July Issue Obituaries

JOHNS — Edward K. Johns, 72, passed away on May 26 at Crozer Medical Center, Chester, PA.

Edward, one of four children, was born to the late James H. Sr. and Mabel D. Johns. Affectionally called “Ed, Kenneth, Kelly,” he was born December 14, 1927 at Cooper Hospital in Camden.

Ed was educated int eh Swedesboro Public School System and graduated form Kingsway Regional High School, Class of 1967. He attended college at Eastern Kentucky University. Ed was known as a track star. Ed accepted Christ as his personal saviour and was baptized at an early age at Frist Baptist Church of Swedesboro.

Kenneth married his high school sweetheart, Barbara on March 1, 1969. They were blessed with tow sons, Edward S. and Gershon John.

Ed was employed by Glasko-Smith-Kline Pharmaceutical for over 34 years before retirement. Ed served as a trustee at Frist Baptist Church of Swedesboro. He also belonged to the Masonic Lodge Mt. Lebanon #47 Swedesboro, NJ, was treasurer for H.E.L.P., and served as part of the Zoning Board for the Borough of Swedesboro.

Ed was predeceased by his sister and brother-in-law, Ida Bernice and George Gaines, and sister, Helonia. Ed leaves to cherish his memory: his loving wife, Barbara; sons Edward S., Gerson (Tenita), four granddaughters (Ashley, Anyea, Arianna, Ajia) and three grandsons (Damir, Dalvin, Darin); devoted brother, James H. Johns, Jr. (Diane); and brother-in-law, Danie Morrie (Ronnie). Ed also leaves one uncle and aunt, William G. Sr. and Susian Johns, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and loving friends.

AUSTIN — Jeanette Anna Austin (nee Shiveler) age 87 years of Repaupo went home to be with the Lord on Friday May 29 in her home.

Mrs. Austin was born in Repaupo and was a lifelong resident. She worked for many years as the Tax Collector for Logan Township and she was a member of Repaupo United Methodist Church. Mrs. Austin liked to read and do crossword puzzles in her spare time. She especially enjoyed bird watching, trips to Lancaster and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her children, Stephen and Lisa Austin of Logan Twp., Leeanna and Craig Borrie of Woolwich Twp., Susan Austin of Mullica Hill, Mark and Diane Austin of Gibbstown; her 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Austin was predeceased by her daughter Sandra Austin

Arrangements by McBride – Foley Funeral Home, Paulsboro. Contributions can be made in her memory to the General Fund of Repaupo Methodist Church, 320 Woodstown Rd., Woolwich Twp., NJ 08085. Memories can be shared at www.mcbridefoleyfh.com.

SCHNELL — Joyce M. Schnell, age 77, of Mullica Hill passed away May 30.

Joyce was a retired Senior Officer with the Gloucester County Probation Department. Joyce was an animal lover, especially her beloved feline companions, known for her green thumb, she loved flowers and plants of all kinds. An avid seamstress and quilter, gifted card reader, self-taught astrologer, huge fan of Star Wars, and music lover especially popular hits of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.

Wife of the late Jerome G. Schnell, Sr., she is survived by her daughter, Lisa Birch and her husband David of Mullica Hill; 8 grandchildren, Shannon, Lacey, DJ, Kayla, Rachel, Heather, JJ, Lauren; and 7 great-grandchildren with another on the way. Predeceased by her son, Jerome G. Schnell, Jr., brothers, Sheldon Fawns, Jr. and Alfred Fawns.

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

REDKOLES — It is with great sadness that the family of Andy Redkoles, 89 years old, of Center Square, share his passing on June 17. Andy suffered a stroke and passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family.

Andy was born on August 20, 1930 to Nicholas and Fannie Redkoles. He was the youngest of their eight children. In his early years, Andy attended Center Square Elementary School, a three room schoolhouse, along with his siblings. He then went on to become a 1949 graduate of Swedesboro High School, where he played on the football team as their captain and quarterback. Andy farmed his entire life. Along with his family, Andy was blessed to have celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the Redkoles Farm on Christmas Eve (December 19, 1919 to December 19, 2019.) His passion and pride resided in growing beautiful and delicious Jersey tomatoes. Andy loved his farm. He was married to it. He was an inspiration to so many, working on his tractor and farm from sun-up to sun-down. His customers eagerly awaited the “first picking” of Andy’s tomatoes and some came from New Brunswick, New York City, and Jersey shore points. Andy maintained a beautiful farm and property. He loved and was very good to his farm workers, and they loved and respected him in return. For many years he was a member of the Swedesboro Auction.

In Andy’s leisure time, he enjoyed “rolling the dice” in Atlantic City. Andy also enjoyed watching horse racing and football games, along with attending his nephews and great-nephews sporting events. Andy was often described as a gentleman, hero, legend, mentor, and friend. He was a very kind and generous man who would help anyone in need.

Above all, Andy’s greatest joy in life was his family. He loved and cared for each one of them throughout the years. He was loved and admired by both the Redkoles and Paranzino families and will be missed and remembered forever. Andy is survived by his devoted sister, Anna Paranzino, loving nephew Tom Paranzino and his wife, Kathy, loving great-nephews, Tommy and Jimmy Paranzino, loyal niece who helped care for him, Margie Ann Redkoles, faithful nieces – Linda Redkoles Baldo, Arleen Zalewski, and Joan Hyatt (Phillip), caring nephews, John Redkoles (Alfina), Steve Redkoles, Eugene Zalewski (Angela), and Walter Redkoles, and Special People, Sonny Still, Michael Redkoles, Stanley Kupsey and Family, and many adoring great-nieces, great-nephews and wonderful friends. Andy was pre-deceased by his parents, Nicholas and Fannie Redkoles, his sister, Olga Zalewski, his brothers, John, Peter, Nicholas, Steven “Chip,” and Paul “Babe”.

Donations “In Memory of Andy Redkoles” may be made to Bridgeport Volunteer Fire Company, 4 Steelman Avenue, Bridgeport, New Jersey 08014 or Asbury United Methodist Church, 149 South Main Street, Woodstown, New Jersey 08098.

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