2006-12-28 / Obituaries

Obituaries

Claire A. “Micki” Hazelet Husar

Mrs. Husar, 64, of the Leonardo section of Middletown, died Dec. 7, 2006, at home. Born in Irvington, she resided in Summit prior to moving to Leonardo 33 years ago. She was the cafeteria manager at Red Bank Catholic High School, and St. James Elementary School, Red Bank, for 30 years prior to becoming ill. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Michael A. Husar; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Michael Husar of Leonardo, William and Sandra Husar of Jim Thorpe, Pa., Edward and Doreen Husar of Tinton Falls, and Daniel and Debora Husar of Leonardo; a daughter and son-in-law, Christine and James Wilson of the Navesink section of Middletown; two sisters, Virginia Feldman and Patricia Embree; a brother, George Hazelet; and 12 grandchildren. Arrangements were by John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown. Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial and Honor Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.

Nancy Hendricks Abair

Mrs. Abair, of the River Plaza section of Middletown, died Dec. 19, 2006, at home. A graduate of Middletown High School and Brookdale Community College, she was a registered nurse for 32 years. She was a member of the Reformed Church of Tinton Falls. Mrs. Abair is survived by her husband, Richard Abair; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ellwood Hendricks; two daughters, Tiffany Stevenson and Courtney Abair; a son-in-law, William B. Stevenson III; a sister and brother-in-law, Carol and James Brobst; an aunt, Dorothy Loversidge; a grandson; and several cousins. Services were private, with the Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank, in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 19 Schoolhouse Road, Somerset 08873.

Edward S. Ulanski

Mr. Ulanski, 61, of Keansburg, died Dec. 14, 2006, at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. Born in Newark, he resided most of his life in Keansburg. He is survived by his wife, Grace Granato Ulanski; a son, Steven Ulanski of Hazlet; a daughter, Graceann Ulanski of Hazlet; and a sister, Joan Ulanski of Brick. Arrangements were by Day Funeral Home, Keyport.

Margaret Conery

Margaret A. Conery, 66, of Middletown, died Dec. 22, 2006. Born and raised in New York, she settled in Middletown, where she had lived for 45 years. She was a communicant of St. Catherine’s Roman Catholic Church, Middletown, and worked at Middletown Township Court as a court clerk, before retiring in 2004. Surviving are her husband, William Conery of Middletown; a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa C. and Simon Leahy of Neptune; two sons and daughters-in-law, William A. Conery and Natalie Sabolewski, and Patrick J. and Kelly Conery; a son, Michael B. Conery; a daughter, Tara Conery; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Gail and James Young and Denise and Roger Kleinsorgen; all of Middletown; a brother and sister-in-law, Lawrence and Glyn Burney of Yonkers, N.Y.; and six granchildren. Funeral services were held at St. Catherine’s Church, Middletown. Burial was at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown. Arrangements were under the direction of John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown. Memorial donations can be made to Riverview Foundation, One Riverview Plaza, Red Bank, NJ 07701.

Elsie Catherine Smith Restaino

Mrs. Restaino, 87, of Tinton Falls, died Dec. 13, 2006. Born in Newark, she resided in Fair Haven, Tinton Falls, and West Virginia prior to relocating to Tinton Falls. She was a retired employee of Kresge Department Store, and Charmes Candies. She enjoyed time with her family. She was predeceased by her husband of 42 years, Carmine in 1986; and two sisters, Eleanor MacInnes and Myrtle Hock. She is survived by a son, John of West Virginia; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Fred Wikoff of Tinton Falls; three sisters, Dorothy D’Alessio of Little Silver, Marion Clementi of Florida, and Florence Barreli of South Carolina; four grandchildren; and four great-grandsons. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, Red Bank. Interment was at Fair View Cemetery Mausoleum, Middletown. Arrangements were by Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank. Memorial donations may be made to Monmouth County SPCA, 260 Wall St., Eatontown 07724.

Mildred Margaret Smith

Mrs. Smith, 87, of the Shadow Lake Village section of Middletown, died Dec. 14, 2006, at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. Born in Elizabeth, she resided in Little Silver prior to moving to Shadow Lake. She was an officer manager at Fromagerie Restaurant, Rumson, for 16 years, retiring in 1991. She enjoyed knitting, puzzles and her houseplants. She was predeceased by her husband, John Smith; four sisters, Phyllis, Frances, Anne and Louise; and two brothers, Rocco and Stanley. She is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Craig R. Smith and Susan Tucker Preston of Baltimore, Md.; David John Beauvais of Berkeley, Calif.; and Randall B. and Karen Smith of Middletown; a daughter, Susan Smith of Carmel Valley, Calif.; and two grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. James Roman Catholic Church, Red Bank. Arrangements were by John E. Day Funeral Home, Red Bank. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Greater NJ Chapter, 400 Morris Ave., Denville 07834-1365.

William Samaha

Mr. Samaha, 55, of Matawan, died Dec. 15, 2006, at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, following complications after surgery. Born in Long Branch, he was a lifelong resident of Matawan. He was employed at Local 825 Heavy Equipment Union. He was a member and former trustee of New Monmouth Baptist Church, New Monmouth section of Middletown. He was also a teacher with Bible Study Fellowship. He enjoyed music and earned statewide recognition for his musical ability. He also enjoyed photography, and making furniture. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Judith Galvin Samaha; two daughters, Abigail and Caroline; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard and Lynda Samaha of Howell, and John and Yvonne Samaha of Matawan; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held at New Monmouth Baptist Church. Burial was at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Keyport. Arrangements were by John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown. Memorial donations may be made to The Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 96280, Washington, D.C. 20077.

Regina Mary Martin

Mrs. Martin, 76, of the River Plaza section of Middletown, died Dec. 17, 2006, at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. Born in Scranton, Pa., she resided in River Plaza 50 years. She was employed at Navesink House, Red Bank, retiring after 20 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Red Bank, where she served the Baptist Mission to Haiti, and The Baptist Home, Newark. She enjoyed traveling. She was predeceased by her husband of 33 years, Charles E. Martin in 1987; a brother, George A. Mlyczek; and a sister, Anna Ignotis. She is survived by two sons, Thomas C. Martin of Moody, Ala., and Davis H. Martin of Middletown; two daughters, Priscilla Ann Curchin of the Lincroft section of Middletown, and Mary Ann Shilale of Brick; a sister, Stella Korjack of Tarpon Springs, Fla.; and three grandchildren. Burial was at Shoreland Memorial Gardens, Hazlet. Arrangements were by Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank. Memorial donations may be made to The Regina Mary Martin Scholarship Fund, c/o The First Baptist Church of Red Bank, Oakland and Maple Avenues, Red Bank 07701.

Mary Elizabeth “Betty” De Vira

Mrs. De Vira, 72, of Red Bank, died Dec. 18, 2006, at Vitas Inpatient Hospice Unit, Stratford. Born in Jersey City, she was a longtime resident of the Red Bank area. She was employed at Prudential Insurance, Holmdel, for 15 years. She enjoyed time with her family. She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Lauren Elizabeth and William Franz of Bel Air, Md.; Lynda and David Morris of Waccabuc, N.Y.; and Susan De Vira and Rob Woodgate of White Plains, N.Y.; three brothers, Joseph, James and Robert McGeary; two sisters, Claire Cirone and Joan McInerney; and six grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. James Roman Catholic Church, Red Bank. Arrangements were by Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank. Memorial donations may be made to Vitas Hospice Charitable Fund, 7337 N. Seventh St., Suite 203, Phoenix, AZ 85014.

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