Obituaries

Howard M. Spellman
B: 1943-09-18
D: 2019-10-14
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Spellman, Howard M.
Eileen "Honey" Baumgartner
B: 1927-10-10
D: 2019-10-13
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Baumgartner, Eileen "Honey"
Peter Guidice
B: 1949-06-15
D: 2019-10-11
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Guidice, Peter
Richard Sarraf
B: 1949-07-28
D: 2019-10-11
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Sarraf, Richard
James Gregory Burns
B: 1967-03-06
D: 2019-10-09
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Burns, James Gregory
Donna Mooney
B: 1955-12-08
D: 2019-10-09
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Mooney, Donna
Hans Thomsen
B: 1934-05-09
D: 2019-10-08
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Thomsen, Hans
Hubert Benteler
B: 1932-05-23
D: 2019-10-06
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Benteler, Hubert
Gladys Mertens
B: 1924-12-10
D: 2019-10-05
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Mertens, Gladys
Marion Dwyer
B: 1929-05-24
D: 2019-10-03
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Dwyer, Marion
Lillian Schott
B: 1945-08-02
D: 2019-10-03
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Schott, Lillian
Mary Reilly
B: 1935-12-30
D: 2019-10-02
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Reilly, Mary
Jeanne Hofacker
B: 1930-05-21
D: 2019-10-02
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Hofacker, Jeanne
Lillian "Fran" Shaffer
B: 1938-04-18
D: 2019-10-02
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Shaffer, Lillian "Fran"
George Reilly
B: 1938-07-13
D: 2019-10-02
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Reilly, George
Judy McKahan
B: 1949-08-17
D: 2019-10-01
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McKahan, Judy
Madeline Ferrentino
B: 1926-08-01
D: 2019-10-01
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Ferrentino, Madeline
Joan McCrann
B: 1936-01-01
D: 2019-10-01
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McCrann, Joan
Leland Cooper
B: 1983-10-12
D: 2019-10-01
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Cooper , Leland
Gertrude Dudash
B: 1925-05-30
D: 2019-09-29
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Dudash, Gertrude
Barbara Yodowitz
B: 1930-07-26
D: 2019-09-27
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Yodowitz, Barbara

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Toms River, NJ 08755
Phone: 732-505-1900
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Peace of Mind and Heart

Before, During and Beyond

Timothy E. Ryan Owner/Senior Director

N.J. Lic. No. 3103

How to Plan a Funeral

When faced with a loss, many confront the question with regards to making funeral plans, “where do I start?”. Typically the first decision to be made is that of burial vs cremation followed by the choice of a traditional funeral or a memorial service. Also consider creating a list of who will be in attendance. These details will be especially useful for the initial meeting with the funeral home. Here is a short guide on how to plan a funeral.

How It Works

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Making Funeral Plans

Final Disposition Options: It is our priority for you to make an informed and educted decision. We will explain every option in full detail so you have a complete understand what you are choosing. 

Type of Ceremony: When choosing a type of ceremony, it is mostly chosen with the deceased beliefs in mind with  traditional funeral plans, or celebrated in a more modern way with a celebration of life. Either way, the options are endless and we will work with you every step to arrange a perfect service to pay tribute to your loved one. 

Gathering Information: There is a lot of information required to move forward with planning. It can be overwhelimg and easily forgotten. Our staff at Timothy Ryan will make sure nothing is missed, assisting you with gathering the neccessary documents. 


Memorial Items: We can provide you with a variety of products for before, during, and after the service. Choose from memorial DVDs, caskets, urns and much more.

Handling the Logisitics: We are determined to allow you and your family to start the healing process sooner than later. We will make sure all the logistics are taken care of including the remains being taken care of, valet service for your family, and anything esle you might require.

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Financing Options: There will be no hidden costs - ever. You and your family will know exaclty what you are paying for. We will review and explain your entire quote with you until you fully understand.

Finalizing the Arrangements: After all of the documents have been signed, and you are satisifed with all of your decisions, we will create a permanent file for you. This is also critical for those pre-planning for yourself or a family member.

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Funeral Planning

On the below pages, we provide further advice with regards to planning cremation services or celebrations of life. 
 
Preparing For a Funeral Service
What is involved in preparing for a funeral service? The specific details largely depend on whether you are a member of the immediate or extended family, or simply a guest. Learn more about preparing for a funeral in this section of our website.
How to Plan-a-Celebration of Life
Because it's an opportunity to showcase someone's unique life story and achievements, today's celebration-of-life is a deeply personal event. If you think such an event is the right choice for your situation, here's what should know about planning celebrations-of-life.
Funeral Service Trends
Today's families can choose from a wide variety of funeral services ranging from the traditional to a more personalized celebration-of-life. In this section, we invite you to learn more about the change in funeral service trends.