RONALD G. FOLEY SR., MAJOR, USMC (RET.)

 

Ronald G. Foley Sr., Major, USMC (Ret.)

Born January 20, 1930 in Staten Island, NY.  Died February 1, 2015.

A 50-year resident of Haddonfield and Collingswood Ron passed away peacefully after a brief illness.

 

 

 

Ron made an indelible impact on all who knew and adored him. He taught his family to always be responsible, loving, honorable, work hard, and do the right thing.  He was generous in spirit and was most proud of his family and their many accomplishments. Ron’s quick wit and lightheartedness lit up every room.  He did not take life too seriously and kept his family and medical team laughing to the very end.

 

He was an exceptional athlete.  Golf was a favorite pastime. He shared his love of the sport with his sons and sons-in-law.  The annual golf outing at the Federal Reserve Bank was started by Ron in 1977 and remained the high point of his golf season.  He loved spending time with his grandchildren, all of whom have many fond memories of him. Favorites include fishing, attending their sporting events, and sharing his coin collections. He never spoke an unkind word. In his prime the man had real swag!

After proudly serving his country for twenty years in the United States Marine Corps, Ron enjoyed a second career as Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank.

He is survived by his devoted spouse, Anne (nee Bonk), and children Therese Foley, Patricia Richter (Michael), Kathleen Mack (Glen), Debi Franke (Jim), Karl Foley, Kurt Foley, Gary Foley, Michael Foley, Laura Russell, Ronald G. Foley Jr. and John P. Foley (Carolyn) as well as 16 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 2 sister-in-laws, as well as nieces and nephews in many states from Hawaii to New Jersey.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Frances (nee Richardson) and daughter Kelly Sheets.

Relatives and Friends are invited to the Visitation Thursday Evening February 5, after 7PM  at the HINSKI-TOMLINSON FUNERAL HOME 81 Haddon Ave. Haddonfield, NJ

Ron’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday Morning February 6th, 11 AM at Christ the King Church 200 Windsor Ave. Haddonfield, NJ. Interment of His Ashes will be Monday February 9th at 11AM Ocean View Cemetery, Amboy Rd. Oakwood Hgts,  Staten Island, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ron’s name to Wounded Warriors or Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Drive, Suite 300, Marlton NJ 08053


CHRISTINA ANNE RUSSO

Suddenly on January 19, 2015 ofAudubon, NJ. Age 40 yrs. Beloved daughter of Maureen Drummond (Tom) ofWestmont NJ and and Donald Russo (Donna) of Cherry Hill, NJ. Loving sister to Gregory (Trish). Also survived by Many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

Christina was a kindergarten Teacher and graduate of Rutgers University.

Relatives and Friends are invited to the Funeral Mass Friday January 23 th at 10 AM,  St. Rose of Lima Church 300 Kings Highway, Haddon Heights,NJ. (Kings Highway at 4th Ave.)

In Lieu of Flowers Contributions in her memory may be made to:

Cyan Gray Hope Foundation

c/o Greg Russo 1931 Palmerston Place, Los Angeles, CA 90027

 

 

 

PETER K. HINSKI

On January 10, 2015 of Cherry Hill age 67 -

Ten years ago, anyone driving along Park Drive in Cherry Hill for their daily commute would receive a friendly wave from Erlton Bicycle Shop owner, Peter Hinski, as he rode to and from work. On Saturday, January 10, 2015, Peter, who you likely knew as “Pete,” left this life for the next as peacefully as he lived it. Whether he was riding his bike, cruising on a boat, swimming in the waves at Ocean City, or driving in his beloved 1971 Camaro, Pete was happiest when he was near his wife and co-owner of the shop, Christine (nee Small), and his daughter Amanda, both of whom continue to carry out his legacy today. He is pre-deceased by his parents, Francis and Eugene Hinski. His brother Gene (Joan); sister Gracanne (Tom), who he lovingly called “Itch;” and brother Paul (Sally) still cherish the mischievous memories of their youth together in Haddonfield. Pete’s 8 nieces and nephews, along with his 11 great nieces and nephews, still giggle with memories of his famous “one liners.” After serving in the Navy from 1968-1971, Pete was honorably discharged and awarded a National Defense Service Medal. In 1970, he was diagnosed with a particularly severe case of type 1 diabetes and told he would not live to see 40. Challenge accepted, he soon attended Glassboro State College, nowRowanUniversity, where he met the love of his life, Christine. The two went into business together in 1977, taking ownership of the Erlton Bicycle Shop on Route 70 inCherry Hill, one of the longest operating small businesses in his community today. In 1985 his daughter Amanda was born, whom he immediately made the center of his life, never missing a dance recital of hers or the opportunity to take her out on a bike ride through the woods. In 2007, Pete had already proven his doctors wrong by living not only past 40 but now past 60, yet Pete wouldn’t stop there. In 2010, he was selected for an experimental research study through the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. After two islet cell transplants, Pete was among but a handful of the first men and women in the U.S. with type 1 diabetes to be freed of taking synthetic insulin and managing unpredictable blood-glucose levels, thanks to this non-invasive, new treatment. Pete’s contribution to the future of children and adults with this life-threatening disease will hopefully save countless lives someday. In 2013 Peter moved to Arden Courts Assisted Living Facility inCherry Hill, and his family would be remiss not to acknowledge the loving care the staff provided him, as well as that of Heartland Hospice during his final days.  A viewing will be held to celebrate Pete’s adventurous, impactful, and hardworking life on Thursday, January, 15 from 6-9 pm at the Hinski-Tomlinson Funeral Home, 81 Haddon Ave., Haddonfield. Friends and family may also attend a viewing from 9-10:30am, Friday Morning. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 am at Christ the King Catholic Church, Haddonfield. The family has requested, in lieu of flowers, small trees/shrubs planted in his memory or a donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF.org). And of course, don’t forget to offer a friendly wave when you drive by a cyclist on the road. Happy trails, Pete! Condolences may be offered at kwtomlinson.sr@gmail.com