Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Anthony G. Flora, 87, died Friday, May 3, 2013
Anthony G. Flora, 87, of Freehold Township died on Friday, May 3, 2013 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. He was born in Jersey City and was a lifelong Freehold Township resident. Anthony worked in the maintenance department at Nestle in Freehold until retiring in 1992. Anthony was predeceased by his parents, Joseph Flora, Sr., and Angelina Damato; two sisters, Rose Dresser and Genevieve Nikitin; and a brother, Louis Flora. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Flora of Freehold Township; one son, Kenneth and his wife June Flora of Milford, NJ; Two step-sons, Michael and Todd Meyer of Litchfield, IL; two step-daughters, Shanna and her husband Tom Beal of Jackson, NJ and Kim and her husband Bob Bartelt of Bradenton, FL; ten …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Former Adelphia Fire Company member
Walter M. Reed, Sr., 88, of Lakewood passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at Ocean Medical Center, Brick. Walter was born on May 18, 1924 in Long Branch and was a lifelong Freehold area resident. He was a Veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II and Korea retiring after 21 years of service at the rank of Master Sergeant. Walter was then employed by the US Post Office in Farmingdale and the Monmouth County Park System. He was a life member of the American Legion Post 2000 and the Adelphia Fire Company. He was predeceased by his parents, Mount and Fannie Estelle Reed; four brothers, Sherman, Eden, Sylvester and Harry Reed; and his sister, Mae Barkalow. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Maude L. Reed…
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Born and raised in Freehold Township
David Donald Haneke, 38, of Toms River, died peacefully on Friday, April 19, 2013 at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center surrounded by his loving and devoted family. David was born in Freehold Township and attended local schools there. He was a graduate of Freehold Township High School and a 2001 graduate of St. Peter’s College in Jersey City, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. David began his professional career as a Hudson County Probation Officer where he worked until 2005, when he was appointed a United States Probation Officer. He served proudly in that position until his death. He enjoyed going to the beach, playing softball, going on cruises with his wife, Melissa, and attending baseball games with his dad…
Cole, 83, died on April 19; visitation scheduled for Tuesday 2 p.m.
Joseph E. Cole, 83, of Freehold Township passed away on Friday, April 19, 2013 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. Joe was born in Clarksburg and had lived in Millstone Township before moving to Howell Township in 1955. In his youth, he drove a stock car at the Lakewood Racing Club. He later enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as a Combat Infantryman in the Korean War. Joe was awarded the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars and the National Defense Service Medal among others. Joe was employed as a Motor Vehicle Operator at McGuire Air Force Base, Wrightstown until his retirement in 1988. At that time, he attended Brookdale Community College, Lincroft. He was a former Explorer Scoutmaster and …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Services for Robert A. McNamara were held on Sunday, April 7.
Tuesday, April 9
Robert A. McNamara, 78, of Freehold Township, died at home surrounded by his family. McNamara was born in Jersey City and had resided in Freehold Township since 1966. He was a graduate of St. Peter's Preparatory School, Class of 1951 and St. Peter's College, Class of 1955. McNamara served in the U. S. Army from 1956 to 1958 and was honorably discharged as a First Lieutenant after being stationed at the Army Signal Corps School at Fort Monmouth. He was Manager of Corporate Properties for PSE&G where he was employed for over 36 years before his retirement in 1993. He was a communicant of St. Mary's Church, Colts Neck where he was a CCD teacher and Eucharistic Minister. McNamara was also a coach in the Freehold Township Little League, active …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Services for Lisasue McLaughlin Horrigan will be held at the Higgins Funeral Home and will begin on Wednesday, April 3.
Wednesday, April 3
Lisasue McLaughlin Horrigan, 37, of Cockeysville, Maryland died Sunday, March 31, at Gilcrest Center, Maryland. Horrigan was born and raised in Freehold, she graduated from Freehold High School in 1993. Horrigan married Robert Horrigan in 2006 and was a loving mother of Sean Joseph Horrigan, 5, and step-mother to Amy Rita Horrigan, 21. Horrigan was a very accomplished gymnast who began practicing at the age of 6. Within 10 years she had become Team Captain at her high school and had become one of New Jersey's standout gymnasts. At the age 16 she became an "Elite Gymnast" and was nationally ranked in the top 50. During her junior year at Freehold High School, Horrigan had a career ending injury that kept her from trying out for the USA …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Services for Curtis J. Diggs were held on Thursday, March 28 in Trenton.
Tuesday, April 2
Curtis J. Diggs, 57, of Trenton, died on Thursday, March 21, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., Diggs was raised in Freehold. He was a 1973 graduate of Freehold Regional High School later moving to Trenton. He was employed as a mason and worked in construction all over New Jersey. Predeceased by his parents, George and Rebecca Diggs, sisters, Shirley Conover, Barbara Turner, Barbara Fitzpatrick, Brenda Thomas and Comelita Williams, surviving are his mother, Sylvia Thomas; his loving wife of 44 years, Annie M. Brown-Diggs; sons, Andrew Brown, Curtis (Tara) Brown, Cahli (Angela) Brown of Trenton; daughters, Chrystal (Billy) Woodard of Plainsboro and Belisha (Travon) Romeo of Hamilton; a brother…
Monday, April 1, 2013
Services for Joyce B. Okerson will begin on Monday, April 1 at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral home.
Monday, April 1
Joyce B. Okerson, 79, of Freehold died at The Manor surrounded by her family on Wednesday, March 27. Okerson, was born and raised in Freehold Borough and was a lifelong Freehold resident. She worked at Cordts Flowers and Flowers by Jean as a Bridal Consultant, and was a member of the Pokahantus Club. Okerson, was predeceased by two brothers, James Everett Barkalow, Jr. and Forman D. Barkalow. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Charles Henry Okerson, III; one son, Charles E. Okerson and his wife, Kathy of Farmingdale; two daughters, Laurie Brinkman and her husband, Paul of Jackson and Ginny King and her husband, Michael of Brick; six grandchildren, Chas Okerson and his wife, Jennifer, Jared Okerson and his wife, Alysan, Kyle …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
A memorial mass will be held for Dolores Falcon on Monday, April 1, at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church.
Sunday, March 31
Dolores Falcon, 71, of Freehold Township, died on Tuesday, March 26 at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, N.J. Falcon was born and raised in Brooklyn, and had lived in Old Bridge, N.J., and South Brunswick, N.J., before moving to Freehold Township in 2004. She retired in 2003 from ADP Payroll Services, South Brunswick, N.J. She was a parishioner of St. Robert Bellarmine and was a loving wife, mother and grandma who cherished spending time with her family. She also enjoyed trips to Aruba and Atlantic City. Falcon is survived by her husband of 48 years, Larry; a son, Michael Falcon and his wife, Gerry, of Nanuet, N.Y.; two daughters, Lori Ellis and her husband, John, of Colts Neck, N.Y., and Melissa Wallace and her husband…
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Charles Hays owned and operated Freehold Motor Parts and Hays Real Estate before his 1989 retirement.
Wednesday, March 27
Charles L. Hays, 97, of Manchester Twp., died on Friday, March 22 at home. Hays owned and operated Freehold Motor Parts at two separate locations in Freehold for many years before retiring in 1981. Charles then went to work with his wife in their real estate company, Hays Real Estate, Freehold until his final retirement in 1989. Hays was born in Trenton, he spent most of his life in Freehold before moving to Manchester Twp. seven years ago. He served in the Merchant Marines during WWII. He is survived by his loving wife Lorraine; his step-daughter Elaine Graczyk of St. Louis, MO.; one sister Marjory Hays of Freehold; three step-grandchildren James Graczyk and his wife Michele; Kevin Graczyk and his wife Heather and Suzanne Banks; seven …