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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

Dolores Pawloski Sullivan

April 11, 1932 - May 26, 2017

Dolores Anne Pawloski Sullivan (nee D'Onofrio), age 85, of Media, PA, formerly of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on May 26, 2017. Born on April 11, 1932 in Bryn Mawr, PA, she was the daughter of the late Helen and Peter D'Onofrio and stepdaughter of the late Arthur Kauffman. Dolores was a 1949 graduate of Marple Newtown High School and a 1953 graduate of Penn State College, where she was a...
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Margaret Mary Blake

February 20, 1923 - May 24, 2017

Margaret Mary Blake, age 94, of Lafayette Hill, PA, formerly of Wayne, PA, passed away on May 24, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late John Patrick and Catherine Blake (nee Downey). Margaret was a graduate of Pierce Business School. She was employed as an Administrative Assistant for the Pennsylvania Railroad in Philadelphia . In addition to her parents,...
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Ruth N. Smith

February 11, 1921 - May 23, 2017

Ruth N. Smith (nee Diggins), 96 of Ridley Park formerly of Folsom died at home on May 23, 2017. She was the daughter of the late William and Mettie (nee Dodd) Diggins. She was predeceased by her beloved husband John W. Smith and siblings Evelyn Larkin, Lewis Diggins and Dorothy MacColl. Mrs. Smith enjoyed sewing, crafts, traveling and spending time with her family. She was the loving...
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John F. Dablin

May 11, 1929 - May 22, 2017

John F. Dablin, age 88, of Malvern, PA, formerly of the West Goshen section of West Chester, PA, passed away on May 22, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Jan and Anna Diablin (nee Delikawa). John served in the United States Army during World War II. He was employed for over 40 years as a Machinist for Boeing in Ridley Park. John is survived by his beloved...
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Jane Seton Watkin

July 11, 1928 - May 21, 2017

Jane Seton Watkin (nee Brereton), 88, formerly of Springfield, Newtown Square and Lansdowne, PA, passed away on May 21, 2017. She was the wife of the late Robert Francis Clayton, Jr. and the late George Stahlnecker Watkin; daughter of the late Francis and Sara (nee Oyler) Brereton; mother of William Robert Clayton and Lindsay Sarah Crosby (David); sister of Robert Marshal Brereton (Jane) and...
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Dorothy M. Leonard

October 2, 1920 - May 21, 2017

Dorothy M. Leonard "Dot" (nee O'Donnell), age 96, of Boonton, NJ, formerly of Philadelphia, PA, passed away on May 21, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Richard V.; loving mother of Michael (Patricia), Kathleen Fennell (Roger), Peter (Kelley), Julie Leonard (Win Englebert) and Regina Urban (James). Also survived by her 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her siblings,...
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Julia Pellegrino

February 2, 1921 - May 20, 2017

Julia Pellegrino (nee Bernardino), age 96, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on May 20, 2017. Born in Upper Darby, PA, she was the daughter of the late Giuseppi and Angela Bernardino (nee Angelia). Julia was employed as a Secretary for the United Food & Commercial Workers, Local 152. She retired in 1986. Julia was predeceased by her beloved husband, Francis Pellegrino. She is survived...
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James L. Cunningham

August 15, 1944 - May 20, 2017

James L. Cunningham, of Millsboro, DE, formerly of Springfield, PA, passed away on May 20, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Dorothy R. Cunningham (nee Henkels) and James L. Cunningham Sr. James served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War era. He was employed as an Accountant with Einstein Hospital. He retired in 2011. James is survived by his...
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Rodolfo V. Veneziano

January 6, 1933 - May 20, 2017

Rodolfo V. "Rudy" Veneziano, 84, of Milmont Park PA, died Saturday, May 20, 2017. Born in Curinga, Italy, he was the son of the late Angela (nee Bressi) and Mario Veneziano. Rodolfo was the beloved husband of the late Rose S. (nee Serratore). He is dear father of Mario V. (Janice) Veneziano, grandfather of Amanda and Evan Veneziano, great-grandfather of Kylie Veneziano, brother of...
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Helen M. Moughan

May 19, 2017

Helen M. Moughan (nee Heppard), of Philadelphia, formerly of Drexel Hill and Lansdowne, PA, passed away on May 19, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard J. Moughan and the devoted mother of Eileen M. Moughan S.H.C.J. She was a dear sister of Kathleen Kohlbrenner and of the late Margaret and William Heppard. Helen is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and...
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Robert E. Carney

March 26, 1927 - May 19, 2017

Robert E. Carney, 90, of Morton PA, died Friday, May 19, 2017. Born in Pittston, PA, he was the son of the late Agnes Zita (Gilroy) and William E. Carney. Robert was the beloved husband of the late Mary Ann (Scutti) Carney and is survived by his loving children Robert (Eileen), Teresa, Timothy (Lori), Joseph, Christopher (Colleen), Patricia (Jerry), Kathleen, John (Janice), Mark (Michelle...
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Catherine V. McCarriston

November 19, 1929 - May 18, 2017

Catherine V. McCarriston (nee Prince), age 87, of Springfield, PA, passed away on May 18, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph W. and Catherine V. Prince. Catherine was predeceased by her beloved husband, James L. McCarriston and her brother Joseph W. Prince. She is survived by her loving children Kevin J. (Lisa) McCarriston, Mark J. (Carol)...
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Donald P. Walsh

April 2, 1930 - May 18, 2017

Donald P. Walsh, 87, of Media, PA and Jupiter, FL passed away on May 18, 2017. He formerly resided in Newtown Square, PA, Villanova, PA, Flushing, Albertson and Garden City, Long Island, NY and Houston, TX. He was a 1948 graduate of Brooklyn Prep, 1952 graduate of Georgetown University College of Arts and Science, BSS Economics and a 1957 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, JD. ...
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Michael F. Glacken, MD

May 17, 2017

Michael F. Glacken, MD, 69, of Thornton, PA passed away on May 17, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Kathleen M. Glacken (nee Sperber); loving father of Matthew Michael Glacken (Mandalena) & Maura Kathleen Glacken; dear brother of Maureen Smith-Hartman (Ed), John J. Glacken, Jr. (Theresa), & Monica Arcana (Vincent); devoted grandfather of Crusoe Michael Mathewson & Alena Mae Glacken. ...
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Kellie M. Girling

December 26, 1970 - May 17, 2017

Kellie M. Girling (nee Radliff), age 46, of Chester Springs, PA, formerly of East Norriton, PA, passed away on May 17, 2017. Born in Camden, NJ, she was the daughter of John (Lynn) Radliff and Denise (Gary) Miller (nee McGeehan). Kellie received her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. She was employed as an Administrative Assistant for John Girling Hauling. In addition to her parents, Kellie is...
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Jonathan Michael Tribuno

May 17, 2017

Jonathan Michael Tribuno, 25, of West Chester, PA passed away on May 17, 2017. Born in Norristown, PA in 1991, he was the beloved son of Albert B. and Dawn B. Tribuno. Jonathan enjoyed family, music, movies and was a fan of Batman. Jonathan was the devoted father of Kendra Nicole Tribuno; beloved brother of Steven and Michael Tribuno. John was surrounded by many loving cousins, aunts,...
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Donato D. Mecca

January 7, 1934 - May 16, 2017

Dr. Donato D. Mecca, of Willistown, Pa., passed away on Monday, May 16, 2017 at the age of 83. He was a well-respected ophthalmologist in Scranton and the son of Dr. and Mrs. Donato D. Mecca, Sr. of Dunmore. Donato was a 1951 graduate of Dunmore High School, where he was valedictorian and science award winner. He was salutatorian of the 1955 class of the University of Scranton and was listed...
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Anita L. McBride

May 15, 1957 - May 16, 2017

Anita L. McBride (nee Teed), age 60, of Upper Darby, PA passed away suddenly on May 16, 2017. Beloved wife of Joseph T. McBride for 40 years. Loving mother of Tiffany A. Eastridge and Angel M. McBride. Loving daughter of Elizabeth H. Johnson (nee Belmont) and the late Ray Ellis Teed. Sister of Phyllis McLeod and the late Sharon Poore. Mimi of Calvin, Kennadi and Danny Angus. She was...
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Thelma Olivo Jones

December 9, 1924 - May 16, 2017

Thelma Marie Jones (nee Olivo), age 92, of Philadelphia, PA, formerly of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on May 16, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Silvio and Assunta Olivo (nee Matteucci). Thelma had been employed as an Executive Secretary for the United States Government. Thelma enjoyed Broadway musicals, traveling, classic movies, Christmas and Christmas...
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Mary T. McGovern

August 5, 1931 - May 15, 2017

Mary T. McGovern (nee Whoriskey), 85, of Media, Pa passed away on May 15, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Patrick Joseph and May (nee Breen) Whoriskey . Mary was a 1950 graduate of West Catholic High School for Girls. She loved Irish dancing, the Mummers, going on cruises, fishing, the casinos, playing bingo and cards, especially with her "Holly House" group. She always enjoyed dancing...
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Catherine B. Moore

July 21, 1919 - May 15, 2017

Catherine B. Moore (nee Elias), age 97, of Wynnewood, PA, passed away peacefully on May 15, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Earl Moore and David Bullowa. Survived by her son Stephen Moore (Joy), her grandchildren Loren Silverman, Caitlin Moore and Sharon Moore and her great-granddaughter Sydney Silverman. Relatives and friends are invited to her Graveside Service Saturday, May 20, 2017 1...
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Adele Bateman Donahue

May 14, 2017

Noted Chester County artist Adele Bateman Donahue died peacefully at her home in Wallingford on Sunday, May 14. Born June 22, 1930 in Chestnut Hilll, PA to Dorothy Cassidy Bateman and Edmund Alberta Bateman, Adele was the third of seven children, all but one of whom, Betsy Malloy, predeceased her. Adele attended Mount St. Joseph's Academy where she made many of her lifelong friends. After...
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Edwin J. "Ed" Carlin, Jr.

May 14, 2017

Edwin J., Jr. "Ed" Carlin, 80, formerly of Downingtown, PA passed away on May 14, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Bernice Carlin (nee Maiocco); loving brother of Joseph and John Carlin; dear uncle of Joseph, Larry, and Eddie Carlin; also survived by 4 step-children, 6 step-grandchildren, 5 step-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to his...
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Jodi Ann Smith

July 21, 1961 - May 13, 2017

Jodi Ann Smith, 55, of Rutledge, Pa passed away on May 13, 2017. She was born in Allentown, Pa and was an accomplished CPA specializing as a tax accountant. Her greatest love was her family and she adored her puppies. Jodi is survived by her beloved husband Michael Carey, her loving parents Joseph and Rachel (nee Gilbert) Smith, brother Mark (Danelle), sister Jan (John) Mauricio, several...
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Marjorie R. Campbell (nee Rail)

April 3, 1920 - May 12, 2017

MARJORIE RAIL CAMPBELL, 97, of Wayne, PA passed away on May 12, 2017 at her home. Marjorie was a treasured "down under" girl born in April 1920 in Perth, Western Australia. She was predeceased by her sister Joan Jenkinson and her loving husband, Edward, a highly decorated lieutenant submariner in the Navy who was stationed at the Fremantle submarine base in Australia during World War II. ...
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Thomas M Felder

May 12, 2017

Thomas M. Felder, 61, of Folsom, PA passed away on May 12, 2017. Born in Darby, PA in 1956, he was the son of the late Paul and Jane (nee Fries) Felder. Tom graduated from West Catholic High School. He worked as a Control Manager at Septa for over 30 years and then at the Ridley Bus Yard. Tom loved sports, especially the Eagles and the Phillies, and he had a passion for cooking. He adored...
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Maxine D. Manning

August 18, 1931 - May 10, 2017

Maxine D. Manning (nee Diefenderfer), 85, of Honey Brook, PA formerly of Springdell, PA passed away on May 10, 2017. Born in Mortonville, PA in 1931, she was the daughter of the late William "Elmer" and Josephine (nee Shahan) Diefenderfer. Maxine was the loving mother of Priscilla "Cilla" Manning; predeceased by her siblings Bill Diefenderfer, Jesse Diefenderfer, Margaret Hohl, and Louise...
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Angela G. Esposito

May 10, 2017

Angela was born on May 28, 1922. She was the daughter of Carmelo and Matilda Gangemi and was predeceased by her three siblings, Anthony, Carmelo, and Frances. She grew up in South Philadelphia and graduated from the high school there. In 1945 Angela married Joseph D. Esposito and they had four children: Joseph (Nancy), Anita Rauch (Richard), Robert D. (Suzanne), and David R. Angela was also...
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Ann B. Devlin

November 29, 1914 - May 9, 2017

Ann B. Devlin, age 102, of Berwyn, PA, passed away on May 9, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Blanchfield (nee Clancy). Ann was a graduate of John W. Hallahan High School in Philadelphia, PA. She had been employed as an Administrative Assistant for the John Wanamaker Department Store in Delaware and also employed at Hahnemann Hospital in...
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Regina A. McGinley

July 26, 1945 - May 9, 2017

Regina A. "Jean" McGinley, 71, of Berwyn, PA, passed away peacefully at Neighborhood Hospice on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in West Chester, PA after a courageous battle with cancer. Jean, the daughter of George and Elizabeth (McBride) McCarron, is survived by her husband of 43 years, Bernard, children Michael (Sarah) and Catherine (Andrew) Buzbee, six beloved grandchildren, Elle, Claire, and...
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Blanche Ostrom (nee Brodeur)

May 9, 2017

Blanche Ostrom (nee Brodeur), 92, of West Chester, PA and formerly of Naugatuck, CT, passed away on May 9, 2017. She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Ostrom and her brother, Raymond Brodeur. Blanche is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Brecker and son-in-law, Alec Brecker; grandchildren, Tommy and Sam; nieces and nephews, Raymond Brodeur (Angela), Jimmy Brodeur (the late Carolyn) and...
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Raymond J. Wilson

May 8, 2017

Raymond J. Wilson of West Chester, 92, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 8, 2017. He was the beloved husband of the late Virginia L. (nee Lockbaum) Wilson and the late Louella E. (nee Dawson) Wilson. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Henry L. Wilson and Bertha G. (nee Bender) Wilson. He was a graduate of Upper Darby High School, worked in Publishing until realizing his...
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Paul Robert Sundermann

January 2, 1929 - May 7, 2017

Paul Robert Sundermann of Melbourne, Florida (formerly of Cranbury, NJ and Broomall, PA) passed away on May 7, 2017. Paul was born on January 2, 1929, son of the late William Henry and Helen (Richard) Sundermann. He was the beloved husband of Joan O'Rourke Sundermann, to whom he was married for 54 years before her death on June 9, 2007. He was the loving father of Anne Maureen and Paul John;...
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James H. "Jim" O'Donnell

January 9, 1935 - May 7, 2017

James H. "Jim" O'Donnell, age 82, of Havertown, PA, passed away on May 7, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late James and Helen O'Donnell (nee Fisher). Mr. O'Donnell was the best husband, dad and grandpop. He was an avid reader and loved animals. He was Cub Master of Upper Darby Troop 209. He played and coached softball and baseball. He enjoyed backpacking and...
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Donald J. Patterson

May 7, 2017

Donald J. Patterson, 65, of Downingtown, PA, formerly of New York, passed away on May 7, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in Lockport, NY in 1951, he was the son of the late William D. and Dolores (nee Degan) Patterson. Donald worked as a Senior Manager with Aramark for 25 years, designing food service areas for sports stadiums, corporations, schools,...
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David Cary Fulton

May 7, 2017

David Cary Fulton, 50, of Downingtown, PA, suddenly passed away on May 7, 2017. Born in Bristol, PA in 1967, he was the son of the late Judith A. (nee Wolfe) and Robert C. Fulton, Jr. David was the beloved husband of Mary A. (nee Giltinan) Fulton; loving father of Ben L. Fulton, Cyle D. Fulton, Maya E. Fulton, Zackery T. Fulton, Alyssa J. Fulton, Tyler J. Fulton, Ciara M. Fulton, Audrey K....
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Hubert J. Gantz

July 1, 1942 - May 7, 2017

Hubert J. Gantz, age 74, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on May 7, 2017. Born in Darby, PA, he was the son of the late William L. and Catherine V. Gantz (nee McIntyre). Hubert attended Villanova University for two years. Hubert was employed as an Auditor with NEIS (New England Insurance Services) based in Connecticut. He retired in 2013. Hubert was a member of Garrettford-Drexel...
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Evelyn Louise Hutchinson

November 25, 1926 - May 7, 2017

Evelyn Louise Hutchinson (nee McCormick), 90, of Bryn Mawr, PA passed away on May 7, 2017. Born in Alton, IL, Evelyn was the daughter of the late Jack and Maurine (Gahagan) McCormick. She worked as a design architect and studied at the Illinois Institute of Design, where she studied under Buckminster Fuller. She was also the assistant Director of the Institute of Gerontology at the...
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Eleanore O. Dower

May 29, 1922 - May 6, 2017

Eleanore O. Dower, 94, of Newtown Square and formerly of Havertown, PA passed away peacefully on May 6, 2017 at Riddle Hospital. Eleanore was born on May 29, 1922 in Bethlehem to James D. and Elizabeth O. (Dunston) Dower. She grew up with her four brothers and two sisters in Mohnton before moving to Catasauqua with her Uncle Thomas and Aunt Helen Miles in 1932. She graduated from...
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Francis G. "Frank" Bannister

November 26, 1961 - May 6, 2017

Francis G. "Frank" Bannister, age 55, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on May 6, 2017. Born in Darby, PA, he was the son of Patricia Bannister (nee DiFrancesco) and the late Francis G. Bannister. Frank was employed at the United States Mint in Philadelphia as a Utility Systems Operator for over 20 years. He enjoyed fishing, camping, kayaking and gardening. In addition to his mother,...
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Kathleen B. Durham

October 5, 1946 - May 6, 2017

Kathleen B. Durham (nee Wollman), age 70, of Media, PA, passed away on May 6, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Isadore and Catharine Wollman (nee Conway). Kathleen is survived by her beloved husband, James W. Durham and her loving daughter Catharine Zurick (Robert Miller). Relatives and friends are invited to her Funeral Mass Saturday, May 20, 2017 11...
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Jo-Ann Smith

October 31, 1941 - May 6, 2017

Jo-Ann Smith (nee Faulkner), age 75, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on May 6, 2017. Born in Darby, PA, she was the daughter of the late Cornelius and Helen H. Faulkner (nee Hartmann). Jo-Ann was a graduate of Notre Dame deLourdes High School in Moylan, PA and was employed as a travel agent with Westminster Travel.. She was an avid reader and dedicated to her Catholic faith. She is...
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Steven M. Cechvala

April 24, 1956 - May 5, 2017

Steven M. Cechvala, age 61, a 27 year resident of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on May 5, 2017. Born in West Bend, WI, he was the son of the late Edward and Enid Cechvala (nee Davidson). Steven was employed as a Architect with the Philadelphia Zoo. Steven was predeceased by his sister, Beverly. He is survived by his beloved wife, Marguerite J. Cechvala (nee Palucci), his loving daughters...
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Alexander Bud Mattern

July 9, 1948 - May 5, 2017

Alexander Mattern, 68, of Coatesville, passed away on May 5, 2017. Born in Camden, NJ he was the son of the late Dr. Alexander W. and Bernice (nee Huntington) Mattern. He was a Vice President in the banking industry. Alexander is survived by his loving wife Elizabeth (nee O'Malley), his children Alex E. (Jen) Mattern and Beth C. (Brian) McVeigh. He is also survived by his...
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Ruth C. Polchek

May 26, 1924 - May 5, 2017

Ruth C. Polchek, 92, of Downingtown, PA, passed away on May 5, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late John and Alice (nee Lyons) Gross. She was the loving mother of Stephen J. Polchek (Alison), Marianne E. Dolan (Jack), and Kathleen A. Kennedy (Mark). She is also survived by her nine grandchildren and three Great Grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister Regina...
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Mary Margaret Quinn

May 22, 1937 - May 5, 2017

Mary Margaret Quinn, 79, of Upper Providence, PA, formerly of Ocean Ridge, FL, passed away on May 5, 2017. She was an elementary and middle school teacher in Piscataway, NJ for 42 years, teaching at New Market St. Elementary and Quibble Town Middle School. She retired and moved to Florida in 1996. Born in Scranton, PA in 1937, she was the daughter of the late William A. and Margaret (nee...
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Helene K. Jesnig

May 22, 1934 - May 4, 2017

Helene K. Jesnig (nee Rau), age 82, a resident of Newtown Square, PA for over 40 years, passed away on May 4, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Karl and Elizabeth Rau. Helene is survived by her beloved husband, Charles J. Jesnig, Jr., her loving daughter, Helene Jesnig-Warchol (Richard) and her grandchildren Meredith, Alexandra "Sandy" and Olivia Warchol. ...
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Ralph T. DiFulvio

May 17, 1922 - May 4, 2017

Ralph T. DiFulvio, of Philadelphia, PA, 94 years old, passed away on May 4, 2017. He was the beloved husband of the late Erma (nee Lambiase) DiFulvio, loving father of Ralph T. DiFulvio, Jr., Celeste D. Sparano (Anthony), Diane DiFulvio, dear brother of Anita DiFulvio and Elaine Oeste. He is also survived by his 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to...
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Marie Townsend

October 24, 1931 - May 4, 2017

Marie Townsend (nee Manning), 85, formerly of Brookhaven, Pa passed away on May 4, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Leo and Mary (nee Miller) Manning and the wife of the late Paul Toy, Sr., and the late Richard Townsend. Marie enjoyed reading, crocheting, going to Love Creek and spending time with her family. She is survived by her children Sharon Bertrand, Nancy Erhardt (the late...
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John James O'Malley

December 18, 1964 - May 3, 2017

One of Heaven's Very Special Children, John James O'Malley, 52, of East Goshen, PA, unexpectedly went home to the Lord on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. John was born deaf and blind and attended Overbrook school for the Blind in Philadelphia. He taught all who knew him how to appreciate life. He especially loved going to Wawa for a ginger ale. John was loved, adored and cared for his entire life...
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Dennis M. Egan, Sr.

May 3, 2017

Dennis M. Egan, Sr., 65, of West Chester, PA passed away on May 3, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Edith M. (McDonnell) Egan; loving father of Dennis M. Egan, Jr. (Marla), John T. Egan, Kaitlin E. Pellegrini (Kevin) and Brian P. Egan (fiancé, Shaun); adoring grandfather of Avery, Addison, Blaise, Ryder, Dylan, Jameson, Quinn and Shea; dear brother of Edward F. Egan, John T. Egan (Susan)...
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Doris A. Flail

October 12, 1918 - May 2, 2017

Doris A. Flail (nee Arnold), age 98, of Wayne, Pa., passed away on May 2, 2017. She was born on October 12, 1918. Mrs. Flail married Edward N. Flail on September 20, 1941. Beloved Wife of the late Edward N. Flail. Dear Mother of Edward N. Jr. (Cheryl) Flail, Marshall W. "Kip" (Amy) Flail and Pamela S. Flail. Nana to Edward III (Jaclyn), Matthew, Kelsey and Jackson Flail. Doris is...
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Lawrence B. Kirk

August 11, 1963 - May 2, 2017

Lawrence B. Kirk, age 53, of Glen Mills, PA, formerly of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on May 2, 2017. Born in Wynnewood, PA, he was the son of James Kirk and the late Teresa Kirk (nee Muldoon). Lawrence was employed as an Information Technology Director. Lawrence enjoyed fishing and baseball, but most of all he was devoted to his wife and children. In addition to his father,...
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Benjamin Franklyn Davis, Jr. "Frank"

June 15, 1945 - May 2, 2017

Benjamin Franklyn Davis, Jr. "Frank", age 71, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on May 2, 2017. Born in Atlanta, GA, he was the son of the late Benjamin Franklyn and Kathryn Isabel Davis (nee Baxter). He received his Bachelor's Degree from Gettysburg College and his Master's Degree from Temple University. He was employed as a teacher with the Yeadon School District and as a Principal with...
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Suhail Khader Tarazi

May 1, 2017

Mr. Suhail Khader Tarazi, of West Chester, PA passed away on May 1, 2017. He was the son of the late Khader and Malvina (Madbak) Tarazi. He was the husband of Leila (Aranki) Tarazi; father of Samar, wife of Yacub El-Tawil, Rana, wife of Maher Dabbagh and Maher Tarazi and his wife; and grandfather of 12 grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Service 1:00 PM Sunday...
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Kathleen M. Sheils

August 30, 1951 - May 1, 2017

Kathleen M. Sheils, age 65, of Havertown, PA, passed away on May 1, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of Michael J. and Elizabeth M. Sheils (nee Donegan). In addition to her parents, Kathleen is survived by her siblings Kevin (Marilyn) Sheils, Michael Sheils, Anne "Nancy" (Alex) Kovaleski, Denis (Therese) Sheils and Mary (Stephen) Shrader and her nieces, nephews,...
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Thomas A. Johnson, Sr.

December 2, 1943 - May 1, 2017

Thomas Alan Johnson, Sr., age 73, died on Monday, May 1, 2017 at The Fair Acres Geriatric Center. He quietly concluded his decade long battle with Alzheimer's Disease surrounded by many family members, friends, and some special staff members from the 1st floor of Building 8. Tom was one of five brothers born to Henry W. Johnson and Jane E. Johnson (nee Logan) on December 2, 1943. As a child,...
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Mary E. Looby

May 20, 1921 - April 30, 2017

Mary E. Looby (nee Huggins), age 95, of Havertown, PA, passed away on April 30, 2017. Born in New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Margaret Huggins (nee Cavanaugh). Mary was employed as a secretary for Pierce Archives. She retired in 1987. Mary was the beloved wife of the late Francis J. Looby. She was the loving mother of Sr. Kathleen Looby, I.H.M., Patricia Cotton ...
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R. Daniel Vetre

April 30, 2017

R. Daniel Vetre, 96, of Havertown, PA, passed away on April 30, 2017. Born in New Britain, CT in 1920, he was the son of the late John and Mary Vetre (nee Sangermana). Dan grew up shining shoes and selling newspapers during the depression. He served honorably in the Merchant Marines during World War II and crossed the Atlantic several times. Dan then worked as a Sales Manager in the carpet...
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John Joseph "JACK" Tegler

May 18, 1944 - April 29, 2017

John Joseph "Jack" Tegler, 72, of Springfield, PA passed away on April 29, 2017. Born in 1944, in Philadelphia, Jack was the son of the late Albert W. and Louise M. (Sharkey) Tegler, Sr. He was a 1958 graduate of St. Andrew's School, Drexel Hill, 1962 graduate of St. Joe's Prep and a 1966 graduate of St. Joseph's College. Jack was a successful salesman for The Gilbertson Group, a...
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Love Marshall

September 1, 1924 - April 29, 2017

Love Marshall (nee Auman) died peacefully at her home in Dunwoody Village, Newtown Square, PA on Saturday, April 29, 2017. She was born on September 1, 1924 and was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Francis E. Marshall, Esq., a prominent Philadelphia attorney, her beloved daughter, Michalisa (Marshall) Pugh Esq. and son-in-law, Carl Rist. Love was a strong and independent woman whose...
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John E. Coleburn

April 29, 2017

John E. Coleburn, 71, of West Chester, PA passed away on April 29, 2017. Born in Stockton, MD in 1945, John was the son of the late Edward and Evelyn (Nock) Coleburn. He worked as a Splicer Technician for Verizon Telephone. John was passionate about Model Trains and was a long time member of the Schuylkill Valley Model Railroad Club in Phoenixville, PA. He was also a member of the...
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Robert F. Bonsall

March 3, 1928 - April 29, 2017

Robert F. Bonsall, age 89, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on April 29, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Isaac and Isabella Bonsall (nee Morrow). Robert was employed as a painter for the Haverford School District. He retired in 1990. Robert was predeceased by his beloved wife Theresa M. Bonsall, who passed away in February, 2017 and his sisters Joan Ward,...
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David J. Bonagura

December 22, 1964 - April 28, 2017

David J. Bonagura, age 52, of Glenolden, PA, passed away on April 28, 2017. He was the son of the late Ralph and Eleanor Bonagura (nee O'Rourke). He is survived by the love of his life, Diane Knauer, his loving brothers Ralph and John Bonagura. Loving uncle of Heather. David was employed as a Grocery Manager at Acme Markets. He was a devoted Philadelphia sports fan, especially the...
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Kathleen Loisch

April 28, 2017

Kathleen A. Loisch (nee Cassidy), age 92, of Berwyn, PA, passed away on April 28, 2017. Born in Perry County, IN in 1925, Kathleen was the daughter of the late Nicholas Andrew and Mamie F. Cassidy (nee Foster). Kathleen grew up on a farm in Marion, Indiana with her four siblings. She moved to Philadelphia in her 20's and was employed as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone before...
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Lorne C. Burk

April 14, 1944 - April 28, 2017

Lorne C. Burk, 73, of Harleysville, PA passed away on April 28, 2017. Born in 1944, he was the son of the late Lorne H. and Virginia A. (Wilson) Burk. Lorne was born and raised in Red Lion, Pa and graduated from Millersville University. He spent his career working in the Textile Industry. He was an avid dog lover and his two dogs brought him great joy to his life. He was the loving...
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Harry C. Hoopes

February 27, 1953 - April 27, 2017

Harry C. Hoopes, 64, of West Chester, Pa passed away on April 27, 2017 at Chester County Hospital. He was predeceased by his parents Norman E. and Henrietta M. (nee Flerx) Hoopes and also his infant daughter Heather Anne. Harry was a lifelong West Chester resident. He was a former West Chester police officer, Army Veteran, member of VFW #106 in West Chester and Mensa member. He was also a...
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Anne E O' Brien

April 27, 2017

Anne E. O' Brien, age 97, of Upper Darby passed away on April 27, 2017. She is survived by her nieces and great nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to Funeral Mass Monday May 8, 2017 at 10:00 AM at St. Cyril of Alexandria Church, 153 Penn Boulevard, East Lansdowne, PA 19050. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, contributions to her memory may be made to St. Jude...
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Joseph P. Amato

March 19, 1923 - April 27, 2017

Joseph P. Amato, age 94, of West Chester, PA passed away peacefully, amidst his family on April 27, 2017, after a short stay at Park Lane Rehab in West Chester, PA. Born in 1923, in Grammichele, a small town in Sicily, Italy, "Uncle Joe" was the son of Salvatore and Maria Amato. He came to the United States at the age of 12. He graduated St. John University in 1946 and worked for E.R....
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Baby Lynail Brittany Bailey

June 18, 2016 - April 26, 2017

Baby Lynail Brittany Bailey, age 10 months, passed away on April 26, 2017. Born in West Chester, PA, she was the daughter of Jamal A. Bailey and Rebecca E. Walton. Her favorite colors were yellow and white. She loved watching "Paw Patrol" and the Numbers Song from Chu Chu TV. Lynail was predeceased by her maternal grandmother, Carrie Patterson and her paternal grandparents Edwinna Bailey...
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Margaret "Peg" Metzger

March 26, 1925 - April 26, 2017

Margaret "Peg" Metzger, age 92, of Primos, PA, passed away on April 26, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late John L. and Margaret E. Metzger (nee Casey). She was predeceased by her sister, Mary C. Watts. Peg was employed in the insurance industry. Peg acted as a second mother to her nieces and nephews, always generous with her time, often giving each of them...
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Patricia Ann Sullivan

April 26, 2017

Patricia A. Sullivan (nee Desmond), age 88, of Hershey's Mill, West Chester, PA, passed peacefully in the comfort of her own home with her family by her side. Pat is survived by her devoted husband Frank, of 67 years and their four children; Patti, Kathi (Xavier Vargas), Frankie (Karyl) and Marybeth (Rick Rose). Pat and Frank have nine wonderful grandchildren; Trish (Allan Law), Jimmy ...
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Marie Theresa "Tink" Deeck

September 7, 1931 - April 26, 2017

Marie Theresa "Tink" Deeck (nee Retzbach), 85, of West Chester, formerly of Morton, PA passed away peacefully on April 26, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Emmett and Helen Louise (nee MacEntee) Retzbach. "Tink" loved the shore, especially Cape May and Stone Harbor. She was a passionate Phillies fan and also a lifetime member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. She was the beloved...
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Solita R. Hanna

March 7, 1927 - April 26, 2017

Solita R. Hanna (nee Muruaga), 90, of West Chester, PA (formerly for Garden City, NY) passed away on April 26, 2017. Born in Brooklyn, NY in 1927, she was the daughter of the late Julian and Soledad (nee Alvarez) Muruaga. Solita was the loving mother of Theresa Vassalotti (Gregory), John J. Hanna, Elizabeth Hanna-Train (William), Solita M. Hanna (Mie Jensen), and the late Maureen Hanna;...
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Marianne T. Stewart

March 6, 1943 - April 25, 2017

Marianne T. Stewart (nee Lobis), age 74, of King of Prussia, PA, passed away on April 25, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Carmen and Anne Lobis (nee Melizia). Marianne was a 1961 graduate of West Catholic Girls High School and a 1982 graduate of Saint Joseph University, both in Philadelphia, PA. She was employed as a Career Counselor at Saint Joseph's...
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Phyllis W. Taylor

September 14, 1947 - April 24, 2017

Phyllis W. Taylor, 69, of Devon, PA passed away on April 24, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Charles A. and Phyllis (nee Schutsky) Williams and the beloved wife of the late Christopher J. Taylor. Phyllis was previously employed as a Manager for Bell Atlantic. A longtime resident of Devon she loved all the neighborhood pets and often carried treats for all her furry friends. She...
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Warren T. Miller, Jr.

October 11, 1927 - April 24, 2017

Warren T. Miller, Jr., 89, of Morton, Pa passed away peacefully at home on April 24, 2017. He was the son of the late Warren T. and Edna (nee Thomas) Miller. Warren was a graduate of Bartrum High School, served in the U.S. Army during WWII, loved classical music, going to the beach, playing golf and going to the Ridley Twp Swim Club with family and friends. He is survived by his beloved...
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Elaine Rose Fahy

January 18, 1936 - April 24, 2017

Elaine Rose Fahy (nee White), age 81, a 51 year resident of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on April 24, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late William S. and Florence White (nee Roberts). Elaine Rose was a graduate of Upper Darby High School. She was employed at the Chilton Company in Philadelphia, and at Clifton Precision in Drexel Hill, PA, which moved to...
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Elsie K. Muntz

November 9, 1930 - April 23, 2017

Elsie K. Muntz (nee Kerasec), age 86, of Havertown, PA, passed away on April 23, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Mary Kerasec (nee Bullock). Elsie was a 1948 graduate of West Philadelphia High School. She loved gambling, going to the casinos, talking to her friends and making new friends. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were...
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Donald J. "Don" Roberts

August 29, 1929 - April 23, 2017

Donald J. "Don" Roberts, age 87, died on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Neighborhood Hospice, a loving and caring community in West Chester, PA. While there, Don was surrounded by many family members, friends, and a variety of incredible staff of the hospice. Other family members and a multitude of friends were there in spirit and prayer. Don was born and raised in Woodside, NY. Immediate family...
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Neal Shepard, Jr.

February 9, 1938 - April 21, 2017

Neal F. Shepard, Jr., 79, a resident of King of Prussia PA since 1967, passed away at Paoli Hospital on April 21, 2017 after a long battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. A retired aerospace engineer, he and his wife, Faith L. (Crane) Shepard observed their 55th wedding anniversary on November 18th, of last year. Born February 9, 1938 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Neal F. and...
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Ruth D. Fisher

January 24, 1924 - April 20, 2017

Ruth D. Fisher (nee Deitsch), age 93, of Media, PA, formerly of Springfield, PA, passed away on April 20, 2017. Born in Detroit, MI, she was the daughter of the late Romeo T. and Minnie M. Deitsch (nee Hutzler). Ruth was a graduate of Western High School in Detroit, MI. She received her B.A. and Master's degrees from Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL. She was a former member of the First...
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Joseph Plotner

April 20, 2017

Joseph Donald Plotner, Sr., "Poppy", 96, of Swarthmore, passed away on April 20, 2017. Born in Coatesville, PA he was the son of the late Joseph F. and Elsie Mildred (nee Widener) Plotner. Joseph worked in the insurance industry for many years. He was also a WWII Navy veteran and was active in the VFW Post 5428. Joseph is survived by his loving wife Anna Marie "Nancy" (nee Ryan), devoted...
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Michael D. Abel

September 22, 1978 - April 20, 2017

Michael D. Abel, age 38, of Quakertown, PA, formerly of Upper Darby, PA, passed away suddenly on April 20, 2017. Born in Upper Darby, PA, he was the son of Paul and Letty Abel (nee Lobb). Michael was self-employed in the painting industry. In addition to his parents, Michael is survived by his beloved wife, Anna Abel (nee Crouthamel), his loving children Daniel and Amelia Abel, his...
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Michael P. Nass

May 9, 1942 - April 20, 2017

Michael Patrick Nass, age 74, of Philadelphia, PA and Port St. John, FL, passed away on April 20, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1942, Michael was the beloved youngest son of the late Joseph and Julia (Mount) Nass. He served honorably in the US Navy in Guantanamo Bay during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Michael was a retired Philadelphia Police Officer, having served from 1966-1988. In...
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Susan Bradley

December 24, 1932 - April 20, 2017

Susan Bradley (nee Gallagher), age 84, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on April 20, 2017. Born in Drumbarron, Frosses, Donegal Ireland, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Annie Gallagher (nee McGroary). Susan was employed as a hostess at the Merion Cricket Club. Susan was predeceased by her beloved husband, Bernard J. Bradley. She is survived by her loving children Michael ...
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Katherine E. Hooper

February 21, 1921 - April 19, 2017

Katherine E. Hooper (nee Riffert), 96, of Aldan, PA passed away on April 19, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1921, she was the daughter of the late Charles J. and Susan Riffert (nee Elfrey), She was a longtime member of Holy Spirit Lutheran Church. Katherine was the beloved wife of the late Richard C. Hooper; loving mother of Susan Lee (Christopher) and Nancy Hooper; devoted...
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James F. Murphy, Sr.

February 13, 1922 - April 18, 2017

James F. Murphy, Sr., 95, passed away on April 18, 2017. He will be remembered as "A Character with Character!" Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1922, James was the beloved son of the late Luke and Catherine (O'Donnell) Murphy. He was raised in Fairmount, lived in Southwest Philly, Havertown, and finally White Horse Manor. James served honorably in the US Navy during World War II on the USS...
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Lola M. Fusco

March 4, 1924 - April 16, 2017

Lola M. Fusco (nee Brillhart), age 93, of Bechtelsville, PA, formerly of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on April 16, 2017. Born in Herman, IL, she was the daughter of Chester and Ethyl Brillhart (nee Horner). She moved to Pennsylvania in 1945. Lola was employed as a Labor and Delivery nurse at Chester Hospital, Taylor Hospital and finally at Springfield Hospital until her retirement. ...
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Carole A. Delvecchio

May 23, 1947 - April 16, 2017

Carole A. Delvecchio (nee Beckman), age 69, of Broomall, PA, formerly of Havertown, PA, passed away on April 16, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Nettie Beckman (nee Grey). Carole was a graduate of Roxborough High School and Pierce Business School. She was employed in sales and marketing. Carole was a kind, loving mother and grandmom, a tireless...
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Gilda L. Busillo

February 6, 1920 - April 16, 2017

Gilda L. Busillo (nee Zungolo), age 97, of Drexel Hill, PA, formerly of Brigantine, NJ and the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia, PA, passed away on April 16, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Angelo and Pasqalina Zungolo. Gilda was the beloved wife of the late Nicholas E. Busillo. Loving mother of Nicholas (Janet) Busillo, Sr., M.D. and the late John ...
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Charles J. "Bud" Greskoff

September 14, 1951 - April 16, 2017

Charles J. Greskoff, 65, of Morton, PA passed away on April 16, 2017. Born in Darby in 1951, Charles was the son of the late Charles and Helen (Herisher) Greskoff. He was an electrician with local 98 and a former Swarthmore Volunteer Fireman. Charles was an avid collector of coins and oddities. He enjoyed classic movies and his mountain house. He was extremely kind and loyal man, who...
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Peter A. McGee

February 24, 1938 - April 15, 2017

Peter A. McGee, of Broomall, PA and Fintown, Co. Donegal, Ireland, passed away on April 15, 2017. Beloved husband of Kathleen (nee Breen). Devoted father to Colleen McGee, Jennifer Pietrzykowski (Greg), Erin Toomey (Craig) and Patrick (Kristyn) McGee. Proud grandfather of Chloe, Ethan, Corinne, Ella, Avery, Olivia, Pete, Brody, Piper and Quinn. Brother of Kathleen Boles (Christopher),...
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Mary Ann Campanella

April 15, 2017

Mary Ann Campanella (nee Sherry), 70, of West Chester, PA peacefully passed away on April 15, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1947, Mary Ann was the beloved wife of Sebastian "Sonny" Campanella with whom she shared 22 years of marriage; the dedicated daughter of Margaret Mary (nee Keating) Sherry and the late Vincent B. Sherry; loving mother of Meg Taft (David), Duke Gleeson, and Ann Gleeson...
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James J. Wilson

November 15, 1950 - April 15, 2017

James J. Wilson of Havertown, PA, passed away on April 15, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was 66 years of age. Born in Darby, PA, he was the son of the late James "Nuke" and Alice "Dolly" (nee Field) Wilson. He was a life-long resident of Upper Darby Township. Jim graduated Monsignor Bonner High School in 1968. He was an Army Veteran who served in Vietnam. Trained as a carpenter, he worked as...
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Norine Jarrett

November 14, 1927 - April 14, 2017

Norine Jarrett (née McHugh), 89, of Newtown Square, PA passed away on April 14, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1927, Norine was the beloved daughter of the late John and Katherine (née Nickels) McHugh. She was the business owner of a Children's Clothing Store in Newtown Square, PA. She was the beloved wife of the late George J. Jarrett, Jr.; loving mother of Norine Kapalka (Bob)...
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Eileen Marie Ramspacher

April 13, 2017

Eileen Marie Ramspacher (nee McGovern), 96, of Media, PA and formerly of Havertown, PA, passed away on April 13, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, in 1920, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Margaret McGovern (nee Donohue). After graduating from Hallahan High School, Eileen went on to attend St. Mary's Nursing School and later earned her B.S. from West Chester University. Eileen was...
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Kathleen T. McGoldrick

April 13, 2017

Kathleen T. McGoldrick (nee Mullen), age 68, of Wynnewood, PA, passed away on April 13, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Vincent dePaul and Phoebetta Mullen (nee Redman). Kathleen was employed as a Secretary at Temple Hospital, Haverford College, and had her own desktop publishing company. She retired over 10 years ago. Kathleen is survived by her...
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Steven A. Esposto

April 7, 1965 - April 11, 2017

Steven A. Esposto, age 52, of Clifton Heights, PA, formerly of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on April 11, 2017. Born in Drexel Hill, PA, he was the beloved son of Fred and Janet Esposto (nee Dortone). Loving brother of Fred (Joanna), Graceann and Mark Esposto. Also survived by his nieces Bianca Wert, Maria, Toni and Gina Esposto. Steven was a graduate of Upper Darby High School and Harcum...
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Geraldine Glaw Mirshak

April 11, 2017

Geraldine Glaw Mirshak, 84, of Chadds Ford, PA formerly of North Augusta, SC, passed away on April 11, 2017. Daughter of the late Clarence Joseph and Rose Koss Glaw, she was reared in Downer's Grove, Il. A 32 year resident of Chadds Ford, Gerry was and remained active in numerous church, civic and charitable organizations. She was a guide at the Brandywine River Museum, a Eucharistic...
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