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Personal Expressions

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The loss of someone you love is never easy. It is important for family and friends to have the opportunity to celebrate the life and memories of their loved one. If you wish to share a personal expression in remembrance of someone who has passed, please go to their respective tribute page to leave a message. 

Below is an archived list of past Personal Expressions before we introduced the new tribute pages. 


Personal Expressions

Albert Lee Beal

August 18, 1930 - March 9, 2008

Daddy you are in our hearts until we meet again. We all love so much and love you so deeply. Mommy misses you so much and loves you so deeply. Love your only daughter. Margarete 

My father taught his children how to love one another. He taught me as a child how to be a lady at all times. He was a great hunter and a great fishermen. He taught his sons how to fish and hunt. He was a very good cook and taught me to cook. He was a loving husband and father. He is missed very deeply. Margarete (Beal) Brown


Louise Berger-Stephens

April 5, 1922-August 23, 2003

Everything I do in my life, I believe is guided by her touch and watched over by her spirit. I believe she smiles, cries and dreams with me.

Nanny was my only grandmother. I waited too long to tell her how I felt and learn all about her, and now, I have regrets and can't dig for enough information about her. I do believe she gives me strength when I am at my weakest points. 


Christine Connolly

August 14, 1967 - interment January 29, 2010

In God's loving care.

My dear Chris, mom and pop miss your smile and your bright blue eyes that lit up the room. Your laughter was addicting to all around you. I miss your daily call love you. Looking forward to seeing you again .


Edith C. DiDonato

August 6, 1924 - August 13, 2008

You are going to college.

She cared much more for her family and relatives than she did for herself. Barry DiDonato


Barbar Jo DiStefano

February 1957 - February 2009

Joy, I will miss you and will miss the warmth in your heart you had for me. Words cannot describe the hollow feeling I have. My world will never be the same without you. One day I'll be laying right next to you and we'll be together again. I will never f 

Joy was a great woman who loved life and tried to live it the best she could everyday. She inspired many, many people how she lived her life battling her illness right to the end. What a strong person she was. Charles DiStefano, Jr. 


Joseph Errico

Date of Interment -- April 6, 2009

Dear Dad, I think about you every day and miss you very much. When I walk in the house I expect you to say, "It's about time you got here!" I Love you, T 

You came to watch us run in the Spring Lake Five several times. You loved the cookies they had for the runners. One year, you stuffed your shirt with as many as you could. I have the pictures to prove it! We laughed for days! We still laugh about it now. Love, Tina 


John Halko

June 19, 1916 - March 2008

Honor thy father and thy mother.




Alice Halko

June 19, 1917 - April 2005

Honor thy father and thy mother.




Carole Jenkins

1941 - 2005

I got you babe.

Carole, You were my wife, my life and my inspiration. Since I can't hold you in my arms right now, I am holding my memories of you in my heart. Love, Ted 


Linda Karczewski

March 9, 1950 - March 2, 2015



My oldest sister was the most loving and kind person. She was genuine and took care of me so much in our younger years. She will always be in my heart. I love you, Linda, and I will miss you much until the glorious day we meet again in Heaven.


Linda Karczewski

March 9, 1950 - March 2, 2015

1st Corinthians

My Mother was the most caring and loving person I ever met. I was truly blessed to have her as a mother. She was the best Mother/Grandmother for my son Ryan that I could ask for. Although she is no longer with us, she will live on in my heart forever.


Geraldine Knox

September 21, 1935 - April 8, 2015

Palms 23

She would always tell everyone she meets. Come go to church with me. That left a special place on people hearts.


John Kosztyu

September 23, 1923 - November 1, 2000



I miss you so much. Our love goes on forever. Shirley T. Kosztyu


Barbara Lincoln

April 10, 1942 - March 5, 1999



Our friendship was golden. You were always there for me and I miss you dearly. Your Sister, Kate 


Annie L. McClease

July 26, 1937 - April 22, 2017

Pray and stay in your lane




Annie L. McClease

July 26, 1937 - April 22, 2017

Hoppin but not stoppin!!




Jaime Michelle Mickle

February 7, 1950 - March 9, 2002

Love is missing someone whenever you're apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you're close in heart.

Jaime you are the best friend in the world and I will never forget you. PPGs forever.... Amy Mickle 


Dolores r Mille

October 1, 1929 - January 25, 2006

The first hundred years are the hardest.

We were married 46 years. We had two children and one granddaughter who is just home from Iraq. William Miller, Sr. 


Michelle Alexis Morales

January 1985 - July 2003

Where hope grows, miracles blossom. 

Michelle had a kind, yet strong spirit. She had a loving heart, yet she did not know how she touched so many at a very early age. I never understood how someone so young could have such an impact on others, then she was taken away from us and it all became very clear. She was not born to here for too long, so she rushed through all the things she wanted to do. She was always in a hurry. I would say, Michelle, slow down, you have plenty of time and she would some times get angry with me. I just didn't know, but now I do, and I think, gee, I wish I had listen more and reacted less. She wise beyond her years, she was an old soul who came down to finish whatever unfinish business she had left behind, or to learn whatever lessons she had not learned from a previous life. Her soul knew and Michelle acted upon her gut feeling. I only wish I had known. What I do know, as I write down my thoughts, is that I am so glad she was my child. I am glad I had her for 18 years, I am so glad I was loved by such a amazing human being. I am glad I have such an advocate in heaven. I feel so blessed to have had such an amazing child.


Irene B. Morgen

October 19, 1913 - October 18, 2000

John Chap. 14 v. 2,3: In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. And if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. 

The verse from the Gospel of John was my mother's favorite bible verse. Mom was the hardest working woman I ever knew, and she cared for her family with every ounce of her being. Her 86 plus years were filled with joy and sorrow, and her hands were gnarled with the labors that never ceased. When we said, "Mom, sit down and rest awhile" she would answer, "I'll rest when I'm dead." So, Mom, now, Rest in Peace with Jesus. Love, Ruth, John & Mark 


Tom Osborne

May 11, 1941 - May 2, 2001

You walk among the angels.

Loving husband and father, husband and grandfather.


Richard Owens

May 1961 - September 2010

To the love of my life 

The 22 years we shared were the best years of my life. I will love you forever. Merry Christmas and Krystal, Heather and I miss you terribly. 


Helen Reed

May 11, 1925 - March 30, 2003

Tho heaven and earth divided us and the distance seems a lot, there's a flower still blooming between us, it's the sweet FORGET ME NOT!

My mother was an aspiring and wise woman who loved life and loved me unconditionally.


Helen D. Reed

May 1925 - April 2004

But Those that wait upon the lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles. They shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and not faint.

There are those in our lives that reach out to us with deep acts of kindness. They share with us the gift of their time, they listen, they say they care, and they give you words of encouragement.They are people like you who brings gifts of hope. A tender clasp of the hand and comforting hugs. But the most generous gift of all was knowing you. Thank you so much for opening your arms to me and making me feel welcome in the family, we will see each other in the kingdom of heaven one day. Love always, Naomi S. Reed


Thomas R. Reed, Jr.

December 1947 - July 2006

I'll be looking at the moon, but I'll be seeing you.




Thomas R. Reed, Jr.

December 13, 1947 - July, 2006

I'll be looking at the moon, but I'll be seeing you! 




Thomas R. Reed, Sr.

September 20, 1921 - March, 2002

The love of God is like the ocean. You can see its beginning but not its end.

Thoughts of you are gently wrapped in little prayers . . . for heaven you are in watching over all of us and smiling upon us, as you are an angel assigned to watch over us. I know the happiness that fills your heart as you look down upon us.We miss you, dad, and we know that we will see you again in the kingdom of heaven. Love, Naomi S. Reed 


Thomas R. Reed, Sr.

September 20, 1921 - March, 2002

I will see you again when we will sit at the table with the Lord as our host and enjoy milk and honey. I look forward to that day. 




Charles F. Salewski

October 15, 1932 - September 6, 2007

Miss you brother.

I miss our trips to the shore and visitimg each other. 


Charles and Claire Salewski



Charles died September 7, 2007 and Claire died November 10, 2006 '"I love you both and miss you dearly. Not a day goes by that I don't think about you. You were great parents!" 

Thanks for everything! Love, Paula Harland


Richard Scott Schumann

June 3, 1986 - Feb 21, 2010

Some people walk into your life and leave as quietly as they came. Ricky, you walked into my life and left footprints on my heart that will never fade away.

I'll never forget when we first met, i was playing basketball at Woodlot Park. When I'm in south Brunswick I always pass by Woodlot and can"t help but think of all the memories we had there. You hold a very special place in my heart that no one can take. I'm greatful for every moment we shared together. I'll never forger you Ricky. You will always be in my heart! 


Gordon H. Stephens

November 13, 1915 - March 13, 1993

To the only man I call Pop-Pop, the stories of you are everlasting. I never realized how many lives a single man could change and affect. You were and always will be simply amazing.

He was my only Pop-Pop. His memories live on forever. He left so long ago and yet I still meet people now who knew him, loved him and admired him. The heart-warming stories make it seem like he's still alive and close by. I believe he is always near. I can see him in his brown sweater, white shirt, pocket full of pens, handkerchif in his hand, blue eyes staring at the Trentonian's sports section, his mouth playing with his dentures, and dinner time at the table in our row home in Trenton. I remember the old silver Ford stationwagon he used to drive me to school in every morning, the sweet little kiss goodbye and last but not least the 'dollar' he would pay me to help him clean. My mother so effortlessly helping him with his dinner plate, bathe and tuck him in in his weakest moments. Peacefulness in his body the morning he went with the Lord. But he's still here, I know it. I love you.


Russell R. Tessein

March 14, 1923 - March 15, 2008



Russell was everyone's friend. He is missed and loved by all. Shirley T. Kosztyu 


Evette C. Williams

November 15, 1960 - April 8, 2017

You're crazy like that glue




Evette C. Williams

November 15, 1960 - April 8, 2017

I'm strong in my spot




Evette C. Williams

November 15, 1960 - April 8, 2017

If it doesn't come out in the wash, it will come out in the rinse.




Louise Wright

January 28, 1925 - June 9, 2016

Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever.


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