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Hilda Ruth Bennett

December 11, 1929 - February 12, 2018

Bennett, Hilda Ruth, 88 – of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away February 12, 2018. She was born in South Hill, VA and moved to New Jersey at an early age. She worked as a nurse's aide for area nursing homes. She was predeceased by her husband, William Bennett. Hilda is survived by her children: Anita Schaffer, Diane (Carrol) Dunkley, Mary (Preston) Crawley, and Cynthia Jones; daughter-in...
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Robert James Edwards

March 9, 1933 - February 10, 2018

Edwards, Robert J., 84 – of Whitesboro, NJ passed away February 10, 2018. He was born in Gary, WV and served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. Robert worked in construction while living in Miami, FL and moved to New Jersey in 1965 to work as a commercial clammer for various fishing companies in Cape May. Robert is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ruth (formerly Holton); his children...
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William Franklin Wright (Burke)

August 7, 1964 - February 9, 2018

Bill (Burke) Wright passed away peacefully on Feb 9th, 2018 surrounded by his loving family and friends. To know Bill was to love Bill. He loved to fish down at the Delaware and watch the ball games at McVeigh Rec with his friends. He also had a great work ethic and was a sign hanger and painter. Bill loved to make people laugh and was just a fun loving guy who was adored by many. Bill is...
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Frederick W. Schmidt, Jr.

July 12, 1944 - February 7, 2018

SCHMIDT, FREDERICK W. JR., 73, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. Born in Lewiston, ME, to the late Frederick W. Schmidt, Sr. and Marjorie McCobb Schmidt, he moved to Cape May County over 40 years ago. Fred was an attorney in Cape May Court House. He believed in the U.S. Constitution, law, and justice. He always wanted to help people. He was an avid...
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John N. Fiorenza

March 4, 1939 - February 4, 2018

FIORENZA, JOHN N., 78, of Rio Grande, NJ, passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA to the late John and Virginia Napolio Fiorenza, he moved to NJ 12 years ago from Drexel Hill, PA. He worked for over 46 years as an engineer/buyer and served in the US Army Reserves from 1961 to 1966. He was an active citizen of the community as a member of Notre Dame De La Mer Parish, the...
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Sarah G. Moore

February 12, 1930 - February 2, 2018

MOORE, SARAH G., 87, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Roland William and Gertrude Jane Hebrew Schultz, she was a longtime resident of Cape May County after living in the Kensington section of Philadelphia. She retired as a nurse's aide from Crest Haven Nursing Home. She enjoyed watching the activity on the water in the...
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Dolores A. Cosenza

June 28, 1932 - February 2, 2018

Cosenza, Dolores A., 85 – of Avalon, NJ passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on February 2, 2018. She was born in Philadelphia to the late William and Stella Sieracki and moved to Avalon in 1972. Dolores loved being a homemaker and raising her 8 children. She was predeceased by her husband, Marino A. Cosenza in March of 2017. Dolores is survived by her children: Debbie (Dave),...
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Patricia Guntle

April 23, 1953 - January 27, 2018

Guntle, Patricia F.B. 64 – of Stone Harbor, NJ, Great Falls, VA and Philadelphia, PA passed away January 27, 2018. Daughter of former Philadelphia Fire Department Deputy Chief Peter P. and Roseann Black. Pat is survived by her husband Jim, daughter Alexandra, sons Jimmie and Zack, sister Rose, and brother Pete. Pat is a graduate of St. Leo's Grade School, St. Hubert's High School, and Temple...
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Margaret Skill Lesher

March 6, 1951 - January 27, 2018

Lesher, Margaret Skill, age 66 - of Rio Grande, NJ died on Saturday, January 27, 2018. She was born in Philadelphia, PA, the daughter of Mary D'Onofrio Fox and the late John William Fox. She had lived in North Cape May and Erma. She attended St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church. She is survived by her mother, Mary Fox; a brother, John W. Fox, Jr. and his wife, Rose; a sister, Pamela Kuhns; a son,...
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Marie K. Cammarota

July 31, 1925 - January 27, 2018

Cammarota, Marie Katherine, 92 - of Stone Harbor, NJ passed away peacefully on January 27, 2018 at the age of 92. She was born Marie Mikush to the late Helen and John Mikush in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on July 31, 1925. She trained as a Cadet Nurse during World War II in New York City prior to raising her family. Marie married the late Anthony Vincent Cammarota, and they raised seven children...
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Mary Jane Tyrrell

March 31, 1924 - January 25, 2018

TYRRELL, MARY JANE (nee Bond), 93, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018. Born in Philadelphia to the late William and Frances Eaton Bond, she moved here in 1975 from Abington, PA. She was a member of the Little Flower High School Alumnae Association and and of Our Lady of the Angels Church. Mrs. Tyrrell is survived by her children, Thomas J. (Jeanne) Tyrrell,...
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Mildred E. Leahey

January 24, 1928 - January 22, 2018

LEAHEY, MILDRED E., 89, of Cape May, NJ, passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018. Born in Camden, NJ to the late Frederick E. and Frieda Schard Steigelman, she moved here ten years ago and living in Galloway and Vermont. She worked for NJ Bell and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. She loved fine dining and going out for dinner. Mrs. Leahey is survived by her grandson, Matthew Kresge; her...
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Robert Vincent Powers

May 28, 1965 - January 18, 2018

POWERS, ROBERT VINCENT, - 52, of Del Haven, NJ, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018. He was born in Philadelphia, PA and has lived in this area for over 30 years. He is survived by his children, Robert Powers, Jr., Joshua Powers, Elizabeth Powers, and Michael Powers; his mother, Rose Powers; and his brother, TJ Powers. He was predeceased by his father, Robert Vincent Powers. Funeral...
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Evard M. Robinson

April 11, 1920 - January 18, 2018

Robinson, Evard M. 97 of Ocean City, NJ - passed away January 18, 2018. He was born in Camden, NJ to the late Evard and Charlotte Robinson. Evard served in the US Navy during World War II and later worked for PREDCO in Pennsauken,NJ as Vice President of Outside Sales. He retired to Sea Isle City, NJ in 1982 where he enjoyed fishing, golfing, gardening and growing delicious "Jersey" tomatoes! He...
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Patricia Nancy Trimble

November 27, 1936 - January 18, 2018

Patricia "Pat" Nancy Trimble nee Kanuika, 81, of North Wildwood, NJ, formerly of Media, PA, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018. She was the widow of George R. B. Trimble, Sr., who died in 1973. She was born in Philadelphia to the late William "Pop" Kanuika, who died in 1981, and Mary "Nan" Humenchuk Kanuika, who died in 1990. She moved to North Wildwood in 2001. Some of Pat's happiest...
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Charles Norman VanMeter

July 8, 1934 - January 13, 2018

VANMETER, CHARLES NORMAN , age 83, of Woodbine, NJ, died on Saturday, January 13, 2018. He was born in Camden, NJ the son of the late Charles Norman and Kate Darlington Luce VanMeter. He had been a Cape May County resident since 1944. He served in the US Army. He retired as postmaster of the Cape May Court House Post Office after 30 years of service. He was an avid Middle Township Schools...
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Marie E. Jones

August 10, 1948 - January 12, 2018

Jones, Marie, 69- of Villas, NJ passed away January 12, 2018. She was born in Newark, NJ and grew up in Livingston, NJ; where she and her sister Ann were raised by Joseph and Kathleen (nee Carey) Hemberger (all pre-deceased). Marie called Cape May County home since the early 1980s. She was a graduate of Saint Francis College (BA) and Rowan University (MS). Marie retired from Cape May County's...
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Sean Michael Brookes

July 21, 1989 - January 11, 2018

Brookes, Sean Michael, 28 – of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away January 11, 2018. He was born in Philadelphia, PA and moved to Cape May County in 2001. Sean loved to golf and spend time on the beach. He especially loved the sunsets. Sean worked as a bartender at The Reeds and The Pizza Pub in Stone Harbor as well as the Stone Harbor Country Club. Sean is survived by his parents, Fran and...
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Robert J. McNicholas

August 7, 1963 - January 11, 2018

McNicholas, Robert J. 54 – of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away January 11, 2018. He was born in Dublin, Ireland to Hugh and Nuala McNicholas and re-located permanently to the United States in 1988. He became a US citizen in 1997. Robert graduated from Glassboro State College and worked as an accountant at the Wildwood Convention Center. He lived life to the fullest and made countless...
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Garry A. McMichael, Sr.

October 19, 1955 - January 11, 2018

MCMICHAEL, GARRY A., SR., - 62, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018. Born in Abington, PA to the late Alexander J. and Catherine E. Currier McMichael, he moved here 40 years ago from Philadelphia. He was a member of Our Lady of the Angels Church. Garry served four years in the Army and was stationed in Germany. Afterwards, he re-enlisted in the Army National...
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Julia E. Powell

November 27, 1926 - January 9, 2018

Julia (Ballinger) Powell, 91, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away January 9, 2018. She was born and raised in Marmora, NJ by her Aunt Mabel Clark after losing both her parents at a young age. Julia was employed at both The Flanders and The Ocean Rest in Ocean City, NJ. She enjoyed shopping and her trips to Lancaster, PA. She was predeceased by her parents Hazel (Adams) and Thomas...
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Arline A. Polak

February 12, 1936 - January 9, 2018

POLAK, ARLINE A., - 81, of Cape May Court House, NJ, died on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at the Crest Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Camden, NJ the daughter of the late Peter P. and Marie A. Szalagiewicz Polak. She has been a resident here since 1968 when she moved from Camden. She retired as executive secretary for Atlantic City Electric Company after twenty five...
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Julianne Seitzinger

July 13, 1961 - January 8, 2018

SEITZINGER, JULIANNE (LAFATA), age 56, of Cape May Court House, formerly of Florida and Massachusetts, passed away Monday morning, Jan. 8, 2018 at Cape Regional Hospital. She was predeceased by her parents Paul and Janice Lafata. She is survived by  Her husband of 24 years Rob Seitzinger (53), and children Jillian Loo Seitzinger (30), Caroline Rose Seitzinger (22), and Michael Paul...
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David C. Geisinger

July 8, 1943 - January 8, 2018

Geisinger, David C. 74 – of Dennisville, NJ passed away January 8, 2018. He was born in Sea Isle City, NJ to the late Charles and Esther Geisinger and lived in Dennisville his entire life. He worked in union construction, Union Local 1743 where he made many lifelong friends. David loved to fish with his wife Gloria and fishing buddies Nick Salfi, Rick DiBruno, and Chris Winon. He was a member...
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Marion Edith Brown

December 26, 1924 - January 7, 2018

BROWN, MARION EDITH, age 93, passed away on the morning of January 7th, 2018, after a short illness. Marion was born in Philadelphia as the youngest daughter of John Simpson Brown and Margaret Jane (Johnston) Brown. She graduated from Roxborough High School and proudly spent her professional career working at Temple University in the Office of the Registrar. As a young woman, Marion would...
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Charlotte V. Sharkey

July 15, 1939 - January 7, 2018

SHARKEY, CHARLOTTE V., 78, of Dennis Township, NJ, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018. Born in Philadelphia to the late Charles E. and Virginia L. (Orth) Haase; mother of Susan (Bob) Kerbel, Patricia (Ken) Bjorklund and Robert (Jamie) Sharkey. Grandmother to 5 beautiful grandchildren: Megan, Lauren, Jillian, Abigail and Jack. She is also survived by her brother George (Wanda) Haase. She was...
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Andrew C. Bond

February 5, 1975 - January 5, 2018

Andrew C. Bond, 42, of Cape May Court House, NJ, a lifelong resident and member of the Middle Township community, passed away suddenly Friday, January 5, 2018. He was a graduate of Middle Township High School. He worked long-term for Marriner's Landscaping of Cape May Court House and then Local 825 Operating Engineers in Springfield, NJ. Andrew's first love was spending time with his beloved...
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Christine L. Hawkins

August 19, 1948 - January 4, 2018

HAWKINS, CHRISTINE L., 69, of Woodbine, NJ, passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018. Born in Atlantic City to the late Richard and Florence Warner, she was a lifetime resident of this area. She was a member of Sword of Fire Church in Woodbine and AARP. She enjoyed gardening, studying the Bible, and being with her family. Mrs. Hawkins is survived by her sons, Lamont Dennis, Stacey W. Baez,...
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Cynthia Lynn Press

November 20, 1964 - January 4, 2018

CYNTHIA LYNN PRESS, 53, of Vineland, NJ, passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018. She was born in Cape May Court House to the late John Raymond Press, Jr. and Georgeann A. Kelleher Walker Lewis. She enjoyed horses, drinking coffee, and eating cookies and candy. She liked shopping at the Dollar Store. Cindy is survived by her sister, Doreen Elizabeth Press; and her aunts, uncles, and cousins....
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Louis Anthony Bufalo

September 25, 1934 - January 4, 2018

Bufalo, Louis Anthony, 83, of Sea Isle City, NJ, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at home. He was born to Camillo and Antoinette Bufalo and has two sisters Anna Kelly and Gloria Giampietro. He spent 54 wonderful years married to his wife Barbara (formerly DeLancey). Louis was very loving and proud of his three children, Barbara Smith and husband Gerry, LouAnn VanLiew and...
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Charlene Shaw

November 27, 1954 - January 2, 2018

SHAW, CHARLENE, - 63, of Villas, NJ, passed away January 2, 2018. She was born in Pineville, LA to Walter and Edmae McNeill and worked for AIMS Diagnostics in Cape May Court House, NJ. She was predeceased by her father and siblings, Dion McNeill and Joura Palmer. Charlene is survived by her children: Carles (Faith Post) Shaw III and Tiffany (Dan) Seddon; her mother Edmae McNeill, brother Donald...
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Robert R. Barrow

December 3, 1947 - December 31, 2017

BARROW, ROBERT R., 70, of Dennis Township, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017. Born in Darby, PA to the late Charles J. and Helen R. Robinson Barrow, he moved to this area in 1993 from Bensalem. He loved to golf and fish. He was a big Eagles fan and passed away peacefully while watching the Eagles game. Mr. Barrow is survived by his daughters, Danielle Barrow (Randy Camp) and Kristin...
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William John Hunter

December 18, 1925 - December 31, 2017

HUNTER, WILLIAM JOHN, - 92, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away December 31, 2017. Son of William John Hunter Fourth and Myrtle Elizabeth Kloo both of whom were from Wildwood, NJ. Bill attended schools in Wildwood and Hammonton. Served US Navy during WWII as Quartermaster Second Class in Pacific Theatre. Participated in the battles of Iwo Jima, Okinawa and the early occupation of Japan by...
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William L. McClurkin

August 8, 1939 - December 31, 2017

A Time to Be Born: William L. McClurkin was born August 8, 1939 in Charlotte, North Carolina to Jesse and Jessie Mae McClurkin. The oldest son and the second of twelve children, he lived his childhood in Charlotte, North Carolina. A Time to Learn: He was educated in the Charlotte School System where he attended the Biddleville Elementary School and West Charlotte High School. After...
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Beatrice R. Loefflad

May 24, 1935 - December 26, 2017

LOEFFLAD, BEATRICE R., 82, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 surrounded by her family. Born in Philadelphia to the late Fred and Lenora Raco Miller, she grew up in Sea Isle City and was a lifelong resident of Cape May County. She worked at the Administration Building for Middle Township Public Schools. Mrs. Loefflad was a member of Our Lady of the Angels...
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Mary Florence Robinson

July 14, 1921 - December 21, 2017

ROBINSON, MARY FLORENCE, 96, of Ocean City, NJ, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at The Shores at Wesley Manor. Born in Pittsburgh, PA to the late William H. and Margaretta Sullivan O'Hara, she retired to Sea Isle City in 1982. She was an active member of St. Joseph R.C. Church in Sea Isle City for 40 years, serving as a Eucharistic Minister and in the Catholic Daughters and Altar &...
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Harry F. Clark

March 19, 1929 - December 21, 2017

Clark, Harry F. "Jake" 88 – of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away December 21, 2017. He was born and raised in Stone Harbor, NJ to the late Harry and Jeanette Clark. Jake grew up working in his dad's business, "Clark's Garage" in Stone Harbor where the Wawa sits today. He later worked for the US Post Office in Stone Harbor and was a past member of the Stone Harbor Fire Department. Jake loved...
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Sandra B. Swagler

April 6, 1943 - December 20, 2017

SWAGLER, SANDRA B., 74, of Dennisville, NJ, passed from this life into the arms of her Lord while at home on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. She was born April 6, 1943, the much loved daughter of the late Bernard and Azalea Swagler. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister Elaine Camp and brother Jesse Swagler. She is survived by her sister, Wanda and Carl Meyer; Carolyn...
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John W. Thompson

November 17, 1932 - December 16, 2017

Thompson, John W., 85 - of North Cape May, NJ passed away December 16, 2017. Born in Westville, NJ to the late John H. Thompson and Elizabeth Bennett Thompson, John embraced life, including its challenges. Born with an intellectual disability, John lived a full, active, and independent life, including working his entire life, with long stints at W.T. Grant; Kmart; ACME Markets; and, most recently...
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Charles A. Marriner, Sr.

December 26, 1940 - December 16, 2017

MARRINER, CHARLES A. SR., 76, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed suddenly on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Penn Presbyterian Hospital. He was born in North Wildwood on December 26, 1940 to the late Odis James Marriner and Margaret Mary Thompson Marriner. He was a resident of Cape May Court House his entire life. He was a 1960 graduate of Middle Township High School. Charlie, as his friends...
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John Thurlow Titherington, Jr.

May 16, 1941 - December 15, 2017

John Thurlow Titherington, Jr. passed away peacefully on Friday December 15, 2017 at the age of 76. John was born on May 16, 1941 at Germantown Hospital in Philadelphia to the Late John Thurlow Titherington, Sr. and Ethel (Rosborough) Titherington. The family was raised on West Oak Lane in Philadelphia and John attended Olney High School and earned a degree at Temple University. After...
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Stephanie A. Cash

January 13, 1951 - December 14, 2017

CASH, STEPHANIE (NEE TRAMDACK), 66, of Cape May Court House, NJ, Beloved wife of Richard Cash, passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2017. She also leaves behind a brother, Philip Tramdack (Marianne Hooker), of New Castle, PA, and several nieces and nephews. Stephanie attended school in Collingdale, PA and graduated as valedictorian from the Sanford School in Hockessin, DE. In 1972, she...
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Patrick James Hines

May 20, 1984 - December 13, 2017

HINES, PATRICK JAMES, - 33, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. Born in Cape May Court House, NJ, he was a lifetime resident of this area. He graduated from Wildwood Catholic in 2002 and was a member of Our Lady of the Angels Church. He worked as an Industrial Mechanic for Morey's Piers and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working on cars. Patrick is...
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Virginia C. Seliger

September 4, 1929 - December 13, 2017

Seliger, Virginia C. 88 – of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away December 13, 2017. She was born in Kensington, PA to the late George and Selina Cordray and worked as a keypunch operator for the Pennsylvania Railroad. She moved permanently to Cape May County in 1978 after visiting here all her life. Virginia was a member of the Avalon Republican, Civic, and Seniors Clubs and Volunteer Fire...
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Margarita E. Abrolat

February 1, 1927 - December 13, 2017

Margarita Emma Abrolat, 90 - of Cape May, New Jersey, passed peacefully surrounded by her family at home on Wednesday, December 13th, 2017. She was born in La Coruna, Spain to the late Urbano and Eulalia Vazquez. She moved to London, England and married Alfred Abrolat on August 3rd 1957. They later moved to E. Lansdowne, PA, raised a beautiful family of 3 and was an employee at John Wanamaker...
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John Patrick Morrison

September 13, 1928 - December 12, 2017

MORRISON, JOHN PATRICK, 89, of Rio Grande, NJ, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Shore Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 36 years, Helen Laverne Morrison; his parents, John and Catherine Morrison; brother, David Morrison; and sister, Mary Bennett. He is survived by his daughter and son in law, Joanne and...
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Kenneth John "Rock" Villano

December 3, 1948 - December 12, 2017

VILLANO, KENNETH JOHN "ROCK", - 69, of Dennisville, NJ, born in Jersey City, passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 with his family at his side. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Eleanor (Madajewski) Villano; his children, Victoria (Steve) Villano-Tirado, Stefanie (Shane) Villano-Boyd, and Nicholas (Patricia) Villano; his grandchildren, Dylan, Maddox, Braydon, Logan, and twins due in May...
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Denise Carole LaBov

February 24, 1954 - December 12, 2017

LABOV, DENISE CAROLE, - 63, of Dennisville, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at her home. Born in Oceanside, Long Island, NY, she moved here 39 years ago after living in Sea Isle City, Liberty, NY, and East Islip, NY. She retired as principal of Maud Abrams School in Lower Township. Denise was an active member of Messiah Lutheran Church – singing in the choir and serving on many...
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Ethelene "Faye" Senior

July 8, 1931 - December 10, 2017

SENIOR, ETHELENE "FAYE", 86, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at home. Born in Woodland, WA to the late Arthur Lee Carr and Mary Lucile Martin-Littleton Carr, she moved here in 1969. After graduating from high school, Faye was a model in New York. She joined the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. While in the Air Force, she met and married John "Joe"...
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Michael G. O'Rourke

November 2, 1962 - December 10, 2017

Michael G. O'Rourke, 55, of Wildwood, NJ, passed away suddenly on Sunday, December 10, 2017 with his wife by his side. Michael worked for the New Jersey Department of Transportation as a Bridge Operator. Michael led a joyful life, full of love and laughter. He had an infectious personality and a genuinely loving and caring spirit. He made a positive impact on everyone he met and could...
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John D. Schofield

August 26, 1926 - December 9, 2017

Schofield, John D. 91 – of Dennisville, NJ passed away December 9, 2017. He was born to the late John and Marie Schofield and was a lifelong resident of Cape May County. John served in the US Army during World War II and later worked as a probation officer for Cape May County. He enjoyed travelling the world, tending his honey bees, was a charter member of Cape Atlantic Rock Club and earned a...
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Virginia M. Walton

March 10, 1926 - December 9, 2017

Virginia Moore Walton, homemaker, age 91, of Stone Harbor, NJ and formerly of Ridley Township, PA, died peacefully on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at Crest Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Cape May Court House, NJ. Born in 1926 in Collingswood, NJ to parents, Samuel and Pauline Moore, Virginia was a 1944 graduate of Collingswood High School. She also lived in Philadelphia before...
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Ruth Joyce Rainey

February 8, 1934 - December 8, 2017

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

June 17, 1953 - December 6, 2017

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

February 25, 1940 - December 4, 2017

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

March 17, 1943 - December 1, 2017

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

October 18, 1965 - November 29, 2017

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

December 30, 1973 - November 27, 2017

GRANT (AKA KELLY), MICHAEL DAVIDE , - 43, formerly of Woodbine, NJ, departed this life on November 27, 2017 at his home in Mesa, AZ. He is survived by his son Jason Viola, mother Arlette Grant-Anderson, father Michael Norton, and a host of other family and friends both in New Jersey and Arizona. Services will be held at Radzieta Funeral Home, 9 Hand Avenue, Cape May Court House on Saturday,...
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Helen Alice Nixon

July 7, 1931 - November 26, 2017

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

January 23, 1925 - November 25, 2017

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

September 8, 1932 - November 25, 2017

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

April 15, 1938 - November 24, 2017

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

October 20, 1930 - November 23, 2017

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

November 6, 1941 - November 22, 2017

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

February 28, 1926 - November 18, 2017

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

December 14, 1955 - November 17, 2017

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

August 15, 1923 - November 17, 2017

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

December 25, 1937 - November 15, 2017

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

February 9, 1929 - November 14, 2017

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

March 18, 1945 - November 10, 2017

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

November 25, 1936 - November 10, 2017

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

June 20, 1953 - November 10, 2017

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

May 4, 1958 - November 6, 2017

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

January 10, 1925 - November 5, 2017

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

June 29, 1920 - November 3, 2017

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

August 28, 1935 - November 1, 2017

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

November 28, 1942 - November 1, 2017

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

October 14, 1929 - October 28, 2017

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

June 1, 1938 - October 26, 2017

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

September 12, 1944 - October 26, 2017

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

May 1, 1928 - October 25, 2017

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

April 30, 1942 - October 20, 2017

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

August 6, 1937 - October 18, 2017

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

June 17, 1960 - October 17, 2017

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

September 26, 1923 - October 17, 2017

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

March 2, 1963 - October 17, 2017

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

April 16, 1942 - October 16, 2017

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

June 13, 1932 - October 14, 2017

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

December 4, 1951 - October 14, 2017

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

January 29, 1992 - October 13, 2017

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

September 24, 1926 - October 9, 2017

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

December 26, 1931 - October 8, 2017

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

November 9, 1946 - October 8, 2017

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

March 31, 1938 - October 8, 2017

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

May 30, 1953 - October 7, 2017

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

August 29, 1940 - October 6, 2017

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

July 13, 1957 - October 5, 2017

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

March 17, 1926 - October 4, 2017

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

June 2, 1938 - October 4, 2017

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

June 18, 1941 - October 2, 2017

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