Salvatore Brigandi Decorated Army Veteran, Pennsauken Volunteer Fireman
Salvatore “Sam” Brigandi, on October 15, 2010, of Mt. Ephraim and Wildwood, formerly of Pennsauken. Age 91.
Beloved husband of Helen (nee Benigno). Loving brother of the late Frank, Philip, Frances Elefante and Anthony. Brother-in-law of Carmella Nerone and Gilda Brigandi. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Mr. Brigandi was a decorated Army veteran of WWII. He was a volunteer fireman in Pennsauken and a former employee with the Philadelphia School Board.
There will be a viewing from 7 to 9pm Wednesday eve and 8:30 to 9:45am Thursday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE.
Funeral Mass 10:30am Thursday at Emmaus Catholic Community, Sacred Heart RC Church, Mt. Ephraim.
Entombment Calvary Mausoleum, Cherry Hill. Family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made in Mr. Brigandi’s memory to Vitas Hospice, 18 E. Laurel Rd., 3rd Floor, Stratford, NJ 08084. Family and friends may share memories at www.GardnerFuneralHome.com.
Charles J. VanFossen Jr., Navy Veteran, Mt. Ephraim Postal Employee
VanFOSSEN, Charles J., Jr. On October 13, 2010, of Gloucester City, NJ, age 79 years. Beloved husband for 54 years of Katherine A. (nee Keim). Loving father of Lisa VanFossen (Kevin), Michael VanFossen (Cindy) and the late Charles J. VanFossen III. He was the devoted grandfather of Michael (Laura), Katie, John, Ashley, Eddie, Jeffrey, Chuckie and TJ and great grandfather of Brielle, Jason and Julia. He was also survived by his dear sister in laws Dorothy and Catherine Thomasson and Lee Barrett and numerous loving nieces and nephews.
Mr. VanFossen was a proud Navy veteran of Korea, having served on the USS Toledo. Mr. VanFossen worked for over 20 years as a Postal Worker in Mt. Ephraim, and was a member of Townsend C. Young VFW Post 3620, the Brooklawn American Legion Post 72, and Mt. Ephraim K of C Cardinal Cushing Council #6469. Relatives and friends are invited to meet Monday morning from 9:00 to 10:30 AM at the ETHERINGTON-CRERAN FUNERAL HOME 700 Powell St., Gloucester City. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 AM at St. Mary's Church, 426 Monmouth St. Gloucester City. Interment to follow at New St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr. There will be no evening viewing. In lieu of flowers the family has requested Memorial Donations in Charles' name be made to Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Dr., Suite 300, Marlton, NJ 08053. www.etheringtonfh.com