Dinah Berentes

January 21, 1924May 24, 2019

732-349-5700 Mary Schwartz, Director

Dinah Koch Berentes, 95, of Manchester, NJ, passed away at home on May 24th, 2019. She was born and raised in Bloomfield, NJ, and graduated from Bloomfield High School. She attended Ocean County College, and was employed in the Medical Department of the Prudential Insurance Company in Newark, NJ. Dinah was a member of the church choir of Watsessing Methodist Church in Bloomfield and taught Sunday School to grades Kindergarten through 7. She volunteered at the YMCA and the Salvation Army. Dinah was Chairman of Education for the Ladies Home League for 15 years in Red Bank, NJ. She was employed by Robert Reynolds Associates and Brookdale College before moving to Manchester, NJ. She was a member of the Ladies Golf Club, YMCA, and the Salvation Army Home League. Dinah attended the Toms River Presbyterian Church.

Dinah was predeceased by her parents, Dina and Arthur Stavast; her two brothers: James Stavast and Andreas Stavast; a sister Helen Lawson; and her beloved husband Joseph Berentes who passed in 2010. She is also predeceased by her first husband Frederick Koch, father of her four loving children: Fred Koch and wife Ingunn, Andrew Koch, Peter Koch and Diane Kunen; six grandchildren: Dinah and Fredrikke Koch, Alexandra Hendrick and husband Mark, Ryan Koch, and Megan and Peter Koch; and three great grandchildren, Jack, Hance and Haily Fey.

A Committal Service will be held at Brig. General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown at a later date. Condolences may be made by visiting Anderson and Campbell Funeral Home in Toms River is in charge of the arrangements.


  • A Committal Service will be held at a later date at Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery


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Ingunn Helle Koch

May 30, 2019

Dear Dinah.
Thank you for all the good memories we have with you. For all the nice christmas and birthday presents from you and Diane, sent your grand children Dinah and Fredrikke.
We always felt so welcome for all the times we came to visit you. Old Joey who always called me Ingis.
It is so sad we could not see you more often, because of the distance from Norway.
Rest in peace, will never forget you. Love you ❤❤❤❤

Lawrence Graham

May 29, 2019

Fred , I am so sorry to learn of your Mom's passing. She can rest easy now...she is home...with heart felt condolances...Larry