Samuel John Higbee
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AGE: 81 • Stratford
Samuel John Higbee, age 81, of Stratford, NJ died Thursday September 12th 2013, at home with his loving family by his side. Born September 22, 1931 in Atlantic City, NJ. He was the son of the late Samuel C. and Julia (McManemin) Higbee. He graduated from Bridgeton High School and attended St Josephs University. Mr. Higbee served in the Korean War as a Corpsman with the U.S. Navy and was a recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was a member of the William Keeney Stratford VFW Post 190, Stetser-Lamartine American Legion Post 281, New Jersey Destroyer Escort Sailors Association, PFC D Giordano Marine Corps League, USS William Sieverling DE-441 Association, and C-1-5 Marine Organization. Mr. Higbee worked for the J.C. Penney Company and retired from Strawbridge and Clothier. He was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church and was an usher there for over 40 years. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, and spending time with his family.
Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Ruth L. (Allen); daughter and son-in-law, Denise and David Faust of Lancaster, PA; son, David Higbee of Stratford; Grandchildren, Rachel and Ryan Faust; Sister, Claire Young; and Brother, James Higbee.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing and visitation with the family on Wednesday Morning 9:30-11:00am. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish and Shine -St Luke Church 55 Warwick Road Stratford, NJ. Funeral Mass will follow at 11:00am on Wednesday, September 18th. BURIAL WILL BE PRIVATE THURSDAY WITH FAMILY ONLY at Gen. Wm. C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery Wrightstown, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Red Cross of Camden & Burlington Co. 5425 Rt 70 West Pennsauken, NJ 08109.
Funeral under the direction of
EUGENE J. ZALE
FUNERAL HOME, INC.
OF STRATFORD, NJ
Published in Courier-Post on Sept. 15, 2013