From Monmouth County, New Jersey, 2001:
RONALD A. BUCKALEW, 55, of West Long Branch died Nov. 5 at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch. Born in Red Bank, he moved to Long Branch in 1976. He was the owner and operator of Circle Pizza, West Long Branch, until 1998. Prior to that he was the owner of Circle Pizza, Eatontown, from 1976-1992. He was predeceased by his wife, Brenda St. Germaine Buckalew; and his parents, George and Pauline Lucia Buckalew. He is survived by two brothers, George Buckalew of Middletown, and Robert Buckalew of South Amboy; a sister, Regina Perrine of Bricktown; and several nieces; nephews; and grandnieces and grandnephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, Red Bank. Interment was at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Middletown.
ROBERT C. REED, 91, of Tinton Falls died Oct. 11 at home. Born in Newark, he lived in Shrewsbury prior to moving to Tinton Falls in 1973. He was a retired sales manager for the former J.H. Kelly Auto Supply Co., Red Bank. An accomplished singer, he studied under Herbert Burtis, was a member of the Shore Operata Guild, and sang with the Apollo Club, Asbury Park. An avid pilot, he was past president of The Jersey Aero Club, as well as a member of the N.J. Power Squadron. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lillie Heaviland Reed of Tinton Falls; three daughters, Dr. Margretta Seashore of New Haven, Conn., Beatrice Brunstetter of Honeoye Falls, N.Y., and Mardee Reed-Ulmer of Tinton Falls; his brother, Paul E. Reed of Gulford, Conn.; and seven grandchildren. A memorial service was held at the Red Bank United Methodist Church.
HERMAN A. MEYER, 87, of West Palm Beach, Fla., died Oct. 27 at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he lived most of his life in Carlstadt prior to moving to West Palm Beach in 1984. He was a retied commodity broker for N.Y. Cotton Exchange for 54 years. He was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church, North Palm, Fla. He was also the past president of the congregation at Emanual Lutheran Church, East Rutherford. He was a past councilman in Carlstadt from 1960-64, and a member of the Free and Accepted Masons of Rutherford. He was also past president of the Girl Scout Council, Carlstadt. He was predeceased by his wife, Greta "Chickie" Wilke Meyer in 1998, and his brother, Edwin A. Meyer in 1974. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Margee Meyer Sr. of Atlantic Highlands; his daughter, Dorothy Lysiak of Little Silver; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles A. and Marion Meyer of West Palm Beach, and Robert G. and Shirley Meyer of Cottonwood, Ariz.; his sister, Dorothy Anderson of Essex Junction, Vt.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service was offered at Lutheran Church of the Reformation, West Long Branch.
ISABELLA MARGARET "BELLE" SULLIVAN, 85, of Red Bank died Oct. 28 at home. Born in North Bergen, she resided in Jersey City prior to moving to Red Bank. She was a retired registered nurse in the Jersey City school system, and volunteered at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, following retirement. She was a communicant of St. James Roman Catholic Church, Red Bank. She served as a nurse with the U.S. Navy during World War II. She was predeceased by her husband, Timothy P. Sullivan in 1981; her brother, Dr. Peter Brady; and four sisters, Grace Menzel, Mildred Hall, Alice Turpning, and Rose Brady. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Timothy P. and Margaret Sullivan of Little Silver; her sister, Margaret Healy of the New Monmouth section of Middletown; her sister-in-law, Virginia Brady of New Monmouth; and three grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. James Roman Catholic Church. Interment was at Mount Olivet, Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Parker Family Health Clinic, 211 Shrewsbury Ave., P.O. Box 2189, Red Bank, NJ 07701.
ADELE Q. O'CONNELL, 91, of Little Silver died Oct. 30 at home. Born in New York City, she resided there and moved to Little Silver several years ago. She was a homemaker, and a retired school teacher of the New York City school system. She was a communicant of the Church of The Nativity, Fair Haven. She was predeceased by her husband, James Timothy O'Connell in 1966, former secretary of labor during the Eisenhower administration. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, U.S. Army retired Col. James T. and Pauline O'Connell of Williamsburg, Va.; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Katherine O'Connell of New York City and Little Silver, Ann and Donald Latona of Manalapan, Dorothy Cherry of Louisville, Ky., and Mary O'Connell and Peter Grua of Boston; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at the Church of the Nativity, followed by burial at St. Raymond's Cemetery, the Bronx, N.Y. Memorial donations may be made to The College of Mount St. Vincent, 6301 Riverdale Ave., Riverdale, N.Y. 10491; or the Little Silver First Aid Squad, 543 Prospect Ave., Little Silver 07739.
DORIS BOYD, 82, of Rumson died Oct. 31 at home. Born in New York City, she resided in Rumson the past 52 years. Mrs. Boyd was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Rumson. She was a member of the MCOSS, and was a "Grey Lady" of Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard, who died in 1984. She is survived by a son, Richard N. of Madison, Conn.; two daughters, Susan Blanchard of Shelton, Conn., and Ellen Boyd of Torrington, Conn.; a sister, Jean Eisemann of Tustin, Calif.; and two grandchildren. A funeral service was offered at First Presbyterian Church of Rumson. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 801 Broad St., Shrewsbury 07702.
MAGDALENE "MIDGE" V. MADISON, 90, of Middletown died Oct. 11 at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. Born in West New York, she resided in several county towns prior to moving to Middletown. She was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church, Long Branch. She was also the church's financial recording secretary and member of its Duo Club and bell choir. She was a retired secretary for the River Plaza School, Middletown, for 10 years. She taught German at the Red Bank Senior Center, and was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, Middletown. She was predeceased by her husband, Roy M. Madison Sr., in 1992, and her brother, Harold Weber. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Roy M. and Joan Madison Jr. of Oceanport, and Peter E. Madison and Lorraine Skidmore of Princeton; three sisters, Violet Schmitt and Kitty Welch, both of Arizona, and Marie Rotkewicz of Middletown; two grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. A funeral service was at the Asbury United Methodist Church, Long Branch. Memorial donations may be made to the Asbury United Methodist Church, 61 Atlantic Ave., Long Branch 07740.