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Tamara Schmutzer

Jun 06, 1939 - Dec 06, 2023

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Old Bridge, NJ

Old BridgeTamara Jonson Schmutzer, age 84 of Old Bridge, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 6, 2023. Born in Riga, Latvia, she had lived in Spotswood before moving to Old Bridge 6 years ago. Tamara was a homemaker and loved spending time with her family. She is predeceased by her husband George H. Schmutzer, her son David Schmutzer, and her sister Vita Simodis. Surviving are her son George Schmutzer and his wife Patricia, her daughter Dawn Schrader and her husband Joe, her grandchi...Read More

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Myra Baskin

Feb 13, 1934 - Mar 02, 2024

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Old Bridge, NJ

Myra Baskin, 90, of Old Bridge, New Jersey passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at her home. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she resided in Staten Island before moving to Old Bridge, NJ 16 years ago. She was predeceased by her husband Paul Baskin in 2006. Surviving are her daughters Ronni Marciano and her husband Jacques, Joy Minkoff, her son Mitchell Baskin and his wife Karen 6 grandchildren Danielle, Michael aka " the flower of the music world", Amanda, Nicole aka "the cokester", Mark, Josh and 5 great-grandchildren Ariana, Lily, Max, Aden, Zachary, Alec A graveside service was Beth David Cemetery, 300 Elmont Rd, Elmont, NY 11003. Services were private.

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Gina Louise Breese

Nov 25, 1956 - Feb 29, 2024

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Old Bridge, NJ

"Gina Louise Breese, affectionately known as Gina to her family and friends, passed away on February 29, 2024, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on November 25, 1956, in New Brunswick, Gina\u0027s warmth and vivacity left an indelible mark on all who knew her. Her final days were spent surrounded by love in Old Bridge, NJ, where she was a cherished member of the community. Gina was a beacon of light in the lives of her family, a thread that wove their stories together with love and compassion. Though predeceased by her parents, William and Arlene Breese, she leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories. Her spirit will live on through her siblings: William and his wife Louise, Gary and his wife Virginia, Marvin and his wife Jill, Elsie, and Kimberly and her husband Bryan Eagan, as well as the numerous nieces and nephews who adored their Aunt Gina. A proud graduate of East Brunswick Votech, Gina\u0027s commitment to her community was evident in her dedicated service at the Preferred Care of Old Bridge Nursing Facility. Her unwavering work ethic and personable nature were constants through each change of ownership, making her a beloved figure among both colleagues and those she cared for. Gina\u0027s passions extended beyond her professional life. She was an ardent lover of all animals, advocating for their care and well-being. Her love for her family was paramount, and she reveled in the joy of family gatherings. Gina found solace and happiness at the beach, where the rhythm of the waves seemed to echo the peace she carried in her heart. Moreover, her laughter was often heard during episodes of \u0026quot;I Love Lucy,\u0026quot; a show that captured her sense of humor and zest for life. Described by those who knew her as passionate, loving, and thoughtful, Gina approached life with a full heart and open arms. She had the rare ability to make anyone feel seen and valued, a testament to the depth of her empathy and kindness. In honor of Gina\u0027s character and spirit, it seems fitting to recall the words of Helen Keller: \u0026quot;What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.\u0026quot; Gina\u0027s love has indeed become a part of the fabric of many lives, leaving a legacy that will continue to inspire and guide those she has left behind. Gina\u0027s journey through life was a testament to the power of love and the resilience of the human spirit. As we bid farewell to this remarkable woman, we take solace in the knowledge that her light will continue to shine through the memories we hold and the love that will never fade. Her spirit, forever etched in the hearts of her loved ones, will be a guiding star for all who had the privilege of knowing her. Gina\u0027s life was a beautiful mosaic of moments, laughter, and enduring love. As we reflect on the joy she brought into our lives, we are reminded that while we may mourn her physical absence, her spirit remains an unbreakable bond that time nor distance can diminish. We are forever grateful for the time we shared with Gina Louise Breese, and she will be deeply missed by all who were touched by her extraordinary presence."

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Paul John Vazzana

Apr 10, 1941 - Feb 28, 2024

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Old Bridge, NJ

"Paul John Vazzana was born to the late John \u0026amp; Madeline Vazzana, a craftsman and a seamstress, in Brooklyn NY on April 10th , 1941. Paul was proud to be of his Italian/American heritage and grew up in Brooklyn where all his aunts, uncles and cousins lived on the same block. This made for some fun, exciting and unforgettable memories that Paul would talk about for years and years. From playing cards in the basement, to Atlantic city trips and Christmas Eve parties, Paul loved his extended family and cherished these times. Although they all grew up together and eventually, they went their separate ways, Paul stayed close with his family, especially his cousins. Paul\u0027s loyalty was remarkable to all he loved, however, there\u0027s one person in Paul\u0027s life that could do no wrong and he loved with all his heart and soul. His brother John. Paul was a General Manager for Con-Edison Gas Operations by trade. He was a tough, but fair leader and ensured every job was a job well done. Everyone, who knows Paul, knows that fishing gave him great joy. He was a true Angler by nature. The love of the ocean filled his heart while excitement and passion flowed through his veins when he was on the water fishing. \u0027Every day on the water is a good day\u0027 was his motto. No amount of rain or hail could stop him, if the Ocean Explorer (Paul\u0027s favorite fishing boat in Belmar NJ) was going out that day, he was there. Paul had no fear of the waves and no care about weather conditions, he fished in every and any situation and always with a smile on his face. He would \u0027hook um\u0027 and \u0027reel um\u0027 in like a pro and would be proud of his catch of the day. A Veteran - Paul served as an MP in the United States Army. His American flag is proudly always waving on the front of his house out of respect for his country. He honors that flag and has the utmost respect for his country along with the men and women who serve and served in the US military. Paul believed that every man and woman who live in America should stand for our Flag. A Man of Little Words - Paul was a man of little words. He spoke when he had something to say and when he didn\u0027t, he remained quiet. When Paul spoke on a topic, he spoke with his truth, in an uncompromising respectful way. If you didn\u0027t agree with him, it was okay, but he would never conform to anything that wasn\u0027t his truth. This made Paul extremely powerful in speech as well as well respected. Paul was an honest man, a stand-up man and a righteous man. A \u0027Foodie\u0027 - Paul was a \u0027foodie\u0027. Enjoying delicious home cooked meals made by his wife Terry and going out to fine restaurants made him happy. If the waiter got his \u0027Crown Royal Manhattan\u0027 cocktail right (straight up, stirred, not shaken) that waiter was in for a generous tip. He was simple in his food requests... give him a good meatball sandwich and a nice juicy steak and baked potato and you were on his good side. A gentleman- Paul was the epitome of a gentleman. Always listened when you spoke (never over spoke or was rude even if he disagreed with you), He dressed with intention, always proper for the occasion. His shirts were pressed, pants were ironed, and shoes always shined. His sunglasses never smudged, and his watch always set to the right time. Paul cared about how he entered a room and he always entered dapper and handsome. A lover of Animals - if you wanted to see the humble and gentle side of Paul (which wasn\u0027t often) as he had a tough exterior, put a dog in his presence. Paul loved dogs, especially \u0027Ginger\u0027. A Friend - Paul was such a good friend. He would do absolutely anything for the people he called \u0027friend\u0027. He had a \u0027no questions asked\u0027 attitude. You needed him, he was there, \u0027no questions asked\u0027. A Brother - Paul absolutely adored his brother John. John was the apple of Paul\u0027s eye and loved being in his presence more than anyone else. Paul was so proud of John and his accomplishments and spoke about them with such pride. They would often dine together. Paul loved going out to restaurants with his brother. He loved fishing with his brother in Florida. John didn\u0027t love it so much, but knew it made Paul happy and Paul appreciated this. Paul loved his brother unconditionally and shared priceless conversations and memories with his only brother. A Husband- Paul was blessed that he had two loving wives. His first wife Camille who unfortunately he lost too soon and his current wife Terry who he loved dearly. Paul and Terry built a beautiful life together, they were inseparable and very much in love. They did everything like two in peas in a pod. They became each other\u0027s caregivers, best friends and confidants. Through the best of times and worst of times Paul and Terry became a love story with a bond that couldn\u0027t be broken. Paul is survived by his wife Terry, his two children Nicole and John, his stepdaughter Tara, his brother John, his sister-in-law Jeanne, his four grandchildren, PJ, Mira, Chloe \u0026amp; Philip, three step-grand-children, Paul, Lauren \u0026amp; Annabella, his niece Jennifer and nephew Vincent as well his great nephews Zach and his loving cousins. The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Sunday, March 3, 2024, at Michael Hegarty \u0026amp; John Vincent Scalia Home For Funerals and Cremation Service, 3377 US Highway 9, Old Bridge, New Jersey. A mass of Christian burial will take place on Monday, March 4, 2024 at 9:30 am at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Old Bridge, NJ. Burial will follow at Forest Green Park Cemetery, Morganville, NJ. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.HegartyScaliaFuneralHome.com"

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Linda McCall

Died : Feb 25, 2024

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Old Bridge, NJ

Linda McCall 77 of Old Bridge, NJ departed this life on February 25, 2024. A celebration of her life will be held on Monday, March 4, 2024, at 10:00 am at the Nesbitt Funeral Home 165 Madison Avenue Elizabeth, NJ. Visitation 9:00 am until the time of service. Ms. McCall leaves a loving family and dear friends to cherish her memory. To to the family or in memory of Linda McCall, please

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Salvatore A. Giardina

Jun 06, 1960 - Feb 24, 2024

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Old Bridge, NJ

"Salvatore A. Giardina passed away on February 24th, 2024 in Old Bridge, New Jersey. Salvatore was born on June 6th, 1960 in the picturesque town of Mussomeli, Sicily, to his loving parents, Emanuel and Lucia Giardina. His journey on this earth was marked by his larger-than-life personality, empathetic nature, and deep love and devotion for his family. Salvatore\u0027s early years growing up in Brooklyn, NY were filled with love and laughter, surrounded by the warmth of his close-knit family. He attended Lafayette High School and graduated in \u002778. After completing his education, Salvatore embarked on a journey to pursue his passion for jewelry and craftsmanship, eventually establishing his own successful jewelry business in New York. In 1998, Salvatore married the love of his life, Gina, and for 26 beautiful years, they shared a deep and enduring bond. Together, they created treasured memories, enjoyed fine dining, strolled along beaches hand-in-hand, and ultimately built a life filled with overflowing love, happiness, and unconditional love that touched the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing them. From intricately designed engagement rings symbolizing the start of a journey together to personalized pieces marking birthdays and other special milestones, Salvatore reveled in the opportunity to share in the joy of others\u0027 celebrations. Salvatore\u0027s passions extended beyond his work and marriage. He had a keen interest in collecting art and duck decoys. He held a profound love for politics, history, and animals, especially his three dogs whom he adored named Luka, Lacey, and Sammy. His vibrant and witty personality, in combination with his kind and compassionate nature, touched the lives of all who knew him, leaving a lasting impact on everyone who encountered him. Salvatore is preceded in death by his cherished parents, Emanuel and Lucia Giardina. Along with his beloved father-in-law Mario Sparago. He is survived by his devoted wife, Gina Giardina, dear mother-in-law Nancy, and adored siblings Maria Alleca, Joseph Giardina, Emanuel Giardina, and Connie Paone. Also by his cherished cousins Emma Czenszak, Maria Montante, Vincent Conigliaro, and Louisa Pessel. By his loving nieces Danielle Dailey, Samantha Paone, Cassandra D\u0027Amico, Jessica Giardina, and Lucia Alleca. By his nephews Anthony Parker, and Jake and Nicholas Pizzo. By his great-nephews, Giovanni Giardina, James, and Christopher Dailey. And finally, his cherished brothers-in-law Luigi Alleca and Carmine Paone, and sister-in-law Lisa Pizzo. Salvatore\u0027s legacy lives on through his abundant family and friends, who will forever hold him in their hearts. The service date will be 3:00 PM -7:00 PM on Thursday, February 29th at Scalia Funeral Home, 3377 US-9, Old Bridge, NJ 08857. A memorial mass will be held on Monday, March 4, 2024 at 10:30 AM at Saint Ambrose Church located at 81 Throckmorton Lane, Old Bridge, NJ 08857"

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Catherine S. Banas

Jul 24, 1933 - Feb 25, 2024

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Old Bridge, NJ

Catherine S. Banas, 90 of Perth Amboy passed away Sunday February 25th at the Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge surrounded by her loving family. Complete funeral arrangements to be announced shortly by the GUSTAV J. NOVAK FUNERAL HOME 419 Barclay St., Perth Amboy.

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Jay Milton Goldberg

Oct 14, 1934 - Feb 24, 2024

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Old Bridge, NJ

Jay Milton Goldberg, 89, of Monroe Township passed away on February 24, 2024 at Old Bridge Medical Center, Old Bridge, NJ. Jay spent most of his young life in Camden, NJ with his parents Louis and Rae and his older sister Shirley. Shortly after he graduated from Camden High School, Jay began working for the Burroughs Corporation (now Unisys) but then was called to duty during the Korean War and was stationed in Fort Dix. He suffered a serious back injury during training and was honorably discharged. He returned to Unisys until retirement and ultimately earned a business certificate from Temple University and became an office manager, beloved by all the staff. After retirement, his great love for animals led him to volunteer for IAMS Corporation at their trade shows, and he volunteered his outstanding computer skills by helping many people of his generation learn how to use a computer for the first time. Jay had a beautiful baritone voice and enjoyed many years throughout his life of school choirs, cabaret shows at The Ponds in Monroe Township and at The Chelsea where he lived for the past two years. Jay was the epitome of “mensch” to all who knew him. He was funny, sweet, adored animals (including his cat Simon) and both loved and hated sports like a typical Phillies fan. Jay is survived by his wife Marilyn Goldberg of 43 years, his stepchildren, Ellen Silver (Adam) and Howard Weinstein (Wendy) and his step granddaughters Marli, Jordyn, Abby and Alyssa; his daughters Lois Kraus (Scott) and Suki Karp (Michael) (from his first marriage to Marjorie Goldberg of Hillside, NJ) and his four grandchildren Ben, Becca, Sammy and Jake. Jay is also survived by his nephew Hank Abrams, his wife Helene and their children Nina, Stephanie and Eric, and by too many friends to count. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Monday, February 26, 2024, at Flynn and Son Funeral Home, 424 East Avenue, Perth Amboy. Interment will follow in Beth Israel Cemetery at 1098 Woodbridge Center Dr., Woodbridge. Donations may be made in his memory to: Angel PAWS animal shelter in Woodbridge http://www.angelpaws.org To plant Memorial Trees in memory of , please .

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John Patrick Foley II

Oct 20, 1957 - Feb 15, 2024

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Old Bridge, NJ

"John Patrick Foley II, 66, of Old Bridge, NJ, passed away on February 15, 2024, at Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, NJ. John Foley was born on October 20, 1957, in Brooklyn, NY, to parents Camilla (Romano) and John P Foley. Although originally from Brooklyn, John spent his entire life in Old Bridge, where he worked at Sunshine Biscuits until they closed. In his younger days, John had a love for baseball and would often spend time playing the sport or watching games with his cousin, Joey Grecco. He had a strong passion for sports, with a particular interest in the Mets and the Commanders and loved to explore the outdoors and indulge in different types of cuisine. John was a highly regarded member of the community who had a natural talent for making friends, and he was often the life of the party at social events. John will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. John is survived by his son Justin Iacouzzi, his daughter Melissa Foley, and various family members. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Elisa Vitti; his parents, John and Camilla Foley; his sister, Patricia Cunningham, and daughter Christina Gillis. Cremation will take place privately. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2024, 11:00 am to 1:00pm at Old Bridge Funeral Home, 2350 RT 516, Old Bridge, NJ 08857. Online condolences can be given at www.oldbridgefh.com."

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Thomas Bogan

Jul 29, 1936 - Feb 20, 2024

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Old Bridge, NJ

"Thomas Bogan, a cherished family man, respected former New York City Police Officer, and proud veteran of the United States Navy, passed away on February 20, 2024, in Old Bridge, New Jersey. Born on July 29, 1936, in Brooklyn, NY, Thomas lived a full and honorable life, marked by dedication to his country and loved ones. Thomas was born to Francis and Margaret (Breen) Bogan. He resided in Brooklyn for 77 years before settling in Marlboro, NJ 10 years ago. Thomas is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Joan (Duff) Bogan, with whom he built a life filled with love and mutual respect. He was a guiding light to his children, Thomas Bogan and his wife Sue, and his daughter Kelly Kotropoulos and her husband Peter. His legacy continues through his six adoring grandchildren, Janna, Morgan, Sean, Daniel, Stephanie, and Nikki, who will forever cherish the memories and lessons he imparted. From 1954 to 1958, Thomas honorably served in the United States Navy, a period of his life that instilled in him a sense of discipline and patriotism that he carried throughout his days. After his active duty, he continued to serve in the reserves, demonstrating his unwavering commitment to his country. Following his military service, Thomas joined the New York City Police Department, where he dedicated 20 years to protecting and serving the citizens of New York. His courage, integrity, and sense of justice earned him the respect and admiration of his colleagues and the community he served. An avid golfer and Bacci ball player, Thomas could often be found on the green or playing a friendly match with friends and family. Trips to Atlantic City were a favored pastime, where he enjoyed the thrill of the slot machines and the company of his loved ones. Above all, Thomas adored his grandchildren and cherished every moment spent with them. Whether it was attending their sporting events, sharing stories of his life, or simply being present for the everyday moments, he was a constant source of love and support. He will be deeply missed, but never forgotten. A Visitation will be held on Friday, February 23, 2024 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 11:00am to 12:30pm with a funeral service beginning at 12:30pm at Old Bridge Funeral Home, 2350 RT 516, Old Bridge, NJ 08857."

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Lewis William Bryant

Jun 13, 1970 - Feb 19, 2024

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Old Bridge, NJ

"Lewis William Bryant, affectionately known as Lou to his friends and family, passed away on February 19, 2024, in Old Bridge, New Jersey. Born on June 13, 1970, at St. Mary\u0027s Hospital in Hoboken, New Jersey, Lou was a beacon of light to all who knew him, spreading joy with his funny, loving, and kind nature throughout his 53 years of life. Lou grew up in a warm household, the beloved son of Barbara A. Wieboldt Bryant and the late Lewis C. Bryant. His childhood was filled with the laughter and companionship of his siblings, Donna LaBrecque and her husband Scott, Jeffrey Bryant and his wife Maryann, and Deborah Davis and her husband David. Though he was predeceased by his brother Ronald W. Bryant, his maternal grandmother Isabel Wieboldt, and great-grandmother Mary Millen, the love and memories they shared continued to brighten his days. His early education at Brookside Elementary School and Orange Ave Jr. High School laid the foundation for his time at Cranford High School, where he cultivated lifelong friendships and a love for knowledge. Lou\u0027s passion for learning was evident in his voracious reading habits and his pursuit of painting, where he expressed his creativity and keen eye for beauty. Following his graduation, Lou embarked on a fulfilling career at B-Line Trucking Co., Inc. in Newark, New Jersey. Starting in 1988, he dedicated over three decades of service, ultimately serving as Vice President until his retirement in 2019. His work ethic, leadership, and commitment to excellence left an indelible mark on the company and those who worked alongside him. Beyond his professional achievements, Lou was an avid fan of the New Jersey Devils, his enthusiasm and support for the team unwavering through every season. His interests extended beyond the ice rink, as he found solace and joy in the pages of books and the strokes of his paintbrush. Lou\u0027s amateur paintings, often shared with loved ones, are cherished tokens of his artistic spirit. Lou loved animals, especially bulldogs, which were his favorite. Lou also enjoyed micro stock, micro sprint, and TQ Midgets. His passion was his Harley and anything to do with riding. He was always helping someone with their bike. Lou joined the Knight Of Fire Chapter 4 on February 12, 2017. He loved all the brotherhood, and they loved him right back. The club opened a new world of riding. He was planning rides and in his element. His biggest concern was getting everybody on ride to and from safely since he was always in charge of the ride. He took it very seriously. Lou met Sue, the love of his life, on March 15, 2002, and they started living together the very next day. They were married on October 9, 2004, and Sue was lucky enough to call him her husband for 20 years. They enjoyed so many long rides with the club and vacations on the bike, but treasured their alone time riding too. Sue loved when he would say, \u0026quot;I\u0027ll go anywhere you want as long as we\u0027re together.\u0026quot; He was SO loved by his wife, Sue Bryant, his mother-in-law, Martha Phillips, her husband, Bill Phillips, father-in-law Thomas F Smith,sister-in-law, Colleen Ryan, fiancé, Elliot, Gusset, sister-in-law, Audrey LoCurto, husband Dominick, \u0026amp; sister-in-law, Sondra Smith. Lou\u0027s legacy is carried on by his adoring family, including his nephews Christopher Bryant and Kevin Gonzalez, his niece Stephanie Bryant, and his great-niece Kaylee Marie Gonzalez. Nephew AJ Simicich, wife Lauren, nephew Nikki Marquez, husband JJ, nieces Holly Ryan, Erica Peder, nephew Dominick Locurto Jr. Great nephews Hunter \u0026amp; Colton Simicich. Each family gathering was made brighter by his presence, his humor, and his generous heart. To those who knew Lou, words like funny, loving, and kind are not just descriptors; they are the embodiment of a man who lived his life with an open heart and an easy smile. He had the rare ability to uplift others with a simple joke or a kind gesture, leaving a lasting impression on the hearts of many. In the heart of those who loved you, Lou, you will always be there. As you were, you will always be treasured forever in our memory. I keep in my heart, the love of the past, for there it was planted forever. At last your presence I miss, your memory, all treasure, loving, you, always forgetting you never.I love you, boo. As we say goodbye to Lewis William Bryant, we celebrate the life of a man who was much more than the sum of his years. His was a life rich in love, laughter, and the simple pleasures that make each day worth living. Lou\u0027s memory will continue to inspire and comfort those who were fortunate enough to know him, and his spirit will live on in the stories shared and the lives he touched. In honoring Lou\u0027s journey, we reflect on the joy he brought into this world and the countless ways he made it a better place. He will be deeply missed, but never forgotten, as we carry forward the love he so freely gave. Rest in peace, dear Lou, until we meet again. Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 25, 2024, from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm and from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, with a Funeral Service at 5:00 pm, at Old Bridge Funeral Home, 2350 Route 516, NJ 08857. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Lou\u0027s memory to Husky House of Matawan https://www.huskyhouse.org/about/donate Online condolences can be given at www.oldbridgefh.com"

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