Gerard W. Atchison

  • Born: April 26, 1945
  • Died: December 19, 2017
  • Location: Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania

Donohue Funeral Homes, Inc.

8401 W Chester Pike
Upper Darby, PA 19082

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Tel. (610) 449-0300

Tribute & Message From The Family


Beloved Husband, Loving Father, Grandfather and Brother

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Gerard by adding your memories and photos.

Gerard W. Atchison, age 72, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on December 19, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late William and Ida Atchison (nee Miller).

Gerard was a graduate of St. Ambrose Grade School and a 1963 graduate of Cardinal Dougherty High School, both in Philadelphia, PA.

Gerard served in the United States Air Force and the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War era. He was employed as an HVAC Technician with Sears and Roebuck from 1968 until 2005. He was a 50 year member of St. Charles Borromeo Church in Drexel Hill, a member of the Knights of Columbus, the AOH, started the Upper Darby Sharks Semi Pro-Football team in 1973 and was an Assistant Football Coach at Monsignor Bonner High School from 1983-1989.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Atchison (nee Gallop), his sons Gerard Atchison, Jr. (Maura) and Frank Peaschek (Monique Crusco), his dear grandchildren Gavin Atchison, Grace Atchison and Frank Peaschek, Jr. and his sisters Donna Haeberly (John), Mary Pearce (Pete), Margaret Weiner (the late Harry) and Rosemary Boyle (Ed).

Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing Friday, December 22, 2017 6:00-8:00 PM and Saturday, December 23, 2017 9:00-10:00 AM The Donohue Funeral Home, 8401 West Chester Pike (cor. Lynn Blvd.), Upper Darby, PA (610) 449-0300 and to his Funeral Mass 10:30 AM St. Charles Borromeo Church, 3422 Dennison Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA. Interment SS Peter and Paul Cemetery, Springfield, PA.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 would be appreciated.


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My Deepest Heartfelt Sympathy to Mary and the boys. Gerry was a great guy. I hope you find comfort in the memories that he made with all of you. My thoughts and prayers go out to all, as you walk through these trying times of great loss.. Blessings and light..........

Posted by Mary (Jenkins) Bradford - Norwood, PA - Friend   December 22, 2017

Mary and family: I am so sorry for your loss, my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Posted by Beverly Albano - south philadelphia, PA   December 22, 2017

We will "build houses and have occupancy" and "plant vineyards and eat their fruitage" and "the wolf and the lamb will feed together." (Isaiah 65: 17-25) Our earthly home will be restored to it's original paradise conditions and we will live forever upon it.
Maria

Posted by A friend   December 22, 2017

My sympathy goes to the family during your time of grief. May God's
loving kindness comfort you and help you through this difficult time. Psalms 119:50,76

Posted by A friend   December 22, 2017

Jerry, Maura, Gavin & Grace & Atchison Family,

We are so sorry at the loss of your dad. Jerry you were an awesome dedicated son. We are praying for all of you. Love and Hugs to all!
Love, Glenn, Peg, Glenn and Madison

Posted by Peg Monastra - Hilton Head Island, SC   December 21, 2017

I am sorry for your great loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted," and "comforts all who mourn," sustain your family during this challenging time. With heartfelt sympathy. Isaiah 61: 1, 2

Posted by A friend   December 21, 2017

I was very saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Atchison. He truly was one of the nicest men I have ever known in my entire life, he was a friend to all. I have such great memories of him taking Frank, Jerry and me to watch him play football for the Upper Darby Sharks When we were little kids. A semi pro football team that he completely initiated with his strong will and determination to see it through. I always admired his strong work ethic and his dedication to his family. Sadly another one of our childhood icons good one but never forgotten. My deepest condolences to Mrs.A , Frank and Jerry

Posted by Billy Horan - Drexel Hill, PA - Family Friend   December 20, 2017


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