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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

Ruth Joyce Rainey

February 8, 1934 - December 8, 2017

RAINEY, RUTH JOYCE, 83, of Villas, NJ, passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017. Born in Philadelphia to the late Raymond and Margaret Brooks Werner, she has been a longtime Cape May County resident, living in the Villas for the last 35 years. She worked in the meat department at the Acme in Cape May and North Cape May for 32 years. Mrs. Rainey is survived by her husband of 63 years, Leo...
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William Spencer Megargee

June 17, 1953 - December 6, 2017

MEGARGEE, WILLIAM SPENCER, 64, of Newport, NJ, died suddenly of natural causes on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. Born in Somers Point to the late Irwin F. and Althea Evans Megargee, he moved to Newport six years ago from Malaga Camp. He was a member of the Delmont Methodist Church and served in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Vietnam War. Bill was a teacher at Vineland High School and retired...
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Manuel J. Fernandez

February 25, 1940 - December 4, 2017

Manuel Joseph Fernandez of Cape May passed away peacefully in his home on December 4, 2017. He had a love of the water, whether it was working on the tugs, paddling in his kayak or casting a line off of the jetty. Manuel is survived by his wife of 30 years, Lynn Massimiano, his children; Julie, Laurie Fernandez-Moore (Thomas), Manuel R., Christine, seven grandchildren, sisters; Kathryn Tifft,...
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Gail G. Noble

March 17, 1943 - December 1, 2017

Gail Martha Gustafson Noble, 74 - of Cape May Court House, NJ lost her battle with cancer on December 1, 2017. She was born to Martin G. Gustafson and Evelyn Durand Gustafson in West Bend, Wisconsin. After graduating from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin she married Timothy F. Noble and began working as a school music teacher. After Tim's military service they moved to Tim's home town...
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Brady Lewis Spaulding

October 18, 1965 - November 29, 2017

Brady Lewis Spaulding, 52, departed this life suddenly on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. Brady was born on October 18, 1965 in Cape May Court House, NJ to Dolores and Henry Spaulding. Brady attended Middle Township High School and graduated in 1984. After graduating he enlisted into the U.S. Air Force for four years and worked as an aircraft loadmaster. After his time in the service Brady...
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Helen Alice Nixon

July 7, 1931 - November 26, 2017

NIXON, HELEN ALICE, 86, of Woodbine, NJ, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017. Born in Pennsville, NJ to the late Howard and Alma Bruce Herrmann, she was a longtime area resident who moved back to this area two and a half years ago after retiring to Virginia and Georgia. She was an Army Veteran of the Korean War. While stationed in Okinawa, she met Donald Nixon and they were married in 1952....
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Nancy Conte

January 23, 1925 - November 25, 2017

CONTE, NANCY, 92, of Sea Isle City, NJ, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Penn Presbyterian Hospital, Philadelphia. Nancy was born in Ponza, Italy to the late Jerry and Laura Romano Conte, she moved here in 1968 from Bronx, NY. She worked as a seamstress in New York before moving down to Sea Isle City. She is best remembered for her love of cooking and has worked for many local...
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Louis Saduk, Jr.

September 8, 1932 - November 25, 2017

SADUK, LOUIS JR., 85, of Belleplain, NJ, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at home. Born in Belleplain to the late Lukian and Katherine Kubiak Saduk, he was a resident of Cape May County all of his life. Lou is survived by his daughter, Donnalee Bright; his sister, Vera Jargowsky; and his brothers, Tony Saduk (Shirley) and Carl Saduk (Darlene). He was preceded in death by his wife,...
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Audrey M. Countiss

April 15, 1938 - November 24, 2017

COUNTISS, AUDREY M., 79, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Friday, November 24, 2017. Born in Wildwood to the late William M. and Dorothy M. Craner Field, she was a lifelong resident of Cape May County. Audrey was an avid scrabble player and enjoyed spending time playing games or watching movies with those she loved. She was a Beloved Mother and Mom-Mom to her family. Audrey is...
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Robert O. Barnes

October 20, 1930 - November 23, 2017

BARNES, ROBERT O., 87, of Avalon, NJ passed away on Thursday November 23, 2017. Born in Pittsburgh, PA to the late George and Eleanor Otto Barnes, he moved to Avalon in 1992 from Villanova, PA. Bob was a Navy Veteran of the Korean War and worked as a manager for Bell Atlantic in Philadelphia. Bob was a lifetime Pittsburgh Steelers fan who enjoyed winters in Florida with his wife Eileen -...
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Mary Helen Wakefield

November 6, 1941 - November 22, 2017

Wakefield, Mary Helen (NEE STEWARD) - 76 of Woodbine passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 at Shore Memorial Hospital in Somers Point, NJ. Mary Helen was born in Walterboro, South Carolina to the late Asbury and Vurise (Snipe) Steward. The family moved to Philadelphia, PA initially and then to Woodbine, NJ in 1942. She was educated in the Woodbine Public School system and...
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Alan Wheatley Thomas

February 28, 1926 - November 18, 2017

Alan Wheatley Thomas passed away at The Shores in Ocean City, New Jersey on November 18, 2017. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on February 28, 1926 to Daniel Lloyd Vernon Thomas and Bertha Lucille Wheatley Thomas. He spent his boyhood on a farm near Richfield, Ohio and was raised by both his parents and his maternal aunt, Nellie Blanche Wheatley. He graduated in 1944 from Richfield High School and...
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David C. Delancey

December 14, 1955 - November 17, 2017

DELANCEY, DAVID C., - 61, of Ocean View, NJ, passed away November 17, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Jaralyn Oporto Delancey; daughters, Maria and Alysha; mother Marie; and brothers Herschel III and James. Services on November 24, 2017 at Seaville United Methodist Church, 3100 Shore Road, Ocean View, NJ 08230. Visitation from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. and service at 2:00 p.m.
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Kenneth D. Shivers, Sr.

August 15, 1923 - November 17, 2017

SHIVERS, KENNETH D. SR., 94, of North Wildwood, NJ, passed away on Friday, November 17, 2017 at home. Born on the same street as he lived in North Wildwood to the late Jesse and Anna Hansen Shivers, he was a lifetime resident here. He was a commercial fisherman. Mr. Shivers served in the U.S. Army during World War II as part of the Counter Intelligence Corps. In the Philippines, he would take...
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Elizabeth Mary Dougherty

December 25, 1937 - November 15, 2017

DOUGHERTY, ELIZABETH M. "BETTY" nee Simmons - 79, recently of Seaville, NJ and formerly of Philadelphia and Sea Isle City NJ, went to her heavenly home on November 15th 2017. Betty is dearly missed by her loving husband of 58 years, Tom; her children Tom (Terry), Beth (Kyle) Pearce, Brian (Adrienne), Kathy (Mike) Grubb, Maureen (Fred) Schmid, Jeannie (Mike) Finn; and 14 grandchildren: Laura, Tom...
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Mary Elizabeth Metzler

February 9, 1929 - November 14, 2017

METZLER, MARY ELIZABETH, 88, of Sea Isle City, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. She was born in Philadelphia to the late Arthur and Cecilia McMenamin Gilmore. She was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church and the Catholic Daughters in Sea Isle City and of the Little Flower Alumnae Association. She was active in the Red Cross in Sea Isle City. Mrs. Metzler is survived by her sons,...
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Terry L. Del Corio

March 18, 1945 - November 10, 2017

DEL CORIO, TERRY L., 72, of Conway, SC, formerly of Ocean City, NJ, passed away on Friday, November 10, 2017. He was born in Baltimore, MD to the late Frank and Mary Morris Del Corio. He previously was a member of St. Augustine Church in Ocean City. He worked for South Jersey Gas Company. Terry enjoyed golfing, motorcycles, hot rods and muscle cars, and sailboats. He loved socializing at the...
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Otis N. McKaig, Jr.

November 25, 1936 - November 10, 2017

McKAIG, OTIS N. JR., 80, of South Dennis, NJ, passed away on Friday, November 10, 2017. Born in Bridgeton to the late Otis N. and Geraldine Banks McKaig, Sr., he was a lifetime resident of this area. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Cape May Court House and attended the Wesley United Methodist Church in Petersburg. He served in multiple positions in the church including...
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Joan T. McQuillan

June 20, 1953 - November 10, 2017

McQUILLAN, JOAN T., 64, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Friday, November 10, 2017. Born in Philadephia, PA to the late Howard and Olga (Susinskis) Thomulka; she grew up in Drexel Hill, PA and lived in Long Beach, NY before moving to this area over 25 years ago. She worked at WaWa and was a flight attendant, traveling around the world. She always went out of her way to make people...
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Janice Rena Collins

May 4, 1958 - November 6, 2017

COLLINS, JANICE RENA, 59, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017. She was born in Bridgeton to the late George Blackman, Sr. and Natoma Ramsey. She worked at Woodbine Developmental Center. She enjoyed reading, cooking, old movies, Law & Order, and anything to do with forensics. She loved taking care of children and caring for others. Janice is survived by her...
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Frances R. Eckert

January 10, 1925 - November 5, 2017

Frances R. Eckert, 92 of Rio Grande, NJ passed away November 5, 2017. She was born in Philadelphia to the late Joseph and Angela Gawronski and worked as a Tax Examiner for the IRS in Philadelphia. She moved to Cape May County after retiring in 1977 and enjoyed reading and drawing. Frances had a green thumb and loved growing plants and flowers at her home. She was predeceased by her husband...
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Benjamin B. Slovak

June 29, 1920 - November 3, 2017

SLOVAK, BENJAMIN B., 97, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017. Born in New Brunswick, NJ to the late John and Anna Kulik Slovak, he moved here in 1989 after living in East Brunswick since 1951. He worked as a chemist for Union Carbide in New Brunswick. Mr. Slovak was a Navy Veteran of World War II. He was a member of the American Legion and PT Boat organizations....
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William A. Timm

August 28, 1935 - November 1, 2017

Timm, William A. 82 – of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away November 1, 2017. He was born in Columbia, PA to the late Edward and Augusta Timm. Bill later lived in Bergen County and worked as a land surveyor and for the Bergen Record. He moved to Cape May County in 2005. Bill volunteered in the National Guard and was a history buff, especially the Civil War. Bill is survived by his wife of...
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Carol Joy Harvey

November 28, 1942 - November 1, 2017

HARVEY, CAROL JOY, 74, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Born and raised in Philadelphia to the late John and Agnes Artese Donato, she moved to Cape May Court House from Mount Laurel in 1974. She graduated from St. Hubert High School for Girls in 1960 and received her bachelor's degree from Holy Family College in 1964 and her master's degree in education...
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Anne Patricia Hand

October 14, 1929 - October 28, 2017

Anne Patricia Hand, 88 - the beloved matriarch of the Hand family, passed away peacefully on October 28, 2017 at the age of 88. Anne was the daughter of the late Frederick and Anne Menzel of Philadelphia, PA. Anne was a lifelong resident of Stone Harbor, NJ. If you were lucky, she would share her stories and photographs of early days on Seven Mile Island. Anne was predeceased by her loving...
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Henry Walter Pfaff, Jr.

June 1, 1938 - October 26, 2017

Pfaff Jr., Henry W. 79 – of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away October 26, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born in Wildwood, NJ and worked as a diesel mechanic for the Five Mile Beach Bus and Trolley Company. He is survived by his wife Patricia; his children: Debbie, Kathy, Beth, Barbie, Billy, Francie, Kenny, Stephen and Traci.
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Charles W. Havel, Jr.

September 12, 1944 - October 26, 2017

Havel Jr., Charles W. 73 – of Wildwood, NJ passed away October 26, 2017. He was born in Paterson, NJ to the late Charles and Catherine Havel and moved to Cape May County in 1985 after living in Wayne, NJ. Charles worked as a mail carrier in Wildwood. He was a life member of the Cape May County String Band and volunteer at Cape Regional Medical Center. Charles is survived by his wife of 50...
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Jeanne D. Sykes

May 1, 1928 - October 25, 2017

Sykes, Jeanne D. – 89, of Avalon, passed away peacefully on October 25, 2017 at the Brookdale Nursing Home in Cape May Court House. She was born in Roxborough, PA on May 1, 1928. She relocated to Cape May County in 1949 with her husband and love of her life, John W. Sykes Jr. She was a graduate of Penn State University and taught English and Spanish for 42 years with 37 of them at Middle...
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John F. Tobin III

April 30, 1942 - October 20, 2017

Tobin III, John F. 75 – of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away October 20, 2017. He was born in Drexel Hill, PA to the late John and Margaret Tobin, Jr. He moved to the area permanently in 1955 from Upper Darby, PA. John served the United States for 29 years in the US Navy and Army. He also worked as a Senior Slot Technician for Tropicana Casino and as a truck driver for National Freight,...
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William T. Glacken

August 6, 1937 - October 18, 2017

GLACKEN, WILLIAM T., 80, of Rio Grande, NJ, formerly of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on October 18, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA to the late William T. and Emma Regan Glacken, he moved to Swainton in 1999 before moving to Rio Grande in 2010. He served in the US Marine Corps and US Air Force from 1955 to 1976. Bill was a member of Our Lady of the Angels Church, the American Legion Post 198...
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Lorraine Mersch

June 17, 1960 - October 17, 2017

Mrs. Lorraine Mersch, age 57, of Cape May Court House, N.J., passed away October 17, 2017. She was born June 17, 1960, in Newton, N.J., to Mr. Harry and Frances Hepworth. Mrs. Mersch dedicated much of her life to children, both her own and others. As a pre-school teacher for more than 15 years, she had a lasting impact on the lives of so many. Following her teaching career, she and her husband...
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John Richard Van Horn

September 26, 1923 - October 17, 2017

VAN HORN, JOHN RICHARD, 94, of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, formerly of Mount Laurel, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Born in Philadelphia to the late Archibald and Sarah Wiley Van Horn, he lived in Mount Laurel and retired to Avalon, NJ. He worked at RCA in Moorestown as a packaging engineer. Mr. Van Horn served in the Army Air Force 334th Bombardment Squadron in World War II and...
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John Ferguson IV

March 2, 1963 - October 17, 2017

FERGUSON, JOHN, IV, 54, of Clermont, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 surrounded by his family and friends. Born in Sea Isle City, he was raised in Avalon and was a lifetime resident of this area. John was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Avalon. He also was a member of the Avalon Volunteer Fire Department and received the Firefighter of the Year 2016 award. He was...
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Anthony J. Fulginiti

April 16, 1942 - October 16, 2017

Fulginiti, Anthony J., 75 – of Wildwood, Ocean City, and Cape May Court House, NJ passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017. He retired from the practice of law in 1989. He was predeceased by his parents Giacomina "Jackie" and Leon Fulginiti and his brother Joseph Fulginiti. He is survived by his wife Rita Marie Fulginiti, Cape May County Clerk; brothers: Vincent (Ann) of Cape May Court House,...
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Michael A. Kelley

June 13, 1932 - October 14, 2017

KELLEY, MICHAEL A., 85, of Dennis Township, NJ, passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017. He was born in Mineola, NY to the late Robert F. and Evelyn Chard Kelley and served in the US Coast Guard during the Korean War. He was a faithful member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Stone Harbor. He enjoyed singing and sang in the choir at church and with the Cape Harmonaires Barbershop Chorus. Mr....
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Joseph Henry Pettit, Sr.

December 4, 1951 - October 14, 2017

PETTIT, JOSEPH HENRY SR., 65, of Belleplain, NJ, passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Born in Millville to the late Clinton Carles Pettit, Sr. and Angelina Polise Pettit, he was a lifelong resident of this area. He retired from the Belleplain State Forest and from the NJ Army National Guard as a Warrant Officer. Joe loved being around music. He played the drums and the bass in the...
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Geoffrey C. Chew-Perez

January 29, 1992 - October 13, 2017

GEOFFREY C. CHEW-PEREZ, 25, of Dennis Township, NJ, passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017. Born in Cape May Court House, NJ, he was a lifetime Cape May County resident. He enjoyed fishing and working on cars. He was employed by DP Builders and loved doing construction. Geoff is survived by his mother, Carrie Martin (Christopher); his girlfriend, Lyndi Degrandis; his sons, Carter and Bryan;...
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Thomas Joseph Peter Cousins

September 24, 1926 - October 9, 2017

Thomas Joseph Peter Cousins, 91, of Cape May Court House, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2017 in the local hospital. Visitation will be Thursday, October 12, from 5 to 7 pm at the Radzieta Funeral Home, 9 Hand Avenue, Cape May Court House. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, October 13, at 11:00 am at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church, 35 East Mechanic...
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Ruth C. Hines

December 26, 1931 - October 8, 2017

Hines, Ruth C., 85, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2017. Services are private.
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Barbara Ann DiMedio

November 9, 1946 - October 8, 2017

DiMEDIO, BARBARA ANN, 70, of Villas, NJ, passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Cape Regional Medical Center. Barbara was born November 9, 1946 in Cape May Court House, NJ and has been a life-long Cape May area resident. She is the daughter of the late George and the late Margaret (nee Shaw) Chew. Barbara worked for the Mor Push Pin & Button Factory in Philadelphia. She was a member of the...
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Samuel L. Still, Jr.

March 31, 1938 - October 8, 2017

Still, Jr., Samuel Leon, 79 - of N. Cape May (formally Pennsville) passed away on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 from a high level, aggressive form of lymphoma B. He was born in Salem, NJ to the late Samuel Leon Still, Sr. and Mildred Walburn Still. Along with his parents he is predeceased by his sister Eleanor Lyons. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary (nee Gowdy) Still, his children Pam ...
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Cynthia Lynn Pikolycky

May 30, 1953 - October 7, 2017

Pikolycky, Cynthia Lynn 64 – of Belleplain, NJ passed away October 7, 2017. She was born in Millville to the late James and Marion Allen, Jr. Cindy enjoyed being with her grandchildren, being outdoors and working in her yard. She loved having the family together, scrapbooking, and making cards with her "girls" and her "boys" at the firehouse/gunning club. She is survived by her husband of 21...
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Charles R. Zemaitaitis

August 29, 1940 - October 6, 2017

ZEMAITAITIS, CHARLES R., 77, of Brigantine, NJ, passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017. Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, he moved to Brigantine in 1992. He was a longshoreman for Philadelphia Longshoreman Local Union #1291. He is survived by his brothers Raymond and David. Services will be private.
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Vincent R. Keever, Sr.

July 13, 1957 - October 5, 2017

KEEVER, VINCENT R. SR., 60, of Egg Harbor Township, NJ, passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Born in Cape May Court House, NJ, he was a lifelong resident of this area. Mr. Keever is survived by his sons, Vincent R. Keever, Jr. (Melissa) and Chris R. Keever; his mother, Gloria Keever; his brothers, Michael (Elizabeth), Pastor Charles W. Jr. (Patricia), Bill (Tina), Jim (Terry), David ...
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Concetta "Connie" M. Ottaviano

March 17, 1926 - October 4, 2017

Ottaviano, Concetta M. "Connie" - 91, of Cape May, NJ, passed away October 4, 2017. She was born in Hoboken, NJ to the late Joseph and Mary Cambria. She formerly lived in Bergen County and North Wildwood and worked at the Summit Hill Laboratory in Avalon, NJ. Connie loved time with her family and playing Bingo. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Thomas in 2003 and...
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Peter J. Tribulski, Jr.

June 2, 1938 - October 4, 2017

Peter Joseph Tribulski, Jr., 79, of Stone Harbor, NJ and Fort Myers, FL, passed away suddenly on October 4, 2017. Peter is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jean, as well as his children, Wendy Tribulski, Peter Joseph Tribulski III and wife Patty (Lavan), Matthew Tribulski and wife Larissa Smith, and Brian Tribulski and his wife Jennifer (Schmidt) and eight grandchildren. Peter was born and...
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Kathryn "Kay" Casterline

June 18, 1941 - October 2, 2017

Casterline, Kathryn "Kay", 76 of Town Bank, NJ passed away Monday, October 2, 2017. She was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA and lived most of her life in Media, PA where she raised her two sons. She has been a resident of Town Bank since 1990, where she raised her granddaughter. Kathryn was a member of the Villas Fishing Club, the VFW and the Elks where she shared many good times with her neighbors and...
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Joseph Henry Maguire

October 30, 1934 - September 29, 2017

MAGUIRE, JOSEPH HENRY, 82, of Sea Isle City, NJ, passed peacefully on Friday, September 29, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Joseph and Regina McKiernan Maguire, he moved here 17 years ago from Fox Chase, PA. After serving in the U.S. Army, he worked as a banker, and was a vice president of the auto lending department at PNC Bank in Center City Philadelphia. Mr. Maguire was an...
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Ruth E. Morgan

August 14, 1943 - September 24, 2017

Delancey, David C.. 61 – of Ocean View, NJ passed away November 17, 2017. He was born in Sea Isle, NJ and worked as night supervisor at ACME Markets in Seaville. He was predeceased by his father, Herschel Delancey, Jr. and his sister, Eva Marie Melito. David is survived by his wife, Jaralyn Oporto Delancey; daughters, Maria and Alysha Delancey; mother Marie Delancey; and brothers Herschel III...
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Ruth Ellen Morgan

August 14, 1943 - September 24, 2017

Morgan, Ruth Ellen 74 - of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away September 24, 2017. Ruth was born in Newark, NJ. She was a goodhearted person when you needed her help - she was there for you. She loved travelling and started going to Disney World in Florida in 1984 and went every year until 2015. She also loved going to the boardwalk, whether Seaside Heights or Wildwood. Her family began coming...
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Walter T. Smith, Jr.

June 18, 1937 - September 22, 2017

Smith Jr., Walter T. 80 – of Woodbine, NJ passed away September 22, 2017. He was born in Millville, NJ to the late Walter and Elizabeth Smith and worked as a truck driver for Trofa & Sons. Walter is survived by his wife of 58 years, Esther (formerly Gifford); children: Michael Smith, Robert Smith, Deborah Harvey, Elizabeth Jordan, and Walter Smith III; sisters, Dorothy Siabon and Sarah...
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Edith F. Romano

June 11, 1930 - September 22, 2017

Romano, Edith F. 87 - of Cape May Court House died peacefully on September 22, 2017. "Edie", "Edith Ann", Edie Mom, Grandmom, Nannie, was beloved wife of the late Michael R. Romano. Loving mother to Angela Grassi, the late James (Mary) Romano, Patricia (Keith) Crosby, Michele Romano, and Kathleen Romano Galati. She had seven grandchildren: Christian (Sarah) Grettner, Jenn, Jim, and Ali Romano,...
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James J. Rowland

January 6, 1926 - September 18, 2017

ROWLAND, JAMES J., 91, of Stone Harbor, NJ and Marco Island, FL, passed away on Monday, September 18, 2017. He is survived by his son, James J. Rowland, Jr.; his daughter, Maureen E. Fischer (Bill); his sister, Rosemary Peters; three grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held in the spring of 2018. Memorial donations may be made to Avow...
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Neil Patrick McGowan

June 11, 1947 - September 17, 2017

MCGOWAN, NEIL PATRICK, - 70, formerly of Dennis Township, NJ, and a long-time resident of Cape May County passed away peacefully at his retirement home in Florida on September 17, 2017, after a courageous battle. He was born on June 11, 1947, in Philadelphia, Pa. to the late James and Margaret McGowan. Neil was a graduate of Camden Catholic High School and was drafted and served in the U.S. Army....
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David V. Paulson

November 5, 1928 - September 16, 2017

PAULSON, DAVID V., 88, of Stone Harbor, NJ, passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017 surrounded by family at home. Born in Death Valley, CA to the late Agnes (Berg) and Carl Paulson, he moved to Stone Harbor 24 years ago from Berwyn, PA. He spent the first half of his life in California before moving east to Pennsylvania for a job. It was there he met his wife and started his family, living in...
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Catherine M. Dougherty

September 9, 1938 - September 16, 2017

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

November 24, 1948 - September 16, 2017

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

June 10, 1959 - September 12, 2017

Schellenger, Jr., Kenneth D. 58 - of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away September 12, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Cape May County and a Master Plumber. Ken was a stock car racing fan, especially #3 Dale Earnhardt. He is survived by his wife, Anita Schellinger; his son Kenneth N. Schellinger; stepsons: Mike, Stephen, and Arron Milano and their wives; stepdaughter Jennifer Harrah and her...
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Matthew A. Gurzenski, Jr.

February 11, 1940 - September 10, 2017

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

December 12, 1931 - September 7, 2017

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

May 10, 1947 - September 6, 2017

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

May 21, 1951 - September 5, 2017

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

September 12, 1942 - September 2, 2017

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

March 15, 1927 - September 1, 2017

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

March 4, 1919 - September 1, 2017

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

February 13, 1956 - August 31, 2017

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

October 26, 1939 - August 28, 2017

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

October 2, 1948 - August 28, 2017

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

October 26, 1934 - August 28, 2017

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

February 19, 1929 - August 28, 2017

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

July 31, 1975 - August 27, 2017

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

July 30, 1952 - August 26, 2017

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

April 12, 1936 - August 24, 2017

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

July 5, 1932 - August 23, 2017

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

February 13, 1979 - August 21, 2017

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

August 18, 1933 - August 15, 2017

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

August 21, 1930 - August 15, 2017

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

July 11, 1929 - August 14, 2017

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

September 14, 1950 - August 14, 2017

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

June 5, 1935 - August 10, 2017

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

November 2, 1931 - August 9, 2017

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

November 19, 1945 - August 7, 2017

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

January 22, 1931 - August 4, 2017

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

September 9, 1927 - August 2, 2017

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

November 9, 1931 - August 1, 2017

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

October 30, 1963 - July 31, 2017

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

July 27, 1938 - July 30, 2017

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

May 16, 1946 - July 30, 2017

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

June 2, 1968 - July 30, 2017

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

December 6, 1974 - July 26, 2017

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

March 12, 1922 - July 25, 2017

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

May 20, 1922 - July 20, 2017

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

October 15, 1932 - July 20, 2017

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

March 3, 1955 - July 19, 2017

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

August 30, 1932 - July 19, 2017

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

March 14, 1931 - July 18, 2017

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

July 23, 1943 - July 18, 2017

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

April 5, 1960 - July 17, 2017

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

February 5, 1937 - July 14, 2017

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

January 18, 1947 - July 13, 2017

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