Helena ‘Louise Virgina’ Haupt (Pesano)

Helena ‘Louise Virgina’ Haupt (Pesano)
Age 96 – Shrewsbury

Helena has always reminded us that old age isn’t for the ‘faint of heart’ and it was her extraordinary strength, wisdom and determination that sustained her for these past 96 years.  On November 5, 2016, she was reunited with her husbands, children and friends that have gone before her.   May they continue their journey together and watch over those of us who are left behind.   

Through the many highs and lows of her life, Helena always remained confident that there was a plan for her and that God was her guiding star.  It was that deep sense of knowing and spirit that sustained her through many difficulties.  It was her love for the ocean that provided her with calm and anticipation of the end of season Jersey tomatoes that got her through some difficult moments.

Jose "Joey" Ambong Jr.

Jose "Joey" Ambong Jr., 59, of Red Bank ,NJ passed away on October 28,2016. He was born in Bago City, Negros Occ. Philippines. He received his Bachelors Degree in Marine Engineering and has worked as a seaman around the world. He migrated to the United States with his family in 1993 and has worked at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank since 1994.

Joey loved fishing, crabbing, cooking and showed pure joy with time spent with his family and friends. He is well known by people around him as someone who brings laughter with every conversion.

He was predeceased by his parents. He has two brothers and three sisters in the Philippines and another two sisters in California. He is survived by his wife Vicki, and children Joey James, Jenny Rose and Jan Earl and his beloved dog Lola.

Daisy Argyris

Daisy Argyris went home to be with the Lord on October 27, 2016.

Daisy was born in 1927, and raised in New York City, by her mother Marietta and father Konstantinos.  Daisy had one brother, Jerry Delaportas, and sister-in-law, Susan.

Daisy was predeceased by her beloved husband, Nicholas, to whom she was married for 60 years.  She is survived by her biggest joys, daughters Annette Thermos, Natalie Zenner, and son-in-law, Hal Zenner.  

Daisy and Nick lived in California for 12 years with loving family, and then moved back to the east coast. Her grandchildren and their spouses, Stacey and Yanni, Nicole and Dan, and Brandon and Mallory, and her precious great-grandchildren, Hannah, Sadie, and Yanni meant the world to her. Daisy had a large extended family including cousins, nieces, nephews, and godchildren from all over the world.

Donald B. Steel

Donald B. Steel passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, October 25, 2016.

Born in Red Bank, Donald was a lifelong resident of Monmouth County. He was a graduate of Red Bank High School, Gettysburg College and Seton Hall Law School.

Donald was a member of the Monmouth County Bar Association and a former partner at the Reussille Law Firm. A loving father, grandfather, son, brother and friend, Donald was also an active member and past President of the Red Bank Rotary. He was a lifelong sports fan who played basketball in high school and college and an avid golfer who loved to spend his time on the greens.

Richard W. Fehlhaber

Richard W. Fehlhaber, 57, of Tinton Falls, passed on October 24, 2016. He was born and raised in Locust, NJ. 

Rick is survived by his wife Lorrie Yeager, daughter Kelsey, and brothers Paul and William Fehlhaber. He is preceded in death by his mother Pauline and father William.

Richard was a long time welder for New Jersey Natural Gas. In his spare time, he enjoyed camping and riding his Harley Davidson Tri Glide with his wife.  

Visitation will be on Friday, October 28th from 5-8pm, with words of remembrance at 7:30pm, at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. 

John “Jack” Gilbert

John “Jack” Gilbert, age 73, was born in Irvington, NJ to John and Marie Gilbert.  He passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2016 after a long battle with cancer.  Jack graduated Irvington High School in 1961.  He attended college in Boston.  He went on to proudly serve with the US Navy, during the Vietnam War on the USS Willis A. Lee from 1961-1966.  He then went on to own his own IT consulting and computer programming company.  At the end of his career, he consulted for K.B.W. in New York City.  He retired in 1988.   In his spare time, he was an avid fisherman and hunter and loved being outdoors.  

Jack is survived by Salvatore and MacKenzie Giorgio of Oakhurst, NJ; as well as a host of cousins and friends.

Susan Karlin

Susan Karlin, most recently of Red Bank NJ, died on October 12, 2016 at the age of 93.   She was born Susan O’Gorman in Montclair, NJ where she lived until the end of World War II. From her very early years she spent summers in Westhampton Beach, NY where her family had a second home.  She graduated from the Kimberley School in 1941 and during the war was a volunteer at Mountainside Hospital. In March of 1945 she married Stuart Leigh of South Orange, NJ, a Navy pilot.  His employment took them to Reading, PA, Wellesley, MA and Morristown, NJ. By 1953 they were living in New Vernon, NJ raising their three children and a succession of golden and labrador retrievers.  Stuart died in a commercial air disaster in December 1960.  Around this time a friend introduced her to the art of decoupage, which she practiced for the next 50 years.  A tennis player into her 86th year, she met her second husband, Dr. John E. Karlin, when he became one of her tennis partners. They married in July of 1963.  Dr. Karlin’s work at Bell Laboratories led them to move from New Vernon to Locust, NJ in 1966. Here they found a few acres of wooded land on Wigwam Road perfectly situated with a view across the Navesink River toward the Oceanic Bridge and the setting sun; and here they built their home.  On these tranquil acres Susan expressed her natural creativity in landscape gardening, decoupage and above all in caring for her family.

Frank Waldron

Frank Waldron, of Shadow Lake Village, died surrounded by his family on Oct 18th.  

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Regina; his children Frank, Regina, Patricia, Thomas, Elizabeth; their spouses and his six grandchildren.

Richard Walter Seuffert

Richard Walter Seuffert, “Dick”, age 89 of Middletown, passed away on Oct 17th, 2016 at his home.  Born in Newark to Joseph and Irene, he was the youngest of three sons. Dick attended St. Benedict’s Preparatory School in Newark and after serving in the U.S Navy during World War II, as a seaman aboard the USS Endicott, he graduated from Seton Hall University. Like his father Dick became a professional Firefighter in Newark and served with Engine Co. 9 for several years.  During his summer months, he was a professional lifeguard in Belmar.

Called back into service during the Korean War, he served briefly on the USS Wisconsin and then was stationed in French Morocco with his wife Dolores.  Dick was known as one of the “Tin Can Sailors”.  After an honorable discharge from the Navy, Dick was hired as the Assistant City Manager for Newark, then as the first full-time Business Administrator for Middletown, and then City Manager for Rockaway Township.  Dick also served as Vice President of Business Operations at Snyder-Westerland Co. in Atlantic Highlands. Before retiring, he finished his career as a consultant for the Middletown Township Planning Commission.

Richard was an active member of St Catharine’s Church in Holmdel. He was an avid supporter of St. Benedict’s Preparatory school and attended their reunions on a regular basis.

Michael G. Douglass

Michael G. Douglass, 55, of Long Branch, passed away after a fierce battle with cancer, on October 15, 2016, at the home of his sister.  Michael was the youngest child of the long-time Red Bank Douglass Family.  He was a graduate of Red Bank Regional High School, Class of 1979.  

Michael was predeceased by his father John E. Douglass III, mother Margaret Severs Douglass and brother Robert B. Douglass.  He is survived by his brothers John E. Douglass IV (MaryAnn), Dennis M. Douglass (Patricia) and George W. Douglass (Joanne); his sister Maggie M. Waite (JR); and his eight nephews and a niece.

Pamela Lea Chappell

Pamela Lea Chappell, 64, of Wall, left us on Oct 14, 2016, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, after a long and hard fought battle with complications from cancer.  Pam was born in Long Branch, and was a lifelong Monmouth County resident.  She graduated from Wilson School, Neptune City (1966), Neptune High School (1970), and attended St Francis College, Loretto, PA.  Two of her avocations were certified massage therapist and licensed nail technician. Pam had a long career of service: as an operator, then business rep for NJ Bell, then Verizon, retiring in 1987. She was Director of Constituent Services for former Assemblyman Steve Corodemus for nine years.  She served in several capacities for Monmouth County: as Right to Know Coordinator for the Health Department, in the Environmental section of The Planning Board, and as Admin Assistant to the late freeholder Tom Powers, and most recently, as Admin Assistant for Freeholder Lillian Burry, and secretary to the County Construction Board of Appeals. Pam was an excellent writer, and would write an ad, article, press release or speech with the best of them.  A lifelong Republican, Pam donated thousands of volunteer hours for the Monmouth County GOP, and was a member of the Monmouth Federation of Republican Women, The Affiliated Republican Club, and the Neptune City and Wall GOP clubs for over 30 years.  She had been an active member of Memorial United Methodist Church for many years.  Pam was a voracious reader, and enjoyed sewing, gemology, gardening, and loved the many dogs and cats she cared for over the years. Her loyalty, kindness, friendship, selflessness, and good humor will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.
Bruce S. Thompson, Owner & Manager, NJ LIC #3740