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Judge Shirley A. Tolentino, 67, of Jersey City, went home to be with God on Sunday, October 31, 2010, surrounded by friends and family. Judge Tolentino lived a very illustrious life marked by many firsts and countless accomplishments. Following are just a few: Judge Tolentino was appointed to the Superior Court of the State of New Jersey on January 11, 1984. She was the first female appointed to that position. She had previously been appointed as the first female to the Jersey City Municipal Court in 1976. She was elevated in 1981 and became the first female Presiding Judge of the Jersey City Municipal Court. Judge Tolentino was born in Jersey City and graduated from Henry Snyder High School as an honor student. She received a scholarship to attend the College of Saint Elizabeth and graduated an honor student with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin. After graduating, she taught Latin and English and attended Seton Hall University School of Law. She was the only African American female in her class when she received her Juris Doctorate degree in 1971. In January of 1973, she was appointed as a Deputy Attorney General of the State of New Jersey where she remained until her appointment to the Jersey City Municipal Court in July of 1976. Judge Tolentino went on to receive a specialized Master of Laws Degree in Criminal Justice, from New York University Graduate School of Law in 1980. She regarded as one of her major accomplishments as a judge the fact that she was appointed to the original Coleman Commission, which later became the New Jersey Supreme Court TASK Force on Minorities appointed by Chief Justice Wilentz. Judge Tolentino served on that Commission for about 10 years and was Chair of its Sub-Committee on Juvenile Justice. She was also Chair of the Committee on Criminal Justice and Minority Defendants. Judge Tolentino was extremely proud of the monumental changes that have benefited not only minorities but also everyone who participates in the Justice System as a result of the major efforts of that TASK force. She had also served on the Supreme Court Committee on Criminal Practice. She had been a community activist since her early days as a lawyer and had served on many boards including the Jersey City Hudson County Urban League, St. Peter's College, St. Aloysius Academy, Hudson County C.Y.O., the Hudson County Girl Scouts Board, and the Visiting Homemakers Board of Hudson County. Her article "The Runaway Train" was published in the National Bar Association magazine, pgs. 20-22, Vol. 12 No.5, November/December 1998. In 1980, she joined the National Association of Women Judges and became its President in 1996-1997. She was a member of the Hudson County Bar, the Garden State Bar, and the American Bar Association. Judge Tolentino most recently served on the Board of Trustees for the College of Saint Elizabeth and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the College in 1980. Judge Tolentino was named in Johnson's Publications' "1,000 Successful Blacks." She was a member of the North Jersey Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and The Girlfriends-New Jersey Chapter. She had served as the National Parliamentarian from 1998 to 2002. She served another term as Parliamentarian from 2004 to 2006. Judge Tolentino was elected as their National President in May of 2008. Judge Tolentino was also a member of the Links, Inc. another national organization whose purposes are friendship and service. She was also the Immediate Past President of the North Jersey Chapter of Links. Inc. She was also a Jersey Journal Woman of Achievement and received the Whitney M. Young Award from the Hudson City Urban League and had received many other awards from organizations, schools, and colleges too numerous to mention. She had also served as the Grand Marshal of the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade. Judge Tolentino presented a program at Seton Hall Law School in December 2001 called the Color of Justice sponsored by The National Association of Women Judges, which encourages female high school students of color to pursue a legal career. She presented the same program at Rutgers Law School in April 2002, and has encouraged and participated in the presentation of the program at New Jersey City University and Rutgers Law School in Camden in 2003. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Ernesto Tolentino, two daughters, Ana-Ramona Tolentino, an attorney, and Candida Tolentino, an actress and founder of the healthy packaged foods company, Earth Cafe Living Foods. She has one grandchild, Ramon Tolentino Flowers, a niece, Lisa K. Cohen, a nephew, Robert Perry, and many beloved and adored relatives and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Mass of Resurrection at St. Aloysius Church, 691 West Side Ave., Jersey City, New Jersey, on Thursday, November 4th from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., followed by a public viewing from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. A Service of Remembrance will take place the following morning- Friday, November 5th at 10:00 a.m. sharp. Entombment will immediately follow. A charitable foundation has been set up in her name to benefit law students in need of scholarships. In lieu of flowers, donations of any size may be sent to the Hudson County Bar Foundation, c/o Patricia Moseley, in honor of Judge Tolentino. She was loved by many and will be missed by all. Jackson Funeral Residence 384 Communipaw Avenue Jersey City, NJ 07304 (201) 432-6565

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Published in The Jersey Journal on Nov. 3, 2010.
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October 28, 2020
I remember you so often Shirley and am FOREVER grateful for the life lessons you taught me. Continued sweet rest Queen!❤
L’Tanya Williamson
Friend
October 12, 2020
I worked with judge Tolentino from 1982-1988 she was the kindest person ...compassionate person when needed to be stern so be it I will never forget her so glad I had the opportunity to meet her and Pat Mosley....I know it’s 2020 but just found out of her passing what a wonderful experience thank you
Karen Mcpeek (Ramirez)
Coworker
August 6, 2011
I met Judge Tolentino when I was a high school student at a Delta Sigma Theta awards ceremony in Montclair in 1993. I remembered her being so nice, friendly, jovial, sweet, and kind. I stayed in contact with her because I saw her as a role model. She responded to a letter I wrote her, and even called. After reading her obituary above and learning about how busy she was, makes it all the more special that she took the time out to respond to me. I met her only once but she made an impression. I am grateful for the opportunity.
Ria Gajar
February 28, 2011
She was a fair, honest, and good judge. She always took the time to explain the court process. Bless her always!
Anonymous Anonymous
January 10, 2011
James and Karen Smith and family wish to extend our deepest condolences to Ernesto Tolentino, and daughters - Missy and Candida. We admire and aspire to create as awesome a legacy as Judge Tolentino did with her family and community. May God's blessing and comfort be with you all now and always.

In Him,

James, Karen, Jalen, Jada and Josiah Smith
January 6, 2011
The family of Josephine Epps wishes to express our deepest regrets for the Tollentino family loss. We offer our sincere condolences to Ernie and the Tollentino family. God Bless!

Karen, Sonny, Mary Anne, Chuckie, Camille and Casey
December 7, 2010
God has you now so you are free from all pain and suffering. Bless you for all of the lives you touched along your walk. Though sorely missed by family and friends on this side, you have left a legacy of life well spent and job well done, and joined the multitude of saints. Thank you for the paths you carved and for being the wonderful, accomplished, and inspirational woman you were.
Joann Emmanuel
December 6, 2010
Judge Tolentino was an amazing Judge, but an even more amazing woman. She was the epitome of Class, Character, Intelligence and Compassion. She left us a legacy that will benefit generations to come. God Bless the Tolentino Family. Lorenzo Richardson
Lorenzo Richardson
December 5, 2010
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Juan Espino
November 20, 2010
We extend our deepest sympathy to the Tolentino family.

Henry L. Reid,Sr.
B. Sheila Beasley-Reid
November 18, 2010
Shirley and I were both Latin students at St. Elizabeth's. I remember her as a lovely, kind person. May she rest in peace now.
Irene Leonardi
Irene Leonardi
November 14, 2010
I will always remember her as I will keep her in my heart forever. I love her and I miss her, she was one of my dearest friends.
Ruby, New Jersey Chapter of Girl Friends
Ruby Sampson, MD
November 11, 2010
I Angie wish the Tolentino family my condolence on the loss of a great women . My heart goes out to all the family may god bless you all
November 11, 2010
The Detroit Chapter of Girl Friends, Inc send their deepest sympathies to the family. GF Shirley will be missed.

GF Allison Martin
Detroit Chapter President
Detroit Chapter Girl Friends
November 11, 2010
Dear Anna & Candy
We are very sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. We could not make the funeral because we have moved out of state. Our prayers are with you always and I know that she will rest in peace. May God be with you. Linda & Eddie Irving (Simpsonville, SC)
November 10, 2010
Our deepest sympathy to the Family, May her Soul rest in Peace, We know that you are in a very special place.
Tony & Yvette Williams
November 9, 2010
Rest in peace my dear, for you have served us all. God has reserved a special place for you, that no other can fill. Thank you for sharing a part of you with us from the Upward Bound ladies in 1967. May your family find peace in this their time of need. Love and Fond memories. Pansy Randell-Harris
Pansy Randell-Harris
November 9, 2010
Anna, I'm so sorry to for the loss of your mom. May God Bless you and your family in the comfort of his arms. Rest in Peace Mrs Tolentino, you will never be forgotten.
Lisa Moten
November 9, 2010
Dr. T, Missy and Candida my family and I were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Judge T. I thank God for the memories of her as she always included our family in all celebrations. I have heartfelt childhood memories of going to the "Country". Judge T. was an exemplary role model. To God be the Glory that she has exchanged her cross for a Crown.

May the peace of our Lord and Saviour Jesus be with you all.

Love and Blessings
Karla Shery Guy
November 8, 2010
My deepest sympathy to the family. I was saddened to hear of her passing in church on Sunday 11/07/10. Our prayers & blessing go out to the family. Rest in peace. Peace be with you. She will never be forgotten.
Indio Cruz
November 8, 2010
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Diana Jeffery
November 8, 2010
To Ernesto, Candida, Ana, Ramon and the rest of the family, my heartfelt sympathy and condolences go out to you. I will be keeping you all in my prayers. I was saddened to hear of her passing. Kimberly Fisher (daughter of Arthur and Queen Porter), NJ.
Kimberly Fisher
November 8, 2010
I only met Judge Tolentino one at the Q's ball. I am an associate of her daughter Ana. My deepest symphathy to the family. Earh has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.
Violet (Nancy) Norris
November 8, 2010
We in the Jersey city community were blessed to have had an outstanding mother ,wife and role model for all to emulate. Our prayers and blessings go out to Tolentino family.
Ed & Doris Parker
Edward Parker
November 7, 2010
I thank God for me meeting Judge Tolentino, What a gracious Lady . My Deepest Sympathy goes out to the family.


Sincerly
Martha Wilson
November 7, 2010
Even at this sad time, I can't help but smile and give thanks to God that my life intersected with my dear GF Shirley Tolentino. To be clear, Shirley was a woman of great substance and distinction, but I'll always cherish her generous heart, her ready laugh and her willingness to dance with friends as if no one is watching.
Keeping the Tolentino family in prayer.
GF Elaine Effort
Elaine Effort
November 7, 2010
We are humbled to have known her. What a remarkable woman and role model to all. Pat and Oscar Pizarro
November 7, 2010
I never knew Mrs Tolentino very well but I always heard many amazing things about her. I would like to wish every one involved with her my condolances. I am a
good friend of her husband Ernesto if there is anything I can do please contact me and I will be there for you
Floyd Aspinall
November 7, 2010
Dearest Tolentino Family,

I share in your grief at the loss of our beloved GF Shirley.

May you find solace in the knowledge that she was well loved and respected by all of her friends and we will miss her presence among us.

Sincerely,
GF Jacqulyn Shropshire
Jacqulyn Shropshire
November 7, 2010
To the Tolentino Family...May God Bless you and keep you as you continue on your journeys. Judge Shirley was a classmate and I had the honor of meeting her again as she served on the bench. The very best...Lillie M. Little-Athill (Snyder High School Alumni)
November 6, 2010
Jacquelyn L. Day
November 6, 2010
Dear Ana Dr Tolentino & Candy,

May God Comfort, Bless and keep you all in his care at this time of great lost.
The Lord is our strength and refuge, I very present help in the time of trouble

With Sincere and Heartfelt Sympathy,
Doris,Carlton II & Crystal MCClary
Doris MCClary
November 6, 2010
God's blessing upon the Tolentino Family.
I met Judge S. Tolentino in 1984 when we were members of the Urban League Guild. No only was Shirley super professional, but she was also a kind, caring and down-to-earth soul. Lorraine Jordan-Williams (Hillside, NJ)
Lorraine Jordanwilliams
November 6, 2010
Candy, Ana and Dr. T:

Thank you for sharing your mother/wife with me. She shared very special moments with my family. She was someone I admire dearly and will always hold her close to my heart. You should feel proud of the impact she made in every person she came across. I am deeply saddened by this loss. The world has lost a precious gem, but the heavens have added another angel and the sky has a brighter star! We love her sooooo much!!!

THE DASH FAMILY
November 6, 2010
We would like to convey heartfelt condolences to the esteemed and beloved Judge's family and friends. We were moved to contribute to this journal because our Mom (Dr. Yolande Marlow) worked with Judge Tolentino over the years. We will keep a candle lit both in her memory and for her family in the hopes that they will find a measure of comfort in the weeks and months that follow. With respect, Camille Marlow, Jonathan Lefkowitz and family.
Camille Marlow
November 6, 2010
She was a true light and one the most generous spirits to grace our presence. God Bless your Family
Linda Williams Bowie
November 6, 2010
To the Tolentino Family, May God give you strengh during your time of sorrow. I will miss Shirley. She always remembered the small things that made a difference in everyday life. I will miss her at Conventions. Peace be with you.
Oedies Williams
November 6, 2010
To the Family of Judge Tolentino, Your mother was an icon in our city and yes there were many firsts that had her name on them. Your family name has been shouted with pride throughout the streets of Jersey City and the world. I am personally proud to say I have a relative following in her footsteps. She was fair and did the jobs well. Blessings to all of you.
Charlene Cox-Shariff
November 6, 2010
Deepest Symphony, to the Tolentino Family.
Judge T. You may be gone, but you'll never be forgotten. I will miss your stern voice and beautiful smile.
There will be no other.
You were called home.
Rest In Peace
Robin Brown-Scotch Plains
November 6, 2010
So sorry to hear this news. Judge Tolentino & I were schoolmates at Snyder High School. My condolences to the family. Dianne Sayers-Dickerson
November 6, 2010
I'm sorry I didn't have the pleasure of knowing this phenominal woman. From the things I've read, her greatness and perfection will be missed by all those touched by her presence and those like myself that would have been honored to sit down with her to learn a few things about life. She seems an awesome woman and an ANGEL from God. To the Tolentino family: We will all miss your "angel." God Bless you and keep you during your time of sorrow.
Lauren B
November 6, 2010
May GOD be with you at your time of need
Edward & Joann Keith Jr
November 6, 2010
Dear Ana and Candy,
The lives of many people were enriched by knowing your mother.
Christine Brown
November 6, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Donald Wiley
November 5, 2010
Ana and family, my heart goes out to you and I am regretful that I was out of town during the time of the services or I would have been there. Aunt Sarah, her dear friend, sends her prayers as she also was not able to attend.
Love you,
Pam Brown
Pamela Brown
November 5, 2010
Judge Shirley always made me feel special. Always a smile, always sincere and always a kind word. I didn't know her as well as many others did, but she had a way of looking into your soul and you knew she only saw the good. She is now our very special Angel...my heartfelt sympathy goes to the family.
Jennifer Smith
November 5, 2010
Please accept my sincere sympathies. I served as Judge Tolentino's court reporter many times in the early to mid '90s. I remember many pleasant conversations. I particularly remember one day after a jury was picked and the remaining panel members were excused and the Court took a recess that a young woman stepped forward and asked if she could speak to the judge for a moment. She reminded the judge that she had appeared before her as a teenager, she had be hanging with the wrong crowd, and she had taken everything Judge Tolentino said to heart. She was proud to have recently graduated from college and starting her career, and appreciated the opportunity to thank her and let her know she made a difference in her life. That's the Shirley A. Tolentino I will always remember.
Colleen Platt
November 5, 2010
I am so sorry to hear about the death of Judge Tolentino. I am praying for the Tolentino and Pettiford Family's.
Pastor Jean Heard Cox
Pastor Jean Heard-Cox
November 5, 2010
With enduring respect, admiration and great appreciation for leadership and friendship.
GF Benita Shobe
November 5, 2010
"To the Tolentino Family do know that in your time of bereavement that my prayers go out to you all." Wendell Bates (Philadelphia,PA)
November 5, 2010
To The Family Of Judge Tolentino,May God KeepYou In Peace And Love.For She Was Truly Amazing.Pat Always Spoke Of Her In The Highest Regard.I Myself Only Had The Honor Of Meeting Her Once,But That Was Enough To Know Why My Cousin Love Her So.I Felt Honored To Say Good Bye Wonderful Person.
Robert GRAY
November 5, 2010
Judge Tolentino was a fair and compassionate judge. Hard to believe she is gone but she will never be forgotten.
Chris Kazlau
November 5, 2010
My heartfelt thanks go out to the Tolentino family for sharing with us the life of your loved one. It is so exemplary that one who soared so high in her accomplishments...remained so grounded in her interactions with others. I loved to hear her relate stories with so much expressiveness that it made you howl with laughter. I am sorry for your loss. She will be missed.
Claudette Searchwell
November 5, 2010
To the family:

I had the utmost respect and admiration for Judge "T". I am honored to have worked with a woman of such dignity, compassion and purpose for close to 9 years. I will miss her dearly.
Gloria Crayton
November 5, 2010
I Did Not Die in memory of Judge Tolentino
"Do not stand at my grave and forever weep.
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle Autumn's rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quite birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand in my grave and forever cry.
I am not there. I did not die."
Hudson County
November 5, 2010
To the Tolentino Family

I wish to express my deepest symathy.
Linda Nettles
November 5, 2010
Her life has touched so many for the better.
Robert Scala
November 5, 2010
To the Tolentino family please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the passing of Honorable Shirley A. Tolentino, J.S.C. Your Honor you were and continue to be an inspiration to those of us that came into the profession after you. Thank you for your words of wisdom, compassion and exemplary life!
John
November 5, 2010
a never be a person with such big heart is no way i can express a extremely personality DR. Tolentino and family accept my deepest sympathy
ines coria
November 5, 2010
Dear Dr. Tolentino and Family,

I am at a loss to find the words to express my deepest sympathy. Shirley was admired by so many people, especially her Girl Friends. Please know that I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I will miss her.

Sincerely,

Lynne Rogers
November 5, 2010
While I have not seen you all in years you have been in my heart and spirit. Shirley's life has been an outstanding example of the hopes and dreams of "ye old Kearney Ave girls"! Wonderful memories are held dear! May God continue to hold you all close and comfort you through the years to come.
Eleathea Hicks-Watson
November 5, 2010
To Missy and the Tolentino Family, please accept my sincerest condolences on the passing of your mother, wife, and friend. Her legacy of achievment and compassion will continue to live through each of you.
Damon Tyner, Esq.
November 5, 2010
Shirley,
You are still with us.
Girl Friendly,
Brenda Scott
NY Girl Friends
Brenda Scott
November 5, 2010
To the Tolentino Family, My deepest, heartfelt, sympathies go out & your loved ones. Judge Tolentino will be sadly missed. May God bless you in your time of need.
Jasmine Nicholson
November 5, 2010
To the Family of Shireley Tolentino.

My heart is broken at the passing of Judge Tolentino.
My God be with you during this time and may He sustain and restore the joy of her memories and great acomplishments.

Classmates at P S #14 and Henry Snyder High.

Mildred Rodgers Burroughs
November 5, 2010
Judge Tolentino, It was an honor to work with you. May you find peace in Heaven. Pearl M.Chelak-Earls
November 5, 2010
Dear Dr. Tolentino and Family, Judge Tolentino was a remarkable woman who helped light the way for many. Please accept my sincere expression of sympathy on her passing. Mary Jane Desmond
Mary Jane Desmond
November 5, 2010
Sr. Maeve McDermott
Sr. Agatha Mathangani
Sr. Mary Lou Hayden
Sr. Julie Scanlan
Sr. Jackie Carrie
Sr. Margaret Hewitt
Sr. Prudentia Osuji
Sr. Maeve McDermott
November 5, 2010
To ("Doc") Dr. Ernesto and the entire Tolentino family. I was deeply shocked and moved to hear of the passing of your beloved your loved one and my friend, Shirley. A person who was loved and admired by many. She was truly a warm and giving person who kept it real. A friend for life. I will forever hold fond memories of her. God Bless you Shirley, Doc and the Tolentino family. With deepest sympathy - George Berks (GB)
George Berks
November 5, 2010
Missy & Candy,

Please know that love you and will be here for you both. May GOD give you peace.

Your Cuz,
Morieann
Morieann Jackson
November 5, 2010
My prayers are with her spirit and her family. She was a compassionate friend and lawyer. Apologies as I am unable to get back from London for her services.
raymond brown
November 5, 2010
To the Tolentino Family
It is with deepest saddness to express my heartfelt love and care during your time of lost. know that God Only Specializes in healing and care. from the Sewell/ Fung Family ( Baltimore ,Md )
Stephen Sewell
November 4, 2010
The members of the Roanoke Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority extend our deepest sympathy.
November 4, 2010
NOVEMBER 4, 2010

TO THE TOLENTINO FAMILY,

MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE TOLENTINO FAMILY.
R. GADSDEN
November 4, 2010
The Tolentino Family...

My family sends our deepest condolences to you... Dr. Tolentino, Ana, and Candy. I have always felt like your family was my home away from home. My mom and dad felt I was safe in your presence. I will miss your mom, and all of the fun we have had throughout the years (i.e, traveling, & celebrations). Your mom truly left an amazing legacy...

Hugs & Kisses Much Love....Karla Fitzgerald
Karla Fitzgerald
November 4, 2010
What a sweet, sweet spirit. While she is physically gone, the wonder of a life so well lived will linger. My condolences to the Tolentino family.
Carletta Aston
November 4, 2010
On behalf of the Parker Family,

Know that we are praying for you during your time of bereavement and that our hearts grieve as well. We hope that you will be comforted in the amazing and accomplished memory of Shirley. She was a pillar of our community.

We love you.
Cornelius Parker
November 4, 2010
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Willie O. Hayes JR.
November 4, 2010
My condolences to The Tolentino Family! Rest In Peace Mrs. Tolentino.
Kevin M
November 4, 2010
Dear Ernesto and Family,
Shirley was a wonderful Girl Friend and friend to my family. May you always keep loving memories of her in your hearts and find comfort in knowing that she is at peace in her heavenly home with God.
GF Gloria Brown, Pittsburgh, PA
Gloria Brown
November 4, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Elaine Brown-Yizar
November 4, 2010
My deepest sympathies to BF Ernesto, Ana-Ramona and Candida. Thank you for sharing GF Shirley with us.

She served The Girl Friends, Inc. with distinction and honor as our National Parliamentarian for two terms and our Immediate Past National President. She provided Girl Friends on a local and national level with an exemplary model for Girl Friendship.

While my heart is broken, I am grateful that she is not suffering. She is gone but will never be forgotten. Again, thank you for sharing her with us.
GF Cindy Carter
November 4, 2010
To the family,may you find strength in God during your times of sadness.
rebecca mason
November 4, 2010
James Adams
James Adams
November 4, 2010
May God Bless the Tolentino Family during these days of sorrow. May you find strength in God to see you through.

Love,

The Youngblood Family
November 4, 2010
The Honorable Judge Tolentino and I shared the same hairdresser for years. She was always Fabulous! Most recently (about a year ago) I sat at her table for an 80th Birthday Party and boy did we laugh and share stories. She was just a joy and a "Jewel of Jersey City." My condolences to the family.
Rosalyn Barnes
November 4, 2010
To Family and Friends,
May the Lord comfort and strenghthen you during these sorrow days.
Rovena Baker-Smith
November 4, 2010
BLANCA TOLEDO
November 4, 2010
My God, my God what an enormous soul. Judge Tolentino's legacy will prayerfully be the hovering arms around all who aspire to be somebody....to be a part of change. Ana (my friend) and the entire Tolentino family I extend my heartful condolences. May God encamp you with strength to endure the loss and many smiles to couple the tears. Continuing Blessings, Timika Massey & the Massey family
November 4, 2010
I will always remember the great days in law school with Shirley, her great sense of humor and friendship. We shared two great days in our professional lives together - the days we were confirmed and then re-confirmed as Superior Court Judges.
She will always have a special place in my memories and heart.
Carol A. Ferentz, J.S.C. retired.
November 4, 2010
Sincere condolences to you, the family and friends.


May our Loving God comfort, strengthen and guide you during these times.


Sincerely,


Stan Daniels


"Memories of yesterday
and dreams of tomorrow
make us who we are today.
Grief is the price we pay for love."

- Queen Elizabeth II
Stan Daniels
November 4, 2010
"To the family of Judge Shirley Tolentino, I like to take this opportunity to express my sincere condolences to Dr. E. Tolentino & family. I also would like to Thank You, for sharing the Judge with our students and families. She certainly was of the Community, alway encouraging students to be the best that they can be. She never turned down an invisition to speak to students and the community if she had a cold and it was a Saturday morning Judge Tolentino,was in the building. She has lefted her DNA and Love in so many hearts. "May the work Judge Tolentino has done speaks for her always as she enter the gates of heaven". Well Done... Well Done... Well Done...
Arthur Williams
November 4, 2010
Judge Shirley A. Tolentino was an amazing woman!!
Yvette McLean, Esq.
November 4, 2010
MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE TOLENTINO FAMILY. SHE WAS TRULY ONE OF A KIND AND I WILL FOREVER MISS HER. SHE WAS A LADY ON AND OFF THE BENCH AND I'M GLAD I GOT CHANCE TO KNOW HER BOTH WAYS.I WILL MISS HER HUMOR AND HER DEVOTION TO THE PEOPLE OF JERSEY CITY.I WILL CHERISH THE FOND MEMORIES I HAVE OF THE ALL THE GREAT TIMES WE SHARED TOGETHER AT WORK AND OFF WORK. SHE WAS AN ICON ON SO MANY LEVELS, AND I WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE HER PROUD OF ME. GOD BLESS YOU ALL. UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN JD.T.-GOD BE WITH YOU AND US ALL.
DESIREE AND JAMES WHEELER
November 4, 2010
A mentor, soror, and role model went home to glory. I had the privilege of serving as a law clerk to the Judge 17 years ago. Her commitment to justice never wavered and she was and will always be a beacon of light to all who've encountered her goodness and grace. I truly love her and will always be inspired by her. Rest Forever Beloved Judge T. - Rev. Kim Holmes
Rev. Kim Holmes
November 4, 2010
Our prayers are with you in your time of sorrow, may you receive peace in knowing that she is in a better place.
Rev. Dr. Daniel & Loretta Dupree
November 4, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Charlene Wigfall Sessoms
November 4, 2010
From The Ancient Order of Hibernians...Our thoughts and prayers are with the Tolentino Family
November 4, 2010
My deepest sympathy to the Tolentino family. Shirley was a wonderful Girl Friend and family friend. We have pleasant memories of her that will remain in our hearts forever. May you find comfort in knowing she is at peace in her heavenly home with God.
GF Gloria Brown, Pittsburgh,PA
November 4, 2010
To Family & Friends,
May you find comfort in God's love and in your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one; All the Lives she Touched and the Difference she made in this Society. Thank you Judge Tolentino.

GOD said to His ANGEL, Shirley "Well done, thou good and faithful Servant...Enter into the joy of thy Lord." Matthew 25:21
Min Clinton ans Msnry Faye Rembert & Family
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