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Kay Ayles

Kay Ayles

Kay Ayles • Wanamassa

The sport of bowling has lost another friend, Kay Ayles, 88, passed away on Sunday, Sept, 6, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. Kay was an energetic, fun-loving woman who loved the beach, tennis, bowling, turtles(?) and, above all, sharing laughs with her family and friends. Kay was born in Queens, NY and lived in Wantagh, NY until moving to Wanamassa in 1971.

An avid bowler, Kay co-owned Asbury Lanes for nearly 50 years and Shore Lanes since 1985 with her husband and son. She won numerous tournaments and is a MCWBA Hall of Famer. Sharing her love of the sport, she taught hundreds of people to bowl. Kay was also a member and past-president of the Asbury Park Woman's Club EMD. She was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need and was loved by many.

Kay was predeceased by her husband Ed in 1991. She is survived by her loving sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Bill Novelli; her daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Mel Ullmeyer; her son and daughter-in-law, Ralph and Sue Ayles; son, Frank Tweedie; and step-daughter, Janet Supeck-Sheiner. Kay is also survived by her grandchildren, Michael Ayles, Stacey and Travis Childs, Julie and Chris Guerriero, Jonathan and Elizabeth Ayles (with great-grandchild Isabelle), Nicole Ullmeyer, Kevin Ayles and Tyler Tweedie and by her nephew, Paul Novelli, and compassionate caregiver of almost 10 years, Ruth Douse.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wed., Sept. 9 at Buckley Funeral Home, 509 2nd Ave., Asbury Park. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thurs., Sept. 10 at First United Methodist Church, 103 Monmouth Rd, Oakhurst. Interment will follow in Woodbine Cemetery, Ocean Port.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Kay's name to

Condolences to the family may be expressed at



It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of a legend in Monmouth County Bowling.

You may have known him just as "Luke", but he always made his presence felt.

"Luke" was a husband, a father, a grandfather and a great grandfather.

He was an engineer that worked on Defense Department projects (shhh, his name is on a satellite that orbits the earth).

You may have known "Luke" for his reporting of all things bowling, from the 1950's on "Luke" reported on bowling events, serious, funny, sad and record setting events for the Long Branch Daily Record, the Red Bank Register and the Asbury Park Press.

"Luke's" accomplishments are so numerous that we cannot possibly list them all here so we are including a link to his obituary here.

"Luke" we thank you for everything you did for Monmouth County and the game we all love so much. And we thank "Luke's" family for sharing him with us.

It seems appropriate that we can look up in the sky and know that some small part of him is there looking down on us. Rest in peace "Luke".

The family will receive their friends from 6 to 9 PM on Friday, May 29 at the John P. Condon Funeral Home, 804 State Hwy. 36, Leonardo, NJ 07737.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 27 at St. Agnes Church, 103 Center Ave, Atlantic Highlands 07716.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy should be directed to the St. Barnabas Hospice, CW6, 300 Second Ave., Long Branch, NJ 07740, or the Alzheimer’s Association, 12 Rozel Road, Princeton, NJ 08542.

Condolences may be sent to the family through John P. Condon Funeral Home, 804 State Hwy. 36, Leonardo, NJ 07737.

Robert S. Fisher

Robert S.Fisher

Robert S. Fisher, 70, of Albrightsville, PA, passed away Sunday, April 27, 2014, in Allentown. Loving husband of Roberta J. (Burton) Fisher. They celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary on June 18, 2013. Born in Hazelton, PA on Aug. 17, 1943, son of the late Doris Fisher.

He worked as an X-ray technician for the former AT&T in Clark for many of years. Robert served our country in the U.S. Navy Veteran during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Blakeslee, PA. Robert was a member of the Asbury-Wall BPOE 128 in New Jersey. He was also a certified youth bowling instructor for 30 years and a past president and secretary of the YABA in Monmouth Co. NJ. Bob also received the prestigious “E Luke Forrest Distinguished Service Award” in 2006 for his service to the Youth of Monmouth County.

He will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Roberta of Albrightsville, PA; daughters, Sheri Haupt (Robert) of Bel Air, MD and Wendy Shephard (Steve) of Neptune City; grandchildren, Natalie, Amelia, and Sydney; uncle, Calvin Fisher of West Hazelton, PA; and three cousins, John Genesevich, Calie Fisher and Gail Randis.

Published in Asbury Park Press on May 4, 2014

- In Memoriam -

Ray Broeder

Raymond Broeder passed away on Thursday, Jan 23rd 2014, at the age of 88.

Ray was very active in Monmouth County and served on the board for at least 38 years, and was Secretary-Treasurer for many years.

He was inducted into the Monmouth County Hall of Fame for Bowling Achievement in 1964.

He was also inducted into the NJ State Hall of Fame in 1985 for Meritorious Service, proving that he was as much into the administration of the sport as he was a good bowler.

Ray and his family have been living in California for the past 20 years.


Congratulations to Bob Sproat for 40+ years as
Secretary of the Ft Monmouth Hexagon/Engineers League.

Bob Sproat and Joanne Ramsey

Bob always added a little extra to the job
and is very much appreciated for his efforts.


Destyni and Izayah Cooper collecting donations for Monmouth County Youth Bowlers at the League Officer's Tournament



The NJ State USBC WBA High Five Tournament was held on November 15, 2009, at Finnegan's Bowling Center in Lakewood, Ocean County, NJ.  Tournament teams are comprised of the top five bowlers by average from each of the 15 associations in the state.

Monmouth County women's team, captained by Margaret Taylor, reigned supreme with the following scores:

Valerie Cacace:    156-162-202 = 520

Diane MacLeod:    209-192-245 = 646

Kathy Karinja:      202-217-199 = 618

Leslie Bohn:         227-218-202 = 647

Margaret Taylor:    300-268-278 = 846

Hi 5 Team: (Back) Dotti Artale, Leslie Bohn, Kathy Karinja, Valerie Cacace

(Front) Margaret Taylor, Diane MacLeod

Margaret Taylor ~ 300, 846