July Obituaries

STACK — Carl F. Stack, 78 of Woolwich Twp. died on May 22 at Inspira Hospital, Woodbury. Carl was born in Prince George, MD, served in the US Army and worked for the Raytheon Company that took him all over the world and retired in 2000 from the Salem Nuclear Power Plant. He was a member of the Steam Fitter Union Local 602 of Washington DC. He also worked at the Mantua Home Depot Store and was known as “Cap”. Carl was a member of the Moose Lodge and an avid Redskin Fan. Survived by his beloved wife Jacklyn nee (Solida); two daughters Peggy Stack of Dunkirk, MD; Penny Meader of Silver Spring, MD; stepson James Parks of West Deptford, NJ; stepdaughter Tammy Lutek of Pilesgrove, NJ; two brothers Raymond Stack of Secretary, MD; Ricky Davis of Shady Side, MD; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Memories and condolences may be shared @www.adamsstiefelfuneralhome.com.

HARRIS — Jeffrey N. Harris of Swedesboro, formerly of Brooklyn and East Brunswick on May 28. Aged 77 years. An uncompromising, meticulous man, Jeffrey was very family oriented and adored his grandchildren. He was an accomplished photographer, pianist, pilot and model rail roader. A political man, Jeffrey enjoyed being active in his community and attending town meetings. Spending time in the sun with a good book either pool side or on the Beach in Costa Rica was his way of escape and relaxation. Prior to retirement, Jeffrey was employed by Bruskin Associates, New York City as VP Marketing Analyst for 20 years.

He is the beloved husband of Phyllis (nee Waxenfeld); devoted father of David (Jody), Jonathan (Susan) and Alan; dear brother of Michael (Barbara); loving grandfather of Joshua Lawrence, Matthew Harold, Morgan Lindsay and great grandfather of Joshua Joseph. Memorial contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society , 1851 Old Cuthbert Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 or the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America, 50 Monument Rd #402, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004. Share the memories share love ShareLife at www.mcgfuneral.com .

TUFTS — Alice Tufts, age 84, of Mullica Hill passed away May 31 at Inspira Medical Center, Woodbury. Born in Salem she was the daughter of the late Earl and Mary Banks Moore. Mrs. Tufts was a live in companion to the elderly.

She is survived by her sons, Warren Tufts (Anna) of Woodstown and James Tufts (Louise) of Little Hocking, OH; her daughter, Mary Jane McDermott of FL; brother, Earl Moore Jr. of Mannington; and sister, Charlotte Holladay of Woodstown; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Mrs. Tufts is predeceased by her son, John Tufts.

MUSUMECI — Vincent K. Musumeci, 57. His youth spent on his family farm instilled a lifelong work ethic. Vince may have been a strict parent but it was only ever out of love. He coached his girls’ teams, took them camping and down to the shore and even hunting. Vince dropped a couple hard boiled eggs into his gravy; his meatballs were the best. Pizzelles were an all day affair; he’d sing Sinatra Christmas music and give the trimmed pieces to the kids and the dog. Some called it a fade, but most knew it as a slice, but either way Vince used it to his advantage. You could safely pick up putts within 10 feet: he never missed. He loved the outdoors and hunted deer, pheasant, duck and just about everything else. You never needed much of an excuse to get him to the casinos. Mornings were meant for Let’s Make a Deal and the Price is Right. Vince traveled all over as a salesman for VWR.

Vince and Nancy were blessed with three daughters, Christina, Laura and Julia and grandsons, Vincent and Noah. He is survived by his siblings, Sue (Ron) Caltabiano and Steve (Robyn) and special nieces and nephews, Ronnie, Ryan, Michael, Alfio, Tammy, Dana and Madison. He was predeceased by his parents, Vincent and Pat (nee Wigglesworth) and a sister, Donna Casella. Services were held at Daley Life Celebration Studio, Swedesboro. Interment St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Woolwich Twp.

SKINNER — Rebecca Duffield “Becky” Skinner, age 92 of Mullica Hill, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 4 in Friends Village at Woodstown. Rebecca was the third of six children born to Robert P. and Elmira (Gibson) Duffield who lived near Mullica Hill. Rebecca was predeceased by her parents, her sisters, Mildred and Dorothy, and her brothers, Robert and Arthur. She is survived by her sister, Grace Gates of Port St. Lucie, FL and her step-sister, Delores Hesketh of Belleville, PA. Rebecca was the wife of Russell Harvey Skinner, Jr. of South Harrison Township. She was predeceased by her husband and her youngest of four children, John Russell Skinner. Becky was a member of both the Mullica Hill Baptist Church and Trinity United Methodist Church during the course of her life and attended both churches. She was a loving mother. Her greatest joy and achievement was raising and caring for her children.

She is survived by her son, William H. Skinner (Bette Ann), her daughter, Diane S. Steward, and her son, Thomas E. Skinner (Joyce), all of the Mullica Hill area, as well as seven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Memorial contributions in Becky’s memory may be made to the Mullica Hill Baptist Church, 18 South Main St., Mullica Hill, NJ, 08062, or to Trinity United Methodist Church, 284 Cedar Rd., Mullica Hill, NJ, 08062. Please visit www.htlayton.com to leave a note of condolence to the family.

ACKER — Patricia Marie Giandomenico Acker-nee (Pinnel), of Bridgeport, passed away at the age of 74 on Friday, June 5 with her family at her side. Pat’s many accomplishments include Head Majorette (Woodbury High School, class of 1959), East Coast Champion Majorette and Miss Gloucester County. She also taught twirling to many young students for many years. Pat had a comedic personality that always left those around her laughing endlessly.

Above all else, Pat was a loving wife, mother and friend. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Pat is survived by her children Russell (Lisa), Rick (Cindy), and Christine (Joseph) Petsch. She is also survived by her grandchildren Knoell, Joseph, Rick, Sophia, Vencenzo, Gabrielle and Gavin.

FAUNTLEROY — Linwood Fauntleroy Swedesboro, NJ Linwood Fauntleroy, age 93, of Swedesboro, departed this life on Mon., June 8. He’s survived by family and friends.

NEW — Barbara Ann New, 79, of Mullica Hill, passed away on June 9 at home. Barbara enjoyed watching birds, listening to ocean waves and going to Christmas craft shows. Her face always lit up with joy whenever her grand and great-grand babies came to visit.

Beloved mother of Barbara (Mike) Giordano, Linda New, Lorraine (Nick) Rizzo, Terry Burt, Dennis (Becki) New, Marilyn Sheffield and Betty Jean (Glenn) Toft. Loving grandmother of 17, great grandmother of 22. Dear sister of Richie Conville. Barbara was predeceased by her parents Dick and Irene Conville (Poscuby), granddaughter Jenny Zimmerman, brother Tommy and sister Irene Conville. Contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org would be appreciated. Thoughts and prayers may be extended at www.FERTIGFUNERALHOME.com.

STECHER — Albert C. Stecher Jr., 80. “How’d ya get to be so beautiful?” he’d ask every little kid who walked into Stecher’s country store. Al’s main job was interacting with the customers. If he asked how you were doing it wasn’t small talk: he sincerely wanted to know. When you needed a little strength he’d give you some of his, usually transferred through a reassuring rub on your shoulders. Al’s ear was powerful; he’d intently listen to your problems. In the end he might tell you he didn’t know the answer, but he loved you. Friends and co-workers knew he was loyal to a fault; he’d drop whatever he was doing to lend a hand. He spent a brief 67 years in the fields. He’d take his kids along with him to see the crop’s progress. Grandkids also worked alongside him; the older kids packed and the younger ones attached the “Sweet and Juicy” stickers. Lots of area boys learned their work ethic on the Stecher farm. Al gave back to Woolwich Twp.; he was a building inspector, special officer, served on Council, was Mayor for 14 years and chaired the planning board. Earlier years found him enlisting in the Navy; he served everywhere from the Arctic to Europe to South America.

Though Al claimed he was born married, the truth is he met the young Barbara Schulze on a blind date in May 1957. They’d marry that December and be blessed by four children, Barbara Ollek (Kenneth), Patricia Reese (Daniel), Albert Mark (Vicki) and Matthew C (Amber); 22 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Margaret Donaghy, David, Shirly Garozzo and Sharon Dupper and the son-in-law of Carl Schulze. He was the son of Albert C. Stecher Sr. and Margaret Stecher. Interment Eglington Cemetery. Donations to National MS Society, Aspen Corporate Park 1, 1480 U.S. Highway 9 North, Suite 301, Woodbridge NJ 07095 will be appreciated. Tell a great story about Al at lifecelebrationstudio.com.

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