Obituaries John T. Allen

John T. Allen

Mr. Allen, 78, of Freehold Township died Dec. 15 at home. Born in Trenton, he lived in Freehold all his life. Mr. Allen served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Prior to his retirement 16 years ago, he was the Freehold Township building inspector, construction official, code administrator, housing officer, zoning official, chief of the fire bureau, and planning board member. He was also the building inspector for the Borough of Englishtown and a custom home builder in Monmouth County. Mr. Allen was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Freehold, where he served as an acolyte and first minister of the chalice; a co-founder, charter member, ex-chief and past president of the East Freehold Fire Company; a former member of the Good Will Hook and Ladder Company of the Freehold Fire Department; and member of Olive Branch Lodge No. 16, F.&A.M.; and a member and past commander of American Legion Post No. 54, all of Freehold. Mr. Allen was a member of the Freehold Township Planning Board; a past president of the Eastern States Building Officials Association; a past president of the New Jersey Building Officials Association; a member of the Monmouth County Construction Board of Appeals; and an Eagle Scout and Boy Scout Master of Troop 14. A street in Freehold Township was named in Mr. Allen’s honor. He was predeceased by his wife, Betty Gunn Allen, who died in 1998. Surviving are two sons, John T. Allen, Jr, Monmouth Beach, and Jeffrey M. Allen and his wife, Eileen, Freehold Township; five daughters and sons-in-law, Bonnie A., and Larry Petrula; Debra J. and Dennis Bell; Cynthia L. and Michael DiBenedetto; Lori A. and Hugh O’Neill; all of Freehold, and Betty Lynn and Arthur Sullivan, Newark, Del.; a sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Jack Queeney, Howell Township; 17 grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. Services were held at the Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold. The Burial Office and Holy Eucharist were celebrated at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Freehold, followed by interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Freehold. Memorial donations can be made to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 33 Throckmorton Street, Freehold

Thomas A. Wall

Mr. Wall, 61, of the Perrineville section of Millstone, died Dec. 15 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Born in Yonkers, N.Y., he had lived in Clarkston, Mich., for 16 years before moving to Perrineville five years ago. A U.S. Navy veteran, he worked for Volkswagen of America in Detroit in various positions for 31 years, most recently as inventory manager before retiring in 1999. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Thomas Wall and Louraine Keene-Wall of Miami, Michael Wall of Mesa, Ariz., and Christopher Wall of Sarasota, Fla.; a daughter, Michelle Wall of Perrineville; his mother, Dorothy Altieri of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; and a sister, Peggy Wall, also of Port St. Lucie. A funeral liturgy was offered at St. John’s Church in Yonkers, followed by interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Yonkers. Freeman Manalapan-Marlboro Funeral Home, Manalapan, was in charge of arrangements.

Jeanette Kantor

Mrs. Kantor, 95, died Dec. 22 at the Central New Jersey Jewish Home, Somerset. Born in Poland, she arrived in the United States in 1935 and lived in Brooklyn most of her life, moving to Somerset six years ago.

She was predeceased by her husband, Abel, in 1960 and a son, Irving, in 1996. Mrs. Kantor is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Lee and Daniel Gaynor, Monroe Township; and Grace and Mal Silverman, Freehold Township; a daughter-in-law, Joan Cantor, Jackson Township; six grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. Services were held at Freeman Manalapan-Marlboro Funeral Home, Manalapan, followed by interment at New Montefiore Cemetery, Farmingdale, N.Y.