Thursday, May 4, 2006

Speaking of New Jersey...

Heather's Dad passed into the presence of the Lord yesterday morning. Per the Courier Post:

GEORGE PEDRICK DETWILER Was ushered into his Heavenly home on May 3, 2006 at home in Collingswood, NJ. Age 70 years.
Beloved husband of Phyllis (Nee Brown). Dear father of Heather Detwiler.
He is also survived by a cousin, John Pedrick of Pedricktown, NJ, a second cousin, Barney Beals of Collingswood, NJ, mother-in-law, Esther S. Brown and two sisters-in-law, Carol Healy and Shirley Brown.
Born at home in Collingswood on July 5, 1935, Mr. Detwiler was the Comptroller for Rapp Machinery Co. of Fort Washington, PA for many years and later retired from The Continental Bank (now PNC Bank). He was a member of the Heritage Baptist Church, Mt. Laurel, NJ.
He served his community as a volunteer member of the Collingswood Fire Company for over 43 years and was their Chaplain and Financial Secretary. Mr. Detwiler was the treasurer of the Collingswood Firemen's Relief Assoc. and a life member of the NJ State Fireman's Assoc.
He was a trustee and the treasurer of the Knight Park. One of his greatest joys was to see the three fountains and paved walking path around Knight Park all in place during his tenure.
Mr. Detwiler was also a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, the Society of Mayflower Descendants, the John Howland Society, the Gideon's International and the Alumni Assoc. of Bob Jones University of Greenville, SC.
Mr. Detwiler was a past member of the Haddon Heights Baptist Church where he served as a youth group leader, visual aid assistant, usher, trustee and deacon. He was also a board member and treasurer for the Baptist High School.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Saturday, 11:00 AM at the Haddon Heights Baptist Church, 3rd & Station Aves., Haddon Heights, NJ. Interment Harleigh Cemetery, Camden, NJ. Friends may call Sat. after 9:30 AM at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Heritage Christian Academy, 530 Union Mill Rd., Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054 or The Knight Park Trustees, P.O. Box 8731, Collingswood, NJ 08108 or any of the worthy organizations mentioned above.
Arrangements by the FOSTER-WARNE FUNERAL HOME, Collingswood, NJ.

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