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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

Lamont Ralph Tibbitts

July 3, 1939 - December 14, 2018

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 enjoyed creating...
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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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Robert Roland Giddis

March 25, 1951 - October 29, 2018

GIDDIS, ROBERT "TALLY" ROLAND, 67, of West Cape May, NJ, passed away on Monday, October 29, 2018. He was born in Atlanta, GA and called many places home while growing up before finally settling in Cape May County over 40 years ago. He attended Chelmsford High School in Chelmsford, MA and went on to The New Division at Nasson College in Maine before receiving his Bachelor's Degree from Grand...
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Phyllis Grace Price

August 2, 1936 - October 24, 2018

PRICE, PHYLLIS GRACE, 82, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. Born in Camden, NJ to the late Fred and Dorothy Sipp Olt, she moved to Cape May County in 1978. She was a sewing enthusiast and enjoyed doing crafts and cooking. She was a founding member of Team Price and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. Phyllis is survived by her...
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Herman Richard Frame, Sr.

April 23, 1952 - October 23, 2018

FRAME, HERMAN RICHARD SR., 66, of Del Haven, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at Cooper University Hospital. Born in Cape May Court House to the late George Talbot Frame, Jr. and Emma Mame Benzenhafer Frame, he was a lifetime resident of this area. He was a maintenance worker for the Lower Township School District. He was a member of the Green Creek United Methodist Church and the...
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Jonanna Dinella

October 8, 1958 - October 21, 2018

Jonanna Dinella, 60, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 21st, 2018, of natural causes at her home in Philadelphia, PA. Jonanna was the youngest of two children and a graduate of Collingswood High School and Glassboro State College. Jonanna divided her time between her home in Philadelphia and family beach house in Stone Harbor, NJ. Jonanna was a gifted scenic artist in the film...
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Agnes J. Raymond

August 26, 1923 - October 21, 2018

RAYMOND, AGNES J., 95, of Swainton, NJ, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, October 21, 2018 in Myrtle Beach, SC. She was born in Wilmington, DE to the late Paul and Victoria Seczynska Tolwinski and was a bookkeeper for the University of Delaware. Aggie was a member of St. Brendan the Navigator Parish Maris Stella Church. She enjoyed her life and the time spent with family and...
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Grace G. Felix

September 25, 1933 - October 20, 2018

Felix, Grace Wilda, 85 – of Sea Isle City, NJ passed away October 20, 2018. She was prececeased by her husband Robert J. Felix and her parents Frank C. and Grace D. Genscha. Interment is private.
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Ellen Marie Thompson

February 27, 1946 - October 19, 2018

Thompson, Ellen Marie, 72 – of Rio Grande, NJ passed away October 19, 2018. She was born at Margaret Mace in North Wildwood to the late Howard and Ida Stoddard. Ellen worked many years as a cashier at the Country Liquor Store and Wawa in Rio Grande. She is predeceased by her husband, Herbert Thompson, Jr. Ellen is survived by her sons: Michael Thompson and Herbert (Kathy) Thompson III;...
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James Lee Gavitt

April 10, 1948 - October 17, 2018

Gavitt, James Lee, 70 – of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away October 17, 2018. He was born in Hazleton, PA to the late Walter and Jeanne Wear Gavitt and earned a Master's Degree from Bloomsburg University in 1970. Jim moved to Cape May County 48 years ago and taught in Middle Township for 40 years. Over the years he also painted and wallpapered many homes and businesses throughout Cape May...
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Leo C. Riedel, Jr.

May 23, 1954 - October 16, 2018

Riedel, Jr., Leo C. 64 – of Woodbine, NJ passed away at home October 16, 2018. He was born in the Bronx, NY to the late Leo and Anna (formerly Bunchuck) Riedel, Sr. Leo worked as an electrician and was a member of the East Creek Gunning Club. He enjoyed hunting, small engine repair, talking on his CB Radio "Orange Crate", and bike riding. Leo is survived by his wife, Donna (formerly Pettit);...
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Alberta T. Hewitt

September 12, 1932 - October 15, 2018

HEWITT, ALBERTA T., 86, of North Cape May, NJ, passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018. She is survived by her children, Kevin Hewitt (Tina), Shelby Hewitt (Kathy), Raymond Hewitt, Theresa McPherson (Dave), Kimberly Kubiak (Walter), and Kenny Hewitt (Chris-Ann); 18 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and 2 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elton K. Hewitt; and...
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Tom Jakobsen

January 17, 1936 - October 13, 2018

Jakobsen, Tom, 82 of Cape May, NJ, passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2018, very peacefully at North Cape Care Center. Born in Norway and raised by his father Trygve Jakobsen and his stepmother Alice Jakobsen, Mr. Jakobsen served in the Norwegian Air Force and the Norwegian Merchant Marines before immigrating to the United States. He lived in Brooklyn, NY before residing in Cape May, worked as...
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Mary Ellen Atzert

June 4, 1950 - October 13, 2018

Mary Ellen Atzert, aged 68, died on Saturday, October 13, 2018 in LaGrange Park, IL. She was born in Fall River, Massachusetts to William and Mary McGlone, who both died before her. Her younger sister Ann also died before her. She spent most of her formative years in LaGrange Park, IL, where she graduated from St. Francis Xavier grade school and Nazareth Academy high school. She graduated with...
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Agnes Smith Dugan

January 6, 1934 - October 13, 2018

DUGAN, AGNES SMITH, 84, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2018. Born to the late Thomas and Jane Leslie Fullerton, she grew up in Moorestown, NJ. She started raising her family in Maple Shade, NJ before moving to Cape May County forty years ago. Agnes was a member of Our Lady of the Angels Church. She enjoyed the beach, traveling and late night card...
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Joseph J. Schwartz, Jr.

February 19, 1937 - October 12, 2018

SCHWARTZ, JOSEPH J., 81, of Avalon, NJ, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, October 12, 2018 at his home. He was formerly of Colwyn, PA and was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta. Joe, as he was known by, was retired from Quality Lithographic and was a member of the Moose Lodge of North Wildwood. He was a Korean War Veteran. He loved the game of darts and was an...
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Anthony D. Nicoletta

September 28, 1960 - October 11, 2018

Anthony D. Nicoletta (Tony), 58, passed away on October 11, 2018 of complications from brain cancer, which he courageously fought for the past 6 months. Tony was a proud native of Cape May County. He served 25 years with honor alongside many dear friends at the Cape May County Sheriff's Department until his retirement in 2008. Tony loved to be with family and friends, especially sharing time...
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Frances M. Frizziola

December 4, 1926 - October 10, 2018

Frizziola, Frances M., 91, of Avalon, NJ, died on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. She was born in Philadelphia, PA, the daughter of the late Louis A. and Jennie Manzo Pauzano. She and her late husband moved to Avalon in 1972 from Philadelphia. She was a member of Maris Stella Church and the Rosary Society and the Avalon Seniors. She is survived by her daughter, JoAnn Frances Prego and husband,...
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Martha J. Jewell

June 13, 1944 - October 9, 2018

Jewell, Martha J., 74 – formerly of Cape May Court House, NJ passed October 9, 2018 in Jupiter, FL. Martha was predeceased by her husband Franklin in 2000. She is survived by her children: Cynthia (James) Gaskill of Cape May Court House, Robert Jewell of Germantown, MD, Darryl (Stephanie) Jewell of Jupiter, FL, and Matthew (Sandy) Jewell of Westminster, MD; siblings Frank Neal of Jackson, NJ,...
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Joan Patrice Bainbridge

March 9, 1923 - October 9, 2018

Joan Patrice Bainbridge (nee Fogarty) of Cape May Court House, died on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. She was born in Philadelphia, PA, the daughter of the late James P. and Rose M. Fogarty. Joan was a strong woman of great beauty, faith and grace. She lived in Erdenheim, PA, Maplewood, NJ, and Kalamazoo, MI prior to retiring in Cape May Court House, NJ in 1986. She was predeceased by her...
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Eugene W. Buechele, Sr.

October 25, 1937 - October 7, 2018

BUECHELE, EUGENE W. SR., 80, of Avalon Manor, NJ, beloved husband of Peggy Buechele, passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2018. Gene was born at home in West Philadelphia. He was a graduate of St. Cyril Elementary School, West Catholic High School, and St. Joseph College. Gene worked at Boeing Helicopters for 41 years. He was an avid crabber, clammer and fisherman and loved the ocean, bay and his...
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Patricia G. Norris

March 6, 1935 - October 5, 2018

Norris, Patricia G., 83 – of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away October 5, 2018. She was born in Turner, MI to the late Oswald and Agnes Norris. She graduated Central Michigan University and taught 5th Grade at Sterling Elementary School in Sterling Michigan. Pat moved to Cape May County in 2007. Pat is survived by her niece Jane Seppy and nephew Greg Norris who she loved and treated as if...
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Carolyn H. Perrelli

July 12, 1941 - October 4, 2018

Carolyn H. Perrelli, 77, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away October 4, 2018. She was born in Millville, NJ to the late Ulrich and Marie Hofbauer. She was predeceased by her husband, Ronald J. Perrelli, Sr. in 2007. Carolyn is survived by her children: Teresa (Eric) Morano, John Perrelli, and Ronald J. Perrelli, Jr.; her cherised grandchildren, Meghan and Sarah; future grandson-in-law,...
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Jean V. Bielli

August 20, 1934 - October 3, 2018

Bielli, Jean V., age 84, of Ocean View, NJ, died on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. The Funeral Liturgy will be said on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Saint Maximilian Kolbe Parish, Church Of The Resurrection, 200 West Tuckahoe Road, Marmora, NJ, where viewing will be 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Entombment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Mays Landing, NJ.
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Kevin Macfarlane

October 5, 1965 - October 3, 2018

Kevin Macfarlane 52 of Avalon, NJ - passed away on Wednesday October 3, 2018 of an overdose. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Kevin moved to the United States in 1967 with his parents and brother, Gerald. Kevin attended St. Joe's Elementary School in Sea Isle City and Middle Twp. High School where he excelled in soccer. Kevin continued his love of soccer at Belmont Abbey College in Charlotte NC, where...
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Thomas E. Kraemer III

October 16, 1953 - October 2, 2018

Kraemer III, Thomas E., 64 – of Stone Harbor, NJ passed away October 2, 2018. He was born in Drexel Hill, PA to the late Thomas and Kathryn Kraemer II. Tom graduated both Penn State University and Golden Gate University and received Masters degrees in both architecture and finance. He moved to Stone Harbor in 1991 after living in Chicago, IL. He served as a Chapter Consultant for the Phi Kappa...
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Luis Anibal Rodriguez

October 3, 1954 - October 1, 2018

Luis Anibal Rodriguez, 63, of Woodbine NJ passed away on Monday October 1, 2018, of complications resulting from cancer. Luis was born October 3, 1954 in Maricao, Puerto Rico to Guillermo Rodriguez. and Maria Irizarry (Benigna Segarra, married name). He started his elementary learning in the public schools of Maricao, Puerto Rico. He was 14 years old when he moved with his family to Woodbine...
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Ariane R. Saunders

September 15, 1982 - September 29, 2018

Ariane Ronnice Saunders was born on September 15, 1982 in Philadelphia, PA to Rhonda Saunders and Kenneth Matthews. She departed this life on September 29, 2018. Ariane was educated in the Middle Township School system and was a 2000 graduate of Middle Township High School. She went on to attend Atlantic Cape Community College where she studied nursing. At an early age, Ariane was a member of the...
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Aloysius J. Magrowski

May 12, 1924 - September 29, 2018

MAGROWSKI, ALOYSIUS J., 94, of Villas, NJ, passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Born in Reading, PA to the late Bartholomew and Agnes Gnioternynski Magrowski, he moved here in 1976 from Pottstown, PA. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and retired from Firestone Tires in Reading. Al was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He loved building...
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Luz S. Simonetti

July 1, 1940 - September 27, 2018

Luz S. Simonetti, 78 – of Woodbine, NJ sadly departed this life on September 27, 2018. Luz was born in Maricao, Puerto Rico on July 1, 1940 to Monserate Vargas and Librado Simonetti. Luz spent more than 20 years in Puerto Rico before relocating to Woodbine, NJ. Luz was a dedicated and hard worker. She worked at Mizpah Toy Company, Corbin House, and spent many years at the Woodbine Developmental...
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Robert Ellis Heaton, Jr.

April 13, 1951 - September 26, 2018

Robert E. Heaton, 67, of Wildwood Crest, NJ, passed away on the morning of September 26, 2018. He was born in Weehawken, NJ on April 13, 1951 to the late Amy and James Scavo. Robert moved to the area 6 years ago after retiring from managing Bond Drugs in Jersey City. Robert was an avid sports fan. He loved watching the NY Yankees, Boston Celtics, NY Giants, and college sports. He was a member...
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William F. Jochim

October 1, 1940 - September 26, 2018

Jochim, William F., 77 – of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away September 26, 2018. He is survived by his wife Margaret (formerly Mahady); children Christopher and Tracey; and grandchildren Ali and Sami. Viewing will be Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. at Radzieta Funeral Home, 9 Hand Ave., Cape May Court House, NJ 08210. Graveside service will follow at Cape May County...
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Denys R. Kelly

December 22, 1962 - September 17, 2018

KELLY, DENYS R., 55, of Clermont, NJ, passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018. She was a lifetime resident of this area. She enjoyed her electric car club, conventions, Egyptian history and artifacts, and ceramics. Denys is survived by her daughter, Tabitha Tozer and her partner Alex Fowler; her companion, Russ Tozer; her stepdaughter, Melissa Tozer; her brother, Tom Heston and wife Tiffany...
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Karen Jane Kotecha

November 27, 1944 - September 12, 2018

KOTECHA, KAREN J. (nee HILL), 73, of Cape May Court House, NJ, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on September 12, 2018 after a courageous 21 year battle with cancer. Karen was born to Clara Jane and William Hill in Kansas City, MO on November 27, 1944 and raised in Omaha, Nebraska where she graduated from Westside High School. Karen attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln where she, ...
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Elizabeth A. Burnley

July 17, 1934 - September 11, 2018

BURNLEY, ELIZABETH A., 84, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Born in Millville to the late Preston and Edna Chambers Fisher, she was a lifetime resident of this area. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cape May Court House, where she was a Sunday School Teacher. Betty was an administrative assistant to the principal for the Avalon School...
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Esther M. Smith

February 25, 1940 - September 10, 2018

Smith, Esther M. 78 – of Woodbine, NJ passed away Sept. 10, 2018. She is survived by her children: Michael Smith, Robert Smith III, Deborah Harvey, Elizabeth Jordan, and Walter Smith III; sisters Barbara Hess and Elsie Hoffman; as well as 12 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild. She is predeceased by her husband Walter Smith, Jr., daughter Susan Marie Kelley,...
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Scott F. Gregg

September 8, 1982 - September 9, 2018

Gregg, Scott F. 36 – of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away September 9 2018. Scott is survived by his son Scott B. Gregg II; his parents Scott B. and Donna Gregg; his maternal grandparents along with many aunts, uncles and cousins. Scott will always be remembered for his infectious laugh and beautiful smile. A celebration of Scotty's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday September 15...
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Susan Marie DeFeo

October 4, 1971 - September 7, 2018

On Friday September 7th, 2018, Susan DeFeo (nee Hartman) passed away peacefully in her sleep. Susan is survived by her love, her husband Luciano (Louie) Defeo; her light, her son James Burgess; her brother Edward Hartman (Jeanette); her sisters Christine Hartman, Marybeth Hartman; her niece Amanda, and her uncles, aunts, and her many cousins that she adored; her best friend Kristine (Gorman)...
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Leo J. Vogelsong

November 22, 1929 - September 6, 2018

Vogelsong, Leo J. 88 – of Sea Isle City, NJ passed away September 6, 2018. He was born in Westmont, NJ to the late Leo and Pauline (formerly Davis) Vogelsong and graduated from John Bartram High School. Leo served in the US Army during the Korean War and later retired from the Gulf Oil Corporation. He was a Fourth Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus Council 3560 and a member of the Sea...
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Joseph Herbert Lucas

July 24, 1938 - September 6, 2018

Lucas, Joseph H., 80 – of Green Creek, NJ passed away September 6, 2018. He is survived by his daughters: Patricia Abrams and Cheryl Lucas; as well as 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Services are private. Condolences at www.radzieta.com
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Joan P. Karlsson

January 19, 1934 - September 3, 2018

Joan Karlsson, longtime resident of Cape May Point, died peacefully at 84 years old. She started coming here as a child from Pennsylvania and moved here permanently in the 1960's. She is survived by her son Christopher Cohen of Cape May Point, Laura Cohen of California, Cynthia Cohen of New York City and predeceased by LIsa Cohen of Tampa, Florida and 3 grandchildren. She will be deeply missed.
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Hazel Edna Kelly

September 7, 1947 - September 1, 2018

KELLY, HAZEL EDNA, 70, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2018. She was born in Philadelphia to the late Samuel C. and Emily McLaughlin Kelly, Sr. Hazel was an avid Phillies fan and Connie Francis fan. Hazel is survived by her brother, Sam Kelly; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her 11 siblings, Joan, Betty, Beatty, Kate, Bernie, Peg,...
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Esther L. Bradway

September 15, 1942 - August 29, 2018

Bradway, Esther L., 75 – of Green Creek, NJ passed away August 29, 2018. She was born in Nazareth, PA to the late Charles and Beatrice Tress. She moved to Cape May County in 1990 after living in Aston, PA. Esther volunteered at Hope House in Atlantic City, where she gave aid and her time to homeless women and children. She had endless compassion and love for people, always putting others needs...
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Thomas Francis Donohoe III

December 4, 1932 - August 23, 2018

Thomas Francis Donohoe III, 85, passed away peacefully in his home in Stone Harbor, New Jersey on Aug. 23, 2018. Tommy grew up in the Overbrook area of Philadelphia, where he attended Saint Joseph's Preparatory School and the University of Pennsylvania. After serving in the U.S. Army, stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska, he married Meta Baily Donohoe in 1959. He then began his successful career with...
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Joanne Bronga Robinson

August 7, 1954 - August 23, 2018

ROBINSON, JOANNE BRONGA, 64, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away Thursday, August 23, 2018. Born in Utica, NY to the late Fiore and Josephine Falcone Bronga, she moved here 20 years ago from Camp Hill, PA. She formerly was a field analyst for Electronic Data Systems and a teacher. Joanne was an avid reader. She loved fishing and was an athlete in her younger years. Joanne is survived...
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Matthew P. Karimalis

February 6, 1984 - August 21, 2018

KARIMALIS, MATTHEW P., 34, of Dennis Township, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. He was born in Cape May Court House to the late Emanual and Elaine P. Abel Karimalis. He is survived by his daughter Evelyn Karimalis, who was his everything; his siblings Chris Karimalis, Maria Karimalis, Mike Karimalis, Frank Karimalis, and Joseph Karimalis; and his nieces, nephews, and cousins. ...
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Gilbert E. Simmerman

November 26, 1939 - August 20, 2018

SIMMERMAN, GILBERT E., 78, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Monday, August 20, 2018. Born in Wildwood to the late Gilbert F. and Anna P. Fowler Simmerman, he was raised in Dennisville before moving to Cape May Court House. He retired from Bell Telephone. Gil attended Dennis Township Elementary School before graduating in the Class of 1958 from Middle Township High School. While in...
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Pavlina "Lina" Nerantzis

May 27, 1927 - August 20, 2018

Pavlina (Lina) Nerantzis age 91, passed away peacefully with her children at her side on Monday August 20th, 2018, at 7pm. She was born Pavlina Lekka in Kiparo Greece on May 27, 1927 to Polimeris and Magdalini Lekka. She was one of seven children- Aristides, Nikki, Elsie, Kathie, Eutuxia, and Panayiota. The family lived in Athens for many years until a young man from Australia, Lucas Nerantzis,...
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William E. Gouse, Jr.

March 16, 1953 - August 19, 2018

Gouse, Jr., William E., 65 – of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away August 19, 2018. He was born in Mountain Top, PA to the late William and Shirley (Keiner) Gouse, Sr. He owned and operated Wildwood Hardware for many years before working at Home Depot until his retirement. Bill was a member of Our Lady of the Angels Church and Knights of Columbus, as well as the Wildwood Lions Club. Bill...
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Donna J. Turner

January 3, 1948 - August 19, 2018

TURNER, DONNA J. (ORTLIP), 70, of Seaville, NJ, passed away on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at home. Donna was the daughter of the late Jean and Howard Ortlip and grew up in Pitman, NJ and in Strathmere, NJ. George, her husband of 33 years and she made their home in Seaville, NJ. Donna is survived by son, Benjamin Harrison; step son, George III (Kate) and step daughter, Kelly Barlow (Art)....
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G. Elizabeth "Liz" MacCready

April 19, 1931 - August 15, 2018

MacCREADY, G. ELIZABETH "LIZ", 87, of Rio Grande, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. She was born in Westfield, NJ to the late Robert David Gracey and Grace Elizabeth Rodgers Gracey and moved here over 50 years ago. She was a massage therapist at Massage Works and worked until the day before she went into the hospital. Liz enjoyed birds and going to the Lobster House. She was a...
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Michael S. Frazier

November 20, 1967 - August 15, 2018

Michael S. Frazier, 50, of Dennisville, NJ, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, August 15, during the early morning hours. He was predeceased by his father Roy Wesley Frazier and his infant son Adam Michael Frazier. He is survived by his mother Betty Ann (Abrams) Frazier, his daughters Haley Frazier (Kyle Prosser) and Skylyr Frazier, siblings Dean Frazier (Kelly), Kimberly Mastriana (William),...
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Deborah A. Stilwell

August 18, 1949 - August 15, 2018

Stilwell, Deborah A., 68, of Cape May, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. She was born in Cape May to the late Samuel and Katherine Ruben. She loved her babies (dolls), her little and big cousins, and all of her family. She enjoyed going on trips, to the casino, and shopping. Debbie is survived by her cousins, Susanne Dadura, Joan Jenkins, Margie Elias, Danny Stilwell, Maryann...
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Arnold D. Hitt III

June 7, 1946 - August 13, 2018

Hitt, Arnold D. 72 – of Dennis Township, NJ passed away August 13, 2018 at his home. Arnie was born June 7, 1946 in Washington, D.C. to the late Arnold D. Hitt, Jr. and Lucille Newton Hitt. He was married and predeceased by his wife Patricia of Atlantic City in 2008. Arnie attended Springbrook High School and spent his college days at the University of Maryland and received a Bachelor of...
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Lester Herbert Hughes, Sr.

September 17, 1937 - August 11, 2018

HUGHES, LESTER "LETT" SR., - 80, of Erma, passed peacefully in his home in Erma on August 11, 2018. He is survived by his three children: Lester Hughes, Jr. (Gerri), Krista Bass (Donnie), and Jennifer Dobitsch (Jules), as well as seven grandchildren: Malynda Hughes; Caleb, Jacob, and Bella Grace Bass; Mackenzie Hughes and Evy Dobitsch; and great-grandchild, Julian Hughes (child of Mackenzie)....
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Louis Edward Taylor, Jr.

December 4, 1944 - August 11, 2018

TAYLOR, LOUIS EDWARD JR., 73, of Swainton, NJ, passed away on Saturday, August 11, 2018. He was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Louis Edward and Elizabeth Zuccato Taylor. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Carolyn; his daughter Sarah Louise Taylor-Deak and her husband James and their children James, Benjamin, Martha, and Theodore, all of Mays Landing, NJ; his son Louis Edward Taylor,...
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Anna F. Radzieta

June 16, 1938 - August 11, 2018

RADZIETA, ANNA F. (nee KUBIAK), 80, of Cape May Court House, NJ, died peacefully on Saturday, August 11, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 16, 1938 in Camden, NJ to the late Anthony E. and Frances D. Chojnacki Kubiak. She lived here for fifty years, moving from Woodbine, NJ, where she owned and operated Ann's Beauty Shop from 1961 to 1969. Beginning in 1970, she helped...
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Frederick B. Maroney

March 11, 1926 - August 9, 2018

Maroney, Frederick Botsford, 92 – of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away August 9, 2018. He was born in Passaic, NJ to the late Arthur and Elsie Maroney and lived in Passaic, Bloomfield and Glen Ridge before moving to Cape May Court House. He served in the US Army during World War II and received the Silver Star Medal for his service. Fred graduated Fairleigh Dickinson University as a CPA and...
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Douglas Roy Jepsen

November 22, 1953 - August 9, 2018

Jepsen, Douglas Roy 64 – of Wildwood, NJ passed away August 9, 2018. He was born in Elizabeth, NJ to the late Andrew and Jean Jepsen. Doug served in the US Navy during the Vietnam Era. He loved fishing and doing crafts. Doug is survived by his brothers: Skip (Jean) Jepsen and Russ (Carolyn) Jepsen; nieces: Tracy, Michelle (Bob), and Andrea (Dave); nephews: Lenny (Nicola), Al (Deb), Andrew,...
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William W. Smith

November 1, 1932 - August 8, 2018

Smith, William W. 85 – of Cape May, NJ passed away August 8, 2018. He was born to the late Wesley and Janette Smith and was a lifelong resident of South Jersey. Bill served in the US Air Force during the Korean War, was a life member of Green Creek Fire Department and served on the Rescue Squad of Lower Township. He loved fishing, sharing stories, sports (especially the Flyers and Phillies),...
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Marion H. Cantz

February 24, 1937 - August 7, 2018

Marion H. Cantz, (Hitchon) of Green Creek, NJ, (81), passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Born to the late Wilton and Mildred (Reed) Hitchon, on February 24, 1937, Marion grew up in Philadelphia, PA, where she graduated from Germantown High School in 1955. Marion enjoyed fishing from the surf of the beach. She had a great love of dogs, specifically her many Labradors. She also...
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Ellen Epple

December 28, 1932 - August 5, 2018

Ellen Epple, 85, of Cape May Court House, and most recently of Princeton, NJ, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, August 5, 2018, in her home at Acorn Glen, surrounded by her family and her minister. She was born in Nutley, NJ to Lucy Goldbeck Buckman Quakenbush and Martin Buckman. In her retirement, Ellen and her late husband, Augustus Epple, moved from Belle Mead to the Cape May area...
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Henry Clay Smith, Jr.

May 30, 1959 - August 5, 2018

Henry Clay Smith, Jr., 59, of Newark, Delaware, departed this life on August 5, 2018. He was born in Cape May Court House, New Jersey on May 30, 1959 to Henry Clay Smith, Sr. (deceased) and Theresa Smith. He attended Middle Township School Systems through high school. Soon out of high school he worked as a roofer, bus driver for New Jersey Transit, Woodbine Developmental Center, and has been...
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Rosaleen P. Law

June 23, 1936 - August 5, 2018

Rosaleen Patricia Law-Wadaga, (Gribbon) of Cape May Court House, NJ, (82) passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 5, 2018. Born the daughter of the late John and Annie Gribbon, on June 23, 1936, Rose grew up in Kearny, NJ with her two loving brothers Jack and Joseph, who pre-deceased her. Rose graduated from New Jersey City University with a teaching degree. Rose began her career teaching...
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Timmy Moore, Jr.

July 26, 1983 - August 4, 2018

Timmy Moore Jr. was born to the late Timmy Moore Sr. and Alma Moore. He was the older of two children. His younger brother, Shane followed him three years later. Timmy was born and raised in Cape May Court House, and considered himself blessed to spend his younger years under the loving care of his grandparents Lewis & Griselda Moore, who spoiled him rotten. After reaching his teenage years...
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Paul Joseph Farmer

April 3, 1949 - August 3, 2018

Paul Joseph Farmer, 69, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Friday, August 3, 2018. He was born in Salem, MA to the late Joseph Charles and the late Ann Marie (née Gormley) Farmer. Paul was the owner/executive producer of Lockup USA, the country's leading producer of video training programs for correctional professionals. After graduating from the University of Detroit in 1970 with a...
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Joseph Warren Fowler

September 23, 1956 - August 1, 2018

FOWLER, JOSEPH WARREN, 61, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. He was born in Sea Isle City and was a carpenter by trade. He is survived by his wife, Dawn M. Fowler; his mother, Beatrice Smith; and his siblings, Kathy Wescott, Tom Fowler, Susan Alvaro, Sandra Fowler, William Grier, Emma Pennello, Arnold Grier, Harry Grier, Alice Grace, Philip Fowler, and Julie...
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Max M. Muffley

May 12, 1929 - July 29, 2018

MUFFLEY, MAX M., 89, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2018. He was born in Mechanicsburg, VA to the late John and Rita Hoilman Muffley. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War and was a member of the IBEW Local 351. He was also a member of the VFW Post 5343 Villas and the American Legion. Max is survived by his sisters, Billie Cusati, Tommie Manley, Martha...
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David Albert Priggemeier

January 10, 1953 - July 25, 2018

David Albert Priggemeier, 65, of Cape May Court House passed away at home on July 25, 2018 with his family by his side after a 10 year long battle with lymphoma. David was born January 10, 1953 in Darby, Pennsylvania to Charles and Louise Priggemeier. He grew up in Stone Harbor, NJ with his three brothers Charles, James and Kenneth. David started his career as an auto mechanic at McClure's...
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Michael Plitnick, Jr.

February 1, 1940 - July 23, 2018

Plitnick, Jr., Michael 78 – of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away July 23, 2018. He was born in Dias Creek, NJ to the late Michael and Mildred Plitnick and was later self-employed and operator of Plitnick General Contractors. Michael was former president of the Middle Township Planning Board, 4-H volunteer, past member of Middle Township Optimist Club, and proud parent of The Panther Marching...
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Allen Juan Dickerson

April 29, 1998 - July 21, 2018

DICKERSON, ALLEN JUAN, 20, of Woodbine and Pleasantville, NJ, passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2018. He is survived by his mother, Gemminique Dickerson and her husband Lee; his grandparents, Venus McKoy, Curtis Motley, and Allan Johnson; his sisters, Mercedes Price, Diamondinique Price, and Allee Dickerson; and his brother, Nyejai Price. He was preceded in death by his father, Allen Dickerson. ...
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Veronica "Vera" Paulsworth

June 14, 1938 - July 19, 2018

Veronica "Vera" Przybylowski Kee Paulsworth, 80, of Cape May, NJ, passed away July 19th, 2018. She was born on June 14th, 1938 to the late Stanley and Veronica Przybylowski. Vera worked at Henny's in Stone Harbor for 22 years. She enjoyed playing pinochle, skip bo, doing crossword puzzles, gardening and hosting family gatherings. Other than her parents Vera was preceded in death by her first...
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John T. Daly, Sr.

June 30, 1930 - July 17, 2018

Daly, Sr., John T. 88 – of Bethlehem, PA passed away July 17, 2018. John was born in the Bronx, NY to the late John and Mona Daly. He served in the US Air Force before working as a Program Administrator for the IBM Corporation in White Plains, NY. He was predeceased by his wife Evelyn Alma Daly in 1998, his daughter Debra. A. Weier, his son-in-law George William Farr, a brother Robert Daly,...
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Jorge Gallardo, Jr.

January 7, 1966 - July 16, 2018

Jorge Gallardo Jr., 52, of Woodbine, NJ, passed away on Monday July 16, 2018, the result of a motor vehicle accident on Route 550 in Belleplain, NJ. Jorge was born January 7, 1966 in Bronx, New York to Jorge Gallardo Sr. and Monserrate Gomez Rodriguez. As a child, he briefly attended Woodbine Elementary School in Woodbine NJ, and finished his schooling at South Dade Senior High School in...
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Loretta Jean Monaghan

October 12, 1951 - July 10, 2018

MONAGHAN, LORETTA JEAN, 66, of Erma, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Born in Portsmouth, VA on October 12, 1951 to the late James R. Beauton-Busch and Loretta L. Black (nee Walch), she moved here over 45 years ago. She enjoyed doing counted cross-stitch and going to Disney every other year. She loved her Chow rescue dogs. Jean is survived by her only son, Randall (Jenna) Monaghan,...
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Elsie Rooth Kuhn

July 27, 1921 - July 10, 2018

KUHN, ELSIE ROOTH, 96 - of Avalon, and Stone Harbor, passed away on July 10, 2018. Elsie was born in Hartford, Connecticut on July 27, 1921 and grew up in Philadelphia. She attended Frankford High School and Penn State University. She was predeceased by her husband Milton William Kuhn who died in 2008 after they celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary. Elsie is survived by two sons Milton M...
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G. Virginia Stiffler

December 2, 1920 - July 9, 2018

STIFFLER, G. VIRGINIA, 97, of Cape May, NJ, passed away on Monday, July 9, 2018. Born in Orange, NJ to the late Harry and Gertrude Ormfield Ayers, she moved to Cape May in 1982 from Rahway. She was an active member of Cape May United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir and taught vacation bible school. Ginny loved singing, music, and playing the organ. She was the oldest member of...
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Emma P. Ryan

December 29, 1922 - July 9, 2018

RYAN, EMMA P., 95, of Avalon, NJ, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 9, 2018. She was born in Philadelphia and moved to Avalon over 30 years ago from Lindenwold. She was the owner of Ye Olde Dutch Pancake House in Avalon. Mrs. Ryan is survived by her sons, Roy Ryan (Laurie) of Alstead, NH, Jack Ryan (Nancy) of Ocean View, and Joe Ryan of Avalon Manor; her six grandchildren; and her...
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William A. Kanengiser

July 21, 1947 - July 6, 2018

KANENGISER, WILLIAM A., 70, of Erma, NJ, passed away on Friday, July 6, 2018. Born in Newark, NJ to the late Irving and Barbara Landsman Kanengiser, he moved here 29 years ago from West Orange. Bill enjoyed reading and studying the Bible. He put on Bible conferences in the Cape May area and was a speaker at Bible conferences in Tennessee. He did some Bible studies over the phone with his...
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Cleo Mae Corley

March 26, 1940 - July 4, 2018

On Wednesday, July 4, 2018, Cleo Corley, loving wife and mom of four children, grandmother to five grandchildren, passed away peacefully at the age of 78. Cleo was born in Portsmouth, Ohio. She met and married her husband James Corley of Fair Lawn, New Jersey. Cleo worked as a caregiver at Mount St. Francis where she retired from. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, James Corley,...
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George W. Simpkins

July 31, 1935 - July 4, 2018

SIMPKINS, GEORGE W., 82, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Born in Cape May Court House to the late George H. and Louise Newsome Simpkins, he was a lifelong resident here. He was assistant manager at the ACME in Sea Isle City and attended the First Baptist Church in Cape May Court House. George was a volunteer with the Middle Township Ambulance Corps...
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Shirley L. Harrell

January 25, 1936 - July 3, 2018

Missionary Shirley L. ( Dashiell ) Harrell went home to be with her Lord on July 3, 2018. She was born January 25, 1936 to the late Golden and Katie Dashiell of Tyaskin, Maryland. She had five siblings that proceeded her in death; Marie Teagle, Calvin Dashiell, Grace Stanford, Rayfield Dashiell, and Sarah Lewis. She leaves two sisters to cherish her memory- Irene Jordan of Euclid, Ohio and...
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