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Margaret (Marge) Mistysyn passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, August 5 at the age of 93.  Born in Pennsylvania, she spent her married years raising her children in Edison, NJ. She is survived by her 2 daughters Karen Miller of Galveston, TX  and Janice Lima of Ocean, NJ. After the passing of her husband, Peter, Marge moved in with her daughter Janice, her husband Bill and grandsons Michael and Steven with whom she happily lived for 27 years. 
 
Watching her grandsons grow up was the greatest joy of her life. She also enjoyed traveling and going to plays with her friends. She spent over 20 years volunteering at Monmouth Medical Center in the volunteer office. A dedicated volunteer, she was also the proud recipient of the Clara Field Award.

J. Gary Sammon, of Rumson, passed away peacefully at his home, on Sunday, August 2, 2020, surrounded by his loving family, who cared for him over the last year. Gary was a 4th generation resident of Rumson. He was 77 years old. He was born in Riverview Hospital (Red Bank, NJ) on July 7, 1943 to John J. Sammon and Alma N. Sammon. He attended Holy Cross Elementary School and graduated from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School in 1962. Gary attended Monmouth College, becoming the first person in his family to graduate from college in 1967.

He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree, majoring in Business Administration, with minors in Accounting and Economics. Gary began serving the town of Rumson in 1970 when he was hired as the Assistant Borough Administrator. He held that position for over 7 years, under the guidance of Borough Administrator, Art Kerr. In 1977, until his retirement in 2004, Gary served as Borough Administrator, Clerk, Secretary to the Borough Planning Board, Zoning Board and Registrar for Vital Statistics. With that responsibility, Gary worked an average of 60 hours a week, minimum. Gary was exceptional when dealing with people and developed his outstanding public relation skills with Rumson residents at an early age, while working at the Rumson Pharmacy. His ability to communicate, problem solve and deal with the public, made Gary an ideal fit for serving the townspeople of Rumson.

Gaetana Marie (Porto) Rizzuti, known to most as “Gae”, passed away on Thursday, July 30th at her home in Middletown, NJ surrounded by her three children. Gaetana was born in Brooklyn, NY on August 1, 1931 to Josephine (Pumpio) and Pasquale Porto. She married the love of her life, Mario Alfred Rizzuti, on May 31, 1958 and lived in NY until 1977 when they moved their family to Raleigh NC.   Gae and Mario entered retirement in 1990 and moved to Wilmington NC where they enjoyed golfing and traveled extensively. Over the past 19 years, Gae was a resident of NJ.

John L. Measley, March 11, 1925 - July 27, 2020. John Leslie Measley, loving husband, father and part time cowboy passed away quietly after 2 days in bed this past Monday at the age of 95.

He was born in Hammonton, NJ on a blueberry farm in 1925, the youngest of 4 children. At the age of 17, and with his mother’s help, he joined the Navy to fight in WWII. He served on a destroyer and occasionally merchant marine vessels. One of his favorite memories was his trip by freight train from California, where he was discharged, back to the east coast.

Nancy R. Greco, 74,  passed away July 24th at her residence in Thompson, Pennsylvania.  She lived in Lincroft, New Jersey for 35 years before moving to Thompson, Pennsylvania to be with her family. She enjoyed cooking and baking for family and friends and cackling at her own jokes. She loved being around her grandchildren. She loved waitressing at several Jersey shore and Pennsylvania restaurants.  Prior to retiring, she enjoyed working and volunteering at the food bank. She loved being out and about enjoying everyone’s company.  She had a heart of gold. 

Harold William Scott Jr. “Scotty”, 87 of Little Silver, New Jersey died peacefully on July 12, 2020 in Palm Springs, California. He was born and grew up in New York City. Scotty moved to Rumson and married Dorothy Cumming where they lived most of their lives before retiring to South Carolina in 2008.

He attended Buckley School, NYC, Brooks School, MA and New York University. Scotty enlisted in the United States Air Force in1951 and joined the Air Weather Service as a meteorologist. He served in Libya and Turkey for four years during the Korean War and received a General ‘s Commendation for duty above and beyond. Scotty worked for General Mills Corporation in New York, Philadelphia and Minneapolis, also worked for Charles Sauter & Company in White Plains.

WWII and Korean War Veteran, International Executive, Loving Father, Grandfather, and Great-grandfather

Luis Antonio Ortiz, 99 of Fair Haven, NJ, passed away on July 12, 2020 of natural causes.

Luis was born in Coamo, Puerto Rico and came to the United States as a teenager. His military service began in August of 1943 in the United States Marine Corps. He served in both WWll and the Korean War. Luis completed his service and was honorably discharged in September of 1951.

Sarah J. Winmill died on July 8, 2020 at the age of 89. She grew up in New York City and Bernardsville, NJ and was a longtime resident of Rumson, NJ. She descended from the Lee and Page families of Virginia, the Jones family of Savannah, GA and the Post family of New York.

She was married for 58 years to the late Bassett S. Winmill. She is survived by her children Mrs. Starr Winmill Shebesta of Maineville, OH, Mark C. Winmill of Millerton, NY, and Thomas B. Winmill of Walpole, NH. She also leaves two grandsons, William M. Winmill and Woodworth B. Winmill, and a granddaughter Georgia B. Winmill.

Frederick Johnson Tanis Sr., 84 of Lincroft, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2020, at home peacefully with his family by his side. He was born 1935 in Phillipsburg, NJ, to the Reverend John and Bertha Tanis. Fred was predeceased by his parents, two sisters and two brothers.

He moved from Phillipsburg to Moosic, PA and then to Ocean Grove at a young age. He graduated from Neptune High School after which he attended Monmouth Junior College, where he met the love of his life Elizabeth Ann Stewart of Lincroft. After Monmouth Junior college, he continued his education at Trenton State College, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Education. Fred taught Industrial Arts in Long Branch High school for 4 years while also running a sign shop. He owned and operated Photo Art Stencil and Sign Company for over 50 years in Oakhurst and then Lake Como, NJ. He retired from the business he loved a few years ago.

Margaret Frances DeGeorge (nee Schanck), 91, left us peacefully on July 3, 2020 in Toms River. She is predeceased by her husband, Herman, sister Eleanor and daughter-in-law Nancy DeGeorge. “Marge” was born on April 17, 1929 in Red Bank, grew up there and attended Red Bank High School. She has resided in Toms River for the past two years.

In 1950, Marge married Herman DeGeorge and was married for 35 years. She was a loving mother to Mary, Patty, Howard and Louis; a loving mother-in-law to John, Dennis, Susan; a loving grandmother to Justin, Nicole Sauer, Benjamin, Brian, Michelle, Nicole DeGeorge; a loving great-grandmother to Nora and Will.

Marge happily spent the greater part of her life as a homemaker raising her children in Lincroft and being there for every one of their life milestones. After raising her children and helping to prepare them for life, Marge started working for Delicious Orchards in 1967. She worked there for 25 years both in the packing plant and the bakery in Colts Neck.

Sally L. Evans, age 92, of Red Bank, NJ peacefully passed away on Saturday, June 27th. Sally was the daughter of Shannon and Agnes Lees, and she was a life-long resident of Monmouth County, living in the Red Bank and Little Silver area for most of her life. Sally attended St. James School and Red Bank High School in the 1930’s, and she was very active with the Monmouth County SPCA and the Monmouth County Republican Women. She was the owner of Grossinger & Heller Insurance Company of Red Bank, NJ upon her retirement in 2011.

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