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Jane Fox Zerrer of Tinton Falls, New Jersey passed away peacefully at Riverview Medical Center on September 4, 2020 following a brief illness. Born and raised in Hanover, Pennsylvania Jane was the only child born of Ralph and Lillian Fox.

Jane attended Harcum College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania where she majored in Drama, the perfect major for a Drama Queen. Her best friends through grade school and high school called themselves, “The Gang.” The group of eight struck up their friendship around two tables of Bridge. Speaking of drama, Ann Roth, the famous American Costume Designer was one of “The Gang” members. What a thrill it was for the girls the night Ann won the Oscar for Best Costume Design for “The English Patient!” The forever friends kept in touch well into their later years.

While studying at Harcum, Jane met the love of her life, John Gehri Zerrer (Jack) who was studying at Haverford College, a mere six minutes away from her campus. After a brief courtship, Jane and Jack married and moved to Middletown, New Jersey where Jack worked in the insurance and financial planning business and Jane eventually became a stay-at-home-Mom to her beloved sons, Johnny and Jeffrey.

Frank Paul Soldo Jr., (91), of Lincroft, NJ, passed away September 2, 2020. He was born July 6, 1929 to parents Frank P Soldo and Nicoletta D’Amato in Jersey City, NJ. Frank graduated from Red Bank High School, Red Bank, NJ in 1946 and performed 4 years of military service with the US Air force. He married Gloria Codispoti in 1955 and recently celebrated their 65th year of marriage.

Frank is survived by Gloria and his son Paul along with his three grandsons, Tyler, Davis, Logan and daughter in law Danielle. He was predeceased by his first son Frank P Soldo III; brothers, Sam, John, Dominick, Ralph and sisters, Mildred Fogacci, Rose Lettieri, Ethel Porcelli and Mary Crosson. Also leaves numerous nephews and nieces.

Frank worked the majority of his career as a Project Manager for the Satellite Division at Ft. Monmouth and retired from Northrop Grumman. He was active at St. Catharine’s Church in Holmdel, providing parishioners donuts and warm coffee once a month. Frank enjoyed his days at home tending to his house and yard and his time with his grandchildren. Frank was a positive influence to all who loved him. His unselfish nature and pure happiness for life was infectious to anyone he met and he will be dearly missed.

Arthur Holmes Sorensen died on August 26th, 2020. He was the son of Sverre Sorensen, born in Norway in 1912, and Harriette Arthur Dyer Sorensen, born in Freehold in 1915. He was the first grandson on both sides so ended up with the family nickname of King. The “Arthur” came from Harriette’s father, Arthur Dyer, and the “Holmes” came from Harriette’s brother, Holmes Murphy Dyer, and from Obediah Homes, after whom Holmdel is named.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Leigh, and by their 3 daughters: Jenny, Eliza and Meredith. The daughters provided them with 7 grandchildren: Sophie, Ellis, Spencer, Arden, Sebastian, Jasko Arthur, and Rosie Elizabeth. He is also survived by his sisters: Sandra Henning and Alicia Robertson.

King attended Rumson Country Day School, founded by his cousin, Harriet Clarke, and her husband, Harold. He went to Middlesex School in Concord, Massachusetts and was valedictorian of his class of 1959. King graduated from Williams College and NYU Law School. He worked in Atlantic Highlands for 45 years.

Paul C. Dobrosky passed away at home on 8/22/20 at the age of 82. He was born in Shamokin, PA, and resided in Shrewsbury, NJ for the past 60 years. Paul was a Rumson-Fair Haven HS ’57 graduate, active in alumni reunions. Paul and his wife, Anne C. (nee Lalonde), raised their four daughters in Shrewsbury. Until his retirement in 2005, Paul owned and ran Everyday Home Maintenance. Paul was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed waterfowl hunting, fishing, and crabbing all along the Jersey Shore; he was also an avid golfer. Paul’s waterfowl interests included a life-long dedication to decoy carving, for which he won numerous awards at competitions throughout the US and Canada. He also was a frequent judge at competitions and delighted in sharing his knowledge and skills by teaching others to carve. For some years, he served on the board of the New Jersey Waterfowlers and participated in the young waterfowlers program.

Herbert (Herb) Schumann of Red Bank passed away peacefully on August 16, 2020, at age 91. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 40 years, Clare. He is also survived by his brother, Walter, of Sun City Center, FL, children: Mark (Loretta) Schumann of Gold Canyon, AZ, Richard (Treacy) Schumann of Lyman, SC, Laura (Daniel Pol) Schumann of Washington DC, stepchildren: Roberta Cleary of Ponte Vedra, FL, Justine (Kevin) Starrett of Chagrin Falls, OH, Adrienne (Ray Hickman) Doherty of Red Bank, NJ, many adoring grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. Herb, a twin, was born in Staten Island, NY, on 1/25/1929, son of the late Walter and Emma Bendel Schumann. He graduated from Curtis High School (1947), served in the army and army reserves (1951 – 1957), and received bachelor’s (1954) and master’s (1963) degrees from Wagner College. Herb proudly worked as an eighth-grade schoolteacher at Shrewsbury Borough School for 31 years and especially enjoyed leading students on their annual class trip to Washington DC until he retired in 1990.

Margaret “Marghi” Odell departed from this life peacefully at the age of 70 on August 15, 2020, with her family at her side after courageously battling cancer. Born in Detroit, she graduated from Grosse Pointe High School in 1968 where she was elected to the homecoming court. Marghi went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Alma College in Alma, MI, where she was homecoming queen.

After teaching in a one-room schoolhouse, she attended the University of Michigan, receiving a master’s degree in guidance and counseling. Moving to New York City, she became a senior flight attendant for Transamerica Airlines where she was honored for outstanding service. Later, as a corporate flight attendant, Marghi flew the rich and famous worldwide while residing in Little Silver, NJ. Married to Thomas Billy in 1996, the couple adopted their daughter, Viktoria, from Russia.

Raymond D. Woods, 61, passed away peacefully at his home on August 8, 2020. Ray was born in Queens, New York, to the late Francis X. and Catherine C. Woods.

Ray was a graduate of the former Riverview Hospital School of Radiologic Technology and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Rutgers University. Over the course of his career, he held positions as Lead CT Technologist at CentraState Medical Center, Clinical Education Specialist at Philips Healthcare and, at the time of his death, CT Technologist at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

Florence Ivan, 96, of Middletown, New Jersey passed away peacefully at home with family at her side on August 13th.  She was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey and resided in Middletown for the past sixty-six years. Florence was employed by Old Anaconda Copper Works in Perth Amboy, New Jersey as a Data processing Supervisor for over twenty-five years.

Florence was a devoted and loving family woman.  She enjoyed sewing, knitting, and doing arts and crafts.  She was involved with the Catholic Daughters of America who provided support for charities.  She attended weekly events at the Senior Citizens Center in Red Bank where she played cards with her friends.  In addition to these activities she was a devout Catholic and was a Eucharist Minister for St. James Church.

Middletown – Beverly Sadler Lindsay passed away on August 10, 2020. She was 79 and was born in Weogufka, AL. Beverly moved to Red Bank, NJ with her parents and sister in 1956. She married Gordon C. Lindsay in 1963 and they were together for 63 Amazing Years.

She was a graduate of Red Bank High School and earned her BA degree in English and Math from Dickinson College, PA. She earned a MA in Education from Kean University. Beverly was a passionate lifetime educator, she taught Math, English, and Basic Skills at Middletown High School North for over 30 years. She was highly active in the Middletown Township PTA holding executive office positions and organizing the first Drug Task Force.

Beverly was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church of Red Bank and was an Advisor of their Youth Fellowship program for 8 years where she was known as “Mom Lindsay”. She also was member of the Scholastic Assistance Committee. One of Beverly’s favorite quotes was “Nothing you do for children is ever wasted”. In retirement, Beverly was a dedicated volunteer for over 10 years at Lunch Break in Red Bank.

Robert (Bob) Van Brunt, 82 of Shrewsbury, NJ passed away July 31st at Monmouth Medical Center. Born November 12, 1937 in Eatontown, NJ, he attended Red Bank High School then served in the United States Navy from 1955-1963.

Bob was a very proud American and loved his country. He was devoted to his family and loved life, he especially loved going on cruises. He was a big sports fan, loving the Mets, Giants and wrestling.

He is survived by his loving wife Vicki, whom he was married to for 60 years. He is also survived by his two children, his son Robert Van Brunt and wife Judy of Point Pleasant Beach, NJ and his daughter Nekay and husband John Quinn of Tinton Falls, NJ. Bob also leaves behind his 6 grandchildren, Jake, Rachel and Matthew Van Brunt and Caitlin, Shannon and Colleen Quinn. He is survived by his brother Irv Van Brunt and two sisters Dolores Chahalis and Edith Laspada. Bob was loved by all who knew him and will be truly missed by his family and friends.

Mario Lamola of Tinton Falls, NJ left us on August 7, 2020, at the age of 88. He was born in Newark, NJ and resided in Tinton Falls, NJ for the past twenty-two years. Mario was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers International Association, Local #137. He proudly served in the US Army during the Korean War. Mario regularly attended St. Anselm’s Church of Tinton Falls. He loved to travel, and one of his greatest pleasures was spending quality time with his family and friends.

Mario was a caring husband, father, and grandpa who was incredibly devoted to his family. He is survived by his beloved wife, Carmela Lamola (nee DiMaio), his children Mario Lamola Jr., Angela Pineno and her husband Michael Pineno. He was predeceased by his first wife, the mother of his children, Eleanor Lamola, his parents, Angelo and Immaculata Lamola, and his seven siblings.

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