May 26, 1947 ~ August 5, 2019
Gregory D. Ratiu, 72 of Carneys Point, NJ, affectionately called BuPu, passed away Aug. 5, 2019. Born in Brasov, Romania, he has resided in Carneys Point for the last 4 yrs. coming from Florence NJ. He was an Engineer for Inductotherm Corp. in Rancocas, NJ. Gregory was associated with St. Clare of Assisi Parish, a huge Beatles fan, loved to cook and was an outdoorsman who enjoyed an occasional Scotch. Gregory is survived by his wife of 49 years, Rodica, his children, Adrian “Dan” (Jessica Garozzo) Ratiu and Raluca Ratiu (Julian Hinson), his grandchildren, Patrick, Luciano and Rio. His nephew Gabriel (Florentina) Popescu . He was predeceased by 2 sisters. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 AM Saturday, August 10th at St. Joseph’s Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro where a viewing will be held in the church beginning 9:30 AM. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Twp. NJ. Arrangements by the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, Swedesboro, NJ Contributions in his memory to St. Judes Childrens Hospital, 501 St. Judes Place, Memphis Tn 38105 or at www.stjude.org would be appreciated.
Sept. 12, 1977 - July 31, 2019
Christopher N. Miskofsky, 41 yrs. of Woolwich Twp. NJ passed away July 31, 2019. Born in Woodbury, he was a life resident of Woolwich Twp., NJ. He was a graduate of Kingsway High School. Class of ’95, a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish and was employed as a graphic designer for Staging Dimensions in New Castle, DE. Chris was a guitar collector, buying and selling, a masterful chef, an avid Flyers fan and heavy into political views. Chris is survived by his parents, Nick and Concetta (Tina Garozzo) Miskofsky, his sister Kathryn, many loving Aunts, Uncles and Cousins and his closest friends, Joel Vasta and John Leech. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Angelo and Catherine Garozzo and Nick and Anna Miskofsky. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11am Tues Aug. 6 at St. Josephs Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, NJ. A viewing will be held at the church on Mon eve Aug. 5th from 6-9pm and again on Tues Aug 6th from 10 to 11am. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to St. Judes Childrens Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis Tenn. 38105 or stjude.org/donate would be appreciated.
Oct 5, 1945 ~ Aug. 1, 2019
Sally A. Crane, (Nee Bushey ) age 73 of Woolwich Twp. NJ and formerly of Upstate New York, passed away Aug 1, 2019 at the University of Penna. Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. Born in Elinburg, New York she has lived in the area since 1976. Sally was a homemaker, devoted to her family, especially the grand kids, loved shopping and buying presents for other people. She was frequently seen in St. Clare of Assisi Parish, St. Joseph’s Church, Swedesboro. Sally is survived by her husband of 55 yrs. Paul Sr., Her children, Kimberly Herrman, Jennifer (Brian) Penot, Paul Jr (Joanna) and Stephen (Anna) Crane. 12 grandchildren and her siblings, Regina Miller, Deborah Fowler, Elaine Crandall, Ron, Leonard and Roland Bushey. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11am Monday, August 5th at St. Joseph’s Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, NJ where a viewing will be held in the church from 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM Monday. Interment will take place at Gloucester County Veterans Cemetery, Tuckahoe Road, Monroe Twp. NJ. Contributions in her memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105 or stjude.org/donate would be appreciated.
June 30, 1945 ~ July 1, 2019
William H. Merritt, 74 of Logan Township. NJ passed away peacefully on July 1 at Carney’s Point Care Center with his family at his side. Born in Chester, Pennsylvania. he resided here for the past 33 years. Bill was a mortgage banker, an avid Phillies and Eagles Fan, always an athlete at heart. He is survived by his wife of 47 yrs., Joanne (Nee Tracey), his children, Alexander and Cara and her fiancée, David. Granddaughters, Madison and Harper, Sisters-in-law, Judy Merritt and Christine Merritt and several Nieces and Nephews. Funeral Services will be 11 AM, Saturday, July 6th at the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ where friends may call from 9:30am to 11am. At Bills request, cremation will be private. In Lieu of Flowers, contributions in his memory to the Salem County Humane Society, N. Game Creek Rd. PO Box 214, Carney’s Point, NJ 08069 would be appreciated.
July 23, 1964 ~ June 8, 2019
Edward J. Murdock, 54 of Logan Township., NJ passed away suddenly at home on June 8th. Born at Lankenau Hospital, in Wynnewood PA. he has resided in Logan Twp for the past 28 yrs. A graduate of Kingsway Regional High School, Class of ’82, Ed served in the Air Force and was a Production Manager for Liberty Electric Power Plant, Eddystone PA. He was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, a man who loved life, was an avid concert fan and enjoyed outdoor sports. The Washington Redskins were tops in his book. and of course his lovable companions, Maximus and Bella. Disney with his family was a place where he could be a kid again. Ed is survived by his loving wife of 34 yrs. , Gina (nee Capri), his beloved children, Jarrod and Paige. His mother Alma (Nee Duke), Siblings, Larry Jr. (Lisa) and Janet (Keith) Robbins, mother-in-law, Lucy Capri, Sister in law, LuAnne Capri, Brother in law – Russell (Kim) Capri, Nieces, Ali and Rachel and Nephews, Matthew and Kevin. Ed was predeceased by his father, Larry Sr. in 2008. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:30 AM Thursday. June 13th at St. Joseph’s Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, NJ where friends may call at the church on Thursday morning from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. At Ed’s request, following cremation, his ashes will be interred in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME Swedesboro, NJ. In Lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to St. Judes Childrens Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis Tn, 38148-0142 or online at www.stjude.org would be appreciated.
8-26-32 ~ 5-24-19
Alicia C. Olivera , 86 of Logan Township. NJ passed away peacefully at her home . Born in Villalba, Puerto Rico, she resided in Logan Twp. since 1977. She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, St. Joseph’s Church, Swedesboro, NJ. In earlier years. Alicia worked as a Nurses Aide, a Social Worker and at VWR Warehouse. She enjoyed an occasional trip to the casinos and her talents included knitting sweaters and creating, lap cover size to full bedcover, quilts. She was the wife of the late Angel Olivera, Sr. for 64 years and is survived by her children, Myrta A. Guerra, Angel Jr. and his wife Mary and Ruben and his fiancée Theresa DiMitri. Her siblings, Pilar and Porfirio Cintron, 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be noon on Thursday, May 30th at the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Kings Hwy. Swedesboro, NJ where a viewing will be held on Thursday from 10 AM to noon. Interment will take place at the Gloucester County Veterans Cemetery, Monroe Township. NJ.
October 7, 1969 ~ May 19, 2019
Darrell T. Plant, 49 of Woolwich Twp., NJ and formerly of Sicklerville, NJ passed away suddenly at home. An Army Veteran of Operation Desert Storm, Darrell worked for the Camden County Sheriffs Department for the past 15 years. He is survived by his wife, Nancy (nee Douglas), his children, Kelsey and Timothy, his parents, Terry and Charmaine Plant and several siblings. A Memorial Service will be held 1 PM, Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ where friends may visit with the family from 12 noon to 1 PM.
May 17, 1933 ~ May 18, 2019
Vernon E. Muhlbaier, 86 of Woolwich Twp, NJ passed away peacefully at home on Saturday May 18th. Born in Swedesboro, he was a life resident of the area working on the family farm, graduating from Swedesboro High School, Class of ’52, a member and Past Treasurer of the Woolwich Fire Co. member of the Harrisonville Grange and Past Master of the Bridgeport Grange. Vernon was the Woolwich Twp. Fire Code Official from 1971 to 2015 and a life member of the NJ Fireman’s Assoc. He was employed at Amoco Chemical Co in New Castle De. From 1965 to 1981 and retired. From E I Duponts in Wilmington De. as a Process Supervisor in 2003. Vernon was a former member of St. Joseph’s Church, Swedesboro and currently a member of Holy Angels Parish in Woodbury, NJ. He is survived by his wife of 58 and a half years, Anna (Gaun), his children, Vernon J., Marie, Karen, Brenda and Helen Mulhbaier. His brothers, James, Jack and Rev. Howard Muhlbaier, Sister-in-law Patricia Muhlbaier and Brother- in- law Howard Ruhl. Also many Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was the son of the late Sebastian and Dorothy Muhlbaier and pre-deceased by brothers, Sebastian Jr., Charles and Norman Muhlbaier. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11am Thurs, May 23 at Holy Angels Parish, St. Patrick’s Church, 64 Cooper St. Woodbury, NJ. Interment St. Josephs Cemetery, Woolwich Twp. NJ. A viewing will be held Wednesday evening from 6 PM -8 PM and Thursday morning from 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM at the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Kings Hwy. Swedesboro, NJ Contributions in his memory to the Woolwich Fire Co. 1517 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ 08085 or American Parkinson Disease Assoc. 100 Kirkpatrick St. 2nd Flr, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 would be appreciated.
February 4, 1947 ~ September 9, 2018
John J. Caruso, 71 of Mickleton, NJ passed away Sept. 9 at his residence. John is survived by his loving wife of 44 yrs. Mary Kathleen (Nee Kelly), his children, Katherine M. and Michael A. (Jaime) Caruso. His mother Alfina (nee La Spina) Caruso and brothers Frank (Martha) and Dan (Lori) Caruso. He was predeceased by his father Frank and a brother Sam. John was born in Woodbury and raised in the Center Square Section of Logan Twp. NJ. And resided in Mickleton for the past 38 yrs. He was a graduate of Kingsway High School, Class of ’65 and Rutgers Univ. As a real estate appraiser, John was president of Caruso Appraisal Services and was a review appraiser for the NJ Dept of Transportation. He earned designations with the IFA and the Appraisal Institute. John was also a Certified New Jersey Tax Assessor. He enjoyed the scenery of the White Mountains and the Poconos. John was a devoted family man and strong in his faith. He enjoyed all types of music and was partial to the big band sounds of the ‘40’s and the early rock-and-roll artist. Buddy Holly was a particular favorite. Although plagued with life-long health issues, John never allowed those obstacles to impede him. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11am, Thurs, Sept 13th at the Church of the Incarnation, 240 Main St., Mantua, NJ with a viewing in the church on Thurs. from 9:30am to 10:45am. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Twp. NJ Arrangements by the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, SWEDESBORO NJ. Contributions in John’s memory to the Church of the Incarnation would be appreciated.
September 21 1932 ~ July 15, 2018
Rose M. Sorbello, (Nee Musumeci), age 85 of Pedricktown, NJ passed away Sunday, July 15, 2018. She resided in Pedricktown all of her life. Rose was the devoted wife of the late Joseph T. Sorbello, Sr. She was a homemaker and also worked the family farm with her late husband. Rose was a member of the Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit, St. Josephs Church, Woodstown, NJ. Also a member of the former Mother of Grace Society, the Washington Club of Penns Grove and a past member of the Penns Grove Womens Club. She loved all her grandchildren, was an avid gardner, loved flowers, traveling and vacations. She is survived by her children Josie (Marty) Catalano and Joseph T. Sorbello, Jr. Her grandchildren, Erica (Chris) McTyre, Jennifer Sorbello, Cara and Mario Catalano. She was predeceased by siblings, Angelina Tomarchio and Anthony Musumeci. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11am Thurs. July 19th at St. Joseph’s Church, Broad St. Woodstown, NJ . Entombment Eglington Cemetery Masoleum, Clarksboro, NJ. Friends may call at the ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 64 Broad St. Woodstown, NJ on Wed eve from 6-9pm and Thurs from 9:30am to 10:30am. Contribution in her memory to the Pedricktown Ambulance Squad 39 S. Railroad Ave. Pedrictown, NJ 08067 or the Auburn Fire Co. 76 Main St. Auburn, NJ 08085 would be appreciated.
May 21, 1940 ~ July 12, 2018
Audrey D. Barczyk, 78 of Woolwich Twp. NJ passed away peacefully at home with her family at her side. Born in E. Rutherford, NJ Audrey moved to Woolwich Twp. in 1999. She was a member of St. Marys Church in Passaic, NJ and before her retirement was a purchasing agent for a Cosmetic Manufacturing Co. She loved animals and working around the home. Audrey was predeceased by her husband Joseph (1993) and is survived by her daughters, Debbie (Christopher) Ekmekjian and Cynthia Burns, a granddaughter Heather Schult and her siblings, Patricia Graca, Barbara O’Donnell and Ernest Pucklitsch Jr. At Audreys request, there will be no formal services, a cremation was held, and family and friends may meet with the family on Friday, July 20th between Noon and 8pm at their home at 15 Marathon Drive, Woolwich Twp. NJ. Contributions in Audrey’s memory to the American Heart Assoc. at www.heart.org would be appreciated.