Obituaries

Cheryl H. Weiler

Age 67 of Milton, DE & formerly a longtime Haddon Heights Resident

Cheryl H. Weiler (Elliott) passed peacefully surrounded by family on August 8th, at the age of 67. Cheryl was residing in Milton DE and was formerly a 40-year member of the Haddon Heights, NJ community; Devoted wife of David G. Weiler; cherished mother of Kimberly and Amy Weiler; adoring grandmother of Aidan Murray; dear sister of Beverly Murray and Patricia Humphrey.

As a brain cancer survivor of 35 years, she was able to focus her remarkable journey on her life’s work involving family, friends and continuous volunteer efforts.  She worked with her church, local community social clubs and statewide organizations.  She was dedicated to the craft of crochet and stayed active in the worldwide community through the Crochet Guild of America.  Many times, she used her crochet skill to drive or enhance her volunteer work with the Haddonfield United Methodist Church, Women’s Club of Haddon Heights, Haddon Fortnightly and Volunteer Delaware 50+.  During a long stay at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, she continued to create crochet goodies for fellow patients.  She not only focused on creating works of art, but advocated for adoption of the skill through instruction.

Cheryl’s family will receive relatives and friends on August 17th, 9-10:45 am at Haddonfield United Methodist Church 29 Warwick Rd. Haddonfield NJ. The Family invites all to participate in her celebration of life service at 11 am. For those who cannot attend in person, a live stream is available on the Church website www.haddonfieldumc.org

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in her honor to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.

Florence Eleanor Godonis

Age: 98 of Voorhees, NJ

 Florence Eleanor (Mawson) Godonis

F. Eleanor (Mawson) Godonis, 98, passed away on August 5, 2022 peacefully at Allegria at The Fountains, Atco, NJ. Born in 1924 to Florence & Earl Mawson, she was a graduate of Frankford High School in Philadelphia, PA.

She was the loving wife of Anthony S. Godonis who preceded her in death on July 31, 2007. Together, they resided most of their lives in Kirkwood (Voorhees), New Jersey. In later years they resided in Ocean City, New Jersey, Cape Coral and Fort Myers, Florida.

She was the mother of Anthony E (Helen), and Thomas G Godonis (Robin).

She is also survived by 5 grandchildren, Mary Washer (Bryan), Anthony W Godonis (Melinda), Sean T Godonis (Shanna), Holly Moxhay (Matthew), and Amy Godonis, as well as 11 great grandchildren: Tony, Will, Mikey, JT, Ben, Soli, Sander, Shelby, Kelly, Charlie, and Dylan, and her sister, Marjorie Priest. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Alice Blair and Elizabeth Salvatori and her brother, Thomas Mawson.

She loved camping, boating, travel, and supporting local organizations She was a Cub Scout Den mother for her sons, and supported them in their athletic activities throughout their youth. She hosted many a birthday celebration for them as well. She loved spending time at the beach in Ocean City, New Jersey where she along with her husband entertained countless friends and family. Everyone enjoyed her wonderful hospitality. She was a good cook and prepared countless memorable meals for her family and friends. She was also an accomplished seamstress and fashioned many a garment for her daughters in law and grandchildren.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She especially enjoyed having her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren around her. She had a long and fruitful life and will be sorely missed. Rest in Peace, dear Eleanor.

Plans for internment and the Celebration of Life for Eleanor are pending and will be announced at a later date. For updates, please go to www.KainMurphy.com/obituaries/

Douglas Patrick Hambry

Age 69 of Haddonfield, NJ

Regardless of the situation, Douglas Patrick Hambry always had the perfect anecdote or quote. Even better, while doing it in one of his wildly funny imitations. On August 8, 2022, we lost him.

Born in Erie, PA in 1952, Doug was the son of Frank B. (Ward) Hambry and Virginia Hambry. He was raised in Albion and Edinboro, PA. After his mother’s passing at age 9, Doug learned that life isn’t fair, and it instilled within him a quiet strength. He was a graduate of the 1970 class of General McLane High School and a 1974 graduate of the University of Notre Dame.

One defined by many characteristics, Doug was known for his intelligence, courage, morality, humor, and work ethic. He was an inspiration to all who had the benefit of knowing him. His encyclopedic knowledge of sports was one for the books. He had a particular love for his alma mater, The Fighting Irish, especially as a devout Catholic.

His passion for sports was only rivaled by his dedication to his work. Considered his second family, Doug spent 23 years at VISA, Inc. as Senior Vice President. Doug is remembered by his colleagues as someone who helped them reach their best. He traveled extensively throughout North and South America, often taking red eyes to ensure spending time with his real family.

To help his In-laws who considered him a son, Doug retired at the age of 64 where he helped them live out their lives in their home. A resident of Haddonfield, NJ, Doug lived with his wife, Ann, who filled his life with love, determination, and a positive outlook everyday. Their triplets brought him immense joy as well.

He is survived by his wife, Ann, sons, Joe and John (Cristina), and his daughter, Virginia. Also, his sister, Betsy (Wayne Whitfield), step-sister, Dorothy Lawrence, and step-brother, Dennis Carr (Ellen).

Services are private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Adult Day Program his daughter attends at Bancroft www.bancroft.org/support-us/

Barbara Crane

Age 97 of Collingswood Manor; Formerly of Haddonfield

(nee Hartmann) On Aug. 6, 2022, of Collingswood Manor, former longtime Haddonfield resident; wife of the late Robert Edwin Crane: Beloved mother of David R. (Gail) of Medford Lakes and Edwin G. (Bryony); Loving grandmother of Averi Lyn Swearengin, Zachary David Crane, Eric Michael Crane & Peter Thomas Crane (Aphrodite); Cherished great grandmother of Mya Lyn Swearengin, Lyla Gray Swearengin & Alexander Constantine Crane and Dear sister of Jonatha Dorman of England.

Barbara was a member of the Haddon Fortnightly, an avid bridge player and photographer.  She wrote for the Collingswood Manor newsletter and was the manager of the Collingswood Manor Gift Shop.

Barbara’s family will receive friends on Friday, Aug. 12th, 10-10:45 AM at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ; where the Family invites all to participate in her Reminiscence Service at 11 AM.  Interment, Locustwood Cem. Cherry Hill, NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Barbara may be made to Operation Smile, 3641 Faculty Blvd. Virginia Beach, VA 23453 (www.operationsmile.org)

 

Doris P. Klice

Age 97 of Haddonfield, NJ

Doris was born in South Philadelphia to a loving Italian immigrant mother and father. She spent her childhood with her two sisters, where they lived above their father’s tailor shop on Snyder Avenue. She graduated from South Philadelphia High School during the World War II years, worked for the War Department, and volunteered at Hahnemann Hospital. Afterward, she worked for the Internal Revenue Service as a secretary, moved to Lansdowne, PA, and married her husband Harry in 1957.

After having two children, her family moved to Lansdale, PA, where she was a homemaker and later worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Unemployment Compensation. She and Harry retired to Miramar, FL, in 1979, where they enjoyed their backyard pool, volunteering at church, and get-togethers with family and friends. Doris and Harry moved to Haddonfield, NJ, in 1990 to be closer to her daughter and their first grandchild. Early in 1991, however, Harry passed away and Doris moved with her daughter’s family to Fond du Lac, WI, where she shined in the role of doting grandmother to her three grandchildren.

She returned to Haddonfield in 2000 and volunteered at Christ the King church and the local library, participated in a book club, and served on various condominium association committees. During that time she traveled to Italy, Spain and Portugal, and made yearly visits to Florida during the winter to make lasagna and Italian wedding soup for her son and his wife.  She was an avid reader of popular fiction and a nightly devotee of 6 Action News, Jeopardy, and Wheel of Fortune.

Those who knew her remember her “What can I get you?” greeting as soon as she opened her front door. Her greatest pleasure in life was “doing for others,” in her selfless manner, always uncomfortable with public recognition and with “putting others out.” She was loving, kind, compassionate, and non-judgmental

She is preceded in death by her husband Harry. She is survived and dearly missed by son Charles (Paula) and daughter Lisa (Robert); grandchildren, Nicholas (Sophia), Lauren (Christopher), and Thomas; great-grandchildren Luke and Georgia.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet Doris’ family on Saturday, August 13th at 10 am at Christ the King Church, 200 Windsor Ave, Haddonfield, NJ where her funeral mass will immediately follow at 11 am. Interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery in Cherry Hill. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations in Doris’ name may be made to Interfaith Caregivers.

Anthony N. Mastandino

Age: 91 of Collingswood, NJ

On August 1, 2022 Age 91; of Collingswood, NJ; Beloved husband of Janet (nee Jurek); Devoted father of Teresa (Jeff) Sikkema of Collingswood, Maria (Kelly Warrick) Forbes of Collingswood and Gina (Alan) Laird of Manahawkin, NJ; Loving grandfather of Kaity (Alex) Lokey, Jackie (Bec) Sikkema, Lizzy Sikkema, Jake (Jazmin) Sikkema, Nicholas Forbes, Alexandra Forbes, Brian Laird, Candence Laird; Great-grandfather of Wesley Lokey; Dear brother of Edmund Mastandino; Uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Anthony proudly served his country as a Marine during the Korean War.  He was a sports enthusiast, he coached softball in South Brunswick and attended many Haddonfield sporting events.  Anthony was known as “Gramps” to many, and he will be missed by all who knew him.

Anthony’s family will have a Celebration of his Life at a later date. Interment, private.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Anthony may be made to VA Medical Center, 3900 Woodland Ave., Voluntary Service, Sixth floor, Room A637, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Sook Kyung Lee

Age 91 of Sewell, NJ

(nee Choi) Age 91, of Sewell, NJ, passed away on July 10, 2022 surrounded by family.  She was the beloved wife of the late Young Nam Lee; Loving mother of Dr. Hae Ran Lee (Dr. Dong Kyun Rah), Juliana Gildea, Sunny Daggan (Ralph) and Jin Lee (Sung Eun Chol); Cherished grandmother of Jessica Rah, Helen Rah, Jake Gildea, Leslie Gildea, Dr. Audrey Daggan, Tim Daggan and Maggie Daggan, Allison Lee, Kathryn Lee and Alexander Lee; Dear sister of Chang Shick Choi (Chang Suk) and Moon Ja Yoon (Dong Hee).

She graduated from Bae Hwa High School for Girls, an exclusive elite high school when girls did not receive proper education in Korea during the Japanese occupation.  She was an intellectual and strong individual who sought to instill the same qualities in her 4 children.  She ran the 7-11 convenience store on Cuthbert Blvd in Haddon Township for many years and was loved by all who knew and interacted with her.  She enjoyed sewing and crocheting and often made clothes for her children and grandchildren

Mrs. Lee’s family and friends are invited to her Viewing on Saturday, July 16th, 9:30-10:45 AM, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 2001 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ; where her Mass of Christian will follow at 11 AM.  Interment, Locustwood Memorial Park, Cherry Hill, NJ.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Mrs. Lee may be made to Cherry Hill Korean Catholic Church, c/o Kyung Sill Lee, 1911 Bustleton Road, Burlington, NJ 08106.

 

Bernard J. Gartland

Age 82 of La Quinta, CA; Formerly of Westfield, NJ

On July 10, 2022, age 82 of La Quinta, CA; formerly of Westfield, NJ. Beloved husband of Diane (Carter); Loving father of Bernard J. Gartland, Jr. (Sarah)and Kimberly Gerfen (Katie); Step-father of Lisa Emerson (Michael), Michelle Baker (Tyrone) and Ty Cesene (Kerri); Treasured grandfather of Shane, Eli, Chelsea, Cali, Olivia, Tyler (Alyssa), Hailey, Audrey, Johnny, Jeremy, Jordan and Jack; Great-grandfather of Scarlet, Ellie and Elijah; Dear brother of Noreen Schlitt and the late Mary Ann Gartland and brother-in-law of Jerry Azato.

Bernard proudly served in the US Army (Airborne) from 1961-65.  He graduated from North Carolina Central University with a Juris Doctorate Degree. He served as the Deputy Attorney General for the State of Delaware before opening his private practice and was a practicing attorney for over 40 years.  He was an avid golfer, loved boating and spending time with family and friends.  He also loved playing golf and cards with his wife, Diane.

Bernard’s family will have Services at a later date.  For updates, please check www.KainMurphy.com

John L. Sheffield

Age: 76 of Turnersville, NJ

John Lloyd Sheffield on June 25, 2022 of Washington Township. Age 76. Predeceased by his parents Blaine Sheffield and Laura Ruth Sheffield. Survived by his brother, Robert Sheffield. Devoted Uncle of Christopher Sheffield (Keara), Alexandra O’Connor (Seamus), and Eileen Wisnewski (Eric) and Great Uncle of Shay, Annabridget, Kayla, Amelia, EJ, and Frances.

John graduated from Williamstown High School in 1964 and went on to Rowan University where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education in 1970, following a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Albany in 1970. He was a dedicated teacher and principal for many years, including teaching in Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, Marlboro Mental Hospital, and Daytop Village. He passionately helped mentor many troubled youths in all of these positions.

John was a lover of animals, landscaping, and family. For many years, he was an active member of the South Jersey Ski Club with ski trips and long distance biking trips that took him all over the country and Canada. John was also a devoted Quaker who worshiped in Haddonfield Meeting for over 30 years.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Haddonfield Friends School.

No memorial service is immediately planned. The family will notify loved ones in the future when a service is scheduled.

Dr. George E. Piper

Psychiatrist, of Haddonfield, NJ, passed away unexpectedly on June 5, 2022, at the age of 77

George is survived by his loving wife, Diane.  Dear father of Lauren (Michael) Koch of Haddonfield, NJ and loving grandfather of Katie and Michael George. Predeceased by his parents George and Betty (nee Ney) Piper.  Survived by his brother Shawn (Deborah) Piper of Marmora, NJ; sister, Holly Bell of Lewistown, PA; nephews Ryan, Brandon, and Derrick Piper, and Nathan Bell; and niece, Holly Campano.

Born in McVeytown, a small town in Central Pennsylvania, George attended Rothrock High School, where he garnered local fame as a member of the Eagles 1963 PIAA Class C State Basketball Championship team.  He graduated from Davidson College in 1967, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree, and received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) in 1971.

George was the second of two psychiatrists who founded the UMDNJ-SOM Department of Psychiatry (now Rowan University-SOM Department of Psychiatry) in 1983.  As Vice-Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, George assisted the Chairman in the development of the department’s patient services and teaching programs for medical students and residents.

In 1994, George became the Assistant Dean of Graduate Medical Education at UMDNJ-SOM, and then Associate Dean, where he was responsible for postgraduate physician trainees, residency and fellowship training programs, and affiliations with primary and secondary affiliated hospital systems.  He was also responsible for organizing the UMDNJ-SOM Graduate Medical Education training system in the first accredited UMDNJ-SOM Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institution (OPTI), which received national recognition and acclaim for being the model Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institution for the country.

In 2005, George retired from UMDNJ-SOM and entered the field of private practice in Cherry Hill, NJ, where he continued to practice until his recent passing.  He was the consummate professional, who was always available for his patients.  His empathy and kindness were evident in his patient care.

George was a man of integrity. He was empathic and kind to all, including his family, friends, patients, and strangers.  He treated everyone with love, respect, and dignity.

As per his wishes, George will be returned to Jack’s Mountain close to his childhood home in McVeytown, PA, where his remains will be scattered.  Funeral services will be private.

For those who desire, contributions in George’s memory may be made to the McVeytown Presbyterian Church, 5 N. Queen Street, P.O. Box 323, McVeytown, PA  17051