Clayton Historic Preservation

We would like to honor those important members 

of CHP who recently have passed away.


 

Selma Ann "Sally" Weinstein (1925 - 2020): Born and raised in Philadelphia, Sally was a resident of Clayton for 46 years before moving to Malaga in 1988. She was the owner and operator of Sally’s Outlet in Clayton for 25+ years until her retirement in 1988. Her family, especially her grandchildren, were her life!


Emile E Baptiste (1932-2020): Emile was a lifelong resident of Clayton. He graduated in 1950 from Clayton High School and enlisted in the United States Air Force where he proudly served his country during the Korean War as an Airman First Class. Emile then returned home to Clayton, NJ to support the family business, Emile A. Baptiste, Inc., a wholesale flower grower. Emile was a hardworking man who loved anything outside, especially gardening. He was meticulous about his yard, and anyone who passed his corner property would take note of how immaculate the flowers and grass were kept. 


Charles Merrick Green, Jr (1931-2019): As a founding member of the Clayton Historical Committee, Charles was the member that knew everyone and remembered everything about them.  He also resided at Silver Lake for several years.

 

Mildred Theresa Ann "Millie" Dubbs (1944 – 2019): born in Philadelphia, but raised in Clayton, NJ, Millie was best known as a local historian, especially the history of Clayton, and was a longtime member of the Clayton Historic Preservation Society.

 

Phyllis Gallucci (1930 – 2019): born in Clayton, NJ and a lover of music early on, Phyllis started studying piano at age 5 and was organist for Clayton United Methodist Church as an adult. She was also a member of the Clayton Historical Preservation Society.

Isabel Moran

Isabel Kathleen Moran (nee Gant) life long resident of Clayton, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019 at the age of 91 years. She was the daughter of the late Jesse and Beatrice Gant and granddaughter of the late Almon and Bella Page of Grove Lawn in Clayton. Isabel was in the class of 1945 at Clayton High School and retired from Security at Resorts Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City.


Isabel leaves behind her loving children, 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. CHP is very honored that Isabel's last wishes were in lieu of flowers, contributions to be made in her memory to the Clayton Historic Preservation, Inc.

Glenn W. Kindle, Esquire
Born in Clayton, New Jersey, Mr. Kindle was a life-long resident. Glenn was a 1947 graduate of Clayton High School. Glenn was a practicing attorney with law firms in both Clayton and Woodbury from 1955 until 1998.  He served as Municipal Court Judge for 30 years, sitting on the bench in every town in Gloucester County at one time  or another. Glenn was a member of the Clayton Lions Club, Clayton Republican Club, Gloucester County Bar Association, Gloucester County YMCA Board of Directors, and was the Advisor for the local Hi-Y club in Clayton. He was a founding member of the Clayton Jaycees in 1956 and its first President, running such events as the "Car Road-e-o".  Glenn was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Clayton, singing in the choir and serving as Superintendent of the Sunday Sessions.

He has been a member of the CLAYTON HISTORIC PRESERVATION Advisory Board for 20 years. During this time, Glenn held many different positions including Treasurer for one year, Vice-Chairperson  for ten years, Chairperson for one year, and was also a member of several of the standing committees. He has authored two children's books with railroading themes; donating them to CHP as fund raisers. Additionally, he wrote several articles for the CHP newsletter on the history of railroading in South Jersey and other subjects.