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Mary Etta “Mary” Moffler, age 91, of Lincroft, passed away on March 29, 2017, at Willow Springs Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, Brick. Mary and her family had moved into Lincroft in 1953. In 1965 Mary became a member of the United Methodist Church of Red Bank, the church she and her late husband Paul took their wedding vows in 1946. Mary was always ready to welcome someone into her home with a cup of coffee or tea and one of her home baked goodies.

Mary was predeceased by her husband Paul A. in 2001; sister Hannah Morris and brothers Carl, Charles and Tylee Sculthorpe. She is survived by two sons, Paul “Roger” and wife Susanne of Bedford, VA and Carl and wife Lynne of Howell; three grandchildren, Justin Moffler, Shannon and husband Mark Eisenhauer, and Kirsten and husband James Washburn; great grandson Mark; nephews Tylee, Jr., Ronald and Kenneth Sculthorpe and nieces Mary Lou Gravatt and husband Tom, Linda Berry and other extended family and friends.

Carlotta Ramsey Niles, 103 passed away peacefully at her home in Shrewsbury, NJ on March 28, 2017. Born on May 27, 1913 in New York she was raised by her maternal grandmother in Matawan and later Long Branch where she graduated high school. She attended Boston University for one year until she married her husband Jonathan H. Niles in 1931.

She was pre-deceased by her husband of 56 years and her son Jonathan H. Niles Jr. Her daughters Carlotta Niles Emmons of Red Bank and Diana Niles King of Pine Plains, NY, survive her. She was the beloved grandmother of Elizabeth Niles Ford of Rumson, Jonathan H. Niles III of Long Branch, Taryn Emmons Freeman of Orlando, FL, Ronald Emmons Jr. of Red Bank, Hope Emmons McCauley of Middletown and Mark Emmons of Davidsonville, MD. She was “GiGi” to 10 great-grandchildren.

Always fiercely independent she lived her life fully and fearlessly. She built her home in Shrewsbury in 1935 and raised her family there. She was a long time member of both the Seabright Lawn Tennis & Cricket Club and the Deal Golf and Country Club. She loved tennis and played well into her 90’s.

She was a life long learner and believed you could always get better at anything if you studied and worked hard. She applied this philosophy when she took up the game of Bridge. Carlotta was a fierce competitor at the bridge table and was playing at the Jersey Bridge Club 3-5 times a week at 103 years old.

She will be remembered as an intrepid traveler who loved hot air ballooning. Her final hot air balloon flight was in 2016 over the Mara River in Kenya. While on safari, a Masaai tribal chief named her “Namunyuk” “The Lucky One.”

Astrid Pochop, Age 45 of Middletown, passed away on March 21, 2017. Astrid was born in South Amboy to Gerhard and Dorothea (Brummer) Pochop.

She earned an Economics Degree from The Munich School of Management in Munich Germany. She was Chief of Staff in Equity Trading at The Bank of America in New York City. She was a communicant of St. James RC Church in Red Bank.

Astrid is predeceased by her father Gerhard. She is survived by her husband Rob MacFawn, their children Andrew and Madeleine, her mother Dorothea of Old Bridge, NJ, and her brother Jurgen and his wife Elke of Kohlberg, Germany.

Albina “Kay” Kozonasky,93, of Middletown passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 25 at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Alta Loma/Galveston, Texas and grew up in the Houston Heights neighborhood. She graduated from St. Agnes Academy and St. Joseph’s Nursing School (now part of St. Thomas University) in Houston. She served as a lieutenant in the US Army Nursing Corps in the 1940’s and spent time on assignment in Korea. Following her marriage to her former husband the late Michael J. Kozonasky she lived in New York City, Passaic, Philadelphia and Langhorne, PA. She has resided in the Fairview section of Middletown since 1958.

In the early 1960’s she began her career of more than 30 years as a nurse at Riverview Medical Center. For many years she worked nights in the Intensive Care Unit and the Cardiac Care Unit. During the 1980’s she also attended Jersey City State University and obtained her Bachelor of Science degree. When she retired in 1992 she was serving as a nurse (finally working days) in Riverview’s Outpatient Clinic. She enjoyed her work at Riverview and spending time with her many Riverview friends and colleagues.

She was an accomplished gardener, an avid reader and a follower of the stock market. She was a graduate of the Ocean County Master Gardener program and a member of a NJ Utilities Investment Group. She was not fond of computers and prided herself on hand writing letters and mailing cards to her many friends and relatives. At age 93 she and her Houston childhood friend Hilda Drohan continued to exchange letters on a regular basis to keep in touch about the activities of their friends, children and grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents Peter and Caroline Chajkowski; three brothers: Dimitri, Frank and Paul Chajkowski; her foster parents Joseph and Marie Drohan, foster brothers Joseph and William Drohan and her daughter-in-law Linda Kozonasky. She is survived by her devoted children Michele Evans of Alexandria, VA, Christopher Kozonasky of Brick and Paul (Martha) Kozonasky of Concord, CA, her cherished grandchildren Caroline (Scott) Bickford and Kate (Andrew)Barnes of Glen Allen, VA, Paul Kozonasky, Jr and Mathew Kozonasky of Concord, CA. and her very special great grandson Ambrose Barnes. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. She was especially close to her sister-in-law and best friend Dorothy Eberhard and her niece Ellen Eberhard Andreas of Middletown. She always appreciated the many years of love and support she received from the Eberhard, Kozonasky, Chajkowski and Dolinsky families.

Dorothy “Dottie” Laura Nicosia (nee Durando), 95, of Middletown, NJ, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 18. Born and raised in Petaluma, California, Dottie attended Highland School of Nursing in Oakland, California. She met her future husband, Sergeant Benedict Nicosia, at the Two Rock Ranch Army Signal Post in Petaluma while working as an infirmary nurse. In 1946 she married Ben and moved to Red Bank. Dottie continued her nursing career as the Supervisor of the Operating Room at Riverview Hospital. She resigned as the Director of Nursing to raise her two daughters but returned to nursing as a volunteer at Riverview and Planned Parenthood, where she was the Volunteer of the Year in 1977.

Dorothy served as a trustee at the The Shadowlake Village, where she was an avid golfer with the Ladies Group.

Dottie was a good friend to all and always helped out whether by doing blood pressures at the Village or just being a good friend. Dorothy had a beautiful smile and a loving heart that she shared with everyone. Most of all Dottie was a devoted wife and a loving mother.

Florence O’Donnell, age 85 of West Long Branch, NJ passed away peacefully on March 16, 2017. She was born in Bayonne, NJ to the late Thomas and Louise DiDomenico. Florence graduated from DP Sweeney High School and Bayonne Junior College taking a job at the O’Donnell Agency in Bayonne where she met her husband Francis J. O’Donnell. She married on April 18, 1953 and spent 63 happy years with her husband “Buddy” until his passing last July. The couple resided in Allenhurst, NJ.

Florence “Sis” O’Donnell was a past president of the Bayonne Women’s Club and St. Peters Prep Mother’s Club as well as being active in a number of charitable organizations over the years.

A beloved wife, mother and grandmother, she was known for her lively personality and generous heart. Sis is survived by her sons, Dr. Francis J. O’Donnell of Columbus, OH, Guy T. O’Donnell, Esq., and daughter-in-law, Colleen R. O’Donnell of West Long Branch, NJ. Florence had five grandchildren, Francis Joseph, Jacqueline, Guy Thomas Jr, Sean and Christopher.

Marty passed away peacefully on Saturday March 18, 2017, at her Sunrise of Lincroft residence.  She was 80 years old.

Marty was born and raised in a coal mine town of Glen Lyon, Pa. After graduating from Newport High School she moved to NY City where she worked for a couple of years before marrying and moving to River Plaza to have a family and then 14 years later to Rumson. She, later in retirement, would spend her winters in Stuart, FL and summers in Long Branch, NJ.

Marty worked at Biddle Sawyer Corp. in Keyport, NJ as an office manager for more than 20 years. She was a member of the Newcomers Club in Rumson. She enjoyed gardening and long walks. She also loved to travel and go on the boat with her beloved late husband Don. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and is already missed dearly.

Marty was predeceased by her husband Daniel Kaufmann "Don" just a few months ago. They shared 35 happy years together. She was also predeceased by her parents, Theodore and Martha Honabach and her sister Marie Castelli of Nanicoke, Pa.

Martha LoBiondo, a longtime resident of North Massapequa, NY and retired Plainedge Public Schools secretary, passed away on March 8 at age 92 in Fair Haven, NJ. She is survived by her two daughters, Joan Vennochi and her husband Thomas and Susan Levantino and her husband, Joseph and her five grandchildren Gregory, Christine and Angela Levantino and Nicholas and Anna Vennochi.

Barbara Schnuriger
Date of Death: March 4,2017

Visitation will be on Thursday, March 9th from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 10th at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Nativity, 180 Ridge Rd, Fair Haven, NJ.

Elijah Warner White, 91, of Red Bank died March 14 at Riverview Hospital.

Warner was born in1925 in Cleveland Ohio to the former Florence Gage and Percy Warner White.

He earned degrees from Oberlin College and the University of Michigan, moving to New Jersey to work as an electronics engineer at Bell Labs.

Warner was predeceased by his son Christopher in 1997.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, the former Janet Brown, his son Philip,

daughter Margaret (Peggy) Milliken, grandchildren Kathryn LeTrent and Robin Milliken, and great-granddaughter Margaret LeTrent.

Warner was a skilled photographer and a member of the Guild of Creative Art in Shrewsbury.

He served with the US Army 94th Infantry in combat 1944-45.

William Bonocore passed away on March 14, 2017.

Visitation will be on Sunday, March, 19th from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 20th at 10 at the Church of the Nativity, 180 Ridge Rd, Fair Haven, NJ

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