Obituaries

Concettina DiRocco Ruggerio

Age 86 of Haddonfield, NJ

Nee DiRocco, age 86, a long-time resident of Haddonfield, New Jersey, passed away in Haddonfield on August 17, 2018. Concettina was the beloved wife of Dr. Anthony C. Ruggerio, mother of Dr. Mark A. Ruggerio (Dr. Vanessa A. Morenzi), Bonnie J. Guistwhite, Cynthia Ruggerio (John S. Anooshian) and grandmother of Constance A. Guistwhite and Lara M. Ruggerio. She was the daughter of Guiseppina and Guiseppe DiRocco, of Camden, New Jersey, and is predeceased by her sister, Mary Villa, and her brothers, Joseph and Rocco DiRocco.

Mrs. Ruggerio, also known to many as Connie, was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden, New Jersey. She worked as a secretary/stenographer at Public Service in Camden before meeting her husband, Anthony, and moving to Haddonfield in the mid-1960s. She was an energetic, kind, and generous woman who was deeply devoted to her children and adored her two grandchildren. She was an avid dog lover, who cared for many family dogs through the years. Mrs. Ruggerio was also a gourmet cook and a wonderful hostess who always welcomed friends and neighbors into the warmth of her home of many years on Jefferson Avenue. She was and always will be a source of light and love in the lives of her family and friends.

The Family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 21, at 9:30-10:30 AM at Christ the King Roman Catholic Church, 200 Windsor Avenue, Haddonfield, NJ, 08033. Mass will follow at 10:30AM.  Interment private. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Catholic Research Hospital, Memorial ID #11369429: P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN, 38148; 1-800-822-6344.

Edward K. Garrett, III

Age 89 of Southern Pines

On August 11, 2018, Ed, age 89, beloved husband of 21 years to Nadine Crockett Garrett died peacefully in his home surrounded by his family. “Bud” is predeceased by his first wife of 41 years, Dorothy. He is survived by his three children, Susan (Randy), Don (Cheryl), and Nancy (Bernie): two stepchildren, Jeff (Heather) and Greg (Annette); 11 grandchildren, Chris (Jen), Mandy, Jen (Chris), Erika (Frank), Nathan, Jenna, Kelsey, Alexa, Justin, Derek and Josie; 5 great-grandchildren; Levi, Eden, Kolby, Kanai and Kaya; his brother, Dick (Gladys) and sister (Doris) and many loving nieces and nephews.

Ed was Division Vice President of Finance for RCA’s Solid State Division for many years. He was on the board of trustees at Raritan Valley Community College and an active member of Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Southern Pines for many years. He loved playing golf and prided himself on keeping a well-manicured lawn and garden.

Family and friends are invited to his service, Friday, August 17th, 11 AM, at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ.  Interment will be at Locustwood Cemetery. in Cherry Hill, NJ.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his honor may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Prudence Berlenbach

Age 75, of Pitman: Former longtime Haddonfield resident

(nee della Cioppa)  On August 12, 2018, age 75, of Pitman, former longtime resident of Haddonfield, NJ; Beloved mother of The Rev. Kirk T. Berlenbach (Rebekah Sassi) of Phila., PA and Mark T. Berlenbach (Susan) of Wenonah, NJ and Cherished grandmother of Zak, Marko, Nik, Ethan, Emma & Maks Berlenbach.

Prudence graduated from Haddonfield Memorial HS and Penn State Univ.  She was actively involved in Haddonfield for many years.

Prudence’s family will receive friends on Friday, August 17th, 11-11:45 am, at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church – Roxborough, 5720 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19128; where her Service will follow at 12 Noon.  Interment, private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Prudence may be made to the Church at the above address or to the Order of St. Luke’s (https://orderofstluke.org/en/)

George Francis Henderson

Age 86, Longtime Haddonfield Resident

On August 5, 2018; Age 86; Longtime Haddonfield Resident.  Survived by his twin brother of Thomas A.; 7 Nieces and 2 Nephews; several great-nieces and great-nephews.  Predeceased by parents James and Katherine (nee Sweeten), brothers James Jr. and Charles, sisters Florence and Katherine Decell.

George was a longtime member of Christ The King Church in Haddonfield, NJ.  He had a long and successful careen as VP of Under Writing for Cigna Insurance Co.

George’s family will receive friends on Thursday, Aug 9th, 10-10:45 AM at Christ The King Church, 200 Windsor Ave., Haddonfield, NJ 08033, where his Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 AM.  Interment Private.  In lieu of flowers, donations in George’s memory can be made to a charity of one’s choice. Mass Cards are especially appreciated.

Alfred C. Pfluger

Age 86 of Berlin, NJ

On August 1, 2018, Age 86, of Berlin & formerly of Atco, NJ.  Survived by his dear brother, Emil C., Jr. (Elizabeth); 1 nephew Kevin (Erica) of Philadelphia; 1 niece Karen Bicking (Donald) of Cherry Hill, 2 great nieces Tabitha & Hannah Bicking and his special friend Rose Jones of Hammonton, NJ.

Alfred’s family and friends are invited to his Celebrate his Life on Monday Evening, Monday, Aug. 6th, 7 PM, at St. James Lutheran Church, 1341 Mays Landing Rd., Folsom, NJ 08037.  Interment, private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Alfred may be made to the Church at the above address.

Donald J. Cain

Ultimate Frisbee Player, World Record Holder

Don “Sauce” Cain, 62, resident of Haddonfield, New Jersey, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2018. He is survived by his beloved wife, Valerie, and his two loving daughters, Shelby and Shannon. He is also survived by his mother, Mary; brothers, Gerald and John, and sister Dianne, as well as many nieces and nephews. Don was predeceased by his father, Francis. He was a devoted husband and father, and a friend to many.

Don was known for his vibrant personality, his love for life, and his passion for Ultimate Frisbee. He started playing Ultimate Frisbee at East Brunswick High School, then went on to Rutgers University and helped secure multiple National championships in Ultimate (1974-76). After Rutgers, Don played on various New Jersey club teams that contended at the National level. Don played many decades of summer league Ultimate Frisbee in Mercer County, NJ, and then with the Philadelphia Area Disc Alliance (PADA). Don was elected into the PADA Hall of Fame in 2016. He was still “winning the fields” with his ever present smile, story, or cold beverage.

His most notable Frisbee Disc achievement was the Maximum Time Aloft World Record of over 16 seconds which was set at a Philadelphia tournament in 1984. That record still stands today. Don also filmed two Pepsi Generation commercials using his Disc talents. The main ad was filmed in New York City in 1978 and the other was filmed in Venezuela in 1981.

Don’s early career was at Herman Miller, followed by many years in sales of radiofrequency cable connectors at M&S Electronics and RF Depot where he enjoyed interacting with customers from all over the world. Most recently, Don took joy in working and making new friends at Amazon.

Don spent many summers on LBI where he loved the ocean waves and fishing. Don lived life to the fullest, and will surely be missed.

Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation on Friday, August 24th, from 6:00-8:00 pm at Kain-Murphy Funeral Home, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, August 25th, at 11:00 am at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 204 Wayne Ave., Haddonfield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ultimatepeace.org, (Ultimate Peace Inc.,78 Crittenden Hill Road, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370) whose mission is to build bridges of friendship, trust, and leadership between youth who live in communities divided by conflict, using the values-based sport of Ultimate as its tool.

Dorothy H. Schaeffer

Of Haddonfield, NJ

(nee Dragonette), On July 21, 2018 of Haddonfield, NJ.  Beloved wife of Robert M.; Loving mother of Jennifer A.; Dear sister of the late Joan M. Dragonette and the late Joseph E. Dragonette. Survived by 10 nephews, 3 nieces and 10 cousins.

The Schaeffer family will receive friends on Friday, July 27th 10-10:45 AM at Christ The King RC Church, 200 Windsor Ave., Haddonfield, NJ 08033 where Dorothy’s Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 AM.  Interment immediately follows at Calvary Cemetery, 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.

Adelle Walton

Age 99 of Galloway, NJ

(nee Lofft) On July 18, 2018, age 99, of Galloway, NJ; formerly of Haddonfield, NJ, beloved wife of the late John H.; Loving mother of Bonnie Walton-Miller (Ralph) of Galloway, NJ and John H. Walton, Jr. (Dr. Cheryl, VMD) of Medford, NJ; Dear grandmother of James (deceased), Jonathan, Dr. Holly, PT, DPT, Midshipman Joshua, and Jessica Walton, Christie (Miller) Pontari and Dr. Sean Miller, DC; and Cherished great-grandmother of Taylor, Anthony, and Christopher.

Adelle and her future husband John (Jack) Walton both began their lives in Collingswood, NJ, brought into this world by the same physician, Dr. Madden.  Jack’s parents and Adelle’s parents were dear friends.  But when Jack was only three years old, the Waltons moved away to Pennsylvania.  Jack and Adelle did not see each other through the years, but their parents remained close.

Adelle was a graduate of the Collingswood school system and was active in the Glee and Dramatic Clubs (including lead in several productions), the Drum and Bugle Corp., Board of Control, National Honor Society, and was the School’s PTA representative.  Adelle continued her education at Drexel University and graduated with a degree in Home Economics.  In college, she joined the Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority, Drama, WYCA, and the Eta Sigma Theta                                                                                               Sorority.  She later was on the Alumni Committee, Golden Dragon Steering Committee, and Reunion Committee.

During her summers, Adelle worked as a theatre usher at The Strand in Ocean City, NJ.  Upon graduation, she spent a year as a Home Economist for the Atlantic City Electric Company, demonstrating and teaching customers how to use appliances.  Then she taught Home Economics at Collingswood Jr./Sr. High School where she was an advisor to the Junior High Drama Club and coach of the Senior High Archery team.  Later she taught Nutrition in the Nursing Department of Camden County Vocational School in Pennsauken, NJ.  She also taught Art in the Nursery School at the First Baptist Church of Collingswood.

After Jack’s service in World War II, he was set up on a blind date with Adelle by a mutual friend, Kitty Hughes.  They attended a movie and afterward had a great time dancing.  On February 7, 1948 they were married during a snow storm at the First Baptist Church of Collingswood.  They honey-mooned in Florida and took up residence in Collingswood.  In 1957, they moved to Haddon Township.  In 1976 Adelle and Jack fulfilled a dream by purchasing a summer home on a lagoon in Ocean City, New Jersey.

Adelle was a long time active member of the First Baptist Church of Collingswood.  There she was Chair of the Board of Deaconesses and Chair of many committees.  She served on the Board of Christian Education, Nursery School Board, Church Women United of Collingswood, and Partners, where she co-chaired with Jack; and served as bus trip coordinator for Senior Citizens, Coordinator of Baby Dedications, Coordinator of Evening School, Sunday School teacher, and Alpha Omega Sunday School Class President.  For 25 years Adelle and Jack performed singing, dancing, and joke telling with other members of the First Baptist Church of Collingswood.  Proceeds of the traveling “Modern Miserable Minstrels” supported a clinic in Haiti.

Adelle later became an active member of the Haddonfield United Methodist Church (HUMC).  She was a member of the Haddonfield United Methodist Women serving on the Executive Board and in the Lucy Webb Hayes Circle.  She was a member of the Koininia Sunday School Class where she and Jack served as co-presidents.  She was a member of a HUMC small group, Caring Neighbor, and the Bell Choir.  She served on the prayer chain, Shepherd’s network, World Day of Prayer, and as a Delegate for the United Methodist Convocation.  She attended THEOS, Saturday Niters, Friendly Seniors, and several Bible Studies (evenings and early mornings).  She was involved in the Confessing Movement within the HUMC and the Church Women United of Haddonfield.

Adelle was also extremely active in the community.  She served as a Gray Lady (Red Cross volunteer) at Tilton General Hospital at Fort Dix during World War II.  She was involved with developing the lunch menu for county schools while on the Camden County Extension. She served on the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers Auxiliary, as President of the Philadelphia Chapter and President of the State Auxiliary.  Adelle was a Cub Scout and Brownie leader.  She was President of the Women’s Club, New Era Club, and Haddon Fortnightly.  She served on the Haddon Township School Board of Education for nine years.  Adelle volunteered for InterFaith Caregivers and the American Heart Association.  She was a Chapter member of the Deborah Hospital Foundation that was instrumental in the creation of the Deborah Heart and Lung Center.  She was involved in the Goodwill Industries Women’s Auxiliary #2 including home tours and fashion shows.  She was a life member of the American Home Economics Association.  Adelle and Jack were members of the Ocean City Yacht Club, Ocean City Gardens Civic Association, and Presidents of the Assembly Dance (dancing being a love which began with their first date!)

Her hobbies included cooking, playing the piano, dancing, singing, decorating, drawing, painting, creating dried flower pictures, traveling, and attending both the “Ocean City Pops” and “Philly Pops”, and entertaining (such as neighborhood and family get-togethers and “Night in Venice” at the Little House on the Lagoon, where they won many awards). She loved going to the beach, swimming and boating in Ocean City.

In later years, she enjoyed Bingo, reading the newspaper and joke books, and doing word finds.

Her desire was to show the love of Jesus Christ to all people in all ways possible.

She will always be remembered for her kind heart and beautiful smile.

Mrs. Walton’s family will receive friends on Monday Evening, July 23rd, 6-8PM, at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ and on Tuesday Morning, July 24th, 10-10:45 AM, in the sanctuary of the Haddonfield United Methodist Church (HUMC), 29 Warwick Rd., Haddonfield, NJ 08033; where her service will follow at 11 AM.  Interment, Haddonfield Baptist Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Mrs. Walton may be made to the HUMC, at the above address, the Beacon Evangelical Free Church of Galloway, 420 6th Ave, Galloway NJ 08205 or the First Baptist Church of Collingswood, 23 Frazer Ave, Collingswood, NJ 08108.

Michael P. Milloy, Sr.

Age 70 of Glendora, NJ

On July 14, 2018, Loving husband of Linda (nee Harris); Devoted father of Michael Jr. (Glendora).

Michael was very involved with the Kensington Ramblers and Harrowgate Boxing Clubs, where he served as trainer, coach, time keeper and official.

The Milloy family will greet friends on Monday, July 23rd, 9:30-10:45 AM at New Beginnings Community Church, 3465 Haddonfield Rd., Pennsauken, NJ, where his funeral service will follow at 11:00 AM.  Interment 2:30 PM at Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cem., Wrightstown, NJ.

Rebecca “Becky” Elisabeth News

Age 32 of Maple Shade, NJ

On July 11, 2018; Age 32, of Maple Shade; Beloved Daughter of the late Elizabeth H. (nee Hineline) and Mark (Dianne) of Efland, NC; Loving sister of Samantha A. News (Adam Bell) of Millville, NJ; Cherished Aunt of Dashawn “Love Bucket” White and Elliott “Box of Love” Bell, Dear Granddaughter of Phyllis News.

Becky was an avid sports fan, especially devoted to the Phillies and Eagles.  She was a black belt in Karate, played basketball, baseball and bowled on a sister team with Samantha.  Becky’s was extremely family oriented, and her nephews were the loves of her life.  She also enjoyed the oddities of NJ and attending these events.

Becky’s family will receive friends on Wed., July 18th 2:00-2:45 PM at Temple Lutheran Church, 5600 North Route 130, (Corner of Merchantville Ave. &Rte. 130 N.) Pennsauken, New Jersey 08109, where her funeral service will follow at 3:00 PM.   Internment private.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Becky can be made to The Food Pantry at Temple Lutheran Church at the address above.