Lewis H. Foulke Sr., age 94 of Merchantville passed away Monday, May 10, 2021. Born March 9, 1927 in Riverton, to the late William and Alice Foulke, he was a World War II US Army Veteran, NRA member, and had retired from PNC Bank after working as a comptroller for many years. Husband of the late Dolores Foulke; brother of the late Chick Foulke, Robert Foulke, and Norman DeLaney; he is survived by three children, Lewis H. Foulke Jr. (Sharon), Thomas W. Foulke, Kerry Foulke Smith (Marty); five grandchildren, and his many nieces and nephews. Full obituary.
Bishop Dennis Sullivan will ordain Rev. Mr. Carlo Santa Teresa and Rev. Mr. Steven Bertonazzi to the priesthood on Saturday, May 22nd, at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Mary Mother of Mercy Parish in Glassboro. They are completing seminary studies at Immaculate Conception Conception Seminary, Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J., will join the ranks of the presbyterate at the 10:30 a.m. liturgy. Rev. Mr. Santa Teresa, 31, a graduate of Camden Catholic High School in Cherry Hill, will celebrate his first Mass on Sunday, May 23, 3 p.m. at his home parish of Saint Peter, Merchantville. The faithful are invited to watch and pray with the diocesan community by visiting a livestream broadcast of the Mass on YouTube.com/CamdenDiocese
William Brookes Metzler III passed away peacefully at his home in Merchantville on April 24, 2021. Bill is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years Margaret (Zell) Metzler; He was a loving father to William "Billy" Metzler (Susan) and Jonathan Metzler (Leslie); Devoted and proud grandfather of Jonathan, Andrew and Joseph; Dear brother of Jeraldine (Harvey), Mary (Jerry), Anthony and Sabine (Dan). Bill happily and lovingly served his community throughout his life. In recent years, Bill also enjoyed serving the community through volunteering with the Niagara Fire Company and even working as a crossing guard for the children of Merchantville school. In lieu of flowers, contributions in William's name can be made to: Niagara Fire Company 22 E Park Dr. Merchantville, NJ 08109.ATTN: Bill Metzler Memorial Fund. Full obituary.
Bradley, Rosemary C. (nee Conover), passed away peacefully, on March 15, 2021. She was 82 years old. Rosemary was a true "South Jersey Girl", raised in Kramer Hill and Merchantville where she was a majorette and graduate of the Merchantville High School Class of 1956. She always remained involved in the high school alumni association and reunion planning, with most recently her 65th reunion coming up. She was a longtime employee with New Jersey Bell then AT&T and retired after managing the Cherry Hill and Burlington Phone Center Stores. Rosemary was the cherished daughter of the late James and Rose (nee Hewitt) Conover, daughter-in-law to the late Mason E. Sr. and Anne G. Bradley and former wife of Mason E. Bradley, Jr. (Marlene). Loving mother of Michelle A. Bradley, Mason E. Bradley III and his wife, Tracey and Sandra L. Bradley. Predeceased by her beloved grandson Richard James 'RJ' Vogel. Loving grandmother of Connor Harris, Madison and Nora Bradley and dear great-grandmother of Rjay Michael Vogel. Dearly loved sister of Elmer Conover (the late Bunny), the late James Conover (the late Adella, Jean), the late Ronald Conover (Barbara), and aunt to many nieces and nephews as well as grand & great nieces and nephews. Full obituary.
Edgar F. Munro Sr., 101, of 31 John Deere Lane, Mill Hall, Pa., passed away Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Haven Skilled Rehabilitation Center in Lock Haven, where he had been a resident. Edgar was born, February 8, 1920 in Merchantville, New Jersey and was the son of the late John and Anna Fox Munro. Edgar was married to Dorothy Englert Munro, Dec. 5, 1941, she passed away Sept. 22, 2017. He was a Veteran, serving with the U.S. Army during World War II in the Asiatic Pacific Theater, having received a bronze star. He had worked for Adam Dickey as an auto mechanic for many years and had farmed most of his life. Full obituary.
Matthew J. Gilliss, D.O. of Haddon Heights, NJ died tragically in a motor vehicle accident in Cherry Hill, NJ during a storm Sunday evening, April 11, 2021. Matt was the youngest child of Dr. Alfred G. "Doc" and Barbara (nee Roller) Gilliss, Jr. and grew up in Merchantville with brothers David and Adam and, sister, Amy. Matt leaves his beloved wife Dr. Heather Crawford and their three treasured children, Gavin, Gabriel and Bella. He was a primary care physician and partner in an Advocare practice in Mt. Laurel, Williamstown and Vineland. Visitation and a memorial mass will take place on Saturday, April 17th. Full obituary.
On Feb. 16, 2021, Joanna M. Thomas (nee Tortorella) of Cherry Hill, formerly of Haddonfield. Beloved mother of Adam Thomas of Long Beach, NY and Oren R. Thomas, IV of Atlantic City, NJ; Loving grandmother of Oren V. Also survived by former daughter-in-law Erin Egan. Joanna was a teacher of British Literature at Camden Catholic HS (1985-2000) and of American Literature at Washington Township HS (2000-2013). Joanna loved animals, the environment, traveling once a year as well as being an avid and excellent bridge player. CCHS remembered Ms. Thomas as an incredible teacher who influenced many during her tenure where her passion for literature no doubt inspired many to explore their writing talents in college and beyond. Full obituary.