Marie Elsie Fortenbacher

August 9, 1922July 6, 2019

Marie Elsie Meily Fortenbacher, 96, of Wall Twp., passed away peacefully Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Manor by the Sea in Ocean Grove. Born in NYC, she lived in Mt. Holly Springs, PA and Manasquan, before moving to Wall Township.

Mrs. Fortenbacher worked for Chase National Bank in NYC. She was a parishioner of St. Catharine Church in Spring Lake and a member of Catholic Daughters of America Court St. Denis 1497. She was a retired member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Division VIII.

Mrs. Fortenbacher was predeceased by her grandparents, Dr. Harry Seltzer and Sarah Meily, her parents, Lester Jacob and Elsie Marie Meily, her husband Leo Karl in 1994 and her son Karl in 2017. She is survived by her daughter, Ann Slavick and her husband Glen of Manasquan and her granddaughter Alison Marie.

Marie’s family would like to thank the staff at Manor by the Sea in Ocean Grove for being a blessing to both Marie and her family, and for helping Marie to live her last 5 years of life to the fullest.

A Mass will be held on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 10:30 am at St. Catharine Church in Spring Lake. Cremation will be private.

The Neary Quinn Funeral Home, 39 South Street, Manasquan is in charge of her arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in her name to the Disabled American Veterans at


  • Mass Wednesday, July 10, 2019


Marie Elsie Fortenbacher

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Michele Knapp

July 9, 2019

Marie was a dear sweet lady who always had a smile and “have a nice day” for everyone she encountered. Her graceful spirit was truly an inspiration .