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Christina Schiavo

December 11, 1948 — August 26, 2022

Christina Schiavo (nee Capone), 73, of West Deptford, passed away on August 26, 2022.
Tina was born December 11, 1948, at 7:10 am at Cooper Hospital, Camden, NJ. Her parents were John Joseph Capone and Reba Beckley; her brother was John Frank Capone (two years younger). Tina was fortunate to have a big Italian family with lots of uncles and cousins. Tinas mothers side had a professional family in Woodbury. Her grandfather was a lawyer.
Tina grew up at 575 Line Street, Camden, NJ a row house in the city. Her Aunt Angie and Uncle Tim, and Vincent lived down the block on the same side of the street. Aunt Rose and Uncle Pat, and Pattie lived across the street on the same block. It was a predominately Italian neighborhood. Tina attended the Saint Peter and Paul church and school 1st to 8th grade on Spruce Street, only a few blocks from her home. In those days the church and school were the center of your life. Tina spent July and summers working in Stone Harbor. She went to Camden Catholic High School. It was a brand-new high school. Her class (1966) was the first class to graduate when it opened (1962-1966) with the first freshman class starting in 1962.
Tina went to Pierce Junior College, Philadelphia, PA (1966-1968). She received an Associate in Science degree. Tina went there on a NJ State Scholarship and worked summers at Stone Harbor to pay the difference in expenses. Tinas family was extremely lucky to have a shore house. It was built by Tinas Great Grandfather, one of the 1st cottages in Stone Harbor. Stone Harbor was heaven to her.
At Pierce Junior College, Tina met Anthony Joseph Schiavo. He was a basketball player, and she was a cheerleader. Tina had fun, but there was a lot of studying to keep her scholarship. Tina and Anthony were married on March 2, 1968, and she became Christina C. Schiavo. They were still in college. After graduation, Tina and Anthony moved to their first home, 3146 West Ironside Road, Camden, NJ a two-bedroom row home. From there they moved to 1280 Puritan Avenue West Deptford, NJ that was to be their family home.
Tina had three perfect sons: Anthony Phillip, Christopher John, and Daniel Michael. West Deptford was a great neighborhood. There were a lot of kids, and a beautiful park next to their yard. Tina was a typical school helper, and a baseball, soccer, and a basketball mom. She worked part time at KGE Medical Group for twelve years at night, after all day at home cooking dinner, doing homework, and all the things a mother and housewife did before going to work. Once the boys were in school full day, Tina got a full-time job working for orthopedic doctors, Gedre and Obade. After about one and half years, Tina got a job with great benefits at the Woodbury Municipal Court. She was a court Administrator, working there for twenty-six and a half years. Tina retired at age 60 for medical reasons (She had Scleroderma and had all her toes amputated in 2010).
Tony passed away in 2009. She missed him so much. Tina hoped they were together now. Even though Tony died, he was always with her. She could feel his presence.
Tina taught CCD at St. Matthew Church and St. Patrick Church after they merged, Holy Angels Parish, she taught CCD to grades 4th to 8th over many years. This was very rewarding. The students taught her so much. Tina took Watercolor Art lessons at St. Patricks beginning in 2015. In 2016, Tina started Art Drawing and Piano Keyboarding at Rowan. She had two Art Exhibits at the West Deptford Library (2016 and 2022).
Tina had her favorite places to visit. Lauras house was so much fun with Dan & Laura and Rita & the kids. Stone Harbor was heaven and she loved it there. She thought Disney was the best place to vacation with her family. Tina enjoyed West Wildwood with her grandchildren. She also looked forward to her California trip. Tina loved walking her dogs: Schweppes, Nutmeg, Micky, Margarita, and Choppy.
Tina had very special people in her life: her cousin Vinny, brother-in-law Mike and his wife Nancy, sister-in-law Elena, and her adopted brother Dave, and cousin Carol. Tinas boys: Anthony, Christopher, and Daniel are perfect. They are smart, caring, talented, and successful. Most of all, they loved their mother and father. They always showed their mother respect and always helped her. Tinas grandchildren are Jagar Anthony, Anthonys son. Alicia and Josh are Dan and Lauras children (Laura is Tinas daughter-in-law). As you guessed it, they are all perfect.
Tina wanted to thank her family and friends for her wonderful life. She expressed to everyone to appreciate every day, the beautiful place we live - nature and the environment. Always look for the goodness around you. Make sure you look for 3 Little Birds on your doorstep singing, "Dont worry about a thing because every little thing will be all right".
On Tinas behalf, please make donations to the local animal Shelter.

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