Mildred Care

Mildred Caroline Care (Hasenpflug)

Tuesday September 26, 1916 - Wednesday January 29, 2020
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Mildred Caroline Care, age 103, of Woodbury, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Mildred was born in Philadelphia to the late George Hasenpflug and Ella (Linsenmaier). After graduating from Kensington High School for Girls, she worked at Charles Bond and Co. where she handled and translated foreign correspondence. Mildred was a member of Advent and St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Churches, both in Philadelphia. At St. Paul’s she was employed as the executive secretary, played piano for the children’s choir and enjoyed being a Girl Scout Leader. She was also a member of the W. H. Saunders and Pitman Chapters of the Order of the Eastern Star having served for a time as a Worthy Matron. After moving to New Jersey, Mildred became a member of St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church in Pitman and worked in the offices of Doctors Michael Rogers and Marcus Magnet until her retirement at the age of 94 years. Mildred’s greatest joy in life was spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren whom she adored. She loved entertaining at the piano, playing songs without music and more often than not being accompanied by a chorus of family and friends, young and old.

Wife of the late Matthew Charles Care, she is survived by her children, Beverly C. Saurman (Linton T.) of Mechanicsburg, PA; Allan M. Care, Sr. (Susan B.) of Collegeville, PA; Carol C. Wynn of Woodbury, NJ; Elaine M. Larthey (John) of Woodbury Heights, NJ; Daughter-In-Law, Carolejeanne Care of Watertown, MA; 8 grandchildren, Christie L. Saurman, David M. Saurman (Petronya), Janine A. Block (David), Allan M. Care, Jr. (Nancy), Sarah J. Rauhut (Eben), Matthew J.C. Care (Jamie), Christopher J. Larthey (Allison), Jennifer E. Knorr (Joseph), 17 great grandchildren, nephews, George L. Ashford and Leonard F. Ashford, Jr. and niece, Ellen M. Gallagher. She was predeceased by her son, John C. Care, sister, Eleanor Ashford and brother-in-law Leonard F. Ashford, Sr.

Family and Friends may visit from 10 am to 12 pm on Tuesday, February 4th, at St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, 400 Columbia Avenue, Pitman, NJ where Funeral Services will be held at 12 pm. Burial will be private at Skippack Mennonite Church Cemetery in Skippack, PA . As an expression of sympathy, contributions can be made to one of the following: St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, 400 Columbia Ave., Pitman, NJ 08071 or Shriners Hospital for Children Philadelphia, Attn: Development Office, 3551 N. Broad St., Phila., PA 19140 Https://

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday February 4, 2020 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Tuesday February 4, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
    St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church
    400 Columbia Avenue
    Pitman, New Jersey 08071
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday February 4, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Tuesday February 4, 2020 12:00pm
    St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church
    400 Columbia Avenue
    Pitman, New Jersey 08071
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Laurie A. Johnson
  • Interment

    Lower Skippack Mennonite Church Cemetery
    Address Not Available


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The Gieseler Families and Ellen Gallagher

Posted at 01:52pm
With loving memories of Aunt Mildred. She will always be in our hearts and memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
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Frank Beal

Posted at 01:49pm
Many is the time that I remember the summer vacations that we spent with Aunt Mildred and Uncle Matt and family. I always looked forward to her notes each Christmas keeping us abreast of her adventures and family. Our sympathies and prayers are with you all at this time. All the way from Texas with love from the all the Beal family. Buz and Mary, Katherine and Stephen, Andrew, Tricia and Alex.

Susan Duffy

Posted at 10:23am
Mildred was a lovely lady in the best sense of the word. Always generous and helpful, she was just a delight to know. She is my role model for aging gracefully, she was sharp and wise, a loving mother and grandmother. My sympathies to the family, always hard to lose a loving mother no matter when it happens.

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