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Our Obituaries

James "Czar" Saraceni

March 2, 1957 - September 19, 2018

James "Czar" J. Saraceni, 61 of Folcroft passed away Wednesday Sept. 19, 2018 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He was born March 2, 1957 in Philadelphia to the late Anthony J., Sr. & Mary P. (McManus) Saraceni. He was born and grew up in the Elmwood Park section of Southwest Philadelphia. He graduated from West Catholic High School in 1975 and, until recently, worked as a...
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Oliver Howard Paxson

February 10, 1921 - September 18, 2018

Oliver Howard Paxson, III, 97 of Lower Gwynedd (formerly Glenolden) passed away September 18, 2018 at Foulkeways at Gwynedd. He was born February 10, 1921 in Chestnut Hill, PA to the late Oliver H., Jr. & Emma (Hawthorn) Paxson. Howard received a Business Degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, proudly served as an Army Intelligence Officer for the OSS during WWII and...
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Gloria Maria Trujillo

September 11, 1933 - September 18, 2018

Gloria Maria Trujillo of Media PA, formerly of Queens New York, passed away peacefully on September 18, 2018. Born in Quito, Ecuador, Gloria immigrated to the United States in 1962. Gloria enjoyed music and dancing and spending time with family. She also enjoyed weaving and playing bingo with friends. Loving mother of Rodney Murgueytio (Regina). She was the beloved sister of Angel Trujillo...
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Julie A. Kearney

December 8, 1972 - September 16, 2018

Julie A. Kearney (nee Tagliaterra) fought a courageous battle with cancer but passed away on September 16, 2018 at the age of 45. She was a resident of Wallingford, formerly of Upper Providence. Loving daughter of Paul & Kathy Tagliaterra. Devoted wife of Shawn. Caring mother of Katie Nazaridis, Dylan & Shawn Kearney. Dear sister of Gene (Kim) Tagliaterra. Also survived by her many nieces,...
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Mary Ann Rossett McElwaine

September 23, 1950 - September 15, 2018

Mary Ann McElwaine (Rossett) of Norwood PA, formerly of Southwest Philadelphia, passed away peacefully on September 15,2018. Beloved wife of the late Daniel McElwaine. Loving mother of Mary Beth Smith (Shane), Christine Lewis (Jason ) and the Late Daniel P. McElwaine. Mary Ann was devoted to her grandchildren, Abigail Lewis, Gavin Lewis, Maura Smith and Sarah Smith. She was the beloved...
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James E. Harmer

August 28, 1941 - September 14, 2018

James E. Harmer passed away on September 14, 2018 at the age of 77. He was a longtime resident of Sharon Hill. Beloved husband of Maureen (nee Daven). Devoted father of Celeste Ciccarone, Denis, Dean, Gwen & Thomas Harmer. Dear brother of Robert Harmer and Carol Lyon. Also survived by his grandson Robert Newcomb and several nieces & nephews. Relatives & friends are invited to attend his...
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Charles "Chuck" William Fox

January 30, 1948 - September 12, 2018

Charles (Chuck) William Fox passed away unexpectedly at his home in Clifton Heights, PA on September 12, 2018. He was born in Philadelphia on January 30, 1948 to the late Rachel P. Fox and Charles Fox. Chuck graduated from Lansdowne-Aldan High School in 1965. He was an enthusiastic drummer and marching band member. Chuck joined the Army after high school and served honorably in Korea. He...
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Judy Lee Parent

July 13, 1957 - September 12, 2018

Judy Lee Parent, age 61, of Aston Mills, PA, passed away on September 12, 2018 at Saint Francis Hospital in Delaware. Judy worked as a bus aide for the Rose Tree Media School District. She attended the day program at Easterseals of Delaware. She enjoyed crochetting, and cooking Sunday dinner for the family. Judy was predeceased by her husband Thomas McConnell and father Lawrence A. Long. ...
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Bertha "Connie" Entrican

May 12, 1929 - September 11, 2018

Bertha "Connie" Entrican (nee Fulmer), age 89 passed away on Sept 11th 2018 Beloved wife of the late James Entrican Jr. and mother of the late Cheryl and Susan. Connie is survived by her loving children Robyn, James (Elizabeth) and William; and her dearest sister, Carole Holden (Robert). Relatives and friends are invited to attend her visitation Friday, Sept 14th from 10-11am followed by her...
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Genevieve Rosati

April 3, 1929 - September 9, 2018

Genevieve Yadvisinczak Rosati , age 89 of Philadelphia, passed away at home on September 9, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Ettore A. Rosati, mother of Arthur "Butch" (Teresa) Rosati and John Rosati. Also survived by two grandchildren Anthony (Mary) and Joseph; two great grandchildren Leah and Michael; and 2 great great grandchildren Angelo and Anthony; also predeceased by her siblings Anna, John,...
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William M. Kelly

August 11, 1954 - September 9, 2018

William M. Kelly, age 64, of Woodlyn, PA, formerly of Folcroft, PA on Sunday, September 9. 2018. Mr. Kelly was a lifelong employee of the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Rochelle Kelly. Also predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Mary Kelly; his brother Thomas Kelly III. Mr. Kelly is survived by his sisters in law, Kathleen Kelly and Rose Marchesani, his brother...
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Gerald "Jerry" Nyhus

August 29, 1957 - September 4, 2018

Gerald "Jerry" J. Nyhus, 61 of Folcroft passed away Tuesday September 4, 2018 at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby. He was born August 29, 1957 in Philadelphia to Ivar Nyhus and the late Sara E. "Betty" Nyhus (Hassel). Jerry was a kind, generous, gentle man who loved helping other people. He dearly loved his family, who will miss him tremendously. He was a hockey coach for many years for the...
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Charles Pino

February 27, 1955 - September 3, 2018

Charles Pino passed away peacefully on September 3, 2018 at the age of 63. He was born in Philadelphia and currently resided in Media. Loving father of Sandi Pino, Charlie Pino, Lucille (Adam) Tarin, Maria Connelly and Michelle Connelly; dear brother of Jerriann (Matt) DeCaro and Connie (Frank) Santaguida; also survived by his 4 grandsons and stepson Michael. Relatives and friends are...
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Edward James McGeehan

October 20, 1926 - August 28, 2018

Edward James McGeehan, age 91, of Pottstown, formerly of Briarcliffe, Pa., passed away on August 28, 2018. Edward was a founding member of Our Lady of Fatima parish in Secane, helped build the school and church and remained a committed life-long member to the parish. He was employed by Westinghouse in the Power Generation Services Division and retired after 25 years of service. In his...
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Edna "Midge" Marvelli

January 16, 1940 - August 27, 2018

Edna "Midge" Marvelli 78 passed away peacefully on August 27, 2018 at her home in Folcroft, Pa. She was born January 16, 1940 in Chester, Pa. Midge was a devoted housewife and mother who enjoyed spending her time with family and friends. She enjoyed gardening, endless hours shopping on QVC and watching her old favorites on TV Land. She loved to dance and was an avid collector of owls. Midge...
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Sarah (nee McHugh) Grant

August 24, 1935 - August 26, 2018

Sarah Grant (nee McHugh) passed away on August 26, 2018 at the age of 83. Born in Donegal Ireland and a longtime resident of Prospect Park. She was predeceased by her former husband Denis Grant. Devoted mother of Patrick J. (Stephanie) and John F. (Margy). Dear sister of Jim McHugh, Peggy Murray and the late Anne Crowding, Bridget Dinan and Patrick McHugh. Also survived by her 7...
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Genevieve "Jean" Abbott

August 18, 1932 - August 25, 2018

Genevieve "Jean" Abbott (nee Ricci), 86, passed away peacefully at Riddle Village Monticello House on August 25, 2018. Born in Bryn Mawr Hospital on August 18, 1932 and raised in Conshohocken, PA she graduated Conshohocken High School in 1950. Jean raised her family in Trainer, PA where she was an active member of the former Resurrection of Our Lord parish and school. She and Bud then moved to...
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Sharon G. (nee Smith) Bass

August 11, 1960 - August 24, 2018

Sharon G. Bass (nee Smith), on August 24, 2018, of Phila,PA. She was a well loved retired Aramark employee at Jenkintown High school for over 20 years. Sharon is survived by her beloved husband, Harvey Bass Jr.; dear brother, Calvin Smith; sisters-in-law, Theresa Bass and Suke Smith; one nephew and 3 nieces; 4 grandnieces and 2 grandnephews. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing...
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Robert E. Moore

September 1, 1928 - August 24, 2018

Robert E. Moore, 89, of Springfield, Aldan, and North Wildwood NJ, formerly of Sharon Hill, passed away August 24, 2018. He was born September 1, 1928 in Ridley Park to the late Edgar O. & Elizabeth (Pilkington) Moore. Bob proudly served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and retired from GULF Oil. He was a member of Folcroft American Legion, Goodwill Fire Co., Sharon Hill Vol. Police...
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Nancy C. Beahn Miller

December 29, 1941 - August 23, 2018

Nancy Miller, age 76 of Glen Mills, passed away on August 23rd She is survived by her husband Bob Miller; daughter Michele Outten; son Robb Miller (Tina); grandchildren Courtney Caddell (Matt), Kayla Eline (Ryan Brennan), Scott Eline, and Hunter Outten; great-grandchildren Rylan, Tristan and Julian. She was predeceased by her daughter Kim Eline. Nancy drove a school bus for Penn Delco...
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Carol M. Imbt Cooper

May 4, 1949 - August 22, 2018

Carol Imbt Cooper, 69, of Wallingford died peacefully at home on August 22, after a courageous battle with melanoma. Born in Philadelphia, the daughter of Herbert R. Imbt (d.1989) and Kay (Scholey) Imbt (d.2010). Carol is survived by brother John H. Imbt, his partner Betsy Suhey, of State College, and many friends Carol attended college at Arizona State University and graduated at Penn State...
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Bertha E. McGarvey Matrone

December 30, 1930 - August 22, 2018

Bertha E. Matrone age 87, of Ridley Park passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on August 22, 2018. Born December 30, 1930 in Philadelphia to the late William and Bertha McGarvey. Beloved wife of Samuel Matrone. Loving mother of David S. Matrone, Bonnie A. Dollarton (the late Michael), Sandra J. Lee (Christopher). Devoted grandmother to Jade Matrone, Michael Lang, Brian Lang, Brandon...
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Antoinette M.(nee Biello) Fiore

October 28, 1916 - August 22, 2018

Antoinette M. Fiore (nee Biello) passed away on August 22, 2018 at the age of 101. She was a longtime resident of Delaware County. Beloved wife of the late Francis J. Fiore Sr. Devoted mother of Francis (Barbara) Fiore, Theresa (John) Pius and the late James and Salvatore "Tore" Fiore. She was predeceased by her eleven siblings. Also survived by her five grandchildren, seven great...
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Gerald S. Chorney

March 10, 1943 - August 21, 2018

Gerald S. Chorney, 75 of Cape May Court House, NJ (Formerly Swarthmore) passed away August 21, 2018 at home. He was born March 10, 1943 in Upland to the late Henry & Isabell (Moore) Chorney. Gerald was a proud Navy veteran serving on the USS Saratoga Aircraft Carrier during the start of the Vietnam Era. He retired as an Electrical Technician from Boeing Corp. in 2005 and enjoyed hunting,...
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Constance S. Berman

January 23, 1949 - August 21, 2018

Constance S. Berman age 69, of Media, Pa formerly of New York City passed away on August 21, 2018 at the Wallingford Nursing Home. Beloved daughter of the late Frank S. and Violet E. Stopper; sister of David Stopper of New Hampshire. Connie was a graduate of Penncrest High School Class of 1966 and Duke University in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She lived in New York City from 1970 till...
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Sandra L. Schumm

August 17, 1956 - August 20, 2018

Sandra L. Schumm, 62 of Lester passed away Monday August 20th at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born Aug 17, 1956 in Upland to the late William & Martha (Hall) Schumm. Sandra graduated from Interboro HS and worked as the Head Teller for the Navy Federal Credit Union. Her hobbies were her Family which meant everything to her and she loved having holiday's at the house, especially...
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John A. Marinacci

October 31, 1924 - August 18, 2018

John A. Marinacci, passed away on August 18, 2018, at the age of 93. He was a longtime resident of Glenolden and was formerly of South Philadelphia. Beloved husband of the late Marguerite Marinacci (nee Steskey); devoted father of Kathleen Warner (Charles Jensen), Marguerite Spewock (Frank) and the late John M. Marinacci; dear brother of Nancy Parks. Also survived by four grandchildren: ...
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Patricia Anne "Patti" Brett

October 6, 1958 - August 17, 2018

Patricia Anne "Patti" Brett passed away on August 17, 2018 at the age of 59. Patti was born in Philadelphia to the late John J. and Marie A. (nee Propert) Brett. At the age of 3 she started her education through DelArc Training Center, St. Katherine's Day School and Drexel Hill Middle School until age 21. Upon graduation she worked at the Elwyn Lansdowne Workshop, where she retired from after...
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Ernest J. Foreman

June 9, 1925 - August 17, 2018

Ernest J. Foreman passed away on August 17, 2018 at the age of 93. He was a longtime resident of Glen Mills.Beloved husband of the late Betty B. Foreman (nee Novosel) and Betty J. Foreman (nee Mellott). Devoted father of Martha (Robert) Preston, Cynthia (Rob) Kyelberg, and Michael (Tammy) Foreman. Dear Brother of the late Fern Hayes. Also survived by his 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren....
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Rose Marie (nee Di Campli) Duffy

August 28, 1924 - August 14, 2018

Rose Marie Duffy (Di Campli) age 93 of Wallingford, formerly of Norwood, passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Daughter of the late Charles and Rose DiCampli, a graduate of Glen-Nor High School-1942, she was employed as a lab technician at Sharp & Dohme before becoming a loving wife, mother & homemaker. An exceptional cook & baker known for her Christmas cookies & loved entertaining. ...
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Alberta T. (nee Torbert) Phelan

April 6, 1932 - August 14, 2018

Alberta T. Phelan (nee Torbert) passed away on August 14, 2018 at the age of 86. She was a longtime resident of Folcroft. Beloved wife of the late William J. Phelan. Devoted mother of Kathleen (Brian) Lindell. Also survived by her two grandchildren David and Kelli, and her six great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Friday after 9:00 am at the...
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Gail D. Fischer

September 5, 1963 - August 12, 2018

Gail D. Fischer, age 54 of Media, PA, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on August 12, 2018. Gail Wilkins Fischer was born and raised in Demarest, NJ and loved spending time at her beach home in Sea Isle, NJ with friends and family. She was predeceased by her father, David Wilkins and her in laws Bill and Claire Fischer. Gail is survived by her loving and devoted husband,...
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Maxine A. Cardoni

December 13, 1921 - August 11, 2018

Maxine Aurelia Cardoni (nee Carver), age 96 of Newtown Square passed away Saturday August 11, 2018. Maxine was born in Martinsburg, WV on December 13, 1921. She was a 1939 graduate of Chambersburg High School. Her childhood dream was to become a model and actress, and coming to Philadelphia after graduating from high school she found those desires fulfilled. She modeled professionally for 16...
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Peggy Joyce Chance

August 22, 1926 - August 8, 2018

Peggy Joyce Chance, Age 91 of Aston, formerly of Springfield, passed away on August 8, 2018. Peggy was born in Marcus Hook and has been a longtime member of Linwood United Methodist Church for over 60 years. During her life she touched many lives on countless mission's trips throughout the world. She was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Hilda Chance, daughter, Tina Chance, and 5...
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Rose C. (nee Palumbo) Mercurio

February 1, 1927 - August 8, 2018

Rose Mercurio, age 91, of Aldan passed away peacefully on August 8, 2018. Beloved daughter of the late Alexander and Emma Palumbo and beloved wife of the late Harry Mercurio. Loving mother of Catherine Picciotti, Joseph Mercurio, and Harry Mercurio. She was a mother, friend, and mentor to many as she enjoyed people. She most especially cherished spending time with her three children. She will be...
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Dorothy J. Posse

April 13, 1938 - August 7, 2018

Dorothy J. Posse, 80 of Glenolden passed away August 7, 2018 at her home. She was born April 13, 1938 in Atlantic City, NJ to the late Eugene & Marion (Rudolph) Hamm. Dottie enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially looking at all of the photos they shared with her. She "enjoyed" trips to the shore with her husband, family and friends. When she was home, there was nothing...
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Elizabeth M. Froschle

April 6, 1939 - August 6, 2018

Elizabeth M. Froschle, age 79, of Swarthmore and Ridley Park, passed away on August 6, 2018. She was born and raised in South West Philadelphia and was a 1957 graduate of West Catholic. She was also a longtime volunteer at Taylor Hospital. Elizabeth was a wonderful caring mother and grandmother. She's predeceased by her parents William J. and Frances C. Wilent, brothers, Robert,...
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Theresa E. Deal Zito

February 13, 1928 - August 6, 2018

Theresa E. Zito (nee Deal) age 90 of Folcroft passed away peacefully on August 6, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Orlando Zito. Loving mother of Leonard Zito (Karen), Joseph Zito (Barbara), Maria Benning (Joseph) and the late James Zito. Beloved grandmother of Andrea, Matthew, Kimberly, Christopher, Joseph and Briana; also survived by 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews....
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Francis "Frank" Donnelly

February 5, 1959 - August 4, 2018

Francis (Frank) Charles Donnelly of Prospect Park Pennsylvania passed away peacefully, surrounded by love, on August 4th, 2018 at the age of 59. Frank was an avid sports lover, who enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing cards and listening to rock and roll music. As an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous and his community, Frank committed a lot of his time to giving back to his...
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George J. Villano, Jr.

August 9, 1942 - August 2, 2018

George J. Villano Jr. passed away on August 2, 2018 at the age of 75. He was a resident of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Brookhaven and South Philadelphia. Predeceased by his parents Georgio and Lucia Villano. Beloved husband of Patricia (nee Brady). Father of Gina, stepfather of Harry (Joan), Joseph (Laura), Michael (Johanna) and Robert (Heather). Also survived by his 5 grandchildren. ...
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Gloria D'Amore Marchione

November 25, 1915 - August 1, 2018

Gloria (D'Amore) Marchione was 102 when she passed away on August 1st, 2018. Gloria was born in Capo d'Orlando, Sicily as Calogera D'Amore. She immigrated to the US as a young child and later became known as Gloria ("Little Glory") to her family and friends. She was a longtime resident of Folcroft, PA, where she enjoyed cooking classic Italian dishes and spending time with loved ones. Gloria and...
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Michael "Mike" Bramble

January 28, 1974 - August 1, 2018

Michael "Mike" Bramble died suddenly on August 1, 2018 at the age of 44. Mike was a longtime resident of Norwood. Loving son of William C. and Eileen Bramble. Loving father of Michael Anthony and Alyssa Marie Bramble. Dear brother of Andrea (Russell) Bopst. Also survived by his nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Visitation on Monday after 9:00 a.m...
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Dorothy Ann Nelson Hasson

November 30, 1935 - July 27, 2018

Dorothy Ann Hasson (nee Nelson) age 82 of Philadelphia, formerly of Wildwood N.J., passed away peacefully at home on July 27, 2018. Daughter of the late John Warren and Dorothy Nelson. Wife of the late Floyd Hasson. Beloved mother of Diane Venti (Frederick), Francis Knappik Jr., and Karen Glaccum (Timothy). Sister of Joseph Ronald, Mary, Donna and the late John and Caroline. Also survived by...
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Dolores J. Kline

August 27, 1935 - July 24, 2018

Dolores J. Kline, 82 of Collingdale passed away July 24, 2018 at the Jefferson Hospital in Cherry Hill, NJ. She was born August 27, 1935 in Philadelphia to the late Nicholas & Lucia (DiNicole) DiPaolo. She Graduated from Upper Darby High in 1954 and worked as a Supermarket cashier until her retirement. In addition to her parents Dolores was preceded in death by her Husband, Joseph J. Kline Sr.;...
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Marie H. Smith

November 3, 1933 - July 23, 2018

Marie H. Smith, age 84, longtime resident of Sharon Hill, passed away on July 23, 2018. Marie was a devoted wife, Mom and friend, and loved nothing more than spending time with her Hughie at the "Piece of the Pie". She was a lifelong parishioner of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Sharon Hill and was actively involved in the community. She was the youngest President of the Holy Spirit Women's...
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James B. Vesey

September 24, 1959 - July 22, 2018

1959 โ€“ 2018 James "Jim" Brendan Vesey, 58 of Ridley Park passed away Sunday July 22, 2018. He was born September 24, 1959 in Philadelphia to the late John F. & Rosemarie (Burt) Vesey. Shortly after graduating from Monsignor Bonner HS in 1977, Jim began his 40 year employment with PECO currently holding the position of Substation Technician. He enjoyed all Philadelphia sports, especially the...
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Catherine M. Murphy

May 4, 1940 - July 22, 2018

Catherine M. Murphy (nee Lee) passed away on July 22, 2018 at the age of 78. Beloved wife of the late Philip. Devoted mother of Philip, Kelly and Shawn (Jennifer) Murphy. Dear sister of John Lee, Rev. Michael Lee, Marie Kelly and the late Dorothy McNelia. Also survived by her 13 grandchildren, 2 great granddaughters, stepdaughter Debra (Howard) Novitsky and her loving extended family. ...
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Joseph M. "Joe" Urzillo Sr.

May 16, 1930 - July 21, 2018

Joseph "Joe" Urzillo Sr., aged 88, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday July 21, 2018, at his home in Ridley Park, PA. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Naomi (nee Giannone) Urzillo, and by his four children Joan (John) Webb, Joseph Jr. (Maureen) Urzillo, Lisa Johnson, and Domenic (Jennifer) Urzillo. Joe is also survived by eleven grandchildren Dana (Chucky) Wright,...
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Laura Mary Masse

June 24, 1994 - July 20, 2018

Laura Mary Masse Birth: June 24, 1994; Upland, PA Death: July 20, 2018; Media, PA Laura Mary Masse, age 24, died peacefully on July 20 at Riddle Memorial Hospital. She entered God's kingdom surrounded by her family. Laura was a beloved daughter, sister, cousin, granddaughter, niece, and friend. She was a recent graduate of West Chester University where she earned a Masters Degree in...
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Mary Barbara "Bobi" Jelinek Thayer

July 21, 1944 - July 19, 2018

Mary Barbara "Bobi" Jelinek Thayer died unexpectedly on Thursday, July 19, from complications related to heart disease, at the age of 73. She was born at Walter Reed Memorial Hospital in Washington DC. Following her early life in northern New Jersey, Bobi was a member of the first class to go from grades 7 through 12 at Penncrest High School in Media PA. She directed the student variety show...
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Kevin Curry

August 12, 1977 - July 17, 2018

Kevin Curry, age 40, of Drexel Hill passed away peacefully on July 17, 2018 at Temple University Hospital. He was known to possess tremendous talent as an artist, and his family is eternally grateful to Burmont House for helping Kevin get his life back on track. He's predeceased by his father, Samuel Curry, Jr., grandparents, Joseph and Anna Donovan and Samuel and Emily Curry, aunts, Patricia...
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Joseph G. Brennan

February 19, 1931 - July 17, 2018

Joseph G. Brennan passed away on July 17, 2018 at the age of 87. He was a lifetime resident of Norwood. Dear brother of Thomas F. and the late Francis T. Brennan. Also survived by his sister-in-law Barbara (nee Quinn) Brennan and his many nieces and nephews. He was a 1948 graduate of St. James H.S. and graduated from St. Joseph College in 1952. Mr. Brennan was a member of the Norwood...
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Dorothy M. Ellis

November 10, 1932 - July 17, 2018

Dorothy M. Ellis, 85, of Runnemede NJ, formerly of Glenolden and Southwest Philadelphia, on July 17, 2018 at Stratford Hospital in Stratford, NJ. Beloved wife of the late Martin H. Ellis; devoted mother of Martin (Elaine), William (Maureen), Joseph and John Ellis (Karen); dear sister of Catherine Harris and the late Charles Gibson; also survived by six grandchildren and many great grandchildren....
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Charles D. "Kel" Kelly, Jr.

August 27, 1950 - July 16, 2018

Charles D. "Kel" Kelly Jr. passed away on July 16, 2018 at the age of 67. He was a resident of Secane, formerly of Aldan. Beloved husband of Sandra Kelly. Devoted father of Charles (Dina), David (Beth), Sean, Kristin & Patrick. Dear brother of John Kelly & Ellen Martin. Also survived by his four grandchildren. He was a 1969 graduate of Monsignor Bonner High School. Relatives & friends...
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Michael Paul Bartholomew

May 29, 1980 - July 8, 2018

Michael Paul Bartholomew, 38 of Crum Lynne passed away Sunday July 8, 2018 at his home. He was born May 29, 1980 in Upland, PA to Edward P. & Margaret F. (Gallagher) Bartholomew. Michael worked in the Seafood Department at the Shop Rite Grocery Store in Brookhaven and was an avid Eagles and Phillies fan. Survivors include his parents, Edward & Margaret; his beloved children, Ashton and...
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William E. Gloster "Billy G"

December 28, 1955 - July 7, 2018

William E. Gloster "Billy G.", age 62, of Media, passed away surrounded by his family on July 7, 2018. Billy fought his battle with cancer hard over the last three years and never fell short in courage or stubbornness even in his last days. His scars and perseverance will forever be admired. A native of Ridley Park, Billy attended Ridley High School and graduated class of 1973. Billy enjoyed...
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Donna J. Orr

September 8, 1947 - July 7, 2018

Donna J. Orr, 70, on July 7, 2018, of Eddystone, PA. Beloved wife of Ralph A. Orr; loving mother of Jeffrey Orr (Julie), Stacey Naselli (Joe) and Sandy Iarossi (Albert); Mom Mom to Joseph, Jacklyn, Emily, Lilly, Alex, and Lukas. All funeral services will be private.
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Nicholas M. Saitto

November 21, 1930 - July 3, 2018

Nicholas M. Saitto, age 87, of Media, Pa., passed away peacefully on July 3, 2018 surrounded by his family. Born in Media and was a lifelong resident, Nick was a Master at Clock Restoration and an avid collector. He enjoyed antique cars, motorcycles, firearms and spending time with family and his cats Mr. Punchy and Remington. Nicholas was predeceased by his daughter Judith Horne (nee Saitto) ...
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Patrick "Pat" Dolan

September 13, 1938 - July 1, 2018

Patrick J. "Pat" Dolan, 79, formerly of Ridley Park passed away July 1, 2018 in Baltimore, MD. He was born Sept. 13, 1938 in Philadelphia to the late George P. & Susan (Bradley) Dolan. Pat retired in 2001 as owner of "Dolans Tavern" in Ridley Park now operated by his son, Pat, Jr. His early studies were at Archmere and the Pennsylvania Military College. Pat was sponsor over the years for...
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Kathleen Chambers

February 11, 1981 - June 30, 2018

Kathleen Chambers, 37 formerly of Glenolden passed away June 30, 2018 in South Carolina. She was born Feb. 11, 1981 in Upland, PA to Joseph Rodalewicz and the late Kathleen Chambers. Family and friends are invited to her visitation on Thursday July 12th from 10:00 โ€“ 11:00 AM at the Cavanagh Family Funeral Home, 301 Chester Pike, Norwood. A memorial Service will immediately follow at 11:00 AM....
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Dean W. Wolfe

April 3, 1950 - June 30, 2018

Dean Wilson Wolfe (Wolfie, good old Dean) passed away on June 30, 2018. Beloved husband and best friend of Kate McKay. Survived by sisters Tracy Walters, Kim Wolfe, good friends Mike Sarf, Christine Sarf, Kerrigan McKay, all the McKays, many nieces and nephews and Sara and Fiona, his Labrador retrievers. Dean had an encyclopedic knowledge of cars, photography, history and Reading, PA. A Shed...
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Shelly Ann Sammartino

March 31, 1957 - June 29, 2018

Shelly Sammartino, 61 of Springfield passed away peacefully at home on Friday, June 29th. She was born in Philadelphia on March 31, 1957. Shelly raised a beautiful family in Havertown, PA. and she along with her previous husband, Thomas Sammartino, enjoyed many years of camping and family vacations on Lake Wallenpaupack. No one could deny her love for animals either. Shelly was preceded in...
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Mary "Kathie" Weldon

January 8, 1929 - June 29, 2018

MARY K. "Kathie" WELDON (nee Bosch) 89 of Lester, PA, passed away June 29, 2018. She was born January 8, 1929 to the late Carl & Helen (Corkery) Bosch and raised in "the Meadows" neighborhood of Philadelphia. Kathie was a retired Law Office Librarian at GlaxoSmithKline. She was preceded in death by her Husband, Edward J. Weldon Sr.; Son, James J. Weldon Survivors include her Sons, Edward J....
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Joanne S. Kokol

February 12, 1940 - June 29, 2018

Joanne (nee Ferguson) Kokol of Aston, PA, and formerly of Southwest Philadelphia passed away peacefully at her home on June 29, 2018 surrounded by her family. Joanne was the devoted daughter of John and Emma (nee Hoffner) Ferguson. She is the loving wife of 53 years of Walter P. Kokol Jr. She is the treasured Mother of Walt (Maria), Christine Lynch (Mike), Joanne Stewart (Kevin), and John ...
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Mary T. "Mickey" Sullivan

April 23, 1932 - June 29, 2018

Mary T. Sullivan "Mickey" (nee Ryan) age 86, a graduate of West Catholic Girls High School passed away on Friday June 29, 2018. Loving wife of the late John T. Sullivan. Beloved mother of Christine (Stephen) Spurgis and John W. (Donna) Sullivan. Also survived by her grandchildren Jacqueline (Michael), Patrick (Meghan), Thomas and Jonathan and her great-grandchild Gemma Christine along with many...
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Anna Janoski

August 11, 1921 - June 28, 2018

Anna Janoski (1921-2018) formerly of Havertown passed away peacefully June 28, 2018 at the age of 96. Anna was the daughter of the late Peter and Maria Hasyn. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward J. Janoski. She was the sister of the late Harry and John Hasyn. She is survived by her children: Joanne (Walter Jr) Sarkees, Edward (Jennifer) Janoski, John (Sandra) Janowski, and Christine ...
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Eleanor M. Mullen

September 7, 1924 - June 28, 2018

Eleanor M. Mullen, 93, of Sharon Hill passed away Thursday June 28, 2018 at the Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, PA surrounded by her children and grandchildren. She was born on Sept. 7, 1924 in Wildwood, NJ to the late Leo & Agnes (Castro) MacEntee. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Albert J., eight sisters and two brothers. She is survived by her...
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Margaret C. Iacobacci

April 26, 1919 - June 27, 2018

Margaret C. Iacobacci, 99 of Media (formerly Glenolden) passed away at Rose Tree Place, Personal Care Residence on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. She was born April 26, 1919 in Philadelphia to the late Edwin & Ruth (Kramer) Hood. Margaret was a former parishioner at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Secane, past Secretary of the Briarcliff Golden Age and past President of the Friendly Acres...
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Conchita C. Apostol Elefante

July 29, 1933 - June 25, 2018

Conchita C Elefante, age 84, of Philadelphia passed away on June 25, 2018. Beloved wife of Gregorio M. Elefante Sr. Dear mother of Gregorio, Marisa and Fernando Elefante. Dear sister of Priscilla Emperadore. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the Cavanagh Family Funeral Home 301 Chester Pike Norwood, PA. Followed by her Funeral...
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John P. McCullough

August 19, 1938 - June 25, 2018

John P. McCullough passed away on June 25, 2018 at the age of 79. He was a longtime resident of Folcroft. Beloved husband of Patricia (nee Cardell). Devoted father of Patrick McCullough, William McCullough, Anna Galantino, Sean McCullough & the late Elizabeth Cardell. Also survived by his ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a longtime Electrical...
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John J. Nevins, Ph.D.

July 31, 1931 - June 23, 2018

Dear readers, you may have noticed a gap in blog postings from me over the last three weeks or so. It is true that I have been busier lately with some travel commitments, but mostly I have been pre-occupied mentally and emotionally with accompanying my dear friend Jack in his last illness. Fr. John (Jack) Nevins passed into eternal life this morning. I am glad for his release from painful days,...
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George Kiesel

December 12, 1929 - June 22, 2018

George Kiesel , on June 22, 2018, of Glenolden. Beloved husband of Linda Kiesel;devoted father of George (Delores) Kiesel, Bruce (Debbie) Kiesel and Dianne (David) Edwards; dear brother of Betty, Genie and Babe and the late Lee Kiesel; dear grandfather of the late Bruce Kiesel Jr and the late BethAnn Edwards. also survived by 12 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are...
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George E. Shanahan, Jr.

June 19, 1952 - June 21, 2018

George E. Shanahan Jr., 66 of Norwood, Pa. passed away on June 21, 2018. George, born and raised in Collingdale Pa. is predeceased by his parents, George E. Sr. and Agnes M. (Obrien), as well as his brother, Thomas (Diane). George is lovingly remembered by his siblings, Patty (Glenn), Nancy, Joseph (Kathy) and Matthew (Debbie), as well as many nieces, nephews, and extended family. George was a...
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Robert LaTour

November 28, 1936 - June 18, 2018

Robert LaTour passed away June 18, 2018 in the comfort of his home. He is survived by beloved son Matthew LaTour and soon-to-be daughter-in-law Jessica, life-long companion Peggie Duffy, sisters Mary Hobson and Joan Chittenden, brother Edward LaTour and wife Elaine, life-long friend Donald Bird, and countless nieces, nephews, friends, and co-workers. He was predeceased by his daughter Cheryl,...
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Marie C. Duffy

July 25, 1922 - June 17, 2018

MARIE C. DUFFY (nee AUGUSTINE) It is with great sadness that the children of Marie Duffy of Essington and formerly of the Meadows, announces her passing on Sunday, June 17, 2018, at the age of 95 years and 11 months. She was the wife of the late William J. Duffy. Marie was the daughter of the late Andrew and Sarah (nee Sage) Augustine. She graduated at the top of her class from West...
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Helen M. Sudak Hollis

March 27, 1924 - June 17, 2018

HELEN M. (Nee Sudak) June 17,2018, Age 94, of Newark DE, formerly of Lester, PA. Wife of the late Julius Hollis, mother of Dennis (Joan), Karen / Holly DeMarco (John) and pre-deceased son Ronald. Grandmother of John, Heather, Colleen and Jeffrey. Born in Boston to Joseph and Margaret (Demelko) Sudak, and raised by grandparents Maksym and Margaret (Richely) Demelko in Reinerton, PA. Relatives...
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Eugene C. "Gene" Ceppetelli

July 28, 1939 - June 14, 2018

Eugene C. Ceppetelli "Gene" age 78 of Springfield passed away peacefully on June 14, 2018. Beloved husband of Mary Joyce (nee Kirk). Dear father of Lisa Ceppetelli (Chris), Megan Murray (Sean) and Michael Ceppetelli (Molly). Brother of Shirley Ryan, Joyce Reynolds, Barbara Ceppetelli and the late Norman and Camillo Ceppetelli. Son of the late Aurelio "Chip" and Archisa "Jenny" Ceppetelli and Ines...
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Joseph William Dougherty

January 11, 1946 - June 13, 2018

Joseph William Dougherty Jr. passed away peacefully on June 13, 2018, in the company of his children, his friends, and his loving wife, Dianne Kobyrynka. Joe was born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia and graduated from St. Joe's Prep and St. Joseph's University (class of '68) as well as the University of North Carolina. Joe lived in Media for the past decade, where he served as Vice President...
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Patricia M. Botta

March 20, 1956 - June 6, 2018

Patricia M. Botta (nee Davis), age 62, of Glenolden passed away on June 6, 2018. Patricia retired from UPS after 30 years of service. She was predeceased by her parents, the late Joseph and Phyllis Davis, and brothers Joseph Davis, Jr. and Phillip Davis. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Leo Botta, 3 daughters, 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Also survived by 8 sisters, 2...
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Robert T. Morrissey

November 20, 1925 - June 5, 2018

Robert T. Morrissey, age 92, of Media, Pa. formerly of Folsom, Pa. passed away peacefully on June 5, 2018. He was predeceased by his loving wife Florence in 2013. They were high school sweethearts and shared 66 years of marriage. Robert was a proud Army veteran of World War II. His career was spent in the automobile business and his leisure time included boating on the Chesapeake and spending...
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Eleanor G.(nee Capacchione) Signore

December 3, 1930 - June 5, 2018

Eleanor G. Signore (nee Capacchione) died on June 5, 2018 at the age of 87. She was a longtime resident of Woodlyn. Beloved wife of the late Joseph J. Devoted mother of Joseph M. (Donna) Signore. Dear sister of Ann Myles. Also survived by her two grandsons, Michael and Christopher. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral on Tuesday after 10:00 am at the Cavanagh Family...
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James Scott Carr

April 6, 1992 - June 4, 2018

James Scott Carr, 26 of Ridley Park passed away Monday June 4th, 2018 in San Diego, CA where he was stationed with the US Navy. He was born April 6, 1992 to Scott F. & Sharyn V. Carr. Survivors include his parents, Scott and Sharyn; Brother, Luke F. Carr; Grandparents, James F. Carr, Paula Brosnan and Jean Kulak; Also loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Family and friends are...
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Kyran J. Baker, Jr.

September 4, 1944 - June 2, 2018

Kyran J. Baker Jr., age 73, of Galena, MD. Formerly of Philadelphia passed away peacefully at home with his family on June 2, 2018. Beloved husband of Monika Baker (nee Getrost). Dear father of John Baker (Michele) and Michael Baker (Sallianne). Also survived by his 5 sisters and 5 grandchildren; John, Thomas, Kyran, Sarah and Keegan. Mr. Baker was an Army veteran proudly serving his country from...
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Jack D. Gardiner

February 4, 1937 - June 1, 2018

Jack David Gardiner, 81, of Norwood, PA, passed away early Saturday morning, June 2, 2018. He was born February 4, 1937 in Manhattan, NYC. Jack graduated from Stuyvesant High School in NYC. He met and married his first wife, Eileen, in NYC, who he was married to for 39 years. He received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from New York City Community College, and worked in the chewing gum...
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William "Bill" McDonnell

November 13, 1960 - May 31, 2018

William "Bill" J. McDonnell, 57 of Drexel Hill passed away on Thursday May 31, 2018. He was born Nov 13, 1960 in Philadelphia, Pa. to the late William A. & Anne M. (Haggerty) McDonnell, formerly of Media, PA. Brother, Uncle, friend and Craftsman. Bill was a kind loveable man with a gentle soul. Animals and the elderly held a special place in his heart, especially dogs. He was a talented...
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Frederick F. Reber

July 9, 1947 - May 29, 2018

Frederick "Fred" F. Reber, Jr. 70, of Sharon Hill passed away Tuesday May 29, 2018 at his home. He was born July 9, 1947 in Ridley Park to the late Frederick F., Sr. & Mary (Bilger) Reber. After graduation from Sharon Hill High school in 1965, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, serving his country in Vietnam as a radio operator with honor. For the past 20 plus years he was a...
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Eric C. Marsh

December 21, 1955 - May 28, 2018

Eric C. Marsh, age 62, of Morton, passed away peacefully on May 28, 2018 at the Crozer Chester Hospice at Taylor Hospital. Beloved son of the late Rolfe S. and Jane E. Marsh. Eric attended Albright College and Widener University (forever) and obtained his Master's Degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He was an officer at the Delaware County Institute of Science. Relatives and friends are...
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Tonya Ellison

December 27, 1943 - May 26, 2018

Tonya Ellison passed away on May 26, 2018 at the age of 74. Born in West Virginia, she was a longtime resident of Norwood. Tonya worked for the Scott Paper Company. She enjoyed visiting family in West Virginia, gardening, watching the Animal Planet, crossword puzzles and crocheting afghans for family and friends. Tonya was predeceased by her parents C.P.O. (Ret) Aundrel C. & Naida...
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Joan P. Gaudioso

November 30, 1938 - May 26, 2018

Joan P. Gaudioso (nee Street), age 79, of Wilmington, DE formerly of Aston, PA, passed away on May 26, 2018. She was born and raised in Darby, Pa. and graduated from West Catholic High School. Prior to her retirement she was a longtime restaurant manager at the Lamb Tavern in Springfield, Pa, Casey's Restaurant in Newtown Square, Pa, and most recently at the Holiday Inn in Wilmington, De. Her...
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Helen E. Sabo

October 19, 1931 - May 26, 2018

Helen E. Sabo (nee Komada) of Philadelphia, passed away on May 26, 2018. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass on Wed (May 30,2018) at 10AM in the Church of St Agnes - St John Nepomucene, 4th & Brown Sts. Philadelphia, PA 19123. Burial will follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to Shriners Hospital for Children, 3551 N....
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Walter A. Jaskowiak

November 3, 1941 - May 26, 2018

Walter A. Jaskowiak Jr. passed away on May 26, 2018 at the age of 76. He was a longtime resident of Ridley Park. Predeceased by his parents Walter A. Sr. and Lucy Jaskowiak. Beloved husband of Christine A. (nee Lafferty). Devoted father of Joseph A. and the late Walter A. Jaskowiak III. Dear brother of Catherine Strezelecki. Also survived by his two granddaughters Lauren & Amelia, as well as,...
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James Joseph Diehl

February 18, 1945 - May 25, 2018

James Joseph Diehl passed away peacefully on May 25, 2018, at the age of 73, at St Martha Manor in Downingtown. He was born in Darby,PA on February 18, 1945 to the late Charles S. and Anna Hanarty Diehl. He was a 70 year resident of Collingdale,PA and formerly employed at Lansdowne Steel and Eaton Manufacturing. Jim enjoyed playing the organ and bowling and his hobbies included model...
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George Drum

June 12, 1931 - May 19, 2018

George Drum, 86 of Media died on Saturday May 19, 2018 at Lankenau Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 12, 1931 in Monaghan, Ireland to the late William & Erna (Christie) Drum. George was an avid classic car enthusiast who had worked as a technical writer and editor. In addition to his parents, He was preceded in death by siblings William and Molly Drum. Survivors include...
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Michael H. Strolli

June 17, 1932 - May 18, 2018

Michael Humbert Strolli, 85 of Glenolden passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, Friday May 18, 2018 at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. He was born in Philadelphia on June 17,1932 to the late Humbert & Jean (Donio) Strolli. Michael is survived by his wife and best friend of 55 years, Elaine. He was extremely loving and proud of his three children, Linda Strolli, Michael Strolli and...
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Joseph P. Capponi

December 12, 1927 - May 15, 2018

Joseph P. Capponi, age 90, on May 15, 2018. Predeceased by sisters Claire Driscoll and Marie Coleman. Survived by nieces and nephews Patricia (Terry) McKinney, James (Kathy) Driscoll, Paul (Ronnie) Driscoll, John (Jeannie) Coleman, Robert (Ann) Driscoll, Rosemary (Bill) Zwaan and Kevin (Al) Driscoll, and numerous great nieces and nephews. Originally from 70th and Wheeler Streets in Southwest...
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Joseph E. Ray

April 11, 1925 - May 14, 2018

โ€” Joseph Edmond "Joe" Ray, 93, passed away on Monday, May 14, 2018 after a graceful and stoic journey through multiple health challenges. Well done, good and faithful servant. We love and thank you forever. Joe was born in Philadelphia on April 11, 1925, the youngest child of Margaret (Murphy) and William Ray. He married Virginia Grace D'Agostino, the love of his life, on Oct. 28, 1950. Joe...
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Joseph R. Charette

October 1, 1965 - May 14, 2018

Joseph R. Charette, age 52, of Norwood passed away on May 14, 2018 at Lankenau Hospital. Beloved husband of Michele Brooks; Step-Father of Nathan Stephano, Nicholas Stephano, Christopher Stephano and Lia Stephano; Pop Pop Joe to Riley, Luke, Patrick and Vincent; Brother of Raymond N. Charette Jr. Also survived by many other friends and family. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his...
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Robert J. Flubacher, Sr.

May 5, 1933 - May 14, 2018

Robert J. Flubacher Sr. passed away on May 14th, 2018 at Crozer Hospital. Bob was born on May 5th 1933 in Philadelphia, PA. He graduated from Bartram High School in 1952. He met his wife Joyce in 1953 and they later married in 1955. Together they raised their 2 children Donna & Rob. He worked most of his life as a refinery worker for Sun Oil. After retirement, Bob drove for community transit for...
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Anthony J. Mondello

November 13, 1919 - May 14, 2018

Anthony J. Mondello passed away on May 14, 2018 at the age of 98 after a brief illness. He was born and raised in Philadelphia and later moved to Folsom where he resided for fifty years. Beloved husband of the late Mary. Devoted father of Tony (Jane) Mondello, Linda (Thomas) Ferraro, Tina (John) Cuorato and the late Terence Conroy. Dear brother of John and Albert Mondello Also survived by...
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Ruth Evelyn (nee Stewart) Sciubba-Capodanno

May 2, 1952 - May 13, 2018

Ruth Evelyn Sciubba-Capodanno passed away suddenly on May 13, 2018 at the age of 66. Resident of Claymont, DE, formerly of Philadelphia. Beloved wife of John. Devoted mother of Theresa Donegan, Rosemary Meloney, Anthony Capodanno and Richard Capodanno. Dear sister of Rocco (Jennifer) D'Angelo and the late Linda May. Also survived by her 9 grandchildren. Relatives and friends are...
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