2001-01-31 / Obituaries


MARGARET "PEGGY" ALLAIRE MacDONALD JEFFERY, 66, of Red Bank, died Jan. 17 at New York University Hospital, N.Y. Born in Red Bank, she previously lived in Lincroft and resided in Red Bank the past 10 years. She was a homemaker. She was a member and active with the Sunday school choir of the First Presbyterian Church at Red Bank-Tower Hill, Red Bank. She was president of the Lincroft Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. She was a member of the founding family of Allaire State Park. Her activities included volunteering at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, and serving as president of the Coordinating Council of Middletown South High School. She was predeceased by her parents Robert G. and Margaret S. Sutton MacDonald. She is survived by her husband, Robert J. Jeffery Sr. of Red Bank; two sons, Robert Jeffery Jr. of Freehold and Peter M. Jeffery of Millstone; two sisters, Roberta Braswell of Shrewsbury and JoAnn Smiley of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and four grandchildren. Services were arranged by John E. Day Funeral Home, Red Bank, with services at the First Presbyterian Church at Red Bank-Tower Hill. Interment was at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, New Jersey Affiliate Inc., Vantage Court North, 200 Cottontail Lane, Somerset 08873; or the American Heart Association, 2550 Route 1, North Brunswick 08902-4301.

FELIX J. BELLMAN, 82, of Oakhurst died Jan. 17 at the Cornell Medical Center, New York. born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he lived in Wanamassa before moving to Oakhurst 40 years ago. He was a sales manager for International Truck Parts, Howell and Hillside. Prior to that, he was the owner of Bellman Auto Supply, Bradley Beach and Eatontown, for 15 years. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Asbury Park. He is survived by his wife, Frances Gladys Cohen Bellman of Oakhurst; two daughters, Susan Ellen Lovitch of Pompano Beach, Fla., and Andrea Ilean Wolff of Morganville; his brother, Allan Bellman of Tamarac, Fla.; his sister, Sophie Talmidge of Plantation, Fla.; and four grandchildren. Services were arranged by Belkoff-Goldstein Funeral Chapel, Lakewood. Interment was at Toms River Jewish Community Cemetery, Toms River. Memorial donations may be made to Children’s Institute, Prader-Willi Program, Free Care Fund, 6301 Northumberland St., Pittsburgh, PA 15217.

LIPA TAGNER, 79, of Manalapan died Jan. 23 at Atlantic Coast Rehabilitation and Health Center, Lakewood. Mr. Tagner was born in Chrzanow, Poland, and had resided in Brooklyn, N.Y., before moving to Manalapan in 1954. He was the proprietor of Hoboken Wine and Liquors, Hoboken, before his retirement. He was a vice president of the Perrineville Jewish Center, Millstone; and a member of Chrzanow’er Young Men’s Association. Mr. Tagner is survived by his wife, Bronia Schwarzbard Tagner; two daughters and a son-in-law, Esther and Barry Torem of Needham, Mass., and Frances Tagner of Wayne; a sister and brother-in-law, Malka and Meyer Bajtel of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one nephew; one niece; and cousins. Funeral services were held at the Perrineville Jewish Chapel, followed by interment at Perrineville Jewish Cemetery, Millstone. The Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold, was in charge of arrangements.

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