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The Golden Bear Football Team Headed to National Semifinal in Colorado

Golden Bear Football Wins NCAA Regional Title, Advances to School's First-Ever National Semifinal in Colorado 18 South Jersey Players on Team KUTZTOWN, PA (12/04/2023)-- The Kutztown University football team won its first-ever NCAA Division II Super Region One championship Saturday, Dec. 2, with a 28-16 victory at Slippery Rock. The victory sends the Golden Bears (12-2) into the national semifinals 3:30 p.m. EST, Saturday, Dec. 9, against No. 1 Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colo. The semifinal games will be carried on ESPN+. Kutztown also set a new school record for wins in a season and extended its school... Read more →

Lions Win City Championship Again

The Annual City Championship Football Game between the G.C. Lions and crosstown rival Gloucester Catholic Rams was played under near perfect weather on Thanksgiving. The Lions 9-2 coming off a heartbreaking SJ Semi Finals defeat to Haddonfield hammered the archrival Rams 33-0 in a game that it appeared much worse then the score indicated. The GHS seniors walked off the home field knowing that their four Thanksgiving game battles against the Rams, they went 4-0 and holding the Rams scoreless with a four year scoring difference of 172 to 0 It was bittersweet win for the seniors, this group of... Read more →

Gloucester City Memories: GHS 1962 Football

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (November 13, 2023)(CNBNews)--Gloucester High School football team reproduced from the Lions 1962 yearbook, published by CNBNews 2008. Not sure of all the names, we did the best we could. Feel free to make corrections or add the missing names marked unknown. BACK ROW-Bill Rettig, Dalbert, Sonny Raube, Weston, John Senatore, Richards, Jerry Ludwick, Gary Gross, Toby Frymire, Mester, Leon. MIDDLE ROW-(MR) Muccilli, Coach Manlove, Bob Bevan, Joe Moen, Bob Fritz, Bill Light, Bill Johnson, Wayne Dalfonso, Hillman, Rick Legge, Wayne Ives, Harry Aharon, Wayne Smith, Fritz, Coach Kunz, Martin, FRONT ROW--Coach Banas, Coach Shimkus, Ron Middleton, Bob... Read more →

Frank J. Weichmann, of Brooklawn, GHS Alum, Memorial AA Member, College Football Coach

Everyone needs someone to lean on. We need someone too. Just to help get us through. Life is ours and we live it our own way. But, there will come a day when youth will pass away. What will they say about me? Nothing is forever in this world, not even our problems. Believe me, every heart has its secret sorrows which the world knows not. Oftentimes, we call them cold when they are only sad. Because Frank could not stop for death, he suddenly stopped for him in the early morning on All Souls Day in Philadelphia. The carriage... Read more →

Wright's Block Pass Helps Lions With Round 1 Win

In one of the more exciting football games in recent years at GHS, the Lions defeated visiting Middle Twp in the first round of the NJSIAA South Jersey Group II Playoffs 35 - 34. Both teams traded TD's throughout the game, but with the Lions leading 35 - 34 after a Panther TD with under 3 minutes remaining, the Panthers coach Frank Riggitano decided to go for the win with a successful 2 point conversation, instead of settling for a tie with the hopes of overtime. Pictured Below #50 Kaleb Wright As the winning PAT attempt was unfolding, Panthers Qb... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic Rams Football Fundraising Campaign

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 26, 2023)(CNBNews)--Hope is everyone is doing well and Gloucester Catholic Football is having a fundraiser and we are asking for donations from our alumni which will help with upgrades to weight room, equipment, and practice equipment (bags etc). Link to Fundraising - Thank you, and as always, Roll Rams!!! Contacts: Brian Startare Head of Advertising 609- 828-0491 Casey Murphy Head Football Coach 856-264-2910 Please let us know if you have any questions at rampathletic[email protected] Thank you and ROLL RAMS! Committee of the RAMP fund Read more →

Lions improve to 7-1; Host Playoff Game this Friday

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ ((October 21, 2023)(CNBNews)--Gloucester High School Lions won their 7th straight game on Friday night, October 20. Their only loss was to Schalick on the opening day of the season. Pictured Lions Jake Zearfoss Friday evening was the GHS Homecoming Game where the Lions hosted Collingswood High School. The Lions beat Collingswood 35 - 0 behind Lions RB Jake Zearfoss who rushed for 85 yards and a 5 yard TD run. The Lions RB Mason Widman provided another rushing TD to his resume of 20 touchdowns in 2023 Pictured Td Run Mason Widman Interception touchdown returns by Trevin... Read more →


Traveling fascinates all of us, but there is one thing that can dull your excitement: “Jet Lag.” Jet Lag is a change in your body’s normal circadian rhythm due to long flights. During Jet Lag, the human body’s normal rhythm falls out of sync due to quickly traveling across the time zone. This can not only disturb your sleep cycle and make your trip boring. However, by following some simple techniques, you can easily get over it. So, here are some of the effective ways to get over Jet Lag. Keep reading! Adjust Your Circadian Rhythm Before leaving for your... Read more →

Joe Willis, Cherished Family Man, Devoted Craftsman, of Mullica Hill/Gloucester City

Joseph R. Willis of Mullica Hill, NJ, peacefully departed on Saturday, October 7, 2023, at the age of 72. A devoted family man, he leaves behind his beloved wife, Louise (nee Farlow), and their children, Jill Cummings (Keith), Gina Magnotta (Denis), Samantha Willis (Joe Bement), and son, Joseph R. Willis ll. He was a doting grandfather to Joseph R. Willis of Mullica Hill and Gloucester City Annabella and Harrison. Born to the late John and Ann Willis in Camden, NJ, and son-in-law to Peter Mecchella and the late Alma Mecchella, Joe was deeply rooted in familial bonds. His journey brought... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic High School Hall of Fame Accepting 2024 Nominations!

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 12, 2023)(CNBNews)--Gloucester Catholic High School is soliciting nominations for the 2024 Hall of Fame now through December 1. The inductees will be honored at the annual Hall of Fame event which will take place on April 23, 2024. Please submit nominations via the new Online Nomination Form. The link is below and can also be found on the school website ( Click Here or on Logo above to Nominate a Candidate Online! We are seeking alumni who are interested in and willing to serve on the Hall of Fame Committee. Please consider volunteering. Contact Bill Dougherty... Read more →

Ray Ford-Leon Harris Old Timers Sunday

Pictured are some of the people who attended the meeting held in October 2007. Unlike previous years, this gathering is now open to both males and females. (photo credit CNBNews) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (SEPT. 27, 2023)(CNBNews)--Please join us for the Annual Ray Ford-Leon Harris gathering at Elizabeth's Ballroom, which is located at 419 Highland Blvd, on SUNDAY, October 15th, from 2 PM to 5 PM. Former athletes and fans from Gloucester High School and Gloucester Catholic High Schools, regardless of gender, are sincerely welcome. There is a nominal fee of $10, which covers the cost of food and beverages. This... Read more →

William J. Raube, 88, of Thorofare, formerly of Gloucester City; Member of Boilermaker Local # 28

Thorofare – On October 5, 2023. Age 88. Born in Eddystone, PA, he was the son of the late William J. Raube, Sr. and Josephine (Matus) Raube. Loving husband of the late Carol (Chew) Raube. Cherished brother of Ronald Raube (Marlena, deceased) Stanley Raube – deceased (Jane); sisters, Esther Fiori (David, deceased), Elaine Hires, (Wayne, both predeceased), Mary Anne Hepner (Robert, deceased). Uncle Billy is also survived by many nieces, nephews and great-nieces, nephews and his dog, Little Billy. Billy worked for many years as a boilermaker with the Boilermaker Local # 28 in Eastampton, NJ. Relatives and friends are... Read more →

Gloucester City's Babe Ruth Baseball Team Sponsored by Orlando's Bar (Year, approximately 1956-58)

ORLANDO'S Babe Ruth team (Gloucester City, NJ)(CNBNews)--(Top) Coach Earl Brandt, Bill Gross, John Bartley, Jake Miller, Bob Bevan, Knute Cogan, Al Brill, Jim Talley, (unknown) (Bottom) ? Fredhoff, George Strobel, ? Viereck, Skip Grandizio, Jack Brandt, Rickie Hancock, Matt Mullin, Jack Collins EDITOR'S NOTE: We may not have all the player's names, as some are unknown to us. The team was sponsored by the former Orlando's Bar, which was once located at 500 Paul Street. The owner Frank Orlando sponsored sports teams in Gloucester City for many years. This particular team participated in the BABE RUTH LEAGUE, around the year... Read more →

14 Area High Schools Nominated for Turkey Bowl Inc. GCHS, GHS, Haddonfield, Haddon Hts.

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 6, 2023)(CNBNews)--Fourteen area high school football teams are competing for the honor of having their Thanksgiving Day game broadcast live on 94WIP radio on November 23, Thanksgiving Day. Plus, each winning school will win $3,000 for their athletic departments. The following rivalries were nominated for Turkey Bowl V 2023: image courtesy of 94WIP Neumann-Goretti vs. South Philadelphia High School Haverford High School vs Upper Darby High School Central High School vs. Northeast Philadelphia High School Chichester High School vs. Sun Valley High School Father Judge High School vs Lincoln High School Gloucester Catholic High School vs... Read more →

Former Gloucester City Resident Involved in Motorcycle Accident; Prayers Are Needed

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Dave Devine, a former Gloucester City resident and a Gloucester High alumnus, Class of '76, was involved in a serious motorcycle accident in Georgia last Saturday night, September 23. According to his brother Gary, Dave was driving his Harley Davidson when he hit something in the road. As a result, he went over the motorcycle handlebars and traveled 50 feet before hitting a tree. He suffered five broken ribs, a crushed pelvis, many broken teeth, a damaged hip, and a large laceration on the back of his back leg. From his hospital bed Dave... Read more →

CPL Mark Ryan Memorial 5K RUN/WALK Saturday, Oct. 28

5k Run $25 9:00AM EDT-11:00AM EDT Registration ends October 28, 2023 at 7:00am EDT Sign Up Walk $25 9:00AM EDT-11:00AM EDT Registration ends October 28, 2023 at 7:00am EDT Sign Up Virtual 5k $30 Registration ends October 28, 2023, at 7:00 am EDT Sign Up Place No. Burlington & Hudson Sts. Gloucester City, NJ US 08030 Description In memory of Cpl. Marc T. Ryan, USMC (KIA November 15, 2004) * Ramadi, Al Anbar Province * Operation Iraqi Freedom. Remembering Our Fallen Brother's Sacrifice ***SHOULD any unforeseen State regulations keep us from conducting this event live it will be converted... Read more →

Bill Allison, Owner of Charlie's Ice, Gcity Park Security Guard, Teamster, Air Force Vet

Bill passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family on September 15th, 2023, at the age of 80. Born in Camden, NJ, he was the son of the late Donald H. and Verna (Snyder) Allison. A life-time resident of Gloucester City, he was the loving and devoted husband of 56 years to Jo-Ann (DiGiacomo) Allison. Proud father of William T. Allison Jr. (Sharon), Patrice C. Chambers (Mark). Devoted grandfather of Nicholas (Jennifer), Dr. Jennifer (John), Jessica (Kyle), Nicole and Kaitlyn (Sean); brother, Donald Allison, Jr; lifelong best friend, Ron Middleton and grand dog, Chloe. Bill was also predeceased by his... Read more →


Pictured Gloucester High School Color Guard (L-R ) Luis Calderon (Rifle), Michael Kazmar (American Flag), Joshua Herbert (Naval Flag) and Robert McDowell (Rifle) Audubon Cheerleaders GHS Unsung Heroes #50 Kaleb Wright, #66 Jeremy Smith, #54 Jermy Schoenfeldt, #55 Caidan Elmore, #12 Trevin Burkhardt GHS Unsung Heroes--#50 Kaleb Wright, #66 Jeremy Smith, #54 Jermy Schoenfeldt, #55 Caidan Elmore, #12 Trevin Burkhardt Pictured #12 Trevin Burkhardt Read more →

Lions Win Third Straight Defeat Audubon 43 - 6

The Gloucester City Lions improved to 3- 1 overall when they defeated visiting Audubon 43 - 6 in Conference play. Audubon entered the game at 2 - 0 behind QB Breyson McCracken and Wide Out Luke Hoke who combined for 4 Td's in the Green Waves 2 win start. Both McCracken and Hoke were not allowed to make an impact against a Lions stubborn defense. The underrated Lions defense led by Seniors Jake Zearfoss, Kaleb Wright, Caiden Elmore, Justice Dolson and Shurke Copeland have account for 71 tackles while Juniors Trevin Burkhardt and Kadon Harris have provided their input with... Read more →

A Comprehensive Review of Canada's Top 6 Online Marijuana Dispensaries in 2023

In recent years, Canada has seen a surge in the popularity of online marijuana dispensaries. With the legalization of recreational cannabis in 2018, the market has been flooded with various online dispensaries offering a wide range of products to cater to the needs of cannabis enthusiasts. In this comprehensive review, we will take a closer look at Canada's top 6 online marijuana dispensaries in 2023. For a deep dive into reviews of dispensaries in Canada, head on to Dispensary Canada Online. CNBNews graphic file 1. Cannabis Canada Product Variety: Cannabis Canada boasts an extensive selection of cannabis products, including flower,... Read more →

Lions Football Improves 2-1 Siebert tosses 4 TD

Pictured Justin Frazer Gloucester hammered host Overbrook in WJFL Colonial conference play 41 - 7 to improve to 2 - 1 overall, while Overbrook dropped to 1 - 1. The Lions receivers combined to catch 4 touchdown passes from Lions QB Jake Siebert, led by wideout Justin Frazer’s 2 touchdowns. QB Siebert tossed 2 other TD passes to Jaden Garris and Joey MacDonald for over 100 yards. Siebert completed 4 of 6 passes for the Lions and Jake Zearfoss rushed 1 yard for the lone TD scored on the ground. Mason Widman featured the ground attack with 230 yards rushing.... Read more →

Kutztown U Announces 2023 Football Roster

Kutztown University Announces 2023 Football Roster KUTZTOWN, PA (09/05/2023)-- Kutztown University has announced 108 student-athletes will represent its football team for the 2023 season. Steve Burkhardt Running Back Gloucester City NJ Read the full season preview here. Kutztown football entered last season fresh off winning the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference championship. But the start to the year was not how KU had hoped to keep the momentum going from the previous campaign, as it was shutout at Assumption University. Enter 2023 and the Golden Bears head back to Worcester, Mass., looking to not only score some points, but to begin... Read more →

GHS Lions Beat Buena - GCHS Rams Suffer Home Loss to Palmyra

Pictured above Joseph MacDonald The Lions Mason Widman rushed for 3 td's on runs of 60, 45 and 2 yards giving the Lions a 1st quarter 20 - 0 lead over visiting Buena in a non-conference action. Buena fell behind 34 - 0 before crossing the goal line. Gloucester's Jake Zearfoss rushed 150 yards and Qb Jake Seibert reached over 100 yards passing. Pictured Gloucester Mason Widman The Lions rest at 1 -1 on the season and travel to Overbrook for the first In Conference play next Saturday 11:00. The Overbrook Rams are coming off a 36 -34 win over... Read more →

RAMS Football Opens Season at Home, Saturday against Palmyra; See Game Schedule

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 1, 2023)(CNBNews)The Rams will kick off their season against Palmyra at home this Saturday at 11 AM at the John Lynch Field, Market Street and US Route 130. If you're interested in sponsoring the second half of the football season, please get in touch with Brian Startare at 609-828-0491 or Casey Murphy at 856-264-2910 for advertising rates. space donated by CNBNews Read more →

New State Standard for Drinking Water Causes Problems for Westville Residents and Officials

WESTVILLE, NJ (August 30, 2023)(CNBNews)--Last week, a notice was sent to residents of Westville about the borough's water department being cited by the state of New Jersey for violating a new drinking water standard. Most residents received the alert on Friday. cnbnews file The warning stated that the borough's water system exceeded the MCL for Pefluorononanoic Acid PFNA in the second quarter of 2023, resulting in a violation of a new state standard for drinking water. The alert cautioned that individuals who consume water with PFNA levels above the MCL for an extended period may experience liver, kidney, or immune... Read more →

Mount St. Mary's U Students from New Jersey Named to Deans List

EMMITSBURG, MD (08/21/2023)-- Mount St. Mary's University is pleased to announce that 596 students earned Dean's List honors in the Spring 2023 semester. An additional 147 students were named to the President's List for earning a grade point average of 4.0. Madison Bee of Haddonfield, NJ Madison Bradley of Haddonfield, NJ Hannah Cooksey of Pennsville, NJ Lorenzo DiVentura of Tabernacle, NJ Matthew Dwyer of Lumberton, NJ Cen'sare Hill of Lawnside, NJ Stephanie Huseby of Medford, NJ Jordana Lain of Medford, NJ Braeden McHugh of Pennsauken, NJ Taylor Moore of Brooklawn, NJ Anthony Polo of Deptford, NJ Kaitlin Price of Swedesboro,... Read more →

GHS Boys Basketball Team Holds 10th Annual Free Basketball Camp

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 26, 2023)— Last week, the Gloucester High School Boys Basketball team hosted its 10th annual free basketball camp for our boy athletes in the district. Liam James, (photo) head Lions Basketball Coach said, "Along with the instruction and competition, we invited a group of speakers throughout the week with a wealth of knowledge and experiences at the high school, collegiate, and professional levels. Looking forward to seeing all of our Lions, young and old, this upcoming season!" James said, "We would like to thank our sponsors who helped us make this event free for the kids:... Read more →

Jack R. Bartley, age 54, of Audubon, formerly of Gloucester City; GHS Alumnus

Jack R. Bartley, (54), of Audubon, New Jersey, passed away unexpectedly on July 26, 2023. Jack was born to Jacqueline McCormick-Baker and Charles Bartley on February 17, 1969, in Camden, New Jersey. He was a talented athlete who enjoyed playing baseball and basketball and was a star athlete at Gloucester City High School. Jack was the kind of guy that would spend his free time going for walks, volunteering for the Park avenue community church food pantry, and help anyone in need. Jack is survived by his daughters Keelie Bartley, Molly Bartley, and Emma Dick. He is also survived by... Read more →

GHS 2023 Football Schedule

Photo Audubon 2022 The 2023 Lions Football Season Kicks Off tonight in Schalick. The Lions are the defending WJFL Champions and Central Jersey Group 2 Runnerup. The Lions return many key players and should be a strong favorite to repeat as Champions Photo Gloucester Catholic 2022 x Read more →

Lions open 2023 Football Season Friday at Schalick HS

The local GHS Lions Football team opens the 2023 Season, Week Zero Friday August 25 at Schalick.High School. The Lions a Central Jersey runner-up in 2022 return many key players. The Lions have beaten Schalick 3 of the last 5 games, including a 21-0 win in 2022. The Lions shared the West Jersey Football League title with Deptford HS last season but return many key players who should make the Lions the pre-season favorite to win the WJFL Championship this season. Lions offense is led by running back Jake Zearfoss, who will run behind Damere Finlay. Finlay's biggest contribution is... Read more →

Who In Gloucester City Is Looking Out For The Taxpayers?

By Robert S. Bevan Former Mayor of The City of Gloucester City GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 21, 2023)(CNBNews)--Think of Gloucester City as a corporation providing services to the community—public safety, trash collection, maintenance of city-owned properties and our water and sewerage department. Our Board of Directors are elected to make sure we get the best “bang for our buck”. Take a look at your latest tax bill and you’ll find that local taxes are now 57% of our total tax bill! Retired people on fixed income can no longer pay our public servants three or four times more money than... Read more →

James "Bones" H. Abrams of Gloucester City

On August 13, 2023. Age 68. Of Gloucester City. Loving father of Melissa Gettings (Tom), Sarah Abrams, Gregory Dick and Laura Draper. Predeceased by his son, Jason Abrams. Cherished grandfather of Gabriel, Greyson, Ryleigh, Jaxson and Cali. Loving fiancé of Kimmy. Beloved brother of George “Spike” Abrams, Betty Cooper, Eddie Abrams, Fred Abrams and the late Peggy Abrams. Bones was a graduate of Gloucester City High School class of 1974. He retired from Progressive Pipeline in Wenonah, NJ. Bones was a very talented drummer, having played in many bands over the years. Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation... Read more →

Memories of Gloucester City: GHS Football Coach Bill Manlove

This article was originally published here in 2011 William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews (SOUTH BEND, INDIANA)(July 11, 2011)--Former LaSalle Football Coach Bill Manlove (photo) will be heading to South Bend, Indiana, this week for the College Football Hall of Fame ceremonies being held July 15-16. He is one of four coaches that will be enshrined. Knowledgable South Jersey football fans will remember Manlove as the head football coach at Gloucester High School (Gloucester City, NJ) in the 1960s. A graduate of Temple University, Manlove taught math at GHS. Along with coaching football, he also coached Lions freshman basketball. Former... Read more →

Tom Wrigley, of Whiteville, NC, age 78, formerly of Gloucester City

Thomas Michael Wrigley Thomas Michael Wrigley, age 78, of Whiteville, NC, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, August 5, 2023. Thomas was born in Philadelphia, PA on April 27, 1945 to the late Elwood Wrigley and Marguerite McAuliffe Wrigley. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters. Thomas served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He then served in the National Guard for several years. After serving in the military, he worked as a truck driver. He was an avid Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles... Read more →

Jack Brandt, former Gloucester City Councilman, Volunteer Fireman, Basketball Referee and Mustangs Football Coach

Optimism is found at the corner of hope and resilience. Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Leadership is the courage, creativity, and capacity to inspire participation and development. John C. “Jack” Brandt was a lifetime neighbor, activist, and leader in Gloucester City. Jack was just something special. As we express our gratitude we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. Mr. Brandt put action in place of words leaving an indelible mark on so many of us. This life isn’t about having amazing experiences,... Read more →

Growing Up in Gloucester City/ SJ Area and The Geator

by William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Jerry Blavat died on January 20, 2023, at the age of 82. He was born on July 3, 1940, in Philadelphia This article was first published in 2011 SOUTH PHILADELPHIA, PA (CNBNews)(August 6, 2023)--Jerry Blavat, the Geator with the Heater, the Boss with the Hot Sauce, released his autobiography, You Only Rock Once, earlier this summer. Blavat, who grew up in South Philadelphia, reminisces about dancing on Bandstand at age 13. Building a career for himself as a DJ spinning records on the AM radio station WCAM. Holding record hops at MEPRI... Read more →

Memories of Growing Up Gloucester by Gary Marcucci

Editor's Note: Gary Marcucci, a former resident of Gloucester City and a graduate of Gloucester High School, Class of '61, wrote the following article. The period was in the 40s, 50s and 60s. The article was initially published in 2011. Martins Lake was a popular spot for swimming during that period. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ -(September 11, 2011)(CNBNews)--I first hung out at VanStein’s, a little store near the corner of 7th and Market. The following is a list of the guys that I remember being there: Harry Wilson Corky McNutt Johnny Clifford Tony McGrath Jack Ahern Tim Downey Howard Dickson Joe... Read more →

Stephan Burrows, 63, of Gibbstown, Sheetmetal Workers Local 19, GHS Alum, Trinity UM Member

Stephan E. Burrows, age 63 of Gibbstown, passed away on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, at the Deptford Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare. Stephan was born in Woodbury and had spent his early years growing up in Gloucester City. Stevie was a lifetime congregant of the Trinity United Methodist Church. He graduated from Gloucester City High School and continued his education at Pennco Tech. Stevie followed in his family’s footsteps making a career at the Sheetmetal Workers Local 19 in Philadelphia. Stevie also worked for several moving companies, including Mayflower Moving. Stevie possessed a natural talent in working with his hands.... Read more →

Tresa E. Hoffman, of West Deptford, age 93, Gloucester High School Alum

Tresa E. Hoffman (Keller), age 93, died on July 11, 2023. Born and raised in Gloucester City, Tresa graduated from Gloucester City High School. She moved to West Deptford in 1956. Tresa was a homemaker and, most importantly, loved being with her children and grandchildren. She was predeceased in 2013 by her husband of 65 years Russell E. and son Russell E. Jr. "Rusty". Survived by her daughter Debbie (Jeff) Lyons, granddaughters Stacey (Rob) Garish, Michele (Matt) Shivers, Marci (Will) Rodilosso, great-grandchildren Kylee, Brianna, Emily, Brennan, Grace, Rowan, Colton, Bryson, Paislee, Remi, Landon, Brynlee, Ashton, Ryland and many nieces and... Read more →

After a Courageous Battle with Cancer JoAnne C. Brophy, age 59, of Gloucester City Succumbs

In the early morning of July 10th, 2023, Joanne C. Brophy passed away peacefully and was reunited with her late son, John Anthony Brophy. JoAnne of Gloucester City was 59 years old at the time of her passing, surrounded by family and staff at the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, who provided excellent care for many years. JoAnne is the treasured wife of 38 years to Jay F. Brophy. Cherished daughter of Veronica Kent (nee Dooley) the late Robert Kent (surviving step-mother Dorothy). Adored mother of Jay F. Brophy (Megan Murphy), the late John A. Brophy, and Shane P. Brophy... Read more →

Holly Mae Boddingham, age 32, of Gloucester City

Holly Mae Boddingham, age 32, of Gloucester City, NJ, passed away suddenly on June 27, 2023 in Camden. Holly was a fun-loving girl with a uniquely vibrant and friendly personality long to be remembered by all who knew her. Growing up she was involved in Girl Scouts, countless theater & dance productions, and loved attending live music concerts. Despite the best efforts and support of her heartbroken family and friends, Holly spent her entire adult life battling addiction. Holly is predeceased by her beloved mom, Jean M., and grandparents: Robert P. & Pat Boddingham, and Tony Levecchia. She is survived... Read more →

Gary Myers, of Deptford, formerly of Gloucester City

“Smoggy” On June 27, 2023. Age 61. Of Deptford. Formerly of Gloucester City. Loving husband of 12 years to Margie Myers (nee Schlechter). Loving father of Ryan Myers (Rachel), Sean Myers and step-father of Danny Keenehan and Keri Keenehan. Cherished son of Clara Quinn (nee Procida) and the late Frank W. Myers, Sr. Beloved brother of Frank W. Myers, Jr. (Laraine) and Raymond Myers (Lisa). Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and his fur babies, Charlie, Jackson and predeceased by his dog, Chase. Gary was a longtime resident of Gloucester City before moving to Deptford. He was a... Read more →

Eileen A. Tourtual, 'Babe' of Deptford, formerly of Gloucester City; GHS Alum, Class of '62

It is with great sadness that I, Steven Tourtual, announce the death of my beloved mother, Eileen Tourtual (née Boker). She was born in Philadelphia, PA, and raised in Gloucester City, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Fredrick and the late Mary Boker. Eileen was also known as Babe. She is the sister of the late Donald (late Margaret) of Gloucester City, late Fredrick Boker (Lorraine), formerly of Brooklawn, Harold Boker (Betty) of Port Orchard, Washington, Irene Clark (Frank) of Gloucester City, Chuck Boker of Vineland, Arlene Johnson (Robert) of Westville, John Boker of California, and Art Boker... Read more →

What Is a Custom Basketball Dry Erase Board & Why and How to Get It

Coaching a basketball team? How do you get your messages across when it comes to strategies and tactics for the game? Sometimes, mere words are not enough. They disappear into thin air and some of your players may not remember them after a few moments. Some might not even get what you’re trying to say, and their understanding is crucial for a successful game, which is also why you’re probably spending time perfecting your coaching skills, and this useful source can help with that too. Back to our question. How will you get the message across and make sure everyone... Read more →

GreatSchools: Why kids benefit from having a dog

Children whose families have a dog are typically more responsible, emotionally healthier, and better-behaved than kids without one. by: Successful Black Parenting | Updated: June 4, 2023 Growing up with a dog can have numerous benefits for children. Studies have found that children from dog-owning families tend to have fewer problems with their peers and conduct, and demonstrate better prosocial behavior than children from non-dog-owning families. The newest contribution from the scientific community pointing to this conclusion is an analysis of nearly 400 pieces of research published over the span of more than two decades (1980-2022). It shows an association... Read more →

Matt Garcia Succumbs at the Age of 35; GHS Alumnus; Owner of Cynthia Auto Glass

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ --On June 7, 2023. Age 36. Of Gloucester City. Beloved son of Dawn Collins. Loving brother of Jeremy Collins, Steven Garcia, Joseph Collins, Brandi Collins and the late Cynthia Garcia. Cherished uncle of Diane, AJ, Mia and Blake. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Matt was a graduate of Gloucester City High School, class of 2005. He was the owner and operator of Cynthia Auto Glass… a company he started named after his late sister. Matt was an avid football fan of the Dallas cowboys. His love of football started while playing for the... Read more →

Ronald Crisp, of Gloucester City; Draftsman, Trinity Methodist Member, Army Vet

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--Ronald Wayne Crisp went home to be with the Lord, surrounded by his loving family, on June 3, 2023: age 80 years, a long-time resident of Gloucester City. Family He was predeceased by his best friend and cherished wife of 48 years, Judith Ann Crisp. He was also predeceased by his beloved parents, August and Dorothy Crisp, his brother August, and sisters Dorothy Rhoda and Judith Woodhouse. Loving father to Linda Brumbach (Mark), Laurie Wyeth (John), and Ronda Sansevero (David). Adoring Pop-pop to Stephanie (Keith), Patrick, Jamie (Tori), Amanda (Michael), Tanner (Fiona), Jude, and Gianna. Great-grandfather to Jaden.... Read more →

James Heiser, 66, of Gloucester City

Surrounded by his loving children and grandchildren, James passed peacefully on May 25, 2023, at age 66. Loving and devoted husband of the late Joan M. Heiser (nee Gundle). Loving father of Deana M. Dolson and her husband, Joe and James M. Heiser, Jr. and his wife, Sarah. Cherished grandfather of Marissa, Vienna, Priscilla, Finnegan and James III. Son of the late Franklin and Mary Heiser (nee Storms). Beloved brother of Frank Heiser, Jack Heiser, Mike Heiser and the late Bobby Heiser. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Jim was a graduate of Gloucester City High School class... Read more →

Shawn M. Miller, 39, of Gloucester City

On May 15, 2023. Age 39. Of Gloucester City. Predeceased by his parents, George E. Miller, Sr. and Eileen Miller (nee Burns). Survived by his children, Zachary Miller, Hayley Rose Miller and Riley Eileen Miller; his siblings, George Miller (Krista), Michael Miller (Christine) and Melissa Adamski as well as many loving nieces and nephews. Shawn was a graduate of Gloucester City High School class of 2001. He worked many years for Midlantic Fire in Cinnaminson. Shawn loved spending time with all his family and friends. He loved the outdoors, including crabbing, fishing, camping and hunting with his family. He was... Read more →