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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

Joseph R. McMahon

September 27, 2016

Joseph R. McMahon, of Springfield, formerly of Morton, passed away on September 27, 2016. Born in 1950 in Darby, he was the son of the late Francis and Helen (nee Fox) McMahon. Joseph enjoyed, fishing, skiing, travelling, and being outdoors. He had a passion for cars (Mustangs in particular). Despite being confined to a wheel chair, had a positive attitude and did not let it hold him back. ...
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Margaret Ellen Daly

May 19, 1938 - September 26, 2016

Margaret Ellen Daly (nee Lamberton), age 78, of Media, PA, formerly of Upper Darby, PA and South Canaan, PA, passed away on September 26, 2016. Born in South Canaan, PA, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Ruth Lamberton (nee Emery). She had been employed as a Nurse. Margaret Ellen is survived by her beloved husband, Francis A. Daly, her loving children Mike Daly (Janet), Mary...
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Ann M. Cornett

November 26, 1968 - September 25, 2016

Ann M. Cornett (nee Perry), age 47, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on September 25, 2016. Born in Coatesville, PA, she was the daughter of David Perry and Linda Seegers (nee Carter). Ann was a graduate of Ridley High School. Ann was employed by the Upper Darby School District as a bus driver on bus route 99. She loved her job, especially the children she met. She loved walking her...
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G. Bradford Ennis

November 4, 1983 - September 25, 2016

G. Bradford Ennis, age 32, of Havertown, PA, formerly of Newtown, PA, passed away on September 25, 2016. Born in Hackensack, NJ, he was the son of George and Mary Ennis (nee DeRosa). Bradford was a graduate of Council Rock High School and York College. He was employed by PJM Interconnection in Audubon, PA in the Audio Visual Department. Bradford adored his loving wife and two...
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Mary D. Ferrier

June 25, 1925 - September 24, 2016

Mary D. Ferrier (nee DiSanti), 91, of West Chester, PA passed away on September 24, 2016. Born in 1925 in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late Pietro and Giaconda (nee Valentino) DiSanti. Mary was the beloved wife of the late Roy Ferrier, Jr.; the loving mother of James F. Ferrier, Joseph M. Ferrier, and John C. Ferrier; the loving grandmother of Peter and Anthony; the dear...
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Christopher J. Schwarz

October 30, 1955 - September 23, 2016

Christopher Schwarz, 60, of Chattanooga, Tennessee passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 23, 2016. He was the devoted and loving husband of Mary Cecilia Donaghue Schwarz for 40 years. Chris was deeply committed to his family, his career, and his country. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Charles W. Schwarz and Regina Gibbons Schwarz Lutz. A graduate of Bishop Shanahan...
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Joseph C. Stoume

July 15, 1965 - September 23, 2016

Joseph C. Stoume, age 51, of Havertown, PA, passed away on September 23, 2016. Joseph was a graduate of Upper Darby High School. He loved to fish. He loved his brothers and sisters dearly. He was a friend to all and was very kind. He did everything his way. Joseph is the loving son of Margaret (Jim) Cunningham, brother of Sandra (Ted) Sgro, Kathleen (Leo) Sides, Eileen (Bob) Brennan,...
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Lois B. Zollinger

November 6, 1923 - September 22, 2016

Lois B. Zollinger, 92, of West Chester, formerly of Hellertown, passed away on September 22, 2016. Born in 1923 in Oberlin, OH, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Mildred (nee Sheffield) Breyley. Lois was a teacher at Springfield Elementary in Pleasant Valley, PA. She loved quilting and was a member of the Red Hat Society. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter F....
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Mary Jane Marlowe

July 23, 1921 - September 21, 2016

Mary Jane Marlowe (neé Ortolan), 95, of West Chester, passed away on September 21, 2016. Born in 1921 in East Paterson, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Mario and Emma (nee Cella) Ortolan. Mary Jane enlisted in the United States Army in 1942. She served in the Signal Corps in North Africa, Italy, France and England. While serving in North Africa, she met her future husband James J....
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Odessa D. Hall

May 20, 1938 - September 21, 2016

Odessa D. Hall (nee Richardson), age 78, of Philadelphia, PA, passed away on September 21, 2016. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Earl Richardson and the late Mildred Brown. Odessa was predeceased by her daughter, Lillian Hall. She is survived by her loving children Theodore Hall, Linda Bouancer, Angelina Forbes, and Lyndon Hall, her grandchildren Natasha Hall,...
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Kenneth W. Betz

September 5, 1957 - September 21, 2016

Kenneth W. Betz, 59, of Newtown Square, PA passed away on September 21, 2016 at Fair Acres, where he was a resident. Born in 1957 in Darby, PA, he was the beloved son of Louise K. (McLaughlin) and the late Kenneth M. Betz. He attended Upper Darby High School and worked as a Senior Auditor for Southland Corporation in Willow Grove, PA. He was the loving father of Chris Betz (Sonya), Greg...
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Michael J. Verzella

October 24, 1980 - September 19, 2016

Michael J. Verzella, age 35, of Havertown, PA, passed away on September 19, 2016. Born in Fairfax, VA, he was the son of Joan (William) Haller and Joseph F. Verzella, Jr. Mike's daughter, Noelle, meant the world to him. He loved nothing more than watching her grow and learn. He was a loyal friend who always wanted to help out anyone he could. Mike had an infectious laugh and smile and...
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Mary Walters Siefert

April 25, 1928 - September 18, 2016

Mary Walters Siefert, age 88, of Normandy Farms Estates, and formerly of Springfield Township, Montgomery County, PA passed away peacefully at her home September 18, 2016. Beloved wife of 60 years to the late Jacob "Jack " Siefert. Loving mother of Anne Oberg (Doug) of New Canaan, CT and George Siefert (Fran) of Cherry Hill, NJ. Devoted grandmother of Liz and Jack Oberg; Anna, Billy, and Kate...
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Elizabeth D. Gitlin

June 9, 1932 - September 17, 2016

Elizabeth D. Gitlin, age 84, of Malvern, PA passed away on September 17, 2016. Born in Havertown, PA she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Keenan (nee Lewis). Elizabeth was a graduate of West Catholic High School for Girls. She was employed by a dental office in Springfield for 10 years before she retired. Elizabeth is survived by her loving children Michael J. Gitlin ...
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Thomas Patrick "Pat" McCarney, Jr.

February 2, 1924 - September 17, 2016

Thomas Patrick "Pat" McCarney, Jr., age 92, of Media, PA, formerly of Philadelphia, PA, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2016. Born in Philadelphia, PA he was the son of the late Thomas Patrick McCarney, Sr. and Anna McCarney (nee Egan). Pat proudly served in the Navy during World War II. After his Naval service. he worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad and Conrail as a mechanic and...
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Sr. Ruth McCarthy, S.H.C.J.

May 20, 1924 - September 16, 2016

Sr. Ruth McCarthy, S.H.C.J., formerly Mother Mary Louis, passed away on September 16, 2016. Sister was 92 years of age. Beloved daughter of the late Florance James and Regina McCarthy (nee Pilger). Sister of the late Robert and Eleanor McCarthy. Survived by her sister-in-law Blanche McCarthy, and her nephews and niece Robert McCarthy (Marly MacFarlane), Kathleen McCarthy (Richard Maylander)...
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Patricia B. Dougherty (nee Brennan)

January 28, 1928 - September 16, 2016

Patricia B. "Pat" Dougherty (nee Brennan), 88, of Newtown Square, formerly of Roxborough, passed away on September 16, 2016. She was the beloved wife of William J. "Skip" Dougherty; the loving mother of Denise Marie Dougherty and William J. Dougherty, Jr.; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews whom she adored. Relatives and friends are invited to her Memorial Mass 10:00 AM Thursday,...
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Barbara Ann White

February 25, 1940 - September 16, 2016

Barbara A. White, age 76, of Philadelphia, PA passed away on September 16, 2016. Born in Darby, PA, she was the daughter of the late Vincent J. and Edna Mae Bingham (nee Petty). Barbara was a graduate of West Catholic High School for Girls. She was a Florist for 35 years. Barbara is survived by her beloved husband Edward E. and her children Thomas A. White, Edward E. White, Jr. (Pam) and...
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Angela C. Nazarey

January 31, 1923 - September 16, 2016

Angela C. Nazarey. (nee, Lasiewicki), 93, passed away on September 16, 2016, of West Chester, PA and formerly of Ridley Township, PA. Beloved wife of the late George; loving mother of Carol N. Szmajda (Walter F.) and George J. Nazarey (the late Marie); loving grandmother of Suzanne Springer (Michael), George J. Nazarey, Jr., Michelle S. Villatoro (German) and Tracey Szmajda. Also survived by 3...
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Dorothy G. Kern

December 28, 1950 - September 15, 2016

Dorothy G. Kern, age 65, passed away on September 15, 2016. Born in Ridley Park, PA, she was the daughter of the late Henry P. and Dorothy W. Kern (nee Wilson). Dorothy is survived by her sister, Barbara K. Faia (Carmen) and her nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.. Graveside Service on Monday, September 26, 2016, 11:00 AM, Glenwood Memorial Gardens, 2321 West Chester Pike, Broomall,...
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Linda S Lindsay (nee Mader)

March 9, 1958 - September 15, 2016

Linda S. Lindsay, (nee Mader), 58, on September 15, 2016, of West Chester, PA and formerly of Long Island, NY. Linda was the beloved wife for 38 years of David M. "Dave" Lindsay and loving mother of John and Laura Lindsay. She battled multiple sclerosis for 8 years. She was the most vibrant, compassionate, strong, silly, sardonic, hilarious, loving, intelligent and beautiful woman. ...
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Wanda M. McCain

June 23, 1954 - September 14, 2016

Wanda M. McCain, age 62, of Philadelphia, PA, passed away on September 14, 2016. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late William and Martha McCain (nee Cofer). Wanda was a graduate of West Philadelphia High School. She was employed as a cook at the Café at the University of Pennsylvania Bookstore. Wanda attended the Senior Sunshine Center with her mother, was an...
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Sally A. Corr (nee Friel)

January 24, 1944 - September 13, 2016

Sally A. Corr (nee Friel), age 72, of Havertown, PA, formerly of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on September 13, 2016. Born in Wilkes-Barre, PA, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Mary Friel (nee Seiger). Sally was a graduate of West Catholic Girls High School in Philadelphia. She was employed as a custodian for the Haverford School District. Sally was predeceased by her...
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Elizabeth R. Powell (nee Connor)

November 10, 1922 - September 13, 2016

Elizabeth R. Powell (nee Connor), 93, of Newtown Square, formerly of Philadelphia, passed away on September 13, 2016. She was the wife of the late Edward S. Powell; mother of Carol P. McGlade (Michael) and the late William R. Powell (Charlotte); grandmother of Kelsey, Billy, Matthew, and Loni; sister of Damaris Kearns; also survived by 7 great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are...
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Terrence J."Terry" Donohue, Sr.

September 13, 2016

TERRENCE J. "TERRY" DONOHUE, SR. on September 13, 2016 of Westtown, PA. Beloved husband for 49 years of Joan F. (nee McGlone); loving dad of Karen J. Willis (Andrew), Terrence J. Donohue, Jr. (Danielle) and James T. Donohue (Jennifer); loving Pop of Lauren Christine Cardone (Nick), Emma Brook Willis, Katherine Rose Willis, Liam Charles Donohue, Geraldine Anne Donohue, Rose McGlone Donohue and...
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Lawrence "Larry" Flood

July 21, 1969 - September 12, 2016

Lawrence "Larry" Flood, age 47, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on September 12, 2016. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of Paul W. and Carmella Flood (Nee DeStefano). Larry and his family moved to Drexel Hill in 1971. Larry came from a wonderful loving family. In addition to his parents, Larry is survived by his beloved wife, Laura L. Flood (nee Meredith). He met Laura in high...
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Stephen J. Faralli

August 26, 1958 - September 12, 2016

Stephen J. Faralli, 58, passed away suddenly at home on September 12, 2016, of Villanova, PA. Born on August 26, 1958 in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Rose R. (nee Reale) and Victor C. Faralli, Jr. He was the dear husband of Pamela Faralli (nee Roberts) of 23 years; loving father of Garrett, Brett, and Kristin Faralli; and brother of Victor J. Faralli, MD (Paula); and brother-in...
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Steven Daniel Fairhurst

June 8, 1957 - September 11, 2016

Steven Daniel Fairhurst, age 59, of Wayne, PA, formerly of Devon, PA, passed away on September 11, 2016. Born in Milwaukee, WI, he was the son of the late Carl W. and Ester C. Fairhurst (nee Jarius). Steven was a graduate of Archbishop Carroll High School and attended Drexel University. He was the owner of Devon Automotive. Steven is survived by his beloved wife, Priscilla R....
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1LT Jeffrey D. Cooper

January 9, 1991 - September 10, 2016

1 Lt. Jeffrey D. Cooper, age 25 was killed on September 10, 2016 in a roll over, non-combative accident in Kuwait. Born in 1991 in Abington, Pennsylvania and raised in the Everett and Mill Creek area of Washington State. He graduated from Henry M. Jackson High School in Mill Creek in 2009. At age 17, Jeffrey choose to join the United States Coast Guard as a Reservist. He completed his Basic...
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Annamae Witiak

August 13, 1934 - September 10, 2016

Annamae Witiak, age 82, died on September 10, 2016 in her Aldan home surrounded by family, after fighting a battle with congestive heart failure. Devoted daughter to the late John and Mary McCartney and sister to the late John McCartney, she leaves behind her husband of 57 years, Peter Witiak, Jr., her daughter Diane (David Gaskill), her son Daniel (Eleanor) and three grandchildren, Abby, Peter...
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Sandra Lee Cannon

May 21, 1965 - September 9, 2016

Sandra Lee Cannon, 51, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Ridley Twp, PA, passed away on September 9, 2016 . She was predeceased by her parents Alexander L. and Helen (Smeal) Moyer and her siblings Russell Whiteside and Patricia Thomas. Sandie was the beloved mother of Christopher Cannon (Megan Fiske-Ellis), loving companion of Brian Bennett, dear sister of Thomas, Michael & Robert Whiteside,...
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Rita M. Murphy

November 11, 1924 - September 8, 2016

Rita M. Murphy, age 91, of Plush Mills, formerly of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on September 8, 2016. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the beloved daughter of the late Edward and Marie Murphy (nee Gallagher). Rita was a graduate of John W. Hallahan High School. She was employed for General Electric in the Accounting/Payroll Department. Rita was the loving sister of Marie McGee, Betty...
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Madeline Fiorelli

January 26, 1924 - September 7, 2016

Madeline M. Fiorelli Madeline Maurelli (Maddie) born on 1/26/24 in Philadelphia was 92 when she passed 9/7/16 from respiratory failure/pneumonia. She was married to Andrew Fiorelli 9/11/48 until his passing. She is survived by her two sisters Rose & Connie, her children Joe & Steve, five grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. She lived in PA, FL and CA (too many locations to list---I helped...
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Anthony "Tony" Boschetti

August 31, 1926 - September 5, 2016

Anthony "Tony" Boschetti, age 90, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on September 5, 2016. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Michael and Adeline Boschetti (nee Brandemarte). Tony served in the United States Navy. He was employed as a mail handler with the United States Post Office at the 30th Street Station. He was a hardworking, family man who dedicated all his time...
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David Paul Tolman

July 10, 1954 - September 5, 2016

David Paul Tolman, age 62, of Newtown Square, PA, formerly of Melrose, MA, passed away on September 5, 2016. Born in Melrose, MA, he was the son of the late Albert William and Ruth Jean Tolman (nee Doucette). David served in the United States Navy. He worked for many years at Alfredo's Pizzeria in Broomall, PA. David was the loving companion of Dawn Hess and the late Rosemary Monahan...
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James Joseph Larkins, Jr.

April 25, 1933 - September 4, 2016

James J. Larkins, 83, a resident of Barnegat Nursing Home, formerly of Ocean City, NJ and Drexel Hill, PA, passed away peacefully, on Sunday September 4, 2016, after his family was generously afforded the time and opportunity to say good bye and send their loving father/grandfather/brother on to eternal life. Born in the Highland Park section of Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, Jim attended St...
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Marsha Gray Laubenstein Knight-Scharnberg

November 24, 1945 - September 2, 2016

MARSHA GRAY LAUBENSTEIN KNIGHT-SCHARNBERG Marsha Knight-Scharnberg died On September 2, 2016, at the age of 70. Her death was sudden, and followed a path of unpredictability that highlighted her most amazing life. Marsha was born in Philadelphia on November 24, 1945, and grew up in Ashland, Pa. She was the daughter of Raymond P. and Doris (Lappin) Laubenstein. She spent her summers at...
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David M. Weigand

April 25, 1939 - September 2, 2016

David M. Weigand, 77, of West Chester, PA passed away on September 2, 2016. He was the beloved son of the late Frederick and Florence (nee Moore) Weigand; the husband of the late Joan Ann Weigand (nee Kreitzberg); father of James B. Weigand (wife Marie Weigand) and Steven E. Weigand (wife Vanessa Canac); grandfather of Brian, Kevin, and Rose. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to...
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Leroy Yancey

May 1, 1923 - September 1, 2016

Leroy Yancey, 93, of Philadelphia, PA passed away on September 1, 2016. Born in 1923 in Plymouth, VA, he was the beloved son of the late Albert Lee and Elizabeth Yancey. Serving honorably in the US Army during WWII, he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the American Theater Service Ribbon, the European African Middle Eastern Service Ribbon and the World War II Victory Ribbon. In...
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David F. Girard

August 8, 1932 - September 1, 2016

David F. Girard, age 84, of Audubon, PA, formerly of Berwyn, PA, passed away on September 1, 2016. Born in Connellsville, PA, he was the son of the late David F. and Mary Helen Girard (nee Sleighter). He was a graduate of Connellsville High School and Penn State University. He served in the United States Air Force as a Captain during the Vietnam War era. He was employed in Finance for...
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Robert J. Tarra

July 17, 1976 - September 1, 2016

Robert J. Tarra (Bobby) age 40 of Millsboro, DE, formerly of West Chester, PA went to be with the Lord and his mom on September 1, 2016. Born July 17, 1976 in Chester, PA he was the youngest son of Anthony J. Tarra and the late Marcia K. Tarra. He was a graduate of West Chester East High School, West Chester, PA (1996) and attended Hiram G Andrews Center Vocational School (2002). He is...
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Evelyn T. Poe

June 20, 1922 - September 1, 2016

Evelyn T. Poe (nee Gennetti), age 94, formerly of Devon, PA, passed away on September 1, 2016. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Gennetti (nee Scotese). She grew up in South Philadelphia. In her youth she was active in the Sacred Heart Club of her Parish church, St. Rita's, and as a young adult she acted in many plays as a member of the...
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Kimberly F. Miller Curran

April 18, 1964 - September 1, 2016

Kimberly Faith Miller Curran, 52, of Media, PA lost her courageous battle with cancer on September 1, 2016. Beloved wife of Cornelius (Neil) Curran; daughter of William J. and Rosalie (nee Leahy) Miller; sister of William J. Miller, Jr. (Beverly); loving aunt of Danielle; and "mommy" to her Yorkshire terrier, Chablis. Kim was a graduate of Trinity High School & York College, and worked...
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Ronald Leroy Harner,, Sr.

February 5, 1937 - August 31, 2016

Ronald Leroy Harner, Sr., 79, of Glenmoore, PA passed away on August 31, 2016 at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester, PA. Born in 1937 in Upper Uwchlan Twp., PA, Ronald was the beloved son of the late Leroy T. and Helen F. (Ortlip) Harner. He was a 1955 graduate of Downingtown Senior High School and served honorably in the US Army. He worked in maintenance for Shryock Brothers Paper...
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Barrett Evarts Farnham

December 3, 1927 - August 29, 2016

Barrett Evarts Farnham, of Strafford, PA passed away on August 29, 2016 at his home after a brief battle with cancer. He was 88. Born on December 3, 1927 in Gladwyne, PA, the son of Marshall Evarts Farnham and Jane Hubbard Farnham, he graduated in 1946 from The Peddie School Hightstown, NJ. At Peddie, Barry was the captain of the golf team in his senior year. After Peddie, he enlisted in...
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Anthony G. Iacovelli

January 26, 1940 - August 29, 2016

Anthony G. Iacovelli, 76, of West Chester, PA passed peacefully on August 29, 2016 at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester, PA. Beloved husband of Barbara S. (Smith) Iacovelli; loving father of Lisa Whitten (Mark), Michael Iacovelli (Stephanie) and the late Jami Collins (Leon); dear brother of Tammy Crumlish (Jim) and step-father of Joseph Corba (Faye), Nicole Corba and Melissa Grady (Todd);...
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William P. Horan

December 9, 1935 - August 29, 2016

William P. Horan, age 80, of Havertown, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on the morning of August 29, 2016. Bill was born in Philadelphia to William and Winifred Horan on December 9, 1935. He was one of four children living in their West Philadelphia home on Cedar Avenue that was a gathering place for family and friends that always provided love,...
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Elizabeth Marie "Betty" Anderson

February 11, 1919 - August 28, 2016

Elizabeth Marie "Betty" Anderson (nee Hallowell), 97, of Lansdale, Pa., formerly of Folsom, Pa passed away on August 28, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late James "Jim" J. Anderson. Betty is survived by her loving children James J. Anderson (Janet Cromer), Elizabeth Alexander-Touscher(Dane), John Anderson(Marie), Maureen Ward (John) and Kathleen Cox (John), 21 Grandchildren and 16 Great...
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Harry John Joseph O'Neill

March 17, 1936 - August 28, 2016

Harry John Joseph O'Neill, 80, of Wynnewood, passed away on August 28, 2016. Beloved husband of 57 years to Lillian S. O'Neill (nee Scanlon); loving father of Harry John Joseph O'Neill (Laura) of Newtown, Charles S. O'Neill (Cheryl) of Philadelphia, Patricia A. O'Neill (Christopher Grote), of Chicago, IL, and Maureen O'Neill of Arlington, VA; loving grandfather of Mary Catherine, Jessica,...
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Marie C. Miller

January 3, 1919 - August 27, 2016

Marie C. Miller (nee Kolonay), age 97, of Springfield, PA, passed away on August 27, 2016. Born in Frugality, PA, she was the daughter of the John and Elizabeth Kolonay (nee Sipos). Marie was a member of the Women's Club of Merchantville, NJ. Marie was predeceased by her beloved husband Malcolm M. Miller, Sr. and her sons William and Louis Miller. She is survived by her loving...
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Andrea Lee "Andy" Crawford

December 16, 1942 - August 27, 2016

Andrea Lee Crawford (nee Coyle), "Andy" to her friends, born on December 16, 1942, passed away on August 27, 2016, two years after ALS began to take its toll on her strength. Andy was born and raised in Upper Darby, eldest child of her parents, Edward H. Coyle, Jr. and Edith G. Coyle (nee Stagg). After graduation from Upper Darby High School, she graduated as a History and Education major...
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Arthur Leopold Paquin, Sr.

November 6, 1949 - August 26, 2016

Arthur Leopold "Art" Paquin, Sr. age 66, of LaBelle, FL, previously of Pike Creek, DE, passed away suddenly Friday August 26, 2016. Born in New York, NY Art was pre-deceased by wife of 31 years Joyce Rugg Paquin, also pre-deceased by former wife Catherine "Cathie" McNamee Paquin. Father of Michael P. Paquin, Sr., of Roxborough, Pa, the late Arthur L. Paquin, Jr.(Liz) formerly of East Lansdowne,...
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Lawrence Frattura

October 31, 1928 - August 26, 2016

Lawrence "Larry" Frattura , 87 of Drexel Hill, PA passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016. Born in Fallo, Italy he moved to the US with his family at age 2. Initially living in Boston, MA and later settling permanently in Philadelphia, Larry attended the historic Murrell Dobbins Technical School in Philadelphia. A veteran of the US Army, he honorably served as a Private 1st Class military police...
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Frances M. Stevens

September 6, 1928 - August 26, 2016

Frances M. Stevens (nee McClelland), age 87, of Springfield, PA, passed away on August 26, 2016. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Elizabeth McClelland (nee Martin). Frances worked in the Telecommunications Department at Glaxo Smith Kline in Philadelphia. She retired in March, 1986. Frances was predeceased by her husband, Eugene Stevens, and her...
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James D. Hay, Jr.

June 29, 1942 - August 25, 2016

James D. "Jim" HAY Jr., 74, passed away Thursday August 25, 2016 at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Patricia A. (CAMPBELL) HAY with whom he shared 54 years of marriage. Born in West Philadelphia he was the son of the late James D. HAY Sr. and Beatrice EFCAVITCH and was a 1960 graduate of West Catholic Boys High School, Philadelphia. ...
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Joseph G. Miller, Jr.

November 27, 1934 - August 25, 2016

Joseph G. Miller, 81, of Folsom, Pa., formerly of Prospect Park, passed away on August 25, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Edith R. Miller (nee Pyfer), loving father of Robin Cashin, William (Barbara), Joseph III (Michelle) and the late Thomas Miller, brother of Geraldine Fitzi (Jack) and Donald Miller (Helen), grandfather of 6 and great-grandfather of 6. Family and friends are...
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Elizabeth A. Ahearn

May 10, 1938 - August 24, 2016

Elizabeth A. Ahearn, age 78, of Upper Darby, PA, formerly of Philadelphia, PA, passed away on August 24, 2016. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late John F. and Elizabeth T. Ahearn (nee Murphy). She was employed as a Machinist for Kelly & Huber, a manufacturer of eye glass cases, in Philadelphia for over 40 years. She retired in 1996. In addition to her parents,...
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Dorothy A. Seeley Seel

May 15, 1922 - August 24, 2016

Dorothy A. Knauer (Seeley) Seel, 94, of West Brandywine, PA passed away on August 24, 2016. Born May 15, 1922 in West Chester, PA, she was the beloved daughter of the late Guy W. and Laura Ellena (Kurtz) Knauer. During her youth and teens years, Dorothy preformed on stage with her mother, a well-known entertainer, who encouraged her to attend drama school in Philadelphia. Ultimately,...
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Rita Mary Colvin

May 22, 1926 - August 23, 2016

Rita Mary Colvin (nee Drzalowski), 90 years old, passed away on August 23, 2016, while staying with family in Oklahoma. She was born in Philadelphia, PA, and was the loving daughter of the late John and Mary Drzalowski (nee Hyjek). Rita was also predeceased by 7 siblings, Michael, Stephanie, Bertha Kaszula (John), Helen Grabus (John), Theresa Klepczynski (William), Edward (Frieda), and Joan...
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Maria Teresa Buendia

June 16, 1954 - August 23, 2016

Maria Teresa Buendia (nee Sales), age 62, of Devon, PA, formerly of Sydney, Australia, passed away on August 23, 2016. Born in Quezon City, Philippines, she was the daughter of the late Efrem and Patrocinio Bernales Sales (nee Santos). Maria was a person full of energy and very bubbly. She loved to sing and was a lead singer in a choir in Australia. She loved to cook, which everyone...
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Charles R. "Charlie" Ward, sr.

June 17, 1926 - August 22, 2016

Charles R. "Charlie" Ward, Sr., age 90, of Downingtown, PA, formerly of Hershey's Mill in West Chester and Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on August 22, 2016. Born in Collingswood, NJ, he was the son of the late Charles Edward and Frances Ward (nee Swift). Charlie served in the United States Navy during World War II and was a self-employed Insurance Inspector. He was predeceased by his...
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Charles W. Campbell, Sr.

December 11, 1920 - August 22, 2016

Charles W. Campbell, Sr., 95, of Newtown Square, passed away on August 22, 2016. He was the beloved husband of the late Rosalyn H. (nee Ivey) Campbell; the loving father of Charles W. Campbell, Jr., Rosalyn O'Mailey, James Campbell, and the late Patricia Campbell; also survived by 7 grandchildren. Charles served honorably in the US Coast Guard during World War II. He worked for Septa as an...
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Lucille J. Spina

January 3, 1931 - August 22, 2016

Lucille Jean Spina (nee Falcone), 85, of Broomall, passed away on August 22, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Vincent C. Spina; loving mother of Carol A. Moore (George), Terri Spina, and Mary Beth DeMarco (Patrick); loving grandmother of Amanda and Olivia; dear sister of the late Vincent Falcone. Relatives and friends are invited to her Visitation 7:00-9:00 PM Friday, August 26, 2016 at The...
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James F. Ortlieb

August 29, 1927 - August 22, 2016

James F. Ortlieb, 88, formerly of Aldan, PA passed away on August 22, 2016. Born in Philadelphia, PA, James was the son of the late James C. and Helen (Burckey) Ortlieb. He was a graduate of North Catholic High School and served honorably in the US Army during World War II. James worked as a steamfitter with Local 420 in Philadelphia, PA. He was active with the Boys Club in Aldan, a...
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Anna Jane Coile

December 28, 1923 - August 21, 2016

Anna Jane Coile (nee Donehue), 92, of Sebastian, FL passed away on August 21, 2016. Born in Queens, NY, Anna was the beloved daughter of the late Francis Lawrence and Carol Maref (Platz) Donehue. She was a graduate of Trinity High School in Maryland and attended Trinity College. She worked as a secretary in the security industry. Anna loved trips to the Casinos, traveling, going to...
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Eileen M. Winchell

February 26, 1923 - August 21, 2016

Eileen M. Winchell (nee McLaren), age 93, of Wayne, PA passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, August 21, 2016. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband James E. Winchell and daughter Janice McEntee. She is the loving mother of Judy Deardorff (David) and son-in-law Edward McEntee, cherished "Grammy" of Jennifer Zogg (James), Sean McEntee (RaeLynn), Kevin McEntee (Natalie), and Amanda...
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George E. Ciarlone

September 8, 1913 - August 20, 2016

George E. Ciarlone, 103, of Downingtown, PA passed away on August 20, 2016 at Tampa General Hospital. Born in Bridgeport, PA in 1913, he was the son of the late George and Lucy (nee Orifice) Ciarlone. He was a 1932 graduate of Downingtown High School and a member of the Downingtown Alumni. George was employed by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board as a Supervisor until his...
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Adeline "Addie" Valerio-Shockley

March 31, 1942 - August 20, 2016

Adeline Valerio-Shockley 74 of Newtown Square PA entered into eternal life on Saturday August 20, 2016 after a long illness. She was born to the late Romeo E Gingras and Adeline M Bloomer-Gingras. Adeline is survived by her children Christine Valerio and Richard Valerio; sisters Shirley Pitcher, Diana Dyer, Virginia Marshall, brother George Gingras; she also leaves behind many loving...
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Henry D. Marrone

May 5, 1929 - August 20, 2016

Henry D. Marrone, age 87, of Philadelphia, PA, on August 20, 2016. Born in Philadelphia to the late Andre and Margaret (nee Francetti) Marrone, Henry proudly served in the Army and fought in the Korean War. Beloved husband of the late Constance B. (nee Remolde), dear father of Cheryll Conway, Michelle Marrone, Bernadette Fabbroni and Alicia Meintel. Loving brother of Florence Hendri,...
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James T. Newman

September 27, 1920 - August 20, 2016

James T. Newman, 95, of Newtown Square, PA passed away on August 20, 2016. Born in Youngstown, OH in 1920, James was the beloved son of the late John Patrick and Ellen Corbett (Demond) Newman. James served honorably in the US Army during World War II and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and worked as an Insurance Underwriter with...
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Ethel V. Dougherty

May 20, 1923 - August 18, 2016

Born May 20, 1923 to Harry Mower Broomall, Sr. of Prospect Park, PA and Florence Natalie Fairlamb of Glenolden, PA. Ethel passed away on August 18, 3:45 PM, due to complications from a recent surgery. Ethel was predeceased by her daughter, Cathy Metricarti, in 2014, and her husband, Francis "Frank" Joseph Dougherty, Sr. in 1988. They were married May 23, 1942 in St. Michael's Roman Catholic...
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Peter Brendan Johnson

October 13, 1974 - August 18, 2016

Peter Brendan Johnson, age 41, passed away on August 18, 2016. Born in Montvale, NJ, he was the son of the late Dorothy Jean Johnson (nee Paul) and Peter H. Johnson. Peter was employed as a Financial Analyst for PNC Bank. He is survived by his sister, Amy Maricle, his nephew Kadin Maricle and his father. Relatives and friends are invited to visit the family Wednesday, August 24,...
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Eugene Kates

January 25, 1932 - August 18, 2016

Eugene Kates, 84, of Morton, Pa passed away on August 18, 2016 at Taylor Hospice House. He was the loving son of the late Cyrus and Faye (nee Wagner) Kates and brother of the late Harvey Kates. He was a kind and gentle soul and is survived by his beloved wife Barbara A. Tomlinson, nephews Rocco and Steven and many other nieces and nephews. Before his retirement Eugene was employed by the...
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Mary Lou Miller

July 16, 1934 - August 18, 2016

Mary Louise Miller (nee McCloskey), 82 of Gradyville, PA passed away on August 18, 2016. Born in Chester, Pa, Mary Lou was the daughter of the late William A. and Margaret (Linnington) McCloskey. She was predeceased in 2009 by her beloved husband, Elmer E. "Bus" Miller, Jr. Mary Lou was the loving mother of Elmer E. "Chip" III (Meg), Joanne Hartley (Jeff) and the late Linda L. Miller;...
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John J. Harrington

December 7, 1965 - August 17, 2016

John J. Harrington, age 50, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on August 17, 2016. Born in Darby, PA, he was the son of the late Joseph R. and Joanne M. Harrington (nee Howe). He attended Msgr. Bonner High School. He graduated from the Delaware County Community College Plumbers Program and Universal Tech Institute. He was employed as a plumber for Bob Crass in Drexel Hill. He retired in 2011....
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Jeffrey W. Lombardi

January 24, 1962 - August 16, 2016

Jeffrey W. Lombardi, 54, of West Chester, PA and formerly of Malvern, PA passed away on August 16, 2016. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1962, Jeffrey was the son of the late Joseph J., Sr. and Joyce E. (Farrell) Lombardi. He was the beloved brother of Joseph J. Lombardi, Jr. (Mary), Donna M. Sherwin (Rich), Janice A. Brown and D. Michael Lombardi. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great...
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Charles A. Eckler,, Jr.

March 9, 1942 - August 15, 2016

Charles A. Eckler, Jr., age 74, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on August 15, 2016. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Charles A. Eckler, Sr. and Dorothy Eckler (nee Nagele). Charles was a decorated Vietnam veteran. As an officer in the U.S. Army, he received the Bronze Star for Valor and was a Special Forces Green Beret. Charles enjoyed playing the accordion, deep...
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John F. Davis, Sr.

February 12, 1918 - August 14, 2016

John F. Davis of Wayne, PA died peacefully at the Coatesville VA Hospice on August 14, 2016. He was 98 years old. His children gathered together in his last days and he was lovingly cared for by them and the nurses at Paoli Hospital and the VA Hospice. Born in Pottsville, PA he was pre-deceased by his parents Griffith Davis and Edna Mae Zimmerman as well as two brothers, David and Robert....
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Anne Mickle Register

October 2, 1929 - August 13, 2016

Anne Mickle Register, most recently of Paoli, Pennsylvania, died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, August 13, 2016. She was born on October 2, 1929 in New York, to Charles Chew Mickle and Mabel Banks Mickle. She spent the earliest days of her very happy childhood in Darien, Connecticut. When she was five, her family moved to the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where they lived on a farm on the...
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Joanne L. Delaney

February 10, 1941 - August 13, 2016

Joanne L. Delaney (nee Spector), 75, of Glenmoore, PA and formerly of Glens Falls, NY passed away on August 13, 2016. Born in Glens Falls, NY, Joanne was the much loved daughter of the late Louis and Sara (Reeves) Spector. Joanne was the beloved wife of Richard T. Delaney; loving mother of Richard T. Delaney, Jr. of New Fairfield, CT., Patricia E. Pedrick of Swedesboro, NJ, Tamara K. Murphy...
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Elizabeth S. Golden

August 31, 1930 - August 13, 2016

Elizabeth S. Golden (nee Sim), age 85, of Upper Darby, PA, formerly of Franklin Lakes, NJ, passed away on August 13, 2016. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, she was the daughter of the late James and Marion Sim (nee Turner). Elizabeth was a graduate of Pompton Lakes High School in New Jersey. She was employed for Wyckoff Township in New Jersey and retired in 2001. Elizabeth was...
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Rev. Monsignor Arthur J. Nace

October 16, 1927 - August 13, 2016

Rev. Monsignor Arthur J. Nace, J.C.D., age 88, of Darby, PA, passed away on August 13, 2016 at St. Francis Country House. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late William J. and Madeleine M. Nace (nee O'Neill). Monsignor Nace was a graduate of Incarnation School, St. Joseph's Preparatory School, St. Joseph University, where he was "the Hawk: for the St. Joseph's University...
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David Scott Callan

August 23, 1963 - August 12, 2016

David Scott Callan, age 52, of Clifton Heights, PA, formerly of Stratford, NJ, passed away on August 12, 2016. Born in Drexel Hill, PA, he was the son of Lois Toeppe (nee Murr) and the late Firman Gerald Callan. He attended Upper Darby High School and was a graduate of Nether Providence High School. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Marrietta College. David was employed as an...
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Robert J. Kiely

August 31, 1935 - August 12, 2016

Robert J. Kiely, age 80, of Kirklyn, PA, passed away on August 12, 2016. He was the cherished husband of Rosemary S. (nee Stanton), the beloved father of Barbara K. Hager (Glen), the devoted Pop Pop of Jacob and Jordan Hager and the late Aiden Hager. Robert is also survived by his brothers Henry and Joseph Kiely. He was predeceased by his sisters Anita Miller and Margaret Jennings. ...
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James A Rice

September 2, 1923 - August 12, 2016

James A. Rice, age 92, of Riddle Village, Media, formerly of Springfield, PA, passed away on August 12, 2016. James was retired longtime employee of General Electric and a proud WWII Veteran. He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth M. "Betty" (nee Walls), dear father of Michael and David (Adele) Rice. Devoted grandfather of Anthony, Chris and Rose. Brother of Don (Betty) Rice and Ben Rice...
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Mary I. Bruszkiewicz

August 6, 1917 - August 11, 2016

Mary I. Bruszkiewicz (nee Mebs), age 99, of West Chester, formerly of West Bradford, passed away on August 11, 2016. Born in Newtown, PA, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Ida Mebs (nee Gearhart). She was predeceased by her loving husband, Adam F. Bruszkiewicz and her children Joseph Gumpper, Mary Waldman, William Gumpper and Virginia Ann Bruszkiewicz. She is survived by her...
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Helen S. Serby

November 2, 1921 - August 10, 2016

Helen S. Serby (nee Synowka), 94, of West Chester, PA passed away on August 10, 2016. Born in Carnegie, PA, she was the beloved daughter of the late Joseph and Jadwiga (Rydzaj) Synowka. She was predeceased by her husband, Peter Serby. Helen was the loving Aunt of Laura Van Elswyk of Wayne, PA.
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Robert W. Sullivan

November 3, 1959 - August 10, 2016

Robert W. Sullivan passed away August 10th. He was 56 years of age. Born in Delaware County, Bob was preceded in death by his parents, John C. and Miriam G. (nee Sweeney) Sullivan, a brother, James T. Sullivan, his grandmother, Edna Sweeney and twin sons, Tyler and Devin Sullivan. He was the beloved father of Ryan P. (Allison), of Lansdale, PA, Amanda A. Sullivan of Philadelphia, PA, Andrew R....
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Joseph A. Hackenbracht, Sr.

February 26, 1925 - August 10, 2016

Joseph Allen Hackenbracht, age 91, of Audubon, Pennsylvania died peacefully on Wednesday, August 10, in hospice at Bryn Mawr Hospital. He was the husband of Lorraine (nee Kelly). His first wife, Dorothy Jane (nee Crouso), predeceased him in 2001. Born on February 26, 1925 in West Lafayette, Ohio, he was the fourth child of Ralph Simeon Hackenbracht and Olive Irene Stemple. His older brother...
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Margaret J. "Peg" Jones

April 20, 1934 - August 10, 2016

Margaret J. "Peg" Jones (nee Cassidy), age 82, passed away on August 10, 2016. Born in Rochester, NY, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Helen Cassidy (nee Mystik). Peg was predeceased by her beloved husband, Donald B. Jones and her dear grandson Ryan E. Jones. She is survived by her loving children James Barry Jones (Denise), Barry Paul Jones (Donna), Michael E. Jones (Susan)...
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Dolores A. Diehl

November 12, 1959 - August 10, 2016

Dolores A. Diehl (nee Carr), age 57, of King of Prussia, PA, passed away on August 10, 2016. Born in Bryn Mawr, PA, she was the daughter of Mary D. Carr (nee Stuart) and the late James V. Carr. Dolores was a graduate of Archbishop Carroll High School. She was employed as a Benefits Administrator for Wyeth Laboratories, currently Pfizer, in King of Prussia, from 1996-2006. Dolores enjoyed...
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Theodore F. McGuigan, Sr.

April 12, 1929 - August 9, 2016

Theodore F. McGuigan, Sr., age 87, of Sharon Hill, PA, passed away on August 9, 2016. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Albert R. and Florence C. McGuigan (nee Hoopes). Theodore was a graduate of Collingdale High School. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War on the USS Hood. He was very proud of being a butcher and baker while in the Navy. He was...
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Dennis E. Ressel

July 11, 1951 - August 9, 2016

Dennis E. Ressel, 65, of Glenmoore, PA passed away on August 9, 2016. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Dennis was the son of the late Joseph E. and Kathleen (McNeilly) Ressel. He was a graduate of Cardinal O'Hara High School and worked as a Steam Fitter with A. T. Chadwick, Local 420 in Philadelphia, Pa. Dennis was the beloved husband of Eileen (Griffith) Ressel; loving father of Dennis J. ...
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Kenneth Timothy Skolka

January 23, 1958 - August 9, 2016

Kenneth Timothy Skolka, age 58, of Devon, PA, passed away peacefully at Paoli Memorial Hospital on August 9, 2016. Kenneth (Tim) was born on January 23, 1958 in San Jose, CA and was the son of the late Ken and Billie Skolka of Wayne, PA. Tim was a kind and caring man who loved to spend time at his Bethany Beach, DE residence. He was a financial analyst for over 30 years with Shared...
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Matilda Doris "Teda" Paugh

August 8, 2016

Matilda Doris Paugh, "Teda", (nee Albanesius), age 95, of West Brandywine, formerly of Fayetteville, PA passed away on August 8, 2016. Born in Philadelphia in 1921, she was the daughter of the late Julius and Katherine Albanesius (nee Lamprecht). She loved the shore, especially Stone Harbor, a family tradition for almost 65 years. Everyone loved Teda, who spoke her mind, but liked to laugh...
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Doris J. Holly

February 13, 1929 - August 8, 2016

Doris J. Holly (nee Canfield), 87, formerly of Havertown, passed away on August 8, 2016. Born in 1929 in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Miriam (nee Schwartz) Canfield. Doris enjoyed visiting the shore. She was the beloved wife of the late Donald G. Holly; the loving mother of Stacey Bohanak (Wilson) and the late David C. Holly; also survived by 3 grandchildren and 2...
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Maria Ricci

August 11, 1918 - August 7, 2016

Maria Ricci (nee Magazzeni), age 97, of West Chester, PA, passed away on August 7, 2016 at Brandywine Hall Care Center. Born in Wilmington, DE in 1918, Maria was the daughter of the late Nicola and Anna Magazzeni (nee Antenucci). Maria was a member of the Chester County Senior Center. She enjoyed gardening and making homemade meals, but most of all spending time with her children and...
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William P. Lloyd

June 30, 1955 - August 7, 2016

William Paul Lloyd, age 61, of Glen Mills, PA, passed away on August 7, 2016. Born in Springfield to the late Joseph and Margaret Paul Lloyd. He earned his BA and MBA from University of Notre Dame and was a 30 year employee of the Campbell Soup Company in Camden, NJ. William was the beloved husband of Cynthia Lisiewski Lloyd; loving father of Patricia Anne Lloyd of New York, NY and Stephen...
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Jack N. Franzino

September 4, 1938 - August 6, 2016

Jack N. Franzino, 77, of Glenmoore, PA passed away on August 6, 2016. Born in 1938 in Brooklyn, NY, Jack was the son of the late Joseph and Anna (Francesce) Franzino. He was a graduate of James Madison High School. He served honorably in the US Army during the Korean War. Jack worked as a Sales Delivery Man for Entenmann's Bakery in Exton, PA for over 26 years. He was a member of the...
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Harold L. Kinsey

August 20, 1929 - August 5, 2016

Harold L. Kinsey, 86, of Carmel, Indiana, passed away August 5, 2016 at home. Born in August 1929 in Coatesville, PA, Harold was the son of Harold K. and Katherine Gilbert Kinsey. He was a 1949 graduate of Scott High School in Coatesville, PA. Harold married Genevieve Donofrio, and on May 26th of this year, they celebrated 65 years of marriage. They lived in Pennsylvania for several...
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