Betty Loomis Smith

Mrs. Smith, 79, of Monmouth Beach, died Jan. 4 at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., she resided in Larchmont and Staten Island, N.Y., and Rumson, prior to moving to Monmouth Beach. She was a retired local travel agent, and also taught ESL and Spanish at Staten Island Academy. Prior to that, she was a passenger representative at the 20th Century Limited and Empire State Express trains in New York City. She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church at Red Bank-Tower Hill, where she was also a Stephen Minister, and deacon. She was a member of the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, and a recipient of its Woman of the Year Award. She volunteered for the Visiting Nurse Association, and Society for Seamen’s Children, Staten Island. She enjoyed travel, bridge, reading, and swimming. She is survived by her husband, David Smith; a son, David Smith Jr. of Eatontown; a two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathryn and Matt Singleton of Greenwich, Conn., and Gwendolyn and Michael Ellithorpe of Middletown; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Sue Loomis of Somers, N.Y.; and seven grandchildren. A memorial service was held at First Presbyterian Church of Red Bank. Arrangements were by The Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank. Memorial donations may be made to Wilson College, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg PA 17201; or First Presbyterian Church at Red Bank-Tower Hill, 255 Harding Road, Red Bank 07701.

Lewis Russell “Gent” Riley Sr.

Mr. Riley, 79, of Neptune, died Jan. 7 at home. Born in Long Branch, he resided in Eatontown, prior to moving to Neptune 30 years. ago. He was a self-employed landscaper, and the former owner of Nu Fashion Cleaners, Eatontown. Prior to that, he was a sanitation engineer in Eatontown for 30 years. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2639, and member and Post Commander of American Legion Post No. 266, both Neptune. He was also a member and Past Exalted Ruler of Eatontown Elks Lodge No. 587. He was an avid fan of the New York Jets, and enjoyed time with his children, and pets. He was predeceased by his first wife, Bessie; a daughter, Diane; a son, Riccardo; three brothers, Chester, Lester and Robert; and a sister, Louise Steele. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Bea Riley; seven sons and one daughter-in-law, Harry Jackson, Jerome Riley and Wade Riley, all of Eatontown, Robert Jackson of Ocean Township, Lewis R. Riley Jr. of Lauderhill, Fla., Lawrence and Annie Tio Riley of New York City, Marc Riley of Georgia; five daughters and two sons-in-law, Towanda Riley of Long Branch, Yvonne and Kevin Breckenridge, and Sharon and John Bethea, all of Eatontown, and Sonja Riley and Michelle Thorpe, both of Red Bank; four brothers and three sisters-in-law, Thomas and Betty Ann Riley of Los Angeles, Donald and Alethea Riley of Long Branch, Melvin and Elizabeth Riley of North Carolina, and George Riley of Eatontown; a sister, Harriet Riley of Eatontown; 21 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held at Mount Pisgah Baptist Temple, Asbury Park, Interment was at Monmouth Memorial Park, Neptune. Arrangements were by John E. Day Funeral Home, Red Bank.

Susan Elizabeth Hunt

Mrs. Hunt, 52, of Tinton Falls, died Jan. 11 at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch. Born in Jersey City, she resided in Eatontown prior to moving to Tinton Falls eight years ago. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Ronald Hunt; her parents, Robert and Rosemary Sullivan Ayres of Eatontown; a daughter, Christina Kelly of Tinton Falls; three brothers, Daniel Ayres of Pennsylvania, Robert Ayres of Eatontown, and Brian Ayres of West Long Branch; a sister, Marilyn Ayres of Washington, D.C.; and a grandson. Arrangements were by Braun Funeral Home, Eatontown.