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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

Theresa Mary Bonsall

September 15, 1930 - February 22, 2017

Theresa Mary Bonsall (nee Shuker), age 86, a 56 year resident of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on February 22, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Mary Shuker (nee Lawler). Theresa was a graduate of Overbrook High School in Philadelphia, PA. She was employed at The Quadrangle for 25 years as a Dietary Aide. She retired in 2008. She is survived by...
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Richard A. Fuller, III

October 20, 1990 - February 20, 2017

Richard A. Fuller, III, 26, of West Chester, PA passed away, suddenly, on February 20, 2017. Born in 1990 in Chester, PA, Richard was the beloved son of Christine R. (Gebhart) and Richard A. Fuller, II. He was the very loving and protective older brother of Melinda R. Fuller. Richard was an avid Flyers & Eagles fan. He enjoyed bowling and playing pool. He especially loved spending time...
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Julia Reuss Brown

February 20, 2017

Julia Reuss Brown, age 81, of Holmes, PA passed away February 20, 2017. Preceded in death by her beloved husband Earl Brown, Sr. , and her son Earl "Bud" Brown Jr., and his wife Polly. Loving mother of John (Diane) Brown, Stephen (Deborah) Brown, and Betty Anne Buonocore (Jim Costello). Devoted grandmother of Casey Brown (Mike Ferrell), Ian, Stephen Jr., & Lauren Brown, Bill Buonocore(Sarah),...
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Albert E. McFadden, Sr.

October 8, 1935 - February 20, 2017

Albert E. McFadden, Sr., age 81, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on February 20, 2017. Born in Upland, PA, he was the son of the late Raymond I. and Dorothy A. McFadden (nee Bomhoff). Albert was a graduate of PMC, now Widener University, and received his Master's in Business from Villanova University. Albert served in the United States Marine Corps, 3rd Battalion as a Lance Corporal. He...
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Richard D. "Doug" Kley

February 19, 2017

Richard D. "Doug" Kley, 75, of West Chester, PA formerly of New Castle, DE and Green Ridge, PA passed away on February 19, 2017. Born in Chester, PA in 1941, he was the son of the late Richard and Kathryn (nee Russler) Kley. Doug was a graduate of Eddystone High School and the captain of the swim team. He had a passion for model trains and taking care of his lawn in the summer. Doug served...
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Peter Thomas O'Brien

April 15, 1932 - February 19, 2017

PETER THOMAS O'BRIEN, , 84, on February 19, 2017, of Folsom, PA. Beloved son of the late Peter and Catherine (Coyne) O'Brien. Peter was a 1952 graduate of St. Thomas More and served honorably as a Corporal in the US Army from 1952-1954 in 101st Airborne Division. He worked at the Lorillard Tobacco Company for 38 years. Beloved husband of Elizabeth (Ford) O'Brien; loving father of...
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Charles B. Vanderslice

June 16, 1939 - February 18, 2017

Charles B. Vanderslice, age 77, of Glen Mills, PA, passed away on February 18, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Charles B. and Anna Vanderslice (nee Herion). Charles was employed as a Computer Programmer. Charles is survived by his children Kim Moore, Charles J. Vanderslice (Nancy) and Carol LaBelle, his grandchildren Caroline, Samantha and Jeremy Moore, Luke and...
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Salvatore A. "Sal" Cavaliere

May 28, 1927 - February 18, 2017

Salvatore A. "Sal" Cavaliere, age 89, of Upper Darby passed away on February 18, 2017. Born in Nusco, Italy, he was the dear son of Giovanni and Michelina Cavaliere (nee Giove). Sal lived the American dream. He came to the United States without knowing how to speak English. He achieved so much with his hard work and dedication to his family. He worked in Italy, France, Germany, Austria,...
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Susan Denise Stevenson

August 16, 1953 - February 18, 2017

Susan Denise Stevenson, age 63, of Upland, PA, formerly of Woodlyn, PA, passed away on February 18, 2017. Born in Greensboro, SC, Denise was a graduate of Ridley High School, Class of 1972. She was a Gift of Life recipient and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Denise is survived by her beloved daughter Ashley Scott (Doug), her adored grandchildren Alex and Evan, her sisters...
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Leslie L. Beyer

May 5, 1953 - February 17, 2017

Leslie L. Beyer, 63, of Downingtown, PA formerly of West Chester passed away on February 17, 2017. Born in 1953 in West Chester, PA, she was the daughter of the Late Dr. Lawrence and Bernice (Egan) Lathrop. She worked as a head cashier for Pep Boys in Exton. Leslie was the beloved wife of John W. Beyer, Jr.; loving mother of Thomas L. Beyer (Emma) of Havertown; adoring grandmother...
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Theresa M. "Terry" Choate

October 24, 1960 - February 17, 2017

Theresa M. "Terry" Choate (nee Sullivan), age 56, of Drexel Hill, PA, formerly of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on February 17, 2017. Born in 1960, she was the daughter of Mary "Pat" Zion (nee Larkin). She was a graduate of Upper Darby High School and was employed with Giant Food Market in Lansdowne, PA. Theresa was the loving mother of Billy Choate and Alesha Choate (fiance Jimmie);...
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Dorothy P. Dawson

February 17, 2017

Dorothy P. Dawson (nee Ballantine), 93, of West Chester, formerly of Downingtown, passed away on February 17, 2017. Born in 1923 in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Samuel B. and Mary A. (nee Lapp) Ballantine. Dorothy was the beloved wife of the late Henry R. Dawson; loving mother of David Rae Dawson (Carol) and the late Lynda France Hunter (Robert) and Stepmother of Roy...
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Eleanor Ruth Rucier

October 16, 1920 - February 16, 2017

Eleanor Ruth Rucier (nee-Openshaw), 96, of Swarthmore, Pa passed away on February 16, 2017. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Robert J. Rucier and her siblings Albert and William Openshaw and Jane Clayton. Eleanor was a member of The Eastern Star, various senior groups in Delaware County and had been a volunteer at Crozer-Chester Medical Center for 30 years. She also enjoyed...
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Mark J. "Quinny" Quinlan

July 18, 1977 - February 15, 2017

Mark J. "Quinny" Quinlan, age 39, of Havertown, PA, passed away on February 15, 2017. Born in Wynnewood, PA, he was the son of John J. and Gale Quinlan (nee Christiansen). Mark was a graduate of Haverford High School and received his Bachelor's Degree from Penn State University. He was employed as an Account Manager for Global Industrial in New Jersey. Mark was an avid Philadelphia...
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Catherine E. Wopatek

February 15, 2017

Catherine E. "Kay" Wopatek (nee Calhoun), 96, of West Chester, PA passed away on February 15, 2017. Born in St. Paul, MN in 1920, she was the daughter of the late George and Ellen (Nichleson) Calhoun. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter R. Wopatek; loving mother of Raymond W. (Kathie) of Secane, PA, Kathy Wopatek-Nigsch (Don) of Somers Point, NJ and Mary Kay Wopatek of West Chester,...
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Nancy V. Cardillo

January 15, 1931 - February 14, 2017

Nancy V. Cardillo (nee Wenner), age 86, of Wayne, PA, formerly of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on February 14, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Loretta Wenner (nee Bryan). Nancy was a member of the Catholic Daughters Association. She loved cooking, coloring, embroidery, trips to the shore and Ocean City, NJ. Nancy was predeceased by her...
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Thomas J. McGee

April 21, 1948 - February 14, 2017

Thomas J. McGee, age 68, of Wynnewood, PA, passed away on February 14, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of Freida McGee (nee Neileski) and the late Joseph McGee. Thomas was employed as a carpenter and was also a Vo-Tech teacher. Tom loved all sports and was talented in most. As a young man, he took beautiful photos. He loved caring for animals, especially fish and...
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Salvatore P. "Sam" Pronesti

November 21, 1926 - February 14, 2017

Taps has softly sounded for another member of "The Greatest Generation" Salvatore (Sam) Pronesti, stone mason, artist, loving father and devoted husband passed away in the early morning hours of Feb 14, 2017. He was 90 years old. Born in Philadelphia, Sammy lived most of his life in Morton, where his parents owned a grocery store during the years of the Great Depression. His parents, Francesco...
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Paul K. Dykhouse

July 17, 1942 - February 14, 2017

Paul K. Dykhouse, age 74, of Aldan, PA, formerly of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on February 14, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Ward K. and Florence Dykhouse (nee Olden). Paul was employed as a Police Officer at the Philadelphia Shipyard. He also had been employed at Walmart. Paul was a member of the Upper Darby Fire Police Association and the Fraternal...
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Gloria Mary Ryan

February 13, 2017

Gloria Mary Ryan (nee Iatesta) on February 13, 2017, formerly of Westtown, PA. Loving wife of the late Karl F. Ryan; loving mother of Joseph F. Spatola and Donald C. Spatola (Diane) and step-son Craig Ryan; also survived by 3 grandchildren Sean O'Connell, Devin Spatola, and Derek Spatola; predeceased by her brothers Matthew and John and sister Josephine Iatesta. Gloria grew up in...
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Timothy J. Van Belle

February 1, 1981 - February 12, 2017

Timothy J. Van Belle, age 36, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on February 12, 2017. Born in Drexel Hill, he was the son of Patricia A. Van Belle (nee McCullough) and the late William J. Van Belle. Timothy was a 1999 graduate of Monsignor Bonner High School. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Penn State University and his Master's Degrees from Drexel University and the University of...
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Yvonne M. Kucera

October 20, 1936 - February 12, 2017

Yvonne M. Kucera (nee Marcia), age 80, of West Chester, PA passed away of pneumonia on February 12, 2017. Born on October 20 in 1936 in Birmingham, AL, she was the daughter of the late Hubert and Iva Lee Marcia (nee Wynn). She was the beloved wife of Daniel R. Kucera; loving mother of Kathleen Husband (Richard), Laura Kang (Thomas) and Gregory Kucera (Janet); loving grandmother of Linda...
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Paul A. "Charlie" Brown

January 27, 1956 - February 11, 2017

Paul A Brown Jr., 61 of Upper Darby lost his battle with Cancer on February 11, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of Mary Jo Brown (Nee Conway) and the late Paul A. Brown Sr. Paul was a graduate of Bartram High school. After High School his love for the Outdoors led him into Landscaping and playing baseball. From his love of playing sports he became a great coach and mentor in...
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Jean P. Hughes

July 14, 1931 - February 11, 2017

Jean P. Hughes, 85, of Folsom, PA passed away on February 11, 2017. Born in Pen Argyl, PA, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Pearl Hughes (nee Parsons). She was employed as a bookkeeper at Radnor Valley Country Club. Jean was predeceased by her loving spouse, David C. Hughes and her daughter the late Beverly Stanton (Bruce). She is survived by her children David Hughes (Amy) and...
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Marie F. Smith

March 29, 1922 - February 11, 2017

Marie F. Smith (nee Finnerty), age 94, of Berwyn, PA, formerly of West Chester, PA passed away on February 11, 2017. Born in Taylor, PA she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Agatha Finnerty (nee Keifer). Marie was employed as a Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway. She enjoyed walking and visiting the beach in Longport, NJ. Marie was the beloved wife of the late James S....
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Sallie A. Camarota

September 6, 1950 - February 11, 2017

Sallie A. Camarota (nee Grenfell), 66, of Glenolden, PA, passed away on February 11, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Robert H. Sr. and Nancie Grenfell (nee Bower). Sallie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and loyal friend. She was a graduate of Collingdale High School class of 1968 and Venus Beauty School. Sallie was a well-liked hairdresser, an...
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Lucy P. Angelo

March 27, 1927 - February 11, 2017

Lucy P. Angelo (nee Panaccione), 89, of Haverford, PA, passed away on February 11, 2017. Born in Cassino, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Pietro and Antoinette Panaccione (nee Tiseo). Lucy was formerly a long time resident of Rahway, NJ. She was a devoted mother, wife, and grandmother. She was the beloved wife of the late James E. Angelo; loving mother of Dr. Linda Angelo...
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Patricia Hoffman

February 9, 1941 - February 10, 2017

Patricia Hoffman (nee Fiorella), 76, of Springfield, PA passed away on February 10, 2017. Born in Philadelphia in 1941, she was the daughter of the late Mary Sierchio. Patricia was a graduate of South Philadelphia High School. She was a devoted mother, wife, and grandmother. She was the beloved wife of Albert J. Hoffman; loving mother of Albert D. Hoffman and Gregory J. Hoffman (Kim);...
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John Raymond "Jack" McDevitt

October 9, 1927 - February 9, 2017

John Raymond "Jack" McDevitt, age 89, of Havertown, PA, passed away on February 9, 2017. Born in Ardmore, PA, he was the son of the late Edward and Stephanie McDevitt (nee Hyman). John served in the United States Navy on the USS Princeton during World War II. He also served during the Korean War era. He was a life long member of Sacred Heart Church and a dedicated servant. He began...
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Robert P. Helms

October 6, 1930 - February 9, 2017

Robert P. Helms, 86, of Swarthmore, PA, formerly of Lansdowne, PA, passed away on February 9, 2017. Born in Lansdowne in 1930, he was the son of the late William E. Helms, Sr. and Pansy May Helms (nee Pickard). Robert was a 1948 graduate of Lansdowne High School and received his Bachelor's Degree from Widener University. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War era...
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Charles E. Rupp, Jr.

March 18, 1956 - February 8, 2017

Charles E. Rupp, Jr., age 60, of Havertown, PA, passed away on February 8, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of Dolores Rupp (nee Haney) and the late Charles E. Rupp, Sr. Charles was a 1974 graduate of West Catholic Boys High School in Philadelphia. He was the owner of Exton Collision Services in Exton, PA for 20 years. His work was his passion. His dream car was his...
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Mary M. Miller

December 6, 1948 - February 8, 2017

Mary M. Miller (nee Kane), age 68, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on February 8, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Madeline Kane (nee Leap). She was employed as a Bookkeeper for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in Catholic Social Services. Mary was a very strong, life-long Catholic. She loved spending time with her family, reading, cooking,...
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James Joseph Friel

October 14, 1945 - February 8, 2017

James Joseph Friel, age 71, of Havertown, PA, passed away on February 8, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late James and Mary Friel (nee McFadden). James was a graduate of St. Thomas More High School and a member of the St. Thomas More Alumni Association. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. James was a Past President of CWA Local 13000. He was...
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Edward J. "Eddie" Marley

April 26, 1922 - February 7, 2017

Edward J. "Eddie" Marley, age 94, of Havertown, PA, formerly of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on February 7, 2017. Born in County Donegal, Ireland, he was the son of the late Laughlin and Mary Marley (nee McHugh). Eddie was employed as manager of the Subway Bar in South Philadelphia for over 30 years. He retired in 1990. Eddie was predeceased by his beloved wife, Ellen "Nellie"...
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Marie Patricia Ward

February 7, 2017

Marie Patricia Ward (nee McGarrity), 78, of Glen Mills, went home to God on February 7, 2017. Born in Darby in 1938, she was the daughter of the late Thomas P. and Mary M. (nee Ryan) McGarrity. Marie was the beloved wife of the late Maurice J. Ward, Jr., M.D.; loving mother of Kristine Ward (Ed), Maurice J. Ward III (Kristin), Christian Ward, and Rachel Deenis; beloved grandmother of Tommy...
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R. Joseph Grasso

March 5, 1929 - February 7, 2017

R. Joseph "POP" Grasso, age 87, formerly of Broomall, PA, passed away on February 7, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Rosario and Concetta Grasso (nee Grasso). Joseph served in the United States Army attaining the rank of Corporal. He was employed as a Service Representative for Canteen, a vending company. He loved baking, carving birds, fishing, spending time...
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Lydia J. Hill

January 8, 1942 - February 6, 2017

Lydia J. Hill (nee Galluppi), age 75, a 32 year resident of Havertown, PA, formerly of the Overbrook section of Philadelphia, PA, passed away on February 6, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Americo and Mary Galluppi (nee DiNenna). Lydia was a graduate of Overbrook High School. She worked as a Secretary in the Mayor's Office in Philadelphia, PA. Lydia...
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Kenneth Carl Lenton

March 20, 1952 - February 5, 2017

Kenneth Carl Lenton 1952-2017 Kenneth Carl Lenton, age 64, of Ridley Park. PA passed on February 5, 2017. Loving and caring son of the late William and Marjorie (nee Alloway) Lenton. Beloved father of Jake (Amy), Mark (Brenna), and Kristen (Jeffrey) Gliem. Cherished grandfather of...
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Louise Anne Bader

November 18, 1974 - February 4, 2017

Louise Anne Bader, age 42, of Newtown Square, PA, formerly of Broomall, PA, passed away on February 4, 2017. Born in Upper Darby, PA, she was the daughter of the late Edward D. and Mary Jane Bader (nee Tully). Louise was a graduate of Upper Darby High School. She was employed with United Bio Source, a pharmaceutical company, in Plymouth Meeting, PA as a Business Development Support...
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Kathleen M. Cieniawa

January 25, 1933 - February 4, 2017

Kathleen M. Cieniawa (nee Tate), age 84, of West Chester, PA, formerly of Havertown, PA, passed away on February 4, 2017. Born in Philadelphia to the late Joseph Arthur Tate and Marguerite Rose Mary (nee Colgan) Tate, Kathleen worked as a Hostess at Overbrook Golf Club for more than 30 Years.. Kathleen was predeceased by her beloved husband, Albert B. Cieniawa. She is survived by her loving...
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Joann Cwiertniewicz

September 25, 1939 - February 4, 2017

Joann (nee McCourt), age 77, of Broomall, PA, passed away on February 4, 2017. Joann was the beloved wife of Raymond J., loving mother of Raymond J. (Teresa), Paul (Lisa), Joseph (Margaret) and Edward. Grandmother of 12 and Great-Grandmother of 12. She is also survived by her siblings Mary Cwiertniewicz, John McCourt, Robert McCourt and Thomas McCourt. Joann was predeceased by her siblings...
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Printess Lee Jowers

May 8, 1930 - February 3, 2017

Sunrise: May 8, 1930 Sunset: February 3, 2017 Printess Lee Burney-Jowers was born on May 8, 1930 in Southport, NC to the late Joseph and Pearlie Burney. Printess spent her formative years in Supply, NC where she and her ten siblings learned the value of hard work, resilience and determination on the family farm. Printess attended the Brunswick County School System earning her...
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Rose Mary "Budsy" Strain

June 19, 1926 - February 2, 2017

Rose Mary "Budsy" Strain, 90, of Morton, Pa passed away on February 2, 2017 at Broomall Manor. She is predeceased by her parents William F. and Margaret E. (Higgins) Strain, Sr. Rose Mary was the loving sister of Betty Cirigliano, Rita Dolcini and Vivian Ricketts. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to Rose Mary's viewing on Wednesday February 8,...
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Teresa J. Scardapane

September 16, 1927 - February 2, 2017

Teresa J. Scardapane, age 89, of Conshohocken PA, passed away on February 2, 2017. Born in Conshohocken, PA, she was the daughter of the late Sebastian and Maria Scardapane (nee Pennetta). Teresa was employed as a Registered Nurse. She also worked as a Keypunch Operator for TV Guide in Radnor, PA. She loved family, animals, music, traveling to Avalon, NJ and New York City and was also a...
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Helen D. Welsh

February 1, 2017

Helen D. Welsh, 85, of Glenmoore, went home to be with our Lord on February 1, 2017. Born in Downingtown, in 1931, she was the daughter of the late Vernon and Florence (nee Fernald) Welsh. Helen was a member of the Forks of the Brandywine Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Her faith was very important to her. Helen enjoyed bowling and was an avid Phillies fan. Helen worked for Chemical...
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June E. Aff

August 11, 1919 - February 1, 2017

June E. Aff (nee Malehorn), age 97, of Maple Shade, NJ, formerly of Havertown, PA, passed away on February 1, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Chester and Eugenie Emma Malehorn (nee Walser). June was predeceased by her beloved husband, John E. Aff, Jr. She is survived by her loving children Carol S. Aff (Mary), David A. Aff (Diana) and John E. Aff,...
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William T. "Bill" Millison

February 21, 1935 - February 1, 2017

William T. "Bill" Millison, age 81, of Ocean City, NJ, formerly of East Lansdowne, PA, passed away on February 1, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late William and Margaret Millison (nee Conlin). Bill was a graduate of St. Carthage Grade School in Philadelphia and Upper Darby High School. He served in the United States Marines during the Korean War era. Bill was...
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Marie H. Seibert

September 9, 1915 - February 1, 2017

Marie H. Seibert 1915-2017 Marie H. Seibert, age 101, of Aston, PA, passed peacefully at her home on February 1, 2017. Beloved wife of the late M. Frederick Seibert. Loving mother of Elizabeth A. Smith (Vernon-deceased). Devoted grandmother of Vernon (Lynn) Smith and Marie (George) Smith-DuPont. Cherished great-grandmother of 13, great-great- grandmother of 8. She loved them all and will...
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Lloyd C. Wilkinson

January 31, 2017

Lloyd C. Wilkinson, 86, of West Chester, PA and Long Beach Island, NJ passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on January 31, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1930, Lloyd was the son of the late Lloyd J. and Emma Wilkinson (nee McCauley). He was predeceased by his brothers, Owen and Walter. He proudly served in the US Army in the 82nd Airborne. He was a 1949 graduate of Upper...
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Remilda "Millie" Civatella

January 30, 2017

Remilda "Millie" Civatella, age 93, of Haverford, PA and formerly of Morton, PA passed away January 30, 2017. Loving aunt of Charles (Linda) Marrical and Linda (Gary) Resinski. Millie was devoted to her family and was caregiver to her 2 sisters who predecease her. She was a longtime employee of Scott Paper Company and a 60 year member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Relatives ...
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William B. Elder

March 3, 1954 - January 29, 2017

William B. Elder, 62, of West Chester, PA and formerly of Delaware and Philadelphia Counties and Rimersburg, passed away on January 29, 2017. Born in 1954 in Brookville, PA, he was the son of Patricia (Switzer) Elder and the late William J. Elder. He was the beloved husband of Mary E. (Crotti) Elder; loving father of Jeffrey W. Elder (Colleen) and Gregory J. Elder (Alexandria); loving...
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Elaine M. Stauffer

September 12, 1940 - January 29, 2017

Elaine M. Stauffer (nee Suntich), 76, of Newtown Square, PA passed away on January 29, 2017. Born in Pittsburgh, PA in 1940, she was the daughter of the late Milan and Mary Suntich. Elaine enjoyed cooking and made everything from scratch. She enjoyed finding antiques and traveling. Last year she fulfilled her lifelong dream of visiting Paris, France. Elaine cherished her home, where she...
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Ted Boyd

February 22, 1917 - January 28, 2017

Ted Boyd, 99, of Downingtown, PA, passed away at Pocopson Nursing Home January 28, 2017 just three weeks shy of his 100th birthday. Ted was born in Janisow, Poland on February 22, 1917. His father died when he was 2 yrs. old, leaving his mother to care for him and his 5 siblings (4 brothers and one sister), of which he was the youngest and only surviving member. There was not enough food for...
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Anne P. Biehl

January 28, 2017

Anne P. Biehl (nee Ryder), peacefully departed on January 28, 2017 surrounded by her loving family in her home. She was 89 years old. Devoted wife of the previously deceased John L. Biehl, Sr. She was preceded in death by her brothers Michael and Jack Ryder and sisters Mary P. (Phyl) Clancy and Margaret Tobin. Loving mother of John L. Biehl, Jr., Patricia Portare (Anthony), Margaret Campbell...
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Ruth N. "Penny" Preston

May 22, 1946 - January 28, 2017

Ruth N. "Penny" Preston (nee Nelson), age 70, of Springfield, PA, passed away on January 28, 2017. Born in Wynnewood, PA, she was the daughter of the late James H. and Ruth L. Nelson (nee Levis). Penny worked in retail banking for over 40 years at locations throughout the Delaware Valley, starting her career at First Pennsylvania Bank in the early 70s and retiring with Santander Bank in 2012....
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James T. Parsons

August 5, 1942 - January 27, 2017

James T. Parsons, 74, of Devon, PA, passed away on January 27, 2017. Born in Cork City, Ireland, he was the son of the late James and Mary Parsons (nee Vesey). James is survived by his loving daughter Danielle Khordi (Dan), his siblings Gerald Parsons (Cathy), Noel Parsons, and Rosemary Parsons. Also survived by his former wife, Denise Parsons (nee Helton) and his nieces, nephews, and...
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John D'Angelo, Sr.

August 6, 1935 - January 27, 2017

John N. D'Angelo, Sr., age 81, of Prospect Park, formerly of South Philadelphia, passed away on January 27, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA he was the son of the late Charles and Pauline D'Angelo. John loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed bowling, going to the racetrack, eating good food and his beloved Camaro. John was the owner and operator of John D'Angelo Wall &...
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Antoinette S. D'Alessandro

March 24, 1925 - January 26, 2017

Antoinette D'Alessandro, age 91, of Media, PA formerly of Philadelphia, PA passed away on January 26, 2017. Born in Italy, she was the daughter of the late Giuseppe and Clementina (Nee Mango) Sciarra. She was a seamstress in the clothing industry in the Philadelphia area. Antoinette is predeceased by her loving husband Pierino. She is survived by her children Louis D'Alessandro, Maria...
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Margaret M. Binder

January 26, 2017

Margaret M. Binder (nee Lawson), 84, of Newtown Square, on January 26, 2017. Beloved wife of Charles F. Binder; loving mother of Laura Keenan, Patricia L. Lamantia (Michael), Karen Washkalavitch (Stephen), Teresa B. Westby (Sean), and the late Charles Binder, Jr.; dear sister of George Lawson; also survived by 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Margaret was pre-deceased by her sister...
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Helen L. Nicholson

January 4, 1925 - January 26, 2017

Helen L. Nicholson (nee Conroy), age 92, of Wallingford, PA, formerly of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on January 26, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Robert W. Nicholson; also survived by her children Sr. Honora Nicholson, R.S.M., Thomas (Lou Markley), Maryclare Carlile (Scott), William (Mary Ann), John P. and the late Robert (Beth). Also survived by her 14 grandchildren, 9 great...
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Anna Marie Diehl

September 15, 1929 - January 25, 2017

Anna Marie Diehl (nee McMahon), age 87, of Havertown, PA, passed away on January 25, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Dorothy M. McMahon (nee Tynan). Anna Marie was a graduate of West Catholic Girls High School in Philadelphia, PA and received her Associate's Degree from Delaware County Community College. She had been employed as a bus driver...
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Irma C. Withelder

October 8, 1924 - January 23, 2017

Irma C. Withelder, 92, of Folsom, died January 23, 2017.Born in Branchdale, PA, Irma was a graduate of Reilly Township High School in 1942. After graduation she worked at the Indiantown Gap Military Base in the war effort. She then married Robert. L. Withelder in 1943 as he entered the U.S. Marines Corps. Her family moved to Folsom in 1949. She loved singing and taking care of her family and home...
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Nazareth Y. Selverian

January 23, 2017

Nazareth Y. Selverian, 71, of West Chester, PA and formerly of Broomall, PA passed away on January 23, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1945, he was the son of the late Yeprad and Louise (Sookasian) Selverian. Nazareth was the beloved husband of Patience J. (Davis) Selverian; loving father of Adam Selverian (Sarah) and Eddie Selverian (Diana); loving grandfather of Simon, Tiffany,...
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Jerry R. Sangiamo

January 23, 2017

Jerry R. Sangiamo, 84, of West Chester, PA passed away peacefully, on January 23, 2017. Born in Brooklyn, NY in 1932, he was the son of the late Jerry and Asunta (nee Colicigno) Sangiamo. He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Jerry was an avid N.Y. Giants fan and enjoyed gardening. He was a proud business owner of Jerry's Auto Parts in Ozone Park, N.Y. Jerry...
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Kathleen M. Pedano

September 18, 1952 - January 22, 2017

Kathleen M. Pedano, age 64, of Glen Mills, PA, formerly of Havertown, PA, passed away on January 22, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Francis J. Pedano, Sr. and Constance Pedano (nee Connelly). Kathleen was a graduate of Haverford High School. She was employed as a waitress at the Chadds Ford Inn and also the Riddle Ale House. She retired in 2014. ...
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Margaret E. Drake

January 31, 1922 - January 22, 2017

Margaret E. Drake, 94, of Rutledge, Pa passed away on January 22, 2017. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Nelson O. Drake, Sr., her parents George and Sarah (nee Smith) Eachus and her siblings George Eachus, Sarah Harding and Marie Way. Margaret loved to cook, socialize with neighbors on her front porch, was active in the Ladies Auxiliary from the Rutledge Fire Company and was a...
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Elizabeth O'Donnell

January 22, 2017

Elizabeth O'Donnell (nee McLaughlin), age 88, formerly of Broomall, PA., passed away on January 22, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA., she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Bridget McLaughlin (nee McCullagh). Elizabeth was predeceased by her beloved husband, Edward C. O'Donnell; her siblings Frances Casper, Sally Troisi, Daniel McLaughlin, Mary Shanks, Catherine Keenan; and her children...
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Michelle G. Gaffney

January 21, 2017

Michelle G. Gaffney (nee Gane), 62, of Broomall, PA passed away on January 21, 2017. Born in Darby, PA in 1954, she was the daughter of the late Anna Marie (nee Breen) and Rolf Gane, Sr. Michelle was the beloved wife of Jim Gaffney; loving mother of Tish Gaffney and Jamie Gaffney (Amber); dear sister of Patricia Olekszyk, her identical twin, and Rolf Gane, Jr. Micki was unique. Her...
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William F. "Bill" Gorman

January 21, 2017

William F. "Bill" Gorman, 66, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of SW Phila., PA on January 21, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Teresa M. Gorman (nee Conlon); loving father of Teresa L. Gorman, William J. Gorman (Amy), and Donna M. Foley (Matthew); devoted grandfather of Ryan and Sarah Foley; dear brother of Edward J. Gorman (Mariann), Charles R. Gorman (Mary Anne), and the late Michael G. Gorman...
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Waikee Chan De Leon

February 21, 1930 - January 20, 2017

Waikee Chan De Leon, 86, of Upper Darby, PA passed away on January 20, 2017. Born in Shunde Canton, China in 1930, Waikee was the daughter of the late Yee Lee and Lai Chor Chan. She was the beloved wife of the late Victor G. Leon; loving mother of Maria Reeves, Victor Leon (Tini) and Javier Leon (Jessie Tam); loving grandmother of Eric and Ryan (Amanda) and 3 great-grandchildren. Also...
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Lisa Friel Divers

August 8, 1955 - January 20, 2017

Lisa Friel Divers, 61, of Chadds Ford, PA, formerly of Bethlehem and Springfield, PA passed away on January 20, 2017. Born in 1955, she was the daughter of the late Helen (Pawlowski) and James J. Friel. Lisa was the loving mother of Owen Divers (fiancé, Billy Rinick); dear sister of Geraldine Kendro (Nick), Bernadette Caldwell (Jim), Rita Lee (Ron) and the late Maureen Lynch (John); and...
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Rita M. Mastriano

August 14, 1921 - January 19, 2017

Mastriano, Rita M. (nee Farrell), 95 years of age, 65 yr. resident of Havertown, passed away on January 19, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Charles Mastriano and John H. Krause. Loving Mother of Marita K. Kelly (John) & Jacquelyn M. "Jackie" Quinn. Devoted grandmother of Sean H. Kelly, Mark Kelly, Dan Kelly, Kelly R. Quinn & Megan M. Quinn. Great-Grandmother of Nyah Rose, Noah, Josey & Katelyn...
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Doyle B. Brian

June 16, 1937 - January 19, 2017

Doyle B. Brian, 79, of Downingtown, PA passed away peacefully surrounded by family on January 19, 2017. Born in Lawrenceville, Il in1937, he was the son of the late Hanford W. and Margaret Elizabeth (nee Johnson) Brian. Doyle was a member of the West Caln Sportsmen's Club where he designed and maintained their website for many years. His hobbies included working with computers, fishing,...
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Jeanne M. "Mummum" Donnelly

January 19, 2017

Jeanne M. "Mummum" (McCall) Donnelly, age 90, of Upper Darby, PA, on January 19,2017. Born in Altoona, PA, she was the daughter of the late Charles A. and Mary C. (Robine) McCall. She married James R. Donnelly on June 24, 1950. He preceded her in death on March 11, 2011. Also preceded in death by her brother , Raymond, her sister, M. DeLellis Milliron, and her daughter Anne D. Cahill (Ted). ...
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Lisa Bassetti

October 16, 1925 - January 19, 2017

Lisa Bassetti (nee Angelini), age 91, of Havertown, PA, formerly of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on January 19, 2017. Born in Montreal, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Maddalena Angelini (nee Guaiano). Lisa was predeceased by her beloved husband, Albin Bassetti, her brothers Shea Angelini and Gabriel Angelini and her sisters Agnes DiRosso, Jeanne Voisini, Rose...
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Teresa C. Legerton

October 8, 1929 - January 19, 2017

Teresa C. Legerton (nee McGarvey), age 87, of King of Prussia, PA, passed into the hands of the Lord on January 19, 2017. Born in Bryn Mawr, PA, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary McGarvey (nee Hilferty). She was a graduate of West Catholic Girls High School in Philadelphia. Teresa was predeceased by her husband, Harold D. Legerton, her brothers James, Charles and John...
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Gloria R. Scipione

March 26, 1923 - January 18, 2017

Gloria R. Scipione (nee Reale), 93, of Westtown, PA and formerly of Havertown, PA passed away on January 18, 2017 at White Horse Village. Born in 1923, Gloria was the daughter of the late Mary (Sciullo) and Domenick Reale. She was the beloved wife of the late L. Charles Scipione. Gloria was the loving mother of Richard Scipione, MD and Adrian Scipione (the late Patricia); loving...
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Henrietta Marie Campitell

January 18, 2017

Henrietta Marie Campitell, 92, of Freedom Village, West Brandywine, PA formerly of Norristown, PA passed away on January 18, 2017. Born in Norristown in 1924, she was the daughter of the late Dominic and Philomena (nee Alleva) Campitell. Marie received her Master's Degree from Penn State University. She worked as a teacher at the Norristown Area High School for 30 years. Marie traveled...
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John J. Dougherty

November 12, 1963 - January 17, 2017

John J. Dougherty, age 53, of Philadelphia, PA, passed away on January 17, 2017. Born in Darby, PA, he was the son of William C. Dougherty, Sr. and the late Kathleen P. Dougherty (nee Jordan). In addition to his father, John is survived by his partner, Colleen Brogan, his children John Dougherty, Kelliann Dougherty and Colleen Brogan, his granddaughter, Mariah, his siblings Rita Jordan ...
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David George Poe

April 29, 1925 - January 17, 2017

David George Poe, died peacefully at his home in Media, PA on January 17, 2017. He was 91 years old. David was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn and his daughter Elizabeth. He is survived by his children Catherine Poe of Oakland, CA, Patricia Poe of Ardmore, PA, Eileen Poe-Yamagata (Hisashi Yamagata) of Olney, MD, his stepson John Logue of Malvern, PA and by four grandchildren Mia Fine,...
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Clark David Katze

January 25, 1950 - January 17, 2017

Clark David Katze, age 66, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away January 14, 2017. Loving father of Jennifer (Jason) Rudzinski, Lauren Katze, and Rebecca Gittleman. Devoted grandfather of Lyla Rudzinski and dear brother of 7. Clark was born in Philadelphia, PA, growing up as one of 8 Katze children. He served his country in the United States Navy and worked as an x-ray technician at Presbyterian...
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Kathryn H. Greco

February 27, 1925 - January 17, 2017

Kathryn H. Greco, 91, of Folsom, Pa passed away on January 17, 2017. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Donald J. Greco, Sr., her son Thomas Greco and her parents Edwin and Mary (nee Levering) Rhoades. Kathryn loved going to the beach, especially Sea Isle City, NJ., gardening, but most of all she loved spending time with her family. She is survived by her loving children Donald J....
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Karen A. King

January 5, 1946 - January 17, 2017

Karen A. King (nee Fitzgerald), 71, of Honeybrook, PA and formerly of Downingtown, PA passed away on January 17, 2017. Born in 1946 in Dallas, PA, she was the daughter of the late Kathleen G. (nee Randall) and Ralph H. Fitzgerald. She worked as a Food Preparer for Wegman's until her retirement. Karen was the beloved wife of Harold H. "Budd" King; loving mother of David R. Harper (Karen)...
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Linda M. Miller (nee Baen)

January 16, 2017

Linda M. Miller (nee Baen), 62, of West Chester, passed away on January 16, 2017. Born in West Chester in 1954, she was the daughter of the late Russell H. and Marion J. (nee Yohn) Baen. Linda graduated from Downingtown High School and worked for GlaxoSmithKline. She and her husband raised Jack Russel Terriers and Kerry Blue Terriers. Linda was the beloved wife of Robert A. Miller and the...
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Lucie Anna Stipick

July 10, 1928 - January 16, 2017

Lucie Anna Komor Stipick (see Nordmeier), age 88, of Newtown Square, PA, passed away on January 16, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Julius Komor and Hannah Nordmeier Komor. Lucie was a world traveler visiting many places in Europe, South America, Africa, China and North America. While her children were young she was a dedicated band parent, Girl Scout...
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Jeffrey C. Motta

January 8, 1992 - January 15, 2017

Jeffrey C. Motta, 25, of Exton, PA passed away on January 15, 2017. Born in 1992 in Wynnewood, he was the beloved son of Carol (Curry) Cannariato and step-son of Scott Cannariato and son of Jeff Motta. Jeffrey valiantly fought each and every day against the battle of his addiction. His courage and strength was remarkable and gave hope to every life he touched. His love for life, family and...
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Jacob Martin Lovenworth

December 27, 1988 - January 15, 2017

Jacob Martin Lovenworth, age 28, of Bryn Mawr, PA, passed away on January 15, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of Marc A. and Donna K. Lovenworth (nee Killmer). In addition to his parents, Jacob is survived by his siblings Aaron Lovenworth and Elyse Lovenworth (Joseph Zumpano) and his St. Edmond's family. Services will be private. There will be a celebration of Jacob's...
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Lorraine A. Washington

July 24, 1934 - January 14, 2017

Lorraine Annette Washington, Sunrise July 24, 1934 Sunset January 14, 2017 Almighty God in His infinite wisdom, mercy and grace gently closed the eyes of our beloved Lorraine Annette Washington, as she entered into eternal rest on January 14, 2017. Born on July 24, 1934 in Newport News, VA, granddaughter of the late Reverend Silas E. Corsey, founder of the Old/New Grafton Church,...
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Stanley M. Lastick

January 14, 2017

Stanley M. Lastick, 87, of Broomall, PA passed away on January 14, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1929, he was the son of the late Louis and Clara (nee Levy) Lastick. Stanley graduated from Overbrook High School. He was an active member of the Credit Merchants Association. Stanley enjoyed sports, big band music, gardening, and traveling. He loved his work and was a devoted husband...
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Donald B. Young

October 31, 1932 - January 14, 2017

Donald B. Young, age 84, a 52 year resident of Springfield, PA, passed away on January 14, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Benjamin F. and Elizabeth W. Young (nee Miles). Donald served in the United States Coast Guard during the Korean War era. He was employed for almost 40 years with AT&T, Bell Atlantic and Lucent Technologies as a Systems Technician. He...
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Grace Frances Goessel

March 21, 1922 - January 13, 2017

Grace F. Goessel. (nee Aldrich) of Phoenixville, PA, formerly of Upper Darby PA, passed away on January 13, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Frederick T. Goessel. Beloved mother of Michael Goessel (Annamarie), Donna D'Innocenmo (Peter) and of the late Edward Douthart. Also survived by 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Relatives and Friends are invited to her service Wednesday 11:00...
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Robert S. Jones

October 9, 1919 - January 11, 2017

Robert S. Jones, born on October 9, 1919 in Pittsburgh PA, until he was a teenager when he moved to the Philadelphia area, passed away on January 11, 2017. He attended Lower Merion High School and the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School. He also served in the Army Air Corps as a Second Lieutenant where he was a B17 pilot. He worked in the pest control industry where he founded Jones...
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Katheryn M. Brown

April 30, 1986 - January 11, 2017

Katheryn M. Brown, of Coatesville, passed away on January 11, 2017. Born in Media, PA in 1986, she was the beloved daughter of Eileen M. (nee Glatfelter) and the late Frederick W. Brown, Jr. Katie was the loving mother of Lilian Keidaisch and the dear sister of Eric M. Brown (Amanda), Stephen J. Brown, and Matthew E. Brown (Cynthia). Katie graduated from Bishop Shanahan High School in...
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Scott Singer

January 11, 2017

Scott Singer, 59, of Honeybrook, PA, formerly of Downingtown, PA passed away suddenly on January 11, 2017. Born in West Chester, PA in 1957, he was the beloved son of Eleanor (nee Wando) and the late Alfred H. Singer. Scott was the loving father of Nicholas Zebley and Jared Singer; dear brother of Steven Singer and Robert Singer (Kristine); uncle of Ryan and Kevin Singer; cousin of Robert...
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Edward F. Berry

March 5, 1939 - January 10, 2017

Edward F. Berry, age 77, a 45 year resident of Havertown, PA, passed away on January 10, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Edward and Ellen Berry (nee Maguire). Edward was a graduate of Temple University. He was a self-employed Tax Consultant for over 50 years. He was a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps. He was predeceased by his beloved wife,...
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Brian David Stewart

October 23, 1963 - January 9, 2017

Brian David Stewart, age 53, of Columbia, SC, formerly of Wayne, PA passed away on January 9, 2017. Born in Detroit, MI in 1963, he was the beloved son of David Arthur and Nancy (nee Moyer) Stewart. Brian graduated from the University of South Carolina, where he received his B.S. in Physical Education and his M. Ed. in Education. He was a gym teacher at Ft. Jackson Elementary School. ...
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Lorrie C. McCarron (nee Walker)

January 9, 2017

Lorrie C. McCarron (nee Walker), 85, of West Chester, on January 9, 2017. Beloved wife of John D. McCarron; loving mother of Michael T. Hill, Brian C. Hill (Melissa), Alice G. Single (James), and the late David A. Hill; devoted grandmother of Amanda Hill, Ryan Hill, Thomas Single, Ciara Hill, Kaitlyn Single, India Hill, Ethan Hill; dear great-grandmother of Jaxon Hill; predeceased by her...
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Elizabeth M. "Betsy" Taylor

June 7, 1940 - January 9, 2017

Elizabeth M. "Betsy" Taylor, age 76, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on January 9, 2017. Born in Havertown, PA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Dorothy Taylor (nee Cook). Betsy received her Bachelor's Degree from Immaculata University. She was employed as a teacher at St. Bernadette School in Drexel Hill, PA. She retired in 2010. In addition to her parents, Betsy was...
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Elizabeth S. Hickman

May 5, 1930 - January 8, 2017

Mrs. Elizabeth S. Hickman (nee Snyder), 86, of Drexel Hill, PA passed away in the hospital on January 8, 2017, after a long illness. Beloved wife of the late Robert H. Hickman; Loving mother of Elisabeth H. Klenn (Philip) and Doris H. Hurd (William); loving grandmother of Olivia, Elizabeth, Ethan, Emily, Sarah, Grace and Katie; dear sister of Doris Webster and the late Charles Snyder; loving...
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Diane R. Campbell

October 18, 1943 - January 8, 2017

Diane Campbell, age 73, of New Albany, PA passed away January 8, 2017. Beloved wife of the late David A. Campbell. Loving mother of Dana Melchiorre, Dawn Schmidt, and Shawn Campbell. Devoted grandmother of Erica Meyers (Chris), Stephen Schmidt, Kelly Campbell, and Grace Melchiorre, great-grandmother of Nathan Schmidt and Erin Meyers. Diane was born in Berwyn, PA . She enjoyed gardening,...
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