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In Memory

Helen Rothermel

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Rest in Peace Miss Rothermel


Passed away on Thursday, June 24th, 2004 at the Virtua Rehab & Nursing Center in Berlin, NJ. She was 84 yrs. of age.
Born in Reading, PA, she is the daughter of the late Joseph & Sara Rothermel. She resided in Voorhees, NJ for the past 3 yrs., moving there from Laurel Springs, NJ. A retired Home Economics Teacher at the Overbrook Regional Jr. High School in Lindenwold, NJ, she taught there for 35 years until her retirement in 1980. She is a graduate of Muhlenburg Twp. H.S. and of Albright College in Reading, PA. During her tenure at Overbrook she was very involved in the Future Homemakers of America was a member of the A.H.E. Assoc., the N.E.A., the N.J.E.A., the Camden Co. E.A. and was a long time member of the Woman's Club of Laurel Springs where she was a Past President and Past Treasurer. She also enjoyed volunteering for the American Red Cross.
She is survived by her sister Eleanor Louise McGuinness of Zellwood, FL her brother Joseph Rothermel of Corning, NY, and her 6 nieces Deborah McGuinness of Stanford, CA, Pamela Cowan of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Carol Mann of Stonington, CT, Diana Kemp of Virginia Beach, VA, Beverly Rothermel of Bedford, TX and Faith Rothermel of Corning, NY.
Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Sunday, July 11th from 2:00 - 3:00 PM at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, 433 Park Ave., Laurel Springs, NJ, where a Celebration of her life will be held on Sunday at 3:00 PM. Interment services will be held on Monday, July 12th at 1:00 PM at the Zion Church Cem. in Hamburg, PA. Funeral arrangements are by the BRADLEY & STOW FUNERAL HOME, Medford, NJ,(609-953-7600). In lieu of other expressions of sympathy the family requests memorial donations to the American Cancer Society, 1851 Old Cuthbert Rd. Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 or to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 9031, Pittsfield, MA 01202-9031. (www.BradleyStow.com)

Publication date: 7/04/04

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10/30/09 01:41 AM #1    

Sandy Burke (Collison) (1969)

01/16/09 07:19 PM #2 EDIT DELETE
Sandy Burke Collison

Miss Rothermel was a wonderful teacher. She put a great deal of effort, into the preparation of her classes..and it showed. As much as we may have "clowned around" in her class....we never stopped wanting to please her...and always, we respected her. She was one of a kind.

10/30/09 01:43 AM #2    

Sandy Burke (Collison) (1969)

POSTED BY.... Elizabeth Nelson Kligge

I'll never forget the first day of cooking class in 7th grade, Miss Rothermel walked into the room, stood on a chair and announced "I am a lighthouse, I see all, I hear all" you could have heard a pin drop in the room...we sat wide eyed with our mouths open not knowing what to think. I suppose it was her way of letting us know that she was in charge. We were all scared of her that first day but as the days went on we realized what a genuinely nice person she was. I never knew cooking could be so much fun and I learned a lot from her.

Rest In Peace Miss Rothermel!

10/30/09 01:44 AM #3    

Sandy Burke (Collison) (1969)

05/09/09 03:10 AM #3 EDIT DELETE
POSTED BY....Sandra Belli Beckley

I saw Miss Rothermel at a yard sale when my daughters were small , she took one look at me and said to my girls " Does mommy still burn the french toast " . SHE REMEMBERED !!!lol Sandra Belli Beckley , class of '75

10/30/09 01:45 AM #4    

Sandy Burke (Collison) (1969)

05/25/09 10:03 PM #4 EDIT DELETE
POSTED BY....Barbara Grossmann Behan-Niedzwiadek

Miss Rothermel was in the room across from my grandmother's at Virtua Nursing Center. My grandmother passed away on January 13,2004. My grandmom was older than Miss Rothamel(92) but would go in to see her.I would go see my grandmother when I had a chance My grandmother always told us that the lady in the room next to her(she said her name was Helen) was always screaming.One day while I was visiting, I looked at the name on the door next to my grandmom's "Mis Helen Rothermel. I said to my mother, who was also visiting with me" OMG Mom, I had a cooking teacher with the same name in Overbrook JHS"! That is when I went into Miss R's room ,looked at her and realized it really was her so I held her hand, told her who I was( I don't know if she heard me or knew what I was talking about) and then I kissed her head,said a prayer and thanked her for my memories at Overbrook Junior High.

My grandmother went downhill quickly not long after this visit and passed away in her sleep on Jan 13,2004, at the age of 92. Her name was Mary Pankowicz Jeschon.

R.I.P.,Miss Rothermel. My grandmom passed away 6 months before you did,and then you joined her in a more peaceful place.God Bless the both of you and my grandfather, Rudy Jeschon, who passed away in 1998 at Cedar Parke Nursing Home in Atco, NJ



10/30/09 01:47 AM #5    

Sandy Burke (Collison) (1969)

07/30/09 09:07 AM #5 EDIT DELETE
POSTED BY.....Patricia McKelvey Quinn

I, too, have very fond memories of Miss Rothermel. Miss Rothermel stands out in my memories of ORHS faculty & staff. Thank you, Miss Rothermel for being a wonderful teacher and part of my high school experiences.
Patty McKelvey Quinn

01/31/10 05:31 PM #6    

SaraJane Bauer (Adair) (1965)

I could acually sew with Miss Rothermel at my side! lol She was a nice memory from my school days at Overbrook.

08/02/11 03:12 PM #7    

Kathy Bevan (Smith) (1978)

She was quite a lady! Does everyone remember her "Bippy's?" I think she sold them for a quarter.

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