04/18 OBITUARIES, pt.1

From the April 18 edition of the Register-News

Grace A. Castner

   BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP — Grace A. Castner, 84, died April 12 at Medford Leas Retirement Community in Medford.
   Born in Lebanon, Pa., she lived in the Bordentown area since 1948.
   She was a 1938 graduate of Jefferson Medical College School of Nursing, Philadelphia, and served as a first lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps during World War II.
   Mrs. Castner retired in 1979 after 22 years as a registered nurse with Johnston Training Center, Fieldsboro.
   Daughter of the late Charles A. and Mary Isabelle Roller and wife of the late James F. Castner Sr., she is survived by three sons, James F. Jr. of Groton, Mass., Christopher Charles of Hamilton and Peter Martin of Marlton; a daughter, Nancy Gay Castner of Ambler, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
   Calling hours were held at Hartmann Funeral Home of Bordentown.
   Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bordentown Township.
   In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions may be made to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, New Jersey Chapter, 45 Wilson Ave., Manalapan, NJ 07726.
Robert G. Pastor

   FLORENCE — Robert G. Pastor, 53, died March 3 at home.
   Born in New York City, he lived in Roebling most of his life.
   Before becoming disabled, Mr. Pastor worked for area carpenters and had been a machinist and pipe fitter with Demag DeLaval Turbomachinery Co., Hamilton.
   He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and member of the American Legion.
   Son of the late John and Mary Plaus Egeli and brother of the late John Egeli Jr., he is survived by three sisters, Mary Ann Ottis of Northfield, Margaret Panaro of Hamilton and Joanne Novack of West Virginia; and nieces and nephews, John, Danielle and Michael Egeli, Matthew Panaro and Jenna and Justin Novack.
   A graveside funeral was held at Beverly National Cemetery, Edgewater Park.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1060 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034.
   Arrangements were by Dennison Funeral Home of Florence.
Angelia Marie Ellis

   FLORENCE — Angelia Marie "Angie” Ellis, 52, secretary for the Trenton Board of Education, died April 10 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
   She lived in Roebling.
   Born in Washington, D.C., she was a longtime area resident and a graduate of Trenton Central High School.
   She was employed by Broad Street Bank before joining Trenton public schools in 1976 as a senior secretary for the Department of Special Pupil Services.
   After serving eight years with the Air Force Reserve, she was appointed confidential secretary to the business administrator/board secretary of the Trenton school district in 1992.
   She became assistant board secretary in 1995 and the first black secretary for the school board in 1998.
   She had worked with various child study teams throughout her tenure.
   She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Princess Leah Chapter 23, Bordentown.
   Daughter of the late Arthur Henderson Sr., she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Evelyn Bragg of Louisiana; two daughters and a son-in-law, Lorcha and Craig Lewis of Willingboro and Rickita Ellis of Trenton; six grandchildren, Johnathan Potts Bragg, Quincy, Taylor and Ashley Lewis, Cinnamon Bragg and Ambyr Ellis; her mother, Loretta Henderson of Trenton; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Arthur Henderson of Trenton and Lawrence and Yvonne Henderson of Levittown, Pa.; a sister, Gwendolyn Henderson of Trenton; four nieces; three nephews; and two special friends, Cledyth Davis and Denise Matlock.
   The funeral was held at Shiloh Baptist Church with the Rev. Darrell L. Armstrong, pastor, officiating.
   Burial was in Ewing Cemetery.
   Arrangements were by Campbell Funeral Chapel.
Pearl T.

Brenna Moeller

   BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP — Pearl T. Brenna Moeller, 82, died April 13 at Water’s Edge Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Trenton.
   Born in Trenton, she lived in Bordentown for 50 years.
   Mrs. Moeller was an auditor with the state Division of Motor Vehicles, Trenton, retiring in 1982 after 25 years.
   Daughter of the late Vito and Mary Vitoritto Brenna and sister of the late Daniel Brenna, Rose Schweizer and Mary Jane Brenna, she is survived by her husband, Carl Moeller; a son, Carl John Moeller of Bordentown Township; a daughter and son-in-law, Janice Marie and Flynn Mayer of Norristown, Pa; two sisters, Fannie Brenna and Joanne Buckman, both of Hulmeville, Pa.; four grandchildren, James M. Moeller, Ronald G. Moeller, Carl J. Moeller Jr. and Stacey A. Paulowsky; a great-granddaughter, Alexis C. Moeller; and cousins, nieces and nephews.
   Christian Funeral was held at Brenna Funeral Home, Trenton, with Deacon Jeffery Pierfy officiating.
   Burial was in Bordentown Cemetery, Bordentown Township.
Eva E. Wilhelm

   FLORENCE — Eva E. Wilhelm, 93, died April 10 at Virtua-Memorial Hospital of Burlington County, Mount Holly.
   Born in Roebling, she was a lifelong resident.
   She was a member of Holy Assumption Catholic Church, Roebling.
   Daughter of the late Adam and Eva Kamrad Bohnert, wife of the late Frank J. Wilhelm, mother of the late Dorothy Canfield and Francis J. Wilhelm and sister of the late Joseph Bohnert, she is survived by a sister, Mary Layton of Ewing; six grandchildren, Valerie Santucci of Burlington Township, Cathy Canfield of Florence, Cindy Westbrook of Columbia, Md., Kurt Wilhelm of Mount Holly, Lisa Wilhelm of Roebling and Troy Wilhelm of Medford; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
   Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Holy Assumption Catholic Church, Roebling, with the Rev. Giles Barreda officiating.
   Burial was in Holy Assumption Cemetery, Roebling.