Brook Challender

Brook Alis Challender

Wednesday, July 13th, 1977 - Wednesday, June 17th, 2020
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Brook Alis Challender (Castaldi), 42, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, from a heart condition on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. She was born on July 13, 1977, and was the youngest daughter to Joseph "Skip" and Bonnie Castaldi (Smith). She was a lifelong resident of Egg Harbor Township graduating from Egg Harbor Township High School in 1995, before continuing her education at Towson University.

Brook dedicated her adult life to the children of Atlantic City. Upon graduating from Towson University in 1999, she became a teacher at the Dr. Martin Luther King Complex teaching 4th grade. Brook then continued her education obtaining her Masters Degree in order to become a Reading Specialist. She then went a step further, and obtained another Masters Degree to become an Assistant Principal at the Dr. Martin Luther King Complex followed by the Pennsylvania Avenue School, which was the position she held at the time of her death.

Brook's greatest achievement in life was becoming a mother in 2014 to her precious twin boys Brody and Bryce, who she loved and adored more than anything. Her legacy will undoubtedly live on through them.

Brook is survived by her loving husband Brian and her sons Brody and Bryce. She is also survived by her parents, Joseph "Skip" and Bonnie Castaldi, her sister Danielle Conroy (James), mother and father in law William and Linda Challender, brother in law William (Susan), brother in law Bruce (Liz), nieces Madison Conroy, Claudia, and Emily Challender, and nephews Jackson Conroy, William, Evan, and Colin Challender. Brook is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at Adams Perfect Funeral Home in Northfield between the hours of 12:00-2:00 (masks must be worn). The family is asking that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Brody and Bryce Challender. Donations can be mailed to 147 Asbury Road, Egg Harbor Township, NJ, 08234. A private service for the family will be held at a different time.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Adams-Perfect Funeral Home
    1650 New Road
    NORTHFIELD, NJ 08225
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  • Interment

    Seaside Crematory
    Thomas Drive
    MARMORA, NJ 08223
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Private Condolence

Irene Butcher

Posted at 10:21am
Dear Skip,
We are so very saddened to learn of the loss of your beautiful daughter. Please know that you, Bonnie and your family are in our prayers. May God bless you all!
With deepest sympathy,
Irene (Cierech) and Bill Butcher

Tom Baglini

Posted at 09:46am
Dear Skip and Bonnie, I am so sorry for your loss. Words cannot express the sorrow that I feel. Just wanted you to know that I have you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I hope your precious memories of such a wonderful person bring you comfort in the days ahead. Fondly, Tom Baglini

Posted at 09:40pm
Dear Skip, Bonnie, and family, We are so sad to hear of Brook’s passing. We know your hearts are broken. What an unbelievable impact she made on so many lives, in such a short time. We pray for comfort and peace for everyone. May the love your family shared sustain you during this difficult time. Linda Kirshy and Nancy Meschter.

Joyce Grohman

Posted at 02:30pm
Dear Skip, Bonnie, Brian and Danelle,
We are so sad to learn of your loss. Such a loss at a young age. We will keep Brook in our prayers and our hearts. I pray that all the joyous moments you shared will bring you some comfort. We love you and ask God to bless you all.
Your cousin, Joyce (Hackney) and Dennis Grohman

Valerie Schwartz (Crawford)

Posted at 10:14am
Words cannot express how deeply sorry I am for your loss. Brook was such a light in this world. I am blessed to have called her my friend. All my love and healing prayers are being sent to her family.

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