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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

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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Arline P. Angelone

July 3, 1937 - October 29, 2016

ANGELONE, ARLINE P., 79, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Cape Regional Medical Center. Born in Philadelphia, PA to the late John and Julia Dombrowski Lemar, she moved here permanently in 1995 from Philadelphia. She served on the Mastbaum High School Class of 55 reunion committee. Arline was a member of Our Lady of the Angels Church, where she was an a...
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Thomas B. Imbaratto

October 6, 1948 - October 25, 2016

Imbaratto, Thomas B., 68, of Dorchester, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. He served on the Maurice River Township Land Use Board and the Maurice River Township Economic Development Committee. Tom enjoyed sitting on the porch in his chair with his dog Louis by his side. He always worked with his hands while taking care of the house. He is predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Doris...
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Maryann A. Fala

August 15, 1943 - October 24, 2016

FALA, MARYANN A., age 73, of Rio Grande, NJ and a former resident of Wildwood Crest, NJ, died on Monday, October 24, 2016. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa. the daughter of the late Anthony and Vera Verrecchio Auferio. She was a customer service representative at Shop-Rite. Maryann enjoyed being with her family and friends and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles. She is survived by her son:...
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Silvia L. Leonardis

January 19, 1924 - October 22, 2016

Leonardis, Silvia L. 92 – of Sea Isle City, NJ passed away October 22, 2016. She was born in Blue Jay, WV to the late Aniello and Concetta Conti and later worked in Feit's Clothing Factory in Woodbine, NJ. Silvia was an avid bowler and crafter. Her hands were never idol and loved flowers and gardening. Along with her parents she is predeceased by her husband Thomas Leonardis, son-in-law Michael...
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Raymond G. Holton

March 29, 1959 - October 22, 2016

Holton, Raymond G. 57 – of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away October 22, 2016. He was born in Philadelphia, PA to William and Anna "Pat" (formerly Leipert) Holton and worked as a warehouseman for the US Coast Guard for 18 years. Ray was also a member of the Cape May Fishing Club. Raymond is survived by his children: Raymond Holton and Melissa (Michael) Tepper; his mother Pat Riggin;...
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Janet F. Blackmore

February 18, 1937 - October 21, 2016

Blackmore, Janet F., 79 – of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away October 21, 2016. She was born in North Wildwood to the late Theodore and Myrtle Polis. Janet worked as a dental hygienist and was a dancer with the Jennie Ayres Dancing Divas. She loved quilting and was a member of the Camaco Quilt Guild. Janet was predeceased by her husband James in 1993. Janet is survived by her daughter,...
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Francis L. Blasi

November 11, 1928 - October 21, 2016

Blasi, Frank L., 87 – of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away October 21, 2016. He was born in Philadelphia to the late Michael and Elizabeth Blasi. Frank worked as salesman for various companies and moved to Cape May County in 1950. Public Viewing will be Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Radzieta Funeral Home, 9 Hand, Ave., Cape May Court House, NJ 08210. Graveside Service will...
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Darlene A. Major

June 15, 1948 - October 21, 2016

MAJOR, DARLENE A., age 68, a lifelong resident of West Cape May, NJ, died on Friday, October 21, 2016, at the home of her daughter, LeAndrea. She was born in Atlantic City, NJ the daughter of the late Paul W. and Bertha Mae Riley Major. She was a job counselor for Cape Counseling Services. Darlene attended the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Cape May and Pleasantville and was a...
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Patricia L. Miller

September 13, 1932 - October 19, 2016

MILLER, PATRICIA, (nee Lappin), age 84, of Cape May Court House, NJ and a former resident of Stone Harbor, NJ, went home to the Lord on October 19, 2016. She was born at home in Oakmont, PA, delivered by her maternal grandmother, and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Annie Lappin. Patricia was co-owner of Gus Miller Real Estate where she worked alongside her loving husband until their...
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Ralph W. Evans

February 22, 1927 - October 19, 2016

At 0600 hours on 19 October 2016 Builders Mate 2nd Class Ralph W. Evans answered his last call to taps. He was 89. Ralph, an enthusiastic Republican (known for shaking hands and kissing babies), served as a Republican leader and Freeholder for 15 years. He graduated from Middle Township High School and was a Boy Scout. Ralph was a successful builder in Stone Harbor for 45 years – many of...
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Mark Davis, Sr.

April 15, 1973 - October 19, 2016

DAVIS, MARK SR., 43, of Woodbine, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Born in Cape May Court House, he was a lifetime resident of Woodbine. He was a member of Lighthouse Deliverance Ministries. Mark is survived by his wife, Mary Davis; his children, Ashley Bryant, Mark Davis, Jr., Cory Davis, Justin Davis, and Za'Nyaha Davis; his father, Frank Davis; his sister, Karen Baez; his...
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Vincent M. Colasanti

November 1, 1946 - October 18, 2016

COLASANTI, VINCENT, 69, of Goshen, NJ, was born November 1, 1946 and passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, and attended Westinghouse High School, where he studied Electronics. He worked on the NY Transit Systems, then joined the U.S. Army and specialized in electronics. He moved his family to Goshen, NJ in 1974, and became a volunteer fire fighter and...
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Lucille Ann Vita Barton

September 22, 1939 - October 15, 2016

Vita Barton, Lucille Ann, 77 – of Sea Isle City, NJ passed away October 15, 2016. She was born in Philadelphia to the late Nicholas and Esther Vita. Lucille was a West Catholic graduate and had a lengthy career with PNB retiring as Vice President of International Affairs. In Sea Isle was a member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Our Lady of Mercy 1655, VFW Auxiliary 1953, and the Sea...
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Stephen F. Wunder, Sr.

December 6, 1947 - October 14, 2016

WUNDER SR., STEPHEN F., 68, of Cape May Court House, NJ, our beloved husband and father, has gone to be with our Lord in peace on October 14, 2016 after having cancer for three years and three months. During his fight, he still was working on designs up until his last week of life. He was a fighter until the end. Born in Cape May Court House to the late John and Margaret Howell Wunder, Steve...
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Arthur Tyrone Anderson

January 20, 1950 - October 12, 2016

ANDERSON, ARTHUR "TYRONE", age 66, of Cape May Court House, NJ, died on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. He was born in Somers Point, NJ, the son of Blanch E. King Anderson and the late Claudius W. Anderson, Sr. He was retired from Atlantic City Electric Company as a crew chief. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Whitesboro, NJ. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed playing darts and...
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Claire M. Lamb

August 12, 1947 - October 12, 2016

Claire M. Lamb (Mehan) - 69 of Sea Isle City, NJ passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 after a courageous three and a half year battle with Ovarian Cancer. Born in Philadelphia in 1947, the daughter of Harry and Mary Mehan, she is survived by her husband of 46 years Jack Lamb of Sea Isle City, son John , daughters Colleen, Catherine Lamb, Catherine's friend Steve Gibble, and her...
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Laura Lee Williams

October 3, 1930 - October 9, 2016

Laura Lee Williams was born on October 3, 1930 in Macon, North Carolina, to the late James Henry and Dora Bell Somerville. Laura was one of ten children. As a child, she attended the Pine Grove Baptist Church in Macon. In 1947 she married the love of her life, Clarence Williams Jr., and to this union was born nine daughters and three sons. In 1955, after hearing the Word of God preached on the...
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Jessie Shaw Crews Rantz

April 26, 1923 - October 7, 2016

RANTZ, JESSIE SHAW CREWS, April 26, 1923 – October 7, 2016, our 93 year old darling mother, grandmother, and great grandmother went on to Heaven October 7, 2016. She lived with her daughter in Sarasota, FL, but up until last October, she most happily resided for 32 years in Cape May Court House, NJ. Jessie was born and raised in Folsom, PA. She was the youngest child of Lena and Alex Shaw....
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Bruce Mac Murray

October 12, 1941 - October 7, 2016

Mac Murray, Bruce, age 75, of Sea Isle City, NJ, died on October 7, 2016. He was born on October 12, 1941, in Somers Point, NJ the son of the late Jack W. and Jean Watkinson Mac Murray He was a real estate salesperson for the Landis Company and had been a bartender for Busch's for many years. Bruce was an avid fisherman and enjoying sport fishing in Florida with his family and friends He is...
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Cynthia M. Timm

July 16, 1957 - October 7, 2016

Timm, Cynthia M. 59 – of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away October 7, 2016. She was born in Teaneck, NJ and worked for The Record in Bergen County. She moved to Cape May County in 2005 and worked at Raff's Recycling. Cindy is survived by her parents: Bill and Judy (formerly Morris) Timm; her brother Bob (Renee) Timm; and nephews and niece: Bill, Kyle, Dan, and Kody. Funeral Services will...
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Charles W. Keever

February 10, 1925 - October 6, 2016

KEEVER, CHARLES W., age 91, of Rio Grande, NJ, was born on February 10, 1925, in Cambridge City, Indiana passed away October 6, 2016. Charles was a decorated WWII Naval veteran who served aboard the USS Yorktown during the Battle of the Coral Sea. He was later employed at the New Jersey Highway Authority where he retired after twenty two years of service. Charles enjoyed his retirement by...
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Donald B. Lashley, Jr.

April 13, 1986 - October 1, 2016

LASHLEY JR., DONALD B., 30, of South Dennis, NJ, passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2016. Born in Cape May Court House, NJ, he was a lifetime resident of this area. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Donald enjoyed being an outdoorsman - hunting, fishing, and riding his motorcycle. He also liked to cook. He was a member of the Knights of the Inferno Firefighters Motorcycle Club ...
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Ann M. Sullivan

March 15, 1923 - September 30, 2016

SULLIVAN, ANN M., 93, of Sea Isle City, NJ, passed away on Friday, September 30, 2016 at her home. Born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Patrick and Mary Flynn McGlinchey, she moved here permanently from Southwest Philadelphia in 2000 after summering since the early 1970s. She was the proprietor of Sullivan's Café in Southwest Philadelphia. Mrs. Sullivan is survived by her children, Patricia A....
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Robert M. Chandler

February 7, 1923 - September 30, 2016

CHANDLER, ROBERT M., 93, of Belleplain, NJ, passed peacefully in his sleep Friday morning September 30, 2016. Born in Cape May Court House to Bessie and Herbert Chandler, he was the oldest of six children. He was a lifetime resident of Cape May County, living in Stone Harbor and Cape May Court House before moving to Belleplain in 1999. Bob is predeceased by his brothers, Herbert "Leon" and...
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Gregory J. Willis

June 5, 1937 - September 30, 2016

Willis, Gregory J. age 79, of Cape May Court House, NJ succumbed to cancer at his home on September 30, 2016, surrounded by his wife and children. Born in Chicago, IL to George and Margaret Kukulick Willis Molinelli Monstero who have preceded him in death. He lived most of his life in Vineland and then moved to Cape May Court House. He was a 1955 graduate of Vineland High School and enjoyed...
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Robert Dodson

August 10, 1942 - September 29, 2016

DODSON, ROBERT, 74, of Egg Harbor Township, NJ, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, September 29, 2016. Although Bob was born in Wildwood, NJ on August 10, 1942, he became a lifelong resident of Egg Harbor Township, NJ. Bob was preceded in death by Lillian L. Pickens, Walter H. Banks, and Son Marc Eric Dodson. He is survived by Cecil A. Dodson-Sullivan (Stephen), Daughter Staycee...
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William R. Bowden

November 9, 1951 - September 29, 2016

WILLIAM R. BOWDEN, 64, of Del Haven, NJ, passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2016. Born in Newark, NJ to Ray and Margaret Krebs Bowden, he moved here 18 years ago from Asbury Park. He enjoyed taking care of his kids and his rescue dogs. Bill is survived by his wife of 36 years, Suzanne; his children, Brian, Giovanni, and Nicole; his sisters, Margaret Wray and Doris Bowden; his...
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Patricia A. Brantley-Berry

January 5, 1951 - September 26, 2016

BRANTLEY-BERRY, PATRICIA A., 65, of Williamstown, NJ, formerly of Cape May County, passed away on Monday, September 26, 2016. An evangelist, nanny, and master chef, Patricia was a member of Christ Gospel Church in Whitesboro, NJ. She was also a member of the International Association of Minister's Wives and Minister's Widows and the American Culinary Federation. Patricia is survived by her...
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Richard John Mangiere

April 16, 1936 - September 25, 2016

MANGIERE, RICHARD, 80, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016. Richard is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Marie; daughter and son and their spouses, Lisa and James, Richard Jr. and Cathy; as well as his four beautiful grandchildren Morgan, Daniel, Camille and Ryan who filled his house with much love and memories. From a young age his energy and determination allowed him to succeed...
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Aaron Philip Woolson

May 28, 1945 - September 23, 2016

Woolson, Aaron Philip, 71 - On September 23, 2016 Aaron Philip Woolson passed unexpectedly in Saint Petersburg, Florida. He enjoyed spending his time in Florida, reading his books at the different parks around the area, watching airplanes, fishing and eating Wednesday Sushi with his cousin, Nancy Latusek. He is retired from Atlantic City Electric and became a crew member of the Sandi Pearl. He...
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Gladys C. Gruenler

October 26, 1925 - September 23, 2016

GRUENLER, GLADYS – 90, died on Friday, September 23, 2016 in Florida. Gladys and her husband formerly lived in Elmwood Park, NJ, where they raised their four children. She was a Girl Scout leader for many years and worked at Hillman's, growing carnations for the local florists. She then moved to North Wildwood where Gladys and her husband owned and operated the Sans Souci Motel on 21st for 26...
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Lidia Brannon

July 29, 1954 - September 22, 2016

Lidia Brannon (née Miasnikowicz), died tragically in an automobile accident on September 22, 2016 at age 62. She was the devoted and selfless mother of two sons: Matthew Brannon, husband to Erika, and Eric Brannon, husband to Sarah MacNeill. She was the beloved daughter of the late Dmitri and Iolanda (née Razza) Miasnikowicz. She was the loving sister to Victor Miasnikowicz , Jenny Olson wife...
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Williamae Holloway

June 1, 1931 - September 20, 2016

HOLLOWAY, WILLAMAE, age 85, of Cape May Court House, NJ, died Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at her home. She was a lifetime county resident as she was born in Wildwood, NJ the daughter of the late Irvin and Margaret (Lawrence) Kirkland. She was a retired supervisor at the Woodbine Developmental Center and attended the Woodbine Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Mrs. Holloway was a kind...
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Richard G. Kiss

March 17, 1948 - September 14, 2016

Richard George Kiss was born on March 17, 1948 in the Bronx, NY to George Kiss and Helen (Vetroczky) Kiss. He graduated Brooklyn Tech High School in Brooklyn, NY and shortly after he joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a surveyor on February 1st, 1967. He married the love of his life Stephanie (Belback) on November 5, 1977. They spent the next 38 years 10 months and 9 days by each...
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