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Radzieta Funeral Home

Radzieta Funeral Home is a continuation of the funeral home established in 1850. It is recognized as one of the oldest funeral establishments in the country and has been serving families throughout Cape May County since that time. John L. Radzieta purchased the firm in 1970, and his son John J. Radzieta now manages it. The staff takes pride in offering personalized service to all the families we serve, giving careful attention to the needs to each of our families on an individual basis. We provide services for burial and cremation to honor the life of your loved one.
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Our Obituaries

Catherine M. Dougherty

September 9, 1938 - September 16, 2017

DOUGHERTY, CATHERINE M., 79, of Ocean View, NJ, passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Maurice and Kathryn Shaner Walsh, she moved here in 1962 from Philadelphia. She graduated from West Catholic High School and was a member of St. Joseph Church in Sea Isle City. Mrs. Dougherty was the former owner of Ocean View Plumbing Supply. She started her...
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Kathryn "Kathy" A. Grey

November 24, 1948 - September 16, 2017

Grey, Kathryn "Kathy" A. 68 – of Avalon, NJ passed away peacefully after a brief illness on September 16, 2017. She was born in Philadelphia to the late Ernest and Catherine Hall and raised her family in Richboro, PA before moving permanently to Avalon in 2004. Kathy worked at Sand Barrens Country Club where she was affectionately known as the "Beverage……". Kathy is survived by her...
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Matthew A. Gurzenski, Jr.

February 11, 1940 - September 10, 2017

Gurzenski Jr., Matthew A. of Cape May Court House NJ, passed away on September 10, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Matthew and Helen Czapla Gurzenski, Sr., he summered here for 30 years before moving here permanently 15 years ago. He was a retired police officer for the City of Philadelphia. Mr. Gurzenski was a member of Our Lady of the Angels Church, the F.O.P. Lodge 5, and the...
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Ronald W. Lockhart, Sr.

December 12, 1931 - September 7, 2017

Lockhart, Sr., Ronald W. – 85 of Stone Harbor, NJ passed away September 7, 2017. He was born in Van Buren, AR to the late William and Reba (formerly Hays) Lockhart. At age 16 he joined the US Marine Corps and did a tour of duty in Korea. Upon his return from Korea, he attended the University of Tulsa, where he earned a degree in Chemical Engineering. He worked in Baltimore, MD and Billings, MT...
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Nicholas Fabrizio

May 10, 1947 - September 6, 2017

FABRIZIO, NICHOLAS, 70, of Rio Grande, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Cape Regional Medical Center. Born in Atlantic City to the late Alfred and Philomena Proccacci Fabrizio, he moved to Cape May County over 25 years ago from Atlantic City. He enjoyed Bingo and the casinos. He is survived by his sister, Katherine (Gasbarro) Schiavino of Chadds Ford, PA; his nieces, Donna Marie...
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Lamont E. Richardson

May 21, 1951 - September 5, 2017

Richardson, Lamont E., 66 – formerly of Wildwood, NJ passed away Sept. 5, 2017. Survived by his children: Sheldon Richardson, Nathaniel Richardson, Nacine Bryant, Ebony Richardson, and Lamont Richardson II. Services will be Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 at Radzieta Funeral Home, 9 Hand Ave., Cape May Court House, NJ 08210. Viewing from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm and a time of sharing will follow at 2:30 pm.
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Thomas J. Wood

September 12, 1942 - September 2, 2017

WOOD, THOMAS J., 74, of Rio Grande, NJ, passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Thomas and Della Gallela Wood, he moved here seven years ago from Havertown, PA. He was a member of Our Lady of the Angels Church. Tom enjoyed getting a deal at yard sales, flea markets, and estate sales. He collected German steins and had a passion for food and football....
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Evangeline Skegas Maier

March 15, 1927 - September 1, 2017

Maier, Evangeline Skegas, 90 - of Wildwood, NJ passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on September 1, 2017. She was born on March 15, 1927 in New Kensington, PA to George and Magdalene Skegas. Evangeline attended Thiel College in Greenville, PA where she majored in English and minored in Mathematics. While at Thiel, she met her future husband Kenneth Henry Maier. They married in 1949,...
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Florence Ruth Robinson

March 4, 1919 - September 1, 2017

ROBINSON, FLORENCE RUTH (WILEY), 98, of Dorchester, passed away peacefully at home on September 1, 2017. Born on March 4, 1919 in Toronto Gore, Ontario, Ruth was the daughter of the late William and Clara (Williams) Wiley. While in Canada, Ruth worked on the family dairy farm and during WWII assembled airplane wings for British mosquito fighter planes at Massey-Harris. After meeting and...
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Karen Renee Lee

February 13, 1956 - August 31, 2017

LEE, KAREN RENEE, 61, of North Cape May, NJ, formerly of Philadelphia, PA, passed away on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Cooper University Hospital. She was born in Philadelphia and moved to North Cape May 12 years ago after living in Belleplain and Florida. She was a unit clerk at Cape Regional Medical Center. Karen loved cooking and watching cooking shows. She enjoyed traveling to Florida and...
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Edward G. Orzech

October 26, 1939 - August 28, 2017

ORZECH, EDWARD G., - 77, of Stone Harbor, NJ passed away August 28, 2017. Ed was born the youngest of 7 children in Conshohocken, PA to the late Joseph N. and Anna Orzech (formerly Chrostowska). He graduated from St. Matthew High School in 1957 and later served in the US Army. He then lived in King of Prussia and along with his wife Janet opened The Paisley Shoppe in Wayne, PA in 1972 and...
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Catherine Margaret Warf

October 2, 1948 - August 28, 2017

WARF, CATHERINE M., 68, passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017, at the Autumn Lake Healthcare at Ocean View, NJ. Catherine was born October 2, 1948 in Philadelphia, PA to the late James E. Warf and the late Helen (Blake) Warf. She is survived by brothers James (Patty) Warf of Florida, Wayne (Jennifer) Warf of Indiana, sisters Margaret Kohute of Pennsylvania, Helen Marie Mount of New Jersey,...
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Max Barry Willis

October 26, 1934 - August 28, 2017

Willis, Max Barry 82 - of Rio Grande, NJ passed away peacefully on August 28, 2017. Max was born Oct. 26, 1934 to the late David and Georgia (Gaskill) Willis of Harkers Island, NC. After graduating from Beaufort High School in NC, Max joined the United States Coast Guard in August of 1952. He served proudly and honorably for 26 years, including service in the Vietnam War. Other notable...
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Rene E. Bingham

February 19, 1929 - August 28, 2017

BINGHAM, RENE E., - 88, of Cape May Court House, NJ died on Monday, August 28, 2017. She was born in Philadelphia, PA, the daughter of the late Edwin and Marguerite Pidgeon Broseman. She was an area resident since 1945, living in Cape May Court House since 1951. She was a retired nurses aide for thirty years at the former Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital. She is survived by a son, Nelson E., Sr...
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Ronald Eugene Gheysens, Jr.

July 31, 1975 - August 27, 2017

GHEYSENS, JR., RONALD E., - 42, of Laurel Lake, NJ, died on Sunday, August 27, 2017, at his home. He was born in Cape May Court House, NJ, son of J. Blanche Caprioni Creamer and the late Ronald E., Sr. He was employed by the Caprioni Septic Company. He attended the Calvary Baptist Church of Ocean View. He enjoyed the outdoors, music, and working with developmentally challenged young adults. He is...
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Patricia D. McKenna

July 30, 1952 - August 26, 2017

Patricia Ann Durney McKenna, 65 - of North Cape May, NJ passed away on August 26, 2017 at Victoria Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at Radzieta Funeral Home, 9 Hand Ave. Cape May Court House, NJ 08210 on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 11 a.m. There will be no viewing. Patricia will be buried with her parents in Bucks County, PA at a later date. Patricia was born in Holland, PA ...
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Jane L. "Jenny" Gery

April 12, 1936 - August 24, 2017

Gery, Jane Blakely, 81 "Jenny"– of Stone Harbor, NJ passed away at home on August 24, 2017 surrounded by her family. Born in Philadelphia, PA to the late James R.Y. Blakely, Jr. and Mildred Blakely, Jenny was a graduate of Haddonfield Memorial HS and Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida (Class of 1957). She is survived by her husband, Philip C. Gery; her children: Alison Paige Sachs ...
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Ruth Barbara 'Shaw' Verity

July 5, 1932 - August 23, 2017

VERITY, RUTH BARBARA 'SHAW', - 85, of Cape May Court House, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on August 23, 2017 after a short hospitalization. She was born on July 5, 1932, in Lower Township, NJ, to Harry and Florence Shaw. She graduated from Cape May High School. On August 15, 1953, she married Leonard Verity Jr. whom she loved for 64 years. She worked for New Jersey Natural Gas, now...
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Shannon L. Quintana-Murray

February 13, 1979 - August 21, 2017

Shannon L. Quintana (Murray), 38, of Woodbine, New Jersey, peacefully entered eternal rest on August 21, 2017. She passed on while sleeping. Shannon was born on February 13,1979 in Cape May Court House to the late Leon Murray and Elizabeth Murray. Shannon attended Woodbine Elementary School and graduated from Millville High School. Shannon continued her education and became a Certified Nursing...
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Anne Pulaski

August 18, 1933 - August 15, 2017

PULASKI, ANNE, 83, of South Dennis, NJ, passed away on August 15, 2017. Born and raised in South Dennis, she was married to the late Anthony Pulaski. She is survived by 7 children, Tony, Linda, Michael, Casimir, Kevin, Robert, and Brian; 22 grandchildren; 46 great grandchildren; and 2 great great grandchildren. She had a career as a hair dresser in Stone Harbor and in retirement volunteered her...
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Norman J. Boyd

August 21, 1930 - August 15, 2017

BOYD, NORMAN J., 86, of Wildwood, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Born in Philadelphia to the late Philip and Laura Burroughs Boyd, he moved here 17 years ago from Southwest Philadelphia. He spent many summers in West Wildwood where the family kept their boat. A U.S. Marine Corps Veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of the Elks, Moose, and VFW. He enjoyed fishing but his family...
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Margaret Levering

July 11, 1929 - August 14, 2017

LEVERING, MARGARET, - 88, of Cape May Court House, NJ, died on Monday, August 14, 2017. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa. the daughter of the late Bernard and Marie O'Toole Connor. She had been an area resident for sixty-five years living in North Wildwood prior to moving to Cape May Court House. She was a former member of St. Ann's R.C. Church and attended Our Lady of the Angels Church. She was...
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Juanita E. Lewis

September 14, 1950 - August 14, 2017

Lewis, Juanita Eileen Payne, 66, of Woodbine, NJ, peacefully entered eternal rest on August 14, 2017 in her sleep. Juanita was born on September 14, 1950 in Atlantic City, NJ to the late Charles and Beatrice Payne. Juanita attended Woodbine Elementary School and graduated from Millville Senior High School in 1968. Juanita continued her education and received her nursing degree at Cape May County...
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Ned C. Dittmar

June 5, 1935 - August 10, 2017

DITTMAR, NED C., 82, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Charles Randolph and Marion Louis Dittmar, he lived here for 23 years after moving from North Cape May. He was a member of Cape May Lutheran Church and of the Elks Club. The former president of Grace Oil Company, Mr. Dittmar also served in the National Guard. He...
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Catherine J. Hoff

November 2, 1931 - August 9, 2017

HOFF, CATHERINE J., 85, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Born in Spring Lake, NJ to the late Samuel and Catherine Seidel Kelly, she moved here in the early 1950s from Pottstown, PA. She loved Christmas and her Christmas decorations especially the animated ones. She collected salt and pepper shakers, snow globes, carousels, and other knick knacks. One of her...
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Charles H. Mabry, Jr.

November 19, 1945 - August 7, 2017

Charles Henry Mabry, Jr. was born November 19, 1945, the first born son of Charles Henry Mabry, Sr. and Constance Marie Johnson. He departed this life on August 7, 2017 at his home in Whitesboro, NJ. Charles was a lifelong resident of Whitesboro and attended the Whitesboro Grammar School and Middle Township High School. He served in the US Navy aboard the USS Pickaway and USS Paul Revere from...
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Ruth Elizabeth Carroll

January 22, 1931 - August 4, 2017

On August 4th, Ruth (Williams) Carroll (born 1-21-31) passed at home and was reunited with her husband (of 62 years) James A. Carroll, and dozens of their four-legged companions just beyond the pearly gates. A daughter of a coal miner and a homemaker, and 1 of 5 children, she was a resourceful and tenacious survivor of The Great Depression. Ruth was born at home, in Pennington Gap, Virginia and...
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Bernice Ardella Hopkins

September 9, 1927 - August 2, 2017

HOPKINS, BERNICE ARDELLA, 89, of Mays Landing, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Thomas W. and Rhodella Edwina Hughes, Sr., she moved to New Jersey 20 years ago from Baltimore, MD. While in Maryland, she was a supervisor at Westinghouse and an elementary school teacher. She enjoyed playing Pinochle, shopping, reading, trading stocks, and cooking. ...
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Roy William Hartle, Sr.

November 9, 1931 - August 1, 2017

HARTLE, SR., ROY WILLIAM, 85 , of Villas, NJ, passed away August 1, 2017. He was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Thomas and Florence Hartle and served in the US Army during the Korean War. Roy later worked as a wood pattern maker for Industrial Patterns in Riverside, NJ. He was a member of the R.W. Grand Masonic Lodge in Philadelphia for 51 years. Roy is survived by his wife of 57 years,...
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Donna Lou Norbury

October 30, 1963 - July 31, 2017

Donna Lou Norbury, 53 years old Donna Lou Norbury went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 31, 2017. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and has faithfully supported this and other Christian organizations. Born in Cape May Court House, Donna lived in this area most of her life with her father, Leslie A. Norbury, and mother, Mary (Roosevelt) Norbury. She...
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Robert John Salasovic

July 27, 1938 - July 30, 2017

SALASOVIC, ROBERT JOHN, 79, of Cape May Court House, NJ, formerly of Philadelphia, on July 30, 2017. Born in Philadelphia and resident for 77 years before moving to Brookdale in Cape May Court House two years ago. He served in the US Navy and was a member of St. Agnes Church, serving as lector and choir member, and member of Catholic War Veterans. Enjoyed traveling. Son of the late George and...
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Patrick J. McAteer

May 16, 1946 - July 30, 2017

McAteer, Patrick J., 71 – Pat was born in Philadelphia on May 16, 1946 and passed away on July 30, 2017 in Rio Grande, NJ. He was predeceased by his mother, Catherine "Cass" nee Campbell and his father, Barney "Harry"; and survived by his wife Linda (Kukla); and his siblings: Barney (Joanne), Timmy (Bunny), Tommy (Maggie), Sally (Bob) Hagy, and Michael; and numerous nieces, nephews, and...
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Robert J. Adams

June 2, 1968 - July 30, 2017

Adams, Robert J. 49 – of Rio Grande, NJ passed away July 30, 2017. He was born to Raymond and Ella (formerly Clement) Adams, Jr. and worked as a painter for NJ Stone Painting. Robert was a bass player and played in groups such as Stumbling Jack and SoulShine. He is predeceased by his mother Ella and grandparents: Clara Robinson, Clinton Clement, Florence Adams, and Raymond Adams, Sr. Robert...
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Brenton Charles Clark

December 6, 1974 - July 26, 2017

CLARK, BRENTON CHARLES, 42, of South Dennis, NJ went to be with his Lord on July 26, 2017. Survived by his mother, Charlotte Clark Bohan; his sister, Wendy Clark Ambler (Earl); his niece and nephew, Grace and Caleb; and his biological father, Barry Clark. He was preceded in death by his step-father, Christopher Bohan. Brenton was a 1993 graduate of Bel Air High School in Maryland, an avid guitar...
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Robert H. Powell

March 12, 1922 - July 25, 2017

POWELL, ROBERT H., 95, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on July 25, 2017. Born in Ocean City, NJ to the late William and Mary Shore Powell, he was raised in Marmora and has lived in Cape May Court House for over 35 years. A Naval Air Veteran of the Korean War, he later worked as a test pilot for NAFEC. Mr. Powell loved to travel the world. In his later years, he liked to the Lancaster...
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Rose M. Spina

May 20, 1922 - July 20, 2017

Rose M. Spina, 95, - of Tuckahoe, passed away surrounded by loved ones, on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. She was raised in Belleplain, NJ by her parents Gaetano and Concetta Macellaro. She was a member of both St. Casimir and Church of the Resurrection. She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Spina, her daughter Mary Ann Linnington, her husband Paul Linnington, brother Frank Macellaro, and...
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Elizabeth Anne "Bette" Sherman

October 15, 1932 - July 20, 2017

Elizabeth Anne "Bette" Sherman, 84, of Cape May Court House, NJ, died peacefully at home on July 20, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Bette was born in Philadelphia, PA to Henry George Sr. and Margaret Black Ulrich in 1932 where she grew up alongside her sister, Margaret Mary Dodson and her brother Henry George Ulrich, Jr., all of by whom she is predeceased. Bette and her parents moved to...
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John Paul Weber

March 3, 1955 - July 19, 2017

After a long battle with cancer, John Paul Weber, of Myrtle Beach, SC and Cape May Court House, NJ passed away peacefully at his home in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on July 19, 2017. He was 62 years old. The son of the late Rene and Helen Weber, he was born in and grew up in Stamford, Connecticut. Mr. Weber attended the University of Rhode Island on a football scholarship where he earned a...
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Virginia L. Vinci

August 30, 1932 - July 19, 2017

Vinci, Virginia L.-- of Stone Harbor, 84, passed away on Wednesday, July 19th with her loving husband, John, by her side. A lifelong resident of the Wildwoods and Stone Harbor, Virginia attended Wildwood High School and graduated in 1950. Ginny worked for Bell Telephone Company for over 35 years, starting as an operator in the Wildwood office, then as a supervisor, then finished her career at...
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Nick J. Badame

March 14, 1931 - July 18, 2017

Nick J. Badame, 86 of Swainton, NJ, passed away on July 18, 2017. Nick is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, RoseLee (Potorti); daughter LeaRose Mazurie (John) of Ocean View and son Nick R. Badame (Michelle) of Swainton; 5 grandchildren, BreAnna Badame, Dana Badame, Nicky Badame, John Mazurie, III and Leo Mazurie; 2 great-grandchildren Christopher and Carter Moore; Brother Frank Bodoni ...
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James Sarandoulias

July 23, 1943 - July 18, 2017

SARANDOULIAS, JAMES, 73, of North Cape May, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Born in Newark, NJ to the late Chris and Anna Sarandoulias, he moved here in 1997 from Clifton, NJ. He worked as a State Parole Officer for the State of New Jersey. He later worked at Marlboro Flower Nursery in Green Creek for several summers, where he truly enjoyed sharing his passion with gardening with the...
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Larry Wayne Wilson

April 5, 1960 - July 17, 2017

WILSON, LARRY WAYNE, 57, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017. He is survived by his family Jeanie, Coby, Jennifer and Stacy Matthews; Candie Castellanos; Connie Staff; Lee Parent; and Jerry Pelham. A Celebration of Larry's Life will be held on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 1:00 pm at 62 Siegtown Road, Cape May Court House.
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Alexander C. Rack III

February 5, 1937 - July 14, 2017

Rack III, Alexander C. 80 – of Villas, NJ passed away July 14, 2017. He was born in Philadelphia, PA and moved to Cape May County at a young age. He served in the US Navy and was a member of the Villas VFW. He worked as a fisherman for various Cape May fisheries and worked 10 years in the Middle Township School District as a custodian. He is predeceased by his mother Margaret Valenteen and...
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Paul G. Ekstrom

January 18, 1947 - July 13, 2017

Ekstrom, Paul G. – 70, of Goshen, NJ, passed away July 13, 2017. Born in Wildwood and raised in Wildwood Crest, he was a lifelong resident of Cape May County. Paul graduated from Wildwood High School, Class of "65", served in the U.S. Army 1966-1968. After being honorably discharged, he returned home. He was active in the community and served as a Little League Coach, past member of the...
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Jude T. Gleason

June 20, 1932 - July 12, 2017

GLEASON, JUDE T., age 85, of Cape May Court House, NJ, died on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa. the son of the late Mary Sue (Maguire) Gleason. He was a resident here for twelve years moving from Bensalem, Pa. He was a graduate of Brown Prep School and St. Joseph's College. He received his Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma...
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Vince Talarico

June 27, 1947 - July 10, 2017

Talarico, Vince 70 – of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away July 10, 2017. He was born in Philadelphia to Giovanni and Stefania Talarico. He is a retired fireman from the Philadelphia Fire Department and moved to Cape May County 30 years ago. Vince currently worked for Sea Gear Outfitters in Cape May and formerly served on the School Board of the North Wildwood School District. Vince loved the...
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Veronica R. Kohler

July 17, 1943 - July 9, 2017

Kohler, Veronica R., "Ronnie" 73 – of Rio Grande, NJ passed peacefully away July 9, 2017. She was born in Philadelphia to the late Samuel and Emily Kelly and moved to Cape May County in the early 1950's. Ronnie worked as a deli worker for J&H Deli in Wildwood. She loved to go camping and play bingo but her greatest love was her family. Ronnie is survived by her husband John; her children:...
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Theodore W. Franklin, Jr.

February 1, 1949 - July 8, 2017

Theodore Wilsey Franklin Jr. (Wookie) was born February 1, 1949 to Joan Brooks and Theodore Franklin in Atlantic City NJ. Theodore attended Pleasantville Senior High School, where he played left tackle for the Pleasantville High Greyhounds. After graduating high school, Theodore went into the United States Coast Guard and served 4 years as an engineer. After leaving the Coast Guard, he worked...
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Carol M. Miner

January 1, 1935 - July 8, 2017

Miner, Carol Miller, 82, of Goshen, peacefully passed in her beloved home Saturday, July 8, 2017 surrounded by loved ones. She is survived by six children; Christopher Diller (Mary Kline), Donald Miner (Terri-Ann Giandomenico), Michael Miner (Jodi), Katharine Diller, Lisa Diller (Michael Sarsfield), Jessica Graves (Ted); Grandchildren Brittany Miller, Natalie Diller, Charlton "Chili" Graves and...
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Virginia Endy McConnell

December 12, 1934 - July 8, 2017

McCONNELL, VIRGINIA ENDY, 82, of Stone Harbor, NJ and Devon, PA, passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Born in Cynwyd, PA to the late William Frederic Endy and Kathleen Hogan Endy, she was a member of St. Monica's Church in Berwyn, PA. Ginny enjoyed the love and laughter in her life. She loved the beach, gardening, bridge and the time she spent with her grandkids. She had many great times as a...
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Emma Jean Henry

April 8, 1936 - July 8, 2017

HENRY, EMMA JEAN, 81, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Born in Weldon, AR, she moved to Cape May Court House 14 years ago from Medina, OH. While in Medina, she was the owner of a Bob Evans Restaurant. She was a member of the SOAR Church in Woodbine, where she served as Deaconess. She loved cooking, but devoted her time to her husband, children, grandchildren,...
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William M. Farrell

December 28, 1947 - July 2, 2017

FARRELL, WILLIAM M., 69, of Cape May Court House, NJ, born and raised in West Philadelphia, graduate of Saint John Bartram, graduate of the University of the Republic of Vietnam Class of 1969, retired Philadelphia Police Department, artist, poet, dreamer…one of the last true renaissance men, passed peacefully with his family surrounding him on Sunday, July 2, 2017. A decorated Army Veteran...
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Joan M. Nizzardi

October 3, 1934 - July 1, 2017

Nizzardi, Joan M. 82 – of Wildwood Crest, NJ passed away July 1, 2017. She was born in Camden, NJ to the late George and Mary Johnson. She moved to Cape May County in 1993 after living in Collingswood and worked at Bellanova Clothing Store in Stone Harbor. Joan is survived by her husband, Peter Nizzardi; her children: Robby Nizzardi, Caroline Eaves, Laura Willis, and Leann Wright; sister...
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Wilfredo "Wolfie" Santana

October 24, 1960 - June 30, 2017

Santana, Wilfredo "Wolfie" 56 - a house painter and longtime resident of Woodbine, NJ passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family and friends on June 30, 2017. Wolfie is survived by his mother, Josefa Santana, his wife Mirta; and children: Elsie, Mildred, Wilson, Marisol, Juan, and Ricardo. He is also survived by 7 brothers, 4 sisters, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, 17...
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Helen Gaskill

September 12, 1924 - June 29, 2017

Gaskill, Helen 92 – of West Cape May, NJ passed away June 29, 2017. She was born in Johnstown, PA to the late Charles and Catherine Radek. Helen moved to Cape May County in 1952 with her son, Robert and married the late Robert M. Gaskill, Sr. Helen loved being a homemaker and watching TV with her cats, especially her lap cat "Kit" who sadly passed four days prior to Helen and was surely waiting...
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Patricia Ann Dougherty

May 24, 1951 - June 27, 2017

Dougherty, Patricia A. (nee Steiger) - on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, went to her eternal rest. Born on May 24, 1951 in Wildwood Crest, NJ, she attended both St. Ann's Elementary School and graduated from Wildwood Catholic High School. Patsy lived in Rio Grande, NJ since 1979 and was a great influence to the kids and a friend to those in the community. She retired from the Cape May County Special...
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Elizabeth M. Connelly

August 30, 1932 - June 27, 2017

Elizabeth Mary Connelly August 30, 1932 – June 27, 2017 Elizabeth M. Connelly, 84, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away peacefully on June 27, 2017 surrounded by her family. Born in Asbury Park, NJ on August 30, 1932, Betty was raised by her parents Francis Roney and Elizabeth Traum in Philadelphia, PA along with her two brothers, John "Jack" and Robert Roney. At the age of 15,...
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James G. Wright, Jr.

August 15, 1932 - June 27, 2017

Wright, Jr., James G. 84 – of Wildwood Crest, NJ passed away June 27, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Ann Louise Wright. Services are private. Donations may be made in Jim's name to Holy Redeemer Hospice, 1801 US Route 9 North, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210. Condolences at www.radzieta.com
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Richard E. Miles

March 19, 1936 - June 26, 2017

MILES, RICHARD E., age 81, of Woodbine, NJ, died on Monday, June 26, 2017, at his home. He was born in Norristown, Pa. the son of the late Joseph D. and Mary Bangert Miles. He had been a resident here since 1994. He was a retired electrician, employed by IBEW Local 380 of Collegeville, Pa. Richard was a member of St. Casimir's Church where he served as trustee and altar server. He was a member of...
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Billie Jo Dukes

August 1, 1970 - June 20, 2017

DUKES, BILLIE JO (nee Hickman), 46, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away peacefully on June 20, 2017 at her home. She was a lifelong resident of Cape May County. Billie Jo is survived by her estranged husband, Brian Dukes, Sr. and their two children, Christi Marie Dukes and Brian Dukes, Jr.; three grandchildren, Ryan, Evan, and Victoria. She leaves behind two brothers and two sisters, Richard...
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Richard Everett Hedges

February 16, 1932 - June 19, 2017

Richard Everett Hedges, 85, of Cape May Court House NJ, departed this life on June 19, 2017. Born Feb. 16, 1932 in Philadelphia, Mr. Hedges was the son of Raymond E. Hedges and Evelyn M. (VanHorn) Hedges. He was a graduate of Roxborough High School, held a B.S in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel Institute of Technology, and was a long-time employee of the Philco Corporation. He relocated to...
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Joseph D. "Matty" Matyszczak

April 13, 1935 - June 18, 2017

Matyszczak, Jospeh D. "Matty", 82 - of Sea Isle City, NJ passed away June 18, 2017. He was born in Philadelphia, PA and graduated Roman Catholic High School, joined the US Air Force during the Korean War and was assigned as a Catholic Chaplain's Assistant. After 4 years in the Air Force he went to LaSalle College and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and an Internal Audit...
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Donna Marie Gentilini

October 7, 1954 - June 17, 2017

GENTILINI, DONNA MARIE, 62, of Belleplain, NJ, passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Cooper University Medical Center. Born in Sea Isle City to the late Frank T. and Emily "Millie" Karczewski Macellaro, she was a lifetime resident of this area. Donna was a member of the VFW Belleplain and the COBS. She enjoyed baking, cooking, crabbing, fishing, and the beach. She liked doing things on...
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Harrison William "Butch" Roach III

February 22, 1944 - June 17, 2017

HARRISON WILLIAM "BUTCH" ROACH, III, 73, of Rio Grande, NJ, passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was a lifetime resident of Cape May County, living in North Wildwood before moving to Rio Grande. He was an Air Force Veteran of the Vietnam War and worked as a lineman for NJ Bell and Bell Atlantic. Butch was a member of Covenant Bible Church in Fishing Creek. He...
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Anne B. McAllister

March 29, 1925 - June 16, 2017

Anne B. McAllister, 92, of Stuart, FL, passed away on June 16, 2017. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, she met and married John D. McAllister, M.D. They eventually moved to Pittsburgh, PA where they raised six children. Anne spent many happy summers in Avalon and Stone Harbor, NJ and retirement in Florida. She loved travel, playing sports and bridge, and volunteering in her community. She is...
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Hans C. Schlichting

June 10, 1926 - June 16, 2017

SCHLICHTING, HANS C., 91, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017. He was a retired lieutenant of the New Jersey State Police and an Army Veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Carolyn "Chickie" Schlichting; and numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great great nieces and nephews. Viewing will be held on Wednesday, June...
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Wilson Lake Rea

August 25, 1925 - June 11, 2017

Wilson Lake Rea, 91 of Dias Creek, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 11, 2017. He was born in West Cape May on August 25, 1925 to Mr. and Mrs. Grover Cleveland Rea. He was predeceased in 2016 by his wife of 67 years, Helen Jane Weatherby. As a teenager, Wilson was a member of the Cape May Beach Patrol where he loved to be near the ocean. He loved fishing and boating, it was a lifelong...
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Jean M. Cominsky

November 16, 1952 - June 8, 2017

Cominsky, Jean M. 64 – of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away June 8, 2017. She was born to the late Mike and Mildred Plitnick and was a lifelong resident of Cape May County. Jean worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant for various nursing homes in the area. Along with her parents she was predeceased by her son, Jeremy D. Cominsky. Jean is survived by her husband of 27 years, David; her...
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Marie Louise "Babe" Wiley

February 27, 1927 - June 7, 2017

Wiley, Marie Louise (nee Silcox) "Babe" 90 – of Stone Harbor, NJ passed away peacefully, early Wednesday, June 7th, 2017. Marie was born to Howard and Kathleen Carroll Silcox on February 27, 1927. She was raised in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia, and attended Our Lady of Lourdes Grammar School and later graduated from Merion Mercy Academy High School in 1945. She married Martin Wiley ...
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Vincent J. Weiner

May 13, 2004 - June 4, 2017

Weiner, Vincent J. 13, - of Rio Grande, NJ passed away June 4, 2017. He was born and lived in Cape May County. He attended school in Middle Township where he was on the wrestling team. Vinny was a former Cub Scout with Pack 65. He was an active member at Seashore Community Church of The Nazarene where he enthusiastically participated in the youth programs and the Bible quiz team. Vinny is...
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Mary T. Rieser

July 15, 1927 - June 3, 2017

RIESER, MARY T., 89, of Avalon, NJ, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017 at The Shores in Ocean City. She was born July 15, 1927 in Philadelphia, PA to the late William and Bridget Millar and was the oldest of their six children. Mary was a graduate of Simon Gratz High School in Philadelphia. On June 19, 1954 she married the love of her life Edward J. Rieser. In 1958 she and her husband moved to...
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John R. MacPherson

December 14, 1919 - June 1, 2017

MacPHERSON, JOHN R., 97, of Seaville, NJ, passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2017. Born in Burleigh, NJ to the late Harry and Ethel Stricker MacPherson, he was a lifetime resident of Cape May County. He had nicknames depending on how you knew him: Mickey, Jack, and Mac. A Purple Heart recipient, Mr. MacPherson was an Army Veteran of World War II, serving in Central Europe, Normandy, Northern...
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Mary Frances Atkinson

March 23, 1965 - May 30, 2017

On May 30th Mary Frances Atkinson of Wildwood Crest passed away suddenly at the age of 52. Mary was best remembered for her love of family and her tea parties with her many nieces and nephews. In recent years she took up crocheting blankets, hats and scarfs and was always sharing her creations. Mary was a great fan of Harry Potter and every year she would spear head the annual family Halloween...
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Arthur P. Anderson

November 5, 1929 - May 30, 2017

Arthur Pearly Anderson was born on 5 November 1929 in Urbana, Virginia, the tenth of twelve children of the late Charles Hunter and Emma Russ Anderson. The family lived in a house, built by his father, on a hill overlooking the Rappahannock River. Arthur spent his boyhood summers in Stone Harbor visiting his mother's sister, Janie Taliafarro. In 1951, Arthur enlisted in the Army and served...
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Rufus Callaway, Jr.

May 20, 1926 - May 28, 2017

Rufus Callaway, Jr., was born May 20th, 1926 to Marybell and Rufus Callaway, Sr. of Cape May Court House. He was married to Julia B. Davis Callaway for 64 years. From that union they had two children: Debra A. Cason (Reginald) and Gary J. Callaway Sr. deceased (Agnes Taylor), five grandchildren: Karena Cason, Christopher Cason (Sheri), Joshua Cason (Krista), Gary Callaway Jr. (India), and...
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James J. Jones

December 10, 1953 - May 28, 2017

JONES, JAMES J., 63, of Villas, NJ, passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017. Born in Bethlehem, PA, he has been a Cape May County resident for most of his life. He worked at Sherwin Williams in Cape May Court House. Jim was a Blues music enthusiast. He was a well-known fan and traveled for Blues concerts and festivals. He also enjoyed kayaking. Jim is survived by his wife of 43 years, Teresa...
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Betty M. Brodie

November 9, 1920 - May 26, 2017

BRODIE, BETTY M., - 96, of North Cape May, NJ, was called to her heavenly home May 26, 2017. She was born on November 9th 1920 to her beloved mother Martha Minnick. She grew up in her hometown of Mount Carmel, PA and graduated from high school in 1938. Betty worked for Bell Telephone Company in Philadelphia for twelve years. After her successful career, she fell in love with the jersey beaches...
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Kathryn A. Jeffries

July 29, 1948 - May 23, 2017

Jeffries, Kathryn Ann (formerly Prettyman) 68 - of Cape May Court House passed away May 23, 2017. She was a loving mother, wife, grandmother, and sister to all who knew her. She was born and raised in Cape May County and worked at Snow Canning at the Erma Airport in Lower Township as a belly squeezer. Kathryn later moved on to become an LPN and work for the Woodbine Developmental Center where she...
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David O. Sutton

June 24, 1959 - May 22, 2017

Sutton, David O. 57 – of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away May 22, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Cape May County and worked for Frank's Theatres. He was predeceased by his father Leroy C. Sutton and brother Leroy W. Sutton. David is survived by his children: Lorraine Sutton, David Sutton, Tamera Daniels, and Kayla Carvalho; mother Dorothy Sutton; sisters: Cheryl (Charles) Coulter...
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Margaret P. Hayes

May 26, 1926 - May 19, 2017

HAYES, MARGARET P., age 90, of Avalon, NJ died on Friday, May 19, 2017. She was born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Felice and Maria Grosso Pelissero. Margaret was a summer resident for many years prior to moving permanently to Avalon in 1990, coming from State College, PA where she lived for thirty two years. She was a musician for all of her life starting her formal...
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Debra L. Wilkes

September 15, 1964 - May 17, 2017

Wilkes, Debra L. 52 – of Wildwood, NJ passed away May 17, 2017. She is survived by her beloved companion, Gary A. Carroll and predeceased by her daughter, Tara Green. Services are private.
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Christine Marie Cowan Belding

January 9, 1973 - May 16, 2017

COWAN BELDING, CHRISTINE MARIE, 44, of O'Fallon, MO, formerly of Green Creek, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Born in Cape May Court House and raised in Cape May County, she graduated from Wildwood Catholic Class of 1991 before moving to Missouri over 20 years ago. She was employed at Investors Title Company. Chrissi was a member of Assumption Parish in O'Fallon. She was strong in...
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Douglas Paul Borie

March 2, 1958 - May 15, 2017

BORIE, DOUGLAS PAUL, 59, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away at his home on Monday, May 15, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Elvin G. and Mildred F. Eiser Borie, Doug grew up in Wayne and Audubon PA. He moved to Cape May County in 1996 from Conshohocken, PA. He was the Director of Human Resources at Royal Suites Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Galloway Township. Doug is...
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James Vincent Flukey, Sr.

November 19, 1941 - May 15, 2017

FLUKEY, JAMES VINCENT SR., 75, of Petersburg, NJ, passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017 at Shore Medical Center surrounded by his family. Born in Millville to the late Paul and Margaret Rouleau Flukey, he lived in Petersburg for 50 years after living in Woodbine. He was an Air Force Veteran of the Vietnam War. Jim was the owner of JVF Trucking in Petersburg. He was a member of St. Maximilian...
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Margaret E. Huber

September 6, 1938 - May 11, 2017

Huber, Margaret E. "Peg", - 78, of Rio Grande, NJ and Bradenton, FL, passed away May 11, 2017. She was born in Darby, PA to the late William and Margaret Rowe and graduated from Collingdale High School. Peg retired from Cape May County Social Services and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cape May Court House for over 40 years. She volunteered at church as well as Habitat for...
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Gerald "Jerry" Greene

November 20, 1951 - May 9, 2017

GREENE, GERALD "JERRY" W., - 65, of Del Haven, NJ, passed away May 9, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Cape May County. Jerry loved working on model cars and being outdoors; whether it was gardening, 'junkin', or metal scrapping. He retired in 2013 after working 40 years for Waste Management. He was predeceased by his wife Carol Anne Greene in 1997, his father Allen Greene, brother Kenny...
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Elaine J. Vallese

November 29, 1937 - May 9, 2017

VALLESE, ELAINE J. (nee McKnight), 79, of Seaville, NJ, passed away surrounded by her family on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Shore Medical Center. Born in Camden, NJ to the late Robert and Doris Moore McKnight, she was raised in Gloucester City. She graduated from Gloucester High School in 1955 and continued her degree at Cooper Hospital School of Nursing in 1958, where she worked as a surgical nurse...
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Donald G. Brady

May 22, 1930 - May 4, 2017

Brady, Donald G, 86, formerly of Ocean City and Del Haven, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017, at the Vineland Veterans' Memorial Home. He was born May 22, 1930, in Jersey City, NJ, to John and Elna (Risberg) Brady. He was a Villanova University graduate and a US Navy veteran. Throughout his life, he also resided in Lansdowne, PA; Atlantic City, NJ; and Cocoa Beach, FL. Don was an avid golfer...
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John L. Armour

February 12, 1928 - May 1, 2017

ARMOUR, JOHN L., 89, of North Wildwood, NJ, died on Monday, May 1, 2017 at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center – City Division. Born in Philadelphia, PA to the late John and Caroline Baines Armour, he moved here in 1942 from Philadelphia and left in 1946 to join the Navy during World War II and returned in 1966 when he retired as a Chief Petty Officer. He was a member of the First Baptist...
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William E. Brown

January 22, 1930 - April 24, 2017

William E. Brown was born January 22, 1930 in Woodbine, New Jersey to Charles and Anna May Brown. He passed away at Cape Regional Medical Center on April 24, 2017 surrounded by family. He was educated in the Woodbine School System. William worked in construction most of his life. He was a member of the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the VFW in Lower...
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Elvin Haskins, Jr.

August 28, 1933 - April 24, 2017

Elvin Haskins Jr., 83 – of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away April 24, 2017 at Cape Regional Medical Center. Elvin was retired Air Force serving in Korea and Vietnam. Having served 20 years to his country, Elvin retired to start a new career at Lenox China, after earning his bachelor's degree from Stockton College. Elvin spent his years reaffirming his dedication to God. He went to...
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Patricia Garcia

December 11, 1933 - April 24, 2017

GARCIA, PATRICIA, 83, of Avalon, NJ, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017 at her home. She was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Thomas Joseph and Mary Phelan Reilly. Pat started her career at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital as a medical technician. She moved to Avalon in 1962 with her late husband, Dr. Rodolfo Garcia to open their family medical practice. She was a lifelong member of St. Brendan...
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Alice May Watson

November 10, 1928 - April 23, 2017

Watson, Alice May, 88 – of North Cape May, NJ passed away April 23, 2017. She was a lifelong resident of Cape May County and worked at the Bellevue Tavern for over 26 years. She was predeceased by her husband Frank Watson, Sr. and her son Frank Watson, Jr. Alice is survived by her sons, Joseph and Robert Watson; nephew Chuck (Dee) Jordan who she raised as a son; grandchildren and great...
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Edda F. Woelfel

June 6, 1938 - April 20, 2017

WOELFEL, EDDA F., 78, of Cape May Court House, NJ, died on Thursday, April 20, 2017. She was born in New Jersey and had lived in Denville, NJ prior to moving here twenty years ago. She lived at Brookdale Cape May Senior Living for many years, where she had numerous friends. She was a retired executive assistant for BASF Corporation. Mrs. Woelfel is survived by her two sons: Anthony R....
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William Francis Zapisek

March 29, 1935 - April 19, 2017

ZAPISEK, WILLIAM FRANCIS, age 82, of Woodbine, NJ, died on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at his home. He was born in Morristown, NY, the son of the late Joseph and Rosmund Vaughn Zapisek. He moved here in 1999 from Buffalo, NY. He was a retired biochemist/professor after thirty five years at Canisius College, Buffalo, NY. He was a member of St. Casimir's R.C. Church, and was involved with...
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Sandra L. Platt

October 10, 1955 - April 16, 2017

PLATT, SANDRA L. OLSON, 61, of Wildwood, NJ, passed away on April 16, 2017. She is survived by her children, Brooke Madruga, Michael Zuccato, and Charles Platt; her siblings, Eric Olson and Lisa Breakell; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Christopher; her parents, Edward and Darlene Olson; and her siblings, Edward Olson and Diane Burdsall. Graveside services will be...
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Barbara F. Lucas

March 4, 1939 - April 14, 2017

LUCAS, BARBARA F., 78, of South Dennis, NJ, passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017. Born in Nashville, TN, she moved here over 45 years ago. She formerly worked at Woodbine Developmental Center. She liked flowers and sewing, but her greatest enjoyment came from her children and grandchildren. Mrs. Lucas is survived by her children, Thomas Lucas, Jr. and Tracey Laine (Karl); and her...
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Donnie Lee Morgan

May 9, 1950 - April 11, 2017

Morgan, Donnie Lee, 66 – of Woodbine, NJ died Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Born May 9, 1950, in Houston, Mississippi, he was the son of the late JD Morgan and Virginia (Rushin) Morgan. He is survived by his loving wife of 10 years, Judith Gollatz-Morgan; along with three children; Kevin Morgan of Rome, Georgia...
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Robert A. Marriner

January 28, 1947 - April 11, 2017

MARRINER, ROBERT A., 70, of Rio Grande, NJ, passed away suddenly of an aneurysm on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 surrounded by his family at Cooper University Hospital. Born in North Wildwood, NJ to the late Odis James and Margaret Mary Thompson Marriner, he was a lifetime resident of this area. A man of strong faith, Bob was a former member of St. Raymond Church and presently an active member of...
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Beverly Anne Cassidy

January 3, 1936 - April 7, 2017

Cassidy, Beverly, 81 of Stone Harbor, NJ passed away April 7, 2017 with her closest friends and family by her side. At her request, no service will be held at this time. Ms. Cassidy was born in Newport News, VA and graduated from Randolph Macon Women's college. She was a maverick and a successful business executive who lived and worked in Virginia, Florida, and for 30 years in New York City, NY....
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