Mrs. Norris, 89, of Freehold, died Aug. 4 at home. Born in Pittsburgh, she had lived in Springfield, Mass., and White Plains, N.Y., before settling in Freehold in 1996. Prior to retiring in 1975, she was a bookkeeper/officer manager for the Windward School, White Plains, and the Olsen-Gordon Stationery Co., Elmsford, N.Y., for 25 years. She was also a former trustee at The Villages, Howell. Mrs. Norris was predeceased in 1981 by her husband, James Norris. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Pamela Norris of Plumsted; a sister; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many close friends. A funeral service was held at C.H.T. Clayton & Son Funeral Home, Adelphia section of Howell. Interment was private. Memorial donations may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Central Jersey, 141 Bodman Place, Red Bank 07701; or the American Cancer Society, 801 Broad St., Shrewsbury 07702.
Richard Paul Kralik
Mr. Kralik, 67, of Manalapan, died Aug. 5 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Born in New York City, he had lived in Hoboken for 15 years before moving to Manalapan 12 years ago. Mr. Kralik was a mechanic for Maxwell House Coffee Co., Hoboken, for 27 years before retiring in 1992. He is survived by his wife, Gloria; two sons, Richard Kralik of Bergenfield and Michael Kralik of Pennsylvania; four daughters, Kathryn Vaughn of Wisconsin, Theresa Mullany and Janet Lewis, both of Bergenfield, and Renee Ginnocchio of New Jersey; a brother, Nicholas Kralik of White Plains, N.Y.; a sister, Suzanne Steiner of Staten Island, N.Y.; and eight grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 801 Broad St., Shrewsbury 07702. The Freeman Manalapan-Marlboro Funeral Home, Manalapan, was in charge of arrangements.
Frank E. Pennington
Mr. Pennington, 92, of Manalapan, died Aug. 7 at Francis E. Parker Nursing Home, Piscataway. Born in New Brunswick, he had lived in Milltown before moving to Manalapan 18 years ago. He had played football, baseball and basketball for New Brunswick High School, was basketball captain his senior year for Rutgers Preparatory School, Somerset, and was also on the varsity all-state basketball team at Rutgers Prep. He was placed in the Rutgers Prep Athletic Hall of Fame in 1987 and in the New Brunswick High School Hall of Fame in 2000. A 1937 graduate of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, Mr. Pennington was the civil defense director for Middlesex County, New Brunswick, for 14 years prior to retiring in 1981. For 25 years, he was co-owner with Harry Burgeson of the F. Bright Merit Insurance Agency, New Brunswick. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church, Englishtown; a member of the Elks, Lions and Exchange clubs, all of New Brunswick; a volunteer for the Red Cross and The Salvation Army; and past president of the Holy Name Society of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Milltown. Surviving are his wife, Marie (Ballou) Pennington; three daughters, Jean Olsen and Pat Balachick, both of North Brunswick, and Diane Davis of Manalapan; two sons, Ross Pennington of Old Bridge and Rich Pennington of Hillsborough; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A funeral liturgy was held at Our Lady of Mercy Church, with Crabiel Home for Funerals, Milltown, in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church, 58 Main St., Englishtown 07726; or Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, 1140 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607-9952.
Ann Kulessa Zimbicki
Mrs. Zimbicki, 76, of Monroe died July 28 in University Medical Center at Princeton. She and her husband, Anthony Zimbicki, owned A&A Zimbicki Fruit Farm, Monroe. Surviving are her husband, Anthony; a daughter, Kathleen Cook of Milltown; three sons, Joseph of East Brunswick, Anthony of Florida and Michael of Monroe; a sister, Jean Rizk of North Brunswick; a brother, Zigmund Kulessa of East Brunswick; and five grandchildren. A Mass was offered at Our Lady of Mercy Church, Englishtown. Interment was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, East Brunswick.