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Ocean Grove Memorial Home:: Funeral Home :: 2013

Salvatore “Sal” Tortomasi

Salvatore “Sal” Tortomasi, 52, of Neptune, died Monday August 26 , 2013 at  Jersey Shore University Medical Center, in Neptune. Sal was a resident of Neptune and lived there all of his life. He was a technician for KEP in Eatontown and a graduate of the Brick Institute.Sal was a lifelong member of the Belmar Elks Lodge 1997, and was extremely passionate about music, playing guitar, and making everyone around him laugh at his neverending jokes and stories. Sal was predeceased by his parents, Paul and Theresa Tortomasi and by his oldest sister, Barbara Marie Procopio, all of Neptune. Surviving are his sons, Anthony Tortomasi of Neptune, and his wife Holly and their two children Joshua and Ella Rose Torotmasi, and Nicholas Tortomasi of Keansburg, as well as the mother of his sons and the love of his life, Stephanie Tortomasi of Neptune City. Being the youngest of six sisters, Sal lovingly leaves behind Georgina and husband Richard LeCour, Neptune, Francine and husband Richard Simonsen, Wall, Jean and husband Ronald Potts, Neptune, Mary and husband Robert Purgatorio, Neptune, and Rosalie and husband Felix Picone, Neptune. Felix was also Sal’s best friend. Sal also was extremely close to and enjoyed spending time with his many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to the Ocean Grove Memorial Home on 118 Main Avenue, in Ocean Grove on Saturday, August 31, 2013 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions made to the family would be much appreciated.


Naomi W. Alligood


Naomi Alligood, 88, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 3, at her home in Ocean Grove, NJ.  surrounded by her family.  Naomi was best known for her love of family.  She was blessed with wonderful neighbors on Heck Avenue and many friends at the Neptune Senior Center. Naomi Alligood was predeceased by her husband,  A. Thomas, her son, Thomas  W., and her son-in-law Thomas McLeod.  She is survived by her cherished daughters, Karen Finocchio and husband Raymond of Avon, Connecticut, and Linda McLeod, of Plainfield. NJ.   She also leaves four beloved grandchildren,  Bradley Finocchio,  Thomas McLeod and wife, Elizabeth,  Heather Nally and husband Stephen, and Stefanie Gaidos and husband Matthew.  A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Naomi will be held on Sunday, August 11, at 4:00 PM in St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 80 Embury Avenue, Ocean Grove.  In lieu of flowers and in recognition of her concern for those less fortunate, the family requests donations in her name be given to the St. Paul’s Methodist Church Food Pantry, 80 Embury Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ. 07756.

Dorothy B. Sherrard


An obituary will be placed here when completed. 

Matti Hendrikson

Matti Hendrikson, 71, of New Haven CT, died Thursday July 25 at the Hospital of St. Raphael, New Haven. Matti was born in Tartu, Estonia on 
December 29, 1941 and emigrated to the United Sates with his parents, Oskar and Mary Hendrikson in 1947. He grew up in Lakewood where he was active in varsity 
basketball, the Boy Scouts of America and the booster club. He matriculated at Chapman College in Orange, California where he received a Bachelors of 
Science Degree in Chemistry. Matti was active in the ministry as an Evangelical minister. He evangelized in Hawaii and Germany as well as New York 
City and Atlantic City, NJ. He preached in the Brooklyn Baptist Church Ministries and also worked on Evangelical Radio Broadcasts in New York City. Rev. 
Hendrikson also worked in automobile sales. He was predeceased by his parents. Surviving are his children, Henriette, Matti, Jr., and John Arthur, his 
brother Robert, his sister-in-law Helen and 3 grandchildren. Relatives and friends may call today from 10:00 AM with services beginning at 11:00 AM at the 
Ocean Grove Memorial Home 118 Main Avenue Ocean Grove. Interment will follow at Hamilton Cemetery, Neptune. 

Eleanor M. LeCollier


Eleanor M. Lecollier, of Stuart Florida, Hillville Pennsylvania, and Ocean Grove New Jersey, died Tuesday, July 23 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, New Jersey. Mrs. Lecollier was born March 1921 in Pittsburgh, PA to James and Julia McClain. She graduated from Westinghouse High School and then the University of Pittsburgh in 1943. She was a teacher for 36 years for the Pittsburgh Board of Education, retiring in 1981. She taught Phys. Ed, coached girls swimming, softball and the majorettes for many years at South High School. She was a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority, the Order of the Eastern Star, the Pittsburgh Retired Teachers Association, Ocean Grove Ladies Auxiliary, the Anchorline Yacht Club, and several bowling leagues. Mrs. Lecollier was a member of the Women’s Club of Stuart, serving on their scholarship committee for many years. She was a volunteer and trustee at the Elliot Museum of Stuart, Florida. She enjoyed travel, having visiting Russia, China , Italy, England, Scotland, Ireland, Greece, Turkey, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Kenya, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Austria, Luxemburg, France, Alaska, Hawaii, and many other locations. Eleanor enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and rug hooking for which she won first place in a contest in Florida, as well as reading, playing bridge and cooking. She was predeceased by her husband, Harvey D. Lecollier, Sr. Surviving are her sons, Harvey Daniel Lecollier, Jr. and his wife Linda of Missouri City, TX, James A. Lecollier of Bensalem, PA, her grandson Stephen and his wife Jazmin, a step grandson Jason Risner, two step great grandchildren Mya and Lucas Risner, her niece Jean Eastin of Wellington, FL and her nephew Richard Peake of Sarasota, FL. She was a caring and loyal friend to many. She enjoyed visiting the shore as a young child and her tent home in Ocean Grove where she participated in many activities during her later years. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 28 at 4:30 PM at Bishop Janes Tabernacle in Ocean Grove. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association Now and Forever Fund, 54 Pitman Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756 or the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, 800 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 would be appreciated.

Helen T. MacAllister


Helen Timcoe MacAllister, 98, of Bradley Beach, passed away on July 3, 2013 at Care One Rehabilitation Center in Wall Township, New Jersey. Born June 29, 1915 to John and Julia Timcoe, Helen was a lifelong resident of Bradley Beach. Helen graduated at the top of her class from Asbury Park High School in 1933, and graduated from the New Jersey College for Women (now Douglass College).  She went on to earn her Masters Degree in Chemistry from Rutgers University in 1939. She began her teaching career in 1941 as a lecturer in Microbiology and Anatomy at Monmouth Junior College (now Monmouth University), where she was the first female member of the faculty. A brilliant scientist, Helen was a true pioneer at the College. Recognizing the need for more skilled nurses during World War II, she spearheaded a partnership with local hospitals to train cadet nurses. Those who successfully completed her class remember her as a talented and caring teacher. She took immense pride in her nursing students and looked forward to the annual capping ceremony held for the new graduates. She shared her lifelong passion for science with her many students until her retirement in 1980. Helen was also a substitute teacher in the Bradley Beach Grammar School and was feared mostly by her own sons when she appeared unannounced at the front of their classrooms. Helen greatly enjoyed traveling and volunteering, engaging in current events and world affairs, and her faith. She loved her family, her home, her town, her church, and the many friends she made there over the years. Helenwas a devoted parishioner of Church of the Ascension in Bradley Beach and it is believed that she was its longest continuous member. She was admired for the many leadership roles that she held in her community. Helen served as Trustee of Ascension Church, following in the footsteps of her father John.  Helen  served as Grand Regent of Court Ascension, Catholic Daughters of America, Chairwoman of the Board of the Bradley Beach Public Library and President of the Bradley Beach PTA.  Aside from her children and grandchildren, Helen was most proud of her long association with the Bradley Beach Food Pantry and cherished the friendships she made there. As a co-founder of the Food Pantry, Helen was honored with the Service Above Self Award for her lifetime of service in June 2012 by the Rotary Club of Belmar-Wall.She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 37 years, Augustus R. MacAllister Jr. She is survived by her sons andtheir spouses: John and Terri MacAllister of Middletown, Delaware; Randy and Mary MacAllister of Jackson, New Jersey; and Robert and Marjorie MacAllister of Bronxville, New York. She is also survived by five grandchildren: Jill MacAllister-Monahan of Point Pleasant, New Jersey; Julia Marie MacAllister of Brooklyn, New York; Kate MacAllister of Bronxville, New York; Scott MacAllister of Washington, D.C. and Bryan MacAllister She is also survived by two great grandchildren; Jack and Michael Monahan of Point Pleasant, New Jersey.The familywould like to express their gratitude to the staff of Sunrise Senior Living in Wall Township for the loving care they provided to Helen. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties will be appreciated. Relatives and friends may call on Friday July 5 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM at the OceanGrove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove.  A Mass of Christian burial will be offered on Saturday at 10:00 AM at the Church of The Ascension, 501 Brinley Avenue, Bradley Beach, with interment following at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Neptune.

Mary C. Walters


Mary C. Walters, (née O’Connor) 85, of Ocean Grove, died Sunday, June 30 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. Mrs. Walters was a homemaker. She was a communicant of the Church of the Ascension, Bradley Beach. Born in Buffalo, NY she moved to Pittsburgh in 1961 and then Ocean Grove in 2008 to be by the sea that she always loved. She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Richard Walters in 2008 and by her grandson Max in 1988. Surviving are her children, Richard Walters, John Walters and his wife Patty, Mary Jane Walters, Susan Ehrlich and her husband Michael and Margaret Cate and her husband Clark; nine grandchildren, Rick Yocum and his wife Megan, Jessica Dabrowski and her husband Nick, Anna, Danny, Jacob, Tim, Theresa, Natalie and Sam, one great grandchild, Jordan Sophia and many loving nieces and nephews. Services and interment will be held in Glenshaw, PA. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Ocean Grove Beautification Project, PO Box 594, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756 would be appreciated.

John W. Harrison

John W Harrison, 56, of Ocean Grove, passed away peacefully on June 17, 2013 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. 
Raised in Kearny, John worked in the family contracting business after receiving an associate degree in business from Brookdale
Community College. I 2003 John received a lung transplant from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. His courage and
positive attitude were an inspiration. John enjoyed tennis, boating, and most of all, people. John is preceded by his father, Robert.
He is survived and adored by his mother Evelyn; his brother, Robert; his sister in law, Jan; and his nephews, Rob and Scott.
Arrangements for a memorial service to celebrate John life will follow. John’s strong faith was an encouragement to all.
May he dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Dorothy “Dolly” Tedeschi


Dorothy B. “Dolly” Tedeschi, 95, of Tinton Falls, died Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Care One, Wall Township. She was a nurse at Jewish Hospital of Jersey City before retiring. Mrs. Tedeschi was a former communicant of the Roman Catholic Church of the Ascension and the rosary altar society. She was predeceased by her husband, Leonard in 1998. Surviving are her sons, John P. of Houston, TX, and Anthony J. and his wife Toni-Lynn of Tinton Falls; her brother, John A. Botti Jr. of Rutherford; 4 grandchildren, Meredith, Gregg, Drew and Michael; and two great-grandchildren, Kerri Lynn and Kacie. Relatives and friends may call from 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23 until funeral services beginning at 8:30 p.m. at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Ave., Ocean Grove. Interment will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 24 at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

George J. Brandshagen, Jr.


George J. Brandshagen, 91, of Ocean Grove, died Saturday May 18, 2013 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. Mr. Brandshagen was a Plumbing Engineer for Wolfen Munieer before retiring. He was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard, serving during World War II. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he lived in Toms River before moving to Ocean Grove. He was predeceased by his first wife Claire Lombardi Brandshagen in 1974 and by his second wife Jean Kruser Brandshagen in 2008. Surviving are his daughters, Ellen Penn and her husband Stewart of Long Branch and Jill Couch of Palm Coast FL, his son, William and his wife Jean of Guam, his grand children and great grandchildren. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater NJ, 400 Morris Avenue Suite 251 Denville, NJ 07834 would be appreciated.

Leon Seigel


Jack Billy Armstrong


Jack Billy Armstrong, 88, of Shark River Hills, died Friday, March 22, 2013 at home. He had worked as a carpet installer for M.E. Sabasik, Point Pleasant until retiring. Mr. Armstrong was a veteran of the US Navy, serving in the Asiatic Pacific American Theater during World War II, earning a bronze star. Born in Hackensack, he lived in Shark River Hills for the last 60 years.  He was predeceased by his wife, Hilde in 1985 and by his son, Robert G. Armstrong in 2012. Surviving are his son, Jack W. Armstrong and his wife Christine of Jupiter, FL; his daughter-in-law, Cheryl Armstrong of Shark River Hills; his brother-in-law, George Wanniger of Port Charlotte, FL; 8 grandchildren, Jack, Jr., Erik, Jessica, Kristofer, Jordan, Taylor, Robert, Jr., and Connor and a great grandchild, Jayden. Relatives and friends may call on Friday from 5:00 PM, with funeral services beginning at 7:30 PM at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove.

Janet H. Hunt


Janet H. Hunt, 92, of Ocean Grove, died Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Manor by the Sea, Ocean Grove. She was a homemaker and a very loving and caring person who was very generous with her time. Mrs. Hunt was a 30 year member and a two term past president of the former Ocean Grove Women’s Club, a member and past president of the American Legion Post 346 Ladies Auxiliary and co-cooordinator of the Neptune Fine Arts Room from 1970-1987. Also, she edited the “Neptune News” Column for the Ocean Grove Neptune Times from 1983-1986 and she was president of the Ocean Grove Auxiliary to Jersey Shore Medical Center and the historian for the hospital’s Joseph F. Ackerman Federation. In 1984, she received the Volunteer of the Year award from the hospital, and served there for over 12 years. In 1994, she was nominated for Monmouth Park Charity’s Monmouth County Volunteer of the Year award and was past president of the Fifth District of General Federation of Women’s Clubs. Mrs. Hunt was a member of St. Paul”s United Methodist Church, Ocean Grove since 1951, active in the choir, Communion Steward and the discipleship area. Born in Newark, she lived in Ocean Grove, Shark River Hills, Neptune City and Tinton Falls before returning to Ocean Grove. She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph P. Hunt in 1985. Surviving are her niece, Doris Isbrecht of Arvada, CO; and 12 great-nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Ave., Ocean Grove. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 14 at the funeral home, with interment following at Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls.

Ada Harrison

Mary Milne Magliaro


Mary Milne Magliaro, 87, of Ocean Grove, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Manor by the Sea. Mary, a longtime resident of West Orange, was predeceased by her husband, Luke Magliaro in 1994. She is survived by her children, Tony Magliaro of Manchester, Sandra Kelly and her husband Patrick of Cranford, Luke Magliaro Jr. and his partner, Howard Raczkiewicz of Ocean Grove, David Magliaro and his partner, Oscar Perez of Miami Beach, FL; her sisters, Anne Harris of West Orange and Jo Ellen Brown of Jupiter, FL; her grandchildren, Erin Kelly, Luke Kelly and his wife Maria, Suzanne Kelly and Ben Kelly; her great-granddaughter, Mallory Errichetti; numerous nieces and nephews, and close family friends, Gordon, John, Roger, Debe and Sue. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Manor by the Sea for the loving care they provided to their mother. Relatives and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 1 and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2 at Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Ave., Ocean Grove. A mass will be offered at 12 noon Saturday, March 2 at the Stella Maris Retreat Center, 981 Ocean Ave., Long Branch.

Albert T. Wanamaker, Sr.

Albert Wanamaker, 85, Ocean Grove, Hallandale, Florida, Nyack and New City, New York, died Friday March 1, 2013. A firefighter, soldier and pilot, he enlisted in the Navy at 17 and served as volunteer firefighter in Rockland County for more than 30 years. Mr. Wanamaker was also a long-time small-business owner.  He spent many summers working for the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association. Al loved Ocean Grove, his Bath Avenue neighbors and his friends and co-workers at the Great Auditorium. He was predeceased by his wife, Winifred and by his brother William.  Al is survived by his son Albert, Jr., his daughter in law Diane, his beloved grandsons Kyle, Jesse and Seth and his brother, James. Funeral services are private.  A memorial service will be held in the near future. 

Frank H. Bridge


Frank H. Bridge, of Ocean Grove, passed into eternal rest on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. Born in Midland Park to Phoebe Munson Drew and Frank Hampson Bridge on May 18, 1922, Mr. Bridge lived in both Wyckoff and Belleville, graduating from Belleville High School in 1939. From 1939 to 1941, he was employed at Essex Lumber and Supply, owned by his father. He enlisted in the United States Navy the day after Pearl Harbor where he served in the Naval Air wing of the United States Navy. During his enlistment, he was a Radioman First Class on a Catalina PBY amphibious plane that saw action in the Central Pacific theatre during World War II. His plane was downed at sea three times in the Pacific during his tenure with the crew. At the conclusion of the war, he was training to become a fighter pilot. In 1944, he married Astrid Carlson of Belleville. Moving to High Crest Lake in West Milford in 1951, they raised four daughters and resided there until moving to Ocean Grove in 1969. Mr. Bridge owned and operated Essex Lumber and Supply Company along with a construction company during that time in both Belleville, and Newfoundland, NJ. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the First DeWitt Savings and Loan in Belleville for 49 years. From 1967 through 1983, he worked in the insurance industry becoming a General Agent for State Mutual Life Insurance Company. He was a member of the Belleville Masonic Lodge for 65 years. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a Shriner, and a member with the Provost Guard in the 1950’s. He was also a member of the Belleville Lion’s Club. Mr.Bridge owned and operated his own construction company during the 1980’s and early 1990’s in Ocean Grove and the Neptune area building many of the early revival Victorian homes during that time. In his later retirement years until the present, he has been the Construction Coordinator for the Habitat of Humanity of Northeast Monmouth County where he has supervised the construction of many Habitat Homes working with his wonderful group of volunteers. Mr. Bridge was a beloved father, husband and friend, always present with a positive and helpful attitude. He leaves his wife, Astrid, of 68 years and four daughters, Karen Eastin and the late Gary Eastin of Ocean Grove, Lynn and Glenn Noland of Marlborough, Massachusetts, Barbara and Richard Braun of Mystic Island, and Suzanne and Michael Remski of Merrimack, New Hampshire; seven grandchildren, Robert and (Elizabeth) Eastin, Neptune, Linnea Eastin and (Avram) Fechter, Washington, DC, Richard and (Emily) Noland, Marlborough, Massachusetts, David and (Kathryn) Noland, Lunenburg, Massachusetts, Christine Noland and Neil Orlofske, Jersey City, Carol Noland, Washington, DC, and Andrew Noland, Ocean Grove. He also leaves five much loved great-grandchildren, Garrett and Thomas Eastin, Alana and Evan Fechter, and Sophia Noland. Relatives and friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 and from 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, with funeral services beginning at 10 a.m. at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Ave., Ocean Grove. Entombment will follow at Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Habitat for Humanity of Northeast Monmouth, P.O Box 416, Little Silver, NJ 07739 would be appreciated. To e-mail a condolence message, please visit

Walter W. Stoeppelworth, Jr.


Walter W. Stoeppelwerth, Jr., passed away on Monday February 18, 2013 in Ocean Grove, NJ. Mr. Stoeppelwerth was the President of HomeTech Inc in Bethesda, MD for over thirty years. He is survived by his son, Walter W. Stoeppelwerth, III, of Westfield, NJ, and his daughter, Ali M. Stoeppelwerth, of Washington, DC. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday February 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Harold V. Mcavoy, Jr.


Harold V. McAvoy, Jr., 76, of Brick Township, died Sunday February 3, 2013 at Manor by the Sea, Ocean Grove.  He was an industrial hardware supplier and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.  He formerly lived in New Rochelle, NY and Edison, NJ.  Surviving are his wife, Patricia Campbell McAvoy, his sons, Jonathan, Brendan, Stephen and Chris, his daughter, Debbie, his brother Stephen and his grandchildren, Kyle, Keith, Caleigh, Sidney, Delaney and Christian.  Relatives and friends may call on Wednesday February 6 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue,   Ocean Grove.  A mass of Christian burial will be offered on Thursday at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, 751 Main Avenue, Bay Head.   In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Salvation Army online at, or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital  online at, would be appreciated.  

Audrey Greenfeig


Audrey Greenfeig, of Tinton Falls, died Friday February 1 at Renaissance Gardens, Tinton Falls.  Mrs. Greenfeig was a medical assistant for various physician practices and then she was the medical secretary for the physicians at Presbyterian Hospital in Newark before retiring. She was a past president of the Evening Division of the Federated Women’s Club of New Jersey and enjoyed traveling.  Born in Newark, she lived Kearny, Livingston, Hobe Sound, Florida, Jupiter, Florida, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and Lakewood before moving to Seabrook Village, Tinton Falls, 4 years ago.   She was predeceased by her husband Milton Greenfeig in 2001.  Surviving are her many loving friends, Gloria Corbo, Lois Corbo, Joyce Dawson, Eleanor Dixon, Margaret Larson, JR Dawson, Lorraine Dixon, Diane Dixon and her god children, Cindy Dawson Rogasis and Keith Dixon.  They have all lost a very dear friend who is at peace now with her family and husband.   Visiting hours will be on Wednesday February 6 from 11:00 AM, with funeral services beginning at 12:30 PM at The Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove.  Burial will be Saturday February 9 at 11:00 AM at Crest Haven Memorial Park in Clifton.  In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association, 54 Pitman Avenue, Ocean Grove or to the Angel Fund at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 80 Embury Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756 would be appreciated.

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