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Carolyn Ann Zabawa, 72, of Red Bank, was suddenly called home to be with her Lord on August 24, 2019. Loving mother of Alyce Zabawa and Matthew Zabawa, and life-long spouse of the heart, Kenneth Kukura. Carolyn also leaves behind her cherished extended family members and close friends.

She is pre-deceased by her late husband,Stanley Zabawa, and parents, Eileen (Hiett) & Harold Wilkins. 

Born in Decatur, IL, the family relocated to Monmouth county after her father was stationed at Fort Monmouth, NJ as a teenager. A graduate of Middletown HighSchool (‘65) and Ellen Cushing Junior College, Carolyn spent a good portion of her employment with Cooper Electric and Acme/A&P at various locations for over 20 years. 

Richard C. Nicoletti, 76, went home to be with our Lord on August 13, 2019. He was born and raised in Red Bank, NJ to Patrick and Lily (Garland) Nicoletti.

The Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank, New Jersey will be hosting a memorial gathering on Sunday, August 18, 2019 from 4 to 7 pm, with a memorial service at 6 pm.  Mr. Nicoletti’s final wishes were to be cremated, therefore burial services will not be held. 

Richard was born in Red Bank, New Jersey in 1943. He graduated Red Bank High School and then attended the University of Florida where he earned a degree in Journalism.

Richard went on to work as a sports journalist for the Red Bank Register, teacher at Calvary Academy and most recently a tennis professional at the Red Bank Clay Tennis Courts.

Kathy L. Noble, age 57, of Red Bank, NJ passed away on Sunday, August 4th, 2019.

She was born Kathy Lynn McCann in Neptune, NJ to William McCann Jr. and June (Hemphill) McCann. She graduated from Freehold High School.

Kathy held many different jobs during her lifetime, but her most cherished was that of mother, grandmother, and friend. With a warm hug and disarming smile, she treated everyone she met as family and the outpouring of support after her untimely passing reaffirms that feeling.

Kathy overcame many challenges, including breast cancer. Unfortunately, her long-standing battle with depression was a challenge that became too much to bear. We pray that eternal rest will bring her the peace that eluded her in this life. 

Patricia Elsas, 78, passed away peacefully at her home on August 5, 2019.  Patricia was born in Queens, NY to Paul and Florence Potters.  She resided in Rumson since 1988.

Patricia was a volunteer at the Ramapo Animal Shelter and was honored by the Little Silver Animal Hospital Foundation for Animals for her support of Canines for Warriors.  She was a member of the Rumson Country Club.

Patricia is predeceased by her parents and her husband Jason M. Elsas.  She is survived by her sons Scott and his wife Eileen of Rumson and Michael and his wife Jessica of Westport, CT; her daughters Kimberly Jaeger and her husband Ron of Rumson and Lindsay Del Campo of Westport, CT; her sister Joann Gow of Ocean Reef, FL; and her 11 grandchildren Kelly, Gregory, Reed, Jason, Michelle, Jack, Justin, Cole, Lexi, Payton and Colby.

Barbara Krouse Williamson, age 77, of Rumson, NJ passed away peacefully on August 1, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. 

A lifelong resident of Rumson, Barbara graduated from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School and Penn State University. She was a home economics high school teacher for twenty-five years for the Freehold Regional School District and travel agent extraordinaire.

An avid traveler, Barbara cherished her many vacations with loved ones. She explored the world and loved to share her knowledge of travel. She lived every day to the fullest and always found a way to have fun. 

Barbara was a member of The Rumson Presbyterian Church. She was a past president of the Northern Monmouth County Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). She worked tirelessly for scholarships for women and developed many lifelong friendships. She was also an active member of the Monmouth County Retired Educators Association.  

Della E. Hall, age 61, passed away peacefully on July 22, 2019.  Della was born in Lancaster, PA.  She was a graduate of Red Bank Regional High School.  She worked at Monmouth Day Care Center and then Riverview Medical Center until her retirement.  She was also a member of the UMC of Red Bank.

She is predeceased by her father Theodore Gandy.  She is survived by her mother Joyce Fields of Middletown, her brother David and his wife Diane, her sisters Ginger and Joy and several nieces and nephews.  She will be missed by loved ones and close friends Sandy and Skinner.

David Weed Buckley, 88, Little Silver, NJ, passed away peacefully on July 17, 2019.

David was the beloved husband of Mary (Smith) Buckley.  He was born in Bryn Mawr, PA, to James Leo Buckley and Josephine (Weed) Buckley.  Raised in Scarsdale, NY, David attended Iona Prep High School. David went on to earn his B.A. and M.B.A. from Cornell University.  After graduation, he served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Tokyo for two years.  After the army, David pursued a career in marketing, working for Lever Brothers and Nielsen Media Research, both in New York City.

David and Mary were married for 61 years and moved to Rumson in 1960, where they lived for 30 years before moving to Little Silver. David was a dedicated member of both Holy Cross and Nativity parishes, served on the board of the Monmouth Day Care Center in Red Bank and was President of the Rumson School Board.

Paul R. Huneke, 72, of Lakewood, NJ, entered into eternal rest at Ocean County Medical Center on July 12, 2019.  Born in The Bronx, NY in 1946, he lived there until his family moved to Fair Lawn, NJ in 1950.  After high school, he earned his BA in education from Concordia College, Riverforest.  Upon completion of his degree he started teaching High School History in Houston, Texas.  It is there that he met his wife Kathy, whom he married in August of 1970.  During his first few years of marriage, Paul studied at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, where he earned his Masters of Divinity.  Paul was ordained as a Lutheran Pastor in August of 1976.  After his ordination Paul enjoyed doing what he loved best for the next 37 years.  Telling the story of Jesus and the good news of the gospel to the members of his congregation.  Paul retired from preaching in August of 2014 and moved to Lakewood, NJ.  In his retirement Paul continued to work part-time for the Church as a consultant for the New Jersey District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.

Beloved husband and father, William Thomas Kaeli, Sr., passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2019.  

Bill grew up in Red Bank, NJ and attended Red Bank Catholic High School and Monmouth College (now Monmouth University). During those years, he was a star baseball and basketball player and was cheered on by the person who was and will forever be his best friend - his wife Emily (Peggy) Curley. After eight years of dating, Bill and Peggy married in the summer of 1966. They built their life together in the Shrewsbury area which included four children and six grandchildren and his forty-year career on Wall Street.

Bill had a wicked sense of humor and a style all his own. Whether he was mowing the lawn, playing sports with his children or attending a cocktail party, Bill was always in khakis, a button down shirt, and loafers with no socks. Bill loved a good joke and busting chops. He was the maestro of one-liners. If you were on the receiving end, you knew he liked you. With the arrival of grandchildren, Bill embraced his role as “Poppy” and enjoyed teaching them the value of a good sense of humor. 

Robert (Bob) Klingerman passed away July 4, 2019 of natural causes at the age of 86.  He was born in Hazelton, PA and resided in River Plaza (Middletown), NJ since 1962. Bob graduated from Girard College, Philadelphia, PA in 1950 and served for ten years in the US Air Force during the Korean War.  He retired from the US Postal Service, working as a Postal Supervisor in Red Bank.  After retirement, he worked at the Monmouth County Courthouse in the records department.

Sixty-three years ago he married the love of his life, Mary Reimiller Klingerman, and together they raised three daughters: Kim Ryan (Henry) of Las Vegas, NV; Carole Weston (George) of Fair Haven, NJ; and Jennifer Herrada (Carlos) of Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ.  Bob was predeceased by his parents, Samuel Klingerman and Ethel Applegate Klingerman, sisters June Hoephner and Doris Yourishin Iero, and brother Samuel Klingerman.  Bob is also survived by seven grandchildren: Amanda, Thomas, David, Kathryn, Amy, Robert, and Isabella, and three great-grandchildren.

Amie Elizabeth Jarmusz, 37, of Farmingdale died on June 26 in her sleep.  She is survived by her loving parents, Karen of Highlands, Ted and his fiancé Laura of Tinton Falls, her brother Luke of Galloway Township and maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Denny of Cincinnati, Ohio. Amie is also survived by her devoted group home housemates Alan, Karen and Kenny; and the many dedicated and loving caregivers at her home, Children’s Center and at SPUR; cherished aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Amie was jubilant and lived life to the fullest, bringing joy everywhere she went.
A Memorial Service will be held at AHN United Methodist Church at 96 - 3rd Ave, Atlantic Highlands, on Friday, July 5 at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to SPUR (Special People United to Ride) or to the ARC of Monmouth Farmingdale Group Home.

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