Kathleen Rumbolo (nee Clark) of Ortley Beach section of Toms River, NJ passed away on Monday January 14, 2019 at Community Medical Center, Toms River, NJ surrounded by her family. Kathleen was born in Camp Lejuene, North Carolina she lived in Elizabeth, NJ before moving to Ortley Beach, NJ 49 years ago. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Seaside Heights, NJ. Kathleen was a Homemaker. She is predeceased by her husband Paul Rumbolo. She is survived by her loving children, Michael and his wife Bonnie of Toms River, NJ, William and his wife Debby of Orltey Beach, NJ, Kathleen Scardilli and her husband Steve of Brick, NJ, Karen Stever and her husband Alan of Toms River, NJ, Paul and his wife Joanne of Union, NJ Joanne Naturile and her husband Tony of Toms River, NJ, her brothers; Michael, William and James Clark, thirteen grandchildren and three great grandchild. Family will receive friends on Thursday January 17, 2019 3-7pm at Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals 809 NW Central Ave. Seaside Park, NJ . A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday January 18, 2019 at 10am Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Seaside Heights, NJ. Burial will follow to Ocean County Memorial Park, Toms River, NJ. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 Condolences may be sent by visiting www.ryanfuneralhome.com
Thomas C. Kerr, 78, of Toms River, NJ passed away peacefully at home on January 13, 2019 after a battle with lung cancer. He was born in Newark, NJ to the late William and Anna Kerr (nee Snee), one of 7 children, all proud 1st generation Irish-Americans. Tommy, as his friends and family called him, graduated from Orange’s Our Lady of the Valley High School, Class of 1959, before enlisting in the U.S. Army, where he served in the 101st Airborne at Fort Campbell, Ky. During his service he received the Good Conduct Medal, Parachutist Badge, and Sharpshooter Badge. After honorable discharge, Tommy worked as a clerk at the Short Hills, NJ Post Office, retiring in 2003 after 40 years of service. Tommy also loved volunteering at the NJPAC, and in his local community as a member of Holiday City West in Toms River, delivering the local newspaper and always lending a helping hand and a witty quip to his neighbors. It was at work where Tommy met his future wife, Evelyn, and they were married in 1986. Tommy and Evelyn shared a love of Monmouth Park, watching Wimbledon, and the arts, particularly opera and Broadway musicals. Tommy and Evelyn welcomed twins—John Kerr and Valerie Kerr-Conner—in 1987, and another son, the late Kevin Kerr, in 1988. The twins remember his kindness, generosity, and good humor, and their many evenings spent together at the movies, or reading at the local Barnes & Noble café. Tommy was happy to see both children find love and marriage. In addition to his loving wife and kids, Tommy is survived by his adoring sisters, Sheila Masterson and Margaret Karosen, and his brother, Edward Kerr, all of whom he would talk with on the phone nearly every day. He’s also survived by his brothers-in-law Richard Masterson and Lee Karosen, sister-in-law Bridget Kerr, and numerous nieces and nephews (and great-nieces and nephews) whom he loved very much. He was predeceased by his brothers John and William, his sister Ann DiGasper, and brother-in-law Anthony DiGasper. Visitation will be held at Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, 145 St Catherine Blvd, Toms River on Wednesday, January 16 from 3-7 PM. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Maximillian Kolbe R.C. Church on Thursday, January 17 at 11:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations in Thomas’ name to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ryanfuneralhome.com.
Joseph D. Gannacci, 90 of Berkeley Township formerly of Middlesex died January 10, 2019. He was born April 4, 1928 in Plainfield New Jersey to the late Nicholo Gannacci and Concetta Fabrocini Gannacci. Joe was deeply loved by his family and friends for his warm, kind and gentle spirit. He was the comedian of the family whose smile would light up the room. Joe was loved and adored by his siblings and all his nieces and nephews of his large Italian family. His greatest joy was attending family events with his loving wife, Louise, always by his side. Joe loved being with the family for holidays, celebrations, milestones, Sunday night dinners or just a visit for a cup of coffee. Known as the “family helper” he was always there, with Louise by his side, when a family member was ill or needed assistance. Very proud of his Italian heritage, his favorite meal was a huge bowl of delicious homemade pasta and a nice glass of red wine. Known as the well-dressed man with the signature mustache, he had a passion for dancing and being with his family. Joe served his country in the United States Marine Corps in China immediately after World War II. He was called again to serve, within the states, during the Korean War. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Joseph is predeceased by his parents and sister, Phyllis DelliSanti. Joseph is survived by his devoted wife, Louise Soletto Gannacci; sister, Mary DiPace of Scotch Plains; sister-in-laws, Virginia Mastriana and her husband Joseph of Freehold; Bertha Soletto of Manahawkin and many nieces and nephews that he loved and adored as if they were his own children. Family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, January 18, 2019 from 4pm to 8pm at Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, 145 St. Catherine Blvd., Toms River. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 am, Saturday, January 19, 2019 at St. Maximilian Kolbe RC Church. Committal services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital https://www.stjude.org/ or The American Cancer Society https://www.cancer.org/ Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ryanfuneralhome.com