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About Givnish Funeral Homes

On behalf of Life Celebration, I would like to thank you for your trust and provide some information on what you can expect from us. Our goal is simple - to get to know you and your family so we may provide the highest level of care in a way that is best for everyone involved. It is our pledge to do everything we can to provide you peace of mind as your family transitions through the time ahead. Again, thank you for your trust and confidence in us. If you have any questions about your loved one’s care, please do not hesitate to call me at 855-717-5224.

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Our Obituaries

Michael "Pop" Stella

November 28, 2021

STELLA, MICHAEL "POP", 93, of Brigantine departed this life on Sunday November 28, 2021, surrounded by his family. Mike was born in Philadelphia PA where he attended Northeast Catholic High School prior to accomplishing a successful career as a business owner of Stella's Dry Cleaners and Doreen Cleaners both located in Kennsington. Upon retirement he relocated to Brigantine where he conquered yet...
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Lee (Leroy) Straub

November 27, 2021

Lee (Leroy) Straub, 81 of Brigantine passed away unexpectantly on Saturday, November 27, 2021. Lee was born in Philadelphia to the late Roy and Martha (Madison) Straub. Lee had a summer home in Brigantine since 1980. Lee was the Vice-President of an architectural consultant firm in New York City. He worked on many high-rise buildings in New York City, Philadelphia and Atlantic City. Lee was...
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Gerald J. Highberger

November 27, 2021

Gerald James Highberger, 53, of Brigantine passed away unexpectedly on Saturday November 27, 2021. Jerry was born in Rahway NJ to Gerald and Nancy (Lazo) Highberger. He was a graduate of United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. He proudly achieved the rank of Captain in the US Marine Corps. Jerry was an avid college and professional football fan. He loved...
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Jean D'Adamo

November 15, 2021

Jean D'Adamo, 86, of Brigantine, passed away on Monday November 15,2021. She was born in Philadelphia and came to Brigantine in 1975. Jean and her husband, Joe owned and operated the Sun Deck Motel in Brigantine which they later developed into 800 West Condominiums. Jean enjoyed selling real estate for over 20 years and was well respected by her colleagues. She was involved in the Bocce club...
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Marilyn Grace DeMari

November 12, 2021

Marilyn Grace DeMari, 91, of Brigantine left this world early morning on Friday November 12th, 2021 with her son and daughter by her side. She was born in Atlantic City, NJ, the loving daughter of Grace and Charles Levinsky. Born months premature, she spent the first 6 months of her life on the boardwalk in an incubator invented by famed doctor Dr Cooney, who was trying to sell the incubator to...
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Kathleen "Cass" Leonard

November 7, 2021

Kathleen G. Leonard (Landy), 81, of Somers Point passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 7th, 2021 surrounded by love. She was born in Philadelphia to the late Elizabeth and Thomas Landy on November 19,1939. Cass, originally a native of South Philadelphia, never forgot her roots and would do the Mummers' Strut whenever she heard "Oh, Oem Golden Slippers." She was a graduate of Hallahan High...
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Louis T. Laviano

November 5, 2021

Louis T. Laviano, 86, of Brigantine passed away on Friday November 5, 2021. Lou was born in Camden NJ to the late Anthony and Raphaeline (Troncone) Laviano. He was a devoted parishioner of St Thomas Church in Brigantine. Lou was a tireless leader for the company he served for 68 years, 43 of those years as President of Union Local 103 of the IUE-CWA-AFL-CIO. Lou was the beloved husband of the...
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Rudolph "Rudy" Sellitsch

November 5, 2021

Rudolph "Rudy" Sellitsch, 81, of Brigantine passed peacefully away in his sleep on Friday November 5, 2021. Rudy was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA to Otto and Loretta (Hills) Sellitsch. Rudy is survived by his wife Liz (nee Heatherly) who together forged a strong and lasting marriage of 60 years. It was often said of Rudy and Liz's special bond that Rudy was "fire" and Liz was "water"...
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Helen Hee-Patalivo

November 5, 2021

Helen Hee-Patalivo, 76, of Brigantine passed away on Friday November 5, 2021 after a brief illness. Helen formerly lived in Stratford NJ. She graduated from Sterling High School class of 1964. She was formerly a long-time employee of Harrah's Hotel and Casino. Helen and her late husband Tony were the owners of the Pirates Den Restaurant in Brigantine from 1994 to 2015. At the restaurant she...
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John Joseph Tracy, Jr.

November 4, 2021

John Joseph Tracy Jr., 68, of Atlantic City, passed away on Thursday, November 4, 2021 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. John was born on March 19th, 1953 to John Tracy and Carol Hughes in Atlantic City, NJ. After graduating from Holy Spirit High School in 1971, he received a rowing scholarship to "study" at Marist College. Tracy was an accomplished athlete, playing both lacrosse...
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Alice M. Stinson

October 19, 2021

Alice M. Stinson, (nee McMahon), 89, of Brigantine went peacefully to heaven on Tuesday October 19, 2021. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She grew up in South Philadelphia where she was a member of the St. Rose of Lima Parish and attended West Catholic High School. Soon after, she met and married the love of her life, her late husband Leo. Together, they...
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Barbara L. Mullen

October 14, 2021

Barbara L. Mullen, 75, of Brigantine passed away on Thursday, October 14,2021. Barbara was born in Cliffside Park, NJ to the late Taras and Margaret (nee Wood) Beck. Raised in north Jersey, she went on to work for many years as a Chief Clerk at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in Manhattan. In 1973, she married the love of her life and in 1978 welcomed her only daughter. Family was...
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James "Ray" DeFeo

October 11, 2021

James "Ray" DeFeo, 60, of Brigantine passed away on Monday October 11, 2021. Ray was born in Philadelphia PA. to the late Luciano and Dorothy (nee Kelly) DeFeo. Ray was an avid crabber and fisherman. He was a fan of all the Philly Sports Teams. Ray enjoyed music, especially listening to Bob Seger. Ray was a great cook. He could be seen cooking out on the grill during the summer time. Ray was a...
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Barry Reap

October 8, 2021

Barry Reap, 75, of Brigantine passed away on Friday October 8, 2021 with his beloved family by his side. Barry was born in Philadelphia to the late Francis P. and Edith E. (nee Smith) Reap. Barry proudly served his country in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. Barry retired from Verizon as a Communications Engineer. He was in charge of setting up communications at many large events such as the...
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Richard Amy

October 7, 2021

Richard Amy, 59, of Brigantine NJ, formerly of Sweet Valley, PA, passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2021. Richard was born in Phillipsburg, NJ to the late Richard E. and Joyce (Miller) Amy. He was a graduate of Phillipsburg High School Class of 1980. He received a business degree from Kutztown University in 1985. Richard, a self-employed general contractor, was the owner of Richard Amy Custom...
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Michael J. Foti

October 6, 2021

Michael J Foti, 61, of Brigantine, NJ, passed away Wednesday October 6, 2021.Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Arlene and Bernard, brothers Joseph and Bernard Jr. He is survived by his daughter Amanda, Brother Robert (Monica), Sister Patricia Rovenski (James), Nieces Krystal Foti, Juliana Knazek (Scott), and Great Nephews, Dontrel Ricks, Vernon Darby, and Cole Knazek. Michael will be...
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Eileen Guerrero

October 6, 2021

Eileen Guerrero, 67, of Brigantine passed away on Wednesday October 6, 2021. Eileen was born in Camden, NJ to the late Frank and Dorothy (Silvia) Simmington. Eileen was a graduate of Pennsauken High School, Class of 1972, and attended Camden County College. She was also a member of Local 54. Eileen was formerly a cocktail server at the Trump Plaza, Harrah's and Resorts Casinos. Eileen loved...
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Genevieve Shulski

October 1, 2021

Genevieve Shulski, 93, of Mays Landing formerly of Philadelphia passed away on Friday October 1, 2021. Genevieve was born in Fontoy, France to the late Johann and Apollonia (Chrzanowska) Czarmuch. Genevieve met her late husband Theodore during World War II. After the war Theodore returned to France to bring her back to the United States where they were married and raised their family in...
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Louis A. Borkowski

September 28, 2021

Louis A. Borkowski, 76, of Brigantine formerly of Williamstown affectionately known as "Brutal Lou" passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday September 28, 2021. Lou was born in Philadelphia to the late Louis and Mary (Couzzo) Borkowski. Lou proudly served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He was employed for over 30 years in the casino industry as a Floor Supervisor. Lou was a day...
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Dolores J. Smith

September 23, 2021

Dolores J. Smith, 90, of Brigantine, NJ went home to be with the Lord on Thursday September 23, 2021. Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Cavanaugh) Barr. She was the devoted wife of the late Joseph T. Smith Sr. Dolores attended Little Flower High School and worked for Honeywell Corporation most of her life. In her younger years she enjoyed traveling and...
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Clare Baird

September 18, 2021

Clare Baird, 79, of Brigantine, NJ went home to be with the Lord on Saturday September 18, 2021 surrounded by her loving friends. Born in Patterson, NJ she was the daughter of the late Peter and Clare (Costello) DeRoo. Clare was the loving wife of the late Thomas Baird who passed away in 1997. Clare worked at Ace Hardware for over sixteen years in Brigantine, NJ. She was an avid bowler...
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Edward J. Mong

September 16, 2021

Edward J. Mong, 91, of Brigantine, NJ went home to be with the Lord on Thursday September 16, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Atlantic City, NJ he was the son of the late Edward Jeremiah and Nellie (Walsh) Mong and the devoted husband of Theresa D. (Smith) Mong. Edward bravely served his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Army attaining the rank of Corporal. Following...
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Margaret Hare-Vavrek

September 1, 2021

Margaret Hare-Vavrek, 69, of Brigantine passed away on Wednesday September 1, 2021. Margaret was born in Washington D.C. to the late Frederick and Margaret (Smith) Hare. Margaret was employed many years as a banquet server at the casinos in Atlantic City. Most recently she worked at the Borgata Hotel and Casino and the Seaview Country Club. Margaret enjoyed spending time at the beach and bike...
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Lynne E. Rose

August 30, 2021

Lynne E. Rose, 77, of Brigantine passed away on Monday August 30, 2021. Lynne was born in Philadelphia PA. to the late Ralph and Eleanor (Blackie) Callowhill. Lynne formerly worked at Atlantic City Hospital in the Foundation Department for over 20 years before she became employed as a secretary at the Brigantine Community School for the past 26 years. She was a member of the Brigantine Elks Lodge...
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Joseph Stefani

August 25, 2021

Joseph Stefani, 88, of Marmora, NJ, formerly of Brigantine, NJ, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday August 25, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Vithkuq, Albania he was the loving son of the late Phillip and Lica (Kritzi) Stefani. He was the devoted husband of the late Irene Viola Stefani who passed away on December 3, 2019. Joseph was a graduate of Dobbins Technical High...
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Dean J. Griffis

August 10, 2021

Dean J. Griffis, 57, of Mount Pleasant, SC went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday August 10, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Tokyo, Japan he was the loving son of the late Albert M. Griffis III and the late Darlene J. (Dutcher) ReDavid. He was the devoted husband of his college sweet heart Lisa A. (Freeland) Griffis whom he married on May 2, 1998. Dean was a graduate of...
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Deborah Barkovic Truesdell

August 8, 2021

Deborah Barkovic Truesdell, 70, of Brigantine and Mantua NJ passed away peacefully on Sunday August 8,2021 at the Samaritan Hospice Facility in Voorhees, NJ. Deborah was a 1968 graduate of Holy Spirit High School and a 1972 Graduate of William & Mary in Williamsburg VA. She received her MA Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. She was born in Allentown PA on October 31, 1950. She taught...
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Michael J. Lange, Sr.

July 27, 2021

Lange, Michael J. Sr. (80), of Brigantine, New Jersey went to meet his friends and relatives in heaven on Tuesday July 27, 2021. He was married to the late Elizabeth (Betty) A. McGarrigel for 40 wonderful years. He is survived by his five children and their spouses Michael Jr (Sheila), Charles James, Mollye, Sallye (Shawn) and Jeanne. He was the proud grandfather of Morgan, Michael III, Denver,...
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Brian P Smith

July 23, 2021

Brian P. Smith, 69, of Galloway (formerly a lifelong resident of Brigantine) passed away on Friday July 23, 2021. Brian was born in Atlantic City to the late Charles A. Sr. and Kathleen (nee Breslin) Smith. He graduated from Holy Spirit High School in 1969. He attended Cumberland County Vocational-Technical Center to earn his electrical apprenticeship. Brian was the former co-owner of Sherwood...
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Susan Masino

July 22, 2021

Susan Masino, 59, of Brigantine, NJ went home to be with the Lord on Thursday July 22, 2021. Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the loving daughter of the late Anthony and Irene (Collins) Masino. Susan was a graduate of St. Maria Goretti Catholic High School Class of 1980, and she received a degree in Business Administration from Cabrini College in 1984. Susan worked for GFK, formerly Arbor...
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Michael Joseph Carr

July 12, 2021

Michael Joseph Carr, 64, of Absecon passed away on Monday July 12, 2021. Michael was born in Philadelphia to the late James and Regina (Mateu) Carr. He proudly served his country in the US Air Force. Michael grew up in Bellmawr, NJ and Holmes Beach Florida. He resided in Voorhees and Brigantine with his wife Susan before they settled in Absecon to raise their family. Michael owned and operated an...
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Marlene Sylvia Auerbach

June 23, 2021

Marlene Sylvia Auerbach, 84, of Brigantine formerly of Cherry Hill passed away on Wednesday June 23, 2021. Marlene was born in Philadelphia to the late Solomon and Netta (Rubin) Myers. She was a graduate of Dobbins Career and Technical High School in Philadelphia. Marlene was formerly employed as a secretary at Lockheed Martin Corporation in Moorestown. After her retirement she moved to...
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Jim Powers

June 22, 2021

James "Jim" Powers III, 65, of Brigantine passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday June 22, 2021. Jim was born in Drexel Hill, Pa. to Rose and the late James Powers Jr. Jim was a graduate of Monsignor Bonner High School in Drexel Hill. Jim was the Lead Audio Technician at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino. He started a 33-year career at the casino at the Trump Castle in 1988. Jim could be seen...
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Betty Marie Miller

June 9, 2021

Betty Marie Miller, 94, of Brigantine passed away on Wednesday June 9, 2021 with her family by her side. Betty was born in Tyrone PA to the late William and Redda (Grubb) McNeal. Betty graduated from Atlantic City Nursing School in 1949. She practiced nursing for over 35 years at ARMC. After leaving the hospital she worked at Meadowview Nursing Home and at Resorts Hotel and Casino. Betty was...
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Martin "Marty" Luff, Jr.

June 2, 2021

Our loving and cherished husband, father, brother and friend Martin Luff Jr (Aka Marty) age 84 passed away peacefully on June 2, 2021 with his family by his side. Marty was born on November 28, 1936 in Philadelphia PA. He attended LaSalle High School and graduated with a Bachelor degree in Business from Saint Bonaventure University. Marty is survived by his loving wife MaryEllen, five children...
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John P. Ulrich, Jr.

May 29, 2021

John P. Ulrich, Jr., 70, of Brigantine, NJ passed away peacefully on Saturday May 29, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Philadelphia, PA he was the loving son of the late John P. and Alice A (Strohacker) Ulrich Sr. John was a graduate of Neshaminy High School class of 1969. John came to settle in Brigantine where he started and ran Moring Dew Sprinklers for many years. John...
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Rudy K. Weiss

May 26, 2021

Rudy K. Weiss, 86, of Brigantine, NJ went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday May 26, 2021 on his 86th Birthday surrounded by his loving family. Born in New Jersey he was the loving son of the late Karl and Anna Marie (Tarrach) Weiss. Rudy was the devoted husband of Karolyn (Martyn) Weiss with whom he spent 65 blissful married years with. Rudy was a graduate of Cheltenham High School and then...
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Joseph "Joe" Schreiner

May 22, 2021

Joseph "Joe" Schreiner, 76, of Brigantine, NJ passed away peacefully on Saturday May 22, 2021 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Atlantic City, NJ he was the loving son of the late Conrad and Mary (Molnar) Schreiner. He was the devoted husband of Kathleen M. (Smith) Schreiner with whom he spent many blissful years. Joe was a graduate of Holy Spirit High School in Atlantic City,...
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Victor Robert Garlitos, Sr.

May 21, 2021

Victor Robert Garlitos, Sr. …passed peacefully at home after bravely battling cancer for six years, with his precious wife Linda by his side. Vic was predeceased by his parents Eligio Garlitos and Dorothy Biega, his brothers Carl, Leo, and Ralph Garlitos and Danny Largo, his Loving Aunt Ann (Mom) and Uncle Marcial with whom he spent his first ten years. He is survived by his Beloved...
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Richard (Rick) Lawrence Ochs

May 13, 2021

Richard (Rick) Lawrence Ochs, 76 of Brigantine, NJ died on Thursday May 13, 2021. Born in Rochester, NY, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Margaret (Gillette) Ochs. Rick is survived by his wife; Patricia Duus, sons; Zachary (Jenn) Ochs, Dan (Marie) Gaile, grandsons; Oscar, Michael Gaile, stepson; Brian (Jen) Duus, step-grandchildren; Ella, Cameron, Dylan, and brothers; Al (June Hartman...
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Helen Hagan

May 7, 2021

Helen Hagan ,97, of Brigantine passed away on Friday May 7, 2021. Helen was born in Philadelphia to the late William F. and Helen (McAnally) Bradley. She was a devoted and loving homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Helen was the beloved wife of 60 years to the late Edmond J. Hagan and she is survived by her children Edmond Hagan (Denise), Robert Hagan (Brenda), Helen...
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Lynda N. Sutton

May 6, 2021

Sutton, Lynda, N. – of Brigantine passed away peacefully Thursday Morning, May 6, 2021. Lynda was born in Atlantic City, NJ on May 18, 1948. She attended St. Nicolas of Tolentine Grammar School and graduated from Holy Spirit High School in 1966. She continued her higher education at Georgian Court College, graduating in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. She grew up in Venice Park and...
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Susan B. Moheimani

April 30, 2021

Susan B. Moheimani, 79, of Brigantine passed away on Friday April 30, 2021. Susan was born in Bristol England, UK to the late Herbert and Lillian (Bollen) Baber. She attended the University of Bristol, Royal Bristol Hospital Nursing School, where she was awarded a Gold Medal in academic achievement. Susan and her husband cared for patients at Hessams Family Medical Practice for many years in...
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Lawrence "Larry the Barber" Urbany

April 29, 2021

Lawrence William Urbany affectionately known as "Larry the Barber", passed tranquilly at home, while sleeping, on Thursday April 29, 2021, at age 93. Larry was the loving husband of the late Theresa Urbany (who recently passed on January. 18, 2021). Larry was born April 5, 1928, in Carmichaels, Greene County, PA, to Frank and Anna Golden Urbany. Larry graduated from Cumberland Twp. High School...
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Charles "Chuck" Taylor

April 14, 2021

Charles "Chuck" Taylor, 67, a lifelong resident Brigantine passed away on Wednesday April 14, 2021. Chuck was born in Atlantic City to the late Edward and Victoria (Vanio) Taylor. Chuck was a graduate of Holy Spirit High School. He was an amateur photographer and astronomer. Chuck took many pictures of the outer limits. He was most proud of picture he was able to take of Nebula. He was also a...
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Diane Nabrzeski

April 6, 2021

Diane Nabrzeski, 61, of Lighthouse Point, FL went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday April 6, 2021. Born in Atlantic City, NJ she was the loving daughter of the late Raymond and Marion (Grottola) Herman. Diane was a graduate of Atlantic City High School class of 1978. Diane was a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, and best friend. She treasured spending time with family and friends and...
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Bobby G. Davis, SSG US Army(Ret)

April 6, 2021

Bobby G. Davis, SSG US Army Ret., 90, of Brigantine passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday April 6, 2021 surrounded by his family. Bobby was born in Rubottom, Oklahoma to the late Mark Andrew and Lillian Lozella (nee Weatherford) Davis. Bobby proudly served his country during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was a Food Inspector Specialist in the US Army. He retired with the rank as Staff...
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George "Buddy" Hak

April 1, 2021

George "Buddy" F. Hak, 86, of Brigantine, NJ went home to be with the Lord surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, April 1, 2021. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the loving son of the late George F. Sr. and Helen (Taggart) Hak. He was the devoted husband of Marian Rose (Colangelo) Hak, with whom he spent 64 blissful years. George bravely served with distinction in the United States Air...
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Joanne Richiutti

March 27, 2021

Joanne Richiutti, 74, reached the end of a valiant 20-year battle with Parkinson's disease on Saturday March 27, 2021. She was born in 1946 to the late Louis F. and Angela M. Richuitti in Youngstown, OH. In home hospice care, she inspired many with her positive, cheerful outlook in happy anticipation of heaven. She was a woman of great faith and often remarked that Jesus was her case manager...
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Sharon Costello Cohen

April 25, 1943 - March 26, 2021

Sharon Costello Cohen, 77, formerly Brigantine passed away on Friday March 26, 2021. Sharon was born in Atlantic City and was a graduate of Atlantic City High School. She lived in Ducktown and Pitney Village before moving to Brigantine where she raised her family. Sharon was a hair dresser at Susanne and More… Salon in Brigantine. Sharon also worked at the Taj Mahal Hotel and Casino in the VIP...
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Edward Frank Slawinski III

April 23, 1955 - March 23, 2021

Edward Frank Slawinski, III, 65, of Brigantine passed away on Tuesday March 23, 2021 at Atlanticare Regional Medical Center in Galloway. Edward was born at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He was formerly employed by Prime Turf Lawn Maintenance. Edward is survived by his mother Susan Giordano, his daughter Elaine Dunlap, his brother Michael Paul Slawinski, his sister Paula Ann Pizzuto and several...
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Robert Rodney Shupin

March 21, 2021

Robert Rodney Shupin, 88, of Brigantine, NJ went home to be with the Lord on Sunday March 21, 2021. Born in Paterson, NJ he was the faithful son of the late Anthony John and Rose Mary Pisano Shupin. He was the devoted husband of Maryanne (O'Neill) Shupin, with whom he spent the last 23 wonderful years. He is predeceased by his late wife, Dolly Shupin and his brother, Anthony (Eva) Shupin. ...
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Anthony "Tony" Tartaglia

March 16, 2021

Anthony Joseph Tartaglia Sr. (Tony) passed away peacefully on March 16, 2021. Anthony is survived by his three children (Tony Tartaglia, Jr, Denise Lewis and Lori Rappucci), 6 grandchildren (Kristen Watts, Anthony Tartaglia III (wife Gina), Michael Tartaglia, Jayme Tartaglia, Natalie Nesbitt (husband Zach) and Sophia Rappucci, and his 7 great-grandchildren. Anthony is also survived by his 5...
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Elizabeth "Bessie" Davenport

May 4, 1929 - March 14, 2021

Elizabeth "Bessie" Davenport, 92, of Brigantine passed away peacefully at home on Sunday March 14, 2021. Elizabeth was born in Philadelphia to the late Theodore and Fannie Reardon. Before moving to Brigantine, she resided in the Fox Chase section of Philadelphia where she was a parishioner of St Cecilia's Church for over 40 years. She will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. ...
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Anthony "Tony" Rosella

January 2, 1943 - March 13, 2021

Anthony "Tony" Rosella, 78, of Brigantine passed away Saturday March 13, 2021 at home with his family. Tony was born in Philadelphia to the late Orazio and Angela (Cardone) Rosella. He was the owner of Rosella Construction and was one of the last old-school concrete craftsmen. He was a faithful parishioner of St Thomas Church in Brigantine. He was a devoted and beloved husband, father,...
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Harry J. "Chick" Spiers

September 29, 1931 - March 13, 2021

SPIERS, HARRY J. "CHICK" - 89, of Brigantine, was surrounded by his children on Saturday March 13, 2021 when he went home to be with the love of his life and devoted wife of 57 years, Katherine "Ginger", and his sons, David and Mark, after a long and hard-fought battle against Alzheimer's Disease. There was no doubting the love Harry continued to have for his family during his fight, especially...
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Dolores R. Seidelmann

March 4, 2021

Dolores R. Seidelmann (nee Buckley), age 91 of Brigantine passed away on Wednesday March 4, 2021. Beloved wife of Frank Seidelmann for 49 years. Survived by daughter Jean Seidelmann; brother Eugene Buckley, Jr; and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Dolores worked for Transamerica Insurance Company for 45 years. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Monday...
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Salvatore Italiano

May 5, 1939 - February 24, 2021

Salvatore Italiano – 81, of Brigantine passed away peacefully while surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. Salvatore was born to Giuseppe and Crocifissa Italiano on May 5, 1939, in Delia, Sicily. Salvatore came to the United States in 1966. Upon his arrival to the US, Salvatore worked construction for Feriozzi Concrete. He went on to work as a bartender at family owned...
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Timothy "Timmy" Heenan

March 12, 1957 - February 21, 2021

Timothy John Heenan, known to his many friends as "Timmy", left this world on Sunday 2-21-21 due to complications from COPD and emphysema. Tim's kind heart, sense of humor and lively spirit will be greatly missed by his friends in Philadelphia, Brigantine and Cape May, a city he has called home for the last 6 years. His great personality made it easy for him to make friends from all walks of...
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Glenn Bowden Crane

March 10, 1930 - February 19, 2021

Glenn Bowden Crane, 90, of Brigantine died peacefully at home with his beloved Mary at his side Friday February 19, 2021. Glenn was born in Buffalo, NY to Harold and Donna Crane. In June 1992, he married Mary Polifka. Glenn was a service technician in the United States Air Force, and a Korean War veteran. He later earned his Bachelor's Degree from the State University of New York, Empire...
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Mary Oswald

May 10, 1939 - February 17, 2021

Mary Oswald, 81, of Brigantine, New Jersey passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. She was born in Lamar, SC to the late Mammie Carroway. She is preceded in death by her son Robert Campbell, sisters Viola Martin, Jeanette Moore and brother Robert Cooper. Mary grew up in a loving home alongside her siblings and cousins, attending the Florence County school system. She was very...
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Angela Ungaro

June 19, 1959 - February 15, 2021

Angela Ungaro,61, of Brigantine formerly of Philadelphia passed away on Monday February 15, 2021. Angela was born in Philadelphia to the late Salvatore and Caroline (Trombetta) Talotta. Angela was a teacher's assistant for special education students in the Philadelphia School District. Angela is survived by her beloved husband Adam V. Ungaro, III, her daughter Ashley Oldani and her husband John...
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Philamay "Biz" West

April 13, 1945 - February 10, 2021

Philamay "Biz" West, 75, of Brigantine NJ passed away on Wednesday February 10, 2021. Biz grew up in Drexel Hill PA and resided in the Andorra section of Philadelphia before retiring in Brigantine. Biz was a long-time employee of Bell of Pennsylvania (Bell Atlantic) serving as a supervisor and a trainer. She enjoyed reading, travelling, and gardening as well as later in life bocce, Quizzo, and...
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Anthony Catanio

June 28, 1935 - February 2, 2021

Anthony Catanio, 85, of Atlantic City passed away peacefully at home in the loving arms of his family on Tuesday February 2, 2021. Anthony was born in Philadelphia on 9TH and Catherine Streets. He attended Southeast Catholic now known as St John Neuman High School. Anthony was honored in the Hall of Fame of Basketball and Baseball at Southeast Catholic. Nicknamed Ben he was one of the winningest...
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Eileen M. McCusker

February 18, 1949 - January 31, 2021

Eileen M. McCusker, age 71, of Brigantine passed away peacefully surrounded by family members at home on Sunday January 31st, 2021. Born and raised in the city of Philadelphia, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. Joseph's University with a B.S. in Elementary Education in 1971. Eileen was a career educator, impacting the lives of many students over numerous generations. She taught grades K-4...
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Christian P. Chudzinski

January 22, 2021

Chudzinski, Christian, 47 of Mays Landing departed this life on Friday, January 22, 2021. He was born July 11, 1973 at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden, NJ. Christian spent his childhood growing up in the South Jersey area eventually calling Brigantine his permanent home. He attended Brigantine Schools and went on to Holy Spirit High School. After high school he worked locally, than finding...
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George E. Glomb

January 21, 2021

George Edward Glomb, 71, of Brigantine passed on quietly at home surrounded by his family on Thursday January 21, 2021, to join the mystic roll call of those who will come no more. Born in the Bronx, NY, in 1949, George graduated from Mount Saint Michael Academy in 1967. He then went on to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, to earn a graduate degree in Architectural Engineering....
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Donald Frances Chew

January 19, 2021

Donald Frances Chew, 75, of Galloway, NJ went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday January 19, 2021. Born in Chester, PA he was the son of the late Alfred K. and Mary V. (Ward) Chew. Donald was a devoted husband to Deborah (nee Riley) and stepfather to Matthew Murphy. Donald spent his early twenties serving our country in the U.S. Navy. Following his honorable discharge Don pursued a Bachelor's...
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Theresa George Urbany

February 6, 1930 - January 18, 2021

Theresa George Urbany of Brigantine, NJ, passed peacefully on Monday January 18, 2021, at age 90. Theresa was the loving wife of Lawrence W. Urbany (Larry the Barber). Theresa was born February 6, 1930, in Philadelphia to James A. George Sr. and Mary Ritondo George. Starting her childhood in South Philly, Theresa's family later moved to Bridgeton, NJ, where Theresa graduated from Bridgeton High...
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Ellen Ingersoll Plum

January 18, 2021

Ellen Ingersoll Plum, 91, of Galloway passed away Monday January 18, 2021. She was born in Linwood, NJ to the late Neva Ingersoll and Raymond B. Ingersoll. During her marriage of 63 years to the late Neil P. Plum she served many positions in support of church and charity, both in South Jersey and Florida. She attended Atlantic City Friends School, Briarcliff Junior College, and she received...
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Ann Hribik Faris

January 13, 2021

Ann Hribik Faris, 82, of Mays Landing formerly of Warminster, PA passed away on Wednesday January 13, 2021. She spent her retirement in NJ close to the beach and her family. Ann is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Frank Faris, brother Raymond Hribik, daughter Adrienne Sharp, son-in-law Jim Sharp, grandchildren Aubrey and Shane Atkinson, JJ and Brooke Sharp. She was proceeded in death...
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Catherine D. Quinlan

January 6, 2021

Catherine D. Quinlan, 90, of Brigantine passed away on Wednesday January 6, 2021. Catherine was born in Atlantic City to the late Nicholas and Fanny (Burdumy) Droboniku. She was a graduate of Stockton University. She was formerly employed as an office manager at Pantry Pride Food Stores. Catherine was an assistant Manager at Guarantee Bank/National Westminster Bank and then became a Senior...
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Rita J Ranieri

January 1, 2021

Rita J. Ranieri, 92, formerly of Egg Harbor Township and Brigantine, passed away on Friday January 1, 2021. Born in South Philadelphia to the late Pasquale and Josephine (Capalbo) Tricocci. Rita was a devote Catholic. She enjoyed playing Pinochle, gardening, reading books, cooking for her family and bowling with the senior league at the Harbor Lanes in Egg Harbor City. She was a lifelong Eagles...
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Becky Ann Halegoua

December 24, 2020

Becky Ann Halegoua, 80, of Brigantine passed away on Thursday December 24, 2020. Becky was born Middletown PA. to the late William and Jean (Phillips) Richards. Becky was a graduate of Cheltenham High School and lived in Oreland Pa. before moving to Brigantine. She was very generous and always full of life. Becky was a great hostess and she loved to dance. She was a devoted wife, mother and...
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Patricia Kosonen Reale

March 17, 1947 - December 12, 2020

Patricia Kosonen Reale, born March 17, 1947 on St. Patrick's Day found peace from her body, and her soul found God in Heaven on December 12, 2020. She passed away calmly and graciously at home with her family. 💜 Patricia was a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a cousin and most importantly a mother to five children; Shelly Fisher-Hewitt (Brian), David Fisher (Traci), Donna Moran (Gus), Steve...
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Frances "Fran" Marcozzi

November 30, 2020

Frances "Fran" Marcozzi, 84, of Brigantine, NJ went home to be with the Lord on Monday November 30, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Camden, NJ she was the daughter of the late Mario and Felicia "Phyllis" (Seri) Viti. She was the devoted wife of Emedio "Mimmy" Marcozzi who she married on Sept 25, 1954. Frances was a graduate of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Business School and worked...
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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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