FRANK SCOTTO, 82, of Millstone died June 30 at home. Born in Naples, Italy, he had lived in Brooklyn, N.Y., before moving to Millstone in 1945. Mr. Scotto was a farmer in Millstone for more than 50 years before his retirement seven years ago. He and his wife donated the property that is now the site of the new St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Millstone. He was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church and a member of the Farm Bureau. His wife, Theresa Scotto, died in 1999. Mr. Scotto is survived by three sons, Michael A. Scotto and Philip A. Scotto, both of Millstone, and Louis E. Scotto of Jackson; two daughters, Mary M. Costagliola and Joanne M. Kopp, both of Millstone; two brothers, Dominic Scotto of Hollywood, Fla., and Anthony Scotto of Millstone; a sister, Mary Puglisi of Howell; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The funeral liturgy was celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church, followed by interment at the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 801 Broad St., Shrewsbury 07702; the National Kidney Foundation, 30 E. 33rd St., Suite 1100, New York, NY 10016; or Embracing Hospicecare, 2101 Route 34, Wall 07719.
ROBERT L. BATZLE, 55, of Middletown died July 4 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. Born in Illinois, he resided in Toms River prior to moving to Middletown 13 years ago. Mr. Batzle was a carpenter at Two Brothers Inc., Hazlet, the past six years. He served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was predeceased by a sister, Maggie Jouas. He is survived by his fiancée, Robyn VanPelt of Middletown; a son, David Batzle of Silverton; three daughters, Nykki Mobus of Barnegat, and Jessica Batzle and Kimberly VanPelt, both of Middletown; three sisters, Sharyn Kubiak of Auburn, Calif., Carolyn Itchmoney of Imlaystown, and Helen Thalhiemere of Windsor, Pa.; and two grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, 303 George St., New Brunswick 08903.