Obituaries

Laura Woomer Farr

Age 98 of Medford, NJ; formerly of Haddonfield, NJ

Passed away in her sleep at age 98 on June 13, 2018 in Samaritan Hospice in Mount Holly, New Jersey. Laura was born on New Year’s Day 1920 in Hershey, PA to Isabelle Buchanan Woomer and Robert Woomer. She was the youngest of three sisters, Alice being the oldest and Frances being the middle child. Having lost both parents at a relatively young age, she put herself through the Presbyterian School of Nursing in Philadelphia. She married Anthony J. Marasco in 1941, a marriage that lasted until his death in 1958. As an RN, she worked as a visiting nurse in Philadelphia based out of Cooper Hospital in Camden, NJ.

She retired from nursing in 1962 when she married William R. Farr, which lasted until his passing in 2006. She was very active in Quakerism from the late 1960’s until recent years. As a member of Haddonfield Friends Meeting in New Jersey, she was chair of the Prison Service Committee and headed up the Friendly Visitors, a group of volunteers who provided counseling in maximum security prisons.

Upon entering the independent living phase of Medford Leas retirement community, Laura transferred her membership to Mount Holly Friends Meeting in New Jersey, where she remained a member until her passing.

Laura is survived by sons Richard, Robert and William Jr. (Joe), her niece Lyn, her nephews Robert and William, and her grandchildren Katie, Nicholas, Kelly, Alana, Georgia, Abe and one great-grandchild, Arthur.

Family and friends are invited to Mrs. Farr’s Memorial Service on Saturday, June 23 at 1:00 PM at Haddonfield Friends Meeting, 45 Friends Ave., Haddonfield NJ 08033. Interment, private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Farr’s honor to Mount Holly Friends Meeting (81 High St, Mt Holly, NJ 08060), the American Friends Service Committee (1501 Cherry St, Philadelphia, PA 19102), or the Nature Conservancy (www.nature.org).

Ann (Fenton) Barse

Age 86 ~ Formerly of Haddonfield, NJ

(nee Fenton) Born on May 26, 1932 in Carbondale, PA, passed away surrounded by loved ones at the age of 86 on June 11, 2018 in her daughter’s home in Palm Desert, California.

 

She was a longtime resident of Haddonfield, NJ and married for 55 years to the love of her life, the late Dr. Francis Barse. Together they were heavily involved in charitable contributions for various non-profit organizations. She graduated from Hahnemann Hospital Nursing School in 1954. Ann loved singing, playing the piano, traveling all over the world, cooking exquisite foods, entertaining, and laughing with friends over her favorite glass of wine. She lit up a room when she was present with her exquisite sense of style and her feisty, yet good sense of humor. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She leaves behind her daughters, Joanne Ruane and Maria Kinder; grandchildren, Rachel Forman, Melanie Ruane, and Justin Perkins; great-grandchild, Maverick Francis Forman; nieces, Ellie Ball and Nina Edalatpour; and nephew, Tim Gilroy.

Ann’s family will receive friends on Saturday, June 23rd, 11:30-12:15 PM at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ; where her Memorial Service will follow at 12: 30 PM.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Ann may be made to Lourdes Health Foundation, 1600 Haddon Ave., Camden, NJ 08103.

George H. Nishimura

Age 91 of Haddonfield, NJ

George Nishimura, age 91, passed away peacefully on June 8, 2018. A long-time resident of Haddonfield, he was the beloved husband of Mikiko, devoted father of Jaynie and John (Karen), and loving Pop Pop of Gemma and Sean. Dear brother of Richard, Laura, Bryce, Donald and late Flora, Katherine and John, and uncle to several nieces and nephews. And dear family member of Dick and Reggie Toone, the late Eleanor Baker, and their children.

After being released from the Manzanar War Internment Camp, George honorably served his country in WWII Germany in the US Army.  He had a distinguished 37-year career as an electrical engineer at RCA, working on the US Space and Defense programs. During his retirement years, he still kept active as an adjunct professor at Camden County College.

George served as a deacon and elder of the Haddonfield Presbyterian Church. His favorite hobby was golfing with his buddies, and he also enjoyed nature, music, cooking, and traveling with his wife. Late in life he especially enjoyed any time he had with his grandchildren.

Family will receive friends on Monday, June 25th, at 10:00 am, at the Presbyterian Church, 20 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033, followed by a service at 11:00 am.

Deep appreciation and much thanks go to so many, including the nurses and staff at Samaritan Hospice in Voorhees for their tremendous compassion and care.

In lieu of flowers, and in the spirit of George, please share an act of kindness or lend a helping hand to someone. Or, a donation could be made in his memory to Samaritan Hospice at www.samaritannj.org/giving .

Constance June Rowell

Age 79 of Barrington, Medford and Haddon Twp., NJ

(nee Carter)  On June 12, 2018, of Barrington, Medford and Haddon Twp., NJ, Age 79, Beloved wife of the late John Dudley Rowell; Loving mother of Susan Potts of West Chester, PA, Sherri Rowell of Cape May, NJ and Edward Rowell (Holly) of Haddonfield and Cherished grandmother of Rachel, Jessica & Jeffrey Potts and Ella, Lily & Sophia Rowell.

Connie enjoyed spending time in the Poconos and Ocean City NJ.  She loved her many dogs and a good bargain.  Connie touched the lives of many people throughout her lifetime.  These people include her students, fellow teachers and a wide circle of friends. Connie had been a school teacher for over 30 years, most of her career was spent at Sterling High School.

Connie’s family will receive friends on Wed., June 20th, 10-10:45 AM at The Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 204 Wayne Ave, Haddonfield, NJ 08033; where   Services follow at 11 AM.  Interment Private.

Alexandra Mackiw

Age 80, Longtime Cherry Hill Resident

(nee Malanchuk); On June 8, 2018; Beloved wife of George Mackiw; Devoted mother of Vera Chopyk (Michael) of Washington Twp., NJ and Nadia Zychal (Craig) of Millford, DE; Loving Grandmother of Larissa Muth (Robert) and Daniel Chopyk (Krystel); Dear Great Grandmother of Byron and Katrina Muth.

Alexandra was a longtime resident of Cherry Hill and spent her career as a Bank Manager for Commerce Bank.

All are welcome to join Alexandra’s family for her Memorial Service on Friday, June 22nd at 11 AM at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ 08033.Interment Private.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Alexandra can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959. (www.stjude.org/memorialgifts).

Julia Frances “Frankie” Kehoe Rambo

Age 75 of Phila, PA; Longtime Haddonfield, NJ Resident

(nee Rockwell) peacefully on June 6, 2018, age 75, Beloved daughter of the late Leo and Helen Rockwell; Adored wife of the late Thomas Kehoe and the late Freeman Rambo; Loving mother of Thomas Kehoe (Linda Carpenter) of Philadelphia, PA and Jeffrey Kehoe (Jennifer) of Cherry Hill, NJ and Treasured grandmother of Zachary & Katherine Kehoe.

Born in Tawanda, PA raised in Yeadon, PA, Frankie was a long-time resident of Haddonfield where she raised her sons among extended family and many close friends before retiring to Florida.

Frankie’s family will receive family and friends on Saturday, June 16th, 10-11 AM, at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ; where her Memorial Service will follow at 11:15 AM. Interment, private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Frankie may be made to:  The Thomas Kehoe Memorial Scholarship Award, c/o Haddonfield Memorial High School, 401 Kings Highway, Haddonfield, NJ 08033.

Robert E. Schwalenberg

Age 80 of West Deptford - Formerly of Haddonfield

On May 31, 2018; Of West Deptford, formerly of Haddonfield; Loving husband and high school sweetheart of the late Judith (nee Garman); Devoted father of Stefan Schwalenberg of Chicago; Susan Hodges (Luke) of Haddonfield and Karen L. Flagg (Edward ‘Ted”) of NYC; Cherished Grandfather of Emma & Paige Hodges and James & Robert “Bobby” Flagg; Dear Companion of Anna Maria Del Riego.

Robert graduated from Juniata College where he was an All-American athlete. He started his career at Lafayette College where he was a football and baseball coach, receiving his Master’s Degree from Lehigh University. He then coached football at Columbia University and spent the remainder of his career at Camden County College, where he was a Dean, Athletic Director, as well as the golf coach.

Mr. Schwalenberg’s family will receive friends on Mon. June 4th, 10-10:45 AM at Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 204 Wayne Ave Haddonfield, NJ 08033; where his Service will follow at 11 AM.  Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, donations benefiting Robert may be made to either the American Diabetes Assoc. or the American Cancer Society through:  In Memory Of (www.inmemoryof-memorial.org/robert-e-schwalenberg) or by mailing checks payable to “In Memory Of” with Robert’s name on the memo line to PO Box 5472, Charlottesville, VA 22905.

 

Michael H. Connor

Age 56 of Cape May, NJ; Formerly of Haddonfield, NJ

On May 21, 2018, Age 56, of Cape May, NJ, formerly of Haddonfield; Beloved son of R. Virginia “Gini” Connor of Haddonfield & Hubert Connor of Southampton, NJ; Dear brother of Robert Connor of Boston, MA, Jean Magpiong (David) of Bellmawr, Joanne Connor (Michael Kennedy) and Jennifer Connor, both of Haddonfield and Adoring uncle of Amanda & Mark Magpiong, Connor, Samantha & Steven Kennedy and Eleanor Connor.

“Sweet Mike” was a big part of the Cape May community, active in the music scene, both as a musician & a supporter.  He was a world traveler, birder and artisan, who crafted his own jewelry.

Mike’s family will receive friends at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ on Tuesday, May 29th, 7-9 PM and again on Wednesday, May 30th, 10-10:45 AM.  Mike’s Celebration of Life Service will follow at 11 AM.  Interment, private.

Augustus Mlton Winder, Jr.

Age 97, of Haddonfield, NJ

Augustus Milton Winder, Jr., 97, of Haddonfield, NJ, died peacefully in his home on May 19, 2018.  He was the husband of the former Mary Louise Hostetter.  The Winders celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on January 1 of this year.

Gus, as he was known, was born in Greenfield, MA, where he spent the early years of his life.  As a young man, he attended Mount Herman School, Northfield, MA.  Later he graduated from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, where he was a member of Sigma Pi fraternity.  He went on to receive an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Between college and graduate school, from 1942 to 1946, he served in the US Army, last stationed at Fort Richardson, AK. As chief clerk of the Army postal department, he received a commendation for outstanding service.  Before his discharge, he was commissioned a second lieutenant.

He had an early career as a college instructor of economics, first at Colby College, Waterville, ME, and later at Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, before practical economics turned him to the business world.  For 30 years he was employed by RCA, Camden, NJ.  During this time he also taught economics for 10 years in the evening division of Drexel University.

Following his retirement in 1982, he and his wife began to travel extensively, touching base on all seven continents.  For many years he served as treasurer of the Good Samaritan Center in Camden.  He was a dedicated volunteer of the Haddonfield Historical Society, working with Don Wallace in the tool section.  He also served as a trustee for the First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield, where he was a 50-plus-year member.  He was also the volunteer handyman on call for neighbors, friends, and family.  With Yankee ingenuity, he could fix almost anything.

Other survivors include his beloved daughter, Elaine Patricia; his sister, Lois Hudgins, Matthews, VA; and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

All are invited on Tuesday, June 26th at 11:00 a.m. to his memorial service in celebration of his life at the First Presbyterian Church in Haddonfield.  Memorial gifts may be made to Interfaith Caregivers, P.O. Box 186, Haddonfield, NJ 08033 or First Presbyterian Church Of Haddonfield, 20 E. Kings Hwy., Haddonfield, NJ 08033

Evelyn C. Perodeau

Age 69 of Haddonfield, NJ

Born in Camden. Loving daughter of Evelyn and James Ready. Devoted wife of Bob Perodeau; beloved mother of Roxanne & Jacqueline; adoring sister of Sharon (Al) Nutter, Jeanette (Vince) Torno, Kathy (Frank) Lauria, Linda (John) McAdam & Jim (Mary) Ready; cherished aunt to many nieces and nephews; passed away on May 19, 2018 at age 69.

Evelyn supported Interfaith Caregivers and Helping Hands and was an avid gardener. She had a curiosity about the world which led her to joining the Peace Corps where she taught on a remote island in Micronesia and met her future husband, Bob. She later worked on transfer of technology programs in Iran and became a sales executive for RR Donnelley and UPS before retiring in 2017. Evelyn was a world traveler and enjoyed meeting people of different cultures, faiths and cuisines. She graduated from Glassboro State and attained an MBA at DePaul Univ.

Evelyn’s family will be receiving friends Thursday, May 24th from 6-8 p.m. and Friday 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Kain Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave. Haddonfield, NJ 08033. All are invited to her Mass of Christian Burial, Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent Pallotti Church, 901 Hopkins Road, Haddon Twp., NJ. Contributions in Evelyn’s memory may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (www.themmrf.org).