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Joe Murphy, Star Gloucester Catholic HS/College Athlete, Legendary SJ Football Coach, Proud Boilermaker

UPDATED Gloucestercitynews.net files William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 5, 2020)--Former Gloucester City resident and Gloucester Catholic Athletic Director Joseph R. Murphy passed away on August 2, 2020, at the age of 83. Murphy was an outstanding athlete at Gloucester Catholic starring in football, basketball, and baseball. After graduating in 1954 he went to play football at Lenoir-Rhyne University in North Carolina and graduated in 1959. RELATED 1953/Gloucester City: Rams vs. Lions City Football Series According to the University, Mr. Murphy was a three-sport standout for the Bears. His biggest accomplishments were in football that he... Read more →

Christopher J. Boldizar, age 54, of Brooklawn; U.S. Army Veteran, GHS Alumnus

Christopher J. Boldizar, age 54, of Brooklawn, NJ, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2020, at home after a brave battle with Pancreatic Cancer, with his loving family by his side. Chris was the loving husband of Linda Griffith-Boldizar. Loving father of Brittany, Christopher (Hannah), Sydney and Paige. Cherished grandfather of Gracie, Maddox, Quinn and Myla. Beloved son of Daniel Connelly and the late Judy Lee Connelly (née Hopkins). Loving brother of Randy (Patti), Eric (Andrea), Jennifer (John), Daniel (Lynn), Jason (Christina) and Lisa (Jack). Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and devoted friends who stood by him through... Read more →

Walt "Big Slam" McDonald, of Gloucester City; Owned Temple of Slam Wrestling School, Main Event Pizza

Walter Ellis McDonald Jr. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 29, 2020)-- Walter Ellis McDonald Jr, Age 54, Of Gloucester City, aka “Big Slam” passed peacefully in his sleep, on July 28, 2020 in the loving care of his family after a long and valiant battle with multiple health issues. Walt is survived by his spouse of 19 years; Michelle Ferry McDonald, his children; Walter Ellis McDonald III, Brittany Lynn Helms, Brighton Lacy Helms, his siblings; David Kauffman, Dale McDonald, Debbie Walker (nee McDonald), his adopted granddaughter Lana MacAdams, his Aunt Joyce and Uncle Ed Kunitz, Uncle John Jefferson and many nephews,... Read more →

Course Hero Writing Contest

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Thomas C. McGlinchey, of Mt.Ephraim, formerly of Gloucester City; Landscaper, GHS Alumnus, Class of '73

Mount Ephraim – Formerly of Gloucester City. On July 19, 2020. Age 67. In the loving and devoted care of his wife of 30 years, Elisa Anne McGlinchey (nee Thomas). Cherished father of Danielle McGlinchey, Stacy McGlinchey, Thomas C. McGlinchey, Jr. and Kathryn (Adam Smith) McGlinchey. Beloved brother of Michael (Elaine) McGlinchey, James (Joyce) McGlinchey, Katherine Lombardo, Margie (Paul) Fowler, Joanne (Don) Rodgers. Predeceased by his siblings: Francis (surviving Linda) and Marianne Davila. Devoted grandfather of Nicholas and Connor. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Thomas was born in Darby, PA and was raised in Gloucester City. He was a... Read more →

John B. Burkhardt, of Coudersport, formerly of Gloucester City; RE Developer, Inventor, Westville Police Officer, Army Veteran, Karate Instructor, GHS Alum Class of '62

John B. Burkhardt 1962 Graduate of GHS Coudersport, PA - John Barry Burkhardt, 77, of Coudersport, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2020, at UPMC-Cole, Coudersport, PA. John was born on March 19, 1943, in Blackwood, NJ the son of the late Paul Edward and Susan (Seif) Burkhardt. He married the former Judith J. Kummerlen on November 25, John with his wife Judith J. (Kummerlen) Burkhardt. They were married for 53 years 1966 and they have celebrated 53 years of marriage. John was a graduate of Gloucester City Jr. & Sr. High School, Class of 1962. He was a veteran of... Read more →

Why you should carry out police checks when recruiting new staff

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 11, 2020)--Background checks should be a part of just about every employer's recruiting and hiring process. The checks can range from consulting with references to checking a police check. If your employees have contact with the public or financial transactions, you should be particularly thorough about your background checks to avoid negligent hiring claims. Onboarding new employees is an exciting time for organizations. New people bring fresh ideas and new opportunities to a role and to teams. Yet, despite all the positive benefits of bringing fresh talent into the business, there’s a great deal of care that needs to... Read more →

Jack Williams, NMN, SHSN E3, of Gloucester City

Jack Williams, NMN, SHSN E3 April 16, 1993 - April 19, 2020. Age 27. Of Gloucester City. Beloved and cherished son of Luke Williams and Michele L. Greene. Loving brother of Luke and Colleen (Murphy) Williams, Sadie and Erick Williams, Grace Williams and Bridget and Christopher Moise. Cherished grandson of Joseph and Emily Greene. Predeceased by Frank and Ann Williams. Also survived by many loving Aunts, Uncles and 26 first Cousins. Gloucestercitynews.net files Called home on Divine Mercy Sunday, our dearest Jack. He was a free spirit minimalist passionate about everything he did. He truly loved his family and friends... Read more →

Mariann J. Corcoran of Gloucester City, St. Marys Grammar School Cafeteria Worker, GHS Alumus

Gloucester City - On June 23, 2020. Age 91. Born in Malaga, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Edward B. and Louise Ann (Tomensky) Hill. Beloved mother of Kevin J. Corcoran (Luanne) and Janice Judge (Robert); loving grandmother of Jeffrey Judge, Jennifer Steinberg (Evan), Steven Corcoran (Fallon), Nicole Corcoran; great grandmother of Nolan Samuel Steinberg; sister of Edward Hill (Sharon), Louise Kohler (Edward) and Carol Branson (Jim). Mariann was also predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Samuel F. Corcoran. A longtime resident of Gloucester City, she was a graduate of Gloucester High School. Mariann worked for 28... Read more →

New Editor of Ramblings Named

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--My name is Rob Langi, class of 2002 and I will be editing future editions of Ramblings for the Gloucester Catholic community. I will try my best to keep the standard high as we share all of the news and happenings of our far-reaching and tremendous alumni base. The format will be very similar to what you have seen in the past for the future editions. I wanted to just highlight some of the different categories of News we hope to highlight and publish: Alumni Milestones RAM Tough: Stories of perseverance, resilience and strength RAM Nation: Spotlight our... Read more →

Wind Damages Cold Springs School Solar Panels

photos CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (June 3, 2020)(CNBNews)--Strong wind gusts between 12:30pm and 1 PM today damaged the solar panels at the Cold Springs School, Cold Springs Drive. Wind also damaged a tree nearby on Thompson Avenue. Fortunately no one was injured. The National Weather Service for South Jersey documented wind gusts between 58mph and 67 mph today between 12:30pm and 12:40pm. According WPVI weather reported that because of a warm front now to our north, we are in the warm sector with a hotter and more humid airmass. Our high will hit near 90 but with the humidity it... Read more →

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

On May 3, 2013, a resident of Magnolia, NJ for many years. Age 69 years. Beloved Husband and Best friend of Carol (nee Marquardt). Devoted father of Michelle Cooper, son-in-law Bill of Bellmawr, NJ and Carolyn McLean and son-in-law Bill of Ridley Park, PA. Loving grandfather of Jillian Cooper, Kevin McLean, Steven McLean, Kayleigh McLean, and Colin McLean. Dear son-in-law of Emma Marquardt and brother-in-law of Robert and Karen Marquardt. Predeceased by his brother Kenneth Taggart. Also, survived by loving nieces and nephews. Ron was in the first graduating class of Gloucester High School (1961). He was an avid fisherman... Read more →


Memorial AA basketball team who played in the Gloucester City Carmen Palmiero League. Year mid-1950's. The games were played in the Mary Ethel Costello High School, which later became the elementary school Standing: (from L. to R.)Ray Marcucci, Bob McCaughey, unknown, Jungle Murphy, Al Brandt, unknown, Coach Bill Powell Sitting (L. to R.) Joe Connelly, Knute Cogan, Bob Miller, George Tennenberg, Doug Brown unknown, Gene Spence, Vince DiGiacomo, Edgar Peltz Sr. RELATED: Gloucester City History Gloucester City LIONS ALUMNI RAMS ALUMNI Read more →

Phyllis Harding (nee Cotton) of Collingswood, NJ, formerly of Gloucester City and Trenton

Phyllis Harding (nee Cotton) of Collingswood, NJ, formerly of Gloucester City and Trenton, NJ, was 73 years old and died May 10 at Care One Harmony Village in Moorestown after a 10 year battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was predeceased by her father, Thomas Cotton, mother, Phyllis (Trovillo), and sister, "Tiny" Sandoval. Survived by husband, Robert Harding, sons, Forrest (Colleen) and Kyle (Lawana), grandchildren, Dylan, Sara, Forrest and Kylie, and many nieces and nephews. She was born in Camden and raised in Gloucester City, a varsity cheerleader in the GHS "Golden Class" of 1965, and Miss Gloucester VFW in 1964.... Read more →

Rocco Anthony Ward, Jr, age 29, of Gloucester City, USPS Employee, GHS 2009 Alumnus

Gloucester City – On May 9, 2020, at age 29, Rocco passed away following a 29 day fight against COVID-19. Beloved son of Rocco A. Ward, Sr. and his wife, Joyce Ward and the late Lisa Ann Vojtecky, Great grandmother Naomi Charlotte Ward, Loving brother of Deanna Marie Vojtecky, Adam Joseph Ward, Jeremy Michael Ward, Joseph Michael Ward and Gage Anthony Ward. Cherished grandson of Linda Ward Szymanski (Frank) and the late Joseph and Delores Vojtecky. Cherished Godson of Kim Chiodo and Harold Michael Ward. Beloved nephew of Richard & Joseph Vojtecky and Ed & Wendy Ward, Cousins Mark Ward... Read more →

South Jersey School Districts Facing Unprecedented Financial Distress Due to Pandemic

By Mike Sepanic RUTGERS-CAMDEN South Jersey’s largest school districts are facing unprecedented financial distress due to shortfalls in federal and state funding caused by reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic. A new research report from the Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs at Rutgers University–Camden provides insight into the scope of how this imminent crisis will Gloucester City School District is just one of many in South Jersey that are at risk of being unable to sustain pre-pandemic levels of K-12 education-CNBNews photo impact communities and families across the region. “Seventeen of South Jersey’s largest 25 school districts are at... Read more →

Barry Granstrom of Murray, Utah and Formerly of Brooklawn; Flight Attendant, GHS Alumnus

Murray, Utah and Formerly of Brooklawn - Suddenly, On Saturday, March 28, 2020. Age 42. Loving Son of Jerry “Skip” and Barbara Granstrom (nee Carpenter). Devoted brother of Keith (Samantha) Granstrom, Casey (fiancé Jennifer Rocco), Jeffrey (Michelle) Granstrom, Brian Granstrom and Evan Granstrom (girlfriend Cory Cassell). Survived by 9 beloved nieces and nephews. Survived by many beloved aunts, uncles and cousins. Barry was a 1994 graduate of Gloucester City High School and a resident of Brooklawn. For the past 22 years, Barry pursued his career as a flight attendant for Delta Airlines which he truly loved and was his passion.... Read more →

Kenneth Francis Duggan, of Gloucester City

Gloucester City - On April 2, 2020. Age 65. Loving Son of Dorothea AnneDuggan (nee Davis) and the late Joseph Gill Duggan. Beloved brother of Andrew Joseph Duggan and Allan Davis Duggan. Survived by devoted aunts, uncles and cousins. Kenneth was born in Camden City and was a lifelong resident of Gloucester City. He was a graduate of Gloucester City High School and received an Associate Degree from Camden County College. Due to Governor Murphy’s executive order, Cremation is private. Service and Inurnment at New Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr will be announced at a later date. Condolences and Memories may... Read more →

Thomas T.J. Malone of Gloucester City; GHS Alumnus

On March 30, 2020, at the age of 55. Of Gloucester City. Beloved son of Nancy Malone (nee Moss) and the late Thomas Malone. Beloved brother of Barbara Malone Verduin (Elwood), Dorothy Malone Panaro (Eugene), Susan Malone Garcia (late Joseph), Trudy Malone Harrison (Robert) and the late Theresa Malone Rodgers (Gerry). Cherished grandson of the late Gertrude Moss. T.J. is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and his best friend, Paul Burns. T.J. was born in Camden, NJ on October 15, 1964. He was a graduate of Gloucester City High School. T.J. enjoyed cooking, spending time with his... Read more →

Former Gloucester City Residents/Friends Of CNBNews Reflect On *Wuhan/Coronavirus In Their Location

UPDATED (see asterisk below) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews.net HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC--We have been in South Carolina for several weeks and will be home this weekend. Each February-March we, like so many other snowbirds from the north, head south to get away from the cold temperatures. We stay in a rented home on Hilton Head Island. Like most people we have been captivated by how devastating this Wuhan virus (also known as the Coronavirus) has become. Sadly more and more people are dying from it. Just recently we heard that a Gloucester City woman in her 30's has... Read more →

Stella Mary Pusey "Stel", of Mullica Hill, formerly of GCity; Rowan Employee, GHS Alum Class of '58

Mullica Hill formerly of Gloucester City - On March 23, 2020. Age 79. Born in Camden, she was the daughter of the late, William W. and Stella H. (Hyk) Taylor. Beloved mother of Lawrence Pusey, Debbie Moore (Greg), Tina Williams and Sharon Allison. Loving Stella Pusey (Gloucestercitynews.net files) grandmother of, Matthew Guedon, Mitch Guedon, Patrick Moore, Nick Allison, Jennifer Allison, Jessica Allison, Nicole Allison, Thomas Pusey and Christopher Pusey. Stella retired in 2003 from Rowan University, Glassboro, where she worked as a secretary since 1986. Stella graduated from Gloucester City High School. Due to Governor Murphy’s Executive Order, Stella’s graveside... Read more →

*GHS Alumni Scholarship Social April 4

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ --The Gloucester High School Alumni Association "Spring Fling Back to the Prom" will be held on Saturday, April 4 at The Elizabeth Ballroom, Highland Boulevard, and Sylvan Avenue from 7-11 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased at the door or from Wayne Smith @ 856-456-4580 or Janet Bevan @ 856-456-5511. All proceeds benefit the "Scholarship Fund". Read more →

Services Cancelled due to COVID-19:

Lynda Lee Keebler, of Gloucester City, age 51

Lynda’s family will hold a private service in the upcoming days. The public visitation which was originally scheduled for Saturday, March 21, 2020 at the funeral home, has been cancelled. Lynda’s family will hold a public memorial later in the summer so all her beloved family and friends can gather, remember and celebrate the impactful life that she lived. Love, Laughter, Joy, and Light A magical, spiritual person who made a deep connection with everyone who crossed her path. Lynda had an amazing and genuine ability to make everyone she met feel valued and loved. She made the everyday seem... Read more →

John Courter Jr., age 48 of Gloucester City; Bass Guitarist, GHS Alumnus

On Saturday, March 7, 2020 John Courter Jr. passed away at the age of 48. John was born on September 7, 1971 in Camden, NJ and was a lifelong resident of Gloucester City, NJ. He graduated from Gloucester City High School in 1989. John had a passion for music. He played the bass guitar in many bands in the South Jersey area. He also loved to hunt for recording albums, always looking for that rare find. His favorite bands included Alan Parsons, Kansas, Rush, Metallica, Black Sabbath, KISS, and especially Ozzy Osbourne. He loved Disney and going to Disney World.... Read more →

Joseph N. Harris of Franklinville, formerly of Gloucester City, Vietnam War Army Veteran

Joseph N. Harris Sr. Joseph N. Harris Sr. "Butch" age 72, of Franklinville formerly of Gloucester City passed away on Friday, February 28, 2020. Born in Camden to the late Jacob Harris and Louise (nee Hilling), Butch served in the Army during the Vietnam War and continued serving in the Army National Guard for 20 years of service. He was proud of his military service, loved his country and was a member of the Brooklawn American Legion. His passion was traveling to car shows and taking care of his 1969 Firebird. Butch was loved by all who knew him. He... Read more →