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Jeanette A. Choma of Middletown, NJ, peacefully passed away at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank on November 20, 2020. She was born at Fordham Hospital in The Bronx, NY, on February 19, 1932. She resided in her youth on Shrewsbury Avenue in Red Bank, NJ. She was a graduate of Red Bank High School Class of 1950. She married her husband John Choma Jr. of Swoyersille, PA on November 29, 1952, in Red Bank, NJ. She worked briefly for the phone company in Red Bank as a switchboard operator. After her marriage she resided in Fair Haven until 2015. She was a 58-year member of the Fair Haven Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

Jeanette loved roller skating and was a roller skater at The Singing Wheels Roller Rink in Red Bank. She also enjoyed, and was proficient at, the art of sewing. She also loved to paint and draw.

Following a mighty battle with cancer, Carolyn E. Brown, 64, went to be with The Lord on Nov. 9th, while at home, with family by her side as she wished.

Born in Long Branch, NJ, to Lindal & Joyce Brown, she was the 2nd oldest of 5 children. Carolyn was predeceased by her baby brother, Joseph, in 1967 and her parents in 2002.  As Owner and President, Carolyn made Brown’s a woman-owned and led HVAC and Contracting company, a rarity in NJ.  Carolyn’s big heart and spirit of generosity were the core to having close relationships with employees and customers alike. Having an open-door policy, Carolyn was never too busy to listen to anyone, and it brought her great joy to help others. Carolyn’s integrity in business made for long-standing relationships with her vendors and customers, where a hand shake still stood for something. 
 

Sebastian “Benny” Sciscilo entered eternal rest on November 14, 2020. He was born, and lived most of his life in Jersey City, NJ until he moved to Little Silver, NJ seven years ago. Benny was a dedicated worker for Maxwell House in Hoboken, NJ for 25 years. After retiring from Maxwell House, he worked as a custodial engineer at New Jersey City University. Benny enjoyed listening to music, going to Atlantic City, playing the lottery, crabbing, growing his sunflowers, talking on the phone with friends and family, and spending time with his children and grandson. He was always ready to tell a good joke.

Benny was predeceased by his parents Frank and Anna (Murro), his wife Florence (Kohn) of 43 years, and their newborn son, Robert in 1969.

Benny was a kind and caring man especially devoted to his family. He is survived by his two daughters, Susan Sciscilo-Macola and her husband, Phil, Florence De Costa and her husband, Gene, and his adored grandson, Brian De Costa. Benny also leaves behind 5 siblings, Frank and his wife Elizabeth, Teresa Heil and her late husband Ronald, Frances Sciscilo, Rose Baker and her husband Harold, and Carol Sciscilo.

On November 7, William P. Horan (aka Bill) passed away at 92, in Red Bank, NJ. Loving husband of 62 years to surviving wife, Hilda, father of 5, grandfather to 9 and great to 1. He lived a life filled with family, friends, culture, education on many levels, and plants. Educated in the US, South America and Europe, he held several degrees. In the Army, he did research for intelligence agencies and later worked for Remington Rand in the early days of computers. His job with Farrell Shipping took him to Liberia, West Africa, where he married Hilda. His main career was teaching Spanish, French and Latin at Clarkstown North H.S. (NY), where he was beloved. His passion for gardening took him to the NY Botanical Gardens for master gardening classes. An avid reader, he read to his children, instilling a love for reading. Later in life we would swap books amongst us. He was a generous, outgoing man who charmed everyone he met with his intelligence, warmth, quick smile and witty humor. Bill was involved civically, serving as Town Supervisor of Hamptonburgh, NY, and through the Catholic Church, Kiwanis and Knights of Columbus. May his Celtic soul be dancing and enjoy reuniting with family and friends in Heaven. One of the last true gentlemen.

Leon Lonczak passed away on 10/30/20. He was born in Plainfield, NJ and was a lifelong Central New Jersey native. Leon and his wife Lori raised their two children in North Brunswick and moved to Fair Haven after Leon retired, in 2019, from a successful career in the biopharmaceutical industry at Bristol Myers Squibb.

Leon then enjoyed his time as a sales agent with Resources Realty in Rumson. Leon was a Rutgers University ’81 graduate and was proud to be a member of the Scarlet R Athletics Club. Leon enjoyed cars, bike riding, tennis, watching college sports, real estate and spending time with his two daughters.

Doris V. Scheuing, born September 28, 1921, in Philadelphia, PA, passed away peacefully at home on October 29, 2020. Doris was very proud of her years at Westchester College, the Class of 1943, and the many friends she made whilst there.

Doris was married to Richard Scheuing who was one the founders of Fleet Week in New York City and a member of the Navy League.

Doris was a lifelong animal lover and very generous to all animal sanctuaries.

Verna Augusta Matthews, of Red Bank, New Jersey, passed peacefully away on October 25, 2020. Verna was born in Neptune, New Jersey, on December 19, 1944.

Verna was raised in South Belmar, New Jersey, where she attended grammar and high school at the Church of Saint Rose, Belmar. Growing up, you could find Verna on any spring, summer, or fall day at her beloved 19th Avenue beach with her friends listening to Elvis, the Everly Bros., and so on, and talking about school and boys. 

Verna married Clifford Tolmie and moved to Toms River, New Jersey. While raising their children, Verna worked as a secretary and bookkeeper for a private family business.

Ronald Cleon Anderson, 83, of Hazlet was called home to the Lord on Monday, October 26th at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank. He was born and raised in Newark, NJ. He quit school at 16 to work for his father’s vending machine company in order to take care of his siblings after the passing of his mother. He lived in Paxton, Georgia for a while before moving to Red Bank to raise his own family.

Ron was a foreman at Atlantic Glass Company in Red Bank where he worked as a glazer for 45 years. He enjoyed fishing, boating, playing poker and bingo.

He was predeceased by his father Cleon Pervis Anderson and mother Anna Rose (Lemmons) Anderson; his wife Veronica; his sister Shirley Hullings and brothers Roger and Richard Anderson.

Howard Robert (“Bob”) Westerman passed away peacefully on 19 October 2020. Born 17 February 1926 in Jersey City, NJ, Robert was the son of Rita and Edward Westerman, and the devoted husband of Paula Ann Westerman, who survives him. Father of Jeff Westerman (married to Theresa Westerman) of Moreau, NY, and Amy Westerman of Exton PA, he also leaves one grandson and five great-grandchildren. Bob and Paula lived in Little Silver, NJ between 1970-2017, then in 2018 they happily moved to The Atrium in Red Bank, NJ.

An only child, Robert graduated in 1942 from Snyder High School in Jersey City. From there he attended St. Peter’s College in Jersey City for one year, before proudly joining the US Navy in 1943. He was stationed in Taklambi, New Guinea, serving in the PT Boat squadrons.

Mimi Cittadino passed away peacefully on 10/21/20. She grew up in Little Silver and graduated from Red Bank Catholic High School. Mimi lived the majority of her life in Eatontown with her husband and daughters and was a proud employee of Wegmans in Ocean for the past 15 years. 

Mimi was a beloved mother, wife, sister, daughter, and friend to many. With a natural gift of listening and compassion, many sought out Mimi for advice. She had a passion for food and cooking, music (U2), animals, and her family. She was a fun, relaxed, easy going, and spiritual woman who could make her presence known just by walking in a room. 

Howard L. Mason died Monday, October 2nd at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank.  He was raised in Springfield, N.J. graduating from Jonathan Dayton Regional High School and Columbia Univ. NYC with a Master’s degree.  He pursued a career as a Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, beginning at Murray Hill, NJ and moving with his department to the AT&T facility in Holmdel, retiring after 30 years of service.  His motto became "Retirement is a full-time job.".  Howard was a past member of the United Methodist Church in Springfield and Little Silver, and for many years, the Tower Hill Presbyterian Church of Red Bank, always giving faithfully of his time and talents. 

Howard loved the sea, and spent many enjoyable days swimming, boogie boarding or just relaxing.  He was a talented musician, playing the piano and organ by ear.  He loved listening to barbershop harmony and was a member of the Monmouth County Theater Organ Society.  Many enjoyable outings were spent " birding" as a member of the Monmouth County Audubon and also with the NJ Audubon. 

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