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Our Obituaries

Nancy K. Baldini

September 30, 1966 - March 24, 2019

Nancy K. Baldini, 52 of Lester passed away Sunday March 24, 2019 in her home surrounded by her family. She was born September 30, 1966 in Darby to the late Howard & Henrietta (Johnson) McWilliams. A loving mother and longtime employee of the Delaware County Courthouse, Nancy was dedicated to her family, friends, and her career. She enjoyed doing arts & crafts, swimming and gardening with her...
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Elizabeth "Beth" Smith

June 28, 1961 - March 21, 2019

Elizabeth "Beth" M. Smith (nee Hunter), 57 of Folcroft passed away March 21, 2019 at the Delaware County Memorial Hospital. She was born June 28, 1961 in Philadelphia to the late Edward & Elizabeth (McGill) Hunter. Survivors include her loving husband, Joseph Smith; beloved sons Adam (Danille) and Shawn (Victoria) Beloved Grandmother to Declan and Lily (Deceased). Will be sadly missed by her...
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Cornelius J. "Connie" McDermott

May 28, 1932 - March 20, 2019

Cornelius J. "Connie" McDermott. On Wednesday 3/20/19, Connie passed away with peace and dignity with his 5 children by his side. Connie, ever the dapper gentleman with quiet nobility, thoroughly enjoyed spending his summer in OCNJ, boating, fishing and hanging out on the dock. He loved socializing with friends and relished time spent with his family. Connie and Dottie were the perfect example...
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James J. Cartafalsa

May 15, 1956 - March 18, 2019

James "Jim" Joseph Cartafalsa, 62, of Norwood, Pennsylvania, left our world far too soon on March 18, 2019. Jim was a lifetime resident of Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Jim grew up in Prospect Park and was a proud graduate of Interboro High School. He was a man of the people and enjoyed his work as a bartender at several local establishments, most recently the Four Points Sheraton in...
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Henry W. Meredith

August 1, 1952 - March 18, 2019

Henry W. Meredith passed away on March 18, 2019 at the age of 66. Lifelong resident of Darby. Dear brother of Kevin Meredith, Linda Meredith and the late Donna Lovenick. Also survived by his niece and nephew., Relatives and friends are invited to attend his visitation on Friday after 9:00 am in the Church of Blessed Virgin Mary, Main St., Darby, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 am. Int....
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Edward M. Panarello

February 3, 1982 - March 17, 2019

Edward M. Panarello, 37 of the Briarcliff section of Glenolden passed away Sunday March 17, 2019 at his home. He was born February 3, 1982 in Upper Darby to Jim & Karen (Dugan) Panarello. In addition to his parents Jim & Karen, Eddie is survived by his beloved son Dominic; his brothers, James III(Sarah) and Kristopher (Laura); nephews and nieces, Alexander, Julianna, Zoe and Jacob and his...
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Mildred C. (nee Dwyer) Leinhauser

February 13, 1933 - March 15, 2019

Mildred C. Leinhauser, (nee Dwyer) passed away at the age of 86, on March 15,2019. She lived in Folcroft, PA for many years and was formerly of Philadelphia where she was born on February 13,1933 to Edward and Mildred Dwyer. Mildred was a 1950 graduate of West Catholic High School where she was a member of the drama club and enjoyed tap dancing. She was a devoted member of St George Church and...
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Gloria Elizabeth Brogan

January 8, 1947 - March 13, 2019

Gloria Elizabeth Brogan, age 72, of Norwood, Pa., passed away on March 13, 2019. She was a 1964 graduate of Glen-Nor High School, and a dedicated member of the Norwood 4th of July Association. She worked for many years as a secretary for Glenolden and Tinicum schools and was a volunteer at the Brandywine Conservatory. Gloria also made Christmas decorations out of natural products, was an avid...
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William H. Hamilton (Bone)

May 4, 1951 - March 13, 2019

William H. Hamilton (Bone), age 67, of Prospect Park, formerly of the Germantown section of Philadelphia, passed away suddenly on March 13, 2019. He was a proud "Class of 1969" graduate of North Catholic High School and he was a dedicated longtime employee of Boeing for 27 years. William was an usher at Saint Gabriel's Roman Catholic Church in Norwood and was a volunteer on the Battleship New...
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Robert Reardon

August 21, 1947 - March 12, 2019

Robert Reardon, 71 of Aldan passed away Tuesday March 12, 2019 in his home. He was a proud resident of Aldan, having resided there for 30 years. He was born August 21, 1947 to the late George & Mary (Morris) Reardon. Robert worked for United Engineers for 30 years and then the Delaware County Controller's Office. Robert was active in many civic organizations, he was President of the Aldan...
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Shirley P. Crawford

June 13, 1933 - March 11, 2019

Shirley P. Crawford, 85, of Ridley Park, peacefully passed away on March 11, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was born on June 13, 1933 in New Jersey, the daughter of the late Ernest A. and Mabel L. (Fisher) Paul, and step-mother Ruth (Snyder) Paul. She was a 1951 graduate of Springfield High School, Springfield, Pa. She enjoyed her childhood traveling and going to the beach in New Jersey....
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Mary M. Del Franco

December 19, 1933 - March 11, 2019

Mary M. Del Franco (nee Sheeran) passed away on March 11, 2019 at the age of 85. Beloved wife of the late Donald T., Sr. Devoted mother of Donald, Mary Harden, Joseph (Barbara), Christine (Zac) Galante and Donna Marie (Joseph) Biancaniello. Dear sister of Joseph Sheeran, Theresa Patchel, Genevieve McFadden, Francis Sheeran, Kathleen Aubert & the late John Sheeran, Helen Markwardt, Corinne...
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Annabel Liu

January 13, 1935 - March 10, 2019

Annabel Liu, a resident of Plush Mills Senior Living in Wallingford since 2007, died on March 10, 2019. She was 84. Annabel was born in Shanghai, China in 1935, two years before the start of the Sino-Japanese War. At the end of the Chinese Communist Revolution her family fled to Taiwan. She later came to the US as a journalism graduate student, and married Samuel H. Liu in 1960. For several...
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Harry A. Sension

January 17, 1943 - March 8, 2019

Harry A. Sension, passed away on March 8, 2019, at the age of 76, and was from Norwood, PA for many years. He retired from Boeing in 2001 after many years as a dedicated employee. Harry also was an avid fisherman, loved the beach and always enjoyed traveling. Devoted husband of the late Linda M. Polidoro Sension; beloved father of Tom Jones Sr. (Tanith); dear brother of Margaret V. Duke;...
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William E. "Buddy" "Duck" Donnelly

May 28, 1954 - March 8, 2019

William E. "Buddy" "Duck" Donnelly Jr., age 64 and a lifelong resident of Folcroft, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on March 8, 2019. Predeceased by his loving parents; William E. Donnelly Sr., Margaret (Donahue) Donnelly and his brother, Allen Donnelly. Survived by his loving wife, Denise (Francione) Donnelly; adoring children, Krista (Danny) White, Tricia...
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Carl D. Robinson

October 10, 1944 - March 7, 2019

Carl D. Robinson, financial advisor, of Wallingford, Pennsylvania died on Thursday, March 7, 2019 in Media, Pennsylvania. He was born October 10,1946 in Chester, Pennsylvania and was the son of Nicholas J. and Priscilla Crawford Robinson. He was a life-long resident of Nether Providence. He's survived by his, wife Donna Shuck Robinson, son, Matthew Robinson, daughter, Melissa Browne and 10...
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Marie Wedemeyer

June 25, 1940 - March 7, 2019

Marie Wedemeyer, TNG As a student, Marie loved report card day. For her, each year, class rank included particular recognition. Her numbers always matched. Number of students enrolled 1,283 - class rank for Marie 1,283rd. School was not Marie's thing. Her IQ was just too big for the classrooms of the 1940s and 50s. She processed information lightning fast, had an incredible memory and while...
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Lawrence "Larry" Patterson

October 8, 1938 - March 7, 2019

Lawrence F. "Larry" Patterson passed away on March 7, 2019 at the age of 80. Larry was born and raised in Philadelphia before moving to the Briarcliffe section of Darby Township where he resided for the last 50 years. He is retired from the Boeing Company after 39 years as a Finance, Business and Planning Analyst. Over the years he's held many positions including; Elected Commissioner in...
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Marie T. Hastings

July 4, 1929 - March 7, 2019

Marie T. Hastings, 89 of Upper Darby passed away Thursday March 7, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was born July 4, 1929 to the late Ray & Marie (Cooper) Eiche. Marie was a homemaker where she raised her three sons. She was a graduate of Mahanoy High School. Marie married the love of her life, Clifford Hastings in 1952. Marie enjoyed taking trips to the Atlantic City casinos with her...
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Marion M. Dunn

June 30, 1926 - March 6, 2019

Marion M. Dunn (nee Baker) was born in Philadelphia on June 30, 1926 to Matilda "Tillie" (nee Threlfall) and Francis "Earl" Baker. The Baker family, including Marion's younger siblings Dorothy "Dot" McGough (Francis "Moon") and Francis "Frank" Baker (Mildred), lived at 2119 Shields St. in Philadelphia until Marion was a teenager, when they moved up the street to 2107 Shields. Marion and her...
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Leo F. King, Jr.

September 25, 1941 - March 5, 2019

Leo F. King Jr. passed away on March 5, 2019 at the age of 77. He was a longtime resident of Woodlyn. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (nee Dinsmore). Devoted father of Kathleen M. King, Theresa A. King, Leo F. III (Mary Jane) & the late John F. (Frances) King. Dear brother of Kathleen Dinsmore. Also survived by his three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Relatives and...
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Francis "Frank" Gregory

May 1, 1959 - March 4, 2019

1959 – 2019 Francis "Frank" J. Gregory, 59 of Ridley Park passed away Monday March 4, 2019 at the Crozer Chester Medical Ctr. in Upland. He was born May 1, 1959 in Philadelphia to the late Kenneth M. & Ester (Bush) Gregory. Frank retired from the Local 359 Cabinet Makers Union as a Journeyman Woodworker. He was an avid football fan, enjoyed hunting & fishing and adored his grandchildren. ...
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Charles F. Chiappetta

April 12, 1935 - March 2, 2019

In loving memory of Charles "Charlie" Chiappetta, born April 12 1935 in Chicago Illinois, and went to our Lord on March 2, 2019 after battling a rare form of Parkinson's disease. He is predeceased by his wife Beverly, after spending 50 loving years together. Charlie grew up in the midwest and was transferred several times during his 20 years in the US Air Force. Upon retirement from the AF, he...
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Rosaline "Rose" Downey

June 27, 1945 - March 1, 2019

Rosaline "Rose" Downey passed away suddenly on March 1, 2019 at the age of 73. She was a longtime resident of Clifton Heights. Devoted mother of Bill (Lisa) & Ken (Alex) Downey. Dear sister of Gloria Manahan, Bill Downey, Patricia Norsworthy, & Terry Augustin. Also survived by her six grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Relatives & friends are invited to attend her viewing on...
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Pamela L. Smith

January 22, 1943 - February 28, 2019

Pamela L. Smith of Media, formerly of Philadelphia, died peacefully on February 28, 2019 after a brief illness. Daughter of the late Charles and Catherine Smith; beloved sister of Carol, Joseph (Lynn) and the late Charles, Jr.; loving Aunt of Laura (Joseph), Ryan (Kimberly), and Jennifer (Evan); dear Great-Aunt of Rinna, Charlie, Emily, Olivia, Rose and Nora; loving Godmother of Kim. She is...
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Rachel L. Marucci

March 17, 1975 - February 27, 2019

Rachel L. Marucci was born in 1975 on St. Patrick's Day and passed away on February 27, 2019 at the age of 43. Loving daughter of Tony & Ruth Marucci. Mother of Adam Dunbar, Emily Olszewski & Kevin Olszewki. Sister of Thomas (Kate) Ritter. She is also survived by her aunts, uncles and many cousins. Rachel was predeceased by her grandparents George R. Whitton, Louis & Mary Marucci, her uncle...
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Charles B. Fischer

November 21, 1939 - February 27, 2019

Charles Buttrick Fischer, 79, passed away on February 27, 2019 with his wife Susan by his side. Charlie was the beloved husband of Susan for 58 years and father of Chuck (Penny) and Doug (Maureen Reilly). He adored his grandchildren Tayler, Benjamin, Cameron, and Madeline. Charlie was born and raised in Bay Shore, New York. He graduated high school from Stony Brook Boarding School in Stony...
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Jane V. Waters

July 6, 1931 - February 27, 2019

Jane V. Waters (nee Garton), age 87, longtime resident of Glenolden, Pa. went home to be with the Lord on February 27, 2019 surrounded by her family. Jane grew up in Southwest Philadelphia. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She was a humble, kind and gentle person who found great joy in the simple things in life and touched countless lives through her...
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Robert Michael Navazio

July 4, 1952 - February 26, 2019

On Tuesday February 26, 2019, Robert Michael Navazio, loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, passed away at the age of 66 in Ridley Park, PA. Robert was born on July 4 1952 in Philadelphia, PA to Clara and Frank Navazio. He graduated from Ridley High school in 1970, going on to work at the Franklin Mint for 30 years. In 1974 he married Veronica Sorensen. Together they raised their...
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Marie (nee Razzi) Capodici

June 19, 1924 - February 26, 2019

In loving memory of Marie Capodici, born, Marie Concetta Razzi, June 19, 1924; died Feb. 26, 2019; wed to Frank Capodici on April 27, 1946, and happily married for 67 years … she was always his 'bride'. Marie was a cherished & devoted Mother, grandmother & great-grandmother. Her Joy of Life enriched & inspired all who had the privilege of knowing her. Her greatest Gift to her children was...
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Paul Edward John Sutton

February 2, 1961 - February 24, 2019

Paul Edward John Sutton, 58 of Ridley Park, PA passed away Sunday February 24th, 2019. He was born and raised in Liverpool, England to Ruth (Wilson) Sutton and the late Edward J. Sutton. Paul had worked in security for Pathmark for many years. Paul's heart and soul belonged to Liverpool Football Club. He adopted and deeply loved LFC's anthem, You'll Never Walk Alone. His greatest love of all...
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George E. Wunder

June 28, 1938 - February 22, 2019

George Elmer Wunder, 80 of Essington passed away Friday Feb. 22, 2019 in Ridley Park. He was born June 28, 1938 in Darby, PA to the late Elmer & Marie (McLaughlin) Wunder. George was a Veteran of the US Army and retired from Boeing Company as an Instrumentation Mechanic, in addition to owning George's Air Conditioning and Heating business in the past. George loved to read and frequented the...
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Joseph H. Sloan, Jr.

September 2, 1932 - February 21, 2019

Joseph H Sloan, Jr died on Thursday February 21, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was a current resident of Upper Chichester, PA and Millsboro, DE. He had lived in several communities in the area: Ridley, Folsom, Crum Lynn and Woodlyn. He spent the last 29 years summering with his partner in crime Rosemary at Malone's Bayside Marina where he made a lot of lasting friendships. He was...
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Patricia A. Kenney Malin

December 1, 1957 - February 21, 2019

Patricia Anne Malin (nee Kenney), 61, passed peacefully on February 21st, 2019 surrounded by her loving and devoted family. Patricia was born in Philadelphia, PA to Joseph and Mary Kenney (nee Baldino) (both predeceased). United in marriage on February 18th, 1977 to Robert James Malin. Survived by her husband and five children; Robert Malin, Lisa Lepperd (Aaron), Christine Malin, Stacy Foy ...
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Jennie E. Alisio Rule

April 27, 1925 - February 18, 2019

Jennie was born on April 17th, 1925 to Ferdinand and Rita Alisio of Bethlehem, Pa. She died on February 18, 2019. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Stewart W. Rule. She is survived by her brother Dominic Alisio, her 3 children, Jack (Ann), Deborah (Steven), David ( Constance), 9 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren with one on the way. Services will be held on Saturday March 9th...
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Robert D. McHugh

June 5, 1940 - February 17, 2019

Robert D. McHugh, age 78 of Ridley Park, Pa., passed away on Feb. 17, 2019 at Asana Hospice. He was born and reared in South Philadelphia, Pa., Robert was a retiree of Local 690 Plumbers Union of Philadelphia. He was a volunteer for the Humane Society of Somerset Co. Maryland while residing on the Eastern Shore. He loved his cats and dogs, especially his cat Daisy! He was the son...
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Elsa Proscino

October 6, 1928 - February 17, 2019

Elsa Proscino, age 90, of Media, passed away February 17, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Elsa was born in Naples, Italy. Beloved wife of the late Guido Proscino. Dear mother of Patricia (David) Lusk and Fred (Loretta) Proscino. Grandmother of Diana & Kristen Lusk. Relatives & friends are invited to attend her memorial visitation on Thursday after 9am in the church of Nativity BVM,...
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Helen M. Umstetter

January 5, 1928 - February 16, 2019

Helen Umstetter (NEE O'Donnell) On February 16, 2019, Age 91 of Villas, N.J. Formerly of Glenolden PA. and the Meadows section of Phila. Dear wife of the late Walter (Boe) and loving mother of Carol (Mike), Walt (Sue), Jim (Dawn) and David. Grandmother of 10 and Great Grandmother of 3. Sister of the late Margaret, John, Jim, Anne, Steve and Cass. Relatives and friends are invited to attend...
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Mary Anne Berry

September 3, 1944 - February 14, 2019

Mary Anne Berry (nee Davidson), 74 of Berwyn, PA and Harvey Cedars, NJ passed on February 14, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Born in New York, NY to Robert and Mary Rita Davidson (nee Harrington). United in marriage to Thomas H. Berry on December 22, 1966. Survived by her husband and sons, Mark and Adam (Rebekah); grandsons Luke, Wyatt and Samuel. Also survived by her sister Eleanor ...
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John David Murphy

October 25, 1969 - February 10, 2019

John David Murphy passed away suddenly on February 10, 2019 at the age of 49. He was a resident of Haddon Twp., NJ, formerly of Springfield and S.W. Philadelphia. Loving son of the late James P. and Catherine "Kitty" Murphy. Dear brother of Albert (Jackie) Murphy, Kathleen (James) Falcone, Rose (Edward) Cassidy, Mary Ellen (Geoffrey Huling) Murphy and the late James A. "Butch" Murphy. Also...
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Amratlal N. Vaghela

May 12, 1942 - February 8, 2019

Amratlal N. Vaghela, age 76, of Folsom, PA, passed away peacefully on Friday Feb 8, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 12, 1942 in Tanzania, Africa. Amratlal was preceded in death by his parents, the late Naran & Devi Vaghela. Amratlal is survived by his siblings, Bhanulal Vaghela (Rakhi), Zavar Chudasama (Sashi), Dilip Vaghela, and Ranjana Vara (Khimji) and numerous...
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Elizabeth A. Dowling

August 11, 1940 - February 7, 2019

Elizabeth A. Gunther Dowling, 78 of Secane, PA passed in her home on February 7th, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in North Philadelphia to the late Anton Gunther and Marie (Damm). Elizabeth was an avid gardener, enjoyed cooking, and loved to travel. She was a graduate of Saint Joseph's University where she earned her degree in Education. She was a teacher for 40 years and...
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Stephen E. Lendvay, C.Ss.R.

March 24, 1938 - February 6, 2019

On February 6,2019, Bro. Stephen E. Lendvay,C.Ss.R., beloved son to the late Emil and Thelma (nee Eckert) Lendvay. Also survived by loving nieces and nephews and his Redemptorist Confreres. A Mass will be celebrated at Stella Maris' Main Chapel ( St. John Neumann Residence at Stella Maris, Timonium, MD) on Friday, February 8,2019 at 11 a.m. A Visitation will follow in St. Peter the Apostle...
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Nickander J. Damaskos

February 5, 1931 - February 6, 2019

Nickander J. Damaskos age 88 of Glen Mills passed away on February 6th 2019. Beloved husband of the late Naomi (1974) and Marilyn (2009). Dear father of Jenell Thompson (Gary), Jim Powell (Sandy), Nikki Owens, Diana Patille (Frank) and Jennifer Revill. Brother of the late Callie Hansen. Grandfather of the late Vanessa. Also survived by grandchildren Jason, Carmen, Chris, CJ, Maddie and great...
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William J. Gavin

August 22, 1968 - February 1, 2019

We are saddened by the passing of Bill Gavin on February 1, 2019 at the age of 50. Bill was a resident of Essington PA. Bill was a proud father of Brittany Gavin and Emily Gavin. Loving wife of Lisa Gavin. Beloved Son of Ruth Gavin solar. Dear brother of Deneen Gavin Shadrick and Kimberly Laboranti. And many nieces and nephews .He was a caring, selfless and truly life inspiring man we were all...
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William J. Pauciello

March 22, 1937 - January 31, 2019

William (Bill) J. Pauciello, born on March 22,1937, passed away surrounded by loved ones on January 31, 2019. Bill was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Southeast Catholic High School. Bill worked as a supervising manager at ITE for many years. He was a devoted employee, avid sports fan and a man who loved his family with his whole heart. Bill was predeceased by...
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Kathleen M. Neill

May 11, 1960 - January 30, 2019

Kathleen Marie Neill, age 58, longtime resident of Collingdale, PA, passed away peacefully on January 30, 2019 at 2:00pm. Kathleen was born to her father, the late James Thomas Neill SR and her surviving mother, Doris Ann Neill (Fossard). Kathleen, often known to those closest to her as Kathy (aka Cookie) was a graduate of Archbishop Prendergrast in 1978, before becoming the doting mother to her...
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Louise T. (nee Elia) Cortese

March 21, 1924 - January 30, 2019

Louise T. Cortese (nee Elia) passed away on January 30, 2019 at the age of 94. She was a resident of Media, formerly of Folcroft. Mrs. Cortese was predeceased by her parents Vincent and Mary Elia. Beloved wife of the late Nicholas J. Cortese for forty-nine years. Devoted mother of Louis (Shirley) Cortese and Rosemary (George) Faulkner. Dear sister of the late Victor, Alfred, Antoinette and...
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Libero "Lee" Anthony Gardella

July 24, 1935 - January 29, 2019

Libero "Lee" Anthony Gardella, 83, of Edgmont, PA, passed away at Paoli Hospital on January 29, 2019. Libero was the beloved husband of Eileen for 53 years and father of Lisa (Scott) Jackson, Lee (Beth) Gardella and Mark (Ann) Gardella. The proud grandfather of Cara, Matthew and Ryan Jackson, Lee, Grace, and Emily Gardella and Madeleine and Mark Gardella. He is survived by a large family of...
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George Albert Dix

August 5, 1919 - January 27, 2019

George Albert Dix He passed away surrounded by loved ones on January 27, 2019. He was born August 5, 1919 in Niagara, New York. His career was in University administration. His avocation was being a church organist, and music was his life-long passion, which he passed on to his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 75 years, Lucille Henebry Dix; his daughters Karen Dix...
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Shawn P. Burke

March 7, 1986 - January 26, 2019

We are saddened by the passing of Shawn P. Burke on January 26, 2019 at the age of 32. He was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps serving 12 years and was deployed for 2 tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was always the life of the party and definitely a diehard Eagles fan. He was predeceased by his mother, Linda Burke He was the beloved husband of Nikita Burke, devoted...
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Jeremiah "Jerry" White

August 21, 1938 - January 26, 2019

Jeremiah "Jerry" R. White, age 80 of Folcroft, PA, passed peacefully after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. He was raised mostly in Yeadon, PA, and was an alumnus of the first graduating class of Monsignor Bonner High School (1957). He worked as an Offset Lithographer in the printing industry in Local 14-M. His work experience, with an innate eye for intricate details and condition,...
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Noreen Combs

August 17, 1944 - January 25, 2019

1944 – 2019 Noreen Ellen Combs (Nee Ashley) 74 of Chester (formerly Wallingford) passed away Friday Jan. 25, 2019 at the Crozer Chester Medical Center in Upland. She was born Aug. 17, 1944 in Chester to the late Benjamin & Ida (Blair) Ashley. Noreen formerly worked at the Wallingford WaWa and Wallio's Frog Pond Café in Chester. She was also active with the Ladies Auxiliary of the Garden...
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Pauline "Polly" Parchinski

November 11, 1935 - January 23, 2019

Pauline "Polly" Catherine Parchinski, 83 of Gettysburg, PA (formerly Wallingford) passed away Wednesday January 23, 2019 in Gettysburg. She was born Nov. 11, 1935 in Swarthmore to the late Joseph & Margaret (Battle) Conway. Polly was the widow of the late Frank L.Parchinski who died in 1998. She was the sister of the late Francis T. Conway, Nancy Conway Borneman, John L. Conway, Richard J....
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Diane Trotter

April 3, 1962 - January 22, 2019

Diane Trotter (nee Doris) 56 of Secane passed away at her home on Tuesday January 22, 2019. She was a caring, selfless and truly life inspiring woman we were all blessed to know. Diane was someone who changed your life forever through the memories she created in your heart. Her passion for gardening and plants showed us how to care for each other and build beautiful lives as we grew as a family....
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Joseph Patrick Loftus

October 11, 1925 - January 20, 2019

Joseph P. Loftus, 93, of Folcroft, PA, formerly of the Meadows, died peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on January 20th. He attended West Catholic Boys High School and was a World War II veteran. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy and fought in three combat missions in the South Pacific. He was predeceased by his parents, Michael and Agnes Loftus, and his...
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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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Leona T. Scott

March 8, 1951 - January 11, 2019

On Friday, January 11th, 2019, LEONA THÉRÈSE SCOTT (nee Lonesome), 67, of Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania, departed her earthly home to join her heavenly family. She peacefully passed away in the Vitas Hospice Unit at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, PA, in the attendance of friends who devotedly cared for her in her final months. Born on March 8,1951 in Bryn Mawr, PA to the late George W. and...
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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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