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Our Obituaries

William "Shawn" Richards

September 21, 1979 - December 2, 2016

William "Shawn" Richards, 37 of Philadelphia died on Friday Dec.2, 2016 at his home. Shawn was born in Darby, PA to William "Bill" & Lois A. (Leadford) Richards. For a second you were flying Like you always wanted to Now you'll fly forever In skies of azure blue We'll see your smile in every ray Of sunshine after rain And hear the echo of your laughter Over all the pain The worlds...
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Anthony L. Liotta

August 18, 1935 - November 28, 2016

Liotta, Anthony L., on November 28, 2016 of Broomall. Beloved husband of Tina (nee Pugliano), devoted father of John (Laura), Paul and David, dear brother of John, Joan, Carolyn and Arlene; also survived by 6 grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral on Saturday after 9 A.M. in the Church of St. Pius X, Lawrence Rd., Broomall followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 A...
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Ronald W. Laird, Sr.

December 10, 1936 - November 27, 2016

Ronald W. Laird, Sr., age 79 of Ridley Park, passed away peacefully on November 27, 2016 surrounded by his family. Ron was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout Leader, coached for Leedom Little League, and was an active member of the Sears Retiree's Breakfast Club. He was an avid golfer and a Philadelphia sports fan. He loved jigsaw puzzles, and most important to Ron was his family – he loved...
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Yvonne W. Lucas

October 2, 1927 - November 23, 2016

Yvonne W. Lucas, former resident of NJ and Upper Darby, passed away on November 23, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late George Lucas. Dear sister of the late Terri W. Rothacker and Donald J. Wessels. She is survived by her niece Noelle (Charles) Jenkins and their children Lilly and Wyatt. Yvonne was a former longtime and active parishioner of Nativity BVM in Media. Relatives...
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Matthew W. Marchionni

December 9, 1979 - November 23, 2016

Matthew W. Marchionni "Matt", age 36, of Swedesboro, N.J., formerly of Folcroft, P.A., passed away suddenly on November 23, 2016. Beloved husband of Christine M. Marchionni (nee Walley). Beloved son of Anna Marchionni and the late Hugh Hinchliffe. Son-in-law of Charles and Linda Walley. Also survived by his brother-in-law, Brian Walley, many aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as three nieces and...
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Dennis L. Hannan

November 2, 1944 - November 20, 2016

Dennis L. Hannan, age72, of Ridley Park, passed away suddenly at home on November 20, 2016. Dennis graduated from Northeast Catholic High School in 1962 and following that he served 4 years in the United States Air Force. He enjoyed reading and spent the last 49 summers at his home in North Wildwood. Dennis also worked for American Airlines for 38 ½ years before his retirement. He was...
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Sarah M. (nee Marino) Jaconi

April 6, 1927 - November 17, 2016

Sarah M. Jaconi (nee Marino) Of Secane formerly of Southwest Philadelphia passed away on November 17, 2016 at the age of 89. Sarah was the daughter of the late Dominic and Sarah (nee Vassalo) Marino. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Frank D. Jaconi. Survivors ; loving mother of Michael (Karen Peter) Jaconi, Carol (Joseph) Huhn and grandchildren Michael and Megan Huhn. Sarah enjoyed...
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Patricia A. Yencsik

June 7, 1935 - November 17, 2016

Patricia M. Yencsik (nee Anderson) age 81 of Ridley Park passed away peacefully at the Taylor Hospice House on November 17, 2016. Beloved wife of the late George P. Yencsik. Dear daughter of the late Philip M. and Ellen M. Anderson. Sister of Margaret M. McArdle, Bernice M. O'Brien and the late Philip M., William J., Joseph F., Edward J., John Francis, Ellen M. and Joanne. Also survived by...
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Jeffrey J. Ewing

October 28, 1993 - November 16, 2016

Jeffrey J. Ewing, age 23 passed away suddenly on November 16, 2016. Longtime resident of Ridley Twp. Loving Son of Michael and Sharon Ewing. Dear brother of Michael (Jeanne) Ewing. Devoted uncle of Molly and Stella Ewing. Also survived by his grandparents Dee Reynolds and Bob Ewing, his numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Jeff was a 2012 Ridley High School graduate who enjoyed sports,...
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Dorothy M. Fox

June 7, 1921 - November 15, 2016

Dorothy M. Fox (nee Brown) passed away peacefully on November 15, 2016 at the age of 95. Born in Christiana, DE, she was the daughter of the late Clarence & Lillian Brown and sister of the late Clarence Brown. She grew up in Dilworthtown, PA where she met and married her husband, the late Raymond A. Fox. They moved to Media after Raymond completed his obligation with the U.S. Navy during WWII....
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Dorothy A. Roberts

June 13, 1923 - November 14, 2016

Dorothy A. Roberts (nee Ace) age 93 passed away peacefully at home on November 14, 2016. Dear daughter of the late Dr. Percy H. and Dorothy A. Ace. Beloved wife of the late John (Jack) Lawrence Roberts; loving mother of the late Kenneth A. Roberts; grandmother of the late William K. Roberts; sister of the late John H. Ace and Sue Ace Topfer. Dorothy received her Registered Nurse's degree from...
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Alexander F. "Al" McGeehan

February 18, 1923 - November 13, 2016

Alexander "Al" F. McGeehan Jr. passed away peacefully on November 13, 2016, at the age of 93. Al graduated from Eddystone High School in 1941 and later was employed by Westinghouse, retiring after many years of service. He lived in Upland, PA for over 50 years and was an active member of Our Lady of Charity Church in Brookhaven where he served as an Usher and was a member of the Knights of...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Fortunato

September 16, 1935 - November 13, 2016

Elizabeth Jean "Betty" Fortunato (nee Love), 81, born September 16, 1935, died peacefully at home on November 13, 2016 literally surrounded by her seven children. She was born in Darby and raised in Philadelphia, was a longtime resident of Norwood and long-time member of St. Gabriel's Church in Norwood. Betty was the daughter of the late Thomas and Fleurette Love and the beloved wife of 51 years...
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Wilbur A. "Bucky" Stewart, Sr.

May 9, 1931 - November 12, 2016

Wilbur A. Stewart "Bucky" age 85, of Philadelphia, Passed away on November 12, 2016 surrounded by his family. He was the former owner of Stewarts Garage which was established in 1943. He is predeceased by his parents, sister, Midge Isaacs, and brother in laws Phillip J. Quinn and Walter S. Able. Bucky is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Betty Stewart, children , Wilbur A. Stewart, Jr....
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Samuel C. MacIntosh

November 28, 1940 - November 12, 2016

Samuel C. MacIntosh, passed away on November 12, 2016 at the age of 75. He was a resident of Stevens, PA and formerly a longtime resident of Norwood. Samuel was a 39 yr. employee of the PA Railroad and a longtime volunteer-member of the Norwood Fire & Ambulance Co. He was the beloved husband of Joan A. (nee Whirlow), devoted father of Samuel Jr. (Joyce), Ronnie (Tom) Markun, Stephen (Kerry...
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Victoria T. (nee DiIanni) "Vicki" Toth

February 23, 1947 - November 11, 2016

Victoria T. Toth "Vicki" On November 11, 2016. Resident of Collingdale and formerly of South West Philadelphia. Beloved wife of James A. III. Devoted mother of John DiIanni (Sue), Anne Neri (Robert), Terri Nearey (Dan), Kelli Quinn (Tim), Danny Toth and the late James A. Toth IV. Dear sister of Corinne Barrett and the late John DiIanni. Also survived by 9 grandchildren, 2 great...
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Dante Scattolini

February 2, 1929 - November 6, 2016

Dante G. Scattolini, 87, a resident of Ridley Park, PA for 65 years, passed away peacefully at home on November 6, 2016 surrounded by his family. Born and raised in Chester, PA, he was a 1947 graduate of Chester High School where he was inducted into the Hall of Fame for Track in 2001. Dante began working at Scattolini Motors Inc., the family business, when he was just 14 years old. He became...
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Gertrude H. (nee McGraw) "Gert" Keeney

February 4, 1920 - November 4, 2016

Gertrude H. Keeney "Gert" (nee McGraw) Of Norwood passed away peacefully surrounded by family on November 4, 2016 at Regina Nursing Center in Norristown at the age of 96. She was the daughter of the late John R. and Barbara E. (nee Davis) McGraw. Gert was a homemaker who volunteered for many years at Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital in Darby. She was a member of the 3rd Order of St. Francis who...
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David W. Murphy

March 2, 1976 - November 3, 2016

David W. Murphy age 40 of Ridley Park passed away suddenly on November 3, 2016. Beloved husband of Susan Obermayer; beloved son of Candee and Frank Clark. Father of Lucy and Adam; grandfather of Nevaeh. Also survived by his brother Joseph and sisters Colleen and Doreen. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the Cavanagh Family...
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Cheryl A. Yezuita

January 17, 1944 - November 3, 2016

Cheryl A. Yezuita "Worm" (nee Corbin) died peacefully on November 3rd, 2016 after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. Cheryl lived in Glenolden with her husband of 48 years, Michael. She was devoted to her family and loved spending time in Cape May and many years visiting Wildwood. She was a dedicated housewife, then worked as a cashier for both Hallmark in the Springfield Mall...
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Marvin Noel Emanuel

January 25, 1943 - November 2, 2016

Marvin Noel Emanuel, 73 yrs old, of Ambler,PA. entered into rest on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Samuel and Lillian Emanuel. He was the husband of Gwen Ann Emanuel (Bass) who celebrated 23yrs of marriage in June of this year. In addition to his wife, Marvin is survived by his daughters, Monica; wife of Warren Paire of Myerstown, MD. and...
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Lillian D. Stillwell Benner

February 3, 1923 - November 2, 2016

Lillian D. Benner (nee Stillwell) age 93 passed away peacefully on November 2, 2016 at Taylor Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Joseph W. Benner. Dear mother of David L. Benner (Patricia); also survived by her sister Mildred (her twin); two grandchildren Jennifer and David, 10 great grandchildren and a niece Jean and nephew Edward. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral on...
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Margaret F. Christiansen

September 11, 1927 - November 2, 2016

Margaret F. Christiansen (nee Deal), passed away peacefully at Sunrise Senior Living in Westtown, PA on Nov. 2, 2016. She was born in 1927 and celebrated her 89th birthday in September. Formerly of Prospect Park and Cheyney Rd. in Glenn Mills, Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, William "Chris" J. Christiansen in 2000 and by her siblings, Buddy, Fred, Catherine, Marie, Betty and Vera...
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Josephine B. (nee Bachetti) Celia

November 14, 1942 - October 31, 2016

Josephine B. Celia (nee Bachetti) "Joan", 73, of West Chester, Pa, died after a brief illness on October 31, 2016. Like all things in her life, she handled things her way and showed us all how to be strong. Born in West Philadelphia, Joan was a graduate of West Catholic High School, pursued her dreams of nursing at Fitzgerald Mercy, and continued her bachelor's degree at St. Joe's University....
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Ethel M. (nee Ward) Keegan

February 15, 1929 - October 29, 2016

Ethel Mae Keegan, age 87, of Sharon Hill, PA, passed away peacefully on October 29, 2016. Ethel was the beloved wife of Richard J. Keegan, devoted mother of Richard J. Keegan, Jr. (Linda), Ethel M. Bell, Thomas E. Keegan (Carol), Nancy J. Montgomery, and Mary E. Keegan. Also ten grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Ethel retired from DuPont, was an avid...
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Mary Lorraine Lesher (nee Kennedy)

March 16, 1953 - October 28, 2016

Mary Lorraine Lesher (nee Kennedy) 1953-2016 Lorraine passed away suddenly on October 28, 2016 at the age of 63. She was born in Southwest Philadelphia & was a resident of Glenolden for the past twenty five years. Lorraine especially enjoyed her summers in Ocean City, NJ with her family. Beloved wife of Daniel Lesher. Devoted mother of Paul Dougherty, Megan Ann Lesher & Matthew Lesher. ...
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Eugene T. Brady

August 23, 1928 - October 25, 2016

Eugene T. Brady, a long-time resident of Southwest Philadelphia, passed away Tuesday evening, October 25 at the age of 88. Gene was a proud U.S. army veteran who bravely served in the Korean War. Gene is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years Dorothy (Dolly). He was the devoted father to Gene (Joanne), Neil (Sandy), Timmy, John (Susan), Susan (Matthew) and the late Dorothy and Michael. Gene...
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Yolanda L (nee Tavani) Showalter

December 26, 1928 - October 25, 2016

Yolanda L. Showalter (nee Tavani) died peacefully on October 25,2016, at the age of 87. She lived in Glenolden for years and was formerly of Philadelphia. Mrs. Showalter was a very active member of Our Lady of Fatima church and was involved in the Hope Program where she organized rides to Doctor's appointments for the people of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. Yolanda was devoted to her family and was...
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Patricia Ann (nee Pecoraro) Rogomentick

September 18, 1953 - October 25, 2016

Patricia Ann (nee Pecoraro) Rogomentick, age 63, of Secane, passed away after a brief illness on October 25, 2016. Patricia was an amazing wife, and wonderful mother who loved being with her grandchildren. Patty loved hosting parties while being the life of the party. Her laughter was infectious. To be around her was a blessing and to know her was to love her. She enjoyed crafting,...
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Mette Rosencrantz Parker

May 6, 1924 - October 25, 2016

On October 25, 2016, Mette Margaretha Henriksdotter Rosencrantz Parker died peacefully at home; she was 92. A native of Sweden, and member of the Swedish Foreign Service, she served in Vienna and later in Paris, where she met and married then-Colonel David Bennett Parker in 1954. Mette and David moved many times to places in the U.S. and Europe over the next thirteen years as David advanced to...
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John R. Blum

September 13, 1948 - October 24, 2016

John R. Blum (Coach Blum) age 68, of Norwood, Pa. suddenly passed away at home on October 24, 2016. John had a very extensive coaching career being actively involved with many youth and high school football programs( Interboro Bucs). He also served in the United States Marine Corps and was a proud Vietnam veteran. John was most proud of his family being a very devoted husband, father,...
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George A. "Bud" Coons

October 1, 1942 - October 24, 2016

1942-2016 George A. Coons "Bud" George died Oct. 24, 2016 at the age of 74, he was a longtime resident of Delaware Co. Mr. Coons was a veteran of the U.S.M.C. Beloved husband for 54 years of Carol (nee Willoughby). Devoted father of Kurt (Paula), Greg (Nancy) & Dan (Patty). Dear brother of Winnie, Joe, Marge and Denise. Also survived by his five grandchildren: Krista, Nick, Kiersten, John...
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Dorothy (nee Sweeney) Edenfield

August 12, 1924 - October 24, 2016

Dorothy Edenfield (nee Sweeney) died on October 24, 2016 at the age of 92. She was a longtime resident of Folcroft, born and raised in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia. Mrs. Edenfield had been a parishioner of St. George Church since 1955. Dollie was known for her kindness and generosity. She was active socially being a past president of the St. George Mothers Club & Delmar Village...
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Stephen Denis "Steve" Manning

April 10, 1964 - October 21, 2016

Stephen Denis Manning "Steve" Of Media, passed away on October 21, 2016 at the age of 52. Steve was the son of Agnes and the late Denis Manning. He was an avid writer of poems and published two books. Steve was a devoted family member and will be remembered as someone who had a huge heart and always willing to help anyone in need. In addition to his father Stephen was also predeceased by his...
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John J. Fitzgerald, Sr.

May 31, 1940 - October 19, 2016

John J. "Fitz" Fitzgerald, Sr. 76 of Norwood, formerly of Colwyn, died on Wednesday Oct. 19th at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. Born in Darby, he was the son of the late Michael & Anne (Cunningham) Fitzgerald. John was a graduate of St. James H. S. and served in the Marine Corps stationed at one point in Okinawa. He was employed by and retired as a Plant Supervisor for Hygrade Commercial Meat...
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Robert W. Huegel

April 30, 1952 - October 18, 2016

Robert William Huegel, Age 64 passed away peacefully at Riddle Hospital on Tuesday October 18, 2016. Born April 30, 1952 in Erie, PA to Nancy and George Huegel. He attended Strong Vincent High School in Erie. Bob joined the Navy after graduation. He worked as a ship fitter at the Philadelphia Navy Yard until its closing then worked for Congoleum in Marcus Hook, PA as a maintenance mechanic. ...
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Eileen T. Kern

November 2, 1951 - October 17, 2016

Eileen T. Kern (nee Hesson) died October 17, 2016 at the age of 64. She was a resident of Glenolden for many years. Beloved wife of Albert, devoted mother of Lisa (Daniel) Schoen, Stephen (Kristy) Kern, David (Alexis) Kern, and predeceased by her infant twins. Also survived by her grandson Evan. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Friday after 9:00 a.m. in the...
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Harold A. "Hal" Laurence

June 24, 1926 - October 15, 2016

Harold A Laurence, 90, of Havertown, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016 following a brief illness. Beloved husband of Anne; loving father to Joanne (Tony) Dill, Patricia Laurence, Elizabeth Hennelly, and James (Ellen); 13 grandchildren; and three great-granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his son, Richard. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his memorial service on Saturday...
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Mark L. Moore

July 18, 1962 - October 11, 2016

Mark died October 11, 2016 at the age of 54. He was a resident of Glenolden, formerly of Media. Beloved husband of Beth, devoted father of Sarah and Abigail, dear brother of Bud (Trudy) Moore and Tim (Dominette) Moore. Also survived by his niece Kate Hall and nephews Bruce Moore and Christoper Brutsche. He was a friend of Bill W. for the past twenty eight years and was an avid Civil War...
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Marian E. (nee Murter) Dougherty

October 14, 1933 - October 11, 2016

Marian E. Dougherty (nee Murter), Norwood resident for many years, passed away peacefully at home on October 11, 2016 at the age of 82. Marian was very devoted to her family, loved trips to the Casino, and enjoyed traveling. Loving daughter of the late John and Edna Murter, beloved wife of the late former Norwood Chief of Police Raymond T. Dougherty,Sr, devoted mother of Ray T. Dougherty, Matthew...
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Gloria Prusakowski

January 16, 1954 - October 10, 2016

Gloria Prusakowski, of Philadelphia, PA died suddenly at her home on October 10, 2016. She was 62 years old. Born in Edison NJ, she resided in Old Bridge and Imlaystown before moving to Philadelphia. She is predeceased by her mother Clara and her father Charles Przewoznik; and her longtime partner John Bell. Gloria studied accounting at Community College of Philadelphia and was a fiscal...
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Raymond G. Lavoie, Sr.

November 30, 1941 - October 8, 2016

Raymond "Pop" G. Lavoie, Sr., 74 of Sharon Hill died Saturday Oct. 8, 2016. He was born Nov. 30, 1941 in Hamlin, Maine to the late Stanislaus & Alice (Roy) Lavoie. Before retiring, Ray worked in the machine shop for H & H Manufacturing, he enjoyed going to the casino and cherished his time spent with family, especially his grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by...
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Kenneth E. Carpenter

July 20, 1938 - October 6, 2016

1938 – 2016 Kenneth Eugene Carpenter, 78 of Folsom died Thursday Oct. 6, 2016 at his home. Mr. Carpenter is survived by his beloved wife, Eileen Catherine (Tucker) Carpenter; Three children and Three grandchildren; and a sister, Louise (Arthur) Williams. All services and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Kenneth's name may be made to: Crozer-Keystone...
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Thomas A. Burns

April 26, 1950 - October 5, 2016

Thomas Anthony Burns Aka Quickie from Essington, Pa passed away suddenly on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 at the age of 66 surrounded by his family and friends. He's been married to Joan Lodeski Burns for 31 years and is survived by her, their two sons Tim & Mark, his sisters Sue, Joyce, Janice, Lynn, Bonnie, and Tina. Also, many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews...
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George J. Tuss

January 13, 1947 - October 5, 2016

George J. Tuss - Norwood George Joseph Tuss died Wednesday, October 5 at the age of 69. George died peacefully surrounded by his family, he leaves his wife of 47 years, Susan, his daughter, Jennifer Deluzio, sons Sean, Jeffrey, Christopher and Adam and 10 grandchildren who he loved very much. George was born in Augsburg, Germany in 1947 and came to Philadelphia when he was three years old with...
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Jeffrey W. Kline

July 12, 1955 - October 4, 2016

Jeffrey W. Kline of Southwest Philadelphia, entered into eternal rest on October 4, 2016 at the age of 61. Jeffrey was a proud graduate of West Catholic and a lifelong sports enthusiast. He was preceded in death by his loving mother, Rose (nee Marcantonio) Kline. Survived by his father Richard Kline, dear sister Valerie Healy (Joseph), two daughters, and two loving nieces. Relatives...
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Matthew Paul Ettien

August 1, 1988 - October 2, 2016

Matthew Ettien, age 28, passed away suddenly Sunday, October 2, 2016. A longtime resident of Prospect Park, he graduated from Interboro HS in 2007. His passions included singing and playing both the guitar and bass. He was the type of person to instantly light up a room wherever he went and give you the coat off his back if you were cold. Matthew was the son of the late Bruce "Pudgy" Ettien....
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Fred W. Mitchell

May 22, 1926 - October 2, 2016

Fred W. Mitchell of Glen Mills, PA died on October 2, 2016 at the age of 90. He is survived by his wife Ruth, with whom he shared 67 years of marriage; sister Stella Superson of FL; and numerous nieces and nephews. Fred was born in Meadville, PA. While attending his senior year of high school and participating in the Meadville chapter of the Civil Air Patrol, he enlisted in the US Navy upon the...
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James A. "Toad" Toth IV

February 16, 1969 - October 2, 2016

Jim was a resident of Turbotville, PA formerly of E. Lansdowne. He died on October 2, 2016 at the age of 47. Jim was a longtime truck driver & "Grill Master". Loving son of James A. (Vicki) Toth III and the late Gerry. Beloved husband of Sandi. Devoted father of James V. and Jerry Toth. Dear brother of Terri (Dan) Nearey, Kelli (Tim) Quinn, Danny Toth and Lori (Nick) Norbeck. Also...
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Ferdinand "Fred" Anthony Martino

March 22, 1962 - October 1, 2016

Martino, Ferdinand (Fred) Anthony, 54, of Essington, PA, suddenly at home on October 1 2016. Fred is survived by his 2 sons, Anthony Martino and Brandon Martino of Milmont Park. Also survived by his parents Ferdinand Martino of Essington, PA and Florence Martino of Woodstown, NJ, his brothers, Steve Martino of Broomall and Bob Martino of Glenolden, his sisters Chris Martin of Camas, Washington...
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Daniel F. Donovan

April 14, 1925 - October 1, 2016

Daniel F. Donovan, 91, died on October 1, 2016 at Riddle Village. Mr. Donovan, an attorney who had been a member of the Bars of Pennsylvania and Ohio, retired from Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail) as its Senior General Attorney in 1988 when he moved to Bowmansville. Prior to the inception of Conrail, he was General Attorney for Erie Lackawanna Railway Company in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to...
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Thomas George McGowan

March 14, 1951 - September 29, 2016

Thomas George McGowan, age 65, of Primos, Pa, passed away on September 29th 2016. Tom served in the United States Army as a self propelled gun operator and was a supervisor at Broadbent's Inc. for 41 years. He was a lifelong member of the Briarcliffe Fire Co holding many positions including chief for his fire service. He was a thoughtful person who enjoyed life and helping others. Tom enjoyed...
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Anthony S. Montagno

June 27, 1947 - September 27, 2016

Anthony S. Montagno 1947-2016 Anthony was a U.S. Army veteran & resident of Ridley Park, formerly of Darby. He fought courageously in Vietnam but recently lost his battle with cancer on September 27, 2016 at the age of 69. He was past Post Commander of VFW Post 598 in Darby, & he currently held the position of Quartermaster. Anthony was an avid pool player who had been involved with many...
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James Richard "Pap Pap" Joyce

May 14, 1925 - September 24, 2016

JAMES RICHARD, 91, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on September 24, 2016. James was the loving father of Carol (Glenn) Gallo, John M. Joyce, and Mary Ann (Andrzej) Warchol. He was born on May 14, 1925, in Wall, PA to parents Thomas F. Joyce and Mary Agnes (nee O'Connor) Joyce. He is predeceased by his parents, his eight brothers and sisters Peter Joyce, Thomas Joyce, Martin Joyce, Austin Joyce...
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Margery L. (nee Diehl) Dillman

March 10, 1930 - September 23, 2016

Margery L. Dillman (nee Diehl) passed away on September 23, 2016, at the age of 86. She was born in Toledo, Ohio and a longtime resident of Media and Phoenixville. Margery was an elementary teacher in Philadelphia, Havertown, and Wallingford school districts, and a Sunday school teacher at Christ Church Media. After raising her family, she worked alongside her husband at Carl Dillman Shoes. ...
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Dorothy Dambrowski

July 23, 1928 - September 23, 2016

Dorothy Dambrowski, 88 of Lester died Friday Sept. 23, 2016. She was born July 23, 1928 in Lester to the late Stuart & Cora (Lilly) Page. In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Dambrowski. Survivors include her children, Andrew and John Dambrowski, Susan Walther, James Dambrowski and Diane Bryant; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and sister,...
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Estelle E. Parker

November 28, 1938 - September 22, 2016

Estelle "Stell" E. Parker, 77 of Norwood passed away Thursday Sept. 22, 2016. She was born Nov. 28, 1938 in Philadelphia to the late Albert & Elizabeth (Richter) Sayer. Estelle worked for many years as a bookkeeper before retiring from Bartash Publications in Philadelphia. She enjoyed trips to the casino, was an avid reader and cherished her Monday night outings with friends. She was a loving...
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Frederick A. Schollins

March 13, 1921 - September 22, 2016

Frederick Alfred Schollins born March 13, 1921 in Philadelphia died on September 22, 2016 at the age of 95 at Maris Grove Nursing Facility in Glen Mills. Mr. Schollins was predeceased by his wife Margaret (nee Wyland) in 2006. He is survived by his children Barbara Bullock (Willard), William (Lynn), Robert and Mary Brennan. He leaves behind 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He also...
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Edward A. Garcia

January 25, 1919 - September 19, 2016

Edward A. Garcia age 97, of Middletown passed away on September 19, 2016 at Riddle Hospital. Beloved husband of the late Patricia Garcia. Dear father of Kevin Garcia. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Cavanagh Patterson Family Funeral Home 43 E. Baltimore Ave Media on Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. followed by his Prayer Service at 11:30 a.m. Int. Private. In lieu of...
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Louis V. Charlier

October 5, 1929 - September 18, 2016

Louis V. Charlier, age 86, of Norwood. His pain and suffering ended in Taylor Hospital, Ridley Park, PA on September 18, 2016. Mr. Charlier was born in Ridley Park on October 5, 1929 to the late Elmer P. and Edna D. Charlier. He was a graduate of St. James High School in Chester. Mr. Charlier was referred to as Lou Charlier at Westinghouse where he spent over 40 years. He started as...
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Robert J. Chreiman

November 23, 1978 - September 16, 2016

Robert J. Chreiman, age 37, of Folcroft, passed away after a long illness on September 16, 2016. He played the drums, was an avid artist and was very proud of being a certified electrician. Robert cherished his nephews and niece, his relationship with his brother, and loved his dog, Daisy. He was predeceased by his grandparents. Robert is survived by his parents, Gerald and Barbara Chreiman...
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Rosemary P. Nilan

December 28, 1928 - September 15, 2016

Rosemary P. Nilan (nee Maguire) passed away on September 15, 2016 at the age of 87. She was a longtime resident of Sharon Hill and former parishioner of Holy Spirit Church. Mrs. Nilan was the beloved wife of the late Francis E. Nilan, Jr. Devoted mother of Thomas, Stephen (the late Christine), Michael, Daniel (Diane), Timothy (Maureen), Edward (Mary) and Francis III (Meg). Also survived by...
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Catherine M. Dunn

May 22, 1922 - September 11, 2016

Catherine M. Dunn (nee Lamb) died September 11, 2016 at the age of 94. She was a longtime resident of Glenolden. Beloved wife of the late Robert S. Devoted mother of Robert J. Dunn, Kathleen Dunn, James R. Dunn & the late Mary Ellen Dunn. She was also survived by her nine grandchildren & fourteen great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Wednesday...
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Dennis Sean Olley

July 30, 1967 - September 9, 2016

Olley, Dennis Sean of Clearwater, Florida, formerly of Ardmore passed away suddenly at home on September 9, 2016. He is survived by (sister) Kathryn, (brothers) John and Kevin and numerous nieces and nephews. Pre-deceased by his parents James and Vivian (Freeberry), brothers Jimmy and Gregg and sister Therese Dougherty. Dennis was a graduate of Archbishop John Carroll High School,...
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Gregg A. Sharbaugh "Grump"

March 6, 1958 - September 7, 2016

Gregg A. Sharbaugh (Grump), 58, of Norwood, died Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at Taylor Hospice Home in Ridley Park, PA following many years of suffering with Frontotemporal Degeneration. Gregg graduated from Ridley High School in 1976. During his teenage years he played bass guitar in a local rock band and had a passion for motorcycles. He not only enjoyed riding, but also rebuilding and...
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Walter D. Noldy

March 11, 1945 - September 6, 2016

Walter D. "Wally" Noldy, 71, of Prosect Park, PA passed away peacefully at the University of Penn Hospital, Tuesday, September 6, 2016 after a long and hard-fought illness. Wally was born March 11, 1945 to Arthur H. & Viola Noldy Sr. in Chapman Lake, PA. He married Sandra Wladika in August of 1966. He graduated Blakely High School in 1963 and went on to school to become an electrician. He...
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Ralph H. Bierman

September 15, 1925 - September 6, 2016

Ralph H. Bierman, age 90, passed away peacefully at home on September 6, 2016. Born in Reading, Pa., he graduated from Reading High School. A longtime Norwood resident, Ralph was a lifetime member of the Norwood Fire Company #1, where he was the financial secretary. Mr. Bierman worked for Norwood Borough, ARCO and the Norwood Post Office. He was predeceased by his two sons; Joseph and Ralph and...
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Regina B. McConnell

August 2, 1926 - September 5, 2016

Regina B. McConnell (nee Buchan), 90, also known as "Jean"of Media died Monday Sept. 5, 2016 at home in her lovely apartment at Rose Tree Place in Media. Jean was born on Aug. 2, 1926 in Darby, PA to the late James and Cecelia Bridget (nee O'Casey) Buchan. Jean was the seventh of eight children and spent most of her childhood in West Philadelphia where she roller skated and played outdoor...
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Robert E. Fary

October 10, 1949 - September 4, 2016

Fary, Robert E. On September 4, 2016. Formerly of Eatontown, NJ and long time resident of Jacksonville, FL. Loving son of Gertrude D. and the late George T. Fary. Devoted father of Chad (Karen) Fary and Lisa A. Fary. Dear brother of Patricia Yuille, Lawrence Fary, Cathy Fary Desmond, Jean Fary Mego and Thomas Fary. Also survived by two grandchildren Zachary, Dylan and two great-grandchildren...
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Marjorie H. McCarty

March 27, 1931 - September 4, 2016

Marjorie H. McCarty (nee Pfizenmayer), passed away on September 4, 2016, at the age of 85, and was from Glenolden, Pa. She was a long time devoted member of the Catholic Daughters Court of St George Church #1575 and through them spent many hours making Rosary for the poor. Mrs McCarty was also the former Glenolden Borough Secretary for many years. Loving daughter of the late Jesse J. and...
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William F. Strain

October 19, 1923 - September 3, 2016

William F. Strain, age 92, passed away on September 3, 2016. He was he the beloved husband of the late Helen M. Strain; devoted father of William F. Jr. (Evelyn), James E., Thomas F. Strain & the late Patricia A. Strain. Dear brother of Margaret "Peggy" Strain, Rosemary Strain, Rita Dolcini, Elizabeth "Betty" Cirigliano and the late James Strain and Anna Phillips. Also survived by his 2...
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Teresa McLaughlin (nee McGlynn)

April 6, 1927 - September 2, 2016

Teresa McLaughlin (nee McGlynn), age 89, a longtime Sharon Hill Resident, passed away on September 2, 2016. She was born in Letterkenny, Ireland and came to the United States in1953 through New York and later moved to Delaware County, PA. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph McLaughlin. Teresa is survived by her children, Mary McLaughlin, Patrick (Mary Lou) McLaughlin, Theresa (James)...
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Domenic J. "Nick" D'Angelo

July 22, 1959 - August 31, 2016

Domenic (Nick) D'Angelo age 57 of Prospect Park, passed away suddenly on August 31, 2016. Domenic attended Interboro High School, graduating in 1977. Domenic loved going down the shore and drawing. But he found his passion doing tile work which he learned from his father and uncles throughout the years. He always had a smile on his face and always knew how to make you laugh. Predeceased by his...
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William Grant Shannon

April 4, 1932 - August 30, 2016

William Grant Shannon, 84, died at Barclay Friends in West Chester, PA, on August 30, 2016. He was born at home in Prospect Park, PA, to Kathryn G. and Edwin H. Shannon in 1932. Bill loved road trips, diners, a good tune, woodworking, boats, and conversation. He built beautiful things by hand: carved birds, furniture, a blue sailboat, and whole additions to houses. He justly seemed to his...
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Diane J. (nee Ritchie) Corsey

November 7, 1952 - August 28, 2016

Diane J. Corsey (nee Ritchie), age 63 of Norwood, passed away suddenly on August 28, 2016 after a brief battle with cancer. Diane loved crabbing down the shore and enjoyed traveling. She was a hard worker, and loved her grandchildren and her dog Nicky. In addition to her parents Walter and Marg Ritchie, she is also predeceased by her husband, Michael Corsey and her son, Michael Corsey, Jr...
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William M. "Bill" Stief

May 14, 1954 - August 21, 2016

William M. Stief "Bill", passed away suddenly on August 21, 2016, at the age of 62. He lived in Norwood for many years and was the hard working operator of Jack's Transmissions in Lester, Pa. Bill was an avid Sprint Car Driver for many years and loved to go Hunting. He also was very devoted to his family. Loving son of Elizabeth Stief and the late John A. Stief; beloved husband of Donna...
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Theresa "Teri" Hartney

May 15, 1953 - August 21, 2016

Theresa "Teri" Hartney 1953 - 2016 Teri died on August 21, 2016 at the age of 63. She was formerly of Prospect Park. Dear sister of Richard (Joanne) Hartney, Mary Scull, Thomas (Lisa) Hartney & Michael (Kimberly) Hartney. Also survived by her ten nieces and nephews & many great nieces and nephews. Relatives & friends are invited to attend her visitation on Thursday after 10am at the...
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Grace M. Ford

August 20, 2016

Grace M. Ford, of Sharon Hill, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Aug 20, 2016. She was predeceased by her husband, George Ford, and her siblings, Jack Collins, Margaret LeBano, and Ruth Peck. Survivors include, her children, Diane (Larry) Allman and George (Debbie) Ford and her grandchildren, Jennifer, Larry, Melissa, Amanda, and Zack. Burial: Saturday, 12 noon, at...
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Moira Orr

September 14, 1940 - August 19, 2016

Moira R. Orr, age 75 of Southwest, Philadelphia, passed away at home on August 19, 2016. Born in Scotland and emigrated to the U.S. in 1967. She was a Court Stenographer for the Philadelphia Court System. Moira is survived by her husband of 49 years, Joseph Orr and her brothers Ian and Robert McMillan. Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Saturday 10am – 11am at the...
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Carmen D. Scicchitano, Jr.

August 7, 1940 - August 17, 2016

Carmen D. Scicchitano, Jr. passed away at home on August 17, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He lived life to the fullest in work and play and enjoyed scuba diving, boating, and flying airplanes. Carmen had a booming voice full of laughter and emotion and will not be forgotten. He was predeceased by his son, Carmen David Scicchitano, brother, Dr. David Scicchitano, sister, Antoinette...
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Elizabeth A. "Betsy" (nee Baer) Schukis

May 21, 1933 - August 16, 2016

Elizabeth (Betsy) A. Schukis, 83, of Ridley Park, PA, on August 16, 2016. Born May 21, 1933, in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Daughter of Carl and Sarah (Yeeles) Baer. Graduated from F.L. Garrison Memorial High School, Shickshinny, PA in 1949. Received Bachelor's degree in Education from Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA in 1953. Married Thomas E. Schukis (deceased) in June 1955. Taught in Clayton,...
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Geraldine Marie O'Brien

June 11, 1949 - August 12, 2016

Geraldine Marie O'Brien, 67 of Folcroft died peacefully at her home on Aug. 12, 2016. She was born June 11, 1949 in Philadelphia to the late James J. & Geraldine M. (Shevlin) O'Brien. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph C. O'Brien and a sister, Margaret "Peg" Spadaro. Survivors include her son, Todd Jospeh O'Brien; Her sister, Patricia "Pat" Tonkinson;...
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Margaret F. Kelly Downey

October 17, 1939 - August 12, 2016

Margaret F. Downey (nee Kelly) age 76 passed away peacefully on August 12, 2016 at home surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of the late John M. Downey. Dear mother of John M. III (Telonia), Christine M. (Edward), Stephen L. (Dawn), Richard (Terri) and Margaret (Christopher). Sister of Pat Kelly and Jean Hallahan. Also survived by numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren and nieces and...
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Bonnie L. DeHart Missimer

May 31, 1950 - August 11, 2016

Bonnie L. Missimer, age 66 of Norwood passed away peacefully on August 11, 2016. Beloved wife of Len D. Missimer. Dear mother of Valerie, Timothy, and the late John. Daughter of the late John and Dorothy DeHart. Dear sister of Dennis, Terry, Dorothy, Debra, Michael and the late John and James. Also survived by three grandchildren Sean, Kevin and Justin and numerous nieces and nephews. Bonnie was...
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Patricia H. Ross

December 21, 1942 - August 10, 2016

Patricia H. (Trish) Ross Nee: Kaczmarczyk Patricia H. Ross passed away on August 10, 2016 surrounded by her loving family at her home in Springfield, Pennsylvania. Patricia was the loving daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Jane Kaczmarczyk. Beloved wife of the late William T. Ross and her second husband Hugh J. Pooler. She left behind her loving and devoted fiance Gregory Dean. ...
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Laura Frances Yadwisinczak

January 12, 1928 - August 9, 2016

1928 – 2016 Laura Frances Yadwisinczak (nee Cristinzio), 88 born Jan. 12, 1928 passed away peacefully at her home on Aug. 9, 2016. Laura, a lifelong resident of Tinicum Twp., enjoyed spending time with her family and going to the casino. A wonderful cook and proud Italian, she spent most of her life as a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph & Maria Cristinzio; Her...
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Joseph G. Cavanaugh, Jr.

January 2, 1984 - August 9, 2016

Joseph G. Cavanaugh, Jr. of Briarcliffe, PA died suddenly on August 9, 2016 at the age of 32. Loving father of Jameson Crux Cavanaugh, beloved son of Eileen (Frank) Lord and Joseph G. Sr., dear brother of Allison Condon, Dawn Cavanaugh, Michael Cavanaugh, Michelle Donaldson and Lauren Cavanaugh, step-brother of Frank and Tina Lord, Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing...
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Elizabeth Eves Bak

April 22, 1927 - August 7, 2016

Elizabeth Eves Bak, known to all as Betsy, was born Mary Elizabeth Eves, in Trenton, NJ, on April 22nd, 1927. Her parents, Julia D. Eves and William Eves, III, raised Betsy and her siblings, Miller and Rebecca, at George School, in Bucks County, PA, where her father was a teacher and administrator. She studied at George School, before attending Earlham College, and then spending her young...
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Anne Marie DiSante

September 10, 1968 - August 6, 2016

Anne Marie DiSante (nee Marren) Anne died suddenly on August 6, 2016 at the age of 47. She was the loving daughter of the late Thomas B. Sr. and Joan P. Marren. Dear sister of the late Thomas B. Jr. and Michael J. She was also the aunt of the late Thomas J. Wife of Keith DiSante, Devoted mother of Keith Jr., Amanda & Ashley. Dear sister of Kevin, Therese, Joanne, Christine, Tony,...
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Helen Kozak

September 25, 1924 - August 6, 2016

Helen Pauline Kozak (nee Tantaros), age 91, of Lester, PA passed away at home surrounded by her family on August 6, 2016. Helen was the only daughter in a Greek immigrant family with 5 brothers. She leaves her legacy in her relationships with family and friends. Her generous heart and spirit touched so many people through her almost 92 years. She was a lover of life, paying witness to more...
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Antoinette Della Franco

May 20, 1919 - August 6, 2016

Antoinette Della Franco (nee DeFlavees), on August 6, 2016, of South Philadelphia. Beloved wife of the late Dominic. Devoted mother of Lucille (Albert) Kuhn and Maria (the late Frank) Galbraith. Dear sister of Terri Maile, Lawrence DeFlavees, the late Carmella Solari and Pamela Carastro; also survived by 5 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend...
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Michael Thomas Murtha

February 1, 1957 - August 4, 2016

Michael Thomas Murtha 59, of Ridley Park died suddenly of natural causes August 4, 2016. Michael was born February 1, 1957 the son of the late John "Jack" and Adeline "Della"(Vietro) Murtha and was a graduate of Ridley High School. He worked at Fiocca Construction for a number of years and also Keystone Structures in Kennett Square. Michael was great with sheet metal and was always such a...
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John F. King

September 11, 1965 - August 4, 2016

John F. King, 50, of Eddystone passed away at home on the afternoon of August 4th. He graduated from Ridley High School in 1984, and earned a degree in Electronics from RETS Vocational School in 1986. He worked as a boiler room operator at Kimberly-Clark for twenty-six years, and spent his free time with family and friends fishing, watching movies, and barbecuing. He was a passionate Eagles and...
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John P. "Streety" Street

May 22, 1953 - August 4, 2016

John P. Street, Sr. "Streety", passed away suddenly on August 4, 2016, formerly of Schuylkill. Beloved husband of Lorraine; devoted father of John Jr. (Amy), Danielle (Daniel), Matthew and Christopher; dear grandfather of Jack, Matthew, Donovan, and Nicolette; dear brother of Patrick, Joanie Palombaro and the late George and Edward; dear brother-in-law of Carole Deemer. Relatives...
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Michael J. Farnese

August 20, 1957 - July 31, 2016

Michael J. Farnese, passed away suddenly on July 31, 2016, at the age of 58. He was from Sharon Hill,Pa, and formerly of Broomall, Pa. He was born in Lower Merion and was the loving son of the late Emmanuel and Marie Pimley Farnese. Beloved husband for 30 years of Lisa (nee Walton); devoted father of Kevin Farnese and Drew Farnese (Cynthia); dear grandfather of Mia Farnese. ...
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John "Jack" Huber

September 30, 1954 - July 25, 2016

John "Jack" J. Huber, 61 of Folcroft died Monday July 25, 2016 at his home. He was born September 30, 1954 in Philadelphia to John A. & Mary Jane (nee Reilly) Huber. Jack was a freelance writer and worked with companies such as Kingswood Advertising of Ardmore, PA and The Discovery Channel of Bethesda, MD. He was greatly loved by his family and many friends. With his quick wit, he always put...
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Elizabeth Anne "Betty" Keane

June 4, 1947 - July 24, 2016

Elizabeth "Betty" Keane, nee Hughes, age 69, died peacefully at home on July 24, 2016, surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Betty was predeceased by her husband Richard M. Keane, and her three siblings, Catherine, Brendan and Kevin. Betty is survived by her son, Shawn (Jennifer) Keane, her daughters; Erin Keane (Drew Mattson) and Shannon Keane (Chelsey...
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James Francis Jacobi

September 17, 1953 - July 23, 2016

James Francis (Jim, Jake) Jacobi, 62, of Norwood, PA, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2016. He was raised in the Stonehurst Section of Upper Darby. He attended St. Cyril's School in East Lansdowne and graduated from Upper Darby High School in 1971. Jim retired from US Airways after 20 years. He worked at UPS for many years following his retirement. He enjoyed visits with his grandson,...
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Patricia H. Gardner

April 12, 1940 - July 20, 2016

Patricia H. Gardner (nee Cassidy) "Patsy Girl" age 76 of Essington, passed away at home on July 20, 2016 surrounded by her family Patsy was a graduate of West Catholic High School, Class of 1958. She was an avid bingo player, big Phillies fan, and loved going to the shore with her family. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Michael J. Gardner. She was the devoted mother of Pam (Mike) Ward...
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Frank "Ben" Rossi

August 11, 1929 - July 19, 2016

Frank "Ben" Rossi, 86 of Philadelphia died Tuesday July 19, 2016 at his home. He was born Aug. 11, 1929 in Philadelphia to the late Joseph & Christina Rossi. Ben served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Julianna "Pat" Beckett-Rossi; Children: Frances Beckett, Irene McDevitt and Kevin McDevitt; And a sister: Sabina Pucci...
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