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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

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 and Cape May Court House, 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 and grew up in Stamford, Connecticut. Mr. Weber attended the University of Rhode Island on a football scholarship where he earned a Bachelor of...
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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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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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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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David A. Mattera

December 8, 1960 - April 7, 2017

Mattera, David Alfredo, 56 of Goshen, NJ – passed away April 7, 2017 peacefully at his home with his family by his side. He was predeceased by his mother Clara Mattera. He is survived by his wife Marilyn Mattera nee Swan, his sons Chad (So-Young), Jared (Ashley), Kyle(Karylin), and daughter Gabriell (Mike), his father Jack Mattera, his aunt Christina Taglialatela, his brothers Jack (Tery) and...
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Harry James Tweed

September 19, 1951 - April 7, 2017

Harry James Tweed, 65, was a life-long resident of Cape May County, moving to Cape May at the age of seven months, to Rio Grande in 1959, and later to Middle Township. He was a graduate of Middle Township High School's "Class of 69" and was a member of the reunion committee, helping to plan all class reunions. After graduation, Harry entered the United States Navy. Upon completing boot camp he...
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James M. Crawley, Sr.

August 13, 1950 - April 6, 2017

Crawley, Sr., James Milton, 66, of Virginia passed away on April 6, 2017 in Cape May Court House, NJ. James was born in Virginia to Fred A. Crawley & Annie L. Crawley (nee Smith) on August 13, 1950. He was raised in Virginia with his eight siblings then later relocated to New Jersey in his adult life where he met and married the love of his life Barbara Crawley (nee Mitchell). James M. Crawley...
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Joan Ann Siess

January 3, 1945 - April 6, 2017

Joan Ann (nee Wolters) Siess, age 72, of Cape May Court House, NJ, died April 6, 2017, surrounded by her family at Cape Regional Medical Center. She was the daughter of William (Ralph) Wolters and Mary Golden Wolters who predeceased her. Joan was sister to James D. Wolters, and Mary L. Wolters Jones, who also predeceased her. Joan is survived by her daughter, Jennifer R. Siess Campbell, her...
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Allen Richard Stokes

July 20, 1946 - April 4, 2017

Stokes, Allen R. 70 - of Millville, NJ, passed away April 4, 2017. Allen was born to the late Allen Monroe Stokes and Alma (formerly DeCamp) Stokes. He served in the US Army and fought in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968. Allen worked as a commercial fisherman at Barney's Dock in Atlantic City and as a ship welder at the Dorchester Shipyard. He loved being outdoors and riding on his Harley. Allen...
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Ryan P. Hassinger

August 30, 1984 - April 1, 2017

Hassinger, Ryan P. 32 - of Avalon, NJ and formerly of Collegeville, PA died April 1st after a hard fought battle of 2 ½ months with a bitter fight with CML treatments. Ryan lived his life to the fullest, HIS WAY and with NO REGRETS. He loved the outdoors, whether it was mountain biking, skateboarding, or surfing the waves of Avalon; but he was most passionate about snowboarding. His love of...
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John Joseph "Jack" Brady, Jr.

March 17, 1932 - April 1, 2017

John Joseph "Jack" Brady Jr., - 85, of Avalon, NJ passed away peacefully April 1, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca (Becky); sons, Michael (Maria) Brady, and Robert (Meghan) Brady; daughters, Janine (Joseph) Piscopiello, and Kelly Brady; grandsons, Michael Piscopiello, Matthew Piscopiello, Daniel Brady; granddaughters, Briana Piscopiello, Allison Brady, and Emily Murphy; along with many...
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Augustus "Gus" Epple

October 5, 1925 - April 1, 2017

EPPLE, AUGUSTUS "GUS", 91, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Paterson, NJ to the late August and Hattie Schilde Epple and was a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Stone Harbor. Gus served in the U.S. Army on the European Front during World War II, and fought in the Battle of the Bulge, He...
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Frederick Paul Jacobs

November 28, 1934 - April 1, 2017

JACOBS, FREDERICK PAUL, 82, of Cape May, NJ, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Paul and Greta Sonnenberg Jacobs, he moved here 28 years ago from Philadelphia, PA. In Philadelphia, he owned Jacobs Heating and Air Conditioning. He attended the Seashore Community Church of the Nazarene and served in the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1960. Fred was a member of...
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Marino A. Cosenza

March 31, 1930 - March 30, 2017

Cosenza, Marino A. 86 – of Avalon, NJ passed away on March 30, 2017. He was born on March 31, 1930 in Philadelphia to the late Achille and Splendora Cosenza. He moved his family to Avalon in 1972, and owned Marino Cosenza Masonry and Concrete. Marino is survived by his wife of 65 years, Dolores (formerly Sieracki); his children: Debbie (Dave), Diane (Pete), Lori (Steve), Reno, Kim (Josh),...
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Helen Mary Visco

November 28, 1931 - March 28, 2017

Helen M. Visco (nee Noel), 85, of Sea Isle City, NJ passed away on March 28, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Albert and Helen Noel, she moved to Sea Isle City from Philadelphia in 1974. She loved living by the ocean and enjoyed spending time with her 13 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her first husband Dutch Schneider and second husband Louis Visco; son...
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Zachary B. Van Ess

January 2, 1984 - March 26, 2017

Van Ess, Zachary B., 33 – of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away March 26, 2017. He is a lifelong resident of Cape May County and worked as a truck driver for Bradway Trucking. He is survived and will be missed by his parents, Dennis and Janet (formerly Buganski) Van Ess; as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Services are private. Donations may be made in Zachary's name to the Cape May...
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John E. Henderson

March 11, 1927 - March 25, 2017

Henderson, John E., 90, of Whitesboro, NJ, passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2017. He is survived by his nieces and nephews. Funeral services are private.
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Marion "Kenny" Dale

February 22, 1996 - March 23, 2017

Marion "Kenny" Dale of Goshen was tragically taken from us in an automobile accident in the early morning hours of Thursday, March 23, 2017. Kenny attended Middle Township Schools and was a graduate of Middle Township High School, class of 2014. He was an avid wrestler and loved lacrosse. He was a wonderful young man whose life was cut-short. He will be sadly missed. Kenny was predeceased...
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Florence E. Martino

April 16, 1934 - March 22, 2017

MARTINO, FLORENCE E., 82, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Born in Queens, NY to the late Warren and Pearl Eliza Gauger Drumheller, she moved to Cape May Court House from Woodbine in 1988. She was a member of Green Creek Bethel United Methodist Church and was formerly employed at Woodbine Developmental Center. She enjoyed cooking, baking, and reading. Mrs...
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William F. Stimmel, Jr.

January 7, 1949 - March 17, 2017

William F. Stimmel, Jr., 68, of Green Creek, NJ, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017 at Cape Regional Medical Center. Born in Reading, PA to the late William F. Stimmel, Sr. and Evelyn Shaffer Stimmel, he lived in Green Creek for 23 years after living in Cape May Court House since 1980. He was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ. He enjoyed cars and boats. Bill is survived by his...
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Robert M. Hughes

July 11, 1939 - March 17, 2017

Robert Millard Hughes "Muggs", 77, of Erma, NJ - it's how everyone knew him, so…Muggs passed away peacefully Friday evening, March 17, 2017. He was born on July 11, 1939 in Mayville in Middle Township, NJ and always claimed to have made the little town famous. His whole life, he was a Court House boy. Muggs got his nickname from a family friend, Hazel Spalding, when he was a small boy. Seems...
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Jeanette Ennis

March 15, 1932 - March 12, 2017

On March 12, 2017 Jeanette Ennis (84), with family by her side, was called home to be with the Lord. Jeanette spent the majority of her life in Tuckahoe and Belleplain. She will be greatly missed and forever loved. Jeanette was predeceased by her loving husband Leonard Ennis, daughter Janet Smith, son Anthony (Tony) Revak and grandson Ben Steeleman. She is survived by her brother: Brad Bonnitt...
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Johnny Fred Brooks

January 9, 1978 - March 9, 2017

Johnny Fred Brooks was called home to be with the Lord on March 9, 2017. Born on January 9, 1978 to the late Sindora Sweeten and Johnny Washington in Philadelphia, PA, Johnny spent his early years with his mother and aunt Pam. Johnny lived in Whitesboro, NJ before moving with his adopted family Andre and Gloria Hodges where Johnny attended Middle Township schools. Johnny was a member and...
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Leon Shedloski

May 19, 1929 - March 9, 2017

Shedloski, Leon 87 – of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away March 9, 2017. He was born in Hudson PA, later moved to Camden NJ and retired to Cape May Court House in 1985. Leon was a Veteran in the US Army. He married his high school sweetheart Elsie Weingard in 1951. He attended Glassboro State College where he got his teaching degree and furthered his education with a Masters degree from...
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Dorothea Marcella Addis

September 8, 1926 - March 5, 2017

ADDIS, DOROTHEA (DOTTIE), nee Welch, 90, of Cape May Court House, NJ, received a blessing from God who called her to join him. She peacefully closed her eyes with rosaries in hand to meet her maker on March 5, 2017 in Valier, MT. She was born in Camden, New Jersey, graduating from Camden High School and West Jersey Hospital School of Nursing as a registered nurse. She married the love of her life...
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James E. Wren

November 21, 1928 - March 4, 2017

James "Jim" Wren, 88, of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away Saturday at the Cape Regional Medical Center surrounded by family. Jim was born November 21, 1928 in Bryn Mawr, PA to Harold and Mary (Carroll) Wren. He graduated from Haverford Township High School in 1946 after which he went into the Army just before WWII ended and was stationed in Korea. Upon return, he went to Lafayette College...
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Jonathan J. Kahnke

January 29, 1958 - March 2, 2017

Kahnke, Jonathan J. 59 – of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away peacefully on March 2, 2017 at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Redwood Falls, MN and would later serve in the US Army. Jonathan moved from Fort Dix to Cape May County in 1982 and worked as an LPN. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans and the VFW. Jon loved to bowl and loved his morning coffee with friends....
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Raymond E. Kataryniak

September 14, 1935 - March 1, 2017

Kataryniak, Raymond Edward, 81 – of Cape May Court House, NJ made his journey to heaven on March 1, 2017, the first day of Lent, surrounded by his loving family. He is cherished by his soulmate, Marie – the love of his life for 58 years; his son, Raymond Jr. of New Brunswick; his daughter, Jean Marie Lobby of Hackettstown, NJ; his son-in-law Harry; and two beautiful grandchildren: Jenna and...
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Bruce W. Bethune

July 17, 1955 - February 28, 2017

Bruce Wayne Bethune third oldest child to Randolph & Marie Bethune made His ultimate transition onward on February 28, 2017, his next journey has begun. Bruce was born on July 17, 1955 in Cape May Court House, NJ, and lived in Whitesboro, New Jersey during his younger years. A graduate of Middle Township High School, he attended Job Corp in Edison New Jersey. Bruce served his county, a member of...
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Joseph R. Pietrzak

July 31, 1951 - February 27, 2017

Pietrzak, Joseph R., 65 – of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away February 27, 2017. He was born in Philadelphia to the late Joseph and Helen Pietrzak and graduated North Catholic High School in 1969. He went on to graduate from Temple University and work for the State of Pennsylvania Employment Center. Joe moved to Cape May County in 2008, was an avid Philly sports fan, and member of the North...
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Catina R. Price

June 26, 1972 - February 25, 2017

Catina Renee Wright Price was born on June 26th, 1972 in Philadelphia, PA to the parents Betty Ann Rex and the late Arthur Fitzpatrick and passed away on February 25, 2017. Catina was a loving, funny, and sweet soul. She was easy to talk to and always willing to lend a helping hand. She was an active member in the church and loved working with children and teaching them about Jesus. She devoted...
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John S. Champion

April 17, 1930 - February 23, 2017

JOHN S. CHAMPION of South Dennis died on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the age of 86. He was born in Goshen to the late John and Mary (Robinson) Champion. He was a former Dennis Township mayor and committeeman and worked for many years at Siegel Brothers Market in Woodbine and later for the New Jersey Lottery. In addition, he was a lifetime member of Dennis Volunteer Fire Company and Cape May...
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Sara L. Evans

November 15, 1920 - February 20, 2017

Evans, Sara L., - 96, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2017. Born in Haleburg, AL to the late Lewis and Gladys Robertson Evans, she previously lived in Wildwood and Philadelphia. She was formerly employed at the Woodbine Developmental Center. She was an avid Bingo player in Atlantic and Cape May counties and sang in the choir at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in...
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Matthew R. Larson

October 20, 1978 - February 19, 2017

Matthew R. Larson, 38 years old, passed away suddenly in his sleep on 2/19/17. Matt was born in New Bedford, MA on October 20, 1978 and moved to Cape May Court House in 1987 with his family. He is survived by his loving parents, Donna and Timothy Tyson of Swainton, NJ, his sister Tracey Brennan, her husband Rick and nephews Ty and Sam. He is also survived by his young son Bentley Gray, who...
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Roy A. Deibert

August 18, 1941 - February 17, 2017

DEIBERT, ROY A., 75, of Seaville, NJ, passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017. Born in Atlantic City, NJ to the late Roy R. and Annie Condon Deibert, he moved to Seaville in 1975 from Atlantic City. He was formerly employed as a printer and advertiser at The Press of Atlantic City. Mr. Deibert was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Legion and the Rutgers...
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John J. Barkovitch

October 27, 1929 - February 16, 2017

Barkovitch, John J. 87 – of Wildwood Crest, NJ passed away February 16, 2017. He was born and raised in Etna, PA to the late John and Anna Barkovitch. After graduating Carnegie Tech College, he later served in the US Army before working as a chemical engineer for Allied Chemical. John bought a home in Wildwood Crest in 1985 and summered here until moving permanently in 1995 from Colonia, NJ. ...
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Lawrence Allen Hickman, Sr.

April 29, 1941 - February 15, 2017

LAWRENCE ALLEN HICKMAN, SR., 75, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Born in North Wildwood, NJ to the late Edward and Gladys Moore Hickman, he was a lifetime resident of this area. After serving in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, he worked at Leesburg State Prison. Larry enjoyed country western music, horseshoes, and karaoke. He was a member of VFW...
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Robert I. Baxter

May 10, 1943 - February 15, 2017

Baxter, Robert I. 73 – of Avalon, NJ passed away February 15, 2017. He was born in Passaic, NJ to the late Robert and Helen Baxter. Robert was a partner at Arthur Andersen in Philadelphia, PA. He visited Avalon seasonally since 1983 before moving permanently in 2009. Robert is survived by his wife of 39 years, Madeline (formerly Torelli); his children: Andrew (Ehren) Baxter and Samantha...
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Brenda Lee Palasch

November 28, 1961 - February 8, 2017

PALASCH, BRENDA LEE, 55, of Dennisville, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at home with her family by her side. Born in Sea Isle City, she was a lifetime resident of this area. She was an active member of the Dennisville United Methodist Church. Her church family provided so much love and support for her and the family. Brenda worked at the ARC of Cape May County for 20 years....
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Anthony John Troupe

February 21, 1961 - February 4, 2017

TROUPE, ANTHONY JOHN, 55, of Rio Grande, NJ, passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, he moved to Cape May County 30 years ago from the Kensington section of Philadelphia. He was a member of St. Boniface Church and was a North Catholic High School graduate Class of 1979. Anthony is survived by his children, Shannon Troupe Hamilton and Anthony Troupe; his longtime...
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B. Jean Tanghare

November 18, 1923 - February 3, 2017

TANGHARE, B. JEAN, 93, of Bridgeton, NJ, formerly of Millville, passed away on Friday, February 3, 2017 at South Jersey Extended Care. She was born in Millville to the late Edward B. Brown and Sara Ottley Norbury Brown. She was a member of Cumberland Methodist Church. Jean is survived by her daughter, Toni Tanghare McAnaney and husband Francis J. McAnaney, Jr.; her son, Gary W. Tanghare; her...
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