Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Services for Kearns will be held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home on Wednesday, Feb. 13.
Tuesday, February 12
William J. “Bill” Kearns, Sr., 63, of Freehold Township died at home on Sunday, Feb. 10. Kearns was born in Red Bank and had lived in Marlboro and Howell before moving to Freehold Township in 2009. He was the Vice President of Facilities for Silver Line Building Products, now Anderson Windows in North Brunswick. Kearns was a 1972 graduate of the Newark College of Engineering (NJIT) where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Kearns was a family oriented man, enjoying golf on Sunday morning with his sons and quiet time with his grandchildren. Kearns was predeceased by his mother, Jacqueline Kearns. He is survived by his wife, Dian Kearns of Freehold Township; three sons, William “Billy” Kearns, Jr. and his wife, …
Monday, February 11, 2013
The Freehold resident had also lived in Ridgefield Park, Sayreville and Howell.
Monday, February 11
Sharon E. Parinello, 69, of Freehold passed away on Monday, Feb. 4 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Sharon was born in Jersey City, raised in Fort Lee and had lived in Ridgefield Park, Sayreville and Howell before moving to Freehold in 1996. She retired in 2011 as a phlebotomist for Accumed Laboratories, South Amboy, most recently working for Matawan Medical Associates. Sharon was predeceased by her husband, Alfred Parinello in 1995 and her daughter, Alison Maggio in 2007. She is survived by two sons, David Parinello and his wife, Andrea of Jackson and Daniel Parinello and his wife, Renee of Southport, SC; six grandchildren, Marissa, Jillian, Riley, Drew, Juliette and Joseph; her mother, Helen Albrizio of Jackson; and a …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Hillman Kennett was known to many as "The Cakeman."
Friday, February 8
Hillman Kennett, Sr., 89, of Maryville, TN passed away at his son’s home on Feb. 6. He was born, raised and had lived in Freehold Township before moving to Jackson and settling to Maryville, TN. Prior to his retirement from Frequency Engineering Laboratories, Farmingdale as a maintenance supervisor in 1987, Hillman worked at A & M Karagheusian Rug Mill. He was a former member of theNew Egypt Elks and was known to many as "The Cakeman." Hillman was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Naomi Kennett; four sons, Hillman Kennett, Jr. and his wife, Linda of Maryville, TN, Howard Kennett and his wife, Barbara of Glendale, AZ, Joseph Kennett and his wife, Donna of Freehold Township, and Richard …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Schellenger was a past captain and life member. He died on Feb. 3.
A longtime Freehold First Aid member lost his battle with brain cancer this weekend. According to a post on the Monmouth County Police, Fire & EMS Facebook page, John 'Jack' Shellenger Jr. lost his battle with brain cancer on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 8:30 p.m. His wife was at his side. For over 25 years, Schellenger was a dedicated member of the Freehold First Aid Squad and was a past captain and life member. Earlier this year, the Freehold First Aid came together to help Schellenger and his family with a spaghetti dinner. In addition to Schellenger’s time on the Freehold First Aid Squad, he had coached basketball at Freehold High School, Manasquan High School, and Marlboro High School. Prior to his sickness, Schellenger also spent his summers …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Former employee at Grand Union in Howell
Ralph D. Pinto, 86, of Riverview, Florida passed away at Sun City Center Hospice House, Ruskin, Florida on Monday, January 21, 2013. Ralph was born in East Orange and had lived in Newark and Howell before moving to Florida. He was a World War II veteran serving in U.S. Army. Ralph was a sanitation worker for Pequannock Disposals, Pequannock, an assembler for Steel & Alloy Tank Co., Newark, and a clerk for DesChamps, East Hanover and Grand Union, Howell until his retirement. Ralph was predeceased by his wife Anna I. (nee Raspa) Pinto; two sisters, Rose Mangiafico and Margaret Acone; and six brothers, Frank, Andrew, Dominick, Gerald, Augustino, and Matthew Pinto. He is survived by a son, James Pinto and his wife, Elisa of Winter Garden…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The Howell resident is survived by four children.
Thursday, January 17
Janet Lee Petro, 70, of Howell Township died Tuesday, Jan. 15 at home. Petro was born in the Smithburg section of Freehold Township and had resided in the Freehold area all her life. She was head housekeeper for Day’s Inn of Freehold. Surviving are two sons, Joseph Petro, Jr. and James Joel Petro; two daughters, Christine Thomas and Francine Enright; a stepson, Frank Petro; a stepdaughter, Joann Petro; a brother, Tennent Emmons three sisters, Vera Baggitt, Bertha Reynolds, and Dolores King; 13 grandchildren; and a great grandson. Visiting will be held at the Higgins Memorial Home, 20 Center Street, Freehold on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Memorial donations to the American Diabetes Association would be appreciated.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The Howell resident lived in Keyport and Laurence Harbor before moving to the area 14 years ago.
Tuesday, January 15
Richard Camano, 56, of Howell, passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold. Born in New York City, he lived in Keyport and Laurence Harbor before moving to Howell 14 years ago. He was a plumber by trade, most recently for Hacker & Son in Beachwood. He was a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Freehold. He was predeceased by his father, Raymond. He is survived by his companion, Elaine Schlechtweg Greiner; his mother, Virginia; his children, Evan and Jessica; siblings, Thomas, Leonard, Victoria Shorter, Janita and Raymond. Friends and family are invited to visit Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Freeman Funeral Home, 47 East Main Street, Freehold. A Funeral Liturgy will be …
Friday, January 11, 2013
NJ Transit railroad conductor and longtime Howell resident
Daniel Paul Kelleher, 63, of Howell died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Monday, January 7, 2013. Daniel was born in Scranton, PA and moved to Howell in 1985. He was a railroad conductor for NJ Transit for 28 years, retiring in 2011. Daniel was predeceased by his son, Craig Kelleher, his parents, Jack and Roseanne Kelleher, and his grandmother, Teresa Gaughan. He is survived by his beloved wife, Carol Kelleher, two cherished daughters, Caren and Jan Kelleher, one brother, Robert J. Kelleher ; one cousin, Paul McLaine; and many treasured family members and friends. Daniel will be remembered for a life of purpose, character, and extraordinary selflessness. Visitation will be at Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton…
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Army Veteran and former member of Manalapan Police Department
Robert A. “Bobby” Desmond, 75, of Howell Twp. passed away at home on Monday, December 31, 2012. Bobby was born and raised in Rumson, had lived in Manalapan and Jackson, and raised his family in Englishtown before moving to Howell in 2007. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Signal Corps on Governors Island, New York. Bobby retired from the Manalapan Police Department in 1994. He was also a life member of P.B.A. Local 229 and the Blue Knights XV. Bobby is survived by two sons, Joseph Desmond and his wife, Jennifer of Lumberton and Michael Desmond and his wife, Angela of Seattle, WA; a daughter, Virginia Koehler and her husband, Robert of Shrewsbury; eight grandchildren; a great grandson; a brother, James Desmond and his wife, …
Gen. Schwarzkopf, born in Trenton, died Dec. 27
An executive order honoring Operation Desert Storm's commander, Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, ordered flags to fly at half staff in honor of the New Jersey native, who died Dec. 27. Jan. 2, all flags will fly at half staff. Gov. Chris Christie signed a resolution last week honoring Schwarzkopf. Schwarzkopf was born in Trenton and lived in Lawrenceville for a portion of his celebrated life. His children grew up in Englishtown and his father was a founding superintendent of New Jersey State Police. General Schwarzkopf earned three Silver Stars for valor, a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart, and three Distinguished Service Medals for his service in Vietnam. He also commanded the international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein's forces out of Kuwait…