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Obituaries and Condolences for Our Current Funeral Services

Charles Donohue

Charles Donohue, 60, of North Palm Beach, FL, formerly of Bradley Beach, passed away on February 20, 2020 at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank. He was born in Orange, NJ and was raised in Middletown residing there for many years before moving to Bradley Beach. Chas worked as a Management Systems Specialist for the National Park System of NJ and NY. He started his 37 year career for the park system as a lifeguard and then moved to various positions. His last assignment was at Liberty Island NY before his retirement in 2019. He was a proud member of the Friendly Sons of Shillelagh. He loved biking and competed in many triathlons.

Surviving are his brother, Edward James Donohue; sisters, Veronica Maeve Hofman and her partner Issy Kurz, and Christine K. Donohue; aunts, Maureen Nevin and Eileen O’Brien; and many life long friends.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Veronica Donohue, and his brother Tracy Donohue.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 23, 2020, from 4-8 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, February 24, 2020 at 9:15 am at the funeral home. A Funeral Liturgy will be offered at 10:30 am at St Mary’s Chapel, 26 Leonardville Rd., Middletown. Burial will follow at Bay View Cemetery, Leonardo.

In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution in Charles’ name to the American Cancer Society or to the National Diabetes Association.

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James Daniel Fitzgerald

James Daniel Fitzgerald, 27, of Middletown, NJ, passed away on February 18, 2020. He was born in Staten Island, NY and lived in Middletown for 22 years. He attended St. Mary’s Grammar School and was a 2011 graduate of Middletown High School North, Class of 2011. He attended Brookdale Community College and went on to work in construction for Local 79 NYC. He loved all sports especially basketball, snowboarding, and skateboarding. Jimmy participated enthusiastically as a spectator for his siblings sporting events.

Surviving are his loving parents, James and Eileen Fitzgerald; two sisters, Colleen and Kerrin Fitzgerald; brother, Robert Fitzgerald, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 21, 2020, from 4-8 pm & Saturday, February 22, 2020, from 12-3 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm at the funeral home.

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Robert F. Harper

Robert Francis, died after a brave fight with cancer, on January 23, 2020 in Rotterdam, Netherlands, with his wife Sascha Noorthoorn van der Kruyff at his side. Born in N.Y.C. on May 19, 1951, the fourth son of Eugene and Muriel (nee Drumgoole) Harper, he had a long career on stage, screen, and television, including, among many credits, in the Broadway premiere of Arthur Miller’s “American Clock,” in Sergio Leone’s “Once Upon a Time in America,” Woody Allen’s “Deconstructing Harry,” George Romero’s “Creepshow,” Mike Newell’s “Amazing Grace and Chuck,” and Michael Mann’s “The Insider,” and as a regular or featured star in the TV series “Frank’s Place, “Philly,” “L.A. Law,” “Roseanne,” “Murphy Brown,” and “Gilmore Girls.” He was a longtime member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. In addition to his wife, he is survived by brothers Eugene, James, Gerard, Daniel and his sister Mary Harper Hagan and is predeceased by brothers Lawrence, Thomas, and William. Also surviving are fifteen nieces and nephews and five grand-nieces and nephews. He graduated from Mater Dei H.S. (now Prep) in Middletown, N.J. and Rutgers College in New Brunswick, N.J., at which he delivered the commencement address at University College in 2007.

A Memorial Visitation will be held on Friday, March 6, 2020 from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Rd., Middletown, NJ. A Memorial Mass will be offered on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 10:30 am at St. Mary’s Chapel, 26 Leonardville Rd., New Monmouth. Burial will follow at Bay View Cemetery, followed by a memorial luncheon.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Mater Dei Prep’s performing arts programs, c/o Mater Dei Prep, 538 Church Street, Middletown, N.J. 07748 or

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Steven Anthony Ciufo

Steven Anthony Ciufo, of Toms River passed away on February 7, 2020 in Middletown, NJ. Steven was born on June 3, 1976 in Bronx, NY. He is survived by his mother, Maria Mosca, brother, Lenny Ciufo, and his father, Leonard Ciufo.  He is pre-deceased by his step-father, Richard Mosca.

Steven was raised in Middletown, NJ and graduated from Middletown High School North in 1994.  He loved spending time with his family and friends and if you knew him, you would know that he didnt have much, but he would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it.  He had a heart of gold and will be sorely missed.

Visiting hours will be on Saturday February 22, 2020 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM at the John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Rd, Middletown, NJ 07748.

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Elsie Mary Popiuk

Elsie Popiuk of Belford, Middletown Township, NJ, peacefully passed into God’s arms on February 14, 2020 at home. Born in Newark, NJ, she lived in Irvington until 1970 at which time she moved with her husband, Stefan, to Belford, NJ.

She was predeceased by her parents, Nellie and Micheal Dowzynsky, her beloved husband, Stefan Popiuk, who died in 1991, and her sister, Olga Wilk, who died in 2005.

A legal secretary, she worked in Newark, Eatontown, and Middletown, NJ. She was a member of the Monmouth Country Legal Secretary’s Association, and from 1981 through 1984 she served as their president. She was also a member of San Alfonso Retreat House Women’s Auxiliary, serving as their president as well. She was also a member of the Art Society of Monmouth County and St. Catherine’s 50 Plus Club.

Elsie was a communicant of St. Catherine’s Church in Holmdel.

She is survived by her beloved niece, Karen LeFevere and her husband John of Whippany, NJ, Eddie Hiler of Middletown Township, and her dear godson, Jerry Marzera of Millstone, NJ, as well as many dear and treasured friends.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday February 18, 2020 from 4-8 pm at John F Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Rd., Middletown. A Mass Of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:15 am at St Catharine’s Church, 108 Middletown Rd., Holmdel. Burial will follow at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown.

Memorial donations may be made to Monmouth SPCA, 260 Wall St, PO Box 93, Eatontown, NJ 07748 or Eleventh Hours Rescue, PO Box 218, Rockaway, NJ 07866.

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Daniel Hinlicky “Elvis”

Daniel B Hinlicky, “Elvis”, 92, of Port Monmouth, NJ, passed away peacefully on February 15, 2020 at Genesis Healthcare Jersey Shore Center in Eatontown. He was born on Febuary 16, 1927 in Newark and lived in Port Monmouth for 46 years. Daniel proudly served his country in the U.S Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked at Lily Tulip for 17 years and then worked at Riverview Medical Center as a Housekeeping Supervisor for ten years. He loved sports and was a fixture at many of the local sporting events at the Middletown Schools. Danny was an avid Yankee and Giants fan. You could usually find Danny walking all around town. Above all things he was a devoted father. The family would like to thank Genesis Health Care for their excellent care and compassion during Daniel’s illness.

Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Rena and Frank Meade; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Dina Hinlicky; stepdaughter, Beverly Wloch; grandchildren, Daniel Meade and his wife Karen; Heather Meade and her fiance Conor Dempsey; Alex Hinlicky, and great-grandson, Chase Meade.

Daniel was preceded in death by his wife Angelina Hinlicky; parents, Joseph and Maria Hinlicky; brothers, Ludwig, Julius, Joe, and John Hinlicky, and sister, Edna Smith.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday February 18, 2020 from 1-5 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. Funeral services are scheduled for 3:30 pm during visitation at the funeral home.

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Barbara A. Drew

Barbara A. Drew, 83, of Middletown, NJ, died on February 14, 2020 at Bayshore Community Hospital. She was born in Jersey City, NJ to Justin and Ann McDonough. Barbara enjoyed gardening. She was also very artistic, sewing and painting until she lost her sight. Barbara was a long time parishioner of St. Mary’s Parish in Middletown. She will be remembered as a wonderful, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.

Surviving are her husband of over 40 years, Joseph; her seven children, Francis (Martha) Marino, Concetta (William) Birk, Peter Marino, Anthony Marino, Carmine (Nancy) Marino, Michael Marino, and Michelle Marino; her 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Monday, February 17, 2020 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:30 am at the funeral home. A Funeral Liturgy will be offered Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 10:30 am at St. Mary’s Chapel, 26 Leonardville Rd., Middletown.

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Alice Anthes

Alice Anthes, 97, of Toms River, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at the New Jersey Veteran’s Home in Menlo Park. She was born in Elizabeth on October 18, 1922 to the late Francis and Sabina O’ Neill.

She was a loving wife, devoted mother of three, Carolyn Ford and her husband Michael, Greg Anthes and his wife Colleen and Kathleen Reyes; a hip grandma to ten, and a proud G.G. to 15. Always a lady, gave nothing but love and will be forever missed.

A memorial Mass will by held on Tuesday, February 18 at 10 am at St. James R.C. Church in Red Bank.

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