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A Congrats and Look Back at Rumson Fire Companies’ Reorg

As with all other fire companies, New Year’s Day was reorganization day for the Rumson Fire Department and its two fire companies.

Rumson-Fair Haven Retrospect could not make the event this year, so, via the fire companies’ Facebook pages, we offer a congratulations and a look back at the reorganization with a list of the 2017 line officers in both Oceanic Hook and Ladder and Rumson fire companies.

Oceanic Hook and Ladder Company No. 1 …

Rumson Oceanic Hook & Ladder Fire Co. No. 1 2017 line officers
Photo/Oceanic Facebook page

Rumson Fire Department Chief Mike Trivett; Jim Anderson, lieutenant; Kevin McCarthy, captain; Bob Marass, engineer.

Rumson Fire Company …

Rumson Fire Company 2017 line officers
Photo/Rumson Fire Company Facebook page

Rumson Fire Department Assistant Chief Nick Luiten; Robert Boyer, captain; John Kirkpatrick, first lieutenant; Darren Berry, second lieutenant; Robert Eyerkuss III, second lieutenant.

Congratulations to the 2017 line officers and thank you for your service!

Rumson’s Paul Shea Passes Away at 90


The following is the edited obituary of Paul J. Shea, courtesy of Thompson Memorial Home:

Lifetime Rumson resident Paul J. Shea Sr. passed away on March 13 at the NJ Fireman’s Home, Boonton. He was 90.

A member of the Rumson Fire Company for 69 years, Paul was a communicant of Holy Cross Church in Rumson, and, for 25 years, was the sexton for St. Georges-by-the-River Episcopal Church in Rumson.

He proudly served his country in World War II as a gunner in the U.S. Navy in all three theaters of war.

Paul was predeceased by: his wife Carole D. Lennen, who died in 2003; his twin brother, Thomas; and his brother Daniel.

He is survived by: his son, Paul J. Shea, Jr. and wife Elaine, of Lincroft; and his sister, Lillian Briskey, of Oceanport.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 20, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 21 at 9 a.m. at St. James RC Church, Red Bank.

Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Middletown.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial donations to the Monmouth County SPCA, 260 Wall Street, P.O. Box 93, Eatontown, NJ 07724, or online at www.monmouthcountyspca.org.

Anyone who would like to contribute memories/comments for a memorial tribute to Paul is welcome to send them to evd@rfhretro.com.