March 6, 2012
A funeral for former Camden Mayor Melvin R. "Randy" Primas Jr. will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 9, at St. John Baptist Church, 400 N. 30th St., Camden. Mr. Primas, 62, who was mayor from 1981 to 1990, died Thursday, March 1. Friends may call from 9 a.m. Friday. Burial will be in Harleigh Cemetery, Camden. Donations may be made to the Boys & Girls Club of Camden, 1725 Park Blvd., Camden, N.J. 08103.
April 17, 1989 |
Andrew H. Moore, 84, of Camden, who was active for decades in St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, died Thursday at West Jersey Hospital-Camden. A lifelong resident of Camden, Mr. Moore was a retired inspector for the health departments in Camden and Camden County for more than 30 years. He was also a former Democratic ward leader in Camden. Mr. Moore was a member of St. Augustine's Episcopal Church for 60 years. He was active in the church as a member of the Men's Club, and served as senior warden, junior warden and vestryman.
December 4, 2002 |
Funeral services will be held today for Markquise A. Hill, a 16-year-old honor student who was gunned down Nov. 25 on a street in his East Camden neighborhood. Investigators have said they are pursuing several leads, but no arrests have been made. Markquise Hill was a popular junior at Woodrow Wilson High School, where he played football during his freshman year. He also enjoyed playing basketball. He wanted to become a physician. He was a member of Calvary Bible Tabernacle Church in Camden.
August 21, 1988 |
Garrison O. Hallman 3d, 24, a member of the New Jersey State Police for six months, died Wednesday at Cooper Hospital-University Medical Center, Camden, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Bridgeton on Tuesday. He lived in Camden. According to his squad commander, Sgt. Steven Brook, at the New Jersey State Police station in Bridgeton, Mr. Hallman was off duty at the time of the 3:30 p.m. accident on South Avenue. Brook said several witnesses, among them two other off-duty troopers, said that Mr. Hallman, who was alone in his car, struck a utility pole after swerving to avoid several dogs that had run into the street.
April 19, 2002 |
Terrell Johnson, 12, a seventh grader at Hatch Middle School in Camden who wanted to grow up to be a city councilman, died Monday at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia of complications from a sinus infection. Born in Camden, he was raised in the Whitman Park section. Relatives said Terrell had been an active youth in Camden's Second Ward and could often be seen handing out leaflets and helping out with block parties with Councilman Ali Sloan El. They said Terrell had aspired to serve on Council himself and also wanted to be a youth counselor.
February 9, 1995 |
Fannie Williams, 108, who credited her long and healthy life to "knowing the Lord," died Sunday at Cooper River Convalescent Center in Pennsauken. Born April 4, 1886, in King George County, Va., Mrs. Williams resided in Atlantic City for many years before moving to Pennsauken nine years ago to be closer to several of her grandchildren. In her mid-90s, Mrs. Williams injured her hip and finally had to stop working. She, for many years, cooked and did domestic work for an Atlantic City doctor, working several days each week.
July 25, 1990 |
Dorothy Irene Hann Chapman, the modest Miss America of 1932, died Sunday at West Jersey Hospital-Camden. She lived in Collingswood. The 5-foot-2, blue-eyed brunette from Camden was crowned during the Depression in the only Miss America Pageant held in Wildwood. Her talent was singing, although, according to friends she never considered herself very good at it. Mrs. Chapman "didn't like to brag," said her friend, Jennie Haines Steinruck. "She said that it was over and done with.
May 24, 1988 |
Elizabeth Penn, 71, a retired Camden schoolteacher, died Friday at home. A former resident of Camden, she lived in Lindenwold. Mrs. Penn taught special education at Hatch Junior High and at the Bonsall, Cramer and Wiggins Elementary Schools in Camden. She also taught homebound students before retiring in 1982. She taught previously in Elkton, Md., and Plymouth, N.C., and also taught piano. A native of Pittsburgh, Mrs. Penn studied English and music at Hampton University in Hampton, Va., and later taught piano in South Jersey.
January 21, 1992 |
Joseph R. McCarthy, 79, a former reporter for the Courier-Post, died Friday of respiratory failure at Greenbrier Nursing Home in Deptford. He was a lifelong resident of Camden and lived in the city's Fairview section. Mr. McCarthy was educated at Camden Catholic High School and St. Joseph's College. After graduating from college, he served in the Navy aboard the battleship New Jersey. After a job in the toll division of the Delaware River Port Authority, Mr. McCarthy began working nights as a police reporter for the Courier-Post.
August 17, 1993 |
Flora Jamieson, 79, a seventh-grade geography teacher at Gloucester City High School for 35 years, died Thursday at her home in Gloucester City. The three R's seemed to come naturally to Miss Jamieson, who received her diploma in 1928 from Gloucester City High School at the age of 15. "She graduated from high school early because she was so smart," said a nephew, Archibald L. Jamieson Hall. Hall said Miss Jamieson's father thought she was too young to enter college, so he sent her to Friends Select School in Philadelphia for a brief period before she entered Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pa. In 1932 Miss Jamieson received a bachelor of arts degree in education from Wilson College.