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September 2007

Judith Reinhardt Diehlman, Gloucester City Community Activist

On September 29, 2007. (nee Wilgus) Age 66. Of Gloucester City. Devoted and Caring Mother of Tammy Sharp of Blackwood, Robyn Scott of Montclair, Virginia, Lisa Cook of Gloucester City and Susan Hurley of Westville. Beloved Daughter of Martin Connelly of Gloucester City and the late Kathryn Connelly. Dear Sister of Shirley Fox of Gloucester City, Wayne Connelly of Brooklawn and the late Jerome Wilgus. Caring grandmother of Jason Sharp, Adam Scott, William Sharp, Melissa McGinness, Megan Scott, Jesse Sharp, Joshua McGinness, Carolyn Scott, Khristian... Read more →

Gloucester County Locals in the Military

ARMY NATIONAL GUARD PVT. PAUL J. GARNER has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. He is the son... Read more →

Rider University 4, La Salle University 1

Men’s College Soccer LAWRENCEVILLE--In the final non-conference game of the season, the Broncs look ready for the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference portion of the schedule, having now won five of their last six games. “Yea, I think we’re ready for MAAC play,” said Rider head coach Russ Fager after the Broncs defeated La Salle Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Nico Tramontana (Vineland/Sacred Heart) scored two goals, giving him a team-high four goals on the season. “Nico is quite a character,” Fager said. “He is one of the... Read more →

September 29th 2007, Breakfast Club

The Gloucester City Breakfast Club met on Saturday, September 29 at the Dining Car Depot, Monmouth Street and railroad. Winner of 50-50, Walt Hall, $72. September treasury report $216. Vote for moving: Yes 13 N0 15 (the no's have it). Vote for charity donation: Yes 11, No 12 (the no's win). Five people didn't vote. Total members present, 28. Photo: sitting, from left, Bob Sliwa, Ed Simila, Earl Kaighn, Bill Gross, Joe Miller, Pete Coppola, Frank "Reds" Grandizio, Jim Coppola, and Stu Reckard. Standing from... Read more →

Jay Leno Show: the Tale that took the Prize, submitted by Jes

Jay Leno went into the audience to find the most embarrassing first date that a woman ever had. The winner described her worst first date experience. There was absolutely no question as to why her tale took the prize! She said it was midwinter...Snowing and quite cold...and the guy had taken her skiing in the mountains outside Salt Lake City, Utah ...It was a day trip (no overnight). They were strangers, after all, and truly had never met before. The outing was fun but relatively... Read more →

Father Chuck Leaving Sacred Heart Church for St. Francis de Sales

Bishop Galante announces the following priest personnel assignment change: Father Charles J. Colozzi from Parochial Vicar, Sacred Heart, Mt. Ephraim, to Weekend Parochial Vicar, St. Francis de Sales, Barrington, and chaplain, Camden Catholic High School, Cherry Hill, with continuation as chaplain at Gloucester Catholic High School, Gloucester, effective Sept. 28. souce http://catholicstarherald.org Read more →

Edward Fithian Sr., of Florida, formerly of Gloucester City

FITHIAN, EDWARD A., SR. 66, Of Palm Bay, Florida, died Monday, September 24, 2007. A long time employee of Bill Cosgrove Pest Control Of Palm Bay. He resided in Florida for the past twenty years . Formerly of Gloucester City, Mr. Fithian is survived by his wife of forty three years Mary F. Fithian, a Son Edward A. Fithian, Jr. of Palm Bay, Florida two daughters Marie D. (Paul) Plummer of Woodlynn, New Jersey, Janene L. Fithian of Palm Bay, Florida, a daughter in law... Read more →

KATHY LOVELL Still, of Camden; employee by Camden Public School District

Of Camden, NJ, on September 26, 2007, at the Silver Care Nursing Home in Cherry Hill, NJ after a courageous battle with an illness. Age 53. Beloved daughter of the late Gardner D. Still, Sr. and the late Doris I. Still (nee Armstrong). She was also predeceased by one brother and friend Gardner D. Still, Jr. Kathy was employed by the Camden City Public Schools prior to her illness, first as an Instructional Assistant at Charles Sumner School, and then as a Special Education Teacher... Read more →

Richard Brown, of Bellmawr age 73

BROWN, RICHARD J. On September 27, 2007, age 73, of Bellmawr, formerly of Pennsauken NJ. Beloved husband of Florence (nee Scharr) and dear father of Terri (Louis) Evans of Magnolia, Karen (Joseph) Williamson of Wenonah and Vicki (Thomas) Stegemerten of Deptford. Loving grandfather of Louis, Amanda, Zachary, Eric, Samantha and Erin and great-grandfather of Ethan. Dear brother of Burd Brown, the late Frank, Thomas, Robert, Bobby, Norman, Butch, Ruth, Mabel, and Mildred. Also survived by a very special extended family and dear friends. Relatives and... Read more →

WHEN EAST MEETS WEST: I Am A Thousand Winds!

Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glitz on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn's rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush, I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shin at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did... Read more →

Marist College 3, Rider University 0

College Volleyball Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Match POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.--The Broncs were swept by Marist in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference match Thursday night. “Marist came out very fast and ready to play,” said head coach Emily Ahlquist. “We started slow and had to fight back.” The Red Foxes defeated Rider (1-13, 0-5 MAAC) 30-23, 31-29, 30-27. For the Broncs, senior Katrina Stehle (Greensburg, Pa./Hempfield) had nine kills and a .286 hitting percentage with freshman Elyse Grassmuck (Seguin, Texas/La Vernia) adding 15 assists. “We played a... Read more →

Mother Misses Son;Offers Big Reward

Joanne Humerick of Gloucester City has issued the following statement to the Gloucester City News: "My son, Robert Dornbach, has been missing now for 21 months. On November 27, 2005, he had left his home around 7 p.m. Robert asked his sister-in-law Rachael to order pizza and he would be back in 20 minutes. "His last phone call was to his girlfriend asking her over for dinner. The pizza arrived, Jessica (his girlfriend) came, but no Bobby. "My son was born September 5, 1988. Happy... Read more →

New Businesses Moving To Bellmawr

The Bellmawr Shopping Plaza at Browning and Bell Roads is getting two new tenants. Moving into one end of the old Super Fresh Market is Retro Fitness and at the other end will be The Stardust Ballroom, formerly located in Pennsauken. Joyce Hanley, owner of The Stardust, said in an interview with the Courier Post, she expects to spend nearly $400,000 renovating the property. On Wednesday, September 26, workers were installing the sign for Retro Fitness. That business is expected to open sometime in October. Read more →

Grace Reynolds of Gloucester City; member of VFW Auxiliary

REYNOLDS, GRACE ADELE (nee Cibotti), of Gloucester City, NJ, died on September 22, 2007. Age 80. Beloved wife of the late John T. (Jack), devoted mother of John of Sicklerville, Joyce Reynolds and Georgette (Joe) Maiale of Gwynedd Valley, PA, four grandchildren Nicholas Reynolds, Joseph Maiale, Matthew Maiale and Gianne Grace Maiale, a sister Mary Capozzoli. Grace retired from SEPTA in 1992 with 42 years of service and was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary of Bellmawr, NJ. Her kind heart and selfless nature... Read more →

Marlene Pollander of Gloucester City

POLLANDER, MARLENE A. On September 26, 2007. (nee Huber) Age 67. Of Gloucester City. Loving wife of 35 years to the late David F. Pollander, Sr. Beloved mother of David F. Pollander, Jr. of Gloucester City and Ron C. Pollander (Fran) of Gloucester City. Dear Sister of Charles F. Huber (Gloria) of Morrisville, PA and the late Lillian (surviving husband Dick) Carroll. Cherished grandmother of Leah Christine Pollander, Francesca Pollander and Julianna Pollander. Marlene was a 1959 graduate of Merchantville High School. She was a... Read more →

George M Giacinto Contento, of Bellmawr

CONTENTO, GIACINTO 'GEORGE' M. On September 25, 2007 of Bellmawr, NJ, age 64 years. Beloved son of Rosaria of Bellmawr, NJ and the late Ludovico. Loving brother of Connie Siciliano and her husband Joseph of Bellmawr, NJ and the late Antonio and his wife Dina of Bellmawr, NJ, and the late Salvatore. Uncle to Salvatore Siciliano and his wife Nancy of Haddonfield, NJ, Pamela Matzinger and her husband Bruce of Devon PA. Rosanna Contento of Conshohock en, PA. Lou Contentoof Medford, NJ, Erica Siciliano of... Read more →

Rutgers-Camden ready to induct second Athletic Hall of Fame class

see more sports CAMDEN – The two all-time scoring leaders in the history of Rutgers University-Camden's basketball programs, the first brother-sister combination and one of the school's all-time great baseball players will be enshrined as the 2007 inductees of the Rutgers-Camden Athletic Hall of Fame at the induction dinner on campus Saturday, Oct. 6. The second class of the Hall of Fame features baseball star John "Rocky" Gianvito, basketball all-time leading scorers Terry Cole and Bill Bramble and the sibling duo of basketball stars Cetshwayo... Read more →

Hi from Iraq!

Hi Bill and Connie, Well this is SSG Joseph Farley of the 127th MPCO stationed out of Hanau, Germany and currently deployed to Iraq Since Nov 2, 2006. You may also remember me as your neighbor and grandson of the Bernard and Louise Farley of Thompson Avenue, Gloucester City, New Jersey. I also am very good friends of your nephew Gary Walker, who I grew up playing ball and going to school with. Photo: Sgt. Farley giving ice pops to a child at the Hamiya... Read more →

So Is It Woods or Water

Source South Jersey Outdoors Blog Spot Monday, September 24, 2007 Doug Skinner, South Jersey Outdoors Bow season in my area opened the first Saturday of September. I've been out in the woods just two times since then. The reason is that the weather has been so ideal for fishing that climbing a tree to get eaten alive by bugs has seemed less intriguing. Have no fear, I haven't given up on the woods totally. I went scouting my favorite spots last Sunday and am pleased... Read more →


Regarding Bill's Point of View on August 30, Building May Be Gone, But the Memories Linger On; Before it was Sports Corner Bar, 4th and Jersey Avenue, this tavern was "Funk's Café" that opened in the 1920's. It used to have free sandwiches on the bar, served lunches and soup was .05 cents. Do you remember? People from Philadelphia used to come down every Sunday to play shuffleboard (the first in the area) and enjoy a chicken platter cooked by my dad for 50 cents.... Read more →

Welcome to Gloucester City

One of seven new signs placed throughout Gloucester City that has been installed in recent weeks.This sign is located at Martins Lake, Johnson Blvd and Baynes Avenue. The sponsor is Gormley's Auto Center and the organization that is caring for it is the Gloucester City Lakes Association. As you can the work on the sign is not finished. The signs are funded by various local businesses and maintained by local organizations. "We are very happy to say this program will not cost taxpayers a penny,"... Read more →

College Field Hockey Temple University 3, Rider University 1

PHILADELPHIA, Pa.--The Broncs had a two-game winning streak snapped at Temple, falling in a non-conference game Tuesday night. “We had chances to clear the ball on all three goals and didn’t and Temple able to capitalize on the mistakes,” said head coach Lori Hussong. For Rider (4-4), senior goalie Jen LoCastro (Cherry Hill, N.J./Camden Catholic) made eight saves as the Owls out-shot Rider 16-6 and held an 11-5 corner advantage. Temple got on the board 11 minutes into the game on a one-timer by Dannah... Read more →

John Manning, of National Park, age 60; member of Union Local 454 for over 40 years

MANNING, JOHN M. Of National Park, NJ passed away on September 23, 2007. Aged 60 years. John was a great brother and was good to his family and friends. He was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need. He loved to spend time outdoors, especially fishing and boating. He also loved to read and watch TV. He will beremembered for his wonderful cooking, especially his spaghetti dinners and his great barbeques. Born in Philadelphia, John was a resident of National Park for... Read more →

Virginia Duffey, age 68 of Pennsauken

On September 22, 2007 of Pennsauken, formerly of Mt. Holly, age 68 Beloved wife of Edward "John". Devoted mother of Brad Sherman, Marie Sherman McCurley and Jennifer Sherman and step mother of Rosemarie Straccialini, Wayne "Pete" Duffey, Linda McKay and the late Edward S. Duffey, Jr. Loving grandmother of 15 and great grandmother of 20. Also survived by three sisters, Josephine, Mary and Ethel. Relatives and friends are invited to the visitation on Thursday evening from 6-7 PM at the FALCO/CARUSO & LEONARD PENNSAUKEN FUNERAL... Read more →

Betty Giglio, of Mt Ephraim, member of Sacred Heart Church

Betty Giglio, nee DiLorenzo, age 84 of Mt. Ephraim died September 22, while a resident of the Haddonfield Home, surrounded by her loving brothers and sisters. Devoted wife of the late John Giglio to whom she was married for 50 years. Betty was born in Camden, NJ, where she resided until her marriage in 1948, and moved to Mt. Ephraim, where she lived for over 50 years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, member and former officer of the Mt. Ephraim Sons of... Read more →

Conditions of RR Tracks in Gloucester City Deplorable

Henry Hill wrote an informative letter about the condition of the railroad tracks that go through Gloucester City. Cutting the grass is not the only thing that CSX Transportation Inc. should be required to do by the city government. Recently I had a good breakfast at the Dining Car Depot. After leaving, I paused a few moments to look at the tracks. The condition of the railroad ties is abominable. They look like they have not been replaced since I was in high school in... Read more →

Philadelphia Officer Shot in Face Recovers

Source http://www.officer.com A rookie Philadelphia police officer who chased a suspect for several blocks after being shot in the face during a traffic stop underwent several hours of reconstructive surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania yesterday, police said. Officer Richard Decoatsworth, 21, was seriously wounded by a close-range shotgun blast after he approached a motorist who was driving a battered blue Buick suspiciously at 9:05 a.m. in West Philadelphia, Commissioner Sylvester M. Johnson said. The shooting happened on a particularly violent day... Read more →

Chuckles submitted by Maryan: My Favorite Things…..Now sing along!

chuckles more To commemorate her 69th birthday actress/vocalist, Julie Andrews made a special appearance at Manhattan's Radio City Music Hall. One of the musical numbers she performed was "My Favorite Things" from the legendary movie, "Sound Of Music". Here are the lyrics she used: Maalox and nose drops and needles for knitting, Walkers and handrails and new dental fittings, Bundles of magazines tied up in string, These are a few of my favorite things. Cadillac's and cataracts, and hearing aids and glasses, Polident and Fixodent... Read more →

Pet of the Week VADA

See Related Stories Vada is a 4-5-year-old black lab mix who is very active and would love a home with a large yard or a family who would take her on long walks. She is a great dog who loves toys and going for long walks. She just likes everybody and is excited about life in general. She listens well and would make a great addition to any family. Please stop in and meet Vada soon. If you are interested in adopting , please call... Read more →

Ada B. SANDERS, longtime resident of Division Street, Gloucester City

On September 23, 2007. (nee Murphy) Age 82. Longtime resident of Division Street in Gloucester City. She retired from Campbell Soup Company in 1984. Wife of the late George Sanders. Daughter of the late Harry and Georgeanna (nee Bates ) Murphy of Camden, NJ Also Survived by 16 Children:Barbara North ( Franklinville, NJ ), Patricia Gates ( TN. ), Frank Sanders ( Seminole, FL ), Bonita Werz ( Seminole FL ), the late Veronica DeCasanova ( FL ), Theodore Sanders ( Camden, NJ ), Baron... Read more →

Track: Rams Cross Country off to a 3-0 Start

The Gloucester Catholic girls cross country team is off to a 3-0 start. Above frosh Taylor Mickle winning the race and setting a course record at Woodstown of 24:07. Gloucester Catholic girls took the first four places as Taylor was followed by Shannon McGowan, Rachel Busarello and Liz Glassman. Read more →

Why Are My Brothers Dying--NEEDLESSLY?

JIM DONAHUE Process Problem Solving Contributor SOURCE HTTP://www.Officer.com Recent press releases from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C. (NLEOMF) tell the horrifying story. This country is on track for 2007 to have more cops killed than at any other time in the last thirty years. Yeah--even more than after the attacks on 9/11. More perplexing is that more of my brothers are dying in or around their patrol vehicles than those who are being shot by the bad guys. What? How can... Read more →