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Stella Dancey, beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, Yaya, and friend departed this life on March 24, 2016. She displayed the same strength, grace, and courage in her death as she did in her long and beautiful life.

Stella was born in 1922 in New Brunswick, NJ to Vassillios Gitantzides and Kalliope Tsoukaladakis, who both emigrated from Greece. Her father, who was known as "Bill the Barber" at Curchin's Barber Shop in Red Bank, was a proud patriot of his adopted country. Her mother was a seamstress and the daughter of olive farmers on the island of Samos.

Stella graduated from New Brunswick High School in 1940 and was trained soon after as a secretary. She started work at Camp Evans in Belmar during WWII, where she met her husband Frank after his service in Africa and Italy in the Army Air Forces. Soon after her marriage in 1948 Stella was employed at Ft. Monmouth where she supported our military members during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. During her career she had three children, John, Michael, and Kathy and raised them in Shrewsbury where she and Frank made their home. She retired from Ft. Monmouth in 1981, where she was able to work for many years with her sister, Catherine "Casey" Ross. After retiring, Stella enjoyed spending time with Frank, her family, and friends and attending reunions with Frank's WWII Bomber Group.

Marguerite (Peggy) Salmon, 89, of Vero Beach, FL and Fair Haven, NJ died peacefully on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach. Born and raised in Ludington, Michigan, a small town on the shore of Lake Michigan, Peggy attended Ludington High School and graduated from Wayne State University and the Grace Hospital School of Nursing.

Her first marriage to Richard (Pete) Schmittling in 1948 ended tragically when he died 3 years later leaving 2 sons, Bill, age 3, and Ray, 6 months.

It was during her time working as an operating room nurse at Wayne County General Hospital in Westland, Michigan she met Louis R. Salmon, a resident in Ophthalmology at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan. They were married in 1956 and settled in Rumson, New Jersey; close to the shores where Louis spent his summer months as a child.

Kathleen T. Costigan, 96, of Shrewsbury went home to God on March 21, 2016 between her high holiday of St. Patrick's Day, the first day of spring, her birthday, and Easter. She was born the third of seven children to Irish immigrant parents Francis H. and Mary Sheridan Ward.

Kay was a most compassionate and competent nurse who worked at Massachusetts General and Boston Children Hospitals. She served, along with all of her siblings, in World War II as a charter member of the U.S. Navy Nurse Corp.

She married another navy veteran in 1947 and enjoyed 53 wonderful years of marriage to Joseph G. Costigan. They moved to NJ in 1955 and enjoyed their lives running a business, traveling the world, playing golf, and making dear and lasting friends. She certainly had the luck of the Irish and used it well at Monmouth Race Track and Atlantic City.

Dr. John D. Powers (Jack), 92, passed away on March 19, 2016, after a full and wonderful life.

He was born in Red Bank, NJ, attended Red Bank public schools and later graduated from Colgate University where he studied pre-med. This was interrupted by three years of duty in the US Navy. After graduating from Midshipman School at Northwestern University in Chicago and sub-chaser school in Miami, he was deployed to the Pacific theater during the latter part of World War II just after the Iwo Jima invasion aboard the USS LSM 141. After discharge from the Navy and completing college he went to Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia followed by an internship in Lansing, Michigan. He returned to Fair Haven with his wife, Eleanor (Clayton) 'Arny' Powers whom he had married during junior year of medical school.

Margaret Lamb Maguire passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2016 in the comfort of her home with the complete love of her family. Margaret was born in the Bronx. Her family moved to North Plainfield, NJ when she was five years old. She was a Fair Haven resident for over 50 years.

She was an extremely bright woman, skipping two grades and graduating North Plainfield High School at 16 years old. She graduated Seton Hall University with her Bachelors in Nursing. Margaret began her nursing career at the VNA in Plainfield as a Public Health Nurse. While she was both a part time and full time school nurse at Monmouth Regional High School, she pursued her Masters in Social Work. She began her Social Work career at MRHS in 1977. In 1989 she retired to spend more time with her family.

Margaret E. Baxter, 97, of Middletown, passed away on March 12, 2016. Margaret was born to William and Edith Cooper in Orange, NJ. She was a Secretary for the First Baptist Church in Red Bank. She retired in 1995 after many years of service. Margaret was a member of the Church for over 60 years and was the longest living member of the Church.

Margaret was predeceased by her husband Robert in 1995 and her son Frank in 2014. She is survived by daughter Marilyn Siemons of Wall, NJ, and her sister-in-law.

Ole Pedersen, 76 of Fair Haven, passed away on March 12, 2016. Ole was born to Knud and Inger Pedersen in Copenhagen, Denmark. After immigrating to the U.S. in 1960, Ole served in the US Army from 1963 to 1965. He was a Sales Manager for Pan American Airlines and DHL before retiring in 2005. A long-time resident of Fair Haven, Ole was a member of the Shrewsbury Sailing & Yacht Club in Oceanport and the Polly's Pond Sailing Group. He was also a member of the Root Beer and Checker Club of Fair Haven.

Frederick A. Jardine, 86, of Red Bank, died at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank on March 12, 2016. He was born in Kearney, New Jersey. He moved to Schenectady, NY in 1945 and Westfield, NJ in 1966.

Mr. Jardine served in the United States Navy from 1948 to 1949 and received an Honorable Discharge. He worked in the printing industry for 50 years. He was with Bench, Inc. of Schenectady, and vice president of sales with Niagara Systems of Buffalo. He became fundraising marketing manager at Webcraft Technologies, Inc. of North Brunswick and retired in 1999. He married Dorothy Kathan of Little Silver in 1999 and moved to Shrewsbury in 2004.

Marie Guoba, a proud, longtime resident of the Ironbound section of Newark, NJ, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her adoring family, on March 9, 2016.

She was also loved and cared for by the many compassionate aides at Sunrise Assisted Living of Lincroft, where she resided for almost two years.

Marie was a religious woman who gave selflessly to others. No job was ever too big or too difficult for her. She was an active member of the Hennessey-Baione Post 712 Ladies Auxiliary and the Knights of Lithuania C-29 in Newark.

Cooking and entertaining for her family and friends was her passion. Her home was always open to all for dinners and celebrations.

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