CLARA ELIZABETH “BETH” NOTREDAME

On Feb. 10, 2015 (nee Peitz), age 62, of Pennsport, Philadelphia. Beth grew up in Haddonfield and received nursing degrees from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, Penn and Drexel. Her specialty was critical-care pediatrics, and she spent most of her career in the neonatal and cardiac ICUs of St. Christopher’s Hospital, and then in the critical-care transport programs of St. Chris’s and Children’s Hospital. Most recently, she worked in Einstein’s Developmental Pediatrics Program with children who had ADHD or autism. She had also served as an adjunct clinical professor in pediatric nursing at Drexel. When she discussed her patients, the intensity in her voice showed how deeply she cared for them.

Outside of work, Beth enjoyed history, opera, and travel. She was a longtime member of Old St. Joseph’s Church and was especially grateful for the support of her friends there during her struggle with ALS.

Beth was predeceased by her husband, Michel, and her parents, Charles and Helen Peitz. She is survived by siblings Charles Peitz, Anne (Nelson) Remetz, Mary Kelly and H. Judith (Sukumar) Patel. Her knack with children was also evident in her bonds with her nieces and nephews, Julia and Stephen Kelly, Elizabeth and Meera Patel, and Madeline and Nelson Remetz. She is also survived by close friends Cherie Lenz Mason and Claire Miller, and by Dr. Wendy Ross, her colleague at Einstein, who proved a strong advocate as well as a close friend during Beth’s sickness.

The family will receive visitors on Friday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. at the HINSKI-TOMLINSON FUNERAL HOME, 81 N. Haddon Ave., Haddonfield, NJ. The family will also receive visitors Saturday morning at 9 a.m. at Old St. Joseph’s, 321 Willings Alley, Philadelphia (just south of Fourth and Walnut). A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at the church at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, Beth had requested that donations be made to Autism Inclusion Resources (http://www.autismir.com), 1084 Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.

THOMAS E. HIGGINS

On Feb 8, 2015 of Cherry Hill, NJ Age 86 yrs. Beloved son of the late Thomas  and Elizabeth (nee Murray). Loving brother to Sr. Rosemary of Allegany, NY, Richard of Cherry Hill, NJ and Michael and his wife Doris of Waldorf MD. Also survived by many Nieces and nephews.

Tom was retired after 32 years as an outstanding teacher in the Strafford NJ school district. He was a Army veteran and a volunteer fireman at the Woodcrest Fire Co. in Cherry Hill. NJ

Relatives and friends are invited to the visitation Sat. Feb. 14, 10 to 11 AM at the HINSKI-TOMLINSON FUNERAL HOME 81 Haddon Ave. Haddonfield, NJ. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:30 AM at Holy Eucharist Church 344 Kresson Rd. Cherry Hill, NJ. Int.Calvary Cemetery Cherry Hill, NJ.

JEANNE B STACKHOUSE-BURGER

Jeanne Stackhouse -Burger of Mocksville, NC passed away Thursday February 5, 2015 at Trinity Elms Assisted Living Center of Clemmons at the age 81.

She was a native of Camden Countyand the widow of the late Elwood William Stackhouse and the Late Frank Burger. She was a homemaker and of the Christian faith.

She is survived by three sons, Kenneth Stackhouse Sr. and his wife Karen of Cherry Hill, NJ, Mark Stackhouse and his wife Mary of Jacksonville FL, Jerry Stackhouse of Folkston GA. and the late William Stone. One Daughter, Linda Blackburn and her husband David of Mocksville,  NC. One Sister, Charlise Gray of Cherry Hill, NJ and Daughter in law Audrey Stone. Eleven Grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

She was the daughter of the late Charles Field and Mildred Cameron.

Relatives and friends are invited to the visitation 10 AM Thursday at the HINSKI-TOMLINSON FUNERAL HOME 81Haddon Ave. Haddonfield, NJ. Funeral Service will be celebrated 11 AM Interment Locustwood Memorial Park,Cherry Hill, NJ.

In Lieu of flowers contributions in her memory may be made to Trinity Elms, 3750 Harper Rd. Clemmons, NC 27012 or to Community Hospice Care 225 Davie Avenue, Statesville, NC 28677.