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July 18, 1998 | By S. Joseph Hagenmayer, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Teresa "Tess" J. Celia Sansone, 84, supervisor of New St. Mary's Cemetery in Bellmawr for 34 years, died July 7 at West Jersey Hospital-Voorhees. A Haddonfield resident for the last three years, she was born in Philadelphia and raised in Camden. Mrs. Sansone worked for the Archdiocese of Camden for 52 years. Her husband, the late Andrea Sansone, began working at the Bellmawr cemetery in 1940. Three years later, he was named superintendent, and the couple moved into the old Glover Farmhouse, which was the superintendent's quarters on the 100-acre cemetery.
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March 22, 2015 | By Kelly Flynn, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's a sunny morning in Bellmawr, but a thunderous boom pierces the air. Then another, and another. The bangs echo for blocks. At nearby businesses, the earth shakes. Photos rattle on walls, startling sleepy residents, but the skies remain clear, because, although it sounds like a storm, Mother Nature has nothing to do with it. The small town, located where Route 42 and I-295 and other thoroughfares converge, is in the midst of construction that has sent residents complaining to their neighbors, their mayor, the New Jersey Department of Transportation - and some to lawyers.
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January 20, 2015 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rain and ice caused a pileup of a dozen vehicles Sunday that damaged a fire engine on a New Jersey Turnpike overpass Sunday. The trouble began when firefighters and an EMS crew responded to a one-car accident on Route 42 in Bellmawr, Fire Chief Jim Burleigh said. The responders blocked the road with a fire engine to protect workers at the scene, Burleigh said. As the EMS crew worked to treat the driver involved in the accident, another car slid on the ice and hit the fire engine.
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May 14, 1999 | By S. Joseph Hagenmayer, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Charles J. Perrine, 86, a retired superintendent of Bellmawr schools, died Wednesday at his Bordentown Township home. He had lived in Bordentown for more than 50 years and was born in New York. Mr. Perrine was superintendent in Bellmawr from 1959 until retiring in 1964. Earlier, he was a teaching principal at the Martinsville School in Bridgewater Township, Somerset County. He had served as the director of education at the Bordentown Reformatory, and had been director of student teaching at Trenton State College, now the College of New Jersey.
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February 14, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
William E. Nordt Jr., 83, of Mount Ephraim, a member of the board of education there for 11 years in the 1960s and early 1970s, died Saturday, Feb. 8, at Virtua Voorhees medical center following a heart attack. Mr. Nordt and his wife, Dolores, owned and operated what is now Nordt Precision Metal Manufacturing in Bellmawr for 50 years. Born in Camden, he graduated from Audubon High School in 1948 and served as an Army officer, teaching chemical warfare at stateside bases. He retired in 1974 as a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve, after earning an Army Commendation Medal.
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February 28, 2011 | By JASON NARK, narkj@phillynews.com 856-779-3231
THE HALLOWED ground, where the heartbroken leave love letters to dead spouses and toys to children they've lost, sits above highways that some say are cursed, particularly during rush hour. For decades, the curves, exits and ramps that make up the I-295/I-76/Route 42 interchange near the New St. Mary's Cemetery have tangled together in Bellmawr, Camden County, like Christmas lights stuffed into a box. New Jersey's Department of Transportation has long vowed to untangle the mess, but its solution has created another knot, piling church, state and people with loved ones in the cemetery into a jam of emotions and court proceedings.
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August 29, 2013 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two years after angry residents helped scuttle Compassionate Sciences' plan to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Maple Shade, the nonprofit has found a new location in the area — an industrial park in Bellmawr. The Camden County location, just off the New Jersey Turnpike, was approved by the township's zoning board, and currently is undergoing renovation, according to dispensary spokesman Andrei Bogolubov. The nonprofit expects to begin growing cannabis in a nearby warehouse this fall and hopes to open for business early next year, he said.
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August 31, 2012 | By Darran Simon, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 20-year-old Bellmawr man was in critical condition at Cooper University Hospital in Camden on Wednesday after he was assaulted before a Jimmy Buffett concert Tuesday in a parking lot at the Susquehanna Bank Center, authorities said. Authorities did not release the victim's name, but a law enforcement source identified him as Ryan Coyle. He was in the lot with friends when an acquaintance approached him from behind and punched him around 7:30 p.m., the Camden County Prosecutor's Office and city police said.
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March 28, 2013 | By Kathleen Tinney, Inquirer Staff Writer
The laughter that regularly filtered into the halls of Bell Oaks Middle School in Bellmawr had an unlikely source: a class of sixth graders and a cop. The subject, drug and alcohol abuse, wasn't funny. But Sgt. Robert E. Swanson Jr. was. He wrapped his precautionary message for preteens in wisecracks and compassion, and they ate it up. For 20 of his 29 years on the Bellmawr force, Sgt. Swanson was the instructor at Bell Oaks for Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE), the preventive curriculum taught nationwide by local law enforcement officers.
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September 3, 2012 | By James Osborne, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 20-year-old Bellmawr man injured after striking his head during a fight outside a Jimmy Buffett concert in Camden on Tuesday night has died. Ryan Coyle had been amid thousands of "Parrotheads" headed into the Susquehanna Center to watch Buffett when an acquaintance, Matthew Shields, 21, came up behind him and punched him, police said. Coyle fell, striking his head on the pavement. He was rushed from the waterfront arena's parking lot to Cooper University Hospital, police said.
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March 22, 2015 | By Kelly Flynn, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's a sunny morning in Bellmawr, but a thunderous boom pierces the air. Then another, and another. The bangs echo for blocks. At nearby businesses, the earth shakes. Photos rattle on walls, startling sleepy residents, but the skies remain clear, because, although it sounds like a storm, Mother Nature has nothing to do with it. The small town, located where Route 42 and I-295 and other thoroughfares converge, is in the midst of construction that has sent residents complaining to their neighbors, their mayor, the New Jersey Department of Transportation - and some to lawyers.
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January 20, 2015 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rain and ice caused a pileup of a dozen vehicles Sunday that damaged a fire engine on a New Jersey Turnpike overpass Sunday. The trouble began when firefighters and an EMS crew responded to a one-car accident on Route 42 in Bellmawr, Fire Chief Jim Burleigh said. The responders blocked the road with a fire engine to protect workers at the scene, Burleigh said. As the EMS crew worked to treat the driver involved in the accident, another car slid on the ice and hit the fire engine.
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January 5, 2015 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
REDONDO BEACH, Calif. - For the second year in a row, I said goodbye to the gray skies of New Jersey and flew to California to visit family for the holidays. It's a beautiful place, full of warmth and sunshine and palm trees. I tried to relax into a Southern California beach lifestyle where so many people drive expensive cars but work hard at looking artfully sloppy in thousands of dollars of clothes. But I couldn't shake the feeling that I didn't quite fit in. I was always a half-beat behind while the band roared on. Except when running.
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November 28, 2014 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rita M. Jensen, 72, of Gloucester City, who worked as a food service director at local schools and as a substitute teacher, died of myocardial infarction Sunday, Nov. 23, at her home. She died in her sleep, said daughter Michele Lugiano. A 1960 graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School, Ms. Jensen was food service director for a number of schools and assisted-living facilities in the area. She loved to dance and swim, and was a lifelong parishioner of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Gloucester City.
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October 24, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
William T. Pfeffer, 65, of Somerdale, who owned and operated Chatham Communications, a telephone services firm in Bellmawr, from 1981 until it was sold in 2007, died of Parkinson's disease Thursday, Oct. 16, at his home. Born in Camden, Mr. Pfeffer graduated from Collingswood High School in 1967, where he won medals while on the wrestling team, daughter Jennifer Campbell said. After serving in the Navy, Mr. Pfeffer was a lineman for New Jersey Bell Telephone Co. in the 1970s, she said.
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October 18, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Victoria Gimmi Burgo, 98, formerly of Westville, died Saturday, Oct. 11, at Victorian Manor, an assisted-living community in Hollywood, Fla. Mrs. Burgo had lived in Westville, Gloucester County, from the 1940s until she moved to the Fort Lauderdale area 14 years ago, her daughter, Annette Kershaw, said. Born in Bari, on the southern Adriatic coast of Italy, she was raised by an aunt after her mother, Vincenza, died when she was 2. Her father, Giuseppe, had moved to South Camden with his two other daughters and in 1923, when Victoria was 7, she made the Atlantic crossing in the care of a ship's captain and joined her father's household.
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October 10, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Alice Fish Lick, 93, a volunteer at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden in the 1990s, died Sunday, Oct. 5, at the retirement community Cadbury at Cherry Hill. Mrs. Lick lived in West Collingswood from the late 1940s to the late 1970s and for the last seven years in Haddonfield, a son, John, said. Born in Camden, Mrs. Lick graduated in 1939 from what is now Gloucester Catholic High School in Gloucester City and, after marrying, "was a stay-at-home mother," her son said.
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September 12, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Stephen E. Skipton Sr., 41, of Goose Creek, S.C., former chief of the Bellmawr Park Volunteer Fire Department in Bellmawr, died of complications from bladder cancer Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. While also a full-time emergency medical technician for Camden City Emergency Medical Services every year but one from 1994 to 2010, Mr. Skipton responded to the World Trade Center attack on Sept. 11, 2001, Chris Williams, a fellow Camden EMT, said.
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August 23, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Robert C. Pappas, 75, of Radford, Va., owner of a Bellmawr firm that he moved to Virginia in 1992, died of cancer on Friday, Aug. 15, at home. Born in Bridgeview, Ill., Mr. Pappas graduated from Argo Community High School in Summit, Ill., and served as a paratrooper in the 101st Army Airborne Division from 1958 to 1961, for a time in Korea, a daughter, Eve Pappas, said in a phone interview. Mr. Pappas earned a bachelor's degree in business and finance in night classes at Northwestern University while working for Intercraft Industries Corp.
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