Obituaries

Ronald L. McDowell

Age 69 of Oaklyn, NJ

On March 12, 2019, age 69, husband of the late Jean M. (nee Mick); Beloved father of Cindy Lup (Joseph) of Burlington, NJ and Lisa McDowell of Columbus, NJ; Dear step-father of William Smith (Debbie) of FL, Gary Smith of Sicklerville, NJ and Robert Smith (Angela) of London, England; Loving grandfather of Dylan, Taylor, Cassey, Austin & Mia and step-grandfather of Samantha, Amanda and Andrew.

Ron’s family will receive friends on Saturday, March 23rd, 10-10:45 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.

Joseph T. White

Age 72 from Pennsauken, NJ

On March 13, 2019, Beloved husband for 49 years of Rosemary (nee Hamilton); Loving father of Jodi Lattiere (Chris) and Vicki Ryan (Joe); Dear brother of Larry and the late Jerry White.  He is also survived by his grandchildren, Hannah, Joshua, Emma and Ava, whom he deeply loved & were the light of his life.

Mr. White’s family will receive Friends on Sunday Afternoon, March 17th, 2-4 PM, at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ 08033.  All are invited to his Memorial Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, March 18th, 10:30 AM, at Mary, Queen of All Saints Parish at St. Cecilia R.C. Church, 4824 Camden Ave., Pennsauken, NJ.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Mr. White and his service during the Vietnam War,  may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517, https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate

Jean M. Hillman

Age 89 of Gibbsboro, NJ

(nee Nearhoof) On March 12, 2019, formerly a resident of Cherry Hill and Vincentown; wife of the late Oscar D., Jr.; Beloved mother of Richard O. (Joann) of Gibbsboro, Patricia J. Crowley (Matthew) of Gibbsboro and the late James A.; Dear mother-in-law of Dianne Hillman; Loving grandmother of 6: Debbie & Katie Hillman, Daniel (Danielle) Hillman,  Lori (Kevin) Boyle, Steven (Kerri) Crowley and Brian (Kelly) Crowley and great-grandmother of 7:  Brynn, Jackson, Dylan, Dalton, Corrine, Parker & Owen.

Jean was a bus driver for 40 years, worked at the Midlantic Bank in Haddonfield, and    was a member of the Haddonfield Grange Club.  Jean’s pride and joys of her life were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Hillman’s family will receive friends on Friday, March 15th from 6-8 PM at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ, where her funeral service will be held on Sat. March 16th at 1 PM.   Interment, Colestown Cem., Cherry Hill, NJ.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in honor of Mrs. Hillman to the American Cancer Society, 1626 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19103

Ruth M. Richardson

Age 88 of Haddonfield, NJ

(nee Montanye) On March 12, 2019. Age 88, formerly of Fairton, NJ; graduated in 1948 Bridgeton HS and 1952 Cooper School of Nursing, married John P. in 1954. Survived by 4 daughters, Nancy Crivaro (Michael), Betsy Nusbaumer, Lynn Brandt (Peter) and Sally Seddon (Warren); 10 grandchildren: Leigh Schoepflin (Zach), Adrienne Moreno (Cesar), Claire & Ethan Crivaro, Sarah Thomas (Shawn), Laurel Nusbaumer, Corinne, Colette & Colleen Brandt and Keith Seddon and 1 great granddaughter Kira Thomas.

Ruth enjoyed many years nursing at Cooper Hospital, spending time with family, traveling with friends, summers on the pond in Maine, theater, knitting, preparing lunches at church for seniors, circle meetings and exercise classes. Her smile will be missed by family and friends.

Ruth’s family will receive friends on Saturday, March 16th from 10-10:45AM at First Presbyterian Church, 20 E. Kings Hwy., Haddonfield, NJ 08033; where her Memorial Service will follow at 11 AM.  Internment, private.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the church at the above address or to Caring Hearts, via the church office.

Virginia Lee Herion

Age 84 of Bucks County, PA

(nee Dressel); On March 7, 2019; Age 84; of Bucks County, PA; Loving mother of Rhonda (Jan Peter) Ilves of Haddonfield, Robert (Julie) and Brian (Beth) Herion.  Devoted grandmother of Kevin, Mallory, Sean, Troy, Chelsea, Joshua and Jillian; great grandmother of 3; mother-in-law of Donna Wood; sister of Carolyn Craig, and Aunt to Stephen (Cody) Dressel and Doug (Michelle) Craig.

Virginia was a former resident of Phila. and a longtime resident of Churchville-Warminster, Bucks County, PA.  She spent her final year in Haddonfield with her daughter and family.  She was an avid artist whose interests included wood carving, toll painting and reverse painting on glass.  Virginia was a warm and giving person with a generous heart who loved and supported her talented grandchildren.

Virginia’s family will greet friends on Friday, March 15th, 10:30-11:45 AM at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ, where her funeral service will follow at Noon.  Interment private.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Virginia can be made to either:  Alzheimer’s Association SJ Chapter, 3 Eves Dr., Suite 310, Marlton, NJ 08053 or Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Dr., Suite 300, Marlton, NJ 08053.

Janice H. Egberts

Age 85 of Manahawkin, formerly of Haddonfield

nee (Herrman); On March 8, 2019; Age 85; formerly of Haddonfield; Beloved wife of the late Rudolph Egberts, Jr.; Devoted mother of Rudy (Pat), Barry (Michele) and Herb (Laura); Loving grandmother of 8 and great-grandmother of 21.

Janice grew up in Haddonfield, is a Class of ’51 graduate of HMHS and was on the class reunion committee.  She also lived in Medford Lakes, Manahawkin and was a snowbird for 40 years in Pine Island, FL.  While in FL Janice was the President of the Alden Pines Golf Course Assoc. and member of FISH, a FL service group.  While in NJ, she was a member of the Square Circle Sportsman Club in Gibbsboro.

Janice’s family will greet friends on Thursday, March 14th, at 6 PM at Birchfield Community Clubhouse, 1000 Birchfield Dr., Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054, where her Memorial Service will follow at 7 PM.  Interment private.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Janice can be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 325 Chestnut St., Suite 725, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

Theresa Ricci Hargrove

Age 98 of Haddon Heights, formerly of Haddonfield

Theresa passed away peacefully at home in Haddon Heights on Friday, March 8, 2019 at the age of 98.  Born in Trenton, NJ, Theresa was a resident of Haddonfield for 74 years before moving to Haddon Heights.  She was predeceased by her mother and father, Adelina and Alfred Ricci and her sister, Eleanor O’Brien. Theresa is lovingly survived by Sharon Dardine of Lewes, DE, Mark (Heidi) Hargrove of Cortlandt Manor, NY, Lisa Knoll of Haddon Heights, NJ; her grandchildren Julie (Andrew) Crosson of Asheville, NC, Jennifer Knoll of Haddon Heights, Daniel Knoll of Philadelphia, Linton (Alexandra) Hargrove of Larchmont, NY, and Christina (Scott) Crum of New York, NY and four great grandchildren.

Theresa graduated from Haddonfield Memorial High School in 1938.  She worked at RCA in Camden, NJ after graduation.  Years later, after her children were grown, she worked for the Haddonfield Middle School and with the Child Study Team.

Theresa was called Nanny by many of her friends in NJ and “Mother Theresa” as many called her while visiting in DE, was well loved by her family, many friends and admirers.  Always kind, loving and quick witted – to the very end.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, March 14, 11 AM, at Christ the King Church, 200 Windsor Ave., Haddonfield, NJ. Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests you consider a donation to Moorestown Visiting Nurse Association, 300 Harper Drive, Moorestown, NJ  08057.

Constance A. Bimmer

Age 86 of Turnersville, NJ

(nee Coppolino); On March 6, 2019; of Turnersville; Age 86; Beloved wife of the late Richard A.; Devoted mother of Patricia Tobin of Philadelphia, Jeffrey Tobin of Woodbury and Kevin Tobin of Jackson; Dear step-mother of Jeffrey R. Bimmer of Midlothian, VA; Loving grandmother of Richard Bimmer and Grace Tobin.

Friends are welcome to greet the family on Tuesday, March 12th from 10 – 10:45 AM at Trinity Christian Chapel, 269 Greentree Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080, where a Celebration of Life for Constance will begin at 11 AM.  Interment private.   In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Constance may be made to Trinity Christian Chapel at the address above, where she was a longtime member.

Vilma Ferzola

Age 98 ~ A longtime Haddonfield resident

(née Albertelli) on March 3, 2019, age 98, longtime Haddonfield resident, wife of the late Louis Gardine and the late Joseph Ferzola.  Beloved mother of Thomas, his wife Rosie, and Robert, his wife Kimberly.  Treasured grandmother to Matthew, his wife Tania, Rebecca, her husband Justin, Raymond and William.  Loving great-grandmother to Tatum, Lucy, Jacob and Eve.  Loving sister to Eddie Albertelli, Evo Albertelli and Inez Tinghitella.

Vilma had been actively involved in the Haddonfield community.  She was on the Senior Citizens Advisory Board for the Mabel Kay House and a faithful member of the Christ the King RC Church for many years.  Vilma was a talented artist and her oil paintings are cherished by family and friends.

Vilma’s family will receive friends on Friday, March 8th, 6-8 PM and on Saturday, March 9th, 9:30-10:30 AM at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ.  All are invited to her Mass of Christian Burial, Saturday, 11 AM, at Christ the King R.C. Church, 200 Windsor Ave., Haddonfield, NJ.  Interment, Colestown Cem., Cherry Hill, NJ.  In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Interfaith Caregivers, P.O. Box 186, Haddonfield, NJ 08033 (www.ifchaddons.org)

 

Richard W. Wolf, Sr.

Age 91 of Haddon Heights

On February 15, 2019; Age 91; of Haddon Heights, NJ; Beloved husband of the late Patricia (nee Jackson); Devoted father of Rick and Elisabeth Wolf; Loving grandfather of Lila and Nina Wolf; Cherished brother of George Wolf; Dear father-in-law of Joan Wolf.

Richard, a former resident of Haddonfield, NJ, Bucks County, PA and Naples, FL, was a well-known musician, song writer and musical arranger of the 50’-60’-70’s.  His most notable work includes the arrangement of the song “Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny, Yellow Polka Dot Bikini”.  Richard also wrote and arranged musical scores for Nat King Cole, including “Welcome To The Club” and “Got a Match”.  He was nominated for 2 Grammy Awards, one in 1969 and again in 1971 for his Children’s Chorus including the hit song Rubber Ducky.  Richard also directed the Harlem Children’s Chorus in the 1960’s and 70’s and was Arthur Godfrey’s business partner and musical arranger in the late 60’s.

Services for Richard were held privately.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard’s memory can be made to the Sacred Heart Church, 1739 Ferry Ave, Camden, NJ 08104.