Obituaries March 2015 Issue

AMUNDSON — June M. Amundson, 54 of Scandia, formerly of Mickleton, passed away peacefully on Dec. 26, 2014 at her home. June is preceded in death by parents, Carlton and Charlotte Carter; sister, S. Lee Carter; brother-in-law, Ted Winpenny. She will be deeply missed by husband, Greg Amundson; son, Erik Amundson; daughter, Dana Amundson; sister, Anita Winpenny; father and mother-in-law, Jerry and Mary Amundson; brothers-in-law, Doug (Lori) Amundson and Steve Amundson; other relatives and many friends. Please make a pledge to – “Team JuneBug” Fight For Air Climb, an American Lung Association Event – February 2015. Send checks payable to Greg Amundson, write “Fight for Air” in the memo line and mail to Attn: Greg Amundson, Roberts Family Funeral Home, 555 Centennial Dr. SW, Forest Lake, MN 55025.

SALDONIS — Joseph M. Saldonis III, 39, of Gibbstown, formerly of Bridgeport, passed away Jan. 10. He is the beloved husband of Filomena (nee Malara), devoted father of Christina, Britanie, Gabriella, Mariah, Amanda, Joseph IV, loving son of Joseph Jr. and Patricia (nee Richards), brother of Benjamin, Shannon and the late Christine Saldonis, grandfather of Gianni, Giovanna, expected granddaughter, also survived by many nieces and nephews. Joey loved spending time with his family and friends, and especially enjoyed fishing. He was a mechanic for SMI and Godwin Pumps of America. To share memories/condolences www.landolfifuneralhome.com.

STROCKBINE — Alanson “George” Strockbine of Charlotte Court House, formerly of East Greenwich and Elmer, returned home to his Creator on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. When he lived in New Jersey, George worked at Exit 2 on the New Jersey Turnpike at the Citgo Service Center. He was also employed at Owens-Corning Fiberglass in Barrington. Even when he slowed down a bit, many stranded travelers were helped by the friendly mechanic in the tow truck. George served his community as a member of the East Greenwich Fire Department and East Greenwich Ambulance Department for many years. He also devoted 50 years of service to the Clayton Fire Company. He was a life member of the Gloucester County Fire Chief’s Association and held the position of Vice President for some time. George was an Army veteran and served in Germany during WWII, where he received his Army of Occupation and WWII Victory Medal. He was honorably discharged in March of 1947. When he moved to Virginia in 1997, he worked in the restaurant business and made sure everyone was greeted with a welcoming smile and maybe, even a joke. He made everyone feel welcome. George spent his retirement building memories with his children, grandchildren, family and friends doing the things he loved. He was a big NASCAR fan and liked to attend races and events. He enjoyed camping on Skyline Drive and vacationing in Franklin, Maine, and was an avid fisherman. He loved visiting the casinos in Atlantic City. His big passion was trains. He traveled all over to go to train shows and events, and his pride and joy was his train display in his basement. He shared these things with the people he was closest to. George was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother, and brother Jim. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sandy; a brother, Charles, many children and grandchildren as well as other family and friends who cared for him and loved him. The Family has suggested that donations can be sent to either the Clayton Fire Department, 107 West High Street, Clayton, NJ 08312 or to the East Greenwich Fire Department, 5 West Cohawkin Rd., Clarksboro, NJ 08020 in George’s memory. www.adamsfuneralhome.org Adams Funeral Home. —

BRADWAY — Phyllis M. Bradway, age 82, formally of Harrisonville, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. She was a resident at the Woodbury Mews Assisted Living for the past three years. She was the daughter of the late Raymond and Mabel (Zimmerman) Martin. Phyllis and her husband, Franklin, owned and operated Bradway’s Furniture for many years in Harrisonville. She also was a secretary for the South Harrison Township Police Department and served as the township clerk for a short time. She enjoyed antique collecting, trips to Cape May, gardening and drove a school bus for South Harrison Township Board of Education. She was a lifelong member of St. Johns United Methodist Church of Harrisonville and was involved in many church committees along with teaching Sunday School. She is survived by her two daughters; Linda S. Oziminski (John), Cheryl A. Bradway, a son Franklin R. Bradway (Brenda), and four grandchildren: Heather, Beth, David, and Jacob. In addition to her parents she was also predeceased by her husband Franklin D. Bradway, daughter Melissa B. Bradway and two sisters, Virginia Graham and Shirley Sandstrom. Memorial contributions can be made to: St. Johns United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 2, Harrisonville, NJ 08039. Please visit www.htlayton.com to leave a note of condolence to the family.

CUESTA — Nejette Cuesta formerly (nee Spangler), of Woodstown formerly Mullica Hill, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Jan. 28, 2015 at 83 Years. Beloved wife of the late James F. Cuesta; Devoted mother of Peter and his wife Kimberly; Cherished grandmother of Madison& Abigail; Dear sister of Jeanette Tabler; Caring sister in law to Joe Johns; Predeceased by her cherished siblings George Spangler, Olive Brady, Dorothy Pyffer & Eleanor Gravenstein; Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends. Nejette was a faithful longtime parishioner of the Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit Church. She truly loved her friends and “second” family members of Friends Village at Woodstown. Nejette’s kind heart and beautiful smile will always be remembered by those who love her. The family requests memorial donations be made in Nejette’s name to Holy Spirit Parish Center, 17 Earlington Ave. in Mullica Hill, NJ, 08062.

BEIER — Ernest Beier Jr., age 89, of Cherry Hill and formerly Mickleton, beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, peacefully passed away at his Cherry Hill home of over 57 years on Feb. 1 from Alzheimer’s disease surrounded by his loving family. Ernie was born and raised in Mount Ephraim, NJ, along with his sisters, Carolyn Beier Kent (deceased) and Rose Beier Hopkins of Greensboro, NC. He attended Audubon High School. During World War II, he was a flight navigator in the Army Air Corp. After the war ended, Ernie attended Montclair State Teacher’s College on the GI bill, where he received a BA degree in Education and met Elinor, his wife of 64 years. He is survived by his wife, Elinor Sundberg Beier, his sisters: Rose and her family, Carolyn’s family; his five children: Ernest Beier, III DVM of Mickleton, Karl M. Beier MD of Syria, VA, Karen Beier Korkuch of Medford, NJ, Kathleen Beier Shields of Parkville, MD, and Cynthia Elinor Weber MD of Nazareth, PA.; his grandchildren: Kristopher Beier, Jennifer McKay, Meghan Beier PhD, Edward Korkuch III, Laura Johnson DPT, John Shields, Benjamin Shields, Victoria Weber, R. Christian Weber III, Anna Weber; and his great-grandchildren: Abigail McKay, Parker McKay, Kaylee Beier, Colton Korkuch, and Jackson Shields. Inurnment Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro. Donations to the Ernest and Elinor Beier Fund for Alzheimer’s Research at Penn Medicine will be gratefully accepted. Kindly make checks payable to “Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania” and mail to: Penn Medicine Development, Attn: Mike Sofolarides, 3535 Market Street, Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

GOSLIN — Joseph Robert Goslin. Blue blood ran thru his veins: Bobby’s life centered on law enforcement. He started in 1964 in Swedesboro as a reserve officer and later went with Woolwich Twp. Police. His later years found him as Chief of Police in South Harrison. Bobby was an old fashioned cop: there was never any need to profile, he knew every person in his communities. Bobby always had a second career: he drove a school bus, a farm truck, and a dump truck, and ran his own company, Goslin Industrial Cleaning Service for 25 years. Everyone knew he was standup and honest guy.

He is survived by wife, Eva S., three children, Andrew (Sandy), Linda (Keith) Rogers, and Terrence (Kim), one granddaughter, Courtney Rogers and his caregiver and companion, Barbara Murphy. Tell a great story about Bobby at lifecelebrationstudio.com.

BROWN — Grace A. Brown (nee Patrick) age 86, passed away quietly after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s on Feb. 1, at her home in Mickleton, where she has lived since 1948. She was raised in Mannington Township, Salem County. As a strong supporter of farming and farm families, Grace was a life-long member of both the NJ and American Farm Bureaus. She was active in all levels of The Grange, holding offices and serving on numerous committees in the Mullica Hill Grange #51, and Gloucester County Pomona Grange #8. Grace was an officer and a member of several committees for both the NJ State and National Granges. She was a director with the Gloucester County Board of Agriculture, and was a recipient of their Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award. Grace had a lovely singing voice and often performed at Grange and The Friends Meeting. She loved crafts, working in her garden and received awards for her fruit and vegetable canning. Many chicken barbeques were served by her for the Gloucester County 4-H. While her children were attending Kingsway Regional High School, she was an active Band Booster, helping with costumes, fundraisers and parades. Grace was a former rural postal carrier at the Mickleton Post Office, and stepped in to help at the Candy Box in Richwood during holiday seasons. Together with her beloved late husband, Richard S. Brown, she raised seven children: Susan Handron (John) of Cape May Courthouse, NJ; Clinton (Janet) of Mickleton; Loretta Tucker (Mark) of Jupiter, FL; Army Gac (Gerry) of Waxhaw, NC; Roy (Debbie) of National Park, NJ; Timothy (Bridget) of Mickleton; and Steven of Mickleton. Also mourning her loss are 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Grace was predeceased by her brother, Samuel Patrick, and sister, Imogene Patrick. In memory of Grace, please consider giving to the Friends Home Foundation, P. O. Box 437, Woodstown, NJ 08094. Memories may be shared at www.kelleyfhpitman.com Kelley Funeral Home 125 Pitman Ave. Pitman, NJ 08071 856-589-6308.

PERRY — Carl W. Perry, 75. His youth found him moving to Swedesboro. Carl graduated from Swedesboro High Class of ’58 and a short time later joined the Army serving three years. Repairmen were never needed at Carl’s home: he fixed everything from plumbing to electrical. When his daughters bought homes Carl was, of course, always there with his tool kit. He served Swedesboro for several years as a police officer. Before leaving for the military Carl worked at Netherby’s Station. One day he was smitten by Kathryn Hunt when she stopped to fill up. He did a little investigating and found her in Auburn. They celebrated 53 years together and were blessed with two daughters: Carla( Raoul) Parker and Diana (Travis )Wood, and three grandchildren: Erica, Gregory and the late Adam Parker. Tell a great story about Carl at lifecelebrationstudio.com.

BLISS — Robert Frank Bliss of Clarksboro on Feb. 5. Aged 78 years. A generous, hardworking man, Bob was well liked and always willing to help out. He proudly served our country in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Prior to retirement, Bob was employed by the United States Treasury as computer systems analyst for over 30 years. He then worked for Ace Ford as a service writer for several years. His passion was for cars. You could always find him tinkering in the garage or watching NASCAR. He is the beloved husband of 56 years to Martha A. (nee Hansen); devoted father of Steven (Theresa), Daniel and Leigh Ann Bruder (Brian); loving grandfather of Daniel, Taylor, Shelby, Brandon, Micah and Derek. Share the memories – share love – ShareLife at www.mcgfuneral.com McGuinness Funeral Home 34 Hunter St. Woodbury, NJ 08096 856-845-0888.

TUMOLO — Geraldine M. Tumolo of Mullica Hill, formerly of Westville, passed away at home Feb.9, with her family by her side at the age of 75. Geraldine was born on Nov. 10, 1939 in Westville NJ to the late Anthony and Geraldine Tumolo nee (Pettolina). She retired from the US Defense Personnel Support Center of Philadelphia with 25 years of service, and loved spending time with her grandchildren, cooking, baking, craft making and playing bingo. Geraldine is survived by her daughter Kelly-Ann (Dave) Lore of Mullica Hill; her son Bob (Cindy) Thomas of Brookhaven PA; four grandsons Ryan Lore; Morgan Thomas; Shane Lore and Hagen Thomas; two sisters Dolores Sprague; Roxanne Saunders both of Westville and many nieces and nephews. Contributions in Geraldine’s memory, may be made to St. Jude Children Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Memories and condolences may be shared @www.ellisstiefelfuneralhome.com. Ellis Stiefel Funeral Home 301 Highland Ave. Westville, NJ 08093 856-456-4206.

TWIGG — Marjorie Twigg of Swedesboro, went Home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at the age of 92 years (nee Moore), of Haddon Hts., NJ. Born on Dec. 21, 1922 in Swedesboro, NJ, in 1940 Marjorie graduated Swedesboro High School and then nursing school in June of 1945. She married the late James Twigg in 1950 and was married for 47 years. Marjorie had two children, Richard Twigg of Palmyra, NJ and Cynthia Kovlak (Vince) of Bellmawr, NJ. She is also survived by five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Interment, Lake Park Cemetery, Swedesboro. Donations may be made to Ramiah Ministries, 5 Pine Terrace, West Berlin, NJ 08091. Condolences may be posted to www.duboisfuneralhome.net.

MARCONE — Samuel A. Marcone, age 91, of Mullica Hill, died on Feb. 17. Sam was a strong and caring man who was a great provider, great father, and wonderful husband. He proudly served the US Army during World War II and later dedicated 15 years as owner to the Evergreen Lumber Co. His spare time was filled with mowing his lawn, tending to his vegetable garden, mowing his lawn, and cooking wonderful meals and desserts for his family and mowing his lawn again. Beloved husband of 68 years to Marian (nee Contarino); Devoted father of Theresa Derico and Trisha; Cherished grandfather of Damian and Devon (Tom); Treasured great grandfather of Giana and Tommy; Adored uncle to many; and leaves behind his beloved his cat Ernie. Donations may be made in his name to benefit the animals he loved at the Precious Love Fund, 1044 Mantua Ave., Wenonah, NJ 08090, www.preciouslovefund.com. Share the memories at www.mcgfuneral.com.

BASCONE — Richard Bascone, 68. Some people live exclusively for others: you’d find Rich in a ripped up shirt and sweat pants, his only concern would be making sure that your clothes were perfect. He started his day off every day at Dunkin Doughnuts before heading up to watch after his grandkids. Rich wasn’t a casual fan: he had lots of opinions about the Phils, Eagles and Flyers and made the trek down to Clearwater to check out spring training. Rich served our nation in Vietnam and he worked for many years as a printer at Color Source in Pennsauken. Quiet times found him listening to some Garth Brooks, watching the Scifi channel, and enjoying reds and whites from the Heritage Winery. He is survived by his wife, Regina; his son, Stephen, and his daughter, Bethann Bennett (Anthony). Poppy called them Little Buckos, but the big guy didn’t stand a chance against his 5 grandchildren: Tyler, Michaela, Nathan, Joshua and Landon. Tyler and Michaela were more like kids to him; he never missed a soccer game or a dance recital.

MURPHY — Virginia A. Murphy, 81. You would have known her as Ginny, Aunt Ginny or Gin Gin. Ginny was raised on a farm, one of 16 children. As a child she saw how hard workers earned high praise and Ginny was never a slouch. To the end Ginny believed in being punctual; she died shoveling out her driveway to head to work at Damask Candies. Of course, come holidays you’d find wearing her bonnet and filling Damask to the roof with candies. She had a green thumb: her Christmas cactus bloomed every Thanksgiving. Cleaning the inside of her home wasn’t enough for Ginny; last year she scrubbed down all her exterior walls. Perhaps the only time she sat still is when Lucy Capri would come over and sit on their outside porch and enjoy the evening air.

A young Ginny Hunt was on a date when another gentleman asked her to dance. That dance was with the late Arthur. They married and were blessed with two sons, David (Diane) of Carney’s Point and Michael of Swedesboro. She is survived by three brothers, Samuel (Anita), Walter (Barbara) and Kenneth (Joyce) Hunt; and sisters, Dorothy (Phil) Coppolino and Edith (Louis) Wilson; and numerous nieces and nephews. Donations to Bethesda U.M. Church, 1433 Kings Highway will be appreciated. Tell a great story about Ginny at lifecelebrationstudio.com.

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