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Catherine Guarna, 80 of Henderson, NV passed away on August 12th, 2019, one day before her 81st birthday. She was born, married and raised three children in Brooklyn, NY before moving to Henderson in 2000.

Catherine is survived by her Loving Husband of 52 years, Gino; Her son Anthony, wife Debra and their children Gregory and Lauren of Brewster, NY;  Her son Salvatore, wife Lindsey and son Luca of Long Branch, NJ; and her daughter Gina Marie of Henderson, NV. She is also survived by her beloved sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends who will all miss her dearly.

On August 26, 2019, Doris J. Carter, loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother died at the age of 91. Doris was born in Newark, NJ and lived most of her life in Eatontown, NJ. She was married to Harold “Bud” Carter for 54 years. She was the mother of Glenn William Carter, Navesink and Deborah Lynn Schmidt, Little Silver.

Doris was known for her quick wit right until the end, keeping her caregivers laughing. She always had a vegetable garden and was an excellent cook, canning what she grew. She adored her two grandchildren and would spend hours on end playing games and baking with them. She couldn’t draw to save her soul, which kept her grandchildren in stitches.

Lisa Raimondo-Nowell of Tinton Falls passed away suddenly on August 30, 2019. She was born in Jersey City, NJ to Daniel and Rose Raimondo and raised in Edison, NJ. Lisa was a true free spirit who lived a life of adventure. She graduated Kean University and became an entrepreneur at the early age of 23 starting her first business, a salon and spa. She went on to create a jewelry packaging company, RaGar, in Ocean Township. Her clientele ranged nationwide with factories in Thailand and inland China. She sold her company in 2016, only to have a successful career in real estate with Gloria Neilson in Ocean Township.

William Arthur Gemmel Jr. (“Bill”), of Oceanport, New Jersey, passed away suddenly on Monday, August 26, 2019, at the age of 76, with his loving wife of 55 years by his side.  Born in Brooklyn, New York, Bill was the son of William Arthur Gemmel Sr., and Corrinna Vernon Gemmel.

Bill was predeceased by his parents.  Surviving are his wife and high school sweetheart, Jill Hammersley Gemmel, his three children, Patti Tait of Rumson, NJ, Pam Chandler of Rumson, NJ, and Bill Gemmel III, of San Francisco, CA, as well as his brothers, Charlie Gemmel of Egg Harbor Township, NJ, and Doug Gemmel of Victor, ID.  Bill was a wonderful uncle to seven nieces and nephews, Lisa, Rob, Laurie, Alexis, Jim, JC, and Taylor. A beloved “Grampy,” he also was blessed with nine grandchildren, Spencer, Bradley, Jillian, Morgan, Brooks, Hayden, Zoe, Wills and Becks.

Bill grew up in Linwood, NJ where he had an idyllic childhood on the beach and the ball field. He played shortstop for Brighton Farms during the inaugural Linwood Little League game, followed by a successful career, in the same position, as an Ocean City High School Red Raider.  Bill graduated in 1961 from Ocean City High School, where he met and fell in love with his wife Jill. They married on November 11,1964 and moved to New York where he attended Wagner College and New York University.

 

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.

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