Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Elayne Carolyn Andersen, 78, passed away peacefully with her two children by her side on March 23, 2023. Born in Philadelphia, PA she lived out the rest of her days in Upper Township, NJ. She graduated from Sacred Heart High School, and attended Rosemont College. She had a successful career as an executive secretary for several major corporations including Amoco Oil Company and Container Corporation of America. She found her true passion when she became a certified aerobics instructor for the City of Sea Isle City where she formed many lasting friendships. The bond of the “Aerobics Chicks” can never be broken.

She leaves behind her two children Patricia Prince and Elizabeth (Frank) Conrad; four grandchildren including Ashley Conrad and Kyle (Adina) Conrad; and her great-granddaughter Carter Conrad. She was reunited with her loving husband Thomas Andersen, and her parents John and Florence DeMarco.

Elayne was an avid lover of German Shepherds. Her “pack” was her world. The dogs brought her great joy and comfort. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Garden State German Shepherd Rescue [] PO Box 495 Edison, NJ 08818. As per Elayne’s request, no funeral or memorial service will be held.

Arrangements by The Godfrey Funeral Home of Palermo. Condolences may be left for the family at

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Happy 40th Birthday in Heaven, Rich!

“Gone, but not forgotten!”

Rich, we hold you high in our hearts, and each and every day, you come to our remembrance every time we ‘see’ you in the interests that you loved. Every birthday and every holiday you are so deeply missed! Your family and friends love you and miss you more than words can ever express.

Happy 40th and ‘Bye For Now’.


Mom & Dad, Steve, Christy & Benjamin

David Joseph Lewis, 75, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 2013, formerly of Ocean View, NJ, passed away Friday, March 17, 2023 in Cape Coral. He was born April 2, 1947 in Darby, PA to Frank and Marjorie Lewis, now deceased.

Dave was the sole owner of a successful painting business, Dave Lewis Painting and Powerwashing, located in Cape May County, NJ. Before this, Dave worked for Breyers Ice Cream in the dairy industry as well as being a driver for both ARCO and South Jersey Fuel. Through these industries, Dave formed many meaningful friendships that lasted throughout the remainder of his life. After spending many years in a profession that he enjoyed, Dave retired and moved to Florida where he lived the rest of his days with his wife, Linda and his loyal dog, Cooper.

Dave was proud to have served in the United States Army and volunteered as a firefighter for Cardington Fire Co. in Upper Darby, PA. Dave will always be remembered as a strong, fun-loving guy with a big heart. He was a great friend to all and always welcomed his loved ones with open arms. Those who knew him well will remember his stories, humor, and enjoying “therapy night”. Dave’s contagious smile outwardly displayed his love of life, one of which was well lived.

He is survived by his beloved wife of over 16 years, Linda Lewis of Cape Coral; loving siblings, Frank Lewis (Elizabeth) of Tampa, FL, Lawrence Lewis (Linda) of Bucks County, PA, and Nancy Lewis of Upper Darby, PA, several nieces and nephews, as well as those whom he loved as if they were his own, Geralyn and Rick Gedaka. Dave was preceded in death by a brother, Steven Lewis.

No formal services are planned at this time. Memorial Contributions in memory of David Joseph Lewis are suggested to Cape Coral Animal Shelter, 325 SW 2nd Avenue, Cape Coral, FL 33991.

Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.

Monday, March 27, 2023

Reginald L. Byrne, Jr., 84, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2023. Reg was born in Wildwood, NJ, graduated Wildwood High School 1956 and Muhlenberg College 1960. He taught English at Middle Township High School for 24 years where he was active in Yearbook, Ski Club, Fencing Team, and Foreign Student Exchange.

Upon retiring as a teacher, Reg developed the family businesses of renting commercial real estate and directing hotel operations in Wildwood, NJ. He was active in The Greater Wildwood Hotel/Motel Assoc., The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce, and The Cape May County Chamber of Commerce.

In his spare time and in retirement, Reg spent most of his free time at the beach. He enjoyed body surfing, scuba diving, kayaking and bicycling. His most frequented beaches were in Wildwood and Stone Harbor, but his favorite waters were those in Grand Cayman, Maui, and Australia. Other leisure time was spent flying, driving classic cars and collecting antiques.

Reg’s death was preceded by the passing of his beloved wife, Janet K. Byrne. She was his love, companion and inspiration for over sixty years. Her commitment to benevolence and family dedication were the foundation upon which Reg was able to orchestrate a life fulfilled.

Reg and Jan are survived by their five Children: Ruth Waters of Berlin, Maryland, Elizabeth Conte of Del Haven, NJ, Kathleen Musick of Cape May Court House, NJ, Reginald Byrne, III of Wildwood, NJ and Geoffrey Byrne of Cape May Court House, NJ. Additionally, the Byrne family includes seven grandchildren: Jessica Rhynalds, Giavonna Conte, Marcello Conte, Emily Musick, Joshua Musick, Madeline Byrne, and Chloe Byrne.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 11:00 am at the Radzieta Funeral Home, 9 Hand Avenue, Cape May Court House, NJ, where visitation will begin at 10:00 am. Interment will be in Cold Spring Presbyterian Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Grand Central Station, PO Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777. Condolences at

Friday, March 24, 2023

Karl A. Daniels, Sr. entered into eternal rest Wednesday evening at Complete Care after his long courageous battle with cancer.

Born September 20, 1958, in Detroit MI, he was the son of the late Willie and Delores Daniels. In addition, Karl was cared for deeply by his late Aunt Lizzie and Uncle Jessie Lett, his Aunt Connie McLean, and Aunt Almetta/Uncle Albert Ingram

He proudly served in the United States Marine Corp as a Corporal from 1975 to 1979. He was an avid chess player and loved classic cars. He enjoyed playing the lottery, especially the crossword scratch-offs.

Karl, a master carpenter, put his skills to work being the owner of Karl’s Carpentry for close to 40 years. He also worked part-time at Lowe’s, Rio Grande and Home Depot, West Orange.

He will forever be missed by his wife of 18 years, Susan Chwieroth-Daniels; son Karl, Jr.; daughter Faith; stepchildren Richard (Aly), Destiny, and Jasmine; siblings Willie, Gregory, Calvin, Virgil, Janice, Regina, Lisa, Joseph, David, Thecla and Taletha; and many nieces and nephews as well as cousins.

A surprise Celebration of Life was held in Karl’s honor in January at The Grand Hotel in Cape May. Funeral Services and Interment will be announced at a later date. Evoy Funeral Home 3218 Bayshore Road North Cape May NJ has been entrusted with arrangements.

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Barbara “Barb” Sholders (nee Girling), 83, passed away unexpectedly at home in North Wildwood, New Jersey, on March 16.Born in Swedesboro, New Jersey, Barb spent her teenage years summering at the South Jersey Shore, which instilled in her forever a love of the beach, salt air, and the ocean. She married her Swedesboro High School sweetheart, Ray Sholders, in 1962, and together they raised their two children, Amy and Jim, in Voorhees, New Jersey. Always an excellent teacher, Barb volunteered as a Title I assistant in the Voorhees school system, and worked at a list company for 20 years until her retirement. She and Ray moved to Wildwood in 2005 to live full-time in the small bungalow built by her father, Ken Girling, in 1950.Barb loved the beach, her grandchildren, reading, crocheting, cats, and rock music. She and Jill Force, her concert-going partner in crime, saw everyone from Springsteen and McCartney to Elton John and Rod Stewart, and Barb’s eclectic taste in music was lovingly passed down to her kids.Barb is survived by Ray Sholders, her husband of 60 years; daughter Amy and husband Rodney of Santa Fe, New Mexico; son Jim and wife Tina of Austin, Texas; sisters Jean Eastep, Nancy Pickup, and Bonnie McGuire; and grandchildren Wes Sholders and Gracie Sholders.Per Barb’s wishes there will be no service at this time. A summer memorial (complete with loud rock ‘n’ roll music!) may be planned. In lieu of flowers or gifts, please feel free to make a small donation in memory of Barb to your local animal shelter.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Daurice C. Kiser, 91, entered into eternal rest Sunday, March 19 at her home with her son Garry by her side. Born December 29, 1931 in Asbury Park, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Roger and Mae Cole. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, the late William Kiser (2008). The two of them enjoyed traveling all over the Country. She was also preceded in death by her brothers Roger and Bucky Cole.

She enjoyed working with her friend crafting. She was the seamstress of the two. They sold their crafts up in Ocean City.

She will be deeply missed by her son Garry and her friends.

Daurice was laid to rest next to her husband at Cold Spring Cemetery. Evoy Funeral Home, 3218 Bayshore Road, North Cape May, NJ has been entrusted with arrangements. Please visit to leave a condolence.

Monday, March 20, 2023

Kerry Lou St. John, age 75, of Villas, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 16, 2023, at her home.

She was born in North Wildwood and was a lifelong Cape May Co. resident and had also resided in Wildwood. Kerry was a graduate of Wildwood High School class of 1966. She had worked as a Supervisor for the Cape May Co. Health Dept., for over 30 years. Kerry enjoyed traveling, the beach, shopping and sewing.

Kerry was preceded in death by her husband Paul St. John and her parents Ross Machen and Margaret Sherwood; also, her stepfather Harold Sherwood. She is survived by four children; Theodore W. Nagel, Jr. (Tracy), Sean Pierce (Bill), Dori Nagel (Jason) and Shannon Nagel (Billy); she also leaves 8 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and her half-sister Myra Machen.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date and condolences will be received at

Nello Anthony J. Funari, Sr., aka “Big T”, born September 30, 1931 in McComas, West Virginia, went Home to our blessed Savior March 16, 2023, at The Medical Center of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Nello was born in McComas, West Virginia to the late, Ulisse “Louis” Funari and Vincenza “Virginia” Lanzi Funari. His parents both immigrated from Perugia, Italy to McComas, where he and his sibling lived until the death of his father in a coal mining slate fall. Following the death of his father on September 6, 1940, his family moved to Philadelphia. Nello was 9 years old. He developed enduring friendships when he moved to Philadelphia, that continued his entire life. He graduated from North East Catholic High School in 1949. His passion for baseball lead to him being signed to the Philadelphia “A’s”. It was there he met Chief Bender.

He served in the Korean Conflict in the Special Activities Branch of the Army, where he was able to continue to play baseball at various bases to entertain and support the moral of his fellow servicemen.

He married MaryAnn Marcella Quinn, daughter of the late Eugene and Mary Miller Quinn on June 7, 1958 at Holy Name Catholic Church in Philadelphia. They had 2 children, Mary Ann Funari and Anthony J. Funari, Jr., “Little T”. They lived on Dauphin St. in Philadelphia and later in Cherry Hill New Jersey. He and his family enjoyed many summers at the beaches in South Jersey.

Later in life he and his family moved to Villas, New Jersey. It was there that he developed a new passion, Golf. Although he would often join in a pickup baseball game at Beer World, where he was employed. He eventually became the General Manager of PONDERLODGE GOLF COURSE, until it closed. This led to life-long friendships and many golfing excursions. He was a life-long member of Teamster Union 830 in Philadelphia. He was a member of St. Raymond’s Catholic Church, Villas, New Jersey and later St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bowling Green, Ky.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Ninzzo “Nazzareno” and Deno Funari, sister Elizabeth “Betty” Funari Coschi and his Grandson Matthew A. Funari. He is survived by his sister Lendi “Linda” Hartington, son Anthony J. Funari, Jr, daughter in law Mary Helems Funari, granddaughter Jessica Funari, grandson Robert Funari of Bowling Green, Ky. Daughter Mary Ann Funari, Cape May New Jersey, granddaughter Jena Laski, Dr. Charles “Chaz” Penza and Timothy Gay and Great Grandchildren Jadyn and Levi Laski and Paloma Penza. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

The Funari Family would like to thank, the nurses, doctors, chaplains and social workers of Hosparus Health of Barren River, Bowling Green Kentucky for their care, help and support of their beloved family member. Their assistance was immeasurable.

The family would also like to thank Cone Funeral Home of Bowling Green, Ky and Evoy Funeral Home of Cape May, NJ for their combined assistance at this time.

A viewing will be held Wednesday morning, March 22, 2023, from 9:30 -10:30am at the Evoy Funeral Home, 3218 Bayshore Rd., North Cape May, NJ with a Mass of Christian Burial 11:00am at St. John Neumann Parish/St Raymond’s Catholic Church, Bayshore Rd. and Ocean Ave. Villas, NJ with burial following at Cold Springs Cemetery next to his grandson and wife. Condolences will be received at

Friday, March 17, 2023

Loretta “Dee” Ida McAnulty Atkinson, 88, of Dennisville, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2023. She was born in Trenton, NJ to the late Charles Asa McAnulty and Ethel Mildred Kovalik McAnulty.

Dee worked as a switchboard operator for New Jersey Bell and was the owner/operator of Dee’s Truck Stop. She later was restaurant manager of the Stone Harbor Golf Club. She was a den mother in the Boy Scouts.

Dee enjoyed her weekly date nights in Atlantic City with her late husband, Fred. She loved cooking, baking, and making sure everyone had enough to eat and also enjoyed a lifelong passion for crocheting. Her crochet needles and yarn bag were always within reach. She and Fred had an appreciation for antiques, yard sales, and flea markets. She loved playing cards, board games, and charades. Her biggest joy in life was her grandchildren.

Dee is survived by her sons Fred and Chris, her daughter Jenn, her grandchildren Ashleigh (Sean) and Aidan, her great grandchildren Lacey and Brooklyn, her sister Ruthanne (Dennis), her brother Charles (Kathleena), and a plethora of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and great family friends that she all loved dearly. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters Esther and Sandie, her son Charles, her daughter Loretta and her loving husband Fred.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Condolences at

Barbara A. McGuigan (née McCabe and Spratt)

Wednesday, September 27th, 1939 - Wednesday, March 8th, 2023


BARBARA, March 8, 2023, of North Cape May. Beloved wife of the late Francis McGuigan. Devoted mother of Barbara (Mike) McCabe, Karen (Don) Bein, Matthew (Kim) McCabe. Grandmom of Kennedy, Jagger, Vanessa, and Emmerson. Great-grandmother of V’Italia. Sister of the late Peggy (Sonny) Saul, Matthew Spratt, and Kathleen (Frank) Summers. Stepmom of the late Francis McGuigan, Timothy McGuigan, and Shawn (Cyndi) McGuigan. Barb will also be missed by the late Harry McCabe's family and many nieces, nephews, extended family, and good friends. As per Barb’s wishes, no services are planned, so please do an act of kindness in Barb’s honor.

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Dale Norma Devitt Hearon, age 83, passed away March 14, 2023 at her home surrounded by her loved ones. Born in Roxborough, PA on 12/7/1939. Dale was a wife of 47 years to Harold H. Hearon. She is survived by her 4 daughters and their spouses. Linda & Clint Clement, Diane McPherson & Richie Morel, Susan Stiles & Bill Horsey, and Lisa Hearon. She leaves behind her brother Tom & Debbie Devitt as well as 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Dale was involved in Eastern Star Organization, 4-H Club, and Riding Club. She was considered the “Jack of all Trades” Her passions were organ playing, floral arranging, oil painting, organizing and collecting antiques, not to forget the amazing map reading skills when traveling with her husband.

Dale loved being outdoors and traveling. Camping, fishing, horseback riding, canoeing, yard work, puzzles, TV shows (General Hospital), dancing, and ice cream were her past times.

She was known by many for her kind heart and willingness to help anyone with anything. Heaven has gained a truly remarkable, unstoppable kind soul.

Services will be on Saturday March 18 at 12:00 pm at Radzieta Funeral Home, 9 Hand Ave, Cape May Court House with viewing beginning at 11:00 am. Funeral procession immediately after to the Calvary Baptist Cemetery, 2373 Shore Road, Ocean View. All are welcome for house visitation and a Celebration of Life shortly following burial.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Alzheimer’s Association 225 N. Michigan Ave., FL.17, Chicago, IL 60601 and Holy Redeemer, 1801 Route 9 North, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210 (800-475-2644). Condolences at

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Virginia Warren Higbee, age 85, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at Gull Creek Retirement Community in Berlin. Born in Chevy Chase, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late John Francis Warren and Virginia Pipitone Warren.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Harry O. Higbee of Cape May, NJ, and her daughter, Virginia Lee “Ginna” Jenkins of Berlin.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Joan “Jody” Jenkins in 1985 and her son, Charles R. “Buddy” Jenkins, Jr. in 1994.

Also surviving are her grandson, Michael Giardinia (Candice), and great-grandchildren, Cullen and Hannah, and grandson, Matthew Giardinia (Jessica), and great-grandchildren, Brax and Kingsley, and grandson Charles “Chase” Jenkins, III (Gabrielle) and great-grandson Charles Jenkins, IV,. Also surviving are her sisters, Kay Biondi (Dave) and Carolyn Elliott, a step-daughter, Jeanette Dougherty, step-son, Billy Higbee (Faith), and step-grandchildren, Tyler, Brielle, and Jeffrey.

Virginia, formerly of Berlin, owned Bradford’s Ceramic Shop on N. Main Street.

A private burial service will be held at the Jenkins Family Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Worcester County Humane Society, P.O. Box 48 Berlin, MD 21811. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family via Arrangements are in the care of The Burbage Funeral Home.

Friday, March 10, 2023

Barbara Louise Matalucci, age 90 died March 7, 2023 at the Shores in Ocean City surrounded by her loved ones. Born in Germantown, PA on 2/22/1933, Barbara was the daughter of Virgil Franklin Williams and Edna Barnes Williams. She is predeceased by her husband Philip, and beloved grandson Michael, parents, brother James Fries and sister Frances Taylor.

Barbara attended Germantown High School where she met her high school sweetheart, Philip. Philip and Barbara were married for 68 years. They embarked on quite an adventure at the Jersey shore starting on 28th street in Avalon. Raising three children, Barbara led a loving matriarchy built on the value of family and an assortment of after-school Tastykakes.

For many years, Barbara served as the bookkeeper at the Avalon Hotel. Barbara also took numerous college courses at Atlantic Cape.

Barbara and Philip were known as "Nanny and Poppy" to family. She leaves behind three children: Susan (Robert), Barbara (Charles) and Philip III (Mary), 11 grandchildren: Ryan, Robert, Patrick, Kate (Michael), Matthew (Jocelyn), Morgan (Robert), Kelsey (Steve), CJ (Katie), Michael, Kara, Philip IV, and 12 great grandchildren: Zachary, Fisher, Stella, Sophia, Lucas, Jane, Elliot, Mason, Hannah, Hayley, Briar, and Riley. She enjoyed having the grandchildren visit in the summers, with trips to the beach and 96th Street.

Barbara loved crossword puzzles, knitting, quilting, crocheting and needlepoint. She loved gardening and took pride in her flowerbeds. She loved receiving photographs and putting together scrapbooks as a way of staying connected with family near and far. Nanny will be remembered for cooking her infamous dishes referred to as "Nanny (meat)balls", "Nanny waffles" and "Nanny salad."

Special thanks to Kate Welke and Mary McCarraher for their gentle caretaking of Barbara.

Services will be on Wednesday March 15 at Radzieta Funeral Home, 9 Hand Ave, Cape May Court House with visitation beginning 9:30 am and a Celebration of Life at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please consider supporting Barbara’s favorite nonprofit: St. Jude Children Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Memorial ID is 23389333. Condolences at

Robert Lee Gredone, of Georgetown Delaware, and Wildwood NJ, passed away on February 22, 2023, at the age of 78. He was born on March 28, 1944. in Wildwood NJ, son of the late Alfonso Vincent and Mary Liberty Gredone.

Mr. Gredone attended Wildwood Catholic High School, where he was a member of the state championship for basketball in 1960. He attended Wesley College and American University from 1962 to 1966 and was a member of all state basketball team. In 1967, he served a short time in the US Army and was transferred to the reserve unit.

Mr. Gredone opened The Petrified Forest in Wildwood, NJ,in 1967, and from 1968 to 1973, owned and operated two restaurants in Cape May NJ, and one in Washington DC. In 1973, he took over the family food store in Cape May. In 1983, Mr. Gredone joined the NJ Dept. of Corrections, eventually becoming the regional supervisor of food service operations for southern NJ, directing the production of 18,000 meals daily.

In 1990, he wed Dr. Eileen V. Kelly MD, and began renovating houses together, because “it was fun”. They started in Vineland, went to Delmont, then North Wildwood. Mr. Gredone retired from the corrections dept. in 2008, and eventually made their way to Georgetown DE in 2012, renovating their last house together. He lost his wife in June of 2022. Mr. Gredone was loved by many. He will be forever missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him.

He was predeceased by his brother, Alfonso (Sonny); his sisters: Mary Costner, and Regina (Jeanie) Hickman. Mr. Gredone is survived by his sister, Claire Furey, of California.

Please visit Mr. Gredone’ s Life Memorial Webpage and sign his virtual guestbook at

Monday, March 06, 2023

Mary P. Mallon, 98 of North Cape May, passed away on February 28, 2023. She was born in Philadelphia, PA on November 22, 1924 and resided there most of her life before moving to North Cape May. She was a strong person who remained active and mentally sound to the end of her life. She loved bingo, playing card games, the casino and the afternoons with her friends at Yorkshire Place. She had her favorite restaurants, which we all know. She is predeceased by her husband, Francis J. Mallon and 7 siblings. Mary is dearly missed by her family which includes her three children, Mary Catherine (Tom) Hannan, Lou (Chris) Mallon and Frank Mallon; as well as 5 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. May she Rest In Peace. Mary’s Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday (March 20th) at 11am in St. John of God Church, 680 Town Bank Rd., N. Cape May where friends will be received from 10am until 10:50am. Interment will be private and at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice in her name. (Spilker Funeral Home, Cape May) info and condolences:

Saturday, March 04, 2023

Deanna Marie Lillemon (nee Logue) departed this life to join her beloved husband Dennis on 2/28/2023.

She was a lifelong resident of Cape May County, residing in the Swainton section of Cape May Court House. Deanna was a graduate of the class of 1975 from Wildwood Catholic High School. Deanna was employed as an Emergency Room Registered Nurse for over 25 years of her life at Shore Memorial Hospital- where she showed compassion and love to all that walked through the hospital doors. There she was surrounded by an amazing group of colleagues that made her love the profession she chose. This profession was not a surprise as Deanna cared for others her entire life, and always made sure her family was cared for. Prior to becoming a nurse, Deanna worked as a hair-stylist for many years helping folks look and feel better about themselves, which she whole-heartedly enjoyed.

Deanna was married to the love of her life Dennis for 33 years until his passing. She prided the life they lived together: raising their boys, owning their family business, and loving each other endlessly. Deanna will be remembered as a fun-loving, sassy young lady who loved to crack a joke or tell a good story. She also was extremely wise and always had the best advise about life and was even a Mentor to some in the Nursing field.

In her later years Deanna always enjoyed spending countless days enjoying the warm sun on the local beaches. She looked forward to her Saturday afternoon lunch and shopping dates with her very best friends – that she created a sisterhood bond with. She also enjoyed her time spent with her grandchildren who will sorely miss her hugs and special time together.

She is survived by her sons: Dennis Lillemon Jr. (Christina), and Derek Lillemon (Maura)- Grandchildren Dennielle, Mckenna, Mason, & Delainey. Sisters: Denise Pote, Lisa Hawk (Tom), Danica Stetler (Jeff), and brother Christopher Starynski, nieces and nephews. Also her Sister-in-law Diane Lillemon Young (Jack). Deanna is also survived by many lifelong friends (neighbors), nieces, nephews, and her loyal dog Archie.

Deanna is predeceased by her husband Dennis Lillemon Sr. and parents Weyland Dean and Charlotte Logue.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday March 10th, 2023 at Radzieta Funeral Home, 9 Hand Avenue, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 10-11am, immediately followed by a service to celebrate the beautiful life of Deanna.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that you pay a small act of kindness to someone in need in Deanna’s name. Condolences at

FLUEHR, LAWRENCE F. Lawrence F. "Larry" Fluehr, 77, of Avalon, New Jersey, formerly of Philadelphia, on March 2, 2023. A. He was a Realtor in Avalon and the surrounding Islands for more than 40 years. Son of the late Virginia and Joseph Fluehr of the Torresdale section of Philadelphia. Loving brother of Virginia Campbell, Joseph (Betsy), Marilyn, James, Robert, Thomas, Rosemary, Marita (George) Berkelbach, Marsia , Christopher (Lori), Brian (Marianne), Maureen, Marybeth (Don) Vandiver, Sharon (John) Kleinjan, and Michael (Melissa). He is survived by his 40 nieces and nephews. Relatives, friends, and his clients, colleagues and associates from over 40 years in business are invited to His viewing on Friday March 10, 2023 from 3 - 5 PM at Maris Stella Church, 5012 Dune Drive. Avalon NJ, 08202. Mass of Christian Burial at 5PM. A reception will follow immediately at Tierney Hall adjacent to the Church. For those planning on attending Larry's reception, please RSVP to Les Lishon at or 610-442-8575. Larry's Committal service will take place at 12 Noon on Saturday March 11, 2023 at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lawrence F. Fluehr Charitable Fund. c/o Raymond James Charitable, PO Box 23559, St. Petersburg, FL 33742. Checks may be made to Raymond James Charitable Fund # 490485. To share a memory of Larry or view a live-stream of his Funeral Mass, please visit

Arrangements: T.J. Fluehr Funeral Home, 11010 Knights Rd. Phila,. PA 19154 215-637-7373

Friday, March 03, 2023

Michael Patrick Gibson, 52 – of Seaford, DE passed away March 2, 2023. He was born in Delaware County, PA and was raised in Cape May County. Michael worked as a carpenter and as Property Manager for several apartment units.

Michael is survived by his parents, George and Helen Gibson; siblings: Kelly (David) McCallion, Thomas (Kristen) Gibson, and William (Alice) Gibson; 7 nieces and nephews; as well as a great niece and a great nephew. He is predeceased by his brother George Gibson, Jr.

Services are private. Condolences at

Chris Anthony Thraen, 84, of Eldora, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at home. He was born on June 5, 1938 in his parents’ home in Harlan, Iowa. Chris attended Harlan High School and barber school prior to joining the United States Coast Guard. Chris served in the United States Coast Guard from 1956 to 1962. He gave many recruits their arrival haircut. He worked for his uncle Lavern as a barber in Omaha, NE until 1965. He had several other jobs until he enlisted in the New Jersey State Police in May of 1966. He completed his training and graduated from the academy on August 26, 1966, and retired with the rank of Sergeant on September 1, 1991.

Chris experienced many things as a State Trooper including serving on the security detail for President Johnson and Soviet Premier Kosygin at Glassboro State College in June of 1967, the Newark riots from July 12 to July 17 in 1967, the Atlantic City Pop Festival from August 1 to August 3 in 1969, and the Asbury Park riots in July of 1970. He then worked as a bailiff and constable from Dennis Township, bailiff and supervised people doing community service for Avalon, and worked at the Avalon recycling center. He was also a Pack Master with the Boy Scouts and served on the Dennis Township Municipal Alliance and the Middle Township After Prom Party Committee for several years. He was a member of The Former Troopers Association, Honorary Life Member of the Green Creek Fire Company, Cape May County Wireless Aircraft Sports Pilots, Bay Shore Sportsman Club, and the Avalon fishing pier.

Chris is survived by his wife Ruth (Ouram) Thraen; his children Edward Arthur Thraen (Michelle), Kathryn Marie (Thraen) Clift, Christine Ann (Thraen) Huckelbridge (Daniel), Theresa Carol (Thraen) Carr, and Jesse Ray Gery (Sandi); his sisters Verlee (Thraen) Henry and Ellen (Thraen) Hayes; his grandchildren Edward Thraen, Jr. (Susan), Amanda Thraen, Christopher Newill (Jennifer), Kiley Newill, Andrew Newill, Sr. (Tiffany), Samantha Newill (Dana), Tyler Newill, Zachary Thraen, Lillian Carr, James Carr, Jr., Alyssa Gery, and Colin Gery; and seventeen great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents Golden (Christensen) and Arthur Thraen, his siblings Corrine (Thraen) Strange and Lamont Thraen; and his grandchildren Trina Newill, Jeremiah Carr, and Kassandra Carr.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at the Radzieta Funeral Home, 9 Hand Avenue, Cape May Court House, NJ. Viewings will be held on Monday, March 6, 2023 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, March 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Cape May Court House. Memorial donations may be made to either the Science Rocks or the Beach Bullseye 4-H Clubs at Cape May County 4-H, 4 Moore Road, DN 703, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210 or to the Ronald McDonald House, 550 Mickle Blvd., Camden, NJ 08103. Condolences at

We are sad to announce Charlotte V. Konopka (nee Dymek) of North Wildwood left this world on 3/2/2023 to be with her loving husband Carl, her brother and sisters, and friends in Heaven. She insisted we not list her age, so we will honor her wish.

Charlotte was born in the Frankford section of Philadelphia. While living in the area, she gave birth to Kenneth Konopka (Donna) and Diane Morton (George)

In 1958, the family relocated to North Wildwood, where they purchased and operated the Sea N Surf Motel. They later built and operated the Sahara Motel on 18th Avenue.

After retiring from the motel business, she and her daughter opened and operated the Island Girl, a very successful women’s apparel store in Stone Harbor.

After 18 years in that business, both she and Diane retired.

Thereafter, Charlotte put all her efforts into beating the odds at Resorts and Ocean Club Casinos. (She maintained she always won.)

Charlotte was well traveled and well known in the area.

She was very resilient, having survived a horrible car accident, a massive stroke and broken hip.

Charlotte was also persuasive and always seemed to get her way.

She was truly amazing and will be sorely missed!

In addition to her son and daughter, she had 3 grandsons, Brad Morton of N Wildwood, Neil Morton(Vicki)of Del Mar, CA and Ryan Konopka of Houston, TX

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 AM Monday March 6 at St. Ann’s Church, 2900 Atlantic Avenue, Wildwood, NJ. Friends may call from 10:00 to 10:45 at the church.

Interment will be at S. Mary’s Cemetery, Lower Township, NJ.

Donations in her memory should be sent to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Any contributions would be greatly appreciated.

Condolences may be sent to: ingersollgreenwoodfh

Marlene Faye Clark, 79, of South Dennis, NJ slipped peacefully away to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. She was born on August 19, 1943 to Howard and Virginia Ruth Simkins in Sea Isle City, NJ. Marlene lived a full and warm life, filled with joy. She will be fondly remembered and sorely missed.

Marlene was preceded in death by her husband Edward W. Clark, Sr; her parents Howard and Virginia Ruth Simkins; and her sister Patricia Tozer. She is survived by her two children, Edward W. Clark, Jr. (Shana J. Clark) and M. Faith Platt (Clifton E. Platt, Sr.); grandchildren, Patricia, Sean, Victoria (Charles), Randy Jr. (Courtney), Amanda (Jerry), Clifton Jr. (Erika), and Jasmine; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Marlene was a faithful woman who loved the Lord, her family, church, and community. While she will be missed by many, we are thankful that she is again in the arms of her beloved husband. Our family is grateful to know that Marlene is finally at peace.

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at the Rio Grande Bible Baptist Church, 1107 Route 47, Rio Grande, NJ 08242, where viewing will begin at 10:00 a.m. The service will be livestreamed on the Rio Grande Bible Baptist Church Facebook page. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, South Dennis. Condolences at

Wednesday, March 01, 2023

Jeanne Carole Powick, 81, passed away peacefully on February 26, 2023, at Crest Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Cape May Courthouse, NJ. Jeanne was the third child of Fred and Clara Krizan and entered the world on August 24, 1941 in Niagara Falls, NY. She graduated from Niagara Falls High School in 1959 and went on to study education at the State College of New York at Fredonia where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree. She married Vincent James D’Amelio Jr. in 1963 and moved to King of Prussia, PA in 1964. There she taught elementary education at the Upper Merion School District. Later they moved to Freehold, New Jersey in 1969. During their time at Freehold, Jeanne had her two sons Vincent James and Marc Fredrick. In 1975, they moved to Belle Mead, NJ. Jeanne graduated in 1981 with a Masters of Business Administration from Rutgers. She then went into a successful business career working for AT&T. She stayed with the company as a Business Analyst and Senior Manager until 1998. Throughout her career, she traveled all over the world implementing advanced business programs and joint ventures for the company. Jeanne and Vincent would later separate and remain friends for the rest of her life.In 1992, Jeanne would remarry to Edward Henry Powick. They lived in Northern Virginia and finally retired to Cape May, New Jersey in 1998. Jeanne felt strongly about the ties of family and friendship and surrounded herself with them in their home. She was active at Cape May Lutheran Church serving on the church council, member of the Federation of Democratic Women of Cape May County, and the Democratic Party of New Jersey (and even ran for city council in Cape May). She loved the beach, cooking, traveling, and photography. She also was a self-taught painter and created many masterpieces featuring scenes of Cape May, the beach, and flowers. These are wonderful reminders of her lasting legacy for all who knew her. She is survived by her husband Edward Powick of 30 years of North Cape May, her two sons, Vincent D’Amelio (Victoria) of Newark CA, Marc D’Amelio (Marcia) of Windermere, FL; two step-children, Steve Powick of Flemington NJ, Kim Hammond (Paul) of Highland Park, NJ; her brother Ferdinand Krizan Jr (Denise) of Franklinville, NY; two grandchildren, Angela and Vincent D’Amelio; six step-grandchildren William, Maggie and James Powick, and Matea, Ian, and Johanna Hammond. Remembrance services will be held in both Cape May, NJ and Niagara Falls, NY.

Monday, February 27, 2023

Kerri Glenn Byrne, age 61, passed away at her home on Sunday, February 5th, 2023. Born in Atlantic City and raised in Linwood, Kerri was a proud graduate of both Mainland Regional High School and Mary Baldwin University. She returned to Upper Township where she worked at Glenn Insurance until the birth of her fourth child, at which time she became the Director of the Byrne household. Kerri enjoyed athletics, riding equestrian in her youth and playing both field hockey and basketball throughout her high school and college careers. She will be remembered by everyone who knew her for her zeal for life and a good time, her laugh, her smile, her love of man’s best friend, her sense of fashion, and her indomitable spirit during her 16-year battle against CIDP.

Kerri is survived by her former husband Timothy Byrne Sr, children Timothy Byrne Jr (Lindsay), Jessica Barber (Chazz), Casey Byrne (Katie) and Logan Byrne, brother Thomas L Glenn III (Kim), mother Anne Marie Glenn, grandchildren Michael Barber, Sierra Byrne, Nicole Barber, and several nieces and nephews.

Kerri was preceded in death by her father Thomas L Glenn II, whom she joins in heaven.

A visitation will be held on Friday, March 10th from 10:00 am until 01:00 pm at The Godfrey Funeral Home of Palermo, 644 South Shore Road, Palermo, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Kerri's name to Good Shepherd Rehabilitation or Beacon Animal Rescue.

Arrangements are by The Godfrey Funeral Home of Palermo. For condolences to the family, visit

Friday, February 24, 2023

Mary Patricia "Pat" Wallace (nee Gasser) of Roxborough, February 13, 2023. Age 89. Mother of Peggy Smith, Patricia Coyne (Jerry Schaeffer), Karen Martino and the late Marie Coyne. Mother-in-law of Robert Moore. Grandmother of five and great-grandmother of two. Sister of William Russo, Jr.

Relatives and friends are invited to Call on Saturday, March 4 at 12 p.m. at the Koller Funeral Home 6835 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia. A Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. Interment is private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary's name to St. Jude's Hospital.

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Thursday, February 23, 2023

Phyliss A. Blum, 85, of The Links of Avalon in Cape May Court House passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2023. She was born in Germantown, PA to the late Williamson and Anne (Owens) Smith.

Phyllis was a volunteer of Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital for 25 years. She loved to sunbathe on the beaches of Avalon and Sanibel Island in Florida.

Phyllis was an avid dog lover who adopted shelter dogs. She and her husband Norman provided a loving home to Ferde, Scrappy, Buster, and Timmy.

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband Norman for over 50 years and her faithful friend, Timmy; daughter Sherri A. Dare (Paul) of Cape May Court House and son Steven H. Blum of Cape May Court House. She was Mom Mom to four grandchildren, Jennifer, Emily (Josh), Zachary, and Lily (Cole); and great grandson Jameson “JT”.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2023 from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at the Radzieta Funeral Home, 9 Hand Avenue, Cape May Court House, prior to the service starting at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Cape May Court House.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her memory to the Humane Society of Ocean City, 1 Shelter Road, Ocean City, NJ 08226 or Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, PO Box 5028, Hagerstown, MD 21741. The family would also like to thank Bayada for their care and support. Condolences at

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Julia M. Lopez, 86, of Wildwood NJ, currently residing in Reading, PA, passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2023 at the Reading Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Frank Lopez Sr., of Wildwood, NJ. Together they shared 64 years of marriage. Born on January 27, 1937, in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Felipe Morales and Carmen Sanchez. During Julia’s life, she worked in Housekeeping for various Resorts in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Julia loved her work and being around her family.In addition to her husband Frank Lopez Sr., she is survived by her children, Maria Photopoulos, wife of Peter, of Reading, PA; James Lopez, of Brigantine, NJ; Robert Lopez, of Oklahoma City, OK; Lues Rene Lopez, of Colorado; grandchildren, Elizabeth Brown, wife of Denis; John A. Denicola Jr., husband of Jordan; Francisco W. Lopez; Seth Photopoulos; Stephen Photopoulos; Maya Lopez; Isaac Lopez; Bianca Lopez; Brandon Lopez; Jim Lopez Jr.; and sister Josefina.Julia joins two of her children in heaven, Frank Lopez, Jr and Evelyn Lopez DeNicola along with many loved relatives.Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Ann Church 2901 Atlantic Ave. Wildwood, NJ 08260 on Friday, February 24, 2023 at 11:00am. The family will receive relatives and friends at the church from 10:30am-11:00am and on Thursday, February 23, 2023 at Whelan & Schwartz Funeral Home 444 North 9th Street Reading, PA 19601 from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Online condolences may be made to

Monday, February 20, 2023

Lennert G. Johnson of Belleplain, New Jersey passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at the age of 92. He lived in New Jersey for the majority of his life after moving here in the 1950s from Brooklyn, New York. Lennert passed away in the home that he helped his father, Gottfried Johnson, build in the early 50s. One of his most cherished memories is of the time he drove cross country to California with his parents Gottfried and Hulda. Lennert held an associate’s degree in engineering and worked for Verizon, formerly the Bell System, for forty-two years before retiring at the age of 60. He was a dedicated father who raised his children while commuting to and from New York for many years until his transfer to New Jersey. Lennert was a Seventh Day Adventist who was active in his church for many years. He was a fan of classic cars and enjoyed purchasing and driving cars as a hobby. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren during his thirty plus years in retirement. Lennert was a bit of a historian and could tell you much about the local history within the town of Belleplain among other areas. Lennert is survived by his four children and their spouses, Glenn Johnson (Jessica), Gerald Johnson (Angie), Christopher Johnson (Sherry), and Lois Gifford (nee Johnson), his grandchildren, Shannon, Salenna, Olivia, Delaney, Jimmy, and six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, Gottfried Johnson and Hilda Johnson (nee Carlson) and one grandchild, Alfred Gifford. There will be a private memorial for immediate family in Lennert’s honor. In lieu of flowers the family is respectfully requesting a small donation be made in Lennert’s name to the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Cape May Court House.

George Maurice Young Jr, age 63, passed away February 16th, 2023.Born in Somers Point, NJ. He grew up in Upper Township and Ocean City until residing in Tuckahoe. George was a “Jack of all trades” and had many skills and talents, above all he was a well-known respected carpenter. His hobbies included kayaking, bottle hunting, gardening and taking care of his “weeds”. What brought him the most joy in life were his girls and grandchildren.George is survived by his soulmate Donna Cross; children Tara Donley (John), Nicole Young, Julie Reineck, Kimberly Young (Adriana Gamarra) and Wilhelmina Young (Randy Young); siblings Terri Lea, Louise Musson, Troy David and Ted Dawkins. Parents George Young Sr. and stepfather Theadore “Dudley” Dawkins; grandchildren Hailey, Nathan, Treyvin, Noah, Vicente, Isabella, Raelyn, and Brian; sadly missed by cousin and life long friend Donnie.George was preceded in death by his mother Joan Dawkins and infant brother Tommy.A Family Tribute will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 3:00 pm at The Godfrey Funeral Home of Palermo, 644 South Shore Road, Palermo, NJ where family and friends may call from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. Burial is private.Memorials may be given to the family by venmo @tdonley82.Arrangements are by The Godfrey Funeral Home of Palermo. For condolences to the family, visit

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Robert George SterlingDecember 26, 1940–February 12, 2023On Sunday, February 12, 2023, Robert “Rob” George Sterling, devoted sailor and father of three, passed away at age eighty-two years old. An avid lover of the beach and water, Rob had an unquenchable thirst for sailing his Hobie 16 at Stone Harbor Beach and living life to the fullest outside in nature. He competed for team USA in the First Hobie 16 World Championship in 1976 and continued following his passion and winning sailing awards throughout his lifetime. When he wasn’t on the water, you might have seen him riding his bike along the Wildwood boardwalk or walking the beach. Many locals may also remember him from the former Sterling’s Marina on Sunset Lake in Wildwood Crest, where locals and ‘shoobies’ would come together to rent jet skis and ski boats for some summer fun. Rob had a true passion for the arts—he loved to paint, create pottery, and make wood carvings; several businesses throughout South Jersey still hang his hand-carved signs to this day.Rob is best known for his natural talents, generous spirit, kindness, humility, and crafty humor. Robert is survived and forever cherished by his three children, Roberta (Giancarlo), Georgette (Andrew), and Christopher (Daniela), his five grandchildren, Jessica (Anthony), Carley (Justin), Justine (Andy), Dominic (Pu’u), and Grayson, and great-grandchildren, Giovanni, Lorenzo, and Ember, along with his dear friends and sailing family. Rob wished to spend eternity among the seas, so his ashes will be spread at the beach at a later date. His legacy will carry on forever, reminding us all that life is meant to be lived—love, laugh, and make time for the things that light you up!

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

FARALLI, FRANK JOHN, JR., 70, of Cape May Court House, February 10, 2023. He served as a lifeguard for the Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol and was active with The ARC of Cape May County.

SAMSELSKI, MEREDITHE A., 78, of Seaville, February 9, 2023. She was a member of many local organizations including the Order of The Eastern Star.

Maureen “Moe” ThallVillas, NJApril 20, 1951 -February 13, 2023Peacefully departed this life on February 13, 2023, in her loving home surrounded by her devoted family. Survived by her High School Sweetheart and husband of 49 years Kenneth Thall, loving and dedicated Mother to Son Richard Thall (Fiancé Megan Laffey and son Jack) and Daughter Kristy (Husband Will Sadowniczak), and her loving son Brian Thall (predeceased).Born in Bronx, NY after which she grew up in Carle Place, Long Island and is predeceased by her parents Marie and Jerome Heaney. Maureen was a loving sister to Eugene Heaney (Eileen) and Cathy Heaney. Sister-in-law to Kathleen Thall, predeceased by Jane Smith (Ernie), Tim Thall (Kathi), Peggy Cunningham (Tom), and Patrick Thall (Tina). Fun loving Cousin, Aunt, and best friend to many.Moe was a lifelong resident of North Wildwood where she dedicated 26 years to North Wildwood City Hall. Moe was the Queen of the North Wildwood Flea Market, and it was her passion project, where she donated to multiple local charities over the years.Moe also was dedicated to many customers over the 25 years at the Concord Café in Avalon, NJ. Always a legend, she served friends at the place “Where Good Friends Meet” and she created fond lasting memories and will be fondly remembered by all she served.If anyone knew Moe, she was always positive and loving. It goes without saying, “Mom was the life of the party”. She loved her days at the beach, whether in Long Island or our days at the 2nd street beach in North Wildwood. She was the best at taking care of and donating her time to help others.Furthermore, Moe was kind and had a contagious energy. She was loved by everyone, made all feel welcomed and included.God has a true champion in heaven.The family will be honored to receive guests on Thursday, February 16, 2023, at Notre Dame de la Mer Roman Catholic Church “St. Ann’s” 2901 Atlantic Avenue, Wildwood, NJ 08260.Visitation: 10:00AM-11:00AM followed by a Memorial Mass.In lieu of flowers please send donations in memory of the North Wildwood Flea Market ‘Moe Thall’ to Lazarus House Ministries Emergency Food Pantry on Burke & Pacific Avenues Wildwood, NJ

Monday, February 13, 2023

CUTLER, DEB, 80, of Cape May, January 23rd. She was past President and Board member of the Cape May Cottagers Association.

TYSON, TIMOTHY J., 74, of Swainton , February 3, 2023. He was a volunteer with the Coast Guard Auxiliary in New Jersey.

LEPOR, ROBERT T. "Bob", 81, of Cape May, February 7, 2023. He was the owner/operator of Cape Island Resort Campground.

Mitchel J. Hankins, 49, of Villas, NJ, passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at his home. He was born in Toms River, NJ and was a longtime resident of Cape May County. Mitchel loved to be with his friends at Tony’s Produce. He would travel to nowhere in particular, just wherever he felt like going. He enjoyed hot rods, motorcycles, horseshoes, and spending time with his grandson Michael.Mitchel is survived by his daughter Katie Hankins (Chris Hill); his mother Virginia Hankins; his siblings Samuel Hankins, Susan Shivers, Daniel Hankins, Nicholas Hankins, Wanda Pippet, and Connie Harrell; and his grandchildren Christopher, Michael, and Maylee. He was predeceased by his father Elmer Hankins and his son Michael Hankins.Viewing will be held on Friday, February 17, 2023 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Radzieta Funeral Home, 9 Hand Avenue, Cape May Court House with his funeral service immediately following at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be private. Condolences at

Jane D. Turkington, died at 9:20 am on Sunday, February 12, 2023, just five days after celebrating her 100th birthday. Jane was born on February 7, 1923, in Philadelphia, PA, the only child of Robert and Ida Dougherty. After graduating from Germantown High School in 1941, she went on to attend Taylor Business School. During World War II, Jane was a secretary in the office of the Vice President of the Pennsylvania Railroad. In 1946 at War's end, she met and married William David Turkington, a First Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps who had been stationed in New Guinea. Living in nearby Havertown, the couple had two children, Barbara and Robert (Bob). In 1952 while vacationing in Cape May, NJ, Bill accepted a position at the Merchants National Bank, located on the corner of Washington and Decatur Streets, the only bank in the area at the time. The couple very quickly moved to Cape May and in 1954 purchased the 13 acre former dairy farm of George and Hannah Ewing on Jonathan Hoffman Road in Cold Spring. In 1960, Jane was employed as Secretary of the Board of Education of the Lower Cape May Regional School District, during the time when the high school was being built. Although she originally intended to work only until her children had completed college, she ended up holding the Board Secretary position for some 26 years until the time of her retirement. She was an emeritus retired member of the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials. At the time of her passing, Jane was one of the oldest surviving members of the Cape May Presbyterian Church. Over the years she was a church Elder, Deacon, Sunday School teacher, and choir member. She was a 14 year member of the Cape May Women's Community Club. She was also a long-time member of the Cape Atlantic Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America, and enjoyed completing a wide variety of needlework projects. Volunteering was very important to Jane. She was a docent for 10 years at the Cape May County Museum in Cape May Court House, and also a volunteer and member of the Board of Trustees of Historic Cold Spring Village. Jane's hobbies included raising raspberries (that she turned into jelly), baking Scottish shortbread, and painting Santa Claus faces on Cape May oyster shells. Jane and husband Bill loved to travel, taking many car and bus trips within the U.S., and over 35 Caribbean and European cruises. She was ever so glad to have lived most of her life in and around Cape May. Jane often said she and her husband Bill couldn't imagine a better place for them to have raised their family and to have spent their retirement years. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Steven Whitney, son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Leslie Turkington, and grandchildren Dana Bowling and Ryan Turkington. Per her wishes, a graveside service and interment will take place at the Cape May County Veteran's Cemetery in Cape May Court House on March 4th (Saturday) at 11am. In lieu of flowers, memorials in her honor can be sent to the Cape May Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes Street, Cape May; or to the Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 US 9, Cape May. (Spilker Funeral Home, Cape May) info and

Howard G. “Howie”, “Jim” Holland, age 80, of Erma, passed away on February 11, 2023. He was born in Ridley Park, PA and resided in Glenolden, PA and Atlantic City before coming to the Cape May area in 1956. He graduated from Lower Cape Reg. High School, Class of 1961. Jim served his country in the US Army, during the Vietnam War. Jim moved to Erma in 1965 and had worked for Snow Canning as a fisherman. He then worked for JC Brown and became a licensed plumber. Jim later took a job at Woodbine Developmental Center where he worked for 25 years, becoming the Head of the Plumbing House and he retired in 2002. After retiring from Woodbine Dev. Ctr., he began working for Evoy Funeral Homes in N. Cape May, doing various tasks over the next 20 years.Jim was a life member of the VFW Peterson-Little Post 386, in Cape May, where he served as Quartermaster for 10 years. He was also a member of the American Legion, Harry Snyder Post 193, Cape May, and DAV Chapter 44, of Del Haven. He was an avid Phillies, Eagles, and Flyers fan and was a snowbird, for the past 11 years, to Silver Lake RV Park in Naples, FL. Jim enjoyed many years with his canine companions.He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Josephine Holland.Jim is survived by his beloved wife Judy A. (nee Marks) Holland; a brother Robert Holland; nephews, Carl Marks, Josh and Chris Holland, Edward, Dave and Hudson Edwards; nieces Cristyn Smick and Jules Edwards; Brother-in-law Gary and his wife Claire Marks. A visitation will be held 9 to 11 am Friday at the Evoy Funeral Home, 3218 Bayshore Road, N. Cape May. Services will be at 11:00 AM, at the funeral home. Burial will follow services at the Cold Spring Cemetery (Veterans Memorial Section). Contributions in Jim’s name may be made to the VFW Post 386 Scholarship Fund, 419 Congress Street, Cape May, NJ 08204. Condolences will be received at

Friday, February 10, 2023

Timothy De Luca, 69, of North Cape May, NJ passed away peacefully on February 6, 2023.Tim was born in Philadelphia, PA, on May 5, 1953 to Nicholas and Constance (Nolan) De Luca. He graduated from West Deptford High School and lived in West Deptford with his family prior to moving to the Jersey Shore.Tim worked as a NJ Transit bus driver and later became an entrepreneur owning a pool hall and pizzeria. He enjoyed playing pool, softball, and traveling with family and friends. But most of all, Tim was a true family man who cared deeply about his loved ones and made it a point to be an integral part of their lives. The world will not be the same without Tim and he will be missed dearly.He is survived by his brother Nicholas De Luca, his sister Constance Kincella, his children Michele Beach, Timmie De Luca, Kathryn Wagel, Deanna De Luca, and Anthony De Luca, and his grandchildren Melissa Beach, Andrew Beach, Willow De Luca, Nicholas De Luca, Patrick Wagel and Grace Wagel.Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at the Lutheran Church located at 509 Pittsburgh Ave in Cape May, NJ. The viewing will be from 10:00 am-11:00 am followed by the funeral ceremony at 11:00 am.

SNYDER, RAY G., 91, of Beesley's Point, January 29, 2023. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.