February issue Obituaries

February issue Obituaries

February 6, 2020 0 By newtownpress

DENELSBECK — Beatrice I. Denelsbeck (nee Russell) age 77 years of Mickleton died Dec. 14, 2019 in Inspira Hospital, Woodbury.

Mrs. Denelsbeck was born and raised in Camden and in ninth grade moved to Audubon. After high school she worked as a file clerk for the FBI in Philadelphia. She then married and was a devoted wife and mother; finding a second career after her children were grown as a tax preparer. She worked for H & R Block for over 20 years and later ran her own company.

Mrs. Denelsbeck was a past member of the East Greenwich Ambulance Association. She enjoyed reading, watching westerns and game shows, traveling, trips to the casinos and was a “Passionate” Philadelphia sports fan.

She is survived by her children, Kevin Denelsbeck of Melbourne, FL, Ruthann Denelsbeck of Mickleton, Steven and Lisa Denelsbeck of Mickleton and her sister, Emma and Al Glaser of Deptford. Mrs. Denelsbeck was predeceased by her husband, Donald Denelsbeck, her parents, James and Nellie Russell and her sisters, Jeanne Colburn and Lauretta Bowen.

Contributions can be made in her memory to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215. Memories can be shared at www.mcbridefoleyfh.com. McBride-Foley Funeral Home 228 W. Broad St. Paulsboro, NJ.

HEISMAN — Elliott R. Heisman of Mullica Hill passed away Jan. 2, 2020, age 61, from Mantle Cell Lymphoma.

Elliott was born in Philadelphia and has lived in Mullica Hill since 1989. He worked for his wife, Dr. Jean Heisman, as an office manager along with many other duties from janitor to optician and IT. He proudly wore his name badge “Everything but the Doctor.”

Elliott was an active member of Blue Heron Fishing & Hunting Club and Quinton Sportsman Club, where he enjoyed fishing, skeet shooting, skiing, and especially relaxing at their cabin in the Poconos. He was the happiest when he was in a canoe at dawn with his fishing rod and camera.

Elliott is survived by his wife Jean Heisman (nee Skoog), who he met while attending The Ohio State University and married in 1982, and two children: Evan (Rebecca) of Walla Walla, WA, Adam of Wilmington, DE, grandson, Theo. He is also survived by his father, Joseph; his sister, Roberta Snyder (Jay); several nieces and nephews; and work daughters, Molly Sadlowski, Dr. LeeAnn McCafferty and Julie Perez. He was predeceased by his mother Eleanor and his sister, Hope Slensky.

Donations can be made to Abramson Cancer Center, University of Penn www.pennmedicine.org/cancer/giving or Your Place at the Table www.ypatt.org. Memories and condolences can be shared at www.smithfhmantua.com.

PAWLOWSKI — Ralph Joseph Pawlowski Jr., 80, of Clarksboro passed away peacefully on Jan. 2, 2020, at home with his loving family by his side. He was born and raised in Camden City.

Ralph was a proud Veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving on the U.S.S. Newport News for four years. Soon after, he pursued a career as a Sales Engineer and an Eastern Regional Sales Manager. Additionally, he served as an instructor of Culinary Arts at Camden County VoTech.

Ralph enjoyed being a member of the Mullica Hill Gun Club, watching war movies, and enjoying time in Ocean City, especially as a member of the Ocean City Fishing Club. His favorite hobby was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, as he was often found with tears of pride.

Ralph is survived by his wife, Victoria (nee Leone); daughters, Carla Ferry (Jeff) and Kristi Pawlowski-Kolinoski (Jason); 4 grandchildren, Hailey, Madison, Channing, and Charlotte; sister, Gloria Petrishock; and brother-in-law and best friend, George Leone and wife, Deb; as well as his Ocean City family, the Labriolas.

Donations can be made to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation at https://tunnel2towers.org. Memories and condolences can be shared at www.smithfhmantua.com.

RANDOLPH — Naomi May Randolph (nee Bates) age 89 years of Clarksboro went home to be with the Lord in her home on Jan. 5, 2020.

Mrs. Randolph was born in Bridgeton and lived in Clarksboro for over 80 years. She was a 1949 graduate of Swedesboro High School. Naomi was the wife of 58 years the late George “Chet” Randolph Sr. who predeceased her on Nov. 8, 2007. She was a member of Zion Community Church, Clarksboro where she was the longest standing member. Mrs. Randolph was a homemaker who enjoyed raising her children and caring for her home.

She is survived by her children, Patsy and Chris Ledeker of Newark, DE, George Jr. and Roseann Randolph of Woodbury, Janet and Keith Edwards of Newcastle, Australia and was loved by her 47 grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Contributions can be made in her memory to Lighthouse Hospice, 1040 N. Kings Hwy., Suite 100, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034. Memories can be shared at www.mcbridefoleyfh.com. McBride-Foley Funeral Home 228 W. Broad St. Paulsboro, N.J.

ASKIN — Muriel H. Askin age 68, a lifelong resident of Mount Royal passed away on Jan. 13, 2020 at home, with her loving family by her side.

She graduated from Kingsway Regional High School in 1971. Muriel drove a school bus for many years and later became an EMT and was Vice-President for the East Greenwich Ambulance Assoc. She enjoyed going to the Pine Barrens, the shore, flea marketing, baking, gardening, but most of all crocheting was her passion.

Muriel is survived by her siblings, Edna Todd, Georgia Askin, Betty (Carmen) Feuerborn and Palmer (Leona) Askin; nieces, Alice (Jim) Aguilar, Rhonda (Michael) Martin, Barbara (Christopher) Lutz and Susan (David) Dunn; nephews, Palmer Askin Jr., David Todd and Kevin Askin.; and great nieces, nephews and cousins

Donations may be made in her memory to Gloucester County Animal Shelter, 1200 Delsea Drive, Clayton, NJ 08312. Memories and Condolences may be shared at www.smithfhmantua.com.

CLINE — Sarah Cline, 29. She loved to do things for others, especially her friends and family. Sarah always seemed to be the glue holding everything together. If there was a need, she would jump in to fill it: volunteering was just part of her being.  She was a great sister though she tortured Stephen to toughen him up a bit: Sarah once made him a mohawk using Elmer’s glue.  In their later years they were partners in crime: masters of the coverup.  

She loved to travel and had been as far as California, Tennessee and Texas, but her favorite way to see the world was to jump in a car with Eric with no particular plans, meander down some country roads and see what developed. Sarah was a noted perfectionist which came in handy in her work at F.I.S. Global in Deptford.

She’d meet a handsome guy named Eric while supporting a friend during a hospital stay. First date was to the movies; terrific date, awful movie. It wasn’t long until they were inseparable: if you saw Sarah, Eric would be by her side. They’d share an almost 7-year marriage blessed by three German Shepherd’s: Abby, Max and Bailey who she considered her children. Sarah is survived by her parents Stephen Rohrer and Kelly Rohrer, her brother Stephen; her grandparents, Ralph Cunningham and Charles Rohrer; her aunts and uncles, Kim Minguez (Gary), Ralph Cunningham (Nicole), Jody Cunningham-Bradway, Judy Rohrer, Brenda Rohrer and Chaz Rohrer. And a host of cousins who she liked to torture.  Sarah didn’t have in laws, just a bigger family: Kim Speakman (Angie) and Buddy Thomas (Kelly) became her siblings. She was pre-deceased by her aunt, Jeannet Rohrer, and her grandmothers, Beverly Cunningham and Peggy Rohrer.

Donation to Salem County Humane Society will be appreciated, to help continue Sarah’s love for animals.

SHOEMAKER — Lester Driver Shoemaker, Sr. age 85 years, formerly of South Harrison went to the Lord on Jan. 16, 2020 from Elmwood Hills Health Care Center, Blackwood.

He was born in Swedesboro and grew up on the family farm in South Harrison Township. Lester attended South Harrison Elementary School and Woodstown High School. Later on, he worked as a Millwright for DuPont and Eastern Labs in Penns Grove and Gibbstown for 10 years, where he was known to get things done and for being a hard worker. Lester joined the carpenters’ union and worked at the Salem Nuclear Plant.

After he married, he and his family lived in Mullica Hill. Once he took over the farm from his parents, he moved his family there and ran the U Pick and peach packing businesses. He enjoyed peach farming and running his stand at the corner of Routes 45 and 538. Lester loved going to Cowtown, visiting friends, and giving out fruits and vegetables, and flowers to the ladies.

He always had a story to tell or a fun fact to share with everyone he met. If you ever stopped by his stand at the farm or at Cowtown, you know he always wore his shell necklace. Any purchase you made always came with extra goodies, a good conversation, and a bit of trivia.

In the off season he could be found trimming, cutting down, and maybe even falling out of trees. When he was no longer able to climb trees, he would collect and scrap household items. Even when he had to leave the farm and moved in with his daughter, he still enjoyed cutting the grass there and helping his sons with the farm work. More recently, he was known to wear his fanciful hats to every occasion. He also liked going on day trips with his daughters and on road trips and to farm shows with his eldest son.

He is predeceased by his parents Oscar and Sarah, and his sister Doris Allen. He will be missed by his children Lester Jr. (Susan), Kathryn, David (Debbie), Patrick (Tamara), and Beth, his grandchildren Bonnie, Josh, Luke (Paula), Mark, Kevin, Melody (Barry), and Aria, and many friends.

The family is asking that you donate to a charity of your choice or do something nice for someone just like Lester would do.

FALONE — Dr. Thomas V. Falone, of Mickleton, Dec. 12, 1934 – Jan. 18, 2020, died peacefully at home after a short illness. Tom is survived by his beloved wife, Kären Kaiser, his much-loved son, Zachary, and two daughters, Danielle and Nicole from his first marriage.

A passionate Eagles fan, Tom also had a love of learning and experimentation. He held two Master’s degrees and a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine, as well as several patents. His life dream was to win a Nobel Prize. Tom cared a great deal about other people; he could always make one laugh and smile. Most of his medical practice was in South Philadelphia, but his more recent work was with addicts in the Pittsburgh area. Even at 84, he flew to Pittsburgh every other week counseling his patients and helping them with their addiction issues. Tom’s passion for golf was passed to his son, Zachary, who is a well-known amateur in the Philadelphia area. Please consider a donation to the Christ Church Preservation Fund, 20 North American Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

FALONE — Dr. Thomas V. Falone, of Mickleton, Dec. 12, 1934 – Jan. 18, 2020, died peacefully at home after a short illness. Tom is survived by his beloved wife, Kären Kaiser, his much-loved son, Zachary, and two daughters, Danielle and Nicole from his first marriage.

A passionate Eagles fan, Tom also had a love of learning and experimentation. He held two Master’s degrees and a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine, as well as several patents. His life dream was to win a Nobel Prize. Tom cared a great deal about other people; he could always make one laugh and smile. Most of his medical practice was in South Philadelphia, but his more recent work was with addicts in the Pittsburgh area. Even at 84, he flew to Pittsburgh every other week counseling his patients and helping them with their addiction issues. Tom’s passion for golf was passed to his son, Zachary, who is a well-known amateur in the Philadelphia area. Please consider a donation to the Christ Church Preservation Fund, 20 North American Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106.