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Ann Marie Muyskens, Age 92, of Pompton Plains, NJ, died on Tuesday, April 13 at Morristown Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband, the Rev. David P. Muyskens. She is survived by her children Noel (Armanda), Kirsten Schanck (Bill), and Kevin (Cynthia), grandchildren Andrew Schanck (Lisa), Meredith Lindner (Peter), Evan and Ethan, great grandchildren Alexandra Lindner, George Lindner, and Anna Schanck, sisters Jean Melby, Constance Seraphine (John), Darleen Armstrong (Randy) and brother Joseph Leean (Virginia.)

Dennis Patrick Lynch entered eternal life on April 10, 2021, in his eightieth year. Born in Jersey City, Dennis was a son of Thomas E. Lynch and Mary Doust Lynch. A longtime resident of Rumson, N.J., he was a graduate of Red Bank Catholic H.S. After spending a postgraduate year at Phillips Exeter Academy, Dennis earned a B.A. from Yale College in l964.

Upon completion of his service in the Coast Guard, Dennis married his former classmate, Ann Marie Blades, his “best friend for life”. The newlyweds moved to Philadelphia where Dennis studied for his M.B.A. at Penn’s Wharton School, majoring in finance. He became a V.P. at Smith, Barney & Co. before cofounding the investment advisory firm of Lynch and Mayer, Inc., in N.Y.C., in 1976. For twenty years L & M ranked nationally in the top quintile of large-cap investment managers. Early retirement years were partly spent in Hanover, N.H., and Essex, CT.

Myrtle Acker, beloved grandmother, cousin, wife, mother and dear friend to so many, died at home with her granddaughter Sarah Goodhue, grandson Taylor Goodhue, and son Daniel Acker by her side on March 3, 2021. Predeceased by her husband Daniel Acker, her parents Fredrick Tumith and Anna Louise Tempe, and her 11 siblings. Survived by her sister Marilyn Krienitz, son Daniel Acker, daughter Debra Goodhue, grandson Daniel Acker Jr, granddaughter Sarah Goodhue, and grandson Taylor Goodhue.

Maureen (Meaney) Ferejohn Connolly passed away peacefully on April 8, 2021, at Sunrise Assisted Living in Lincroft, New Jersey. Maureen was born on April 4, 1926, to Anna (Stewart) and Martin H. Meaney in Brooklyn, New York where she formed lifelong memories of the Brooklyn Dodgers. She lived many years in Elizabeth, New Jersey before moving to Garden City Long Island and finally settling in Middletown, New Jersey.

She was predeceased by her husbands, John William Ferejohn and Gerard Connolly; her brother Martin Meaney; sisters Anne Meaney and Grace Brophy; as well as her beloved grandson, Eric Dirmann.

Maureen is remembered for her generous spirit and willingness to help those in need. She learned to operate a hemodialysis machine when her first husband developed kidney failure just as she met all of life’s challenges with grace and courage, serving as an inspiration to her children and grandchildren to whom she was devoted.

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and dear friend Clare Catherine Bowler Schumann passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home in Chagrin Falls, OH, on March 25, 2021. Clare was predeceased by her husband of 40 years, Herbert Schumann, her parents James and Clare Bowler, and her brother, Edward Bowler.  She is survived by her daughters, Roberta Cleary of Ponte Vedra, FL, Justine (Kevin) Starrett of Chagrin Falls, OH, Adrienne (Ray Hickman) Doherty of Red Bank, NJ, her grandchildren Sam Starrett ( Whitney), James Starrett, Cameron Starrett, Christian Carroll and great-grandson Brady Carroll. Clare will be deeply missed by her nieces, Mary Beth Bowler, and Teresa Bowler, nephews Edward Bowler, Christopher (Linda) Bowler, and Quinn Bowler, and by stepchildren Mark (Loretta) Schumann, Richard (Treacy) Schumann and Laura Schumann (Dan Pol) and their families.

Clare was a devout parishioner of St. James Church, Red Bank.

Gene W. Clark – The son of Gene and Cynthia Clark of Deal, NJ, grew up in Deal and attended the Deal Elementary School and Asbury Park High School. Gene was an avid and excellent golfer. He was the owner G. C. Contractors. Gene was at one time, years ago, a member of the Deal Fire Department.

He was a very loving, compassionate and giving man to his family and all those who were blessed to know him. Gene was a good son, brother, father and friend. A selfless and giving man, he gave of himself from his heart. He may no longer be with us but he shall live within our hearts and minds. He will be missed much more than he thought he would be. Gene was a young and active 72 years of age when God took him home on April 2, 2021, passing away at Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, NJ.

Dr. Frederick Charles Blades, a much beloved ophthalmologist in Red Bank, NJ for over 40 years passed away Friday, March 26th. He was 78 years old.

Dr. Blades graduated from Avon Grammar School in 1957, Asbury Park High School in 1961 and the University of Maine in 1965 summa cum laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Following his life-long dream to become a doctor, Fred attended the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, receiving his medical degree in 1969. He joined the Navy and as Lieutenant Commander interned at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (VA) and was certified as a Naval Flight Surgeon following flight training at Pensacola Florida Naval Air Station. He completed his ophthalmology residency at George Washington University Hospital and was certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Carolyn (Cally) Pivano Tendrick, 56, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on March 30th, 2021. She was born in Jersey City and grew up in Union City. Cally raised her family in Jackson before settling in Red Bank.

She is predeceased by her parents Gus and Anne Pivano, her twin sister Sue, and her brother Danny. She leaves behind her loving husband Larry Tendrick, her son David Porta and his wife Christa and her other son Rich Porta and his wife Kendra, as well as her four beautiful grandchildren Parker, Jack, Ava, and Brielle. She is also survived by her sister Linda. Cally will be greatly missed by her nieces Elisha, Christine, Lisa and Michelle along with her other nieces and nephews, as well as so many family and friends that have been graced by her presence in this world.

Paul Fuller Timolat died peacefully at home on March 23, 2021, at the age of 74. Paul was born in New York and was a longtime resident of the Rumson community. He was a graduate of Rumson Country Day School, the Fountain Valley School in Colorado Springs, The American School in Switzerland and Franklin & Marsh College. His greatest delight was spending family time and special occasions with his daughter, her husband, his grandchildren and the grand dogs.  

Paul was a strong advocate and supporter of land conservation in Monmouth County and always eager to travel. He enjoyed the social life of a number of area clubs including the Rumson County Club, the Navesink Country Club, the Seabright Lawn Tennis and Cricket Club and the Seabright Beach Club. He was a longtime member of the Union League Club of New York and of the River Club of New York.

Harriet Ruth Luckenbill, known to many as "Nana", age 96, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 19, 2021, at the Chelsea Assisted Living Home, a caring and loving community in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. Harriet was born on July 3rd, 1924, in Farmingdale, New York to her parents, Mabel and Ernest Pinney and was the eldest of two children. She was predeceased by her husband John, sister Mary, and granddaughter Kristin. She is survived by her three children, John and wife Janice Luckenbill, Bob Luckenbill and his wife Josie Sutherland, and Nancy and her husband John Niro; five grandchildren Jennifer Brush, John III and wife Lisa Luckenbill, Joseph Luckenbill, C.J. Brush and Michael Niro; and two great-grandchildren, William and Andrew Luckenbill.

After completing high school as salutatorian of her graduating class, Harriet obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry and a Master’s Degree in Education from Barnard College at Columbia University (NYC). She taught kindergarten and third grade in Glen Cove, NY and Shrewsbury, NJ.

Robert P. Hershkowitz, MD of West Long Branch, NJ, passed away peacefully at home on March 18, 2021 surrounded by loved ones. He was born in Jersey City and had been a resident of West Long Branch for the better part of 47 years. A graduate of Muhlenberg College and Hahnemann School of Medicine, Bob had been a practicing Internist in Long Branch for over 45 years.

Surviving are his loving wife, Elaine; children, Scott, Brian, and his wife Nycole, Dawn Adamo and her husband John, Eric Grissom and his wife Casey; sisters, Diane Salzberger and Shelley Mandy; sisters-in-law, Sharon Hershkowitz and Pat Boden; and grandchildren, Ellie, Matthew, Kate, Gavin, Hannah, Ingrid, Emily, Avery, Ava, Reilly, Cooper; several nieces and nephews; and his furry friend Fluffy. Bob was predeceased by his parents, Bernie and Harriet (Nadelhaft); brother, Jerry; and brother-in-law, Paul Salzberger.  

Robert was his given name but he was Bob to most, Pop-pop to his grandkids, Bobby to his sisters and select friends, Hersh to his colleagues and Doc to everyone.

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