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Richard A Payne

August 13, 1944 ~ May 30, 2019 (age 74)

Richard A. Payne, 74, of Keyport, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Tallwoods Care Center in Bayville, New Jersey.  Richard was born on August 13, 1944 in Newark, New Jersey and was raised in Nutley and Bloomfield.  In 1977, he moved to to Hazlet, New Jersey where he began his family and in 1987, settled in Keyport.  Before retirement, Richard was the proprietor of his own business, Richard's Appliance Service.  Over the years while working in his community, Richard developed many close and lasting relationships with his customers.

He was predeceased by his parents, Abraham and Dorothy (Steffens) Payne, his brother, Robert Payne and his nephew, David Payne.  Richard is survived by his loving daughters, Allison M. Lynch of Bayville, New Jersey and Crystal L. Kurtz and her husband, Brian, of Forked River, New Jersey, his previous wife, Lanette Payne-Taylor, his dear siblings, Peter Payne and his wife, Patricia, of Royal Palm Beach, Florida, and Kathleen Bernat of Savannah, Georgia, and his cherished grandchildren, Dylan Lynch, Olivia Kurtz, Alexis Lynch and Brianna Kurtz, along with his treasured niece, Lisa Bruhn.  Richard will be deeply missed, but never forgotten.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 2:00 to 6:00 PM at the Shore Point Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 3269 State Highway/Route 35 North, Hazlet, New Jersey 07730.  A prayer service will be offered at the funeral home on Sunday evening at 5:00 PM.  In respect of his wishes, Richard will be privately cremated.  For information, directions, or to send condolences to the family, please visit,

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