Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 6:04pm

His name conjures up favorable comparisons with God (“only the Lord saves more than…”)…he’s afraid of flying and elephants…his middle name is Marcel and his nickname is “The Frog”…he worked for Canada Cement for two weeks and then went on to play 13 memorable seasons in the National Hockey League…he also played part of one se

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 4:41pm

  His childhood ambition was to be a CIA agent…pink is his favorite color…his mom was a caterer, so his school lunches included things like shrimp cocktail and scallops wrapped in bacon…he raises seeing-eye dogs for the blind even though he’s allergic to dogs…and he used to travel hundreds of thousands of miles a year.

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 1:09pm

She admits to having road rage when she drives (“I always think I am the only one in a hurry”)…loves watching old classic movies on a rainy day, while eating Chinese food…describes herself as a “a meat and mac and cheese girl!”…named her cat after Chase Utley…loves the Mummers …….and both her eyeliner and eyebrows are tattooe

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 10:18pm

  He wanted to be a rock star guitarist when he was growing up…got as close as playing guitar in a high school rock band…is the youngest of six kids… started a snow removal business called “JoeSnow” (but it only lasted two years because Mother Nature didn’t cooperate)…and sang on a record album with the All South Jersey Choru

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 7:13pm

  He started his career in business 54 years ago…was a Sergeant in the Korean War…has 8 children, 11 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild…once sold Bibles door-to-door…and is nicknamed “the Rock”

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 8:49pm

In mourning the substantial loss to the region that John’s passing represents, we felt it would be appropriate and appreciated by those who knew and loved him  to revisit the story of his life and work as it was first published on these pages more than five years ago.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 8:23pm

  He has served as Mercer County Budget Director, Director of Policy and Planning for the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Hopewell Township Administrator, Mercer County Freeholder, and Mercer County Executive.

Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 1:38pm

He was named Citizen of the Year by the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce…has friends in dozens of countries around the world—from Namibia to New Zealand (he’s a licensed amateur “HAM” radio operator)…was an all conference wrestler in high school…grew up in a close-knit family in which each individual family built its own

Jill Ross
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 6:38pm

Her avocation is acting…she has had walk-on roles in the iconic soap operas “All My Children” and “One Life to Live”…played a teacher in a commercial for South Jersey Federal Credit Union (while working at Wachovia)…and her movie career may have peaked in 1998 when she was an extra in the Nicholas Cage movie “Snake Eyes” and

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 8:15pm

  As a child, he once stood on his head on concrete for 15 minutes to qualify for admission to a karate program…a school where he earned the first of two black belts…started his first business when he was 15, buying and selling video games and then sold that business a year… later to a company that was bought by Gamestop.