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Craig Szeliga

Sep 04, 1962 - Dec 02, 2023

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Toms River, NJ

Craig A. Szeliga, 61, of Whiting, formerly of Howell and Toms River, passed away on Friday, December 1, 2023. Craig was born in Red Bank, NJ to his parents Lawrence Szeglia and Karen (nee Smith) Shepherd on September 4, 1962. Raised in Howell, NJ, his family moved to Toms River in 1977, where Craig graduated from Toms River North High School in 1980. By trade, Craig was a construction worker and worked for Somers Construction for 30 years, and for the last two years worked for Douglas's Developm...Read More

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Rita L. Polese

Oct 17, 1924 - Feb 25, 2024

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Toms River, NJ

Rita L. Polese, 99, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, February 25, 2024 at her home in Toms River. Born in Brooklyn, NY to the late Francis and Louise Licata, she raised her family in Westfield before moving to Scotch Plains. She then settled in Toms River in 1990.Rita worked as a Sears catalog operator for over 20 years part time in Watchung. She was a Brownie Leader in Westfield, even taking her Brownie troop to the World’s Fair in NY. Rita loved to play cards, especially bridge and poker, but was also very good at Mahjong. She enjoyed Bocce Ball and Bingo, and always looked good doing it. She loved her jewelry and dressing for every occasion. She will be missed by so many.She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Polese (1996); her two sons, Thomas (2018) and Richard (2019); and by her brother, Arthur Licata (2020). She is survived by six children; John (Mary), Rita Polese (Roy Ratchford), Marie Loomis (Thomas), Joanne Bencivenga (Jonathan), Frank, and Nancy Morrissey (Bob); her sister, Frances Perla and her brother, Frank Licata. She will also be missed by her 19 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.Visitation will be at Memorial Funeral Home, 155 South Ave., Fanwood on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 from 9-10AM. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30AM at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church, 2032 Westfield Ave., Scotch Plains. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org) or to VNA Health Group and Hospice (www.vnahg.org).

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Rudolf Germadnig

Aug 06, 1955 - Feb 22, 2024

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Toms River, NJ

Rudolf “Rudy” Germadnig, 68, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2024 at his home in Toms River, NJ. Born in Austria, Rudy called Howell, NJ home for 55 years before moving to Toms River with his wife Tania in 2019. He served as a Supervisor with Nestlé, Freehold, NJ for more than forty years! When Rudy wasn’t working you could find him at the Manasquan reservoir fishing, boogie boarding, sunbathing, and even metal detecting on the Belmar Beach. He had a love for finding old bottles, coins and knick knacks and learning about its journey. Those are stories he shared with his family and friends for as long as we can remember. Spending time relaxing in his backyard with good friends and family around the barbeque with a cold beer, laughing and listening to music was one of his favorite pastimes. Over the past 13 years he found joy taking the time with one of his, now 5, grandchildren. Watching them do what they loved to do, was something that he loved to do. When you’d look over at Rudy at any event or gathering he’d be doing just that, observing. We know that’s what he’s doing now, watching over all of us and observing the rest of what’s to come. The smiles and memories we’ve shared are abounding, we’ll miss your laughter. Say hi to mom for us. We love you. Rudy was predeceased by his wife Tania in 2023 and is survived by his three children; Paul Germadnig,Eric Germadnig and Tara Germadnig. His grandchildren Jackson, Elisabeth, Nina, Bailey, and Noah. And his daughter-in-law Dina. A Visitation will be held on Monday, February 26, 2024 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, 26 Mule Rd., Toms River, NJ. A Funeral Service will begin promptly at 6:00 pm

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James R. Brooks

Mar 03, 1938 - Feb 23, 2024

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Toms River, NJ

James R. Brooks, 85, a lifelong resident of Toms River, NJ, passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024. James was born in Toms River, NJ on March 3, 1938, to his parents James W. and Dorothy (nee: Lecuyer) Brooks.James lived a full life; he honorably served his country in the United States Airforce as an Airman 2nd class. He worked as a foreman for 38 years for J.F. Kiely Construction. He was a life member of the Ground Swipers Rod and Gun Club, was a member of the American Legion Post 129 and the Elks in Bayville, NJ.James enjoyed playing cards, spending time with his wife on their boat, but most of all, loved spending time with his grandchildren. James was a beloved Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Brother, and Friend, and will be missed by all who knew him .James is preceded in death by his parents, James and Dorothy Brooks, and his son Paul Brooks.Surviving James is his wife of 60 years Patricia, his children, Cheryl Brooks, James Brooks, Todd Brooks and wife Janice, and his 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren, his sisters Mary Meddles and Emma Lusnia, as well as many nieces and nephews.Family and friends are invited to gather on Thursday, February 29, 2024, from 3:00PM to 7:00PM and Friday March 1, 2024, from 10:00AM to 11:00AM at the Carmona-Bolen Home for Funerals, 412 Main Street, Toms River, NJ. A service will take place at the funeral on Friday, March 1, 2024, at 11:00AM. Burial will immediately follow at St. Mary of the Lake Cemetery, 1 Honey Locust Drive, Lakewood, NJ. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.carmonabolenfh.com

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Joan Semperkiewicz

Aug 07, 1958 - Feb 23, 2024

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Toms River, NJ

Joan Semperkiewicz, 65, of Toms River, NJ, passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024. Born in Passaic, NJ, she lived in Mahwah, NJ, before settling in Toms River in 2010.Joan was a dedicated Accounts Payable Representative and excelled in her career with TE Subcom in Eatontown, NJ.She is reunited in Heaven with her beloved husband Leandro “Lenny” J. Gomez, her parents Stanley and Dorothea (Proppe) Semperkiewicz, and her siblings; Stanley, Paul, and Liz.Joan will be forever held in the hearts of her loving family; son Alex and his wife Nyssa Gomez, daughter Lindsay Gomez, sister Evelyn Grammar, and two cherished grandsons; Donovan and Benjamin.The family will receive relatives and friends on Monday, February 26, 2024 from 1 to 3pm at the Carmona Bolen Home for Funerals, 412 Main St., Toms River, NJ. A Funeral Service will be celebrated at 3pm at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.carmonabolenfh.com.

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Frank Bernard Varites

Dec 26, 1944 - Feb 24, 2024

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Toms River, NJ

Frank Bernard Varites, age 79, of Toms River, New Jersey passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2024.

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Rae Ende

Oct 18, 1923 - Feb 22, 2024

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Toms River, NJ

Rae Ende, 100, of Brooklyn, NY passed away on February 22, 2024, in Toms River, NJ. She was born on October 18, 1923. Rae was a Sales Specialist at Abraham and Strauss Department Store. She dedicated her career to providing exceptional service to her customers. She is survived by her sons Theodore and Mark, daughters Jeanette and Marilyn, and four grandchildren. Rae was preceded in death by her husband Louis. Rae held strong to her Jewish faith. A funeral service will be held on Monday at 9:00 AM at the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, 145 St. Catherine Blvd. Following the service, a graveside ceremony will take place at the BG William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery at 10:30 AM in Wrightstown, NJ. The Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, located at 145 St. Catherine Blvd., Toms River, NJ 08757, is assisting with the arrangements To to the family or in memory of Rae Ende, please

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John R. Adubato

Aug 23, 1946 - Feb 21, 2024

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Toms River, NJ

John R. Adubato, 77, of Toms River, NJ, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his own home on Wednesday, February 21, 2024.Born in San Diego, CA, he was raised in Verona, NJ, and lived in both Bloomfield and Waldwick, NJ before settling in Toms River in 1978.John proudly served his country in the United States Army before establishing a career as a HVAC Mechanic for Schering Plough in Kennilworth, NJ.John will be forever held in the hearts of his loving family; his wife of 54 years Maryann (Guarino) Adubato, daughter Denise Adubato, daughter Laura Adubato and her husband Shane Roberts, two grandchildren, whom he affectionately referred to as “His Heart”, Gage and Lana Roberts, sister Janet Adubato, brother-in-law Dr. Ralph and his wife Anne Guarino, brother-in-law Dr. Joseph and his wife Eileen Guarino, sisters-in-law Dr. Susan Guarino and Gracella Bennett, sister-in-law Ann Guarino, brother-in-law Daniel Reilly, as well as many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.He is preceded in death by his parents John D. and Mary Ann (Ferchak) Adubato, his brother David Adubato, his sister Barbara Reilly, and his brother-in-law Dr. Vito Guarino.The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, February 23, 2024, from 3pm to 7pm at the Carmona Bolen Home for Funerals, 412 Main St., Toms River, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at 9am at St. Joseph RC Church, Hooper Ave., Toms River, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in his memory. Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.carmonabolenfh.com.

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Lawrence T. Lagatol

Sep 27, 1931 - Feb 21, 2024

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Toms River, NJ

Lawrence T. Lagatol, age 92, of Toms River, New Jersey passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. A visitation for Lawrence will be held Monday, February 26, 2024 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 703 Main Street, Toms River, NJ 08753 and Tuesday, February 27, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM at St. Joan of Arc Church, 100 Willow Bend Rd., Marlton, NJ 08053. A funeral mass will occur Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 10:30 AM at St. Joan of Arc Church, 100 Willow Bend Road, Marlton, NJ 08053. A committal service will follow Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, 42 W. Main Street, Moorestown, NJ 08057.

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Joan M. Millard

Mar 11, 1933 - Feb 17, 2024

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Toms River, NJ

Joan M. Millard, 90, of Toms River, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 17, 2024, surrounded by her loving family. Joan was born at Paul Kimball Hospital in Lakewood, NJ on March 11, 1933. She graduated as class Salutatorian from Toms River High School in 1950. Joan worked for 25 years with the United States Postal Service as a Clerk in the Island Heights Post Office. She was an active member of the United Methodist Church of Island Heights, and started, and for many years coordinated the annual House Tour, which has become a signature event in the Island Heights community. Joan also served as a volunteer coordinator for CAREGIVERS OF CENTRAL OCEAN COUNTY, donating countless hours to helping others in need. She actively supported 4-H programs in Ocean County, leading 4-H clubs and instilling the program’s values in countless youth. Joan was an avid reader, loved working in her garden, family dinner, and card nights, cooking and bread making, time at the beach with friends, and her happiest time spent with all her grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews to whom she was always known lovingly as Nannie. All her life she and her husband Ed, traveled around the world, visiting all 50 states and numerous countries on six different continents. Joan was predeceased by her beloved husband of 61 years, Edgar Millard; a son, Thomas, his wife MaryKaye; brother Harley Winship and wife Barbara; sister Ruth Mayer and husband Charlie; and brother-in-law Jack Schenone. Joan is survived by her son, David Millard and wife Jann of Toms River; daughter, Ruth DiMarzio and husband Don of Island Heights; grandchildren, Lauren Millard, Sarah Millard and her children Owen and Brody, Ross Millard and wife Emma and daughter Naomi, Ali Millard and wife Mel Pastuck, Dan DiMarzio and wife Brittany and sons Miles and Reid, Jenna DiMarzio and husband Dan Agocs, and Anna DiMarzio; sister, Cathy Schenone of Whiting, sister-in-law Gerry Keister and husband Lenny of Bayville; dearest friends Jane Steele, Michael Steele and their children Jason, Charlotte and wife Hannah Marler, Lilly, and Frances, who were a part of her loving family; and Nannie was also beloved by many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service at the Island Heights Methodist Church will be announced at a later date.

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William H. Kennedy

Mar 10, 1942 - Feb 20, 2024

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Toms River, NJ

William H. Kennedy William “Bill” H. Kennedy of Toms River, NJ, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on February 20, 2024 at the age of 81. Bill is survived by his spouse of 45 years, Lillian Kennedy of Toms River, NJ, his children William “BK”, Doris “Sis”, Patty, Kevin and Jonathan “Jon”. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, his sister, Syrilla and several nieces and nephew. He is predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Anne, and his sisters Carol and Margie. Bill was born on March 10, 1942 in Trenton, NJ and has been a lifelong resident of Toms River. Bill was employed by Point Bay Fuel for many years, retiring in 2012. Bill has been past chief of the Toms River Fire Department No 2 and is a lifetime member. He joined the fire department in 1960. Bill has been involved with NAOHSM (National Association Oil Heat Service Managers) for many years. Bill was an active member of the Ortley Beach Moose Lodge #399. Bill loved Disney (Old Key West Resort) and often referred to it as his second home. If you could not find Bill at Disney, you could find him at the ocean. Please join us for a celebration of life on March 10, 2024 at the Ortley Beach Moose Lodge from 12-5 pm.

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