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Gerard W. Atchison

Obituary for Gerard W. Atchison

April 26, 1945 - December 19, 2017
Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania | Age 72

Beloved Husband, Loving Father, Grandfather and Brother


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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8401 W Chester Pike
Upper Darby, PA 19082
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