In Memoriam – Fall 2013

Obituaries are gathered from online and print sources as a courtesy to the MFS community. Please email communications@mfriends.org to bring errors or inaccuracies to our attention. Thank you.

1932

Ethel Georgine Hughes Pechin, age 98, died peacefully on June 11, 2013 in Golden Years Board and Care of Sherman Oaks, California.

Georgine was born in Montclair, New Jersey on March 15, 1915, the fifth of six children of George Clemens Hughes and Ethel McNeal Hughes. She was married for twenty-three years to Edward Johnson Pechin of Wilmington, Delaware and Hana, Maui.

She is survived by two of her five children, Christopher Hughes Pechin of Studio City, California, and Nicholas Hunter Pechin of Honolulu, Hawaii.

She was pre-deceased by three other children: Edward Johnson Pechin Jr.; Margaret Pechin Powell; and George Hughes Pechin. Six grandchildren and one great grandchild also survive her.

Georgine Pechin devoted most of her life to championing the cause of two of her sons who were mentally disabled. Despite the impact of Fragile X on her children, her marriage and her life, she was dedicated to the notion that all her children should have a home with their family.

She created an independent life in the Pocono Mountains, building a house of her own design, and bringing her elegance and grace to a new community.

She died peacefully of old age, alternately charming and challenging her caretakers, and brandishing her uncompromising spirit to the end. Her physical beauty remained to her final days.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the National Fragile X Foundation. Fragile X is the mutation carried by Georgine and all her sisters, causing disabilities in their children.

1939

Molly Webster Parker passed away on July 3, 2013, at age 91. Molly was born in Camden, NJ, to parents E. Kessler Webster and Mary Porter Webster. Her family moved to Haddonfield shortly thereafter and later to Haddon Heights. She was educated at Haddonfield and Moorestown Friends’ Schools. Elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 1942, she graduated from Duke University, Durham, NC, Magna Cum Laude in 1943. She married Joseph R. Parker in 1948 and moved with him and their children to New Mexico in 1963, returning to Cherry Hill in 1999. In 2009, the couple moved to Evanston, IL to be near her daughter and family.

A lifelong Presbyterian, Molly served as an active member of Presbyterian Women, taught Sunday School for over forty years, sang in the church choir, and became a church elder in New Mexico and New Jersey. She was a life-member of the American Association of University Women, and she actively served on local, state, and national AAUW com-mittees. Molly was a faithful and generous supporter of many environmental and humanitarian organizations throughout her long life. She enjoyed travel, visiting over twenty foreign countries and many of our national parks and monuments.

Predeceased by her daughter Mary Stuart Parker in 1990, brothers E. Kessler Webster ’40 of Hellertown, PA, and Theodore L. Webster ’41 of Haddonfield, NJ, she is survived by her husband Joseph R. Parker; her sister Elizabeth W. Bolster ’49 of Richmond, VA; her daughter Kate and husband John Schneider of Evanston, IL; her son John and wife Laurie of Santa Fe, NM; her son Eric of Albuquerque, NM; and four granddaughters.

Contributions may be made in her memory to the Church or to the ChildFund International, 2821 Emerywood Parkway, Richmond, VA, 23294.

Joy (Barbara) Dauerty Seher ’39, 92, a homemaker, passed away early Saturday morning at Laughlin Healthcare Center.

She attended Greeneville Cumberland Presbyterian Church and served as Secretary of the President Andrew Johnson Museum & Library Association.

Mrs. Seher was also a member of the Eastside Garden Club and the Newcomer Club of Greeneville.

Survivors include one son: Col. John F.C. Rhoades, USAF Ret., and his wife, Michelle Morgan Rhoades, of Logansport, Ind.; one granddaughter: Rachael Rhoades; two brothers: Charles Vernon R. Dauerty ’42 of Jonesborough and James Shackleford Dauerty Jr. ’41 of Greeneville.

She was the widow of Norman J. Seher, who died March 12, 2001.

1940

E. K. “Kess” Webster Jr., 89, of Lower Saucon Township, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 in Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Barbara H. (Coles) Webster. He was born in Camden, N.J. on April 22, 1923 to the late Elwood K. Webster Sr. and Mary (Porter). He served our country faithfully in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He was a salesman for the former Warren Webster Co., Bethlehem for many years. He was a member of Central Moravian Church, Bethlehem and Springfield Lions Club. In addition to being its past president, he spent 16 years as a Palisades School Board member. He was also a volunteer at St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill. Kess was an avid reader and enjoyed history, especially of the Civil War era. He enjoyed watching sports on TV and in his younger years he enjoyed playing golf.

Surviving family members include his loving children: Corinne C., wife of Eugene Schecter of Swampscott, Mass.; Nancy L., wife of Charles Krial of Upper Black Eddy; Charles E. and his wife Nancy of Holland; Celia A. of Tinton Falls, N.J.; Thomas K. and his wife Barbara of Scottsdale, Ariz. Sisters: Molly, wife of Joseph Parker of Evansville, Ill.; Elizabeth Webster Bolster ’49, wife of Robert Bolster of Richmond, Va.; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Kess was also a brother to the late Theodore Webster ’41 and Molly Webster Parker ’39.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to his church, 73 W. Church St., Bethlehem, PA 18018.

1941

Louis Corner Clelland, Jr. ’41 was born on November 21, 1922 in Philadelphia, PA and passed away on April 23, 2012. He arrived in Stone Harbor, NJ via Moorestown Friends School and a stint in the First Special Service Forces as a ski-paratrooper. Lou then attended Philadelphia College of Textiles. In 1945 he made the beautiful Lillian Salvesen (1923 -1979) his bride. Lou sold textiles for more than 25 years, representing Percy Legg and Pharr Yarns. For many years, weekdays were spent in Saddle River and New York City and weekends were spent in Stone Harbor. He retired in 1970 and succumbed to the pressure to live full time in Lillian’s paradise, Stone Harbor.

In 1971 Lou opened a deli, Party Time, to bring his love of NY Deli foods to Stone Harbor. He was an avid fisherman and golfer and a member of Wildwood Country Club. Lou was also a member of Our Saviour Lutheran Church. From 1975 to 1992 Lou served on Borough Council. Among his many accomplishments were new Borough Barns, redevelopment of the business district, upgrading the islands on Second Avenue and repainting many Borough building in his favorite Historic Philadelphia colors. One of his proudest accomplishments was getting the ladies together who founded the Garden Club of Stone Harbor.

Lou’s many accomplishments aside, Lou will be most remember for his capacity for liking people, his keen appreciation of fun,and his deep and abiding commitment to his friends and family. Lou leaves behind his daughter, Diana and her husband Wayne Harris, and his grandson, Morgan Harris and his wife Katie, as well as his dear friends Joan Berkey and Cris O’Neill.

1942

Elizabeth Dunn Mutch ’42, 88, died peacefully on August 15, 2013 after a lengthy but determined battle against congestive heart failure. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 52 years, Dr. John C. Mutch. Mrs. Mutch was a longtime resident of Moorestown, New Jersey, and Buck Hill Falls, Pennsylvania, where she resided in summer months. In recent years, Mrs. Mutch maintained a winter residence in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, where she enjoyed the combination of her many interests and aptitudes, including birds, duplicate bridge, and golf.

Elizabeth was oldest of three children born to a Quaker family in Palmyra, NJ. In her youth she spent many happy days at her family’s Salem, NJ cottage beside the Delaware Bay. An extremely bright student, she was a graduate of George School in Newtown, PA., at the age of 16, and attended Moorestown Friends School through ninth grade. Following graduation she pursued a nursing degree first at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina, and later at Columbia Teachers College in Manhattan. Her love of babies led to a nursing position in the nation’s first neonatal intensive care unit, at Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Hospital, while she was concurrently earning credits at the University of Pennsylvania. In the 1950s, through her dedicated work in the groundbreaking unit, she was featured on the cover of Philadelphia Magazine.

While at Pennsylvania Hospital, Mrs. Mutch met her husband, who was a physician in residence. The couple was married in San Antonio, Texas, prior to Dr. Mutch’s service in World War II, and later as a MASH surgeon in Korea. Eventually settling in Moorestown, NJ, where Dr. Mutch opened a local medical practice, Mrs. Mutch lovingly-raised a family of five. She became a prominent and active member of the community, especially within the Moorestown Monthly Meeting. She later developed a second career as a trusted real estate broker with the firm, Stockwell Knight Company.

She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Janet and Howard Dunn, of Salem, NJ; children, Deborah Olander of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL; Julia Marie Mutch of Moorestown, NJ; John C. Mutch, Jr., of Nazareth, PA; James Mutch of Moorestown, NJ; and Andrew C. Mutch of Media, PA. She will be especially missed by her ten grandchildren and step-grandchildren, to whom she was a model of grace.

1943

Cynthia Carpenter Wilson ’43 passed away peacefully on April 24, 2013. “C.C.” was known for her frequent smile, her intelligence, her generosity and her humility. Her last year was remarkable for her cheerful resiliency.

Born in Milwaukee, WI in 1925, to Charles and Joy Carpenter, C.C. attended Moorestown Friends School and then graduated from Smith College. She married her childhood sweetheart, Winfield, in 1947.

C.C. recently lived in Franke Tobey Jones retirement community, where she loved her many neighbors, the staff and the community activities. Previously, Win & C.C. lived in their beloved cottage on Lake Steilacoom in Lakewood for 35 years. There she enjoyed close friendships, gardening, golfing at the Tacoma Country & Golf Club, and being a member of two book clubs. She attended Little Church on the Prairie in Lakewood where she was active at the Food Bank. She was an integral volunteer for UNICEF-Pierce County and enjoyed Win’s active participation in the Tacoma GYRO. Mom was our private “Google” and could be counted on to know most of the answers on “Jeopardy.”

C.C. was preceded in death by husband Win and son Charlie, and is survived by daughters Joy Wilson Oakey (Richard – Media, PA) and Ann Wilson (John Allen-Tacoma), and son W. Scott Wilson III (Jaci- Beaverton, OR). C.C. is also survived by sister Jane Carpenter Post ’51 (Mantoloking, NJ), brotherCharlie Carpenter ’52 (Riverside, IL) and brother-in-law Richard Wilson (South Strafford, VT) and many loved nephews, nieces and in-laws across the USA. Her six grandchildren Richard and John Oakey, Johanna and Dawson Allen, Alexandra and Alaina Wilson all sorely miss their “MiMom”.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to FISH Food Bank (Lakewood, WA), Moorestown Friends School (Moorestown, NJ) or Smith College (Northhampton, MA).

1949

Pauline Brown Cutting, sister of William Brown ’54 and Mary Lou Brown Auchter ’48.

1953

Harold B.”Hap” Walter, 78, passed away on September 19, 2013 in Singer Island, Florida. Born in Palmyra, New Jersey, Hap graduated from Moorestown Friends School and attended the SMU School of Engineering. He was a naval aviator for six years, and a Delta Airlines pilot for 34 years.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his honor to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

1984

Dean A. Cucinotta, 47, of Haddonfield, a designer of helicopter equipment who had helped coach the Haddonfield Soccer Club since 2005, died of lung cancer Thursday, July 4, at his home. A 1984 graduate of Moorestown Friends School and brother of Thomas Cucinotta ’83, Mr. Cucinotta earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial design at Syracuse University in 1989.

After running his own design firm for a few years, Mr. Cucinotta worked for Boeing Co. in Ridley Park for 19 years until retiring in June, his wife, Nicole, said.

“He was doing all interface with military helicopters, all human factors,” his wife said. “He was making it all safer for people to push buttons.”

Mr. Cucinotta began his soccer coaching career with a youth league in Cherry Hill, his wife said, and switched to the Haddonfield club in 2005, when the older of his two children was 5. Gianna Marie is now 13, and Sophia Nicole is 11.

He got into coaching “because he wanted to make sure that the girls had fun,” his wife said.

“The guy always made sure that they had fun, even when they were working very hard,” she said. Because the girls were on separate teams, that sometimes meant a seven-game weekend.

Also, “he was really heavily involved in sailing with the kids” as members of the Ocean City Yacht Club, she said.

He was coaching there, too, in his free time, “talking to kids too scared to go in.”

As a member of Sacred Heart Church in Camden, he did “a lot of volunteer work there, mostly helping out with arts festivals and delivering Christmas baskets” to the less fortunate.

Besides his wife and daughters, Mr. Cucinotta is survived by his mother, Angela; two brothers; and two sisters.

Donations may be made to the Gianna and Sophia Cucinotta Educational Trust, Wells Fargo Advisors, c/o Carol Lupo, Suite 400, 525 Route 73 N., Marlton, NJ 08053.

MFS Community

Georgia Saks Craig passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013 surrounded by family in Evanston, IL. A graduate of Mercer Hospital School of Nursing, Mrs. Craig began her career at the Judson Memorial Clinic in New York and then worked for many years at Buckingham School in Willingboro, N.J. A longtime resident of Moorestown, N.J., she relocated to the Chicago area in 2005.

Loving wife of the late James E. Craig, she is survived by her daughter, Joan Craig ’75; son-in-law, Peter Ruggiero; three grandchildren, Isabella, James and Lucia; sister-in-law, Emma Saks; brother-in-law, Dwight Clark; and brother, Robert Saks.

Her devotion to family was legendary and her insight, wit and warmth will be missed by all. Donations to the Geneva Foundation Volunteers, Westminster Place, Evanston, Illinois are appreciated.

Bernard Perrier, father of Carrie Oliver Boxer ’92, died peacefully at home at the age of 65 in Moorestown on Sunday, August 18, 2013. Bernard was surrounded by love throughout the years and returned it tenfold.

Bernard loved nothing more than to host family dinners, spend time with his grandchildren who loved and will miss him dearly, and to work in his garden planting flowers in the yard and tending to the koi in his pond. He was a gentle soul who loved and gave his heart to the fullest. His warmth will be forever cherished and greatly missed.

Survivors: his wife, Linda, children Jean Baptiste Perrier, Carrie and John Boxer, Matt and Rebecca Oliver, and Mary Ellen and Craig Angelini; siblings Francoise Durochat, Jean Perrier, Jacques and Francoise Perrier, and Georges Perrier; grandchildren Olivia Grace Boxer, Samuel Oliver Angelini, Michael Oliver Angelini, Tatum Grace Oliver, Lauren Elizabeth Oliver, and Billie Katherine Oliver.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances in his name may be sent to: Philabundance, 3616 S. Galloway St., Phila. Pa. 19148.

Ernest L. Ransome III, father of Leslie Ransome Hudson ’67Jane Ransome Bromley ’72, and Elizabeth Ransome ’69; grandfather of Kristen Bromley Fitzgerald ’97 and Lauren Bromley ’99; uncle of Whitty Ransome ’63Percy Ransome ’67, and Tracy Ransome ’98.

Ernest passed away on May 5, 2013. He was born August 9, 1926. He attended Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire and graduated in 1944. He enrolled at Princeton University, attending one and one-half terms prior to enlisting in the U. S. Marine Corps, stationed at Parris Island and then Camp Lejune. He later received special Marine training at Princeton University.

After completion of this special training, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant receiving an Honorable Discharge in 1946. Resuming his studies at Princeton University, he graduated with an A.B. Degree in Economics in June 1947. In June 2001, he received an honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. His extracurricular activities at Princeton included Varsity Football and Varsity Lacrosse. His outstanding athletic achievement was winning the Outstanding Athlete Award in both football and Lacrosse, having been selected a 1st Team All-American Lacrosse player in 1946.

After graduation, he joined the Philadelphia firm of Johnson & Higgins, an insurance brokerage firm, in 1948. later he accepted the position of Assistant to the Dean, Princeton University. While serving in this capacity, he also was Backfield Coach for Freshman Football and Head Coach of the Varsity Lacrosse Team. In 1950, he joined the family-owned firm, Giles & Ransome, Inc., distributors of heavy construction equipment representing Caterpillar Inc., to assume the responsibility for credit collections and insurance. In 1951, he was appointed Assistant Treasurer of the corporation; in 1955, he was elected Vice President Administration; in 1969, he was elected Executive Vice President; in 1982, he was elected Vice Chairman of the Board; and in 1988 he was elected Chairman of the Board and still serves in that capacity.

From 1966 to 1986, he served as Vice President of Ransome Airlines, a Philadelphia-based regional service which, at that time, was the largest commuter airline in the world. In April of 1986 Ransome Airlines was sold to Pan Am Corporation. He was a member of the Board Of Directors of the Garden State Bank prior to its merger with The Bank of New Jersey. He joined the Board of Directors of The Bank of New Jersey in 1971 and served on that Board and the parent Board, Bancshares, until he resigned in January 1981. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Midlantic Corporation from March 1987 to December 1995 and Midlantic Bank, N. A. and its predecessor Midlantic National Bank/South from 1981. From 1980 through December 1996, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Mannington Mills, Inc., a floor covering manufacturer located in Salem, New Jersey and from 1991-92 served as its Chairman of the Board. He also served on the Board of Directors of Sun Distributors (now SunSource), Philadelphia from 1987 to 1998.

He is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Riverton Library (1959-1979), the Zoning Board of Adjustments for the Borough of Riverton (1965 to 1969), the Board of Directors of the Riverton Country Club, and Campaign Chairman of the Zurbrugg Patient Services Fund for the Zurbrugg Hospital of Riverside, New Jersey (1971). He was a Trustee and member of the board of Directors of Pine Valley Golf Club, which has been selected form many years as the No. 1 Golf Course in the World. He served as Chairman of the Board as well as President of Pine Valley Golf Club-Chairman from 1988 through June 2001; President from 1977 to 1988. In addition, he was a member of the Board of Governors of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course in Manassas Virginia; was a Director of the Philadelphia Golf Classic from 1968-1970; and was a member of the Executive Committee of the Golf Association for ten years, as well as its President for three years 1965-1967.

He was on the Board of Directors of the first Presidents Cup in honor of President George H.W. Bush held at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course. Besides Pine Valley Golf Club, he is a member of numerous golf courses in the United States and abroad. His golf accomplishments include: twice South Jersey Amateur Champion, twice Club Champion Riverton County Club, once Club Champion Pine Valley Golf Club, winner James S. Coale Tournament Riverton County Club, twice winner Griscom Cup and twice winner Boyle Cup with Helen Sigel Wilson. In 1995 he was awarded the 1995 United States Golf Association Ike Grainger Award in recognition of giving 25+ years of his time and talents in volunteer committee service to the game of golf and the USGA. To honor his great contribution to the game of golf, in 1994 a group of his friends established in his name a Scholarship Trust at the University of St Andrews in Scotland.

Survived by: his wife Myradean, his three daughters Leslie (Greg) Hudson, Elizabeth Ransome, Jane (Wayne) Bromley, and numerous loving grandchildren and great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his name to: Alzheimer’s Association of South Jersey, 11000 Lincoln Dr., W. Marlton, NJ 08053, or to Ernest L. Ransome, III Scholarship Trust c/o Michael B. Kennedy, Treasurer Pine Valley Golf Club 10 Baker Hill Rd. Pine Valley, NJ 08021.

Mary Elizabeth Gaunt Rhoads, 102, mother of David Rhoads ’56 and Ruth Rhoads Engler ’58, died peacefully in the presence of her three children, her daughter-in-law and two of her grandchildren on May 11, 2013 at Crosslands in Kennett Square. Born in Collingswood, N. in 1910, she grew up in South Jersey, attended George School, and earned her BA from Earlham College. She raised her family in Moorestown, N.J. and the Brandywine Valley. She was a very active volunteer in her communities. For her last 26 years, she lived at Crosslands.

Mary Rhoads was an active Quaker, most recently a member of Kennett Friends Meeting. Her passions included collecting decorative fans (founding member of the Fan Association of North America), nature (guide at Ashland Nature Center and at Brandywine Creek State Park), education (teacher at Sanford School and volunteer at the Tick Tock shop), peace, clowning, and laughter. Many saw her as a role model because of her wisdom, generosity, humility, spirituality and sense of gentle humor.

She is survived by one sister, Caroline Headley of Newville, Pa.; her son, David Rhoads of Kennett Square; her two daughters, Ruth Engler of Barrie, Ontario, Canada and Winnie Givot of Sisters, Ore.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Her husband of 68 years, Richard Rhoads, passed away in 2005.

In lieu of flowers and in the spirit of her generosity, contributions may be made to Pacem In Terris, 1304 N. Rodney St, Wilmington, DE 19806, or to the Mary Gaunt Rhoads Scholarship Fund, Earlham School of Religion, Earlham College, 801 National Road West, Richmond, IN 47374.

Dr. Jack Rosenberg, father of Harold Rosenberg ’75Joan Rosenberg ’77, and Anne Rosenberg ’74, of Mt. Laurel, passed away May 4, 2013.

He was the husband of Sylvia Rosenberg; father of Dr. Anne Rosenberg, Harold (Laurie Sayet) Rosenberg, and Joan (Gordon Wolf) Rosenberg; grandfather of Ryan Flynn, Evan Flynn, Jared Rosenberg and Jacob Rosenberg; brother of Arnold (Rochelle) Rosenberg, Allen (Lizbeth) Rosenberg and Stanley Rosenberg.

Dr. Rosenberg was one of the founders of Rancocas Valley Hospital, now Lourdes Hospital, in Willingboro, NJ. During his 35 years at the hospital he served in many capacities, including Chief of Surgery and Chief of Staff. Recently the hospital had a dedication in his honor.

Dr. Rosenberg was an accomplished Marathoner, running in the Boston, New York and Philadelphia Marathons, as well as many others around the country. He was an avid stamp collector and reader, a Master chess player and enjoyed traveling the world.

Contributions may be made to Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, www.pdf.org Platt Memorial Chapels, Inc.

Fred Rudolph, husband of Phyllis Rosenthal Rudolph ’54, passed away on December 23, 2012. Husband of Phyllis (nee Rosenfield), father of Dr. Rochelle (Dr. Jonathan) Weiss and Michael (Sarah) Rudolph, brother of Penny (Richard Thorpe) Rudolph, grandfather of Haley and Drew Weiss and Jacob and Charley Rudolph.

In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 5455 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214.

Nancy “Nan” Stickney of Medford Lakes, MFS Lower School Director from 1973 to 1983, died on September 14, 2013 at Riverview Estates in Riverton. She was 85.

Born in Saranac Lake, N.Y., Ms. Stickney was a longtime Medford Lakes resident. She was an elementary school teacher in Medford, lower school director at Moorestown Friends, and special education teacher at Tabernacle Township. Nancy was a member of the Cocker Spaniel Club, was an avid amateur photographer, bird watcher, and enjoyed traveling. She was the treasurer and a member of the Medford Friends Meeting.

Preceded in death by her parents, Stanley and Katie Stickney, and her brothers, Fred Stickney, and Al Stickney, Nancy is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Ray Goulet of Moorestown; sisters in-law, Doris Stickney of Mount Laurel, and Ruth Stickney of Australia; her longtime friend, Joan Stocker; and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her Westies, Tavi and Kerry.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Medford Friends Meeting, 14 Union St., Medford, NJ 08055.

Noah Darnell Thomas, son of Janet Sawyer Thomas ’67, nephew of Stephen Sawyer ’76 andMartha Sawyer Deluca ’66, brother of Rachel Thomas ’06, grandson of Warren Sawyer andFlorence Sawyer and the late Ruth Sawyer, passed away on September 22, 2013 at the age of 30. Noah attended the Culinary Institute of Atlantic Cape Community College and Berkley College in Paterson, NJ. He enjoyed cooking, music, pets Shortbus and HiBA, and his wide circle of friends. He is greatly missed.

He is survived by his parents John and Janet, sister Rachel, grandparents Warren and Florence Sawyer of Medford, aunt Martha DeLuca (Peter) of Moorestown, uncle Stephen Sawyer (Mônica) of Washington DC, aunt Sallie Shepherd of Whiting, NJ, two cousins and numerous more distant relatives.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Asthma Foundation or a charity of choice.

Dolores Zbikowski, mother of Nancy Zbikowski Gifford ’71, passed away on July 3, 2013, at age 88. Born and raised in Bala Cynwyd, PA., she was a retired school teacher of Camden High School. Dolores was an artist of oil painting and an active member of the St. Thomas More Women’s Club. She was the loving wife of the late Dr. Leonard E. Zbikowski and devoted mother of Nancy P. Gifford (William R Gifford Jr.). She was a caring grandmother to William R. Gifford III (Lillian), Geoffrey Gifford, Grace Gifford and dear sister of Gloria Van Gulick. Dolores is also survived by her faithful friends, Golden Retrievers, Daisy and Spencer.

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in memory of Dolores to Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue at 60 Vera Cruz Road, Reinholds, PA 17569.