The Elwood Vol Fire Company Received a $10,000 Grant Award from Atlantic City Electric which will be used for an electronic sign to provide real-time community information such as event, safety messages and weather alerts. The grant was awarded to Jerry Critelli Jr a 35 year member of the Elwood Vol Fire company and an employee of Atlantic City Electric.
It is with deep sadness that the Elwood Vol. Fire Company announces the passing of 25 year life member and former Chief Engineer Richard Perez. Our deepest sympathies go out to his friends and family.
Obituary of Richard Perez
Richard E. age 49 of Sweetwater, NJ passed away suddenly at his home on Monday November 28, 2016. Born in Hammonton, NJ he was raised in Elwood and graduated from Oakcrest Regional High School in 1985. He was a truck driver and operator for Barrett Asphalt in Hammonton for over 26 years and was a member of the Teamsters. Rick was a life member and former Chief Engineer for the Elwood Volunteer Fire Company Station # 160. He was known to everyone for his love of Dirt Bike riding. Predeceased by his parents Antonio and Anne Perez ( nee Johnson ). Surviving are his Fiancé Deborah Riley, his sons Gabriel, Joseph, Michael and Aaron. His brother William E. Perez and his wife Nancy and nephew Jacob Perez. 2 Half Brothers, Raymond Perez and his wife Joy and Jay Perez. Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing Saturday from 9:00am – 11:00am at the Marinella Funeral Home 102 N. 3rd St. Hammonton, NJ. Services will be held at 11:00am. Burial will follow at Laurel Memorial Park Tilton Rd. Pomona, NJ In lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Diabetes Association Philadelphia, PA Office, Suite 100 Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.
Monday, July 13 2015 @ 06:02 AM EDT
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DeFRANCISCO, JAMES N. - 70, of Hammonton passed away on Thursday July 9, 2015 at Virtua Health Systems in Voorhees. Born in Hammonton he lived there the majority of his life. Jim was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. Before retiring he worked in the security department at Resort's International in Atlantic City. Jim was a former member of the Elwood Fire Department. He enjoyed woodworking and raising his dogs. He was predeceased by his parents, John A. and Katherine DeFrancisco, and his brother, John DeFrancisco. He is survived by his beloved wife, Sharon DeFrancisco; three children, James N. DeFrancisco Jr. (Gina) of Moorestown, Lisa Mondsini of Florida and Michelle Batezel of Franklinville; his grandchildren, Shawn, Nicole, Jessica, Nicholas, Nina, Nikki and Anthony; his great granddaughter, Arianna, his sister in law, Patty DeFrancisco of Hammonton; his nephew, John R. DeFrancisco of Brigantine, his nieces, Amy O'Reilly (Patrick) and Kelly DeFrancisco all of Williamstown; his sister in law, Betty Van Hekle (Carl); his brothers in law, Eddie McGinty (Barbara) and Donald McGinty (Cheryl). He is also survived by many cousins and friends. A viewing will be held on Monday July 13, 2015 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM at the Carnesale Funeral Home, 202 S. Third Street in Hammonton, where funeral services will take place at 8:00 PM. Private entombment will take place at Greenmount Cemetery in Hammonton.www.carnesalefuneralhome.com
The Elwood Fire Company would like to remind everyone that Memorial Day is a United States Federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who perished while in military service to our country.
So let's take time out to say "Thank you" to those who have fallen.
If you would like to send a free printed post card to U.S. military personnel stationed overseas showing your support and appreciation for their service to our country go to: www.letssaythanks.com
Friday, December 16 2011 @ 06:13 AM EST
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The Elwood Fire Company along with many other Atlantic County departments and organizations will be conducting a large scale search for missing local resident Joseph Herbert who has Alzheimer's. The search will be on Sunday December 18th between 8am and 3pm. And on Monday December 19th. between 8am to 3pm.
The public should be aware of searchers going through the woods and passing out flyer in the Elwood section on Mullica Twp.
Anyone with any information on where Joseph Herbert may be is asked to contact the Mullica Twp. Police Department immediately at 609-561-7600.
Tuesday, August 30 2011 @ 09:38 AM EDT
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It is with deep sorrow that we The Elwood Vol. Fire Company inform our neighbors of the death of Past President and Life Member, William H. Kennedy. Bill Kennedy was a thoughtful, caring and kind man who took immense pride by serving Mullica Twp as a firemen and an elected official. We who worked with him admired his sense of family, community,and his humor. He loved Mullica and sincerely believed in doing the best for all the residents.
Bill was a good man, and he will be sadly missed.
Viewing was held on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 7 to 9PM and on Wednesday August 31, from 9 AM to 10am at the Landolfi Funeral Home, 237 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday August 31, 2011 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Martin Church, Egg Harbor Rd., Hammonton of St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Parish. Burial was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hammonton.