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Doris Strohecker, of Mt. Ephraim
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John Rhoda, former Gloucester City Resident; Graduate of GHS, Class of ’61, Great Fan of NASCAR

  John H. Rhoda lost his battle with cancer on November 22, 2007 at the age of 64 with his family by his side. A resident of West Deptford, John was born in Woodbury and raised in Gloucester City. A graduate of Gloucester City High School, Class of 1961, John will be fondly remembered for his outgoing personality and his smile that would light up a room.

John worked as a Journeyman Electrician and for 19 years was employed at Atlantic Electric, Deepwater until his retirement in 1998. Away from his work, John's passions included Irish Nights with the Saint Mary's Saints and Singers in Gloucester, collecting stamps and coins, but nothing would compare to his love of NASCAR. John would make annual trips to Dover and Richmond to attend the races and cheer on his favorite drivers, Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

John is the beloved husband of the late Bernice (nee McGrory) and the late Dorothy (nee Crisp). Loving father of John J. (Carol) Rhoda and Linda M. (Dann) Cheney. Dear brother of Carol Ferren, Curtis Rhoda, Donna Kirk. Devoted son of Samuel T. Rhoda and the late Mae "Mickey" Rhoda and Gloria (nee Sarlo) Rossiter and the late Forrest. Cherished grandfather of DJay, Madison, Mikayla and Zachary.

Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Viewing Tuesday evening 6:30 to 9 PM and Wednesday morning after 9 AM in the McGUINNESS FUNRAL HOME, 34 Hunter Street, Woodbury.

Funeral Service Wednesday 10 AM in the Funeral Home.

Interment Eglington Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1851 Old Cuthbert Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034