May 7, 2015 |
During World War II, Doris Bourgeois wanted to serve in the military. But Navy recruiters rejected her because of weak eyesight. "She went to apply for the Army," a daughter, Lucille Ettore, said. "She was 5-foot-1 and 88 pounds. They would not accept her. " So she gained 12 pounds, went back, enlisted, and eventually became a trumpet player in the Women's Army Corps Band from 1943 to 1945. On Saturday, May 2, Doris Bourgeois DeAngelis, 93, who became a licensed practical nurse in Camden County in her 50s, died of Alzheimer's disease at the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home in Vineland, where she had lived for the last six years.
March 23, 2015 |
Frank R. Filipek, mayor of Bellmawr borough since 2000, treated Regina Kaminski Piontkowski with the respect that he reserved for Catholic nuns. "I used to call her Sister Regina," Filipek said. Mrs. Piontkowski served on Bellmawr Council from 1994 to 2012, alongside Filipek beginning when he was on council. "She would try to help anyone" through her work on council committees, the mayor said. Beyond that, "her main interest was her church and helping the young in Bellmawr.
August 28, 2014 |
Donald M. Pennock, 80, mayor of Audubon Park for three terms, from January 1995 through December 2006, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Sunday, Aug. 24, at the Elmwood Hills Healthcare Center in Blackwood. His son Larry, the present mayor of the Camden County borough, said his father also was a member for 54 years of the Audubon Park Volunteer Fire Company. Donald Pennock was its president for 12 years and its chief for 25 years, though not in consecutive years.
March 22, 2014 |
John P. Arango IV disliked organized sports, including politics. In all his 91 years, daughter Cheryl Overbey said, "he went to one football game, and that was enough. " The names of the teams are lost to memory. Whether football or baseball or ping-pong, "he could wait to hear the score and that was good enough for him. " As for politics, she said, "he didn't trust any politician. " On Sunday, March 16, Mr. Arango, 91, of Blackwood, who retired in 1983 as a payroll clerk for Conrail, died at home.
March 14, 2014 |
BREAKFAST consisted of cocaine and heroin, to feed the habit and dull a day's worth of sex with strangers. Sometimes, the 32-year-old woman from West Deptford, Gloucester County, had sex with up to seven men in one day, each paying $140 for 30 minutes or $200 for an hour to have their way with her in a Cherry Hill hotel room. All told, the woman said, she was allowed to keep less than half of the $38,000 she thinks she made prostituting for her pimp, Brian A. Moore, in just three months, and every penny was painful.
December 20, 2013 |
FORMER FLYERS tough guy Mike Bullard made a dream come true, according to Adam F. Goldberg , creator of ABC's "The Goldbergs," the sitcom starring Jeff Garlin and George Segal . It was Jenkintown-raised Goldberg's dream to have a Flyers jersey when he was a kid, but his mom (portrayed on the show by Wendi McLendon-Covey of "Bridesmaids") said they were too expensive, then relented for her son's birthday. "My favorite player was Mike Bullard. I always liked the thuggy guy, and he had such a cool mustache.
October 9, 2013 |
Daniel Desmond, 55, of Runnemede, a former chief inspector for a Cherry Hill computer parts firm, died of liver cancer on Saturday, Oct. 5, at Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford. From 1988 to earlier this year, Mr. Desmond worked for inTest Corp., a designer and manufacturer of products that test devices such as semiconductor integrated circuits. Born in Escanaba, Mich., Mr. Desmond graduated from Escanaba High School in 1977, a sister, Darleen Lemke, said. Mr. Desmond was a computer assembly worker at Texas Instruments in Houston from 1980 to 1987, before moving to New Jersey.
August 17, 2013 |
James R. Doherty Jr., 76, of Moorestown, owner and chief executive since 1991 of Weber Display & Packaging in the Port Richmond neighborhood of Philadelphia, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, of heart failure at home. Raised in Philadelphia, Mr. Doherty graduated in 1955 from Collingswood High School, where he was a center on the varsity football team for three years, his son, James R. III, said. While in high school, he worked as a clerk at a Food Fair store in Runnemede, where his father, James R. Sr., was the manager.
July 3, 2013 |
Edward L. Ciemniecki, 59, a partner with the Archer & Greiner law firm's Philadelphia office and an usher at Christ the King Roman Catholic Church, died of stomach cancer Thursday at his home in Haddonfield. Most recently, Mr. Ciemniecki practiced civil law at Archer & Greiner after the firm acquired Pelino & Lentz of Philadelphia, where he previously worked. Mr. Ciemniecki was active in his church and with Haddonfield's sports programs, especially as a past president of the Haddonfield Football Booster Club.
June 22, 2013 |
The picturesque landscape of Hirsch Lake in Runnemede turned into a dirty, smelly mess this week when hundreds of dead fish floated belly up. Authorities on Thursday were trying to figure out what killed the fish - all carp that were six to nine inches long. Meanwhile, Runnemede public works employees had the unfortunate task of removing the remains. "It doesn't smell too pretty," Councilwoman Patricia Tartaglia-Passio said at the lake. Thursday morning, the borough cut off lake access at Singley Avenue from Center to Sheppard Avenues while crews investigated.