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Sylvia H.

November 15, 2019

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Obituary for Sylvia H. Whelan

Sylvia H. Whelan, age 95 of Little Silver, died Friday, November 15, 2019. Born in Perth Amboy, she was a lifelong resident of the shore area. Sylvia went on to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a Nurse attending Bellevue School of Nursing in NY. She worked at both Monmouth Medical Center and Riverview Medical Center retiring in 1987. She was the oldest member of The Reformed Church of Tinton Falls participating in many of its programs and activities. Sylvia made the ultimate gift of donating her body for medical education at Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine.

She was predeceased by her husband, Samuel Whelan in 1973; her son, Dr. Charles H. Whelan, and 2 brothers, Ernest and Rowland Van Cleef. Surviving are two daughters and a son in law, Carol Whelan and Eileen and Pasquale Torchia; her son and daughter in law, Michael and Connie Whelan; her brother and sister in law, Rev. Robin Van Cleef and his wife Nancy; her cousin, Katherine Nolan; her daughter in law, Therese Whelan; her grandchildren and their spouses, Dr. Russell Whelan and his wife Liz, Andrea Pearson and her husband Ryan; Cynthia Rivera and her husband Joel; Michael Torchia and his fiancée Jenn, Matthew Whelan and his wife Samantha; Emily Whelan and her fiancé Billy and her beloved great grandchildren, Anthony, Michael and Maria Rivera, Conor Pearson and Claire Whelan.

A memorial service will be held at the Church where she dedicated her life, The Reformed Church of Tinton Falls at 62 Hance Avenue in Tinton Falls on Saturday, December 14 at 1:00 pm. The family invites you to leave a letter of condolence, light a memorial candle or make a memorial donation by selecting the appropriate tab.

Service Information

Saturday, December 14th, 2019 1:00pm
Reverend David deForest
The Reformed Church of Tinton Falls
62 Hance Avenue
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
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