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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 Memoriam: Rumson’s Thomas Daly

Longtime Rumson resident and area lawyer Thomas F. Daly died on Sept. 8.

A graduate of Lower Merion High School, Lafayette College and the Georgetown University Law School, he served as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army. While attending law school, he was the Georgetown Lacrosse Team’s Head Coach.

A longtime partner of the McCarter & English law firm, Tom was a communicant of Holy Cross Church in Rumson, a member and former governor of the Seabright Beach Club and a member of the Rumson First Aid Squad and member of its Board of Trustees.

He was also a commissioner and former president of the New Jersey Maritime and Docking Pilots Commission, a trustee of the National Maritime Historical Society and the Sandy Hook Foundation.

He was an adjunct professor of maritime law at Rutgers University Law School, as well as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Association of Barristers. He was a member of the International Association of Defense Council, the Maritime Law Society and a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Tom lectured extensively on aviation, maritime law and trial procedures.  He was a passionate athlete who loved lacrosse and football. Later in life he became an avid skier. He was always drawn to the water, whether it be fishing, sailing, lifeguarding or relaxing at the beach with his family.

He is survived by: his wife Nancy; their children Charles Bartlett (Trish), of Ocean, Julia Oliphant (David) of Royal Oaks, MI, Emily Mee (Daniel), of Rumson and Morgan Zimmerer (Hans), of Fair Haven; ten grandchildren Tyler, Andrew, Morgan, Ben, Kelly, Ellie, Annie, Grant, Riley & Cate and his brother, Rev. Jerome R. Daly of Fort Belvoir, VA.

He was predeceased by: his parents, John and Dorothy Daly; and his brother, John Daly.

Visitation was on Tuesday, Sept. 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank.

A Mass of christian burial was celebrated on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Nativity, 180 Ridge Rd., Fair Haven.

Interment followed at Woodbine Cemetery, Oceanport.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the Rumson First Aid Squad, 1 Wilson Circle, Rumson, NJ 07760 or the National Maritime Historical Society, PO Box 68, Peeksville, NY 10566 or online at www.seahistory.org

— Edited obituary, courtesy of Thompson Memorial Home