Obituaries

Mary Ann "Mickey" Spinosi

Age 84 ~ Resident of Haddonfield for more than 60 years

(nee Tweedy) On May 19, 2017.  Loving wife of the late Beni Spinosi; Devoted mother of Robert (Donna) Spinosi and Jeanne Spinosi (Craig) Wagner both of Haddonfield; Cherished grandmother of Bill & Andy Spinosi and Julie & Amy Wagner.

Mary Ann was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson HS in Camden and one of the first graduating classes from Rutgers Univ. Camden Campus.  She remained a lifelong Rutgers fan, loved watching college football and was an avid Phillies fan.  Maryann enjoyed attending her children’s and grandchildren’s events and was very involved in Haddonfield Little League as well as served as ‘Girl Scout Cookie Mom’.   Maryann worked at Strawbridge & Clothier, was a dedicated homemaker and a lover of animals.  She loved summers at the shore, especially Ocean City, going to the casinos and playing the slots.

The family will greet friends on Wed. May 24th , 6-8 PM at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Rd, Haddonfield, NJ.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in honor of Mary Ann be made to The Voorhees Animal Orphanage, 419 Cooper Rd, Voorhees, NJ 08043 (www.VAONJ.org).

Warren George “Skip” Mang

Age 88 of Haddonfield, NJ and Naples, FL

Passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in his home in Haddonfield, NJ.  A native of Baltimore, MD, Warren moved with his family to Larchmont, NY for his senior year of high school, where he met his wife of 66 years, Nancy Ostrom. He served in the US Army from 1946-1948 and went on to receive his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1953 from the University of Maryland. He was awarded The Centennial Medal from the university in 1994. Warren and Nancy maintained residences in both Haddonfield, NJ and Naples, Fl for the past three decades. Warren is survived by his children, Cynthia and her husband Kim Reynolds of Berwyn, PA, Jeffrey and his wife, Janice, of Warren, NJ; his four grandchildren, Ryan Mang and his wife Alyson, of Hoboken, NJ, Cody Mang and his wife Christine, of Summit, NJ, Devon Reynolds of Fairview, NJ and Leigh Reynolds of Coconut Creek, FL; and one great-grandson, Connor Warren Mang.

In 1983, Warren and his partner, Bob Williams, acquired The Markel Corporation, a specialty plastics processor in Norristown, PA. He served as President and acquired full ownership in 1993. As Board Chairman Warren helped guide the firm to become a successful global supplier to the automotive industry until its sale to a private equity firm in 2013. In addition to top management oversight, Warren was a significant contributor to the company’s technical strengths, holding multiple patents for proprietary materials and products. While Chairman of Markel, Warren founded the start-up company Contrologic, a manufacturer of computer-based electronic measurement systems.

Prior to the acquisition of The Markel Corporation, Warren was President and CEO of Exide Electronics Corporation, an international manufacturer of high technology uninterruptable power systems. Warren had previously served as Chairman and CEO of Medcor Corporation, a publicly owned manufacturer of cardiac pacemakers and other related products. Warren served for 5 years as Vice President of Corporate Planning and Development for ESB, Inc., then the world’s largest manufacturer of batteries with 75 operations in 20 countries. Prior to that, his early experience included acting as the Director of Marketing for the Electro Dynamic division of The General Dynamics Corporation from 1958 through 1973, qualifying him for the significant positions he assumed going forward in his illustrious career.

Over the years Warren served as a Director of the F.Schumacher Company, the Sebring-Vanguard Corporation, Hittman Nuclear Battery, Fessenden Hall Incorporated, Medalert Inc. and the Bancroft School.

Warren and Nancy have enjoyed the many friends they have made over the years as members of the Union League of Philadelphia, Tavistock Country Club in Haddonfield, NJ and The Club Pelican Bay in Naples, Florida. It is impossible to overstate the profound impact Warren has had on each member of his family. Ever the consummate gentleman, Warren remained engaged in life in every way, reading constantly, attending lectures, overseeing renovation projects, landscaping, playing golf, working with his trainer a couple days each week, watching sports, trying to keep up with technology and always able to offer a word of advice or encouragement.

A service will be held on Saturday, May 20, at 11:00 AM at the First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 20 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033.

Gene Kain PMC Fundraiser

Great guy riding for a GREAT Cause

Gene Kain is a GREAT guy riding for a GREAT cause.

If you would like to help him reach his fundraising goal, there are 3 ways to help.  PJ’s in Haddonfield Dine & Donate, June 8th, 5-9 PM, purchase a T-Shirt  at https://www.booster.com/genokainpmc2017 or donate directly at http://pmc.org/GK0078

Dolores L. MacDonald

Age 87 of Sewell, NJ

(nee Stites)  On April 26, 2017, wife of the late James S.; Beloved mother of Dana L. MacDonald of Cherry Hill, NJ and James H. MacDonald (Andrea) of Franklinville, NJ; Loving grandmother of Erin L. Kerr (Justin) and James N. MacDonald (Rachel) and Cherished great grandmother of Jesse James, Gavin, Grace Jean, Elaina Faith & Sophia Noel.

Mrs. MacDonald had a 30-year affiliation with the (Virtua) WJ Dental Clinic in Camden.  Additionally, she loved animals, often feeding and caring for stray or injured animals.

Mrs. MacDonald’s services were held privately.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her honor may be made to the Animal Welfare Assoc., 509 Centennial Blvd, Voorhees Township, NJ 08043 (www.awanj.org)

 

Jean L. Zappasodi

Age 87 Longtime resident of Haddon Township

On April 26, 2017, Beloved wife of Guido for 63 years. Devoted mother of Linda Maull (Kevin), Judy Low (Stephen), and Mary Ready (Joseph). Loving grandmother of Melissa Giamporcaro (Joshua), Kevin Lee, Jr., & Mikey Maull, Jessica, Jonathan & Stevie Low, Joey, Jena & Jaclyn Ready. Cherished great-grandmother to Luca Giamporcaro.

Jean and Guido were life time members of Holy Savior RC Church in Westmont; where they were actively involved, especially in the Senior Citizen group.

Jean’s services were held privately. In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations in Jean’s memory to Saint Jude’s Children Hospital using www.inmemoryof-memorial.org/jean-zappasodi

 

Virginia Vighi Carson

Age 81 ~ Longtime Haddonfield resident

Was baptized into the hope of Christ’s resurrection on Sat., April 29, 2017.  Beloved wife of James B. Carson.  Predeceased by daughter Lucille Carson, brother James R. Vighi, M.D. and sister-in-law Susan Vighi Evers.  Loving mother of James Carson, Jr., Anne Pappalardo (Victor) and Thomas Carson.  Dear Grandma of Cecilia & Charles Pappalardo.  Beloved sister-in-law to Bill & Mary Carson and aunt, cousin and friend to many.

Virginia received her BS in Biology from St. Mary’s College of Notre Dame.  There she met the love of her life, Jim.  During their marriage of 59 years, they raised their family in Haddonfield, NJ.  Her heart burst with love and pride for her family and she was an amazingly loyal friend whose love was unconditional and marked by thousands of small acts of kindness and thoughtfulness.  Virginia grew up in Ottawa, IL and maintained strong lifelong relationships with her Midwest family and friends.  She was a longtime member of the Cooper Hospital Woman’s Board, Philadelphia Museum of Art Park House Guides and King’s Road Questers.  She co-founded the Haddonfield Committee for Children with Special Learning Needs.  Her activities included bridge, reading, theatre and puzzles of all kinds.  She loved to ski and Zumba, continuing to do so into her 80’s.  Her grace, humor and steadfastness will be dearly missed by the many lives she touched.

Virginia’s family will receive friends at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ on Thursday, May 4th, 4-8 PM and again on Friday morning, May 5th, 10-10:40 AM, at St. Joseph the Worker Parrish at St. Vincent Pallotti RC Church, 901 Hopkins Rd., Haddon Twp., NJ; where her Funeral Mass will follow promptly at 11 AM.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution in her honor may be made to St. Mary’s College of Notre Dame via www.inmemoryof-memorial.org/virginia-vighi-carson

Robert D. Heisler, Sr.

Age 94 Formerly of Port Carbon, Philadelphia, & Lewistown, PA

Robert D. Heisler, Sr. passed away on April 27, 2017 at the age of 94.  Bob was born and raised in Port Carbon, PA.  He served in WWII as a machinist with the Army Air Corps in Burtonwood, England. Bob was a talented machinist, woodworker and singer.  He and wife Rita raised seven children in Port Carbon and Philadelphia. He worked 25 years for Rohm & Haas in Philadelphia as machinist and purchasing expediter.  He retired to central Pennsylvania and later settled in Lewistown with his second wife, Maybelle.  During his retirement Bob enjoyed singing with barbershop choruses and created handmade wooden gifts for family and friends such as clocks, birdhouses, bird feeders, and many other useful items.  He lived at Cross Keys Village in New Oxford, PA for six years before moving to NJ in 2016. Bob has most recently been cared for by his daughter, Peggy Heisler, in her home in Audubon.

Bob is predeceased by his first wife, Rita Lou Goss Heisler, mother of his 7 children; his second wife, Maybelle McClelland Phenecie Heisler, and brother George Heisler. Bob is survived by his children, Robert, Jr. (Sandy), Peggy, Rita Philpott (Mickey), Timothy (Pat), Eugene, Maryann Topham (Rob), and Edward (Bonnie); 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Howell and Margaret White; many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends 11:00-11:45 AM Tuesday, May 2nd  at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ; where Services will follow at 12 Noon. Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Drive, Suite 300, Marlton, NJ 08053.

Captain George J. Katilus, Jr., USN (Ret)

Age 86 ~ Resident of Haddonfield

George J. Katilus, Jr., a former insurance company executive, bank board director and U.S. Navy veteran of 30 years, retiring at the rank of Captain, died Saturday in his Haddonfield, New Jersey home after a long battle with cancer and lung disease. He was 86.

One of Capt. Katilus’ proudest achievements was his distinguished career with the Navy. He joined the service as a commissioned officer in 1953 and served as a Surface and Underwater Detection Officer. Following active duty, he was Commanding Officer of a number of Naval Reserve units, culminating as Assistant Chief of Staff for Coastal Defense, for the 4th Naval District in Philadelphia.

Capt. Katilus also commanded great respect in business. He was a longtime member of the Board of Directors of Schuyler Savings Bank in Kearny, NJ. In addition, he worked at the Prudential Insurance Company for many years, rising to the position of Director of Taxes.

Capt. Katilus held Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from New York University.

As someone who survived two previous battles with cancer, Capt. Katilus knew how difficult the fight could be. So in his free time, he volunteered for the American Cancer Society in Ocean County, driving patients to medical appointments. He then drove for Interfaith Caregivers of Haddonfield, picking up senior citizens who could not get around on their own. He was also a Sir Knight and 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus.

With all his success, Capt. Katilus felt his greatest honor was to be the patriarch of a large, loving family. Nothing made him happier than being the Captain at Longpoint, his bayfront home at the Jersey shore. He’d make buttery french toast for breakfast, and watch his grandchildren spend sunny days swimming in the backyard pool. At night, he’d hand out the ride tickets as everyone headed off to the Boardwalk. The kids were amazed that Poppy and Mimi always seemed to have “an endless supply” of tickets ready for them.

Capt. Katilus is survived by his 10 grandchildren, Harrison, Kyle, Grant, Allie, Elizabeth, Colin, Julie, Cameron, George J. IV, and Katrina, and by his loving children, Carol Edwards (Rich), Judy Schuster, George J. III (Christine), and Marianne Hess (Harry). He was the husband of the late Joan (nee Fretz) Katilus.

The family will receive friends on Sat., April 22nd, from 9 – 10:15 AM, at Christ the King RC Church, 200 Windsor Ave., Haddonfield; where his Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30 AM, and conclude with military honors at the church.  Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Capt. Katilus may be made to Wounded Warrior Project or the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Betty Jean (Moyer) Keene

Age 90 * Of Haddonfield, formerly of Collegeville, PA

Betty Jean (Moyer) Keene

Age 90 * Of Haddonfield, formerly of Collegeville, PA

 

On April 7, 2017 Betty went with Jesus to heaven to be with her husband of 49 years, the late George L. Keene.  She was born and grew up in Collegeville PA to the late Robert K. and Ella (Hauseman) Moyer.

Betty was a graduate of Collegeville/Trappe HS (1945) and Ursinus College (1949), where she was a standout athlete in field hockey, basketball, and softball.  She was a Physical Education major and pursued a career in teaching at various schools including Holy Savior in Westmont NJ and Triton HS in Runnemede NJ.  Betty left her lasting mark at Audubon where she also met her husband.  It was at Audubon that she began the girls’ softball program in 1950 as well as coached the field hockey, basketball, and softball teams to outstanding records.  She left after only seven years taught a couple years at Triton then left all together to raise her family.  She returned to Audubon in the late seventies to begin a winning tradition once again, this time in field hockey and the start of the girls track program.  She was honored in so many ways including the South Jersey Fast Pitch Hall of Fame, Ursinus College Hall of Fame, the NJSCA Hall of Fame.  The track and field complex at Audubon High School was co-named after her.

Betty’s first love was George and her family.  A devoted mother, sister, aunt, and mom-mom she always put family first.  Always by her side was her husband George.  They enjoyed tennis, golf, swimming and traveling for years together.  She is preceded in death by her brothers Robert, Ken, George, Stanley and sisters Josephine, Catherine Clawson, and Dorothy Miller.  She is survived by her son Scott of Moorestown, daughter Bonnie (Paul) Horner of Tabernacle, 4 grandchildren Matthew, Jeffrey and Julie Horner and Tara Bolger, her brother James, and the many nieces, nephews, and friends she so loved.

Betty’s family will receive friends on Monday, April 17th, 10 -11:45 AM at The Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 204 Wayne Ave, Haddonfield NJ; where her service of remembrance will follow at Noon.  Interment immediately following at Colestown Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations in Betty’s memory to any youth sports program of the donor’s choice; or to the Salvation Army or the National Marine Corps Heritage Museum using www.inmemoryof-memorial.org.

John A. McMahon

Age 74 of New Castle, DE, formerly of Kearny, NJ

On March 26, 2017, age 74, of New Castle, DE, formerly of Kearny, NJ; US Marine Corps veteran and Beloved husband for 23 years of Carleen (nee Fagervik).  Also, survived by his brother James McMahon (Maureen) of Brick, NJ, step-son Michael Casale (Karen) of Haddonfield, NJ, 4 step-grandchildren: Jackson, Tara, Davis & Max, 3 nieces, 1 nephew and several great nieces & nephews.

Mr. McMahon’s family and friends are invited to his Memorial Mass on Wednesday, April 5th, 11 AM, at Christ the King RC Church, 200 Windsor Ave., Haddonfield, NJ.  Interment, private.