Williams Charles Winegardner (Coach Winegardner, soccer coach for the school years 1974/75 and 1975/76)

Courier Post
March 26, 2008



Passed away on Sunday, March 23rd.
The family will receive friends from 11:30am to 1:00pm on April 5th at McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, NJ. Ph: (856-456-1142).
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on April 5th at the same location. Family and friends are invited to gather after the service to celebrate Bill's life.
Bill was born in Woodbury, NJ, on February 13th, 1940.  He attended Glassboro State College where he earned a B.A. in Education in 1964 and a Masters Degree in Student Personnel Services in 1971.
Bill was a science teacher and Guidance Counselor in the Pennsauken School district for 34 years, retiring in 1998.  He was also a celebrated soccer coach for Camden Catholic High School, Pennsauken High School and Paulsboro High School.
Bill was predeceased by his loving parents William Winegardner and Helen Freas.
A devoted husband to his wife, Dianne, they were high school sweethearts and have been together for fifty years.  Also survived by his children, Krista and William, his daughter-in-law Jennifer, cousin Janet (Bob) Fleeger, nieces Susan, Alyne and Lori, nephew Robert and Soccer buddy Charles "Skip" Arnold.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Collingswood Manor Fellowship Fund: 460 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08108.
Expressions of sympathy can be e-mailed to the family through our funeral home website www.mccannhealey.com under online obituaries of William Charles Winegardner.


     Victor Anthony Yorio (formerly Fr. Vic Yorio)

South Florida Sun-Sentinel
February 13, 2008


Yorio, Victor Anthony passed away peacefully in Lauderhill on February 7, 2008.  Born in College Point, New York to Victor Anthony Yorio Sr. and Virginia Theis Yorio.  A loving father to Genni, Victor, Billy, Vanessa and Michael; devoted grandfather to Ashley, Victoria, Mikey, Isabella and Jazalynn.  Survived also by sisters, Virginia Yorio and Vivian Donatelli, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.  As per Victor's request there will be no calling hours and services
are private.

Published in the Sun-Sentinel on 2/13/2008.


     Eddie Henderson

Courier Post
November 28, 2007


Of Pennsauken, NJ, on November 21, 2007, age 51.  He is survived by three children, Elite Pierson, Barbara A. Pierson and Eddie Pierson, his parents, Albert and Bobbie Jean Henderson, one brother Mark Henderson, two sisters, Flora Robinson and Barbara Ann Henderson, five grandchildren, Deleisha, Deana, Lee Ana, Latroyia, and China, a host of other relatives and friends.  Services Friday, 11a.m. at the Kaighns Avenue Baptist Church, 9th and Kaighns Ave., Camden, NJ, where friends may call after 9 a.m.  Interment Harleigh Cemetery, Camden, NJ.  Arrangements by CARL MILLER FUNERAL HOME, Camden and Lawnside.

Publication date: 11/28/07


     Rudnick "Nick" Holmes

Courier Post
March 17, 2007


Age 48, of Allentown, Pa. entered into eternal rest on March 13, 2007.  He is survived by his loving and devoted family, Mother, Mary Holmes, Camden, NJ, children, Toya Williams, Lithonia, Ga., Jacqueline and Shawn Grossman of Camden, NJ, and Brittany Holmes of Florida.  Grand- children, Marquis Williams, Eric Gaines Jr. and Jasir Epps.  Siblings, Maurice and Brian Holmes, Camden, Danielle-Lee Jefferson (Rick) Edison, NJ, Vaughan Manuel Holmes, Florida, and Ericka Harrity Moore (Aaron), Voorhees, NJ, Fiance, Barbara Jones, Pittsburgh, Pa.  Aunts and Uncles, Nieces and Nephews, cousins and many other relatives and
friends are invited to Funeral Services Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, 751 Kaighn Ave., Camden, NJ, where
relatives and friends may view at 9:00 a.m. Interment at Harleigh Cemetery, Camden, NJ.

Publication date: 3/17/07


    Sister Mary Edwin Barr died on February 10, 2005.  She was a teacher and counselor at Camden Catholic.  Until recently she had been living at the Sisters of Mercy elderly facility in Red Bank, New Jersey.  She most recently had been living at the McAuley Hall Health Care Center in Watchung, New Jersey.  She was stationed at Camden Catholic from 1947 to 1957 and again from 1969 to 1992.  Below is her obituary that was published in the Courier Post on February 13, 2005:

Age 89. Died on Thursday, February 10, 2005 at McAuley Hall Health Care Center, Watchung.
Sister Edwin (Catharine Barr) was born in Camden, NJ and entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1933. She received a BA degree in English from Georgian Court College, Lakewood, NJ and an MA degree in Education from Villanova University, PA.
Sister Edwin taught in Holy Spirit School in Atlantic City for 11 years and Camden Catholic High School for 10 years. She also served as principal of Holy Spirit High School for another 6 years and principal of Saint John School in Paulsboro. For more than 20 years she was a Guidance Counselor at Camden Catholic High School and remained at CCHS for two more years working in the Development Office. Sister Edwin was known for her commitment to Catholic education and her love and care for those she taught. She is remembered dearly for her kindness and for believing in the unique ability of each person.
In 1992 Sister Edwin retired to Saint James Convent in Red Bank, NJ and remained there until going to McAuley Hall Health Care Center, Watchung in 2004.
She is survived by three nephews: James Barr, his wife Kathy and their family in South Carolina; David Barr, his wife Susan and their family in South Carolina and Steve Barr and his family in Florida.
Visitation will take place on Tuesday, February 15th at McAuley Hall Health Care Center, 1633 Highway 22, Watchung, NJ from 9:45 a.m. until 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. Burial following mass will be in Holy Redeemer Cemetery, South Plainfield, NJ.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of Mercy, Mount Saint Mary, 1645 Highway 22, Watchung, NJ 07069. Arrangements are by the HIGGINS HOME FOR FUNERALS, Watchung.

Publication date: 2/13/05


    Debra (Whelan) Horbachewski died on February 6, 2005 after a long battle with cancer.  Below is her obituary that was published in the Buffalo News (New York) on February 8, 2005:

Debra J. (Whelan) Horbachewski

February 6, 2005 of East Aurora, N.Y.  Beloved wife of David M.; loving mother of Ellen and Keith; dearest daughter of the late George and Mary Whelan; dear sister of George (Mary Eileen) of Philadelphia, PA. and Wayne (Susan) of Seaville, N.J.; also survived by sisters-in-law, a brother-in-law, nieces and nephews.  Family will receive friends on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 784 Main St., East Aurora.  Mass of Christian Burial at Immaculate Conception RC Church, 520 Oakwood Ave., East Aurora, Thursday at 9:30 AM.  Interment in Lakeside Memorial Cemetery, Hamburg.

Published in the Buffalo News from 2/8/2005 - 2/9/2005.


     Bernadette (Parente) Endlein died on May 22, 2003 after a courageous 14 year battle with breast cancer.  She taught Spanish at Camden Catholic High School from 1975 to 1982.  She was survived by her husband, Gary S. Endlein who was a student teacher in the Social Sciences Department during the 1975/1976 school year.  The couple had married in June, 1979.  She was also survived by her sons, Brian and Scott Endlein, her father Anthony Parente, and her brother Thomas Parente.  She had been residing in Lansdale, Pennsylvania and formerly resided in Clementon, New Jersey.


     Sister Mary Norine, 94, died on October 24, 2002, was a former teacher in the English Department.

Sister Mary Norine, 94, was a teacher and principal
Star-Ledger, The (Newark, NJ)
October 24, 2002


A Mass for Sister Mary Norine, 94, of Watchung will be at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow in St. Catherine of Siena Chapel at McAuley Hall Health Care Center, 1633 Highway 22, Watchung. Arrangements are by Higgins Home for Funerals, Watchung.

Sister Norine, who died Tuesday in McAuley Hall Health Care Center, was born in Gloucester City.

She entered the Sisters of Mercy and received a bachelor's degree in English in 1941 from Georgian Court College, Lakewood, and a master's degree in 1968 from Villanova (Pa.) University.

Sister Norine taught at St. Mary Grammar School and High School, both in South Amboy, as well as St. Mary High School, Perth Amboy, Holy Spirit High School, Atlantic City, and Camden Catholic High School, Cherry Hill.

She also served as principal at St. Joseph School in North Plainfield.

After retiring in 1978 from teaching, Sister Norine was a volunteer at St. Joseph School in Camden.


     Forrest Comfort died suddenly on June 18, 2002.  Forrest left behind his parents Forrest W. Comfort, Sr. and Florencia  Comfort (nee Flemming), wife Lynda and their four children Kyeesha, Summer, Kira, and Tawnne, and brother Willie .  He enjoyed camping and fishing.  He had been employed at Ancora State Hospital and was living in Williamstown when he died.


     Leo V. Rea died suddenly on October 10, 2001 at his home in Medford at the age of 72.  He was a former Diocese of Camden priest and served primarily as an educator.  Mr. Ray was principal of Camden Catholic High School from 1972 to 1976 and St. Joseph's High School in Camden from 1969 to 1972.  Mr. Rea was ordained in 1956 and served the Diocese primarily as an educator.  He later served as administrative principal of the Shamong Township School District from 1976 to 1983.  He became superintendent of the school district until his retirement in 1992.  Until his death, he taught Latin at Westfield Friends School in Cinnaminson.  Mr. Rea was the husband of the late Pamela Sue (nee Reddy) who also taught at Camden Catholic High School.


     Sister Mary Michele Coughlin  died on December 2, 2000, was a former teacher in the Business Department.

Sister Mary Coughlin, taught for 60 years
Star-Ledger, The (Newark, NJ)
December 4, 2000


A Mass for Sister Mary Michele Coughlin, 86, of Watchung will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow in St. Catherine of Siena Chapel at McAuley Hall Health Center in Watchung. Arrangements are by Higgins Home for Funerals, Watchung.

Sister Mary Michele entered the Sisters of Mercy on February 12, 1933, making her First Profession August 17, 1935 and her Last Profession August 3, 1938.

She taught from 1936 through 1996 at various schools, including Our Lady Star of the Sea in Atlantic City, St. John School in Collingwood, St. Mary High School in South Amboy, Cathedral High School in Trenton and Mount St. Mary Academy in Watchung.

She was also secretary to the president at Mount St. Mary Academy in Watchung and a library aide and teacher at Camden Catholic High School in Cherry Hill.

She received a bachelor's degree from Georgian Court College, Lakewood, in 1947 and a master's degree in business education from Temple University, Philadelphia, in 1955.

Born in Trenton, she lived in Atlantic City, Collingwood, South Amboy and Trenton before moving to Watchung.


     Pamela Sue (Reddy) Rea died on September 24, 2000 at the age of 55.  She was a Medford resident and former teacher at Camden Catholic High School.  Ms. Reddy (Rea) was survived by her husband Leo (who has since died), two brother and four sisters.

Death Notice:

On September 24, 2000 Pamela Sue (nee Reddy), age 55 yrs of Medford. Wife of Leo V. Rea. Also survived by 2 brothers Michael & his wife Cindy of Mishawaka, IN, Dennis & his wife Jacque of South Bend, IN, 4 sisters Mary Reddy of Kalamazoo, MI, Anne Dolembo & her husband Robert of Michigan City, IN, Patricia Reddy & Kathleen Reddy White & her husband Gary, all of Edwardsburg, MI. Relatives and friends of the family may call Tuesday evening 7-9pm at the EVOY-BANASZ FUNERAL HOME, 129 White Horse Pike, Haddon Heights. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday 10:30am at St. Mary of the Lakes R.C. Church, 40 Jackson Rd, Medford. Interment Calvary Cem, Cherry Hill. The family would appreciate donations to St. Joseph's Carpenter Society, 27th & Federal Sts, Camden, NJ.

Publication date: 9/26/00


     Thomas Badaracco died suddenly on May 3, 2000.  Tom left behind his mother Evelyn M. Badaracco, brothers James and Richard , and sister Carrie.  He had been working and living in Sarasota, Florida when he died.

Courier Post
May 8, 2000


Suddenly on May 3, 2000 Thomas Peter of Sarasota, FL formerly of Cherry Hill.  Age 41.  Beloved son of Evelyn M. Badaracco and the late James J. Badaracco of Cherry Hill.  Dear brother of James Badaracco Jr. of Cherry Hill, Richard Badaracco of Arlington, VA and Carrie Rothamel of Mt. Laurel.  Visitation Tuesday 3:30 to 4:30 pm in the SCHETTER FUNERAL HOME, 304 W. Rt 70, Cherry Hill, NJ.  Funeral services 4:30 pm.  Entombment private.  The family requests in lieu of flowers that contributions in his memory be made to the American Red Cross, 312 Cooper Street, Camden, NJ.

Publication date: 5/08/00


     Joseph Martin

Courier Post
October 26, 1999


October 23, 1999 Joseph J. Jr. of Westmont, age 42.  Husband of Cindy (nee Norcross).  Dear son of Alma and the late Joseph J. Sr.  Dear father of Joseph J. III.  Dear brother of Patricia Martin, Barbara DeFabrizio, Frances Pellow, Mary Matson, Thomas and Michael.  Loving uncle of many nieces and  nephews.  Relatives & friends are invited to the Visitation on Wednesday eve 7-9 PM.  In St. Stephen's Church, 6300 Browning Rd., Pennsauken.  Mass of Christian Burial Thursday at 10AM in the Church. Interment Calvary Cem.  Arrg by FALCO/CARUSO & LEONARD FUNERAL HOMES.

Publication date: 10/26/99


     Elizabeth "Sister Mary Edna" McLarney, 83,  died April 15, 1999 at Cooper Hospital University Medical Center in Camden.  She had been a resident of the Camden Catholic Convent and was active as Director of Activities until her death.  She had been an educator for 64 years and served Camden Catholic for 34 years.  She was raised in Audubon and graduated in the first class of St. Rose of Lima School in Haddon Heights.  She graduated from Camden Catholic High School in 1933 and from Georgian Court College in Lakewood in 1949.  She received her master's degree in Spanish from Notre Dame University in 1958.  Sister Mary Edna had taught at Phillipsburg Catholic High School in Warren County, Red Bank Catholic High School in Monmouth County, Cathedral High School in Trenton, Holy Spirit High School in Atlantic City, and St. Mary School in Perth Amboy.   In 1965 she returned to Camden Catholic as a Spanish teacher and subsequently chaired the foreign language department.  After retiring from classroom teaching in the mid 70s, she became an Assistant to the Dean of Students.  She had been in charge of both the annual school play book drive and the annual magazine sale drive.  She had ran the National Honor Society annual induction ceremony of new members.  In 1995 she was honored as the year's distinguished alumnus.  She was survived by 6 sisters, 2 brothers and nephews and nieces.


     Heriberto Vasquez -March 11, 1958 - October 18, 1997


     Sister Winifred:

Sister Mary Thomas, teacher-librarian
Star-Ledger, The (Newark, NJ)
December 9, 1996


A Mass for Sister Mary Winifred Thomas, 81, of Watchung, a member of the Sisters of Mercy of New Jersey who taught and worked as librarian, will be offered at 11 a.m. tomorrow in the St. Catherine of Siena Chapel, McAuley Hall Health Care Center, Watchung. Arrangements are by the Higgins Home for Funerals, Watchung.

Sister Thomas died Saturday in the McAuley Hall Health Care Center, Watchung.

She served as a teacher at Red Bank Catholic High School from 1939 to 1944; teacher-librarian at Camden Catholic High School, Cherry Hill, 1944 to 1960 and 1963 to 1979; librarian at Mount St. Mary Academy, Watchung, 1960 to 1963; resident hall coordinator, Georgian Court College, Lakewood, 1979 to 1984, and prayer apostolate, McAuley Hall Health Care Center, from 1984 until her death. Sister Thomas received a degree in library science from Georgian Court College in 1952 and a master's in library science from Drexel University, Philadelphia, in 1955.

Born in Phillipsburg, Sister Thomas entered the Sisters of Mercy on Aug. 27, 1939, made her first profession of vows Aug. 1, 1942 and her final profession Aug. 1, 1945.

Surviving are a brother, James Thomas, and a sister, Mrs. Marcella Roberts.


     Sister Mary Anthony died on November 8, 1995, was a teacher in the Science Department.      

Press of Atlantic City, The (NJ)
November 22, 1995

Sister MARY ANTHONY LAMAINE, 88, of Watchung and formerly of Atlantic City, died Wednesday, Nov. 8 at McAuley Hall Health Care Center in Watchung.

She was a graduate of Atlantic City High School, Georgian Court College and Villanova University.

Sister Mary Anthony entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1928 and was a teacher at several Catholic schools in New Jersey. She retired in 1978.

Sister Mary Anthony was born in Philadelphia.

She is survived by two brothers, Joseph Lamaine of Absecon and Andrew Lamaine of Hudson, Fla.; and two sisters, Dorothy Mullen of Brigantine and Marie Turner of Norton, Mass.

Burial was in Holy Redeemer Cemetery, South Plainfield.

Donations may be made to the Sisters of Mercy, Mount St. Mary, 1645 Route 22W, Watchung 07060-6587.


     Father Quentin Walsh died after a long illness on May 22, 1993.  Fr. Walsh had last been the pastor of St. Catherine of Siena in Clayton, New Jersey.


     Sister Mary Agnes Keeley  died on December 15, 1987, was a former teacher in the Foreign Language Department.


     Sister Joan Companick died in 1986, was a former teacher in both the Social  Science and Foreign Language Departments.  There are scholarships in her honor at both Holy Cross High School and Bishop Eustace High School.  In addition, Holy Cross has an annual golf tournament in her name.  I contacted Holy Cross for information on her death and its Development Director, Beth Coyle, was kind enough to send me the school's brochure on the Sister Joan Companick Scholarship Fund.  The following information was copied directly from that brochure:

    Sister Joan Companick was born and educated in Trenton, New Jersey. A natural athlete, she played every sport open to girls in the 1950ís while maintaining a high academic record at Cathedral High School, Trenton.
    In 1953 she entered the Sisters of Mercy in North Plainfield and was assigned to teach in grammar schools in Collingswood and later Atlantic City. She was sent to Phillipsburg Catholic High School in 1965 where she returned to sports as a basketball coach. In 1968 Sister was assigned to Camden Catholic High School. Sister turned to officiating basketball, hockey, softball and lacrosse.
    Sister Joan saw a need for organized sports programs for students of grammar school age and in CYO groups. She worked tirelessly to ensure that girls in all levels were given opportunities and recognition for their successes.
    In 1981 Sister Joan began a battle with cancer. Forced to give up teaching for a year, she returned as Guidance Counselor at Holy Cross High School in 1983. With characteristic enthusiasm and remarkable energy, she quickly got involved in all aspects of the school, directly supporting, encouraging and being a friend to all. Sister became Guidance Director in 1984.
    Her death in 1986 cut short a life of dedicated service, but she is remembered by all who were privileged to know her and know about her.



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