RUMSON, NJ - Tragedy struck in Rumson on Saturday evening.
According to the Monmouth County Prosecutors Office, John J. Berry Jr., 29, of Atlantic Highlands, and his passenger, Stephanie Hogan 28, of Red Bank, were riding a 2018 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle westbound on Hartshorne Road, approaching the intersection of Navesink Avenue where Hartshorne Road becomes Ridge Road, when they struck a 2019 Jeep Wrangler at approximately 7:20 p.m. Both riders were ejected from the motorcycle and sustained life-threatening injuries.
Berry and Hogan were pronounced dead at the scene at 8:02 p.m.
The driver of the Wrangler and one passenger, both minors, stopped and remained on scene. The crash remains under investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, and Rumson Police Department and the Monmouth County Serious Collision Analysis Response Team (SCART). The funeral arrangements for this tragic accident are below:
Stephanie E. Hogan, 28 passed away on May 18, 2019. She was born in Buffalo, NY and had lived in Cincinnati, OH before moving 18 years ago to Red Bank. She worked as a product development manager at Nine West.
Stephanie lit up a room the second she walked in. She enjoyed making people laugh just as much as she enjoyed laughing herself. Stephanie was a passionate singer and dancer who never passed up the opportunity for a spur of the moment dance party. She was a gentle, kindred soul who always saw the good in people around her. But most of all, Stephanie loved spending time with her family, her friends, and her beloved boyfriend John.
She is predeceased by her grandfathers: Thomas Macken and Walter Hogan; her Uncle, David Mooney and her cousin, Brian Macken.
Surviving are her parents: Timothy and Eileen (Macken) Hogan; her sisters and brother in law: Amy and Patrick Delaney, and Kelly and Laura Hogan all of Red Bank, as well as her Grandmothers: Antoinette Macken and Kathryn Hogan; her nieces and nephew: Olivia, Charlotte and William Delaney and her loving aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation will take place at the John E. Day Funeral Home 85 Riverside Avenue Red Bank, NJ 07701 from 4-8 PM on Wednesday May 22, 2019. A Mass of Christian burial will take place at St. James RC Church in Red Bank on Thursday May 23, 2019 at 10AM with interment to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Middletown.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation can be made in Stephanie’s memory to your favorite charity.
Please visit Stephanie’s memorial website at www.johnedayfuneralhome.com
John Jay Berry, Jr. age 29, passed away suddenly on Saturday, May 18, 2019. He was born in Long Branch, NJ and was a life-long resident of the shore area.
John was a 2012 graduate with a bachelors degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He was also a communicant of St. Agnes RC Church, Atlantic Highlands, NJ. John loved the outdoors and enjoyed many outdoor activities.
John is survived by his mother, Marie Manger Berry of Highlands, his father, John J. Berry of Daytona Beach, Fla. and his brother, Sean Berry of Atlantic Highlands, NJ.
Relatives & friends are invited to call at Posten's Funeral Home, 59 E. Lincoln Ave. Atlantic Highlands on Thursday from 5-8 PM. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Friday at 10 AM from St. Agnes RC Church Atlantic Highlands. At the request of the family interment services will be private.