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John “Ray” Weston passed on from this life Monday, September 28, 2020. Ray was raised in East Orange NJ where he lived until moving to Red Bank in 1964. Ray and his wife Audrey, proud Red Bank residents for 56 years, also wintered in Naples FL for 20 years after retiring from a 35-year career in the drafting, design and MTS departments (Supervisor) at Bell Laboratories, Holmdel.

Ray enjoyed spending time with his family, boating, fishing and camping. He loved the great outdoors; cross-country excursions took Ray & Audrey to 48 states and numerous National Parks.

He was an active 53-year volunteer with the Red Bank Volunteer Fire Department, serving as a member/officer of WestSide Hose Co, RBVFD Chief 1976-78, and leader of the RBFD Wildwood group each September. Ray also served as Fire Commissioner while serving as Red Bank Borough Councilman.

William V. Weithas, Jr. (Bill) of Little Silver, NJ and Jupiter, FL, passed away peacefully on September 23 surrounded by his family. Bill was predeceased by his sister Audrey and his son, William V. Weithas III.  He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary; his children Suzann Cahill (John), John Weithas (Lisa), Jeremy Minnetian (Matthew) and Claudia Mullett (Conor). He leaves behind his 10 grandchildren: John (Lauren), William, and James Cahill; Emma and Lila Weithas; Julia and Charles Minnetian; Liam, Griffin and Mary Elizabeth Mullett; and his siblings, Marilyn Halverson, Adrienne dePaolo and Richard Weithas and their families.

Bill was born in Queens, NY to William and Margaret Beese Weithas. He was a graduate of Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School ('47) where he played basketball, baseball and ran track and Seton Hall University ('51). He later served on the Board of Regents at Seton Hall. He started his career at the Nabisco Company as a 'cookie salesman' and quickly moved onto the advertising world, working in the mailroom at BBD&O.  He later worked at P. Ballantine & Sons and at SSC&B NY where he climbed the ranks to become Chairman and CEO. There, he led the successful introduction of Diet Coke among many other brands. He later became Chairman and CEO of Lintas Worldwide: NYC and London. Bill finished his career as Vice Chairman and Director of Interpublic Group of Companies. He was a member of the NY State Governor's Business Advisory and Chairman of the 4 A's (American Association of Advertising Agencies).

Raymond Castle formerly Lincroft, NJ passed away April 30th at age 68. Born February 11, 1952 in Jersey City, NJ. He graduated Middletown Twp. High School and he worked Otis Elevators.

Raymond is preceded in death by his father Raymond C. Castle, his younger brother Gerard, and recently his mother Dolores. He is survived by siblings: Marlene Schilt and her husband Jack, Douglas and his wife Coleen, Mark, William and his wife Leslie. Along with his nieces and nephews: Meghan Schilt, Lauren Kennedy (David), Michelle Castle, Mark Castle (Jess), Owen Castle (Britt), Erin Castle, Taylor DeBartolome (Michael), Katie Castle and Tory Castle, plus his great- nieces and nephews: Madison Castle, Cooper and Cole Castle, Grace Rose Kennedy and Luca DeBartolome.

 Dolores “Grammy” Castle (nee Moran), of Lincroft, New Jersey passed away peacefully surrounded by family on September 22, 2020 at the age of 90.

She was born on March 31, 1930 in Jersey City and enjoyed spending her childhood summers with her family in Highlands, NJ. Known at Snyder High School, as “Lori” she was actively involved in many clubs, the swim team and was a cheerleader. In 1949, Raymond T. Castle, Sr. proposed at the Copacabana, they were married, and their family grew with the births of their daughter and three sons. In 1958, they moved to Lincroft and the arrival of two more sons completed the family. Throughout the years, birthdays included homemade cakes, dinners were made from scratch, summers were spent at the beach club and she was happiest when her home was filled with her family and friends.  

Dolores is preceded in death by her parents, Evelyn & William Moran and her husband of 66 years, Raymond T. Castle, Sr., as well as her sons, Gerard and Raymond Jr and daughter-in-law, Nancy Castle. She is survived by her loving children: Marlene Schilt and her husband Jack, Douglas and his wife Coleen, Mark, William and his wife Leslie. Along with grandchildren: Meghan Schilt, Lauren Kennedy (David), Michelle Castle, Mark Castle (Jess), Owen Castle (Britt), Erin Castle, Taylor DeBartolome (Michael), Katie Castle and Tory Castle, plus her great- grandchildren: Madison Castle, Cooper and Cole Castle, Grace Rose Kennedy and Luca DeBartolome.

On September 22, 2020, Raymond Bernard Carey, businessman, writer, democratic capitalist, sportsman, master raconteur, husband to Dennice, father of 3, and grandfather of 6, passed away at the age of 93. Born in Gardner, MA, at 17 he joined the Navy. He graduated from Holy Cross College and Harvard Business School thanks to the GI Bill, and was named to Alpha Sigma Nu, a society dedicated to the Jesuit virtues of scholarship, loyalty, leadership, and service. A business leader, he ultimately became the president and CEO of ADT, where he developed and applied his beliefs about democratic capitalism and the power of profit-sharing and employee ownership. Ray retired from ADT in 1988, and began a second career centered on promoting better understanding of these principles. He created the Raymond B. Carey Foundation, named after his father, which later evolved into the Carey Center for Democratic Capitalism. He also founded the Carey Scholars Program that provided stipends, books, and economic education to high school students. He wrote Democratic Capitalism: The Way to a World of Peace and Plenty, developed a curriculum with faculty at Rutgers, and connected with economic scholars around the world. He was particularly proud that his work was favorably received by both conservative republicans and liberal democrats.

For all of his business success, the center of his existence was his wife, Dennice, with lifelong themes of overly friendly dogs and living in beautiful, sometimes isolated, places. For 50 years, their home base was a farmhouse in Locust, NJ, with spring and part of the summer in Sun Valley, ID, the remainder of the summer and fall on Nantucket. His discipline was legendary. Even after retirement he would read and write from 6AM to noon every day. Afternoons were dedicated to Dennice, dogs, sunsets, sports, bonfires and entertaining. Ray loved to sail, play tennis, ski, and golf, and had many like-minded friends at their clubs over the years – Rumson Country Club, Seabright Beach Club, Seabright Lawn Tennis and Cricket Club, Sankaty Golf Club, Nantucket Yacht Club, and The Valley Club. A fierce competitor, Ray raced sailboats his whole life, and had a series of boats, all named Wisper, that let him cruise, race, and tell the stories that attend life on (or near) the sea.

Tina Kay Madden passed peacefully in the comfort of her home in Shrewsbury, NJ on Saturday, September 19th. She graced this world with her presence for 72 years and 27 days. Her family was by her side when she left to join the love of her life, John.

One of Tina’s greatest gifts was her unconditional love. Her late husband, John, son, Andrew, and family always felt so loved. Tina devoted herself to her family’s care, both in home and heart. Being close to Tina was to know the purest, sweetest, realest form of love. She always filled the world with a feeling of joy and happiness despite life’s sometimes heavy burdens. Today we soak in life's simple pleasures, like a sugary snack or a crisp fall morning, in remembrance of our darling mommy and ask you to do the same.

Robert Joseph Keenan passed away unexpectedly at Riverview Medical Center on September 17, 2020. Born and raised in Queens, New York, he was a longtime Fair Haven resident.

Bob was a 1979 graduate of St. John’s University, which was then followed by a 26-year career on Wall Street before moving into private wealth management.

Bob began his career journey on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange with William Latham & Co, followed by positions at SG Warburg, Solomon Smith Barney, before eventually becoming a Managing Director at Citi Group Global Markets.

Olga Natsis, beloved mother and wife passed away on Sept. 11, 2020, in her home in Fair Haven, NJ. Born in Pepeli, Albania July 25, 1975, she grew up with her 7 brothers and sisters. Olga moved to Greece in 1991 and she married her husband Mihali in 1992. From there they moved to America in 1998 where they raised 3 wonderful sons; Thanassi, Peter, and Evan. Olga and her family moved to Fair Haven in 2014. She pursued her dream career as a hairdresser in a high-end salon in Red Bank, NJ where she was extremely successful and had many clients and admirers.

Larry Alyn Doremus, 68, left this world too soon on September 8, 2020 surrounded by his beloved family. The son of Albert and Ruth Doremus he was born in Long Branch, NJ and raised in Red Bank, NJ. In 1970 he graduated from Red Bank High School where he met his wife, Gloria Doremus. Their 49 year journey together was filled with love and surrounded by family.

While attending college for Architecture, he found his future career at Tom's Ford in Keyport, NJ retiring as General Manager in 2017 after 48 years. He approached his professional career with the same love of people he showed in his personal life. He considered all the employees at Tom's Ford his extended family and would spend hours connecting with them and helping them through difficult times. His outstanding communication skills helped him offer superior customer service and he led many projects that resulted in the company earning Ford's highest customer satisfaction awards for decades. He was highly respected professionally and he kept in touch with company and Ford employees long after they left their positions. His commitment to teamwork was exceptional. He became known as the Chief Fun Officer of Tom's Ford. He loved to Emcee the Tom's Ford's annual Christmas party and was always ready with jokes and good natured ribbing to liven up the event.

Nancy D. Hartman, long time Fair Haven resident, lost her battle with ALS on September 7, 2020, at home with her loving husband Larry by her side.

Nancy and her mother Diane Cross shared a very special bond. They enjoyed morning cups of coffee and bird watching from her Rumson home. She was predeceased by her father Franklin and her two older brothers Danny and David.

Nancy and her husband Larry raised their two daughters Deborah Acerno (Thomas) and Theresa Pearman (Evan) in Fair Haven. Their childhood was filled with spontaneous camping trips and summer evenings at Sea Bright Beach. Nancy taught her daughters to enjoy the simplicity of the every day. She made a blueberry buckle and a potato salad that were second to none.

Patricia Watkins Blair (Pat) passed away peacefully at home on September 2, 2020. Born Sarah Patricia Watkins in Alton, Illinois, on March 18, 1922, Pat graduated as valedictorian from high school and from Shurtleff College in 1943. She then attended Wellesley College on scholarship, from which she earned a Masters in Hygiene and Physical Education in 1945. From 1945 to 1948, she taught health and various sports at Radcliffe College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. On June 5, 1948, she married Charles L. Blair in Alton, and they settled in Little Silver, NJ. Pat taught 1st grade in the Little Silver school system in 1948–1950 before resigning to start a family.
Pat was a member of the United Methodist Church of Red Bank where she sang in the choir for over fifty years and served in several positions on the Board of Trustees. She also was an active participant in the MCBC and UMW.  She volunteered with many organizations, including F.I.S.H. and Big Sister, and was active in others, such as the Junior League, the Daughters of the American Revolution, having been a past president of Monmouth County chapter, and the Eastern Star.

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