John R. Ober
On June 14, 2021; Age 78 of Pilesgrove, formerly of Voorhees. Father of Colleen Kelley of CA, Marylou Marino of Mt. Royal, NJ and Vernon Marino of Woolwich Twp., NJ; Loving grandfather of Sara Chaffin, Rosalia & Francesco Cortese and Russell, Dominic and Giovanni Marino; Great-grandfather of Savannah Chaffin; Dear brother of Gerri Ober-Miller of Gloucester Twp., NJ and Marie Kolpakowski of OR; Uncle of many nieces and nephews; and loving friend to Lucy Cristaudo.
John was a true businessman and entrepreneur. He was the owner of John R. Ober Co. which handled industrial insulation, ICW, a company that installed interior walls and ceilings, and Super Kwik, a waste management company. Forty years ago, John along with his late brother Thomas, co-founded Camden Port Services, a transportation and warehousing company in Camden, which later moved to Woodstown, NJ. John still owned and operated this business.
John was a member of the National Guard and was very involved in Camden and Voorhees politics. He served as a Twp. Committeeman and was the youngest member of council in Voorhees. John served on the Advisory Committee for Camden County Solid Waste, was a Board Member of the SJ Port Authority and Chairman of the Planning Board in Pilesgrove Twp. He was also the Chairman of the Board for the Salem County Improvement Authority. John will be fondly remembered by all who knew and worked with him.
John’s family will receive friends on Saturday, June 19th, 9–10:30 AM at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ. His Funeral Mass will follow at 11 AM at Christ the King R.C. Church, 200 Windsor Ave., Haddonfield, NJ 08033. Interment at Arlington Cemetery, Pennsauken, NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of John may be made to Sarama Animal Rescue at www.sarama.org or to 301 Central Ave., Voorhees, NJ 08043 or the Cooper Foundation at www.Foundation.cooperhealth.org