E. Frank West
E. Frank West, age 95 of Tinton Falls died June 29, 2018 at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank. Mr. West was a biology teacher, guidance counselor and coach at Long Branch High School and Shore Regional High School retiring in 1984. He served our country honorably for 40 years; the US Navy during WWII, and the US Navy Reserves, retiring as Captain in 1983. He was a member of the Military Officers Association of America, the NEA, the NJEA and an “Athletic Hall of Famer” for both Long Branch High School and the College of New Jersey.
He was predeceased by his first wife Delores in 1985; his second wife Jeanne in 2016, and one brother, Thurlow West. Surviving are his son and daughter in law, Thomas and Ellen West of Belle Vernon, PA; two daughters and a son in law, Patricia and William Kesselring of E. Stroudsburg, PA and Deborah West of Long Branch; his brother, Alden West of West Long Branch, 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
A memorial gathering will be held at the Damiano Funeral Home, 191 Franklin Avenue in Long Branch on Friday, July 13 from 11 am until till the time of the service with Military Honors at 12 pm. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Hackensack Meridian Hospice, 1340 Campus Parkway, Suite A3, Neptune, NJ 07753 or the American Heart Association of NJ, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241 (www.heart.org). Letters of condolence may be sent through the web at www.damianofuneralhome.com.