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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

Marianne T. Stewart

March 6, 1943 - April 25, 2017

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

January 18, 1936 - April 24, 2017

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

November 9, 1930 - April 23, 2017

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

August 29, 1929 - April 23, 2017

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

February 9, 1938 - April 21, 2017

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

January 24, 1924 - April 20, 2017

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

April 20, 2017

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

September 22, 1978 - April 20, 2017

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

May 9, 1942 - April 20, 2017

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

December 24, 1932 - April 20, 2017

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

February 21, 1921 - April 19, 2017

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

February 13, 1922 - April 18, 2017

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

March 4, 1924 - April 16, 2017

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

May 23, 1947 - April 16, 2017

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

February 6, 1920 - April 16, 2017

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

September 14, 1951 - April 16, 2017

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

February 24, 1938 - April 15, 2017

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

April 15, 2017

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

November 15, 1950 - April 15, 2017

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

November 14, 1927 - April 14, 2017

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

April 13, 2017

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

April 13, 2017

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

April 7, 1965 - April 11, 2017

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

April 11, 2017

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

February 16, 1930 - April 11, 2017

Sr. Veronica Grover, S.H.C.J., formerly Mother Mary Agnese, passed away on April 11, 2017. Sister was 87 years of age. Daughter of the late James C. and Catherine Grover (nee Reddy). Sister was predeceased by her 5 sisters and 1 brother. She is survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her ministries in Philadelphia, Sister Veronica was well-known and loved by many parishioners...
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Mary Jane Kane

August 3, 1939 - April 10, 2017

Mary Jane Kane, (nee Lacy), age 77, of Springfield, PA, passed away on April 10, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Maurice and Beatrice Margaret Lacy (nee Gosa). Mary Jane was employed as a Closing Officer in the real estate industry. She was a member of the Mayo Association of Philadelphia and the Commodore Barry Club. She enjoyed playing Bunco...
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Marie T. Dengler

April 21, 1944 - April 10, 2017

Marie T. Dengler (nee Maguire), 72, of Newtown Square, passed away on April 10, 2017. She was the beloved wife of James J. Dengler; loving mother of James Dengler (Karla ), Darlene Laird (Butch), Mark Dengler (Tracey), and Kevin Dengler (Danielle); dear sister of the late William Maguire, Sr. (Fran) and Peg Gallagher (the late Dan); also survived by 11 grandchildren. Marie loved spending...
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Estelle L. Clark

January 8, 1929 - April 9, 2017

Estelle L. Clark (nee Thompson), 88, of West Chester, PA, on April 9, 2017. Born in Willow Grove, PA in 1929, Estelle was the daughter of the late Thomas and Emma Mae (nee Drunkenmiller) Thompson. She worked for the Springfield School District for over 15 years performing various jobs within the district. When Estelle retired, she enjoyed gardening, baking, traveling, sewing, doing...
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Theodosia "Anthoula" Mikropoulos

April 8, 2017

Theodosia "Anthoula" Mikropoulos (nee Miliadis), 81, of Eddystone, PA formerly of Wallingford, PA passed away on April 8, 2017. Born in Vironia, Greece in 1935, she was the daughter of the late Trifon and Despina (nee Konstantinidis) Miliadis. Theodosia had a passion for other people. She was dedicated to her family and she adored her 6 grandkids. Theodosia took great pride in her Greek...
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Donna R. Papoutsis

April 8, 2017

Donna R. Papoutsis (nee Rossillo), age 66, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away suddenly on April 8, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Domenic P. and Emily Rossillo (nee Colella). Donna is survived by her beloved husband, Dean V. Papoutsis, M.D., her loving children William D. Papoutsis and Emily E. Papoutsis and her siblings Patricia D. Nelson (Robert),...
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Michael T. Enright

May 23, 1938 - April 8, 2017

Michael T., age 78, of Havertown, PA, passed away on April 8, 2017. He was the loving father of Elizabeth Craig (James), Michael Enright and John Enright (Christy) and is also survived by 8 grandchildren. Michael was the brother of Mary Rodden, Theresa Enright (Sr. Mary Anne, O.P.) and the late Patrick Enright, John J. Enright, Jr., Anna Enright and Rita Joines. Relatives and friends...
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Lawrence E. Henry

April 28, 1961 - April 7, 2017

Lawrence E. Henry, age 55, of Folsom, PA, formerly of Southwest Philadelphia, passed away suddenly on April 7, 2017. Lawrence was the son of the late Lillian Henry (nee Rodgers). Beloved husband of Karen Lynne Henry (nee Horn). Dear and cherished stepfather of Pete, Tiffany (Matt) Henry, Jaime (Johnny) Dowdell and James (Jessica) Henry. Brother of James and the late Thomas Henry. Devoted...
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Elizabeth C. "Betty" Mason

January 29, 1928 - April 7, 2017

Elizabeth C. "Betty" Mason, 89, of Drexel Hill, PA passed away on April 7, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1928, Elizabeth was the daughter of the late Richard L. and Anna (Hoctor) Carmichael. Elizabeth was the beloved wife of the late Charles E. Mason, Jr.; loving mother of Jeanne M. Mason, Patricia A. Wechsler (Paul), Charles E. Mason III, Elizabeth L. Mason and Scott C. Mason; adoring...
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Howard J. Farling

July 1, 1922 - April 6, 2017

Howard J. Farling, 94, of West Chester, PA and formerly of Port St. Lucie, FL passed away on April 6, 2017. Born in Indiana, PA in 1922, Howard was the son of the late Alfred and Margaret (Deegan) Farling. He served proudly in the US Army Air Corps during World War II and was a businessman and owner of Computer Graphics, Inc. Howard was an avid golfer and enjoyed fishing, hunting, coin...
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Benjamin Franklin Vilbert

April 6, 2017

Mr. Benjamin Franklin Vilbert, a 50 year resident of West Chester, PA, died Thursday, 6 April, of natural causes. He was 91. Born in Overland, MO in 1925, he was the son of the late Mary E. "Mae" (O'Brien) and Benjamin Franklin Vilbert. He was predeceased by his wife of 70 years, Muriel Ann (Robison) Vilbert and is survived by his five children, 12 grandchildren, and four great...
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Matthew William Scholz

April 27, 1984 - April 6, 2017

Matthew William Scholz, 32, of West Chester, PA and formerly of Newark, DE passed away on April 6, 2017. Born in Huntington Beach, CA, he was the beloved son of Donald F. and Kathleen M. (Fischer) Scholz. He was the loving brother of David G. Scholz and is also survived by nine aunts and uncles, and nine cousins. Matt lived a good part of his childhood in southern California, where he loved...
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Sheila M. Shannon

April 6, 2017

Sheila M. Shannon (nee McHugh), 84, of West Chester, PA passed away on April 6, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1932, she was the daughter of the late Manus and Ella (nee Randolph) McHugh. Sheila enjoyed playing golf and bridge, as well as watching her grandchildren's sporting events. Shelia was the beloved wife of the late Francis W. Shannon; loving mother of Francis P. Shannon (Mary),...
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Joanne M. O'Brien

September 12, 1953 - April 4, 2017

Joanne M. O'Brien (nee Duffield), age 63, of Wildwood Crest, NJ, formerly of Springfield, PA, passed away on April 4, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Anne Duffield (nee Kurtz). Joanne loved spending time with her family and friends and spoiling her children and grandchildren. She loved traveling. Her favorite places were Mexico, Hawaii, Ireland...
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Robert E. "Bob" Cochran, Jr.

April 3, 2017

Robert E. "Bob" Cochran, Jr., 77, of Newtown Square, PA passed away on April 3, 2017. Born in St. Louis, MO in 1939, he was the son of the late Lenore (nee O'Connor) and Robert E. Cochran, Sr. Bob was the beloved husband of the late Katharine H. Cochran (nee Hartnett); loving father of Robert E. Cochran, III (Linda), Bryan M. Cochran (Cecilia), Kelly C. Xydis (Jason), and the late Craig H....
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Joseph G. Brand, Jr.

April 2, 2017

Joseph Gilbert Brand, Jr., 96, of Manlius, NY formerly of Lebanon, PA, and of Denver, PA, passed away on April 2, 2017. Born in Lebanon in 1920, he was the son of the late Ethel (nee Rex) and Joseph G. Brand, Sr. Joseph served honorably in the US Navy during WWII. He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Manlius, NY. Joseph enjoyed traveling and spending time with his...
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Patricia A. "Patsy" Murphy

September 18, 1952 - April 2, 2017

Patricia A. Murphy, 64, of Springfield, Pa passed away at Bryn Mawr Hospital on April 2, 2017. She was the daughter of the late John and Mary (nee Brennan) Piechoski and the beloved wife of the late Richard G. Murphy. Patsy loved to travel, spend time in Wildwood, go dancing and especially loved her dogs Prince, Prancer, P.J. and Claws. Her favorite TV show was Columbo. She was also the co...
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Alice Jean Buckalew

December 21, 1931 - April 2, 2017

Jean Buckalew, age 85, of Newtown Square, PA, passed away on April 2, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Charles F. and Alyce Buckalew (nee Beale). Jean was a 1953 graduate of Rosemont College. She was employed as an Information Scientist for Wyeth Laboratories in Radnor, PA for 34 years. In addition to her parents, Jean was predeceased by her sister,...
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Lynne M. Reilly

August 16, 1952 - April 2, 2017

Lynne M. Reilly (nee Durso), 64, of West Chester, formerly of Glenview, IL passed away on April 2, 2017. Born in Evanston, IL she was the daughter of the late August James, Sr. MD and Evelyn (nee Kimball) Durso. Lynne was well loved and respected. She worked at Chester County Hospital from 1988 to 2017, beginning as a staff nurse and eventually earning her Master's degree and becoming a...
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Charles R. "Ron" Snedeker

October 14, 1942 - March 31, 2017

Charles R. "Ron" Snedeker, age 74, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on March 31, 2017. Born in Upper Darby, PA, he was the son of the late Charles F. and Constance F. Snedeker (nee Volk). Ron received his B.A. degree from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA, and went on to earn a second degree from the University of California. He was employed as a computer programmer for many years...
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Virginia M. "Ginny" Dunn

March 30, 2017

Virginia M. "Ginny" Dunn (nee Halleran), 79, of West Chester, PA, formerly of Long Island, NY, passed away on March 30, 2017. Ginny graduated from the Bellevue School of Nursing. She loved her job as the Director of Nursing at St. John Vianney Center in Downingtown, PA. Ginny was a proud Irishwoman and was very fond of her dogs. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great...
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Eleanor F. Bascome

March 28, 2017

Eleanor F. Bascome, 87, of Rosemont, PA passed away on March 28, 2017. Eleanor was the beloved wife of the late William E. Bascome; loving mother of Karen Bascome (Barbara), William Bascome, IV (Jackie), Richard Bascome, Michael Bascome (Mary), and Robert Bascome (Lori); devoted grandmother of Cody, Jason, Isabella, Angela, Michael, and Charlie; dear sister of Francis and Florence; also...
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James Stephen Preston

August 19, 1989 - March 28, 2017

James Stephen Preston, 27, of Lincoln University, PA passed away on March 28, 2017. Born in Delaware County, PA in 1989, he was the beloved son of Joseph Stephen Preston and Karen J. Terry. He is also survived by his brothers Thomas William Preston of Lincoln University, PA and Jason Michael Preston of Lincoln University; and step-brother, Kieran Joseph Clossey of Lincoln University, PA. ...
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Khan Sanam Madatian

June 2, 1925 - March 28, 2017

Khan Sanam Madation, age 91, of Glenmoore, PA, passed away on March 28, 2017. Born in Arak, Iran, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Golnabat Khamali. Khan loved crocheting and needlework, shopping and traveling. Khan was predeceased by her beloved husband, Magar Madatian and her daughter, Mariam Zohrabian. She is survived by her children Seda Alexanderian, Lidia...
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Jeanne C. Hight

October 31, 1926 - March 28, 2017

Jeanne C. Hight (nee Dockray), age 90, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on March 28, 2017 surrounded by her family. Born in Bennington, VT, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary Dockray (nee Finan). Jeanne was a giving, caring, strong, family oriented person. She enjoyed traveling with her family to Bennington, VT, Hyde Park, NY, Camano Island, WA, and Lake Tahoe, NV for her grandson...
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Diane A. Byrne

October 24, 1960 - March 28, 2017

Diane A. Byrne (nee Padusis), age 56, of Glen Mills, PA, formerly of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on March 28, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of Miriam Padusis (nee Drummond) and the late John Padusis. Diane was employed as a Paralegal for Schnader, Harrison & Segal, Attorneys-at-Law in Philadelphia, PA. Diane is survived by her husband, Raymond L. Byrne, her...
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Herbert A. Jahnle

October 27, 1929 - March 27, 2017

Herbert A. Jahnle, age 87, of West Chester, PA, passed away on March 27, 2017. Born in Isabel, South Dakota he was the son of the late Herbert and Elizabeth M. Jahnle (nee Nehl). He was the loving husband of the late Susan M. (nee Pasquini). He is survived by his children Richard L. (Grace), Sandra M. and Christopher (Andrea) Jahnle, his sister Jeannette Streight and his nine...
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Dana James Tauber

November 18, 1947 - March 27, 2017

Dana James Tauber, 69, of West Chester, PA formerly of Dover, NJ passed away on March 27, 2017. Born in Morristown, NJ in 1947, he was the son of the late Alfred and Virginia (nee Riker) Tauber. Dana was the beloved husband of Pilar (nee Cobo) Tauber; loving father of Erica Stott (Craig), Jessica Tauber, and Brian Calixto Tauber; dear brother of Douglas Tauber and Dennis Tauber (Maria...
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Joseph M. Devereaux III

October 13, 1956 - March 26, 2017

Joseph M. Devereaux, III, age 60, of West Chester, PA, passed away on March 26, 2017. Born in Darby, PA, he was the son of the late Joseph M. and Anita M. Devereaux (nee Merlie). Joseph lived most of his life in Havertown, PA, then in Wayne, PA, then in Nottingham, PA before moving to West Chester, PA. He was an avid sports and Phillies fan. Joseph was predeceased by his sister, Anita...
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James E. Brophy, Sr.

March 26, 2017

James E. Brophy, Sr., of Spring City, PA formerly of Broomall, PA passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 26, 2017. Born in Philadelphia in 1934, he was the son of the late Thomas F., Sr. and Leona (nee Brennan) Brophy. Jim was preceded in death by his wife Mary Ann (nee Tinneny); loving father of James E. Brophy, Jr. and his wife Celeste of Malvern, Sharon B. Paoli and her husband Raymond...
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Therese M. Pattinson (nee McGillian)

August 17, 1962 - March 25, 2017

Therese M. Pattinson (nee McGillian), 54, of West Chester, PA passed away on March 25, 2017. Born in 1962 in Darby, PA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Cargan) McGillian. Therese was a second grade school teacher at St. Irenaeus, Archdiocese of Philadelphia for 10 years. She retired to become a full time mother to her dear children. She was an avid Eagles fan and...
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Noel G. Kelly

December 19, 1934 - March 23, 2017

Noel G. Kelly (nee O'Connor), age 82, formerly of Havertown, PA passed away on March 23, 2017. Beloved wife of William A. Kelly; loving mother of Carol A. McCarry (James), William A. Kelly (Susan), Maureen Kelly, and Christopher F. Kelly; devoted grandmother of James, Joseph, William, Colleen, Breanna, and Patrick; caring great-grandmother of Grace and Sarah; dear sister of Elaine Doyle and...
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Harry A. Taylor

July 30, 1928 - March 22, 2017

Harry A. Taylor, 88, of West Chester, passed away on March 22, 2017. Born in Akron, Ohio he was the son of the late Harry A. Sr., and Wilma, nee Styles, Taylor. He was employed as a mail carrier with the United States Postal Service. Harry enjoyed horse racing and was a big fan of the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds. Harry is survived by his loving wife Elizabeth, nee Nicholson...
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Sandra MacLean (nee Wallace)

March 22, 2017

Sandra MacLean (nee Wallace), 78, of West Chester, PA passed away on March 22, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1938, she was the daughter of the late John and Marie (nee Castleburg) Wallace. Sandra was the beloved wife of the late Willard MacLean; loving mother of John MacLean (Janet), Karen Rhodenizer (Glenn), Scott MacLean (Sharon), Heather Buller (Anthony), and Daniel MacLean (Ellen);...
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Ruth Trinkle

July 23, 1933 - March 22, 2017

Ruth Trinkle (nee Greer), age 83, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on March 22, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Ruth Greer (nee Winters). Ruth was employed as a cook and housekeeper at Holy Spirit Rectory in Sharon Hill, PA. She retired in 2013. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Steven Trinkle, her siblings Charles Greer, Helen...
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Donald E. McGlinchey

November 23, 1942 - March 21, 2017

Donald E. McGlinchey, age 74, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on March 21, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Robert E. and Regina McGlinchey (nee Donahue). Donald was employed as a Health Benefits Consultant. Donald was a veteran of the United States Army having achieved the rank of Sergeant. In addition to his parents, Donald was predeceased by his brother,...
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Kevin Michael Carrigan

August 4, 1967 - March 20, 2017

Kevin Michael Carrigan, age 49, of Nyack, NY, passed away on March 20, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of Robert and Elaine Carrigan (nee Geonnotti). Kevin proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. He was employed as a craftsman and was a millwork specialist. Kevin was predeceased by his wife, Patricia Carrigan (nee McKenna). In addition to his parents, he is...
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Jeremy James Walbeck

January 27, 1978 - March 20, 2017

Jeremy James Walbeck, age 39, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on March 20, 2017. Beloved son of Carol L. and John M. Rigby. Father of Annaleigh Walbeck. Brother of Jessica (Shawn) Sullivan and Jodi Rigby. Dear friend of Rebekah Fessler. Also survived by his aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to his Graveside Service 10:00 AM Monday,...
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Mary T. Collins

May 3, 1947 - March 20, 2017

Mary T. Collins (nee Forde), age 69, of Wallingford, PA, formerly of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on March 20, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Delia Forde (nee Hopkins). She was employed as a Nanny and Caregiver. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Collins, Sr., her son, Kevin Collins and her brother, Daniel Forde. She is survived by her...
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Mary Cecelia Hickey

March 13, 1968 - March 20, 2017

Mary Cecelia Hickey, age 49, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on March 20, 2017. Born in Darby, PA, she was the daughter of Mary C. Malen (nee McDevitt) (the late Eli) and the late Thomas J. Hickey. Mary was a graduate of Archbishop Prendergast High School, where she was the "Prendie Panda" mascot, and was also a graduate of Eastern College. She was employed as Nursing Instructor for...
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Kathleen M. "Cass" Worby

April 11, 1943 - March 19, 2017

Kathleen M. "Cass" Worby (nee Fahy), 73, passed away on March 19, 2017 at Riddle Memorial Hospital. She was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Helen (nee Brennan) Fahy, her daughter Suzette and her brother Jim. She was a graduate of West Catholic High, loved music, especially Country Western music and she loved to dance. She also enjoyed writing poetry. Cass is survived by her loving...
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Rose Marie Garland

August 20, 1956 - March 19, 2017

Rose Marie Garland, age 60, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on March 19, 2017. Born in Dublin, County Monaghan, Ireland, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Bridget Garland (nee Traynor). Rose Marie was employed as a Nurse's Aide. Rose Marie is survived by her daughter, Tara Garland, her life partner and best friend, James Monihan, her brothers James Garland and George Garland ...
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Mary L. Copley

December 17, 1912 - March 19, 2017

Mary L. Copley (nee Burns), age 104 years, 3 months, passed away on March 19, 2017 at Little Flower Manor surrounded by her family. Mary was a 4 year resident of Little Flower Manor and a former 95 year resident of East Lansdowne, PA and an original member of St. Cyril of Alexandria Parish. Mary was employed at PMA as a Workmen's Compensation Analyst for over 20 years. Her retirement was...
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E. Jane O'Donnell

June 14, 1935 - March 19, 2017

E. Jane O'Donnell (nee Barrett), 81, of Coatesville, PA formerly of Delaware County, PA passed away on March 19, 2017. Born in Camden, DE in 1935, she was the daughter of the late George A. and Gertrude (nee Schaeffer) Barrett. Jane was a devout member of St. Francis of Assisi Church where she sang in the choir. She enjoyed playing scrabble online and doing crossword puzzles. Jane loved her...
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Norma J. Frey

April 27, 1927 - March 18, 2017

1927-2017 Norma J. Frey, 89, of Knoxville,TN, formerly of Folsom, Pa passed away on March 18, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by John W. Frey, Sr., her loving husband of 70 years, who passed away on July 20, 2015. Norma was a secretary for many years and loved what she did. She was a longtime member of Chambers Memorial Presbyterian Church and served her church...
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Robert L. Marcellus

March 18, 2017

Robert L. Marcellus, 89, of West Chester, PA passed away on March 18, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1927, he was the son of the late Giancinto (Jesse) and Edith (nee Buckley) Marcellus. Bob was a veteran of the US Army; serving honorably in WWII. He was a union carpenter for 50 years. Bob enjoyed hunting and was a member of the Mountain Spot Hunting Club. He was the beloved husband of...
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Eugene David Callaghan

March 17, 2017

Eugene David Callaghan (54) of Drexel Hill, Pa died suddenly Friday March 17th at home. Son of the late Catherine T. Callaghan and Eugene D. Callaghan. Beloved husband of Kathleen (Jaster) Callaghan. Loving father of Colin, Kaitlin, Kelsey, and Connor. Brother of Theresa Small (d. Paul), Julia Bonhage (Robert), and the late Rosemary Callaghan. Loving uncle, Great uncle, brother-in-law, and...
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Gertrude M. "Gert" Zurlo

April 5, 1924 - March 16, 2017

Gertrude M. "Gert" Zurlo, 92, of Ellenton, FL, formerly of Prospect Park, PA passed away on March 16, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Daniel and Mabel (nee Jones) Bridge and beloved wife of the late Michael J. Zurlo, Sr. She is also predeceased by 5 siblings, Lillian, Bill, Stella, Daniel and Elizabeth. Gert is survived by her loving children Michael J. (Kathleen) Zurlo, Jr. and Renee ...
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Theresa M. Wilson

January 15, 1936 - March 16, 2017

Wilson, Theresa M. (nee Gianvito), on March 16, 2017, of Warminster PA, formerly of Ridley Park PA. Beloved wife of the late William. Dear mother of Valerie DiPasquale (Tony), Terri Mensecr (Michael), and Joyce Lundberg (Jon). Dear sister of Angeline Intenzo. Also survived by 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Relatives and Friends are invited to her memorial mass Thursday 10:00...
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Dominick J. Tropeano

August 20, 1926 - March 16, 2017

Dominick "Dom" J. Tropeano, age 90, passed away on March 16, 2017. Born in New York, to the late Giusseppe and Annunziata (nee Bulzomi) Tropeano. Dom was a huge Yankee fan, went to games with his father, and even tried out. He loved working on fixing things and always had a project going. He loved his dogs, and treated them as children. He enjoyed smoking his cigar while walking his dog. He...
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Thomas F. Dougherty

June 27, 1942 - March 16, 2017

Thomas F. Dougherty, Jr., age 74, of Limerick, PA, passed away on March 16, 2017. Born in Chester, PA to the late Thomas F. and Mary (nee Hilbert) Dougherty, Sr. Thomas was the beloved husband of Denice (nee Bonhage) Dougherty; loving father of Matthew T. (Heather) Dougherty; caring grandfather of Katelyn, Megan, and Lauren Dougherty, dear brother of Helen (Charles) Pancoast, Ann Friel, and...
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Michael R. Hagan

May 21, 1954 - March 16, 2017

Michael Robert Hagan, 62, of West Chester, PA, formerly of Glenolden, PA died on March 16, 2017. Born in Philadelphia in 1954, Michael was the son of Marie (nee Mitchell) and John J. Hagan, Jr., both deceased. He was also predeceased by his sister Kassie DiGiorgio Vannoy and brother, Dennis W. Hagan. He is survived by his wife, Anne Marie (nee Carroll), daughter Kerri, son Sean, brothers Jack ...
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Margaret Ann Rayne Lynch

March 16, 2017

Margaret Ann Rayne Lynch, age 90, of Havertown, PA passed away on March 16, 2017. She was born on May 25, 1926 in Bishopville, MD and was the daughter of the late Paul Collins Rayne and Margaret Johnson (Powell) Rayne. Margaret (Peggy) grew up in Bishopville MD which she always considered her home. When she married she moved to Havertown, PA where she lived until her death. She worked as...
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John J. Berry

July 24, 1941 - March 15, 2017

John J. Berry, 75, of Springfield, PA passed away on March 15, 2017. Born in 1941 in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late John and Ida Alberta (nee Martini) Berry. John served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He was retired from Cigna where he was Manager of Data Processing. He loved cooking and entertaining family and friends, using cooking gadgets, and unique spices he found...
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David F. Gansz

July 15, 1966 - March 15, 2017

David F. Gansz, age 50, died suddenly in his home on March 15, 2017. David was raised in Lansdowne and graduated from Penn Wood High School in 1984. David resided in Morton PA. He worked for All Seasons Landscaping Co. for over 30 years. He was an avid sports fan of all Philadelphia teams and had a passion for Jeff Gordon. He never missed a Nascar Race. Dave enjoyed spending time with his...
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Robert E. Durrett, Jr.

May 16, 1945 - March 15, 2017

Robert E. Durrett, Jr., age 71, of Havertown, PA passed away on March 15, 2017. Born in the District of Columbia, he was the son of the late Robert E. Sr. and Miriam Durett (nee Storen). Robert was the beloved husband of Wanda W. Durett (nee White); loving father of Deborah (Shabbir) Kantawala; caring grandfather of Madison, Jacob, and Caroline; dear brother of Michael (Donna) Durrett,...
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Sally A. Dalton

March 15, 2017

Dalton, Sally A. age 89 passed on March 15, 2017 of Newtown Sq. PA formerly of Wynnewood, PA. Beloved daughter of the late William A. and Jenny (Nee Sheerin) Dalton. Loving sister of Nancy Cancelmo, Jane Hughes, The late William A. Jr., Herbert M and John Dalton; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, a grand grand nephew, cousins and friends. Sally was a...
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Dorothy L. Wright

November 6, 1927 - March 14, 2017

Dorothy L. Wright (nee Devine), age 89, of Springfield, PA, passed away on March 14, 2017. Born in Upper Darby, PA, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Dorothy C. Devine (nee Milhiser). Dorothy was employed as a Retail Sales Manager for Strawbridge & Clothier. She was the beloved wife of the late Benjamin D. Wright. She is survived by her loving children Barbara A. Wright,...
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Raymond Lamont Seace

May 13, 1951 - March 14, 2017

Raymond Lamont Seace, 65, of Downingtown, PA passed away on March 14, 2017. Born in Coatesville, PA in 1951, he was the son of the late Harold K. and Lillian (nee McKeeman) Seace. Raymond was a deacon at the Faith Community Baptist Church. He was an Awana leader, known as "the boss of Awana." Raymond was the beloved husband of Verna Kay (nee Ansbach) Seace; loving father of Michael A....
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Nancy K. Welte (nee King)

July 7, 1924 - March 14, 2017

Nancy K. Welte (nee King), 92, of Upper Chichester, PA passed away peacefully on March 14, 2017. Born in Danville VA, raised in Leaksville NC. She was the daughter of William and Elsie (Brown) King. Nancy was the beloved wife of the late Henry E. Welte; loving mother of Brian Jeffrey Welte (Yvonne Higgins) , JoAnne W. Lee (David) and William Welte (Janet Killian-Welte); loving grandmother...
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Karen A. Bove (nee Maginnis)

March 14, 2017

Karen A. Bove (nee Maginnis), 66, of West Chester, PA passed away on March 14, 2017. Born in Darby, PA in 1950, she was the daughter of the late Edwin W. and Frances A. (nee McCready) Maginnis). Karen was the beloved wife of James L. Bove; loving mother of Michelle M. Barbacane and Gina M. Mehigan (Dennis); devoted grandmother of Lexie, Colin, Shane, Connor, Tyler, Ryan, and Kelsey; dear...
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Charles John Wilkinson, Jr.

March 13, 2017

Charles John Wilkinson, Jr., 87, of West Chester, PA passed away on March 13, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1929, he was the son of the late Julia (nee Carney) and Charles John Wilkinson, Sr. Charles received his Master's Degree from Temple University and worked as an art teacher. He was a great athlete and an amazing artist. Charles enjoyed fishing, trips to Ocean City, NJ, and flying...
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Kathryn "Kay" Mecca (nee Lonergan)

September 25, 1936 - March 11, 2017

Kathryn "Kay" Mecca, of Scranton, Pa., passed away after a brief illness on March 11, 2017 in West Chester, Pa. at the age of 80. She was the daughter of Robert P. and Marguerite Murray Lonergan. Kay graduated from St. Patrick's School in Olyphant ('54) and Marywood College in Scranton ('58). She was employed as a medical social worker and an elementary school teacher. She married...
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Dorothy Jean Behrle

February 20, 1937 - March 11, 2017

Dorothy "Jean" Behrle (nee Randall), age 80, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on March 11, 2017. Born in Walton Hill, England, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Henrietta Randall (nee Woolabey). Dorothy was employed as a waitress at the Aquarius Restaurant in Upper Darby, PA. She retired in 2006. Dorothy is survived by her loving children, Anita Evans (the late Eugene),...
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Michael Anthony Costello

March 11, 2017

Michael Anthony Costello "Little Michael," of Coatesville, PA passed away on March 11, 2017 at the age of 14. Michael was the beloved son of Michael and Patricia (nee Jalbuena) Costello; also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and his 4-legged sister and brother, Daisy and Riley. Michael was a member of the Boy Scouts of America Troop 117 chartered by the Lutheran Church of the Good...
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James "Jim" T. Holmes

November 5, 1926 - March 11, 2017

James T. Holmes, 90, of Media, PA, passed away on March 11, 2017. Born in Bristol, RI, Jim was the son of the late James and Caroline Holmes (nee Flaherty) and was predeceased by his first wife, Elizabeth Holmes. Jim served in the U.S. Navy and later became an Automobile Salesman. He enjoyed woodworking, cruises, and playing Pinochle. Jim is survived by his beloved wife, H. Louise...
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Philomena T. Nocella

July 8, 1920 - March 10, 2017

Philomena T. Nocella (nee Toraldo), 96, of Broomall, PA, passed away peacefully on March 10, 2017. Born in Scranton, PA, Philomena was the daughter of the late Gaetano and Mary Toraldo (nee Giordano). She was a 1942 graduate of Marywood College (currently Marywood University), where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition with a minor in Fashion Design. After graduating,...
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Jason David Justice

September 27, 1962 - March 10, 2017

Jason David Justice, 54, of Havertown, PA, passed away on March 10, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Jason was the son of Claudia Frances Justice (nee Lecours) and the late Edward David Justice. He was predeceased by his brother, baby Jonathan Justice. Jason was a musician in the entertainment industry. He loved animals, playing pool and had an eye for landscaping. Jason is survived...
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James Francis Keenan

April 2, 1921 - March 10, 2017

James F. Keenan, 95, of Downingtown, PA, formerly of Upper Darby, PA, passed away peacefully on March 10, 2017. Born in Philadelphia in 1921, he was the son of the late William J. and Katherine Marie (nee Knoud) Keenan. Jim served in the United States Army during World War II and was a decorated veteran where he received the Combat Infantryman Medal, the Bronze Star and 2 Purple Hearts. He...
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Jean Oliveto

October 14, 1927 - March 10, 2017

Jean Oliveto (nee Rosica), 89, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on March 10, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Bernard and Bianca (nee Morala) Rosica. She was the beloved wife of the late Dominco; loving mother of Carol Oliveto, Elisa (Chris) Mellis, and Mario (Dianne) Oliveto; devoted grandmother of Dominque Kelly, Mario Oliveto, Christopher Mellis, Jr., Mitchell...
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Philip H. Wilson

November 9, 1938 - March 9, 2017

Philip H. Wilson, of Wayne, PA, passed away on March 9, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. He was 78. Phil is survived by Annabel, his devoted wife of 56 years, his children Tim Wilson of Yardley, PA, Chris Wilson (Sandi) of Newtown Square, PA and Laura Samborski (Kenn) of Centerville, OH, his grandchildren Lindsay and Steve Wilson and Annika and Kendall Samborski, his sister Ann Youmann of...
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Marilyn A. Wunderlich (nee Schorpp)

March 27, 1936 - March 9, 2017

Marilyn A. Wunderlich (nee Schorpp), 80, of West Chester, PA passed away on March 9, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1936, she was the daughter of the late Louis J. and Louisa (nee Fehn) Schorpp. Marilyn was the loving mother of Marie Evans, Francis Wunderlich (Tammy), Leo Wunderlich (Cecelia), James Wunderlich (Kimberly), and Cecilia Davidson (Barry); dear sister of Joseph Schorpp; also...
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Leonard J. D'Agostino

April 26, 1953 - March 8, 2017

Leonard J. D'Agostino "Lenny", 63, of Media, Pa passed away on March 8, 2017. He was the beloved son of the late Domenic & Philomena (nee Covollo) D'Agostino. Lenny is also predeceased by 1 sister and 3 brothers. He was a graduate of Ridley High School and had traveled and worked with the Ringling Brothers Circus for several years. He also worked as a builder in the construction business....
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Joan P. Lohr

January 25, 1930 - March 8, 2017

Joan Mae Psarto Lohr Joan Mae Psarto Lohr of Coatesville, PA, 87 years of age, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on March 8, 2017 at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester, PA. The widow of Harry O. Lohr, Sr., Joan was born in Coatesville, PA to the late Maryana "Mae" (Zemache) and John J. Psarto (Pisaturo). Joan was a graduate of S. Horace Scott Senior High...
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Rose Marie McCullough

June 16, 1932 - March 8, 2017

Rose Marie McCullough, age 84, of Drexel Hill, PA, formerly of Overbrook, PA, passed away on March 8, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Marie Lucille McCullough (nee Coyle). Rose Marie was a graduate of West Catholic High School for Girls in Philadelphia. She had been employed as a waitress at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Rose Marie was predeceased by...
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Mary Josephine "Jo" Kacur

July 8, 1925 - March 7, 2017

Mary Josephine "Jo" Kacur (nee D'Auria), age 91, a 46 year resident of Downingtown, PA, passed away on March 7, 2017. Born in Connellsville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Gabriel and Mary D'Auria (nee Palladino). Mary enjoyed oil painting, drawing and gardening. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Hugh F. Kacur, and her siblings Gloria Hawkins, Rae Szalankiewicz, Anna Louise...
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