Post Everlasting


Past Post Commander
Richard "Chief" Mayland
Born: August 16, 1936
Died: July 20, 2016

It is with a heavy heart that we tell you about the passing of one of our dearest friends, Richard "Chief" Mayland. Chief was a Life Member of Post 281, a Past Commander of the Post, an Original Member of Post 281 Honor Guard, and a long time friend of everyone he came into contact with.


Richard P. Mayland, age 79 of Blackwood, NJ passed away on Wednesday July 20, 2016 at Kennedy Hospital, Washington Township.  Beloved husband of Christina Mayland (nee Marsden).  Loving father of Carol Zerilli, Michael Ashe, Margaret Kotarski, and the late Linda Botzenhardt.  Proud grandfather of 8.  Brother of Betty Davis and the late George Mayland.

Richard was born in Camden and was a lifelong Blackwood resident.  He served in the United States Coast Guard for 26 years, where his colleagues referred to him as “Pappy.”  He retired in 1981 with the rank of Boatswain’s Mate.  He also worked as a Rigger for New York Ship in Camden, NJ.  Richard, known as “Chief” to his friends, is a Life Member and Past Commander of the Stetser-Lamartine American Legion Post 281, Glendora VFW Post 8714, and the United States Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association.

Viewing will be held on Monday July 25, 2016 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and again on Tuesday July 26, 2016 from 9:00 to 10:00 am at the Earle Funeral Home, 122 W. Church St., Blackwood, NJ.  Funeral service will begin at 10:00 am at the funeral home.  Interment will follow at the Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown, NJ.




Brandon Leonce Lagarde

Born: November 17, 1992
Died: February 04, 2016

Brandon Leonce Lagarde, age 23, of Sicklerville NJ, passed away on February 4, 2016. Beloved son of Michael and Sharon Lagarde, brother of Michael Lagarde Jr. of Sicklerville, NJ and Michelle Lagarde of Colorado Springs, CO.  Beloved uncle of Sarah Drilling. Grandson of the late Eleanor Floyd, Joseph Murray, Pearl Castell and Leonce Lagarde. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. 
Brandon was a student at Rowan College and loved sports, going to gym and a passion for golf. He was a wonderful son with a big heart. He would help anyone he could or when saw a situation he would speak up. Brandon was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 28l and also a member of Men's Auxiliary VFW 8714.

There will be a viewing from 6-9pm Friday evening, February 12th, and 9-10am Saturday morning, February 13th, at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE.
Funeral Mass 12 noon Saturday at St. Charles Borromeo RC Church, Sicklerville.
Interment All Saints Cemetery, Newfield.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Brandon's name, checks payable to: PRODIGAL HOUSE FOUNDATION and mailed to: 176 Stagecoach Rd., Sicklerville, NJ 08081.

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James E. Russ

Born: October 27, 1931
Died: January 06, 2016

James E. Russ, of Somerdale. Age 84. Beloved husband for 58 years of Helen (nee Groff). Devoted father of Gregory Russ (Bea), Becky Price (Ed), Timothy Russ (Cindy), and Philip Russ. Loving grandpop of Jaclyn, Heather, TJ, Randall, Jason, Ryan, Ilyssa, Aaron, and Olivia. Dear great-grandfather of Jocelyn and Blakely. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Jim proudly served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Honor Guard and a lifetime member of the Stetser Lamartine American Legion Post 281.

There will be a viewing from 7 to 9pm Monday evening and from 9 to 10am Tuesday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE.

Funeral Mass 11am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, St. Luke RC Church, Stratford, NJ.
Interment St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Chews Landing.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim’s name to either the Alzheimer’s Association, 3 Eves Drive, Suite 310, Marlton, NJ 08053 or the American Heart Association, 1 Union Street, Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691.






Rober P. Trevino

Born: May 21, 1952
Died: December 26, 2015

Robert P. Trevino on December 26, 2015, of Winslow Twp. Age 63.  Beloved husband of Lydia (nee Medina).  Loving step-father of Joe Rosario (Mayra) and Jessica Rosario (Ronnie).  Devoted grandfather of Danny, Stephanie, Jocelyn, Joe, Sania, Jovanni and Analaya and proud great grandfather of Adrianna. Dear brother of Mary Trevino, Richard Trevino (Dottie), Sylvia Trevino, Martha Morringelli and Raymond Trevino.  He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Robert was also a beloved member of The American Legion Post 281 for 12 years. He served in the US NAVY from 1971-1974.

“A Life Well Lived Is Worth Remembering”

"Anchors Away!"




Past Commander Ed Kehoe

Born: February 16, 1951
Died: November 01, 2015

Past Commander Ed Kehoe, Beloved husband of Denise (nee Bozzuto). Devoted father of Jennifer Giannattasio (Daniel), Laura McCafferty (Chris) and Edward Kehoe, Jr. Loving grandfather of Alexander, Nicholas and Julia. Dear brother of Francis Kehoe, Jr., Nancy Kehoe-Trolio, Eileen Thorne and Patricia Gigliotti. Brother-in-law of Daniel Bozzuto (Dorothy). Son-in-law of Lena Bozzuto. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Ed Kehoe was a Vietnam Era veteran and retired from the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of Stetser-Lamartine American Legion Post #281 and held many positions such as; Convention Committee Chairman, Liaison to the Sons of the American Legion, VA&R, Post Service Officer, and of course Commander from 2000-2001.

Ed Kehoe is burried at the Brig. Gen. Wm. C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown.

You will be missed Ed




Past Post Chaplain
Edward "Pops" Graham
Born: March 12, 1946
Died: April 17, 2017

Edward was born on March 12, 1946 and passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017. Edward was a resident of Stratford at the time of passing. He was a US Navy Vietnam Veteran from 1964 to 1968. Edward was a member of the VFW Post #7365, and also a Member of American Legion Post 281 where he was his sons Chaplian as Evan was Post Commander from 2014-2015. Edward was married to the late Katherine Graham and is survived by his four children; Edward P. Graham III, Evan P. Graham, Kristin E. Graham, Kimberly E. Graham/Searles.

Pops we will miss you!


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