REED, STEWART R., 61, of Atlantic City, died and went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 18, 2001, after a lengthy illness in the Atlantic City Medical Center.
He is survived by his Mother, Lucille Reed and his father Allen Reed, Sr., both of Atlantic City.
He leaves to mourn eight sisters: Shirley Nickerson, Doris Boasmond, Ernestine Bell, and Kay Rolls of Atlantic City; Paula Reed and Jerline Reed of Antioch, California; Margie Goods of Tustin, California; and Delores Woodruff of Springfield, Massachusetts.
Four brothers: Allen Reed, Jr. of Pleasantville; Elwood Ralph Reed of Portsmouth, Virginia; Delbert Reed and Robert Reed of Los Angeles, California.
His children: George, Gwyne, Taka, Ricky, Keisha, grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
A viewing will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Greenidge Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 24, 2001 where friends may call.
Private services will be held for the family only.
Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery, Pleasantville.
Arrangements are under the direction of Greenidge Funeral Home.
WOOD JR., MARSHALL D. (Beetle), 70, a lifelong resident of Atlantic City, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at Einstein Select Hospital in Philadelphia, PA after a lengthy illness. Born December 20, 1930 to Marshall Sr. and Helen (Penn) Wood, he attended Atlantic City public schools. He excelled at football and was a member of the graduating class of 1949.
After high school, Marshall attended Xavier University on a football scholarship. He transferred to Tennessee State where he excelled and received his BA in Physical Education and later entered Graduate School.
From 1956-1957, he served our country in the United States Navy as a Medical Assistant stateside.
Returning to Atlantic City he pursued one of two careers as a member of the Atlantic City Beach Patrol where he served for over 50 years, ultimately reaching the position of Assistant Chief. Many of those years were served on "Chicken Bone Beach" where he became famous as a fathering figure, mentor, teacher and city servant to all.
Marshall was also employed at Laborers Union Local 415 where he started as a laborer and held several positions such as Trustee, Executive Board, Delegate to District Council, Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, Shop Steward, Building/ Trades Council and Assistant Business Agent.
Marshall is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Faye; three sons, Marshall D. Wood III, Gregory and Eric of Atlantic City; two sons, Kevin Wood and Victor Armstrong predeceased him; two daughters, Sonsia Atkinson and her husband Gregory of Galloway, Jordana (Jodi) Tolliver and her husband Darryl of Plainfield, CT; brothers-in-law, Jack Jordan of Pleasantville, and Ronald Jordan of Atlantic City; sister in law, Yvonne Jordan of Atlantic City; cousins Jack and Grace Wood of Mystic Island and Molly Ann Freeman of Gurnee, IL; eleven grandchildren; one great grandchild, and a host of loving cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives and dear friends.
Services will be held Monday, July 23, 2001 at 11AM at the Atlantic City Convention Center. Viewing will be from 9AM until 11AM. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery, Pleasantville. Arrangements are under the direction of Greenidge Funeral Home, Inc.
GAROFALO, LIZABETH J., 78, of Avalon, died on Friday at the Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital. Born in Altoona, PA, she had lived here since 1964 after moving from Hatboro, PA. She was a former member of Maris Stella Church. She was a graduate of the Altoona School of Nursing, Altoona, PA; Atlantic Community College, Mays Landing; the Ottawa University of Kansas City, Missouri and St. Joseph's College of Roanoke, VA. She retired from a nursing career in 1995 from the Crest Haven Nursing Home as supervisor from 1985 to 1995; director of nursing at Cape May Care Center 1975 to 1985; head nurse of 2E MedSurgery at Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital 1968 to 1975; a charge nurse in MedSurgery at Holy Redeemer Hospital, Phila. 1964-1967; supervisor of pediatrics at Nazareth Hospital at Phila. 1953 to 1958 and the Surf Hospital in Sea Isle City as head nurse in OR and DR 1948 to 1955 which was established and directed by her godfather, Dr. Dealy.
She is survived by her children, Jacqueline Osmundsen and her husband, Gary of Cape May, David Garofalo and his fiancee, Pamela Russell of Avalon and Lisa Patrick and her husband Avery of Philadelphia; her sisters in law and brother in law, Elvira Garofalo of Flourtown, PA; William and Alice Garofalo of Villas, and Helen Garofalo of Avalon; 3 grandchildren; and 1 great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis A. in March, 1974.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 24 at 11 a.m. at the Radzieta Funeral Home, 9 Hand Ave., Cape May Ct. House where friends may call after 10 a.m. Interment will be in the Calvary Baptist Cemetery, Ocean View. Memorials may be made to the Deborah Hospital Foundation, CTMROT Center, 212 Trenton Road, Browns Mills, NJ 08015.
HODGSON, JEAN KELSHAW, 58, of Egg Harbor Twp., died July 16, 2001 at Somers Point Hospital, Somers Point from complications of surgery.
Born in Orange to the late Ruth B. and Harold C. Kelshaw, she lived in Maplewood, Absecon, Kinnelon, New Vernon and Butler. Her strong faith had her active at Prospect Presbyterian Church, The Presbyterian Church of Absecon, Long Hill Chapel and The Butler United Methodist Church.
Her three children survive her: Keith and wife Jennifer of Egg Harbor Twp.; Jennifer John and her husband Chrisopher of Hanover Park, IL; and Heather of Phoenix, AZ. In addition to her children, she is survived by her twin sister, Karen K. Hoffman and husband Bob of Beach Lake, PA; and her brother Harold C. Kelshaw, Jr. and wife Barbara of Basking Ridge.
Jean attended Bloomfield College where she was a Psychology Major. Her work experience took her to: the Presbyterian Homes of NJ-Madison House, Atlantic City as Activities Director, Director of Volunteers; Beachview Nursing Home, Atlantic City, Dir. of Social Services; Fritz Reuter Altenheim, North Bergen, Director of Social Services; Hoffman Specialties, Chester; Warehouse Manager and Morris County Offices of Temporary Assistance, Parsippany; Social Worker.
A Memorial Service is planned for September 1 at 11:00 A.M. at The Butler United Methodist Church, 5 Bartholdi Avenue, Butler, NJ. (973-838-2026). In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Church.
GALLOWAY, III, C. DOUGLAS, 88, of Chambersburg, PA and Beach Haven, died Friday, July 20, 2001 at his Beach Haven home. Born in Springfield, Mass. He was an engineer employed by the Chambersburg Engineering Company, retiring in 1978. He was a champion sailor and racing fan, and he also enjoyed helping young people learn the sport.
A beloved husband, loving father, and dear friend, Mr. Galloway is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years, Margaret (nee Aylsworth); his children, C. Douglas, IV and Arthur A. Galloway; his grandchildren, Brad and Larry; and he is also survived by his nephew, Henry S. Grove; his niece, Emily Grove Pratt; his great-nephews, Donald H., Stephen G., & David D. Grove; and by six great-great nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held Friday, Aug. 17, 11 a.m., at the Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, Marine St., Beach Haven, where relatives and friends are invited to attend. In Chambersburg, PA, a memorial service will be held in September. As an expression of sympathy, contributions made in his memory to either the Mordecai Land Trust, PO Box 1414, Beach Haven, NJ 08008 or to the American Cancer Society, would be deeply appreciated. Arrangements are by The Bugbee-Riggs Funeral Home of Ship Bottom. 609-494-2565
BAYUK, MARIE LOUISE (PROCACCINO) 79, a lifetime resident of Vineland died Thursday at South Jersey Hospital-Newbomb. Mrs. Bayuk served as the personal secretary of Mr. Isaac Brown, National Freight founder, as well as his son, Bernard Brown, from 1940 to 1965. For the following twenty-five years she was employed as a bookkeeper for Dougherty Brothers. Most recently she served as office manager for Maxine's Studio of Dance.
Mrs. Bayuk was a founding member of the Vineland Regional Dance Company and served as treasurer of the organization for twenty years. She was a long-time member of Hadassah. She enjoyed many years of deep-sea fishing and boating with her husband. They also enjoyed traveling together. She worked tirelessly on behalf of the Vineland Regional Dance Company, but her greatest joy was in spending time with her great-grandchildren. Marie Louise was a graduate of Vineland High School, Class of 1939 of which she was the class secretary and honor student. She was predeceased by her husband Max in 1985.
Surviving are a daughter, Maxine Chapman of Vineland; sisters, Eva Martinelli of Vineland; Viola Schoch of Minotola; granddaughters Denise Consalo of Vineland; Kimberly Bartolozzi of Mineville, OH; grandson, Christopher Chapman of Vineland; and six great grandchildren.
Funeral services are Tuesday, July 31 at 10:00am at Rone Funeral Service. Visiting hours are Monday from 7:00pm to 9:00pm and Tuesday, 9:00am to 10:00am. Internment at Siloam Cemetery, 550 North Valley Avenue, Vineland. Donations may be made to Vineland Regional Dance Company, 2388 N. East Avenue, Vineland, NJ 08360. Arrangements under the direction of Rone Funeral Service, 1110 East Chestnut Avenue, Vineland.
MILLER, HORACE "ED", of Absecon, died Tuesday in Atlantic City Medical Center Mainland Division. Ed was born in Conovertown and lived in New Milford for 30 years before moving back to Absecon 20 years ago. He was a retired Accounting Manager for Kraft Food Co. in Hillside. He was a veteran of the Army serving in WW II and he was an avid fisherman. He is survived by his wife Beatrice (nee Washburn); his daughter and her husband Joan and Harold Barfield and his two granddaughters, Autumn and Brandi. He is also survived by his cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 30 at 12:00 noon at Parsels Funeral Home, 324 New Jersey Ave., Absecon with interment to follow in Absecon Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday morning from 10:30 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.
RIGGINS, CURTIS, 'POP", 80, of Shalimar, FL, formerly of Dorchester, went to be with our Lord on June 29, 2001 at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, FL. Mr. Riggins was born on December 13, 1920 in Leesburg. He was one of the eight children born to Leon and Etta Riggins, Sr.
Mr. Riggins joined the Coast Guard where he served his country both here and abroad. Upon leaving his military service, he worked for Kerr Glass Factory in Millville where he was Head Stock Room Keeper until he retired in 1983.
Mr. Riggins met Betty Kerrick in 1952. They were married on June 15, 1953 at the family homestead. Curt and Betty settled in Dorchester and started their family. They had three children. While in New Jersey, Mr. Riggins enjoyed his wife and children. He was active in bowling and a member of the Millville Elks 580. Riggins enjoyed hunting, fishing, and sports events. Uncle Curt was known as the Chef at all the family picnics. Always smiling and never met a stranger. Mr. Riggins moved to Shalimar, FL in 1986 where he and his wife enjoyed life. They were known as "Mom and Pop" to all. He was an outstanding member of the Burger King morning club and Sheriff of the local Waffle House.
Mr. Riggins will be sadly missed and always remembered by his wife Betty of 48 years; his two daughters, Debra and husband Donald L. Oliver, Jr., Millville, Cherylann and husband David Gorman of Dorchester; his son, Curtis W. Riggins, Sr. He was also a pop-pop to 11 grandchildren, Brooke, Amanda, Francine, Kathy, and Crystal Oliver; Michael, Kelly and Curttis Riggins; April, Krystal, and Nichol Gorman. Curt also leaves behind eight great grandchildren. Mr. Riggins is survived by three sisters, Evelyn, Mary Ella, and Helen; two brothers, Carl and Leon; and too many great friends and relatives to mention.
At Mr. Riggins request, he was cremated and a scattering of ashes will be done at the families convenience. Emerald Coast Funeral Home in FL has taken care of the arrangements. For those who wish memorial contributions, they may be made to the family.
DeGENOVA, CAROL PETERS, 59, died on July 27, 2001, from the devastating effects of pancreatic cancer, after a two year, courageously fought battle with the disease. She died at home surrounded by her five precious children.
Carol was born on March 2, 1942 in Philadelphia to Mae (Kelly) and Charles Peters. Carol was preceded in death by her husband, Gene DeGenova, her mother and father, her sister, Valerie Fiorella, and her brother, C. Donald Peters. Carol is survived by her daughter and son in law, Lisa and Anthony Castellani, her son and daughter in law, Craig and Jennifer Raab DeGenova, her daughters, Erin and Jennifer DeGenova, her son, Mark DeGenova, and her mother in law, Stella DeGenova.
Carol attended St. Hubert's in Philadelphia, graduated from Wildwood Catholic High School in 1960, graduated from Glassboro State College in 1964. She taught school in Stone Harbor and Middle Township before devoting her time entirely and selflessly to raising her five children, in whom she took the greatest joy in life.
Memorial Liturgy will be said on Tuesday, July 31 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Angels Church, Parkway and E. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House, where friends may call after 10 a.m. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of the Angels Church, PO Box 324, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210. (Radzieta)
BRAUN, JOHN, 86, of Little Egg Harbor, died yesterday at home. Born in Garfield, he lived in Elmwood Park before moving to Little Egg Harbor 30 years ago. He owned and operated the Pastor/Braun Painting and Decorating Business. He was a member of the Fif/Chicks Club in Little Egg Harbor. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lillian; two sons, Richard of Mantoloking & John, Sr. of Memphis, TN; and five grandchildren, Lisa Braun, Richard Braun, Jr., Jennifer Migliaro and Ian Braun. Cremation services were private under the direction of the Maxwell Funeral Home, 160 Mathistown Road, Little Egg Harbor NJ 08050.
DORAN, EDWARD R., 73, of Egg Harbor Township, died Friday, July 27, 2001 at his residence.
Born and raised in Atlantic City, he attended Our Lady Star of The Sea School and graduated from Atlantic City High. During WW II he was a member of the 82nd airborne. In 1951 he joined the N.J. State Police and retired in 1975. After his retirement he worked as an investigator for McGahn and Associates before entering the casino industry as Casino Administrator for the Sands and Tropicana Hotel Casinos. after leaving the casino he worked for Doran Engineering.
He was an active member of the Catholic AC group for over 65 years with whom he remained close to during his file time. He was also a charter member of Big Brothers and charter member of Alcohol Anonymous- Northfield Chapter. He was a lifetime member of Ye Olde Tymers Club and a member of the State Troopers Retirement Association. He was predeceased by his parents, Richard and Anna, and a step son, Scott Dickerson.
He is survived by his wife, Betty (Dickerson-Mason); his four sons, Edward (Eileen) Doran, Joseph (Ernestine) Dickerson, Michael (Maria) Dickerson, James (Michelle) Dickerson; a daughter, Susan (George) Nelson. He is also survived by this sister, Agnes (Bill) and his Aunt, Marie Doran; and thirteen grandchildren, Melissa, Ian, Joey, Tommy, Karen, Jimmy, Brian, Michelle, Stephen, Matt, Sean, Kaitlin and James, Jr.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, 10:30 a.m. at St. Bernadette's Church in Northfield. a viewing will be held Sunday, 6-8 p.m. at the George H. Wimberg Funeral Home, 1707 New Rd. (Rt. 9) Linwood and Monday morning one hour prior to the Mass in the Church. Burial will follow a the Laurel Memorial Park, Pomona. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ACMC Hospice P.O. Box 1626, Pleasantville, NJ 08232.
CELLA, COSMO, 85, of Pleasantville, passed away peacefully on July 27, 2001. Born in Philadelphia, he was an area resident for over 50 years.
He is survived by his devoted son, John Cella, Sr. of Absecon; seven grandchildren, Chrissy Daly, Annette Williams, Mary Kay McGlynn, Maureen Cohen, Leigh Ann Dunleavy, Maria Logue and John Cella, Jr. and eight great grandchildren, Angela & Melissa Williams, Madeline & Michael McGlynn, Gabrielle Cohen, Diana & Brian Logue and Jack Cella. He was predeceased by his wife, Madeline and daughters, Concetta Cella and Annette Dunleavy; brothers, John & Andrew; and sisters, Katherine Revels, Genevieve Censi and Geraldine Cella.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday 10 a.m. at the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Absecon. Family and friends may call from 9 a.m. till time of Mass. Burial will follow at the Laurel Memorial Park, Pomona. Arrangements by the George H. Wimberg Funeral Home, Ventnor-Linwood.
HONDA, PAUL S., 74, of Egg Harbor Township, passed away on July 27, 2001 after a three week stay at Atlantic City Medical Center, Mainland. Paul was born and raised in Egg Harbor Township. He attended Pleasantville High School and served in the Army during World War II. After the Army, Paul attended Temple University for a year. He left Temple in order to take over his father's farm in Egg Harbor Township. He sold his farm after many years and then worked for various florists as a grower. Paul was an outstanding father who raised five children with his wife. He was a wonderful brother who will be greatly missed by all. Predeceased by his wife, Yasuko Honda. Survived by two daughters, Catherine McArdle of Winston-Salem, NC; Susanna Honda of Egg Harbor Township; three sons, Brian Honda of Thomasville, NC, Daniel Honda of Summit, Dana Honda of Catonsville, MD; four grandchildren, Josiah, Micah, Abigail, and Nathanael McArdle; two sisters, Lillian Sakata and Edith Honda; one brother, Raymond Honda. Services will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Middleton Stroble and Zale Funeral Home, Shore Road, Somers Point. Interment Zion Cemetery, Egg Harbor Township. Friends may call Monday evening from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.
MARTIN, III, ROBERT T., 76, of Port Ste. Lucie, FL, passed away Friday, July 27, 2001 at his residence.
Born in Atlantic City, he had been a resident of Port Ste. Lucie for 7 years, coming from Sea Isle City.
Prior to retirement, he was a lineman for Bell Telephone of PA in Wayne, PA for over 30 years and belonged to the Telephone Pioneers of America. He served in China, Burma & India and was a member of the CBI Veterans Assoc. and the Burma Star Assoc. He also was a member of the BPOElks, Lodge #2658 in Port Ste. Lucie and the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge #1236.
Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Jean C. Martin of Port Ste. Lucie; three daughters, Elizabeth Ann Burke of Havertown, PA, Maureen Martin of Afton, WI, and Diana Adams of Somers Point; a son, John Martin of Mechanicsburg, PA, and ten grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at the Spanish Lakes Riverfront Clubhouse in Port Ste. Lucie.
Those who may wish may make contributions to Hospice of Martin & Ste. Lucie County, 2030 E. Ocean Blvd., Sturart, FL 34996.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Aycock Funeral Home, Port Ste. Lucie.
LAVIGNE, FLORENCE G., 87, died Thursday in Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy. Born in Hammonton she lived there and Newark most of her life. She was a waitress at the Midway Diner in Hammonton. Mrs. LaVigne is survived by her son Joseph W. LaVigne of South Amboy; one sister Kay Bilyou of Hammonton; four grandsons Joseph LaVigne, Darren LaVigne, Douglas LaVigne, Cory LaVigne; seven great grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Monday 12:00pm in St. Anthony of Padua RC Church, Route 206, Hammonton. The family requests donations to St. Anthony's Church, PO Box 1087, Hammonton, NJ 08037. Arrangements are by the Carnesale Funeral Home, Hammonton.
CONROY, DENNIS J., 59, went to rest with the Lord on Thursday evening, August 2, 2001 at his home.
Denny was born in Philadelphia and lived in the South Jersey area most of his life. He was an Animal Control Officer for Animal Care of South Jersey for 20 years. Most recently he was a truck driver for R.E. Michel Co. of Egg Harbor Twp. He was an avid horse enthusiast.
He is survived by his wife Pat (nee: Maule), nine children: Dennis Chadwick, Lisa Barnes, Mary Ballantine, Joseph & Thomas Conroy, Colleen Corson, and Michael, Bernadette, and Christopher Daisey; his mother: Miriam M. Conroy; one brother, Francis "Chuck" Conroy; three sisters: Gerry Leonarski, Kathy Martino, and Deborah Papaneri; 20 grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Family & friends are invited to the viewing, Monday evening, 7-9 PM and Tuesday morning, from 10-11 AM at Boakes Funeral Home, 6050 Main St., Mays Landing. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, 11:30 AM at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Rt. 50 and 2nd St., Mays Landing. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Holy Redeemer Hospice, 1801 Rt. 9 North, Swainton, NJ 08210.
WHARTON, RICHARD F., 94, of Brigantine, died at Atlantic City Medical Center, Mainland Division, on August 9, 2001. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he has been a resident of Brigantine for the last 30 years. He was a musician who played the guitar for many bands including Bunny Beregan and the Dick Wharton Trio and was a longtime member of the Musicians Union. Mr. Wharton was also a Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus in Upper Darby.
He is predeceased by his first wife Laura A. (nee Gunn) and is survived by his wife Mary (nee Clark) and his daughter Laurel Buongiovanni and her husband James. He was the proud grandfather of James, Lauren, Kristen and Richard and was the great grandfather of eight.
Relatives and friends are invited to his Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M. on Monday morning August 13, 2001 at St. Thomas Church, 8th Street, Brigantine. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his memory to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center, P.O. Box 773, Brigantine, NJ 08203. Family arrangements by Keates-Plum Funeral Home, Brigantine. 609-266-3481. A Life Celebration Home.
GORDON, JOHN J., 64, of Mays Landing, died Tuesday morning at his home. John was born and raised in Philadelphia, and lived in Mays Landing for the past 24 years. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked for Testwell Craig Testing Laboratories, Inc. of Mays Landing, for eighteen years until his retirement. He is survived by his daughter, Pamela Earle and her husband Jim, his son Brad Gordon and his wife Michelle, his grandson, Jason Earle, all of Mays Landing, and his brother, Robert Gordon of Brigantine. Services will be private under the direction of the Boakes Funeral Home of Mays Landing. Interment will be in the Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery of Estell Manor.
MERKORD, ALICE MAE, 90, of Absecon, passed away August 9, 2001 at the home of her daughter to join her husband Albert in eternal life. She was a member of Absecon Fire Department Auxiliary, and was also a member of the Women's Republican Club of Absecon.
Survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Boucher of Absecon, grandchildren, Walter Newman, Jr., Albert Newman, John Newman, Scott M. Boucher, & Mark D. Boucher, 13 great-grandchildren, one great-great- granddaughter, brother, Harry Leeds, Sr., of Oceanville, and one sister, Freda Mathis also of Oceanville. Predeceased by her sister, Margaret Broskey and brother, Wilmer Leeds.
Services will be held on Monday, August 13, at 11AM at Parsels Funeral Home, 324 New Jersey Ave., Absecon, with internment to follow at Germania Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday 10AM until the time of the service.
Donations in her memory can be made to the American Cancer Society, 626 Shore Rd., Absecon.
CORRIGAN, JAMES L., 63, of Ocean City, and formerly of Philadelphia, PA. The wind beneath our wings has gone to his eternal rest on August 10, 2001. From there he will watch over his wife Eileen, his daughter Eileen Sarah and the rest of his loving family. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Camilla Hall Infirmary for our Elderly Nuns of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, P.O. Box 700, Immaculata, PA, 19345. It is our respected wish that you pray for his family.
DAVIS, RAYMOND T., (GIBSON), 46, of Little Egg Harbor, died August 9, at Southern Ocean County Hospital in Manahawkin. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he resided in Blackwood, moving here 19 years ago. Mr. Davis was a Security Officer for Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City for 20 years. He was a graduate of Deptford High School and was an accomplished baseball pitcher serving in the All Southern N.J. Conference. He was also active with the Deptford Little League. He was preceded in death by his parents Samuel & Anna May Benner Davis and his step father Harry Gibson. Surviving are his devoted wife of 24 years Irene Lynn, (nee) Wells, his beloved daughters: Danielle and Tracy both of Little Egg Harbor, his sister: Joann Widing of Little Egg Harbor, his brother, Harry Gibson, Jr. of Deptford, his step brothers: Ken Pedrick of Ohio, John Pedrick of Collingswood and Henry (Harry) Gibson of Philadelphia, PA, his ½ sister Chrissy Davis and ½ brother Scott Davis both of Philadelphia, and other loving family members. Services will be held Tuesday, August 14, at 11a.m. at Maxwell Funeral Home, 160 Mathistown Rd., Little Egg Harbor. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Tuckerton. Friends may call Monday, August 13 from 7-9p.m. and after 10a.m. Tuesday. Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1035 Hooper Ave., Suite 2, Toms River, NJ 08753-8322.
LEWIS, ELIZABETH DAVIS, 73, of Atlantic City, died Wednesday, August 29, 2001, at her home. She was born in Rockinham, NC. She came to Atlantic City in 1949, began working at the Penncrest Hotel as a Supervisor over housekeeping from which she had retired. Mrs. Lewis was a fun loving person who cared about people, supporting them in many ways.
She leaves to cherish a memory: a daughter, Mary Bradley of Galloway; three grandchildren, Lavar Hands, Geneen and Tiosha Bradley; one sister, Annie Bell Crouch, of Atlantic City; five brothers, Brady Davis of Sacramento, CA, Isaac Davis of Elwood, Jacob, Leroy and Johnnie Davis all of Atlantic City; and former husband, Laymon Lewis of Atlantic City, and best friend, Arlene Lewis of Atlantic City, a host of nephews, nieces and cousins.
Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, September 6, 2001, at the Greenidge Funeral Home, Atlantic City where friends may call from 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Atlantic City Cemetery, Pleasantville.
MULCAHEY, ROBERT M. "Poor ol' Mul" 86, of Ewing, passed on in peace in his home with his family on September 24. He celebrated his 86th birthday on September 23. He lived a wonderful life that he shared with Martha, his wife of 59 years. Together they spread their love with their children: MaryLou and Paul Bro-phy, Kathleen and David Spelkoman, Robert Jr. and Beth, Martha Klink, Michael, Maggie and Rob (Smitty) Smyth, Thomas and Kevin. They enriched the lives of their grandchildren: Shawn and Shane Diehl, Tracy and Chris Schmidt, Melinda, Bobby III, Ian, Tommy, Colleen, and Jason and Lindsay Smyth. They will forever watch over their great-grandchildren: Bobby IV, Samantha and Drew. Always quick with a joke, he will be missed by so many. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 24 at St. Theresa's Church in Tuckerton at 9:30 am. A celebration of his life will start at 11 am at the Redman Lodge in Tuckerton. To RSVP, please call 609-652-3976
FORSS, JENNIE I., 98, died Tuesday, October 9, 2001 at her home in Belleplain.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was raised in Aland Island, Sweden. She was the oldest of nine children. At the young age of 19 she returned to the U.S. where she did domestic work in New York City. On May 1, 1938, Jennie married Felix Forss. Jennie and Felix were blessed with three children: Roger, Robert and Ruth (Conti). Jennie continued to work in New York City until she retired to her home in Belleplain at the age of 81. Blessed with good health, she lived alone and cared for herself until she recently became ill. She loved to cook and attended the Boston Cooking School. Her family will never forget her apple pies and Swedish pancakes.
Jennie was a charter member of the Parkway South Seventh-day Adventist Church in Marmora and was the oldest member there. She leaves with us to cherish her love for God and family and her zeal for a healthy lifestyle.
Jennie is survived by one daughter, Ruth Conti and her husband Carmen of Sea Isle City; granddaughter, Carrie Foulke and her husband Glen of Ocean City; great grandsons, Evan and Jonathan Foulke; grandson, Carmen N. Conti and his wife Nicole of Sea Isle City; son, Roger Forss and his wife Paulette of Belleplain; grandson, Luke Forss of Belleplain; granddaughter, Ingrid Forss of Walla Walla, WA; and son, Robert and his wife Barbara Forss of Tucson, AZ; grandson, Jonathan R. Forss and his wife Rebecca of Lafayette, IN; great grandsons, Jonathan A. and Andrew Forss and grandson Steven Forss of Lafayette, IN; and, not to be forgotten, her caregiver, Girlyn, who loved and compassionately cared for her in her recent illness.
Jennie was preceded in death by her husband, Felix; a sister, Mimmi Larsen and brothers Alvar Osterlund, Holger Osterlund and Johan "Runar" Osterlund. In addition to her children, Jennie is survived by one brother, Arne Osterlund and three sisters, Lilly Hanson, Lea Matson and Anni Osterlund, all of Sweden, and many nieces and nephews in Sweden and the U.S.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 15, 2001 at 11 a.m. at the Parkway South Seventh-day Adventist Church, located on the corner of Roosevelt Blvd. and Rt 9 in Marmora. A viewing for family and friends will be held for one hour beginning at 10 a.m.
The interment will be made at Fairview Cemetery in Cape May Court House.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Parkway South S.D.A. Church, PO Box 807, Marmora, NJ 08223.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Krause & Dinan Funeral Home, Ocean View.
RYAN, ELEANOR H., 91, of Ocean City, went home to be with Lord on October 11, 2001.
Born in Philadelphia, PA she was a summer resident of Ocean City from 1950 until retiring here in 1972.
She was retired from the electronics command of the United States Army in Philadelphia, PA.
Mrs. Ryan attended the Linwood Community Church and was a member of Ocean City Baptist Church since 1973 where she was a member of the Ladies Berean Class.
She was preceeded in death by her daughter, Ruth Ellen Schalles in 1995.
She is survived by her son and daughter in law, John J. and Mildred Ryan of Philadelphia, PA; son Frank T. Ryan of New Albany, PA; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Her funeral service will be offered Monday morning at eleven o'clock from The Godfrey Funeral Home of Palermo, 644 South Shore Road, Palermo, where friends may call from half past ten o'clock until the time of service. Burial will follow in Seaside Cemetery, Palermo.
The family suggests those who desire send memorial contributions to The Atlantic City Rescue Mission. PO Box 5358, Atlantic City, NJ 08404
WARBURTON, EDNA E., 72, of Brigantine, died suddenly on October 11, 2001 in Chesapeake, VA. She is survived by her sons Russ and Tom of Mays Landing, both Vietnam Veterans; a sister Anna Jones of Chesapeake, VA; and a loving niece Helen Macready of Brigantine. She is also survived by six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and many loving family members. He love has touched many, and she will be missed by all who knew her. Viewings will be held on Tuesday 7-9 PM and Wednesday 10-11 AM at Boakes Funeral Home, 6050 Main St., Mays Landing. Services will be held on 11 AM Wednesday. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Mays Landing. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans Chapter, 601 Dolphin Ave., Northfield, NJ 08225.
TANO, LYDIA (GERRY), (nee EBY), 97, of Hammonton, died Friday, October 12, 2001 at her residence. Born in Folsom, she was a life long area resident. She worked in Bakeries at the age of 16 until her retirement in 1974 including Simons, Stecks and Ideal Bakeries. She also worked as a clerk for Dans Stationery and Godfreys Rexall Drug Store.
Surviving are daughter, Thelma T. Tomasello and her husband, Norman of Elm; Constance Goff of Egg Harbor Twp. and the late Lynne Mills of Atlantic City; loving grandmother of: Edward Bertino and wife Cathy; Robert and wife Janice; Lee Tomasello and wife Marcy; Ronald Tomasello and wife Dorann. Great grandmother of Edward Bertino, Jr.; Robert Bertino, Jr.; Cathy Ann (Bertino) Linane and husband, Joseph, Bonnie Tomasello, Natalie Tomasello, Norman Tomasello, Jr and Ronald Tomasello.
Relatives and Friends are invited to attend Burial Office Monday 11;00 a.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Peach St and Central Ave., Hammonton. Burial Greenmount Cemetery. Viewing Monday after 10:00 a.m. at the church. Arrangements by the Marinella Funeral Home, 102 N. 3rd St., Hammonton. Donations: St. Mark's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 441, Hammonton, NJ 08037.
PHIFER, THELMA M., 88, of Millville, died Friday afternoon at Genesis Elder Care after an extended illness. Born in Prospect Park, PA she had been a Millville area resident most of her life. Member of Cumberland United Methodist Church and a former Sunday School Teacher. Served on the Election Board for many years. Enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing, reading and playing the piano.
Pre-deceased by her husband George, she is survived by two sons: George and James; and one daughter, Carole Sahms all of Millville. One brother, John Panco of Mauricetown and one sister, Phyllis Panco of Buena; six grandchildren and seventeen great grand children.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday in Barbetti Funeral Home, 2104 E. Main St. Burial in Cumberland Methodist Cemetery. Viewing Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions to Cumberland Methodist Cemetery maintenance fund, c/o E. Everland, 5384 Rt. 49, Millville NJ 08332.
SUTTON, DAVID "Jim", 75, of Millville, died Wednesday evening at the home of his sister Gladys Robert in South Dennis. Jim was born & raised in South Dennis and was a 50 year Millville City resident. He was the husband of the late Edna Mae (Tevis) who died in 2000. He was also pre-deceased by two brothers, Donnie & Louie.
Jim was a retired Truck Driver. He was a longtime employee of National Freight. He had also drove truck for Charlie Roberts & Certainteed Ins. Co. He enjoyed motorcycles, go carts & stock car racing. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of W.W. II.
He is survived by one son & daughter-in-law: Ronald & Raffaelli Hofflinger, of Vineland, six grandchildren & 10 great grandchildren, three sisters; Gladys Roberts, of South Dennis, Ruth Hart, of Swainton and Marie Tozer, of Fla., and one brother, LeRoy Sutton, of South Dennis.
Funeral Services will be conducted on Monday at 10 A.M. in the Pancoast Funeral Home, 676 South Main Road, Vineland where friends will be received after 8:30 A.M. Burial will be in the Greenwood Memorial Park, Millville. For those who wish memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Assoc. of N.J., 917 N. Main St., Toms River, N.J. 08753.