2002-09-27 / Obituaries


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PHILIP D. POOLE, 48, of Long Branch died Aug. 29 at home. Born in Long Branch, he resided there most of his life. He was a merchant seaman for more than 20 years. He was an active firefighter for the West End Engine Company, Long Branch, and a member of The Seamens Union. He was predeceased by a brother, Peter Poole. He is survived by his parents, Jane and Frank Poole of Atlantis, Fla.; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, F. Mark and Linda Poole of Boynton Beach, Fla., M. Craig and Cindy Poole of Freehold, and Vincent Poole of Lake Worth, Fla.; three nephews; and one niece. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Long Branch. Interment was at Mount Carmel Cemetery, West Long Branch.

KATHLEEN M. COBB, 83, of the Oakhurst section of Ocean Township, died Sept. 6 at home. Born in Newark, she lived in Sea Bright for 30 years, prior to moving to Oakhurst two years ago. She was predeceased by her husband, George J. Cobb in 1998; and a daughter, Gail Zamora in 1996. She is survived by two sons, George W. Cobb of Sandy, Ore., and Frederick J. Cobb of Sea Bright; three daughters, Georgeanne Lariccia of Lake Hiawatha, Patricia Underhill of North Carolina, and Kathleen Ciccone, with whom she lived; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

MARY ROSE CRITELLI FALVO, 80, of West Long Branch died Sept. 7 at home. Born in Long Branch, she was a lifelong resident. She was a sewing machine operator at Century Sportswear, Long Branch, for 35 years, retiring in 1987. She was also a lunch monitor at Betty McElmon Elementary School, West Long Branch. She was a parishioner and a member of the Altar Rosary Society at St. Jerome Roman Catholic Church, West Long Branch. She was predeceased by her husband, Anthony Falvo Sr., in 1996; and a brother, Anthony Critelli. She is survived by her son, Anthony Falvo Jr. of West Long Branch; three daughters, Angela Graniero of Vero Beach, Fla., and Barbara Le Furge and Maria Falvo, both of West Long Branch; two brothers, Louis Critelli of Oceanport, and Patsy Critelli of Denver; her sister, Nancy Shuda of Sparta; and five grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Jerome Roman Catholic Church, West Long Branch. Entombment was at Woodbine Mausoleum, Oceanport.

Stewart Fisher, assistant artistic director of N.J. Repertory Company, Long Branch, died Sept. 22. Cause of death was believed to be an aneurysm, according to a spokeswoman for the theater company.

Fisher, 37, who lived in Park Slope, Brooklyn, N.Y., is survived by his wife, Dana Benningfield, literary director for the company; his parents, Al and Louise Fisher, both Seattle; two sisters, Sandra Purvine and Sharise Fisher; and a brother, Scott.

A noted cabaret performer and jazz vocalist, Fisher served as associate artistic director for Evergreen Theatre in Seattle, and production director for FantastiKids, an educational theater company in Seattle and Los Angeles.

At N.J. Rep, Fisher directed the company’s inaugural production, Ends, by David Alex; Adult Fiction by Brian Mori; The Girl With the High Rouge by Vincent Sessa; Naked by the River and Slave Shack by Mike Folie; and many staged readings.

He held a degree in humanities from Sarah Lawrence College, New York, was a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. A memorial will be held at the theater at a later date.

WILLIAM McKINLEY LOGAN JR., 56, of Red Bank died Aug. 30 at home. Born in Long Branch, he lived in Ocean and Eatontown before moving to Red Bank 10 years ago. He was a supervisor for the N.J. Department of Transportation, Trenton. Prior to that, he was a foreman for Bendix, Eatontown. He was a former member of the John Johnson Elks Lodge, Eatontown. He was predeceased by his parents, William M. Sr. and Bernice Goode Logan; and his son, William McKinley Logan III. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie A. Logan and Brian Carden of Neptune; three brothers and one sister-in-law, Robert and Theresa Logan of Red Bank, Daniel Febus of Long Branch, and Charles Febus of Red Bank; a sister and brother-in-law, Elsie A. and Charles Mitchell of Irvington; three grandchildren; and his companion, Brenda M. Johnson of Red Bank. A funeral service was offered at Calvary Baptist Church, Red Bank. Interment was at White Ridge Cemetery, Eatontown. Memorial donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, Bridge Avenue, Red Bank 07701.

WILLIAM J. MOSHER SR., 80, of Tinton Falls died Aug. 26 at home. Born in Hudson Falls, N.Y., he had lived in Lincroft and Shrewsbury before moving to Tinton Falls in 1965. Mr. Mosher was co-owner and founder of Red Bank Drapery Shop, Red Bank. He previously was a drapery buyer for various department stores, including Montgomery Ward in Maryland, Scranton Dry Goods in Scranton, Pa., and Stanfords in Dubuque, Iowa. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a graduate of the University of Illinois, where he received a bachelor’s degree and was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity. Mr. Mosher was predeceased by two sisters, Marjorie and Lucille Mosher. He is survived by his wife, Mary C. (née Mullen); three sons, William J. Jr. and Robert, both of Tinton Falls, and James of Magnolia, Del.; three daughters, Carolyn Burns of Jackson, Elaine Mutz of Brick and Nancy Mosher of Woodbridge; and six grandchildren. Interment was in Holmdel Cemetery, Holmdel.

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