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BOWDLER, JAMES A., 77, of Ocean City, September 14, 2021. He was a realtor in Ocean City.
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John B. Kennedy of Cape May, passed away on September 17, 2021. He had just celebrated his 85th birthday with his family. He is survived by his wife, Katherine, and three children, Karen, John and Liam (Laura). He was predeceased by his daughter Kerri. He also had 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
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:
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Raymond S. Brown, 80, of Cape May, NJ beloved husband of Betty Ann passed away on September 18, 2021, peacefully at home. Ray was born in Norristown, PA on April 9, 1941, son of the late Anna May Brown and Raymond A. Brown. He was predeceased by his sister Nancy (Reichner) brothers James and Lawrence (Brown).
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.
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Robert Joseph Levins, age, 77, passed away at home on August 20, 2021 surrounded by his loving wife Helen, and children. Robert was born in Philadelphia to Francis and Charlotte Levins at Pennsylvania Hospital, April 17, 1944 and his first home was 123 Elfreth's Alley. As the Levins family grew, they moved to the East Oak Lane section of the city. Bob graduated from Olney High School in 1962. During Bob's high school years he and his brother Frank were "regulars" on Dick Clark's American Bandstand. In November 1962, Bob enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and completed his training at Camp Lejuene, SC. Bob was a member of the Philadelphia Police Department from 1964 to 1995. The Levins family was well represented in the Philadelphia Police community. Bob's Father, Frank, served for over 30 years, brothers, Jerry, Tom and Michael, brother-in-law, Frank Manny and Uncle Thomas as well as his sister-in-law Theresa all served and held various ranks in the Philadelphia Police Department. Bob received numerous promotions during his career and retired at the rank of Police Inspector. During his time in the Police Department, he worked in many different assignments from Patrol, Investigations, Administration, Anti Crime Tactical (ACT), Civil Affairs and Internal Affairs. Bob also worked closely with former Police Commissioner Richard Neal. In 1995, Bob was appointed as the Director of Security and Safety at LaSalle University in Philadelphia. This was a rewarding position. Bob obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from LaSalle University (graduated Magna Cum Laude) and is also a Graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. During Bob's career in the Philadelphia Police Department, he received numerous awards, including a Heroism Commendation, Bravery Commendation, and numerous Community Service awards. Bob moved to Stone Harbor in 2003, and began a successful home security business. In addition, he served on the Board of the Stone Harbor Realty owner's Association; Trustee and docent, as well as Sgt. of Arms of the American Legion Post 331, as well as a Trustee and docent of the Stone Harbor Museum. Bob also served as a member of the Stone Harbor Borough Council as well as a Republican Committee Leader. Bob's many hobbies included tennis, entirely restoring his Stone Harbor home, which was built in 1911, motorcycling, ballroom dancing, taking long walks on the beach with his wife, Helen, and their dog, Gracie, then, Bonnie. He enjoyed watching basketball and watching the History channel. His most enjoyment was spending time with his grandchildren; wonderful memories for all! Bob is survived by his loving wife Helen (nee Brown), his children, Elizabeth Ligato (Anthony); Robert Levins (Sheri); Suzanne Gutin (Barry) and Francis Levins (Sheree). Bob is also survived by his grandchildren: Anthony Ligato (Kayla – fiancé), Nicholas Ligato, John Day, Erica and Robert (Nolan) Levins, Shayna and Harrison Gutin and Francis and Sarah Levins. Bob's siblings include Mary Hemphill (deceased) (Ken), Frank Levins (deceased) (Elisabeth), Charlotte Wolfe (Carl), Thomas Levins (deceased) (Theresa), Gerard Levins (Barbara Paul), Michael Levins (Cheryle), Richard Levins (Katherine). Bob is also survived by his first wife Eleanor and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to his memorial followed by a luncheon on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at The Stone Harbor Yacht Club located at 9001 Sunset Drive, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cape May County Animal Welfare Society at 40 Route 47 S. Cape May Court House, NJ 08210.
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Marjorie S. Cunningham. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved friend and Aunt, Marjorie S. Cunningham. She was 86. Born in Rio Grande, New Jersey to the late Charles and Mable Robbins Cunningham. She was the youngest of five, all of whom remained extremely close throughout their lifetimes.
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.
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ANDERSON, FREDERICK GILBERT "Gil", 78, of Cape May Court House, September 10, 2021. He served in the US Navy and the US Coast Guard.
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BALESTRIERE, PETER M., 71, of Erma, September 13, 2021. He was a member of Our Lady of The Angels Church.
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ROBERSON, DOROTHY MAY WOOTEN, 90, of Cape May Court House, September 13, 2021. She had served as Municipal Court Clerk for Cape May County and was a member of First United Methodist Church.
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FERRY, JOHN JOSEPH, 58, of Wildwood Crest, September 14, 2021. He served in the US Marine Corps.
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Douglas Providence Burton Jr. was born on Youngs Ave. in Wildwood, NJ March 21, 1934. He was the third child of the late Douglas Sr. and Eva Burton, following two sisters, Joyce and Sonia. On Friday, August 13, 2021, the Lord called Douglas P. Burton Jr home to be with Him.
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