On Monday, June 10th, Merchantville School welcomed back the 2019 graduating class from Haddon Heights High School. The returning grads took a "walk down memory lane" by visiting their previous teachers, seeing the school and giving advice to the current Merchantville School students. This is the first full class representing Merchantville School to graduate since the phase in began. This continues to be a great relationship between Merchantville School and Haddon Heights.
William S. Finlayson III of Merchantville passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019. He was 76. Bill was a longtime Pennsauken resident before moving to Merchantville 14 years ago. He was a member of the Mt. Holly Elks Lodge 848, and belonged to Timonium United Methodist Church, Timonium, MD. He is survived by his beloved wife of 38 years, Sharon; three loving children, Kara-Lin Eller (Joseph), Stuart Finlayson, William Finlayson IV; three cherished grandchildren, Julian, Dane, Avalon; a caring sister, Janice Hands; and his dear niece and nephew, Kristen Engelke and Michael Hands. Full obituary.
Susan J. Ott, longtime Pennsauken resident passed away Friday, May 31, 2019. She was 70. A graduate of Haddon Twp. High School and Glassboro State College, Susan had retired as a teacher for Camden City Schools after over 36 years of dedication. She was an active member and supporter of the Friends of the Pennsauken Library and Pennsauken High School’s many extracurricular activities. She thoroughly enjoyed her visits to Sea Isle City and the time spent with “The Posse” and her crochet club. Daughter of the late George and Lorayne Pims; wife of the late Andrew Ott; she is survived by her two beloved daughters, Lindsay Makrinos (Chris), Jamie Ott (Pete); a cherished grandson, Cameron; a loving sister, Lynn McHugh (Joseph); dear sister-in-law, Teresa Noell (Peter); and numerous nieces, nephews, and dear friends. Her memorial service will be held 11 am, Friday, June 7th at the Gaskill-Brown Funeral Home, 33 West Maple Ave., Merchantville. Relatives and friends may visit with the family Thursday evening from 6 to 9 pm and again Friday morning from 10 am until time of service. Full obituary.
James “Jim” P. Delaney, age 83 years of Moorestown, passed away peacefully on April 30, 2019. Beloved husband of Elizabeth “Betty” (nee Boyle) for 59 years. Devoted father of Terence (Helene), Maureen (William) Handlan, Kathleen (Thomas) Gosse, Elizabeth Delaney-Runfola (James) and Mary Delaney-Beane (Christopher). Cherished grandfather of Meaghan, Colleen, Patrick, Brendan, Michael, Margaret, Thomas, Anne, Timothy, Daniel, Kevin, Patrick, Sean, Matthew and Christopher. Dear brother of Edward, Elizabeth and Kathleen. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation on Friday from 6-9 PM at the Falco/Caruso & Leonard Pennsauken Funeral Home. Full obituary.
Harriet M. Blaetz, lifelong Pennsauken resident passed away Saturday, April 27, 2019. She was 94. Harriet had retired as a Registered Nurse after many years spent working for the Methodist Hospital in Philadelphia and several doctor's offices in PA and NJ. She was also a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Merchantville.Wife of the late Robert Blaetz; mother of the late John R. Blaetz; she is survived by her two loving children, Mary E. Blaetz of Pennsauken and Robert J. Blaetz of Collingswood. Funeral service and interment in Beverly National Cemetery will be private. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Voorhees Animal Orphanage (vaonj.org). For condolences please visit www.gaskillbrown.com
PROBST, Lynn C. on April 6, 2019, of Anna Maria Island FL, formerly of Berlin NJ. Age 82. Beloved husband of Joan Probst (Magill). Loving father of Carol Lynne Yavalar and Lynn S. Probst, II and his wife, Mary. Dearly loved grandfather of Burak, Alexia and Tyler Yavalar and Claire and Lauren Probst. Dear brother of Cynthia P. Bradley (Wilson) and Roy S. Probst (Pamela). Lynn was a graduate of Merchantville High School, Lock Haven University and Rutgers University. He was a longtime golf coach at Pennsauken High School, teacherand administrator in the Pennsauken School district from 1960-1994. Full obituary.
Peter V. Mroz Jr., of Pennsauken passed away Friday, April 19, 2019. He was 85. A longtime area resident, Peter was an avid sports fan who loved playing cards and watching baseball and game shows on TV. He is survived by his loving wife of over 62 years, Phyllis (nee Messick); a beloved daughter, Denise Brouse (John); three cherished grandchildren, Jonathon Brouse, Benjamin Brouse (Lauren), Elizabeth Brouse; and a caring sister, Rose Gallante. His Requiem Eucharist will be celebrated 11 am, Tuesday, April 23rd at Grace Episcopal Church, 7 East Maple Avenue, Merchantville. Relatives and friends may visit with the family at the church from 9:00 am until time of service. Full obituary.
James Patrick Corbett, age 67 years of Pennsauken, passed away on April 15, 2019 at Virtua Hospital in Marlton, New Jersey. Beloved son of the late Patrick and Dorothy (nee Loughlin). Loving brother of Patricia Marie Corbett, Mary Corbett Dymond and her husband John, Thomas Patrick Corbett and his wife Monica and Edward Patrick Corbett. Dear uncle of Meghan, Patrick, Kathryn, Michelle, Elise, Jack, Maureen and Patrick and great uncle of Rose Dorothy, Ronan and Eilis. Full obituary.
The officers and members of the Merchantville Fire Department want to congratulate FF Calderon on her enlistment into the New Jersey National Guard and wish her the best of luck as she leaves for Basic Training this weekend. We look forward to her safe return.
Robert D. “Bob” Dempsey, 81, of Quarryville, formerly of Peach Bottom, passed away on Monday, March 25, 2019, at Lancaster General Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Miriam W. (Wilson) Dempsey, with whom he shared 60 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia and raised in Merchantville, NJ, he was the son of the late George W. and Ruth (Erickson) Dempsey. Bob was a graduate of Merchantville High School, Class of 1955. After high school, Bob attended the University of Delaware, earning a Bachelor’s degree in agriculture in 1959 and a Master’s degree in animal husbandry in 1961. Full obituary.