Obituaries

Clayton B. Gottlieb

Age 23 of Cherry Hill, NJ

 

On May 30, 2017, Beloved son of Candace Baker Gottlieb of Cherry Hill, NJ and Gordon M. Gottlieb of Pennsauken, NJ; Cherished brother of Justin T. LaRagione, Brandon L. Gottlieb & Tyler B. Gottlieb; Dear nephew of Gary (Judy) Baker, Berl (Jill) Gottlieb and Jeffrey (Donna) Gottlieb; Treasured great nephew of Ronald Baker and Loving cousin of Julie Baker.

Clayton’s family will receive friends on Monday, June 5th, 11 AM – 12:45 PM, at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Wood Lane & Wayne Ave., Haddonfield, NJ; where his Service will follow promptly at 1 PM.  In lieu of flowers, contribution to his Go Fund Me “Remembering Clayton” (https://www.gofundme.com/3uu0odk) would be greatly appreciated.  Interment, private.

Michelle Alexis Carroll

Age 26 of Cherry Hill, NJ

On May 31, 2017; Cherished daughter of William Carroll of Ocean City, NJ and Janet Keane (Louis Ortiz) of Cherry Hill, NJ; Loving sister of Megan Carroll Garvey (Michael) of Campbell, CA; Beloved granddaughter of Paternal Grandmother Francis Carroll and Maternal Grandmother Thelma Keane.  She is also survived by many Uncles, Aunts and cousins who loved her deeply.   She will be sadly missed by Gup, her adoring dog.

She is finally at peace after her long battle with mental illness and addiction.

Michelle was a lover of music, nature & animals, especially devoted to dogs, and worked for Wag N Wash.  She graduated from Drexel University with a BS in Environmental Science and studied abroad in Bioko Island off Africa studying the Raid Attendance of Army Ants.

Michelle’s family will receive friends on Friday, June 2nd, 10:00-11:15 AM at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ.  Memorial Service immediately following at 11:30 AM.  Interment private.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Michelle’s memory to the Hansen Foundation,  1501 N. Albany Avenue Atlantic City, NJ 08401.

 

William H. Taylor

Age 88 of Haddonfield

Died Monday, May 29, 2017 from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease.

He was born to Lavenia Skeggs Taylor and S. Herbert Taylor and is survived by his wife of 66 years, Helga Nepple Taylor.  He is also survived by his sons, Jeffrey P. (Pat) of Burlington, NJ and James D. of Haddonfield, NJ, his daughter, Anne Taylor Connor (Ben) of Collingswood, NJ, his grandsons, Michael (Chrissy) Taylor of West Berlin, NJ, Adam Taylor of Medford, NJ, Will (Christine) Taylor of Summerville, SC, Joseph Connor of Collingswood, NJ, 2 granddaughters, Aurora Connor of Seattle, WA and Fiona Connor of Arcata, CA and 2 great grandsons, Lucas and Jeffrey Taylor of Summerville, SC.  He also is survived by a brother, David L. Taylor of Medford, NJ.

He was a native of Pennsauken and attended Pennsauken and Merchantville schools where he was captain of the championship swim team and played bass in the Blue Serenaders, a local swing band.  With his brother, David, he also worked as a lifeguard in Wildwood Crest.  He obtained his bachelor of science degree in Civil Engineering from Princeton University in 1950, after which he enlisted in the Navy as an Engineering Officer on a destroyer escort during the Korean conflict.  In 1952, after completing his tour in the service, he joined his brother David and father Herbert at the engineering firm of Sherman, Taylor and Sleeper.  He also started night school and received his masters in Civil Engineering /Urban Planning in 1956 from the University of Pennsylvania.  He obtained his Professional Engineering, Land Surveying and Planning Licenses.  He and his brother became executives and principals of the engineering firm which evolved into Taylor Wiseman Taylor.  At the time of Bill’s retirement in 1981, he was president of the firm.

He was a member and fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers, American Consulting Engineering Council, New Jersey Society of Professional Land Surveyors, New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers, the Water Pollution Control Federation, the American Water Works Association, the Water Resources Association, U.S. Naval Institute and the Advisory Board of Widener University.

He served as Burlington City, NJ engineer for 22 years and oversaw all the urban planning and engineering design services that resulted in a major redevelopment and historic restoration of the City.  He was a leader in the development of Southern New Jersey, including the Route 295 and Route 55 corridors and numerous housing and commercial communities.

Bill was early to understand the importance of the environment and helped preserve thousands of acres of open space.

He was an American Society of Civil Engineers District Director and Chairman from 1978-1984 and National Vice-President of the American Society of Civil Engineers.  He was a Proprietor of West New Jersey and served as the 12th Surveyor General of West New Jersey for 48 years, a record term of service of which he was very proud.

He was Chairman of the Haddonfield Planning Board and worked with others to create the Historic District Ordinance for Haddonfield.  He was also Director and President of the Southern New Jersey Development Council, Director of the NJ Alliance for Action, Director and President of the Guidance Center of Camden County, Board Member and Facilities Chairman of Cooper Hospital, Director of Fidelity Mutual Savings and Loan Association and Director and President of Indigo Association, Ltd.

Bill had many hobbies that included scuba diving, sailing, swimming, hiking with Helga throughout the United States and Europe, biking and cross-country skiing.  He also rehabbed several homes at the Jersey shore, designed and built a home in the British Virgin Islands, a floating porch boat on the Nacote Creek in Port Republic, a barn and various additions to friends’ homes.  He loved model trains and designed a very elaborate train layout for his home.  He was passionate about current events, loved a good political debate and was an early supporter of Senator Bill Bradley.

Funeral services will be private.  Contributions in his memory can be made to Planned Parenthood of Northern, Central and Southern New Jersey, 196 Speedwell Road, Morristown, NJ  07960 or the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.

With Bill’s wide interests, he was a true renaissance man.  Generous, hospitable and larger than life, he cherished his broad and varied circle of friends.

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.