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Amely Patricia Raff Elliott, age 90, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 27th, at Acorn Glen, Princeton, New Jersey where she had resided for the past five years.

Pat was born in Long Branch, NJ on Saint Patrick’s Day in 1929 and thus acquired her middle name by which she was known throughout her life. Her parents were Harry Pound and Amely Erbe Pound, immigrants to the United States from England and Germany respectively in the early 20th century. Pat also had a brother, Alfred, ten years older than herself to whom she looked up with affection and admiration. The Pound family raised and showed Airedale and Wire-haired Fox Terriers and Pat became a life-long dog lover.

Thomas P. Downing, 89 of Oceanport, NJ, passed away on May 28, 2019, peacefully surrounded by his family.

Tom was born in Brooklyn, NY to his parents Richard and Margaret who were second generation Irish immigrants, originally from the West Village in Manhattan.  Tom’s parents relocated to rural Great Kills in Staten Island when he was very young.  His mother raised him, his sister Catherine, brother Richie and four foster brothers and sisters during the great depression.   Tom graduated St. Peter’s Boys High School and was a proud veteran of the US Army.  Upon returning from the service, he worked a few years for Con Edison before joining the New York City Police Department where he worked for 28 years in Greenwich Village and at Staten Island’s 122 Precinct.  He met and was married 58 years to the love of his life Eileen with whom he raised six children on Staten Island before locating to Oceanport 40 years ago.

David Leo Godvin passed away at the age of 90, on May 21, 2019.

He was born in New Jersey in 1928, to the late John and Barbara Godvin. He resided in New Jersey for most of his life, raising a family in Rumson and eventually moving to Monmouth Beach in later years.

He is the beloved husband of 59 years to Annamarie Helsper Godvin, and loving father of Mark David Godvin and his wife Susan Martin Godvin of Dallas, TX, Michele Louise Godvin Deysine and her husband Gaston Deysine of Seattle, WA, Gregory John Godvin and his wife Lise Christensen Godvin of Rye, NY, Regina Marie Godvin de Gersdorff and her husband Stephen de Gersdorff of Little Silver, NJ, Christopher Gerard Godvin and his wife Marne Wells Godvin of Diablo, CA, John Robert Godvin and his wife Karen Leyh Godvin of Scottsdale, AZ. He is also known as “Pop-Pop,” grandfather to thirteen grandchildren. He is predeceased by his brothers and sister John Godvin, Paul F. Godvin, Mary Godvin McGillicudy, and Gerard B. Godvin.

Arthur Francis Parent of Middletown, New Jersey, passed away on May 6, 2019. He was born in Pennsylvania in 1938 and resided in the Rumson area with his wife Leslie and two children for over 40 years. After graduating from Ithaca College in 1961, Art served full time in the army while attending law school. He received his law degree from Seton Hall University Law School in 1966.  He practiced law after graduating and fulfilling his military commitment, but found his passion in finance. During his career on Wall Street he worked for Morgan Guarantee Trust Co., Goodbody, Dominick & Dominick, and as Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions at U.S. Filter.  After U.S. Filter, Art became the Chairman of the Board of Allsteel.  In 1998, he founded Cornerstone Management Solutions with several other investors and served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. He was the past Chairman of NJT Holdings, Inc and its subsidiary New Jersey Title Insurance Company.

James L. Anderson, age 75, of Oceanport, NJ, passed away on March 24, 2019, at Riverview Medical Center. 

James is survived by his two daughters, Julie Rossi and Tracy Ciarlante, three wonderful grandchildren, Bryn Rossi, Kaylin Ciarlante and Devin Ciarlante and James has three adoring siblings, Ervel O’Donnell, Jacqueline Diorio and John O. Anderson.

Born in Dumont, NJ, to parents John Otto Anderson and Hilda Voila Everett, Jim was the youngest of four children. His family moved to Edison, NJ, where Jim grew up and graduated from Edison High School. After graduation, Jim proudly served in the United States Army in Korea, during the Vietnam War. Upon his return from Korea James also served in the Honor Reserve.

Jeanette M. Allers, 79, of Fair Haven, passed away peacefully at home on May 12, 2019, with her husband by her side.

Jeanette was born in Passaic, NJ, to Douglas and Charlotte Miller.  They moved to Belford, NJ and Jeanette graduated from Middletown High School Class of 1957.  She worked for Eastern Associated Innkeepers, Lock Stock & Barrel in Fair Haven, What’s Your Beef in Rumson, Charlie Browns and the Dam Site in Tinton Falls. She moved with Innkeepers, and her husband, to Las Vegas and managed the Jolly Trolley Restaurant, Sassy Sallies, Coin Castle and the Golden Goose all in Las Vegas.

Dominick Laurino, 95, of Eatontown, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, with his family and his companion, Pura “Toni” Roberts by his side. 

For many years Dominick lived on his farm, the former Laurino Farm, Sycamore Avenue, Tinton Falls.  He was born and raised in Oceanport and graduated from Red Bank High School.  He served in WWII with the 491st Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion that landed on Normandy Beach.

He owned and operated an excavation business with his beloved brother Eddie for over 50 years.

Kevin Murphy, 69, passed peacefully on May 4, 2019 with his family by his side. He is survived by his brother, sister, three children, eight grandchildren, and countless other adoring family members and friends.

Kevin was a graduate of Red Bank Catholic High School where he met and married the love of his life, Miki. In their 38 years of marriage, though devastatingly marked by Miki’s untimely passing in 2009, their loved ones will forever embrace the couples’ enduring messages about loyalty, faith, courage, and laughter.

In addition to his everlasting devotion to family and friends, Kevin very proudly served in the United States Navy. He later became a highly-respected diesel mechanic; owning and operating Murphy’s Diesel Service.

Patrick J. Maloney.  His family celebrates the life of Patrick J. Maloney who on May 3, 2019 lost his lengthy battle with COPD, secure in the knowledge that he is now at peace with his beloved Theresa.  He was 93.

Born in the Hell’s Kitchen section of New York City, Patrick was the eldest of six children born to Joseph Aloysius Maloney and Ellen (Gleason) Maloney. His father was a business man and restauranteur and his mother a homemaker and Elementary School Teacher.

Pat was educated in the New York parochial schools, graduating from Power Memorial Academy, entered the United States Navy in 1943. He served in the Pacific Theatre on the USS Balduck, a destroyer escort, and was honorably discharged in 1946.

Surrounded by family, Eileen S. Hochstuhl (neeSivori), 96, joined our Lord April 30, 2019.  She was born in New York City.
Independent,  looking for adventure, Eileen enlisted in the Navy Waves in February, 1943..  She traveled by bus to Cedar Falls, Iowa for basic training. Her training and quest to fly planes ultimately took her to Georgia and on to Pensacola, Florida. There she trained aspiring pilots in the simulator.  One of those young cadets would be her future husband, despite being quoted as saying "get lost cadet" to William C. Hochstuhl's overtures.  Eileen earned her pilot's license in 1947.

Johanna E. Stavrou, 87, died peacefully as home with her family at her side on April 24, 2019.  Johanna was born to Gerhard and Margaret Schikora in Trebnitz, Germany.  Prior to residing in Middletown, Johanna and her husband Steve traveled the world until 1967 when Steve was stationed at Ft. Monmouth.  

She was the owner of Johanna’s Health Store in Shrewsbury for 28 years.  In her spare time she loved to garden. 

Johanna was predeceased by her husband Steve in 2001; her son Steve G in 2013; and her siblings Werner, Brigitte and Isle.  She is survived by her son and caregiver Chris and his wife Coleen and their children Cassandra, Courtney and her fiancé Jeff, and Christopher; her daughter Marianne DeJesus and her daughter Ann Marie DeJesus of Exeter, ME; and her four great-grandchildren.

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