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Samuel Carotenuto

AGE: 90 Red Bank

Samuel Carotenuto, 90, a lifelong resident of Red Bank, passed away peacefully Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at Riverview Medical Center. He was born and raised in Red Bank and was a graduate of the Red Bank Schools and Rutgers University. His education was interrupted by service in the U.S. Army in World War II and was discharged with a rank of Major. Upon completion of service in the military, Sam graduated from Rutgers University School of Law, cum laude in 1949, where he was on the editorial staff of the Rutgers Law Review for two years and Editor in Chief his third year. He was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1948 and joined the Reussille Law Firm in 1949 where he was an associate, partner and managing partner until 2000 when he became "of council" to the firm. There was no profession he considered more honorable and for the last ten years he continued to practice law. Sam was a member of the Monmouth Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association, American Bar Association and Monmouth Bar Foundation. A former president of the Monmouth Bar Association, and "Trustee in Perpetium" of both the Monmouth Bar Association and the Monmouth Bar Foundation, where he was one of the incorporators and a long time member of the Board of Directors. He was a former member and secretary of the Monmouth County Legal Aid Society and former member of the Supreme Court committee on the Unauthorized Practice of the Law. He served for many years as Municipal Attorney for the Borough of Red Bank, was a member and attorney for the Red Bank Board of Education, attorney for the Planning Board of the Boroughs of Red Bank, Rumson, Atlantic Highlands and for the Board of Adjustment of the boroughs of Red Bank, Rumson and Holmdel. He was one of the incorporators and attorney for the Leisure Village Foundation, one of the incorporators and secretary of the Riverview Hospital Foundation and a lifetime parishioner and former Trustee at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, Red Bank. He was a longtime member of the Deal Golf and Country Club and member and former trustee and secretary of the Monmouth Beach Bath and Tennis Club. Sam was a member of the Red Bank Rotary Club, the Antique Auto Club of Monmouth County and the Root Beer and Checker Club of Red Bank, where he was the recipient of the "Eight Ball" Award in 1986. Sam was an avid golfer, collector of antique cars and loyal fan of the New York Yankees and the New York Giants where he was a season ticket holder.

Sam was predeceased by his beloved wife, Doris Roberts Carotenuto and a brother, Michael. He was the loving father of Linda Steel; cherished grandfather of Megan Steel and Samantha White and her husband, Ian; adoring great-grandfather of Beckett White and his beloved sister, Chris.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St., Red Bank. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 18 at St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church, corner of Bridge Ave. and Chestnut St., Red Bank. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Middletown. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to St. Anthony of Padua RC Church, 121 Bridge Ave., Red Bank, NJ 07701.

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Published in Asbury Park Press from Feb. 15 to Feb. 16, 2011.
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February 17, 2011
Dear Linda, Megan, Samantha, Ian and Beckett, Jerry and I were so sorry to hear of Uncle Sam's passing. He was always my very favorite uncle! Our last visit with you both has left beautiful memories for me. I will always cherish that time we spent. Uncle Sam also left qiute an impression on Jerry. With our sincerest condolences. Love Gerri and Jerry
Gerri Ward- langlois
February 17, 2011
Dear Linda, Megan, and Samantha,

I just received a telephone call to let me know about Dad's death. Our family goes back a long time with many fond memories. It was your father I turned to whem my father died.His advice was always thoughtful and wise. I will always keep him in my thoughts. My deepest sympathy and warm regards.
Elaine Winters Cinnamon
Elaine Cinnamon
February 16, 2011
Eileen Kean sent us the news.
I am so sorry for your loss.
Sam was a wonderful friend and colleaugue to my dad, Carroll A Morley, and oddly enough, he passed on dad's birthday Feb 14.

I am sure they are playing golf and legally conspiring in heaven with dad being tempered by Sam's humane and compassionate touch. He was the best!

It is the end of an era where lawyers were proud protectors of "justice."

We thank you and your family for Sam's continuing friendship and support and know that his memory will live on as the youngest Morley, Ken, has named his youngest son, Sam in your father's honor.

Jennifer Morley, PhD
Jennifer Morley
February 16, 2011
Dear Linda, Megan & Samantha: I was so very sorry to hear about Mr. C. He was by far the greatest, "first class" man I have every met and I was proud to be his secretary for 32-1/2 years. I learned so much from him and I will miss him so very much. He was more than a boss, he was a great friend. He and Doris would do anything for anyone. There will NEVER be anyone like him.
Kathy Taylor
February 16, 2011
May perpetual light shine upon him.

Augie Schweers and Family
February 16, 2011
To the Carotenuto Family- Our deepest condolences to you all. Sam was a wonderful man who shared his wisdom and community spirit with everyone around him. He made Red Bank a wonderful place to grow up and live in. Thank you for sharing him with us-The Clancy Family of Red Bank
February 15, 2011
Dear Linda, I was saddened to hear the news of your dad's passing when my brother (Father Tony) called to tell me. I always thought the world of your dad and his help with legal matters when my dad Michael passed away. I loved your grandparents and as a child always remember going to visit them in Red Bank with my aunt Lucy Mottola and them coming to see my mom & dad (Michael & Anna Carotenuto) in Freehold. As in all families, busy with life, we don't always get to know all our relatives as much as we'd like but my heartfelt condolences, prayers & sympathy are extended to you and all of your family. Cousin Carmela Dunn
Carmela Dunn
February 15, 2011
February 15, 2011
Dear Linda, Megan, Samantha, Ian, Beckett, extended family and friends, our most sincere condolences on the passing of the man that was My Uncle Sam.
I always felt such a rush of joy and aliveness any time I was with my Uncle and as I grew older, those times were all too few and far between, I often wished that we lived closer. Our resemblance is apparently close enough that from time to time, Mom is heard to introduce me as her brother Sam... My last visit with him is still fresh and I'll cherish it always.
Paul and Gloria
Paul Ward
February 15, 2011
When I began in business a little over 50 years ago, Sam represented me. I have said many times that it was my great good fortune to have had his counsel and then that of his partners over the years. Sam did not have to wait to get into Heaven's door.
Don Somers
February 15, 2011
We extend our deepest sympathy to the entire family. Sam will be greatly missed.

Mark and Bonnie Carotenuto
February 15, 2011
I was saddened to hear from my sister, Jeanne, that Sam had passed away. As a young man, growing up on Harris Park, I came to know, admire, and respect Sam and his family. He was not just a good neighbor, but at one time he was my employer, my Rotary Club sponsor, and my personal attorney. He will be missed and always remembered.
William McKnight
February 15, 2011
Nina and I regret that we will not be able to attend Sam's memorial services. We knew him to be a truly great person in all respects-husband,father,grandfather,lawyer,public servant and friend. His gentlemanly manner and class is something we will always remember. Ron and Nina Riccio
February 15, 2011
We are deeply saddened to learn Sam has passed away and
extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Claire & John Simpson,Tequesta, Fl. [formally Shadow Lake Village.
February 15, 2011
Never have I known a more honorable man than Sam. In every aspect of his life he was cheerful and dependable and truly responsive to the needs of his friends and his clients. I cherished every moment that I could spend with such an elegant man.
Stephen J. Dubel, M.D.
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