Marion D. Eckhardt

Age: 101 Longtime Resident of Haddonfield

(nee Drummond) Marion, the widow of Adrian S. Eckhardt and Ensign Thomas M. Pettit U.S.N.R., passed on February 20, 2024.

She is survived by her two sons Lawrence (Annette) of Haddonfield, NJ and Kenneth (Tim Scholten) of Freeport, NY. She is the loving grandmother of Anna Eckhardt (Michael Findlay) of Brooklyn, NY, Laura (Craig) Klein of Cinnaminson, NJ and Dr. Sarah (Dr. Iain) McGraw of Glasgow Scotland and great grandmother of 4.

Marion was a graduate of Moorestown High School, class of 1940, and a longtime employee in the office of the Campbell Soup Company in Camden, NJ.

She was a veteran of World War II, having served in the USNR W.A.V.E.S. as a yeoman 3rd class.

Burial will be private at the convenience of the family with interment in the Camden County Veteran section at Harleigh Cemetery in Camden, NJ.

Patricia A. Candee

Longtime Haddonfield resident

Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on February 18th, 2024. She grew up in Burlington, New Jersey and graduated from Burlington City High School (Class of ‘65) and then from Salem College in West Virginia (Class of ’69) which is where she met her husband, Bill. They raised their three children in Haddonfield, New Jersey. For 25 years, Patricia taught 8th grade Language Arts at Haddon Heights High School. She taught creatively and with humor, and was able to connect with her students in a truly special way. She received the 1994 Governor’s Teaching Recognition Award for the Haddon Heights High School and was invited to Princeton University for the Governor’s Convocation on Teaching Excellence.

Patricia was an avid reader, cook, and baker. Her ‘monkey bread’ was legendary. She also loved to sew. After retiring from teaching, Patricia opened an Etsy shop named ‘Giggles & Toots’ where she showcased her incredible sewing skills. She sold nearly 1,000 personalized pillows, and her unique designs even caught the eye of Simplicity, a sewing pattern company, that purchased several of her patterns. But nothing brought her more pleasure than making pillows and many other special creations for her seven adoring grandchildren.

Patricia’s happy place was Surf City in Long Beach Island, NJ. She grew up spending summers in LBI with her Aunt Margie. Later, she, Bill and their children would build their dream home in the lot next to her aunt’s home. That house, filled with her children and grandchildren, brought Patricia so much joy and happiness. Summer bucket lists were always fulfilled, and countless memories of family dinners, bake-offs and dance parties were created that will never be forgotten.

Patricia is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, William E. Candee; daughter Kendra C. Damiecki (Scott) of Darnestown, MD; son William T. Candee (Emily) of New Canaan, CT; and daughter Lori C. Bush (Jamie) of Washington, DC. She was the beloved Noni of Layla & Hadley Damiecki; Cole, Amelia & Gray Candee; and Harper & Addison Bush.  Patricia was the matriarch of the family, was so loved by all that knew her, and will be greatly missed.

Patricia’s family will receive friends & relatives on Thursday evening, Feb. 29th, 6-8 pm at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ 08033 and again on Friday morning, March 1st from 10-10:45 am at the First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield 20 Kings Hwy. East, Haddonfield, NJ; where her Funeral Service will follow at 11 am. Interment at Haddonfield Baptist Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Patricia may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

Robert R. Seher

Age: 88 of Haddonfield

On February 10, 2024, formerly of Ventnor, NJ; beloved husband of 60 years of Marizita “Zita” T. (nee Hall); loving father of Jennifer Seher (Mark Gempler) of Keene, NH and Julie (Robert) Bickel of Haddonfield, NJ; treasured PopPop of Caroline Bickel, Maya Gempler, Madeline Bickel, Georgia Gempler & Brynn Bickel. Cherished brother of Chris Seher (Alrene) of Absecon, NJ and predeceased by brothers Fred (Joan), William (Kathy) and Richard (Ella May). Dear brother-in-law of John (Diane) Hall and the late William (Mary) Hall.  Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and his dog, Milo.

Son of the late Fred G. & Minnie H. (Purcell) Seher, Bob was raised in Ventnor, NJ, by his parents and his beloved aunts and uncles (Wuzzy and Russ Colman, Betty and Dick Muits, and Louise and Charles Callan) as one of the thirteen Purcell cousins. His father immigrated from Stuttgart, Germany via Ellis Island in his late teens.  Bob was very proud to have been born and raised in Ventnor, NJ.  He played basketball for the Peter S. Previti’s Independent Basketball Team in Atlantic City and went on to become captain and point guard for the Drexel Dragon’s basketball team.

He graduated from Atlantic City HS in 1953 and continued his studies at Drexel University (ROTC), where he earned his electrical engineering degree.

After graduation, he proudly served as a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army. He began his career at RCA, where he met his beloved wife. He then began working for ITE, which was acquired by Gould, which later sold their SPD Technologies unit to him and his management colleagues in a private buyout. Bob retired as Vice President of Operations for the company, which is now owned by L3.

Bob was an avid golfer and greatly enjoyed weekly pinochle games with his cousins. He liked making home movies of family events and spending time at the beach with his family. He enjoyed a good cigar (often) and adored being a PopPop. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. He loved his family, most of all.

Bob’s family will receive family & friends on Friday, February 16th, 10-10:45 AM, at Christ the King RC Church, 200 Windsor Ave., Haddonfield, NJ; where his Funeral Mass will follow at 11 AM., Interment, Locustwood Mem. Park, Cherry Hill, NJ.  Memorial contributions in honor of Bob may be made to the American Heart Association or the Voorhees Animal Orphanage.

Gail S. Hoffman

Age 93 of Cherry Hill, NJ; Formerly of Haddonfield, NJ

On Feb. 6, 2024, devoted wife of the late Ralph J., beloved mother of Pamela G. Hoffman and her husband Jan Michael Brody of Cherry Hill, NJ, and longtime companion of the late Richard M. Wilson.

Since 1955, Gail has been an active member of the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, including teaching Sunday School, Summer & weekday school release classes, helping with the Lenten Suppers and assisted with the Messenger for many years.  She was a volunteer at West Jersey Hospital (Voorhees), the LBI Historical Museum, The Friends of the Stafford Library, the Pinelands Preservation and with the Women’s Auxiliary of the JayCees of Cherry Hill as well as a member of the Venture Club of Camden County, the Delaware Twp. Jr. Women’s Club and the Cherry Hill AARP.

Gail loved the beach, especially LBI, her shore home was her “happy place” listening to the gulls and watching the water. She delighted in all the beauty of nature, the dunes, sea grasses, bay heather, and salt air in all seasons equally. But above all else her door was always open to welcome her beloved family and friends both two and four legged. Her role as a wife and mother meant the world to her. Keeping her home was a passion, all the little touches of music, flowers, art, and beautiful antiques along with her cooking and entertaining was her form of artistry and expression of love to all that entered. She was a faithful loyal friend who treasured many lifelong friendships, and she will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Gail’s family will receive friends on Friday, Feb. 16th, 10:00 to 10:45 AM at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ; where her Memorial Service will be held at 11 AM.  Interment, private. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Gail may be made to: Lutheran Church of Our Savior of Haddonfield or Alliance for a Living Ocean .

Van S. Injaian

Age: 87 of Cherry Hill

Van died peacefully at home surrounded by family on January 14, 2024. Beloved husband for 62 years of Suzanne (nee Lloyd); Loving father of Steven (Maryann) Injaian of Ventnor, NJ and Julie Fleming of Haddonfield, NJ; Dear grandfather of Joshua (Bianca) Lieberman, Alex, Jessica, Ryan and Victoria ‘Tori’ Injaian, Matthew, Cedar (Matt Beuder) and Daniel Fleming and great grandfather of Avery.

Van was born and raised in Camden and attended Woodrow Wilson High School, lettering in 3 sports.  He graduated from Villanova University in 1957 and was captain of the football team.

Van’s career was in education, eventually moving to Cherry Hill and was a Guidance Counselor at Cherry Hill HS West for 25 years.  He was head tennis coach and also an assistant coach in several sports.  He was a member of the Cam-Phi Armenian Men’s Athletic Assoc.  and cherished the lifelong friends he made there.  He was an avid tennis and golf player.

Van’s family will receive friends on Tuesday Jan. 23rd from 10-10:45 AM, at the Haddonfield United Methodist Church, 29 Warwick Rd., Haddonfield, NJ; where his Service will follow at 11 AM.  Interment for immediate family only.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Van may be made to Samaritan Hospice or Doctors without Borders.

Patricia A. Fricke

Age: 96 of Haddonfield

Patricia Ann (Pike) Fricke  January 16, 1928 – January 16, 2024 

Patricia Ann Fricke of Haddonfield, NJ passed away on January 16, 2024, her 96th birthday. She died as gracefully as she lived. She was the beloved wife of the late Roger Henry Fricke, and is survived by her four children, Jennifer Sawchuk, Todd Fricke (Debbie Morgan), Wynn Fricke (Mark Nunberg), Bryan Fricke (Rachel Weiler), eleven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Patricia was born in Chicago, IL to Frances Wynn Heile and Charles Heyfield Pike. She enjoyed a loving and adventurous childhood including summers in Wisconsin. In her early 20s she volunteered for the American Friends Service and spent considerable time in rural Mexico doing charitable work. This is where she decided her career would involve helping people. She then attended Philadelphia General Hospital’s nursing program where she was the president of the class, known for her dry sense of humor and magnetic personality. She was known as “the pioneer of matrimony” because she was the first nursing student to marry while in the program. Her loving marriage to Roger lasted 52 years until his death. In the late 1960s, they moved to their Woodland Avenue home in Haddonfield, NJ where they raised four children. It was the first house she and the realtor saw, and as soon as she stepped inside she said, “We’ll take it”. She lived in the house until her last breath, 56 years later.  She loved being a school nurse in the Camden, NJ school district for over 20 years. She had many many years of perfect attendance and retired with distinction in 1994. During her 30 years of retirement, she was surrounded by family, and cared for Roger during his final years. She loved summers at the Jersey shore, the many walks through town, dinners on Kings Highway, and shopping at the Acme.  She discovered the wonderful Tai Chi programs at the Methodist Church and Mabel Kay House and practiced for many years. She talked to her older sister Bam just about every day until Bam’s death last January.

Even when her body started to fail, she always made it to her post at the kitchen counter for 5 o’clock wine. She chopped onions and garlic, listened to the family updates with a smile, and concluded dinner with ice cream (always low calorie), with her beloved kitty on her lap. Patricia was an inspiration to her family and those who knew her. She lived a wonderful and inspiring life filled with fun, love, and kindness which we celebrate.

Memorial donations may be made in Mrs. Fricke’s name to Samaritan Hospice  or to the Camden Companions Animal Rescue (via Venmo donations @Camden-Companions.)

Services will be held at a future date, for updates please check

Franklin R. Schade

Age: 98 of Voorhees, NJ

Franklin Ross Schade passed away on January 13, 2024 while in hospice care at Lions Gate Continuing Care Community in Voorhees, NJ. He was 98 years old.

Frank was born in Toronto, Canada to Carl and Enid Schade. The second of three children, he outlived his siblings Robert and Mary Lou. The family moved to Detroit when he was a baby and then to the NY/NJ area. He attended Cranford High School, where he learned to love art and music and developed his talents in these fields. He graduated high school in 1942, and in anticipation of being drafted into World War II, spent a fifth year of high school at The Choate School.

After high school Frank spent three years in the U.S. Marine Corp as a radio operator in the South Pacific. After returning from the war, Frank studied at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art and received an art teaching degree. Rather than teaching, he pursued a career in commercial art. His working life was spent at numerous art studios and advertising agencies in NYC.

He met Rosalind (Roz) Gagliardi in college. They graduated in 1951 and were married in 1952. They raised their family in Croton-on-Hudson, Montrose, and Peekskill, NY. In 1971 they bought a summer house on Dale Island in Lake Winnipesaukee. Frank and Roz retired early, in 1985, and moved to Doylestown, PA to be closer to their children and grandchildren, spending half of each year at the Lake. They moved to Ormond Beach, FL in 1997 and then to Voorhees, NJ in 2012. Throughout their life together, Roz and Frank took on many house renovation challenges and spent thousands of hours making their homes beautiful for their family and friends to enjoy with them.

Frank had an amazing sense of humor and could make anyone feel comfortable when talking with them. He was a very talented and prolific artist and left behind many wonderful paintings and drawings. He was also a gifted musician, able to play piano by ear, and loved playing and listening to stride piano and jazz.

Frank is survived by his children Suzanne (and Dan) Gulbins, Michael (and Rachel) Schade, and four grandchildren Philip Schade (and Rachel Wiseman), Timothy Schade (and Narine Atamian), Taylor (and Rachel) Gulbins, and Baely Gulbins. Roz passed away in April 2020, of COVID.

Relatives and friends are welcome to a memorial service to celebrate the lives of Frank and Roz at 11 AM, Saturday, January 27 at the Kain Murphy Funeral Home, 15 West End Avenue, Haddonfield, NJ. Many of Frank’s paintings will be on display and available for anyone who would like to take one home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey in memory of Frank and Roz Schade.

Donald Carey

Age 79 of Ship Bottom; formerly a longtime Haddonfield resident

Flight DFCII departed this world on January 12th, 2024, dipping below the horizon and into a beautiful sunset over Long Beach Island. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, and colleague.

Born and raised in suburban Chicago, Don graduated Loyola Academy Preparatory school in 1962, then traveled east to attend Villanova University. At a mixer with the young women from nearby Chestnut Hill College, he met Frances Gercke, and asked her to dance. She would eventually become his beloved wife of 55 years. After graduation, he entered United States Marine Corps Officer Candidate School and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant, then promptly went to flight school.  He flew the Douglass A-4 Skyhawk and Northrop F-5. Years later he was tickled to see his jets cast as the “bad guy” planes in the 1986 film Top Gun, earning even greater esteem from his sons, who finally began to see the obvious truth: their dad was cool. Don eventually transitioned away from aviation into the artillery, rising to the rank of Colonel and taking command of the 3rd battalion, 14th Marine Division. In the final years of his career in the USMC he designed and taught a course in leadership to non-commissioned officers.

While on active duty in the early 70s, Don was stationed at various bases in California and the southwest United States. Somewhere between Lubbock, TX and Yuma, AZ, he and Fran were introduced to the margarita, an avocation he perfected over the next 50 years.

Following active duty, but staying current in the reserves, Don spent the majority of his corporate career as an investment banker, with stops at Merrill Lynch, Philadelphia National Bank, First Fidelity, CoreStates, PNC, and Liberty Bank and Trust. He maintained a lifelong interest in banking, economics, sales, and management. It was also at PNB where a fellow Marine proposed him for membership at the Union League of Philadelphia, an institution he was part of for the next 47 years of his life. He merged his corporate and military endeavors- chairing the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (later MC-LEF), raising millions of dollars for the education of the children of fallen Marines.

Don loved sailing. He would spend whole days aboard the family’s 16 ft Hobie Cat catamaran, sailing his family and various nieces and nephews around the bays of Long Beach Island. A day on the water (no matter the weather) was a day well spent.

Later, when he and Fran purchased their own home on Long Beach Island, the prized Hobie Cat was always primed and ready to hit the water. A perfect day was an afternoon sailing and then margaritas on the deck for sunset. Unless it was skiing in Vermont, where he, Fran and the boys would eventually spend every Christmas, New Years, and Martin Luther King weekend for decades.

Don was perpetually upbeat- always up for a party, an adventure, a debate. He loved people and ideas, and loved discussing ideas with people. He would comically but patiently explain complex subjects to children, whether the intricacies of modern GPS to teenage girls or the problem with Soviet 5-year plans to 8-year-old boys. Or the battle of Gettysburg to Fran. Whether she stayed awake or not.

He was a wonderfully encouraging father. He made his sons’ interests his own without ever overtaking them. He thought what his boys were doing, whether wrestling or soccer or film making or golf- was “neat.” An accomplished athlete himself, Don ran multiple USMC marathons, LBI 18-milers, and picked up triathlons in his 60s. He competed in multiple “tri’s” over the years. Never long off the tee- he had excellent iron work, and always enjoyed a round at Tavistock.

When they both retired, Don traveled extensively with Fran and friends, from Ireland and England to the former Soviet bloc countries of eastern Europe to South America and points in between. Don always reveled in learning the history of places and delighted in discussions of geography informing a country’s destiny.

Don is survived by his wife of 55 years, Frances, sons Don and Glen, daughters-in laws Michele and Katherine, grandsons Ryan (20), Donovan (17) and Dean (7), as well as his brother Michael and wife Lisa, and sister Cameron and her husband Mark, and by extension, the hundreds of Marines he led, molded, and mentored over the years and who continue to defend this great country.

All are invited to Don’s Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, January 18th, 10 AM, at St. Isidore Parish, Assumption Worship Site, 28 Monmouth Rd., Wrightstown, NJ 08562 and to Don’s Military interment at B.G. Wm. C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 350 Province Line Rd, Wrightstown, NJ 08562 at 11:30 AM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Don may be made to Penn Medicine Abramson Cancer Center –  and/or Samaritan Center (Hospice) –

Stephen McGuckin

Age 68 of Barrington, NJ

On December 23, 2023, Loving brother of Florence Hogan (Joseph), Mary Ellen DeCaro (Edward), Daniel (Sharon), Gregory, Theresa McGuckin, Monica Schramm (William), Michael (Rebecca); Dear brother-in-law of Mary & Karen; Beloved Uncle of numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephews.  He was pre-deceased by his parents Francis A. & Florence McGuckin and siblings: Brian, Frank, John, Joel, Mark, Susan McGuckin & Kathleen MacArthur.

Stephen was a teaching assistant in the Gloucester Twp. School district for many years.

Stephen’s burial will be private.  All are invited to the Celebration of Stephen’s Life which will be held at a later date.  Please check for updates on the Service information.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in honor of Stephen may be made to the: American Heart Association or National Lymphedema Network

Trevor S. Williams, Esq.

Age: 55 of Haddonfield, NJ

Passed away on December 20, 2023. Devoted husband of Sarah (nee Law); loving father of Graham and Jane Lynn; youngest son of Toni and the late Donald Williams, Jr; brother of Eric (Amy) Williams.

Trevor grew up in Medford Lakes, NJ and graduated from Shawnee HS in 1986. He attended Clemson University and graduated with a political science degree in 1990. During his time at Clemson, he met Sarah at Reformed University Fellowship. He went on to Emory Law School where he received his Doctor of Law.

A real estate attorney who founded the office of Trevor S. Williams, Esq. in Haddonfield where he practiced for 30 years. He enjoyed reading, playing guitar, and flying airplanes with family and friends.

Trevor’s love for God was demonstrated in worship at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Cherry Hill and in service as a deacon, elder, Sunday School teacher and Bible study leader. He was a Young Life committee member who helped start Camden County YL.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Celebration of Life service on Saturday, January 27 at 11:00 am at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 520 Kings Highway South, Cherry Hill, NJ, 08034. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations in Trevor’s name may be made to Young Life of Camden County