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Obit Schultz

Obit Burke

On December 23, 2006 of Bellmawr. Age 56.
Beloved husband of Maryann (nee Gibel), Loving father of Kelly, David and Gregory. Brother of Gerald P. Burke and his wife Nonie. Uncle of Kevin, Kyle and Colin. Son of the late May (nee Schmidt) and Patrick. Also included in the family are Megan Monti and Thomas Smith, fiance's of Greg and Kelly.
Ray was a graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School in 1968. He served 4 years in the U.S. Navy as a Naval Aviation Trainer. In 2004, Ray retired from the U.S. Postal Service after serving almost 30 years. Ray was always interested in sports. In high school Ray was member of the baseball team. In the Navy he was a member of the football team, the basketball team and the men's softball team. Ray enjoyed boxing and kept up with all its current events. His passion for sports led to a long "career" as a coach for his sons' baseball, basketball and soccer teams during their elementary years. Ray's sense of humor is famous - dry and spontaneous. You just never knew when it would appear. Ray is remembered by so many as a one-of-a-kind friend and a brother.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the viewing Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and Thursday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 am. Funeral service 10:00 am Thursday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Interment will be private.


Suddenly on December 23, 2006, of Gloucester City, NJ age 48 years. He is the beloved son of William and Rita (nee Hunt) Schultz. Thomas is the loving companion for 20 years of Barbara Sturts. Dear brother of William Schultz III (Janet), Donna Schultz, Kimberly Mecchello (Frank) and Lisa O'Sullivan (Daniel). He also loved spending time with his 8 nieces and 13 nephews.
Thomas served his Country proudly in the U.S. Navy where he attained the rank of Petty Officer 2nd Class. He was also a member of the US Navy Foundation. Thomas was employed as a boiler operator at the Sunoco Oil Refinery in West Deptford. He loved to fish more than anything else and was also an avid bowler.
Relatives and friends are invited meet Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00pm and again Thursday morning from 9:30 to 10:30am at THE ETHERINGTON- CRERAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Powell St in Gloucester City. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00AM at St. Mary's Church 426 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Interment to follow in New St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr, NJ.