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Daniel Louis Terpening, 75, suddenly passed away Friday, 22 April 2016, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center of complications from a stroke with his family by his side.

Dan graduated from Galesburg High School in Illinois and from Open Bible College in Des Moines, Iowa. While there, he met Sharon at a local church. They married and just celebrated their 54th anniversary the day before his stroke.

After his college graduation and with the draft looming, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and took his training at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. His 23-year Army career took him around the world with assignments in Nebraska, France, Kansas, Viet Nam, Washington, D.C., Germany, New York and South Korea. His last assignment was with the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School at Fort Monmouth, NJ. He retired as a Master Sergeant in May 1986, then worked at Telos Corporation in Shrewsbury and for JStor, Portico and the Princeton University Library system, fully retiring in 2011.

Marilyn M. Tukis (Cerny), of Fair Haven passed away on April 18, 2016. Marilyn was born in Brooklyn, NY, and resided in Fair Haven for the last 52 years before recently re-locating to Arbor Terrace Senior Living, Middletown.

In addition to raising four children, Marilyn was employed by the Fair Haven Public Schools as a lunchroom aid and crossing guard for more than 25 years, retiring in 2007.

Marilyn took great pleasure in sitting on the beach, reading and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoyed 35 summers at Ship Ahoy Beach Club where she made many long time friendships both on and off the beach. She was an active member and Treasurer of the Fair Haven Seniors and enjoyed weekly card games, luncheons and bus trips. For the past few years she could be seen volunteering at the local election polls. After re-locating to Arbor Terrace in September, Marilyn quickly became engaged in bingo, luncheons and outings with the other residents. She loved being active no matter the circumstances.

Gayle Townley Ballard, 73, of Atlantic Highlands, died April 15, 2016 at Riverview Medical Center after a brief illness. She was raised in Green Brook and lived in Piscataway for many years before relocating to Atlantic Highlands eight years ago. She graduated from Dunellen High School and Muhlenberg School of Nursing. Upon graduation, she worked as a registered nurse at Overlook Hospital in Summit until the birth of her children. Later, she returned to work at United National Bank, retiring after 25 years.

Gina Cesario, 81 of Shrewsbury, passed away on April 18, 2016. Gina was born in Chicago, IL. She lived in Indiana prior to moving to Shrewsbury in 2004. Gina was the current President of The Rumson Seniors and an active parishioner of Holy Cross Church in Rumson.

She was known to everyone as "Nonna" and her heart belonged to her eight grandchildren Bianca, Sam, Christopher, Chelsea, Haley, Samantha, A.J. and Oliviannah. Her pride and joy was her family and she could be heard by all cheering on her grandchildren at their many activities and school shows.

Gina was predeceased by her husband Santo R. Cesario and her son Dino Cesario. She is survived by her sons Salvatore and his wife Carol of Matawan and Anthony and his wife Lauren of Monmouth Beach, and her daughter-in-law Kathy Cesario of Rumson.

Maureen Mansell, 69, of Fair Haven died peacefully April 15, 2016 at Riverview Medical Center.

Born in Jersey City, Maureen attended Star of the Sea Academy and worked at AT&T Bell Labs for several years where she met her husband Jim. An active parishioner of the Church of the Nativity (Fair Haven), she was a key member of the Basic Needs committee and delivered Meals on Wheels which helped many members of our community in their times of greatest need. She was always proud to be an active member of the Fair Haven community.

She is predeceased by her loving husband Jim Mansell and her parents Bill and Eleanor Beirne. She is survived by her daughters, Katie and Alex Shanley of Rumson and Janice and JP Peluso of Fair Haven, and siblings Kate and Bill Wigginton, Claire and Bob Fitzsimmons and Kevin and Patty Beirne, all of Atlantic Highlands. She will always be Aunt Moe to her many nieces and nephews in New Jersey, Missouri and Wisconsin.

Susan Taylor Byren, 77, of Rumson NJ and Jensen Beach,FL passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 14,2016, in Jensen Beach,FL. Susan spent her life raising her children and living close to her friends and family, never far from the shores of the Atlantic.

Susan was the daughter of HF Taylor, Jr, who founded Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park,PA. and Mimi Taylor, and grew up in Media, PA. She attended Mary Washington University, class of 1960, moving to New York City after graduation to work for Chase Manhattan Bank. She shared summers with family and friends in Ocean City, NJ where she met her husband, John Byren.

Gladys M. Shripka, 91, of Red Bank, passed away on April 9, 2016, at her beloved beach cottage in Cutchogue, NY with her loving son Harold by her side. Born in 1924, in Brooklyn, New York and resided there until 1993 when she moved to Red Bank, NJ. She dedicated her life to raising her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Gladys was always omnipresent in the lives of her family and friends. Her love for her family and friends will not soon be forgotten.

Gladys was pre-deceased by her husband Lieutenant Harold F. Shripka (US Navy) in 1954 and her daughter, Susan M. Wieczerzak, in 1996. She is survived by son, Harold Shripka and his wife Donna of Fernandina Beach, FL, her grandchildren, Thomas Wieczerzak (Diana), Timothy Wieczerzak (Tracy), Suzanne Mahan (Brian), Amy Taylor (Brandon), Fred Murray, Brian Shripka, Allison Shripka, Theresa George, Christine Saggese, and her nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Daniel McGuire, 57, of Eatontown, formerly of Little Silver, passed away on April 7, 2016, in Red Bank. Dan was a long-time resident of Little Silver. He graduated from Rutgers University and was an insurance salesman at Dane Mihlon & Assoc in Shrewsbury. Dan was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Little Silver, a life member of the Little Silver Fire Department and served as Ex Chief and past President.

Daniel was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Geraldine, and his brother, Terrance. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Melissa Troy McGuire; his children, Thomas and Katherine at home; his brothers, Edward of Worcester, MA, Kevin and his wife Maureen of Downington, PA, and Joseph and his partner, Gustavo Cam of Asbury Park; his sisters, Mary Ziegler of Ithaca, NY and Ann Murdock and her husband Thomas of Rumson; his mother-in-law, Sybil T. Greening; brother-in--law, Michael Troy and his wife Jackie; and his loving nieces and nephews.

Anne G. Anderson, 99, of Ocean Grove, passed away peacefully on April 5, 2016, at the Francis Asbury Manor in Ocean Grove. Anne was born in Red Bank and was a 1934 graduate of Red Bank High School. She married Earl A. Anderson and was a homemaker. Anne was an active member of the Red Bank United Methodist Church and was the church treasurer for 22 years, as well as a member of the United Methodist Women's Group. She was also a former member and past matron of the Order of the Eastern Star of New Jersey.

Anne was predeceased by her husband, Earl, who died in 1976. She is survived by her nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews and great-great-great nieces and nephews.

Bob Nelson passed away on April 3, 2016. He was born in Elizabeth, NJ. At age 18 he joined the elite Navy SeaBees as a hardhat salvage and rescue diver during the Korean Conflict. After being honorably discharged in 1954, he joined the Elizabeth Fire Department where he served for 25 years before retiring in 1986. Being good with his hands, he could build or fix anything and soon after retiring from the fire department, Bob became a proficient and accomplished carpenter, locksmith and plumber.

Bob loved the outdoors and had a deep understanding of weather and ocean conditions. He expressed this knowledge as a fisherman, pilot, boater, and as a camper.

Bob and his loving wife of 48 years, Phyllis, enjoyed many adventures together, traveling all over the US, Canada and the Caribbean.

Mr. Nelson loved his family and is survived by his wife Phyllis, his sons Ron and his wife Cheryl, Jim and his wife Leeanne, his youngest son Robbie and his daughter Laura. He leaves behind 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Archer and sister Frances. Sadly he was predeceased by his brothers Harvey Nelson and Richard Nelson as well as his sisters Eleanor Gallagher, Jackie Marsden and Frances Sylvester.

Marion L. "Dolly" Quartararo, 99, passed away at her home, surrounded by family, on March 21, 2016. She previously lived in Roselle Park, NJ and worked as a seamstress in the garment industry, where she met her husband, Jacob Quartararo. They shared 56 years of marriage and had a daughter, Elizabeth.

Marion was the petite but feisty matriarch of her extended family. She never forgot a birthday, and was there whenever anyone needed a hand or a home-cooked meal. She showed her love by sharing countless pots of "gravy" and meatballs with family and friends. At Church of the Assumption in Roselle Park, she sang in the choir and was involved in the Rosary Altar Society and Catholic Daughters. She later joined St. James Church, Red Bank, and belonged to the St. James Seniors club. After her retirement from Gibson Associates, Cranford, Marion began baking for her daughter and son-in-law's food store, Readie's Fine Foods in Red Bank, and was famous for her coffee cakes. She was a lifelong Yankees fan, loved Dancing with the Stars, reading, and trips to the Dollar Store.

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