June 26, 2015 |
Though Sabatino J. D'Auria did not see combat during his military service in Korea in the 1950s, his experience there wasn't painless. As an Air Force munitions specialist, he was sometimes sent as an armed guard on railroad shipments of supplies. Often on nighttime trips on flatbed railcars, wife Lillian said, "it was lonely and scary. You never knew where you were" until the train stopped. "He spent two winters there," she said. "It was so cold. " On Thursday, June 18, Mr. D'Auria, 83, known as "Sam," who retired this month from the Gloucester County Institute of Technology, where he had taught classes in heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning since the late 1970s, died of cancer at his Voorhees home.
May 26, 2015 |
Logan V. DeAngelis, 17, of Green Bank, in Washington Township, Burlington County, died of brain cancer Wednesday, May 20, at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He was diagnosed with glioblastoma in August 2013, said his father, Vincent. But he had continued going to his junior-year classes, at Cedar Creek High School in Egg Harbor City, part time until Christmas, his father said. Logan was a goalie and forward on the high school soccer team in his freshman year and, before that, for a team in a Mullica Township recreational league.
March 6, 2015 |
Robert E. Harmon, 78, of Barrington, owner and operator of the Haddonfield Power Mower Co. in the 1970s and 1980s, died of complications from arthritis Saturday, Feb. 28, at home. Mr. Harmon was a former member of the Tribal Council of the Rankokus Indian Reservation in Westampton, daughter Lesley said. "We're Nanticoke," she said, descendants of the people who met with Capt. John Smith in Virginia in 1608. In Westampton, his daughter said, Mr. Harmon "had financial responsibility in the tribal council," helping to approve expenditures.
March 5, 2015 |
In 1918, when she was 6, Thelma Davis' father, David, died in Mahanoy City, Schuylkill County. Her mother, Harriet, had to send Thelma and her four siblings - from 2 years old to 10 - to live in what is now Mooseheart Child City and School in Illinois. Opened in 1913 by the Moose fraternal organization, "at the time, it was the model place to raise a child" who lacked a parent or a nurturing home, a granddaughter, Kathy Simpkins, said. A relative, James J. Davis, is credited by the organization with the concept, Simpkins said.
June 6, 2014 |
One way to make a retirement day worthwhile might be to help a few youngsters launch a rocket from a park in Camden. On May 11, William P. Rogers, a retired electrical engineer, was there as an adviser to an after-school group from UrbanPromise Academy, a Christian nondenominational high school in Camden. "He worked on that for a couple of months" with members of the school's chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers Jr., his wife, Lynne, said. Marcus Bell, a special projects coordinator for UrbanPromise, explained that "with his background in engineering, he was a great help to us in math and science.
June 1, 2014 |
Constance Carino Harrison, 75, of Turnersville, a cashier for Pathmark supermarkets in South Jersey for more than 30 years, died of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on Wednesday, May 28, at Kennedy University Hospital in Washington Township. A 1958 graduate of Glassboro High School, Mrs. Harrison worked at numerous stores in the Pathmark chain, in the office and at the cashier's post, her husband, Andrew J., said. She retired from the West Deptford store 10 years ago, he said.
May 10, 2014 |
Frank Myers, 66, of Woodbury Heights, and his companion, Betty Jane Marcum Smith, 76, of Woodbury, died in a car crash in Upper Pittsgrove Township on Sunday, May 4. Mr. Myers was driving the car, in which Mrs. Smith was his passenger, when his vehicle and another collided at Routes 611 and 677. There have been no arrests, a spokeswoman for the New Jersey State Police said. Mr. Myers graduated in 1966 from Gloucester City High School, earned a bachelor's degree in accounting at Drexel University, and became a certified public accountant.
April 22, 2014 |
Blair E. Neide, 52, of Audubon, president of the Audubon Little League, died of cancer Tuesday, April 15, at Vitas Hospice of Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford. Mr. Blair was elected for the 2013 season and reelected for this season to oversee 24 teams in the league, from T-ball for 4- and 5-year-olds to Senior Little League for 15- and 16-year-olds. Steve Hart, an Audubon Little League board member, recalled the conversation when Mr. Neide told him last year he would run for president.
March 22, 2014 |
Kathleen Wixted Underwood, 60, of Cape May Court House, a former registered nurse and health-care volunteer, died of heart failure Monday, March 17, at Inspira Medical Center in Vineland. Born in Philadelphia, Mrs. Underwood graduated from the former Cardinal Dougherty High School in Philadelphia and earned a bachelor's in nursing at Rutgers-Camden University. She earned her RN diploma at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia and studied toward a master's in nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, her husband, Joseph P. Underwood Jr., said.
March 8, 2014 |
WEST DEPTFORD A 50-year-old woman was found slain in her West Deptford apartment late Wednesday. Margaret Ann DePietro was stabbed multiple times, police said. Her body was found about 11 p.m. in the Grande at Kings Woods complex, near Kings Highway and Grove Road, when a family member and friend checked on her. One of DePietro's adult sons ran out of the apartment crying after the discovery, said neighbor Jana Liles, 27. "He was screaming," she said. "He was so upset. " Liles described DePietro as a motherly figure who occasionally chatted with neighbors and told them to put on hats or coats if the weather was cold.