Obituaries

Judith J. Scott

Age 84 ~ 60 year resident of Haddonfield

(nee Parsell)  On May 29, 2020, age 84, wife of the late Phillips B. Scott; Beloved mother of Michael R. Scott, David A. (Daneen) Scott both of Haddonfield, Linda S. (H. Clifford, M.D.) Lane of Cabin John, MD and Amy S. (Paul) Billman of Berwyn, PA; Proud grandma of 7 loving, smart & talented grandchildren: Natalie, Benjamin & Jennifer Scott, Elizabeth & Katie Billman and Emily & Claire Lane & 4 granddogs; Also survived by her dear sister Barbara J. Parsell of Orangeville, PA & her dear brother George (Laura Jane) Parsell of Galeton, PA.

Judy graduated as a Registered Nurse from the Harrisburg Polyclinic Hospital Nursing School.  For 25 years she was on staff at the Bancroft School in Haddonfield, including serving as the School’s nurse. Judy also was an active parent volunteer for the Haddonfield Public Schools system when her 4 children were students.  She was a dedicated Penn State football fan and an honorary member of the Penn State Alumni Association.  She enjoyed summer vacations with the family in Avalon and holiday gatherings filled with song and laughter.  Her smile was uplifting, her wisdom comforting and her kind and gentle spirit inspired us all.

Services for Judy will be held at a later date once restrictions are lifted, at the Haddonfield Baptist Cemetery.  Please check www.KainMurphy.com for updates.  Memorial donations may be made in honor of Judy to The Penn State THON (to benefit pediatric cancer treatment & research) at www.THON.org or THON-227D Hetzel Union Blding., University Park, PA 16802 or to the American Heart Assoc., Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241-7005 (www.Heart.org)

Joan H. Russell

Age 85 of Marlton; Formerly of Haddonfield

(nee Hodgkins)  On May 16, 2020, age 85 of Marlton, formerly of Haddonfield; Retired longtime Cherry Hill teacher (Hinchman & Johnson Schools).  Beloved mother of Deborah (Richard) Marr of Sewell & Elizabeth (Scott) Hartkopf of Cherry Hill; Loving grandmother of Scott, Lauren, Kevin & Sarah Shannon and Kyle, Danielle & Keith Marr and dear great grandmother of Olivia & Everly.

Due to Covid restrictions, Ms. Russell’s Memorial Service was held privately.  Memorial contributions in honor of Ms. Russell may be made to Animal Welfare Assoc., Development office, 509 Centennial Blvd, Voorhees Township, NJ 08043 (www.awanj.org) because she was an animal lover and adored her cats.

Robert J. Morgan

Age 81 of Marlton, NJ

On May 12, 2020; Age 81; of Marlton, NJ (formerly of Haddonfield); Beloved husband of Sheila (nee Brady); Devoted father of Deborah Fricke (Todd) of Scranton, PA, Robert J. Morgan, Jr. (Jayne) of Haddonfield and Michael (Christina) Morgan of West Lake Village, CA; Loving grandfather of Colin, Richard, Sean, Patrick, Thomas & Kathleen Fricke, Ava & Oliva Morgan, and Tanya O’Donohue.

Born in Scranton, PA, Robert attended Scranton Preparatory High School and then University of Scranton, where he graduated in 1961 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He started his career at RCA in Camden, NJ ultimately joining their operations in Moorestown, NJ where he continued his career as they became GE, Martin Marietta, and ultimately Lockheed Martin. He retired in 2000, but returned as a contractor for another 15 years.

In his early career with RCA, Robert was instrumental in forming a Data Management organization supporting a major U.S. Navy defense program.  He managed the Data Management organization as the Data Manager until his retirement. To many, he was simply known as R. J. Morgan because this is how he signed the letters that accompanied documentation.

Outside of work, Robert was an avid bowler participating in multiple company bowling leagues for over 30 years. Upon his retirement, he also took up golf and enjoyed playing whenever he was able. When younger, he always had time to participate in his children’s sport activities, including coaching their teams. Later in life, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Robert may be made to either The Special Olympics (https://www.specialolympics.org/get-involved/donate) or to The Ronald McDonald House Charities (https://www.philarmh.org/donate/).

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a Memorial Mass for Robert will be scheduled at a later date.  Please check this website for updated information.

Carolyn Key Hazen

Age 92, long-time resident of Haddonfield, NJ

On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10, 2020 at age 92, Carolyn passed peacefully at her home in Haddonfield, NJ surrounded by her family.

She was the beloved wife for 69 years of the late Herbert Wallace Hazen; loving mother of Amy Vasko (Jack) of Richmond, VA and Andrea Hazen of London, England; much-loved only child of the late Llewellyn Dale Key and Grace Key (nee Barstow); and much-cherished granddaughter of the late Clark Middleswarth Barstow, MD and Ella Louisa Barstow (nee Folwell).

Born and raised in Bryan, OH, in her early years, Carolyn enjoyed spending time with her father at his garage and dealership, where she developed a passion for cars and Paris, where her father had been stationed during World War I. Carolyn and her parents travelled to Florida every winter for several months to support her father’s failing health, and car rides both long and short became a source of joy for Carolyn. In later years, riding around Haddonfield in springtime to see the flowering trees and shrubs and in December to see the Christmas lights were special delights.

At a young age, Carolyn lost her beloved father to ill health. Her mother Grace was a pivotal figure to Carolyn throughout her lifetime, as were her maternal grandparents, aunt, and uncles. In later years, Carolyn greatly enjoyed researching her Key family ancestors and in 1997 authored and published the book: The Key Family, Philip Key of Colonial Maryland and His Descendants.

Carolyn received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Bowling Green State University in 1950. She was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority and in later years served as a Trustee of the Alpha Delta Pi Foundation.

As a teenager, Carolyn met her future husband Herb at Hamilton Lake, IN, where they discovered a shared love of boating and spending time on the water. They married in 1950, settled in Haddonfield in 1962, and later built a home at Green Lake, ME. Carolyn adored her late mother-in-law, Laura Lavah Hazen (nee Hedrick) of Marceline, MO with whom she enjoyed countless hours of playing cards over the years.

Carolyn and Herb were married for more than a dozen years before their first daughter was born. During that time, they travelled extensively for Herb’s work, including a 14-month assignment in Spain. They enjoyed many other wonderful experiences over the course of his career, including entertaining clients at Churchill Downs the day Secretariat won the Kentucky Derby.

Carolyn delighted in homemaking, caring for her husband and daughters, planning for and entertaining family and friends. Carolyn and Herb were gracious hosts and friends often commented that ‘the Hazens know how to throw a party’. For more than 60 years, they sent family and friends to their favourite restaurant on the Left Bank of the Seine in Paris.

Carolyn was actively involved in her daughters’ early education and activities, and volunteered her time to serve in various capacities at her daughters’ primary and secondary schools: Haddonfield United Methodist Nursery School, Haddonfield Friends School, Moorestown Friends School, Haddonfield Middle School, Haddonfield Memorial High School. She was a more than 50-year member of the Haddonfield United Methodist Church.

Carolyn was an accomplished pianist and used her gift of playing by ear to entertain her family and friends. After settling in Haddonfield, Carolyn and Herb became long-time supporters of the Philadelphia Orchestra. She was a dedicated fundraiser and long-standing member of the New Jersey Committee for the Philadelphia Orchestra and served as its Chair as well as President of the Volunteer Committees for The Philadelphia Orchestra, in the latter role representing the Volunteer Committees to the Boards of both the Orchestra and the Academy of Music. She also served on the Executive Board of the Association of Major Symphony Orchestra Volunteers.

Carolyn is greatly missed and will long be remembered as a devoted wife, a loving mother, a gracious hostess, and a dedicated volunteer.

Services will be held privately at Fountain Grove Cemetery in Bryan, OH. Memorial contributions in honour of Carolyn may be made to Alpha Delta Pi Foundation, Bowling Green State University School of Education, Haddonfield United Methodist Church, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Wesley United Methodist Church in Bryan, OH, or a charity of your choice.

Alfred C Peak

Age 96 of Haddon Township & Barrington, NJ

Age 96, passed away at home in Haddon Township on May 8, 2020. Prior to his move to Haddon Township, Al was a long-time resident of Barrington.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 61 years, Marguerite Sporer Peak. Survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Hoag Levins of Haddon Township, one cousin, and many nieces and nephews.

Born in East Camden to the late Margaret Cope and Earl Raymond Peak, Al was a child of the Great Depression, predeceased by five siblings: Earl and Frank Peak, Margaret Park, Dorothy Little and Ruth Heimlich.

A World War II veteran, Al served in the US Army Air Force, stationed in Italy and North Africa during the Allied invasion known as Operation Torch. Back home, he was an active, long-time member of Haddonfield’s American Legion Post #38, serving as Adjutant, Post Historian, Post #38 Commander and Camden County Commander.

Al’s career with RCA Service Company spanned more than 30 years as he worked his way up from the South Philadelphia branches to become Contracts Manager at the company’s Cherry Hill headquarters.

He will be buried with his wife at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery in Arneytown, Burlington County. Services private at the request of the family.

Joseph F. Haro

Age 80, Longtime Resident of Haddonfield

On Saturday, May 9th loved brother, uncle, and friend Joe Haro, passed away from complications due to heart failure.  Joe will forever be remembered by his loving sisters Nana Navarro & Dolores Kirkpatrick; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces/nephews, and great-great-nieces/nephews.  He was predeceased by his brother Cris Haro & sister Isabel Gomez.
Joseph grew up in Gary Indiana. After finishing college at Indiana State Teachers College, he came to Philadelphia and earned his Masters of Education from Temple Univ.  He was a professor at Camden County College for 30 yrs.  Joe was an advocate for the arts.  He was a weekend docent at the Philadelphia Museum of the Arts and guide at many Phila. museums.  He was an usher at many Phila. theaters and gave architecture tours in the city and Haddonfield. He was passionate about traveling and included museum and architecture tours on his many trips around the world.  He was a social butterfly who talked to everyone and has numerous decades long friendships. Joe embraced life to the fullest and will be greatly missed.

There will be a Celebration of Life held in Haddonfield, NJ when our current circumstances allow for the gathering.  To be added to the contact list for details please email to: JoeHaroMemorial@gmail.com

E. Frederick Fielder, Jr.

Age 85 of Haddon Township, NJ

On May 8, 2020; Age 85; of Haddon Township, formerly residing in Haddonfield.  Fred worked as a DuPont research chemist in experimental explosives and textiles for over 35 years, and he briefly taught chemistry at St. Joseph’s University, with degrees from University of Virginia and Drexel Institute of Technology.  In retirement Fred volunteered for Interfaith Caregivers of Haddonfield, and he loved dogs.

Fred is survived by his wife Judith (nee Jefferies); daughters Elizabeth (Lauris) Olson and Amy (Joseph) Gallagher; sister Alice (Charles) Vieth; and eight grandchildren, Charlotte, Joseph, Holly, Lucinda, Kelly, Christine, Ryan and Shannon.

No services were held due to COVID-19 restrictions.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Fred may be made to Interfaith Caregivers of Haddonfield, P. O. Box 186, Haddonfield, NJ 08033 (www.ifchaddons.org/donate).

Eugene Bromke

Age 88 of Cherry Hill, NJ

On May 4, 2020; Age 88; Longtime Cherry Hill resident; Beloved husband of Helen (nee Root); Devoted father of Craig, Keith (Susanne) and Gary (Michelle) all of Cherry Hill; Grandfather to Crystal Woodmancy (Shane), Craig Bromke, Jr, Casey Bromke, Brandy Quinones (Al), Keith Bromke, Jr. Wade Bromke, Sarah Bromke, Alyssa Bromke and Madison Bromke; Great-grandfather to Cassandra Bromke, Shane Woodmancy Jr and Sylas Woodmancy. “Uncle Gene” is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Eugene proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.  He was an avid sports enthusiast and even bowled a 300 game in his regular bowling league.

Interment was private at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Veteran’s Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Eugene may be made to the charity of your choice.

 

Henry Burk Sullivan

Age 90 - of Collingswood, formerly of Haddonfield, NJ

Henry Burk Sullivan, formerly of Haddonfield, NJ, passed away from complications of coronavirus in Collingswood, NJ on April 20, 2020 at the age of 90.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Miriam Clare (nee Fenerty); his devoted children:  Mimi Sullivan Hyde (Andrew), Christine Miller (Robert), Gerald (Abigail), Joseph (Dianna), and John (Mirela); and cherished grandchildren: Sean, Andrew, Matthew, and Isabella.  Also survived by two brothers: Philip Sullivan and Roger Sullivan, and many nieces and nephews, along with their families.

Burk, as he liked to be called, spent his early years in Philadelphia.  He received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from St. Bernard College in Alabama, a master’s degree in English from Villanova University, and a doctoral degree in English education from Rutgers University in New Brunswick.

After teaching for several years in Pennsylvania, Burk and his family moved to Haddonfield in 1960.  He served as chairperson of the English Department at Cherry Hill High School West from 1961 to 1966 and as founding chairperson of the English Department at Cherry Hill High School East from 1966 to 1970.  He was subsequently a professor of English and philosophy at Gloucester County College (now Rowan College of South Jersey) from its opening day until his retirement in 1998.

Burk was dedicated to his students and to the pursuit of the liberal arts.  He was also a skilled cabinetmaker, amateur sculptor, and avid organic gardener.

As a longtime member of Christ the King RC Church in Haddonfield, NJ, Burk served as president of the parish council and as co-founder and policy chair of the regional parish school board.  He sang in the church choir for over thirty years.

He loved the Jersey shore and in the past decade spent many happy days with family and friends in Ventnor.

Because of COVID-19 constraints, a private graveside service was held on April 22, 2020 at the family plot in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham, PA.  A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Please refer back to this site for updates.

MARY M. SHUSTED

Age 89 of Haddonfield, NJ

Mary McCrystle Shusted, 89, passed away peacefully on April 18, 2020 in Haddonfield, New Jersey.  Mary was a longtime resident of Haddonfield where, for many decades, she was active in community affairs, was a vibrant asset to her husband Tom’s many political campaigns, relished her successful career in residential real estate, and raised her large and grateful family.  Her older sister Eleanor McCrystle Stimac, who also passed away just a few weeks ago, was always mesmerized by Mary’s significant people skills, having often said: “That girl could really work a room!”

Mary was born in Haddon Township, New Jersey, on August 15, 1930.  She attended Collingswood High School, where one of her classmates was the future Hollywood star Michael Landon.  After high school, Mary immediately began working at the RCA headquarters in Camden.  She soon met her future husband, Thomas J. Shusted, at the Oaklyn Dancette in Oaklyn, NJ and they were married in February of 1954.  While raising her five children, Mary still found time to pursue her studies at Glassboro State College (now Rowan University), from which she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English in 1981. The couple enjoyed 50 years of marriage together, until Tom’s passing in March of 2004.

Over the years, Mary was the backbone of Tom’s political career, which began when he was appointed the first full time Camden County Prosecutor, and continued through to his many years of civic service as Director of the Camden County Board of Freeholders and later as a member of the New Jersey State Assembly.  The well known rumor (not verified but believed by many) was that Tom never lost a campaign in large part because Mary was always at his side as his most visible and most vocal supporter.

As Mary and Tom were raising their family, one of their favorite family activities was traveling the U.S. to tour the nation’s great National Parks.  Over the course of ten years or so, the family of seven managed to visit Yosemite, Glacier, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, and several other park destinations.  The family also spent many summer vacations at the Seabrook Island Resort near Charleston, South Carolina.  Mary’s constant message to her children was “Make sure you get out and experience life, be active!”

Mary was actively involved in her children’s schools and PTAs, served on the Haddonfield Planning Board, and frequently volunteered at Contact, a mental health hotline.  After raising her children, she embarked on a successful real estate career, spanning more than 20 years, and eventually retired from Lenny Vermaat & Leonard in Haddonfield at the age of 79.  Mary was an avid competitive bridge player, enjoyed golf and tennis, and was a longtime member of the Tavistock Country Club.

Mary was very proud of her Irish heritage.  During a trip to Ireland many years ago, she and Tom found themselves in need of directions from a local resident.  Rather than just pointing them in the right direction, the resident said: “Let me walk you there myself!”  Reflecting on this experience, Mary believed that the friendly reaction of their Irish acquaintance was a clear indication of how she herself was influenced by her heritage.  “No wonder I have such a love of meeting new people and enjoying their company,” she once said, “I’m Irish!”

Mary died peacefully at Brandywine Senior Living in Haddonfield. She was the wife of the late Thomas J. Shusted and the beloved mother of Thomas J., Jr. (Rita) of Cherry Hill, NJ, Mark J. (Noel) of Roseville, CA, John P. (Sandra) of Newtown Square, PA, Anne S. Barker (William) of St. Davids, PA and Erik C. (Rory) of Johns Creek, GA.  She was the loving grandmother of 11 (Paul, James, Garrett, Ryan, Christine, Caroline, Sam, Kiera, Cole, Thomas and Luke), and the sister of the late Eleanor Stimac.  For the past 14 years, Mary thoroughly enjoyed the company of, and shared many wonderful experiences with, her longtime companion, Ray Hofmann.

In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Mary may be made to The Saint Joseph’s Carpenter Society, 20 Church Street, Camden, NJ 08105 (www.sjcscamden.org)

Mary’s family is planning a Memorial Mass in the Fall of 2020.  Please check back to this website for updates.