October 2014 Issue Obituaries

BRICKNER — Henry J. Brickner Sr. age 84, of Clarksboro passed away Aug. 17 at Home. Henry was a lifelong resident of Clarksboro and was retired after 40 years with Mobil Oil Corp. Henry enjoyed spending the winters in Sebastian, Florida, hunting, fishing, playing cards, and telling jokes.
Henry is survived by his wife Sandra A.(Burt) Brickner, sons: Henry J. Brickner, Jr. (Rose), Scott T. Brickner, step children Bonny Keys, Vicky Doran, Donald Keen, Scott Keen, Michael Keen, Shelley Herrman, 11 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, brother Donald Brickner, and many nieces and nephews.
Interment to follow at Eglington Cemetery. Donations can be made to Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Drive Suite 300 Marlton, NJ 08053. Memories and condolences can be shared at www.smithfhmantua.com .

LEONARDI — Frances J. Leonardi, age 93 of Swedesboro, passed away Aug. 20. A life resident of the Swedesboro area, she had owned and operated the Kingsway Diner and was a seamstress at the former sewing factory in Swedesboro.
Wife of the late Rosario P., she is survived by her son Alfio R., sisters, Rose McAteer and Angelina Casella, 4 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Frank J., 2 brothers and 2 sisters.
Funeral services were held at THE CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, Swedesboro. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Twp., NJ.
Donations in her memory to the Autism Research Inst., 4182 Adams Ave., San Diego, Ca. 92116 or the Alzheimer’s Foundation of Am., 322 8th Ave. 7th Flr., New York, NY 10001 would be appreciated. Share memories at www.cheega funeralhome.com.

MIHLEBACH — Charles J. Mihlebach age 85 years of Clarksboro died Friday, Aug. 22 in his home surrounded by his family and the farm that he loved. He was born and raised in the same house where he lived and farmed vegetables all of his life.
Mr. Mihlebach was a member of the Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit, Holy Name of Jesus Church, Mullica Hill. He enjoyed working on the farm with his family, hunting and turkey shoots.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine Mihlebach (nee Wittick) of Clarksboro; his children, Charles and Elaine Mihlebach of Alloway, Mark and Monique Mihlebach of Clarksboro, Joanne and Don Ley of Clarksboro; 7 grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter and his sister, Helen Simonson of West Deptford. The Funeral Service were held at the McBRIDE – FOLEY FUNERAL HOME, Paulsboro. Interment Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro.
Contributions can be made in his memory to Inspira Hospice, 1138 E. Chestnut Ave., Vineland, NJ 08360. Memories can be shared at www.mcbridefoleyfh.com.

NOLTE — Ali Morgan Nolte, age 22, of Clarksboro passed away suddenly on Aug. 23.
Born in Philadelphia, she loved horses and rode most of her childhood. Ali loved to compete at the 4H Fair and local shows. She loved her horse “Buck” that she had for several years. Ali also loved her sister’s dog “Dotboy”. They were best friends and called herself Auntie Ali. She was an animal lover, and received that trait from her grandmother Lois Chance. Ali was always laughing, making jokes, and tried to help anyone she could.
Ali is survived by her parents, Henry “Chuck” Nolte and Lois “Dolly” (nee Chance), her sister Niki Nolte and and future brother-in-law James Pennington, her grandparents, Russ and Pat Nolte, aunts, Nancy Nolte Carter, and Debbie (Chris) Dragon, cousins, Jillian (David) Rocha, Eric and Jeff Dragon, and Carrie and Emma Carter. Ali was predeceased by her grandparents Adelbert and Lois Chance.
Memories and condolences can be shared at www.smithfhmantua.

MOORE — Inez Moore (nee Clark), age 72 died on Aug. 23.
Born in Georgia and raised in Philadelphia, she lived in Swedesboro for the last six years. She worked as the QA Tech I for LaBrea Bakery for 12 years.
Inez was the wife of the late Hubert Moore and predeceased by her son Barry and brothers Willie Clark Jr. and Sir Alton Clark. Survived by her children Rochella, Raymond Moore, Darlene (Jesse) Hatten, Dr. Anthony Moore( Kim), brothers Donald and Wayne Clark, sisters Denise and Roslyn Clark, Jean Brown, grandchildren Jomarr Hatten, Kendra Todd, Quadir Moore, Sofeeya Moore, Taylor Moore, Jordan Moore, Sarah Qiana Moore, William Moore, great grandchildren Tru Todd and Taahir Moore, Shorell Kayla Morris and Justin Eugene Walker and special and loving friend Wayne Talmadge.
Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Mt. Royal. Memories may be shared at www.buddfuneralhome.com

HACKETT — Raymond Wesley Hackett, age 91 of Harrisonville, died Aug. 27, 2014 in Elmer Hospital.
Born in Salem, son of the late John Wesley & Corina (Ruhl) Hackett, he was raised in Daretown and lived in Harrisonville for over 65 years. He was a 1940 graduate of Woodstown High School.
Raymond owned and operated Pine Entrance Dairy Farm from 1975 to 1995. Prior to owning the farm, he was employed there from 1948 until he purchased it.
He was an active member of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Harrisonville and was a charter member of the Harrisonville Ruritan Club with over 50 years of service. He also had been a member of the South Harrison Twp. School Board and Planning Board, a member of the NJ Holstein and National Holstein Associations, and a member of the Harrisonville Grange.
Raymond is survived by his wife of 13 years, Edith Marie (Watson); his son, Raymond Jr. (Debi); his daughter, Lois Moore (Prep); his step-children, Kevin Owen (Yvonne), Richard Owen (Karen), and Donna Flynn (Lance Peters); several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his sister, Elizabeth Smith; two brothers, Alfred (Carolyn) and Robert; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Helen L. Hackett; his granddaughter, Bridget Nelson; his sisters, Dorothy Fitchhorn, Ella Syrmanske, Rachel Thompson, Lillian MacFarland, and baby Corina Hackett; and his brothers, John and Harold Hackett.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s United Methodist Church, PO Box 2, Harrisonville, NJ 08039. Please visit www.htlayton.com to leave a note of condolence to the family.

CAVALLARO — John A. Cavallaro Jr. July 8, 1934 – August 28, 2014. John A. Cavallaro Jr., age 80, of Mt. Royal passed away suddenly on Aug. 28. Born in Swedesboro, he worked as a Diesel Technician and heavy equipment operator for his family business Cavallaro LLC. He was an avid fan of car racing especially stock cars.
John loved his family and adored his grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Husband of Sara Sue (nee Vasta), he is also survived by his daughter, Jeanette M. Cavallaro, his son John A. Cavallaro, III and his wife Michelle, two grandchildren, Jane Marie and Amanda Rose Cavallaro, his brother, Alfred L. Cavallaro, his sister, Joanne M. Mucci, nieces and nephews, Linda M. Mucci, Frederick J. Mucci, III and his wife Ana Maria, Christopher & Michael Mucci, Paul A. and Jenna Lynne Cavallaro, Jada Lyn D’Alfonso and Benjamin D. Vasta, Jr. John was predeceased by his brothers-in-law, Benjamin D. Vasta Sr., Frederick J. Mucci Jr. and nephew Christoper P. Mucci.
Burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Swedesboro. Memories and condolences can be shared at www.smithfhmantua.com.

SERGEIKO — Carol Lynn Sergeiko Mullica Hill Carol Lynn Sergeiko (nee Motsinger), 42, of Mullica Hill, passed away on Sept. 4 after a long battle with breast cancer.
Devoted mother to Alexandra DeLeo and Catherine Sergeiko. Loving daughter, sister, aunt and friend.

KECHAIDIS — Eleni Kechaidis, (nee Kalkanidis), age 85, of Mullica Hill passed away on Sept. 5 at her home.
Beloved wife of Panayote Kechaidis for 60 years. Devoted mother of Anna K. Brecht (Don) of Mullica Hill and Maria Kechaidis (Mark Flescher) of Manalapan. Loving grandmother of Eleni and Annemarie Brecht and Eleni Rose Flescher.
Contributions may be made to St. Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Church, 430 W. Wheat Rd., Vineland, NJ. Thoughts and prayers may be extended to the family at www.FERTIGFUNERALHOME.

BOWEN — Jack E. Bowen, Sr. Mullica Hill, NJ Jack E. Bowen, Sr., age 95 died on Sept. 8.
Formerly of Pitman, Jack has lived in Mullica Hill for the past 18 years. He was a Research Chemist for Mobil Oil in Paulsboro for over 37 years. He retired in 1980. Jack was a member of the Pegasus Club and the American Chemical Society.
He was predeceased by his wife Louse Enid Bowen (nee McCallister). Survived by his children Sandra (Charles) McEvoy, Nancy (Fred) Tomlin, Jack Jr. (Carroll), grandchildren David (Anne) McEvoy, Pamela (Kenneth) Ford, Jennifer (Benjamin) Mabie, Amy (Vince) Ceroli, Christopher (Linda) Bowen, John Kipp Bowen and 9 great grandchildren.
Interment Eglington Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Assn, 1 Union St, Robbinsville, NJ 08691. Memories may be shared at www.kelleyfhpitman.com.

SZCZEPKOWSKI — Linda Marie Szczepkowski Clarksboro Linda Marie Szczepkowski (nee Wilson), age 83 passed peacefully at Shady Lane Nursing Home, Clarksboro on Sept. 8. Linda was born on February 8, 1931 in Philadelphia.
She was predeceased by her husbands Ruban Eckert, John Coxe Sr., William Szczepkowski and loving daughter Linda Tang. Linda is survived by her sons Jerry Eckert, John H. Coxe Jr. (Dorothy), daughter Tina (Wayne) Grube and Maria Szczepkowski. She also left behind 8 grandchildren Michael (Amber) Eckert, Tammy (Keki) Sierra, Christopher Tang, Kristine (Jon) Coxe, Shawn, Anthony and Nicholas Trimble, Shelby Szczepkowski and 2 great grandchildren Cadence and Connor Eckert. Linda and her husband William were both foster parents to many for over 30 years.
Contributions may be made to Moorestown Hospice, 300 Harper Drive Moorestown, NJ 08057. Memories may be shared at www.buddfuneralhome.com.

JACOBS — Theodore J. Jacobs “Buster” Swedesboro Theodore J. Jacobs “Buster”, age 97, passed away peacefully on Sept. 10. Buster was born in Swedesboro and later moved to Woodbury.
He was a graduate of Woodbury High School, and joined the United States Marine Corp, where he received a Purple Heart for his dedication to our country. He was a big hearted, wonderful man. Buster would do anything for anyone and will be deeply missed by all that knew him.
Buster is predeceased by his dear siblings Walter, Louis, Gus, Edward, Alice and Florence. He is survived by his loving sister Kathryn J. Jones. Buster leaves behind many nieces, nephews and was a loving great uncle to many great nieces and nephews.
Tributes and memorials may be shared at www.mcgfuneral.com.

DeCAMILLIS — Eleanor M. DeCamillis Swedesboro Eleanor M. DeCamillis (nee Williamson) on Sept. 10, of Swedesboro. Age 83.
Loving wife of Carmine D. DeCamillis, Sr. Mother of Debra Williams (Jeffery) of Browns Mills, Carmine D. DeCamillis, Jr. (Jill) of Swedesboro and Eleanor Saldana (Ivan) of Puerto Rico. Sister of Patty Costigan of Pennsylvania. Grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of five.
Condolences can be shared at www.boucherfuneralhome.com.

RUSSELL — William E. Russell III, age 87, of Mullica Hill passed away on Sept. 13.
Born in Clayton, he served in the US Navy Seabees stationed in the Philippines during WWII. Bill had been a resident of Mullica Hill for 55 years and worked as a house mover for his family business, William E. Russell & Sons. He moved many historical structures in the eastern US.
He was a past president of the Harrison Township and Glassboro Rotary Club. He was a Paul Harris Award recipient. He was instrumental in developing the Department of Recreation in Harrison Twp. and donated and built the building and picnic pavilion at the park in his son’s memory. He was awarded an honorary engineering degree by the state of Pennsylvania.
Bill is survived by his wife Jacqueline (nee Burkett), his daughter, Barbara Rylander and her husband Anthony of Dallas, TX, grandchildren, William Rylander & his wife Erica, and Joshua Rylander, one great granddaughter Kagome, niece Susan Russell, and two brothers, Kenneth Russell of CA & Robert Russell of Mullica Hill. He was predeceased by his children, William C. Russell and Kathryn Ann Russell. Donations can be made to ARC of Gloucester County, 1555 Gateway Blvd., West Deptford, NJ 08096.Memories and condolences can be shared at www.smithfhmantua.com.

DUTKA — Dolores J. Dutka Clarksboro Doloris J. Dutka, aged 63 years, of Clarksboro,passed away peacefully at Lourdes Specialty Hospital, Willingboro on Sept. 17 with her loving family by her side after a long illness. Born in Philadelphia, Dolores grew up in Woodbury Heights. She worked for Cumberland Farms as a Training Manager for more than 19 years. Dolores later retired from MRS Associates in 2009. Dolores possessed a contagious smile and bubbly personality. She was the type of woman that saw the cup “half full”. Dolores loved to do Tole Painting and many crafts. Dolores was also an unbeatable Scrabble Player.
Dolores is the loving mother of Theresa (Steve) Chiplis; dearest friend of Terri McDade; dear sister of Charlotte Sage, Rosemarie Dargiol, Lorraine Putz, William (Patti) Dutka; cherished sister in law of Terry, Rose and Elaine; also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. Dolores was a “special aunt” to Katelyn Worrell who was a blessing in her life. She is predeceased by her parents, Joseph & Mary Dutka; and siblings, Joseph, Frankie, Buddy and Richie Dutka. Dolores will be missed by her extended family and close friends.
Dolores’ family requests memorial contributions in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Tributes and memories may be shared by visiting www.mcgfuneral.com.

IMMLER — Eleanor “Nell” Jean (Frezeman) Immler, 90, of Swedesboro went home to the Lord on Sept. 17 surrounded by her daughters and daughter-in-law.
She was the loving mother of Jean Immler and Angela Huggins and “Grammi” of Christian Huggins, Elizabeth Huggins, and Abigail Betz. Nell grew up in Reading, PA and is graduate of Lebanon Valley College, Class of 1946. Nell became a choral director in the Merchantville Schools in the 1950’s and Pennsauken High School from 1962 through 1964.
In addition, she was the founder and director of the community choral group, Friends of Music Chorale from 1962 through 1972. Nell served numerous churches in the South Jersey area as a church organist and choir director. For the past seven years she dedicated her talents to the congregation at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church of Mullica Hill.
Nell was a talented artist. She was a long time member and past president of the Gloucester County Art League. Over the years, her paintings won numerous awards in various community art shows.
Nell loved life to the fullest and was always ready for an adventure. She always encouraged others through her motto, “SING!, DANCE!, LAUGH!, PRAY,..ALL IS WELL!.”
As an expression of celebration of Nell’s life, contributions may be made to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Music Ministry Fund.

WALTER — Paul J. Walter, 85, of Gibbstown, formerly of Swedesboro, passed away Sept. 18.
He was the beloved husband of Mary R. (nee Breen), devoted father of Paul (Trish), Thomas (Joanna), Eric (Cheryl), Matthew (Amybeth), loving grandfather of Brittany, Zachary, Timothy, Hayley, Jacob, Jason, great grandaughter Gabriella, brother of Anthony (Myrtle), George, Frank (Eleanor) and Eva Bundens. Predeceased by his siblings Joseph, John, Mary Searl, Thomas and Steven.
Paul was a 1946 graduate of Swedesboro High. For over 20 years he was a pipefitter for Mobil Oil. He was a Little League coach and umpire for Gibbstown, was an avid gardener and enjoyed attending daily Mass.
Interment St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Swedesboro. Donations may be sent to either the St. Clare of Assisi Parish, 140 Broad St., Swedesboro NJ 08085 or the Guardian Angels School, 150 S. School St., Gibbstown NJ 08027. To share condolences http://www.landolfifuneralhome.com.

KELLER — Sara M. Keller age 89, of Mullica Hill, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 20. Born in Woodstown, she worked at Underwood Hospital as the snack bar manager. Sara enjoyed word find puzzles and watching television shows of the 1960’s and Walker Texas Ranger.
Wife of the late Charles W. Keller, she is survived by her daughter Dora Keller of Mullica Hill, and multiple nieces and nephews.
Internment at Eglington Cemetery in Clarksboro. As an expression of sympathy contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1851 Old Cuthbert Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 Memories and Condolences can be shared at www.smithfhmantua.com.

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