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Frank Rauth

Jul 24, 1935 - Nov 17, 2023

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Toms River, NJ

Frank Rauth, 88, of Toms River, NJ passed away peacefully on Friday, November 17, 2023. Born in Carlstadt, NJ, Frank had lived in North Bergen and Saddlebrook before moving to Toms River 24 years ago. He was a Maintenance Mechanic and in house Fireman for Sheering Plow, Kinnelon, NJ for 20 years retiring in 2002. Frank was a Sergeant for the United States Army who proudly served his country. He also served his country by way of the United States Navy aboard the SS Snowden retiring in 1961. After...Read More

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Donna E. Lawrence

Died : Feb 20, 2024

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Toms River, NJ

Donna E. Lawrence “Donnie Lady Law” 64 of Toms River, NJ departed this life on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, to rest safely in the arms of our Heavenly Father. Donna was born in Ocean County and was a life-long resident. She attended Toms River school systems graduating in 1978. Donna retired from her career as a Correction Officer at the Ocean County jail for 25 plus years. Donna was a generous and giving phenomenal God-fearing woman who was everybody's cheerleader. She loved shopping, reading books, traveling, decorating which is evident in her home along with spoiling her grandchildren. Donna's favorite flowers were purple lilacs and roses. Donna was the fourth child of five children to the late Edwin Lawrence Jr. and Marie Lawrence; she is survived by her sister Vera Lynn Thomas of Pennsylvania, brother Edwin Lawrence (wife Maggie) of Nashville, TN, sister Adrienne Maire Lawrence of South Toms River, NJ, and sister Karla Beth Susan Lawrence of Dallas, TX. Donna leaves to cherish her precious memories to her children Sherry M. Gaines-Alexander (husband Condrew, Jr.), Shayla R. Gaines and James Gaines III; grandchildren Zana E. Gaines, Marques D. Alexander, Zyasia E. Alexander, Amir Graham, Yaqub Naheem, Mujahid Mason, Zariah Hodges and Zaheerah Hodges; great-grandchild Jaylen Meziane; nephews Joseph Bronaugh, Michael LaSane, Tyrone Thomas (wife Sarah, Talianna), Edwin M. Lawrence (Amiyah, Amauri), Jason Lawrence (David), niece Shenika Lawrence (Shemar, Vic, Victor), nephew Jeremy McPherson; cousin Tina Daniels (Gerald, Carl), cousin David Mercer and a host of more cousins and friends.

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Alexander Wallace

Apr 23, 1952 - Feb 26, 2024

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Toms River, NJ

Alexander “Al” Wallace, 71, passed away suddenly Monday, February 26, 2024.He was born on April 23, 1952 in Glasgow, Scotland.In 1957, he moved to Keansburg, New Jersey and resided there for 55 years.He later moved to Toms River where he currently resided for the last 17 years. He was retired from Anchor Glass and Heyco after 48 years. Al is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 53 years, De (Diane Drugas) Wallace, his son Joseph Wallace and wife Laura (Kerrigan) Wallace, cherished grandchildren Ryan Wallace and Kennedy Wallace, his dear sister Ann (Wallace) Filiatreault and husband George Filiatreault, nephew AJ Filiatreault and wife Bryanne (Marx) Filiatreault. Al and De were avid travelers and went on many exciting and joyous adventures. They religiously donated blood whenever they could and both had blood that could be used in babies. He was an organ donor and parts of his body will be used to help future people. He maintained his lawn and yard in a meticulous manner. Al will be deeply missed and never forgotten. A visitation will be held on Friday, March 1, 2024 from 4:00 - 8:00 pm at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, 26 Mule Road, Toms River, New Jersey 08755 A Catholic service will begin at 6:00 PM. In Lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Alexander's name to the American Breast Cancer Foundation, https://www.abcf.org

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Michael Grisi

Jul 26, 1954 - Feb 25, 2024

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Toms River, NJ

"Michael Grisi 69 years old of Toms River passed away February 25, 2024 at home. While born in Jersey City, he later moved to Jackson where he graduated from Jackson High School, class of 1972. He attended Rutgers University and graduated from Rutgers Pharmacy School in 1978. After graduation, he worked as a hospital pharmacist at Kimble Medical Center for nearly 30 years before retiring. It was there at a hospital bowling league that he met Judy, who he married in 1994. They were both avid world-travelers, with Michael’s favorite destination being Italy. Michael was passionate about golfing and Rutgers Football, often combining a trip to a bowl game with a round at a local course. He ultimately played golf in thirty-one different states. Michael was also a published author, both in an anthology of short-stories and his own self-published novel. Michael loved being with family and friends He especially cherished his relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and was thankful for his fellowship with the men of Bethany Bible Chapel. Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 28, 2024 from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Silverton Memorial Funeral Home, 2482 Church Rd., Toms River, NJ. Funeral Service Thursday February 29th, 10:00 AM at Bethany Bible Chapel, Old Church Rd., Toms River, NJ, everyone can arrive at Funeral Home 9:00 AM. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery, Lakewood, NJ."

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Robert Michael Catalfamo

Jan 01, 1980 - Feb 28, 2024

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Toms River, NJ

Toms River – Robert Michael Catalfamo, 43, surrounded by loving family, passed away suddenly at Community Medical Center in Toms River. Born in Rahway to Robert and Marion (Morgan) Catalfamo, Rob was a 1999 graduate of South Plainfield High School. Rob lived in Jersey City and began a career in hospitality. Later, Rob moved to Albany, NY where he worked for the New York Board of Health. Rob moved down to Toms River, where he met his fiancé Stephanie. They have a daughter Luna who carries on his legacy by sharing Rob’s comic style and musical talent. Rob was the Branch Manager of Citizens Bank in Manchester. His colleagues appreciated his kindness and empathy as a manager. Rob would love to help the elderly, especially when it came to helping them resolve and prevent fraud and phishing attempts. Rob loved to fish. He loved animals, especially dogs and cats (he adored his new cat Maya). He enjoyed comedy, especially British comedy. Rob was passionate about music and had exceptional taste. In his spare time, he enjoyed watching documentaries on space, astrophysics, and Star Trek. He loved playing chess with his family and friends. His favorite thing to play was Ni no Kuni with his daughter Luna. He was able to see Luna score her first goal in soccer. Above all things, Rob loved his family and could never spend enough time with his daughter Luna. They will always be best friends. He is the greatest father Luna could have ever had. Rob liked to travel. He aspired to go to Ireland and England to see where his family roots originated. Predeceased by his maternal grandparents; Therese and Albert Morgan and his paternal grandparents; Gladys and Tony Catalfamo, Rob leaves behind his parnter Stephanie Quarto and their daughter Luna, his parents; Robert and Marion Catalfamo, his sister Angela and brother Christopher and his wife Kristin. He will be missed by his nieces and nephew; Kayla Magee and Carson and Halle Catalfamo as well as a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Visitation will be held at McCriskin-Gustafson Home for Funerals, 2425 Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield, NJ 07080 on Friday, March 1, 2024 from 4pm until 8pm and on Saturday, March 2, 2024 beginning 9:00am. On Saturday, March 2, 2024 prayers will be held 9:30am in the funeral home followed by a 10:00am funeral mass at Sacred Heart Church in South Plainfield. Cremation will take place privately, but family and friends are welcome to join at Resurrection Burial Park in Piscataway on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 11:00 am where he will be laid to rest. For those who are unable to join in person for the funeral mass, please visit to join the livestream. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Rob’s name to his GoFundMe page: .

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Robert Michael Catalfamo

Jan 01, 1980 - Feb 28, 2024

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Toms River, NJ

Toms River – Robert Michael Catalfamo, 43, surrounded by loving family, passed away suddenly at Community Medical Center in Toms River. Born in Rahway to Robert and Marion (Morgan) Catalfamo, Rob was a 1999 graduate of South Plainfield High School. Rob lived in Jersey City and began a career in hospitality. Later, Rob moved to Albany, NY where he worked for the New York Board of Health. Rob moved down to Toms River, where he met his fiancé Stephanie. They have a daughter Luna who carries on his legacy by sharing Rob’s comic style and musical talent. Rob was the Branch Manager of Citizens Bank in Manchester. His colleagues appreciated his kindness and empathy as a manager. Rob would love to help the elderly, especially when it came to helping them resolve and prevent fraud and phishing attempts. Rob loved to fish. He loved animals, especially dogs and cats (he adored his new cat Maya). He enjoyed comedy, especially British comedy. Rob was passionate about music and had exceptional taste. In his spare time, he enjoyed watching documentaries on space, astrophysics, and Star Trek. He loved playing chess with his family and friends. His favorite thing to play was Ni no Kuni with his daughter Luna. He was able to see Luna score her first goal in soccer. Above all things, Rob loved his family and could never spend enough time with his daughter Luna. They will always be best friends. He is the greatest father Luna could have ever had. Rob liked to travel. He aspired to go to Ireland and England to see where his family roots originated. Predeceased by his maternal grandparents; Therese and Albert Morgan and his paternal grandparents; Gladys and Tony Catalfamo, Rob leaves behind his parnter Stephanie Quarto and their daughter Luna, his parents; Robert and Marion Catalfamo, his sister Angela and brother Christopher and his wife Kristin. He will be missed by his nieces and nephew; Kayla Magee and Carson and Halle Catalfamo as well as a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Visitation will be held at McCriskin-Gustafson Home for Funerals, 2425 Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield, NJ 07080 on Friday, March 1, 2024 from 4pm until 8pm and on Saturday, March 2, 2024 beginning 9:00am. On Saturday, March 2, 2024 prayers will be held 9:30am in the funeral home followed by a 10:00am funeral mass at Sacred Heart Church in South Plainfield. Cremation will take place privately, but family and friends are welcome to join at Resurrection Burial Park in Piscataway on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 11:00 am where he will be laid to rest. For those who are unable to join in person for the funeral mass, please visit to join the livestream. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Rob’s name to his GoFundMe page: .

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Robert Michael Catalfamo

Jan 01, 1980 - Feb 28, 2024

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Toms River, NJ

Toms River – Robert Michael Catalfamo, 43, surrounded by loving family, passed away suddenly at Community Medical Center in Toms River. Born in Rahway to Robert and Marion (Morgan) Catalfamo, Rob was a 1999 graduate of South Plainfield High School. Rob lived in Jersey City and began a career in hospitality. Later, Rob moved to Albany, NY where he worked for the New York Board of Health. Rob moved down to Toms River, where he met his fiancé Stephanie. They have a daughter Luna who carries on his legacy by sharing Rob’s comic style and musical talent. Rob was the Branch Manager of Citizens Bank in Manchester. His colleagues appreciated his kindness and empathy as a manager. Rob would love to help the elderly, especially when it came to helping them resolve and prevent fraud and phishing attempts. Rob loved to fish. He loved animals, especially dogs and cats (he adored his new cat Maya). He enjoyed comedy, especially British comedy. Rob was passionate about music and had exceptional taste. In his spare time, he enjoyed watching documentaries on space, astrophysics, and Star Trek. He loved playing chess with his family and friends. His favorite thing to play was Ni no Kuni with his daughter Luna. He was able to see Luna score her first goal in soccer. Above all things, Rob loved his family and could never spend enough time with his daughter Luna. They will always be best friends. He is the greatest father Luna could have ever had. Rob liked to travel. He aspired to go to Ireland and England to see where his family roots originated. Predeceased by his maternal grandparents; Therese and Albert Morgan and his paternal grandparents; Gladys and Tony Catalfamo, Rob leaves behind his parnter Stephanie Quarto and their daughter Luna, his parents; Robert and Marion Catalfamo, his sister Angela and brother Christopher and his wife Kristin. He will be missed by his nieces and nephew; Kayla Magee and Carson and Halle Catalfamo as well as a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Visitation will be held at McCriskin-Gustafson Home for Funerals, 2425 Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield, NJ 07080 on Friday, March 1, 2024 from 4pm until 8pm and on Saturday, March 2, 2024 beginning 9:00am. On Saturday, March 2, 2024 prayers will be held 9:30am in the funeral home followed by a 10:00am funeral mass at Sacred Heart Church in South Plainfield. Cremation will take place privately, but family and friends are welcome to join at Resurrection Burial Park in Piscataway on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 11:00 am where he will be laid to rest. For those who are unable to join in person for the funeral mass, please visit to join the livestream. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Rob’s name to his GoFundMe page: .

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June F. Larsen

Jan 01, 1933 - Feb 23, 2024

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Toms River, NJ

June F. Larsen, 90, of Toms River passed away at home on Friday, February 23, 2024, surrounded by her family. June was born in Vernon, New York. She graduated from West Palm Beach High School, Florida in 1951 and soon after settled in New Jersey. Where she met the love of her life Eric Larsen. They married in 1954 and started a family together. June worked as a bookkeeper for NJNG and the Office Lounge. She was always giving back to the community and held several fundraising events for the local hospitals. June was a family woman; she was a great mother and grandmother. She enjoyed the beach, gardening, bowling and was a member of the Women’s Suburban Club. She is predeceased by her beloved husband, Eric Larsen in 2003. June is survived by her daughters, Sharon Larsen, Tammy Wetzel; son, Eric Larsen, Jr.; 9 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren. Cremation will be private.

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Walter Scharfenberg

Sep 28, 1935 - Feb 24, 2024

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Toms River, NJ

Walter Scharfenberg, age 88, of Toms River, New Jersey passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2024. A memorial gathering for Walter will be held Thursday, February 29, 2024 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 703 Main Street, Toms River, NJ 08753.

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Vera Perrine

Sep 26, 1936 - Feb 12, 2024

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Toms River, NJ

Vera Perrine, age 87, of Toms River, New Jersey passed away on Monday, February 12, 2024. A visitation for Vera will be held Thursday, February 29, 2024 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 703 Main Street, Toms River, NJ 08753. Following the visitation will be a committal service from 11:00 AM to 11:15 AM at Brig. General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 350 Provinceline Rd., Wrightstown, NJ 08652.

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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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