Obituaries

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.

Harry J. McCormick

Age 84 of Voorhees, NJ

Harry McCormick passed away peacefully on July 12, 2019, his 84th birthday. Born in Philadelphia, he was a resident of the city for more than 80 years before recently moving to Voorhees, NJ. Harry graduated from St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in 1953 and attended Villanova University for two years. He then studied at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary as he considered a priestly vocation. Harry completed his undergraduate education at LaSalle College with a degree in English.

Harry taught at Cardinal Dougherty High School for several years before taking on a management role with the Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation. His later career included several years in the insurance business, and operating his commercial/residential painting business.

Harry loved baseball, music (particularly opera), and reading. Most of all, he enjoyed conversation with family and friends.

Harry is survived by his children Joseph, John, James, Nicholas and Geriann; and 22 grandchildren.

Harry’s family will greet friends on Wed., July 17th from 9:00-10:45 AM at Christ the King RC Church, 200 Windsor Ave., Haddonfield, NJ 08003 where his Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Harry may be made to St. Joseph’s Prep School, Development Office, 1733 W. Girard Ave., Phila., PA 19130.

Andrew I. Keay

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

On July 11, 2019, age 98, of Medford Leas, formerly of Haddonfield, NJ & Chatham, MA, Beloved husband for 64 years of Sylvia (née Art); Loving father of Lisa Keay Hurd (Peter) of Haddonfield & Todd Keay (Kate Duke) of Flagstaff, AZ; Cherished grandfather of Emily & Paul Hurd. He was one of six siblings and was recently predeceased by his 99-year-old brother, John Keay.

Andy began his career in NYC at the Blue network which became ABC Radio. He then moved to WFIL Television.  He went on to serve as a marketing executive at N.W. Ayer and retired as VP of Marketing at Ewing Cole, an architectural firm in Phila.

Andy was a member and loved golfing at Tavistock Country Club & Pine Valley Golf Club. He also loved Chatham, MA, an area he began enjoying in the 30’s as a camper and later at his “home on the Cape.”

Andy’s family and friends are invited to his memorial service on Friday, August 2, 2019, 11:00 am, in the Theater at Medford Leas, 1 Medford Leas, Medford, NJ; where his family will receive friends following the service.  Interment, private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Andy may be made to the Barton Arboretum and Nature Preserve of Medford Leas or the First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield, 124 E. King’s Hwy., Haddonfield, NJ 08033.

Robert M. Schaeffer

Age 81 of Haddonfield, NJ

On July 2, 2019, of Haddonfield, NJ;  Husband of the late Dorothy (nee Dragonette); Loving father of Jennifer; Survived by brother, Allan; 12 nieces, nephews & cousins.

The Schaeffer family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 16th, 10-10:45 AM at Christ The King RC Church, 200 Windsor Ave., Haddonfield, NJ 08033; where Bob’s Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 AM.  Interment immediately follows at Calvary Cem., Cherry Hill, NJ.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be sent to Christ The King “Catholic Strong Fund,” at the address above.

Thomas G. Patton, Jr.

Age 88 ~ Longtime Haddonfield Resident

On June 23, 2019, age 88, longtime Haddonfield resident, Beloved husband of Lenore (nee Allen); Loving father of Cheryl Everill (Richard) of Collingswood, Gayle Hobbs (Tim) of Bakersfield, CA, Thomas G., III (Catherine) of Dillsboro, IN & Amy Weckesser (Tommy) of Haddon Twp.; Grandfather of 14; Great Grandfather of 24; Great Great Grandfather of 1 and Dear brother of George Terry Patton of Bethlehem, PA and the late Patricia Watkins (Al).

Tom was a wonderful musician.  He had been the Haddonfield Middle School Music teacher for many years.  He was a founding member of the Haddonfield Symphony, played, composed & arranged for the SJ Youth Orchestra & Friends as well as founding & being the conductor of the Haddonfield Pick-up Band.  Additionally, Tom proudly served in the Korean War and was a longtime member of The American Legion Post # 38.  Tom loved corny jokes & music and enjoyed being a lifeguard for many years at Wildwood & later Crystal Lake.

Tom’s family will receive friends on Thursday Evening, June 27th, 6-6:45 PM, at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End  Ave., Haddonfield, NJ; where his Celebration of Life will follow at 7 PM.  Interment, private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Tom may be made to Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Dr., Suite 300, Marlton, NJ 08053 (www.SamaritanNJ.org)

David Joseph Creato, Sr.

Age 53 of Haddon Twp., NJ

On June 21, 2019, Age 53 of Haddon Twp., Beloved husband of Lisa; Loving father of David Jr. & Sarah; Adoring Pop Pop of the late Brendan; Cherished son of Florence & the late William Creato and son- in-law of Arthur Becker & Arlene McCone; Dear brother of Jeffrey (Barbara) & Paul (Jennifer) and uncle of many nieces and nephews.

David was a great outdoorsman – he loved hiking, going for motorcycle rides, skydiving, music and playing with his dog, Cali. He loved his family especially being a Pop Pop.

David’s family will receive friends on Wed., June 26th, 9:30-10:45 am, at Holy Saviour RC Church, 50 Emerald Ave., Haddon Twp.; where his Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 AM.  Interment, private.  In lieu of flowers donations in memory of David may be made to the ASPCA, PO Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090-6929 (www.aspca.org)

Jeffrey M. Barry

Age 51 of Haddonfield, NJ

Unexpectedly on June 20, 2019, Age 51, of Haddonfield, NJ; Beloved husband of Kristen (nee Martin); Devoted father of Abigayle; Beloved son of Agnes & the late Frank R. Barry of Wenonah.; Dear brother of Kevin Barry (Kathleen), Maryellen Covely (John), Karen Boucher and the late Frank X. Barry; Treasured Uncle of Brian, Brigid, Patrick, Sean, MaryKate, Tyler, Brennen, James, Ainsley, Frank Jr., Avery, Timothy, Jack, Craig & Elizabeth and great uncle of Brigid Leone.

Jeff attended St. Margaret’s elementary school in Woodbury Hts., Gateway HS (Class of ’86) and received his bachelor’s degree from Rutgers Univ.- Camden.  He was actively involved in his community and enjoyed coaching Haddonfield girls’ soccer.  Jeff loved Stone Harbor, the beach, boating, all the Philly sports teams, but most of all his family.

Jeff’s family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 25th, 9-10:45 am, at Christ the King RC Church, 200 Windsor Ave., Haddonfield, NJ; where his Mass of Christian Burial will follow promptly at 11 AM.  Interment, private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Jeff may be made to support Abby’s future education: Please make check payable to Abigayle Barry and mail to Columbia Bank, 204 Grove Ave, West Deptford, NJ 08086 where a college fund is being created.