Alice Janet Birdsall
(Nee Hall) On April 3, 2022; Age 96; lifelong Haddonfield resident; Beloved wife of the late Robert Birdsall, Sr. Survived by her children Robert, Jr. (Gretchen) of Moorestown, Katherine Alessi (Tom) of Little Egg Harbor and Edward (Peggy) of Toms River; four grandchildren Robert III, Stephen, Abigail and Michael; and eight great grandchildren.
Born in 1925, Janet was a 1942 graduate of Moorestown Friends School, where she played basketball, field hockey, tennis and was a member of the Glee Club. She attended Emerson College in Boston, MA. Janet served in the AWVS of PA as a volunteer in Pennsylvania Hospital, and was employed at H.A.T. (Helicopter Air Transport) at the old Camden Airport which inaugurated the air mail service from 30th Street Station to Airport in Sikorsky and Bell helicopters. Janet had a keen interest in the family business, Fessenden Hall of Pennsauken, which started in 1890 and is thriving today under the sixth generation. She was very involved in community affairs and was a member of many organizations including: Junior Auxiliary and Maternity Auxiliary of Cooper Hospital, Tavistock Country Club and golf team member 1957-2004, and John Estaugh Chapter of Questers International. Janet volunteered with Interfaith Caregivers and was a past board member of the Ronald McDonald House of South Jersey.
A Visitation and Celebration of Janet’s Life will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 4-7 PM at Tavistock Country Club, 1 Tavistock Lane, Haddonfield, NJ 08033. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Janet may be made to the Ronald McDonald House of South Jersey, www.rmhsnj.org/DONATE-NOW or to Camp No Worries, www.campnoworries.org/support/donate/