Passed away on February 28, 2023. Rosemary was the devoted wife of the late Francis X. Dougherty; cherished mother of Francis (Vanessa) Dougherty, Rose Ellen (Jason) Miller and Sarah Cappuccio; adoring grandmother of Frances and Thomas Miller, Patrick and Isabel Cappuccio and Ryan, Dylan and Michael Dougherty; dear sister of Kathleen McNabb and the late Joseph Chalmers. Rosemary will be sorely missed by many nieces and nephews.
Rosemary’s family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 8th from 10-10:45am at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave. Haddonfield, NJ; where her memorial service will immediately follow at 11am. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Cherry Hill. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations in Rosemary’s name may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Vincent T. McDermott, Jr., M.D.
Age: 90 of Haddon Township
On Feb. 25, 2023; Devoted Husband for 60 years of Margaret “Peggy” (nee Taylor); cherished father of Merri (Kevin) Griese, PJ McDermott, Vincent (Haidee) McDermott III, Maura McDermott, Marlene McDermott and the late Katey McDermott; adoring grandfather of Meredith (Chris) Lauber, Kevin (Courtney) Griese, Jr., Connor Glennon, Katey Griese, Marina Glennon, Nick Griese, Maggie McDermott, Hunter Vincent McDermott, and Taylor McDermott. Great-grandfather of Max and Teddy Vincent Lauber; dear brother of Mimi Keeley, Morrie Keeler and Kathleen Strott. Uncle Vincent to nieces and nephews too many to count.
Dr. McDermott graduated from St. Joseph’s University, continued on to Thomas Jefferson Medical School, and completed his residency at St. Michael’s Hospital in Newark, NJ, where he met Peggy. His medical career spanned 5 decades at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden. He also cared for folks at St. Mary’s Nursing Home in Cherry Hill, NJ, was the official doctor for Campbell’s Soup Co. and was one of last physicians to make house calls – where he would occasionally be paid in peppers, corn, tomatoes and crabs. He served on the medical board of HQSI since 1987, and remained active into this year. In retirement, Vince volunteered his time and knowledge at Project Hope, Community Health Practice and Guadalupe Family Services, all in Camden. Vince was one of the founders of St. John of God Community Services in Westville, NJ. The ultimate “anything for the family” man, he spent summers announcing for Saturday morning swim meets and winters on the ski slopes. For the last 25 years, he loved people-watching from his deck in Sea Isle City. He traveled with Peggy extensively, visiting every continent. While Dr. McDermott took the care of his patients very seriously, he loved making people laugh. Well known for arriving to any celebration in costume, he was the life of every party.
Dr. McDermott’s family will receive friends and family on Thursday, March 2nd from 5-8pm, at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave. Haddonfield, NJ 08033. All are invited to his Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, March 3rd at 11am at Christ the King R.C. Church, 200 Windsor Ave., Haddonfield, NJ 08033. Interment, New Saint Mary’s Cem., Bellmawr, NJ. In lieu of flowers, contributions in honor of Dr. McDermott may be made to St. Joseph’s University ~ Class of 1954 Scholarship, 5600 City Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19131 or Holy Name School. Please make checks out to Holy Name School, Attn: Mrs. Kent, 700 N. 5th Street Camden, NJ 08102.
Carol Lynn Hoeberg
Age 82 of Haddonfield, NJ
(nee Foulks) On February 18, 2023, age 82, Beloved wife of William A.; Loving mother of Jennifer DellaValle (David) of Haddon Twp. and Pamela Powers of Haddonfield; Cherished MomMom of Nicholas DellaValle, Riley Powers and Laura Powers and former mother-in-law of Jack Powers.
Carol moved to Haddonfield in her youth, graduated from HMHS and from Waynesburg Univ. with a degree in Education. She taught 2nd grade in the Cherry Hill school system until having children. Once her children were in school themselves, she began teaching again. She was with the Anita Metzger Pre-school for 10 years and then was hired as a Kindergarten teacher in Camden City’s Cramer Hill Elementary School. Carol was a longtime Girl Scout Leader for a Troop at Cramer Hill Elementary. She was also active at Erlton Swim Club and Swim Team. Carol enjoyed needlepoint, reading, teaching children to read, traveling, friends and most importantly her grandchildren. She helped watch them when they were younger, attended soccer tournaments, swim meets, school trips and just enjoyed spending time with Nick, Riley and Laura.
Carol’s family will receive friends on Saturday, March 4th, 10:30-11:15 AM, at the First Baptist Church of Haddonfield, NJ 08033; where her Memorial Service will follow at 11:30 AM. Interment, private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in honor of Carol may be made at the above address to the Church, where Carol was a longtime active member, serving on Boards and passionately supporting the food pantry.
Myles Coverdale Walker
Age 87 of Collingswood, NJ ~ Formerly a longtime resident of Medford Lakes
On Feb. 11, 2023, age 87, beloved husband of Sarah Frances (nee Malcom); loving father of Pamela Brant (Steve) of Mt. Laurel, NJ, Gwynn DiPilla (Steven) of Haddonfield, NJ and Malcolm Walker (Bianca), and cherished grandfather of Annelies, Dean, Edwin and Danica Walker, Sarah (Ryan) Schradin, Stephanie (Jason) Simmons, Ryland (Jenelle) DiPilla and Aaron DiPilla.
Myles was a longtime member of the Christian Science Church of Haddonfield and had a passion for antique cars. He restored and collected them, as well as judged numerous car shows throughout the US.
Myles’ family and friends are invited to his Memorial Service on Saturday, Feb. 25th, 11 AM at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ 08033. Interment will be at the Haddonfield Baptist Cemetery.
Age 86 of Haddonfield, NJ
On February 12, 2023, after a lengthy illness; Devoted wife of the late Daniel Dalzell; cherished mother of Elizabeth (Ken Kramer) Dalzell & David (Michelle Plochere) Dalzell; adoring grandmother of Liesl, Hattie, Imogen & Gustave; dear sister of Thomas (Nancy) Rocereto.
Born and raised in Scranton, PA, Jolyne was a graduate of Trinity College, DC. She was an elementary school teacher in Cherry Hill before marrying and settling in Haddonfield where she lived for over 50 years as an active member of the community. She served on the Board of Education and was involved in many local groups and organizations including: Haddon Fortnightly, The Gourmet Club, The Questers, and The Haddonfield Garden Club. For many years she was the owner of The Children’s Shop, later taught ESL, and worked at the Rosenbach Museum in Philadelphia as Director of Visitor Services. She enjoyed theater, playing bridge, tennis, travel, and soft-shell crabs.
Jolyne’s family will receive friends on Thursday, February 23 from 4:00 PM – 7 PM at the Dalzell Home. A memorial mass will be celebrated at Old St. Joseph’s Church, 321 Willings Alley Philadelphia, PA on Friday, February 24 at 10:00 AM. For St. Joe’s parking information please click here.
Rita L. Bott (nee Myers) born in Camden, NJ. A long-time Haddonfield resident, passed away at her home on Feb. 13, 2023, with her family by her side. Now she is at peace with her Lord.
Rita is survived by Lew, her loving husband of 64 years; her cherished children Suzanne Waltimyer of Haddonfield and David Bott of Haddon Heights; her dear sister Kay Cauley of Ocean City, her adoring grandchildren Ryan and Tyler Waltimyer and Brandon Bott. She will also be sorely missed by many nieces, nephews and friends.
Rita was a 1953 graduate of Haddon Heights High School, where she and Lew were high school sweethearts. After graduation she worked as a secretary at Campbell Soup, general offices in Camden. While raising her family, she was an active home room mother at the Elizabeth Haddon School for several years. She completed her working career as a Program Coordinator at Rutgers University Camden Psychology Department, retiring in 1998. She and Lew vacationed frequently in Mexico (her favorite was Puerto Vallarta), also on the West Coast, as well as weekends at their Pocono home.
Rita’s family will receive friends on Saturday, February 18th at 11-11:45am at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave. Haddonfield, NJ 08033; where her funeral services will immediately follow at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations in Rita’s name may be made to Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice Mt. Laurel, NJ.
Meghan C. Ranalli
Age 30 of Haddonfield, NJ
Passed away on February 2, 2023. Meghan was the cherished daughter of Philip and Joanne (nee Tedeschi) Ranalli, Jr.; loving sister of Michael and Eric Ranalli; cherished granddaughter of Philip (Carol) Ranalli, Sr. (and the late Nancy Ranalli) and Reginald (the late Joann) Tedeschi. Meghan will also be sorely missed by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Meghan’s family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 8th from 9:30 – 10:45am at Christ the King Church, 200 Windsor Ave. Haddonfield, NJ where her mass of Christian burial will immediately follow at 11am. Interment will take place at New Saint Mary’s Cemetery, 515 W Browning Rd, Bellmawr, NJ 08031. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations in Meghan’s name may be made to the 5P Minus Society.
Foster Coffman Ergood, Esq.
Age 80 of Cherry Hill & Formerly of Haddonfield
Foster went home to be with the Lord on Feb. 1, 2023, just 43 days after Diana, his beloved high school sweetheart and devoted wife of 58 years, was called to Heaven. What a joyous reunion!
He spent his early years in Haddon Heights, as one of three sons and a daughter of the late Russell M. Ergood Jr. and Katherine (Kitty) Ergood. He is the younger brother of the late Russell M. Ergood III and the older brother of the late Laura Elizabeth and R. Laurence (Barbara). He grew from a firm foundation of Christian faith, and recalled each day as he left the house, his faithful mom would say, “Foster, remember your 5 G’s –God is good; He guides, guards and governs.” He lived by these words.
The family moved to Haddonfield in 1955. At Haddonfield Memorial High School, Foster became class President and achieved varsity letters for every year he played in football, basketball, and golf. He led the Golf Team, as Captain, to win the State Championship. He also finished second in the state, individually. As quarterback, Foster led his football team to many victories. He was also the point guard on the basketball team and held scoring records at the time. Though a fierce competitor; his faith kept him humble, grounded and a true gentleman. He has been inducted into the Hall of Fame at the high school for all three sports. A football injury prevented him from playing at the collegiate level. But, of all these achievements, the finest one was finding his future wife, Diana Douglass, in Driver’s Education class. They had a storybook beginning; Foster, being Captain and quarterback of the football team and Diana, being a very sweet and lovely homecoming Queen. Though they both had stunning outward appearances and many achievements, their common faith and beliefs are what made them even more beautiful. They graduated in the Class of ‘60.
In his next chapter, Foster focused on academics. He achieved a Bachelor of Arts at Duke University, Class of 1964. There, he played on the intramural golf club team and was a brother in the Kappa Sig Fraternity. He developed many lifetime relationships at Duke. He then completed his Juris Doctorate at Rutgers University Law School.
Foster and Diana married in 1964 and lived in Cherry Hill for over 55 years. They raised a beautiful, loving family of three children, Laura L. (Charlie) Ergood-Brown, Douglass F. (Danielle) Ergood, and Tara D. (Jack) Butz. Foster was an adoring grandfather to his eight grandchildren, Devyn, Blair, Shane, Joseph, Douglass Jr, Julia, Tyler, and Brooke. He will also be missed by his brother R. Laurence (Barbara) Ergood and numerous nieces and nephews, who loved their Uncle Fos. Lastly, he will be missed by his sister-in-law, Judith (Keith) Everett, many cousins, and dear friends.
Foster was a trailblazing attorney; he was fearless in the courtroom while representing his clients. He always said he loved fighting for the little guy. Starting a private practice in Haddonfield, he was true to his faith and sought righteousness, justice, and truth. One of his legal accomplishments was being involved in the appellate decision which set forth new rules in the service of process in NJ. He was also one of the first NJ attorneys to litigate Asbestosis claims in the state on behalf of injured plaintiffs.
Since a young boy, Foster was also a long-time member of Tavistock Country Club in Haddonfield, NJ. He played on the golf team for many years. There, he charitably served on the Board of Governors in many roles; the last being Membership Chairman. He enjoyed playing the back 9 with his son, Doug, after work. He also loved to entertain his wife, children, and grandchildren at the club for dinners, holidays, and club functions. He hosted two weddings at the club.
Foster was a one-of-a-kind, loving husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin, poppi, and friend. He was quick-witted, funny, a real chatterbox, and had a mind like a steel trap! He loved his cars and driving fast. One of his cars was a Burt Reynold’s signature edition Trans Am “Bandit.” He enjoyed traveling with his family and friends over the years. He was truly loved, admired, and adored by all.
Foster and Diana most loved spending time together supporting their children’s and their grandchildren’s numerous sporting events and activities over the many, many years. His grandchildren held such a special place in his heart. He loved conversing with them in person or on the phone. He would often text them on his FLIP phone using all capital letters!
Diana and Foster both battled health issues in the latter years of their lives. His relationship with the Lord gave him the strength to battle his own illnesses and to stay alive and care for his beloved wife to the very end.
Foster’s family will receive friends for a viewing on Friday, February 10th from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Avenue, Haddonfield, NJ 08033. On Saturday, February 11th, the funeral service will be held at 11am at Trinity Presbyterian Church (USA) 499 Route 70 East, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034.
On January 18, 2023, age 62, formerly of Gibbsboro, NJ; Beloved son of Margaret “Peggy” & the late Joseph B. Hartmann; Loving brother of Edward (Teresa) Hartmann & Kimberly (Eric) Lindemuth and Dear Uncle to several nieces and nephew.
Joey graduated from Eastern Regional High School in 1978 and Lafayette College in 1982. He enjoyed athletics and played Baseball in College. He worked in the insurance industry as a claim adjuster. For many years and had his own insurance adjustment company. He retired from the insurance industry to help take care of his parents.
Joe’s family invites everyone to his Celebration of Life on Sunday January 29, 2023 from 1 -5 PM, at Square Circle Sportsmen Club, 97 Clementon Rd W, Gibbsboro, NJ 08026. Interment, private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Joe may be made to the LOCAL PBA 30 or Stratford Ambulance 315 Union Avenue Stratford, NJ 08084.
Carl E. Nieukirk
Age: 88 of Marlton, NJ
Carl E. Nieukirk of Marlton, NJ passed away on January 16, 2023, at the age of 88. Carl is survived by his wife of 66 years, Elaine, and daughters Sharon (Ted DeWitt) Nieukirk, Barbara (John) Watkin, Carol Nieukirk, and grandchildren John Watkin, Benjamin Watkin, and Natalie DeWitt.
Carl grew up on a farm in Greenwich, NJ then began his career with Sun Oil Company training new managers. In 1957 he moved to Haddonfield and opened Carl’s Sunoco, the longest continually operating service station in town. He was a resident of Haddonfield for more than 40 years where he raised his family, was an active member of the First Baptist Church, and president two different times of the Haddonfield Lions Club. In his retirement, Carl enjoyed golf, travel, and spending winters on the gulf coast of Florida. He loved his family, Haddonfield, and sports, especially all the Philadelphia teams.
Carl’s family will receive friends on Saturday, January 28th from 10-11:30 am at the First Baptist Church of Haddonfield, 124 Kings Highway East Haddonfield, NJ 08033; where a Lions Club service will occur at 11:45 am, and the religious services will follow. Interment, Baptist Cemetery, Haddonfield, NJ. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations in Carl’s name may be made to the First Baptist Church of Haddonfield at the above address. In the memo line, write “Cemetery” or “Church” depending on where you would like your contribution directed.