Obituaries

EDWIN H. ROUH, JR

Age 72 of Cherry Hill, NJ

Edwin Hammell Rouh, Jr. departed this life on July 18th, 2021 at home in Cherry Hill with his family at his side after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Ed was born at Cooper Hospital and grew up in Haddonfield NJ.   He was a 2011 Inductee into the Haddonfield Memorial High School Athletic Hall of Fame for his outstanding performance in baseball and wrestling.  Ed also played baseball at Colgate University where he was offered a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds, but elected to pursue law school instead.   He was a 1977 graduate of University of Virginia School of Law.

Ed spent his entire professional career in Philadelphia, retiring from Glenmede Trust in 2013.   He was an avid golfer and member of Tavistock Country Club and Haddonfield 65 Club.   He was a great reader of history, and no road trip was complete without a visit to a local historical site or museum.   Ed enjoyed travel with his wife including several golf trips to Ireland and to their vacation home in Vermont.  He was a member of the Haddonfield Y’s Men service organization.

Ed leaves to cherish his memory his wife Christy, brother Kenny (Kate) of Jacksonville FL, mother-in-law Marilyn Paul of Whiting, NJ, sister-in-law Jennifer Schmidt (John) of Forked River, NJ, father-in-law David Hack (Linda) of Port St. Lucie, FL, five nieces and two nephews, and a host of cousins and friends around the country.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 21st, 2021, from 6 to 8 PM at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ; where Ed’s Reminiscence Service will be held Thursday, July 22nd at 11 AM.  The service will be streamed via Zoom; please email the funeral home at KainMurphy@comcast.net for the access code.

Ed’s wife would like to thank his healthcare team at Penn Medicine – Goldie Kurtz MD, Thomas Karacic MD, Carlos Madamba MD, Donald O’Rourke MD, David Wilson MD, Martin Igor, ANP, Elizabeth Heisler PA-C for developing a treatment plan that allowed Ed to have a quality of life over the last 14 months.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ed may be made to Samaritan Hospice, Samaritan Gift Processing Center, P. O. Box 71425, Philadelphia, PA 19176-1425, (www.SamaritanNJ.org), or South Jersey Food Bank, 1501 John Tipton Blvd, Pennsauken Township, NJ 08110 (https://foodbanksj.org/)

Joyce Pierce Kern

Age 86 of Haddonfield, NJ

On July 14, 2021; Age 86; of Haddonfield, formerly of Atlantic City, NJ (ACHS 1953) passed away peacefully in her sleep. She was the Loving wife of The Late James; Devoted mother of Karen A. Kern (Albert V. Pescatore) of Haddonfield, James P. Kern (Laurie) of El Cajon, CA and Lisa J. Lanciano (Nicholas) of Gibbsboro; Cherished grandmother of Allison Pescatore Tenny (Christopher); Great-grandmother of Eloise K. Tenny and dear cousin of Michele Crean Tedesco (Frank) of Haddonfield.

Joyce was a longtime Haddonfield resident and member of Christ the King Church.  She worked as Dir. Of Administration at John Maneely Co., Collingswood, NJ for 20 yrs.   For the past six years, Joyce was a resident of Brandywine Senior Living in Haddonfield where she enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and engaging with the other residents. Joyce was an avid reader and enjoyed the beach, gardening, cooking and working on crossword puzzles.  She loved Sanibel Island, FL and for over 15 years, spent two months out of the year there shelling and taking in the nature and fauna.  She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Joyce’s family will greet friends on Wednesday, July 21st, 2021, 10-10:45 AM at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ; where her Funeral Service will follow at 11 AM.  Interment at Colestown Cemetery will be private.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Joyce may be made to the Haddonfield Foundation, PO Box 555, Haddonfield, NJ 08033 or via www.haddonfieldfoundation.org.

Antonio F. Doganiero

Age 93 of Mt. Laurel, NJ

On July 9, 2021, age 93, of Mt. Laurel, NJ; Beloved husband of Rita (nee Quick); Loving father of Geneva Standiford (Steven), Gilda Smoll (Mark) and Antonio F.  Doganiero (Mary Lee); Cherished grandfather of Caitlyn, Antonio, Leona and Gia; Dear brother of Robert and Enrico Doganiero, Uncle of many nieces and nephews, and Dear Friend to many.

Antonio was born in Camden, NJ on December 29, 1927 and raised there with his five brothers (Frank, Ben, Doc, Robert, and Enrico) and two sisters (Carmela and Anna).  As an all-state halfback for the Camden High School football team in the 1940s, he attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick where he joined the historically black fraternity Omega Psi Phi.  After starting law school at Temple University, Antonio proudly served in the Counter Intelligence Corps during the Korean War.  He completed his law degree at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia and worked as an attorney in South Jersey for more than 45 years, while raising his family in Haddonfield.  Above all, Antonio was known for his bold and engaging spirit and love of family, friends, food, new experiences, and the simple pleasures in life.

A gathering to remember and celebrate Antonio’s life will be announced at a later date.  Memorial donations in honor of Antonio may be made to Samaritan Hospice, Samaritan Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 71425, Philadelphia, PA 191761425, www.SamaritanNJ.org

Robert R. Kugler

Age 75 of Beach Haven, NJ; Formerly of Haddonfield

Rob’s life can be summarized as one of service to society and devotion to family and friends. He used his position as a lawyer as a platform to advance non-profit causes. Those included the American Cancer Society, where he served on the national board, raised funds for groundbreaking research, and played an essential role in passing the Clean Indoor Air Act; his church, HUMC, where he was a member of the choir, sang in the NJ MasterChorale, and contributed to the church’s grand renovation; his alma mater, Dartmouth College, where he served on the Alumni Council, co-led reunions, and built the Great Class of 1967’s bunkhouse and space for dialogue on fine art; and Symphony in C, where he was Chair of the board and mentor to many. He also contributed to his hometown, Haddonfield, in a number of ways, including the idea of placing “Haddy” in “Dino Alley.”

Rob found relaxation and contentment on Long Beach Island, sitting on the patio with Sandy, glass of wine in hand, watching God’s display of spectacular sunsets. He was a man of wisdom, humility, drive, and acceptance, whose example paves the way for all to build a more considerate world. He is survived by his wife, Sandy; kids, Justin, Lindsay, and Kelley; their partners, June, Holali, and Ryan; grandkids, Imanie and Josiah; and brother, John.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 10th, 2021 at 11 AM at the Haddonfield United Methodist Church (29 Warwick Road). Rob’s loved ones will greet and gather beginning at 10 AM. Please visit www.robertrkugler.com for details, donations, and to reflect on the memories he leaves behind.

Edward J. Coyle

Age 67 of Laurel Springs, formerly of Cramer Hill

Age 67; Of Laurel Springs; formerly of Cramer Hill. Suddenly passed away on Monday,  July 5, 2021. Edward was born in Camden, NJ and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School.

Beloved husband of the late Margie (DiFrank); Loving father of Edward M., Chelsea L., and Justin Coyle of Cherry Hill, NJ. Dear brother of John (Carla), William, Janice (Thomas), Elaine, and James (Karen), and Uncle to many nephews and nieces, beloved son of the late Jack and Dorothy Coyle, and companion to Eileen Pascal.

Ed was known and loved by many. He loved Philly sports and classic rock. Ed was content with the simple life he lived surrounded by those who loved him and will now miss him dearly.

Family and friends are invited to attend his Visitation on Monday, July 12th, 9:30-10:45 AM. Funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 AM at Christ Our Light Church, 402 N. Kings Hwy, Cherry Hill, NJ. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Edward may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Catherine Marie (Sissy) Kennedy

Age 79 of Clarksboro

On June 30, 2021, age 79, of Clarksboro, NJ, formerly of West Deptford, NJ; Beloved daughter of the late Daniel P. & Marie J. Kennedy; Loving sister of Joseph X. Kennedy (Frank Kling) of Philadelphia, PA and the late Ellen Laurer, Mary Nickerson & Daniel J. Kennedy; Cherished aunt of Ted Laurer, Albert Laurer, Scott Laurer, Heidi Giordano, Heather Casares, Matthew Laurer, Maria Herr, Daniel Kennedy, Maryanne Smith & Kevin Kennedy and Treasured great aunt of 17. She had a gift for developing close friendships with many.

Catherine was born and raised in Philadelphia.  She was a legal secretary for many years for several law firms in Philadelphia including White & Williams.  She was an avid reader, an artist in various mediums and a lover of the arts who possessed a gentle and generous soul.  She had a unique zest and enthusiasm for many different life experiences. She will be greatly missed.

Services will be held privately.  Memorial donations may be made to the Animal Welfare Association, 509 Centennial Blvd., Voorhees, NJ 08043 (www.awanj.org) in honor of Catherine, who was very devoted to her pets and loved and reverenced the beauty she found in all animals.

David H. Russell, Sr.

Age 92 of Westmont, NJ; Formerly of Haddonfield and Pitman

On June 26, 2021, age 92, of Westmont, formerly of Haddonfield & Pitman; Beloved husband of Jean (nee Gabriel) and the late Dorothy (nee James); Loving father of David H. Jr. (Brenda) of Pitman & step-father of John Stanton (Johanna) of Collingswood, Amy Mulford of Voorhees and Alisyn Stoffel of Haddonfield; Cherished grandfather of Kristy, Stephanie and Juliann Russell & step-grandfather of Chelsea Stanton and the late Brooke Mulford; Dear brother of Dorothy Evans of Haddonfield.

David graduated from Haddonfield Memorial HS, Class of ’46 and received a B.S. from Rutgers Univ. He proudly served in the US Army during the Korean War.  He worked for the Pennsylvania RR in the Philadelphia Office and then attained a teaching certification from Glassboro Teacher’s College (Rowan).  He taught in Magnolia Public School for 33 years, which gave him much satisfaction.  David loved the Philadelphia sports teams, had a special interest in writing, and possessed a sense of humor appreciated by many.  He believed in being “true blue,” loving towards all people, and that there are “no bad apples, just folks with confused thinking.” David was a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield.

David’s family will greet friends on Friday, July 23, 2021, 10-10:45 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, memorial donations in honor of David may be made to the Brooke Mulford Foundation (for Childhood Cancer), P.O. Box 545, Salisbury, MD 21803.

Herbert H. Ding

Age 92 of Cherry Hill, NJ

On June 26, 2021; Age 92; longtime Cherry Hill resident; Devoted son of the late Sun Hop and Lee Ding; Beloved brother of Elizabeth D. Young of Mt. Laurel, NJ and the late Yeut Hee Joung Louie, Henrietta Li, Richard Ding, Walter Ding and Franklin Ding; Dear uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Herbert grew up in Haddonfield and was a 1947 graduate of HMHS, before moving to Cherry Hill. He proudly served his country during the Korean War as an Army Corporal.  Herbert was an avid Phillies fan.  He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

All are welcome to Herbert’s Reminiscence Graveside Service on Friday, July 2, 2021, at 11 AM at Locustwood Memorial Park, 1500 Route 70 West, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002.  Memorial Donations in honor of Herbert may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Mario Joseph Loperfido

UPDATED SERVICE INFORMATION

*****We will belatedly mourn Mario Joseph Loperfido with informal graveside prayers at 11 AM on Sunday, August 1st at Calvary Cemetery, 2398 West Marlton Pike, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 (website:  Calvary Cemetery )

Mario Joseph Loperfido of Ocean City, NJ, formerly of Merchantville and Haddonfield, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. He is survived by his beloved wife, Maxine Mary Loperfido; his three children, Patti-jo Loperfido Gear (Tim), Joseph (Amy), and Gabrielle; five grandchildren, Olivia, Mario Joseph, Timothy, Aziz, and Sophia; sister Gloria Jenkins (Raymond); a close-knit circle of cousins; and many beloved nieces and nephews. His brother Vito predeceased him in April 1984.

Mario was born in Camden, NJ to the late Joseph Loperfido and Pasqualina (Pat) Martino Loperfido. He graduated from Camden Catholic High School in 1956 and from Rutgers University with a Bachelor’s degree in 1962 where he was an active member of the KSU fraternity. He established Eagle Business Forms in 1971 and worked there until he retired to Ocean City, NJ.

Mario, known for his warmth and deep friendships, will be dearly missed by friends and family.

We will belatedly mourn Mario Joseph Loperfido with informal graveside prayers at 11 AM on Sunday, August 1st at Calvary Cemetery, 2398 West Marlton Pike, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 (website:  Calvary Cemetery )

 

 

Philip M. Ellis   

On June 3, 2021; Age 64; Of Mays Landing, NJ; Longtime Cherry Hill Resident; Dear Brother of Paul S. Ellis of Waretown, NJ (Susan Paulosky) and Nancy Ellis of Lindenwold, NJ; Uncle of Michael and Sean Ellis; Brother-in-law of Laura Ellis. 

Philip, a Graduate of Cherry Hill West H.S, was self-employed.  He had a natural talent for music, especially the piano.  Philip was a friend to all, prayed for everyone and will be deeply missed.

Services and Interment are private.