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  • Writer's pictureThe Hammonton Gazette

Theresa Hildegard Pabst Ender

Theresa Hildegard Pabst Ender, 94, beloved wife of the late Henry Ender, passed away on Sunday, February 20, 2022.

Born in Munich Germany, she was the daughter of Karolina Rotermund and Ferdinand Pabst.

Theresa spent her childhood in Ottobrunn, Germany where she met and married her husband Henry after World War II. She emigrated through Ellis Island in 1948 and first settled in the Bronx, N.Y. before moving to Hammonton, N.J. in the 1950s. She began raising chickens with her spouse and young children on 8th Street in Hammonton. She was one of the original kitchen staff of the former William B. Kessler Memorial Hospital where she learned English, achieved her associate degree, made lifelong friends and worked her way up to the Director of Dietary before her retirement. As a person who loved creating order out of chaos, she had a profound devotion to gardening and enjoyed animals, cooking and doting on her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. When her health allowed, she attended Victory Bible Chapel in Hammonton, N.J.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is predeceased by daughters, Annamaria Ender and Martha Gomlak; brothers, Hans, Ferdinand and Fritz Pabst; and sister, Karolina Menrath. She is survived by daughter, Margaret Ender (Scott) Santora; grandchildren, Justin Gomlak (Craig Byers), Matthew (Kendra) Gomlak, Teah Santora and Karla (Elliot) Hirshorn; and her four beloved great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends attended her viewing 10 a.m. Friday, February 25, 2022 at Victory Bible Church 816 S. Egg Harbor Rd., Hammonton, NJ 08037. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Cremation and interment were held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Jude Children’s Hospital in her honor.

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Arrangements made by Marinella Funeral Home.


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