Edward F. Jones Sr., 80, of Toms River passed away August 23, 2006 after a long illness.
Born in Brooklyn he resided in Long Island and West Orange, moving to Hendersonville, NC before moving to Toms River 2 years ago.
Mr. Jones was a Supervisor for the Plastiform Company in Arden, North Carolina for 10 years retiring in 1998.
He was a World War II Navy Veteran.
He was a 40 years member of the Society of plastics Engineers.
He was predeceased by his sister Jean Harchuck.
Surviving are his wife Doris M. Pfeiffer Jones. His son Edward Jones Jr. of Sunderland, Vermont. His daughters Marilyn Craparotta of Toms River and Jacqueline Lecarpentier of Beachwood. His brother Robert W. Jones of West Lebanon, NY, 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He was also a loving uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Visiting will be Sunday 1:00pm to 5:00pm at the Silverton Memorial Funeral Home 2482 Church Rd., Toms River. A mass of a Christian Burial will be Monday 11:30am at St. Maximilian Kolbe RC Church, Toms River, arrive at the funeral home at 10:00am. Interment St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Toms River.
Rita Landis, 76, of Toms River passed on to her Lord August 24, 2006 after a long and difficult time while never complaining.
She was born to the late Catherine and Allison Flanagan. She was the 56 year “Bride” of Toms Landis. The couple resided in Newark, Fanwood, Scotch
Plains, Chatham and Westfield prior to moving to Greenbriar Woodlands in 1989.
While raising 4 sons, she was an active Den mother of Cub Scout Troop 203 ( St. Bartholomew Church) of Scotch Plains & various PTA’s. She was always proud of the accomplishments of her 4 sons and 8 grandchildren. Rita worked for the Ja-Ce Company serving school food programs, managing 17 school district
food programs in 57 schools in Central and Northern New Jersey, ending as a regional district supervisor after 22 years.
She was active as a ballroom dancer in the Union County area while being a member of the THUM Club, Round Towners, Friday Niters and “Our Dance Club”.
Through Greenbriar she was active in the Brick Womens’s Club, Tennis Club, Party Planning Committee and the Dance Club as well as the Silverton Community Club.
Rita was predeceased by her sister, Lorraine and survived by her loving husband, Tom. Sons and daughter in laws James and Sherry of N. Plainfield, Thomas and Rose of N. Plainfield, Michael and Joann of Edison and David Landis and Paula Kuklo of Mayer, AZ. Left to cherish her memory are grandchildren Toni Marie, Peter, Nicole, Ryan and Jonathon of N. Plainfield; Doreen, Erin and Michael of Edison. Also sisters and brother in laws; Marie and Dominick Perone of N. Plainfield and Joan and Thomas Niland of Tigard, Oregon.
Visiting will be Saturday 2-4pm and Sunday 1-5pm at the Silverton Memorial Funeral Home 2482 Church Rd., Toms River. A mass of Christian Burial will be Monday 11:00am at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 685 Hooper Ave., Toms River, arrive at the funeral home at 9:45am. Interment Ocean County Memorial Park. Gifts in memory may be given to Embracing Hospice Care 2101 Hwy 34, Suite B, Wall, NJ 07719.
Randolph Evan Scott, 59, Beloved Brother, born November 15, 1947, Died August 21, 2006.
Born in Scotch Plains, attending local schools until High School when he attended N.Y.M.A. where he achieved the math award @ graduation for the highest achievement. Randy also won medals for swimming at interscholastic competitions. He kept his love of the water by ocean swimming and surfing. Randy had a keen ear for language speaking basically in several languages and fluently in Russian. Randy was full of life, full of faith in God, had a clever sense of humor, an extremely kind nature and an enthusiasm for all good things to come for everyone.
He is survived by his brother Richard Scott of Phoenix, AZ and numerous nieces & nephews. He has finally found his healing in a better place. Love You Brada.
Silverton Memorial Funeral Home, 2482 Church Rd, Toms River is in charge of arrangements
Walter J. Feret, 81, of Toms River, passed on Sunday, August 20, 2006 at Kimball Medical Center, Lakewood.
Born in Newark he lived in Maplewood before moving to Toms River in 1996. He was a Truck Driver for Anheuser-Busch in Newark for 40 years retiring in 1994. Mr. Feret was a WW II Army Veteran, he was a member of the Anheuser-Busch Bowling league for 50 years, he recently bowled a 300 game in which he was so very proud, he was also a avid golfer.
He is survived by his wife the former Helen Bochenski. One son James of Toms River, his daughter and son-in-law Barbara & Stan Pearson of Manalapan. His grandchildren Laurie & Daniel Boyle & Jennifer & Brian Strydesky. His great grandchildren Gabriella, Isabella and Samantha. He is predeceased by his half brother Joseph Gorzelnik.
Visiting will be Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 pm at the Silverton Memorial Funeral Home, 2482 Church Rd, Toms River. Funeral Friday arrive at the Funeral Home 8:30 am, Funeral Mass St Justin RC Church, Toms River 9:30 am, interment St Joseph Cemetery, Toms River.
Richard L. Hills, 58, of Toms River, passed on Thursday, August 17, 2006 at his home.
Born in Newark, NJ he lived in England before returning to The United States in 1987 where he settled in Toms River. Mr. Hills was a self-employed contractor for many years both here and abroad, he owned and operated Richard Hills Designs.
He was a member of the F. & A. M. Harmony Lodge No 18 of Toms River and the Sunrise Lodge No 288.
He is survived by his mother Dorothy Simpson of England, two daughters Christy & Lindsey both of England, three grandsons Joshua, Ellis & Tyler. He has 6 brothers and 2 sisters.
Visiting will be Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 pm at the Silverton Memorial Funeral Home, 2482 Church Rd, Toms River. Funeral Services Friday arrive 10:30 am, Services 11:00 am at the Funeral Home, interment Riverside Cemetery, Toms River. In lieu of flowers contributions to the Deborah Heart & Lung, P.O. Box 820, Browns Mills, NJ 08015.
Rose Marie Gan, 60, of Forked River, passed on Sunday, August 20, 2006 at her home.
Born in New York she lived in Lakewood, Silverton Section of Toms River and Barnegat before moving to Forked River 8 years ago. Mrs. Gan worked for the Silverton Pharmacy, Gan's Tree Service and the Lighthouse Tavern Restaurant.
She is survived by her husband Walter. Two daughters Elizabeth Dorminey of Boca Raton, FL and Amanda Gan of Forked River. One stepson Peter Gan, two brothers Dr Vito M. Rao of Boca Raton and Salvatore Rao of South Carolina. Three grandchildren Vanessa, Brandon, Stephanie and Colin. Great grandchildren Nathan and Anthony.
Visiting will be Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at the Silverton Memorial Funeral Home, 2482 Church Rd, Toms River. Funeral Services Wednesday 8:00 pm at the Funeral Home, Cremation is private.
Anthony Colonno, 75, of Toms River, passed on Sunday, August 20, 2006 at Community Medical Center, Toms River.
Born in Passaic, he lived in Clifton, Montville and Point Pleasant before moving to Toms River 13 years ago. Mr. Colonno was the owner and operator of T.C. Painting & Son of Point Pleasant, he was still working and had been in his profession for over 50 years.
He is survived by his wife the former Judith nee Zingarelli, two sons & daughters-in-law Anthony & Carrie of Toms River, David & Lisa of Brick, two daughters and a son-in-law Cindy Colonno of Toms River and Elizabeth & Ed Christiansen of Toms river. Brother of Mildred Pasino of Clifton. Loving Pepa of Ashley, Ian, Tyler, Gabriella, Anthony, Katie & Alex.
Visiting will be Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 pm at the Silverton Memorial Funeral Home, 2482 Church Rd, Toms River. Funeral Wednesday arrive at the Funeral Home 8:15 am, Funeral Mass 9:15 St Luke RC Church, Toms River. Entombment Ocean County Memorial Park, Toms River.
Euclide George Garbaccio, 85, of Toms River passed away August 16, 2006 at Atlantic City Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City.
Born in Union City he resided in Dumont, NJ and Norwood, NJ before moving to Greenbriar Woodlands, Toms River in 1991. Mr. Garbaccio received several degrees including his Master Degree, attending NYU. He was a First Lieutenant during World War II serving in the Army Air Corp., receiving the Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster. In February 1946 he returned to teaching Math and Science at Emerson High School where he was also Varsity Baseball Coach and Class Advisor. In 1955 he began teaching Math and Science at the new Demarest High School. He was also a Guidance Counselor. He coached the first Freshman Basketball team, earning the first win for the school's record. He was also Varsity Baseball Coach for many years. Parallel to his educational experience, he served a 3-year term with the Dumont Board of Education, & 2 years as Finance Program. From 1962 to 1964 he was Chairman of the Demarset Math Department. In 1964 he was appointed Assistant Principal of the new Northern Valley Regional High School in Old Tappan. He was named principal in 1979 and had retired in 1985.
He was a member of the Men's Club, Golf Club and Director of Greenbriar Woodlands Neighborhood #1, Toms River. A member of the National VFW. Trustee and member of the Dumont High School, the NJEA, Coach Union City High School Baseball Team, he was a Ping Pong Champion at NYU and a life silver master of American Contract Bridge League. He was an avid and poplar Bridge Player
George and his wife Jeanne enjoyed 17 years of International Cruising on a variety of ships including the Michaelangelo, Italian Cruise Line, the Q.E. II and the Seabourne and Silver Sea Lines as certified Bridge Teachers and Lecturers.
Surviving are his wife Jeanne Marchitelli Garbaccio. His sons and daughter in laws Robert and Teresa of Las Vegas, NV and Dr. Paul and Diane of Rivervale. His brother and sister in law Charles and Bobbie of Oradell. His sister and brother in law Ada and Primo Nicoletti of Greenbriar Woodlands, Toms River. His grandchildren Nioelle of Riverdale, Raymond and Yolanda of Hotto, Texas, Dr. Robert and Krystal of Philadelphia, Pa., Brian and Karen of Hotto, Texas. His great grandchildren Alyssa, Caden, Calissa, & Reena of Texas, Siena, Evan of Philadelphia, Pa. And Brian Michael of Texas.
Visiting will be Friday and Saturday 1:00pm to 5:00pm at he Silverton Memorial Funeral Home 2482 Church Rd., Toms River. Funeral services will be private.
Regina Nani, 78, of Toms River, passed on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 at Ocean Medical Center, Brick.
Born in Paterson she lived most of her life in Milton before moving to Toms River 27 years ago. Mrs. Nani co-owned and worked with her husband Alfonso at the LaGenie Chalet Restaurant in Milton for 20 years she retired in 1982.
She is survived by her husband Alfonso, one son and daughter-in-law Robert & René Nani of Lanoka Harbor, her daughter and son-in-law Eileen & Denis Speranza of Toms River. One sister Marie Meeker of Wayne. Loving grandmother of Ryan & Rachel Nani, Jillian & Eric Speranza.
Visiting will be Sunday 1-5 pm at the Silverton Memorial Funeral Home, 2482 Church Rd, Toms River. Funeral Monday arrive at the Funeral Home 8:15 am, Funeral Mass St. Luke RC Church, Toms River 9:15, interment NJ Veterans Cemetery, Arneytown.
Teresa M. Magistro, 43, of Toms River, died Thursday, August 10, 2006 at home.
She recently moved back to Toms River after living in Florida for 3 years.
Surviving are her mother Jean Decker Magistro of Toms River, her brother Thomas Magistro Jr. of Brick, her sister, Lori Magistro of N. Lauderdale, FL and Linda Magistro of Toms River, nephews Thomas Magistro III of Ormond Beach, FL and Michael Magistro of Brick, many long time friends from "the old neighborhood" in Brick and her lil buddy Lucy. Teresa will be missed and remembered till the end of time.
A service will be held at Ocean County Memorial Park on Saturday at 11:00 am followed by a celebration of her life at Bay Head Shores Club House, 1711 Bay Blvd., Point Pleasant. In lieu of flowers donation may be made in Teresa's memory to: St. Barnabas Behavioral Health Center, 1691 US Hwy 9, CN 2025, Toms River, NJ 08755 or Oceans Harbor House, 2445 Windsor Ave, Toms River, NJ 08753.
Silverton Memorial Funeral Home, 2482 Church Rd, is in charge of arrangements.
Werner Petzold of Toms River passed away August 3, 2006 at Kimball Medical Center, Lakewood, NJ.
Born in Germany he came to the united States when he was 6 years old and settled with his family in Newark, he resided in Union before moving to Toms River in 1982. Mr. Petzold was a Tool and Dye Maker and had worked for Singer Company for 15years. He retired in 1983. He was a World War II Army Veteran serving in the Pacific Theater.
Surviving are his wife Hildegard Winkler Petzold. His son and daughter in law Robert and Gail Petzold of Brick.. His two granddaughters and 3 great grandchildren.
Silverton Memorial Funeral Home 2482 Church Rd., Toms River are in charge of the arrangements.
John M. "Chic" Cicala Sr., 76 years old, of Toms River died on August 4, 2006 after a brief illness, at Laurelton Village, Brick.
Born in Perth Amboy, NJ John moved to Toms River 44 years ago.
John was in the Army Reserve, Tank Battalion, Camp Drum, NY. He was an Electrician and had worked for the Electrical Union. He was a member of the Civil Air Patrol in Lakewood for many years. John also owned and operated his own business in Wildwood for over 15 years. John, for 6 years was the maintenance manager for all of Ocean County Sovereign Bank before retiring in 2005. He loved to dance and was a avid dancer.
John was married to Dorothy Minucci Cicala for 40 years, also surviving are his beloved son and daughter in law Francis D. and Victoria Cicala Sr. and loving grandchildren Danielle and Francis D. Jr.. His son John and daughters Patricia Hedrick and Donna Cicala, 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. His sister Maryann Endrich and brother Carmine Cicala. Visiting will be Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9pm at the
Silverton Memorial Funeral Home 2482 Church Rd., Toms River. A mass of a Christian Burial will be offered Wednesday 9:15am at St. Luke's RC Church, Toms River. Funeral will conclude at Ocean County Memorial park. In lieu of flowers donation to CFSR Foundation 112 Mapletree Road, Toms River, NJ 08753 would be appreciated
Amillio Di Falco, 87, of Toms River passed away August 11, 2006 at Community Medical Center, Toms River.
Born in Newark he resided in Irvington and Rockaway before moving to Toms River in 1985. Mr. Di Falco was a Supervisor of Production and Maintenance for Pfizer Inc., Parsippany for 21 years, he retired in 1984. He was a World War II Army Air Corps Veteran and had received the Purple Heart. He was a member of St. Luke's RC Church, Toms River and had served as an Usher. He was a member and past president of the Men's Club, Past president and vice president of the Paper Boys Club, a member and past president of the Bowling League, member of the Arts and Crafts Club and member and past Vice President of Social Club.
Mr. Di Falco was predeceased by his granddaughter Darrah Dominique in 2003.
Surviving are his wife Carmela Di Falco. His sons Dominick of Rockaway and Michael of Kresgeville, Pa., and his grandchildren Dominick 2, Michael David and Lucas.
Visiting will be Sunday 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Silverton Memorial Funeral Home 2482 Church Rd., Toms River. A mss of a Christian Burial will be Monday 10:00am at St. Luke's RC Church, Toms River arrive at the funeral home at 9:00am. Entombment Ocean County Memorial Park.
Audrey N. Browne, 89, of Toms River, passed on Saturday, August 12, 2006 at Community Memorial Hospital, Toms River.
Born in St Marys Pennsylvania she lived in NY State and Raleigh North Carolina before moving to Toms River in 1999. Mrs. Browne was a Homemaker. She was a member and publicity officer of the Raleigh Amateur Radio Society.
She is predeceased by her husband Paul R. Browne in 1981. She is survived by two sons Charles of Toms River, Alan and daughter-in-law Karen Browne of Knoxville, MD. Two sisters Delilah Nordseth of Ridgecrest, CA and Phyllis McIntyre of Pensacola, FL.
Visiting will be Thursday 10:00 to 12 Noon at the Silverton Memorial Funeral Home, 2482 Church Rd, Toms River. Services Thursday 12 Noon at the Funeral Home. Cremation Private.
Alan W. Marcinak, 65 years old, of Brick passed away August 10, 2006 at Ocean Medical Center, Brick.
Born in Staten Island where he resided before moving to Brick in 1979.
Mr. Marcinak was a Merchant Marine with Mobile Oil at Port Mobile, Staten Island, NY from 1977 until his retirement in 1993.
He was predeceased by his brother Robert Marc. Surviving are his wife Patricia Igoe Marcinak. His son Michael of Brick. His brothers Eugene Marcinak and Gregory Marcinak both of Staten Island, Vincent Marcinak of Chatham, NY and Roy Marcinak of New York. His sisters Sr. M. Francis Cecile O'Carm of Bayside, NY, Linda Graverson of Toms River and Donna Reagan of Wayside, NJ.
Visiting will be Sunday 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Silverton Memorial Funeral Home 2482 Church Rd., Toms River. A mass of a Christian Burial will be Monday 9:15am at St. Luke's RC Church, Toms River arrive at the funeral home at 8:15am. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Newark, NJ will follow.
Gerald W. Stash, 61, of Brick, passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at home.
Born in County Galway in Ireland, Mr. Stash lived in Carteret before settling in Brick 30 years ago in 1978. Jerry was a proud Vietnam Veteran, who served his country proudly. He was an owner/operator trucker for most of his life. He loved old cars, boats, and motorcycles. Jerry was past commander and life member of the American Legion Post 348 of Brick 3 times. He was also a member of the VFW 8867 in Brick, the Elks in Brick and life member of the DAV of NJ. He was always there if someone needed help, even bringing strangers who had nowhere to go to his home at Thanksgiving or at Christmas.
Surviving are his wife Christine Lazar Stash, three daughters, Karen Kosza and husband Kevin of Toms River, Susan Stash of Brick, Michelle Parenti of West Palm Beach, Florida, one son, Gerald Jr., of Port St. Lucie, Florida, two grandsons, Kevin and Tyler, and a granddaughter to be born in July, one brother, George Stash, two sisters, Anna Chelbien and Theresa Sharp, and many nieces and nephews.
Visiting will be Thursday, 2-4 & 7-9pm, at Silverton Memorial Funeral Home, 2482 Church Road, Toms River, NJ. Funeral Service Friday, 9:30 AM at Funeral Home, arrive at 9:00 AM, Burial NJ Veteran Cemetery, Arneytown.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the family would be appreciated.
Mary Romano 77 of Toms River passed away May 8, 2008 at Community Medical Center, Toms River.
Born in New York, NY she resided in Bergen County before moving to Toms River in 1988. Mary was a Homemaker and volunteer at Kimball Medical center and the Out Reach Program. Very active in her community, Mary was a member of the Greenbriar Woodlands Bingo Club, Friday Night Card Group, Aerobics Club, Single Club and the Bocca Club.
She was predeceased by her husband Louis and her son Philip.
Surviving are her sons Victor Romano and Louis Romano. Her brother Philip Abramo, her sisters Athina Cichetti, Marianne Garis, Yetta Herbert and Anna Jeka. Also surviving are her 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Family will be receiving relatives and friends Tuesday 9:30am to 10:30am at the Silverton Memorial Funeral Home 2482 Church Rd., Toms River. Services will be 10:30am at the funeral home. Cremation Private.
Daniel Raimondo 90 of Toms River passed away May 5, 2008 at Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown, NY.
Born in Jersey City he resided in Long Island and Succasunna before moving to Toms River 25 years ago.
Daniel was a Tool and Dye and Engineer for Picatinny Arsenal, Dover, NJ before his retirement. He was a World War I Navy Veteran and a member of the Adamston VFW, Brick.
He was predeceased by his wife Anna Raimondo and Daughter Theresa Eaton.
Surviving are his daughters Rose, Clementine, Diana and his sister Rose Chwalk.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday May 15, 2008 11:00am at Ocean County Memorial Park. Silverton Memorial Funeral Home 2482 Church Rd., Toms River are in charge of the arrangements
George Bennett 83 of Toms River passed away peacefully May 8, 2008 at home.
Born in Jersey City he resided in Iselin before moving to Brick in 1963, and then to Toms River in 1994. George worked for the Brick Post Office from 1964 until his retirement in 1986. He was a World War II Navy Veteran serving in the Pacific.
He was a former Trustee for the Shenandoah Board of Directors.
He was predeceased by his first wife Mary in 1966 and then his second wife Rosaria in 1997. He is predeceased by his brother, William and Sister, Elizabeth Black.
Surviving are his children Joseph Fimiani of San Carlos, CA, George and his wife Wanda Bennett of Leucadia, CA, James and his wife Marianne Fimiani of Snoqualmie, Washington, Robert W. Bennett of Lancaster, CA, Regina and her husband Tom DeFeo of Brielle, Cheryl and her husband Paul Kingsman of Sydney, Australia and Maria and her husband Rich Dilts. His sister Joan Rempkowski, his 8 cherished grandchildren Danielle, Justin, Joseph, Casey, Scott, Shannon, Justine and Holly and his great grandchild Brayden.
Visiting will be Monday 12 Noon to 2 pm at the Silverton Memorial Funeral Home, 2482 Church Rd, Toms River, Funeral Services 2 pm on Monday at the Funeral Home, entombment Ocean County Memorial Park, Toms River.
Antonio Giardino of Toms River passed away peacefully on May 9, 2008 at Shore Meadows Care Center, Toms River.
Born in Pittsburgh, PA on July 8, 1919, Tony's childhood was spent in Rochester, NY. As a young man, he studied opera at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. and perfected his operatic talent at LaScala in Milan, Italy. He was a member of the La Puma Opera Company in NY. and performed in many opera productions. Antonio wed, concert pianist, Catherine Hagenlocher on July 25, 1959. Tony continued his work in the arts while raising a family in Toms River, NJ. Tony Giardino's strong baritone voice, sparkling humor and kind heart will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Surviving are his beloved wife Catherine Giardino, his children John and his wife Michele Giardino, Cathy and her husband Richard Murray and Barbara and her husband Scott Foxx and his five grandchildren, Celeste and Hannah, Max and Haley, and Nathan. He is also survived by his sisters Ann Prizzi and Carmen Pepe and his brothers Jack Giardina and Louis Jardine and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Sunday 1:00pm to 5:00pm at the Silverton Memorial Funeral Home 2482 Church Rd., Toms River. Funeral services will be Monday 11:00am at the funeral home, arrive 10:30 am. Interment to follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Toms River.
GEORGE ALBERT HOLT, 79, of Toms River, passed into eternal rest on Saturday, May 3, with his loving wife Betty and adoring son Sandy at his side.
Born and raised in Kearny, he later resided in Colonia before moving to Greenbriar Woodlands in Toms River in 1994. George was predeceased by his parents Elizabeth and George of Kearny, and his brother Harold of Jacksonville, Florida. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Elizabeth McKinnon Holt ("Betty"); his son George Alexander Holt ("Sandy"), daughter-in-law Jennifer Holt and precious grandson Alexander McKinnon Holt, 19 months, of Sea Girt; and his sister Ruth Hanson of Union.
At Kearny High School, he played on three championship soccer teams, swam backstroke and freestyle on the swimming team, and played the trumpet for four years in the marching band. He worked as a summer lifeguard for several years in Ocean Grove, Asbury Park and Bradley Beach. After enlisting in the US Army he was initially stationed at Fort Dix in New Jersey and Fort Jackson in South Carolina. He then volunteered for the 11th Airborne Division and earned his certifications as a qualified Parachutist and qualified Gliderman. He was subsequently stationed at Camp Schimmelpfennig in Sendai, Japan, where he served in the US Army of Occupation under General Douglas McArthur. He graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a BS in Business Administration and Accounting, completing the four-year program in three years. He worked for 35 years for Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corporation ("Transco") in various administrative and marketing positions in Linden, Newark, and Manhattan. In his last position at Transco he served as marketing manager for the Northeast region and manager of Transco's New York City office. He also served many years as President and Treasurer of the Transco Employees Club. He was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church in Kearny, Trinity United Methodist in Rahway, and Saint Andrew United Methodist in Toms River. He also served for many years as an active member of the Ocean Grove Auditorium Ushers Association in Ocean Grove. George was a 57-year member of the Copestone-Ophir Masonic Lodge in Kearny. Together with his son Sandy, he became a 32nd-degree Mason and served as a member of the Lodge Council Chapter Consistory of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite. He was also an active member of VFW Post 8885 in Toms River, where he served as Vice Commander, the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the 11th Airborne Division Association, and the Society of Gas Operators (SOGO) in New York City. His many personal and sporting activities included golf, swimming, bowling, table tennis, billiards, and playing the trumpet. At Greenbriar Woodlands, he particularly enjoyed his participation in the Mens Golf Association.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6 at the Silverton Memorial Funeral Home , 2482 Church Road in Toms River. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 7, at Saint Andrew United Methodist Church, 1528 Church Road in Toms River.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the George A. Holt Memorial Fund at the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation or, alternatively, to Saint Andrew United Methodist Church in Toms River, are greatly appreciated.