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Dorothy Tinney, 83

Dorothy Gabriella Tinney (nee Gerety) Of Delran, NJ, was called home to God at the age of 83 on October 17, 2021, with her family by her side. She was born the oldest of two children on March 24, 1938, to the late Edward J. and Dorothy I. (O'Connor) Gerety Sr. Dorothy was predeceased by her brother, Edward J. Gerety Jr. Dorothy was a graduate of Pierce Junior College in Philadelphia. She was the loving wife of Edward J. Tinney, Jr. for 59 years. She was the beloved mother of Constance A. Lees (David E.) and Colleen M. Tobin (the late Patrick). Dorothy was the cherished "Grandmom" and "Mom-Mom" to her six grandchildren. Her creative talents were showcased through her successful local art consignment shops "Crafter's Crossing" in Merchantville and Moorestown, NJ which she opened with two close friends. As a retiring business owner, she then followed her passion and love of flowers and joined Moorestown Flower Shop. Services on Friday, October 22, 2021. Full obituary.

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Robert Gerold, 58

Robert J. Gerold "Robbie" passed away peacefully on October 17, 2021 with his loving family by his side. He is the beloved husband of Doreen Gerold (nee Kozak). Devoted father of Jamie Deeley (Brad), Ryan Gerold (Lauren), Gavin Gerold, Nolan Gerold, Owen Gerold, and Pop of Bradley, Reese, Ryen, Brennan, and Colin. Cherished son of Robert and Marie (nee Gaul) Gerold. Loving brother of Teresa Ruisch, Brian Gerold, Christina Lucia, and Marie McCrea (Ed). Dear son in law of Jean and the late Martin Kozak and brother in law of Marty Kozak, David Kozak (Richelle), Michael Kozak (Donna) and Cheryl Kozak. Raised in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia, he attended St. Anne School and North Catholic High School then, moved to Merchantville and quickly became the "self proclaimed" Mayor. He enjoyed listening to music and drinking beers with family and friends in his backyard "paradise", was the life of the party and always made you feel like you were family. Diagnosed with metastatic melanoma in 2011, he fought courageously through many clinical trials that gave him more ten years and will save countless others. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing and funeral Saturday October 23, 2021 from 8:00-10:45 am in St. Anne Church (upper) 2328 East Lehigh Ave. Philadelphia. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Full obituary.

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Joan Behlau, 84

Joan Doris Behlau, 84, of Cherry Hill, passed away October 12, 2021. She was predeceased by her parents and late husband, James Behlau, of 63 years. Joan was the cherished and caring mom of Terri (Anthony) Fratterelli and Brenda (Mark) Del Rossi and grandmom to Jenna and Kevin. James and Joan were high school sweethearts and graduates from Merchantville High School in the 1950's and later married at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church in Merchantville in 1956. A lifelong resident in Cherry Hill and retail clerk for Pathmark. An avid supporter of Humane Society and Animal Welfare Association, donations may be made in her name to the Animal Welfare Association or Animal Adoption Center. Full obituary.

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John Conner, 88

John Conner, 88, died Sept. 9 at Hospice of the Sacred Heart. He was the widower of the former Catherine Ross, who died in 2010. Born in Florence, N.J., he was a son of the late Robert and Anna Mae Hall Conner. After attending public schools in Merchantville, N.J., he served with the United States Navy and worked at Chamberlain Manufacturing in Scranton until retirement. He is survived by a son, Anthony Conner; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa Carthy; and siblings, William Conner, Catherine Elizabeth Powell, Margaret Neuman and Robert W. Conner. Friends and family may call before Mass from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Neil W. Regan Funeral Home Inc. Full obituary.

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Robert Welty, 91

Robert Welty, Sr., 91, passed away on September 20, 2021 at Cedar Grove Respiratory and Nursing Home in Williamstown, NJ. He was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Jessie Anna Welty (Dexter), his brother, John Cashner, and his sisters, Shirley Rhine (Cashner) and Judith Harter-Wary (Cashner). Robert is survived by his son, Robert Welty, Jr., his daughter, Donna Lee Robinson (Mark), his son, Curtis Frederick Welty (Peggy Sue), six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at 9:30 am at Inglesby and Sons Funeral Home at 2426 Cove Road, Pennsauken, NJ. A service will follow at 10:30 am with a burial at Bethel Memorial Park in Pennsauken, NJ. Full obituary.

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Kenneth Larsen, 56

Kenneth Larsen, a longtime Pennsauken resident passed away after a brief illness on Friday, October 8, 2021. He was 56. Ken was a dedicated coach and board member of the Merchantville Little League for many years. He was also a member of St. Peter RC Church in Merchantville. Son of the late George and Lorraine Larsen, he is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Lynn (nee Prescott); a beloved son, Kenny; a dear sister, Laurie Szogi (Tony); and a cherished niece, Gia. Relatives and friends are invited to his Viewing on Wednesday, October 13th, from 6-8 p.m. at the Gaskill-Brown Funeral Home and Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m., October 14th, at St. Peter's in Merchantville. Merchantville. Full obituary.

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John Alloway

John N. Alloway, 60 passed away on September 20, 2021. he was a life-long resident of Merchantville and is survived by his loving and devoted partner in life and business, Connie McGlynn, dear son John and his mother Elizabeth, sisters Mary Beth (Frank) Spitz, Rosemary Brooker and Regina (William) McGrail, uncle Bryan McKernan and many nieces and nephews. John was a 1979 graduate from Bishop Eustace, earned his Bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s University and was the owner of the Alloway Funeral Home. John was very active in his community, serving as a Merchantville Councilman for 12 years and a Camden County Committeeman.  He was a loyal Roman Catholic and very proud to be a Past Grand Knight of St. Peter Council #6735 and a member of the Bishop J.J. McCarthy Assembly 4th degree Knights of Columbus. Visitation on Friday Evening, Oct. 1st, 5-8 p.m. at Alloway Funeral Home, 315 E. Maple Ave., Merchantville and a Memorial Mass on Saturday, Oct. 2nd, 11:30 a.m. at St. Peter RC Church, 43 W. Maple Ave., Merchantville, NJ. Full obituary.

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Nancy Carroll, 90

Nancy Anne Carroll of Holland, PA died peacefully on Wednesday September 22, 2021 at her residence at Holland Village. She was 90 years young. Born in Pittsburgh, Nancy was the beloved wife of the late Thomas W. Carroll, who died in 1997. Daughter of the late Albert and Catherine (Chambers) Doughty of Pittsburgh, PA. She formerly lived in Merchantville NJ, Bensalem, Philadelphia and Leesburg FL. Her professional career spanned many years in the insurance industry, having worked for Richard Hardenberg Insurance, Group of Marlton, NJ and retired from Cigna Insurance Co. Phila, as an Executive Manager. Nancy Anne is survived by her daughter Patricia (Carroll) Haneman and her husband Niel of Washington Crossing, PA and her 3 devoted grandchildren; Colin, Chelsea and Kylee Haneman. Full obituary.

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Robert Johnston

Robert A. Johnston, 85, formerly of Pennsauken and Medford, NJ, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at the Samaritan Center, Voorhees, NJ. Born in Camden, NJ, Robert was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, and former Captain of the Pennsauken First Aid Squad, and the former Lakes Emergency Squad of Medford. He was also a member of the Niagara Fire Co. in Merchantville, and the Odd Fellows in Medford. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Rose Johnston (nee Odor); and his children, Robin Sammons, and Jeffrey Johnston and his wife Sheila McGinn. Full obituary.

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Alyce Janssen, 95

Alyce died on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. At the age of 95, she was one of the oldest residents of Merchantville.  Alyce’s family moved to town when she was 17, and she died, peacefully, in the same home she lived in for 78 years. Alyce is preceded in death by her sister Mildred (known as Mimi) who also was a life long Merchantville resident. In her youth, Alyce was a member of the Merchantville Playcasters which performed in the building now occupied by the Blue Monkey. She also served many years in the Clerk’s office of Merchantville and is remembered for both attention to detail and efficiency in handling the many submissions that crossed her desk. Following her retirement, Alyce lived a quiet life, spending holidays with her neighbors and adopted family, Steve and Cindy Volkert and their family members. A graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at the Lakeview Memorial Park. All are welcome Full obituary.

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George O'Neill, 73

George O'Neill, 73, of Medford, passed away peacefully at home, on Saturday August 28, 2021, with his loving wifeand soulmate, Lynne Patrice O'Neill. He was on born February 4th, 1948 to the late Joseph and Gladys O'Neill. George attended the Merchantville school system and after high school was drafted into the US Army to fight in the Vietnam War. He received a Bronze Star medal for his distinguished service in Vietnam. George was an equestrian, an animal lover, and a Pinelands preservation advocate. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Mathis Funeral Home in Medford, NJ. Full obituary.

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