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Henry A. Diodato, 77, of Red Bank, NJ, passed away on March 10, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. As he departed this life, he was surrounded by his loving daughters. 

Henry is a graduate of Red Bank Catholic High School and a Veteran of the United States Air Force. Henry’s military service was followed by a long career with Linden Motor Freight and Stavola Construction. He will be remembered for his amazing sense of humor, his love of 50’s music earning him the nickname “The Big Bopper,” enjoying a good cigar, and being a devoted husband, father,  and grandfather. 

Walter T. Wolejsza, 92, was reunited with his wife, Ann, on March 7, 2018. He was born and raised in Brooklyn and resided in Lincroft for the past 59 years. He met Ann while working in the Defense Industry in the 1940’s. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War 2in the Philippines. He served in the Korean Conflict as well. 

Walter worked for New York Telephone Company and later retired from Lucent. He was a Life Member of the Lincroft Fire Company. Walter was also a Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus. He had a passion for golf, bowling, and was an avid sports fan.

Marian Ryan Kittell Tuttle, 94, passed away peacefully on March 2, 2018, at home.  She was born in NYC to John and Clementine Ryan and lived in Monmouth Beach and Oceanport most of her life.  Marian attended and graduated from Monmouth Beach Grammar School, graduated from Long Branch High School in 1941 and Newark State Teacher’s College in 1948.  She was an elementary school teacher and educator who taught primary grades in Elizabeth, West Long Branch and Monmouth Beach before retiring in 1985.  

Marian was also a well known watercolor artist.  Many of her works are in private collections nationwide. 

Richard L. "Pop-Pop" Bennett SR, 88 of Fair Haven, passed away after a brief illness on February 28, 2018 at Riverview Hospital in Red Bank. He was born at Riverview Hospital, Red Bank, "when it was a house".  Richard was a lifelong resident of the Two River area and would frequently comment how much he enjoyed growing up there, especially with sailing memories on the Navesink River, as well as lifeguarding at Ship Ahoy and Sandlass Beach Club. He attended Rumson Fair Haven High School, and graduated Red Bank Regional High School. He attended the Peddie School as well as Bucknell University. He retired as president of the J.C. Williams Outdoor Advertising Company in Asbury Park.

Edmund (Ed) E. Matejczyk, 67 of Sea Bright, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 18 at Monmouth Medical Long Branch.  Ed was born in Holyhead, Anglesey, North Wales, GB, the Son of the late Peter and Hilda (Ellard) Matejczyk.  Raised in Rumson, he graduated from Rumson Fair Haven High School.  He was well known in the area for his honesty, reliability and admirable dock building skills.

Ed loved his Chris Craft Dory and going on fishing trips.  He enjoyed horse racing, watching the NY Giants and golfing with friends.  Ed had a passion for cooking and loved to whip up amazing meals for all.

Laverne Haase age 87, was called Home to join her late husband Edward Haase Jr, on February 19, 2018. Laverne was born in Washington, Missouri to Viola and John Breeden. She was one of seven children. While working in St. Louis as a registered nurse, Laverne met the love of her life. Ed swept her off her feet to Fairfield Connecticut, where they raised their four children. Her strong sense of family and welcoming way, made it easy for her children’s friends to call the Haase residence there second home. Laverne loved to cook, bake pies for a local restaurant, throw parties, play cards and always looked forward to the family summer road trips. 

After her children were grown, she and Ed moved back to Missouri. Laverne coveted family time, playing bingo, going to the riverboat casinos and just sitting around a table talking and laughing for hours on end.

Rumson – Rosalie C. Ramsey, 102, passed away peacefully at home on February 18, 2018.  Rosalie was the daughter of George and Amelia Christie. She was a communicant of Holy Cross Church and the Church of the Nativity. 

Rosalie was a member of the Rumson Garden Club, the Rumson Country Club, the Seabright Beach Club and the Seabright Lawn, Tennis & Cricket Club.  She was an avid bridge player.

Dorothy Cumming Scott, 82 of Irmo, South Carolina died on February 10, 2018. She was born in New York City and lived in Rumson and Little Silver, New Jersey for 73 years before moving to South Carolina in 2008.

“Dotsie” was a graduate of the Rumson Country Day School, Rumson, NJ, the Garrison Forest School, Garrison, MD, and the Katherine Gibbs School in Boston, MA.  After graduation she was employed by Raymond Lowey, an industrial design firm in New York City.  After raising two children, the Point Road School in Little Silver, NJ hired her as a teacher’s assistant for ten years.

Barbara Zambotti Mallin, 64, passed away at Riverview Medical Center on February 16, 2018, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Born and raised in Johnstown, PA to Guido and Anna Zambotti, Barbara moved to Long Branch, NJ following her graduation magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. Barbara met her husband while they were both studying for their MBA’s from Monmouth University. She began her career at Fort Monmouth in 1975, where she stayed for nearly 40 years before retiring in 2015. Barbara, her husband of 32 years, Raemon, and their two children, Andrew and Jeremy have been a part of the Ocean Township community since 1992. Barbara loved spending hot, sunny days at the beach in Loch Arbor when she wasn’t tending to her beautiful gardens, cheering for the NY Giants and the NY Yankees or spoiling her beloved granddaughter, Lila.

Josephine F. Menna, of Red Bank, passed away peacefully on February 14, 2018.  Josie was born in Long Branch to Joseph and Dolores Ferrogine and has lived in Red Bank for the past 67 years.  She was a retired hairdresser and homemaker who was very involved in the community and St. Anthony of Padua Church.  Josie was a Past President of St. Anthony’s PTA, a Past Treasurer of the Regional Diocese PTA for three years, she volunteered at Riverview Medical Center, was Secretary of St. Ann’s Society and chaired the cancer drive and helped with the heart and leukemia drives and in 1992 she was the President of St. Ann’s Service Associated Sisters of Lucy Filipini ASLF.

Marsh A. Bryan, 84 of Little Silver, passed away peacefully, surrounded by lots of family, on February 13, 2018.  He was an insurance broker with Johnson and Higgins in NYC and also enjoyed owning ABC Sports of Little Silver, NJ.

He attended Rumson Country Day School, St. Bernards, Pomfret School and graduated from Princeton in 1955.  He was a former member of the Rumson Country Club, Sea Bright Lawn Tennis & Cricket Club, the Key Largo Anglers Club and  the Sea Bright Beach Club.   His favorite activities were skiing, golf, fishing, rowing, bridge and tennis. 

Bruce S. Thompson, Owner & Manager, NJ LIC #3740