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N.J. State Sen. Jim Whelan, `tireless advocate’ for Atlantic City, dies

Jim Whelan, 68, a West Philadelphia native and Temple University graduate whose job as an Atlantic City lifeguard led to a decades-long career in public life there as a city councilman, mayor, assemblyman, and state senator, died Tuesday.

The circumstances of Sen. Whelan?s death were not immediately known. He had recently undergone surgery for cancerous cells in a kidney, and in a post read more

Susan K. Axler, 70, breast cancer survivor who helped others

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Susan K. Axler and her husband, Michael, with grandchildren (from left) Danny, Becca, Jordan and Ryan Axler. Expand icon Advertisment

Susan K. Axler, 70, of Philadelphia, a metastatic breast cancer survivor who used her experiences to encourage and inform others, died Aug. 17 of complications from the disease at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

In 1988, when she was 41, Mrs. Axler was diagnosed with breast cancer. Over the next three decades, she underwent a lumpectomy, radiation read more

John Layman Curry Jr.

John Layman Curry Jr. of Florence, N.J. died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at his home. He was 82.

Born Aug. 23, 1934 in Mountain Grove, Va., he was the son of the late John Layman Curry Sr. and Mary Rexrode Curry.

John was a retired Major in the United States Air Force.

He is survived by his niece, Carolyn Hefner of Lost River, W.Va., and nephew, Donnie Huggins of Waynesboro, Va.

John was preceded in death read more

Theodore W. Hearn

With profound sadness, the family of Theodore W. Hearn of Brookhaven, Pa. announces his passing on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. He was 56.

He was a realtor in the Bucks County area for 25 years. Like his father, Ted was a proud member of the Knights of Columbus as well as local self-help groups. He loved playing chess and spending time with friends and family.

He was a devoted son, husband, brother, and read more

Rodd S. Harmon

Rodd S. Harmon of New Hope, Pa. died Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, at Doylestown Hospital. He was 80.

Born and raised in Plymouth, Mass., Rodd moved to Boston and later to New York City to study classical dance. He was a featured dancer with the NBC Opera and danced in the original Broadway productions of The Music Man and the Unsinkable Molly Brown.

He worked as the manager for the hair salon at Henri Bendel read more

Mildred R. Kessel

Mildred R. Kessel of Chesterfield passed away peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 at home. She was 93.

Born in Philadelphia, Pa., she was raised in New Sharon, N.J. and graduated from Woodbury High School. After marrying her husband, Walter, they lived in Camden and Marlton, N.J. before moving to Chesterfield, N.J. in 1959.

Mildred was a hard working entrepreneur owning a luncheonette, deli, and read more


MARY MAGUIRE SAFFORD POINT PLEASANT Mary Maguire Safford, 92, of Point Pleasant was reunited with her beloved Lenny early in the morning of Sunday,…


BERNARD J. BASTA JERSEY CITY Bernard J. Basta “Bo,” 74, a proud lifelong downtown Jersey City resident passed away peacefully surrounded by his…


LYNCH III, Thomas John of Bayonne. Viewing on Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by: G. Keenen O’Brien Funeral Home, Inc.,…


JOHN HARNETT At 12:04 PM on Sunday, August 20, 2017, the Lord called John “Wishy” Harnett home. John was born on February 8, 1937, and was a lifelong…


EVANS, Deacon William H. of Jersey City. Funeral service on Thursday, 7:00 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church, Jersey City. Arrangements by: Watson…

Burke, Benjamin Rush

Benjamin Rush Burke HELLERTOWN Benjamin Rush Burke, 81, of Hellertown, PA, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, peacefully and comfortably from complications of dementia, bradycardia, and throat cancer at St. Luke?s Hospice House in Bethlehem, PA. Born March 25, 1926, in Somerville, NJ, Ben lived in Frenchtown, NJ, and married Jo Ann read more

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