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Founder's Message

 

From Personal Experience

My name is W. Garrison Hunter, III, better known to most as Garry.

Through my experience of losing friends and loved ones to cancer, I have seen the great need of personal involvement with those with a terminal illness.  After losing my younger sister Kathy, in 2000 at age 53 and my wife's brother Al, in 2009 at age 70, I realized the comfort and dignity that was needed in their final days.  For this reason, my wife Judy and I, are more determined than ever to complete South Seaville Manor Auxiliary, a 501(c)3 non profit corporation.  We are licensed as a Residential Health Care Facility (RHDF) by the State Department of Health, catering to the terminally ill with emphasis on hospice care.

All state, county and local approvals are in place and we are awaiting funding to complete this twenty bed facility.  We will be using the most advanced and environmentally friendly material and equipment, including solar installation for electric.  This project will also provide approximately 150 construction and manufacturing jobs plus 6-8 permanent positions.

Along with our staff, our residents will be cared for by the local visiting nurse associations.  We believe that these visiting nurses are like angels, providing the best possible palliative care in this time of need.

According to a recent article in the Press of Atlantic City, dated May 13th, 2012, Cape May County, unfortunately, is #1 in deaths per hundred from cancer, #1 in respiratory problems, #1 in strokes, #1 in melanoma, #2 in congestive heart failure and #3 in diabetes.  In light of these latest figures, it is imperative that we complete South Seaville Manor, which will provide twenty private rooms with baths, a non denominational chapel, a formal dining room, commercial kitchen, elevator, 1st and 2nd floor lounges and office and consultation rooms.

Our complete Grant Proposal is available for review by your Attorney, Accountant or Foundation.  At the present time, South Seaville Manor is sponsoring fundraisers to honor the memory of Col. Howard "Al" Corson, Jr., my wife's brother.   Retired Col. Howard "Al" Corson, Jr. was born in Goshen, NJ on June 10th, 1939.  He entered heaven on May 24th, 2009.  Col. Corson graduated from Middle Township High School in 1957, graduated Rutgers University in 1961 where he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Air force. He also received his MBA from Auburn University in 1973.  Col. Corson attended flight school in 1966 and flew the CH-3 and CH-53 helicopters, as well as other aircraft.  Col Corson was a pilot during the View Nam War and his helicopter was shot down. Although he was injured, he continued with his mission.  As  a result of this experience Col. Corson was the recipient of the Silver Star, Purple Heart Award, Distinguished Flying Cross and in lieu of a 2nd Distinguished Flying Cross he was awarded the Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster.  In 1976, Col. Corson completed Armed Forces Staff College and ended his 22 year military career as Chief of Community Relations for the Air Force having been assigned to the Pentagon.  Following his career in the USAF, Al owned and operated a Formal Wear business in the Washington DC area and also a Mail Box, Etc. business.  In 1999, Al began to enjoy the leisurely life of retirement.  Col. Corson passed away in 2009 after a two month battle with aggressive cancer.

South Seaville Manor Auxiliary Mission Statement

It is the mission of South Seaville Manor to provide our residents with a loving family atmosphere.

To provide for their social needs through community involvement.

To offer support and education to care givers and resident families.

To provide a ministry for the spiritual needs of the resident and their families.

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."   John 3:16

For more information visit our website at www.ssmaux.org or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Our location is 107 Old Goshen Road, South Seaville, NJ 08246-0065.  Phone # 609-624-1010

Please consider a donation in memory or honor of a loved one.

W. Garrison Hunter, III