MILLER — David D. Miller, age 51 of Clarksboro passed away peacefully on Aug. 4, 2023 at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital with his dad and step-mom by his side.
David was born on May 14, 1972 at the Philadelphia Naval Hospital and was the son of Betsy A. (McAllister) and Dennis D. Miller. He was raised in Clarksboro, attended East Greenwich Elementary School and graduated from Kingsway Regional High School in 1990.
David was a standout baseball player but excelled at soccer for KRHS and was named to the second team All Tri-County soccer squad as a fullback/sweeper in his senior year. He was awarded a soccer scholarship to the University of Charleston in West Virginia and later attended Rowan University.
David worked as warehouse/transportation manager for Chelten House Foods in Logan Township and Raymour and Flanigan in Deptford. He enjoyed engaging in spirited conversation about his favorite subjects; everything sports and U.S. History.
David is survived by his father and his step-mom, Juanita Miller; his sons Shawn and Joshua, whom he loved dearly, sister Amanda Miller, grandmother Althene Miller, aunt and uncle Raymond and Patricia Miller, uncle Ozzie Samuels, aunt Katherine Powell, niece Alexis Miller and nephew Cory Miller and a host of cousins and friends. Predeceased by his mom Betsy Miller, his grandparents Earl Miller and Minnie and Harry McAllister, aunt Bonnie Samuels and his loyal Jack Russell, Freddie. He was smart, athletic, strong, loved his family and lived his life on his own terms. His sons were the pride of his life.
Arrangements by McBride – Foley Funeral Home, Paulsboro. The family suggests contributions in David’s memory to an animal shelter or rescue of your choice and please consider being a blood and organ donor. Memories can be shared at www.mcbridefoleyfh.com
NOTHDURFT — Kathleen “Kay” Dorothy (Jaeger) Nothdurft, of Swedesboro died on Aug. 6, 2023 with her family by her side.
Kathleen was born in Enderline, ND, the daughter of Charles and Veronica Matt Jaeger. She moved to the Swedesboro area in 1944 and graduated from Swedesboro High School, Class of 1945. She enjoyed 66 years of marriage to John E. Nothdurft Sr. (her high school sweetheart), and raising their five children, Patricia (Daniel) Yulo, Mary Ann (Tom Barnett) Nothdurft, John Jr., Karen (Les) Viereck III, and David (Lesley).
She was a role model for her family being a hard working mother of five, helping run the family business, and being the wife of a dedicated fireman. She was a founding member of, and the originator of the name Save Olde Swedesborough (S.O.S) which later became the Swedesboro Woolwich Historical Society, and an original organizer of the Swedesboro Woolwich Day. She was also a member of the Woolwich Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. She loved her family, reading, recipes, and her cats.
She is survived by her children, 14 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers Rodney and Jack (Betty Jane) Jaeger; sisters-in-law Doris Jaeger, Peggy Jaeger, and Ann Zayac; predeceased by her husband, sisters Betty Lou (Fred) Tournage, Shirley Dodgen, and Jean (Jack) Pruitt; brothers William and Robert Jaeger; brothers-in-law Wilbert (Joan) Nothdurft, and Joseph Zayac; sisters-in-law Betty (Donald) Hunt and Mary (Pat) Shiveler.
In lieu of usual remembrances, Kay said to please give each other a hug and say a prayer for her.
Services and internment will be private.
MONTGOMERY — Paulette E. Montgomery (nee Hartswick) age 76, of Mt. Royal passed peacefully surrounded by her family Aug. 7, 2023, in the Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia.
Mrs. Montgomery was born in Washington, DC on March 5, 1947, to Paul and Dorothy (nee Brown) Hartswick. She was raised in Paulsboro and had lived in Mt. Royal since 1977.
She graduated as a salutatorian from Paulsboro High School in 1965. Mrs. Montgomery attended the Franklin School of Science and Arts, Philadelphia, graduating in 1967. Her diverse 46-year career as an executive administrative assistant included positions at University of Pennsylvania, SunGard Data Systems and Campbell Soup Company, where she retired from in 2013.
In 1977 on Christmas Eve, Mrs. Montgomery married fellow Paulsboro Red Raider, Arthur B. Montgomery III. Together they spent the next 27 years raising their two daughters and enduring life’s trials and tribulations including significant medical issues.
No matter the adversity or odds, Mrs. Montgomery maintained her faith and unwavering spirit choosing always to maximize what she felt was “borrowed time.” This included raising her daughters by modeling integrity, honesty, work ethic, love, and kindness.
Mrs. Montgomery was a lifelong active member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Paulsboro, where she willingly shared her talents including serving as financial secretary, various committee appointments, member of the United Methodist Women and of course, as part of the choir. Mrs. Montgomery was a lifelong member of the ladies’ auxiliaries at the Anthony T. Calista V.F.W. Post #5579, Gibbstown and Marine Corps League, Oak Valley. She also served multiple appointments as the New Jersey state soloist for the VFW. Mrs. Montgomery was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Paulsboro-Swedesboro Lodge #157.
In addition to her active participation within her community, Mrs. Montgomery enjoyed attending and supporting the arts including the Philadelphia Symphony, Pennsylvania Ballet, and Pitman Theatre. She enjoyed gardening and could often be found meticulously attending to the flowers in her yard.
Traveling was also prioritized including adventures as close as Wildwood and as far as an African Safari. Mrs. Montgomery thoroughly enjoyed spending time and celebrating the accomplishments of her three grandsons, no matter the distance of a wrestling match or baseball tournament, she could always be found rooting for them in the stands.
She is survived by her daughters, Jennifer E. McFadden of Swedesboro and Ardith B. Vasquez of Mt. Royal; her grandsons, Finnegan B. McFadden, Shea A. McFadden and Rowan A. Stone. She was predeceased by her husband of 27 years, Arthur B. Montgomery, III.
Arrangements by McBride-Foley Funeral Home, Paulsboro. To honor Mrs. Montgomery’s commitment to supporting efforts to protect our nation’s American Bald Eagles, donations can be made to the Southwest Florida (SWFL) Eagle Cam Foundation, PO Box 2148, Fort Myers, Florida, 33902. Memories can be shared at www.mcbridefoleyfh.com.
ROBINSON – Carol Robinson, 69. Carol was a person of extraordinary grace and kindness. She was known for her zest for life and love of her family. Carol never let any of life’s hiccups or challenges hold her back from what she loved doing.
She was a wonderful wife with a passion for travel and photography. She loved the white sand beaches of the Caribbean and sipping pina coladas on the beach. She had an eye for capturing the most perfect photo at just the right moment. Wildlife photography was her favorite, and she made many visits to local swampy areas where she captured the perfect shot.
Her talents extended to the kitchen. Some of her favorite times were bringing her family together to share a meal that she had crafted. She was a great cook and could whip up anything that popped into her head. She took inspiration from old family recipes and was never afraid of a challenge.
She worked for many years as a court reporter in Logan Township, but her true calling in life was being a wife, mother and grandmother. She’d meet the love of her life at a New Years Eve party: a late-night mummers strut would lead to a 50 year and 7 months marriage with Tom blessed by two daughters, Kimberly and Jennifer; and later by her grandchildren, Robert, Andrew, Abigail, Jake and Luke. She prized family above all and was deeply devoted to her husband, daughters and her grandchildren.
As a mom she embedded a strong moral compass in her daughters, and then she set them off to explore and use it. MomMom was at every competition, recital, and event her grandchildren had. Whether it was traveling to watch them compete, making breakfast after sleepovers, or a well needed hug to calm them down, Carol never let them down.
Interment Lake Park Cemetery, Woolwich.
BREDBENNER — Reginald D. “Reggie” Bredbenner age 84 years of Mickleton passed away on Aug. 14, 2023 in his home.
He was born and raised in Berwick, PA where he graduated as valedictorian at Berwick High School. He then graduated from Drexel University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. While in college, he was in the Army ROTC, and after graduation he served in France with the U.S. Army and left the military with the rank of Captain.
Mr. Bredbenner then started as an engineer with Mobil Oil Refinery, retiring in senior management after 30 years of service. He enjoyed sports cars and working on them.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Nancy Bredbenner (nee Sloger) of Mickleton; his daughters, Karen Stathopoulos of Manalapan and her fiancé, Philip Notaro, also of Manalapan, Susan and Yaniv Farbenbloom of Los Angeles, CA and his grandchildren, Kaela and Caden Farbenbloom. Mr. Bredbenner was predeceased by his parents, William and Jean Bredbenner and his sister Patricia and her husband William Poska.
Services were held in the McBride-Foley Funeral Home, Paulsboro. Contributions can be made in his memory to the National MS Society, PO Box 289, Canton, MA 02021. Memories can be shared at www.mcbridefoleyfh.com.
GIFFORD — David W. Gifford age 67 years of Mickleton passed away Aug. 16, 2023 in his home surrounded by his family. Dave was born in Woodbury, raised in Mullica Hill where he graduated from Clearview High School class of 1974.
His love of cars started at a young age, and he worked at a renowned body shop in Woodbury where he honed and perfected his craft. Dave retired with over 20 years of service as facilities manager with Valken in Swedesboro. He spent most of his free time working on cars with his sons and being Mr. Fix-it for his daughter and sister.
Dave was a jack of all trades and master of too many! He was well known for his street rods, fabrication of record setting race cars and was awarded best pancake chef by his grandson, Jackson. Dave was also a member of Rolling Rods Car Club.
He is survived by his beloved and devoted wife of 30 years, Debbie Gifford (nee Siler) of Mickleton; his daughter, Amanda and Matt Hasenpat of Wenonah; his sons, David and Justin Gifford, both of Mickleton; his grandchildren, Jackson and Remi and his sister, Gwen Green of West Deptford. Services were held in the McBride-Foley Funeral Home, Paulsboro. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his memory to Gloucester County Animal Shelter, 1200 N. Delsea Drive, Clayton, NJ 08312. Memories can be shared at www.mcbridefoley