Ricardo "Rick" Taylor, Pennsauken's former mayor, longtime public servant, educator and tireless advocate for charitable works in the Diocese of Camden, died after a long illness on Friday, January 10th, at age 73. Ricardo Vincent Taylor Jr. affectionately known as "Rick" was born May 1, 1946, in Wilmington, Delaware to the late Ricardo Vincent Taylor Sr. and Nettie E. Taylor. He was educated at Holy Spirit School in Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania and graduated from Monsignor Bonner High School in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania and The University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Rick earned his Masters of Arts in education administration from Glassboro State College (Rowan University). Rick leaves to mourn and cherish his memory, his wife of 50 years Bernice, son Scott (Donyelle), daughter Holly, three grandchildren Alexandra, Jeremy, and Amelia. Relatives and friends are invited to the Visitation and Funeral on Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 4-8 PM and Friday, January 17, 2020 from 9-10 AM at the Falco/Caruso & Leonard Pennsauken Funeral Home, 6600 N. Browning Rd. Full obituary.
On January 8, 2020, age 90, of Merchantville, NJ. Tom was the beloved husband of Bernadette (nee Storey) and the late Clare (nee Kraus). He was the loving father of Thomas P. Jr. (Susan), Christine (Ray) Lodge, James (Eileen) and Daniel (Linda). He is also survived by 8 grandchildren Kevin and Rachel Duffy, Ryan (Jenna) and Kyle Lodge, Jennifer (Bo) Smith and Kathleen, Daniel and Faith Duffy; one brother Joseph Duffy and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Monday evening from 6:00-9:00 PM and Tuesday morning from 8:30-9:30 AM in the Alloway Funeral Home 315 E. Maple Avenue Merchantville, NJ. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday at 10:00 AM in St. Peter Church Merchantville, NJ. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery Cherry Hill, NJ. Full obituary.
Merchantville - Robert McAllister Grant, 92, of Merchantville, NJ, passed away peacefully on December 29, 2019 with his family by his side. Beloved husband of Rosemarie for 65 years. Dear father to the late Jeffrey (Lorna), Jacqueline and Robert J. (Sandy). Devoted Poppy of Amanda, Sean, Robert and Jenna Grant. Loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. Bob graduated from Merchantville High School in 1944. A gathering of friends and family will be held on Friday, January 3rd at Givnish of Maple Shade, 600 E. Main Street, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. with his memorial service following. Full obituary at Givnish.com
Joseph S. Holman, of Moorestown, NJ died peacefully the morning of December 12th after a stroke suffered earlier in the week; he was 93. The executive had overseen the growth of a business that his father had founded in 1924 as a single Ford automobile-and-tractor dealership, to what would become Holman Enterprises, a diversified international company of nearly 7,000 employees. Joe was born in Philadelphia in 1926 to Katherine K. and Steward C. Holman, and grew up in Pennsauken and Merchantville, New Jersey, where he attended public schools. Husband of the late Jean (nee Polk). Survived by their children Jeffrey Holman, Steven Holman and his wife Georgine, Mindy Holman and her husband Frank Beideman. Also survived by 5 grandchildren. Visitations will be held Wednesday, December18th from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm and Thursday, December 19th from 9:00 to 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 101 Bridgeboro Rd. Moorestown, NJ. Followed by a service at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Urban Promise, PO Box 1479, Camden, NJ. 08105. Full obituary.
Nunzio J. “Buzzy” Bianco Jr., longtime Merchantville resident passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019. He was 88. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Buzzy had retired after many years working as a skilled Millwright for the Millwright and Erectors Local 1906. He was a longtime and dedicated member of St. Peter RC Church in Merchantville and the Square Circle Sportsmen in Gibbsboro. He is survived by his beloved wife of over 64 years, Loretta; a loving son, Michael Bianco (Karen); three caring grandchildren, Tiffany (Paul), Christopher Harry (Britney), Tammie (Jack); two cherished great-grandchildren, Thomas and Dominic; a dear sister, Anna Cappelletti; numerous nieces and nephews; and predeceased by ten siblings. For more information and condolences please visit www.gaskillbrown.com.
Admiral William J. Fallon, a retired U.S. Navy four-star admiral who was the first Navy officer to be appointed Commander of the U.S. Central Command, will speak at a Veterans Day ceremony aboard the Battleship New Jersey. Fallon, who was raised in Merchantville, and graduated from Villanova University, was the Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command and U.S. Atlantic Fleet from October 2003 to February 2005. He served as Commander, U.S. Pacific Command from February 2005 until March 2007. His awards include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, and various unit and campaign decorations. Congressman Donald Norcross (D-1st District) will join him as a speaker during the ship's Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. on the ship's forward deck. Battleship volunteer Nan LaCorte will perform the National Anthem and "Taps" on the bugle. A memorial wreath will be cast onto the Delaware River to remember all veterans who have passed.
Dr. John P. “Jack” Rudolph, formerly a longtime Merchantville resident, passed away Saturday, October 26, 2019 at the age of 107. Jack was born in Camden on August 26, 1912, and had very fond memories of how beautiful a city it was to live in at that time. As a young boy, Jack, along with his brothers Richard and Robert moved to Merchantville with their parents Oscar and Ruby. Jack was a graduate of George School, Lafayette College and Jefferson Medical College where he earned his Medical Degree. Dr. Rudolph was a WWII Veteran serving with a core team of local doctors and nurses in the 61st Station Hospital from Cooper Hospital. He spent over three years in North Africa and Italy, earning the rank of Major. He would later serve his community for many years through his own medical practice located in his home on Springfield Avenue in Merchantville. Relatives and friends may visit with the family on Friday, November 1st from 5 to 7 pm at the Gaskill-Brown Funeral Home, 33 West Maple Avenue, Merchantville. Graveside service in Harleigh Cemetery will be on Monday, November 4th at 11 am. Full obituary.
Joseph W. Corney Jr., age 86 formerly of Pennsauken, passed away at Cooper Medical Center in Camden on October, 23, 2019. Beloved husband of the late Mary (nee Ammazzaorsi); Devoted father of Joseph W. III (Antoinette) and Michael D. (Tracey); Loving grandfather of J.R., Vanessa, Jacob, Talia, Michael Jr., great grandfather of Alayna and Joselyn, and dear brother of Millie Rhoda, Midgie Massara, Linda Graham, and the late Doris Penn, Leon Corney and William Corney. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Corney was a lieutenant with the Pennsauken Police Department, retiring after 28 years of service. Relatives and friends are invited to the visitation from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and funeral service at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, 10/27, at the Falco/Caruso & Leonard Funeral Home. Full obituary.
Roberta Elaine Lewin of Chestertown, Maryland, died on October 6, 2019. She was 82. She was born September 18, 1937 in Philadelphia, PA, the daughter of the late William S. and Claire Blake Clark. She was a 1955 graduate of Lansdowne High School, a 1959 graduate of Temple University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre, and later earned a master’s in Education from Salisbury University. Roberta loved studying. She married Earl Purnell Lewin on June 27, 1959, they resided in East Lansdowne, PA, Collingswood, NJ, Merchantville, NJ - where she was a Youth Group Director with Merchantville Presbyterian Church, and for the last 30 years in Chestertown, MD. Full obituary.
Oran Leon DeLoach died and entered into the joy of heaven on Monday, September 30, 2019. Leon, as he was affectionately called, was 81 at the time of his death. He was a Christian, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Teacher and Caregiver for all he came in contact with. He was born on March 7, 1938 in Carrollton, Mississippi. Leon was preceded in death by his first wife of 27 years, Donna Whitten DeLoach. Leon is survived by his wife of 23 years, Jolynn Urbanelli DeLoach, children, Kim DeLoach Tomlin (Paul), Lee Whitten DeLoach (Sandi) and Gerald Wilson DeLoach (Doreen), step children Erica Levin (Daniel), Rachel Levin, Aaron Levin, Daniel Levin (Kim), and grandchildren Paul Tomlin, Donna Tomlin, Elizabeth DeLoach, Lukas DeLoach, Lily DeLoach, Tyler DeLoach, and Zoey Levin, along with many nieces and nephews. You are invited to join us for his service on Saturday October 5th at 11:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Merchantville located at 10 W Maple Ave. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. with the service starting promptly at 11:00am. Full obituary.