Josephine ”Josie” Schaber, age 94, passed away on May 24, 2019 in Sewell, NJ.

Funeral will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 284 Cedar Road, Mullica Hill, NJ on Thursday, May 30, 2019. Visitation will be 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM. Service will be 11:00 AM. Luncheon at 12:00 PM. Burial will follow the luncheon at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 300 W. White Horse Pike, Berlin, NJ.

Josephine was born in Dividing Creek, NJ to Antonio Alibrando and Fortunato Trifiro Alibrando on December 11, 1924. She married Richard A. Schaber on November 22, 1947. They were married 54 years. For most of their marriage they lived in Oaklyn, NJ. Through her life she worked for several different companies including RCA Victor and Campbell Soup Company in Camden, NJ, Reisman Corporation in Pennsauken, Green Valley Farms in Haddon Township, and Whitehall Pharmaceuticals in Hammonton.

Josephine was a member of the Brooklawn United Methodist. For many years she was a member of the Order Sons of Italy in America, Pennsauken Lodge #2258 and the Young at Heart Club in Pennsauken with her sister and best friend, Lucy. Josephine loved to read and garden and was an avid Phillies fan.

Josephine is survived by her brother, Vincent Alibrando, her daughter, Linda Ostrow, and her son, Dean Schaber, as well as grandchildren, great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by husband, Richard A. Schaber and her son, Richard Schaber, and her other siblings.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be sent to Brooklawn UMC Missions, 213 Maude Avenue, Brooklawn, NJ 08030.

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May 27, 2019

When I remember Aunt Josie, I will remember an enthusiastic ,passionate woman who loved life and loved her family. I could never think of our Easter Egg  hunts or Alibrando  Family Picnics  without her energy in the midst of the celebration. I remember the first time I saw Aunt Josie a few months after my Dad had passed. I became very emotional because she reminded me so much of my Dad.I know they are together now , along  with so many other loved ones who have passed.There will be no RIP , there will be food and laughter and love and lots of memories to share. Thanks to you and all the amazing woman in our family  for teaching another generation about tradition, loyalty and kindness. Give my Dad a hug for me. 

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