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In Memoriam 1/28/2020  
Eleanor Lame Brennan
Eleanor Lame Brennan PRINCETON JUNCTION Eleanor Lame Brennan, of Princeton Junction, NJ, passed away on Jan. 12, 2020. Eleanor was educated at the Mater Misericordia Academy, Mount St. Mary's Academy, Georgian Court University and the College of New Jersey. She was a lifelong artist, musician, athlete, and educator. Her entire life was spent helping others in any way she could. Eleanor exemplified compassion and faith in her every endeavor, with an infinite capacity for sharing joy or sorrow with those she met. She was the last surviving member of the Army Signal Corps unit that designed the landing craft for the invasion of North Africa, Operation TORCH, Nov. 8, 1942. Predeceased by her parents, Charles Joseph and Eleanor Ryan Lame, and her husband, Commander James M. Brennan Jr., she is survived by her son, James M. Brennan III. Arrangements by Kimble Funeral Home, Princeton, NJ. Kimble Funeral Home 1 Hamilton Ave. Princeton, N.J. 08542 (609) 924-0018
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Published in The Times, Trenton, on Jan. 26, 2020
In Memoriam 1/27/2020  
Mercy Sister Mary Blaise Miller, who grew up in Atlantic City, passes away

January 24, 2020

Sister Mary Blaise Miller, 93, Sister of Mercy and Atlantic City native, died on Jan. 16 at McAuley Hall Health Care Center in Watchung.

Through the influence of the Sisters of Mercy who staffed Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish in Atlantic City, she entered the Convent at Mount Saint Mary in Watchung in 1952.

Sister Blaise came to know the students at Mount Saint Mary Academy, as the school bus driver and became their confidante and advisor.

She became the secretary to the directress of the Academy and served for three terms until she was named the treasurer of the Academy. Sister also served as the administrative assistant to the development director at Georgian Court College (now University).

Sister Blaise retired at Mount Saint Mary and, finally, to McAuley Hall Health Care Center in early 2019.

She is survived by many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, and Sisters of Mercy.

A funeral Mass was celebrated on Jan. 21 at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, followed by burial at Holy Redeemer Cemetery in South Plainfield.

Donations may be made to the Sisters of Mercy Mid-Atlantic Community, 1645 Highway 22, Watchung, NJ 07069.
Condolences 1/21/2020  
Patricia Dombal

Manasquan -

Patricia Dombal, 78, of Manasquan, NJ died on December 29, 2019. Patricia was the daughter of John J and Mary Elizabeth McFadden of Fair Lawn, NJ. She graduated from Fair Lawn High School and continued her education at Georgian Court College graduating in 1963 with a degree in English. Patricia went onto become a senior buyer at Bamburger's for a number of years before choosing to stay at home to raise her son. During that time, she volunteered as a class mother, den mother, and at various community sponsored events. After moving to Manasquan in 2003, she volunteered as a docent at Georgian Court University for several years. She is survived by her husband Robert, her son Jonathan and his wife Charlene, sister Elizabeth McFadden, and two grandchildren. A memorial service is being planned for the spring.
Class Notes 1/14/2020  
Posted January 8, 2020

Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: PGC) and Peapack-Gladstone Bank announce the elevation by the Board of Directors of Maureen E. Hemhauser to Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer and Head of Compliance at Peapack-Gladstone Bank. In her current role, Ms. Hemhauser is responsible for administering the Bank’s Enterprise Risk Management Program and overseeing the Bank’s Regulatory Compliance, Bank Secrecy Act, OFAC and Anti-Money Laundering programs.
A financial services professional with 30 years of experience in the industry, Ms. Hemhauser was Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer at Peapack-Gladstone Bank since February 2015. Prior to joining Peapack-Gladstone Bank, she served as Senior Compliance Manager at FIS Global for established and de novo financial institutions throughout New Jersey and New York. She was also responsible for conducting monitoring reviews of all consumer compliance and CRA regulations, BSA risk assessments, BSA audits and BSA and Fair Lending training for boards of directors. She previously served at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as a Financial Institution Examiner and Supervisory Review Examiner in the FDIC’s New York Regional Office, where she was responsible for the management of bank regulatory and CRA examination caseloads of over 90 financial institutions in Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Puerto Rico.
Ms. Hemhauser holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Georgian Court University in Lakewood, New Jersey.
In Memoriam 1/2/2020
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In Memoriam 12/9/2019  
Deborah Ann Childers, 64, of Toms River, passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at home. Born in Hoboken, NJ, she was a longtime resident of Toms River. Deborah received her Bachelor's Degree from Georgian Court University in Lakewood. She was a 7th Grade Math Teacher for 20 years, working at Toms River Intermediate East and Toms River Intermediate South. Deborah loved to travel and spend time with her family and cherished grandchildren. She was predeceased by her beloved father Eugene Petersen. Surviving are her mother Ada Petersen; her son Jeffrey Childers and his wife Pamela; her daughter Katie Stein and her husband Michael; two brothers George Petersen and his wife Charlotte and Eugene Petersen; her sister Jamie Cameron and her husband Chris; and her adored grandchildren Dylan, Lilly, Bradley, Keegan and Siddalee. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Anderson and Campbell Funeral Home, 703 Main St. Toms River. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Anderson and Campbell Funeral Home in Toms River. Burial will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Toms River. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to National Alliance of Mental Illness at, by mail PO Box 4904 Baltimore, MD 21297 or by phone 888-999-6264.
In Memoriam 12/9/2019  
Louise F. Holley, 78, of Willingboro, New Jersey passed away on November 23, 2019. She was born on July 24, 1941, to Eugenia Crocket and Benjamin Fitzpatrick in Chesson, Alabama. Louise accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at the age of 9 at Day Street Baptist Church, Montgomery Alabama. She rededicated her life at the age of 16 at Weeping Willow Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama. Louise graduated from Booker T. Washington High School as Valedictorian and received an Alabama State College scholarship. She moved to New Jersey at age 18 to find work. While working, she attended and graduated from the following schools, Ocean County College (Associate Degree), Georgian Court College (Bachelor's Degree), Monmouth Bible Institute (Certificate), and Rutgers University (Masters Degree in Social Work). She retired from the State of New Jersey as a Social Worker and was chosen as the Social Worker of the year. Louise met and married John R. Johnson, in 1961 and from that union, they had two boys and one girl. Louise was a longtime member of Macedonia Baptist Church, Lakewood, NJ for over 60 years. She served as a Sunday School Teacher, Choir Member, Usher, and served on many boards and committees. She recently moved her membership to Bethany Baptist Church, Lindenwold NJ after moving to Willingboro, NJ to be close to her daughter and other family members. She loved to praise and worship God, serve in the ministry, send words of encouragement, cards, and letters to those who crossed her path. One of her passions was to share her pound cakes. She was predeceased by her parents, Eugenia Crocket and Benjamin Fitzpatrick; brother, Norman (Chuck) Cheeks; and god daughter, Ruby Pair. Louise is survived by her 3 children, Leonard Maurice (Aimee) of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, June Renee (Gary) of Willingboro, NJ, and Michael Lamonte (Vicki) of Mansfield, Texas; 10 grandchildren, Gary, Jr., Juneah, Jaren (Gabrielle), Lauren, Garon, Zayne, Zahna, Zyon, Zoelle, and Miles; 10 great grandchildren, Zariyah, Zakharie, Josiah, Eli, Genesis, Zion, Juelz, Solomon, Isiah, and Camron; 7 siblings, Leonard Cheeks, Janice Milton (John), Fredrick Cheeks, Edward Cheeks, Colleen Fitzpatrick, Thomas Fitzpatrick, and Patricia Jones; step mother, Jeanette Fitzpatrick; god family, the Ingram Family; 4 god children, Gregory Earl, Shaneen Worthy, Louwanna Harris, and Alicia Copeland; and a host of relatives and friends.
In Memoriam 12/9/2019  
Jeri C. Miele, 57, of Toms River passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Jeri became a resident of Toms River in 1974. She worked as a Research Chemist for Carter-Wallace. Jeri was a member of the Rotary Club of Point Pleasant, the Lion's Club, and the Ocean County Library. She was most known for her love of volunteering and always wanting to help others.

Visitation will be held at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave., Toms River, on Monday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Cremation will be private.
Condolences 12/4/2019  
In Memoriam 11/22/2019  
Publication info: South Florida Sun - Sentinel ; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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age 75, died peacefully on Saturday November 16, 2019 at her home in Davie, Florida. Sherry is survived by her children, David DiPasquale, Janine DiPasquale, Erik Josowitz, Michael Josowitz, their spouses, 14 grandchildren, and her mother-in-law Audrey DiPasquale. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Paul DiPasquale, her sister Janice Singer, and their parents, Nellie and Abraham Fader and Jean and Gabriel DiPasquale.
Sherry was born on May 22, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from Beth Israel Hospital School of Nursing in 1965, followed by a BA in Psychology from Georgian Court University and a Masters of Science in Health Occupations Education from Florida International University. She also received numerous certifications in education.
Sherry had a long career as both a caregiver and educator. She worked as a Registered Nurse for many years in New Jersey before moving to a career in education. She taught health occupations both in New Jersey at Ocean County Vocational Technical School and in Florida at Cooper City and Western High Schools. She completed her career in education as a high school guidance counselor at Hollywood Hills and Hallandale High Schools. In retirement she continued her life of community service as a volunteer Guardian Ad Litem for Broward County.
She was a loving mother and proud grandmother who enjoyed hosting family gatherings and holidays. She enjoyed travel, cruises, and visited many countries around the world. Her family and friends will always remember her as a lively, loving, and social woman who enjoyed life to its fullest.
A funeral service is scheduled for Thursday November 21st at 9am at Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Davie, FL with a Celebration of Life to follow at her home, also in Davie. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Sherry's life. Flowers can be sent to Forest Lawn Funeral Home, but donations in her name are preferred to be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at
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In Memoriam 11/15/2019  
Condolences 11/12/2019  
Andrew S. Battend
Wall - Andrew S. Battend, 73, of Wall, passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2019.
Mr. Battend was born in Pittsfield, Mass., to the late Andrew A. and Barbara (nee Coffman) Battend, and came to Manasquan as a child. He graduated from Manasquan High School and Monmouth College, and began his career with the American Arbitration Association, in the Labor Department, before going into education. He worked as Director of Annual Giving at Monmouth College and thereafter as Vice-President of College Advancement at Georgian Court College. In 1995 he earned his Master's Degree in Teaching at Monmouth College, and began his teaching career, first at St. Benedict Grammar School, and then at St. John Vianney High School, Holmdel, where he taught from 1999 until his retirement in 2013. He also served as a coach for various teams at St. John Vianney, as well as having been an umpire in several youth softball leagues. In addition he served on and chaired the St. Rose Grammar School Educational Council in 1991, and was named to Who's Who Among America's Teachers.

Mr. Battend is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Carmen (nee Rivera) Battend, as well as their children, Andrew Battend II, of Wall, and Lynn Marie Sandom and her husband Brian, of Minnesota.

Visitation will take place at O'Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy. 35, Wall, on Thursday, November 14, 2019, from 2-4 PM. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Rose Church, Belmar, on Friday, November 15, 2019, at 10:30 AM, followed by committal at St. Anne Cemetery, Wall. (Please meet at Church, as there will not be a procession from the funeral home.) In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Battend's memory may be made to St. Rose Church, 603 Seventh Ave., Belmar, NJ 07719, or to the Monmouth County SPCA, 260 Wall Street, Eatontown, NJ 07724. Condolences may be sent via <>.
In Memoriam 11/9/2019  
On Tuesday, October 22, 2019, Damaris Bray Sayce, loving wife and mother, passed away at the age of 87 at The Commons at Brightmore in Wilmington, NC. Damaris was born on November 16, 1931 in Camden, NJ to Mary and Albert Bray. She was the youngest of four children and a magna cum laude graduate of Georgian Court College in Lake Township, NJ with a degree in Business Administration. She married her late husband of 62 years, Donald Sayce, on October 30, 1954. They raised six children – four boys and two girls – and lived in various states during Don’s 20-year tenure in the Marine Corps. In 1974, Damaris earned a Master’s Degree in Library Science from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC and went on to enjoy a long and happy career as a librarian in the Beaufort County schools. Don and Damaris retired to Hampstead, NC and enjoyed many years of travels throughout the United States and Europe, and were active members of All Saints Catholic Church. Damaris had a passion for painting, poetry and fiction and was incredibly gifted at each. Her watercolors, oils and acrylics adorn the homes of her children and grandchildren, and many paintings can be found in private and corporate collections throughout southeastern North Carolina. Damaris was also a prolific writer and penned numerous collections of poetry, short stories and fairy tales. She had several poems published in national literary and religious magazines, and in 2000, published a book of poetry entitled "Poems for Love Letters." Damaris was known for her gentle spirit, beautiful smile and a reference librarian’s capacity for trivia, facts and figures. She was always up for a fun adventure with her kids and grandkids and enjoyed many a game of cards around the dining room table – most of which she won. She baked delicious pies, loved Johnny Cash and was a stunning beauty both inside and out. Damaris was a generous supporter of numerous charities, from Native American schools, veteran charities and animal welfare groups to various human services organizations. She was also a woman of deep faith and had an unwavering and lifelong commitment to the Catholic Church. Damaris was preceded in death by her husband Donald, her father Albert, her mother Mary and her sister Mary Ellen. She is survived by her six children, Steven of Los Angeles, CA; Donna (Gino) Troy of Austin, TX and Kure Beach, NC; John (Clare) of Austin, TX; Kurt (Vickie) of Fairfax, VA; Karl (Cindy) of Pinehurst, NC and Debbie (John) Elliott of Kure Beach, NC; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; her brother, John (Esther) Bray; sister, Patricia Matonak; and eight nieces and nephews. A visitation with the family will be held on Wednesday, October 30 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel at 4108 S. College Road in Wilmington, with a recitation of the rosary at 7:30 p.m. A funeral mass officiated by Father Ryszard Kolodziej will be held on Thursday, October 31 at 10:00 a.m. at the Basilica Shrine of St. Mary at 412 Ann Street in Wilmington. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Bonaventure Indian Mission and School, 25 Navarre Blvd W., Thoreau, NM 87323. The family would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the staff at The Kempton and Commons at Brightmore, and Dr. Mary Rudyk and her staff at Senior Health Associates for their loving care of Damaris during the last several years of her life.
Class Notes 11/7/2019  
Myriam C. Barthole '02, released a her book, A Home for Chicky.

A Home for Chicky celebrates cultural diversity and the different traits we all have that make us very special.

Myriam is a retired teacher from Lincroft, New Jersey. She holds a master's degree in education from Georgian Court University and a bachelor's degree in translation from the University of Montreal, Canada. Before becoming a teacher, Myriam worked for close to twenty years at the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF). She lives in New Jersey with her husband, Carl, and has two grown children, Cynthia and Patrick.
Class Notes 11/7/2019  
Adam Binder '07, founder of Creative Click Media was named as one of NJBIZ's 40 Under 40
Class Notes 11/7/2019  
Nina Robinson Britton '03 was named to the WRAT Teachers Who Rock Class of 2019. Nina is a 4th Grade Teacher at Bayville Elementary School in Bayville, NJ.