CZOCH — Mitchell J. Czoch, Jr., age 78 died on Aug. 25. Born and raised in Wilkes Barre, PA,
Mitch graduated from Wilkes Barre Township High School where he was Valedictorian. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Wilkes College, he attended Temple University and received his Master’s Degree from University of Scranton. Mitch received his Principal Certification and a Masters from Glassboro State College.
He began teaching 7th and 8th grade math and science at Kingsway High School in 1963. Mitch held various positions during his career at Kingsway. He retired as Director of Guidance and held positions as Head of the Child Study Team, Principal of the Middle School and Director of Curriculum. He was also an Officer with the NJ Child State Review Board and the NJ Counselors Association.
Mitchell was very active in the West Deptford Rotary where he served as President for two years and received the Paul Harris Fellow Awards. He hosted numerous Rotary exchange students from various countries, assisted in the organizing of many Rotary basketball tournaments and Art Show Fundraisers.
Mitch was a partner in Silent Indy Stables. He loved thoroughbred horses and received the Breeder of the Year Award for one of his horses that won the Kentucky Oaks. Mitch was a member of the Woodbury Country Club, loved golfing and enjoyed a good party. Mitch was a diehard Eagles Fan and a current season ticket holder which started back when the Eagles played at Franklin Field. He enjoyed spending time at the beach.
Survived by his wife of 38 years Kimberly (nee VanZoeren), children Mitchell J. III, Michelle (Scott) Werkheiser, Nicole (Donald) Albanese, Peter A., sister Rose (John) Brenkus, grandchildren Jerome and Cassidy Werkheiser and his beloved dog Remington.
Contributions may be made to the Mitchell J. Czoch Scholarship Fund, c/o Kimberly Czoch or the charity of choice. Memories may be shared at buddfuneralhome.com.
LINK — Fredrick L. Link age 83 years of Mullica Hill went home to be with the Lord on Thursday Aug. 31 surrounded by his family.
Fred was born in Mullica Hill and graduated from Glassboro High School in 1953. He then joined the United States Navy and served aboard the U.S.S. Compton (DD705) and after his discharge he worked at New York Shipyard as a welder. Fred decided to return to school so he could work for U.S. Air. He retired as supervisor after 35 years of service but returned after a short retirement to run the commuter program; staying for another 15 years.
He was an active member of St. Paul’s U.M. Church where he served on many committees; Past Master in 1977 of Clarksboro Lodge #87 F.& A.M.; he held memberships in Excelsior Consistory, Collingswood, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Forest No. 1, Glassboro; Crescent Temple Shrine; Past Board Member of Order of the Rainbow for Girls, Chapter No. 70, Paulsboro; Mullica Hill Grange No. 51; Tin Can Sailors; and he served the Harrison Township School Board for 15 years and the Harrison Township Zoning Board.
Fred enjoyed spending time with his family and attending his grandchildren’s activities. He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Doral Kay Link (nee Schwan) of Mullica Hill; his sons, Jeffrey and Amy Link of Franklinville, Brian and Stacey Link of Somerville, MA.; his grandchildren, Grayson and Wheaton Link; his brother, Henry and Lee Link of Salem; his sisters, Anna Black of Mullica Hill and Emily and Bill Thompson of Elmer.
Services were held in the McBride – Foley Funeral Home, 228 W. Broad St., Paulsboro. Contributions can be made in his memory to the Memorial Fund of St. Paul’s Church, PO Box 209, Paulsboro, NJ 08066 or Shriners Hospital for Children of Philadelphia, 3551 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19140.
MOLL — Bonnie L. Moll (nee Morrison) On Sept. 5, of Mullica Hill. Age 71. Devoted mother of Sara Botta (Enrico). Loving grandmother of Mira. Dear sister of Darla Timberman (Burroughs, Jr.), Sandra Lamberti (James) and Harry Morrison.
Donations in Bonnie’s memory may be made to the Jersey State Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 609, Atco, NJ 08004 (www.jerseystate.org). Condolences may be shared with the family at www.egizifuneral.com.
LYONS — Rose K. Lyons, age 100, of Clarksboro went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sept. 8. She was born in Philadelphia to Nicholas Kafka and Elizabeth (Hollenbach) Kafka. Wife of the late J. Arthur Lyons, she is survived by her children J. Arthur Lyons Jr. (Jay) and wife Elizabeth of Newark, DE, and Carol Mullen and husband Harry of Clarksboro; grandchildren John, Tim and Andy Lyons, Janet (Mullen) Garrett, Patti (Mullen) Lail, and Jeff Lescinsky; 14 great grandchildren; and her sister, Eleanor Schoener. Rose was predeceased by her daughter Bonnie Lescinsky and her siblings Kay Dersch, Mike Kafka, and Nick Kafka.
As a woman of strong faith, Rose was a life-long member of Evangelical United Methodist Church in Clarksboro, where she was the longest active member. Her life in the church was full of activity. Known for her entertaining sense of humor, Rose enjoyed being a part of the Joy Circle where she’ll be remembered for her funny skits, jokes and gag gifts. Her gift of joy, shown in her smile and ready laughter, will never be forgotten. Rose loved organizing yard sales at her home in Clarksboro, which was within 500 feet of both her childhood home and her Church. Hungry family members and friends will miss Rose’s renowned baking skills. Rose’s long life of faith, family & friends was an inspiration to those who knew her.
As an expression of sympathy, contributions can be made to Evangelical United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 14 W. Cohawkin Road, Clarksboro, NJ 08020. Memories and condolences can be shared at www.smithfhmantua.com.
SORBELLO — Colleen M. Sorbello, (nee McGuinness), age 52, of Mullica Hill, was surrounded by her family on Sept. 19 as she was embraced by the angels and carried to the Lord.
‘A purposeful life is a life full of purpose’ and Colleen embodied the spirit of strength, beauty, generosity, and love for her family. She was an alumna of Clearview Regional Class of ’83 and the Brandywine College of Widener University Class of ’85 and a well-respected and loved business partner for Atlantic Coast Freezers. She truly enjoyed the beauty of the world around her whether it was plants or pets; she loved to be outdoors spending every moment of her life to the fullest. Spending time beachside listening to the crash of waves was the greatest place for Colleen to be at peace.
Her beautiful smile, contagious laughter, friendly personality, motherly caring, energetic dancing, and selfless giving she offered to so many will be tremendously missed by all who met her. Beloved wife of 20 years to Sam J.; devoted mother of Jeffrey (Melissa) Sorbello; precious daughter of Walter (Joan) McGuinness and Dona (Henry) Parker (nee Bobo); dear sister to Walter McGuinness Jr. (Jeanette) and Glenn Parker; cherished companion to five loving dogs; treasured best friend to Sandy and aunt, niece, cousin, and friend to many. Donations may be made in her name to the University of New Haven – Colleen Sorbello Breast Cancer Research Fund, mailed to: Office of Advancement, 300 Boston Post Rd., West Haven, CT 06516. Share the memories share love at www.mcgfuneral.com.
MILLER — Christian Miller III, of Clarksboro, age 95, passed away peacefully on Sept. 21. A loving man with a heart of gold, Chris dedicated his life to his family. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during WWII, specifically the Battle of Okinawa. Chris was an avid gardener whether it be growing vegetables or flowers. He had a calming nature and he was a true family man, especially enjoying the company of his grandchildren. A kind soul among us, Chris will be missed deeply by all who knew and loved him.
Beloved husband for 46 years of the late Florence (nee Wentz) and the late Beverly (nee Hanby); devoted father of Alice Schweigart (Joseph) and Maryann Kern; loving grandfather of Vicky Schweigart, Kristine Cox (Tom) and Christian Kern (Rochelle) and great-grandfather of Tommy, Rachel and Danielle; dear brother of Verna and Wallace and the late Viola, Rae, Gladys, Bessie and Norman; treasured cousin of Jimmy Patterson; Chris leaves behind countless nieces and nephews.
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VAIL – Joan Trout Vail, 74, of Gibbstown passed suddenly. Lifelong resident of Paulsboro and graduate of Paulsboro High School. Joan was a faithful, active member of Taylor Memorial
Baptist Church, Billingsport. Joan belonged to the Eva Circle Ladies group and was a Counselor for Youth Group.
Survived by son Eric (Christina) and grandson Ethan; and a brother Lewis Trout, and family.
Funeral arrangements were private.