Renee Vonderkall


Renee (Richardson) Vonderkall of Edgewater Park died on August 2, 2013, surrounded by family and friends after a battle with cancer. She was 62.


Born in Camden, NJ, Renee was a lifelong area resident. She held a variety of jobs, sometimes two at a time. She worked for Quinn Interiors until its closing and then opened up Sunset Carpet, which she owned for 15 years.  She most recently worked for Jonathan’s Heating & Air Conditioning.  Renee was an astute businesswoman, with a great sense of humor and plenty of sass.  She was an extraordinary gardener and her beautifully landscaped yard showed how much she loved working with plants and flowers. Spending time with family and friends, especially the children, brought her great joy.


Twice in recent years, Renee put her own life on hold to care for her siblings; first for her younger sister Dena, who died in 2010, and then for her older brother, George, through his surgery and recuperation. Her expert health care helped save George’s life at one point during his recovery.


Renee’s determination while fighting her illness allowed her to see both of her children married during separate, beautiful backyard weddings in May. She was so excited watching her son Jerryd marry his longtime girlfriend Elaine early in the month and then had the joy and pleasure of walking her daughter Krista down the aisle to wed her longtime boyfriend Ronnie.


Predeceased by her mother, Anne Richardson, and her sister, Dena Richardson, Renee is survived by her children, Krista (Ronnie) McIntosh of Lumberton and Jerryd (Elaine) Sack of Gloucester City, her brothers, George Richardson of Kissimmee, FL and Wayne (MaryAnn) Richardson of Haddon Township; her grandsons, Zackary Rockhill and Payton and Caiden Buckley; her nieces, Dr. Debra Lynn Richardson and Denise Richardson; her nephews Christopher (Lee Ann) Richardson, Douglas (Michelle) Richardson, and Gary Richardson; cousins Joan (Rich) Liversidge of MD and Jaqueline (Frank) Harrington of Haddon Township and other cousins; and friend and former sister-in-law, Linda Richardson of Palmyra.  She is also survived by special friends, Lisa and Mike Kempton, Mary Colandrea, Terri Pagani, Toyna May, Pat, Carl, and Brian, the Rushing family and a wide circle of friends.


A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at FirstUnitedMethodistChurch, 32 Conrow Rd, Delran, NJ.  The family will receive visitors from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at HarleighCemetery, 1640 Haddon Ave., Camden, NJ.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Renee’s name may be made to Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice, 5 Eves Drive, Suite 300, Marlton, NJ 08053 or First United Methodist Church, attention Basin & Towel Ministry, 32 Conrow Rd, Delran, NJ 08075.

9 thoughts on “Renee Vonderkall

  1. harvey melamed

    Renee, we shared a lot of laughs for 44 years. Knowing you helped enrich my life, as well as the lives of my friends who knew you. Rest in peace. LOVE, Harv and Arleen

  2. Ron Martin

    Renee , every time we got together we always shared some laughs. You will be truly missed by your family and friends. May you be in peace. Love Ron and Dolores Martin

  3. Paul Simon

    Renee: Your strength, confidence and courage to speak your mind set an example for many of us growing up in Willingboro back in the days when such things were less well accepted. Your smile will be missed but your unselfish generosity will live on in all the lives you have touched. Eternal peace to you, it is truly deserved.

  4. carol barrows palazzo

    I remember growing up living across from Renee Dena and Anne such wonderful women !!!! they use to yell at us if we were out side after the street lights came on !! telling us u better get inside befor i call ur parents we would just look at her and laugh well yep she sure would call!!! Krista and Jerryd im so sorry for the loss of your mom she was and is a great lady she will be missed carol

  5. Tiffany Tabor

    Renee- I am so saddened to hear of this….You were like a second mother to me, you were one of the strongest women I knew. There was never a time that you weren’t there for me or your family. You will always, always hold a special place in my heart. You will be MISSED. PEACE be with you Renee. I love you.
    Krista and Jerryd- My family and I are thinking of you at this time. I am SO SORRY for your loss. Remember that your mother loved you unconditionally, and she is always with you. Hold on to her memories.


  6. Debbie

    Renee…I loved you so very, very much. You were the best person I have ever known. Somedays it feels like if I could just talk to you one more time…I will see you again someday. Just know how much you were loved and are missed.

  7. cheryl

    I am so sorry I was not strong enough to be there with/for you! I think of you often and I will always remember you for your strength and courage to deal with the rotten things life kept throwing at you. I love you still!

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