2005-06-14 / Obituaries

Obituaries

Woodrow L. Hilliard

Mr. Hilliard of Keansburg, died June 11 at Arnold Walter Nursing Home, Holmdel. Born in Jersey City, he resided in Keansburg the past 61 years. He owned and operated Heidelberg Restaurant, Keansburg, for more than 30 years. Prior to that, he owned Woody’s Luncheonette, Keansburg. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a Lifetime Member and Past Commander of the Keansburg Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1953, and Lifetime Member of the American Legion, Keansburg. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, May Marie Stansbury Hilliard; a daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Bob Hilliard of Hazlet; two granddaughters; and one great-grandson. A funeral liturgy will be June 154 at 10;15 a.m. at St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church, Keansburg. Burial will follow at Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery, Arnytown. Arrangements are by John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown.

Margaret Dunphy Piatkowski

Mrs. Piatkowski, 100, of Hazlet, died June 11 at Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel. Born in Jersey City, she resided in East Keansburg and Whiting prior to moving to Hazlet recently. She was a retired employed at Colgate-Palmolive Company, Jersey City. She enjoyed baking and cooking. She was predeceased by her husband, Chester B. Piatkowski; and is the last of 11 children. She is survived by a daughter and son, Mary Ann Piatkowski and Chester Piatkowski, both of Hazlet; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral liturgy will be June 15 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Church, North Middletown. Burial will follow at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown. Arrangements are by John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown.

Lawrence T. Mascilak

Mr. Mascilak, 74, of Union Beach, died June 10 at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., he resided in Union Beach for more than 50 years. He was a retired electrician at Mobile Chemical Company, Edison. Prior to that, he was employed at International Flavors and Fragrances, Hazlet. He served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Barbara Mascilak; a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Bryant Wales of Chester; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Gary and Tracy Mascilak of Sparta, and Larry Mascilak Jr. of Union Beach; two stepdaughters and their husbands, Debra and Leon Weyhknecht of Middletown, and Patricia and Edward Leavy of Plantation, Fla.; and 11 grandchildren. A funeral liturgy was held at St. Catherine’s Roman Catholic Church, Middletown. Arrangements were by John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown. Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 801 Broad St., Shrewsbury 07702.

Ruth Mae Stelle

Mrs. Stelle, 76, of Manalapan, died June 2 at home. Born in Flagler, Colo., she had lived in Manalapan for six years and had previously resided in Lancaster, Pa. She was an active member of Christian Neighbors in Covered Bridge, Manalapan. Mrs. Stelle was predeceased in 1998 by her husband of 50 years, Robert Westbrook Stelle. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and John Mottola of Belford; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Mary Stelle of North Smithfield, R.I.; five grandchildren, including granddaughter Michelle Conti and her husband, Christian, of Hazlet; and a great-granddaughter. A funeral service was held at King of Kings Lutheran Church, Middletown, followed by burial at Fair View Cemetery, also Middletown. John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society (Eastern Division), 801 Broad St., Shrewsbury 07702.

Lucy L. Serravillo

Mrs. Serravillo, 94, of Manalapan, died June 2 at Liberty Manor Assisted Living Residence, Manalapan. Born in Newark, she had lived in Florida and Middletown before moving to Englishtown four years ago. She was a clerk at Acme Markets, Chatham, for many years. She was also a seamstress and a volunteer at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Mrs. Serravillo was predeceased by her first husband, Larry Leone, and her second husband, Charles Serravillo; two sisters, Antoinette Leone and Angelina Villano; two brothers, Philip and Harry Visco; and a grandson, Paul Leone. Surviving are a daughter, Rosemarie Hemmendinger of Marlboro; a son, Lawrence Leone of West Palm Beach, Fla.; three brothers, John, Ralph and Carmen Visco; two sisters, Marie Sulley and Anne Mendolia; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A funeral liturgy was offered at St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church, Manalapan, followed by entombment at Forest Lawn Central Mausoleum, Fort Lauderdale. Freeman Manalapan-Marlboro Funeral Home, Manalapan, was in charge of arrangements.

Rita J. Jaccorina Pacillo

Mrs. Pacillo, 86, of Matawan, died June 9 at Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel. Born in Jersey City, she resided in Bayonne and Aberdeen prior to moving to Matawan six years ago. She was a homemaker. She was predeceased by her husband, Nicholas J. Pacillo, in 1996. She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Barbieri of Aberdeen; a son, Bruno Berton of West New York; two grandsons; and one great-granddaughter. Arrangements were by Day Funeral Home, Keyport.

Mary Banke Loscoe

Mrs. Loscoe, 88, of Tinton Falls, died June 4 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. Born in Matawan, she resided there prior to moving to Tinton Falls four years ago. She was a clerk for Matawan Borough for several years, retiring in 1993. She was predeceased by her husband, George A. Loscoe Jr. in 2000. She is survived by a son, Dr. Phillip G. Loscoe of Richland, Wash.; a daughter, Frances Loscoe Schoor of Holmdel; a brother, George Banke of Vestal, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Keyport. Entombment was at St. Gabriel’s Cemetery, Marlboro. Arrangements were by Day Funeral Home, Keyport. Memorial donations may be made to Collier Services, 160 Conover Road, Wickatunk 07765.

Diane J. Coppola

Mrs. Coppola, 59, of Tinton Falls, died June 6 at home. Born in Queens, N.Y., she resided in Middletown prior to moving to Tinton Falls four years ago. She was a medical receptionist at Middletown Pediatrics the past 19 years. She was a communicant of St. Anselm’s Roman Catholic Church, Wayside section of Ocean Township. She is survived by her husband, Robert C. Coppola; two daughters, Robin C. Tedesco of Roxbury, and Victoria D. Geraud of Lighthouse Point, Fla.; a son, Scott C. Coppola of Berlin, N.J.; two brothers, Edward Johnson of Florida, and Warren Johnson of Long Island, N.Y.; and four grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Anselm’s Church. Interment was at Somerset Hills Memorial Park, Basking Ridge. Arrangements were by John E. Day Funeral Home, Red Bank. Memorial donations may be made to Make A Wish Foundation, 1034 Salem Road, Union 07083; or Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, P.O. Box 27106, New York City NY 10087-7106.

Hilary J. Malleus

Miss Malleus, 21, of the Leonardo section of Middletown, died June 6 from injuries sustained during a motor vehicle accident. Born in Red Bank, she was a lifelong resident of Leonardo. She was a graduate of the Marine Academy of Science and Technology, Sandy Hook. Following graduation, she pursued a bachelor’s degree at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City. She was a waitress and hostess at Chili’s Restaurant, Holmdel, the past year, and lifeguard and swim instructor at Monmouth Day Camp, Middletown, for several years. She was a dancer with the Performing Arts Ensemble, Red Bank. She enjoyed art, animals, the beach, sewing and creating handbags. She is survived by her parents, Patrice G. and Gene F. Malleus of Leonardo; a sister, Lisa Malleus of Leonardo; her maternal grandmother, Madeline Garnich of Trenton; three aunts and four uncles; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral liturgy was held at St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, Atlantic Highlands. Burial was at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown. Arrangements were by John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown. Memorial donations may be made to The Hilary J. Malleus Scholarship Fund, c/o St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, 103 Center Ave., Atlantic Highlands 07716.

Jane Grace Chmura

Miss Chmura, 88, of Middletown, died June 9 at Brighton Gardens of Middletown. She resided in Middletown the past 44 years. She was an accounting department manager at Cresap, McCormack & Paget Management Consultants, New York City, retiring after 25 years of employment. She was a communicant of St. Catharine’s Roman Catholic Church, Holmdel, and one of the original donors for the parish’s new church. She is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Dr. John P. and Nina Chmura of Middletown; a sister, Irene Blatt of Brookline, Mass.; three nieces; and one great-niece. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Catharine’s Church. Interment was at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown. Arrangements were by John E. Day Funeral Home, Red Bank.

Muriel G. Schuler McGrogan

Mrs. McGrogan, 79, of Union Beach, died June 7 at Bayshore Health Care, Holmdel. Born in Jersey City, she resided there prior to moving to Union Beach in 1943. She was an assistant manager at Peoples National Bank for several years, retiring in 1974. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Union Beach, where she also served on its nurture committee and historical society. She was a 60-year charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion, Union Beach. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, and gardening. She is survived by her husband, John McGrogan of Union Beach; a daughter and son-in-law, Jean and George Raushi of Union Beach; a son and daughter-in-law, John F. and Linda McGrogan of Keyport; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Interment was at Shoreland Memorial Gardens, Hazlet. Arrangements were by Day Funeral Home, Keyport.

Rosemarie A. Fahy Calton

Mrs. Calton, 80, of Hazlet, died June 9 in Hazlet. Born in Rickville Center, N.Y., she resided in Jersey City 45 years prior to moving to Hazlet. She was a retired insurance agent and underwriter. She was a communicant of and president of the Rosary Altar Society at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Union Beach. She was a member of the Garden Club of Hazlet, and enjoyed time with her grandchildren, reading and crossword puzzles. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert A. Calton Jr., June 9. She is survived by a daughter, Peggy Dickerson of Hazlet; three sons, John Calton of Oceanport, Robert “Bobby” Calton III of Long Branch and Richard “Whitey” Calton of Staten Island, N.Y.; a sister, Helen M. Fahy of Withsville, Va.; and three grandchildren. A memorial Mass was celebrated at Holy Family Church. Arrangements were by Day Funeral Home, Keyport. Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, 2550 Route 1, North Brunswick 08902.

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