MISKOFSKY – Diane R. Miskofsky (nee Ball), age 55
years of Mickleton died March 21 in her home after a year-long battle with
cancer. Mrs. Miskofsky was born in Woodbury, raised in Williamstown and lived
in Mickleton for the last 17years. She was a graduate of Gloucester County
College and Rowan University. Mrs. Miskofsky retired as senior administrative
assistant after 33 years of service with American Honda, Moorestown. She was a
charter member of Gloucester County Community Church for 25 years and she
attended their first service at the Pitman Masonic Club. Mrs. Miskofsky was a
volunteer and fundraiser of the Animal Welfare Association, Voorhees. She
enjoyed knitting, bowling and traveling, visiting the Bahamas, Hawaii, Las
Vegas and had been to Disney World 27 times.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 34 years, Pete
Miskofsky of Mickleton, who serves as deputy mayor of East Greenwich Township;
her brother, Steven and his wife Susan Ball of Williamstown; her niece, Tricia
and her husband Paul Elliott; and her nephews Steven and Scott Ball. Mrs.
Miskofsky was predeceased by her parents Russell and Verna Ball.
Services were held in the McBride-Foley Funeral Home,
Contributions can be made in Diane’s memory to the
Gloucester County Community Church, 359 Chapel Heights Road, Sewell, NJ 08080.
SIMONSON – Myrtle never left her home without her
clothing, hair, and make up being just right. She attended Bethesda United
Methodist Church since settling in Swedesboro 70years ago. She was a member of
the Order of the Eastern Star.
Myrtle was the wife of the late Oscar and is survived by
a son Robert (Helen) of Woodbury Heights, a daughter, Louise O’Neill of
Boiling Springs, Pa., a sister Alice Muszymski, five grandchildren and seven
Services were held at Daley Life Celebration Studio,
Swedesboro with interment in Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro. Donations to
Cross Ministry/Cumberland Vista, 712 Pinola Rd., Shippensburg, Pa. 17257-9341
or Bethesda United Methodist Church, 1433 Kings Hwy., Swedesboro, NJ 08085
would be appreciated.
FASOLA – Mary M. (nee Prendergast), Fasola, 53, of
Mullica Hill died on March 24.
She was the wife of Charles Fasola, mother of Charles J.,
Bridgit M., Michael P., and James C. Fasola, sister of Joan Foley of
Havertown, James Prendergast of Newtown Square and Nancy Murray of Washington
Donations in her memory may be made to St. Jude
Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.
NICOLOSI – Anna (Nedda) Nicolosi (nee Catalano)
age 93 years of Salem, went home to be with the Lord on March 27 at the
Memorial Hospital of Salem County following a brief illness. Anna was born in
Macchia, Sicily in 1913 and came to American in 1923. She lived most of her
life on a farm in a quiet corner of Salem County.
An honest, humble and deeply spiritual person, Anna
devoted her life to serving others, whether they were members of her large,
loving family or people who showed up on her doorstep unannounced. Renowned
for her extraordinary cooking and hospitality, Anna welcomed everyone to her
table. “You gotta eat something!” she would say. Even those who entered her
home as strangers walked away as lifelong friends.
Each morning she would open her back door, face the
sunrise, take a deep breath and give thanks to God for another blessed day,
whatever the weather. She loved gardening and could make flowers bloom in
seemingly impossible conditions. Her brother John summarized the feelings of
all who ever met her: “Nedda was one of the greatest women we’ve ever known.”
Anna was predeceased by her loving husband Sam in 1989
and by her brothers Sam, Frank and James Catalano, sister Alfia Spinelli of
Giarre, Sicily and Mary Twiss of Swedesboro.
She is survived by her seven children; Jean (Sam)
Maccarone, Swedesboro, Sadie (Bill) McCart, Woodbury, Mary (Rosario) Sorbello,
Mullica Hill, Mike, Carneys Point, Sam (Betty) Salem, Alfred of Salem and
Freda Earnest of Pennsville. Also survived by brothers John, Fred, Michael
(Buddy) and Joe Catalano and sisters Grace Maul, Angie Casella and Rose
Anna’s memory will be lovingly cherished by all who were
fortunate enough to have looked into those bright blue eyes so filled with
passion for every aspect of God’s creation. The lessons she taught us will
live on through her 23 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and three
Services were held at Cheega Funeral Home, Swedesboro
with interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Woolwich Twp.
LOVELAND – Marion Newsome Loveland, of Mullica
Hill, formerly of Mt. Holly passed away on March 28 at her home where she had
lived for more than 50 years. She is survived by her beloved husband Charles
Loveland Sr. Also surviving are three daughters, Donna and Chester Fijalkowski
of Pemberton, Linda and Liam McManus of Fremont, Calif., Wendy and Rodney
Hickman of Glassboro; one son Charles and Betsy Loveland Jr. of Paulsboro;
nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, other
family members and friends.
Contributions are requested to the Rbt. Mills American
Legion Post #452 141 N. Main St., Mullica Hill, NJ 08062.
DOUGAN – Elizabeth H. Dougan, age 86 of
Harrisonville, passed away on March 28 in her home. Born in Richwood, daughter
of the late James and Rae Kirkbride Hulings, she was raised in Barnsboro
before moving to Paulsboro, then to Harrisonville in 1963. She was a graduate
of Pitman High school Class of 1938, and worked for the U.S. Department of
Labor in Philadelphia before she joined her husband in the service and she
later worked for the County Clerks Office in Woodbury.
She was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church in
Harrisonville and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star of Glassboro since
1948. She was also a member of the South Harrison Senior Citizens Group. In
addition to her parents, Elizabeth was predeceased by her husband of 44 years,
George B. Dougan; her brother, T/Sgt. James E. Hulings, who was killed in
action in World War II; and her step-mother, Emma Morgan Hulings.
She is survived by her daughter, Donna of St. Petersburg,
Fla.; her son, G. Jeffrey Dougan and his wife, Marlene of Millville; her
grandchildren, Jeffery, Joshua and Jessica Dougan of Pennsville, Wayne Owen,
Mile, Rachel, Micah, and Jeffrey Hatch of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Holly
Jusiel of Dunnellon, Fla.; and her great-grandchildren, Haley, Andrew and
Memorial contributions may be made to South Jersey
Healthcare Hospice Care, 2848 S. Delsea Dr., Vineland, NJ 08360 or to the
Memorial Fund of St. John’s United Methodist Church, PO Box 2, Harrisonville,
ORTIZ – Luis G. Ortiz, age 79, of Mullica Hill
passed away March 28 at home. He was born in Puerto Rico and came to the USA
in 1952. Luis was the crew leader at Sunnyside Nurseries, Mullica Hill and had
attended St. Joseph’s Church in Swedesboro.
Luis is survived by his loving wife Marcelina, a daughter
Myrna (Luz) Mercado of Swedesboro; a son, Edwin and his wife Carmen Guzman
Ortiz of Salem; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four brothers
and a sister in Puerto Rico.
Services were held at the Cheega Funeral Home, Swedesboro
with interment in St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Twp.
ALLEN – Nebirt G. Allen, of Clarksboro, passed on
March 28 at the age of 88.
She is survived by her son James Gulledge (Glennie); her
daughter, Mary Ann Gulledge; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren,
great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
Interment Gates of Heaven Cemetery, Mt. Royal.
PATTEN – Marie E. Patten, 82, of Pilesgrove,
passed away at home on March 30. Born in Repaupo she moved to Pilesgrove in
1948. A homemaker, she was a member of St. Joseph’s Church and the Altar
She was a wonderful wife and loving mother to her five
children, and welcomed many into her home. All were treated to wonderful food
and conversation and made to feel as part of the family.
Marie is survived by her husband of 61 years, Philip; two
sons, Sebastian (Benny) and Joseph both of Pilesgrove; three daughters, Mary
Ann Griscom, Lancaster Pa., Joanne Grover and Elena Colubriale both of
Pilesgrove, also nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was
predeceased by a daughter, Rosemary Patten, three days old, her grandson,
Michael Patten and her sisters, Jennie Lopes, Sara Battiato and Antoinette
Services were held in the Cheega Funeral Home, Swedesboro
with interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Twp.
Contributions in her memory to the American Diabetes
Assoc., PO Box 1131, Fairfax, VA 22038 or the American Heart Association, #1
Union St., Ste 301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691 would be appreciated.
RICHARDS – Rodney J. Richards, 72, of Bridgeport
passed away on March 30. Born in Pedricktown, he has been a life-long resident
of the area.
He is survived by his sons Rodney H. (Colleen) of
Pedricktown, James of Bridgeport, sister Linda Richards, Nebraska, five
grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Predeceased by his daughter Dian
Rodney loved boating. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran,
and for 30 years he worked for the U.S. Coast Guard in Gloucester as an Aid to
Interment Eglington Cemetery.
HANNA – Erma F. Hanna, 67, of Mullica Hill,
formerly of Tennessee, died March 31 in Salem County Nursing Home. Born in
Lancaster, Pa. She was the daughter of the late Roland and Hilda Chambers
Hanna. Erma was a barmaid for Buddy’s Tavern in Swedesboro for many years.
Survived by Sandy and Thomas Costa, their son Thomas III
and his daughter Devyn who Erma thought of as her family. She is predeceased
by her brothers, David, John and Roland Hanna.
BYRNE – Lewis T. Byrne, 91, died on April 1.
Beloved husband of the late Gladys M. (nee Stiles) of Mullica Hill, he is
survived by one daughter, Diane Pack of Mullica Hill; two grandchildren,
Alyson Pack and Michael Pack; two sisters, Ruth Futrell and Mildred Shannon
both of Pennsville; and several nieces and nephews. He was also the father of
the late Sandra Byrne and brother of the late Madelene Epps and William Bryne.
Mr. Byrne was a retired chemical operator for DuPont in
Deepwater where he worked for 43 years. He was a member of the Boys Club of
Deepwater and an exempt member of Harmony Fire Co. of Mullica Hill and the
Oddfellows of Mullica Hill.
Interment Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro.
JORDAN – Grace E. Jordan, age 73 of Auburn, passed
away peacefully at her home on April 2 with her loving family at her side.
Born and raised in Penns Grove she was the daughter of the late William and
Dorothy (Jaquette) Ricketts.
Grace was a resident of Auburn for over 57 years and was
a retired school bus driver for over 28 years for Walt’s Bus Service.
She touched many lives, had many friends, and was a
devoted, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and will be missed
by all whom she touched.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Charles W.
Jordan, two daughters, Dorothy and her husband Bill Langley, Pauline Jordan, a
son, Terry W. Jordan Sr., eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, 15
brothers and sisters, many nieces, nephews, and cousins, In addition to her
parents, she was also predeceased by one brother and two sisters.
Memorial contributions in her memory can be made to
Hospice of Salem County, 390 North Broadway, Pennsville, NJ 08070.
ZAMMARRELLI – A smile for everyone and always a
joke to tell. Jo was a Swedesboro crossing guard; not so much for the job but
that she could enjoy the children. She loved cooking and feeding family and
friends with open house parties.
Fridays were homemade pizza nights. When her kids were
little they were fed Quaker Oats until Jo got a full set of dishes – each box
contained at least one item of the pattern. Jo saw only the good side of life.
She was the wife of the late Samuel; mother of Nick of
Pennsville, Sam of Oak Valley, John of Mt. Royal, JoAnn Tomaziefski of
Deptford, and Barbara of Paulsboro; sister of Charles Cappello, Rose Oliver,
Annie Terrizzi, Frances Leonardi, and Angie Casella; grandmother of seven and
great-grandmother of five.
Services were held in the Daley Life Celebration Studio,
Swedesboro with interment in Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro.
QUATTROCHI – Sarah Quattrochi, (nee Grasso), 88,
formerly of Swedesboro, passed away April 15 at the Lutheran Home at
Moorestown. Born in Philadelphia, she resided in Swedesboro for 50 years
before moving to St. Mary’s Manor in Cherry Hill and then the Lutheran Home in
Moorestown. Sarah retired from Kingsway Regional High School where she worked
for 15 years as a cafeteria worker.
Sarah was very active at St. Joseph’s Church Swedesboro,
a member of the Altar-Rosary Society, she could be found donating her time to
work at the spaghetti dinners, chicken barbeques and Christmas Bazaars to
raise funds for the church. She was also a former member and past-president of
St. Joseph’s PTA.
Sarah was the wife of the late Anthony, who passed away
in 1973. She was also pre-deceased by her sister Millie Licciardello and a
brother Frank Grasso, She is survived by a daughter Rose Ann Smith of Marlton,
a son, Anthony of Fernandina Beach, Fla., five grandchildren and four
Services were held at the Cheega Funeral Home, Swedesboro
with interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Woolwich Twp.
Contributions in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. of
S.J., 3 Eves Dr., Ste. 310, Marlton, NJ 08053 would be appreciated.
COLEMAN – Margaret Coleman, daughter of the late
Matthew and Ida (nee Taylor) Johnson, departed this life on April 12 at the
home of her sister in Gibbstown.
Mrs. Coleman was born Dec. 14, 1924 in King & Queen Co,.
Va. And has lived in Swedesboro most of her life. She was employed by E.I.
DuPont for 50 years and retired in 1967.
She leaves to cherish her memory her sister Elease
Garlick, a daughter Karen D. Thomas, two grandchildren, two
great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Her husband Frank Coleman
Interment in Gates of Heaven Cemetery, Mt. Royal.
BOERLIN -- Our dearly beloved Nathaniel “Nate”
Boerlin of Mickleton. left us early at the age of 16 on April 20. Nate was a
sophomore and proud honor student at Kingsway Regional High School, and he was
an admired percussionist for six years. He was a member of the Kingsway
Regional Marching Band for three years and also a part of the Percussion
Ensemble and Timpanist for the Concert Band. Nate was a two-year member of the
Rowan University Side-by-Side Honor Band and the 2007 All-South Jersey Wind
He attended the West Chester University Summer High School Program for the
past two years, and he was selected to participate in the West Chester
University Young Artist Solo Recital. Nathaniel was the son of Craig and
Lauren Boerlin, the grandson of “Grammie” Alberta Lucheske, “Jaz” Leonard
Lucheske, “Grandma” Marjorie and “Pop Pop” Richard Boerlin and the “Best Big
Brother” of Myles, Alaina, and Maria Boerlin. Nate will forever be missed and
loved by family including numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and friends
especially his best friend, “Enrique” Eric Deitz.
His hobbies included reading historical fiction, baseball, drumming, marching
band, and hanging out on the swings with Eric. He¹ll be remembered always for
making the best of every situation with his beautiful smile and his hard work
ethic. We will always love Nate today and forever.
In Lieu of flowers, send contributions to the Nathaniel Boerlin Scholarship
Fund: The Bank P.O. Box 23 Mickleton, NJ 08056. Burial in Eglington