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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

Angelo J. Perri

February 20, 1926 - September 20, 2017

Angelo J. Perri, age 91, of Havertown, PA, passed away on September 20, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary Perri (nee Matteis). Angelo was an educator with the Philadelphia School District. He was the Chair of the Science Department at Philadelphia Girls High. He was a member of Annunciation BVM Church, where he was an usher and a member of the...
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Theresa "Sandy" Farren

April 29, 1950 - September 20, 2017

Theresa S. "Sandy" Farren, 67, of Swarthmore, Pa passed away on September 20, 2017 at University of Pennsylvania Hospital. She was predeceased by her parents Alfred and Theresa (nee Janichek) Constantino and siblings Michael, Donna and Christine. Theresa was a graduate of Roxborough High School. She loved cooking, traveling to the Caribbean and especially spending time with her grandchildren. ...
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Dorothy "Dottie" Elizabeth Kissinger

August 9, 1931 - September 19, 2017

Dorothy Elizabeth "Dottie" Kissinger (nee Brooks), 86, of Morton, Pa peacefully passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on September 19, 2017. She was predeceased by her parents James Walter and Elizabeth Warbrick Brooks. Dottie was the loving wife of the late Russell J. Kissinger, Jr. and sister to the late William Brooks. She was secretary to the DA for 50 years at the...
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Henry Edward Carter

December 23, 1924 - September 19, 2017

Henry "Ed" Carter, 92, of Spring City, Pa., formerly of Prospect Park, Pa. passed away peacefully on September 19, 2017. He was the son of the late Harry and Florence (nee Reilly) Carter. Henry "Ed" worked for Boeing as a truck driver for 42 years after serving in World War II in the navy from 1940 -1943. He is survived by his beloved children Thomas E. Carter (Debrah Oxendine),...
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Joseph M. McGlone, Jr.

April 1, 1935 - September 18, 2017

Joseph M. McGlone, Jr., age 82, of Broomall, PA, passed away on September 18, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Joseph was the son of the late Joseph and Margaret (nee McCullagh) McGlone. Joseph was a graduate of John Bartram High School and was employed with Conrail as a Railroad Car Repairman in the South Philadelphia rail yard. Joseph was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan and loved his...
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Thomas E. Falanga

May 27, 1952 - September 17, 2017

Thomas E. Falanga, age 65, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on September 17, 2017. Born in Darby, PA. he was the son of the late Carmen and Frances Falanga. He was employed as an Oil Tank Driver for Penn Tanks. Pops enjoyed spending time with his family at home in the backyard, swimming, cooking on the grill and laughing. He enjoyed going on vacations with the family. He was great at...
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Christopher M. McMahon

September 17, 2017

Christopher Michael McMahon, 55, of Chester, NJ and formerly of Upper Darby, PA passed away on September 17, 2017. Born in Upper Darby on November 3rd 1961, he was the son of John E. "Jack" and Ruth A. (Stallsmith) McMahon. Christopher was the beloved father of Christopher M. "C.J." McMahon, Jr., Danielle K. McMahon, Meghan T. McMahon, Shannon H. McMahon, and Tristan M. McMahon; devoted...
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Eleanor T. Wertel

February 22, 1943 - September 17, 2017

Eleanor Wertel, a woman who brought joy to all she met, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017 after a long bout with Parkinson's Disease, at her home in Wayne, PA. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Ronald Wertel, her brother Nicholas Flocco, sister-in-law Claire Flocco, nephews Nicholas, Edward, and Christian Flocco and their children. She was predeceased by her mother Rita (nee...
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Ivy Jean Buchanan

February 21, 1944 - September 17, 2017

Ivy Jean Buchanan (nee McCauley), age 73, of Broomall, PA, formerly of Feasterville, PA, passed away on September 17, 2017. Born in Philadelphia to the late Robert E. and Ivy K. (nee Porterfield) McCauley, Ivy worked as a Teaching Assistant for the Marple Newtown School District for 35 years. Ivy was the beloved wife of the late Samuel Risk Buchanan. She is survived by her beloved children...
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James F. O'Donnell

June 14, 1927 - September 16, 2017

James F. O'Donnell, age 90, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on September 16, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late James Anthony and Mary Ellen O'Donnell (nee Morris). James was a graduate of Villanova University. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War era. He was employed with the B&O Railroad for 47 years. He retired in June, 1989. He is...
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Anne E. Ryan

April 2, 1926 - September 16, 2017

Anne E.Ryan (nee Waldron), age 91 of West Chester, PA passed away on September 16, 2017. Born in County of Roscommon, Ireland in 1926, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret (nee Lee) Waldron. Anne was employed in the healthcare industry as a registered nurse for many years. Anne was the beloved wife of the late Peter J. Ryan, the loving mother of David T. Ryan (Suzanne),...
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Alice I. Berstler

November 7, 1946 - September 16, 2017

Alice I. Berstler (nee Iannelli), age 70, passed away peacefully from years of battling a recurring brain tumor on September 16, 2017 at 9:00 AM. Alice was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Albert and Mary Iannelli (nee Battagliese) and attended Southern High School. She was a wonderful and devoted mother to Robert J. Hoover and David J. Hoover. She loved photography, gardening,...
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John M. "Jack" Curley

July 29, 1932 - September 16, 2017

John M. "Jack" Curley, age 85, of Jensen Beach, FL, formerly of Bala Cynwyd, PA, passed away on September 16, 2017. Born in Philadelphia to the late John V. and Ann Curley (nee Fitzsimmons). Jack was an Entrepreneur. John M. Curley grew up in Bala Cynwyd where he enjoyed a paper route, double features at the Greek's, and basketball at nearby Narberth playground. Jack attended St. Matthias...
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Mildred "Millie" Burns

November 29, 1933 - September 14, 2017

Mildred C. "Millie" Burns (nee Cook), age 83, passed away peacefully at home on September 14, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Robert W. Burns. Born in Philadelphia, PA, to the late Charles F. and Constance M. Cook Dougherty (nee Gallagher), she attended St. Gregory's Grade School and was a West Catholic Girls High School graduate, class of 1951. She is survived by her daughters Kathleen L....
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John Edward Balbach, Jr.

September 26, 1948 - September 14, 2017

John Edward Balbach, Jr., 68, of West Grove, PA and formerly of Philadelphia, PA passed away on September 14, 2017. Born in Philadelphia in 1948, he was the son of the late John Edward, Sr. and Elizabeth Agnes (nee Kapp) Balbach. John served honorably in the US Air Force. He was the beloved husband of Norma C. (nee Syrett) Balbach; loving father of Gary P. Balbach (Courtney) and Mark S....
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Rita Nancy Bailey

August 28, 1932 - September 14, 2017

Rita N. Bailey (nee Rizzo), beloved wife and mother, passed away peacefully at home on September 14, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Rita's chief pride in her life was her large, close-knit family and the immense joy they found in her presence; she will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Rita was predeceased by her husband, Ivan Lloyd Bailey; she is survived by her children Ivan L....
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Oliver McElhone

September 6, 1956 - September 13, 2017

Oliver McElhone, age 61, of Havertown, PA, passed away on September 13, 2017. Born in Bellaghy, County Derry, Ireland, Oliver grew up in a musical setting. His father, James, played and taught both the tin whistle and accordion. Oliver started his musical career playing the fiddle with local groups throughout Derry. At eighteen, Oliver went to Tenerife in the Canary Islands where he spent...
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Jennie Elizabeth Collins

January 17, 1983 - September 12, 2017

Jennie Elizabeth Collins, age 34, passed away on September 12, 2017 at Temple University Medical Center in Philadelphia surrounded by loved ones. Jennie a recent resident of Philadelphia and long- time resident of West Chester, Pennsylvania, was born in Cambridge, MD on January 17, 1983 to parents Paul and Christine Collins. Jennie loved most of all spending time with her daughter Ashlyn....
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Marie V. Murray

December 18, 1929 - September 12, 2017

Marie V. Murray (nee Farrell), age 87 of Broomall, PA passed away on September 12, 2017. Marie was a longtime member of St. Pius X Church, was part of the Altar Guild as well as a member of the Over 50 Club. Marie was the daughter of the late John and Marie (Ulmer) Farrell. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Thomas J. Murray, her siblings Joseph, Veronica, John, and Robert Farrell...
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Dolores A. Edwards

June 29, 1933 - September 12, 2017

Dolores A. Edwards (nee Cook), age 84, passed away on September 12, 2017. She was raised in Southwest Philadelphia and attended West Catholic Girls High School. Mrs. Edwards was a longtime resident of Sharon Hill, living there for 42 years before making her home in West Chester for the last 20 years. A devout Catholic, Dolores was a faithful parishioner of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Sharon...
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Sr. Joan Clark, S.H.C.J.

March 24, 1923 - September 11, 2017

Sr. Joan Clark, S.H.C.J., formerly Mother Mary St. Edward, passed away on September 11, 2017. Sister was 94 years old. Daughter of the late Thomas J. and Sarah Clark (nee Doyle). Survived by her niece and nephews Katie and John Val Hulle, Neal Garelick, Thomas and Lois Gannon, Michael and Cheryl Gannon and several grandnieces and grandnephews. Religious, relatives and friends are invited...
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Joseph N. Goodman, Jr.

September 26, 1927 - September 11, 2017

Joseph N. Goodman, Jr., age 89, of Lima, PA, formerly of Ridley Park, PA, passed away on September 11, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Joseph N. Goodman, Sr. and Dorothy Goodman (nee Willis). Joseph is survived by his wife, Mary I. Goodman (nee Sullivan), his children Joseph M. (Mary) Goodman, Elizabeth (William) Lincke, Richard (Lucinda) Goodman, Stephen Goodman...
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Barbara Mannis

February 9, 1947 - September 10, 2017

Barbara Mannis (nee Smukler), age 70, of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania passed away on September 10, 2017. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Barbara's life on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 10:45 AM at the Springfield Country Club, 400 West Sproul Road, Springfield, PA 19064. The celebration will start promptly at 11:00 AM. There will be a video presentation and comments from...
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Laurence J. "Larry" Colfer, Jr.

September 10, 2017

Laurence John "Larry" Colfer, Jr., born February 15, 1926 died peacefully on September 10, 2017 after 91 years of a full and happy life. His wife, Margarita "Rita" McLaughlin Colfer, predeceased him in 2005. He is survived by his daughter Kimberly of Woodstock Valley, CT, his daughter Laurene of King of Prussia, PA, his son David of Somerville, MA, his son Stephen and wife Lauren (Klotz) of...
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Kathleen M. O'Doherty

October 4, 1924 - September 10, 2017

Kathleen M. O'Doherty (nee Quinn), age 92, of Media, PA, passed away on September 10, 2017. Born in Chester, PA, she was the daughter of the late Hugh H. and Susan Quinn (nee Ward). Kathleen was employed as an Executive Secretary for the Franklin Mint. Kathleen was predeceased by her beloved husband, John J. O'Doherty and son, Johnnie. She is survived by her loving children Liam T. O...
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James F. Goggin

September 8, 2017

James F. Goggin, "Nute", age 88, of West Chester and formerly Exton, PA, passed away on September 8, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1929, Jim was a son of the late James A. Goggin and the late Harold and Margaret Houle. He was a St. Thomas More graduate, class of 1949; and served honorably in the U.S. Army, in France and Germany. Jim was predeceased by his siblings Harold Houle, Bina...
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Barry P. Jones

December 6, 1958 - September 7, 2017

Barry P. Jones, age 58, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away suddenly on September 7, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Donald B. and Margaret J. Jones (nee Cassidy). Barry was a 1977 graduate of Upper Darby High School. He was employed as a Construction Laborer with JPC Contracting. He enjoyed his job and the people he worked with. He was an avid Eagles fan, loved...
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Riley E. Ingelsby

October 25, 2013 - September 7, 2017

Riley E. Ingelsby passed away on September 7, 2017 of Phoenixville, PA of Mitochondrial Disease. Beloved daughter of Christopher & Ashley Ingelsby (nee Nied). Loving sister of Peyton C. Ingelsby. Survived by her maternal grandparents Ralph E. & Denise Nied (nee Gaunya) and her paternal grandparents Francis & Renee Ingelsby. Loving niece of Courtney Nied and Michael and Paige Ingelsby. Also...
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Paul James McGovern

September 6, 2017

Paul James McGovern, of Downingtown, PA passed away on September 6, 2017. Born in Kingston, PA in 1984, he was the son of Kevin J. and Claire A. (nee Alexander) McGovern. Paul was a talented musician on the piano and trumpet who marched to his own drummer. He was also a gifted photographer whose vision of the world was strongly individualistic but included others. He was always ready to...
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Ronald E. Mahoney

April 17, 1935 - September 6, 2017

Ronald E. Mahoney, age 82, of Media, PA passed away on September 6, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1935, Ronald was the son of the late John J. and Isabel (nee Gallagher) Mahoney. He served honorably in the U.S. Army and was then employed in the Real Estate Industry for many years as a Realtor with Weichert Realtors in Media, PA. Ronald was the beloved husband of Kathleen "Kay" M. (nee...
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Clare B. Bowersox

April 11, 1944 - September 6, 2017

Clare B. Bowersox (nee Bynum), 73, of West Chester, PA passed away on September 6, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1944, she was the beloved daughter of the late Terrell W. and E. Elizabeth (Warren) Bynum. Clare was a 1966 graduate of West Chester University. She was a teacher in the Unionville-Chadds Ford and Penn Delco School Districts and was a tutor for many years. She was known for...
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Mia Morrow

November 3, 1937 - September 5, 2017

Mia Morrow departed this life on September 5, 2017. Mia was born on November 3, 1937 in South Korea. Mia worked in Administration for the United States Government for many years. She started working while in Korea for the United States Army. Once moving to the United States she worked at the Philadelphia Naval Base for 30 years. Mia retired in September, 1995. She enjoyed a few years...
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James R. "JIM" Cogill

September 5, 1948 - September 5, 2017

James 'Jim' R. Cogill, of Newark, Delaware, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at Penn Presbyterian Hospital on his 69th birthday. Born in that same hospital to Robert and Doris Cogill, Jim was raised in Aldan, PA and lived much of his life in West Chester, PA before moving to Newark in 2004. Preceded in death by his parents Robert and Doris, and brother David. Survived by...
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Joan B. Rodgers

September 4, 2017

Joan B. Rodgers (nee Brady), 86, of Havertown, PA and formerly of Overbrook Park, PA, passed away on September 4, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1930, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary (nee Greeby) Brady. Joan was the beloved wife of the late Thomas D. Rodgers; loving mother of Beverly Rodgers-Kotch, Rick Rodgers, William Rodgers, Joanne Rodgers-McKeon, Thomas (Tim)...
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Nicoletta "Nicky" D'Alesio

January 27, 1927 - September 4, 2017

Nicoletta "Nicky" D'Alesio (nee Sardo), age 90, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on September 4, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Emil T. "Junior" D'Alesio. Loving mother of Emil (Terri) D'Alesio and Mary (Ernie) Cermignano. Dear grandmother of Emil, Brian, Lauren, Alicia, and Kristopher and great-grandmother of Alexis, Anthony, Gianna and Mikayla. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. She...
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James I. Pike

September 3, 2017

James I. "Jim" Pike, 78, of Glen Moore, PA passed away on September 3, 2017. Born in Elverson, PA in 1939, he was the son of the late James Henry and Isabel Jane (nee Hoffman) Pike. Jim served honorably in the US Air Force and was a retired facilities engineer for Lenfest Communications. Jim had a passion for racing, collecting antique cars and classic car restoration. He was a member of the...
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Carol Eisenberger

February 12, 1960 - September 3, 2017

Carol A. Eisenberger (nee Hudson), age 57, of Malvern, PA, passed away suddenly on September 3, 2017. Loving daughter of Frank Hudson and the late Phyllis (nee Navarro) Hudson. Carol is survived by her beloved spouse, Ronald Eisenberger, her loving children Vinnie (Tammy), Gina, Sarah Keiser (Mike) and Scott Eisenberger. Carol cherished spending time with her six grandchildren Ashley,...
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Florence Ann Tate

September 13, 1928 - September 1, 2017

Florence Ann Tate (Acquarola), age 88, of Glen Mills, PA passed away peacefully at home in North Carolina on September 1, 2017. Florence was born in Darby, PA in 1928. In her younger years, she worked for The Bell Telephone Company and then as a sales associate in the fine jewelry department at Weinberg's Department Store in Manoa, PA. She enjoyed bowling and was on the Sproul Lanes Bowling...
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Joseph J. Nuzzi, Jr.

June 9, 1931 - September 1, 2017

Joseph J. Nuzzi, Jr., 86, of Dover, OH passed away on September 1, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1931, he was the son of the late Joseph and Helen (nee Perri) Nuzzi. Joe was the owner of J & J Food Market, Philadelphia, PA. He was the beloved husband of Josephine "Jane" (nee Marotta) Nuzzi; loving father of Ellen Iannelli, Joseph Nuzzi, and Kathleen Travia; devoted grandfather of...
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Dr. M. Louise Fitzpatrick

September 1, 2017

Dr. Louise Fitzpatrick, passed away peacefully on September 1st, 2017, after a heroic battle with cancer for nearly three years. Serving as Dean of the College of Nursing for almost 40 years, Dr. Fitzpatrick lived and breathed Villanova and the nursing profession. She embodied the spirit of what it means to be a Villanova nurse—competent and compassionate, fully committed to bettering the...
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Siew Tin Goh

April 24, 1924 - September 1, 2017

Siew Tin Goh, age 93, of Bryn Mawr, PA, formerly of Upper Darby, PA passed on September 1, 2017. Siew Tin graduated high school and completed Bible College in Malaysia. After Bible College, she worked as a Pastor/Bible woman in the Chinese Methodist Church in Malaysia for 35 years. Then she was a missionary at the Chestnut St. Baptist Church in Philadelphia for 6 years. Siew Tin was the...
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Francis W. Janssen

August 30, 2017

Francis W. Janssen, 90, of West Chester, PA passed away on August 30, 2017. Born in St. Paul, MN in 1926, he was the son of the late Leo and Elizabeth (nee Loftus) Janssen. Frank worked at Wyeth Laboratories for over 30 years as a biochemist. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy V. (nee Racine) Janssen, with whom he shared 67 years of marriage; loving father of Mark F. Janssen (Cathy)...
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James E. Feeney

August 31, 1935 - August 30, 2017

James "Jim" Feeney of West Chester, formerly of Drexel Hill, passed away peacefully and surrounded in love by his family on August 30. Born on August 31, 1935 and raised in Lansdowne, Jim was the son of the late Joseph and Mary Feeney. He was a graduate of West Philadelphia Catholic High School ('53) and Villanova University ('57), and worked for General Accident Insurance in Center City...
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Peter N. McEneaney, Sr.

February 7, 1933 - August 30, 2017

Peter N. McEneaney, Sr., age 84, of West Chester, PA, formerly of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on August 30, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late James and May McEneaney (nee Nelson). Peter was a graduate of St. Thomas More High School in Philadelphia. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War era. He was employed as a Telephone Systems Repairman with...
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Thomas P. Amodei, Sr.

August 29, 2017

Thomas P. Amodei, Sr., 85, of West Chester, PA passed away on August 29, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1931, Thomas was the beloved son of the late Giovani and Concetta (Visco) Amodei. He served honorably in the US Army and was the owner of the Red Sombrero Mexican Restaurant in Kennett Square. In 1979 Tom opened the first Carmine's Pizza in Westtown. Thomas was the beloved...
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Elizabeth A. Geraghty

October 17, 1942 - August 29, 2017

Elizabeth A. Geraghty (nee McAdams), age 74, of Drexel Hill, PA, formerly of the Feltonville section of Philadelphia, PA, passed away on August 29, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late George and Rita McAdams (nee Kivitz). Elizabeth was predeceased by her beloved husband, Joseph P. Geraghty, Sr. and her brothers George and James McAdams. She is survived by her...
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George Stewart

May 13, 1924 - August 28, 2017

George Stewart, 93, of Delaware County passed away peacefully on August 28, 2017 at Belvedere Nursing Home. Services and burial will be private.
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Doris L. Kalmbacher

October 4, 1923 - August 27, 2017

Doris L. Kalmbacher, age 93, a longtime resident of Havertown, PA, and member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Havertown, PA, passed away on August 27, 2017. A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Arlington Cemetery, 2900 State Road, Drexel Hill, PA.
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Leon St. Aubyn Rapaport

November 25, 1951 - August 26, 2017

Leon St. Aubyn Rapaport, age 65, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on August 26, 2017. Born in Montego Bay, St. James, Jamaica, he was the son of the late Lester Rapaport and Gloris Tharpe (nee Reuben). Leon was employed as a Television Technician. He was a certified pilot, enjoyed flying and scuba diving. He loved music from the 40's and 50's and playing dominoes. He had strong political...
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Roy D. Taylor, Sr.

August 9, 1945 - August 26, 2017

Roy D. Taylor, Sr., age 72, of Brookhaven, PA, passed away on August 26, 2017. Roy was born in Aiken, SC. Roy served in the United States Army. He was employed as a Building Superintendent for Upper Darby Township. Roy was a loving, giving, generous, outgoing and helpful person. He loved his wife, children, grandchildren, his cats and neighbors. He enjoyed fishing in Marsh Creek...
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David Michael Blake

December 28, 1927 - August 26, 2017

David Michael Blake, 89, a long-time resident of Broomall, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on August 26, 2017 at Riddle Village. Born in Attleboro, MA, he was the oldest child of David Edward and Marie Ida Poirier Blake. As the story goes, from 1st to 6th grade he walked 1 ½ miles to school. Reports vary on whether it was snowing or if it was uphill one or both ways. He began...
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Deborah Browning Bruns

July 12, 1949 - August 25, 2017

Deborah Browning Bruns, 68, of West Grove, PA, formerly of Princeton, NJ and Strafford, PA, died from complications associated with multiple sclerosis at Twin Pines Nursing Home in Chatham, PA on August 25, 2017. Born in Decatur, IL, she was the daughter of the late Robert Bruce and Gladys (nee Stillman) Bruns. Deborah was a 1967 graduate of Northern Highlands High School, Allendale, NJ and...
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Charles J Haas

August 25, 2017

Charles J. Haas, age 75 of Havertown, PA passed away on August 25, 2017. Born in Darby, PA he was the son of the late Albert and Marjorie Haas (nee McFadden). He is survived by his beloved wife Kathryn A. Haas (nee Farnschlader), loving children Michael Haas, Terri Haas Flannery, Christine Kavka (Daniel), Gregory Haas (Kathryn ), dear sisters Marjorie Rienzi (Joe), Barbara Shelton (John),...
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Aloysius L Mussari

August 24, 2017

Aloysius L. "Al", 103, of Broomall, PA on August 24, 2017. Al was a retired Navy veteran who served in WWII and a longtime usher at St. Pius X Church. Beloved husband of the late Mae C. (nee Catalano); loving father of Anthony L. (Florence), Joseph P. (Tina), Mark A. (Peter), and Matthew B. (Mindy); dear grandfather of Laura, Gillian, Laura, Joseph, Heather, Jennifer, and Megan and great...
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Elizabeth Ann Opalach

February 4, 1947 - August 23, 2017

Elizabeth Ann Opalach (nee Rescigno), age 70, of Springfield, PA, passed away on August 23, 2017. She was born in Philadelphia, PA and was the beloved daughter of the late Onofrio and Rose (nee Bernardino) Rescigno. Elizabeth was the loving mother of Christine Heckman (Chris). She was the cherished grandmother of Alexis, Adam, and Andrew Heckman. Elizabeth is also survived by her brother...
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Joseph "Mick" Kelly

August 23, 2017

Joseph "Mick" Kelly, 70, of West Chester, PA passed away on August 23, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Eileen A. (nee Poole); loving father of Patrick J. (Brenda) and Brian C. (Lauren); devoted Pop-Pop of Conor, Ryan, and Brayden; dear brother of Joann Erb (Tim). Relatives and friends are invited to his Visitation 9:00-11:00 AM Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at SS Simon & Jude Church, 8...
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Jennifer M. Sulak

November 9, 1937 - August 22, 2017

Jennifer M. Sulak (nee Hoelbinger), age 79, of Downingtown, passed away on August 22, 2017. Jennifer was born in Woodbury, NJ, and was the beloved daughter of the late Emil and Mabel (Gevard) Hoelbinger. She was employed as a Bank Teller with Continental Bank in Hatfield, PA for many years. Jennifer was the loving mother of David Sulak, John Sulak (Tong), Wayne Sulak, (Joanne), and...
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Rosemary Maloney

March 10, 1930 - August 22, 2017

Rosemary Maloney (nee Kopoosian), age 87, of Downingtown PA, formerly of Broomall PA, passed on August 22, 2017. Beloved mother of Maureen Lacey (Kevin) and cherished grandmother of Kevin and Colin. Predeceased by her beloved husband, the late Gerald Maloney, and brother, the late Edward Kapoosian. Relatives and friends are invited to her Viewing on Monday, August 28, 2017, 9:00 – 10...
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Robert "Bob" Flinn

April 18, 1935 - August 21, 2017

Robert "Bob" T. Flinn, age 82, of Berwyn PA, passed away on August 21, 2017. He was the dear son of the late John and Edith (nee Templeton) Flinn. Robert was the beloved husband of Mary J. Flinn (nee Hepler). He is also survived by his loving daughter, Sherry L. Search (John), his two cherished grandsons, Austin Robert and Collin Danis Search, and brothers, John and Gerry Flinn. ...
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Hugh "VINCE" Vincent Nolan

December 17, 1937 - August 21, 2017

Hugh Vincent "Vince" Nolan, 79, of West Chester, PA passed away on August 21, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1937, he was the son of the late Francis Aloysius and Madeline (Letter) Nolan. Vince was a 1955 graduate of St. Joseph's Preparatory School and St. Joseph's University where he obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Business in 1959 and his Master's Degree in Education in 1966. He...
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Patrick J. Connolly

March 17, 1971 - August 21, 2017

Patrick J. Connolly, age 46, passed away at his residence in West Chester on Monday, August 21, 2017. Pat was born in Media, PA on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 1971, to Kathryn A. Connolly (nee Guinan) and the late Jerome P. Connolly. He was a graduate of Cardinal O'Hara High School and St. Joseph's University. Pat was an extremely loving person who cherished his family. He was low...
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Patricia A. Zellman

August 21, 2017

Patricia A. Zellman (nee Harley), of West Chester, PA, passed away on August 21, 2017. Beloved wife of the late John J. Zellman, Sr.; loving mother of John J., Jr. (Claudine), Frances P., Christopher L. Zellman and Heather A. Dempsey (Bob); loving grandmother of Aidan and Gavin Dempsey; dear sister of Mary Agnes Troutner and the late James F. Harley; also survived by many nieces and nephews. ...
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Amy Vanessa Swier

June 12, 1966 - August 20, 2017

Amy Vanessa Swier, age 51, of Silver Springs, MD passed away on August 20, 2017. Amy was the beloved daughter of Edward and Gail (nee Knabb) Swier. She was the loving mother of Christopher Swier, dear sister of Cynthia Swier, cherished niece of Peggy Swierczynski, and cousin of Rhonda Morris, Tara Myer, Jay Swierczynski, and Mark Swierczynski. Relatives and friends are invited to her...
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Carmen "CARMI" Adams

February 25, 1940 - August 20, 2017

Carmen "Carmi" Wennerberg Adams, 77, of West Chester, Pennsylvania, passed away on August 20, 2017. Born in Los Angeles, and raised mainly in Whittier, California, Carmi was the daughter of the late Carl Herbert and Carmel (Leach) Wennerberg. Carmi was a graduate cum laude of the University of Redlands in California, where she earned her BA, was active in Kappa Delta Epsilon, and was...
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Mary Penny Mildred "Penny" Ellis

April 10, 1952 - August 20, 2017

Mary Penny Mildred Ellis, "Penny", passed away on August 20, 2017. She was predeceased by her parents Charles L. and Mary June (nee Balderson) Ellis and her brother George. Penny is survived by her daughter, 3 grandchildren, loving siblings Pamela DiGiacomo, Charles, Michael and Thomas Ellis and several nieces and nephews. She worked as an LPN in the maternity ward at Delaware County...
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Michael E. Jones

August 19, 2017

Michael E. Jones, 57, of West Chester, PA passed away on August 19, 2017. He was the loving father of Virginia, Jason M., and Anthony J. Jones; dear brother of Patricia A. Schocie, Nancy Woods (the late Martin), Sandy Fair (Charlie), and Jacqueline Meshurle (Mark).
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James W. Paradise, II

May 6, 1985 - August 19, 2017

James W. Paradise, II, age 32, of Fayetteville, NC, passed away on August 19, 2017. James was a student working towards employment in the IT Engineering Field. James was the beloved son of James W. Paradise, Sr. and the late Barbara Hewett Paradise. He is predeceased by his loving grandparents Leo and Dorothy Paradise and his grandmother, Doris Hewett. Also predeceased by his nephew...
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William J. Purcell

October 1, 1938 - August 19, 2017

William J. Purcell, age 78, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on August 19, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Michael J. and Bridget Purcell (nee Moran). William was a graduate of St. Thomas More High School and St. Joseph University, both in Philadelphia. He was employed as a Software Testing Engineer with Computer Science Corporation in Mount Laurel, NJ. He...
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Robert T. "Bobby" Clark III

February 1, 1937 - August 18, 2017

Robert T. (Bobby) Clark, III, age 80, of Upper Darby, PA passed away on August 18, 2017. Born and raised in the Meadows Section of Philadelphia, PA, Bobby was the beloved son of the late Robert T. Jr. and Sarah E. Clark (nee Harding). He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Grace E. (nee Johnston) Clark, son Robert T. Clark, IV, and his dear sister Joan E. Gould. Bobby was the loving...
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David E. Doney

June 2, 1958 - August 18, 2017

David E. Doney, age 59, of Upper Darby, PA passed away on August 18, 2017. Born in Darby, PA, David was the beloved son of the late James P. and Regina H. Doney (nee Bradley). He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout at St. Cyril of Alexandria Church and was a 1977 graduate of Upper Darby High School. David worked for Upper Darby Township for 28 years. He was a member and past secretary of...
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Lynne M. Gardner

January 31, 1942 - August 17, 2017

Lynne M. Gardner (nee Whitman), 75, of Morton, PA passed away on August 17, 2017. Born in Albany, NY, Lynne was the beloved daughter of the late Gustave L. and Ruth E. (Mauersberger) Whitman. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Howard Gardner. Dear sister of Robin M. Denny, Jade L. Keating, Tracy L. Repsher (Ed) and the late Craig L. Whitman (Anna); loving aunt of Chad Shifflett ...
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Audrey F. Burg

December 24, 1918 - August 17, 2017

Audrey F. Burg (nee Kurtz) age 98, of Wayne, PA, formerly of Pittsburgh, PA, passed away on August 17, 2017. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Florence Kurtz (nee Sendall). Audrey loved Bingo, Search-A-Word puzzles, reading and writing letters. She was a member of the Wayne Senior Center, a volunteer for decades in the Meals for Services program and a...
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Gail P. Rankin

March 18, 1942 - August 16, 2017

Gail P. Rankin, 75, of Blue Bell, PA formerly of Queenstown, MD, passed away on August 16, 2017. She was predeceased by her parents Francis and Evelyn (nee Palmer) Phifer and her brother Barry Phifer. Gail traveled the world while working for United Airlines as a flight attendant and even after retirement with family and close friends. She enjoyed many hobbies including golfing, cooking,...
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Louis Alfieri

August 18, 1933 - August 15, 2017

Louis Alfieri, 83, of Radnor, PA, passed away on August 15, 2017. He was born in Brooklyn, New York to the late Salvatore and Stella Alfieri (nee DeLisio). Beloved husband of the late Arlene Ann Alfieri; loving father of Paul Alfieri (Cindy) and the late Brian Alfieri; devoted grandfather of Justin and Julia Alfieri; dear brother of Dennis Alfieri (Maria) and Lucille Matarazzo. Relatives...
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Pham C. Thuyet

August 25, 1923 - August 14, 2017

Pham C. Thuyet, age 93, of Downingtown, PA, passed on August 14, 2017. Born in Vietnam, Pham was the loving son of the late Pham D. and Le T. (nee Deiem) Tra. Pham was the beloved husband of Nguyen T. Xuân ,, loving father of Pham T. Canh, Pham T. Phong, Pham N. Thuan, Pham C. Danh, Pham C. Quyen, Pham C. Thanh, Pham Luam, and Pham Mylinh. He was also the devoted grandfather of eleven...
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Richard B. Gundesen, Jr.

February 14, 1939 - August 14, 2017

Richard B. Gundesen, Jr., age 78, of Elwyn Assisted Living, Elwyn, PA, passed on August 14, 2017. Richard was the beloved son of the late Richard B. & Margaret (nee Sherratt) Gundesen, Sr. He is also survived by his cousins, Thomas A. Sherratt and William E. Sherratt. Friends are invited to his viewing on Friday, August 25, 2017, 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM at The Donohue Funeral Home, 3300...
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James E. "JIM" Colleran, , Jr., Esq.

August 22, 1965 - August 13, 2017

James E. Colleran, Jr., Esq. "Jim", age 51, of Brigantine, NJ, passed away on August 13, 2017. He was the beloved father of James E. III and Cierra L. Colleran; loving son of James E. Sr. and Mary T. Colleran (nee Butler); brother of Francis T. Colleran, Teresa C. Quinn (James) and David J. Colleran (Shelagh). Also survived by his aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Jim was a graduate...
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Margaret M. Kean

May 29, 1936 - August 13, 2017

Margaret M. Kean (nee Kenny), age 81, of West Chester, PA, formerly of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on August 13, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Richard A. and Eva D. Kenny (nee Reilly). She was the beloved wife of the late F. Patrick Kean. Loving mother of Margaret Nelson (Michael), F. Patrick Kean, Jr. (Cynthia), Colleen Edwards (Peter), Eileen Hutchinson ...
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Rosemary A. Sitkowski

August 3, 1926 - August 13, 2017

Rosemary Sitkowski (nee Auchinleck), 91, passed away peacefully on August 13, 2017 while surrounded by family members at Bellingham Senior Living in West Chester, PA. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Auchinleck (nee Caffrey). Rosemary was the beloved former wife of the late Matthew J. Sitkowski and loving mother of the late Janice Sitkowski of West...
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Tina C. Bontempo

July 19, 1932 - August 12, 2017

Tina C. Bontempo, 85, of Morton, Pa passed away at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital on August 12, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Peter N. Bontempo. Tina was born in Benghazi, Libya to the late Francesco and Giovanna (nee Cortina) Modafferi. She is survived by her loving son and daughter-in-law Roberto and Nancy Bontempo, her adoring grandchildren Christina and Zachary and her sister...
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Grace T. Schultz

September 13, 1919 - August 12, 2017

Grace T. Schultz (nee Nappi), age 97, of Glenmore, PA, passed away on August 12, 2017. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Philomena (nee DeLuca) Nappi. Grace loved to travel, especially to Cape May, NJ, Lancaster, PA and to Italy. She enjoyed reading and cooking Italian meals for her family and loved her grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. ...
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Robert Irwin "Ernie" Anderson

August 12, 2017

Robert "Ernie" Anderson, of Drexel Hill, on August 12, 2017, passed at home with family. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Lezlie (nee Rutter); loving father to daughters, Adrian and Violet; also survived by a sister, Edith Anderson of Chicago. He also leaves his faithful collie, Duncan. Ernie touched many lives and will be very sadly missed by his family and so many friends. He was...
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Elaine A. Geonnotti

May 30, 1945 - August 11, 2017

Elaine A. Geonnotti (nee Caruso), age 72, of Coopersburg, PA, passed away on August 13, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Louis Caruso and Concetta Gentile. Elaine was a graduate of West Catholic Girls High School in Philadelphia and was employed as an Optician. She retired in 2008. She is survived by her beloved husband, Peter J. Geonnotti and her loving...
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Teresa Ianovale

August 11, 2017

Teresa Ianovale (nee Gillespie), 91, of Oreland, PA, formerly of Overbrook, PA, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on August 11, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Ianovale, Sr.; loving mother of Joseph Ianovale, Jr. (Barbara), Peggy Evans (Jim), Dennis Ianovale (Lois), Steven Ianovale, Mark Ianovale (Sandi), Michael Ianovale (Patty), Sue Deschenes (Mike).; devoted...
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Jeanne E. Slavin (nee Walsh)

August 11, 2017

Jeanne E. Slavin (nee Walsh), 54, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away suddenly at home on August 11, 2017. Jeanne was the beloved wife of Jeffrey P. Slavin and loving mother of Matthew P. Slavin and Brian P. Slavin. Jeanne was a graduate of Archbishop Prendergast High School and Neuman College where she earned a BSN in Nursing. She began her nursing career at Jefferson Hospital and later...
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Joseph Acchione

June 19, 1939 - August 11, 2017

Joseph Acchione, age 78, of Upper Darby, passed away on August 11, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1939, Joseph was the son of the late Clement and Mary nee (Ricci) Acchione. Joseph was a Bus Driver for Septa in the Frontier Division in Upper Darby, PA. Joseph is survived by his beloved wife Dorothy P. nee (Murphy). He is also survived by his Daughter Jennifer M. Acchione; his sister...
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Colleen M. Bruton

August 11, 2017

Colleen M. Bruton, 27, of Springfield, PA passed away on August 11, 2017. Born in Darby, PA in 1990, she was the daughter of Charles J. and Virginia M. (nee Craig) Bruton. Colleen attended St. Katherine Day School, ET Richardson Middle School, and the Melmark School. In her free time, she enjoyed horseback riding, going to musicals and plays, watching Disney movies, and shopping. Colleen...
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Stella Bowman

February 17, 1927 - August 10, 2017

Stella Bowman, 90, of Broomall, Pa passed away peacefully on August 10, 2017. Her service will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday August 22, 2017 at The Knoetgen-Donohue Funeral Home 746 Kedron Ave. Morton, Pa 19070 Interment will be private.
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Cynthia P. Johnson

March 1, 1938 - August 10, 2017

Cynthia P. Johnson (nee Pilot), 79, of West Chester, PA, formerly of Wildwood, NJ passed away on August 10, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Cynthia was the beloved daughter of the late Milton and Grace M. (Robinson) Pilot, Sr. She was the beloved wife of James C. Johnson; loving mother of Cindy A. Doster (Brian), Steven Johnson and the late James C. Johnson, Jr.; devoted grandmother of...
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Nicholas S. Trobovic

July 20, 1958 - August 10, 2017

Nicholas S. Trobovic, age 59, of Berwyn, PA, passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Ocean Medical Center in Brick, NJ. Nick was born in Philadelphia, and grew up in Kensington and Upper Darby. He attended Saint Laurence Grammar School and Monsignor Bonner High School where he graduated with the Class of 1976. He worked at the Philadelphia Naval Ship Yard as an Outside Machinist....
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William A. Kelly

April 11, 1930 - August 10, 2017

William A. Kelly, 87, of Havertown, PA on August 10, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Noel G. Kelly (nee O'Connor); loving father of Carol A. McCarry (James), William A. Kelly (Susan), Maureen Kelly, and Christopher F. Kelly; devoted grandfather of James, Joseph, William, Colleen, Breanna, and Patrick; caring great-grandfather of Grace and Sarah; dear brother of the late Thomas Kelly. ...
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Raymond S. Bednarczyk

August 10, 2017

Raymond Stanley Bednarczyk, 77, of Philadelphia, PA passed away on August 10, 2017. Born in Philadelphia in 1939, he was the son of the late Stanley and Casmira (nee Koziel) Bednarczyk. Raymond was the loving father of Elizabeth McCarrick (John); devoted grandfather of Alexa, Sean, Jacqueline, and Thomas; dear brother of Edward Bednarczyk and Barbara Chun (Butch). Relatives and friends...
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Arthur G. "Tiny" Gallagher

June 4, 1939 - August 10, 2017

Arthur G. "Tiny" Gallagher, of Newtown Square, PA passed away suddenly on Thursday, August 10, 2017, after a short illness at the age of 78, surrounded by his family. Born on June 4, 1939 and raised in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Arthur and Mary Gallagher. He was preceded in death by his sister (Baby) Catherine, and brother Brian. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Edna ...
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Yu Yang

October 26, 1941 - August 9, 2017

Yu Yang, 75, of West Chester, PA passed away on August 9, 2017. Born in 1941 in Tianjin, China, Yu was the daughter of the late Gengxuan Yang and Xiuhe Cao. Yu worked as a teacher. She was the loving mother of Xuan Yin (Yu Qiao) and Jie Yin (Li Shen) and loving grandmother of Raymond Qiao. A private family last viewing will be on 1:00-2:00 PM Sunday, August 13, 2017 at The Donohue...
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Joseph F. DeBenedetto

August 8, 2017

Joseph F. DeBenedetto, 63, of Aston, PA formerly of Upper Darby, PA passed away on August 8, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1954, he was the son of the late Joseph F. and Rita (nee DiPierri) DeBenendetto. Joseph was the beloved husband of Roxanne Imperatrice; loving father of Ann Marie Chapman (Stephen) and Jennifer Gotkin (Charlie Messener); devoted grandfather of Finn, CJ, and Maxx;...
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Robert David "Bob" Schneider

August 7, 2017

Robert David "Bob" Schneider, 55, of Ridley Park, PA and formerly of Sharon Hill, PA passed away on August 7, 2017. Born in Darby, PA in 1961, he was the son of the late Charles A. and Mary Joan (nee Buckley) Schneider. Bob enjoyed being a Leader with the Boy Scouts for years. He had a passion for LGB Trains and riding motorcycles. Bob loved spending time with his family, at family...
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Ellis R. Feldman

August 7, 2017

Ellis Robert Feldman, 90, of Drexel Hill, PA passed away on August 7, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1926, he was the son of the late Harry and Etta (nee Miller) Feldman. He was a graduate of Central High School of Philadelphia and LaSalle College where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree. Ellis was a member of several groups including The Society for the Preservation of Old Mills, the...
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James F. Schneider

August 7, 2017

James F. Schneider "Showboat", 65, of Sharon Hill, PA passed away on August 7, 2017. Born in Darby, PA and raised in Sharon Hill, he was the son of the late Charles A. and Mary Joan (nee Buckley) Schneider. During his youth Jim played basketball and baseball for the Sharon Hill Athletic Association, football for the Sharon Hill Ramblers and played in the Delco rough touch football league. A...
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Mary J. Lux

August 6, 2017

Mary J. Lux (nee Johnson), 81 of Upper Darby, PA passed away on August 6, 2017. She was the beloved wife of late Anthony " Tony " Lux; and the late Ronald Sessinger. Loving mother of Sue Vagnoni ( Joe ) and the late David Sessinger ; loving Grandmother of Emily (Brian Evans); Great Grandmother to Aidan and Liliana; Cousin to Barbara Bohlander. Relatives and friends may visit the family 6...
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Eleanor B. "Jill" Blanton

January 12, 1922 - August 5, 2017

Eleanor B. "Jill" Blanton (nee Duffey), age 95, of West Chester, PA passed away on August 5, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the daughter of the late John and Mae (nee Heverin) Duffey. Eleanor was the beloved wife for 66 years of the late Robert S. Blanton; loving mother of Jeffrey (Debbie), Warren (Debbie) and Peter (Penny); loving grandmother of 6 grandchildren and 3 great...
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