Obituaries

Charles J. Murphy

of Medford, NJ

On March 17, 2021, of Medford, NJ; Beloved husband of Margie (nee Phillips); Loving father of Susanne Delaney and Nancy Murphy; Treasured grandfather of Carson & Aiden Dumas and William & Eamonn Delaney and Dear brother of Mildred Wallace and the late Thomas & John Murphy.

Services will be held Private.

Edward Nicholas “Nick” Miller

Age 79, Longtime Haddonfield Resident

On March 10, 2021, Age 79, longtime Haddonfield resident, Beloved husband for 53 years of Sally Ann (nee Landgraf); Loving father of Debra (Stephen) Potucek of Burlington Twp., NJ, David of Barrington, Barbara Jean Kelly of Haddonfield, NJ and John Andrew of Haddon Twp., NJ; Treasured grandfather of Kaitlyn & Tyler Potucek, William Nicholas Kelly, and Dean & Madeline Miller; Cherished son of Blanche & the late Edward S. Miller and Dear brother of William.

Nick proudly served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War.  He was a Systems Analyst for RCA and a few other local companies before creating his own company Business Computing Professionals.  After retiring, he worked at Wegmans to keep busy.  Nick was a devoted family man who loved his wife, children and absolutely adored his grandchildren.  He passed his deep love of the sand and waters of Ocean City, NJ onto his children and grandchildren.

Nick’s family will receive friends on Monday, March 15th, 10-10:45 AM, at Christ the King RC Church, 200 Windsor Ave., Haddonfield, NJ; where his Funeral Mass will follow at 11 AM.  For those who wish to live-stream the Service remotely, you may join the service at https://ctkhaddonfield.org/live-stream.   Interment, private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Nick may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 (www.cancer.org)

 

Lori A. Sporing

Age 52 of W. Collingswood Heights

(nee Chorazewitz) On March 6, 2021; Age 52; of W. Collingswood Hts, formerly of Dayton, OH;  Loving wife of George M.; Devoted mother of Mitchell & Keira; Cherished daughter of Jack (Nancy) and the late Marie Chorazewitz;  Dear sister of Steve (Cheryl) Chorazewitz and Anita (Bill) Torrence; Daughter-in-law of Jacquelyn Sporing; Sister-in-law of Patrick (Charlene) Sporing; Aunt to Audrey, Erin, Allison, Jack and Michael.

Lori was a proud graduate of the Univ. of Dayton.  She worked in Public Relations at Kettering Medical Center long before moving to NJ, where she was a Technical Writer for Caci International.  Lori loved to sew, loved to play her music, loved to work in her yard and was a Master Gardener.  She especially loved her current pets Ginger and Waffles, as well as her former pets Otis, Murphy and Moosey.    Lori’s greatest joy in her life was her family-George, Mitchell & Keira.  She will be missed by all who knew her.

Lori’s services will be held privately.

Marguerite T. Van Buren

Age 86 of Cherry Hill, NJ

(nee Ebner) On March 3, 2021; Age 86; Of Cherry Hill. NJ;  Wife of the late John Van Buren; Devoted mother of Cheryl (Steven) Schaffner of Haddon Twp., NJ, David (Margaret) Van Buren of Santa Fe, NM and Nancy (Stephen) Considine of Elk Twp., NJ; Cherished grandmother of Erin Schaffner, Laura Schaffner, Samantha (Jeffrey) Jones, Danielle Considine, and Savannah Van Buren; Dear sister of the late Kathleen Ebner.

Marguerite was a homemaker. Later in life, she received a Bachelor of Elementary Education from Glassboro State College and worked as a teacher in the Cherry Hill Public Schools. She was a longtime member of The Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Haddonfield. She will be missed by all who knew her.

A viewing for Marguerite will be held on Monday, March 8th, 2021 at 10 AM at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ; where her Funeral Service will follow at 11 AM.  Interment is private.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Marguerite may be made to Moorestown Hospice VNA, 300 Harper Dr, Moorestown, NJ 08057.          https://www.moorestownvna.org

Laverna Fay Stanton

Age 81 of Haddonfield, NJ

(nee Saul); Age 81; Longtime Haddonfield Resident; Wife of The Late John L. “Jack” Stanton; Devoted mother of Michael P. (Karin) of Marmora, NJ, John F. “Nip” (Susan), David W. (Christina) and Karen (Dave) Gottardi all of Haddonfield; Loving grandmother of 12 and Great-grandmother of 9.

Laverna was very active in the Haddonfield community where she started the Booster Club and coached youth softball.  Laverna was devoted to family; her husband, children, grandchildren, great-children and extended family meant the world to her.  Her greatest joy was spending summers in Ocean City with family and friends.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

A Funeral Mass for Laverna will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2021, at 10:00 AM at Christ The King R.C. Church, 200 Windsor Ave., Haddonfield, NJ 08033.  All are welcome to join the family for Mass or view it virtually at  https://ctkhaddonfield.org/live-stream.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Laverna may be made to Interfaith Caregivers, P.O. Box 186, Haddonfield, NJ 08033  (https://www.ifchaddons.org/donate).  Masks are required and social Distancing will be observed for all attending Mass.

Michael J. Harkins, M.D.

Age 78 ~ Longtime Haddonfield resident

Age 78, passed on from this life following a courageous fight with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) on February 25, 2021. Beloved husband of Carol (nee Reeves). Loving father of Christine, Michael Jr. (Jennifer), Kevin, Brian, and Alison Murphy (Terry). Devoted grandfather of 7. Dear brother of Marita (Bob) Hill. Also survived by his Reeves in-laws and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers Jack (Maryann) and Larry (Ronnie). Dr. Harkins graduated from St. Joseph’s Prep, St. Joseph’s College, and Temple University School of Medicine. He practiced Cardiology at Our Lady of Lourdes (now Virtua) in Camden, NJ from 1976 until he retired in 2019, where he was a former Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab and a President of the Hospital Staff. Dr. Harkins performed the first catheter enzyme drip procedure in South Jersey in 1981 that opened a blockage in the heart of a patient amid a heart attack. Mike was a team player, a leader, and was the first to volunteer to step in. He valued his experiences with his patients, his colleagues, office staff, nursing staff and techs, transport staff, kitchen and janitorial staff – it was important to him to make a connection with all.

Mike had a strong love of life, learning, and helping others. He had many memorable trips and voyages with his wife and family, yet there were many places he was looking forward to experiencing. He followed his advice to his patients by avidly watching his diet and exercising. He was seen regularly running and walking with his Golden Retrievers through Haddonfield and surrounding streets, rain or shine, sleet or snow. Mike loved doing projects involving his hands. He once removed all the bricks and mortar on a 2.5 car garage so the wood frame would be light enough to be moved, then became a bricklayer and put all the bricks back.

His family will fondly remember his work ethic, sense of humor, and generosity. He had an incredible hunger for knowledge that enabled him to have a conversation with virtually anyone about any topic, and a keen interest in political debate. He found and developed a passion for cooking for Carol later in life. He imbued in all his family a passion for shared experiences, rather than material possessions. Most of all, his family will cherish his love for his family, friends, colleagues, and patients.

A socially distanced viewing for friends and extended family will be held at Kain Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Avenue, Haddonfield, on Monday March 1st from 6pm-8pm. A private family service will be held another day. A Celebration of Life will be planned later this year. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Preparatory School, 1733 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130; or The Leukemia Lymphoma Foundation, MD Anderson Cooper.

Jean Nuneville

Age 91; of Juniper, FL formerly of Haddonfield, NJ

(nee Crane) Passed away on Feb. 22, 2021, at age 91.

She was a Special Education Teacher at Bancroft NeuroHeath for 19 years. Mrs. Nuneville’s community activities included: the Haddonfield Assembly, the Haddonfield Garden Club, past President of the Haddonfield Junior Women’s Club and a supporter of many civic activities.  She was a former resident of Haddonfield for over 50 years.

Mrs. Nuneville was a charter member of the Southern NJ Mayflower Society, a descendent of William Brewster of the MA Colony; a visionary for the Bancroft Butterfly Garden; and a member of the Haddonfield United Methodist Church.

She is survived by: son, Dean E., daughter-in-law, IChing; grandsons, William Edward, Daniel Edward and granddaughter, Emily C.

Mrs. Nuneville’s family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 10- 10:45 AM, Haddonfield United Methodist Church, 29 Warwick Rd., Haddonfield, NJ 08033; where her Memorial Service will follow at 11 AM.  Interment, Haddonfield Baptist Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Church at the above address.

Joanna M. Thomas

Age 76 of Cherry Hill, formerly of Haddonfield

(nee Tortorella) On Feb. 16, 2021, age 76, of Cherry Hill, formerly of Haddonfield; Beloved mother of Adam Thomas of Long Beach, Ny and Oren R. Thomas, IV of Atlantic City, NJ; Loving grandmother of Oren V.  Also survived by former daughter-in-law Erin Egan.

Joanna was a teacher of British Literature at Camden Catholic HS (1985-2000) and of American Literature at Washington Twp. HS (2000-2013).  Joanna loved animals, the environment, traveling once a year as well as being an avid & excellent Bridge player.

Joanna’s Memorial Service will be held virtually on Friday, Feb, 26th, 11 AM at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services.  Those wishing to attend may email kainmurphy@comcast.net for a Zoom code.  Interment, private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Joanna may be made to: Greenpeace, 702 H Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20001 (www.greenpeace.org) or to the Voorhees Animal Orphanage, 419 Cooper Rd., Voorhees, NJ 08043 (www.vaonj.org)

 

Margaret J. “Peggie” Tomlinson

Age 94, of Woodstown, NJ former longtime resident of Haddonfield, NJ

(nee Taggart) On February 17, 2021; Age 94; of Woodstown, NJ former longtime resident of Haddonfield, NJ.  Wife of the late Addis Tomlinson; Beloved mother of Cathy (Kenneth) Tomlinson Denelsbeck and Cynthia (Barry) Tomlinson-Kling.  Loving grandmother of Gail Dilks and Kris (John) Wilson; Great-grandmother of James, Anna, Andrew, Nate and Luke.

Margaret was a 75+ year member of the 1st Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield as well as a member of Tavistock Country Club and Wedgewood.  Margaret was a faithful volunteer for the Red Cross Blood Drive.

A Memorial Service for Margaret will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ 08033.  Interment Private. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Margaret may be made to the 1st Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield, 200 Kings Hwy. E., Haddonfield, NJ 08033.

John H. Washington

Age 99, Longtime Haddonfield Resident

On Feb. 7, 2021, Age 99, Longtime Haddonfield Resident. Beloved husband of the late June (née Gary); Devoted father of Nancy (John) Connell of Collingswood, Timothy (Jennifer) Washington of Collingswood and the Late Sandra Walles; Loving grandfather of Chris (Courtney) Mallon and Wendy Coskey, Kelly (Eric) Weaver, Katie Connell and Aileen (Dave) Gainer.   Great-grandfather of Lilly, Jack, Ian, Samantha, Finn, and Hudson.

“Harry”, as he was fondly known as, was a Haddonfield resident for 87 years. He served our country in WWII in the Army Air Corps and flew 51 missions out of Italy. Upon his return from war, Harry worked for GE for over 30 years. He was greatly loved by his family and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Services will be held privately.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of John H. Washington may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=10043