Edward "Eddie" David Barr, Jr. age 59 of Upper Township NJ, passed away Tuesday October 4, 2022, surrounded by his family.Ed was born in Darby, Pa, grew up in Phoenixville, PA until the age of six when his family moved to Sea Isle City, NJ and became a long-time resident of Cape May County.Ed was a graduate of Ocean City High School. After graduation he began his career as a police officer, where retired as a lieutenant of Hamilton Township Police Department after thirty years of service. While pursuing his career he received his undergraduate degree from Stockton and Master’s degree from Farleigh Dickenson. After retirement he continued working as an outside sales representative with ABC Supply. Ed proudly served his community and in 2013 he was sworn in as an Upper Township Committeeman and retired as Deputy Mayor in 2021.Ed’s biggest success was the family he created, being a dedicated, loving husband, and proud father to his three daughters, and Pop-Pop to his two granddaughters. Family was his main priority in life. The love he had for his wife showed thru his smile and the love he had for his girls is everlasting. Ed loved time in his pool on Sunday funday where the family ended the week with Ed’s famous cooking. The Barr’s Barge was where Ed enjoyed cruising down the back bays listening to his county music. The front porch was where you could always find him, with his cooler packed, ready for happy hour and reminiscing about the life he created.Ed is survived by his loving wife Suzanne (nee Van Osten) and three daughters Leah Barr Mahoney (Matthew), Alyssa Barr and Mariah Bethea (Benjamin) and his two granddaughters Sophia Barr and Malaya Bethea; by his sisters Anne (Keith), Terry (Andrew), Jeanne (Thomas), Patty (Jim), Mary (John), Susan (Joseph), Maureen (Brian), Maggie (Don), Donna (Daniel), and Denise. Ed was predeceased by his parents Edward David, Sr. and Elizabeth Barr.Family and Friends may call Wednesday, October 12th from four until seven o’clock in the evening at The Godfrey Funeral Home of Palermo, 644 South Shore Road, Palermo, NJ.You are invited to join in Ed’s life celebration on Thursday, October 13th at 12 o’clock noon at the Church of the Resurrection of St. Maximillian Kolbe Parish, 200 West Tuckahoe Road, Marmora, NJ where friends and family may call from 9:30 am until the time of mass.In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation:https://fundraise.givesmart.com/vf/PFFTribute/EdwardEddieBarrArrangements are by The Godfrey Funeral Home of Palermo. For condolences to the family, visit www.godfreyfuneralhome.com

Juan Velez Valentin ("Johnny"), 68, of Wildwood, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, September 28, 2022. He was a longtime employee at McDonald’s in Wildwood. He is survived by his sister, Nereida Velez Valentin, and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 2:00 pm at Cold Spring Presbyterian Cemetery, 780 Seashore Road, Cold Spring. NJ 08204. Condolences at www.radzieta.com

I washed a feather bed pillow this week – it did not go as planned. I have washed other feather pillows I’ve owned but this one apparently was covered in a semi-waterproof fabric. When I tried to remove the pillow from the washer it was about double its normal size and completely filled with air and water. 

David R. Knoche, age 93, of Avalon, NJ died peacefully at home on October 1, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.Born in Pittsburgh, PA, to the late Eno and Norma Knoche, he graduated from Washington and Jefferson College in 1950 and served in the U.S. Navy as an officer from 1950-1954. After the Navy, he married the love of his life, Rose Boyd, in 1957 and they settled down in Bethel Park, a suburb outside of Pittsburgh. David worked as a human resources manager at McGraw-Edison and, later, Cooper Industries.Upon his retirement, he moved to his beautiful Avalon in 1993. He was always active in the community: serving on committees, attending neighborhood events, and being very involved with his beloved church, Wells Memorial Presbyterian.David was a sports enthusiast, an avid tennis player in his earlier days, and an avid viewer in his later ones. He loved reading, old movies, feeding the birds, tending his roses, and listening to Frank Sinatra. He continued to root for his Pittsburgh teams—especially the Penguins.He was predeceased by his adored wife, Rose, in 2011. He is survived by his two daughters, Catherine (Ralph) Johnson and Kimberly (Stephen) Bittner; his six grandchildren, Laura (Timothy) Stanton, Annie, Ralphie, and Billy, Nicky and David (Madii); two great-grandchildren Peter and Betty; and a host of nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his sweet grand-dog, "Patsy Girl."Memorial services will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 11:00 am at Wells Memorial Presbyterian Church in Avalon, NJ, where visitation will begin at 10:00 am. Interment will be in the Cape May County Veterans Cemetery.Memorial donations may be made to Wells Memorial Church, PO Box 341, Avalon, NJ, 08202. Condolences at www.radzieta.com

Nancy Olivieri, age 82, passed away peacefully on October 1, 2022.Loving daughter of the late Athony and the late Amina Olivieri; loving sister of her pre-deceased siblings Dena (Bill) Kuntz, Gloria (Dino) Marini, Richard (Loretta) Olivieri, and Marie (Skeets) Buccalo and her late niece Donna Marini; cherished aunt of Janet DeFelice, Michelle (George) Sumner, Lisa Oliveri and Lisa DiPlacido: devoted life long friend of Patricia Donat. Relatives, friends and members of the Sea Isle Yacht Club are invited to attend her viewing and funeral Monday October 10, 2022 9:00AM at the Church of ST. Monica 17th & Ritner Sts., Phila., PA. 19145. Funeral Mass 10:00AM. Int. Private. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions in her memory to the Cape May County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, DN 501B, 110 Shelter Road, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210.Arr: Buddy Dougherty, F.D.Grasso Funeral Home

ELY, DR. RICHARD ARTHUR, 90, of Ocean City, September 21, 2022. He practiced dentistry in Ocean City and formerly served in the US Navy Reserves.

Nancy Halpin Walker, 80, a resident of Stone Harbor, NJ for 46 years, passed away peacefully on September 30, 2022.Nancy was born in Philadelphia, PA and was the loving wife of the late “diamond” Joe Walker. She was one of four siblings. Nancy has five amazing children: Joe Walker, Andrew Walker, Patrick Walker (deceased), Kim Haggarty, and Kristin Carrea (deceased).Nancy was the rock that held the family together. She was the most loving, caring human that gave and gave, asking nothing in return. “Fancy” Nancy was the cooking queen and the most generous person to the people she loved - yet she would let you know when you crossed that line of “Last Chance Nance”. She was known as “Nanna Clause” to her eleven grandchildren. Nancy was a faithful supporter of the church and Nun’s Beach merchandise in Stone Harbor. She made an impact in this world and will be dearly missed by everyone fortunate enough to have known her.Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday October 8, 2022 at St. Paul’s Church, 9910 3rd Ave, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247. A reception will follow at The Lobster House in Cape May, NJ. All are welcome to celebrate Nancy, Joe, and Kristin’s life. Be prepared to tell a story or two.In lieu of flowers, we ask that you donate to Villa Maria by the Sea convent in Stone Harbor and the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary which was a favorite of Nancy’s.

Samuel S. DeVico, 90, former Mayor of Middle Township 1975 to 1983, died on Sunday, October 2, 2022 at his home. Born in Belleplain, NJ, the son of the late Anthony and Emilia Millie DelCorio DeVico, he moved to Middle Township in 1940 and was a 1950 graduate of Middle Township High School.An Army veteran of the Korean War, Sam was the recipient of many medals including the Medal of Honor from the New Jersey Senate for his service in the Korean War. He founded Klenswite Chemical, operated the Motor Vehicle Agency, founded DeVico Vending, and retired as a member of the Board of Directors for Riggins Oil Company after 23 years.In 1961, Sam was elected to Township Committee, serving as Deputy Mayor and became Mayor in 1975 until 1983. He also served as County Chairman of the Democratic Party, the Democratic State Committee, the Cape May County Bridge Commission, and the Cape May County Vocational Technical School.Sam is survived by his daughters: Janet R. Pagnam and Karen P. Smith and her husband, Bruce; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; and his brothers, Anthony Jr., and Frank J. He was predeceased by his wife of forty-eight years, Betty Riggins DeVico on January 20, 2010.A viewing will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2022 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. followed by his funeral service at 2:00 p.m. at the Radzieta Funeral Home, 9 Hand Avenue, Cape May Court House, NJ. Interment will be in the Cape May County Veterans Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Animal Welfare Society of Cape May County, 40 Route 47 South, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210. Condolences at www.radzieta.com

Marsha H. Thomson, 75, of Oklahoma, formerly of Cape May Court House, NJ - passed away September 28, 2022 surrounded by her family. Marsha Thomson lived for her family. A mother of five, married to the love of her life, Bob, for over 54 years, she lived every day with meaning and passion.Whether she was traveling, horseback riding, cooking, or sewing, Marsha did everything in service to those she loved over herself.An award winning horseback rider in her youth, Marsha met Bob when she was just 12 years old while they were working at Hidden Valley Ranch in 1959 in Cold Spring, New Jersey. They married in their 20’s and moved to Oklahoma in 1981 where they raised their children on a horse ranch in Yukon.Marsha loved big family holidays, where she could wow guests with her culinary and hosting prowess. She never missed or passed up on an opportunity to host her family and friends, who she loved with all her heart.She is survived by her husband Bob, five children, nine grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter, dog Quigley and horses Charlie and Dually.Please join us for a celebration of her life. Graveside Service will be Friday, October 7, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Cold Spring Presbyterian Cemetery, 780 Seashore Road, Cold Spring, NJ 08204. Condolences at www.radzieta.com

Vincent L. Povio, Jr., 72 of Ewing Township, NJ passed away June 20, 2022. He was born in Trenton to the late Vincent and Emily Povio, Sr. He worked as a Respiratory Therapist at Cape Region Medical Center. He is survived by his children: Vincent Povio, III, Anthony (Heather) Povio, and Kelly (Jose) Lazo); sister Felecia and her children Angela and Nicholas; and his grandchildren: Vincent, Joseph, Ava and Anthony Povio, and Emma Lee Lazo.Visitation will be Tuesday, October 11, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon at Radzieta Funeral Home, 9 Hand Avenue, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210. Condolences at www.radzieta.com


Elizabeth “Beth” Blair-Slemmer, Salesperson, grew up in the lovely town of Haddonfield, raised her children in Moorestown, and has now found her little piece of heaven in North Cape May.

ROBINSON, MICHAEL W., 67, of Ocean View, September 26, 2022. He was a lifetime resident of Cape May County and was employed by Avalon Golf Club.

Harriet Chapas Wilson, 80, died September 1, 2022. The youngest of three sisters, she was born to Greek immigrants Tamis and Sophie Chapas on 2/21/42 in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated from New Brunswick High School (1960) and Douglas College (1964). She married and moved to Hatboro, PA where she raised four children. Talented in knitting and crocheting, she created much of her family’s wardrobe. After retiring from retail management in 1997 she moved to West Cape May. She volunteered at several local nonprofits, including hospice and East Lynne Theater Company. Friends knew to look for her at the end of Beach Avenue at sunset. She is survived by sister Aspasia Sue Burton; her children and their spouses, Katherine, Martin, Michael (Ginger) and Christopher (Jennifer); and grandchildren, Matthew, Elaina, Hannah and Alex. Family and friends are invited to celebrate her life at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, October 8 at Sunset Pavilion, 62 Beach Avenue. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in her memory to East Lynne Theater Company.

On my summer reading list was the biography of Martin Luther. The book is about 500 pages and quite dense with facts, but enjoyable, and eventually I made it through after several renewals from the library. Reading this historic account dating back to the 1500s made me aware that some of today’s church rituals, rules, and social mores, are not always Biblically based. 

Doris K. Wisting, 94, of Rio Grande, NJ, passed away on Monday, September 26, 2022. She was born in Philadelphia and was a longtime resident of Cape May County.Miss Doris was a member of Great Commission Baptist Church. She was a multigeneration Sunday School teacher and VBS teacher, having taught hundreds of kids over the years, and helped run the Backyard Bible Club with Norma Marriner.Miss Doris loved cooking soup and delivering it to shut-ins as her own mission with service to others. She enjoyed writing poetry and reading the newspaper front to back every day to keep up on the news. She was a member of the Rio Grande Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary for 67 years and former President of the PTA of the Rio Grande School. She also served as a judge for the county elections.Miss Doris is survived by her children, Bonnie (Roy) Hess, Sherrie Meenan, Cindie Gunther, and Robert J. (Christine) Wisting; her grandchildren, Lisa Korell Hess, Sean (Danielle) Meenan, Danielle (Steve) Heaney, Anders Wisting Gunther, Pelle Wisting Gunther, Larkspur Wisting Gunther, Robert Mark Wisting, and Amber Fallon Wisting; and great grandchildren, Declan Meenan, Grayson Meenan, Finley Heaney, and Malia Rose Lobb. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Ockie” Wisting; her brother, Connie Johnson, Sr.; and her sons in law, Michael Meenan and Robert Gunther.Funeral service will be held on Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. at the Radzieta Funeral Home, 9 Hand Avenue, Cape May Court House, where viewing will begin at 1:00 p.m. Interment in Rio Grande Baptist Cemetery will be private. Memorial donations may be made to The Great Commission Baptist Church, 18 Swainton Goshen Road, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210 or to the Rio Grande Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, P.O. Box 675, Rio Grande, NJ 08242. Condolences at www.radzieta.com

Captain Frank J. Simonsen, Jr., 85, a life-long resident of Cape May, New Jersey, passed away on Friday, September 23rd, 2022. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Elizabeth A. Simonsen; his sister, Grayce Kelleher (and family); his four children, Frank (and Dawn), Chris (and Sam), Erik (Anna and Vadim), and Brenda (and Brad); his grandchildren, Cameron, Katya, Vika, and Emily; as well as his dog-children, Susie and Shadow.Captain Frank was a 4-year veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a retired commercial fisherman, tugboat captain, riverboat pilot, and oil recovery captain. Coach Simonsen coached the youth of Cape May County for 45 years, and coached his final games on Frank Simonsen Field in Lower Township.Captain Frank was a Freemason and a Shriner. He was a Republican who loved his country, and he enjoyed football, jazz music, Nascar, and was an avid cyclist. Frank was a proud and longtime member of the Macedonia Baptist Church in Cape May. He lived his life the way it ended, doing what he loved.To celebrate Frank's life, family and friends are invited to the Assembly of God Church, 1068 Seashore Rd., Cape May on Saturday (Oct. 1st) for visitation from 9:30am until 11:30am with Masonic Service beginning at 11:30am and a ceremony offered by family and friends to follow. Interment will be private and at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested by using “In Memory Of” online at www.inmemof.org/frank-simonsen for convenience and acknowledgment purposes to benefit the youth of Southern Cape May County. (Spilker Funeral Home, Cape May) info and condolences:spilkerfuneralhome.com

Mary Ellen Mooney was born in North Wildwood and remained a resident of the Wildwood’s her entire life. Mary Ellen was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend. Mary Ellen went home on September 25th, 2022, at the age of 90 surrounded by her loving family.She was born to Ada and George Dotts on March 18th, 1932. Mary Ellen met the love of her life James, whom she married, and they had four daughters. Mary Ellen loved taking care of her family and spending time in the kitchen making her famous meatballs and cheering on her Eagles.Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her daughter Patricia, her granddaughter Tammy, son-in-law David, sister Marie, and brother George.She is survived by her husband James, her daughters Kathy, Rosie (Bob), Reenie (Joe), and brother Joe; her grandchildren, Katie (Joe), Kerry (Corey), Ashley (Matt), Joe, Bobby; her great grandchildren, Hunter, Noah, Wyatt, and Piper. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved.A celebration of her life will be held at Ingersoll Greenwood Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 4th. Visitation will be from 10:00am to 11:00am. Service will be at 11:00am followed by burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery.Condolences may be sent to ingersollgreenwoodfh.com

Florence (Flossie) Perillo (nee Conrad), 87, of West Wildwood NJ passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, September 25, 2022. Born in Philadelphia, Flossie was an honors graduate of John Bartram High School. Prior to her retirement, she was a resident of Delaware County and worked as a legal admin. She enjoyed bowling, volunteering at Cape Regional Medical Center and crossword puzzles.Flossie was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Joseph Perillo. She is survived by three daughters; Patt (Ray) Webster, Susan Summers (predeceased) and Audrey (Tom) Falasco; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.Memorial service will be held at Ingersoll-Greenwood Funeral Home, 1201 Central Ave., North Wildwood, NJ 08260 with visitation from 11:00AM-12:00PM and service at 12:00PM on Friday, September 30, 2022.In lieu of flowers, donations in Flossie's memory may be made by mail to St. Jude's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105 or donate by phone at (800) 805-5856.Condolences may be sent to ingersollgreenwoodfh.com

Antoinette Felicia “Toni” Boettger, 81, of Avalon, NJ and Vero Beach, FL, formerly of Pittsburgh, PA, passed away September 25, 2022, peacefully at home. She graduated in 1962 from Seton Hill College, Greensburg, PA. Toni was an expert seamstress and made many of her own clothes. She was the daughter of a chef and had a passion for cooking. She enjoyed playing tennis and was a skilled piano player. She is survived by Tom, her loving husband of 60 years; her children: Susan Marie Almquist of Corvallis, OR, Thomas Jr. of Charlotte, NC, and Laura of Plano TX; and grandchildren: Hope, Katherine, Rose, Andrew, and Peter.Services will be Friday, September 30, 2022 at St. Brendan The Navigator Parish, Maris Stella Church, 50th St. and Dune Drive, Avalon, NJ 08202. Visitation is from 10 to 11 a.m. Memorial Mass will begin at 11 a.m. Interment is private. Condolences at www.radzieta.com

Bridget (Calise) Mattera, 93, of North Wildwood, NJ, passed away on 9/23/2022. She was born to Dominic and Restituta Calise in Ocean City, NJ, in 1929.She was raised in Italy from the age of three with her siblings, Matthew, John, Nicholas, Ann and Leonardo during the Great Depression, and returned to the United States in 1950, where she met the love of her life, Orlando Mattera. They married in 1952 and had three children who are survived, Michael Sr., Dominick (Deborah Mattera) and Mary Mattera.She is survived by her grandchildren, Hollie and (Anson) Bolinger, Nicole Mattera and (Derick Leninger), Michael Mattera Jr., and Deborah (Mattera) and Daniel Realm.She is survived by her great-grandchildren Arya Bolinger, Brian Juzaitis, Marisa Leninger, Michael Leninger, Ryleigh Leninger, Sterling Leninger, Michael Mattera III, Robert Mattera and Joseph Mattera. She is survived by a great-great grandson, Jackson.Bridget was a member of the Local 127 International Ladies’ Garment Worker’s Union when she came to America. She was very devoted to her faith and was an avid member of Saint Ann's Church in Wildwood where she attended services. Together her and her husband ran a family-owned business with apartments and storefronts in Wildwood until her husband passed away in 1975. Bridget continued to run the business, and in 2012, at age 82, was presented a recognition award by city officials for keeping her property pristine clean and to code. She was sited in the Wildwood Leader and The Press of Atlantic City.Bridget enjoyed baking, building, cleaning, cooking, crocheting, gardening, and helping others. Bridget and her husband, a cement contractor, built their home in their early twenties, where she resided for the rest of her life. Bridget loved baking cookies and cooking big dinners for family, especially on her favorite holiday, Christmas. Bridget cherished both family and friends, and said the most important element in life is “love”. In one word, Bridget was “amazing”. We’ll never forget you.Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11am Thursday Sept. 29, 2022 at St. Ann's Church, 2900 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood, NJ where friends may call from 10 to 10:45 Am. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Lower Township, NJ.A special thanks to the staff at Cape Regional Medical Center, Penn Presbyterian Hospital, North Cape Rehabilitation Center, Holy Redeemer, the Ambulance workers, the doctors and priests who brought her healing and comfort, and to all of those who held a special place in her heart. The Family request donations in her name to the St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital in Memphis , Tenn.Condolences may be sent to ingersollgreenwoodfh.com

CHARLES "CHALIE" McGLINN, 80, of North Cape May and formerly of Philadelphia, PA passed away peacefully on 9/18/2022 in the comfort of his home surrounded by family and friends. He proudly served in the US Army (active and reserves) for 27 years including the Gulf War and many other tours of duty. He participated in the rescue mission after 911. Chalie was an K-9 Officer for the Philadelphia Police Department for 20 years retiring with his partner, Baron, in 1988. He is dearly missed by his wife of 38 years, Pat, four children and seven grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday, 09/23 at St. John of God Church and internment with military honors was held at Cold Spring Cemetery Veterans Field of Honor. A man of honor who served selfishly for the needs of others.

Catherine “Cass” Camp, 80, of Wildwood, NJ passed away peacefully at home with loved ones by her side on Thursday Sept. 22nd, 2022.Born and raised in Philadelphia attending local Catholic schools, including Nativity School, where she met her beloved husband Larry of 62 years. They moved to Woodbury Heights, NJ where they had two wonderful daughters, Cathleen (Anthony Pettolina) and Kimberly Camp (William Perna, Sr). Cathleen had 3 beautiful daughters Angela (John Barnes), Maria and Danielle. Kimberly had two handsome, loving and caring sons William(BJ) Perna II (Michelle) and Lawrence Perna (Briana). Catherine was blessed with 6 fantastic great grandchildren. Angelas’s daughters, Arabella & Alianna Barnes, William’s children Jase & Jessa, and Larry’s daughters Raelynn & Savanna. I LOVE YOU!In 1982 they moved to Sweetwater, NJ on the Mullica River. They spent a memorable 40 years there until their final move to Wildwood NJ where it was a lifelong dream of theirs to retire.Catherine is survived by her brother Jack Diegel (Carla) and predeceased by brothers Charles (Dorothy), James (Millie) and Frances (Ruth).She is also predeceased by her mother Catherine “Babe” Diegel, her grandmother Cora McMonagle, and her loving mother-in-law Dorothy McClain.Catherine was employed with Atlantic Electric at various locations for over 20years retiring in 1998.Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11am Friday Sept. 30, 2022 at the Church of the Assumption, 7100 Seaview Ave., Wildwood Crest, NJ. where friends may call from 10 to 10:45 am. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Leukemia Research Foundation.Condolences maybe sent toingersollgreenwoodfh.com

Broken is an interesting word usually associated with something bad – broken bones, broken dishes, broken promises. But, lately I have been hearing this word used as something much more positive.