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September 2008

Gerardo J. Scavone, formerly of Mt. Ephraim, member of Sons of Italy

Image via Wikipedia Funeral Services were held for Gerardo J. Scavone, 80, of Williamstown, formerly of Mount Ephraim, who died September 15, 2008. If you needed a friend you could call Jerry Scavone. He was always there to help family and friends, dependable for any kind of endeavor. If it needed to be built, Jerry Scavone would build it. If something was broken, Jerry Scavone could fix it. And when he was finished, he'd show you a dance step. He was a great dancer with... Read more →

Audubon: Louise McNally, formerly of Gloucester City, age 94

Funeral services were held for Louise McNally, 94, (nee Ferri) who died on September 9, 2008 of Audubon, formerly of Gloucester. Beloved aunt of John and Dennis Ferri, Jim Shields, Dan McDonald, Kathy Kennedy and Bill Shinn. Also survived by many great nieces and nephews. Interment New St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr. Related articles by Zemanta Audubon: GERTRUDE R. CHRISTIAN, age 96 TIPS AND SNIPPETS FOR MONDAY, September 29th Vendor Application/A Day in the Park Read more →

Gloucester City: VITO PETER GRELLO, WWII Army Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient

Image via Wikipedia Private Funeral Services and Interment were held for Vito Peter Grello, 87, of Gloucester City, who died September 14, 2008. Mr. Grello was born in Philadelphia. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII; received the Purple Heart; and was a member of the Gloucester City VFW Post 3620. Vito retired in 1985 from the Reliable Tire Company of Blackwood and was a member of the Teamster Local 676 of Collingswood. He was father of the late Louis. Survived by his beloved... Read more →

Gloucester City: JEAN F. SODER, graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School

A Memorial Mass was held at Saint Mary's Catholic Church, Gloucester City, for Jean F. Soder (nee O'Leary), 88, of Gloucester City, who died September 16, 2008. Jean was a loving person who dedicated her life to her family and grandchildren. She was a graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School where she had been an outstanding athlete while attending school there. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert H. Loving mother of Robert J. Soder (Kathleen). She was also the dear sister of... Read more →

Audubon Park: ELVIRA B. TROIANO age 94

Funeral Services were held for Elvira B. Troiano (nee Vadino), 94, of Audubon Park, who died September 16, 2008. Devoted mother of Eileen Cairns and the late Christine Keith. Loving grandmother of eight, Christine Stefanski, Frankie, Gail, Gary, Jackie, Jason, and Jordan and the late Vicky. Also ten great grandchildren and one great great grandson. Dear sister of Alan Vadino. Read more →

Bellmawr: MARIE T. CARNEY age 79

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Annunciation Church, Bellmawr, for Marie T. Carney, (nee Lenard) 79, of Bellmawr, who died September 12, 2008. Beloved wife of the late William T. Carney. Survived by children Patrick (Dolores) of Williamstown, Cissy Carney of Barrington, Kathleen Carney of Vineland, Beverly (John) Panzarella of Annapolis, MD, Sharlene (Tim) Kaercher of Voorhees, William (Michelle) of Bellmawr, Tim (Barb) of Sedalia, MO, Tom of Bellmawr, Laura Carney and her husband Marty Waters of Wenonah, Mary Beth Carney of Bellmawr,... Read more →

Gloucester City School Supt. Praises BOE for help with June’s Graduation

By Nicole Maiese NEWS Correspondent Superintendent Paul Spaventa thanked the Board of Education (BOE) for their help with the Class of 2008 graduation during the September meeting. He said he appreciated the hard work and service of the School Board members. In other business, the BOE discussed possibly allowing the seniors at Gloucester City High School to be in charge of finance functions. Also, members approved all field trips for the Gloucester City School District. The School Board approved new hires, including teachers, special education... Read more →

DoD Identifies Army Casualty/Sgt. Bill Hasenflu, 38, of Bradenton, Fla

Image via Wikipedia Link: DefenseLink News Release: The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. William E. Hasenflu, 38, of Bradenton, Fla., died Sept. 28 in the Jaji District, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when his unit was ambushed by enemy forces using small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky. The incident is under investigation. Related articles by... Read more →

DoD Identifies Army Casualty/PFC Jamel Bryant, 22, of Belleville, Ill

Image via Wikipedia Link: DefenseLink News Release: The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Jamel A. Bryant, 22, of Belleville, Ill., died Sept. 27 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident while on patrol in Wahida, Iraq. He was assigned to the 40th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany. The incident is under investigation. Related articles by Zemanta Army Casualty/1st Lt. Thomas J. Brown, 26, of... Read more →

DoD Identifies Army Casualty/Capt. Mike Medders, 25, of Ohio

Image via Wikipedia Link: DefenseLink News Release The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Capt. Michael J. Medders, 25, of Ohio, died Sept. 24 in Jisr Naft, Iraq, of wounds suffered when a suicide bomber detonated a vest during operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas. Related articles by Zemanta US Military Deaths in Iraq at 3,987 Army Casualty/Chaplain Col. Sidney Marceaux, of Beaumont, Texas, age 69... Read more →

DoD Identifies Army Casualty/Sgt. Ronald Phillips, 33, of Conway SC

Link: DefenseLink News Release The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Ronald Phillips Jr., 33, of Conway, S.C., died Sept. 25 in Bahbahani, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. Read more →

Pilot Missing In Action From The Vietnam War Is Identified

Image via Wikipedia Link: DefenseLink News Release: The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. He is Col. David H. Zook, Jr., U.S. Air Force, of West Liberty, Ohio. He will be buried Oct. 4 in West Liberty. On Oct. 4, 1967, Zook was on a psychological warfare operation over Song Be Province,... Read more →

In Camden, clinic plan draws protest

Link: Philadelphia Inquirer They call the plan - which awaits final approval from the political appointees on the board of directors of the South Jersey Port Corp. - illogical. Still, opponents of the move have seized on the idea of having Cooper accept responsibility for the clinic. And the medical director of an award-winning methadone clinic at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, in Baltimore, believes they may have a point. Recovering drug addicts are a "pretty acute population" because many neglect their medical care, according... Read more →

Bellmawr: Charles D. Beebe, WWII Navy Veteran

Funeral Services were held for Charles D. Beebe, 82, of Bellmawr, who died September 9, 2008. Mr. Beebe proudly served his country in the US Navy during WWII. Beloved husband of Sally (nee Hall). Devoted father of Virginia Quinn, Thomas Beebe, Cynthia DiMartino (Dominic) and Jennifer Brown (Russell). Dear brother of Robert Beebe. Loving grandfather of 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Interment was held privately. Related articles by Zemanta Bellmawr: RAYMOND A. SIMPSON, age 63 Read more →

Gloucester City : BEATRICE V. (BEA) MONROE,

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Saint Mary's R.C. Church, Gloucester City, for Beatrice V. (Bea) Monroe, (nee Krebs), 81, of Gloucester City, who died September 7, 2008. Beatrice was a 1945 graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School. She worked many years as a telephone operator for Glenview Answering Service. Beatrice was a faithful and devoted parishioner of St. Mary's R.C. Church in Gloucester City. Loving wife of 49 years to the late Samuel G. Monroe. Devoted mother of Maryann (John) LaGesse, Sam... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic no soccer lightweight

Link: Marc Narducci: Philadelphia Inquirer That's why yesterday's 2-1 win over visiting Moorestown - in as exciting a brand of soccer as can be displayed in South Jersey - made yet another statement for the Rams. Gloucester Catholic is 6-0 and ranked No. 2 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, and No. 7 Moorestown presented one of the biggest challenges of the season. Actually, Gloucester Catholic would play a more ambitious schedule if it could find more nonleague teams like Moorestown. Read more →

Gloucester City: Carmela Damiano, 88, active volunteer, member of Senior Citizens

DAMIANO Carmela “Millie” On September 27, 2008. Age 88. Of Gloucester City. Loving Daughter of the late Nicholas and Caterina Damiano (nee DiNardo). Beloved Aunt of Dolores Jones of Bonita Springs, Florida, Rose Marie Pocius of Mantua, Peter Duca of Arroyo Grande, California, Nicholas Duca of Simi Valley, California, Robert Duca of Estell Manor and the late Nicholas Damiani. Dear Sister of the late John and Millie Damiani and the late Antonietta and Joseph Duca. Cherished Great-Aunt of 9 and great-great aunt of 12. Carmela... Read more →

Philadelphia : Officer McDonald’s viewing begins at Cathedral

Link: Philadelphia Inquirer | 09/30/2008. Viewing began this morning for slain Philadelphia Police Officer Patrick McDonald at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul in Center City. The casket carrying McDonald's body was brought to the cathedral at 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway in a pre-dawn procession led by a single, riderless white horse. Police from departments as far as Reading and Vineland came to pay respects to the fallen eight-year veteran. Related articles by Zemanta Police Officer Patrick McDonald (1978-2008) Philadelphia Commander... Read more →


Gloucester City v. Chatham Square Tenants eviction case will be held Thursday, October 2nd at 8:45 AM in the Hall of Justice Building, Camden. The case will be heard in landlord/tenant court by Camden County Judge Michael Kassel in room 63. City Solicitor John Kearney will be representing the interest of the taxpayers. The City of Gloucester purchased the 100 unit Chatham Square Apartment complex earlier this year for $4.1 million. After settlement an audit of the financial records was performed to determine if those... Read more →

Gloucester City: Joe Gallagher, High School Baseball Coach, teacher and GHS Business Administrator

Bill, I just read in the Courier this morning that our teacher Joe Gallagher died on Wednesday, September 24th at the age of 76, and that there will be a viewing from 8:30-11:30 AM tomorrow morning, Tuesday,September 30th, followed by a funeral mass at noon. Both will be held at St. Vincent Pallotti Church in HaddonTwp. Joe was an excellent teacher, a fine role model, a great athlete and coach and just an all around great guy with a good sense of humor. I am... Read more →

Gloucester City: NAOMI ELLA SHARP, age 92, life member of VFW Post 3620

Funeral Services were held for Naomi Ella Sharp, (nee Bruner), 92, of Gloucester City, who died September 8, 2008. Naomi was a life member of the Townsend C. Young VFW Post #3620 Ladies Auxiliary. She liked to travel, dance and was loved by all. She was the loving mother of Albert (Laurie) Sharp, Herbert (Elaine) Sharp and the late Walter Sharp. She is also survived by her dear grandchildren Kimberly (Harry) Ellenbark, Thomas (Cynthia) Sharp, Steven Sharp, Karen (Christian) Hoffman, Staci (Joseph) Genovese, 8 great... Read more →

The bear hunting experience

Link: Pahrump Valley Times The Bear's Revenge From my tree stand seat I could see a mammoth black bear walking toward the bait I had been watching for several hours. Slowly he made his way until he was within shooting range. Concentrating my focus on the target area behind his left front shoulder I drew my bow. Just as I began to put pressure on the release, I heard the sound of fabric tearing and I slumped forward to my left, nearly falling out of... Read more →

Oaklyn: WILLIAM J. FLYNN, WWII Army Veteran, recipient of the Purple Heart, former Fire Chief

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Aloysius Church, Oaklyn, for William J. Flynn, 83, of Oaklyn, who died September 8, 2008. Mr. Flynn was born and raised in Gloucester City. He graduated from Saint Mary's High School (the Old Gloucester Catholic). He was a proud Army Veteran of WWII and twice recipient of the Purple Heart for his participation in the landing at Anzio Beachhead. He worked for many years as a safety manager for NJ Zinc in Gloucester City. Mr. Flynn... Read more →

Formerly of Audubon, JAMES J. McGLINN, age 85

Image via Wikipedia A Memorial Service was held at Brig. General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightsville, for James J. McGlinn, 85, originally from Audubon, who died September 4, 2008. Jim was a lifelong resident of Southern NJ. He was an avid golfer and a passionate pursuer of business opportunities who never lost his sense of humor. In WWII he served as a Staff Sergeant in the US Marines; flying many missions over the Pacific as a gunner in a B-25 Bomber. James was... Read more →

Bellmawr: RAYMOND A. SIMPSON, age 63

A Funeral Mass was held at Mary, Mother of the Church, Bellmawr, for Raymond A. Simpson, 63, of Bellmawr, who died September 4, 2008. Mr. Simpson was the proud former Chief of Bellmawr Fire Rescue #1 and was very active in all and was very active in all community projects. Best friend and devoted husband of 39 years of Sandee L. Loving father of Jeffrey R. (Nicole). Adoring grandfather of Sophia Rae. Beloved son of Evelyn. Dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. Also survived... Read more →

Audubon: GERTRUDE R. CHRISTIAN, age 96

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Holy Maternity Church, Audubon, for Gertrude R. Christian, 96, of Myrtle Beach, SC, formerly of Audubon, who died August 26, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Daniel Christian. Loving mother of Jill (Alan) Shoop of Myrtle Beach, SC. Dear grandmother of Daniel (Debbie) Shoop of Somerdale, Erik Shoop of Cape May Court House, and Brad (Mary Jo) Shoop of Oceanview, NJ and dear great grandmother of Ryan Shoop. Dear sister of Estella Judd of Audubon, Marion (Philip)... Read more →

Mt. Ephraim: ELWOOD “REDS” WEEKS, JR., age 61/Sears Auto Mechanic for 32 years

Funeral services were held for Elwood “Reds” Weeks, Jr., 61, of Mt. Ephraim who passed away on September 10, 2008. Beloved husband of 24 years of Patricia E. (nee Young). Devoted father of Kenneth E. Weeks (Ramona), Michael S. Weeks (Teresa) and Coleen Serzanin (Robert). Loving son-in-law of Marie P. Young. Dear brother of Linda Cruise, Mary Banach (Ed), Ellen Hartzog (Delbert), Alice Max (Ed), Susan Evridge (John) and Patience Williams (Robert). Brother-in-law of William F. and Christopher Young. Also survived by nine grandchildren and... Read more →

GEORGE S. HEWES, JR., 89, OF Audubon, former plumbing inspector

Prayer Services were held for George S. Hewes, Jr., 89, of Audubon, NJ, who passed away on September 9, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Florence (nee Sanders) of Audubon. Devoted father of Janet C. Gasbarro (William) of Absecon and Betty Hewes-Eddinger (Thomas) of Haddon Heights. He was the devoted grandfather of Jeffrey Gasbarro, Alexis Hewes-Eddinger, Casey Hewes-Eddinger and the late Johnathon Gasbarro. Also survived by a sister Lurlene Flenard of Cherry Hill, a brother-in-law Arthur Sanders of FL, and many nieces and nephews. Mr.... Read more →

Military Heroes: Elliot Ackerman

The Story: Insurgents had a relatively free run of Fallujah the six months preceding November 2004. With little or no Coalition presence in the city, they had turned the urban landscape into a warren - like maze of fortified positions, booby traps, and sniper positions. The terrain could not have been more demanding for the Marines called in to clear the city. First, however, they had to establish a foothold, a task that fell in part to then-2nd Lt. Ackerman and his platoon. On November... Read more →


I would like to give a thumbs up to a local business. I needed to make a quick run to WalMart in Audubon to exchange a computer that I'd bought a couple of days before and didn't work once I got it home. I recalled seeing the ad in the Gloucester City News for Always Affordable Taxi. I like to patronize local businesses and decided to give them a call. I was not sorry. They arrived soon after I put the call in. I used... Read more →

Gloucester City: Child Safety Program Important

Image via Wikipedia By Frank Murphy, Gloucester City Postmaster Franklin, the eagle, and his sidekick bird friend, Benny, spent their summer making public service announcements on television stations across the country, warning children to stay away from Postal Service delivery vehicles. The two animated characters are now ready to head back to school with postal employees to help teachers spread the word that injuries and death can result when children get too close to delivery vehicles. Materials targeting pre-kindergarten through second-grade school children are being... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic in the News: Student Council

Gloucester Catholic High School 2008-2009 Student Council: Moderator Mrs. Anne Heim joins with the 2008-2009 Executive Board after their recent installation. From left: Vice President Julie Pilla, Mrs. Heim, President Julianna Kopakowski and Secretary-Treasurer Taylor Alessandrine. Read more →

This Just In: Rams Scoring at a Glance

Final Score Gloucester Catholic 54 - Delsea 28 Ryan Alcott (of Gloucester Catholic) 1 TD run George Spingler (Gloucester Catholic) 1 TD rec Zach Barlage – (Gloucester Catholic) 1 yrd QB sneak TD Michael Rafferty (Gloucester Catholic) returned a fumble for a kickoff Pat Schuhl - (Gloucester Catholic) 4 rush TDs The Rams dominated the whole game score was 14-0 before Delsea touched the ball. The Rams scored, recovered onside kick, and scored again. Next game - Friday @ Kingsway 7 pm. ~Ryan Murphy, Assistant... Read more →

Angeline Sarlo, of Deptford, retired from Bell Telephone

SARLO, ANGELINE Age 80, passed away September 24, 2008, at her home in Deptford. She was a homemaker most recently, but earlier had worked at Bell Telephone in Philadelphia. Angeline was the wife of the late Walter Sarlo, Sr. and sister of the late Rose D'Agostino. Angeline is survived by her son Walter Sarlo, Jr. and his wife Susan of Mt. Royal. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Angeline's Mass of Christian Burial 11:00am Monday at the Church of the Incarnation, 240 Main St.,... Read more →

Jim Jensen, age 45, machinist for Midlantic Precision, Gloucester City

JENSEN, JAMES 'JIM' R. Age 45, died suddenly on September 24, 2008. He lived in Glendora for the past 20 years and worked as a machinist for Midlantic Precision in Gloucester City. Jim was a motorcycle enthusiast and enjoyed riding his Harley. He is survived by his wife Patricia Ann (nee Wismer), daughters Christine Jensen (Tony Mazzella), DanielleJensen all of Glendora, mother Amelia Jensen of Runnemede, brothers William, Mark and Christopher Jensen, and sisters Carol Kelly and Debbie Pasquale. Friends may call on Monday after... Read more →