Richard B. Bingham

Richard B. Bingham, age 80, of Oceanport, NJ passed away on July 14, 2023. Born February 18, 1943, in Blackfoot, ID to Richard and LaVerl Bingham, he lived in eastern Idaho until he headed east to Columbia University in New York where he earned his B.A. in 1965. Subsequently, Richard studied 17th century French history, with a sojourn in Paris (1968-1969), and received his PhD from the University of Illinois, Chicago Circle in 1972. He taught history for several years at Wheaton College, MA and the College of New Rochelle, NY. Richard was the Command Historian at Ft. Monmouth, Eatontown, NJ upon his retirement.

Theresa "Terry" Seitz

Theresa “Terry” Seitz left us on July 18, 2023 following complications from Covid, she was 91 years old.  Terry was born in Akron, Ohio, one of seven children of Ralph and Anita Garduno.  Terry was graduated from Springfield High School and began her long and varied work life at the Goodyear Tire Company where she met and eventually married Patrick Fullam.  They were blessed with four children and traversed the country making homes in Texas, Delaware and finally New Jersey. 

Dorothy Lenartowicz

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beautiful mother Dorothy Lenartowicz. Dorothy or Dottie as she liked to be called died on Monday July 10th at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank with her beloved children by her side. Dottie was 89 years young!

Dottie was born on May 2nd, 1934 in Elizabeth New Jersey to her parents John and Adele Stephanik. She grew up in Elizabeth and graduated from Battin High School and attended Union Junior College in Cranford. Dottie had such fond memories of growing up with all of her cousins and aunts and uncles. She loved sharing stories with us about living life in simpler times and how she loved being very close with her family. Dottie loved going to dances with friends at the Bayway Community Center where she met her beloved future husband Charles.

Dermott W. Clancy

Dermott William Clancy loving husband to Donna, father to Olivia, Ireland, and Ashton, and son to Patrick and Margaret Clancy, brother to Ursula and Norman, son-in-law to Margaret and Vincent Homan. He was born on April 28, 1965 in Brooklyn, New York after his parents immigrated from County Clare, Ireland. He was the first generation of his family to be born in the United States. He passed suddenly Saturday July 8th, 2023. He leaves broken-hearted three daughters who adored him with all of their hearts and the love of his life, his wife Donna. Growing up in Brooklyn, he worked in the restaurant business until the late 1980s. Then, he was offered a job to go work on the New York Stock Exchange and a few short years later, founded his own brokerage firm as a member of the NYSE. 

Frank A. Scalzo

Frank A. Scalzo was called home on 7/3/23.  Born and raised in Rumson, he resided in Fair Haven for over 50 years. Frank graduated from R-FH RHS in ’69 and attended Florida State University. He served in Vietnam in the Air Force and was later deployed oversees as a civilian in support of the Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom conflicts through his employment at Fort Monmouth, where he received many awards and special commendations.  

An avid NASCAR enthusiast, Frank enjoyed many years of RV travel, attending NASCAR races up/down the east coast making many new friends along the way.  

Charles (Chuck) Barondess

Charles (Chuck) Barondess passed away in New Jersey on June 13, 2023. He was 83.

Chuck had a lifelong career in retail and restaurant hospitality. He started in his father’s drugstore - Baron’s Drugs. Shortly thereafter, he co-founded Eastern Innkeepers. Always the visionary, the first restaurant the group launched was wildly successful -- The Jolly Trolley of Westfield. He went on to open other fruitful restaurants in New Jersey and Colorado including Charlie Brown’s locations, and Good Time Charley’s. He developed Dunn’s Garage, Hook Line & Sinker, Ichabod’s, Zeke’s, and Charley’s Grill with his second wife, Joanne DeCuollo. Chuck’s business acumen and pioneering sense of what makes a restaurant successful made him an influential force in the restaurant communities where he did business. His influence is – and will continue to be felt -- through the many people he hired and mentored throughout his long career.

Assunta "Sue" Vaccarelli

On Sunday, June 25th, 2023, Assunta "Sue"  Vaccarelli, crossed over to be reunited with her  beloved husband of 68 years, Anthony "Tony" Vaccarelli.  She spent the last days of her century long life, surrounded and embraced by the love of her family as she prepared to transition to Heaven.

Sue was brought into this world by Celeste and James Vaccaro, and spent most of her early years growing up in Allenhurst where her family resided after moving from Asbury Park. She enjoyed being raised in a full household of 4 brothers (Al, Fred, Tony, and Jim Vaccaro) and 3 sisters (Rita Trebino, Mary Francese, and Fanny O'Toole), and remained close to them all throughout their lives and hers.  

Her cousin, Nancy, was always looking for a "finders fee" for the ultimate matchmaking success of introducing her to Tony Vaccarelli, the brother of Nancy's husband at the time, Pat.  And Tony, until the day he died, told Nancy any fee would be acceptable as marrying Sue was the best decision of his life. They were hopelessly in love, and remained devoted to each other their entire lives. Many a late night, you'd find Tony in the kitchen emptying the dishwasher, not because Sue had asked him to, but as he often put it..."because it makes me feel so good to know your Mom doesn't have to do it in the morning".  And decades later, when Tony was diagnosed with a progressive disease, Sue stayed by his side caring for him at home until the day he died.

David Michael Britz

David Michael Britz a longtime resident of Rumson, NJ passed away on June 23, 2023. An Australian by birth, David had recently obtained his American citizenship with great pride.

A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design with a Masters in Industrial Design, David had been employed as a senior researcher at AT&T/Bell Laboratories for nearly thirty years with over one hundred patents to his credit. During his career he enjoyed teaching astronomy in local public schools. His retirement years were focused on his continuing love of astronomy and his newfound hobby of home gardening.

Dr. Timothy Emerson Link

Dr. Timothy Emerson Link, 50, of Tinton Falls, NJ died following a fatal car accident in New Jersey, on May 22, 2023.  He was a neurosurgeon in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. He practiced 20+ years and was an exceptional surgeon winning many awards for his work. He had a listening ear and caring attitude for every situation and patient. He specialized in adult deformity and spinal disorders.

Dr. Tim was born in Portland, Maine, the  third son of Robert Stevens Link and Virginia (Bemis) Link. He attended Kaler Elementary and Mahoney Middle Schools and graduated from South Portland High School 1991. He received his undergraduate and his medical degree from Tufts University.  He completed his internship and residency at the University of Vermont Medical Center. He completed his fellowship at the Barrow Neurological Institute at  St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in AZ, before joining a practice in West Long Branch, New Jersey.

Richard (Dick) A. Rathemacher

Richard (Dick) Andrew Rathemacher passed away on June 17, 2023, at Riverview Hospital in Red Bank of pneumonia complications, preceded by dementia. Born in New York City, the son of August and Andrée Andrew Rathemacher, he spent most of his life as a resident of Navesink and Atlantic Highlands, NJ. He was 91 years old. His final year was spent at Sunrise of Lincroft where he received attentive care.

Dick graduated from Red Bank Catholic High School where he was captain of the school’s championship rifle team. He also was a National Forensic League debater and an honors student. At Lafayette College, class of 1954, he was active in Zeta Psi fraternity, was on the Dean’s List, and graduated with “distinction” in his major field of Psychology.

Following college he went to the United States Navy’s Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI. He was commissioned as an Ensign and assigned to the National Security Agency in Washington, DC. He had the honor of receiving commendations from a U.S. Army Lieutenant General and a U.S. Air Force Brigadier General. It pleased him that he made his parents proud with his many accomplishments.

Madeline Claire Harris

Madeline Claire Harris, age 32, passed away unexpectedly on June 10, 2023.  She was born in Red Bank, New Jersey on August 29, 1990, and was a long-time resident of Brooklyn, New York.

Madeline’s love for photography began in childhood, eventually leading to formal study and a degree in photography and design.  That little spark at age 7 with a child’s film camera ultimately became her lifelong career.  Madeline was also an avid reader and loved looking at and talking about art.  She was handy with power tools and the materials needed to create beauty around her and solve design problems.  Madeline forever enjoyed traveling and exploring foods and cultures throughout her time here.  In addition to her own travels, her family has many memories of time spent traveling together, from adventures in NY to places overseas.  In those travels with family, it was often noted that she would see things around her in ways that others did not.

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