Obituaries

S. Sprague Shope

Age 85; Formerly of Cherry Hill, NJ

(nee DuBois) On August 14, 2017, Devoted Wife of the late Daniel Shope; Loving mother of Daniel (Theresa) Shope Jr. of Fogelsville, PA & Edward (Betty) Shope of Landing, NJ and Adoring grandmother of Erin (Peter Creigh) & Colin Shope.

Sprague graduated from Miss Hartridge School for Girls in Edison, NJ and then attended Hollins University in Roanoke, VA. She worked for many years as the office manager of Dan Shope Gallery of Homes.  Additionally, Sprague was an avid reader and excellent bridge player, belonging to many clubs including SJ Bridge Club. She was a smart, independent, strong woman.

“A lady in every sense of the word with a life lived according to strong principles and empathy for everyone she met.”

All are invited to Sprague’s Graveside Service, Saturday, Aug. 26th, 11AM at Lakeview Memorial Park Cemetery, Rt. 130, Cinnaminson, NJ 08077 Charitable donations in honor of Sprague may be made through In Memory Of (www.inmemoryof-memorial.org or P.O. Box 5472, Charlottesville VA 22905) for the American Cancer Society.

Grace C. Gladden

Age 89; Longtime Haddonfield resident

(nee Cavallaro) On Aug. 11, 2017, Beloved mother of Robert E. Jr. (Dorothy) of Merchantville, NJ; Jeffrey K. (Barbara Berreski) of Moorestown, NJ; Stephen L. (Maryann) of Maple Shade, NJ; Eileen C. Moon of Haddonfield, NJ; Michael (Bernadette Gallen) of Berwyn, PA and Norman A. (Durene Ingling) of Marlton, NJ; Cherished grandmother of 15; Loving great grandmother of 4 and pre-deceased by her husband: The Honorable Robert E. Gladden.

Mrs. Gladden had been the Secretary of Admissions for the Bancroft School in Haddonfield for several years, but her main love and passion was her family.

Mrs. Gladden’s family will receive friends on Wednesday, Aug. 16th, 9-10:30 AM, at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ.  Following at 11 AM, all are invited to her Mass of Christian Burial at St. Rose of Lima R.C. Church, Kings Hwy. & 4th Ave., Haddon Hts., NJ.  Entombment, Locustwood Cem. Mausoleum, Cherry Hill, NJ.

Judith S. Stainrook

Age 79 of Haddonfield, NJ; Formerly of NYC & Buffalo, NY

(nee Swann) On July 29, 2017, Beloved wife of Harry R.; Loving mother of Eric Stainrook of NY and Jennifer Stainrook of CA and Cherished grandmother of James A. Stainrook, passed.

Judith had been an opera singer and worked at Girard Trust Bank in Phila.  She was passionate about art and volunteered as a Docent at both the Albright-Knox Museum in Buffalo & the Whitney Museum in NYC.  Locally, Judith was actively involved with the Haddonfield Historical Society & volunteered at the Haddonfield Library.

Judith’s family will receive friends on Thursday Evening, Aug. 3rd, 6-8 PM, at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ.  All are invited to return for Judith’s Funeral Service on Friday, Aug. 4th, at 10AM.  Interment private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to honor Judith may be made to The Stainrook Foundation to help continue her passion and contributions to the Arts. The Stainrook Foundation, Ansonia Station P.O. Box 230002, New York, New York 10023-000.

Joseph “Joe” V. Gariano

Age 96 * Haddonfield, NJ, Formerly of North Jersey

On July 30, 2017, Beloved husband of Maureen (nee Ferguson); Loving father of John Joseph (Jean) of Montclair, NJ, Joseph Vincent, Jr. of Rivervale, NJ, AnnJane Sullivan (Peter) of Audubon and Patricia Gariano (David Kuhn) of Audubon; Treasured grandfather of 7: Kristin & Alex Gariano, Sean, Eamon & P.J. Sullivan, Logan Zaszewski & Gavin Kuhn and Dear brother of William (Chirs) of Newtown Square, PA.

Joe proudly served in the US Coast Guard during WWII.  He had been an accountant with Federal Paper Board in Montvale, NJ. He treasured his family and was an avid NY Yankees fan.  Additionally, Joe possessed a great sense of humor and was known for his one-liners.

Joe’s family will receive friends on Wednesday, Aug. 2nd, 6-8 PM, at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ and again on Thursday, Aug. 3rd, 10 – 10:45 AM, at Christ the King RC Church, 200 Windsor Ave., Haddonfield, NJ; where his Funeral Mass will follow at 11 AM.  Interment, Colestown Cem., Cherry Hill, NJ.

Memorial contributions may be made through In Memory Of to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. (www.InMemoryOf-memorial.org)

Martha S. Berger

Of Hainesport NJ, formerly of Haddon Heights

On July 20, 2017; Devoted wife of Dr. Henry G. Berger; Beloved mother of Roy (Christine) & John (Patti); Cherished grandmother of Lauren, Erin & Roy Jr.; Loving sister of Marylou Kimball.

The Berger family will receive friends on Friday, July 28th, 10-10:45 AM at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ 08033. Funeral service immediately following at 11 AM. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Martha’s memory to the American Lung Association, 3001 Gettysburg Rd., Camp Hill, PA 17011.

Peter W. Vanace, M.D.

Age 94 Formerly of Haddonfield

Dr. Vanace was born in Atlantic City, NJ, but spent most of his life in Albany, NY. Immediately following graduation from high school, he enlisted for active duty in WWII, Army Air Corp, Eighth Air Force with 33 combat missions over Europe as a B-17 Lead Navigator. He was awarded the Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters.

Following discharge from the service, he received a B.A. in chemistry from Syracuse Univ. and medical degree from Albany Medical College, with a two-year internship at Albany Hospital. He completed his Pediatric Residency at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He then accepted a fellowship and received N.I.H. Grants in Pediatric Cardiology and Pathology at CHOP while also serving as Medical Director of Camden Municipal Hospital and later, The Children’s Seashore House of Atlantic City, NJ.

A fellowship in Pediatric Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine at Temple Univ./Moss Rehab Hospital, Phila, PA followed. He then went in to clinical practice and teaching Pediatric Development and Rehabilitation at Hahnemann Hospital, Phila., PA, including consultation for Special Needs Children with the Philadelphia, Camden and Trenton School Districts and a number of public and private school Child Study Teams in central and southern NJ.

Upon retirement from academic and private practice, Dr. Vanace pursued a continuing career as an artist, along with the restoration of a 300 year old historic stone house in Glen Mills, PA, where he resided before moving to Linwood, NJ, where he was a resident for 12 years. He continued to develop his painting skills with a particular interest in still life, landscapes and portraits. In addition, the teaching of medical students and resident physicians the basics of understanding and creating art, in particular, negative and positive spaces, composition and color values was a rewarding experience in helping these students to develop their basic skills of truly ‘seeing’ a patient.

Through his artwork, Dr. Vanace hoped to influence the importance of art in the development of children and understanding of parents, classroom teachers and physicians, of the power of art in human development and healing. He truly lived his life with passion.

A devoted father to Scott D. Vanace (predeceased) of Hallandale Beach, FL, Leslie Akers (Ray) of Sewell, NJ, Jeff Vanace (Patrice) of Linwood, NJ, and Nancy Vanace of Linwood, NJ. Proud grandfather of Raymond and Alexander Akers of Sewell, NJ, Rachel and Adriane Vanace of Linwood, NJ. He is also survived by many loving and cherished friends.

Dr. Vanace will receive an officer’s honors at Arlington National Cemetery, Wednesday, August 16th , 2017 at 3:00 PM. All are welcome.

Ian Malcolm Goonewardene, MD

Age 91*Formerly of Mt. Laurel, NJ

Dr. Goonewardene was born in Panadura, Sri Lanka (Ceylon) in 1926. He completed college and medical training at the University of Ceylon and came to the US in 1955.  Like most foreign medical graduates, completed residency training for a second time. He served as an intern at St. Vincent’s hospital in Staten Island, NY.  This was followed by a residency in Internal Medicine Residency at Frankford Hospital Philadelphia, PA where he would meet his wife, Joan (nee Blood), to whom he would be married for 53 years.

Dr. Goonewardene treated patients in both the office and emergency departments throughout the PA and NJ. He first joined an office practice in Paulsboro, NJ and subsequently opened an office practice out of his home in Gibbstown, NJ, where his wife Joan served as a nurse. Additionally, he was an emergency room physician at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden, NJ. Loved by his patients, he was widely known as an excellent diagnostician, and caring provider. His busy schedule was followed by house calls for homebound patients, or those too sick to travel. He retired from active practice at age 75, but volunteered with the Community Health Practice in Camden, NJ where he provided care to the uninsured, until well into his 80’s.

Noted for his compassion, Dr. Goonewardene maintained an active philanthropic spirit his entire life. He supported domestic and international charities, and taught English to immigrants to the US. He was an active member of Amnesty International, and participated in church programs to feed those in need as a longtime member of Grace Bible Church in Mt. Laurel, NJ.  He was comfortable with people from all walks of life, and was known for treating all with respect and dignity. He welcomed people into his home, and there was always room for one more at any meal. This generosity of spirit was widely shared by his wife Joan and was passed on to his children, all of whom are involved in lives of service.

He was predeceased by wife Joan Goonewardene (nee Blood), and daughters Darshini and Kelly. He is survived by children Michael, Kumar, Amy and Shanth; daughters-in-law Joanne and Heather; grandchildren Daniel, Avani, Ethan, Jada, Alexander, Laura and Colin. He will be missed by his cousins, nieces and nephews; both in the United States, and throughout the world: Sri Lanka, India, UK, Australia, and Canada.

Dr. Goonewardene’s family will greet friends on Saturday, July 15th, 9:30–11:45 AM at Grace Bible Church, 822 S. Church St., Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054. Services immediately following at Noon. Donations to Roofs for The Roofless may be sent payable to Grace Bible Church at the address above.

Janice Gravenor Carpenter

Age 86 of Evesham Township

(nee Ayres) On July 11, 2017, former 25year resident of Salem, NJ, Beloved wife of Edwin Carpenter and of the late Ralph Gravenor; Loving mother of Glenn (Charlotte) Gravenor of Haddon Hts., and Linda Gravenor of Marlton, NJ. Devoted grandmother of Lucas Yelowitz of Marlton, NJ. Adored Sister of Carolyn Nachtrieb of FL. Also survived by her two sisters Barbara Albanito and Diane Kent and her nephew James Nachtrieb.

The Family will receive friends on Friday, July 14, 2017 at 10-10:45AM in the Chapel of the Haddonfield United Methodist Church, 29 Warwick Rd., Haddonfield, NJ; where Services will follow at 11AM In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in honor of Janice may be made to Friends of the Hancock House via www.inmemoryof-memorial.org/janice-carpenter ; where she was actively involved in the house’s renovations. Arrangements made by Kain-Murphy Funeral Services.

Dr. Ray L. James

Age 94*Formerly of Haddonfield, NJ

 

Loving husband of Margaret “Maggi” Adam; Proud and loving father of Ray L. James, Jr. of Williamsburg, VA and Kimberly James Sibley of Valparaiso, IN; Cherished Pop-Pop of 4 grandchildren.

The James family will greet friends on Friday, July 14, 2017, 10:15-10:45 AM, at the First Presbyterian Church, 20 E. Kings Hwy., Haddonfield, NJ 08033.   A military memorial service and celebration of his life will follow at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Church at the above address, the WWII Museum, 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 or a charity of your choice.

Beatrice "Bea" D. Kirk

Age 85 of Ocean City, NJ; Formerly of Haddonfield

(nee Duncan) On June 28, 2017; Age 85 of Ocean City, NJ, former longtime resident of Haddonfield, NJ, Beloved wife of Alan T. Kirk, Jr. of Ocean City, NJ; Loving mother of Robert D. (Lisa) of Gibbsboro, Wendy K. (John) Nichols of Maurice River Twp., Thomas W. (Susie) of Haddonfield and the late Jeffrey A.; Cherished grandmother of Jennifer, Christy, Ryan, Justin, Caroline, Colin, Lydia, Ali, Kylie and Rees and Devoted Great Grandmother of Paisley, Holden and T.J.

Bea was a lifetime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield.  She was also actively involved with Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) and the Haddonfield Garden Club.

Bea’s family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 5th, 9:30-10:45 AM in the Sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield, 20 Kings Hwy E, Haddonfield, NJ; where her Service will follow at 11 AM.  Interment at West Laurel Hill Cem., 321 Belmont Ave., Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 at 1 PM.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bea’s memory to PEO Foundation in care of  Chapter W, Karen Pietrangelo, 852 Stonehenge Rd, Cherry  Hill, NJ 08003.