROSS, 74, of the Lincroft section of Middletown died Jan. 27 at Community Medical Center, Toms River. She resided in Buttzville prior to moving to Lincroft. She was a cook at a health-care facility for 45 years. She was a member of the Leonardo Senior Citizens, Middletown. She was predeceased by her husband, Herman Gross, in 1994. She is survived by four sons, Ron Swayze of Beachwood, Raymond Gross of Gaffney, S.C., and Cliff Petroll and Craig Petroll, both of Baltimore; her daughter, Elaine Gross-Ozer of Lincroft; her sister, Kathryn of Buttzville; four brothers, Ernest Swayze and Bob Swayze, both of Buttzville, Clyde Swayze of Oxford, and Lester Swayze of Florida; and four grandchildren. Interment was at Shoreland Memorial Gardens, Hazlet.
YOLANDA "VIOLA" M. SHIAVONE RELLA, 87, of the Lincroft section of Middletown died Feb. 3 at Beachview Extended Care Facility, Keansburg. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she lived there until moving to Lincroft in 1980. She was a machine operator for ILGWU, New York City, for 42 years, retiring in 1977. She was a member of St. Ann’s Guild, Lincroft. She was predeceased by her husband, Dominick Rella, in 1996. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Anthony and Joan Rella of Howell. A funeral gathering will be held Feb. 6 at 9:30 a.m. at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown. A funeral liturgy will follow at 10:30 a.m. at St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, Atlantic Highlands. Interment will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Middletown. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s, Central New Jersey Chapter, 12 Roszel Road, Suite C203, Princeton 08540.