Obituaries

Patricia Lynne Hertzog

Age 76 ~ Lifelong Cherry Hill Resident

(nee Boyd)  On May 17, 2019, age 76, Beloved wife of Robert and cousin of Sandra Perriello.

Pat had been employed by the Cherry Hill Board of Education for many years and was a longtime faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Haddonfield.

Pat’s family will receive friends on May 22nd, Wednesday Evening 6-7:15 PM, at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ; where her Service will follow at 7:30 PM.  Interment, private.

Ralph M. Buchanan

Age 97 ~ of Egg Harbor Twp.; Former resident of Haddonfield & Ocean City, NJ

On May 12, 2019, Age 97, Predeceased by his parents and brother George.  Ralph is survived by his wife, Lorraine; son, Douglas (Mary Jane) Buchanan; daughters Barbara (Lee) Bouggess and Carol (Richard) Coughlin; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Ralph graduated from HMHS, Brown Prep in Phila., and attended Ursinus College where he played varsity football and basketball.  In 1942 Ralph joined the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged in 1945.  After the war, he joined his father’s business, Buchanan Electric Company, where he worked for 40 years in Haddonfield and another 10 years in Ocean City.

Ralph helped to organize Little League Baseball and Midget Football in Haddonfield.  He was a 40-year member of the Haddon Fire Company, member of VFW Post #2189, Last Man in the Last Man’s Club and member of the American Legion Post 38.

As per Ralph’s wishes, all are invited to his Graveside Memorial Service on Friday, May 17th, 11 AM, at Locustwood Cemetery, 1500 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Ralph may be made to Haddon Fire Co. No. 1, PO Box 345, Haddonfield, NJ 08033.

Louis A. Tomassetti

Age 80 of Cherry Hill, NJ

On May 8, 2019, Age 80, Loving father of Melissa (Sean) Kavanaugh of Cherry Hill; Stepfather of E.J. (Kenthia) Monroe and Susie (Matt) Downing; Cherished grandfather of Conor & Kendall Kavanaugh, and Step-grandfather of Tommy & Scott Monroe, and Brendan, Morgan, Erin, & Callan Downing; Beloved companion of Gerry Harvey; Dear friend of Laurie Borowiec.

Mr. Tomassetti was a teacher at Collingswood High School for over 40 years. He was an avid ballroom dancer and loved working on his home and spending time in Ocean City, NJ.

All are invited to Mr. Tomassetti’s Memorial Service on Saturday, May 18th at 10:30 AM, at Haddonfield Friends Meeting; where the family will receive guests following his Service.  Memorial donations in Mr. Tomasetti’s honor may be made to: Haddonfield Monthly Meeting, Attn: Treasurer, 47 Friends Ave. Haddonfield, NJ, 08033; where he was an active member.

E. Susanne H. Lippincott

Age 94 ; Former longtime resident of Haddonfield, NJ

(née Holston), 94, a longtime resident of Haddonfield, NJ passed away on Friday, May 3, 2019.

Susanne was the beloved wife of Donald Fithian Lippincott, Jr. who predeceased her nearly 53 years ago and the adoring mother of Elizabeth ‘Betsy” Read Lippincott who also predeceased her.

She is survived by her children Donald F. Lippincott, III (Laraine), Pauline “Polly” E. Lyons (Jim), Valerie S. Lippincott, and her grandchildren: Richard and Gregory Bredeck (Tara), and Donald IV (Amelia), Bianca, and Nicholas Lippincott.

Susanne was a 1947 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where she met the love of her life, Don. She was an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Eastern Star, and Colonial Dames.

Her family would like to thank the staff of Brightview, Mt. Laurel, NJ where she spent her last 5 years as well as the staff of Serenity Hospice for treating their mother with dignity up until her last breath.

 

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, May 10, 2019 at Trinity Church, Moorestown, NJ. Visitation will be at the church from 9:30-11:00 AM and burial immediately following the service in the church cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Susanne may be made to the ASPCA Gift Processing Center, PO Box 96929, Washington, DC 20077-7127 (www.aspca.org)

Carol I. Eynon

Age 88, of Medford ~ Formerly of Haddonfield

(nee Irwin)  On April 27, 2019, age 88, formerly of Haddonfield, Beloved wife, for nearly 65 years, of  The Honorable David G. Eynon J.S.C. (Retired); Loving mother of The Honorable Linda Eynon, J.S.C. and Nancy Eynon Roper (Michael); Devoted grandmother of Jessica Bander (Austen) and Abigail Roper; Treasured great grandmother of John Michael Bander and Walker David Bander; Dear sister of Richard Webb Irwin, Jr. and brother/sister-in-law of H. Korb Eynon and Josette Eynon, and Aunt to Matthew Eynon and Stephanie Eynon.

Carol graduated from Beaver College (now Arcadia University) with a degree in education and taught elementary school prior to raising her family.  She also worked at Bancroft School and the Haddonfield Public Library, where she had also been a volunteer for many years. She most enjoyed spending time with family and friends, particularly her granddaughters and great grandsons.

Carol’s family will receive friends on Friday Evening May 17th, 5-7 PM and again on Saturday morning, May 18th 9:30 – 10:45 AM, at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ. A Memorial Service will follow on Saturday at 11 AM at Kain-Murphy.  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Carol may be made to the Haddonfield Public Library, 60 Haddon Ave., Haddonfield, NJ 08033 or to the Charity of One’s Choice.

 

Robert W. Epifano

Age 92 of Cherry Hill, NJ

On April 26, 2019, age 92, longtime Cherry Hill resident, husband of the late Doris (nee Epley); Loving father of Nancy Bisirri (William), Robert (Mary), Steven (Anna) and the late Gary; Beloved grandfather of 15; Cherished great grandfather of 18 and Dear brother of James (Marg).

Mr. Epifano proudly served in the US Navy during WWII, enlisting at age 16.  He was employed by Acme Markets as a meat cutter for many years.  He was also a bus driver for the State of NJ, transporting Handicap children for over 20 years and a part-time Police officer in Delaware Twp. for 10 years.  Mr. Epifano was a Charter Member of the St. Andrew’s Methodist Church in Cherry Hill and actively involved with the Sons of Italy.

Mr. Epifano’s family will receive friends on Wed., May 1st, 9-10:45 am At Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ; where his Memorial Service will follow at 11 AM.  Interment, Locustwood Cem., Cherry Hill, NJ.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Mr. Epifano may be made to the American Cancer Soc., PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 (www.cancer.org)

Frank Anthony Bitonti, Jr.

Age 73 of Haddonfield, NJ

 On April 22, 2019; Age 73; Beloved husband of Judy (nee Peranteau); Devoted father of Nicole (Glenn) Reigel, Daniel (Tracy) Bitonti and Stephanie (Nathan) Walsh; Loving grandfather of Nicholas, Christopher & Benjamin Reigel, Anna, Joseph “JD” & Maya Bitonti, and Emily & Claire Walsh; Dear son of the late Frank, Sr. and Geneva Bitonti.

Frank was a graduate of Temple Univ. and earned his law degree at Widener Law School.  He practiced law for over 40 years in Collingswood and was a member of Tavistock Country Club.  His greatest passion in life was his family.

The Bitonti family will greet friends on Sunday, April 28th, 5-8 PM and again on Monday April 29th, 10-10:45 AM at Christ The King RC Church, 200 Windsor Ave., Haddonfield, NJ., where his Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 AM.  Interment at New Saint Mary’s Cem., Bellmawr, NJ.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Frank can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959  (www.stjude.org/memorialgifts), or Coaches Vs. Cancer, American Cancer Society, Attn: CvC, 1818 Market St, Suite 2820, Philadelphia, PA 19103, (www.phillycvc.org).

Alfred J. Dandurand

Age 68 of Laurel Springs, NJ

Lover of God, family, and country – Alfred J. Dandurand, age 68, passed on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

Alfred is survived by his son Michael and his wife Emily of Hoboken, NJ. Alfred is also survived by his brother Glenn, nephew Brian, and stepdaughter Suzanne Pinchac.

Alfred was a proud Marine, serving two tours in the Vietnam War as a Force Recon Marine (Semper Fi!). Alfred also served as a reservist in the Navy and Army National Guard. Prior to his service-connected disability, Alfred was a Safety and Fire Protection Engineer and previously served as a homicide detective for the Atlantic City Police Department. Alfred was active in freemasonry as a member of Free Mason Laurel Lodge No. 237 and the Scottish Rite. A notorious dog lover, donations in memory of Alfred can be made to the ASPCA.

Alfred’s family will greet friends on Thursday, April 25th from 6 – 8 PM at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ.  His Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, April 26th at 10 AM at St. Rose of Lima R.C. Church, 300 E Kings Hwy, Haddon Heights, NJ. Interment at Harleigh Cemetery, Camden, NJ.

Judith Bull

Age 79 of Haddonfield, NJ

(nee Glover) On April 23, 2019. Age 79, Beloved wife of Peter Bull; Cherished mother of Chris and Jennifer Bull. Adoring grandmother of Nicole, Michelle, Christine & Kate. Loving Sister of Noel (Gerard) Wetjen.

Judy started her teaching career in Haddon Township but was best known as a favorite substitute teacher in Haddonfield for many years. She was an active member of the Haddonfield United Methodist Church since 1965.

Relatives & Friends are invited to attend Judy’s Memorial Service Friday April 26th at 11 AM at Haddonfield United Methodist Church, 29 Warwick Rd, Haddonfield, NJ.  In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made in Judy’s name to Haddonfield United Methodist Church Pastoral Care Fund, at the address above.

Thomas A. Houck

Age 66, of Cherry Hill

On April 18, 2019, Age 66, Beloved husband of Maria (nee DiGenova); Loving father of Lauren Elizabeth Houck (Thomas Hanslip) of England and Ralph Biansco (Jamie Ottaviano) of FL and companion to his devoted dog, Maddie.

Tom had been employed by the Cherry Hill Board of Education for 31 years, retiring as the Operational Supervisor.  He was a long-time musician and is jamming on his guitar in Heaven with new found bandmates.  He was a model train enthusiast and an avid Eagles’ Fan.  He will be wearing his Superbowl Championship shirt and his family encourages everyone attending to honor Tom by wearing their Eagles’ gear as well.

Tom’s family will receive friends on Saturday, April 27th, 10-10:45 am, at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ; where the Celebration of his Life will follow at 11 AM.  Interment, private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Tom’s name may be made to the Eagles Charitable Foundation, NovaCare Complex, One NovaCare Way, Philadelphia, PA 19145. www.eaglescharitablefoundation.org\donate\.