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ANN GABOFF, 67, of Manalapan died Jan. 12 at home after a long battle with cancer. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to Manalapan 35 years ago. Mrs. Gaboff is survived by her husband of 48 years, Carl; three daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Ken Leota of Howell, Debra and Lenny Vovk of Monmouth Junction, and Brenda and Edwin Reyes of Manalapan; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Alan and Sharon Gaboff of Millstone, David Gaboff of Manalapan and Paul Gaboff of Jackson; two sisters, Marie Miller and Tissie Sorrentino; and 16 grandchildren. The funeral service was officiated by Rabbi Ira Rothstein. Memorial donations may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey, 1034 Salem Road, Union 07083.

CAPT. WILLIAM R. FIORDLAND SR., 61, of Upper Freehold died Jan. 5 at home. Born in River Plaza, he moved to Upper Freehold 19 years ago. Capt. Fiordland was a tugboat captain and ships pilot for almost 40 years with Exxon, Moran, Reinhauer, Interport Pilots, and McAllister Towing and Transportation. He served four years with the U.S. Marine Corps and two years with the National Guard. He was a graduate of Middletown Township public schools. He was a member of the Millstone Elks Club; Fin, Fur and Feather; and the Lincroft Bible Church. Capt. Fiordland is survived by his wife, Patricia; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Michael Bisaha of Tinton Falls, and Christine and Dan Mottram of Cream Ridge; five sons and three daughters-in-law, William Wardell of Rumson, Michael Wardell of Tinton Falls, David and Kathy Wardell of Allentown, William R. (Jr.) and Joann Fiordland of Cream Ridge, and Kurt and Susan Fiordland of Jobstown; a daughter-in-law, Dawn Wardell of Upper Freehold; his mother, Helen Brooks of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a brother, Capt. Donald Fiordland of Warner, Va.; 17 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Interment was at Cream Ridge Cemetery, Cream Ridge. Memorial contributions may be made to Deborah Hospital Foundation, New Jersey Region, P.O. Box 820, Browns Mills 08015.

SOPHIE C. RESTINE, 78, of Millstone died Jan. 5 at home. She was born in Newark and moved to Millstone in 1949. Mrs. Restine and her husband owned and operated PJR Farms, Millstone. She was a member of the Democratic Club of Millstone and the Scleroderma Foundation. She was predeceased by two brothers, Alexander and Henry Greenemeier; and two sisters, Lydia Greenemeier and Marie Jardin. Mrs. Restine is survived by her husband, Philip J Sr.; a son and daughter-in-law, Philip J. Jr. and Penny of Millstone; a daughter, Bette Restine Ivins of Wytheville, Va.; and five grandchildren. Interment was at Maplewood Cemetery, Freehold Township.

ESTHER BATTAGLIA, 91, of the Morganville section of Marlboro died Jan. 7 at Raritan Bay Regional Hospital, Old Bridge. Born in Reggio Calabria, Italy, she had lived in Freehold before moving to Morganville six years ago. Mrs. Battaglia was a seamstress in New York City for many years. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Joseph; two sons and daughters-in-law, Fred and Gerri of Edison, and John and Patricia of Morganville; one daughter, Ann Marie Battaglia of Manalapan; a sister, Grace Mongiardo of Millstone; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. A funeral Mass was offered at St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church, Manalapan, followed by entombment at St. Gabriel’s Mausoleum, Marlboro.

JO-ANN BOLTUCH KOONS, 66, of Jackson died Jan. 7 at home. Born in Manhattan, N.Y., she resided in East Brunswick and Dallas before moving to Jackson one year ago. Prior to her retirement last year, she was a registered nurse at Dallas Medical Center, Texas. Formerly she had been a nurse at St. Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick, for many years, and was a certified operating room nurse. She was a member and past president of Hadassah. Surviving are her husband of 32 years, Theodore; three sons and two daughters-in-law, William Needell of East Brunswick, James and Cindy Needell of Allentown, and Russ and Wanda Needell of North Carolina; a daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Richard Helmhold of Belle Mead; a brother, Dr. Robert L. Boltuch of Ohio; and six grandchildren. A private cremation was held.