Remembered for their gifts of life

Asbury Park Press | Amanda Oglesby

BRICK — Seventeen-year-old Andrew Jova was a Brick Fire Explorer, an active church member and a sports fan who loved the Yankees.

That's how he was remembered following his death from injuries suffered in a fall from a car on Sally Ike Road in 2008.

Robert McCullion, 68, of Toms River was a Vietnam veteran, loving husband and father of three. He died from heart disease and pneumonia in 2014.

Despite the years and miles between them, Jova and McCullion share something in common: Each helped improve lives after their deaths. Both will be remembered on a float at the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California, on New Year's Day. Continue readings