On April 10, 2012 a long time resident of Brooklawn, NJ, age 91 yrs. He was the
beloved husband of Thelma (nee Stevens) and the late Ruth M. (nee Harvey), the loving father of Loretta J. Clark of Mays Landing, dear brother of Herbert W. Gansz of Deptford and cherished grandfather of Dawn Mollenkopf (Steve), Stacey McIlvaine (Tim) and Doug Clark (Samantha) and 5 great-grandchildren, Morgan, Brooke, Clark, Tyler and Regan. Also survived by his stepson, James H. Mason III (Karen); and several step grand & great-grandchildren.
Mr. Gansz was an active member of his community. He was a faithful member of the Brooklawn United Methodist Church for 78 years. He was a proud Army veteran of WW II, a former Councilman for the Borough of Brooklawn, a member of the Brooklawn Fire Co., a member of the Brooklawn 60 Plus Club and also coached Brooklawn Little League for many years. At the time of his death, Mr. Gansz was Brooklawn's rep to the Camden County Municipal Coordinators on Aging Association. He was employed at the NY Shipbuilding Co. during the war and upon return from his service in Japan, became employed with Texaco Eagle Point Plant, where he retired as a foreman. Mr. Gansz was also a member of IOOF Crown Point Lodge #268.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet Thursday evening from 7:00 to 9:00pm and again Friday morning from 10:00am to 11:00am at the Brooklawn United Methodist Church, Maude and Hannevig Aves., Brooklawn. Funeral Services will be held 11:00am at the Church. Interment to follow at Harleigh Cemetery, Camden. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer memorial donations in Mr. Gansz's name may be made to The Brooklawn United Methodist Church, 213 Maude Ave., Brooklawn, NJ 08030. Arrangements entrusted to the ETHERINGTON-CRERAN FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City NJ www.etheringtonfh.com