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John Carlos Santos was born on September 10, 1936 in Murtosa, Portugal. He was the oldest of two brothers born to Antonio and Maria. He passed away peacefully on December 5, 2021 after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease.

John emigrated to the United States at age 11 and was a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University with a Bachelor of Science degree. Athletically, he became the first All-American soccer player in FDU history. He still holds two NCAA men’s soccer records: saves in a game and saves per game in a season. In 1960, he was drafted into the Army where he proudly served his beloved country. After graduation and his service he went to work for Nabisco, then spent the rest of his long career as an executive at AT&T Bell Laboratories until his retirement in 1994.

Red Bank, NJ - Judith Hathaway, age 75, passed away peacefully on December 1st at her residence. She was born in Tuxedo, NY, and settled in the Red Bank area in 1993.

Judy was a graduate of Katherine Gibbs Liberal Arts School, and enjoyed a 25-year career at Hewlett Packard where she managed several branch sales offices. She was the founder and president of Ambassador Events Travel LLC.

The joy of Judy’s life was her beloved husband of 35 years, Howard L. Hathaway III. Together, they traveled the world, hosted parties, and spent countless hours with friends at Monmouth Boat Club. She was also a devoted and loving mother to her son, Timothy Hathaway.

Frank J. Rock of Red Bank passed away on December 2, 2021 at the age of 90. Born in Jersey City, Frank joined the Marines after high school and had a career as a Port Authority policeman, retiring as a Captain after 20 years. He was a director of security for Engelhard and later, a realtor in South Carolina.

Frank was a proud alumnus of Seton Hall University. He took classes at night to obtain his degree, forever exercising an incredible work ethic.

Throughout his life, Frank lived in Saddle Brook, East Hanover, and Rumson, NJ. He also lived in Seneca, SC for many years before returning to the Red Bank area. He spent his final days at Sunrise of Shrewsbury.

Lawrence D. Fossett, 67, died November 22, 2021 at his home in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. Larry was born in Gainesville, Florida and raised in suburban Atlanta. He earned an honors degree in mathematics from Oberlin College and a PhD in operations research from Stanford University. He was retired from a lengthy career at Bell Labs and AT&T, where he earned awards for his work.

Larry was an avid traveler. He traveled up and down the East Coast for holidays and other family events, and took multiple trips to Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia, and Japan. He had a huge collection of T-shirts from bars all over the world that he garnered in his travels. In his younger days, he was a serious student of karate, earning the rank of third-degree black belt. He was also a Sudoku player and a successful amateur investor.

Michael J. Kramer, 40, of Red Bank, NJ, passed away on Friday, November 26, 2021. Born in Martinsburg, WV, he grew up in Hamilton Township, New Jersey, where he attended Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School and Nottingham High School. He graduated from Drexel University with a degree in Architecture. Over the years, a few of the companies he worked for were InterArch in Mt. Laurel, NJ; WeWork, in NYC, Los Angeles, Shanghai, and Singapore; and most recently Gopuff in Philadelphia, PA.

Michael (or “Kramer”) loved many things: surfing, watches (“You’re never completely dressed without the right watch”), punk rock, a good cigar with his friends, his Porsche, the New York Rangers, his rescue pups Maggi and Rosie, but most of all, his beloved wife Chi Lee. He was a devoted and loving husband, and was excitedly awaiting the arrival of #BabyKramer, a son due January 8th. His loss is devastating to everyone who knew and loved him. And anyone who knew him DID love him.

Mary Ellen Wilson, 91, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 29, 2021, while living at the Atrium Navesink Independent Living Community of Red Bank, NJ. She was born in Milton RD #2, PA to the late Homer S. Wagner and Ruth Fox Wagner on March 5, 1930. Mary Ellen was born and raised on the Wagner Farm which dated back to the Revolutionary War. She received her first eight grades of education in a one room schoolhouse being taught by her father, Homer Wagner, who was the teacher. Mary Ellen attended Milton High School in Milton, PA and upon graduation spent one year at Mansfield State Teachers College in Mansfield, PA and the following three years studying voice and piano at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA.

David W. Roche, 93, of Little Silver, NJ, passed away on November 23, 2021 at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, NJ. Son of the late David Roche and Helen Foley Roche, Dave was born in New York City on January 20, 1928 and raised in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx. He graduated from Power Memorial Academy and went on to earn his bachelor’s degree from Saint John’s University.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, Dave served our country during the Korean War. He later worked as a sales agent for the Allstate Insurance Company in Bayonne, New Jersey, a position he held for over 40 years. Blessed with a keen wit and sharp sense of humor, whenever he was asked what he attributed his long career with Allstate to, he would usually smile and say, “no one has endurance like the man who sells insurance!”.

Gerald (Jerry) N. Hardie, age 74, of Shrewsbury, passed peacefully at NYU Langone Medical Center surrounded by family on Monday, November 22, 2021.

Born to Andrew and Alma Grace (Jennette) Hardie, Jerry grew up on Staten Island, NY. One of six children, his home was lively and he always valued a sense of family and loyalty to those around him. He was a graduate of Curtis High School and was drafted into the U.S. Army at the age of 19. A Vietnam War Veteran, he served in the 173rd Airborne Brigade. Upon returning home, he went on to receive a business degree from Bernard Baruch College, CUNY. He married his wife, Lydia, in 1976, and within a few years, they moved to Shrewsbury, NJ, where they settled their roots and grew their family.

Jerry had a career as a credit analyst, working for various factors/banks in the factoring industry in New York City. In everything he did, he worked hard and was proud to be able to always provide for his wife and two daughters.

Linda Smith Mallan, of Rumson, NJ, died peacefully on November 24, 2021 at King James Nursing Home in Atlantic Highlands, NJ, due to complications from Alzheimer’s Disease. She was 77 years old.

Linda was born in 1943 to Ann Betts and Stewart Pardee Smith, of Skaneateles, NY. As a young person, she was a cheerleader and spent summers sailing on Skaneateles Lake. For her senior year of high school, Linda moved with family friends to live on the island of Mallorca, Spain. Her time there ignited a life-long love of languages and travel. In 1965, she graduated from Syracuse University where she majored in French and joined Gamma Phi Beta sorority. After college, she taught French and Spanish in Stamford, CT, where she met and then married Thomas A. Mallan, Sr. They lived in Scarsdale, NY, Chestertown, MD, and have spent the last 40 years in Rumson, NJ.

In loving memory of Barbara L. Harwood of Red Bank who passed away at the age of 93 years in her home of 67 years.

Barbara, also fondly known as “Twinkle”, had a beautiful spirit that delighted in life, always ready to listen and offer words of comfort and encouragement. Her passion for others, positive attitude and wonderful sense of humor drew all to love her.

Nature was a part of her soul and her backyard was a continual feast and haven for the birds, deer, chipmunks, squirrels, woodchucks, raccoons, skunks and fox.

Surrounded by family, Linda Fay Brown joined her God above on Monday, 11/15/2021, at the age of 66. Born in Long Branch, NJ, she recently moved to Lakewood's Leisure Village after residing in Colts Neck.

Linda grew up in Shrewsbury and was a Red Bank High School graduate. She attended nursing school in Orange, NJ, and settled in her first nursing job at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch. After moving to Indiana in her 20's, her greatest dreams were fulfilled when she became a pediatric nurse in the burn unit at Riley Children's Hospital and at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent in the pediatric intensive care unit. She loved all children and saw pediatric nursing as her calling. Linda was a woman of deep faith in God and, to all who knew her, she was a caretaker whether she was in a hospital room or at home with family and friends.

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