John E.F. Saker
Mr. Saker, 84, of Freehold Township died Jan. 20 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Born in New York City, he had lived in the Freehold area all his life and in 1956 was a founding partner of Peter J. Saker Construction, Freehold Township. He had also farmed the Saker family homestead in Howell, which dated back to the late 19th century. A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Saker had served in the 104th Cavalry, which was the last horse-mounted cavalry unit during World War II. He was a communicant of St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church, Farmingdale, and had served as mayor, township committeeman, and member of the Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Adjustment, all in Howell. He was also past president of the Freehold Optimist Club and a member of both the Christian Brothers Academy Father’s Club, Lincroft, and the Monmouth County Board of Health, Freehold. He was predeceased by his wife, Sadie Coury Saker, in 1993 and by three brothers, Peter J. Saker Sr., Raymond Saker and Edward Saker. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Matthew J. and Melanie H. Saker of Freehold Township; two grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. The funeral liturgy was celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Colts Neck, followed by interment at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, Freehold Township. Memorial donations may be made to the YMCA of Western Monmouth County, 470 E. Freehold Road, Freehold 07728.
Daniel Joseph Sullivan II
Mr. Sullivan, 83, of Sun City Hilton Head, S.C., died Jan. 14 at home. He was born in New York City. He was employed at the New Jersey Department of Institutions and retired as its chief of vocations and rehabilitation services. Mr. Sullivan served with the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1941-45. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Blinded Veterans Association. He also founded and was the first commander of a veterans association in Sun City. He is survived by his wife, Helen E. Sullivan; three sons, Daniel J. Sullivan III of the Elberon section of Long Branch, Gary B. Sullivan, M.D., and Robert B. Sullivan, both of Statesboro, Ga.; a daughter, Kathleen Paulson of Yardley, Pa.; a brother, Mortimer J. Sullivan of Farmingdale; a sister, Rosemary Varga of Brick; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church, Bluffton, S.C. Arrangements were by Sauls Funeral Home, Bluffton. Memorial donations may be made to St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church Building Fund, 333 Fording Island Road, Bluffton SC 29909.
Dorothy A. Chellberg DeVito
Mrs. DeVito, 75, of the Kendall Park section of South Brunswick, died Jan. 26 at University Medical Center at Princeton. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she resided in Queens, N.Y., before moving to Kendall Park 27 years ago. Mrs. DeVito was an administrative assistant at Carter Wallace, Cranbury, for 20 years, retiring in 1994. She was a member of the South Brunswick Golden Age Club and Senior Group. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Anthony A. DeVito; a son and daughter-in-law, Ralph and Amy DeVito of Oxford, Conn.; two daughters and one son-in-law, Elaine and Wayne Straughn of Jackson, and Monica DeVito of Franklin Park; a brother, Robert Chellberg of Seminole, Fla.; a sister, Evelyn Miller of Johnstown, Pa.; and five grandchildren. Arrangements were by Cremation Services of Central New Jersey, East Brunswick. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 400 Morris Ave., Suite 251, Denville 07834.
Mrs. Martin, 94, of Lakewood died Jan. 27 at Ocean Medical Center, Brick. Born in New York City, she had resided in the Inwood section of Manhattan before moving to Lakewood in 1979. For many years she was a shipper for the Universal Carloading & Distributing Co. An avid bridge player, she was active in the Original Leisure Village, Lakewood, and was also a member of St. Mary of the Lake Guild, Lakewood. She was predeceased by her husband, Vincent DePaul Martin; two brothers, Jack and Edward; and a sister, Ann Flanagan. Surviving is a sister, Rita Flanagan of Lakewood; and 11 nieces and nephews (and their families). A funeral Mass was offered at Holy Family Church, Lakewood. Burial took place at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Valhalla, N.Y. D’Elia Funeral Home, Lakewood, was in charge of arrangements.
George O’Dell Chidester
Mr. Chidester, 73, of Lakewood, died Jan. 28 at Bartley Manor, Jackson. Born in Hutchinson, Kan., he had lived in Boys Town, Kan., before moving to Lakewood in 1966. For 20 years, he was an aircraft mechanic for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) until his retirement many years ago. A U.S. Navy veteran who served during World War II and in the Korean and Vietnam wars, he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1432 and the American Legion Post 166, both in Lakewood. He was an umpire for the United States Softball Association and a Pop Warner football coach who was drafted in 1965 by the Oakland Raiders. Surviving are two daughters, Diane Stockton and Valerie McAnulty, both of Toms River; three sons, Grant Chidester of Jacksonville, N.C., George Chidester of Toms River, and Bryce Chidester of Lakewood; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held at the American Legion Post 1432. Cremation was private. D’Elia Funeral Home, Lakewood, was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Ziemiecki, 84, of Howell died Jan. 28 at Bartley Manor, Jackson. Born in Jersey City, she had lived in Manalapan and in Florida before moving to Howell two years ago. She was a former communicant of Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church, Englishtown, where she was a member of the Rosary-Altar Society and the Church of Our Savior, Cocoa Beach, Fla. She was predeceased in 1994 by her husband, Antoni Ziemiecki, and in 1989 by a son, Anthony Ziemiecki. Surviving are two daughters, Joan Kosiarski of Howell and Mary Kosiarski of Branchburg; a sister, Nellie, of Poland; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. The funeral liturgy was celebrated at Our Lady of Mercy Church, followed by interment at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, Freehold Township. Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold, was in charge of arrangements.Mary Bocchetti
Mrs. Bocchetti, 86, of Brick died Jan. 29 at home. Born in New York City, she had lived in Lakewood for most of her life before moving to Brick in 1992. A real estate agent, she had worked for Madison Realty, Lakewood, for five years, and Jacqueline Realty, located in both Howell and Brick, for 20 years prior to retiring in 1985. She was a member of St. Mary of the Lake Roman Catholic Church, Lakewood, and had also done work for the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Bocchetti was predeceased in 2001 by her husband, Joseph Bocchetti. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard W. and Sandra Justus Bocchetti of Jackson, and Mark G. and Susan Mongiello Bocchetti of Penfield, N.Y.; two sisters, Lillian Sibilio of Jackson and Rose Sandlin of Toms River; a brother, Anthony Coloangelo of Holly Hill, Fla.; and two grandchildren. A funeral Mass was offered at St. Mary of the Lake Church, followed by interment at St. Mary of the Lake Cemetery, Lakewood. D’Elia Funeral Home, Lakewood, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Meridian Hospice, 615 Hope Road, Building 4, Eatontown 07724.
Helen I. Parrish
Mrs. Parrish, 78, of Wrightstown died Jan. 30 at Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Browns Mills. Born in Ramsey, Ill., she was a longtime area resident. A retired food service worker for the New Lisbon State School, she had previously been a deli clerk at Two Guys in Bordentown. She was a member of Bible Baptist Church, New Egypt section of Plumsted, and the Meat Cutters Union, Local No. 56. An avid bowler, she was also a member of the Women’s International Bowling Congress (WIBC). She was predeceased by her husband, Richard Parrish, a brother, Harold Spain, and a daughter-in-law, Bev Parrish. Surviving are four sons and three daughters-in-law, Richard and Mary Parrish of Omaha, Neb., Jerry and Rita Parrish of Browns Mills, Donald Parrish of Tobyhanna, Pa., and John and Brenda Parrish of Howell; a brother, Joseph Spain of Hauppage, N.Y.; a sister, Jean Johnson of New Egypt; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, including Susan (Johnson) Eames. Funeral services were held at Bible Baptist Church, with the Rev. Steve Beverly officiating. Interment took place at Princeton Memorial Park, Robbinsville. Tilghman Funeral Home, New Egypt, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Bible Baptist Church, 8 Magnolia Ave., New Egypt 08533.
Carolyn M. Flores
Mrs. Flores, 65, of Allentown died Jan. 31 at Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Browns Mills. Born in Jamesburg, she was an area resident for more than 10 years. A retired supervising teller for First Union, East Windsor, she was a former member of St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church, Hamilton, and a member of St. John’s Roman Catholic Church, Allentown. She was predeceased by her first husband, Frederick D. Hart, and her parents, James and Carolyn Holmes Emens. Surviving are her husband of 24 years, Romel Flores; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Glenn and Cheryl Hart of Hershey, Pa., and Gary Hart of New Egypt; a daughter, Dorothy (Dee) Montgomery of Allentown, and her fiancé, Robert Haker; two grandchildren, Andrew Montgomery and Emily Hart; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts and uncles; and several cousins, including Irene and James Hluchy of the Clarksburg section of Millstone. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. John’s Church, followed by interment at Princeton Memorial Park, Allentown. Peppler Funeral Home, Allentown, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Deborah Hospital Foundation, New Jersey Region, P.O. Box 820, Browns Mills 08015-0820.
Cecelia D. Muhleisen
Mrs. Muhleisen, 83, of the Belford section of Middletown, died Feb. 1 at home. Born in Newark, she resided in Belford the past 53 years. Mrs. Muhleisen was a homemaker. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, New Monmouth section of Middletown. She served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post No. 338, Leonardo section of Middletown. Mrs. Muhleisen is survived by her husband of 62 years, William F. Muhleisen; two sons and daughters-in-law, William and Janice Muhleisen of Lake Worth, Fla., and Patrick and Donna Muhleisen of Lantana, Fla.; a daughter, Marianne Florio of the Port Monmouth section of Middletown; a brother, John Dougherty of Howell; a sister, Theresa Burke of Talbott, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A funeral liturgy was held at St. Mary’s Church. The John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown, was in charge of arrangements.
Theodore J. Jusinski
Mr. Jusinski, 61, of East Brunswick, formerly of Edison and Matawan, died Jan. 14 at home. Surviving are his wife, June Mortimer Jusinski; a son, Ted Jusinski of East Brunswick; five daughters, Linda Ryan of Tinton Falls, Darlene Baron of Metuchen, June Giameo of Roselle Park, Robin Imperiale of Howell and Justine Frezza of Barnegat; three brothers, John Jusinski and Charles Jusinski, both of Pennsylvania, and Joe Jusinski of Piscataway; a sister, Mitzi Lombard of Pennsylvania; and eight grandchildren. A Mass was offered at St. Mary of Ostrabrama Church, South River. Cremation was private.
Robert B. Sandor Sr.
Mr. Sandor, 52, of Howell died Jan. 14 at home. Mr. Sandor was a house painter with John Soden, Jackson, for five years. He is survived by his wife, Maria Sandor, Howell; a son, Robert B. Sandor Jr. of Howell; two daughters, Dawn Fitts of Jackson and Lisa Sandor of Manhattan, N.Y.; a brother, Nicholas Sandor III of Edison; a sister, Diana Campbell of Jackson; and two granddaughters. Arrangements were made by Clayton & Son Funeral Home, Adelphia, followed by a private interment.
Paul William Johnson
Mr. Johnson, 71, of Old Bridge died Jan. 29 in Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. Surviving are two sons, Thomas Johnson of Howell and Paul Johnson of Brick; a daughter, Kathleen Shortlidge-Toth of Old Bridge; two brothers, Arthur Johnson of North Carolina and Gordon Johnson of Huntsville, Ala.; and three grandchildren. Services were held at Rezem Funeral Home, East Brunswick.