Frances (Lockwood) Van Kuik
Lehigh Acres - Frances (Lockwood) Van Kuik, 91, of Lehigh Acres, FL, passed away peacefully at Gulf Coast Medical Center on April 8, 2021 with her daughter Susan and son-in-law Joe Agnellino by her side. She was born November 16th, 1929 to Frances (Lipp) Lockwood and Arthur Lockwood in Long Branch, NJ. She always spoke of her beautiful childhood on Ocean Ave., Monmouth Beach, NJ. She would go crabbing in the river and bring them to the Lockwood Seafood Market. She graduated High School in Long Branch, NJ., She worked at Long Branch telephone Company as an operator for 2 years.
Frances had an appreciation for travel and told stories of traveling cross country with her husband Bill
Van Kuik. They camped in their van, enjoyed many cruises, and visited Europe. She spoke of times in Holland with Bill's warm, loving family. She was also so proud to have climbed the China Wall.
Frances enjoyed summers with her sister Betty and winters in Rock Creek RV Park. She loved her Rock Creek family.
She is survived by her loving children, Susan Agnellino (Joe) Lehigh Acres, FL, William J. Van Kuik, (Young-Soon) Seattle, Wa., Caroline Vamus (John), Long Branch, N.J., Sister, Betty Apostolacus, Grandchildren - Nicholas Vamvus (Michelle), Long Branch, N.J., Theresia Frances Baker (Damon), Seattle, Wa., Caitlin Vamvus (Elisa) Burlington, V.T., William K. Van Kuik ( Jesse). Seattle, Wa. Daniel Vamus (Skye) Big Bend, Ca, and Great Grandchildren, Quinn W Van Kuik, Beatrix Ruby Baker, Jude A Van Kuik, Seattle, Wa., Isabella Brock, Long Branch, N.J.
Frances loved her nieces and nephews, Bill, Steve, Dianne Apostolacus, Irene, Lewis and Lisa Desories. She also had a special bond with her sister-in-law Marilyn Willard.
Frances was preceded in death by her husbands Earl W. Anderson, William Van Kuik, brother Arthur Lockwood and grandson Steven Agnellino.
Frances was a member of the Monmouth Beach Cultural Center, Ladies Auxiliary Fire Department, Monmouth Beach and Long Branch Elks.
A Memorial Service at Woodbine Cemetery in Oceanport, N.J. will be announced at a later date.
Published in Asbury Park Press from Apr. 15 to Apr. 16, 2021.