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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

Joan Fitzgerald

April 13, 1950 - April 4, 2019

FITZGERALD, JOAN, 68, of Avalon, NJ, passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2019. She is survived by her children, brothers and sister, and grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Radzieta Funeral Home, 9 Hand Avenue, Cape May Court House, where viewing will begin at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Baptist Cemetery, Cape May Court House. Memorial...
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Mary E. Marsden

November 18, 1929 - March 29, 2019

MARSDEN, MARY E., 89, of Cape May Court House, NJ, on March 29, 2019 passed away to be with the Lord with her family by her side. Mary loved the American Flag and full moons. She enjoyed reading books, going to thrift shops, watching the Phillies, and spending time with family. She also loved trips to the Florida Gulf Coast and Lancaster, PA. Mary is predeceased by her mother Margaret...
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Leroy E. Hamann

March 24, 1923 - March 28, 2019

Hamann, Leroy E., 96 – of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away March 28, 2019. He was born in Cape May County to the late Oscar and Nellie Hamann. He served in the US Army and is a veteran of World War II. He earned several medals including 2 Purple Hearts, Distinguished Unit Badge, Good Conduct Medal, and the Croix DeGuerre with Palm as a surgical technician in the Third Medical Battalion of...
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William A. Plunkett

June 20, 1929 - March 24, 2019

PLUNKETT, WILLIAM A., 89, of Rio Grande, NJ, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2019. Born in Philadelphia, PA to the late William Alexander Plunkett and Ruth Jackson Plunkett, he moved here 25 years ago. He was a member of Our Lady of the Angels Church and owner of the Penn Felt Company. He loved watching soccer and the Phillies. Bill is survived by his children, Virginia Rementer (Edward),...
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James Owen Graham

September 4, 1956 - March 24, 2019

James Owen Graham was born in Cape May Court House, N.J. on September 4, 1956 to Stedman Worth and Mary Jacobs Graham. Affectionately known as Jimmy, he passed away peacefully in the early morning of March 24, 2019 at Cape Regional Medical Center. Jimmy was a devoted member and served as a Junior Trustee at St. Stephens A.M.E Church in Whitesboro, N.J. He tirelessly worked at Jersey Cape...
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Louis A. Fiorucci, Sr.

November 30, 1930 - March 24, 2019

Louis A. Fiorucci, Sr, age 88, of Rio Grande, NJ, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Cape Regional Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on November 30, 1930, in Philadelphia, PA to the late Alfonso Fiorucci, Sr., and Louise Carpinella Fiorucci. Upon graduating Germantown High School in 1947, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served from 1947 to 1951,...
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Patricia G. Brady

February 11, 1929 - March 21, 2019

Patricia G. Brady, 90 – of North Wildwood, NJ, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 21, 2019. Born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Joseph and Mildred Bowen Murphy, she has lived in Cape May County for over 65 years. She was a member of Our Lady of the Angels Church. She worked for the City of Wildwood for 27 years and retired as the Secretary of the Planning and Zoning Board. Her greatest...
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Joseph W. Discher, Jr.

October 10, 1937 - March 18, 2019

JOSEPH W. DISCHER, JR., 81, of Rio Grande, NJ, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019 at his home. Born in Philadelphia to the late Joseph William Discher and Elizabeth Tiernan Discher, he started summering here seventeen years ago and moved here permanently five years ago from Philadelphia. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1957 to 1959. He was a building engineer/supervisor for the Philadelphia...
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Harry John Hewitt, Sr.

June 14, 1934 - March 18, 2019

HEWITT, HARRY JOHN, SR., 84, of Rio Grande, NJ, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019. He was born in North Wildwood to the late Isaac and Beatrice Searle Hewitt and was a lifetime resident of this area. He worked for the Cape May County Road Department. He enjoyed going to the casino, but mostly enjoyed spending time with his great grandson Colton. Harry is survived by his children, Harry...
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Kitty Ann Gilpin

January 6, 1942 - March 13, 2019

GILPIN, KITTY ANN (KENTON), 77, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed on March 13, 2019 in Cape May Court House, NJ. She was born on January 6, 1942 in Camden, NJ. She was the third of six children to the late Edgar Jackson Kenton, Jr. and Jessie Elizabeth (Jones) Kenton of Camden, NJ. Kitty, affectionately known as Ann, was educated in the Camden City Public School District. She was active in...
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Sharon Lynn Watkins

December 14, 1966 - March 13, 2019

WATKINS, SHARON LYNN, 52, of Whitesboro, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. She was born in Cape May Court House to the late Oley Edward and Annie Ella Brantley Watkins. She was a member of Christ Gospel Church in Whitesboro and previously worked at Crest Haven. She enjoyed crabbing, fishing, and cooking. Sharon is survived by her siblings Aley, Pearl, John, Charles, Timothy, Lisa,...
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David A. Dickinson, Sr.

October 24, 1940 - March 13, 2019

DICKINSON, DAVID A. SR., "POP", 78, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Cooper University Hospital. He was born in Camden and moved to Reeds Beach at age 15. He lived in Cape May Court House for the last 28 years. He worked at South Jersey Fuel for over 30 years. He was a boat captain on Reeds Beach with his Uncle Sam, also a boat captain. He was also a...
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Robert G. Johnson

April 25, 1945 - March 13, 2019

ROBERT G. JOHNSON, 73, of Cape May Court House, NJ, died suddenly on March 13, 2019. Born in Woodbury, NJ on April 25, 1945, Bob grew up in North Wildwood, NJ and graduated from Wildwood High School in 1963. Upon graduation, Bob enlisted in the United States Air Force serving our country from 1965-1968. Bob was deployed for 13 months of his service in Vietnam. Upon returning from his military...
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John A. Bonitt

June 17, 1953 - March 12, 2019

BONITT, JOHN, - 65, of Rio Grande, NJ, formerly of Sea Isle City, passed away March 12, 2019. John was very proud of his Irish heritage and visited the "Emerald Isle" on several occasions. His interests also included reading history and religion as well as a love for art and antiques. John was a 1971 graduate of Ocean City High School and also served in the U.S. Army. He was employed in the...
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Michael J. McAndrew

October 14, 1921 - March 11, 2019

Dr. Michael ("Jack") John McAndrew, Jr., passed away peacefully at the age of 97 at his home in Mount Laurel, New Jersey surrounded by his family on March 11, 2019. Jack was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia on October 14, 1921. The oldest of five siblings, Jack was the son of the late Delia (nee Barranger) and Dr. Michael John McAndrew, Sr. Jack attended West Virginia University where he...
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Anest Toliver

October 8, 1919 - March 11, 2019

Toliver, Anest 99 – of Galloway Twp., NJ passed away March 11, 2019. She was born Greenboro, SC to the late Henry and Ada Mae Wakefield and later worked for Feit Franklin in Woodbine, NJ. She is a long time member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Pleasantville, NJ. She is survived by nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Radzieta Funeral Home, 9 Hand...
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Gerald J. "Jerry" McManus, Jr.

June 18, 1949 - March 3, 2019

McManus Jr. Gerald J. (Jerry) 69 of Dennisville passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Jerry was born in Philadelphia and attended Holy Innocents Parish School and the Mercy Tech School on Broad Street. Most of Jerry's working career was centered around various religious, educational and hospitality institutions in the tri state area. ...
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Janice Ann Buckman

January 26, 1927 - March 1, 2019

Janice Ann Buckman (Bennung) peacefully passed away on March 1, 2019. A private celebration of her life will be held for immediate family only. Janice (Jerrie) Bennung was born on January 26, 1927 in Philadelphia, PA to Karl and Anna Bennung. She went to Upper Darby High School where she met the man who would become her husband, after he served as a Marine in WWII. She married George...
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Patricia M. Puglise

June 26, 1946 - February 25, 2019

PUGLISE, PATRICIA M. (CUCCHI) (nee Colella), 72, of Cape May Court House, NJ, departed this world suddenly on February 25, 2019. Beloved wife of Michael Carmen Puglise, loving daughter to the late Lucy M. Colella (nee Milone), daughter to the late Charles Colella, sister to the late Mary Ann Baker and Charlie Colella. Pat was an adoring mom to her children born from a previous marriage to Vincent...
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Norma S. Price

August 4, 1938 - February 23, 2019

Price, Norma S., 80 – of Woodbine, NJ passed away February 23, 2019. She was born in Eldora, NJ and retired from Woodbine Developmental Center. She is survived by six children: Robert (Sharon) Price Jr., Marcella (Benjamin) Pierce, Christopher (Debbie) Price, Alonzo Price, Terry (Stephen) Cooper, and Tuesday Price; sisters, Delois Turner and Lana Kent, brother Balam Turner; and extended family....
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Carlyn M. Graham-Conover

September 2, 1946 - February 21, 2019

GRAHAM-CONOVER, CARLYN M., 72, of Rio Grande, NJ, passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2019. She was the owner of Focus Solutions. She is survived by her children, Victoria Naranjo, William Graham, Tina DeWolf, Christopher (Ginny) Conover, Carl (Cynde) Kuri; her brother, Kevin (Lillian) Roberts; her thirteen grandchildren, Shawn Maciorkowski, Anthony DeWolf, Kayla DeWolf, Tamara Graham,...
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Linus Norman "Norm" "Bud" Rebhorn

September 27, 1933 - February 21, 2019

Rebhorn, Linus Norman "Bud" "Norm", 85 – of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away February 21, 2019. Norm was born in Philadelphia to the late Linus and Dorothy Rebhorn and worked as Chief of Investigations for the Office of Personnel Management in Philadelphia. He moved to Cape May County almost 30 years ago and was a lifetime member of the North Wildwood Elks and the Wildwood Country Club. He...
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Ronda Renee Saunders

April 19, 1964 - February 19, 2019

SAUNDERS, RONDA RENEE, 54, of Wildwood, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. She was born in Cape May Court House to the late Ronald and Bernice Bennett Saunders. She is survived by her siblings, Marcia Davis, Gerald Saunders, and Lois Bennett; and her two grandchildren. She was predeceased by her children, Jamar Saunders and Ariane Saunders. Funeral service will be held on Thursday...
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Louise Grace Lloyd

October 20, 1943 - February 16, 2019

Louise Grace Lloyd, 75 - born to the late John and Ann DiAmbrosio, passed away peacefully in Florida with her children by her side and entered Heaven's Gate on 2-16-19. Devoted mother to children Bill and Helen-Ann. Ever loving Mom-Mom will be missed greatly by grand children Drake & Michael Lloyd, Max & Haley Watson, and John & Austin Tracy. Survived by ex-husband William Lloyd, sisters Susan &...
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Jacek Kubiak

August 28, 1949 - February 16, 2019

KUBIAK, JACEK, 69, of North Cape May, NJ, passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2019. Born in Poznan, Poland to the late Michal and Jozefa Pawelczyk Kubiak, he moved to North Cape May in 1980 after living in Rio Grande and Woodbine. He attended the Parish of St. John Neumann at St. John of God Church. He was a commercial fisherman and taught many people how to swim, but most of all, was the...
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Rafael Chavelas

May 9, 1971 - February 15, 2019

CHAVELAS, RAFAEL, 47, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away peacefully at home with his best friend at his side. Born in Acapulco, Mexico, Rafael resided in Philadelphia and later Barnegat Light before settling in Cape May Court House. We all hope Raffi is in the arms of Les and is watching over us. He is survived by his mother, Leouigilda Hernandez; and his sisters and brother,...
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Gloria J. Lehman

June 13, 1953 - February 14, 2019

Lehman, Gloria J., 65 – of Green Creek, NJ passed away February 14, 2019. She was born in Philadelphia, PA and later worked at Splash Zone Waterpark in Wildwood, NJ. Gloria is survived by her husband, James H. Lehman. Services are private.
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Nancy R. Petruzzelli

September 16, 1928 - February 12, 2019

Petruzzelli, Nancy, R., 90 – of South Dennis, NJ passed away February 12, 2019. Nancy was born in Nutley, NJ to the late Anthony and Carmela Musso. She worked for Reynold's Department Store in Toms River and lived in Brick Township before moving to Cape May County in 2006. Nancy was a member of Our Lady of The Angels Church and loved crocheting and reading. She was predeceased by her husband...
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Doris Patricia Anderson

August 1, 1947 - February 9, 2019

Anderson, Doris Patricia, 71 – of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away February 9, 2019. She was born in Sea Isle City to the late Ralph and Doris Smith. Doris worked for over 30 years at Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital as a Medical Records Specialist. Doris is survived by her husband "Gil"; her children Shannon and Victor; sisters: Diane (Eric) Himstedt and Mary (George) Scheurmann;...
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Patricia A. Bardell

April 8, 1941 - February 8, 2019

Patricia A. (Riggitano) Bardell, age 77, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness on Thursday, February 8, 2019, at Cape Regional Medical Center in Cape May Court House, NJ. She was born April 8, 1941, in Philadelphia to Herbert and Elizabeth (Simpkins) Lehman. She was a 1958 graduate of Middle Township High School. She was married to Ralph F. Riggitano in 1960 and they raised three...
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Norman E. Thompson

January 14, 1933 - February 6, 2019

Thompson, Norman E. 86 – of Swainton, NJ passed away February 6, 2019. He was born in Merchantville, NJ to the late Harry and Edith Thompson and lived in Audubon, NJ until retiring to Cape May County. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War and later worked for Amspec Chemical (formerly Harshaw Chemical) in Gloucester City, NJ. Norman is a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 198...
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Craig R. Andre, Jr.

November 3, 1978 - February 5, 2019

ANDRE, CRAIG R. JR., 40, of Petersburg, NJ, passed away on February 5, 2019. He was born in Toms River and has lived in Cape May County most of his life after moving from Seaside Park. He worked at Vineland Developmental Center. He enjoyed riding motorcycles. Craig is survived by his wife, Lindsay; his children, Gia Andre and Dani Andre; his sisters, Lizz Andre and Juliann Andre; his Aunt...
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James P. McCabe

July 17, 1923 - February 5, 2019

McCABE SR, JAMES P., 95, of Avalon, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 surrounded by his family. Born in Philadelphia, PA to the late James and Cecilia McGinty McCabe, he summered in Avalon since 1973 until moving here from Bala Cynwyd after retirement in 1997. He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers. He served in the US Army during World War II and in the US...
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Jean Elizabeth Holmes

February 10, 1933 - February 5, 2019

Jean Elizabeth (Betty) Holmes (nee Neill), 85, of Cape May Court House, NJ, died peacefully at her home with all her children around her. She was loved by her family and friends and all that knew her. Betty was born in Anglesea, NJ to Clarence and Kathryn (Davis) Neill and was one of 11 children. She is survived by 6 of her children, Beth Thoman (Gary), Danna Aguado (Carlos), John Holmes ...
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Barbara A. Walsh

August 12, 1949 - February 3, 2019

WALSH, BARBARA A., 69, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2019. Born in Mayville, NJ to the late David A. and Marcia Van Artsdalen Urquhart, she was a lifetime resident here. She was a member of Our Lady of the Angels Church. Barb and her late husband John "Jack" Walsh owned several businesses in Cape May County including B&J's Deli. She also worked at Middle...
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Richard L. Van Blarcum

May 18, 1929 - February 2, 2019

VAN BLARCUM, RICHARD L., 89, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2019 in Reading, PA. Born in Newark, NJ to the late Charles and Eleanor Voll Van Blarcum, he moved to Cape May Court House over 30 years ago from Edison, NJ. He recently lived in Reading. Mr. Van Blarcum served in the Army National Guard. He was a member of Our Lady of the Angels Church where he was...
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Katharine Ann Richardson

May 21, 1945 - February 2, 2019

RICHARDSON, KATHARINE ANN, 73, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2019. Born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Edwin T. and Marian Smith Bradway, she was a lifetime resident of this area. She was a graduate of Lower Cape May Regional High School Class of 1963. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cape May Court House. Kathie was a member of 4-H...
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Dorothy Marie Reifsnyder

July 8, 1932 - February 2, 2019

Reifsnyder, Dorothy Marie, 86- of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away February 2nd, 2019. She was born in Philadelphia to the late Andrew and Anna Gerba and owned Smitty's Bar in the Villas along with her late husband, Richard. Dorothy is survived by her son Richard P. Reifsnyder, Jr., her grandson Richard A. Reifsnyder and his fiancée Melissa Snyder; as well as her sisters-in-law Jean Neill...
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Ruth Vanessa Heck

March 7, 1945 - January 31, 2019

Heck (nee' Dennis) Ruth Vanessa, 73 – of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away peacefully on January 31, 2019 at home. She was born in Lakehurst, NJ March 7, 1945 and grew up in Sea Side Park, NJ. She spent her life serving her family, church, and community. She was a Deacon, Sunday Teacher and faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Wildwood; and a longtime volunteer of Cape Regional...
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John Vinci, Jr.

September 21, 1931 - January 31, 2019

Vinci Jr., John 87 – of Stone Harbor, NJ passed away January 31, 2019 surrounded by his family and friends. He was born in Atlantic City to the late John and Mary Vinci, Sr. John was President of Vinci's Express, a trucking company he operated with his nephew, Lewis. John was an active member of St. Paul's Church. He was passionate about golf. He cherished the years he spent playing golf with...
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Theodore J. Croitor, Sr.

December 3, 1945 - January 30, 2019

Croitor, Sr. Theodore John, 73 – of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away, in his sleep, at his home surrounded by his daughter Theresa and her husband Joe. Born in Atlantic City, thereafter he was a lifelong resident of Cape May County. Ted graduated from Middle Township High School in 1964 where he earned the first thousand-point basketball scoring title and also lettered in track. After...
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Paul Justin Revak

May 14, 1984 - January 30, 2019

REVAK, PAUL JUSTIN, 34, of Cape May County, NJ, passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2019. Born in Cape May Court House, he was a lifetime resident of Cape May County. He was a handyman who was talented at everything he did. His greatest love was his kids. Paul is survived by his wife, Kellie Revak; his three children, Haley Revak, Joseph Terinoni, Jr., and Pauly Revak, Jr.; his mother, Joan...
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Eugene E. Campbell

December 20, 1939 - January 25, 2019

Eugene "Gene" E. Campbell, 79 – of Cape May Court House, NJ died peacefully at home on January 25, 2019 surrounded by his family. Gene was born on December 20th 1939 in Ashland, Maine to Vinton and Frances Campbell. He was a history teacher for Cinnaminson High School for over 36 years. Gene was a long time coach in cross country, track and field, and girls' soccer. He was inducted into the...
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Elmer John Joslin, Jr.

August 5, 1949 - January 24, 2019

Joslin Jr., Elmer "John", 69 – of Sea Isle City, NJ passed away January 24, 2019. John was born in Mount Holly, NJ and worked in the Public Works Department for the City of Sea Isle. He will be missed by the many people of Sea Isle City he considered family. Memorial service will be held Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Sea Isle City United Methodist Church, 4102 Central Avenue, Sea Isle City, NJ...
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James H. Marsden, Jr.

November 17, 1928 - January 24, 2019

MARSDEN, JAMES H. JR., 90, of Egg Harbor Township, NJ, passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Galloway Township, NJ. Jim served in the United States Army in the Korean War. He was a member of Scullville Bible Church and loved the Phillies and the Eagles. He worked for Prudential and Office Concepts. Jim was predeceased by his sister, Blanche Floyd...
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Richard A. Knoyer

October 3, 1931 - January 23, 2019

Richard A. Knoyer passed peacefully on January 22, 2019 at his sons home in Belleplain. He was born on October 3, 1931 in Montgomery County Pennsylvania. Richard served in the United States National Guard, and he retired as a butcher after 44 years at Starns Shoprite. Richard loved going on walks with his dog Rocky, and spending time with his son Eric, and his family in Belleplain. Richard was...
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Eleanor Neill

December 27, 1934 - January 23, 2019

Neill, Eleanor 84 – of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away January 23, 2019. She was born in Paulsboro, NJ to the late Thomas and Helen Haddock. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Clarence William Neill; son Charles Neill and daughter Sandra (Chris) Michl; brothers: Chester (Nancy) Haddock, Robert (Joyce ) Haddock, Charles (Gerry) Haddock, and Ace (Lorraine) Haddock; sisters: Cecelia...
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Alma M. Chorney

September 7, 1942 - January 19, 2019

CHORNEY, ALMA M., 76, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2019. Born in Philadelphia to the late Paul and Alma Fath, she moved here 20 years ago from Delaware County, PA. She was a member of Our Lady of the Angels Church and Little Flower High School Alumni Association. Alma enjoyed reading and going to the library. She loved traveling and going on casino trips. Her...
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Julia J. Fox

October 7, 1944 - January 19, 2019

FOX, JULIA J., 74, of Rio Grande, NJ, passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2019. Born in New Philadelphia, OH to the late Lloyd E. and Dorothy M. Schupbach Bair, she moved from Marlton to Rio Grande 12 years ago. She enjoyed boating with her husband. Her biggest passion was cooking. She hand made her recipes from scratch after getting ideas from watching the Food Network. Her greatest enjoyment...
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Thomas A. Wise, Sr.

July 10, 1938 - January 19, 2019

WISE, THOMAS ALPHONSO SR., 80, of Whitesboro, NJ, passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2019. He was born to the late Edward Wise and Selena Epps Wise-Porter in the city of Asheville, NC. Thomas was the oldest of six children. Thomas was affectionately known as Tommy Porter as well as Pop-pop. Tommy attended school in Asheville, NC, graduating from Stephen Lee High School, where he was known as...
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Patricia A. Sutton-Seifrit

February 22, 1959 - January 16, 2019

Sutton-Seifrit, Patricia A. "Patty"- 59, of Dennis Township, NJ passed away January 16, 2019 in the comfort of her own home surrounded by loved ones after her courageous battle with ALS. She was born in Philadelphia to John "Jack" and the late June Gallagher. Patty lived in Cape May County her entire adult life where worked as the Tax Assessor for Dennis Township for the last 28 years. She loved...
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George Thomas Jones

July 27, 1949 - January 15, 2019

JONES, GEORGE THOMAS, 69, of Dennis Township, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. He was born in Bayonne, NJ to the late John Joseph and Elizabeth Ann Carroll Jones. He enjoyed bowling, dating, dances, movies and country music. He loved to travel and go on vacations. He went to Memphis to see Elvis Presley's house twice. George was a good natured man and loved to eat. He also...
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Marie L. Briggs

April 3, 1928 - January 15, 2019

BRIGGS, MARIE L., 90, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. A Mace Baby, she was born in North Wildwood to the late George and Ada Conley Dotts and lived in Anglesea for 55 years before moving to Rio Grande. She was a member of Notre Dame De La Mer Parish St. Ann Church. She loved caring for her family and the time she spent with them. Marie is survived by her...
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Joseph G. Rementer

December 10, 1955 - January 14, 2019

REMENTER, JOSEPH G., 63, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Monday, January 14, 2019 in Port Charlotte, FL, where he spent his winters. He was born in Philadelphia County to the late John and Margaret Brown Rementer. An outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and rebuilding cars. He would lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He was a happy go lucky, easy going guy who enjoyed life...
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John Gary Ferguson

December 8, 1947 - January 14, 2019

FERGUSON, JOHN GARY, 71, of Dennis Township, NJ, passed away on Monday, January 14, 2019. Born in Philadelphia to the late William and Rebecca Miller Ferguson, he moved to Dennis Township in 2003. He taught at Cape May County Special Services School District for over 20 years. He also was a police officer in Avalon for 15 years and a security guard at Cape Regional Medical Center for 19 years. ...
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David Alan Crafts

November 3, 1935 - January 13, 2019

David A. Crafts of Stone Harbor, NJ. David Crafts left his beloved family to join many loved ones above. His journey took him on worldwide experiences as a US Marine, to every corner of the state as a New Jersey State Trooper, and into the hearts of so many along the way. David was a quiet man who could fix anything, build anything, create beauty from objects others would discard. He had a...
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William Markes Balliette, Jr.

December 24, 1934 - January 12, 2019

Balliette, William Markes, Jr., 84 – of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away January 12, 2019, at Autumn Lake Health Care Center in Ocean View where he had resided for more than five years. Bill was born in Berea, Ohio, the second child of Bill Sr. and Dorothy Balliette. He graduated from Wyndham, Ohio High School, in 1951, Western Reserve Academy, Hudson, Ohio in 1952, and Dartmouth College,...
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William M. Balliette, Jr.

December 24, 1934 - January 12, 2019

Balliette, William M. Jr., 84, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2019. The full obituary will be published at a later date.
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Janet Rae Weeks

June 9, 1933 - January 12, 2019

WEEKS, JANET RAE, - 85, of Green Creek, NJ, passed away January 12, 2019. She was born in Green Creek to the late Heath and Edna Norbury and lived here her whole life. Janet was a 1945 Charter Member of Green Creek Community Church which she loved dearly and was very involved. Along with her parents, she is predeceased by 7 brothers and sisters. Janet is survived by her husband of 64 years,...
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Richard H. Pickett, Jr.

June 11, 1929 - January 11, 2019

Richard H. Pickett, Jr., 89 - of Avalon, NJ passed away in the comfort of his home on Jan 11, 2019. He was born in Waterbury, CT to the late Richard Pickett, Sr and Evelyn (Thompson) Pickett. He was a graduate of Francis Xavier Elementary School and Crosby High School in Waterbury, CT. Richard enlisted in the United States Navy in August 1948 achieving the rank of Chief Petty Officer and retiring...
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Hattie Lee Brooks

April 22, 1927 - January 9, 2019

Mother Hattie Lee Brooks (91), daughter of the late Henry and Fanny (Jenkins) Pauling was born on April 22, 1927 in Orangeburg, SC. She went home to Glory on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 in the comfort of her home in Cape May Court House. Hattie was the youngest of 11 children. She moved from Orangeburg to Detroit, Michigan and later settled in South Jersey to live with her uncle and aunt. ...
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George Richard Rose, Jr.

August 11, 1933 - January 9, 2019

ROSE, GEORGE RICHARD JR., 85, of North Cape May, NJ, formerly of Rio Grande, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Born in North Wildwood to the late George Richard Rose, Sr. and Bessie Miller Rose, he was a lifetime resident of this area and was a member of the United Methodist Church. George served in the National Guard and was a bus mechanic for Middle...
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Phyllis A. Linn

November 6, 1941 - January 9, 2019

LINN, PHYLLIS A., 77, of Sea Isle City, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. She was born in Philadelphia to the late Nile R. and Margaret Keenan Linn. She was payroll supervisor/supervising personnel clerk for Sea Isle City for 40 years. Phyllis was a member for 35 years and Past Chief of the Sea Isle City Volunteer Ambulance Corps before becoming a member of the Middle Township...
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Louis J. Abbatiello

January 22, 1949 - January 9, 2019

Abbatiello, Louis J., 69 – of Rio Grande, NJ passed away January 9, 2019. He was born in Philadelphia to the late Louis and Ines (formerly Napoli) Abbatiello and served in the US Marines during the Vietnam Era before being honorably discharged. Louis then worked as a carpenter. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his first wife Linda (formerly Marinucci) and his brother Anthony ...
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Darry Young

August 29, 1966 - January 6, 2019

Youn, Darry 52 - of Wildwood, NJ passed away January 6, 2019. He was born in Palatka, FL and formerly worked at Trump Plaza in Atlantic City. Funeral service will be Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the SOAR Church, 1324 DeHirsch Ave., Woodbine, NJ 08270. Condolences at www.radzieta.com
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Samuel N. Goodman

October 10, 1927 - January 5, 2019

GOODMAN, SAMUEL N., 91, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2019. Born in Swainton to the late Samuel and Velma Picken Goodman, he was a lifetime resident here. He served in the US Army during World War II. He retired as Sergeant from the New Jersey State Police after 28 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion Thurston Elmer Wood Post 198 and the NJ...
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Mark F. Langford

July 13, 1951 - January 5, 2019

Mark F. Langford July 13, 1951 – January 5, 2019 This world has lost one of the nicest guys that ever lived. Mark Langford of Cape May Court House passed away at home surrounded by the loves of his life…his wife, Leslie, his children Aryn and Zach, and his son in law, Wesley. Mark left this world as peacefully and as gracefully as he traveled through it. He was a man who shared his smile,...
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Jennifer Lynn Jones

January 27, 1990 - December 30, 2018

Jones, Jennifer Lynn, 28 – of North Cape May, NJ passed away December 30, 2018. Jen was a lifelong resident of Cape May County and worked at ACME Markets in Cape May Court House. She is survived by her parents: Mike and Patricia (formerly Gerhardt) Jones; sisters Brittany (Dave) Smith and Kaitlyn Jones (Caitlin Joyce); grandparents: Bette and Jim Tonkin and Edward and Cathy Jones; nephews Sean...
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Virginia E. Morrison

May 13, 1940 - December 30, 2018

Morrison, Virginia E. (formerly Sheldon), 78 – of Dennisville, NJ passed away December 30, 2018. She was born in North Wildwood to the late William and Hazel Sheldon and worked at the Woodbine Developmental Center and as a Home Health Aide with Social Services. She loved to read, do puzzles, take trips to Lancaster, and was a yard sale enthusiast. Virginia was family oriented and always...
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Phyllis T. Spaeth

February 14, 1926 - December 29, 2018

Spaeth, Phyllis T., 92 – of Avalon, NJ passed away peacefully on December 29, 2018. She was born in Buffalo, NY to the late Drew and Maude Thorpe. Phyllis went to The Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, PA and attended Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA. Phyllis visited Avalon all her life and moved here permanently approximately 30 years ago from Paoli, PA. She was an avid tennis player and...
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Eleanor Rita Hughes

October 24, 1927 - December 28, 2018

Hughes, Eleanor Rita, 91 – of Wildwood, NJ passed away peacefully December 28, 2018. She was born in Philadelphia to the late Edward and Anna Laskey. Eleanor worked for the City of Wildwood for many years and was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Hughes. She is survived by her son Edward Hughes and his wife Joanne Hadfield, and son Joseph Hughes. Services are private.
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Hildegard Rosa Germanio

August 15, 1938 - December 27, 2018

GERMANIO, HILDEGARD ROSA SELZER, 80, of Belleplain, NJ, passed away on Thursday, December 27, 2018. Hilda was born in Ochsenfurt, Germany on August 15, 1938, the daughter of Heinrich and Rosa Selzer. She is survived by her brothers, Herman and Eugen Selzer and their families in Germany. She is also survived by her husband, Sublizio J. Germanio of Belleplain; her brothers in law, Jim and Ben ...
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Charles Francis Harvey III

April 1, 1942 - December 23, 2018

Harvey, Charles Francis III, 76 of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away on Sunday Dec. 23, 2018. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa to the late Charles F Harvey, Jr, and Frances Rita Novelli Harvey. Mr. Harvey was owner of Charles Harvey Home Furnishings in Wildwood, founded in 1968. He was happily married to his beloved wife Carol Joy Harvey for 53 years. Together they lived on Chrysallis...
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Henry Lewis "Scoot" Spaulding

May 28, 1938 - December 23, 2018

Henry "Scoot" Lewis Spaulding, 80, departed this life on December 23, 2018 after succumbing to prostate, bone cancer and Alzheimer's disease. Henry was born on May 28, 1938 in Whiteville, NC to Lewis and Crettie Lee Spaulding. Henry "Scoot" moved to New Jersey in his early 20's. He was employed as a heavy equipment and crane operator for over 30 years and worked for several construction...
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Patricia S. Friel

March 17, 1935 - December 23, 2018

Friel, Patricia S. 83 – of Sea Isle City, NJ passed away December 23, 2018. Pat was born in Philadelphia to the late William and Florence Schwind. She graduated from Little Flower Catholic School For Girls where she was proud to serve at the Swim Team Captain. Pat has been a resident of Sea Isle for over 30 years. Along with her parents she is predeceased by her husband, Edward J. Friel, Jr....
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Eugene F. Martin

January 30, 1942 - December 22, 2018

MARTIN, EUGENE F., 76, of Whitesboro, NJ, passed away on Saturday, December 22, 2018. Born in Washington, D.C. to the late Joseph and Mary E. White Martin, he was a lifetime resident here. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Whitesboro as well as the Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro and the American Legion. He served in the Air Force and the National Guard. Mr. Martin enjoyed...
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Marilyn F. Sweeney

September 7, 1940 - December 20, 2018

Marilyn Francine Sweeney, (nee Satiritz) September 7, 1940 – December 20, 2018 On December 20, 2018, the Angels came and carried her to paradise. After a life well lived, caring for and about everyone, and her continual, unbelievable fight, to out run her incurable heart condition, she received her eternal reward. Marilyn attended the Cecilian Academy, class of 1959; graduated from the...
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Denise Frances Schneider

February 10, 1959 - December 20, 2018

Schneider, Denise F., 59 – of Belleplain, NJ, passed away December 20, 2018. Denise was born in Philadelphia to the late Robert and Rita Taylor. She was a devoted housewife and loving mother. Denise worked for many years at the La Costa and other motels in the area. Along with her parents she is predeceased by her sisters: Concetta Massimino and Margaret DiBella; and nephew Anthony Testa, Jr. ...
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Donna Lynn Davidson

March 16, 1963 - December 19, 2018

Davidson, Donna Lynn, 55 – of Rio Grande, New Jersey, passed away on December 19, 2018. Donna grew up in Rumson, New Jersey. Donna lived in New Jersey most of her life with brief time spent living in Pennsylvania and South Carolina. Donna was preceded in death by her parents; Christian F. and Louisa J. Davidson. She is survived by her daughter, MaryLouise Cottrell; her sister and brother...
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Lois L. Vallese

January 12, 1938 - December 15, 2018

On December 15th, 2018, Lois L. Vallese, 80, graduated to HEAVEN to be with her Creator. Lois received the highest honors attainable on this earth. Her life is one depicted of kindness, service, sacrifice and love. Lois spent much of her life serving her family and community. She worked at Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital as a registered nurse, acted as a den mother for the Cub Scouts,...
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Lamont Ralph Tibbitts

July 3, 1939 - December 14, 2018

Lamont Ralph Tibbitts Son of Ralph Lamont Tibbitts and Helen Brown Tibbitts, born 7/3/1939 in Hutchinson, KS. Surrounded by his wife and family, Monty passed away 12/14/2018, Cape May County, NJ after a brave battle with brain cancer. Monty spent his childhood in Kansas. Following his marriage to Shellie England in 1967, they moved to Pennsylvania and he became life long entrepreneur. He...
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Cherie Ann Champion

February 21, 1965 - December 14, 2018

Champion, Cherie Helwig, 53 – of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away peacefully on December 14, 2018. For all who loved her and cherished Cherie, it is a heartbreaking loss. She was an accomplished pianist and everyone loved her music. She had played at several churches in the area. She graduated from The Wilmington Christian School in Wilmington, DE and also attended the University of...
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Ruth Snyder

April 7, 1930 - December 11, 2018

Snyder, Ruth, 88, of Villas, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Horace and Mary Fulmore Childs, she moved here in 1954 from Ohio. She was a Basic Skills Teacher at Lower Township School District. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cape May Court House as well as an involved member of Tabernacle United Methodist Church and Faith...
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Mary L. Caruso, Ed.D.

May 24, 1923 - December 9, 2018

Caruso, Mary L., Ed.D., – 95, of Sea Isle City, NJ, in the presence of loved ones, graciously passed away at home on December 9, 2018. Compassionate, generous, dedicated, accomplished, and a true pioneer in education only touches the surface as descriptors of Mary L. Caruso. She was born in Burlington, NJ on May 24, 1923, to Italian immigrants. Mary started her early education in the...
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William G. Logan, Sr.

March 16, 1935 - December 8, 2018

LOGAN, WILLIAM "SONNY" G., SR., 83, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Saturday, December 8, 2018. Born in Cape May Court House to the late Robert G. and Louise Leaming Logan, he was a lifetime resident here. He was a member of Our Lady of the Angels Church and enjoyed crabbing and fishing. Sonny is survived by his children, Peggy Schrader (Larry), Nancy Romero, Robert Logan (Ashley)...
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Frederick George Lubker, Jr.

September 1, 1942 - December 7, 2018

LUBKER, FREDERICK GEORGE JR., 76, of Stone Harbor, NJ, passed away on Friday, December 7, 2018. Born in Darby, PA to the late Frederick George Lubker, Sr. and Elizabeth North Lubker, he moved here in 2000 from West Palm Beach, FL. Fred was a member of St. Brendan the Navigator Parish St. Paul Church where he was an usher and attended daily mass. A member of Philadelphia Country Club and Ibis...
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Janet K. Byrne

December 3, 1936 - December 6, 2018

Byrne, Janet K., 82 of Cape May Court House, NJ, died Wednesday, December 6, 2018. Janet was born in Phillipsburg, NJ to the late Harry and Elizabeth Piatt December 3, 1936, the fourth of eight children. She graduated from Sts. Philip and James High School and received her RN from Sacred Heart Nursing School. She worked at Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital as an operating room nurse in the...
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Doris Elizabeth Cardile

July 14, 1920 - December 4, 2018

CARDILE, DORIS ELIZABETH, 98, of Wildwood Crest, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. Born in Atlantic City to the late Knute Arvid and Verna Edna Sowers Aspenberg, she was a lifetime resident of the area. She worked as a secretary at Crest Memorial School in Wildwood Crest. Mrs. Cardile is survived by her son, Leroy S. Cardile (Barbara); her daughter, Susan Marie Hyatt (Guy); her...
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Wilbert King

September 26, 1943 - December 1, 2018

KING, WILBERT (Billy), 75, of Millville, NJ, passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2018. He was born September 26, 1943 in Laurinburg, NC to the late Willie and Edna Holloway King. During his early years, he attended Shaw High School, where he graduated with excellent grades and was in a band as a drum major. He later moved to Washington, D.C. to work construction under his brother (mentor) Willie...
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Catherine A. Pivinski

April 3, 1949 - December 1, 2018

Cathie passed away peacefully on December 1st with family at her side. She is predeceased by her parents Catherine and Angelo, her daughter Rosemary in 2008 and her beloved husband Chet in 2016. She is survived by her daughter Lisa Pivinski, son-in-law Jason Adamson, brothers Billy and Vince Anello, sister-in-law Fran Kobernick and numerous nieces and nephews. Cathie loved Oldies music,...
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John J. Henry

November 13, 1943 - November 29, 2018

Henry, John J., 75 – of Green Creek, NJ passed away November 29, 2018. He was born in Philadelphia to the late Edward and Elizabeth Henry. John worked as a Supervisor for the Cape May County Roads Department and formerly served in the National Guard. He was a member of the Green Creek Volunteer Fire Company for 58 years where he held many positions. John also served as President of the Middle...
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Frederick G. Conlow, Sr.

January 22, 1937 - November 29, 2018

CONLOW, FREDERICK G. SR. "Mr. Fred", 81, of Cape May Court House, NJ, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 29, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Jim and Hilda Kintzly Conlow, he moved from Roxborough, PA to Stone Harbor at age seven and has been an area resident since then. He worked as a Customer Service Supervisor for Atlantic City Electric and then as a bus driver for...
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Lillian M. O'Brien

August 6, 1919 - November 29, 2018

O'Brien, Lillian M., 99, of Middle Township, NJ, passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2018 in Wellsboro, PA. She was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Edwin and Emma Wissman Seip and spent her youth in Croydon, PA. She was a member of the VFW and enjoyed needlework and watching movies. She was a beautician in beauty shops in Philadelphia and Cape May County. With a feisty attitude and a great...
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Charles "Bud" Irwin Leavitt, Sr.

September 8, 1928 - November 24, 2018

Leavitt, Charles "Bud" Irwin Sr., 90, of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away peacefully at home on Saturday November 24, 2018. He was born on September 8, 1928 in Lexington, Massachusetts to the late Mildred and George Leavitt. He often affectionately referred to himself as "the second shot heard round the world" as a nod to his place of birth. Charles is survived by his loyal loving wife...
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Judith M. Ladd

October 29, 1949 - November 20, 2018

Ladd, Judith Marie, 69 – of Rio Grande, NJ passed away November 20, 2018. She was born in Brooklyn, NY to the late William and Pearl (McFarland) O'Brien. She graduated from Atlantic Cape Community College with an Associates Degree. She was an employee at the Cape May County Social Services building for over 25 years. Judith is survived by her husband, William R. Ladd; her daughter Patricia ...
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Madonna Maria Rippel

November 26, 1947 - November 14, 2018

RIPPEL, MADONNA MARIA "DONNA", 70, of Villas, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA to the late William and Genevieve Doherty Urbany, she moved here over 60 years ago from Philadelphia. She was a member of St. John Neumann Parish. Donna is survived her sons, Frank (Kristin) and William; her granddaughter, Kayla; her great grandchildren, Anya and Calypso;...
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Ariel Jean Caro

October 1, 2003 - November 12, 2018

CARO, ARIEL JEAN, 15, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Monday, November 12, 2018 after a four and a half year battle with atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor (ATRT). Born in Winston Salem, NC, she moved here five years ago and attended Gethsemane Baptist Church in Woodbine. A student at Middle Township Public Schools, she loved school and running cross country. She also enjoyed dancing,...
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Dolores Carey McElhatton

March 9, 1946 - November 11, 2018

Dolores Carey McElhatton, age 72, of Alexandria, Virginia, and formerly of Stone Harbor, NJ, died on November 11, 2018. When she was born on March 9, 1946, at the Philadelphia Osteopath Hospital, doctors were not sure if she would survive the day. She received Last Rites. But Dolores did far more than survive. For the next 72 years, she showed those whose lives she touched precisely how to live. ...
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Theresa Boehringer

June 1, 1960 - November 6, 2018

Theresa Boehringer 58, died unexpectedly on Tuesday Nov 6, 2018, born in Philadelphia to Mary (Wilson) and Paul O'Halloran. Theresa was a lifelong resident of Cape May County. She was predeceased by her parents Mary and Paul, her son Daniel Quinn, and her husband John Boehringer Jr. Theresa truly loved the simple pleasure in life, chatting with friends and family, sunsets on the bay,...
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Gabrielle Michaelis-Cifoni

January 14, 1960 - October 31, 2018

Gabrielle Michaelis-Cifoni, 58, of Belleplain, NJ, formerly of Bradenton, FL, went home to be with the Lord on October 31st, 2018. Gabrielle was born on January 14th, 1960 in New York City to Lansing & Arlette (deMonceau) Michaelis (deceased). She was the sister of Jacqueline Soffe of Enterprise, Alabama & Lansing "Doc" Michaelis of New Orleans, Louisiana. Gabrielle was a devout Catholic and a...
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