KILEY — James W. Kiley age 76 years of Mickleton went home to be with the Lord on July 4 surrounded by his family. Mr. Kiley was born and raised in Monroe, Michigan where he met his wife at 12 years old when he knocked on their door to sell a newspaper subscription.
After attending Pennco Tech he worked for several years for Cardinal Systems, the vending division of Standard Oil of Ohio. In 1980 he moved his family to Mickleton where he owned and operated Jim Kiley Construction. He served as the Deacon for St. Clare of Assisi Parish, St. Michael’s Church in Gibbstown and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 54 years, Sandra Kiley (nee Hudson) of Mickleton; his children, Ann Marie and Tom Landwher of Mickleton, Michael Kiley of West Deptford, Dianna and Frank Broussard of Gibbstown, Debi and Lou Gattuso of Clarksboro; 12 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; his sisters, Sharon and Gil Liedel of Monroe, Michigan, Diane and Dave Massingill of Ida, Michigan, Carol and Dan Harbert of Sarasota, FL; his sister in law, Betsy Bellair of Adrian, Michigan and his brother in law, Ron Hudson of Wasilla, Alaska. He was predeceased by his parents, William and Irene Kiley.
Services were held in the McBride – Foley Funeral Home, Paulsboro. Contributions can be made to St. Clare of Assisi Parish, 140 Broad St., Swedesboro, NJ 08085 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Memories can be shared at www.mcbridefoleyfh.com.
PIERCE — Harry L. Pierce 84, of Mullica Hill passed peacefully July 5 at home with family by his side.
Harry spent his years working as a Plumber and Craftsman, formerly with George’s Plumbing, as well as his own H.L. Pierce Heating and Plumbing, and Klosterman Plumbing. Harry was a longtime member of the Barnsboro Methodist Church. In his spare time, he enjoyed building, repairing anything he could as well as collecting various items. In his younger days he enjoyed hunting, fishing and crabbing.
Harry is survived by his children, Janice Seagle-Grink, Kellyann Pierce and Steve Jackimowski; grandchildren, Zachary, Jessica, Troy, Luke, Brooke, Blaise and Hannah; great grandchildren, Tristan, Aniyah and Alijah. Also, by sisters, Bettyann and Sandy, sister in law Marylou Pierce and many loving nieces and nephews he loved dearly. He was predeceased by his sons, Russell W. and Robert K. Pierce, grandson, Ryan Pierce, and by 4 brothers and 3 sisters.
Donations can be made in memory of Harry to a charity of your choice. Memories and condolences can be shared at www.smithfhmantua.com.
RIEHL — Ernest H. Riehl Jr. age 81 years of Mickleton died July 24 in Inspira Hospital, Mullica Hill with his family by his side.
Ernie was born and raised in Woodbury and was a 1958 graduate of Woodbury High School. He was a veteran serving in the N.J. Army National Guard. Ernie’s began his love of cranes working for Cornell & Co. in Woodbury and ended his career as a salesman for Garton’s in Vineland. He enjoyed woodworking, caring for his yard and doing projects in his garage. Ernie especially enjoyed spending time with his grandsons and his pet boxers.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Carole Riehl (nee Filippone); his daughters, Heather Carpenito, Megan Riehl and Tony Solina, all of Mickleton; his grandsons, Olen and Aiden Carpenito, Bryce and Blake Solina; his brother, Cleve and Diana Riehl of Swedesboro. Mr. Riehl was predeceased by his son, Perry Riehl and his son in law, Olen Carpenito. A visitation was held in the McBride – Foley Funeral Home. Contributions can be made in his memory to Gloucester County 4H, 254 County House Rd., Clarksboro, NJ 08020. Memories can be shared at www.mcbridefoleyfh.com.
PIDGEON — Harold E. Pidgeon, 92, East Greenwich. Harold was happiest behind the wheel of a tractor: he was a man of the soil, well known for his tomatoes and asparagus and his old fashioned yellow sweet potatoes. He was born and raised on his father’s farm; it’s there he’d raise his own family. He was only away from it for a couple years when called up by his uncle: he served in the Army in Japan. And he was also a man of faith; a 50 years member of Evangelical United Methodist Church. He picked up a few splits in the Swedesboro Bowling League.
Harold was the much loved father of Ann Nordaby (Bill) and Jane DiBella, doting grandfather of Laurie Spears (Kyle), Kyle Nordaby, Michael DiBella Jr. (Rosemary), Christopher Nordaby (Tiffany) and Sam DiBella and the best Grampie to Karly and Leah Spears, and Francesca DiBella. He is also survived by his dear friend, Kathryn Davison. Harold was predeceased by his beloved wife of 60 years, Thelma (nee Dupper), his parents, Joseph and Helen, a brother, Joe and sister, Ruth Carlson. Donations to Evangelical Memorial Fund, Angelic Hospice or UMC Pitman will be appreciated.