Admiral William J. Fallon, a retired U.S. Navy four-star admiral who was the first Navy officer to be appointed Commander of the U.S. Central Command, will speak at a Veterans Day ceremony aboard the Battleship New Jersey. Fallon, who was raised in Merchantville, and graduated from Villanova University, was the Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command and U.S. Atlantic Fleet from October 2003 to February 2005. He served as Commander, U.S. Pacific Command from February 2005 until March 2007. His awards include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, and various unit and campaign decorations. Congressman Donald Norcross (D-1st District) will join him as a speaker during the ship's Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. on the ship's forward deck. Battleship volunteer Nan LaCorte will perform the National Anthem and "Taps" on the bugle. A memorial wreath will be cast onto the Delaware River to remember all veterans who have passed.
Dr. John P. “Jack” Rudolph, formerly a longtime Merchantville resident, passed away Saturday, October 26, 2019 at the age of 107. Jack was born in Camden on August 26, 1912, and had very fond memories of how beautiful a city it was to live in at that time. As a young boy, Jack, along with his brothers Richard and Robert moved to Merchantville with their parents Oscar and Ruby. Jack was a graduate of George School, Lafayette College and Jefferson Medical College where he earned his Medical Degree. Dr. Rudolph was a WWII Veteran serving with a core team of local doctors and nurses in the 61st Station Hospital from Cooper Hospital. He spent over three years in North Africa and Italy, earning the rank of Major. He would later serve his community for many years through his own medical practice located in his home on Springfield Avenue in Merchantville. Relatives and friends may visit with the family on Friday, November 1st from 5 to 7 pm at the Gaskill-Brown Funeral Home, 33 West Maple Avenue, Merchantville. Graveside service in Harleigh Cemetery will be on Monday, November 4th at 11 am. Full obituary.
Joseph W. Corney Jr., age 86 formerly of Pennsauken, passed away at Cooper Medical Center in Camden on October, 23, 2019. Beloved husband of the late Mary (nee Ammazzaorsi); Devoted father of Joseph W. III (Antoinette) and Michael D. (Tracey); Loving grandfather of J.R., Vanessa, Jacob, Talia, Michael Jr., great grandfather of Alayna and Joselyn, and dear brother of Millie Rhoda, Midgie Massara, Linda Graham, and the late Doris Penn, Leon Corney and William Corney. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Corney was a lieutenant with the Pennsauken Police Department, retiring after 28 years of service. Relatives and friends are invited to the visitation from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and funeral service at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, 10/27, at the Falco/Caruso & Leonard Funeral Home. Full obituary.
Learn how easy it is to make your favorite Italian cookies on Sunday, December 1st from 1:00-3:30 p.m. In this class you will make amaretti, classic biscotti, crumeri, giuggiuleani, the best pizzelles you've ever tasted and more. You'll amaze yourself and bring home a generous sampling to share with your family and friends. Register for this class with and individual deposit of $25 per guest is all you need to secure your place - or your party's place - in a class. The balance will be due at the start of class. We prefer check or cash for the balance. Pasta and pastry classes are offered individually for $75 each. Classes are limited to 6 students so that everyone has plenty of personal attention.
Merchantville's "Market Off Centre" will celebrate their last Saturday farmers market of the season on October 26th. The market invites all residents and neighbors to give Monsterville a preview of their enchanting, ghostly or frightful costumes at the first "Halloween Costume Walk" along the sidewalks of downtown. The runway of fashions will begin on the bike path behind Eclipse Brewery and travel the sidewalks of downtown, along Park Avenue, finishing at the market's Kids Zone. This costume walk begins at 11:00 a.m. Young children - under 12 - should be accompanied by parents.
Roberta Elaine Lewin of Chestertown, Maryland, died on October 6, 2019. She was 82. She was born September 18, 1937 in Philadelphia, PA, the daughter of the late William S. and Claire Blake Clark. She was a 1955 graduate of Lansdowne High School, a 1959 graduate of Temple University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre, and later earned a master’s in Education from Salisbury University. Roberta loved studying. She married Earl Purnell Lewin on June 27, 1959, they resided in East Lansdowne, PA, Collingswood, NJ, Merchantville, NJ - where she was a Youth Group Director with Merchantville Presbyterian Church, and for the last 30 years in Chestertown, MD. Full obituary.
St. Peter Parish is hosting a free Health & Wellness Fair this Sunday, October 13th after the 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Masses in Pastor's Hall to meet and talk with vendors who offer services that promote healthy living and disease prevention. There will also be representatives from facilities and organizations that help people maintain their optimal well-being and prepare for life events. Flu shots will be available courtesy of Merchantville CVS. Make sure you check out the amazing Bake Sale while you’re there!
Greg Wood, Susan Riley Stevens and their family live in Merchantville. The couple are longtime theater vets who play Norm and his wife Corky in Steve Martin’s new comedy, "Meteor Shower", and bring seventeen years of marriage on stage in Martin’s comedy, playing at the Walnut Street Theatre through October 27th. Playwright and comedian Steve Martin is always quirky and always exceedingly funny. In "Meteor Shower" he takes an absurd look at how we deal with modern marriage. Set in 1993, they play a couple that invites another couple to watch a meteor shower - an engaging mix of cocktails, nighttime and a couple of couples. Read a review here.
Oran Leon DeLoach died and entered into the joy of heaven on Monday, September 30, 2019. Leon, as he was affectionately called, was 81 at the time of his death. He was a Christian, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Teacher and Caregiver for all he came in contact with. He was born on March 7, 1938 in Carrollton, Mississippi. Leon was preceded in death by his first wife of 27 years, Donna Whitten DeLoach. Leon is survived by his wife of 23 years, Jolynn Urbanelli DeLoach, children, Kim DeLoach Tomlin (Paul), Lee Whitten DeLoach (Sandi) and Gerald Wilson DeLoach (Doreen), step children Erica Levin (Daniel), Rachel Levin, Aaron Levin, Daniel Levin (Kim), and grandchildren Paul Tomlin, Donna Tomlin, Elizabeth DeLoach, Lukas DeLoach, Lily DeLoach, Tyler DeLoach, and Zoey Levin, along with many nieces and nephews. You are invited to join us for his service on Saturday October 5th at 11:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Merchantville located at 10 W Maple Ave. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. with the service starting promptly at 11:00am. Full obituary.