Obituaries

Coach Joseph B. Hartmann

Age 90 of Gibbsboro, NJ

Coach Joseph B. Hartmann
Gibbsboro, NJ

On Jan. 15, 2022, age 90, Beloved husband of Margaret “Peggy” (Nee Heald); Loving father of Joey Hartmann of Gibbsboro, Eddy Hartmann (Teresa) and Kimmy Hartmann Lindemuth (Eric), both of Lititz, PA; Cherished grandfather of Zach & Emily Hartmann and Lia & Eva Lindemuth; Amazing great grandfather of Madison & Lincoln Hartmann; Dear brother of Eric O. Hartmann (Sandy); Treasured Uncle of Jeffrey (Marisa), Linda (Rich), Jill, Beth (Roger) and Great uncle of several great nieces & nephews.

 

Joe graduated from Haddonfield Memorial HS, Class of ’49, after which he enjoyed working with the “Y boys”. He proudly served in the US Coast Guard during the Korean War in the North Sea and then graduated from Rutgers University, Class of ’58. He was a Social Worker then started his teaching career at Cole School in Cherry Hill. In 1969 he was Hired by the Eastern Camden County School District. It was at Eastern that he began teaching & coaching and became legendary for his impact on baseball & his players. He also served as Mayor of Gibbsboro starting in 1989.

 

Coach Hartmann’s family will have a private church service due to Covid precautions and Coach’s desire to protect everyone.  All are invited to his Graveside Service on Saturday, Jan.22, 2022 at 12 Noon at Cedar Grove Cem., 43 Clementon Rd W, Gibbsboro, NJ 08026.  Additionally, the Hartmann family would like to invite everyone to join them on July 2, 2022, 11 AM, to Celebrate Coach Hartmann’s life with a day of baseball, food & fun at the Joe Hartmann Baseball Field in Gibbsboro.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution in honor of Coach Hartmann may be made to the Walter Reed Society (www.walterreedsociety.org)

William H. Carroll

Age 91, Long-time Haddonfield Resident

William H. Carroll, 91, a long-time resident of Haddonfield, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on January 10, 2022.

Bill was born and grew up in West Medford, Massachusetts. A graduate of Lowell University, he was a designer and executive in the textile industry for more than 50 years. Bill managed numerous textile mills and created a variety of fabrics from car seats and corduroys to blue jeans. He received many awards for his cutting-edge designs and innovative patterns.

Bill was also a proud member of the U.S. Marine Corps. Throughout his life, he served his community in many different positions. He was a councilman in Yardley, Pennsylvania and a member of the planning committee in Haddonfield, New Jersey.

He was a devoted husband to the late Adele M. (née Battaglini) and a devoted father of the late William Michael Carroll and the late Joseph Thomas Carroll. He was predeceased by his brothers John and Paul Carroll.

Bill is survived by his loving wife, Rita (née Vittese), and her children Stephen Battaglini and Cynthia Battaglini.

Bill’s family will greet friends on Tuesday, January 18th, from 10:00-10:45 a.m. at Christ the King RC Church, 200 Windsor Avenue, Haddonfield, New Jersey 08033 where his Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am. His interment will follow at the Haddonfield Baptist Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bill may be made to Interfaith Caregivers, PO Box 186, Haddonfield, New Jersey 08033.

Jesse Roger Erwin

Age 79, Of Haddonfield, NJ

On December 24, 2021; Age 79; Of Haddonfield, NJ.  Beloved wife of Mary Anne (nee Markowski); Loving father of Robin (Bob) Stubbs and Jill (Austen) McGee; Cherished grandfather of Brandon Penman and Ryan & Michael McGee; Dear brother of William (Marianne) Erwin and Corita Swanson.  Also survived by his beloved Bichon’s Maya and Chester.

Jesse proudly served in the US Army 1961-64 in Germany, with the United States Military Liaison Mission in Potsdam, and continued as a reservist through 1967.  After returning home from the military, Jesse joined the family business, Erwin Assoc. Engineering Co.  He worked as a surveyor and soon became owner.  Jesse was a 52-year member of the Burlington Country Club where he met and formed lasting friendships.  Jesse will be missed by all who knew him.

All are invited to Jesse’s Graveside Service on Thursday, January 13, 2022, at 11:00 AM at Brig. Gen. William C.Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown, NJ.  Those planning to attend must arrive no later than 10:45 AM, the service will start promptly at 11:00 AM.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jesse may be made to Delaware Valley Bichon Rescue, PO Box 2411, Cinnaminson, NJ 08077.

Janice L. Winter

Age 74 of Haddonfield, NJ

On December 31, 2021; Age 74; Of Haddonfield, NJ; Beloved mother of Stephen Kitching (Laura) of Lafayette Hill, PA and David Kitching (Joyce) of Audubon, NJ; Loving grandmother of Daniel, Anne, Charles, Francis Xavier & Stephen, Jr.; Dear sister of Lynne Kirlin (James) & Denise Snyder (Jeff); Cherished cousin of Booth Durham (Sandy), Gwen Hoffman (Harry) & Mark Durham (Chris); Aunt of Paige & Ryan Kirlin and Drew Snyder; Close Friend and In-Law of Bob and Joyce Weinbrenner.

Janice, the oldest of 3, was a graduate of Collingwood High School and worked as a legal secretary.  She was a beautiful woman who loved the Jersey Shore.  Janice had a deep passion for animals but her greatest joy in life were her grandchildren.  She will be missed by all who knew her.

Services for Janice will be private.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Janice may be made to the Animal Welfare Association, 509 Centennial Blvd., Voorhees, NJ 08043. www.awanj.org.

Jacqueline Mirabile

Age 84 of Haddonfield, NJ

(née Houle) On Dec. 31, 2021, age 84 of Haddonfield, formerly of Montgomery County, PA; faithful daughter to the late John Bernard Houle & Genevieve Houle; longtime devoted caregiver to her late husband Anthony M. Sr.; loving mother of Anthony M. Jr. (MaryAnn) of Haddonfield; cherished mémère of Anthony J., Thomas M., and MaryAnn M. Mirabile; and dear sister of Raymond (Nancy) Houle, Richard (Mary) Houle, Robert (Candace Pratt) Houle, Ann (Mark) Creaven, and Joann Houle. She was fond of many nieces, nephews, cousins, family-members, and friends.

Born and raised in Vermont among the Québécois, Jackie had played piano & organ at various parishes to help pay for her education; she was Valedictorian of Mount Saint Mary Academy, Burlington, and a proud alumna of Trinity College, Burlington (Class Secretary; major in history, minor in math). After earning her master’s degree in library science from Simmons College, Jackie worked nine years at the Free Library of Philadelphia, then several more years at a regional patent company. For nearly thirty years, Jackie provided dedicated, exemplary professionalism as a reference librarian (and team leader for information and research assistance) at Falvey Memorial Library at Villanova University, until retirement in 2011. She was a devout Catholic (at times a daily communicant) and longtime active parishioner at St. Philip Neri Church in Lafayette Hill, PA. Additionally, she was an avid reader, and enjoyed crossword puzzles and gardening; a co-worker dubbed her the “Queen of Scrabble”.

Jackie’s family will receive friends on Saturday, Jan. 8th, 10-10:45 AM, at Christ the King RC Church, 200 Windsor Ave., Haddonfield, NJ; where her Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 AM. Interment, Calvary Cemetery, W. Conshohocken, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Augustinian Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova (www.augustinian.org).

Barbara Kay Padgett

Age 83 of Haddonfield, NJ

If you would to attend Mrs. Padgett’s Service virtually please email KainMurphy@comcast.net for the Zoom code. Before 9:00 AM Monday, December 27th.

(nee Carpenter) On December 17, 2021; Age 83; Of Haddonfield; Beloved wife of the late Robert W.; Devoted mother of Jodi; Loving sister of Judy Lick and Janice Jones; Dear sister-in-law of Ruthann Beyea (the late Fred), the late Patricia Rutter (Bud) and the late Richard Padgett.  Barbara also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Barbara, formerly of Williamstown, NJ worked for 38 years in retail at Strawbridge & Clothier at the Cherry Hill Mall.  After her retirement, she worked part-time at Riley’s Candy in Medford.  She was a longtime and very active member of the Centenary United Methodist Church in Berlin and served on their Finance Committee.  Barbara will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Barbara’s family will greet friends on Monday, December 27, 2021, 10:00-10:45 AM at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Avenue, Haddonfield, NJ 08033 where her Funeral Service will follow at 11 AM.  Interment Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro, NJ.  In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Barbara may be made to Kingsway Learning Center, 244 NJ-38, Moorestown, NJ 08057 or to Centenary United Methodist Church, 149 S White Horse Pike, Berlin, NJ 08009.

Caroline B. Dunham

Age 27 of Haddonfield, NJ

On Dec. 17, 2021, of Haddonfield, NJ, age 27, Beloved daughter of George & Traci (nee Young) Dunham; Cherished sister of Paige; Treasured granddaughter of Barbara Young and George & Barbara Dunham; Loving niece of John Young & Chris Dunham Young and awesome cousin to many passed away peacefully in her sleep.

Caroline graduated from Bankbridge Developmental Center and attended Durand Day Program in Voorhees.  Caroline was outgoing, strong, affectionate and had gorgeous blue eyes.  She like to use those eyes to “eyeball” you, wink & give butterfly kisses.  She was the life of the party even while snagging your food and appropriating your drink.  She loved waffles, pancakes, going to Church, musicals, her “Harry” doll (Ernie from Sesame Street), Disney movies and their characters, especially Woody.    Caroline was larger than life.  She will be deeply missed.

Caroline’s family will receive friends on Wed., Dec 29th, 9-10:45 AM, at the Kingsway Church, 2701 Chapel Ave, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002; where her Service will follow at 11 AM.  Interment, private.  In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Caroline may be made to The Chromosome 18 Registry & Research Society, 7155 Oakridge Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229 for the “Run4Caroline” fund, which her family has used in past fundraising efforts.  www.Chromosome18.org

Brenda Theresa Johnston

Age 86 of Maplewood, NJ

Due to a personnel issue at the Church, the Service time has been CHANGED!  Viewing is at Noon & Mass is at 1 PM – Dec. 23rd

 

(nee Buckley) On December 18, 2021, Age 86; longtime resident of Maplewood, NJ;  Beloved wife of the late Eugene J.; Loving mother of Marianne Johnston-Poisel (Michael) of Haddonfield and the late Eugene, Jr.; Cherished grandmother of Bridget Poisel and Connor Poisel; Dear sister of Sr. Alice Buckley of Houston, TX, Lil Ryan of Ballynonty, County Tipperary and Noreen Hayes of Clonmel, County Tipperary; Sister-in-law of Bernard Johnston of Brooklyn, NY; fond aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Brenda was born in County Tipperary, Ireland, as “Bridget” Theresa Buckley.  Upon moving to the US, her Aunt “Americanized” her name to Brenda.  She was a graduate of St. Joseph’s College for Women and the holder of Master’s Degrees in Library Science and Counseling from what is now Kean University. Brenda started her career as a high school English teacher in Brooklyn, NY.  After taking time off to raise her daughter, Brenda served as the librarian at St. Rose of Lima school in Short Hills, NJ and then went to work for the Elizabeth, NJ Board of Ed. for 25 years as a school librarian and teacher.

Brenda’s happy place was having a cup of tea with family and friends at the kitchen table.  She was a great listener and counselor to many. Brenda encouraged others to pursue their dreams and truly believed each person is given a talent for the common good.  She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Brenda’s family will greet friends on December 23 at 12 Noon at St. Rose of Lima Church, 50 Short Hills Ave., Short Hills, NJ 07078; where her Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 1 PM.  Interment at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Brenda may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

Alberta Katharine Kramer

Age 95 ~ Longtime Haddonfield Resident

(nee Saring) Passed peacefully in her sleep on Dec. 18, 2021.  Age 95; longtime Haddonfield resident; wife of the late Jacob A. Kramer, Jr.; Loving mother of Ken Kramer (and his fiancé Nora Jones), the late Kristine Buchanan & the late Jeffrey Kramer. Beloved grandmother of Erin Kramer, Laura Kramer, Katie Kramer & the late Cheryl Kramer.

Mrs. Kramer was a member of the Haddon Fortnightly, the Haddonfield Historical Society, and a founding member of the Cooper Creek Questers.  Additionally, her love of history complemented her business as an Antique Dealer & manager of Estate Sales.

Mrs. Kramer’s family will receive friends on Wed., Dec 22nd 12:30-1:15 pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield, 20 Kings Hwy. East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033; where her Service will follow at 1:30 PM.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Mrs. Kramer may be made to the Church at the above address.

 

William E. Meehan, Jr.

Age 67 of Valley Forge, PA & former longtime Haddonfield resident

Bill died on December 13, 2021 from pancreatic cancer, age 67, at his Valley Forge, PA home. He was a longtime resident of Haddonfield, NJ. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Kathy (nee Byrne), his daughter, Lily, and two brothers, Brian and Bruce, and their families.

A former bank trust officer and business owner, Bill was an author, historian, collector, and recognized expert on American Art Deco industrial design. Plans are underway to donate his collection of more than 700 household items from the 1930s and 1940s to the Figge Museum in Davenport, Iowa for exhibition and preservation.

Bill was also a passionate fundraiser for the Historical Society of Haddonfield. He wrote two volumes of Haunted Haddonfield, a collection of historic ghost stories and legends, to benefit the Society. Each October he presented his popular Haunted Haddonfield walking tours.

Visitation will be held from 10-10:45 AM on Monday, December 20th, at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services in Haddonfield and his Memorial Service will follow at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bill may be sent to the Historical Society of Haddonfield, NJ.  www.haddonfieldhistory.org/support/donations