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October 2007

Jeanette Butrymowicz, 59 of Camden

BUTRYMOWICZ, JEANETTE On October 10, 2007 (nee Shank) age 59. Dear wife of Ronald of Camden, NJ. Mother of Ronald Jr. of Mullica Hill, Eric of Lindenwold and Melissa at home. She is also survived by 5 brothers and 2 sisters. Services are private. Jeanette had worked for Woolworth Department Stores. In lieu of flowers donations to A.S.P.C.A. or Animal Welfare association of your choice in her name would be appreciated. Arrangements by THE PREDPELSKI... Read more →

Marie J. “Honey" Williams, long-time Gloucester City Resident, Active in Many Organizations

On October 11, 2007 Marie "Honey" Williams (nee Scheifele), age 86 of Gloucester City went to be with the Lord. She was the beloved wife of the late Henry J. Williams, III. Devoted mother of nine children; the late Henry "Harry" J. Williams, IV, Janet Davies and her husband Jim of Glens Falls, NY, Rita Moffitt and her husband Gordon of Stratford, Mary Berard of Mays Landing, Michael "Onyx" Williams and his wife Anahid of... Read more →

Virus Killing Deer in New Jersey

By Tina Kelley source State wildlife officials are tracking a virus, carried by tiny biting insects, that is killing white-tailed deer in parts of New Jersey. Signs of the virus, called epizootic hemorrhagic disease, have been found in the carcasses of nearly 200 deer in New Jersey, state officials said. The virus can kill an animal in 5 to 10 days. The disease is not expected to significantly reduce the state’s deer population. According... Read more →

Lehigh University 4, Rider University 2

BETHLEHEM, Pa.--In a tale of two halves, the Broncs lost a two-goal lead, giving up four second half goals, falling in a non-conference game at Lehigh Wednesday night. “I’ve always said a 2-0 lead is the most dangerous lead you can have and unfortunately, I was right tonight,” said head coach Lori Hussong. Rider (6-6) opened the scoring 14 minutes into the game with senior Emily Egan (Gibbsboro, N.J./Eastern) hitting the back of the cage.... Read more →

Bertha “Bert” Nolan, Retired Gloucester Catholic Teacher & Coach; All American Field Hockey Player

Bertha "Raskis" Nolan, age 82, passed away of natural causes on Wednesday, October 10, 2007, with her loving family at her side. Bertha, currently of Trumbull, Connecticut, was born and raised in Gloucester City, NJ. A prominent athlete in her youth she was an All American and Olympic Alternate Field Hockey player and went on to a long and rewarding career as a high school teacher and celebrated girls basketball coach at Gloucester Catholic High... Read more →

Cindy Farace, of West Deptford, worked at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital

FARACE, CINDY E. age 51 of West Deptford NJ, died on Tuesday October 9, 2007. She was a former Telemetry Technician at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital for 20 years. Cindy holds a place in the hearts of her family and will be deeply missed. Wife of Joseph W. Farace, she is also survived by one son Nicholas J. Farace of Maple Shade, two sisters Kathleen Wilson of Mantua, Colleen T. Brooks of Wenonah, two... Read more →

John Estell, of Woodbury, former Respiratory Therapist; softball player

ESTELL, JOHN ROBERT of Woodbury, NJ on October 9, 2007. Aged 65 years. Before retiring, John was a Respiratory Therapist. He actively played softball in an over 60 league. John loved entertaining his family and friends with his sense of humor. He enjoyed trips to the shore, going on family vacations and playing and watching sports. Beloved husband of Patricia (nee Foley) of 37 years. Devoted father of Kim (John) Underwood and son John (Lisa)... Read more →

Orzechowski on her way to Camden County Hall of Fame

Note: Bert Nolan who is mentioned in this article passed away on October 10. Arrangements under the direction of the McCann-Healey Funeral Home. By KEVIN CALLAHAN Courier-Post Staff, source Vicki Orzechowski will be joining some of her former players when she is inducted into the Camden County Hall of Fame. Orzechowski, who coached the Paul VI High School girls' basketball team to four state titles between 1967 and 1977, will be inducted along with... Read more →

Mrs. Bert Nolan Succumbs; Former Rams Basketball Coach

Mrs. Bert Raskis Nolan passed away October 10 in Saint Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport, Connecticut. A former teacher and basketball coach for Gloucester Catholic High School she was to be honored next weekend in the Camden County Sports Hall of Fame. Before moving to Connecticut, Mrs. Nolan resided in Gloucester City with her husband Andy. Due notice and funeral arrangements will be forthcoming from the McCann-Healey Funeral Home, Gloucester City. Read more →

Jim Ferry Memorial Golf Tournament Raises $9000 for PAL

Ferry Family - Steve Ferry, Franny Ferry, Mark Lacavara, Peg Ferry, Kay Ferry, Jim E Ferry Jr, Kellie Ferry, Michelle Ferry, Keith Teterault and Marie Ferry The First Annual Jim Ferry Golf Tournament held last month collected over $9,000 in net profits which will be used to support the local PAL in Gloucester City. Winners - Sponsored by McCann Healey Funeral Home were: Jerry Hubbs, Tom and Joe Durkin and John Healey which came in... Read more →

Warning! Cutbacks are Possible in St. Mary's Parish/Headcount on Sunday

"Sad to say, the present situation here in St. Mary's is not impressive," Father Curran, pastor OUR PARISH Since Bishop Galante started his "Speak-up" Sessions in March of 2005, he has constantly talked of his Vision for the Church in the Diocese of Camden and for each parish. He wants each parish to become a Vibrant, Dynamic Faith Community. This is especially true since the parishes of the Diocese have been meeting in their respective... Read more →

Joanna Ridge, of Gloucester City, GHS Class of 1949

RIDGE, JOANNA L. On October 9, 2007, (nee Burns) of Gloucester City, NJ, age 75 yrs. She was the beloved wife of the late James Ridge and loving mother of James and Mark (Deena) Ridge. Her darling grandchildren Stacie, James and Gabriella and dear brothers David and Russell Pray also survive her. Mrs. Ridge was a 1949 graduate of Gloucester City High School and a member of the Alumni Association. She was a long time... Read more →

Elsie Matera, of Riverton/Owner of Matera Real Estate

MATERA, ELSIE E. (nee Jamison) age 72. Passed away October 7, 2007 at Virtua Hospital, Mt. Holly, surrounded by the love of her family by her side. Elsie was born April 5, 1935, in Philadelphia and graduated from West Catholic Girls High School in 1953. She was honored as May Queen 2 years in a row. Elsie was a longtime resident of Riverton and moved to Delanco in 1988. She worked for Bell Telephone for... Read more →

MaryRosse Tabinski, of Woodlynne, West Catholic HS Class of 61

TABINSKI, MARYROSE A. (Nee Stewart), of Woodlynne, on October 6, 2007, age 64 years. Beloved wife of the late Robert E. Stabinski; devoted mother of Melissa A. Stabinski & Christina M. Stabinski of Woodlynne; sister of Elizabeth A. Mitchell of Upper Darby, PA and the late Edward L. & John A. Stewart; sister-in-law of Noreen Stewart of New London, PA & Nancy A. Stewart of Broomall, PA. A member of the West Catholic High School... Read more →

Mary Elizabeth May, of Washington Twp., age 23

MAY Mary Elizabeth On October 6, 2007, of Washington Twp. Age 23. Beloved daughter of Joseph E. and Maureen P. (nee Traxler). Dear sister of Christopher J. and Joseph N. May. Loving grandaughter of Margaret Bucher, Harold and Margaret Traxler, and the late Joseph N. May. Also survived by aunts, uncles and cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing Sunday eve 6:00 – 9:00pm and Monday 9:00 – 10:00am at the EGIZI... Read more →

Susan Timson, of Deptford, formerly of Westville

TIMSON, SUSAN C. Of Deptford, NJ and formerly of Westville died on October 6, 2007 at Virtua Hospital Mt. Holly, NJ age 55. She was born in Freeport, IL and was a nurse at JFK Hospital Washington Twp. Survived by her son David Bolt of Collingswood, NJ; a daughter Sharon Bolt of Deptford; a brother Donald of Sun City, AZ; and a grandson Joe. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Mass of Christian... Read more →

Rider University 2, Delaware State University 1 (ot)

Women’s College Soccer DOVER, Del.--Whether you call it sudden death, sudden victory or Golden Goal, offensive players love it and defensive players don’t. Rider defender Lauren Mahar wanted it over quick. “It was going to be a long 10 or 20 minutes so I took the free kick and I just put it upper 90 (top corner of net).” Junior Lauren Mahar (Barnegat, N.J./Colonia) scored her first goal of the season just 25 seconds into... Read more →


By Lois Staas NEWS Correspondent Bellmawr School Superintendent Annette Castiglione reported the results of the 2006-07 Community Survey during last week's School Board meeting. The survey had been sent to every home in the district in late spring of 2007, and 103 families responded from Bellmawr Park, 94 from Ethel M. Burke, and 45 from Bell Oaks. The overall satisfaction rate of parents is extremely high, as 98 percent of the respondents from all three... Read more →

WHEN EAST MEETS WEST The Honorable Language:

By Hank F. Miller Jr. Whenever the work and weariness of life fills my house with gloom, the sure way to drive away the clouds and ring in the laughter is this: All I need do is to speak politely to my wife. In Japanese, I mean. For the same reason, she finds having her husband address her in formal speech hilarious. If, for example, I ask her if she knows where I left my... Read more →

Paid Firefighters and Their Supporters Berate Gloucester City Mayor & Council

By Stephanie Greco NEWS Correspondent A sizeable crowd of Gloucester City firefighters and their families waited patiently for the start of Thursday night's City Council meeting, and it was not just to honor four retired firefighters who passed away in recent weeks. At the start of the meeting, Mayor William James called for a moment of silence to remember the four men, Frank Williams, Sam Monroe, Richard Hubbs, and Marty Coyle. But, it was not... Read more →

Allan’s Pet Tips: Topic, A Whining Dog

Hey Bill , more pet tips Dog Quote: My advice to any diplomat who wants to have good press is to have two or three kids and a dog. ....Carl Rowan Photo: Erica, hanging out ********************************* So you have a problem with a whining dog? It is not unusual for people to have problems,rticularly with puppies whining all day long. Most puppies will outgrow this behavior. They generally whine for two reasons. For attention and... Read more →

Brooklawn-Sponsored Upcoming Events

"Edgar Alan Poe and You" Trip to Baltimore, MD, Saturday, October 27, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., leaving from the Brooklawn Municipal Building. An Edgar Alan Poe tour of Baltimore's cemeteries lets everyone follow the trail of the 19th century medical students through newly-dug graves to find "fresh cadavers." Tour will end with a visit to Poe's grave, for a reading of "The Raven." Some free time for shopping before a meal at Cactus... Read more →

Michelle Barr, age 43, of Gloucester City

On October 7, 2007. Age 43. (nee Cochran). Of Gloucester City, NJ. Loving Mother of Brandon Barr of Cherry Hill. Beloved Daughter of Earl Cochran of Gloucester City and Frances Cooper of Sewell. Dear Sister of David Cochran and his wife Colleen of San Diego. Loving Aunt of Kylee Cochran. Also survived by 2 Aunts, 2 Uncles and 7 Cousins. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her viewing on Wednesday evening from 7... Read more →

Look Hard Enough, You’ll Find a Sign

Bills Point of View: Great-Grand "Pappy" Cleary told me a tale about a time when horse and wagon were the means of transportation in Gloucester City. He said residents were not allowed to park on the buggy path on two days of the month. Pappy said, "On those days between the hours of 1 PM - 3 PM employees from the Public Works Department could be seen walking the cobble streets with a broom cleaning... Read more →

Update on Zack, the missing cat

UPDATE: Zach was hit by a car on Monmouth Street, Saturday, and was killed. To the family on behalf of all pet owners we are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our prayers are with you. Bill I live on South Burlington Street & my cat named Zack has gone missing/taken from my home. He is an orange & white Tabby that I got from the shelter in the past 2 months. When called... Read more →

Some Mt. Ephraim Residents Still Upset with Kings Hwy Traffic Light

By Bill Bates, NEWS Correspondent Two resolutions were read authorizing an insertion of revenue into the 2007 Municipal Budget from a Tonnage Recycling Grant and a Drunk Driving Enforcement Grant, both amounts unknown. A resolution was read appointing a Class II Police Officer, Michael Patrick Doglos to the Mount Ephraim Police Department. The borough is authorizing the Mount Ephraim Department of Public Works to transfer ownership of an old trash truck to the Borough of... Read more →

Gloucester City Mustangs Football Saturday, Oct. 6

Gloucester City Mustangs Football team (5 and 6 years olds) faced Moorestown today, Saturday at the home field on Johnson Blvd. The two sides battled back and forth but in the end it was Moorestown who prevailed. The final score Moorestown 7, Gloucester Mustangs 6 . see photo gallery photos by Bruce Darrow Read more →

WHEN EAST MEETS WEST: October 10 is Sports Day

Commentary by Hank F. Miller Jr. October 10 is Sports Day: It was added to the list of national holidays in Japan in 1966 to commemorate the 1964 Olympic Games. It was on October 10 1964.That date was chosen because that was when the opening ceremony of the 18th Summer Olympics games. The games were held at the national stadium in Tokyo. There is nothing more important than good health. In fact, both physical and... Read more →

Welcome to Gloucester City

One of seven new signs placed throughout Gloucester City that has been installed in recent weeks.This sign is located at Route 130 and Market Street. The sponsor is Quality Inn Gloucester City and the organization that is caring for it is the Townsend C. Young Post 3620. The signs are funded by various local businesses and maintained by local organizations. "We are very happy to say this program will not cost taxpayers a penny," said... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic High School Sports Program Receives Recognition

source GLOUCESTER CITY — Officials from the N.J. State Interscholastic Athletic Association and ShopRite honored Gloucester Catholic High School for having the best athletic program in the New Jersey Parochial B Division. The presentation of the ShopRite Cup to the school community was held today, Friday, Oct. 5 at a 10 a.m. assembly. Only six schools in the state have been honored with this award. The ShopRite Cup recognizes sports programs for both sportsmanship... Read more →

Dotti Rhoda, of West Deptford; GHS Class of 1965 Alumni, Employed by Lehigh Press for 30 Years

Dorothy A. Rhoda, (nee Crisp) 60, of West Deptford, peacefully on October 5, 2007 with her family by her side. Dotti will be remembered for her love of spending lazy days at the beach, trying her hand at lady luck in Atlantic City and sharing fun and laughter with her family and friends. Dotti, was born in Woodbury and grew up in Gloucester City, graduated from Gloucester City High School in 1965 and was a... Read more →

Harry Stanbach, of Haddonfield

STANBACH, HARRY B. On October 3, 2007, age 91, Haddonfield resident for over 58 years and husband of the late Muriel E. (nee Harrison). Mr. Stanbach is survived by his daughter, Charlotte S., 1 son, Bruce E., both of Haddonfield, 2 nephews, William and Robert Stanbach, a niece, Patricia Pierce, and his devoted companion, Helene Alles, also of Haddonfield. Mr. Stanbach served in the US Army during WWII, retired from Texaco in Westville after 30... Read more →

Linda Emenecker, 37, of Tabernacle, died from cancer

EMENECKER, LINDA (nee Mitcheli), of Tabernacle, age 37 years, formerly of Mt. Laurel, NJ. Died Wednesday at Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Stratford, NJ. Born in Rahway, NJ, on September 28, 1970. Linda was an amazing woman, who lived life to the fullest and faced terminal illness with grace and courage. Linda demonstrated her contagious love and strength throughout her year long battle with cancer. Linda graduated from Lenape High School in 1989, and concentrated on... Read more →

Sharon Duffield, 63 of Hammonton

DUFFIELD, SHARON M. (Nee Pedrick), Of Hammonton; On October 2, 2007 after a courageous 2-1/2 year battle with breast cancer at the age of 63. Beloved wife of 44 years of Donald B. Duffield Jr.; Devoted mother of Donald B. III and his wife Lisa, Sheryl Klemowitz and her late husband Frank; and April Duffield-Cantz and her husband Thomas; Loving grandmother of Shawn, Sara, Kevin, Frank, Kyle, Lindsey, Gabrielle and Julia; Dear sister of Carolann... Read more →

Jerry Blank, 61 of Blackwood

BLANK, JOHN A. III "Jerry" of Blackwood. Age 61. Beloved husband of Joanne R. (nee Del Rossi). Devoted father of John Blank Jr. (Robyn), James Bond (Jessica) and Jodi Bond. Dear brother of Dottie Klotz (Bob), Tom Guard (Marge), and the late Roselyn "Tangie" (nee Guard). Son-in-law of Carl and Terry Del Rossi. Poppy of Jessica, Jenna, Julia, Conner, Michael and Joey. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Jerry had many friends at Pinelands... Read more →

Ray Shusko, retired Runnemede Lettercarrier, former resident of Gloucester City

Raymond Alexander SHUSKO,Age 79. Of Boynton Beach, Florida. Formerly of Gloucester City and Runnemede. Died Monday morning, September 24, 2007 at his home in Boynton Beach, Florida. Ray had lived in this area since 1988, coming from Runnemede, NJ where he completed 29 years of service for the U.S. Postal Service before retiring at the young age of 60. Prior to living in Runnemede, Ray along with his family lived in Gloucester City for 14... Read more →

Susan Leonard, of Washington Twp., age 50

LEONARD, SUSAN DIANNE (Nee Bazzel). Went to be with the Lord on October 1, 2007, of Washington Twp. Age 50. Beloved wife of Jeffrey Leonard. Loving mother of Andrea Targonski (Ed) and Kerrey Leonard. Daughter of Sue and the late Albert Bazzel. Sister of Albert Bazzel (Robin), Karen Styer (Darryl) and Robert Bazzel (Wendy). Also survived by her father- and mother-in-law, Roy and MarieLeonard, brothers- and sisters-in-law Roy Leonard (Marie), Mark Leonard (Melinda), Barbara Dudas... Read more →

Ralph Sullivan Jr., WWII vet, of Gloucester City

SULLIVAN, RALPH JOSEPH, JR. Suddenly, on October 2, 2007, age 88 years, of Gloucester City. Beloved husband of the late Beatrice F. (nee Nacey). Adored father of Bunny Bailey (John) of North Myrtle Beach, SC, Patricia Probst (John) of Cherry Hill,Kathy Watson (Jim) of North Wales, PA, Margie Sullivan of Gloucester City and Susan Lyons (Jerry) of Sewell. Grandfather of Jennifer Probst, Jim and Jeffrey Watson, Vanessa and Mark Sullivan, and Erin, Jerome and Christopher... Read more →

Evelyn A. Broadwater, of Gloucester City; Former Aide at West Jersey Hospital

On October 2, 2007 (nee Finger) of Gloucester City, NJ, age 75. She was the beloved wife of the late John W. Broadwater and loving mother of Betty Cheetham, Catherine Park, John Jacobson, Allen Jacobson and the late Harry Clark, Jr. She is also survived by her two sisters Marion Hans and Gladys Keebler, 14 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren, and was predeceased by many brothers and sisters, Evelyn had worked as an aide at... Read more →

Rutgers v Syracuse 12 noon Saturday on ESPN Regional

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The BIG EAST Conference announced Monday that the Oct. 13 football game between Rutgers and Syracuse will kickoff at noon and will be the ESPN Regional BIG EAST Game of the Week. The game will be televised locally on MSG and 6ABC (digital station only) in Philadelphia. The game will also mark the 40th television appearance in the last 41 games for the Scarlet Knights. The Rutgers Athletic Ticket Office also announced... Read more →

Pet of the Week: PHOEBE

Phoebe is a 2-3-year-old typical Jack Russell Terrier with boundless energy and full of unconditional love to share. Phoebe loves her toys and going for long waks or runs. If you are looking for a jogging partner, Phoebe is the perfect dog. Phoebe will need lots of exercise to keep her busy. She is also a cuddly little love bug. Please come in and meet Phoebe soon. If you are interested in adopting , please... Read more →

George Whitton, of Bellmawr

WHITTON, GEORGE B. On October 1, 2007, of Bellmawr. Age 82. Beloved husband of Regina (nee McCrosson). Devoted father of Judy Turken and her husband Allen of Mt. Laurel,Connie Busby and her husband Peter of Lans-dale, PA and George of Hi Nella. Dear brother of Dorothy Mattioli of Buena. Loving grandfather of Brian, Jeff and Kim and great-grandfather of Tara. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Mr. Whitton was a member of Bellmawr VFW... Read more →

Antoinette Giesen, of Cherry Hill

GIESEN, ANTOINETTE (Nee Scarangelli), on October 2, 2007, of Cherry Hill. Age 52. Beloved wife of Michael. Beloved mother of Michael Pagnotti and his wife Becky of Hawaii, Deana Pagnotti of Phila. and Brian Pagnotti.Sister of Doreen Burdalski and her husband Bob of Lumberton and Anthony Scarangelli and his wife Sharon of Egg Harbor Twp. Dear grandmother of Anthony Pagnotti. Mrs. Giesen worked for Loving Care as an RN for critically ill children. She also... Read more →

Evelyn Francis, 86, of Haddon Heights

FRANCIS, EVELYN GRACE On September 30, 2007, (nee Wakeford), age 86 years, of Haddon Heights, formerly of Long Island, and Virginia. She was the beloved wife of the late Palmer C. Francis. The devoted mother of Robert (Kathleen) of Richmond, VA, Barbara Harshaw (Michael) of Haddon Heights, Timothy (Andree) of Olney, MD. Also survived by a brother Donald Wakeford of Northern Ireland, 8 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. Mrs. Francis was born in Chichester, England,... Read more →

Letters from Iraq by Sgt. Joe Farley

Today my Squad will be going out to the Mussayib District Headquarters *IP Station and train IP on area and route security and conduct joint patrols and check points. It's hard to really train the IP's cause their either out on check points or patrols. So, we gather 3-4-5 IP's and conduct as much training as we can. Photo: SSG Farley (center) conducting Check Point assessments with Iraqi Police From the IP station we will... Read more →