2004-04-28 / Obituaries

Obituaries

George R. Cahill
Obituaries George R. Cahill

Mr. Cahill, 80, of the Cliffwood Beach section of Aberdeen, died April 25 at home. Born in New York City, he resided in the Bronx, N.Y., and California prior to moving to Cliffwood Beach 59 years ago. He was a retired postman with the U.S. Postal Service, Keyport. He served with the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He enjoyed time with his family. He was predeceased by two brothers, Edward Cahill in 1980, and Robert Cahill in 1988. He is survived by a sister-in-law, Dorothy Cahill of Walnut Creek, Calif.; two nephews; and one niece. Visitation will be April 28 from 10 a.m. to noon at Day Funeral Home, Keyport. Interment will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y.

Bertha Paul McCaskey

Mrs. McCaskey, 86, of Hazlet died April 26 at Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel. Born in Guttenburg, she resided in North Bergen prior to moving to Hazlet 45 years ago. She was an office manager at Provident Insurance Company, Newark, for 15 years, retiring in 1980. She was a member of several senior clubs at local churches, as well as the Senior Bowling League, Hazlet. She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald J. McCaskey; and a sister, Anna Kodada. She is survived by a son, Drew McCaskey of Schwenksville, Pa.; a daughter, Noel Kayser of Long Branch; a sister, Chrisdelane Delaney of Gainesville, Fla.; and three grandchildren. Visitation will be April 28 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Day Funeral Home, Keyport. A funeral service will be April 29 at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown.

Barbara Naylor O’Dwyer

Mrs. O’Dwyer, 91, of Keyport died April 25 at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she resided in Irvington prior to moving to Keyport 35 years ago. Mrs. O’Dwyer was a homemaker. She was predeceased by her husband, Michael E. O’Dwyer Sr., in 1982; and a daughter, Margaret Callahan, in 2003. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Frances O’Dwyer Jr. of Keyport; a son-in-law, Charles Callahan of Susquehanna, Pa.; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9-11 a.m. at Day Funeral Home, Keyport. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Keyport.

Joseph O. Schenkel

Mr. Schenkel, 75, of Keyport died April 24 at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. Born in Sayreville, he resided there prior to moving to Keyport 20 years ago. Mr. Schenkel was the owner of Joe’s Plumbing and Heating, Keyport. Prior to that, he was a subcontractor at Trico Plumbing Co., Mountainside. He served with the U.S. Army during peacetime. He is survived by his wife, Carol Schenkel; three sons, Tony Schenkel of Metuchen, Bobby Schenkel of Indiana and Jimmy Schenkel of Old Bridge; a daughter, Linda Oleksza of South Amboy; two sisters, Anna Lingenfelser and Rosie Biegler, both of Pocono, Pa., a brother, Theo Schenkel of Jackson; and six grandchildren. A funeral service will be held April 28 at noon at Day Funeral Home, Keyport. Interment will follow at Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle New Jersey Veterans Cemetery, Arnytown.

Virginia S. Perrone

Mrs. Perrone, 87, of Middletown died April 14 at home. She was a registered nurse at St. Mary Hospital, Hoboken. She was a communicant of St. James Roman Catholic Church, Red Bank. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur F. Perrone, M.D., in 1987; and three brothers, Edward, Leo and Robert Sylvester. She is survived by two sons, Arthur F. and Victor T. Perrone; two daughters, Elena P. Steencken and Alicia Woods; a brother, Kenneth Sylvester; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. James Church. Interment was at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown. Arrangements were by John E. Day Funeral Home, Red Bank. Memorial donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis National Society, Mid-Jersey Chapter, 246 Monmouth Road, Deal 07723.James W. Hamilton

Mr. Hamilton, 42, of Red Bank/Middletown died on April 1 at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. He was born in Belleville and formerly resided in Union Beach before moving to Middletown. Mr. Hamilton was employed as a chef at Jakeabob’s Restaurant, Union Beach. He attended the Culinary Institute of America, New York. Mr. Hamilton was predeceased by his mother, Cecilia Hamilton in 1972. He is survived by a daughter, Megan Lynn Hamilton of Manahawkin; his father, Richard Hamilton of Wall; a brother, Richard Hamilton of St. Cloud, Fla.; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Donna Hamilton of Manchester; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ellen and Nelson Gaffrey of Wall; and a sister and brother-in-law, Eileen and Bob Pruchnik of Middletown. Arrangements were made by the day Funeral Home, Inc., Keyport. A funeral Mass was offered at Holy Family Church, Union Beach, followed by interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Keyport.

Alexander J. Povalski, M.D.

Dr. Povalski, 76, of Rumson, died April 13 at Care One at Holmdel. He resided in Rum­son the past 40 years. He practiced as a car­diovascular surgeon at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank; Bayshore Community Hos­pital, Holmdel; and Monmouth Medical Cen­ter, Long Branch, from 1973-98. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a communicant of Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, Rumson. During his career, he received the Dr. William Perry Watson Prize in Pediatrics for the most notable work in the study of the disease on infants and chil­dren. He was a member of the Association of Knights and Ladies Holy Sepulchre, New York City. He was predeceased by his wife, Barbara Assatly in 1992. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Alexander J. and Heather Povalski Jr. of Middletown; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Robert Winters of the Lincroft section of Middletown; his mother-in-law, Claire Assatly of Monmouth Beach; and four grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Holy Cross Church. Arrange­ments were by John E. Day Funeral Home, Red Bank.

Walter "Bear" Sobczuk

Mr. Sobczuk, 73, of Middletown, died April 14 at home. Born in Woodbridge, he resided in Staten Island, N.Y., and Jersey City prior to moving to Middletown in 1976. Mr. Sobczuk was a diesel mechanic at Carolina Freight Corp., retiring in 1992. He was a member of Teamsters locals No. 560 and 641. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was an instructor at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 324, Edison. He enjoyed spending time with his family and traveling, spending his summers in the mountains. Mr. Sobczuk is survived by his wife, Candy; a sister, Mary Pyzowski; a daughter, Laraine Tew of North Carolina; a son and daughter-in-law, Jon Michael and Holly Sobczuk of Middletown; three stepdaughters; a stepson; and 10 grandchildren. Interment was at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown. The John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown, was in charge of arrangements.

Gerald P. Einloth

Mr. Einloth, 68, of Long Branch, died April 19 at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch. He resided in the Lincroft section of Middletown prior to moving to Long Branch 11 years ago. He was a retired employee of Felton Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y. Prior to that, he was manager of flavor sales at Haarmann & Reimer Corporation, Springfield. He was a communicant of Church of the Precious Blood, Monmouth Beach. He enjoyed time with his family. He was predeceased by two brothers, William and James. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Bernadine Rohaley Einloth; two sons and daughters-in-law, Eric A. and Kim Einloth of North Kingstown, R.I., and Kurt J. and Rae Einloth of Guam; a daughter and son-in-law, Michele Einloth Liencres and Bjorn Liencres of Palo Alto, Calif.; and four grand­children. A Mass of Christian Burial was of­fered at Church of the Precious Blood. Ar­rangements were by John E. Day Funeral Home, Red Bank. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 801 Broad St., Shrewsbury 07702; or the Imus Ranch Inc., P.O. Box 250, Ribera, NM 87560.Roy Thomas Dowd Sr.

Mr. Dowd, 77, of Aberdeen died April 15 at home, following a lengthy battle with cancer. Born in Holyoke, Mass., he was raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was employed at Pinebrook Golf Club, Manalapan, and the Senior Division of the Garden State Parkway. Prior to retirement, he was employed at Aetna, Marsh McClellan, New York City, and for his own firm. He enjoyed golf, music, and gardening, and was a fan of the New York Giants. He was predeceased by two brothers, Raymond and William. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Marion McCoy Dowd; a daughter and son-in-law, Colleen M. Dowd and James Reinhold of Albany, N.Y.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Roy T. and Chayna Dowd Jr. of Keyport, and Timothy T. and Ann Dowd of West Haven, Conn.; two sisters, Marion Durkin of Glens Falls, N.Y., and Shirley Berg of Huntington Station, N.Y.; and two grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Old St. Gabriel’s Roman Catholic Church, Marlboro. Arrangements were by Bedle Funeral Home, Matawan. Memorial donations may be made to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave., New York City NY 10021.

Betty M. Roe

Mrs. Roe, 75, of the Lincroft section of Middletown, died April 16 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. She resided in Lincroft the past 38 years. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed time with her family, and was a 30-year volunteer for The Arc of Monmouth County. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, George A. Roe; four sons, Brian, Gary, Dennis and Glenn; and a daughter, Cheryl Rust, all of Monmouth County; two brothers, Gus and Herman Koehnen; and six grandchildren. Arrangements were by John E. Day Funeral Home, Red Bank. Memorial donations may be made to A.R.C., 1158 Wayside Road, Tinton Falls 07724.

Patrick Faulkner

Mr. Faulkner, 89, of the Belford section of Middletown, died April 18 at Clove Lake Rehabilitation Center, Staten Island, N.Y. Born in Donegal, Ireland, he relocated to the United States in 1948 and resided in Brooklyn, N.Y., prior to moving to Belford. He was employed at Chase Manhattan Bank, New York City, retiring in 1975. Prior to that, he owned Faulkner’s Bar and Grill, Brooklyn, and worked in construction several years. He was a member of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, New Monmouth section of Middletown, where he was also an usher and member of the Holy Name Society and Knights of Columbus. He was predeceased by his wife, Rose McGonigle Faulkner in 1999; a son, Patrick Faulkner; and a grandson, Christopher Faulkner. He is survived by two sons, James Faulkner of Long Valley, and Neil Faulkner of Hokessin, Md.; three daughters, Maryrose Broderick of San Francisco, Margaret Wilson of Staten Island, N.Y., and Sarah Ciccerello of Centereach, N.Y.; and 17 grandchildren. A funeral liturgy was offered at St. Mary’s Church. Burial was at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Middletown. Arrangements were by John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown.

Anna Cavanagh

Mrs. Cavanagh, 95, of Red Bank died April 7 at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. Born in Perryopolis, Pa., she resided in Brooklyn, N.Y., prior to moving to Red Bank in 1972. Mrs. Cavanagh was a homemaker. She was a communicant of St. James Roman Catholic Church, Red Bank, where she was also a member of the Altar Rosary Society and the Senior Citizens Club. She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Thomas J. Cavanagh; and 11 brothers and sisters. Mr. Cavanagh is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas S. and Margaret Cavanagh of the River Plaza section of Middletown, and Gerard F. and Joan Cavanagh of Old Bridge; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. James Church. Interment was at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Middletown. The John E. Day Funeral Home, Red Bank, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to St. James Senior Citizens Club, 80 Shrewsbury Ave., Red Bank 07701.

Carrie Ebneth

Mrs. Ebneth, 99, of Aberdeen died April 21 at Madison Center, Old Bridge. Born in North Haledon, she resided in Keyport prior to moving to Aberdeen several years ago. Mrs. Ebneth was a retired laundress. She was a past member of St. John’s United Methodist Church Senior Citizens, Hazlet. She was predeceased by her husband, George Ebneth; a daughter, Carolyn Townsend; and two sons, Robert Williams and Howard Williams. She is survived by her friend, Jane Johnson of Aberdeen. Interment was at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa. The Day Funeral Home, Keyport, was in charge of arrangements.

Rosalie Pechter

Mrs. Pechter, 72, of Toms River died April 21 at home after a seven-month hospital stay. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she had lived in Freehold Township before moving to Toms River. She was a teacher for the New York City school system for many years, and in the Marlboro school district for 23 years prior to retiring 12 years ago. An active member of teacher associations, she negotiated teachers’ contracts and also served on curriculum committees. She began and taught a water aerobics program for seniors; served as the Shalom Club’s first president; was a member of the community’s bridge and singles clubs; and was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and Literacy Volunteers of America. In addition, she served as the editor of Lake Ridge Views, which was her favorite pastime. She was predeceased in 2000 by her husband, Leonard. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, William and Carolyn Pechter of Holmdel; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Mitch Haller of Marlboro; and three grandchildren. A funeral service was held at Freeman Manalapan-Marlboro Funeral Home, Manalapan, followed by interment at Beth Moses Cemetery, Pinelawn, N.Y. Memorial donations may be made to Van Dyke Hospice, 99 Route 37 west, Toms River 08755.

Doris Marie Barrett

Mrs. Barrett, 79, of Middletown died April 22 at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she resided in Pennsylvania and Hazlet prior to moving to Middletown. Mrs. Barrett was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Catherine’s Roman Catholic Church, North Middletown, and the Queen of Peace Altar Rosary Society, Hawley, Pa. She was a lifetime member of the Tafton (Pa.) Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed time with her family, and playing cards. She was predeceased by a brother, Harry Wilton. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Walter M. Barrett; two daughters and one son-in-law, Bonnie and Richard Brown of Hawley, Pa., and Jeanne Barrett-Dobrowsky of Middletown; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Barry Barrett of Nashville, and Richard and Susan Barrett of Allendale; a sister and brother-in-law, Lois Ann and Jack McCreig of Florida; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. A funeral liturgy was offered at St. Catherine’s Roman Catholic Church, followed by burial at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown. Arrangements were by John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown.

Matthew Lynch Heagney

Mr. Heagney, 40, of Old Greenwich, Conn., formerly of the Lincroft section of Middletown, died April 3 at home. He attended high school in the Middletown area. Mr. Heagney was director of equity capital markets at UBS Investment Bank, Stamford, Conn. He enjoyed time with his family, sailing, skiing and golf. He also ran in the Boston and New York marathons, and was an Eagle Scout. Mr. Heagney is survived by his mother, Mary T. Heagney; his children, A.J. and Kailee; a brother and sister-in-law, Jonathan and Ann Heagney of Pennsylvania; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Susan and Rick Bennett of Ocean, and Amy and William Hall of Oceanport; and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Leo the Great Roman Catholic Church, Lincroft, followed by interment at Mount Olivet Cemetery Mausoleum, Middletown. Arrangements were by John E. Day Funeral Home, Red Bank.


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