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Margaret Wilson Richards of Tinton Falls, originally Lincroft, passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 10, 2019. She was born in Kearny, NJ to the late John Wilson and Felicia Ballantyne Wilson.

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Glenn A. Richards and her brother David Wilson.  

She is survived by her daughter Marjorie Murphy of Townsend, TN, and her daughter and son-in-law Jane and Joseph Sole of Red Bank. Margaret is also survived by her grandchildren, Christopher Sole and wife Tiina Magi-Sole of Mt. Pleasant, SC and Amanda Reuter and husband Richard Reuter of Lincroft, and three great-grandchildren, Kristjan and Kajsa Sole and Charlotte Reuter.  Also surviving are Margaret’s brother and sister-in-law, Alexander and Bridget Wilson of Little Egg Harbor, a sister-in-law, Helen Wilson, Latham, NY, and many nieces and nephews.

Howard Heinsius was born in Union City, New Jersey on June 3, 1925 and lived in Rumson for over 40 years before moving to Thornbrooke in Shrewsbury.

Howard had a distinguished career in the hotel and travel profession. After graduating from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University in 1950, he worked in various capacities in two major New York City hotels until 1952, when he moved to Red Bank to become the Sales and Marketing Director of the Berkeley-Carteret Hotel in Asbury Park and later become part of the overall management group.

In 1956, he joined Needham and Grohmann, the largest advertising agency in the country specializing in hotel, resort and hospitality accounts with offices in 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York. He personally oversaw many prestigious accounts including Hilton Hotels, all Rockefeller resorts, the islands of Nassau and Trinidad, the Greenbrier, the Homestead, and many others.

Howard become president and CEO of the agency in 1971, overseeing a staff of 50 and accounts in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, South America, the Philippines and Europe. In 1978 he purchased the company. In 1991, he merged the agency with another travel advertising agency in Orlando and become president of the New York division.

James M. Weil, Jr. (known as Michael or Mike), age 87, died peacefully on August 31st.  He spent his childhood in Rochester, NY where he attended The Harley School, graduated in the class of “49 from Phillips Exeter Academy, and attended Oberlin College. After serving in the US Army at Fort Monmouth, he earned his degree from Columbia School of Engineering. With three other partners, Michael started a business in Red Bank, Seals Eastern, Inc., where he worked for fifty years.

Michael was active in the community, serving as Chairman of the Board of the Count Basie Theater during the early years of its revitalization. He was on the Board of the Oceanic Library and the Sea Bright Lawn Tennis and Cricket Club, and a member of the Seabright Beach Club. He especially enjoyed being with family and friends, playing tennis, boat rides, traveling on music cruises, and “fixing things” at which he was an expert. His puns were legendary.

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.

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