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Clara Beatrice VanPelt


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Clara Beatrice VanPelt

Middletown - Beatrice Van Pelt, age 87, formerly of Middletown, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 24th, 2018 at Clarement Care Center in Point Pleasant. Beatrice was born on October 4, 1930 in Long Branch, NJ to the late parents of Lawrence and Clara Wolf. She raised her family in the River Plaza section of Middletown Township where she resided for over 60 years. A talented seamstress, Beatrice successfully owned and operated Van Pelt Upholstery, along with her husband, for many years until her retirement. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Red Bank Moose Lodge and served as Senior Regent in 1974.

Beatrice is preceded in death by her husband in 2009, the late Leslie Van Pelt Jr. and by her son Leslie "Chipper" Van Pelt, III. She is survived by her daughters, Beverly and her husband Charles Wills, Sr. of Point Pleasant and Karen and her husband Thomas Logue of River Plaza; daughter-in-law Judith Van Pelt of Toms River; sister Phoebe Nigro of Plantation, Florida; and seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Services were held privately under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home in Brick Township. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.colonialfuneralgroup.com
Published in Asbury Park Press on Sept. 16, 2018
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