Monday, March 4, 2013
Hilda O. Pschunder was a faithful member of Trinity Episcopal Church and a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Funeral services will be held this week.
Monday, March 4
Hilda O. (Weiler) Pschunder, of Moorestown, passed away on March 4 at her home. She was 90. Born in Vienna, Austria, she survived the bombings of World War II, earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Vienna, and was fluent in several languages. She emigrated with her family to Watertown, NY, in 1954, and moved to Moorestown in 1959. Hilda was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and a member of the Alter Guild of Trinity Episcopal Church in Moorestown for more than 35 years and a member of the Austrian-American Federation. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Ralph Pschunder, to whom she was married for 69 years; her three sons, Harald (Barbara), Herbert, Wilfred (Tess); her daughter, Heidi (Glenn) Eckenhoff; her grandchildren…
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Gordon M. Marshall spent many years with the Library Company of Philadelphia, and his downtime renovating and restoring his Victorian home in Moorestown.
Sunday, March 3
Gordon M. Marshall Jr., of Moorestown, died peacefully at home on Feb. 13, after a long battle with cancer. Marshall was born on Aug. 11, 1942, in Patterson, and spent his early years in Chicago and California. A 1960 graduate of Polytechnic High School in Riverside, CA, he graduated from Whittier College in 1964. After earning a master’s degree in early American history from Clark University in Worcester, MA, he taught history at Worcester Polytechnic Institute from 1969 to 1970. From 1971 to 1993, Gordon was the assistant librarian at the Library Company of Philadelphia, where he revived the exhibition program and was the principal designer of many exhibits including “The Larder Invaded” and “A Quarter of a Millennium.” His expertise …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
A funeral service will be held Tuesday at Lewis Funeral Home.
Sunday, February 17
Audrea Emily Ragone (nee Corriden) died on Friday, Feb. 15, at the age of 92. Audrea has been a resident of Moorestown for 76 years and was a graduate of Moorestown High School ('38). She is past president and member of the Evergreen Senior Women’s Club and looked forward to playing cards with her group of ladies every Tuesday. She was the wife of the late Anthony Ragone; mother of James Dale Ragone, of Harvey Cedars, and Andrea G. Ragone, of Moorestown; stepmother of Paul Ragone, of Chews Landing; grandmother of Anthony, Nicole, June Ann and Linda Mae; and great grandmother of Kaitlin. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Lewis Funeral Home. A viewing will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Interment at Lawnside Cemetery, …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Jean Gaasch was 82 when she passed away at her home this weekend.
Monday, February 11
Jean Gaasch, one of a handful of people who led the charge to found the Perkins Center for the Arts roughly 40 years ago, died on Saturday at her home at the age of 82. Gaasch, a Moorestown resident for more than four decades, served as acting director before there was such a position, according to board member Patricia Finio. “She was a diligent worker for the founding and survival of Perkins,” said Finio. “We better hope her spirit remains among us ... We need people who will stand up for the enrichment of the community.” Present-day executive director Alan Willoughby said even in her later years, Gaasch continued to have an impact on the arts center “in her own quiet way.” A couple years ago, he said, she brought in a collection of …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
David Edward Alexandroff died last week, just days after his 26th birthday.
Saturday, February 9
David Edward Alexandroff, 26, of Moorestown, died Feb. 7, surrounded by family. David was born Feb. 4, 1987, in Scranton, PA, the son of Eugene and Linda Alexandroff. He attended the Arc of Burlington County, St. John of God (Archbishop Damiano School), and Cherry Hill Adult Training Center. He graduated in 2008 from Moorestown High School while at Archbishop Damiano. He also received exemplary medical care while at the A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children and Cooper University Hospital. David’s life was a celebration of love, caring and perseverance. David enjoyed the companionship provided by his nurses from Bayada, being outside with his dogs, walks, movies, music, listening to stories and attending his sister’s athletic events. In his …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Eugene Francis Connolly was 80. Funeral services will be held next week.
Friday, February 8
Eugene Francis Connolly, 80, formerly of Moorestown, died peacefully on Feb. 6, surrounded by family at his son’s home in Broomfield, CO. Born in Brockton, MA, Eugene was a longtime resident of Moorestown and North Falmouth, MA, and a faithful parishioner at Our Lady of Good Counsel. He served in the U.S. Marines from 1954-1956 and had retired from AT&T after 27-plus years of service as a marketing manager. Predeceased by his wife Mary Herlihy Connolly, Eugene is survived by his three children, Eugene F. Connolly Jr. (Cynthia), of Broomfield, CO; James Connolly (Michelle), of Long Beach, CA; Maria Connolly, of Raleigh, NC,; seven grandchildren, Nicholas, Cassandra, Patrick and Natalie White, Ryan, Julia, and Parker Connolly; brothers …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Bodine was 75. A funeral service will be held Tuesday.
Monday, February 4
Elva Anna “Elvanna” Bodine (nee Riddell), of Moorestown, died on Feb. 1, at the age of 75. Bodine was the wife of Francis L. Bodine; mother of Stewart (Jen) Bodine of Ludlow, VT, and Kristin (Peter) Demas of Thornton, NH; sister of James (Joan) Riddell, of Mount Laurel; and grandmother of Garrett and Kati Demas and Hannah Bodine. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church, 101 Bridgeboro Road in Moorestown. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Monday and between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church. An interment will be held at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Moorestown. In lieu of flowers, send memorial contributions in Elvanna’s name to the First Presbyterian Church. Condolences may be left at www.…
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The Rev. Carl W. Halvorsen died last weekend. A service will be held this Friday.
Tuesday, January 29
The Rev. Carl W. Halvorsen, 87, of Moorestown, died Saturday, Jan. 26. Rev. Halvorsen was senior pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Moorestown for more than a decade prior to his retirement. He also served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a pharmacist mate. Halvorsen was the husband of the late Marcella L. (nee Dillon); father of the Rev. Douglas C. Halvorsen, of Mount Laurel; Dr. Philip R. Halvorsen, of Richland, WA; Kimberleigh M. Bergen, of Medina, OH; Mark D. Halvorsen, of Kingsport, TN; and Roderick T. Halvorsen, of Santa, ID. He is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at the First United Methodist Church, Camden and Pleasant …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Dr. John Mikuta never stopped giving back to his alma mater. A memorial service will be held Saturday.
Sunday, January 27
For John Mikuta, service was a lifetime achievement. Mikuta, 88, of Lumberton, formerly Moorestown, passed away on Jan. 25. As professor emeritus, M.D., Mikuta epitomized what it is to take full advantage of the Penn University experience exploring all the university had to offer—as an undergraduate, a medical student, an intern, a resident, a practicing clinician and professor, and as a very loyal alumnus. In recognition of his many contributions to the alumni community and his remarkable commitment to Penn Medicine, Mikuta received the inaugural Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Lifetime Achievement Award in May 2008 during Medical Alumni Weekend. Though he had many memories involving Penn, he was particularly…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Edward Holweger, who owned McChesney's and Moorestown Hardware for roughly 40 years, died this past weekend.
A pillar of the Moorestown business community for more than 40 years, the late Edward H. Holweger was remembered by those who knew him as a great man, both personally and professionally. Holweger, the former owner of McChesney’s Hardware and Moorestown Hardware, passed away Saturday, Jan. 12, at the age of 92. Current Moorestown Hardware owner Pete Bender, who bought the business from Holweger in 2001, said he was “just really a wonderful, wonderful human being in every way … Ed was one of those people who reminded you of how life used to be, as far as his trusting of people. His ways were so friendly and genuine.” Holweger and his brother, Wilbur, bought McChesney’s Hardware around 1959, according to Bender, when it was still on Main …