Richard J. Rush

Mr. Rush, 76, of Manalapan, died June 22 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Born in Jersey City, he had lived in Floral Park, N.Y., before moving to Manalapan 34 years ago. Mr. Rush was a banker for Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co., New York City, where he was employed for 40 years before his retirement in 1992. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church and a life member of Knights of Columbus Council No. 13235, both of Perrineville section of Millstone. He was a 1947 graduate of St. Peter’s Preparatory School, Jersey City, and remained a supporter of the school. Mr. Rush is survived by his wife, Eileen Sweeney Rush; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard B. and Sharo Rush of Kennesaw, Ga.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Debra and Ken Goodman of Reading, Pa., and Bernadette and Bill O’Sullivan of Millstone; and six grandchildren. The funeral liturgy was celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church, followed by interment Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arnytown, Burlington County. Memorial donations may be made to St. Peter’s Preparatory School, 144 Grand St., Jersey City 07302; or St. Joseph’s Church, 91 Stillhouse Road, Englishtown 07726.

Mary E. Walker

Mrs. Walker, 59, of Freehold, died June 30 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Born in Franklinton, N.C., she had lived in Howell before moving to Freehold 29 years ago. Mrs. Walker was a human services technician at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital, Trenton, before her retirement in 2000. She began her career at Marlboro Psychiatric Hospital, Marlboro, in 1965, and was employed there until the hospital’s closing. She had attended Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Red Bank chapter. Mrs. Walker was predeceased by her parents, Otis Clax Sr. and Pearl Amos Clax; a brother, Otis Clax Jr.; and a sister, Margurita Rodwell. Surviving are her husband, Robert Walker; three daughters, Laverne Robinson and Ivy Walker, both of Freehold, and Arlene Holloway of Howell; two brothers, Leroy Clax of Freehold and Ulysses Clax of Long Branch; and two grandchildren. The viewing and funeral services were held at Bethel A.M.E. Church, Freehold. Interment took place at Old Tennent Cemetery, Tennent section of Manalapan. Arrangements were under the direction of the Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold

William Daley

Mr. Daley, 80, of Freehold Township, died June 25 at Atlantic Coast Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, Lakewood. Born in Long Branch, he was raised in Freehold and had lived in Howell for 50 years before moving back to Freehold three years ago. Prior to retiring in 1979, he was a milkman for Pleasant Plains Dairy, which was located in Ocean County. He then worked for Level Line in Lakewood. Mr. Daley was a life member and former chief of the Southard Fire Company, Howell, as well as a former member and past master of the Southard Grange, where he and his wife were avid dancers. He enjoyed sports and was active in the Howell Little League as both an umpire and a manager for more than 30 years. He also bowled in a league, and was a fan of the New York Yankees. He is survived by his wife of almost 54 years, Joyce Daley; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Timothy J. Daley of Freehold Township, William C. and Elaine Daley of Tinton Falls, and Patrick H. Daley of Brick; two sisters, Rena Domanski of Freehold and Rosiland Kennedy of Freehold Township; and five grandchildren. A funeral service was held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, Freehold Township, followed by interment at Adelphia Cemetery, Adelphia section of Howell.

Florence Warren Zamot

Mrs. Zamot, 63 of Freehold, died July 2 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Born in Englishtown, she had lived in the Freehold area all her life. Mrs. Zamot was a nurse’s aide at Springview Nursing Home, Freehold Township, for 10 years, retiring 10 years ago. Surviving are her husband, Felix; six sons and three daughters-in-law, David and Tracy Pattaway of the Cayman Islands, Lawrence Pattaway of Freehold, Felix Jr. and Shana Zamot of Manchester, Rafael and Dana Zamot of Jacksonville, Fla., and Pedro “Albert” Zamot and Arthur Zamot, both of Freehold; a daughter and son-in-law, Danielle and Ahmad Fladger of Wrightstown; a brother, Sylvester “Sal” Warren of Freehold; three sisters, Viola “Jackie” Austin of Howell, Sylvia Day of Monroe, and Gloria “Mary” Davis of Freehold; 23 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends. The Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold, was in charge of arrangements.

James M. Venditti

Mr. Venditti, 60, of Freehold Township, died June 25 at Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center, Plainfield. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., he had lived in Jackson before moving to Freehold Township 23 years ago. He was a controller for the J.M. Huber Corp., Edison, for 22 years. He was also a U.S. Army veteran who served in Vietnam. Surviving are his wife, Susan M. Venditti; a son, James J. Venditti of Bryn Mawr, Pa.; two daughters, Melissa Schwartz of Arlington Heights, Ill., and Alysan Okerson of Farmingdale; a granddaughter, Keira Schwartz; and a cousin, Thomas Venditti of Ephrata, Pa. A funeral Mass was offered at St. Robert Bellarmine Roman Catholic Church, Freehold Township, followed by interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Farmingdale. The Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, Freehold Township, was in charge of arrangements.

Irene V. Asero

Mrs. Asero, 85, of Freehold Township, died July 3 at Bartley Manor, Jackson. Born in Keyport, she had lived in Freehold Township for more than 40 years. She was the widow of Frank Asero, who died in 1993. Her first husband, David Thompson, died in 1963. Mrs. Asero is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, David Thompson and Jeannette Zwart, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; three daughters and a son-in-law, Linda Johnson of Freehold Township, Cathy and Gary Biddle of Jackson, and Annette Gilliland of Howell; two brothers, Edward Arose of Spotswood and Elmer Arose of Morgan; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601-7633;

Alfonso Medoro

Mr. Medoro, 63, of Jackson, died June 30 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Born in Queens, N.Y., he had lived in Staten Island, N.Y., before moving to Marlboro and then to Jackson. Before his retirement, Mr. Medoro was a building manager for the Expansion Group, New York City, for more than 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Rose; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Dawn of Staten Island; and a daughter, Debbie of Jackson, and her fianc, Nunzio. A funeral service was held under the direction of the Freeman Manalapan-Marlboro Funeral Home, Manalapan, with interment at Marlboro Cemetery, Marlboro.

Edna L. Hall

Mrs. Hall, 78, of Lakewood, died July 6 at Community Medical Center, Toms River. Born in Spring Lake, she had lived in Neptune before moving to Lakewood 33 years ago. Mrs. Hall was a homemaker. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur C. Hall, in 1999. Surviving are two sons, Arthur C. Hall Jr. of St. Petersburg, Fla., and William R. Hall of Lakewood; three daughters, Phyllis Depiesse of Great Bend, Kan., Marilyn Harding of Greenville, Mich., and Barbara Stansfield of Browns Mills; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. The funeral service was held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, Freehold Township, with the Brian Eble officiating. Interment took place at Atlantic View Cemetery, Manasquan.