Fair Haven has lost another longtime resident. The lady who countless people saw year after year manning the Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair’s Grab Bag Booth, affectionately known by many as “the balloon lady,” Jeanette Choma, passed away on Nov. 20. She was 88.Continue reading In Memoriam: A Look Back at Longtime Fair Havenite Jeanette Choma, 88
Fair Havenite John Cifaretto, also of West Caldwell, passed away after a two-and-a-half-year battle with multiple health challenges on Nov. 6 at Bayshore Hospital in Holmdel. He was 81.Continue reading In Memoriam: Fair Havenite John Cifaretto, 81
Fair Havenite and Rumson real estate agent Leon Lonczak passed away on Oct. 30.Continue reading In Memoriam: Fair Havenite, Real Estate Agent, Leon Lonczak
Former Red Bank and Sea Bright resident Michael John Coolahan, more recently of Highlands, passed away peacefully on Oct. 19. He was 55.Continue reading In Memoriam: Former Sea Bright, Red Bank Resident, Michael Coolahan, 55
Former Fair Havenite Susanne (Chernavsky) Smith-Gween passed away on Oct. 13 at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank. She was 71.Continue reading In Memoriam: Former Fair Havenite Susanne Chernavsky Smith-Gween, 71
Former Fair Havenite and son, brother, friend and junior pilot Timothy John Sullivan, III (T.J.), passed away on Oct. 12. He was 20 years old. and a junior at Oklahoma State University.Continue reading In Memoriam: Former Fair Havenite, Junior Pilot, T.J. Sullivan III, 20
“It’s the honesty you apply to your playing that makes music enjoyable. The style of the music has little to do with it. It’s only honesty that makes it beautiful.”Elvin Jones
That stark, shining, honest beauty straight from the heart is what emanated a bright light to countless people from the soul of Richard Chandler. The 60-year-old professional drummer, husband, dad, uncle and friend, who was known to never skip a beat when generously giving his love and talent, lost his years-long battle with cancer on Sunday, Oct. 4.Continue reading His Beat Goes On: Saying Goodbye to Rich Chandler
Former Fair Haven Library director Gloria Anne Price, of Red Bank, passed away peacefully, her family by her side, on Oct. 3. She was 89.Continue reading In Memoriam: Former Fair Haven Library Director, Gloria Price, 89, of Red Bank
Longtime Rumsonite and volunteer with the borough’s PTO, Education Foundation, Holy Cross and Red Bank’s Lunch Break, Dorothy T. Bailey, lost her five-year fight against cancer on Oct. 3 at New York Tish Hospital. She was 63.Continue reading In Memoriam: Rumsonite, Volunteer, Business Women’s Advocate, Mentor, Dorothy T. Bailey, 63
Former Rumsonite, Sea Bright resident, volunteer and former substitute nurse at Forrestdale School, Anne Whitney Lee, passed away peacefully on Sept. 29.
Born in Passaic, Anne graduated from Saint Vincent’s Nursing School in New York City, where she was a nurse for a number of years. She lived in Rumson and then Sea Bright, where she and her husband, Timothy Patrick, raised their three daughters.
Anne is survived by: her children, Mary Pat Molke and husband Richard, Connie Fox, and Susan Lee; her grandchildren, Krista, Joanna, Richard, Conor, AJ, Brendon, Cody, Alexis, and Whitney; and three great-grandchildren, Noah, Caroline and Quincy.
Visitation will be Sunday, Oct. 4, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank. A memorial mass will be celebrated on Monday, Oct. 5 at 10:00 a.m. at Church of the Nativity, Fair Haven. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Family and Children’s Services (FCS) of Monmouth County.
Former longtime Rumsonite William V. Weithas Jr. (Bill), more recently of Little Silver and Jupiter, FL, passed away peacefully on Sept. 23 surrounded by his family.Continue reading In Memoriam: Former Longtime Rumsonite, William V. Weithas Jr.
Area businessman, author, sportsman, self-proclaimed democratic capitalist, husband, father, grandfather and friend, Raymond Bernard Carey passed away on Sept. 22. He was 93.Continue reading In Memoriam: Raymond Carey, Author, Businessman, Sailor, Creator of ‘Carey Center for Democratic Capitalism, 93