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Joan Elizabeth McGhee nee. Kelly, age 80, formerly of Dublin, Ireland passed away peacefully at home on October 23, 2018.

Born February 25, 1938, Joan was the second eldest of the Kelly clan. Immigrating to America in the 1960s, Joan and her family settled in Elizabeth, New Jersey. In 1975, Joan moved to the Jersey Shore and made her home in Middletown.

Joan’s dedication to helping and serving found her assuming prominent positions in Irish Northern Aid, an American based membership organization that supports the establishment of a democratic 32 county Ireland. In addition, Joan made her mark early as one of the few women to assume ownership as a franchisee in Dunkin’ Donuts. Over the course of 35 years, Joan served as owner and operator of numerous Dunkin’ Donuts franchises, never forgetting her humble beginnings.

Anne Frazier Walradt was born Dorothy Anne Frazier on December 31,1942, to Ivan Gray Frazier and Dorothy Belle Felix Frazier. She went by Anne to prevent confusion with her mother and was grateful the whole world celebrated her birthday each year. Anne passed away at home, surrounded by family on October 23, 2018.

Anne is survived by her husband John Pierce Walradt (the Captain) whom she picked from a Farmhouse Fraternity lineup in 1962; her four children: Daniel (the first mate), Michael (the kind one), James (the practical one), and Elizabeth (the mini-me); and her two grandchildren Olivia (7) and Owen (3), both James’s. Also in the clan are daughters-in-law Laura and Erin, and son-in-law Alexander Scherer.

Janice Arlene Karlen, age 84, of Yarmouthport, MA died peacefully Sunday, August 12, 2018, in Lincroft, NJ, surrounded by her children. In addition to her parents and her sister, Beverly, Janice was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 60 years, David “Red” Karlen.

Born in East Orange NJ, and raised in Radburn, Janice was the daughter of the late Eldon “Pete” and Mildred Shonka.  She was a graduate of Fair Lawn High School and received her BA degree from St Lawrence University in Canton, N,  where she was a sister in Kappa Kappa Gamma. Independent, creative and resourceful, Janice and her husband raised a family of four while moving fourteen times during the first sixteen years of their marriage. She had a remarkable talent for quickly creating a home for her family wherever they moved, displaying a natural flair for interior design, organic cuisine and domestic arts long before these became popular cultural touchstones. After seeing her last child off to college, Janice became a manager for the boutique clothier Roots before accepting the position of office manager for MCS, a public relations firm in Summit, NJ. 

Ronald M. Emmons, of Red Bank, passed away peacefully at the age 92 on October 7, 2018.  He was born in New York City to William and Caroline Emmons and was the brother of Philip Emmons.

Ronald graduated from Roanoke College and served with the Air Force.  He had a 40-year career with the New York Telephone Company.

In 1955 he married Carlotta Niles Emmons and raised four children at the Jersey Shore.  Ronald enjoyed spending time with his family at the beach during the summer months.  He was a devoted father and grandfather.

Joan M. Walsh, 90, left this Earth she loved so much on Sunday, Sept. 30, after a courageous battle with dementia.  She died surrounded by her eight children, many of her 18 grandchildren and four great grandchildren and her tender caregivers, with a breeze in her face and her room filled with light reflecting off the Shrewsbury River.  Joan, an Irish-Spanish beauty, was born in Brooklyn on Oct. 31, 1927, to Peter Galtes and Mary Cozine.  She has a brother, Peter, and a sister, Noreen (deceased).  She went to Catholic schools and church in an Irish-Catholic neighborhood in Flatbush.  Joan attended Albertus Magnus College in New Haven., Conn., and married Jack Walsh of Brooklyn. 

Dolores E. Widmann, 83, of Lakewood, NJ, formerly of Leonardo, NJ passed away on September 26 at Riverview Medical Center after a courageous 23 year battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Dolores was born on October 21, 1934 in Keansburg, NJ and graduated from Middletown High School in 1952 where she lettered in track and field and basketball and was the drum majorette of the marching band. After successful careers in banking and as a gemologist, Dolores owned and operated Mrs. Uhlhorns Lunch in Keansburg, NJ and later Christian Widmann and Son Jewelers in Atlantic Highlands, NJ, with her husband. Before her retirement, she worked for the Riverview Medical Center Foundation in Red Bank, NJ and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Amaranth.

Ada Fowler Carhart of Red Bank and Marathon, Florida passed away peacefully on September 15, 2018. Ada was born in Long Branch and grew up in River Plaza, graduating from River Plaza Grammar School and Leonardo High School. She worked at the Civilian Training and Travel at Fort Monmouth, Monmouth Radio Supply, the Monmouth Yarn Shop, and as a loving homemaker. Ada was active in Trinity Episcopal Church, Lincroft Bible Church, and the First Baptist Church of Red Bank. She was involved in PTA and Cub Scouts, and was a charter member of the Red Bank Independent Engine Co. Ladies Auxiliary.

Eileen Sagurton Borden, 71, of Red Bank, N.J., passed away on Thursday, September 20th, 2018 surrounded by her family at Jersey Shore Medical Center.   Eileen was born in Long Branch, NJ and raised in Fair Haven.  Eileen was a graduate of St. James Grammar School, Red Bank Catholic High School (’65) and Monmouth College (’69).  Eileen was a teacher in the Rumson School District for 38 years.  From a young age, she had a passion to teach and fulfilled this by instilling a drive in her students to read and write with confidence.  She always had a special “storybook” with unique life stories for her students to relate to and remember.

Emily Reedy Schopp, 98, of Red Bank died on Sunday, September 9, 2018, at the Atrium at Navesink Harbor after a long and active life.  Emily was born on February 12, 1920, to Samuel and Emma Reedy of Cheltenham, PA.  During her early years she attended school in Cheltenham.  She graduated from Temple University prior to becoming first a school teacher and then a school psychologist.  After marriage to Arthur V. Schopp Jr., the couple settled in Shrewsbury.  Emily was an active member of the United Methodist Church of Red Bank where she sang in the choir, and was, as a faithful member of the United Methodist Women, Chair of the Library Committee.  In her later years she enjoyed traveling extensively in the United States and world-wide.

Eatontown - Lillian M. Poling nee Pittius “Honey”, 97, formerly of Red Bank, passed away peacefully with her family by her bedside on September 13, 2018, at Jersey Shore Center. The first of ten children, Lillian was born in Cliffwood to Joseph and Lillian Pittius, she graduated from Matawan High School and worked in a hosiery mill where she met the love of her life Jerry. They eloped in 1942 and had two daughters. Lillian was a long time parishioner of The United Methodist Church in Red Bank since 1948. There she was active in the choir and the United Methodist Woman’s group. Lillian was an avid painter and enjoyed making crafts in her past-time. She and Jerry enjoyed traveling around the world and lived in New Hampshire, New Jersey and Florida throughout their 57 years of marriage.

Mildred L. Younger, 94, passed away on Saturday, September 1st.  Mildred was born and raised in Rumson by her parents Ruth Embley Lease and Joseph G. Lease, later moved to Freehold, Adelphia, Fair Haven and Seabrook Village, Tinton Falls.

Mildred graduated from Rumson-Fair Haven Reg. H.S. in 1941, received an A.A. from Monmouth College, B.S. from Simmons College, and M.S. from Columbia University.  She was Principal Children’s Librarian with Monmouth County Library in Freehold from 1946-1958 and Education Media Specialist/Librarian in the Freehold Reg. H.S. District from 1958 until her retirement in 1986.  She served as a member/historian and held various executive positions for MCREA, NJREA, NJEA, NJ Library Association, NJ Retired Ed. Assoc. among others.

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