Our Hearts Remember

June 1, 2020

Reflection – June 2020 The news media reported last week that over 100,000 people in the U.S. have died of the Covid-19 virus. That staggering amount saddens me, as does the far-reaching effect of those deaths—the thousands and thousands of persons grieving farewell, their goodbyes filled with ...

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RICHARD WAYNE HOGAN 75, of NEPTUNE passed away Monday evening, May 18th at Bayshore Hospital, Holmdel, of complications from COVID-19. "Dick" was a lifelong resident of Neptune Township, a highly respected Ocean Grove Main Avenue attorney and leader of numerous community and charity ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ: It's a sad time for many who attended Holmdel High School during the time that Mr Alan Schwartz taught there.  It's also a reflective time to recall all the life-long positive impacts that a good teacher can make on a young mind.  He is a legend at Holmdel High, the larger than life ...

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"I could die doing what I love, but I could also die never having really lived.  To me, that would have been a far greater tragedy." MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ:  Jea Santovasco is asking for a simple request in her son Jay's memory. "Simply be kind, enjoy nature in Jay's memory and if you are a bike ...

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Obituary of Linda L. Damen Linda L. Damen, who dedicated her life to caring for and serving others, passed away Saturday, April 25th in Freehold at the age of 82. Linda was born in Newark, NJ in 1937. She spent most of her childhood in Forest City, PA.  She returned to New Jersey to attend ...

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NEW JERSEY, NJ - In a touching tribute to a man widely loved and admired, Governor Murphy honored Holmdel resident and family man, Ed Harris, as well as his surviving wife Dina and sons, Jeff and Nick, at the daily press conference on Tuesday. With Harris' photo broadcast across the state and ...

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Obituary of Robert Carl LaCosta Dr. Robert C. LaCosta, 85, of Holmdel:  Long Time Holmdel Resident and Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great-Grandfather Dr. Robert LaCosta passed April 11, 2020 at age 85. Bob’s vibrant spirit is cherished by wife JoAnn, four daughters (Lauren, ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - A lifelong and long-loved member of the Holmdel community, Ed Harris, tragically passed away due to COVID-19. Expressions of love and support have poured in to the family of this loving husband, father and local business owner. A Go Fund Me page has also been set up to great success, ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ - A procession of cars and first responder vehicles was scheduled to honor Robert Weber and his family on Thursday evening. He passed due to COVID-19 as he fought for others against the deadly disease. In a release from Monmouth County Sheriff Golden, they honored his leadership ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ - Governor Murphy today, on behalf of New Jersey, mourned the loss of local Middletown resident and highly regarded businessman and community volunteer, John McCarthy. McCarthy was well known throughout Monmouth County and his loss will be felt by many. "John McCarthy was an Army ...

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Obituary of Kevin M. Kret Kevin was born in New Brunswick at Saint Peter’s Hospital and lived most of his life in Middletown, NJ.  He was a 2008 graduate of Christian Brothers Academy. Kevin attended Villanova University for his freshman year of college. Kevin loved to snowboard, listen to ...

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NEPTUNE, NJ -  The employees at Fulfill in Neptune were devastated at the news of their fellow team member's passing from complications due to the COVID-19.  “It is an incredibly sad day at Fulfill, as we lost a champion for the hungry, a dedicated colleague, and a dear friend,” said Kim Guadagno, ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - It's a very sad day for the Class of 1984 and all the people who knew Salvatore Iradi. Sal, as his friends from Holmdel knew him, was highly regarded both personally and professionally. Sal was a standout athlete as one of Holmdel's wrestling champions in high school.  According to ...

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Dolores K. Luccarelli Holmdel - Dolores K. Luccarelli, 84 of Holmdel passed away early Friday morning at her home surrounded by her family. Dolores was born in Warren, PA, but settled with her family in Matawan, NJ where she was a 1953 graduate of Matawan High School. Dolores met her future ...

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The Obituary of George B. Hasko George B. Hasko, 58 of Aberdeen passed away Tuesday February 25, 2020 at home. He was born in Rahway to the late George M Hasko and Anna (Billy) Hasko. George obtained his Bachelor’s Degree and went on to become an Accountant in Finance, working for L'Oreal in ...

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Obituary of Timothy Day Slisky Timothy “Tim” Day Slisky, 59 of Marlboro passed away Wednesday, February 12th surrounded by his family. Timothy was born in New Brunswick and raised in Highland Park where he attended and graduated from Highland Park High School. Shortly after high school, Tim ...

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Obituary for Julianna M. "Lang" Lewis Julianna (JuJu) Marie Lang Lewis, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 27, on her 15th birthday after a long, hard-fought, courageous battle with a rare form of bone cancer. She was surrounded by her family at Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, ...

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On Nov, 12, 2017, the Holmdel family of Vienna Savino, began the unbearable journey that is every parent’s worst nightmare. Their healthy, sweet Vienna, was 2 years old when she fell asleep while watching television at their home in Holmdel, NJ. Vienna never woke up. After a thorough ...

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Colts Neck, N.J. - The Colts Neck High School girls soccer team played its best game of the season on Thursday afternoon and it was all in honor of last year’s team mom Patricia Pecoraro. Suddenly passing away January 8, 2019, Pecoraro is sadly missed by so many in the Colts Neck ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ:  October 5th, 2019 marked 17 years ago that #66, Victor Zando, a vibrant, full of life, active young man passed suddenly from a heart attack, while out for his daily run.  He had the beautiful family he had always prayed for. His wife had given birth just 15 months prior to ...

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As September's Pediatric Cancer Month comes to a close, the nightmare reality of childhood cancer continues. Every 3 minutes somewhere in the world a family hears the words, "Your child has cancer."  ______________________ Laura Muñoz had a simple goal: she wanted to raise enough money each ...

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COLTS NECK, NJ:  Sometimes a business can be named on a wim with no real purpose. Sometimes the name of a business has purpose, a profound story. Something Jade, a jewelry business, based in Colts Neck has purpose and a profound love story. It is one of deep love that a husband and wife have for ...

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KEANSBURG, NJ: On Saturday, September 14th, at Friendship Park, 17 Frances Place in Keansburg, NJ, a dedication ceremony was held at 11am, to honor Abbiegail Kaylea Smith, "Princess Abbie".  Abbie's precious life was tragically taken from her in July of 2017. Carol Bennett, known in the community ...

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HOLMDEL and COLTS NECK, N.J. - The lives lost on 9/11 represent all of us. They lived in the community - our community. You may have known them from the sports fields or houses of worship. You shopped with them and saw each other in the post office or local library. They were with you, near you and ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - The local community who knows Colin Meany is in mourning. Colin Patrick Meany, 17, of Matawan, NJ, passed away on Friday, August 16, 2019 at his home. He was a gifted athlete and played hockey with Saint John Vianney, where he graduated in 2019. Colin was born on September 7, ...

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