Gregory Adams, 73
OCEAN CITY – Gregory Adams, 73, of Ocean City, died July 28, 2010 at his home.
Born in Mt. Holly, he was formerly of Bridgewater, and was a resident of Ocean City for nine years. He was an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Navy. He worked for AT&T/Bell Labs in the Physics-Research Lab in Murray Hill for 37 years before his retirement in 1999.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret M. Adams (nee Del Piano) of Ocean City; three children, Christine M. Pirone of Ocean City, Steve G. of Bristow, Va., Stefanie A. Lindsay of Norristown, Pa.; six grandchildren; and two sisters, Mabel Johnson and Edna Adams, both of Delran.
He was predeceased by a brother, Charles Adams.
Funeral services were Aug. 2 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Egg Harbor Township. Burial followed in Seaside Cemetery, Palermo. Memorial contributions may be made to either Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 7004 Ridge Ave., Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234, or Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA), 912 Killian Hill Road SW, Lilburn, GA 30047 or online at www.lbda.org. Arrangements were in the care of The Godfrey Funeral Home of Palermo.
Beatrice J. Bonner, 69
WOODBINE – Beatrice June “Bonnie” Bonner, 69, of Woodbine, died July 22, 2010.
She was born July 8, 1941 to William and Beatrice Cavanagh in New York. She graduated from Bellevue School of Nursing in New York City, began her career in nursing and administration, and of caring for the ill and helping others in need. In retirement, she remained active through volunteering and community service, including St. Peter’s Methodist Church in Ocean City, and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. She was an avid cook and accomplished chef, enjoyed gardening and canning, traveling throughout the U.S. and Europe, photography, collecting stamps and coins and was a lifetime fan of the New York Yankees.
Survivors include her sister, Irene Enright; two daughters, Laura Bonner and Anne Marie Bonner; grandchildren, Emily Anne Bonner and Arthur Pawley; nieces, nephews and extended family.
She was predeceased by her parents, her sister, Patricia Wilkens; and a granddaughter.
A life celebration will be held Monday, Aug. 9 at 1 p.m. at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, Eighth Street and Central Avenue in Ocean City. Memorial contributions may be made to Sister Jean’s Kitchen in Atlantic City, through Friends of Jean Webster, Inc., P.O. Box 5146, Atlantic City, NJ 08404. Arrangements are by the Godfrey Funeral Home of Ocean City and Palermo.
Veronica A. Fisher
MARMORA – Veronica A. “Ronnie” Fisher, of Marmora, has died.
Born in Shenandoah, Pa., she had lived in Ocean City for many years before moving to Marmora in 2002. She was an Registered Nurse for St. Mary’s Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. before her retirement. After retirement she continued as a caretaker for anyone in need. She was a member of Church of the Resurrection in Marmora. She was a member of the Upper Township Senior Citizens Center, where she loved to play cards; and was an avid baker.
She was predeceased by her husband, Robert.
Survivors include her children, Barbara Pontoriero of Parkland, Fla., Robert of Marmora and William of Carmel, Ind.; five grandchildren; a sister, Victoria Boyuka of Hollywood, Fla.; and extended family.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Aug. 4 from the Church of the Resurrection in Marmora. Burial followed in Cape May County Veterans Cemetery, Cape May Court House. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Redeemer Hospice, 1801 Route 9 North, Swainton, NJ 08210. Arrangements were by The Godfrey Funeral Home of Palermo.
John L. Langley, 90
PETERSBURG – John L. Langley, 90, of Petersburg, died July 29, 2010 at his home.
Born in Tuckahoe, he was owner and operator of the Langley Funeral Home in Tuckahoe, retiring in 1988. He served three terms as Cape May County coroner. A World War II Army veteran, he was a member of Tuckahoe United Methodist Church, served as Trustee and Treasurer, and was a Past Master and 65-year member of Star Lodge No. 65 F&AM in Tuckahoe. He was also a life member of the Upper Township Rescue Squad, the NRA and the West Jersey Funeral Directors Association. He was a member of National Funeral Director Association, New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association, past president of Upper Township Chamber of Commerce and the Upper Township Lions, Trustee for Head of the River Church and Cemetery Assoc., American Legion Post No. 239 of Tuckahoe, VFW Post 8695 of Marmora, Cape May County Lodge No. 7 F.O.P., AARP; Tuckahoe Volunteer Fire Department; a 10-year member of the Upper Township Board of Education; and a member of Observer Corps after World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Claire; daughters, Jackie, Judy, and Carole; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Aug. 1 at the Langley-Loveland Funeral Home of Tuckahoe. Burial is private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Upper Township Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 205, Tuckahoe NJ 08250.
Shirley J. Luddy, 74
SOMERS POINT – Shirley J. Luddy, 74, of Somers Point, died July 27, 2010 in Shore Memorial Hospital, Somers Point.
Born in Mt. Holly, she had lived in Ocean City before moving to Somers Point 34 years ago. She was devoted to her family and her Christian faith. She was voted Miss Somers Point 1951. She had worked as a unit clerk for Shore Memorial Hospital for almost 40 years before retirement.
She was predeceased by her husband, James Luddy, Jr.
Survivors include her five children, Dartt F. of Somers Point, Michael J. of Princeton, Brenda J. Ball of Egg Harbor Township, Timothy of Philadelphia, Pa. and Donna K. Luddy of Galloway; two sisters, Patricia Powell of Somers Point and Gwen Gardner of Pemberton; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A service of memory and love was offered July 30 from the Godfrey Funeral Home of Palermo. Burial was private and at her family’s convenience. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, One Union St., Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691.
Loretta A. Morris
SOMERS POINT – Loretta A. “Lola” Morris (nee Haggerty), of Somers Point, died July 26, 2010.
She was formerly of Lafayette Hill. She graduated from Little Flower High School. While residing in Somers Point, she was active in its Republican committee. She was the wife of the late John M. Wynne Sr. and William J. Morris.
Survivors include children, John M. Jr., William J. Wynne and Michele Silverhorn; siblings, Joseph and Collette Haggerty and Patricia Edney; and five grandchildren.
A memorial mass was offered July 29 at St. Philip Neri Church in Lafayette Hill, Pa. Interment was private. Memorial contributions may be made to the AJ Foundation for children with Autism, P.O. Box 234, Wycombe, PA 18980. Arrangements were by the Lownes Funeral Home of Lafayette Hill.
Thomas J. Palermo, 84
SEAVILLE – Thomas J. Palermo, 84, of Seaville, died July 30, 2010 at the Ocean View Center in Ocean View.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was formerly of Howell Township before moving to Seaville four months ago. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army before his honorable discharge. He worked as an electrical engineer for Bell Telephone Labs in Holmdel for 38 years before retirement in 1989. He was a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus in Howell Township.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Palermo (nee Occhiuzzo) of Seaville; three children, Joseph M. of Ocean City, Thomas of West Milford, and Sister Dolores Marie Palermo, C.R. of Castleton, N.Y.; a brother, Pat Palermo of Levittown, Long Island, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A Mass of Resurrection was offered Aug. 2 the Church of the Resurrection in Marmora. Burial followed in Seaside Cemetery, Palermo. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Redeemer Hospice, 1801 Route 9 North, Swainton, NJ 08210. The Godfrey Funeral Home of Ocean City and Palermo was entrusted with arrangements.
Barbara B. Rizzo, 73
SOMERS POINT – Barbara B. Rizzo (nee Macartney), 73, of Somers Point, died July 26, 2010.
Born in Philadelphia, Pa., she was a longtime resident of Medford Lakes before moving to Somers Point. She was an executive assistant for the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) in Atlantic City.
She was predeceased by siblings Robert A. Macartney, Thomas J. Macartney and Blanche Valken.
Survivors include children, Suzanne Rizzo of Medford Lakes and Michael J. of Somers Point; siblings, Kathryn O’Connor and William F. Macartney, both of Philadelphia, Pa., and Maryanne Benson of Florida.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated July 29 at St. Mary of the Lakes R.C. Church in Medford. Interment was private. Memorial contributions may be made to charity of donor’s choice. Condolences can be sent at www.lechnerfuneralhome.com
Kenneth A. Young, 82
DENNISVILLE – Kenneth A. Young, 82, of Dennisville, died July 29, 2010.
Born in Petersburg to Amasa and Mabel (Wriggins) Young, he was a lifetime resident of the area. He was an Army veteran of World War II. An avid hunter and fisherman, he loved the outdoors and riding his bicycle.
Survivors include his children, John D. of Petersburg, Darin W. of Dennisville, Donna M. Nichols of Dennisville, Bonnie R. Baum of Arizona, and Kenneth A., Jr. of Somers Point; six sisters, Ada Devlin, Myrtle Young, Ida Cassidy, Elva Hearon, Virginia Platt, and Janice Demarest; two brothers, Edward and Donald; 18 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Jane Young; daughter, Arlene Mason; and brother, Hobie Young.
Funeral services were held Aug. 3 at the Radzieta Funeral Home in Cape May Court House. Interment was in Head of the River Cemetery in Estell Manor.
Catharine A. Kruk, 98
OCEAN CITY – Catharine A. Kruk (nee Keller), 98, of Ocean City, died Aug. 2, 2010 at Shore Memorial Hospital in Somers Point.
Born in Philadelphia, Pa., she was formerly of Seaville. She was a resident of Ocean City since 1986, and was an active member of St. Frances Cabrini Church in Ocean City.
She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph S. Kruk.
Survivors include many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Saturday, Aug. 7, at 11 a.m. from St. Frances Cabrini R. C. Church, Second Street at Atlantic Avenue, Ocean City, where friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of mass. Burial will follow in Seaside Cemetery, Palermo.
Memorial contributions may be made to either St. Frances Cabrini R. C. Church, 114 Atlantic Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226 or Sisters of Mercy, 1645 US #22, Watchung, NJ 07069. The Godfrey Funeral Home of Ocean City and Palermo has charge of arrangements.