Bon Jovi Mourns Death Of His Mother, 83, Remembers Her 'Can-Do Attitude' Bon Jovi Mourns Death Of His Mother, 83, Remembers Her 'Can-Do Attitude'
Bon Jovi Mourns Death Of His Mother, 83, Remembers Her 'Can-Do Attitude' The mother of New Jersey rock and roll icon Jon Bon Jovi has died, according to an obituary. Carol Bongiovi died at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch on Tuesday, July 9, her obituary said. A cause of death was not given for the 83-year-old who was three days away from her 84th birthday. Bongiovi was remembered as an entrepreneur who operated several businesses and the founder of her son's fan club. "Our mother was a force to be reckoned with, her spirit and can-do attitude shaped this family," Bon Jovi said in a statement to People. "She will be greatly missed." In 195…
Bridgewater Mom Dies Suddenly At 42: 'Wonderful Woman Loved By All' Bridgewater Mom Dies Suddenly At 42: 'Wonderful Woman Loved By All'
Bridgewater Mom Dies Suddenly At 42: 'Wonderful Woman Loved By All' Kate Bennett, a 42-year-old Bridgewater resident died suddenly on Wednesday, July 3, according to a fundraiser set up to support her family. Bennett is being remembered as a woman who was always smiling, had an infectious laugh and was always smiling, according to her obituary.  She worked as an office manager for a doctor in the Robert-Wood Johnson Barnabas Health System, her obituary reads. I still cannot believe this happened. I am still at a loss for words. I lost a really great close friend very... Posted by Tara Kunie on Friday, July 5, 2024 "Kate was a wonderful woman …
Family Rallies For Support After Jackson Twp. Swimmer Found Dead In Delaware River: Fundraiser Family Rallies For Support After Jackson Twp. Swimmer Found Dead In Delaware River: Fundraiser
Family Rallies For Support After Jackson Twp. Swimmer Found Dead In Delaware River: Fundraiser A family was rallying for support after a Jackson Township man died while swimming in the Delaware Water Gap, according to a fundraising campaign. A GoFundMe page was created in memory of 24-year-old Jeysson Osorio Reyes. His body was found after he went missing in the Delaware River near Milford Beach in Milford, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, June 29. Osorio's GoFundMe page had raised more than $1,200 from at least 17 donations as of Wednesday, July 3. "I please ask all the people that if you can help with whatever comes from your heart," wrote Mayra Diaz, the fundraiser's org…
NJ Murder Victim, 21, Killed As Puppy Tried Protecting Her, Campaign Says NJ Murder Victim, 21, Killed As Puppy Tried Protecting Her, Campaign Says
NJ Murder Victim, 21, Killed As Puppy Tried Protecting Her, Campaign Says The victim of a recent murder that rattled a small New Jersey town has been identified in various social media posts and by a campaign launched for her family as a 21-year-old animal lover. Amanda Pulver, of Hackettstown, was shot and killed on Thursday, June 27, the Warren County Prosecutor's Office said. Amanda's 8-month-old puppy, Dunkin, was also apparently killed. As reported by Daily Voice, the shooting happened that morning on Alphano Road in Independence Township. Later that day, Anthony Garvin, 34, of Netcong, was arrested in connection with the shooting in Berks County, …
Victim Of Manchester Shooting, 25, Was 'Vibrant' Mom Survived By Young Son, Obituary Says Victim Of Manchester Shooting, 25, Was 'Vibrant' Mom Survived By Young Son, Obituary Says
Gabriella Caroleo Killed In Manchester Shooting Shock and sadness spread following the shooting death of a Gabriella Caroleo, a 25-year-old Ocean County resident. Gabriella was identified by a GoFundMe campaign as the victim of the Thursday, June, 27 Manchester shooting. Among those left mourning her loss is her son, Calvin Brodie Jr., who is 3 years old. "Gabriella has left us all way to soon," reads the campaign launched by Matthew Souders. "She was taken from us on June 27th in the horrific shooting in Manchester. The family is so heartbroken over this tragic loss." "We are raising money for Gabriella’s funeral so we all can say our…
Mom Of 4 Killed In Crash Was EMT, Newly-Promoted NJ Corrections Department Employee Mom Of 4 Killed In Crash Was EMT, Newly-Promoted NJ Corrections Department Employee
Mom Of 4 Killed In Crash Was EMT, Newly-Promoted NJ Corrections Department Employee Condolences are pouring in for the family of Brandy Woolson, a local first responder and mom of four, whose vehicle was struck by a dump truck that police said failed to yield at a stop sign, as reported by Daily Voice. Woolson, 43, was employed by the NJ Department of Corrections for the past eight years where she held several positions between Bayside and South Woods State Prisons, according to an obituary published by Hoffman Funeral Home. The DOC mourned her loss on Facebook, noting Woolson had recently been promoted. "Mrs. Woolson was a dedicated member of the SWSP and …
Toms River Dad, Church Musician With 'Angelic Voice' Dies After Motorcycle Crash: Fundraiser Toms River Dad, Church Musician With 'Angelic Voice' Dies After Motorcycle Crash: Fundraiser
Toms River Dad, Church Musician With 'Angelic Voice' Dies After Motorcycle Crash: Fundraiser A Toms River father died from his injuries after he was hit and dragged by a car when he fell off his motorcycle, according to a memorial fundraiser. A GoFundMe page said 30-year-old Collins Oluleti died on Wednesday, June 12. The father of a two-year-old girl was returning home from church when he crashed in Manchester Township on Sunday, June 9. Oluleti's GoFundMe page had raised more than $1,300 from at least 17 donations as of Friday, June 21. "He was a musician who loved playing the keyboards and had an angelic voice," wrote Anel John, the fundraiser's organizer. "He played …
Jersey Shore HS Employee Suffers Cardiac Arrest Before Vasectomy, Dies At Hospital: Fundraiser Jersey Shore HS Employee Suffers Cardiac Arrest Before Vasectomy, Dies At Hospital: Fundraiser
Jersey Shore HS Employee Suffers Cardiac Arrest Before Vasectomy, Dies At Hospital: Fundraiser A Howell Township man died after going into cardiac arrest right before having a vasectomy, according to a fundraising campaign. A GoFundMe page said Michael Vacchiano went to Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch for the procedure on Thursday, June 13. When he was brought into the operating room, he threw up, aspirated, and went into cardiac arrest. Doctors tried life-saving measures but Vacchiano went into cardiac arrest again. Specialists traveled from Newark Beth Israel Medical Center to connect him to a life support machine to relieve lung pressure and get his organs to func…
NJ High School Hockey Player Collin Zavoda Dies, 15 NJ High School Hockey Player Collin Zavoda Dies, 15
NJ High School Hockey Player Collin Zavoda Dies, 15 Collin Zavoda, a 15-year-old student athlete at Bridgewater High School died unexpectedly on Monday, June 10, according to a campaign launched for his family. A native of Edison, Zavoda moved to Bridgewater in 2013 and was active in the community, playing baseball and hockey, his obituary on the Bridgewater Funeral Home website reads.  An avid hockey fan, Collin also worked as a hockey referee, according to his obituary and helped lead his club hockey team to a championship. The rising sophomore was also an active Boy Scout who enjoyed fishing, boating and skiing, his obituary rea…
Rutgers Student, Edison Resident Noah Koenig Dies, 20 Rutgers Student, Edison Resident Noah Koenig Dies, 20
Rutgers Student, Edison Resident Noah Koenig Dies, 20 Noah Benjamin Koenig, of Edison, died suddenly on Friday, June 7, according to an obituary published by Dangler Funeral Home. He was 20 years old. Noah graduated from John P. Stevens High School in Edison in 2022, and joined the Cub Scouts in the first grade, his obituary said. He continued his journey with Boy Scouts where he earned the highest rank of Eagle Scout.  As a sophomore at Rutgers University, Noah majored in criminal justice so he could follow in the footsteps of his uncle, Robert Laureano, his obituary said. He was a member of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity at Rutgers. …
South Jersey Woman Killed In Pennsylvania ATV Crash, State Police Say South Jersey Woman Killed In Pennsylvania ATV Crash, State Police Say
South Jersey Woman Killed In Pennsylvania ATV Crash, State Police Say A 22-year-old woman died at the scene of an all-terrain vehicle crash on Sunday, Pennsylvania State Police in Gettysburg announced the following day. Evelyn Pineda Guadron, of Hightstown, New Jersey, was riding the Yamaha YFM7RAL ATV in the 400 block of Birch Run Road in Menallen Township near the Michaux State Forest in Shippensburg.  She lost control  of the ATV around 6 p.m. on June 9, PSP detailed in the release That's when she fell off “due to the decrease in elevation just off the roadway," as stated in the release. But the ATV kept g…
Rocky Gannon, Decorated WWII Fighter Pilot From Ocean City, Dies At 99 Rocky Gannon, Decorated WWII Fighter Pilot From Ocean City, Dies At 99
Rocky Gannon, Decorated WWII Fighter Pilot From Ocean City, Dies At 99 An Ocean City native who was a decorated fighter pilot and World War II veteran has died. Roland "Rocky" Gannon "passed quietly and peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by family" on Tuesday, June 4, according to his obituary. He was 99 years old. Gannon was born on a kitchen table in a house without electricity or running water in Palermo, NJ on Sunday, Mar. 8, 1925. He was the youngest of five children. At 17, Gannon left for Army Air Corps pilot training on the morning of his junior prom in 1943. "For the next year he took college courses and completed several different aviation sc…
Mom, 31, Killed In Route 9 Crash Was Risk Management Exec With Enormous Heart Mom, 31, Killed In Route 9 Crash Was Risk Management Exec With Enormous Heart
Mom, 31, Killed In Route 9 Crash Was Risk Management Exec With Enormous Heart The woman killed in a crash earlier this month in Central Jersey is being remembered for her abounding love and dedication to her family. Kristina Godich, 31, of Manalapan, was riding in a BMW at the time of a multi-vehicle accident around 1 a.m. Sunday, June 2, on Route 9 in Old Bridge, as previously reported by Daily Voice. Godich was pronounced dead at the scene, and five others were injured. According to her obituary on the Freeman Funeral Homes website, Kristina is survived by her son, Jayson, her husband, Ben Futerman, her parents Arthur and Marina Godich, and countless other clo…
Brick Township Realtor Believed Slain By Son Was Her Family's 'Heart And Soul' Brick Township Realtor Believed Slain By Son Was Her Family's 'Heart And Soul'
Brick Township Realtor Believed Slain By Son Was Her Family's 'Heart And Soul' A Howell Township mother who prosecutors said was stabbed to death by her son is being remembered as her family's "heart and soul." Loretta Parody, 61, died on Monday, June 3 and police arrested 25-year-old Robert Parody at the family's home on Porter Road just before 1:30 a.m. Investigators said Robert Parody entered his mother's bedroom and stabbed her in the chest while she was sleeping. Loretta Parody was rushed to a hospital where she was pronounced dead. Robert Parody was charged with first-degree murder and was held at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution to await a…
IT Consultant, NJ Dad Suffers Stroke, Dies While Hiking, Campaign Says IT Consultant, NJ Dad Suffers Stroke, Dies While Hiking, Campaign Says
IT Consultant, NJ Dad Suffers Stroke, Dies While Hiking, Campaign Says Support is on the rise for the family of a 50-year-old New Jersey man who suffered a stroke and died on Friday, May 31. Umashankar Bandi was seemingly the epitome of health, having participated in Olympic qualifiers in rowing, run countless marathons, and conquered numerous sections along the Appalachian Trail, according to a GoFundMe campaign. "It was during one of these hikes that he experienced the heart attack," reads the campaign, launched by a group of friends of the Monmouth Junction dad, "a testament to his adventurous spirit and love for the great outdoors." Left to mourn his…
Atlantic City High School Superfan Full Of 'Viking Pride' Dies: Fundraiser Atlantic City High School Superfan Full Of 'Viking Pride' Dies: Fundraiser
Atlantic City High School Superfan Full Of 'Viking Pride' Dies: Fundraiser A man known for his passion and love for Atlantic City High School sports has died, according to a fundraising campaign. A GoFundMe page said John Bucci died on Sunday, June 2 at around 7 a.m. The man nicknamed "John John" was an Atlantic City high graduate "with Viking pride" and was last employed by the city's school district. The GoFundMe had raised more than $12,000 from at least 190 donations as of Monday, June 3. "John was loved by so many, around the clock visits by so many, calls and text," Bucci's niece Theresa Gibson wrote on the fundraiser's page. "He was very well known in…
American Water Employee Killed In NJ Construction Zone Crash Was Hardworking Dad American Water Employee Killed In NJ Construction Zone Crash Was Hardworking Dad
American Water Employee Killed In NJ Construction Zone Crash Was Hardworking Dad Kyle Sease was not just an American Water Employee. He was a father, a son, a husband, a U.S. Army veteran, and so much more. "This was my baby," his heartbroken mother, Joanne Devine, said in a Facebook post. "My son. He was so much more than an 'American Water Employee.'" Sease, 26, was killed and three of his colleagues injured when their crew was hit by a vehicle at a job site on White Horse Pike in Magnolia on Wednesday, May 29, just before 10 a.m. A GoFundMe started by Sease's coworkers of  Water Workers Local 99 had raised $78,000 as of Saturday, June 1. A Sicklerville f…
Collin Jimenez, NJ Bartender Dies Suddenly At 27 Collin Jimenez, NJ Bartender Dies Suddenly At 27
Collin Jimenez, NJ Bartender Dies Suddenly At 27 Collin Jimenez, a Linden native, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 15, according to his obituary.  Born in New Brunswick, Jimenez lived in South River and Linden, graduating Linden High School in 2016, his obituary reads. He was manager for Bonefish Grill in East Brunswick and worked at 33's Tavern in South River as a bartender, according to his obituary. In his free time, Jimenez enjoyed playing video games and spending time with his family and friends, especially his daughter Emily, his obituary reads. A fundraiser has been set up to support Emily. As of Friday, May 24, more than …
Zsolt Mihalyfalvi, Hillsborough Resident, Dies At 45 Zsolt Mihalyfalvi, Hillsborough Resident, Dies At 45
Zsolt Mihalyfalvi, Hillsborough Resident, Dies At 45 Zsolt Mihalyfalvi, a 45-year-old Hillsborough resident died unexpectedly on Sunday, May 12, according to his obituary on the Hillsborough Funeral Home website. Mihalyafalvi was born in Romania where he graduated from university with a degree in computer science in 2001, his obituary reads. He later met and married his wife Rebecca in 2008 and they had two children, according to his obituary. Mihalyfalvi loved nature, fishing and using his Stihl chainsaw for woodcutting, his obituary reads. He enjoyed building warm fires and roasting marshmallows with his kids, according to his obituary. H…
Amber Jones, Jersey Shore Medical Center Employee, Dies Surrounded By Family, 28 Amber Jones, Jersey Shore Medical Center Employee, Dies Surrounded By Family, 28
Amber Jones, Jersey Shore Medical Center Employee, Dies Surrounded By Family, 28 Amber Jones, a 28-year-old surgical technician from Monmouth County, died on May 15, surrounded by loved ones, according to her obituary on the Buckland Funeral Home website. Amber, affectionately known as "Brown Sugar," graduated from Long Branch High School in 2013 and later earned a medicate associates degree from Brookdale College. In 2019, she became a certified surgical technician. Amber had been working as an OB tech at Jersey Shore Medical Center and as a surgical tech at the Eye Surgery Center, her obituary says. She is survived by her son, Tevon Jr. (TJ); his father, Tevon; her p…
'Fun-Loving And Warm' Central Jersey Woman Dies After Being Found In Vehicle: Police 'Fun-Loving And Warm' Central Jersey Woman Dies After Being Found In Vehicle: Police
'Fun-Loving And Warm' Central Jersey Woman Dies After Being Found In Vehicle: Police A Middletown woman died after she was found unconscious behind the wheel of a vehicle, authorities said. Middletown police responded to the report of a vehicle that drove off the road near the intersection of Wilson Avenue and Collinson Drive at around 12:36 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, the department said in a news release. Officers found 60-year-old Carol Calvano unresponsive and slumped over the steering wheel. After officers performed CPR, paramedics rushed Calvano to HMH Riverview Medical Center. She was pronounced dead at the Red Bank hospital. According to her obituary,&…
Baby Killed By Falling Tree Was Visiting Family In NJ, Campaign Says: 'Our Hearts Are Broken' Baby Killed By Falling Tree Was Visiting Family In NJ, Campaign Says: 'Our Hearts Are Broken'
Baby Killed By Falling Tree Was Visiting Family In NJ, Campaign Says: 'Our Hearts Are Broken' The family of a 6-month-old baby is seeking support after his tragic death during a recent trip to New Jersey. Micah Gasin was visiting his grandparents in Verona when he and his grandfather were killed by a falling tree on Monday, April 29, while they were lying in a hammock. The tree in the back of their West Lincoln Street home became uprooted and fell on the two, Verona police said. "Micah was the happiest baby anyone ever met," Ben Canales, who organized a fundraiser for the family, based in San Diego, said. "He had a smile that could light up a room, and strangers would stop in the s…
NJ Loan Officer Was Fighting For Access To Promising Drug Before He Died, 43 NJ Loan Officer Was Fighting For Access To Promising Drug Before He Died, 43
NJ Loan Officer Was Fighting For Access To Promising Drug Before He Died, 43 Michael Smith, a Frelinghuysen resident, died on Sunday, April 28, with his wife by his side after battling stomach cancer, according to his obituary and various social media posts. He was 43. Born in Dover, Smith spent two decades working with Huntington National Bank, according to his obituary on the Cochran Funeral Home website. His LinkedIn page shows he was a mortgage loan officer. In his free time, Smith enjoyed golfing, cooking, fishing and hiking with his dog Jackson, according to his obituary. Smith penned a Facebook post in August 2023 explaining his prognosis, noting that h…
NJ Pizzeria Mourns Loss Of Popular Employee: 'He Was The Krispy Man' NJ Pizzeria Mourns Loss Of Popular Employee: 'He Was The Krispy Man'
NJ Pizzeria Mourns Loss Of Popular Employee: 'He Was The Krispy Man' Andy Loncarevic had a special talent: Making strangers feel like they belonged. That's what many customers of Krispy Pizza in Old Bridge are saying following the 42-year-old Sayreville father's death on Thursday, April 25. A cause of death was not made public. Posted by Antonietta DiRosa Vega on Sunday, April 28, 2024 An immigrant from Montenegro, Andy was remembered on a GoFundMe campaign as a dedicated and hardworking family man. Nearly $54,000 had been raised as of press time. "It is with heavy hearts that we share the tragic news of the passing of our beloved family member, Andy," …
'Kind And Generous' Brick Township Teen Whose Organs Were Donated After Deadly Crash Remembered 'Kind And Generous' Brick Township Teen Whose Organs Were Donated After Deadly Crash Remembered
Catalina Reinoso Obituary A Brick Township teen whose organs were donated after she died from car crash injuries is being remembered as a kind and generous young woman. Catalina Reinoso Arquero died on Friday, Apr. 19 at 18 years old, according to her obituary. She was a recent graduate of Brick Township High School and worked at the Marshall's department store in Brick. Reinoso's obituary said she was "always kind and generous with everyone." "She was liked by all who knew her," the obituary read. "She was a happy, friendly girl who loved music, pets, and being with her friends, her longtime boyfriend, Coty, …
Stephen Gallagher, Former Police Chief In Morris County, Dies At 66 Stephen Gallagher, Former Police Chief In Morris County, Dies At 66
Stephen Gallagher, Former Police Chief In Morris County, Dies At 66 Stephen Gallagher, who served as police chief in Hanover Township, died recently at the age of 66, according to his obituary. Born in Montclair, Gallagher spent most of his life in Morris Plains and had recently moved to Waretown, his obituary reads. After earning his degree from the College of St. Elizabeth, Gallagher became Chief of Police for the Township of Hanover, retiring in 2016 after 34 years serving the township, according to his obituary. Gallagher also served as President of the Morris County Police Chief Association, was a member of the Morris Plains Rotary and volunteered for …
North Wildwood Restaurant Worker, 21, Dies From Fall North Wildwood Restaurant Worker, 21, Dies From Fall
North Wildwood Restaurant Worker, 21, Dies From Fall Melissa E. O'Malley, a Delaware County native and University of Tampa student, died "following a tragic fall" on Sunday, April 14, loved ones wrote in her obituary. She was 21.  Born in Philadelphia, O'Malley attended Marple Newtown High School and was a junior studying marketing and public relations at UT, her obituary says.  She held a part-time job at Dairy Joy, an ice cream shop in Tampa, and worked at the Surfing Pig in North Wildwood, NJ, according to the restaurant. Friends, coworkers, and loved ones posted tributes on social media.  It is with great sadness…
Douglas Yorke Jr., Passionate Author From Jersey Shore, Dies After Easter Sunday Crash Douglas Yorke Jr., Passionate Author From Jersey Shore, Dies After Easter Sunday Crash
Douglas Yorke Jr., Passionate Author From Jersey Shore, Dies After Easter Sunday Crash A Monmouth County author died from his injuries after an SUV struck him while he rode his bike on Easter Sunday, authorities said. Douglas Yorke Jr., 72, of Red Bank, was hit by a black 2017 Honda HR-V at around 5:45 p.m. on Sunday, Mar. 31, a Shrewsbury police spokesperson said. The crash happened on Samara Drive, just south of Obre Place. Yorke was brought to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune to be treated for his injuries. He died at the hospital on Thursday, Apr. 11, according to his obituary. The driver stayed at the scene of the crash. No charges or summonsed have bee…
John Dabrowski, Salon Owner From Somerset County, Dies At 57 John Dabrowski, Salon Owner From Somerset County, Dies At 57
John Dabrowski, Salon Owner From Somerset County, Dies At 57 John Dabrowski, a Branchburg resident and Bayonne resident, died on Monday, April 8, at the age of 57, according to his obituary on the Stellato Funeral Home website. A graduate of the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Dabrowski worked as an IT consultant before making a career transition and becoming co-owner of About You Salon in Bayonne, his obituary reads. In his free time, Dabrowski was a history buff who enjoyed watching documentaries and was a movie buff who could quote lines and discuss trivia, according to his obituary. https://www.stellatofuneralhomes.com/obituaries/john-da…
NJ College Student Killed Two Months Before Graduation By Suspected Drunk Driver: Campaign NJ College Student Killed Two Months Before Graduation By Suspected Drunk Driver: Campaign
NJ College Student Killed Two Months Before Graduation By Suspected Drunk Driver: Campaign Friends and loved ones were rallying to support the family of a college student from Burlington County who was killed by a suspected drunk driver, according to a fundraising campaign. Yolanda Pacheco, 22, of Mount Holly, died on Thursday, Mar. 28 when a car crashed into her SUV in Hamilton Township. A state police spokesperson said troopers responded to the crash on Black Horse Pike near the Penny Pot community at around 12:26 a.m. A GoFundMe page had raised more than $21,000 from at least 435 donations as of Wednesday, Apr. 3. "We are all heartbroken and left to pick up the pieces to give…
NJ's Alexis DeLuca Dies Suddenly, 20: Obituary NJ's Alexis DeLuca Dies Suddenly, 20: Obituary
NJ's Alexis DeLuca Dies Suddenly, 20: Obituary Alexis Nicole DeLuca, of Moorestown, died suddenly on March 22, according to an obituary published by Falco, Caruso & Leonard Funeral Home. She was 20 years old. Alexis was a 2021 graduate of the Massanutten Military Academy in Woodstock, VA, her obituary said. After graduation, Alexis worked for the US Post Office in Rio Grande. My heart hurts beyond belief. So incredibly hard to watch one of my best friends Kathy Raroha embark on this path. No... Posted by Kimberly Brody Muckenfuss on Sunday, March 24, 2024 While she was in high school, she worked as a lifeguard and swi…