Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Frank Mansfield, 82, was a long-time member of Thorofare Volunteer Fire Company.
The Thorofare Volunteer Fire Company is mourning the death of a former chief and active company member, Frank Mansfield, who died Nov. 11 at 82 years old. Mansfield served as chief for 12 years and was a member of the fire company for 50. Married to Claire for 60 years, the couple had four children, eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Nov. 15 at from 2 to 3 p.m. at McGuinness Funeral Home, 34 Hunter St., Woodbury. A farewell ceremony begins at 3:30 p.m. Mansfield's full obituary from McGuinness Funeral Home reads: Frank W. Mansfield, age 82, of West Deptford on November 11, 2012. A true adventurer, Frank enjoyed life to its fullest. He was often found swinging a golf club, shuffling cards, …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
For 50 years, the South Jerseyan helped transform football into the most popular game in America. Sabol died Tuesday after an 18-month battle with brain cancer.
Before you read any of these words, please, take a moment to watch a video or two, above, that accompanies them. Let them take you away to an earlier, bygone day, if they can. To a time before Sundays were dominated by ads for light beer and Toyotathons; a time before the concepts of fantasy sports and football widows. A time when football was a fun way for high school and college kids to spend their Saturday mornings and not the billion-dollar bulwark of the American sports landscape. A time before those afternoon contests were elevated to the stuff of Viking legend. A time before your mind's eye could picture "the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field"—words never actually uttered by the immortal Jon Facenda—or before your ears beheld the …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Services are Thursday.
William "Bill" Hinshillwood, aged 60, passed away on Sept. 13, 2012. A longtime resident of Clarksboro, NJ, Bill grew up in West Deptford and graduated from West Deptford High School in 1970. He continued his education at Rutgers University, where he was a member of Sigma Pi fraternity and received his undergraduate degree in 1974. He subsequently completed his Master's Degree at Rowan University. Bill was employed for many years as an inspector and health officer in Gloucester, Salem and Mercer counties before directing the Health Department in Princeton. He ultimately became a manager within the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, and after his retirement was a consultant for Stericycle. During his working life, …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The legendary host reportedly suffered a heart attack.
Legendary television personality Dick Clark has died, according to several new outlets, including the Huffington Post. He was 82. Clark reportedly suffered a heart attack Wednesday, a day after undergoing an outpatient procedure at a Los Angeles area hospital. Clark had strong area connections, having hosted the popular show American Bandstand in Philadelphia from 1952 until it moved to Hollywood in 1964. He owned a home in Drexel Hill, Delaware County, PA. In 2004, Clark suffered a stroke and was forced to retire from New Year's Rockin' Eve, an ABC show he created and hosted since 1972. Clark continued to make appearances even though hosting duties were turned over to Ryan Seacrest. Post your favorite memories of Dick Clark from American …
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Self-made Haddonfield resident Frederick Sutton died in the sinking of the Titanic, which went down 100 years ago April 15.
One hundred years ago, the unthinkable news began reaching New Jersey: The “unsinkable” Titanic met with disaster, sinking in the freezing Atlantic Ocean on its maiden voyage. In Haddonfield, one family anxiously waited with increasing panic before confirming the worst news possible. Family patriarch Frederick Sutton, a self-made man who rose to the top of local business and society circles, perished in the April 15, 1912, sinking. Sutton was the only New Jerseyan passenger from south of Trenton aboard Titanic. In many ways, Sutton was the embodiment of the American story. An immigrant from Suffolk County, England, Sutton arrived in Philadelphia essentially penniless in 1870, determined to make a name and career for himself in America. “He…
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Balzano, who lost his battle with leukemia, spent 60 years working at Camden's docks.