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Claudette Wolfrom (Mount Laurel, NJ) sadly passed away and went on to be with her Heavenly Father on September 3rd. She was born to the late Alfred and Jean Pusey in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she was a graduate of the Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls.

She was preceded in death by her husband John, daughters Linda Lyczak Sleeth & Cynthia Wolfrom, sisters Kathy Dodgen & Joan McMahon. She is survived by son John (wife Susan), son Gary (wife Dawn Drummond), daughter Joyce Wolfrom-Roos (husband Marcel), son-in-law David Sleeth, grandchildren Kristina Wolfrom Medinger (husband Charles), Stephanie Wolfrom Butera (husband Louis), Kolton Sleeth, Marcel Roos, Matthew Roos, and Mackenzie Roos, great grandson Griffin Medinger, and sister Carol McNulty. 

Claudette, and known to many as simply “Lady”, had been involved with the Black Watch organization all 53 years of its existence. She and her husband John took over management of the Black Watch Drum and Bugle Corps in the 1970’s and the ensemble won a World Championships title in 1981. Under her leadership, the winter guard went on to win two Winter Guard International World Championships medals, named Tournament Indoor Association’s World Class Champions for nearly 20 years, was a 12-time WGI World Class finalist, auditioned before the celebrity panel on America’s Got Talent, and appeared in the concert tour and documentary, “Contemporary Color”. Claudette is also a member of the New Jersey Drum Corps and National Judges Association Hall of Fames. She enjoyed summer days at the family beach house in Brigantine and visits to the casinos in Atlantic City. 

Funeral services will take place on Friday September 13th at the Catholic Church of St. Mary, 2001 Springdale Road in Cherry Hilly, NJ. Viewing at 10:30am and mass at 12pm. Afterwards, everyone is invited to attend a Celebration of Life gathering. In lieu of flowers, financial gifts in Claudette’s memory can be made to: Black Watch and mailed to 501 S. Brentwood Dr., Mount Laurel, NJ 08054. Also accepting on PayPal - search blackwatchcolorguard@gmail.com. 


 The Black Watch was established in 1966 as a Drum and Bugle Corps.  Black Watch was awarded two WGI bronze medals, in 1991 and 1999, eventually leading to their promotion into the Independent World Class.

Today this legendary performance group stands tall as one of the oldest and most well respected marching arts organizations still in existence. In 2016 the colorguard celebrated their  50th Golden Anniversary!

2019 marks The Black Watch's 53rd anniversary season!

We were proud to participate in David Byrne's 2015 ground breaking project Contemporary Color

Thank you to our artist Dev Hynes and David's crew for making this opportunity a once in a lifetime experience!!

Black Watch through the years..... 

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 Mount Laurel, New Jersey