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Obituaries and Condolences for Our Current Funeral Services

Bonnie L. Heard

Bonnie Lynn Heard, 48, of Laurel, MD passed away August 19, 2019. She was born in 1971 to Gerald Heard and Linda Svetz Heard in Bay Shore, NY.

Bonnie was a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers and associated municipal engineering associations, recipient of many professional awards and honors. Following her graduation from the University of Maryland, College Park, with a Mechanical Engineering degree, Bonnie spent her entire 26 year career at T&M Associates in Middletown, NJ, most recently supporting townships of Hazlet, Holmdel, Monmouth Beach, Rumson, and West Long Branch.

Bonnie enjoyed traveling the world with her husband, highlighted by Paris (favorite meal ever!), Greenland, New Zealand and especially her “happy place” with sand between her toes on Long Beach Island, NJ. Holidays were punctuated by two day cooking fests for Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas cookies. Aunt Bonnie delighted in spoiling her nieces and nephews and loved to cheer them on throughout the Mid-Atlantic region for dance competitions, basketball, football, and soccer games.

She is survived by her husband of 18 years, Paul J. Hickey, son of Paul C. and Ellen Hickey; parents Gerald and Linda Svetz Heard; sister Karin Surkosky (Shawn); sister Christine Bonacci (Ronald); sister Erin Kaiser; brother-in-law William Hickey; and seven loving nieces and nephews. Bonnie was preceded in death by her uncle, Gary Svetz, Linda B. Heard, grandparents Emil and Sally Svetz, and Margaret and Charles Heard.

Visitation will be on Thursday, August 22, 2019, and Friday, August 23, 2019, from 5 PM – 8 PM with a service on Friday at 7 PM at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home at 115 Tindall Road, Middletown, NJ 07748.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Bonnie Heard may be directed to support breast cancer research at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. Donations may be directed to Dr. Antonio Wolff (Oncology), Dr. Kristin Redmond (Radiation Oncology), or Dr. Melissa Camp (Surgery). Make a gift online at and click on Make a Gift. Mail checks payable to Johns Hopkins University with a memo indicating the gift is in memory of Bonnie Heard and specify the research of Dr. Wolff, Dr. Redmond, or Dr. Camp to the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, 750 E. Pratt Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, Maryland 21202.

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Diane  T. “Dee” Corrado

Diane T. “Dee” Corrado, 59, of Neptune, NJ, died on August 15, 2019 CarePoint Health, Bayonne. She was born in Jersey City, NJ to the late Chester and Theresa Dombrowski. Diane worked as a Manager for Whole Foods in Middletown. She loved animals especially her dogs and she loved the outdoors, walking on the boardwalk and collecting seashells at the beach.

Surviving are her sister and brother-in-law, Lorraine and Alan Crescenzi; her three adored nieces and their spouses, Jessica and Shawn Ztanze, Lindsay and Kyle Ebbets, and Lauren and Anthony Licata; her grandnephew, Luke Ztanze and her grandniece, Olivia Ztanze; and her three longtime friends, Donna Daddio, Lorraine Hansen, Andria Criscuolo.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 20, 2019 from 2-6 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Diane’s name to the Associated Humane Societies of New Jersey or the American Cancer Society. There will be boxes for both places at the visitation for you to utilize.

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Elizabeth Jones

Elizabeth “Bette” Jones, 75, of Matawan, NJ, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune. She was born in Brooklyn, NY and lived in Middletown for 42 years before moving to Matawan. Bette worked as a secretary for Yellow Freight Company before starting her family. She retired to stay home and raise her 4 children. She loved going to Atlantic City and playing cards, especially Pinocle and Canasta. She was also an avid Yankees fan. Above all things, she was a loving and doting grandmother to her beloved grandchildren. The family would like to thank the devoted nurses and staff who work at Davita in Matawan and 3 South at Riverview Medical Center, as well as her nephrologist, Dr. Ernest Savransky, for their wonderful care of Bette during her illness.

Surviving are her husband of 45 years, Donald Jones, three daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and John McGarry; Kristen and Rushil Sankpal; Jill and Scott Karnyski; son, Ryan Jones and his partner, Lisa Dammen; sister, Joanne Jankunas; grandchildren, Breanna McGarry, Ethan Sankpal, and Derek and Sarah Karnyski. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Regina Jaquilliard.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 18, 2019, from 2-6 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday August 19, 2019 at 11:00 am at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution in Elizabeth’s name to Michael’s Feat at

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Joanne Cappadona

Joanne Elizabeth Cappadona, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend of Keansburg, NJ, passed away on Monday, August 12th, 2019.

Joanne was a kind, thoughtful, generous and selfless person that dedicated her life to helping others. She was truly one of a kind that would light up a room with her sparkling energy and bright smile. Family was very important to her and her kids and grandkids were her greatest pride. She volunteered for many years at Holiday Express whose mission is to deliver music, food, gifts, financial support and friendship to those with the greatest need for the gift of human kindness during the Holiday Season and throughout the year. Her love for travel allowed her to succeed in a travel agency career giving her the opportunity to lead groups all over the world. She was one of the owners at Bayside Manor Assisted Living Facility in Keansburg, NJ with her beloved brothers and sister and served as the Marketing and Activities Director. She was passionate about providing the best care and happiness to all the residents. Joanne loved to dance and anyone who spent time with her saw her exuberance on the dance floor. She brought a smile and joy to everyone who was lucky enough to know her. She was loved by many and will be missed by all.

Joanne is survived by her three children and their spouses, Stephen and Jessica Brangenberg, Robert and Gissel Brangenberg, Toni Ann Brangenberg and Justin Bersterman. She is also survived by her wonderful grandkids Logan and Jaxson and her two brothers and sister, Joseph, Anthony and Elena. She is the daughter of the late Tony and Rose Cappadona.

Visitation will be held Friday, August 16th 2019 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. In between we are inviting friends and family to join us at Elena Cappadona’s residence. Mass will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 10 am at St. Agnes Church, 103 Center Avenue, Atlantic Highlands. Entombment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Middletown. Repast to follow.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in memory of Joanne Cappadona at

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Doris Kress

Doris Kress, 96, of Middletown, NJ, passed away peacefully at Care One at King James in Atlantic Highlands on August 10, 2019. She was born in Jersey City, and lived in the Middletown area for many years. Doris worked as an Administrative Assistant for JC Penny for 20 years. After her retirement in1982 she enjoyed traveling with her husband Henry. She was a faithful parishioner of St. Mary’s RC Church. She enjoyed spending time at the Middletown Senior Center and We Care Adult Care Center.

Surviving are her daughters and son-in-law, Donna Kress; Susan and Carlo Buffa; son and daughters-in-law, Richard and Cheryl Kress; Mary Kress; sister-in-law, Muriel Rees; 9 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, including a 13th due this October.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband Henry Kress; son, Kenneth Kress, and her brother Frank Rees.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 4-8 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. A Funeral Liturgy will be offered on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 9:15 am at Mary, Mother of God Church, New Monmouth. Private interment will follow. In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution in Doris’ name to the Alzheimer’s Association at

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Gloria Hintz

Gloria Lydia Jank Hintz, 90, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 11, 2019.

Gloria was the middle of five girls, born to Max Theodore Otto Jank and Hedwig Ida Beer Jank in Hillsboro North Dakota on July 18, 1929.

Gloria loved American History. She received her BA in History from Bloomfield College New Jersey. Her two favorite men after her husband Mel , son Eric and father Max, were George Washington and Robert E Lee. She enjoyed reading, crocheting and needle work. She dearly loved all the cats that over the years shared their lives with her and Mel: Emily Muldoon, Rhodemis, Snow, Joey, and Emma.

She is survived by her husband, Melvin Dale Hintz; her daughter and daughter-in-law, Roxane McDonough-Hintz, Susan McDonough-Hintz; her son and daughter-in-law, Eric Spencer Hintz, Melea Selina Roa-Hintz; and her grandson, Justin Elias Hintz. She is also survived by her younger sister, Mary Jank Sigafoos-Clifton.

Visitation will be held Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 9-11 am at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. Funeral services are scheduled to follow at 11am at the funeral home. Burial will then follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Middletown.

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Antonia “Tonie” Malone

Antonia “Tonie” Schildge Malone, 83, of Middletown, New Jersey, passed away peacefully at her home, Glen Mary Farm, August 10, 2019 surrounded by her loving nine children. She was a fighter to the end, staying true to her persona and now is rejoicing in heaven above.

Born September 17, 1935 in Staten Island, New York where she resided for eight years then settling in Middletown, New Jersey at “the farm” where she raised her children as well. Tonie is the daughter of the late Adam Theodore Schildge and Antoinette Bunce Schildge.

Tonie lived a full life and will be missed by the many lives she has touched in her quest for peace, prosperity, love and hope for all. She is survived by her brothers George & Ronald Schildge; her nine children, Chris, Mark, Monique, Damian, Michael, Timothy, Bonnie, Paul, Jennifer and their spouses; 26 grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Antonia is preceded in death by her husband and father to her nine children, Christopher E. Malone Jr., her husbands, Joseph Brennar and John “Jack” Rafter, her parents Adam & Antoinette Schildge, her brothers Theodore and Richard, her sister Elvira and her grandson, Patrick Malone.

She attended Radcliffe College, Seton Hall University, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Fordham University.

Tonie was a social justice advocate since her days at Radcliffe. A founding member of the New Jersey Pax Christi and on the Pax Christi USA National Council for six years in the early ’90s during which time she represented the council on the Cry for Justice Coalition that monitored human rights abuses in Haiti. She headed the St. Joseph’s Haiti Parish Twinning Program, which in 1994 inaugurated a microcredit loan program in Pignon, Haiti giving loans annually to over 3,680 women and 25 men while also supporting a health clinic, a reforestation program, and the education of several hundred students at all levels. Once or twice a year, Tonie and a delegation from her parish would travel to Pignon to see how the program is operating and to meet with its loan recipients. One year, Tonie said, “This year they told us, ‘You have done more for us than the government ever has,’ ‘You have given us hope that we can feed our children and that we can have homes,’ and ‘You have saved our lives’.”

From 1986 to 2006 she was a Professor at Seton Hall University specializing in the ethics courses, “The Theology of Peace” and “Theology of Sexuality, and Contemporary Moral Values”. During those years she was also the associate editor of the Catholic Peace Voice for which she wrote many articles. In addition, she has authored a book, written for many magazines, various chapters in books, and lectured and presented workshops across the country on peace issues, nonviolence, scripture, and microcredit.

Until recently, Tonie remained active in the Monmouth Center for World Religions, was an engaged member of the Tinton Falls Rotary Club and as a descendant of John A. Roebling, was a lifelong member of the Roebling Museum. She loved meeting with friends weekly for a game of Bridge, a cup of coffee or visiting with her children and grandchildren. She lived her life to the brim and treasured every waking moment.

Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home 115 Tindall Rd. Middletown. A Funeral Liturgy will be offered on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 10:00 am at St. Joseph’s Church, 376 Maple Place, Keyport. Burial will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery Middletown. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to St. Joseph’s Haiti Parish Twinning Program by visiting the website

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John E. Westlake

What do you call a man who is larger than life itself? Some call him Dad, some call him Pop Pop, to others he was Jack, Jackie, or John. John “Jack” Westlake of Red Bank, NJ and Jupiter, Florida, left this life on Thursday, August 8th, surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Madeline and John, his sister Madeline and his first wife Ethel Blackburn Westlake.

John was born on July 8, 1930, in Jersey City, NJ. He attended Snyder High School where he met and married his wife, Ethel. He served as a Sergeant First Class in the United States Army, stationed at Fort Dix, NJ. After being honorably discharged, he moved and raised his family in East Brunswick, NJ, where he was employed as a Prudential Sales Agent. Later, he relocated his family to Rumson, NJ where he became a real estate developer, building Eastpointe, Twin Lights Condominiums, Hilltop Terrace, and Gateway Villas in Highlands, NJ. In addition, he developed a residential project in Hunter Mountain as well as Great Adventure in

Jackson, NJ. At that time, he was also a consultant for Health Care Properties, which maintained five resident care homes, including King James Nursing Home in Atlantic Highlands, NJ. He then went on to establish Direct Line, the first ferry service to New York City from Highlands, NJ.

During his time in Rumson, he was appointed President of the Monmouth County Tax Board, member of the Board of Directors for NJ Alliance for Action, the Monmouth Conservation Fund, which helped to develop the Waterfront Revitalization project in South Amboy and was Chairman of the NJ Boat Regulation Commission. In addition, he served as President of the Society of Prevention and Cruelty to Animals, was a member of the Arthritis Foundation, co-chairing the Art for Arthritis Ball, as well as a committee member of the Monmouth Association for Special Needs Children.

Jack loved gardening and had a tremendous green thumb. He also enjoyed fishing, spending summers at his parents’ homes in Seaside Park and Green Island, going out on his sailboat, traveling, and spending time at his condominium in Jupiter, Florida. He was especially proud of and enjoyed being with his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends. His life will be forever cherished in the lives of his wife of 18 years, Bobbie(Marchitto), his daughters Susan of Rochester NY, Lynne Clements and her husband Rod, of Middletown, NJ, 4 grandchildren, Allyson Clements Russell and her husband Mike, Jeff Clements and his wife Aleine, Brittany

Clements Attanasio and her husband Rico, and Ryan Clements, his stepsons Michael Marchitto and his wife Tara, of Monmouth Beach, NJ, Joseph Marchitto of Shrewsbury, NJ. Kathleen Marchitto Fullman and her husband Gregory of Manchester, NJ, two step grandsons, Gregory and Tyler Fullman, six great grandchildren; Emma and Morgan Russell, Kai Clements, Liliana, Justin, and Bella Attanasio and the many family and friends he leaves behind.

Viewing and a celebration of his life, will be held at the John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown, NJ on Monday, August 12th from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, August 13th at 10 am. Interment will follow at Holmdel Cemetery, Holmdel, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Kidney Foundation, the American Cancer Society, or a charity of your choice.

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Ann P. Rock

Ann P. Rock, 71, of Middletown, NJ, died on August 5, 2019 at her home. She was born in Queens, NY to the late Wesley and Mary Binko. Ann worked in administration for SeaLand until her retirement. She loved the simple things in life, going out on the boat, going out to dinner, and being with friends.

Surviving are her husband, John H. Rock, Sr.; her son, Robert Doto; her step-daughter, Christine Rock; and her siblings, Carla Binko, William Binko, Joseph Binko, and Linda Bolton.

Ann was preceded in death by her parents and her step-son, John H. Rock, Jr.

Visitation will be held Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 5-9 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, August 9, 2019 at 9 am at the funeral home. Guests are invited to arrive at the funeral home beginning at 8:30 am. Burial will follow at Tuckerton Greenwood Cemetery, Tuckerton, NJ.

If you are so inclined, please consider a contribution in Ann’s name to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Anna C. Schwabik

Anna C. Schwabik, 97, of Colts Neck, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune. Born in Bronx, NY she also resided in New Milford, NJ, Merrimack, NH, and Red Bank before moving to Brandywine Living Reflections at Colts Neck.

She was a parishioner of St. Leo the Great Church in Lincroft for many years.

She was reunited with her beloved husband of 58 years, Bob Schwabik, who predeceased her in 2001; as well as her sisters Rose De Luca and Camille Norman. She is survived by her loving daughter Barbara Brennan of Manchester and her son in-law Tom Brennan of Spring Lake Heights; her two grandsons Matthew and Daniel Brennan; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 10:30 am – 12 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home 115 Tindall Rd., Middletown. Funeral services will begin at 12 pm. Interment will follow at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown.

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