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HIGGS, KERRY ROLAND, SR.

Kerry Roland Higgs Senior, 69, of Middle Township, NJ passed away Sunday, September 12, 2021. He has been a life long resident of Cape May County. He and his wife Toni spent 10 wonderful years in Ellicottville, NY, in their home overlooking the hills and ski slopes where she was raised. Kerry was a prideful 25-year veteran of the Wildwood Police Department, a Security Guard for the Cape May County Zoo, a former Army National Guardsman, a volunteer firefighter for Ellicottville Fire Department, a perfect Pop-Pop to 11 grandchildren, amazing husband to Toni and the best father anyone could have!He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Toni Higgs (nee Kerns). His children Teresa Garwood (Mike), Elizabeth Fickes (Jimmy), his son Kerry Higgs Jr. (Christi), Michele Rhodes (Don), Peter Welch and Melissa Carmela. He was blessed with an entourage of grandkids: Riley, Caleb, Angel, Conner, Katie, Abby, Corbin, Tommy, Kolin, Rhandi and Knox. His sister, Lisa Higgs.In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation to the Cape May County Zoo or a charity of your choice.A gathering of family and friends will be held at the Cape May County Park and Zoo at 11am at Pavilion D on Thursday September 16th. At noon the family will ask their guests to share a memory of their time with Kerry followed by a toast to his life. Condolences at ingersollgreenwoodfh.com.
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SOWERS, SUSAN A.

Susan A. Sowers (nee Von Colln) of Cape May, NJ, passed away on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at the age of 82 at her winter residence in Jensen Beach, Florida. Susan loved spending her winters in Florida with her husband and numerous friends. She also loved to travel the world and was able to visit many countries. Susan is survived by her husband of 62 years, Ronald Sowers and her son, Randall (Colleen) Sowers and daughter Lisa Shuman; her brother Frederick “Fritz” (Constance) Von Colln; grandchildren, Ralph, Jason, Michelle (Josh), and Krystal; great grandchildren, Ralph, Ayla, Grayson, Piper, Mark and Maveric. Family and friends are invited to Susan’s Life Celebration on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at 4PM at the Cape May Marlin and Tuna Club located at 1390 Lafayette Street, Cape May, NJ.
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MONTGOMERY, JOHN P.

John P. Montgomery, 62, of Wildwood, NJ, was born in Philadelphia, PA on March 22, 1959 at Nazareth Hospital. John passed away peacefully Thursday, September 9, 2021.Upon graduating Archbishop Ryan High School in 1977, John joined his father working in the family business. His travels led him to finding a new life in California, where John spent most of his adult years. John moved back to the East Coast about 12 years ago to be closer to his family.John enjoyed all water sports including boating, water skiing, and fishing. He was an accomplished snow skier, which took him to different parts of this country. John was graced with tremendous mechanical ability, allowing him to spend many hours on his favorite car or boat.John was predeceased by his parents, John and Arlene, and his brother William and his sister MaryEllen. He is survived by his sister Kathi and brothers Marty, Scott, and Kenny, as well as his extended family and friends.Outdoor service will be held at the Avalon Manor Pier on September 25, 2021 at 11:00 am, lunch to immediately follow at the Avalon Manor Hall. The family requests that donations be made in lieu of flowers to Cape Hope Homeless Outreach in John’s name. Please visit CapeHopeCares.org to donate.Condolences atwww.radzieta.com.
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HUBER, BETH

Beth Audeen Brooks Huber passed away on September 4, 2021 in Covington, LA. She was born on December 6, 1939 in Meadville, PA to the late Preston and Marion Huson Brooks. She was a graduate of Meadville High School.Beth was the loving mother of Cindy Huber Nichols and her husband Brian, and the proud grandmother of Zachary Nichols, of Mandeville, LA. She is also survived by her sister Diane Singer of Saegertown, PA, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death, by her brother William (Sonny) Brooks, her sister Phyllis Feltenberger and her former husband William (Bill) Huber.She previously resided in Cape May Court House, NJ, where she worked at the Cape May County Herald for over 30 years. She began her career as an Advertising/Sales Executive and eventually became Advertising Director before retiring in December 2014. After retiring, she enjoyed spending time with friends and family before moving to Covington, LA in June 2020, to be closer to her family. She loved football, especially the Philadelphia Eagles, Penn State, University of Florida and LSU and basketball, reading and playing Bridge.Relatives and friends are invited to the Memorial Service at Avalon Links Restaurant on Friday, November 26, at 12pm. Please Share a Memory on the Tribute Wall at www.ejfieldingfh.com.
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MARINO, NEVE THERESE (nee

MARINO, NEVE THERESE (nee Faia), 64, of Wildwood Crest, September 10, 2021. She was a member of Assumption Church within Notre Dame De La Mer Parish. To plant a tree in memory of NEVE MARINO as a living tribute, please visit Tribute Store.
WILDWOOD CREST, NJ
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CAMP, JANE ANNA, 84

CAMP, JANE ANNA, 84, of Palermo, September 13, 2021. She was a member of the 2nd Cape May Baptist Church. To plant a tree in memory of JANE CAMP as a living tribute, please visit Tribute Store.
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LEISEY, CRAIG L., 59

LEISEY, CRAIG L., 59, August 31, 2021. He was the Business Owner and Chef of Key West Tacos in Cape May. To plant a tree in memory of CRAIG LEISEY as a living tribute, please visit Tribute Store.
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BARRON, MURIEL G. (Wingert

BARRON, MURIEL G. (Wingert), 80, of Petersburg, September 8, 2021. She taught in the Middle Township School District. To plant a tree in memory of MURIEL BARRON as a living tribute, please visit Tribute Store.
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DUNMORE, SAMUEL J., 66

DUNMORE, SAMUEL J., 66, of Cape May Court House, September 5, 2021. He worked at Shop Rite in Rio Grande. To plant a tree in memory of SAMUEL DUNMORE as a living tribute, please visit Tribute Store.
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BELLAMY, LEILA MARIE, 18

BELLAMY, LEILA MARIE, 18, of Whitesboro, September 8, 2021. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Whitesboro. To plant a tree in memory of LEILA BELLAMY as a living tribute, please visit Tribute Store.
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LADD, MARGARET "Peggy" (nee

LADD, MARGARET "Peggy" (nee Sharp), 89, of Cape May, September 4, 2021. She worked for Cold Spring Fish & Supply Co. as a bookkeeper. To plant a tree in memory of MARGARET LADD as a living tribute, please visit Tribute Store.
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BARTO, ROBERT

Robert Barto (“Bruce”), age 63 of Villas, passed away Saturday, September 11, 2021. Formerly of Upper Darby, PA, Bruce was a graduate of Upper Darby Senior High School (1977) and has been an area resident since 1988. He was a life member and vice president of Black Sheep Motorcycle Club with whom he enjoyed riding his Harley Trike. He was a dedicated 33-year employee at Sea Gear Marine Supply in Cape May, where he was well respected and loved. Bruce enjoyed riding motorcycles, fishing, watching sports, and was a die-hard Philadelphia sports fan. He also enjoyed sport cars, especially his 1996 SS Camaro. He was also well known for his Christmas displays at his home.Bruce is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years, Carol, daughter Valerie Leidy and son Bruce Jr., his grandsons Justin and Luke who he adored, siblings Linda (Albert) Haske, Charles (Renee), and Barbara (Thomas) Colgan, many nieces and nephews, and dog Zoey.A funeral service for Bruce will be held at 12noon on Friday, September 17, 2021 at Evoy Funeral Home, 3218 Bayshore Rd., N Cape May; friends may call prior to service from 10am – 12noon. Burial will be privately held. Contributions in Bruce’s memory can be made to Love of Linda Cancer Fund, PO Box 1053, Wildwood, NJ 08260. Condolences can be shared at www.EvoyFuneralHome.com.
VILLAS, NJ
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LEISEY, CRAIG L.

Craig L. Leisey, 59, of Parkside Dr. Lebanon, passed away on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at home. Craig was born on April 25, 1962 in Wichita, KS, he was a son of Claire Aungst Leisey of FL and the late James L. Leisey.He was a 1980 graduate of Cedar Crest High School, Lebanon. Craig was the Business Owner and Chef of Key West Tacos in Cape May, NJ.Surviving, in addition to his mother, are a daughter, Ashley and husband Chad Santer of Purcellville, VA; a son, Jesse and wife Julia Leisey of Lebanon; three grandchildren, Keriann Leisey, Madilyn Santer, and Catalena Leisey; a brother, Gregory and wife Bambi Leisey.Craig will always be remembered by those who loved him for his sense of humor, love for his family, joy of cooking for family and friends and endless adventures. He enjoyed life to the fullest, traveling, golfing and spending time with his family and friends. He will be greatly missed and will always be very much loved. A great father and friend to many.A Memorial Gathering will be held on Monday, October 11, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Hebron Banquet Hall 701 East Walnut Street Lebanon PA 17042.The H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove is in charge of arrangements and you may send condolences online at www.hlsnyderfuneralhome.com.
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PORTO, LOUIS MICHAEL

Louis Michael Porto, 88, of Rio Grande, NJ departed this life August 28, 2021. He was born May 8, 1933 in Philadelphia, PA.Lou was a chef, a coach and teacher of Culinary Arts. He loved teaching the children of the Special Services School District. However his best loves were his family about whom he is most proud.He was predeceased by his parents and his son, Louis Jr. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Gloria (Alfano), and his children: The Honorable John C. Porto and his wife Lisa; Michael A. Porto; and Rochelle A. Porto, also special needs teacher; his grandchildren: Alycia Solecki and her husband John, and Christopher Porto, and Laura Porto; and great grandchild: Ryann Rose Solecki.Special thanks to the Staff at Crest Haven Nursing Home for their compassionate care for Lou in his final days. The leader of the band is gone. He will be greatly missed.Mass Of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on September 27, 2021 at Saint John Neumann Parish, Saint John Of God Church, 680 Town Bank Road, North Cape May, NJ 08204, where visitation will be 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cape May County Special Services School District, 148 Crest Haven Road, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210, or Cape May County Technical High School, 188 Crest Haven Road, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210, or a charity of one’s choice.www.radzieta.com.
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WILLIAMSON, MICHAEL FRANCIS

Michael “Mikee Whiteshoes” Francis Williamson, 66, of Wildwood, NJ, was welcomed into Heaven on Saturday, September 5, 2021. Born on February 25, 1955 in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late John Joseph and Elaine Mae (Ward) Williamson. Michael attended St. Gabriel's High School in Philadelphia and enlisted in the US Navy.Evangelist, Street Preacher, Lover of Jesus, “Mikee Whiteshoes” was a fighter. As hard as he fought against men at the beginning of his life, as a boxer, he fought for the souls of men at the end of his life, as a minister of the Gospel - especially to the forgotten men and women in the nursing homes and shelters of Philadelphia and South Jersey. Mikee was a student and devoted teacher of the Bible who not only hid scripture in his heart, but proclaimed it and put it into action. Mikee was a powerful voice for the Kingdom of God, ministering salvation through Christ Jesus. His own life was a witness to the saving grace of God and he urged others to receive Jesus and allow Him to change their lives from the inside out. He was a founder of Lost Sheep fellowship, forerunner of The Jesus House ministry, which first began meeting at Clary’s Restaurant of Cape May Court House.Mikee was a Christian leader who attracted and motivated teams of Believers to participate in ministry to others, leading by example. He was a powerful engine for the Gospel, organizing coat drives and Christian outreaches to recovering addicts through The Jesus House ministry at The Last Stop in the Kensington section of Philadelphia and at The Carpenter’s Shop of Wildwood, the Revolve Church of North Cape May and the Atlantic City Salvation Army, in conjunction with If Not For Grace Ministries. Mikee frequently preached at Teen Challenge and the Atlantic City Rescue Mission. Some of his messages are posted on YouTube and Vimeo.com. Though Mikee had friends and ministry supporters among many South Jersey Churches, his final affiliation was with the Revolve Church of North Cape May and Iglesia Cristiana Oasis de Bendicion of Rio Grande.Michael is survived by his loving wife, Justine Namuyanja Williamson; his children and their spouses: son Michael Williamson and children, Michael, Selena and E.J.; son Tommy Williamson and his son, Tommy; daughter Lisa (Anthony “Peanut”)Hickman and their children, Kristopher, Eric and Rylee; son Joey (Kim)Williamson and their daughter, Karlee.Michael is also survived by his siblings and their spouses: Alice (David) Guld, John “Buddy” (Judy)Williamson, Andrew (Donna) Williamson, Kathleen (McAvoy) Callaghan, Francis (Dawn) McAvoy and Elaine “Lainey” McAvoy.He was preceded in death by first wife, Susan (DiMedio)Williamson.Funeral service will be at the First Assembly of God, Cape May, on Friday, September 10 with visitation 10-11AM, memorial service 11AM and interment following at Seaside Cemetery, Marmora. Arrangements are by the Spilker Funeral Home, Cape May. All attendees are invited to wear white shoes to the service in honor of Mikee’s life and ministry.
WILDWOOD, NJ
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WILLIAMS, CAROLINE M.

Caroline M. Williams, 96, of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away September 2, 2021. She was born in Philadelphia to the late William and Caroline Allen and worked in the Cape May County Court System. Caroline was a member of Our Lady of the Angels Church and enjoyed playing cards and going on cruises. She is predeceased by her husband James, daughter Caroline Schaefer, and grandson Joseph Williams.Caroline is survived by her children: James (Ruth) Williams, Gary (Joanne) Williams, Robert (Sandy) Williams, and Christine Cramer; brother Michael Allen and his wife Linda who took great care of Caroline; as well as 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild; and caretaker Bonnie.Memorial Mass will be Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of The Angels Church, 35 East Mechanic Street, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of the Angels Church. Condolences at www.radzieta.com.
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CLEMENT, CARL JAMES

CARL JAMES CLEMENT, a life well lived, passed unexpectedly on July 31, 2021 in Washington State at age 54. Born June 7, 1967 in Cape May County, NJ, he is survived by mother Marie, brother Clint (Linda), sister Chrissy, son Christopher (Isabella) of Alaska, son Keegan of Oregon, nephew Jeremy and many other extended family and friends (Kerri).He was preceded in death by father Clint Clement, Sr., cousin Robert Adams, and many others. He was raised Roman Catholic and, in his youth, enjoyed farming, hunting, and dirt bikes. He graduated from Middle Township High School in 1985. His life at the Jersey Shore was filled with guitar playing, boating, water/jet skiing, fast cars, and boardwalk amusements. His free spirit took him many places. He loved life wherever he went!Later his careers as an EMT and journeyman/lineman flourished. Carl could “fix” anything, he was so mechanically inclined and intelligent.His selfless nature to help anyone in need will never be forgotten. Sensitively, not a pushover is resounding. If he didn’t agree, it wasn’t happening! The free spirit, rebel, wild child!Services on the East Coast will mirror those on the West Coast on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the Baptist Cemetery in Cape May Court House, NJ. Share with us the remembrance of our “one of a kind”! Condolences at www.radzieta.com.
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CLEMENT, CARL JAMES, July

CLEMENT, CARL JAMES, July 31, 2021, 54. He graduated from Middle Township High School in 1985. To plant a tree in memory of CARL CLEMENT, July as a living tribute, please visit Tribute Store.
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POWELL, JR., H. DEWEY

POWELL, JR., H. DEWEY, 82, of Ocean City, May 14, 2021. He served in the US Navy. To plant a tree in memory of POWELL JR. H. DEWEY as a living tribute, please visit Tribute Store.
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