MARTYN, Eileen M. – Funeral: Jun 13
Eileen M. Martyn (nee Jones), a resident of Philadelphia, formerly of Collingswood, died on June 6, 2009, aged 60.
The wife of Charles R. Martyn, she was a longtime school crossing guard in Haddonfield.
The family invites relatives and friends to visit on Wednesday, June 10 from 7 to 9pm at Foster-Warne Funeral Home, Haddon and Lees Avenues, Collingswood. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 13 at 11am at Grace Church and the Incarnation, 2645 E. Venango Street, Philadelphia PA. Interment will be private.
The family suggests that donations in Mrs. Martyn's memory be made to Animal Welfare Association, 509 Centennial Boulevard, Voorhees NJ 08043.
Alvin R. Schomer, was Human Relations chairman
Alvin R. Schomer, a resident of Haddonfield and the founding chairman of the Haddonfield Human Relations Commission, died on Monday, February 8, 2010. He was 86. The cause of death was pancreatic cancer.
Born in Philadelphia and raised in Camden, Mr Schomer graduated from Camden High School in 1942. He received his law degree at the University of Pennsylvania in 1950 and worked for more than 50 years as an attorney, 20 of them as a municipal judge.
To honor him, the Human Relations Commission in 1994 established the Alvin R. Schomer Award for Outstanding Human Relations Service to the Community of Haddonfield.
The award is given annually to middle- or high school-age students who excel or best exemplify the following characteristics:
• Accomplishments in Public Service: The person has performed outstanding acts to foster tolerance and understanding of human differences in the schools, the local community, the work place, or the broader community. As a result of this person’s activities against intolerance, bigotry, ignorance, or lack of understanding, the place where we live or work is a better place.
• Individual Development: The emphasis should be on the recognition of those who are committed to the best development of their individual talent and ability with special attention given to those who have overcome the greatest obstacles in the course of their development.
• Character: The focus should be on leading, by example, a life of principle, tolerance, and understanding, even though it may present personal risks and challenges.
Nominations are for an individual’s service, rather than a group’s service.
Mr. Schomer is survived by his wife, Eleanor (nee Slutsky).
Relatives and friends will be welcomed after 12:30pm on Friday, February 12, at Platt Memorial Chapels, 2001 Berlin Road, Cherry Hill. The funeral service will begin at 1pm. Burial will be at Crescent Memorial Park, Pennsauken.
ERRICKSON, Louis Y.
Louis Y. Errickson, a resident of Haddonfield for 55 years, died on October 1, 2008, aged 84.
Reception: Saturday, October 4 from 9:30 to 10:45am at Grace Bible Church, 887 Clements Bridge Road, Barrington.
Funeral Service: 11am.
Interment: Haddonfield Baptist Cemetery.
Mr. Errickson graduated from Univ. of Pennsylvania in 1949, where he was President of Sigma Phi Epsilon. During WWII he served in the U.S. Army in China, Burma & India. For over 35 years, Mr. Errickson worked for Strawbridge & Clothier in Philadelphia. Additionally, he was an avid Haddonfield Memorial High School sports fan.
Survivors: wife, Jeanne L. (nee Bresett); children, Glenn S. (Alice) of York PA, Neil C. (Denise) of Cherry Hill, Ted D. (Christina) of Hummelstown PA, Leslie J. Smart (Ben) of Enola PA, and Claudia E. Kern (Glenn) of Bethlehem PA; 18 grandchildren, Peter and Andrew Boyajian, Ryan, Tyler, and Douglas Errickson, Megan, Lindsay, Hilary and Kelsey Smart, Keith, Scott, and Brian Errickson, Julie and Brian Kern, Sarah, Ashley, Kaitlin, and Emily Errickson; brother, Cliff Errickson of Tinton Falls. He was predeceased by a daughter, the late Barbara E. Boyajian.
Memorial Donations: Grace Bible Church, 887 Clements Bridge Road, Barrington NJ 08007.
Phyllis Smart (nee Deitch), a resident of Cherry Hill, died on April 12, 2007, aged 62.
Survivors: son, Philip (Julie) of Haddonfield; daughters, Jackie Galaida (Rob) of Mt. Laurel and Carolyn of Merchantville; brother, Joe Deitch of Horsham PA; sisters, Marge Krzeminski of Cherry Hill and Patti Deitch of Glenside PA; 5 grandchildren.
Family Visitation: Tuesday, April 17 from 9:30 to 10:45am at Kain- Murphy Funeral Home, 15 West End Avenue.
Memorial Service: 11am.
Memorial Donations: Autism Speaks, 2 Park Avenue, 11th Floor, New York NY 10016 or at www.autismspeaks.org
Mary Stuart Fisher, a resident of of Haddonfield, died on April 24, 2006, aged 83.
Survivors: husband George Ross Fisher III; sons George IV and Stuart; daughters Miriam Fisher Schaefer and Margaret; 8 grandchildren and 1 great- grandson.
Memorial Service: Saturday, May 13 at 2:00pm at Haddonfield Friends Meeting.
Memorial Contributions: Doctors Without Borders or Haddonfield Friends School, 67 Haddon Avenue N, Haddonfield NJ 08033.
Dr. Fisher was a woman of “firsts.” Born on August 12, 1922 in Binghamton NY to Stuart Banyar Blakely MD and Miriam Brothers Blakely, Dr. Fisher was first in her Binghamton NY high school class, first in her class at Bryn Mawr College, and first in her class at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She was the first woman president of the Philadelphia Roentgen Ray Society (the oldest radiological society in the world), and the first woman physician to have her portrait commissioned and hung at Temple University Medical School. Married to George Ross Fisher III MD in 1950, she spent 50 years teaching diagnostic radiology to generations of Philadelphia medical students and residents.
One of her notable former students, New York University professor of radiology, Hildegard Toth MD, was quoted in the spring/summer 2005 issue of Radiata (New York University radiology news magazine) as saying: "Radiology became my choice and Dr. Mary Fisher was my reason. She was elegant, beautiful, and very smart. She simply flipped up the (chest X-ray), told the patient’s story and was always certain of the diagnosis. How did she do that? What did she see that others did not? I wanted to do this too. She still has no idea of the influence she had on my career choice."
She was offered the chairmanship of the departments of radiology at nearly all of the hospitals in Philadelphia and declined them all, remarking that she “didn’t want to be the chairman of anything.”
Her first teaching appointment, after completing her internship at Massachusetts General Hospital, was at the Philadelphia Veterans Administration Hospital under the tutelage of George Wohl MD. She then spent 15 years at Philadelphia General Hospital, which had affiliations with all of the medical schools in Philadelphia. In a June 2005 interview, Dr. Fisher stated that, if she were in a vegetative state and were asked where she worked, she would probably still say “PGH!”
After PGH closed in 1975, she joined the staff of Temple University Medical School where she served on the staff of the Diagnostic Imaging Department and continued to train medical students and residents as Professor of Radiology until her retirement in 2003, at the age of 80.
Dr. Fisher was a diplomat of the American Board of Radiology since 1953; a member of the American Medical Association, the Philadelphia County Medical Society, the Philadelphia Roentgen Ray Society (President 1982-83), the Radiological Society of North America, the Association of University Radiologists, the Association of Women in Radiology, the Pennsylvania Radiological Society, the Society of Thoracic Radiologists; a fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and of the American College of Radiology; and a consultant for the National Board of Medical Examiners.
Dr. Fisher published nearly 50 articles and book chapters, and over 35 papers, presentations, and exhibits on radiology, spanning a wide range of subjects; she commented that one paper or article per year was ‘about right.’ She was honored throughout her career for her contributions to the field. These honors include the Russell P. Moses Memorial Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching (Temple University, 1980); Honored Radiologist (Pennsylvania Radiological Society, 1985); Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching (Temple, 1985); “Golden Apple” (Temple medical students’ award for favorite teacher, 1990); Marie Curie Award (American Association for Women Radiologists, 1992); Outstanding Educator Award (Philadelphia Roentgen Ray Society, 1992); and Physician of the Year (Temple University Hospital, 1996).
Born under the annual August Perseid meteor shower, Dr. Fisher traveled widely throughout the world to see the Perseids in different locales. She attended Haddonfield (NJ) Friends Meeting for the past 50 years, and served on the school committee of the Haddonfield Friends School long after her children graduated. She spent 25 years caring for, in turn, her mother; her aunt, and her mother-in-law. She loved gardening, music, and her family.
HIGGINS, John J.
John J. Higgins, a resident of Barrington, formerly of Cherry Hill, died on October 7, 2008, aged 85.
Reception: Saturday, October 11 from 9:15 to 10:45am at Christ the King Church, 200 Windsor Avenue.
Funeral Service: 11am.
Interment: Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill.
Mr. Higgins grew up in Philadelphia as the oldest of nine children. He served in the US Marines during World War II as an electrician. After the war, he raised his family in Philadelphia and was a partner in a private night club called the Irish War Veterans. Mr. Higgins moved his family to South Jersey in 1962, working as sales manager for the Yellow Pages and as a real estate agent. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus Santa Maria Council #1443 (3rd Degree Knight), a member in the BE Assembly (4th Degree Knight), and a volunteer at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden.
Survivors: Children, John J. Jr. (Maureen) of Sarasota FL, Charles J. (Gail) of Cherry Hill, Anne Marie Wiler (William) of Lansdale PA, Paul J. (Patti) of Philadelphia, Maureen Finkle (Robert) of Mullica Hill, Barbara Heinze (Thomas) of Woolwich Township, Joan Dunn (Joseph) of Haddonfield, and Patricia Riviera (Nelson) of Washington Township; 17 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; brothers, Donald of Broomall PA and Al of Folsom PA; and sister, Jane Puttbach of Jacksonville FL.
Mr. Higgins was predeceased by his wife, the late Mary Rita (nee Campbell).
Memorial Donations: LARC School (in memory of Lauren Beth Higgins), 1089 Creek Road, Bellmawr NJ 08031.
Arrangements: Kain-Murphy Funeral Services.
Madeleine L. Brown, a resident of Falmouth ME, formerly of Haddonfield, died on February 18, 2010, aged 87.
She was wife of H. Walcott "Wally" Brown, Jr.