Obituaries October 2013

DESROCHERS – Kimberly Desrochers (nee Sperber) age 46 years of Mickleton died Aug. 13. Kim was born in Teaneck and lived in Mickleton most of her life. She worked as a teacher at Salem County Vocational School where she was also the F.F.A. advisor. Kim also operated the Dawn of Memories Scrapbooking Store in Deptford. She was a member of the Evangelical U.M. Church, Clarksboro and she enjoyed scrapbooking and was a devoted Mother.

She is survived by her children, Kelsey and Jacob Desrochers of Wenonah; her father, Raymond Sperber of Mickleton and his companion, Judy Fortenbach of Highland Lakes; her brother, Fred and Chris Sperber of Pittsfield, Vermont and her nieces, Alice and Lea Sperber. Kim was predeceased by her mother Dawn Sperber.

Arrangements by McBride-Foley Funeral Home, Paulsboro.

Contributions can be made to the Kimberly Desrochers Agricultural Education scholarship, c/o Salem County Vocational Technical Schools education foundation, PO Box 350, Woodstown, NJ 08098.

Memories can be shared at www.mcbridefoleyfh.com.

PICKERING – Wallace B. Pickering, died on Aug. 23, of Clarksboro. Age 94 years. Absent from the body present with the Lord…II Corinthians 5:8. Beloved husband of the late Justina (nee Braun). Devoted father of William (Ellen), Frank, Linda Tighe (Richard), Susan Franklin (George), Charles (Sherri), and Paul (Ana). Proud grandfather of 22, great grandfather of 24. Mr. Pickering proudly served his country during WWII as a Merchant Marine. In his lifetime, he touched many lives, both young and old.

Contributions to America’s Keswick Colony of Mercy Addiction Recovery Center, Rt. #530, Whiting, NJ 08759.

FAUTH — Suzanne Bolton Fauth, wife of the late Elwood Leroy Fauth of York, passed away on Aug. 25 at the age of 92.

She was born and raised in Swedesboro. The family also resided during the summer months in Asbury Park, NJ. She attended Bucknell University. Suzanne (Sue) graduated from Elizabethtown State Teacher’s College and became a certified English teacher. She then served as an English Teacher in Dallastown High School for a few years. Sue was also a member of Eastern Star and a long standing member of Bethany United Methodist Church of York.

Suzanne is survived by her two children, Dr. Alan L. Fauth of Dallastown, and Joanne Fauth Voskian of New Jersey; her grandchildren include: Kyle Sanford Fauth of Drexel Hill, Dr. Casey Fauth of Baltimore, Md., Kelli Kashner of Seven Valleys, Justin Beckett Voskian of Los Angeles, Calif., and Jason Lee Voskian of Ridgewood, NJ. She also has two great-grandchildren; Kaden and Kaylee Kashner of Seven Valleys.

A family ceremony was held at Lake Park Cemetery in Swedesboro on Aug. 30. The family requests that donations be made to Cancer Care of York, The Lymphoma Society or to the charity of your choice in her memory.

LOCKERBIE – Robert Andrew Lockerbie, Jr., 40, of Mullica Hill, formerly of Egg Harbor Township, passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 25. Robert was born in Atlantic City. He was a graduate of Egg Harbor Twp. High School in 1991. Robert received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Stockton College and his MBA from Wilmington University; he had a career as an Investment Advisor. Most importantly he enjoyed spending time with his sons.

Robert is survived by his beloved wife Katherine, his sons Colin Andrew and Aidan Robert, his parents Robert and Lois Lockerbie, his brothers James (Janet), Timothy (Sarah), his grandparents Catherine Lockerbie, Lola Nancy Jackson, mother-in-law Gemma MacCarrick, brother-in-laws Donald MacCarrick Jr. and Matthew MacCarrick (Carin). He is predeceased by his grandfathers James Lockerbie, Watkin Jackson and his father-in-law Reverend Donald MacCarrick. He is also survived by 7 nephews and 2 nieces.

To share your fondest memory of Robert, Please visit www.lifecelebration.com.

The family requests donations be sent to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation, Lockbox #1352, PO Box 8500, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

STEWARD – Judith Ann Steward (nee Moore) passed away at her home in Woolwich Township on Aug. 26. She was 83.

Judy is survived by her husband, Harry; her son, James (Patrick) of Media, PA; her son, Jonathan (Robin) of Woolwich Township; and her grandchildren Megan, Christian, Justin, Heather, and Mason.

Judy was born and grew up on the family dairy farm known as Strawberry Vale, in West Deptford. A graduate of Paulsboro High School and Pierce Junior College, Judy worked for many years at Campbell Soup Company, starting in the mail room in 1948 and retiring as an executive secretary in marketing. Judy later worked with NJ Farm Bureau and Abbott Laboratories where she was administrative assistant in the regional sales office.

Soon after marrying in 1954, Judy moved to the Steward family farm in Woolwich Twp. where she resided for the remainder of her life. Judy was active in many local organizations. Like her Mother before her, Judy served as Worthy Matron on the Swedesboro Chapter of the Order of The Eastern Star in 1969. She was appointed to the first Gloucester County Library Commission in 1977. She was elected to both the Swedesboro-Woolwich and Kingsway Regional Boards of Education and was President of the Swedesboro-Woolwich PTA. She served on the Swedesboro Boy Scout Troop 13 committee, earning her Wood Badge certification. She was an avid genealogist and member of the Red Bank chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, serving as chapter regent and district registrar.

Judy is also survived by her sister, Kathryn Moore, of West Deptford. Judy was predeceased by her parents, Harry Adelbert and Mary, and her siblings Harry Adelbert Jr., Henrietta, and Harold.

Interment Eglington Cemetery. Donations may be made to the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution at 1776 D Street NW, Washington, DC 20006-5303 or www.dar.org. Memories and condolences shared at daviswagner.com.

LANG – Max Joseph Lang, Jr., of Mullica Hill, passed away on Aug. 26 after a prolonged illness. He was 78.

Max was an educator in the Penns Grove-Carneys Point School District as a teacher, principal, and school board secretary. He was a volunteer fireman, past president of the Jaycees, a member of his parish council, a volunteer for the Red Cross, the American Cancer Society, and a US Navy Veteran. He was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and held two Masters Degrees.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, June Mary Lang, and his children and grandchildren, Michele Nicastro, Scott Lang, Anthony Nicastro and Michael Lang, also a brother Fred Lang.

Donations may be made in memoriam to The University of Pittsburgh, The Pitt Fund, 28 N. Craig St., Pittsburgh, PA 15260 www.giveto.pitt.edu or to the Pennsville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, 19 First St., Pennsville, NJ 08070.

Thoughts and prayers may be extended at www.fertiffuneralhome.com.

MILLER – John Earl Miller, age 92 years, died Aug. 31 at his home in Pitman. Born in Riverdale, NJ, he had lived the last 4 years in Pitman. He was raised in Mullica Hill and Paulsboro, and graduated from Paulsboro High school in 1938. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Corps 73rd Bombing Wing. He was a Radar Mechanic in the Western Pacific. John was employed for 36 years at Texaco as an Instrument Mechanic and attended Olivet Wesleyan Church in Glassboro. He was an avid traveler.

Survived by his wife of 15 years, RoseAnna (nee Hassen), daughters Sharon Lee Zeck (David) and JoAnn Whalen (Ralph), step son Glenn Jenkins (Olivia) and 5 grandchildren. Also survived by his stepdaughters Cherrie Stolz, Cheryl Penuel (Steve), Christina Goble (Daniel), and Charlene Podgorski (Paul), 8 step grandchildren and 2 step great grandchildren.

Memories may be shared at www.kelleyfhpitman.com.

LEMMONS – Emily M. Lemmons (nee DeRocker), 93, of Mullica Hill, formerly of Union Beach, Sewell and Glassboro, passed away on Sept. 1.

Born in Harrison, NJ, Mrs. Lemmons was a devoted and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother.

Beloved wife of the late William J. Lemmons, loving mother of Patricia (Richard) Bulger of Mullica Hill and Mariann (Ronald) Smith of Encinitas, CA. Devoted grandmother of R. Shawn, William, Patrick, Ronald, Kate, and Mark, great grandmother of 6. She was predeceased by her parents Alphonse and Mamie (Rudner) DeRocker, and her siblings Joseph, Frank, John, Margaret, and Albert.

Thoughts and prayers may be extended at www.fertiffuneralhome.com.

FELDMAN – Susanne J. Feldman (nee Pilger), age 89 years of Bridgeport, died Sept. 5 in Inspira Hospital, Woodbury. Susanne was born in Paulsboro and lived in Repaupo and Bridgeport for the last 65 years.

She was a homemaker and loved taking care of her family and playing Bingo. Susanne also enjoyed decorating the Christmas tree with all of the ornaments from her children and grandchildren. She made the best potato salad and liked making it for  all of the holiday barbeques that she and her husband, the late Winfield Feldman, had for all their family and friends. Susanne’s smile and happy disposition will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her children, Bonnie and Joe DiNardo of Gibbstown, Barbara Tierney of Auburn, Delores and Kendall Martin of Sabine Pass, Texas, John and Jodi Feldman of Gibbstown, 11 grandchildren , 17 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.

Susanne was predeceased by her grandchildren Barbara Jean “Bobbi-Jo” Schmeid, Alvin “Shippy” Hauck and her son in law James “Jim” Tierney.

Services were held at the McBride-Foley Funeral Home, Paulsboro. Interment Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro. Contributions can be made in her memory to Holy Redeemer Hospice, 521 Moredon Rd., Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006. Memories can be shared at www.mcbridefoleyfh.com.

JONES – John J. Jones died on Sept. 6, age 83 years, of Woolwich Township, formerly of Fairmount section of Philadelphia, and Delran.

Beloved husband of Mary Alice (nee Woods) Jones married for 43 years. Loving father of Suzanne M. Reitz (Hugh), Alicia A. Cooley (Dale) and Melissa K. Martin (Ed). Adoring Pop of Jacob, Kayla, Daniel, Ryan, Megan, Sarah and Julianna. John was a US Navy Veteran, a member of the Steamfitters Union 420, Fairmount All-Timers American Legion Post 0146 and K of C Council #1436 of Delran.

Donations may be sent to Alzheimer Assoc. For Research, 3 Eves Dr., Suite 310, Marlton, NJ 08053. To share your fondest memories of John please visit www.snovergivnish.com.

YOUNGBLOOD – Willie Youngblood Jr., age 61 of Woolwich Township, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family.

Willie is survived by his devoted wife of 35 years, Tanzira, sons Anthony Sr. and Cameron, his grandson, Anthony Jr., his mother Elizabeth and sisters, Patricia Ann Marriott and Gloria Jean Powell. He was predeceased by his father, Willie Youngblood Sr. Willie worked for the US Postal Service in Philadelphia. A loving family man, a generous man, who couldn’t say no. He coached basketball for the Amateur Athletic League, his lawn was well manicured, flowers, full and blooming, and his fruit trees and vegetable garden could be ranked with the best, and still found time to swim and exercise.

Share memories at www.cheegafuneralhome.com.

ROBINSON – Peter A. Robinson, age 51 of Swedesboro, died Sept. 11. Born in Philadelphia, he had been a resident of Swedesboro for the past year and was a resident of Mullica Hill for 20 years. Peter was a loving husband, father and friend with a way of making those around him feel special with his huge smile, laugh and warm heart. He loved the beach, was an avid reader, and appreciated all kinds of music. After graduating from Ursinus College as a political science major he enjoyed a 25+ year career in trucking sales and marketing (Roadway, Jevic Transportation, and YRC Glen Moore) and was highly respected for his expertise. Most important to Peter was his relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ and served his church in many ways most notably as a teacher, usher, and finance committee member.

Husband of Natalie Moist, he is also survived by one daughter, Margaret Ellen Robinson, one son, Joshua Robinson, their mother, Suzanne Strickland, his mother, Biruta Robinson, one brother, Joseph (Jill) Robinson, and preceded by his father Richard Francis Robinson.

Contributions in Peter’s memory may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 284 Cedar Road, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.smithfh-mantua.com.

HAMPTON – Randall B. Hampton, age 66, of Mullica Hill went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 12.

Randall was a skilled and talented craftsman who could build nearly anything. He proudly served the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and was a 46 year member of the Sheet Metal Workers Local 19 of Philadelphia. Randall earned a Black Belt in Karate, restored his ’65 Corvette Stingray, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Beloved husband of 45 years and best friend to Judith A. (nee Coppola); devoted father of Kimberly A. and Lesley A.; Cherished grandfather of Tara A., Gabriella A., Shawn, Gabriel, and Gobran; dear brother to James H. III (Katherine) and Patricia A. Wilson (Harry); loving brother-in-law to Rosemarie; adored uncle to many; treasured companion to the late poodle Teddy.

Donations may be made in his name to Scleroderma Foundation, Delaware Valley Chapter, 385 Kings Highway N., Cherry Prof. Bldg., Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 or online at www.scleroderma.org or the Collingdale Gospel Chapel, Hillside Ave. & MacDade Blvd., Collingdale, PA 19023.

SELB – Bonalyn Selb (nee Wiedrich) of Mantua, formerly of Mullica Hill died on Sept. 12.

Aged 90 years.

Bonnie was born to Edward and Hazel (nee Bristol) in 1923 and spent her younger years in Batavia, NY with siblings Yvonne, Millicent and Constance. A 1941 graduate of Gloucester City High School, Bonnie proudly joined the United States Navy in 1942 and became a member of the Navy Waves as a code breaker. Bonnie met her husband, Leo at a high school event when they were both on military leave and their relationship flourished into 49 years together. Bonnie belonged to the Local, County, and State Grange, she was on the 4H Directors Boards, and taught Sunday and Bible School at the Mullica Hill Methodist Church. She was a member of the All Women American Legion, served as president of the Garden State Waves and devoted member of the National Waves serving as newsletter editor for many years. She was a member of the Bristol Genealogy Association serving as editor for 20 years. Bonnie proudly served her country and loved speaking about WWII and her country. She was a loving and outgoing woman who would help anyone and would do anything for her family. Bonnie enjoyed playing Bingo and the penny slots at the casinos. She loved to travel with her family and her dear friend Peg Elliott.

Beloved wife of 49 years to the late Leo. Devoted mother of Elaine Seiler (Robert), Leo F. Jr. (Cathy), and Edward (Elizabeth). Loving grandmother of 14. Dear sister of Constance Davis and the late Millicent Moore and Yvonne Wiedrich.

Donations may be made in Bonnie’s memory to Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial, 62 Battleship Place, Camden, NJ 08103.

Tributes and memories may be shared at www.mcgfuneral.com.

BARBER – Barbara Barber. Barb was a no nonsense gal who hardly ever got upset. But, when she did you’d better look out. Her good works stretched far and wide, but Barbara was seldom found off Anderson Ave. If she couldn’t be found at her home when her kids were young, odds were she was in her Banana mobile, running them to sporting events or delivering forgotten items to school. Barb kept the East Greenwich concession stand financially stable and always brought sliced oranges and bubble gum for the players. The Barber family did everything together: when her church needed help with the Christmas bazaar, she made a production line of her family, sewing, gluing and assembling items for sale. Even her sons learned the ins and outs of crafting and knitting. She also brought the whole family in tow for Girl Scout trips, and again the boys didn’t get a reprieve. Her quilts were personalized with everything from Metallica to Bon Jovi. All were gifts but she took the most joy in making them for hospitalized children. Later years found her at the Deli counter at Botto’s.

Barbara fell for a guy with a pink Ford, the late Richie Barber. Their 46 year marriage was blessed with 4 kids: Amy Morris (Ted), Rich Jr., April Fazio (John), Deron (Robin) and 9 grandchildren. She is survived by 3 brothers, Jack, Walt, and James Miller; sisters, Libby Hall and Bertha Blank; pre-deceased by her brother, George.

Services were held at the Life Celebration Studio, Swedesboro. Interment Lake Park Cemetery. Tell a great story of Barb at lifecelebrationstuido.com.

GOLD – Dolores A. Gold, age 81, formerly of Swedesboro and Ocean City passed away on Sept. 14 at home of her daughter. Loving mother of Diane Pickering, Nancy Greenbert, Cynthia Rose, Donna Jane Adams and Leo Gold II.

Arrangements were by Cheega Funeral Home, Swedesboro.

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