On Jan. 9, 2020, Beloved brother of Robert (Linda) Nickerson of Plains, PA & Raymond Nickerson of Pringle, PA; Dear uncle of Nel (David) Hartley of West Palm Beach, FL and Treasured great uncle of Zoey Grace Hartley.
Bill graduated from West Side Central Catholic HS in Kingston, PA & from Duquesne Univ. in Pittsburgh, PA. Following graduation, he began his career as a Spanish foreign language teacher at Camden HS than spanned 32 years. Besides teaching, Bill was passionate about antiques. He worked at an antique co-op in Haddonfield for many years and after it closed moved his business to Burlington: Historic Burlington Antiques & Art Emporium.
Bill’s family will receive friends on Sunday, Jan. 19th, 1-1:45 PM at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ 08033; where his Memorial Service will follow at 2 PM. Interment, private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donation may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Christopher L. Giansante
Age 51 of Audubon, NJ
On Dec. 27, 2019, Age 51, of Audubon, NJ; Loving father of Samantha; Beloved son of Andrea (nee Yuritch) and Louis Giansante, Dear sister of Melissa Giansante.
A Memorial Mass for Christopher will be held on Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 at 10:30 AM at Christ The King R.C. Church, 200 Windsor Ave., Haddonfield, NJ 08033 where his family will greet friends after the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Christopher may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Philadelphia, PA Office, 150 Monument Road, Suite 100, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004. (Memo Line: Christopher Giansante).
Constance “Connie” DiMedio
Age 95 of Haddonfield,NJ
(nee DiStanislao) Age 95, of Haddonfield, NJ, former longtime resident of Pennsauken and Marlton passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 in her home at Brandywine Senior Living of Haddonfield.
Born in Camden, NJ on October 5, 1924 she is predeceased by her parents, Alfredo & Esterina DiStanislao, and her late husband, Richard P. DiMedio.
Devoted mother of Helen DiMedio of Haddonfield, Norma Childs (Craig) of Haddonfield and Rick DiMedio (Lisa) of Atlantic City. Loving mom-mom to her “precious cargo” David Childs (Rob Chalifoux) of Washington DC, Jordan DiMedio Fasula (Joseph) of Haddonfield, Jillian DiMedio (Zach Channing) of Bend, OR, Jason DiMedio (Nikki Moorehouse) of Billerica, MA and Andrew Childs (Alyssa) of Haddonfield. Loving mom-mom “D” to Samantha, Ryan and Wyatt Fasula, her great-grandchildren. Beloved sister of Elda Ranken of Pennsauken.
Connie will be remembered as a kind, selfless and loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, cousin, friend and aunt to over 35 nieces and nephews who always had a smile and a great laugh, even when times were tough. She had a quiet strength, never complained and always looked at the brighter side of life. Her greatest joy was being mom-mom to her five grandchildren: David, Jordan, Jillian, Jason and Andrew.
She was known for her delicious homemade spaghetti, ravioli and gnocchi. Every Sunday her home was filled with the aroma of gravy and meatballs. She would start early hand mixing the dough and cutting the spaghetti on the Chittara frame that was handmade by her Italian immigrant father, Alfredo.
While her children were young, she worked at home as a photographic portrait colorist. She was known for her “light touch” of paint and expertise of bringing the subject to life.
Connie’s family will receive friends on Monday, January 6th, 2020, 9 – 10:45 AM at Christ the King R.C. Church, 200 Windsor Ave., Haddonfield, NJ; where her Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 AM. Entombment at Calvary Cemetery immediately following. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Connie may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association SJ Chapter, 3 Eves Dr., Suite 310, Marlton, NJ 08053. (Memo Line-Constance DiMedio).
Jacqueline M. DiMaio
Age 75 of Pittsgrove, NJ
(nee Carolei); Mrs. Jacqueline DiMaio, age 75 of Pittsgrove, NJ passed away on December 21, 2019 following an extended battle with cancer. Jacqueline lived to the fullest and will be greatly missed by us all and has left a lasting impact in our hearts. She was born September 20, 1944 in Philadelphia, a daughter of the late Anthony and Florence Carolei. Jacqueline was preceded in death by her husband Herbert P. DiMaio in 2005.
Jacqueline is survived by 3 daughters, and sons-in-law, Diana Perna (Robert) of Hammonton NJ, Elissa D’Alleva (Dr. Mark DiMedio) of Haddonfield NJ and Jacqueline Lynch (Gregory) of Highlands, NJ and was the loving grandmother of 5 grandchildren, Joseph & Elissa Perna, Mark A, DiMedio, Jr and Dade & Reagan Lynch and sister of Joseph A. Carolei (Halima) of Los Angeles, CA.
Jacqueline, a dedicated healthcare professional who specialized in helping those in the geriatric community and other infirmed and those suffering with Alzheimer’s for nearly 40 years. She was an accomplished entrepreneur and business owner; a Registered Nurse, licensed social worker and nursing home administrator and the co-founder and CEO of Communicare Adult Medical Daycare, in partnership with her daughter Elissa, in Sewell NJ.
Jacqueline enjoyed fine art, interior design, ball room dancing, traveling, socializing with friends on weekly outings, but most of all spending time with her grandchildren.
Jacqueline’s family will greet friends on Saturday, January 4th, 2020; 10:00-10:45 AM at Christ the King R.C. Church, 200 Windsor Ave., Haddonfield, NJ 08033; where her Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 AM. Interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Blackwood, NJ. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Jacqueline may be made to either: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society https://donate.lls.org/lls/donate or The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition http://ovarian.org/donate/ways-to-give.
Thomas Allen Padgett
Age 97 of Huntingdon Valley, PA; Formerly of Haddonfield, NJ
Age 97, of Huntingdon Valley, Pa., and formally of Haddonfield, N.J., died peacefully on Dec. 13, 2019. Beloved husband of Dorothy (nee Wallstin) for 43 years. Devoted father of Carol Grear (Wayne) of Haddon Heights, N.J., and Lauree Padgett, Voorhees, N.J.; and stepfather of Kathleen Fudala (Stan) of Huntingdon Valley, Pa.; Ralph Walter, of North Fort Meyers, Fla.; and Rich Walter (Debbie) of Norton, Mass. He leaves behind 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews. Allen was predeceased by parents William H. (“Dutch”) and Della; brothers Bob, Bill, Cliff, and Jack; and sister Doris.
A tremendous athlete, Allen graduated from Haddonfield Memorial High School in 1942 and enlisted in the Marines in 1943. He saw active duty during World War II in the Asiatic Pacific, including Guam, through 1945. After college and playing semi-pro football, Allen joined the Haddonfield Police Force in 1950, serving more than 30 years and attaining the rank of captain in 1974. After his retirement from the force in 1981, he continued serving the community as a school crossing guard. He and Dorothy moved to Ormond Beach, where they lived for 27 years before moving to Huntingdon Valley, Pa., in 2016. In 1993, Allen was part of the inaugural class inducted into the Haddonfield Memorial High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
A Memorial Service for Allen will take place in Spring 2020 at the Haddonfield United Methodist Church. Details to follow. Anyone wishing to do so may make a contribution in his memory to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607. (Please put Thomas’ name of the memo line of your check). https://donate.lovetotherescue.org/
Patricia A. Eastwick
Age 91 of Collingswood, NJ; former longtime Haddonfield resident
(nee Pancoast), On Dec. 20, 2019, Age 91, of Collingswood. Loving wife of the late Alan R., Sr.; Devoted mother of Alan R., Jr. (Susan) of Leland, NC, Laurie (Terence) Strow of Haddon Heights, NJ and the late Brian Pancoast Eastwick. Cherished grandmother of Tyler & Ryan Eastwick and Tanner & Rachel Strow.
Patricia was a longtime resident of Haddonfield and a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church. She spent her time volunteering for Interfaith Caregivers and enjoyed quilting in many groups, especially her church group.
Patricia’s family will receive friends on Sat., Jan. 4th, 2020; 10 AM at First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield, 20 E. Kings Hwy, Haddonfield, NJ; where her Memorial Service will follow at 11 AM. Interment at First Presbyterian Church Memorial Garden. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Patricia may be made to Interfaith Caregivers, P.O. Box 186, Haddonfield, NJ 08033 (https://www.ifchaddons.org/donate).
Age 74 of Mt. Laurel, NJ
(nee Baldino) On Dec. 24, 2019, age 74, of Mt. Laurel, NJ; Beloved wife of Ted; Loving mother of Ted (Janice), Eric (Dana) and Tara Aviles (Carlos) and Devoted grandmother of: Marissa, Gianna, Ryan, Stephanie, Kevin, Morgan, Anthony, Natalia, Avianna and Adrianna.
Maria graduated in 1966 with high honors in Pediatric Nursing from Temple Univ. School of Nursing. Family was everything to Maria. She treasured her time with her husband, children and especially her grandchildren.
Maria’s family will receive friends on Monday, Dec. 30th, 2019, 10:00 AM-12:45 PM, at St. Joan of Arc RC Church, 100 Willow Bend Rd., Marlton, NJ; where her Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 1:00 PM. Interment, private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Maria may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 (www.stjude.org/memorialgifts)
James R. Young
Age 78 of Cinnaminson, NJ
On Dec. 13, 2019, Age 78 of Cinnaminson, NJ; Beloved husband of 50 years to Vi. Anne (nee Harvey); Loving father of Virginia Quinn (Kerry) of Cinnaminson, Lynn Casey of Palmyra, NJ, James (Stephanie) of Westampton, NJ & Christina Riley (Bob) of Brigantine, NJ; Cherished grandfather of Erica, Shannon & Emilie Quinn, Laurel, Devon & Liam Young, and R.J. & Jesse Riley and Dear brother of Patricia Elser and the late Edna Nedby.
James graduated from N. Catholic HS and St. Joseph’s Univ. He was an engineer for many years at The Frankford Arsenal and then The Picatinny Arsenal until he retired.
James’ family will receive friends on Sat., Dec. 28th after 9:30 AM, at Christ Episcopal Church, 500 Fourth St., Riverton, NJ 08077-1240; where the Celebration of James’ Life will begin at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in honor of James may be made to the Church at the above address, where he faithfully served as an Usher or to The Historical Society of Frankford, 1507 Orthodox St., Philadelphia, PA 19124; where he was President and a dedicated supporter.
Robert J. Wells
Age 91 ~ Longtime Cherry Hill Resident
On Dec. 7, 2019, age 91, longtime Cherry Hill resident; beloved husband for 66 years of June (nee Eckland); loving father of Blake (Marion) Wells of Yardley, PA and cherished grandfather of Emma. He was predeceased by his infant daughter, Carol.
Robert proudly served in the US Navy. He was the owner of Scientific Management Associates in Gloucester for many years. Robert enjoyed scuba diving in his younger years, was an avid golfer and actively involved in his church, serving as an usher.
Robert’s family will receive friends on Wednesday, Dec. 11th, 10-10:45 AM, at Holy Eucharist Parish, 344 Kresson Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034; where his Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 AM. Interment, private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donation in honor of Robert may be made to his Church at the above address.
Arrangements by Kain-Murphy Funeral Services of Haddonfield, NJ.
Age 81 of Englewood, FL formerly of Haddonfield, NJ
(nee Fallavollita) On Nov. 29, 2019; of Englewood, FL, formerly of Haddonfield, NJ; Age 81; Beloved wife of the late William R.; Loving mother of Douglas (Diane) of Gibsonia, PA and Ann (David) Lynch of Winona, MN; Cherished grandmother of Angela, Anna, Monica & Maria Lohmann and Ethan & Megan Lynch; Dear sister-in-law of Ann Marvel and Tony Viglione; Devoted aunt of Craig, Joanne and Carolanne.
Angela was born in Passaic, NJ to the late Paul and Lucy (Fissichella) Fallavollita. She taught art in the Haddonfield school district from 1977 to 1998. She found much love and happiness during her 55-year marriage to Bill. Angela found her greatest joy in her grandchildren and children as well as her extended family and friends. She was an avid reader, a wonderful cook, and a lifelong learner. Angela especially enjoyed duplicate bridge and the challenge of gaining masterpoints.
Mrs. Lohmann’s family will receive friends on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019; 6-8 PM at KAIN-MURPHY FUNERAL SERVICES, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ, and again on Monday 10:30-11:00 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 at Haddonfield Baptist Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Angela may be made to The Autism Society 4340 East-West Hwy, Suite 350 Bethesda, MD 20814 (www.autism-society.org) or Judi Marvel Charities, 4655 Norwood Dr., Wilmington, DE 19803. (www.judimarvelcharities.com).