The Gundrum Service
"Home For Funerals"
Hugh G. Rone Ryan A. Rone Moran
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William H. Holden, Jr., 87, of Laurence Harbor passed away on Thursday February 26, 2015 at home. Born in Newark, he lived in Laurence Harbor for most of his life. Before retiring in 1989 he was employed as an electrician for over 60 years with IBEW Local 675, Elizabeth and Local 102, Parsippany. A United States Army veteran of World War II, he was a life member and Past Commander of VFW Post 4745, Cliffwood. He was a member of Community Covenant Church, Laurence Harbor, a coach for both the Laurence Harbor Little League and Pop Warner Football teams, as well as a professional welterweight boxer in the 1950s.
Son of the late William H. and Louise Leitereg Holden, Sr., he is also predeceased by his daughter-in-law, Erin Holden. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Elinor Thompson Holden; his children, Marilyn Libertore and her husband, Louis of Laurence Harbor, William H. Holden, III and his wife, Joyce of Monroe Township, John Holden of Monroe Township, Gail Taylor of Laurence Harbor, Elizabeth Livingston and her husband, Michael of Holmdel, Jill Swartz and her husband, James of Laurence Harbor, and Charles Holden of Laurence Harbor; 10 grandchildren, William, Michael, Patricia, Cheryl, Amanda, Christian, Jennifer, Charles, Jr., Jessica, and Carlie and 8 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday March 3, 2015 at 12:15pm from The Gundrum Service "Home For Funerals" 237 Bordentown Avenue, South Amboy, followed by a 1pm service at Community Covenant Church, Laurence Harbor. Interment will be at Christ Church Cemetery, South Amboy. Visitation is on Monday from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Community Covenant Church 22 Laurence Parkway, Laurence Harbor, NJ 08879.
Peter John Spaulding of the Parlin section of Sayreville died peacefully February 25, 2015 at St. Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick surrounded by his family. Born in East Orange and raised in Bloomfield, “Quiet Pete” was a proud American who served his country bravely during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Pete continued his public service for years through his passionate “letters to the editor” that frequently adorned the pages of the local papers. Before his retirement in 1992 he worked as a brewer for almost 30 years at Anheuser Busch in Newark. His love of fishing often landed him on the beaches of Lavallette with his rod and reel or on the docks of the Barnegat bay with his crab traps. He loved to cook and eat and one summer was lucky enough to get invited to ride on the Star Ledger’s Munchmobile, one of his funniest memories.
Survived by his wife of 45 years, Patricia, they had three children and five grandchildren. His son Peter and his wife Sara of West Des Moines, Iowa, son James and girlfriend Laura Tewes of South Plainfield, and daughter Kerryann and husband Kenneth Silvestri of the Cliffwood Beach section of Old Bridge. His three brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard and Faith Spaulding of Ringwood, Frank and Anita Spaulding of Bedford, Virginia and John and Laura Spaulding of Wayne.
A proud and loving Grandfather, he is survived by his five grandsons: Sam and Ben of Milltown, Rory and Grady of West Des Moines, Iowa and his “Best Buddy” AJ Silvestri of the Cliffwood Beach section of Old Bridge. Grandpa and AJ were constant companions and had a cherished bond that defies description. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday March 2, 2015 at 8:15am from The Gundrum Service "Home For Funerals" 237 Bordentown Avenue, South Amboy. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 9am at St. Lawrence Church, Laurence Harbor. Cremation will be private. Visitation will be on Sunday from 2 to 4pm and 7 to 9pm.
In lieu of flowers donations in Pete’s name can be made to The Breathe Foundation, a non-profit that provides assistance for people with Cystic Fibrosis at thebreathefoundation.org
Deborah Boling, 54, of Woodbridge passed away Monday, February 23, 2015, at Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy.
Daughter of the late Norman A. and Carole Ann Bleicher Boling, she is survived by her sons, Michael Piperato Jr. of Sayreville and Jesse Piperato of Woodbridge; her daughter, Megan Boling of Woodbridge and her brother Jason Boling and his wife Kerry of Onley, Virginia. She also has four grandchildren Michayla, Aaliya, Nevaeh and Jesse Jr. and a nephew Sean.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday February 28, 2015 from 2pm to 4pm at The Gundrum Service "Home For Funerals" 237 Bordentown Avenue, South Amboy.
Shirley D. Dill Quirk, 75, of Whiting died Monday February 23, 2015 at home. Born in South Amboy, she moved to Whiting in 1991. She was a member of the Whiting Bible Church and a volunteer at America's Keswick for the past 7 years. Before retiring in 1990 she was employed by B & B Market, South Amboy.
Daughter of the late James and Sue Brennan Dill, she is also predeceased by her brothers, William, James, Leo and LeRoy Dill and her sisters, Anne Lotkowictz, Claire Dyer and Kathy Jobe . She is survived by her husband, George Quirk, Sr.; her son, George Quirk, Jr.; her daughter, Diana Lynn Rinear and her husband, Robert; her brothers, Louis and Eddie Dill; her sisters, Jane Adametz, Lois Spencer, Mary Boudreaux and Peggy Marczak; her granddaughters, Michelle Ann Quirk and Shannon Kathleen Agard and her husband, Andy and her grandsons, Eric W. Rinear and Kyle D. Rinear.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday February 26, 2015 at 11am at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Parlin. Arrangements are under the direction The Gundrum Service "Home For Funerals" 237 Bordentown Avenue, South Amboy. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Whiting Bible Church, 95 Lacey Road, Whiting, NJ 08759.
Josephine Marold Mahoney, 85, of the Morgan section of Sayreville died Monday February 23, 2015 at home. Born in South Plainfield, she lived in South Amboy and Forked River before moving to Morgan in 2013.
Daughter of the late Charles and Ann Marold, she was also predeceased by her husband, Daniel E. "Jack" Mahoney in 2001. She is survived by her sons, Albert Braun and his wife, Eileen of Howell, Richard Braun and his friend, Dawn Carmichael, Donald Braun and his wife, Jackie and Andrew Braun and his wife, Cindy all of Morgan; her daughter, Linda Kaboski and her husband, Edmund of Forked River; her sister, Marion Morgan of Louisiana; 16 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday February 25, 2015 at 8:45am from The Gundrum Service "Home For Funerals" 237 Bordentown Avenue, South Amboy followed by a 9:30am Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, South Amboy. Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, Keyport. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9pm. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the South Amboy First Aid Squad or the Morgan First Aid Squad.
Patricia C. Leiss Reilly, 76, of South Amboy died Thursday February 19, 2015 at home surrounded by her family. Born in Metuchen, she lived in South Amboy since 1967. Before retiring she was employed for many years as an executive secretary for Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick. She was a member of St. Mary's R.C. Church, South Amboy. She was also a member of the South Amboy Boat Club and the South Amboy Ladies Sewing Club. She enjoyed bowling, dancing, traveling and watching her sons and grandchildren play sports.
Daughter of the late Joseph and Mildred Leiss, she is survived by her husband of 47 years, William F. Reilly; her sons and daughters-in-law, William P. and Joanne Reilly of Marlboro and Joseph J. and Farrah Reilly of Monroe; her brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Ruth Leiss of Manahawkin; her sister-in-law Jean Render of Toms River; 5 grandchildren, Brian, Kevin, Grace, Kellyann and Joseph and 2 nieces, Lori and Barbara.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday February 23, 2015 at 8:45am from The Gundrum Service "Home For Funerals" 237 Bordentown Avenue, South Amboy followed by a 9:30am Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, South Amboy. Interment will be at Shoreland Memorial Gardens, Hazlet. Visitation will be on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9pm.
Joan M. Buckalew Benson, 80, of Parlin, died on Saturday February 14, 2015 at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy. Born and raised in South Amboy, she lived in St. Petersburg, Florida before moving to Parlin more than 10 years ago. A graduate of Hoffman High School, South Amboy, she was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, South Amboy.
Daughter of the late Edward and Leticia Wallace Buckalew, she is survived by her daughters, Debra Thomas and her husband, Phil of Sayreville, Karline Wasser and her husband, Gary of Bradenton, Florida, and Sherri Benson of Howell; her grandchildren, Crystal Pavlik and her husband Randy, Danielle, Kaitlin, Sarah, Jack, Madeline, and Erin; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 3pm on Saturday February 21, 2015 at The Gundrum Service "Home For Funerals" 237 Bordentown Avenue, South Amboy. Visitation will be on Saturday from 12-4pm. Cremation will be private.
William M. "Bill" Leonard , 72, of South Amboy, N.J. passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy. A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 13, 2015, 9:00a.m.- 10:30 a.m., at The Gundrum Service "Home For Funerals", 237 Bordentown Ave., South Amboy, followed by an 11am Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, South Amboy. Cremation will be private. Interment will be at a later date at St. Mary's Cemetery, South Amboy.
Bill was born in South Amboy and spent his entire life there, apart from a tour of duty in Korea while serving in the U.S. Army. Bill attended St. Mary's Elementary School and St. Mary's High School (now Cardinal McCarrick High School) in South Amboy, graduating from the latter in 1960. He worked at E. I. Dupont & Co. in Parlin, retiring on December 31, 1992. He entered the U.S. Army in 1967, and served on active duty and in the reserves until being honorably discharged on September 1, 1973. Afterwards, Bill was a member of the Luke A. Lovely American Legion Post 62 and often spent his evenings and weekends hanging out with friends at Post headquarters on David Street. A longtime member of the Independence Fire Department, Bill served the City of South Amboy as Fire Chief in 1982 following in the tradition of his father Francis A. "Frank" Leonard and his uncle William "Willie" Leonard, who had previously served as Fire Chief. Bill was also a member of the South Amboy Democratic Organization and a longtime ward committeeman, as well as a communicant in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, South Amboy. Remembered by his friends as an avid pigeon fancier, Bill was a member of the Perth Amboy Racing Pigeon Club.
Bill was predeceased by his father Frank A. Leonard, mother Sophie Leonard, and brother Frank "Tank" Leonard. He is survived by his sister Catherine Kwiatkowski and her husband Julius of Palm Coast, Florida, as well as by several nephews and nieces: Shawn Leonard and wife Laura of Branchburg, N.J.; Patrick Leonard and wife Kendra of Wolfville, Nova Scotia; Michele Leonard of Monroe Twp., N.J., Dennis Leonard and wife Debbie of Matawan, N.J.; Dawn Micena and husband Dean of Apex, N.C.; Pamela Jeffrey and husband Thomas of Woodbridge, N.J.; and Karen Edsall and husband Jeremy of Virginia Beach, Va. In addition, he is survived by great-nephews and great-nieces Luke, Samuel, Dennis, Ryan, Justin, and Christiane Leonard, William Jeffrey and Amber and Hunter Edsall, as well as by Joe Dietrick, a close friend who spent much time with Bill sharing their mutual interest in pigeon racing.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph High School, Attn: William M. Leonard Memorial Fund, 145 Plainfield Avenue, Metuchen, NJ 08840.