DR. ROSOLIA CIOFFI was born June 21, 1916 to Vincent and Caroline Cioffi. Her family lived at 325-327 Mount Vernon Street in Camden.
At the time of the January 1920 Census the Cioffi family lived at 1123 South 2nd Street. Dr. Cioffi's grandfather, Alfonso Cioffi, a carpenter, was the head of the family. He had come to America in 1892 and in 1895 his wife Rosalina and sons Antonio, Thomas, and Vincent arrived. All three sons lived at the South 2nd Street address, as well as Vincent and Caroline's four children. Vincent Cioffi was then working as a barber.
By 1930 Vincent Cioffi was working as an officer for the City of Camden, he later worked as an truant officer, and may have already been serving as such when the Census was taken in that year. At this time Vincent and Caroline Cioffi had bought a home at 325 Mount Vernon Street, and the family then had seven children, grandmother Rosalina, and uncles Thomas and Antonio.
After finishing her education, Dr. Cioffi taught in the Camden public school system. She was promoted in short order, and by 1947 she was serving as the principal of the Kaighn Public School at 1102 Newton Avenue. She was later employed in an executive capacity by the school system as the High School Curriculum Specialist, and she taught education classes at the Rutgers University South Jersey campus in Camden.
After retiring she lived in Cherry Hill NJ. Dr. Cioffi passed away on February 9, 1989. She rests with her parents and young brother Thomas at New Camden Cemetery.
|Camden Courier-Post - June 15, 1933|
264 LAST TO GRADUATE AT CAMDEN HIGH SCHOOL
Commencement exercises of Camden High School will be held June 22 when diplomas will be presented to 264 students.
It will be the thirty-fourth and last annual commencement as Camden High School.
It will be the last class to be presented by Miss Clara S. Burrough, principal. She retires this month after 33 years as the head of the school and 44 years in the Camden school system.
Five Honor Students
The honor students are Esther E. Hill, Clara E. Marie Krause, Robert Knox Bishop, Caroline Emhof and Evelyn Harriet Ratcliffe. Bishop was selected by a committee of the faculty to represent the boys of the class and will deliver an essay on "Capital Punishment and Modern Civilization." Miss Krause was selected by the committee to represent the girls. Her essay will be "Music and Moods."
Judge Harold B. Wells, Bordentown, will be the principal orator. Samuel E. Fulton, president of the board of education, will present the diplomas.
The high school orchestra will present its annual program under the leadership of Miss Lucy Dean Wilson. Miss Wilson is also retiring after 37 years' service.
The graduates are: Richard Adam, Nicholas Angelastro, Harry L. Bantle, Jr., Milton J. Barag, James Allen Barlow, Omar N. Barth, Leon Battaglia, John M. Bauer, Jr., Harold Berlin.
Michael A. Billy, Robert Knox Bishop,
Alfred Bisti, Henry Blaszczynski, R. Walter Blattenberger, Samuel Joseph Bloodgood, Robert Lea
Boertzel, Angelo Borghero, Thaddeus Bozymowski, Joseph Nicholson Bray, Harold Leon Brook,
Kenneth Brown, Preston Huntington Brown, Allen Budinger, Joseph V. Caputi, John Carter, Otaldo
Chierici, Alfred B. Christiansen, Jr ., Samuel Cohen, William Connell, Leon W. Crane, Jr., and Louis
Michael Haday, Walter Hadtke, George Lynch Hallowell, Harry H. Haltzman, Ellwood S. Hare Jr., C. Albertus Hewitt, George Hildrew, Leon Hoffman. Charles Horwitz, Charles E. Howison, Herbert C. Hungridge, Albert C. Hurley Jr., J. Edward Jaques, Joseph Jensen, Robert T. Johnson, Morris Katz and Maurice T. Kirk.
Leonard Knecht, George R. Krattenmaker, Stanley Krystek, Joseph Lavitt, William F. Leidenroth, Paul Lightman, Joseph Litowitz, Stephen Lustina, George Edward MacKnight, Edward F. Mazur, Frank Mazza Jr., George S. McClain. Joseph McDermott, James McPhillips, Edward McVaugh, Allen R. Messick, Jr., Henshaw Miles, Lewes W. Miller, Louis E. Miller, Philip Moeszinger, William Russell Moll, John Murrow, Ralph Obus, Chester Orlik, Martin Parrangian and Francis Pomeroy Patterson.
Stanley T. Pawlak, Joseph Franklin Peel, James B. Peterson, William Pikus, Henry Pogroszewski, John Albert Quillin, Henry Redlus, Frank L. Helter, Wilson Allen Rickenbach, F. Leland Rose, Norman Rose, Bernard David Rosen, Milton Rose, Harold Raoul Rudnitsky, N. Harry Ruttenberg, William A. Samalonis, William T. Seaman, Jr., Carl Seifling, Alexander Serotkin, Harry R. Sharp, Jr., and Warren R. Smith.
Albert Soloff, Leon Sosnow, Carl Southard, Aaron Spiegel, Elijah J. Stevenson, Jr., Herbert Leonard Steelman, William Henry Harrison Swope, Harry Dudley Teat Jr., Preston Thomas Jr., John Tisso, Rico Tiziani, Ralph Troupe, Alfred Vitarelli, Samuel J. Watters, William C. R. Weber, Jr., Charles Wexlin, Charles S. Whiley, Howard P. Whilldin, Charles C. Wright and Leonard M. Zondler.
Mae Baler Anderson, Elizabeth Austermuhl, Edna May Avis, Sara T. Bakley, Rose Bardock, Rose Muriel Barnes, Ethel R. Bene, Mildred Berkowitz, Josephine Biasi, Martha May Bierschenk, Sylvia Evelyn Binder, Elizabeth Ruth Bobo, Frances Bonamassa, W. Evelyn Bond, Ruth Rebecca Brennan, Ann F. Budd, Louise Ellen Bunstein, Ruth Burgess, Dorothy Butcher, Dorothea W. Campbell, Rose Mae Carey, Martha Adele Chapman, Rosolia Cioffi, Bertha Carolyn Clayton, Mildred Adele Cooper, Julia A. Dahl and Helen Elizabeth Donaghy.
Jeanette Donien, Mary D'Oria, Sarah Hewett Doughten, Sara Duncan, Mildred Ruth Eggart, Martha Ellender, Caroline Emhof, Marjorie Euster, Anna Mae Joan Fields, Florence B. Fireman, Grace Fletcher, Bernice Fuhrman, Solo Gibbons, Rosalia Halicks, Florence Hallowell, Dorothy E. Hamilton, Olga Margaret Hardecker, Augusta E. Harrison, Beatrice Louise Hart, Grace E. hemphill, and Anne E. Hesbacker.
Esther E. Hill, Lillian Viola Himmelein, Naomi Hofflinger, Frances Letitia Ingram, Mary Adele Jennings, Eleanor Margaret Johns, Mildred Ruth Jordan, Mary Louise King, Margaret M. Klenzing, Clara E. Marie Krause, Mary Martha Kreher, Ruth M. Lafferty, Minerva G. Lagakos, Mary M. Lambersky, Lola Eleanor Linthicum, Judith E. Lord, Dorothy H. Lynn, Ellzabeth Maguire, Ida Elisabeth Marland, W. Bertha Mattes, Theresa Mazza, Ruth F. Melnik, Helen Mills.
Florence Molotsky, Miriam G. Morris, Eleanor Mae Nichols, Margaret B. Osborne, Dorothy Mae Osmond, Verna G. Otten, Alice E. Patryck, Amella L. Patten, Irene Peard, Beatrice E. Perry, Jennie K. Radziewicz, Evelyn Harriet Ratcliffe, Elizabeth M. Reid, Kathryn Van Dyke Richardson, Emma V. Riedinger, F. Mildred Riegraf, Emma Beatrice Ritchards, Marion M. Roberts, Doris Jean Rosenberg.
Sylvia Rosenberg, Jeannette Rozner, Catherine C. Ruggiero. Sadie M. Santanello, Almira M. Schofield, Kathryn V. Seybold, Ruth Lourin Shapiro, Pearl B. Sherman, Virginia N. Simensen, Lillian B. Simons, Pauline Lee Siris and Florence M. Sklllon.
Angeleen M. Smiechowskl, Mildred Elsie Smith, Grace V. Sochacki, Lillian Amelia Starke, Sally Stein, Irene L. Stern, Inez Rae Strubel, Verna E. Styer, Sabina Stypa, S. Frances Sullivan, Doris Gwendolyn Taylor, Betty H. Taylor, Geneva M. Terranova, Margaret E. Treble, Henrietta Varbalow, Cecelia Pearl Vaughan, Madeline Waeckel, Wllletta A. Warner, Adele Alberta Wegrzynak, Rose Weinberg, Joyce V. Willis, Dorothy E. Wilson, Helen E. Yusk, Rae Zeit and Ruth Meriam Zilz.
Camden Courier-Post - June 24, 1933
MADE AT CAMDEN HIGH
Scholastic and Athletic Presentations for 1932-33 Session Are Made
Honor and athletic awards for the second half year of the 1932-33 school session were awarded in assembly yesterday to seniors, juniors and, sophomores of the Camden High School.
Thomas W. Trembath, acting principal in the absence of Miss Clara S. Burrough, presented the awards.
Esther Hill, who Thursday at commencement exercises was awarded the alumni scholarship as the first honor student, added to her laurels yesterday when she was presented with the Jennings Hood award, a bronze plaque, for outstanding work in the commercial department.
In addition, with Charlotte Tomlinson and Mildred Smith, she was awarded the gold pin, highest award for excellence in all-round athletics.
White certificates were awarded to first year recipients; purple certificates for two years and gold for three.
Honor certificates: Esther Hill, Evelyn Ratcliffe, scholarship and attendance; Clara Krause, Robert Bishop, Caroline Emhof, scholarship; Elwood Hare, Lillian Himmelein, Betty Taylor, Martha Chapman, Harry Teat, attendance.
Gold merit certificate: Leland Rose, student activities.
Purple merit certificate: Irving Zeibman, Hazel Hemingway, Florence Dean, scholarship.
White, merit certificate, senior and junior: Omar Barth, Virginia Simensen, Mary Galloppi, Ann Schaeffer, Constance DiGiuseppe, Sophie Lozek, scholarship.
White merit certificates, sophomore: Martin Ravitch, Ruth Adams, Alice Austermuhl, Sylvia Katz, Lea Blacker, Myrtle Selby, Ray Weiner.
Baseball certificate and letter: Felix Meschini, Walter Nowak, Emilio Iannetta, purple; Wharton Seward, Angelo Borghero, Samuel Cohen, Frank Logandro, Bernard Fisher, William Denof, Eugene Hartline, William McLaughlin, Samuel McDermott, Joseph Matera, Samuel Cobb, white.
Track certificates and letter: Stephen Schuster, Irving Johnson, purple; Charles Myers, William McLaughlin, Anthony Tumminia. Harry Lorusso, Joseph Sandone; Albert Solloff, Arthur Colsey, James Vuividos, Benjamin Jones, white.
Tennis letter and white certificates.
Herman Weiner, Leonard Hoffman, George Foster, Edward Schumann, Robert Galanter, George Horwitz, Herbert Stollman.
Gold pin award for greatest number of points earned in athletics during entire matriculation: Esther Hill, Charlotte Tomlinson, Mildred Smith.
Silver pins: Bertha Mattes, Irene Peard, Dorothy Osmand, Beatrice Heart.
A.A. monograms: Elizabeth Bobo, Anna Mae Fields, Beatrice Heart, Theresa Mazza, Irene Peard, Mildred Smith, Charlotte Tomlinson, Christine Wilson, Carolyn Garrison, Frances Bonamassa, Mildred Eggart, Florence Howell, Esther Hill, Dororthy Osmond, Dorothy Lynn, Hazel Daisey, Cathryn Seybold, Frances Winokur, Alice Patryk, Caroline Emhof, Verna Otten, Mae Anderson, Dorothy Knowles, Florence Bryen, Ida Marini, Janet Spangler, Rose Mascariello, Eleanor Smith, Almira Vaughn, Beatrice Barish, Florence Szymankiewicz, Edith Predmore, Iola Amos, Miriam Mangeny, Kathryn Schoply, Eve Collins, Dorothy Fest, Ray Winokur;
Red Cross awards: Iola Amos, Beatrice Barish, Violet Barron, Florence Beatty, Irene Campbell, Florence Dean, Louise Deuter, Constance Di Giuseppe, Violet Duszynski, Frances Farnsworth, Doris Fox, Carolyn Garrison, Vivian Heard, Hazel Hemingway, Viola Lalli, Mildred Lentz, Sophie Lozek, Mary Martin, Bertha Mayhew, Mamie Silverman, Mary Stafford, Helen Tyler.
Health club awards: Esther Hill, Caroline Emhof, Evelyn Ratcliffe, Helen Donaghy, Catherine Ruggiero, Bertha Clayton, Lillian Himmelein, Sabina Stypa, Rosolia Cioffi, Elizabeth Taylor, Verna Otten, Theresa Mazza, Ruth Burgess, Florence Molotsky, Almira Schofield, Margaret Klenzing.
"Treble Clef" awards, orchestra:
Charles Hall, Bernard Tool, Jack Lukoff, John Asay, Edward Junikka, Daniel Glass, James Hoffner, Clover Winter, Bernard Rosen, Isadore Dvinsky, Robert Bishop, Frederick Domm, Elizabeth Deibert, Alfred Bisti, Rose Halicks, Leonard Zondler, Walter McClelland; Auditorium Force, Marion Roberts, Willetta Warner, Annabelle Murphy, Margaret Klenzing, Verna Otten, Rose Bardock; Lantern Operator, Donald Schwollow, Lindley Sullivan.
Cheer leading emblem: William Moll, Charles Long, Preston Brown, James Fiume, Michael Fiume, Rhoda Reed, Ella Lane, Florence Clifford and Ethel Kingsland.
Drop kicking award: Fred Leap..
"... Dr. Rosolia Cioffi.... she taught at Rutgers the College of South Jersey in Camden in the 1960's. There is a picture of her in my 1965 yearbook saying she taught Education classes, training future teachers, and had a Doctor of Education degree. I never had her as a professor, but I do remember her as always having a ready smile and saying "hello" when I saw her, a very pleasant lady.
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