Patricia J. Ludington Baron

Obituaries Patricia J. Ludington Baron

Mrs. Baron, 63, of the Laurence Harbor section of Old Bridge died Oct. 6 in Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel. Prior to her retirement in 1991, she was employed at MCC Data Entry, Aberdeen, where she worked for five years. Her husband, Joseph L. Baron, died in 1982. Surviving are a son, Joseph Baron of Edison, and a daughter, Nancy Baron of Laurence Harbor. Arrangements were under the direction of Day Funeral Home, Keyport. Cremation was private.

John H. Stockel

Mr. Stockel, 68, of Matawan died Sept. 28 at home. Born in Metuchen, he resided there prior to moving to Matawan 40 years ago. He was an attorney in private practice. He served as president of the Middlesex County Bar Association from 1973-74; secretary of the New Jersey Supreme Court Ethics Committee; and special deputy attorney general in the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. He was also the attorney for the Matawan Planning Board and Aberdeen PBA Local No. 163. His memberships included the New Jersey State Bar Association, Middlesex County Bar Association and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He was a recipient of the New Jersey State PBA Silver Life Card for his dedication and the work he performed for the PBA. He enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, travel and horse racing. He was predeceased by his wife, Gail Brennan Stockel in 1999. He is survived by two sons, Capt. John B. Stockel, USN/MC of Woodstock, Md., and Kevin B. Stockel of Boynton Beach, Fla.; his daughter and son-in-law, Sharon A. and Steven McCoy of Matawan; and seven grandchildren. Arrangements were by Day Funeral Home, Keyport.

Harold Decker

Mr. Decker, 70, of Avenel died Sept. 25 at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center, Edison. Born in Jersey City, he resided in Avenel for 38 years. Mr. Decker was employed as a printer with L & N Printing in Linden for 47 years and was then employed as a school bus driver for Howard Bus Co. and the Woodbridge Township Board of Education for the past five years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Mr. Decker was predeceased by his parents, Charles F. and Gladys Eastman Decker; and a son, Kenneth Nichols. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Rose Barry Decker; two daughters, Dawn Loxton of North Carolina and Vikki Faller of Pennsylvania; four sons, Harold Decker of Avenel, Michael Nichols of Far Hills, Mark Nichols of Whitehouse Station; and Kevin Nichols of Randolph; and 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held at Costello-Koyen Funeral Home, Avenel. Interment was at Rosedale Cemetery in Linden.

Steven D. Domenick

Mr. Domenick, 50, of Aberdeen died Oct. 7 at Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel. Born in Angola, Ind., he resided in Jersey City and the Fords section of Woodbridge prior to moving to Aberdeen in 1979. He was sales manager, motor fuels sales at Amerada Hess, Woodbridge, for 30 years. He coached baseball and soccer for leagues in Matawan and Aberdeen. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Kramer Domenick; his parents, Samuel and Honey Kopf Domenick of Fords; three daughters and one son, Jennifer, Stephanie, Samantha and Bryan Domenick, all at home; a brother and sister-in-law, Jeffrey and Michele Domenick of Wall; and a sister, Suzy Domenick of Freehold. Interment was at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Keyport. Arrangements were by Day Funeral Home, Keyport. Memorial donations may be made to the Steven Domenick Trust Fund, c/o Suzy Domenick, 72 Hull Ave., Freehold 07728.

James W. Szmyd

Mr. Szmyd, 51, of Lackawaxen, Pa., died Sept. 24 at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Medical Center in Newark. Born in Newark, he resided in Avenel and Carteret before moving to Lackawaxen one year ago. Mr. Szmyd was employed as a shipping and receiving manager with White Rose Foods, Woodbridge, for eight years. He was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Helen Debulis Szymd. Surviving are three brothers, Raymond Szmyd of Pennsylvania, Larry of Carteret, and Edward of Delaware; and two nephews. A funeral Mass was offered at St. Andrew’s Church, Avenel, followed by interment at St. Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia.