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VIVIAN CHIMENTO, 94 of LONG BRANCH passed away at her home after a long illness. 

Born outside of Naples, Italy, Vivian came to Ellis Island in 1922. She became a resident in Newark where she took over the family grocery store in1930. After her marriage to her husband, John, they relocated to the area and owned and operated the Shore Hills Motel, the Sea Bright Bathing Pavilion, currently known as Chapel Beach Club and the Sands Beach Club until her retirement in 1987. Vivian was a communicant of Church of the Precious Blood, Monmouth Beach and a 45 year volunteer for the Red Bank Chapter of Deborah Hospital. She was well known for her skill and tireless effort at fund raising.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John on September 28, 1987.       She is survived by two sons, John A. and wife, Gail of Little Silver and Anthony and partner, Bill Haney and their children, Erin and Ryan Haney of Miami, FL; two daughters, Sharon and husband, Jay Archbold of Freehold and Patricia and husband, Richard Arminio of Little Silver; one brother, Salvatore Lombardi of Florham Park and two sisters, Christine Santorelli of Monmouth Beach and Della Bruno of Brick; six grandchildren, John and Michael Chimento, Carl Quagilia, Sarah Archbold, Ryan and Nikki Arminio.

JAMES WILLIAM PRUNTY, 63 of MIDDLETOWN passed away at Riverview Medical Center on Tuesday, March 31st. 

Born in Brooklyn, NY to Peter and Margaret Prunty, James has made his residence in Middletown for the past twenty-five years.       He was a government bond broker for Liberty Brokerage in New York City from 1979-1995, retiring in 2004.       He was a communicant of St. Mary’s RC Church, New Monmouth and was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Vince Lombardi Chapter, Middletown.

Charles Edward Senion, 87 years old, a lifetime Red Bank resident, died Friday morning March 27, 2009 at Community Medical Center, Toms River after a brief illness.  

He grew up in Red Bank where his father had an auto repair business on Union Street.  After his father passed away when he was a teenager, he went to work to help support his mother and younger sister.  He graduated from Red Bank High School in 1941. He enlisted in the Army in WWII and rose to the rank of crew chief on a B-29 bomber in the 20th Air Force 468th “Billy Mitchell Group”.  He flew from Kharagpur India and Pungshaw China to Japan, Manchuria and Taiwan on bombing missions. While on leave from the Army he married his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Audrey Carhart,  and were married for over 60 years. After the war he went to work for Bendix Aviation Corporation in Eatontown from which he retired. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Red Bank, a founder of the Red Bank Junior Rifle Club, the leader of Boy Scout Troop #17 in Red Bank and a volunteer with Holiday Express.

EMMA ADELE BOGART, 93, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2009 at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, surrounded by her loving family.  

The Lord called Emma home and she has passed to her reward.  She lived her life filled with happiness, kindness, and love for all who knew her.  Her family will miss her comforting and loving ways at their time of need, but are sure that God has greeted her into his Heaven with open arms, to spend the rest of time in her new home. She was born on May 15, 1915 to Arthur and Willimeana Lomax in Brooklyn, NY.  She was brought to New Jersey at an early age when her family moved to Monmouth County.  She spent the following years in Red Bank area, but made short visits with her husband, Joseph, to their farm in Pennsylvania.  She and Joseph were married for 68 years.  They lived at their home in Florida from New Year’s Day until May 30th from 1976 to 1992.  She had many friends in Florida and spent her time there enjoying the warm weather and her favorite activities of swimming, water-skiing, boating, and shopping in local cities.  Emma was a member of the River Plaza Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary in the 50’s and 60’s.  She loved to bowl.  She was a member of the WIBC Ladies Championship Team in 1975 and 1976, and received the WIBC Award for her big 4 strike and she was so thrilled. 

Maureen C. Doherty, 49, of Belmar, died at her home on March 21.

Maureen is predeceased by her parents Peter J. Doherty and Joan F. Gimbut Doherty. She is survived by her lifelong companion, Thomas Soemer; her brothers, Kevin Doherty, of Eatontown, and Robert Doherty, of CA; and her sister, Susan Doherty-King, of Australia.

Elizabeth C. Call, 92, of Middletown, died at Meridian Nursing and Rehabilitation at Shrewsbury on Saturday, March 21.  

She owned Call’s Bookkeeping Service in Middletown.

THOMAS EDWARD SELAH, 54 of RED BANK passed away at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch on Friday, March 20th. 

He was a resident in Red Bank all of his life.       Thomas had worked for Denco in Eatontown as a repairman for vacuums.

Olivia Summers Dutcher, long-time resident of Fair Haven, NJ, died peacefully in her sleep Wednesday morning in her Seabrook Village apartment. She was 94.

Born and raised in Abingdon , Virginia , she was the daughter of Lewis Preston Summers and Katherine Barbee Summers.  She attended George Washington University where she received a degree in social work and was a member of the Pi Beta Phi Sorority.  She was employed as a social worker during the Depression in the Appalachian mountain region surrounding Abingdon.

CLIFTON MAX JENSEN, 93 of RED BANK, NJ died on March 17, 2009.

Born September 6, 1915 in Mantua , UT to Marion and May Jensen, he was raised in Brigham City with his five brothers and sisters on his father’s sheep ranch.

He enlisted in the US navy in 1933 at the age of 17, where he served for twenty-two years.  He achieved the ranks of Chief Electrician, Chief Petty Officer and Chief Warrant Officer. During WW II he served aboard destroyers in the Atlantic Fleet and with an amphibious radar unit and repair ship in the Pacific.  He participated in battles at Guadalcanal, the Solomon Islands , the Philippines and at Bougainville aboard the USS Whitney. He retired from the navy in 1955 and moved with his wife and children to New Jersey .  There he began a long, successful sales career which started with Duncan Parking Meters, continued with Koontz Equipment Corp. and returned to Duncan Industries, with whom he remained until his retirement at the age of 74.

WALTER STOBO, 78 of LINCROFT passed away on Wednesday, March 18th at Riverview Medical Center , the same hospital that he was born in.  

Walter had lived most of his life in the River Plaza section of Middletown Township .  He then lived in Red Bank for a few years before moving to Lincroft in 1998.

Walter graduated from Leonardo High School in 1948.  He was a milkman for his brother with Raritan Valley Farms and Sunrise Dairies in the early 1950’s.  He also worked for the Middletown Twp. Road Department and the Recreation Department. For a brief time he was also a police dispatcher.  In 1965, Walter then went to work for the U.S. Post Office as a letter carrier.  He worked for them retiring after 25 years of service.  In his retirement, he drove part-time for Share-a-Ride for Para-transit. 

CARLOS JUAN FIGUERAS, 73 of RED BANK departed peacefully and  far too soon for us.  He left this world to be with the Lord Jesus Christ early Saturday morning, March 14th.  

He was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico on December 8, 1935 to Jose Antonio and Lydia .  He came to New York City when he was 10 years old and made his home there for 30 years.  He worked many places in New York City and NJ as a chef in many restaurants.  He also worked as a chef for Pan American Airlines.  For the past twenty-five years, he and his family have made their home in Red Bank.  He loved his family and his friends very much.  Carlos loved to have his life filled with music and good times with all those that he loved and loved him.

Carlos leaves behind his beautiful, loving and caring wife of 33 years, Irma; his two sons, Juan Carlos and Eric Joel and two grandsons, Marcu and Jonathan.

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