Obituaries

William Sharpe Stavely

Stage name Willie Tapps

William Sharpe Stavely

Stage name Willie Tapps

On December 12, 2018, age 66, Longtime Collingswood resident; Beloved husband of Patrice (nee Rumley); Loving father of Leah Naomi Wall (Drew), April Patricia Grafals (Ken) & Elyse Fithian Stavely (Guillermo Griem); Devoted Poppy to Brian & Elena Grafals and Dear brother of Thomas B. Stavely, III (Patricia).

Bill was a true renaissance man.  He was a gifted cabinet maker, artist, musician, crafted guitars, participated in town musicals and under the stage name Willie Tapps loved participating in local “open mics.”  He was a faithful and involved member of the First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield, where he served as an Elder.  But most importantly, Bill was a wonderful husband and father and greatly treasured his grandchildren.  He will be missed.

Bill’s family & friends are invited to his Memorial Service, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, 12 Noon, in the Sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church, 20 Kings Hwy. East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033; where his family will greet friends following the service.  Interment, private.  In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations in honor of Bill may be sent to his Church at the above address or to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 4550 Montgomery Ave., Suite 1100 N, Bethesda, MD 20814, a cause dear to Bill’s heart because of his nephew Will.

Karen Weaver

Age 77 former longtime Haddonfield resident

 On Dec. 7, 2018, Age 77, former longtime resident of Haddonfield.  Loving sister of Lynne (John) Hammette of Collingswood; Dear Aunt of Laurie Hammette of New York City.

After retiring from Exxon/Mobile Oil Corp. in 1995, Karen devoted many hours to volunteering for Interfaith Caregivers, The Haddonfield Home and The Mable Kay House.  She was named Haddonfield Citizen of the Year in 2005.  Karen was very active in the Haddon Fortnightly and the First Presbyterian Church, where she served as a deacon for 12 years.

Karen loved to travel the world and enjoyed spending time with her family every summer in Ocean City, NJ. She was a great aunt, always ready for a game or any spur of the moment outing. She was willing to help out whenever asked and will be remembered for her kind and giving nature.

A Memorial Service for Karen will be held on Sat., Jan. 5th at 11 AM at First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield, 20 Kings Hwy E., Haddonfield, NJ.  Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Karen may be made to either Interfaith Caregivers, P.O. Box 186, Haddonfield, NJ 08033 (http://ifchaddons.org/donate/) or The Philadelphia Zoo, Development Office, 3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Grace Gallagher

Age 71 of Haddonfield, NJ

(nee Weigang) of Haddonfield, New Jersey passed away on December 10, 2018 at the age of 71. She was the loving mother of Donald (Kelly) of Chicago, IL; Cherished grandmother of Haileigh and Landon; Beloved sister of Timothy (Mary) Weigang, Richard (Joan) Weigang and Michele (Lawrence) Pangburn; Loved Aunt to all of her nieces and nephews; Dear cousin of Louie, Julie, Robert, Paul and John; and loyal friend to so many.

Grace’s family will receive friends on Sat. Dec. 15, 2018 from 10-10:45 AM at Christ the King RC Church, 200 Windsor Ave., Haddonfield, NJ 08033, where her Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 AM.  Interment Private.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Grace’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1626 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19103.

 

Peter Donnelly

Age 85~ of Naples, FL & Cherry Hill, NJ

On Nov. 30, 2018, age 85, of Naples, FL & Cherry Hill, NJ; formerly of White Plains. NY.  Beloved husband of Grace “Gay” Donnelly (nee Gluck); Loving father of Eileen (Andrew) Connolly, Peter (Ellen) Donnelly and Katherine (Timothy) Neggie; Cherished grandfather of Kristen Connolly, Katelin McHugh, Matthew Connolly, James (Fatima) Connolly, Kerri (Brian) Sadak, Lacey (Anthony) Langiu, Peter John Donnelly, Timothy Neggie          and Brian Neggie; Treasured great-grandfather of 9: Aidan, Addison, Kali, Kane, Keira, Jameson, Rylie, Raelyn & Jaxson; Dear brother of Margaret Handy, Catherine Emerson and the late John & Owen Donnelly.

Peter proudly served in the US Navy and had been a Radio Broadcaster for UPI & Down Jones for many years

A Celebration of Peter’s Life will take place in Westchester County, NY once a date has been established.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Peter may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 (www.cancer.org)

Theodore W. “Ted” Raiczyk

Age 97 of Haddonfield

HADDONFIELD – On Nov. 29, 2018; Age 97; of Haddonfield, NJ passed away peacefully in the hospice at Jefferson Stratford Hospital.  He was the beloved husband of the late Edna A. Raiczyk (nee Andrews) for 67 years, and the devoted, caring father of Dr. Glenn B. Raiczyk, Ph.D., Esq. of Haddonfield, NJ and Dr. Gary A. Raiczyk, VMD (Patti) of Fairview, TX, as well as the loving grandfather of Paige A. Raiczyk of New York, NY and Hanna E. Raiczyk of Denton, TX.  Predeceased by brothers Joseph, Stanley, Richard and Raymond.  Survived by brother Edwin of Washington Twp., NJ, step-sister Diane Smugeresky (nee Stasiak) of Pleasanton, CA and sister-in-law Evelyn Andrews (nee Cloud) of Audubon, NJ.  Ted is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Ted attended Camden High School before transferring to Camden County Vocational School, graduating in 1941.  While in vocational school, he was captain of the varsity basketball and volleyball teams.  He was also on the swimming, football, track, soccer and softball teams.  After high school, he proudly served in the US Navy during WW II, staying stateside in Washington, DC and Norfolk VA as well as working on the Manhattan Project as a machinist’s mate.  He also attended George Washington University in Washington, DC while serving in the Navy.  For his service, Ted received the American Theater Ribbon and Victory Medal.

Ted became a lifelong resident of Haddonfield, NJ in 1952.  He was very involved in the Haddonfield Little and Senior League programs in the 1960’s and early 1970’s, coaching and managing multiple teams, as well as participating in Indian Guide with both sons for many years.

Ted was an employee of RCA Corporation for over 40 years, retiring in 1983.  He stayed active in the Gold Card Retirement Club with other RCA employees though the 1980’s and 1990’s.

Ted was a devoted member of the Episcopal Church in Haddonfield for over 35 years, where he served on the Property Committee and as an usher during Sunday services.  He also enjoyed participating in many church activities.

Relatives, friends and Ted’s many acquaintances through his long life are invited to attend a viewing of this caring, friendly and kind-hearted man on Wednesday, Dec. 5th, 10:30-11:30 AM at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ.  Funeral Services will follow at 12:00 Noon at Grace Episcopal Church, 19 Kings Hwy East, Haddonfield, NJ.  Interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Chews Landing, NJ. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Ted’s memory to Grace Episcopal Church at the address above.  Memories and condolences may be shared at www.KainMurphy.com.

George “Fred” Frederick Rexon, Sr.

Age 94, Lifelong Haddonfield Resident

On Nov. 28, 2018, age 94, lifelong Haddonfield resident and summer resident of Ocean City, NJ, Beloved husband of Charlotte (nee Baylis) and the late Arlene (nee Buohl); Loving father of Fred Rexon, Jr. (Ginny) of Haddonfield and Donna Brodner (Andy) of The Woodlands, TX; Cherished grandfather of Daniel, Elizabeth and Chad Rexon, Sean (Megan), Laura and Melanie Brodner. Treasured great grandfather of Ender Brodner and dear step-father of Joan Reinhold (Richard), George (Julie), William (Diane) and the late Arthur Koffenberger.

Fred graduated from Haddonfield Memorial HS, Class of 1941, and from Spring Garden Institute with a degree in engineering.  Fred founded his machinery manufacturing business, Precision Automation Company, Inc. in Cherry Hill, NJ and Clarksville, IN.  He was a past President and a longtime volunteer of The Haddon Fire Co. No. 1, an active member of the Haddonfield Ambulance Assoc. (Trustee, Vice Chair & Chairman), the Haddonfield United Methodist Church (Trustee & Property Chairman), Haddonfield Masonic Lodge #130 (32nd degree mason), the Shriner’s, the Rotary Club of Haddonfield and he served as a Trustee of the Haddonfield Civic Assoc. and the Haddonfield Foundation.  Fred was Haddonfield’s Citizen of the Year in 1992 and twice was bestowed Ocean City’s Outstanding Community Performance Award for his community service.  Fred was also a member of Tavistock & Seaview Country Clubs and the Ocean City Yacht Club (Past Commodore).  Additionally, he raced speed boats and was the Jersey Speed Skiff national champion for 2 years (’58, ’59).

Fred’s family will receive friends on Friday, Dec. 7th, 9-10:45 AM in the sanctuary of the Haddonfield United Methodist Church, 29 Warwick Rd., Haddonfield, NJ 08033; where his Service will follow at 11 AM.  Interment, Locustwood Cem., Cherry Hill, NJ.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in honor of Fred may be made to the Church at the above address or The Haddon Fire Co. No. 1, PO Box 345, Haddonfield, NJ 08033.

Howard Albert “Al” Villalobos

Age 92 of Cherry Hill, former longtime Haddonfield resident

On Nov. 28, 2018; Age 92; of Cherry Hill, former longtime resident of Haddonfield.  Cherished husband of the late Marion (nee Mann); Devoted father of Brian W. (Michelle D.), Craig M. (Steven Humes), Vivian V. Mark, Linda G. (Donna Malloy) and Beth L. (Mark) Jennings; Loving grandfather of Heather Benedetto, Gregory, Matthew & Meredith Villalobos and Morgen &Birke Jennings; Dear great-grandfather of Theodore and Charles Benedetto.

Al proudly served in the US Navy during WWII.  He had been a communication Consultant for NJ Bell-AT&T for many years.  He volunteered at the Battleship of NJ and was actively involved in the Rotary Club of Haddonfield.

All are invited to join Al’s family for a Celebration of Life Open House, Sunday, Dec. 2nd, 11 AM-3 PM at the Uxbridge Community House, 100 Uxbridge, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034.  The family suggests that charitable contributions in Al’s memory be made to the Rotary Club of Haddonfield Foundation, PO Box 383, Haddonfield NJ 08033. The foundation awards scholarships to high school students in Haddonfield and vicinity, and to area veterans who are furthering their education.

Eugene J. Haag, MD

Age 86 of Moorestown, NJ

On November 25, 2018, age 86 of The Evergreens in Moorestown and Bolton Landing, NY. Beloved husband of the late Carolyn Haag (nee Joyce); Loving father of Betsy Manderino of Rostraver Township, PA and Gene Haag of Haddonfield; Devoted grandfather of Lisa and Corrine Manderino. Dear brother of George Haag and the late Elizabeth Bonney Brian; Loving son of the late Eugene G. Haag and Emma Smith Haag; He was the uncle of five nieces and nephews.

Gene graduated from Ursinus College and Temple University Medical School, and proudly served in the United States Navy on the USS Norfolk. A longtime resident of Haddonfield, he practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology there for almost four decades. He actively served on many boards while affiliated with West Jersey Hospital during that time. He belonged to the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Haddonfield. He cherished time at his vacation home on Lake George, NY, and was a member of Tavistock Country Club, rarely missing a Wednesday round with his friends.

Friends and family are invited to Dr. Haag’s Service, Friday, Nov. 30th, 10:30 AM, at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ.  Interment, Haddonfield Baptist Cem.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made in his honor to the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 204 Wayne Ave., Haddonfield, NJ.

Dawn D. Kuni

Age 52, of Jackson - Formerly of Shamong, NJ

On Nov. 21, 2018, of Jackson, NJ, formerly of Shamong, NJ; age 52, Beloved mother of Alicia Risley (Qassim Qassim) of Dubai, UAE, Amber Risley of Philadelphia, PA and Michael Yates of Tabernacle, NJ; Loving grandmother of Aya Qassim; dear sister of Donna Davis & Robert J. Kuni, Jr. and cherished life partner of Ross Valenza.

Dawn was an avid horse rider and lover of all animals.

Dawn’s family will receive friends on Thursday, Nov. 29th, 10-10:45 AM, at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ; services will follow at 11 AM.  Interment, Arlington Cemetery, Pennsauken, NJ.

 

Edna K. Luther

Age 89 of Voorhees, formerly of Phila., PA

(nee Kiernan) On Nov. 2, 2018, age 89 of Voorhees, NJ; formerly of Philadelphia, PA.  Wife of the late George; Loving mother of George Luther, III (Niki) of Allentown, PA and Michael Luther (Diane Schrauth) of Haddonfield, NJ; Cherished grandmother of Graham, Owen Coco & Dear sister of Gerald Kiernan (the late Carol), Fred Kiernan (Ruth Ann) and the late Julia Kiernan.

Edna was born and raised in Princeton Jct. New Jersey.  Throughout her life she was an active member of St Paul’s church in Princeton.  She served as a member of the Parrish Council, lector, and member of the women’s auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus.  As an active and dedicated member of the Democratic party she was involved in Peace and Justice missions in the parish and in the Princeton community.  Edna worked much of her adult life at “Edith’s” in Princeton, NJ.  She enjoyed getting to know her regular customers, a chatting with the locals and taking good care of the many customers they served that were facing cancer challenges.  After retirement she moved to Philadelphia.  While living in Philadelphia she shared her passion for reading with young children as a “reading buddy” volunteer.   Her love of music, movies and reading continued into her retirement.

Mrs. Luther’s family will receive friends on Saturday Nov. 24th, 10-10:45 AM at St. Paul’s RC Church, 216 Nassau St., Princeton, NJ; where her Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 AM.  Inurnment will follow the Mass at the Church cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Mrs. Luther may be made to the Animal Welfare Assoc., 509 Centennial Blvd, Voorhees, NJ 08043 (www.awanj.org).