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The family will receive visitors on Thursday, 09/23/2021 from 6-8 pm at Spilker Funeral Home, 815 Washington St., Cape May. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, 09/24/2021 at 1 pm at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, Cape May. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in John ‘s name to the International Essential Tremor Foundation at www.essentialtremor.org (Spilker Funeral Home, Cape May) info and condolences:
After high school, Ray enlisted in the U.S. Army and served until 1966. He was a proud veteran and honored to have served his country. Before retiring in 2018, Ray was self-employed and ran Ray Brown’s Pumps and Wells for many years. He then spent 25 years as Security for the Lower Cape May Regional High school.
Ray loved his family with all his heart and enjoyed spending time with them especially his grandchildren and great grand children. Besides his wife Betty Ann of 57 years, he is survived by his sons Scott (Kathy) Kenneth Brown. Grandchildren Heather, Shelby (Nick) Rambo, Allie, Matthew, Jackson and his great grand children, Landon, Elizabeth and Maicie. He was extremely proud of his family. Ray is also survived by his brothers David, Gerald, John and sister Mary (Sokorai) and many nieces and nephews.
Ray was a hard-working man who was always ready to lend a hand. He enjoyed spending time fishing, camping, setting up and playing with his model trains. He liked to watch TV, spend time with his dog, and root for the Eagles, Phillies and Nascar.
Ray was a volunteer firefighter from the mid-1960s with Town bank Volunteer Fire Company. His favorite part was dressing up as Santa for the Christmas party for over 30 years. Ray worked up the ranks to become Chief (13 years as Chief) of which he served as an active member for 58 years and as commissioner for 40 years. He was the longest active member in the organization’s history. He was the President and one of the Founders of the Lower Township Bureau of Fire Safety. He was a lifetime member of the New Jersey State Fire Chiefs Association, Cape May County Association, International Association of Fire Chiefs, New Jersey Volunteer Fire Chiefs Association, Town bank Volunteer Fire Department, Cape May VFW post 386, member of Cape Island Masonic Lodge #30, member of the Villas Fishing Club, Honorary member of Lewes, Delaware Fire Company and a member of the American Legion.
Funeral services will be held Saturday (September 25th) at 11 a.m. at Town bank Volunteer Fire Department. Burial will be private. Friends may visit with his family on Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Town bank Volunteer Fire Department: 224 Town Bank Road, North Cape May, NJ 08204. To share memories or express condolences online please visit www.evoyfuneralhome.com.
Marjorie was predeceased by her siblings June (Honorable George) Francis, Gordon “Sonny” (Liz) Cunningham, Ricksom “Babe” (Alice) Cunningham, Betty (Robert) Overington, her nephews Don (Patty) Jones, Robert Cunningham, great nephew Randy Cunningham, and her beloved Yorkie, Toto.
Aunt Marge was employed at Bell Telephone of Pennsylvania for many years before retiring to Wildwood Crest, New Jersey. She enjoyed going to the beach, having breakfast at Snuffy’s, going to the casinos, and feeding the neighborhood squirrels. Aunt Marge was an avid reader, oil painter, a good listener, and gave great advice (whether you liked it or not). She loved our Lord, children, and Donald Trump. She also loved to Twitter with the handle @KillerHornet1.
Aunt Marge is survived by her nieces Lynne (Matthew) Wassum, Barbara (John) Cassidy, Debbie Thorn, Patti Cunningham, nephews Russell (Kathy) Cunningham, David (Melonie) Overington, her many great and great-great nieces, nephews and cherished friends. Marge will also be deeply missed by her best friend and partner in crime, Patricia Brown.
Aunt Marge was a bright light in this world who befriended everyone she met, touching the lives of all she met. She supported numerous charities and local organizations. There was no one more stubborn and opinionated than her, but she told it like it is and we loved her for it. She was everybody’s aunt.
“Thank you for being a friend, you’re a pal and a confidant”
Visitation on Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm at Ingersoll-Greenwood Funeral Home 1201 Central Avenue North Wildwood, NJ 08260 with service at 2:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Aunt Marge’s name may be made to Saint Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105, or your local animal shelter.
Doug was christened on the altar of Asbury A.M.E. Church at five months old and was very active in the church. He graduated Wildwood High School 1952 and joined the United States Air Force. Douglas was an officer on the Wildwood Police Force. After three years of law enforcement, he passed the test for the United States Mint (Treasury Department) which became his vocation in Philadelphia and Washington D.C. Eight years later, Douglas qualified for the job of his dreams, air traffic controller for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Doug is preceded in death by his Wife: Gwendolyn Burton, Father: Douglas Burton Sr, Mother: Eva Burton, Brother: Andrew Leon Powers, Sister: Joyce Trulear, and Brother-in-law: Stanley Porter. Douglas P. Burton Jr. leaves to cherish precious memories to his children: Chan Lee Burton, and Faith-Nikole Burton, Step-children: Juanita Meyers, and Catresa Meyers, his sister: Sonia Porter, brother-in-law: Charles Trulear, Three Step-Grandchildren: Quincy, Jordan, and Marcus Southerland, a host of nieces and nephews, Asbury A.M.E. Church Family, and the Wildwood community, especially Spencer Avenue.
Memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Asbury A.M.E. Church, 4101 New Jersey Avenue, Wildwood, NJ 08260. Interment will be in the Cape May County Veterans Cemetery. Condolences at radzieta.com