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Gloucester Catholic Christmas Appeal:

Make a Donation, Help A Student

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ --Gloucester Catholic's Annual Christmas Appeal will arrive in your homes shortly. Be among the first to make an online donation to support Ram students and their families who need financial assistance for tuition. Merry Christmas from Gloucester Catholic! Three Ways To Give! VENMO -- @gcramsgiving ONLINE -- CLICK HERE TO MAKE ONLINE DONATION! TRADITIONAL MAIL Kindly make check payable to: Gloucester Catholic High School 333 Ridgeway Street Gloucester City, NJ 08030 Merry Christmas from Gloucester Catholic! Once a Ram... Always a Ram Read more →


GLOUCESTER CATHOLIC'S ANNUAL BASKET AUCTION SET FOR APRIL 20, 2023

Gloucester Catholic's 17th Annual Basket Auction Set for April 20, 2023: Please Support Our Fundraiser for Ram Students! GCHS is so excited to announce the 17th Annual Maroon & Gold Basket Auction on April 20th, 2023. This fundraiser solely benefits the students of Gloucester Catholic Junior Senior High School. We need your help, and no gift/contribution is too small. We have set up an easy sign-up with a variety of options. Once you decide on your donation, mail it to the address below or send it in with your child c/o Heather Mondel, Basket Auction Donation. YOU will notify you once we have received it. Click Here to Register Your Donation! We thank you in advance for making this event a huge success. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Heather Mondel at heathermondel@yahoo.com. Donations can be mailed to: Gloucester Catholic Junior Senior High School... Read more →


Samuel F. Andaloro Jr., age 63, aka 'Disc Jockey Caveman Sam', Firefighter, Communicator, Jokester, GCHS Alum

Samuel F. Andaloro, Jr. on November 17, 2022, of Deptford. Age 63. Beloved husband of Kathleen A. Andaloro (nee Riskus). Loving brother of Mary (John) Foster of Mickleton, John (Bridget) Andaloro of Delaware, and the late Josephine (Joseph) Comly. He is survived by many caring cousins, nieces and nephews. Sam was never one to stay idle, always the communicator and often the jokester. He enjoyed his Disc jockey days when he was better known as “Caveman Sam”. He also operated a ham radio set and spent time talking to other club members until recently. Sam was part of the Andaloro Farm Family. He served his community as a proud volunteer and life member of the Deptford Fire Department and Tacoma Fire Company for more than 40 years. He also was a member of the Camden County Fire Police. Sam will be missed by his loving wife, Kathy, with whom he... Read more →


Bob Kotter, Who Loved Gloucester City, Succumbs to Prostate Cancer; Vietnam War Marine Veteran, GHS Alum

By CNBNews Staff GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (November 18, 2022)(CNBNews)--Robert “Bob” Kotter, who was born and raised in Gloucester City, succumbed to his battle with stage 4 prostate cancer on Sunday, November 13. He was 74 years old. A U.S. Marine, Bob fought in the Vietnam War. CNBNews interviewed Kotter in February 2020, when he told us that Agent Orange caused his cancer. U.S. planes and helicopters dropped that poisonous chemical on the jungles of Vietnam to kill the heavy vegetation during the war. At the time of the 2020 interview, he was living in his truck and was in the later stage of his cancer. The doctors increased Kotter’s chemotherapy four times weekly as cancer had spread to his bones. For a decade or more, Bob lived in the family home in the 400 block of Market Street, taking care of his elderly parents. He cooked their meals, kept them... Read more →


The Story Behind The Story:

Women Raising South Jersey Sports Image

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNewsnet Sunday's Courier Post (November 13, 2022) profiled 50 South Jersey women who have raised the profile of women in sports in this year, the 50th anniversary of the implementation of Title IX which evened the playing field for all sports and genders. Three of those women are from Gloucester City. They are Lisa Angelotti Gedaka of Gloucester Catholic, class of '84; Megan Light Mason of Gloucester High School, class of 1998; and Bernadette McGlade, Gloucester Catholic, class of 1976. Here are their profiles. Lisa Angelotti Gedaka pictured with Monsignor Edward Luccitt scored over 2,000 points in her playing career. Lisa Angelotti Gedaka - "The Carino-South Jersey Player of the Year in 1984. ...Earned Big East Player of the Year honor in 1988 while playing for Villlanova University, which has retired her jersey (No. 25.) ...Inducted in the Big 5 Hall of Fame in 1995. ...A full-time... Read more →


Gloucester Catholic Announces The Robert & Barbara Keenan Brown Scholars Program IV

Barbara Keenan Brown, Class of 1972, and her husband Robert have been amazingly generous in giving back to the current generation of Ram students! After all, Mrs. Brown recalls how Gloucester Catholic proved to be a solid stepping stone in shaping her own life. A GC's Advisory Board member, Barbara sponsors the Robert & Jean Keenan Scholars Program with her husband, Robert, the owner of a successful local asphalt paving company. Barbara, whose Class of 1972 recently celebrated their 50th anniversary, and her family grew up on Chestnut Street in Gloucester City. She also will never forget the impact her parents, Robert and Jean Keenan, both alums of GCHS's Class of 1944, had on her life. Robert Keenan ran a successful TV and appliance business in Gloucester City and later was a pioneer in the growth of cable television in South Jersey. "Everything about my Mom and Dad centered around... Read more →


GCHS Announces the Catherine M. Flynn Scholars Program

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ --Gloucester Catholic is pleased to announce the Catherine M. Flynn Scholarship, which helps to fund the education of a Gloucester Catholic student throughout her high school career (see below). The Catherine M. Flynn Scholarship was funded recently by Thomas F. Flynn III, Class of 1965, on behalf of his grandmother, Catherine M. Flynn. Mrs. Flynn (see photo below) was a highly recognized civic and politically active leader in Gloucester City prior to her passing in 1986 at 92. She was recognized for leaving an impressive record of community service and long hours spent throughout her lifetime for the betterment of her church, her community, and her neighbors. In 1972, she was named Gloucester City Jaycees Citizen of the Year while being selected Citizen of the Year by the Gloucester City Rotary and Lions Club in 1977 at age 82. Mrs. Flynn was also very active in the... Read more →


GCN ARCHIVES (1948-2005) : Robert "Reds' Richards, First Rate Baseball Pitcher; Local Disc Jockey, Record Promoter

Published in the Gloucester City News, May 30, 2002 Robert R. Richards, an outstanding baseball pitcher in his youth, died after a brief illness on May 19, 2002. He was 60 years old. Bob "Reds" Richards Reds, as he was known by his friends and family, played on the 1954 Gloucester City Little League All-Star Team. That team was only one win away from competing in the Little League World Series before it lost. Incidentally, Reds received his nickname from his bright red hair. Mr. Richards continued his success on the pitcher mound for four years at Gloucester Catholic High School. Upon graduation in 1960, the Milwaukee Braves signed him to a major league contract. (The Milwaukee team was called the Braves in 1960). But shortly after signing the contract, he hurt his arm and had to retire from his dream of playing in the “big leagues.” Reds were sharp-witted... Read more →


GOOD NEWS: GCHS Announces The Ed and MaryJo Poole Scholars Program II

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 16, 2022)--Dr. Edward Poole, Class of 1963, and his wife MaryJo are genuinely grateful to give back to the current generation of Ram students! On September 29, Poole visited the school and met with the current four students who are recipients of his scholarships provided through the Ed and MaryJo Poole Scholars Program. He shared his time attending the school and the journey that led him to this point in his life. And he made it clear that his journey through Gloucester Catholic helped set a positive life path for himself and his family. The doctor practiced ophthalmic surgery in Bucks County, PA, and served on the staff at Wills Eye Hospital. Poole, who has an airline transport pilot license, graduated from Rutgers University Medical School in 1971 after completing post-doctoral fellowships in internal medicine, neurology, and ophthalmology. He and his wife, MaryJo, reside in Yardley,... Read more →


GCHS Donor Development Campaign

This year’s Fall 2022 Donor Development Campaign is off to its best start in many years! It’s been refreshing to see many donors increase their donation from previous years. Additionally,the increase in new donors has been exciting. During these challenging times your donations to our Annual Ram Fund provide immediate resources to enrich teaching and learning at Gloucester Catholic. The Annual Ram Fund enhances all aspects of the school in the current fiscal year, including: • Need-based financial aid to support deserving students • Faculty professional development opportunities • Classroom materials and new tools for teaching and learning • Exceptional academic, athletics, and extra-curriculum programs • Improvements to our facilities We need your continuing support to move forward with our great legacy. Please look through this Annual Report carefully (click on image of cover or click link below) – then make your decision on how YOU will make a difference... Read more →


The George J. Batavick Scholars Program Established at Gloucester Catholic High School

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 9, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--George Batavick, Class of 1966, is a firm believer education is the key to success in everyone's life - as his years at Gloucester Catholic led to a successful professional business career. And he is grateful he can give back to the current generation of Ram students! On September 22, George (photos) visited the school and had lunch with the current students who are recipients of his scholarships provided through his George J. Batavick Scholars Program. He shared his time attending the school and the journey that led him to this point in his life. The students had the opportunity to ask questions and exchange views. Following lunch, George toured the school and met with teachers, staff, and other students. "My years at Gloucester Catholic were the foundation for a successful college education, business career, and rewarding life," said Mr. Batavick. "The teachers provided excellent... Read more →


Cornell University Professor James Gross Retires; former Gloucester City Resident and GCHS Alum Class of '51

EDITOR'S NOTE: Professor James Gross graduated from Gloucester Catholic High School, class of '51. After high school, he attended LaSalle, then Temple for his M.A, followed by the University of Wisconsin for his PH.D. His cousin, Bill Waters, of Gloucester City, said, " He grew up at 229 Hudson Street, in the house next to Max's Restaurant's parking lot. Jim is a regular at the annual Gloucester Catholic Alumni Communion Breakfast and is among the top one or two scholarship sponsors." ***** Professor James Gross Retires After 56 Years Professor James Gross (photo) was teaching at the College of the Holy Cross when he learned that the ILR School valued teaching as much as big-time research. “It was exactly what I was looking for.” In July 1966, he arrived at Cornell. Fifty-six years later, he is retiring as the tenured faculty member with the longest run in ILR history. Worker... Read more →


GCN ARCHIVES (1948-2005)Stiles Award Presented To Green & Campbell

EDITOR'S NOTE-(Gloucester City, NJ)(October 4, 2022)--The Cleary family owned the Gloucester City News, Inc. (GCN) for 57 years (1948 up until 2005). Over the next several weeks, we will post articles that appeared in the paper from that period on ClearysNoteBook (CNBNewsnet) (https://www.gloucestercitynews.net). The Internet became a reality in 1983. For many years, the Internet was mainly used by government groups and scientists, but in 1995, commercial Internet access started to be sold to consumers. As a result of our effort, the stories we will be publishing will now be available on the World Wide Web. If you have an obituary or a news article published in the Gloucester City News from the period mentioned that you would like to share with the world, send it to wecleary@gloucestercitynews.net. +++++ Stiles Award Presented To Green & Campbell (1st row) Anne, Michaeleen, Karen Stiles. (2nd row)Jim Goldschmidt, Bob Bevan, Mike Campbell, Shawn... Read more →


Frances Ann McKenna, age 79, of Gloucester City

On October 4, 2022. Age 79. Of Gloucester City. Loving and devoted wife of 56 years to Charles “Walt” McKenna, Jr. Loving mother of Dr. Ann Marie “Amy” Bescherer (Dr. Rudolph, Jr.) and Allison B. Mankoski (Mark). Loving Mom-Mom of Mark S. Mankoski, Jr. and Morgan P. Mankoski. Also survived by many cousins. She was predeceased by her parents, Arthur J. and Anna Bastien. Fran was a graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School class of 1961. She received her bachelor’s degree from Immaculata University in 1965. Fran worked as an institutional researcher at Gloucester County College for over 15 years. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Tuesday morning, October 11th, from 9:30 to 11:15 AM at St. Mary's R.C. Church, 426 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Mass of Christian Burial 11:30 AM in the church. Interment will follow in New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr. In lieu of flowers,... Read more →


CALLING ALL MEMBERS OF THE GCHS CLASS OF '63

UPDATED CNBNewsnet graphic file WEST DEPTFORD, NJ--Gloucester Catholic High School Class of 1963 60th Reunion Luncheon, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20 at the beautiful Riverwinds Restaurant (image above)located on the Delaware River in West Deptford, NJ. The social gathering will be held from noon to 4 PM. All class members at any time, including those who may have graduated elsewhere, and their guests are welcome. Cost per Person: $50 Includes an entree choice, made at the luncheon itself, of: - Salmon w/Dijon Cream Sauce (sauce may be omitted) - Chicken Marsala - New York Strip Steak Cost include incidental reunion expenses and gratuity. Cash Bar: Servers will take any alcoholic beverage orders and deliver them. Payment directly to them by cash or credit card. Tips to them for this would be appreciated. No outside beverages are permitted on the premises by Riverwinds. The 60th Reunion will be held in the “Small Banquet... Read more →


GCHS Donor Development Report Fiscal Year '22

Donor Development Report – Fiscal Year ‘22 Gloucester Catholic's Donor Development Report for Fiscal Year 2022 was recently mailed to all GC alumni, supporters and friends. Please consider making an IMPACT donation. See message from Principal Tom Iacovone below. Dear Gloucester Catholic Alumni, Parents & Friends, It is my honor and privilege to serve as Principal here at Gloucester Catholic Junior Senior High School. This will be my 15th year here at Gloucester Catholic, and every year I am inspired in different ways, by both our students and GC Family as a whole. We have overcome unprecedented challenges over these last few years, and we will continue to face new challenges head on, TOGETHER! I encourage you to continue investing in our school and our students. Your donations to our Annual Ram Fund help enhance every aspect of our great school, including: · Need-based financial aid to support deserving students... Read more →


CNBNews Sports: GCHS Football Breaks 15 Game Losing Streak

Gloucester Catholic is off to a running start after drought By Mark Zimmaro - September 24, 2022 The Rams are back to being a winning football team. The weight of a 15-game losing streak, which spanned parts of three football seasons, had really started to irk some of the players in the Gloucester Catholic High School football program. “Our original guys came down to the weight room every day,” senior lineman Dyheim Watson said. “We practiced every day, we grinded every day. We came into this season thinking differently.” The hard work paid off, although not immediately in the win column. The Rams had lost their last three games of the shortened 2020 season and all 11 last year. Opening night 2022 was also a loss, but there were good signs during that 33-16 setback to Palmyra. On Sept. 9, it finally all came together in a 34-6 rout over... Read more →


Kevin S. McQuaid, of Gloucester City, Marine Corp Veteran, GHS Alum

On September 26, 2022. Age 50. Of Gloucester City. Beloved son of Wilfred W. McQuaid, Jr. and the late Patricia E. McQuaid (nee Laughlin). Loving brother of Karen Greco (Nunzio) and the late Douglas McQuaid. Cherished uncle of Michael, Matthew, Kacie, Justin, Tyler, Ryan, Dylan, and Eric. Kevin was a graduate of Gloucester City High School. He went on to proudly serve our country in the U.S. Marine Corps. At his request, services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation online at diabetes.org Please memo, Kevin S. McQuaid. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Kevin S. McQuaid. Funeral arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: Gloucester City. Ph:856-456-1142 Read more →


Gloucester High Class of 1972 Celebrate 50th Reunion

UPDATED WITH NEW PHOTOS photos provided by Gary Devine GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 21, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Saturday, September 17, the Gloucester City High School Class of 1972 held their 50th Reunion at the Elizabeth Ballroom, Highland Boulevard. Five years ago, the 45th Class Reunion was paid for by classmate Gregg Teears of Gloucester City. Amazingly, the 50th reunion was also paid for by two other classmates. Jim McGlade of Washington D.C. paid for the bulk of the bill, and one other donor wanted to remain anonymous. The committee paid for the decorations, favors, door prizes, and extra desserts. Gary Devine donated two door prizes. A big Shout Out to Classmate Gale Stanley of the San Francisco Bay area came the furthest. Those on the GHS 1972 Reunion Committee are Kathy Erhmann Jackson, Gregg Teears, Ruthanne Greene, Joe Bocchicchio, Joan Stainker Reagan, Kevin Boulden, Joyce Underwood Calzonetti, and Debbie Lewis Wagner. The buffet... Read more →


Martin T. Burns, (Marty) of Gloucester City, age 76, Member of Carpenters Union Local 393, Army Veteran, GCHS Alum

On September 17, 2022. Age 76. Of Gloucester City. Loving husband of the late Maureen R. Burns (nee Holmes). Loving father of Martin J. Burns (Leah) and Julia Mortimore (Leonard) and step- father of Michele Scott (Shawn) and Vince Antico. Cherished grandfather of Martin James, William Joseph, Sebastian, Sophia, Emily, Shane, and Kaylee. Predeceased by his siblings, John Burns, Thomas Burns, Michael Burns, Ellen Szczepanski, Jean Schmitt and Kathleen Burns. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Marty was a graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School, where he played on the basketball team. He went on to proudly serve our country in the U.S. Army. Marty was a member for over 40 years with the Carpenters Union Local 393. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Thursday morning, Sept. 22nd from 9:30 to 10:45 AM at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, 426 Monmouth St, Gloucester City. Mass of Christian... Read more →


GCHS Annual Kathy Campbell Scholarship Golf Outing, Oct. 1 at Pitman Golf Club

Please save the date for the 2022 Kathy Campbell Scholarship Golf Outing on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at Pitman Golf Club. All proceeds benefit Gloucester Catholic students. For information on registrations and sponsorships, contact Kathy Dougherty at ekc_kd@yahoo.com Gloucester Catholic | 333 Ridgeway Street, Gloucester City, NJ 08030 Read more →


*Just Weeks Remaining: Rams Class of '63 Reunion

GCHS Class of '63 at their 50th Reunion. (CNBNews file photo) WEST DEPTFORD, NJ--Members of the Gloucester Catholic High School Class of 1963 are gathering at the beautiful Riverwinds Restaurant for their 60th Reunion Luncheon, on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20 located on the Delaware River in West Deptford, NJ. The social gathering will be held from noon to 4 PM. All class members at any time, including those who may have graduated elsewhere, and their guests are welcome. Cost per Person: $50 Includes an entree choice, made at the luncheon itself, of: - Salmon w/Dijon Cream Sauce (sauce may be omitted) - Chicken Marsala - New York Strip Steak Cost include incidental reunion expenses and gratuity. Cash Bar: Servers will take any alcoholic beverage orders and deliver them. Payment directly to them by cash or credit card. Tips to them for this would be appreciated. No outside beverages are permitted on... Read more →


Charlene B. Riley, of Gloucester City, age 71

Surrounded by her loving family at home in Gloucester City, Charlene passed peacefully on September 10, 2022, at the age of 71. (nee Green). Loving wife of 49 years to Joseph T. Riley. Loving mother of Joseph (Nicole) Riley, Mary Elizabeth (Chad) Rettig and Michelle (Christopher) Stec. Cherished “Mom-Mom” of Brendan, Julia, Audrey, Joseph and Andrew. Beloved sister of Charles (Christine) Green, Michael (Linda) Green and Patrick (Esther) Green. Predeceased by her parents, Godfreid “Bud” Green and Bernice Green (nee Goodman). Charlene was a graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School class of 1969. She was a devout catholic and longtime parishioner of St. Mary’s Church. Charlene loved photography, traveling, going on cruises and making her famous Jewish Apple Cake. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Friday morning, September 16 th , from 9 to 11 AM at St. Mary's R.C. Church, 426 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Mass... Read more →


Daniel J. O’Brien of Vermont, age 77 formerly of Fairlawn and Gloucester City

Daniel J. O’Brien, age 77 years of Sandgate, Vermont, formerly of Fairlawn and Gloucester City, New Jersey, passed away on September 7, 2022. He was born on April 12, 1945 and raised in Audubon, New Jersey to the late Robert J. O’Brien and Margaret Mary Cooney O’Brien. Dan is predeceased by his former wife, Elizabeth Batten, and is the devoted father of their children, Danny O’Brien, Jr., David (Diane) O’Brien, and Bernadette (Bill) Yingling. Loving grandfather of Kyle, Sonja, and Cecelia. Dear brother of Robert J. (Cindy) O’Brien, Maureen O’Brien, Mary Ann (Gilbert) Guinoiseau, and the late Margaret O’Brien. A loving partner to Holly Fertel. Dan was also a caring friend and mentored to Lan Fertel, Sean (Tammy) Fertel, and their children Seth and Sophie. He was a proud alumna of Gloucester Catholic High School and Glassboro State College. He was an exceptional athlete in high school, earning four varsity... Read more →


Daniel O'Brien Beloved GCHS Educator and Friend to Many Dies in Tragic Vermont Auto Accident

UPDATED/CORRECTED GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 11, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Daniel J. O’Brien, from Sandgate, Vermont, died in a single car crash on Wednesday, September 7. According to the Vermont State Police, the accident occurred on the S.E. Corners Road in Sandgate at around 4 PM on Wednesday. Danny O'Brien GCHS Graduation Photo Police say that O’Brien was traveling west when he left the traveling portion of the road, hitting a tree. He was driving a 2011 Nissan Sentra and was wearing a seatbelt. The weather was partly sunny at the time of the accident, and the road conditions were dry and dirt. From the Vermont State Police Crash Summary report: On September 7th, 2022, at approximately 1600 hours, Troopers from the Vermont State Police - Shaftsbury Barracks were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash on S.E. Corners Rd. with the Town of Sandgate, VT. Investigation revealed that Daniel O'Brien (operator #1), of Sandgate... Read more →


Christine McKenna Memorial Golf Outing Sept 24

Click Here or on Image to View Chris McKenna Golf Flier Christine McKenna Memorial Golf Outing Saturday September 24, 2022 1pm sign in – 2pm tee off Valleybrook Country Club; 200 Golfview Dr Blackwood NJ 08012 For more info please email cmckennamemorial@gmail.com Chris passed away in March of 2018 after a tough battle with breast cancer. She was a committed Catholic and a devoted member of Gloucester Catholic family for over 12 years. During that time, she took on numerous roles including teacher, librarian, yearbook moderator, forensic coach, as well as a myriad of other tasks. Chris also enjoyed volunteering her 􀆟me as a catechist for the St. John of God Faith Formation Program and playing music at church services. This scholarship program was started as a way to memorialize her life and to continue her commitment to serving. Proceeds from the event benefit scholarships for students wishing to attend... Read more →


Jack Fitzpatrick, former mayor of South Harrison, U.S. Air Force Veteran, GCHS Alum, Raised in Gcity

John “Jack” Thomas Fitzpatrick of South Harrison Township, NJ, passed away on August 22, 2022, at his home surrounded by family. He was the beloved husband of Ann Fitzpatrick and the devoted father of Bartholomew Fitzpatrick and Kurt Fitzpatrick. He is also survived by his brother Tom Fitzpatrick and was the brother of the late Gerald “Jerry” Fitzpatrick Jr., the late Barbara “Babs” Biehler, and the late Richard “Dick” Fitzpatrick. Jack was born on March 15, 1936, in Shamokin, PA, and was raised in Gloucester City, NJ, where he attended Gloucester Catholic High School and worked as a lifeguard at the Gloucester City pool. He graduated from St. Jerome’s College in Kitchener, Ontario, and then spent four years in the Air Force. While on leave in Ocean City, NJ, he met Ann Grabowski on the beach. They married in 1963 on the day after JFK was assassinated and were married... Read more →


Joseph Patrick Quinlan, of Mullica Hill/Gloucester City; Dell Tech Employee, GCHS Alum

"Roey" On August 10, 2022, at the age of 58. Of Mullica Hill. Formerly of Gloucester City. Loving husband of 35 years to Kimberly A. Quinlan (nee Harris). Loving father of Kristi Little (Matthew), Erin Quinlan, and Melissa Finlay (Charles). Cherished “Poppy Joe” of M.J., Grady, and Ava. Beloved brother of Catherine Wiley (late Glenn), Terry Graf (Matthew), Marge McIntyre, Debra Marshall (Bob), and Regina Stief (Michael). Predeceased by his parents, Francis E. Quinlan and Florence Sauer Quinlan, as well as his brother, Francis Quinlan. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. Joe was a graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School class of 1982. He worked for over 30 years as a strategic account manager for Dell Technologies. Joe was an avid bowler and enjoyed fishing. He will be forever remembered for his sense of humor, always making others laugh, and his true love of his... Read more →


Gloucester Catholic Says Thank You to Gaudreau Golf Tournament Sponsors and Players; Tourney Winners Listed

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 7, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Gloucester Catholic congratulates all tournament winners during the 6th Annual Johnny Gaudreau Scholarship Golf Tournament at Blue Heron Pines on July 29th. We would also like to thank all tournament sponsors for supporting tuition assistance for Gloucester Catholic students. To view all tournament photos, see: https://www.facebook.com/gchsrams/posts/10158816525467727 TOURNAMENT WINNERS Top Foursome: Matthew Fitzgerald, Cameron Fitzgerald, Paul Blais, Kevin Bishop Closet to Pin: John Gaudreau Longest Drive: Joe Malcarney Straightest Drive: Titus Cooke TOURNAMENT SPONSOR ¨ CDM Electronics MVP SPONSOR ¨ In Memory of Joseph Keller BLUE JACKET HOLE SPONSORS ¨ Sports Management ¨ John Gaudreau - John Gaudreau Family ¨ Fairville Management Company ¨ CLM Advisors CIGAR BAR SPONSOR John & Janice Colman ALL-STAR SPONSORS ¨ Fairville Management Company ¨ Republic Bank ¨ Jim Colman ¨ Anne Barron ¨ Tom and Mary Iacavone ¨ Tom and Rebecca Iacavone ¨ Tom Heim Esq. '63 ¨ Risse Brothers... Read more →


Rosemary Joan Kenney, of Gloucester City, age 99

On July 27, 2022, age 99, Rosemary Joan Kenney, of Gloucester City, NJ, passed away peacefully in her sleep at Woodbury Mews Assisted Living in Woodbury, NJ. She was born to the late Samuel and Mary Rose Goodman (nee Bozarth), December 20, 1922, in Woodbury, NJ. Except for a brief 5-year period, in Vineland, NJ due to her father’s employment, Rosemary was a lifelong resident of Gloucester City, NJ and devoted parishioner of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church. During her brief time in Vineland, Rosemary graduated from Sacred Heart Grammar School and Sacred Heart High School, graduating in June 1940. It was during this time at Sacred Heart High School that Rosemary perfected her jump-shot and became the starting guard on the Lions basketball team. In addition to her athletic prowess in high school, Rosemary was also an accomplished actress, starring in the role of Benita Bolt in that hit play... Read more →


Dorothy 'Dot' Ann Wrigley (nee Lang) of Gloucester City

On July 26, 2022. Age 76. Of Gloucester City. (nee Lang) Loving and devoted wife of 45 years to the late Elwood J. “Bud” Wrigley. Loving mother of Joseph “Bud” Wrigley and his wife, Krista. Cherished grandmother of Natalie and Angela. Beloved sister Frank Lang (Lisa) and the late John Lang (surviving Pat). Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, John and Rebecca Lang (nee McQuaid). Dot was a longtime devoted parishioner of St. Mary’s Church. She loved vacations at the Jersey Shore, shopping and being surrounded by her family. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Saturday morning, July 30th from 10 AM to 11:45 AM at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, 426 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Mass of Christian Burial 12 Noon in the church. Interment will follow in Camden County Veterans Cemetery at Harleigh Cemetery, Camden. Condolences and Memories may be... Read more →


Marie C. Ezzi, age 77, of Gloucester City

Marie C. Ezzi (nee Harris) age 77 of Gloucester City, passed away Friday, July 22, 2022. Mrs. Ezzi was born in Camden and lived in Gloucester City while she worked as a clerk for the City of Camden. Marie is survived and will be sadly missed by her siblings; William Harris, Julie Anne Harris, and Patricia Karlsen. Predeceased by her brother, Frank Harris. Mrs. Ezzi was predeceased by her children; Joseph, Marie Dobbins(Michael), Eric, Michael, Anthony, and Kevin. She was also predeceased by her granddaughter Erica Dobbins. She is also survived by her granddaughter Stephanie Ezzi, great-granddaughter Gianna, and many nieces and nephews. Marie enjoyed watching football with her brothers, sisters, and her kids. Relatives, friends, and neighbors are invited to gather with the family on Thursday morning and afternoon between 11:00 AM and 12:00 PM at Creran Funeral Homes 700 Powell St., Gloucester City. A graveside tribute will immediately... Read more →


Brooklawn American Legion Post 72 Opens State Finals Friday

The New Jersey State 2021 Runner-Up Brooklawn Legion the 2022 District 4 Champions opens play 3:30 Friday in Woodridge New Jersey, overlooking Manhattan NY, seeking revenge from 2021 Brooklawn the lone unbeaten team in 2021 Championship Game lost to a one loss team. Because of Tournament rules the Championship game was winner take all regardless of record The Brookers, a common name when Legion Baseball State Playoffs start will face District 4 runner-up Mullica Hill. Brooklawn with an overall season record of 22 - 2, defeated Mullica Hill the 2 times they met this season. Brooklawn lost one game locally to South Harrison Twp another loss was in Omaha Neb. Tanner Nolan is potentially the opening day pitcher. The New Jersey 2022 State Championship winner will advance to the Mid-Atlantic Regional in Morgantown, West Virginia Brooklawn along with 4 World Series Titles (Most Nationally), has won 30 State Titles with... Read more →


CNB Fishing News Maryland: Chesapeake Bay Anglers See Large Number of Speckled Trout, Bluefish, and Spot

July 20, 2022 by Keith Lockwood, fisheries biologist Maryland Department of Natural Resources Photo by Bob Bruns Chesapeake Bay anglers received a welcome surprise this week with the arrival of wonderful numbers of speckled trout, bluefish, and spot. These offer great alternatives during the striped bass closure in the Chesapeake Bay through July 31 and the tidal Potomac River until August 21. Elsewhere, the waters off Ocean City are offering excellent fishing for a mix of species including black sea bass, tuna, and white marlin. There is also plenty of great fishing throughout Maryland waters for freshwater anglers. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is always looking to encourage more Marylanders to take up the exciting sport of fishing. DNR invites college students and adults aged 18 and older to free mentored fishing training and practice sessions in August. The program will comprise four sessions in various locations in Anne... Read more →


*You Are Invited: The Belles of St. Marys/St Mary's Cadet Mass and Lunch August 8

MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2022 AT 8 AM LOVE, PRAY, EAT EVENT OF THE BELLE'S OF SAINT MARY'S / SAINT MARY'S CADETS GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 18, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Former alumni and friends of The Belles's of Saint Mary's/Saint Mary's Cadets, and anyone affiliated with either group are invited to attend a memorial mass at 8 AM at Saint Mary's Church, Monmouth and Atlantic Streets on Monday, August 8. (Coffee/Snacks to follow). On the same day at 12 noon those interested are invited to lunch at the Empire Diner, Brooklawn Circle, Brooklawn. Please send the year you graduated and marched, taught to Carol Ann Schaffer/Fallon. (photos provided) For more information and to register click here Read more →


Len Lacovara Jr., Brooklawn Policeman, Owner of J&L Delivery, Army Veteran, GCHS Alum Class of '56

Leonard L. Lacovara, Jr. passed away peacefully with his family by his side on July 10, 2022 at the age of 85. Resident of Mantua, formerly of Brooklawn. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Josette (nee Seyller); children: Nicholas (Lisa), John (Barbara), the late Len, and Marc (Donna); grandchildren: Crystal, Niccole, the late Marc (Alesa), Lauren, Kaitlyn (Anthony), Lenny, and Kendal; great-grandchildren: Noah, Rylie, Chloe, Alex, Carter Jo, and Cooper; sister, Danielle. Len was a stand-out athlete at Gloucester Catholic High School (Class of 1956) where he played football, basketball, baseball, and track. He is a proud veteran of the United States Army. Len worked as an officer with the Brooklawn Police Department, with the Philadelphia Naval Yard, and was the owner of J&L Delivery Service. Len was an avid hunter and fisherman and still enjoyed taking his great-grandson, Noah, fishing at the pier in Gloucester City.... Read more →


*Chiefs Basketball Camp Open to Boys/Girls Entering Grades 3-11; Run By Head Coach Eric Cassidy

Chiefs Basketball Camp Who: Boys and Girls entering grades 3-11 Cost: $185 per player per week. Where: Memorial Field basketball courts Marlton NJ When: JULY 25 THROUGH JULY 28 FROM 8 AM -11:30 AM Sign up Link www.chiefsbasketballcamp.com Chiefs Basketball Camp is run by Cherokee Chief Head Coach Eric Cassidy. Coach Cassidy has 14 years of Head Coaching experience. During his 14 years, he has over 250 wins, 5 conference titles, 4 final appearances, and 1 South Jersey Championship. Chiefs Basketball Camp is designed to teach the skills, techniques, fundamentals, and knowledge of basketball under the guidance of an experienced coaching staff. This camp offers an opportunity for all athletes, regardless of age or ability level, to participate in an exciting week of basketball training and game participation. Age and skill levels will be separated into appropriate groups. Drills will be designed to improve passing, dribbling, footwork, shooting, rebounding, and... Read more →


New Items Added to the Johnny Gaudreau Golf Tournament Online Auction

The Johnny Gaudreau Golf Tournament is now live and ready for your bids! Visit the link below and register to bid on many exciting items: Click here to view Online Auction and Bid On Items! The Gaudreau Golf Tournament will be held on July 29th, 2022 at Blue Heron Golf Club in Egg Harbor City, NJ. Proceeds from the tournament and the online auction provide scholarships to students wishing to attend Gloucester Catholic. See items up for bid below! Bidding is easy and can be done right on your laptop, home computer or cell phone! Check back early and often as we will continue to add items to the auction right up until the time of the Gaudreau Golf Tournament on July 29, 2022! If interested in donating an item to the auction, please contact Gus Ostrum as soon as possible at gostrum@gchsrams.org. RECENT ITEMS ADDED: Currently we have 30... Read more →


Eleanor M. Ernharth, age 81 of West Deptford/Gloucester City; GCHS Class of '59, former Cafeteria Cook

On June 27, 2022. Age 81. Of West Deptford. Formerly a longtime resident of Gloucester City. Loving angel and devoted wife of 59 years to Ronald L. Ernharth. Loving mother of Ronald L. Ernharth (Norraine), Thomas S. Ernharth (Rebecca), Christine Gentile (Randall), Denise Monahon (Larry) and Melissa Ernharth (Brett). Cherished MomMom of LeighAnn Ernharth, Kara Ernharth (Michael Kaplan), Taylor Gentile, Abigail Ernharth, Matthew Ernharth, Allison Gentile, Lauren Gentile, Kassidy Monahon and Brandon Monahan. Also survived by her daughter-in-law, Cindy Ernharth and predeceased by her son-in-law, Mark Gentile. Eleanor was a graduate of Gloucester Catholic class of 1959, where she later worked in the cafeteria as the cook for many years. She was a faithful and devoted parishioner of St. Mary’s Church in Gloucester City. Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Saturday, July 9th, 2022 from 10 AM to 11 AM at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, 426 Monmouth... Read more →


*GCHS Johnny Gaudreau Golf Tournament July 29

6th Annual Johnny Gaudreau Golf Tournament Set for July 29 at Blue Heron Pines: Golf Registrations & Sponsorships Available!! About The Gaudreau Golf Tournament The Johnny Gaudreau Scholarship Golf Tournament will provide families with financial need the opportunity to give their sons and daughters a Gloucester Catholic education. All proceeds directly fund scholarships and tuition assistance. Sponsorship and Golf Registration If you are interested in donating a sponsorship, please indicate the level of your donation below by filling in the sponsorship box. The levels of sponsorship are listed below. If you are registering to golf in the tournament, or you receive spots in the tournament due to the purchase of a sponsorship, please list the names of your participants on the form below. Sponsorship Levels (Check One) $10,000.00 (Tournament Sponsor, includes Two Foursomes, prominent signage at event and on website) $5,000.00 (MVP Corporate Sponsor includes One Foursome and prominent signage... Read more →


Rose Havens, of Collingswood and Gloucester City, age 90; GCHS Alumnus

On May 29, 2022. Age 90. (nee Bernard) Of Collingswood. Formerly of Gloucester City. Loving wife of 32 years to the late Donald J. Havens. Cherished mother of Anne (Joseph) Croasdale, Stephen (Janet) Havens, Virginia Havens, Jacqueline Havens, and the late Michael J. Havens. Dear Sister of Theresa McCarthy, Virginia M. King, Rev. Father Jack Bernard, Patricia Ludwig and Joan Nishina. Predeceased by her siblings: Margaret Krusic, Mary Gorman and William Bernard. Beloved grandmother of Natalie (Matthew), Michael, David, Stephen, Victoria, Lauren and Lindsey (Hooper). Devoted great-grandmother of Jessamine. Survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. Rose was born and raised in Gloucester City. She graduated from St. Mary’s Grammar School in Gloucester City and Gloucester Catholic High School. Rose has been a resident of Collingswood since 1963. She was a devoted parishioner of Transfiguration R.C. Church (now Most Precious Blood Parish) in West Collingswood. Rose loved... Read more →


Gloucester Catholic's Salute to Class of 2022 Campaign: Mackenzie Boyle '22 Asks For Your Support! 

Nearly $1,500 Raised to Date! Let's HONOR the Graduating Seniors of our Remarkable CLASS OF 2022! The funds will be applied to senior graduation expenses and awards benefiting the graduates as we close out the current year. So far we have raised nearly $1,500 for the Class of 2022! Click on image below as senior Mackenzie Boyle asks for your support of the Class of 2022! ‌ Ways To Give! VENMO -- @gcramsgiving ONLINE -- http://gchsrams.org/wordpress/?p=10085 TRADITIONAL MAIL -- Make Check Payable to Gloucester Catholic Gloucester Catholic High School 333 Ridgeway Street Gloucester City, NJ 08030 Once a Ram .... Always a Ram! If you would like additional information, please contact Pat Murphy at pmurphy@gchsrams.org Read more →


*CASSIDY’S MEMORIAL DAY Baseball Clinic May 30th

Location: Brooklawn, NJ Address: Pershing Rd , Brooklawn, NJ 08030 Phone: 8563044632 Dates: 05/30/22 - 05/30/22 Ages: U8 U9 U10 U11 U12 Contact: Joshua M Cassidy - Please do not contact (spam) Joshua M Cassidy for reasons other than the purpose of the listing. Cassidy’s Baseball clinic is designed to teach the skills, techniques, fundamentals, and knowledge of baseball under the guidance of an experienced coaching staff. This 4-hour clinic offers an opportunity for all athletes, regardless of ability level, to participate in an exciting clinic of baseball training and game simulation. Age and skill levels will be separated into appropriate groups. Drills will be designed to improve hands, footwork, hitting and throwing. Over the course of the clinic, players self-confidence will grow along with their skills and overall appreciation of the game. Our goal is to provide a positive and fun learning environment for players to improve their overall... Read more →


Gloucester Catholic's Salute to Class of 2022 Campaign: Tanner Jones '22 Asks For Your Support! 

Let's HONOR the Graduating Seniors of our Remarkable CLASS OF 2022! The funds will be applied to senior graduation expenses and awards benefiting the graduates as we close out the current year. Click on image below as senior Tanner Jones asks for your support of the Class of 2022! ‌ Ways To Give! VENMO -- @gcramsgiving ONLINE -- http://gchsrams.org/wordpress/?p=10085 TRADITIONAL MAIL -- Make Check Payable to Gloucester Catholic Gloucester Catholic High School 333 Ridgeway Street Gloucester City, NJ 08030 Once a Ram .... Always a Ram! If you would like additional information, please contact Pat Murphy at pmurphy@gchsrams.org Read more →


GCHS Salute to the Class of 2022 Campaign

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HONOR A STUDENT SEE BELOW Ways To Give! VENMO -- @gcramsgiving ONLINE -- http://gchsrams.org/wordpress/?p=10085 TRADITIONAL MAIL -- Make Check Payable to Gloucester Catholic Gloucester Catholic High School 333 Ridgeway Street Gloucester City, NJ 08030 Once a Ram .... Always a Ram! If you would like additional information, please contact Pat Murphy at pmurphy@gchsrams.org RELATED CATEGORIES GLOUCESTER CATHOLIC RAMS ALUMNI Read more →


GCHS v GHS Alumni Softball Game Tonight at 6 PM at Johnson Blvd LL Field

RELATED CATEGORIES Rams vs Lions Alumni Softball Game was a success GLOUCESTER CATHOLIC HS GLOUCESTER HIGH SCHOOL RAMS ALUMNI LIONS ALUMNI BREAKFAST CLUB Read more →


Mike Greene of Mantua/Gloucester City; Operating Engineers, GCHS Alum, Vietnam War Vet, Softball Player

UPDATED WITH PHOTOS On May 17, 2022. Age 79. Of Mantua. Formerly of Gloucester City. Loving father of Michael S. Greene, Jr. (Christina), Beth Ann Perrone (Mark) and Brian Greene (Julie). Cherished grandfather of Michael III, Kyle, Olivia, Karlee, Logan, Daniel and Dominic. Beloved son of Ruth Greene (nee Sweeney) and the late Herbert I. Greene. Loving brother of Susan Vittorelli, Larry Greene, Ruthanne Greene and the late Stephen Greene. Also survived by his former wife Marie DeVone (nee Leafey) and dear friend, Neil Campbell. Mike was a graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School class of 1960. He went on to proudly serve our country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Mike was a 30-year member of Local 825 as an operating engineer. He was an avid softball player in the Gloucester City Men’s League; a member of The Breakfast Club, and Ray Ford Oldtimers. Relatives and friends... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY:

Thank You to Gloucester City's Board of Education

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 19, 2022)--I don't try to hide my disappointment in America's public education and never will apologize for wanting today's kids to have the high quality of education we had decades ago. That being said, I also try to be fair and congratulate those who make changes in the right direction. This week I read that "trades" will be CNBNews graphic file reintroduced to Gloucester City schools. A sincere thank you to those who made this happen. I read so many Facebook posts from the boys of the 1960s discussing their woodshop or metal shop adventures and telling what they made. Girls took sewing and cooking classes. Because I took sewing classes I made all my own clothes through high school and college plus bridesmaid's dresses and more. There is so much value to these classes. We learned how to make something. We... Read more →


GROWING UP GLOUCESTER: "Crashing" A Wedding Reception, a Saturday Night Tradition Back in the Day

by Connie Cleary Woods/Staff Reporter GROWING UP IN GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (CNBNews)--From left to right, Ed "Hootie" DiGiacomo, George Walsh, unknown, Jack "The Rat" Hargraves, unknown, Pat "Dempsey" Welsh, standing Ed Dailey. It is believed the two photos were taken at a wedding reception being held at either the VFW Hall, 27-29 North Burlington Street, Gloucester City, or the West Collingswood Fire Hall on Nicholson Road. The year of the top photo is sometime between 1960 and 1970. The photo below was taken sometime in the 70s, from left, George Cleary Jr., Ed Simila, Lou Grello, Bob Seufert, unknown, and John Azzari, unknown. Read more →


Gloucester High School Class of '62 Luncheon (photos)

BROOKLAWN, NJ (May10, 2022)(CNBNews)--The Gloucester High School Class of '62 held their luncheon on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at the Empire Diner, Brooklawn. Those in attendance included Bob Bevan, Connie & Bill Cleary, Bill & Carol Elenbark, Bonnie & Wayne Flegler, Kathy Hampton, Rick Legge & Arlene, Ron Middleton, Joe Moen, Diane Murray, Diana Raroha, Bart Rettew, Judy Weichman, Jim & Gail Zehner and Karen Zirbser. ##### For a few laughs we added a video of the Dancing Salsa Dogs Read more →