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On January 20, 2020, Maureen Rahner, loving mother and amazing grandmother, passed away at the age of 73.

Maureen was born in New York City in 1946 to Eugene and Mary Elizabeth McMenamin.  In an effort to avoid cold winters, she attended La Universidad Catolica de Puerto Rico in Ponce, Puerto Rico.  She then resided in New Jersey, where she raised her one daughter and partner in crime, Nora Maureen (Rahner) King.  

Maureen loved to travel and read and was at her finest when combining the two: reading one of her favorite authors under her favorite tree at her favorite island beach.  She was known to travel with an entire suitcase stuffed with books and only transitioned to a Kindle in an effort to avoid fees for overweight luggage.  Maureen was quick-witted with an amazingly dry sense of humor, and her friends and family regularly laughed until they cried during their gab sessions.    

Joan M. Lorme (nee Schneffensiefen), 87, of Oakhurst, NJ, and Myrtle Beach, SC, passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at Sunrise Assisted Living in Lincroft, NJ.  Joan was born in Jersey City, NJ, on September 1, 1932, a daughter of the late Joseph and Rose Schneffensiefen.

Joan graduated from Snyder High School in Jersey City, where she was captain of the Twirlers Squad.  Joan met her late husband Hal in high school and was married for 62 years.  Joan was employed over the years at RCA, Computer Systems Labs and was an assistant at a dermatology office.

Joan and Hal loved to travel, both domestically and internationally and enjoyed many fun-filled vacations.  Joan was a member of the Does and was selected Doe of the Year in 2001.  Joan also enjoyed playing majong with a group of friends every week.  But it was Joan’s love of the beach, ocean and sun where she could be found most days.  Joan’s greatest joy was spending time with good friends and family and her grandchildren were the light of her life.

Richard "Dick" Molke, formerly of Rumson, New Jersey, passed away at the age of 93 on December 27, 2019.   His wife of over 70 years, Louise Gentles Molke, was by his side. In addition to his wife, Mr. Molke is survived by the couple’s three children Richard H. Molke Jr. (married to Mary Pat Lee Molke), Robert W. Molke  (married to Anne E. Magennis) and Lisa Molke Lenker (married to Dr. Robert B. Lenker) and their nine grand-children: Krista, Richard, Joanna, Zoe, Heather, Samuel, Graham, Conor and Kathryn. A Celebration of Life service was held on January 12, 2020 at Thompson Memorial Home in Red Bank, NJ, including military honors from the Navy.

Richard Emil Tobias Sr, age 67, of Little Silver passed away on January 18, 2020 surrounded by his family after a long and heroic battle with cancer.

Richard was born in Newark. He went to school in Colonia and Little Silver. He graduated from Red Bank High School in 1971. He was an avid swimmer and participated with the swim team.  He was also a lifeguard for many years where he met his wife. He worked for Bendix during his younger years and was a volunteer member of the Rumson Fire Department before becoming a Rumson Police officer in 1982. He was promoted to chief in 2006 and retired in 2012. Richard loved riding his Harley, going to AC, playing with his dogs, and spending time with his grandchildren.  

Rosalie Cook, 81, of Holmdel, NJ passed away peacefully, Friday, January 17th. Rosalie was born in Flatbush, Brooklyn NY. She met and later married her late husband Joseph Cook after attending and graduating from the University of Pennsylvania.They raised their family in Elizabeth, NJ where Rosalie worked as a Registered Nurse. She spent many years working for Thomas & Betts and later worked for First Chicago Trust  prior to retirement in 1999.  During her retirement she was a part time resident of Marco Island, FL where wonderful memories were created with her children, grandchildren and friends. She devoted time to her community and Mary Mother of God Church of New Monmouth, NJ where she was a Eucharistic minister, food pantry volunteer, and a beloved CCD teacher preparing students for their first holy communion.

Gerald W. Hannay, 88, of Rumson, New Jersey, passed away on January 13th.  He was predeceased by his parents Gerald and Virginia Hannay as well as his former wife Janneka Evans Hannay. Gerald is survived by his wife Lois Judice Hannay; his sister Jean Bodine of Williamsburg, Virginia; his brother John Hannay “Beverly” of Williamsburg, Virginia; three children  James Hannay Sr. of Toms River, New Jersey, David Hannay and Ana of Summit, New Jersey, and Jeffrey Hannay of Stewartsville, New Jersey, and one daughter-in-law Jenifer Hannay of Middletown, New Jersey.  In addition he leaves behind two grandchildren James Hannay Jr. “Katelyn” and Kaitlyn Hannay and one great-grandson Jacob Hannay, as well as numerous nephews, nieces and friends and Nicholas “dog.”

Kevin Joseph Conery, a pillar of the community, consummate family man, and expert in preferred securities, passed suddenly and peacefully at home Thursday. He was 59 years old.   

Kevin was born in Albany, New York and was greatly influenced by his religious upbringing shepherded by his parents, which stayed with him until his untimely death. He rarely missed Sunday mass, led bible study, and was chair of the finance committee for many years at Holy Cross Church in Rumson, New Jersey.   He was an enthusiastic tenor in the church choir and his meaningful presence was a beautiful addition to the music sung by his fellow parishioners.  He valued participating each week and he cherished being a member of the angelic choir. 

Lorraine Jean Eovino, 85 years old of Middletown,NJ, passed peacefully on Jan 7, 2020 at her place of residency in Middletown, NJ.   She is predeceased by her parents Raymond  and Josephine Strona; sister Lucille; brothers Ray Jr,Joseph and Richard Strona; her beloved 2nd husband Whitey Eovino and also her beloved daughter Gail Laura. She is survived by her brother Robert Strona of Birmingham,AL; her sons Ronald Laura of Toms River, NJ, Gary Laura of Middletown,NJ and Mark Laura of Middletown,NJ; her grandson Jason Joslin who was raised as her son and 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. 

Toni Huber let go of this particular world on December 27 after fully inhabiting it for 86 years, 2 months, and 6 days. He had stuff to do that he couldn't do here, so he had to go. First on his list was building a wooden boat.

This was no ordinary man. Toni had an easy, original, and irresistible charm. His rumbly, baritone voice could carry across a football field. He was extremely funny and didn't know how to tell a dull story. He swore constantly and effortlessly, outdoing any drunken sailor on the planet. It was hard not to love him.

Toni was born in Manhattan and attended preschool in the city at The Little Red School House. He did receive further education (Rumson Country Day School, Millbrook, Amherst College) but he would be the first to tell you that his academic performance pretty much went downhill after The Little Red School House.  But that didn't mean he wasn't brilliant.

Joan Natalie Lyons Weber, our Nana, passed on peacefully in her home, surrounded by her beloved family on January 4, 2020.

She is predeceased by her parents, Loren Lamont Farrar and Johanna Davis, her first husband Joseph Lyons, her brothers Loren Farrar, Eugene Wilson and sister Francis Wilson. She is predeceased also by her second husband and love of her life Arno H Weber, with whom she shared 20 years of happiness. She is survived by her daughter Patricia J Townsend (nee Lyons) of Shrewsbury and her grand-daughters Olivia and Amelia Townsend, also her son Joseph F Lyons of Naples, Florida, and Loren Lyons, her stepsons Arno Weber(Florence) of Brick, New Jersey, Kurt Weber of Long Branch, New Jersey, and Richard Weber of Rumson, New Jersey.

Marion Schuster, 97, of Shadow Lake Village, peacefully passed away on Jan. 3rd surrounded by family at Riverview Medical Center. Born in Union City to Charles and Anna (Abate) Pensa, Marion married John Schuster in 1944 and was married for over 50 years.

During her life she raised two sons, was an administrative assistant at Fort Monmouth, and an active member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas. She enjoyed golfing, playing cards, and world travel. She was no stranger to ice cream sundaes and other delectable desserts. Marion is survived by her two sons, Jay and Doug, and extended family.

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