Richard N. Lacovara Sr.
1939 - 2021
BORN
1939
DIED
2021
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Lacovara, Richard N., Sr., - 82, of Little Egg Harbor, NJ passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 27th, 2021, at the age of 82. Born in Camden, NJ to the late Peter & Lena Lacovara, he has resided in Little Egg Harbor for the past 20 years, moving there from Mt. Laurel and Marlton, NJ where he lived for 33 years. A retired Asst. Principal with the Cherry Hill BOE, Richard worked in education for 40 years. He received his Bachelor's degree from LaSalle University and his Master's degree from Temple University and started his career in 1961 at the Magnolia Jr. High School. He was later the Asst. Principal at Heritage Jr. School in Cherry Hill, NJ which also became the Rosa Int'l Middle School before moving to Cherry Hill East as an Asst. Principal. While in Little Egg Harbor, Rich was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 14615 and a member of the Little Egg Harbor Republican Club. He served on the Citizens on Patrol, the Community Emergency Response Team and was a Docent at the Tuckerton Seaport Museum. He is the Beloved Husband of 60 years to Mary Sue (Nee Jennings) Lacovara and the Loving Father of Richard Lacovara Jr. and his wife Katrina of Medford, NJ and Marysue Flaherty and her husband Michael of Voorhees, NJ. He is also survived by his 5 Grandchildren Michael and Patrick Flaherty and Abigail, Alex and Annalise Lacovara. Relatives and friends are invited to greet his family on Thursday, Dec. 2nd, 2021, from 3:00 – 7:00 PM at the St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church, 450 Radio Road, Little Egg Harbor, NJ, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the BRADLEY & STOW FUNERAL HOME of Medford, NJ. Interment will be private in the Locustwood Memorial Park in Cherry Hill, NJ. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, the family requests memorial donations to the AtlantiCare Hospice, 6550 Delilah Road, Suite 210, Egg Harbor Twp., NJ 08234 or to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Cancer Care Institute, 2500 English Creek Ave., Bldg 400, Egg Harbor Twp., NJ 08234. (www.BradleyStow.com)
Published by The Press of Atlantic City on Nov. 30, 2021.
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Dec
2
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3:00a.m. - 7:00p.m.
St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church
450 Radio Road, Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Dec
3
Mass of Christian Burial
11:00a.m.
St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church
450 Radio Road, Little Egg Harbor, NJ
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My condolences to the Lacovara at this sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Mr Lacovara was my civics teacher in the 8th grade (65-66) at Heritage Junior High. He was a kind and good teacher. About 15 years ago, I had the privilege of meeting him again at Tuckerton seaport museum where he was teaching about the baymen. Although he didn't remember me, it was nice to see him again and reminisce old times at Heritage. May God comfort your hearts. Sincerely, Rosana Boutwell Mawson Heritage Junior High class of 1966 Cherry Hill High School East class of 1970
Rosana Boutwell Mawson
School
December 8, 2021
My condolences to the family. I was never sent down to the Principal's Office while a student at Heritage from 1965-67, so I didn't get a chance to meet Mr. Lacovara until we had a nice conversation at the annual Cherry Hill HS East Athletic Hall of Fame banquet in November 2019. Photo posted here is from the Heritage 1967 yearbook. Also from the same yearbook is a Science teacher of mine, Mr. Pitt. I wonder if the Bill Pitt who commented above is the same Mr. Pitt, shown at https://www.facebook.com/Heritage-Junior-High-School-Class-of-67-68-294331186285/photos/a.295560201285/295567731285 ? The East Class of 1971 would like to invite him to our Covid-delayed 50 year reunion!
Barry Schifreen
School
December 6, 2021
My beloved Miss Jennings married Mr. Lacovara sometime in the middle of my third grade school year and invited our whole class to the wedding. I remember that day like a dream I've revisited many times in the sixty years since, how iconic and beautiful our strawberry blonde teacher looked in her veil and gown and especially how stunned I was at the Catholic church and ceremony, my first time experiencing either. We all had to learn to call her by her new and multi-syllabic surname, and her handsome husband Mr. Lacovara played a significant part in my constant replaying of that memorable day. I recall fashioning a copy of that veil for my Barbie doll and recreating the day in miniature many times over the next few years. My mother and I ran into Mrs. Lacovara at a shoe store sometime that summer, my first encounter with a teacher in the wild, but after moving on in Kingston School to the fourth grade, I don't think my path ever crossed again with the Lacovara family until today when I happened upon Mr. Lacovara's obituary on Facebook. I wanted to reach out and thank my lovely teacher and her handsome husband for including this little Jewish girl in their beautiful wedding day. While I'm delighted to read that their marriage lasted sixty years, I wanted to reach out to my wonderful teacher and the whole Lacovara family to share my sympathy, condolences, love, and gratitude.
Sherry Coben
December 4, 2021
Mary Sue, Our sincere condolences to you and your family at this sad time. Bill and Barbara Pitt, Tequesta, Florida
Bill and Barbara Pitt
November 30, 2021
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