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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

Shawn E. Schmidt

August 12, 1973 - November 19, 2017

Shawn E. Schmidt, age 44, of Malvern, PA, passed away peacefully on November 19, 2017. Born in Norristown, PA, Shawn was the dear son of John and Jacque (nee Billman) Schmidt. Shawn was a graduate of Pottstown High School and was employed with The Vanguard Group as a Project Administrator. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and kayaking. He was a member of the...
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David Rothbart

January 18, 1945 - November 18, 2017

David Rothbart, age 72, of West Chester, PA, passed away on November 18, 2017. Born in Bronx, NY, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Lillian Rothbart (nee Trachtenberg). David entered George Washington University at the age of 16 where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. He was commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force at age 20 where he served for...
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John Charles Lovett

November 17, 2017

John Charles Lovett, age 67, of Middletown, DE, passed away on November 17, 2017. Born in Darby, PA, he was the son of the late Edward F. and Agnes Lovett (nee Toner). John was a graduate of Monsignor Bonner High School in Drexel Hill, PA and Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. He was employed with AutoPort, Inc. in Wilmington, DE as Vice President of Operations. He was a...
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Marjorie J. Jones

August 9, 1932 - November 16, 2017

Marjorie J. Jones (nee Meaney), age 85, of Newtown Square, formerly of Aldan, PA, passed away peacefully at home on November 16, 2017. Marjorie was the devoted wife of the late Arthur C. Jones, the loving mother of Mary Beckert (Scott), Anne Schoultz (Gregory), Marjorie Lynch (Matthew), Arthur Jones, Jr. (Susie), Thomas Jones (Honor), and Patricia Kelly (Kevin), and dear sister of Jacqueline...
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Thomas "Tom" Duffy

April 3, 1929 - November 16, 2017

Thomas "Tom" Duffy, 47 year veteran of The Philadelphia Inquirer, family man, environmental steward, and unequivocal "cool cat" died at home of natural causes on Thursday, November 16,, 2017. As a husband, father, brother, uncle, colleague, friend or stranger, Tom lived every day in a calm quiet and positively intentioned way. He was a role model for many as the humble, generous, funny, smart,...
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Alan G. McCormack

November 14, 2017

Alan G. "Al" McCormack, 69, of West Chester, PA passed away on November 14, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Deborah J. (nee Unger) McCormack; loving father of Kimberly D. Parise (Christopher) and Ryan A. McCormack; devoted grandfather of Carter and Chase Parise; dear brother of Greg and Lee McCormack. Alan was a car enthusiast and he enjoyed a successful 35 year career in the automobile...
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Elizabeth D. McGeady

December 21, 1933 - November 14, 2017

Elizabeth D. McGeady (nee Devlin), age 83, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on November 14, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Elizabeth Devlin (nee Brown). Elizabeth was a graduate of West Catholic Girls High School in Philadelphia, PA. She was the owner and operator of Devlin Interiors. Elizabeth was a 50 year parishioner of St. Bernadette...
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Fernando D. "Baby" Dacanay

March 15, 1950 - November 12, 2017

Fernando D. "Baby" Dacanay , 67, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away Sunday night peacefully with his family by his side. . Fernando "Baby" Dacanay passed his Certified Public Accountant exam at the early age of nineteen in Manila, Philippines. He immigrated with his family to the United States in 1974 where he proceeded to pass his CPA exam here in Philadelphia. He graduated Class President in...
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Elizabeth B. Sanderson

May 6, 1921 - November 12, 2017

Elizabeth B. Sanderson, (nee Barlow), age 96, of Newtown Square, PA, formerly of Wayne, PA, passed away on November 12, 2017. Elizabeth was the beloved wife of the late William B. Sanderson, Sr.; the loving mother of Nancy Sanderson and William B. Sanderson, Jr. (Donna); the cherished grandmother of Kaitlyn Sanderson. She was predeceased by her dear daughter, Elizabeth V. Sanderson. ...
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John W. Nichols

December 19, 1941 - November 12, 2017

John W. Nichols, age 75, of Broomall, PA, formerly of Stanton, DE, passed away on November 12, 2017. Born in Upper Darby, PA to the late Frank and Edith (nee Larkin) Nichols, John worked as a Trucker Driver for the Teamsters Union 107. John is survived by his beloved wife Shirley A. Nichols (nee Elliott), his children Ron Ruggear (Kathe) and Tony Ruggear (Amy), his siblings Frank, Edith and...
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John J. Mulhern

April 12, 1927 - November 11, 2017

John J. Mulhern, 90, of Wallingford, PA, formerly of Sharon Hill, PA, passed away on November 11, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1927, he was the son of the late John J. and Constance (nee Miller) Mulhern. John served his country honorably in the U.S. Army. He worked as a typesetter and was employed with Precision Graphics, Inc. in Pennsauken, NJ. John was the beloved husband of the...
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J. Kevin Dwyer

September 15, 1948 - November 11, 2017

J. Kevin Dwyer, age 69, of Havertown, PA, passed away on November 11, 2017. Born in Narberth, PA to the late Mary (nee Wright) and Joseph E. Dwyer, Jr., Kevin attended St. Margaret's School in Narberth and was a 1966 graduate of Monsignor Bonner High School. He worked as a Project Coordinator in Hospital Information Services. Kevin was an avid sports fan, enjoying all Philadelphia sports. He...
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Hiran Po Yii

November 22, 1970 - November 10, 2017

Hiran Po Yii, age 46, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on November 10, 2017. Born in Bangkok, Thailand, he was the son of the late Harris B. Yii and Edita Juson Po. Hiran was a networking champion. He loved people, dogs and cars. He loved to travel and never met a stranger. He influenced so many people and enjoyed being a mentor to them. He was focused on achieving success. Hiran owned Yii &...
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Carrie I. Walter

May 17, 1933 - November 10, 2017

Carrie I. Walter (nee Rossiter), 84, of Avoca, NY, passed away on November 10, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1933, she was the daughter of the late William E. and Carrie I. Rossiter (nee Smith). Carrie was the beloved wife of Thomas E. Walter, III; loving mother of William E. Ferrell, Jr., John D. Ferrell, Carrie I. Weston, James J. Ferrell, Ralph W. Ferrell, Donald C. Ferrell, Anna E...
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Thomas A. Gionta

March 21, 1946 - November 9, 2017

Thomas A. Gionta, age 71, of The Villages, Florida, passed away on November 9, 2017. Born on March 21, 1946 in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Guido and Caroline Gionta (nee Allegra). Thomas is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carole A Gionta (nee Ogden), his children Amy Gionta Gravlin (Thomas), of New Albany, OH and AnnMarie Barta (Brandon), of Rocky River, OH, his brother,...
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Russell A. Clark

April 4, 1921 - November 9, 2017

Russell A. Clark, age 96, passed away on November 9, 2017. Born in Drexel Hill, PA he was the son of the late Russell S. and Althea Clark . Russ was a 1939 graduate of Upper Darby High School and proudly served his country in the Army during World War II in the South Pacific Corridor. He worked for the Postal Service for 30 years. Russ served as a Pennsylvania State Fire Marshall for 10...
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Doris Cruse Waltz

December 10, 1933 - November 8, 2017

Doris Cruse Waltz December 10, 1933 - November 8, 2017 Doris Cruse Waltz, age 83 of Bee Branch, Arkansas passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017. She was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania on December 10th, 1933 to John Purvis Cruse and Florence Bowman Cruse. Doris was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, James Brannan Waltz, Sr.; her parents; and...
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Ann P. Day (Nancy)

March 15, 1931 - November 6, 2017

Ann P. "Nancy" Day, age 86, of Philadelphia, PA, passed away on November 6, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Katherine Flynn (nee Donahue). Nancy was predeceased by her beloved husband, Anthony J. Day, Sr. She is survived by her loving children Mary Flynn-Day (Tim Smith), Anthony J. Day, Jr. (Joan), Francis Day (Rose), Nancy Day-Gavin (Tom),...
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Phyllis A. Robertson

October 11, 1924 - November 5, 2017

Phyllis A. Robertson, 93, of Coatesville, PA and formerly of Paoli, PA passed away on November 5, 2017. Born in Downingtown, PA in 1924, she was the daughter of the late Ralph J. and Elizabeth M. (nee Moore) Eppehimer. She graduated from the West Chester State Teachers College in 1945. Phyllis taught in several elementary schools in the West Chester School District for 35 years and...
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Mary Theresa Ellershaw

May 12, 1930 - November 5, 2017

Mary Theresa Ellershaw (nee Monck), age 87, of Wayne, PA, passed away peacefully on November 5, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Mary was the cherished daughter of Alphonus and Mary (nee Bradley) Monck. Mary was a graduate of Villa Maria Academy. She went on to become a real estate agent and was employed with both Century 21 and RE/MAX. Mary was a longtime parishioner of St. Alice's...
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William E. "Bill" Davison

January 20, 1957 - November 4, 2017

William E. Davison, Born January 20, 1957 William, known to all as Bill, the fourth son and eighth child of the late John R. & Mildred P. Davison of Wayne and Malvern, PA passed away peacefully on November 4, 2017 at Perry Point Veteran's Hospital in Maryland at the too young age of 60. Bill was a very engaging and gregarious soul who left a lasting impression on all whomever met him and...
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Mary Jane Meikle

November 4, 2017

Mary Jane Meikle (née Martin), of Glen Mills, PA passed away on November 4, 2017. She was the beloved wife of James J. Meikle, Sr.; dear mother of James, Jr. (Denise) and Mary Chris Aiello (Joseph); grandmother of Trisha, Joseph, Craig, Christin, Nikki and the late Paul; dear sister of Helen O'Mara, Peggy Kane and Sheila Maginn. Predeceased by her sisters, Theresa Henry, Patricia Saunders and...
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James Weyrauch, Sr.

May 13, 1935 - November 3, 2017

James R. Weyrauch, Sr., 82, of Philadelphia, PA and formerly of Pittsburgh, PA passed away on November 3, 2017. Born in Pittsburgh, PA in 1935, he was the son of the late James A. and Anna (née LaRocca) Weyrauch. He was the loving husband of Bonita Weyrauch; loving father of James R. Weyrauch, Jr. (Andrea) and the late Cynthia Ann Weyrauch; loving godfather of Brandon Fields. Also survived...
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Michael James St. Leger

January 26, 1925 - November 2, 2017

Michael James St.Leger, age 92, of Havertown, PA and Sarasota, Florida, passed away peacefully on All Souls Day, November 2, 2017. Mike was the beloved husband for 53 years of the late Geraldine (Geri) St. Leger (nee Taylor); loving father of Annette St. Leger Pauswinski (Joe) and the late Michele St. Leger Buchan. Mike is survived by his brother Jack St.Leger (Joan) and his sister Kathleen St...
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Louis M. Imperatrice, Jr.

January 26, 1961 - November 2, 2017

Louis M. Imperatrice, Jr., 56, of Upper Darby, PA passed away on November 2, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1961, Louis was the beloved son of Carmela (Imperato) Imperatrice and the late Louis M. Imperatrice, Sr. He was the loving brother of Carol Imperatrice (Ken Miller) and Roxanne Imperatrice (the late Joe DeBenedetto); dear uncle of Ann Marie Six-Chapman, Jennifer Gotkin and Eric...
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Denise Ann Cardillo

April 26, 1958 - November 2, 2017

Denise Ann Cardillo, 59, of Stuart, FL (formerly of Ridley Park, Pa) passed away on November 2, 2017 after a lengthy illness. She was predeceased by her father Francis V. Cardillo. She grew up in the Ridley Twp area and was a 1976 graduate of Ridley High School. In addition to being a dedicated disciple of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Denise loved volunteering for many organizations that...
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Joan C. Storey

September 3, 1935 - November 2, 2017

Joan C. Storey (nee Connell), age 82, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on November 2, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Kathryn Connell (nee Horgan). Joan was employed as a clerk at the Delaware County Court House. She coached Girls Basketball in Upper Darby and also coached Girls Little League Softball. She was involved with her sons in Cub...
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Sandra S. Fullerton

November 17, 1946 - November 1, 2017

Sandra S. Fullerton, 70, formerly of Wayne PA passed away suddenly November 1, 2017. She was born November 17, 1946 to Edwin C. Scott Jr and Betty (Vroman) Scott of West Hartford, CT. She graduated from Conard High School and received a degree from Colby Sawyer Junior College New London, NH in 1964. Sandra worked in the insurance industry most of her adult life retiring from Liberty Mutual in...
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George Lee Solomon, Jr.

October 19, 1970 - October 30, 2017

In Loving Memory of George "Lee" Solomon, Jr. October 19, 1970 – October 30, 2017 George "Lee" Solomon, Jr., 47, of Pennsylvania, passed away October 30, 2017, at his Upper Darby home. Lee was born October 19, 1970, in Philadelphia, PA, to George Lee Solomon, Sr. and Dionisia R. Solomon. He attended Lamberton High School in Philadelphia, PA, and had several managerial positions over...
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Christine V. Cimino

October 31, 1926 - October 30, 2017

Christine D. Cimino (nee Vicoli), 90, of Ridley Park, Pa passed away on October 30, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Antoinette (nee Lonzi) Vicoli and beloved wife of the late Anthony P. Cimino. Christine loved sports, especially the Phillies, she loved going to her sons & grandkids games, the beach, casinos, cooking but most of all she loved spending time with her family....
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L. Thomas Verderame

December 30, 1934 - October 30, 2017

L. Thomas Verderame of Wayne, PA, beloved husband of 55 years of the late Phyllis Verderame, passed away on October 30, 2017. He died peacefully at home at the age of 82, surrounded by his family. Thomas was the son of the late Liberato and Concetta Verderame, and the brother of the late John and Frank Verderame. He was the devoted father to Thomas (Mary), Diane, and Carol Foley and the...
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Kenneth A. Muzikar

September 7, 1949 - October 30, 2017

Kenneth D. Muzikar, 68, of Ridley Park, PA passed away on October 30, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1949, he was the son of the late Robert and Ruth (Haering) Muzikar. Ken served honorably in the US Navy and was proud of his service during the Vietnam War, both in Guam and Japan. He worked at Verizon for 30 years. Ken loved dogs, travel, cruises, boating, cooking and deer hunting. ...
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Edward A. McCormack

December 29, 1934 - October 30, 2017

Edward A. McCormack, 82, of Chadds Ford, PA and formerly of Media, PA passed away on October 30, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Helen (nee Maxwell) McCormack; loving father of Elizabeth O. Kynett (Bill), Rosalind A. Keser (Ken), and Mark W. McCormack (Kathy); devoted grandfather of Erin, Cameron, Andrew, Sean, Brian, James, and Joseph; dear brother of Dolores Burns and Arthur McCormack;...
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Barkev M. Sarkahian

January 7, 1926 - October 29, 2017

Barkev M. Sarkahian, age 91, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on October 29, 2017. Born in Lebanon, he was the son of the late Mardiros and Isgouhi Sarkahian (nee Ter Bedrosian). Barkev emigrated to the United States with his family in 1976. He enjoyed hunting. He was the owner of Nora's Dry Cleaning in Collingdale, PA. In addition to his parents, Barkev was predeceased by his 3...
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Miriam E. Dablin

April 28, 1926 - October 28, 2017

Miriam E. Kelly Dablin (nee Fetherby), of West Goshen, PA, formerly of Glenolden, PA, passed away on October 28, 2017. Born in Coatesville, PA, she was the daughter of the late William & Marie (nee Gerhard) Fetherby. Miriam graduated Collingdale High School on June 6, 1944 – D-Day. She was married to the late Michael J. Kelly who passed away in 1963. She was a single parent for seven...
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Margaret S. Small

January 31, 1930 - October 26, 2017

Margaret S. Small (nee Shropshire), 87, on October 26, 2017, of Newtown Square, PA and formerly of Rosemont, PA. Beloved wife of the late George S. Berry and John F. Small, Jr.; loving mother of Catharine M. Ford (Gary) of Wayne, PA, Gregory J. Small (Jennifer) of Phoenixville, PA and Michael C. Small (Johanna) of Villas, NJ. Also survived by daughter-in-law, Mary Small of Havertown, PA. ...
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Jerry M. Hall

January 16, 1960 - October 26, 2017

Beloved Jerry Michael Hall, age 57, of Chester, PA, died October 26, 2017, after a brief illness. Jerry is survived by his loving daughters Kaylin Rose Hall and Lauren Michelle Hall, and his heartbroken mother Pepper Hall. He was preceded in death by his father Duncan Hall , and his brother David Hall. Jerry attended Chester High School and was employed at Widener University in the Campus...
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Dorothy May "Dot" Fischer

April 13, 1924 - October 26, 2017

Dorothy May Fischer, age 93, of Rutledge, PA, passed away on October 26. 2017. Born in Philadelphia to the late John Earle and Flora Wilhelmina (nee Legant) Welsh, Dot worked in the banking industry until she married Norman A. Fischer on March 9, 1946. She loved life and spent her time with friends and family as well as volunteering at her church as a Sunday School teacher and singing in the...
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Ezra J. Dougherty

January 19, 1987 - October 26, 2017

Ezra J. Dougherty, 30, of Upper Darby, PA and formerly of Garnet Valley, PA passed away on October 26, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the beloved son of Steve Dougherty and Phyllis McLeod and their spouses, Kristen Dougherty and Joseph Grimley. He was the loving brother of Michael Allard, Steven Jr., Anthony, Tara, Zeb, Gabriel, Isaiah and the late Ezekiel as well as many step...
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Edward Francis Longshore

October 26, 2017

Edward Francis Longshore, 74, of West Chester, PA and formerly of Broomall, PA passed away on October 26, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1942, he was the son of the late Edward Joseph and Alice M. (nee Calla) Longshore. Edward was the beloved husband of Maureen K. (nee Kenney) Longshore; loving father of Katherine L. Tacchino (Arthur); devoted grandfather of Joseph and Margaret; dear...
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Mabel "Connie" Missimer Bell

October 29, 1921 - October 25, 2017

Mabel "Connie" Missimer Bell, 95, of Newtown Square, PA, died October 25, 2017, at Whitehorse Village. Connie was born on October 29, 1921, in Philadelphia, PA, to Lyman and Elsie Missimer. She attended Hood College in Frederick, MD and graduated with a degree in Home Economics and Education. After she left college, Connie married Thomas Robert Bell III and they settled in Devon, PA where...
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Carl Lawrence "Larry" Knopf

October 25, 2017

Carl Lawrence "Larry" Knopf, 54, of West Chester, PA and formerly of Radnor, PA passed away on October 25, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1963, he was the beloved son of the late Carl L. and Joyce (Haldeman) Knopf. Larry was the beloved husband of Robyn (Paige) Knopf; loving father of Cyle L. Knopf; and dear friend of Michael A. Paolone. Larry was a 1980 graduate of Malvern Prep, a...
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Kathryn Theresa De Joseph

October 23, 2017

Kathryn T. DeJoseph (nee Gillespie), age 64, of Clermont, FL, formerly of Ridley Park, PA passed away on October 23, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA on March 17, 1953 to John and Regina O'Donnell Gillespie. Beloved wife of Albert DeJoseph. Loving mother of Julia DeJoseph. Cherished sister of Mary Hockham, Regina Wright, Patricia Crespy, Julia Gillespie, Trudy Artese, and Christine Schumacher,...
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Yolanda D. DiOrio

May 31, 1922 - October 23, 2017

A good way to describe Yola DiOrio's role as mother in her tight-knit family would be to say it gave her greater happiness each year to see her three sons parade their new Easter outfits than to worry too much about her own new threads. Not that she wasn't a stylish and effervescent wife to her now long-deceased husband, Carl. But she lived to dote on her kids and in more recent years,...
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Alfred John "Jack" Foulds III

October 22, 2017

Alfred John "Jack" Foulds, III, age 70, of Venice, FL, formerly of Philadelphia, PA, passed away suddenly on October 22, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Alfred John Foulds, II, and Matilda K. Foulds (nee Klatt). Jack served two tours of duty with the 5th Special Forces of the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He served thirty two years with the...
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Jonathan R. Roccia

March 23, 1990 - October 22, 2017

Jonathan R. Roccia, age 27, of Seaford, DE, passed away on October 22, 2017. Born in Newark, DE, he was the beloved son of Tara B. and John H. Burns, Jr. and Bernadette and Raymond Keesler. In addition to his parents, Jonathan is survived by his siblings, Robert Keesler and Rebecca Evans-Keesler and his cousins, Jacob, Isabella, Christian and Grace. Relatives and friends are invited to...
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Margaret "Peg" Flynn

October 22, 2017

Margaret R. "Peg" Flynn (nee MacAllister), age 73, of Wynnewood, PA passed away October 22, 2017. Beloved wife of Robert F. "Bob" Flynn of Wynnewood, PA. Loving mother of Rob (Nicole) of Lafayette Hill, PA and Ted (Christy) of Spring City, PA. Devoted grandmother of Delaney, Kylie, Ciara, Jack, Shane, and Cole. Peg was a lifelong resident of Wynnewood, PA. She graduated Merion Mercy Academy...
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Christopher Charles Lehmann

October 22, 2017

Christopher Charles Lehmann, of Phoenixville, PA passed away on October 22, 2017. Born in Drexel Hill, PA on December 11th, 1989, he was the beloved son of Richard W. Lehmann (Patrice) and the late Kimberly A. (nee Greenly) Lehmann. Christopher was the devoted father of Sienna Lehmann; loving brother of Mark A. Greenly (Courtney) and Brandon M. Lehmann (Kathleen); dear uncle of Olivia and...
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Thomas A. McGinty, Jr.

February 20, 1930 - October 21, 2017

Thomas A. McGinty, Jr., 87 years of age, of Drexel Hill, PA, a retired Philadelphia Police Captain, passed away on October 21, 2017. Beloved husband of Patricia McGinty (nee Mink). Loving father of Tricia Griffin "Patti" (Lee). Devoted grandfather of Aiden and Liam Griffin. Predeceased by his siblings Bernice McGinty, Isabel Smith and Rosemarie McAnally. Also survived by his many nieces,...
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William Joseph "Billy" Thompson, Jr.

October 21, 2017

William Joseph "Billy" Thompson, Jr., 69, of Wayne, PA passed away on October 21, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1948, he was the son of the late William Joseph Thompson and Marie (nee Kelly) Brown. Bill was the beloved husband of Fari; loving father of Taraneh; admired father-in-law of Stephen Gontkosky and devoted and cherished grandfather of William "Billy" and Nathaniel Gontkosky. ...
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Kathleen M. O'Connor

April 20, 1964 - October 21, 2017

Kathleen M. O'Connor, age 53, of Huntingdon Valley, PA, passed away on October 21, 2017. Born in Camp Hill, PA, Kathleen was the beloved daughter of the late Thomas V. and Madeline P. (nee Posse) O'Connor. Kathleen was the loving sister of Madeline Winter, Thomas M. O'Connor, Frances Schultz (Richard), Mary Alice Ismail (Nuhad), Patricia Kenick, and Christine Haney (Al). She was the...
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Jewell L. Osterholm, M.D.

July 1, 1929 - October 20, 2017

Jewell L Osterholm, M.D., age 88, of West Brandywine, PA, formerly of Radnor, PA, passed away on October 20, 2017. Born in White Sulfur Springs, MT, he was the son of the John W. and Lauretta Osterholm (nee Guay). Dr. Osterholm, an ingenious scientist, gifted surgeon and esteemed mentor, laid the foundation for the national prominence that the Department of Neurological Surgery at Thomas...
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John R. Hasson

December 26, 1944 - October 20, 2017

John R. Hasson, age 72, of Lansdowne PA, passed away on October 20, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA he was the son of the late Bernard Philip Hasson, Sr. and Catherine F. O'Donnell Hasson. He was a graduate of West Catholic for Boys and St Joseph College (now St Joseph University). He was a very well respected math and science teacher; for a short time he worked at Marple Newtown School...
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Ann M. Whalen

October 20, 2017

Ann M. Whalen (nee Brown), of Drexel Hill, PA passed away on October 20, 2017. Born in Darby, PA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph F. and Bonvita (nee McShane) Brown. Ann worked as a medical technician for many years. She was the beloved wife of 60 years of Henry J. Whalen, Jr.; loving mother of Cindy Shay (Bob), Bonnie Monastra (George, Jr.), and Allison Savage (Stephen); devoted...
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Joseph Gallagher

August 21, 1932 - October 20, 2017

Joseph (Joe) Gallagher, 85, formerly of Havertown, Pennsylvania, passed away on October 20, 2017 at home surrounded by his loved ones in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania. Joe is survived by his loving wife, Mary (McFadden) Gallagher, his daughter Anna Marie Gallagher (Juan Luis Guillen), Joseph Gallagher (Noreen Shovlin) and Patrick Gallagher (Nicole Nye), eight grandchildren (Anthony, Jairo,...
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Katharine ("Nancy") Curtin Quinn

October 19, 2017

Katharine ("Nancy") Curtin Quinn, of West Chester, PA, passed away on October 19, 2017. Born in Scranton, PA in 1930, she was the daughter of the late Eugene A. and Katharine (nee Megargee) Curtin. Nancy graduated from Trinity College with a degree in mathematics. At the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on the first computer ever built. Nancy also started and ran several successful...
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Anne "Nancy" E. Kovaleski

May 2, 1957 - October 18, 2017

Anne "Nancy" E.. Kovaleski (nee Sheils), age 60, of Aston, PA, formerly of Lansdowne, PA, passed away on October 18, 2017. Anne was the beloved wife of Alex C. Kovaleski. She was the loving daughter of Michael J. and Elizabeth M. (nee Donegan) Sheils, the dear sister of Kevin Sheils (Marilyn), Michael Sheils, Denis Sheils (Theresa), Mary Shrader (Stephen), and the late Kathleen Sheils. Anne...
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Joseph W. Casey

October 17, 2017

Joseph W. Casey, 63, of Brigantine, NJ, and formerly of Havertown, PA passed away on October 17, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1954, he was the son of Helen (nee Galante) and the late Glenn Casey. Joe worked as a Car Hauler for over 30 years. He loved meeting new people, going on adventures, and traveling. He enjoyed the rodeo and collecting cowboy boots. Joe was the beloved husband...
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Ann S. Hsia

December 24, 1933 - October 17, 2017

Ann Sun Wo Hsia Ann was born in 1932 to a middle class family in ChangZhou, a small city in the south east of China near Shanghai. At eight days old, her mother abandoned her and she was raised by her grand-mother. She went to Catholic girl schools through high school. During her high school years, civil war broke out between Mao ZeDong's Red Army and Chiang Kai Shek's National Revolutionary...
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Stephen Yankanich, Jr.

May 27, 1930 - October 17, 2017

Stephen Yankanich, Jr. aka "The Silver Fox", 87, of Swarthmore, Pa passed away on October 17, 2017. He was the son of the late Stephen and Mary (nee Adomnik) Yankanich, Sr. and was also predeceased by his first wife Dorothy (nee Hardy) Yankanich and his Beloved Wife and Best Friend Betty Lou (nee Eagle) Yankanich. Stephen was born in Woodlyn, Pa and graduated from Ridley High School in 1948...
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Stephanie M. Muller

November 16, 1935 - October 17, 2017

Stephanie M. Muller (nee Carratello), age 81, of Newtown Square, PA, passed away on October 17, 2017. Born in Paterson, NJ, she was the loving daughter of the late Filippo and Carmela (nee Dinice) Carratello. Stephanie was a graduate of St. Joseph's High School in Paterson, NJ. She worked as a secretary and then lovingly cared for the needs of her family. Stephanie was the beloved...
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Marie T. Madigan

June 22, 1927 - October 16, 2017

Marie T. Madigan (nee O'Brien), age 90, of Secane, PA, passed away on October 16, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Mary O'Brien (nee Carney). Marie was predeceased by her beloved husband, Francis J. Madigan and her granddaughter, Elaine Marie Chase. She is survived by her loving daughters, Patricia M. Chase (Joseph), Kathleen Madigan and Maureen...
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James P. Reif

June 5, 1944 - October 16, 2017

James P. Reif, age 73, of Glen Mills, PA, passed away on October 16, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Albert V. and Marie M. Reif (nee McElroy). James served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War era. He was employed with the Sheraton Hotel in Philadelphia for 33 years as a Bell Hop. James is survived by his brothers John J. Reif, Sr. (Patricia)...
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Robert J. "Bob" Wallace

October 16, 2017

Robert J. "Bob" Wallace, 76, of West Chester, PA passed away on October 16, 2017. Born in 1941, he was the son of the late Robert A. and Elizabeth (Seville) Wallace. He was a 1959 graduate of Monsignor Bonner High school. Robert served honorably as a Sergeant in the First Air Cavalry in the US Army. He worked as a Real Estate Developer and Builder for Baxter Properties. Bob enjoyed...
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Claire R. Van Newkirk

October 16, 2017

Claire R. Van Newkirk (nee McDonough), 81, of West Chester, PA and formerly of Delaware County, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on October 16, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1936, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Anna Marie (nee Wisely) McDonough. Claire graduated from West Catholic High School for Girls in 1955 and was a long time supervisor of...
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Paul Gazzerro, Jr.

August 26, 1933 - October 16, 2017

Paul Gazzerro, Jr., age 84, of Bryn Mawr, PA, passed away on October 16, 2017. Born and raised in Providence, RI, Paul was the dear son of the late Paul and Concetta (Fiorellino) Gazzerro, Sr. Paul was the beloved husband of Sally J. Gazzerro (nee Johnson), loving father of Mary Gazzerro Bernate of Bradenton, FL, Paul Gazzerro, III of Brooklyn, NY, and Peter Gazzerro of San Diego, CA. He...
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Elizabeth D. "Betty" McHale

November 19, 1925 - October 15, 2017

Elizabeth D. "Betty" McHale (nee Hallowell), 91, of Malvern, PA, passed away on October 15, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1925, she was the daughter of the late David and Elizabeth (Waters) Hallowell. Betty was the beloved wife of the late Richard J. McHale; loving mother of Patricia M. Aglira (Robert), Theresa M. Rousseau (Mark), Mary E. McHale and the late Richard McHale; loving...
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Kathryn "Katie" M. Lartigue (Biscardi)

January 28, 1963 - October 15, 2017

Kathryn "Katie" M. Lartigue Biscardi, age 54, of Newtown Square, PA, formerly of Fairport, NY, passed away on October 15, 2017. Born in Queens, NY, she was the beloved daughter of Connie (Bracken) Lartigue and Armand Lartigue (Joyce). Katie was employed both as a Personal Tax Accountant and as a Lawyer. She was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling. Katie was the loving mother of...
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John D. O'Keefe, Esq.

November 2, 1927 - October 14, 2017

John D. O'Keefe, Esq., age 89, of Bala Cynwyd, PA, formerly of Havertown, PA passed away on October 14, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late John Patrick and Frances O'Keefe (nee Boyle). John was a proud 1945 graduate of West Catholic Boys High School. He received his undergraduate degree from St. Joseph University in 1950, his Juris Doctor degree from Temple...
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Agnes C. Hasson

April 19, 1949 - October 14, 2017

Agnes C. Hasson (nee Daly), age 68, of Lansdowne, PA, passed away on October 14, 2017. Born in Bryn Mawr, PA, she was the daughter of the late Edmond and Rita Daly (nee Ford). Agnes was a graduate of Radnor High School. She was employed as an Assistant Manager with Optimum Image, Inc. in Newtown Square, PA. She retired in 1996. Agnes is survived by her loving husband, John R. Hasson...
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Catherine Blake Dale

April 30, 1926 - October 14, 2017

Catherine (nee Blake), age 91, of St. Davids, PA, passed away on October 14, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late John Patrick and Catherine Blake (nee Downey). Catherine was predeceased by her beloved husband, James G. Dale and her siblings, Joseph P. Blake, M.D., Margaret M. Blake, Mary B. Linette, John P. Blake and James D. Blake. She is survived by her...
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Eugena V. Slata

June 8, 1927 - October 13, 2017

Eugena V. Slata (nee Valence), age 90, of Broomall, PA, formerly of Collingdale, PA, passed away on October 13, 2017. Born in Nanticoke, PA, she was the daughter of the late Anthony J. and Helen M. Valence (nee Rabulinski). She worked as a Supervisor at Bell Telephone for 35 years. Eugena was predeceased by her beloved husband George Slata. She is survived by her loving son, George Slata ...
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Margaret Snyder

March 28, 1964 - October 13, 2017

Margaret Snyder (nee Grieb), age 53, of West Chester, PA, passed away on October 13, 2017. Born in Bermuda , she was the daughter of Charles R. and Diane Grieb (nee Ramey). Beloved mother of Kristina M. (Brandon J.) Rhone; also survived by her sister, Diana (Sean M.) Wilson, nieces Danielle and Madeline Wilson and her brother, Charles R. Grieb. She is also survived by her 2...
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Dr. Emile Riggs Mohler, III

April 5, 1961 - October 13, 2017

Dr. Emile Riggs Mohler III, Director of Vascular Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Health System, died peacefully at his home on October 13, 2017, at the age of 56 from ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Dr. Mohler was the beloved husband of Bonnie MacManus Mohler and devoted father of Riggs, Greg, and John Mohler. He was the dearly loved son of Dr. Emile R. Mohler, Jr. of Ellicott City,...
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Mary E. Marlowe

October 31, 1918 - October 12, 2017

Mary E. Marlowe, age 99, of Havertown, PA, passed away on October 12, 2017. Born in Lee Park, Hanover Township, PA, she was the daughter of the late Patrick J. and Sarah A. Marlowe (nee Kane). Mary had been employed as a Secretary for Pierce-Phelps, Inc. in Overbrook, PA. In addition to her parents, Mary was predeceased by her siblings John E., James J., Joseph P. and Patricia A....
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John D. McCarron

October 12, 2017

John D. McCarron, 81, of West Chester, PA and formerly of Camp Hill, PA passed away on October 12, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1936, he was the son of the late John J. and Kathryn T. (nee Gaffney) McCarron. John was the widower of Carolyn (nee Schmidt) and Lorrie C. (nee Walker Hill); brother of Donald E. McCarron (Sally); uncle of Kelly Leiva, Megan McCarron, and the late Sean...
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Charlotte M. Bowser

March 12, 1935 - October 12, 2017

Charlotte Krasley Bowser, 82, of Perkiomenville, PA passed away on October 12, 2017. Born in 1935 in Royersford, PA, she was the daughter of the late Paul S. and Beatrice M. (Klein) Krasley. She was a graduate of Royersford High School and Grove City College, where she earned her B.S. in Biology. She met and married her husband of 60 years, Nelson Dean Bowser while at Grove City College. ...
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Timothy Mattei, Jr.

May 8, 1967 - October 11, 2017

Timothy Mattei, Jr. 50, of Bradenton, Florida and formerly of Broomall, PA passed away on October 11, 2017. He was pre-deceased by his father, Timothy Mattei, Sr. Timmy is survived by his loving son, Andrew T. Mattei, his loving mother, Frances M. Mattei, (McWilliams) and Charles Farrow and his beloved Nicole Mattei, his loving sisters, Colleen Ansons, Beth Mattei and nieces and nephew, Amy...
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Nicholas G. Saites, Sr.

March 8, 1931 - October 11, 2017

Nicholas G. Saites, Sr., age 86, of Royersford, PA, passed away on October 11, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Gus and Stella Saites (nee Keitikos). Nicholas was the owner of the Garden State Restaurant in North Philadelphia. Nicholas was predeceased by his beloved wife, Margaret Saites (nee Fletcher). He is survived by his loving children Nick Saites, Jr....
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Robert J. Casey, Sr.

May 25, 1923 - October 11, 2017

Robert J. Casey, Sr. age 94, of Newtown Square, PA, passed away on October 11, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, he was the dear son of the late John F. and Mary (nee Cleary) Casey. After graduating from Villanova University as part of the Navy V-12 program, Robert served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy during WW II, then went on to work as a licensed professional Mechanical Engineer for...
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Joan F. McNichol

July 9, 1938 - October 11, 2017

Joan F. McNichol (nee Fenton), age 79, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on October 11, 2017. Joan was devout in her Catholic faith and had a deep devotion to St. Thérése, Society of the Little Flower, Padre Pio, and St. John Neumann. She loved the Jersey Shore, especially Ocean City, NJ, where she spent 46 summers at 614 15th Street. She loved family trips to Disney World, and enjoying...
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Andrew E. DiGiammo

January 19, 1933 - October 9, 2017

Andrew E. DiGiammo, 84, of Upper Darby, PA passed away on October 9, 2017. Born in Brockton, MA in 1933, Andrew was the son of the late John and Julia (Herbert) DiGiammo. He was a graduate of Brockton High School. Andrew served honorably in the US Army. He worked in shipping and receiving for Globe Canvas in the awning industry for 36 years. Andrew was an avid Phillies and Red Sox fan....
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John Buonpastore

August 12, 1940 - October 9, 2017

John Buonpastore, 77, of Oxford, Pa passed away on October 9, 2017. He was the son of the late John and Florence (nee Rosa) Buonpastore. John was a Marine Corp Veteran, enjoyed hunting in Altoona, Pa, watching Svengoolie on Saturday, the Eagles on Sunday and "B" rated horror movies. Most importantly though he loved spending quality time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He is...
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David Karl Woodland

October 7, 1949 - October 8, 2017

David Karl Woodland, age 68, of Wayne, PA, passed away on October 8, 2017. Born in Norristown, PA, he was the son of the late Ralph G. and Marie Woodland (nee McNelis). David was formerly employed at Valley Forge Flowers and the Velvet Shoe String. He enjoyed art, books, antiques, traveling to Maine and throughout Europe. He enjoyed spending time with his nieces and nephews. He is...
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Jeremy P. McTiernan

August 24, 1978 - October 8, 2017

Jeremy P. McTiernan, age 39, of Strafford, PA, passed away on October 8, 2017. Born in Omaha, NE, he was the son of Michael P. and Diane McTiernan (Nee Rider). In addition to his parents, Jeremy is survived by his sister, Meghan M. Pitts, his brother-in-law, Eric E., and his maternal grandmother, Lois A. Rider. Relatives and friends are invited to visit the family Saturday, October 14,...
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Joseph E. Bové, Jr.

January 18, 1936 - October 8, 2017

Joseph E. Bové, Jr., 81, of West Chester, PA and formerly of Bala Cynwyd, PA passed away on October 8, 2017. Born in 1936 in Philadelphia, PA, Joseph was the son of the late Joseph E. and Anne Marie (McHugh) Bové, Sr. He was a 1957 graduate of Villanova University where he earned his Bachelor's Degree. He worked for Philadelphia Electric and then for Sun Oil Company for 27 years as a...
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James W. Del Vecchio

May 20, 1936 - October 7, 2017

James W. Del Vecchio, 81, passed away on October 7, 2017. Born in Drexel Hill, PA in 1936, he was the son of the late Charles A. and Marion A. (Chapman) Del Vecchio. He was the loving husband of the Josephine (nee Hernandez) Del Vecchio; loving father of Geri McCausland (Jack) and Jay Del Vecchio (Lauren); loving brother of Charles Del Vecchio (the late Ferding) and the late Peg News ...
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Carmen Grabowski

September 17, 1926 - October 6, 2017

Carmen R. Grabowski (nee Cruz), age 91, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on October 6, 2017. Born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Regino and Juanita Cruz (nee Rivera). Beloved wife of the late John Grabowski; loving mother of Emma Gallagher; also survived by one grandchild Macy Grabowski as and a niece and great-niece in Puerto Rico. Carmen is also survived by...
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Kay L. Travis

April 24, 1952 - October 6, 2017

Kay L. Travis (nee Louie), age 65, of Upper Darby, PA passed away on October 6, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the daughter of the late Kimsing and Quon On Louie (nee Lau). Kay enjoyed spending her time doing puzzles, reading, and baking. She loved listening to music and going to concerts. Kay was the beloved wife of Tyler H. Travis; loving mother of Tyler and Michele Travis;...
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Alfredo V. Gonzalez

October 5, 2017

Alfredo V. Gonzalez, 40, passed away on October 5, 2017. He enjoyed cooking, hiking, and watching football. He loved to spend time with his sons, Gabe and Alex. Alfredo was the beloved son of Alfredo and Maria Antonieta Gonzalez; loving father of Gabriel A. and Alexander C. Gonzalez; and the dear brother of Alvaro and Mariana Gonzalez. Relatives and friends are invited to his Visitation...
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Margaret R. "Peg" Harkins

April 23, 1926 - October 5, 2017

Margaret "Peg" R. Harkins (nee, Perri), 91, of Glen Mills, PA and formerly of Downingtown passed away on October 5, 2017. Born in 1926 in Philadelphia, PA, Margaret was the daughter of the late Angelo and Lillian (Harrison) Perri. She worked as a nurse in the medical field. Margaret was the loving mother of Peg Haller (John) of West Chester, Lillian Decker (Bruce) of West Chester, James...
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Helen I. DelPrato

September 5, 1920 - October 5, 2017

Helen I. DelPrato (nee DiEmidio), 97, of Drexel Hill, PA, departed this life to join her Lord and Saviour on October 5, 2017. Wife of the late Dominic DelPrato, with whom she shared 50 years of marriage. Mother of Robert, deceased (Margaret); Stephen (Geraldine); Thomas, Gerard and Joseph, deceased (Sue Ann). Also survived by David Setzer, her soon to be son-in-law; 8 grandchildren, 7...
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Thomas A. Falgiatore

May 26, 1938 - October 5, 2017

Thomas A. Falgiatore, 79, of Westtown and formerly of Yeadon, PA passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family, on October 5, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1938, he was the son of the late Thomas and Jennie (Cancelli) Falgiatore. Thomas was the loving husband of the late Lolita (Masinton) Falgiatore and also of the late Jeanne M. (Marshall) Falgiatore; loving father of...
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Cesare Sordi

October 26, 1922 - October 5, 2017

Cesare Sordi, age 94, of Ormond Beach, FL, passed away on October 5, 2017. He was the dear son of the late Antonio and Felcia (nee Bonaquisti) Sordi. A long time resident of Aston, PA, he was born in Ferentino, Italy and came to the United States in 1955. Cesare was predeceased by his spouses, Teresa Sordi, Maryanne Sordi and Kathleen Papero Sordi. He was the loving father of Maria Gioia...
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Jean Taranta

October 4, 2017

Jean Elizabeth Holtz Taranta (September 29, 1922 – October 4, 2017). Jean Elizabeth Taranta, longtime Philadelphia educator and activist, died as a result of a fall on October 4, 2017. She was 95 years old. She dedicated her life to service to others and redefined aging through her actions and activities in the latest years of her life. Born in Detroit to Pearl and Charles Holtz, she...
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Sharon Z. Dixon

February 14, 1944 - October 4, 2017

Sharon Z. Dixon (nee Santos), 73, of Del Haven in Cape May County, NJ passed away on October 4, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1944, she was the daughter of the late Jose and Constance (Maybreau) Santos. Sharon enjoyed traveling all over the world, but especially the Hawaiian Islands. She was an excellent cook and loved hosting family parties and reunions. She worked as a toll collector...
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Robert B. Staedt

October 7, 1956 - October 4, 2017

Robert B. Staedt of Drexel Hill passed away on October 4, 2017. Born in Darby, PA he was the son of the late Herman and Barbara Staedt (nee Broderick). Robert was employed as a lineman for Local 126 IBEW in Collegeville, PA. He enjoyed Harley motorcycles, dogs (Yellow Labs), the Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies and lottery tickets. He was the beloved husband of Barbara J. Staedt (nee...
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Arlene G. "Ar" Brooke

March 19, 1933 - October 4, 2017

ARLENE "Ar" G. BROOKE (nee Smith), 84, of Glen Mills and formerly of Ridley Township, passed away, peacefully surrounded by her loving family, on October 4, 2017. Born in 1933 in Norristown, PA, Arlene was the daughter of the late Charles S. and Wilda (Shainline) Smith. She was predeceased by her 1st husband, E. Daniel Greim, Jr. and also by her 2nd husband, Marvin C. Brooke. Arlene was...
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Margaret A. "Peg" O'Donnell

August 24, 1936 - October 3, 2017

Margaret A. "Peg" O'Donnell (nee McFarland), age 81, of Havertown, PA, passed away on October 3, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Mary McFarland (nee Holland). Peg loved her children and grandchildren. She had a heart of gold, and was the sweetest, kindest, gentlest, soft spoken woman with amazing strength. Peg was predeceased by her beloved...
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Charles J. Slomeana, Sr.

September 11, 1925 - October 2, 2017

Charles Slomeana, Sr., age 92 of Broomall, PA passed away on October 2, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, he was the dear son of Albert and Mary (nee Hentsel) Slomiana. Charles served his country honorably in World War II in the U.S. Army. He was a graduate of Drexel University, worked for the Ford Motor Company, and then in 1991 up to his retirement, was employed with the Federal Government as a...
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