Margaret A. Gleeson
February 27, 2010
Of Haddonfield, age 98, beloved wife of the late Maurice C. Loving mother to Paul F. and his wife Mary Anne of Stafford Twp. and Terence J. and his wife JoAnn of Wenonah. Three grandchildren Sean-Erik (Andrea), Jennifer Gleeson Blue (Scott), and Christine Grabowski (Patrick). Two great grandchildren Jason and Shaige.
Interment Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill.
February 27, 2010
A longtime resident of South Jersey died suddenly at home at the age of 72.
She was pre-deceased by her beloved husband, William, of 32 years.
She is survived by her dearly loved daughter Alisyn Stoffel Crisafulli and her husband Anthony (Nino) of Laurel Springs, her devoted and loving sisters and brothers-in-law: Barbara and James McCourt, and Janet and Joseph Carter, her many loving nieces and nephews: Janet Lynn Finsen, Lisa (Kevin) Hagan, James (Loretta) McCourt, Joseph (Stephanie) Carter, John (Jennifer) Carter, Melissa (Mark) Salmi, by many great-nieces and nephews: Jimmy Welsh and Erica Finsen; Colin, Sean, and Kelly Hagan; James and Jack McCourt; Peyton and Louie Salmi; Graiden and Regan Carter; and Dylan Carter, and many loving and close friends. Marilyn was a 1954 graduate of Frankford High School of Philadelphia, and remained active with the Alumni Association.
She began her career in the investment industry at Janney Battles, & E.W. Clark in Camden, working as the assistant for the Office Manager, William Kalellis.
Twenty-seven years later after a successful career assisting her husband, William Kalellis, Sr. V.P. and Director, and becoming a Stock Broker herself, she retired from Janney Montgomery Scott in Cherry Hill. Inspired by her husband’s philanthropic endeavors, Marilyn was an active participant in community affairs.
She devoted numerous hours of volunteering and supporting many groups including: The Variety Club ( benefiting handicapped children), chairing the Ladies Pro/Am Tournament for many years; The Interfaith Care Givers of Haddonfield, a member of the Women’s Board of Cooper Hospital and she was the Chairperson for numerous charity events including the Cooper Charity Ball in the early 90s.
Marilyn enjoyed skiing and golfing and was a member of the Jersey Skeeters Ski Club for many years and more recently the Tavistock Women’s Golf Association.
She achieved a much-envied accomplishment with her two holes in one on the Tavistock Golf Course in October and November 1998. Marilyn was an active church member all her life. She began a lifetime involvement with the St. Phillips United Methodist Church of Phila.
Youth Group and has always remained active with their Alumni members.
She has been a member of the Haddonfield United Methodist Church since 1991 and had been involved with the tutoring program for the children of the Neighborhood Center and always an avid supporter of the church, especially the Music Department.
Interment Locustwood Cemetery, Cherry Hill.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Coriell Institute for Medical Research, 403 Haddon Avenue, Camden, NJ 08103; Cooper Foundation for the Edward D. Viner, M.D. Intensive Care Unit, 3 Cooper Plaza, Camden, NJ 08103; or the Haddonfield United Methodist Church Friends of Music, 29 Warwick Road, Haddonfield, NJ 08033.
February 28, 2010
Age 86, of Haddonfield. Born in Fort Payne, Ala., he served as a 1st Lt. in the Army Air Corps from February 1943 through August 1945 as a first pilot of four-engine B-24 bombers in the South Pacific theater.
He obtained a BS degree in Commerce from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and then became a contracting officer in the Bureau of Ordnance, Department of Navy, for 10 years. Later he became an executive for RCA. He retired in December 1986. Gil will be remembered for his fine wit and engaging personality. He had an active interest in music all his life.
He performed in musical comedies with the Lewis Shearer Choral for 25 years taking the comedic roles.
After retirement he became a member of the Singing Angels directed by Mrs. Dorothy Heston.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Eleanor Ranere Payton, with whom his musical activities meshed perfectly.
He was the father of four children, Kaye (deceased), Peggy Jo Poynter, Robert Davis Payton and Gordon Russell Payton and the grandfather of five, Justin Poynter, Benjamin Poynter, Michael Poynter, Tyler Payton and Lee Johnston.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the American Red Cross, 312 Cooper Street, Camden, NJ 08102.