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GROWING UP GLOUCESTER! Memorial AA Basketball

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 COLLINGSWOOD 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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,... 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... Read more →


*Gloucester City St. Patrick's Parade, Sunday, March 1

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ-- The NJ Irish Society presents events and initiatives year-round as part of paying tribute to our strong history of tradition. Based in the heart of Gloucester City, NJ Irish Society was formally founded in 2019 after serving the community as a whole for decades, with our event roster featuring the sensational “can’t miss” Irish Parade and growing series of cultural programming and festivities. The New Jersey Irish Society is vested in sustaining a vibrant community with excellent quality of life for the... Read more →


Gloucester City Weekend Sports

Related: Gloucester High School Gloucester Catholic https://darrowphotos.com GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (February 8, 2020)--The future GHS basketball standouts were on display this weekend. The Gloucester City Basketball Travel boys grade 3/4 hosted Oak Valley, while the Lions Junior Varsity and Varsity Boys hosted up and coming Salem County Vocational from Woodstown. Pictured below #13 Adrian DelGado Pictured below #15 Austin Elmore Pictured below #33 Evan Coxe Pictured below Jon Smith Pictured below Xavier DePoder Pictured below Goucester Connor Cohan Read more →


Robert A. Karpinski of Mantua, formerly of Gloucester City; Woodbury HS Teacher, GHS Alumus

On January 26, 2020. Age 64. Of Mantua Twp. Formerly of Gloucester City. Loving and devoted husband of 37 years to Susan A. Karpinski (née Ambarian). Beloved brother of Cheryl Karpinski and Marianne Karpinski and brother-in-law of David Ambarian. Loving uncle of Mikayla Ambarian, Jack Ambarian, Joseph Ambarian, William Ambarian, Adriane Plews, Michael Mascino and Kara Schapperle. Also survived by his beloved dogs, Rhea, Ryder and Diva Eva. Robert was born on April 20, 1955 in Camden, NJ to the late Henry J. and Marian... Read more →


Bryan D. Sharp, Past Fire Police Chief, GHS Class of '77 Alum

On January 24, 2020, Bryan passed way at home in Pine Hill surrounded by his family at the age of 60. Loving husband of 41 years to Tammy Reinhardt Sharp. Loving father of Jason Sharp (Amanda), William Sharp and Jessie Sharp (Amanda). Cherished grandfather of Amber, Aleena, Bruce, Charlie, Jessie, Aidan and Melanie. Beloved brother of Linda Ryan (Tom) and brother-in-law of Robyn, Lisa and Susan. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Bryan was born on April 6, 1959 in Philadelphia, PA to... Read more →


GHS Lady Lions Action

Gloucester City, NJ (January 24, 2020)--Thursday evening, January 23, Pitman visited the Lions Den. The Lady Lions playing shorthanded due to injuries, could not overcome the strong Panther squad losing 37 - 19.The Lady Lions were led by Chloe Bennett 8 points and Maghan Ferry's 5 points. Related: Gloucester High School Gloucester Catholic https://darrowphotos.com Pictured below Ava Iepson Pictured Below Hannah Bryzsewski Pictured Lady Lions Pictured below Lions Meghan Ferry Read more →


Lions beat Clearview

The local Lions boys team battled until no time was left to beat visiting Clearview 59-58 on two foul shot by Rasheer Fleming. In a wild last two minutes, Freshman Liam Gorman tied the game at 41, before Clearview increased the lead to 49-41 with over one minute left. A mad comeback was now in the makings, missed fouls shots by Clearview allowed the Lions to battle back from an 8 point defecit. Down 58-57 with 9 sec remaining the Lions pushed the ball to... Read more →


Lady Lions Dedicated 2019-2020 Season

The Gloucester City Lady Lions hosted visiting Clearview in a battle of ladies basketball. But for those in attendance the pre-game ceremonies is what many came to witness. The Lady Lions family exhibited the true Gloucester City Spirit as they displayed a banner dedicating the 2019 - 2020 season to Frank Keith. Frank Keith, father of Lions center Emily suddenly passed away 2 days before their season opener was a fixture seated in the Lions bleacher as dedicated supporter of GHS. Frank's daughter Emily never... Read more →


Franny Ferry, Teamsters Local 676 BA; Co-Owner of Rolferrys; Founding Member of CC Emerald Society

Francis W. Ferry (Franny) Francis W. Ferry 73, of Sewell passed away peacefully Thursday, January 2, 2020 with loving family by his side. Veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was retired with Teamsters Local 676 as a Business Agent and co-owner of Rolferry's Imprint & Award Specialties, Inc. in Brooklawn. Francis enjoyed spending his time watching football, boating, spending time with family, and going to the shore. Well known in Paulsboro in 1970's and 80's as a Football Coach of 65 lbs. known as... Read more →


PART II: A Look at Gloucester City's Top Stories in 2019

PART I: A Look at Gloucester City's Top Stories in 2019 Dave Pollander Jr., Owner of Dave's Auto Repair & Towing; Age 58 Monday, July 01, 2019 David F. Pollander, Jr. (GLOUCESTER CITY NJ )(July 1, 2019)--Surrounded by his loving family, on June 28, 2019. Age 58. Of Gloucester City. Beloved son of the late Dave and Marlene Pollander. Survived by his... Read more → What's Gloucester City Jr Sr High School’s Equity Rating? Thursday, July 04, 2019 To see the complete report for GHS... Read more →


Helen B. Johnston of Collingswood; Teacher at Collingswood and Cherry Hill Schools; GHS Alum

Helen B. Johnston COLLINGSWOOD NJ --Helen B. Johnston (nee Hughes) Born August 1, 1920, passed into the loving arms of the Lord at age 99 on December 24, 2019 at her home in Collingswood, NJ. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Helen grew up in Gloucester City, NJ and was the class Salutatorian as she graduated from Gloucester City High School in 1938. Following graduation, Helen was a bookkeeper for several companies including Photo Developing Co. in Camden, NJ and Amburgo Co. and Ridgewood Paper Co., both... Read more →


Lady Lions Win Opener

Gloucester City, NJ (Dec. 20, 2019)—The Gloucester City LadyLions played a regulation game but needed overtime to defeat a stubborn Salem Rams 53 - 48. The Lady Lions struggled early but put together a strong 2nd half. The Lions had a brief meltdown that let the host Rams tie the game in the final minutes of regulation before sending into overtime. The Lady Lions defense clapped down in overtime on Salem but foulshooting determined the final outcome. Photo's courtesy of Bruce Darrow See more GHS... Read more →


John (Jack) Middleton, age 80, of Gloucester City

Gloucester City - John (Jack) Middleton of Gloucester City, passed away on December 15, 2019 at the age of 80 at Inspira Medical Center in Woodbury, NJ. He was a peaceful man who died peacefully in the presence of his brothers. John J. Middleton was often seen riding his bicycle through the streets of Gloucester. He worked as a janitor for the City of Camden for over thirty years. John is the son of the late John ( Emma Vorndran), brother of Ronald (Barbara), Raymond... Read more →


Pick-6 Rolls to $4.2 Million for Dec. 16 Drawing

TRENTON (Dec. 13, 2019) – The Pick-6 drawing on December 12 produced three winners of $7,875 for matching five out of six white balls drawn. The $4.2 million drawing will be held Monday, December 16, 2019. The winning numbers for the Thursday, December 12, drawing were: 01, 07, 37, 38, 46 and 49. The XTRA Multiplier was: 03. By adding XTRA for an additional $1.00 per play, winners are able to multiply their non-jackpot prizes by the XTRA number drawn. Acting Executive Director James Carey... Read more →


Louise A. Fowler, of Gloucester City, age 73

Louise A. Fowler (Gloucester City, NJ)(Dec.13, 2019)—Surrounded by her family at home, on December 11, 2019 at the age of 73. Of Gloucester City (nee Hickson). Loving and devoted wife of 24years to Earl T. Fowler, Sr. Loving mother of Michelle and Thomas Quinn, Dawn and Vincent Digiacomo, Stephanie and John Bryszewski, Kimberly and Michael Morrell and Earl Jr. and Kelliann Fowler. Cherished grandmother of Megan Cairns (Mike), Erin Boyle (Kevin), Thomas Quinn III (Jordan), Derick Fowler (Ashley), Amber Digiacomo, Vincent Digiacomo Jr., Dominick Digiacomo,... Read more →


Dennis Barth Returns as Gloucester Catholic Baseball Coach

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (Dec. 13, 2019)-- –Veteran baseball skipper Dennis Barth will return to Gloucester Catholic as head coach of a Rams’ program he helped to establish as one of the best in New Jersey over the past several decades. Barth left GCHS in 2012 to serve as head coach at Rutgers-Camden, where he guided the program to the only two NJAC conference championships in school history. Barth replaces Adam Tussey, who resigned as Rams coach after four successful seasons. “I’m excited to return as... Read more →


Steve James of Gloucester City; Volunteer Fireman, City Worker, Youth Coach, GHS Alum

Steven Thomas James “Worm” Gloucester City - On December 4, 2019, Age 56. Cherished Son of the late William F. James and Rosemary James (nee Keoghan). Cherished Brother of Therese (Mike) Smollock, late William P. James (surviving Virginia), Michael (Jo-Ann) James, Kathy James, Patrick James, Maria (Tom) Kerchersky, David James, Christopher James and Marybeth (Scott) Jeffries. Survived by numerous loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. Steven was a lifelong resident of Gloucester City and a 1982 graduate of Gloucester City High School. He worked... Read more →


Now That's The Christmas Spirit!

By CNBNews.net Staff (GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ)(Dec. 5, 2019)——With all the turmoil in the world it is nice to hear some good news now and then. Kelli Sharp, (nee Pfeffer)recently shared just such a tale with CNBNews about her family, friends and perfect strangers helping her get the Christmas Spirit. Kelli, resides on Market Street with her husband Brett and their children. Kelli is a 1998 graduate of Gloucester High. This past summer the Sharp family lost all of their Christmas decorations they had stored in... Read more →


Gloucester's Game Lions - Rams OT

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (Nov. 28, 2019)--The annual battle between our two neighborhood schools ended regulation tied a 6 - 6. After scoreless first quarter Gloucester Catholic High hit pay dirt first taking a 6 - 0 lead in 2nd but Gloucester High battled back to tie the game at 6 - 6 on a touchdown by Steven Burkhardt. Lions put on a late first half surge hoping to take a lead before entering the locker room, but QB Gavin Callahan's pass intented for Steven Burkhardt... Read more →


The Renewal of GLOUCESTER'S GAME (Rams v Lions)....plus Videos of previous Contests

The excerpt below is from the Renewal of Friendship booklet which was released in 1993 when the annual Thanksgiving Day football game between Gloucester High and Gloucester Catholic was resumed. Related: Two and One-Half-Hours The football teams from the two schools will meet tomorrow (Thursday) at the John Lynch Field at Gloucester High School, Rt. 130 and Market Street. The Rams won last year's contest 30 to 14. Gloucester Catholic's junior running back Dashaun Harris finished that game with 222 yards on 23 carries and... Read more →


2006 Turkey Day Football: Gloucester City HS vs Gloucester Catholic HS

Originally Published November 2006 By LEA KOROS Special to ClearysNotebook GLOUCESTER CITY NJ —With the Lions / Rams game less then a week away the talk has begun. The “ELECTION” is over and the residents and alumni have started the annual rite only a local GHS or GCHS graduate can appreciate. This talk is for the locals not the wannabes, the talk is not held on the bus ride from Deptford or Washington Twp, but held at the Memorial A.A. church. I’ve heard the sermons... Read more →