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Our Obituaries

Mark "Mooque" Ortolano

November 6, 2020

Mark "Mooque" Ortolano, 33, of Brigantine passed away suddenly at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center on Friday November 6, 2020. Mark was born in Atlantic City on December 19, 1986. Mark worked at Trump Marina as a marketing department supervisor and also worked at the Flagship in Atlantic City. Mark loved being with family. Over the years, he enjoyed going to the arcade and boogie...
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Norman Wagenheim

October 18, 2020

Norman Wagenheim, 87, of Brigantine, NJ passed away peacefully on Sunday October 18, 2020 in the comfort of his home. He was born in Atlantic City, NJ to Alberta (Keets) and Herman Wagenheim. He was a devoted husband and father. He also had a passion for his canine companions. Norman attended Atlantic City High School and was the owner of Norm's Auto Repair for over 30 years. He was a...
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Julia Barry

October 14, 2020

Julia Barry, 80, of Brigantine passed away at home with her loving family by her side on Wednesday October 14, 2020. Julia was born in Shenandoah PA. to the late Metro and Anna (Yarnitsky) Prock. Prior to her retirement, Julia was employed by the County of Middlesex in the county clerk's office. After moving to Brigantine, she also worked part time at the Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City...
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Barbara Ann Kachnic

October 7, 2020

Barbara Ann Kachnic, 52, of Brigantine passed away on Wednesday October 7, 2020 after a courageous battle with Scleroderma. Barbara was born in Tucson, Arizona to Barbara M. (Wyatt) and Edward Kachnic. She loved the beach and crafting but most importantly she loved being a mother to her children. She was a dedicated and hard worker with a wide range of occupations varying between dispatcher and...
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Lisa R. Sullivan

October 5, 2020

Lisa R. Sullivan, 62, of Brigantine, NJ went home to be with the Lord on Monday October 5, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Bad Cannstatt, Germany she was the daughter of the late William F. Patton and Rita A (Brau) Patton. She was the devoted wife of the late Daniel Sullivan who passed away in 2018. Lisa was a nurse for over 40 years, working 28 of those years for Atlanticare...
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Lois M. Russell

September 15, 2020

Russell, Lois M., 87, of Brigantine, NJ passed away on the morning of September 15, 2020. She was predeceased by her late husbands John H. (Jack) O'Connor in 1986 and William (Bill) Russell in 2018 and three of her siblings - Joseph, Robert, and Patricia. Born Lois Kwaitkowski in Jersey City, NJ, she was raised by her loving older sister Margaret (Peggy) after her parents Regina Topoleski and...
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Thomas B. Park

September 14, 2020

Thomas B. Park, 87, of Brigantine passed away on Monday September 14, 2020 after a brief illness with his family by his side. Tom was born in Philadelphia to the late James and Frances (Burke) Park. Tom was a graduate of Roman Catholic High School, Philadelphia. Tom proudly served his country in the United States Air Force attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was employed as a Retail...
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Paul Tefankjian

October 28, 1931 - September 11, 2020

Tefankjian, Paul, 88, of Brigantine passed away after an extended illness. Paul was born in Union City, NJ to the late John and Anna (nee Abazian) Tefankjian. Paul and his late wife Marge were the owners of Ayjian Carpets in Brigantine for many years. Paul was an avid fisherman who enjoyed nothing more than going out on his boat and spending the day enjoying his favorite pastime. He also enjoyed...
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John P. Fullerton

September 1, 2020

John P. Fullerton, 75, of Brigantine passed away on Tuesday September 1, 2020. John was born in Philadelphia. He received his Masters Degree in Business Administration from LaSalle University. He was employed as a Systems Accountant by the Federal Government at the Aviation Supply Office then the Defense Finance Accounting Service. John is survived by his beloved wife Eileen Costello and their...
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Jane Ann (nee Ferguson) Cortellessa

August 24, 2020

Jane Ann Cortellessa (née Ferguson), 76, of Brigantine departed this world peacefully on Monday August 24, 2020. Predeceased by her parents William and Bertha Ferguson. Jane is survived by her devoted husband of 56 years: Martin F, her loving sons: Marty(Andrea), Peter(Natale) and Mel(Jodie) and her "perfect" grandchildren: Megan, Marty, Brianna, Ellie, Angelina and Lacey. Jane grew up...
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Andrew C. "Andy" Simpson

August 24, 2020

Andrew C. "Andy" Simpson, 62, a lifelong resident and current Mayor of Brigantine passed away on Monday August 24, 2020 after a courageous battle with kidney disease. Andy was born in Atlantic City to the late Lewis and Ruth Frazier Simpson. When he was younger, Andy played football for the Brigantine Rams and was still an avid supporter of the team. He also played Little league Baseball and...
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Anne Marie Howe

August 23, 2020

Anne Marie Howe, 77, of Brigantine, NJ was reunited with her beloved husband Roy Howe on August 23, 2020. Born at Spencer Hospital, in Meadville, PA she was the daughter of the late Hans and Angelica Klappert. She has a surviving older sister, Marbeth Hayes. Her sister sadly misses her and will remember their fond memories of their life together. Anne Marie graduated from the Newark...
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Ryan Thomas Rehill

August 16, 2020

Second Lieutenant Ryan Thomas Rehill, 22, of Brigantine, NJ went home to be with the Lord on Sunday August 16, 2020. Born in Somers Point, NJ he was the beloved son of Chief Thomas C. Rehill "Ret" and Michele (Mellon) Rehill. Ryan graduated from Rutgers University with high honors with a bachelor's in criminal justice. He was part of Rutgers ROTC program and was a member of the NJ National...
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Edna T. Holland

August 8, 2020

Edna T. Holland, 94, was reunited with her beloved husband Francis "Dutch" Holland in heaven on Saturday August 8th. She peacefully slipped into God's arms from home, surrounded by love. She was proudest of, and considered her greatest accomplishment to be her family. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Joseph and Cynthia, Patricia and Nick, Elizabeth and Ron,Theresa and...
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Sadie Vinci

July 26, 2020

Sadie Vinci, 80 of Brigantine formerly of Philadelphia passed away on Sunday July 26, 2020. Sadie was born in Philadelphia to the late Domenic and Melba Vinci. Sadie was a hairdresser. She formerly worked at John and Albert's and the Hair Makers in center city Philadelphia. Sadie was an avid slot player at Harrah's Casino in Atlantic City. She also enjoyed watercolor painting. Sadie is...
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Richard Deebold

July 21, 2020

Richard Deebold, 82, of Brigantine, New Jersey went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Richard was born in Atlantic City and worked in the inlet on his father's fishing boat for many years. A graduate of Pleasantville High School, Richard served in the Navy on a minesweeper. Richard met his future wife at the Atlantic City Steel Pier Ballroom in May of 1960. The couple...
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Betty A. Barretta

July 18, 2020

Betty A. Barretta, 81, of Galloway, NJ went home to be with the Lord on Saturday July 18, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the daughter of the late Frank and Helen (MacReynolds) Castle. She was the devoted wife of the late Anthony (Slush) Barretta. Betty worked at Resorts Casino for many years. She worked hard every day to provide a warm loving home for...
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Josephine Ingargiola

June 23, 2020

Josephine Ingargiola, 72, formerly a resident of South Philadelphia passed away at her brother's home in Brigantine on Tuesday June 23, 2020. Josephine was born in Philadelphia to the late Vito and Carmela (Rosetti) Ingargiola. She was a waitress at the Villa di Roma Restaurant located in the Italian Market in Philadelphia for over 30 years. Family was everything to Josephine especially the love...
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Daniel C. Gitto

June 16, 2020

Daniel C. Gitto, 54, a lifelong resident of Brigantine passed away suddenly on Tuesday June 16, 2020. Daniel was born in Atlantic City. He is predeceased by his parents Carman Gitto, Margaret (McFarlan) Completo and Anthony Completo. Daniel was employed as a laborer for Union Local 172 in Atlantic City. He is survived by his brother Steven Gitto (Margaret) and his sister Christi Curau ...
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Daniel C. Gitto

June 16, 2020

Daniel C. Gitto, 54, a lifelong resident of Brigantine passed away suddenly on Tuesday June 16, 2020. Daniel was born in Atlantic City. He is predeceased by his parents Carman Gitto, Margaret (McFarlan) Completo and Anthony Completo. Daniel was employed as a laborer for Union Local 172 in Atlantic City. He is survived by his brother Steven Gitto (Margaret) and his sister Christi Curau ...
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Edmund R. Smith

June 9, 2020

Edmund R. Smith, 66, of Mays Landing passed away on Tuesday June 9, 2020. Ed was born in Atlantic City to the late Edmund H. and Alice (Stevens) Smith. He was employed as a Class II Police Officer in Atlantic City for over 20 years. Ed is survived by his son Edmund R. Smith, his daughters April J. Smith and Danielle Felder. He is also survived by his grandchildren Julia Baur, Jenna Smith,...
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Louis E. Klos

June 4, 2020

Louis E. Klos, Jr., 78, of Brigantine, NJ went home to be with the Lord on Thursday June 4, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Philadelphia, PA he was the son of the late Louis E. Klos, Sr., and Mary (Laverty) Klos. He was the devoted husband of Cherine (Montimore) Klos with whom he spent many blissful years. Louis was a graduate of Saint Henry's Grade School and went to Edison's...
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Michael Patrick "Mickey" Shindle

May 27, 2020

Michael Patrick "Mickey" Shindle, 41, of Brigantine passed away suddenly on Wednesday May 27, 2020. Mickey was born in Toledo, Ohio to Gordon and Maggie (Burke) Shindle. He attended Moorestown Public Schools, Bishop Eustace Prep and Lehigh University where he earned a degree in Finance. For over 20 years had a very successful culinary career in New Orleans, New York, Chicago, Salt Lake City and...
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Bob "Bubs" Staunton

May 26, 2020

Bob "Bubs" Staunton, 65, of Brigantine passed away suddenly on Tuesday May 26, 2020 at home. He was one of six children to Frank C. Staunton and Isabelle T. Casey. He was born in Philadelphia, PA and resided in Brigantine, NJ where he was a day one employee at Resort's Casino Local 68 Operating Engineers. He was a softball player on the Brigantine softball all-star league, an avid golfer, known...
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John "Lenny" Kachur

May 13, 2020

John "Lenny" Kachur, 69, of Atlantic City passed away suddenly on Wednesday May 13, 2020. Lenny was born in Elizabeth NJ. He graduated from Ocean County College with a degree in Civil Engineering. He was a commercial diver by trade. For many years he was a cosmetologist at the Christi Salon in Brigantine. He was a man of many trades and an avid sailor. Lenny loved to cook and traveled the world....
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Matthew N. Cvelich

May 6, 2020

Matthew N. Cvelich, Sr, 89, of Brigantine passed away on Wednesday May 6, 2020. Matthew was born in Jersey City to the late Paul and Mary (née Lesica) Cvelich. He was formerly a Meat Department Manager at the Grand Union Food Store in Montvale, NJ. Matthew proudly served his country in US Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Brigantine Garden Club and the Knights of Columbus at St...
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Anthony P. Capolingua, Sr.

May 1, 2020

Anthony P. Capolingua, Sr., 58, of Brigantine, NJ entered into rest on Friday May 1, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Philadelphia, PA he was the son of Benjamin Capolingua and the late Joan (Gramer) Gallagher. Anthony was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was awarded the Navy Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Sea Service Deployment...
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Ruth Ann Cunningham

April 29, 2020

Ruth Ann Cunningham, 91, of Brigantine, NJ went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday April 29, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the daughter of the late Aloysius and Amelia (Kerler) Hufnagel. She was the loving wife of the late James Cunningham who passed away in 2007. Ruth was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She worked very hard...
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William Gleason

April 24, 2020

William Gleason, 68, of Brigantine formerly of Philadelphia passed away suddenly on Friday April 24, 2020. Bill was born in Philadelphia to the late Joseph and Anna Mae (Boyle) Gleason. Bill was a graduate of Cardinal Dougherty High School and Loyola University. Bill was the beloved husband of the late Esther Gleason and he is survived by his brothers Robert Gleason (Margaret), and Joseph...
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John "Jack" Cinkowski

April 13, 2020

John "Jack" Cinkowski, 84, of Brigantine passed away on Monday April 13, 2020. Jack was born in Camden to the late John and Frances Mildner Cinkowski. He proudly served his country in the US Army. He was a distillery worker at America's oldest cordial marker Charles Jacquin in Philadelphia for over 37 years. Jack was an avid hunter and fisherman. He is survived by his wife Patricia Cinkowski...
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Joseph V. Monacello

April 5, 2020

Joseph V. Monacello, 60, of Brigantine, NJ entered into rest on Sunday April 5, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Philadelphia, PA he was the son of the late Louis V. Monacello and Rosemary T. (Kinsey) Monacello. Joseph attended Ascension of Our Lord School in Kensington, Philadelphia. He was most notably seen speeding around the football field with no regard for his collarbones...
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Dante J. Paoloca

July 31, 1931 - March 26, 2020

Dante J. Paoloca, 88, passed unexpectedly on Thursday March 26, 2020 at his home in Brigantine, New Jersey. He was born July 31, 1931 in Philadelphia PA. to the late Sebastiano and Angelina (Polizzano) Paoloca. He served in the Army during Korean War. After the war he married the love of his life Louise (Carnicella). They have resided in Brigantine since 1963 and would have been celebrating their...
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James E. Crosby

March 14, 2020

James E. Crosby, 63, of Atlantic City formerly of Brigantine and Jersey City passed away unexpectedly on Saturday March 14, 2020. Jim was born in Newark, NJ to the late Dr. John J. and Regina (nee McDermitt) Crosby. Jim enjoyed fishing and when he was younger he enjoyed his family's annual vacation in Cape Cod. He was an avid New York Giants fan. Jim was a Doorman at the Tropicana Hotel and...
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Frank W. Howardell

February 3, 2020

Frank W. Howardell, 77, a resident of Brigantine since 1956, passed away on Monday February 3, 2020. Frank was born in Atlantic City to the late Somers and Edna (Camp) Howardell. Frank was a graduate of Atlantic City High School. He proudly served his country in the United States Marines. Frank was a Atlantic City Firemen for 27 years retiring in 1993. He was a well known local surf fishing...
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Joseph "Joe Doc" Philip Dougherty

January 25, 2020

Joseph "Joe Doc" Philip Dougherty, 84, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 25, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Philadelphia, PA he was the son of the late Philip and Helen (Colbert) Dougherty. He was the devoted husband of Anita D. (DiStefano) Dougherty whom he married on June 30, 1972.

 Joseph was a graduate of South Catholic High School in Philadelphia, PA....
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June Harrison

January 25, 2020

June Harrison, 93, of Northfield, NJ went home to be with the Lord on January 25, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Pleasantville, NJ she was the daughter of the late Harry and Lenore (Smith) Fox. June worked for New Jersey Bell, now Verizon as a draftsman for over 37 years. She was chairman of the Pioneers Club for Bell Telephone which did many charitable works around the...
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Margaret Ann Petty

January 22, 2020

Margaret Ann Petty, 72, of Egg Harbor Township, NJ quietly passed away on Wednesday January 22nd, 2020. Margaret was born in Atlantic City, NJ, grew up in Brigantine, NJ and lived in Egg Harbor Township for more than 40 years. She is preceded in death by her parents Eileen (Plummer) and John Doring Sr. and is survived by her husband Richard Dutton, her son Derek Michel, daughter-in-law Lisa...
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William Joseph "Michael" Nolan III

June 12, 1964 - January 21, 2020

William Joseph "Michael" Nolan, III, 55, passed away on Tuesday January 21, 2020. Michael was born in Astoria, New York on June 12, 1964 to William J. Nolan and Renee Nolan-Kelly (nee Clark). In 1970 he and his mother moved to Brigantine, New Jersey. At aged 14, while hanging out with his friends, he noticed a cute girl (Terri Smith) across the street. He turned to his friends, pointed to her...
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Elizabeth "Betty" (nee Lee) Chau

January 19, 2020

CHAU, ELIZABETH "Betty"(NEE Lee), - 94 of Northfield, NJ, passed away suddenly on Sunday, January 19, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Phila., PA, lived in China and returned to the US where she met and married Eugene Chau. Together they raised 6 children while owning and operating The Ling Nan restaurant in West Phila. In 1966 Eugene and Betty accepted an offer to work for...
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Linda L. Simpson

January 14, 2020

Linda L. Simpson, 60, of Brigantine passed away on Tuesday January 14, 2020 after an extended illness. Linda was born in Atlantic City to the late John and Kathryn (Stickel) Bretcher. She was a graduate of Stockton University with a degree in Marine Biology. Linda was one of the founding members and was very active in the True Spirit Coalition based at the Community Presbyterian Church. The...
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Shirley M. Pyle

January 11, 2020

Shirley M. Pyle, 83, of Brigantine, NJ went home to be with the Lord on Saturday January 11, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the loving daughter of the late Stanley and Madeleine H. (Unkel) Chmura. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph A. Pyle who entered into rest on September 19, 2016. Shirley worked as an executive assistant for DuPont for over...
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Leslie Anne Guthrie

September 18, 1947 - January 11, 2020

Leslie Anne Guthrie, 72, of Brigantine, NJ went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 11, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Atlantic City, NJ on September 18, 1947, she was the loving daughter of the late George and Hazel (Anthony) Conover. She was also the devoted wife of Bruce Guthrie for 37 years and loving mother to her children, whom she affectionately called Kenny,...
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Joan M. Stratton

January 6, 2020

Joan M. Stratton, 65, of Brigantine passed away on Monday January 6, 2020 after an extended illness. Joan was born in Philadelphia to the late Walter D. and Dolores A. (McGinley) Evans. Joan grew up in Philadelphia and was a graduate of St Ann Business School. Joan was employed for over 30 years at Pennsylvania Hospital (Penn Medicine) as an Information Technology Analyst. She was a beloved Aunt...
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Dorothy P. Albani

January 2, 2020

Dorothy P. Albani, 97, of Brigantine passed away after a short illness on Thursday January 2, 2020. Dorothy was born in Harrison, New Jersey to the late Harry and Marie (Walsh) Scarano. Dorothy enjoyed spending time at the Brigantine Senior Center. She also enjoyed going to the beach, reading the newspaper, eating sweet treats and most importantly spending time with her family. Dorothy is...
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Rita Laurenzi

December 30, 2019

Rita Laurenzi, 92, of Brigantine, NJ went home to be with the Lord unexpectedly on December 30th, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Grace "Rose" (Intile) Staffieri. She was the devoted wife of the late Armand "Frank" Laurenzi who passed away March 22, 2010. Rita was an entrepreneur and business owner, operating the...
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Francis C. McGrath

December 29, 2019

Francis C. McGrath, 74, of Brigantine, NJ went home to be with the Lord on Sunday December 29, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Philadelphia, PA he was the son of the late Francis J. and Catherine M. (Christman) McGrath. He was the devoted husband of Madeline M. (Bisceglie) McGrath whom he married on October 3, 1970. Francis was a truck driver all his life and worked for various...
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Lucille "Lou" Spaniak

December 27, 2019

Lucille "Lou" Spaniak, 92, of Brigantine, NJ went home to be with the Lord on Friday December 27, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Catherine (Mullen) Sulimay. She was the devoted wife of the late Henry Spaniak who passed away January 2, 2000. Lucille was one of 16 children and lived on Fairmont Ave in Philadelphia and...
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Marcia Ann Copsey-Barber

December 25, 2019

Marcia Ann Copsey-Barber, 46, of Atlantic City passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday December 25, 2019. Marcia was born in Somers Point to Raymond L. Copsey and Charlotte Dougherty Copsey. Marcia was formerly a cook at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Marcia could light up a room with her caring and fun loving personality.  She was a devoted daughter, mother and grandmother. Family was...
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Catherine B. Levine

December 22, 2019

Catherine B. Levine, 90, of Linwood, NJ went home to be with the Lord on Sunday December 22, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Bridgeton, NJ she was the loving daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Sulprizio) Ruggeri and the devoted wife of the late Daniel Levine. Catherine worked tirelessly throughout her life to create a warm loving environment for her children and husband. She...
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John A. Gizzio, Sr.

December 17, 2019

John A. Gizzio, Sr., 91, of Brigantine, NJ went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday December 17, 2019. Born in Philadelphia, PA he was the son of the late Dominic and Helen (Minicozzi) Gizzio. He was the loving husband of the late Patricia "Patty" (Hankinson) A. Gizzio. John was a well know entrepreneur in the Philadelphia area operating various businesses throughout his life. At his passing...
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Margaret "Peggy" Ruff

December 3, 2019

Margaret "Peggy" Ruff, 74, of Maple Shade, passed away at her family's Brigantine home, on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Peggy was born in Maple Shade to the late David and Margaret (Greisinger) Garlanger. Peggy was formerly employed as a typist for the Federal Government. She also worked at Hank's Place in Camden. Before her retirement, Peggy worked as a teacher's aid in several schools in the...
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Irene Viola Stefani

December 3, 2019

Irene Viola Stefani, 85, of Brigantine, NJ went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday December 3, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Fabyan, CT she was the daughter of the late Demetre and Afroditi (Daniels) Thomas. She was the devoted wife of Joseph Stefani to whom she was married for over 57 years. Irene was the epitome of the perfect homemaker, working hard every day to create a...
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James "Jim" A. Walsh

November 30, 2019

James "Jim" A. Walsh, 82, of Brigantine, NJ entered into rest November 30, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Atlantic City, NJ he was the son of the late Richard and Edith (Blakeslee) Walsh. He was the loving husband of Nancy (McColl) Walsh to whom he was married for over 50 years. James was a veteran, proudly serving in the U.S. Navy. He worked as a commercial clammer with his...
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Christopher J. Shaw

November 28, 2019

Christopher J. Shaw, 53, of Brigantine passed away on Thursday November 28, 2019. Chris was born in Atlantic City to Joseph G. and Jennifer A. (née Powell) Shaw. He graduated from St Philip the Apostle School, Brigantine and Holy Spirit High School, Absecon. Chris was active in youth sports in Brigantine, coaching Little League Baseball and Street Hockey. He was avid sports fan. Chris' favorite...
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Rita (nee Costanzo) Gasparini

November 27, 2019

Rita Gasparini, 85, (nee Costanzo) of Brigantine passed away on Wednesday November 27, 2019. Rita was born in Philadelphia to the late Louis and Mildred Costanzo. Rita was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Rita met her beloved husband Fred when she was 15. She married him at the age of 19 and they spent 65 years together until his passing in 2018. They enjoyed traveling the world together....
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John Rogge

November 26, 2019

Rogge, John - 99, of Brigantine, passed away on Monday, November 26, 2019. Our dearly beloved father was a city commissioner and mayor of Brigantine for many years, while a prominent real estate broker. He was devoted to his Brigantine community in many other ways. He was a deacon and elder at Brigantine's Community Presbyterian Church, where he also sang in the church choir, and he also served...
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Dorrie Fitzgerald

November 20, 2019

Fitzgerald, Dorrie - 62 of Brigantine, passed away peacefully in the loving arms of her mother, with family and close friends by her side on Wednesday November 20, 2019 after a long and difficult battle with cancer. Dorrie was a fierce warrior, both tough as nails and yet compassionate and empathetic, bound and determined not to let this disease stop her enjoyment of life. Dorrie can pride...
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Barbara A. McClay

November 15, 2019

Barbara A. McClay, 83, of Brigantine, NJ went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 15, 2019, with her loving husband by her side. Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the daughter of the late Charles and Barbara (Lashk) Roletter. She was the loving and devoted wife of John C. McClay to whom she was married for 60 years. Barbara was a loving Mother Aunt and Grandmother. A selfless...
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Claire Dempsey

November 10, 2019

Claire Dempsey (nee Boylan), 90, of Brigantine passed away Sunday November 10, 2019, at home after a brief illness. She was predeceased by her infant daughter Patricia, her husband Joseph and her 4 sisters: Estelle Boylan, Betty Fernan, Jean Toscane and Kathryn Ritzel. She leaves behind her son Joe Dempsey, Jr. of Brigantine, daughter Debbie of Brigantine and the light of her life: grandson James...
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David P. Martin, Sr.

November 6, 2019

David P. Martin, Sr., 89, of Brigantine, NJ went home to be with the Lord on November 6, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Atlantic City, NJ he was the son of the late John S. and Mary W. (Eisenhardt) Martin. He was the devoted husband of Margaret Jean (Hughes) Martin. As a child David loved to watch boats being built, raced sailboats at the Evening Star Yacht Club, and he...
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Louis J. Deal

October 31, 2019

Louis J. Deal, 58, of Brigantine passed away on Thursday, October 31st, 2019 after a brief battle with cancer. Lou was born in Philadelphia to the late Louis and Barbara (née Wright) Deal. He is the Senior Vice Officer of the Sons of the American Legion, Brigantine. He is survived by his sons Louis J. Deal and Christopher M. Deal and his grandchildren Audrey and Connor Deal. He is also...
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Anne P. Migatz, ESQ.

October 25, 2019

Anne P. Migatz, ESQ., 81 of Brigantine formerly of the Overbrook section of Philadelphia passed away after a brief illness on Friday October 25, 2019. Anne was born in Philadelphia to the late Joseph and Ellie (nee Kelly) O'Donnell. She was a graduate of West Catholic High School Class of 1955. Anne attended evening school to receive her law degree. She was in the first graduating Class of St...
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Robert Louis "Bob" Agoglia

October 13, 2019

Robert Louis "Bob" Agoglia, age 72, of Galloway, passed away peacefully Sunday October 13, 2019. He was the husband of the late Patricia (Havens) Agoglia. Bob was born in Brooklyn, NY on March 19th 1947 to the late Pasquale and Christine (Del Prete) Agoglia. It was in Brooklyn he first began working with his hands at his family's Brooklyn bakery. After graduating high school Bob served his...
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Joyce Santa Maria

October 2, 2019

Joyce Santa Maria, of Brigantine passed away on Wednesday October 2, 2019 at home after a short and courageous battle with cancer. She is predeceased by her parents Sam and Rose (Pasquale) Santa Maria, her sister Rose Marie Jones and her beloved nephews Tony Santa Maria, Jr. and Steven Wendell. She worked for Atlantic County for 46 years with the best women she ever knew. She had a heart of...
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Virginia M. Kelly

September 24, 2019

Virginia M. Kelly, 69, of Egg Harbor Twp., NJ entered into rest on Tuesday September 24, 2019 after a short illness surrounded by her loving family. Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the daughter of the late Francis X. and Virginia J. (Kubiak) Kelly. She was the loving wife of Conrad J. Weiler, Jr. She had previously lived in Brigantine, NJ and Philadelphia, PA. Virginia worked at several...
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Gloria M. (nee Carlin) Sewell

September 15, 2019

Gloria M. Sewell (nee Carlin) 88, of Brigantine, NJ was called home to the Lord on Sunday September 15, 2019 with her sons by her side. She was born in Philadelphia to the late John J. and Parma L. (nee Phillips) Carlin. Gloria was a kind, caring, glamorous, and unique individual to all who knew her. Gloria married her late husband John (Jack) Sewell 65 years ago and raised two wonderful...
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Elizabeth A. Smith

September 9, 2019

Elizabeth A. Smith, 83, of Brigantine passed away on Monday September 9, 2019. Elizabeth was born in Philadelphia Pa. to the late Clarence and Helen (Pierce) Smith. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her beloved husband William J. Smith and her children Joanne Zappas (John), Susanne Holt (Richard), Will Smith (Maria) and Carolyn Butko (John). She is also survived...
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Mary T. Patson

August 28, 2019

Mary T. Patson, 87, of Brigantine passed away on Wednesday August 28, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born in Norristown Pa. to the late Felice and Anna (Durante) Valerio. Mary gave back to her community as a Special Education Aid at the Norristown School District for over 25 years. Family was foremost to Mary. Her grandson was her world, never missing baseball game or a family...
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Roy T. Walstrom

August 24, 2019

Roy T. Walstrom, 84, of Brigantine passed away on Saturday August 24, 2019. Roy was born in Staten Island New York to the late John and Mabel (Peterson) Walstrom. Roy was a firefighter for the City of New York retiring after 20 years of service. Roy was the beloved husband to the late Elizabeth Walstrom. He is survived by his children Susan Hardy (William), Douglas Walstrom, Carolyn Harvey...
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Richard E. Tepper

August 23, 2019

Richard E. Tepper, 84, of Boca Raton, FL entered into rest on Friday August 23, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Philadelphia, PA he was the loving son of Samuel and Kathryn (Jeffries) Tepper. Richard was an auto dealer and fleet leaser all throughout his career. He was well known for having a massive affinity for cars, he loved his work. Richard was a very proud member or the...
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Joseph E. Hanselmann

August 11, 2019

Joseph E. Hanselmann, 79, of Newark, NJ entered into rest on Sunday August 11, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Newark, NJ he was the son of the late Joseph C. and Rita (Griffith) Hanselmann. He was the devoted husband of Noreen L. (Clark) Hanselmann. Joseph was a proud 60-year member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union. His apprenticeship started at Local #10 Newark, NJ. He then...
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Gloria M. Bryson

August 9, 2019

Gloria M. Bryson, 89, of Brigantine, NJ, entered into rest on Friday, August 9, 2019, surrounded by the love of family and dear friends. She was born in Camden, NJ, and raised on the 4200 block of Sansom Street in Philadelphia. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Rosabelle (Boone) Warr. She was the loving wife of the late John Bryson. Over her lifetime, Gloria enjoyed photography,...
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Thomas E. Milhous

August 8, 2019

Thomas E. Milhous, 73, died Thursday, August 8, 2019 at home surrounded by his family, following a brief illness with pancreatic cancer. He leaves behind, his wife of 51 years, Annamaria (Rosso) Milhous; his daughter, Christina Milhous and his son Kevin Milhous (Lisa). He is also survived by four grandchildren; Nick Grace, Lexie Grace, Michael Milhous, and Charlie Milhous, whom he took great...
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David J. Love

November 8, 1966 - August 6, 2019

Love, David J, 52, of Brigantine New Jersey, lost his courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday August 6th 2019 peacefully passing away Into God's loving arms. Born on November 8, 1966 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania he lived most of his life in Brigantine where he loved spending time with a fishing rod in hand casting out into the sea. David leaves behind his loving family, his parents Dee and...
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Christine Adele Pancoast

August 2, 2019

Christine Adele Pancoast, 62, of Brigantine passed away on Friday August 2, 2019, surrounded by loved ones. Christine was born in Philadelphia to the late Elmer and Florence (Hibbert) Pancoast. She attended North Penn High School in Lansdale, PA. At the age of 17, she went on an adventure of a lifetime and hitchhiked across the country twice. After moving to Brigantine to be closer to the...
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Christine Noel Cusack

July 24, 2019

Christine Noel Cusack, 72, of Brigantine passed away on Wednesday July 24, 2019. Christine was born in Northfield to the late Harry Casper and Agnes Marie Dickerson. She was a graduate of Atlantic City High School. Christine was formerly the office manager at Seashore Sprinklers in Brigantine. Christine was the beloved wife of the late James "Jimmy" Cusack. She is survived by her daughter...
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Lorna M. Winterberg

July 12, 2019

Lorna M. Winterberg, 81, passed away after short illness on Friday July 12, 2019. Lorna was born in Pittsburgh PA. to the late Gus and Muriel Zehringer. She was a housewife and long time area resident. She is predeceased by her beloved husband John D. Winterberg. Lorna is survived by her children William and Lori Frazier, her sister-in-law Christina Baker, her brother-in-law George Baker, her...
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Thomas M. Kelly

June 26, 2019

Thomas M. Kelly, 78, was a resident Brigantine, NJ for 31 years, suddenly entered into rest on Wednesday June 26, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Philadelphia, PA he was the son of the late James P. and Jennie (DiMezza) Kelly. He was the devoted husband of Kathryn P. (Stumpf) Kelly for 58 years. Thomas will be forever remembered by his soulmate; Kathy, children; Lori (Henry)...
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Marjorie Claire James

June 25, 2019

Marjorie Claire James, 97, of Brigantine, formerly of Morgan NJ, passed away on Tuesday June 25, 2019. Marjorie was born in Jersey City to the late Edward J. and Josephine V. (nee McHugh) Thalmann. She was a 1939 graduate of Snyder High School in Jersey City. She worked as a beautician before she met and married her late husband Verne A. James Sr. While raising her family she worked as a cashier...
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Helene Householder

June 24, 2019

Helene Householder, 76, of Brigantine passed away unexpectedly on Monday June 24, 2019. Helene was born in Philadelphia to the late William and Helen (nee Boyle) Householder. Helene was employed at Resorts Casino Hotel as a food server for over 20 years. She also worked at the Atlantic City Race Track and various banquet facilities in New Jersey and Philadelphia. Helene was a giving person that...
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James J. Coyle Jr.

June 10, 2019

James J. Coyle Jr., 67, of Brigantine passed away suddenly on Monday June 10, 2019. Jim was born in Pleasantville to the late James J. Sr. and Josephine "Jo" (Clark) Coyle. He was an excellent and creative cook who was formerly employed at Bally's Hotel and Casino and he was also a real estate agent. He enjoyed football especially his Green Bay Packers and the Philadelphia Eagles. He enjoyed...
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Jean McGary

June 4, 2019

Jean McGary, 77, passed away June 4, 2019 in Galloway Twp, NJ. Jean loved life even though she suffered from multiple sclerosis, it never affected her positive outlook on life. She always had a smile on her face, a twinkle in her eye, and a joke to tell. She was loved by all who met her because she was truly interested in everyone else and their stories. Jean worked at Prudential Insurance...
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Ronald Klemm

June 23, 1951 - June 4, 2019

Ronald Klemm, 67, left us on Tuesday June 4th, 2019, in his home, surrounded by his loving family in Brigantine, NJ. Ronnie was born on June 23rd, 1951, in Mount Holly, NJ. He graduated from Moorestown High School in 1969, and went on the attend college at La Salle University before transferring to the University of Hawaii, to pursue his love of not only knowledge, but surfing. After his father...
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Kenneth B. Cooper

June 1, 2019

Kenneth B. Cooper Ken passed away suddenly on Saturday, June 1st, 2019. He is survived by four sisters, Myrna Prager, Elaine Rudick (Jerry), Barbara Cooper and Linda Shapiro, one brother, Dennis Cooper (Nadine), many nieces and nephews and cousins. He is survived by his beloved dog, Gary, and beloved cat, Jake. Ken was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Philip Cooper and Maye Cooper (nee:...
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Genevieve (Jean) M. Neri Spina

June 1, 2019

Genevieve (Jean) M. Neri Spina, 86, of Brigantine passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 1, 2019 with her family by her side. Genevieve was born in Philadelphia to the late Lester and Mary (Petrille) Neri. She was a graduate of Little Flower High School. Genevieve was a long time Brigantine Island waitress who formerly worked at Mac's Snacks, Rino's and Citta Del Mare. She will be sadly missed...
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Hilda H (nee Werschler) Foxwell

May 30, 2019

Hilda H. Foxwell, (née Werschler), 96, of Brigantine passed away at home with her family by her side on Thursday May 30, 2019. Hilda was born in Mays Landing and she grew up on a farm in Mullica Township. She has been a resident of Brigantine for the past 67 years. Hilda was formerly employed by Atlantic Advertising, Prudential Insurance and Spencer's Gifts. Some of her hobbies were traveling...
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Ann Kachinsky Merritt

May 26, 2019

Ann Kachinsky Merritt, 99, of Brigantine passed away on Sunday May 26, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. Ann was born October 13, 1919 in Eynon PA, the daughter of the late Dominick Kachinsky and Barbara Samuis. Ann leaves behind her sons William and his wife Julie, Tom and his partner Rich, Jim, her daughter Carol Gernay and her husband Luc, nine grandchildren, sixteen great...
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Constance "Connie" Walsh

May 23, 2019

Constance "Connie" Walsh, 76, of Brigantine passed away on Thursday May 23, 2019. Connie was born in Camden to the late Francis and Ellen (Foley) McEntee. Connie was formerly a bookkeeper at Jack Blades Fish and Tackle in Atlantic City and a bartender at the Brigantine Elks Lodge #2428. Connie was the first women to be voted into the Brigantine Elks after the Grand Lodge statutes were amended to...
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Kathryn Hallowell

May 17, 2019

Kathryn Hallowell, 74, of Brigantine N.J. died May 17th 2019. "Kay", loving wife of Charles Hallowell, passed away peacefully at her home in Brigantine, NJ surrounded by her loved ones. She was the daughter of Nelson B. Cooney Sr. and Barbara (Lally), both deceased and sister to Roseanne Yanko (Robert), Modesto, CA, Nelson B. Cooney Jr. (Dori), Medford, NJ, Irene Weed (Lawrence), Denver, PA and...
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Thomas E. Tucker

May 9, 2019

Thomas E. Tucker, 72, of Brigantine passed away on Thursday May 9, 2019. Affectionately known as Tommy, he was born in Atlantic City to the late Ernest D. and Clare Tucker. He was a graduate of Atlantic City High School. Tommy attended Lindsey Wilson College and he received his Bachelor's Degree from St Joseph University. Tommy taught 6th grade math at St Philips R.C. School in Brigantine before...
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Scott Allen Harris

May 9, 2019

Scott Allen Harris, Sr., 60, of Brigantine, NJ entered into rest on Thursday May 9, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Philadelphia, PA he was the son of the late Herbert and Elsie (Geiser) Harris. He was the loving husband of Tonia (Williams) Harris. Scott was a graduate of Atlantic Cape Community College. He worked as a systems analyst for the FAA for twenty-nine years. He was...
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John Joseph Sewell

May 6, 2019

John Joseph Sewell, 90, of Brigantine passed away on Monday May 6, 2019. John was born in Philadelphia to the late Fredrick and Mary (Knoire) Sewell. John proudly served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. He was a retired self employed carpet sales representative. He enjoyed fishing, golfing and spending time at the casinos. He was a member of the American Legion Post #396. John...
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John Joseph Sewell

May 6, 2019

John Joseph Sewell, 90, of Brigantine passed away on Monday May 6, 2019. John was born in Philadelphia to the late Fredrick and Mary (Knoire) Sewell. John proudly served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. He was a retired self employed carpet sales representative. He enjoyed fishing, golfing and spending time at the casinos. He was a member of the American Legion Post #396. John...
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Pauline P. Kolankiewicz

May 5, 2019

Pauline P. Kolankiewicz, 93, of Brigantine passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Sunday May 5, 2019. Pauline was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law Marcia (Tod); by her devoted husband of 63 years, Ted Kolankiewicz; and by her loving son Robert (Karen Fitton). Surviving Pauline are her sons Gerald, Tod, and Joseph (Karen Winkler); a grandson, Alexander Kolankiewicz; loving...
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Carole M. Thomas

May 1, 2019

Carole M. Thomas, 75, of Brigantine, NJ entered into rest on Wednesday May 1, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the daughter of the late John and Jean (Gallagher) Methlie. She was the loving wife of the late David Thomas who passed in 2011. Carole was a medical secretary for many years at Moss Rehab and Einstein Medical Center. She was a member of the...
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John Collier Lewis

June 6, 1950 - April 26, 2019

Mr. John Collier Lewis died peacefully on April 26th 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania under the care of a most supportive University of Pennsylvania Hospital staff. Although his death was quite sudden and unexpected, he died surrounded by his loved ones. John is survived by his wife Denise Carmella (né Tartaglia) Lewis of Brigantine, NJ; elder daughter Kristen Watts of Wallingford, PA;...
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Joseph E. Kinslow

April 22, 2019

Joseph E. Kinslow, 83, of Brigantine, NJ went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 22, 2019. Born in Philadelphia, PA he was the son of the late Edward and Marie (Mulligan) Kinslow. He was the devoted husband of Kathryn (Czarkowski) Kinslow whom he married on August 23, 1969. Joseph bravely served his country in the U.S. Army attaining the rank of Corporal. Following his military...
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Thomas L. "Tucker" Smith

April 18, 2019

Thomas L. Smith, "Tucker", 77, of Brigantine passed away on Thursday April 18, 2019. Tom was born in Atlantic City to late Thomas and Frances Smith. Tom was retired from the Atlantic City Fire Department with over 25 years of service. Tom could always make you laugh and would help anyone in need. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Tom was the beloved husband of the late Carol...
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Anna Mae Ligameri

April 5, 2019

Anna Mae Ligameri of Brigantine peacefully passed away on April 5th at the age of 86. She is predeceased by her husband, Francis. She is also predeceased by her parents; her brothers, Jack and Bill; and her sister, Dorothy. She is survived by her daughters, Donna Andros (Charles) and Laura Nale (Douglas); her grandchildren, Lindsay, Taylor, Dana, and Franklin; her great-grandson, Andros; and her...
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Ellen Herz

April 3, 2019

Ellen Herz, 92, of Brigantine, passed away peacefully following a brief illness on Wednesday April 3, 2019. Born in England, she lived In Trenton and Whiting before moving to Brigantine 10 years ago. Ellen began her career as a painter for Royal Doulton and Moorcroft Pottery. In 1951, she immigrated to the United States and worked at Stangl Pottery and the State of NJ. Ellen loved to paint and...
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