A memorial service is set for Saturday, April 26, for Robert V. Selfridge, 89, a former resident of Haddonfield and Somerdale who for several years operated a telephone-installation company known as Your Friendly Neighborhood Phone Man.
Mr. Selfridge, who served stints in the Marines and the Army, died of cardiac arrest on Tuesday, March 11, at the Brendenwood assisted-living facility in Voorhees.
He was born on June 3, 1924, in Butler, Pa., the third youngest of 10 children of Gurn and Rose Selfridge. He left high school to join the Marines, enlisting on his 17th birthday, according to son Brian. He served for five years and saw action in the Pacific during World War II, including at Guadalcanal.