Obituaries

William R. Waddington, Jr.

****GREETING & SERVICE TIMES HAVE CHANGED

On Sept. 19, 2019, of Haddonfield, formerly of Barrington, Beloved husband of Allison (nee Worrell); Loving dad of Kelsie and Claire; Treasured son of Bill Waddington, Sr. (Peggy) and Janet (nee Simmermon) Ervin (Juri); Cherished grandson of Naomi Simmermon; Dear brother of Dawyn, Natalie Meglino (Matt) & Jennifer Misner (Michael).  Also survived and beloved by his father-in-law Russell Worrell, sisters-in-law Denene Mozzachio and Leslie Levchuck (Sean), aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews & cousins.

Bill graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Civil Engineering and came back home because family was always most important to him.  A loving husband and father, Bill made sure he spent quality time with his family in every way. He was the Assistant Coach for the Haddonfield Youth Lacrosse League and was the biggest fan of his daughters in diving, lacrosse and hockey. He loved skiing in Stratton and golfing in Myrtle Beach.

Bill’s family will receive friends on Saturday, Sept. 21st, 9:30-11:15 AM at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ; where his Memorial Service will follow at 11:30 AM.  Interment, private.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in honor of Bill may be made to the Memorial Education Fund for Kelsie & Claire Waddington, c/o TD Bank, 100 N. Haddon Ave., Haddonfield, NJ 08033.

 

Eleanor Louise Gaines

Age 97 of Haddonfield, NJ

(née Fox) passed away on Sept. 9, 2019, at the age of 97.   She was the wife of the late Dr. John L. Gaines, Sr.; beloved mother of Dr. John L., Jr., (Dianne) of Palatka, FL; William G of Cottondale, AL; Robert E. (Donna) of Yardley, PA and the late Ronald E.; loving grandmother of Commander John L. III, Georgianna, Jessica, Joanna, Robert and Erin; treasured great grandmother of 7; dear aunt of numerous nieces and nephews.

Eleanor was a 1944 graduate of The Cooper Hospital School of Nursing, where she met her future husband.  Eleanor spent her career as a Registered Nurse at Cooper Hospital, and was very involved in the Alumni Assoc., where she was recently honored for her 75 years of service.  A tree in the Cooper Healing Garden was dedicated to Eleanor for her volunteerism and service.  Eleanor was also very active in the Haddonfield community where she and Dr. Gaines resided for 68 years and raised their four sons.   She supported many community activities including scouting, midget football, little league, and the garden club.  Eleanor also worked as a school nurse at both Tatem Elementary School and Haddonfield Memorial High School.  She enjoyed reading and playing bridge with her friends and neighbors.  She treasured getting to know and training the acolytes for many years at her church.

Eleanor’s family will receive friends on Saturday, Sept. 14th, 9-10:45 AM, at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 204 Wayne Ave., Haddonfield, NJ 08033 where her service will follow at 11 AM.  Interment, Locustwood  Cemetery, Cherry Hill, NJ.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her honor may be made to the church at the above address where she has been a longtime active member or to The Cooper Foundation, Three Cooper Plaza, Ste. 500 Camden, NJ 08103 (www.foundation.cooperhealth.org/give-now).

Michael Dunn

Age 71 of Haddonfield, NJ

On September 8, 2019, age 71, of Haddonfield, NJ.  Beloved husband of Kathleen (nee Carmody); Loving father of Megan (John) Falcone of Cherry Hill, NJ, and M. Tucker (Danielle) of Havertown, PA. Devoted grandfather of John Michael & Brayden Falcone and Charlotte “Charlie” Dunn; Dear brother of C. Kenneth (Jody) Dunn, Kathleen (Brian) Dean and Marilee (Robert) Tangrea.

Michael was a dedicated family man often found on the sidelines of a field or in the audience of a performance of one of his children or grandchildren. In addition to his passion for family, he had a passion for travel. His sense of adventure took him far and wide – from Machu Picchu to the Serengeti to the jungles of Southeast Asia. If there was adventure to be had, Michael was in on it and, typically, was planning it. He was an artist and a philanthropist at heart. Quite often you would find him creating beautiful furniture in his workshop and donating his work to charities that filled his heart – the Ronald McDonald House, Samaritan Hospice, and Guadalupe Family Services.

 A Celebration of Michael’s Life will be held on Friday, September 13th at 11:30 AM at Tavistock Country Club, 1 Tavistock Lane, Tavistock, NJ; where his family will greet friends immediately following the service.  In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Michael may be made to either:   Guadalupe Family Services   guadalupefamilyservices.org/donate/ or Samaritan Hospice samaritannj.org/giving/donate-now/

Ruth C. Balderman

Age 96 of Woodbridge, VA formerly of Haddonfield, NJ

(nee Carlson) On Sept. 3, 2019; Age 96; of Woodbridge, VA, former longtime resident of Haddonfield, NJ.  Beloved wife of the late Earl F.; Devoted mother of Michael D. (Patricia) of Montclair, VA and the late Earl W. (Margaret) of Riverside, NJ; Loving grandmother of  Jennifer (Kevin) Steeprow, Kimberly (Jim) Reed, Melissa Balderman, Krista (Brittany) Balderman, the late Kelley and the late Kevin Balderman, great-grandmother of Tyler and Alexandra Steeprow; Dear aunt of many loving nieces and nephews.

Much of Ruth’s life revolved around her extended family and friends. She loved living in Haddonfield and especially enjoyed her summer vacations in Cape May, NJ.  “Ruthie” was a favorite lunchroom lady at HMHS where she manned the snack wagon for nearly 20 years.  Ruth delighted in being with the high school students and always said that they kept her young.  She was a longtime member of the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Haddonfield and could often be found at the Mabel Kay House.

Ruth’s family will greet friends on Monday, Sept. 9th, 10-10:45 AM at KAIN-MURPHY FUNERAL SERVICES, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ 08033 where her Memorial Service will follow at 11 AM. Interment at Locustwood Cem., Cherry Hill, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ruth may be made to Interfaith Caregivers of Haddonfield, P.O. Box 186, Haddonfield, NJ 08033.

Nancy F. Hubbard

Age 88 ~ A longtime Haddonfield resident

(nee Fream)  On Sept. 1, 2019, Beloved wife of Robert D. “Bob” Hubbard and Loving mother of Barbara (Sam) Reynolds of Haddonfield and the late Robert A.

Nancy was a member & past Pres. of the Haddonfield Garden Club, a founding member & past Pres. of the Cooper’s Creek Questers and a member of the Haddonfield Gourmet Group.

Nancy’s family will receive friends on Thursday, Sept. 5th, 10:30-11:15 AM, at KAIN-MURPHY FUNERAL SERVICES, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ; where her Memorial Service will follow at 11:30 AM.  Interment, private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Nancy may be made to the First Baptist Church of Haddonfield, 124 Kings Hwy. E., Haddonfield, NJ 08033; where she was a longtime dedicated member.

Ivan H. Avery

Age 81 of Weatherly, PA; Formerly of Cherry Hill, NJ

On August 21, 2019; Age 81; of Weatherly, PA; formerly of Cherry Hill, NJ. Beloved husband of Rachel Ann; Loving father of Renee (Chris) Boyd of Berwyn, PA and Lindsey (Chris) Lucente of Cherry Hill, NJ; Dear step-father of James (Linda) Lloyd and Steven (Michelle) Lloyd; Proud grandfather of Aiden & Summer Lucente, Trevor, Brooke, Hope, Charlie, Grace, Jackson & Josie Lloyd.

Ivan was a former resident of Cherry Hill and longtime member of First Baptist Church of Haddonfield. Over the course of a thirty-year career with Cigna Corporation, Ivan founded Recovery Services International, a global insurance recovery company that specialized in finding and recovering lost marine vessels.

Ivan’s Viewing will be held on Thurs., Aug. 29, 2019, 1-1:45 PM at the First Baptist Church of Haddonfield, 124 Kings Hwy E, Haddonfield, NJ 08033; where his Funeral Service will follow at 2 PM. Interment at Baptist Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Ivan may be made to the First Baptist Church at the address above.

Michael A. Koehne

Age 62 of Cherry Hill, NJ

On August 3, 2019; Age 62; of Cherry Hill, NJ.  Brother of Mark Koehne, Margaret Rose, and Peter Hawley; Uncle of Lauren Rose Geyer, Christian and Katherine Rose, Kirsten, Thomas, James, and Emily Koehne; Great-Uncle of Grant Robert Geyer; Dear friend of Kent Mezaros, David & Christina Stanton, Lou Fiume, Scott and Michael Busch.  Michael is predeceased by his parents Thomas & Virginia, and brother John.

Michael was a very loyal employee of Stanton Insurance Group in Haddonfield for over 10 years.

A Greeting for Michael will be held on Mon., Aug. 12, 2019, 3:00-3:45 PM at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ; where his Memorial Service will follow at 4 PM.  Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Michael may be made to Everas Community Services, Attn: Amanda, 24 World’s Fair Drive, Suite K, Somerset, NJ 08873.

Claire A. Harden

Age 93, of CherryHill, formerly of Haddonfield and Westmont

On July 23, 2019, age 93, of Premier Cadbury in Cherry Hill, NJ, formerly a longtime resident of Haddonfield & Westmont; Beloved mother of Bobbie Herbs (Michael) of Mt. Laurel, NJ and Sherrie Knaster (Charles) of Gilbertsville, PA; Loving grandmother of Kayla Herbs, Cara Knaster (Isaak Schaffer) and Krysta Knaster (Jon Morris) and Cherished great grandmother of Charlette & Rose Schaffer and Amelia & Delphine Morris.

Claire was a remarkable athlete, playing Field Hockey, Basketball, Tennis & Softball at Collingswood HS (Class of ’44) and at Temple Univ. (Class of ’48), while receiving her Physical Ed. Degree, she continued to play Field Hockey, Basketball & Tennis. She taught for 35 years and coached basketball at Holy Cross HS in Riverside for 21 years, compiling a record of 235-124, including a championship in 1964. Claire was inducted into the Collingswood HS Athletic Hall of Fame (HOF), Temple Athletic HOF, SJ Basketball Coaches HOF & Holy Cross HS HOF for coaching, SJ Coaches HOF, WJ Field Hockey HOF for athletics & umpiring, and the NJ Basketball Coaches HOF. Additionally, she was an honorary umpire for the US Field Hockey Assoc.

Claire’s Memorial Service will be held on Sat., Sept. 14, 2019 at 11 AM at The Baptist Church of Haddonfield, 124 Kings Hwy E., Haddonfield, NJ; Greeting immediately following the service. Interment, private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Claire may be made to American Macular Degeneration Foundation, PO Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515(www.macular.org)

Joyce B. Paller

Age 88 of Haddonfield, NJ

(nee Brandt) On July 21, 2019, Beloved wife of the late Louis “Louie” and Dear sister of Roberta Brandt of Evesham, NJ.  Services are private.

Carolyn Myers Berger

Age 98 of Medford, NJ formerly of Haddonfield, NJ

Age 98, passed away on July 16, 2019.  She was born in Bangor, PA to the late Bennett and Jennie Smith.  She was predeceased by loving husbands John B, Myers, Jr. and Gilbert A. Berger.  She lived in Haddonfield, NJ for over sixty years before moving to Medford Leas Retirement Community.    Left to cherish her memory are her children, Joan Myers Collins and Susan A. Hargrave and their husbands, John M. Collins and Robert T. Hargrave, as well as five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  She will be dearly missed by those who knew her.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2019, at 11 AM in the chapel at the First Presbyterian Church, 20 E. Kings Highway, Haddonfield, NJ 08033.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield, at the address above.