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Richard B. Stockton, 82, passed away on October 19, 2008. Born in Long Branch, Mr. Stockton resided in Manhattan for many years before retiring to the Jersey shore.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II where he was in the infantry.
Mr. Stockton attended Atlantic Highlands High School. After completing his military service, he graduated from Drexel University and Columbia University School of Business.
He began a lifelong career in finance working for the U.S. government, and later held positions at Exxon Corporation, Eastern Airlines and Piper Aircraft. Towards the end of his career, he turned to publishing and teaching. He was employed by Alexander Hamilton Institute, where he authored books on management and finance. He also taught finance and economics at New York University and Monmouth University.
Mr. Stockton is survived by his sister Joan Finnegan of Atlantic Highlands and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Robert Stockton; his sister Claire Livingston; and his loving companion Frances Rojack in 2005.
There will be no visiting hours, or funeral services. The Woolley Funeral Home, Long Branch is in charge of arrangements. You may light a candle of condolence on the opposite page.