November 26, 2012 |
Elizabeth M. Haines, 98, a former Moorestown resident and research chemist before women generally landed such jobs, died of heart failure on Nov. 8 at Medford Leas, a retirement community where she had lived for 28 years. Mrs. Haines was one of the first women to work for the DuPont Co. as a research chemist. She was descended from William Matlack, who landed in Burlington in 1677. He became a farmer and landowner with a wife and nine children. Born in a home on Moorestown's Main Street in 1914, Mrs. Haines told family she could recall the predawn procession of horse-drawn farm wagons, laden with tomatoes, en route to the Campbell Soup Co. factory in Camden.
March 15, 2014 |
Barbara Smith Johnston, 81, of Cherry Hill, a social worker for Ancora Psychiatric Hospital in Hammonton, N.J., and the Merchantville School District, died of complications from a stroke Thursday, March 6, at Cooper University Hospital in Camden. Mrs. Johnston chose social work for a career, daughter Jennifer said, because she wanted to be "an advocate for those who may not have a voice. " Born in Hampton, Va., Mrs. Johnston was the valedictorian of the class of 1951 at Huntington High School in Newport News, Va., and earned a bachelor's degree in sociology in 1955 at Virginia State University.
March 25, 2016 |
The families of Friends Academy at Westampton have embarked on a crowdfunding campaign to raise $1 million in the hope of saving the Quaker school, which has seen declining enrollment. "What the parents are trying to do is what any parents would do - try to save a school that means a lot to our children," said Joseph Myers, a professor at Delaware County Community College, who has three children in the school. Last month, the parents learned that the school, which goes up to eighth grade, would close when the school year ends June 10. That announcement sent the parents scrambling for a way to maintain the school, which started as an early childhood education program and added kindergarten in 1983.
April 17, 2008 |
Florence "Floss" Brudon, 87, a coaching legend and former physical education teacher at Moorestown Friends School, died of an intestinal ailment Saturday at Virtua Memorial Hospital Burlington County in Mount Holly. Ms. Brudon, of Medford, led the girls' lacrosse, field hockey, basketball and tennis teams to 600 victories during her 1949-83 tenure, Moorestown Friends officials said. One of four coaches credited with bringing high school girls' lacrosse to South Jersey in the 1950s, she guided her teams to seven undefeated seasons, including a state championship in 1980.
July 22, 2012 |
My everyday life takes place in Moorestown, where I enjoy the luxury of attending a small private school. Over the course of 15 years, it has exposed me to some of the most wonderful opportunities imaginable. However, in March, in my junior year in high school, I experienced something that opened my eyes to an entirely new reality. I made the decision to travel with 19 of my classmates to Coope San Juan, Costa Rica, for a week of service, an opportunity offered by Moorestown Friends School.
July 6, 2014 |
Seiji H. Moriuchi, of Moorestown, 35, a third-generation flower farmer, died in his sleep Monday, June 30. The cause of death has yet to be determined, said his brother Naoji, but he had been in poor health following a fall last year. Mr. Moriuchi grew up on the family farm at Borton Landing and Hartford Roads, and graduated from Moorestown Friends School in 1998, where he was captain of the soccer and baseball teams and also played basketball. During his senior year, he received the Herm McGee Award, given to the male and female athletes who have made a significant contribution to athletics at Moorestown Friends during the school year.
January 12, 2013 |
A vacant Acme Market that for six years has stood as a ghostly presence in downtown Moorestown has acquired a tenant and is getting a makeover. Moorestown Friends School, which acquired the site in 2006 with plans to convert it to classrooms, announced this week that a Mount Laurel architecture firm had leased the 15,000-square-foot space for its offices and is renovating its interior and brick exterior. "This is a concluding chapter to this period in school and town history," said the school's director of development, Mike Schlotterbeck.
July 6, 2005 |
Harry W. Van Sciver, 73, who founded the former Burlington County Bank and was active in business and civic endeavors, died Saturday at his home in Beverly from complications of lung disease. Born in Riverside, Mr. Van Sciver graduated from Moorestown Friends School and from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. After military service and time at the Florence Pipe Foundry, he began a career in banking in 1958, working his way up from assistant cashier at the First National Bank & Trust Co. of Beverly to president and chief executive officer by 1972.
May 9, 2011 |
It has been dubbed the Cinderella of the Consumer Bowl. After beating out scores of South Jersey contenders, a five-member team from Moorestown Friends School is among three finalists at the New Jersey Consumer Bowl on Monday. The team had seemed a long shot because this was the first year Moorestown Friends had entered the competition, which has been around for more than a decade. The contest requires teens to cram their brains with facts from the state's consumer-protection and fraud laws.
April 11, 1999 |
What started as a high-school graduation requirement is becoming a year-round program for teens and welfare recipients to learn job skills while donating time to help others. Matthew Montgomery, 17, of Burlington Township, sparked the idea when he went to see township welfare director Frank Latham about doing a senior project for Moorestown Friends School. Montgomery has to complete a three-week volunteer project in his community to graduate. He thought the welfare office would offer the experience he was looking for. "I was hoping to do something meaningful and useful," he said.