William “Bill” W. Davison

Mr. Davison, 79, of Colts Neck, died Sept. 11, 2007, at home. Born in New Brunswick, he had lived in Jamesburg before moving to Colts Neck in 1977. He was an engineer with the Department of the Army Research and Development in Fort Monmouth. As chief of the Phase II Terminals Division, U.S. Army Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Agency, he received numerous letters of commendation and appreciation for his work, including an Army Research and Development Achievement Award. After retiring in 1984 with more than 30 years of service, Mr. Davison began consulting for major aerospace companies in the area of satellite communications. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean War as a presidential guard for President Harry Truman at the Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C. He was a member of the Marine Corps League’s Cpl. Philip A. Reynolds Detachment No. 203 and American Legion Post No. 54, both of Freehold. He was also an exempt fireman with the Jamesburg Fire Department. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Lily Davison; a son and daughter-inlaw, Robert and Patti Davison of Piney Flats, Tenn.; three daughters and two sonsin law, Linda and Jerry Skaggs of Piney Flats, Pamela and Gerry Dobenski of Monroe, and Kimberly Fay of Freehold Township; a sister, Nancy Groener of Pennsylvania; and five grandchildren. A funeral service was held at the Clayton & Mc- Girr Funeral Home, Freehold Township, followed by interment at Old Tennent Cemetery, Tennent section of Manalapan. Memorial donations may be made to the Colts Neck First Aid Squad, P.O. Box 21, Colts Neck, NJ 07722.

Ellen M. Losso Longstreth

Mrs. Longstreth, 78, of North Brunswick, died Sept. 6, 2007, at home. Born in New Brunswick, she had resided in Highland Park before relocating to North Brunswick in 1967. She was a secretary at Instant Alarm Service Inc., Edison, for 23 years, retiring in 1993. She was a former member of the Edison and North Brunswick PTAs and an assistant cheerleader coach for the North Brunswick Indians and Pop Warner Football Squad. She was a member and past president of the Smarty Birds Bowling League, and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Italian American Social Club of North Brunswick, the North Brunswick Pioneers, and the North Brunswick Little League Ladies Auxiliary, where she served as secretary. Mrs. Longstreth was predeceased by her husband, Dale S., in 1999; and a brother, Louis Losso. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Raymond Adamo of Miami, and Patricia and Brian Foley of West Windsor; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Lisa Longstreth of Jackson; a sister, Ines Apel of Allentown; and six grandchildren. Arrangements were by Selover Funeral Home, North Brunswick. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Memorial Processing Center, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057- 0007.

Vera Modeste Murray

Mrs. Murray, 53, of Manalapan, died Sept. 10, 2007, at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Born in New York, she was raised in Pensacola, Fla., where she was a member of Zion Hope Baptist Church. She moved to New Jersey eight years ago, settling in Manalapan. Prior to retiring in 2003, she worked for Verizon for 30 years as a repair technician. She was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). Surviving are her husband, Dr. Carl Murray Jr.; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Joseph Smallwood of Pensacola, and Douglas and Flossie Smallwood of Tallahassee, Fla.; a sister and brother-in-law, Pamela and Ronald Thames of St. Louis; her stepmother, Priscilla Hamilton of Teaneck; her motherin law, Lillie Rawlerson of East Orange; three aunts, Beatrice Willis of Montclair, Roxy Rozier of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Ruth Marshall of Teaneck; an uncle, Clarence Willis of New York City; and many nieces and nephews. Interment and a graveside service were held at Glendale Cemetery, Bloomfield. Freeman Manalapan-Marlboro Funeral Home, Manalapan, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, New Jersey Chapter, 45 Wilson Ave., Manalapan, NJ 07726.