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Emil F. Tobias, 96 of Middletown, passed away on January 10, 2017. Originally from Western Pennsylvania, Emil spent most of his adult life in New Jersey and after his retirement in Cape Cod, Massachusetts with his wife Marian. He was the first of six children born to George and Anna Gumca Tobis, immigrants from Czechoslovakia. He attended schools in Farrell, PA and Rutgers University in NJ. He served in CCC 1938 to 1940 and in the Army in WWII from 1942 to 1946, in the Pacific Theater, in Medical Administration, ultimately achieving the rank of Captain. Emil ended his service in Okinawa. He married Marian Hanville, an Army Nurse, in March 1946.

Upon his return to New Jersey, Emil worked for Fidelity Union Bank in Newark, becoming Vice President and retiring in 1985. He and Marian then moved to Cape Cod, MA. He was active in Our Lady of the Cape, Brewster, Dennis Senior Center and Score. Emil and Marian traveled extensively in the US first camping and then by motor home. Eventually he and Marian settled in Middletown to be near their children.

Alma M. Klein, 89 of Red Bank, passed over on January 11, 2017.  She was born to Fred and Monica (Kreamer) Korittke in Jersey City.  Alma was an Executive Assistant at Hess in Woodbridge before becoming the CEO of her family.  She recently moved to Red Bank from Holmdel.  Alma was a passionate reader and supporter of education, the cultural arts and world peace.

Dr. Eric C. Sheffer, 53 of Rumson, passed away suddenly on January 4, 2016. Eric was born to Ervin and Dawn Sheffer in York, PA. He earned his undergraduate degree from Gettysburg University, graduated from Temple University School of Medicine, did his residency at the University of Missouri and a fellowship in Pathology at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. He is a Fellow of the College of American Pathologists.

Eric recently moved to Rumson with his wife Jeanette and was the Laboratory Director for Allied Digestive Health Department of Pathology in Red Bank.

Angelina “Marge” Pimpinella, Age 95 of Red Bank, passed away on January 1, 2017.  Marge was born in the Bronx, NY, to Antonio and Amalia Murolo.  She ended her career as a Branch Manager in Colts Neck after 37 years.  Marge was a Catholic Daughter of America, a Shrewsbury Homesteader and a Member of the National Association of Banking Women.  She was a Communicant of St. James RC Church.  

Marge is predeceased by her husband Anthony in 1981. She is survived by her son Marc Pimpinella & his wife Mary Lou of Toms River, her daughter Phyllis McGushin and her husband Paul of Virginia and her granddaughter Katelyn Marie of Oceanport.

Mary Elizabeth Shaw, aged 77, died peacefully on December 31, 2016, at her home in Middletown. Mary was born in Staten Island, NY, the daughter of Edythe and Raymond Humphreys.

Mary thoroughly enjoyed music and was an avid piano player.

Mary graduated from St Joseph's Hill Academy High School and Wagner College.  In 1962 Mary married the love of her life Maurice K Shaw.

Mary was an elementary school teacher in the NY public school system. She took a break from teaching to raise her three daughters. She returned to teaching in 1979 and taught at St Leo the Great School in Lincroft NJ, where she retired from after 18 years of dedicated service.

Molly “Tuddy” Dalton (nee Lynch) passed away on December 30, 2016 with her daughters by her side.  Molly was born in Newark and was a long time resident of both Elizabeth and Forked River before moving to Tinton Falls.

Molly was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who took tremendous pride in her family and was happiest in their company.  Molly’s kindness and love was felt by all who knew her and her infectious smile captured the hearts of everyone.  Known for her Irish charm and hospitality, she never hesitated to open her heart or her home to family and friends.    Molly loved being a spectator at her grandchildren’s sporting events as well as the Jersey shore, Irish music, shopping, gardening, and crafts.  

Molly was predeceased by her beloved husband of 49 years Michael Joseph, and her parents Thomas and Mary Lynch.  She is survived by her loving family: daughter Kathleen Prestinari, her husband Robert; grandchildren:  Robert, Kaitlyn, Gabriella and Alexa; daughter Eileen Dalton, her partner Rhondell Garlinghouse; brother Thomas Lynch and sister-in-law Sara; sister Margaret Mayer (Lynch) and brother-in-law Raymond.  Also surviving are many loving nieces, nephews, family and friends.  

James Edward Gabriel was born at home to Helen and William McCahill.  Along with his six siblings, he grew up in Jersey City during the Great Depression. Obsessed with sports, Jim played sandlot ball and always remembered his many childhood friends. Jim attended Dickinson HS and St. Peter's Prep where he excelled in baseball and football. He loved jazz and Big Band music. Jim proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII in the South Pacific. Wounded at Tinian, he was awarded the Purple Heart. For 93 years, “The Old Marine” remained a true patriot. “Semper Fi”.

Jim held various full time jobs. After working at Ballantine brewery in Newark, NJ--a job he described as “heaven on earth”-- he worked as a BCI clerk for the Hudson County Sheriff’s office during the day and at the US Postal Service Bulk Center in the evenings.

Jim is predeceased by the love of his life, Mickey. Married for 44 years, Jim and Mickey were active parishioners of St. Aloysius Church in Jersey City. “Jimmy Fan” is survived by his younger sister, Agnes Harris of Warren, NJ; three daughters and sons-in-law who loved him very much: Nora and Michael Monaghan of Little Silver, Katie and Jack Redmond of Howell and Sheila and Tom Jurek of Little Silver, and his six grandchildren: Madelyn, Jimmy and Patrick Monaghan, Luke and Daniel Jurek and Shane Redmond. Attending the sporting events of his nephews, nieces and grandchildren was what “kept him young”.  Jim was a devoted brother, uncle, husband, father and grandparent. His spirit will live on whenever someone successfully executes “the hat trick” or sips a Black and Tan. PopPop passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on December 29, 2016.

James (“Jim”) Davidson Gilbert, Jr. – Loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away on December 27, 2016 in Red Bank.

Jim was born in East Orange, NJ, the youngest son of James and Marguerite Gilbert.  He was raised in Glen Ridge, NJ and graduated from Glen Ridge High School in 1956.  It was there that he met the love of his life and future wife, Jean Curran. He was the co-captain of the Glen Ridge football team, and went on to play for Upsala College where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 1960. After college, Jim enlisted in the Army Reserve and served six months active duty. Soon after, Jim and Jean were married in 1961.  Jim established a successful career in Sales that lasted 40 years; the last 25 of which were spent with the Grapek Company as a Sales Manager. During this time, Jim and Jean lovingly raised their 3 children (Jim, Laurie, and Tim) in Lincroft, New Jersey.

Joseph (Joey) G. Trail, 68, of Lincroft, NJ, passed away on December 26, 2016, at Riverview Medical Center.  Joey was predeceased by his parents, Elizabeth Mayer Trail and Clifford E. Trail, and his brother, Clifford M. Trail.  He is survived by his sister, Karen Trail.

Joey happily resided at Sunrise in Lincroft for the last several years, where he was treated with love and kindness.  Joey liked taking care of the animals at Sunrise, especially the dog, Mellow.  Joey was a kind soul who greeted everyone with a smile.  Special thanks to his family at Sunrise for their love and compassion.

Gloria Carmel Venezia (nee Valenti), 88, Red Bank, NJ passed away on December 20th, 2016 with her family and dear friends by her side.  She is survived by her son Michael J. Venezia, Jr. and his life partner, Karen Apy; daughter Regina Venezia-Walsh, son-in-law Douglas Walsh; and grandchildren:  Kevin and Michaela Venezia and Douglas Patrick Walsh.  She was predeceased by her parents, Carmela Arnone and Anthony Valenti.

Gloria was born in Red Bank, NJ, graduated from Red Bank High School and received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Jersey State Teachers College. Gloria taught at St James Elementary School in Red Bank and married her loving husband in1949. She gave up her teaching career to raise her children and then became manager of numerous entrepreneurial endeavors with her husband including the Trade Winds Motel and Marina in Sea Bright, NJ; as manufacturer of electronic components from their Red Bank based McVen Electronics Laboratory; and, more recently, as proprietor of their beloved junk shop, the Venezia Emporium.  Gloria was also a globe-trotter who lived in Japan and travelled throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East.  Her favorite trips were those to visit relatives in Italy and Sicily and her pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
 

Charles John Arliss, 90, of Locust, died peacefully at home December 17.  He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Mary Kay.

Charlie was born in Newark, to the late Charles and Elizabeth (O'Connor) Arliss.  After graduating from Barringer High School, he served his country during World War II, in the United States Army Air Corps.   After leaving the service, he enrolled at the University of Vermont, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.  He graduated with a degree in business, and then did graduate work at Columbia Business School.  His next stop was Wall Street, where he spent his entire career working for Salomon Brothers, in New York.

In 1950, he married Mary Kay Gilbertson, and they began raising their family shortly thereafter.  They eventually settled in Locust, in 1961, where they resided for the rest of their lives.

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