Irene Hilda Cervino (nee Morgan) died peacefully at home in Haddon Heights, NJ on August 16, 2022 at the age of 92. Born in Camden, NJ, she graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1948. She went on to receive her R.N. from West Jersey Nursing School in 1951 and a B.A. in Psychology from Rutgers University, Camden in 1970. During her more than forty years in nursing, she most notably spent time serving as Assistant Director of Nursing at Cooper Hospital, Camden and Director of Nursing at Elmer Hospital, Elmer.
Renie, as her friends knew her, held a black belt in Aikido and enjoyed golf, playing horseshoes, dancing, acting, and painting. She loved to cook for friends, family, and neighbors. For 25 years, she made and sold fancy tea sandwiches that were adored by many. Her faith was vital to her as a long-time member and lay leader at Ascension Lutheran Church in Haddon Heights. She did not allow her cancer diagnosis in 2020 to slow her down, and she continued to dance, cook, and act with Encore Senior Theatre Company in Haddon Heights until the end. She was known for her love of the stage and a good party.
She was blessed by three daughters - Valerie Lee of Westville, NJ, Lorrie Lee-Wells (husband James) of Jackson, Wyoming and Jody Korte (late husband Lawrence) of Cherry Hill, NJ; five grandchildren - Jennifer Bailey, Jamie Bruesehoff (husband Christopher), Danielle Korte, Melinda Korte, and Scott Korte; and four great-grandchildren - Rebekah, Jaxon, Elijah, and Oliver. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Cervino, Sr., brother, George Morgan, and sister of the heart, Naomi Lickfield.
Relatives and friends are invited to gather on Tuesday, August 23 at 10:00 to 11:00am at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, 601 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill, NJ. A memorial service will follow at 11:00am. Interment private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Samaritan Hospice at 3906 Church Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054.