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Name:Mary T. Severns
Born:1/23/1915
Died:7/22/2001
Obit:not available

Name:James Russell Mathis
Born:6/12/1915
Died:3/25/2003
Obit:not available

Name:Mrytle B. Pettit
Born:3/30/1906
Died:8/24/2003
Obit:not available

Name:Marvin Dunfee
Born:10/18/1931
Died:7/24/2005
Obit:not available

Name:Aubrey H. Severns
Born:12/24/1912
Died:2/11/2006
Obit:not available


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Name:Raymond Charles Gravatt
Born:10/19/1915
Died:6/28/2006
Obit:not available

Name:Florence 'Tofts' Burkley
Born:?
Died:8/2/2007, 85 years old
Obit:see image

Rancocas, NJ resident

Florence "Tofts" Burkley (nee Ballinger), age 85 of Rancocas, passed away into God's loving and eternal care on Thursday, August 2, 2007 at Riverview Estates in Riverton.

Born in Evesham, Florence was a sixty year resident of Rancocas. She was a Lt. with the U.S. Navy during WWII and a graduate of Englewood Hospital School of Nursing. Florence was the director of nursing for a period of time for both Mount Holly Hospital and The Masonic Home in Burlington until her retirement in 1996. Florence was also a devoted member of the Rancocas Methodist Church for over sixty years serving as its treasurer and organist, a member of various choral groups in the area and was a member of the Eastern Star Chapter 147.

Florence is survived by her two loving children, Jennifer Faye Habingreither of Burlington Twp. and Jeffrey (Joy) Tofts of Haddon Heights. Adoring grandmother of Gwyn (Wayne) Sever, Sheri (Michael) Von fischer, Jodilyn (Michael) Turner and Jenifer Tofts. Loving great grandmother of Olivia and Madison Sever and Jack Martin Turner.

Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Florence's life on Sunday, August 19, from 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM followed by her services at 2:30 PM at the Masonic Home Chapel of New Jersey, 902 Jacksonville Rd., Burlington Twp. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are under the direction of the DENNISON-McGEE FUNERAL HOME, 869 Beverly Rd., Burlington, NJ 08016.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name can be sent to Riverview Estates, 303 Bank Ave., Riverton, NJ 08077 or Epworth United Methodist Church, 500 Morgan Ave., Palmyra, NJ 08065.

August 9, 2007 12:00 AM


Name:Earle W. Johnson
Born:?
Died:12/28/2008, 87 years old
Obit:see image

Rancocas Village Resident

Earle W. Johnson, Jr. of the Rancocas Village section of Westampton, died Sunday, December 28, 2008 at Lourdes Hospital in Willingboro. He was 87.

Born in Camden, NJ, Mr. Johnson was a longtime resident of Rancocas.

He was a US Navy Veteran of WW II and Plank Owner of the USS Antietem. He later was retired from the NJ Air National Guard and the US Air Force. He received the US Air Force Commendation Medal. Mr. Johnson was also a retired Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor. He was a member of the Rancocas Fire Company and the NJ Exempt Fireman's Association. Mr. Johnson was a Meals on Wheels Volunteer and a former Boy Scout Leader. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mount Holly for over 40 years.

He is survived by his wife Ruth R.; a daughter Lynne (Don) Schneider of Sterling, VA; two grandchildren Chris and Ruby; five nieces, one nephew, many great nieces, great nephews; and great, great nieces and great, great nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM at the PERINCHIEF CHAPELS, 438 High St., Mount Holly, NJ. Interment will be private. Friends may call on Monday morning from 10-11 AM at the Funeral Home.

There will also be a Memorial Service on Saturday, January 10th at 11:00 AM at the Rancocas Village Community Center (the old Fire House.)

The family requests no flowers.

Contributions in Mr. Johnson's memory may be made to either: Rancocas Civic Association, PO Box 101, Rancocas, NJ 08073 or First Presbyterian Church, 125 Garden St., Mt. Holly, NJ 08060, or The Covenant Presbyterian Church, 240 Creek Rd., Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054.

December 30, 2008 12:00 AM


Name:Maurice (Sonny, Luke, Moe) Lucas, Jr.
Born:?
Died:1/15/2009, 82 years old
Obit:see image

Mt. Holly, NJ Resident

Maurice (Sonny, Luke) Lucas, Jr. of Mount Holly died Thursday, January 15th, 2009 at his residence. He was 82.

Mr. Lucas was born in Pemberton and was one of 15 children of the late Maurice and Esther Fallon Lucas. He was raised in the village of Rancocas in Westampton, Mr. Lucas was an Army veteran of World War II and a former member of the Rancocas Fire Company. He was a school bus driver for Wills Bus Service for 45 years, and was a security guard for ADT in Pennsauken and his last employment was working for NADE in Bordentown. Mr. Lucas was a longtime member of Sacred Heart Church where he served as an usher for 50 years and he was an active volunteer for the St. Vincent DePaul Society.

Mr. Lucas is survived by his wife, Betty; two daughters: Maryellen Lucas of St. Petersburg, FL, and Alison Lucas of Eastampton, three grandchildren: Charles Lucas, Rhiannon Cooper and LeeAnne Lucas and a great granddaughter, Riley Doomer. He is also survived by six sisters: Elizabeth Poehls and Barbara (David) Farace of Moorestown, Gloria Rapagna, Kay (Bobby) Dever and Janet (Harry) Curran, all of Rancocas and Marie (Harry) Fry of Burlington Twp; and six brothers: Fred of Mount Holly, Edward "Russell" of Delran, Robert "Speedy" of Burlington Twp., Richard (Patricia) of Southampton, James of Browns Mills and Woody of Rancocas and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Virginia Lucas and John Lucas.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 11:30AM at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, High Street and Bartram Ave., Mount Holly.

Interment in Sacred Heart Cemetery will be for family members only.

Friends may call Sunday from 7-9PM at the PERINCHIEF CHAPELS, 438 High Street, Mount Holly and Monday from 10:30-11:30 at the church.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 260 High Street, Mount Holly 08060.

January 18, 2009 02:50 AM


Name:Cynthia Joan Kessler
Born:5/11/1954
Died:1/18/2009
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Name:Bernard P. Colgan, Jr
Born:?
Died:2/16/2009, 58 years old
Obit:see image

Bernard P. Colgan, Jr., 58, of Burlington, passed away into God's Loving and Eternal Care on Monday, February 16, 2009 at Lourdes Hospital in Willingboro.

Born in Bristol, Mr. Colgan lived in Burlington all of his life. He was employed as a mailer for ABCO Advantage in Rancocas for the last 25 years. An avid Nascar fan, and an Eagles and Phillies fan, he also enjoyed fishing and was very fond of his pet parrots and dogs, but his greatest joy was spending time with his family.

He is survived by his loving companion, Kim Berry and family, Mike Berry and Holly Berry and grandson, Gabriel Berry. Also his sisters, Ellen (Barry) Kuiper of Burlington, Joan (Joe) Estock of Columbus, Emma Adams of PA., and Marie Colgan of TN as well as a brother, John Colgan of PA. Also his nieces and nephews: Shawn and Nicole Kuiper, Brandi, William "Beeper" and Rosie Adams, Amy and Michael Colgan, Dawn Buckno, Jodie Kochie and Lynn Kacuiba.

The funeral will be held on Friday, February 20, 2009 at 11:00AM at the DENNISON-McGEE FUNERAL HOME, 869 Beverly Road, Burlington, where relatives and friends may call from 10AM.

Interment will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Burlington.

Memorial contributions may be sent to SIDS, One Robert Wood Johnson Place, MEB 312, 3rd floor, New Brunswick, NJ 08903.

February 18, 2009 2:41 AM


Name:Dolores Francis Slawinski
Born:?
Died:2/22/2009, 75 years old
Obit:see image

Formerly of Rancocas, NJ

Dolores Francis Slawinski, 75, formerly of Rancocas, New Jersey, passed away Sunday, February 22, 2009 at St. Luke's South Medical Center, in Overland Park, Kansas.

The family will receive friends from 10-11AM on Thursday, February 26, 2009 at PENWELL-GABEL FUNERAL HOME, Olathe Chapel where funeral services will begin at 11AM.

Burial will be at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens.

The family suggests contributions to Guatemala Children's Mission, P.O. Box 398, Spicer, Minn. 56288-0398.

To leave a special message for the family, please visit our website at www.PenwellGabel.com

Dolores enjoyed a career as a Registered Nurse in New Jersey, for 42 years before retiring in 1995.

She was preceded in death by a son; David E. Slawinski and a sister; Faith Frake. She leaves her husband of 53 years, Richard Slawinski, son; Robert (Sue) Slawinski, daughter; Mary (Phil) Murray, brother; Jack Moran, grandchildren; Susan, Roberta, and Sara Slawinski, Chris, Erin, and Cina Murray, a nephew; George (Doreen) Frake and their children; Buddy, Daniel, and P.J.

February 24, 2009 2:41 AM


Name:Thelma D. Grovatt
Born:?
Died:4/2/2009, 79 years old
Obit:see image

Rancocas, NJ Resident

Thelma D. Grovatt, of the Rancocas section of Westampton, died Thursday, April 2, 2009 at Virtua-Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly. She was 79.

Born in Riverton, NJ, the daughter of the late C. Kenneth and Matilda Russ Davis, Mrs. Grovatt was a longtime Rancocas resident. Mrs. Grovatt was an accomplished organist and musician. She played the organ at various area churches including Calvary Bible in Willingboro, Broad Street Baptist in Mount Holly, and Church of the Open Bible in Riverside. In earlier years, she played the French Horn in the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra. Mrs. Grovatt was also a well know Cake maker and decorator. She taught sign language for Eastern Baptist College, had taught Sunday School at Calvary Bible Church, was a member of the Parents' Advisory Board of the Burlington County Special Services School and was a former President of the Westampton PTA.

The mother of the late Alan, Mrs. Grovatt is survived by her husband Nelson; two sons and their wives: Larry and Denise Grovatt of Gibbstown; Wayne and Lynda Grovatt of Burlington Township; and four grandchildren: Travis, Kaitlin, Tyler, and Trevor. She is also survived by a sister: Lorraine Roach (Robert) of Mantua; and a sister-in-law: Ethel Davis of Palmyra and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM at the PERINCHIEF CHAPELS, 438 High St., Mt. Holly.

Interment will be in Lakeview Memorial Park, Cinnaminson.

Friends may call on Monday evening from 7-9:00 PM and on Tuesday morning from 10-11 AM at the Funeral Home. Contributions in Mrs. Grovatt's memory may be made to Heritage Baptist Church, 530 Union Mill Rd., Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054. (www.perinchief.com)

April 5, 2009 2:50 AM


Name:M. Elizabeth 'Betty' Mathis
Born:6/9/1917
Died:4/20/2009, 91 years old
Obit:see image

Village of Rancocas Resident M. Elizabeth "Betty" Mathis died Monday, April 20, 2009 at the Burlington Woods Conv. Center in Burlington. She was 91.

Born in Pennsauken, NJ, Mrs. Mathis was a longtime Rancocas Resident. She lived in Rancocas for 80 years. Mrs. Mathis was the former Postmaster in Rancocas for 40 years. Along with her husband, the late James Mathis, she owned Stevens General Store and created the Rancocas Coffee Shoppe. She was an active member of the Rancocas Friends Meeting. She also visited and resided in Beach Haven Gardens. With her husband, they raised Great Danes. Mrs. Mathis was also an avid needlepoint enthusiast and loved gardening.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Steven and Andrea Mathis of Rancocas, a grandson Owen Phillip Mathis. She was the sister of the late W. Marshal Stevens.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 at the Rancocas Friends Meeting, Main Street, Rancocas. Interment will be in the Rancocas Friends Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday evening from 7-9 PM at the PERINCHIEF CHAPELS, 438 High St., Mt. Holly, NJ and on Saturday from 10:30 - 11:00 at the Rancocas Friends Meeting.

Contributions in Betty's memory may be made to the Rancocas Monthly Meeting c/o Frank Smith, 148 Country Club Dr., Lumberton, NJ 08048 (www.perinchief.com)

April 22, 2009 2:50 AM


Name:James A. Lefferts
Born:?
Died:6/30/2009, 74 years old
Obit:see image

Rancocas, NJ resident

James A. Lefferts age 74 of Rancocas passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday June 30, 2009.

Born in Beverly, he lived there before moving to Rancocas 7 years ago. Jim retired from the NJ Turnpike. He was a life member and past chief, with over 55 years of service with the Beverly Fire Co. #1, the first president of the Beverly Athletic Club and coached baseball for various teams in Beverly and an avid Phillies fan. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion, the N.R.A. and the Jersey Joes. He enjoyed hunting, antique cars, snowmobiles and was a military buff and a practical joker.

Father of the late Keith and brother of the late Miriam McCord. Loving father of Linda (Gary) Granath of Beverly, Cynthia (Doug) Nims of Moorestown, Lori (John) Davidson of Rancocas, father-in-law of Toni Lefferts of Mt. Laurel, cherished grandfather of Jessica (Anthony) Procopio, Ryan and Scott Lefferts, Kevin Granath, Andrew Nims, and Hayley and Claudia Davidson.

Funeral service will be held on Monday, July 6th, 10AM at the Page Funeral Home, 302 E. Union St., Burlington. Interment-Odd Fellows Cemetery. Friends and Relatives may call on the family Sunday 6-8PM and Monday 9-10AM at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions would be appreciated to the Beverly Fire Co. #1, 440 Laurel St., Beverly, NJ 08010.

July 2, 2009 2:51 AM


Name:Horace C. Randall
Born:?
Died:11/21/2009, 74 years old
Obit:not available

Horace C. Randall of Rancocas passed away into God's loving and eternal care on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at Samaritan Inpatient Hospice, Mount Holly. He was 74.

Born in Delanco, he lived in Willingboro before moving to Rancocas 53 years ago.

Mr. Randall retired in 1988 as a construction foreman with New Jersey Bell Telephone Co. after 33 years of service. During his tenure at New Jersey Bell Telephone Co., he also served as a Westampton Township police officer and retired in 1981, after being chief for 13 years.

Mr. Randall was a member of Ducks Unlimited, The NRA, and The Telephone Pioneers.

In his younger years, he enjoyed playing baseball, boat racing, hunting, fishing, and billiards. He also spent many hours as an avid wood carver.

He was the son of the late Edward and Agnes Heaton Randall and brother of the late Edward Randall.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary Loidl Randall; two daughters, Penny Thorpe (Robert) of Rancocas, Mary Szuter (Michael) of Burlington Township; and two sons, Robert Randall of Bridgewater, and Roger Randall (Carol) of Rancocas. He also is survived by a sister, Connie Sager of Delran; a brother, Joseph Randall (Linda) of Medford; a sister-in-law, Carole of Rancocas; six grandchildren, Brittany, Randy, Erica, Ally, Jenny, and Jess; and three nieces.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, at Dennison Funeral Home, 214 W. Front St., Florence, where relatives and friends may visit the family from 10 a.m. Interment will be in Lakeview Memorial Park, Cinnaminson.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Horace C. Randall may be sent to Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Drive, Suite 300, Marlton, NJ 08053.

Dennison Funeral Home, Florence

November 23, 2009 3:10 AM


Name:Edythe R. Calland
Born:5/19/1916
Died:2/11/2010
Obit:see image

Burlington County Times

Edythe Rebecca Shinn Calland of Easton, Pa. went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010.

Her lifetime scripture verse was found in Deuteronomy 13:6. "I will never leave you nor forsake you." This gave her comfort during her lifetime.

Edythe was born in Rancocas on May 19, 1916 and lived in the Rancocas area until 2001, when she moved to Easton, Pa. with her daughter and son-in-law.

She was an active member of the Rancocas Methodist Church for 75 years, teaching Sunday School and Bible School for 50 years.

Edythe was a 4H leader, Women's Christian Temperance Union member, PTA member and president, and volunteered to make the best candied sweet potatoes for the Rancocas Firehouse dinners.

During her working years, she was a secretary for the TB League in Burlington, also engineers at RCA in Cherry Hill, and then was employed by the Willingboro School System setting up the offices in the new schools. After the schools were opened, she went to work as the secretary for the business administrator for 22 years before retiring in 1983.

Edythe's hobbies were reading, decorating for special occasions, painting on wood and oils on canvas, crafts, and helping her family and anyone else who needed a hand.

She was a loving wife of Edward G. Calland, who preceded her in death in 2000. They were married for 64 years.

Edythe is survived by two daughters, Sandra Gentry and her husband, Kenneth of Hurlock, Md., and Carol Lamb and her husband, Frank of Williams Township, Pa. She also is survived by six married grandchildren: Kenneth Gentry Jr. and Holly, John Gentry and Lisa, Edward Lamb and Dr. Elizabeth, Lynn Gentry Farr and Jeffrey, Michael Lamb and Taryn, and Laura Lamb Botwin and Andrew. Edythe lived to welcome 15 great-grandchildren: David, Jessica, Grayson, and James Gentry, Cody, Ryan, Abby and Macy Lynn Farr, Althea, Kyla, Payce, Timothy and Dashl Lamb, Jack and Hunter Botwin.

Also surviving are Edythe's sister, Ruth Potter of Annapolis; her brother, Roy and his wife, Betty of Glens Falls, N.Y., and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Perinchief Chapels, 438 High St., Mount Holly. Interment will be held privately. Friends may call on Saturday at the funeral home from 12 p.m. until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Edythe to Saint Luke's VNA Hospice, 1510 Valley Center Parkway, Suite 200, Bethlehem, PA 18017, or Calvary Baptist Church, Building Fund, 111 Dewberry Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18017.

Perinchief Chapels, Mount Holly

February 18, 2010 3:30 AM


Name:Anna Strohlein
Born:4/13/1910
Died:3/1/2011
Obit:see image

Burlington County Times

Anna (Pelechowicz) Strohlein of Riverton died on Tuesday March 1, 2011. She was 100.

Born in Reading, PA., Anna was a resident of Riverton for the past 66 years.

Her green thumb earned her the respect of neighbors and friends with her knowledge of plants and landscapig architecture.

She had been employed at a greenhouse in Cherry Hill where she taught herself the formal Latin names for the various plants. Anna was also an avid reader.

She was the wife of the late William H. Mellon and Jacob D. Strohlein.

She was the loving mother of William H. Mellon (Mary Jane), Dolores Strohlein and Mary Lou Francis (Raymond); dear grandmother of William and Michael; great-grandmother of Jennifer, Christopher and Ben. She was the sister-in-law of Sophie Pelechowicz.

Relative and friends are invited to attend her visitation on Saturday, March 5, 2011 from 10 to 11 a.m. followed by her Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Church, 4th St. and Linden Ave., Riverton, NJ 08077. Entombment will follow at Lakeview Memorial Park Mausoleum, Cinnaminson.

In lieu of flowers, remembrancess may be made to the Riverton Fire Co., 505 Howard St., Riverton, NJ 08077.

Weber Funeral Home, 112 Broad Street, Riverton


Name:Byron M. Verner
Born:11/22/1970
Died:6/30/2011
Obit:see image

Our dear Byron M. Verner, a resident of Rancocas, passed away suddenly Thursday, June 30, 2011. He was 40.

Byron is survived by his wife of more than nine years, Patricia; his mother, Sally Phelan; stepfather, Richard; his father, John Verner; stepmother, Patricia; his mother-in-law, Rita Clavin; his beloved sister, Jennifer Tenner; brother-in-law, Kristopher; his brother, Keith Verner and fiancÚ, Wendy; sisters-in-law, Rosemary Brecher and Rita Clavin; brother-in-law, Joseph Clavin; his grandmothers, Margaret Bowker 'Nana' and Florence Verner 'Mom Mom'; nephews, Ryan Tenner and Stephen Brecher; nieces, Alyssa Tenner 'Lissy' and Christina Brecher; his aunts and uncles; many cousins; great-aunts and uncles; and many dear friends.

Byron was a Mason and member of the Mount Holly Lodge 14 of Free and Accepted Masons, and the Knights Templar of New Jersey. He was also an active member of the Center for Conscious Living in Moorestown and Joyful Gathering Spiritual Center of New Jersey in Voorhees.

He managed his own business for many years but his main focus was always to help others in any way he could.

Friends and relatives may call from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, July 8, at Perinchief Chapels, 438 High St., Mount Holly, where a memorial service will be held at noon, by the Masons and his churches, to which all are welcome.

In lieu of flowers and because of Byron's love of children, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Philadelphia, One Valley Square, Suite 133, 512 Township Line Rd., Blue Bell, PA 19422.

Byron will be forever missed and never forgotten. We ask for your prayers for those of us left behind. Perinchief Chapels


Name:Florence L. Verner
Born:abt 1929
Died:5/31/2012
Obit:not available

Florence L. Verner of Rancocas passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mt. Holly. She was 83.

Born in Mt. Laurel, she was a lifelong Rancocas resident.

An avid Phillies fan, Florence was also a longtime member of the Rancocas Methodist Church and the Rancocas Civic Association.

She was the grandmother of the late Byron Verner.

She is survived by her three children: Susan Evans (David), Sandra Verner (John Corson), and John Verner (Pat); three grandchildren: Michael Evans, Keith Verner, and Jennifer Tenner (Kristopher); two great-grandchildren, Ryan Tenner and Alyssa Clevenger; a sister, Betty Thomas; and a brother, Russell Lore.

Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Perinchief Chapels, 438 High St., Mt. Holly. Interment will follow in the Mt. Holly Cemetery.

Friends and relatives may visit with the family on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Westampton Emergency Services, 780 Woodlane Road, Westampton NJ 08060. Perinchief Chapels, Mt. Holly


Name:Doris M. Johnson
Born:abt 1928
Died:10/10/2012
Obit:not available

Doris M. Johnson, a lifelong resident of Rancocas, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 at Lourdes Medical Center in Willingboro. She was 84.

She is survived by her loving husband of more than 62 years, Warren H. Johnson; two children, Patricia Smith (George), and Carter Johnson (Sandra); three grandchildren: Jennifer Toth (William IV), Heather Gross (Brian), and Addison Johnson; three great-grandchildren: Paige Toth, William Toth V, Colette Gross; four sisters: Erma Gardner, Eleanor Hansel, Lois McCurdy, Ruth Shedaker; two brothers, Wilbur Yerkes and William Yerkes Jr.; and many nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be held 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the N.J. Veterans Cemetery, North Hanover Township.

Friends and relatives planning to attend are to meet at the Perinchief Chapels, 438 High St., Mt. Holly at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her honor to the Deborah Hospital Foundation, 212 Trenton Road, Browns Mills NJ 08015. Perinchief Chapels, Mount Holly


Name:Margaret Janney Bowker
Born:11/15/1924
Died:11/23/2012
Obit:not available

Margaret Janney Bowker of Hainesport, formerly of the Village of Rancocas, wife of the late Keith H. Bowker, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at Samaritan Hospice Inpatient Center in Mount Holly.

She celebrated her 88th birthday with her family by her side on Nov. 15.

Margaret was born 'on the farm' in Rancocas, attended Moorestown Friends School; married and raised her family in Rancocas, where she was a postal clerk for more than 40 years. Margaret was raised as a Quaker and later became a member of the First Church of Christ Scientists in Moorestown.

She loved spending time at the family home in Barnegat Light on Long Beach Island.

Margaret is survived by four children and their spouses, Donald Bowker (Patricia) of Plainfield; Linda Challender (William) of Hainesport, Sally Phelan (Rick) of Hainesport, and Janette Jones (Joe) of Lake Orion, Mich. Margaret was blessed with 14 grandchildren, Michael (Jennifer), Michelle, Maureen (Vincent), Melissa, Megan, William (Susan), Bruce (Elizabeth), Brian (Brook), Keith (Wendy), Jennifer (Kris), late Byron (Patti), Derek, Kristi, and Traci; 17 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. Margaret also is survived by her brother, Ernest Janney (Missy), and sisters, Eleanor Dunfee and Frances Ventola; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Perinchief Chapels, 438 High Street, Mount Holly, with a memorial service following. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her name may be made to Southern Ocean Relief Project, 297 Route 72, #333, Suite 35, Manahawkin, NJ 08050 for LBI Hurricane Sandy relief. Perinchief Chapels, Mount Holly


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Name:Gloria L. Rapagna
Born:abt 1929
Died:3/4/2013
Obit:not available

Gloria L. (Lucas) Rapagna died Monday, March 4, 2013 at the Mount Laurel Center. She was 84.

Born in Hainesport, Mrs. Rapagna was a longtime Village of Rancocas resident. She was retired from Modern Packaging, where she worked for over 25 years.

Gloria enjoyed baking and was an animal lover.

She is survived by her son, Fred Rapagna of Shamong; her daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Michael Fortino of Medford; and two grandsons, Samuel and Nicholas Rapagna. The sister of the late Maurice 'Sonny' Lucas, Virginia Lucas, and John Lucas, she is survived by 11 siblings including her special sisters, Marie Fry and Elizabeth Poehls.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Perinchief Chapels, 438 High St., Mount Holly, where friends may visit with the family from 10 to 11 a.m.

Contributions in her memory may be made to either Life Choice Hospice, 1415 Hooper Ave., Suite 203, Toms River, NJ 08753 or the Burlington County Animal Shelter, 35 Academy Dr., Westampton, NJ 08060. Perinchief Chapels, Mount Holly



Name:Ruth C. Baker
Born:abt 1928
Died:6/12/2013
Obit:not available

Ruth C. Baker, of Rancocas, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at her home. She was 85.

Born and raised in Mount Holly, she was a lifelong area resident and Rancocas resident for over 60 years. She was an excellent and avid bowler who loved her family and the time they could spend together.

She was the mother of the late John F. Baker Jr.; sister of the late John Cline, Harry Cline, and Lois Penny. She is survived by her loving husband, John F. Baker Sr., of over 66 years, four children, Mary DeSavino (Ronald), Joan Gares (William), Bob Baker (Debi), Barbara Peyre-Ferry (Donald); seven grandchildren, Eric, John III, Dale, Brad, Josh, Bret, Leah; two great-grandchildren, Noah and Ellery; two sisters, Claudia Harper and Shirley Burns; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday at the Rancocas Friends Meeting House, 201 Main St., Rancocas, NJ 08073. Interment will be private. Friends and relatives may visit at the Meeting House with the family from 10 a.m. until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Rancocas Friends Meeting House, or Doctors Without Borders, 333 7th Ave., New York, NY 10001, or Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Dr., Suite 300, Marlton, NJ 08053. Perinchief Chapels, Mount Holly, New Jersey.



Name:Warren H. Johnson
Born:abt 1922
Died:8/22/2013
Obit:see image

Warren H. Johnson a lifelong resident of the Village of Rancocas died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 at his home. He was 91.

Mr. Johnson was a 1941 graduate of Rancocas Valley Regional High School, and served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II on board the USS Tampa. Warren worked for PSE&G as an electrician until his retirement.

He was an avid sportsman and a member of the Burlington County Fish and Game League. Warren was involved in the reintroduction of wild turkeys to New Jersey and enjoyed woodcarving waterfowl. He played in a band at the Columbus Farmers Market and Alberts Hall in Waretown. He enjoyed drawing the buildings and homes of Rancocas and local area history and was especially proud of his tomato garden.

The husband of the late Doris M., he is survived by his daughter, Patricia (George) A. Smith of Hainesport and son, Carter (Sandra) W. Johnson of Rancocas; three grandchildren, Jennifer (William IV) Toth, Heather (Brian) Gross, and Addison Johnson; and three great-grand-children, Paige Toth, William Toth V, and Colette Gross.

Services will be held in the Chapel of Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Arneytown at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28. Relatives and friends wishing to be part of the procession should gather at the Perinchief Chapels, 438 High St., Mount Holly at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. There will be no calling hours.

Due to cemetery restrictions on flowers, contributions in Mr. Johnson's memory may be made to Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Dr., Suite 300, Marlton, NJ 08053. Perinchief Chapels, Mount Holly

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