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Anthony J. Trause

AGE: 75 • Toms River

Anthony J. Trause, age 75, of the Holiday City Carefree section of Berkeley Township died on Friday, October 13, 2017 at Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune. Born in Passaic, he grew up in Carlstadt and lived in Glassboro, Boonton, and Green Township before settling in Holiday City in 2002.

Mr. Trause received his Bachelor's Degree from Montclair State College, and his Master's Degree from William Paterson State College. He had a distinguished career for over 30 years as an Educator, Coach and Athletic Director. He began his career teaching History at Glassboro High School, where he was also a football coach. He later taught History at East Rutherford High School (which became Becton Regional High School), where he was also athletic director and a football and basketball coach. His final post was at Newton High School, where he was a History teacher, and was football coach and athletic director. In addition, he was a member of the New Jersey Track and Field Association for over fifty years, serving in various capacities in that organization. He was also a member of the NJ State Athletic Director's Association, and was a sports official for the NJSIAA for many years.

He was an active member of Christ Episcopal Church, Toms River, and served as President of the Holiday City Carefree Homeowner's Association for five years. He was a Carlstadt City Councilman in the 1970's.

He was predeceased by his wife, Lorene, in 2013. Surviving are his sons, Anthony L. Trause and his girlfriend Darlene Kish of Manchester, and Jonathan Trause and his wife Meghann of Portland, OR; his brother, Robert Trause of Carlstadt; his uncle, Vito Trause of Washington Township; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mr. Trause will be long remembered by the many students, athletes, and colleagues whose lives he touched during his very distinguished career as a beloved and respected teacher, coach, and official.

Cremation was private, and entrusted to Horizon Funeral and Cremation Services, 1329 Route 37 West, Toms River. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 10:30am at Christ Episcopal Church, 415 Washington Street, Toms River. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Tony's memory can be made to the Christ Episcopal Church Memorial fund at the above address.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Oct. 18, 2017
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