Obituaries

Timothy J. Shockley, Jr.

38

On March 19, 2017, Beloved son of Timothy J. Sr. and the late Melanie M. Gordon; Father of Zachariah Shockley; Brother of Sarah Leclercq (Chris), Richard & Stephen Shockley, Rebecca Skare (Niklas), Zachariah & James M. Coker and the late Micah Shockley and Uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Tim’s family will receive friends on Friday, April 7th, 7-7:45 PM at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ; where his Memorial Service will follow at 8 PM.  Interment, private.

In lieu of flowers, a trust fund has been set up for Tim’s son, Zachariah Shockley.  Donations may be made locally to any TD Bank (account # 4339279534).

Grant L. Brinser

Age 86, formerly of Haddonfield

On March 26, 2017, of Somerdale, NJ; Beloved husband of Lynn (nee Ulkloss); Devoted father of Chris of Somerville, MA, Brittany (Marc) Crosby of Media, PA, and Lacey Brinser of Haddon Hts, NJ; Loving grandfather of Maggie and Jackson; Dear brother of Lorraine Martino of Laurel Springs and treasured uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Grant proudly served as a PFC in the US Army, Fox Company 23rd Infantry Regiment 2nd Division during the Korean War. He had a distinguished career in Sales for CBS/ Sony for 45 years.

Grant’s family will receive friends on Thursday day, March 30th, 10-10:45 AM at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield NJ; where Services will follow at 11 AM. Interment, Wenonah Cem., Mantua, NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Grant may be made through In Memory Of for the Alzheimer’s Assoc. at www.inmemoryof-memorial.org/grant-brinser

Gayle Darlene Donley

Age 77 - Former longtime Cherry Hill Resident

Peacefully left us on March 16, 2017. A Cherry Hill, NJ resident for most of her adult life, she was a homemaker, loving mother and grandmother (Mom Mom). Gayle had a special affection and love for her grandchildren. She had a love for decorating and was extremely creative. She will be sadly missed but, we will keep her close in our hearts always and forever. Survived by Diane Gayle Williams (Stephen), Edward Mark Donley (Lisa), Grandchildren, Kelly, Sean, Brandon, Samantha and her sister, Joy Tilton.

Gayle’s family will receive friends on Friday, March 24th, 10-10:30 AM, at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ.  Her Service will immediately follow.  Interment, Lakeview Mem. Park, Cinnaminson, NJ.

 

Sandra H. Malesinski

Age 73 of Mantua; formerly of Barrington, NJ

On March 16, 2017; Loving wife of the late Henry “Hank” Malesinski; Devoted mother of Kenneth of Mesa, AZ and Stephanie (Tony Delano and his son, Austin Delano) of Barrington, NJ; Cherished grandmother of Zachary “Z” Morales; Dear sister of Steve (Evelyn) Koruba of Haddonfield; and will be deeply missed by all of her friends in Maplewood Village…especially Jane, Mary Ellen and Tom.

Sandra was a longtime resident of Barrington and a huge Dallas Cowboys fan.  Her favorite thing in life was to watch her grandson, Zach play baseball.

Services were held privately.  The family requests that any donations in Sandra’s memory be sent to St. Jude’s Hospital using www.inmemoryof-memorial.org

Sheila E. Trainor

Age 81 of Voorhees, NJ

On March 15, 2017; Beloved sister of Brenda Battersby (Robert) of Haddon Hts., NJ and Loving aunt of Robert Battersby (Veronica).  Also, survived by 2 great nephews, numerous cousins and many long-time friends.  Services were held privately.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her honor may be made through In Memory Of to the American Cancer Soc. (www.InMemoryOf-memorial.org)

Spencer Kohler Reed

Age 27 of Philadelphia, PA ~ Formerly of Haddonfield, NJ

On March 14, 2017; Beloved son of John D. & Susan (nee Kohler) of Haddonfield, NJ; Loving brother of Tyler & Gavin; Cherished grandson of Lurana Reed; Adored nephew of Ted (Connie) Reed, Dianne (Eric) Severance and Amy (Jerre) Feagin and their families, the Overbeck family (John, Jennifer, Jon, Katie, Johnny O); and Gerd (Annette) Schwandner, and beloved godson of Patricia O’Neal.

Spencer, a Haddonfield Memorial HS graduate (Class of ’07), loved being a teammate on State Championship teams for both soccer & basketball and then continued his basketball career at Catholic University in Washington D.C. He used his mathematics degree to begin a successful career in the finance industry.

Spencer will forever be remembered as a kind and gentle soul who would stop at nothing to make people happy or to help a friend.

Spencer’s family will receive friends on Sunday, March 19th, 3-5:45 PM, at Christ the King RC Church, 200 Windsor Ave., Haddonfield, NJ; where his Funeral Mass will follow at 6 PM.  Interment, private.

Charitable donations in honor of Spencer may be made through In Memory Of (www.inmemoryof-memorial.org/spencer-kohler-reed) for the FONZ (Friends of the National Zoo).

Brian S. DiMarco

Age 47 * Egg Harbor Twp., NJ (formerly of Haddon Twp.)

On March 3, 2017, Beloved father of Samantha DiMarco; Cherished son of Joan I. and the late William P. DiMarco; Adored Grandson of Helen E Wright; Treasured brother of Todd A. DiMarco (Jennifer); Loving Uncle of Cayman, Declan, Hadley DiMarco; Dear nephew Robert & Amy DiMarco and William & Robin Wright and also survived by numerous cousins.

Brian loved his family, the outdoors, animals and fishing. He will be “Fishing in Heaven” with those who preceded him in death and he will be holding the rod for the rest of us until we meet again.

Brian’s family will receive friends on Saturday, March 18th, 9:30-10:45, at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ; where his Memorial Service will follow at 11 AM. Interment, private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Brian may be made to: The Billfish Foundation http://memorial.billfish.org/

Barry D. Brown

Age 83 ~ of Marlton and Spray Beach, NJ; Formerly Longtime Haddonfield resident

Barry D. Brown, of Marlton and Spray Beach, NJ, was President and CEO of the West Jersey Health System from 1973 until his retirement in 1995, overseeing its expansion from a single facility in Camden to include hospitals in Berlin, Voorhees, and Marlton. The system has evolved until today it has become the Virtua Health System.

Mr. Brown, born in 1933, the son of Dr. Stanley Brown and Alice Drew Brown, spent his early years in Laurel Springs, NJ, and graduated from high school in Haddonfield. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, in 1956 where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity and served as its president in his senior year. In 1961 he received a master’s of public administration degree from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

He served in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps from 1956 until 1958 as a 1st lieutenant and was employed by RCA in the Defense Electronic Products Division in 1958 and 1959.

Mr. Brown had over thirty years of hospital management experience, serving from 1961 to 1966 as assistant administrator at Memorial Hospital of Burlington County, Mount Holly; from 1966 to 1968 as administrator of the West Jersey Health System’s Berlin division; and from 1968 to 1973 as administrator of both the Camden and Berlin hospitals of the system. In 1973 he became president and CEO of the system.

Mr. Brown was a board member of the Virtua Health and Hospital Foundation, was on the board of Summit Bank, Princeton, NJ, and chairman of the Health Care Insurance Company and Princeton Insurance Company, Princeton, NJ, for almost 25 years. He was a past chairman and vice chairman of the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Hospital Association and served as Delegate-at-Large and a member of the House of Delegates for the American Hospital Association. Additionally, Mr. Brown was a member of the American College of Health Care Executives and the American Hospital Association.

In 1992 the American Cancer Society presented him with the Race for Life Community Service Award for his and West Jersey Health System’s contributions. He received the Excellence Award in the recognition of outstanding contributions to Camden County College by the New Jersey Council of County Colleges in 1993 and that same year the New Jersey Hospital Association Certificate of Recognition for West Jersey Health System’s commitment to both quality health care and community service.  Mr. Brown served as the professional department chairman of 1993 United Way campaign.

In 1995, to recognize Mr. Brown’s years of excellence in health care, the Barry D. Brown Health Education Center in Voorhees, NJ, was dedicated and opened to the public.

Mr. Brown enjoyed boating and golf and especially spending time with his family at Long Beach Island. He had been a member of several country clubs including Tavistock Country Club in New Jersey.

Mr. Brown’s first wife, Nancy Rombach, died in 1976. He was predeceased by his daughter Katherine Drew Brown of Catawissa, PA. He is survived by their three sons; Stanley D. of Kailua, HI and his wife the former Nancy Stoelker; Stephen W., of Virginia Beach, and his wife the former Cathy Williams; and James B. of Evergreen, CO, and his wife the former Kelly Huesman; five grandchildren, and one great grandson and his present wife, Barbara Boffemmyer Newcomer Brown.

Mr. Brown’s family will receive friends on Saturday, March 25th, 10-11:45 AM, at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ; where his Memorial Service will follow at 12 Noon.  Interment, private.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Mr. Brown’s name may be made to Virtua Foundation, P.O. Box 70260, Philadelphia, PA 19176-9703 or via https://foundation.virtua.org/donate

Dorothy Elizabeth Bartie

age 89, Haddonfield, NJ

Dorothy Elizabeth Bartie (nee Hunter), AGE: 89, formally of Haddonfield, NJ, passed from this world on February 22, 2017. Born in Riverside, NJ to Warren Budd Hunter and Verna May Hunter (nee Johnson), Dorothy and her sister Joan were raised in the house built by their father in Delanco, NJ. 

Dorothy was pre-deceased by her loving husbandMatthew Bartie in February 2003, and by her dear sister, Joan H. Gilbert (formally of Rochester, NY) just eight days prior to her own death, on February 14, 2017.  

Dorothy and Matthew were united in marriage in 1957.She was a devoted wife and a loving mother to their sonand an avid supporter of all his interests. The family settled in Haddonfield, NJ in 1966 and she resided in the family home until 2015. Having attended Methodist Churches all her life, she joined the Haddonfield United Methodist Church in 1963, and by 1974, was serving as avery dedicated church secretary until her retirement in 1992.  She generously gave back to the church she loved with donations and volunteer work.

Most of all she adored her beautiful granddaughters, keeping a keen interest in all their accomplishments.  She enjoyed buying them Easter and Christmas dresses, supporting them in all their endeavors, and watching them grow into wonderful and successful young women.

Dorothy (“Dot” to her friends) worked hard and well at whatever she did with a calm, considerate, kind presence along with a practical sensitivity and a warm sense of humor.

She took an interest in family history and genealogy research, tracing her earliest Hunter roots to Hunterston, Scotland, and later to an area south of Dublin, Ireland. By the mid-to-late 1700s, the Hunters had settled in America. The Bartie (and Barty) family originated from the Dundee, Scotland region.

In 1760, Wm. Hunter established his family farm in Cinnaminson, NJ – which still exists today and is known for its infamous ‘Hunter Sweet Corn’. 

Her great-grandfather, George H. Pfau, was a veteran of the Union Army during the Civil War serving with the 4thNew Jersey Volunteer Infantry and participated in the Battle of Antietam, the Battle of Fredericksburg and the Battle of Gettysburg, amongst others. This family history led Dorothy to become a member in 1993 of the William B. Hatch Chapter of the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic which was an organization that extended membership to any descendant of the Civil War, not just the male veterans of the Grand Army of the Republic.

Her grandfather, a Methodist Minister, was a founding member of the Christian Youth Camp, Delanco Camp Meeting (originally located in Delanco Township, NJ, later relocated to Tabernacle, NJ). Dot and her sister attended the Camp as children, as did both of her granddaughters, with Katey also serving as a camp counselor for many summers as well.

She is survived by her son, Kenneth (Ken) Bartie, of Mickleton, NJ and his beloved longtime companionMargaret (Meg) Johnson (formerly of Medford, NJ), and Dorothy’s much-loved granddaughters – daughters of herson Ken (mother, Denise); Katherine (Katey) Bartie of San Diego, CA, and Jennifer (Jenn) Bartie of Mullica Hill, NJ. 

She is also survived by three nephews and a niece: Stephen Gilbert of Seneca Falls, NY, Karen (Richard) Frazine of Thomaston, CT, David Gilbert (partner Kathy) of Lake Helen, FL, Bryan (Annie) Gilbert of Chandler, AZ, as well as seven grand-nephews and two great-nieces. 

All are invited to Dot’s Memorial Service, Saturday, March 11, 2 PM in the Chapel at the United Methodist Church, 29 Warwick Rd, Haddonfield, NJ 08033. Burial, private. Memorial gifts may be made to Haddonfield UMC Youth Program, or to any Youth Program/Charity in her memory.

Harlan M. Kelly

Age 86 * of Washington, D.C., formerly of Gloucester City, NJ

Harlan M. Kelly, 86, of Washington, D.C., died February 21. Formerly of Gloucester City, Mr. Kelly lived in Washington for more than 50 years.

He was a 1948 graduate of Gloucester High School and a 1953 graduate of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa.  He served in the U.S. Army’s 11th Security Agency Field Station 8611 in Baumholder, Germany from 1953 to 1956.

Mr. Kelly was an avid music lover, especially classical and opera. He played piano, guitar, wrote music, and was a long-time member of the Washington Saengerbund, a German choral society. He was a computer programmer and also recorded audiobooks for the Blind.

He was predeceased by his sister, Ruth Kelly Snyder. He is survived by four nephews, Kenneth R. Snyder (Susan Rettig) of Wynnewood, Pa, Thomas M. Snyder (Lisa Flowers) of Haddonfield, David A. Snyder (Patty) of Haddon Heights, and Peter B. Snyder (Dawn) of York, Pa. He is also survived by eight grand-nieces and nephews.

 Interment private.