March 2022 Issue Obituaries

McDERMOTT — Alexander Clement McDermott, age 50, of Mt. Royal, passed away Nov. 21, 2021. He is survived by his daughter, Ava Lynn McDermott, fiancee Christina Myers, five sisters and one brother, several nieces and a nephew. He was predeceased by his parents Thomas and Marilyn McDermott. Alex loved his Philadelphia Flyers, playing hockey, hunting, and golfing.

BRINKER — Beulah L. Brinker age 97 of Mullica Hill, formerly of Monroeville, died Jan. 21, 2022, in Mullica Gardens Nursing Facility. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association. Please visit htlayton.com to leave a note of condolence to her family.

HARRY — Joe Harry was born on Oct. 28, 1957, and died on Jan. 31, 2022, at his home in Sun City Center, FL., where he “broke on through to the other side.” He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Ann Marie. Together, they raised four children in Woolwich: Marjie Hazen (Tony); Joe (Jeneen); Natalie Braun (Arnold); and Laura (Kyle Reuter). His children blessed him with six grandchildren: Madison; Julia; Landon; Camryn; Joshua; and Margaret. He is also survived by his mother, Patricia, and brothers, Robert and Michael, of Woodbury, NJ.

Joe followed in his late father’s (Joseph T. Harry) footsteps and worked for the railroad for 28 years. He could be found listening to his classic rock record collection in his living room or enjoying a motorcycle ride with friends. After retiring, Joe and his wife relocated to Florida and split their time between Florida and Delaware.

Donations can be made in Joe’s memory to Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care, 220 Continental Dr., Ste 407, Newark, DE 19713.

ANGELINI — Robert W. (Bob) Angelini, Nov. 30, 1945 – Feb. 1, 2022 of Gibbstown, NJ, formerly of Logan Twp for 18 years passed away suddenly at Inspira Hospital in Mullica Hill on Feb. 1, 2022  at the age of 76.

Born in San Francisco, CA, he was the oldest son of the late William (Willie) A. and Bruna (Bertoldi) Angelini. Bob graduated from Paulsboro High School and Burlington Police Academy. For a short time he worked for Chemical Leaman in Bridgeport, before enjoying a long career with the Logan Township Police Department, where he moved up in the ranks as special officer, patrolman, sergeant, deputy chief, and retiring as Chief in 1999 after 30+ years of service. He also had part-time employment at The Bridgeport Speedway, Bragdon’s & South Jersey Auctions, and The White Horse RV Center.

Bob was a member of the International Chiefs of Police Association, Gloucester County Police Chiefs Association, Policemen’s Benevolent Association, past secretary and member of Repaupo Volunteer Fire Company, and Paulsboro Stag and Gloucester County Hunting Clubs.

Mr. Angelini loved to travel and enjoyed trips to Reno and Las Vegas, NV, camping in his RV all along the East Coast from Maine to Florida, including Canada. He enjoyed the outdoors, spending time fishing, hunting, crabbing, and snowmobiling.

Bob was an avid fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies. He was very passionate about the music of singer Frank Sinatra and drummer Buddy Rich. Bob’s love for music and playing the drums began at an early age and he became a member of many bands. As a teenager, he was part of the bands The Spectones Three and The Bill McLaughlin Band. He was also known for playing drums for St. Michaels Mutual Club Band, ‘The Melody Merchants, and later Pleasant Company. He enjoyed playing music in the Tri-State area and putting smiles on the faces of many during weddings, socials, and other celebrations.

When he wasn’t enjoying his other hobbies, Bob could be found detailing vehicles all over Gloucester County.

Surviving is wife of 53 years Shirley (nee Yarborough): his two children, Lisa Angelini-Trexler of Deerfield Twp., and Bobbi Jean Angelini of Gibbstown. Brother of Edward Angelini (Maria) of Mullica Hill and William Angelini of Gibbstown. Loving Pop-pop of Brittany (Shawn) Hogate, John, Gianna, and Mason. Great grandfather of Colton, Victoria, and Elliott Rae.

Memories and condolences may be shared @adamsstiefelfuneralhome.com

LEMKE — Mark D. Lemke Jr. age 36 years of Bridgeport died unexpectedly Friday Feb. 4, 2022 in Inspira Hospital, Mullica Hill.

Mark was born in Woodbury and raised in Bridgeport. He was a 2004 graduate of Kingsway High School and in 2015 he graduated from All – State Career School as a Paramedic. Mark was one of the original employees of Gloucester County EMS Services. He was a life member of Woolwich Fire Department and a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose. Mark enjoyed riding his motorcycle, causing mischief and was always the life of the party.

He is survived by his wife, Taylor Minix of Gibbstown; his fur babies Duck and Blue; his parents, Betty and Mark Lemke Sr. of Bridgeport; his sister, Karen and Dennis Langjahr of West Deptford; his niece, Danica; his godson, Jaxson; his best friend, Dan Rumaker of Elkton, MD and numerous family and friends.

Services were held in the McBride – Foley Funeral Home, Paulsboro. Contributions can be made in his memory to Woolwich Fire Co., 1517 Kings Hwy., Swedesboro, NJ 08085 or Salem County Humane Society, 214 N. Game Creek Rd., Penns Grove, NJ 08069. Memories can be shared at www.mcbridefoleyfh.com.

BRUEGEL — Hugo L. Bruegel, III, 54, of Mount Royal, passed away surrounded by his family on Feb. 7, 2022, after a long illness. He is survived by his loving parents Hugo Bruegel, Jr. and Carmen (Sanchez), wife Lisa, sisters Carla (Randall) and Victoria (Marianne), Aunts Maria A. “Nenena” Sanchez, Aida E. Sanchez, Eleanor “Nell” Bruegel, nieces Alexandra and Katherine, many cousins, and his dogs Shelby, Spot-a-bing and the late Splash-all who will miss him deeply

He was born on Nov. 30, 1967, in Bryn Mawr, PA and was raised in West Deptford. He graduated from West Deptford High School after which he entered the apprenticeship program of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 351. After completing his apprenticeship he enjoyed a 30 plus year career with Parson Associates.

He will always be fondly remembered for his big heart, sense of humor, great laugh, bear hugs, and rough but gentle hands. His sister Carla will always be grateful he brought her home a husband.

He enjoyed golf and had scored a hole-in-one at Pitman Golf Club while playing alongside his father this summer. He was a great skier with a style all his own (as taught by Nell). He loved the beach and Caribbean islands and Christmases in Miami with the whole family

With special thanks to the dedicated staff at Cooper Hospital who worked tirelessly and compassionately to care for our beloved son, husband, brother, nephew, uncle, cousin and friend. Donations may be made in Hugo’s name to: American Alzheimer’s Association, https://act.alz.org/donate OR Southwood Baptist Church, 11 Griscom Lane, West Deptford, NJ 08096. Memories may be shared at www.buddfuneralhome.com

PARANTO — Mark Alan Paranto, formerly of Swedesboro. Feb. 7, 1957 – Feb. 14, 2022

Time can be funny, but also unkind.

You can dwell in its days, and not pay any mind.

God, we don’t understand the ways you’ve planned mankind.

There is joy and sorrow, time you can’t borrow.

The years seem fast, yet sometimes slow.

They’re constantly changing, as they ebb and flow.

“Cherish it” you said, for tomorrow’s not guaranteed.

Enjoy the small things, smile more often, for this, you will be freed.

Of your worries and strife, which many shall come,

but remember that love, is the ultimate sum.

Your time, Dad, has gone. The rig runs no more, Big Red has gone quiet, the CB turned off. Your seat, now empty, the pedals lay bare, the cab’s gone dark, sadly now, we’ve lost “Skidmark”.

Grief’s come upon us, it seems much stronger, however your memory, will last even longer.

Rest now, weary trucker, your worries no more.

They’ve tallied the marks, we have the final score.

Your presence will be missed. Your energy so vibrant, strange to now think, that all of that is silent.

Love on those we’ve lost, Dad, of whom we sorely miss. For our time will come, reunited, a time of gleeful bliss.

In loving memory of my Dad, Mark A. Paranto

CAWLEY — George Harry Cawley passed away on Feb. 14, 2022, after a short illness, with his family by his side. George was born on January 12, 1941 in Swedesboro to George and Anna Richards Cawley. He grew up in Center Square and the Pedricktown areas. He was a graduate of Penns Grove High School, Class of 1959.

George joined the United States Army following high school. He was stationed in Newport News, Fort Dix, and served 13 months in South Korea. Upon returning home he accepted a job at DuPont, where he worked for 37 years before retiring.

George was a quiet, simple, family man who loved the outdoors. He spent countless hours maintaining the property around his home. Cooking ribs on his smoker was a family favorite. He will always be our “Ribman”.

George was a dedicated Philadelphia sports fanatic and Penn State Football Fan. He enjoyed fishing, crabbing, and camping with his family as well as traveling to his favorite vacation spots, Williamsburg Va., Cherrystone Campground in Va., Cocoa Beach FL., and Gulf Shores AL.

George is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jean Bennett Cawley, his daughter Suzanne Cawley Lanham (Dwayne); Daughter Meredith Cawley; grandson Zachary Lanham; granddaughter Madison Lanham; sister Barbara Cawley Rebman; sister Deborah Cawley; brother-in-law William Bennett (Karen). He was predeceased by his parents George Risner Cawley and Anna Richards Cawley and his sister Joanne Cawley McGill. George will be greatly missed every minute, every second of every day. As a husband, as a father, and as a grandfather, he is irreplaceable. Donations be made in George’s memory to the Pennsville Church of the Nazarene or to Wounded Warriors online at woundedwarriorproject.org.

TOMARCHIO — Josephine F. Tomarchio (nee Grasso) age 95 of Mullica Hill passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, in her home. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Josephine stood alongside her husband working the farm, raising their kids, and keeping their household intact.

She is survived by five children, seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Josephine was predeceased by her beloved husband of 63 years, Alfred S. Tomarchio.

Donations in Josephine’s memory can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or Samaritan Hospice, 3906 Church Road, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054. Memories & condolences can be shared at www.smithfhmantua.com.

DAWSON — Vernon M. Dawson, age 83 years of Mickleton, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Feb. 16, 2022. Vernon was born on Nov. 12, 1938 in Monroeville, NJ. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1956 and served until 1962 where he was widely recognized for his service in the military. He graduated from Glassboro State College in 1971.

He had many successful career paths but his most prideful was Executive Vice President at H & T, Inc. which he began in 1972 and retired in 2000. Vernon contributed to many civic activities, including serving on the East Greenwich Board of Education, the East Greenwich Ambulance Association, the Mt. Royal Fire Company, and the Sons of Italy-Carmel S Morina Lodge 2580.

Vernon was an avid sportsman: from playing in a championship softball team while in the military, and continuing playing softball in various leagues, playing volleyball, coaching basketball and softball, and serving on the board of trustees for local football and wrestling programs. Vernon spent many years at the Paulsboro wrestling matches where he seldom missed a match, as well as volunteering his time in the development of the wrestling building.

He was a humble and generous man who believed that if one small act benefited one child, it was worth his time and resources. He was devoted to his faith: attending church on Sundays, singing in the choir, and helping his church family every way he could. Spending time with his “lunch bunch” was something that he looked forward to everyday.

Vernon believed that his wealth was his family. He will be remembered for his kindness, generosity, and selflessness; always there to listen and offer advice. His pearls of wisdom are something that will be treasured by all who knew him. He was the epitome of a gentleman.

He is survived by his wife, Caterina Dawson (ne Dattola); his children, Anthony Dawson, Natino Dawson (Melissa), Sebastian Dawson (Morgan), Kathy Dawson (Paul), Karen Ledden ne Dawson (Steve); 4 grandchildren, Carlo Dawson, Natino Dawson, Joshua Ledden (Alexandra), and Matthew Ledden; one great-granddaughter, Aubree Lorraine Ledden; and one brother, William Dawson (Debbie). Survived by brother-in-laws, Dan Chila (Cristina), Domenic Romeo (Angela), Frank Pellicano (Maria) and many cherished nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Susan Dawson.

Services were held in the McBride – Foley Funeral Home, Paulsboro. Donations can be made to the Richwood United Methodist Church, 104 Richwood Rd, Richwood NJ 08074. Memories can be shared at www.mcbridefoleyfh.com.

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