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Frederick D. Makin

November 13, 1939 ~ December 27, 2020 (age 81)


Frederick D. Makin II, fondly known as 'Rick', a resident of Luftman Towers in Lincroft, died on Dec. 27, 2020, due to complications of COVID-19. Rick had been an editorial and entertainment editor of the Asbury Park Press for 38 years. Rick was a 1957 graduate of Point Pleasant Beach High School and alumnus of Bowdoin College. He was an actor and singer in 50 musicals and plays for Red Oak Music Theatre, Phoenix Productions, Premier Theatre Co., First Avenue Playhouse, Monmouth Civic Chorus, and Highlands Singers. He was director and advisory board member of Keyport Senior Center Chorus. He also was a member of the Tower Hill Church Choir in Red Bank.

He was predeceased by his parents, Evelyn Marston and George Makin, and stepmother, Irene.  Rick is survived by his adoring wife, Corinne (Comparato) Makin; his loving children, son Bob Makin and wife, Alliene Lee, and daughters, Dr. Melissa Sannelli and husband, Tom, Lisa Knopf and husband, Jon, and Linnea Teetsel and husband, Gary; cherished grandchildren, Matthew Makin and wife, Christina Lupo, Rebekah Makin and boyfriend, Aaron Warmbrand, Matt Ellenberg and wife, Julie, Daniel Ellenberg, Eli and Michael Sannelli, Lauren and Julia Kopf, and Ashleigh and Erika Teetsel; adored great granddaughter, Piper Ellenberg, and former daughter-in-law, Cheryl Zitomer Makin.

Arrangements were entrusted to Shore Point Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 3269 State Highway/Route 35 North, Hazlet, New Jersey 07730.  In respect of Rick's wishes, he will be privately cremated.  For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit,

Rick’s memorial service will be held at Tower Hill when the pandemic is over.  In the meantime, donations in his memory can be made to St. Jude’s Children's Research Hospital at, 800-478-5833, or P.O. Box 1893  Memphis, TN 38101-9950.

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