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Melanie E. Houser former Haddon Heights Councilwoman and Band Auxiliary Mom for HH Marching Band

Melanie E. Houser (nee Enders), on August 11, 2021, of Audubon Park; formerly of Haddon Heights. Age 61. Beloved wife of Robin Houser for 39 years. Devoted mother of Jason Houser (Jennifer) and Melissa Kuhlen (John). Loving Memaw of Joshua, Samantha, Jake, and Savannah. Cherished daughter of Ellie (nee Stinger) and the late Robert Enders. Dear sister of Cathy Rasicci (Skeet), Robert Enders, and Andrew Enders and sister-in-law of Stephen Gable and the late Karen. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Melanie was a former Councilwoman for Haddon Heights and was a Band Auxiliary Mom for Haddon Heights... Read more →

George L. Walsh, of Deptford

McCann-Healey Funeral Home graphic On August 8, 2021. Age 67. Of Deptford. Son of the late William and Helen Walsh (nee Wieczork). Beloved brother of William Walsh and his wife, Elaine. Cherished uncle of Elaine and Lisa and great uncle of Austin, Riley, Ava and Ella. Also survived by many loving friends. George worked many years as a dealer at Sands Casino in Atlantic City. He was a passionate, die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan. The family is planning a memorial gathering to be held in September. The obituary will be updated once announced. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com... Read more →

Michael H. Sauter of Washington Twp.,/Bellmawr

Michael H. Sauter, suddenly on August 10, 2021, of Washington Twp.; formerly of Bellmawr. Age 63. Beloved husband of Bonnie J. (nee Ryan). Devoted father of Karlee J. Weston (Jack) and Michael P. Sauter (Kaleena). Cherished grandfather and best friend of Luke C. Sauter. Loving son of Barbara A. (nee Brassill) and the late Charles J. Sauter, Jr. Dear brother of Charles J. Sauter III (the late Terri), Joyce A. Jones, Stephen M. Sauter, Kathleen H. Amburg (Joe), Gary T. Sauter (Denise), and the late Mark V. Sauter. Son-in-law of Florence & Frank Matranga and John & Patricia Ryan. Brother-in-law... Read more →

Richard A. Christaldi, of Bellmawr, Enjoyed Playing Texas Hold'em

Bellmawr - passed away on August 8, 2021, at the age of 86. Beloved husband of the late Alice. Devoted father of Richard J. Christaldi (Angel), Stephen Christaldi (Jeanne) and the late Linda Faiella. Loving grandfather of Stephen, Danielle, Richard III, Nicholas, Michael, Dominic, Gina and Gabrielle. He is also survived by 6 great grandchildren, 4 brothers, 1 sister, nieces and nephews. Richard enjoyed playing Texas Hold'em at the Atlantic City casinos and playing Pinochle with his family. He also enjoyed watching sports on TV, and was a big fan of the Philly sports teams. Richard received the most enjoyment... Read more →

Danielle L. Rossi, age 33, of Audubon

Danielle L. Rossi, on August 4, 2021, of Audubon. Age 33. Cherished daughter of Marianne (nee McFadden) and the late Aldo Rossi. Loving mother of Michael David Horn and Gia Marie Rossi. Dear sister of Nicole Spadea Hickey (the late David Hickey), Melanie Zeisloft (Ronald), and Chris Rossi. Also survived by nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. There will be a visitation 11am to 1pm Thursday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Service 1pm. Interment New St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr. Read more →

Lorraine Janet Clavner, of Berlin/North Palm Beach; Loved Family, Sporty Cars, Fine Dining and Ocean Sunsets

McCann-Healey Funeral Home graphic On August 3, 2021, Age 75. (nee Giunta) Of Berlin and North Palm Beach, Florida and formerly of Cherry Hill and Margate. Predeceased by her parents, Joel Giunta and Josephine Giunta (nee Santarpio). Surrounded and cared for by her loving husband, Jeff. They were looking forward to celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on October 2, 2021. Cherished mother of Erik (Rachel) Clavner. Beloved grandmother of Noelle Clavner and Paul Clavner. Dear sister of Estelle (Tom) Sharpe and Craig (Deborah) Giunta. Survived by many devoted nieces, nephews and friends. Lorraine was a devoted Italian mother who loved... Read more →

Frank H Hofmann, 93, of Runnemede and Collingswood

May 31, 1926 ~ May 3, 2020 (age 93) Improvement makes straight roads. But, the crooked roads without improvement are the roads of genius. Inspiration, honesty and integrity carried our "Pop Pop" Frank H. Hofmann along those crooked roads for 93 years. We all come to this world to be tourists, enjoy life, go sightseeing and do good deeds. Frank was a man of intellect who also appreciated the natural world's beauty. Doing easily what others find difficult is talent. Frank was knowledgeable and handy with impeccable mathematical skills. He loved his family, his football and good clean fun. If... Read more →

James A. Schneider III, of Bellmawr, age 67

James A. Schneider III, born on January 23, 1954 and passed away on August 3, 2021, of Bellmawr, formerly of Philadelphia. Age 67. Beloved husband of 45 years to Elaine (nee Polus). Devoted father of Nicole Ferris (Anthony), Candace Curran (Mark) and James IV (Mary Kate). Loving grandfather of Michael, Cassandra, Ella, Mac, James V and Cecelia. Brother of Joyce, Kathy, Darlene and the late James II. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. James put his mark on the Northwood community and his legacy will forever live on. He was a devoted family man that gave his all for... Read more →

Bernice K. Nolan, age 75, of Gloucester City

On Friday, July 30, 2021, died peacefully at the age of 75. Bernice was born in Woodbury, NJ. She was raised in Gloucester City, NJ where she resided for 28 years. Bernice was predeceased by her devoted parents, John F. Nolan and Kathryn M. Nolan (nee Bennett). For the next 22 years, Bernice lived at St. Elizabeth Group Home in Yardley, NJ. The home was managed by German Sisters. St. Elizabeth’s was a unique place. The ladies that lived at St. Elizabeth’s were able to attend Mass daily in the beautiful Chapel on the first floor. The dining room tables... Read more →

Anna T. Dickson, of Gloucester City, age 85

On July 29, 2021, Anna T. Dickson of Gloucester City, Age 85. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Walter, Jr. and Margaret (Herrman) Ashe. Anna is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, John D. Dickson; children, Kathy Brandt, Peggy (Randy) Chiodi, John Jr. (Alice), Denise Robison and the late Barbara Ann (surviving Bruce) and the late David. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Loving sister of James Ashe (Patty) and the late Walter Ashe III (surviving Sally). Anna was a graduate of GHS and retired from Edmund Optics.... Read more →

Margaret M (Kirk) Borton, of Oaklyn, A Friend to All

Margaret M (Kirk) Borton February 2, 1923 ~ July 26, 2021 (age 98) With these hands, I give you my heart and crown it with my love. The Irish Claddagh is an age-old symbol personifying friendship, love and loyalty. No matter how you knew her, Margaret: Maggie, Margie, Mom or Gram... she was love, fiercely loyal and adored being involved with her family. Forever always seems to be around when it begins but forever never seems to be around when it ends. On Monday July 26, 2021, after 98 years, we filled to Marge the parting glass and drank to... Read more →

Gerard J. Gallagher of Gloucester City, Member of K of C Council #674, Hibernians, Ft. Mercer Club, Pine Grove Civic Assn.

Gerard J Gallagher June 2, 1956 - August 1, 2021 Gerard J Gallagher passed away on Sunday, August 1, 2021. He was 65. Loving husband of 43 years to Maread Gallagher (nee McErlean). Predeceased by his beloved children, Damian, and Tina Marie. Loving father of Brenda (Joseph), Matthew, David and Rory. Cherished grandfather of J.C., Tyler and Ryan. Predeceased by his siblings, John, Brendan and Vincent. Beloved brother of Peter, Paul, Declan, Rosaleen, Marie, Caroline, Celine, Ann and Patricia. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Gloucestercitynews.net files Gerard was born on June 2, 1956 in Ardara, County Donegal,... Read more →

Robert Marchese age 84 of Bellmawr

Robert Marchese on July 30, 2021. Age 84. Of Bellmawr Formerly of S. Camden. Devoted Husband of Karen (nee Mangione). Beloved Father of Bob Marchese (Kristy), Melissa Bernardo (Brian), Jessica Marchese (Jim Kerns), and the late Stephanie Marchese. Loving Pop Pop of Matthew, Michael, Brandon, Brady, Bryce, Brooke, and Travis. Dear brother of the late Edward, Norma, Horace "Dutch", Elaine, and his twin brother Charles. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Robert worked in the maintenance department at City Hall in Camden. He loved taking things apart, even if they didn't need fixing. He was always joking and whistling.... Read more →

Rhonda Van Deer Poel (Polatayko, of Voorhees Township age 65

McCann-Healey Funeral Home graphic Voorhees Township – On July 26, 2021. Age 65. Formerly of Collingswood and Gloucester City. Loving mother of Shawn Van Der Poel and Eric (Meredith) Van Der Poel. Beloved daughter of Barbara Grover (nee Hinchman) and the late Charles Grover. Cherished grandmother of Lilly Van Der Poel and Blake Van Der Poel. Dear Sister of Charles Grover and Dwayne Grover. Devoted aunt of Hannah and Bethany. Survived by her former husband, Salvatore Van Der Poel. At the request of the family, Rhonda was cremated privately. Memorial Service will be live-streamed on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at... Read more →

Lori R. Ross, age 40, of Deptford

Lori passed peacefully , on July 29, 2021, at age 40. Of Deptford. Lori went home to heaven to be reunited with the loved ones that passed on before her. Survived by her beloved daughter, Cassidy Gellura; her mother, Kathleen Ross (nee Cuff); her father, Jerry M. Ross, Sr and his wife, Jan; siblings, Melissa Ross (Jim), Michelle Eberle and Jerry Ross, Jr.; her maternal grandfather, Joseph J. Cuff as well as many loving nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Lori love to write, color and draw. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Tuesday morning, August... Read more →

Catherine M. Dugan (nee Driscoll) of Bellmawr

Catherine M. Dugan (nee Driscoll), on July 26, 2021, longtime resident of Bellmawr. Age 89. Beloved wife of the late John J. Dugan. Devoted mother of Deborah Romond, Lisa Spencer (Rich), and the late Diane Carbone. Loving grandmother of Lisa Stuart (Brian), Holly Romond, Stephen Spencer (Chelsea Lopez), Nicholas Spencer, Katrina Carbone, and the late Diane Carbone and great grandmother of Mason and Madison Stuart. Dear sister of Ann Krapp and the late Sister Marie Agnes Patricia and Joseph Driscoll. Sister in law of Olice Driscoll. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends. Catherine loved to read and spend... Read more →

Thomas W. Severns, Jr., on July 26, 2021, of Bellmawr

Thomas W. Severns, Jr., on July 26, 2021, of Bellmawr, formerly of Camden. Age 52. Beloved son of Georgette and Thomas Severns, Sr. Devoted father of Joel Severns. Loving brother of Georgette Biddle (Robert) and the late Michael Severns. Dear uncle of Robert Mader, III (Erica), Sean Mader (Michelle), Tiffany McKenna, Sara Mader, Emily Marchione and many great nieces and nephews. Thomas loved Philadelphia sports teams and spending time with his family. There will be a viewing from 9am to 10am on Saturday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Service 10am at the Funeral Home. Interment Bethel Memorial Park. In... Read more →

Herbert Raymond "Smokey" Read, of Blackwood, Vietnam War Naval Veteran, Northrop Grumman Retiree

Blackwood – On Saturday, July 24, 2021. Age 78. Smokey, as everyone knew him started his life in Portland, Oregon. He was born to the Late Herbert Read Sr. & Thelma Read on March 5, 1943. Smokey was the 3rd born child and had 6 sisters and 1 brother: Beth (late Don) Murdock, Ruthie (Jim) Hasting, Mary (Jim) Jinkins, Marlene (Tom) Hammerschith, Larry (Dottie) Read, Terri (Mike) Peterson, and the Late Barbara Ault. He was also a beloved brother-in-law to Pauline Schusko, Paul Fowler (Marge), Barbara Masiko, Marcella Stoltz, the late Charles Stoltz, John Masiko, Ray Schusko, and the late... Read more →

Al DiGiacomo, 93, of Audubon/Camden City

Albert A. DiGiacomo, on July 25, 2021, of Audubon, formerly of Camden. Age 93. Beloved husband of the late Mary. Devoted father of Albert (Mariann), Linda Koehl (Wayne), Carol Souder (Bob), Joann (Amy Nase), Frank (Kathleen Citera) and Michael (Julie) DiGiacomo and the late Donna Catrambone. Loving grandfather of 16 and great-grandfather of 12. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Albert enjoyed dancing at the Single Parents Club and Brooklawn dances. He loved doing puzzles, going to the beach and most of all, spending time with his family. There will be a visitation from 9:45am to 10:45am on Friday... Read more →

Edward Rieger, of Swedesboro; Brooklawn Bartender, Local 676 Member, Retired from John D. Lawrence

Eddie "Ruff House" Rieger They called him “Ruff House.” Eddie, age 73, bounced and bartended at the Ferry Slip Inn. For fun he’d let patrons punch him; as hard as they could they were more likely to injure their hands than the rough house. But he was just as generous as he was tough: come payday he’d buy the bar rounds more than a few times at Fiorile’s. As a Father he wasn’t the strictest; no bedtimes and a bottomless pocket of change for the arcade and candy, but he raised quality boys. Eddie was the favorite Uncle to all... Read more →

James D. McCrimmon "JD", of Bellmawr, 64

James D. McCrimmon "JD", on July 21, 2021, of Bellmawr. Age 64. Lifelong partner of Darlean Emes. Devoted father of Christopher. Dear brother of Grace Havers (the late Patrick). Uncle to Dalton Jetter. James worked for Local Union 332 and retired in 2019. There will be a visitation from 6pm to 8pm on Wednesday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Memorial Service 8pm at the Funeral Home. Interment private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 1851 Old Cuthbert Road, Cherry Hill NJ, 08034 (www.cancer.org). Read more →

Edward Szalabofka, Jr. of Audubon Park & Atco, age 52

Edward Szalabofka, Jr., on July 21, 2021, of Audubon Park, formerly of Atco. Age 52. Loving son of Carol Ann and the late Edward. Devoted father of Domenic and Anthony. Father figure of Kyle and Karly. Loving partner of Kim Wright and former husband of Susie (nee Dingler) for 24 years. Dear brother of ChrisAnn Query (Robert). Also survived by his niece Maria Myers and great-niece Brynn Elizabeth Kelly. Edward was an avid outdoorsman and loved fishing and hunting. He loved spending time with Kim and family. He enjoyed listening to music, especially watching Domenic play live. There will be... Read more →

Jeannette T. Caratola (nee Salvatore), of Bellmawr, 96

Jeannette T. Caratola (nee Salvatore), longtime resident of Bellmawr, on July 22, 2021. Age 96. Beloved wife of Frank L. Caratola for 66 years. The greatest, best mother to Dean (Judy) and Denise (Tim). Devoted grandmother of Salvatore (Christine), Jennifer (James), Mariessa (Evan), and Tim, Jr. Dear cousin of MaryAnn Farinella. Jeannette took great pride in caring for her kids and grandkids. She also enjoyed reading and gardening. There will be a viewing from 9:45 to 10:45am Tuesday, July 27 at St. Joachim Parish, Annunciation BVM Church, 601 W. Browning Road, Bellmawr. Funeral Mass 11am at the Church. Interment New... Read more →

Robert E. Frizell, formerly of National Park, Renovated Historical Properties, GCHS Alumnus '63

BAMBER LAKE, NJ (July 20, 2021)--Bob Frizell, a 1963 graduate of Gloucester Catholic, died on Monday morning July 19th, 2021. He resided in Bamber Lake, NJ with his wife Linda and operated a historical renovation service in Forked River, NJ in the Tom’s River area. Bob renovated the Bob Frizell GCHS 1963 Yearbook photo Walt Whitman House and other historical sites and also moved “The Elephant” in Margate, as well as the building that became the Mayor’s Office in Berlin by moving that historic building down the White Horse Pike. He was a highly talented and creative building contractor. Robert... Read more →

John E.Geverd, III, 74, of Haddon Heights

On July 18, 2021, of Haddon Heights, NJ. Age 74 years. Beloved husband to the love of his life of 49 years, Louise M. Geverd (nee Marquardt). Deeply loved and respected by his children: Lauren E. Geverd (Jeff Carey); grandchildren Alexandria and Hannah; Katherine R. Geverd (Andrew Rutner); Jacqui L. McHugh (Patrick McHugh); grandchildren Madison and Emma; Ruthy E. Geverd (Brian Martinelli/Rylan); Caroline R. Geverd - Marett (Kyle Marett), several nieces and nephews. A lifelong resident of Haddon Heights, NJ, John was perpetually surrounded by family, friends, and many pets. He enjoyed spending time with his father, the late John... Read more →

Marcelino Rodriguez of Pennsauken, and Camden City

Pennsauken - Formerly of Camden, NJ. On July 15, 2021. Age 79. Marcelina is survived by his devoted caregivers at the Riverfront Rehab and Care Center in Pennsauken. Burial will be held privately at a later date. There will be no viewing or visitation. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: Gloucester City Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →

Matilda "Tillie" Meloni, 89, of Gloucester City

On July 19, 2021. Age 89. Lifelong Gloucester City resident. Born in Gloucester City, NJ, she was the daughter of the late William C. and Sadie (Myers) Wiltsey. Beloved wife of the late Alfred Meloni, Jr (January 2016). Loving mother of Jean Meloni and Susan Meloni. Beloved sister of Thomas Wiltsey and the late, Harry Wiltsey and William Wiltsey, as well as many loving nieces and nephews and her beloved pets in heaven. Tillie worked for 17 years as a billings clerk with the Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ. Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Saturday,... Read more →

Elizabeth A. DiGenni, 89, of Mt. Ephraim, worked at Disney World

Elizabeth A. DiGenni on July 18, 2021. Born in Camden, Spent most of her life residing in Mt. Ephraim. Age 89. Beloved wife of the late Albert. Devoted mother of Michael (Patti), Marianne Renard (The late Jim), Deborah Polo (Mark), Eleanora Rose, Marc (Carrie). Loving Grandmom Betty of 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Thomas Kavano (Reene). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her loving K-9 Companion Max. Betty loved to dance, spend time with her family, and travel to Disney World, where she eventually fulfilled her lifelong dream of working. Services are private... Read more →

Robert J. Long, Jr., of Bellmawr, age 37

Robert J. Long, Jr., suddenly on July 17, 2021, of Bellmawr. Age 37. Beloved husband of Thuy Van Ton. Devoted son of Antoinette (nee Chierici) and Frank Hartman. Loving brother of Christopher Long, Samantha Opoku, and Debbrah Stallard. Also survived by many Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins. There will be a viewing from 12 noon to 2PM Friday, July 23 at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral service 2PM. Interment is private at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Animal Welfare Association, 509 Centennial BLVD, Voorhees, NJ, 08043. Read more →

W. Craig Knaup, 69, of Sea Isle; past President of Collingswood School Board, Coach, Audubon HS Alum

Suddenly on July 15, 2021, of Sea Isle City, NJ, formerly of Collingswood, NJ. Age 69 years. Beloved husband of 30 years to Donna R. Knaup (nee Schlereth). Dear father of Jillian (Scott) Hillman and Ryan Knaup. Devoted Poppy of Mason, Kamrynn and William. Loving brother of his twin sister, Karen (Roy) Cadwallader. Special uncle of Leslie and Kristin. Craig will also be missed dearly by brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, nephews, nieces, a multitude of friends and the entire Schlereth family. Craig grew up in Audubon and graduated from Audubon High School in 1970. He received his bachelors and masters degrees from... Read more →

Glouria S. Caucci, 94, of Bellmawr

Gloria S. Caucci (nee Mazzarella), on July 14, 2021, of Bellmawr; formerly of Camden. Age 94. Beloved wife of the late Joseph G. Caucci, Sr. Devoted mother of Joseph G. Caucci, Jr. (Victoria), Wayne Caucci (Cindy) and the late David Caucci. Loving grandmom of Joel (Jessica), Lauren (Dave), Todd (Ed), Wayne, Jr., Joseph and the late Jason. Great grandmom of Joel, Sofia, Ella and Andrew. Dear sister of Pete Mazzarella and the late Benjamin Mazzarella, Mary Ambrico, Damie Matties and Ann Epaldo. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Gloria was an avid BINGO player. She loved to bake, shop... Read more →

Catherine E. Pearson, 61, of Gloucester City

On July 12, 2021. Age 61. Of Gloucester City. (nee Armstrong). Beloved wife of the late Steven D. Pearson. Loving mother of Mary C. Pearson and the late Eva-Marie McCallin. Cherished grandmother of William, Ian, McKenna and Joshua. Beloved sister of Dolores Evans (Greg), Edward Armstrong, Jr. (Charlette), Leonard Armstrong and Joseph Armstrong (Dawn). Also survived by her step-children, Ashley, Jennifer and Matthew Pearson as well as many loving nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Tuesday morning, July 20th from 9:30 to 10:45 AM in St. Mary’s Church, 426 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Mass... Read more →

Laura Decker, 85, of Woodlynne; After 31 Years at CVS Distribution Center She Retired in 2020

Woodlynne – On July 12, 2021. Age 85. Born in Camden, NJ she was the daughter of the late Irving and Kathryn (O’Rourke) Decker. Beloved mother of Laura Clark, Robert W. Clark, Jr. (Jane), Colleen Donahue; loving grandmother of Robert, Kelly, Dana, Erica and great grandmother of Bobby, Jr. Laura retired in November 2020 after 31 years as a Returns Processor with CVS Distribution Center in Lumberton, NJ. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Sunday, July 18, 2021 from 12 noon to 2 pm at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City. Funeral service 2:00 pm in the... Read more →

Rosanne B. Myers of Stratford, age 64

On July 14, 2021 we had to say goodbye to Rosanne B. Myers of Stratford, New Jersey. She was predeceased by : her parents, George Vogel and Rose Vogel; and her siblings, Judy, Sissy, Buddy, Bill and Mary. She is survived by : her children, Timothy Myers (Nicole) and Monica Powell (Jason). She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Viewing will be held on Monday, July 19th 2021 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM at the McCann-Healey Funeral Home (851 Monmouth St, Gloucester City, NJ 08030). A mass of christian burial will be held on Monday, July 19th... Read more →

Patricia M. Bolte, of Moorestown, 80

Patricia M. Bolte (nee Curtis), age 80, of Moorestown, NJ passed away, while surrounded by loving family on Friday, July 2, 2021. Patricia (Pat) was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA and lived in Westville, NJ; Bellmawr, NJ; and Turnersville, NJ before settling in Moorestown for the past 42 years. Pat was a devoted member of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Moorestown, and also a member of the choir. She spent summers in Stone Harbor, NJ where she was a member of Saint Paul Church. Her faith, family, and friends were the most important aspects of her life. She... Read more →

Wreaths Across America Virtual Road Races Take on a Special Meaning

One woman shares her amazing story and explains why she is running COLUMBIA FALLS, ME — July 13, 2021 — Wreaths Across America (WAA) proudly continues its 2021 Race Program with 3 great opportunities to participate. First, you are invited to take a summer trip and join WAA in-person for the STEM TO STONE REMEMBRANCE RUN on July 24th from the Tip-lands in Columbia Falls Maine (this race will also have a virtual option so you can stay out of the heat and run from the comfort of air-conditioning.) In addition, starting on September 11th, another virtual race, called RUNNING... Read more →

Joseph E. Tedesco, Sr. of Gloucester City; National Guardsman, Truck Driver, GCPW Employee, GCHS Alumus

Surrounded by his loving family, on July 13, 2021. Age 76, of Gloucester City. Son of the late Joseph Tedesco and Marie Tedesco (nee Klaus). Predeceased by his loving wife Margaret M. Tedesco (nee Costello). Joe Tedesco GCHS Class of 63 Alumnus Predeceased by his son, Ronald P. King. Beloved father of Jennifer Smith, Alex Tedesco (Kristine), and Joseph Tedesco. Loving brother of Marie Cole and predeceased by his brother Thomas Tedesco. Brother-in-law of Michael Costello (Rosemary), Regina Barry (William), and Frank Costello (Arlene). He is survived by his 8 grandchildren who gave him so much joy: Marissa, Frank, Jacob,... Read more →

Robert (Bob) Dean Lewis, 78 years, of Gloucester City, True Definition of an Entrepreneur

Robert (Bob) Dean Lewis, 78 years, of Gloucester City NJ, passed away on July 5, 2021. Beloved husband of the late Isabel Lewis. Bob is survived by his family, his daughter, Wendy Dolan, her husband Jim (Bob's Buddy) and their six children, Jason (Kelly), James (Adrienne), Theresa (Joe), Melissa (Andrew), Colleen (Steve), and Courtney (Michael); his daughter, Kristie Lease, and her three children, Parker, Sydney and Jenna. Bob had nine great-grandchildren Joseph, Charlotte, Elliot, Ava, Corinne, Tatum, Jessica, Gianna and Caileigh and one great-great-grandchild GiaNova. Bob (Bobby) is also survived by his sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. His two... Read more →

Joy Evans, of Westmont, Longtime Sunday School Teacher, Active in County PTA, Collingswood HS Alum

On July 8, 2021, Joy Evans (nee Christensen) of Westmont, NJ. Age 78 years. She is survived by Craig, her husband of 55 years, her son Neil (Rachel), her daughter Claire, her brother Tom (Lora Lou), and her three grandchildren Henry, Jane, and Margaret. Joy was born in San Francisco during World War II. She graduated from Collingswood High School in 1961 and the University of Delaware in 1965. She was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church in Collingswood where she taught Sunday School for 35 years and coordinated a Tuesday Bible class for 20 years. She remained... Read more →

Madelyn Dorris, of Palm Harbor, Fl., formerly of Gloucester City; 25 Year Camden County Employee

Madelyn Dorris (nee Stiles) PALM HARBOR, FL.--A Celebration of Life will be held in the Fall in New Jersey for Madelyn Dorris (nee Stiles), who passed away peacefully July 8, 2021, in Palm Harbor, Florida. Madelyn was a long time Gloucester City resident before moving to Palm Harbor, Florida after retiring from Camden County in 1994. Madelyn worked for the County of Camden for over 25 years. Her last position with the county was Executive Assistant to the Director of the Board of Commissioners. At the time of Madelyn’s retirement, the Director was Jeff Nash. Madelyn was honored to have... Read more →

Hugh T. "Tommy" Walker Jr., of Williamstown, formerly of Gloucester City

Williamstown – Formerly of Gloucester City. On June 28, 2021. Age 66. Loving son of Emily (nee Valentine) Walker and the late Hugh T. Walker, Sr. Predeceased by his brother, Harry Lee Walker. Beloved uncle of Jasen Walker and the late Adon Walker. Survived by many dear cousins. Tommy was a former resident of Gloucester City. He worked for many years as a cab driver for Atlantic Cab Company in South Jersey. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his viewing on Monday, July 12 from 7 pm to 8 pm at the McCann-Healey Funeral Home: 851 Monmouth Street,... Read more →

James Gebre, on July 5, 2021, of Runnemede. Age 72.

James Gebre, on July 5, 2021, of Runnemede. Age 72. Beloved son of the late Harry and Freda Gebre. Devoted brother of John Gebre (the late Helen), Elizabeth "Betty" Lacontora (Emanuel) and the late Dolores and Jeffrey. Loving step-father of Linda (Bill). James was a graduate of Philadelphia Textile Institute. He was known for his dry sense of humor. One thing people loved about James was how kind he was, unique in a good way, and his love for animals. Funeral services, under the direction of the Gardner Funeral Home, Runnemede, to be held at a later date Read more →

Frances "Francesca" "Frani" Marrone, of Philadelphia, Longtime Teacher

Philadelphia, PA – Formerly of Cinnaminson, NJ and Delran, NJ. Suddenly, On July 1, 2021. Age 60. Adored Daughter of Susan J. Marrone (nee Naimoli) and the late James F. Marrone, Sr. with whom she had a very close relationship. Dear Sister of Thomas More Marrone and James F. Marrone, Jr. Survived by sisters-in-law Carol and Amy and nieces, nephews. Francesca was born in Philadelphia and graduated from Delran High School. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Villanova University. Frani attended Saint Joseph’s University and received her Master’s Degree in Education. She was a teacher for the Philadelphia... Read more →

John Albert Boyd, of Haddon Hts., Naval Architect, Vietnam Veteran, Soccer Coach

John Albert "Pops" Boyd, of Haddon Heights, New Jersey, passed peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 10, 2021. He was born on June 21, 1945, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the third child of Thomas and Henrietta (Greenhalgh) Boyd. He attended Cheltenham High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, class of 1975. John, an engineer and craftsman, met Lilli Kondyra, an artist, at Peter Lumber Yard in 1971. They married in 1973, and later moved to Haddon Heights, New Jersey, where they raised their four children: Heather, Erin, John, and Emily.... Read more →

James C. Merna, of Runnemede, 49

James C. Merna, on July 7, 2021, of Runnemede, formerly of Philadelphia. Age 49. Loving son of James A. Merna and Barbara Ego. Cherished brother of Tracy Danko (Derek). Uncle of Declan Danko, LeAnne Merna and Samantha Keyes. Great uncle of Timothy Hoffman, Thomas Hoffman and Jakson Keyes. Also survived by many friends, especially his best friend Brian Carson. James was an amazing artist. He was extremely funny and highly intelligent. James loved to play his guitar and go fishing. There will be a visitation from 6pm to 8pm on Monday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Memorial Service 8pm at... Read more →

Bernadette M. Rafter, of Woodbury, Register Nurse at Cooper, GCHS Alum Class of 77

Bernadette M. Rafter, of Woodbury, New Jersey, passed away on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. She was 62. Legacy A beautiful soul that devoted her life to caring for others, Bernadette always put others before herself and was always willing to help. Bernadette was a Registered Nurse for Cooper University Hospital in 2009, holding many positions during her time there. She returned to school to achieve her RN after her 4 children were born and recently obtained her Bachelor's Degree. Away from work, Bernadette found solace in trips to Wildwood Beach where she would always come home with Douglass Fudge and... Read more →

Moving A Loved One Into Hospice Care

The South Jersey Hospice Care organization released the following information to help people who are going through the emotions of watching a love one nearing the end of their lives. The data was provided by the United Methodist Communities website . Moving a loved one into hospice care is never an easy process. Families often feel overwhelmed by a range of emotions as they try to offer help and support in a situation they have little to no experience with. People may also be overly-worried about saying the “wrong” thing to their loved one, despite their intentions being good. When... Read more →

Obituary: Francis "John" King of Gloucester City

Francis "John" King 12/03/1950-7/6/2021 John, of Gloucester City, NJ passed away at his residence on July 6, 2021. Preceded in death by his son Shawn Stratton. Survived by Fiance' Rose-Mary Patterson, his children John (Denise), Gidget, Faithann and William. Brothers, Herbert (Barbara), Gary, Henry & Sisters, Helena (David), Diane (Floyd). Kathleen and Marie. Also survived by many Grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Etherington/Creran Funeral Home, 700 Powell Street Gloucester City, NJ Services will be private at the request of the family. Read more →