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Marty passed away peacefully on Saturday March 18, 2017, at her Sunrise of Lincroft residence.  She was 80 years old.

Marty was born and raised in a coal mine town of Glen Lyon, Pa. After graduating from Newport High School she moved to NY City where she worked for a couple of years before marrying and moving to River Plaza to have a family and then 14 years later to Rumson. She, later in retirement, would spend her winters in Stuart, FL and summers in Long Branch, NJ.

Marty worked at Biddle Sawyer Corp. in Keyport, NJ as an office manager for more than 20 years. She was a member of the Newcomers Club in Rumson. She enjoyed gardening and long walks. She also loved to travel and go on the boat with her beloved late husband Don. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and is already missed dearly.

Marty was predeceased by her husband Daniel Kaufmann "Don" just a few months ago. They shared 35 happy years together. She was also predeceased by her parents, Theodore and Martha Honabach and her sister Marie Castelli of Nanicoke, Pa.

Martha LoBiondo, a longtime resident of North Massapequa, NY and retired Plainedge Public Schools secretary, passed away on March 8 at age 92 in Fair Haven, NJ. She is survived by her two daughters, Joan Vennochi and her husband Thomas and Susan Levantino and her husband, Joseph and her five grandchildren Gregory, Christine and Angela Levantino and Nicholas and Anna Vennochi.

Barbara Schnuriger
Date of Death: March 4,2017

Visitation will be on Thursday, March 9th from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 10th at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Nativity, 180 Ridge Rd, Fair Haven, NJ.

Elijah Warner White, 91, of Red Bank died March 14 at Riverview Hospital.

Warner was born in1925 in Cleveland Ohio to the former Florence Gage and Percy Warner White.

He earned degrees from Oberlin College and the University of Michigan, moving to New Jersey to work as an electronics engineer at Bell Labs.

Warner was predeceased by his son Christopher in 1997.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, the former Janet Brown, his son Philip,

daughter Margaret (Peggy) Milliken, grandchildren Kathryn LeTrent and Robin Milliken, and great-granddaughter Margaret LeTrent.

Warner was a skilled photographer and a member of the Guild of Creative Art in Shrewsbury.

He served with the US Army 94th Infantry in combat 1944-45.

William Bonocore passed away on March 14, 2017.

Visitation will be on Sunday, March, 19th from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 20th at 10 at the Church of the Nativity, 180 Ridge Rd, Fair Haven, NJ

Thomas R. Rose of Little Silver passed away on March 14, 2017. Born in Red Bank Tom, was a life-long resident of Little Silver and a communicant of St. James Catholic Church. He was a lover of all animals and many were adopted from the Monmouth County SPCA. His passion was working on cars – especially Corvettes. Tom was employed by the Foodtown in Red Bank until his retirement.

Tom was especially close to his friends, Marty Covert and Ronnie Stubbington.

Tom is predeceased by his father and mother, Melvin and Margaret Rose, and his brother, Melvin S. Rose, Jr. He is survived by his life partner, Rosemary Kertis, and her daughters Ann, Teresa, Jeanne and Patty & her husband Dave, as well as his brothers, Robert W. Rose and Noel J. Rose, and his sister, Mary Rose.

Tracy Merola tragically died on March 7, 2017. Visitation will be on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the Thompson Memorial, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank, NJ, between the hours of 3 and 6 PM. Tracy was a well loved employee at Milagro Spa in Red Bank, NJ.

Tracy Merola is survived by her mother Phyllis Evanchik, her father Gerardo Merola, her sister Tina Merola, her step-father Dennis Evanchik, and a large family of many loving Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and her beloved rescue dog Nala.

Doris G. Sergeant passed away peacefully at her home on February 21, 2017 in Oceanport, NJ.   She was born in 1930 to Raymond and Edith Gero in Norwich, CT and grew up in Taftville, CT.  She moved to Red Bank, NJ and attended Red Bank High School where she enjoyed acting and was a majorette.  She graduated from Red Bank High School in 1947 and Katie Gibbs Secretarial School in 1948.  She first worked as a secretary at Camp Coles in Middletown, NJ.     

In 1949, Doris married Raymond E. Sergeant, Jr..  They were happily married for 57 years and had three sons.  She was a wonderful homemaker and took great pride in her family.  Doris was a gourmet cook and known to host numerous and memorable dinner parties for friends and family.  She was an avid skier, tennis player and enjoyed the beach club at Ship Ahoy with her friends dubbed the "Sand Fleas".  Doris was also an accomplished knitter, seamstress, creative flower arranger and a talented gardener.  She was a member and served a term as President of the Women’s Club of Red Bank/Little Silver and was President of the Red Bank Buccaneer Boosters Athletic Club and was co-founder of the Tinker Dorn Trophy. Doris was also a longtime member of Beacon Hill Country Club and enjoyed playing golf with the Woman’s Nine Holers.  A devoted member of St. James Parrish, Doris’s dedication to her faith and love of family and friends will forever leave an indelible mark upon our hearts. 

Marylyn Ann Davis Collins passed away at home, March 1st, 2017, after a battle with cancer.  She was born in Newark, NJ.  The family moved to Oceanport Park on the Shrewsbury River when she was three.  Marylyn graduated from Long Branch High School in 1949 with scholastic and athletic honors.  

She worked as an Executive Assistant to the Fort Monmouth Command and later held the same position at The Charms Candy Company in Newark, NJ.  Her most adventurous position, however, was as one of the first women pursers hired by an American steamship line.  She sailed with Moore McCormack to the British West Indies and South America for several years, igniting her lifelong passion for travel.

In 1955 Marylyn travelled to Hawaii to join her beloved sister and brother-in-law.  Although she fell in love with the islands, after a year she decided she missed the change in seasons and returned to the East Coast.  Marylyn then met her future husband, T Collins, and they married in 1957.  They settled in Rumson where they lived for 46 years and raised their five children.  Marylyn’s most cherished roles were as mother and grandmother.  She lived for her children and grandchildren and shared her love limitlessly and without judgement.  Marylyn took great pride and joy in witnessing their many accomplishments.  She was an almost permanent fixture in the stands and bleachers, as a member of the audience, and as a viewer of webcasts for over 50 years.  

Dorothy H. Gunniss, Age 80 of Shrewsbury, formerly of Little Silver, passed away on February 21, 2017.  Dorothy was very active in local charities and organizations, including the Nifty Fifties at the Church of the Nativity in Fair Haven, the Fair Haven and Little Silver Seniors, the Episcopal Women’s Group at St. John’s Episcopal Church and the Women’s Exchange in Little Silver.  Before retiring she was a legal secretary at the law firm of Shelby, Cullom, Davis & Company in NYC.  

Dorothy is predeceased by her husband Gordon F. Gunniss.  She is survived by her step-children: Gordon “Andy” Gunniss & his wife Wanda of Trumbull, CT; Stephanie Quintal & her husband Carl of Sharon, MA.; Amanda Capossela & her husband Dom of Sharon, MA. Also, her grandchildren: Ian & Hilary Gunniss; Madeline and Samantha Quintal; and Dylan Capossela.

Jack Preston passed away on Feb. 25 at his home in Middletown, N.J.  Born in Red Bank, Jack was fiercely proud of his United States Marine Corps service during the Vietnam War.  He was an usher at Holy Cross Church, Rumson, the owner of J. Preston Realtors, and was past-President of the Monmouth County Board of Realtors.

Jack is loved by those he leaves behind – daughter Sheana Preston and her husband Nicholas Ditri, daughter Brittany Preston, former wife Bonnie Preston, stepchildren Frank Pinto and Carri-Ann Murillo, grandchildren Cody and Brianna, partner Peggy O’Neil and many friends who were family. Jack is predeceased by his parents John and Mae Preston, and is survived by his brother Jim Preston and wife Ann Marie, and his sister Kathleen Preston, husband Dow Walker, Jr. and their six sons.  

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 1st   2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. 

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