Ethel G. Halvorsen, 97, most recently of Tinton Falls, peacefully passed away at her home on Friday, September 8th. Ethel was born in Staten Island, NY on August 10, 1926, a daughter of the late Karen and Johan Maarberg. She was raised in Staten Island and moved with her family to New Jersey in the 1950's. She eventually settled in Middletown in 1965, where she would raise her family and live for 43 years before moving to Seabrook Village in Tinton Falls in 2008.
Ethel graduated from Wagner College in Staten Island with a degree in nursing. She worked in various fields of nursing for several years. Once she married, she stayed at home to raise her family. Ethel volunteered in the office of the New Monmouth Baptist Church for over 20 years. She was also involved with the church's Women's Ministry and visited church members in nursing homes.
Ethel was predeceased by her husband, T. Herbert Halvorsen in 1993. She was also predeceased by her brother Arnold Maarberg and sister Karla Parsons.
Ethel is survived by her five children; her three daughters, Sharon Yedzdimir, Claire Pfeiffer and Ann Loftus, along with two sons, Eric Halvorsen and Arne Halvorsen. She also leaves behind many grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Friends and relatives may pay their respects on Tuesday from 5 - 8 pm and Wednesday from 10 - 11 am just prior to the funeral service at Scott & Kedz Home for Funerals, Belford, NJ. The burial and committal will follow at Fairview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Samaritan's Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607, may be made in Ethel's memory.