October 25, 1938 - April 12, 2016
Helen Casey Schairer, 77, of Galloway passed away on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 with her family by her side. Helen attended John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls’ High School. She earned her associate’s degree from Atlantic Community College, her bachelor’s degree in teaching from Glassboro College and her master’s degree in education from Marygrove College. Helen was a teacher for more than 25 years for Galloway Township Public Schools (Cologne School and Smithville School). Helen was a 4-H and Brownie Troop Leader. She chaired a number of committees and held various positions on the local and county level for the American Legion Auxiliary which included Atlantic County and Local Unit 430 President. Helen was a volunteer for Veterans through the Vineland Veterans’ Home as well as a supporter of the Veteran’s Haven. She was active on Girl’s State Committee for many years. She was also a member and volunteer with the Literacy Volunteers of America and a volunteer with the Juvenile Conference Committee (JCC) of the New Jersey Court System. Helen was a member of NEA and NJEA, Grannies social group and the Red Hat Society. She is predeceased by her siblings, John Casey, Maurice (“Rocky”) Casey, Mary Tomolonis (Joe), and Richard Casey. Helen is survived by her loving husband, Anthony (“Tyke”); her daughters, Penny (Helen) Reilly (Thomas), Theresa Hackney (Donald), Linda Matlack (Donald), June Catania (Blaze), and Kathleen (“Katie”) Svendsen (Eric); and grandchildren, Keith, Elizabeth (Tim), Samantha, Raymond, Rachel, Mica, Sonya, Levia, Boaz, Kelly, Julianna, Brian, Leif, Annalyse, Bjorne; and her siblings, Barbara Norvell Johns (James), Connie O’Sullivan (John), Tom Casey (Terri), Frank Casey (Marlene), Michael Casey (Kathy), Patrick Casey, Terri Lawrence (Mark), Jim Casey (Diane), and Joe Casey (Kris). Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 17th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM and again on Monday, April 18th from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at the Wimberg Funeral Home, 400 Liverpool Ave, Egg Harbor City 609-965-0357. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at St. Nicholas Church 526 St. Louis Ave, Egg Harbor City. Interment will immediately follow at Germania Cemetery in Galloway. For directions or condolences, please visit wimbergfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Helen’s memory to Catholic Charities Diocese of Camden, 1845 Haddon Avenue, Camden, NJ 08103 or Veterans Haven 301 Spring Garden Road, Hammonton, NJ 08037.
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