Cavanagh Patterson Family Funeral Homes

For generations, we have met the needs of Delaware Valley families with compassion, understanding, and dignity. Families place their trust in us because we do all we can to create a special service that honors and commemorates their loved one.

We believe that every life is special and unique, and will work with you to ensure a tribute that is fitting, memorable, and healing. You will receive our personal attention throughout the planning process. We will take care of your every wish, want, and need. That is both a promise and a guarantee.

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Our Obituaries

Andrew T. Green

May 31, 1991 - August 4, 2017

Andrew T. Green, 26 died unexpectedly on August 4, 2017. He was a 2009 graduate of Penncrest High School and received his Bachelor's Degree from Drexel University in 2014. Andrew moved to Madison, WI and started his career as a Software Project Manager for Epic Systems. He later joined Hewlett Packard Enterprises as a Project Manager specializing in health care contracts. Andrew had a passion...
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Jeanne Brown Bucher

October 18, 1927 - August 2, 2017

Obituary – Jeanne Bucher Jeanne Bucher passed away on August 2, 2017. Jeanne was born on October 18, 1927, in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, to James Brown and Florence (Belt) Brown. She grew up in West Grove, Pa, and graduated in 1945 from Avon Grove High School. She graduated from Western Maryland College (now Mc Daniel College) in 1949. It was there that she met her husband, Richard (Dick...
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Georgia Riddle (nee Thatcher) Lee

November 12, 1912 - August 1, 2017

Georgia Riddle Lee Georgia Riddle Lee, age 104, passed away peacefully on August 1, 2017 at Riddle Village where she has lived since their inception. Born Georgia Thatcher, November 12, 1912, in Marion Ohio, she was the fourth of six children born to Cora Neidhart and James Thatcher. Trained as a nurse and x-ray technician in New Bedford Massachusetts she worked there before moving to the...
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Maryann Roberts

October 2, 1949 - July 27, 2017

Maryann Roberts (nee Kurz) of Wallingford, Pa. (formerly of Media, Pa.) passed away suddenly on July 27, 2017 at the age of 67. She was born in Philadelphia on October 2, 1949 to Mary F. and Edwin F. Kurz of Holmes, Pa. In addition to her parents, Maryann was predeceased by her husband Kenneth Albert Roberts and her son William Kevin Nescio Roberts. She will be fondly remembered by her extended...
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Martin George Malloy

July 25, 1972 - July 25, 2017

Martin George Malloy, 45, of Williamsville, NY (formerly Philadelphia) passed away Tuesday July 25, 2017. He was born in Philadelphia July 25, 1972 to Joan H. (Carroll) Malloy and the late Martin George Malloy. In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife, Beth (Meyer) Malloy; children, Alissa, Carly and David; siblings, Kim (Randall) Spackman, Stephanie (Brian) Zehren, and Shawn ...
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Margaret M. Powell

April 2, 1922 - July 20, 2017

Margaret M. Powell (nee Manship) passed away on July 20, 2017 at the age of 95. Beloved wife of Robert C. Powell Jr. Devoted mother of Robert C. III (Lynn) Powell & Christine Powell. Also survived by her two grandchildren Courtney and Robby Powell. Mrs. Powell was born & raised in Pottstown and graduated from Pottstown High School in 1939. She was predeceased by her parents William &...
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Laverne G. Kriebel

July 10, 1928 - July 18, 2017

Laverne G. Kriebel passed away on July 18, 2017 at the age of 89. He was a resident of Media, PA. Born July 10, 1928 in Worcester, PA, he was the son of the late William R. & Mamie G. Kriebel. Mr. Kriebel graduated from Lansdale High School in 1946 and served in the U.S. Army from 1948-1957. He retired from the Lansdale Post Office in 1989 and was a lifelong Phillies fan. Mr. Kriebel was a...
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Dorothy M. (nee Wiseley) Sandy

May 18, 1936 - July 16, 2017

Dorothy M. (nee Wiseley) Sandy, "Dot", formerly of Upper Darby, passed away July 16, 2017. Loving daughter of the late Thomas and Dorothy Wiseley. Beloved wife of the late Joseph D. "Joe" Sandy, devoted mother of Joey, Maureen, Jackie, Dorothy, Debbie, David, Joanne, and their spouses. Dear sister of Marge, Eddie, Donna, Maryann, Patricia, and Tom. Also survived by 10 grandchildren and numerous...
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Roland D'Alterio

November 29, 1933 - July 1, 2017

Roland D'Alterio (1933-2017) of Cochranville, Pa. passed away on July 1, 2017 at his home. Beloved husband of the late Anne D'Alterio (Scull), Roland is survived by his three children Toby Ridings (Clay) of Wilmington, Del., Nick D'Alterio (Linda) of Milton, Del., and Toni Eldreth (David) of Kennett Square; three grandchildren Phoenix and Gryphon Ridings and Rollie D'Alterio; sister Clara...
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Lloyd J. Novosel, Jr.

August 14, 1927 - June 30, 2017

Lloyd J. Novosel Jr., age 89 of Cheyney, Pa. passed away on June 30, 2017. He was born august 14, 1927 in Glen Mills the son of the late Lloyd J. and Bella (nee Civil) Novosel. Lloyd was a 1945 graduate of Media High School and a veteran of the United States Navy. He worked as a Salesman/Manager for Stull Enterprises which handled outdoor power equipment. He is survived by his wife Janet B...
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Richard Bumstead

February 3, 1925 - June 28, 2017

Richard Bumstead passed away on June 28, 2017 at the age of 92. He was a longtime resident of Wallingford. Mr. Bumstead was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He retired from Boeing in 1991 after 42 years of service. Mr. Bumstead was an avid sailor and enjoyed his time on the Chesapeake Bay. Beloved husband of Marie Louise (nee Laing). Devoted father of Rick, Katharine Miluski, Andrew and Karen...
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Carol McCarron (nee Riehl)

November 24, 1943 - June 22, 2017

Carol McCarron (nee Riehl) passed away on June 22, 2017 at the age of 73. She was a longtime resident of Delaware Co. Beloved wife of the late Oliver "Obby" McCarron. Devoted mother of Carol Ann Jones and Kelly McCarron. Dear sister of Frank Riehl, Barbara Robinson, Peg DiPascale & the late William Riehl and Betty Brown. Also survived by her two grandsons: Scott Jones Jr., Mason McCarron...
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Jane K. (nee Kester) Bradley

February 18, 1922 - June 22, 2017

Jane K. Bradley (nee Kester), age 95, passed away peacefully on June 22, 2017. Resident of Rose Court at Maris Grove, Glen Mills, PA, Jane was the beloved wife of the late James E. Bradley. She is survived by her devoted family, son James (Sandra), son George (Judith), son Richard (Mary Lou), grandchildren, Meredith, Megan, Katie, MacKenzie, Joseph, Jonathan, Lauren, and 11 great grandchildren....
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Joshua Roberts

May 11, 1961 - June 15, 2017

Joshua Roberts, age 56 of Philadelphia, lost his years of battle with multiple myeloma on June 15, 2017. He is survived by his mother Joan (Grossman) Roberts, his sisters Judith Soslowsky (Lou) and Margot Sweed (Bob), his niece and nephews, Rebecca and Daniel Soslowsky and Jacob and Ross Sweed. He was preceded in death by his father Jay Morton Roberts. Joshua worked as an institutional...
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Carl A. Wisneski

April 26, 1931 - June 8, 2017

Carl Anthony Wisneski was born on April 26, 1931, in Scranton, Pennsylvania, to Vincent and Mary Wisneski. When Carl was one year old, his parents moved from Scranton to a farm in Lake Ariel in the beautiful Pocono Mountains, where he grew up as a farm boy enduring all the difficult chores of farming. He graduated second in his class from Greene-Dreyer High School and then attended Mansfield...
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Jean H. Subers

July 8, 1929 - June 8, 2017

Jean Helen Hamilton Subers, age 87 passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on June 8, 2017 at the Samaritan Hospice Center in Voorhees, NJ. Daughter of the late Edward and Edith Hamilton .; mother of the late Bobbie Partridge; sister of the late Edward Hamilton Jr. Mrs. Subers was a graduate of Sharon Hill High School Class of 1945. In high school, Jean was an all-around athlete and...
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Joan Augusta "Jojo" Taylor

August 22, 1929 - May 13, 2017

Joan Augusta Taylor, known to her family and friends as "Jojo", died peacefully on Saturday morning, May 13, 2017 at Plush Mills in Wallingford. She was 87, and died from natural causes. Joan was born in Buffalo, NY on August 22, 1929. The daughter of Alfred & Dorothy (Hickman) Gneiser, both deceased. She was the eldest among her 3 siblings, Robert, Valerie, and David. A 1947 graduate of Bennett...
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Elisabeth G. "Betty" (nee Gordon) Brush

June 28, 1924 - May 13, 2017

Elisabeth Brush, "Betty" to her many friends, died on 13 May at the age of 92. Betty was born in Chester, grew up in Essington and attended Ridley Park HS where she met her future husband, Grant. She graduated from West Chester State Teachers College in 1945 with a B.S. in elementary education and later earned a Master's of Science in Library Science from Drexel in 1964. Betty had a 20-year...
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Theresa Reilly

May 9, 2017

Theresa Reilly; mother, grandmother, and dear friend passed away on May 9, 2017. Born in Bronx NY, she resided in Toms River, NJ, for 41 years. She is survived by her 5 children; Kevin and his wife Karleen of Park City, Utah, Gail of Lumberton, NJ, Pat of Tinton Falls, Kathy Yandoli and her husband Chris of Haddon Twp, and Dennis and his wife Peggy of Forked River. She is also survived by 10...
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Jane L. (nee Looby) Pettit

June 5, 1943 - April 30, 2017

Jane L. Pettit (nee Looby), of Media, passed away on April 30,2017, at the age of 73. Devoted mother of Randall S. Pettit Jr. (Beth), Mary Elizabeth Pettit Groat and Christine Noel Leisey (James). Dear sister of Patricia Murphy, Liz Vasturia and the late Ketty McLaughlin. Also survived by 6 grandchildren and 1 deceased grandson. Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation Saturday (May...
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Anabel C. "Ann" Gillett Sherwood

May 28, 1924 - April 18, 2017

Anabel (Ann) C. Sherwood passed peacefully on Tuesday, April 18 at the Sterling Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, Media, PA. Born on May 28, 1924 in Union City, PA, Ann was the daughter of William A. and Margaret M. Foster Gillett. Ann was married to Richard M. Sherwood who proceeded her in death in April 1980. Ann had three children: Andrew Sherwood (Donna) living in Mount Joy, PA and David...
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John W. Somers

February 19, 1936 - April 10, 2017

John W. Somers, surrounded by family, played his final hand of poker on April 10, 2017 at the age of 81 (or 29 if you were to ask him) after a diagnosis of severe Lung Cancer. His story began on February 19, 1936 in Liberty, NY. After four previous attempts to create perfection (James, Walter, Leo, and Katherine), his parents Daniel and Elsie Somers realized their success when welcoming John...
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Lila Ruth Mitchell

September 22, 1923 - April 4, 2017

Lila Ruth Mitchell (Evan) of Glen Mills, PA, died April 4, 2017, at the age of 93. Ruth was predeceased by her husband, Fred W. Mitchell; sister Eulalia Reichel of Meadville, PA; and brothers Dale and William Evan of Meadville, PA. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Ruth grew up in Meadville where she & Fred met and were married September 2, 1949. Ruth worked as a Medical Records Assistant at Erie Hospital...
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Pedro "Pete" Gonzales, Sr.

February 2, 1936 - April 4, 2017

Pedro (Pete) C. Gonzales, Sr. of Oxford, Pennsylvania passed away on April 4, 2017 at the age of 81, surrounded by his family. Pedro was born on February 2, 1936 in New London, CT. He grew up in a large and loving family of 4 sisters and 5 brothers. At the age of 18, he joined the US Army and served for 5 years. Shortly after, he joined the US Air Force and bravely served 15 years. He met his...
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James J. Ferry

November 15, 1930 - April 4, 2017

James "Jim" Ferry passed away at the age of 86 on April 4, 2017. Singer, actor, song writer, loving and beloved husband and proud family man, Jim is survived by his devoted wife of 64 years, Elizabeth "Bette", and children; Therese Bruhn, Jim Ferry, Matthew Ferry, Linda White, Michael Ferry, Mary Lawrence and Glenn Ferry. He is loved by all that knew him including his children's spouses,...
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John Patrick "Jack" Haggerty

March 17, 1931 - April 1, 2017

John Patrick "Jack" Haggerty, 86, died peacefully at his home in Glen Mills on April1, 2017. The son of Edward and Elizabeth Haggerty, Jack was born in Philadelphia in 1931, and resided in Folsom and Milmont Park, Pa., for 51 years before moving to Glen Mills in 2009. Jack was graduated from West Catholic High School in Philadelphia and attended Temple University before serving as an...
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McKinley Lennox

January 22, 1935 - March 25, 2017

McKinley Lennox passed away on March 25, 2017, at the age of 82. He was formerly of Cheltenham and Southwest, Philadelphia. McKinley had a love of teaching, helping children become adults and preparing them for life but he also was known for training students who were interested in education to become teachers. He was a teacher's teacher. McKinley was born in Sarasota, Florida and his mother...
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Kathleen A. Freedell Johannesen

October 9, 1942 - March 25, 2017

Kathleen A. Johannesen (nee Freedell), age 74 of West Grove passed away peacefully on March 25, 2017. Born in Queens, NY, Kathleen attended Newtown High School. Daughter of the late Theodore and Alice Freedell. She was married to her husband Robert A. Johannesen in 1962 and they raised four children. Beloved wife of Robert Johannesen, they were married for 54 years. Loving mother to daughter...
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Patricia McCain Spatz

February 4, 1931 - March 24, 2017

Patricia McCain Spatz, 86, of Media, PA passed away in her beloved home on Friday, March 24, 2017, attended by her family. She is survived by her brother Brockley McCain, two daughters Micael Kemp and Jackie (Karen) Rezzonico (husband John), nephew John Brockley McCain, and grandson Jonathan Phillip Mills. She is predeceased by her husband Frederick William Spatz and son John Frederick Spatz....
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Edwina Crist Rogers

October 2, 1917 - March 24, 2017

Edwina Crist Rogers October 2, 1917 - March 24, 2017 "Eddie" to her peers and "Mim" to her family, Edwina's long life will be remembered and celebrated by those who knew and loved her. Eddie passed away on Friday, March 24th, 2017 in the company of her loving family. Approaching her 100th birthday, her long and successful life was full of adventure, laughter, creativity, love and song. She...
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Barry Joel Staats

July 3, 1940 - March 15, 2017

Barry Joel Staats, born on July 3rd, 1940, and son of father, Walter Staats, and mother, Helen Naser, passed away in the early morning of Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at the tender age of 76. Barry, a 'Pittsburgian' native, was an avid, accomplished, and respected fly fisherman who founded and ran 'The Sporting Gentleman' in Media, Pennsylvania, since 1974. Barry was, also, a well-educated man:...
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Anthony C. "Pitsy" "Tony" Eufrasio, Sr.

June 16, 1926 - March 7, 2017

Anthony C. "Pitsy/Tony" Eufrasio Sr. age 90 of Las Vegas, NV, formerly of Brookhaven, PA passed peacefully on March 7, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Group Home in Las Vegas. Born on June 16, 1926 in Chester, Pa., Anthony was the son of the late Francesco "Frank" and Lena (Capasso) Eufrasio, both immigrants of Italy. Growing up in Chester, Anthony attended both the Franklin School and Chester High...
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Betty B. Foreman

March 31, 1932 - March 5, 2017

Forman, Betty B. (nee Novosel) passed away on March 5, 2017 at the age of 84. She was born and raised, and died in Glen Mills. Betty was the beloved wife of Ernest, devoted mother of Martha (Robert) Preston, Cynthia (Rob) Kyelberg and Michael (Tammy) Foreman, and dear sister of Lloyd Novosel and the late George Novosel. Also survived by 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, her dear...
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Jane Elizabeth "Ginny" Tomlinson

July 26, 1924 - February 25, 2017

Jane Elizabeth "Ginny" Tomlinson, age 92, went peacefully home to be with the Lord, Saturday, February 25, 2017, in Wallingford, PA, surrounded by her family. She was a dedicated wife, involved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother. She was a wonderful example of faith, love, and compassion. Jane Elizabeth was born in Glenside, PA on July, 26, 1924, she was the...
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Robyn Shelburne (Nee Wyly) Kruzel

January 6, 1953 - February 18, 2017

Robyn Shelburne Kruzel (nee Wyly) of Woodlyn, PA passed away on February 18, 2017 at the age of 64. Beloved wife of John E. Kruzel. Robyn is loving mother of Michelle (Joseph) Lenker, Jason (Danielle) Tadeo, Daniel Kruzel and Rebekah Kruzel. She is adored by her 7 grandchildren; Angelena, Madison, Chase, Samantha, Emily, William and Bethany. Robyn enjoyed her life of service as a nurse and was...
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Letitia C. "Tish" Keating

June 21, 1913 - February 16, 2017

Letitia C. Keating (Tish), age 103, passed on to heaven on February 16, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Claude R. and Ethel Phillips, wife of the late Martin F. and mother of Martin P. and Lynda McLaughlin, seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Tish lived in the Media area for 27 years and was formerly of Upper Darby. Her visitation will be Saturday, February 25, 2017 at...
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Mary A. Brady (nee McFadden)

January 6, 1938 - February 14, 2017

Mary A. Brady of Media, passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 surrounded by her family. Mary was born on January 6, 1938 to the late Dominic McFadden and Margaret (nee Murray) in Creeslough, County Donegal, Ireland. She attended school in Ireland and England. Mary was employed as a department head at the London City Council. She devoted her free time to working with what she described as the ...
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Shirley Frazer "Lee" Sheridan

April 19, 1925 - February 7, 2017

Shirley Frazer Sheridan Shirley Frazer Sheridan, 91, transitioned peacefully from this life to the next on February 7, 2017, in the Willowbrook Court skilled care unit at Lima Estates in Lima, PA. Her daughter Janet was by her side. Shirley Frazer was in born April 19, 1925 in Newark, NJ to the late Ruth Hull Frazer and Edgar Wilson Frazer. She graduated from West Orange High School in...
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Rita Jane Moonan

September 10, 1935 - February 7, 2017

Rita Jane Moonan, 81 of Broomall (formerly of Philadelphia) on February 7, 2017. She was the beloved daughter of the late Philip & Veronica Boylan Moonan. In addition to her parents Rita was preceded in death by a sister, Mary V. Niemann (James). Survivors include her cherished sister, Phyllis M. Cesanek (Albert); Nieces, Anne Niemann Novak (Francis), Patricia M. Dolceamore (the late Michael),...
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Betty Ann Laning Hadley

March 16, 1930 - February 6, 2017

Betty Ann Hadley (nee Laning) "Betty Bear" age 86 of Media, passed away peacefully at home on February 6, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Theodore D. Hadley Jr. "Teddy Bear". Dear mother of Melissa Ann Krakower (Tom) and Pamela Ann Goodling (John). Daughter of the late Clementine and Marion Laning. Also survived by three grandchildren Lindsay Alyson Krakower, Sabrina Allison Sterner and Brett Alan...
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Ken Wochele, Sr.

October 3, 1928 - January 26, 2017

Ken Wochele Sr. of Media, passed away peacefully on January 26, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Charlotte A. Wochele. Dear father of Kathy Dunerdale (Roy), Matt (Kathy) and Ken Jr. (Maria). Also survived by 8 grandchildren Kara (Jeff), Kenny (Sabrina), Jamie (Jack), Devon, Amanda, Madison, Charlotte and Leah; one great granddaughter Gracen Kathleen. Relatives and friends are invited to attend...
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Teresa J. Rehrig

December 14, 1960 - January 22, 2017

Teresa J. Rehrig (nee Jones) resident of Aston, died on January 22, 2017 at the age of 56. Beloved wife of Michael. Devoted mother of Nicholas (Amelia), Steven (Brittany) and Darian. Dear sister of Robert (Patricia) Jones, Jessica (Edward) Stasul, William (Diane) Jones, Natalie (Ron) Brownback and the late Thomas Linton Jones. She was the loving grandmother of 7 grandchildren. Also survived...
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Francis A. "Frank" Harrison

May 4, 1931 - January 20, 2017

Frank A. Harrison, resident of Wallingford, died on January 20, 2017 at the age of 85. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth J. (nee Johnson). Devoted father of Barbara Maddox, Joan Harrison & Michael J. Harrison. Dear brother of Mary Reeser & the late Joseph Harrison & Helen VanTrieste. Also survived by three grandchildren: Riley, Patrick and Philip. Mr. Harrison was born and raised in...
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Charles R. Miller, Jr. "Charlie"

July 28, 1925 - January 19, 2017

Charles R. Miller Jr.,"Charlie", age 91, longtime resident of Ridley Park, passed away on January 19, 2017. He was a proud Army veteran who enjoyed collecting and selling coins and World War II memorabilia at his shop he owned for 12 years at Briggs Auction. Charlie was also an avid hunter, fisherman, and outdoorsman who had his solo pilot's license and liked watching Philadelphia sports teams...
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Felix Roma

February 17, 1926 - January 19, 2017

Felix Roma (Fil) passed away on January 19th in his home at the age of 90. He is survived by his 4 children Thomas Roma, Philip Roma, Marie Mulholland and Ronald J Roma. Fil also had 6 grandchildren Tim Morin, Adam Morin, Leah Mulholland, Danielle Roma, Victoria Roma and Dominic Roma.They were one of his greatest joys in life as he loved children. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews,...
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Jennie "Jean" Remaker

April 9, 1930 - January 11, 2017

Jennie Remaker, 86 Jennie A. "Jean" Remaker (Nee: Ruggiano) passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017. Jean is preceded in death by her husband Edward, sister Marie "Nan", brother Rocco "Rocky", and daughter Linda. Jean is survived by her brother Nicholas; sons Michael, Stephen (Darcy), Paul (Emily), and Phillip (Theresa); Grandchildren Michael, Alex, Michael, Stefanie,...
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Suzanne Palmer Rudolph de Marco

December 28, 1938 - January 10, 2017

Suzanne Palmer Rudolph de Marco, passed away peacefully on January 10, 2017. Born December 28, 1938, Sue was the only child of the late Vera and Harry Rudolph and was raised in Wynnewood, PA. She was a 1957 graduate of Merion Mercy Academy and attended Marymount College in Arlington, VA. In 1961, Sue married Carlo T. de Marco lll and together they raised their three children in Villanova, where...
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Elizabeth Weaver Lynch

April 9, 1922 - January 6, 2017

Elizabeth Weaver Lynch died January 6, 2017 at the age of 94, shortly after suffering a stroke. A proud Pittsburgh native, she was a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University where she earned a BS in library science. Liz worked as a librarian at several places where she lived, and was the Lima Estates librarian for approximately 20 years, retiring at age 90. She would, however, strongly object if...
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Anne D. (nee Connellee) Devenney

May 9, 1950 - January 2, 2017

Anne D. Devenney (nee Connellee) Passed away on January 2, 2017. Resident of Riddle Village formerly of Springfield. Beloved wife of the late Jack Devenney. She was a beloved teacher at Pennwood High School for over 30 years. Anne especially enjoyed her time with Kyle and Colin McGandy and she liked to paint. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her memorial service on Saturday at 10...
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David M. Wolfskill

July 29, 1937 - December 28, 2016

David M. Wolfskill, 79 of Newtown Square, PA (formerly of Lancaster and Bedford) died Dec. 28, 2016 at the Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester, PA. He was born July 29, 1937 in Reading, PA to the late Samuel Carl & Florence (Meckley) Wolfskill. David spent his formative years in Hanover, PA graduating from Eichelberger HS before attending Lock Haven University and finally receiving a degree in...
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William J. Miller, Sr.

July 12, 1932 - December 16, 2016

William J. Miller, Sr. of Wallingford, passed away on December 16, 2016 at the age of 84. Beloved husband of the late Suzanne (nee Pauxtis), devoted father of Linda Sonich, Donna Miller, William Miller, Audra Harrison and Pat Miller, dear brother of Sr. Anne Miller. Also survived by his 6 grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Wednesday after 9:00 a.m....
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Murray M. Bolton, Jr.

November 16, 1925 - December 16, 2016

Murray M. Bolton, Jr., 91 of Media passed away Friday Dec. 16, 2016 at Riddle Village. He was born Nov. 16, 1925 in Greensburg, PA to the late Murray, Sr. & Mabel (Luther) Bolton. He served both in the US Navy during WWII and in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Murray received his BS in Chemistry from University of Virginia and worked as a chemist and former Department Chair of...
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Axel Olaf Norden

September 6, 1930 - December 7, 2016

Axel Olaf Norden (1930 – 2016) Axel Olaf Norden passed away on December 07, 2016 at the age of 86. Axel was born on September 6, 1930 in Valley Stream, New York. He followed his passion for music and headed north to the State University of New York at Potsdam where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. It was there that he met his future wife and the love of his life, Gloria. He...
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William E. "Bill" "Mac" McDonnell

August 31, 1950 - December 4, 2016

William McDonnell Mr. William "Bill", "Mac" McDonnell, 66, of Folcroft, Pennsylvania passed away surrounded by many loved ones on Sunday, December 4, 2016. Bill fought a long, hard battle with Interstitial Lung Disease. Bill enjoyed hunting and watching The Eagles. But more then anything Bill enjoyed spending time with his 9 Grandchildren. Bill had a huge heart and helped many throughout the ...
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Anthony L. Liotta

August 18, 1935 - November 28, 2016

Liotta, Anthony L., on November 28, 2016 of Broomall. Beloved husband of Tina (nee Pugliano), devoted father of John (Laura), Paul and David, dear brother of John, Joan, Carolyn and Arlene; also survived by 6 grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral on Saturday after 9 A.M. in the Church of St. Pius X, Lawrence Rd., Broomall followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 A...
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Yvonne W. Lucas

October 2, 1927 - November 23, 2016

Yvonne W. Lucas, former resident of NJ and Upper Darby, passed away on November 23, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late George Lucas. Dear sister of the late Terri W. Rothacker and Donald J. Wessels. She is survived by her niece Noelle (Charles) Jenkins and their children Lilly and Wyatt. Yvonne was a former longtime and active parishioner of Nativity BVM in Media. Relatives...
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Dorothy M. Fox

June 7, 1921 - November 15, 2016

Dorothy M. Fox (nee Brown) passed away peacefully on November 15, 2016 at the age of 95. Born in Christiana, DE, she was the daughter of the late Clarence & Lillian Brown and sister of the late Clarence Brown. She grew up in Dilworthtown, PA where she met and married her husband, the late Raymond A. Fox. They moved to Media after Raymond completed his obligation with the U.S. Navy during WWII....
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Dorothy A. Roberts

June 13, 1923 - November 14, 2016

Dorothy A. Roberts (nee Ace) age 93 passed away peacefully at home on November 14, 2016. Dear daughter of the late Dr. Percy H. and Dorothy A. Ace. Beloved wife of the late John (Jack) Lawrence Roberts; loving mother of the late Kenneth A. Roberts; grandmother of the late William K. Roberts; sister of the late John H. Ace and Sue Ace Topfer. Dorothy received her Registered Nurse's degree from...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Fortunato

September 16, 1935 - November 13, 2016

Elizabeth Jean "Betty" Fortunato (nee Love), 81, born September 16, 1935, died peacefully at home on November 13, 2016 literally surrounded by her seven children. She was born in Darby and raised in Philadelphia, was a longtime resident of Norwood and long-time member of St. Gabriel's Church in Norwood. Betty was the daughter of the late Thomas and Fleurette Love and the beloved wife of 51 years...
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Dante Scattolini

February 2, 1929 - November 6, 2016

Dante G. Scattolini, 87, a resident of Ridley Park, PA for 65 years, passed away peacefully at home on November 6, 2016 surrounded by his family. Born and raised in Chester, PA, he was a 1947 graduate of Chester High School where he was inducted into the Hall of Fame for Track in 2001. Dante began working at Scattolini Motors Inc., the family business, when he was just 14 years old. He became...
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Cheryl A. Yezuita

January 17, 1944 - November 3, 2016

Cheryl A. Yezuita "Worm" (nee Corbin) died peacefully on November 3rd, 2016 after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. Cheryl lived in Glenolden with her husband of 48 years, Michael. She was devoted to her family and loved spending time in Cape May and many years visiting Wildwood. She was a dedicated housewife, then worked as a cashier for both Hallmark in the Springfield Mall...
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Marvin Noel Emanuel

January 25, 1943 - November 2, 2016

Marvin Noel Emanuel, 73 yrs old, of Ambler,PA. entered into rest on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Samuel and Lillian Emanuel. He was the husband of Gwen Ann Emanuel (Bass) who celebrated 23yrs of marriage in June of this year. In addition to his wife, Marvin is survived by his daughters, Monica; wife of Warren Paire of Myerstown, MD. and...
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Margaret F. Christiansen

September 11, 1927 - November 2, 2016

Margaret F. Christiansen (nee Deal), passed away peacefully at Sunrise Senior Living in Westtown, PA on Nov. 2, 2016. She was born in 1927 and celebrated her 89th birthday in September. Formerly of Prospect Park and Cheyney Rd. in Glenn Mills, Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, William "Chris" J. Christiansen in 2000 and by her siblings, Buddy, Fred, Catherine, Marie, Betty and Vera...
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Josephine B. (nee Bachetti) Celia

November 14, 1942 - October 31, 2016

Josephine B. Celia (nee Bachetti) "Joan", 73, of West Chester, Pa, died after a brief illness on October 31, 2016. Like all things in her life, she handled things her way and showed us all how to be strong. Born in West Philadelphia, Joan was a graduate of West Catholic High School, pursued her dreams of nursing at Fitzgerald Mercy, and continued her bachelor's degree at St. Joe's University....
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Mette Rosencrantz Parker

May 6, 1924 - October 25, 2016

On October 25, 2016, Mette Margaretha Henriksdotter Rosencrantz Parker died peacefully at home; she was 92. A native of Sweden, and member of the Swedish Foreign Service, she served in Vienna and later in Paris, where she met and married then-Colonel David Bennett Parker in 1954. Mette and David moved many times to places in the U.S. and Europe over the next thirteen years as David advanced to...
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Mark L. Moore

July 18, 1962 - October 11, 2016

Mark died October 11, 2016 at the age of 54. He was a resident of Glenolden, formerly of Media. Beloved husband of Beth, devoted father of Sarah and Abigail, dear brother of Bud (Trudy) Moore and Tim (Dominette) Moore. Also survived by his niece Kate Hall and nephews Bruce Moore and Christoper Brutsche. He was a friend of Bill W. for the past twenty eight years and was an avid Civil War...
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Gloria Prusakowski

January 16, 1954 - October 10, 2016

Gloria Prusakowski, of Philadelphia, PA died suddenly at her home on October 10, 2016. She was 62 years old. Born in Edison NJ, she resided in Old Bridge and Imlaystown before moving to Philadelphia. She is predeceased by her mother Clara and her father Charles Przewoznik; and her longtime partner John Bell. Gloria studied accounting at Community College of Philadelphia and was a fiscal...
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Kenneth E. Carpenter

July 20, 1938 - October 6, 2016

1938 – 2016 Kenneth Eugene Carpenter, 78 of Folsom died Thursday Oct. 6, 2016 at his home. Mr. Carpenter is survived by his beloved wife, Eileen Catherine (Tucker) Carpenter; Three children and Three grandchildren; and a sister, Louise (Arthur) Williams. All services and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Kenneth's name may be made to: Crozer-Keystone...
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Fred W. Mitchell

May 22, 1926 - October 2, 2016

Fred W. Mitchell of Glen Mills, PA died on October 2, 2016 at the age of 90. He is survived by his wife Ruth, with whom he shared 67 years of marriage; sister Stella Superson of FL; and numerous nieces and nephews. Fred was born in Meadville, PA. While attending his senior year of high school and participating in the Meadville chapter of the Civil Air Patrol, he enlisted in the US Navy upon the...
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Daniel F. Donovan

April 14, 1925 - October 1, 2016

Daniel F. Donovan, 91, died on October 1, 2016 at Riddle Village. Mr. Donovan, an attorney who had been a member of the Bars of Pennsylvania and Ohio, retired from Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail) as its Senior General Attorney in 1988 when he moved to Bowmansville. Prior to the inception of Conrail, he was General Attorney for Erie Lackawanna Railway Company in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to...
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Margery L. (nee Diehl) Dillman

March 10, 1930 - September 23, 2016

Margery L. Dillman (nee Diehl) passed away on September 23, 2016, at the age of 86. She was born in Toledo, Ohio and a longtime resident of Media and Phoenixville. Margery was an elementary teacher in Philadelphia, Havertown, and Wallingford school districts, and a Sunday school teacher at Christ Church Media. After raising her family, she worked alongside her husband at Carl Dillman Shoes. ...
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Dorothy Dambrowski

July 23, 1928 - September 23, 2016

Dorothy Dambrowski, 88 of Lester died Friday Sept. 23, 2016. She was born July 23, 1928 in Lester to the late Stuart & Cora (Lilly) Page. In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Dambrowski. Survivors include her children, Andrew and John Dambrowski, Susan Walther, James Dambrowski and Diane Bryant; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and sister,...
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Estelle E. Parker

November 28, 1938 - September 22, 2016

Estelle "Stell" E. Parker, 77 of Norwood passed away Thursday Sept. 22, 2016. She was born Nov. 28, 1938 in Philadelphia to the late Albert & Elizabeth (Richter) Sayer. Estelle worked for many years as a bookkeeper before retiring from Bartash Publications in Philadelphia. She enjoyed trips to the casino, was an avid reader and cherished her Monday night outings with friends. She was a loving...
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Edward A. Garcia

January 25, 1919 - September 19, 2016

Edward A. Garcia age 97, of Middletown passed away on September 19, 2016 at Riddle Hospital. Beloved husband of the late Patricia Garcia. Dear father of Kevin Garcia. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Cavanagh Patterson Family Funeral Home 43 E. Baltimore Ave Media on Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. followed by his Prayer Service at 11:30 a.m. Int. Private. In lieu of...
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Regina B. McConnell

August 2, 1926 - September 5, 2016

Regina B. McConnell (nee Buchan), 90, also known as "Jean"of Media died Monday Sept. 5, 2016 at home in her lovely apartment at Rose Tree Place in Media. Jean was born on Aug. 2, 1926 in Darby, PA to the late James and Cecelia Bridget (nee O'Casey) Buchan. Jean was the seventh of eight children and spent most of her childhood in West Philadelphia where she roller skated and played outdoor...
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Robert E. Fary

October 10, 1949 - September 4, 2016

Fary, Robert E. On September 4, 2016. Formerly of Eatontown, NJ and long time resident of Jacksonville, FL. Loving son of Gertrude D. and the late George T. Fary. Devoted father of Chad (Karen) Fary and Lisa A. Fary. Dear brother of Patricia Yuille, Lawrence Fary, Cathy Fary Desmond, Jean Fary Mego and Thomas Fary. Also survived by two grandchildren Zachary, Dylan and two great-grandchildren...
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William Grant Shannon

April 4, 1932 - August 30, 2016

William Grant Shannon, 84, died at Barclay Friends in West Chester, PA, on August 30, 2016. He was born at home in Prospect Park, PA, to Kathryn G. and Edwin H. Shannon in 1932. Bill loved road trips, diners, a good tune, woodworking, boats, and conversation. He built beautiful things by hand: carved birds, furniture, a blue sailboat, and whole additions to houses. He justly seemed to his...
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Theresa "Teri" Hartney

May 15, 1953 - August 21, 2016

Theresa "Teri" Hartney 1953 - 2016 Teri died on August 21, 2016 at the age of 63. She was formerly of Prospect Park. Dear sister of Richard (Joanne) Hartney, Mary Scull, Thomas (Lisa) Hartney & Michael (Kimberly) Hartney. Also survived by her ten nieces and nephews & many great nieces and nephews. Relatives & friends are invited to attend her visitation on Thursday after 10am at the...
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Moira Orr

September 14, 1940 - August 19, 2016

Moira R. Orr, age 75 of Southwest, Philadelphia, passed away at home on August 19, 2016. Born in Scotland and emigrated to the U.S. in 1967. She was a Court Stenographer for the Philadelphia Court System. Moira is survived by her husband of 49 years, Joseph Orr and her brothers Ian and Robert McMillan. Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Saturday 10am – 11am at the...
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Patricia H. Ross

December 21, 1942 - August 10, 2016

Patricia H. (Trish) Ross Nee: Kaczmarczyk Patricia H. Ross passed away on August 10, 2016 surrounded by her loving family at her home in Springfield, Pennsylvania. Patricia was the loving daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Jane Kaczmarczyk. Beloved wife of the late William T. Ross and her second husband Hugh J. Pooler. She left behind her loving and devoted fiance Gregory Dean. ...
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Laura Frances Yadwisinczak

January 12, 1928 - August 9, 2016

1928 – 2016 Laura Frances Yadwisinczak (nee Cristinzio), 88 born Jan. 12, 1928 passed away peacefully at her home on Aug. 9, 2016. Laura, a lifelong resident of Tinicum Twp., enjoyed spending time with her family and going to the casino. A wonderful cook and proud Italian, she spent most of her life as a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph & Maria Cristinzio; Her...
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Elizabeth Eves Bak

April 22, 1927 - August 7, 2016

Elizabeth Eves Bak, known to all as Betsy, was born Mary Elizabeth Eves, in Trenton, NJ, on April 22nd, 1927. Her parents, Julia D. Eves and William Eves, III, raised Betsy and her siblings, Miller and Rebecca, at George School, in Bucks County, PA, where her father was a teacher and administrator. She studied at George School, before attending Earlham College, and then spending her young...
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Antoinette Della Franco

May 20, 1919 - August 6, 2016

Antoinette Della Franco (nee DeFlavees), on August 6, 2016, of South Philadelphia. Beloved wife of the late Dominic. Devoted mother of Lucille (Albert) Kuhn and Maria (the late Frank) Galbraith. Dear sister of Terri Maile, Lawrence DeFlavees, the late Carmella Solari and Pamela Carastro; also survived by 5 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend...
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Michael Thomas Murtha

February 1, 1957 - August 4, 2016

Michael Thomas Murtha 59, of Ridley Park died suddenly of natural causes August 4, 2016. Michael was born February 1, 1957 the son of the late John "Jack" and Adeline "Della"(Vietro) Murtha and was a graduate of Ridley High School. He worked at Fiocca Construction for a number of years and also Keystone Structures in Kennett Square. Michael was great with sheet metal and was always such a...
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John "Jack" Huber

September 30, 1954 - July 25, 2016

John "Jack" J. Huber, 61 of Folcroft died Monday July 25, 2016 at his home. He was born September 30, 1954 in Philadelphia to John A. & Mary Jane (nee Reilly) Huber. Jack was a freelance writer and worked with companies such as Kingswood Advertising of Ardmore, PA and The Discovery Channel of Bethesda, MD. He was greatly loved by his family and many friends. With his quick wit, he always put...
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Elizabeth Anne "Betty" Keane

June 4, 1947 - July 24, 2016

Elizabeth "Betty" Keane, nee Hughes, age 69, died peacefully at home on July 24, 2016, surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Betty was predeceased by her husband Richard M. Keane, and her three siblings, Catherine, Brendan and Kevin. Betty is survived by her son, Shawn (Jennifer) Keane, her daughters; Erin Keane (Drew Mattson) and Shannon Keane (Chelsey...
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Joseph P. Lacey

December 12, 1946 - July 10, 2016

Joseph "Joe" P. Lacey, 69 of West Chester died Sunday July 10, 2016. He was born Dec. 12, 1946 in Philadelphia to the late John Paul & Jean (McFall) Lacey. Joe served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War and was a life member of the Clifton Heights VFW. He retired as a General Nuclear Mechanic for PECO in the greater Philadelphia area and enjoyed fishing, crossword puzzles, playing cards...
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Robert P. Bodine

December 9, 1929 - July 5, 2016

Robert P. Bodine, 86 of Riddle Village, passed away July 5th 2016. Born in Trenton, NJ, son of the late Robert P. and Edith N. Bodine. A graduate of Trenton Central High School and Princeton University, magna cum laude BA in economics and Temple University, MA in education. Bob taught elementary education in the William Penn S.D., followed as a writer and photographer for the Town Talk. He was...
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Theresa D. (nee Boyko) Grolsko

January 10, 1927 - July 4, 2016

Theresa D. Grolsko (nee Boyko), passed away on July 4, 2016, at the age of 89. She was formerly of Glenolden,Pa. Theresa was also formerly the Secretary to the President of Drexel University. Beloved wife of the late Leon and survived by 1 niece and 4 Nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to her calling period Tuesday (July 12,2016) 9am to 9:45am followed by her Service...
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Thomas M. McPhee

March 24, 1950 - July 2, 2016

1950 – 2016 Thomas "Tom" M. McPhee, 66 of Norwood died Saturday July 2, 2016. He was born March 24, 1950 in Philadelphia to the late Thomas J. & Anne M. (Blaeuer) McPhee. Tom retired as a Ramp Supervisor from Continental Airlines but continued to love his work after retirement with jobs at Cabrini University, Walmart and most recently being a crossing guard for the Prospect Park and Norwood...
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Thomas Linton Jones

June 10, 1950 - June 30, 2016

Thomas Linton Jones, 66, of Wilmington, Delaware, formerly of Media, Pennsylvania, passed away on June 30, 2016. He was a veteran of the United States Army, attaining the rank of Sergeant. He is survived by his two daughters, Chrystine Haldeman (James) of Exton, Pennsylvania, and Michelle Carney (Mark) of Atglen, Pennsylvania, his grandsons Matthew, Timothy, and Vaughn, and his granddaughter...
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William J. Purcell

July 12, 1931 - June 29, 2016

William "Bill" Joseph Purcell, 84 of Philadelphia. Born July 12, 1931 in Philadelphia to the late William J. & Mary (Johnson) Purcell and died June 29, 2016 at Prospect Park Nursing & Rehab Center in Prospect Park PA. Bill was a Philadelphia sports fan of all teams and retired as a confectioner at Whitman's Chocolates. He also served in the Air Force in sac air command during the Korean War. ...
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John M. Hilscher

July 23, 1945 - June 27, 2016

John M. Hilscher, 70 of Tinicum Twp. Died Monday June 27, 2016 at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby. He was born in Philadelphia on July 23, 1945 to the late Herman & Julia (Martin) Hilscher. John retired as a Plater for L3 Communications (formerly ITE) and was a US Army Veteran having served during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Legion Post 4945 Fox Smith in Essington and...
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Natalie A. (nee Runkle) Hopson

July 16, 1928 - June 26, 2016

Surrounded by family, Mrs. Hopson went peacefully to be with the Lord on June 26, 2016 at the age of 87. Natalie was a longtime resident of Swarthmore. Born on July 16, 1928 in Harrisburg, PA, Mrs. Hopson fell in love with the borough the first time she saw it and settled in the area as a young bride in 1948. She was a woman of great faith and was a longtime member of the Word of Victory...
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Fred J. Fink, Sr.

October 2, 1928 - June 21, 2016

Fred J. Fink Sr passed away peacefully on June 21, 2016 at the age of 87. He was the son of the late Wilbur and Ruth Fink. People are invited to the Cavanagh - Patterson Funeral Home 43 E. Baltimore Ave, Media, Pa 19063 on Saturday June 25, 2016 at 1:30pm. Family does request no flowers but instead contributions to the American Cancer Society P.O. box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK. 73123
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Violet (nee Zappasodi) Hudson

June 15, 1926 - June 20, 2016

Violet Hudson, (nee Zappasodi), passed peacefully in Doylestown, PA on June 20,2016 at age 90. Beloved wife of Teddy Ray (deceased). Loving mother to Wanda Lou Peters, Judy Mae and Thomas Edward Strzepek, Lauren Davis Hudson. Cherished grandmother to 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and 1 great great-grandson. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing 9am - 10:30am on...
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Carol Jean Zagorski

January 31, 1948 - June 20, 2016

Carol Jean Zagorski (nee Voytasek) 68 of Folsom died June 20, 2016 at Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park. She was born Jan. 31, 1948 in Lindin, NJ to the late John & Lucy (Skubish) Voytasek. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Voytasek. Survivors Include her loving husband Stephen J. Zagorski; Step sons, Christopher & Jeffrey Zagorski. Family and friends are...
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Veronica Calvarese Barbato

January 14, 1932 - June 19, 2016

Veronica Calvarese Barbato, passed away peacefully, Monday June 19, 2016. Born in Chester, Veronica graduated from St. Anthony's School, Notre Dame High School and went on to receive a bachelors degree and Masters of Education from Widener. She taught at Media Friends School and served on the Chester – Upland and Rose Tree Media School Boards. Veronica was a member of the Sons of Italy and...
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James S. Brockson

January 7, 1945 - June 16, 2016

1945 – 2016 James S. Brockson, 71 of Morton died Thursday June 16, 2016 at the Crozer-Keystone Inpatient Hospice at Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park. He was born January 7, 1945 in Philadelphia to the late Harry C. & Elizabeth (Caldwell) Brockson. James was a retired truck driver for Bulk Transit and was a member of Our Lady of Fatima in Secane. In addition to his parents he was preceded in...
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Karen L. (nee Wallace) Newell

January 28, 1953 - June 15, 2016

Karen L. Newell (nee Wallace) Of Media On June 15th, after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer, Karen passed peacefully surrounded by family at the age of 63. Karen was often described as an amazing woman. She was a 29 year employee at the Delaware County Bar Association and was recently presented with the Liberty Bell Award at the Delaware County Courthouse on Law Day. She is survived...
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