Obituaries

Robert D. Hubbard

Age: 94 of Haddonfield, NJ

Robert Duncan Hubbard

On October 7, 2022, Robert Duncan Hubbard of Haddonfield passed away peacefully at the age of 94. He was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Nancy, and son, Robert A., and is survived by his daughter, Barbara Reynolds (Samuel), and daughter-in-law, Michele Hubbard.

Bob was a lifetime Haddonfield resident.  A 1946 graduate of Haddonfield Memorial High School, Bob attended Rutgers University, playing football and lacrosse, and graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1950.

Following college, Bob was stationed with the United States Air Force at Loring Air Force Base in Maine during the Korean War. Trained as a pilot, he flew P-51s as part of the Strategic Air Defense Command for the Atlantic.

Returning to Haddonfield upon his discharge from the service, Bob was employed as a sales engineer for the Warren Webster Company in Camden, and then as a sales and product design engineer for ITT Nesbitt in Philadelphia. In 1972, Bob established his consulting engineering firm, Robert D. Hubbard Consulting Engineers Inc., located on Tanner Street in Haddonfield. For over 40 years he provided mechanical and electrical engineering services to clients, mentored college engineering co-op students, and retired in 2016.  He held two patents on liquefied propane air blender plants and was licensed as a professional engineer in eight states.

Bob was a long time member of the First Baptist Church of Haddonfield, and served for many years as Property Chairman of the Buildings and Grounds Committee. Other volunteer activities included the participation with the local, national, and international YMCA organization, Haddonfield Y’s Men’s Club, and board member of the YMCA Camp Ockanickon; past president and sergeant-at-arms of the Haddonfield Rotary Club; board member of Cooper Hospital; member of the Delaware and Susquehanna Model Railroading Club and the National Model Railroading Association.

Bob enjoyed working on his Bangor & Navesink model railroad and hosting an annual open house; flying his Cessna 182; fly fishing and camping yearly with his lifetime friends in Presque Isle, Maine, and spending time and sharing stories with family and friends.

Interment will be held on Friday, October 14th, 2:30 PM, at the Haddonfield Baptist Cemetery, 402 E. Kings Highway, Haddonfield, NJ.  Bob’s family will receive friends on Saturday, October 15th, 9:30-10:15 AM, Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Avenue, Haddonfield, NJ; where his funeral service will follow at 10:30am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Bob may be made to the First Baptist Church of Haddonfield, 124 Kings Highway E., Haddonfield, NJ 08033, and the Rotary Foundation of Haddonfield, PO Box 383, Haddonfield, NJ 08033.

Ada S. Foulkes

Age: 98 of Medford Leas, NJ

(nee Shivers)  On Oct. 6, 2022, age 98, former longtime resident of Collingswood, NJ; wife of the late R. Earl Fagin and the late John L. Foulkes; Beloved mother of Diane F. Cheeseman (Bill) of Leonardtown, MD and Kenneth R. Fagin (Debbie) of Collingswood, NJ; Loving grandmother of Jennifer Trost (Tom), Eric Fagin (Jennifer) and Scott Fagin (Melissa); great grandmother of Tyler Trost, Evan Trost, Connor Fagin, Christian Fagin, and Eliana Fagin and dear sister of Marietta (John) Brownell.

Ada will also be sorely missed by many extended family members and friends.

Ada graduated, from Glassboro State Teachers College (Rowan) in 1946 and began her career as an Elementary School Teacher in Cherry Hill (’46-50) before moving to the Collingswood’s Zane North School; where she taught for over 30 years, retiring in 1986.  She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Haddonfield, the Haddonfield Chapter of the D.A.R., the Nat’l Education Assoc. and a lifetime member of the NJEA.  Ada was also very involved with Haddon Grange #38, Camden County Pomona Grange, NJ State & Nat’l Grange.

Ada’s family will hold a graveside service at a later date. For updates, please check here: www.kainmurphy.com/obituaries

In lieu of flowers, Ada requested donations in her honor be made to her church (www.firstbaptisthaddonfield.org),  the Haddonfield D.A.R, c/o Terry Brasko, 26 Stiles Avenue, Maple Shade, NJ  08052-2633, or to the Arthritis Foundation.

Neva D. Bosch

Age: 86 of Haddonfield, NJ

Neva D. Bosch (nee Carlton) passed away on September 25, 2022. Neva was the wife of the late Joseph W.; Beloved mother of Joseph C. (Rose) Bosch of Riverside, NJ, Teresa L. Bosch of Audubon, NJ, and Laurie (Darren) MacLaughlin of Englewood, CO and Loving Grandmother of Katelyn Bosch, Nicholas and Laura Trainor and Ellie, Logan and Brynn MacLaughlin.

Neva was born and raised in Baytown, Texas by her parents Maida and Cleve Carlton. Her daddy taught her to drive at the age of 12 on country roads and her mother began teaching her basic sewing. Church was very much a part of her family life.

During her high school years, she acquired secretarial skills that eventually would lead her to become employed at Uncle Ben’s Rice Company, doctor’s offices, and eventually United Rubber and Tire Company. It was here she met the love of her life, Joseph. They met in March of 1958 and were married on May 17, 1958. Their future brought them to Joseph’s hometown, Haddonfield, NJ, where they raised three children. Together they enjoyed family life and extensive traveling.

Neva was a long-time faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield, a member of the Presbyterian Woman’s group, and a circle leader. She was recognized with an Honorary Life Membership of the Presbyterian Women in 2018 for her faithful service. Neva was also a representative of Urban Promise, a program supported through the church, that provides educational and leadership opportunities to the youth in Camden. She would often visit Urban Promise to meet with the Church’s selected scholarship student and bring updates on progress to the Presbyterian Women to ensure the student’s success.

Another church project that Neva was actively involved in was providing bags of personal supplies to migrant workers. She with other women of the church sewed bags, filled them with needed supplies, and delivered them to the supporting school district for distribution to migrant children in need.

Neva was a long-time expert quilter, designing and sewing beautiful quilts that she generously shared with family and friends. Many of her quilts found their way to children in need of warmth and comfort.

Neva’s family will receive friends on Friday, October 21, 2022, from 10:00 to 10:45 am in the Sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church, 20 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033; where her Memorial Service will follow at 11:00 am. Interment will be private. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Neva may be made to Urban Promise, P.O. Box 1479, Camden, NJ 08105.

Colin Marsh Fleming

Age 80 of Haddonfield, NJ

On August 31, 2022, Colin Marsh Fleming, age 80, of Haddonfield NJ, passed away peacefully in his sleep with family all around, and joined his beloved wife of 55 years Susan S. Fleming. A compassionate and charismatic father of Colleen Fleming of Collingwood and Matthew (Elizabeth) Fleming of Haddon Heights grandfather of Olivia Marie and Stone Xavier. He will always be remembered for his wit and everlasting empathy toward his loved ones.

Colin’s family will hold funeral services on Saturday, September 17th, 2022 at Grace Church of Haddonfield, 19 Kings Hwy E, Haddonfield, NJ 08033. The viewing will be held from 1-1:45 pm followed by his funeral service at 2:00 PM.  Interment is at Haddonfield Baptist Cemetery. Flowers may be sent to the church by 12n or donations may be made in memory of Colin to the https://warriorcanineconnection.org/get-involved/donate.

Lourdes “Lula” Almenara (Donnelly)

Age 61 of Cherry Hill, NJ

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On Sept. 10, 2022, age 61 of Cherry Hill, NJ; formerly of FL & Sicklerville, NJ; Beloved mother of Christopher Donnelly (Joshua Evans) of Haddon Twp., NJ & Kevin Donnelly (Heather) of Boston, MA, Dear sister of Jaime Almenara, predeceased by her father Jorge Almenara and mother Margarita Bartra. She will also be missed by her many family members around the world.

Lourdes was a caring mother, sister, and friend. She left this world after battling ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).

After graduating from high school in Lima, Peru, she moved to the United States. With stops in Virginia and New York, she later settled in South Jersey where she began her family.

Lula worked in the financial industry for about 40 years. She loved gardening, music, dancing, traveling, skiing, and the beach. She adored her animals, especially her cat companion Ally, which she rescued two years ago. She was dedicated to helping others as much as she could, including volunteering with many organizations. As strong as her work ethic was, her love and devotion to her children was unparalleled.

Lourdes’ family will receive friends on Monday, September 19th,  10-10:45 AM at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ; where her Service will follow at 11 AM.  Interment, private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Lourdes may be made to the Voorhees Animal Orphanage, 419 Cooper Rd., Voorhees, NJ 08043 (www.vaonj.org) or to the I Am ALS organization (iamals.org).
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El 10 de septiembre de 2022, 61 años de edad de Cherry Hill, NJ; anteriormente de FL y Sicklerville, NJ; Amada madre de Christopher Donnelly (Joshua Evans) de Haddon Twp., NJ y Kevin Donnelly (Heather) de Boston, MA, querida hermana de Jaime Almenara, fallecida antes que su padre Jorge Almenara y su madre Margarita Bartra. También será extrañada por muchos miembros de su familia en todo el mundo.

Lourdes fue una madre cariñosa, hermana y amiga. Dejó este mundo después de luchar contra la ELA (enfermedad de Lou Gehrig).

Después de graduarse de la escuela secundaria en Lima, Perú, se mudó a los Estados Unidos. Con paradas en Virginia y Nueva York, más tarde se instaló en el sur de Jersey, donde comenzó su familia.

Lula trabajó en la industria financiera durante unos 40 años. Le encantaba la jardinería, la música, bailar, viajar, esquiar y la playa. Adoraba a sus animales, especialmente a su compañero gato Ally, al que rescató hace dos años. Se dedicó a ayudar a los demás tanto como pudo, incluso como voluntaria en muchas organizaciones. A pesar de lo fuerte que era su ética de trabajo, su amor y devoción por sus hijos no tenían paralelo.

La familia de Lourdes recibirá a sus amigos el lunes 19 de septiembre de 10:00 a 10:45 a. m. en Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ; donde seguirá su Servicio a las 11 AM. Entierro, privado. En lugar de flores, se pueden hacer donaciones conmemorativas en honor a Lourdes al orfanato de animales Voorhees, 419 Cooper Rd., Voorhees, NJ 08043 (www.vaonj.org) o a la organización I Am ALS (iamals.org).

 

Elinor S. Scull

Age: 98 of Medford, NJ

ELINOR STILES SCULL, 1924-2022

On September 7, 2022, Elinor Scull (nee Stiles) of Medford Leas passed away peacefully at the age of 98 after a wonderful life of family, friends and adventure. She was predeceased by her husband, William E. Scull, Jr. and is survived by her two married children Bill Scull (Katie) and Sandy Plunkett (Larry) and her dear sister-in-law Barbara Stiles. She was blessed with 3 grandchildren: Melissa Plunkett Flynn (Ryan), Kevin Plunkett (Meredith) and Tyler Scull, as well as 5 great grandchildren (Caroline, Anna, Vivienne, Elise and William.) Her family was the light of her life and they spent many happy times together.

Elinor grew up in the Haddonfield, NJ, area where she graduated from Haddonfield High School, attended Peirce Business School and worked as a legal secretary for many years.  She met her dear husband, Bill Scull, an RCA engineer, through their involvement in the First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield where they remained active throughout their lives. They were married in Haddonfield in 1948 and celebrated 60 happy years in 2008 with a large gathering of family and friends. Sadly, Bill’s health deteriorated after that and he passed away in 2014 from Parkinson’s.

Besides her warm family circle, the hallmarks of Elinor’s life were the deep friendships she made through her activities and involvements, which included avidly playing bridge, leading community service projects, and nurturing lifelong ties with her bridesmaids and sorority sisters (the Sigma Dittos”).

Two great adventures came to define much of Elinor’s life with her beloved husband Bill. The first adventure was spending several years during the sixties on Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands for Bill’s RCA work that focused on radar design, testing and deployment. Life in the tropical Pacific was a joy, enabling them to form deep, life-long friendships as well facilitating major travel opportunities to Hawaii, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Europe and a daring, whirlwind around-the-world trip.

The second great adventure was spending 18 years post-retirement as motorhome travelers. They drove an ever-larger series of motorhomes (all named “Scullduggery”) criss-crossing all 48 US states, putting countless miles behind them (200,000? 500,000? 1,000,000? who knows?) Again, this life enabled the development of friendships far and wide as they attended motorhome rallies as well as letting them visit family and the dear friends they had made along the way.

Elinor and Bill lived in Haddonfield and later in Cherry Hill when they weren’t on their great adventures. Around 2000, they moved to Lumberton Leas along with Elinor’s sister, Helen Peterson (Robert), as well as her brother, Albert Stiles (Barbara). These close family ties formed an ever-expanding extended family of children, in-laws, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many “grands.”  Later, when Elinor and Bill’s needs changed, they moved to Medford Leas. Amazingly, Elinor was able to live in an independent-living apartment at Medford Leas until the last 18 months of her life. She and her family were always grateful for the devoted service and compassionate care provided by the staff of Medford Leas.

There will be a private interment for Mrs. Scull in the Garden at the First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield, 20 Kings Hwy. E., Haddonfield, NJ 08033.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Elinor’s church at the above address.

 

Franklin S. Wezner

Age: 95 of Haddonfield, NJ

Passed away on September 6, 2022. Franklin was the devoted husband of Dolores (nee Johns) for 71 years; cherished father of Maureen (Phil Quay) Barber, the late Dianne Wezner, Franklin Wezner, Jr., Denise (Pete) Giorgianni, Bryant Wezner, Richard (Felicia) Wezner and Marc (Wendy) Wezner; adoring grandfather of 12 and great- grandfather of 7.

Frank was an engineer for over 40 years for RCA designing and holding the patent for the parabolic antenna that NASA used on all its Apollo Moon Missions. In fact,  one of Frank’s antennas is still on the moon.

Frank was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield. The Church owned house on 20 Chestnut Street was unanimously voted to be named the “Wezner House” in honor of Frank’s devoted volunteer work as long-term chairman of the church’s Buildings and Grounds Committee.

Frank proudly served in the Army during World War II and was a Mason at Haddonfield Lodge #15.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the Wezner family on Monday, September 12th at 10am at the First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield, 20 Kings Hwy E, Haddonfield, NJ; where Frank’s funeral service will immediately follow at 11am. Interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery in Cherry Hill, NJ. In lieu of flowers charitable donations in Frank’s name may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society  or to a charity of your choice.

Lois Monie LeBlanc

Age 84 ~ Longtime resident of Haddonfield, NJ

(nee Oswald)  On April 29, 2022, age 84, longtime Haddonfield resident, wife of the late Eugene G.; Beloved sister of Marilyn Scharfenberg of Tinton Falls, NJ & the late William H. Oswald, Jr.; sister-in-law of the late Georgie LeBlanc-Meredith; Cherished aunt of Helen Jane Dominy of Moorestown, NJ, William Peter Scharfenberg of Colts Neck, NJ, William Oswald of Orlando, FL, Anne Wingrad & Spencer Meredith and Treasured great-aunt of  Robert Dominy III, Sophia Mina Scharfenberg, Sarah Jane Scharfenberg and Maximillian W. Scharfenberg.

Lois graduated from Syracuse Univ. with a BA in Elementary Education and received her Master’s degree in Speech from Glassboro State Teachers College.  She was a Second Grade Teacher for 23 years.  Additionally, she was active in her community as a member of the Haddonfield Garden Club, The Haddon Fortnightly, the Questers and the Haddonfield United Methodist Church (HUMC).

Her family will hold a Private Remembrance Service for Lois at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Lois may be made to HUMC, 29 Warwick rd., Haddonfield, NJ 08033 (www.haddonfieldumc.org/give) or to Ranch Hope, PO Box 325, Alloway, NJ 08001 (www.RanchHope.org)

Major Joseph L. Welsh

Age: 91 of Cherry Hill

On August 21, 2022, Age 91; of Cherry Hill, NJ; former 30 yr. Resident of Haddonfield, NJ Beloved husband of Joan C. (nee McCrosson); Devoted father of Donna Welsh Johnson (Kevin) of Media, PA and Christine Welsh Buchanan (Gilbert) of Berlin, NJ; Cherished grandfather of Kevin & Stephen Johnson and Matthew & Tyler Buchanan.

Joseph is a former longtime Haddonfield resident.  He was a fighter pilot during the Vietnam War, and retired as an US Air Force Major, after serving 20 years.   After his military career, Joseph began a new career as an American Airlines Pilot, earning the rank of Captain.  He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Joseph’s family will receive friends on Wednesday, Aug. 24th, at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ from 9-10:30am.  All are invited to his Mass of Christian Burial at Christ the King R.C. Church, 200 Windsor Ave., Haddonfield, NJ 08033 at 11 AM; Interment will be held at 1:30 PM at B.G. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 350 Province line Road Wrightstown, NJ 08562.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Joseph may be made to Christ the King R.C. Church at the above address.

Donald C. Keir, Jr.

Age: 79 of Haddonfield

On Aug.20, 2022, age 79 of Haddonfield, NJ; Beloved husband of Blanche (nee Gariffo); Loving father of Christine (James) Rowlands and Darren (Terry)Keir and Cherished grandfather of Emma Rowlands, Sofia & Cameron Keir.

Don was a System Programmer for Campbell Soup Company, Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company and Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia.  Outside of the office, he loved hiking, fishing, tennis, traveling and the beach. Don enjoyed sharing good food, wine and fine scotch with his friends and family and always tried to find humor in the world and the good in people. He enjoyed living life to the fullest and loved to make his family laugh. He could also wrap a gift like no other.  Don was an accomplished jazz musician, playing Saxophone & Clarinet in area clubs.

Don’s family will receive friends on Thursday, Aug. 25th, 11 am to 12:30 pm at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ 08033.  Interment, private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Don may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.