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Edward Sam Kortei Botchway

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Edward Sam Kortei Botchway of Lawnside, N.J. Edward "Eddy" "Mr. B" Sam Kortei Botchway, 76, died Sunday, November 20, 2011 in Virtua Hospital. He was born April 2, 1935 in Accra, Ghana to Robert Botchway and Lamele France. He moved to Kennett Square in 1963, then to West Chester in 1971. In 1973 he moved to Camden, N.J. His final place of residence was in Lawnside, N.J, where he lived from 1981 to 2011. He worked for 22 years for Edker Industries in Cinnaminson, N.J. as a spot welder. He was an active, faithful member of the Church of St. Andrew & St. Monica, and a member of the governing body of the Church Vestry. He chaired the property committee of the church. Mr. "B", as he was popularly called, was an active member of the Men's Fellowship. He was also an active member of the Ghanaian Assoc. of Delaware Valley, where he sat on the board as an Elder Statesman. Both his church and association will have a giant void that may never be filled or replaced. Words cannot explain the impact Mr. Botchway had on everyone who knew him. He was truly one of a kind that will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his children, Edward Attuquaye Botchway, Samuel Attuquaye Botchway (wife Jennifer) and Edwin Attuquaye Botchway; grandchildren, Emmanuel Nii Kortey Botchway, Maken Naa Kordei Botchway and Naomi James Botchway; sister, Mrs. Christiana Klorkor Quaye (nee Botchway); many nephew, nieces, cousins, in-laws and numerous friends. A viewing will take place from 8 to 10 a.m. Sat., December 10, at The Church of St. Andrew & St. Monica, 3600 Baring St., Phila., PA 19104. His funeral service will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial will take place fom 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at Locust Wood Cemetery, Cherry Hill, N.J. (1500 Marlton Pk., West Cherry Hill, NJ 08002). A reception will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. at Thorofare Fire Hall, 61 Firehouse Ln., West Deptford, N.J. Another memorial service will be held on Sun., December 11 at The Church of St. Andrew & St. Monica.

Published in The Daily Local on Dec. 9, 2011
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