2005-01-11 / Obituaries

Obituaries

Marie M. Fritz Ontl

Mrs. Ontl, 86, of North Bergen, died Jan. 8 at McCarrick Care Center, Somerset. Born in Jersey City, she resided in North Bergen most of her life. Mrs. Ontl was a homemaker. She was predeceased by her first husband, Peter Fritz, in 1969; and a son-in-law, Russell Gutter, in 1990. She is survived by her husband, Barney Ontl; six daughters and four sons-in-law, Teresa and Thomas Weiler of Old Bridge, Helen Gutter of East Brunswick, Arlene and Herbert Chavarria of Warren, Patricia and George Trawinski of East Brunswick, Carol Ciasca of Middletown, and Gloria and Arthur Franco of Centerville, Mass.; two sons, Peter Fritz of Oregon and John Fritz of New Jersey; a brother and sister-in-law, Howard and Ada Garrison of Rahway; a son-in-law, Mike Ciasca of South Amboy; 19 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Jan. 12 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Bartholomew Church, East Brunswick. Interment will be at Hillside Cemetery, Lyndhurst. Brunswick Memorial Funeral Home, East Brunswick, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to McCarrick Care Center, 15 Dellwood Lane, Somerset 08873.

Patricia Anne Berry

Mrs. Berry, 61, of the Port Monmouth section of Middletown, died Jan. 7 at home. Born in New York City, she had resided in Port Monmouth for the past 30 years. Mrs. Berry was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, William Berry; two daughters and a son-in-law, Patricia A. and Robert Bulin, and Shannon Rose Berry, all of the Belford section of Middletown; two sons and a daughter-in-law, William J. and Nadera Berry Jr. of Morganville, and James Patrick Berry of Middletown; a sister, Grace De Angelis of West Sulfield, Conn.; a brother, William Selback; and 15 grandchildren. Arrangements were by John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown.

Ann Bulmer

Mrs. Bulmer, 76, of Middletown, died Jan. 7 at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. Born in Jersey City, she had been a resident of Middletown for 55 years. Mrs. Bulmer was predeceased by her husband, John “Gene” Bulmer, in 2000; and a son, Kevin Bulmer Sr., in 2000. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, John E. Jr. and Lori Bulmer of Keansburg, and Dennis M. and Linda Bulmer of Middletown; three daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Larry Belmonte of Freehold, Rosemary and Ron Seber of Middletown, and Colleen and Joe Vecchio of Keyport; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A funeral liturgy was celebrated at St. Catherine’s Roman Catholic Church, Middletown, followed by entombment at St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, Keyport. The John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown, was in charge of arrangements.

Walter Tanner Jr.

Mr. Tanner, 65, of Barnegat, died Jan. 7 at Southern Ocean County Hospital, Manahawkin. Born in Bayonne, he resided in Middletown Township for 30 years before moving to Barnegat. Mr. Tanner was a manager at AT&T, Morristown, for 30 years, retiring in 1998. He served with the U.S. Air Force during peace time. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, New Monmouth section of Middletown, and was an active Boy Scout leader. Mr. Tanner is survived by his wife, Maryann Terrano Tanner; a son and daughter-in-law, Walter III and Diane Tanner of the Perrineville section of Millstone; a daughter and son-in-law, Stacey and William Patterson of Jackson; a sister, Claudia Dunn of Basking Ridge; and four granddaughters. A funeral liturgy was celebrated at St. Mary’s Church. The John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation, 500 Morris Ave., Springfield 07081.

William Tomlinson

Mr. Tomlinson, 80, of the Port Monmouth section of Middletown, died Jan. 7 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. Born in East Orange, he resided there prior to moving to Port Monmouth 24 years ago. He was a self-employed carpenter, retiring 20 years ago. He was also bartender at Plaza Tavern, East Orange, and school crossing guard for the Middletown Township School District. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was predeceased by his wife, Eunice Tomlinson in 2003; and a brother, George Tomlinson. He is survived by a daughter, Maureen Turiello of Red Bank; a son, Eugene Sweeney of Elizabeth; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held at First Presbyterian Church at Tower Hill-Red Bank. Burial was at Alpine Cemetery, Perth Amboy. Arrangements were by John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown.

Mary “Murphy” E. Clinton

Mrs. Clinton, 74, of Middletown, died Dec. 28 at her home. Born in New York City, she had been a resident of Middletown for the past 30 years. Mrs. Clinton was a waitress at the Lakeside Manor, Hazlet, until her retirement in 1994. She was a communicant of St. Catherine’s Roman Catholic Church, North Middletown, and a member of the Boxer Rescue Society. Mrs. Clinton was predeceased by her husband, Bernard M. Clinton, on Dec. 3. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Patricia Van Atta of Rutherford; two daughters, Ray Anne Sarna of Middletown and Colleen Clinton of Belmar; a sister, Pauline Gasparro of Hazlet; a brother-in-law, George Clinton of New York City; a sister-in-law, Madeline Forkins of Mahwah; five grandchildren; one niece and one nephew. A funeral liturgy was celebrated at St. Catherine’s Church, followed by burial at Cloverleaf Cemetery, Woodbridge. The John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown, was in charge of arrangements.

John J. Barrett

Mr. Barrett, 77, of Freehold, died Dec. 15 at Care One at Holmdel. Born in Bayonne, he had lived in Matawan before moving to Freehold 43 years ago. Mr. Barrett was an insurance broker for Aon Risk Services, New York City, before retiring in 1993. He was a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church, Freehold. He was predeceased by a sister, Muriel Galanti, in 1998. Mr. Barrett is survived by his wife, Dorothy Barrett; three sons and a daughter-in-law, John J. Barrett Jr. of Escondido, Calif., Thomas and Jean Barrett of Round Rock, Texas, and Richard Barrett of Vista, Calif.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Jane and Russell Wehrle of Freehold, and Virginia and James Llewellyn of Hopewell; a sister, Mary Joan Kaverick of Kenilworth; and seven grandchildren. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Rose of Lima Church, followed by entombment at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, Freehold Township. The Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 801 Broad St., Shrewsbury 07702; or the Alzheimer’s Association, Central New Jersey Chapter, 12 Roszel Road, Suite C201, Princeton 08540.

Darren Edward Thomas Eagan

Mr. Eagan, 44, of Hazlet, died Jan. 9 at home following a battle with cancer. Born in Dayton, Ohio, he resided in Pennsylvania prior to moving to Hazlet two years ago. He was a martial arts instructor at Amato’s Weapons and Karate, West Keansburg section of Hazlet. He served with the U.S. Army for 15 years as a Sergeant, and performed border operations at the Berlin War. He was a parishioner at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Union Beach. He was a Life Member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post. No. 4303, West Keansburg. He was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame, and was an avid runner. He is survived by his wife, Patricia J. Eagan; a daughter, Shannon Rae Eagan of Philadelphia; and a son, Michael Richard Eagan of Matawan. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Holy Family Church. Arrangements were by Day Funeral Home, Keyport. Memorial donations may be made to VNA Hospice of Central Jersey, Attn.: Development Office, 141 Bodman Place, Red Bank 07701.

Gerard W. Poyssick

Mr. Poyssick, 46, of Tinton Falls, died Dec. 28 at home. Born in Fair Lawn, he resided in Matawan and Florida prior to moving to Tinton Falls 20 years ago. He was an electrical engineer. He enjoyed time with his family, cooking and travel. He was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Beverly Mindy Poyssick. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Ricci Poyssick of Tinton Falls; a brother, Arthur Poyssick of Florida; his father- and mother-in-law, Anthony and Brenda Ricci of the Cliffwood section of Aberdeen; four sisters-in-law; three brothers-in-law; and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Keyport. Arrangements were by Day Funeral Home, Keyport.

Frances Kelly Warrack

Mrs. Warrack, 85, of the Belford section of Middletown, died Jan. 8 at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. Born in New York City, she had been a longtime resident of Belford. Mr. Warrack was a medical secretary at Monmouth Radiologists, Middletown, retiring in 1982. She was predeceased by her husband, George Warrack. She is survived by a son, George Warrack of Tequesta, Fla.; a sister, Dorothy Morrisroe of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; two grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Arrangements were by John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown.

MarieRose Nevandro Favicchio

Mrs. Favicchio, 86, of Middletown, died Dec. 28 at her home. Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., she had been a resident of Middletown for the past 10 years. She was a communicant of St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, Red Bank. Mrs. Favicchio is survived by her husband of 62 years, James. R. Favicchio; a daughter, Antoinette Ingulli of Monmouth Beach; two sisters, Rita Galanti and Theresa Todoro; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Anthony of Padua Church, followed by interment at St. Gabriel’s Cemetery, Marlboro. Memorial donations may be sent to the Minnesota Medical Foundation Pediatric Nephrology Fund No. 5845, P.O. Box 64001, St. Paul, MN 55164-0001. The John E. Day Funeral Home, Red Bank, was in charge of arrangements.

John Martin Keppler

Mr. Keppler, 59, of the West Keansburg section of Hazlet, died Dec. 30 at Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel. Born in Staten Island, N.Y., he resided in West Keansburg since 1981. He was a construction project manager at Kelso Construction, Manalapan, the past 10 years. He was predeceased by his father, John Keppler. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Doris DeForge Keppler; two sons, John T. Keppler of West Keansburg, and Daniel P. Keppler of Ashburn, Va.; a daughter and son-in-law, Stacey A. and Scott Gibson of Columbia, Mo.; a sister, Patricia Driscoll of Staten Island, N.Y.; his mother, Neven Keppler of Staten Island; and a granddaughter. Burial was at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown. Arrangements were by John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown. Memorial donations may be made to The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 78 Elmira Ave., Staten Island NY 10314.

Marie Anne Krobot

Mrs. Krobot, 68, of Holmdel, died Dec. 30 at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was an importer at Atwood Richards, New York, where she was employed several years. She enjoyed knitting and exercise. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Krobot; and a brother, Carl Castagna. She is survived by three sisters and brothers-in-law, Victoria and George Daly of the Navesink section of Middletown, Paulette and Al Caruso of Staten Island, N.Y., and Michele and Ed Keeler of Hazlet; two brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Cookie Castagna of Parlin, and Richard and Jean Castagna of Staten Island; and a stepson and stepdaughter, Charles Krobot and his wife Rhonda, and Lisa Rennie and her husband Paul, all of Pennsylvania. Entombment was at Holmdel Mausoleum. Arrangements were by John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown.

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