Obituaries June 2014 Issue

FRANK – Harry T. Frank, age 89, died Easter Sunday, April 20, after a long illness. Harry was born in Bridgeport to William T. Frank and Edna Lacy Frank and graduated from Paulsboro High School, Class of 1942. He served in the US Naval Aviation 1943-1946, and was a long time resident of Kendall Park and Swedesboro. He started a professional accounting career at Mobil Oil in Paulsboro while completing studies at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He worked for Mobil in Caracas, Venezuela, New York City, and Princeton until he retired. He was active for many years as a Scout Leader and danced with his late wife, Helen Leah Frank, in several local square dance organizations. In retirement, he volunteered as an AARP tax preparer and docent on the Battleship New Jersey.

He is survived by two sons, Karl and Brian, daughter in law, Susan, sister, Judith Ballagny, nieces Kristin Jasper and Jennifer Parker.

Burial St. Paul’s UM Cemetery, Bridgeport. Leave a memory at

GUARRERA – Mariano J. Guarrera Jr., age 25, of Woolwich Township, passed away suddenly on April 22.

Born in Woodbury, Mariano was a graduate of GCIT. A gifted, sweet and funny young man, Mariano’s smile could light up the room. He was a skilled mechanic and was more than happy to help anyone fix anything with wheels or a motor. You could often find him working and spending time with his Dad and Uncle Babe. Mariano enjoyed many outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, and riding dirt bikes and quads. He was a perfectionist and gave 100 percent to any task until it was accomplished.

Beloved son of Mariano J. and Alice J. (nee Wentz) Guarrera; dear brother of Richard (Joanne), Alicia Guarrera and the late Angelo; loving uncle of Anthony, Helina, Amber, Chelsea and Jacob; dear grandson of Christina Guarrera (nee Fama) and the late Angelo and the late John and Viola Wentz (nee Miller). Mariano is survived by many loving aunts, uncles, and friends.

Interment Lake Park Cemetery, Swedesboro. Tributes and memories may be shared at

TURLINSKI – Frances K. (Rafter) Turlinski, age 66, of Mullica Hill, passed away April 23 at Samaritan Inpatient Hospice Center, Mt. Holly. After raising two incredible daughters, Fran rejoined the work force for 13 years in the legal profession. She retired in January 2013. Fran’s love of animals determined how she would spend much of her free time. She became a Docent at the Philadelphia Zoo and chaired or co-chaired numerous committees during her 14 years as a Docent. Her energy was endless when it came to protecting animals and their habitat.

Frances is the wife of Bernie Turlinski, also survived by daughter Michelle Quattrone and her husband Mark, and daughter Heather Turlinski.

Donations can be made to UNICEF to help children of Africa with AIDS and starvation or David Sheldrick Wildlife to help raise orphaned elephants of Africa to be placed back into the wild.

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SULLIVAN – Jean E. Sullivan (nee Dalbow) age 81 of Swedesboro passed away April 23 at Crozer Medical Center, Upland, PA. Born in Salem, she was a graduate of Paulsboro High School, Class of ’51. Jean was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, a member of the Swedesboro Election Board, enjoyed painting, playing cards, and traveling to the shore with family and friends.

She was the wife of the late Joseph A. Sullivan and is survived by her children, Michael (Denise), Kathleen, Gary (Shirlee), Donna (Christine) and Thomas (Geri). Also 19 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, her sister, Barbara Paz, Florence Licciardello and Patricia Dalton. Jean was predeceased by her siblings, Robert, Shirley and Patricia.

Services were held in the Cheega Funeral Home, Swedesboro. Interment Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro. Contributions in Jean’s memory to the Frank & Edith Scarpa Regional Center Pavilion, Inspira Health Network, 1505 W. Sherman Ave., Vineland, NJ 08360 would be appreciated.

De STEFANO – Santa De Stefano (nee Lo Presti) “Sandy” died May 2, of Swedesboro, formerly of SW Philadelphia, surrounded by her loving family.

Beloved wife of the late Anthony “Tony”. Devoted mother of Sharon (Eddie) McNamara, Denise (Robert) McGonigal. Also survived by her 11 grandchildren, sister of the late Anthony & Joseph Lo Presti.

Donations in Sandy’s name can be made to the Penn Medicine Development/Abramson Cancer Center, 3535 Market St. Site 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

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SNYDER – Blanche Lorraine “Dittie” (Price) Snyder passed away May 2, age 67.

Formerly of Mullica Hill, she moved to Virginia in 1980 with her husband Louis and four children. Our kind hearted, gentle soul passed at home surrounded by her loving family, Louis “R”, children Kim, Sandy, Jimmy, (Debbie) and Ronnie. She enjoyed 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Survived by siblings Rosemary (Joe) D’Agostino, Carl (Linda) and Mil Rozzelle. Predeceased by parents Leonard and Myrtle Price, brothers, Ray, Jimmy, Sammie Price.

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D’ANTONIO – Don Richard D’Antonio, age 71, of Woolwich Township, passed away peacefully at home on May 5.

Born in Lansdowne, PA. Rich has resided in Woolwich Township for the past 33 years and worked in the family construction business. He was a loving family man, an avid hunter and fisherman and always there to help someone in need.

Rich is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary Jane, a son, Richard (Rebecca) and daughter Katie Casella. His grandchildren, Isabella and Gabe and sisters, Louise Falkenstein and Barbara Parks.

Services were held at the Cheega Funeral Home, Swedesboro. Contributions in his memory to Autism Speaks, 1060 State Road, 2nd Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540 or Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka Kansas 66675, would be appreciated. Share memories at

HOLMES — Christopher Charles Holmes, 46, died suddenly on May 5. Beloved son of Richard and Judith (Arnold) Holmes, Chris was born in Philadelphia, PA, spent most of his life in Williamstown, and was currently residing in Galloway Township, NJ. He graduated from St. Edwards School, Paul VI High School, and Drexel University with a degree in graphic design. He worked many years for Computer Sciences Corporation in their Moorestown and Evesham Township offices and for the FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center in Pomona, NJ, before assuming his latest position as Proposal Manager for Enterprise Engineering Services in Egg Harbor City, NJ.

Chris was an avid comic book collector, Star Wars aficionado and Stephen King fan. A kinder, more loving or compassionate person would be hard to find.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife Kathy Gallagher, daughter Autumn Gallagher, brother Michael Holmes, sister Jennifer Senkier (Michael), nephews, Bryan, Jonathan, Logan and Aidan Senkier, a niece Makenna Senkier, his in-laws, Les and Judy Gallagher, sister-in-law Pam Weinerth, brother-in-law Joshua Gallagher, numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Contributions may be made to The Christopher C. Holmes Memorial Scholarship, Gloucester County College Foundation, Room 208 – College Center, 1400 Tanyard Road, Sewell, NJ 08080. Memories and condolences may be shared at

McCOLGAN – John (Jack) McColgan Jr., 67, of Woolwich Township passed away May 7. Jack was a member of Steamfitters Local #420, Philadelphia, PA.

He is survived by his wife Debbie (nee Cullen), daughters, Carly (Arthur) Silder and Kristen (Nathan) Simshauser, a granddaughter Jolene and his sisters, Kathleen Rupp and Margaret McColgan.

Contributions to Headstrong Foundation, 232 Green Ave., Holmes, PA or at would be appreciated.

Arrangements by Cheega Funeral Home, Swedesboro. Share memories at

WINTERS – Mary L. Winters (nee Maiura), age 88 of Mullica Hill, passed away peacefully at Cardinal Village on May 10. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she was a longtime resident of Westville and Mullica Hill. Mary was involved with the Golden Age Club and the Seniors Programs in Harrison Twp. where she enjoyed trips to the casinos, bingo and shopping. She enjoyed going to the shore and being with her family, especially her grandchildren, great grandchildren and her 4 generations of granddogs.

She was predeceased by her husband Wilbur R. Winters and siblings William Maiura and Anna Murphy. Survived by her children Jeanne (Robert) Schweigart, Richard (Joanne), Frank J. (Gloria), brother James Maiura, grandchildren Ronald (Lorrie Smith), Debbie (Harry), Richard, Janice, great grandchildren Crystal and Harry and many nieces and nephews.

Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assn., 11000 Lincoln Dr., Marlton, NJ 08053. Memories may be shared at

RODRIGUEZ – Nelson J. Rodriguez, 51 of Swedesboro, passed away May 13 at Inspira Medical Center, Woodbury, surrounded by his family.

Born in Salem, he was a Swedesboro resident for the past 20 years. Nelson was a general handyman who could repair, reconstruct or build just about anything. Nelson had a heart of gold and would help anyone in need whether he knew them or not. He had a great sense of humor, loved telling stories of his escapades and an all-around great guy.

Nelson was predeceased by his mother, Delia Pabon Doss and his brother William and is survived by his daughter, Mandy Rodriguez, 2 grandchildren, his siblings, Diane Ash Rodriguez, Elizabeth Costa Rodriguez, Judy Rodriguez and Anthony Rodriguez. Interment Lake Park Cemetery, Swedesboro.

Arrangements by the Cheega Funeral Home, Swedesboro. Share memories at

ASKIN – Catherine Askin (nee Giordano) age 77 years of Mt. Royal died May 13 in her home surrounded by her family. She was born and raised in Paulsboro where she graduated from Paulsboro High School Class of 1954. Mrs. Askin retired as a postal clerk with over 20 years of service in the Mullica Hill Post Office. She enjoyed shopping and trips to the shore.

She is survived by her children, Walt Askin Jr. and Tish Biggs of Mt. Royal, Debbie and Mike Gross of Paulsboro; her special angels, Gia and Angelina Biggs; her sister, Marie and Rick Keuler of West Deptford and her brother, Samuel and Carole Giordano of Clarksboro. Mrs. Askin was predeceased by her husband, Walter Askin Sr., her parents, Amelia and Samuel Gordano Sr. and her brother, Nicholas Giordano.

Services were held at the McBride-Foley Funeral Home, Paulsboro.

Contributions can be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society, 1851 Old Cuthbert Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08034. Memories can be shared at

LANGOWSKI – Edward A. Langowski Jr. The family and friends of Edward A. Langowski Jr., 59, are mourning his loss on May 18. Born in Woodbury, a lifelong resident of Mullica Hill, Ed passed away at his home. Ed, a retired Fire Inspector for the State of New Jersey, had also served as EMT with Ferrell Fire Department. An avid collector of motorized radio controlled planes, Ed was a member and past officer of the Salem County RC Club.

Surviving are his three sons, Edward A. Langowski III of Mullica Hill, Christopher Langowski of Vineland, and Timothy Langowski of Mays Landing, grandsons, Timmy and Ian. Sister Patricia Copeland of Mullica Hill and brother Eugene Langowski of Elmer.

SWEENEY – Frank H. Sweeney Jr., age 64 of Mullica Hill passed away on May 18. Frank loved spending time with his family and friends, enjoyed playing golf and loved sharing a good joke.

Son of the late Frank H. Sweeney and Sara L. (nee Adams), he is survived by his sister, Cynthia Troyner and her husband Mike, Eileen Foster and her husband Chuck, his brother, Ron and his wife Mary, brothers-in-law Frank Kircher and Tryg Farestad, and many aunts, nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends. Frank was also predeceased by his brother, Arthur Curtis Sweeney, and sisters, Mary Adams, Frances Kircher, and Sara Farestad.

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CHANCE – Kathleen F. Chance (nee Riley) age 73, of Woolwich Twp., went home to be with the Lord on May 18. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of James and Frances Riley (nee Doran). Kathleen enjoyed shopping, going to the shore, and fishing. Spending time with family and friends was most important to her.

Wife of the late William J. Chance, she is survived by her loving children, Edward Chance (Susan Conover), John Chance, Donna Marie Chance (Wayne Hanby), and Colleen Chance (Francis Roberts), her granddaughter, Ashley Hanby, her brother, James Riley, her sister, Rose Marie Shannon and will be sadly missed by her dog, Moe. Kathleen was also predeceased by her sister Lorraine.

Burial at Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro. Memories and condolences can be shared at

ANDERSON II – Victor F. Anderson, II, age 61, of Mullica Hill passed away May 20 at home with family. Victor was a man of many special interests and unique qualities. He spent his time enjoying his music, history, and the Arts of American Indian culture and Japanese Prints. He was fond of antiques and was a collector of items that peaked his interests. Victor was an avid motorcycle enthusiast and restored his own antique Harley Davidson motorcycles. He enjoyed spending time on his property and the nature that surrounded him. Victor expressed himself through his love of the art of tattooing as well as practicing the Buddhist culture. He was an animal lover and a diehard Chicago Bears fan. Victor also enjoyed the work and life that he spent in Colorado. He was employed with Billows Electric Supply as a sales associate.

Victor is survived by his son, Victor III, his mother Betty Lou Anderson, and former spouse Sheryl Smith Parker. Predeceased by son Jacob and father Victor Anderson.

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LUSKA – Anne K. Luska (nee Kavaliunas) age 90 was suddenly reunited with her husband Coyle on May 20. Anne was a loving mother, grandmother, and aunt. She devoted her life to her family and teaching. She began her life working on her parent’s dairy farm and did payroll for Paulsboro Dress Company. Anne was a graduate of Swedesboro High school; Rider college where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology and Glassboro State College where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She worked as an elementary school teacher. Anny enjoyed teaching cake decorating, spending time at the shore with family and friends, and gardening.

Beloved wife of the late Coyle; devoted mother to Joseph, Christine Moraca (Robert) and Anne; cherished grandmother of Susan, Robert, Denise, Melanie and John; great grandmother of two. Treasured aunt to Erica, Julie, Jessie, Sandy, Helen, and Tom; great-aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Interment Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro.

LAWRENCE – Elton C. Lawrence, age 85, of Mullica Hill passed away on May 23. Born and raised in Westville, he was a former Vice President of United Elevator Co. in Philadelphia. Elton loved spending time with his family, and enjoyed riding his tractor through the woods and watching the wildlife.

He leaves behind his devoted wife of over 60 years, Claire Lawrence (nee Haring). He is also survived by his three children, Clay Lawrence of Woolwich, Cyndy Matson and her husband Marty of West Deptford, and Lisa Potrzuski and her husband David of Pittsgrove, three grandchildren, Danielle Matson, Emily and Abby Potrzuski, and his sister Elva DuLaney.

Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1851 Old Cuthbert Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08034. Memories and condolences can be shared at

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