2003-09-18 / Obituaries


Patricia J. Moss
Obituaries Patricia J. Moss

Patricia J. Moss, 78, of Cream Ridge died Sept. 3 at The Manor Care Center, Freehold Township. Born in Toronto, Ohio, she had lived in Groton, Conn., before moving to Cream Ridge in 1991. Mrs. Moss was an insurance representative with the Bailey Agency, Groton. She is survived by her husband, Thomas H. Moss Jr.; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas H. III and Frances Moss of Fairfax, Va.; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna M. and James Ogle Jr. of Howell; a sister, Barbara Bottorf of Follansbee, W.Va.; and two grandchildren. Calling hours will be held Sunday, Sept. 14, 3-6 p.m. at the Tilghman Funeral Home, 52 Main St., New Egypt. Funeral services and interment will take place at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., Sept. 22 at 3 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 919 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60601.

Joseph M. Soman

Joseph M. Soman of Howell died Aug. 11. Mr. Soman was born in Beacon, N.Y. He attended Siena College, Loudonville, N.Y., before beginning a career in information management at IBM, where he worked for 35 years before retiring in 1987. After his retirement, he founded a consulting business, which he managed until his death. Mr. Soman was predeceased by his wife, Sheila Knox Whalen, in 2001. Surviving are eight children, Jeffrey of Wilmette, Ill., Laurie of Berkeley, Calif., Nancy of Voorhees, Lisa of East Brunswick, Kathryn of Manhattan, N.Y., Page of Howell, Sarah of San Francisco, and Victoria of Howell; a brother, Dewey of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; several cousins; and eight grandchildren. A memorial Mass will be celebrated Sept. 20 at 11 a.m. at St. Veronica’s Roman Catholic Church, Route 9, Howell. Memorial donations may be made to The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, 195 Little Albany St., New Brunswick 08901. The C.H.T. Clayton & Son Funeral Home, Adelphia section of Howell, is in charge of arrangements.

Raymond P. Cetola

Raymond P. Cetola, 36, of Eatontown died Sept. 7 at home. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., he resided in Bayonne prior to moving to Eatontown more than a year ago. Mr. Cetola was a corrections officer at East Jersey State Prison, Rahway, for five years, retiring three years ago. He was predeceased by his mother, Erminia Cetola, in 1997. He is survived by his father, Joseph Cetola of Lakewood; three sisters, Carol Stampoulos of Toms River, Loretta Harmon of Cliffside Park, and Regina Alicea of Howell; and a brother, Joseph M. Cetola of Fishkill, N.Y. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. William the Abbott Church, Howell. Burial was at Ocean County Memorial Park, Toms River.

Angelo M. Valentino

Angelo M. Valentino, 82, of Long Branch died Sept. 8 at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch. Born in Newark, he relocated to Long Branch in 1922. Mr. Valentino co-owned and operated a business with his family, which began in 1910 and operated for almost nine decades. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and received seven decorations and citations as a member of the 89th Infantry Division of the Third Army. He was a parishioner of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Long Branch, where he was a member of the Holy Name Society and choir. His memberships included the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 742, the Amerigo Vespucci Society, the Italian American Memorial Association, and the American Legion, Long Branch. He was also an officer and past commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2795, Long Branch, and served as an officer and past president of the American Federation of Musicians Local No. 399, Long Branch. He and his brother founded a band in the 1930s and won a gold medal at the 1939 World’s Fair. He played and enjoyed music with his friends and family. He was predeceased by his wife, Rose Ossino Valentino; and two brothers, Salvatore and Frank Valentino. He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph T. and Carole Valentino of Oceanport, and Alfred J. and Anne Valentino of Hazlet; a daughter and son-in-law, Marie Ann and Edward J. Johnson of Howell; two brothers, Louis and Charles Valentino, both Long Branch; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Holy Trinity Church, Long Branch, followed by interment at Mount Carmel Cemetery, West Long Branch.

Frank Mastromarino

Frank Mastromarino, 79, of Englishtown died Sept. 8 at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he had lived there until moving to English­town 38 years ago. Mr. Mastromarino was a truck driver for The Racing Form in Hight­stown before retiring in 1996. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, where he served in the European Theater of Operations and participated in the Battle of the Bulge, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns, receiving the Purple Heart. He was a member of American Legion Post 54, Freehold. Mr. Mastromarino is survived by his wife, Margaret; a son, Frank Jr. of English­town; a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Ed Zachmann of Freehold; two brothers, Vito of Barnegat and John of Staten Island, N.Y.; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Mary and Harold Sherman of Massapequa, N.Y., and Lily Gou­vernel of Jackson; two grandchildren; and sev­eral nephews and nieces. A funeral liturgy was celebrated at St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church, Freehold, followed by interment at Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memo­rial Cemetery, Arnytown. The Freeman Man­alapan-Marlboro Funeral Home, Manalapan, was in charge of arrangements.

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