June 15, 1930 - September 12, 2023
John E. Stemmler, 93 of Woolwich Township NJ, passed away peacefully at home on September 12, 2023. Born in New York, John has lived in Woolwich Township for the past 18 years. He was an Air Force Veteran of the Korean War and served as a Flight School instructor while in the Air Force. He obtained a Masters Degree and later became an elementary school teacher. He was married to his wife, Sue for forty years, and for their honeymoon, they took a six week excursion across Canada. He loved to travel, was an avid tennis player, enjoyed reading, loved the History Channel and History Books. He is survived by his wife Sue, a son, Johnny Stemmler, daughters, Cathy Stratoti, Cindy Foster, and Heather Gall. 4 Grandchildren and a sister, Peggy Ann Rosenthal. At John’s request, there will be no viewing or services and cremation was private. The CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, Swedesboro, NJ is in charge of the arrangements.
February 17, 1960 ~ September 7, 2023
John G. Casella, 63 of Mullica Hill, NJ passed away Thursday, September 7th, at Inspira Medical Center, Mullica Hill, NJ. Born in Woodbury, NJ John lived all of his life in Mullica Hill. He graduated from Clearview High School, Class of ’80 and continued working on the family farm. He was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Swedesboro, NJ. John was predeceased by his parents, John and Sadie (Nee Bonaccorsi) Casella and is survived by his bother, Mario (Kathleen) Casella and his aunt, Mary Bonaccorsi. Mass of Christain Burial will be 11 AM Tuesday, Sept. 12th at St. Joseph’s Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro where a viewing will be held at the church from 9 AM to 11 AM. Interment will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Twp. NJ. CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to St. Jude Childrens Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105 or on line at www.stjude.org would be appreciated.
August 28, 1941 ~ September 6, 2023
Helen (Elena) Scaffo, 82 of Woolwich Township, NJ, passed away peacefully at home on September 6, 2023. A lifelong resident of the Swedesboro area, she was a graduate of Swedesboro High School, Class of 1960. Helen was a member of the Basketball Championship Team while in school. She had served as financial manager for Chadler USA in Bridgeport. From 1965 to 1975 she owned and operated Mom’s Pizzeria and Restaurant in Paulsboro, NJ. Many years later, people would still stop her and tell her that they missed her pizza! She also worked on the family farm for over 20 yrs. Helen was a member of Living Water Bible Church, Mt. Royal, NJ. Once a month she hosted Fellowship Luncheons at her home. She loved to cook and enjoyed her time with family and friends. Helen is survived by her twin sister, Dora Marino, brother Sam (Bonnie) Scaffo, Her nieces, Angela (Thomas) Hickey and their son Jordan, Susan Cecola and Joan Garrity, Nancy (Chuck) Kubacki, Stephanie (Larry) Gardner and Karen (Bruce) Leiman; along with her nephews, Michael and Timothy Scaffo, Tony Scaffo. Great nieces, nephews and her extended Church family. She was predeceased by her parents, Angela and Benny Scaffo, her nephews Sam and Joe Scaffo. Funeral Services will be 11 AM Saturday September 16th at the Living Water Bible Church, 177 Kings Highway, Mount Royal, NJ 08061 where friends may visit with the family on Saturday from 10 AM to the time of service. In lieu of flowers, donations to Living Water Bible Church, in Helen’s memory, would be appreciated. Helens service will be livestreamed on the Church’s website, LWBCNJ.COM, click on LiveStream beginning at 11 AM. The CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, Swedesboro, NJ is in charge of arrangements.
October 16, 1958 ~ August 24, 2023
Wanda Elizabeth Long, 64 of Swedesboro, NJ passed away August 24, 2023 at her residence. Born, raised and lived in Chester, PA, for most of her life before moving to Swedesboro, NJ 7 years ago. Wanda was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Media, PA and was an Executive Assistant for the Law Firm of Marshall, Denehey, Coleman and Goggin in Philadelphia, Pa. She loved to read and enjoyed time with her family. Wanda is survived by her daughters, Jayme Gortman and Janelle (John) Bonhomme, a Daughter in Law, Myisha Long, her parents, William J and Shirley Elizabeth Long, Sr. She was predeceased by a son, Anthony Long, (2015). Her grandchildren, Jonathan, Madeline, Aria and Ashton; and her siblings, Peggy Marquerite Jones, Devonia Lytle, William Long Jr. and Bruce Long. Funeral Services will be noon, Thursday August 31st at the Cheega Funeral Home, 1329 Kings Highway,Swedesboro, NJ where a viewing will be held from 11am to time of service. Cremation will follow.
June 1, 1937 ~ June 21, 2023
Rae Feldman, 86 of Swedesboro, NJ passed away at her residence on June 21, 2023. Born and raised in Swedesboro, she was a graduate of Swedesboro High School, Class of ’55 and retired from Stecher’s Welding, Woolwich Twp., where she was a bookkeeper. She was an avid reader, loved Fantasy Football but once her great-grandchildren were born what she enjoyed most was video chatting and spending time with them. Rae is survived by her daughter, Terri (Mike) Sabatini, her grandchildren, Jenna (Marc) Dziuba and Michael (Simone) Sabatini Jr., her great-grandchildren, Archer and Eleanor (AKA Archie and Lennie) and her sister, Edith Perry. She was predeceased by her son, Thomas Feldman, Jr. and her significant other, Ugo Canzanese. Funeral Services will be 10:30am Mon. June 26 at the Cheega Funeral Home, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 3pm to 5pm and again on Monday from 9:30am to 10:30am.
September 17, 1937 ~ June 13, 2023
Sarah J. Szczytkowski, 85 of Pennsville, New Jersey, passed away at her residence on June 13, 2023. Born in Lewistown, Pennsylvania, she was a longtime resident of Boothwyn, PA., moving to Pot Nets, Long Neck DE and, for the past 9 years in Pennsville. She had attended Eddystone High School and worked for Sun Co. and FMC Corp in Marcus Hook, PA. Sarah loved cooking, shopping, and visiting Lancaster, PA. She liked to collect dolls and Department 56 houses. Sarah was an avid ‘Tweety” Bird fan and enjoyed listening to Elvis Presley. She is survived by her children, Faith (Robert Sr.) Lauser and Alexander Szczytkowski Jr, her grandchildren, Robert (Jessica) Lauser, Jr., Dylan (Dayna) Lauser and Cody Lauser, her great-grandson, Robert (Tripp) Lauser III , her Bonus great-grandson, NayVon Robinson, her sister, Darlene Melko and dedicated Aide and friend Takeisha Robinson. She was predeceased by her husband, Alexander, and siblings, Linda Grear and David Woodal. Graveside Services will be 11 AM Friday, June 16 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Cemetery, Linwood, PA..
July 2, 1927 - May 18, 2023
Josephine R. Lucas (nee: Musumeci), 95, of Egg Harbor Township NJ and formerly of Swedesboro, NJ passed away at her daughter’s home on May 18, 2023. Born and raised in the Swedesboro area, she lived with her daughter for the past 7 years, coming from Rio Grande, NJ. She was a graduate of Swedesboro High School, Class of ’44 and a homemaker. She was a member of the former St. Joseph’s Church in Swedesboro and was an active member of the Altar-Rosary Society, working the spaghetti dinners, helping to make the ‘gravy’, working the Bar-B-Que Dinners and whatever else was needed. She loved bowling and was devoted to her family. Josephine is survived by her children, John (Angel), Cindy Briglin, Cheryl Kandt, Chris, Teresa Camilli and son-in-law Stephen Owen Sr. Her grandchildren, Tracy VanEtten, Stephen Owen, Jr., Michele Mason, John Lucas, Michael Lucas, Chuckie Locantura, Rochelle Kandt, Scott Briglin, Michael Briglin, Brian Briglin, Jeanette Morrison, Jessica Lucas, Gabrielle Lucas, Elizabeth Lucas, Amy-Lynn Camilli, Jamie Camilli and Patrick Camilli also 22 great-grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by her husband Emanuel John Lucas, her daughters, RoseMarie Locantura and Linda Owen, her parents, Philip and Alfina Musumeci and her brother Sam Musumeci, son-in-laws, Mike Briglin, Rocky Kandt and Nick Locantura. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Wednesday, May 24, at St. Clare of Assisi Parish, St.Joseph’s Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, NJ where a viewing will be held in the church on Wednesday from 9 AM to 10AM. A viewing will also be held on Tuesday evening, May 23rd from 6 PM -8 PM at the Cheega Funeral Home, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ. Contributions in her memory to St. Judes Childrens Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis Tn. 38105 or on line at stjude.org. would be appreciated.
March 16, 1968 ~ May 5, 2023
Albert E. Doughty, (Buddy), 55 of Deptford, NJ passed away suddenly of natural causes on May 5, 2023. Bor in Woodbury, he has lived in Deptford for the past 30 years. Buddy was a graduate of Delsea High School, Class of ’86 and was a truck driver employed by Zeisloft Trucking Co. in Thorofare, NJ for the past 36 years. He was a member of the Almonesson United Methodist Church, enjoyed camping, trips to the beach, working on his truck and being with family and friends. Buddy is survived by his wife Sandra (Nee Holshue) Doughty, a daughter, Sarah Doughty and her partner, Linden Trovillo, his mother, Elizabeth (Conard) Doughty, siblings, Deborah (Joel) Boniske and Russell (Karen) Doughty. Niece Courtney and nephew Josh Boniske, and his “Fur-baby” Bean. He was predeceased by his father, Albert Doughty. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, May 13th from 10 AM to 12 noon with a service beginning 12 noon at the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ Donations in his memory to: Truckersfund.org, which aids truck drivers in need, would be appreciated.
August 23, 1949 ~ April 22, 2023
Lawrence P. Troch, 73 of Woolwich Township, NJ passed away April 22, 2023 at Jefferson Hospital, Washington Twp. NJ. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he has lived in Woolwich Township for the past 14 years. He had lived in New York, Northern New Jersey and Kenosha, Wisconsin. Lawrence was a retired Pharmacist and his last employer was Wedgewood Pharmacy in Swedesboro, NJ. He was a graduate of Columbia University, NY. Lawrence was a strong family man with a good sense of humor. When going out with the family, he would excuse himself, find the waitress and pay the bill before anyone could settle the tab. He cooked the turkey every Thanksgiving and made the best stuffing. A great friend, always putting others before himself and although he struggled with cancer for many years, he never complained. He enjoyed Fox News and the Squawk-Box. Lawrence is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Linda (nee Sandmeier), his children, Christopher and his wife Margaret, Jennifer and her husband Brian Hobby and Jason Troch. His grandchildren, Paige, Taylor, and Connor Hobby and Philip and Emmalynn Troch. His sister Diane and her husband William Holland. Funeral Services will be 3 PM Saturday, April 29, at the Cheega Funeral Home, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ. A viewing will be held on Saturday from 1 PM to 3 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, 914 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19107 would be appreciated.
January 7, 1980 ~ January 18,2023
Shawn Michael Orcutt, 43, formerly of Wenonah, NJ passed away Jan 18, 2023. Born in Woodbury, he was a graduate of Deptford High School, Class of ’97, and served in the Marine Reserves for 6 years. Shawn was in the Iraq War as a motor vehicle operator for 7 months and received multiple medals for his service to his Country. He attended the University of Colorado. Shawn was a world traveler, Europe and the United States. He lived an adventurous life, enjoying, bungee jumping, scuba diving, skydiving, camping, hiking, writing, movies, snowboarding to mention a few. He also traveled to Columbia, where he lived for months at a time, working on a farm, learning their culture and meeting new people; “Living off the land,” he would say. Recently he was traveling across the country performing as a ‘stand-up’ comic and working on a novel. Writing about his courage to get on stage and his journey through the process, taking pictures along the way. Shawn lived to tell stories and make people laugh. He is survived by his father, David Orcutt, his mother, Peggy, brother, David, sister Bridgett, brother in law John, niece Chelsea and nephew John. Military Honors will be held 11 AM, Saturday, May 6, 2023 at the Gloucester County Veterans Cemetery, Tuckahoe Road, Monroe Township, NJ where his ashes will be placed in the Wall of Honor. Donations in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516 or on line at woundedwarriorproject.org would be appreciated.
July 28, 1924 - April 9, 2023
Joseph William Drager, 98 of Swedesboro, New Jersey, passed away April 9, 2023, a bright and beautiful Easter morning. Joseph was born on the family farm in Logan Township in 1924. A lifelong resident of Swedesboro, he enjoyed mowing lawns and unfortunately any flowers that got in the way. Joe and his late wife Doris enjoyed traveling to Fortescue to fish on the party boats. He was a hard worker, a positive role model for his children, a loving husband, a leader who preferred to work behind the scenes. “If you are going to do the job, do it right”. At times he worked 3 jobs in order to send his children to Catholic Grammar and High Schools. Joseph was a lifelong member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, St. Joseph Church, Swedesboro. Devoted to his faith in God and to the Blessed Virgin Mary. He graduated from Swedesboro High School, Class of ’42 at the age of 17 and joined the Navy, serving 3 years on the aircraft carrier, the USS Bennington. Joseph was a proud member of the Woolwich Fire Company – A volunteer fire fighter since the age of 16. Prior to his death he was the oldest living retired member of the Fire Company. He is survived by his son, Louis (Betty Lou) Drager, Daughters, Jo Anna (Robert) Gahrs and Shirley Lieggi. His Grandchildren, Debra Drager (Tom) Winnberg, Kelly Drager Nobles, Nina Lieggi (James) Frank and Antonio J Lieggi IV. His Great Grandchildren, Grant and Hope Winnberg, Brianna, Kaitlyn, Josiah and Zachary Nobles, Antonio J. Lieggi V and Julianna Williams. His Daughter in law, Patricia Drager. Also several nieces and nephews, especially Jane Drager (Doug) who helped the family navigate the medical waters over the years. Joseph was predeceased by his loving wife, Doris Spence Drager, his son, Michael Drager, infant Son, Steven Paul Drager, his parents, Emil and Anna Burkel Drager and siblings, Louis, John and Edith Drager, Mary Houvig, Alice Jess and Infant Beatrice Drager. The family would like to extend a special thanks to his current Angel Caregivers, Deneen, Maria, Marcala and Katrina, most who have cared for him so lovingly since 2017.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM on Tuesday April 18, 2023 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish, St. Joseph Church 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, NJ. The service will be livestreamed on Tuesday beginning 10:30 at stclarenj.org. (Choose: “Swedesboro Campus”) Friends may call at the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME , 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ on Monday, April 17 from 6 PM to 9 PM and on Tuesday April 18, from 9 AM to 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Woolwich Fire Company, 1517 Kings Hwy, Swedesboro, NJ 08085 would be appreciated.
February 12, 1929 ~ March 20, 2023
Doris R Borrelli, 94 of Logan Township, passed away at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital on March 20, 2023. Born in Bridgeton, she lived most of her life in Logan Township. She was a farmer’s wife working along side her husband on the family farm. Doris attended St. Joseph’s Church in Swedesboro and in later years St. Gabriel the Archangel in Carneys Point, NJ She is survived by her husband of 71 years Elia, her sons, Edward, Mark and Kenneth. Also three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, James Borrelli. A Memorial Service had been planned, however, at the request of the family, services will be private.
March 27, 1957 ~ March 23, 2023
Nick Loggia Sr, 65 of Woolwich Twp. NJ passed away March 23rd at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. Born in Campobello-Di Licata, Sicily he moved to Philadelphia, PA in 1968 with his parents and brother. He worked for Stroehmann Bakeries for over 35 years before retiring in 2015 to pursue his passions of cooking, woodworking and playing with his grandchildren. Nick resided in South Jersey for the past 20 years, coming from Philadelphia PA. Nick is survived by his wife of 40 years, Valerie (nee Pratt) his children, Nick (Lucia) Loggia Jr., Paula (Bob) Churchill. His grandchildren, Anthony and Scarlett. His Brother, Jack (Jeannie) and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his siblings, Charles, John, Carmen, Carmela and Paola. A viewing will be held at the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Kings Hwy. Swedesboro, NJ 08085 from 9 AM to 11 AM on Thursday, March 30th. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:30 AM at St. Clare of Assisi Parish, St. Joseph Campus, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, NJ. Interment Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, 1600 S. Sproul Road, Springfield Township. PA.
May 17, 1964 ~ February 24, 2023
Joseph Wallace, affectionately known as O C, 58 of Logan Township, NJ passed away peacefully at home. Born in Mt. Holly, he resided in Logan Township for 23 years, coming from Burlington, NJ. Joe had attended Burlington City High School and graduated with honors from Omega Institute, Pennsauken, NJ. He was a computer technician employed by Comp-u-com. Joe loved music and in his younger days he was lead singer and musician for a ‘heavy metal band’ and a Weightlifting enthusiast. He was an avid sports fan, following the Phillies and Eagles, loved his cats, hiking, the beach, gardening and bird watching. Joe loved visiting different breweries and of course, loved to eat!
Joseph is survived by his devoted wife of 35 years, Linda (Nee Kinsey) Wallace, two sons, Joseph Wallace and his partner Christopher Giovanetti and Jarred Wallace. His sister, Rose (Angel) Wallace and was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Rose Marie Wallace, and his brother, Christopher Wallace.
A Memorial Service will be held 11 AM Saturday March 4, 2023 at the Cheega Funeral Home, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ where friends may visit with the family from 9 AM to 11AM on Saturday. Donations in his memory may be sent to Samaritan Hospice, PO Box 71425, Philadelphia, PA 19176-1425 or samaritannj.org/donate would be appreciated.
April 24, 1953 ~ December 13, 2022
Glenn Clozelle Marrow was born on April 24, 1953 to James Douglas and Willie Ann Marrow in Manson North Carolina. The family moved to Philadelphia PA several years later where he was raised in the Nicetown -Tioga section of North Philadelphia. Glenn was baptized at the New Salem Baptist church in North Philadelphia in 1964, and later renewed his faith at the Siloam Baptist Church in Norristown PA.
Glenn enjoyed building and racing hot rods with his brothers Kenneth and Roy, Glenn loved children very much, in fact he played an essential role in helping his sister Sylvia with taking care of her daughters when they were growing up.
Glenn graduated from the Simon Gratz High School located in North Philadelphia and soon obtained a job as a machinist at Yarway. He left Yarway after several years and became a mover at Jensen Moving company in Lansdale PA. Glenn enjoyed spending time with his family by attending the family cookouts and holiday gatherings. He also enjoyed driving to North Carolina with his sister and her daughters yearly to visit his mom and dad and every mile he drove his favorite line would be “knockin em down”, while blasting the song Low Rider. He became ill from a stroke that occurred while living in the Lansdale area and it seems as though he never recovered from that.
Glenn was called home to be with his heavenly Father on Tuesday December 13, 2022. Glenn was predeceased by his mother, his father and his oldest sister Carolyn. He leaves to mourn his passing, his brother Kenneth Marrow (Sister – in- law Mary), his sister Collette L. Teagle, brother Roy Marrow (Sister-in-law Betty), and his sister Sylvia Marrow Smith, along with a slew of nieces and nephews all of whom love and will miss him dearly.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, January 14, 2023 at the Cheega Funeral Home, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ, where friends may visit with the family from 10 AM.
Doris Hall (nee Smoot) passed away peacefully at her home in Logan Township New Jersey on December 23, 2022. Born in Wilmington, N.C., she moved to Logan Township in 1977, coming from Franklin Township. Doris was a graduate of Williston High School, Wilmington, NC, Class of ’59 and Shaw University in Raleigh, NC. She was a Councilwoman for Logan Township from 1980 and was just recently re-elected for another term in office. She was the first Afro-American woman to be Deputy Mayor for Logan Township. She was also on the Logan Township Planning Board, Chairperson for Logan Township Parks and Recreation and the Executive Democratic chairperson for Logan Township for District 2 from 1980 to 2007. Doris was employed as a bookkeeper for Wheatland Company in Collingswood for 18 years, retiring in 2005. She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish and her greatest joy was in her singing. Gifted with a beautiful voice she gave back to the Glory of God by singing in the Church Choir. She became Music Director for St. Joseph’s Church in 1990, began and directed a Children’s Choir at the church and became the Church Cantor, singing for masses, weddings, and funerals. Hearing Doris sing the Ave Maria just took your breath away and a dry eye was hard to find. She also was the coordinator of the Christmas Concerts held each year at St. Joseph’s Church and now St. Clare of Assisi Parish. She was a Charter member of the K of C Columbiettes, Chapter 7526 and held the position of Financial Secretary. Doris spread her wings and became a charter member of the Jubilato Deo Choir and with this group sang in Carniege Hall, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Their Easter and Christmas Concerts were applauded by everyone. She also joined the Cathedral Singers of Camden and with them she traveled to Rome and sang at a Mass with Pope Paul VI and also traveled with this group to Paris, France for a concert. Doris was also a member and cantor for the Camden Diocesan Choir.
Doris is survived by her son, Walter, grandsons, Reggie II, Antoine and Jamar. She was predeceased by her husband George and her son Reggie (Fudge). Mass of Christian Burial will be 7 PM on Thursday December 29th at St. Joseph’s Church, St. Clare of Assisi Parish, 140 Broad Street; Swedesboro, New Jersey. A viewing will be held at the church on Thursday from 4 – 7 PM. She will be laid to rest next to her husband George at Rosehill Cemetery, Linden, NJ. The Mass will be livestream at stclarenj.org, Thursday at 7 PM. Contributions in her memory can be sent directly to the Cheega Funeral Home, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ 08085 to help with expenses.
September 16, 1944 ~ November 14, 2022
Nicholas Porretta. 78 of Gibbstown, New Jersey, passed away while vacationing in Orlando, Florida. Nick had been employed by the Atlantic City Visitor Center as Director of Information Services. A family man, with a great sense of humor, he loved boating, fishing, football and of course grilling. He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Bonnie (Nee Mann), a daughter, Kelli (Mark) Horninger, and his granddaughter, Kathryn Horninger. He was predeceased by his first wife of 31 years, Barbara and his brother Ronald Porretta (2013). Funeral Services will be 3pm on Sunday, Nov 27, 2022 at the funeral home with a viewing on Sunday from 1pm to 3pm. In Lieu of flowers contributions in his memory to the Gloucester County Animal Shelter, @ gloucestercountynj.gov/160/animal shelter or 1200 N Delsea Dr., Clayton, NJ 08312 would be appreciated.
June 10, 1976 ~ November 19, 2022
Robert A. Leap, 46 of Woolwich Township. NJ passed away at home surrounded by his family. Born in Voorhees, NJ he has lived in Woolwich for the last 17 years, coming from Deptford, NJ Bob graduated from Gloucester High School, Class of 1994 and went on to receive his Associate Degree. He had been employed as an insurance claim agent at Chubb Insurance. A talented musician, he was part of the band “Modern Mojo,” as a drummer. His favorite pastime was spending time with his family, watching Phillies and Flyers games. Bob is survived by his wife of 21 years, Angela, a daughter Ella and a son Ryan. He is also survived by his mother, Ellen Leap, his sisters Donna Leap and April Leap, his Uncle Eric Hakanson and aunts Marion Hakanson, Judy Yecco and Shirley Phillips; and his fur baby Joey. He was predeceased by his father, Robert Leap. Funeral Services are private. A public memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations, in lieu of flowers, to the Glioblastoma Foundation, would be greatly appreciated by his family.
May 21, 1956 ~ November 11, 2022
Dean Mayos Kostos, 68 of New York City passed away at his apartment of natural causes. Born in Forest Hills he resided in New York for most of his life. Dean was an Adjunct Professor at LaGardia College, Long Island NY. He was a poet and author, with several published books to his credit. Dean is survived by his mother Sofia and his brother, Stephen (Katrina) Kostos. Private funeral services were held for the family.