NICHOLAS DOMINICK STANGO, 90, of West Long Branch died July 14 at St. Barnabas Hospice and Palliative Care Center, Long Branch. Born in Newark, he lived in West Long Branch since 1989. He was a mutual clerk at the Meadowlands for five years, retiring in 1981, and was the proprietor of Stango Brothers, Newark, for 29 years, retiring in 1976. He was a parishioner of St. Lucy’s Roman Catholic Church, Newark. He was predeceased by his wife, Josephine Travisano Stango, in 1993. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Maryann and Willie Smeriglio of West Long Branch; his son, Ralph Stango of Bradley Beach; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Entombment was at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover. Memorial donations may be made to St. Barnabas Hospice Center, 300 Second Ave., CW6, Long Branch 07740.

RUDOLPH G. ESANDRIO, 91, of Long Branch died July 17 at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he resided in Newark prior to moving to Long Branch 30 years ago. He was a mechanical inspector at Bendix Corp. for 30 years, retiring 25 years ago. He was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church, Long Branch. He was a member of the Long Branch Elks, Lodge No. 742. He is survived by his wife, Ann Ventrola Esandrio of Long Branch; his son and daughter-in-law, Richard J. and Maryann Esandrio of Sayreville; his daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and William Hall of Indiana; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

JOYCE H. BRERETON, 79, of Freehold Township died July 15 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Born in Spring Lake, she had lived in Red Bank before relocating to Freehold Township more than 50 years ago. Mrs. Brereton was a secretary for the YMCA, Freehold Township, for 10 years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of Colts Neck Reformed Church, Colts Neck, and the American Association of Retired Persons. She was a volunteer at CentraState Medial Center, Freehold Township, and was a Red Cross nurse’s aide during World War II. She also was an organist at the Shrewsbury Reformed Church for many years. Mrs. Brereton was predeceased by her husband, Thomas J. Brereton; a daughter, Joyce Susan Brereton; a brother, Harry K. Estelle; and a sister, Marjorie Schmidt. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas H. and Cindy Brereton of Freehold Township; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan J. and Jack Coffey of Freehold Township; a sister, Barbara Menzel of Eatontown; and three grandchildren. Interment took place at Maplewood Cemetery, Freehold Township. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 801 Broad St., Shrewsbury 07702.

NICHOLAS DOUGHERTY-JOHNSON, 24, of Tinton Falls died July 18 at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. Born in Sierra Vista, Ariz., he resided in Hawaii prior to moving to Tinton Falls in 1991. Mr. Dougherty-Johnson was a 1998 graduate of Monmouth Regional High School, Tinton Falls. He worked at AmeriCore, Asbury Park, and volunteered at Ronald McDonald House, Long Branch, and the Food Bank, Asbury Park. He enjoyed basketball, dancing, chess, drawing, and Spanish music. He is survived by his parents, Dr. Samuel and Gervasia Victoria Johnson III of Tinton Falls; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Vickie and Timothy D. Young, and Juanita Dougherty, all of Bad Axe, Mich.; his paternal grandfather, Samuel T. Johnson Jr. of Pasadena, Calif.; his maternal grandmother, Henriette Martinez McGregor of Texas; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN 38015; The American Heart Association, 2550 Route 1, North Brunswick 08902; or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 281 Route 79, Marlboro 07746.

ANDREW FRANCIS McDERBY, 83, of Little Silver died July 19 at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch. Born in Bayonne, he resided there and in Rumson prior to moving to Little Silver in 1972. Mr. McDerby was a tax accountant at Jersey Central Railroad, Philadelphia, for 44 years, retiring in 1986. He served with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a parishioner of St. James Roman Catholic Church, Red Bank, and a former parishioner and religious instruction teacher at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, Rumson. He enjoyed gardening, boating and woodworking. Mr. McDerby was predeceased by his wife, Georgina E. Maxham McDerby, in 2002; and a son, Capt. Thomas Brian McDerby, U.S.A.F.C., in 1986. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Timothy Andrew and Lori McDerby of Ovieda, Fla.; two daughters and one son-in-law, Mary Jeanne McDerby, and Patricia Ann McDerby and Richard Paprcka, all of Little Silver; a sister, Ann Nilan of Spotswood; and seven grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. James Roman Catholic Church, followed by interment at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Middletown.