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FRANK BARBER, 83, of Hazlet died March 26 at home. Born in Jersey City, he lived in North Bergen prior to moving to Hazlet where he resided most of his life. He was a security guard for SeaTrain, Weehawken, retiring in 1980. He was predeceased by a son, Gary Barber, in 1948. He is survived by his wife, Muriel Kuehn of Hazlet; two sons, Wayne Barber of the West Keansburg section of Hazlet, and Kent Barber of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; four daughters, Mary Fiushon of the Port Monmouth section of Middletown, Diane Lapinski of Bayonne, JoanAnn Barber of Keyport, and Carol Fiorella of Port Monmouth; a brother, Herbert Barber of Jersey City; a sister, Marie Sheehan of Florida; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
JOHN H. GILBRIDE, 69, of Middletown died April 10 at Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel. Born in New York City, he lived in Keansburg prior to moving to Middletown six years ago. He was a tugboat crewman for New York City Tugboats for 15 years, retiring in 1973. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, New Monmouth section of Middletown. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was predeceased by his wife, Marilyn F. Coffey Gilbride, in 1996. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, John P. and Danielle Gilbride of the Lincroft section of Middletown; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl and Thomas Hastings of Hazlet, and Linda and John Quinn of Middletown; two sisters, Catherine Weber of Keansburg, and Patricia Sycz of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two brothers, Francis Gilbride of Roselle Park, and Thomas Gilbride of Hazlet; and eight grandchildren. A funeral liturgy was offered at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, New Monmouth. Burial was at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Middletown.
ROBERT E. McQUILLAN, 76, of Middletown died April 10 at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. Born in Bayonne, he resided in Middletown for the past 46 years. He was an electrician for Western Electric/Lucent, Kearny, for 34 years, retiring in 1985. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, New Monmouth section of Middletown. His memberships included the Middletown Elks Lodge No. 2179, Belford section of Middletown, and the Telephone Pioneers of America. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Camille Benedetto McQuillan of Middletown; two brothers, Charles McQuillan of Orlando, Fla., and Harry McQuillan of Ararat, Pa.; his brother-in-law, Christian Benedetto of Middletown; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. A funeral liturgy was offered at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church. Burial was at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown.
JOSEPH TRIANO, 35, of the New Monmouth section of Middletown died April 11 at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. Born in Red Bank, he was a lifelong New Monmouth resident. He was a self-employed landscaper at J.T.’s Landscaping, Middletown, for 10 years. His hobbies included dirt biking, for which he won several trophies and races, and was a member of the American Motorcycle Association. He was predeceased by his mother, Katherine Jenkins Triano, in 1997. He is survived by his father, Joseph Triano Sr., of New Monmouth; his brother, Arthur Orlowski of Union Beach; four sisters, Frances Orlowski of New Monmouth, Andrea Centanni of the Port Monmouth section of Middletown, Tina Whelan of Middletown, and Marianne Damiano of Pocono Summit, Pa.; his grandmother, Mary Makosky of Whiting; and his cousin, Samuel Vizzone of the Belford section of Middletown. A funeral liturgy was offered at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, New Monmouth. Burial was at Bay View Cemetery, Leonardo section of Middletown. Memorial donations may be made to the Triano Family, c/o Arthur Orlowski, 550 Jersey Ave., Union Beach 0735.
IVY GAIL TISCHLER GROSS, 42, of Howell died April 12 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, after a 3-year battle with cancer. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she grew up in Hazlet and resided in Howell the past 13 years. She was a senior case manager at Case Management Services of New Jersey. Prior to that, she was a registered nurse at various hospitals in New Jersey and Arizona. She was a graduate of Raritan High School, Hazlet. She was predeceased by her mother-in-law, Matilda Gross. She is survived by her husband, son and daughter, Stephen, Gary Matthew and Kayla Nicole Gross, all of Howell; her parents, Harriet and Murray Tischler of Hazlet; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Beth and Lee Baumgardner of Mercer Island, Wash., and Mindy and David Hazzard of Chester, N.Y.; her brother, Mark Tischler of San Antonio, Texas; her father-in-law, Robert Gross; her sister-in-law and husband, Donna and Herb Massa; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial donations may be made to the Gary and Kayla Gross Trust Fund, M & T Bank. 791 Route 17M, Monroe, NY 10950.
CARL P. AMATO, 80 of the Lincroft section of Middletown died April 9 at home. Born in Red Bank, he lived in Tinton Falls and Little Silver prior to moving to Lincroft 20 years ago. He was an electronics engineer at the U.S. Army communications and Electronics Command, Fort Monmouth, Eatontown, for 19 years, as well as a photography instructor at Fort Monmouth Signal School. He served with the U.S. Marines during World War II. He was a communicant of St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, Red Bank. His hobbies included birdwatching, astronomy, photography and electronics. He was predeceased by his wife, Marion Acerra Amato. He is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Christina T. and Anthony Simone of Lincroft, Marion and Kevin Carroll of Jackson, and Phyllis and Elliot De Leon of Westfield, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, Red Bank. Interment was at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Middletown. Memorial donations may be made to Meridian Hospice, 615 Hope Road, Eatontown 07724; or the American Cancer Society, 801 Broad St., Shrewsbury 07702.
HELEN C. BERGEN, 90, of the Belford section of Middletown died April 9 at Regency Park Nursing Center, Hazlet. Born in New York City, she lived in the Bronx prior to moving to Belford 20 years ago. She was a homemaker. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, New Monmouth section of Middletown. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters Court Fulgens Corona, and the Middletown Senior Citizens Club. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Bergen in 1976. She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel P. and Phyllis Bergen of Belford, John M. and Lorraine Bergen of Nanuet, N.Y., and Joseph F. and Mary Bergen Jr. of Manalapan; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. A funeral liturgy was offered at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, New Monmouth. Burial was at St. Raymond’s Cemetery, the Bronx.
ROSE CONTINI, 89, of Hazlet died April 9 at Bayshore Health Center, Holmdel. Born in Jersey City, she resided there until moving to Hazlet 28 years ago. She was a crochet beader in Jersey City. She was a member of the Bayshore Senior Center, Keansburg, and the Hazlet Senior Citizens Club. She was predeceased by her husband, Michael Contini in 1974. She is survived by two daughters, Loretta DePillo of Port Reading, and Michele Zielinski of Hazlet; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Benedict’s Roman Catholic Church, Holmdel. Interment was at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Keyport. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Greater N.J. Chapter, 400 Morris Ave., Suite 251, Denville 07834.
FREDERICK M. SLATTERY JR., 62, of Freehold Township died March 27. Born in Freehold, he had lived in the area for most of his life. He was a disabled Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War, enlisting in the service in 1958 and becoming disabled in 1962. He was a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church, Freehold. He was a member of the American Legion Post 54; the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 1454; and the Cpl. Philip A. Reynolds Detachment, Marine Corps League, all of Freehold. He is survived by his father, Frederick Sr.; two sisters, Dorothy Slattery and Catherine Funkhouser, both of Chino Valley, Ariz.; a brother, Dennis of Spring Hill, Fla.; an uncle, Todd Slattery of Freehold Township; an aunt, Margaret Riley of Keyport; two nieces; four nephews; and two grandnieces.