In Memoriam


Alfred Ceaser Jr.
, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, at the Barbara Cheung Memorial Hospice Center, Edison. He was 74 years old. Mr. Ceaser was born in New York City and lived for many years in Queens. He relocated to the Somerset area in 1972. He was a longtime member of Somerset Presbyterian Church, Somerset.

Mr. Ceaser was a graduate of Newton High School Class of 1953. Upon his graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served four years active duty on the destroyer, USS New and continued to serve four more years in the Naval Reserves. He was a Cum Laude graduate of Adelphi University with a Bachelors of Science in Communications and Management. He was employed by the NY/NJ Port Authority for close to 38 years. His career started with the Port Authority as a laborer and through the years held various positions. He retired in 1997 as the Maintenance Unit Supervisor of the Staten Island Tunnels and Bridges.

Mr. Ceaser served on the Franklin Township Board of Education from 1975-1978 and served as a Franklin Township Councilman from 1987-1993. He was a past chairman of the Franklin Township Housing Authority, a member of the Franklin Township Board of Adjustments and the Franklin Township Zoning Board.

Mr. Ceaser is survived by his wife of 46 years, Yvonne Denard Ceaser of Somerset; and his children, Alfred Ceaser III and his wife Dawn of Newark, Del., Eric Ceaser and his wife Sheila of Kenya, and Marc Ceaser of Piscataway. He is also survived by a brother, Reginald Ceaser and his wife Toni of Queens, N.Y.; his grandchildren, Joshua, Elliot and Eliana, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29 at the Gleason Funeral Home 1360 Hamilton St., Somerset. A funeral service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30 at Somerset Presbyterian Church, Somerset. Interment will follow at Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown. Contributions in Mr. Ceaser's name may be made to Somerset Presbyterian Church, 100 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Somerset, NJ 08873.

Published in Home News Tribune on November 27, 2009

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