Josephine Held, 90, Former Darien Resident

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Josephine Held of Marlton, N.J. passed away peacefully on April 6. She was 90.

Josephine Held obituary 04-10-17

Josephine Held passed away on April 6. Her funeral will be on April 12.

She was born Dece. 17, 1926 in Chicago. Married in 1956, she was the much-loved wife of Roy Held, who survives her.

Jo was good-humored, fun-loving, perceptive, caring, and instantly liked by everyone she met. She travelled the world, and had the chance to live in many places including, St. Louis; Darien; Yokohama, Japan; Cherry Hill and Moorestown, N.J.

She was a Red Cross volunteer during the Vietnam War, and brought comfort to U.S. soldiers just off the battlefield at the Kishine Barracks 106th General Hospital in Yokohama.


an obituary from Mount Laurel Home for Funerals


She volunteered at West Jersey Hospital in Voorhees and The Barclay Farmstead. She loved to sew, shop, and visit the beach, but most of all loved spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Roy Held; her children: Mark Held of Jacksonville, Fl., Kim Plasket and husband Doug Plasket of Mt. Laurel; a granddaughter, Madison Plasket; a brother, Joseph Alaimo of Lake Forest, Ill.; and many wonderful nieces, nephews and extended family in the Midwest.

She is predeceased by her parents Mario and Damiana Alaimo, brother Bart Alaimo; and sisters, May Rogula and Angie Schroeder.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Mt. Laurel Home for Funerals, 212 Ark Road Mt. Laurel, N.J. 08054, followed by a funeral service at 12 noon and burial.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Moorestown Visiting Nurse Association, 300 Harper Drive, Moorestown, NJ 08057.

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