McCOLGAN — Rose A. McColgan, 82. Plucked out of the audience in Switzerland in an exhibition, she was given a single shot out of a crossbow. Better than all the other professional contestants, her bolt landed dead center, defeating a world champion. Not bad for her first shot ever. Though the crowd insisted she receive the pewter medal for the win, the professional insisted he kept the cash. But, for Rose it was just another adventure. She and her husband traveled the world, meeting dignitaries and occasionally interrupting movie shoots with Farrah Fawcett.
For years she worked at Children’s Hospital as a medical secretary. And if it was for a good cause, Rose always gave 100 percent: She was Lioness of the year in the Lion’s Club for raising the most money. Rose was quite a cook; some thought because of her use of the finest wines in her dishes. Her hands were seldom idle; Rose took classes in interior decorating and flower arranging. She helped many a friend position their pillows and paintings just so. A mom to the end, Rose always had a Kleenex up her sleeve.
Sitting at a bus stop in Philadelphia she was approached by a guy who said that the route had been diverted. Of course she was always being approached by guys, so she continued to wait. It wasn’t until someone else confirmed the story that she and her friend agreed to accept a ride from Hank.
On their first date to an exclusive club in Philly, Hank told the bartender to meet the future mother of his children. Though Rose and the bartender may have laughed it off, Hank was a man on a mission. Their 55 year union was blessed by four children: Brenda Goldberg and her husband, Dave, and their son, Brian, Kathleen Cassidy and her husband, Bob, and their sons, Craig and Ryan, and the late Brian and the late Craig. Rose is survived by her sister, Linda Samperi.
Donations in lieu of flowers to Children’s Leukemia (childrensleukemia.org), 585 Stewart Ave #18, Garden City, NY 11530.
NEWBILL — Marjorie R. Newbill, age 73, of Mullica Hill passed on June 18.
CARTY — Geoffrey Carty, 53. He was originally a North Wildwood guy who brought his easy going ways to Logan Township. No doubt what was most important to Geoff: his church and his family. Even a trip to Wal-Mart with the kids, checking the toy aisle would put a smile on his face. But so would fishing and metal detecting though he never caught the big one or found pirates gold. No wonder he liked church. It was there that he’d meet Carolyn Green.
They were blessed with three sons: Jacob, Brian and Eric. Geoff is survived by siblings, Richard Carty and Joette Ward. Tell a great story of Geoff at lifecelebrationstudio.com.
DALE — Barry John Dale, age 60, of Clarksboro, passed away at home on June 21. Born in Coaldale, PA, he graduated from Tamaqua Area High School Class of 1974. Barry earned his Associates Degree in Graphic Design from Williamsport Community College. He worked for Mobil Research & Development in Paulsboro from 1987 to 1994, and Curtis Circulation in Pennsauken, NJ from 1994 to 2014.
Barry enjoyed kayaking in Maine, taking pictures, and had a green thumb in his garden. He loved working with tools, and found pleasure in building projects and working on his home.
Barry is survived by his daughter, Tara Gallagher and her husband John of Mickleton, two grandchildren, Kaelyn and Morgan, his parents, William E. Dale Sr. and Dorothy Dale (nee Hall), his brother William E. Dale Jr. and his wife Sharon, one nephew, two great nieces, his former spouse Karen Dodson (nee Hosler), and his much loved extended Hosler family of Tamaqua, PA. Memories & condolences can be shared at www.smithfhmantua.com.
BRIGGS – Teresa “Terry” Briggs (nee Mendenhall), 58, of Swedesboro died on June 23. Beloved wife of the late Robert W. Sr. Loving daughter of Mary Mendenhall (nee Nazzario) and the late Jess Sr., Devoted mother of Christina (Tim) Baker, Stephanie (Kieran) Furlong, and Robert Briggs, Jr. Dear sister of Tom (Jennifer) Mendenhall, Jess (Dolores) Mendenhall, Gary Mendenhall, Tim Mendenhall, and Marie Roche. Loving grandmother of Zachary, Abigail, Robin, and Grace Anna. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Briggs was a 1975 graduate of St. James High school and retired from Matheson-Tri Gas Co. with over 20 years of service. During her leisure time Terry enjoyed trips to the casino.
BRIGGS — Barbara Clark Briggs (nee Clark), died June 30. Beloved wife of William Briggs. She was pre-deceased by her son, Robert in 2007 and daughter-in-law, Teresa 2016. She is survived by son Brian (Jody) Briggs, daughter Nancy (Doug) Dorner, five grandchildren, Christina (Tom) Baker, Stephanie (Kieran) Furlong, Robert W. Briggs, Jr., Cassandra Dorner and Christopher Dorner. Also she has four great-grandchildren Zachary and Abigail Baker and Robyn and Grace Ana Furlong.
Barbara was born in Buffalo, NY and moved to New Jersey in 1939. A long-time resident of Swedesboro, she graduated from Swedesboro High School in 1949. In 1953 she married William Briggs and they settled in Logan Township. She was a very active member of the community and provided her time and talents to various groups that included: Logan Township School Board member, member of the Logan Township School PTA, member of the Logan Township zoning board, Logan Township election Committee, Logan Township Cub Scout Den mother for the Webloes, member of the committee for fundraising for Boy Scout Troop #7 of Bridgeport, member of the Parent Advisory Board of Paulsboro High School. She was also a member of the Zion United Methodist Church of Clarksboro, member of the JEMS Circle of the Bethesda Methodist Church of Swedesboro and a member of the crocheting ladies of Zion UM Church. Her hobbies took her to the Adirondacks in upstate New York where she was a member of the Old Forge, NY Snowmobile Club.
Previously, Barbara was employed at Dupont Hospital in Gibbstown, Underwood Hospital radiology department in Woodbury, NJ, worked at Swedesboro News and also Kingsway High School. Barbara enjoyed spending time with her family and knitting for them. She also spent time camping with the family and later the home in the Adirondacks in Old Forge, NY snowmobiling with Bill.
Donations can be made to Zion Community Church at 242 Kings Highway, Clarksboro, NJ 08020.
HOWELL — Vivian Jane Howell, (nee Mattix), 84, of Mullica Hill, formerly of Littleton, NC, passed away on July 3.
Beloved wife of the late James T. Howell. Devoted mother of Michael (Maryann) Howell of Newnan, GA., David Howell of Santa Barbara, CA and Lisa (Leo) Massing of Mullica Hill. Loving grandmother of seven, great grandmother of four. Dear sister of Dennis Mattix.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org Thoughts and prayers may be extended at www.FERTIGFUNERALHOME.com.
KRUGER — Robert Manning Kruger age 59 yrs., of Mullica Hill, passed away peacefully on July 5 in Jacksonville FL. Robert was born on July 9, 1956 and grew up in Morristown, NJ.
He is survived by his wife Susan, two daughters, Robin (Kenny) of Edgewater, FL and Laura, his sisters Sally Sulloway and Judy Bromley, his brother Chuck (Linda), his nieces Adrianna Goff and Emily Michalik Rivers, his nephews Daniel Michalik (Nina) and Casey Kruger, his grandchildren Jocelyn, Braeden, and Corbin, and five great nephews and one great niece.
The family requests donations to the ASPCA or the American Lung Association.
HENION — Rita Arlene Henion (nee D’Alessandro), 76, of Mullica Hill, passed away July 5, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Philadelphia, raised in Springfield Delco, and lived in Woodbury Heights and eventually Mullica Hill for over 30 years. Rita graduated from Gloucester County Vo-Tech as a nursing assistant and also worked as a stenographer for Penn Mutual Insurance Company in Philadelphia.
She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and cooking. Rita will be missed deeply by her family. Rita was preceded in death by her husband, Richard O. Henion, Jr. She is survived by two daughters, Lorraine Ennis (Jack) of Blackwood, NJ and Theresa Morse (Gerald) of Morgantown, PA; three grandchildren, Kaitlin Weber (Jacob), Andrew Ennis, and Michael Morse; two great- grandchildren, Evelyn and Lillian Weber; as well as siblings, Amedeo D’Alessandro and Alberta D’Alessandro.
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EVANS — William Evans Jr., a loving husband, father, and grandfather, who was known as Bill to those closest to him, died July 10 at his home in Mullica Hill. He was 70 years old.
Bill will be fondly remembered as an enthusiastic grandfather (“Poppy”) who was always there for his granddaughter, Rebecca Helen Poulson, and grandsons, Nicholas Carl Poulson and Elijah Wade Evans. Bill was the caring father of Melissa Helen Poulson, Matthew Wade Evans, and Ethan Scott Evans, and the devoted husband of Helen Eunice Evans (nee Simpson); the two were married for 44 years, having tied the knot on June 3, 1972. Born December 19, 1945, Bill was the eldest of the six children of Frank W. Evans and Constance Cora Evans (nee Fullaway). After living in Philadelphia, he moved with his family to Cherry Hill, NJ, in 1956. He worked as a real estate marketing representative for the Penn Central railroad corporation in Philadelphia during the 1970s and ’80s. Bill parlayed his real estate expertise into infrastructure roles with top telecommunications companies.
An avid volleyball player throughout his life, he played volleyball in the New Jersey Senior Olympics during the 2000s. Also an avid photographer, he snapped pictures of everything from his children’s earliest holidays to his grandchildren’s birthdays, the weddings of his children, and every occasion in between. Given his tenure with the railroad, it came as no surprise that trains were among his favorite photographic subjects. Truly a train buff, he became a freight train engine preservationist, and collected train memorabilia. He loved traveling to Cape May, NJ, where his family of five vacationed every summer for more than four decades.
Motivating others was important to him; most recently, he was a leader in the insurance adjustment business, often inspiring others during his speeches at numerous seminars. He loved his two Weimaraners, Miranda and Jazper.
Bill is survived by Helen; Melissa and her husband, John; Matthew and his wife, Zsuzsi; three grandchildren, including Ethan’s son, Elijah; sisters, Andrea Morrison and Amy Sinka, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memories may be shared at www.kelleyfhpitman.com.
McCAFFERTY — Hugh “Bud” McCafferty age 76, of Mullica Hill passed July 13 at home surrounded by his family. He served in the United States Air Force from 1957-1961. Hugh was retired from National Publishing Company after 44 years of service. Bud enjoyed traveling with his wife, working on old cars and spending time with his family.
Bud is survived by his wife Marion (nee Piontkowski) McCafferty and his children, Bud (Cindy) of South Harrison, Tracy Hastings (John) of West Deptford, Darren (Tina) of Pittsgrove, and Jim (Sandi) of Sewell. Bud was also adored by 10 grandchildren, Matt (Lee), Dan (Amber), Megan, Justin, Jarred, Jake, Hailey, Josh, two great grandchildren, Claire, Natalie and brother Douglas McCafferty. Predeceased by his parents and sister, Pat Alexander.
Please make donations to the Salvation Army Camden, 1865 Harrison Ave. Camden, NJ 08105.–
STANLEY — Anna Y. Stanley Anna Y. Stanley (nee Clapcich), 90 years, formerly of Sea Isle City, Woodbury Heights, and Mullica Hill, died peacefully at Sunrise Nursing Home and was reunited with her husband in Heaven on July 16.
Anna dedicated many years as a secretary for the Sun Oil Co in Marcus Hook, PA and the Sturdy Bank of Cape May Court House, NJ. Beloved wife of the late Harry ‘Bud’ F.; Devoted mother of H. Brian and the late Steven; Cherished grandmother of Mariah and Morgan; Adored daughter of the late Anthony and Mary (nee Simat); Dear sister to John (Lenida), Eleanor Talbot (James), and the late Nataline Bursich, Mary Sablian, Angeline Utmar-Greenjack, and Celestine Coen; Loved aunt to many nieces and nephews.
Mass Cards will be appreciated in Anna’s name. Share the memories, share love, ShareLife with McGUINNESS FUNERAL HOME at www.mcgfuneral.com.