John J. Conti Jr.

Mr. Conti, 36, of the West Keansburg section of Hazlet, died March 23 at home. Born in Red Bank, he resided in Hazlet before moving to West Keansburg seven year ago. Mr. Conti was a chef at Shore Caf, Hazlet, and worked part time as a loader at UPS. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4303 Men’s Auxiliary, Hazlet. Mr. Conti is survived by his parents, John J. and Ann Mansuetto Conti Sr. of Hazlet; two sons, John J. Conti III and Justin C. Conti, of Howell; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Mark Conti of Keyport, and Michael and Anna Conti of Holmdel; a nephew; and a niece. A funeral liturgy was celebrated at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Union Beach, followed by burial at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Keyport. The John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown, was in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Truax

Mrs. Truax, 76, of Keansburg, died March 28 at the Arnold Walter Nursing Home, Holmdel. Born in Roselle, she had lived in New York City before moving to Keansburg more than 50 years ago. Before her retirement in 1996, Mrs. Truax was a custodian for the Hazlet Township School System. Prior to that, she was employed by RCA in Avenel and Lily Tulip in Hazlet. She was predeceased by her husband, Elmer, in 1962; a sister, Eleanor McPartland; and a son, Craig Truax. Mrs. Truax is survived by four sons and three daughters-in-law, Edward and Patricia Truax of Howell, Gary and Susan Truax of Waynesboro, Tenn., Timothy and GiGi Roel Truax of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Kerry Truax of Port Orchard, Wash.; a sister, Joan Cervello, and a brother, James Weeks, both of Jackson Heights, N.Y.; and six grandchildren. A funeral liturgy was offered at St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church, Keansburg. The John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown, was in charge of arrangements.

Gladys Hoever

Mrs. Hoever, 74, of Howell, died March 29 at Ocean Medical Center, Brick. Born in Spring Lake, she had lived in Jackson before moving to Howell 40 years ago. She was a security officer for Frequency Engineering, Howell, and had previously been a school bus driver for Anderson Bus Service, Millstone. She was a member of the Howell First Aid Squad and a life member of its Ladies Auxiliary. She was also a member of the Howell Southard Grange. Surviving are her husband, Charles Hoever Sr.; two sons, James R. Duncan Jr. of Ocean Township and Charles E. Hoever Jr. of Chesterfield, Va.; a daughter, Joyce Bossick of Howell; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held at Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, Freehold Township, followed by interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Howell.

Alfred T. Zuccaro Sr.

Mr. Zuccaro, 96, of Jackson, died March 29 at Jackson Health Care Center. Born in Union City, he had resided in North Bergen, Brick and Howell before moving to Jackson nine years ago. Prior to retiring in 1973, he worked for The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, New York City, in the maintenance department for 25 years. He was a former member of Knights of Columbus Council No. 816, Neptune City, and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Edward McDowell Post No. 2648, North Bergen, as well as a former Boy Scout leader in North Bergen. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was also a former communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, North Bergen, where he had served as an usher. Mr. Zuccaro was predeceased by his wife, Eleanor, in 1987, and a sister, Edith Sandora, on March 17. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Alfred T. Jr. and Anita Zuccaro of Neptune Township; a granddaughter, Gina Marie of Neptune Township; and a niece, Carol Sommers of Howell. A funeral liturgy was celebrated at St. Aloysius Church, Jackson, followed by interment at St. Mary of the Lake Cemetery, Lakewood. Freeman Funeral Home, Freehold, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to The Arc of Monmouth, Circle of Friends Club, 1158 Wayside Road, Tinton Falls 07712. The Circle of Friends Club is an organization for individuals with cognitive disabilities.