Obituaries

George T. Hare, M.D.

Age 86 of Cherry Hill, Formerly of Haddonfield

On June 17, 2017, Beloved husband of JoAnn (nee Mathias); Loving father of Tom (Judianne) of Pennington, NJ, Patricia Hare of Cherry Hill, NJ and the late John M.; Cherished grandfather of Kyle (Brooke Green) Bragger, Erin (Chris) Fox, Kaelyn Bragger, and Cole & Charlotte Hare. Treasured great grandfather of Oliver Mathias, Nolan Fox and Willa Bragger.

He was born on October 17, 1930 in Barrington, New Jersey. George attended Haddon Heights High School where he was a 3-sport athlete excelling in baseball, basketball and football. He graduated in 1948 and was inducted into their Sports Hall of Fame in 1991. After graduation, he attended Gettysburg College where he was a biology major and continued his athletic career playing basketball and baseball. Not only was he an All-State honorable mention and All-Little Three basketball player but he was most proficient in baseball.  Despite his role as a top starting pitcher on the baseball team, he was the cleanup hitter in the batting order. He hit safely in 14 games as a sophomore and as the years progressed, he bombarded the fences with one homerun after the other. He jumped from a .295 hitter as a sophomore to over .400 as a senior, switching between the mound and left field. As a pitcher, he was most effective in beating such teams as Navy, Delaware and Pitt. He turned down a major league offer by the Cleveland Indians in order to reach his goal of becoming a doctor. George received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Gettysburg College in 1952 and was inducted into the Gettysburg Sports Hall of Fame in 1995. After graduating college he attended the New York Medical College and received his MD degree in 1956. He performed his residency at Thomas Jefferson Hospital Medical College in Philadelphia and internship at Cooper Medical Center in Camden, New Jersey.  Through a distinguished medical career of more than 50 years in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, George held numerous positions as a physician and professor, including Medical Director of the Camden County (N.J.) Health Services Center. He established and headed the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the Cooper Medical Center, as well as a homebound program in geriatric medicine in inner-city Camden. He also helped establish the first palliative care unit in a long-term care facility in the state of New Jersey. George was a long-time member of the Camden County Medical Society, served as its secretary and also became involved with the Society at the national level. He served as a member of the Gettysburg Board of Fellows and his nation as a Major in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army Reserves.

He was deeply devoted to his family and anyone who really knew him could not help but respect, admire and love him dearly. He was a dedicated physician and while there were times when he may have wondered how his life might have been different had he chosen to play professional sports there is no doubt that medicine was his calling. The countless lives he touched, healed and enriched through his long career give testimony to that fact. He was an avid golfer, loved playing the slot machines in Atlantic City and hanging out with his dog and cats at home. He leaves behind many great memories and a legacy of caring, respect and commitment to excellence in everything he did.

Dr. Hare’s family will receive friends on Friday, June 23rd, 10-10:45 AM, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 501 Green St, Haddon Heights, NJ; where his Memorial Service will follow at 11 AM.  Interment, Locustwood Cem., Cherry Hill, NJ.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Dr. Hare may be made to the Voorhees Animal Orphanage, 419 Cooper Rd, Voorhees Township, NJ 08043 (http://www.vaonj.org/)

Walter J. Lane

Age 90 of Cherry Hill, formerly of Haddonfield

Passed away June 17, 2017.  He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 66 years, Barbara J. Lane.  He is survived by his children John W., Esq. (Mary Ellen), Dr. William M. (Janet), Mark T. (Betsy), Dr. Barbara A. Rich (Leslie), Nancy J. (Linda Stipa), and Robert P. (Jessica); 16 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; and his beloved brother and sister, Robert and Alice Lane of Bristol, PA.

Walter served in the U.S. Army after graduating from Bristol High School in 1944. He was a salesman in the electrical supply business, then later a manufacturers’ representative, founding the Walter J. Lane Company in the mid-1960’s, which he operated until his retirement.  For a number of years he also sold real estate part time.  He has been an active member of Christ the King Parish in Haddonfield since 1954.  He has been a member of the Rotary Club of Haddonfield since 1964 and was a past president of that organization.  Prior to moving to Cherry Hill in 2010, he was also active in Haddonfield’s 65 Club.

A viewing and visitation with the family will be held at Christ the King Church, 200 Windsor Avenue, Haddonfield, from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. on June 20, 2017.  Relatives and friends are also invited to attend the funeral mass at the church, beginning at 11:00 a.m.  Interment will follow at the Calvary Cemetery Chapel Mausoleum, 2398 Marlton Pike W., Cherry Hill.  In lieu of flowers, it was Walter’s wish that donations be made in his memory to the charity of one’s choice.

Jeffrey T. McDaniels

Age 53, Audubon NJ

Passed away peacefully on June 13, 2017 at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Camden, NJ.

Jeff graduated Haddon Township High School in 1982, and attended the University of Oklahoma where he majored in law enforcement and served on the OU Police Department before returning to New Jersey to begin his career with the Audubon Police Department. Jeff served the town of Audubon as a police officer for 25 years prior to retiring in early 2014. He also worked for many years as a member of the security team at the Acme supermarket in Audubon where he made many friends.

Jeff is survived by his father and stepmother, Thurman and Carol McDaniel of Haddon Township, mother and stepfather, Jane and Dr. Tom Linstrum of McKinney Texas, sister Linda Klein of Hillsborough, NJ, nieces Kristen Tryon of Orem, UT and Mandy Klein of Mystic Island, NJ and aunt and uncle Lois and Bob Gawlowski of Green Lane, PA.

Jeff loved dogs and cars. He was the proud owner of several collectible cars.

A memorial service will be held at The First Baptist Church of Haddonfield, 124 Kings Highway East on Saturday, July 22, 2017. The family will receive visitors beginning at 10:00 AM followed by the service at 11:00. All are invited to a light luncheon immediately following.

In Lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the City of Angels NJ, Inc. http://www.cityofangelsnj.org or Animal Welfare Association https://www.awanj.org/donate-now in Jeff’s name.

Vivian Logan Stauder

Age 96 Formerly of Haddonfield

On June 15, 2017, of Collingswood Manor; Beloved mother of Dorothy Marshall of Fort Myers, FL; Dear sister of the late Patricia Logan Macqueene;  Devoted aunt of James Macqueene. Also survived by her close friend Kathi Bell & the Repenning Family.

Vivian was a recipient of the Haddonfield Citizen of the year Award, a deacon at the First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield, and an active member of the Celebration Committee from its inception.  She also served the community as a secretary of the Adult School and Bookkeeper of Haddonfield Public Library.

Vivian’s family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 21st from 10:00-10:45AM in the Parlor of the First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield, 20 Kings Hwy E, Haddonfield, NJ 08033. Her memorial service will follow at 11:00 AM in the chapel. Interment, private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made in Vivian’s name to the Church at the above address or to Haddonfield Public Library at 60 Haddon Ave N. Haddonfield, NJ 08033-2469.

Raymond J. Collins

Age 89 * formerly of Haddonfield

On June 12th, 2017, of Westmont, NJ, Beloved husband of Suann (nee Woods); Loving father of Brian Collins (Barbara), Patti DeCoursey (John) and Stacey Collins (Daina): Cherished grandfather of Brian Jr., Brogan & Brandon Collins, Lauren, Christa & Eric DeCoursey and Aidann Collins. 

Mr. Collins’ family will receive friends and relatives on Friday, June 16th, 11 AM to 12:30 PM, at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ 08033.  Interment, private.

Brooke Gabrielle Mulford

Age 12 of Voorhees, formerly of Salisbury, MD

On Monday, June 12th 2017, Brooke Mulford, beloved daughter of Amy Stanton Mulford (Charles Klaus) and Robert Nelson Mulford, Jr. passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus after an 8 year battle with neuroblastoma.  Although Brooke was diagnosed at the tender age of 4, her passion for life and dedication to service has impacted each community in which she lived.  Brooke’s smile and love of animals, especially her dog Bailey and kitten Socks, was contagious.  While Brooke could be found habitually feeding ducks, she focused her legacy on helping others.  The Brooke Mulford Foundation, organized in 2009, under Brooke’s careful guidance, has helped to fund cancer research.  Likewise, Brooke wanted to ensure that children suffering from cancer could have access to toys and activities.   Brooke opened Brooke’s Toy Closet at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, MD.

Through her faith in Christ, Brooke has become an integral part of the K-LOVE family.  Her spirit has been encapsulated in Matthew West’s song, Never Ever Give Up, which recognizes Brooke’s ability to influence and inspire others. Brooke’s faith in Jesus Christ should give us hope that we will see her again, in His arms.  Brooke will remain forever in our hearts.

Brooke’s greatest attribute, her smile, could light up the room. Brooke should be remembered for her contagious smile; her openness to others made them laugh, while the joy she felt in life’s simplicity helped others to smile.

Brooke has become a mascot to many teams in the communities who have embraced her fight against cancer and who have been inspired by her altruism.  Brooke will be missed by those who have provided prayer through the various social media groups created to keep Brooke’s supporters informed of her health and well-being.  Brooke drew strength from so many and all cards, well-wishes, and faithful notes were cherished by Brooke.

Likewise, Salisbury Maryland, Brooke’s first home, as well as Brooke’s Southern New Jersey roots, has enabled people to know the caring and grace that Brooke shared selflessly with others.  Brooke’s schoolmates and teachers at Salisbury Christian, Osage School, and Voorhees Middle School were very special to her and she will be missed dearly.

Brooke was loved and admired by many, especially her family.  Brooke is survived by maternal grandparents Jean Russell (David), Greg Dunn (Millie), Barbara Armstrong and paternal grandparents Robert Mulford Sr. (MaryAnn) and Nancy Tartaglione (Vince).

Brooke is also survived by her maternal aunts and uncles, John Stanton (Johanna Marino), Alisyn Stoffel, David Russell Jr. (Brenda), Jason Dunn (Virgina), Aaron Dunn, Heather Thomas (Jacob), and James Armstrong (Misty).  Brooke will be dearly missed by her paternal great-grandmother, Trula Ivans, and loving aunts and uncles Jean Burgee (George), Josh Targtaglione .  Cousins, extended family, and others too numerous to mention, provided Brooke with love throughout her life.

Brooke’s family will receive friends on Friday, June 16th, 4:30-8 PM, at the Haddonfield United Methodist Church, 29 Warwick Road, Haddonfield, NJ.  Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, June 17th, at 10:00 AM, at the Haddonfield United Methodist Church.

Additionally, a Celebration of Life in Brooke’s honor will be held on Friday, June 23rd, 7:00 PM, at the Bennett High School Stadium, 300 E College Ave, Salisbury, MD 21804.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Brooke Mulford Foundation, PO Box 545 Salisbury, MD 21803.

Joan T. Rochford

(nee Toohey) of Haddonfield, NJ, Naples, FL & Avalon, NJ passed peacefully on June 6, 2017 surrounded by family.  Beloved wife of the late John T. Rochford; Loving Mother to John (Trish), Neal (Laura), Brian, Peter, Bridget (Chris) Atzinger, Kyle Ann (Brian) Connelly, Dana (Joe) Lynn; Grand-Fifi to 20 grandchildren, Great-Grand Fifi to 4; and Loving sister of Patricia (Clyde) Foster of Sarasota, FL.

 Joan graduated from Chestnut Hill College with honors, she married and raised her family in Haddonfield.  Joan founded Rochford Printing where she continually pushed the glass ceiling for women entrepreneurship while serving on numerous boards and committees advocating for a greater presence of women on corporate boards and in the workplace.  

Joan’s numerous passions included world travel, being an accomplished Artist (Fifi LaRue!), Chestnut Hill College, Avalon Yacht Club; only to be outdone by her love of family, friends, and her faith. 

 Joan’s Family will receive friends on Sunday, June 11th, 4-7 PM, at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ. All are invited to her Mass of Christian Burial, on Monday, June 12th, 2:00 PM at Christ the King Church, 200 Windsor Ave, Haddonfield, NJ 08033. Interment, private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Nemours Fund for Children’s Health, 1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803

Anna Bocknack

Age 102 of Somerdale, NJ

On June 2nd; Loving sister of Helen Jerskie of PA and Mary Kryworuka of AZ; Predeceased by her son Richard Bocknack and siblings Pearl Kuprevich, Julia Mattera, Genevieve Pimpinella and Michael Bocknack.

A private graveside service is planned for Thurs. June 8th, 2017.

Diana Lee Long Myers

Age 72 of Harrowgate PA

Diana Lee Long-Myers

On June 3, 2017, age 72 of Harrowgate, PA, Beloved mother of Menno Monroe Myers, III and the late Mena Lee Myers; Loving grandmother of Damyon Myers, Mena Maldonado, Kansas Myers & Siena Smith; Adoring great-grandmother of Jai-Lee & Jena Olmeda, Jordan Charles Walker & Alexander Monroe Walker; Dear sister of James Edgar Long, Jr., Betsy Long DiCristino and the late John Ward Long.

Diana’s Family will receive family and friends Saturday, June 10th, 11:00-11:45 AM, at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ; where the Service will follow at Noon. Interment, private.

Margaret Elizabeth Wuchter

Age 93 of Westmont, NJ

On June 1, 2017, Loving wife for 58 years of the late Alfred; Beloved mother of Susan (Patrick) Stewart of Westmont, NJ, and Cheryl (Kenneth) Freeston of Newtown, CT; Proud grandmother of David Freeston of Newtown, CT, Jessica (Chris) Simone of Haddon Township, NJ, and JT (Maria Bradley) Stewart of Cherry Hill, NJ. Adoring Great grandmother of Amelia, Penelope, and Natalie. Caring Aunt to Beverly (Bob) Miller of Auburn, NY, and Howard (Stephanie) Nelson of Moravia, NY.

Margaret loved spending her time with family and friends and her beloved cats, Homer and Strawberry. Strawberry stayed by her side until the very end.  Margaret was a sweet and lovely woman who will be deeply missed.

Margaret’s Family will receive family and friends Sunday, June 4th, 2:00-3:45 PM, at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ; where the Service will follow at 4 PM. Interment, private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Voorhees Animal Orphanage, 419 Cooper Rd., Voorhees, NJ 08043 or via (www.vaonj.org/donate).