A member of the 638th Tank Destroyer Battalion, he earned a Distinguished Service Cross for heroism in September 1944 for action in battle at Stocken, Germany, for which he also received the Purple Heart.
A 1933 graduate of Glassboro High School, he went on to work for 31 years for the New Jersey Department of Labor.
He was active with the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion and was a member of the Monroe Township school board for nine years.
And for more than 20 years, he served as grand marshal of the township's Memorial Day parade.
Junior Rotarian. Laura Clarke of Browns Mills, a senior at Pemberton Township High School, has been selected as junior Rotarian for the month of May by the Pemberton Township Rotary Club.
Clarke, who was cited by the club for her high academic standards, leadership skills, and community service, expects to attend Lehigh University come September.
Inaugural meeting. The newly formed Amistad Cultural Alliance of Southern New Jersey will meet today at 1 p.m. at the Burlington County Library on Pioneer Boulevard in Westampton to discuss its goals and gather input from the art community.
The alliance seeks to promote the efforts of artists, sculptors, writers, poets and photographers in South Jersey.
For more information, call 609-267-9660, ext. 3072.
Book discussions. The Friends of the Cinnaminson Library have formed a book-discussion group.
Before and After by Rosellen Brown will be discussed at 7 p.m. on May 27 at the Cinnaminson Branch Library, 1619 Riverton Rd. Registration is necessary.
For more information, call 856-829-9340.
Smithville tours. The Friends of Smithville Mansion are seeking new docents to lead tours of the historic 19th-century mansion on the north branch of the Rancocas Creek in Eastampton.
The mansion was once the center of the Star bicycle production.
For more information, call 609-261-3780.
Rotary donation. The Palmyra, Riverton, Cinnaminson Rotary Club has donated $500 to Arc of Burlington County to help in the agency's efforts to purchase a respite house for developmentally disabled residents in Burlington County.
Such a home would be used by Arc clients to stay overnight when their families cannot take care of them, Arlene Miller, a spokeswoman for Arc, said.
"There's a real need for such overnight respite care," Miller said. "Sometimes, families can't even go on vacation because they can't find someone to take care of a developmentally disabled adult child."
For more information about the proposed respite house, call 856-764-9494.
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