Obituaries

Geraldine "Gerri" Miller

Age 84 of Somerdale, NJ

(nee Ober) Passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 24, 2024. Gerri was the devoted wife of Bill; Cherished mother of Glen (Nancy), Susan (James Wheatley) and Jeffrey; adoring grandmother of Nicholas, Laura, Christina, Lisa, James and Jeffrey, Jr. Gerri will also be sorely missed by many nieces and nephews.

Gerri was born in Osage, NJ and was 1 of 10 children. She was known as the heart of her family. She kept in close touch with all of her extended family of many nieces and nephews and their families. She loved and was loved by many lifelong friends. She never met a stranger, easily making new friends wherever she went.

As a young mother, she dedicated her time to serving the Catholic Church. She was an active member of the Alter Rosary Society and gave countless hours of help wherever she was needed. She cherished preparing and service at the Bishops dinners. Later in life, while she as retired in Naples Florida, she was very honored to be commissioned a Eucharistic Minister.

Gerri dedicated years of her life operating the family- owned Waste Services Company, Super Kwik, Inc., with her husband Bill. The Super Kwik team and associates were like family, and she remained lifelong friends with many of them.

After retiring, her passion was helping underprivileged children through Grace Place in Naples, FL. She served on the board of directors and was instrumental in the development of the new school campus. Her favorite parts of volunteering were interacting with the children after school, playing games and helping with their homework.

Gerri loved to spend time at the shore, going for boat rides and traveling to new places. She always had a positive outlook and found the silver lining in every situation. She was blessed by God in many ways and never hesitated to pass the blessings on to others. She always surrounded herself with family and friends and was known for heartfelt joy and laughter. She was also a great listener and made time to support others in need. Her love and compassion extended to animals as well. Gerri adopted many dogs and cats in her lifetime including her beloved dog, Mazie.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet Gerri’s family on Saturday, June 1st from 9-11:30am at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services 15 West End Ave. Haddonfield, NJ. Her funeral mass will immediately follow at Christ the King RC Church, 200 Windsor Ave. Haddonfield, NJ at noon. Interment at Arlington Cemetery in Pennsauken, NJ. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations in Gerri’s name may be made to Sarama Animal Rescue.

Patricia A. Walsh

Age: 99 of Voorhees, NJ

(nee Bolton) on May 20, 2024. Dear wife of the late Thomas E. Walsh; loving mother of Timothy (Theresa) Walsh of Port Charlotte, Florida, and Patricia (Bart Johnson) Walsh of Voorhees, New Jersey; beloved grandmother of Rachel Johnson-Walsh and Hannah (June Adams) Johnson-Walsh; and proud great grandmother of Cyrus Walsh-Adams. Pat was predeceased by her sister Mary Margaret Pinnick and brother Jack Bolton.

Pat spent most of her life in Michigan. She was born and grew up in Detroit and as an adult lived in Ann Arbor, Redford Township, and South Lyon. She moved to Voorhees in 2015. She worked as a secretary in various positions, including at Evergreen Village Presbyterian Church in Detroit for 20 years.

Always up for fun, Pat had a wide circle of life-long friends who met regularly and threw frequent parties with their spouses and children. Pat and Tom’s home in Redford Township was often buzzing with family, visitors, and neighbors, who were warmly welcomed to enjoy their backyard swimming pool.  In her later years, she could be counted on to engage in any game her granddaughters cooked up.

Pat played softball in a women’s league in Redford Township, and she and Tom were competitive bowlers in South Lyon. She had a wry sense of humor, which she put to use while writing a neighborhood column in a local newspaper in Redford, a role she reprised when she and Tom retired to South Lyon and she took over writing the newsletter for their senior living community. She was an avid gardener and excelled at crossword puzzles and trivia games.

Interment will be private. Charitable donations in Pat’s memory may be made to Vitality Hospice, 460 Veterans Drive, Suite C, Burlington, NJ 08016.

Deborah Ogletree Carter

Age: 72 of Cherry Hill, NJ

Debbie passed away peacefully on May 19th. She was the devoted wife for over 51 years of Kenneth B. Carter, Sr.; cherished mother of Kenneth (Amy) Carter, Jr. and Robert (Melissa) Carter; proud grandmother of Jack, Will, Lucas, Matthew, Abby and Jasen. She is also survived by her beloved twin sister Mary Ogletree (Rebecca Brown); dear sister-in-law Helen Karrick (Robert) and was the beloved aunt of Kathryn Ogletree, Robin Cox, Kimberly Seiler and David Karrick.  She was the daughter of the late James R. Ogletree and Eva H. Ogletree and was preceded in death by her beloved younger sister Eva Catherine (David) Davenport.

Debbie graduated summa cum laude from the University of Kentucky School of Music, majoring in piano performance. Her Master’s of Music was in string education, and she taught in the Lexington, KY public schools for several years. Following her husband to Tennessee and then to New Jersey, she enjoyed teaching piano, violin and viola privartely to students of all ages. She also taught at the First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield Preschool, and was a lead paralegal for Archer and Greiner, P.C. She performed as a violist with the Knoxville Symphony, the Haddonfield Symphony, and with various chamber ensembles. She sang in the Chancel Choir at First Presbyterian Church, and accompanied the youth choirs on their annual tours.

Debbie loved reading, working on family genealogy, listening to music of many genres, gardening, the beach and watching birds at her backyard feeder. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family and close friends.  She was a consummate musician and was kind, articulate, funny, and the most loving person anyone could hope to meet.

Debbie’s family and friends are invited to her service on Friday May, 24th, 11:00AM at First Presbyterian Church, Haddonfield 20 Kings Hwy., Haddonfield, NJ 08033. Interment private. Due to severe allergies no flowers will be accepted. Memorial donations in honor of Debbie may be made to: World Vision or The Parkinson’s Foundation.

Donald F. Webb, Sr.

Age 94 ~ Lifelong Haddonfield Resident

On May 4, 2024, Beloved husband of Shirely B. (nee Fry); Loving father of Donald F. Jr and the late Susan and Kimberly Webb and Cherished grandfather of Brooke (Alex) Cramer.

Don’s family and friends are invited to his Service on Friday, May 10th, 11 AM at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Wood Lane and Wayne Avenue, Haddonfield, NJ. The interment will be private.

Don embodied so many wonderful traits – he was very loving and very patient, very organized and precise and very loyal and reliable. He deeply loved his amazing wife Shirley, his children and granddaughter.

Don committed himself to many wonderful causes beyond himself, and when he got involved, you could count on him being there reliably over the years.

He was a member of the Haddonfield Volunteer Fire Department for over 50 years, and he worked tirelessly with the handyman’s group at the Lutheran Church of our Savior for nearly 20 years.

With his magical hands and mechanical mind, he was able to keep the many elements of his home running like a fine Swiss watch.  Everything worked the way it should, and every job was done the right way.

He loved his many neighbors, and without a doubt, they will carry fond memories of his tireless work around the yard keeping the lawn and sidewalks neat and pristine.

He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, friend and neighbor, and he will be missed and remembered dearly by many.

Dennis “Denny” V. Bowersfield

Age 32 formerly of Haddon Twp., NJ

On March 21, 2024, of Hammonton, NJ & Austin, TX; Beloved son of Patricia Bowersfield and Dennis Gordon; Devoted brother of Weiland Simons, Taylor Gordon, Jake Gordon and Reese Gordon; Loving grandson of Tom Bowersfield, Pat Hart and Lynn Bowersfield (Glenn Flack); Dear nephew of Tom Bowersfield, Jr., Heather Zeccola (Dan), Nicole Strassner (George), and Stephanie Hojnowski (Dave); His forever love & friend of Emma Kennedy; and also survived by many cousins, great aunts and uncles, dear friends and his amazing dog Kaia.

Denny had a beautiful soul and an enormous heart. He was a generous and loyal friend. A hard worker, he excelled at everything he was determined to achieve. He seeked out adventure and loved to travel, always searching for the perfect beach to show off his newest Hawaiian shirt. Denny was Denny, he was one-of-a-kind. With his unique personality and twisted sense of humor, he could make you laugh for hours. Those that had the joy of having him in their lives, will never fill the void he has left behind. He will be forever loved and missed dearly.

Denny’s family will receive friends & relatives on Friday, May 3rd, 10:30-11:15 AM, at St. Rose of Lima RC Church, 300 E Kings Hwy, Haddon Heights, NJ 08035; where Denny’s Memorial Mass will follow at 11:30 AM.  Interment, private.

George S. Semple, Jr.

Age: 86 of Marlton, Nj

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on April 12, 2024. George was the devoted husband of Barbara (nee Morgan); adoring father of Vickie (Jim) Melson, Susan (Frank) McCormick and George (Lucy) Semple, III; cherished grandfather of 8 (Katie Melson, Kristie Melson, Erin McCormick Kelly, Kyle McCormick, Shannon McCormick, Andrew Semple, Justin Semple and Megan Semple) and great grandfather of 6 (Campbell Leslie, Sophie Leslie, Ashley Wells, Quinn Wells, Lilah Zayas, James Kelly III).

 

George was a faithful longtime member of Haddonfield United Methodist Church. He proudly served his country in the Army as part of the 101st Airborne. 

 

During his working years he worked at RCA, was a Collingswood police officer, and a claims manager with PSE&G.

 

He was an award-winning wood carver who specialized in songbirds.

 

Relatives and friends are invited to greet George’s family on Sat. April 20th from 10-10:45am at Haddonfield United Methodist Church, 29 Warwick Rd, Haddonfield, NJ.; where his service will follow at 11am. Interment will take place at Haddonfield Methodist Cemetery in Haddonfield, NJ. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations in George’s name may be made to Haddonfield United Methodist Church at the above address or Samaritan Hospice (Samaritan Gift Processing Center, PO Box 71425, Philadelphia, PA 19176-1425).

Robert F. Horn

Age 92 of Haddonfield, NJ

Passed on March 20, 2024, Beloved husband of Jean (nee Campbell); Loving father of Eric Horn, Julie Colocci (Gilberto), Roberta Laidig (Kim) and Catharine Burgess (Stephen); Treasured grandfather of Nicolas (Georgia), Cristian and Jordan Colocci, Kyle, Quinn (Madison)Joshua Laidig and Shelby and Emma Burgess and Cherished great grandfather of Nathan and Aiden Colocci and Brooks Laidig.

Bob was raised in Collingswood and then resided in Haddonfield for over 60 years. He graduated from Rutgers University, served in the Army at White Sands, then began his career estimating and overseeing commercial construction. Eventually, he opened his own general contracting company. Bob was a very active member of Grace Episcopal Church.

He had many passions. He was an avid skier and handball player. Enjoyed traveling, antiquing, listening to jazz and classical music, woodworking and spending time in Cape May. Above all he cherished his friends and family.

Bob’s family will receive friends and relatives, 10-10:45 am, on Saturday, April 6th, at Grace Episcopal Church, 19 Kings Hwy. East, Haddonfield, NJ; where his Memorial service will follow at 11 am. Interment will be in the Church’s Memorial Garden. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Bob may be made to Episcopal Relief and Development, P.O. Box 3006, Harlan, Iowa 51593-0024, episcopalrelief.org, 855-312-4325 or Center for Family Services, 584 Benton Street, Camden, NJ 08103, centerffs.org, 856-964-1990.

Francis Robert Halsted

Age 61 of Pennsauken

On March 19, 2024, husband of the late Amy (nee Carr); Loving dad of Riley & Alannah Halsted; Beloved son of Mary & the late Francis G. Halsted; Cherished brother of James Halsted, Susan Bouton, David (Beth) Halsted & Kevin (Jennifer) Halsted; Dear step-father of Bryanna Carr & Gabryelle Carr and Treasured son-in-law of Donald & Sue Carr.  Additionally, Fran was devoted to his numerous nieces, nephews and grandchildren.

 

Fran was an avid Seahawks’ fan and he loved his job as a union painter for IUPAT Painters Local 2011 in Phila., PA as well as for a union in Maryland.  He had a big heart and would help anyone in need.  But more than anything Fran loved his family and spending time with his children.

 

Fran’s family will receive friends and relatives on Friday, March 29th, 9-10:45 AM, at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ; where his Service will follow at 11 AM. Interment, private.

Alison Novack

Age: 73 of Haddonfield, NJ

(nee Donovan): On March 14, 2024.  Alison is survived by her devoted husband Tom; her children Stacey Novack, Heather Robinson, and Brett Novack; her grandchildren Mattea Segal, Eliza Segal, Josie Robinson, and Calvin Robinson; and her brother, Dennis Donovan.

A dedicated caregiver with a love of cooking and an eye for home design, Alison devoted her life to creating a welcoming and nourishing home for her beloved family. She had a gift for bringing people together for holidays and special occasions, and was known for overflowing, delicious food spreads and festive décor.

Alison was avid reader who always had a stack of books at her nightstand, which she loved passing along to friends and family, including her oncology nurses. She loved gardening, walking on the beach, and watching the Florida sunsets.  Alison treasured her fluffy four legged babies who kept her close company and provided many hours of entertainment and joy. Along with the many special places in her heart, Alison deeply valued Pathfinder Village near Cooperstown, NY, loving home to her son Brett for the last 20 years. Above all, Alison, cherished spending time with her grandchildren, children, and her beloved husband, Tom.

Alison’s family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 20th from 4-6 pm and again on Thursday, March 21st from 10 – 10:45 am at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ; where her funeral Service will immediately follow at 11 am.  Interment will take place at Haddonfield Baptist Cemetery in Haddonfield, NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Alison may be made to Pathfinder Village ( https://pathfindervillage.org/donate )

Ethlyn “Lynne” M. McCall (nee Kolste)

Age 84 of Medford, Nj

On March 11, 2024: beloved wife for 60 years of Harry H. McCall, Loving mother of Heather (Doug) Chevalier and the late Andrew McCall, caring mother-in-law of Denise McCall; treasured grandmother of Jessica (Billy) Abildgaard, Annalise McCall, Andrew McCall, Jr., Matthew (Rachel) Chevalier, Danielle Chevalier and Hope Chevalier; Cherished great grandmother of William Abildgaard and Dear sister of Karen Corcoran, Jack Kolste and the late Bonnie Haddon.

Lynne grew up in Haddonfield and graduated from Haddonfield Memorial High School. After her marriage, she and Harry made their home in Medford where they raised their children. In their early married years, they were active in the Lakes Sports Car Club and drove in many road rallies in Lynne’s TR3. Lynne worked in medical offices as a secretary before her children were born. When her children were growing up, she worked from home doing medical transcription. She returned to medical offices after her children left the home until her retirement. Lynne loved going to the beach in the summer, and loved swimming in Mimosa Lake. She was an avid reader, loved doing crossword puzzles, and eagerly set extra places at the table whenever anyone showed up.

 Lynne’s family will receive friends and relatives on Friday, March 15, 2024, 10-11:45 AM, at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services; 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ; where Lynne’s Service will follow at 12 Noon.  Interment, private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Lynne may be made to Samaritan Hospice