LIFE . milestones
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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Bob Shryock: Lee Whitaker shares his love for Christian music
WhitakerLee Whitaker, a Haddon Heights resident who plays guitar and sings in the praise band at United Methodist Church in Pitman, is an unusually busy guy whose life is driven by his love for Christian music. The retired 33-year Merchantville schoolteacher performs songs from his new CD release, “Alabaster Jar,” Friday, Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m. at a free concert at Haddon Heights Community Center, with proceeds benefiting Interfaith Caregivers. http://bit.ly/170Bgwe
 
Sister Mary De Angelis, former principal in Merchantville, dies

srmarySister Mary De Angelis, 92, former teacher and principal at St. Peter School in Merchantville, died Sept. 22 at St. Joseph Hall, Villa Walsh, Morristown, N J. From 1975-78, Sister Mary taught eighth grade at St. Peter School. In 1980, she became principal at the school, serving in that position until 1988. Born in Baltimore, Sister Mary entered the Religious Teachers Filippini on July 3, 1932.

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Edward Jungblut

Edward Jungblut of Merchantville passed away into God's loving and eternal care Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at Virtua Hospital in Voorhees. He was 83. Born in Beverly, he lived there and in Riverside, before moving to Merchantville. Mr. Jungblut was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War, and was a retiree from the Pennsylvania Railroad, where he worked for many years. He was a ham radio operator and enjoyed watching military action movies on the history channel. An outdoorsman, he also liked crossword puzzles and watching the Philadelphia Phillies games.

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Resident earns scholarship
The New Jersey Utilities Association (NJUA) announced the 2013 recipients of the Association’s James R. Leva Scholarship, Excellence in Diversity Scholarship and Trade and Vocational School Scholarship awards. Jason J. Ramos of Merchantville received the Trade and Vocational School Scholarship, valued up to $6,000. The award is given
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