JOHN A. KOSOFSKY

On March 4, 2015 of Bellmawr, NJ age 82 Yrs. Beloved husband of Barbara (nee) Bartholetti. Loving father to Barbara Geonnotti (Thomas) of Bellmawr, NJ, John (Helene) of Bellmawr, NJ,  Christopher (Colleen) of Cherry Hill, NJ. One brother Russell of Phila.,PA. 5 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren. John was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and a Longshoreman at thePort of Phila. for over 40 Yrs. Born and raised in Phila, PA.

Relatives and friend s are invited to the Funeral Mass Tues. March 10, at 10 am, St. Joachim/ Annunciation Church 601 W. Browning Rd. Bellmawr, NJ. Visitation after 9 am at the church. Int. Pvt.  In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to The Masonic Charity Foundation 902 Jacksonville Rd. Burlington, NJ 08016

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.