Obituaries

Andrew “Andy” Dutton Levering

Age 69, of Massachusetts, former longtime Haddonfield resident

Andrew “Andy” Dutton Levering, 69 years old, passed away on Monday evening, September 28th, 2020 due to complications of Parkinson’s disease.

Andy was born to the late James and Pauline Levering. He graduated from Haddonfield High School in 1969 as the Senior Class President and went on to attend Dickinson College, where he was a proud member of the “White Hat Society.” Andy lived most of his life in Haddonfield, then at Uxbridge in Cherry Hill, until this past July, when he moved up to Massachusetts to be closer to his grandkids.

Andy is survived by his son Jeff Levering and wife Erin (Jameson, Farrin, and Rosaleen); his son Scott Levering; his sister Robin Wright and her husband Bill (Michelle Piotrowski and Gregory Wright); his sister-in-law Karen Levering and Dave Mathers (Jeniffer Galvin, Katie Sears, and Ben Levering). He was predeceased by his brother John “Walt” Levering. He was known as “Uncle Andy” to so many nieces, nephews, in-laws, and those not even related!  Nothing made him happier than time spent with his family and friends.

Andy played an integral part in Haddonfield’s community where he was blessed with life-long friendships. He enjoyed nearly 40 years working in sales at Package Materials Corporation in Haddonfield.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield, serving as deacon, trustee, and elder and loved portraying a shepherd in the annual Christmas Service.  Andy never missed selling Christmas Trees for the annual Y’s Mens’ fundraiser, he umpired behind home plate for Little League baseball for over 25 years, and in his later years, he enjoyed boxing with his beloved friends in the Parkinson’s Program at the Katz JCC.  Andy loved reading the daily newspaper, he was an avid Civil War buff and a die-hard Phillies fan, and any Mel Brooks movie had him laughing to the point of tears.

Andy exuded a kindness and warmth that will never be forgotten by those that had the good fortune to cross his path.

On Thursday, October 8, 2020 there will be a private service at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ. The service will be available by Zoom. Please email KainMurphy@comcast.net if you would like the Zoom code to virtually attend this service.

After the private service, there will be a greeting with the family, which will be open to the public. This will take place from 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM. All COVID-19 guidelines including face coverings and physical distancing will be strictly followed.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Parkinson’s Programs at the Katz JCC, 1301 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 or the First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield, 20 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033.

Gerard “Jerry” Francis Dennion

Age 62 of Burlington and Ewing, NJ

On December 23, 2018; Age 62; of Burlington and Ewing, NJ.  Survived by his wife Sharon and son Joe.  Preceded in death by his daughter Nicole and his parents James J., III and Kathryn Dennion.

Jerry was a lifetime employee of the State of NJ, Office of Developmental Disabilities.   He will be interred on the same day as his brother, James Dennion, Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Easton Bible Church, Hainesport, NJ.  The brothers will be interred next to each other.  “He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother”.

James J. Dennion, IV

Age 66 of Eastampton, NJ

After a battle with Acute Leukemia, Jim went to be with his Lord on Sept. 27, 2020.  Jim, age 66, had been a longtime resident of Burlington & Eastampton, NJ. He was the beloved husband of Sandra (nee Gatzke); Loving father of Matthew (Mariesea), Mark (Danielle) & Julie Dennion; Devoted grandfather of Serene, Savannah & Kelsea Dennion; uncle to Joe Dennion; brother of the late Jerry Dennion and uncle of the late Nicole Dennion. Jim was adopted and in later years reconnected with his birth family. He will be missed by his birth mother, Cecelia, and siblings: Michael, Mark, Mitchell, Martin, Julie and Patrick.

Jim was a gifted Special Education teacher at Burlington Co. Special Services School District for over 20 years and often tutored after school. Past students would often tell him how much he influenced their lives in a positive way. He was a longtime active member of the First Baptist Church of Haddonfield; where he taught Sunday School, was a Youth Leader and served on many boards. Additionally, he coached and was a Boy Scout leader when his children were youths.

Jim had many special summers at the Jersey Shore with family and proposed to Sandra there. He got one last visit a few weeks before he passed. He loved reading books to his kids, fishing, golf, scifi, singing songs from Sinatra to hymns to rock, creating “Top Ten” lists with his sons and unwinding with his wife after a long day. Jim loved hugging his granddaughters and letting them know they were princesses. We will miss him dearly.

Jim tried to live his life by the scripture – “As for me and my household we will serve the Lord.”

Jim’s Services will be held on Sat. Oct. 3rd, 11 AM, in the back parking lot of the Easton Bible Church, 2407 Fostertown Rd, Hainesport, NJ 08036; where the family will receive friends following the Service from approximately 12 to 1 PM. Folks are requested to bring their own chair for the Service, practice social distancing and wear a mask for safety.

The Service will also be available by Zoom. Please email Kain-Murphy Funeral Services at

KainMurphy@comcast.net if you would like the Zoom code to virtually attend his service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions in Jim’s honor to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (www.stjude.org) or to Compassion International (https://www.compassion.com/donate-to-charity.htm)

PLEASE COPY & PASTE information to watch Jim’s service.  Unfortunately, you can not just click on it.

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Lauralyn Faehner

Age 56 of Oaklyn, NJ

On September 25, 2020; Age 56; Of Oaklyn, NJ.  Beloved wife of James Gibson; Dear sister of MaryEllen Goldman of Whitestone, NY, Tim Faehner of Swedesboro, NJ, and David Faehner of Oaklyn, NJ; Loving aunt of Stephanie & Timothy Faehner and Colin & Calli Goldman.

Lauralyn was a huge collector of Teddy Bears, wind chimes, and had a special interest in peacocks.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Services for Lauralyn are private.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Lauralyn may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation of Philadelphia at   https://komenphiladelphia.org/donate/.

Steven Kent Tucker

Age 62 of Cherry Hill, NJ

On Sept. 23, 2020, age 62, of Cherry Hill, NJ; Beloved husband of Denise (nee Marshall); Loving father of Kirstin Tucker; Devoted grandfather of Hayden Bohem, Trystan Riebel & Cyrus; and Dear brother of Nancy Tucker (Frances Ciabattoni) & Roberta Cronk (Steve).

Steve had been a longtime active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield; where he sang in the Choir and taught Sunday School for 20 years.  He was a master scuba diver, avid Harley Davidson motorcycle rider and enthusiast as well as a devoted Eagles fan.  Steve worked for The Rose Group for many years as a Restaurant Manager.

Steve’s family will have a private Service on Sunday, Oct. 4th at 1 pm.  Please email Kain-Murphy Funeral Services at KainMurphy@comcast.net if you would like the Zoom code to virtually attend his service.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Steve may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 20 Kings Hwy. East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033.

 

Barbara Ferrilli

Age 76 of Haddonfield, NJ former longtime resident of Philadelphia, PA

(nee Mango) On Sept. 22, 2020; Age 76; of Haddonfield, NJ, former longtime resident of Philadelphia, PA. Devoted mother of Robert (Jennifer) of Haddonfield; Loving grandmother of Catherine Ferrilli. She leaves behind a loving extended family and lifelong friends, which she cherished.

My mother lived her life in the service of others. She dedicated her life to raising me, caring for her mother in her final years, and loving her granddaughter Catherine. Our journey together was a wild ride of many ups and downs. My mother was brilliant. She was excellent at mathematics, the only person I knew that solved the Rubik’s Cube pre-You Tube and was an incredible Blackjack player, which earned her the nickname “BackJackBarb.” She loved the casinos and had an excellent winning streak for several years, where she got free trips and would win enough money to bail her 20-year-old son out of debt.

My mother was always very generous. A friend of mine said he courted his wife on my mother’s Comps from the casino. When she was doing well, everyone did well. She would give you the shirt off her back so you could keep warm.

When Barbara’s granddaughter Catherine was born, she stole Barbara’s heart. She loved Catherine more than anything, maybe even me. In the past two years, she has suffered multiple medical challenges, but she fought through it because she wanted to see as much of Catherine’s life as possible.

My mother worked with what she had and made sacrifices to give me the opportunities she did not. My mother succeeded in giving me those opportunities for a better life, and her impact will be felt through the rest of my life, Catherine’s, and the generations beyond.

Services are private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Barbara may be made to Scholarship America https://donations.scholarshipamerica.org/index.php?

Barbara A. Beckson Mertsock

Age 79 of Haddonfield, formerly of Cherry Hill

Barbara A. Beckson Mertsock joined her beloved husband Joseph Martin Mertsock in the eternal dance on Sunday, September 6, 2020, at the age of 79, surrounded by her beloved family,  She is survived by her adoring children: Pamela Mertsock-Wolfe (Christopher), Michael Mertsock (Diane San Filippo), Timothy Mertsock (Shannon Mosley); her cherished grandchildren: Zoe Wolfe, Ashley Mertsock, and Tyler Mertsock; her siblings: Maureen Harman, JoAnna Beckson, and Joseph Beckson; and nieces, nephews, and grandnieces.

Barbara grew up in Philadelphia, PA; raised her children in Cherry Hill, NJ; and, enjoyed her retirement in Haddonfield, NJ.  Barbara’s smile lit up the room, and her embrace comforted anyone in need of support; her mission was her family, and love is her legacy.

Donations can be made to Bayada Hospice.  Family will greet visitors on Saturday, September 26th, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Avenue, Haddonfield, NJ 08033.

Robert P. Scudder

Age 69 ~ Longtime Resident of Haddonfield, NJ

On September 11, 2020, Age 69; Loving brother of Mary “Molly” Revell (Tom) and William Scudder.

Bob graduated from Haddonfield Memorial High School, Class of 1969 and Westminster College, Class of 1973 in New Wilmington, PA.  He was a teacher in Downsville, NY, before leaving to become a fulltime caretaker for his parents.  Bob was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield and one of the original members of the Haddonfield Pick Up Band.

Services were held privately by the family. In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Bob may be made to Samaritan Hospice of Voorhees, P.O. Box 71425 Philadelphia, PA 19176. (www.SmaritanNJ.org)

 

Monroe (Roe) Howell

Age 94 of The Evergreens in Moorestown; Formerly of Haddonfield

On September 2, 2020 at the age of 94, as a resident of The Evergreens in Moorestown, and previously a resident of Haddonfield for 45 years, and the beloved husband of Betty Howell (deceased) for 57 years passed comfortably in Moorestown NJ.  Mr. Howell is survived by his son Thomas M Howell (Carla) of Moorestown and 5 grandchildren Chelsea H Trcka of St. Paul MN, Iain R Harriman Burnsville MN, Megan C Fitch of Vancouver BC, and Brooklyn T Bowerman, of Haddon Township, and Christopher L Howell, of Collingswood. Roe is also predeceased by his daughter Suzanne Harriman (2006) and son Lawrence Howell (1991).

Also surviving are his favorite great grandchildren: Olivia and Trent (Haddon Township), Raphaela and Matteo (Vancouver), and Kaelan (Burnsville MN).

With the assistance of the GI Bill, after serving in the USN during WWII, Roe attended and graduated from Rutgers College of Engineering. He enjoyed an active and full life supporting and caring for his family, working for RCA for over 30 years, spending summers in Greensboro VT and especially playing tennis and golf.

Roe maintained a wide circle of friends. He will be sorely missed by all of his family and friends.

Roe, had many distinct communities of friends throughout his life in addition to his family, at Rutgers, RCA, the Edward Howell Association, East Jersey Proprietors; in Haddonfield (including The ROMEOs), Greensboro VT, Englewood FL and finally at the Evergreens; where he made many close and lasting friendships.

Roe’s family will receive friends on Thursday, Sept. 24th, 11 to Noon at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Roe’s name may be made to the Salvation Army (https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/).

 

Guido G. Zappasodi

Age 94; longtime Haddon Twp. Resident

On August 24, 2020; Age 94; longtime Haddon Twp. Resident; Beloved husband of the late Jean (nee Ciammetti); Devoted father of Linda (Kevin) Maull of Haddon Twp., Judy (Stephen) Low of Haddon Twp., Mary (Joseph) Ready of Charlotte, NC; Loving grandfather of Melissa (Joshua) Giamporcaro, Kevin Lee (Kate) Maull, Jr., Mikey Maull, Jessica (Jeffrey) Sciamanna, Jonathan Low, Stevie Low, Joey Ready, Jena Ready and Jaclyn Ready; Cherished great-grandfather of Luca Giamporcaro, Charlotte Low and Gia Sciamanna.

Guido was a Penn State grad and had a successful 40+ year career at RCA in Camden, NJ as a packaging engineer. He proudly served his country in WWII as a Naval Ensign.  Guido was married to Jean for 63 years and raised their 3 daughters in Haddon Twp., NJ where he was an active member of Holy Savior Church as well as the Senior Citizen’s Group.

Services for Guido will be private.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Guido may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959, www.stjude.org/memorialgifts.