I remember bobby from the green wave football team. he was the left guard, Sim was the right guard and I was the center. Whenever jerry Moser ran a QB sneek we would make a wedge. they could never stop that "V" up the middle. May The Lord give rest to his soul.
From Joel Fisher on May 7th, 2015
RIP, Bobby, to my best friend from Mrs. Levine's Kindergarten to Mrs.Freiday's 6th grade. I can still remember fondly the horseback riding we did weekly off Pinewood Ave, WLB and the first time I smoked a Cigarette in the woods where the Fountain Gardens are now.
Oceanport - Robert G. Baldwin, 73, devoted Long Branch boy, son of Agnes Esposito and Irving Benjamin Baldwin passed away early on April 1st. Bob loved the Jersey Shore, his extended family, Janice's chicken pie, New Jersey Pork Roll, good food, Ohio State Football and Pabst Blue Ribbon. Bob loved being the catcher on the baseball team coached by his father. He earned a baseball scholarship to Wittenberg University where he spent four of his favorite years and earned a BS in Political Science. Later he completed his Master's at Fairleigh Dickinson. He served two years of active service in the U.S. Army with an honorable discharge and spent 41 years with the N.J. Department of Labor working a variety of roles and retiring as Assistant Director. Bob also enjoyed golfing and fishing with friends and relatives. When alone, he loved reading extensively and following the stock market.
He is survived by his spouse, Janice Bergstresser, his Aunt Gloria Furey, his Aunt Doris Esposito and cousins and spouses: John and Susan Nigro, Michael and Debbie Esposito, Tom and Lisa Furey, Gary and Dawn Furey, Paul and Paula Esposito, Ginger and Bob Clifton, Ed and Kim Baldwin. He will be missed by his life-long friends Keith, Marc, Steve, Laurie, Henry, Greg, Paul, Don, John, and Bill; his Trenton work buddies; his care giver Lisa Karpus; and others too numerous to name.
Mass of Christian burial will be held for family and friends April 8th 11:00 am at Holy Trinity RC Church, 408 Prospect Street, Long Branch. (Kindly note: for the health and safety of all guests, social distancing and the wearing of masks will be strictly enforced.) Live streaming will be available courtesy of Woolley-Boglioli Funeral Home, Long Branch. Please check https://wbhfh.com/obituary/robert-g-baldwin/ for details.
A celebration of Bob's life will be held in the Spring of 2022, post pandemic. All of Bob's friends and family will be encouraged to attend and to share stories about Bob's sense of humor and love of life.
Donald Bennett, 74, of Elberon, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 17th at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.
Don was born and raised in Long Branch and was a graduate of Long Branch High School. He was the Manager of Smugglers Cove, Ocean Grove. Don was a member of Oliver Byron Engine Company #5 in Long Branch.
Don was an avid fan of the NY Giants and the Yankees and was a parishioner of St. Michaels’ RC Church.
Surviving Don is his sisters Judith Hyde of Brick, Jane West of Sebastian, FL and Donna Bennett of Elberon; five nephews and five great nieces and nephews.
At the request of family, all services are private.
To share a favorite memory, please visit Don’s page of tributes at www.woolleyboglioli.com.
Lucille “Lu” Erhard Bergeron, age 74, of Jacksonville, Florida passed away on Saturday, January 22nd, 2022. She was a devoted, loving, and caring wife and mother during her 30 years of marriage to Donald R. Bergeron. Much joy was shared between Lu and Donald during their many years together. They went on countless cruises to Mexico, the Caribbean, and so many other beautiful locations. When health became a challenge, Lu and Donald never let go of their love of the water and spent a week each spring and fall in a condo at Jacksonville Beach. She was a great companion and will be missed dearly.
She is predeceased by son, Joseph Mathew Godwin; stepsons: Gene and Eric Bergeron; brothers: William R. and Michael H. Erhard.
Lu is survived by her loving husband of 30 years, Donald; son, Jason Michael Godwin; daughter, Agnes “Aggie” Marie Penn; stepdaughter, Renee Bergeron; 2 brothers: James G. Erhard and Martin H. Erhard (Linda); 3 sisters: Eileen F. Kotkin, Jean C. Parker (James), and Patricia A. Doran; grandchildren: Kirsty Veros, Zachary Ortega, Garret Godwin, Dylan Godwin, Zoie Godwin-Walther (Marco) and Maggie Godwin; and great-grandchildren: Jaxon Godwin-Walther, Riley Veros, Brooke Veros, Emma Kirsbaum and Bella Ortega; and sister-in-law, Sandi Erhard.
Funeral Services will be held 11 AM, Friday January 28, 2022 at HARDAGE-GIDDENS RIVERMEAD FUNERAL HOME, 127 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park, FL with visitation held 1 hour prior to service at the funeral home. Please post words of comfort at www.hardage-giddensrivermead.com.
Harold "Pudgy" Cooper was born to the late Harold Cooper and Frances
Carter Cooper on December 19, 1947 in Long Branch, New Jersey. He was predeceased by his Mother and Father. He departed this life on May 28, 2019. Pudgy graduated from the Long Branch Public School System in 1965. He briefly attended Monmouth College and Brookdale Community College and realized it wasn't the path he was going to take. He was employed by the Long Branch Board of Education in 1989, in the positions
of Instructional Assistant and school bus driver. He left the Board in 1994 and he worked for Seashore Day Camp. He came back to the Board of Education in 2003 and retired in 2016. He lived briefly in Winter Haven, Florida.
Pudgy was a political and social activist. He regularly attended City Council meetings, never afraid to challenge the status quo. He spoke his mind at all times never mincing his words but always being respectful while doing so. Being well read in African American history, he seemed to always favor conversations around that topic. He advocated for any and all young people. He loved every child he came in contact with and they loved him. He served as a father figure for many young men and women in the community. In addition, he fostered children from 1996-2016 in both New Jersey and Florida. One of his daily enjoyments was watching the game of "Jeopardy" able to answer numerous questions in most categories.
Psalm 37:23 states "The steps of a man are ordered by the Lord, and He delighteth in this way." This Scripture describes Pudgy's journey on this earth. God ordered his steps and he touched many lives in the City of Long Branch.
Pudgy leaves behind to cherish his memory two daughters: Cassundra Hart Smith (Tyrheem) Long Branch, and Maya John son; Three siblings: Donna Perreira (Winston), Long Branch, Hollis Cooper-Long Branch, Lisa Cooper - New York; four grandchildren: Tiyana, Tariq, Star and Sha-Juan, Long Branch; one great grandson: Devin, Long Branch; a wonderful Aunt and Uncle, Mary and Chester Cooper of Neptune; Andrea Blueford, Goddaughter, Long Branch; Dyquan, Long Branch, a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews. Special friend Tiffany Stroud and many wonderful friends.
I worked with Richie for twelve years after I returned to this area.
I can still envision him dragging himself into work, slowly walking down
the long halls of the junior high. He showed great determination and will all those years despite his chronic illness. He fought bravely but it was a battle that he could not win. Rest in peace my old friend.
From Frani Cittadino (Picard) on November 3rd, 2014
Richie, you were one of my best friends growing up, especially since I almost killed you. You were Godfather to my oldest daughter, Peggy, and you stood in for Tom when we Baptized my niece, when Tom was in Viet Nam. We had some really great, fun times. You are forever my heart!! Love always, R. I. P., Frani
Roy Daniels, Jr., age 71 and a life resident of Long Branch, died on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at his home. He was born in Greenville, North Carolina to the late Esther Mae and Birt Leroy Daniels. His siblings are brothers, Aulander (Buddy), Milton, Michael, Louie and sisters, Doris (deceased), Elizabeth, Francine, and Shirley.
Roy served our Country honorably in the US Army during the Vietnam War and also in Germany. He was a New Jersey State Trooper for 23 years earning the nickname Pops Daniels and retired July 1, 2002 as Detective Sergeant First Class. Roy was also a Special Agent with the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation retiring from there July 2014 where he was an “unsung hero”. He was a member of the VFW Post 1333 in Asbury Park and the Second Baptist Church in Long Branch.
Roy could SING! He sang with popular R&B artists such as The O’Jays, Sister Sledge, Luther Vandross, The Tramps, Kool and the Gang, Third World, and many, many others. He also put out two albums, “The Street People” and a gospel album, "The Daniels Family Singers”, (Nobody But Jesus).
Surviving are his wife Martha; two daughters, Chandra and Niesha; his son, Roy III and six grandchildren, Maya, Joseph, Jasmine, Jakiya, Mehki, and Jeremiah.
Visitation will be held at the Second Baptist Church, 93 Liberty Street in Long Branch on Saturday, April 13 from 10 am until the time of the home going service at 11 am. Interment will be on Tuesday, April 16 at 11 am at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery in Arneytown. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Second Baptist Church. The family invites you to leave a letter of condolence, light a memorial candle or make a memorial donation by selecting the appropriate tab.
From Judith Wigdortz (Davis) on November 24th, 2014
I have such clear and wonderful memories of marching with Carmeline in the color guard. Another memory is that one of her sisters styled my hair for my wedding 45 years ago. Carmeline and Dennis were a perfect match!
From Dennis Del Vecchio on November 15th, 2014
The love of my life from the moment I noticed her in the cafeteria of LBHS in September of 1964. Never to be forgotten.
I lived across the street from Margie when we were kids . . . MacArthur Avenue. We used to love playing kickball in the street . . . I shall never forget Margie, her wonderful sense of humor, something from out of Little LuLu (which I will probably get wrong) But, i think it was Tubby, that said, "Run for your lives, run for your lives . .. the pudding is out of control! . . . . It cracked her up every time . . . Love you, Margie!
Asbury Park Press (Asbury Park, New Jersey) · Sun, Aug 29, 1993 · Main Edition · Page 16
Downloaded on Jun 15, 2016 James Fusco, 46, of Long Branch, died Thursday at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, as a result of a motor vehicle accident. He was the owner and operator of Elberon Tree Service, Long Branch. He was a member of the National Tree Society, the American Agricultural services, and the National American Farmers Association. Mr. Fusco was a lifelong resident of Long Branch.
Surviving are his father and step-mother, Louis and Mollie Fusco, Oceanport; a brother, John Fusco, San Diego; two sisters, Diane Chasey, Big Bear Lake, Calif., and Carole Ann Lang, Oakland, Calif. Wooley Funeral Home, Long Branch, is in charge of arrangements.
My husband, Ed and I lived across the street from him in 1973. Donna, Dana and Conover were the nicest neighbors you could ever have. I am very very sorry to find out that he died so young. My heart goes out to his family.
From jerry van brunt on January 20th, 2015
My memories of Con also go back to football. When we were sophmores, one of Con's cleats fell off and left a sharp post than no body realized. We were in scrimage and Jerry Moser (QB) called a running play over center (my position). I made the block on the right guard and my right leg remained extended. Con ran over it and opened my calf with 17 stitched to close it. He always remembered this all thru HS and felt bad. As the Senior fullback he would run over right or left guard which Sim or Bobby and I double teamed. I think Con was the leading rusher in our Senior year for over 7+ yards per carry. RIP, Con
Long Branch - Lorenzo A. Jones departed this life on Monday, May 25, 2020. He was born in Hopkins, SC on January 1, 1948 to Allen and Ella Mae Jones, and resided in Hopkins, SC until moving to Long Branch in 1963.
Lorenzo graduated from Long Branch Senior High School on 1965, was drafted into the military service and served as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army. After being honorably discharged from the Army, Lorenzo worked a number of jobs. His career was a Parts Manager at Dogde/Chrsyler dealerships, and he also enjoyed working as a Bartender at the "Off Broadway".
Lorenzo was predeceased by his mother, Ella Mae Fisher, and his father, Allen Jones. He leaves to mourn a son, Corlis Taylor of CA, three sisters, A. Lavone Caldwell of Decatur, GA. Daisy Baptiste (Gabriel) of Severn, MD and Teresa Wyche (Trevis) of Neptune; one brother, Ronald Jones (Michele) of Jonesboro, GA; The Beltons (first cousins of So.Car.); a special friend, Rachel Robinson of Long Branch; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and extended family (his buddies at the American Legion and the VFW).
KATZ, Lewis Steven Lewis Steven Katz of Austin, Texas passed away at home surrounded by his loved ones on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. A natural salesman, he loved tinkering with cars, watching sports, and playing practical jokes on his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife Priscilla Katz, two brothers Alan & Jerry, three children: Paul, Tina, and Robbie, their spouses and nine grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday November 17, at 11 am at One Chapel: 5508 W US Hwy 290 service road, Austin, Tx 78735
Joseph F. Lyons, 63, of Long Branch went home to be with the Lord August 21, 2009. After a Lengthy illness.
Mr. Lyons was a proud member of the United States Marine Corp and actively served in Vietnam.
Corporal Joseph Lyons was distinguished by the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnamese Service Medal, Vietnamese Campaign Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Rifle Sharpshooter Badge and the Presidential Unit Citation.
Mr. Lyons was a retired electrician from New Jersey transit a member of Disabled American Veterans and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post 2140
Surviving a son, Christopher Lyons, Long Branch; two sisters, Audrey Platt, Blairsville, PA., Judy Hughes, West Chester, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be Saturday, August 29, 10:00 AM at the Shrewsbury Assembly of God Church, Sycamore Avenue, Shrewsbury. Donations in his memory may be made to the Shrewsbury Assembly of God Church, 220 Sycamore Ave., Shrewsbury, NJ 07702. You may light a candle of condolence on the opposite page.
West Long Branch - Irven George Miller, Jr. 74, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at his home in West Long Branch, NJ surrounded by his loving family. Irv was born in Long Branch, NJ and was married to his wife, Kathryn for the last 50 years.
He received his MBA from Monmouth University and owned and operated IB Miller, Inc. Irv was active in the community. He was a life member of the Oceanic Engine and Truck Co No. 1 since 1970 where he served as a trustee, captain and a member of the Long Branch Firemen's Relief Association. Later, he served as Chief of the Long Branch Fire Department in 1994. Irv resided in West Long Branch for the last 34 years of his life and served as past secretary of the WLB Zoning Board.
He was predeceased by his parents, Irven and Miriam Miller and sister, Bonnie Graminski. Irven is survived by his loving wife and three children: Patrice (Kevin) and Matthew (Erin) of New Jersey and Kate (Robbie) McIntyre of London, England plus six grandchildren: Parker, Lyla, Kahana, Kalani, Koa, and Kaia. He is also survived by his revered and cherished nephew David (Maria) Graminski and their children Ethan and Gavin.
jerry was my quaterback on the green wave. I was the center. I was 6'5". jerry was not. For him to pass over me he would but his hand on the small of my back and do a jump pass to Stan Lewis. Our best paly was the QB "goose play"...Sim , Bobby and I would wedge for him and we Always got the first down!. Rip jerry!
WOODBRIDGE, PA. -- Sandra Ochelli, 38, died Monday suddenly at home.
Born in Long Branch, Mrs. Ochelli lived there and Winter Springs, Fla. before moving to Woodbridge.
Surviving are her husband, Victor Ochelli; a son, Victor John Ochelli IV in Virginia; a daughter, April Ochelli of Virginia; her father, Russell Pingatore of Long Branch; her mother, Carol Beverly of Kinston, N.C.; two sisters, Carol Moore of Winter Springs, Fla. and Patti Chayt of Neptune; and her paternal grandmother, Bessie Pingatore.
The Damiano Funeral Home, Long Branch is in charge of arrangements.
Michael "Mickey" Riddle, 70, passed away December 23, 2017 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was born January 24, 1947 to Corlies and Eleanor (Seidl) Riddle in Long Branch, New Jersey. He leaves behind his loving wife of 43 years, Robin Riddle, and his people he loves that are friends of Bill W.; sister, Eleanor Precopio (Don); brother, C.W. "Sandy" Riddle (Andrea); nephews, Anthony Precopio (Mary) and Shaun Granato (Sarah); nieces, Jen Granado Howson (Andrew) and Tiffany Graniccioni (Nicholas). A Celebration of Life will be held at Harwood Chapel, 516 N. 10th Street, Canon City, CO, on Friday, December 29th, 2017, at 12:00 p.m., interment to follow at Lakeside Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Harwood Cremation and Funeral Service. Online condolences at Harwoodfunerals.com. <span style=""box-sizing:" border-box;="" max-height:="" none;="" font-size:="" 1rem;="" -webkit-tap-highlight-color:="" transparent;="" background-color:="" rgb(255,="" 255,="" 255);="" font-family:="" -apple-system,="" blinkmacsystemfont,="" 'segoe="" ui',="" roboto,="" 'helvetica="" neue',="" arial,="" sans-serif;="" line-height:="" 1.5;="" background-position:="" initial="" initial;="" background-repeat:="" initial;"="">Show Less
Steve was a great kid. We were on the track team together and ran the same events. We spent a lot of time doing laps on Rahn Oval mostly
talking and fooling around. His favorite expression was, "ain't no
From jerry van brunt on January 20th, 2015
I remember in 8th grade we were playing football at Flannigan's field in North Long Branch. You tried to tackle me and I broke loose and you got my heal in the mouth. It chipped your front tooth. I felt bad about that tooth all thru HS for 5 years RIP, Steve
Prior to retiring in 2012, he worked for Shop Rite for 48 years as a Dairy Department Manager and Night Manager. He was also a volunteer firefighter in South River. Simon honorably served our country in the US Army and was stationed in Korea during the Vietnam War.
Helen Rankin Silvers, born September 18, 1947, passed away Thursday, May 7,
2015, in Carlsbad, California, at the home of her son, Lloyd Silvers.
She was 67 years old. Helen was born ln West Point, Mississippi to the late
Colonel Joseph and Helen Rankin, the middle of three children. She earned
a Bachelor degree from Howard University in Washington D.C. She was a
middle school teacher at Lady of Malibu in California, and then worked as a cell
biologist at Amgen for 17 years before her retirement.
She enjoyed reading, travelling and her beloved silky terriers Hershey and Susie,
as well as her special silky group that she grew so very close with over the years.
She is survived by her two sons, LLoyd J. Silvers of Carlsbad, California,
Elliot G. Silvers and his wife Lauren of Mercer Island, Washington and one
grandchild,Jameson S, Silvers; her sister Dianne R. Godfrey and her husband
James of Hot Springs, Arkansaw; her brother Joseph E Rankin, Jr. of Long
Branch, New Jersey and her niece Kimberly M. Davis and her husband Todd
and two ,grandnieces Quinn and Sloane of Alexandria, Virginia and a host
of cousins and dose friends including Dr. Tony & Dr. Frances Rankin, the
Honorable Michael & Honorable Zonora Rankin, Doug & Janet Rankin
Nettles, Ed & Sarah Weathersby, Marvin Weathersby, Michelle Weathersby, Ed
& Janet Murray, Terri Murray, Ken & Eva Murray, Keith & Gwen Esch, Sarah
Moore. Leon Moore, Karen Moore, Erman Clay, Tommy & Karen Clay, Van &
Margaret Chase, Crystal Swepson, Keith Chase, Steven Chase.
Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am nor there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow:
I am the diamond glints on snow.
1 am the sunlight on ripened grain.
1 am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
1 am the soft srars that shine at night.
Do not srand by my grave and cry;
I ain not there. I did not die.
Mary Elizabeth Frye
Order of Service
Opening Prayer.............................................................Father William Kerze
Daniel 12: 1-13................................................... Read by Marc Rankin, Ph.D
Reponsorial Pslam 27 .................................... Read by Anthony Rankin, Ph.D
1 John 3: 1-2 ..... ........................................... Read by John Mich ael Rankin
Matthew 5: l-12a ......................................................... Father William Kerze
Homily ........................................................................ Father William Kerze
Eulogy ............................................................................ Elliot Silvers, son
What a delight Helen was in speech class. She was so bright and quick witted with her tongue. She kept a rapid fire back and forth going with a classmate that made our heads spin with how clever her quick retorts were. She had a big heart and was just a delight. A pleasure to have known her.!!
Hazel B. Szabo, 64
OKEECHOBEE — Hazel B. Szabo, age 64, of
Okeechobee, died Monday, March 5, 2012, in
the Hamrick Home Hospice. She was born May
22, 1947 in Deal, N.J., to George and Hazel
The will be no public services.
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Online
condolences may be made at www.buxtonfuneralhome.
Yeagle, Chet Phillips, John Moran and me hung out and drank a lot colt 45. In fact we left of colt 45's to the junior class. This memory was on the Bar on Joline avenue. We all asked this guy to buy us a case of "colt". About a half hour later he came out with a case of coke. Yeagle said he had "power in the arm" and we needed to go in and get our colt 45. He said that a lot. Needless to say we never got out colt that night. Power of the arm.....that was bobby.
From Robert Guice on July 17th, 2020
July 11, 1947 -- July 1, 2020
To know Bob was to be his friend, and if you were his friend, you were de facto his family. With his big heart and gregarious nature, Bob seemed on a quest to adopt as much family as possible. While he had a lot of honorary family of the heart, he also had two sons, Marc and Brian and a stepson, Rob Middleton who he could not have loved more. Marc and his wife Stacy gave him the greatest gift of all, his two beautiful granddaughters, Ava and Alli. He would light up at the mention of their names and he reveled in their accomplishments, eager to tell anyone who would listen about how amazing they were. Bob loved basketball and was thrilled at how his granddaughter Ava followed in his footsteps to be a champion basketball player. It meant a lot to him that he could share his passion for sports with her and go to her games to cheer her on.
Bob was always quick to laugh or tell a joke, which further endeared him to many of us. He also loved 60’s music. When I would take him to his doctor’s appointments, he would switch the radio to the 60’s station and sing along to his favorites. He really enjoyed guessing the artist playing and seeing if he was right. It amazed me at how accurate he was, even with the tumor growing inside his head. One of Bob’s favorite things to do was go the Poconos and hunt each year. I suspect it gave him some solace and comfort to be with nature.
I hope that these words have brought you some positive thoughts of Bob and reminded you of how he might have made your life just a bit better by being a part of it. We all know Bob loved a good story, so please share your stories of him as a way of honoring Bob and keeping his memory alive. God bless you, Bob. May you rest in peace.