Geitner/Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

About Givnish Funeral Homes

On behalf of Life Celebration, I would like to thank you for your trust and provide some information on what you can expect from us. Our goal is simple - to get to know you and your family so we may provide the highest level of care in a way that is best for everyone involved. It is our pledge to do everything we can to provide you peace of mind as your family transitions through the time ahead. Again, thank you for your trust and confidence in us. If you have any questions about your loved one’s care, please do not hesitate to call me at 855-717-5224.

John F. Givnish

Our Obituaries

Mary M. Hale

December 12, 2017

Mary M. Hale, beloved friend, colleague, and humanitarian, went home to our Lord on December 12, 2017 at the age of 77. Mary was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, where she resided for most of her life. Most recently, Mary was a resident at St. Joseph's Manor, Meadowbrook, PA, where she was lovingly cared for right up until her passing. Mary began her long and distinguished career as a...
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Lucille T. (nee Primavera) Henry

December 8, 2017

Henry Lucille T. (nee Primavera) on Dec. 8, 2017, age 91. Beloved wife of the late Robert, loving mother of Linda Fowler, Laura Frascatore, Robert Henry, Lucille Skrip, Gerald Henry and the late Stephen Marinuk, cherished grandmother of; Veronica, John, Regina, Christy, Victoria and Gabrielle, great grandmother of 6. Lucille was a retired Crossing Guard at Holy Child Parish (Old York Road &...
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Gyna E. (nee Bateau) Hampton

December 5, 2017

HAMPTON  Gyna E. (nee Bateau) of Port-Au-Prince and Philadelphia, on Tuesday December 5th 2017 at the age of 47. Gyna is survived by her loving husband Glen of 10 years, and her caring daughter Sierra and stepson Glen Jr., as well as her mother in law Kay Hampton. Gyna will also be greatly missed by her mother Leonide, her sister's Valquise, Sabine & Kettely. Also her Brother's & Sisters' in...
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Jovita C. Sonza

November 25, 2017

Jovita C. Sonza passed away in her sleep last Saturday, November 25th, 2017 to be with the Lord and the Blessed Mother in God's Heavenly Kingdom. She was 80 years old. Jovita came to the US in 1971 to work as a Pharmacist. She was born in the Philippines on August 16, 1937. Jovita was the only daughter of Sixto Campos and Emiliana Angala. Jovita is survived by her husband, Manuel Sonza, who...
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Miguel A. Gonzalez

November 14, 2017

GONZALEZ Miguel A., of Philadelphia on November 14th 2017 at the age of 68. Miguel is survived by his loving wife Mariana (nee Figueroa) and three caring children; Emily Centeno (David), Michele Rivera (Jimmie) and Miguel Jr. Relatives and friends are invited to Miguel's Life Celebration viewing on Wednesday November 22nd at the Geitner Givnish Life Celebration Home (6230 N. 5th street,...
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Joyce Trate

November 12, 2017

TRATE Joyce age 76 November 12, 2017. Loving mother of Cheryl Trate. Beloved Grandmother of Christopher Perez, and Sabrina Madrigal. Great Grandmother of Julieanna, Joy, Christopher,Jr., and Annalise. Sister of Gail(Niles)Novak, Aunt of Edward and Charles Novak. Relatives and friends are invited to Joyce's Life Celebration Friday 11AM to 12:30PM at the Geitner Givnish Life Celebration Home...
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Cullen John Knight

December 28, 1999 - October 31, 2017

Cullen John Knight was born on December 28, 1999. His family called him Cully or CJ. When he got older he insisted that anyone outside of his immediate family refer to him as Cullen. He attended school at Copper Beech Elementary School and Abington Junior and Senior High Schools. He attended church with his family at the Greater Philadelphia Church of Christ. As a young boy, he was very...
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Scott E. Neidel

February 8, 1976 - October 16, 2017

Scott E. Neidel passed away suddenly on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. Born Feb. 8, 1976 in St. Louis, Mo., Scott was the son of Ernie and Charlotte Neidel. He was a very ambitious and outgoing person who loved to fish, hunt, play basketball, golf and ride bikes, along with many other adventurous things. Scott was the friendliest guy you could have known with a laugh that could be heard for miles. He...
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George Cook, Jr.

October 7, 2017

George Cook Jr., age 57, of Philadelphia. Brother of Marie Williams, Charles Hurdle, Charmaine Cook and Lawrence Cook. Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral Saturday starting 9:00 AM followed by his funeral service 11:00 AM at Grace Christian Fellowship, 6208 Gray's Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19142. Interment Fernwood Cemetery. Family service by Geitner/Givnish of Olney. 1-800...
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Christine Peters Blake

July 28, 1928 - September 16, 2017

Christine Peters Blake, 89, formerly of Berwick, died September 16, 2017, in Philadelphia. Born in Wanamie on July 28, 1928, she was the daughter of John and Marcella Peters. Christine grew up on her parents' farm in Berwick. Overcoming the impact of polio, she went on to graduate from Penn State. She was the beloved wife of Earl H. Blake whom she married on June 11, 1949. While raising her...
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Margaret Dickerson

September 6, 2017

DICKERSON Margaret, of Philadelphia, on September 6th 2017, at the age of 90. Margaret will be greatly missed by the members and representatives from the Northwestern Human Services community. Relatives and friends are invited to Margaret's Life Celebration visitation on Wednesday 9/13 from 11AM-12PM at the Geitner Givnish Life Celebration Home (6230 N. 5th Street Phila. 19120) with a...
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Veronica "Ronnie" Hellwig

September 2, 2017

Hellwig Veronica "Ronnie". September 2, 2017. Of Marshall Street in Olney for over 60 years. Beloved and devoted wife for over 60 years to the late Fred. Loving mother of Fred, Veronica Hellwig, and Christine Murray. Oma of Eric, Stephanie, Christian, Anna, Christopher, and Alexandra, Aunt to Annagrete (Alfred) Weyrauch. Cousin of Christopher (Angela) Gartland. Relatives and friends are...
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Braulio Vegas

August 22, 2017

Dad, in my opinion, is the best Father anyone could ever have. Braulio Vegas 
born in Culebra, Puerto Rico, came to Philadelphia from the Virgin Island in 
1950. He came with my mother and three children, myself (the eldest) and 
my two sisters, Lula and Juanita. Dad worked as a Butcher. He worked for 25 
years and he worked very hard. When I was about 9 years old, my dad and mother...
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Renee (Oscar) Bellange

February 23, 1953 - August 13, 2017

BELLANGE Renee (Oscar) Bellange of Port Au Prince, Haiti and Philadelphia, Pa was brought into this world on February 23, 1953, to father Cedieu Oscar (deceased) and mother Idalie Damis (deceased). Renee survived by her loving husband Ismel Bellange, they were married 38 years in her birth town on, October 27, 1979. She will be greatly missed by her two children; Berline Bellange (Stan Lee...
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Paul M. Lin

August 13, 2017

Paul M. Lin, 90, who fled China in 1949 just days before Shanghai fell to Communist forces and went on to build a distinguished career as a neurosurgeon in Philadelphia, passed away Sunday morning from chronic cerebrovascular disease. Dr. Lin, a graduate of St. John's University in Shanghai, trained as a neurosurgeon at Temple University Hospital. In a 2004 history of neurosurgery at Temple,...
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Karen L. (nee Buchhalter) Seifert

August 12, 2017

SEIFERT Karen L. (nee Buchhalter) of Philadelphia, on August 12th 2017 at the age of 59. Karen was the loving wife of Richard F. Seifert for 32 years. Karen will also be greatly missed by her three caring children; Richard Joseph Seifert (Amanda), Alexandra Lee Seifert, and Ryan Kristopher Seifert. Karen also leaves behind an impressive legacy in her grandchildren Khaleesi and Aria Seifert. ...
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Jose Antonio Perez

July 1, 2017

Jose Antonio Perez was born on December 30, 1941 in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. He was the eldest of four children born to Edelmira Molina and Venanzio Perez. When Jose was still a young child, the family moved to New York City and then settled in Philadelphia. Jose attended Catholic schools in Philadelphia before embarking on a four year tour of duty with the United States Army in Vietnam. ...
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Rochelle "Shellie" (nee Klein) Zimmerman-Kretchman

June 29, 2017

Zimmerman-Kretchman Rochelle (nee Klein), lovingly known as "Shellie" passed away on June 29, 2017 at the age of 80 years. Shellie was beautiful, vivacious and young at heart always up on the latest fashions. She loved to knit and spending time with friends. Shellie was from Philadelphia where she and the late Eddie Zimmerman raised their three children Stevi Lyn Gasper, Lonnie Zimmerman (Mary...
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Kathy Jean Lingo

June 18, 2017

Lingo, Kathy Jean, age 55 on June 18, 2017. Loving Daughter of the late Catherine and Howard Lingo. Kathy is survived by her siblings Carol Anne Lingo, Rodney James Lingo (Nadine), Kenneth Howard Lingo (Joanne), and Debbie Fallen-Mc Andrew (Jack). She also is survived by 7 nieces and nephews, Jason Lingo, Scott Lingo, Jessica Byrne (nee' Fallen), Dawn Nemeth (nee' Lingo), Crystal Murdock ...
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LeRoy B. Jones

September 17, 1933 - June 17, 2017

LeRoy B. Jones Sunrise: September 17, 1933 Sunset: June 17, 2017 LeRoy was a retired Philadelphia Mounted Police Officer, ARMY veteran of the Korean War, and loving family man. LeRoy was the first African American to retire as a member of the Mounted Division of the Philadelphia Police Department; where he received at least 6 citations for...
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Jose Escriva Hernandez

June 24, 1998 - June 16, 2017

Jose Escriva Hernandez June 24, 1998 - June 16, 2017 Jose Escriva Hernandez, 18, passed away on June 16, 2017 at San Diego, California. Jose ("Jobo" as his family and some close friends would know him) was born on June 24, 1998 in Manila, Philippines to Johnny and Rosario Hernandez. He migrated to the United States with his family on December of 2004. Jose attended Central High School and...
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Juanita E. (nee McNeely) Murray

June 14, 2017

Juanita E. (nee McNeely) Murray, retired supervisor and manager of the Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia, PA died in her home on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. She was 69 years old. Juanita loved her work and was dedicated to providing excellent service to all of her guests. Juanita was born on March 21, 1948 to the late Pauline Walker. McNeely and Rudolph E. McNeely, Sr. in Philadelphia, PA....
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Baltazar A. Pinguel

June 10, 2017

Baltazar A. Pinguel passed away on June 10, 2017, at the age of 67. Beloved husband of Rosario (nee Mascarinas); loving father of Vladimir, Nicolai and Friederich. Relatives and friends are invited to Baltazar's Life Celebration Friday, June 16th, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Geitner-Givnish Funeral Home, 6230 N. 5th Street, Phila. and Saturday, June 17th, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of...
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Doris Bell

June 7, 2017

Doris Bell, life-long Philadelphia resident, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, cousin, friend and neighbor passed away in her own home the evening of June 7, 2017 at the age of ninety-six. Doris (Dora) Braverman, arrived September 5, 1920, the youngest of eight children born to New York City transplants, Elizabeth Dworin, seamstress,...
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Marie M. Cush

May 12, 2017

Marie M. Cush, of Philadelphia, on May 12th at the age of 94. Predeceased by her loving husband James of 13 years. Marie is survived by her four caring sons; James, Kevin, Christopher (Denise), and Joseph as well as her three grandchildren, Christopher, Kevin, and Lawrence. Marie proudly served in the Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service (WAVES) from 1944-1946 and later went on to...
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Edward F. McSherry

May 3, 2017

McSherry Edward F. May 3, 2017 age 74. Loving brother of Mary Watters, Kathy(John)Campbell, and the late Lois O. McSherry. Uncle of Gabrielle(Steve)Smith, Nicole(Mark)Caplan, John J. Campbell III, and Colleen(Derek)Morin. Great Uncle to Jacob, Andrew Smith, Michael, Mitchell, and Rebecca Caplan. Funeral Services will be private. In Lieu of flowers donations to American Heart...
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Claire L. Schramm

April 28, 2017

Claire L. Schramm, It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Claire L. Schramm announces her passing. Ms. Schramm passed away on Friday, April 28, 2017. A resident of Stafford, formerly Philadelphia, she will be truly missed. She is survived by her brother, Gerard Schramm. The family will receive friends on Friday, May 5, 2017 at St. Helena's Church 6161 N. 5th St....
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Rudella E. "Della" Timbers

April 24, 2017

Rudella E. "Della" Timbers, of Philadelphia, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017. at age 67, after a yearlong battle with lung cancer. She was the beloved Mother of Chanell Lofton (Hasan) and Melvina Timbers. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of James (decd.) and Gertrude Smith. Della was predeceased by her sister Gwen Smith, and her brother, James Smith Jr. Della is also...
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Barbara Ann Pinto Valentine

April 22, 2017

Barbara Ann Pinto Valentine of Philadelphia passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017. She was 70. She was the beloved wife of 45 years to Ronald Valentine. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Anna Pinto. Barbara enjoyed cooking for the entire family, trips to Walmart, watching Judge Judy, playing the slots at the arcade on the boardwalk as well as playing football...
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Dolores F. Burke

April 16, 2017

Dolores F. Burke, (nee Hirst) 73, peacefully passed away on April 16, 2017, Easter Sunday. She was surrounded by her loving family. Her husband John "Jack" Burke who was the love of her life preceeded her in death in 1968 at the age of 33 as did her son, Thomas E. Shiley, in 1992. Dolores is survived by her daughter Debra Tomasetti (Patrick), brothers and sisters Mary DeCroix, Walter Hirst ...
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Romayne A. Laird

March 21, 2017

LAIRD Romayne A., of Philadelphia, on March 21st at the age of 88. Predeceased by her loving husband Henry W. for 56 years. Romayne will be greatly missed by her five loving children; Henry Patrick Laird, Howard James Laird, Romaine A. Laird, Martin Edward Laird (Donna), and Mary Catherine Laird. Romayne also leaves behind an impressive legacy in her eight grandchildren; Michael, Christine,...
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Columbus Calvin "Cal" Wiley

March 13, 2017

Columbus Calvin "Cal" Wiley of Bensalem, passed away peacefully on March 13, 2017 at the age of 80. Cal is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Yolanda (nee Pasqualone), his devoted children, Cynthia Esposito (Joseph Dadario) and Kevin Wiley (Shirley), and cherished granddaughters Alexandra, Jessica and Natalie. Cal was a U.S. Navy Veteran. His hobbies included gardening and his 1955 Chevy. ...
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Robert Charles Wojczyszyn

March 12, 2017

Wojczyszyn, Robert Charles passed unexpectedly March 12, 2017 at the age of 24. He was the cherished son of Marlene Murphy, Mark Jones, and the late Robert Wojczyszyn. Beloved brother of Angela (Robert) Lang and Sean (Nina) Murphy. Loving uncle to Kayley Lang, nephew of Jill DePoy, and grandson of the late Joan and Charles Buividas. He will be deeply missed by family and friends. Robert was a...
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Manuel Jacinto "Manolo" Malgapo

March 12, 2017

MALGAPO Manuel Jacinto "Manolo" March 12, 2017 age 73. Son of the late Conrado and Remedios (née Jacinto) Malgapo. Committed husband of Gertrude's (née deGuzman). Caring Father of Jo, Manny, Joel (Danni Chen). "Lo lo" of Lily, Jordan, and Ian. Grandson of Tatang Pedro and Inang Cion. Brother of Cora , Fe, and the late Caring Malgapo. Relatives and friends are invited to Manuel's Life...
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Bernard A. Rex

March 9, 2017

REX Bernard A., of Philadelphia on March 9th 2017 at the age of 82. Bernard is survived by his two loving daughters Rachelle Gizinski (Robert Jung) and Yvonne Feranec (Steve). Bernard will also be greatly missed by his granddaughters Lisa Praediger (Conrad), Sara Gizinski, and Jessica Gizinski as well as his five great grandchildren; Conrad, Emily, Riannan, Matthew, and Leila. Bernard will also...
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Lauretta A. "Laurie" Prendergast

March 9, 2017

PRENDERGAST Lauretta A. "Laurie". March 9, 2017. Loving and Devoted wife of the late John P. Loving mother of Thomas P. and the late John J. Prendergast. Dear sister of Elizabeth Mallardi. Survived by many cousins nephews and nieces. Relatives and friends are invited to Laurie's Life Celebration Tuesday March 14, 2017 starting 9AM to 10AM at Resurrection of Our Lord Church 2035 Vista St,...
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Gavin Grey Smith

March 8, 2017

Gavin Grey Smith of Great Falls, Virginia was welcomed into heaven on March 8, 2017 at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Gavin was born on March 15, 2004 to his loving parents Keith D. Smith and Meg Elliott Smith in Greenville, South Carolina. Gavin was greeted in heaven by his granddaddy Bob Elliott. He will be deeply missed by his parents, brothers Austin and Ryan and grandparents, aunts...
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Guillermina (nee Vargas) Aguayo

March 7, 2017

AGUAYO Guillermina, (nee Vargas) went to be with the Lord on March 7, 2017 Beloved wife of Luis A. Aguayo. Loving mother of Hector Lucena .Also survived by her sister; Milagros Cruz, 3 grandchildren; Lisa, David and Richard, 9 great grandchildren; Christina, Cynthia, Angelica, Olivia, Gabriel, Richard Jr., Isaiah, Milea and Andrew. Family and friends are invited to Guillermina's Life...
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Albert "Al" Franceschino

February 23, 2017

FRANCESCHINO Albert "Al" age 89. February 23, 2017. Loving husband of Norma (nee Mariano). Loving father of Carol(Guy), and Albert, Jr. (Lydia) Franceschino. Pop-Pop of Rachel and Carly. Also survived by cousins nephews and nieces. Relatives and friends are invited to Albert's Life Celebration Thursday March 2, 2017 beginning 9AM at Presentation B.V.M Church 100 Old Soldiers Road...
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Frederick "Freddie" Severs

February 19, 2017

SEVERS Frederick (Freddie) A., 35, of Upper Darby, died February 19, 2017 at Delaware County Memorial Hospital.  He was born December 17, 1981 in Darby.  He was the son of Frederick (Fred) and Genevieve (Jeannie) (Dougherty) Severs.  He attended Upper Darby High School and was employed by L'Angolo in Havertown.   Freddie was an avid Eagles and Phillies fan, as well as an...
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Mercedes "Mercy" Santos

February 9, 2017

SANTOS Mercedes "Mercy" age 46, February 9, 2017. Loving wife of Eric A Santos, Sr. Devoted mother of Eric A. Jr., Adam, Adriana, and Adrian Santos. Daughter of Angel Luis(the late Angela)Torres. Daughter-in-law of Myrna(the late Hector) Santos. Sister of Yvonne, Angel, and Jessica. Aunt to Cecily, Leonardo, Isabella, Ivan, Angel Jr., Alexandra, Cerena,Angela and Daniel. She will be missed by...
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James W. Binder

February 6, 2017

Binder, James W. On February 6th 2017 passed away unexpectedly leaving behind his son James C. Binder, his fiancee Silveria Mastalsz, stepson Nathaniel J. Mastalsz. He also leaves behind his grandmother Thelma Nelson as well as his aunt Linda Donahue and uncles Thomas Nelson, Eric Nelson, and Phil DelVecchio. Relatives and friends are invited to his Life Celebration Thursday February 16,...
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Elizabeth "B.J." Fisher

February 5, 2017

FISHER Elizabeth "B.J." age 84. February 5, 2017. Loving sister of Robert(Nancy) and the late Frank Fisher. Sister-in-law of Ethel Fisher. Sadly missed by 6 nieces and nephews and 10 great nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to Elizabeth's Life Celebration Saturday morning, February 11th beginning 9:30AM at St. John Bosco Catholic Church 215 E. County Line Rd....
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John Pflugfelder

February 4, 2017

PFLUGFELDER John February 4, 2017 age 62 of Philadelphia. He is survived by family and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to John's Life Celebration Friday Morning 10:30AM to 11:30AM at the Geitner-Givnish Funeral Home 6230 N. 5th Street (at Chelten). Funeral Service will begin at 11:30AM Int. will be private. 1-800-GIVNISH
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Kathleen M. Weldon

February 2, 2017

WELDON Kathleen M. Age 60, February 2, 2017. Wife of the late William T. Weldon. Dear Mother of William(Dana), Jeffrey(Christy), and Christine Weldon. Grandmother of Jeffrey, Jr., Landon, Riann, and Caden Weldon. Loving companion of Steve Mulhern. Sister of Suzanne Palazzo, Donna Bautista, Lisa Hughes, Allyson Pannella, Margaret Moran, and the late Michael Beri. Kathy was born and raised...
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Raymond Thomas Faber

January 27, 2017

Raymond Thomas Faber, 87, of Philadelphia, PA passed away peacefully on January 27, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Toshiko Orie Faber. Loving father of Suzanne Faber and Julie Faber (Thomas Simpson). Doting grandfather of Melody Simpson. Dear brother of Richard Faber. Growing up in Philadelphia, Ray appreciated the simple things in life. Watching his beloved Phillies, relaxing on his porch...
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Joseph Martin Donohoe

August 5, 1936 - January 26, 2017

DONOHOE August 5, 1936 – January 26, 2017 Joseph Martin, 80, of Philadelphia, PA, resided in Naples, Florida, passed away in the presence of his loving family. Born in Philadelphia PA. He was the beloved husband of Julia L. Donohoe (nee Logan) for fifty-seven years. Joe was the son of the late Eugene and Margaret Donohoe; Preceded in death by his siblings Jack, Nancy, Sr. Margaret, SSJ,...
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Richard J. "Buddy" Seifert

January 25, 2017

SEIFERT Richard J. "Buddy" age 94. January 25, 2017. Loving Husband of Rita M.(nee Wessels). Loving father of Virginia (the late Leo) Smith, Richard(Karen) and the late William Seifert. Predeceased by his first wife Elizabeth English. Grandfather of Cheryl, Marie, Kevin, Ricky, Alex, Ryan, and Jason. Great Grandfather of Brittany, Kerrigan, Burke, Maddie, Owen, Cain, Khaleesi, Aria, and...
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Arescheril R. "Mani" Emmanuel

January 19, 2017

EMMANUEL Arescheril R. "Mani", on Jan. 19, 2017, age 71. Beloved husband of Rachelamma (nee John), loving father of Tena Me Nee (Walter) and Basil R. Emmanuel (Neethu), dear brother of; Joseph, Sebastian, Lucy, Sosamma and Leela, cherished grandfather of Rachel Emmanuel. Mr. Emmanuel was a member of the Indian Latin Catholic Community. Family and friends are invited to Mani's Life...
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Geraldine "Jerri" Nagle

January 17, 2017

NAGLE Geraldine"Jerri" January 17, 2017 age 71. Loving wife of the late James. Loving mother of the late Geri Rodriguez. Mother-in-Law to Angel Rodriguez. Grandmom of Angel James Rodriguez, and the late Angelina Rodriguez. Sister of Betty Allerizzi. Relatives and friends are invited to Jerri's Life Celebration Saturday Morning 9AM to 9:50AM at St. Richard's Church 3010 South 18th Street...
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Robert "Pop" Magliano

December 24, 2016

Magliano Robert "Pop" December 24, 2016. Loving husband of the late Shirley(nee Jones). Father of Louis (Eileen)Schwarz, and the late Susan McArdle. Father in law of John McArdle. Pop of John Beacher, William(Christina) Schwarz,Tara Blair, and Michael(Dana) Stieffenhofer. Great Grandfather of Jack Schwarz. Relatives and friends are invited to Pop's Life celebration Friday 8:45 AM to 9:50AM at...
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Ronald James Lavin, III

December 8, 2016

LAVIN, Ronald James, III, 31, on December 8, 2016. Dearest husband of Krystina (Keebler) Lavin and beloved son of Naomi and Ronald Lavin, Jr. Ronald is also survived by his sons Sean Patrick Lavin, Chase Lavin and his stepchildren, Kaylin Keebler and Justyn Kress, as well as his aunts, uncles and grandparents. Family and friends are invited to Ronald's Life Celebration Thursday, December 15...
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Rix Sharon McArthur

August 15, 1958 - December 3, 2016

Mrs. Rix Sharon McArthur, known to everyone as Sharon, was born on August 15, 1958 to Lorraine Breedy and Edward Holder in Georgetown, Guyana. She was the fourth sibling of seven: brothers Bertram, Orin, and Wayne Breedy, and sisters Joan, Sonia, and Jean. She was the mother of Tanisha McArthur Reid, Sherwin McArthur, and Oscar McArthur. Grandmother of Shanisha, Osceia, Olivia, Sherwin...
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Francis J. Maguire

December 2, 2016

Maguire, Francis J., 84, on December 2, 2016, husband of the late Irene Maguire. Mr. Maguire was predeceased by his ton Timothy and his daughter Kelly Ann. He is survived by his son Patrick, his daughter Colleen and his grandchildren, Danielle, Gabriel and Joseph. Mr. Maguire had been a corporal in the United States Army and after his service had worked for the National Park Service at...
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John F.X. Swoyer, Jr.

November 25, 2016

Swoyer, John F X Jr., 61, beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, son-in-law, and friend, passed away Friday, November 25, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Anne (nee) Conahan, and their three sons, John (Cheryl), Joe (Kim), and Mike (Kali). He is also survived by his four grandchildren, LJ, Olivia, Owen, and Fiona, as well as many relatives and friends. Relatives and...
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Jerome A. Barnes

November 15, 2016

Barnes Jerome A. on November 15, 2016 age 56. Life Celebration Services will be held Tuesday November 22, 2016 starting at 9AM to 11AM at the Geitner Givnish Life Celebration Home. Life Celebration service will begin at 11AM. Interment will follow at Ivy Hill Cemetery.
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Allen Francis Bandura

November 15, 2016

Allen Francis Bandura, 50 years of Philadelphia passed away on November 15, 2016. Loving father of Juliana and Ryan Bandura. Dear son of Stanley R. and Sandra M. Lawser Bandura. Brother of Raymond S. (Terri) Bandura and John M. Bandura. Allen enjoyed being a father and family gatherings. Relatives and friends are invited to Allen's Life Celebration Saturday, November 19, 2016, 9-11AM at...
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Curtis Jerome Lee "Big Worm"

May 27, 1974 - October 18, 2016

Curtis Jerome Lee "Big Worm" was born May 27, 1974 in Abington Pennsylvania to Douglas Lee and Kim Pinkett-Stitt. "Curt" was raised in the loving arms of his grandparents Napoleon "Big Daddy" and Edith "Me-Mom" Pinkett who proceeded him in death. During his formative years "Curt" attended Antioch Baptist Church later attending and graduating from Abington High School where he played on the...
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Margarete (Wellhoefer) Dehlinger

October 16, 2016

DEHLINGER Margarete (nee Wellhoefer) passed away on October 16, 2016 age 98. Wife of the late Gustav. Loving mother of Gertrude(John)Miller, and Gary(Barbara)Dehlinger. Grandmother of Carol(Richard)Kirschner, Catherine(John)MacLaren, and Margarete(Michael)Connor. Oma of Richie, Jacob, Luke, Amanda, Andrew, James, David, Michelle, Johnny, and Joshua. Also survived by nieces and nephews that...
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Lawrence K. Jones

October 10, 2016

JONES Lawrence K. Jones passed away on October 10th 2016 at the age of 68. Lawrence is survived by his loving wife Rosemary Jones (nee Faison) and six children: Michael (Shirley), Deborah (Albert), Patricia Ann (Lindell), Melvin (Linette), Israel, and David. Relatives and friends are invited to Lawrence's Life Celebration Visitation on Tuesday 10/18 at the Geitner-Givnish Life Celebration...
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Jacqueline (Vanet) Orr

September 30, 2016

ORR Jacqueline (nee Vanet), on Sept. 30, 2016, age 82. Beloved wife of the late Andrew R., loving mother of the late Andrew R. Orr, Jr., dear sister of Marlene Grcywinski (the late Raymond), Gail Fesnak(Robert), Denise Corson(Bruce), the late Elaine Schmidt(her surviving spouse Bernard), also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to Jacqueline's Life...
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Eleanor DelGrande

September 28, 2016

DelGrande Eleanor September 28,2016 age 74. Amazing mother of Brian(Lee Ann)DelGrande . Grandmother of Uriah, Gracie, and Samuel. Companion of 25 years to John Durkin. Eleanor was an amazing cook who loved to take day trips. Relatives and friends are invited to Eleanor's Life Celebration Tuesday morning 9AM at the Geitner Givnish Life Celebration Home 5th Street at Chelten Avenue. ...
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Herman K. Gauss

September 26, 2016

GAUSS Herman K. September 26, 2016 age 85. Loving husband of Dorothy A. (nee Kugler). Devoted father of Paul, Robert(Denise)Gauss, Carol(Sean)Hodges, and Thomas(Elizabeth)Gauss. Pop-Pop of Rachael, Danielle, Thomas, Amanda, and Matthew. Relatives and friends are invited to Herman's Life Celebration Friday 10AM to 11:20AM at St. Helena's Church(Upper Church) 6161 N. 5th Street Phila. PA...
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Patricia A. Komly

August 2, 2016

KOMLY Patricia A. Age 64, passed away on August 2, 2016. Beloved sister of Catherine M. Komly. Survived by family and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to Patricia's Life Celebration Saturday 9:15AM at St Helena's Church 6161 N. 5th Street Philadelphia PA 19120. Memorial Mass will begin at 10AM. Int. Private ...
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Peter Thuc Duong

March 11, 1926 - July 22, 2016

Peter Thuc Van Duong passed away at 2:30 PM on Friday July 22, 2016 at Somerton Center, Philadelphia. He had enjoyed a full life of 90 years. He was a devoted and loving husband of 64 years to his wife, My Thi Hoang, and a dedicated and nurturing father to his six children: Hang Nu Duong, Jenny Tuyen Duong, Loan Hong Duong, Jimmy Hoang Duong, David Hoang Duong, and Kim Loan Duong. Mr. Duong also...
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Katherine Mary Rivera

June 11, 1966 - July 20, 2016

Katharine Mary Rivera, 50, passed away after battling a long illness. Born in Philadelphia, PA, in 1966. She was a loving, vulnerable child that grew to have a strong and independent spirit. She attended St Basil's Kindergarten (Germantown), Holy Child (Philadelphia), and St Joseph's Elementary Schools (Cheltenham). She graduated from the Creative and Performing Arts High School with a...
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Cham V. Le

July 9, 2016

Le V. Cham Mr. Le, passed away on July 9th, 2016 at the age of 78 passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at home. Mr. Le was the loving husband of Le Pham T. Mui for 53 years, and the caring father of Le T. Hoi (Tran, Quan), Le V. Phu (Tran, Thuy), Le Nguyet (Cao, Minh), and Le N. Hoa (Nguyen, Dave). Mr. Le leaves behind a legacy of his 11 proud grandchildren; Tran David, Tran...
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Orion Tyreek Lemon

March 31, 2016 - June 26, 2016

Orion Tyreek Lemon was born March 31, 2016 and died in his sleep on June 26, 2016. God blessed us with his beautiful and joyful presence and took him to sleep eternally amongst the clouds. Orion is the son of Tyreek Lemon and Kingia Phillips of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania . He was the beginning of a few special moments that were worth a lifetime of adventure and happiness. During the times he...
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Rose Marie Stappen

June 20, 2016

Stappen Rose Marie, 81, passed away from cancer on June 20, 2016, 8:45pm, at her home in Olney. Rose Marie was a gentle kind-hearted woman, worked hard waitressing to support her young children, loved her slots and bingo, and had an eclectic sense of humor which was the hallmark of her personality. Rose Marie is survived by her supportive husband of the past 34 years Kenneth, who was at...
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Dora Manrique Becerra

June 19, 2016

Becerra (nee Manrique) Dora Alicia, of Philadelphia, passed away June 19th, 2016, at the age of 87. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose Domingo Becerra, and her sons Edgar and Joseph (the late Isabel). She is survived by her daughters Gloria Rios (Mario), Sonia Fonseca (Eduardo) and Pilar Aguilar (Luis); sons Leonardo (Pamela), Orlando (Lynda) and Alberto; 19 grandchildren; 13 great...
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Mary Louise "Mary Lou" Fothergill Sweeney

June 13, 2016

Sweeney Marie Louise(nee Fothergill)"Mary Lou." June 13, 2016. Wife of the late John M. Devoted mother of Charles(Laurel)' Edward(Nan Virginia), Mark, Michael(Nancy), and the late John Sweeney. Grandmother of 10 and Great Grandmother of 10. Relatives and friends are invited to Mary Lou's Life Celebration Tuesday 10 AM at the Geitner Givnish Funeral Home 6230 N. 5th Street (at Chelten)...
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Irma Jean Periera

June 11, 2016

Irma Jean Pereira was born to Mae Ruth Jackson and Eugene Bailey at Waco, Texas. She was the oldest of three siblings including a sister Geraldine and a brother Eugene. She received her formal education in the Waco Public School System. Jean accepted the Lord at an early age and was baptized in the Baptist Church in Waco. Church was an important part of her upbringing. She came to Philadelphia at...
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Hector O. Santiago

December 2, 1953 - June 10, 2016

On the morning of Friday, June 10th, 2016, Héctor O. Santiago passed away at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. He was 62 years old. Héctor was born in the beautiful town of Barranquitas, Puerto Rico on December 2nd, 1953. He was the first child of Emma L. Santos and Cruz Santiago. Héctor married his high school sweetheart, Ana M. Pagán, on May 28th, 1976. Together they...
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April 22, 2016

LAUCH, John J. of Olney, passed on April 22, 2016 at the age of 80. He is the loving husband of Kathryn A. (nee McCormick); father to Judith McLaughlin (Stephen), Susan Lamb (Todd), Nancy Hopkins (Ronnie), Christopher Lauch, Stephen Lauch, Joseph Lauch (Wendy); Grandfather to 23 grand-children and 3 great-grand-children. Friends and Family are invited to John's Life Celebration at GEITNER/...
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March 18, 2016

LOPEZ, VIOLETA P., On March 18, 2016 at the age of 81. Survived by her loving husband Feliciano of 53 years, as well as her five children Vilma Lopez-Pinon (Rolando), Vivian Lopez-Laurencio (Wellington), Vicky Lopez, Mayet Johnson (Henry), and Erick Lopez (Michelle). Violeta was also the proud grandmother to 10 caring grand-children. Violeta is pre-deceased by three siblings and survived by seven...
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January 22, 2016

DOUGHERTY, MARY T. (nee Gilmartin), on Jan. 22, 2016, of Redeemer Village. Dearest wife of the late Charles Francis Dougherty and mother of the late Charles Francis Dougherty, Jr. Mary was predeceased also by her brother John J. Gilmartin and his wife (Genevieve). Mary is survived by her sister Margaret Mary Golden, her nieces, Frances Hoffman (Michael), Kathleen Weiseman (John), Eileen Schrader ...
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Janette A. (nee Lockard Jaecks

June 6, 2014

Jaecks Janette A. (nee Lockard) of Phila on June 6, 2014 Beloved wife of the late Clifford K. and devoted mother of Eileen M., Michael J. (Theresa) and Joseph W. (Mary). Grandmom of Christi Ana, Jessica, Lauren, Michael & Samantha. Nana of Jameson & Nora. Family and friends are invited to Janette's Life Celebration, from 7-9PM Tuesday and from 8-9AM Wednesday at Geitner/Givnish of Olney,...
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Hedwig MISS HEDDY Stephens

May 9, 2014

Stephens- Hedwig " MISS HEDDY" age 86, on Friday May 9, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Hugh Allen Stephens. Loving Mother of Andreas (Cheryl), Ramona M., Hugh A. (Gail), Eric J., and Ingrid L Stephens, and the late Eskolita Adams. Also sadly missed by 5 Grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Family & friends are invited to Miss Heddy's life celebration Friday after 10AM and to participate...
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Emma C. McGuigan

May 4, 2014

McGuigan Emma C. (nee Solesio) May 4, 2014. Loving wife of the late Harry. Mother of Peg McGuigan, Kathy(Joseph)Neville, Rosanne(Tom)Campeggio, Michael(Toni)McGuigan, and the late Harry, Jr. Grandmother of 7, and Great-Grandmother of 3. Relatives and friends are invited to Emma's Life Celebration Thursday eve after 6PM at the Geitner/Givnish Funeral Home 5th Street at Chelten Ave, Phila. PA....
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Arthur P. Adamson

May 3, 2014

Arthur P. Adamson, a Cincinnati-area resident for over 50 years, died in Philadelphia on May 3, 2014 at age 95. Art was married for 59 years to the late Florence (Smith) Adamson of Schenectady, NY. He is survived by son David Adamson, daughter Judith Adamson, five grandchildren Glenn and Peter Adamson, Kevin, Megan, and Caroline Adamson-Jackes, two great-grandchildren Sophia and Johanna Adamson...
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Eugenio C. Sanchez

April 26, 2014

SANCHEZ Eugenio C., passed away on April 26th at the age of 79. The loving husband of Sonia; beloved father of Emelito (Susanita) Sanchez, Emerito Sanchez, Barry Richard (Maria Victoria) Sanchez; loving brother to Mario Sanchez, and Lucy Mendoza; loving grandfather to Linette, John, Trisha, Tia, and Gale. Family and Friends are invited to Eugenio's Life Celebration at the Geitner/ Givnish...
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Robert F. Taylor, Jr.

April 25, 2014

Taylor, Robert F. Jr., passed away on April 25, 2014 surrounded by his cherished family at the age 96. Robert, a proud World War II Coast Guard Veteran, was a member of several organizations including the Coast Guard Combat Veterans Association, the Plumbers Guild of Philadelphia, the Germantown Master Plumbers Association and was a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Santa Maria...
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Patricia M. (nee Frake) Young

April 16, 2014

Young Patricia M. (nee Frake), on April 16, 2014. Beloved wife for 50 years to John C., loving mother of Dorothy (Mike) Jacobs, Patricia (Jim) Buchanan, and Eugenie M. (Allen) Sylvester, dear twin sister of Dorothy Frake and the late John McLaughlin, cherished grandmother of; Brent, Jay, Johnathon, Alex, Andrew and Connor. Family and friends are invited to Patricia's Life Celebration Sat. 1...
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Martin H. Redington, Jr.

April 8, 2014

Redington Martin H. Jr., 34, on April 8, 2014, beloved son of Patricia Y. Burns and the late Martin H. Redington, Sr. Dearest brother of Steven Redington, Matthew Redington, Eric Ruch, Kelsey Palmer, Lewis Palmer IV, and Callan Palmer. He is also survived by his stepfather Lewis Palmer, III, his uncle John (Maryann) Redington, aunt Cynthia & Albert Ferrari, aunt Virginia & Charles Hauer, uncle...
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Howard W. Moore, Sr.

April 5, 2014

Moore Howard W., Sr., on April 5, 2014, age 88. Beloved husband of the late Florence M. "Floss" ( nee Thurston), dear father of Howard W. "Ward" Moore, Jr. (Tammie) and the late Roberta K. Moore, grandfather of Howard III and Megan, great grandfather of Jaiyden Alysczander Velez-Moore. Family, friends and Mason's are invited to Howard's Life Celebration Wed. after 11:30am from Geitner/Givnish...
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Louise R. Fagan

February 27, 2014

Fagan Louise R. Fagan, 85, on Feb 27th, of the Phila. Protestant Home; formerly of Fox Chase and Olney. Beloved wife of the late Charles and devoted mother of Mary Lou (Thomas), Patty (Arthur), Susan (Michael), Eileen (Mark) and Patrick (Maureen). Dear sister of Mitzi, Joan and the late Kenneth. Will be sadly missed by her 8 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends...
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Dean Stewart Smith

February 15, 2014

Smith Dean Stewart Smith of Elkins Park, PA died Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Holy Redeemer Hospice, Meadowbrook, PA. He was 61 years old. Born in Philadelphia, PA to Harry Ernest and Dorothy (nee Fisher) Smith. Beloved husband of 35 years to Joanna C. (nee Bitterman) Smith. Loving father of Laura Christine Smith (Jonathan) and Nadine Elizabeth Smith. Dear brother of Janet Smith. Dean was a...
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George N. Redington

February 14, 2014

Redington REDINGTON George N. February 14, 2014. Age 77. Father of George(Gloria) Redington, Cindy(Al) Ferrari, John(Maryann)Redington, Virginia(Chuck) Hauer, and the late Martin Redington. Grandfather of 12, Great-Grandfather of 2, Nephew of Barbara Neal(Paul). Relatives and friends are invited to George's Life Celebration Saturday 9:30AM at the Gietner/Givnish Life Celebration Home 6230 N....
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Charles A. Seemiller

February 9, 2014

Seemiller Charles A., on Feb. 9, 2014, age 81. Beloved husband for 52 years to Joanna J. (nee Jakubowski), loving father of Charles A. Seemiller, Jr., dear brother of the late Joseph and William Seemiller. Mr. Seemiller retired from CIGNA, graduated from Drexel Class of '56, member of Delaware Valley Wood Carvers and an avid golfer. Family and friends are invited to Charles' Life Celebration Wed...
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John D. Dovan, Jr.

January 28, 2014

DOVAN John D., Jr. of Philadelphia, PA died Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at Holy Redeemer Hospice, Meadowbrook, PA. He was 68 years old. Born in Tamaqua, PA to John D. and Anna Christine (nee Hirsch) Dovan. Beloved husband of 48 years to Jane G. (nee Greene) Dovan. Loving father of John D. Dovan, III (Sandy) and Joseph D. Dovan. Dear brother of Charles Dovan and Ethel Grear. Grandpa John to Miranda...
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Helene E. Gallagher

January 24, 2014

Gallagher Helene E. (nee Daly), 84, passed away on January 24, 2014. Beloved wife to the late John J. Gallagher. Devoted mother to John (Debbie), Theresa and Rosemary (Steve) Rose. Loving grandmother to 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Helene is also survived by her brother Paul (Cathy) Daly and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to Helene's Life...
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Benito Cruz

December 27, 2013

Cruz Benito, on Friday Dec. 27, 2013. Age 69. Husband of Victoria Cruz (nee Colon). Father of Brunilda Vargas (Michael) and Maribel Rodriguez (Jason), Grandfather of Isabel, Sofia, and Gabriel. Brother of Vidal, Maneco, Genaro, Benjamin, and Gildin Rodriguez, and Arturo and Carmen Cruz. Family & friends are invited to Benito's life celebration Tuesday Dec. 30th between 9 and 11 AM...
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Lillian A. (nee Kuonen) Kelly

December 7, 2013

Kelly Lillian A. (nee Kuonen), on Dec. 7, 2013, age 91. Beloved wife of the late Michael, loving mother of; Lillian M. (James J. ) Dahms, the late Michael J. ( his surviving wife Margaret A. Kelly), dear sister of Walter Kuonen, cherished grandmother of nine, great grandmother of four. Family and friends are invited to Lillian's Life Celebration Thurs. after 9am from St. Helena Church, 5th St....
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Joseph Wellman Weber

November 18, 2013

Weber Joseph Wellman, on Nov. 18, 2013, age 67, of Germantown. Step-father of Stephanie, brother of Martina L. Showalter, Patricia Susan Katz and the late Philip Henry Weber. Family and friends are invited to Joseph's Life Celebration Funeral Mass Mon. 11 am from St. Vincent DePaul Church, Price and Lena Sts., Phila. 19144. Inunrnment Holy Sepulchre Cem. To share your fondest memories of Joseph...
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Mary A. "Maggie" Sullivan

November 7, 2013

Sullivan Mary A. "Maggie" Sullivan, age 80, of Plymouth Meeting, died Thursday, November 7, 2013, in Abington Hospital in Lansdale, PA. She was the daughter of the late Raymond V. and Mary A. McCreavy (nee Luffberry). She was formerly from the East Oak Lane section of Philadelphia and was the loving mother of Paul J. Sullivan and his wife Linda, of Hatfield, PA. She is also survived by a sister,...
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Albert J. Kratz

October 31, 2013

Kratz Albert J. Suddenly on Thurs. Oct. 31, 2013 of Mayfair and formerly of Olney. Beloved Husband for 47 years to Joanne M. (nee Rebissoni). Father of Albert M. & Andrew J. Kratz (Lauren), grandfather of Evan. Family, friends & members of Forsythe-Oldham Griffith American Legion Post # 497 are invited to Albert's Life Celebration Tues. after 9:30AM and to participate in His Funeral Mass at...
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Eileen K. (nee Walsh) Boyle

October 29, 2013

Boyle Eileen K. (nee Walsh), on Oct. 29,2013, age 61 0f Olney. Beloved wife for 38 years of Francis B. Boyle, loving mother of Hon. Brendan F. (Jennifer) Boyle and Hon. Kevin J. (Caitlyn) Boyle, devoted daughter of the late Michael J. and Celia Walsh, of County Sligo, Ireland. Mrs. Boyle was a Crossing Guard at 5th & Champlost for 26 years. Family and friends are invited to Eileen's Life...
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Ethel May (nee Holmes Deal

October 1, 2013

DEAL ETHEL M. (nee Holmes), October 1, 2013, formerly of Olney. Beloved wife of the late Jack. Loving mother of Terry (Linda) Deal, Carol Ann (Edward) McGovern, Jacqueline (Bob) Kaczak, Jeffrey (Beth) Deal, Mary Ellen (Mark) Carradorini, and Christine (Lou) Pronzato. Unbelievable grand-mom of 23, and great-grand-mother of 5. Relatives and friends are invited to Ethel's Life Celebration Saturday,...
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John James Quinn

September 8, 2013

Quinn John James September 8, 2013. Husband of the late Teresa M.(nee O'Connor). Father of William(Lynn), and Daniel Quinn. Grandfather of Patrick, Meghan, and Kathleen. Relatives and friends are invited to John's Life Celebration Saturday 2PM to 6PM at the John F. Givnish of Academy Road 10975 Academy Road Philadelphia PA 19154 and again Monday Morn. September 16, 2013 from 9AM at St....
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Fred Hellwig

July 19, 2013

HELLWIG Fred of the Olney section of Philadelphia, PA, died Friday, July 19, 2013 at Holy Redeemer Hospital, Meadowbrook, PA. He was 87 years old. Born in Gelsen Kirschen, Germany to Fred and Anna (nee Schroeder) Hellwig. Beloved husband of 60 years to Veronica M. (nee Pawlicka) Hellwig. Loving father of Fred Hellwig, Veronica Hellwig and her husband Herb Sawin and Christine Murray and her...
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