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In Memoriam: Obituaries for the Week of April 13 – 19, 2012

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William J. Craparo, Middletown; Jillian Teresa Dinger, Fair Haven; Daniel J. Immordino, Hazlet; Elizabeth J. Krippendorf, Middletown; Mildred K. Layton, Middletown; Lillian May Murphy, Shrewsbury Township; John H. Paraskevas, Lincroft; Lillian M. Perry, Sayreville, formerly of Middletown; Adelheid Charlotte “Heidi” Scalco, Middletown; William P. Schuchert, Middletown; Carol F. Thorne, Middletown

William J. Craparo

William J. Craparo, 82, of Middletown, died on April 4 at Meridian Rehabilitation Center in Shrewsbury. He was born in New York, N.Y. and lived in Middletown for over 50 years. Bill worked as a laborer for Middletown Township for 37 years before his retirement.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Craparo. Surviving are his daughters, Ann Craparo of Middletown, Ruth and her husband Christopher Anderson and his twin grandsons, Christopher and Matthew Anderson, all of Middletown. He is also survived by his brother, James and his wife Carole Craparo of Middletown and many nieces and nephews.

John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown, was in charge of arrangements.

 Jillian Teresa Dinger

Jillian Teresa Dinger, 19, of Fair Haven, died on April 6. She was a 2011 graduate of Rumson Fair Haven High School. She was a beautiful, sensitive young woman, full of love for children, animals and all in need. She had many interests: among them creative writing, teaching at the Church of Nativity’s Summer Bible Camp, and playing in the NJ State Youth Orchestra for many years. During summer breaks she worked at and was a member of Sands Beach Club in Sea Bright. She was dearly loved by the children for whom she babysat. Jillian was enjoying her freshman year at SUNY Albany where she majored in psychology. She was on the dean’s list, earning a 3.8 GPA. Jillian was a communicant of The Church of the Nativity, Fair Haven.

Jillian was predeceased by her maternal grandmother, Frances Lipari. She is survived by her parents, Harry A. Dinger Jr. and Andrea (Lipari) Dinger; sisters, Chelsey Jordan and Gabrielle Victoria both at home, her maternal grandfather, Joseph Lipari of Hopatcong; paternal grandparents, Harry Sr. and Joan Dinger, of Hackettstown; uncles, Joseph Dean Lipari and wife Lenore of Bloomfield, John Dinger and wife Lisa of Baltimore, Ohio, Mitchell Dinger and wife Beverly of Mountain Lake, aunt, Linda Tillou and husband Travis of Bartonsville, Pa., great-aunts, Delia Parasole of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Dawn Yeager Trembler of Phillipsburg; cousins, Lindsey, Taryn and Avery and her best friend Matthew Clayton of New Paltz, N.Y.

John E. Day Funeral  Home, Red Bank, was in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made in Jillian’s memory to Family Promise c/o Church of the Nativity.

Daniel J. Immordino

Daniel J. Immordino, 57, of Hazlet, died on April 8 in New York City. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and lived in Houston, Texas, Lake Hiawatha and Hazlet for the last 20 years. He worked as a controller for MFP Real Estate in New York City. He was a member of Keansburg Pentecostal Church and also coached and worked for the Special Olympics in Brooklyn for several years.

Surviving are his wife, Tammy Immordino of Hazlet; his step-daughter, Heather Carn of Enid, Oklahoma; his parents, Rev. Daniel and Mary Immordino of Middletown; his brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Hannah Immordino of Middletown; his sister and brother-in-law, Marie and Mario Misciagna of Hazlet; his brother, John Immordino of Sterling, Va. and his nieces and nephews, Jonathan, Nicholas, Danielle, Dante, and Ariela.

John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown, was in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth J. Krippendorf

Elizabeth J. Krippendorf, 97, of Middletown, died on April 1 at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank. She was born in Newark. Elizabeth worked as a bookkeeper for Middletown Pharmacy. She was a member of the Middletown Women’s Club.

Surviving are many nieces and nephews. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, Fredrick Krippindorf in 1982.

John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown, was in charge of arrangements.

Mildred K. Layton

Mildred K. Layton, 93, of Middletown, died on April 8. She was born in Newport, N.H. and lived in Middletown from the time she was in the sixth grade. She was a graduate of Leonardo High School and worked as a telephone operator for NJ Bell in Red Bank for 29 years. Mildred was a member of the Middletown Reformed Church for 81 years and president of its Ruth Circle. She was past president of the Red Bank/Freehold Telephone Pioneers and past president of the Middletown Township Leisure Group.

Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Kristine Layton of Albany, N.Y.; son and daughter-in-law David and Mary Layton of Cherry Hill; grandchildren, Christopher and Kevin Layton and Jessica Layton-Whitman, and great-grandchildren, Kayla Layton, Shawn Whitman Jr., Alexander Layton, Zoey Whitman and Ellie Layton.

Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Layton in 1997.

Visitation will be held Thursday, April 12, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. A funeral service is scheduled for Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Middletown Reformed Church, 121 Kings Highway, Middletown, NJ 07748.

Lillian May Murphy

Lillian May Murphy, 81, of Shrewsbury Township, formerly of West Caldwell, died at home on Easter Sunday, April 8.  Lillian was born in Medford, Mass. to Leon and Doris (Bibby) Buteau. She was a sixteen-year employee in the floral department of Foodtown in Red Bank. Lillian was a communicant of St. Dorothea’s RC Church in Eatontown where she assisted in the food pantry. She was a devoted and caring wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Lillian was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Deane V. Murphy in 1989, and in 2006 her sister, Eleanor Cusinato.

She is survived by her children; Steven D. and wife Maria of Toms River, Michael K. and wife Debra of Bellevue, Nebraska, Eileen M. England and husband Jeffrey of Hazlet and Rosemary A. Younger and husband Kevin of Tallahassee, Fla.; her brother, Leon J. Buteau of West Orange; 10 grandchildren; Stacey, Jason, Kelly, Nicole, Brian, Dean, Sara, Alison, Otto and Tony; three great-grandchildren; Mattox, Kylie and Levi and many friends.

A memorial Mass will be offered on Friday, April 13 10 a.m. at St. Dorothea’s RC Church, 240 Broad St., Eatontown. Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Keyport. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Lillian’s memory to St. Barnabas Hospice, 300 Second Ave., Long Branch, NJ 07740.

John H. Paraskevas

John H. Paraskevas, 91, of Lincroft, died on April 8. He died on Easter morning after celebrating Holy Saturday with his wife Audrey, his children and grandchildren in a heartwarming and festive family gathering.

Born on October 2, 1920 in New York City, John, known as Parky to friends and business associates, grew up in Roselle. He attended Roselle High School, graduated from Kings Point Merchant Marine Academy in 1944 and Newark College of Engineering shortly thereafter. He served in the Navy during World War II as a lieutenant commander on the USS ***iTALS Lindenwald ***ENDTALS and assisted with the rescue of a Portuguese battleship while serving on the ***ITALS Richard Henry Dana. **ENDTALS Parky participated in the Pacific, European and Middle Eastern arenas of combat as a chief engineering officer.

John was extremely proud of his 50-year career at Baker Castor Oil, which later became NL Industries. As a communicant of St. Leo the Great Church, he was an initial member of the church, Holy Name Society, and St. Joseph’s Society. He was a member of the Middletown Shade Tree Commission, VFW, American Legion, Plant Engineers Association, and the N.J Board of Education Vocational Advisory Committee. He was the consummate host with a passion for cooking, fishing, golf, poker, building things, telling stories and entertaining family and friends.

His greatest achievement was his 60-year marriage to his beloved wife Audrey (nee Elder) and their family. He was predeceased by his parents, Harris John and Bronia Paraskevas, his brother Paul Paraskevas and his sister Anita Paraskevas Stauffer. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son and daughter-in law David and Bucki Paraskevas of Tinton Falls and his five daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Anne and Vincent O’Brien of Scituate, Mass., Rose Marie and Charles Leitner of Darien, Conn., Christina and Jeffrey Carlson of Lincroft, Ellen and Alexander Krasutsky of Shrewsbury, Alexis and Randy Rosen of Rumson; brothers Angelos Paraskevas and George Paraskevas, and sisters Helena Bauersachs and MaryAnne Stephans.  His 18 grandchildren, Audrey, Austin, Conor, Shea, Sara, Emily, Charlie, Maureen, Anders, Ingrid, John, Harry, Alexander, Julie Anne, Abigail, Chloe’, Harrison, and Phoebe will miss their beloved Grandpa Yonkou,

Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 12 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank, NJ. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, April 13 at 10 a.m. at St. Leo the Great Church, 50 Hurley’s Lane, Lincroft. Cremation will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the John H. Paraskevas Memorial Fund, USMMAAF, PO Box 222011 Great Neck, NY 11022 or The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509 New York, NY 10018.

Lillian M. Perry

Lillian M. Perry, 78, of Sayreville, died on April 5 in Red Bank. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and lived in Middletown for 30 years before moving to Sayreville recently. Lillian spent much of her life as a wife and mother. When she was young she worked for New Jersey Bell Telephone as an operator and later in life she went back to work at McDonald’s after her husband’s retirement. She was a member of the Bell Wagoneers, with whom she went on many camping trips, and she was an ardent churchgoer at King of Kings Lutheran Church.

Surviving are her two sons and daughters-in law, David and Dawn Perry and Henry and Betty Lou Perry; her daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and Joseph Prunyi, and her 12 grandchildren.

Lillian was preceded in death by husband, Vincent Perry in 1996, her parents, Nik and Louise Mohr, and her sisters.

John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown, was in charge of arrangements.

Adelheid “Heidi” Scalco

Adelheid Charlotte “Heidi” Scalco, 82, of Shadow Lake Village, died at Riverview Medical Center surrounded by her daughter and grandson on April 9. Heidi was born in Vienna, Austria to Alois and Johanna (Kroisenbacher) Schallner. She met her husband in Austria while he was serving in the Army and they were married in Vienna in 1952. She became a proud military wife and traveled the world. Once settled in New Jersey she became an employee of the State of New Jersey at New Lisbon Developmental Center. She served for 21 years dedicated in caring for the mentally impaired and rose through the ranks as a supervisor. She had strong compassion in working with Down Syndrome. Heidi and Frank moved to Shadow Lake Village in Red Bank from Pemberton 16 years ago to be closer to the light of their life, their grandson.

Her husband, Francisco, “Frank,” predeceased Heidi in 2005. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Scalco of Fair Haven, her grandson, Daniel of Fair Haven, sisters; Trude Mähr of Feldkirch, Austria, Finni Donnenbauer of Enns, Austria, and Helga Riegler of Enns, Austria.

Those that had the good fortune of knowing Heidi have been blessed by her love of laughter and sincere concern for others. Heidi was known for her strength and charm. She had made many friends at Shadow Lake Village and was blessed to have so many caring friends.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 14 at 10 a.m. at Saint James Roman Catholic Church in Red Bank.

Interment will be private. John E. Day Funeral Home, Red Bank entrusted with arrangements.

William P. Schuchert

William P. Schuchert, 88, of Middletown, died on April 9in Middletown. He was born in West Mifflin, Pa. and moved throughout the United States during his life before settling in Pittsburgh. In 1968 he moved to Middletown. William proudly served his country in the United States Army in World War II during the Ardennes Campaign. While serving, he received two Bronze Stars. After leaving the military, he studied at Duquesne University. After graduating, he worked at American International Group where he became an executive for AIG specializing in the area of taxes until his retirement. He was an active member of Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge Fort Monmouth Chapter 56.  He loved golf, playing cards with his friends, enjoyed his grandchildren’s sporting events and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

Surviving are his loving wife and best friend of 63 years, Betty Lou Schuchert; his cherished daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Eric Van Exter and Valerie and Kent Herring; his beloved grandchildren, Courtney, Philip, Kyle, and Lauren; his two sisters, Marie Gibson and Marcella Sikora and his fifteen nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Thursday, April 12, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, April 13 at 9 am at the funeral home. A Funeral Liturgy will be offered Friday, April 13 at 10 a.m. at St. James RC Church, Broad St., Red Bank. Entombment will follow at Fair View Mausoleum, Middletown.

Flowers are deeply appreciated or donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, 370 7th Avenue, Suite 1802, New York, New York 10001.

Carol F. Thorne

Carol F. Thorne, 76, of Middletown, died on April 6 in Paterson after a long illness. She was born in Somerville and lived in Middletown for most of her life. Carol worked as a seamstress for Interials in Marlboro retiring in 1998. She was a crossing guard for the Middletown Police Department until 1980. She was a communicant of St. Catherine’s RC Church in Middletown and was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Middletown Elks, Lodge 2179, Belford.

Surviving are her two sons, Ronald W. Thorne of Manahawkin and Richard C. Thorne of Middletown; her sister, Shirley Reilly of Plympton, Mass.; her brother, Bud Guggino of Sandwich, Mass.; her granddaughter, Candice Kelly Thorne; and her grandson, Ronald William Thorne, II.

Carol was preceded in death by her husband, Capt. William C. Thorne of the Middletown Township Police Department in 1989 and by her parents, Frank and Edith Guggino.

John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown, was in charge of arrangements.

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