Obituaries

Marta Ann Clark

Age 77 of Philadelphia, PA

(nee Bowes)  On Feb. 13, 2020, age 77 of Phila., Beloved mother of Robert Clark of Cherry Hill, NJ; Loving grandmother of Mia Clark & Jude O’Lone; Dear sister of Martin Bowes and the late Timothy Fitzpatrick; former wife of Doug Clark and cherished owner & best friend of her dog, Lucky.

Marta’s family will receive friends on Thursday Evening, Feb. 20th, 6-8 pm at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Pennsylvania SPCA www.pspca.org

Helen D. Lombardi

Age 94, Longtime Haddonfield Resident

On Feb. 8, 2020, Age 94, longtime Haddonfield resident; Beloved mother of Marc.

Helen was a force of nature.  A kindergarten teacher for 35 years, she traveled the world, captured its beauty in award-winning photographs, and the world loved her back.  To know her was to be very lucky indeed.  She will be missed by countless friends and family.

Helen’s family will greet friends on Sat., Feb. 15th, 1-3 PM at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ 08033. Interment Private.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Thomas N. Bantivoglio

Age 94 of Delray Beach, FL formerly of Haddonfield, NJ

January 23, 2020; Age 94 of Delray Beach, FL and former resident of Haddonfield, NJ. Loving husband of Patricia (nee Parker), devoted father of Christine (Grover) Czech of Alexandria, VA; Joy Bantivoglio of Mount Laurel, NJ; Judy Bantivoglio Dwornik (Gordon Gottlieb) of Medford Lakes, NJ; and Bobbie (Jonathan) Turner of Philadelphia, PA; cherished grandfather of Laura, Julia, Ginevra, Jason, and James; and will be missed by his beloved caretaker Elease Lewis. He was predeceased by his parents, Thomas J. and Marie Bantivoglio.

Tom grew up in Camden, NJ and graduated from Camden High School in 1942. Instead of joining the family business, N. Bantivoglio & Sons Camden Iron and Metal, Tom chose the academic route, attending Princeton University (1946) and Harvard Law School (1948). Blessed with a brilliant mind, he joined then-Archer, Greiner, Hunter & Read as a young man and was a long-time partner and chair, serving as counsel to a number of corporations and businesses in the area for more than 50 years and leading the firm during a period of great expansion. A mentor to many, his impact was wide-reaching and deeply felt by all who knew him.

Tom met his beloved wife, Pat, in Margate on the Jersey Shore and their romance was ignited by their mutual love of the beach. Theirs was an enduring love story, leading to 69 years of marriage. He took great pleasure in his family and enjoyed spending time with his four daughters and five grandchildren, of whom he was immensely proud. He will be greatly missed by all of them.

A selfless philanthropist, Tom served as a trustee of the William G. Rohrer Charitable Foundation and was active in many local charitable groups throughout the years. He was particularly proud of his donations to Rowan University, where he founded the Thomas N. Bantivoglio Honors Program, which continues to benefit some of the region’s most talented students. In 2004, he received an honorary doctorate in humanities from Rowan University in recognition of his accomplishments.

Tom was passionate about wine and was very active in several wine clubs, including the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin—where he founded the Southern New Jersey chapter—and the Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs. His love of wine took him to France and Italy, where together with his wine groups he made lasting memories. He shared a glass with many fun and fabulous people, and we raise a glass to him now.

Tom was a man of wisdom, generosity, and warmth. His greatest joy was his family, and he was a loyal friend to many. He was one of the good ones.

In later years, he spent time in Delray Beach, FL, where he loved sitting on the porch and gazing at the Intercoastal Waterway view. May he forever bask in that view, glass of wine in his hand, saying it was a wonderful life and I did it my way!

Tom’s family will greet friends on Monday evening, Feb. 3rd, 6-8 PM at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave, Haddonfield, NJ 08033; and on Tuesday, February 4th, 10-10:45 AM at Christ the King R.C, Church, 200 Windsor Ave, Haddonfield, NJ 08033; where his Memorial Mass will follow at 11 AM.  Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of  Tom to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Checks made out to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation can be mailed to P.O. Box 781352, Philadelphia, PA 19178-1352. Please remember to write in memory of Tom Bantivoglio on the memo line of the check. Gifts may also be made online at http://www.chop.edu/giving/foundation.

Frederick J. Hammel, Jr.

Age 70 of Williamstown, NJ

On January 26, 2020, age 70, of Williamstown, NJ, formerly of Mantua for 44 years; beloved husband of Darlene (nee Summerville); Loving father of: Frederick Andrew Hammel (Bridget Dean) of Haddonfield & Krystal Ham (J.P.) of Wayne, PA; Cherished grandfather of Madison & Aidan Hammel and Charlotte & Peter Ham and Dear brother of  Sarah Weiss of Thorofare, NJ, Dolores Worrell of Swedesboro, NJ, Kathleen “Kathie” Datko of Fairhope, AL, Joan Medany of Deptford, NJ, Brenda Bittner of West Deptford, NJ, Michelle Appice of Sewell, NJ and the late Mary Ellen Dunn.

Fred was a dedicated family man and actively involved in his community.  He was a coach for the Deptford Twp. Youth Football program, the Mantua Youth Football & Youth Basketball programs.  Additionally, he was a member of the Franklinville United Methodist Church and later the First United Methodist Church of Williamstown.  Fred proudly served in the US Army (101st Airborne) during Vietnam & later honored fellow veterans by volunteering on the Gloucester County Veterans Honor Guard.

Fred’s family will receive friends on Wednesday, Jan. 29th, 7-9 PM at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ 08033.  All are invited to his Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, Jan 30th, 10 AM, at Christ the King RC Church, 200 Windsor Ave., Haddonfield, NJ.  Internment, Veterans Memorial Cem., Williamstown, NJ.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in honor of Fred to: Vietnam Veterans of America of Southern New Jersey, Chapter 1068, 10 Kennedy Blvd., Somerdale NJ. 08083

Jon David Mastin

Age 79, Longtime Cherry Hill Resident

Age 79, longtime resident of Cherry Hill, NJ; passed on Jan. 21, 2020.  He was retired from RCA/GE having worked at their Hightstown and Camden offices in Engineering and Computer Systems.

He is survived by his wife of over 40 years, Betty Mastin and brother Jim Mastin.  Jon leaves behind three children John Douglas Mastin, Deborah Sue Walters, and David Mastin.  Granddaughters are Mrs. Kelsie Allen, Morgan Mastin, Rebecca Mastin, and Olivia Walters.

Jon was a member of many lineage organizations such as Colonial Wars, Sons of the American Revolution, and the War of 1812.  He was an active railroad and model train enthusiast and served on many boards of his church, First Presbyterian Haddonfield.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, Jan. 24th, 2020; 11 AM in the Chapel at The First Presbyterian Church, 20 Kings Hwy E, Haddonfield, NJ 08033.  Interment Private.

William "Bill" P. Nickerson

Age 69 of Haddonfield, NJ

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/