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Our Obituaries

Lisa Anne Musumeci

July 24, 2022

Lisa Anne Musumeci (Sanchez), 38, of Brigantine passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family and friends on Sunday July 24, 2022. Lisa was born in Darby, Pa. to Robert and Nancy (Stanley) Musumeci on January 21, 1984. Lisa was employed at the City of Brigantine for 18 years. She was the administrative assistant to the Director of Public Works. Lisa was an incredible mother and was...
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William "Billy" Jones

July 13, 2022

William T. "Billy" Jones, 73, of Brigantine passed away peacefully on Wednesday July 13, 2022 after a courageous 3-year battle with metastatic kidney cancer. Billy was born in Manhattan, New York to the late William R. and Lillian (Carney) Jones. He was a graduate of Holy Spirit High School. After he graduated, Billy enlisted and proudly served his country during the Vietnam War in the Air Force....
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David P Tefankjian

July 5, 2022

David P. Tefankjian, 55, of Brigantine passed away in the early morning hours of July 5, 2022, after courageously battling stage IV advanced colon cancer. Against all odds, David never lost hope and always had faith. With a strong fighting spirit, he made sure he went out on his own terms. David was born in Drexel Hill Pennsylvania and moved to Brigantine as a young child, which has been...
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John H Ciabattoni

June 17, 2022

John Ciabattoni of Brigantine, New Jersey passed away peacefully on Friday, June 17, 2022 at the age of 91. Born in Philadelphia to John and Catherina Ciabattoni on October 31, 1930. John is survived by his wife Madeline Rodden Ciabattoni (Sulimay), daughter Cathy Pearce, son Richard Ciabattoni (Amy), and stepdaughters Jeanine Rodden Oleksiak (Shawn), and Dana Rodden de Beaulac (Andrew). John was...
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Katherine "Lovey" Manera

June 17, 2022

Katherine "Lovey" Manera, 92, of Mays Landing formerly of Brigantine passed away on Friday June 17, 2022. Katherine was born in Camden to the late Walter and Eva (nee McMahon) Karlsen. She was formerly employed at Sears & Roebuck Co. in the Shore and Hamilton Malls for over 20 years until her retirement. Prior to that Katherine sold Avon products and worked at Kohr Brothers Ice Cream on the...
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June J. Storr

June 12, 2022

June J. Storr, 81, of Brigantine, NJ went home to be with the Lord on Sunday June 12, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. Born in New York City, NY she was the loving daughter of the late Alfred and Frances Smith. June was a homemaker, who worked all her life to provide a warm and loving home for her family. She welcomed all of her children's and grandchildren's friends to her home for...
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Tina Sirenne

June 4, 2022

Tina Marie Sirenne, age 62, passed away on June 4, 2022, after battling breast cancer. Tina was the daughter of the late Joseph Sirenne and the late Norma Ann (nee Gallaccio) Sirenne. She grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Tina was the third of four children, the late Joseph Sirenne, the late Luann Wons (Joseph), and her younger sister Jill Meissler (Richard). She loved watching the...
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Joseph G. Chrysler

May 29, 2022

Chrysler, Joseph G. ,74, of Mays Landing formerly of Brigantine and Springfield, PA passed away on Sunday May 29, 2022. Joe was born in Philadelphia to the late Marvin and Margaret (nee Hodgson) Chrysler. Joe was a self-employed carpenter. He started building homes as a young teenager with his father. Joe came to Brigantine and fell in love with the island. He decided Brigantine was where he...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Tilli

May 23, 2022

Elizabeth "Betty" Tilli, 96, of Brigantine passed away on Monday May 23, 2022. Betty was born in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia to the late Joseph and Elizabeth (nee Benischek) Rosica. Betty was employed at the Frankford Arsenal as an ammunition assembler during World War II. She was also the first woman school bus driver for the School District of Philadelphia. Most importantly she was a...
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Winifred Callahan

May 3, 2022

Winifred H. Callahan, 84, of Brigantine passed away suddenly on Tuesday May 3, 2022. Winnie was born in Philadelphia PA. to the late William J. Jr. and Helen P. (Conway) Ferry. Winnie grew up in Kensington, before moving to Juniata Park then ultimately retiring in Brigantine, NJ. She graduated from St Anne's Grammar School and then attended Nazareth Academy. After her freshman year she...
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Elsie Virelli

April 28, 2022

Elsie Virelli, 98, of Naples, Florida, formally of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania and Brigantine, New Jersey, passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2022 in Naples. Elsie was born in Darby, Pennsylvania to the late Fortunato and Lydia (nee Albini) Colombo. She was a graduate of Darby High School where she was president of her class as a junior and the class secretary in her sophomore and senior years. She...
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Bernardo Celano

April 20, 2022

Bernardo Celano, 83, of Brigantine, NJ entered into rest on Wednesday April 20, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Borgetto, Sicily he was the devoted son of the late Salvatore and Anna (Cangialosi) Celano. He was the loving husband of Josephine (Pizzo) Celano with whom he spent over 54 blissful years with. Bernardo came to America and worked tirelessly every day of his life to...
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Antoinette T. Walsh

April 19, 2022

Antoinette T. Walsh, 94, of Brigantine, NJ went home to be with the lord and be reunited with her beloved daughter Karen Ann Walsh and son John W. Walsh. Ann was the loving daughter of the late Anthony and Dominica "Mamie" (Ferro) Orlando. She was the devoted wife of the late John Patrick Walsh. Ann was a Telephone operator and supervisor with Bell Telephone in Atlantic City, NJ for most of...
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Erin Anastasia Phillips

April 17, 2022

Erin Anastasia Phillips, 37, of Brigantine was called by the Lord to be with her mother in heaven, (Colleen Phillips), on Sunday April 17, 2022. Erin was born in Drexel Hill, PA but spent the majority of her life in Brigantine, NJ. Erin had a natural talent for drawing and painting with watercolors. She also used her magic to produce artistic creations from arts and crafts, but her greatest...
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George "Beau" B. Scott

April 14, 2022

George "Beau" B. Scott, Jr., 76, of Brigantine, NJ went home to be with the Lord on Thursday April 14, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Philadelphia, PA he was the son of the late George B. Scott, Sr. and Mary (Alteri) Scott. He was the loving husband of Margaret "Peggy" M. (Hemphill) Scott whom he married in June of 2003 and spent many a blissful year with. George was a...
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Geraldine Thiel

April 13, 2022

Geraldine Margaret Thiel, 87, of Brigantine formerly of Philadelphia passed away peacefully on Wednesday April 13, 2022. Our beloved mother and grandmother was born in Philadelphia on November 15,1934 to the late Theodore Henry, Sr and Mable (Lenhart) Thompson. Geraldine and her husband formerly owned and operated the Lincoln Drive Deli in Philadelphia. She is predeceased by her husband Raymond...
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Judith Adele Neville

April 11, 2022

Neville, Judith Adele (nee Hempstead), 74, of Brigantine passed away on Monday April 11, 2022. Judy was born in Queens and first lived in Kew Gardens, NY. When Judy was 7, the Hempsteads moved to Elmwood Park, NJ where Judy attended their local schools and was graduated from Elmwood Park High School, where she was a majorette in the school band. She attended Fairleigh Dickinson University, in...
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Joyce M. Corrigan

April 11, 2022

Joyce M. Corrigan, 77, of Brigantine passed away on Monday April 11, 2022. Joyce was born in Philadelphia. She attended Visitation BVM grammar school and she graduated from Little Flower High School. Joyce and her husband Joe lived in Nether Providence, Pa before they moved to Brigantine. They operated The Clipper Ship Motel in Brigantine for several years. Joyce is survived by her beloved...
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Desiree DePasquale

April 9, 2022

Desiree DePasquale, 55, of Old Bridge, NJ passed away suddenly on Saturday April 9, 2022. She was born on May 27, 1966, and lived in Philadelphia, PA, where she attended Parkway Day School for elementary and two years at Northeast High School. She then moved to Brigantine, NJ, and graduated from Holy Spirit High School in 1984. Desiree loved children and spent several years working as a Nanny for...
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Carl Rutledge

April 9, 2022

RUTLEDGE, CARL, 70, of Brigantine passed away peacefully on Saturday April 9, 2022 after suffering from a short term battle with cancer. He was born in Philadelphia and then resided in Haddon Heights where he attended high school and lastly lived in Brigantine. Educated with a degree in Geology at Rutger's University, Carl always believed that education was important and "knowledge is golden". He...
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Linda Hampton

March 31, 2022

Linda J. Hampton 73, of Brigantine, NJ passed away on Thursday March 31, 2022. She was the beloved wife of the late Alvan (Al) Marchand Hampton Jr. Linda was born in Waterbury, CT on March 3, 1949, daughter of the late John and Irene Lyman. She attended Waterbury Public Schools. After graduating high school, she attended nursing school in Connecticut and became a licensed practical nurse, a...
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Ronald J. Vuillermet

March 22, 2022

Ronald J. Vuillermet, 82, of Brigantine, NJ went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday March 22, 2022 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Born in Philadelphia, PA he was the loving son of the late Raynerd and Susanna (Rossi) Vuillermet and the devoted husband of Phyllis H. (Barczewski) Vuillermet. Ronald was a truck driver all his adult life working in Philadelphia and was a...
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James J. Walker

March 18, 2022

James J. Walker, 83, of Brigantine, formerly of Philadelphia, passed away on Friday March 18, 2022 at his daughter's home in Franklinville NJ. Jim was born in Philadelphia to the late James J. and Katherine Walker. He proudly served his country in the US Army. Jim received his Master's Degree in business from LaSalle University. He was formerly employed by the US Government at the Navy Yard in...
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Marie (Calabrese) Nathanson

March 4, 2022

NATHANSON, MARIE (CALABRESE) 98 - of Brigantine, passed away peacefully on Friday morning. Marie was born in Atlantic City and was raised on Virginia Avenue, later living in Venice Park, Ventnor and Egg Harbor Township for decades. She was a beloved mother to her two daughters, Diane (Edward) Wynne of Linwood and Lynda (Roy) Sutton of Brigantine. Marie was "Nan", an active and loving grandmother...
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Dolores F. Bauer

February 21, 2022

Dolores F. Bauer, 98, of Brigantine passed away on Monday February 21, 2022. Dolores was born to the late Thomas and Sara (Shearon) Finn. She was the beloved wife of the late William Bauer and is survived by her daughters Madelyn Giannavei, Anita Laielli (Ron), Teresa Diamantopoulos (Bill) and her son Eugene Bauer (Cassandra). Dolores is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren...
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Kathleen Eiden "Kathy" Arnold

February 16, 2022

Kathy Eiden Arnold, 76, of Rocky Hill, Connecticut, formerly of Brigantine, died Wednesday February 16, 2022. Kathy was a 1963 graduate of Atlantic City High School and was crowned Miss Brigantine that same year. Kathy enjoyed her younger years ballet dancing and never lost her love of the ocean, beach and cheesesteak subs. Kathy spent her life helping others as a social worker, receiving her...
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Gloria Furia

February 15, 2022

Gloria Furia, 88, of Brigantine passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday February 15,2022 with her daughter Cynthia and son in law Joseph by her side. She is now home with the Lord. Gloria was the daughter of Saverio and Guisippina Natale. Gloria was the loving wife of the late Vincent Furia and the youngest of six sisters, Connie, Mary, Anna, Antoinette and Ursula. Gloria is survived by...
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Willie Lewis

February 15, 2022

Willie Lewis, 80, of Brigantine, New Jersey, joined his departed family and friends in Heaven on Tuesday, February 15, 2022. Chef Willie Lewis was a Hall of Fame chef, author, and sauce master with a passion for bringing joyful dining experiences through flavors, textures, and tastes that delighted palates and ignited the imagination. He was also a loving husband and father, a mentor, and a...
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Jennifer Ann Rodden

February 9, 2022

Jennifer Ann Rodden, 56, of Brigantine, NJ passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 in Fort Mohave, AZ. Jennifer was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, sister-in-law, & friend who brought so much joy & laughter to this world, it will shine in our hearts & the hearts of everyone she touched, forever. After graduating from Saint Hubert's High School in Philadelphia, PA, Jennifer...
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Joy Emma Coleman

February 7, 2022

Joy Emma Coleman, 60, of Brigantine passed away on Monday February 7, 2022. Joy was born in Atlantic City to the late Howard A. and Dorothea C. (Rowan) Dickerson. She was formerly employed as a cashier at Acme Market and as a dispatcher at Beach Vans in Brigantine. Joy was the beloved wife of the late Don E. Coleman and she is survived by her son Nicholas Richard Coleman and her daughter...
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Charles Robinson

February 6, 2022

Charles Robinson, 90, of Brigantine passed away on Sunday February 6, 2022. Charles was born in Chicago, Illinois to the late James and Jane Robinson. Charlie was a graduate of Georgetown University. He proudly served his country during the Korean War in the US Army. Charlie was member of the Masters, Mates & Pilots Union in New York. He was a retired ship Captain. During his career, he commanded...
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Robert "Bob" L. Simpson

February 4, 2022

Robert "Bob" L. Simpson, 73, of Brigantine, NJ went home to be with the Lord on Friday February 4, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Atlantic City, NJ he was the son of the late Charles and Ruth (Shaw) Simpson and the loving husband of Lorraine (Purdy) Simpson with whom he spent 47 blissful years with. Robert attended and graduated from Atlantic City and Brigantine Grammar School...
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Francis and Margaret Walsh

January 30, 2022 - February 1, 2022

Walsh, Margaret and Francis of Spring Lake Heights NJ. Margaret, 90, passed away on Sunday January 30, 2022. She was born in New Brunswick to the late Robert and Margaret (nee McNamee) Horan. Margaret was a devoted housewife and mother. Margaret and Frank are survived by their twin daughters Mary Harper (Norman) and Elizabeth "Beth" Cipollini (Auggie). They are also survived by their...
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Ruth J. Haneman

January 27, 2022

Ruth J. Haneman, 92, of Brigantine, passed away on Thursday January 27, 2022. Ruth was born in Philadelphia to the late Willard and Ada (Barnstead) Jackson. Ruth studied to become a nurse at community college. Because she was a devoted wife and mother she had to leave school to take care of her growing family. She was very athletic. She enjoyed playing volleyball at the North School Gym, bowling...
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Karen Ann Walsh

January 26, 2022

Karen Ann Walsh, 66, of Brigantine, NJ went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday January 26, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Bronx, NY she was the loving daughter of Antoinette (Orlando) Walsh and the late John P. Walsh. Karen was an extremely loved and highly respected caregiver to many locals in the community of Brigantine. She was well known for her love of music, dancing,...
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Raymond Kretz

January 24, 2022

Raymond Kretz, 84, of Brigantine, NJ went home to be with the Lord on Monday January 24, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Philadelphia, PA he was the son of the late Steve and Mary Rita (Konewal) Kretz. He was the devoted husband of Bernadette (Vanrell) Kretz to whom he had been married to for over 63 years. Raymond was a graduate of Southeast Catholic High School for Boys in...
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Regina P. Stretch

January 21, 2022

Regina P. Stretch, 89, of Brigantine passed away on Friday January 21, 2022. She was surrounded by her loving family. Regina was born in Philadelphia to late Paul and Regina (Carroll) Stretch. Regina received a Bachelor's Degree in History from Immaculata University and she earned her Master's Degree and Supervisors Certificate from Villanova University. Regina was the head of the History...
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Albert E. Latzko

January 20, 2022

Albert E. Latzko, 90, of Brigantine passed away on Thursday January 20, 2022, with his family by his side. Albert was born and raised in Philadelphia. He moved to Brigantine in 1978. He is the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Yancik) Latzko. Albert proudly served his country in the US Army. He was the recipient of two Purple Hearts for injuries he received while fighting in the Korean War. He...
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Regina McHenry

January 19, 2022

Regina McHenry, 81, of Brigantine, passed away on Wednesday January 19, 2022. Regina was born in Philadelphia to the late Joseph A. and Lydia "Jerry" (Newmann) McHenry. She was a graduate of St Hubert's High for Girls in Philadelphia. She attended the University of Houston where she received a degree in Bi-Lingual and Bi-Cultural Education. She taught school in the Houston School District before...
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Charles "Chuck" Vesceri, Jr.

December 22, 1948 - January 17, 2022

Charles "Chuck" Vesceri, Jr., 73, of Brigantine NJ, passed away on Monday, January 17, 2022. Chuck was born and raised in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania. He was the son of the late Charles "Chuck" Vesceri, Sr. and Rose Innocent Vesceri. At a young age, he was a golf caddy at Connoquenessing Country Club, and Chuck played baseball, taking on the role of catcher for the team. He was determined to...
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Luke Fannon III

January 9, 2022

Luke Fannon III, 82, a longtime resident of Brigantine, NJ and formerly of Monroe, CT and Penllyn, PA, was called to heaven on January 9, 2022. He was surrounded by his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, his companion Kay Crist, and loving family members. Luke was born in Chester, PA and was a proud alumnus of St. James Catholic High School and Mount St. Mary's University (Emmitsburg...
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Patricia Nora Kowaleski

January 5, 2022

Patricia Nora Kowaleski, 75 of Brigantine passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on January 5, 2022. Patty was born in Philadelphia to the late Thomas and Marie (Ahern) Gallagher. She was proud graduate of Little Flower High School. She was formerly employed at the I.R.S in Philadelphia, the Brigantine School System, and the Atlantic County Utilities Authority where she made many...
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Peter C. Cosentino, Sr.

January 1, 2022

After an accomplished and fulfilling life filled with family joys, committed friends and an inspired community, Peter C. Cosentino Sr. passed on Jan 1, 2022. He left living, the love of his life of 56 years, Judi Cosentino, their two sons, Peter Jr and Stephen, daughters in-law Janice and Erin, grandchildren Stephen Jr., Aidan, Brian and his brothers Louis and John (Tippy). He was surrounded at...
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Nicholas "Nick" Marchesani

December 30, 2021

Nicholas Philip Marchesani, 60, of Brigantine passed away after a brief illness on Thursday December 30, 2021. Nick was born in Philadelphia to Louis and JoAnn (Mangraviti) Marchesani. He was a graduate of Monsignor Bonner High School where he excelled on their hockey team. He was a very good golfer and he also played amateur hockey with Guns and Hoses in Atlantic City. He was a self-employed...
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Jennie M. Cassello

December 28, 2021

Jennie M. Cassello, 82, of Brigantine passed away on Tuesday December 28, 2021. Jennie was born in Philadelphia to the late Augustine and Josephine (Venuti) Franceschetti. She was formerly employed at Harrah's Hotel and Casino in the Telemarketing Department and before she retired, she was the Tax Assessor in the City of Brigantine. Jennie is survived by beloved her husband Gaeton Cassello Jr....
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Elizabeth Welsh

December 23, 2021

Elizabeth Welsh, 54, of Brigantine passed away after a courageous battle with breast cancer on Thursday December 23, 2021. Elizabeth was born in Camden, New Jersey to Barbara (née Stephen) Welsh and the late Joseph Welsh. She was employed as a driver for Taylor Care adult day care in Galloway before she became ill. She is survived by her daughter Barbara Jean Kirby and her husband Bryan of...
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Diane F. Fortis

December 23, 2021

Diane F. Fortis, 80, of Brigantine passed away on Wednesday December 22, 2021. Diane was born in Camden to the late John and Talia (Costan) MacFarlan. Diane was a member of Union Local 54. She was a bartender at Bally's Hotel and Casino for 30 years before she retired. Diane loved to travel and going to the casinos. She also enjoyed going to shows and visiting Las Vegas. Diane is survived by her...
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Joseph J Marcolongo

December 20, 2021

Joseph (Joe) J. Marcolongo of Brigantine, NJ passed away peacefully at the age of 93. Beloved husband of 63 years to Mary (nee Surace), devoted father of Rosemarie McKee and Valerie (Willem) Ebersohn; loving grandfather of Gillian, Marthinus and Aletta; loving uncle to nieces and nephews. Joe was born in Camden NJ, the second of five children and the eldest son to the late Giuseppe and Theresa ...
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Philip J. Waschko

December 20, 2021

Philip J. Waschko, 92, of Brigantine passed away peacefully on Monday December 20, 2021. Philip was born in Philadelphia to the late Philip and Josephine Waschko. Philip was an insurance agent for over 30 years for State Farm Insurance Company in Philadelphia. After his retirement he moved to Boca Raton Florida before moving to live with his son in Brigantine in 2018. Phil enjoyed going to the...
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Guido Cassetta

December 7, 2021

Guido Cassetta, 78, of Brigantine, NJ passed from this life on Tuesday, December 7, 2021. Born in Rome, Italy, he moved to the U.S. in his late teens, making his life in Washington, DC. As an international photojournalist and later producer/director, Guido travelled extensively in the Americas, Asia, Australia, and Europe. A proud member of the White House News Photographers Association, his...
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Joseph D. Maiorano

December 7, 2021

Joseph D. Maiorano, 90, of Brigantine passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday December 7, 2021 with his family at his side. Joe was born in Philadelphia to the late Giuseppe and Carmella (Zucca) Maiorano. He was a graduate of Southeast Catholic High School. Joe was the proprietor of the Golden Show Bar in the Germantown section of the city. He was proud to be the Commissioner...
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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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