Renee (Richardson) Vonderkall of Edgewater Park died on August 2, 2013, surrounded by family and friends after a battle with cancer. She was 62.
Born in Camden, NJ, Renee was a lifelong area resident. She held a variety of jobs, sometimes two at a time. She worked for Quinn Interiors until its closing and then opened up Sunset Carpet, which she owned for 15 years. She most recently worked for Jonathan’s Heating & Air Conditioning. Renee was an astute businesswoman, with a great sense of humor and plenty of sass. She was an extraordinary gardener and her beautifully landscaped yard showed how much she loved working with plants and flowers. Spending time with family and friends, especially the children, brought her great joy.
Twice in recent years, Renee put her own life on hold to care for her siblings; first for her younger sister Dena, who died in 2010, and then for her older brother, George, through his surgery and recuperation. Her expert health care helped save George’s life at one point during his recovery.
Renee’s determination while fighting her illness allowed her to see both of her children married during separate, beautiful backyard weddings in May. She was so excited watching her son Jerryd marry his longtime girlfriend Elaine early in the month and then had the joy and pleasure of walking her daughter Krista down the aisle to wed her longtime boyfriend Ronnie.
Predeceased by her mother, Anne Richardson, and her sister, Dena Richardson, Renee is survived by her children, Krista (Ronnie) McIntosh of Lumberton and Jerryd (Elaine) Sack of Gloucester City, her brothers, George Richardson of Kissimmee, FL and Wayne (MaryAnn) Richardson of Haddon Township; her grandsons, Zackary Rockhill and Payton and Caiden Buckley; her nieces, Dr. Debra Lynn Richardson and Denise Richardson; her nephews Christopher (Lee Ann) Richardson, Douglas (Michelle) Richardson, and Gary Richardson; cousins Joan (Rich) Liversidge of MD and Jaqueline (Frank) Harrington of Haddon Township and other cousins; and friend and former sister-in-law, Linda Richardson of Palmyra. She is also survived by special friends, Lisa and Mike Kempton, Mary Colandrea, Terri Pagani, Toyna May, Pat, Carl, and Brian, the Rushing family and a wide circle of friends.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at FirstUnitedMethodistChurch, 32 Conrow Rd, Delran, NJ. The family will receive visitors from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at HarleighCemetery, 1640 Haddon Ave., Camden, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Renee’s name may be made to Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice, 5 Eves Drive, Suite 300, Marlton, NJ 08053 or First United Methodist Church, attention Basin & Towel Ministry, 32 Conrow Rd, Delran, NJ 08075.