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Marlboro Airport sold

By mark rosman

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he Marlboro Airport, Route 79 at Harbor Road, has a new owner.

In response to an inquiry from the News Transcript, the township’s public information office said documents on file at Town Hall indicate that Aletta Denison Genova, acting as executrix of the estate of her late husband, M. Leonard Genova, sold the airport to a group known as Marlboro Holdings LLC in early February.

Attorney Jeffrey B. Gale of Hazlet told the News Transcript he represented Genova in the transaction, but declined to provide any additional information. He said he does not discuss any of his cases with newspaper reporters.

Attorney Ralph P. Casella of Staten Island, N.Y., represented Marlboro Holdings LLC.

Reached on Monday, Casella de-clined to name the principals of the group but did say some of the owners are New Jersey residents.

He said Marlboro Holdings LLC intends to maintain the property as an airport and "do everything possible to make it a prime airport facility."

Casella said some renovations have already been made to the restaurant on the airport property.

In conjunction with the change in ownership, a businessman who has operated at the airport for more than three decades said he is being evicted.

Richard W. Fenwick Jr., president of Deep Run Repair and Aircraft Maintenance Corp., said he has been operating his business at the airport for 33 years.

Last week, Fenwick told the News Transcript that he has received an eviction notice from Marlboro Holdings LLC and was told to be off the premises by March 31.

Fenwick, whose brother and sister-in-law, Everett and Dorothy Fenwick, were former owners of the Marlboro Airport, said he doesn’t know why the new owners are telling him to leave.

He said he does not have a lease for his space, having had understandings in place with each of the airport’s previous owners – Ray Preston; then his brother and sister-in-law; and finally with Genova.

Fenwick said he has plans for his company but he declined to discuss them.

Casella said he is not familiar with Fenwick or with Deep Run Repair.