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Remembering Rumson Police Chief ‘Rick’ Tobias

“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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In Memorium: Rumson Native, Mom & Wife, Mary Patey

“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.

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Remembering Rumson’s ‘Dr. Harry’ Swartz

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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In Memorium: Longtime Rumson Fireman, First Aider, WWII Vet Paul Whitfield, 95

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.

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In Memorium: Dr. Frank Bonifacio, Rumson

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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