2000-06-07 / Obituaries
ANTHONY PARASCONDOLA, 78, of Manalapan, died May 24 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and had resided there before moving to Manalapan eight years ago. Mr. Parascondola was an interior decorator and the owner of Tony Paras Interiors, Brooklyn, for 40 years before retiring in 1987. Surviving are his wife, Jean Damiano Parascondola; one son, Dennis, of Staten Island, N.Y.; one daughter, Marianne Maritato, of Manalapan; two sisters, Jean Petrosino, of Brooklyn, and Annette Ribaudo, of Arizona; and six grandchildren. The funeral liturgy was celebrated at St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, Perrineville section of Millstone, followed by interment at Marlboro Memorial Cemetery, Marlboro. The Michael Hegarty Funeral Home, Old Bridge, was in charge of arrangements.
EDGAR BAYLIS, 82, of Bridgewater, formerly of Old Bridge, died May 22 in Somerset Hospital, Somerville. Surviving are his wife, Pearl Needham Baylis; two sons, Edgar Baylis of Albuquerque, N.M., and Ronald Baylis of Piscataway; three daughters, Nancy Kissell of Somerville, Carol Sadlowski of Old Bridge and Bonnie Galambos of Piscataway; a brother, Charles Baylis of Manalapan; a sister, Margie Taylor of Florida; 17 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Rezem Funeral Home, East Brunswick. Interment was in Franklin Memorial Park Cemetery, North Brunswick.
JOSEPH FRANCIS GRAY JR., 74, of Old Bridge died May 21 at home. Surviving are his wife, Mary Anne O’Sullivan-Gray; a son, Michael Joseph Gray of Manhasset, N.Y.; five daughters, Maureen Przybylowski of Spotswood, Patricia Kenny of Howell, Elizabeth Matlaga of Freehold, Eileen Gray of Paoli, Pa., and Anne Theresa Hall of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.; and 15 grandchildren. Services were arranged by Michael Hegarty Funeral Home, Old Bridge, with a Mass at St. Ambrose Church, Old Bridge. Interment was in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, East Brunswick.
MICHAEL CASTORO SR., 71, of Freehold Township, died May 23 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Born in New York, he had resided in West Orange before moving to Silvermead, Freehold Township. Mr. Castoro was a postal supervisor at the Orange Post Office for 30 years, retiring in 1988. He was a former president and member of the Silvermead Community Club; a former president and member of the Mobile Home Association; and a former officer of the Postal Credit Union, Essex County. Surviving are his wife, Helen D.; four sons, Michael Jr., of Oceanport, John, of Hackettstown, James, of West Orange, and Lawrence, of West Caldwell; two brothers, Dominick, of Stuart, Fla., and Vincent, of Freehold Township; and six grandchildren. A memorial service was held at Silvermead Community Center, under the direction of the C.H.T. Clayton and Son Funeral Home, Adelphia Section of Howell.
ROBERT M. EVANS, 52, of Howell, died May 21 at home. Born in Freehold, he had resided in Freehold and in Lakewood before moving to Howell two years ago. Mr. Evans was a Social Security Claims Adjudicator for the New Jersey Department of Labor, Newark, for 28 years. He was predeceased by his mother, G. Dorothy Collins Evans, who died in 1996. Surviving are his wife, Anita Belkin Evans; a son, Geoffrey, of Bucyrus, Ohio; his father, Robert Evans, of Freehold Township; two sisters, Carol Ann Platt, of Barnegat, and Dorothy S. Freiday, of Jackson; a sister-in-law, Linda Belkin; and one grandson. Funeral services were held at the Freeman Funeral Home, Freehold.
ELFRIDE HIRSCH, 93, of the Morganville section of Marlboro, died May 22 at home. Born in Berlin, Germany, she came to the United States in 1937 and resided in New York City until moving to Morganville in 1954. Mrs. Hirsch was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Freehold Township; a life member of the Freehold Arts Society; and a life member of the R.F.D. Garden Club of Middletown. She was an honorary member of the Monmouth Art Foundation, Shrewsbury. Mrs. Hirsch was predeceased by her husband, Gerhard, who died in 1964. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Alfred and Marilyn Hirsch, of Long Branch; one grandson; and one step-grandson. Funeral services were held at Hope Lutheran Church, under the direction of the Freeman Funeral Home, Freehold.
MARY K. KREUDL, 76, of Freehold Township, died May 18 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Born in Woodbridge, she had resided in Edison before moving to Freehold in 1992. Mrs. Kreudl retired in 1981 as a packaging supervisor for Revlon Cosmetics, Edison, where she had been employed for 27 years. She was a member of the Revlon Retirement Club. Mrs. Kreudl was predeceased by a son, Robert Lenart. Surviving are her husband, Robert W., three sons, Stephen Lenart, of Princeton, Dennis Lenart, of Lake Forest, Calif., and John Lenart, of Roosevelt; five daughters, Janice Lenart, of Key Largo, Fla., Linda Clarke, of Portsmouth, R.I., Diane Hanrahan, of North Brunswick, Marianne Hall, of South Plainfield, and Doreen Deutsch, of Hackettstown; a sister, Anne Dubetsky, of Edison; and 17 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the C.H.T. Clayton and Son Funeral Home, Adelphia section of Howell, with the Rev. Brian Eble officiating. Interment was at Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown.
LENA M. ROBINSKY, 81, of Freehold, died May 20 at Victoria Gardens Care Center, Lakewood. Mrs. Robinsky was a lifelong resident of Freehold. She was a lunchroom aide for the Freehold Township School System at Laura Donovan School for more than 20 years, retiring in 1992. She was an active member of the Siloam United Methodist Church, Freehold. Mrs. Robinsky was predeceased by her husband, Francis, who died in 1990. Surviving are a daughter, Patricia Evans, of Freehold; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the C.H.T. Clayton and Son Funeral Home, Adelphia section of Howell. Interment was at Harmony Cemetery, Jackson.
CORVA E. "MAMA" SHAW, 63, of Englishtown, died May 26 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Mrs. Shaw was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where she resided until moving to Manalapan 30 years ago. Surviving are her husband, George; two sons, Charles J. Dantone, with whom she lived, and Joseph J. LaPenna, of Norfolk, Va.; a daughter, LuAnne LaPenna-Brown, of Manalapan; and four grandchildren. The Freeman Manalapan-Marlboro Funeral Home, Manalapan, was in charge of arrangements.
LAWRENCE MATTHEW PERONE, 54, of Freehold Township, died May 29 at home. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and had resided in Asbury Park before moving to Freehold Township 21 years ago. A graduate of Monmouth University, West Long Branch, Mr. Perone was a fraud investigator for the Prudential Property and Casualty Co., Holmdel, for 20 years. After his retirement from Prudential, he owned and operated Castle Wood Floors. Mr. Perone was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served in Korea during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Insurance Security Association and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Austin, Texas. Mr. Perone was predeceased by a sister, Carol Rogers. Surviving are his wife, Jean Iorio Perone; a son, Edward J., stationed with the U.S. Air Force in Sumter, S.C.; a daughter, Lisa Perone, at home; his mother, Concetta Annuziata Perone, of Asbury Park; a brother, Dr. Ralph A. Perone, and a sister, Antonette Barone, both of Ocean Township; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold, followed by interment at Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown.
CAROLYN WEST, 66, of Freehold Township, died May 20 at home. Born in Edwardsville, Pa., she had resided in Newtown Square, Pa., before moving to Freehold Township 36 years ago. Mrs. West was an elementary school teacher for the Freehold Township Board of Education, teaching at the Barkalow School for 23 years before retiring in 1997. She was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Freehold; and a member of the New Jersey Education Association. Surviving are her husband, John A.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Jacqueline West, of Freehold Township, and Cynthia and Robert Johnson, of Sewell; her mother, Anna Berdy, of Plymouth, Pa.; and one grandson. Funeral services were held at the C.H.T. Clayton and Son Funeral Home, Adelphia section of Howell, with the Rev. Frank Hebert officiating. Interment was at Old Tennent Cemetery, Tennent section of Manalapan.
THOMAS SOZZI, 36, of Manalapan, died May 28 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he had resided in Staten Island, N.Y., for five years before moving to Manalapan seven years ago. Mr. Sozzi was the owner of Tom Sozzi & Sons Enterprises, Manhattan, N.Y. He was active in the Manalapan Little League. Surviving are his wife, Tracey Baronick Sozzi; two sons, Thomas and Anthony, and a daughter, Nicole, all at home; and a sister, Donna Sozzi, of Brooklyn. A funeral liturgy was celebrated at Our Lady of Mercy R.C. Church, Englishtown, followed by burial at Resurrection Cemetery, Staten Island. The Freeman Manalapan-Marlboro Funeral Home, Manalapan, was in charge of arrangements.
STELLA SCALER, 90, of Freehold Township, died May 30 at The Manor, Freehold Township. Born in West Virginia, Mrs. Scaler had resided in Jersey City for most of her life before moving to Lakewood and recently to Freehold Township. She was a factory worker for Western Electric, Kearny, before her retirement. Mrs. Scaler was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America; and the All Saints Church Rosary Society, Jersey City. She was predeceased by her husband, John J., who died in 1957; and a son, John P., in 1997. Surviving are two sons, Walter K., of Gaithersburg, Md., and Richard T., with whom she lived; two brothers, Raymond Maluchnik, of Linden, and Charles Maluchnik, of Mohawk, N.Y.; a sister, Helen Fischer, of Mohawk; ten grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. The funeral liturgy was celebrated at St. Rose of Lima Church, Freehold, followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. The Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold, was in charge of arrangements.
ANTHONY DEEDMEYER GROVE, 70, of Freehold, died May 30 at home. Born in Lakewood, he was a lifelong resident of Freehold. Mr. Grove was a police officer with the Freehold Police Department from 1948 until he retired as a sergeant in 1980. He was also a title searcher for Alexander Levchuk, Freehold. Mr. Grove was a graduate of Freehold High School and had served in the U.S. Navy from 1948 to 1952. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church; an exempt member of the Good Will Hook and Ladder Company of the Freehold Fire Department, where he served as department president; a member of the American Legion Post No. 54; a member of the Benevolent and Protected Order of Elks Lodge No. 1454; and Police Benevolent Association Local 159, all of Freehold. Surviving are his wife, Virginia Estelle; three sons, Anthony D., of Easton, Pa., Richard F., of Longwood, Fla., and Michael E., of Potsdam, N.Y.; two daughters, Mary Beth Grove, of Lakewood, and Laura Lynn Rothenhofer, of Erial; his stepmother, Evelyn Grove, of Aberdeen, N.C.; a brother, Thomas, of Florida; a sister, Barbara Sanders, of Aberdeen, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and two aunts, Lillian Doty, of Aberdeen, N.C., and Alma Grove, of Englishtown. Funeral services were held at the Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold, followed by interment at Forest Green Park Cemetery, Marlboro.
MARSHALL FIELDS JR., 66, of Colts Neck, died May 30 at home. Born in Flemington, he had lived in Eatontown before moving to Colts Neck two years ago. Mr. Fields was a self-employed, thoroughbred horse trainer and a member of the New Jersey Thoroughbred Association. Surviving are a son, Kevin, of Colts Neck; two daughters, Denise M. Donahue, of Colts Neck, and Glenda Skeenes, of Jacobstown; two sisters, Barbara Quick, of Intercourse, Pa., and Doris Russell, of Flemington; and four grandchildren. The Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold, was in charge of arrangements.