• January 26, 2020

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Wednesday 01/22/2020
Margaret P. ‘Peg’ Madonna, 91
Posted: January 22, 2020 - 10:08 am

Margaret P. “Peg” Madonna (nee Videtto), age 91, of Ocean City, NJ, formerly of Drexel Hill, PA and Jupiter, FL, died on January 19, 2020.

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Joan Roberta Anderson, 84
Updated: January 22, 2020 - 10:08 am

Joan Roberta (nee LeBrocq) Anderson, age 84, of Ocean City, NJ, formerly of Broomall, PA, passed away on January 18, 2020.

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Wednesday 01/15/2020
A. Winifred Morrette, 94
Posted: January 15, 2020 - 9:25 am

A. Winifred Morrette, 94, formerly of Ocean City, NJ, passed away peacefully to meet her Savior on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Pleasant Acres, York, PA. She was the daughter of the late Alma Jessie Morrette and a member of First Presbyterian Church of Ocean City. She is survived by several cousins. Burial will be at Mt Zion Cemetery in Churchtown, Pa following a graveside service led by Rev Debbie Heisley-Cato. Arrangements are being made by Gladfelter Funeral Home, Inc.

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Mary A. Lombardi, 89
Posted: January 15, 2020 - 9:25 am

Mary A. Lombardi, 89, of Ocean City, NJ passed away peacefully on Monday, January 13, 2020.

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Marie A. Repici, 88
Posted: January 15, 2020 - 9:24 am

Marie A. Repici, 88, of Sarasota, Florida formerly of Ocean City, NJ passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.  Born in Wildwood, NJ she had been a longtime Ocean City resident.

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Wendell Woolman, 99
Posted: January 15, 2020 - 9:25 am

Wendell Woolman of Ocean City departed from this world on January 8th at the age of 99. He grew up in Hulmeville, PA. He served during World War II in the Coast Guard in the Pacific and participated in the liberation of the Philippines. Wen was decorated for valor in combat. He later married his beloved Doris, who left this world a year ago at age 100. They had moved to Ocean City in the early 1960’s and Wen worked with office equipment throughout South Jersey before greatly enjoying tending bar at Tuckahoe Inn and Buck Tavern. Wen loved to surf fish. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family. His Funeral Service and Interment are private. For condolences to the family, visit www.godfreyfuneralhome.com.

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Wednesday 01/08/2020
Daniel J. Pfister, 68
Posted: January 08, 2020 - 10:49 am

Daniel J. Pfister of Girdwood, Alaska, age 68, died suddenly on Dec. 29, 2019.  

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Doris Virginia Mulford
Posted: January 08, 2020 - 10:49 am

Doris Virginia Mulford, Sister, Aunt, Great-Aunt, Great-Great Aunt & Dear Friend, quietly passed away and entered the presence of her Savior on Sunday, December 22, 2019, at 11:25 AM. 

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Mary T. Leypoldt, 93
Posted: January 08, 2020 - 10:48 am

Mary T. Leypoldt, 93, of Ocean City, NJ passed away peacefully, Friday, December 27, 2019 at The Bridges with her family by her side.

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Harvey A. Fischer, Jr. 97
Posted: January 08, 2020 - 10:23 am

Fischer, Harvey A., Jr., 97, of Ocean City, passed away on Sunday, December 29 at The Shores at Wesley Manor.  Born 1922 in Philadelphia to the late Harvey A. and Mabel (nee Demberger) Fischer, Harvey graduated from Northeast High School in 1940 and began his career with Bell of Pennsylvania later that same year, retiring in 1985.  He proudly served in the U.S. Army’s 66th Signal Battalion from 1943-1946, first in the European Theater and later in the Allied Occupation of Japan.  In 1950, Harvey married Alba Rose DiZio, who predeceased him in 2015 after 65 years of marriage.  He earned a degree in Business Administration from the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science (Philadelphia University) in 1972.  Harvey held several part-time jobs in retirement but was especially fond of his volunteer work for the ShopRite LPGA.  He was a congregant of St. John Lutheran Church and a member of Masonic Lodge #3 in Philadelphia.  

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Friday 01/03/2020
Doris Virginia Mulford
Posted: January 03, 2020 - 9:43 am

Doris Virginia Mulford, Sister, Aunt, Great-Aunt, Great-Great Aunt & Dear Friend, quietly passed away and entered the presence of her Savior on Sunday, December 22, 2019, at 11:25 AM. 

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Harvey A. Fischer, Jr. 97
Posted: January 03, 2020 - 9:40 am

Fischer, Harvey A., Jr., 97, of Ocean City, passed away on Sunday, December 29 at The Shores at Wesley Manor.  Born 1922 in Philadelphia to the late Harvey A. and Mabel (nee Demberger) Fischer, Harvey graduated from Northeast High School in 1940 and began his career with Bell of Pennsylvania later that same year, retiring in 1985.  He proudly served in the U.S. Army’s 66th Signal Battalion from 1943-1946, first in the European Theater and later in the Allied Occupation of Japan.  In 1950, Harvey married Alba Rose DiZio, who predeceased him in 2015 after 65 years of marriage.  He earned a degree in Business Administration from the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science (Philadelphia University) in 1972.  Harvey held several part-time jobs in retirement but was especially fond of his volunteer work for the ShopRite LPGA.  He was a congregant of St. John Lutheran Church and a member of Masonic Lodge #3 in Philadelphia.  

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Mary T. Leypoldt, 93
Posted: January 03, 2020 - 9:42 am

Mary T. Leypoldt, 93, of Ocean City, NJ passed away peacefully, Friday, December 27, 2019 at The Bridges with her family by her side.

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Thursday 12/26/2019
Eugene Wesley Wilde, Jr., 74
Posted: December 26, 2019 - 9:32 am

Eugene Wesley Wilde, Jr., “Wes” 74, of Ocean City, NJ passed away on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at his home with his family by his side.

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Wednesday 12/18/2019
John L. Doyle, 87
Posted: December 18, 2019 - 9:46 am

John L. “Jack” Doyle,  87, of Bainbridge, GA, formerly of Ocean City, passed away Friday, December 13, 2019. Ivey Funeral Home of Bainbridge, GA is assisting the family with arrangements. www.iveyfuneral.com

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Louis Victor Castagna, Jr., 80
Posted: December 18, 2019 - 9:46 am

Louis Victor Castagna, Jr. age 80, passed away December 10, 2019 at home surrounded by loved ones.

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Wednesday 12/11/2019
James T. Simmington, 44
Posted: December 11, 2019 - 9:22 am

On Sunday, December 1, 2019, James (Jim) T. Simmington, loving husband of Phoebe and father to Kylie and Jack, peacefully passed away in his home.  

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Thursday 12/05/2019
James T. Simmington, 44
Posted: December 05, 2019 - 1:45 pm

On Sunday, December 1, 2019, James (Jim) T. Simmington, loving husband of Phoebe and father to Kylie and Jack, peacefully passed away in his home.  

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Wednesday 11/27/2019
Eileen Lilly, 76
Posted: November 27, 2019 - 9:49 am

Eileen Lilly (nee Zwolak) – 76, passed away peacefully in her home on November 25, 2019, surrounded by her children. Over the last ten years, Eileen has lived her life to the fullest by caring for her family, travelling the world and working in a career she enjoyed, while quietly and courageously battling her cancers. Eileen was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, where she graduated from Mastbaum High School in 1960. After her marriage to John Earl Lilly and starting a family, Eileen moved to Ocean City, NJ in 1973, where the family remained. Eileen was passionate about family and work. She owned and operated The Fireplace Country before obtaining her Real Estate License. Eileen spent the remainder of her career as a successful realtor in Ocean City, which provided her the opportunity to raise her five children in a close-knit, loving family. Eileen’s goal was to keep her family close and took that to a new level by selling them all homes within a 5 mile radius of her own. She was a phone call or short ride away.  If you ever needed to find Eileen or her family, you could swing by her house any Thursday evening, where she hosted “Thursday night dinner” for the people she loved most. Eileen loved nothing more than spending time with her family at home and on various vacations. She loved Disney World, making it an annual trip from the time her children were small until her passing. She also liked to go on cruises with her family and was looking forward to one this winter that will sail with only her memories present.

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Maureen Q. Harrigan, 92
Posted: November 27, 2019 - 9:48 am

Maureen Q. Harrigan (nee Quirk) at Cadbury of Cherry Hill, NJ. Formerly of Ocean City, NJ, Lower Gwynedd, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. Died November 23, 2019. Age 92. 

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Nancy June Clark
Posted: November 27, 2019 - 9:47 am

Nancy June Clark passed away on November 13, 2019 at the age of 84 after a long, difficult battle with Parkinson’s disease. She was surrounded by family and friends when she passed. 

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Tommy Miles Jr.
Posted: November 27, 2019 - 9:46 am

Tommy Miles Jr. of Ocean City, NJ passed away with his family Sunday morning, Nov. 24, 2019, in Browns Mills, NJ.

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Wednesday 11/06/2019
George Thomas Bauder, 80
Posted: November 06, 2019 - 11:40 am

George Thomas Bauder, 80, of Bonita Springs, Fl died October 29, 2019 at home. George was born July 25, 1939 in Philadelphia Pa, the only child of Wilson and Kathryn (Sladek) Bauder. He had been a resident of Bonita Springs since moving from Ocean City, NJ in 2012.

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The Hon. William J. Hughes, Sr.
Posted: November 06, 2019 - 11:41 am

Ambassador and former U.S. Congressman William (Bill) J. Hughes, Sr. of Ocean City, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at his home.  He was 87 years old.  

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Wednesday 10/30/2019
Jean Miller, 95
Posted: October 30, 2019 - 10:18 am

Miller, Jean, 95, of Ocean City. Passed away on October 26, 2019. Born in Cedar Brook, NJ She was raised in Ocean City and graduated from Ocean City High School. She met the love of her life John Miller on the beach in Ocean City. They married in 1942 and raised their family in Northfield. After John’s retirement they moved to San Diego, CA where they lived for twenty years. During that time, they enjoyed traveling throughout the world together. Jean will be remembered for being a class act, a perfect lady and for her deep love of family. She leaves behind her daughters Lynn Miller and Jan (Ron) Roegiers, her son Douglas Miller, 6 grandchildren; Fred (Maria) Moran, John (Heather) Moran, Kimberly (David) Hayden, Monica Miller, Doug (Carly) Miller, and Jamison (Jessica) Miller and 7 great grandchildren. A memorial service for Jean will be held, Friday November 1, 2019 at 11am, at The Godfrey Funeral Home, 644 South Shore Road, Palermo, NJ, where friends may call from 10am till the time of the service. Burial to follow at Seaside Cemetery.

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Wednesday 10/16/2019
Mary Lou Beitzel, 90
Posted: October 16, 2019 - 10:33 am

Mary Lou Beitzel, 90, of Redding, CT., longtime resident of Chappaqua, NY, passed away peacefully on September 26, 2019.  She was the loving wife of the late George “Spike” Beitzel.

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Jean Marie Tucker
Posted: October 16, 2019 - 10:31 am

Jean Marie (nee Davis) Tucker, born August 24, 1928 in Ocean City, NJ passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019 in Mays Landing, NJ.

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Dr. John Lawrence Elias
Updated: October 16, 2019 - 10:33 am

Dr. John Lawrence Elias, of Madison and Ocean City, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 surrounded by the love of his family.

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Elizabeth W. Campbell
Posted: October 16, 2019 - 10:24 am

Campbell, Elizabeth W. “Bannie” (nee Wentz). (October 9, 2019). 

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Wednesday 10/09/2019
Edwin C. Eckerson, 76
Posted: October 09, 2019 - 9:33 am

Edwin C. Eckerson, of Ocean City, NJ, passed away on September 28, 2019 at Shore Medical Center, Somers Point, NJ.  He was 76.  

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Wednesday 09/11/2019
Alan Glass
Posted: September 11, 2019 - 10:01 am

Alan Glass passed away Sept. 6, 2019. 

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Joy Weiler Cougle
Posted: September 11, 2019 - 10:00 am

Joy Weiler Cougle went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, at the age of 91. 

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Jean M. Bell, 82
Posted: September 11, 2019 - 9:59 am

Jean M. Bell, 82, passed away peacefully Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in her hometown of Ocean City, N. 

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Kenneth R. Meyers, 88
Posted: September 11, 2019 - 10:02 am

Kenneth R. Meyers, age 88, of Deland, Florida, passed away peacefully in Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL on August 31, 2019, following complications from surgery. He was born on June 15, 1931 in Philadelphia, PA.

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Wednesday 09/04/2019
Samuel Mark Rosenfeld, 69
Posted: September 04, 2019 - 9:29 am

Samuel Mark Rosenfeld, 69, of Seaville, NJ passed away peacefully at home on Monday, August 26, 2019.

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Harry Yoa, 101
Posted: September 04, 2019 - 9:30 am

Harry Yoa, age 101, of Ocean City peacefully slipped away at his home, surrounded by family, on Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

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Kathryn M. Brooks
Posted: September 04, 2019 - 9:24 am

Kathryn M. (nee Ralph) Brooks died August 26, 2019.  

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Monday 09/02/2019
Harry Yoa, 101
Posted: September 02, 2019 - 1:00 pm

Harry Yoa, age 101, of Ocean City peacefully slipped away at his home, surrounded by family, on Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

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Wednesday 08/28/2019
Andrew Terrence Grau, 76
Posted: August 28, 2019 - 10:13 am

Grau, Andrew Terrence “Terry”, 76, of Somers Point. Passed away on August 19, 2019. Terry was preceded in death by his parents, Frank J. Grau and Flora Strassner Grau, as well as a brother, Francis. He is survived by his only child, Tracey Dixon of Lynchburg, Virginia and her son, Daniel Weston Dixon Jr., as well as 7 loving siblings and their families: Frank (Mary), Al (Barbara), Tom (Honey), Harry (Michele), Florann (Joe) Sordillo, Mary Neukam, and Carol (Rick) Hillegas. Proudly born and raised in Maryland, Terry graduated the Little Flower Parish School in 1957, followed by Calvert Hall College in 1961, and the University of Baltimore, where he earned a BS in Finance in 1971. He became a Chartered Life Underwriter in 1975 and provided leadership at several prestigious Managing General Underwriting Firms in Philadelphia and NJ. In 1999, Terry formed his own MGU called Grau & Associates in OC, NJ with such noteworthy clients as McCormick Spice, Ocean City, NJ and the Las Vegas Police Dept. Terry served in the US Army Reserve from 1963-1969 and later in life, the Somers Point AMVETS Post 911 became family, where he served as Captain of the Elite Honor Guard and a member of Somers Point American Legion Post 352. Terry raised his family in Cherry Hill, NJ and then bought a shore home in OC, NJ. After his retirement in 2011, he moved to Somers Point. He enjoyed open water diving, golfing, and sport fishing. His civic activities included serving as Commodore of the Riverboat Club, Treasurer of Masonic Lodge #171, President of the Ocean City Exchange Club, OC Community Emergency Response Team, Crescent Shriner, and 1st Vice Commander AMVETS Post 911. A memorial service for Terry will take place on Thursday, Sept. 5th at 11:00am at The Godfrey Funeral Home, 4008 English Creek Ave., Egg Harbor Township, followed by a reception at the Somers Point American Legion. In lieu of flowers, contributions are requested to AMVETS Post 911, P.O. Box 413, Somers Point, NJ 08244. For condolences to the family please visit www.godfreyfuneralhome.com

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Marcia Jean Stevenson, 77
Posted: August 28, 2019 - 10:14 am

Marcia Jean Stevenson, 77, of Ocean City, New Jersey and Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, passed away on Sunday,August 25, 2019, in Frederick, MD, where she was surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of the late John A. Stevenson. She was born on October 18, 1941, in Glassport, PA, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Helen Dolfi Mihalko.

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Wednesday 08/21/2019
Robert Dean, 61
Posted: August 21, 2019 - 9:34 am

Robert (Deano/Bob/Bobby) Dean, age 61, passed away at Shore Medical Center on August 10, 2019. Born at Shore Memorial Hospital, Somers Point, on July 2, 1958, Deano grew up in Ocean City, attended St. Augustine School and Ocean City High School. He moved to Dana Point, CA with his parents, and graduated from Dana Point High School. Deano is survived by his daughter, Carly Dean, his partner, Ruth Beal, his siblings Sheila (Robert Schoelkopf) and Michael Dean (Hoang), his nieces and nephews Joshua Dean (Krystle), Tori Dean (Collin Dennis), and Bill Dean. He was preceded in death by his brother John P. Dean III and his parents John P. Dean, Jr. and Marie Baumgartner Dean, all formerly of Ocean City.

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Ann M. Thomas, 89
Posted: August 21, 2019 - 9:35 am

Thomas, Ann M., 89, of Ocean City, NJ, passed away at her home on August 17, 2019. Miss Thomas was born in Bridgeport, Pa to the late Joseph P. Sr & Pearl M. Thomas. Miss Thomas was a Bank Manager at the Ocean City Bank until her retirement. She is survived by her sister Eleanor (Edward) Dilks of Linwood, NJ, and many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and grand nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters Marie C. Sylvester, Catherine J. Thomas, Evelyn Williams, Doris J. Thomas, Elaine T. Thomas, her brothers Joseph Paul Thomas and James J. Thomas.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday August 26, 2019 at 10:30 AM at St Frances Cabrini R.C. Church, of the St Damien Parish, 2nd Street at Atlantic Avenue, Ocean City, NJ where friends may call from 9:30AM until the time of Mass. Burial will follow in St Patrick’s Cemetery, East Norriton, Pa. Memorial contributions are suggested to St Damien Parish, 1337 Asbury Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226. For condolences to the family please visit www.godfreyfuneralhome.com

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Wednesday 08/14/2019
Michael Longstreet Schumacher, 44
Posted: August 14, 2019 - 10:08 am

Michael Longstreet Schumacher, 44, of Aberdeen, MD, formerly of Clinton Township NJ, passed away on August 10, 2019.

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Joan M. Reilly, 86
Posted: August 14, 2019 - 10:06 am

Joan M. Reilly(nee Mattis), age 86, formerly of North Wales, PA and Ocean City, NJ, died on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 of complications from Alzheimer’s Disease at the Quadrangle in Haverford, PA, where she had lived since 2009.

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Wednesday 08/07/2019
John P. Dean III, 70
Posted: August 07, 2019 - 10:19 am

John Patrick Dean, III, age 70, passed away at Shore Medical Center on Monday, July 29, 2019.

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Wednesday 07/31/2019
Norma J. West, 86
Posted: July 31, 2019 - 9:46 am

Norma J. West, 86, a longtime resident of Ocean City, NJ passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 in Bel Air, MD.

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Richard Marley Boccelli, 95
Posted: July 31, 2019 - 9:45 am

Richard Marley Boccelli, aka Dick Richards of Bill Haley’s Comets, passed away on 7/12/2019 at the Shores at Wesley Manor in Ocean City, NJ. He celebrated his 95th birthday in February. Richard was born on 2/12/1924 in Delaware County, Pa. He was predeceased by his brother Philip (1922-1986). He attended Upper Darby High School, Fairleigh Dickinson College, and West Chester State Teacher’s College majoring in physical education and earning a teaching degree. In 1950 he married Elizabeth (Betty) Kurtz (1930-1986). They had three daughters: Beverly Walker (Steve), Denise Kubaska (Michael) and Betsy Young (deceased 2011). There are six grandchildren and one great-grandchild: Chris Kubaska, his wife Michelle Tacconelli and their daughter Pearl, Gordon Kubaska, Steve and Janvier Walker, and Becky and Rachael Young. After Betty’s untimely passing Dick was fortunate to again find love and companionship with Shirley Kubaska for the past 33 years. 

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Wednesday 07/24/2019
Katharine Rebecca McNally, 68
Posted: July 24, 2019 - 9:59 am

Katharine Rebecca McNally, 68, of Ocean City, NJ passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at her home.

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Stanley C. Smith
Posted: July 24, 2019 - 10:00 am

Stanley C. Smith, 83 years old of Galloway Twp., formerly of Ocean City NJ, passed away peacefully on July 4th, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. 

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Jean Craig, 101
Posted: July 24, 2019 - 9:57 am

Jean Craig, of Ocean City, NJ at the age of 101, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 17th in the arms of her loving children, in Boca Raton, Florida.

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