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James L. Laude

AGE: 75 • Lincroft

James L. Laude, 75, of Lincroft, died peacefully at home on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, with his caregiver, Paulette Whyte. He was born in Dubuque, Iowa and living in Rock Island, Illinois. He spent most of his life as a Lincroft resident. He earned a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and a MS degree in Systems Engineering and Operations Research from the University of Pennsylvania. He retired after working 40 years in telecommunication research at Bell Labs, Bellcore, and AT&T.

Mr. Laude has been an active board member of the Lincroft Senior Housing Corp. since 2008, and also served on the Middletown Environmental Commission for several years. Many years of volunteer work including The Monmouth Museum, Middletown Republican committee and the Monmouth County Arts Council. Following his passion for flowers, he was a charter member of the Rutgers's Master Gardeners of Monmouth County, class of 1999. He was a very active member and passed V.P. and Chairman and founder of By-Laws/Policies and Procedures.

Mr. Laude was predeceased by his wife, Judith K. Laude; his parents, Claire H. and Lucille A. Laude; and his sister, Janet L. Frey. Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, James and Stephanie Sanford Laude of Little Silver; his daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer L. and Alan R. Roussell of Oakhurst; and four grandchildren, Aiden and Julia Roussell, Brett and Carleigh Laude. Also surviving are his sister, Marilyn J. Ptacek, his brother, Donald Laude, and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 at the Holmdel Funeral Home, 26 South Holmdel Road, Holmdel. A funeral service will be offered at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17 in the funeral home. Interment will be in Fair View Cemetery, Middletown. For directions or to send an online condolence to the family, please visit

Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 15, 2014
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