Which Local Public Official Retirees Receive More than $100G Pension?

Several Long Branch, Eatontown, West Long Branch and Tinton Falls retirees make list


Twelve former public employees in Long Branch, West Long Branch, Tinton Falls and Eatontown are part of the so-called "$100K" club, receiving more than $100,000 in pension from the state of New Jersey. The towns' highest pensions go to former school officials and police chiefs and captains.

Last year, 1,244 former employees collected more than $100,000 the according to New Jersey Watchdog. This number has increased by 28 percent since 2010, according to New Jersey Watchdog.

Former Long Branch Superintendent is seventh on the list with a pension of $154,711. Ferraina retired last year and was replaced by Michael Salvatore.

Former Shore Regional High School Superintendent Leonard Schnappauf is also high on the list with a pension of $137,155. Schnappauf retired last year as well.

Two former Long Branch Assistant Superintendents George L. Catrambone and Archie Greenwood are both on the list, making $116,219 and $105,761, respectively.

Betty McElmon, the former superintendent of the West Long Branch School district, makes $112,980.

Long Branch's former public safety director, William Richards, is also on the list with a pension of $115,052.

Tinton Falls Administrator Gerald M. Turning and Eatontown Administrator George Jackson are both on the list with pensions of $118,658 and $106,552, respectively. The pensions represent the amount of money both men collect after retiring as police chiefs in their respective towns. After retiring, Turning and Jackson became administrators for their municipalities.

Other names on the list include:

Barbara Struble, former Eatontown School District Superintendent: $108,887

David M. Trevena, former Tinton Falls Police Captain: $102,846

Joseph R. Milano, former Tinton Falls Police Captain: $101,793

Willi Barnshaw, former Eatontown Police Chief: $100,244

APG Transplant April 05, 2012 at 02:54 PM
And yet the roads in Tinton Falls are a disgrace....who's in charge here, anyway?
Thomas A. Blasi April 05, 2012 at 04:14 PM
To most individuals who toil in the soil, working for far less money these retirement payouts seem outlandish and thus we are green with envy. But consider the following factor; their life expectancy; how many years will they be alive and how many of good years do they have left! Would you be willing to trade the years of your life for money? I wouldn’t. Also consider that these individuals do not hoard this money and hide it under their mattress! On the contrary, it is spent on goods and services and thus is regurgitated back into the community and has a ripple effect that benefits us.
susie picciotti April 06, 2012 at 11:49 AM
Christina Warren April 06, 2012 at 12:19 PM
I think it's a shame that anyone should look into your bank book and judge. Before anyone comments, you need to take good look inside and ask yourself, is it greed or self righteousness saying it. This was a perk when they signed up for the job, an opportunity to have their families taken care of after they're gone. Or is it that you feel they are bad people and don't deserve it. When people don't have enough money to make it in this world we gripe that Americans just don't have the opportunities in this country to survive, when they find the means to live they have no right to do it! Darned if you do, darned I'd you don't.
Lelia April 07, 2012 at 06:57 AM
Obviously these people knew how to play the game very well. Kudos!


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