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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.

Joseph Michael Kapusta, 60, of Bayville, peacefully passed away April 22, 2019, at JSUMC surrounded by family and friends.

Joe was born in Jersey City and grew up in Keansburg.  Upon graduating Keansburg High School, Joe joined the USMC and proudly served his country for four years. 

He was an avid Yankee fan who enjoyed watching and going to games. 

Family was everything to Joe.  Together with his first wife Eileen, they raised two sons Joseph and Sean in Hazlet.  During this time Joe worked at the Red Bank Post Office for 32 years until his retirement in 2016.  His greatest joy was spending time with family and friends.  Joe had a larger than life personality that will be missed by all who loved him.

Adele E. “Del” Kelly, 91, of Annapolis MD, passed away on Good Friday, April 19, 2019. Adele was a long time resident of the River Plaza section of Middletown and was a communicant of Saint James Roman Catholic Church in Red Bank. She was predeceased by her parents Louis and Helen Ciak and was the youngest of nine children with all of her siblings predeceasing her.

Her husband of 61 years, John J. "Jack" Kelly predeceased her in December 2010.

She is survived by her six children, sons Philip and wife Margaret of Timonium, MD, Michael of Annapolis, MD, Thomas and wife Erica of Annapolis, MD, Matthew of Bel Air, MD and Christopher and wife Cheryl of Shrewsbury, NJ and daughter Anne and husband James Scott of Spring Grove, PA, 13 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

James Ingersoll Wyer V died peacefully at his home in Shrewsbury, NJ on Easter Sunday April 21st surrounded by his children at the age of 95. Born on June 9, 1923, in Denver, Colorado, son of William and Katherine Rolfe Wyer, Jim grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a graduate of Brooks School in North Andover, Massachusetts, Yale University B.A. 1945 and Bachelor of Law 1949. He served with the Naval Reserve between 1943 to 1946 in the Pacific Arena during WWII.

Having a long distinguished legal career, he served as Vice President and General Counsel at American Cyanamid between 1973 to 1986, was Chairman of the Atlantic Legal Foundation between 1986 to 1997 and after his retirement in 1986 worked as Counsel for St John and Wayne, Newark, New Jersey.

Annette Marie Stallone was born to Rose Marie Stallone and  Victor Albert Stallone in Brooklyn, New York. She was their little princess. She had one brother who preceded her, Martin Victor Stallone. Her brother was her hero. Annette loved the arts and fashion from a young child. She would orchestrate plays with the children in the neighborhood, design the costumes, illustrate set designs and have formal performances in the alleyways between the brownstones in Bay Ridge.

The family relocated to Staten Island, New York when she was 10 years old. She attended P.S. 4 grammar school and then went on to graduate from Tottenville High School. During High School she was a member of the Drama club and student council. She was chosen by Barbizon Modeling and Acting School for their scholarship program upon her graduation. The theater and modeling were not Annette’s only love. She was a renowned roller skater. She and her best friend made a new skating skirt every week before heading to the roller rink. That is where she met her true love and husband, Charles J. McNeal (Chick).

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