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Our Obituaries

Marguerite Russo

July 14, 2018

Marguerite Russo, 79, of Egg Harbor Twp, NJ entered into rest on Saturday July 14, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Maria (Castaldi) Russo. Marguerite was self employed as a nanny for many years. She will be missed and fondly remembered by her loving partner of 52 years; Marie Liberatore and sister Catherine Fox. ...
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Grace Juliana Ketterer

July 7, 2018

Grace Juliana Ketterer, 76, of Brigantine passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2018 after battling multiple cancers over the course of 23 years. Her perseverance and strength will forever be admired by her family and friends. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Robert and Mary Cragg. Grace was married on July 9, 1967 to Manfred "Manny" Ketterer in the Bronx, New York. She began her career as...
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Dennis S. Delli Santi

June 27, 2018

Brigantine. -Dennis S. Delli Santi, 68, of, Brigantine. Entered into rest on June 27, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Growing up in North Arlington, NJ he was the son of the late George and Dorothy (Torsiello) Delli Santi. He resided in Brick, NJ for 17 years before moving to Brigantine, NJ in 2004. Dennis owned and operated Cedarwood Deli in Brick for many years before becoming an...
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William Charles McKnight

April 5, 1961 - June 24, 2018

Dr. William Charles McKnight, age 57, entered this world on April 5th, 1961 and from that day on brought joy, pride, love and devotion every moment of everyday, to his parents, brother, sister and friends. "Will" as he preferred to be called excelled in all endeavors. He received a Doctorate in Industrial Psychology from Capella University and was a director at Rowan College at the time of his...
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Ronald R. Hosle

June 13, 2018

Ronald R. Hosle, 66, entered into eternal rest with his family by his side on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. Ron was born in New York City and resided in Brigantine, NJ. He is survived by his mother Julia Hosle, daughters Alison Schaffer (Brian) and Abbey Hosle. He is also survived by his brother Jeff Hosle, his sister Wendy Komski, grandson Brycen Schaffer, granddaughter Harper Schaffer and his...
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Jesse T. Haruch

June 12, 2018

Marine Corps, Lance Corporal Jesse T. Haruch of Yorktown, VA, passed away on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 at the age of 27. Born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Theodore J. Kucowski and Suzanne M. Haruch, Jesse was a quiet but kind person. He enjoyed many activities such as reading, music, and playing video games. Most of all, Jesse enjoyed bike-riding and would often prefer using his bike for...
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Alexander C. Patson

June 10, 2018

Alexander C. Patson, 87, of Brigantine, NJ entered into rest on Sunday June 10, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Royersford, PA he was the son of the late John and Elizabeth (Pasiotes) Patson. He was the loving devoted husband of Mary (Valerio) Patson. Alexander bravely served his country in the U.S. Navy as a fire fighter during the Korean War on the destroyer Everett F. Larson...
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Garnell "Buddy" House, Jr.

June 6, 2018

Garnell "Buddy" House Jr., 59, of Brigantine passed away after a brief illness on Wednesday June 6, 2018. Buddy was born in Baltimore Maryland to Jannie L. (nee Taylor) and the late Garnell House Sr. Buddy is a graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore County with a degree in communications. He was formerly employed by WMGM TV 40. The last 30 plus years he was employed at the Trump...
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James P. Mackleer

May 16, 2018

James P. Mackleer, 66, of Brigantine, NJ passed away unexpectedly of a coronary event on May 16, 2018. Born and raised in Abington, PA he was the son of the late James and Betty Pennington Mackleer. He graduated from Abington High School, class of 1970 and attended Wesley College in Delaware. He was a member of Operating Engineers 825. Jim was an extraordinary husband, father, son, brother,...
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John H. Charlton

May 15, 2018

After a day spent mowing his lawn and tending his garden, John H. Charlton fell asleep on May 15, 2018 in Brigantine New Jersey and woke up in heaven. It is hard to imagine him at rest. He never seemed to sit still. Born on June 4, 1926, he was raised on Lindenwald Farm in Pennsylvania, where he developed his passion for gardening, helping to tend truck patches of vegetables and beds of...
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Frances Mary McKay

May 8, 2018

Frances Mary McKay, 71, of Brigantine formerly of New Monmouth NJ and Stratford CT passed away on Tuesday May 8, 2018. Frances was born in Philadelphia Pa. She was a member of the largest graduating class at Archbishop Prendergast High School. She was one of 1200 students that graduated in 1964. Frances graduated from St Joseph's University in 1971 with a degree in education. She taught school at...
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Stanley Stephen Marek

May 7, 2018

Stanley Stephen Marek, age 88, proud resident of Brigantine, New Jersey, died on May 7, 2018. Stanley was preceded in death by his wife, Constance "Connie" Marek, his sister Antoinette Lieman, and his brothers Rev. Michael Marek, Walter, Edward and Frank Marek. He is survived by his children: Stephen (Merla) Marek, Thomas (Lezlie) Marek, James Marek, and Kathi (Mary Seminara) Marek, and his six...
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Charles B. Ford, Jr.

May 6, 2018

Charles B. Ford, Jr., 67, of Toms River, NJ entered into rest on Sunday May 6, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Philadelphia, PA he was the son of the late Charles and Betty (Flavin) Ford. He was the loving and devoted husband of Pamela J. (Totten) Ford of Toms River, NJ and the loving and devoted father to Betsey Ford Ochs and father-in-law to Robert Ochs of Brigantine, NJ. ...
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Joseph A. LaRocca

May 1, 2018

Joseph A. LaRocca, 95, a lifelong resident of Brigantine passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday May 1, 2018. Joe was born in Atlantic City. He was the owner operator of Joe's Taxi in Brigantine. After his retirement he enjoyed working part time at the ACME Market in Brigantine. Joe was a member and Past President of the Brigantine Lions Club. He was also a member of St Thomas Knights of Columbus...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Maguire

February 17, 1924 - April 22, 2018

Maguire, Elizabeth "Betty", 94, of Brigantine died peacefully at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center – City Division, surrounded by all 5 of her children, on Sunday morning, April 22, 2018. She was born on February 17, 1924, in the City of Philadelphia to Edward and Mary (Inman) Fisher and was raised in the Fishtown section of the city. Betty was very proud that she was a member of the...
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Donald C. Larsen

April 18, 2018

Donald C. Larsen, 86, of Cinnaminson formerly of Mt. Laurel passed away on Wednesday April 18, 2018. Don was born in Camden to the late Edward A. Sr. and Elizabeth Veronica Larsen (nee Monahan). He was a graduate of Camden Catholic High School in Camden. He proudly served his country on the USS Kula Gulf while serving in the US Navy Reserves. Don was a newspaper composer. He retired from the...
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Steven "Pugs" Stafford

April 8, 2018

Steven "Pugs" M. Stafford, 47, of Brigantine, NJ entered into rest on Sunday April 8, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Atlantic City, NJ he was the son of the late Frank J. Stafford and Rita (Valentino) Stafford of Brigantine, NJ. He was the loving devoted husband of Chez (Batchelor) Stafford. Steven was a butcher for many years working for various businesses throughout the area...
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Rosemary Grace (nee Perella) Petti

April 8, 2018

Petti, Rosemary Grace - 88, of Mays Landing quietly and joyously entered the gates of heaven on April 8th, 2018. Rosemary was born in Gary, Indiana; she moved to Vineland as an infant and lived there throughout her early life. She attended Sacred Heart High school, where she met the love of her life; August Petti. They were married in 1954 and started a loving life together. Rosemary devoted her...
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Edna M. (nee Stow) Shaw

March 31, 2018

Edna M. Shaw (nee Stow), 97, of Brigantine passed away at the Shores of Wesley Manor Assisted Living in Ocean City on Saturday March 31, 2018. She was born in Philadelphia Pa. and grew up in Linwood. She graduated from Pleasantville High School in 1938. Edna and her late husband Lew lived in Brigantine 27 years before moving to Dorothy where they owned and operated The Country Mouse Campground....
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Philomena "Fay" Julia Russo

July 17, 1922 - March 27, 2018

Philomena "Fay" Julia Russo, 95, of Dobbs Ferry NY entered into rest surrounded by loving family on March 27, 2018. Born in Bronx, N.Y. on July 17, 1922 she was the daughter of the late Salvatore Daniel Russo and Emilia Vetrano Russo. She worked for I.B.M. for many years in New York and New Jersey. She loved traveling and dancing. Fay was a Lector at St. Thomas The Apostle Church in...
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Sarah "Jeanie" Kalusz

March 22, 2018

Sarah "Jeanie" Kalusz, 71, of Brigantine passed away with her family by her side on Thursday March 22. Jeanie was born in Springfield Pa. to the late Mike and Anna (Saffron) Olevsky. She is survived by her beloved husband Theodore Kalusz Jr, her children Joy Natalie Brennan (Mark), Daniel Anthony Kalusz, (Mary) and Christine Lynn Wixted (Marty). Jeanie is also survived by her grandchildren...
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Mary T. Micchelli

March 22, 2018

Mary T. Micchelli, 59, of Brigantine passed away with her family by her side on Thursday March 22, 2018. Throughout her battle with cancer she remained very positive and upbeat, never giving up the fight. Mary was born in Newark NJ. She was very instrumental organizing and running the Hope for the Ordille Children fundraiser in Brigantine for many years. Mary was employed as a banquet server...
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Josephine "Jo" Coyle

September 15, 1931 - March 14, 2018

Coyle, Josephine "Jo" – 86, of Brigantine passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday March 14, 2018. Jo was born in Pleasantville, NJ on September 15, 1931 to Mildred and Howard Clark and was the oldest of seven children, Mae, Howard, Jack Albert and George all deceased; Lois (Peachie) and Bob are still living in southern NJ. Jo was predeceased by her loving husband of 29...
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Marion Conover Stout

February 28, 2018

Marion Conover Stout, 97, of Brigantine passed away on Wednesday February 28, 2018 at home surrounded by love. Marion was born in Atlantic City to Milton and Marian (nee Jones) Conover. Marion moved from Atlantic City to Brigantine in 1954. She became a member of the Community Presbyterian Church in Brigantine on July 8, 1958 and remained an active member until her passing. She taught Sunday...
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Italia A. Greco

February 21, 2018

Italia A. Greco, 96, of Brigantine passed away on Wednesday February 21, 2018. Italia was born in Philadelphia Pa. She was a housewife. Italia was a member of St Thomas Church in Brigantine and also a member of the Charismatic Movement and the Third Order Franciscan Nuns. Italia is survived by her daughter Joanne Parker (Robert), her granddaughters Gina Marie Grimaldi (nee Cozzolino), Elissa...
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Vincent F. Primavera

February 18, 2018

Vincent F. Primavera 74, of Brigantine passed away on Sunday February 18, 2018. Vinnie was born in Philadelphia. He proudly served his country in the US Air Force. Vinnie is survived by his children James, Vincent, Michael, Jill and Donna, his grandchildren Christian and Joelle Mariano, his sister Maryanne Crawford, his niece Nikki Crawford and his nephew David Wayne Crawford. Family and...
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Francis J. Hegarty

February 13, 2018

Francis J. Hegarty, 77, of Brigantine, NJ entered into rest peacefully on Tuesday February 13, 2017. Born in Atlantic City, NJ he was the son of the late Jerome and Mary Biskup Hegarty. Francis was a surveyor for the Atlantic Electric Company for over 25 years. He was a former member of the Brigantine Jaycee's and a contributor to the Republican National Committee and the Brigantine Police...
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Joseph Winters

February 2, 2018

Joseph Winters, 77, of Brigantine passed away peacefully on Friday February 2, 2018. He was the son of the late Joseph and Agnes Winters and he was also predeceased by his brothers Ronald and Gerald. Joseph is survived by his loving wife Barrie (nee Quedenfeld), his children Joseph Winters (Sue), William Winters and Kimberly Fulmer (Robert). He is also survived by his sisters Roberta Bracey...
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Mary S. Doherty

January 27, 2018

Mary S. Doherty, 81, of Brigantine, NJ entered into rest on Saturday January 27, 2018 at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the daughter of the late Orlando and Josephine (Venturino) Santore. She was the loving a devoted wife of Thomas J. Doherty whom she married on January 15, 1955. Mary was a graduate of the Little Flower...
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Lawrence R. McCauley, Sr.

January 26, 2018

Lawrence R. McCauley, Sr., 81, of Brigantine, NJ entered into rest on Friday January 26, 2018. Born in Jersey City, NJ he was the son of the late Francis L. and Eva V. (Sullivan) McCauley. Lawrence attended Villa Nova College and was a veteran of the United Sates Army proudly serving his country in the Korean Conflict. Lawrence was an operating engineer working for Local 825 form many years....
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Robert David Huff

May 23, 1955 - January 25, 2018

Robert David Huff, 62, of Brigantine, passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018 in his home. Bob was born on May 23, 1955, son of the late Robert and Ruth Huff. Bob was born and raised in Middle Township, with his two sisters, Linda (Crouch) and Barbara (Springer). In 1973, he graduated from Middle Township High School. While in school he was a statewide all-star athlete for football,...
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Dorothy A. Smith

January 23, 2018

Dorothy A. Smith, 87, of Brigantine passed away on Tuesday January 23, 2018. Dorothy was born in Ashland PA. Dorothy and her late husband Sheldon were the owner's of former Sunrise Pharmacy in Brigantine. Dorothy was the beloved wife of the late Sheldon G. Smith. She is survived by several nieces and nephews, Jacqueline Mercure, Alexander and Robert Stavitskie, Joanna and Salvatore Salvo,...
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Delores J. Weidman

January 22, 2018

Delores J. Weidman, 84, of Brigantine passed away peacefully on Monday morning January 22, 2018 at home with her family by her side. Delores was born in Bemidji, MN. She enjoyed going to Harrah's and volunteering at the hospital. Delores is the daughter of the late Edgar and Violet Jahr and the beloved wife of late Jay G. Weidman. She is survived by her daughters Cathy R. Keen (Richard) and...
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John T. Barishek

January 20, 2018

John T. Barishek, 90, of Brigantine passed away on Saturday January 20, 2018. John was born in Philadelphia PA. and raised in the Queen section. After the death of his father, at the age of 9, John did whatever he could to help support his family. John practiced that hard work ethic his entire life. He always could be found working around the house or in the yard. He was formerly employed as...
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Joseph W. Laigaie

January 20, 2018

Joseph W. Laigaie, 78, of Brigantine passed away peacefully on Saturday January 20, 2018 with his family by his side. Joe was born in Atlantic City. He was a retired police officer of the Atlantic City Police Department. He was an avid sports fan, loved watching sports on tv, and a skilled carpenter. He is survived by his beloved wife Rita J. (nee Marinelli) and his daughters Christine Laigaie...
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Robert J. "Bob" Champaine

January 8, 2018

Dr. Robert J. Champaine (Bob) passed away on January 8th, 2018 after a brief illness. Born in Philadelphia, PA on April 8, 1933, the birth announcement read "Prohibition Out, Champaine In!", as he and his twin sister Lila were welcomed into the world by adoring and anxious parents. He grew up in south Philadelphia and was active in the Boy Scouts, carrying his love of the great outdoors...
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Marie A. Pompo

January 2, 2018

Marie A. Pompo, 87, of Brigantine passed away peacefully on Tuesday January 2, 2018. Marie was born in Philadelphia. She has been a resident of Brigantine for over 50 years. Marie was a homemaker. She is predeceased by her parents Frank and Mary Berardi and her beloved husband Thomas. Marie is survived by her sons Glenn and Thomas Pompo. She is also survived by her sister Antoinette...
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Philip Joseph Guenther, Sr.

January 27, 1930 - December 18, 2017

Guenther, Philip Joseph, Sr. (Joe) – 87 of Brigantine passed peacefully surrounded by his family on December 18, 2017. Joe was born in Pomona, NJ on January 27, 1930, and was one of eight children. He started his long career in the construction industry working as a mason, first for his father's company and then as a member of Local 33 and Local 5 Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen (BAC). In...
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Ronald Herbert Whitecross

November 28, 2017

On November 28th 2017, Ronald Herbert Whitecross peacefully passed away in his home of 50 years. Ron was born in Bermuda and at a young age he moved to Altoona PA. with his mother, Alice. When Ron was in Middle School they relocated to Brigantine. Ron would remain a Brigantine resident for the rest of his life. After high school, Ron joined the Navy. Once his tour was done, he also spent time...
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Rose M. (nee Coppola) Schrenk

November 27, 2017

SCHRENK, ROSE M. (NEE COPPOLA), 96, of Brigantine, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Monday, November 27, 2017.  Rose was born and raised in Philadelphia and was a longtime resident of Brigantine. Rose graduated from Kensington High School and worked as an executive assistant at Gimbel Brothers. She was an avid golfer and a talented artist. She was a devout parishioner...
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Andrew J. "Andy" "A.J." McGarrigel

November 23, 2017

McGarrigel, Andrew J. "Andy", "A.J." , 53, of Atlantic City and Brigantine passed through the gates of heaven on Thursday November 23, 2017. Andrew was born in Atlantic City, attended school in Brigantine and graduated from Atlantic City High School, where he enjoyed rowing crew. He was a Life Guard on the Atlantic Beach Patrol. He enjoyed traveling, living in Texas, South Beach, Fla. and...
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Samuel J. Marziano

May 29, 1926 - November 21, 2017

Samuel J. Marziano, 91, entered into rest on Tuesday November 21, 2017, with his family by his side in Ocean City, New Jersey. Born in Philadelphia, PA on May 29, 1926, he was the son of the late Guerino and Maria (DiBenedetto) Marziano. He was the loving and devoted husband of Patricia W. (Walsh) Marziano. Samuel attended Overbrook High School in Philadelphia, PA. He continued his education...
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James J. DiBella (Retired)

November 19, 2017

Brig. Gen. James J. DiBella (Retired), 79, of Brigantine passed away at home with his family by his side on Sunday November 19, 2017. Jim was born in Williamsport Pa. He was a graduate of Lock Haven University with a degree in teaching. He was an elementary school math teacher with the Abington School District. He was a lifelong business entrepreneur who owned many businesses in Pennsylvania. Jim...
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Dennis N. Raptis

November 12, 2017

Dennis N. Raptis, 75, a 30 year resident Brigantine formerly of White Plains NY passed away peacefully on Sunday November 12, 2017. Dennis was born in Riverdale NY. He was a longtime restaurant owner in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey. He was a limousine business owner and his last employment was with Harrah's Entertainment. Dennis was a fan of the Miami Hurricanes and he lived for the New...
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Roy John Howe

November 6, 2017

Roy John Howe, 85, of Brigantine, NJ entered into rest on November 6, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Franklin Lakes, NJ he was the son of the late Harry James and Mary (Hart) Howe. He was the devoted husband of Anne Marie (Klappert) Howe whom he married on August 28, 1965. Roy was a Foreman and Recycling Coordinator for the City of Brigantine for over 28 years. He was...
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Patricia A. Cory

October 19, 2017

Patricia A. Cory, 91, a longtime resident of Brigantine, NJ passed away Thursday October 19, 2017 at Samaritan Center Hospice in Voorhees, NJ. Born in 1928 in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of Lithuanian immigrants, Pat moved to Miami at a young age to continue a modeling career. There she met her husband Dr. Russell M. Cory who was on R & R from serving as a staff sergeant in the Burma...
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William W. Haeser

October 17, 1946 - October 11, 2017

William W. Haeser, 70, of Brigantine. Bill Haeser aka Pop-Pop, Dad and Twisty was born on October 17, 1946 in Englewood NJ. He was called home on Wednesday October 11, 2017 with his wife and constant companion by his side. He resided in Brigantine more than 45 years and his early life was spent in Teaneck NJ. He was schooled in St John's, St Joseph's and St Cecelia's graduating from Teaneck High...
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William S. Vandegrift

October 6, 2017

Reverend William S. Vandegrift, 72, of Brigantine passed away on Friday October 6, 2017. Father Bill was born in Philadelphia to the late Raymond and Marie Fisher Vandegrift. After his father passed away suddenly Father Bill became the patriarch of the family caring for his mother and his siblings. He also became in charge of running the family business. His calling to become a priest sent Father...
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Ronald Thomas Hall, Sr.

September 24, 2017

Ronald Thomas Hall, Sr., 80, of Brigantine, NJ entered into rest on Sunday September 24, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Philadelphia, PA he was the son of the late Alexander T. and Edna (Cress) Hall. Ronald worked at the Hilton Hotel and Casino as a Senior Executive Slot Host for many years. He was a former member of Local 54 and member of the Casino Control Commission. He...
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James "Jimmy" Cusack

September 8, 2017

James "Jimmy" Cusack, 74, of Brigantine, NJ entered into rest on Friday September 8, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Philadelphia, PA he was the son of the late Thomas Francis and Josephine (Cavanaugh) Cusack. He was the loving husband of the late Dorothy "Dotty" Ann Cusack who passed away on April 30, 2003 and Chrissy Cusack whom he married on February 12, 2012 in Costa Rica. ...
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Vincent J. O'Rangers

September 3, 2017

Vincent J. O'Rangers, 78, of Brigantine, formerly of South Philly, passed away peacefully on Sunday September 03, 2017 after a brief illness with his family at his side.  He was a graduate of Bishop Neumann High School ('56). He proudly served his country in the US Army. Vince was a lifetime member of the South Philadelphia String Band. He retired from the Sunoco Oil Refinery in Philadelphila....
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Helen B. Silvestrini

September 1, 2017

Helen B. Silvestrini, 73, passed away on Friday September 1, 2017. Helen was born in Philadelphia Pa. Helen was a registered nurse. She was employed by Atlanticare Regional Medical Center working at the City and the Mainland Campuses in the Oncology Department. She was a member of St Thomas Church. Helen was the beloved wife of the late Chester Silvestrini. She is survived by her daughter...
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Arleen "Nana" Kelso

August 16, 2017

Arleen "Nana" Kelso, 74, of Brigantine, NJ left the beach peacefully on Wednesday August 16, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the daughter of the late Frank and Marie (Rice) Stephens. She worked for many years at Scott Paper in Chester, PA and over 20 years for Caesar's Entertainment. Her many hobbies included enjoying the beach, shopping and most...
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Patricia A. Gizzio

August 4, 2017

Patricia A. Gizzio, 67, of Brigantine, NJ went home to be with the Lord on Friday August 4, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the daughter of the late Robert A. Hankinson and Rose Marie (Risick) Hankinson. Patty was the loving wife of John A. Gizzio, Sr. Patty was a homemaker and a very devout member of the Brigantine Bible church. In her spare time she...
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William John Seitter

October 23, 1924 - June 26, 2017

William John Seitter, 92, of Brigantine passed away on Monday June 26, 2017. William was born in Philadelphia on October 23, 1924 to the late Harry and Winifred Voirin Seitter. He proudly served his country in the US Navy during WWII. Bill was employed as a bricklayer. He was a member, instructor and Union Leader for Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers Union Local #5 in Atlantic City. He...
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Joseph Takach

June 24, 2017

Joseph Takach, 57, of Brigantine passed away suddenly on Saturday June 24, 2017. Joe was born in Trenton to the late Gene and Ann Takach. He was very athletic when he was younger. Joe was an outstanding hockey goal tender attending Flyers Hockey Camp. Joe helped operate his family's business, the Beach Bar in Brigantine. Joe was known for his love of family, fishing and his famous Joe Tak's...
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Donald C. McCarty

June 17, 2017

Donald C. McCarty, 71, of Brigantine, NJ entered into rest surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA he was the son of the late Charles and Margaret (Harner) McCarty. He was the loving husband of Karen Alice (Davis) McCarty whom he spent 51 wonderful years of marriage with. Donald was a truck driver for most of his life working for Edgcomb Metals in...
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Elsie Adams Stackhouse

May 21, 2017

Elsie Adams Stackhouse, age 90, passed away on Sunday May 21st at Atlantic City Medical Center. Elsie was the daughter of the late Raymond and Margaret (Crosscup) Adams, former wife of the late Robert Stackhouse, mother of Dr. Lisa Stackhouse, Thomas R. Stackhouse, and the late Stephen Stackhouse, mother-in-law of Linda, grandmother of Tommy and Jimmy, and great grandmother of Connor Stackhouse....
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Helen DiJoseph

November 26, 1930 - May 21, 2017

Helen DiJoseph, 86, of Brigantine, NJ passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday May 21, 2017. Born on November 26, 1930 in Philadelphia, PA she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Vittoria (Cappolechia) Tabacchiera. She was the beloved wife of the late John "Lefty" DiJoseph, Jr. Helen was a home maker for most of her life, moving to Brigantine in 1963 to...
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Peter DeMayo

May 5, 2017

Peter J. DeMayo, 80, of Brigantine passed away while at his home on Friday, May 5th, 2017. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Pete is survived by his wife, Joanne DeMayo. They spent close to 60 years together, of which 55 years was in a wonderful marriage. He will also be missed and survived by his family: son Peter J. DeMayo Jr., daughter in-law Angie DeMayo, grandson Peter J....
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Genevieve "Jean" Daly

May 3, 2017

Genevieve "Jean" Daly, 95, of Brigantine, NJ entered into rest on Wednesday May 3, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Elizabeth, NJ she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Felicia (Wulf) Flaga. She was the loving wife of Francis X. Daly who passed away August 25, 1963. Genevieve was a homemaker and devoted mother. In her early years she was a cashier at Shop & Bag in...
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Stanley Eugene Wiley

April 30, 2017

Stanley Eugene Wiley, 81, of Brigantine died peacefully in his home on Sunday April 30, 2017; finally resting from his 23 year battle with Lymphoma. Stan is survived by his wife, Janice (Jan); children, Christyne Chiacchia (Russel), Michael Wiley (Becky) and Debra Wiley (Deborah Jacobs); grandchildren, Zion, Brooklyn, Alyssa, and Cassidy Chiacchia and Eric Wiley; and sibling, Donna Poling (Doug)...
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Robert A. "Bobby" Bell, Jr.

April 29, 2017

Bell Jr, Robert A. "Bobby', 22 of Brigantine earned his wings on Saturday April 29th, 2017 at the young age of 22. Though Bobby had epilepsy at an early age, he had his spirit, preservation and determination to live life to the fullest until his final days. He endured great pain and never once complained. He was truly remarkable with his sense of humor and immense amount of generosity. Bobby...
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Marion L. Herman

April 24, 2017

Marion L. Herman, 77, of Brigantine, NJ entered into rest surrounded by her loving family. Born in Atlantic City, NJ she was the daughter of the late Frank Grottola and Theresa (DiGregorio) Grottola. She was the widow of Raymond J. Herman who passed away November 1, 2016. Marion was co-owner and operator of M & M Salads for 13 years in Brigantine, which served Atlantic County with the best...
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Anthony "Tony" DiStefano

April 21, 2017

DiStefano, Anthony "Tony" – 64, of Brigantine, passed away on Friday, April 21, 2017 after a valiant battle with cancer. Born in Camden, NJ, Anthony resided at the seashore in Brigantine, NJ for more than 40 years. He was a well-respected local realtor in Brigantine, starting at Walker-Rogge Realtors and most notably with Atlantic Coast Realtors. Anthony enjoyed fishing on his boats,...
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Francis Medford Smith

April 20, 2017

Francis Medford Smith, 73, Of Brigantine, NJ entered into rest on Thursday, April 20, 2017 in Naples, FL surrounded by his loving family. Born in Philadelphia, PA he was the son of the late Francis and Agnes (Gavin) Smith. He was the devoted husband of Theresa (Pohlig) Smith whom he married on Nov 2, 2003. Francis worked for INA as a computer programmer in Philadelphia following which he...
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Mary Lou (nee Davis) O'Brien

January 24, 1937 - April 10, 2017

Mary Lou O'Brien, 80, (Davis) passed away peacefully in her home on Monday April 10th, 2017. She was born on January 24, 1937 in Atlantic City, NJ to John H. Davis and Verna Davis. She married her sweetheart, Francis J. O'Brien Sr. on March 2nd, 1957 and together, they became longtime residents of Brigantine, NJ in 1969.  If there was anything that made Mary Lou's eyes light up with joy, it...
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Margaret H. Completo

April 4, 2017

Margaret H. Completo, 78, of Brigantine passed away on Tuesday April 4, 2017. Margaret was born in Atlantic City. She was employed as a Home Health Aide for the State of New Jersey before starting her family. Margaret was a member of the Fishing Mermaids in Brigantine. She was a devout Catholic that regularly attended Mass at St Thomas Church. Margaret was the beloved wife of the late Anthony...
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Gloria M. Bonnes

April 2, 2017

Gloria M. Bonnes, 92, Of Brigantine passed away on Sunday April 2, 2017. Gloria was born in McKeesport Pa. She attended the Chester Hospital School of nursing and then worked at the hospital before starting her family. Gloria was an avid gardener who grew orchids in her own greenhouse at her former home in Ridley Park Pa. She was a devout Catholic that regularly attended Mass at St....
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Sandra Marie "Sandy" Battaglini

March 21, 2017

Sandra Marie Battaglini, 64, "Sandy" of Brigantine, NJ and Childwold, NY. Predeceased by her parents Emily Bozzi, Vincent Battaglini, and sister Lorraine Battaglini. Survived by her life partner, John Mattis, aunts, uncle and innumerable cousins. Sandy graduated from Holy Spirit High School, attended the Hussian School of Art in Philadelphia; and studied with Pat Witt at The Barn Studio in...
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Sandra M. (Ottenberg) Readler

March 11, 2017

Sandra M. (Ottenberg) Readler, 78, of Brigantine, NJ entered into rest on Saturday March 11, 2017. Born in Atlantic City, NJ she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Sadie (Fineberg) Ottenberg. She was the loving wife of the late Donald Readler. Sandra was a school teacher for E.T. Richardson Middle School in Springfield, PA where she educated many children for over twenty years. Her...
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Carmella "Millie" Solari

March 9, 2017

Carmella "Millie" Solari, 95, of Brigantine passed away on Thursday March 9, 2017. Millie was born in Philadelphia to Frank and Maria Raffa. She attended South Philadelphia High School. Millie was a professional lamp shade marker and she also was employed at Bally's Hotel and Casino. Millie and her husband Tony relocated to Brigantine in 1954 where they raised their 4 children. Millie was a...
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David P. "Doc" Donati

February 27, 2017

Dr. David "Doc" P. Donati, 59, entered into rest surrounded by his loving family on February 27, 2017. Born in Hazelton, PA he was the son of David B. and Carolyn (D'Amico) Donati. He was the loving husband of the late Dr. Christine (Reimer) Donati who passed on November 16, 2002. David was co-owner and operator of Bayside Medical and Dental in Brigantine, NJ with his son, serving the public...
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D. Elaine Connor

February 21, 2017

D. Elaine Connor, 82, of Brigantine passed away after a brief illness on Tuesday February 21, 2017. Elaine was born in Philadelphia. She was employed as a nursing assistant at the Brigantine North Middle School. Elaine, along with her late husband Bob, were foster parents to many children for the Arch Diocese of Philadelphia Catholic Charities. She was a member of the Brigantine Elk's Lodge ...
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Rose Lousinian

February 16, 2017

Rose Lousinian, 83, of Brigantine passed away after a brief illness on Thursday February 16, 2017. Rose was born in Philadelphia Pa. She was employed for over 30 years at Ocean Beverage in Brigantine. Rose was a member of St Sahog and St Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church in Wynnewood Pa. Rose was the beloved wife of the late Albert Lousinian. She is survived by her daughter Donna McElwee and...
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Saul Grossman

February 8, 2017

Saul Grossman, 86, of Brigantine passed away on Wednesday February 8, 2017. Saul was born in Philadelphia, Pa. He was formerly the owner of Holly Edge Dry Cleaners in Mt Holly from 1948 to 1973. Saul also was a car salesman for Miller Ford and most recently he was the owner of Saul and Nancy G. Windows and Doors in Brigantine. He was a member of the Brigantine Lions Club, Brigantine Chamber...
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Anna "Jean" Ciolko

February 6, 2017

Anna "Jean" Ciolko - 90, Passed peacefully Monday February 6, 2017. She was born May 5, 1926 in Eldred Pa. Jean was the daughter of the late Fred and Mable Whitmore (nee Griffith) and the wife of the late Walter "Wally" Ciolko. After graduating college Jean ventured with her girlfriends to Atlantic City for the summer. She worked at the Haddon Hall Hotel on the boardwalk and it was there she met...
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Helen C. Couch

February 4, 2017

Helen C. Couch, formerly of Brigantine passed away on Saturday February 4, 2017. Helen was born in Trenton. She spent most of her life living in Brigantine. She was formerly a bookkeeper at Brooks and Idlers Printing in Atlantic City. Helen was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Court Stella Maris #288 at St Thomas Church in Brigantine for over 60 years. She was also member of the...
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Eileen Doring

February 23, 1928 - February 1, 2017

Eileen Doring, 88, of Brigantine died peacefully on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Eileen was born on February 23, 1928 in Atlantic City to Florence (Baker), and William G. Plummer. Eileen is preceded in death by her husband John William Doring, and her brother William Plummer. Eileen is survived by her loving children: Margaret Dutton (Richard), Elaine...
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Mary Gray (Jackson) Larmour

December 20, 1929 - January 28, 2017

Mary Gray (Jackson) Larmour, 87, of Smithville, went home to be with the love of her life, Jim, on January 28, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born on December 20, 1929 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Ralph and Margaret (Taylor) Jackson. She was the widow of James H. Larmour, who passed on June 21, 2000, after spending 47 wonderful years with him. Mary was full of life, spirit...
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Elizabeth Ann M. Hartman

January 24, 2017

Elizabeth Ann M. Hartman, 71, of Brigantine passed away on Tuesday January 24, 2017. Elizabeth Ann was born Philadelphia, Pa. In Philadelphia she was a school crossing guard and was a manager of the concession stands at Veterans Stadium. After moving to Brigantine she was hired as a day 1 employee at the Taj Mahal Hotel and Casino. She then worked at Harrah's for 20 years as a food server...
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Michael T. Maurer

January 21, 2017

Michael T. Maurer, 69, entered into rest surrounded by his loving family on Saturday January 21, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA he was the son of the late Joseph and Margaret (Brown) Maurer. He was the beloved husband of Ann E. (McDevitt) Maurer. Michael proudly and honorably served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. While in the service he received...
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Rosemary "Judi" Monacello

January 19, 2017

Rosemary "Judi" Monacello, 81, of Brigantine passed away on Thursday January 19, 2017. She was born in Philadelphia to Joseph and Sally Kinsey. She moved to Brigantine in 1974. Judi owned and operated the Killarny Bar and Hotel in Atlantic City. In 1980 she became the director of admissions at Casino Schools Inc. and then became Supervisor of the Casino Games scheduling department at the Claridge...
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Louis V. Monacello

January 15, 2017

Louis V. Monacello, 58, of Brigantine passed away on January 15, 2017 after his courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma. Louis was born and grew up in the Kensington section of Philadelphia and spent his summers in Brigantine with his grandparents until moving here permanently in 1974. Louis attended grammar school at Ascension of Our Lord in Kensington where he served as an altar boy. He...
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Frederick J. Craig

January 1, 2017

Frederick J. Craig, Jr., 94, of Brigantine, NJ entered into rest surrounded by his loving family on January 1, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Frederick J. Sr., and Mary Riegel Craig. He was the devoted husband of Thelma Burke Craig whom he married on October 27, 1951 and spent 65 wonderful years with. Frederick was a very proud patriot, lying about his age so he...
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Eugene M. Savell

December 28, 2016

Eugene M. Savell, 84, of Brigantine passed away on Wednesday December 28, 2016. Eugene was born in Philadelphia Pa. He graduated from Temple University where he was a member of the Beta Gamma Signa Honor Society. Eugene started the accounting firm of Eugene M. Savell CPA in Bala Cynwyd Pa in 1962. He specialized in Investigative Forensic Accounting. He was a member of AICPA, PICPA, DC...
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Robert L. Ferris

December 24, 2016

Ferris, Robert L - 86, of Brigantine passed away on Dec. 24, 2016 at home. He was born in Charleston, Illinois. He is predeceased by his parents Fern and Herbert, his sister Billie Jean and beloved wife of 50 years Clementina (nee Maccagnano). He is survived by his nephew James Hutchinson (Judy) Windsor III. Robert was very proud to have served his country as a Parachute Rigger with the US...
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Mary M. Malloy

December 22, 2016

Mary M. Malloy, 97, of Brigantine, NJ went home to the Lord on Thursday December 22, 2016. Born and raised in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Miles and Susan (Scullin) Lederer, and the widow of Daniel J. Malloy. Mary was a homemaker, and though she had many lifelong friends, her children and her extensive family were always her first priority. Her favorite...
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Raymona D. Ruth

December 22, 2016

Raymona D. Ruth, 90, of Smithville, NJ entered into rest surrounded by her loving family on Thursday December 22, 2016. Born in Atlantic City, NJ she was the daughter of the late Raymond P. and Marie (Rudolph) Dugan. She was the widow of the late Gordon C. Ruth who passed February 14, 2002. Raymona graduated high school in Trenton, NJ and went on to attend the University of Maryland. She then...
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Betsy-Ann Rogge

December 21, 2016

Betsy-Ann Rogge, 93, of Brigantine passed away on Wednesday December 21, 2016. Our dearly beloved mother, a Bellevue nurse in WW II and beyond; a lifelong soul mate of our dad; a devoted friend and nurturer of kindred souls in the community of Brigantine she so loved; a fierce advocate and generous spirit for those needing help or comfort, whose wide embrace included others who now enrich our...
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Mary Martell

December 7, 2016

Mary Martell, 85, of Brigantine, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, December 7, 2016.  Mary enjoyed making loving memories with family and friends and will be greatly missed.  She was born in Philadelphia Pa and has resided in Brigantine for the past 27 years. Mary is predeceased by her beloved husband Dominic. Mary is survived by her daughters Diane and Cheryl and son-in-law Robert Allen....
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Kenneth Charles Buck

October 23, 1943 - December 3, 2016

Kenneth Charles Buck Sr., age 73, passed at home on December 3, 2016 surrounded by his family after enduring a courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Ken was born on October 23, 1943 in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, PA. He graduated from St. Matthew's Catholic School in 1957 and then attended LaSalle College High School where he graduated in 1961. Ken was honorably discharged...
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Joseph "Joe" J. McGee

November 25, 2016

Joseph "Joe" J. McGee, 77 of Brigantine, NJ entered into rest surrounded by his loving family on Friday November 25, 2016 at Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA. Born in Atlantic City, NJ he was the son of the late James Edward McGee and Frances Schottdorf Thurlow. Joseph served his country honorably and faithfully in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1966. Joseph for most of his life was the...
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Tony Patalivo

November 10, 2016

Tony Patalivo entered into rest of a sudden and unexpected death on Thursday, November 10, 2016. He was born in Philadelphia, PA, grew up in Somerdale, NJ, and graduated from Sterling High School. Tony worked for Casino Resorts as a dealer starting in 1978 and worked there for 10 years. In June of 1994, he purchased the Pirates Den and was its proud owner and operator until retirement in...
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Raymond J. Herman

November 1, 2016

Raymond J. Herman, 78, of Brigantine passed away at home on Tuesday November 1, 2016. Ray was born in Atlantic City and graduated from Atlantic City High School Class of 1957 and went on to attend the Philadelphia Museum of Art School. Ray was an entrepreneur for many years in the city of Brigantine. He participated in many fishing tournaments and was a member of the Starcraft RV Camping Club....
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Mae T. Barnett

October 30, 2016

Mae T. Barnett went home to be with the Lord on Sunday October 30, 2016 surrounded by her loving family at the Villa Raffaella Assisted Living Facility. Born in Paisley, Scotland she was the daughter of the late Angus and Jean (MacDonald) Chisholm. Mae worked as a secretary for Edison Manufacturing and worked various jobs in fashion retail. Mae was a member of the Catholic Daughters an avid...
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Anna "Nancy" Boyd

October 26, 2016

Boyd, Anna "Nancy", 84, of Brigantine passed away Thursday, October 27, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Philadelphia, PA to John & Mary Anton on July 4, 1932. Nancy met the love her life Jim, while attending HSHS and married soon after graduating. She was a homemaker at heart, but also had a number of talents. She enjoyed art, sewing, cooking and holidays with her family.....
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Doris DeRitis

October 25, 2016

Doris DeRitis, 94, of Philadelphia Pa passed away on Tuesday October 25, 2016. She was born in Ridley Park Pa. Doris was a registered nurse. She graduated from the Philadelphia General Hospital Cadet Nursing Program. Doris was a member of the All Saints Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, the All Saints Episcopal Women, Young at Heart and she was formerly a Girl Scout Leader. Doris was the beloved...
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Eleanor A. Lech

October 19, 2016

Eleanor A. Lech, 90 of Brigantine passed away on Wednesday October 19, 2016. Eleanor was born in Philadelphia Pa. She attended South Philadelphia High School and the Philadelphia School of Business. Eleanor was employed as a secretary/bookkeeper. She was formerly employed by Merck Pharmaceuticals, the Lyons Technical Institute, Spikes Trophy's and the Marta Group in Philadelphia. Eleanor is...
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Eleanor A. Lech

October 19, 2016

Eleanor A. Lech, 90 of Brigantine passed away on Wednesday October 19, 2016. Eleanor was born in Philadelphia Pa. She attended South Philadelphia High School and the Philadelphia School of Business. Eleanor was employed as a secretary/bookkeeper. She was formerly employed by Merck Pharmaceuticals, the Lyons Technical Institute, Spikes Trophy's and the Marta Group in Philadelphia. Eleanor is...
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