Milestones

Kimberley A. Mancini, 53

Kimberley A. Mancini (nee Crowder) of Cinnaminson passed away peacefully at home on October 31, 2018 at the age of 53. Kim grew up in Merchantville, attended Merchantville Elementary and graduated from Pennsauken High School in 1983 where she played in the Marching Band. Kim inspired so many while waging a battle against breast cancer and two strokes. She taught those around her to live in the moment and face each day with renewed strength and determination. Kim was the wife of the late Charles Mancini. She is the loving mother of Ashleigh and Brittani Mancini and grandmother to Joey and Liam Egan. Kim is the beloved daughter of Rosemary (Renie) Crowder and the late Ralph, and sister to Kristine Crowder Painter. She is also survived by several nieces and a nephew. Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 4, from 1-4 p.m. at the Lewis Funeral Home at 78 E Main Street, Moorestown, NJ and more information is available through the Lewis Funeral Home website.

Jean DeBell-O'Neal

Jean “Patsy” T. DeBell-O’Neal passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Balfour Retirement Community in Louisville, Colo., on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. She is survived by her stepson-in-law, Michael Wirtz of Santa Fe, N.M.; step-grandchildren, Brian (Maria Wirtz) of Auburn, Calf., Carla Wirtz (Chris Lamson) of Longmont, Colo., Lara Wirtz Fahnestock (Todd) of Englewood, Colo., Carmen O’Neal of North Tonawanda, N.Y., Caity O’Neal Turner (Josh) of Candler, N.C.; her nieces, Georgine Traver of Newman, Ga., Kristine Trites of La Crescenta, Calif.; as well as eight great-grandchildren. Jean was born on March 7, 1927, in Merchantville, N.J., the daughter of George and Jennie DeBell. Jean lived a rich life, full of exploration, education and adventure. Full obituary notice.

Neil Robinson

Neil J. Robinson of Merchantville passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2018. He was 63. His memorial service will be held 10 am, Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church, 10 W. Maple Avenue, Merchantville. Relatives and friends may visit with the family from 9 am until time of service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the church or the Almost Home Animal Shelter. For condolences and more information please visit Gaskill-Brown Funeral Home.

Margaret Andrews

It is always difficult saying goodbye to someone we love and cherish. Family and friends must say goodbye to their beloved Margaret Andrews of MerchantvilleNew Jersey, who passed away on September 19th 2018. Family and friends can send flowers and/or light a candle as a loving gesture for their loved one. Leave a sympathy message to the family in the guestbook on this memorial page of Margaret Andrews to show support. For the visitation and funeral service information please see event link. https://www.everhere.com/us/obituary-merchantville-margaret-andrews-8104469

 

Vincent C. Barone, 88

Vincent C. Barone, age 88 of Merchantville passed away Saturday, September 22, 2018. A longtime resident and veteran, Vincent owned and operated the family painting and wallpapering business for over 40 years. He was an inductee in the Philadelphia Mummers Hall of Fame and a member of St. Peter RC Church in Merchantville for over 56 years. Vincent loved going fishing with his brother Frank and always enjoyed the time spent with his loving family. Grandfather of the late David, he is survived by his loving wife Carolyn; three children, Cynthia Reece (Bruce), Sandra Stoltz (Michael), Barbara Good (Michael); six grandchildren, Stephanie Thress (Robert), Brian, Christina, Matthew, Anna, Anthony; two great-grandchildren, Torri and Robert; a brother, Frank Barone (Nancy); his Aunt Rose; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation Wednesday evening from 6 to 8pm and again Thursday from 9 to 9:45 am at the Gaskill-Brown Funeral Home, 33 West Maple Ave., Merchantville. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 am, Thursday, Sept. 27th at St. Peter R.C. Church, 43 West Maple Ave., Merchantville. Interment private. For more information and condolences, please visit www.gaskillbrown.com

James H. Weidner, 77

James H. Weidner of Merchantville, N.J. passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. He was 77. He was the beloved husband of Regina (Stewart) Weidner and father of J. David Weidner, Jeffrey Weidner and Timothy Weidner. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Heather Lee, Dillon, Gavin, Jillian, Hannah Lynn and Nicholas, and one sister, Patricia Goodwin. Jim was born in Carlisle, Pa. and was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. He was an English teacher for over 30 years in the Northern Burlington County Regional School District. In his earlier years, Jim enjoyed outdoor photography, fishing and bowhunting and later was the captain of his vessel, the “Sandy Claws”, making numerous trips with Regina to the Chesapeake Bay. He was the founder and creator in 2000 of the Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society using the call sign K2JXW. Jim was an active member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Office of Emergency Management for the Borough of Merchantville. Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, and at 10 a.m. Saturday, at the Alloway Funeral Home, 315 E. Maple Ave., Merchantville. Interment will be held in Locustwood Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ASPCA - American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Alloway Funeral Home, Merchantville, N.J. www.allowayfh.com

Msgr. Martin Celebrates 50 Years

PRESS - CCHS - Thank you, Monsignor Andrew E. Martin, for your 50 years of service as a priest of the Diocese of Camden! God bless you! Born: 8/1/1942 Education: North American College, Rome; Notre Dame, Indiana Ordination: 12/21/1967, Rome Ordaining Prelate: Most Rev. Francis Reh Assignments: Christ the King, Haddonfield; Paul VI High School, Haddonfield; Gloucester Catholic High School, Gloucester City; Camden Catholic High School, Cherry Hill; Saint James High School, Carneys Point; Holy Saviour, Westmont Retired: 6/30/2010

Linda Lough, 70

On May 3, 2018, age 70, (nee Sadowy) of Merchantville, NJ. She was the beloved wife of Jack Lough and loving mother of Ashleigh (Chris) Raubertas and Courtney (Michael) Baker. She is also survived by 2 grandchildren Raina and Jagger Raubertas; her mother Margaret Sadowy; one sister Janice Walsh; one brother Michael (Barbara) Sadowy; and 2 nephews and 2 nieces. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her visitation on Tuesday evening from 7:00- 9:00 PM and Wednesday morning from 8:30-9:30 AM in the Alloway Funeral Home 315 E. Maple Avenue Merchantville, NJ. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:00 AM in St. Peter Church Merchantville, NJ. Interment will follow in Eglington Cemetery Clarksboro, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Story Storks - Creating Future Readers Starting At Birth 301 Lake Street Haddon Hts., NJ 08035. (www.storystorks.org)

Merchantville Woman’s Club Celebrates 120th Anniversary

To celebrate their 120th anniversary, the Woman’s Club of Merchantville will be hosting a special guest day on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 12:00 p.m. at the Merchantville Community Center, 212 Somerset Ave., Merchantville, NJ. The program will feature a brief history of the Merchantville Woman’s Club and its impact on our local community over the past 120 years. A special display of vintage clothing from Rebecca's Vintage Boutique & Consignment Shop of Bordentown, showing the evolution of women’s fashions from 1894 to 2014 will be presented. Light refreshments will be served. Anyone interested in the club’s activities and scheduled upcoming events may call Jan Hanson at (609) 410-4650 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Muriel Graham, pianist at theater, Camac St. bar

Muriel Boushell Graham, 90, formerly of Pennsauken, a pianist for Haddonfield Plays and Players productions in the 1970s and 1980s, died at her home in Simpsonville, S.C., on Wednesday, March 4.
A memorial service has been set for 11 a.m. Saturday, June 13, at St. Peter's Church, 1 Hartford Rd., Medford. Born in Merchantville, Mrs. Graham graduated from Merchantville High School.

Corinne G. Shirk, 105

 

Corinne G. Shirk, formerly of Merchantville, NJ and Heron Point’s oldest resident passed away Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 at the age of 105. She was surrounded by her loving niece, Joan, and her caregiver, Pattie. Corrine was a teacher and retired from the Education Department on 07/74 after serving 34 years. Her hobbies were line dancing, handwork, knitting. 

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