William M. Neil
William MacFarlane Neil died Nov. 15, 2010.
He was born in Glasgow, Scotland on Feb. 2, 1920. He came to this country in September 1925, settled in Gary, Indiana, and grew up there. He graduated from Emerson High School in 1937. He was then employed by Gary State Bank and attended Gary College. He won a Competitive Exam Quill Scholarship to the University of Chicago in 1940. His studies were interrupted when he was inducted into the U.S. Armed Services in 1941 and became a member of the Military Police. Later he transferred into the Air Force as an Aviation Cadet. He married Mary Nulton of Gary, Indiana on Oct. 24, 1942. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in August 1943. He was assigned to B-24 training and was sent overseas to Italy to join the 513th Squadron of the 376th Bomb Group (B24H). He flew 51 combat missions as group lead bombardier and earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with five Oak Clusters. He returned to the U.S. as an instructor and was honorably discharged May 1945. He completed his studies at the University of Chicago, earning B.A., M.A. and Ph.D degrees in history. He joined the faculty of Indiana University Northwest Campus as an instructor, but served as acting director from 1959 to 1963. He was chairman of the History Department from 1963 to 1968 and dean of faculties 1969 to 1973. He was appointed a Danforth Foundation National Scholar and was Quill Professor of History until 1985 when he retired as Professor Emeritus. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa academic fraternity and was a celebrated scholar and author of several articles and a book on the territories of the Far West. He was a talented bagpiper, avid reader and enjoyed photography, traveling and gardening.
He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Neil.
Survivors include a daughter, Leslie Clarke of Galloway, a son, William Stewart Neil of Demotte, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and extended family.
A service of memory and love was offered Nov. 23 from St. Peter’s United Methodist Church in Ocean City. Burial is private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850. (Helping Military Families). www.fisherhouse.org. The Godfrey Funeral Home of Ocean City and Palermo had charge of arrangements.
Joseph W. Barlow, 50
EGG HARBOR – Joseph Walter Barlow, 50, died Nov. 14, 2010 at the home of his daughter.
He was predeceased by his parents, John and Charlotte Howard Barlow; and his brother John Barlow.
Survivors include daughters, Mary Gregory Barlow of Egg Harbor, Charlotte Gorman of Philadelphia and Essense Gregory Brown; two sisters, Charlotte Barlow of Ocean View, and Terri Jenkins of Pleasantville; close friend, Jacqui Gregory of Egg Harbor; nephews, a niece, and extended family.
A cremation without a viewing was requested. A gathering was held Nov. 21 in Egg Harbor City.
Silvia M. Barthold, 66
DEPTFORD – Silvia M. Barthold (nee Lucas), 66, of Deptford, died Nov. 15, 2010.
She was born in Camden and had been a resident of Deptford since 1962. A graduate of Camden High School, she was the state field director and administrator for the NJ Education Foundation affiliated with the Miss America Organization. Her passion over the past several years has been the Miss New Jersey Education Foundation, working with the young women of the state in aiding them with their educational expenses.
Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Louis G. Barthold; and her sister, Joan M. Lucas of Margate.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Nov. 20 from St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church of Woodbury. Interment is in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Chews Landing. Memorial contributions may be made to the NJ Education Foundation, 135 Summit Ave. Deptford, NJ 08096. Funeral arrangements were in the care of the Smith Funeral Home of Mantua. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.smithfhmantua.com.
Elsie L. Boehler, 73
PALERMO – Elsie Lou Boehler (nee Schumacher), 73, of Palermo, died Nov. 17, 2010 at her home.
Born in Long Branch, she was formerly of Marlboro, was a resident of West Keansburg for over 30 years, and had been an area resident since 1988. She was a member of Red Hat Society, Rosary Society of St. Ann’s Church in Keansburg and had volunteered at the Bayshore Senior Center in Keansburg.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Al Boehler of Palermo; two sons, Alfred J. Boehler III of Manahawkin, and Michael A. Boehler of Leighton, Pa.; a daughter, Cindy Hoolahan of Tuckerton; nine grandchildren and extended family.
She was predeceased by a son, Thomas; and daughter, Maryann.
A memorial Mass was offered Nov. 22 from Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church in Ocean City. Interment was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Keyport. Memorial contributions may be made to Love of Linda, PO Box 1053, Wildwood, NJ 08260. The Godfrey Funeral Home of Ocean City and Palermo had charge of arrangements.
Ann Breckley, 81
WILLIAMSTOWN – Ann Breckley, 81, of Williamstown, died Nov. 9, 2010 at Kennedy Hospital in Turnersville.
She worked as a secretary for 4-H in Gloucester County for many years, retiring in 1991.
She was predeceased by her parents, William and Mary Breckley; and a brother, William P. Breckley.
Survivors include many cousins and friends and caretaker, Becky Bruderek and Dina Dimarro.
A graveside funeral service was offered Nov. 22 in Seaside Cemetery, Palermo. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. The Godfrey Funeral Home of Ocean City and Palermo had charge of arrangements.
John A. Brown, 93
OCEAN CITY – John A. B. “Jack” Brown, 93, of Ocean City, died Nov. 20, 2010 at the Shores at Wesley Manor in Ocean City.
Born in Scotland, he was formerly of north Jersey, and an Ocean City resident for 51 years. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Coast Guard before his honorable discharge in 1946. He was a member of the Radio Club of Somers Point and was an avid radio operator in the Coast Guard, Navy and civilian time. He was a member of the Ocean City Exchange Club, the Ocean City Masonic Lodge, Ocean City Masonic Club and St. Peter’s United Methodist Church in Ocean City.
He is survived by his wife, Agnes “Nan” Brown (nee Struthers) of Ocean City.
A graveside funeral service will be offered Saturday, Nov. 27 at 12:30 p.m. in Cape May County Veterans Cemetery, Cape May Court House. The Godfrey Funeral Home of Ocean City and Palermo had charge of arrangements.
Burke Sr., 94
OCEAN CITY – Kenneth John Burke Sr., 94, of Ocean City, died Nov. 20, 2010.
Born in Shickshinny, Pa. to Louis and Pansy Burke, he lived in Philadelphia, Pa. for many years prior to moving to Ocean City. He served in World War II and worked as a HVAC mechanic before opening his own business, Adelco Sales & Service, Inc. He was a lifetime member of the Oddfellows.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Ruth; daughter, Wendy Kern of Egg Harbor Township; son, Kenneth J. Burke Jr. of Forest Hill, Md.; grandchildren Michael Kern and Brian Burke; and extended family.
There will be a memorial service on Saturday, Nov. 27 at noon at St. John Lutheran Church, 10th and Central Avenue, Ocean City. Visitation will be held at the church from 11 a.m. to the time of the service. Memorial contributions maybe made to St. John Lutheran Church, 1001 Central Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226; or The Shores at Wesley Manor Fellowship Fund, 2201 Bay Avenue, Ocean City, NJ. The Godfrey Funeral Home of Ocean City and Palermo had charge of arrangements.
Charles F. Butler, 85
NORTHFIELD – Charles F. Butler, 85, of Northfield, died Nov. 17, 2010.
Survivors include a sister, Evelyn Johnson of Pleasantville; and other relatives.
Funeral services were Nov. 23 at Morning Star Church of Pleasantville. Arrangements were by the Adams-Perfect Funeral Home, Northfield.
OCEAN CITY – Madeline B. Cairnes (nee Quinn), 95, of Ocean City, died Nov. 19, 2010.
Born in and formerly of Philadelphia, Pa., she was an Ocean City resident since 1952. She worked in the Ocean City High School cafeteria for 19 years. She was very involved in her church, St. Augustine’s in Ocean City.
Survivors include four children, Matthew J. of Egg Harbor Township, and Joseph D., Kathleen P. Geller, and Dennis J., all of Ocean City; 14 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and extended family.
She was predeceased by her husband, Matthew J. Cairnes; and granddaughter, Victoria Cairnes.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Nov. 23 from St. Augustine’s R.C. Church in Ocean City. Burial followed mass in Seaside Cemetery, Palermo. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Redeemer Hospice, 1801 North US Highway 9, Swainton, NJ, 08210; Covenant House, 929 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401; or St. Vincent DePaul Society, c/o St. Augustine’s RC Church, 1310 Ocean Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226. The Godfrey Funeral Home of Ocean City and Palermo had charge of arrangements.
Elsie M. Edwards, 86
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Elsie M. Edwards, 86, of Egg Harbor Township, died Nov. 15, 2010 at Mainland Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation in Pleasantville.
She was born in Totowa, residing in Patterson, Fairlawn, Oakridge, moving to Little Egg Harbor in 1972. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Tuckerton.
Survivors include her son, George of Somers Point; sisters, Anne Hutton of Patterson and Loretta Kloosterman of Kingman, Ariz.; and one grandchild.
Burial is private. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church of Tuckerton, 126 N. Green St., Tuckerton, N.J., 08087. Arrangements in the care of Wood Funeral Home of Tuckerton.
Elizabeth A. Ford, 87
NORTH CAPE MAY – Elizabeth A. Ford, 87, of North Cape May, died Nov. 16, 2010 at Courthouse Convalescent Center.
Born in Philadelphia and formerly a 20-year resident of Ocean City, she had been a Cape May area resident for eight years.
Survivors include her daughters, Joyce Ford Gradel of Chicago, Ill., and Elizabeth Lolli of Del Haven; sons, James J. of Shephardstown, W.V., Richard of Granite Bay, Calif., and Stephen of Philadelphia, Pa.; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and extended family.
She was predeceased by her husband, James J.; and son, Robert.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Nov. 20 at St. Augustine RC Church in Ocean City. Interment is private. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, P.O. Box 214, Elizabeth, NJ 07207, The Evoy Funeral Home of North Cape May had charge of arrangements.
ATLANTIC CITY – Thomas Michael McGee, 64, of Atlantic City, died Nov. 15, 2010 at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center-City Division in Atlantic City.
Born Dec. 11, 1945 in Philadelphia, Pa., he spent most of his life in Atlantic City. He retired after many years of service from employment as a letter carrier for the Margate and Atlantic City post offices. He was fondly known as “Tom the Mailman.” His last employment was with the City of Atlantic City as the mailroom supervisor. He was a well-known pool player at the Wonder Bar in Atlantic City. He enjoyed horse racing and poker.
He was predeceased by his father, Frank McGee Sr.; and his brother, Frank McGee.
Survivors include his daughter, Denise Meredith of Atlantic City; sons, Rick of North Jersey and Jerry of Ocean City; four grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; his mother, Eleanor McGee of Philadelphia, Pa.; brothers, James and Rick of Philadelphia, Pa.; a sister, Joan Brown of New York.
Services are private. A gathering will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements are by the Gormley Funeral Home LLC of Atlantic City.
Mary E. Moore, 93
LINWOOD – Mary Ellen Moore, 93, of Linwood, died Nov. 16, 2010 in Somers Point.
She worked at Needlecraft Clothing for many years on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, was a model for McCullough Model Agency of Margate and was a fashion coordinator at the Atlantic City Race Course.
Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Howard E. Moore.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Nov. 23 at Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church in Linwood. Interment was in Laurel Memorial Park, Egg Harbor Township. Arrangements by the George H. Wimberg Funeral Home.
Helen M. Neill, 83
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Helen M. Neill, 83, of Egg Harbor Township, died Nov. 15, 2010.
She was formerly of Somers Point. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., and was an area resident all her life. She worked at New Jersey Bell Telephone as an operator for a number of years. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Somers Point.
She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas P. Neill.
Survivors include six sons, Thomas of Smithville, Mike of Somers Point, Dennis of Margate, Joe of Beesley’s Point, Patrick of Egg Harbor Township and Tim of Tennessee; two brothers, Joseph Veit of Northfield and Richard of Galloway Township; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
A funeral mass was celebrated Nov. 19 from St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Somers Point. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery in Mays Landing. Funeral arrangements were by the Middleton-Stroble & Zale Funeral Home in Somers Point.
Lee D. Stiefbold, 46
GALLOWAY – Lee David Stiefbold, 46, of Galloway, died Nov. 12, 2010 in AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Galloway.
He graduated from the Mill Road School in Northfield, Mainland Regional High School in Linwood, and Stockton State College with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics.
Survivors include his parents, Robert J. and Joanne C. Stiefbold; a sister, Lynn Derrick of Orlando, Fla.; a brother, Blair Stiefbold of Hamilton; his fiancee, Lisa Biello of Phoenixville, Pa.; and extended family.
Funeral services were offered Nov. 17 at Central United Methodist Church in Linwood. Memorial contributions may be made to Central United Methodist Church, Central Avenue and Shore Road, Linwood, NJ 08221; or to Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226. Arrangements were by the Adams-Perfect Funeral Home, Northfield.