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October 2007

Men’s College Basketball: Rider to Host Alumni Game

LAWRENCEVILLE—Some of the greatest basketball players and coaches in the history of the Rider University program will return to Alumni Gymnasium on Saturday, November 17. “This is going to be an exciting day for the entire Rider basketball family,” said Rider head coach Tommy Dempsey. The alumni game will be played at 11:00 am, prior to Rider’s 3:00 pm home opener against the University of Delaware. Two former head coaches with a combined 16 years and 258 victories on the Rider bench will be the... Read more →

Lora May Flaherty, of Washington Twp., formerly of Gloucester City….wife of the late Fritz Flaherty

On October 30, 2007. Age 81. Of Washington Township. Formerly of Gloucester City. Loving wife of 38 years to the late Francis Flaherty, Proud U.S. Army World War II Veteran who passed away in 1987. Devoted and cared for by her children: Carolyn A. Saxenmeyer (Charles) of Sewell, Dennis J. Flaherty (Mary Jane) of Hamilton and the late Paul J. Flaherty, Dedicated U.S. Army Veteran who was Killed in Action in 1969 during Vietnam. Cherished grandmother of Paul J. Saxenmeyer (Samantha) of Holly Springs, North... Read more →


Note from Bill: The following article was printed October 29th, 2007 in the Gloucester Daily Times, Gloucester, Massachusetts. When I first read it I thought the author was talking about the Career Fire Fighters in Gloucester City New Jersey. It is uncanny how the two fire departments are so much alike even though they are 350 miles away; besides sharing the same name of the community they also share the same union problems. And it appears the City Council in both communities have a lot... Read more →

GLOUCESTER CITY-Slow..... Deer Crossing!

WILDLIFE BEING SQUEEZED OUT OF ITS NATURAL HABITAT- Years ago a bunch of us would drive 16 hours each fall to Moosehead Lake in Maine to spend a week hunting deer. Most times we came back empty handed. Now that I don't hunt the deer are coming to me. Life it seems is always that way. Brian Cohan took this photo recently of a doe just taking a leisurely walk in the parking lot of Gloucester City High School, Market Street and Route 130. And... Read more →

Charlotte Husted Mailley, age 79, of Gloucester City

On October 29, 2007 age 79 of Gloucester City. Charlotte was the wife of the late William T. Mailley. Several years after his untimely death she married William Husted (now deceased). Survived by daughter Carol Ann (Bob) sons William (Tracy), Paul, Ken (Joan) and Steve (Colleen). She cherished her grand children Kimberly, Kelly, Lisa, Colin, Allison, Ryan, Lauren and Lindsay. Charlotte has sisters Joan (Jim) Almond and Pat (late Ray) Gerard. Charlotte was born in National Park and grew up in Westville. She graduated from... Read more →

MOUNT EPHRAIM:A rare sighting

Here is a wide shot of the hawk that was spotted across the street from my house recently on a Friday afternoon as I was stopping home for lunch. Photos and captions by Bill Bates more Mount Ephraim Here is a close up of the awesome hawk that was spotted across the street from my house on a recent Friday afternoon. It is very rare to see this type of animal in residential areas such as ours, but Mount Ephraim Public Works employee's (whose garage... Read more →

Marvin Lowers, 73, of Deptford

LOWERS, MARVIN Age 73, of Deptford went home to be with the Lord October 20, 2007 at the Nova Health and Rehabilitation Center, Dept ford, NJ after an extended illness. Born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Godfrey and Anna Marie (Freeman) Lowers, he was a Postal Worker from the Cherry Hill Branch where he retired from in 1992. Marvin was also an avid golfer. Marvin leaves to cherish his memories 1 son Eric Lowers, 1 sister Helen Talton, 3 grandchildren and a host of... Read more →

Tommy Morrone, 38, of Blackwood

MORRONE, THOMAS 'TOMMY' Suddenly on October 26, 2007 of Blackwood Age 38. Treasured and Beloved son of Frances A. (nee Micali) and the late Michael Morrone. Loving brother of Teresa Morrone. Devoted nephew of Gina DeJesse. Loving cousin of Chalie DeJesse. Reunited with his grandparents the late Charles 'Teet' and Theresa Micali. Many loving Cousins, Aunts, Uncles, God Children and Loyal friends. Tommy had a deep love for his family and lived for them, as they did for him. He was incredibly loyal, almost to... Read more →

Dorothy Leonard, 82, of Gloucester City

LEONARD, DOROTHY A. H. (nee Harvey) on Oct. 28, 2007, age 82, of Gloucester City. Beloved mother of Diana Fell Leonard Brose (Thomas E.) of Gloucester City. Also survived by 2 grandsons, Patrick L. Brose of Gloucester City and J. Mark Gladney of MD, one great grandson, Dezmon P. Gladney, one sister, Ruth T. H. Mavronikolas (Christopher G.) of Haddonfield and one brother, Cyril H. Harvey, II (Judith W.) of Greensboro, NC. Mrs. Leonard's family will receive friends on Thursday, after 10 AM, at KAIN-MURPHY... Read more →

Jerry Donato, 87, of Mt. Ephraim

DONATO, GERALD A. 'JERRY' On October 29, 2007, age 87 of Mt. Ephraim, NJ. Beloved husband of the late Daisy E. (nee Rizzo). Devoted father of Diane Marie Donato of Mt. Ephraim, Gerald A. Donato Jr. of Virginia and Ronald A. Donato Sr of Mt. Laurel. Loving grandfather of Anna Marie, Nicole, Joseph, Deean, Ronald Jr., Julia and the late Anthony. Loving great grandfather of Karila, Becca, Brandon, and Madeline. Dear brother of Alida, Eleanor, Vivian, Norita, Arthur, Richard and Carl. Mr. Donato was a... Read more →

Brooklawn Student Removed from School for Making Threats

BROOKLAWN, N.J.-An Alice Costello school student was removed from the school after he told another student he made up a list of names of classmates he wanted to harm. Included on the list was the name of a teacher. The incident occurred on Thursday, October 25. Dr. John Kellmayer, School Superintendent, said after he was informed of the incident by a teacher he called law enforcement authorities. Kellmayer said the student was interviewed by a member of the Camden County Prosecutors Office and local police.... Read more →

Brooklawn is determined to stop graffiti

"We will have police officers on patrol in unmarked cars and on bicycles in the parks and near the gazebos," Mayor John Soubasis said at last week's Borough Council meeting. "I feel sorry for the parents when we catch those responsible for graffiti in those areas," he said. "We will prosecute to the fullest extent of the law," Soubasis emphasized. At a previous meeting, the mayor had said he regretted that many of the vandals were local youths. Lights have also been ordered for the... Read more →

Bill's Point of View: 'The Good & The Bad' for October

Thanks to those individuals who helped me with this month's column. Their names appear at the bottom of the article. CHEERS-To Gloucester City Police Officer Craig Reinhart. A resident wrote, "He is kind to the children and always stops to say hello or give the little ones a minute to look through the window of the police car. I know he makes a point to take time in his day to give the teens in our city a little pep talk. He is such a... Read more →

Bill's Point of View: What Is Happening!

Here we go again. Another student dies needlessly while away at college. What is happening? News outlets are reporting that a Rowan University sophomore, Donald Farrell, 19, died this morning of injuries he suffered during a brief, brutal beating by four unidentified men. Police said when they found the victim he was so badly beaten he was laying in a pool of blood. He was rushed to the hospital but died several hours later. Earlier in October another New Jersey college student died needlessly. His... Read more →

Gloucester City High School Cheerleading Squad

Photo by Bruce Darrow Gloucester High 2006 Homecoming Dance Gloucester City High School Cheerleading Squad at the recent Homecoming Football Game between the Lions and Pennsville. The squad consists of senior Tara Curran, juniors Nicole Hammill, Cecilia Fedore, Brittany Green, Ashley Lisanti and sophomores Kim Bramble, Corey Gaff and Kyrstine Ziegler under the leadership of co-captains Brittany Walters and Amber Hartzel both seniors. Squad Advisor: Ms. Brandt Lions vs Pennsville Game Photo Gallery Read more →

West Virginia over Rutgers; Rice rushes for 142 yards

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Despite a 142-yard rushing effort from Heisman Trophy candidate Ray Rice (New Rochelle, N.Y.), the No. 25-ranked Scarlet Knights suffered a 31-3 loss to No. 6 West Virginia Saturday afternoon at a rain-soaked Rutgers Stadium. WVU running back Steve Slaton and quarterback Pat White combined for four scores as the Mountaineers earned the victory before the venue's ninth straight sell out crowd and a national television audience. Rutgers (5-3, 2-2) took the field dressed in all black uniforms looking to capture consecutive... Read more →

HS Field Hockey: Gloucester High School blanks Burlington High

Saturday, October 27, 2007 By Lindsay Stetson lstetson@sjnewsco.com It took an entire half for the Gloucester High School field hockey team to adjust to wet and rainy field conditions, but once it did, the No. 8 Lions unleashed three goals in the last 20 minutes of play to send it past No. 9 Burlington City, 3-0, on Friday in the opening round of the Central Jersey Group I tournament. Emily Bucher led the Lions with two goals and an assist. The freshman scored the game-winner... Read more →

College Softball:Nine Broncs Honored for Academics

Rider 22nd in the nation LAWRENCEVILLE—Nine members of the Rider University softball team were honored for having at least a 3.5 grade point average, it was announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association this past week. “We constantly stress the importance of a student athlete’s performance in the classroom and that effort shows not only on the softball team but with each team at Rider,” said head coach Tricia Carroll. “We are very proud of the consistent level of academic excellence of the Rider softball... Read more →

Breakfast Club's October 2007 meeting

The Gloucester City Breakfast Club met on Saturday at the Dining Car Depot, Monmouth Street and the Railroad, Gloucester City. The guys get together at the same place on the last Saturday of the month at 9 AM. If you remember Tucker's Corner, Powell's, Pine House, Augie's Pool Room, Gords, Cerrone's Luncheonette, The Venice, Crown Point, Dick Lees, Wayne's Log Cabin, Sand Bar, Sports Corner your're invited. Next meeting, Saturday, November 24th. Remember breakfast starts at 9 AM Present at the October 27th : Bob... Read more →

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Our Cardiac Kids Win Again!

By Bruce Darrow Please understand that both the Gloucester City News and Cleary's Notebook take pride in the integrity of their respective outlets. Rest assured that what you are about to read is the truth. It may appear as though you have been here before but after all this is our 2007 Lion's football team, our "Cardiac Kids"... Once again the game came down to the final 30 seconds. Why should we expect anything less from our gang before walking off with a rain soaked... Read more →

David Towner 47 of Glassboro, loved playing baseball

TOWNER, DAVID W. On October 24, 2007, of Glassboro. Age 47. Loving husband of Rita M. Towner (nee White) and devoted father of David E. Towner. Beloved son of Kenneth W. Towner of Leisuretown, NJ, and the late Nancy Towner (nee Deibert). Dear brother of Ann C. Bush of Westgrove, PA. Brother-in-law of Thomas White, Jim & Phyliss White, Kathy Krol, and Barbara & Mike Palmer. Uncle of Christopher & Melissa Bush, Jen White, Jim White, Courtney White, Greg White, Lisa & John Gaffney, Johnny... Read more →

John Horner Jr., of Bellmawr WWII Veteran

HORNER, JOHN 'TERRIBLE' JR. Of Bellmawr, died October 22, 2007 at home. John was born in Haddonfield. Served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Retired from the Owens Corning Co. of Barrington in 1987 with 27 years of service. Survived by his beloved wife Kathryn (nee Richards), 4 sons, Scott 'Lori' of Sicklerville; Brian 'Amy' of Mullica Hill; Glenn 'Jill' of Runnemede, Jason 'Dawn' of Blackwood; a daughter Kathy Bronum 'Steven' of Runnemede; a brother Paul of Barrington, 2 sisters, Alberta Tomlin of Bellmawr and... Read more →

Patricia Ann Flynn-Wolf, 64 of Mt. Ephraim

FLYNN-WOLF, PATRICIA ANN (nee Milligan), of Mt. Ephraim, NJ, age 64, passed Tuesday October 23, 2007. Survived by her only son, George Wolf and wife Margie and two grandsons, Timothy and Christopher, of West-mont, NJ., a brother Edward Milligan and wife Dee of Haddon Twp. NJ, and a sister Barbara Chaney of Livingston, TX. All family and friends are welcome at a Mem-orial Service to be held on Monday, October 29, at 10:00 am at the Church of the Holy Savior, 50 Emerald Ave., West-mont,... Read more →

Gail Albertson, 47, of Gloucester City

ALBERTSON, GAIL V. On Oct. 23, 2007, (nee Griffin), age 47 years of Gloucester City. Beloved wife of Richard L. Albertson, Sr. Loving mother of Danielle M. Albertson (Jeff) and Richard L. Albertson, Jr. Dear grandmother of Jeffrey and cherished daughter of Violet Griffin (nee DiAntonio) and the late William Griffin. She is also survived by two brothers, William(Karen) and Henry(Kelly), 3 sisters, Janet Landini, Debbie Toal (Joseph) and Dianna Zinck (Carl) and was predeceased by Patti, Richard and Cheryl Griffin and Edna Knopka. There... Read more →

Alzheimer’s Association Offers Help to those in need

The Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter serves Southeastern Pennsylvania, South Jersey and Delaware. It is the local chapter of the National Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association. They are an alliance of family members and professionals dedicated to helping people with Alzheimer's disease and their families through education, advocacy and support. Their goal is to provide leadership and to enhance care and support services for individuals with dementia and their families, while supporting the elimination of Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research. There are... Read more →

The HMS Augusta has New Life

The auction of an heirloom will fund college scholarships. By Edward Colimore Inquirer Staff Writer Source http://www.philly.com Standing along the earthworks of Fort Mercer, overlooking the Delaware River at National Park, Mark English pointed to the place a few hundred feet offshore where a crucial battle was fought 230 years ago today. "It would have been right over there," English said, scanning the waters as an airliner descended to nearby Philadelphia International Airport. "Back then, you could've heard the huge explosion 18 miles away." While... Read more →

Jim Quinn, Army Veteran, Sportsman AC & Memorial AA member

QUINN, JAMES J. On October 20, 2007, Age 72 years. A lifelong resident of Gloucester City. Loving father of Michael and James Quinn and Michele Varela. Dear grandfather of 6 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. He was also predeceased by his brother Daniel Quinn. Mr. Quinn was very involved with many organizations in and around Gloucester. Mr. Quinn was a member of the 1959 Gloucester City Mustangs football team that won the Garden State League State Championship. He was a member of the Sportman's AC,... Read more →

John Jan Tomkow, 74, of Audubon

TOMKOW, JAN 'JOHN' On October 23, 2007, of Audubon. Age 74. Devoted father of Diane Brewin (Wayne), Jennifer Tomkow and step-father of Tom Laskowski (Jackie). Dear brother of Stanley Tomkow and the late Joseph, Helen and Sophie. Loving grandfather of Allison, Amanda, Daniel, Gwen and the late Jessica. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the viewing Saturday morning from 9 to 11am at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, BELLMAWR. Funeral Liturgy Saturday 11am at the funeral home. Interment St. Joseph's Cemetery, Chews Landing. Expressions of sympathy... Read more →

TCNJ earns shutout over Rowan

Thursday, October 25, 2007 Source www.nj.com The College of New Jersey women's soccer team downed Rowan, 2-0, in the final New Jersey Athletic Conference game of the regular season for both teams on Wednesday, clinching the top seed in the upcoming conference tournament. TCNJ, ranked third in the nation, improved to 15-0-1 overall. Rowan dropped to 14-3 overall, but has the No. 2 seed in the NJAC Tournament and a first-round bye. Midfielders Dana DiBruno and Gina Colati scored a goal apiece for TCNJ. Kristen... Read more →

Rosemarie R. Fisher-Collins, of Westville, formerly of Gloucester City; Parishioner of St. Mary’s Church

On October 24, 2007. (nee Miller). Age 66. Of Westville for the last 23 years. Formerly a longtime resident of Gloucester City. Loving wife of 21 years to Philip E. Collins. Devoted mother of Dawn Marie Lee (Carl) of Gloucester City, Amy Gill (Joshua) of San Diego, California and Robert J. Fisher (Tina) of San Diego, California. Beloved step-mother of Michael Collins (Paula) of Pennsville, Karen Collins of Carney's Point and Diane Smith (Harry) of Pennsville. Loving Sister of Harry Miller of Japan, Joe Miller... Read more →

Looking for my old Friend, George Reider from Gloucester City

Dear Bill, Trying to locate old friend and Camden Industrial League (RCA BMEWS), Gloucester City Memorial AA basketball team mate George Reider. We played many years ago (1960's) with the above teams. Though from Camden, I was "recruited" by Rudy and younger (but bigger) brother Bob "Ish" Weichmann to play with the Mustangs. Relations with my friends from the Camden Y were never quite the same. It seems your "Cleary's Notebook" is the only place I've been able to find a possible mention of George.... Read more →

WHEN EAST MEETS WEST: Part OF Me Left This Earth Yesterday For A Better Place!

To My Dear Sister Rosemarie Miller Collins: With Faith in God, as sure as there is sunshine that follows the summer rain, So, too, there will be happiness to ease both grief and pain. As sure as darkness of night gives way to light of day, The problems that perplex your mind with faith will fade away. As springtime follows winter And earth is born anew, You'll find you never walk alone If God is part of you. Rest in peace, my dear sister Rosemarie.... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic HS: 500 Plus Partake in “Support Sidoti Day”

Students, teachers, friends and the Gloucester Catholic community where out in force last Saturday to pay tribute to Tony Sidoti, who has required extensive rehabilitation since suffering the stroke. Gloucester Catholic had designated Saturday, Oct. 20 as "Support Sidoti Day' with a day-long series of fund raisers to help offset the rising costs of his treatment. High School Principal John Colman said "Tony is improving and continues with rehabilitation. We look forward to him coming back on a volunteer basis for the short term and... Read more →

WHEN EAST MEETS WEST: The fading pitter-patter of little feet

Commentary by Hank F. Miller Jr. The flip-side of Japan's ever aging population is that there are increasingly fewer kids. Record-low statistics from the 2006 put the birth rate at 1.26 children per woman, a count that somehow sound painful-but the real hurt is the one being put on Japanese society. Pain, in a national sense, is always best expressed in money. In this case, as Japan fades from a Grumpy Old Men-present to a Children of man-like tomorrow, the question is who's going to... Read more →