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John P. Motley, M.D. AGE: 87 • Wall John P. Motley, MD, Pioneering NJ Psychiatrist, dies at 87. The family of Dr. John P. Motley announced that their beloved father and grandfather passed away on the 24 of June 2015. Dr. Motley was born and raised around Scranton, Pennsylvania. He served as a sergeant with the United States Army's Military Police from 1944 through 1947 in France and Germany. Dr. Motley returned from the war to earn his undergraduate degree at Georgetown University in 1951. He went on to earn his Medical Doctorate at Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia in 1955 where he also served a year of general residency. From 1956 through 1959 Dr. Motley undertook his residency in psychiatry at the Institute of the Living in Hartford, Connecticut. Following his residency Dr. Motley moved his family to Herbertsville, NJ to start one of the first psychiatric practices of the New Jersey shore. Later the family moved to his primary residence for most of his life in Spring Lake, NJ where he had enjoyed many summers with his family as a boy. Dr. Motley became a member of the staff at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center from 1961 through 1972, where he served as chief of psychiatry from 1970 to 1972. He also became a member of the staff of Point Pleasant Hospital which became the Ocean Medical Center serving there from 1961 through 2005 where he was also chief of psychiatry for his entire time on staff. In addition to his private practice Dr. Motley was an expert consultant in forensic psychiatry to various New Jersey courts and state agencies. Throughout his career Dr. Motley received many professional honors including being named a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. From 1979 to 1980 Dr. Motley served as the President of the New Jersey Psychiatric Association. In addition to his general board certification Dr. Motley was a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a member of the American Medical Association. In 1991 he was selected to be included in Marquis Who's Who. Through his work with the New Jersey State Police, Dr. Motley became a founding member of the 200 Club serving the needs of the families of fallen troopers. Dr. Motley was a lifelong member of the Spring Lake Golf Club where Motley's Moat was a testament to his elusive pursuit of golfing excellence. The club was a great source of enduring friendships meeting there for lunch for over forty years at "the table." He was also a lifetime supporter of the New York Giants attending their matches with friends and family on the Lobster Shanty bus from their time at the polo grounds through to East Rutherford. Dr. Motley is survived by his eight children; a daughter Marianne Motley of Hoboken, NJ and Spring Lake, NJ, a daughter Patricia Gavin and her husband Dr. J. Robert Gavin of Hilton Head Island, SC, a daughter Kathleen Hedden of Spring Lake Heights, NJ, a son John P. Motley, Jr. and his wife Inyoung of Atlantic Highlands, NJ, a daughter Elizabeth Pearson and her husband Michael of Lambertville, NJ, a son Joseph A. Motley, III and his wife Noha of Houston, TX, a daughter Grace Stoddard and her husband Francis of Little Silver, NJ and a son LtCol. Michael Motley, USMC and his wife Karen of Fredericksburg, VA. Dr. Motley is the beloved grandfather of 14 grandchildren including; Christine Motley, Katherine McClelland, John Joseph Motley, J. Robert Gavin III, Michael Gavin, Catharine Gavin, Coco Gavin, Duncan Hedden, Michael Stoddard, Olivia Stoddard, Madeline Stoddard, Mitchell Motley, Sydney Motley and May Motley. Visitation will take place at O'Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy. 35, Wall, NJ on Monday, June 29th from 2:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 30th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Catherine's Church in Spring Lake, NJ. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the American Heart Association, the Baber Simpson foundation, or the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters. For further information or to send condolences, please visit www.obrienfuneralhome.com .
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Margaret M. Martin AGE: 82 • Sea Girt Margaret M. Martin, 82, of Sea Girt, passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Mrs. Martin (nee Lee) was born and raised in Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim, Ireland. She came to the United States in 1958, and lived in Brooklyn for a short time, before coming to Belmar, where she resided for 50 years. She moved to Sea Girt nine years ago. It was in Brooklyn where she met her future husband, Michael K. Martin, at a dance. They married in 1960, and were together until his passing in 1975. Mrs. Martin was a homemaker, and also worked for many years at Frequency Engineering, Farmingdale. She was a devout Catholic, a devoted mother and grandmother, and the biggest supporter of the Celtic Cottage in Long Branch, which is owned by her son and daughter-in-law. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Martin was predeceased by her parents, Bartley and Mary Anne (Fee) Lee, and by her brother, Michael Lee. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Maureen Martin, of Spring Lake Heights, and her grandchildren, Michael, Aidan, Connor and Mairead Martin. She is also survived by her siblings and their spouses, Peter Lee, of London, Brigid and Mike Sottile, of Virginia, Patrick and May Lee, of London, and Barry and Kathleen Lee, of London, by her sister-in-law, Kathleen Lee, of Ridgefield, and by many cousins, nieces and nephews.. Visitation will take place at O'Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy. 35, Wall, on Friday, June 26, 2015, from 4-8 P.M. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Rose Church, Belmar, on Saturday, June 27th, at 11 A.M., followed by interment at St. Catharine Cemetery, Sea Girt. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mrs. Martin's memory may be made to the Lt. Dennis Zilinski Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 35, Holmdel, NJ 07733. For further information or to send condolences, please visit www.obrienfuneralhome.com .
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