Cheryl Disch, 57

Cheryl A. Disch, age 57, of Merchantville NJ passed away suddenly at home on January 19, 2020. She was a Senior Manager-Marketing Information Systems with Duane Morris, LLP in Philadelphia, PA. Cheryl was also a graduate of the University of Delaware with a degree in Communications. She was past co-chair of ILTA, an avid Buffalo Bills fan, Disney devotee and dog lover. She is survived by her parents Robert and Marge (nee Zuk) Disch, one sister Karen Disch and many loving cousins, aunts and uncles. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Thursday from 2:00 PM-4:00 p.m. and 7:00 PM-9:00 p.m. in the Alloway Funeral Home, 315 E. Maple Avenue Merchantville, NJ. A Funeral Service will be held at 8:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Animal Welfare Association 509 Centennial Blvd. Voorhees, NJ 08043. 

Stephanie Beth Heller

On Monday; January 20, 2020, at age 61, Stephanie Beth Heller (Cooper) of Merchantville, NJ, previously of Delray Beach, FL passed peacefully after a long battle with lung cancer. She was the beloved mother of Ross Heller (Erica) and Abby Segal (Lee), wife of Mitchell Heller, sister of Linda Kerner (Steven) and Steven Shear, and daughter of Debbie Cooper. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She is pre-deceased by her father Jerald Cooper, her mother Rochelle Cooper and her sister Terri Cooper. Stephanie was a dedicated mother to her two children as well as the many students she nurtured as a teacher in the Philadelphia City School District. She spent 10 years teaching full time in a city that she loved. Full obituary.

Theresa North, 96

Theresa Pino North, of Burlington, passed away on Tuesday, January 14th at Virtua Rehabilitation, Lumberton, N.J. She was 96. Theresa was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Herbert North, Jr. She leaves behind her three children, Frank M. North (Lynn) of Merchantville, N.J., Edna North Boyer of Burlington, N.J. and Terri North Lenhart of Asheville, N.C., also long time loving companion, Fran (Elmer) Verner. Theresa also leaves behind two sisters, Frances Smith of Levittown, Pa. and Catherine Miller of Exeter, N.H., her sister-in-law, Yvonne North Astor (Richard) of Burlington, N.J., plus 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her name may be made to the Children's Home Society, 635 S. Clinton Ave., Trenton, NJ 08611. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family through

Robert Grant, 92

Merchantville - Robert McAllister Grant, 92, of Merchantville, NJ, passed away peacefully on December 29, 2019 with his family by his side. Beloved husband of Rosemarie for 65 years. Dear father to the late Jeffrey (Lorna), Jacqueline and Robert J. (Sandy). Devoted Poppy of Amanda, Sean, Robert and Jenna Grant. Loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. Bob graduated from Merchantville High School in 1944. A gathering of friends and family will be held on Friday, January 3rd at Givnish of Maple Shade, 600 E. Main Street, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. with his memorial service following. Full obituary at

Nunzio 'Buzzy' Bianco

Nunzio J. “Buzzy” Bianco Jr., longtime Merchantville resident passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019. He was 88. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Buzzy had retired after many years working as a skilled Millwright for the Millwright and Erectors Local 1906. He was a longtime and dedicated member of St. Peter RC Church in Merchantville and the Square Circle Sportsmen in Gibbsboro. He is survived by his beloved wife of over 64 years, Loretta; a loving son, Michael Bianco (Karen); three caring grandchildren, Tiffany (Paul), Christopher Harry (Britney), Tammie (Jack); two cherished great-grandchildren, Thomas and Dominic; a dear sister, Anna Cappelletti; numerous nieces and nephews; and predeceased by ten siblings. For more information and condolences please visit


Joseph W. Corney Jr., 86

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.

Leon DeLoach, 81

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.

Linda Maratea, 71

Linda Jean Maratea, age 71, (nee Morgan) of Ocean Pines, MD formerly of Merchantville, NJ moved from this life early Tuesday morning September 17, 2019. She is survived by her husband and love of her life for 53 years James M. Maratea, and children Jenny A. Karpinski (Jim), Jill M. Forte (Michael) and Patrick J. Maratea (Elizabeth). She was the adored grandmother of Elizabeth, Julia, Francesca and Lainey. She is survived by her brother Bruce Morgan and was predeceased by a brother Daniel Morgan. Relatives and friends are invited to gather will her family on Friday evening from 7:00-9:00 PM in the Alloway Funeral Home 315 E. Maple Avenue Merchantville, NJ. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:00 AM in St. Peter Church 43 W. Maple Avenue Merchantville, NJ. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to 262 Danny Thomas Pl. Memphis, TN 38105. Full obituary.

Robert J. Caruso, Sr.

Robert J. Caruso, Sr., age 90 years passed away peacefully on August 29, 2019. Beloved husband of the late Shirley (nee Falco), he is survived by his children: Robyn Crain (Richard) of Berlin, Robert Jr. (Barbara) of Atco, Anthony (Melissa) of Voorhees, Andrea Cortellessa (Martin) of Northfield & Loret McClain (Stephen) of Berlin. Devoted grandfather of Robert III (Jessica), Bryan, Emily, AJ, Marty, Stephen, Madalyn & Ava. Also survived by his sister-in-law Eleanor Caruso and brother-in-law Joseph Falco. Bob grew up in Merchantville, NJ, graduating high school in 1949. He was the youngest son of Dominick and Rose Caruso's seven children. Relatives and friends are invited to the Visitation and Funeral on Tuesday from 6-8 PM at the Falco/ Caruso & Leonard Pennsauken Funeral Home, 6600 N. Browning Road and Wednesday from 9:30-11:00 AM at the Church of St. Simon Stock (formerly Our Lady of Mount Carmel), 178 W. White Horse Pike in Berlin, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM. Full obituary.

Joseph E. Gurecki, Sr., 81

Joseph E. Gurecki, Sr., age 81 of Pennsauken, passed away at his home on August 13, 2019. Beloved husband of Regina (nee Poplawski); Devoted father of Anastasia Gurecki, Casandra (Robert) Dinan, William Gurecki, Joseph Gurecki II (Tracy), and the late Babette Gurecki; Loving grandfather of William, Lyndsey, Gabrielle, Peter, Regina, Norah, Kristen, Scarlett, Maxwell and Robert; Dear brother of Joan Chudzinski and Robert Gurecki and brother in law of Thomas Seidel and Marilyn Poplaski. Mr. Gurecki was a 1957 graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School and a United States Air Force Veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He was also the treasurer of the Delran Jr. Marksmen. Relatives and friends are invited to the Visitation and Funeral on Monday, August 19th, from 6 to 8 p.m. Full obituary.

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