ELIJAH "SLICK" JENKINS SR., 67, of Freehold died July 20 in a fire at Walter J. Conley Elks Lodge No. 1379, Freehold. Born in Waynesboro, Ga., he was a resident of Freehold for more than 50 years. He was caretaker of the Walter J. Conley Elks Lodge, and a former employee at Silvert’s Furniture Store, Freehold. He was a life member and trustee of Walter J. Conley Elks Lodge No. 1379, and enjoyed cooking and serving meals to Lodge members. He is survived by three sons, Darryl Jenkins of Leesburg, Fla., Rodney Jenkins of Freehold, and Daniel Crudup of Lakewood; four daughters, Debbi Jenkins of Long Branch, Michelle Jenkins of Farmingdale and Sheila Crudup and Diparah Dixon-Jenkins, both of Freehold; two brothers, Elike Jenkins and Nathan Wesby, both of Freehold; six sisters, Lena Hoffman of Philadelphia, Essie Oglesby of Englishtown, Elizabeth Williams of Farmingdale, Carrie Jenkins of Lakewood, Martha Wiggins of Virginia Beach, Va., and Rose Edwards of Freehold; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements were by Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold.

HARRY H. NOWLAND, 72, of Long Branch, died July 21 at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch. Born in Neptune, he resided in Asbury Park prior to moving to Long Branch. He was a professional sign artist at McLain Studios Inc., Asbury Park, for 35 years, retiring in 1998. He was also a part-time handyman. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was predeceased by his brother, Clifford A. Nowland; and three sisters, Elsie Pagionia, Betty Ianniciella and Ruth Corcione. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Ruth Nowland. Burial was at White Ridge Cemetery, Eatontown.

JENNIE DiANGELO CARUSO, 95, of Long Branch died July 22 at Gateway Care Center, Eatontown. Born in Maddaloni, Italy, she came to the United States in 1921, and resided in Newark prior to moving to Long Branch in 1954. She was a member of the Long Branch Seniors. She was predeceased by her husband, Anthony Caruso in 1984. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Ramon and Anne Caruso of Long Branch, and Fred and Deborah Caruso of Santa Monica, Calif.; three grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101.

RENEÈ J. PICCHINI WALKER, 43, of Long Branch died July 22 at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch. Born in South Amboy, she resided in Morgan and Matawan before moving to Long Branch seven years ago. Mrs. Walker was a senior technical staff member at AT&T, Middletown, the past 14 years. She was a teacher of religious education at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, South Amboy, an officer with the Catholic Youth Organization, and a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 226, Ocean. She also volunteered at area hospitals and churches. Mrs. Walker was predeceased by her father, Primo T. Picchini, in 1995. She is survived by her husband of 17 years, Mark D. Walker; her mother, Margaret Picchini of Matawan; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Renny and Melissa Picchini of York, Pa., and Lt. Cmdr. Ted Picchini, U.S. Navy, and Carol Picchini of Moorpark, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Sacred Heart Church, followed by entombment at Sacred Heart Mausoleum, Parlin.

TRACY L. STEDMAN, 49, of Pueblo, Colo., and formerly of Long Branch, died July 9 at home. Born in Long Branch, she resided in the shore area, Alabama and Florida before moving to Pueblo. Ms. Stedman was a school psychologist in the Pueblo school system. She was a member of the National Association of School Psychologists. She was a graduate of Long Branch High School; Monmouth University in West Long Branch, and Auburn (Ala.) University. She was predeceased by her parents, Ernest and Marjorie Stedman; and a sister, Jacquie Lynardakis. She is survived by a sister, Barbara Desrosiers of Colorado; and a brother, Ernest Stedman III of Georgia. A memorial service will be held Aug. 23 at 10:30 a.m. at Damiano Funeral Home, Long Branch. Interment will be at Glenwood Cemetery, West Long Branch.