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Barton D. Gelles

Barton D. Gelles, 65, of Hammonton, N.J. passed away Saturday August 26, 2023 at AtlantiCare in Pomona, N.J. He was born in Atlantic City, N.J. and has been a resident of Hammonton for over 41 years. Bart graduated from Atlantic City High School in 1976, became a chef in the casinos of Atlantic City before working at Whitehall-Robins and Ocean Yachts later was owner-operator at B. Gelles Construction. He was also a dedicated fireman to the Hammonton community for 33 years at Company #2 and also prior served an additional eight years with the Nesco Fire Dept. being President for the last three years.

Bart is predeceased by his parents, Bernard and Joy Gelles; and survived by his wife, Deborah (Amedio); son, Dane; brother, David Gelles (Marina); his sister, Kimberly DeMaggio (Edward); his nieces, Erica, Brooke, and Francesca; his nephew, Jeffery; along with the many cousins and fellow firefighters that became his family.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing Wednesday August 30, 2023 from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the Marinella Funeral Home 102 N. Third Street Hammonton, N.J. Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a private cremation. Donations may be made in Bart’s name to the American Kidney Fund 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852 or the Hammonton Independent Volunteer Fire Company #2 51 N. White Horse Pike, Hammonton, NJ 08037. To share a condolence, please visit

Arrangements entrusted to the Marinella Funeral Home.


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