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Alexander R. Caruso

AGE: 91 • Forked River

Alexander Ralph Caruso, 91, of Forked River passed away peacefully at home on December 16, 2016. Alexander was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and had resided in Forked River since 1984. He was always drawn to the beauty of the water. That is why he joined the U.S. Navy during World War II where he served oversees in the Battle of Okinawa. Alexander served as Lieutenant for the NYC Police Department in their Harbor Unit out of Sheepshead Bay. After 25 years of service, he retired in 1983. His quick-witted demeanor and optimism always put smiles on everyone's faces. He was a devoted father and loving family man who could fix just about anything. He enjoyed boating and particularly loved watching the sunset on the Forked River and enjoying a good cigar and glass of wine.

Mr. Caruso was predeceased by his brother, Anthony Caruso and sister, Grace Benedetto. Surviving is his loving wife of 66 years, Marie Caruso (nee Emma), his children, Theresa Barsch and her husband Wolfgang, Patricia Noto and her husband Joseph and Robert Caruso and his wife Sophia, 6 grandchildren, Christine Sikora and her husband Dave, Melissa Herbison and her husband Chad, Nicholas Noto, Alexander Caruso, Vincent Noto, Jacqueline Caruso and 5 great-grandchildren, Alexa and Jonathan Springman, Zackery and Emily Herbison and Jaxon Sikora. Also surviving are his siblings, Thomas Caruso and wife Nicki and Louis Caruso and his wife Lucille.

A Viewing will be held on Sunday, December 18, 2016 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm and Monday, December 19 from 9:30 am until the time of service at 10:00 am at Riggs Funeral Home, 130 North Rt. 9, Forked River, NJ 08731. Entombment will follow at St. Mary's Parish Cemetery, Beachview Ave., Manahawkin.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Dec. 18, 2016
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