LIFE . milestones
Ironies abound as Camden landmark's fate is sealed

The landmarks Camden has lost or tossed away could fill a hall of shame. They include long-gone but still-beloved buildings like the Stanley Theater, the Walt Whitman Hotel, and the Broadway Methodist Church, a list to which the shuttered Sears store on Admiral Wilson Boulevard soon will be added. Let's point out that the disappearance of any single structure in Camden has been far less damaging to the city's viability than the wholesale clearance of blocks along Broadway, Mickle, Federal, and Market between the Delaware River and 10th Street. http://bit.ly/Pir3QW

 
John T. Plasket III
John (Jack) T. Plasket, III passed away on June 6, 2012 at the age of 86. He was a resident of Strathmere, NJ, formerly of Merchantville, NJ and Ocean City, NJ. He is pre-deceased by his wife of 54 years Dorothy (nee: Rugg), and his daughter Judi. He is survived by his wife Gloria Carpenter Plasket, his son Larry, his daughter Donna,
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John L. Hankins

John L. Hankins, 93, former vice president of electric production at the Philadelphia Electric Co., died Tuesday, May 29, at Lima Estates, a retirement community near Media, where he had lived since moving from his longtime residence in Rose Tree in 1991. Born in Merchantville, he was senior class president and varsity basketball team captain at both Merchantville High School, from which he graduated in 1935, and at Lehigh, where he earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1939.

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Geraldine Y. Hargrove
On May 18, 2012 age 70 (nee Young) of Merchantville, NJ. She was the wife of the late Gordon "Corkie" Hargrove and mother of the late Harry Hargrove.She is survived by one daughter Rita (Frank) Barney; three grandchildren James, Miranda, and Julie; three sisters Thelma Evans, Imanelle Vanatta,and Mentie Atnip and one brother Nelson Young.
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Helena L. Tocco
htoccoOn May 30, 2012. Beloved wife of the late John. Devoted mother of Peter, Donna (Bill Mervine), John (Valerie), Cheryl, Fabian (MaryEileen), Darryl (Teresa), Helena, Francis (Theresa), Shawn (Stephanie), Chester (Jen) and special son in law John. Dear sister of predeceased Charles Patrick II and also survived by many loving grand and great grandchildren.
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