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Ellen Ciok


Ellen Ciok, of Middletown, NJ, passed away peacefully on March 12, 2017 at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank. She was born in Jersey City, NJ and lived in Middletown since 1947. Ellen worked as a legal secretary for Himelman & Himelman Law Firm. She later worked for the Red Bank Borough Municipal Court presided by Judge Himelman as Court Administrator. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and large extended family.

Surviving are her devoted husband of 50 years, Michael Ciok, son and daughter-in-law, Peter and Tammy Ciok; two daughters and son-in-law, Amy and Bud Zaouk, and Erin and her partner Thomas Braun; 5 grandchildren, Kayla, Evan, Kaled, Eamonn, and Ayla; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Gary and Gloria Dethlefsen, Walter and Cheryl Dethlefsen, Michael Dethlefsen; two sisters and brother-in-law, Linda and Jack Armstrong, and Irene Dethlefsen. Also surviving is her best friend, Ruthie Rye; and several nieces and nephews.

Ellen was preceded in death by her parents, August and Edna Dethlefsen, and her grand-niece, Megan Hartigan.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, from 4-8 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. A Funeral Liturgy will be offered on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 9:30 am at St. Catherine's Church, 110 Bray Ave., N. Middletown.

In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution in Ellen's name to the Anne Arundel County ASPCA at or the at For more information, to send condolences or for directions, please visit
Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 14, 2017
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