“The Rumson Police Department is mourning the loss of Retired Chief Richard ‘Rick’ Tobias.
“For several years, Chief Tobias served as juvenile officer for the PD. His efforts changed the paths of countless members of Rumson’s youth for the better.
“Chief Tobias was known for his big heart and willingness to help anyone in need. He was a great asset to the community and will be missed.” Rumson Police Department
It’s the story of a retired police chief, an officer on the Rumson beat for many years who passed away on Jan. 18 at 67 after a heroic battle with cancer. And there’s always an image to illustrate a story.
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Longtime former Rumsonite, Richard “Dick” Molke, passed away on Dec. 27, 2019, his wife of more than 70 years, Louise Gentles Molke, by his side. He was 93.
Continue reading In Memorium: 50-Year Rumson Resident Dick Molke, 93
“I have chosen a lifestyle that fits me. I pray that you will have the same good fortune as I have had.” Mary Patey
Native Rumsonite Mary Patey summed up her life in this memoir on her 90th birthday. Her chosen fitting lifestyle and the good fortune that came with it came to an end on Jan. 10 with her passing. She was 91.
Continue reading In Memorium: Rumson Native, Mom & Wife, Mary Patey
Rumson family man, philanthropist and noted preferred securities expert Kevin Joseph Conery passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, Jan. 9. He was 59.
Continue reading In Memorium: Rumson Husband, Dad, Philanthropist, Securities Expert Kevin Conery, 59
He was known as a dedicated, skilled physician to generations of families. He was known as a beacon of wisdom, charm, compassion and humor. He was known as a devoted husband and dad. He was longtime Rumson resident Dr. Harry Mason Swartz, “Dr. Harry” to most; and he passed away on Dec. 27 at 88.
The news of Dr. Harry’s death prompted a flood of messages of thanks and tribute on social media, his obituary and talk around the towns and at his funeral. The community conversations told the story of a man who knew his purpose in life and embraced it with a 24-carat sparkle, laugh and commitment to care. While his stellar professional reputation made him an unwitting shining star, Dr. Harry’s legacy was more about the star’s unique twinkle.
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Longtime Rumsonite, World War II vet, fireman and first-aider Paul O. Whitfield passed away peacefully on Dec. 10 at his home with his wife of more than 71 years by his side. He was 95.
Continue reading In Memorium: Longtime Rumson Fireman, First Aider, WWII Vet Paul Whitfield, 95
“We will miss Nancy with the laughing face.”
That’s how the loved ones of Nancy Fell-Hill described the 59-year-old Rumson resident who passed away at her home on Dec. 22 at 59.
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Dr. Frank Bonifacio, of Rumson, passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 21. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Frank grew up in Keyport.
He will forever be remembered for his brilliant mind, passion for medicine and for the love of his life, Marion. Frank leaves behind a legacy of unwavering love, integrity, and passion demonstrated by his 61-year marriage to his soul mate, Marion who he was able to travel the world with and raise their two sons. Dr. Frank Bonifacio’s obituary
From Dr. Bonifacio’s obituary …
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He was known as the Great Pumpkin, the NJ Goaltending Legend. He was an artist. He was a U.S. Marine. He was a police officer. He was an animal lover. He was a Fair Havenite with a big heart. He was John Egger and he passed away on Dec. 12. He was 73.
Continue reading In Memorium: Fair Havenite John Egger, 73
Once again, the mourning buntings are hanging on the Fair Haven Firehouse. The marquee marks the passing of another longtime fire department member: “In Memory of Craig Haese, 38 Year Member.”
Continue reading In Memorium: Longtime Fair Havenite & Fire Company Member, Craig Haese
A memorial has been set for longtime Fair Havenite Nancy Badt Drake on what would have been her 89th birthday, from 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday at John E. Day Funeral Home, Red Bank. A service will begin at 2:30 p.m.
Nancy passed away on Nov. 7 at Brandywine Assisted Living in Shrewsbury.
Continue reading Memorial Set for Longtime Fair Havenite & Volunteer, Nancy Drake
Former president of Oceanic Free Library and Rumson Country Day School Head Master Donald “Skip” Sykes passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at his Rumson home after a long illness.
Continue reading In Memorium: Former Rumson Country Day Head Master & Oceanic Library President, Skip Sykes