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Richard "Rick the Barber" Stegeland

AGE: 73 • North Middletown

Richard W. Stegeland, 73, of North Middletown, passed away on January 23, 2017 at Riverview Medical Center. He was born in the Bronx, NY to John and Elsie (Hayo) Stegeland. His family moved to North Middletown when he was 14. Rick was the owner and operator of Rick's Place Hair Cutters of West Keansburg for over 50 years. Rick loved his work and he loved all of his customers. He was a real people person who always had a smile and a joke for everyone. Rick was an avid skier and stamp collector. He was also a faithful Yankees and NY Giants fan and would happily show the tattoos he had for each of them.

Surviving to cherish his memory are his wife of 32 years, Beth; his daughter, Heidi Doyle and her husband Tommy; step-daughter, Heather Brustowicz and her husband TJ; his sister, Jean Layton and brother-in-law Joe; his niece, Kim Collins and her husband Stephen; nephew, Steven Zarkowski and his wife Judy. Rick is also survived by his 4 grandchildren, Thomas Doyle IV, George Doyle, Jack and Abby Brustowicz, brother-in-law, Marty Helfer and his wife Maureen; his mother-in-law, Helen Helfer; and many other friends and relatives; as well as his faithful feline companions, Walker, Cinder, and Soot.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 4 to 8 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, January 26th at 8:30 am at the funeral home. A Funeral Liturgy will be offered Thursday, at 9:30 am at St. Catherine's Church, 110 Bray Avenue, Middletown.

In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution in Richard's name to the COPD Foundation, 641 S Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 or to an animal shelter foundation of your choice. For more information, to send condolences or for directions, please visit
Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 24, 2017
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