Category Archives: Obituaries

In Memoriam: Longtime Fair Havenite, First Aid EMT Nancy D. Hartman

Longtime Fair Havenite and Fair Haven Fire Department First Aid Squad member, Nancy D. Hartman, lost her battle with ALS on Sept. 7. She passed away at home with her loving husband Larry by her side.

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In Memorium: Longtime Rumsonite, Rev. Dr. James Richard Memmott, 89

Longtime Rumsonite, musician, actor, director, sportsman, social justice advocate, proud dad and grandfather, the Rev. Dr. James Richard Memmott, passed away on Sept. 1 at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank. He was 89.

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In Memorium: Fourth-Generation Rumsonite, Former Borough Administrator, Public Servant, Gary Sammon, 77

Rumson is in mourning for a longtime resident and public servant whom many credit for making the borough what it is today.

Fourth-generation Rumsonite and former Borough Administrator Gary Sammon passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, Aug. 2, surrounded by loving family that cared for him over the last year. He was 77.

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Speaking to People: Fair Haven Icon Dorothy Breckenridge’s Final Crossing

She took her own advice. She didn’t set her foot down off that curb until the time was right. She listened. She heard. She waited for her own cue to speak. And she walked, ever so gracefully, a nod of acknowledged gratitude to each person to whom she spoke along her life’s path. She had heard herself crow with pride one last time, “CROOOOOOSSSSSS!”

Strong, stop-sign hands extended, the stalwart, kind Fair Haven woman who spent nearly 20 years “speaking” to children and crossing them safely to the other side of the road has crossed over herself at the age of 90. She was Dorothy Breckenridge.

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