August 2019 IssueAugust 1, 2019
DYER — Mary Ann Dyer (nee Friars) of Ormond Beach, FL, passed away on June 17. She was aged 76 years.
Mary Ann is the beloved wife of the late Daniel Dyer and only daughter to her late parents Thomas Friars and Anna Mae Friars (nee Moore), cherished sister of Thomas (Rose), sister-in-law of Martha Friars, and the late Charles(Margaret), John & Mathew Friars, and doting aunt to many nieces and nephews.
STEINBERGER — William Joseph Steinberger, Jr., a 44 year resident of Mickleton, passed away on June 23. He was 75.
Bill will be remembered by those who knew him as an exceptional man. He had many hobbies and interests which kept him very busy. He enjoyed fishing and boating, photography, woodworking, tinkering with remote controlled helicopters and computers. He had a passion for motorcycles, especially Harley Davidson, and he liked muscle cars.
Bill was a family guy above all else and a proud Vietnam Veteran. He and his wife, Carol, spent 10 years traveling through the United States in their motorhome. Bill will also be remembered as a social butterfly. He enjoyed meeting new people during his travels.
He is the beloved husband to Carol Steninberger for 47 years; devoted father to Christin Miller, Elizabeth Houghton, Raymon Ward and Candace Murphy; loving grandfather to Alex Iliadis, Joshua Miller, Jenna Ward and Kali Ward. William is also survived by a dear cousin, Patricia Shorter and many other cousins and family as well as a special longtime friend, Butch Kiefer of Arizona and his 2 canine companions, Midnight and Baxter.
The family requests memorial contributions be made in Bill’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
JOHNS — Helonia (Rosie) Johns, age 75, of Swedesboro, departed this life on June 23. She is survived by her daughter: Danielle (Pebbles) Johns, brothers: James (Diane) and Edward K. (Barbara), as well as a host of family and friends.
Interment in Lake Park Cemetery, Swedesboro.
COLE — May M. Cole, of Swedesboro, passed away on June 29 with her loving family by her side. She was aged 90 years.
May was born and raised in Philadelphia and graduated from John Hallahan Catholic Girl’s High School. She met and married Joseph Cole and together they shared 63 years of marriage and raised four children before he passed away in 2011. She worked for Westwood Women’s Health Center for many years before her retirement. Away from work, May was an avid reader and loved the challenge of working on puzzles. She admired Light Houses and Cape May was a favorite destination of hers. Most of all, May enjoyed the time spent with her family creating memories that will now be remembered as her legacy.
Nan will be fondly remembered as a sweet, kind hearted wonderful woman that was beloved by all who knew her. She is the beloved wife of the late Joseph F Cole, Sr.; loving mother of Joseph F., Jr. (Karen) Cole, Cynthia C. Phillips (Steven), Lisa Nutt (Darren) and Michele Cole-Ferry (John); loving grandmother of 13 and great-grandmother of 1.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Redeemer Hospice, 150 East Ninth Avenue, Runnemede, NJ 08078.
WILSON — Rodman Wilson age 65 years of Clarksboro went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday July 3.
Rod was born in Woodbury and raised in Gibbstown where he attended Gibbstown Schools. He was a graduate of Camden County Vocational Technical School. Rod retired after 21 years of service as a maintenance man with the Greenwich Township Schools. He enjoyed playing drums, watching the Flyers and Eagles and was an avid oldies music fan.
He is survived by his brothers and sisters, Robert and Linda Wilson of Goshen, IN, George Wilson of Pennsylvania, James Wilson of Gainesville, FL, Trudy Jenkins of Clarksboro, Bonnie and Harry Morgey of West Deptford, Tricia Haines of Gibbstown and many nieces and nephews. Rod was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Marie Wilson and his sister, Marie Salvatore.
The Funeral Service was held at the McBride – Foley Funeral Home, Paulsboro.
MERRITT — William H. Merritt, 74, of Logan Township passed away peacefully on July 1 at Carneys Point Care Center with his family at his side.
Born in Chester, PA he resided here for the past 33 years. Bill was a mortgage banker, an avid Philly and Eagles Fan, always an athlete at heart.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Joanne (Nee Tracey), his children, Alexander and Cara and her fiancée, David. Granddaughters, Madison and Harper, Sisters-in-law, Judy Merritt and Christine Merritt and several Nieces and Nephews.
Funeral Services were held at the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, Swedesboro. Contributions in his memory to the Salem County Humane Society, N. Game Creek Rd. PO Box 214, Carneys Point, NJ 08069 would be appreciated.
BECKER — Evelyn A. Becker (nee Fitzer), 87, of Mullica Hill passed away on July 3 at home.
Evelyn is survived by her husband of 66 years, Robert P. Becker, Sr., children Bob Becker (Janet), Deborah Lester (Jeff), Erick Becker (Phyllis), Vicki DeSimone (Tom), 12 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and twin great grandchildren on the way. She was predeceased by her parents and siblings.
Contributions to Elmer U.M. Church, 21 S. Main St., Elmer, NJ 08318 would be appreciated. Thoughts and prayers may be extended to the family at www.FERTIGFUNERALHOME.com.
SARBELLO-LEONARD — Nancy Sarbello-Leonard, 81.
Nancy was a social butterfly who made the most out of her life. Already having two kids, a young Nancy headed off to Glassboro State College to get her teaching degree; at the time she also worked at the Woodbury Times. She then went on to spend a “brief” 37 years at Kingsway Regional and loved every minute of it. During her time at Kingsway, she was a cheerleading coach, chaperoned all the dances, and took the Middle School kids on a yearly three-day trip to the Poconos. Nancy missed the staff and students after retiring and headed back as a substitute. Truth be told, she only retired to save the positions of younger teachers.
She’d later meet a handsome guy, the late Ed, at the Dutch Inn. No one could ever figure out who was the better dancer, but they made quite a team. Besides substituting, retirement found her heading off to Delaware Park to bet the ponies and battle the one-armed bandits.
She was predeceased by her late husband Ed and her beloved son Joseph. She is survived by her daughter Terry Fulmer (Keith), her daughter-in-law (best daughter-in-law) Donna Sarbello, her grandchildren, Charlotte Campbell (Brian), Tiffany Zacharko (Mark), Joseph Sarbello III (Christina), her great grandchildren, Liam Sarbello, Lucas Campbell, Payton Campbell, Brynnley Campbell, Graycelynn Campbell, and her auxiliary kids, Ave and Russell Altersitz. All of them knew her feelings about her family as she would always say, “Love ya, Love ya, more than me.”