In Memoriam: Native Rumsonite, RFH Grad, Volunteer, Judy Hoyt Dorn, 78

Native Rumsonite, Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) graduate, volunteer and area dental hygienist, Judy Hoyt Dorn, of Ocean Township, formerly of Little Silver, died peacefully at home on Jan. 11 after a long illness.

She is remembered in many capacities, from school to work to church to family and to animals.

Judy Hoyt Dorn
Photo/family via Thompson Memorial Home

“Judy was known for her warm personality and giving heart, regularly putting herself before others. Over the years, she volunteered with the Little Silver First Aid Squad; at the Red Bank Salvation Army; and as a Reading Buddy at the Red Bank Primary School. A member of the First Presbyterian Church at Rumson for her entire life, Judy enjoyed the fellowship and faith the church community shared. Her hours of volunteer work with the church and its community reflect the strong faith she carried throughout her life. She loved tending her flower and vegetable gardens, and summer after summer she shared bushels of veggies with friends and family. She treasured time with her many friends, whether playing tennis, enjoying the beach in Sea Bright, or just sharing a cup of (black) coffee and breakfast …
Whether caring for family pets, thrilling at the sight of a hummingbird at her deck feeder, or trying to pet every dog she met on a trip to Alaska, Judy’s heart embraced all creatures, especially those who needed love the most. She will be remembered for her contagious laugh, ready smile, and wonderful hugs.”

Loved ones of Judy Hoyt Dorn in her obituary

More about Judy …

After graduating from RFH, Judy graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Dental Hygiene program.

Throughout her career as a hygienist, she worked for several local practices, most recently with Drs. Gardiner and DiTuri, formerly of Fair Haven, now in Shrewsbury.

“Judy’s greatest role was as a wife, mother, and grandmother,” family said in her obituary. “She was a Brownie troop leader, room mother, PTO president, and RBR booster. She rarely missed a chance to cheer on her daughters – and, later, grandchildren – at sporting events, recitals, school programs, or graduations. She and the warm home she created served as the hub for family events of all kinds, most notably her epic Thanksgivings for extended family. Judy adored her four grandchildren, who knew her as Pipsie, and they could always count on her for birthday parties, pool time, or simply having fun playing, baking, or reading.”

Judy was predeceased by: a sister, Sarah B. Robison; and a brother, Andrew Hoyt.

She is survived by: her loving and devoted husband of 55 years, Daniel W. Dorn, Jr.; three appreciative daughters, Cassandra Dorn (Donna Maerz), of West Long Branch; Nancy Smith (Michael), of Little Silver; and Sarah Wichilfil (Steven), of Ocean; four grandchildren, Avery and Hoyt Smith and Ada and Fin’ian Wichilfil; her sister, Cornelia Drew, of Mount Pleasant, SC; and eight nieces.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on March 5, 2022 at the First Presbyterian Church at Rumson, with a celebration of life to follow at The Raven and the Peach, Fair Haven.

Donations to commemorate Judy’s life can be made to the Associated Humane Society in Tinton Falls (ahsppz.org).

— Edited obituary provided by family via Thompson Memorial Home

Prosecutor: Juveniles Charged in High School Hazing, Criminal Sexual Contact, Sex Assault Incidents

Complaints against juveniles in connection with sexual assault and hazing incidents have been filed against a number of Wall Township High School students as the result of two separate investigations conducted by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced on Monday.    

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In Memoriam: Former Longtime Rumsonite, Prominent Area Developer, Vincent J. Russo, 93

Former longtime Rumsonite, Forrestdale School wood shop teacher and prominent area developer, Vincent J. Russo, passed away peacefully at his Oceanport home, “in the care of his faithful caregiver of eight years, Kofi Kubi,” on Jan. 3. He was 93.

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Police Appreciation: Retro Rumson PD

Reprise in honor of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Appreciating Rumson police …

It wouldn’t be a true honoring of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day without taking a look back at Rumson police as well, belated as it may be. They call the area the Rumson-Fair Haven area for a reason — community.

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Police Appreciation: Retro Fair Haven PD

Fair Haven police of decades ago and a few years ago/Photos … FHPD

The following is a reprise of last year’s (Jan. 13) ode to Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, which was Saturday, Jan. 9. In case you missed last year’s the sentiment is the same. A big thank you! Here’s to the Fair Haven officers.
Rumson PD will be featured tomorrow.

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day was Jan. 9. So, looks at Fair Haven police of the past and present were peppering social media.

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Police Report: Burglary, Theft, Assault, Weapons Possession, Drugs, DWI

The following December criminal incidents and arrests were reported by Red Bank police. An arrest does not constitute a conviction.

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Prosecutor: Company Manager Charged with Pilfering $2.2 M From Employer

The office manager of a Tinton Falls-based construction company has been criminally charged with swindling her employer out of more than $2.2 million over the course of seven years, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced on Monday.  

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Focus: Down By the River 2021

River time is coveted time for Rumson-Fair Haven area people. Stealing away to capture its peace is a time-honored, often daily, tradition.

Here’s our window into what the river view brought us in 2021.

(Click on one photo to enlarge and scroll. Enjoy! Ahhhhh … river time!)

The most popular was the black-and-white “A Leg Up” — a testament to survival with a river view during pandemic times.

— Photos/Elaine Van Develde exclusively for R-FH Retro

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Remembering Longtime Fair Havenite, Jeweler Horner Williams, 88

“A primary attribute of fine jewelry is its unaltered beauty as time passes on, and through the years a finely designed precious gem acts as the catalyst to remind us of grand occasions past and ties and ages together.” ~ Horner Williams

A gem is what longtime Fair Havenite and area jeweler Horner S. Williams was to the many whose lives he touched, whether it be with the creation of a piece of fine jewelry or his refined gentlemanly presence. With the first announcement of his passing on Dec. 31 at 88 through now, messages of condolence and appreciation have flooded social media saying so, in so many words.

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Scene Around: A Fair Haven of Snowfall

From the still of the night to the pristine blanket in the morning, that first glimpse of a new snowfall is a window into moments of peace and purity.

However short the untainted peek, the solace it offers is generous. Enduring. So, take in the untouched Fair Haven snow moments from night to bright sunlight from the yards of three — Susan Culbert (night), Andreea Fegan/Little Bites of Joy (morning), Chris Rodriguez (light) — and exhale.

Hold on to that serenity snippet while you shovel it. Then read all about the upcoming weather for the weekend.

(Click on one photo and scroll for a full view. Enjoy!)

And here’s the weather from the National Weather Service …

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