Bruce Rosenblatt

Mr. Rosenblatt, 64, of Hazlet, died Jan. 1, 2010, at Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center, New Brunswick. He was a member of Knights of Pythias, and the Hazlet First Aid. He is survived by his wife, Kathy; a daughter and son-inlaw, Lisa and Stuart Perlman of Farmingdale; and two grandchildren. A funeral service was held… Continue reading Bruce Rosenblatt

Alice McDermott-Pitchell

Mrs. McDermott-Pitchell, 80, of Rumson, died Dec. 29, 2009. She resided in Edison, and Seaville, prior to retiring to New Port Richey, Fla. She was predeceased by first husband, Kenneth B. McDermott; her husband, Harry O. Pitchell; and a sister, Adele Dexter. She is survived by five children, J. Duncan McDermott of Woodbine, Damian McDermott… Continue reading Alice McDermott-Pitchell

Carol S. Shaffer Kessler

Mrs. Kessler, 67, of Manalapan, died Jan. 7, 2010, at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold. She had resided in Aberdeen and in Seneca, Pa., before relocating to Manalapan three years ago. Mrs. Kessler was predeceased by her husband, Carl W. Kessler, in 1999. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis C. and Terri Kessler… Continue reading Carol S. Shaffer Kessler

Marie Virginia Black

Mrs. Black, 86, of Middletown, died Jan. 4, 2010, at home. She was a former professional roller skater. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, James T. Black Sr.; five children, James T. Jr. of Atlantic Highlands, Bonnie G. Thompson of Middletown, Cheryl and Dennis Keefe of the Lincroft section of Middletown, Debra… Continue reading Marie Virginia Black

Josephine Huber

Mrs. Huber, 102, of Freehold Township, died Jan. 4, 2010, at Bartley Healthcare and Convalescent Center, Jackson. She was a secretary at Freehold Raceway. Mrs. Huber was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Freehold. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Huber; and a daughter, Rosemarie Dore, in 1970. Surviving are a… Continue reading Josephine Huber

Christopher John O’Grady

Mr. O’Grady of Hazlet died Jan. 1, 2010. He was predeceased by his father, Charles O’Grady; and a sister, Catherine O’Grady Cassella. He is survived by two daughters, Jennifer and Elizabeth; his mother, Marie O’Grady; five brothers, Charles of Englishtown, Francis of Barnegat, Michael of Connecticut, James of Vermont, and David of Union Beach; two… Continue reading Christopher John O’Grady

Synchronized skaters succeed

The Ice-Lantics Beginner 2 synchronized skating team returned from New England with back-to-back secondplace finishes at the Terry Conners Synchronized Skating Classic in Stamford, Ct., and days later at the Cape Cod Synchronized Skating Classic in Bourne, Mass. Both events drew teams from across the Middle Atlantic and New England states. The new Beginner 2… Continue reading Synchronized skaters succeed


Freehold Township High School’s Phil Caracappa (r) has Sayreville’s Anthony Taillefer in an uncomfortable hold during their bout at 130 pounds in a Jan. 2 dual meet that was part of the Howell Quad at Howell High School. CHRIS KELLY staff

Sport Shorts

Drive to the Hoop, a 3-on-3, all ages basketball tournament, will be held March 20 at Monmouth University, West Long Branch. Various age and skill divisions will be available. Each team will be guaranteed three refereed games, with winning teams moving on to the playoff rounds and finals. The event will also feature a three-point… Continue reading Sport Shorts