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Alvina J Baum
August 3, 1934 - June 1, 2022
Recognized as a Living Legend of Port Norris on April 30, 2022


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ALVINA J. BAUM 87, of Haleyville, passed away on Wednesday June 1, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Bridgeton, NJ on August 3, 1934 she was the daughter of the late Alvin and Ina Adams Nickelson. She was married for 53 years to the love of her life, the late Richard H. Baum. After graduating with honors from Camden High School in 1951, she later received an Associate’s Degree from Cumberland County College. She retired from the State of NJ Vineland Developmental Center where she was Administrative Assistant to the Director of Nursing. 

Alvina enjoyed family gatherings, gardening, traveling, and feeding and watching the birds. Other joys included lounging on her deck listening to the sounds of her pond, the birds, and the frogs. She especially enjoyed mornings spent with her granddaughter Lindsay. A charter member of the Port Norris Historical Society, she was recently honored as a living legend of Port Norris. Alvina was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Millville where she had been a Sunday School teacher, money counter and served on various committees. Past involvement as a Lay Speaker with The United Methodist Women strengthened her faith. She delighted in the friendships and memories created serving the Lord and her community. 

Left to cherish her memory are her children: Richard G. Baum (Linda) of Mays Landing, Robin C. Baum (Patrick Moratelli) of Dorchester; Christopher H. Baum (Letitia) of Mt. Laurel; Julie K. Baum Abbott (Scott) of Haleyville, and Timothy J. Baum (Cythia Swan) of Millville. She is also survived by her sisters: Mary Ella Morie of Mauricetown, and Carol A. Garrison of Laurel Lake; 8 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by siblings Henry Nickelson, Gertrude Bailey, and Isabel McDonald. 

A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church 201 N. 2nd St. Millville, NJ 08332, on Thursday June 9, 2022. A memorial visitation will be held from 6:00 to 7:00 pm followed by a memorial service at 7:00 PM. The family requests that masks be worn in church. Inurnment will be held privately at Haleyville Cemetery. 

For those who wish, donations may be sent to the Port Norris Historical Society P.O. Box 187 Port Norris, NJ 08349 or the First United Methodist Church P.O. Box 116 Millville, NJ 08332. 

To send condolences and or tributes please visit www.hoffmanfuneralhomes.net

Alvina and the PNHS

Alvina and Liz Hoffman at the soup dinner. 2015

Christmas 2014

Full Board 2017

Sept. 2016 Virgina Campbell, Alvina Baum and Rachel Cobb