Our Hearts Remember

April 10, 2021

LINCROFT, NJ - A beloved teacher and counselor for the Hazlet School District, passed away recently. Catherine R. Baldini was 67 years old and lived in Lincroft, New Jersey According to her obituary: "Baldini passed away on April 5th, 2021. She was born on March 16th, 1954, to Michael and ...

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All US flags will be flown at half-staff through Tuesday, April 6, as per the Presidential Proclamation, honoring the victims of the attack at the United States Capitol on Friday. "Jill and I were heartbroken to learn of the violent attack at a security checkpoint on the U.S. Capitol grounds, ...

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KEYPORT, NJ - A family and community is in mourning. Community leader and Board of Education President Ann Marie Panzarelli succumbed after battling COVID-19 since mid-february. Panzarelli was 50 years old. According to an earlier report in the Asbury Park Press, Panzarelli checked into ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Near the boardwalk on Belmar’s Third Avenue beach, a single heart made of yellow seashells has blossomed into nine, filled with some 1,800 stones bearing the names of loved ones lost to the coronavirus. For the past six weeks, Rima Samman has braved the cold and snow to create this ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ -- Noah Taylor Peters, 11, a sixth-grade student at Thorne Middle School in Middletown, died suddenly at home on March 5th. Born in Red Bank, Noah lived in Middletown his whole life. Noah had a sweetness and big-heartedness about him that was so endearing. He loved meeting new ...

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Carroll Barclay, Jr.  Colts Neck - Carroll (Skip) W. Barclay, Jr., 94 of Colts Neck passed away on March 1st, 2021. He was born on May 3, 1926 to Ruth Hutchinson Applegate and Carroll Wilson Barclay, Sr. at the family farm in Colts Neck, New Jersey. He lived on the family farm called Delicious ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Pam O'Donnell is on a mission to raise awareness of the devastating effects of distracted and impaired driving. It is something that is very often on her mind. Every morning for the last five years, Pam O’Donnell has walked the bases of the softball field in Stephen Gregg Park ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ: Holmdel Funeral Home is set in the bucolic southern area of Holmdel, near the Colts Neck border, and just a couple of minutes away from the Lincroft section of Middletown. The property is impeccably landscaped, the large sitting chairs on the front porch and the solid oak double ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ -- Perhaps it was Marie Conti’s childhood growing up in Atlantic City’s heyday during the roaring 20s that gave her that sparkle all of her life.  Perhaps it was her love of the Jersey Shore beaches that made her a breath of fresh air in every room. Perhaps it was growing up in a ...

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Lorraine Durdack, 76 of Aberdeen died at her home on Friday, Dec. 11th.  She enjoyed traveling to Atlantic City and visiting Resorts Casino to play the slot machines, as well as being a fan of the NJ Lottery Scratch off games. She loved the Kenny Rogers song, “Through the Years.” She was raised ...

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Robert F. Reddington, Sr. February 20, 1938 - November 27, 2020 Robert F Reddington, Sr. of Holmdel and Long Branch passed peacefully on November 27, 2020 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. A descendant of the Reddington clan from Inishmicatreer, a small Island in Louth Corrib, County ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ: Donna Jo Disko of Holmdel died at 59 years young on Friday, October 2, 2020 at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. The Holmdel community is shocked and saddened by her passing. Many of the children in the Holmdel School District are deeply saddened and reminiscing about all the ways ...

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The Alzheimer's Association Greater New Jersey Chapter is spotlighting people who make a difference in the fight to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia, by participating in the upcoming 2020 Walk To End Alzheimer’s (WTEA) — the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ: Holmdel Funeral Home is set in the bucolic southern area of Holmdel, near the Colts Neck border, and just a couple of minutes away from the Lincroft section of Middletown. The property is impeccably landscaped, the large sitting chairs on the front porch and the solid oak double ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ: There is a special 911 Memorial in Holmdel for all to see and remember. Members of the Saint John Vianney High School Military Support Club, together with the Junior class, created a memorial for the victims of the September 11, 2001 Terror Attack.  Students placed 2,977 flags in the ...

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"To think of Mary was to see her beautiful gardens that bloomed under the compassionate care she gave to all living things." RED BANK, NJ: In Tibetan Buddhism, a bodhisattva is a person who decides not to ascend to the transcendent state of nirvana and be free from earthy woes, but elects, ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ - What a difference 24 hours can make in the City that Never Sleeps. Under intense pressure and cries of politics, the 911 Memorial & Museum CEO Greenwald has reversed course and will ensure that the twin lights will pierce the night sky in tribute to the victims of 9/11. The ...

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Obituary for Andrij "Dee" Rudko During the current phase of reopening during the New Jersey State of Emergency the funeral home has a maximum capacity of 50 people at any time. Please be understanding of that restriction when coming to pay your respects to the Rudko family. We respectfully ask ...

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RED BANK, NJ: Edgar Lino, a young man who had just graduated from Red Bank Regional High School last month suddenly passed away. According to a Go Fund Me page set up by Lino's loved ones: "Edgar Lino died due to an unfortunate event on the night of July 9th." Lino died at mid-afternoon the ...

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Obituary of Lawrence M. Falcon Lawrence “Larry” M. Falcon, 77, of Morganville passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. He was born in Newark, raised in Bloomfield, and had lived in Old Bridge, South Brunswick, and Freehold Township, before settling in ...

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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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