"Memories Are Our Business"
Copyright Version 4.0 May 2016
This OurGerritsenBeach Website has been operational for in excess of five years. It has been our objective to re-connect Gerritsen Beach “ex-patriots” and current residents of Gerritsen Beach. Our photos and stories appear to have accomplished this vision. We hope you have enjoyed this site and will continue to view it and convey to your friends and neighbors what this website is. We encourage your contribution of any photos or stories that might be sitting in that shoe box in your house - share those pictures! Need help? Drop us a note and we will assist.
OurGerritsenBeach.Com Second Reunion
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The concept of OurGerritsenBeach.com was the vision of Marrett in 1995. She independently began GerritsenBeachMemories.com with her vision and limited technology capability. Marrett's persistence and dedication to the memory of Gerritsen Beach prevailed. Thank you Marrett - RIP!
"Memories Are Our Business"
Our Gerritsen Beach Contributors
It is with a heavy heart that I write this notice. Since our last reunion in 2014, we have lost four friends. Kerry Smith, Mary Hayes, Tommy Esposito and most recently Jimmy O'Hagan. May they rest in peace. They are in Our Gerritsen Beach Memories.
Additionally since the 2014 reunion we lost two other friends of Our Gerritsen Beach, Robert Bernard and Nancy Buehler. Robert and Nancy always supported and contributed to this website. We will miss you Robert and Nancy.
Copyright James N. Fetter - 2016
A Special note of thanks to Bobby Espositio, Mike Cassidy and Richie Buehler for their recent contributions to the operational cost of this website.
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Robert 'Bob' Catherwood, 69
Loving husband, father, and papa
Robert "Bob" Catherwood, 69, of Somerset, N.J., passed away on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016.
Visitation is Wednesday and Thursday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Plinton Curry Funeral Home, Somerset, with services Friday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Matthias in Somerset. Please log on to www.plintoncurry.com to sign Bob's guest book.
Bob was born Jan. 12, 1947, son of the late Germaine and Neely Catherwood and brother of the late Christina Bianco.
He was happily married to his wife, Janet Catherwood, for 47 years. He is also survived by three daughters, Theresa Benvenuto (John), Renee Mazzola, and Jana Grippo (Steve). His pride and joy were his five grandchildren, Justina, Nicholas, Andrew, Isabella and Stephen.
Bob was a 100 percent disabled veteran who served in the Air Force. He was a retired postal overhaul technician.
Born in Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn, Bob raised his family in Great Kills for 25 years before moving to a retirement community in Somerset. He was a die-hard fan of the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Mets. He lovedhis family, friends, coaching his girls' softball team and cheering his grandchildren on from the sidelines. He fought a good fight to the end.
In lieu of flowers, please donate in honor of Bob Catherwood to cholangiocarcinoma.org.
Plinton Curry Funeral Home 428 Elizabeth Ave. Somerset, N.J. 08873 (732) 469-3300
Bob's contribution to this website and the OurGerritsenBeach Facebook Page were invaluable. Bob's contributions will be sorely missed. We all wish Bob's wife Janet and family comfort as they cope with their loss. Bob you will be missed.
I am attaching a story Bob had written a few years I think illustrates Bob's love of Gerritsen Beach. Click here to read his story.