Lois Marie Lingsch passed away peacefully on March 19, 2022 at the age of 93. Lois was born April 17, 1928 in Orange, NJ to Leon and Mable Sturgis. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Lingsch after 60 years of marriage. In addition to being a mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Lois was a lifelong educator graduating from Kean University (Formerly Newark State Teacher's College) in 1949, teaching primarily in the Middletown School system retiring in 1990. Lois and her family lived in Belford, NJ for 25 years, in Highlands for 15 years, Holiday City West for 16 years and with her daughter for the past 8 years in Highlands.
Lois was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Atlantic Highlands, where she taught Sunday School for several years. After retiring to Toms River, she attended the Pinelands Reformed Church of Toms River. Lois was an avid reader and great poem writer. She enjoyed writing poems for special occasions. You could give her a few facts about something and she would compose the perfect poem for the occasion, be it a birthday, wedding or retirement. She loved travelling with her husband and brought back mementos from around the world for her family. Lois could often be found at the beach, one of her favorite places. Throughout her life, Lois always had pets and a fondness for animals. Lois will be lovingly remembered as a devoted and caring wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
In addition to her husband, Charles, Lois was preceded in death by her mother Mabel at a young age, and was raised by her Aunt Laura who also predeceased her along with her father, Leon; her son, Bruce Robert and her grandson, Sean Michael. She is survived by her children Stephen (Steve) and his wife Deborah of Baltimore, MD, William (Bill) and his wife Lana of Diamondhead, MS, and Donna Alvator of Highlands, NJ. She leaves six special grandchildren and three great grandchildren; Jenna and her husband Brett; Kelsey and her husband Eric; Allison and her husband Josh; Danielle; Joshua and his wife Silvia and Brad and three great grandchildren. She is also survived by her beloved sister Phyllis Truseak.
A special thank you to hospice and the people who provided care to our mother, especially Jean Kodman and Mary Froncek at Bayside Manor.
Friends and relatives may pay their respects on Saturday from 12 - 2 pm at Scott & Kedz Home for Funerals. A Funeral Service will conclude the afternoon around 2pm and a private cremation will follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation at http://www.alzfdn.org/
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