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Our Obituaries

Florence M. (nee Macklem) Kauffman

September 15, 1926 - September 12, 2019

Florence M. Kauffman "Floss" ( nee Macklem), passed away on September 12, 2019 at the age of 92. She lived in Media for many years and loved spending time with her family. Floss was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Media. She was a devoted Teacher's Assistant for the Delaware County Intermediate Unit and in her leisure time loved to crochet and work on crossword puzzles. Loving...
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Mary Ann C. Stocku

September 18, 1944 - September 11, 2019

Mary Ann C. Stocku (nee Schartner), age 74, of Folsom, PA passed away peacefully at home on September 11, 2019. She was born in Philadelphia, PA and was a graduate of Eddystone High School. Mary Ann worked at Boeing and Drummond Scientific for over 20 years. Some of Mary Ann's hobbies included cooking, gardening, and visiting Cape May and the Outer Banks. Spending quality time with family,...
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Joseph Mellace

November 12, 1935 - September 11, 2019

Joseph "Joe" M. Mellace, of Brookhaven, PA passed away on September 11, 2019 at the age of 83. He was born in Darby, PA on November 12, 1935 to the late Anthony & Palma (Munizzi) Mellace. Joe was a graduate of Springfield High School. Joe served his country in the United States Marine Corps. After proudly finishing his service in the Marines he opened a shoe repair shop in Morton, Pa. Joe...
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Thomas Charles Wiernicki

March 21, 1943 - September 9, 2019

Thomas Charles Wiernicki, 76 of Essington passed away Monday September 9, 2019 at the Crozer Chester Medical Center in Upland. He was born March 21, 1943 to the late John P., Sr. & Dorothy (Kiesel) Wiernicki. Thomas retired as a purchasing agent from CPV Manufacturing. He was a life member of the West End Boat Club, Springfield Lions Club and supported the Walnut Street Theatre. Survivors...
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Carol Rose Acker-Dever

December 11, 1958 - September 6, 2019

Carol Rose Acker-Dever of Prospect Park, PA passed away on September 6th, 2019 at the age of 60, surrounded by her family. She was born on December 11, 1958 to the late Gerald & Mary (Lawless) Burbidge. Carol was a graduate of Interboro High School and earned an Associate degree from Delaware County Community College. She had a prevailing career as a Logistic Manager of International Operations....
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Denise Debbie Barksdale-Brown

August 24, 1955 - September 4, 2019

Denise Barksdale Brown (nee Purvis), age 64 of Chester, Pa., passed away on September 4, 2019 at Crozer Chester Medical Center, Chester, Pa. Denise was the daughter, of the late Ollie Ruth Purvis Bailey, sister of the late Elaine Purvis and Pate Purvis, Jr. She is survived and dearly missed by: Parents, Pate and Verna L. Purvis, son, Ricardo (Ricky) Grasty, adopted daughters, Aisha Grasty and...
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Diane "Donnie" M. (nee Gill) Peterson

December 4, 1952 - September 3, 2019

Diane M. Peterson "Donnie", (nee Gill) passed away peacefully on September 3, 2019 at the age of 66. She was the loving daughter of the late Andrew and Theresa Crawford Gill and lived in Folcroft for many years and was very dedicated and devoted to her family. Donnie acted as a caregiver in her home to many children in the family and the neighborhood. She was a lifetime member of St George...
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Agnes M. McIntyre

October 22, 1931 - September 1, 2019

Agnes Marie McIntyre, age 87, of Wilmington DE, passed away on September 1, 2019. Agnes was the Director of Medical Records at Tri-county hospital for 19 years and at Elwyn for 7 years. After her retirement she loved spending time with her family and had many cherished moments with her daughter, Debbie She was predeceased by her husband Edward McIntyre, son, Michael Devlin, and step son,...
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Nancy J. Faust Bedwell

September 20, 1951 - August 29, 2019

Nancy J. Bedwell (nee Faust) age 67 passed away on August 29, 2019 at Crozer Keystone Hospice surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of Lance Bedwell. Dear daughter of the late David and Florence Faust. Loving Step-Mother "Mom" of Alecia Bedwell, Shawn P. Bedwell (Tanya), Shannon Bedwell, Erin Lupi (John) and the late Marc Bedwell. Sister of David Faust, Bob Faust and Ethel Wetzel. Also survived...
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Jean Louise Cullen

November 2, 1952 - August 27, 2019

Jean L. (nee Briegel) Cullen, age 66 of Holmes section of Ridley Township, passed away peacefully at Taylor Hospice on Tuesday, August 27th, 2019. Jean was born to the late Charles W. and Mildred K. Briegel of Morrisville, Pa. She was a 1971 graduate of Pennsbury High School in Bucks County before moving to Delaware County in 1975. Jean resided in Linwood, Pa before moving to Holmes, Pa. in...
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Elizabeth L. Rheiner

January 13, 1932 - August 27, 2019

Elizabeth L. Rheiner, On August 27,2019 at home surrounded by love. Beloved mother to Suzanne (Murphy) Hall, 3 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She dedicated her life to friendships and the well being of others. She shared her love of Literature, and life experiences to all she touched. Forever in our hearts.
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Marion R. (nee Anderson) Zalecky

March 3, 1928 - August 27, 2019

Marion (nee Anderson) Zalecky passed away peacefully at home on August 27, 2019 at the age of 91. She was a longtime resident of Glenolden. Beloved wife of the late Stanley J. Devoted mother of Nancy and Stephen Zalecky. Dear sister of the late Albert Anderson. Also survived by 2 grandsons, Matthew and Mitchell. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Friday after 9:30...
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Edward H. Anskis III

December 14, 1963 - August 23, 2019

Edward H. Anskis III, 55, of Eddystone, PA, passed away Friday, August 23, 2019, at the Crozer Chester Medical Center in Upland, PA. He was born Dec. 14, 1963 in Philadelphia to Edward H., Jr. & the late Janellen M. (McCann) Anskis. He was a 1981 graduate of George Washington High School in Philadelphia. Edward owned Chester Transmissions and was a sports car enthusiast. He was a dedicated...
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Marie G. Diem

July 29, 1940 - August 21, 2019

Marie G. Diem, 79 of Lafayette Hill (formerly West Philadelphia, Folcroft and Swarthmore) passed away August 21, 2019 at Masonic Village at Lafayette Hill. She was born July 29, 1940 in Philadelphia to the late Robert & Catherine (Martin) Diem, stepdaughter to the late John D. Gallagher and sister to the late Christopher Diem. Marie was a 1958 graduate of West Catholic High for Girls,...
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Phyllis M. Oswald

April 16, 1926 - August 21, 2019

Phyllis M. Oswald of Prospect Park, PA passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the age of 93. She was born on April 16, 1926 in Tremont, PA to the late Harry & Margaret (Graeff) Troutman. Phyllis was predeceased by her beloved husband Donald Oswald and son David Oswald. She is survived by her son Brian (Karen Holmes) Oswald, daughter Diane (Daniel) Powers, daughter-in-law Eileen Oswald,...
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Joseph T. Wills

September 13, 1949 - August 21, 2019

JOSEPH T. WILLS, AGE 69, OF Southwest Philadelphia passed away at home on August 21, 2019. Beloved husband of Rosemarie (nee Blarsky); dear father of Mellisa Russell (Gary); dear brother of William Wills, Beverly Gallozzi and Peggy Zelinski also survived by three grandchildren Jackson, Mia Grace and Zachary and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Joe was a longtime employee of...
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Ali MaKenna Harrison

August 18, 1995 - August 19, 2019

Ali "Gator" MaKenna Harrison passed away suddenly in the early morning hours of August 19, 2019, one day after her 24th birthday. Ali was full of energy and had a smile and laugh that was contagious. She was wicked smart and she had an incredible work ethic. She was loyal, fierce and compassionate to all that were fortunate to cross her path. A 2014 graduate of Ridley's Emerald Academy she...
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Jane E. Dreger

April 15, 1958 - August 19, 2019

Jane Elizabeth Dreger, 61 of Philadelphia passed away Monday Aug 19, 2019 at the Little Flower Manor Nursing & Rehab in Darby, PA. She was born April 15, 1958 to Margaret (Anderson) & the late Francis Dreger. Survivors include her mother, Margaret Dreger; siblings Michael and twin sister Sarah (Sally); nephew and niece, Billy and Sarah Michael. Family and friends are invited to Jane's...
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Vernon F. "Bud" McFarland

August 12, 1948 - August 17, 2019

Vernon F. McFarland, "Bud", age 71, of Media, passed away on August 17, 2019.Bud was a dedicated Army Veteran of the Vietnam War where he was awarded the Purple Heart. He retired from Boeing after many years of service as a Fabricator. Bud loved wildlife and the outdoors and enjoyed feeding birds and anlmals. He also spend many hours making beautlful wood carvings. For over 38 years, he was a...
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Donald R. Beiseigel, Jr.

February 8, 1964 - August 16, 2019

Donald R. Beiseigel, Jr. age 55 of Prospect Park, Pa. passed away August 16, 2019, at Brandywine Hospital. He was born February 8, 1964, to Mary M. (Fitz-Gerald) Beiseigel and the late Donald R. Beiseigel, Sr. and was raised in Prospect Park. He enjoyed all Philadelphia sports and the WWE. Donald enjoyed taking walks, listening to music, attending church and he loved animals. In addition to his...
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Irene A. Grosso

July 14, 1921 - August 13, 2019

Irene A. Grosso (nee Goehler) age 98, of Media, formerly of Brewerytown and Glenolden, passed away peacefully on August 13, 2019. She was the beloved wife of the late Jack Grosso; dear mother of Donna Pease (Russ) and Kevin Grosso (Sharon); loving grandmother of 5, great-grandmother of 8, a sister, aunt and friend.At age 10. she won a dance contest at Mastbaum Theater. As a young woman, Irene...
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Rita June Larkin

April 7, 1934 - August 12, 2019

Rita June Larkin, peacefully passed at home on Monday, August 12, 2019, at 11:11pm surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 7, 1934 in MD to the late Flora Rebecca (Seibel) Hall and Robert J. Walton. Rita enjoyed sharing fond memories of growing up with nature on her parent's farm in Maryland and spending time on the water in Riva at her mother's home. Her greatest strengths were in...
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Agnes Josephine Powers

June 12, 1933 - August 9, 2019

Agnes J. Powers of Lester, PA passed away on Friday, August 9, 2019 at the age of 86. She was born on June 12, 1933 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Charles & Lillis (Saurman) Garrison. Agnes was predeceased by her beloved husband Harlan Powers and sisters Irene and Connie. She is survived by daughters Susan (John) Stewart and Kathleen Powers, grandchildren Thomas and David, sisters Edith,...
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Patricia A. O'Brien

April 21, 1940 - August 5, 2019

Patricia A. O'Brien, 79 of Media passed away Monday August 5, 2019. She was born April 21, 1940 in Philadelphia to the late William & Katherine (Kirk) Kauker. Patricia is preceded in death by her brother Lawerence (Larry) Kauker and long time partner of 35 years, George Zeevering. Patricia is survived by her sister Constance (Connie) Sembello, her children ~ James O'Brien, Eric O'Brien,...
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Annamae DeFebo

January 24, 1926 - August 3, 2019

Annamae DeFebo passed away peacefully on August 3, 2019, at the age of 93. She was a resident of Holy Family Home and is survived by beloved nieces, nephews and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing Friday (8-9-2019), 9:30AM - 10:15AM in The Holy Family Home, 5300 Chester Ave, Phila, PA 19143, followed by her Funeral Mass at 10:30AM. Burial will be in S.S. Peter & Paul...
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William B. Goldhahn, Jr.

October 9, 1941 - August 2, 2019

William B. Goldhahn, Jr, passed away on August 2, 2019, at the age of 77. He lived in Southwest Philadelphia and was formerly of the Meadows section of Southwest Philadelphia. Beloved Partner of Debra Wagner; devoted father of Suzanne and Sheryl; dear brother of Barbara Wigmore and family and Pat. Also survived by 4 grandchildren. Services and Interment Private Memorial...
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Francis J. Gaul

March 25, 1932 - July 28, 2019

Francis J. Gaul, of Folcroft, PA passed away on July 28, 2019 at the age of 87. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on March 25, 1932 to the late John & Marguerite (English) Gaul. He is survived by his loving wife Elizabeth (Daley) Gaul, sons Frank and Thomas, daughters Theresa ( Richard) Trench and Elizabeth Gaul, grandchildren, Chelsea Zubrzycki, Connor Gaul, Danielle Trench, Taylor Trench...
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Regina "Jeannie" McLarnon

September 7, 1950 - July 25, 2019

We are saddened to share the news that Regina M McLarnon, 68 of Media (formerly Sharon Hill), passed away peacefully on July 25, 2019 in the company of loved ones. She was born on September 07, 1950. She is survived by her sisters Alice Roggie (David), Kathleen Bush, Maureen, Maryellen, Eileen Szkil, Patrica, Bernadette Jameson (Charles); and brothers John M. III, Stephen (Joananne),...
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Thomas N. Howard

November 14, 1936 - July 23, 2019

Thomas N. Howard of Rose Valley, PA, passed away peacefully on July 23, 2019 surrounded by his family. Tom was born on November 14th, 1936 in Buffalo, New York to the late Elizabeth and Herbert Howard. He is survived by his wife, Linda (nee Todd), sister Barbara Petty (Bill), daughters Elizabeth and Susan (Digger), as well as his grandchildren Megan (Bryan), Kaitlyn and Allison, and his great...
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Lucretia Chute

July 14, 1927 - July 23, 2019

Lucretia Chute, of Secane, PA passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at the age of 92. She was born on July 14, 1927 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Edward & Lucretia (Holdway) Carlsson. Lucretia was predeceased by her beloved husband Henry and daughter Pamela. She is survived by daughter Deborah (Willie) Bowes, grandchildren Sybil Cappello, Ashley Johnson and Kelsey VanCuren, great...
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Marie J. Bernath

June 13, 1947 - July 20, 2019

Marie Jane Bernath, 72 of Glenolden passed away July 20, 2019 in Ridley Park. She was born June 13, 1947 in Chester to the late Ken and Mary Jane (Shinn) Corner. Survivors include her husband, Frank Bernath; Sons, Michael and Frank; 6 grandchildren; sisters, Kathleen, Susan, Linda, Gale and Laura; brother, Rick; also loving nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to her viewing...
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Elaine J. Glowienka

November 24, 1933 - July 19, 2019

Elaine J. Glowienka passed away on July 19, 2019 at the age of 85. She was born November 24, 1933 in Philadelphia to the late Walter S. & Nan V. (Connor) Myers. Beloved wife of the late Edward Glowienka. Loving mother of Ed (Susanne), Steve (Doreen), Helene Sherman (Dan), Jane Hardy (Rob) and Dave (Linda). Dear brother John Myers (Teresa). Also survived by six grandchildren and six great...
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Thomas J. McKim, Jr.

August 22, 1957 - July 17, 2019

Thomas J. McKim Jr. passed away suddenly on July 17, 2019 at the age of 61. He was a longtime resident of Ridley Twp. Beloved husband of Michele (nee Zeszut). Devoted father of Jennifer (Chris) Tole and Megan McKim. Dear brother of Julie Voss and Timothy McKim Sr. Also survived by his two grandchildren Adeline Kelly and Thomas Christopher who were the light of his life. Son of Julie McKim and...
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Augustus J. Cicala

October 28, 1930 - July 17, 2019

On July 17, 2019, Augustus (Gus) Cicala, 88, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his devoted family and his beloved dog, Busty. Gus was born on October 28, 1930 to Sebastiano (Busty) and Mary Cicala. He graduated from Upper Darby High School in 1948. He proudly served in the US Navy during the Korean War and loved telling stories about his adventures on the high seas and being a Tin...
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Helen Lucille Pratt Tapp

December 12, 1919 - July 16, 2019

Helen Lucille Pratt Tapp, born in 1919 in Sheklung, China, passed away peacefully in Springfield on July 16, 2019 at the age of 99. Helen lived a long and fulfilling life, witnessing a century of incredible changes, maintaining friends all over the country, and raising three children with love and wisdom. Helen went to high school in Westerville, Ohio and graduated from Maryville College in...
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George Michael Enright III

November 5, 1969 - July 11, 2019

With profound sadness we announce the sudden passing away of George Michael Enright III "Shamrock", of Essington, PA formerly of Southwest Philadelphia, PA. He was born November 5, 1969 and passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the age of 49. George was a loving father, son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, friend and grandson. He was a gifted craftsman and artist who loved the outdoors and...
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Elizabeth "Betty" K. Campanile

February 3, 1951 - July 11, 2019

Elizabeth "Betty" K. Campanile, 68 of Glenolden (formerly Southwest Philadelphia) passed away Thursday July 11, 2019 at the Crozer-Chester Medical Ctr. in Upland. She was born Feb. 3, 1951 in Mahanoy City, PA to the late Russell & Grace (Stoker) Davis. In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by a son, William "Billy" Campanile, Jr. Survivors include her children, Michelle...
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Matthew D. DiSands

April 27, 1999 - July 11, 2019

Matthew D. DiSands, age 20, of Prospect Park, a graduate of Interboro High School and a recent graduate this past June of the Police Academy, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on July 11, 2019. Beloved son of David and Jean (Andruscavage) DiSands. Dear brother of Lindsey and Julia. Maternal grandson of Edward and Edie Andruscavage; Paternal grandson of Rosemarie and Barry DiSands. Great...
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Joan A. Disney

October 10, 1929 - July 8, 2019

Joan A Disney (nee Timmins) Age 89 of Secane (formerly Norwood) passed away at home surrounded by her family on July 8, 2019. Joan was the beloved wife of the late James U. Disney; devoted mother of Jeanne Disney, Patricia Jenner, daughter-in-law Aimee Disney and the late James L., Robert W and Theresa; loving Grandmother to Michael Disney, Lauren (Christopher) Cavage, Stephanie (Richard)...
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Francis P. Sheeran

March 14, 1938 - July 7, 2019

Francis P. Sheeran, 81 of Springfield passed away Sunday July 7, 2019 at the Bryn Mawr Hospital. He was born March 14, 1938 in Philadelphia to the late Joseph & Genevieve (Cannon) Sheeran. He was a veteran of the US Army and worked many years for Mickey's Alignment in Broomall and Herby's Towing as a tow truck driver. In addition to his parents, Francis was preceded in death by siblings John...
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Elsie A. (nee Lafrentz) Lisevick

December 25, 1916 - July 6, 2019

Elsie A. Lisevick (nee Lafrentz) 102 years old, was a resident of Jenner's Pond Retirement Community and formerly a long time resident of Media, PA. Elsie passed away peacefully on July 6th, after living a full and prosperous life devoted to her family. She was predeceased by her husband of fifty- five years, John B. Lisevick in 2008. Elsie is survived by her loving family: daughters, Sandra C....
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Dorothy E. Jones

January 18, 1922 - July 5, 2019

Jones, Dorothy E., - 97 of Atlantic City, NJ, peacefully passed away at home on Friday, July 5, 2019. Dorothy was born on January 18th, 1922 to Ralph and Ardath Stokes. She left Atlantic City and chose to make a home for herself in Philadelphia, PA, retiring from Social Security Administration with 35 years of service. Dorothy was an excellent seamstress who enjoyed dancing to the music of the...
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Philip F. Stevens

June 25, 1947 - July 4, 2019

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Philip F. Stevens of Flemington, NJ formerly of Sharon Hill. He passed away on Thursday July 4, 2019 at the age of 72. He was predeceased by his parents Harold F. and Bridget M. Stevens. He is survived by his brothers John and Michael, and his niece Bridget Stevens. Phil was a proud Vietnam Air Force veteran, a retired manager of AT&T in...
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John Damon Lyons

September 22, 2010 - July 3, 2019

John Damon Lyons September 22, 2010 - July 3, 2019 Wallingford, Pennsylvania - Age 8 Services: Wat Mongkoltepmunee July 4, 2019 July 10, 2019
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Ralph W. Basler

March 7, 1931 - July 3, 2019

Ralph W. Basler, age 88, of West Chester formerly of Springfield passed away peacefully on July 3, 2019. Beloved husband of Christina Basler (nee Masciocchi). Dear father of Ralph W. Basler Jr. (Carolyn). Also survived by his sister Doris Opacic and his grandson Ralph W. Basler III. Mr. Basler worked his entire career with CIGNA retiring in 2001 as Vice President, after retiring he enjoyed...
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Luis E. Kodumal

June 8, 1943 - June 30, 2019

Luis E. Kodumal, M.D. passed away on June 30, 2019 at age 76, surrounded by his family. He was born on June 8, 1943 in Manila, Philippines to the late Ghanshamdas & Rosario (Ezpeleta) Kodumal. Luis is survived by his loving wife Florentina (Garcia) Kodumal, his siblings Rose Lansang, Gemma Kodumal, Teresita Kodumal, Monica Samonte, Mary Anne Tom, Eugenio Kodumal, Ramon Kodumal, and Joseph...
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Margaret V. McCaffrey

August 22, 1929 - June 30, 2019

Margaret V. McCaffrey, age 89 of Holmes, Pa. peacefully passed away at home on June 30, 2019. She was a dedicated Nurse Assistant in the Labor and Delivery Unit at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and a longtime parishioner at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Secane Pa. Margaret was predeceased by her husband Thomas McCaffrey and is survived by her children; Penny McCaffrey, Thomas McCaffrey, and Rev...
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Bessie G. Fisher

September 18, 1929 - June 29, 2019

Bessie Gertrude Fisher of Wallingford, PA, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the age of 89. She was born Bessie Gertrude McBride on September 18, 1929 to Emma Gertrude Etris and John Benjamin McBride in Philadelphia, PA. She lived in Vineland, NJ until recently when she moved to Wallingford, near her daughter Catherine. She was the loving military wife of Jack Lee Fisher Sr....
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Agnes B. Sims

December 10, 1929 - June 29, 2019

Agnes B. Sims (nee Bachich), 89 formerly of Glen Mills passed away Saturday June 29, 2019 at the Brandywine Senior Living in Voorhees, NJ. She was born in Philadelphia December 10, 1929 to the late John E. & Agnes (Sullivan) Bachich. In addition to her parents, Agnes was preceded in death by her husband, William S. Sims. Survivors include her children, Eleanor, John (Nancy), Lorraine (Mike),...
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Mary Bongiovanni McGrew

March 30, 1923 - June 29, 2019

Mary McGrew (nee Bongiovanni), 96, died Saturday, June 29, 2019, at Riddle Village, Media, PA. She was the daughter of immigrants Donato (Daniel), a stone mason from San Donato, Italy (near Alba), and Marieta (Maria/Mary) Sacco Bongiovanni, a farm girl from Alba, Italy. Donato and Marieta came to America in the first decade of the 20th century in one of the last great Italian immigrations...
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Eugene J. Bush

December 19, 1946 - June 26, 2019

Eugene J. Bush, of Secane, PA, passed away at home, surrounded by family, on June 26, 2019 at the age of 72. He was born December 19th, 1946 in Darby, PA to the late Emil & Josephine Bush. Eugene was predeceased by his beloved grandson, Devin Anthony Kates. He is survived by daughters Alisa (Kevin) Conmy and Beth (Tony) Kates, grandchildren Colin, Nina, Kimberly, Dominic, Dakota and Sydney,...
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Elizabeth "Betty Ann" Baker

October 11, 1930 - June 25, 2019

Elizabeth Ann Baker "Betty Ann", 88 of Prospect Park passed away Tuesday June 25, 2019 at the Connor Williams Nursing Home in Ridley Park. She was born October 11, 1930 in Norwood to the late Mack & Mary (Gibney) Morris. Betty Ann was a lifelong member of St. Gabriel's parish in Norwood, PA, where she attended elementary school. She attended Notre Dame High School, Moylan, PA. She was the...
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Albert "John" Ferry, Jr.

July 31, 1945 - June 23, 2019

Albert "John" Ferry Jr., 73, of Ridley Park passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 23, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 31, 1945 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Albert Sr. and Minnie Ferry. John was beloved husband of Phyllis (Morrow) Ferry, loving father of John (Christine) Ferry and Chuck (Monica Oliver) Ferry, and proud grandfather to Layla and Emmaline Ferry. After...
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Susan Elizabeth James

August 25, 1949 - June 23, 2019

On June 23, 2019 Susan Elizabeth James, age 69, of Garnet Valley passed away peacefully at home to be with the Lord. She was a resident of Elwyn Institute's Ryan's Run Group Home, where she participated in workshop and many other social activities. Susan was an enthusiastic, positive, caring, and loving individual with a warm spirit, a love of God, family, and her care-givers. Her exuberant...
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Donna Marie Christensen

July 15, 1948 - June 22, 2019

Donna Marie Christensen passed away suddenly on June 22, 2019 at the age of 70. She was a resident of Oxford, formerly of Ridley Twp. Loving daughter of Olympia and the late Elmer Christensen. Devoted mother of Jon (Shannon) Collier, Tanya (James) Pinto and Christopher (Keri) Collier. Dear sister of Gladys, Joy and the late Andrew. Also survived by her six grandchildren. Relatives and...
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Rheta H. Lythgoe

September 22, 1927 - June 19, 2019

Rheta H. Lythgoe (nee Demelko), age 91, of Tinicum passed away peacefully on June 19, 2019. She was previously employed with GE, Ramada Inn Essington, and Main Line Embroidery. Rheta was also a longtime eucharistic minister at Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, Essington Pa. Beloved wife of the late Robert T. Lythgoe, Sr.; daughter of the late Walter and Sophie Demelko; sister of the late Joan...
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Carol Macauley

September 16, 1942 - June 18, 2019

On June 18, 2019, Carol Macauley, age 76, of Darby, Pa. passed away at home surrounded by her loving family. Daughter of the late Grace Simon, and wife of the late Stitch Macauley. Carol was very proud of her 6 sons, Harold (Karen), Timothy, the late Edward, Robert (Erva), Derek (Debbie), Christopher (Susie); her grandchildren, TJ, Lauren, Megan, Brandon, Lacey, Aron, RJ, Justin, Michael,...
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Jesse Joseph Gelsomini

October 11, 1932 - June 15, 2019

Jesse Joseph Gelsomini, 86, of Media passed away peacefully on Saturday June 15, 2019 at the Monticello House at Riddle Village. He was born October 11, 1932 in Camden, NJ to the late Benvenuto and Teresa Gelsomini. Beloved husband of Vera Mary (McGrath) Gelsomini. Loving father of Jesse J (Dee) Gelsomini, Jr., Jack (Karen) Gelsomini, Mark (Sue) Gelsomini, Mary Teresa (Chuck) Burns and Ann...
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Dorothea T. Watson

January 14, 1935 - June 15, 2019

Dorothea T. Watson (nee Skinner) age 84 of Holmes, passed away on June 15, 2019 surrounded by her loved ones. She was born January 14, 1935 in Philadelphia to the late Thomas & Margaret Skinner. She resided in the Holmes section of Ridley Township for over 53 years. She was the last to have survived out of 13 siblings. She was a Longtime volunteer at Taylor hospital, and enjoyed playing...
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Edward James Hegarty

May 7, 1960 - June 14, 2019

Edward James Hegarty, 59 of Philadelphia passed away Friday, June 14, 2019 at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse. He was born May 7, 1960 to the late Edward John & Dolores Emma (Heron) Hegarty. Ed was born in Philadelphia and spent most of his life in Norwood with family and friends. He graduated from St. James High School and went on to receive his bachelors degree from West Chester University. Ed...
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Kathleen Carol McGrath

July 31, 1942 - June 13, 2019

Kathleen Carol McGrath, 76 of Clifton Heights passed away Thursday June 13, 2019 at the Lancaster General Hospital. She was born in Philadelphia July 31, 1942 to the late Frank & Catherine (nee Taylor) Vannewkirk. Kathleen worked at a candy factory, but mostly she was a homemaker taking care of her family. She loved family gatherings, especially doing birthday parties for her kids and making...
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Cathy B. Boyer

September 7, 1947 - June 11, 2019

Cathy B. Boyer (nee Bell) age 71, passed away peacefully at home on June 11, 2019. Beloved wife of Harold Boyer. Loving mother of Robert Boyer and Michele Hamilton. Also survived by four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and her loving sisters. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Service on Saturday June 22nd at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Hope United Methodist Church 4020 Concord...
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Louise M. (nee Wissert) Riordan

February 10, 1946 - June 8, 2019

Riordan, Louise M. (nee Wissert), passed away peacefully on June 8, 2019, surrounded by her family at the age of 73. Loving wife of the late James J. Riordan Sr.; devoted mother of James J. Riordan Jr. (Kathleen), Michael (April), Brian, and Kelly (Steven) DiIenno; dear sister of Irma Bitzberger, Joseph Wissert, Theresa Markiewicz, Thomas Wissert and the late Robert Wissert; dear Grammy of...
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Margaret M. (nee Logue) Buck

August 29, 1965 - June 4, 2019

Margaret M. Buck (nee Logue), age 53, of New Castle, DE and Lester, PA, departed this life on June 4, 2019. Margie was predeceased by her beloved husband of 36 years, Barry J. Buck and her father Dennis J. Logue. Margie is survived by her loving mother, Margaret M. Shivers, cousins and many friends. Margie worked many years as a Comcast Call Center Supervisor. Margie has suffered for many...
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Lee R. Harper, Ph.D

May 3, 1928 - June 2, 2019

Lee R. Harper, Ph.D, 91, of White Horse Village, Edgmont, Pennsylvania, former long-time resident of Middletown Township, passed away June 2, 2019. Born May 3, 1928, in Reading, Pennsylvania, Lee was the son of Daniel R. Harper and Dorothy G. (Fassnacht) Harper. After receiving his undergraduate and graduate degrees in chemistry from Haverford College and Cornell University, respectively, he...
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Bart Halladay

February 26, 1948 - May 30, 2019

Bart Halladay went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 30, 2019. He was a loving and devoted son, brother, husband, uncle, father and grandfather. Bart was born February 26, 1948 in Darby, PA to Bill and Penny Halladay. He loved and respected his parents very much. His dad was his best friend. 60 years of his life were spent in Rose Valley/Wallingford, PA. He relished his time at...
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Mary C. Martin Heydeman

August 4, 1933 - May 29, 2019

Mary C. Heydeman (nee Martin) age 85 of Swarthmore passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on May 29, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Gunther Heydeman. Dear mother of Mary Jane Black, Deborah Hopkins, Barbara Beaty, Mark Heydeman, Michael Heydeman and the late George Heydeman. Sister of Elizabeth Donato, Margie Vitello, Anna Martin and the late Larry Martin, Walter Martin and Raymond...
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James C. Stephano

August 15, 1957 - May 28, 2019

James C. Stephano passed away suddenly on May 28, 2019 at the age of 61. He was a resident of Glenolden and formerly of Prospect Park. Beloved husband of Patti (nee Salter). Devoted father of Matthew (MaryGrace) and Christopher (Lauren). Dear brother of Thomas Stephano. Also survived by his 3 grandchildren, Bradley, Lucas and Olivia. Mr. Stephano was an avid Philadelphia sports fan, life...
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John W. Moore

April 6, 1991 - May 27, 2019

John W. Moore, 28 of Holmes, PA John who was affectionately known as "Hoody" was born on April 6, 1991 in Chester; PA to the late Harry Lee Moore, Jr. and Kathy Ruger. He was called home on May 27, 2019. John had a heart of gold. He was a people person and made friends wherever he went. John had a motto in life, "Family comes first." He was an aspiring hip-hop artist until his daughter...
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Reginald J. McNamara

October 12, 1931 - May 26, 2019

Reginald J. McNamara, age 87, of Glenolden, passed away on May 26, 2019. He served in the Army and was a proud Korean War veteran. Beloved husband of the late Barbara M. McNamara and predeceased by 8 brothers and sisters. Dear father of Monica Gasiorowski (Edward), Michael McNamara, and the late Patrick John McNamara. Also survived by his granddaughter, Kathleen (Christopher) St. Jacques, great...
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Frances Farrington

August 10, 1946 - May 22, 2019

Farrington, Frances (nee Schloegel) In the early hours of Wednesday, May 22nd, Fran passed away peacefully at the age of 72. She was surrounded by her husband, son and a wonderful team of caregivers. Fran will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 52 years, John, and their son John (Rebecca). Her favorite title was Gummy (aka Grandma) to AJ and Charlotte, who were the lights and loves of her...
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Echo Aurora Lafferty

August 12, 1970 - May 20, 2019

Echo Aurora Lafferty (nee Shaw), 48, entered eternal rest on May 20, 2019 in Dubuque, IA. Echo formerly resided in Collingdale, PA, Lindley, NY and Lewes, DE. Echo is lovingly remembered as "Momma Bear" by sons James (Tessa Techinine) and Robert Lafferty. Other mourners are her devoted mother, Mary Ann Corbett, sisters, Tara (Robert) Shaw-Caruso, Rainbow (Thomas) Shaw-Giaquinto (children...
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Jane M. (nee Fail) Murphy

June 28, 1971 - May 20, 2019

Jane Melanie Murphy (Fail) of Prospect Park PA , 47, devoted wife, loving mother, sister, and aunt passed away suddenly at home on May 20. She is survived by her husband Edward, and her children Kaitlin, Michael,Christina, and Madeline. Also, her siblings Patricia Rota , Deborah Graham (Merle), Jeff Fail (Joyce), David Fail (Christine), Brian Fail, Ronald Fail (Ellie) , and Steven Fail ...
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Marie T. O'Chuida

April 9, 1945 - May 19, 2019

Marie T. O'Chuida (nee Nelson) April 9, 1945 – May 19, 2019 Known to many as "Mrs. O", Marie was born and raised in in South Philadelphia and was a graduate of St. Maria Goretti Class of 1963. She worked at and owned Vienna Pastry Shoppe for over 20 years. Marie was an avid Bingo player at Saint George's in Glenolden and loved the Flyers and the Phillies. She was always ready with one of her...
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Bhanu Naran Vaghela

May 15, 1940 - May 19, 2019

Bhanu N. Vaghela, age 79 of Ridley Township, Pennsylvania passed away May 19,2019. He was born in Zanzibar, lived in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania before moving to the United States in 1974. Bhanu was a very hardworking man. His wide range of careers included teacher, accountant, mechanic and businessman. He loved spending time with his family and friends and being in the water and at the beach. ...
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Ann (nee Malec) Malloy

April 24, 1936 - May 19, 2019

Ann Malloy (nee Malec) passed away on May 19, 2019 at the age of 83; surrounded by her loved ones. She was a longtime resident of Folcroft. Beloved wife of the late Thomas R. Devoted mother of Eilene Malloy, Thomas J. (Diane) Malloy, Stephen (Carole) Malloy and Susan (Joseph) Gaudioso. Dear sister of Henry Malec, Rosemary Kloap and the late Edward and Michael Malec. Also survived by her 4...
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Joseph "Joe" Donovan, Sr.

August 19, 1921 - May 18, 2019

Joseph Cornelius "Joe" Donovan, Sr., 97, loving husband of the late Annette (nee Gallen) Donovan passed into the loving arms of His Lord Jesus Christ early Saturday morning on May 18, 2019 after a long, fruitful and blessed life as a devoted husband and father of eight children, 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren who will dearly miss him. Born August 19, 1921, Joe grew up in...
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Ivar L. Nyhus

August 1, 1928 - May 16, 2019

Ivar L. Nyhus passed away on May 16, 2019 at the age of 90. He was a longtime resident of Folcroft, formerly of Grays Ferry. Son of the late Ivar and Louisa Nyhus. Beloved husband of the late Sara E. "Betty" Nyhus. Devoted father of Patricia (Denis), Dale (Nancy), Michael (Diane), Kristine (Stan) & the late Jerry. Dear brother of Ed and the late Ray. Also survived by his ten grandchildren,...
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Mary Lou Lyons

April 5, 1937 - May 15, 2019

Mary Lou Lyons, of Ridley Park, PA passed away on May 15th, 2019 at the age of 82, surrounded by her loving children and grandchildren. Mary Lou was predeceased by her beloved husband Jesse Lyons and brother Joseph Purcell. She is survived by son Dan (Karen); daughters Karen (Joe) Flynn and Sue; sister Ann (James) Fultineer, and grandchildren Daniel Jr., Zachary, Melanie, Shannon, Sara,...
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Leonard J. Begley, Jr.

August 16, 1947 - May 15, 2019

Leonard Joseph Begley, age 71, of Philadelphia, passed away on May 15, 2019. He graduated from Monsignor Bonner High School in 1965, from Villanova University in 1969 with a degree in statistics, and ultimately from Temple University with his Ph.D in economics. Leonard enjoyed a long career in International Finance. Leonard cherished his family and he fully embraced life. He enjoyed spending...
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Horace Preston Decker

August 26, 1926 - May 13, 2019

Horace Preston Decker, Junior (Deck) age 92, died May 13th 2019. He was a resident of Media for 84 years. He attended and graduated from Media high school .At age 17, he enlisted in the Aviation Cadet Corps now known as the US Air Force. He served during World War II as a P38 crew chief in the Aleutian islands and he always said he never wanted to be that cold again. After the war, he took...
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Betty Mae (nee Boger) Louden

September 2, 1928 - May 12, 2019

Betty Mae Louden (nee Boger), on May 12, 2019, at age 90. Beloved mother of Paul Derle Louden (Evelyn) and William Roderick Louden (Vickie); dear grandmother of Matt, Maggie and Gabrielle. Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Saturday (May 18,2019), 10am – 11am and her Memorial Service at 11am at Life Christian Fellowship Church, 607 W. Springfield Rd., Springfield, PA 19064....
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Julia N. "Judy" Rainey

May 21, 1924 - May 11, 2019

Julia N. Rainey (nee Nelson) age 94 passed away on May 11, 2019. Wife of the late Clifford Rainey for 63 years. Daughter of the late William Nelson and Mabel Crutchfield Nelson. Mother of Michael W. Rainey of Middletown and David N. Rainey of Broomall; grandmother of James C. Rainey of Middletown. "Judy", as she was known throughout her life, graduated from Guilford College, NC 1945. She taught...
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Subramanayam Venkatesh

November 9, 1928 - May 9, 2019

Subramanayam "Venky" Venkatesh, aged 90, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 9, 2019 in Swarthmore, PA. A funeral service was held on May 12th at Cavangh Funeral Home in Media. Venky was born on November 9, 1928 in Thrissur, India, the eldest of six siblings. His favorite memories from childhood were peaceful hours spent with his grandparents. He studied chemistry in school and began...
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Harry J. "Pidge" McKee

May 19, 1937 - May 6, 2019

Harry J. "Pidge" McKee, formerly of Sharon Hill and Norwood PA, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 6th, 2019 surrounded by his family. Harry is survived by Elsie his loving wife of 61 years. They were rarely apart and always brought laughter and joy to wherever they went. In addition, Harry leaves behind the family he so caringly raised which includes his 4 children: Joseph (Linda), Robert,...
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Calvin "Skip" Mullen, Jr.

June 27, 1948 - May 2, 2019

Calvin S. Mullen, Jr. 70 of Glen Mills (formerly New Orleans, LA) passed away at home on Thursday May 2, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 27, 1948 in New Orleans to the late Calvin S., Sr. & Shirley Mae (Harrison) Mullen. Calvis S. Mullen, Jr. (Skip) went to high school in Louisiana. He joined the Navy at an early age and served in the Vietnam War. When he got out of...
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Willis Samuel Smith

November 30, 1945 - April 29, 2019

Willis Samuel Smith: 1945 – 2019 Willis was born in East Liverpool, Ohio on November 30, 1945 to loving parents Mr. Movie F. Smith, Sr. & Azlee Samuel Smith, both deceased. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings Betty Jean Goss (James), Shirley E. Smith Johnson (Bernard) and Movie F. Smith, Jr. Survivors include Willis' longtime devoted companion, Linda Grant; his...
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Jennifer Lynn McHugh

July 10, 1979 - April 23, 2019

Jennifer L. McHugh, of Philadelphia, passed away on April 23, 2019 at the age of 39. Born in Upper Darby, she was the daughter of John & Linda (Carr) McHugh. She was a 1998 graduate of Academy Park High School. Jennifer had previously worked as a secretary for W.I.C. Jennifer is survived by daughter Alyssa Foster; son Jayden; brother Bobby McHugh. Relatives and friends are invited to...
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Nicholas P. DiPaulo, Jr.

June 17, 1931 - April 21, 2019

Nicholas P. DiPaulo Jr. age 87 of Springfield, went to Eternal Life on Easter Sunday 2019. Beloved husband of Marianne (nee Trotta). Dear father of Nicholas J DiPaulo (Kathleen M.), Maryann Cull (Christopher), Thomas P. DiPaulo, John Shockley (Linda), Theresa Arnold (Merv) and Philip Shockley. Also survived by his brother Bruno DiPaulo; 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Mr. DiPaulo...
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Mary Frances Bossong

August 28, 1941 - April 20, 2019

Mary Frances Bossong, age 77, of Holmes Pa., passed away surrounded by her family on April 20, 2019. Mary enjoyed crocheting, Christmas shopping, laughing, dancing, along with spending time with her family at the Jersey shore and at Buttonwood Beach Md. She was predeceased by her husband, John J. Bossong Jr.(1985) and daughter, Suzanne G. Westerberg (2015) (Daniel). Survivors; beloved mother...
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John F. Voight, Jr.

September 2, 1928 - April 19, 2019

John F. Voight, Jr. of Folcroft passed away peacefully on April 19, 2019 at Little Flower Manor. He was a retiree of the Philadelphia Inquirer where he worked many years as a truck driver. After retirement, John spent his time making friends at the Folcroft Sunoco where he worked part time. He was a devoted Philadelphia sports fan, he loved the casino, painting and spending vacations at the...
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Michael J. Fries, Jr.

May 16, 1939 - April 18, 2019

Michael J. Fries, Jr. passed away peacefully on April 18, 2019. He lived in Folcroft, PA for many years. ...
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Jacqueline Anne Kimmerly

June 22, 1982 - April 17, 2019

Jacqueline "Jackie" Anne Kimmerly, 36, of Crum Lynne, passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She was born on June 22, 1982 in Darby, PA to Adrian Kimmerly (Kane) and the late William M. Kimmerly. In addition to her mother, Jackie is survived by her children Dylan, Daniel & Delaney; her boyfriend Edward Bartholomew; sister Valerie Leedle ...
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Catherine T. McKeon

November 17, 1934 - April 17, 2019

Catherine T. McKeon (nee Kelly), of Wilmington, DE, passed away on April 17th, 2019 at the age of 84, with family and friends at her side. She was born on November 17th, 1934 to the late Joseph & Catherine (Corrigan) Kelly, in Queens, NY where she spent her childhood. Catherine was an avid reader, enjoyed doing volunteer work, traveling and going to movies with her friends and spending time...
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Betty Helwig

February 3, 1927 - April 17, 2019

Betty Helwig, passed away on April 17, 2019 at the age of 92 after a brief illness. Betty was the daughter of Lola Drum Rabb and U.S. Marshall Robert W. Rabb. She spent her youth in Benton, PA where her parents owned and operated Rabb's Rexall Drug Store. She is survived by her loving husband of 71 years, Joseph "Joe" Helwig and their sons, David and wife Connie of Tavernier, FL and Donald...
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Norbert J. Poloncarz

May 16, 1936 - April 13, 2019

Norbert J. Poloncarz, age 82 of Essington passed away peacefully at the Vitas (Jefferson-Methodist) Hospice on March 13, 2019, in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Born in Buffalo, NY, he was the son of the late Joseph and Josephine Poloncarz. Norm was a military veteran, serving the in U.S. Army. Afterwards, he graduated from the Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology in East Elmhurst,...
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Anne M. Latini

October 25, 1932 - April 12, 2019

Anne M. Latini (nee Schlesselman) passed away on April 12, 2019 at the age of 86. She was a longtime resident of Leedom Estates. Beloved wife of the late Anthony Latini. Devoted mother of Donna ( Robert) Fedullo, Anthony (Barbara) Latini, Gary (Kathy) Latini, and David (Sharon) Latini. Dear sister of Catherine Filliben and the late Joe, John, Ed, Mary and Peggy. Also survived by her 8...
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Rita F. (nee Varrasse) DelGuidice

December 3, 1947 - April 10, 2019

Rita F. DelGuidice (nee Varrasse), age 71 of Folcroft, passed away Wednesday April 10, 2019 at the Hospice at Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park. She was born December 3, 1947 in Philadelphia and is the loving daughter of Rita Falconio Varrasse and the late John Varrasse. Rita was a graduate of Delaware County Community College with an Associate degree in Accounting. She retired as a Vice...
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Anna Joyce Walton Herr

April 5, 1920 - April 9, 2019

Anna Joyce Walton Herr passed away peacefully on April 9, 2019, at the age of 99. She lived in Bensalem, and was formerly of Springfield, PA. Beloved wife of the late Frederick A. Herr; devoted mother of Eric W. Herr (Frances). Relatives and friends are invited to her Memorial Visitation on Friday (April 12, 2019), 3 pm – 4 pm at the Church of the Redeemer, 145 W. Springfield Rd....
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Harriet C.(nee Conard) Austin

October 28, 1936 - April 7, 2019

Harriet C. Austin, 82 of Upper Chichester Twp. passed away on April 7, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Harriet was born in Philadelphia on October 28, 1936 and raised by her late parents Oran C. and Helen (nee Beaky) Conard. Harriet was predeceased by her husband Clarence "Bud". They were married for 63 years. Harriet loved life and always had a smile for everyone. She spent most of...
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