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John T. Page Sr., 81

John T. Page Sr., 81, of Willow Grove, formerly of Malvern, a retired YMCA executive, died Friday, June 27. Born in Camden, he grew up in Merchantville and went to public school there. He graduated from Hofstra University with a bachelor's degree in economics. He performed his military service as a Navy Air Force control tower operator at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba from 1951 to 1955.

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Gerald (“Jerry”) Dewhurst Button, 80

Gerald (“Jerry”) Dewhurst Button died peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by family members, on July 7, 2014, in Loveland, Colorado. Jerry was born in Sidney, Nebraska on November 26, 1933, to Percy Leroy (P.L.) and Nell Button. He was the second of two sons; the first, Paul John Button, was later ordained as a Catholic Priest.His mother told the story of setting Jerry on the floor with an alarm clock and a screw driver when he was 4 or 5.

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Jamie Rene Irvin

Suddenly on July 2, 2014, age 24, of Merchantville, NJ. She is survived by her mother Theressa (Terry) Irvin-Turner, stepfather Henry Leon Turner, father James Edward Irvin, brother Mark (Monica) Frieson, sister Tene (fiancée Devon Simmons), girlfriend Antoinette Harris, stepdaughter Sanaa Harris, 3 nieces Reyna, Angelina, and Jada, one nephew Dominic, and a host of stepbrothers, stepsisters, uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

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Diane Lovell

Diane Lovell, 55, of Merchantville, passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. She was born to Eileen Meyers (Huth) and the late Harry Meyers on September 26, 1958 in Philadelphia, PA. She was the wife of William H. Lovell Jr. for 18 years. In addition to her husband, William, she is survived by her mother, Eileen Meyers; two stepchildren Diana Lovell and Billy Lovell; a daughter, Danielle Press; a son, Robert Press; a brother, Harry Meyers and family; and a brother, Steven Meyers and spouse.

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Girls academy remembered

An upcoming event will bring together graduates of a long-closed Catholic girls high school in Haddonfield. But the guest of honor will have a unique tie to St. Mary of the Angels Academy, founded in 1945 in a converted house off North Kings Highway. It's the Blessed Mother — or more specifically, her statue.Graduates of the former St. Mary of the Angels Academy in Haddonfield are invited to a mass and statue dedication at Bishop Eustace Prep School, Route 70, Pennsauken at 1 p.m. May 18. A reception will follow in Morgan Hall at Christ the King Church, Haddonfield. Anyone planning to attend should contact Geri Egizi Borbe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Barbara Smith Johnston, 81

Barbara Smith Johnston, 81, of Cherry Hill, a social worker for Ancora Psychiatric Hospital in Hammonton, N.J., and the Merchantville School District, died of complications from a stroke Thursday, March 6, at Cooper University Hospital in Camden. 

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Mary Elizabeth Fallon Walker

On February 18, 2014. Age 82. Of Merchantville. (nee Conley). Predeceased by her husbands Joseph J. Fallon, Sr. and Clarence Walker. Loving mother of James Fallon (Beth) and Joseph J. Fallon, Jr. (Mary Ann). Cherished grandmother of Taryn Cucinotta (Mark), Corey Richmann (Eric), Andrew Fallon, Sara Fallon (Kevin Louis) and Brett Fallon. Cherished great grandmother of Cameron, Ella, Aiden, Liam, Joey and Riley. Dear sister of the late Albert Conley. Also survived by her devoted niece, Joyce Henry.

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Karen Salmon Klarman, 62, teacher

Karen Salmon Klarman, 62, a public schoolteacher in Merchantville and then in Pennsauken from 1992 to 2010, died of lung cancer on Sunday, Jan. 19, at her home in Cherry Hill. Born in New York City, she graduated from Freeport (L.I.) High School in 1969, earned a bachelor's in sociology at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, N.Y., in 1973, and later a master's in the art of teaching from Marygrove College in Detroit.
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Suzanne DuRocher, 50

Suddenly, on November 13, 2013 (nee Drumm). Beloved wife of the late Robert; Devoted mother of Donald, Lauren, Kristen, Brenda and Robert; Loving daughter of Alice & Donald Drumm, Cherished daughter in law to Helena DuRocher, Dear sister of Timothy (Tina) Drumm, Joan (Mike) Salton and Maureen; Caring grandmother of Alexander, Mikayla. Visitation on Tuesday, 11/19 and Wednesday 11/20. Falco/Caruso & Leonard Pennsauken Funeral Home. Obituary

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Randolph R. Resor

On November 1, 2013, age 61, of Merchantville, NJ. He was the beloved husband of Carol (nee Wahl) and father of Robert and Joy Resor. He is also survived by three sisters: Hope Bruens, Holly Johnson, and Roberta Dillon. Randy was a policy advisor for the Office of the Undersecretary for Transportation Policy, US Department of Transportation in Washington, DC. Prior to that he was Vice President and a consultant for Zeta Tech Associates in Cherry Hill. He was a published author and well known speaker. He loved railroading.

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Melinda Kurkian Gaffney, MS society director

Melinda Kurkian Gaffney, 71, of Pennsauken, who retired in the late 1990s as director of patient services for the Greater Delaware Valley chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, died of heart failure Sunday, Oct. 13, at Virtua Voorhees hospital. Mrs. Gaffney had a 25-year career with the chapter, her son, Christopher, said. Born in Merchantville, she earned a bachelor's degree in English literature at Lycoming College in 1964
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