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DONOHUE FUNERAL HOMES

The over 100 year old family-owned and operated Donohue Funeral Home was originally located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at 54th and Market. The business today has funeral homes in Newtown Square, West Chester, Downingtown, Upper Darby and Wayne, Pennsylvania.

When the grandsons of founder John P. Donohue discuss the business, it is with a great deal of pride— with not only a sense of history, but also the caring and integrity demonstrated for the past 103 years.


Our Obituaries

Raymond J. Simpson, Jr.

May 21, 1939 - March 26, 2018

Raymond J. Simpson, Jr., age 78, of Sharon Hill, PA, passed away on March 26, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Raymond J. and Mary J. Simpson (nee Kalix). Raymond was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was employed over 30 years at the Philadelphia Inquirer as a printer. Raymond was a loving husband, father, stepfather, grandfather, great-grandfather...
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Alvera Dorothy Mascia

December 7, 1925 - March 25, 2018

Alvera "Vera" Dorothy Mascia, 92, died Sunday, March 25, 2018 at her home in Wellington Hall, West Chester, after a lengthy illness. She was the widow of the late Humbert Mascia who died in 1992. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Filomena Ciocca Moffa and Vitale Moffa. A graduate of South Philadelphia High School for Girls, Alvera was a retired beautician and medical...
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James J. Bailey

August 29, 1941 - March 24, 2018

JAMES J. BAILEY, 76, of West Chester, PA and formerly of Springfield, PA passed away on March 24, 2018. Jim graduated from Monsignor Bonner High School in 1959. He served in the Air Force from 1960-1967. He went to work at Jerrold Electronics in 1964 as a Sales Engineer and was inducted into the Pennsylvania and National Cable Pioneers. He was also co-founder of the Delaware Valley...
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James J. Harris

January 27, 1930 - March 23, 2018

James J. Harris, 88, of West Chester, Pa. passed away on Friday, March 23, 2018. Born January 27, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, Jim was the son of the late Samuel Albert and Mary Marguerite (nee Strohminger) Harris. He was the beloved husband of the late Marilyn (nee Canon) Harris; loving father of Elizabeth Helmich (Robert) of West Chester and Nancy Marvel (Paul) of Malvern; and devoted...
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Kenneth C. "Ken" Barnett, Sr.

April 26, 1931 - March 22, 2018

Kenneth C. "Ken" Barnett, Sr., of Exton, PA and formerly of West Chester, PA passed away on March 22, 2018. Born in New York, NY in 1931, he was the son of the late Julian "Jay" Lester and Phyllis (nee McKay) Barnett. Ken was raised in West Hartford, CT and attended The Loomis School, a boarding school in Windsor, CT. After high school, Ken's family lived for a time in Havana in pre-Castro...
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Elizabeth E. Sammond

January 23, 1920 - March 21, 2018

Elizabeth E. Sammond, 98, of West Chester, PA and formerly of Whiting, NJ, passed away on March 21, 2018. Born in New London, CT in 1920, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Rosemary (nee Sylvie) Saunders. Elizabeth enjoyed gardening, bowling, and going to the casino. She was a Cub Scout Leader and volunteered at a hospital. Elizabeth was skilled at baking and crewelwork. She was...
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George A. Webster

March 21, 2018

George Armstrong Webster, 90, of Newtown Square, PA, and formerly of Glen Ridge, NJ, died on March 21, 2018 at his residence at White Horse Village, PA. George was born in 1927 in Brooklyn, NY. He grew up in Greenwich, CT, and graduated from the Taft school in Watertown, CT. He then was a student at Yale University (Calhoun College), and when WWII interrupted many students' education, George...
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Marie Elizabeth McVeigh

March 18, 1921 - March 21, 2018

Marie Elizabeth McVeigh (nee Monteverde) of Drexel Hill, PA, was born in Brooklyn, NY to Paul and Amelia Monteverde (nee Devoto). Marie was predeceased by her husband Thomas A. McVeigh, and is survived by her children, Thomas Paul McVeigh and his wife Laurie, Joseph Aloysis McVeigh and his wife Gaye, Marie Emily McVeigh and her husband Bruce Kiesel, and Anne Ines McVeigh; her grandchildren,...
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Gretchen L. Davis

January 16, 1939 - March 21, 2018

Gretchen L. Davis (nee Leutheuser), 79, of Devon, PA, passed away on March 21, 2018. Born in Columbus, OH in 1939, she was the daughter of the late Robert W. and Dorothy E. (nee Krepps) Leutheuser. Gretchen was a 1956 graduate of The Columbus School for Girls and a 1960 graduate of Smith College, Northampton, MA. She was a Librarian at the Easttown Library in Berwyn, PA for more than thirty...
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Marshall L. Learn

November 10, 1929 - March 21, 2018

Marshall L. Learn, 88, West Chester, PA passed away on March 21, 2018. Born on November 10, 1929 in Hamburg, NY. He is survived by his wife Dolores E. Learn (Kolin), his children, Brian Learn, Halle Ruane (Learn) and John Ruane, Kevin Learn and Karen Learn (Ciancia) and his six grandchildren, Jake Ruane, Abby Ruane, Nicole Learn, Natalee Learn, Max Learn and Lindsey Learn. Marshall...
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Barbara Ritten

August 6, 1947 - March 20, 2018

Barbara Ritten was born in the Philadelphia area on August 6, 1947 to Mary Eckhardt Ritten and Philip Ritten. She was raised in Springfield, PA and then attended Penn State University where she graduated with a degree in Pharmacy. She moved to Pittsburgh, PA where she used her degree to work with Merck Pharmaceuticals. Barbara returned to Springfield when her father became ill and...
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Dolores A. "Doll" Muldoon

August 11, 1930 - March 20, 2018

Dolores A. "Doll" Muldoon (nee Dougherty), age 87, of Broomall, PA, passed away on March 20, 2018. Born in Margate, NJ, she was the daughter of the late John and Nellie Dougherty (nee McCarthy. Dolores was a graduate of St. Leonard's Academy in Philadelphia, PA. She had strong Catholic beliefs and raised her seven children by sending them to Catholic Schools which included St. Philomena in...
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Vivian M. Bianco (nee Morello)

December 27, 1924 - March 20, 2018

Vivian M. Bianco (née Morello), 93, of Downingtown, PA and formerly of Honeybrook, PA and Huntington Station, NY passed away on March 20, 2018. Born in Brooklyn, NY in 1924, Vivian was the daughter of the late Anthony C. and Vita (Colandra) Morello. She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony Bianco for 61 years; loving mother of Andrew Bianco (Marianne), loving grandmother of Mike, Joe,...
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Christina M. Gariano

August 11, 1921 - March 20, 2018

Christina M. Gariano (nee Aprile), age 96, a 60 year resident of Newtown Square, PA, passed away on March 20, 2018. Born in New York, NY, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Assunta (nee Passinallo) Aprile. During WW II, Christina worked for the Defense Department. She was also affiliated with the Knights of Columbus - Women's Council. Christina enjoyed painting and crocheting,...
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Edward D. Miller

January 30, 1941 - March 20, 2018

Edward Dennis Miller ("Big Ed"), 77, of Islamorada, Florida, died peacefully on March 20, 2018, surrounded by his family. Big Ed was a prince and a fighter. He knew pain and he knew great joy. Big Ed also knew that the ocean was one step closer to the divine; once he found the water, that is where he spent his life. Big Ed figured out a lot of things before most people did, including...
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Mary G. Kurka

September 12, 1946 - March 19, 2018

Mary G. Kurka (nee Mitchener), age 71, passed away on March 19, 2018. Born in Coronado, CA, she was the daughter of the late Harold J. and Mary Mitchener (nee Weyler). Mary served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War era. She received her Associate Degree from the Tracey Warner School of Fashion Design in Philadelphia, PA and worked for various clothing businesses. She...
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Maureen "Reenie" Pruitt

September 22, 1957 - March 19, 2018

Maureen "Reenie" C. Pruitt, 60, of Brecksville, OH passed away on March 19, 2018. She was the beloved daughter of the late Adriel Modglin and Frances (nee Connell). Reenie was a Spanish Professor at Cleveland State University and had her Master's Degree in both Accounting and Spanish. She had a passion for teaching, learning, her family, nature, and life in general. She embraced all people,...
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Ethel G. Lyon

February 17, 1944 - March 18, 2018

Ethel G. Lyon (nee Slade), age 74, of Media, PA passed away on March 18, 2018. Born in Urbana, IL, she was the daughter of the late Artie Ray and Dorothy Helen (nee White) Slade. Ethel was the beloved wife of William Lyon; the loving mother of Jim Lyon and John Lyon (Sandy); the devoted grandmother of Evan and Josh Lyon; adoring great-grandmother of Liam Lyon; dear sister of Tom, Larry,...
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Edmund J "Ted" McGurk

September 18, 1931 - March 18, 2018

Edmund Joseph "Ted" McGurk, 86, formerly of Berwyn, passed away March 18, 2018. Born September 18, 1931 in Philadelphia, PA to Edmund Bernard and Helen Homeyard McGurk. Ted graduated from Temple University Dental School and began practicing dentistry in the US Air Force on Guam where he met his wife. He married Josephine McLaughlin on August 17, 1957 in South Orange, NJ. He is survived by his...
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Mary C. Howe

January 2, 1933 - March 18, 2018

Mary C. Howe (nee Moranville), age 85, of Downingtown, PA, formerly of Broomall, PA, passed away on March 18, 2018. Born in Perryville, MO, she was the daughter of the late Leo T. and Gertrude Moranville (nee Tucker). Mary was involved with the Casserole Club for Mercy Hospice at St. Pius X Church, the Pro-Life movement, the Legion of Mary and the Charismatic Prayer Group. She enjoyed...
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James Lomax III

June 24, 1940 - March 17, 2018

James Lomax III, age 77, passed away on March 17, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Susan; son Paul and his wife Anita, daughter Tricia and her husband Michael; grandchildren Addison, Caroline, Trent, Shaine and Lauren; sisters Mary Anne Berry and Phyllis Weaver; many nieces and nephews and dear friends. After graduating from Central High School in Philadelphia, Jim earned a B.S...
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Joseph A. Ithen

June 1, 1918 - March 17, 2018

Joseph A. Ithen, age 99, of Broomall, PA, passed away on March 17, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Albert and Catherine (nee Mang) Ithen. Joseph worked as an Appliance Repair Man for Philadelphia Gas Works. PFC Joseph A. Ithen was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action near Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy. He left a sheltered position during the...
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Patricia M. "Patty" Dougherty

March 6, 1951 - March 17, 2018

Patricia M. "Patty" Dougherty (nee Murray), age 67, of Newtown Square, PA, formerly of Havertown, PA, passed away suddenly on March 17, 2018. Born in Darby, PA, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Mary (nee Bonner) Murray. Patty was the beloved wife of James Dougherty; loving mother of Mary Christine "Christy" Raftovich (Ted) and Michael P. Dougherty (Elizabeth); devoted...
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Paul Sarkahian

October 5, 1960 - March 17, 2018

Paul B. Sarkahian, age 57, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on March 17, 2018. Born in Lebanon, he was the son of the late Barkev M. and Isgouhi Sarkahian (nee Atamian). He is survived by his loving brothers, Mardiros and Vasken and loving sisters, Ani and Nora and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing Thursday, March 22, 2018 10:00-11:00 AM St. Mark...
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Robert John Locker

May 29, 1929 - March 17, 2018

Robert "Bob" John Locker, 88, of Wayne, PA passed away on March 17, 2018. Born in Bronx, NY in 1929, Bob was the son of the late Gebhard John and Lillian (nee Wagenhofer) Locker. Bob was the dear husband of Elizabeth S. Locker (nee Slocum) and loving father of Amy L. Krug (Robert), Susan L. Herd (Bryan), Donald J. Locker, and Nancy J. Biederstadt (Stephen). He was the dear brother of...
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Eileen Patricia "Pat" Kahl

September 12, 1934 - March 16, 2018

Eileen "Pat" Patricia (Hunt) Kahl, of West Chester, PA, passed away on March 16, 2018. Born on September 12th, 1934, in Far Rockaway, NY, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Teresa (nee McDonald) Hunt. Pat received her Bachelor's Degree in Education from Long Island University and attended graduate school at Columbia University. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother who...
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Helen H. Hoffman

February 18, 1920 - March 15, 2018

Helen H. Hoffman (Nee Mattisz), 98, passed away on March 15, 2018. She was the loving wife of the late John W. Hoffman and beloved daughter of the late Frank and Hattie Mattisz. Helen is survived by her son Gerard J. Hoffman, nephew Earl J. Sherwood and godchildren Gloria and Leo Corcoran Relatives and friends are invited to her Visitation 9:45 – 10:30 AM Thursday March 22, 2018 at...
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Jeanette M. Quigley

February 6, 1935 - March 15, 2018

Jeanette M. Quigley (nee Hudome), passed away on March 15, 2018, at the age of 83, alongside her loving husband, Joseph, and devoted family. Jeanette was a 1953 graduate of West Catholic School for Girls. She enjoyed word games, buying lottery tickets, watching Wheel of Fortune, the Phillies, and trips to Ocean City, NJ and other shore points. We thank God for the gift of Jeanette's life,...
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Mary Anne T. Dietzler

April 28, 1927 - March 15, 2018

Mary Anne Dietzler (nee O'Brien) was born on April 28, 1927 to James and Mary Anne O'Brien (nee Tague). The family resided in Glenside. Her mother died when Mary was seven and for a short time Mary and her sisters attended Fontbonne Academy in Germantown and her brother Jimmy attended Norwood Academy. She made her First Holy Communion at St. Luke's Parish in Glenside where her mother's family...
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Melvin "Mel" D. Canfield

August 30, 1943 - March 14, 2018

Melvin D. Canfield, Sr., 74, of Secane, Pa passed away on March 14, 2018. He was the son of the late Douglas D. and Reta (nee Taylor) Canfield. He served in the US Navy and had been employed as a power plant operator at the Philadelphia Navy Yard before his retirement. He enjoyed reading, watching the Eagles play, the National Geographic and History channels, woodworking and leather working....
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Jason P. Reyer

February 19, 1973 - March 14, 2018

Jason P. Reyer, 45, of Garnet Valley, PA and formerly of Havertown, PA passed away on March 14, 2018 after his courageous battle with lung cancer for the last 8 months. He never lost the will to live. Born in Darby, PA in 1973, Jason was the son of Gail E. (Vedetto) Reyer and the late John E. Reyer. Jason was the loving brother of Angela Gillespie (Jim); Uncle of Jimi, Eva and Vincent; dear...
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Dolores M. Bernot

November 18, 1930 - March 13, 2018

Dolores M. Bernot (nee Anania), 87, of West Chester, Pa., formerly of Morton, Pa passed away on March 13, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Florian & Della (nee Vivino) Anania. She worked as a seamstress well into her 80's, was known for her cooking, baking, and her desserts. She enjoyed dancing and exercising but most of all she loved spending time with her family, especially her...
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Barbara Howard Miller

February 11, 1932 - March 12, 2018

Barbara Howard Miller, age 86, of Kennedyville, MD, formerly of Gladwyne, PA, passed away March 12, 2018. Born in Wynnewood, PA, she was the daughter of Francis T. and Isabel Osbourne (nee Wetzel) Howard. Barbara was a graduate of Haverford High School and the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing. She worked briefly for The Timothy School in Berwyn, Pa. Barbara was a member of...
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Aurora Piraino

October 29, 1922 - March 12, 2018

Aurora Piraino (nee Laudato), age 95, of Boothwyn, PA, passed away peacefully on March 12, 2018. Born in Norristown, PA, she was the daughter of the late Rocco and Philomena (nee Iacavella) Laudato. Aurora and her late husband, Peter Piraino, owned and operated the Piraino Restaurant from 1961 to 1982. Then at the age of 57, Aurora graduated from Immaculata College with no less than...
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Joseph Scholes

September 12, 1947 - March 11, 2018

Joseph Scholes, age 70, of Wayne, PA passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 11, 2018. Beloved husband of Sharon Reardon; dear father of J. Greer Scholes (Heather), Molly Lowe (Todd) and Katherine Scholes; step-father of Michaela Reardon and Timothy Reardon (Leslie); loving brother of Judy Sovinski and Lucy Bottomley (Donald). He is survived by three grandchildren Greer Scholes, George Scholes...
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Henry He

March 10, 2018

Henry He of Berwyn, PA, age 59, passed away on March 10, 2018. Henry was a kind and generous man whose family was most important to him. He enjoyed traveling, playing golf, and especially entertaining and cooking for friends and family. He was a man with great aspirations who never gave up his dreams and goals. Henry was an international expert in developing complex and innovative...
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Mariane S. Peppler

July 18, 1930 - March 9, 2018

Mariane S. Peppler, passed away on March 9, 2018 at Lima Estates, in Media, PA, after a brief illness. She was the daughter of Peter and Erna Schneider. She was educated at West Chester schools and Syracuse University and was a life long resident of the West Chester area. Mariane had a long career with Hercules, Inc., Wilmington, DE. Mariane was a gourmet cook and world traveler. She was...
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Stephen Stitsworth

March 9, 2018

Mr. Stephen Stitsworth, age 71, of West Chester, PA, passed away on March 9, 2018. Born in the Mid-West, he made his home in Philadelphia, PA after serving in the military. He was the son of the late Dale and Betty Stitsworth. Stephen served in the United States Navy on the USS Taconic during the Vietnam War Era. He was employed by SEPTA and spent 38 years as Director of various city...
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Kathleen M. Cassidy

October 26, 1955 - March 8, 2018

Kathleen M. Cassidy (nee McGoohan), age 62, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of Kathleen G. McGoohan (nee D'Urso) and the late John E. McGoohan. Kathleen was a 1973 graduate of Archbishop Prendergast High School in Drexel Hill. She had been employed as a Secretary at the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Nursing. ...
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Ernest John Messersmith

August 14, 1931 - March 8, 2018

Ernest John (E.J.) Messersmith, Jr., Architect of Radnor, PA, passed away on March 8, 2018 at the age of 86. He was the beloved partner of Liz Thompson, loving father of Adrienne (Brian) and John (Fumi) and the devoted grandfather of Melissa (Tyler), Jeremy, Josef, Noa and Anj. E.J. maintained an architectural practice in Philadelphia for some 50 years, during which time he served as Vice...
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Percy A. Samuelian

February 9, 1925 - March 8, 2018

Percy A. Samuelian, age 93, of Springfield, PA, passed away on March 8, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Aram and Virginia (nee Kochounian) Samuelian. Percy served his country honorably during World War II in the U.S. Navy. He received the Presidential Unit Citation for extraordinary heroism in action. Percy was married to his beloved wife, the late Alice C. ...
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Arthur Steven Pusey

March 7, 2018

Steve Pusey of East Goshen, PA passed away on March 7, 2018 at the Paoli Hospital with his sisters at his side after a brief battle with cancer. Steve was born in Drexel Hill, PA and was the son of Dorothy Ann (Keehn) and the late Arthur Warren Pusey, III (Art). Steve was raised in Malvern PA, was a graduate of Great Valley High School and received his B.S. from the University of Delaware....
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David H. Phillips

October 10, 1925 - March 7, 2018

David H. Phillips, age 92, of Wayne, PA, passed away on March 7, 2018 at The Quadrangle in Haverford, PA.  Born on October 10, 1925, in Cleveland Ohio, he was the eldest son of Russell and Margaret Phillips. David graduated from New Canaan High School (CT), an Eagle Scout with a dream of flying airplanes. He learned to fly when he served his country as a Navy pilot during World War II. After his...
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Dr. Anthony L. "Tony" Tumolo

September 18, 1930 - March 7, 2018

Dr. Anthony L. "Tony" Tumolo, age 87, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on March 7, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Louis and Jenny Tumolo (nee Finocchiaro). Dr. Tumolo received his Ph.D from the University of Pennsylvania. Tony was also a proud alumnus of Saint Joseph's University, class of 1952 He was employed as a Chemistry Professor at Camden County Community...
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Carol Ann Theis

October 28, 1949 - March 7, 2018

Carol Ann Theis (nee Gannotti), 68, of West Chester, PA and formerly of East Lansdowne, PA, passed away on March 7, 2018 after an almost six-year battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of Bruce W. Theis; cherished daughter of Marie and the late Valentino Gannotti; loving mother of Nicole T. Wagner (Jon) and Jessica T. Castle (Mark); devoted grandmother of Naomi, Preston, and Cooper; dear...
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Frank X. Feller

March 30, 1926 - March 6, 2018

Frank X. Feller, age 91, passed away peacefully at home on March 6, 2018, after a long illness. Frank was born in Jersey City, NJ, on March 30, 1926. He enlisted in the U.S. Army following graduation from St. Peter's Prep in 1943. In 1946, after serving as a medic in the ETO in World War II, he attended Syracuse University and graduated in 1949 with a degree in English and a minor in...
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Joseph F. Schierse, Sr.

March 4, 1941 - March 6, 2018

Joseph F. Schierse, Sr., age 77, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away peacefully on March 6, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Paul J., Sr. and Sophia M. (nee Bolterstorf) Schierse. Joseph was a graduate of LaSalle College and was employed with Easter Seals as an Accountant until 1989. Joseph's most cherished love was for his family, children, and pets, Ginger and...
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Josephine M. Rowland

January 28, 1929 - March 5, 2018

Josephine M. Rowland (nee Fogliano), age 89, of Media, PA, passed away on March 5, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Eva (nee Camaratta) Fogliano. Josephine was employed for over 25 years with First Pennsylvania Bank in Center City Philadelphia in the Banking Trust Department. She enjoyed dancing and especially delighted in going to Ocean City, NJ...
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Doris A. Chambers

October 16, 1944 - March 5, 2018

Doris A. Chambers (nee Kelley), age 73, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on March 5, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Doris Kelley (nee Hand). Doris was a graduate of West Catholic Girls High School in Philadelphia, PA. Doris was predeceased by her daughter, Missey Chambers and her brother, Thomas Kelley. She is survived by her beloved husband,...
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Viki Doreen Amoroso

March 4, 2018

Viki Doreen Amoroso, 48, of Exton, PA and formerly of Downingtown, PA, passed away on March 4, 2018. Born in Paoli, PA in 1969, she was the daughter of Melinda (nee Tolles) and the late Guilford Amoroso. Viki was the loving sister of Cindy Amoroso, Jeanette Clark, and Lisa Amoroso and dear niece of Malorie Tolles. Services and interment are private.
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William G. Lewis

April 26, 1939 - March 4, 2018

William G. Lewis, age 78, of Bryn Mawr, PA, formerly of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on March 4, 2018. William was the son of the late John R. and Clara A. H. Lewis (nee Winnemore). William served in the United States Army. He was employed as a Retail Clerk for Acme Markets. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Anita Lewis (nee Curvan). He is survived by his loving children, William...
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Ronald H. "Ron" Rodgers, Sr.

July 26, 1939 - March 4, 2018

RODGERS, RONALD H., SR., 78, of West Chester, PA., passed away on March 4, 2018. Beloved husband of Elizabeth J. (Wisner) Rodgers; loving father of Ronald H. Jr. (Mary Ellen), William, Mark (Sherry), Jill Muzi and Keith; loving grandfather of Celia, Daniel, David, James, William Jr., Jackie, Carolyn, Charlie, Tyler and Kyle. Ronald was a 1957 graduate of Media High School and a 1961...
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Adele J. Conway

February 28, 1957 - March 3, 2018

Adele J. Conway (nee Grimaldi), age 61, of West Chester, PA and formerly of Broomall, PA, passed away on March 3, 2018. She was the beloved wife of William S. "Bill" Conway; loving mother of William "Bill" (Ida Pearle), Michael (Lisa), Matthew (fiancé Elizabeth Kessler), and Kevin Conway; devoted grandmother of Mckenzie, Mason, Emma, and Una; dear sister of Francine Fielding and Mario...
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Madeline H. Keating

November 21, 1935 - March 1, 2018

Madeline H. Keating (nee Renaud), age 82, of Clearfield, PA, formerly of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on March 1, 2018. Born in Frenchville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Edgar A. and Mary Ann Renaud (nee Johnson). Madeline enjoyed camping, the mountains, birds and covered bridges. Madeline was predeceased by her beloved husband, George D. Keating, and her siblings Martha...
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Florence W. "Fluffy" Davis

January 17, 1927 - March 1, 2018

Florence W. Fluffy" Davis, age 91, of Newtown Square, PA, formerly of Ocean CIty, New Jersey, passed away on March 1, 2018. Born in Philadelphia to the late William and Florence (nee Selkirk) Watson, Fluffy worked as a secretary for the Insurance Company of North America. She was active in her Church, Ardmore United Methodist Church, especially with their Music Program. She was devoted to her...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Anne Schweikert

August 28, 1944 - March 1, 2018

Elizabeth "Betty" Anne Schweikert, Age 73 of Holmes, PA, passed away on March 1, 2018. Born in Philadelphia in 1944, she was the daughter of the late William and Angelina (nee Hill) Schweikert. Betty worked as a Nanny in the Child Care Industry. She loved to go bowling and enjoyed spending her time making crafts. Betty is survived by her brother William Schweikert, Jr.; her sisters...
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Howard E. "Ed" Day III

January 31, 1955 - February 28, 2018

Howard E. "Ed" Day, III, age 63, of Prospect Park, PA, formerly of Southwest Philadelphia, passed away on February 28, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of Edith C. Day (nee Hinckson) and the late Howard E. Day, Jr. Ed had been employed as a warehouse worker and later disabled. He loved spending time with his family and his pets, Mr. Max and Randy. Ed was a wonderful, caring...
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Patricia A. "Pat" Williams

October 26, 1948 - February 28, 2018

Patricia A. "Pat" Williams (nee McCallin), age 69, of Willow Grove, PA, formerly of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on February 28, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Andrew J. and Jane C. (nee Clark) McCallin. Patricia was employed with Villanova University as an Administrative Assistant and retired in 2016. Patricia was the beloved wife of Richard Williams;...
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Marlyn Melasecca

March 23, 1946 - February 28, 2018

Marlyn M. Melasecca (nee Howe), 71, of Folsom, passed away on February 28, 2018. She was the daughter of the late William and Malvina (nee Walls) Howe and sister of the late William Howe. Marlyn worked in the surgery supply business for many years as an orthopedic technician. She loved her trips to Cape May, taking long walks with her husband, riding her bicycle and an avid animal and nature...
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William Booth

November 30, 1926 - February 27, 2018

William S. Booth, 91, formerly of Ridley, passed away on February 27, 2018. He is predeceased by his parents Clarence and Louise (nee Phillips) Booth and his beloved wife Mary (nee News) Booth. Bill was a proud US Navy Veteran serving during WWII. He was an avid nature lover, a very hard worker, member of Mt Hope Church in Aston, enjoyed working with wood and making clocks. Loved his Phillies...
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Carol Teetsel

December 20, 1931 - February 26, 2018

Carol A. Teetsel, 86, of Glenolden, Pa passed away on February 26, 2018. She is predeceased by her parents William and Alice (nee Protin) Teetsel , brother Walter Teetsel and sister Jean O'Donnell. Carol graduated from GlenNor High School in 1949 and then went on to receive her Master's Degree in Accounting. She was the Assistant Controller of First Penn Bank in Philadelphia for many years....
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Barbara J. Donohue

August 6, 1954 - February 26, 2018

Barbara J. Donohue (nee Blade), age 63, of Lansdowne, PA, passed away on February 26, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Emil R. and Eleanor M. Blade (nee Cantwell). Barbara was employed as Customer Service Representative with Huff Paper Company. Barbara was predeceased by her beloved husband, Leo A. Donohue and her sister Margaret (Jamie). She is survived by...
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Joseph "Joel" Gramling

July 5, 1937 - February 26, 2018

Joseph "Joel" Gramling, III, 80, of Exton, PA passed away on February 26, 2018. Born in Milwaukee, WI in 1937, to the late Dr. Joseph J. Gramling, Jr. and Marcella (Walsh) Gramling, he was the oldest son of six children. He graduated from Marquette High School and Marquette University. Joel was a proud Army Veteran, having served when the Berlin wall went up. He worked in Sales and...
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Charles A. Frederico, Sr.

February 25, 2018

Charles A., Frederico, Sr., age 74, of Bryn Mawr, PA and formerly of Springfield, PA, on February 25, 2018 He was the beloved husband of Cherry J. (nee Hodges); dear father of Rev. Charles A. Frederico, SJ and Denise M. Lorenz (Paul); grandfather of Sofia and Nicholas; step-grandfather of Jeffery and Benjamin; brother of Charmaine Williams (Glyn). Relatives and friends are invited to his...
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Janette Lillian Packer

March 18, 1933 - February 25, 2018

Dr. Janette Lillian Packer resident of White Horse Village in Media, PA, age 84, died on 02/25/2018. Janette's early years were lived in London, England during WWII. The bombing of London was of grave concern to many and children like Janette were evacuated to families outside of the city. This evacuation brought some interesting learnings, e.g., how to crawl under fences and poach rabbits....
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Francis James Felicioni

February 24, 2018

Francis James Felicioni, 26, of West Chester, PA passed away on February 24, 2018. Born in Drexel Hill, PA in 1991, he was the beloved son of Frank M. and Colleen A. (McHale) Felicioni. Frank was the loving brother of Nicholas R. Felicioni and Brenna A. Felicioni; beloved grandson of James R. McHale and Loretta and John W. Abt; nephew of Nancy and John Kates, Sharon Felicioni, Michael...
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Rita A. Wilent

September 11, 1941 - February 23, 2018

Rita A. Wilent, age 76, of Philadelphia, PA, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2018. Born in Chester, PA, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Nataline (nee Claplich) Bursich. Rita was the beloved wife of the late William Wilent. She was the loving mother of Michael W. Wilent, Valerie Wilent, and Jeffrey Wilent. Rita was predeceased by her 2 siblings. Relatives and friends...
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Susan Josephine Loucks Browne

September 7, 1966 - February 23, 2018

Susan Josephine Loucks Browne, age 51, of Broomall, PA, passed away on February 23, 2018. Born in Havertown, she was the daughter of Shirley J. (nee Keller) Loucks and the late James L. Loucks. Susan was a graduate of the Marple Newtown High School, class of 1984. She worked as a secretary at Culbertson Elementary School. Susan enjoyed quilting. She loved to laugh, and spending quality time...
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Norman Weir

March 16, 1929 - February 23, 2018

What is the measure of a man? When Norman Weir was born in 1929 in the humble little town of North Shields on the rugged northeastern coast of England, there was not a lot of anything to go around. His father, James, was a plasterer and painter, and his mother, May, was dedicated to taking care of their little family. A brother, Jimmy, was born, and then a sister, Mavis. In the early 40's, WWII...
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Melchor Pulido Mallare, M.D.

December 26, 1925 - February 22, 2018

Dr. Melchor "Mel" Pulido Mallare, Sr. passed away Thursday, February 22, 2018, at the age of 92 in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, surrounded by family. Mel was born in the Philippines on December 26, 1925, to the late Don Saturnino Mallare and Zoila Pulido. His parents died when Mel was a young child and so he was raised by his siblings, spending much of his childhood with his eldest brother's...
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Eleanor "Ellie" Howe

April 12, 1932 - February 22, 2018

Eleanor "Ellie" Howe, 85, of Downingtown, PA, passed away on February 22, 2018. Born in West Philadelphia, PA in 1932, she was the daughter of the late James and Frances (nee Granahan) Early. Ellie was a devout Catholic and became a Eucharistic minister at SS Simon & Jude Church. She was a member of the choir and also started a bereavement group there. Ellie enjoyed travelling and she...
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William A. "Billy" McHugh

November 11, 1960 - February 22, 2018

William A. "Billy" McHugh. Age 57 of Broomall, PA, passed away on February 22, 2018. Born in Philadelphia in 1960, he was the son of the late Thomas J. and Elizabeth (nee Crothers) McHugh. Billy worked for Bell Telephone for 28 years in the communications department as a Directory Assistance Operator. Billy is survived by his sister, Elizabeth Blackledge (Roy) and sister-in-law Patti...
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Robyn Patricia Brown

March 1, 1964 - February 22, 2018

Robyn Patricia Brown (nee Parker), age 53, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on February 22, 2018. Born in Lansdowne, PA, to Thomas Walter and June Helen (nee Olsen) Parker, Robyn was raised in Lansdowne. She worked as a Human Resource Analyst for Quest Diagnostics. Robyn is survived by her beloved husband Lawrence Paul Brown, her loving daughters Erica Macauley and Haley Brown, her...
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Mary G. Shannon

April 28, 1919 - February 20, 2018

Mary G. Shannon (nee Harkins), age 98, of Media, PA, formerly of Havertown, PA, passed away on February 20, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Bridget Harkins (Nee Coyle). Mary was a 1936 graduate of West Catholic Girls High School in Philadelphia, PA. Mary and her husband Don were married for 71 wonderful years. He fondly recalls, "I was very...
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Louis Alfred Gallo, Jr.

September 1, 1923 - February 19, 2018

Louis Alfred Gallo, Jr., age 94, of Lewes, DE, formerly of Yeadon, PA, passed away on February 19, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Louis Alfred Gallo, Sr. and Mary Gallo (nee Stalfieri). Louis served in the United States Army during World War II. He was employed as an Interior Designer. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Nicoletta Gallo (nee Scarano). ...
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John J. Reif, Sr.

March 4, 1937 - February 18, 2018

John J. Reif, Sr., age 80, of Glen Mills, PA, formerly of Clifton Heights, PA, passed away on February 18, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Albert and Marie Reif (nee McElroy). John served in the United States Navy from 1956-1960 on the USS Independence Aircraft Carrier CV-62. He was employed as a police officer for Clifton Heights Police Department for 26 years...
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John R. "Jack" Walsh

September 12, 1929 - February 18, 2018

John Rodgers Walsh, age 88, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on February 18, 2018. Husband for 61 years of Mary Mullen Walsh. Brother to Dorthy (Walsh) Kelly. Father of Mary DeMarco (the late Frank M), Margaret Carroll (Michael), Elizabeth Christians (Gerald), Dr. John Walsh (Lisa), Daniel Walsh (Maureen) and Joseph Walsh. Grandfather of 11 and great-grandfather of 3. John was a 1949...
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Francis J. Kelly, Jr.

August 19, 1928 - February 18, 2018

Francis J. "Corky" Kelly, Jr., age 89, of West Chester, PA, passed away on February 18, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy Mae (nee LeCates) Kelly; loving father of Kevin F. Kelly (Sandra Garrison) and Kathleen J. Kelly; devoted grandfather of Kyle and Devin Kelly, Ava Raimondi, and Bailey and Riley Garrison; dear brother of Thomas Kelly (Joan) and brother-in-law of Don and Lois Jones;...
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Eugene Anthony Minahan, Jr.

January 18, 1935 - February 17, 2018

Eugene A. Minahan, Jr., passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Crozer-Keystone Hospital Hospice with his loving daughters by his side. He was 83 years old, born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Eugene and Marion (Borzell) Minahan and was a life-long resident of Sharon Hill, PA. He served in the Navy from 1956-1960 on the USS Kearsarge and the Navy Reserves from 1960-1962 . Gene was...
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Joanne Corsetti

February 15, 1958 - February 17, 2018

Joanne Corsetti (nee Kennedy), age 60, of Folsom, PA, formerly of Southwest Philadelphia, passed away suddenly on February 17, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of Patricia Hilscher (nee Hendrie) and the late John Kennedy. Joanne was predeceased by her daughter Jamie Lee, her brother Jack Kennedy and her stepfather John Hilscher. In addition to her mother, she is...
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William J. Carbine

April 10, 1928 - February 16, 2018

William J. Carbine, 89, of Berks County, formerly of Folsom, Pa, passed away at Berks Heim Nursing and Rehab on February 16, 2018. He was the son of the late Harry A. and Marie G. (nee Walsh) Carbine. Predeceased by his sisters Marie and Kathleen Carbine. He is survived by his cousins. Bill was a graduate of Philadelphia Catholic High School class of 1946. He proudly served in the US Army....
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John F Haines III

December 15, 1939 - February 16, 2018

John F. Haines, III "Jack," 78, of West Chester, PA, and Wildwood Crest, NJ, passed away on February 16, 2018. Born in Royersford, PA, he was the son of the late John F. Jr. and Dorothy R. (nee Krugg) Haines. He was employed by Penn-Delco School District as a teacher. Jack was the beloved husband of Linda A. (nee Peterson); dear father of Bryan R. and Deron J. (Andrea) Haines; and grandfather...
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Edward W. Smith, Jr.

March 14, 1928 - February 16, 2018

Edward Woolman Smith, Jr. of West Brandywine, PA passed away Friday, February 16, 2018 at his home. He was born March 14, 1928 to Edward and Elsie Smith in New York City. On October 3, 1953 he married Helen T. Bilowz in Medford, Massachusetts. Ed graduated from Admiral Farragut Academy and Pennsylvania Military College. He served in the Army Chemical Corp. as an instructor. He enjoyed a 35...
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Anna Steel

March 2, 1931 - February 15, 2018

Anna ( nee Carlucci) Steel, 86, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on February 15, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Perna) Carlucci and niece of the late Mary Edwards (Perna). Anna was the beloved wife of the late Charles A. Steel. Dear sister of Philomena Harrington and Doris Steel and the loving aunt to her many nieces and nephews and to their...
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Betty H. Grebey

March 28, 1933 - February 14, 2018

Betty (Hewes) Grebey, 84, of Chester Springs, PA passed away on February 14, 2018 after a brief illness. Born in Sullivan County on March 28, 1933, Betty was the daughter of the late Jack and Hannah (Worthington) Hewes and the beloved wife of the late Charles Grebey. She attended high school in both Towanda, PA and in Mimico, Ontario Canada. Betty earned her Bachelor's Degree from Kutztown...
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Anna H. McCarthy "Nancy"

February 24, 1926 - February 14, 2018

Anna H. McCarthy "Nancy", age 91, of Jacksonville, FL, formerly of Newtown Square, PA, passed away on February 14, 2018. Nancy was an avid gardener, loved to crochet, a great cook, and was a devoted volunteer with Meals on Wheels. She was also an active member of St. Anastasia Church. Beloved wife of the late William P. McCarthy, loving mother of Nancy McCarthy, Patrick (Carolyn) McCarthy,...
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John Edmon Luke, Sr.

September 29, 1935 - February 14, 2018

John Edmon Luke, Sr., age 82 of Berwyn, PA, passed away peacefully on February 14, 2018. John was the son of the late Edmon George and Gertrude (nee Sanial) Luke. He was the husband of Maureen D. Luke (nee Durnan); the father of John (Lisa) Luke, Jr., Mary Kathryn (Kent) Boler, Tara (Jim) Ryan, and Kristen (Tom) Brooks; and the grandfather of Ned, Jimmy, Matthew, Luke, Andrew, Will, Charlie,...
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Salvatore Nucifora

October 15, 1928 - February 13, 2018

Salvatore Nucifora, age 89, of Newtown Square, PA passed away on February 13, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of Cirino and Rose Nucifora. Salvatore served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Salvatore was a hairdresser for over 40 years in Delaware County as well as a Cosmetology State Board Examiner. He loved to build fountains and enjoyed...
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Richard A. Byrd

August 25, 1945 - February 13, 2018

Richard A. Byrd, 72, of Secane, Pa passed away on February 13, 2017 at Taylor Hospital. He was the son of the late James A. and Frances DiAntonio Byrd. He was employed by Lacas Coffee Company as their plant manager for 40 years. Richard enjoyed watching Pro Wrestling, going to auto shows and working on cars. He is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years Jeanette L Byrd (nee Hawkins),...
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Thomas C. Maxwell

October 3, 1933 - February 11, 2018

Thomas Clark Maxwell died February 11, 2018 at Heatherwood Retirement Center in Honeybrook, PA. He was born October 3, 1933 in Oil City, PA, and was the son of Donald D. and Irene Sherman Maxwell. He attended Oil City Schools throughout his youth and was an academic graduate of Oil City High School in 1951. While attending OCHS, he played four years of football under coaches George Hartman...
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Joseph E. Dragonette

March 18, 1935 - February 11, 2018

Joseph E. Dragonette, age 82, of Penn Valley, PA, formerly of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on February 11, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Rigoletto and Helen Dragonetti (nee Morozzi). Joseph was a graduate of West Catholic Boys High School in Philadelphia. He received his Bachelor's Degree from St. Joseph University, his Master's Degree from George Washington...
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Daniel J. Knaebel

September 26, 1926 - February 11, 2018

Daniel J. Knaebel, 91, of Aldan, Pa passed away on February 11, 2018. He was the son of the late Daniel J. and Catherine M. (nee Britt) Knaebel). He was also pre-deceased by his daughter Kathleen Knaebel, grandson Joshua Walvick and brothers Edward and Joseph Knaebel. Daniel was born in Philadelphia. Once he graduated from high school he went on to college and received his Bachelor's Degree....
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William Eugene Aberts

October 22, 1937 - February 11, 2018

William Eugene Aberts, 80, of West Chester, PA passed away on February 11, 2018. Born in West Chester, PA in 1937, he was the son of the late Paul F. and Alice (Simcox) Aberts. He was the beloved husband of the late Eleanor Jean (Gorman) Aberts; loving father of Linda Aberts Christensen, Dana Jean Hassis, Terri Lynn Aberts and William E. Aberts, Jr.; loving grandfather of Ryan Christensen,...
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Robert D. Costigan

June 14, 1951 - February 11, 2018

Robert D. Costigan, age 66, of East Fallowfield, PA, formerly of Philadelphia, PA, passed away on February 11, 2018. Beloved son of the late Helen Lohbrandt (nee Keough). Loving brother of Denise Hecker and the late Patricia Markley, Joseph Costigan and Helen Costigan. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing...
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Richard E. Fry

May 11, 1935 - February 10, 2018

Richard E. Fry, 82, of Boothwyn, Pa. passed away on February 10, 2018. He was the son of the late Edward & Gertrude (nee Simmington) Fry. Richard has lived in Boothwyn for the past 24 years supported by LifePath Inc. His favorite things to do were going to the movies, eating out, attending parties and taking vacations. Richard especially liked attending his daycare program at CADES. He...
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Rosemary Aurea Murray

October 13, 1926 - February 10, 2018

Rosemary Aurea Murray (nee Quigley), age 91, of Philadelphia, PA, passed away on February 10, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Mae (nee Larkin) and Joseph Quigley. Rosemary was a 1944 graduate of West Catholic Girls High School in Philadelphia. She was a devout Catholic and a longtime, active member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Philadelphia. Rosemary...
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Norman C. Ritterson, Jr.

January 19, 1941 - February 10, 2018

Norman C. Ritterson, Jr. age 77, of Bryn Mawr, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on February 10, 2018. Born in Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Norman C. and Catherine (nee Heacock) Ritterson. Norman graduated from Chichester High School in 1958 and received a bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania Military College ( now Widener) in 1962. Norman served his country...
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Geraldine Lennox

October 23, 1934 - February 10, 2018

Geraldine (Geri) Lennox, age 83, a long time resident of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away peacefully on February 10, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA on October 23, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Grover Ronald and Katherine (nee Skelton) Hill. Geri was a unique and caring person who touched the lives of all who knew her. She was devoted to her husband and children. In addition to...
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Joseph V. Otto

September 28, 1954 - February 10, 2018

Joseph V. Otto, age 63, of West Chester, PA, passed away on February 10, 2018. Born in Darby, PA to the late James Edwin and Eileen (nee Doherty) Otto. Joe graduated from Monsignor Bonner High School in 1972 and LaSalle University in 1976. He was the beloved husband of Barbara Otto (nee Schearer). Dear father of Joseph Vincent Otto III, Kate Otto and Dan Otto (Chantelle). Loving grandfather...
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Grace M. Napoli

November 5, 1919 - February 9, 2018

Grace M. Napoli (nee Maiorano), age 98, passed away peacefully at her home on February 9, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Philomena Maiorano (nee Ciancullo). Grace resided in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia for 48 years before moving to Clifton Heights, PA. For the last three years, Grace resided at the Glen Mills Senior Living, an assisted...
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