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Davis & Wagner Funeral and Cremation Services, located at 171 Delaware St., Woodbury, NJ, 08096, is a trusted funeral home that provides compassionate and personalized funeral services to families in their time of need. Losing a loved one can be a devastating experience, and it's essential to have a reliable and caring funeral home to guide you through the process. At Davis & Wagner, their experienced staff understands the importance of honoring your loved one's memory and helping you navigate the grieving process.

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Davis & Wagner Funeral and Cremation Services has been serving the Woodbury community for many years, providing a range of funeral services that cater to the unique needs of each family. Their commitment to excellence and dedication to providing exceptional care has earned them a reputation as one of the most trusted funeral homes in the area. With a rich history of serving families from all walks of life, Davis & Wagner has established itself as a beacon of hope and comfort during difficult times.

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Fay J. Sankus - November 06, 1929 - April 27, 2024

Departed: 04/27/2024 (Woodbury)
Obituary Preview: Fay J. Sankus (nee Bryant), 94, of Woodbury Heights, passed away on April 27, 2024. Fay was born in Kingston, PA and has resided in NJ since 1954. During her career, she worked part time as a school bus aide for Gateway Regional High School and as a salesclerk for Woolworth's and Heritage's Dairy store. However, her main vocation was as a devoted wife and loving mother. She also enjoyed serving as a Cub Scout Den Mother and Girl Scout Leader and loved being a pet mom to many dogs and cats.
Fay was predeceased by her husband Anthony in 2020 and her son John in 1999. She is survived by her daughter Jill (Doug) Magill of West Deptford; sister Margaret Quaré of Wilkes-Barre, PA and granddaughters Madeline and Julia Magill.
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Lynn M. Laigaie - October 28, 1937 - April 12, 2024

Departed: 04/12/2024 (Woodbury)
Obituary Preview: Lynn (Ethelyn) M. Laigaie (nee Fetterolf), 86, born October 28, 1937, she was predeceased by her husband, John Laigaie, and her parents, George and Ethel Fetterolf. A resident of Forest Creek Condominiums in West Deptford since 1982, she served for many years on the Board of Trustees. Lynn worked at ExxonMobile in Philadelphia from 1964 until 1993 and then as a title clerk at Holman Lincoln Mercury in Maple Shade until her retirement in 2014. Lynn was a sociable person who loved the shore and spent many a happy weekend with her friends on her boat, the Daisy, in Baltimore.
She is survived by her friends and neighbors, Isabella Kay and Major Roane, many other neighbors at Forest Creek, and her friend, Bob Hall of Arizona. Visitation 1pm Wednesday April 17th until the service at 2pm at the DAVIS & WAGNER FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, 171 Delaware Street, Woodbury, NJ. Interment Woodbury Memorial Park. Memories and condolences may be shared at
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Ester C. Monteron - October 09, 1933 - April 01, 2024

Departed: 04/01/2024 (Woodbury)
Obituary Preview: Ester C. Monteron (nee Carlos), 90, of Woodbury, passed away on April 1, 2024. Ester was born in the Philippines. She is survived by her daughters Edith (Bobby) Penuliar of Florida & Elea (Edgar) Tan of Woodbury; brothers Jesse Carlos, Carmelito Carlos & Conrado Carlos; grandchildren Michael Penuliar, Jennifer Penuliar & Jenalyn Pineda and great grandchildren Sailor Pineda, Russell Penuliar & Elliana Gregory. Visitation 10am Friday April 12th until the service at 12pm at the DAVIS & WAGNER FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, 171 Delaware Street, Woodbury, NJ. Interment Woodbury Memorial Park. Memories and condolences may be shared at
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Joseph E. Chapman Jr. - January 06, 1966 - March 14, 2024

Departed: 03/14/2024 (Woodbury)
Obituary Preview: Joseph E. Chapman Jr. “Chappy,” 58, of Oak Valley, passed away on March 14, 2024. Joe was born in Camden and resided in the Oak Valley section of Deptford. He worked for Aramsco in Paulsboro for 37 years. Joe was a member of the South Jersey American Poolplayers Association; he played 1320 matches on at least 154 teams. He advanced to Las Vegas three times with his teams over the years; in 1998 for 8-ball, in 2000 for 8-ball with Breakers finishing 193 and in 2023 with Blackjack21 finishing 17th in the world.
Joe is survived by his wife Joanne Breen Chapman; daughter Rylee Chapman of West Deptford; step-son Robert Pluck Jr. (Jordyn) of Bellmawr; step-daughter Elizabeth Pluck (Giacomino) of Oak Valley; brothers Marc & Ricky Chapman both of Paulsboro; step-grandchildren Elliott & Aspyn Pluck; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews & cousins and his beloved dog Ralphie.
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Elsie Keller Dahlstrom - September 17, 1930 - March 11, 2024

Departed: 03/11/2024 (Woodbury)
Obituary Preview: Elsie Keller Dahlstrom of West Chester, Pa., passed away on Monday, March 11 at the age 93. Elsie was born in Bloomfield, NJ on September 17, 1930 to Fritz and Emma Keller. She grew up in North Jersey and graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1949. Elsie met her husband, Bert Dahlstrom, at Bloomfield High School and they became husband and wife on June 7, 1952.
Elsie and Bert lived in Bloomfield, NJ, where she worked for an ear, nose, and throat doctor. They then moved to Madison, Wisconsin while Bert completed his education. In 1960, they moved to Woodbury, NJ where they lived for 57 years while raising their three daughters, Karin, Bobbie, and Sandy.
Throughout the years in Woodbury, Elsie was busy in the Presbyterian Church teaching Sunday School and participating in their annual bazaar. Her years as a 4-H leader brought her a lot of joy. She worked at the Woodbury election polls, enjoyed playing tennis, and was a member of two Garden Clubs - Woodbury Garden Club and Elmer Garden Club, where she was a Charter member, holding many board positions. Elsie participated in many flower shows bringing home quite a few blue ribbons.
Elsie and Bert enjoyed traveling to their different vacation Time Shares. They started a twenty year tradition of vacationing in Ocean City, NJ with their girls and their families.
In 2017, Elsie moved to Wellington Independent Living Community in West Chester, Pa., after her husband, Bert, passed. She enjoyed her time there meeting people and having fun with the activities she attended.
Elsie has been blessed with her three daughters and their husbands - Karin and Duane Heughan of Jonesborough, TN, Bobbie and Andrew Hrycushko of Montgomery, Texas, and Sandy and Craig Wilcox of Exton, PA. She has nine grown grandchildren and their spouses - Casey Heughan and Matt Swartz, Chris and Meghan Heughan, Jamie Grebe, Brian and Lauren Hrycushko, Eric Hrycushko and William, Wesley, Jessica and Jennifer Wilcox who loved her to the moon and back. She also has 10 great grandchildren - Hailey and Will Grebe, Ava and Audrey Hrycushko, Tanner, Elsie, and Parker Swartz, and Connor, Mackenzie, and Emma Heughan. She is survived by her younger sister, Alice Loeschorn and her sister-in-law Coralyn Dahlstrom.
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Robert J. Schofield - December 30, 1943 - March 08, 2024

Departed: 03/08/2024 (Woodbury)
Obituary Preview: Robert J. Schofield, 80, of West Deptford, passed away on March 8, 2024. Bob was born in Philadelphia and has resided in West Deptford for 28 years. He was the #1 inspector for the USDA in Philadelphia. Bob was a member of Deptford Elks Lodge 2708, he enjoyed bowling, the casinos, horseshoes and music.
Bob is survived by his wife of 30 years Sharon (nee Dill) Schofield; children Lisa Root, Robert “Bobby” (Shannon) Schofield, Stephen (Michelle) Schofield, Megan (Zachary) Perrino & John Wilburn; brothers George & Rick Schofield; grandchildren Kevin, Katie, Amanda, Stephanie, Chelsea, Jessie, Elijah, Emily, Dean, Kole & Jesse and great grandchildren Aviah, Eslie, Elisha, Silas, Jovie, Mattie, Nicholas, Gionna, Levi & Seth. Bob was predeceased by his daughter Laurie Ollek; sisters Arlene Fikenstcher & Janice Bunn; brother Jerry Schofield; son-in-law Ted Root and grandson Robert Murnighan.
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Marie C. Harkins - March 16, 1938 - March 07, 2024

Departed: 03/07/2024 (Woodbury)
Obituary Preview: Marie C. Harkins (nee Franceschino), 85, of Deptford, passed away on March 7, 2024. Marie was born in Philadelphia; she resided in Concordville, PA before moving to Deptford 3 years ago. She was a secretary and shipping clerk for Westinghouse in Lester, PA. Marie was an active member of St. Patrick Church and their Thursday morning Coffee Clutch.
Marie was predeceased by her husband Al in 2018. She is survived by her daughter Donna Marie Leva of Gloucester Township; son Anthony Leva of Denver, CO and her stepchildren and step grand and great grandchildren.
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Carol A. Bowersox - December 26, 1936 - February 26, 2024

Departed: 02/26/2024 (Woodbury)
Obituary Preview: Carol A. Bowersox,  87, a lifetime resident of Woodbury, NJ passed away on Monday, February 26,2024. She passed quietly and peacefully.
Carol was born and raised in Woodbury, attending all local schools. She enjoyed many hours of fun cheerleading for WHS and spending time with friends. She was quite the tom boy and threw herself into any and all activities.
During her adult years she was employed at Texaco before entering her dream job as an airline stewardess with World Airlines. While with them she traveled the world and eventually took on a management position. Sadly, World Airlines folded, and Carol started a 25-year employment position with Amtrak.
Upon retirement Carol enjoyed traveling to far-off places with her 2 sisters. Flying, cruising, taking the train…the three girls loved it all. When she wasn’t on the run, she loved working on her home and refinishing furniture. She also was an avid game player and loved her bridge games with friends. As a member of the Presbyterian Church at Woodbury, she cherished her church family.
Carol was predeceased by her parents, Dr. & Mrs. C. Bowersox, and her two sisters, Joanne B. Brown and Marilyn Vennell. She is survived by her family, Carol-Sue & Lee Bailey, Richard & Celeste Brown, Barbara Heim and Bonnie Bowersox. She also was blessed with many great nieces and nephews and L.A. Waller. If you would like to contribute a memorial donation on Carol’s behalf the family suggest a donation to the Presbyterian Church, 67 S. Broad St. Woodbury, NJ 08096. Memories and condolences shared at
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Hazel W. Skinner - May 19, 1925 - February 22, 2024

Departed: 02/22/2024 (Woodbury)
Obituary Preview: Hazel W. Skinner (nee Weldie), 98, a life-long resident of Woodbury, passed away peacefully, after a life well lived, on February 22, 2024. Hazel was a graduate of Woodbury High School, Class of 1943, and Taylor Business School. She was a devoted wife and mother and loving “Nana”, whose favorite pastime was spending time with her family. A lifetime member of The Presbyterian Church at Woodbury, Hazel served as a Deacon, Trustee, President of the Women’s Association and sang in the church choir. She was an avid sports fan and had a special affinity for any Philadelphia team.
Hazel was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Richard Skinner, who passed away in 2009. She is survived by her daughters, Sandra Skinner of Woodbury, and Linda (Jeffrey Crossland) Skinner, of Lewisburg, PA and her grandchildren Patrick Crossland, Grace Crossland and Daniel Crossland.
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William A. Holdstein - July 30, 1934 - February 20, 2024

Departed: 02/20/2024 (Woodbury)
Obituary Preview: William A. Holdstein, 89, a lifetime resident of Woodbury, passed away on February 20, 2024. Bill was a color technician for Shell/Huntsman Corporation in West Deptford from 1959 until his retirement in 1993. Bill was “Mr. Fix it,” he loved animals, tropical fish, classic cars, trains, and he was a huge history buff.
Bill was predeceased by his wife Joan (nee Gallagher); son Daniel; brothers Charles, Wally, & Bruce and sisters Mildred, June & Vivian. He is survived by 2 daughters Colleen (Stephen) McBride of Westville & Denise (Bob) Postorivo of Glassboro; son Michael of Woodbury; sister Connie Yust of Florida; daughter-in-law Lizabeth A. Holdstein; 6 grandchildren Allison (Nick) Domico, Corey Postorivo, Tyler (Alexis) Postorivo, Kevin (Brianna) Holdstein, Kyle Holdstein and Derek Holdstein & 5 great grandchildren.
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Claire D. Spicer - July 22, 1934 - February 20, 2024

Departed: 02/20/2024 (Woodbury)
Obituary Preview: Claire D. Spicer (nee Mann), 89, of Woodbury, passed away on February 20, 2024. Claire was born in Repaupo, NJ and has resided in Woodbury for 71 years. She worked at the Gloucester County Bank, JM Fields and the Gloucester County Board of Elections throughout the years. Claire was a Lifetime Member and Past President of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Xi Alpha Chapter of Woodbury and received the Order of the Rose Decree and Girl of the Year Award in 1976. She enjoyed traveling to Missouri, vacationing and sitting on the beach in Sea Isle City, sitting on the porch and watching Golden Girls with Aunt Mert, reading, playing poker, card games, and BINGO, but most of all, spending time with her family.
Claire was predeceased by her parents Bernard & Eileen (nee Ramer) Mann; husband of 57 years Walter L. Spicer Jr.; sisters Alice Yarborough, Myrtle Kulbacki & Virginia Mann and her brothers Jackie, Donald, William, Robert & Kenneth Mann.
Claire is survived by her son Walter III (Melanie) of Woodbury; daughter Debbie (John) Annarelli of O'Fallon, Missouri; grandchildren Melissa (Jared) Bouquet of Lake St. Louis, MO & Michael Annarelli of St. Peters, MO; great granddaughters Liliana & Rosalyn Bouquet; uncle Howard Ramer; aunt Mary Ramer; sister-in-law Pat Mann and many nieces, nephews & cousins. “Claire loved deeply and was loved dearly. She will be missed more than words can describe.” Visitation 10am Saturday February 24th until the service at 12noon at the DAVIS & WAGNER FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES 171 Delaware St. Woodbury, NJ. Memories & condolences shared at
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Karen D. Barney - January 10, 1937 - February 12, 2024

Departed: 02/12/2024 (Woodbury)
Obituary Preview: Karen D. Barney (nee Dennis), 87, of West Deptford, passed away on February 12, 2024. Karen was born in Sunburst, Montana; she resided in Wenonah for over 50 years before moving to West Deptford. She also had a summer home in Strathmere for 30 years. She was a nurse at the Cherry Hill Racetrack and then for Gloucester County Family Health in Woodbury. It was rare to see Karen without a smile. She never complained about anything and always had the best outlook on life. Karen thoroughly enjoyed traveling the world to places like China, Peru, Alaska, and all over Europe. Her favorite place was at the Strathmere beach with her family and extended unrelated family. Karen especially enjoyed making people smile who she didn't know. Please take some time today to make someone you don't know smile in memory of Karen.
Karen was predeceased by her husband John; son Scott; brothers Howell & Joe and sisters Maureen & Shebie. She is survived by her children Michael (Sandra) Barney of Florida, Sharon Reisenweaver & Patrick Barney both of West Deptford; grandchildren Steven, Chelsea, Michael, Brandon & Leah and great grandchildren Savannah & Sophia.
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George J. Bowen - February 28, 1943 - February 09, 2024

Departed: 02/09/2024 (Woodbury)
Obituary Preview: George J. Bowen, 80, of West Deptford, passed away suddenly on February 9, 2024. George was born in Camden and has resided in West Deptford since 1968. He was a tractor trailer driver for 57 years, most of which were as an owner/operator, accumulating more than 7 million accident-free miles, for which he received many safe driver awards. He last worked for JMP Logistics since 2014. His passion for driving began when he joined the Army National Guard in 1960 and had the opportunity to get a military drivers license, and drive Army Gasoline Tankers. George was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He enjoyed spending time with his family, going down the shore and camping.
George is survived by his wife of 62 years Nancy (nee Tremarcke) Bowen; 3 children Patricia (Stephanie) Bowen of Quinton, Barbara (Keith) Brown of Woodstown & George Jr. of Pittsgrove; grandson Nathan Brown of Woodstown; sisters Carol Jewiss & Anna Koloski both of West Deptford & Margaret McAteer of Pitman; brother-in-law Sam Tremarck, as well as many nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters Barbara, Louise, Mary, Ruby & Katherine and brothers John, James & Edward. Visitation 10am Friday February 16th until the service at 11am at the DAVIS & WAGNER FUNERAL HOME 171 Delaware St. Woodbury, NJ. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. Memories & condolences shared at
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Virginia Lucretia Harre Steward - June 20, 1936 - February 05, 2024

Departed: 02/05/2024 (Woodbury)
Obituary Preview: Virginia (Lucretia) Harre Steward, passed away on February 5th, 2024, at age 87, surrounded by the love of her family. Virginia was a remarkable woman who led a very full life dedicated to the service of others.
Virginia “Ginny” was born in Camden, NJ on June 20th, 1936, daughter of James and Eleanor Harre. Ginny was raised in Swedesboro, NJ, graduated from Swedesboro High School and later moved to the Midwest to pursue an education in nursing on an art scholarship at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. She graduated as an RN from the integrated program of Earlham College and Reid Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She had a very full career starting at a VA Hospital and then working as a resident surgical nurse at Reid Memorial Hospital. In 1963 Ginny moved back to NJ and settled in Woodbury Heights. She worked in the ER at Underwood Memorial Hospital, several doctors’ offices in Woodbury, including Drs. Moore and Flynn, was a school crossing guard and volunteered at Woodbury Hts Elementary School. Ginny was a proud and involved resident of Woodbury Heights where she raised her family and served on several community organizations. She served as a Girl Scout Troop Leader for many years, she helped many Boy Scouts with their Eagle Scout badges, she was a Sunday School teacher and member of her church’s Silver Circle. Most notably she served as Director of the Woodbury Hts. Municipal Alliance Committee running after-school programs with a focus on anti-drug education (D.A.R.E.). Due to her outstanding dedication to others, she was presented with the Gloucester County Volunteer of the Year award. Ginny was a member of the Woodbury Heights Fire Department Ambulance Squad where she was honored for being the first ever RN to volunteer to ride on an ambulance in the State of NJ. She became certified as an EMT in the early 1970’s when the National EMT training first became available. She later served as the Ambulance Captain.
Ginny loved to spend her summers in Beach Haven, NJ and loved traveling to new places - some of her favorites included the Caribbean Islands, Bermuda, Marco Island, Sanibel Island, Alaska, New Hampshire, and Martha’s Vineyard. She was an avid photographer, always ready with a camera at hand, to capture life all around her. She had an artistic eye and valued artists. She spent much of her time collecting seashells on beaches, crafting, and visiting craft shows with friends.
Virginia is predeceased by her parents James H. Harre, Sr. and Eleanor Brown Harre; late husband Donald W. Steward, Sr. She is survived by her 3 daughters: Virginia (Ginger) T. (Robert) Harriett of Medford, Judith T. (Randall) Link of Lambertville & Cheryl T. (Christopher) Roethke of Woodbury Hts., Stepchildren: Donald W. Steward Jr. of West Deptford and Shelly L. Mandel of Woodbury Hts, her Brother - James H. (Jane) Harre, Jr. of Gibbstown; first husband C. Dale Tanner; 4 grandchildren; Shawn R. (Emily) Harriett, Michael J. (Molly) Harriett, Jennifer K. (fian. James LiSooey) Roethke, Christopher R. Roethke; 3 step-grandchildren; Samantha Steward, Nathan Steward, Zachary Steward; 3 great-grandchildren: Tate W. Harriett, Mattie E. Harriett, Roe G. Harriett & partner Dr. Robert W. Woodward, of Reidsville, NC.
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Donna R. Good - April 19, 1943 - January 30, 2024

Departed: 01/30/2024 (Woodbury)
Obituary Preview: Donna R. Good (nee Whinna), 80, of West Deptford, passed away on January 30, 2024. Donna was born in Pennsauken and has resided in West Deptford since 1966. She was a bank teller for Summit Bank in Woodbury. Donna loved the Jersey Shore and trips to Florida.
Donna is survived by her husband of 60 years Frank T. Good Jr.; 2 sons Frank III (Stephanie) of Woodbury and Michael (Suzanne) of Ferrell; sister Jean (Charles) McAleer; brother Lester (Barbara) Whinna and her grand children Shyla & Cole. She was predeceased by her siblings William Whinna & Dorothy Umba. Visitation 9 to 11am Tuesday February 6th at the DAVIS & WAGNER FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES 171 Delaware St. Woodbury, NJ. Interment Eglington Cemetery. Memories & condolences shared at
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Lana I. Burbage - July 20, 1942 - January 26, 2024

Departed: 01/26/2024 (Woodbury)
Obituary Preview: Lana I. Burbage (nee Burgstahler), 81, of Mt. Royal, passed away on January 26, 2024. Lana was born in Woodbury; she resided in West Deptford for over 45 years before moving to Mt. Royal in 2020. She was a School Aid for the West Deptford Board of Education and very involved in the school district; she was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and was a poll worker for the West Deptford division of elections.
Lana was predeceased by her husband Roland. She is survived by her son and primary caregiver Kevin of Mt. Royal; son Stephen (Kathleen) of Alachua, FL; grandchildren Stephen (Katrina), Brittany (Christian); Ethan & Liam; great grandchildren Aaron, Reina, Amelia, Avery, Aslan, & baby to be and her dog Summer.
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Anna M. Misuck - May 14, 1924 - January 23, 2024

Departed: 01/23/2024 (Woodbury)
Obituary Preview: Anna M. Misuck (nee Bauman), 99, of Anchorage, Alaska, passed away on January 23, 2024. Anna was born in Chicago, IL; she resided in Brooklawn, NJ before moving to Anchorage in 2011. Anna graduated from Woodbury High School, class of 1942 and then she was a 411 telecommunications operator for New Jersey Bell in Woodbury for 44 years, retiring in 1987.
Anna was predeceased by her husband Paul and her siblings Barbara Helstern, Henry Bauman, Frances DeDoes & Helen Neidemeier. She is survived by her son Paul and his wife Kasia and her grandchildren Aleksy & Irena.
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Herman E. Philpot Jr. - June 05, 1941 - January 20, 2024

Departed: 01/20/2024 (Woodbury)
Obituary Preview: Herman E. Philpot Jr., 82, of Woodbury, passed away on January 20, 2024. Herman was born in Darby, PA and has resided in Woodbury since 1978. He was a police officer in Williamstown, NJ and then for the Gloucester County Sheriff Department until his retirement. He also worked at Bob’s Little Sport Shop in Glassboro for over 30 years. Herman served in the US Navy and was a proud member of the NRA.
Herman was predeceased by his wife Barbara and his brother Joseph. He is survived by his sister Kathleen Bakley, stepsons Nicholas (Cheryl) & Thomas Lacovara; grandchildren Catherine, Nicholas W. & his fiancé Haley, and Jonathan H. Lacovara; great grandsons Noah & Levi and his best friend David Kasserman. Visitation 11am to 1pm Sunday February 4th at the DAVIS & WAGNER FUNERAL HOME 171 Delaware St. Woodbury, NJ. Memories & condolences shared at
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Lillian M. Quillin - October 14, 1922 - January 14, 2024

Departed: 01/14/2024 (Woodbury)
Obituary Preview: Lillian M. Quillin (nee Herman), 101, of National Park, passed away on January 14, 2024. Lillian was born in Camden to the late Daniel & Minnie Greenbaum Herman. She was raised in National Park and married her best friend & neighbor, Leon Clifford Quillin. In 1948 she became a Born again Christian and a very active member of the National Park Methodist Church. She later joined St. Paul’s United Methodist. She continued to teach Sunday School until she was 97 years old. She was a Lay Preacher & Co-Lay Leader. She was very involved in the activities of her town, celebrations, parades, etc., Animal Control Officer & Board of Health, forming lifelong friendships in the Borough Hall. Her home was always open to those in need, sometimes for a meal, sometimes housing for years.
Lillian was predeceased by her husband Leon Clifford Quillin; daughters Marybella (James) Oxley & Barbara Jean Browning; sister Marybella Priga and brother Daniel Herman. She is survived by her daughter Dixielee (James) Leonardo; grandchildren Renae (Mark) Gismondi, Gina (Donald) Hicks & James (Heather) Oxley; great grandchildren Rebecca (Andrea), Brianna (Devon), Jake, Dan, Abby, Lauren & James, and great great grandson Oxley.
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Michael D. Easi Jr. - April 08, 1949 - January 07, 2024

Departed: 01/07/2024 (Woodbury)
Obituary Preview: Michael D. Easi Jr., 74, of West Deptford, passed away on January 7, 2024. Michael was born in Philadelphia; he resided in Cinnaminson and Medford Lakes before moving to West Deptford 19 years ago. He was a heavy equipment mechanic for Cherry Hill Township for 25 years and he was the owner and operator of Mike’s Auto Repair in Medford Lakes. Mike was a tennis professional at Millside Tennis Club in Delran, Mt. Laurel Racquet Club in Mt Laurel, and at Arrowhead Tennis Club in Medford. He was also a Scuba Divemaster, diving all over the world.
Mike is survived by his wife of 52 years Kathleen M. (nee Sampson) Easi; sons Mike (Mikey) active duty Navy & Dan and wife Brigette of Manahawkin, NJ; sister Vicki & husband Steve Mottershead of Wildwood; brother Marc & wife Helen Easi of Gilbertsville, PA; grandsons Owen, Shane & Carson and his mother-in-law Humie Sampson.
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Mark E. Bassett - November 18, 1958 - January 04, 2024

Departed: 01/04/2024 (Woodbury)
Obituary Preview: Mark E. Bassett “Smele”, 65, of Elmer, passed away on January 4, 2024. Mark was born in Camden; he resided in Pennsauken for 27 years before moving to Elmer 16 years ago. He was a member of the Local 252 Carpenter Union for over 30 years, working as a cabinet maker for Trade Images in Buena.
Mark is survived by his wife of 45 years Karen (nee Youse) Bassett; 3 sons Mark Jr. of Elmer, William (Patrice) of Franklinville & Joseph (Ashley) of Elmer and grandchildren Joseph Marcus, Jaxon, Cole, Joseph Jr. & Lucas. He was predeceased by his brother Raymond and his sister Margaret Witkowsky.
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Ruth M. Cordova Falu - April 19, 1984 - December 24, 2023

Departed: 12/24/2023 (Woodbury)
Obituary Preview: Ruth M. Cordova Falu, 39, of Sewell, passed away on December 24, 2023.
Ruth is survived by her mother Ada V. Falu Mendoza; father Rafael Cordova Nieves and her brothers Emanuel & Jesus Cordova Falu. Visitation 5pm Wednesday January 3rd until the service at 7pm at the Revival Center of Woodbury 435 Morris Street Woodbury, NJ under the direction of DAVIS & WAGNER FUNERAL HOME, 171 Delaware St. Woodbury, NJ. Memories & condolences shared at
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Peter P. Christina - January 03, 1936 - December 20, 2023

Departed: 12/20/2023 (Woodbury)
Obituary Preview: Peter P. Christina, 87, of National Park, passed away on December 20, 2023. Peter was born and raised in Philadelphia before moving to National Park 35 years ago. He was a tailor for Joseph A. Banks in Mt. Laurel, NJ.
Peter is survived by his wife Concetta (nee Santangelo) Christina; son Joseph (Samantha) Christina of West Deptford; brother Michael (Annette) Christina; granddaughter Danni Christina and his nieces & nephews Denise Bonanni, Joseph & Carla Christina, and Anthony Christina. He was predeceased by his brothers Joseph & John and his sister Rita. Visitation 10am Thursday December 28th until the memorial service at 12 noon at the DAVIS & WAGNER FUNERAL HOME, 171 Delaware St. Woodbury, NJ. Memories & condolences shared at
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George Richard Grady - March 30, 1927 - December 17, 2023

Departed: 12/17/2023 (Woodbury)
Obituary Preview: George Richard Grady, 96, of West Deptford, passed away on December 17, 2023. George was born in Jamaica Queens, New York and resided in Doylestown, PA before moving to West Deptford 4 years ago. George served in the US Navy during WWII. He was a National Sales Manager for Shaw Walker in Philadelphia.
George had many talents. The first special gift that comes to mind was his smile, which helped him become a true conversationalist. He could put any person at ease with his happy demeanor and charismatic personality. George had the best name recall and would share many life experiences using humor and charm. Most people will remember George’s amazing ability in playing golf. As a talented scratch-golfer, his passion in playing the game lead him to sharing professional strategies with others. George played on foursome teams through his 93rd year.
He was an exceptional reader, devouring books one after another. It channeled him to another passion of writing his own philosophies on life. He would send letters to his children and grandchildren on how to improve life with effort and determination. He had a way with using words to guide and motivate.
George loved his heritage as an Irishman. His love for singing Irish melodies and dancing are embedded in his grandchildren’s hearts. George was a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He was proud of this achievement and felt honored attending military funerals for many years.
George was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Nancy Lee Grady, in 2016. George was preceded in death by his parents, James and Mary Grady, and brothers and sister-in-laws: Martin J. Grady, James and Natalie Grady, and David and Betty Grady.
He is survived by his son, James (Thresa) Grady, daughter, Mary Lee Harpel, and son, George (Peggy) Grady. He is loved by his grandchildren: Grady (Leah) Harpel, Kara (Ross) DeVoe, Shane Grady, Paul Harpel, Jenna (Dan) McGowan, and Marisa Grady. He adored his great-grandchildren: Jake Harpel, Bridget McGowan, Henry DeVoe, Jane McGowan, and baby DeVoe arriving in March 2024. There are additional nieces and nephews he loved dearly. George also loved all of his wonderful dogs over the many years with his last final buddy, Teddy. Teddy will now be Shane’s special companion in life.
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Trudy Marie Greene - December 30, 1943 - December 11, 2023

Departed: 12/11/2023 (Woodbury)
Obituary Preview: Trudy Marie Greene, 79, of Hanover, PA, peacefully entered God’s eternal care, and reunited with her loving husband, Monday, December 11, 2023, in Gettysburg, PA.
Born December 30, 1943, in Woodbury, New Jersey, Trudy was the daughter of the late William and Gertrude Kessler. She was the devoted wife of the late Dr. John William "Doc" Greene, with whom she shared thirty-six years of marriage. Her soulmate preceded her in passing less than two months earlier.
Trudy graduated from Woodbury High School in 1962. She attended radiology school, and became an x-ray technician, before marrying, having her three children, and becoming a dedicated stay-at-home mom. Trudy was a beautiful dancer, and loved to Jitter Bug. For her upcoming 80th birthday, she had said “All I want for my birthday is to be with my family, and dance!”
Trudy also loved traveling with “Doc,” especially to their favorite spots in Florida, Vermont, Williamsburg, and the Jersey shore. They also loved watching Pitt Panther Football and the Philadelphia Phillies together.
Trudy is survived by her children, Dr. Robert W. Grover and wife Melissa of Melbourne, FL, Wendy L. Ellsworth and husband Scott of Lehi, UT, Suzanne M. Grover of Gettysburg, PA, stepson John W. “Jack” Greene III and wife Kim of Manchester, PA, brother, Ronald W. Kessler and wife Sharon, of Mickleton, NJ, fifteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren, as well as many other beloved family members.
A combined funeral for Trudy and "Doc" will be held Saturday, January 13 at Davis and Wagner Funeral home, 171 Delaware Street, Woodbury, New Jersey. Visitation will begin at 11:00 am, with a service at noon, followed immediately by interment at Woodbury Memorial Park, 879 Kings Highway, West Deptford, NJ.
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