2005-04-05 / Obituaries


Florence S. Katz Davis

Mrs. Davis, 75, of the Parlin section of Sayreville, died March 13 at home. Her husband, William J. Davis, died in 1990. Surviving are 10 children, Alice Davis of Haverford, Pa., Trudie Rebelo of Howell, Patrick Davis of Coral Gables, Fla., Gloria Davis and Mary Davis, both of South Amboy, Ruthie Gillen of Paola, Kansas, Eileen Ussery of York, S.C., Peggy Bilecky of Marlboro, Michael Davis of the Millington section of Passaic, and Timothy Davis of Cream Ridge; a sister, Rosella Fenton of Sacramento, Calif.; and 18 grandchildren. Services were held at Carmen F. Spezzi Funeral Home, Parlin. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Robert Albert Forlenza

Mr. Forlenza, 71, of The Villages, Howell, died March 17 at home. He had worked in the land title insurance industry for 42 years. He had previously owned both Freehold Search Co. Inc. and Certified Realty Abstract Inc., and was also part-owner of Abstractus Inc., Freehold. In recent years, he was employed by Twenty-First Century Title Inc., the Madison Title Co. and Progressive Title, Freehold. A U.S. Army veteran, he had been stationed in Korea. He was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons, Olive Branch Lodge No. 16, Freehold, the Valley of Trenton Consistory, the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite and the Crescent Temple Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (AAONMS), Trenton. In addition, he was an elder of First Presbyterian Church, Freehold; a Scoutmaster for Boy Scouts of America Troop 47, Leonardo; a member of the Freehold Township Rent Leveling Control Board; a former member of the Western Monmouth Exchange Club, Freehold; and an active member and past treasurer of The Gideons International, Freehold Camp. He was active as well in Habitat for Humanity and was president of the Open Door food pantry, both of Freehold. Mr. Forlenza was also an affiliate member of the American Land Title Association; charter president and member of the Monmouth County Title Searchers Guild; and a member and past president of the Title Abstractors of New Jersey. He participated in legislative hearings prior to the passage of the New Jersey Title Insurance Act of 1975 and supplemental legislation. He served as president of the Taiwanese Association of America New Jersey (TAANJ) from 1974-75 and later as vice president of the Association of Title Insurance Agents. A trombone player, he was a past member of the Nocturns dance band. Mr. Forlenza was predeceased by his parents, Suzanne and Albert Forlenza. Surviving are his wife, Janet; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert W. Forlenza and William and Diane Forlenza; a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Edwin Miller; his brother, Leonard Forlenza; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold, was in charge of arrangements.

Francisco Hernandez

Mr. Hernandez, 77, of Hazlet, died March 22 at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. Born in San Jose, Costa Rica, he resided in Atlantic Highlands prior to moving to Hazlet seven months ago. He was a retired facilities manager at Verizon, Brooklyn, N.Y. Prior to that, during the 1940s, he was a bodyguard for Costa Rican President Jose Figueres. He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Odilie. He is survived by a son, Alvaro Hernandez of Secaucus; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Maritza LaCatta of Hazlet, Leticia and Richard Martin of Sparta, and Ligia and Lloyd Good of Freehold; a sister, Daisy of Costa Rica; and six grandchildren. Arrangements were by Freeman Funeral Home, Freehold. Memorial donations may be made to Open Door at St. Peter’s Church, 31 Throckmorton St., Freehold 07728.

Waltrese “Tree” Rondell Hines

Mrs. Hines, 31, of Lakewood, died March 22 at Paul Kimball Medical Center, Lakewood. Born in Freehold, she was a lifelong resident of Lakewood. A graduate of the Lakewood public school system, she was an ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) student who participated in cheerleading and other extracurricular activities. She worked as a telemarketer for Nextel, Lakewood. Mrs. Hines was predeceased by her maternal grandmother, Marion Robinson Major, and her paternal grandparents, Beatrice and Lonnie Hines. Surviving are two daughters and a son, Aniya Shardei, Alliyah Simone and Asim Sadiq, all at home; her parents, Ernestine and Walter Hines of Lakewood; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Dayshawn and John Baldwin of Cape Coral, Fla., and Melinda Hines of Chicago; a brother, Michael Hines of Chicago; two aunts, Ossie (Albert) Thomas and Marion Frances Major, both of Freehold; four uncles, Herman Hines and Lonnie Hines Jr. (Denise), both of Chicago, Ernest Major of Freehold and William (Bebe) Major of Somerset; devoted friend Tondra Burns of Toms River; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A funeral service was held at Old Ship of Zion Church, Manalapan, followed by interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Freehold Township. Freeman Funeral Home, Freehold, was in charge of arrangements.

Elaine Snyder

Mrs. Snyder, 63, of Freehold, died March 23 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Born in Neptune, she was a lifelong resident of Freehold, where she was a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church. For the past 23 years, she was employed at the John L. Montgomery Care Center, Freehold Township, and had most recently served as a secretary to the director of nurses. Mrs. Snyder was predeceased by her parents, Albene and Peter Urbelis. Surviving are her husband, John H. Snyder; a son and daughter-in-law, John and Sherri Snyder of Freehold; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Susan and Angel Casado of Jackson, Ellen Sager of Freehold, Kathryn and Don Sammarco of Howell, and Carole and John Tremble of Virginia Beach, Va.; a sister and brother-in-law, June Ann and Robert Millward of Maryville, Tenn.; and 17 grandchildren. A funeral liturgy was offered at St. Rose of Lima Church, followed by interment at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, Freehold Township. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 801 Broad St., Shrewsbury 07702.

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