05/09 OBITUARIES, pt. 1

From the May 9 edition of the Register-News

Minnie Joyce

   ROEBLING — Minnie Joyce, 95, of Roebling, died April 29 in Marcella Center, Burlington Township.
   Mrs. Joyce was born in Gilberton, Pa., the daughter of the late Albert and Annie Judd Thomas.
   She was a lifelong resident of Roebling, a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Roebling, Rebecca Lodge, Order of the Eastern Star, John A. Roebling Senior Citizens, life member of Opre Larson V.F.W. Post 8838, Ladies Auxiliary, Roebling and life member of Willitts Hogan Tonne, Unit 39, Roebling.
   The wife of the late Leon H. Joyce and mother of the late Peggy Lou Joyce, she is survived by a daughter & son-in-law, Leona & Robert Wilkie of Florence; three sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Sandra Joyce of Lansdale; Albert and Margaret Joyce of Yardville and Harry and Lillian Joyce of Portage, Mich; 13 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
   Funeral services were held at Koschek and Porter Funeral Directors, Roebling, with the Rev. Robert Turton officiating.
   Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Burlington.
   Contributions may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church of Roebling, Hornberger Avenue, Roebling, NJ 08054.
Edward L. Day

   BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP — Edward L. Day, 89, died April 26 at St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton.
   Born in Roebling, he lived in Bordentown for 47 years.
   Mr. Day was a custodian for the Bordentown Regional School District before retiring in 1983.
   He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Christ Episcopal Church of Bordentown.
   He was a local sports enthusiast, helping the community with its baseball and football programs.
   Son of the late Frank and Edith Lloyd-Day and brother of the late Howard R. and George K. Day, he is survived by a sister, Helen D. Addis of Bordentown; a brother and sister-in-law, Earle and Wilba Day of Brevard, N.C.; two nephews, Dr. David Addis and wife, Priscilla, of Chesterfield and Donald E. Addis of Tucson, Ariz.; two nieces, Dorenne Addis-Simonson of Nashua, N.H., and Deanna and husband, Dr. Carl Binns, of Scott Depot, W.Va.; other relatives; and a special friend, Marge Exton.
   Requiem Eucharist was held at Christ Episcopal Church, with the Rev. James Purdy officiating.
   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, 130 Prince St., Bordentown, NJ 08505.
William H.


   BORDENTOWN CITY — William H. Southard, 83, died May 4 at home.
   Born in Chesterfield, he was a lifelong area resident.
   He was a Coast Guard veteran of World War II.
   He retired after 24 years as a school bus driver with Bordentown Regional High School.
   He operated Southard’s Pet Shop in Bordentown and enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time in Wallace’s Woods in Chesterfield.
   He was a member of American Legion Post 26; Disabled American Veteran’s Post 39; the Sons of the American Revolution; the National Rifle Association; the American Association of Retired Persons; the New Jersey Federation of Sportsman’s Clubs; and the South Branch Sportsman’s Club.
   Son of the late William H. and Sally Southard, father of the late William V. Southard and brother of the late Vernon E. Southard and Lila Newell Rogers, he is survived by his wife, Ada G. Moretti Southard; a daughter, Debra Southard of Bordentown; a nephew, Vernon Newell; and nieces and nephews.
   The funeral was held from Huber-Moore Funeral Home, Bordentown, with the Rev. Edward J. DeSilva officiating.
   Burial was in Bordentown Cemetery.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Chesterfield Baptist Church, 209 Chesterfield-Crosswicks Road, Trenton, NJ 08620; or Samaritan Hospice, 5 EvesDrive, Suite 300, Marlton, NJ 08053.
Esther Muriel


   BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP — Esther Muriel Beatty, 86, died May 3 at the Masonic Home of New Jersey, Burlington.
   Born in Morrisville, Pa., she lived in Bordentown for 50 years.
   She was a riveter with Eastern Aircraft during World War II and retired in 1978 as a corrective shoe fitter.
   She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Women of the Moose and the Baptist faith.
   Wife of the late Raymond J. Bates and predeceased by a sister and two brothers, she is survived by her husband of 56 years, John J. Jr.; two daughters, Valerie E. Wojdat of Clinton and Jackie H. Snyder of Hamilton; a son and daughter-in-law, Lewis C. and L. Carol Bates of Nazareth, Pa.; two grandsons, Robert P. Snyder of Trenton and Gregory J. Bates of Nazareth; a granddaughter, Jennifer E. Bates of Millersville, Pa.; two great-grandsons, Steven R. and Michael W. Snyder; and five nieces.
   The funeral was held at Huber-Moore Funeral Home, Bordentown City.
   Entombment was in Colonial Memorial Park Mausoleum, Hamilton.
   Memorial contributions may be made to St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Physical Therapy Department and Gift of Life Donor Program, 2000 Hamilton St.,Suite 201, Philadelphia, PA 19130.
Edna R.


   FLORENCE — Edna R. Lippincott Levenduski, 72, of Roebling, died May 5 at Rancocas Valley Hospital.
   Born in Trenton, she was a lifelong Hamilton resident before moving to Roebling six years ago.
   She was a crossing guard for the Hamilton Police Department and enjoyed the Phillies, wrestling and bingo.
   Daughter of the late John and Eva McCue Lippincott, she is survived by a son, Richard J. Levenduski Jr. and his fiancee, Paula Dragos, with whom she lived in Roebling; a daughter, Donna Morris and her fiancé, Shawn Weir, of Roebling; two brothers, Jack and Donald Lippincott of Hamilton; two sisters, Grace Vanderipe of Crosswicks and Louise Johnston of Hamilton; three grandchildren, Christine Axt and Melissa and Mary Jane Levenduski; two great-grandchildren, Victoria and Connor Axt; and nieces and nephews.
   The funeral was held at Buklad Yardville Memorial Chapel, Yardville.
   Entombment was in Princeton Memorial Park Mausoleum, Washington Township.
   Memorial contributions may be made Florence and Roebling rescue squads, Municipal Building, Broad Street, Florence, NJ 08518.
Bunny Ann


   FLORENCE — Bunny Ann Challender of Roebling died May 5 at home.
   Born in Bobtown, Pa., she lived in Springfield before moving to Roebling in 1991.
   She was New Jersey unit director for Home Interior and Gifts of Dallas for 10 years and formerly worked at A&P Supermarket, Roebling.
   Mrs. Challender was a member of Holy Assumption Roman Catholic Church, Roebling.
   Daughter of the late Joseph and Gloria Dayton Miller, she is survived by her husband, David Challender; a sister, Debbie; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Donna and Joseph Jarzyk of Riverside, Gloria-Jo Herrira of Wrightstown and Billie-Jo and Chuck Garcia of McGuire Air Force Base; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
   Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. on May 10 at Holy Assumption Roman Catholic Church, 1290 Hornberger Ave, Roebling, with the Rev. Giles Barreda, officiating.
   Burial will be in Holy Assumption Cemetery.
   Calling hours will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on May 9 at Koschek and Porter Funeral Directors, 1115 Hornberger Ave., Roebling.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Lighthouse Hospice, 4 Executive Suite 101, Route 70 and Cuthbert Boulevard, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002.
John A. Campbell

   CHERRY VALLEY, Calif. — John A. Campbell, 75, died March 17 at San Gorgonio Hospital in Banning, Calif.
   A native of Bordentown, he was a longtime resident of both Rialto and Cherry Valley, having relocated to California in 1966.
   He served in the United States Navy during World War II.
   He was a retired supervisor for several plumbing fixture manufacturers.
   He enjoyed the game of golf and was a member of the Highland Springs golf club.
   Mr. Campbell was the son of the late Julia Stern and stepson of the late Andrew Stern along with his late brothers, William, Robert and Leo Campbell.
   He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Marjorie Campbell; three sons, John Jr. of Elmira, Oregon, William of Crestline, Calif., and Bruce of Cupertino, Calif.; two sisters-in-law, Norma Campbell of Fieldsboro and Corinne Campbell of Hamilton; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
   Military Honor graveside services were held at Riverside National Cemetery.