2006-04-13 / Obituaries


Danielle M. Kupper

Miss Kupper, 29, of Union Beach, died April 7 at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. Born in New Brunswick, she resided in Metuchen prior to moving to Union Beach 25 years ago. She attended Harbor School, Eatontown. She is survived by her parents, Virginia and Joseph Kupper of Union Beach; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Dawn and Russ Benson of Hazlet, and Stacy and Richard Post of Howell; two brothers, Marine Cpl. Joseph Kupper, and James Kupper, both of Union Beach; her grandmother, Helen C. Kapler of Edison; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be April 12 at 10 a.m. at Day Funeral Home, Keyport.

Andrew Peter Mount

Mr. Mount, 36, formerly of Manalapan, died suddenly April 4. Born in Neptune, he had lived in Manalapan before moving to Orlando, Fla., and then to Dallas, Texas. He was a lighting designer for J&S Audio Visual in Dallas. Mr. Mount is survived by his parents, Rodney and Patricia Mount of Cope, S.C., formerly of Manalapan; two brothers, Charles Mount of Los Angeles and John Mount of Monterey, Calif.; three sisters, Sarah Alexander of Forked River, Meg Schiro of Jackson, and Jennifer Mount of Oxford; two brothers-in-law, Bruce Alexander and David Schiro; one sister-in-law, Arden Lewis-Mount; two nephews; and two nieces. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Thomas Moore Roman Catholic Church, Manalapan, on Saturday, April 22, at 11 a.m.; a gathering at the Knights of Columbus hall in Englishtown will follow the Mass. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, c/o St. Thomas Moore Roman Catholic Church, 186 Gordons Corner Road, Manalapan 07726.

Virginia "Jean" Mathison

Mrs. Mathison, 85, of Jackson, died March 22 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. She was born in Staten Island, N.Y., and resided there until her recent move to Jackson. Before her retirement in 1985, Mrs.. Mathison was a school bus aide for special education students for the former Staten Island Bus Co. She was predeceased by her husband, Alfred Mathison, in 2002. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Bob Glawon of Freehold, and Jeannie and Mark Lemperle of Long Pond, Pa.; and three grandchildren. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Robert Bellarmine Roman Catholic Church, Freehold Township, followed by interment at Moravian Cemetery, Staten Island. The Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, Freehold Township, was in charge of arrangements.

LeRoy J. Yaeger

Mr. Yaeger, 74, of Farmingdale, died March 21 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. Born in New York City, he had lived in Freehold before moving to Farmingdale in 1958. Mr. Yaeger was a custodian for the Howell Township Board of Education for more than 25 years, retiring in 1991. He was a member of the Farmingdale Fire Department and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and attended the First United Methodist Church of Farmingdale. Mr. Yaeger was predeceased by his wife, Annie D. Yaeger, in 1990; and a son, Roy Yaeger, in 1974. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Beth Yaeger of West Palm Beach, Fla.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Rich Bytwerk, and Barbara and Kevin Kirchner, all of West Palm Beach; a brother, Charles Yaeger of Fort Myers, Fla.; a sister, Helen Padavan of Queens, N.Y.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and his niece and caregiver, Alice Voight of Farmingdale. Funeral services were held at First United Methodist Church, followed by interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Farmingdale. The Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, Freehold Township, was in charge of arrangements.

Josephine "Chickie" DeMaria

Mrs. DeMaria, 88, of Middletown, died March 20 at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she resided there before moving to Middletown 25 years ago. Before her retirement in 1979, Mrs. DeMaria was a bank teller at the Dime Savings Bank, Brooklyn, for 21 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert DeMaria; and four sisters, Fannie, Millie, Margie and Mary. She is survived by a son, Robert DeMaria of Freehold; a daughter, Claudia Marsiello of Middletown; a brother, Pat Sorrentino of Lakewood; a sister, Anne Russo of Hazletown; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, New Monmouth section of Middletown, followed by burial at Ocean View Cemetery, Staten Island, N.Y. The John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown, was in charge of arrangements.

Carol J. Ward

Mrs. Ward, 51, of Jackson, died March 27 at Manchester Manor, Manchester Township. She is survived by a son and a daughter; a brother and two sisters; and one granddaughter. Interment took place at Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls. Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, Freehold Township, was in charge of arrangements.

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