April 2017 Issue Obituaries

PANDORF — Dorothy J. Pandorf, age 88, of Mullica Hill, formerly of Clifton, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family and friends on Saturday, Feb. 18. Born in Hackensack, she moved to South Harrison Twp. in 1995 to help raise her daughter’s children, Kevin and Michael Pandorf when she became ill. They will miss her very much. Dorothy was the owner of Pandorf Realty, now located in East Rutherford, which she started with her late husband Anthony F. Pandorf, Sr. over 30 years ago to help their family grow.

In her spare time, she enjoyed spending time with her family, and going down to her summer home in Toms River. Dorothy also enjoyed traveling to resorts in FL, VA Beach, and other east coast resorts with her family and friends.

Wife of the late Anthony F. Pandorf, Sr., she is survived by her children, Anthony Pandorf Jr. of Pittsgrove, Michael (Sherry) Pandorf of Saylorsburg, PA, Luann Pandorf of East Rutherford, 21 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, her brother, Henry Tuting of Woolwich Twp., and her sister, Elise Kuhn of Metuchen. Dorothy was predeceased by children, Kathleen, Kevin, and Glenn.

Memories and condolences can be shared at www.smithfhmantua.com.

FANSLAU — Donald Phillip Fanslau, 55, of Swedesboro, entered eternal life on Feb. 20. Known as “Slick” driving the No. 125 car at Bridgeport Speedway, he was a four decade race enthusiast. Don was a proud race car driver, pit crew chief, and dedicated race fan always eager to help, especially new drivers.

A graduate of Kingsway Regional High School, Don worked with Gahrs Construction, Kingsway, and recently retired from GCIA. He was a dedicated member of the Woolwich Fire Company, worked on race cars with Chuck and Matt, and has a permanent chair at Joe’s, The Pizza Villa.

Family was important to Don, and they recently enjoyed time together. Joshua and Matthew had fun talking to Uncle Don on their cell phones laughing and talking about sports. Don was preceded in death by his loving parents, Ted and Betty Fanslau. He is survived by his sister and husband, Nancy and Bruce Bartie, nephew, Adam Bartie, niece, Megan and husband, Jack Soukup. Brother and wife, David and Fran Fanslau, and nephews, Matthew and Joshua.

Interment at Lake Park Cemetery for Interment. We ask that you remember Don in your prayers, think of Don at every Bridgeport Speedway Race, and every time you watch NASCAR. Donations to the Woolwich Fire Company, Bridgeport Speedway, or buy a pizza from The Pizza Villa in Swedesboro in honor of Don.

obit bartie webBARTIE — Dorothy “Dot” Elizabeth Bartie (Hunter), age 89, formerly a 49 year resident of Haddonfield passed away on Feb. 22. Devoted wife for 46 years of the late Matthew (2003), loving mother of Kenneth “Ken” (Meg) of Mickleton, beloved grandmother of Katherine “Katey” Bartie of San Diego, CA and Jennifer “Jenn” Bartie of Mullica Hill, dear sister of Joan Gilbert (2017) from Rochester, NY, treasured aunt of Stephen Gilbert of Seneca Falls, NY, Karen (Richard) Frazine of Thomaston, CT, David Gilbert (partner Kathy) of Lake Helen, FL, Bryan (Annie) Gilbert of Chandler, AZ.

Dorothy supported all her son’s interests as well as those of her beautiful granddaughters, keeping a keen interest in all their accomplishments and watching them grow into wonderful and successful young women. She joined the Haddonfield United Methodist Church in 1963, and by 1974, was serving as a very dedicated church secretary until her retirement in 1992. Dot and her sister and later, her granddaughters, all attended Christian Youth Camp (of Tabernacle, formerly of Delanco Twp.) of which her grandfather, a Methodist minister, had been a founding member. Her granddaughter Katey was a camp counselor for many summers. Dot’s great-grandfather was a veteran of the Union Army during the Civil War which led her to become a member of the William B. Hatch Chapter of the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic.

Memorial gifts may be made to Haddonfield UMC Youth Program, 29 Warwick Rd, Haddonfield, NJ 08033, or to any Youth Program/Charity in her memory.

THORN — Doris Elaine Thorn, of Logan Township, passed away on Feb. 22 at the age of 82. Born in Preston County, WV, Doris was a resident of New Jersey for more than 50 years, where she lived in Wenonah and Logan Township. Raised in WV, Doris graduated high school and then attended a local beauty school. Prior to retiring in 1997, she worked at A Cut Above Salon in Woodbury and in 1978 became the owner.

She is the beloved wife of the late, Donald (Bud); devoted mother of Bruce (Anna) and Brian (Kathy) Thorn; loving grandmother of five and great-grandmother of three; dear sister of Helen Plum.

An adventurous and family oriented lady, Doris was an avid reader, enjoyed traveling and creating new crafts. She especially cherished the time spent with her family at their mountain cabin in PA and spoiling them with her wonderful cooking and baking. Doris also visited WV often to spend time with her sister and her many loving nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews.

OLCSVARY — Mabel Evelyn Olcsvary, 85 of Sicklerville, NJ passed away Feb. 23 at Kennedy Hospital, Washington Township. She was also a long time resident of Swedesboro.

She was the wife of the late Louis Olcsvary. Born in North Plainfield, NJ she was the daughter of the late Mabel Soprano and Ernest Randolph.

She will be sadly missed by her five children Linda Carroll of TX, Marilyn Stecker of PA, Jennifer Myers of TN, Darren Olcsvary and wife Andrea of NY, Louis Olcsvary and wife Kristi of NJ; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Along with her parents her brother Ernest predeceases her.

WASHINGTON — John Roosevelt Washington, 65, of Swedesboro passed away on Feb. 25. Born in Elmer, John was the son of Roland and Ruth Washington.

A graduate of Delsea High School, John was an avid sportsman throughout his life, participating in football, basketball and competitive wrestling. After graduating from Delsea, John stayed close to his alma mater and eventually returned to coach for its wrestling squad. There he led them to a championship victory. In doing so, he joined a select few that had won a championship as both a former player and coach.

After his coaching days, John went on to raise his family in Franklinville and began working for Casie Pro-Tank in Vineland. Known for his humor and charisma, John made friends easily throughout his life. He always wanted everyone to feel included and to have a good time. He was a lover of music with vast taste, listening to everything from James Brown to David Bowie. Family and friendship always meant a lot to him. Not only was he was a dedicated father and grandfather, but also a beloved uncle to his many nieces and nephews.

He is survived by his two daughters, Meredith Kille (Dan) and Jonna Washington; three siblings, Sherrylyn Washington Parker, Earl Washington and James Washington as well as five grandchildren. In addition to his parents, his wife Helen Coulter-Washington and a sister Evelyn Carter predeceased him.

The family has suggested that if you choose to make a donation please make it to the USA Olympic Team in John’s memory.

Angelina R. Hunt, “Dollie” (nee Maiuri) of Mullica Hill, passed away on Feb. 28. She was aged 89 years.

Dollie is the beloved wife of the late Garland L. Hunt; loving mother of Sandy Weise and her husband Tom and the late Roy Hunt; cherished grandmother of Melissa McConaghy (John), Jonathan Hunt (Angie), Thomas Weise and Brian Weise; great grandmother of Roy, Caiden & Jackson.

BUNDENS — Lawrence Bundens, 87. Guys who raise four daughters have a special place in heaven. From the days of his youth growing up on the farm he had his hands in the soil. Five a.m. found him on his 3/4 acre garden chasing down any weeds and spreading fertilizer. If his beloved Phillies were on he’d have the radio at his side. About the only thing that could pull him out of the garden was a call from brother, Ben. They’d both drop what they were doing and head off to chase a little white ball in Pitman. He watched a little sports on T.V. (or maybe every sport on T.V.) and played some darts for the Riverside. If it didn’t move, Larry painted it: no tape, no drop cloth and perfect every time. When friends and neighbors needed a little woodworking project done, Larry was always there, saw in hand.

He graduated Swedesboro High School, headed off to work at the Repauno DuPont Plant and settled his family in Mickleton. The freshman Larry was walking in a parade in Swedesboro when he met an 8th grade girl named Audrey Hurff. They’d date all through high school (movies thrice a week) and marry shortly after. Their 67 year union was blessed by four daughters, JoAnne Penza, Patricia Pappas (James), Susan Costill (Kirby) and Janet DeVault; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Donations to Alzheimer’s Assoc. (www.alz.org/donate or 3 Eves Dr. No. 310, Marlton NJ 08053) will be appreciated.

STAIB — Russell L. Staib, age 91, of Clarksboro and Daytona Beach, FL, passed away March 3. Russell graduated from Collingswood High School in 1944. He was a World War II Army veteran, serving from 1944-1946. Russell was a member of The Masons, Shriners, Christian Motorcycle Association, Retreads Motorcycle Club, Volusia County Cruisers, Enduro and Motocross motorcycle racing. He had a passion for anything with wheels.

Russell is survived by wife Florence H. Staib (nee Lindh), daughters Beth A. Seher (Louis) of Mickleton, and Beverly L. Racey (Harry) of Pinellas Park, FL, five granddaughters, four great granddaughters and two great grandsons. Russell’s siblings, Thelma Leggoe, Joseph Falana and Claire Gill are all deceased.

Donations can be made to Development Office Shriners Hospital for Children -Philadelphia 3551 N. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19140 or Samaritan Hospice 5 Eves Dr. Suite 300, Marlton, NJ 08053. Memories and condolences can be shared at www.smithfhmantua.

LEE — BMC Keith Howard Lee Sr. USCG. Ret., age 85, of Harbeson, DE, formerly of Clarksboro, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, on March 7 at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, DE. He was born March 3, 1932 in Brownville, NY to Howard Albert Lee and Sophia Angelina Villeneuve Lee.

Keith was retired from the U.S. Coast Guard, having served from Cape May throughout the North Eastern U.S. He was a former member of the Lewes Fire Department, having been the first active military serviceman to be admitted to the company. He was also a member, past chief and past president of the East Greenwich Fire Department in Clarksboro, having joined in 1966. As a member of the Indian River Tribe 37, Order of Redmen, Lewes, DE, he had formerly held the office of Great Scheum of Delaware. He was also a member of the Lewes Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife, Ethel (Ritter) Lee; two sons, Keith H. Lee Jr. and wife Judith of Harbeson, DE, and Kim M. Lee and wife Rosemary of Clarksboro; his daughter, Yvonne (Lee) Peplowski; a sister, Betty Sue Wasik of Bruce, Montana; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice , 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963. Please visit Mr. Lee’s Life Memorial Webpage and sign the online guest book at www.parsellfuneralhomes.com.

TOMARCHIO — Mary (Angie) Tomarchio, (nee Musumeci), 88, of Carneys Point, NJ, passed away March 9 at Cooper Medical Center, Camden, NJ.

Born in Swedesboro, Angie has resided in Carneys Point for the past 43 years. She was a former waitress at the Howard Johnson’s on the New Jersey Turnpike. She took care of the home, loved her family, had a good sense of humor, enjoyed gardening, Chinese Auctions and was an awesome baker, especially baking cookies. Angie was a member of St. Gabriel the Arch Angel Parish.

Wife of the Late Salvatore Tomarchio, she is survived by her children, Jilda (late Albert) Fitchett, Josephine (Raymond) Sarro, Susan (Albert) Graham, Elain (John) Fravel, Vito (Eleanor) DiGiovacchino, Eugene DiGiovacchino, Fred W. (Michele) Tomarchio and Samuel J. (Eileen) Tomarchio, also a sister Rose Sorbello , 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother Anthony Musumeci.

Services were held at the Cheega Funeral Home, Swedesboro. Contributions in her memory to St.Gabriel the Arch Angel Parish, c/o Corpus Christi Church would be appreciated. Share memories at www.cheegafuneralhome.com.

RAFFAGHELLO — Irene A. Raffaghello, (nee Wingate), 68, of Mullica Hill, passed away on March 13. Beloved wife for 41 years of John Raffaghello, devoted mother of John, III and Robert Raffaghello and dear sister of Joan Wingate. She was predeceased by her parents Robert and Dorothy (Hafbaurer) Wingate.

Thoughts and prayers may be extended at www.FERTIGFUNERALHOME.com.

LAWLER — Patrick T. Lawler Swedesboro. After 60 years of joy in music, friends and family, Pats’ cadence came to a long, peaceful rest. Born in Philadelphia, Pat lived in South Jersey most of his life. A West Deptford High School graduate, Class of 1975, he earned an associate’s from Camden County College. Pat was honorably discharged from the National Guard after 12 years of dedication to our nation. Pat worked to live, but his true livelihood was in musicianship. Whether it was with his favorite red guitar “Roxanne” or his best beat-up keyboard, Pat never stopped making music and forging solid friendships along the way.

He is predeceased by his brothers Robert and William, his parents William and Florence (MacMillan). Pat is survived by loving daughters Lynne Halle (CA), Elizabeth Thompson (NV) Charlene Counsellor (NJ), and Kathleen Misuraco (NJ). He loved his nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Services were held at The Cheega Funeral Home, Swedesboro. Share memories at www.cheegafuneralhome.

CORKER — Kevin E. Corker, age 65, died on March 15 at his home in Logan Township, where he lived since 1986. Kevin was a financial advisor and stock broker for Wells Fargo, Marlton, for 33 years. He was a member of the NRA, the Quinton Gun Club and a member of Greenfield Swim Club, where for the last 15 years he was the starter at the swim meets. Kevin was also a starter for the Gloucester County YMCA Riptide Swim Team. In the 1980’s, Kevin was an Emergency Management Coordinator and former ambulance driver for Logan Township.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Pamela A. (nee Cioffari), son, Timothy R. Corker, father, Edward, sister, Maureen (Robert) Best, sister-in-law Lori Corker and his beloved dog, Dug. He was predeceased by his mother, Elizabeth Virginia and brother, Brian. Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association , 1160 US-22, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 (www.donations.diabetes.org). Memories may be shared at www.buddfuneralhome.com.

RIDEL — Kevin Ridel, 34. Ever been stuck at a boring event, wishing some excitement would arrive? Kevin was that kind of excitement: the life of the party. After graduating Kingsway in 2001 Kevin left the area to pursue adventures worldwide. He settled in San Diego where he landed a job in construction. He loved the satisfaction of a job well done, but also that his body was bronzed from the California sun. A college football fan, he bled Ohio State.

Kevin is survived by his parents, Anne Marie and Bill of Logan Township, a brother, Steven and his wife, Elizabeth, nieces, Samantha and Jordyn, grandmother, Frances Ridel, and Companion, Melissa Monroe. Donations to the charity of the donor’s choice will be appreciated. Tell a great story of Kevin at lifecelebrationstudio.com .

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