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Obituaries and Condolences for Our Current Funeral Services

Katherine Lynch

Katherine Lynch (née Bily), 97, of Port Monmouth, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2019 at Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel. Born in New York, she’s resided in Port Monmouth most of her life.

Mrs. Lynch was a communicant of St. Catherine’s R.C. Church in North Middletown. She was the devoted Matriarch of a large family who meant everything to her. She will be deeply missed by those that knew and loved her.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband William F. Lynch in 2011 and her son Kenneth in 1976. Surviving are her children and their spouses: Pat Farrell of FL, Karen Politano and Jim of Ewing, Bill Lynch and Halina of Brick, Tim Lynch of Port Monmouth, Trudy Clarke and Eddie of Neptune, and Lawrence Lynch and Vickie of VA; her 13 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be on Sunday, April 28 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. Funeral services will be held Monday, April 29 at 8:45 am at the funeral home followed by a 9:30 am Funeral Liturgy at St. Catherine’s R. C. Church 110 Bray Ave, North Middletown. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Middletown.

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Evangelista Gonzalez

Evangelista Gonzalez, 76, of Hazlet, NJ, died on April 25, 2019 at her home. She was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico to the late Joaquin and Angelita Rodriguez. Evangelista spent many years as a beautician. She loved to care of everyone and she loved to cook for her family. She enjoyed crafting and sewing and was very skilled at many things. She also enjoyed being outside and working in her gardens and making her home beautiful. Evangelista was deeply religious and she was a member of St. Catherine Laboure Parish.

Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Samuel “Tato” Gonzalez; her two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Eileen Gonzalez and Richard and Michele Gonzalez; her four grandchildren, Erica, Victoria, Jack, and Maria; and her four sisters, Millie, Annie, Ramona, and Ramonita.

Evangelista was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Maria.

Visitation will be held Monday, April 29, 2019 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, April 30 at 8:30 am at the funeral home. A Funeral Liturgy will be offered Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 9:30 am at St. Catherine’s Church, 110 Bray Ave., N. Middletown. Entombment will follow at Holmdel Cemetery, Holmdel.

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Jean Muro

Jean Muro, 81, of Port Monmouth, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2019 at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank. Born in Newark, she resided in Port Monmouth for many years.

Mrs. Muro was a parishioner of St. Mary’s R.C. Church in Middletown. When her children attended school there, she was very involved in the P.T.A., Booster Club, the church carnival, and was a substitute teacher. Her daughter describes her as the true definition of a loving mother. She enjoyed traveling with her daughter, watching Mysteries on TV, and even after years of marriage, she cherished date nights with her late husband, Ralph. In recent years, she enjoyed the companionship of her loyal dog, Casper. She will be deeply missed by those that knew and loved her.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband Ralph Muro in 2002, her daughter Suzanne Muro, her brother Angelo Zoppo, and her loyal companion Casper. Surviving are her two daughters Renee Muro of Michigan, and Lisa Muro of Port Monmouth; her sister Sallee Sementa; and her therapy dog Cannoli.

Funeral services will be held 10 am Friday, April 26, 2019 at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home 115 Tindall Road in Middletown. Entombment will follow at Fair View Cemetery in Middletown. Visitation will be Thursday, April 25 from 5-8 pm at the funeral home.

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Robert Sherrier

Robert Sherrier, 81, Sun City Center, FL, passed peacefully at home on April 17. He was born in Elizabeth, NJ to Anne and Alexander Sherrier in 1937. Bob was a member of the NJ 50th Armored Division National Guard and the Knights of Columbus. At the Jersey Shore, Bob met the love of his life, Barbara Kohl. They resided in Pt. Pleasant Beach for most of their married life. Bob was a hard worker and began working at the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. He owned multiple businesses including Shore Haven Marina, Duffy’s Deli, and the Shirt Shack. He also worked many years for Foodtown, Shoprite and Coca-Cola. Bob liked to stay busy and faithfully served on the Sun City Security Squad after retiring to Florida in 2004. One who always put others first, he will be missed by many, including his wife Barbara.

He is also survived by his daughter Barbara and Robert Sherman; son Robert Jr. and Babette, son Michael and Nancy, daughter Suzanne and Steven Pfirrman; son David and Joanna; and daughter Christina and Richard English. He loved to spend time with his 14 grandchildren: Brittany, Robert, Jonathan Sherman; Matthew, Rebecca, Timothy; Alexander, Michael; Lauren; Christopher, Rachel Pfirrman; and Ryan, Andrew, Natalie English. Additionally, he is survived by his twin brother Richard and wife Elizabeth, sister Barbara and husband Joseph Coakley, and brother-in-law Walter Kohl.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 5 to 8 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Rd., Middletown, NJ. Funeral Services are scheduled for Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 9:30 am at the funeral home. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Wednesday, April 24th at 10:30 am at Mary, Mother of God Church, 19 Leonardville Rd., Middletown, NJ. Burial will follow at St. Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia, NJ.

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Norma A. Fenton

Norma A. Fenton, 78, of Keyport, NJ, passed away on April 17, 2019 at Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel. She was born in Long Branch, NJ and lived in Middletown before moving to Keyport. She was a devoted member of the New Monmouth Baptist Church where she enjoyed fellowship and friends.

Surviving are her two sisters, Mary Jacobs and Shirley Gregory; her two sons, Howard (and wife Christine) Clayton, Greg Clayton; her two daughters, Rafaela (and husband Doug) Castagna and Jackie Rodriguez; her grandchildren, Howard, Thomas, Kayla, Patrick, Christopher, Jared, Damion and Jordan; and her great grandchildren, Wesley, Blake and Alyssa.

Visitation will be held on Monday, April 22, 2019 from 5-8 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday April 23, 2019 at 10:00 am at New Monmouth Baptist Church, Cherry Tree Farm Road, Middletown. Burial will follow at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown.

In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution in Norma’s name to New Monmouth Baptist Church.

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Kathleen Caggiano

Kathleen Caggiano, 76, of Middletown, NJ, died on April 14, 2019 at Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, NJ. She was born in Brooklyn, NY to the late Joseph and Nancy Thornton and lived in Middletown for the past 49 years. Kathleen began working as a teller and worked her way to Assistant Manager for various different banks including Shrewsbury State, Valley National, and Two River Community Bank where she formed strong relationships with her many clients. In her younger years, Kathy enjoyed gardening and caring for her yard and vacationing in the Catskills. Kathy loved everyone she met, her clients, her neighbors over the 49 years of residence, and her dogs. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting. Kathy was always up for a trip to Atlantic City or to a concert, either country music with Toby Keith and Darius Rucker, or Frankie Valle and the Jersey Boys Broadway show. Kathy had many loves in her life, her love for Thanksgiving dinner at Salt Creek Grille; her love for Dawn Warren and Margaret Gallagher, her lifelong best friends; and her greatest love, hosting family dinners and cooking for her family.

Surviving are her two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert C. and Susan Caggiano, Jr. and Christopher M. and Karen Caggiano; her granddaughter, Alyssa Anne Caggiano; her sister and brother-in-law, Ann Marie and Raymond Sanchez; her brother and sister-in-law, Patrick and Linda Thornton; and her many nieces and nephews.

Kathleen was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 46 years, Robert, in 2009, and her brother, Joseph Thornton.

Visitation will be held Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 5-8 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, April 19, 2019 at 10:30 am at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Kathleen’s name to the Joan Dancy and Pals (People with ALS) Foundation, Riverview Medical Center, 1 Riverview Plaza, Red Bank, NJ 07701 or online at https://ssl.charityweb.net/joandancyandpals/.

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Rosemary T. Patrouch

Rosemary T. Patrouch, 92, of Middletown, NJ, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on April 6, 2019 She was born in Minersville, PA and together with her husband John, raised her family in Middletown. Rosemary worked as a Operator for New York Telephone, as well as a Mortgage processor for Mainstay Savings Bank, Red Bank. She was an active member and proud singer of the Sweet Adelines.

Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, John and Debbie Patrouch, and Frank Patrouch and Alissa Pecora; 3 grandchildren, Matthew and Michelle Patrouch, and Brian Shinsec.

Rosemary was preceded in death by her husband, John Patrouch; daughter, Mary Ann Shinsec, and brother James O’Brien.

A Memorial Gathering will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 12-2 pm. A service will be offered at 1:15pm during visitation.

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Janet Zlata

 

Janet Zlata, 86, of Highlands, NJ, died on April 9, 2019 at CareOne at King James. She was born in Linden, NJ and lived in Highlands for the past 55 years. Janet worked as a Sales Clerk at Bradlees. She was a Past President of the Highlands Grammar School. She was a Brownie Scout Leader. And she was an avid fisher, she still holds the Women’s World Record Fluke, which she caught in 2003.

Surviving are her husband, Alex; her children and their spouses, Diane and Tom McEvilly, Julie and Paul Moe, Debra and James O’Neal, and Michael and Kevin Zlata; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Janet was preceded in death by her mother, Marion, her father, Edward, and her brothers, Richard and Edward, Jr.

Visitation will be held Friday, April 12, 2019 from 5-8 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday at 10 am at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Rosehill Cemetery, Linden.

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