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MICHAEL LESTER, 67, died November 6, 2012, after a short battle with lung cancer. He was born on June, 28, 1945 to Lester and M. Jeanne Dilts. Mike was a graduate of Collingswood High School class of 1962 and attended Temple University. He served in the US Navy in Germany during Vietnam. Mike lived most all of his life in Collingswood and Ocean City, NJ. He worked for ARMM Associates in Cherry Hill for 35 years and retired in 2008. His interests included landscaping, writing and spending time with friends and family.
Mike is survived by siblings and their spouses, Mark and Susan Dilts of Chalfont, PA Stephen and Cheryl Dilts of Downingtown, PA, Carolyn and Mark Matje of West Chester, PA; nephews and nieces Christopher Dilts, Nason Dilts, Matthew Dilts, Joshua Dilts, Daria Dilts Hall, Daniel Murphy, Michael Matje and Jillian Matje; great nephews and nieces Zachary and Alyssa Hall, Nason and Zoe Dilts, Lilyanna Dilts, Uncle Nason and Aunt Brenda Reid, Aunt Betty Jane Johnson and cousins John Johnson, Nason and Michael Reid.
A visitation will be held at Monday, Nov 12 from 9:30-10:30 A.M. at the BLAKE-DOYLE FUNERAL HOME, 226 Collings Ave, Collingswood. Mass 11 A.M. at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish, St. John's Church, Collingswood. Inurnment at Rosemont Cemetery, Rosemont.
He will be missed by his family and many lifelong close friends. The family requests donations in Mike's name to
, 1851 Old Cuthbert Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 or Trustees of Knight Park, P.O. Box 8731, Collingswood, NJ 08108.
Published in Philadelphia Inquirer & Philadelphia Daily News on Nov. 8, 2012