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Arthur Holmes Sorensen died on August 26th, 2020. He was the son of Sverre Sorensen, born in Norway in 1912, and Harriette Arthur Dyer Sorensen, born in Freehold in 1915. He was the first grandson on both sides so ended up with the family nickname of King. The “Arthur” came from Harriette’s father, Arthur Dyer, and the “Holmes” came from Harriette’s brother, Holmes Murphy Dyer, and from Obediah Homes, after whom Holmdel is named.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Leigh, and by their 3 daughters: Jenny, Eliza and Meredith. The daughters provided them with 7 grandchildren: Sophie, Ellis, Spencer, Arden, Sebastian, Jasko Arthur, and Rosie Elizabeth. He is also survived by his sisters: Sandra Henning and Alicia Robertson.

King attended Rumson Country Day School, founded by his cousin, Harriet Clarke, and her husband, Harold. He went to Middlesex School in Concord, Massachusetts and was valedictorian of his class of 1959. King graduated from Williams College and NYU Law School. He worked in Atlantic Highlands for 45 years.

Paul C. Dobrosky passed away at home on 8/22/20 at the age of 82. He was born in Shamokin, PA, and resided in Shrewsbury, NJ for the past 60 years. Paul was a Rumson-Fair Haven HS ’57 graduate, active in alumni reunions. Paul and his wife, Anne C. (nee Lalonde), raised their four daughters in Shrewsbury. Until his retirement in 2005, Paul owned and ran Everyday Home Maintenance. Paul was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed waterfowl hunting, fishing, and crabbing all along the Jersey Shore; he was also an avid golfer. Paul’s waterfowl interests included a life-long dedication to decoy carving, for which he won numerous awards at competitions throughout the US and Canada. He also was a frequent judge at competitions and delighted in sharing his knowledge and skills by teaching others to carve. For some years, he served on the board of the New Jersey Waterfowlers and participated in the young waterfowlers program.

Herbert (Herb) Schumann of Red Bank passed away peacefully on August 16, 2020, at age 91. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 40 years, Clare. He is also survived by his brother, Walter, of Sun City Center, FL, children: Mark (Loretta) Schumann of Gold Canyon, AZ, Richard (Treacy) Schumann of Lyman, SC, Laura (Daniel Pol) Schumann of Washington DC, stepchildren: Roberta Cleary of Ponte Vedra, FL, Justine (Kevin) Starrett of Chagrin Falls, OH, Adrienne (Ray Hickman) Doherty of Red Bank, NJ, many adoring grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. Herb, a twin, was born in Staten Island, NY, on 1/25/1929, son of the late Walter and Emma Bendel Schumann. He graduated from Curtis High School (1947), served in the army and army reserves (1951 – 1957), and received bachelor’s (1954) and master’s (1963) degrees from Wagner College. Herb proudly worked as an eighth-grade schoolteacher at Shrewsbury Borough School for 31 years and especially enjoyed leading students on their annual class trip to Washington DC until he retired in 1990.

Margaret “Marghi” Odell departed from this life peacefully at the age of 70 on August 15, 2020, with her family at her side after courageously battling cancer. Born in Detroit, she graduated from Grosse Pointe High School in 1968 where she was elected to the homecoming court. Marghi went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Alma College in Alma, MI, where she was homecoming queen.

After teaching in a one-room schoolhouse, she attended the University of Michigan, receiving a master’s degree in guidance and counseling. Moving to New York City, she became a senior flight attendant for Transamerica Airlines where she was honored for outstanding service. Later, as a corporate flight attendant, Marghi flew the rich and famous worldwide while residing in Little Silver, NJ. Married to Thomas Billy in 1996, the couple adopted their daughter, Viktoria, from Russia.

Raymond D. Woods, 61, passed away peacefully at his home on August 8, 2020. Ray was born in Queens, New York, to the late Francis X. and Catherine C. Woods.

Ray was a graduate of the former Riverview Hospital School of Radiologic Technology and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Rutgers University. Over the course of his career, he held positions as Lead CT Technologist at CentraState Medical Center, Clinical Education Specialist at Philips Healthcare and, at the time of his death, CT Technologist at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

Florence Ivan, 96, of Middletown, New Jersey passed away peacefully at home with family at her side on August 13th.  She was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey and resided in Middletown for the past sixty-six years. Florence was employed by Old Anaconda Copper Works in Perth Amboy, New Jersey as a Data processing Supervisor for over twenty-five years.

Florence was a devoted and loving family woman.  She enjoyed sewing, knitting, and doing arts and crafts.  She was involved with the Catholic Daughters of America who provided support for charities.  She attended weekly events at the Senior Citizens Center in Red Bank where she played cards with her friends.  In addition to these activities she was a devout Catholic and was a Eucharist Minister for St. James Church.

Middletown – Beverly Sadler Lindsay passed away on August 10, 2020. She was 79 and was born in Weogufka, AL. Beverly moved to Red Bank, NJ with her parents and sister in 1956. She married Gordon C. Lindsay in 1963 and they were together for 63 Amazing Years.

She was a graduate of Red Bank High School and earned her BA degree in English and Math from Dickinson College, PA. She earned a MA in Education from Kean University. Beverly was a passionate lifetime educator, she taught Math, English, and Basic Skills at Middletown High School North for over 30 years. She was highly active in the Middletown Township PTA holding executive office positions and organizing the first Drug Task Force.

Beverly was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church of Red Bank and was an Advisor of their Youth Fellowship program for 8 years where she was known as “Mom Lindsay”. She also was member of the Scholastic Assistance Committee. One of Beverly’s favorite quotes was “Nothing you do for children is ever wasted”. In retirement, Beverly was a dedicated volunteer for over 10 years at Lunch Break in Red Bank.

Robert (Bob) Van Brunt, 82 of Shrewsbury, NJ passed away July 31st at Monmouth Medical Center. Born November 12, 1937 in Eatontown, NJ, he attended Red Bank High School then served in the United States Navy from 1955-1963.

Bob was a very proud American and loved his country. He was devoted to his family and loved life, he especially loved going on cruises. He was a big sports fan, loving the Mets, Giants and wrestling.

He is survived by his loving wife Vicki, whom he was married to for 60 years. He is also survived by his two children, his son Robert Van Brunt and wife Judy of Point Pleasant Beach, NJ and his daughter Nekay and husband John Quinn of Tinton Falls, NJ. Bob also leaves behind his 6 grandchildren, Jake, Rachel and Matthew Van Brunt and Caitlin, Shannon and Colleen Quinn. He is survived by his brother Irv Van Brunt and two sisters Dolores Chahalis and Edith Laspada. Bob was loved by all who knew him and will be truly missed by his family and friends.

Mario Lamola of Tinton Falls, NJ left us on August 7, 2020, at the age of 88. He was born in Newark, NJ and resided in Tinton Falls, NJ for the past twenty-two years. Mario was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers International Association, Local #137. He proudly served in the US Army during the Korean War. Mario regularly attended St. Anselm’s Church of Tinton Falls. He loved to travel, and one of his greatest pleasures was spending quality time with his family and friends.

Mario was a caring husband, father, and grandpa who was incredibly devoted to his family. He is survived by his beloved wife, Carmela Lamola (nee DiMaio), his children Mario Lamola Jr., Angela Pineno and her husband Michael Pineno. He was predeceased by his first wife, the mother of his children, Eleanor Lamola, his parents, Angelo and Immaculata Lamola, and his seven siblings.

Margaret (Marge) Mistysyn passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, August 5 at the age of 93.  Born in Pennsylvania, she spent her married years raising her children in Edison, NJ. She is survived by her 2 daughters Karen Miller of Galveston, TX  and Janice Lima of Ocean, NJ. After the passing of her husband, Peter, Marge moved in with her daughter Janice, her husband Bill and grandsons Michael and Steven with whom she happily lived for 27 years. 
 
Watching her grandsons grow up was the greatest joy of her life. She also enjoyed traveling and going to plays with her friends. She spent over 20 years volunteering at Monmouth Medical Center in the volunteer office. A dedicated volunteer, she was also the proud recipient of the Clara Field Award.

J. Gary Sammon, of Rumson, passed away peacefully at his home, on Sunday, August 2, 2020, surrounded by his loving family, who cared for him over the last year. Gary was a 4th generation resident of Rumson. He was 77 years old. He was born in Riverview Hospital (Red Bank, NJ) on July 7, 1943 to John J. Sammon and Alma N. Sammon. He attended Holy Cross Elementary School and graduated from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School in 1962. Gary attended Monmouth College, becoming the first person in his family to graduate from college in 1967.

He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree, majoring in Business Administration, with minors in Accounting and Economics. Gary began serving the town of Rumson in 1970 when he was hired as the Assistant Borough Administrator. He held that position for over 7 years, under the guidance of Borough Administrator, Art Kerr. In 1977, until his retirement in 2004, Gary served as Borough Administrator, Clerk, Secretary to the Borough Planning Board, Zoning Board and Registrar for Vital Statistics. With that responsibility, Gary worked an average of 60 hours a week, minimum. Gary was exceptional when dealing with people and developed his outstanding public relation skills with Rumson residents at an early age, while working at the Rumson Pharmacy. His ability to communicate, problem solve and deal with the public, made Gary an ideal fit for serving the townspeople of Rumson.

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