John E.F. Saker

Mr. Saker, 84, of Freehold Township died Jan. 20 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Born in New York City, he had lived in the Freehold area all his life and in 1956 was a founding partner of Peter J. Saker Construction, Freehold Township. He had also farmed the Saker family homestead in Howell, which dated back to the late 19th century. A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Saker had served in the 104th Cavalry, which was the last horse-mounted cavalry unit during World War II. He was a communicant of St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church, Farmingdale, and had served as mayor, township committeeman, and member of the Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Adjustment, all in Howell. He was also past president of the Freehold Optimist Club and a member of both the Christian Brothers Academy Father’s Club, Lincroft, and the Monmouth County Board of Health, Freehold. He was predeceased by his wife, Sadie Coury Saker, in 1993 and by three brothers, Peter J. Saker Sr., Raymond Saker and Edward Saker. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Matthew J. and Melanie H. Saker of Freehold Township; two grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. The funeral liturgy was celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Colts Neck, followed by interment at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, Freehold Township. Memorial donations may be made to the YMCA of Western Monmouth County, 470 E. Freehold Road, Freehold 07728.Katherine Ziemiecki

Mrs. Ziemiecki, 84, of Howell died Jan. 28 at Bartley Manor, Jackson. Born in Jersey City, she had lived in Manalapan and in Florida before moving to Howell two years ago. She was a former communicant of Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church, Englishtown, where she was a member of the Rosary-Altar Society. She was predeceased in 1994 by her husband, Antoni Ziemiecki, and in 1989 by a son, Anthony Ziemiecki. Surviving are two daughters, Joan Kosiarski of Howell and Mary Kosiarski of Branchburg; a sister, Nellie, of Poland; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. The funeral liturgy was celebrated at Our Lady of Mercy Church, followed by interment at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, Freehold Township. Mary J. Garofalo

Mrs. Garofalo, 92, of Manalapan died Jan. 30 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. She had lived in the Bronx, N.Y., and in Old Bridge before moving to Manalapan five years ago. Prior to retiring in 1986, she was an office administrator for Military Ordinariate (now the Archdiocese for the Military Services), New York City, for more than 30 years. She was a member of St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church, Manalapan. Mrs. Garofalo was predeceased in 1986 by her husband, Joseph. Surviving are a son, Michael Garofalo of Houston; two daughters, Marie Kenny of Manalapan and Elizabeth Sullivan of Illinois; a brother, Michael Pallisco of Long Island; a sister, Rose Pavlonnis of Oregon; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Thomas More Church. Interment took place at Graceland Memorial Park, Kenilworth.Albert F. Ingenito

Mr. Ingenito, 74, of Jackson died Jan. 21 at St. Barnabas Hospice, Long Branch. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he had lived in Wayside before moving to Jackson. Mr. Ingenito was a World War II Navy veteran. He was predeceased in 1991 by his wife, Sadie, and in 2002 by a son, Louis. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Valerie and Jerry Messana of Marlboro; two sisters, Ida Femiano and Carmela DeMarco, both of Brooklyn; four grandchildren; and his longtime companion, Fran Green. A funeral liturgy was offered at St. Gabriel’s Roman Catholic Church, Marlboro, followed by interment at Resurrection Cemetery, Staten Island, N.Y. Memorial donations may be made to St. Barnabas Hospice, 300 Second Ave., Long Branch 07740.