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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

Edda F. Woelfel

June 6, 1938 - April 20, 2017

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

March 29, 1935 - April 19, 2017

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

March 4, 1939 - April 14, 2017

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

May 9, 1950 - April 11, 2017

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

January 28, 1947 - April 11, 2017

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

January 3, 1936 - April 7, 2017

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

December 8, 1960 - April 7, 2017

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

September 19, 1951 - April 7, 2017

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

August 13, 1950 - April 6, 2017

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

January 3, 1945 - April 6, 2017

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

July 20, 1946 - April 4, 2017

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

August 30, 1984 - April 1, 2017

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

March 17, 1932 - April 1, 2017

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

October 5, 1925 - April 1, 2017

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

November 28, 1934 - April 1, 2017

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

March 31, 1930 - March 30, 2017

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

November 28, 1931 - March 28, 2017

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

January 2, 1984 - March 26, 2017

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

March 11, 1927 - March 25, 2017

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

February 22, 1996 - March 23, 2017

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

April 16, 1934 - March 22, 2017

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

January 7, 1949 - March 17, 2017

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

July 11, 1939 - March 17, 2017

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

March 15, 1932 - March 12, 2017

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

January 9, 1978 - March 9, 2017

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

May 19, 1929 - March 9, 2017

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

November 21, 1928 - March 4, 2017

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

January 29, 1958 - March 2, 2017

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

September 14, 1935 - March 1, 2017

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

July 17, 1955 - February 28, 2017

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

July 31, 1951 - February 27, 2017

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

June 26, 1972 - February 25, 2017

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

April 17, 1930 - February 23, 2017

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

November 15, 1920 - February 20, 2017

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

October 20, 1978 - February 19, 2017

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

August 18, 1941 - February 17, 2017

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

October 27, 1929 - February 16, 2017

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

April 29, 1941 - February 15, 2017

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

May 10, 1943 - February 15, 2017

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

November 28, 1961 - February 8, 2017

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

February 21, 1961 - February 4, 2017

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

November 18, 1923 - February 3, 2017

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

January 1, 1929 - January 29, 2017

EMILY HARDWICK McDONALD passed away on January 29, 2017 at her residence at Autumn Lake in Ocean View, NJ. She was 88 years old. Emily was born on January 1, 1929 in Philadelphia, PA to Thomas Frederick and Jessie Margaret Hardwick. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1952 and received a Bachelor's Degree in Classical Studies and a Master's Degree in Education. Emily taught...
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Francis P. Gillice

July 4, 1925 - January 25, 2017

Gillice, Francis P., - 91, formerly of Seaville, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Born on the 4th of July, "Frank" was known for his disarming smile, quick wit and enduring sense of humor. He was raised in East Falls, Philadelphia by his mother Ellen Gillice, nee Cashman, who was widowed when Frank's father was killed in an automobile accident. Frank had two brothers, Phil & Bud,...
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Mary Ann Helfrich

April 30, 1936 - January 25, 2017

On January 25, Mary Ann Helfrich, wife of David L., and mother of; Angela Thomas, Jennifer DiMartino, beloved grandmother of Robert and Clayton Thomas and great grandmother of Christopher Thomas, entered into eternal life with her maker. She currently resided in New Jersey, was a life member of the Girl Scouts of America, was a very avid seamstress and also worked as an LPN in numerous Nursing...
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Thomas K. Hand, Jr.

August 2, 1930 - January 25, 2017

HAND, THOMAS K. JR., 86, of Northfield, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Born in Dennisville, NJ to the late Thomas K. Hand, Sr. and Sara McKaig Hand, he moved to Northfield 19 years ago after living in Upper Darby, PA for over 25 years. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He enjoyed going to the Tropicana and playing Joker Poker. Tom is survived by his lifelong...
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Richard H. Werner

March 9, 1942 - January 23, 2017

WERNER, RICHARD H., 74, of Rio Grande, NJ, formerly of Montvale and West Caldwell, NJ, passed away on Monday, January 23, 2017. Son of the late Martin and the late Catherine Bremer Werner; husband of Kathleen Werner; father of Richard J. Werner, Mark L. Groeschel, Gayle L. Bover, Linda M. Brown, Kristen E. Werner, and Cheryl A. Bartlett; brother of Elizabeth Fitser and the late Catherine Lavalley...
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John Michael Regan

November 28, 1934 - January 20, 2017

REGAN, JOHN (JACK) M., 82, of Avalon, NJ, formerly of Jenkintown, PA passed peacefully with his family by his side on Friday, January 20th, 2017. Jack was a devoted, loving husband for 60 years to Eleanor (Ellie). Their love was beautiful and a true blessing to the family. Together Jack and Ellie raised four daughters Lisa (Richard) Cope, Marybeth (Joseph) O'Neill, Suzanne (Jake)...
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Lawrence F. Friel

February 6, 1930 - January 20, 2017

FRIEL, LAWRENCE F., 86, of Sea Isle City, NJ, passed away on Friday, January 20, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Frank and Florence Coraluzzi Friel, he moved here 45 years ago from Glenside, PA. A former City of Philadelphia Police Officer, he was a member of St. Joseph Church in Sea Isle City. He enjoyed walking and biking. Larry is survived by his wife, Betty; his daughters,...
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Rosemary Cahill

April 20, 1929 - January 18, 2017

Cahill, Rosemary – of Brigantine, NJ passed January 18, 2017. She owned Cahill's Tavern in NE Philadelphia before moving to NJ in 2001. Survived by her beloved Gino Sulpizi; daughter Carole Sullivan; brothers: James, Joseph, and Charles Walker; and grandchildren: Daniel Smith, Keeley Martinsen, and Denine Sullivan. Predeceased by her first husband William Cahill in 1988. Service on Jan. 25,...
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George Washington Peerte

April 15, 1920 - January 16, 2017

PEERTE, GEORGE WASHINGTON, 96, of Wildwood, NJ, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2017. Born in Kosciusko, MS to the late George Washington Peerte and Fannie Peerte, he moved to Wildwood over 70 years ago and was known as the unofficial mayor of Wildwood. George was a Navy Veteran of World War II. He owned Peerte Chicken Restaurant in Wildwood and was nicknamed Chicken George. He loved to...
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Elaine Y. Maund

March 3, 1946 - January 16, 2017

Maund, Elaine Y. 70 – of Cape May Court House, NJ passed peacefully on January 16, 2017 surrounded by her loving family, into the church triumphant. Daughter of the late Sadie and Socrates Bakley, she was a lifelong resident of Cape May Court House. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Cape May Court House. She also worked for a time as a teacher's aide in the Middle...
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George Hartem

May 29, 1925 - January 8, 2017

HARTEM, GEORGE "WALT", 91, of Dennisville, NJ died peacefully at his home on January 8, 2017. He was predeceased by his Wife of sixty years, Addine (nee Terry) and Son Kenneth. He was the last surviving Child of Samuel and Frances (nee Kubiak) Hartem. He is survived by his Sons, Samuel, Walter, Lewis (Diane), and Glenn; nine Grandchildren; and seven Great-Grandchildren. He served in the...
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Walter E. Hollis

July 6, 1938 - January 6, 2017

Hollis, Walter E., 78 – of Vineland, NJ passed away January 6, 2017. He was born Philadelphia, raised in Haddonfield, NJ and later served in the US Navy – Submarine Service. Walter worked as a diesel mechanic and truck driver for various businesses in Vineland and was a fireman on the Pennsylvania Railroad for almost 10 years. He was a member of the F & AM Masonic Lodge #160 in Elmer, NJ and...
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Nancy J. Jones

February 21, 1956 - January 6, 2017

JONES, NANCY J., of Villas, NJ, passed away on Friday, January 6, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Philip and Marie Nagle Zimmerman, she moved to Villas in 2003 from Cape May Court House. She was an active member of Calvary Chapel Cape May. She enjoyed shopping and going on long car rides especially to Disney World. She always read her Bible. Her greatest enjoyment came from spending...
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Robert J. Amses

November 25, 1925 - January 6, 2017

AMSES, ROBERT J., of Avalon, NJ, left on January 6, 2017 in his 92nd year to join his beloved Thelma to bask together in the glow of God's eternal love. Born in Bayonne, NJ to the late Joseph and Mary Yurko Amses, he bought the house in Avalon in 1970 and moved there permanently in 1976 after moving from Syosset, NY and Denville, NJ. Bob was an active member of St. Brendan the Navigator Parish...
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Patricia J. Santo

April 30, 1966 - January 4, 2017

Santo, Patricia J., 50 – of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away January 4, 2017. She was a lifelong resident of Cape May County and a member of Lighthouse Church. She is survived by her daughter, Christina Santo; her parents: John and Nancy Evanson; as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral Services will be Monday, January 9, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Lighthouse Church, 1248 Route 9, Cape...
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Anna C. Campbell

May 27, 1951 - January 4, 2017

CAMPBELL, ANNA CHRISTINE (nee) KERN, age 65, of Cape May Court House, NJ, died on January 4, 2017, surrounded by her family at Cape Regional Medical Center. She was a daughter of Arthur and Elizabeth (Reising) Kern of Goshen, NJ who predeceased her as did her twin son, Steven A. Campbell. A lifelong resident of Middle Township, she was a 1969 graduate of Middle Township High School, who...
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Elizabeth A. DiCola

April 26, 1934 - January 3, 2017

DiCOLA, ELIZABETH "BETTY" (GARAY), passed away peacefully January 3rd, 2017. Born April 26th, 1934 to Stephen and Elizabeth Garay, she was the 4th of 12 children. She grew up in Bridgeport PA, and attended Mother of Sorrows church and school. She met James DiCola and the two were married soon after. They were married 63 years until his passing in 2014. They had three children James, Janet,...
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Carol L. Verity

May 1, 1946 - December 31, 2016

Verity, Carol L. 70 – of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away December 31, 2016. She was born to Robert and Florence LaRock and a lifelong resident of Cape May County. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold F. Verity, Sr. in 2012. Carol is survived by her children: Harold Verity Jr. and Carol Serio; sister Emily Lutz; as well as 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, with another on...
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Anne C. Hill

June 11, 1923 - December 28, 2016

HILL, ANNE C., 93, of Erma, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. Born in Philadelphia, PA to the late James and Rose Ward Clavin, she moved here in 1978 from South Philadelphia. She was a member of the Parish of St. John Neumann, the Hallahan Alumni Association, and St. Monica's Church. She enjoyed the beach and loved her family. Mrs. Hill is survived by her children Anne "Nancy"...
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Helen J. Murray

January 5, 1935 - December 27, 2016

MURRAY, HELEN J., 81, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2016. Born in Jersey City, NJ to the late George and Madeline (Corrado) Barry, she moved here permanently in 1992 from Sayreville. She fell in love with Cape May when her future husband was stationed at the USCG Training Center for boot camp. Helen was a member of Notre Dame de la Mer Parish, St. Ann...
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Teia M. Reeves

May 12, 1983 - December 26, 2016

Reeves, Teia M., 33, of Wildwood, NJ, passed away December 26, 2016. She is survived by her great grandmother who raised her, Regina L. Reeves; mother Sharon A. Reeves; children Dayquan and Janiah Reeves; and siblings Lequanette Reeves, Shateia Jones, and Lee Reeves. Services will be private.
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Edward D. Letts

February 26, 1930 - December 26, 2016

LETTS, EDWARD D., 86, of Rio Grande, NJ, passed away peacefully on December 26, 2016. "Mr. Ed", as he was affectionately known by the Rio Grande Little Leaguers he coached in the mid-1960s, was born in Camden, NJ on February 26, 1930 to the late Edward N. and Marie (Haines) Letts. He lived in the Pennsauken/Merchantville area until his mid teen years when his family moved to Grassy Sounds in...
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Marc Curtis LaGuardia

July 3, 1951 - December 25, 2016

LaGuardia, Marc C., age 65 of Egg Harbor Township, NJ, died on December 25, 2016. He was born in Trenton, NJ the son of Phyllis (Wilson Gerstel) and the late Richard LaGuardia. He was an executive vice-president serving as Chief Risk Officer for Sturdy Savings Bank. He was formerly employed by the N.J. Division of Banking. He attended the American Tang Soo Karate Academy and was a 6th Degree...
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Oliver "Mickey" A. McMullen III

December 18, 1952 - December 25, 2016

McMULLEN III, OLIVER A. "MICKEY", 64, of Cape May, NJ, passed away on December 25, 2016. Born in Atlantic City to the late Oliver A. McMullen, Jr. and Helen Kindle McMullen, he was a lifetime resident of this area. A graduate of Middle Township High School Class of 1971, he was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the Free and Accepted Masons. Mickey is survived by his children,...
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Doris M. MacAfee

October 1, 1921 - December 24, 2016

Doris M MacAfee age 95 years, 2 months , and 24 days , went to honor the birth of "Baby Jesus" on Christmas Eve, 2016. Doris was a resident of Del Haven, New Jersey for 39 years and of Philadelphia, PA for 56 years. The self-proclaimed "Last of the Mohicans" Doris is now reunited with her parents, husband , William Sr., son, William Jr, daughter Florence (Sizgorich), 3 brothers, a sister...
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Miguel Jose

November 15, 1971 - December 23, 2016

JOSE, MIGUEL, 45, of Wildwood, NJ, passed away on Friday, December 23, 2016. Born in Guatemala, he moved here over 20 years ago. He was a forklift operator at Lund's Fishery and was known as a hard worker. He enjoyed watching soccer on Sunday. He is survived by his children, Caitlin Garcia and Christian Garcia. Memorial service will be held on Friday, December 30, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the...
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Chester B. Pivinski

November 28, 1944 - December 23, 2016

Pivinski, Chester B., 72 "Chet" – of Rio Grande, NJ passed away December 23, 2016. He was born in Passaic, NJ to the late Chester and Bernadine Pivinski. Chet and his family moved to Cape May County in 1986 after living in Toms River and Houston, TX. Chet worked as an optician for The Optical Room and Pearle Vision in Rio Grande. He loved fishing and was a joy to be around for both his wisdom...
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George F. DiCicco

May 12, 1937 - December 21, 2016

George F. DiCicco, 79 – of Cape May, NJ, a native of Bronx, NY entered into eternal rest on December 21, 2016. George was born on May 12, 1937 to Frank and Jean (Malardi) DiCicco. He and his wife retired to Cape May, NJ where he has resided since 1993. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Gloria (Jamin) DiCicco of Yonkers, NY and his son Brian Keith and fiancée Aurora G. Serrano;...
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Pauline Ida Buckley

January 28, 1932 - December 17, 2016

Buckley, Pauline I. 84 "The Barrie Shoes Lady" – of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away December 17, 2016. She was born in Collingdale, PA to the late Charles and Anne Dettra and graduated Collingdale H.S. in 1950. Pauline married the late Robert Buckley on May 10, 1952 at Grace Episcopal Church in Collingdale, PA where she was still a member to this day. She moved to Cape May County in 1960...
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Katherine H. Bieger

August 31, 1922 - December 16, 2016

Bieger, Katherine H. 94 – of Avalon, NJ passed away December 16, 2016. She was born in Paterson, NJ to the late Peter and Margaret Hickerson. She worked for All State Insurance and lived in Union, NJ before moving to Avalon in 1978. Kay was a member of Avalon Seniors and was predeceased by her husband, Paul Bieger, Sr. in 2006. Kay is survived by her children: Paul (Judy) Bieger, Jr. and...
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Walter J. Trout

February 3, 1949 - December 15, 2016

TROUT, WALTER J., 67, of Belleplain, NJ, passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Mainland Division. He was born in Millville and was a lifetime resident of this area. He was a supervisor for the NJ State Division of Fish, Game, and Wildlife. Mr. Trout was a member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish St. Casimir Church, the Belleplain Fire Company, the...
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Elaine P. Karimalis

December 8, 1945 - December 10, 2016

KARIMALIS, ELAINE P., 71, of Dennisville, passed away Saturday, December 10, 2016. Born in Bronx, NY, she moved to Dennisville in 1980 from Wildwood. She was the loving wife of the late Emanual Karimalis. She was the loving mother of six, grandmother of thirteen, and sister of one surviving brother. Services are private at the request of the family.
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Kenneth Rex Matlack

November 28, 1944 - December 8, 2016

MATLACK, KENNETH REX, AGE 72, of Florida and a former long-time resident of Cape May Court House, NJ, died on Thursday, December 8, 2016, at the Hospice Home in Englewood, Florida surrounded by his family. He was born in Cape May Court House, NJ the son of the late W. Kenneth and Irma (Parvin) Matlack. He was a 1963 graduate of Middle Township High School and had attended the Woodbine...
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Glenwood E. Countiss

October 24, 1920 - December 8, 2016

COUNTISS, GLENWOOD E. "STUMPY", 96, of North Wildwood, NJ, passed away on December 8, 2016. Born on October 24, 1920, Stump was a lifelong native of North Wildwood. A World War II veteran, Stumpy served his country in Italy. After the war, Stumpy spent many summers as a lifeguard on the beach. A self-taught carpenter, Stumpy was the "go to guy" for repairs or home renovations. Stumpy was also a...
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George K. Huber

June 2, 1935 - December 7, 2016

George K. Huber, 81 born in Philadelphia, died peacefully at his home in New Jersey on December 7th. He also had a residence in Florida. He was predeceased by his wife, Jo R. Huber (nee Andrews), Grandchild, Edward Rotenbury and Brother, James Huber. He was the Son of the late Harry and Mary (nee Moore). Survived by his wife Margaret Huber (nee Rowe) and children Karen Keeth (Mike), Ken...
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Vanessa L. Atkinson

January 14, 1956 - December 5, 2016

Vanessa Louise Porter Atkinson, age 60 years, of Whitesboro, New Jersey, passed away on Monday, December 5, 2016. She retired from Woodbine Developmental Center after serving about 29 years. She worked night shifts and devoted all her free time to take care of her children and grandchildren. She was always involved in her children's activities like; cheerleading, football and basketball. ...
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Frank A. Cirii

August 19, 1937 - December 5, 2016

CIRII, FRANK A., 79, of Sea Isle City, NJ, passed away on Monday, December 5, 2016 with his family by his side. Born in Camden, NJ to the late Elpidio and Nancy Cardile Cirii, he has lived in Sea Isle City for 58 years. He moved here permanently 20 years ago from Washington Township, NJ. He was a member of St. Joseph Church in Sea Isle City. Frank was also a member of the Italian American...
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Robert Davis, Sr.

January 28, 1943 - December 2, 2016

Davis Sr., Robert, 73 – of Woodbine, NJ, passed away December 2, 2016. He retired after working at Woodbine Developmental Center and was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons. He is survived by his wife, Catherine Davis; children: Robert Davis Jr., William (Andrea) Davis Sr., Thomas (Maryanne) Davis, Nathaniel Davis, and Katrina Gibbs. Funeral services are Saturday, December 10, 2016 at...
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William Paul Fricker, Jr.

March 11, 1936 - December 1, 2016

FRICKER JR., WILLIAM PAUL, 80, of Lower Township, NJ, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at Cape Regional Medical Center. Born in Philadelphia, PA to the late William Paul Fricker, Sr. and Lois Strouse Fricker, he moved to Lower Township 20 years ago from Levittown, PA. Bill was an active member of the Seashore Community Church of the Nazarene, where he was dedicated to the Prison...
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John J. Napoleon, D.O.

May 23, 1938 - November 29, 2016

NAPOLEON, DR. JOHN J., D.O., 78, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Cape Regional Medical Center. He was born in Philadelphia to the late Joseph J. and Mary Helene Millevoi Napoleon. Dr. Napoleon was a graduate of LaSalle University, received his medical degree at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and served his internship at Parkview...
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Lauriano M. Carrasco

July 3, 1927 - November 29, 2016

Carrasco, Lauriano M. 89 – of Cape May, NJ passed away Nov. 29, 2016. He is survived by 9 children and was predeceased by his wife Dominga in 2011. Funeral services will be Dec. 3, 2016 at 3 p.m. at Radzieta Funeral Home, 9 Hand Ave., Cape May Court House, NJ 08210. Viewing will begin at 2 p.m. Interment will be at Seaside Cemetery.
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Patricia Lynne King

November 4, 1941 - November 27, 2016

King, Patricia Lynne, 75 – of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away November 27, 2016. She is survived by her husband, John L. King. Pat was born in Philadelphia and worked at Abington Hospital before moving to Cape May County. Services are private.
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Kenneth W. Grolsko

May 21, 1957 - November 26, 2016

GROLSKO, KENNETH W., 59, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at home. Born in Philadelphia to the late Walter and Theresa Drazny Grolsko, he moved here in 2001 from Northeast Philadelphia. He enjoyed sports especially playing softball. He also liked listening to music and going to the beach. Ken is survived by his brother, Mike and several close friends. A...
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Kenneth Joseph Rue

August 7, 1959 - November 26, 2016

KENNETH JOSEPH RUE, 57, of Newfield, NJ, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016 surrounded by his family. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he moved to Newfield in 1988 from Philadelphia. Kenn was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Parish Nativity Church in Franklinville. He enjoyed softball, fishing, and crabbing. He loved going to the beach. He was a big Eagles and Flyers fan and was an...
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Paul F. Amedick

February 2, 1943 - November 26, 2016

AMEDICK, PAUL F., 73, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on November 26, 2016 at home surrounded by family. Paul was born on February 2, 1943 in Pittsburgh, PA to Francis J. Amedick and Olive Miller Amedick. He attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he was a proud member of the First Battalion 5th Regiment, Pershing Rifles. Upon graduation he joined the Army. Paul received a...
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David A. Nause

January 10, 1940 - November 23, 2016

NAUSE, DAVID A., age 76, of Rio Grande, NJ, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 23, 2016. He was born in Northampton, PA, son of Walter Nause and Anne Marie (Auchy) of Dublin, PA and brother of Catherine Ercolino (Nause) of Quakertown, PA, deceased. He is survived by his wife, Michele M. Nause of Rio Grande, NJ; his daughters, Jennifer L. Nause of Chalfont, PA, Rebecca A. Smoot of...
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Mary Patricia Robertson

February 23, 1945 - November 19, 2016

ROBERTSON, PATRICIA, former Pedroni passed away on November 19, 2016. Pat was born in Delaware County, PA on February 23rd and moved to Avalon as a teenager. Besides raising her family on her beloved island, she was fortunate enough to enjoy many precious days in the FL Keys, always needing to be near the ocean and beach. She was the daughter of Dr. Frank John Robertson, III and Margaret Mary...
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Anne A. Elskamp

October 6, 1927 - November 19, 2016

ELSKAMP, Anne Allison – age 89 of Cape May Court House died peacefully on November 19, 2016 after a fall that morning. Anne was a passionate cook, dearly loved by family, friends and neighbors. Anne was a guiding light to her family and those who knew her. Her indomitable spirit often cast hope on forlorn souls. Her wisdom, her steady and calm demeanor, well-served her and those she connected...
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Edward J. Verycken

March 14, 1940 - November 16, 2016

VERYCKEN, EDWARD J., age 76, of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away at home on November 16, 2016, surrounded by family and friends from complications due to Parkinsons. Ed was born in Jersey City, NJ and lived in Hoboken, NJ until moving to Cape May County in 1971. Ed is survived by his wife, Patricia; his son, Keith; his daughters, Kim Brooks and Diane Hornbeck; his five grandchildren:...
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Lucy Costande

October 16, 1920 - November 16, 2016

COSTANDE, LUCY, 96 of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away peacefully on November 16, 2016 at Crest Haven Nursing Home. Lucy, nee Costello, one of nine children, was born in Ocean City, NJ, and was a graduate of Ocean City High School class of 1939. She was a homemaker and loved caring for her family and home. When not baking or cooking, Lucy and Jerry visited friends who were confined by...
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Bea K. Rudy

August 10, 1939 - November 13, 2016

Bea Rudy, 77, "Aunt Bea" to more people than the one in The Andy Griffith Show, was called to be with her Lord on Sunday, November 13th. She was a lifelong resident of Cape May County and presently resided in Rio Grande. She was predeceased by her parents Daniel and Myrtle Morley, and sisters Patricia Lawton and Kathi Patrizi. Bea was the loving and devoted wife of Gary Rudy for 52 years...
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Craig Neal Smith, Sr.

October 14, 1949 - November 11, 2016

SMITH, SR., CRAIG NEAL, age 67, of Villas, NJ., died on Friday, November 11, 2016. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa. and was a Cape May County resident for twenty years moving from Vermont. He was a retired dental technician. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam Era and was a member of DAV Chapter 44 of Del Haven, NJ. Craig enjoyed riding his motorcycle with his...
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Lorraine M. Bendis

March 30, 1922 - November 10, 2016

Bendis, Lorraine M., Age 94 of Wildwood Crest, NJ formally of Pittsburgh, PA died peacefully on November 10, 2016. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 74 years, Albert Bendis, just 3 months prior. She is survived by her children, Richard (Sherry) and Kathleen (Tom) Meehan, grandchildren, Kelly Miller, Megan Bilello, Rich Bendis, Jenny Daly and Julie Taylor. Great grandchildren,...
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Catherine I. Jackson

July 10, 1923 - November 8, 2016

Jackson, Catherine I. 93 – of Avalon, NJ passed away November 8, 2016. She was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Thomas and Catherine Imms and graduated from Little Flower Catholic H.S. for Girls. She moved to Avalon 35 years ago after retiring from The Bell Telephone Co. Catherine was active in the Avalon Seniors Club and Women's Civic Club. She was predeceased by her husband Christopher in...
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Francis G. Craner

May 24, 1929 - November 6, 2016

Craner, Frank G. 87 – of Villas, NJ passed away November 6, 2016. He was born in North Wildwood and lived most his life in Cape May County. He is a retired Colonel in the US Army and was a member of the American Legion Post 82 of Millville, NJ. He was predeceased by his wife Esther in April of this year and is also predeceased by his daughter, Cheri Craner and sister Beatrice Dubois. Frank...
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Daniel L. Carty

January 11, 1980 - November 5, 2016

Carty, Daniel L. 36 – of Erma, NJ passed away November 5, 2016. He was born and lived most his life in Cape May County. After graduating Cape May County Tech he served in the US Army. Later Daniel worked as an electrician for Local 98 in Philadelphia. He is survived by his mother, Laura (Frank) Wilson and father, Wally Carty; his siblings: Melynda, Ashley (Bill), Christian, and Nicolette;...
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Wendy Walton Saltzburg

November 4, 2016

Wendy Saltzburg, of Stone Harbor, NJ and Hollidaysburg, PA died peacefully on November 4, 2016. Wendy is survived by her husband Dr. Michael, of Hollidaysburg, PA; her children, Christopher Saltzburg of Jupiter, FL, Rebecca Saltzburg of Boone, NC, Mark Saltzburg of Hollidaysburg, PA, and Lauren Saltzburg of Philadelphia, PA; her five grandchildren, Radhika, Blake, Jai, Ryan, and Trey; and her...
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Alfred L. Perrotta

November 7, 1942 - November 2, 2016

PERROTTA, ALFRED L., 73, of Incline Village, NV, passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. He is survived by his brother Louis, his sisters Julia and Josephine, four nieces, and three nephews. Funeral Mass will be said on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Angels Church, 35 East Mechanic Street, Cape May Court House. Viewing will be held on Thursday from 9:00 to 9:30 a...
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