Beloved wife of 53 years to the late Leonard F. Formanek. Born in 1929 in Philadelphia to the late Collette A. (Rowan) and William S. Gannon and raised during the Great Depression in the Cramer Hill section of Camden. Colette worked as a long-distance operator for Bell Telephone in the Bourse Building in Philadelphia. After her marriage in 1950, Colette raised her nine children over the span of four decades in Paulsboro, East Camden and Merchantville. She is survived by her nine children, Colette (David) New of Tabernacle; Barbara (Charles Stevenson) Formanek of Williamsburg, VA; Judith (Theodore) Pettek of Toms River; Leonard (Sharon) of Charlotte, NC; Eileen (Charles) Gorman of Camden; Joseph (Cynthia) Formanek of Coopersburg, PA; Maria (Thomas) Murt of Hatboro, PA; Lisa (Patrick) Roche of Doylestown, PA; Michele (Stephen) Pedrani of Neshanic Station, and a legacy of 20 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Full obituary.
Anna Francis Lundquist, 94, of East Burke, VT and formerly of Pennsylvania, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2020, after a period of declining health at the St. Johnsbury Health and Rehabilitation Center. Fran, as her family called her, was born on May 13, 1926, in Philadelphia, Pa. to Harold M. and Anna M. (Potreau) Purnell. She was raised and educated in Merchantville, N.J. Following WWII, from 1949 to 1953, Fran served in the U.S. Navy as part of WAVE, servicewomen who took over land postings to free up men for sea duty. She worked for several places but spent a number of years with Blue Cross Blue Shield as an auditor. Fran moved to Vermont in 2007 to be close to her sister. Survivors include her sisters: Doris Marinelli of East Burke, VT. Full obituary at www.guibordfh.org.
Dolores Thelma Foulke (nee Gosa), age 89 of Merchantville passed peacefully at home on Monday, May 11, 2020. Born September 8, 1932 in Camden to Thelma Gosa (Holmes) and Thomas Gosa, she was a graduate of Camden Catholic High School and worked at Camden Bank & Trust and the Cherry Hill Library for over 30 years. She is survived by her beloved spouse, Lewis H. Foulke Sr.; three children, Lewis H. Foulke Jr. (Sharon), Thomas W. Foulke, Kerry Foulke Smith (Marty); five grandchildren, Tyler and Hunter Foulke, Thomas, Patrick and Marley Smith; and, a sister, Mary Alice Casey. Full obituary.
Theodore William Landskroener, a former Navy pilot who owned and operated a successful window and door business in Queen Anne's County for more than 40 years, died May 2, 2020. He was 96. Born in Bethlehem, PA, Ted's family moved to Merchantville, NJ, when the boys were young, and his dad opened the Delmarva Sash & Door Company (DSD) in Barclay in 1942. Predeceased by his two brothers and his wife, Kathy, Ted is survived by his daughter Nancy; sons and daughters-in-law Chris and Marcia, Jim and Diane, David and Sue, and John; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company. Full obituary.
Ernest Penn Wellford of Richmond, VA died Tuesday, April 14, 2020, following a brief illness and hospitalization. He is survived by his spouse of 67 years, Rebecca Pilcher Wellford of Richmond; daughters Kathryn Wellford Stewart of Merchantville, N.J., Nancy Wellford Markon (John) of Midlothian, Rebecca Pilcher Wellford of Doswell, and Laura Simmons Chicklo (Jay) of Midlothian; and grandchildren Michael Ernest Turner of Glen Allen, Elizabeth Markon Oakland (Milo) of Charlottesville, and Tyler James Chicklo of Midlothian. Private burial in Westhampton Memorial Park, 2 p.m., May 13. Live stream video is available for those kept at home by the COVID-19 health emergency. Full obituary.
Father Alfred J. Hewett, a priest of the Diocese of Camden for more than 60 years, died April 18 at the age of 95. Father Hewett graduated from Collingswood High School, served in the U.S. Navy Air Corps and the U.S. Army Air Corps then, attended Saint Joseph’s University. His first assignment was in Merchantville, as parochial vicar at Saint Peter Parish from 1956-63. Due to current restrictions, interment at Calvary Cemetery in Cherry Hill will be held privately for his family. A memorial Mass will be held when the current restrictions are lifted. Donations may be made to Madonna House or Catholic Relief Services.
Elizabeth Louise McCoy died on April 8, 2020, at Spring Village Assisted Living Center in Galloway, NJ. Elizabeth was born on October 5, 1935 to Thomas and Matilda (Tilly) Graham. She attended Merchantville H.S., where she met and married John McCoy. John and Elizabeth were devoted to each another and were married for 60 years. They had four children: Michelle (Shelley), Bunny, Bonnie and John, as well as two grandchildren: Gayneta and Cali. Arrangements entrusted to Wimberg Funeral Home in Galloway 609-641-0001. For condolences, please visit wimbergfuneralhome.com.
Marie Peze (nee Dunleavy), age 99 of Merchantville passed away on Friday, March 13, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Richard J. Peze; devoted mother of Richard Peze of Peachtree City, GA, Gary Peze (Diane) of Merchantville and Janice Withers (Dominic) of Tabernacle. Marie is survived by eight grandchildren, Siri Lackovic (Paul), Jeffrey Peze (Monica), Jessica Hickenbottom (William), Brett Peze (Jayne), David Peze (Amy), Ritchie Mazzaglia (Joy), Jillian Ormsby (Christopher), Ashley Cardini (Michael); eleven great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by all seven of her siblings and their spouses. Marie was a 29 year resident of Holiday City in Williamstown and a leader in the Girl Scouts and Boys Scouts. She was an active church member and worked as a bookkeeper for various companies ultimately retiring from Dunleavy’s Restaurant in Hainesport. She was an avid traveler and travel organizer. She particularly enjoyed traveling with her sisters Florence and Helen. Full obituary.
Susan Virginia Baldwin (nee Froyd), of Marlton, passed away suddenly on March 9, 2020. She was 68 years old. Susan was the beloved wife of Thomas Fay Baldwin for 49 years. Loving mother of Christopher Robert Baldwin and Jeffrey Thomas Baldwin (Erin). Cherished grandmother of Abigail Gray and Eleanor Fay Baldwin. Dear sister of Michael Froyd and aunt of his children, Jesse and Rebecca Froyd. Sue, Tom and their boys resided in Merchantville for many years. Relatives and friends are invited to gather at Givnish of Marlton, 398 East Main St., on Thursday March 19th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. A memorial prayer service will begin at 3 pm. Full obituary.
Marjorie Ann (Margie) Stein, 85, peacefully passed away on February 28, 2020. Margie was born in Camden, lived in Pennsauken and graduated from Merchantville High School. She was a teller for Merchantville Bank, First Fidelity Bank, and, in the summers while staying in Strathmere, she worked at the Sea Isle Bank. Margie also worked as a teacher’s aide in the Pennsauken school system and retired from the Better Business Bureau in the late 1990s. Margie was an active member of her high school reunion committee for many years and a member of the Merchantville Eastern Star for 60 years. She was also a member and Sunday school teacher at Grace Episcopal Church in Merchantville. Her Funeral Service will be held on Thursday March 5, 2020 at 11:00AM at The Godfery Funeral Home of Palermo. Full obituary.