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Our Obituaries

Joan M. (nee Carson) Fricker

April 27, 1933 - January 17, 2019

Joan M. Fricker (nee Carson) passed away on January 17, 2019 at the age of 85. She was a longtime resident of Springfield. Beloved wife of the late Joseph F. Devoted mother of Mary Joan (Andrew) Harmer, Elizabeth A.(Steve) Hort, Kathleen M.(Randy) Zakreski, Joseph G. Fricker and Mark E.(Susan) Fricker. Dear sister of Nancy DeArros, Margo McHale and the late Patrick Carson, Edward Carson and...
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Debra Mae Sylvester

January 9, 1957 - January 16, 2019

Debra Mae Sylvester, 62, of Primos, passed away January 16, 2019, at the University of Penn Hospital. She was born January 9, 1957 in Chester, PA to the late Otto and Nancy Ellerbrake. Debbi loved celebrating family events. With family being her passion, she was a wonderful mother and adoring grandmother. She was a dedicated Certified Medical Assistant at Penn Medicine for almost 20 years. Many...
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Valeria Csajbok

April 2, 1928 - January 15, 2019

Valeria Csajbok, 90, passed away on January 15, 2019. She immigrated to the United States with her husband Ferencz in 1957, leaving her native Hungary to escape Communist aggression following her brother, Lajos who left in 1956. Valeria was a seamstress starting at the age of 16 years old in Budapest, Hungary. She took her craft and became a custom dress designer where she opened her dress...
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Donna M. (nee Faulkner) Celona

February 24, 1972 - January 13, 2019

Donna M. Celona nee Faulkner age 46 passed away suddenly on January 13, 2019. Survived by her loving son John, her brothers Joseph (Lucille) and Richard (Linda), nieces and nephews. Family and friends whose lives Donna touched are invited to Cavanagh Family Funeral home, 301 Chester Pike, Norwood, PA 19074 from 6-8pm on Friday January 18, 2019. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Leukemia...
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Donald E. Calnan

June 11, 1947 - January 13, 2019

Donald went to be with his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ on Sunday morning, January 13, 2019. He was at home, where he had been lovingly cared for by his family, his best friend, Mary Mitsch and his brother-in-Christ, Vernon Tanguay, R.N. During the last two weeks he had enjoyed the visits of many friends and extended family. Donald graduated from Interboro High School, attended Eastern...
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Patricia A. Futo

January 28, 1930 - January 7, 2019

1930 – 2019 Patricia A. Futo, 88 of Morton passed away Monday January 7, 2019 at the Broomall Presbyterian Village. She was born Jan. 28, 1930 in Philadelphia to the late Francis & Margaret (Forsythe) Kierans. In addition to her parents, Patricia was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Futo. Survivors include her children, Patricia A. O'Donnell (Joseph), Jeanne Herskovitz (Edward),...
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Doris E. Tue

June 24, 1929 - January 7, 2019

Doris E. Tue passed away on January 7, 2019 at the age of 89, formerly of Willingboro, NJ. Devoted mother of Jeryl Rodrigo, Laura Savard and Steven Tue. Dear sister of Robert Keckeisen. Also survived by six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Services and Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her memory to the charity of the donor's choice.
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James A. "Jack" Furia

September 23, 1927 - January 3, 2019

James "Jack" Furia passed away January 3 surrounded by his family. He is survived by his devoted wife, Dolores, loving son Jeffrey and daughter-in-law Brenda. He was blessed with wonderful grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is also survived by 2 wonderful brothers and their families. We are comforted to know he is now with his beloved, predeceased daughter, Donna and his parents...
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Dean P. Harmer

August 28, 1970 - January 1, 2019

Dean P. Harmer passed away on January 1, 2019 at the age of 48. He lived in Prospect Park and was formerly of Sharon Hill. Dean was a talented Salesman for HMI Doors. He was very hard working and was well thought of not only by his employees but was well loved by neighbors and friends. Dean was always willing to help others. He even became a father figure to his nephew Robert Newcomb when...
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Rose Ann M. DeAngelis

March 6, 1947 - January 1, 2019

Rose Ann M. DeAngelis passed away on January 1, 2019 at the age of 71. Loving daughter of the late Carmen and Anna D' Adamo DeAngelis; dear sister of Betty Del Vacchio (Michael) and Anthony DeAngelis (Linda); dear aunt of Daniel and Erick DeAngelis. Relatives and friends are invited to her Memorial Mass Monday (1-7-2019) at 11AM in the Church of St Kevin, 200 W. Sproul Rd., Springfield,...
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Ruth (nee Bradley) Wellar

May 5, 1922 - December 31, 2018

Ruth Wellar passed away on December 31, 2018 at the age of 96. She was a longtime resident of Yeadon. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth. Devoted mother of Kenneth Wellar Jr. and Rev. Thomas Wellar. Dear sister of the late Grace Bradley. Also survived by her grandson Kenneth Wellar III and great grandson Kenneth Wellar IV. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Tuesday...
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Joyce T. Marshall

November 23, 1935 - December 31, 2018

Joyce T. Marshall (nee Shaw), age 83, of Boothwyn, PA formerly of Liverpool, England passed away on Dec. 31, 2018. Loving daughter of the late John and Lily Shaw (nee Beckett) and loving Mother of Anne Norfolk (Chuck), Cathy Marshall(Dennis), James V. Marshall Jr. (Magdalena), Michael Marshall (Lauri), Joyce Marcolongo (Len) and Barbra Marshall. Joyce is also survived by 16 Grandchildren and 12...
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Drusilla Park Gullberg

September 27, 1926 - December 30, 2018

Drusilla Park Gullberg, age 92 of Moylan passed away at home on December 30, 2018. Wife of the late Herbert Emil H:son Gullberg. Survived by her son John Erik Gullberg and her daughter Charlotte Gullberg Johnston; son in law David Johnston and two grandchildren Anita Johnston and Marc Johnston (Amelia). Relatives and friends are invited to her memorial service on Saturday, January 12, 2018 at 11...
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Ruth N. Cederstrom

April 6, 1924 - December 29, 2018

Ruth Nola Cederstrom, a resident of Swarthmore since 2009, died peacefully on December 29, 2018 at the age of 94. She died from respiratory failure while recuperating from a mild heart attack sustained the previous month. Although she had experienced gradual physical decline due to progressive osteoporosis over many years, she retained her mental faculties until the end. Ruth was born on...
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Charles "Jake" Lockbaum

March 7, 1941 - December 29, 2018

Charles "Jake" Lockbaum March 7, 1941 - December 29, 2018 Jake, 77 of Villas, NJ died of natural causes accelerated by Parkinson's disease surrounded by love and family. A retired Air Force engineer he also worked for RCA, Phillips and Elekta as an electrical engineer. Born in Ridley Park PA. He was 1 of 8 children of the late George and Ruth Lockbaum. Survived by his wife Elizabeth and his 4...
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Virginia M. Leistrum Harty

May 30, 1931 - December 28, 2018

Virginia M. Harty (nee Leistrum) age 87 passed away at home surrounded by her family on December 28, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Richard F. Harty. Dear mother of Richard (Alice) Harty, Michael (Patti) Harty, Patrick Harty, Laura (Noel) Shaw and the late Ginni, Franny and Pia. Sister of the late Eileen Woomer and Gerald Leistrum. Also survived by her brother in law Hal Woomer, 10 grandchildren,...
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Jean M. McGarrey

November 7, 1930 - December 26, 2018

Jean Marie McGarrey, 88 of Essington passed away peacefully Wednesday Dec. 26, 2018. She was born Nov. 7, 1930 in Glen Lyon, PA to the late Timothy & Jennifer (Gonsecki) Conroy. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, James J. McGarrey and by her brother, Timothy Conroy. Jean graduated from Ridley Park High in 1948 and was active member of St. Margaret Mary's...
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Edward J. Callahan

November 5, 1967 - December 24, 2018

Edward J. Callahan passed away suddenly on December 24, 2018 at the age of 51. He was a resident of Philadelphia, formerly of S.W. Philadelphia. Beloved son of Rosalie & the late Vincent Callahan. Dear brother of Barbara (Steve) Myers, Noreen Callahan & Vincent (Kathy) Callahan. Also survived by his nephew Vinnie and niece Megan. Relatives & friends are invited to attend his memorial...
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Barry J. Buck

June 15, 1959 - December 23, 2018

Barry J Buck 59 A retired laborer who was raised in Essington, Tinicum Township. For 36 years, Barry worked for Mr. Carwash, not only in Springfield, PA but in So. Philadelphia, as well. Barry was an extremely passionate music lover and owned one of the most extensive collection of blues records. Barry is the son of the late Charles Buck. Barry is survived by his wife of 27 years, Margie Logue...
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James S. Curran

February 22, 1942 - December 23, 2018

James Spencer Curran, 76, of Berwyn, PA passed away on December 23, 2018 after losing his courageous battle with cancer. Jim is survived by his devoted wife of 28 years, Lauren, his loving daughter, Mary Catherine, his sister Marjorie Pashuck and brother Rich Curran. Jim's love of the sea and sand started at an early age growing up in Wildwood Crest, NJ. After graduating from Wildwood...
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Ann D. Stevick

October 11, 1930 - December 21, 2018

Ann Stevick of Swarthmore, PA, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 21, 2018. She was 88. She was born Oct. 11, 1930 to Mae (Douglas) and William Dutch and raised in Elyria, OH. She was the youngest of four. Ann married her high school sweetheart – the late Philip Stevick – in 1953. They started their family in Ohio but spent most of their lives in Doylestown, PA, where Ann was a homemaker...
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Richard T. "Rick" Garraty, Jr.

September 26, 1953 - December 16, 2018

Richard T. "Rick" Garraty Jr. passed away on December 16, 2018 at the age of 65. He was a resident of Lester, formerly of Prospect Park. Beloved son of the late Richard T. Sr. & Eloise Garraty. Dear brother of Philip (Joanna), Michael (Jackie), Dennis (Sue), Peggy (Nick) Canzanese & Denise. Rick was also survived by his many nieces, nephews and was predeceased by his niece Jacqueline Garraty....
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James Thomas Johnston

February 20, 1952 - December 14, 2018

James Thomas Johnston, 66 of New Castle, DE formerly of Ridley, PA passed away December 14, 2018 at Churchman Village in Newark, DE. He was born February 20, 1952 in Chester, PA to the late Merrett & Elizabeth (nee Carey) Johnston. James formerly worked for the Chester Housing Authority before retiring in November 2017 from Elwyn as the Electrical Supervisor. He enjoyed fishing, bowling,...
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Gregory J. Gibson

December 8, 1955 - December 13, 2018

Gregory Joseph Gibson, 63 of Glenolden passed away Thursday Dec. 13, 2018 at his home. He was born Dec. 8, 1955 in Philadelphia to the late Wheeler & Marian (Coen) Gibson. Gregory retired as a head cashier from ACME Grocery in Glenolden after 44 years of employment. He was a parishioner of St. George Catholic Church in Glenolden and was a member of the choir, he graduated from West Catholic...
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Edward A. Lynch

October 26, 1926 - December 13, 2018

Edward A. Lynch October 26,1926 to December 13, 2018 Edward A. Lynch was called home today, December 13, 2018 formerly of Southwest Philadelphia. Beloved husband of Theresa (nee Pepe) of 65 years. Devoted Father of Louise Ann Salter, Gloria-Jean Campbell (Michael), and the late Theresa Cole, Jane Marie Farrell and Mary Grace Lynch. Survived by his 6 Grandchildren, Toby, (Ann Marie),...
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Charles "Chuckie" Dougherty III

October 3, 2017 - December 12, 2018

Charles "Chuckie" Joseph Dougherty, III entered eternal life on December 12, 2018, after a courageous battle with chronic lung disease, surrounded by his loving family. Chuckie was the son of Charles J., Jr. & Elizabeth A. (Cragin) Dougherty. Chuckie was the happiest baby you would have ever met. He had a smile bigger than his face that could light the darkest of rooms. From a tiny 2 pound...
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Catherine "Cass" Kime

April 9, 1934 - December 10, 2018

Catherine Kime, our beloved Mother passed on 12/10/18. Cass was born 04/09/1934, the youngest of 6, in West Philadelphia to the late Patrick & Julia Sweeney. She attended West Catholic (class of 52). Mom eloped to marry our Father, Harry Kime (deceased) in 1953 and settled in Collingdale, PA, later moving to the Villas, NJ. Cass was a homemaker, who raised 6 children. Julie Henderson (Henry...
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Rose M. (nee Pinto) Nardone

July 16, 1929 - December 9, 2018

Rose Nardone July 16, 1929- December 9, 2018 Beloved wife, mother, and grandmother Rose Nardone (nee Pinto) of Norwood, PA, passed away on December 9th at the age of 89 after a brief illness. Rose was born on July 16, 1929 to Carmela and Pietro Pinto of Philadelphia. Rose was a devoted daughter to her parents and had a special relationship with her mother. She was also very close with...
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Stella Mazur

July 25, 1932 - December 8, 2018

Stella Mazur (Mantolesky), on Saturday, December 8, died after a protracted illness. Born in Hartford, CT in 1932, Stella was the fourth child of parents who emigrated from Poland in the early 1900s. She graduated from Hartford High School in 1950 where she was a majorette with baton skills and a member of the badminton team. She entered the Hartford Hospital School of Nursing after graduation,...
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Ruth M. (nee Kelly) McCullough

July 9, 1939 - December 7, 2018

Ruth M. McCullough(Kelly)79, of Millsboro DE, formerly of Norwood Pa., was called to meet the Lord on Friday December 7th. Widow of Francis J McCullough, Ruth was the daughter of the late Marian E. Ahern and Daniel W. Kelly. She was born and raised in Philadelphia. Beloved Sister of the late Marian De Brandt, Claire Denning, Betty Ann Rufo, Daniel Kelly. Graduated from West Catholic High...
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James T. Loughead

October 1, 1926 - December 6, 2018

James T. Loughead passed away on December 6, 2018 at the age of 92. He was a resident of Riddle Village, formerly of Wallingford. Beloved husband of Betty (nee Trott). Predeceased by his 1st wife Sally Gumaer. Devoted father of James T. Loughead, Jr., Elizabeth L. Thomas and Edward G. Loughead. Dear brother of Nancy Pugh and the late Marguerite Krynick. Also survived by his 5 grandchildren,...
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Catherine T. Lewis

March 22, 1927 - December 5, 2018

Catherine (née Breslin) Lewis, age 91, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on December 5, 2018. She was predeceased by her husband William J. Lewis and her grandsons William G. Kruger and Timothy J. Kruger. She is survived by her daughter Catherine (née Lewis) Kruger (William) and her son William J. Lewis (Susan) and her grandchildren Charles Kruger, Kim, Laura Kruger, Sarah Kruger,...
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Edna (nee Crampton) Zane

June 26, 1928 - December 4, 2018

Edna Zane (nee Crampton) passed away peacefully on December 4,2018. She was born in England and most recently lived in Glenolden and was formerly of Folcroft for many years. Edna owned and operated Zane's Luncheonette with her husband, first in Southwest Philadelphia, then in Secane and finally in Glenolden. She was also a member of St Stephen Episcopal Church in Norwood for many years. Mrs...
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Michael Zappacosta

April 10, 1965 - December 3, 2018

On Monday December 3rd, 2018, Michael Zappacosta, 53 years old, passed away peacefully surrounded by his children and family after a long battle post liver transplant. Mike was a lifelong resident of Norwood, PA where he grew up and raised his family. He was happy to give back to his community by being a member of the 4th of July Committee. He was a friend of Bill W for over 15 years, and...
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Dolores "Nan" Carter

January 22, 1928 - December 3, 2018

Dolores "Nan" Carter, 90, of Springfield (formerly of S.W. Phila.) was called to meet the Lord on Monday, December 3, 2018 at her home. She was born Jan. 22, 1928 in Philadelphia to the late John & Caroline (DiPalma) Wood. She was a nurturing sister to 8 siblings. As a young girl she enjoyed riding horses, dancing and caring for children. She married the love of her life Edward (Rab) Carter and...
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Isabel R. Seymour

February 6, 1923 - December 2, 2018

Isabel Robinson Seymour, 95, active in women's bridge at The Springhaven Club for over 40 years, died on December 2, 2018 in the Monticello section of Riddle Village, Media, PA. She was the widow of Charles F. Seymour, Sr. They had moved into Riddle Village in 1993, after being longtime residents of Swarthmore, PA and Wallingford, PA. Her bridge activities at Springhaven included many years of...
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Gertrude R. Johnson

June 10, 1925 - November 29, 2018

Gertrude "Gert" R. Johnson (nee Chestnut) 93, Bear, Delaware (formerly of Ridley Park) passed away November 29, 2018 in Bear, DE. She was born June 10, 1925 in Philadelphia to the late Elmer S. & Henrietta (Van Zelst) Chestnut. In addition to her parents, Gert was preceded in death by her uncle and aunt who raised her, Theodore & Dorothy Van Zelst; her husband, Raymond and siblings, Dorothy,...
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Gregory T. McGeary

March 7, 1980 - November 25, 2018

Gregory T. McGeary, age 38, of Folcroft, passed away suddenly on November 25, 2018 at his home. Greg was born and raised in South West Philadelphia and lived in Holmes, Pa. throughout his high school years graduating from Ridley High School in 1999. He then went on to the Lincoln Technical Institute and became certified as a diesel engine mechanic. Greg worked different jobs over the years but...
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Ruth Walker

January 11, 1922 - November 23, 2018

Ruth B. Walker (nee Bender), 96, of Cape May, NJ, formerly of Lansdowne, PA, Aldan, PA and Ocean View, NJ, passed away peacefully on November 23, 2018. Widow of Howard R. Walker, Jr. (Howdy). Ruth was the daughter of the late Blanche (nee Witig) and Edwin Bender. She was the mother of the late Janet Marino. She was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. A graduate of West Philadelphia High...
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Raymond F. Dlugos, Sr.

June 16, 1924 - November 22, 2018

Raymond F. Dlugos Sr. passed away on November 22, 2018 at the age of 94. He was a former resident of Milford CT, Sharon Hill PA, San Dimas CA & Secane PA. Beloved husband of the late Mary T. (nee Gilfedder). Devoted father of Larry (Anne), Rev. Raymond F. Dlugos Jr. O.S.A., Dennis M.D. (Joan) & the late Mary Ellen Dlugos. Dear brother of Sr. Damien Marie Dlugos IHM. Also survived by his five...
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Myrtle B. Bingham

August 3, 1922 - November 18, 2018

Myrtle B. Bingham, age 96, of Glen Mills, formerly of Ridley Park, passed away on November 18, 2018. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, and gardening, but most of all she loved her home, spending time with her family and playing trivia games. Myrtle was also the longest living member of Ridley Park Presbyterian Church. She is predeceased by her beloved husband of 54 years,...
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Maurice J. "Mac" McDowell

November 18, 2018

Maurice "Mac" McDowell, a resident of Upper Providence and Media for 60 years, died on November 18 at age 95. Born in Dannevirke, New Zealand, Mac studied chemistry at the University of Otago. He played rugby football on the University's A Team and was elected Club Captain. He sailed to the United States in 1947 to take up a fellowship at Brown University. After being awarded a Ph.D. in...
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Brinkley Howell Barlow

July 26, 1936 - November 17, 2018

Brinkley Howell Barlow "Brink" passed away suddenly on November 17, 2018, He lived in Philadelphia for many years Beloved father of Diana Barlow and Bruce Barlow (Donna); dear brother of Arthur Barlow and Harriet D' Alonzo and the late William and Donald Barlow; dear grandfather of Tracy and Megan. Services and Interment Private.
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John J. Rush

June 30, 1953 - November 16, 2018

John J. Rush passed away on November 16, 2018 at the age of 65. He was a longtime resident of Wallingford. Beloved husband of Janet K. (nee Hadfield). Devoted father of Shana E. Rush, Charles D. (Dina) Kelly, David J. (Beth) Kelly & Sean M. Kelly. Dear brother of Theresa (Paul) Carson. Also survived by his four grandchildren and his nieces & nephews. Relatives & friends are invited to...
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Charles M. Connell, Jr

November 26, 1947 - November 15, 2018

Born to Mary and Charles M. Connell Sr. on November 26,1947. Left his earthly body and joined his loved ones on the otherside on November 15,2018. Charlie enjoyed riding bikes, reading , the WildWood beach and Philly sports. He is survived by his loving wife JoAnne Connell. Cherished daughters Dawn and Jennifer Connell. Adoring grandchildren Paul Kelly, Draven and Lydia Connell-Breen. Siblings...
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Patricia E. Stevens

May 9, 1951 - November 11, 2018

Patricia E. Stevens, age 67, of Folsom, PA., passed away on November 11, 2018. She was known to be a very loving mother, a dedicated nurse who was committed to her patients, and an avid reader. In her free time she loved to be in Ocean City, NJ with her family and friends. Patricia was predeceased by her parents, James and Matilda Scarle, brothers James and Ronald Scarl, and sister...
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Francis P. Donegan, Jr.

September 17, 1930 - November 9, 2018

Francis P. Donegan, Jr., 88, of Ridley Park, formerly of West Philadelphia, passed away on November 9, 2018 at Bryn Mawr Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born on September 17, 1930, the son of the late Francis and Mary (Sis) (nee Schofield) Donegan. Francis (Frank, Franny) worked for Philadelphia Electric for 35 years before retiring in 1991. After that he worked as the business...
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Michael J. Young

March 8, 1959 - November 8, 2018

Michael J. Young, 59, of Norwood passed away on Thursday, November 8th, 2018. Michael grew up in Brookhaven and became a resident of Norwood where he lived for 31 years. He was a graduate of Sun Valley High School, class of 1977. Michael spent his career in the IT industry, with most of his time contributed to the American Red Cross. He was very involved in the Norwood Athletic Club,...
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James E. Weeks

September 19, 1943 - November 6, 2018

James E. Weeks passed away on November 6, 2018 at the age of 75. He was a longtime resident of Glenolden. Beloved husband of Genevieve (nee Juliano). Devoted father of James E. Jr. (Daria), MarieElaine (Gary) Tavani, and Joseph M. (Melanie). Dear brother of Joseph, Victorine Mattox, Joanna Hitchner and the late Barbara Ward. Also survived by his 3 grandchildren Nathaniel, Alexandra and...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Stief

January 3, 1931 - November 5, 2018

Elizabeth "Betty" Stief, age 87, of Clermont, FL., formerly of Essington, PA. passed away on November 5, 2018. Betty was a wonderful homemaker for most of her life. After raising her children she worked for Service America Corporation preparing and marketing food for business and industry. Betty was also very talented. She was an expert level painter in ceramics, loved word and card games,...
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Sophie Kozak

March 31, 1930 - November 4, 2018

Sophie Kozak, 88 of Prospect Park passed away Sunday November 4, 2018 at the Prospect Park Health and Rehab Center. She was born March 31, 1930 in Philadelphia to the late John & Mary (Syrnick) Kozak. Family and friends are invited to her viewing Thursday Nov. 8th from 10:30 – 12:00 noon at the Cavanagh Family Funeral Home, 301 Chester Pike, Norwood, PA 19074. Interment will follow in Holy...
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Charles B. "Chick" McElrone, Jr.

October 10, 1944 - October 31, 2018

Charles B. "Chick" McElrone Jr., age 74, of Aston, formerly of Swarthmore, passed away on October 31, 2018. Beloved husband of Eileen J. McElrone (nee McKeown); Loving father of Kerry Kristine McElrone (Joe) and Erin Kathleen McElrone Brennan (James). Dear brother of Kathleen "Kate" Martin (Dennis). Also survived by two nephews Brian Martin and Kevin Martin, and one niece Meghan Martin McGuire....
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Helen S. Markwardt

March 15, 1925 - October 29, 2018

1925 – 2018 Helen S. Markwardt, 93 of Secane passed away Monday October 29, 2018 at Rose Tree Place in Media. She was born March 15, 1925 in Philadelphia to the late Joseph & Genevieve (Cannon) Sheeran. In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Charles J. Markwardt and her siblings, Corinne, John and Louis (Bert) Sheeran. Survivors include her children, Jane...
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Marian Dziubczynski

April 25, 1931 - October 28, 2018

Marian Dziubczynski passed away on October 28, 2018 at the age of 87. He was a longtime resident of Prospect Park. Devoted husband of the late Helena E. (nee Iniewicz). Beloved father of Mark (Thea) and the late Jacek. Also survived by his 2 grandsons Nathan and Zachary. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Friday after 9:00 a.m. at the Cavanagh Family Funeral Home,...
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Judith A. Newby

November 10, 1947 - October 26, 2018

Judith Ann Newby (nee Shaffer), of Media, PA, passed away October 26 after an inspirational 10-month battle with cancer. Judy is survived by her husband Joseph Newby, son Kevin Chudy (Jennifer), daughter Dawn Altomonte (Joe), daughter Emily, and grandchildren Aleksandr, Ekaterina, Inessa, Joella, and Charlotte. She is also survived by several cousins and close friends. Judy was dedicated ...
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Mary Burnside Mangelsdorf

April 3, 1927 - October 24, 2018

Mary Burnside Mangelsdorf, 91, died peacefully, after a brief illness, on October 24, 2018 at Riddle Hospital in Media, PA, surrounded by family. A member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Mary worked for 17 years as the meeting secretary for Swarthmore Friends Meeting in Swarthmore, PA, where her wide-ranging duties included everything from facilitating meetinghouse rentals to...
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Joseph C. Murphy

April 23, 1968 - October 22, 2018

Joseph C. Murphy, age 50 of Folcroft, Pa., passed away on October 22, 2018. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his visitation on Tuesday from 9:00-10:45AM at the Cavanagh Family Funeral Home 301 Chester Pike Norwood, Pa, followed by his Funeral Service at 11:00 AM. Burial will be Private.
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Evelyn F. (nee Warnick) Brennan

September 10, 1921 - October 21, 2018

Evelyn F. Brennan (nee Warnick) passed away on October 21, 2018 at the age of 97. She was a longtime resident of Ridley Park. Beloved wife of the late Charles J. Devoted mother of Elaine Bazis and the late David C. Dear sister of Raymond Warnick and the late Blair and Lyle Warnick. Also survived by five grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren. Evelyn...
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Joanne M. Van Auken

April 21, 1937 - October 18, 2018

Joanne M. VanAuken (nee Feeney), 81 of Glenolden passed away October 18, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was born April 21, 1937 in Philadelphia to the late Joseph and Josephine (Kelly) Feeney. Joanne was employed by Sidney Hillman as a bookkeeper until retirement. Upon retirement,Joanne then was the childcare provider for Natalie and PJ Redmonds' children, Daniel and Michael for over 16...
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Regina "Jean" Quintiliana

October 2, 1942 - October 18, 2018

Regina "Jean" Marie Quintiliana (Whitlock), 76 of Norwood passed away October 18, 2018 surrounded by family and friend. She was born Oct 2, 1942 in Philadelphia to the late Theodore & Elizabeth (Claffey) Whitlock. Jean enjoyed searching on facebook and playing solitaire and bingo. Her favorite holiday was Christmas and cherished spending time with her grandchildren. Most of all, she was a...
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Kevin J. Neely

December 23, 1978 - October 17, 2018

Kevin J. Neely age 39, of Prospect Park, formerly of Eddystone, passed away suddenly at home on October 17, 2018. Beloved son of Joseph F. Neely and the late Barbara Neely. Loving father of Brianna Neely of Midway, GA and Peyton Watkins of Cambridge, NY. Dear brother of Michael Neely. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Cavanagh Family...
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Joseph E. Romasko, Jr.

October 7, 1957 - October 17, 2018

Joseph Edward Romasko, Jr., 61 of Prospect Park passed away Wednesday Oct. 17, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born Oct. 7, 1957 in Philadelphia. Joe graduated from Sharon Hill High School. He retired from The Boeing Company as a Sheet Metal Assembler. Joe was an avid car guy. He had a passion for customizing every car he owned. He enjoyed entering his cars into various...
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Dennis R. McCarthy

March 9, 1954 - October 16, 2018

Dennis R. McCarthy, 64, of Glen Mills, PA, formerly of South Amboy, NJ, died on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at home. Born in South Amboy he lived there all his life before moving to Glen Mills 4 years ago. Before retiring in 2012, he was employed by the City of South Amboy. He was a member of the South Amboy Fire Department, Enterprise Snorkel. He was affectionately known as Miami, an avid New...
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Janice J. Isherwood

September 28, 1957 - October 15, 2018

Janice J. Isherwood (nee Christensen) age 61, of Wallingford passed away on October 15, 2018 at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Beloved mother of Jill Cioll (Jeff). Dear daughter of Florence Christensen and the late Otto Christensen; Loving sister of Linda Christensen, Judy Christensen, Elaine Calabrese (Ralph) and the late Diane Cahill. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are...
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Susan Kelly Untereker

October 1, 1946 - October 15, 2018

Susan Kelly Untereker, age 72, passed away on October 15, 2018 in Philadelphia after battling breast cancer for nearly nine years. The second of four girls, Susan went to Smith College from where she graduated magna cum laude. There she discovered a true love for the Spanish and Latin cultures, spending her junior year abroad in Madrid. After college, she spent a year in Mexico City as a...
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Harry R. Hooven

September 2, 1953 - October 14, 2018

Harry R. Hooven, 65, of Folsom, PA passed away on October 14th, 2018. He is survived by his beloved wife of thirty-nine years, Laura (Gallop), Sons Jim (Emily), Michael (Karen), mother Marie (Cleaves), sisters Linda, Jackie, Brother John. He is predeceased by father Harry. After graduating from Penncrest High School, Harry enlisted in the United States Air Force and over the next four years was...
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Mary Ellen Dischert (nee Kinder)

August 19, 1942 - October 11, 2018

Mary Ellen Dischert (nee Kinder) Mary Ellen Dischert, age 76 of Aldan, peacefully passed on October 11, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born to Elizabeth and Theodore Kinder of Philadelphia. She grew up in Prospect Park and was preceded in death by her six siblings, Theodore, Elizabeth McCormick, Sarah Laurie, Thomas, James and Richard. She married Richard A. Dischert and was...
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Douglas R. Rosso

April 15, 1949 - October 6, 2018

Douglas R. "MacGyver" Rosso, age 69, of Norwood, passed away suddenly on October 6, 2018 surrounded by loved ones. Douglas graduated from Upper Darby High School and was a "Jack of All Trades." He has been a registered nurse since 1984 and was beloved by his co-workers throughout his career. His selfless act of organ donation saved the lives of 3 people in dire need. Douglas was...
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Lynne M. Culin

October 28, 1941 - October 6, 2018

Lynne M. Culin (Logan), 76 Passed away Saturday October 6, 2018 at Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park. She was born in Ridley Park on Oct. 28, 1941 to the late Bill and Dot Logan but was raised by her Nana, Gertrude F. Harvey. She lived her whole life in Glenolden, graduating from Interboro H.S. in 1960. Lynne worked for ACME Markets for 43 years before retiring in 2017. She loved to listen to...
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Margaret T. Clark Small

December 10, 1934 - October 5, 2018

Margaret T. Small (nee Clark) of Ridley Park, passed away peacefully at home on October 5, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Richard C. Small. Dear daughter of the late Daniel and Bertha Clark. Loving mother of Susan Lafferty (Jamie), Laura Moore (Kenneth), David Small and the late Janet T. Small. Sister of Daniel Clark and the late Patricia Little. Also survived by five grandchildren Michelle...
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Elizabeth L. "Betty" Cullen

April 2, 1933 - October 3, 2018

Elizabeth L. Cullen "Betty" age 85 formerly of Upper Darby passed away peacefully on October 3, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Betty lived happily at Grace Court after spending most of her life in Upper Darby. Beloved wife of the late Raymond A. Cullen. Dear mother of Raymond Cullen (Patti) and the late Karen Cullen Brokus. Nanny to Raymond, Susie, and Jackie; Great Nan to Cullen, Cole,...
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Michael James Wood

May 5, 1953 - October 2, 2018

Michael J. Wood of Morton , PA Michael James Wood, 65, passed away suddenly on October 2, 2018. He grew up in the Westgate Hills section of Havertown. He graduated from Haverford High School in 1971. He received an Associate degree from Temple University. Michael worked in Pathmark in Broomall and later at Sears and J.C.Penney Company in Granite Run. Michael is predeceased by his father, James H...
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Albert L. Noble

June 12, 1933 - October 1, 2018

Albert L. Noble, 85 passed away Monday Oct. 1, 2018 at the Providence Rehab & Healthcare Ctr. in Yeadon. He was born June 12, 1933 in Philadelphia to the late Joseph & Mary (Sarena) Noble. Albert was a veteran of the Korean War, then employed at ACME markets for 43 years before retiring. He loved to read, fish, watch his shows, and cook. In addition to his parents Albert was preceded in...
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Marie Catherine Heisler

August 20, 1947 - September 30, 2018

Marie Catherine Heisler, 71 of Wilmington passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She was born Aug. 20, 1947 in Philadelphia to the late Edwin & Marie (Staples) Heisler. She was retired from the Boeing Company in Ridley Park, PA. She is survived by her children, Patrick Breckin, Brian Breckin, and Shannon Heal (Andrew); grandchildren Reagan and...
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John Werts

November 19, 1951 - September 30, 2018

John Werts of Prospect Park, PA, passed away on September 30, 2018. Loving son of Jack G. Werts and the late Kathryn Marie Smith Rickey; dear brother of Diane Hamilton and William Werts. Services and Interment Private.
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Patrick D. Boyle

February 16, 1948 - September 29, 2018

Patrick D. Boyle, passed away peacefully and surrounded by his loved ones on September 29, 2018, at the age of 70. He was a resident of Philadelphia, formerly of Bensalem. Devoted father of Lisa (Mark), Kevin, and Patrick; dear brother of Joseph (Margaret) Boyle, Rose Ann Boyle, and the late William Boyle; also survived by his 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Relatives and...
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Mary M. McGovern

August 4, 1920 - September 24, 2018

Mary M. McGovern, age 98, passed away on September 24, 2018. Mary worked at General Electric, enjoyed traveling, and was a loving foster parent through the Catholic Charities. In her later years she moved to Fair Acres and participated in all the resident activities, she especially enjoyed playing cards, reading, and remaining as independent as possible. Mary was predeceased by her husband,...
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Thomas J. Arthur, Jr.

December 27, 1935 - September 23, 2018

Thomas J. Arthur Jr. passed away peacefully on September 23, 2018 at the age of 82. He was a longtime resident of Lester. Beloved husband of the late Catherine. Devoted father of Tom J. (Kathy) Arthur, Noreen (Gregory) Kushner, Eileen Arthur & Dennis R. (Doreen) Arthur. Dear brother of Daniel Arthur, Jeanette O'Kula and the late William Arthur. Also survived by eight grandchildren and eight...
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Terence Murphy

April 15, 1950 - September 22, 2018

Terence Murphy, age 68, passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2018, at home on Hospice. He was born in Ireland and moved to the United States with his family when he was 7yrs old. He grew up in Southwest Philly, and was a member of MBS Parish. He worked for Septa for 39 yrs starting as a trolley driver and retiring as a cashier. He was a big Eagles and Phillies fan and also spent many years on...
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Joseph F. Byers, Sr.

January 31, 1930 - September 22, 2018

Joseph F. Byers, Sr. Age 88, of Media PA, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on September 22, 2018. Beloved husband for 62 years to Mary (Springer) and father of Joseph Jr. (Lawrence Peers) of Philadelphia, Mary O'Brien (Raymond) of Malvern, Thomas of Philadelphia, Suzanne Hayward (William) of Swarthmore, John (Darwin Lindblom) of St. Paul MN, Kimberly of West Chester, and...
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Anita Kleiber Gore

June 5, 1920 - September 21, 2018

Anita Kleiber Gore, 98, of Wyckoff, NJ, late of Cheyney, PA, died peacefully on 21 September 2018. She is survived by her children Bobby (Theresa) and Corinne (Doug Kee) and her grandchildren, Andy and Charlie Kee. She joins her beloved husband Grant, sister Monica, and son Douglas. She will be missed by family and friends. A private service and burial will be held.
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Shirley M. Allen

October 20, 1932 - September 19, 2018

SHIRLEY ROBINSON ALLEN, 85, of Media, PA, passed, after a brief illness on 9/19/18. Survived by her daughters: Cheryl Carrabba (David), Lysa Allen; Granddaughter Chelsea Allen; Sister Patricia Duncan, brother James Robinson and many loving nieces , nephews and friends. Also survived by Edward Zoller, her friend and companion of many years. Predeceased by parents John and Edna Robinson and...
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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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