July 12, 1928 - November 19, 2011
Benjamin H. Mayhew Jr. 83 of Gouldtown, passed away suddenly early Saturday morning in South Jersey Healthcare Regional Medical Center, Vineland. His death was unexpected. Born in Gouldtown, he was the son of the late Benjamin H. Sr. and Lydia nee Gould Mayhew, and the husband of Edith nee Mosley Mayhew. He had been an area resident all of his life. Mr. Mayhew had worked for Owens Illinois for 33 years in the shipping dept. until his retirement. After retiring from Owens, he was employed at Foster Forbes Glass in Millville for 9 years. He also previously worked for Salem Pipe and Iron, and Coca Cola Bottling in Pomona prior to his work in glass factories. Mr. Mayhew was a long time member of the Gouldtown Volunteer Fire Company #2 and had recently received recognition for 60 years of service, and he was also recognized for being the oldest member for time served. He was a very dedicated member of the Cumberland County Fire Police and Bridgeton Fire Police, where he held many offices in both. He loved baseball as a teen and at the age of 12 played on many men's teams in the Bridgeton City League, in the position of center field. He enjoyed playing table tennis, and was quite skilled, winning many trophies. He was also a proud member of the Shinnecock Tribe of Indians in the Amityville, Long Island, NY area, where many of his relatives still reside. He was much loved and will be missed by many. Surviving him is his wife Edith Mayhew, his two daughters Judith Ann Mayhew of Fairfield Twp., and Rachel Mayhew of Millville, one grandson Jeremy Mayhew and his wife Heather of Pittsburgh, PA, and his great grandson Benjamin Race Mayhew of Pittsburgh, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased besides his parents, by his sister Edith Pope.
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