We regret to inform you of the passing of Member
Frank A. Segalla
Frank Angelo Segalla, born, 1/18/1930, was the only son of Anna and John Segalla. Born in Trieste, Italy and Yugoslavia, respectively, his mother and father raised him in Jersey City, NJ. Frank was a 1948 graduate of Synder High School. In 1949, he married the absolute love of his life, Josephine D’Alessandro also of Jersey City. In 1950, he enrolled in the United States Air Force as a radio operator in the Korean War. He was stationed in Guam and South Korea and proudly served his beloved country until 1952 flying 48 missions in B-29 airplanes throughout the South Pacific and transatlantically.
Upon his return from the service, he worked in and managed his parents’ diner, the US 1 Diner, on Route 1 in Linden. During the same time, he joined the Boilermakers Union, Local #28. His tenure as a Union welder and Boilermaker lasted over 40 years. He was great at his job and well respected among his fellow Boilermakers for his work ethic, steady hand and lack of ”bitching.”
Frank and Josephine had two sons, Frank J. Segalla and Thomas J. Segalla whom they raised in Scotch Plains, NJ. In 1970, he built his second home in Seaside Park where he lived until he passed. Frank doted on Josephine and gave her anything and everything she could dream of including, in 1970, building her a beach house thereby giving her the gift of peace known only by those who live by the shore. The bleach blonde bouffant, heel-clad, frosted-lip stick wearing Josephine was a spit-fire and sarcastic “piece of work” who made life fun and never dull for the even and stable Frank. He tinkered in the garage while she worshipped the sun on the patio as they listened to music together and she burned his dinner to a crisp on the back patio grill. Each night, he would say “Babe, that hit the spot.” Together they watched the most spectacular sunsets from their bay view porch. They shared a passionate and fun-filled marriage until her untimely passing at the young age of 55 in 1985.
Frank had so many talents and was great at so many things. He could diagnose and fix nearly any problem within a home, in a car and on a boat. He would help you do it too and you barely had to ask. He enjoyed boating and crabbing in the Barnegat Bay. He was a tinkerer extraordinaire and toiled in his garage while a sweet smelling cherry pipe hung from his lip as he listened to big band, swing, Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennet. He loved music. He had a distinctly deep and smooth movie-star-quality speaking and singing voice. He could play the accordion jubilantly and marveled at his father’s command of spoons.
Frank was an avid NY Giants fan and screamed at the television in excitement and disgust over games when he wasn’t sitting in section 319 at Giants Stadium eating way too many peanuts and far too many hot dogs. In civilian life, he was also a hand radio operator; his handle and sign off being “W2FFH.”
Frank was the true patriarch of his adoring family. He was named after Saint Francis and his ultra religious mother made sure he knew the importance of his namesake. He took that responsibility literally. Through his lifelong and unequivocal sense of piety, duty, loyalty, responsibility to country, family and community, Frank generously cared for and endlessly gave to his family as well as innumerable charitable organizations without hesitation and with regularity. He lived meagerly and simply in reverence to his patron saint so that he could give to those he loved and those in need. He was the rock of his family and friends and he encouraged and loved us all immensely calling us to check in routinely so he could offer himself to anyone who might need anything at all.
Frank was our moral paradigm. He was large man with the most sensitive and compassionate spirit; kind and level headed and always willing to help anyone in need. Never cross or mean spirited, never spoke ill of another, he saw the good in humanity and he was the most wonderful man that many of us have ever been blessed to know. We are so grateful to have been in his circle of love for the duration of his long and well lived life. He was pure, true, loving, supportive, selfless and generous and everything you could have ever hoped for in a husband; father; grandfather and great-grandfather.
Later in life, Frank married Shirley Fitzgerald in 2003 and remained married to her until her passing in 2014.
On 12/13/19 Frank passed away at Brick Hospital just 35 days short of his 90th birthday. He was surrounded by his loving family.
Frank is survived by his two sons, Frank J. Segalla and Thomas J. Segalla as well as his daughter-in-law, Joanne Segalla in addition to 6 grandchildren: Shane Tutzauer; Ryanne Vigliotti; Taylor Duffy; Nicole Segalla; Chelsea Segalla; & Ashley Segalla and 6 great-grandchildren: Sophia Vigliotti & Angelo Vigliotti; Jackson & Finley Duffy; Brynn Tutzauer and Aliyah Segalla-Fergusen. A special thank you to his care providers over the last several years, John Rice and Helena Timkova.
On Tuesday 12/17/19 a wake will be held at the Timothy E. Ryan Funeral Home, 809 NW Central Avenue, Seaside Park, NJ from 4pm to 8pm and Mass and Funeral Service will be held at Saint Catharine’s of Siena, 50 E Street, Seaside Park, NJ at 10AM on 12/18/19. In keeping with his spirit of giving and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Wounded Warriors or St. Jude.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting http://www.ryanfuneralhome.com
Daniel Gallagher 85 of Lakewood died Saturday December 7, 2019 at home in Albrightsville, PA. Born raised and resided in Bayonne, he lived in Monmouth Beach and was a snow bird to Delray Beach, FL for many years and lived 20 years in Lakewood before moving recently to Albrightsville, PA. He served in the Air Force from 1955-1958. He was a Boiler Maker for 45 years and retired as a Business Agent for the Boilermaker’s Union Local #28 in Bayonne, in 1995. He enjoyed fishing, all sports and was an avid Notre Dame and NY Giants fan.; watched old war movies and was a member of the St Vincent Drum & Bugle Corps in Bayonne. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Helen (Adelson), sons, Patrick of Bloomsburg, Daniel of Ft Collins, CO and Jeffrey of Albrightsville, PA and 8 grandchildren & 6 great grandchildren. Visitation is Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at Oliverie Funeral Home 2925 Ridgeway Rd Manchester. Funeral Liturgy is Thursday at 10:30 am at St Mary of the Lake Church, Lakewood with interment to follow at Brigadier Gen Wm C Doyle NJ Veteran’s Cemetery, Arneytown. In lieu of flowers please make donations to American Cancer Society 2310 Route 34 Suite 1D, Manasquan NJ 08736.
Donald J. Foley, Jr., 54 of Toms River, NJ passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. Born in Rahway, grew up in Bayonne and raised his family in Toms River. Graduated from Bayonne High School, Lincoln Technical School and worked as an automotive mechanic and union Boilermaker, Local No. 28. Don was a generous man that would help anyone in a time of need. He was easy going, had a great sense of humor, personable, compassionate and loving. Don enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially his children. He loved raising his family on the waterfront with sunny boat outings and lazy beach days. Don was passionate about building and racing muscle cars with his two brothers along with his motor head friends. He liked watching old movies, bowling and muscle car magazines. There are never enough words to describe the loss of a loved one. His spirit will live on within us every day as much as the cherished memories we all have shared with him. Don will be forever missed by his parents, Donald and Lillian Foley, Sr.; Brothers, Ned Foley, wife Tina; Jason Foley, wife Maureen; Former Spouse, Sandra Szczepanski and their children, Jessica Beckett, husband Tim; James Foley, girlfriend Brianna; Nieces, Nephews and beloved dog Buster. Viewing will be private. Burial will be private. Memorial Service to be announced. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations to be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, as Don had done over the years. Please send condolences to: PO Box 102, Lakehurst, NJ 08733