Obituaries

Marie C. Cioffi-Snyder

Age 94 of Cherry Hill, longtime Pennsauken resident

(nee Rittmayer); Age 94; Longtime Pennsauken resident; Loving wife of the late Thomas Snyder and the late Alfred M. Cioffi; Devoted mother of Alfred (Deborah) of Cherry Hill, Dr. Gerald (Mary Lou) of Orange Park, FL and William of Jacksonville, FL; Cherished grandmother of 14; Loving great-grandmother of 20 and great -great grandmother of 6; Dear sister of William Rittmayer of Collingswood.

Marie served as past PTA president in the Pennsauken School District multiple times and volunteered for many organizations.  She was a Grand Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star in Pennsauken and a long-time member of Trinity United Methodist Church.  Marie was an avid photographer, enjoyed camping and spending time in Cape May and Lancaster PA. Dutch Country.

 Marie’s family will receive family and friends on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 from 10 -10:45 AM at Trinity United Methodist Church, 36 W. Maple Ave & Chapel Ave., Merchantville, NJ 08109 where her funeral service will follow at 11 AM.  Interment at Lakewood Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Marie can be made to Trinity United Methodist Church at the address above.

Robert L. Lumpe

Age 87 of Cherry Hill, NJ

On Jan. 2, 2019; Age 87; of Cherry Hill, NJ; husband of the late Sondra Jean (nee Roberts); Loving father of Shellie Jean McSloy and her husband Frank of Cincinnatus, NY and the late Lisa Ann Lumpe; and Beloved brother of Joseph R. (Shirley) of Columbus, OH and the late George W. of Jenkintown, PA.

Bob was born and raised in Columbus, OH and proudly served in the US Army during the Korean War.  After retiring from a successful career in Sales, Bob began volunteering at Cooper Medical Center. He then became the Chaplain and held that position for more than 20 years.  Additionally, at Holy Eucharist Parrish, Bob was very active as a Reader, Lay Minister and volunteer.

Bob’s services were held privately.  Memorial donations in his name may be sent to Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden, 1845 Haddon Ave., Camden, NJ 08103 or to Fellowship House, P.O. Box 261, Collingswood, NJ 08108.

Gloria H. Kugler

Age 97 of Cherry Hill, NJ

(nee Hicks) Passed away in her home in Cherry Hill, NJ on January 12, 2019. She was 97. Born in Providence, RI she moved to Woodbury, NJ with her family after completing a Master’s degree at the Rhode Island School of design. Gloria worked as a commercial artist for leading fashion houses and department stores of that era. While living in Woodbury, she married her next-door neighbor George F. Kugler, Jr. They were married for 57 years until his death in 2004. A lifelong devotee of classical music, Gloria was very active with the Philadelphia Orchestra, at one time serving as president of the NJ Women’s Auxiliary.  She was an avid gardener, a love she passed down to her children.

Gloria is survived by her four sons George F. Kugler, III, Hon. Robert B. Kugler (Theresa), Jeffrey R. Kugler (Kimberly), Peter D. Kugler (Kristine), eleven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Services and burial are private in accordance with her wishes. In lieu of flowers, the family requests you consider a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517, https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate

Lisa Avenick Bakshas

Age 57 of Cherry Hill

On Jan. 1, 2019; Age 57; of Cherry Hill.  Devoted mother of Jacob (Cherry Hill, NJ) and the late Kristin Henrich; Loving grandmother of Brian Giacobbe and Shane and Braydon Wickman; Dear sister of Kenneth Halpen (Venice, FL).

Lisa’s family will greet friends on Tuesday, Jan 8th, 10-10:45 AM, at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield; where her Funeral Service  will follow at 11 AM.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Lisa may be made to Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, MA  01923-1389 (www.scleroderma.org)

 

Charles E. Benson, Ph.D.

Age 81 ~ Longtime Haddonfield Resident

On Dec. 26, 2018, age 81, husband of the late Gail Elizabeth (nee Smith); Loving Father of Deborah Elizabeth Quigley (Thomas) of Marlton and Charles N. Benson (Karen Lee) of Chicago, IL; Treasured grandfather of Sean Quigley & Everett Benson; Dear brother of Jon Benson (Teddi) of NC and the late Dennis K Benson (of Worthington Ohio) and Beloved Uncle of numerous nieces and nephews.

Chuck was a Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine, as well as a former Chairman of New Bolton Center large animal hospital.  He was a member of the Haddonfield Lions Club, the Haddonfield Rising Sun Masonic Lodge #15, a former Chairman of Haddonfield Friends of the Library, a longtime member of HUMC and later HFBC.  Chuck was also very actively involved with Boy Scout Troop # 3064.

Chuck’s family will receive friends on Saturday, Dec. 29th, 10-10:45 AM, in the Sanctuary of the First Baptist Church, 124 E. Kings. Hwy., Haddonfield, NJ 08033; where his Service will follow at 11 AM.  Interment, New Carlisle, OH.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Chuck may be made to the Church at the above address where he was a longtime active member or to Boy Scout Troop #3064, in care of the Church at the above address.

Robert L. Flexon

Age 90 ~ Longtime Haddonfield Resident

On Dec. 22, 2018, age 90, husband of the late Mary A. (nee Feltman); Beloved father of  Joyce (Robert) Longo of Waterford Twp., NJ, Janet (Robert) Butler of Stratford, NJ, Robert (Elise) Flexon of Houston, TX, William (Paige) Flexon of Ashland, VA and Carol Herman (Vince Collotti) of Somerdale, NJ; Beloved grandfather of 18, treasured great-grandfather of 13 and dear brother of C. Richard “Dick” Flexon of Stratford, NJ.

Bob proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a U.S. Mail Carrier in Haddonfield for 42 years.  He was also active in his community as a volunteer member of the Haddonfield Fire Co. No. 1 for 50 years, coaching Little League for Haddonfield youth sports teams, and longtime member of the Haddonfield United Methodist Church.

Bob’s family will receive friends on Saturday, Dec. 29th, 9:30-10:45 AM, in the sanctuary of the Haddonfield United Methodist Church, 29 Warwick Rd., Haddonfield, NJ 08033, where his service will follow at 11 AM.  At the conclusion of the service, there will be military honors and as we procession to the cemetery, we will briefly stop in front of Haddon Fire Co. No. 1 for Honors.  Interment, Haddonfield United Methodist Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Bob may be made to the church’s Music Fund at the above address or to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 100 N. 20th St., Suite 405, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

John (Jack) Rutherford

Age 95 of Moorestown, NJ

On Dec. 22, 2018, age 95; Beloved husband of Jean (deceased), father of Susan (deceased) and Kevin (Doreen). Cherished grandfather of Kevin, Bill, Jennifer, Ryan, and 9 great-grandchildren.

Jack enjoyed spending his summers in Strathmere, NJ. He was a known animal lover, with a particular affection for horses, where he was involved in raising horses and equestrian competitions.

Jack served with the US Coast Guard as a radio operator in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and in the Pacific during World War II.

Following his service in the Coast Guard, Jack attended Drexel University Evening College, graduating with a degree in architecture. While attending school, Jack worked for architectural firms in Philadelphia. This work experience and his degree in architecture later led to joining the Diener Brick Company in 1953, where he became president and owner before retiring in 1983.

Services and interment are private at the request of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to: PennVet – Barbaro Fund for Excellence, Office of Advancement, Alumni Relations & Communications, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, 3800 Spruce Street, Suite 172E, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6047 (https://giving.apps.upenn.edu/fund?fastStart=simpleForm&program=VT2&fund=630129) or to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation, P.O. Box 781352, Philadelphia, PA 19178-1352 (https://give.chop.edu/page/content/give)

Albert K. Amrhein, Sr.

Age 72 of Oaklyn

On Dec. 17, 2018; Age 72; longtime Oaklyn Resident.  Beloved husband of Denise (nee Calabrese) of Oaklyn; Devoted father of Al, Jr. (Sandy) of Audubon; Cherished grandfather of Laura Bayne and Sophia Meany; Dear step-father of Jennifer K. Walker-Bayne (Christopher Bayne) and Alan Walker (Megan Meany); Loving twin of Gretchen Alexander (Dr. Allen); Uncle of Krys Jens (Kevin), Marty Alexander (Tiffany) and Bubba Alexander; Great-Uncle of several nieces and nephews.

Albert served his country proudly during the Vietnam War and was a member of the Oaklyn VFW Post 4463.

Albert’s family will greet friends on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, 10 AM at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ 08033, where his Memorial Service will follow at 11 AM.  Interment Private.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Albert may be made to Vietnam Veterans of America, 8719 Colesville Rd, Suite 100, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Pls include Albert’s name on the memo line of the check. (https://vva.org/donate/).

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.