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Joseph E. Miller Sr., Member of Iron Workers Local 399, Tin Can Sailors, Gloucester City Breakfast Club, GHS Alumni Class '55

Joseph E. Miller Sr., On November 24, 2010. Age 72. Of Gloucester City. Loving Husband of 45 years to the late Gertrude “Trudy” (nee Shaffer). Loving father of Joe E. Jr. (Mary), Lisa M. Poe (Rob), Bill (Shawn) and John Miller. Best friends of Dawn and Jack Markiewicz and children. Loving grandfather of 13 and great-grandfather of 7. Dear brother of Hank Miller (Keiko), the late Rose Collins and Roni Arrera (Tom). Special “Grandpop Miller” of many neighborhood kids. Joe was a 1955 graduate of Gloucester High School. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Tin Can Sailors. Joe retired from the Ironworkers Local 399. He was a “Geezer” in the Gloucester City Breakfast Club. Joe was... Read more →


Walter John Zdon Sr., formerly of Gloucester Heights, Served in US Army and MD National Guard

On June 4, 2010, Walter John Zdon, Sr., of Churchville, MD, formerly from Gloucester Heights, passed away peacefully at his home under hospice care with his loving wife Mady at his side. He was born May 12, 1940 in Camden, to the late Michael and Theresa Zdon. He was a devoted husband of 47 years to his wife Madeline. Loving father to his four children and their families: Walter J. Zdon, Jr. and Renee of Whiteford, MD; Thomas Zdon and Sherry Feehley of Aberdeen, MD; Julie Sturek and Frank of Springfield, VA; and Jeanne Carfine and Greg of Eldersburg, MD. He was the adored grandfather of Garrett and Jacob Zdon, Frank and Claire Sturek, Marley and Kendall Carfine, and Ronnie Feehley. He had many accomplishments... Read more →


Where Are They Now? Gary "Woo Woo" Gross

By Bill Cleary Gary “Woo Woo” Gross (the one with the spiked grey hair) is enjoying his retirement in sunny Florida. Gary and his wife Carol former residents of Gloucester City have been living in Naples for the last six years. Gary will celebrate his 65th birthday this coming April. On the left is his brother Bill Gross, also a former resident of Gloucester City. His greatest passion is golf. But recently he has joined the Happy Day Charade's Club. Can you believe “The Woo” , once the terror of Gloucester City, spending his afternoon with other seniors playing charades. The other photos (click to enlarge) shows Gary acting out the charade challenge "A famous frog on Sesame Street". Related articles by Zemanta Friday Night... Read more →


Memories from the Past "The Pond Gang"

MEMORIES FROM THE PAST(CNBNews.net)--The Gloucester City Pond Gang poses for a photo taken in the 1950's at Martins Lake, Brown Street and Sparks Avenue. The "Rough & Ready" guys are (bottom) from left, Jungle Murphy, Pete Coppolla, Bob Grub, Beaver, Butch Shaffer, Jake Burkardt, Bill "Wibby" Yeager, Frank "Reds" Grandizio, Jim Clements, Stanley Schellcroft. Do you have a photo to share? Send it to Cnbnews1@gmail.com Read more →


Memories of Gloucester City NJ (The Year 1939-40)

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ-Bottom row L-R: Charles (Ozzie) Souder, Tilley Wiltsey, Jane Thilo, Ella Mackey, Henry Kowalski, Bill (Doc) Lonabaugh. Middle row L-R: Nora Peltz, Mary Ellen Clark, Ruth Souder, Roy Mackey, Walt Thilo, Lew Souder. Top Row L-R: John Lonabaugh, (McNutt twins?), Alex Lonabaugh, Cathy Peltz. The picture was taken on the front steps of the house located on the southeast corner of Atlantic Street and Ridgeway Street. The year is estimated to be 1939 or 1940. Related articles April 2011 CHEERS AND JEERS (gloucestercitynews.net) Read more →


Jim Coppola, a Great Guy who Enjoyed Life to the Fullest

By Bill Cleary Vincent James Coppola Jr., of Franklin Township, passed away suddenly on Sunday May 24. Jim, as he was known by his friends, was born and raised in Gloucester City. He was 66. PHOTO: Jim with a flounder he caught while fishing with his friend Bob Bevan Those of us who knew Jim will remember him for his smile and quick wit. He had a dry sense of humor and he loved to laugh. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was one of the original members of the defunct Gloucester City Rod and Gun Club. Jim is an original member of the Gloucester City Breakfast Club. He retired from the Sheet Metal Workers’ Local Union No. 19 in 2003 with 22 years of... Read more →


50 for the 50th

50 for the 50th! The Gloucester City High School Class of 1958 celebrated its 50th Reunion the weekend of October 18-19, including a Saturday morning breakfast and tour of the “old” high school, Saturday evening open house, and a Sunday evening banquet at Indian Springs Country Club in Marlton. In addition, the members of the class commemorated their 50th, and their alma mater’s 100th, by contributing to two $1,000 scholarships awarded in June to Christopher Beck and Kristin Marchese, members of the GHS 100th graduating class. The Class of 1958 graduated with 99 members. Twenty-two classmates are deceased and were remembered at the banquet. Fifty of the remaining class members were present at the banquet. Special guests included 12th grade teachers- Sally Wagenhoffer Ruane (English)... Read more →


More Nicknames

To Whom It May Concern, I don’t know who does the nicknames in the paper, I know almost every nickname. How on earth could whoever wrote them forget the most obvious one of all. Steve “Bangs” Bangle, what is the world coming to! LOL Thanks sincerely, Joe “The Hemanator” Herman Mayor of Caps PS: Let's Not forget, Bill "Beaky" Rettig, and Frank "Tuna" Krueger Related articles by Zemanta More Gloucester City Nicknames/Remember when Read more →


1959: Gloucester Catholic Wins City Series Beat Gloucester 19-0

Note: A series of articles about the history of the Gloucester Catholic vs. Gloucester High football games was published in a booklet released in 1993 entitled "The Renewal of Friendship”. This great history of the series was put together my members of the Gloucester High Alumni Association. Unfortunately I don’t have the entire book. But over the next couple of weeks leading up to this year’s game on Thanksgiving Day I will post the articles and photo pages that are in my possession. Artist drawing on booklet cover by Todd Whitten ~ Bill Cleary Rams Win City Series Beat Gloucester 19-0 1959 (click on photo to enlarge) Gloucester Catholic High won the city football championship by soundly defeating Gloucester High, 19-0, on Thanksgiving morning at... Read more →


Memories/Growing Up in Gloucester City in the 50's and 60's

By Bill Yeager You asked me about the Gloucester Diner and I have been thinking about it. I will tell you what I remember about the Gloucester Diner and the other places we would hang out back in the day. Photo:Although this is not the Gloucester Diner this is what it looked like in the 1950's There were originally two (2) Gloucester City Diners (I think). The first one was like an old trolley car or railroad car across from the Twin Bar between Market and Powell Streets. Kings Drug store was on Market Street across from the Twin Bar. A Merit Gas Station was on the south corner of Market and Broadway and the little dingy diner was next to the Merit station. I... Read more →


More Gloucester City Nicknames/Remember when

my name is bill (eggball, eggs) avery and I remember: tom (wilt) wiltsey stan (moonie) greco ed (mc cobb) mc colligan jim (pudgie) king frank (rocky) nelson albert (fats) hodson sam (gloucester fats) chew jim (stickman) mc genagle bill (butch) eppright bill (turk) green bill (razor) vireck harry (flashlight) shetland conrad (shadrack) hirst charley (chazz or jed) hirst raymond (hap) elliot frank (snipe) schools franny (hot house) bernard (bucky) barron (jiggie) wertz Related: Nicknames, Do you Remember? Read more →


You can take the kid out of Gloucester but you can’t take Gloucester out of the kid!

I am one of the "geezers" who attends the monthly Breakfast Club meeting at the Dining Car Depot on the last Saturday of every month. It is the one day of the month that I have to reconnect with my boyhood friends from Gloucester City. I was a lifelong resident of Gloucester City. I am 70 years old and prior to moving from Gloucester I owned two businesses and owned various real estate, "apartments" and homes in the city. Photo: Bill Yeager, right and Joe Miller at the April Breakfast Club meeting When I retired I bought a little farm in Southern Delaware. When I come back to the Dining Car Depot, I can see my grandfather's house on Foundry Row on Paul Street. I... Read more →


Oh No.......It Was A Joke!!!!*

http://www.msnbc.msn.com Then, an advertisement in Friday's Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News suggested flying from Philadelphia to Denver for $1.90 per pound -- roundtrip fare based on total weight of passenger and passenger luggage. The Web site calls Derrie-Air the world's first carbon-neutral airline. It talks about how the airline will plant trees to absorb the carbon released by their planes. The site also gives price quotes based on weight from Philadelphia to a variety of destinations, including $1.40 for every pound to Chicago, and $2.25-a-pound to Los Angeles. continue Read more →


ClearysNoteBook and Daisy Daily Are Disgusting, Atrocious Reporters

Daisy Daily (I'm sure is a pseudo name) should find another job. Newspaper reporting is not for her. After the ridiculous article ""Breakfast Club Thrown A Curve, Ends Up At Brunic's ." I'm also concerned about ClearysNoteBook as well. Up to this point I thought it was an excellent addition to the NEWS. The Dining Car Depot is one of my favorite restaurants, and Mustafa and his wife are wonderful, hard-working young adults. They have worked diligently to make this restaurant work-Mustafa is the owner, cook, janitor, server and whatever else he has to make his business friendly, comfortable and the food "excellent". His wife works by his side, but she has not had an easy time with this pregnancy-yes I said pregnancy, in other... Read more →


Monday May 12:TIPS AND SNIPPETS

A CLARIFICATION Regarding the column in the May 8, 2008 issue of the Gloucester City News with the heading, Breakfast Club Thrown a Curve It has come to my attention that the owner of the Dining Car Depot along with some other people believe the story was factual. To clear up any misunderstanding let me begin by saying Daisy Daily the author of the column is actually yours truly. Yes I am coming out. I will admit that I have written other columns using that pen name. And Daisy will no longer be writing for ClearysNoteBook (www.clearysnotebook.com). Let me further state: 1. There was never a food fight at the Dining Car Depot. Nor did the members of the Breakfast Club ever partake in a... Read more →


Letters to The Editor: Re: Breakfast Club Thrown A Curve

Writted By Daisy Daily CNB Gossip Columnist May 8 issue of GCN I was sad to hear this article was misconstrued by some readers. The story was simply written to entertain and my friend, Bill Cleary, a very gifted and talented writer, had no intention to defame the good name or reputation of The Dining Car Depot. Couldn't the readers see by the pen name Daisy Daily the story was done as a satire? Each month, a men's breakfast club enjoys the food and hospitality given them by The Dining Car Depot and fully intends to return. I for one was happy to open my local paper and thoroughly enjoyed reading such a humorous story and that's exactly what it was, a fictional story, even... Read more →


Gloucester City: Alleged Food Fight Comes Back to Haunt Breakfast Club

By Daisy Daily CNB Gossip Columnist NOTE from Bill: The following article is NOT TRUE, it is a fictitious story. The Gloucester City Breakfast Club was thrown a "curve" this past Saturday morning finding out when they arrived at the Dining Car Depot that their favorite restaurant was closed. The sign on the restaurant door read, "New Baby, will Re-Open on Tuesday, April 29". The organization has been meeting at the restaurant for over a year, the last Saturday of each month at 9 AM. Photo El Presidente Chalie Now this is where the story gets interesting. I have an inside source who works at the local eatery and he told me the restaurant was open. Flip Flap Jack said, (not his real name) "several... Read more →


Gloucester City: the monthly Breakfast Club Conference

The January Breakfast Club had a great turnout. The monthly gathering met today January 26, at the Dining Car Depot in Gloucester City. Some of those in attendance included: from left, Joe Boulden, Jim Coppolla, Bill 'The Buck' Graves, wearing his 1962 GHS sweater, Bob Bevan, John Rowand, Harry Blymer and John Hindsley. Also present: Harry Walker, Joe Raube, Jack McDade, Bud Ritchie, Walt Hall, Bill Ritchie, Ed Simila, Chalie Pitzo, Frank Grandizio, Joe Miller, Butch Shaffer, Bud Wrigley, Joe O'Donnell, Bob Sliwa, Ron Raube, Carl Davis, and Jim McGee (the 50-50 winner). Also, Len Lacavara, Frank DiFelice, Joe DiGiacomo, Jack Heiser, Jim Boyle, Ed Hubbs, Rick Gonzales, Jack Persichette, John Lang, Bill Cleary, Geo Cleary, Stu Rechard, Ken MacAdams, Walt Zdon, John Zdon, and... Read more →


Letters: Former Gloucesterite Remembers When *

Hello Bill, I just wanted to say, thanks for your great website. I sat here for the last few hours reviewing all sub category titles. I discovered your site when my sister sent me a picture of me and my two brothers with Torch, Shaffer, and Hall together at the Ray Ford's Old Timers held in October at the Gloucester Hts. Fire Hall. Terry lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia. I reside at Churchville, Maryland east of Baltimore. I grew up on Oxford Ave. in the 'Heights'. After 39 years working for the Federal Government I just stayed here. The 'Old-timers'' get-together was fun. It was good to rekindle old memories; great time again. If you go to the photo gallery of Ray Ford's gathering I... Read more →


Gloucester City Little League 1950's

Memories from the Past-The photo was taken in the 1950's. It was submitted by Bill Gross. How many can you name? ......some I can reconize are kneeling left side, BoBevan, Chipper Miller, Albie Brandt, Geo Strobel, Matt Mullin, Tom Reade, John Lang, Bart Rettew, Ed Hubbs, Bud Ross, Toby Frymire, Joe Battersby, Butch Shaffer.... Below is one side of the photo that was enlarged. Read more →


September 29th 2007, Breakfast Club

The Gloucester City Breakfast Club met on Saturday, September 29 at the Dining Car Depot, Monmouth Street and railroad. Winner of 50-50, Walt Hall, $72. September treasury report $216. Vote for moving: Yes 13 N0 15 (the no's have it). Vote for charity donation: Yes 11, No 12 (the no's win). Five people didn't vote. Total members present, 28. Photo: sitting, from left, Bob Sliwa, Ed Simila, Earl Kaighn, Bill Gross, Joe Miller, Pete Coppola, Frank "Reds" Grandizio, Jim Coppola, and Stu Reckard. Standing from left, Ed Hubbs, Walt Hall, George Cleary, Butch Shaffer, Bob Bevan, Frank DiFelice, Bill "Wibby" Yeager, Jack "Oats" McDade, Mike Gurcik Sr., Ron Villanova, Ron Raube, Ron Middleton, Chal Tourtual, Joe Boulden, and Jack Persichetti. Missing from photo: Ken MacAdams,... Read more →


The Building May be Gone, but the Memories Linger On

Bill's Point of View .....................category Bills Point of View The old Sports Corner Bar, at 4th and Jersey Avenue, Gloucester City is being demolished to make way for a restaurant. The bar has been closed for nearly 20 years and soon the building will be non-existent. JK Venture Enterprises, LLC, the current property owners, have been working diligently to demolish and clean up the site in order to get it ready for their newest endeavor. A family style restaurant. JK Venture is a UEZ business trading as Tavern on the Edge. Recently approved at the June Gloucester City Planning/Zoning Board meeting, JK Venture Enterprises, LLC t/a Tavern on the Edge plans to erect a two-story restaurant/bar with outdoor dining to be completed by winter 2008.... Read more →


Breakfast Club Meets Saturday, August 25th

CATEGORY AROUND TOWN The Gloucester City Breakfast Club will meet Saturday, August 25th at 9 PM at the Dining Car Depot, Monmouth Street and the Railroad, Gloucester City. To be a member you must be a male, cross dressers are okay, and you must eat breakfast. The final requirement is being able to laugh. Those who attended the July meeting included: John Hindsley, Bill (Wimby) Yeager, Bob Sliwa, Bob Bevan, Harry Blymer, Earl Kaighn, Bill Cleary, Gary Marcucci, Len Lacovara, Chalie Tourtual, Bob Bevan, Walt Hall, Bob Cline, Joe DiGiacomo, Tom Choo Choo Murphy and Ron Raube. Also, Jim Coppola, Ed Simila, Joe Boulden, Frank (aka Reds) Grandizio, Butch Shaffer, Chalie Pitzo, Frank DeFelice, Mike Greene, Joe Miller and Ron Villanova. Treasurer report: B. Cleary... Read more →


The Breakfast Club Members Have Trouble Running A 50-50 Drawing

The Gloucester City Breakfast Club met on Saturday July 28 at the Dining Car Depot. The club held its first official 50-50 Drawing using a roll of number tickets. In the past your number was written on a little tag or your name was written on the back of a dollar bill. But there was still problems with this simplified new method on Saturday. You have to understand some of these individuals only get out on weekends. Anyway on Saturday one member, who will remain anonymous, didn't know he was suppose to keep one ticket and throw the other in the bucket. Instead he placed both tickets into the tub and as a result it took sometime to determine the winner. Tom ChooChoo Murphy, who... Read more →


The Breakfast Club Meets Saturday, July 28th at 9 AM

The Breakfast Club changes meeting Date; officially the last Saturday of the month 9 AM The male alumni from Tucker's Corner, Powell's, Pine House, Augie's Pool Room, Gords, Cerrone's Luncheonette, The Venice, Crown Point, Dick Lees, Wayne's Log Cabin, Sand Bar, Sports Corner etc. get together each month for what else, breakfast. NOTE: a change has been made the group will now meet the last Saturday of the month beginning in July. The time has also been changed to 9 AM. The next meeting will be July 28th at the Dining Car Depot, Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Present at the June 23rd meeting: Bill Cleary, George Cleary, Bill Yeager, Bill Ritchie, Bill Gross, Bob Bevan, Ken MacAdams, Frank DeFelice, Walt Hall, Chalie Pitzo, Frank Grandizio,... Read more →


The Breakfast Club changes meeting Date; officially the last Saturday of the month 9 AM

The male alumni from Tucker's Corner, Powell's, Pine House, Augie's Pool Room, Gords, Cerrone's Luncheonette, The Venice, Crown Point, Dick Lees, Wayne's Log Cabin, Sand Bar, Sports Corner etc. get together for breakfast each month for breakfast. NOTE: a change has been made the group will now meet the last Saturday of the month beginning in July. The time has also been changed to 9 AM. The next meeting will be July 28th at the Dining Car Depot, Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Present at the June 23rd meeting: Bill Cleary, Geoge Cleary, Bill Yeager, Bill Ritchie, Bill Gross, Bob Bevan, Ken MacAdams, Frank DeFelice, Walt Hall, Chalie Pitzo, Frank Grandizio, Len Lacovara, Ron Raube and Joe DiGiacomo. Present at the May 26th meeting: Ron Raube,... Read more →


April Meeting of the Breakfast Club

The meeting of the Gloucester City Breakfast Club was held Saturday, April 28 at the Train Station. Guests were Tom "ChooChoo" Murphy, Bill "Wibby" Yeager, Walt Hall. Members present, Bill and George Cleary, Harry and Jim Blymer, Jim Coppola, Joe DiGiacomo, John Hindsley, Joe Miller, Chalie Pitzo, Ron Villanova, Jack Persichette, Ron Raube, Harry Walker. Winner of the 50-50 Coppola. By the way he was in charge of the numbers bucket; not to say there was anything wrong but..... ! The Club meets the fourth Saturday of each month at the Train Station, 9:30 PM. All are welcome. Next meeting Saturday, May 26th. The organization was formed in May 2006 by Chalie Pitzo. Chalie is out of the hospital and is able to walk with... Read more →


December Breakfast Club/December 23, 2006

Gloucester City Breakfast Club met today Saturday, (photo album is posted in the left col) from left, Butch, Ron, Lannie, Harry Blymer, Chip Miller, Chalie Pitzo, Reds, Harry Walker, Frank DeFelice, Jack and Mike Bowe, John Rowand, Ron Villanova, Geo Cleary, Joe DiGiacomo, Jack Persichetti, Bill Gross, Joe Boulden, Jim Blymer, Gary Marcucci, Gary Gross, Mike Greene... Read more →


Obit Grandizio...........December 20, 2006

Skip Grandizio, Army Veteran, Iron Worker, Past City Resident; Services This Friday in Clayton By William E. Cleary John A “Skip” Grandizio, of Franklinville died suddenly on Tuesday, December 19, 2006 in Kennedy Hospital, Washington Township at the age of 65. Nine weeks ago Skip, a diabetic, got an infection in his foot, and was taken to the hospital for treatment. He was in the hospital when his illness took a turn for the worst; and he passed away. “My brother Skip was a cut-up," said Frank “Reds” Grandizio. "He loved to joke around. He had a quick wit. Skip enjoyed teasing people and being teased. He was never at a loss for words and enjoyed a good time.” Born in Philadelphia, PA., he was... Read more →


Breakfast Club............Nov. 25, 2006

The Breakfast Club The photo was taken at the first meeting of the Breakfast Club several months ago. Pictured: from left, Skip Grandizio, Jack Persichette, Charlie Tourtural, Butch Schaeffer, Chal Pitzo, Geo Cleary, Lannie Letzgus, Harry Walker, Sam Chew, Harry Blymer, Bill Cleary, Ron Raube, Joe Miller, Joe DiGiacomo, Al DiGiacomo, Stu Reckard.... The monthly get together is for male alumni of friends from the 50's and 60's that hung out at Tuckers Corner, Powells, Gords, The Pool Room, Pine House, Cerrone's, The Venice, Sand Bar, Sports Corner, Essex House, Crown Point. The group meets for breakfast the fourth Saturday of the month, next date, Saturday, Dec. 23 at 10 am...Dining Car Depot, Monmouth and the Railroad, Gloucester City.... see the photo album in the... Read more →


The Irish in Camden County

THE IRISH IN CAMDEN COUNTY Joseph John Kelly Camden County Historical Society Camden 1984 Introduction The story of the Irish in Camden County is a topic for a volume, not a booklet. In a full social history of southern New Jersey, it would make up a substantial part, informing discussions of the region's economic, political, religious, educational, and recreational life for the past three centuries. The following essay is a modest attempt to record the Irish contribution to the county, at least in outline, and to recount the assimilation of a major ethnic group into American life--after a period of intense opposition. In doing so, the essay may also correct popular misunderstandings about the Irish--and American life in general--by detailing their historic role in all... Read more →