2002-12-18 / Obituaries
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THELMA MACKEY BABCOCK, 88, of Middletown died Dec. 10 at Meridian Nursing and Rehabilitation, Red Bank. Mrs. Babcock had been a resident of Middletown since 1951. She was employed at the Middletown Township Library for 15 years. She was a founder and charter member of the Middletown United Methodist Church, where she also served as church pianist and was active on several church committees, until her health failed. Mrs. Babcock enjoyed time with her family and was a former member of the PTA. She also participated in ministries such as Meals on Wheels, and hospices. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald H. Babcock Sr., and a son, Jeffrey Babcock. She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Betty Ann Babcock Jr. of Salem, Mass., Robert and Luci Babcock of Darien, Ill., and Bruce and Lynn Babcock of Mattapoisett, Mass.; her daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Melvin Hooper of Middletown; and four grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Dec. 21 at 1:30 p.m. at the Middletown United Methodist Church, Middletown. Memorial donations may be made to the Middletown United Methodist Church, 924 Middletown-Lincroft Road, Middletown 07748.
FREDERIC E. BORDI, 67, of Matawan died Dec. 16 at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he resided in the Bronx, N.Y., and Howell before moving to Cheesequake Village, Old Bridge, four years ago. He earned his nursing degree after retirement, and was employed at Victoria House, Matawan, and Madison Center, Old Bridge. Prior to that, he was a controller at Meadows Wye Inc., Staten Island, N.Y., for 25 years, retiring in 2000. He served as a specialist 3rd class in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Michelena Fostini-Bordi of Matawan; two sons, Frederic Bordi of Morrisville, Pa., and Gus Bordi of Hackettstown; two daughters, Elena Bordi of Ocean, and Ann Hunt of Keyport; a sister, Marie Lever of Waynemart, Pa.; and four grandchildren. Visitation will be Dec. 18 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Day Funeral Home, Keyport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Dec. 19 at 10 a.m. at Most Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church, Old Bridge. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 801 Broad St., Shrewsbury 07702.
DAVID K. CZESNIK of Union Beach died Dec. 1. Born in Jersey City, he resided in the Port Monmouth section of Middletown before moving to Union Beach 19 years ago. Mr. Czesnik was the owner and president of Custom Electrical Designs for 25 years. He was a member of King of Kings Lutheran Church, Middletown; and a member of the Masonic Lodge, Mystic Brotherhood No. 21, Red Bank. His activities included skydiving, scuba diving, and going to the beach. He is survived by his parents, Joseph and Joan Czesnik of Port Monmouth; his brother and sister-in-law, Roy and Eileen Czesnik of Middletown; his sister and brother-in-law, Victoria and Richard Wojewodzki of Holmdel; and three nieces. A memorial service was held at King of Kings Lutheran Church. Memorial donations may be made to King of Kings Lutheran Church, 250 Harmony Road, Middletown, 07748.
THOMAS P. DEVINE, 69, of Hazlet died Dec. 16 at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. Born in New York City, he resided in the Bronx, N.Y., prior to moving to Hazlet 28 years ago. Mr. Devine was a mechanic for Con Edison, New York, for 28 years, retiring in 1992. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a communicant of Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Union Beach. He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Collier-Devine; two sons, Daniel Devine of Florida and Thomas Devine of Wall Township; four daughters, Karen VanCleve of Holmdel, Jackie Ferrara of Pennsylvania, Nancy England of Middletown and Felicia Devine of Keyport; a sister; five brothers, and 16 grandchildren. Visitation will be Dec. 18 and 19 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Day Funeral Home, Keyport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Dec. 20 at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Union Beach, followed by interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Keyport.
ALICE GUIOTTO KALLFISCH, 85, of Matawan died Dec. 14 at Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel. Born in Union City, she resided in Lodi prior to moving to Matawan in 1973. Mrs. Kallfisch was a retired seamstress at Weschler’s and Co., Passaic, where she was employed for several years. She was a member of the Busy Fingers of Cheesequake Village. She was predeceased by her husband, Anton Guiotto, in 1962. She is survived by her son, Kenneth Kallfisch of Middletown; and two granddaughters, Anne Kallfisch of Williamsport, Pa., and Kathryn Kallfisch of Middletown. A funeral liturgy will be offered Dec. 18 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, Laurence Harbor. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Saddle Brook.