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Our Obituaries

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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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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Helen C. (nee Street) O'Neal

April 5, 1933 - July 19, 2016

Helen C. O'Neal (nee Street), pased away at the age of 83 on July 19,2016. She was of Folcroft, Pa. Loving daughter of the late John T. and Rebecca Street; beloved wife of the late Gilbert; devoted mother of Gilbert O'Neal, John O'Neal, Thomas O'Neal and Charlotte Bateman (John). Also survived by 5 grandchildren, 2 greatgrandchildren, 3 brothers and 1 sister. Relatives and friends are invited...
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Katherine Mary (nee Halpin) Ross

November 6, 1925 - July 17, 2016

Katherine Mary Ross (nee Halpin) Of Clifton Heights passed away on July 17, 2016 at the age 90. She was the daughter of the late Aloysius and Mary (nee Lynch) Halpin. Katherine enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Salvatore Ross. Survivors; Devoted mother of Michael Ross (Gail), Debbie Nickles (Billy), Nan to Becky Nickles (Nicole)...
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Matthew Joseph Brady

September 28, 1946 - July 16, 2016

Matthew Joseph Brady, 69 of Holmes passed away July 16, 2016 at Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park. He was born Sept. 28, 1946 in Philadelphia to the late John & Anna Brady, Sr. Matthew proudly served in the US Navy and retired after 42 years employment as a Chief Sign Maintainer for SEPTA, where he was affectionately known as "Diamond Jim". He was active in many bowling, softball and horseshoe...
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William E. Hundzynski (Hump)

January 16, 1950 - July 11, 2016

WILLIAM E., "HUMP", HUNDZYNSKI on July 11, 2016, of So. Phila. Loving son of the late Bruno and Mary (nee Mackin) Hundzynski. Dear brother of James, Cathy Kosofsky, John and the late Joseph Hundzynski and Mary LaConte. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Viewing Thursday after 8:30 A.M. THE CAVANAGH FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 301 Chester...
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Joseph P. Lacey

December 12, 1946 - July 10, 2016

Joseph "Joe" P. Lacey, 69 of West Chester died Sunday July 10, 2016. He was born Dec. 12, 1946 in Philadelphia to the late John Paul & Jean (McFall) Lacey. Joe served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War and was a life member of the Clifton Heights VFW. He retired as a General Nuclear Mechanic for PECO in the greater Philadelphia area and enjoyed fishing, crossword puzzles, playing cards...
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Margaret (Peggy) Halfpenny

June 16, 1952 - July 9, 2016

Margaret (Peggy) Halfpenny passed away peacefully on July 9th, 2016 at the Taylor Hospice at the age of 64. Born in Havertown, PA, she was the daughter of the late Mabel and Charles Halfpenny. Peggy is survived by brothers, Charles, Richard and Donald, and sisters, Mary and Nancy (Anne). Her nephews, nieces and great nephews and nieces will miss their special, gentle, loving Aunt Peggy. She...
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Charles M. Harris , Sr.

January 1, 1953 - July 7, 2016

Charles M. Harris, Sr., of West Grove, PA, formerly of Delco. passed away on July 7, 2016 at the age of 63. Charles was predeceased by his parents Bet and Bud Harris and his brother Gene Harris. He is survived by sons Chuck (Diane) Harris, Jr. and Craig Harris, six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, cousin, Joe Wright and aunt, Joan Malin. All services will be private
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Carol E. (nee Cianci) Papale

April 2, 1947 - July 7, 2016

Carol E. Papale (nee Cianci) Of Holmes, passed away on July 7, 2016 at Crozer Chester Medical Center at the age of 69. Born in Darby, PA she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Florence (nee Countryman) Cianci. Carol was employed by Shop N Bag as a deli manager for 32 years before retiring in April 2009. She was a member of Covenant Fellowship Church in Lima. She enjoyed camp and...
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Robert P. Bodine

December 9, 1929 - July 5, 2016

Robert P. Bodine, 86 of Riddle Village, passed away July 5th 2016. Born in Trenton, NJ, son of the late Robert P. and Edith N. Bodine. A graduate of Trenton Central High School and Princeton University, magna cum laude BA in economics and Temple University, MA in education. Bob taught elementary education in the William Penn S.D., followed as a writer and photographer for the Town Talk. He was...
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Barbara A. Wills (nee Malloy)

August 28, 1937 - July 4, 2016

Barbara A. Wills (nee Malloy), age 78, from Glenolden, passed away surrounded by her family on July 4th 2016. Barbara was born in Bryn Mawr, PA and raised in Southwest Philadelphia. She was a graduate of West Catholic Girls High School Class of 1955. Upon her marriage in 1958 to her beloved late husband, William C. Wills, she moved to the Briarcliffe section of Darby Township where she...
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Theresa D. (nee Boyko) Grolsko

January 10, 1927 - July 4, 2016

Theresa D. Grolsko (nee Boyko), passed away on July 4, 2016, at the age of 89. She was formerly of Glenolden,Pa. Theresa was also formerly the Secretary to the President of Drexel University. Beloved wife of the late Leon and survived by 1 niece and 4 Nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to her calling period Tuesday (July 12,2016) 9am to 9:45am followed by her Service...
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Joan M. Dann Kempton

September 20, 1950 - July 4, 2016

Joan M. Kempton (nee Dann) age 65 of Essington passed away peacefully on July 4, 2016 at the Taylor Hospice House in Ridley Park. Dear daughter of Venita Bellis Dann and the late Paul Dann. Loving mother of Eric J. Kempton and Jillian M. Kempton. Sister of Paula, Gary, Mark, Barbara and the late Dana Dann. Joan was a graduate of Messiah College with Bachelors Degree in Nursing. A registered nurse...
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Thomas M. McPhee

March 24, 1950 - July 2, 2016

1950 – 2016 Thomas "Tom" M. McPhee, 66 of Norwood died Saturday July 2, 2016. He was born March 24, 1950 in Philadelphia to the late Thomas J. & Anne M. (Blaeuer) McPhee. Tom retired as a Ramp Supervisor from Continental Airlines but continued to love his work after retirement with jobs at Cabrini University, Walmart and most recently being a crossing guard for the Prospect Park and Norwood...
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William "Billy" "Bochey" Boch, Jr.

May 18, 1970 - July 1, 2016

William Thomas Boch, Jr William "Billy" "Bochey" Boch Jr, of Millsboro DE passed away on July 1, 2016 at the age of 46. He was born and raised in Delaware County and a 1989 graduate of Interboro High School. Billy was the inventor and creator of the CD Bucket. He loved to play and watch hockey, write songs and often attempted rapping them. Survivors; Loving father of Thomas and Shane. ...
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Thomas Linton Jones

June 10, 1950 - June 30, 2016

Thomas Linton Jones, 66, of Wilmington, Delaware, formerly of Media, Pennsylvania, passed away on June 30, 2016. He was a veteran of the United States Army, attaining the rank of Sergeant. He is survived by his two daughters, Chrystine Haldeman (James) of Exton, Pennsylvania, and Michelle Carney (Mark) of Atglen, Pennsylvania, his grandsons Matthew, Timothy, and Vaughn, and his granddaughter...
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George C. Wallace

August 29, 1923 - June 30, 2016

George C. Wallace age 92, of Middletown De., formerly of Glenolden, Pa. passed away peacefully at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. Beloved husband of the late Pearl S. Neroni Wallace. Dear father of Maria McSorley (Earl), George Wallace (Anna), Janet Fitzmier, Walter Wallace (Paula) and Robin Beward (Steven). Also survived by six grandchildren Alexandra, Aaron, Ian, Zachary, Wyatt and Cassandra...
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William J. Purcell

July 12, 1931 - June 29, 2016

William "Bill" Joseph Purcell, 84 of Philadelphia. Born July 12, 1931 in Philadelphia to the late William J. & Mary (Johnson) Purcell and died June 29, 2016 at Prospect Park Nursing & Rehab Center in Prospect Park PA. Bill was a Philadelphia sports fan of all teams and retired as a confectioner at Whitman's Chocolates. He also served in the Air Force in sac air command during the Korean War. ...
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James F. "Fred" Keller, Jr.

March 28, 1924 - June 28, 2016

James "Fred" Keller Jr. of Prospect Park died on Monday, June 27. He was born on March 28, 1924 in Ridley Park to James Sr., formerly of Philadelphia, and Mabel (Leake), formerly of West Virginia. Fred was a proud WWII vet who was drafted before finishing at Ridley High School. He served 25 missions over Europe as the Ball Turret gunner on a B-17 crew in early to mid-1944. After the war, Fred...
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Frances T. Wethman Danowski

July 31, 1934 - June 28, 2016

Frances T. Danowski (nee Wethman) age 81 of Lester passed away peacefully on June 28, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Charles J. Danowski. Devoted mother of Charles Jr. (Judy), Diane Simpkins and Doreen Arthur (Dennis). Sister of Elizabeth Janczuk and the late Evie (her twin sister), Norman and William. Also survived by 7 grandchildren Dennis Jr., Dianna, Kelsey, Deidra, Charlotte, Nicole and...
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John M. Hilscher

July 23, 1945 - June 27, 2016

John M. Hilscher, 70 of Tinicum Twp. Died Monday June 27, 2016 at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby. He was born in Philadelphia on July 23, 1945 to the late Herman & Julia (Martin) Hilscher. John retired as a Plater for L3 Communications (formerly ITE) and was a US Army Veteran having served during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Legion Post 4945 Fox Smith in Essington and...
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Natalie A. (nee Runkle) Hopson

July 16, 1928 - June 26, 2016

Surrounded by family, Mrs. Hopson went peacefully to be with the Lord on June 26, 2016 at the age of 87. Natalie was a longtime resident of Swarthmore. Born on July 16, 1928 in Harrisburg, PA, Mrs. Hopson fell in love with the borough the first time she saw it and settled in the area as a young bride in 1948. She was a woman of great faith and was a longtime member of the Word of Victory...
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Theresa (nee Smith) DeChiara

July 10, 1928 - June 26, 2016

Theresa DeChiara (nee Smith), former longtime resident of Glenolden, passed away on June 26, 2016 at the age of 87. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph R. DeChiara, devoted mother of Denise DiCampli, Debra DeChiara and Leigh McFalls, sister of the late Marie Nolan and Kathleen Kinsing, and loving nanny of six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are...
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Elizabeth M. (nee McVey) DeLacy

February 8, 1939 - June 23, 2016

Elizabeth M. DeLacy (nee McVey) , age 77, passed away on June 23, 2016, and was of Glenolden. Loving daughter of the late Bernard and Margaret Farrell McVey; beloved wife of the late Stephen J. DeLacy; devoted mother of Rev. Stephen P. DeLacy and Bernard M. DeLacy (Casey); dear grandmother of Braiden, Ella, and Bryce DeLacy; dear sister of Bernard McVey, and the late Margaret Glavin and Marie...
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John D. "Jack" Lythgoe

July 19, 1948 - June 23, 2016

John D. "Jack" Lythgoe Jack died on June 23, 2016 at the age of 67. He is a U.S. Marine who served in Vietnam & is a Purple Heart recipient. Jack was also a longtime employee of the U.S. Postal Service. Loving son of the late John & Evelyn Lythgoe. Devoted father of Shannon and Zachary Lythgoe. Dear brother of Sr. Anne Lythgoe OP, Marge (Michael) McGlinchey, Mark Lythgoe, Gerry...
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Bernice E. Shepeski

July 6, 1936 - June 23, 2016

Bernice E. Shepeski (nee Koslosky), age 79, passed away on June 23, 2016, of Glenolden, PA and Tobyhanna, PA. She was the retired business owner of The Pampered Pet. Bernice enjoyed crocheting beautiful blankets and prayer shawls which she shared with friends, family and made many donations to various local charitable organizations. Bernice touched the lives of countless people and will be...
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Elizabeth A. Sloss

November 11, 1926 - June 22, 2016

Elizabeth A. Sloss (nee Carey), age 89 formerly of Norwood, born in Girardville, PA, passed away on June 22, 2016 at Little Flower Manor. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert F. Sloss. Dear mother of Joseph Maxwell Sloss (Claire), Adelaide Sloss and the late Robert Francis Sloss. Also survived by her grandchildren James (Kim), Max, Mark (Jennifer), Kimberly (Shawn), and Patrick, seven...
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Fred J. Fink, Sr.

October 2, 1928 - June 21, 2016

Fred J. Fink Sr passed away peacefully on June 21, 2016 at the age of 87. He was the son of the late Wilbur and Ruth Fink. People are invited to the Cavanagh - Patterson Funeral Home 43 E. Baltimore Ave, Media, Pa 19063 on Saturday June 25, 2016 at 1:30pm. Family does request no flowers but instead contributions to the American Cancer Society P.O. box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK. 73123
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Violet (nee Zappasodi) Hudson

June 15, 1926 - June 20, 2016

Violet Hudson, (nee Zappasodi), passed peacefully in Doylestown, PA on June 20,2016 at age 90. Beloved wife of Teddy Ray (deceased). Loving mother to Wanda Lou Peters, Judy Mae and Thomas Edward Strzepek, Lauren Davis Hudson. Cherished grandmother to 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and 1 great great-grandson. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing 9am - 10:30am on...
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Carol Jean Zagorski

January 31, 1948 - June 20, 2016

Carol Jean Zagorski (nee Voytasek) 68 of Folsom died June 20, 2016 at Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park. She was born Jan. 31, 1948 in Lindin, NJ to the late John & Lucy (Skubish) Voytasek. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Voytasek. Survivors Include her loving husband Stephen J. Zagorski; Step sons, Christopher & Jeffrey Zagorski. Family and friends are...
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Veronica Calvarese Barbato

January 14, 1932 - June 19, 2016

Veronica Calvarese Barbato, passed away peacefully, Monday June 19, 2016. Born in Chester, Veronica graduated from St. Anthony's School, Notre Dame High School and went on to receive a bachelors degree and Masters of Education from Widener. She taught at Media Friends School and served on the Chester – Upland and Rose Tree Media School Boards. Veronica was a member of the Sons of Italy and...
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Jacqueline M. Garraty

February 9, 1995 - June 18, 2016

Jacqueline M. Garraty, Age 21, was born and raised in Glenolden, PA. Jacqueline passed away June 18, 2016. She was a graduate of Interboro Senior High School class of 2013. Jackie was a current employee of Wawa INC. Jackie was ambitious, courageous and free spirited. There was never a dull moment when Jacqueline was around. More than anything, Jacqueline loved spending quality time with her...
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Duane T. Fail

March 23, 1956 - June 16, 2016

Duane Thomas Fail, age 60, of Sharon Hill, passed away at home on Thursday, June 16th, 2016 He was born on March 23, 1956 in Newport, RI to the late, Sidney and Ruth (MacDonald) Fail and was a graduate of Sharon Hill High School, class of 1974. Duane was the owner of Fail's Cleaners/Formal Wear and Sun of the Beach Tanning Salon in Sharon Hill. Also in his career, he worked for Metro...
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James S. Brockson

January 7, 1945 - June 16, 2016

1945 – 2016 James S. Brockson, 71 of Morton died Thursday June 16, 2016 at the Crozer-Keystone Inpatient Hospice at Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park. He was born January 7, 1945 in Philadelphia to the late Harry C. & Elizabeth (Caldwell) Brockson. James was a retired truck driver for Bulk Transit and was a member of Our Lady of Fatima in Secane. In addition to his parents he was preceded in...
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Rita M. Rivello Alessandrine

February 25, 1931 - June 16, 2016

Rita M. Alessandrine (nee Rivello) age 85, of Glenolden passed away peacefully on June 16, 2016 at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Michael A. Alessandrine. Devoted mother of Janine Lee (Hubert Schrieber). Also survived by her brother Lawrence Rivello "Junior" and two grandchildren Brianna and Mackenzie. Rita was a member of St. George Parish in Glenolden; she enjoyed spending time at...
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Karen L. (nee Wallace) Newell

January 28, 1953 - June 15, 2016

Karen L. Newell (nee Wallace) Of Media On June 15th, after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer, Karen passed peacefully surrounded by family at the age of 63. Karen was often described as an amazing woman. She was a 29 year employee at the Delaware County Bar Association and was recently presented with the Liberty Bell Award at the Delaware County Courthouse on Law Day. She is survived...
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Charles George Dukes

November 1, 1948 - June 13, 2016

Charles G. Dukes, age 67, from Ridley Park, formerly of Norwood, passed away on June 13, 2016. Charles graduated from Chichester High School in 1966, he served in the US Navy for four years, and worked at Westinghouse Electric in Essington for 25 years. Following that he became a Union Insulator and finished his career as truck driver for Kamco Supply. He played baseball for Norwood in the...
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Archie Miller

September 17, 1921 - June 11, 2016

Archie Miller, age 94, passed away on June 11, 2016. He lived in Lester, Tinicum Township for many years and worked at Westinghouse in Lester for 43 years as a Production Coordinator. Archie was a proud World War II Veteran serving over 3 years in the infantry and two of those years in the South Pacific, earning him his most prized possession the Combat Infantry Badge. Archie was the...
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Ruth Mae Craig (nee Sheilds)

December 15, 1934 - June 5, 2016

Ruth Mae Craig (nee Shields) 1934-2016 Mrs. Craig died June 5, 2016 at the age of 81. She was predeceased by her parents George & Laura Shields. She enjoyed arts & crafts and was active with the Single Parents Society. Survivors: Devoted mother of Eileen (Frank) Lord, Billy Craig, Jimmy (Rena) Craig & Lynn Craig. Also survived by her eight grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren &...
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Thomas F. "Mr. O" O'Chuida, Sr.

August 15, 1941 - June 4, 2016

Thomas Francis O'Chuida, Sr. "Mr. O." August 15, 1941 – June 4, 2016 Thomas was born in South Philadelphia and resided in Prospect Park, PA, died peacefully after suffering with illnesses for several years. Tom worked for RHG (Philly Express Athletics) for 36 years. He was a Past President and Treasurer of Delaware County Field and Stream and Past President and Treasurer of Brotherhood...
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Raymond Horace Derrickson, Jr

March 19, 1959 - June 4, 2016

Raymond Horace Derrickson Jr. age 58, of Media, was called home by God on June 4, 2016 after a brave battle with cancer. There aren't enough words to describe this incredible man. Ray was Born in Bryn Mawr, PA and was a graduate of Marple Newtown High School (Class of 1977). He was a Supervisor of Production Planning and Shipping Departments for Pennsylvania Machine Works where he was a...
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Robin Carl Blum

October 28, 1952 - June 2, 2016

Robin Carl Blum passed away peacefully at home on June 2, 2016. He was born October 28, 1952 at home in Allentown, Pa. his mother Rosula Stein pre deceased him. Robin is survived by his daughter Chloe Blum; three brothers John Blum(Bobbie), Mike Moyer and Al Moyer(Mary); two nieces Michelle Latorre and Lisa Phillips and three nephews Chris Moyer, Brian Moyer and Kolby Moyer; great nieces...
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Alicia A. Collins

February 4, 1929 - June 1, 2016

Alicia A. Collins (nee Dunne) 87, formerly of Folcroft, died on Wednesday June 1, 2016 in Bear, DE. She was born Feb. 4, 1929 in Wayne, PA to the late James K. & Alice E. (Quigley) Dunne. Alicia was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandson as well as yearly family vacations to Wildwood, NJ. In addition to her parents,...
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Melody A. McKnight

November 11, 1954 - May 31, 2016

Melody A. McKnight (nee Casey) of Collingdale passed away on May 31, 2016 at Thomas Jefferson Univ. Hospital in Philadelphia. She was a 1972 graduate of Sharon Hill High School and an employee of Crozer-Chester Medical Ctr. Melody was the daughter of the late Catherine (Adorno) & Lemuel Casey. She was the beloved wife of Jack McKnight; Loving mother of Jack (Dana), Jeffrey (Denise) and Kevin...
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Gregg Sullender

January 15, 1959 - May 31, 2016

Gregg S. Sullender of Essington, formerly of SW Philadelphia and Colorado, passed away at home surrounded by his family, on May 31, 2016 at the age of 57. after a long fought battle with pancreatic cancer. Gregg was a family man to his core. His greatest joy in life were his children and grandchildren and any time that he got to share with them. He was a hardworking man and fought...
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James W. "Jim - Jim" Melrath

September 24, 1962 - May 28, 2016

James W. Melrath "Jim – Jim" Of Wallingford. On May 28, 2016 at the age of 53. Dear son of the late Mary C. Morris and Richard W. Melrath. Jim loved to fish, fly kites and was a painter by trade. Dear brother of Richard S., Robert L. (Sherry), Charles N. (Roxanne), Jane K. Graves (Thomas), Mary Beth (John), Victoria Torello and Linda Porter. Also survived his dear nieces Olivia Graves...
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Loretta A. (nee Baginska) Kowalewski

August 21, 1937 - May 27, 2016

Loretta A. Kowalewski (nee Baginska), passed away on May 27, 2016, of Folcroft. She was very loving and caring and a most forgiving person. Beloved wife of the late Casimir J. Kowalewski "Chas" ; very beloved Aunt of several nieces and nephews and dear sister of the late Doris Reed. Relatives and friends are invited to her Funeral Mass Friday 10:30am in the Church of St. George, 11...
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Herbert Lee Nichols

April 24, 1919 - May 26, 2016

Herbert Nichols was born in New York City, the second son of Ernest Lee and Winifred Riggs Nichols. Ernest was a nurse at Bellevue Hospital Psychiatric Ward and Winifred taught piano and voice at the Metropolitan Opera House. The family were members of 15th Street Meeting in Manhattan. In 1925 Herb's father contracted encephalitis lethargia. This "sleeping sickness" affected over a million people...
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Mary (nee Brasko) Batty

December 22, 1943 - May 23, 2016

Mary Batty (née Brasko) age 72 of Folcroft, passed away on May 23rd, 2016 with her husband at her side. She was formerly a native of the Meadows in Southwest Philadelphia. Mary was the wife of James Vincent Batty. Mary was a Eucharistic Minister, worked at the Ridley YMCA for twenty years and volunteered at Little Flower Manor. Mary was the beloved mother of Jimmy (Lori) and Michelle Smith ...
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Madeline (Umstetter) Gudelunas

June 13, 1922 - May 23, 2016

Madeline (Umstetter) Gudelunas, age 93, died May 23, 2016 at the Taylor Hospice Residence in Ridley Park. Madeline is survived by her son, Adam (Cathy) Gudelunas; Grandchildren Gina (Michael) Solometo, and Adam Gudelunas all of Pensacola, FL. Madeline is the Great Grandmother of Danielle (Tristan) Butler and Nicole (Jacques) Gudelunas - Carnahan. Madeline is the Great - Great Grandmother...
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Henry "Harry" Wallace

August 17, 1946 - May 22, 2016

Henry "Harry" Wallace, age 69 of Ruskin, FL passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at home with his family by his side. Harry was born in Philadelphia, PA on August 17, 1946 to the late William and Margaret Wallace. Harry graduated from Bishop Neumann High School and went on to work for E.I. Dupont at the age of 19, where he worked for 41 years. He retired as a New Business Development Manager in...
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Walter H. Ruber, Jr.

November 16, 1938 - May 20, 2016

Walter H. Ruber Jr. On May 20, 2016 at the age of 77. He was the son of the late Walter and Estella (nee Sullivan) Ruber. He worked at Westinghouse as a class A welder. After Westinghouse closed, Walt worked at WA Schmidts until he retired. He welded the famous "LOVE" sculpture in Philadelphia's LOVE Park. Walter was recognized by Westinghouse as a dedicated and outstanding employee. ...
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Warren Barry McLaughlin

February 3, 1942 - May 19, 2016

We will sorely miss him. The family of Warren Barry McLaughlin regrets to inform you of his passing. Warren Barry was born in Bryn Mawr, PA. He was the eighth child of nine born out of a union between Jesse Patrick McLaughlin of Dansville, VA and Frances Christopher of Carolina County. Barry attended grammar school in Chester, PA where the family lived on Peterson Street. The family...
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Daniel Blumenthal

July 3, 1938 - May 19, 2016

Daniel Blumenthal, age 77, died on May 19, 2016 at his home in Glenolden, Pa surrounded by family. Born to Samuel and Barbara (nee Sell) and raised in Hanover, Pa, he attended Eichelberger High School, served in the US Navy aboard the USS Leyte and graduated from Peirce College. His working career included jobs at Schmidt's Brewery, JB Slevin and Sons and Wachovia Bank. He was a Briarcliffe...
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Susan R. (nee Napoline) Nelling

June 13, 1952 - May 18, 2016

Susan R. Nelling Of Glenolden. Susan called home to be with her children on May 18, 2016 at the age of 63. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Jessie (nee Smith) Napoline. Besides her parents Susan was also predeceased by her children Marcus S. and Shannon Kerry Nelling and her brother Eugene Napoline. Survivors; Michael Nelling and her brother John "Jack" Naploine (Marilyn). ...
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James "Jim" Moretti, Jr.

September 8, 1942 - May 18, 2016

James "Jim" Moretti, age 73 of Media, peacefully passed away surrounded by his loving and devoted family on May 18, 2016. Jim was a lifelong resident of Delaware County, Pennsylvania and enjoyed the Jersey Shore. He lived the majority of his life in both Middletown Township, Pennsylvania and Longport, New Jersey. Jim started his own plumbing business, Moretti Plumbing, Inc. (MPI), in the 1970s...
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Glenn Martin Funderburg

August 3, 1951 - May 15, 2016

Glenn Martin Funderburg, age 64 of Lester, PA, died on Sunday May 15, 2016 after a hard fight with lung cancer. Glenn was a Veteran of the US Army. After his time in the service he drove heavy-duty trucks for a construction company as well as a disposal company. As a devoted family member he always enjoyed spending time with his two sons along with his grandson and granddaughter. As well as...
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Joan A. Ross

June 20, 1944 - May 14, 2016

Joan A. Ross (nee Hartman) Mrs. Ross died on May 14, 2016 at the age of 71. Beloved wife of the late Frank "Bumpy" Ross. Loving daughter of Mary (nee Lion) and the late Richard Hartman. Devoted mother of Richard (Trisha) Ross & Stephen Ross. Dear sister of Richard (Carol), Diane, John (Pat) & the late Mary Saunders. Also survived by four grandchildren: Stephen, Shana, Ryan,...
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