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James F. Brady (Jim), of Monmouth Beach, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at Riverview Hospital.

Jim was born in 1933 in New York City.  His parents, Patrick and Elizabeth, were recent Irish immigrants.  He was the youngest of four:  sisters, Marie and Anne, and brother, Joe.

Jim served in the U.S. Marine Corp during the Korean War and was stationed in Naples, Italy as a NATO guard.  He returned home to get his high school GED and went on to obtain a degree in accounting from St. Peter’s College.  Jim subsequently found his way into the garment industry and after a number of years in sales, he had an entrepreneurial calling and co-founded Recess Sportswear.  He worked out of his office in the Empire State Building until his retirement in 1991.

Carol Lynn (Satter) McLean, 70, of New Smyrna Beach, Fl, passed away October 17, 2019. Born in Red Bank, NJ, Carol graduated from Red Bank Regional High School in 1967. Marrying her high school sweetheart, Steven McLean on November 28, 1970, she then went on to begin a 31 year long standing career with New Jersey Bell Telephone Co. as manager. Retiring in 1997, she moved to Florida with her husband, enjoying 22 years of happy retired life together. 

Carol was a generous, loving, caring wife, sister, aunt and friend loved by all who had the privilege of being in her company and always putting everyone before herself. Carol hosted wonderful holidays and memorable family parties at her home in Little Silver& New Smyrna Beach. She loved animals, 50’s & 60’s music, attending Nascar races at Daytona International Speedway and was an avid fan of the New York Giants.

Adolph S. “Rudy”  Garcia, Red Bank, NJ, and long time Fair Haven resident, passed gracefully and peacefully from this earth on October 20, 2019. 

He was born in 1931 in  San Jose, California.  His Mother was widowed young, worked hard and raised Rudy and his two older brothers to all be fine, decent men.    He served heroically in the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged as a Sgt First Class in the Army.  After fighting in Korea, he completed his service in Fort Monmouth, NJ where he met the love of his life, a beautiful green eyed secretary named Mary Rose Maffeo in October, 1953.  

Ann M. Connor of Rumson, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, October 15th at the age of 90.  She was born in Hoboken, NJ, to Valentine and Mary Smith and graduated from Rumson High School in 1946.

Ann was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Rumson where she was the bookkeeper for many years.  She enjoyed bowling, reading, going to the beach, and spending time with her neighbor and big sister, Marion.  One of her favorite pastimes was taking daily and noisy predawn walks to the Oceanic Bridge with Marion, much to the dismay of River Road residents. Ann never grasped the basic compass points as they related to the Two River area, resulting in unplanned sightseeing trips when she encountered road detours.  Unlucky passengers noted her simplified driving style:  she was either accelerating or braking, and nothing in between.  Ann especially liked the volleyball games at family barbeques, where she was by far the worst player; but nobody enjoyed it more or laughed harder at her lack of athletic prowess.

Alvina Daisy Shafto, Lincroft, NJ, was born on November 5th in Brooklyn, New York.  She was the second youngest of eight siblings.   Her mother, Catherine Roehrig, died when Alvina was 15; which left her as the devoted caretaker for her father Leonard. 

When Alvina was in her twenties--much to her father's disapproval--she took a trip with her sister Catherine to the Jersey Shore for the weekend. While on their weekend excursion she met a bartender, Warren "Buddy" Shafto, of Tinton Falls, who on weekends worked at the former “Joey Miles” on First Avenue in Atlantic Highlands.  The two instantly fell in love and wrote letters back and forth until Buddy proposed to her and they got married.   Alvina and Buddy had one daughter, Karen (Shafto) York, of Rumson, NJ.   Buddy passed away on April 21, 1979.   

John R. “Jack” Babeuf, of Atlantic Highlands, NJ died on October 11, 2019 at Care One King James Nursing Home. Jack was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Jane Wardell Babeuf, in 2008.

Born on February 1st 1925 in Brooklyn, New York, the only child of Ethel Stevenson and Richard Burr Babeuf. Jack resided in Cranford, NJ through High School, and he graduated from Cranford High in 1944 where he lettered in football and track and was voted “best dressed” by his classmates (a status he maintained throughout life). Immediately after high school, Jack enlisted in the US Naval Air Corp where he served in the Pacific Theater. Upon discharge, Jack attended Colgate University and graduated under the GI Bill in three years in 1949 with degrees in Political Science and History.  

Frank Coppola, 93, formerly of Short Hills and Morristown, NJ passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. He was born in Newark, NJ to the late Elizabeth and Michael Coppola.

Frank’s greatest joy in life was his family. He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years Josephine and his four daughters, Ramona Hays (Paul), Elisa Polifka (Mike), Mary Jo DiSciullo (Alan) and Laura Wallach (Geff).

His legacy lives on through his eight grandchildren and eight great-children whom each had developed their own special relationship with him.

Frank served his country in the US Navy and was stationed at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.  The GI Bill gave him the opportunity to attend Seton Hall University and graduate with a degree Psychology in 1950.

William H. R. White, II, MD, passed away peacefully on September 29, 2019 in Shrewsbury at the age of 91.

He was born in Long Branch to the late Minnie and Ensley White.  Bill graduated from Red Bank High School and then went on to Princeton University and Hahnemann Medical School. He proudly served his country in the U. S. Navy as an officer in the Medical Services Corps in Bainbridge MD. After his naval service, Bill went into Obstetrics & Gynecological practice with his brother, Ensley, in Red Bank where he practiced for over 40 years.  Bill was Chief of Obstetrics at Riverview Hospital for several years.

Bill enjoyed fishing and crabbing on the Navesink River with family and friends and was an accomplished and talented decoy/waterfowl carver.

Joyce C. Field, age 88, of Red Bank, NJ, peacefully passed away on September 21, 2019. She was born in Savannah, Georgia to Lillie and David Schuman on May 9, 1931.

Joyce was predeceased by her husband, Vernon Field, and her daughter, Della Hall. She is survived by her daughters, Joyce Simpson, of Cumberland, MD; and Virginia Meece, of Taylors, SC; her son, David Gandy and his wife Diane of Cordele, GA; her cherished grandchildren: Stace and her husband Tanner, Mandy, Stephan, Jonathan; her precious great-grandchildren: Caddie, Christian, Caden, Tori, and Jared. Joyce will be dearly missed, and always in our hearts.

Douglas McCrum, 92, of Tinton Falls, passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. Born in Queens, NY, he resided in Shrewsbury for 50 years before moving to Tinton Falls.

Douglas was a physical education teacher and began his career at Rumson Country Day School where he taught for four years. He moved on to Shrewsbury Boro Elementary School, where he became the first Physical Education Teacher at that school. He remained there for 36 years and was a beloved teacher who touched many lives. He was affectionately known by all as “Mr. Mac”. 

His teaching abilities were recognized and in 1986 he was awarded the Annual Governor’s Teachers Recognition Program Award after 32 years of exemplary teaching and service.

Douglas served his Country in the US Navy and was a WWII Veteran. He was a Signalman on the US Aircraft Carrier – USS Randolph. Upon completion of his service, he attended and received his Bachelors Degree in Physical Education from Springfield College and continued on to Rutgers University where he received his Masters Degree in Education.

Ernest E. Trunzo (Ernie), of Red Bank, passed on September 25th, 2019 with his family by his side. Ernie was born and raised in Red Bank, NJ. He resided in River Plaza for the past 42 years.

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