Patricia F. “Pat” Fowler

Patricia F. “Pat” Fowler, age 71 of Sharptown, died Thursday, October 12, 2017 in her home with her family by her side. Born in Salem, daughter of the late Frank & Sarah (Estes) Freas, she was a 1964 graduate of Woodstown High School. After high school, Pat worked as a waitress at the Cowtown Steakhouse, where she met her husband, “Corn”. She worked most of her career at Farmers Mutual Insurance in Salem, and she also worked as a dietician at Friends Home. She loved her grandchildren and devoted her life to caring for her husband and children. She enjoyed swimming in her pool, and she loved her dogs, Brut and Annie. She had a lifelong love for singing and dancing.

Pat is survived by her son, Scott E. Fowler(Lorrie); her daughter, Kim Nelson(Kary); her grandchildren, Bridgette Remster(Philip), Shawna Fowler, Wyatt Nelson(Jenna), and Chase Nelson; and her cousin, Betty Lee Falconer. Betty and Pat along with their cousin, Dorothy Hagerman, who predeceased them, were like sisters as they grew up together. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 44 years, William E. “Corn” Fowler, in August of 2009.

Friends are invited to visit with Pat’s family from 5 to 7 PM on Monday, October 16th in the H.T. Layton Funeral Home, 102 S. Main St., Woodstown. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Pat’s memory to Home to Stay Health Care Solutions, 383 North Kings Highway, Suite 210, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034, or to Bayada Hospice, 603 North Broad St., #301, Woodbury, NJ 08096.

Please visit www.htlayton.com to leave a note of condolence to the family. Arrangements are by the H.T. Layton Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

 

 

 

Alice E. Chrzanowski

Alice Emma (nee Stoffels) Chrzanowski, 80, wife of John R. Chrzanowski and a resident of Melfa, VA, passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family. A native of Woodstown, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Louis Stoffels and the late Emma Corson Stoffels Brennan. She was a member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Onley, VA and the Eastern Shore Ladies Auxiliary #6963.

She is survived by three children, Cindylou (Jesse) Nelson, Lisa (Thomas) Burns and Nadine Chrzanowski and her partner, James W. Targett, Jr. She was predeceased by her brothers, William Stoffels and Charles Stoffels.

Funeral services in Virginia will be conducted Friday, October 13, 2017, at 11:00 AM at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church with Father Rogelio L. Abadano officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 860, Onley, VA 23418.

A Memorial service in New Jersey will be held at 2 PM on Sunday, October 22nd in the H.T. Layton Funeral Home, 102 S. Main St., Woodstown, NJ, where friends are invited to visit from 1 PM until the time of the memorial service. Please visit www.htlayton.com to leave a note of condolence to the family.

Catherine M. Brown

Catherine M. Brown (DeLay) peacefully passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Merion Gardens Assisted Living.

She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary DeLay. Born and raised in Tamaqua, PA, she graduated from Philadelphia General Hospital with her RN degree, married Dr. Hubert V. Brown, moved to Penns Grove, NJ where she raised her family.

In addition to being a devoted mother, she served as the Salem County Visiting Nurse, was active in St. James Church and the Franciscan Society.

She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Hubert V. Brown, and her 4 siblings (Marie, Esther, Bernadette, and William). She is survived by her 5 children, Hugh (Dolly) Brown, Thomas (Jackie) Brown, Maryanne (Don) Mackay, Catherine (Jim) LaPalomento, Rosemary (Joe) Glutting, her 6 grandchildren, Barry Michael Brown, Mary Elizabeth Ditolvo, James LaPalomento, Kathleen Williams, Andrea Heiken, Patrick Brown, 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM on Thursday, October 12th in the Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit Church, formerly St. Joseph’s RC Church, 51 Broad St., Woodstown, where friends are invited to visit from 10 AM until the time of Mass. Burial will follow Mass in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Please visit www.htlayton.com to leave a note of condolence to the family. Arrangements are by the H.T. Layton Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

 

Robert W. Stecher

Robert W. “Bob” Stecher, age 80 of Woodstown, died Friday, October 6, 2017 in his home with his family by his side.

Born in Jefferson, NJ, he was the son of the late Robert W. & Rose (Swanson) Stecher. Bob attended the Camden Vo-Tech School, and he worked his entire career in demolition contracting. He started working with Cleveland Wrecking in 1970 as a demolition superintendent, and in 1997, he continued working for Pierson Construction until his retirement in December of 2010. Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating. He also had a passion for race cars, first as an owner/operator in the 1960’s at the old Vineland Speedway circle track and later regularly attending Bridgeport Speedway. Most important of all, he adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and they adored him.

Bob is survived by his wife of 42 years, Joyce M. (Hislop); his son, Bob H.(Carol) Stecher; his daughters, Debbie A. Stecher and Lisa R. Dickenson; his grandchildren, Leslie(Bobby), Jake(Sherri), Shannon, Harry(Tori), Bobby, Tina, and Laura; his great-grandchildren, Brody, Lilah, Braden, Bruno, Lily, Blake, and Emilie; his sisters, Dolly(Cliff) and Kathi; his aunt, Emily; his sisters-in-law, Carol, Rose, Elaine, and Diane; his brother-in-law, Richard; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his parents, Bob was predeceased by his sisters, Rosemarie and Louise, and his brothers, Richard and Kenny.

A memorial service will be held at 11 AM on Friday, October 13th in the H.T. Layton Funeral Home, 102 S. Main St., Woodstown, where friends are invited to visit from 9 AM until the time of service. Burial will follow the memorial service in St. Joseph’s RC Cemetery in Woodstown. Please visit www.htlayton.com to leave a note of condolence to his family. Arrangements are by the H.T. Layton Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

Kenneth H. Garrison

Kenneth Hiles Garrison, age 74, of Elmer passed away Sunday, Oct 1, 2017 in residence at Golden Rehab, Salem. Kenny attended Woodstown High School. He worked on his father’s dairy farm for many years. Predeceased by his parents John and Elsie (Hiles) Garrison, brother, Russell, sisters Evelyn Taylor and Jane Liber. Survived by sisters Doreen Sickler, Blanche Dunn, and Alice Loveland. Survived by children, Lee Ann, Doug, Keith, 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, October 5th in the H.T. Layton Funeral Home, 102 S. Main St., Woodstown, where friends are invited to visit from 10 AM until the time of service. Burial will follow the service in Lawnside Cemetery. Please visit www.htlayton.com to leave a note of condolence to the family. Arrangements are by the H.T. Layton Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

 

Denise B. Abbott

Watch Journey of Remembrance Video TributeDENISE B. ABBOTT (DeDe) (Dee) passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Born July of 1956, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Elizabeth (nee Camp) Bubier. Dee graduated from Salem High School in 1974. She was a nurse at Memorial Hospital of Salem County for forty years. Continuing her education, she received a Master of Science in Nursing from Wilmington College in 2001 . Dee is survived by her husband, Terry F. Abbott; a brother, Ernest Bubier; a sister, Merri Beth Pike; an aunt, numerous nieces, great-nieces, a nephew and great-nephews, four sisters-in-law and their families. She will be greatly missed by everyone including her coworkers. A funeral service for Denise will be held at 12 Noon on Thursday, September 28th in the H.T. Layton Funeral Home, 102 S. Main St., Woodstown, where friends are invited to visit from 9 AM until the time of service. Following the funeral service, burial will be at Lawnside Cemetery in Woodstown. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to any cancer fighting foundation. Please visit www.htlayton.com to leave a note of condolence to the family. Arrangements are by the H.T. Layton Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

 

 

 

Carol G. Ruhl

Carol G. Ruhl, nee Gaun, age 77, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017.

Born and raised in Woodstown, Carol was a 1957 graduate of Woodstown High School. Her mother, Anna Duffy Gaun, also graduated from Woodstown High in 1920. According to her Senior yearbook, Carol was willing to help anyone, enjoyed dancing, worked on and edited the yearbook, The Woodstonian, served on the Library Council, and sang in Chorus and Glee Club.

Carol graduated from Goldy Beacom College and became a legal secretary for several Salem County lawyers. She married G. Howard Ruhl, Jr., WHS class of 1955, and they were married for 57 years. They have three children, Susie (Rich), Ward (Sandy), and Melanie (Ken); eight grandchildren, Rich Jr., Caitlin (Nathan), Cheriah (Jimmy), Geo, Jordan, Isabelle, Sophia, and Julia; and four great-grandchildren, Anthony, Kembell, Levi, and Willa. She is also survived by her sister, Anna, and many nephews and nieces.

Carol was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Anna (Duffy) Gaun; her sisters, Millie, Mary Ann, and Dorothy “Patsy”, and her brother, Jimmy.

Carol enjoyed being with her family and friends, especially celebrating special occasions and relaxing on Stone Harbor Beach.

One of Carol’s favorite past times, was collecting and visiting lighthouses all up and down the coast from Texas to Maine. She only missed a couple of lighthouses in her adventures. Her favorite lighthouse is Sandy Hook at Highlands/Sandy Hook, NJ. In her middle years, you would find Carol square dancing and round dancing with her husband, Howard, and many other close friends with the Hoedowners, the Rainbow Squares, and the Salem County Stompers. She danced at many Civil War balls (annually at Gettysburg) and made her own Civil War ball gowns and Howard’s uniforms. Carol helped cook many meals and perpetuated living history Civil War battle encampments for the learning experience of the public.

Many of her children and grandchildren benefitted with new outfits, accessories, and huggable pets that Mom-Mom’s beautiful skills sewed and crocheted.

Her love of music showed, serving as the church organist (she taught herself to play the piano) and singing alto in the St. Luke’s Church Choir.

She was active with her children and grandchildren, leading a girl scout troop, leading 4-H Square Dance Club (they went to Flemington Championships), driving to and attending activities such as football, soccer, dance recitals, concerts, baseball and softball, to name a few.

Every day one could find Carol reading books and working crossword puzzles. Carol will be greatly missed and her beautiful memory will live on in her family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Friday, September 15th in the H.T. Layton Funeral Home, 102 S. Main St., Woodstown, where friends are invited to visit from 9 AM until the time of service. Burial will follow the funeral service in Lawnside Cemetery in Pilesgrove. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Sandy Hook Foundation, 84 Mercer Rd., Highland, NJ 07732.

Please visit www.htlayton.com to leave a note of condolence to the family. Arrangements are by the H.T. Layton Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

 

 

Arden M. Lippincott

Arden M. Lippincott, 87, passed away on Friday, September 8th, 2017, at Merion Gardens Assisted Living in Carneys Point. Devoted wife of Lynn, beloved mother of Lynn Jr., Gary, (both of MA), Mark (Kim McGhee) of Toronto, Canada, Hope Kibler, and Lesa Swift and sister of Benjamin F. McTyre (Janet). Grandmother of Ian (Courtney) Lippincott, Aja (Frank) Talarico, Aaron Lippincott, Sean and Ryan Swift, and Nicole Kibler and great grandmother to Lochlyn Lippincott. She was a graduate of Woodstown High School, lifelong resident of Pilesgrove, and faithful member of St. John’s UMC of Harrisonville. Her love of Ocean City, NJ brought her and her husband of 67 years together and many other fond memories for friends and family. In addition to raising five children and keeping a lovely home, she enjoyed cross stitching and quilting, reading (especially mysteries), lounging poolside, collecting and making baskets, and watching the Eagles. She will be dearly missed.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, September 14th in the H.T. Layton Funeral Home, 102 S. Main St., Woodstown, where friends are invited to visit from 10 AM until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. John’s UMC of Harrisonville, P.O. Box 2, Harrisonville, NJ 08039. Please visit www.htlayton.com to leave a note of condolence to the family. Arrangements are by the H.T. Layton Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

 

 

Joan M. Banick

Joan M. Banick, age 75 of Pilesgrove, died Thursday, September 7, 2017 in her home with her family by her side.

Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late John Wayne Sr. & Rachel (Ruhl) Hannah. Joan was a 1960 graduate of Woodstown High School, and she earned her Associate’s degree from Salem Community College in 1981. She had worked as a draftsman at PSEG.

Joan was a tireless advocate for people in our community with developmental disabilities to preserve their rights. She was a board member for many years with the ARC of Salem County and served as board president for the past two years. She was involved in the planning and participated in the annual Day In the Sun event in Salem County and numerous other ARC holiday dinners and dances. Everyone who knew her loved her. She loved the beach, especially her little beach cottage in Ocean City, NJ, and she, along with her husband, spent the past fourteen years wintering in Punta Gorda, FL.

Joan is survived by her husband of 56 years, Dave Banick; her daughters, Barbara Lamb-Bagby, Deborah Banick, Tracy Banick-Demarest (& husband, Steve), and Terry Banick; her grandchildren, Amber Minguez, Joseph and Meilyn Brace, Kaitlin and Mickey Demarest, and Sammie Boyer; three great-grandchildren; and her sisters, Betty Fessler and Dorothy Buzby. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, John Wayne Hannah, Jr.

Funeral services will be held at 10 AM on Monday, September 11th in the H.T. Layton Funeral Home, 102 S. Main St., Woodstown, where friends are invited to visit from 5 to 7 PM on Sunday evening and from 9 to 10 AM on Monday morning. Burial will be in Lawnside Cemetery in Pilesgrove. The family wishes that memorial contributions be made to The ARC of Salem County. The Salem Health and Wellness Foundation had selected The ARC of Salem County as a participant in its 2017 Matching Gift Program. As a result, donations should be made to Salem Health & Wellness Foundation, 91-A South Virginia Ave., Carneys Point, NJ 08069. Please be sure to specify the donation is to the ARC of Salem County in Joan’s memory.

Please visit www.htlayton.com to leave a note of condolence to the family. Arrangements are by the H.T. Layton Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

Mildred S. Davis

Mildred S. Davis, age 83 of Mannington. NJ passed away Monday, September 4, 2017 at her home with family by her side. Born in Salem, NJ she was the daughter of the late David & Clara Simpkins.

 

Mrs. Davis enjoyed playing Bingo with family and friends, word search puzzles and trips to the casino.

 

Mrs. Davis is survived by her daughter, Patti L. Davis (Robbie) of Mannington, NJ, her son Lewis S. Davis IV, of Mannington NJ, her granddaughter Tabbi Lu Davis, of Elmer, NJ., her niece Tina Marker(Bill), of Deptford, NJ who she considered her adopted daughter, sister-in-law Judith Sparks, of Pennsville, NJ and other nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband, Lewis S. Davis III.

 

A very special thank you to the staff at the Memorial Home Health Care and Hospice and the Phoenix Housecall Associates of South Jersey, LLC. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 1pm in Salem County War Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, Rt. 45, Pilesgrove, NJ.

Please visit www.htlayton.com to leave a note of condolence to the family.

Arrangements are under the direction of H.T. Layton Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Woodstown,NJ 856.769.1515