November 7, 1975 ~ June 12. 2022
Brain M. Penot Sr, 46 years of age passed away suddenly on June 12th, 2022. He was born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania and was a resident of Logan Township for the last 24 years. Brian was a graduate of Upper Darby High School and was employed as a contract inspector at the Paulsboro Refinery for over twenty years. He and his family were members of the Saint Claire of Assisi parish in Swedesboro, New Jersey. Brian was an outstanding man, husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and in-law. He gave unconditional love to every family member and friend. Philadelphia sports were his passion. He especially enjoyed bringing his boys to the Phillies games. He loved to make people laugh and had incredible culinary and landscaping skills. He was deeply loved by all that knew what a heart of gold he had. He is survived by his eternal love, Jennifer Penot (Crane), his sons, Brian M. Jr, 23, Nicholas C. (Noodle) 16, and Chase D. Penot, 11. He is also survived by his mother, Anna Penot, siblings, Colleen Penot, Richard Penot (Ellen), Johnny Penot (Erin), Amanda Mixson (Steve), Stephen Penot (Melissa) and Patrick Penot along with many nieces and nephews that he cherished. He is predeceased by his father, John J. Penot. Mass of Christian Burial will be 12:30pm on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish, St. Josephs Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, NJ. A viewing will be held at the church on Saturday from 10 AM to 12:15 PM. The Funeral Mass will be live streamed on Saturday beginning 12:30 PM at stclarenj.org. Cremation will be private. Donations can be made to assist Brian’s sons with expenses at https://gofund.me/5e6c1617 or given directly to the family.
OCTOBER 27, 1939 ~ MAY 22, 2022
Maria I. Nieves, of Swedesboro, NJ passed away peacefully on May 22nd, at Inspira Medical Center, Mullica Hill surrounded by her family. Born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, she had resided in Swedesboro since 1983. A homemaker, devoted to her family and her church. She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, she attended daily mass, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Fridays, was called a ‘woman of prayer’ and touched many lives. She is survived by her husband, of 57 years, Felix, her children, Felix A. (Wanda), Marcos (Late Destiny) Juan J. (Kelly), Lourdes and Carmen (Jorge). Her grandchildren, Felix, Amanda, Jackie, Brandon, Justina, Macario, Rosalina, Stephanie, Gabriela and one on the way. Her great-grandchildren, Justin, Imani, and Joshua as well as Brothers and Sisters in Puerto Rico. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 AM Friday, May 27th at St. Josephs Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, NJ. A viewing will be held at the church on Thursday evening from 6 PM -9 PM and on Friday from 10 AM to 10:45 AM. The Mass on Friday will be livestreamed from 11 AM at stclarenj.org. Interment St. Josephs Cemetery, Woolwich Twp. NJ.
February 3, 1947 - April 24, 2022
Patricia Lowe, 75, of Logan Township, NJ, passed away on April 24, 2022. Originally from Virginia Beach, VA, she had been a resident of Logan Township for the past 43 years. Pat earned a Batchelor of Arts Degree from Neumann University in 2000. Pat had retired from Gloucester County College where she worked for many years as a library assistant. Pat was a proud member of the Red Bank Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR); as well as an active member of the Laureate Lambda Chapter of the Beta Sigma Phi International Sorority. Pat was an avid reader and enjoyed both the Swedesboro Library and Logan Library book clubs. Pat was an excellent cook and baker, and collected many cookbooks over the years. Pat traveled to many wonderful destinations all over the world; but Paris in the springtime was truly her favorite! Pat was a loving and devoted wife and mother, and was also a doting grandmother to her grandsons. She was the type of grandmother that attended as many sporting events, concerts, and extracurricular activities that she could, to cheer them on. Everyone could count on grandma to arrive early to make sure the family had seats together, front and center, and take lots of pictures. There was nothing Pat loved more than her family and her love for them showed in her everyday life.
Pat is survived by her husband of 43 years, Robert, and their children: Jon Whitehurst (fiancé-Ying), Brian Whitehurst (Cari), Craig Lowe (Jill), and Elizabeth Lowe. She is also survived by her five grandsons: Nicholas, Ryan, Trevor, Sean and Ethan. She is also survived by her sister, D. Daphney West of Alexandria, VA and is predeceased by brother Floyd Steven West of Virginia Beach, VA.
Friends are invited to visit with the family on Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Eulogy and Words of Remembrance will be held at 12:15 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Pat’s memory can be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 5066, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-5066.
September 10, 1926 - March 23, 2022
Albert G. Cordero, 95, a resident of Pitman Manor, Pitman, NJ passed away peacefully on March 23rd. Born in Philadelphia, PA Al spent 25 years living in Florida before moving here to New Jersey. Al was a Navy Vet of World War II as a member of the Seabees. He was involved in the construction of the landing strip for the Enola Gay Bomber. He was a machinist employed by The Pennsylvania Railroad, Amtrak and Conrail out of Philadelphia, PA. The railroad was a major part of his life. He also loved being around water, fishing and boating was a favorite pastime. A man strong in his faith, dedicating his talents to the churches he attended and spent many years as a Man of Malvern, attending yearly retreats. A personable man, making friends and helping anyone that needed help, he was well liked by all whose path he crossed. Albert lost his wife Catherine in March of 2018 and is survived by his children, Robert and his husband Ronald, Richard and his partner Susan and Catherine and her husband James Hulitt. 2 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren and his sister Dolores Spoto. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 AM Monday, March 28th at St. Joseph’s Church, St. Clare of Assisi Parish, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, NJ where friends may meet with the family from 9 AM. The funeral mass will be livestreamed at stclarenj.org. Interment Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Springfield, PA. Arrangements by the Cheega Funeral Home, Swedesboro, NJ. Donations in his memory to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia., P.O. Box 781352, Philadelphia, PA 19178, attn.: pediatric cancer research or on line at https://.give2.chop.edu/.give/243741/#!/donation/checkout would be appreciated.
August 24, 1961 - December 28, 2021
A Memorial Service for Rachel Dara, 60 of Woolwich Township, NJ who passed away December 28, 2021 has been scheduled for 3 PM Saturday, March 26, 2022 at the Cheega Funeral Home, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday from 1 PM to 3 PM.
Rachel was born in Brooklyn, NY, and has resided here for the past 20 years. She had also resided in Hamilton, NJ and Tampa, FL. She was the property manager for Ingermann Property Management Co. in Collingswood, NJ. She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish where she served as a Eucharistic Minister, a CCD Teacher and a member of the Bible Study Group. Rachel’s greatest joy was playing with her grand children, she had strong family values, was very creative, loved to crochet, was an avid reader and loved music concerts. She is survived by her husband of 35 years., Thomas Dara, her sons, Matthew (Stacy) and Thomas Jr., her grandchildren, George, Luna Rae and Dylan. A brother, Jerome (Jeanne) Scotto, sister-in-law, Teresa (Edward) Marian. Her niece, Jennifer (Richard) Williams, great niece, Chloe and great nephew, Evan. She was predeceased by her sister, Phyllis. Donations in her memory to St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or on line at stjude.org would be appreciated.
August 7, 1962 ~ February 4, 2022
Sara Grasso, 59 of Swedesboro, NJ passed away at Cooper Medical Center, Camden, NJ. A life long resident of the Swedesboro-Woolwich Township area, she was a graduate of Kingsway Regional High School, Class of ’81, attended St. Josephs Church, in Swedesboro and was employed as a cashier for Acme Markets in Logan Twp. and prior to that was a cashier for Shop Rite in Mullica Hill, NJ. Sara was predeceased by her daughter, Rene Lavender and her mother, Josephine Grasso. Graveside services will be 11 AM Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Township. Donations in her memory to help with funeral expenses can be sent to the Cheega Funeral Home, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ.
August 7, 1961 - January 17, 2022
Pamela Gervasoni (nee Shields), age 60, of Swedesboro, NJ passed away peacefully on January 17th at home with her family by her side. Born in Cleveland and raised in Ashtabula Ohio, Pamela was daughter of Robert G. and Marilyn L. Shields, Pamela is survived by her husband, Peter Gervasoni and her children Katherine (Ronald), Jarrod (Sarah), Laura (Richard), Jonathan (Alexandra), Christiana (Sean), Andrew (Molly), and Robert. Pamela was the proud Mimi of Alexander, Zachary, Ayden, Aubrey, Nolan, Ethan, Ahmad, Isabella, Sophia, Julian, and Isla. She is survived by a brother Robert (Marley) Shields and sister Janet (Michael) Gleason, and her nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and siblings, Ronald Shields and Carol Shields Horn. Prior to becoming a Registered Nurse and Certified Lactation Consultant (RNC, IBCLC), Pamela was employed at US Air for nearly 20 years. She was a strong advocate for workers' rights throughout her life.
Visitation with the family will take place Friday, January 21st from 2-4pm at the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro NJ, with a memorial service to follow at 4pm.
Donations in Pamela's memory can be made to the Maternity Care Coalition, which provides breastfeeding support to mothers, especially in underserved communities at 2000 Mifflin St. Philadelphia, PA 19145 or on line at maternitycarecoalition.orgwould be appreciated.
November 12, 1943 ~ January 10, 2022
Mario R. Caltabiano, 78 of Pilesgrove Township, NJ passed away January 10th, at home. Born in Mickleton, he has resided in Pilesgrove Township for the past 50 years, coming from Swedesboro. Mario was a member of the Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit Parish, a member of the Knights of Columbus, Woodstown Chapter #10392, dedicated member of the St. Alfio and St. Joseph’s Committee in Swedesboro, NJ. For many years, Mario hosted a mass for migrant farm workers on his farm with Fr. Renee Canales and Fr. Vincent Guest as celebrants for the Mass. He also enjoyed the South Jersey Antique Tractor Pulls. A patient man, with a good sense of humor, he loved his children and grandchildren. He also loved to make his own wine, but farming was his passion. Mario is survived by his wife of 54 years, Catherine (nee Leonardi), his children, Tina (Caine) Mooney, Loretta Osborn and Paul LaRoy, Paula Ramos, Elizabeth (Matthew) Hitchner, Maria (Arsenio) Gonzalez, Joseph M. (Mary) and Sebastian ‘Benny’ (Cathy) Caltabiano. His grandchildren, Mario, Connie, Billy, Camille, Adrianna, Sophia, Efrain, Cara, Mia, Estella, Wyatt and Hunter. A brother, Joseph J. (Lucy) Caltabiano and was predeceased by siblings, Rose Constantino, Alfred and Salvatore. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 AM Tuesday Jan 18th at St. Joseph’s Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, NJ. A viewing will be held at the Church on Tuesday from 9 AM -11 AM. MASKS ARE MANDATORY. The mass will also be livestreamed on Tuesday beginning at 11 AM at stclarenj.org (Swedesboro livestream). Interment Lawnside Cemetery, Woodstown, NJ. Arrangements are being handled by the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, Swedesboro, NJ. Contributions in his memory to Deborah Heart and Lung Center, 200 Trenton Road, Browns Mills NJ 08015 would be appreciated.
September 9, 1954 January 6, 2022
Venerando J. Sorbello, “Junior,” 67 of Swedesboro, NJ passed away Thursday morning at home with his wife Tracy at his side after a rough battle with several health issues. Born in Camden, he resided in Swedesboro for the past 25 years, coming from Mickleton. He was a graduate of Kingsway Regional High School, Class of ’73. Junior was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, St. Michaels Mutual Club, Gibbstown, NJ and the Sons of Italy, Paulsboro, NJ. He was a farmer all of his life and operated a produce stand on Kings Highway in Mickleton, NJ. Junior is survived by his devoted, loving wife, Tracy, his siblings, Angelo (Pat) Sorbello and Mary Gorman. He was predeceased by his parents, Venerando Sr. and Mary (Nee Spina) Sorbello, a daughter, Noelle and a sister Rose (Frank) Rego. Funeral Services will be 11 AM Wednesday, January 12th at the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ. A viewing will be held Tuesday evening from 6 PM to 8 PM and Wednesday from 10 AM to 11 AM at the funeral home. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Township, NJ At Junior’srequest, please DO NOT SEND FLOWERS. Donations to the Shriners Children’s Hospital, Philadelphia, 3551 N. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19140 or on line at lovetotherescue.org would be appreciated.
March 31, 1928 - Dec. 29, 2021
Salvatore J. DiBartolo, Sr. “Sam,” 93 of Woolwich Township, NJ passed away December 29th at Southgate Convalescent Center in Carneys Point, NJ. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he has been a resident of the Swedesboro area for most of his life. Sam was a veteran of the Korean War, a farmer, a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Sons of Italy in Paulsboro and the Raccoon Club in Swedesboro. A stubborn, hard headed, hard working guy with a big heart who loved farming and gardening, his wife’s cooking, dancing and deer hunting. Sam is survived by his wife of 66 years, Josephine (nee Slyvestro), his children, Cynthia Bakuckas and her fiancée James Gosnell III, Santo “Sandy” (Lisa), John (Mary), Salvatore Jr. and Christopher (Suzanne) DiBartolo. His grandchildren, Kimberly (Erick), Brandon, Alyssa, Nick, Jenna, Christopher Jr. Ashley (Tyler) and Cameron. Great-grandchildren, Madeline, Ethan and Gianna. His sister, Marie Horton and was predeceased by siblings, Connie Rebardo, Lucy Jones, Tina Rende, Frances Tomarchio, Mario, Joseph, Philip, and Benjamin. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 AM Tuesday January 4, 2022 at St. Joseph’s Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, NJ where a viewing will be held in the church beginning 9 AM. Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Township NJ. MASKING WILL BE REQUIRED. Arrangements are being handled by the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, Swedesboro, NJ.
Feb. 9, 1933 ~ Nov 28, 2021
Joseph S. Strano, 88 of Woodstown, NJ passed away at home on November 28, 2021. Born in Philadelphia PA he was a life resident of the Swedesboro-Woodstown area. He was a farmer, working the family farm and also for Haines and Son at Largemont Farms in Elmer. Joe was a member of the Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit Parish, St. Josephs Church, Woodstown, NJ where he served as usher and a former Parish Council Member. He was a 3rd Degree member of Council #10392 Knights of Columbus in Woodstown, a Fourth Degree member of Msgr. John S. Griffey Assembly Knights of Columbus and a member of the Color Guard. Joe was also a member of the St. Alfio and St. Joseph Day Committees at St. Josephs Church in Swedesboro, NJ. Joseph is survived by his wife of 59 yrs., Anna Maria (Nee Vecchio), His children, Concetta (Tina) Droge, Joanna Strano, Joseph S. Jr. and Salvatore L. (Tammie) Strano and his grandchildren, Emma Marie, Mikinzie, Lauren, Ryan and Jessie. Mass of Christian Burial will be Noon on Friday, December 3rd at St. Josephs Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, NJ where a viewing will be held at the church on Friday beginning at 10 AM to the time of Mass. The Mass will be livestreamed on Friday at stclarenj.org beginning at 10 AM. The CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, Swedesboro is in charge of the arrangements. Donations in his memory to the American Heart Assoc. 1 Union St., Robbinsville, NJ would be greatly apprecia
October 23, 1966 - November 24, 2021
Joseph A. Zangari, 55 of Bridgeport, NJ passed away on November 24, 2021. Born in Chester PA, he had lived in Mt. Royal for several years. Joseph was a graduate of Kingsway Regional High School, Class of ’85. Joe loved spending time with his kids and his grandson. As well as going to car shows and building and collecting diecast cars. He is survived by a son, Anthony (and his partner Nicole), a daughter, Gianna (and her partner Nick) a grandson, Jaxon, his father Joseph, and brother, James (Donna) Zangari. He was predeceased by his mother, Judith (nee Dougher) Zangari. A viewing will be held this Sunday November 28 from 1PM -3 PM with Words of Remembrance at 3 PM at the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ.
Donations in his memory to www.pettyfamilyfoundation.org/donatewould be greatly appreciated.
January 25, 1938 - November 2, 2021
Paul James Bowen, 83 of Logan Township NJ, passed away November 2nd at the VA Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Born in Elizabeth, NJ he has lived in Logan Township for the past 3 years coming from Florida. He was an Air Force Veteran of the Vietnam War. Paul was a truck driver in his younger days employed by the Teamsters Union in Elizabeth, NJ and after moving to Florida he was employed by the Charlotte County Public School System as a custodian. He had attended St. Josephs Church in Swedesboro and was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Florida. He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Nee Gallagher), a Son, Brian (Colleen) Bowen, his grandchildren, Barbara, Connor and William Bowen, his siblings, Lois Brennan and Thomas Bowen. Funeral Services will be 3 PM, Sunday, November 7th at the Cheega Funeral Home, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, where a viewing will be held on Sunday from 1 PM to 3 PM. Donations in his memory to the Gloucester Animal Shelter, 1200 N Delsea Dr. Ste 1, Clayton, NJ 08312 would be appreciated.
July 29, 1941 - October 30, 2021
C. Darlene Casella, 80 of Swedesboro, NJ passed away October 30th at Crozer Medical Center, Chester PA. Born in Chillicothe, Missouri, she has resided in the Swedesboro-Woolwich Township area for the past 62 years. Darlene was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Past President of the former St. Joseph’s PTA, Past President of the Kingsway High School Band. She was the cafeteria manager at Headstart in Swedesboro, and a former certified nursing aide at Shady Lane Nursing Home, in Clarksboro, NJ. She also worked the Polls in Swedesboro for every election. Darlene was very opinionated, funny - with a unique sense of humor, she loved the Phillies and disliked the Eagles, enjoyed her trips to the casinos, had a strong devotion to the Blessed Mother, loved her coffee, cigarettes, Coca-Cola, chocolates, ice cream and jelly beans. Darlene was an excellent Italian cook – for being Irish! She was predeceased by her loving husband of 47 yrs., Frank Casella and survived by her children, Frank Jr. (Carolyn), John, Salvatore (Nadine), Patricia (Brian) Mays, and Lucy Zane and her companion Gary Gubbei. Her grandchildren Rebecca, David, Tyler, Austin, Jason, and Chad, Her brother, Mitchell (Adriene) Simmons. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 AM Friday at St. Josephs Church, St. Clare of Assisi Parish, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, NJ. A viewing will be held at the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro on Thursday evening from 6 PM -9 PM and Friday from 9 AM to 10:30 AM. The funeral mass will be livestream on stclarenj.org from 11am. Interment will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Twp., NJ. Donations in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphia Tn 38105-9959 or click on St. Jude, would be appreciated.
Jan 6, 1926 - Oct 30, 2021
Alfina Caruso 95, widow of the late Frank Caruso, passed away at her residence in Williamsburg VA on October 30, 2021. She was born in Philadelphia PA. to Salvatore and Linda Laspina. Beloved wife of Frank Caruso for 46 years, she is survived by her sons Frank Caruso (Martha) and Daniel Caruso (Lori), as well as 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her sons John Caruso (Katherine) and Sam Caruso, sister Ida Patti and 2 brothers, Isadore and Anthony Laspina. Alfina went to Swedesboro high school but was not able to complete graduation due to working on her family's farm. She later went on to complete her GED in the 1970s. While raising 3 sons, Alfina literally ran the family farm, bunching asparagus and packing tomatoes. She also helped with her husband's repair business, scheduling service calls and helping with the accounting. She was an active member of the Soroptomists in the 1980s and helped with that organization's fundraising. An avid pinochle player, Alfina was a force to be reckoned with. She and her husband Frank were often an unbeatable team and she played extremely well even in her last days. She hosted pinochle games at home as well as family picnics on the farm. Her appetite for books was ravenous often reading several books a day. Alfina loved to travel, and over the years she took several trips to Italy where she visited family, as well as trips to Switzerland, Ireland, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren and enjoyed cooking for family and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday 11 AM at St. Joseph Church, St. Clare of Assisi Parish, 140 Broad Street, Swedesboro where a viewing will be held beginning at 10 AM. Interment following at St Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Swedesboro. Donations may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation of the Delaware Valley.
April 4, 1962 ~ October 27, 2021
Alexander Lemesevski II was set free from his body on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 after enduring a long battle with two incredibly misunderstood diseases, Kennedy’s disease and AMN. If you were lucky enough to know Alex, you knew him as the bravest, most genuine soul who had an unparalleled love for life. He will be remembered as a selfless, hardworking, supportive father by Nicole (Patrick) Hill, Kristen Lemesevski, and Kaitlin (Christian) Giletto. Alex’s heart grew even bigger when he met his new grandson, Matteo, in June and loved being his PopPop. There was no greater love in his life, though, than his wife of 37 years, Terri Lynn (nee Scott) who he absolutely adored and cherished. Alex and Terri were competitive scrabble partners, avid bird watchers, lovers of all things nature, and the best of friends. They met in 1974 while working together at Jamesway Department Store in Hamilton, NJ and have been thick as thieves ever since. Terri will greatly miss Alex’s voice, devotion, teasing, cuddling and fantastic sense of humor.
Born to Alexander and Patricia (nee Byrnes) on April 13, 1962 in Honolulu, HI , Alex was one of 8 siblings. Preceded in death by brothers Steven and Paul Lemesevski, he is survived by Michael Lemesevski, Joseph Lemesevski, Mary Sternberg, Ann Dzurkoc and Elizabeth Lemesevski.
Alex’s love of life, adventure, learning new things and sharing with those around him was unrivaled. After high school, Alex joined the Navy in 1981 and was out to sea on submarines from 1985 until 1990. During his time with the Navy, Alex learned to be an electrician and continued that work with PSE&G at the Salem Nuclear Plant. Alex retired from PSE&G in 2016, and never spent a day really being retired. He won the Guinness Book of World Records (unofficially) for the most hobbies: most recently embroidering, musical instruments, race cars, wood carving, making his backyard into a park-like sanctuary, history buff, and Amazon’s #1 shopper(also unofficial). Throughout his life, Alex was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, St. Francis Council #7526, KOC, the Navy Fleet Reserve Assoc. and was instrumental in forming the VFW in Logan Twp.
Alex will be so fondly remembered by his brothers-in-law and sisters-in- law, George and Nancy Scott and Walt and Patricia (nee Scott) Hochreiter. He had a very special relationship with Nancy who helped Alex to navigate the murky waters of his diseases and became his confidant. Nancy will especially miss his stories. His legacy will live on with his nieces and nephews: Joshua Scott who died in 1990, Megan Scott (Jeremy Gajkowski) and her 4 children: Lillian, Landen, Griffin and Delaney Gajkowski; Sonja Stang, Matthew Hochreiter, Samantha (Nicholas) Christiansen, Zachary Hochreiter; and Larissa and Jillian Lemesevski.
Funeral Services will be 7 PM on Wednesday evening, November 3rd at the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ where a viewing will be held on Wednesday from 4:30 PM to 7 PM. Masks will be required to attend the viewing and the service. Service will be available via livestream on the Cheega Funeral Home Facebook Page, beginning at 7 PM.
To join in honoring and celebrating Alex’s life, in lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to the AMN pediatric research unit at CHOP, or to the Disabled American Veterans via https://www.dav.org/ in Alex’s honor. 7
July 31, 1936 ~ October 25, 2021
Joan E. Salvatore, 85 of Woolwich Township, NJ passed away at the home of her son on October 25th. Born in Newark, NJ, she lived with her son in Woolwich Twp. for the past 3 years, coming from Brick, NJ. She was a homemaker and a former telephone operator. Joan is survived by her sons, Donald Jr. (Patricia) , Patrick (Marianne) and William (Kelly) , 8 Grandchildren and 6 Great-Grandchildren, a brother Dennis Beltram. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald Sr. , a son, Douglas, her grandson Erik and a brother, Richard. Services will be held at Sacred Heart Church, Lake George,, NY.
March 7, 1937 ~ October 21, 2021
Edward Russell Durr, Sr. 84 of Repaupo, Logan Township, NJ passed away October 21st at home. Born in Camden, he grew up in Gloucester City and had resided in Repaupo for the past 40 years. He was a carpenter all of his life, loved working with wood and even constructed the second level to his home. He was a strong family man, loved listening to Family Radio, enjoyed old westerns and war movies and was a devoted Ford Truck man. Ed is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Gloria (nee Landis) Durr. His children, Gloria Melchiore (James Feldman), Linda (Ray) French, Cindy (Jim) Essick, Edward Jr. (Lynn), Paul (Beckie), Steven (Fiancee Kinsey) Durr. His Grandchildren, Heather (Chris) Tilton, Stephanie (Teddy) Batyi, Tiffany Durr, Edward (Lauren) Durr III, Joseph (Annie) Melchiore Jr., Bryan Jones, Melissa (Jimmy) Durr, Christina Melchiore , Kristin (Bill) Schroeder, Timothy Essick, Danielle (Kofi) Asante, Nicholas (Caity) Essick, Zachary (Kayla) Essick, Paul Durr Jr. , David (Hallie) Finias, Joshua Finias, Rachel Ray and Hannah Durr. His Great-Grandchildren, Christopher Tilton Jr., Leila Monteith, Paige Tilton, Haley Schroeder, Riley Gomez, Dexter Schroeder, Remington Durr, Alexander Tilton, Charlotte Finias, Skylar Gomez, Leah Asante, Caleb Monteith, Magdalena Finias, Mason Essick, Mikaela Jones, Baby Aleister Melchiore, Baby Essick, Baby Finias. His siblings, Joyce Richards, Pat Meeks, Betty Mease and Richard (Sally) Durr. He was predeceased by siblings, Millie, Jennie, George, Robert and Charles David. Funeral Services will be 2 PM Tuesday, October 26th at the Cheega Funeral Home, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ where a viewing will be held on Tuesday from Noon to 2 PM. Livestream of the service will be available on the Cheega Funeral Home Facebook Page beginning at 2 PM. Contributions in his memory may be sent to the funeral home to help with expenses and would be greatly appreciated. Masks will be required to attend the viewing and the service
A memorial Service to celebrate the lives of William and Peggy Fish has been planned for 10 AM Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 at Zion United Methodist Community Church, 242 Kings Highway, Clarksboro, NJ
William (92) and Peggy (88) (nee Morgan), Fish, long time residents of Swedesboro and married for 70 years passed away within two days of each other, Bill on Dec 26 and Peggy on Dec. 28, 2020.
They are survived by their children, Robert and Carol Fish and David and Patricia Fish, Grandchildren Amy and Gary Clarke, Suzanne and Jeff Morris, Dr. Morgan and Katie Fish, Travis and Lexi Fish, Great-Grandchildren, Joshua Conover, Hope Karlesses, Jeffrey Morris, Jr., Eleanor Fish and Jackson Fish and was predeceased by siblings Edwin (Rena) Morgan, Jimmy (Debbie) Morgan and Bill (Diane) Henderson. Bill is survived by siblings, Betty Little (Late Earl), Mary Lou Stetser (Late John) and Jane (Jim) Harre. He was predeceased by siblings Mae (Martin) Marcus and John (Sheila) Fish. And Many nieces and nephews in both the Fish and Morgan Families.
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August 10, 1930 - September 29, 2021
Felicita Vespe, 91, (Nee Canzanese) affectionately called Aunt Lee, formerly of Woolwich Twp., Burlington Cty, NJ and Fla., passed away Sept. 29, 2021 at Jefferson Health Care, Washington Twp. NJ. Aunt Lee was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish and was a former supervisor of the Neuro-pathology lab at Jefferson Hospital in Phila. Pa. She loved to travel, enjoyed solving word puzzles, all types of dancing including ballroom dancing and spent 20 yrs. in Pompano Beach, FL with her late husband Rocco. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and was predeceased by her siblings, Maria Martinelli, Tecla Musumeci, Silia Azzari, Filomena Musumeci, Eduardo and Ugo Canzanese. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:30am Wednesday October 6th at St Joseph’s Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, where friends may call from 9:30am to 11:15am. Masking is optional. Interment St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Woolwich Twp., NJ. Donations in her memory to American Cancer Society, PO Box P, Manasquan, NJ 08736 or at www.cancer .org. would be appreciated. Arrangements by the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME Swedesboro, NJ.