Carl F. Green, age 92, of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, died Wednesday October 13, 2021 at Solaris Health Care, Daytona Beach, Florida.He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Frank T. and Stella Bandock Green. He came to the area from Cape May County, New Jersey in 1993.Carl was an industrial credit manager and served in the United States Naval Reserve. He was a graduate of Northeast Catholic High School and LaSalle University. He met his wife Shirley at the Circus Gardens roller skating rink. Carl was an avid baseball fan, played softball, bowled, and enjoyed model trains. He spent many afternoons fishing in the Delaware Bay, and was a longtime member of the Villas Fishing Club.Carl was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, New Smyrna Beach, FL. He loved his family and was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather.Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Shirley; son, Carl F. (Amy) Green Jr., of Gotha, FL; four daughters, Patricia (Michael) Ammerman, of Mission Rancho Viejo, CA; Karen (Denis) O'Brien, of New Smyrna Beach, FL; Michelle Green, of Jensen Beach, FL; and Sharon (Michael) Starr, of Sanford, FL; and four grandchildren, Delaney and Donovan O'Brien and Zephram and Katie Green.Carl was predeceased by his parents and his sister Helen McIlhinney.Service will be held at a later date.Condolences may be made online at www.settlewilderfuneralhome.com.

Vincent R. Clark, 58, of Wildwood, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. He was born in East Orange, NJ and graduated from Wildwood High School. He loved Wildwood and worked for the City of Wildwood Public Works. He enjoyed swimming and karate and was a big football fan especially of his beloved Cowboys.Vincent is survived by his mother Mary Clark, his brother Monroe Clark, his sister Carol Ann Connor, his niece Constance Clark, his nephews Christopher Clark and Isaac Clark, his great nieces Khadijah Clark and Nadirah Clark, and his great great niece Nova Wolef.Memorial service will be held on Monday, October 18, 2021 at 2:00 pm at the Radzieta Funeral Home, 9 Hand Avenue, Cape May Court House, NJ. Interment will be private. Condolences at www.radzieta.com

Juanita M. Battle, 76, of West Cape May, passed away on October 7, 2021. Juanita, affectionately known as “Needie” by family and friends was born on February 2, 1945 in Philadelphia, Pa and in early childhood moved with her mother to Cape May, New Jersey. She was predeceased by her parents, Eleanor Anderson and Leslie Gray and her son, John J.A. Hazel, Jr. Juanita attended elementary school at Star of the Sea Catholic School and Lower Cape May Regional High School in Cape May, NJ.Juanita leaves to cherish her love and memories: her husband, Joseph Battle, Sr., her devoted sons, Karl L. Gray, Paul C. Hazel (Doris), Kerry H. Hazel, Joseph D. Battle, Jr. along with two dedicated daughters, Sherry R. Hazel and adopted daughter, Celita A. Battle. Especially close to her grandsons, Dominic, Julian and Maison, Juanita was blessed to be greatly adored by all 18 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and host of cousins, friends and colleagues.She was proudly the founder of Cape May County’s Coalition Against Rape and Abuse (CARA). Juanita opened the first satellite office in Cape May Court House for women and men who experienced domestic violence or rape in 1980 under the guidance of Atlantic County Women’s Center and with the support of Cape May County Chapter of the National Organization of Women (NOW). She served domestic violence victims in Cape May County for over forty years, and even into her recent retirement, as a counselor, interventionist, court advocate, presenter and a family liaison.Juanita was honored for her career of advocacy by local, state and national organizations, including the Maria DiGiacomo Award, the Cape May County Board of Freeholders Recognition, the New Jersey Assembly Award and a 2004 Congressional Recognition Award. She was the Grand Marshal of the WCM Parade and a founding member of Cape Minority Advocates and Cape May’s Center for Community Arts. In addition, she was a lifelong member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Cape May, NJ.Although Juanita dedicated most of her life to providing support for domestic violence survivors, she was the happiest when surrounded by her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren, family and friends. She really was larger than life, always showing her greatest love at the “ much anticipated “annual family Christmas Breakfast where she reigned in her role as the matriarch of the Anderson/Battle family. Her life of character, dignity, love and compassion is a resonant message to her family, friends and the county that she served.Funeral services will be on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 12:00 am at Christ Gospel Church, Rte. 9 Whitesboro, New Jersey, where family and friends will be received from 10:00-11:45 am. Interment will be immediately following church services at Cold Spring Presbyterian Cemetery, Cape May, New Jersey. Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Spilker Funeral Home, Cape May.

Robert Edward Monroe, 83, of Villas, passed away in the comfort of his home on September 6, 2021. Born in Jersey City, NJ, he has been a resident of Villas since 1975. He was a dedicated employee at Lund’s Fisheries in Lower Township where he was a supervisor in the processing room. Robert was a proud United States Navy Veteran. He was a member of the American Legion; the American Red Cross; the Lower Township Civil Defense (Office of Emergency Management); and he was a member of New Life Church. Robert was a diehard Yankees fan and an avid bowler. He loved being around people and could start a conversation with anyone. Of all things in his life, Robert enjoyed precious time being with, and playing with, his family, especially his grandkids and great grandkids. He is predeceased by his parents, Sarah and James Monroe; siblings, Arline and James Monroe, and his granddaughter, Nicolette “Nikki” Carty. Robert is dearly missed and forever loved by his family which includes his wife of 60 years, Audrey (nee Stenlake); his son, Edward (Lee) Monroe; daughters, Karen Monroe and Denise Newman; grandchildren, Thayne (Kelsey), Colin and Christian; great grandchildren, Aaliyah and Madelyn; sisters, Carole Monroe and Virginia Jenkins. Relatives and friends will be received on Saturday (Oct. 16th) from 10am – 11am at the Spilker Funeral Home, 815 Washington St., Cape May where Robert’s Celebration of Life Ceremony will follow and begin at 11am. The family requests/requires masks to be worn. Memorial contributions are suggested to: Nikki’s Wings of Love – Lunch With Lynch, PO Box 1322, Wildwood, NJ 08260 – these donations are used to help children battling life-threatening illnesses. (Spilker Funeral Home, Cape May) info and condolences:spilkerfuneralhome.com

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Richard “Rick” Taylor Jr., age 45 of Cape May Beach, New Jersey, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday September 26, 2021. Born in Cape May Court House, NJ to parents Joan A. Taylor (nee Stillwell) and Richard D. Taylor Sr. and raised in Erma NJ, Rick was a Cape May County resident almost his entire life. Rick attended school in Lower Township and graduated from Lower Cape May Regional High School. His love and passion for creating things and carpentry led him to his calling and his very own business in construction, “Taylor Builders LLC”. He was so amazingly skilled and did beautiful work which can be seen throughout Cape May County, from Sea Isle City to Cape May. Almost every one of his family members is left with a memory of his craftsmanship in their homes and lives. His entire family knew that no matter what we could always depend on him if we needed him. Rick gave back to his community not only through his skillful work, he also coached football, volunteered with the Big Brothers of America, and worked with the Arc of Cape May County. Rick truly loved life, he was a big teddy bear with a heart of gold, he loved spending time with his family, 4th of July weekend boat/beach days, holidays, Eagles games, boating, fishing, skiing, biking, and traveling. He absolutely adored and loved spending time with his three granddaughters who affectionately called him “Bop”. Our hearts are so deeply broken, but we will always cherish all of the amazing memories and time we had with him. Rick is predeceased by his father Richard Drew Taylor, Sr. Rick is survived and deeply missed by his wife, Joanne (nee Dukes), children, Amanda (Kyle) Carter, Kayla Fritz, and Justin Fritz, his grandchildren, Karolina, Adeline and Penelope Carter, his mother Joan Jenkins, stepfather Frank Jenkins Sr., his siblings, Tracy (John) Thompson, Donna (David) Lazinski, Mark (Wendy) Schmolze, and Frank (Snezha) Jenkins Jr., his mother-in-law Elaine Vodopija, and so many wonderful nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles, all of whom he loved so dearly.

A memorial service for Rick will be held at 2pm on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 at Evoy Funeral Home, 3218 Bayshore Rd. N. Cape May, NJ; a visitation will be held prior to service from 1pm-2pm. Condolences for Rick can be shared at www.EvoyFuneralHome.com.

Joan Everett Seeman, age 71 years of Woodbine, passed away Friday October 8, 2021. Born in Portsmouth, VA and formerly of Brigantine, N. Cape May, and National Park, NJ, Joan has been an area resident most of her life. Of her many jobs, her favorite was working as a cook at Carmen’s Restaurant in Sea Isle City. In her early years, she raced cars at an Army base in Shirley, MA, and enjoyed roller skating. She also enjoyed bird watching, was a great animal lover and a loyal Philadelphia Eagles fan. Joan was a simple, wonderful soul and everybody loved her.She is predeceased by her brother, William Everett. Joan is survived by her children Robert (Laura) Seeman and Katrina (Tim) Shaw, grandchildren Eric Slobdjian and Alayna Shaw, great-grandchild Bentley Clark, sisters June (the late Tom) Meister and Dee (Bruce) Johnson, and numerous nieces, nephews and other family. Services will be privately held. Donations in Joan’s memory can be made to Toys for Tots. Condolences can be shared at www.EvoyFuneralHome.com.

John F. Aftanis (“Jack”), of Cape May, passed away one day short of his 82nd birthday on October 4, 2021. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Jack has been a resident of Cape May since 1976. He graduated from Father Judge High School in the first graduating class of 1957 and furthered his education at LaSalle University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering. Growing up, Jack frequently visited the Jersey Shore, spending time in Atlantic City and Sea Isle City before discovering Cape May and falling in love with the ocean, where he loved to sail and scuba dive. A man of honor, Jack proudly served in the United States Navy aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Independence. As an Air Dale he was an electrical engineer on an AWax Plane. During his time of service, he flew missions that were monitoring Russian ships during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Jack started his professional career selling electronics, before moving to Cape May to start a career in Real Estate. After earning his Broker license, Jack opened Cape May Realty which has been serving the Cape May area as a family run business since 1982. Jack was a member of the Cape May Corinthian Yacht Club; Cape May Kiwanis Club, and after discovering golf became a member of Wildwood National Golf Club. Jack is dearly missed and forever loved by his family which includes his wife of 53 years, Bunny; one son, Justin (and Dawn) Aftanis; two grandchildren, Isabella and Gavin; one brother, Robert “Af” (and Maggie) Aftanis; as well as his niece and nephews. Jack’s funeral service will be held on Friday (Oct. 22nd) at 10am in the Church of the Advent, 612 Franklin St., Cape May. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested for Parkinson’s research, online at www.michaeljfox.org/donate or the Wounded Warriors’ Foundation online at https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org (Spilker Funeral Home, Cape May) info and condolences: spilkerfuneralhome.com

Kathleen A. Houston, 79, of Villas, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on October 4, 2021, at North Cape Center in North Cape May, surrounded by her family. She was born in Hudson, New York on August 22, 1942 to Charles and Frieda Hallenbeck.Raised in Hudson, New York, Kathleen moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to attend nursing school at Philadelphia General Hospital where she graduated in 1963. She worked as a registered nurse at PGH as well as Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia. Kathleen obtained a Master’s Degree in Social Work and her career turned to behavioral health and addiction treatment where she worked for many years and touched many lives. In 2012, Kathleen was honored as Medical Professional of the Year by the Caron Foundation after being nominated by her peers and colleagues.After living and working in the Philadelphia area for most of her adult life, Kathleen and her husband, Hank, retired and moved to Villas, New Jersey, where they shared their home with the golden retrievers and the cats they loved, and where they regularly enjoyed the Delaware Bay sunsets.Kathleen is survived by her loving husband of 29 years, Henry (Hank) Houston; her son, Mark Davies, and his wife Laura Strickler, of Lawrenceville, New Jersey; her granddaughter, Annelise Davies of New Orleans, Louisiana; and her brother, Charles Hallenbeck of Willoughby, Ohio; and many beloved nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her sister, Phyllis AuCoin.A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 23 from 9:30-10:30am at Evoy Funeral Home, 3218 Bayshore Rd, North Cape May, NJ 08204, with a service beginning at 10:30am. Donation may be made online in Kathleen’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association or Citizens Veterans Advisory Committee, and condolences can be shared at www.EvoyFuneralHome.com.

THOMAS, HAROLD U., 93, of Cape May Court House, October 8, 2021. He was a life member of the Town Bank Fire Company.

Elizabeth (Betty) Pettit passed away 3 October 2021. She was able to say a peaceful goodbye to those she left behind, her children Jerry Jr (Roni), Colleen (Nick), Dannie, her sister Jeanie (Butchie), grandchildren Jerry III, Brian, Rosemary, Greg, Emilee, Billy, Tasha, 10 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Her passing is eased knowing she is together with her parents Eugene and Elizabeth, husband Jerry Sr, son Gene, sister Janice and many family and friends. She left us knowing she was loved and always will be. Services will be at St John of God Church in North Cape May, NJ on 23 October 2021 at 11:00 am, followed by St. Mary’s Cemetery in Cape May, NJ. In lieu of flowers make a donation to your favorite charity in her name if you don’t have one then to East End Hospice in New York.

Robert Leroy Wilson, 91, of Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on October 2, 2021.He was born to parents Leroy and Rhoda Wilson in Trenton, New Jersey. After graduating from Trenton Central High School, Robert served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War, and later graduated from Trenton State College with a degree in secondary education. He returned to Trenton Central High School as a social studies teacher, where his course Problems in American Democracy was particularly relevant to his students during the turbulent 1960s and 1970s. Robert was an expert in current events, maintaining a no-nonsense, fact-based view of the world that he passed on to his children and grandchildren. In addition to his family, he loved Long Beach Island, cars, and lawn care.He is survived by Vera Fisher Wilson, his wife of 60 years, his children Amy Kathleen and Robert Preston and his wife Dawn, and five grandchildren: Ashton, Francesca, Trevor, Drake and Robie.A private service will be held.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Friends of Washington Crossing Park.

George Kenneth Thompson (“Ken”), 81, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away September 27, 2021.Ken was born in Dias Creek, NJ on April 4, 1940 to parents George Carl and Margaret Camp Thompson (nee High) and has resided in Cape May Court House his entire life. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cape May Court House, participating in Sunday School and later Sea Scouts, sponsored b the church. A graduate of Middle Township High School, Class of 1958, Ken served in the U.S. Army and the N.J. National Guard. He was employed by Acme Markets in Cape May Court House and then had 30 years as a lineman with N.J. Bell Telephone (now Verizon) until retirement.Ken passed away on September 27, 2021, after meeting the challenges and demands of pulmonary fibrosis for 14 years. His attitude and perseverance afforded him the ties and times with his treasures: family and friends.Ken is predeceased by his wife of 26 years: Robin Bond Thompson; in-laws Charles Bond and Philip Bond; nephews Robert (Bobby) Thompson and Andrew Bond. He is survived by his wife of 22 years: Margaret “Peg” Thompson (nee DeFrehn). He is also survived by his siblings: Robert of Port St. Lucie, FL, and Ronald (Patricia) of Crossville, TN; by in-laws Richard (Christine) DeFrehn, Barbara (Michael) Stockl; the Bond sisters-in-law: Kate, Anne Marie, Donna, and Patricia.He was fond of his family tree, especially the numerous nieces and nephews and their families: the Thompson branch, the DeFrehn/Stockl branch, the Bond branch. Ken was an exemplary outdoorsman. He pursued biking, camping, boating, crabbing, fishing, hunting, gardening, puttering in the backyard. He loved country music, dancing, karaoke, weekly Bell Telephone breakfasts at the Cape May County Airport, monthly CMCANGA (Army National Guard) breakfast meetings. He celebrated Labor Day Weekend at the annual NASW airfest. A memorable event was a trip on a B-17 vintage WWII airplane with Peggy’s uncle Art Tyas. Ken belonged to the Jersey Cape Hunting Club, Corbin City Hunting Club, and Maine Hunting Club.Ken and Peggy enjoyed traveling: Atlantic Coast, Florida, New England, Lancaster, PA, cruises (Alaska and Norway were favorites). As Ken’s final journey is complete, we are grateful for all your prayers and kindnesses. Ken’s favorite hymn “Just A Closer Walk With Thee” summarized all we have shared together. Ken has reached God’s kingdom shore.A celebration of life service will be private. Memorial gifts may be made to the Middle Township Volunteer Ambulance Corps, PO Box 331, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210 or Community Food Bank of NJ, 6735 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234-3901. Condolences at radzieta.com

Geraldine Ann Alexander, 76, of Erma, NJ, passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2021. Born in Philadelphia, PA to the late John and Alberta Sereno Miller, she moved here 43 years ago from Philadelphia. She worked at Shop Rite in Rio Grande and was a member of the Lower Township Moose Lodge 1054. She loved spending time with her kids and grandkids.Geri is survived by her children Jackie Giordano, John Alexander, Jo Evoy Alexander, and Jay Alexander; her brothers John Miller, Billy Miller, and Bobby Miller; her grandchildren, Stephen Bradley, Heather Bradley, Alexis Angstadt, Stephanie Alexander, Shane Alexander, and Jay Alexander; her great grandchildren Abel Turner and Mason Alexander. She was predeceased by her granddaughter Nicole Angstadt.Funeral service will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Radzieta Funeral Home, 9 Hand Avenue, Cape May Court House, NJ, where viewing will begin at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cold Spring. Condolences at www.radzieta.com

John Joseph Regan, 49, of Sea Isle City, NJ, passed away suddenly on October 6, 2021. A Christmas baby, born on December 14th, 1971 in Norristown, PA.Prior to working on Wall Street for 25 years, John graduated from LaSalle College High School where he was a member of the rowing team. If he was too short for the basketball team, he was sure as heck not going to let that stop him from being part of a team. Couldn’t row for his life but loved being with his friends on the water. After graduating in 1989, John went on to receive degrees in international finance and business from The American University in Washington D.C., where he was a member of Delta Chi Fraternity. John spent summers at the shore where he met many of his lifelong friends. He loved nothing more than watching his beloved Philadelphia sports teams (aka “those bums, The Eagles”) and sitting by the bay listening to the Rolling Stones and the Oldies. Everyone who met John made a friend for life. His charm and humorous attitude brought his family and friends much laughter and joy and will be missed beyond compare. John had a fighting spirit and generous heart that shined through the kindness of his soul. Of all the blessings in John’s life, his biggest love and joy is his son, Lucas Joseph Regan. He will be remembered with love and missed by so many.John is survived by his son Lucas, his mother Joanne R. Regan, his sisters Kelly (Curt) Latham, and Teresa (Jason) Kocudak; his godmother Claire (John) Lackey; his aunt Gail Morris; and his nieces and nephew: Julia, Charlie, Lauren, and Grace. John had too many friends to name — who turned into John’s extended family.Celebration and services for John will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, 4308 Landis Ave, Sea Isle City, NJ 08243. Viewing from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. and Funeral Mass immediately following at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at Calvary Baptist Cemetery, corner of Main Street and Route 9, Ocean View, NJ, following the church services. Condolences at www.radzieta.com

Debra D Glenn, age 65 of Cape May, passed this life peacefully on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Born in Chicago and formerly of the Tampa, FL area, Debra has been an area resident since 1982. She worked as a bartender in Cape May at Restaurant Maureen, Elaine’s, and the former Atlas Motor Inn. Debra enjoyed studying Interior Design, and liked working with assorted craft projects. She is predeceased by her parents, Warren and Hazel Draben. Debra is survived by her husband of 35 years, Scott, son Julian S. Glenn (Erika), sister Pam, step-brother Milton Calfee, and 6 half brothers and sisters. A celebration of life for Debra will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, corner of Atlantic and Poplar, Wildwood, NJ, 08260. Condolences can be shared at www.EvoyFuneralHome.com.

PASTORE, DR. JOHN J., 94, of Sea Isle City, NJ, October 3, 2021. He enrolled in the Army and entered service in 1945.

Patricia A. Bond passed away peacefully on Monday, October 4, 2021. Born on January 23, 1946, to Herbert F. and Anna Mae Peterson in North Wildwood, New Jersey, Patricia was a graduate of Wildwood High School and resided in Cape May County her entire life. She proudly worked many years for her family at Morey’s Pier and at the Middle Township Municipal Court for over 25 years.Patricia devoted her life to her four children and five grandchildren, and she is remembered fondly by all as someone who showed kindness and compassion to everyone. Patricia is predeceased by her parents- as well as siblings - Richard, James, Nancy, Judith, and her beloved son, Andrew Charles Bond. She is survived by her daughter, Christine Salerno (William), her daughter Rebecca Carr (Christopher), her son Patrick Bond (Jennifer), her daughter-in-law, Elise Bond and her grandchildren- Evan, Brayden, Eleanor, Isabella and Olivia. She is also survived by her sister Dolores Morey and brother, Robert Peterson, sisters-in law, Catharine Bond and Patricia Peterson and many nieces and nephews and extended family.Her constant and loving presence will be so dearly missed by her children, family, and friends.In lieu of flowers, Patricia’s family is requesting donations in her name to Samaritan Life Enhancing Care at samaritannj.org.Patricia’s Celebration of Life was held on Monday, October 11, 2021 at Radzieta Funeral Home. Condolences at www.radzieta.com

Dora has finally rejoined with her little abuela Isabel in paradise . Born in Sevilla, Spain she was raised along with her brother Vincente and numerous cousins by her grandparents. Called Pimpona in her neighborhood, she attended convent school and cosmetology school before coming to the United States to vacation with one of her aunt’s family. Arriving November 10th 1970 ( Marine Corps Birthday) while walking the Wildwood boardwalk met a young Marine surfing the winter waves. She claimed love at first sight. After three years of courtship despite deployments and unusual separations, they married, and after another deployment spent forty eight interesting and exciting years together.Besides being the best of moms and a hot wife, Dora worked many venues in the area. The Trylon motel, Cork n Bottle, Peter Vincent’s , Yellow Cab, Trump Plaza and was the last head hostess at Zaberer’s prior to the fire. She even worked a Wildwood beach umbrella stand wearing a thong with her three kids in tow. She was also the best backup for her husband when he was a fudgy wudgy man. Many know her for her outstanding Jewish apple cakes that she made during Thanksgiving and Christmas, how strange. She also spent many hours volunteering in St. Ann’s School in the kitchen, Spirit squad, chaperoning field trips and other events.Dora’s memory continues on with her husband Richard, daughter Elizabeth and her husband Todd and their daughter Isabella, daughter Jennifer and her husband Jimmy and son Nicolas and the storm sisters Avery and Irelyn , son Jonathan and his wife Ellie and their daughters Madison and Charlie. Also their are numerous cousins of hers throughout the country.In Espana, her brother Vincente and his wife Maria Jose, their son Michaelangelo and their daughter Beatrice and her husband Hector and their sons Hector and Ruben and the too many to name cousins and their families.Formalities and remembrances will be at an undetermined time in accordance with her husband, government scheduling and Jack Daniels.

Gail Lynn Mac Burnie, born May 23, 1953, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on September 26, 2021. She passed away suddenly while at Cooper Hospital in Camden, New Jersey.Gail loved life, worked hard, was dedicated to everything she did, was passionate about pushing people to be the best they could in life, was a wonderful friend in need to whoever called, and enjoyed her glass of wine while admiring her many flowers at home. She loved the ocean, long walks, and fishing. Gail would never turn down a trip as she loved to travel. She grew up in Bergen County, New Jersey where she graduated from Waldwick High School in 1970. She earned a master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. Gail’s family and friends could not be more proud of her for accomplishing this great milestone in her life. She also was a teacher of Nursing at Atlantic Cape Community College. When not teaching Gail was busy working hard as a Registered Nurse at Cape Regional Medical Center where she served for 16 years. Gail touched many lives from the classroom, clinical trials and to the emergency room with every patient she cared for. Gail was a true warrior serving the community through the pandemic and working relentless hours.Gail would want to be remembered in this way: When you look at the ocean, think of the good times you had with her. For all the nursing students, nurses and doctors out there: Gail would say; “Appreciate them and the work they do to help save lives.” And last but not least have a glass of wine for her.She was a survivor of breast cancer and in lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, PO Box 676910, Dallas, TX 75267-6910 and https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/ or a cancer charity of your choice.Sweet Gail will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law Branson and Debbie Mac Burnie, niece Sharon Salontai, brother David Mac Burnie, niece Sherry Mac Burnie Hart, niece Laura Piscopo, niece Pam Piscopo and additional family members Debra Clark and Heidi Reid.She is predeceased by her father David Mac Burnie, mother Elizabeth Mac Burnie and sister Karen Piscopo.A Memorial Service and Celebration of Gail’s life will be held October 12, 2021, at the Radzieta Funeral Home, 9 Hand Avenue, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210. Visitation is from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and a service directly following. Condolences at radzieta.com

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Andrew Scott Montgomery, 60, of Somers Point, NJ, was born in Philadelphia, PA July 23, 1961, at Nazareth Hospital and passed away Friday, September 24, 2021, at Shore Memorial Hospital. He was known by his family and friends as Scott.Upon graduating Archbishop Ryan High School in 1979, Scott attended Tyler School for the Arts where he was able to further his love of drawing and art. He was an accomplished residential landscaping business owner early on in his life, but his true passion was always art. Scott had an incredible art talent that still lives on in his art pieces and a true love of the jersey shore.Growing up, Scott spent most of his summers at the jersey shore and spent many of his adult years riding his bike up and down the same shores.Scott was preceded in death by his parents, John and Arlene, and his brothers William and John and his sister MaryEllen. He is survived by his sister Kathi and brothers Marty and Kenny, as well as his extended family and friends.The family requests that donations be made in lieu of flowers to Cape Hope Homeless Outreach in Scott’s name. Please visit CapeHopeCares.org to donate. Condolences at www.radzieta.com

ELWELL, CAROL J. (nee Griffin), 85, of Cape May, September 30, 2021. She was co-owner/operator of the Stetson Inn Bed & Breakfast in Cape May.

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