JOSEPH S. MINCHILLI, 60, of North Brunswick died April 21 at home. Born in Jersey City, he resided there before moving to North Brunswick 30 years ago. He was self-employed. Prior to that, he was a customer service representative in New York City, and worked in the collection department at various Fleet Bank branches. He served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a communicant of St. Mary of Mount Virgin Roman Catholic Church, New Brunswick. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Soyka Minchilli of North Brunswick; his daughter, Elizabeth Minchilli of North Brunswick; his mother, Betty Impalli Minchilli of Ocean Township; and two sisters, Loretta Marchitto and Frances Cuthbert, both Ocean Township.
ETHEL A. CHRISTMAN RUSSEK, 83, of Fair Haven died April 15 at home. Born in Dayton, Ohio, she resided in Red Bank prior to moving to Fair Haven several years ago. Mrs. Russek was a secretary at Russek Appliances, Fair Haven. She was a communicant of the Church of the Nativity, Fair Haven. She was an active life member of the Fair Haven Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, devoting many years to its firemen’s fair. She enjoyed time with her family, and was known as "Nan." She was predeceased by her first husband, Louis Pempek, who died during World War II; her husband, Henry S. Russek; two sisters; and two brothers. Mrs. Russek is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, David Pempek Russek and Janet Russek of Coral Springs, Fla., and Stephen H. and Annie Russek of Natural Bridge, Va.; her daughter and son-in-law, Catherine and Thomas Kavookjian of Fair Haven; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral liturgy was offered at the Church of the Nativity, followed by interment at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Middletown.
JEAN McNISKIN, 92, of Red Bank died April 17 at Meridian Nursing and Rehabilitation, Red Bank. Born in Lowell, Mass., she lived in Fair Haven prior to moving to Red Bank 20 years ago. Mrs. McNiskin was a registered nurse at Scarpellino Medical Association and Riverview Medical Center, both Red Bank, for several years, retiring in 1981. She was a communicant of the Church of the Nativity, Fair Haven, and a member of its Nifty Fifties Club. She was predeceased by her husband, William F. McNiskin, in 1979; three sisters; and two brothers. Mrs. McNiskin is survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law, William Dawson-McNiskin of Red Bank, and Gerald F. and Gina McNiskin of Hingham, Mass.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Martha M. and Evan Goodman of Shark River Hills, and Maura M. and Richard Pettigrew of Fair Haven; and seven grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at the Church of the Nativity, followed by burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Middletown. Memorial donations may be made to Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey, 141 Bodman Place, Red Bank 07701.
DENNIS J. DeSANTIS, 51, of Aberdeen died April 21 at Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel. Born in Red Bank, he resided there until moving to Aberdeen 17 years ago. He was a sales associate at Home Depot, Old Bridge, for the past eight years. He was a communicant of St. Clement’s Roman Catholic Church, Matawan. He was predeceased by his parents, Nicholas DeSantis and Rose Lombanido DeSantis. He is survived by his wife, Harriet Stoia DeSantis of Aberdeen; and his daughter, Nicole DeSantis, at home. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Clement’s Roman Catholic Church, Matawan. Entombment was at Holmdel Mausoleum.