Kelsey Lin Graham

Kelsey Lin Graham, 14, of Jackson, died Dec. 3, 2006, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. She was born in Long Branch on Jan. 1, 1992. Surviving are her parents, Christine (née Graham) and George Hart; two brothers, Robert Pisano of Jackson and George Hart of Hazlet; a sister, Jessica Hart of Toms River; her grandmother, Joan Graham of Keansburg; nine aunts; six uncles; and 19 cousins. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Dec. 7 at the John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown, with burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery, also in Middletown.

Phyllis Annette Ryans

Ms. Ryans, 39, of Howell, died Nov. 1, 2006, at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Born in Newark, she resided in Howell and attended Howell High School, where she was a member of the varsity track team. She was employed as a manager at both ShopRite and Burger King in Freehold Township, and for the past six years she worked as a photo technician at Wal-Mart in Howell. Ms. Ryans is survived by a daughter, Arianna Miller of Howell; a son, James Terrance Harris of Howell; her mother, Esther M. Ryans of Howell; her father, Gilbert L. Ryans of Pennsylvania; siblings, Michelle Ryans of Hamilton, Jeneen Ryans of Howell, William D. Ryans of Bradley Beach and Damon Ryans of Freehold; and many cousins and friends. Services were held at Freeman Funeral Home, Freehold.

Mary Carole Romanowski

Mrs. Romanowski, 49, of Wall, died Nov. 23, 2006, in Neptune. Born in Jersey City, she resided in Sea Girt prior to moving to Wall five years ago. She was a bartender at the Celtic Cottage, Long Branch, the past 20 years. Prior to that, she was employed at Gold Tinker Jewelers, Deal. She enjoyed the ocean, gardening, and animals. She was predeceased by her parents, Chester and Marie Teresa Tuzzio Romanowski. She is survived by her husband, Shawn McCloskey; a daughter, Jessica McInerney of Florida; a brother, Joseph Romanowski of Long Branch; a sister, Gail Infentes of Rumson; and two nephews. A memorial service was held at John E. Day Funeral Home, Red Bank. Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 801 Broad St., Shrewsbury 07702.

Kazi Gryszkiewicz

Mr. Gryszkiewicz, 60, of Brick, died Nov. 18, 2006, at home. Born in Germany, he came to the U.S. in 1950, settling in Ohio for two years. He lived in Howell before moving to Brick in 1974. He was an assembler for Truss Systems, Howell for the past 15 years. Mr. Gryszkiewicz was predeceased by his father, Nicholas, and two sisters, Christina and Lusia. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Jo Ann Gryszkiewicz of Brick; a son, Casey Gryszkiewicz of Brick; a daughter and son-in-law, Kristina and Shawn Sclavunos of Toms River; his mother, Olga Gryszkiewicz of Howell; a brother and sister-in-law, Victor and Gale Gryszkiewicz of South Toms River; a sister and brother-in-law, Nina and Anatoly Popoff of Howell; and a grandson. Services were held at St. Alexander Nevsky Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Howell, followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Lakewood. Arrangements by the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, Freehold Twp. For condolence messages to the family, visit

Jeter Earl Bentley Sr.

Mr. Bentley, 86, of Jackson, died Nov. 21, 2006, at Paul Kimball Medical Center, Lakewood. He was born in Cuero, Texas. Prior to retiring in 1982, he was a manager for the New Jersey Bell Telephone Co. (now Verizon New Jersey Inc.) for 37 years. He belonged to the Telephone Pioneers of America and was also a member of the Red Bank United Methodist Church. A U.S. Army veteran, he served in the Pacific theater during World War II. Mr. Bentley was predeceased in 1994 by his wife, Doris Frances Bentley. Surviving are three sons, Jeter Earl Bentley Jr., Douglas Allan Bentley and David Louis Bentley; a daughter, Barbara Anne Bentley; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Burial took place at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown, with the John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown, in charge of arrangements.