Anton Geck

Obituaries Anton Geck

Mr. Geck, 93, of Dunnellon, Fla., died June 17 at Legacy House, Ocala, Fla. Born in Arad, Romania, he had lived in the Perrineville section of Millstone before moving to Florida in 1998. A retired farmer, he had also operated a rest home on Broad Street in Freehold for many years. He was a former communicant of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Perrineville. Mr. Geck was predeceased in 1983 by his wife, Maria Geck, and in 1994 by a son, Joseph Geck. Surviving are a son, Anton Valentine Geck of Barnegat; a brother, Jakob Geck of Heilbronn, Germany; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and his live-in companion, Martha Sawadski. Funeral services were held at Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold, followed by interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Perrineville. Memorial donations may be made to Danube Swabian Association Inc., 127 Route 156, Yardville 08620.

Ruth Wilms

Ruth Wilms, 76, of Southampton Township, and formerly of Freehold, died June 16 at Medford Care Center, Medford. Born in Newark, she had lived in Freehold before moving to Southampton Township six years ago. She was a member of the Pinelands Young at Heart and the Curtain Callers, both Southampton Township. Mrs. Wilms was predeceased by her husband, Charles, and a sister, Ann Gibson, both in 2003. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Ken Klotzbach of Southampton Township; a brother, Jack Gardner of Woodbridge; a granddaughter; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Funeral services were held at the Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold, with the Rev. Myrna Bethke officiating. Interment followed at Maplewood Cemetery, Freehold Township.William Pellechia

Mr. Pellechia, 72, of Freehold, died June 23 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he had lived there and in Staten Island, N.Y., before moving in 1997 to Surrey Downs, Freehold. He was a parishioner of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Farmingdale. A U.S. Marine veteran who served during the Korean War, he was a foreman for the New York City Depart­ment of Sanitation for 20 years, retiring in 1989. Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Grace Pellechia; two sons and daughters-in-law, An­thony and Roseann Pellechia, and Joseph and Lori Pellechia, all of Manalapan; five brothers, Fred Pellechia of Staten Island, John Pellechia of California, George Pellechia of Long Island, N.Y., Nicholas Pellechia of Freehold and Thomas Pellechia of Hammondsport, N.Y.; two sisters, Irene Barsotti of Mays Landing and Theresa Fasano of Staten Island; and two granddaughters. A funeral Mass was cele­brated at St. Catherine of Siena Church, with the Rev. Michael Vona officiating. Interment followed at Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veter­ans Cemetery, Arnytown. C.H.T. Clayton & Son Funeral Home, Adelphia section of How­ell, was in charge of arrangements.

Karl Fleischmann

Mr. Fleischmann, 73, of Manalapan died June 9 at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge division. Born in Germany, he had lived in Staten Island, N.Y., before moving to Manalapan three years ago. Prior to retiring at age 65, he was the owner of a luncheonette in Pleasant Plains, N.Y. He was predeceased by his parents, Antonia (née Barth) and Fredrich Fleischmann, and two sisters, Ester Morio and Heide Hazzart. Surviving are a daughter, Roberta Johnsen of Manalapan; a son, Stephen Fleischmann of Keyport; a sister, Trudy Lambert of Hazlet; a brother, Rolf Fleischmann of Hobart, N.Y.; and four grandchildren. A funeral service was held at Day Funeral Home, Keyport, followed by interment at Shoreland Memorial Gardens, Hazlet.