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Arthur G. Fitzpatrick, 91, of Shrewsbury NJ, passed away at home on April 10, 2017.

He was born in Plainfield, NJ on February 14, 1926.  He lived in Patchogue, N.Y. through the 7th Grade and returned to Plainfield for 8th Grade and High School.

He served in the U. S. Army during the occupation of Japan in the city of Hakodate on the northern island of Hokaido.  Initially in the 77th Division, he was a platoon leader in the anti-tank company. Later, in the 11th Airborne, he was the battalion supply officer. He jumped five times to qualify as paratrooper, then one more time after that.

Under sponsorship of the Federal Communications Commission in 1948, he was assigned the amateur radio call of W2YBS.

He graduated from Rutgers University as an electrical engineer in 1950 and was a member of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society.

Eileen F. Moore, Age 86, of Manchester, passed away peacefully on April 13, 2017.  Eileen was born in Brooklyn, NY to Gerald and Mary (Maloney) Walsh. She was an Administrator at Crown Nursing Home in Brooklyn, NY.

Eileen was a long time parishioner of the Good Shepherd RC Church in Brooklyn, NY and St. John’s RC Church in Lakehurst and was very active at both churches.  She taught pre-cana and was a Eucharistic minister.  Eileen was a Columbette in the Knights of Columbus.  She was also a volunteer at Kimball Medical Center in Lakewood.  Eileen was a member of the Knoll Aires Singing Group.

Helen L. Harmyk of Middletown New Jersey passed away at 77 years of age on April 6, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Victor P Harmyk Sr. She loved spending time with friends and family and could always be seen tending to her garden.

She is survived by her daughter Anna Harmyk-LePore and her husband Dr. Vincent LePore, her son Victor P Harmyk Jr and his wife Jenny Harmyk, and her three loving grandchildren Dominique, Gabrielle, and Steven who will miss her dearly.

Adam Matthew Tobias, 36 of Eatontown, passed away at home on Monday, April 3, 2017. Adam was born in Red Bank, NJ. He was employed at Lawes Coal Company for 19 years. He enjoyed spending time with his dog, playing video games and interacting with wildlife.

Adam leaves behind his wife Krista and his cat Zelda; his parents Richard Sr. and Jennifer Tobias of Little Silver; his sister Alicia and her fiancé Adam; his brother Richard Jr. and his wife Heather; his father-in-law Dana Goetz, his mother-in-law Donna Goetz, both of Ontario, Canada; his brother-in-laws Steven Goetz and his wife Lisa and Craftsman Thomas Goetz (Canadian Armed Forces) and his wife Kathryn; his nieces and nephews Richard III and Jack Tobias, Danny and Elle Smith, Jack and Elliot Goetz; his aunts Bonnie of Rumson and Sue of New York; and many cousins.

Betsy Quirk Bryan died on April 2, 2017. An extraordinary mother, wife, sister, and friend she lived a full life and will be missed by all who knew her. Her indomitable spirit, humor, and loyalty were with her until the end. Gardening, learning, playing bridge, competitive games, cultural and current events were just a few of her lifelong passions. She freely shared her love for her garden, her love for her family, her dog, and her friends.

She was predeceased by her husband, Richard D. S. Bryan. She is survived by her three daughters, Helen Hubbard of Ashland, OR, Martha Bryan of Mill River, MA and Nancy Bryan of Fair Haven, NJ and four grandchildren, Ben, Melissa, Tommy and George.

Madalyn Elizabeth Massabni was given her angel wings on March 30, 2017 at 16:55 hours following an unexpected and rare bout with Septic Shock. She was taken from us far too soon. Her final hours were spent surrounded by family and loved ones.

Madalyn’s life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by her understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. Her beautiful smile melted the hearts of those who knew and loved her and her amazing sense of humor could always make people laugh.

With Madalyn’s passing we remind others that her life is one to be celebrated. Although we will miss her dearly every day she will forever remain in our hearts. Throughout her life we were able to create wonderful memories and it has been an honor and a privilege to be the parents and brother of this beautiful, loving, amazing and caring young woman.

Madalyn lived life to the fullest. She shared a passion for cheerleading in high school, helped manage the boys spring track team when she was a Junior, and during the summer, on warm sunny days, loved spending time at the beach basking in the sun with her friends. She was a sweet and vibrant young woman and the sunshine of her parent’s eyes. Born March 27, 1998 to the parents of Dawn and George Massabni and sister to Georgie, Madalyn graduated from Rumson Fair Haven High School, June 2016 and was attending her Freshman year of college at Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida. She was a sister of the Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority at Lynn.

Thaisa “Yvonne” Dietrich, 98 of Tinton Falls, passed away on February 21, 2017. She was born in Lynhurst, NJ to Joseph and Margaret Wengland. She was a secretary for the 3M Corp in West Caldwell, NJ.

She was predeceased by her parents and her husband Peter J. Dietrich. She is survived two sisters-in-law and by many nieces and nephews.

Barbara A. Schnuriger passed away on March 4, 2017.   

Barbara was one of three beautiful daughters of Carmen Rudolph Marmaro and Margaret Ann Pellechi. She was born in 1937 and raised on E. 117th St. in New York City, N.Y. Barbara attended Julia Richmond High School and had a concentration in business studies. After she graduated, her parents relocated to Keansburg, N.J., where she obtained a bank teller position. During this time, she met and married Joseph Schnuriger and went on to have a son, Michael Schnuriger. In a few years, they relocated to Jersey City, and she became fluent in payoll and human resources. Barbara worked for such companies as, Resorts International in Atlantic City and Stevens Tech in Hoboken. Barbara also lived in Bayonne for many years and finally relocated to Lincroft, N.J.

Barbara was a devout Catholic who attended church and when her disabilities disabled her, she had the priest visit so she could continue with her confessions and receive Holy Communion. You often found her watching religious programs and saying her prayers. She was one of the most compassionate caring people you could ever meet and extremely family oriented. She always took care of anyone who needed it. She was known for sending cards to family and friends like clock work for almost every holiday. She never missed one. The family always looked forward to receiving those cards and they will be missed.

Mary Etta “Mary” Moffler, age 91, of Lincroft, passed away on March 29, 2017, at Willow Springs Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, Brick. Mary and her family had moved into Lincroft in 1953. In 1965 Mary became a member of the United Methodist Church of Red Bank, the church she and her late husband Paul took their wedding vows in 1946. Mary was always ready to welcome someone into her home with a cup of coffee or tea and one of her home baked goodies.

Mary was predeceased by her husband Paul A. in 2001; sister Hannah Morris and brothers Carl, Charles and Tylee Sculthorpe. She is survived by two sons, Paul “Roger” and wife Susanne of Bedford, VA and Carl and wife Lynne of Howell; three grandchildren, Justin Moffler, Shannon and husband Mark Eisenhauer, and Kirsten and husband James Washburn; great grandson Mark; nephews Tylee, Jr., Ronald and Kenneth Sculthorpe and nieces Mary Lou Gravatt and husband Tom, Linda Berry and other extended family and friends.

Carlotta Ramsey Niles, 103 passed away peacefully at her home in Shrewsbury, NJ on March 28, 2017. Born on May 27, 1913 in New York she was raised by her maternal grandmother in Matawan and later Long Branch where she graduated high school. She attended Boston University for one year until she married her husband Jonathan H. Niles in 1931.

She was pre-deceased by her husband of 56 years and her son Jonathan H. Niles Jr. Her daughters Carlotta Niles Emmons of Red Bank and Diana Niles King of Pine Plains, NY, survive her. She was the beloved grandmother of Elizabeth Niles Ford of Rumson, Jonathan H. Niles III of Long Branch, Taryn Emmons Freeman of Orlando, FL, Ronald Emmons Jr. of Red Bank, Hope Emmons McCauley of Middletown and Mark Emmons of Davidsonville, MD. She was “GiGi” to 10 great-grandchildren.

Always fiercely independent she lived her life fully and fearlessly. She built her home in Shrewsbury in 1935 and raised her family there. She was a long time member of both the Seabright Lawn Tennis & Cricket Club and the Deal Golf and Country Club. She loved tennis and played well into her 90’s.

She was a life long learner and believed you could always get better at anything if you studied and worked hard. She applied this philosophy when she took up the game of Bridge. Carlotta was a fierce competitor at the bridge table and was playing at the Jersey Bridge Club 3-5 times a week at 103 years old.

She will be remembered as an intrepid traveler who loved hot air ballooning. Her final hot air balloon flight was in 2016 over the Mara River in Kenya. While on safari, a Masaai tribal chief named her “Namunyuk” “The Lucky One.”

Astrid Pochop, Age 45 of Middletown, passed away on March 21, 2017. Astrid was born in South Amboy to Gerhard and Dorothea (Brummer) Pochop.

She earned an Economics Degree from The Munich School of Management in Munich Germany. She was Chief of Staff in Equity Trading at The Bank of America in New York City. She was a communicant of St. James RC Church in Red Bank.

Astrid is predeceased by her father Gerhard. She is survived by her husband Rob MacFawn, their children Andrew and Madeleine, her mother Dorothea of Old Bridge, NJ, and her brother Jurgen and his wife Elke of Kohlberg, Germany.

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