Obituaries

Stanley Calvin Kelley, D.O.

Age 89 of Galloway, NJ

On Nov.26, 2021, age 89, formerly of Cherry Hill; husband of the late Patricia (nee McCracken) Kelley.  Beloved father of Kevin (Beryl) Kelley, Kim (Shay) Cowan, Kyle Kelley and Keith (Jeanine) Kelley; Loving Grandfather to 7 beautiful grandchildren: Brian, Andrew & Morgan Kelley, Devon & Ally Cowan, and Stella & Everett Kelley.

Stanley attended Riverside High School, where he excelled in football and art. Following high school, he enlisted in the National Guard, where he served a tour in the Korean War. He attended Rutgers University, followed by the Philadelphia College of Osteopathy where he earned his doctorate in osteopathic medicine. He rejoined the armed services several times, finally retiring as a highly awarded and decorated colonel in the Air Force. He was the medical commander of the 177th fighter division in Northfield, NJ, after serving at McGuire Air Force base in Wrightstown, NJ. He enjoyed scuba diving in his youth, and built an airplane in his garage during his retirement. His life was marked by adventure and accomplishments.

Dr. Kelley’s family will receive friends on Thursday, Dec. 9th, 10-11:15 AM at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ 08033.   Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations honoring Dr. Kelley be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517  (www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate)

 

Joan Cecelia Brown

Age 83; of Haddonfield, NJ

(nee Hermesman) Age 83; Of Haddonfield; Beloved wife of 61 years of William H.; Loving mother of Bill (Karen) Brown of Richmond VA, Dave Brown of Winthrop, ME and Jim (Manny Martinez) of Dallas, TX; Cherished grandmother of Kenzy, Liam and Cameron Brown.

Joan was originally from Camden, NJ and then later settled in Haddonfield to raise her family.  She lived in the same home on Centre Street for 53 years.  Joan was very active in the school and community as co-chair of the PTA, Room Mother and Red Cross swimming instructor.  She was part of the Haddonfield – Needham Massachusetts Exchange during the Bi-Centennial, and was a host of Japanese guests in her home, for over 35 years.   Joan was a friend to many and impacted their lives for over 30 years where she mentored and helped others by providing guidance and inspiration.  Family was the center of Joan’s life; she will be deeply missed by all who knew her.  Additionally, Joan worked at Strawbridge & Clothier in Philadelphia for almost 25 years.

Joan’s family will greet friends on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021,       9:00 -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 AM.  Interment at Haddonfield Baptist Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Joan may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

Barbara K. Tucker

Age 77, of Moorestown, NJ

(nee Foresta) On Nov. 28, 2021, age 77; longtime resident of Moorestown, formerly Delran and originally Phoenixville, PA; Beloved wife for 54 years of William J. of Moorestown, NJ; Loving mother of Jeff (Heather) & Jim (Joan), both of Haddonfield, NJ; Cherished grandma of Jacob, Suzanne, Katie, Megan, Anna & James and Dear sister of Vincent (Betty Ann) Foresta of Phoenixville, PA.

For Barbara “home is where your heart is” was not just a saying but her passion. Barbara was an avid gardener who enjoyed creating vibrant and meticulously maintained landscapes and interior designs, that transformed her houses into showpiece homes.  She was devoted to her husband and they enjoyed traveling together, especially in retirement.  She was a loving mother to her sons, and her grandchildren were the light of her life.

Barbara’s family will receive friends on Friday Evening, Dec. 3rd, 6-8 PM at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ 08033. All are invited to her Mass of Christian Burial on Sat., Dec 4th, 10:30 AM, at Our Lady of Good Counsel RC Church, 42 W. Main St, Moorestown, NJ 08057.  Interment, private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Barbara may be made to American Lung Association, National Direct Response Headquarters, PO Box 756, Osceola WI 54020-0756.  (www.lung.org)

C. Richard "Dick" Flexon, Sr.

Age 92 of Stratford, formerly of Haddonfield

On Nov. 26, 2021, longtime resident of Stratford, husband of the late Shirley (nee Nicholson); Beloved father of C. Richard (Catherine) Flexon, Jr. of Sewell, Susan M. (Frank) Vennell of Somerdale and Sheri (Michael) Morton of Stratford; Loving grandfather of Charles R. (Nicole) Flexon, III, Chase Flexon, Frank R. (Gianna) Vennell, Jr. and Brett Vennell and Cherished great-grandfather of Carter, Reese Marie & Keely Flexon.

Dick was born & raised in Haddonfield, NJ.  For 38 years, he was a US Postal Mail Carrier covering Tavistock and Haddonfield.  Dick raised his family in Stratford, where he coached in the Father & Son town league (11-12 years) for over 25 years.  He also coached girls’ softball.  Dick was also a longtime member of the Haddonfield United Methodist Church.

Dick’s family will receive friends on Friday, Dec. 3rd, 10-10:45 AM, at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ; where his Funeral Service will follow at 11 AM.  Interment, Berlin Cem.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Dick may be made to the Charity of One’s Choice.

Claudia A. Ramirez

Age 74 of Lumberton, NJ

Claudia A. Ramirez, 74, of Lumberton, NJ died on November 13, 2021. Daughter of late Stanley and Alma Farnham.

Cherry-Hill Seventh Day Adventist Church(member), NJ Seventh Day Adventist Disaster Response Coordinator, Love Apple Quilters (former president), Cinnaminson Quilters(member).

Preceded in death by Dale Gallagher(son). Survived by Dannette Seney (stepdaughter), Norm Seney (son in law), Dheric and Danica Seney(grandchildren), David, Carol, and Albert Emery(cousins), Jackie and Calvin Lester(friends).

Memorial Service: Saturday, December 4, 2021, 3pm, Cherry-Hill Seventh Day Adventist Church, 700 Cooper Landing Rd. Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Adam Matthew Sangillo

Age 46 of Haddonfield, NJ

Adam Matthew Sangillo passed away on Monday, November 15. Sangillo, 46, was a loving husband and dedicated father to four children. He was also a leader in Haddonfield, New Jersey, active in numerous community organizations. He spent five years as a member of the Haddonfield Board of Education, including a stint as BOE president. He also spent time as treasurer of the Haddonfield Civic Association and director of membership at the Rotary Club of Haddonfield. Sangillo was gregarious and energetic, constantly exuding passion about building strong schools and neighborhoods. As his wife Jennifer recalled, Sangillo once expressed a desire to know every family in Haddonfield. He became a beloved member of the community, which was evident during his recent battle with cancer. Neighbors and friends showed their support last winter by giving him a community salute with a loud ovation of car honks.

As School Superintendent Chuck Klaus recently remarked, “Adam was a man of character and integrity. In his leadership role, he had to make difficult decisions, but in each case he made those decisions through the lens of the greater good for all students.”

Sangillo’s greatest passion was his family and children: Caroline, 18; Holly, 15; Hadley, 13; and Bennett, 11. Even with failing health, he remained a committed father—attending games and helping with extracurricular activities. He coached his girls’ soccer teams and Bennett’s baseball teams, supporting them as players and teammates.

He grew up in Media, Pa., and attended Penncrest High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics/finance from Bucknell University, where he was part of Delta Upsilon fraternity and the diving team. He enjoyed success in business and became first vice president of wealth management at Janney Montgomery Scott.

Sangillo loved Christmas, and was known to dress up as Santa Claus while performing charitable deeds around Haddonfield. He also loved being near water, becoming an avid boater and fisherman. He spent summers in Ocean City, New Jersey with his extended family and in-laws. While rowing on an Ocean City lagoon, he met Jennifer Deppe Sangillo, his loving and devoted wife of 20 years.

He is survived by Jennifer; his children Caroline, Holly, Hadley, and Bennett; his father, Thomas Sangillo, and mother, Patricia Sand Sangillo; and brother Gregg and his family.

Adam’s family will greet friends on Friday, Dec. 10th, 8-10:30 AM at Haddonfield United Methodist Church, 29 Warwick Rd., Haddonfield, NJ 08033; where his Memorial Service will follow at 11 AM.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Adam may be made to the Sangillo Children’s College Fund at GoFund Me www.gofundme.com/f/college-fund-for-adam-sangillos-kids or to Life Raft for GIST  https://liferaftgroup.org/donate-2/

Marcia R. Lugger

Age 75 of Haddonfield, NJ

Marcia R. Lugger (nee Robbins) passed away peacefully on November 9, 2021; Age 75; of Haddonfield, NJ; Loving mother of Peter (Karin) Lugger of Austria and Paul (Meike) Lugger of NY; Cherished grandmother of Isabell, Vincent, Ada and Elizabeth; Dear sister of Carolyn “Connie” Robbins of MA; Aunt of Christiane Letendre of Montreal.

Marcia was a devoted mother and grandmother who often traveled to visit her family in NY and Austria. She was a longtime Haddonfield resident and was very active in the community. Marcia was a member of the Haddonfield Historical Society, League of Women Voters, Haddonfield Fortnightly, Haddonfield Symphony, Garden Club, Haddonfield Memorial High School Class of 63 and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Cherry Hill. She had a love for the arts and fashion. She was a passionate photographer winning many prizes for her flower compositions. She took on the role of photographer for many of her organizations. Her love of food and cooking was shared with many. She taught German as an adult school instructor and offered private tutoring. Marcia also worked for Haddonfield Aftercare for many years and shared her passion for gardening with so many Haddonfield children. Through the years, Marcia cultivated many friendships in her neighborhood and through her community work. She will be deeply missed by those who knew her.

A Reminiscence Service, where all are invited to participate, will be held for Marcia on Sunday, December 5th at 1:00 PM at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ. To attend virtually please email KainMurphy@comcast.net for the Zoom link and access code. The family will greet friends after the service in the parlor. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Marcia may be made to the Haddonfield Historical Society https://haddonfieldhistory.org/support/donations

Jane S. Poynton

Age 92 ~ longtime Haddonfield resident

(nee Sherman) On Nov. 13, 2021, age 92, longtime Haddonfield resident, wife of the late Edward J., Jr.; Beloved mother of Janet (Gary) Garman of Crownsville, MD and Nancy (Tom) Giordano of Cherry Hill; Loving grandmom of Christopher Garman, Michelle (Sean) Fraser, Nicholas (Samantha) Garman, TJ Garman, Laura Giordano, Tina Giordano and Tommy Giordano and Cherished great-grandmother “Nana” to Reagan & Cara Jane Fraser and Penny & Lawson Garman.

Jane was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield and former member and Past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star.  She belonged to Wedgewood Swim Club, enjoyed sewing, crocheting, playing Bridge and was a voracious reader.  She and her husband, Ed were very social and enjoyed the company of good friends and excellent neighbors.

Jane’s family will receive friends on Saturday, Nov. 20th, 11-11:45 am, at the First Presbyterian Church, 20 E. Kings Hwy., Haddonfield, NJ; where her Memorial Service will follow at 12 Noon.  Interment will be private in the Church’s Memorial Garden.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Jane may be made to Interfaith Caregivers, P.O. Box 186, Haddonfield, NJ 08033,  www.ifchaddons.org/donate

Noah Aidan Samuel-Siegel

Age 19 of Haddon Heights, NJ

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On November 8, 2021; Age 19; of Haddon Heights, formerly of Newton, NJ and Pearland, TX; Cherished son of Yoni and Meg (nee Ketcham) Samuel-Siegel; Beloved brother of Tyler and Ella; Loving grandson of Janice & Michael Ketcham and Phillip & Shosh Samuel-Siegel; Nephew of Madeline Ketcham (Raye Sosseh), Doron Samuel-Siegel (Angela Davis), and Tamar Samuel-Siegel; Cousin of Suna Sosseh.

Noah was a force of love.  He was a beautiful, kind, compassionate, generous, thoughtful, and loving goofball.  He loved his family, which he demonstrated with hugs and kisses on a daily basis, even as a young man; animals, particularly his dog, Finley; the outdoors; good food; a sharp new haircut and dapper appearance.  He had a taste for adventure and independence, but he was a homebody at heart.

Noah was a Class of 2020 graduate of Haddon Heights High School, where he wrestled for three years.  Noah was also involved in the school bands, Marching Band for one year and Concert Band for four years.  He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

A Memorial Service for Noah will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4th at 2:30 PM at the Haddon Heights Community Center, 321 Seventh Ave., Haddon Heights, NJ 08035; where his family will greet friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Noah may be made to Operation Gratitude (operationgratitude.com) or American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (afsp.org).

James R. Knapp

Age 88 ~ longtime Haddonfield resident

On November 2, 2021, Jim Knapp, age 88, of Medford Leas and longtime resident of Haddonfield, passed away.

He was a Beloved Husband to Elizabeth Knapp, nee King, a Loving Father to Deborah and the late Paul Knapp, father in law of Joseph Realdine and a Cherished Grandfather to Lindsey, James Joseph “JJ”, Michael and Jayne.

Jim was raised in Upper Darby, and he went on to serve in the US Army during peaceful times. He then attended Drexel and Columbia Universities.
His career included working as cost analyst for NASA in Bethesda MD and RCA and GE in Moorestown NJ. And for the next many years he devoted his time to his growing family.

When the kids were grown Liz and Jim hosted students from around the world and traveled themselves with Elder Hostel (49 trips).

Jim’s engineer spirit continued to search out and solve problems on a more domestic level. He developed his talents as a handy man. Always taking his time and getting the job done right.

At Medford Leas, Jim developed a variety of wood carving skill. He created a large body of fish and bird art. He also became a beloved member of the Medford Leas Workshop, continuing to repair and often restore all types of objects, all the while providing caring service.

The world has lost a wise and gentle man.