Edward P. Liberto, 82; ran family farm in Winslow Township

Edward P. Liberto
Edward P. Liberto
Posted: June 13, 2014

Edward P. Liberto, 82, of the Blue Anchor section of Winslow Township, an operator of a family farm there, died in a fire at his home about 2 a.m. Friday, June 6.

It was the third death to strike the family in less than a year.

"My mom had passed away 10 months ago," Mr. Liberto's daughter, Lisa Linardo, said, and last month "my uncle was hit by a car."

Rudolph E. Liberto, 85, one of Edward Liberto's brothers, was fatally injured when he was struck while crossing Route 73 in front of his home on Tuesday, May 27.

Born in Blue Anchor, Edward Liberto graduated from St. Joseph High School in Hammonton, N.J., in 1950 and studied engineering at La Salle University for two years before enlisting in the Air Force during the Korean conflict.

The Liberto family operated a produce farm that at its largest covered 300 acres. As some brothers went their separate ways, Edward and his brother Raymond ran what they called L.B. Farms, Linardo said.

Edward Liberto, who stopped farming in 2004, was a Winslow Township committeeman from 1978 to 1982 and a member of the National Rifle Association.

"He taught my sons how to be men," Linardo said.

Besides his daughter, Mr. Liberto is survived by stepson Albert Winstel, a brother, two grandsons, six step-grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

His wife, Jeanne, died in 2013.

A visitation was set from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 13, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 14, at the Marinella Funeral Home, 102 N. Third St., Hammonton, before an 11 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Joseph Church, Third and French Streets, Hammonton, with entombment in Greenmount Cemetery there.

Donations may be sent to Disabled American Veterans at www.dav.org.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.marinellafuneralhome.com.


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