MOORE, Earl R., - 81, of North Cape May, passed away at his home in the arms of his wife on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. Earl enjoyed a 35-year career with the telephone company before retiring in 1994 and, thereafter, embarked on a second career with the Cape May County Zoo Commission, retiring in 2016. He was a faithful communicant of St. Barnabas By the Bay Episcopal Church, Villas. He is predeceased by his grandson, Nathaniel Toft. Earl is dearly missed by his loving family which includes his wife of 59 years, Fran; two children, Earl S. (Susan) Moore and Carolan (Karl) Toft; 4 grandchildren, Rachael, Derek, Kyle and Chloe. To celebrate and honor Earl's life, his funeral ceremony will take place on Thursday (Oct. 10th) at 10 am in St. Barnabas By the Bay Episcopal Church, 13 W. Bates Ave., Villas. Interment will follow in Cold Spring Cemetery, Lower. Twp. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Barnabas By the Bay Episcopal Church, 13 W. Bates Ave., Villas, NJ 08251. (Spilker Funeral Home, Cape May) info and condolences: spilkerfuneralhome.com
Bader, Janice Ann (nee Bianculli), - 72, of Woodbury, passed away peacefully after an extended illness on September 29, 2019, at Brightview Senior Living. Raised in South Plainfield, NJ Janice formerly lived in San Antonio, TX and Pitman for many years. She is survived by her husband August (Gus) E. Bader. Predeceased by her parents Morris and Mary Bianculli. Janice received her Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree in Education from Glassboro State College. She began her career at Randolph Mill School in Piscataway, NJ. She then moved to San Antonio, TX with her husband and continued to teach. After moving back to NJ, Janice worked at Winslow Elementary School and retired as Principal of Dr. William Mennis Elementary School in Vineland. Janice was a member of the NJEA, NJ Principals and Supervisor Assn, ADK Educational Sorority and the Women's Club of Vineland. Janice loved traveling with her husband and friends, shopping and decorating her home for the holidays. Friends may greet the family on Friday from 9 am 10:30 am in the Kelley Funeral Home, 125 Pitman Ave, Pitman, NJ. Funeral service will be at 10:30 am. Interment Gloucester County Veteran's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Gus and Janice Bader Scholarship, College of Education, Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro, NJ 08028 or the Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter (AADVC) 3 Eves Drive, Marlton, NJ 08053. Memories may be shared at www.kelleyfhpitman.com.
Solomon, Edward "Doc", - 81, of Villas, NJ, passed away on Monday, September 30, 2019. Born in Philadelphia to the late Edgar and Helen (nee Hastings) Solomon, and formerly of Darby PA, Edward was an area resident since 2001. He was a proud graduate of West Catholic High School. Edward served in the US Army and later worked as a truck driver at General Chemical in Claymont, DE for 37 years. He also loved all the Philly sports teams and hated the "Cowgirls". He is preceded in death by his wife, Norma (2019). Edward is survived by his children William (Constance) Solomon, Helen (Jim) Marchesano, and Marion Grace, 9 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. A memorial service for Edward and Norma Solomon will be held at 3 pm on Saturday, October 26, 2019, at the Evoy Funeral Home, 3218 Bayshore Rd, N Cape May, NJ; friends may call one hour prior to service from 2 pm3 pm. Inurnment will follow service at Cold Spring Cemetery, 780 Seashore Rd., Cape May, NJ. Contribution in memory of Edward can be made to the Animal Outreach, 600 Park Blvd, Unit #3, Cape May, NJ 08204. Condolences can be shared at www.EvoyFuneralHome.com.
Weisenstein, John E "Uncle John", - 87, of Mays Landing, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Monday, September 30, 2019. John was a lifelong resident of Mays Landing and owner of Weisenstein Builders. In his later years, he worked for Mahogany Company and the Hess School. He was a member of the Mays Landing Fire Dept., Mays Landing Rotary, served as Worshipful Master at Unity Lodge #96 F&AM of Mays Landing and a longtime member of the Presbyterian Church of Mays Landing. John loved golf and working in his yard. He was a very loving, kind and caring person. He left us all with great memories to cherish. He was predeceased by his parents John P. and Ida (nee Heman) Weisenstein. His first wife Irene (nee Beckman) Weisenstein. His sister-in-laws, Jane (Dave) Errickson and Doris Aaron. His niece, Cheryl Errickson. He is survived by his loving wife Alexandra Weisenstein and children, Dolores Schorr (Martin), Joey Schorr and Gina Brown, his brother-in-law Al (Candy) Martinkus. His grand-pets, Candy, Lucky and Luna. From his first marriage, his sister-in-laws Claudia (Charles) and Madgie. His brother-in-law, George. His Godson and nephew Michael (Marcia) Errickson. His other nephews, George (Rita), Joey (Amy), Tom (Heather), Chuck (Jackie). His nieces, Peggy (Bobby), Debbie (Chuck), Jennie (George), Diane, Patty and many other great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. He is also survived by many of his cherished friends. He loved you all. John's viewing will take place on Saturday, October 5, 2019, from 10 am to 12 pm at Boakes Funeral Home, 6050 Main Street, Mays Landing, NJ, where a Masonic Service will be held at Noon followed by Reverend John Ash. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John's name to: The Presbyterian Church of Mays Landing, 6001 Main Street, Mays Landing, NJ 08330. Info. & Condolences at www.boakesfuneralhome.com
STEADY, JACQUELINE M. "Jackie", - 50, of Cape May, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on September 30, 2019. Jackie was born on September 27, 1969, in Ridgewood New Jersey. Her education began at Our Lady Star of the Sea Grade School in Cape May and continued at Wildwood Catholic High School where she was President of her graduating class (1987) and member of the girls Varsity basketball and tennis teams. Jackie exceled on an academic scholarship at Drexel University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. Her legal education continued at Widener University School of Law where she graduated Cum Laude with her Juris Doctor degree. Jackie began her legal career as an examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where she was recognized as a Distinguished Graduate of the Patent Academy. As an attorney, Jackie was admitted to practice Law in New York and Pennsylvania. She practiced patent law for several years in New York City before returning to Cape May. Jackie was a scholar, an athlete, a volunteer and a caregiver. She played for the Drexel Women's Basketball Team for the last four years of her collegiate career. In addition to playing college level basketball, she was an accomplished tennis player having been selected to the Cape Atlantic League All Star Team and would volunteer as an assistant tennis coach at Wildwood Catholic High School during trimester breaks. Jackie was brilliant, giving, seriously funny and unfailingly kind. She loved her family and especially her little Yorkie named Gracee. Despite her health challenges, Jackie devoted the last years of her life to taking care of her parents. Jackie's compassionate and generous spirit will live on through her donation to the Gift of Life Donor Program. Jackie will be dearly missed by her loving family which includes her parents, Mary and Joseph Steady; brother, Joseph Steady and wife, Susan Whitman; sister, Maureen Steady and her husband, Jeffrey Kurtzman; as well as her nephew and nieces, Austin, Alexa and Madison. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, Oct. 8th at 1:30 in Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, 525 Washington St., Cape May where friends will be received from 12:30 PM 1:30 PM. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Cold Spring New Jersey. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to: Lupus Foundation of America at https://www.lupus.org/give/ways-to-give (Spilker Funeral Home, Cape May) info and condolences: spilkerfuneralhome.com
DeMarco, Joseph A., Sr., - of Mullica Twp., left this world, on October 1, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Blue Anchor, just outside Hammonton, on April 22, 1934, Joe was always on the go. Born in an era when you had to hustle just to survive, Joe always found a way to make ends meet. After meeting the love of his life Barbara Ann Dressler of Egg Harbor City Joe sent about making a life and building a family. Joe and Barbara raised seven children and ultimately became grandparents to twenty-one children and fifteen great grandchildren. Had he survived a few more weeks, Joe would have welcomed another great grandchild and his very first great-great-grandchild into the world. Having his large family surrounding him made him very happy. Sunday afternoons were the times he most enjoyed because most, if not all, of his kids, grandkids and great-grandkids would storm his house and visit their Pop-Pop. The food and drink flowed freely, as did the lively conversation and boisterous laughter. Nobody ever went away hungry from Joe and Barbara's table. Joe was a builder and a proud member of the Heavy and General Construction Laborer's Union, Local 172. After working many years in the field, Joe was named Director of the Union's Safety, Education and Training Program (SET). As long as there are men building roads and bridges, Joe's legacy will live on. Prior to his retirement, Joe built a new home for Barbara and himself. On weekends, Joe could usually be found at the homes of one of his kids or grandkids, building additions onto houses or constructing garages. There wasn't a project he wouldn't tackle and couldn't handle. If it involved concrete, Joe was there. Joe was also a very proud member of St. Nicholas Church Grounds Crew, the College of Knowledge. Joe now goes to Heaven to join with the family members he has lost over the years. In addition to his beloved wife, Barbara, Joe is now in the arms of his grandsons, Edward Staveckas, III and Brian Taylor, as well as his great-grandson, Johnny Lopez, Jr. Other family members already gone include, Joe's parents, Phillip, Sr. and Mabel; his sisters, Concetta and Erma; and his brother, Phillip. Mourning the loss of Joe are his daughters, Joni Grunow (John), Linda Staveckas (Edward), Joyce Ruffolo (Robert), Lisa Taylor, Kathy Einwechter (Patrick), and Kris Ford (Robert); his son, Joseph, Jr. (Debbie); and dozens of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and a legion of friends. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that contributions be made to the Mullica Township Recreation Association for the purpose of the current project to refurbish the Pine Cone Zone children's play area. Joe was one of the original "Construction Captains" when the Pine Cone Zone was first built. A visitation will be held on Saturday, October 5th from 9:00 to 11:00 AM and a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM at St. Nicholas Church, 525 St. Louis Ave, Egg Harbor City. Interment will immediately follow at Egg Harbor City Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Wimberg Funeral Home in Egg Harbor City 609-965-0357. For condolences, please visit wimbergfuneralhome.com.
Ringgold, Karen Rene, - 59, of Atlantic City, was born October 9, 1959, to Jacqueline E. and William E. Ringgold. She departed this life on September 27, 2019, after a courageous battle with a lengthy illness. Karen was a lifelong resident of Atlantic City. She attended local public schools and graduated from Atlantic City High School Class of 1978. She continued her educational pursuits and graduated from Richard Stockton College. Karen began her professional career with the City of Atlantic City in the Tax Assessor's office. In 2003, she transferred to the Mayor's Office where she served as Executive Secretary for the Langford Administration. Ultimately, she returned to the Assessor's office and became the Deputy Tax Assessor for the city until retiring in 2014 after 31 years of service. She was adventurous, competitive, and had a heart of gold. Above all else, she adored her family especially her son, sister, and grandchildren. Karen was predeceased by: her parents and her sister, Adrienne. She leaves to mourn: her son, Antar Gray, Sr.; her grandson, Antar Gray, Jr.; her granddaughter, Amani Gray; two nephews, Jared Barnette and Thomas Bullock; goddaughters Mashonda James, Waliya & Tyiese Jones, and Julie Johnson and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 11AM, Saturday, October 5, 2019, All Wars Memorial Building, 1510 Adriatic Avenue, Atlantic City, where friends may call from 9AM. Interment to follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Pleasantville. Arrangements entrusted to Greenidge Funeral Homes, Atlantic City, where condolences may be left at www.greenidgefuneralhomes.com.
Potler, Harold B. "Boots", - 95, former longtime resident of Margate City, NJ, passed away at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, MA on September 16, 2019. Boots was born in Atlantic City, NJ on June 3rd, 1924, the son of the late Nathan and Minnie (Weintrob) Potler. He graduated from Atlantic City High School and enrolled in the University of Virginia, where he received an economics degree. His education was interrupted by World War II when he enlisted in the Navy. After spending a year at the Harvard midshipman school he was deployed to the Pacific theater from 1942-1945, where he was commissioned a Lieutenant (jg) and served on the Destroyer Escort USS George E. Davis. His experience in the Navy proved to be defining. He noted that his service gave him lifelong friends from a variety of backgrounds, an openness to new experiences, and a commitment to learning. This experience fostered an intense interest in people from all walks of life which influenced him for the years to come. After the war, Boots continued his formal education, receiving his MBA from the Harvard School of Business Administration in the class of 1947. His early professional life included an executive position for a large company in Philadelphia. From 1952-1973 he was a partner in Capitol Furniture Company of Atlantic City. Boots later founded and became president of Whalon's Furniture and Design stores in Ship Bottom, Avalon, Villas, and Absecon, NJ. During this time he was an adjunct professor at Richard Stockton State College and also served on various Boards both corporate and non-profit. He retired from business in 1997 but continued active service to his community, particularly CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and later mentored school children in Pittsfield, MA. Boots and his wife Arlene spent the last 5 years at Kimball Farms Independent Life Care in Lenox, MA. He always enjoyed the wonderful staff and interesting residents. He thought that the fine fare and good friends there made every night a dinner party. His friends would agree that Boots, with his ready smile, warmth, humility, and sharp wit contributed to the enjoyment of life at Kimball Farms. Boots' time with his treasured family was his main interest in life, and they loved and admired him in turn. His family will forever miss him, but his spirit and example will continue to inspire them. Boots is survived by his wife, the former Arlene Snyder, whom he "swept off her feet" with his Hollywood good looks and married 70 years ago; his son, Dr. Andrew Potler his wife, Marcia Powdermaker; son-in-law Martin Vega; grandson Natan Vega Potler; granddaughter Hannah Potler Espie and husband Charles Espie; great-grandson Alexander Espie; sister Alia Sayegh, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his beloved daughter, Cathy Potler, Esq. FINNERTY & STEVENS FUNERAL HOME in Great Barrington, MA is caring for the arrangements. To send remembrances to his family please go to www.finnertyandstevens.com
Ringgold, Karen Rene, - 59, of Mays Landing, was born October 9, 1959, to Jacqueline E. and William E. Ringgold. She departed this life on September 27, 2019, after a courageous battle with a lengthy illness. Karen was a lifelong resident of Atlantic City. She attended local public schools and graduated from Atlantic City High School Class of 1978. She continued her educational pursuits and graduated from Richard Stockton College. Karen began her professional career with the City of Atlantic City in the Tax Assessor's office. In 2003, she transferred to the Mayor's Office where she served as Executive Secretary for the Langford Administration. Ultimately, she returned to the Assessor's Office and became the Deputy Tax Assessor for the city until retiring in 2014, after 31 years of service. She was adventurous, competitive, and had a heart of gold. Above all else, she adored her family especially her son, sister, and grandchildren. Karen was predeceased by: her parents and her sister, Adrienne. She leaves to mourn: her son, Antar Gray, Sr.; grandchildren, Antar, Jr. and Amani Gray; nephews, Jared Barnette and Thomas Bullock; goddaughters Mashonda James, Waliya & Tyiese Jones, and Julie Johnson and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 11AM, Saturday, October 5, 2019, All Wars Memorial Building, 1510 Adriatic Avenue, Atlantic City, where friends may call from 9AM. Interment to follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Pleasantville. Arrangements entrusted to Greenidge Funeral Homes, Atlantic City, where condolences may be left at www.greenidgefuneralhomes.com.
Solomon, Norma, - 78, of Villas, NJ passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019. Born in Darby, PA to the late Edgar and Marion Grace, Norma was a retired manager from William Penn Elementary School. She enjoyed gardening and has been an area resident since 2001. She also enjoyed her grandchildren and loved being a grandmother. Norma survived by her children William (Constance) Solomon, Helen (Jim) Marchesano, and Marion Grace, 9 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, brother Edgar (Pat) Grace, sister-in-law Marilyn Grace, and many nieces and nephews. She was also survived by her husband Edward, who recently passed away on September 30, 2019. A memorial service for Norma and Edward Solomon will be held at 3 pm on Saturday, October 26, 2019, at the Evoy Funeral Home, 3218 Bayshore Rd, N Cape May, NJ; friends may call one hour prior to service from 2 pm 3 pm. Inurnment will follow service at Cold Spring Cemetery, 780 Seashore Rd., Cape May, NJ. Contribution in memory of Norma can be made to the Salvation Army, 22 South Texas Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401. Condolences can be shared at www.EvoyFuneralHome.com.
Burr, Lavonne Darlene, - 61, of Egg Harbor Township, was called home on Monday, September 30th. Born on February 7th, 1958 in Atlantic City, NJ. She lived in South Jersey her entire life and attended Absegami High School. Lavonne was a loved member of Lighthouse Community Church. Her light was most illuminated through her fierce love and commitment to God through her love for her family, contagious sense of humor and enthusiastic zest for life. Lavonne is survived by her loving husband David, mother Marion Allen, eight children James Green (Michelle) Oniek Lemons (Danielle), Tiffany Lemons, Keison Burr, Kimberly Posey, Quavaun Burr, Cameron Posey and Daivon Burr and special granddaughter Ajanae Lemons. Also, ten precious grandchildren and twelve beloved brothers and sisters. Lavonne is being greeted by her deceased father Booker Graves, dad Walter Allen and her two sisters Patricia Jones, Carolyn Martin. A viewing for Lavonne will be held on Saturday, October 5th from 10 am to 11 am at Lighthouse Community Church, 1311 S Main St, Pleasantville, NJ, immediately followed by an 11 am service and repass. Arrangements by the George H. Wimberg Funeral Home, Linwood Ventnor. Condolences can be extended to the family at ghwimberg.com