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Patricia Norton passed away at home on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Born Patricia Dee O’Connor in Bayshore, Long Island into a vaudeville family, she was performing on stage from the time she was 6 months old. A gifted singer and dancer, “Patsy” performed in several movies and was on Broadway at 10 years old, sharing the stage with Ethel Merman in “Panama Hattie”. She met her husband, Gene Norton, while singing with the Harry James Orchestra, and was married until his death in 2010.  She retired from performing in 1955 but continued teaching dance into her 60’s.

Jordan Anthony Iarussi, 25, originally of Rumson, New Jersey passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2017.

Jordan was a graduate of Rumson-Fair Haven High School. Dribbling a ball since he was a toddler, he was an exceptional basketball player through his AAU teams and at high school as a RFH bulldog. He attended Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia.  Jordan was blessed with a charismatic personality as well as a subtle smile and laugh that could light up any room. He loved and cared for his family above all else.

Charles K. Woodward, Jr., 85, formerly of Red Bank, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Born in 1932 in Red Bank, he was a resident of the borough most of his life. 

Mr. Woodward was a graduate of Red Bank High School Class of 1950. He was a Varsity Basketball Player, and was a member of the Shore Conference Championship Team in 1950. He was also a Varsity member of the Track Team. He won gold medals in hurdling and high jump events at the Shore Conference in both 1949 and 1950, as well as placing third in hurdles in a 1950 state event. In 2010 he was inducted into the Red Bank Regional High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. He attended Panzer College before enlisting in the National Guard in 1952 being honorably discharged in 1956. He also served in the United States Army as a Corporal, stationed in the United States and France from 1953 until 1955. 

As a lifelong resident of New Jersey, Jane’s roots in the Garden State ran deep. She was born in 1929 in Matawan. She graduated in 1946 from Red Bank Catholic
High School. And in 1950 she earned a degree from Manhattanville College.

Jane held many titles throughout her life: secretary for the president of Rutgers, real estate agent in Monmouth County, Assistant Vice President of Marketing at First National Bank of Toms River, and office manager of a veterinary clinic in Ocean County.

But the roles she most proudly served were friend, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Jane married the love of her life, Charles
Pike, in 1952 at St. Joseph’s in Keyport. They held their reception at Red Bank’s Molly Pitcher Inn. Together they raised four children.

Anne Weickel, 91, of Middletown, passed away June 22, 2017 at home.  She was born in Newark to the late Elizabeth and Frederick Timm.

 Community activities and volunteer work played a major role in her life.  Anne was a member and participant in several committees of the First Presbyterian Church at Red Bank-Tower Hill since 1961.  She was very active with the United Presbyterian Women (U.P.W.) and her U.P.W. Circle.  She did numerous volunteering activities to the community through the church.  Since 1989 Anne had been a member of the Red Bank Elks Lodge 233 Auxiliary.  She was also very active in the Sons of Norway Noreg Lodge #466 in Marlboro for over 20 years.  Among her other volunteer work was helping in various capacities for Boy Scouts of America, Troup 110 in Lincroft and The American Legion Post 168.

Anne was predeceased by her parents; husband of 56 years Edward, and brother Frederick.  She is survived by her brother George; son Edward, Jr. and grandson, Aubrey.

Samuel K. Phillips, 82 of Eatontown, formerly of Shrewsbury, died on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at home surround by his loving family after a long battle with cancer.

He leaves behind his wife of 60 years, Carol (Newman) Phillips; his children, Glenn Phillips (Sheri), Linda Spratford (Michael), Samuel L Phillips (Marybeth), Dale Phillips (Tim Woolley),  Marylin Phillips (Joseph Holiday), Tammi Antonelli (Robert); 14 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and brothers, H Lawrence Phillips and Alan Phillips.  He was predeceased by his sister Jean Phillips.

Margaret “Peggy” Maurice, 83, of Middletown, unexpectedly passed away on June 27, 2017 at Newark Beth Israel Hospital. Born on February 23, 1934 in Teaneck, NJ and grew up in Woodbridge before moving to Middletown where she raised her family. Peggy enjoyed traveling the world, gambling in Atlantic City and Las Vegas and playing cards and bingo with her friends and neighbors in Shady Oaks. Peggy was always omnipresent in the lives of her family and friends. Her love for her family and friends will not soon be forgotten.

Albert C. Eremich, 91, of Red Bank, NJ, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Bayshore Hospital in Holmdel, NJ.

Albert was born in Mt. Carmel, PA to John Eremich and Eva Lonoski.  He grew up playing sports and in school, was on the football, basketball and track teams.  After graduating from Mt. Carmel High School in 1943, he enlisted in the US Navy and served for 3 years on a minesweeper during World War II.

Todd Andresen Smith was born in 1926 in Brooklyn New York, son of William Elliott Todd and Catherine Andresen Smith.  He served in the Navy during WW2 as a Seabee Machinist Mate 3rd Class in Okinawa. Todd’s passions were cars, engines, and above all boats.  He was a lifetime member of the Shrewsbury River Yacht Club since 1983.  He worked for Bell Labs as an electrical engineer and “Inventor” for 36 years, earning 3 patents. He married Joan Gootman in 1955, selling his cherished boat to pay for the engagement ring.  They had three children Alan, Carol, and Linda. 

George Arthur Yetka was born on February 3​rd​, 1934 to Edward and Louisa Yetka. He was the youngest of eleven children in the Yetka house. The family lived in Jersey City, NJ, the city where George would meet his sweetheart, Dolores Smith. Dolores, or Nanny, as she’s called by her family, says, “Back then, he was going with a lot of girls.” But from then on, she was the only one.

David Martin Noyes, 81, of Tinton Falls, New Jersey, passed away on May 3, 2017.  He was born in Mineola, NY.  David was the only child of Lois Martin Noyes and George Ellsworth Noyes, both of whom predeceased him.

David grew up in Great Neck, NY where his Father was a high school Biology Teacher and Principal.  David obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Vermont and a Master’s Degree in Science from Fairleigh Dickenson University.

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