NEWS, SPORTS, COMMENTARY, POLITICS for Gloucester City and the Surrounding Areas of South Jersey and Philadelphia

Obituaries: Alvin F. Wilke Jr., of Gloucester City; Steve Van Buri Sr. formerly of Audubon Park, of Gloucester City
TIPS AND SNIPPETS: Waterfront Restaurant on Hold; New Waterfront Walkway; What is the Answer?; Channel 19 Down!

Obits: George Pyffer, formerly of Gloucester City; Mary A. Canuso of Bellmawr; Marian G. Wynn of Bellmawr; Richard A. Rabeau, Sr. of Bellmawr; Michael R. Temmermand Jr., of Gloucester City

George J. Pyffer Jr., formerly of Gloucester City, Vietnam Navy Veteran, Member of Pipefitter Local 322

George J. Pyffer, Jr., 64, of Estell Manor, passed away suddenly at his home on September 27, 2010.
Raised in Gloucester City, George served in the U.S. Navy for four years during Vietnam. After the service Pyffer,_George_(newspaper)-1 he started out as a pipefitter at the U.S. Navy Yard in Philadelphia, and was a 30 year member of Local 322. He was also the owner of Custom Seamless Gutters of Ocean City for several years. George was an avid rider and one of the founding members of the Accelerators.
Preceded in death by his wife Helene, George will be sadly missed but never forgotten by his five children: George III, Lauria, and Amy Pyffer, and Robert and Amy Scarano; five siblings: Judy Battersby, Dottie Mills, Mary Lynn Zippel (Mario), Elizabeth Carlino (Joseph), and Michael Pyffer; and numerous other relatives and friends.
A viewing will be held on Saturday, 10 AM – 12 Noon at the Boakes Funeral Home, 6050 Main St., Mays Landing, where services will be held at 12 Noon. Burial will be in the Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery in Estell Manor.
In lieu of flowers, please make any charitable contributions to the Pyffer Children, P.O. Box 13, Estell Manor, NJ 08319.

Mary A. Canuso of Bellmawr, Avid Phillies Fan  

Mary A. Canuso (nee Nardelli), on September 28, 2010, of Bellmawr. Age 94.

713039 Beloved wife of the late Angelo J. Canuso, Sr. Devoted mother of Joseph (the late Nancy), Angelo Jr. (Roberta) and Carmella Gazzara (the late Eddie). Loving grandmother of Angelo III, Dale, Steven, Lana, Joseph and Valerie and great grandmother of Samantha, Austin, Giana, Nicholas, Christian, Marissa, Gianna and Alexa Rae. Dear aunt to many nieces and nephews and sister-in-law of Elsie Cardillo and Catherine Nuzzi. Also survived by her faithful companion Angel.

Mary was an avid Phillies fan.

Relatives and friends are invited to the viewing from 7 to 9pm Friday eve and 9 to 10am Saturday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE.

Funeral Mass 10:30-am Saturday at St. Rita’s Parish, Mary, Mother of the Church, Bellmawr.

Entombment New St. Mary’s Mausoleum, Bellmawr.

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Marian G. Wynn of Bellmawr, Loved the Casinos and Bargain Hunting
Marian G. Wynn (nee Guy), on September 28, 2010, of Bellmawr. Age 83.

Beloved wife of the late John S. Devoted mother of William R. (Diane), Jack (Barbara), Robert (Debra) and 713002 June Dougherty (Tom). Dear sister of William T. Guy (Pat). Loving grandmother of Lenore Kenney (Bill), Britt Steele, Brandon Wynn, Cianna Wynn, Mark Graff and Sean Lauser. Great-grandmother of Joey and Nick Kenney. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Wynn’s love for her devoted family was most important to her. She loved going to the casinos and shopping, especially bargain hunting.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the family from 10am to 12 noon Saturday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE.

Funeral Service 12 noon at the funeral home.

Interment Locustwood Memorial Park, Cherry Hill.

Family requests in lieu of flowers donations may be made in Mrs. Wynn’s memory to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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Richard A. Rabeau, Sr. of Bellmawr, WWII Army Veteran, Former Boy Scout Leader, Bellmawr VFW Post 7410 Member
Richard A. Rabeau, Sr. “Dick”, died peacefully at home on September 29, 2010, surrounded by his loving R2 family. Age 83.

Beloved husband of the late Shirley (nee Rambo). Devoted father of Karen (Newt Cropper), Richard “Drew” (Christine), Donna (Ken Stubbs), Susan (Wayne Krebl) and Timothy (Mary). Loving grandfather of Michael Gehron (Elizabeth), Sarah and Richard Rabeau, Julie, Rachel and Lisa Stubbs, Jessica Campagna, Katie Wheeler, Erik Krebl, Nicholas (Alexis), Tim, Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Rabeau. Cherished great-grandfather of Jacob Gehron, Cassidy Carroll, Christian and Emily Campagna, Mayah Khan and Phaedra and Jeanne Rabeau.

Dick’s first great love was his family and his second love was his church, where he was a former warden. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Dick graduated from Drexel University. He was a Civil Engineer with Raytheon in Philadelphia. He was a former Boy Scout leader and a member of Bellmawr VFW Post #7410. Dick was also a board member of the Black Horse Pike Regional School District and the Bellmawr School District.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the viewing Monday evening from 7 to 9pm at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE and Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30am in the Church of the Holy Spirit, 20 E. Browning Rd., Bellmawr. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10:30am in the church. Interment will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery on Rt. 130 in Burlington.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Church of the Holy Spirit, 20 E. Browning Rd., Bellmawr, NJ 08031.

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 Michael R. Temmermand Jr., of Gloucester City,  GHS Alumni Class of 2004,  Member of Boy Scouts

On September 28, 2010. In the loving and devoted arms of his family who cared  for him throughout this long and horrible illness.  Age 25. Of Gloucester City.

Cherished Son of Lisa M. Martin (Ray) and Michael Robert Temmermand, Sr.  Beloved brother of 6a00d8341bf7d953ef0115724332f3970b-120wi Christopher J. Temmermand, Edward J. Nastos, Jr. and Nicholas Temmermand. Devoted Grandson of Richard and Diane Teschko (nee Evans). Survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Michael attended and graduated Gloucester City High School in 2004. He loved to attend and support Gloucester City H.S. Football. Michael was a member of the Boys Scouts in Gloucester City.

Relatives, friends and classmates are kindly invited to attend his viewing On Saturday from 1 to 3 pm at McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, (at Brown Street) at Gloucester City). Religious Service 3 pm in the funeral home officiated by Rev. Chaplain Heidi Affrime of Moorestown VNA Hospice. Cremation private. Memorial Donations in Michael’s memory to the Muscular Dystrophy Association: 1060 North Kings Highway, # 120
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034. Please write Michael’s name in memo. In memory of  those who suffer from this horrible disease.

Expressions of sympathy can be e-mailed to the family through under online obituaries of Michael  R. Temmermand, Jr. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: 
  McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, NJ. Ph: 856-456-1142