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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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Alijah Is An Angel

Alijah Floyd-Brown's life will be celebrated during service at Alloway Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 1st at 11:30 a.m. Alijah was 9 years young and an incoming fourth grader at Merchantville School who bravely fought glioma cancer for 15 months. He passed peacefully on August 24, 2021. During those difficult months the school and greater Merchantville community stepped up to support the Brown family. That effort continues through an aftercare drive on GoFundMe.  Alijah is survived by his mother, Galaxy Brown, father, Troy Floyd-Brown, his sister, Serenity Floyd-Brown, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Brown and GG Thomas Brown and, a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. Full obituary.Visitation begins at 10:30 a.m. For those who plan to attend the family requests that you wear bright, joyful colors since they want to celebrate his life. 

 
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Memorial Vigil Planned

The Camden County Board of Commissioners and the Addiction Awareness Task Force invite family and friends on Overdose Awareness Day, August 31st at 7:30 PM to remember the loved ones we lost, and spread the message of hope to those still fighting the disease of addiction. Join us to help…

John Finlayson, 80

It is with deep sadness that we mourn the death of our beloved husband, father, brother, and uncle, who passed away on August 3, 2021 at St. Anne's Retirement Community, Lancaster, PA. John L. Finlayson was born on March 14, 1941 to loving parents, John Lawrence and Sarah (Jones) Finlayson, who preceded him in death. He grew up in Merchantville, NJ, where he displayed an early entrepreneurial spirit, captaining a staff of newspaper deliverers and opening his own business, the snack bar at the Woodbine Swim Club. In addition to his career, John was an active community volunteer with stints on many community boards including the Merchantville Board of Education. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Virginia "Ginger", his sons John "Jay" (Michele) and James "Thad" (Shoko), his sister Nancy Padgett, his brothers Andrew Finlayson (Sarah) and Bruce Finlayson, his niece Cristin Ryan (Colin) and nephew Colin Padgett, his great nieces Caroline, Emily, and Caitlin, and his sister-in-law Ann Marie. Full obituary.

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Anna Unroe, 88

Anna Jackson Unroe was born Feb 1, 1933, in Camden, NJ to Philip Jackson and Florence McFarland Jackson. She was the youngest of 6 children. She peacefully ascended into the loving arms of Jesus August 7, 2021, while surrounded by her loving family. Anna graduated from Merchantville High School in Merchantville NJ in 1950, and continued her education at Baptist Bible Seminary in Johnson City NY where she received a Bachelor of Religious Education degree. Anna leaves behind Elzie, her husband of 66 years; daughters Nancy (Karl) Chadrick of Medway, OH, Becky (Mark) Anderson of LaPorte, IN, Judy Masterson of Sanford, FL; and son Timothy (Susan) of McCordsville, IN. She also leaves behind 9 grandchildren, and 10 great grand children. She was preceded in death by her father, mother, and 5 siblings. Full obituary.

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Mary Hancock Turns 101

Longtime Omak, Washington resident, Mary Hancock, marked her 101st birthday with a family gathering this week in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Mary was born in Merchantville, NJ to Margaret and David E. Davis on August 8, 1920. She had an older sister, Gertrude, and a younger brother, David E. Davis.

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Dennis Schmidt, 73

Dennis Schmidt, age 73, a former school teacher and Vice Principal in Merchantville, NJ, died on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at home with his wife Andrea. Den was born December 12, 1947 in Philadelphia, PA, and grew up in Barrington, NJ. Den had multiple Master's Degrees and was a US…
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Walter Lindquist, 86

Bob Lindquist, of Northfield, embarked on his final journey on July 15, 2021. Bob was born on October 27, 1934 in Camden, NJ to the late Edith (Svanfeldt) and Walter Lindqvist. A graduate of Merchantville High School in 1952. Bob was employed at New Jersey American Water, retiring after 37 years of dedicated service in 1996 (allegedly). Bob enjoyed fishing and hunting with his nephew, Michael, son RJ, and countless others that were lucky enough to know his secret spots. He leaves to cherish his memory: his beloved wife Margaret Anne (Reynolds) Lindquist, daughters Lisa Ann Lindquist, Lori Susan(Fred) Dinnini, Colleen Marie Sweeney, and son Robert James Lindquist (RJ), and grandchildren Cristina Lauren Sweeney, Gianna Nicole Dinnini, Ilana Eden, Joshua Evan Lindquist, Robert and Jane Reynolds (brother/sister in law), and beloved dog Buckley (Man's Best Friend). Full obituary.

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Judge Thomas Feted

Congratulations to Judge Oren Thomas III on his retirement as Municipal Court Judge, a position he has held since 1996. While Judge Thomas officially retired on December 31, 2020, the Borough finally got to fete him and celebrate his 23 years of service to Merchantville at the Community Center on…
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Sherry L. Rodgers

Sherry L. Rodgers from Merchantville, New Jersey, passed away on May 29, 2021, at the age of 48, leaving to mourn family and friends. She was predeceased by her father John Rodgers. She is survived by her sons, Joshua Rodgers and Josh; her mother Debbie Rodgers (Nee Mason); her siblings, Beth Lee, Shannon, Jenn (Joe Bupp), Lisa and Kelsey; and her friend Jocelyn Rhea. She is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Viewing will be held on Tuesday, June 8th 2021 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Alloway Funeral Home. Full obituary.

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One Of A Kind

Welcome to One Oak Terrace, the historic and charming Carroll House. A rare opportunity exists to own this Impressive 4,800 square foot 6 bedroom, three bath Neoclassical home tucked away in the Nationally Registered Oaks Historic District of Merchantville, NJ. Set foot through the large paneled front door which is set in a marbled recess that is framed by tuscan columns. A grand entry foyer awaits you with its sweeping staircase that wraps around to a second floor curved balcony and second floor hallway with a beautifully detailed wood framed mirror. To the left of the Foyer is a beamed ceiling Living Room with oak trim details and a brick & wood paneled wood burning fireplace. Step through the french doors to a sun filled office. All three rooms contain the original arts & crafts lighting fixtures which also can be found in other rooms of the home. This gracious home is just short walk to downtown shops, restaurant's, a beautiful park, a walking/running/biking path and a just 15 minute commute to Downtown Philadelphia. Merchantville is full of great 19th and early 20th century Architecture and it has been awarded as one of the "Classic Towns" of greater Philadelphia. Come see this impressive home in a small town with memories to offer. Listed by Andy Grant, Peze & Associates.

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