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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 Cook, Amanda Dravecz, Ciara Hurley and Brandon Hurley. Beloved great-grandmother of Cheyenne McGinness, Kaley Scott,... 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 of Helen Garner of Thorofare. CMDR. JAMES R. RAIMONDO, USN, recently assumed command of Helicopter... 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 most comical guys we’ve had on the team in years. He has a flamboyant personality... 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 left, Ed Hubbs, Walt Hall, George Cleary, Butch Shaffer, Bob Bevan, Frank DiFelice, Bill "Wibby"... 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 uneventful until they were headed home late that afternoon. They were driving back down the... 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 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 Deeanna Browning of Melbourne, Florida, a brother David A. Fithian of Gloucester City, a sister... 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 at McGraw Elementary School. She leaves to cherish her memories four children, Sherron D. Still,... 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 friends of the family are kindly invited to attend his Visitation Saturday 9-11AM at the... 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 not die. Author Unknown Warm Regards From Kitakyushu City, Japan, Hank F. Miller Jr. 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 strong second game but could not finish,” Ahlquist added. “We’ve been playing well in spots... 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 birthday Baby. I'll never forget your first cry when you were born, and how I... 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 will be missed by many. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Mass of... 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 resident of Gloucester City since 1963. Marlene worked as an assembly worker for Gilbert Surgical... 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 New York City, Annamaria Contento of Conshohock-en, PA. He was the co-owner with Jim Phillips... 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 and Kamilah Byrd. The 2007 class will be the second group to be inducted into... 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 IP Station I'd like to say thanks for the NEWS. I get to catch up... 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 to report that deer activity seems to be up from last year. In my area... 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. They also played darts. I recognized a lot of the names in the article because... 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," said Mayor Bill James. 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 Brehm and scored nine minutes later off a penalty corner with Jamie Adams hitting the... 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 the past 5 years and a longtime resident of West Deptford prior to that. He... 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 HOME, 6600 N. Browning Rd, where a Memorial Service will be held at 7 PM.... 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 Italy Lodge #2362, the J&R Young at Heart Club, and an avid ballroom dancer with... 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 the 1950's. These tracks are carrying tanker cars containing vinyl chloride, liquefied petroleum gas, and... 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 and false teeth in glasses, Pacemakers, golf carts and porches with swings, These are a... 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 the shelter at (856) 663-3058 and check on his/her availability. All dogs adopted from our... 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 Sanders ( SC ), George Sanders ( Hephzibah, GA ), Nancy McCullough ( Williamstown, NJ... 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 →

Pet Tips by Allan: What is safe for humans can kill your dog within hours

Hey Bill , Dog Quote: A dog is like an eternal Peter Pan, a child who never grows old and who therefore is always available to love and be loved. ....Aaron Katcher Doggy Model: Darby Tussey ********************************* Many people are unaware that some of the foods that we eat on regular basis can be deadly to your dog. A piece of chocolate can cause seizures, coma and death. Even a small piece of chocolate is dangerous. Anything containing caffeine can have a similar effect and be as dangerous as chocolate, and that includes coffee grounds, tea, and tea bags. Grapes... Read more →

Rutgers Returns to Top 10 in National Rankings

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – For the second time in school history, Rutgers will play a college football game ranked in the Top 10 as the 10th-ranked Scarlet Knights host Maryland Saturday, Sept. 29 at 3:30 p.m. on ABC. The Scarlet Knights vaulted into the nation's top 10 in both major polls – No. 10 in the Associated Press Top 25 and No. 10 in the USA Today/Coaches Top 25, after yesterday's play in college football. The Scarlet Knights were idle this past weekend and moved up one spot in both polls from No. 11. The No. 10 ranking in both polls... Read more →

Rider University 2, Quinnipiac University 1 (ot)

Northeast Conference Game LAWRENCEVILLE--Junior Tricia Crotty (Lewistown, Pa./Indian Valley) scored 3:18 into overtime to give Rider a Northeast Conference win over Quinnipiac Sunday. “This was a good way to start the conference play,” said Rider head coach Lori Hussong. “I thought the whole game we played really tough, tougher than we’ve played all season. It was a good game.” Rider (4-3, 1-0 NEC) took a 1-0 lead with 12 minutes left in the second half on a goal by senior Steph Walker (Lyman, Maine/Massabesic), her third of the season and the 32nd of her career. “Someone (junior Diana Celebre of... Read more →

Lions Win It for Marc; Final 22-21

PHOTOS BY Bruce Darrow/Penns Grove's Jon Coppage #8 avoids being tackle by #1 Michael Becker before being brought down by Ian Hart #33. Running to assist is #25 Jeremy Collins. see GHS Honors Marc Ryan Album GHS 22 Penns Grove 21 GLOUCESTER CITY (September 23)- Gloucester City High's QB Steve Goad threw two touchdown passes and a pair of conversion passes in the final 70 seconds for an amazing comeback win over Penns Grove on Saturday. With 6:48 left in the fourth quarter, Penns Grove scored to go ahead 21-6. With 1:10 left Lions Robert Filer #84 caught a 15-yard... Read more →

WHEN EAST MEETS WEST Sumo A Traditional Japanese Sport

More When East meets West Continued Park Three: Commentary by Hank F. Miller Jr. Due to sumo's popularity, many of these non-tournament events that were previously mentioned end up on TV. In recent years viewers have been treated to the sight of rikishi buying souvenirs in Honolulu, New York or London crooning with professional singers at the Kokugikan (the National Sumo Arena in Ryogoky Tokyo) But the Sumo Association hierarchs discourages kikishi from becoming TV and recording celebrities or commercial pitchmen. They feel that these activities can be only demeaning but morally dangerous. Once rikishi realize that they can make... Read more →

GHS Retires No.19; Lions Win Game With 19 Seconds on The Clock

The Number 19 By Bruce Darrow SEE PHOTO ALBUM Saturday’s weather called for early fog giving way to perfect late morning sunshine, the playing field was decorated in honor of Marc Ryan as a Marine Flag flew beneath the American flag. This true story of an American Hero was beginning to unfold in the City of Gloucester. As the family, of Gloucester’s Fallen Hero Marc Ryan, Mother Linda, Father Tom, Sister Lauren and Brother Chris gathered in the GHS gymnasium for the retirement of Marc Ryan’s football number 19 the early clouds gave way to an unsuspected down pour outside.... Read more →

Chuckles submitted by Tony Thornton: Senior Driver by Grandmom

The other day I went up to a local Christian bookstore and saw a "Honk if you love Jesus" bumper sticker. I was feeling particularly sassy that day, because I had just come from a thrilling choir practice followed by a powerful prayer meeting, so I bought the sticker and put it on my bumper. I was stopped at a red light at a busy intersection just lost in thought about the Lord and how good He is, and I didn't notice that the light had changed. It is a good thing someone else loves Jesus; because if he hadn't... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic Grad died in plane crash/We Are Marshall is about that Tradegy

Note: The movie We Are Marshall has been released this week on DVD. For those who are unaware Al Carelli, Gloucester Catholic High School Class of '61 was one of coaches who died in the plane crash that killed the Marshall football team. Below is a letter received about Al from Gus Danks. It was first posted in December 2006. Bill, Best wishes to you and your family for great holidays. Your notebook is great. I look at it all the time. It's wonderful to have a reliable way to stay up on Gloucester City news no matter where you... Read more →

Mens Soccer: Rider University 2, George Washington 1

WASHINGTON, D.C.--It isn't how you start, it is how you finish that counts. Despite giving up a goal in the first minute of play, the Broncs came back to upset George Washington Saturday afternoon. "This was a great win," said Rider head coach Russ Fager. "They have a good team so this was a great day." Rider freshman Tom Antonucci (Warrington, Pa./Central Bucks South) scored his first collegiate goal on a header from six yards out to give Rider (3-4) a 2-1 lead with 5:32 left in the first half. The goal came off of a pass from senior Lee... Read more →

Harry Lee Walker, formerly of Gloucester City, member of Plumber & Pipefitters Union

On September 20, 2007. Of Blackwood. Formerly of Gloucester City. Age 50. Devoted husband of 11 years to Barbara Ann Walker (nee Thesing). Loving father of Jasen Walker of Blackwood and Adon Walker of Brooklawn. Beloved caregiver of Joseph and Dylan Thesing. Son of Emily Walker (nee Valentine) and the late Hugh Walker. Dear brother of Hugh Walker of Gloucester City. Survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Harry resided in Gloucester City for 41 years before moving to Blackwood. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy from 1981 to 1987. He was a 12 year member of... Read more →

ABC to televise Rutgers / Maryland Game

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The BIG EAST Conference and ABC Sports announced Monday that ABC will televise the Sept. 29 football game between No. 11 Rutgers and Maryland. Kickoff will be either 3:30 p.m. or 8 p.m., with ABC choosing to execute a six-day window to decide on the kickoff time. The official kickoff time for the game will be released Sunday. It marks the first ABC broadcast from Rutgers Stadium since 2004 when the Scarlet Knights defeated Michigan State 19-14 on Sept. 4. In all, it will mark the fourth time in Rutgers history ABC will televise a game from... Read more →

Dick Middleton, formerly of Brooklawn & Westville; WWII Navy Vet

MIDDLETON, RICHARD A. 'DICK' Age 81 years, of Franklinville, died September 18 surrounded by his family. Born in Brooklawn, NJ he was a long time resident of Westville, NJ and had lived in Franklinville for 30 years. He was a graduate of Woodbury High School in 1947 and served in the U.S. Navy as an Electrician Mate 1st Class during WWII. He was employed by PSE&G as a Chief Lineman for 43 years, retiring in 1991. Dick was very active in the Masonic Lodge, joining the Florence Lodge #87 F & AM in 1968 and served as the Past Master... Read more →

John Pratt, of Barrington, formerly of Bellmawr...........age 35

PRATT, JOHN H. On September 18, 2007 of Barrington, formerly of Bellmawr. Age 35. Beloved son of Jacqueline and Edward Pratt. Loving father of Alexis and Melinda. Dear brother of Michael, Sammy, Denise, Kelly, Eddie and Ryan. Also survived by his favorite cousin Beth and many other aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. John enjoyed race car driving at Bridgeport Speedway and he was known as the Best Truck Driver. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the viewing Saturday morning from 9 to 12 noon at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Liturgy Saturday 12 noon at the funeral home.... Read more →

Stavros Iliadis, Chef at the Stratford Diner

ILIADIS, STAVROS SR. Age 54, of Wenonah, NJ., died suddenly on Sept. 18, 2007 at Kennedy Hospital in Stratford, NJ. He was a Chef at the Stratford Diner. Born and raised in Greece, he came to Gloucester County in 1971. He lived in the Wenonah section of Deptford Twp. for 24yrs. He previously had worked at Peters Diner in Williamstown, and the Malaga Diner. He is survived by his wife Sharon, four sons, Christopher of National Park, Stavros Jr., of Wenonah, Nicholas of Deptford, and Adam of Wenonah. Also four grandsons, Christopher Jr., Alexander, Stavros III, and Jason. His mother... Read more →

Ernie Hodur, played on Rams State Championship Team; former Gloucester City resident

HODUR, ERNEST P. Age 60, of Granville, MA passed away Monday, Sept 17, 2007 at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA. Son of the late Harry and Patricia (Pugh) Hodur, he grew up in Camden and Gloucester, NJ moving to Granville MA 33 years ago. He graduated in 1965 from Gloucester Catholic High School and played basketball on the State Championship Team there in 1964. Ernie attended Indiana State University and later completed electronics training. Ernie was an original founder of Comark Industries in Westfield, MA. He later moved to Andersen Laboratories in Bloomfield, CT working in sales, eventually becoming co-owner... Read more →

Rutger's Coach Not Happy about Photos

by Tom Luicci Thursday September 20, 2007, 5:00 AM Greg Schiano has been as fiercely protective of his personal life through the years as Rutgers' offensive line has been with Mike Teel. His family almost never gets touched. So it was interesting to see his reaction after practice on Wednesday when the Knights' head coach was asked what he thought about pictures of his new house being posted on the internet. The house, under construction, is a Kenny Britt fade route from Rutgers Stadium. And there it was, shown from three different angles, on rivals' Rutgers football message board. Schiano... Read more →

Reward Offered for Information about Missing Gloucester City Teen

SEEKING INFORMATION-Joanne Humerick, the mother of Robert Dornbach, photo, is offering $10,000 reward for information leading to her son’s return. On November 27, 2005, Dornbach left his home around 7 PM. Robert asked his sister-in-law Rachael to order a 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," said his mother. "Someone knows something about my son. I beg of you to come forward." Anyone with information should call the Gloucester City Police 1-856-456-0900. see more Missing... Read more →