July 2018 Issue ObituariesJuly 5, 2018
CARTWRIGHT — Kitty J. Cartwright (Duke), age 78, of Mullica Hill, passed away May 14, 2018 with family by her side. Kitty was a retired teacher with Franklin Township Schools and was a member of Barnsboro United Methodist Church.
Kitty’s family was the center of her life. She loved her time spent with her grandkids. Wife of the late Robert C. Cartwright, Kitty is survived by children, Amy (Robert) Moreno and Peter (Kathy) Cartwright. Also by grandchildren, Amanda (Daniel) Daneker, Kara, and Adam Cartwright.
Donations in her memory can be made to a charity of your choice. Memories and condolences can be shared at www.smithfhmantua.com.
SCOTT — William H. D. Scott, 1 SG, USA RET, 75, of Woolwich Twp. passed away on May 15, 2018. Born in Senatobia, MS., Bill was the son of the late Robert H. & Henrietta (Dixon) Scott. After serving in the US Army for 23 years, he retired as a First Sergeant and was a Vietnam Veteran. Bill then began working at the U. S. Postal Service in Westville, NJ. He retired from there in 2008 after 21 years.
Bill lived his life to serve others, always putting his country and his family’s needs above his own. He is survived by his wife Carol (Hallman), his daughter Melissa (Scott) Strawderman and her husband Mark, brothers Bobby, Clifford, Granville and Chad Scott and sister, Betty Childres. Also surviving are his four grandchildren, Mason, Rebecca, Leah and Abigail who were the light of his life. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Tommy Scott.
The family has suggested that donations can be given to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517.
HEILMAN — Evelyn Mae Heilman (nee Davis) age 97 years of Bridgeport died May 15, 2018 in her home surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her children, Dianne Whitaker of Repaupo, Lewis Jr. and Babbette Heilman of Penns Grove, William and Linda Heilman of Bridgeport; 4 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and her loving sister, Leila. Mrs. Heilman was predeceased by her husband, Lewis Heilman Sr. and her grandson, Jimmy Leonard. Arrangements by McBride – Foley Funeral Home, Paulsboro. Contributions can be made in her memory to the General Fund of Trinity U.M. Church, 284 Cedar Rd., Mullica Hill, NJ 08062 or Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Drive, Suite 300, Marlton, NJ 08053. Memories can be shared at www.mcbridefoleyfh.com.
LIPSETT — William G. Lipsett, age 73 years, of Mullica Hill, formerly of Paulsboro, died May 19, 2018 in his home. Mr. Lipsett was born in Woodbury, raised in Paulsboro and graduated from St. James High School where he played football. He was a veteran serving in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Conflict.
Mr. Lipsett retired as an operator with over 30 years of service with Mobil Oil Co., Paulsboro. He was a member of the Paulsboro Sportsmen’s Club; enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was an avid Red Raider Football and wrestling fan.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Anna Mae Lipsett (nee Hresko) of Mullica Hill; his stepsons, Dean and Janet Montemore of Gibbstown and Miles Montemore of Woodbury; his grandson, Dean J. and Maryann Montemore of Gibbstown; his great granddaughters, Julieann and Rachel, and his sister, Clarita Salvatore of Mullica Hill. Mr. Lipsett was predeceased by his brother, Russell Lipsett, and his sister, Regina Robostello.
Services were held in the McBride – Foley Funeral Home, Paulsboro. Contributions can be made in his memory to the American Heart Association, 1 Union Street, Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ, 08691. Memories can be shared at www.mcbridefoleyfh.com.
KAUFFMAN — Claire L. Kauffman (nee Shivery) of Mickleton, age 86 years, passed away peacefully on May 18, 2018 surrounded by her loving family.
Beloved wife of the late George. Devoted mother of Cindy Battersby (Frank), Charlene Hresko (Bryan), and Keith Kauffman (Marilee). Dear sister of Karen Dowdy. Loving grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
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NOLTE-CARTER — Nancy A. Nolte-Carter, age 54, of Clarksboro passed away under hospice care surrounded by her loving family on Monday, May 28, 2018. She was a graduate of Kingsway High School Class of 1982 and was a bus driver for Kingsway School District. Nancy also worked for her family business at Nolte Greenhouses.
She was a member of Evangelical United Methodist Church in Clarksboro, loved animals, and was a selfless caring person who put others before herself. Nancy also loved shopping with her daughters who she referred to as her “Darling Beautiful Princesses”.
Nancy is survived by her two daughters, Carrie and Emma Carter, and their father Edward Carter Jr., her parents Russell Nolte and Joan P. Nolte (nee Miller), her brother Chuck Nolte and his wife Dolly, her niece, Niki, and her life-long friend, Jane Coralluzzo along with many other special friends. She was predeceased by brother, Robert R. Nolte, and her niece, Ali.
As an expression of sympathy, contributions can be made to Evangelical United Methodist Church, 14 W. Cohawkin Rd., Clarksboro, NJ 08020. Memories and condolences can be shared at www.smithfhmantua.com.
FICHERA — Mary C. Fichera, 95, of Woolwich Twp. passed away peacefully May 30, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, Mary spent most of her life in the Gloucester County area but settled in Woolwich Twp. in 1947. A homemaker and farmers wife, she had been married to her late husband Paul B. who passed away in 1998 for 50 years and was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish.
Mary was a terrific baker. Rumcake was her specialty and her wedding cakes were among the best. She was a forever Phillies Fan, an avid TV game show fan and enjoyed her occasional trips to the casinos playing her favorite slots.
She is survived by her children, Lewis (Catherine) Fichera, Paul Fichera, and JoAnn Barbera, her grandchildren, Mary Rose and Robert Benjamin Fichera. Her sister, Rose Sorbello and was predeceased by siblings, Frances Spina, Bessie Spina, Nancy Cutuli and Frank Cristaudo.
Services were held at the Cheega Funeral Home, Swedesboro. Contributions in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis Tenn. 38105 or on line at www.stjude.org. would be appreciated.
RAGER — Clayton Rager age 86, of South Harrison Twp. passed away on June 1, 2018. He is survived by his wife JoAnn Rager (Salsgiver), his children, Kenny Salsgiver of Mays Landing, Cindy Rager (Fred) of Stow Creek, and Donna Sanger (Jon) of South Harrison Twp., daughter-in-law, Carole Rager of South Harrison Twp., six grandchildren, one great granddaughter. Clayton was predeceased by his son Clayton, and his brother, Floyd Rager.
As an expression of sympathy, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. Memories and condolences can be shared at smithfhmantua.com.
CAGLE — Dorothy R. “Dot” Cagle (nee Mattson) age 91, beloved wife of the late Elmer Cagle, died on June 3, 2018 in Turnersville, N.J.
Born in Auburn, N.J., she was a lifelong resident of Mullica Hill and Elmer, N.J. Dorothy was a full time homemaker, a great cook and an excellent seamstress. She was a loving mother to all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survived by her children, Betty Zaak, MaryLouise Bailey (Robert), Richard Cagle (Maryellen), Rodger Cagle (Vickie), Judy Lee Dawson (Donald) and Tammy Lynn Klose. She also had 15 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. As well as Dorothy’s late husband, Elmer, she was also predeceased by her parents, Charles and Margaret Mattson, her daughter-in-law Judith Cagle, son -in-law Bernie Zaak and many brothers and sisters.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Ambulance Association, PO Box 187, Woodstown, NJ 08098. Please visit www.htlayton.com to leave a note of condolence to her family.
DEITRICH — Katherine Marie Deitrich (nee Platt) age 92 years of Clarksboro went home to be with the Lord on Monday June 11, 2018 in her home surrounded by her family. She was born and raised in Swedesboro and lived in Clarksboro since 1950. Prior to her marriage she worked for Mobil Research and was a homemaker after her marriage.
Mrs. Deitrich was a devoted member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Paulsboro where she belonged to the United Methodist Women, taught Sunday school, sang in the choir and served on the Memorial Fund Committee. She was an avid reader, enjoyed camping, traveling to historical sites, sewing and crocheting.
She is survived by her children, Susan and Tom Schafer of Rose, NY, William Deitrich of Newfield, Chris and Sandra Deitrich of Pittsgrove, Margaret and Don Bowen of Auburn, NY, Chester Jr. and Angel Deitrich of Pittsgrove; her grandchildren, Jade, Katrina, Joshua, Jason, Chris, Kristyn, Matthew, Chester III and William Cole; 11 great grandchildren, 1 great great granddaughter and her brother, Claude R. Platt of Wilmington, NC. Mrs. Deitrich was predeceased by her husband, Chester Deitrich Sr., 1 sister and 3 brothers.
Arrangements by McBride – Foley Funeral Home, Paulsboro. Contributions can be made in her memory to the General Fund of St. Paul’s Church, Paulsboro, NJ 08066. Memories can be shared at www.mcbridefoleyfh.com.
DeMARCO — Jason James DeMarco, age 43 years, of Mullica Hill, died June 11, 2018, in his home. Jason was born in Camden, raised in Mickleton, and graduated from Kingsway Regional High School, Class of 1992. He worked for the South Jersey Transportation Authority in their maintenance department.
Jason was a devoted father to his son, Jace and treasured spending time with him. He was an avid Nascar and Seahawks fan and enjoyed attending concerts, especially Van Halen. Jason was also a former coach for Kingsway Ice Hockey and liked to do crossword puzzles.
He is survived by Colleen Byrne of Mullica Hill; his beloved son, Jace DeMarco; his brothers, Joseph and Lee Madonna of Conshohocken, PA; Jody and Jennifer DeMarco of Cherry Hill; his sister, Lisa and Brian Owen of Clarksboro, and several nieces and nephews. Jason was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Frances DeMarco.
The funeral service was held at the McBride-Foley Funeral Home, 228 W. Broad St., Paulsboro. Contributions can be made to the Jace DeMarco Education Fund, c/o Fulton Bank, 412 Kings Hwy., Mickleton, NJ 08056. Memories can be shared at www.mcbridefoleyfh.com.
GILL — Ann Gill, 78, of Woolwich Township, passed away on June 13, 2018 at Inspira Medical Center in Woodbury.
Ann was born in Newark and was a homemaker. Ann enjoyed traveling, playing countless games of mahjong and trips to Atlantic City where she would play Blackjack. She was a loving mother and cherished grandmother who will be deeply missed.
Ann was predeceased by her husband, Arnold Gill in 2012 as well as three siblings, William and Donald Shields and Eva Suler. Surviving are her children, Lisa Rose and her husband Leroy, David Gill and his wife Robin; grandchildren, Brady, Derek and Kaili Rose, Emily and Chloe Gill along with a brother, Gary Shields.
Donations may be made to American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org.
LISA — Anthony Joseph Lisa (“Tony”), age 69, of Mickleton, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on June 16, 2018, at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ. Tony was born on August 20, 1948 to Joseph and Helen (Desiderio) Lisa in Pennsville, NJ.
Tony served as Staff Seargent in the Air Force from 1969 to 1973. He received his BS and Master’s degrees from Glassboro State College (later Rowan University). Tony led a distinguished career as head swim coach for the men’s and women’s teams at Rowan for 35 seasons, where he compiled an astounding 469 wins, a .752 overall winning percentage, was named NJAC coach of the year 4 times, coached 3 national champions and numerous Academic All-Americans. Tony was also the President of the College Swim Coaches Association from 1998-2001 and was the Assistant Coach for the World All-Stars at the Goodwill Games in Brisbane, Australia.
Later in his career, Tony was proud to join West Point Swimming and Diving as Assistant Coach. In 2003, he received the Richard E. Steadman Award from the CSCAA for spreading joy and happiness in swimming and diving. He is also an inductee into the Salem County and Gloucester County Sports Halls of Fame. For 35 years, he was also the head coach for numerous teams within the Tri-County Swimming Pool Association, where he impacted the lives of hundreds of young swimmers.
Regardless of his coaching statistics, Tony’s joy as a coach came in the smaller moments with swimmers – a personal best time, a great effort in practice, or simply, smiles on the faces of his team. He loved his swimmers as he loved his family – proudly and fiercely. After his retirement from coaching, Tony’s philanthropic work with various homeless shelters and, most recently, the Special Olympics, brought him great joy later in his life.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Constance (nee Rand); son, Bryan (Tracy); daughter, Suzanne (Michael Esfahani); his 5 grandchildren, Charles, Catherine, Jude, Laila Esfahani and Aubrey Esfahani; sisters, Diane (John Mazzei), Dorothy (Neal Mason), Rosalie (Mark Schnee), and brother Joseph (Joanne); mother-in-law, Margaret Rand; brothers-in-law, Richard Rand and Douglas (Kathleen) Rand; his 7 nieces and 3 nephews; and many other loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.
The family would like to express their thanks for the compassionate care given by the doctors and nurses at Cooper University Medical Center. Please make memorial contributions to Special Olympics New Jersey, www.sonj.org or to Rowan University Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving teams, www.rowanathletics.com (designate gift to swimming). Memories may be shared at www.kelleyfhpitman.com.