• July 19, 2019

Ocean City Sentinel: Obituaries


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Wednesday 07/17/2019
Albert William Zanner, Jr., 89
Posted: July 17, 2019 - 10:09 am

On Thursday, July 11, 2019, beloved husband of Barbara Harter Zanner. Survived by daughters, Nancy Z. Correll; Susan Zanner; adored dog Soren; granddaughter, Andrea Correll; son-in-law, Cory Correll. 

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Wednesday 07/10/2019
Donald D. Hollingshead, 87
Posted: July 10, 2019 - 9:28 am

Hollingshead, Donald D., 87 of Marmora, NJ passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at his home.

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Richard C. Ellis, 86
Posted: July 10, 2019 - 9:26 am

Ellis, Richard C. 86 of Vineland, formerly of Ocean City, NJ passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at the Vineland Veterans Memorial Home.

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Wednesday 06/26/2019
Mary Ann Walsh, 88
Posted: June 26, 2019 - 9:36 am

Mary Ann Walsh, age 88, passed away peacefully at home on June 2, 2019, with her husband and daughter by her side, to be with God in Heaven. Mary was born December 7, 1930 in Melrose Park, PA, the daughter of the late William and Dorothy Halberstadt. She graduated from Cheltenham High School and soon thereafter married her high school sweetheart, Jim Walsh, and they moved to Columbus, Indiana, where they raised their 4 children. Mary worked first as a bookkeeper and then as the manager of the Garland Brook Cemetery in Columbus for 28 years. She was the first woman to be elected President of the Indiana Cemetery Board of Directors and was also appointed by then Governor Evan Bayh as the first woman on The Indiana State Board of Funeral and Cemetery Services. Mary was a member of St. Bartholomew’s Catholic Church and did volunteer work at hospitals and many other organizations in Columbus. In 1995 she and her husband moved to Punta Gorda, FL, and spent their summers at their home in Ocean City, NJ, then 2 years ago they moved to The Windsor in Cape Coral, FL. Mary was a member of Zonta International, the Columbus Art’s Guild, the Ocean City Yacht Club, the Punta Gorda Twin Isles Country Club, several book clubs, travel clubs, bridge player clubs, and many other social organizations where she had many, many friends. She was preceded in death by her brother Bill Halberstadt and her son Michael Walsh. She is survived by her beloved husband of 68 years, Jim Walsh in Cape Coral, daughter Cindy Walsh in St. James City, FL, sons Jim Walsh Jr. in Englewood, FL and Tom Walsh in Scottsdale, AZ, grandsons Evan Walsh (Angie) in Tampa, FL and Nathan Walsh (Mimi) in Columbus, IN, plus 8 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held at The Windsor of Cape Coral on June 30 at 2 pm and final interment will be at the Sarasota National Cemetery. Any memorial contributions to her memory may be given to Hope Healthcare Hospice Services (www.HopeHCS.org).

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Wednesday 06/19/2019
Muriel Margaret Mumford Dickinson
Posted: June 19, 2019 - 9:48 am

Dickinson, Muriel Margaret Mumford, 77, of Ocean City, NJ passed away peacefully at home with her long time companion Todd Bower and family by her side.

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Teresa S. Godfrey, 90
Posted: June 19, 2019 - 9:50 am

Teresa S. Godfrey (nee Sharp) 90, of Ocean City, NJ passed away peacefully at her home.

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Wednesday 06/12/2019
Robert Eugene Hart, 86
Posted: June 12, 2019 - 9:59 am

Robert Eugene Hart, 86, passed away peacefully on June 4, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his devoted wife, Audrey (nee Keene) Hart, his daughters Cynthia Hart and her partner Paul LeBrun, Doreen Hart, Elizabeth Hart and husband David Funk, beloved grandchildren Robert and Karen (nee Geihl) Baker, Jordan Baker, Erin Haney, Michael Haney, and Rose Madison, adored great-granddaughters Camila and Antonia Baker, former son-in-law Curtis Baker, nieces Susan Kaitz, Sharon Hart, and nephew Richard Hart. He was predeceased by his precious granddaughter, Leigha Balsamo, and former son-in-law Peter Haney. Others who will greatly miss him include Marcia Chew and her family: Jason and Suzanne Chew and daughters Kaia and Cove; Arthur and Rory Chew and sons AJ, Owen, and Garrett.

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Wednesday 06/05/2019
Charles C. Wright
Updated: June 05, 2019 - 9:54 am

Charles C. Wright, 81, of Fort Myers, FL, previously from Wright’s Mill and Ocean View, NJ, passed away on May 13, 2019.

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Wednesday 05/29/2019
Miriam E. Uhl, 86
Posted: May 29, 2019 - 2:26 pm

Miriam E. Uhl, 86, of Ocean City, NJ passed away peacefully on Monday, May 27, 2019 at her home with her family by her side.

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Virginia Andera
Posted: May 29, 2019 - 2:25 pm

Andera, Virginia Madalyn of Ocean View, NJ formerly of Marmora, NJ passed away on October 20, 2018.

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Catharine C. Adams, 90
Posted: May 29, 2019 - 12:36 pm

Catharine C. Adams, 90, of Ocean City, went to be with the Lord on May 25, 2019. She is now singing with the angels and saints in the Heavenly Choir.

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Wednesday 05/15/2019
Margaret Grace Corcoran, 88
Posted: May 15, 2019 - 9:17 am

It is with great sadness that the family of Margaret (Peggy) Grace Corcoran [nee Starn] share that she passed peacefully on May 6, 2019 at the age of 88, in her nursing home in Ellicott City, MD from complications due to Alzheimer’s.

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Thursday 05/09/2019
David T. Marr
Posted: May 09, 2019 - 3:36 pm

David T. Marr, of Ocean City, NJ and Naples, FL, died May 7, 2019. 

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Wednesday 05/08/2019
Merilee J. Adams, 75
Posted: May 08, 2019 - 10:04 am

Adams, Merilee J., (nee Rollins) 75 of Ocean City, NJ passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Shore Medical Center in Somers Point, NJ.

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Frances Keenan, 105
Posted: May 08, 2019 - 10:05 am

Frances (Whittle) Keenan, age 105,  born on January 4, 1914, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and a long-time resident of Ocean City, New Jersey since 1977, passed away peacefully at her home on May 1, 2019, surrounded by loved ones.  

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Wednesday 05/01/2019
Dolores Ardito, 82
Posted: May 01, 2019 - 9:29 am

Dolores (Dee) Ardito, 82, of Sarasota, Florida passed peacefully on Wednesday, April 24th.  

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William Carl ‘Bill’ Geisdorf III
Posted: May 01, 2019 - 9:30 am

William Carl “Bill” Geisdorf III, 69, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Philadelphia, PA, Ocean City, NJ, and Boston, MA died April 22, 2019. He was born March 1, 1950.

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Wednesday 04/24/2019
Anne Azeez, 88
Posted: April 24, 2019 - 11:01 am

Anne (Lloyd) Azeez has peacefully passed away at her home on April 22, 2019 at the age of 88. 

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Angela Patrick Anes, 60
Posted: April 24, 2019 - 10:59 am

Anes, Angela Patrick  60, died peacefully at her home In Ocean City New Jersey surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday, April 17th.  

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Ruth MacIntire Hecht, 98
Posted: April 24, 2019 - 11:02 am

Hecht, Ruth MacIntire, - 98, of Ocean City, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday April 14, 2019 at Crest Haven Nursing Home in Cape May Court House, NJ. Born December 15, 1920 in Philadelphia Pa, Ruth was educated in Philadelphia public schools and graduated from Business College as a secretary. Ruth moved to Ocean City in 1965 which became her primary residence. She worked as Administrative Secretary at Atlantic City Medical Center and as an Office Manager for the surgical group Rosenblatts, Stetzer, and Aarons. “Monna” as she was affectionately called by family and friends was known for her infections smile, compassionate nature, and youthful sense of style. Ruth enjoyed spending time with her family; gardening, crossword puzzles, and caring for her dog Dexter. Ruth was preceded in death by her mother Grace MacIntire, her father Earl MacIntire, her beloved sister Virginia Kaelin, and her nephew Thomas Kaelin. Survived by her loving children Dr. Fredrick Hecht of Carlisle Pa, Susan (Chris) Benson of Marmora, NJ, and Nancy (Jerry) Raab of Ocean City; 8 grand children Fred Hecht, Kristen (Greg) Franzen, Lauren (Eddie) Murphy, Rylee Hecht, Zachary (Becky) Benson, Joshua Benson, Henry Raab, Jeffery Raab, and Maddie Raab; and 9 great grandchildren. The family wishes to acknowledge the loving care she received at Crest Haven and from Heartland Hospice. A mass in memory of Ruth will be held at St Frances Cabrini church in Ocean City at 10am on Saturday April 27th. A private memorial will be held for family at the 2nd Cape May Baptist in June. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made in her memory to Crest Haven Nursing Home, 4 Moore Rd, Cape May Court House NJ 08210 or Heartland Hospice, 2111 New Rd, Northfield NJ 08225. For condolences to the family, visit www.godfreyfuneralhome.com.

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Wednesday 04/17/2019
Richard A. Wagner, 82
Posted: April 17, 2019 - 10:35 am

Richard A. Wagner, 82, of Cherry Hill, NJ, formerly of Mount Laurel, NJ and Palm Beach Gardens, FL, passed away peacefully on April 6, 2019. 

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Laurie L. Mackowiak, 60
Posted: April 17, 2019 - 10:32 am

Laurie L. Mackowiak, 60, of Absecon, NJ passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 in Absecon Manor.

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Monday 04/15/2019
Margaret Mary (Maggie) Baldrick
Posted: April 15, 2019 - 9:33 am

Margaret Mary (Maggie) Baldrick (nee Druding) of Southaven, Mississippi passed away on April 10, 2019.  Beloved wife of the late Thomas A. Baldrick;  daughter of the late Harry A. and Caroline; loving mother of Christine and Thomas;  and cherished Nana of Mandy Smith, Tara Baldrick-Morrone and Josh Baldrick; Great Grandmother of Bryant and Andrew Smith; dear sister of Marie A. Druding and the late Harry F. and Francis X. Druding.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

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Wednesday 04/10/2019
Father Edmond Speitel dies; was pastor in Ocean City
Posted: April 10, 2019 - 11:09 am

OCEAN CITY – Father Edmond Joseph Speitel, Chaplain (Colonel), U.S.A. (ret.), age 93, died April 2, 2019, at Holy Redeemer Hospital in Huntingdon Valley, Pa.  

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Judith Ann Kolea, 76
Posted: April 10, 2019 - 9:44 am

Judith Ann Kolea, 76, of Ocean City, NJ was welcomed home by her Heavenly Father on April 3, 2019.

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Robert W. Wilent, 63
Updated: April 10, 2019 - 9:47 am

Robert W. Wilent, 63, of Ocean City, NJ passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer  on April 4, 2019 with his family by his side.

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Betty Jane Welch, 91
Posted: April 10, 2019 - 9:45 am

Betty Jane Welch, 91, of Linwood passed away at Shore Medical Center on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

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Frederick James Hoffman, 85
Posted: April 10, 2019 - 9:39 am

Frederick James Hoffman 85, passed away at home on March 27, 2019. Born in Wildwood, NJ, formerly of Philadelphia, PA, he had been an Ocean City, NJ resident for over 30 years. Mr. Hoffman graduated from West Chester State University. Mr. Hoffman worked as a teacher at Williamstown High School, and as a teacher, and coach for Upper Moreland Sr. High School. He also played for the Milwaukee Braves Organization as a pitcher. Mr. Hoffman was very active in the community, he served as an elected official on the school board for many years, and along with his wife Joan was a dedicated volunteer to many organizations. 

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Mary R. Cullinane
Posted: April 10, 2019 - 9:38 am

Mary R. Cullinane, nee Neary, was born Aug. 15, 1926, and passed away Jan. 10, 2019.

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Monday 04/08/2019
The Rev. Edmond J. Speitel, Chaplain
Posted: April 08, 2019 - 10:46 am

Father Edmond Joseph Speitel, Chaplain (Colonel), U.S.A. (ret.), age 93, beloved brother, uncle, great-uncle, great-great uncle, priest, mentor and friend, departed this earthly life on April 2, 2019, at Holy Redeemer Hospital in Huntingdon Valley.  

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Wednesday 04/03/2019
Betty Sneeringer, 90
Updated: April 03, 2019 - 10:08 am

Betty Sneeringer, 90, a resident of Ocean City, NJ, and Lancaster, PA passed away at her home on March 25, 2019. Born in Detroit, MI she was the daughter of the late Royden and Anna (Gegg) Catanach. Betty was the wife of the late John Ruof and the late Dale Sneeringer.

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Bert Avis, 83
Posted: April 03, 2019 - 10:06 am

Bert Avis, (born June 21, 1935), passed away peacefully on Monday, March 25, 2019 at his home in Wirtz, Virginia after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis.

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Wednesday 03/27/2019
James David Travis Sr., 75
Posted: March 27, 2019 - 9:41 am

James David Travis Sr., 75, of Egg Harbor Township, passed away on March 23, 2019.

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Wednesday 03/20/2019
Sharon L. Stiles, 57
Posted: March 20, 2019 - 9:38 am

Sharon L. Stiles, 57 passed away at her home in Egg Harbor City on March 14th, 2019. She was born in March of 1962 in Somers Point, NJ.

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Dorsey ‘George’ Hart, 62
Posted: March 20, 2019 - 9:37 am

Dorsey “George” Hart, 62, born July 29, 1956, died March 9, 2019.

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Wednesday 03/13/2019
Dorsey “George” Hart
Posted: March 13, 2019 - 4:15 pm

July 29, 1956 to March 9, 2019

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Ralston ‘Ross’ Edward Poole, 5o
Posted: March 13, 2019 - 10:04 am

Ralston “Ross” Edward Poole, 50, of Butler, TN, formerly of Ocean City and Upper Twp., NJ, passed away February 16, 2019, at Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol, TN, after a brave battle with Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome.

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Marino A. Bertini, 85
Posted: March 13, 2019 - 9:58 am

Marino A. Bertini, 85, of Ocean City, NJ passed away on February 13, 2019 at his home. Born in Landisville, NJ, he was formerly of Vineland, NJ before moving to Ocean City year round in 1970.

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Robert Edward Klimas, 89
Posted: March 13, 2019 - 10:02 am

Robert Edward Klimas, age 89, passed away at The New Jersey Veteran’s Memorial Home in Vineland, NJ, on Saturday, March 9th, 2019.

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Wednesday 02/27/2019
Bill Shaw
Posted: February 27, 2019 - 9:26 am

Bill Shaw died peacefully in Shore Medical Center on February 17th after a brief illness.

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Joanne M. Asher, 90
Posted: February 27, 2019 - 9:22 am

Joanne M. “Dodie” Asher, 90, passed away peacefully on February 14, 2019 in Naples, FL. She was married to Chester A. “Bud” Asher, sharing nearly 70 years of marriage and 4 years of courtship before marrying on Bud’s 21st birthday. Born to the late Charles and Eleanor McCutcheon in Philadelphia, PA, Dodie attended Hood College (her mother’s alma mater) and later transferred to Beaver College to be closer to Bud. Together they built an awesome family, and family was the center of Dodie’s world. In addition to her loving husband, Dodie is survived by her children: Chet Asher (Lori), Josie Musch (Rich), Mark Asher (Sue); grandchildren Erica Cura (Tim), Lee Asher (Lauren), Paige Miller (Jimmy), Jill Asher, Audrey Asher; great-grandchildren Ben Cura, Isabel Asher, Alex Asher and Haley Cura.

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Wednesday 02/20/2019
Willie S. Taylor, 93
Posted: February 20, 2019 - 9:10 am

Willie S. Taylor, 93, of Ocean City, NJ passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 7, 2019 in Our Lady’s Residence, Pleasantville, NJ.

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Wilbur C. Battersby, Sr.
Updated: February 21, 2019 - 9:25 am

Wilbur (Bill) C. Battersby, Sr., born Oct. 2, 1948, son of Charles and Mary Battersby (Garwood) passed away peacefully at home on February 10, 2019.

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Wednesday 02/13/2019
Jean Simpson, 84
Posted: February 13, 2019 - 9:40 am

Jean Simpson (nee Young), 84, of Ocean City, NJ passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 9, 2019 in Wesley Manor.

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Norman Faust Schaut, 86
Posted: February 13, 2019 - 9:39 am

Schaut, Norman Faust , of Linwood, NJ advertising man and legendary antique show promoter, passed away peacefully at his home with his devoted wife and son at his side on February 11, 2019. He was 86 years old.

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Linda D. Neumann, 71
Posted: February 13, 2019 - 9:37 am

Linda D. Neumann, born in Philadelphia May 8, 1947, died Jan. 22, 2019.

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Wednesday 02/06/2019
Frank D. Smith
Posted: February 06, 2019 - 3:39 pm

Frank D. Smith, age 85, of Ocean City NJ, died peacefully on Saturday. February 2, 2019 in the Arden Courts of Warminster.

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Wednesday 01/23/2019
Dr. Richard L. Raab, DDS, 89
Posted: January 23, 2019 - 9:48 am

Dr. Richard L. Raab, DDS, 89 of Ocean City, NJ passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at his home.

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Dorothy (Blanche) Shupe Abouchar
Posted: January 23, 2019 - 9:49 am

Dorothy (Blanche) Shupe Abouchar passed away January 6, 2019. 

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Robert V. Burman, 87
Posted: January 23, 2019 - 9:47 am

Robert V. Burman, age 87, died at his home on January 17, 2019. Bob was born and raised in Ocean City, NJ, graduated in 1950. After High School graduation, he went in to the Air Force. He then returned to his OC home. He was a long time US Postal service worker in Ocean City, retiring in 1986. Former owner of Abington Lodge with Jane. He was a volunteer for the OC Youth Athletic Association, coaching baseball, and an usher at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Bob is survived by his wife Jane, children Andrew Burman (Rae Ann), Wendy Moyle (Garth), Helen Sellitsch (David) and grandchildren Alexandra and Adrienne Sellitsch, Ryan Moyle, Andreanna and Julie Burman. He was predeceased by mother Esther and father Henry, brother Scott Burman. Services for Robert were held Tuesday January 22 at 11:00am, at St. John Lutheran Church, 10th Street and Central Ave., Ocean City. Burial will be private at Seaside Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to OCYAA, PO Box 161, Ocean City 08226. For condolences to the family, visit www.godfreyfuneralhome.com.

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