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July 6, 2014 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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November 26, 2012 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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March 15, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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April 10, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
ANNE WOOD embodied in her life and spirit much of what it means to be a Quaker. "Her spiritual wisdom, plain speaking and generous kindness touched lives with the steadiness of a love born of her Quaker roots," her family said. Anne not only lived the Quaker spirit, she also taught it. She spent 41 years at the Westtown School in Chester County, as a teacher of Quakerism and Latin, as well as holding many administrative positions. Services will be held later this month for Anne Wood, a retired teacher, artist, craftswoman and world traveler, who died Nov. 24 while visiting family in Maine.
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April 17, 2008 | By Jan Hefler INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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July 22, 2012 | By Nicole Hovatter and FOR THE INQUIRER
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.
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January 12, 2013 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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July 6, 2005 | By Toni Callas INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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May 9, 2011 | By Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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April 11, 1999 | By Juan C. Rodriguez, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
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.
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April 10, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
ANNE WOOD embodied in her life and spirit much of what it means to be a Quaker. "Her spiritual wisdom, plain speaking and generous kindness touched lives with the steadiness of a love born of her Quaker roots," her family said. Anne not only lived the Quaker spirit, she also taught it. She spent 41 years at the Westtown School in Chester County, as a teacher of Quakerism and Latin, as well as holding many administrative positions. Services will be held later this month for Anne Wood, a retired teacher, artist, craftswoman and world traveler, who died Nov. 24 while visiting family in Maine.
NEWS
July 6, 2014 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
March 15, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
November 16, 2013 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Kimberly Gaiser entered kindergarten at Moorestown Friends School, it wasn't long before she got tagged Kinder Chef Kimberly, a budding food enthusiast and eager learner. Now a senior, she plans to study nutrition - "my true love" - in college, she said, and still loves to learn, although she admitted she misses snack time and naps. "Kindergarten had it right," the 17-year-old said at a special gathering of fellow students and faculty, who couldn't have agreed with her more.
NEWS
January 12, 2013 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
November 26, 2012 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
July 22, 2012 | By Nicole Hovatter and FOR THE INQUIRER
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.
NEWS
May 9, 2011 | By Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
April 17, 2008 | By Jan Hefler INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
July 6, 2005 | By Toni Callas INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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