2005-09-28 / Obituaries
Mr. Moore, 74, of Freehold, died Sept. 20 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. He was born in Wellborn, Fla., and had lived in Manalapan before moving to Freehold in 1957. Mr. Moore owned and operated Hollis’ Barber Shop, Freehold, for 45 years. He was a former member of the Masonic Lodge. He was the oldest of 15 siblings. Mr. Moore is survived by six sons, Kenneth Moore, Forton Wimbush and Kevin Thomas, all of Freehold, Darryl Banks of Long Branch, Guy Kinsey of Shrewsbury and Steven Kinsey of Perth Amboy; four daughters, Deborah Moore-Whittaker, Joy-Lynn Kinsey and Grethel Kinsey, all of Freehold, and Carolyn Dozier of Atlanta; his mother, Grethel Moore of Wellborn, Fla.; five brothers and three sisters; 20 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. The viewing will be held at Bethel A.M.E. Church, Freehold, Sept. 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the church Oct. 1 at 10 a.m., followed by entombment at Frost Wood Memorial Park, East Brunswick. The Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold, is in charge of arrangements.
Marie J. McGuire Purcell
Mrs. Purcell, 80, of Manalapan, died Sept. 11 at Jackson Health Care Center, Jackson. Born in Jersey City, she had resided there until moving to Manalapan seven years ago. Before her retirement, Mrs. Purcell was a telephone operator for Verizon, Jersey City, for more than 30 years. She was predeceased by her husband, William R. Purcell; a daughter, Eileen Nowicki; and a son, Michael Purcell. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Walter Lozeski of Manalapan; a son and daughter-in-law, William and Rosemary Purcell of Woodbridge; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A funeral liturgy was celebrated at Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church, Englishtown, followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. The Freeman Manalapan-Marlboro Funeral Home, Manalapan, was in charge of arrangements.
Diane J. Vota
Ms. Vota, 39, of Union Beach, died Sept. 11 at Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel. Born in Red Bank, she had resided in Marlboro and Howell before her recent move to Union Beach. Ms. Vota was office manager at HOE Trucking, Howell. She was a member of the PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) National Diving Club, and a former emergency medical technician in the Morganville section of Marlboro. Ms. Vota is survived by her mother, Joan Farrelly-Vota of Union Beach; her father and his wife, Joseph and Christina Vota of Marlboro; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Michael and Carrie Vota of Laurence Harbor, and Joseph and Vivi Vota of South Plainfield; one niece; two nephews; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, Laurence Harbor, followed by interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Keyport. The Day Funeral Home, Keyport, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.
Duilio J. “Dewey” Paciaffi Sr.
Mr. Paciaffi, 86, of Freehold, died Sept. 12 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Born in New York City, he had resided there before moving to Freehold 55 years ago. Mr. Paciaffi was a warehouseman for Nestle Co., Freehold, for 28 years, retiring 22 years ago. He was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II, where he served in the D-Day disarmament from Normandy Beach, France, through Italy. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 54, Freehold, and a past grand marshal of the Freehold Memorial Day parade. He played minor league baseball for the New York Yankees in 1939, and in the 1950s he played for the Jersey Shore Baseball League. He also played on the Nestle softball team. Mr. Paciaffi was predeceased by his wife, Mildred A. Paciaffi, in 1993; a stepson, Edmond Owens, in 1995; and a granddaughter, Keely Smith, in 2001. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Dewey J. Jr. and Janet Paciaffi of Englishtown; a daughter, Millicent Paciaffi-Allison of Sumas, Wash.; three stepchildren, Ronald Owens and his wife, Lori, of Jackson, Elizabeth Wilkins and her husband, Donald, of Surprise, Ariz., and Michael Owens of Virginia Beach, Va.; a brother and sister-in-law, Mario and Florence Paciaffi of Riverdale, N.Y.; two sisters, Carmela Paciaffi and Lillian Accurso, both of Riverdale; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. American Legion services were held at the Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 2250 Route 1, North Brunswick 08902; or the American Red Cross, Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief, Jersey Shore Chapter, 830 Broad St., Shrewsbury 07702.
Thomas Francis Quinn
Mr. Quinn, 73, of Manalapan, died Sept. 14 at his home. Mr. Quinn was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. He had resided in Bridgeport, Conn., before moving to Manalapan 33 years ago. Mr. Quinn was a traffic and operations manager for a book distribution firm for many years, and he was self-employed in the same field after his retirement. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Mr. Quinn was predeceased by his wife, Janet Quinn, in 2004. Surviving are two sons, Michael Quinn of White Plains, N.Y., and Stephen Quinn of Manalapan; two daughters, Ann Goodlow of Monroe Township and Cassie Kelly of Jackson Township; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold, followed by interment at Old Tennent Cemetery, Tennent section of Manalapan. Memorial donations may be made to the Englishtown-Manalapan First Aid Squad, 7 Sanford Ave., Manalapan 07726.
William Russell Earl
Mr. Earl, 44, of Freehold, died Sept. 15. Born in Jersey City, he had lived in Marlboro before moving to Freehold nine years ago. Mr. Earl was a mechanic at Mr. Good Lube, Freehold. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Angelica Earl. He is survived by a sister, Ann Marie Szeles of Keansburg; a brother, David Earl of Hollywood, Fla.; his maternal grandmother, Jennie Lamont of Jersey City; and one niece and one nephew. A funeral liturgy was celebrated at St. Robert Bellarmine Roman Catholic Church, Freehold Township, followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. The Freeman Funeral Home, Freehold, was in charge of arrangements.
Lucille H. Blum
Mrs. Blum, 93, of Freehold Township, died Sept. 21 at The Manor, Freehold Township. Mrs. Blum was born in Meriden, Conn. She was the superintendent of payroll for Public Service Transportation, Maplewood. Surviving are a son, Robert Blum of Wall Township, and two grandchildren. Graveside services were held at Woodland Cemetery, Newark. The Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold, was in charge of arrangements.
Joshua Michael Brand
Mr. Brand, 62, of Marlboro, died Sept. 17. Born in New York City, he spent the majority of his life in the Northeast. After growing up in Long Island, N.Y., he attended Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., before joining the U.S. Peace Corps and going to Peru, South America. Upon his return to the United States, he received his master of business administration degree at the University of Chicago. He moved to Marlboro in 1971. After many years of working in New York City for Grace, the Children’s Television Workshop and the Great American Broadcasting Co., he founded and ran Brand Ventures Group, a business development consulting firm specializing in licensing and new venture development. Mr. Brand is survived by his wife, Mercedes; his mother, Marion Orgel; four children, Monica, Deborah, Jeffrey and Kenneth; his siblings, Andrea, David Orgel and Carol Einstein; several in-laws from Peru and Switzerland; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. A memorial service was held at Temple Shaari Emeth, Manalapan. Funeral arrangements were provided by Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Chapels, Manalapan. Memorial Donations may be made to the American Heart Association (www.americanheart.org) or Rails to Trails (www.railtrails.org).
Amparo M. Suayan
Mrs. Suayan, 94, of Freehold, died Sept. 21. She was predeceased by her husband, Rafael. Surviving are her children, Renato of Freehold, Ben of Boonton and Elsa of Texas; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A funeral liturgy was celebrated at St. Robert Bellarmine Roman Catholic Church, followed by interment at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, both in Freehold Township. The Freeman Manalapan-Marlboro Funeral Home, Manalapan, was in charge of arrangements.