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Ronald E. Taggart, of Magnolia, formerly of Gloucester City; Lockheed Martin Employee, GHS Alumni

On May 3, 2013, a resident of Magnolia, NJ for many years. Age 69 years.

Beloved Husband and Best friend of Carol (nee Marquardt). Devoted father of Michelle Cooper, son-in-law Bill of Bellmawr, NJ and Carolyn McLean and son-in-law Bill of Ridley Park, PA. CCP023685-1_20130506Loving grandfather of Jillian Cooper, Kevin McLean, Steven McLean, Kayleigh McLean, and Colin McLean. Dear son-in-law of Emma Marquardt and brother-in-law of Robert and Karen Marquardt. Predeceased by his brother Kenneth Taggart. Also, survived by loving nieces and nephews.

Ron was in the first graduating class of Gloucester High School (1961). He was an avid fisherman and captain of his own boat, and enjoyed camping, computers, photography, woodworking, and listening to the oldies. Ron retired from Lockheed Martin in Moorestown, NJ after many years of service.

Services under the direction of the ETHERINGTON-CRERAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 POWELL ST., GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ. Interment will be private at the request of the family. www.etheringtonfh.com. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made in Ron's name to the Gloucester Twp. Police Dept. K9 Unit, PO Box 8, Blackwood, NJ 08012.