November 2022 Issue Obituaries

RUEHLICKE — It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Andrew “Drew” Ruehlicke, age 21, of Mullica Hill.

Drew passed away suddenly on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022 at York College of Pennsylvania where he was majoring in Sport Management and minoring in Finance. He had hoped to pursue a career in the sport industry in the field of stadium operations and/or sales.

Drew was a dedicated student who carried a 4.0 GPA and was a member of the Dean’s List each of his four years at York College. Drew cherished his time as a member of the York Men’s Soccer Team that became his family away from home. Drew played in 25 games for the Spartans, tallying two goals and an assist this season.

Drew was a 2020 graduate of Bishop Eustace Preparatory School where he was a member of the National Honor Society and Soccer Team Co-Captain. Drew was named 1st Team All Conference, Conference Forward of the Year, Bishop Eustace Player of the Year, an All-State Honorable Mention and was selected for the SJSCA Senior All-Star Game his senior year.

Drew’s love of sports began at an early age as he enjoyed many years playing baseball for Brooklawn, SJ Bulls and Harrison Twp Little League and soccer for Harrison Soccer Club. Drew loved to ski, hike and travel and was a passionate Philly sports fan.

Drew was born in Cincinnati Ohio which resulted in an intense loyalty to The Ohio State University Buckeyes.

Beyond his passion for sports and his achievements in the classroom and on the field, Drew was a wonderful son that made his parents, Teresa and Jan, incredibly proud. He was a much-loved little brother and best-friend to his sister, Katie and was adored by his grandparents, Tom and Bev Standish and his Opa Peter Ruehlicke.  Family meant the world to Drew and he looked forward to his time with uncles, Tom, John and Niels, his aunts, Stephanie and Kerstin, and cousins Tommy, Connor, JD and Jayden. Drew was well-liked by his friends, teammates, coaches and teachers.

He was hard-working, humble, gracious, respectful, and kind. Drew’s glass was always half-full, and he led his life with a strong moral compass. No words can ever adequately express how much Drew meant to those who loved him and what a tremendous hole his passing has left in their lives.

Drew was predeceased by his Oma Heidi Ruehlicke.

Drew’s family requests donations be directed to York College Men’s Soccer by going to https://giving.ycp.edu/SpartanAdvance. For Designation select: Men’s Soccer. Click on “This gift is a tribute to,” then enter Drew’s name. A portion of the donations will be used to support additional causes/organizations in Drew’s memory. Donations can also be mailed to: York College, Attn: Men’s Soccer Office, 441 Country Club Road, York, PA  17403.

WOZNIAK — Lillian Gasior Wozniak, age 89 years, went home to the Lord on Oct. 14, 2022 at her home in South Harrison Township.

Born in Camden, NJ, she was graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1951. She attended Glassboro State Teachers College and was initiated into Kappa Delta Pi. She graduated in 1955 with a degree in general elementary education. She taught third grade in Camden for three years before becoming a full-time mom and homemaker.

While raising her family, she found time to be a room mother for her daughters and CCD teacher at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church. She and her family had lived in Pitman until 1980 when they moved to South Harrison Township.

Predeceased by her husband Dr. Edward G. Wozniak, and her brother Henry Gasior. She is survived by her daughters; Laura (Michael) Laughlin of Wyoming, Marie (Dan) Darstein, Ellen Wozniak of Wyoming, Susan (Lester) Shoemaker, and beloved caregiver and “fifth daughter” Gina (Jesse) Dinovi; grandchildren; Emily (David) Bennett, Rebecca (Billy) Painter, Edward R. Darstein, Sara (AJ) Labra, and great granddaughters; Susie, Lillian, and Gracie. Also survived by her siblings; Edward (Carol) Gasior, Caroline (Phillip) Kelly, and Albert (Toni) Gasior.

Memorial donations can be made to the Society of St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry, 17 Earlington Ave, Mullica Hill, NJ, 08062. Memories may be shared at www.kelleyfhpitman.com.

AUGUSTINO — Bruce C. Augustino, age 70, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly surrounded by his family on Oct. 14, 2022.

He grew up in Bridgeport. Bruce had a passion for many things in life: fishing, a good joke, and bringing things back to life with his “Mr. Fixit” skills, but he cherished his time with his wife and family above all else.

Bruce met the love of his life and wife of 50 years, Olivia, in high school, and raised a beautiful family together with daughters, Brenda and Marie. He could always be counted on to lend a helping hand to those in need and act as a positive shining example of what a husband, father, and man should strive to be.

After serving his community as a police sergeant in the Paulsboro Police Department and owner of Clarksboro Home Video, Bruce spent his later years working at Fulton Bank and Gloucester County Serv-a-Tray.

Bruce was quick with a joke, easy with a smile and calming with his presence alone. He taught his children and grandchildren that kindness and integrity were the best virtues a person could have, and he displayed those values every day in his life.

Bruce was simply a good man, friend, father, and husband. A good soul that will be greatly missed and loved by all those who knew him.

Bruce is survived by his wife Olivia (nee Luzzo), daughters Brenda Cimorelli (Robert) and Marie Connor (Michael) and five grandchildren, Brendan, Benjamin, Olivia, Megan, and Grace. Donations may be made to St. Padre Pio Shrine in Landisville, NJ or the American Red Cross. Thoughts and prayers at www.FERTIGFUNERALHOME.com.

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