Donohue Funeral Homes, Inc.

The over 100 year old family-owned and operated Donohue Funeral Home was originally located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at 54th and Market. The business today has funeral homes in Newtown Square, West Chester, Downingtown, Upper Darby and Wayne, Pennsylvania.

When the grandsons of founder John P. Donohue discuss the business, it is with a great deal of pride— with not only a sense of history, but also the caring and integrity demonstrated for the past 103 years.


Our Obituaries

Richard B. Gundesen, Jr.

February 14, 1939 - August 14, 2017

Richard B. Gundesen, Jr., age 78, of Elwyn Assisted Living, Elwyn, PA, passed on August 14, 2017. Richard was the beloved son of the late Richard B. & Margaret (nee Sherratt) Gundesen, Sr. He is also survived by his cousins, Thomas A. Sherratt and William E. Sherratt. Friends are invited to his viewing on Friday, August 25, 2017, 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM at The Donohue Funeral Home, 3300...
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Arthur G. "Tiny" Gallagher

June 4, 1939 - August 10, 2017

Arthur G. "Tiny" Gallagher, of Newtown Square, PA passed away suddenly on Thursday, August 10, 2017, after a short illness at the age of 78, surrounded by his family. Born on June 4, 1939 and raised in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Arthur and Mary Gallagher. He was preceded in death by his sister (Baby) Catherine, and brother Brian. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Edna ...
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Joseph Steele Calhoun, Jr

May 29, 1926 - August 5, 2017

Joseph Steele Calhoun, Jr. Age 91, of Bryn Mawr, PA on August 5, 2017. Joe was born on May 29th, 1926 in Philadelphia, PA to Joseph and Margaret Calhoun. He traveled the country as a child following his father's rise through the ranks of the then nascent auto industry. After attending the McDonogh School in Maryland, he enlisted in the Air Force in 1944, served as a gunner on bombers, and...
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Catherine Cavanaugh

October 25, 1925 - August 5, 2017

Catherine Cavanaugh (nee Holden), age 91, of Newtown Square, PA passed away on August 5, 2017. Born in Darby, PA she was the daughter of the late Dominick and Catherine (nee Nolan) Holden. Catherine was the beloved wife of the late William Cavanaugh; loving mother of Michael J. Cavanaugh (Linda) and the late William J. "Billy" Cavanaugh Jr.; devoted grandmother of Adam (Alisa), Chad, and...
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Dorothy Wolff

March 6, 1922 - August 2, 2017

Dorothy Wolff (nee Harmstad), 95 years of age, of Berwyn, PA passed away on August 2, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Frank C. and Rena (nee Keylor) Harmstad. Dorothy was a retired Lower Merion school teacher who taught with the District for thirty-five years. She volunteered at the Trading Post in Paoli and with Meals on Wheels. Dorothy was very active at her church, Great Valley...
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Virginia Meyer

April 25, 1939 - August 1, 2017

Virginia A. Meyer (nee Martini), age 78, of Newtown Square, PA, passed away on August 1, 2017. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Virginia was the daughter of the late Edwin J. and Cecilia A. (nee Spille) Martini. She spent many happy days playing pinochle at the Senior Center in Media. She loved to pass the time on her back porch by watching the hummingbirds and goldfinches at her backyard feeders....
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Catherine "Cass" Capelli

August 11, 1919 - August 1, 2017

Catherine "Cass" Capelli (nee Weinacht / Karacsonji) 97 years of age, of Havertown, PA passed away on August 1, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1919, Catherine was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna (nee Hlebik) Karacsonji. She was a caring and devoted homemaker. Catherine was the beloved wife of the late Francis J. Capelli, loving mother of Joanne Miller (William), cherished...
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Jane N. Purtill

January 31, 1929 - July 28, 2017

Jane Purtill, 88, of Villanova, passed away on July 28, 2017. She was the daughter of the Late Joseph M. and Florence (nee Long) Nash. Jane was a caring homemaker. Jane is predeceased by her beloved husband James R. Purtill. She was the loving mother of James J. Purtill (Mary H.), Joseph N. Purtill (Megan J.) and Mary Elizabeth Sheehan (Sean) and devoted grandmother to James, Jr.,...
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Nan M. Mayer

September 3, 1922 - July 28, 2017

Nan M. Mayer (nee McLelland), age 94, of Philadelphia, passed away on July 28, 2017. Born in Ardrishaig, a lochside village in the west of Scotland, Nan was the daughter of the late William McLelland and Ellen McLelland (nee MacAllister). After graduating from Simon Gratz High School and starting a family, Nan was a purchaser for Allen-Sherman-Hoff in Exton, PA for over twenty-five years....
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Teresa C. Kerins

April 4, 1930 - July 26, 2017

Teresa C. Kerins (nee Watson), age 87 of Springfield, formerly of Folsom, PA on July 26, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Della (nee O'Donnell) Watson. She was the beloved wife of the late C. Francis "Frank" Kerins and cherished aunt to many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Teresa is predeceased by her twin sister, Agnes Gray. ...
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Theresa M. Villano

May 28, 1932 - July 24, 2017

Theresa M. Villano, age 85, of Newtown Square, formerly of Glenmoore, PA and Upper Darby, PA passed away on July 24, 2017. Born in Langhorne, PA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Nell (nee Favilla ) Cipolletti. Theresa enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, reading, cooking, country line-dancing, solving cross-word puzzles, and vacationing on Long Beach Island, NJ. ...
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Thomas James Manion, Jr.

March 4, 1931 - July 23, 2017

Thomas James Manion, Jr. age 86 of Wayne, Pa, passed away on July 23, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, on March 4, 1931, he was the son of the late Thomas James and Kathleen Manion, Sr. (nee Perkins). Raised in the Fairmount Section of Philadelphia, he was a graduate of Roman Catholic High School and Villanova University. Thomas served honorably in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was...
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Jacqueline A. "Jackie" MacEntee

July 20, 2017

Jacqueline A. "Jackie" MacEntee (nee O'Brien), 78, of West Chester, PA passed away on July 20, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Jackie was the daughter of the late James and Anne O'Brien (nee Rutledge). Jackie graduated from West Philadelphia Catholic Girls High School. She was a devoted mother who never missed a sporting or school event, she loved spending time around the kitchen table...
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Anna May Reitze

November 18, 1926 - July 19, 2017

Anna May Reitze (née Haefner), 90, of Newtown Square and formerly of Broomall, PA passed away on July 19, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Anna May was the beloved daughter of the late John and Mary (Everett) Haefner. Prior to retiring from the Delaware County Courts in 2000, where Anna May served as a Court Officer, she was a bookkeeper for Meenan Oil Company. Anna May was an avid...
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James Vincent Prozzillo

October 4, 1936 - July 17, 2017

James Vincent Prozzillo passed away on July 17, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA on October 4, 1936, he was the son of the late Pasquale and Sarah (Vesci) Prozzillo. He was the loving husband of Antoinette E. (Salvo) Prozzillo. They would have celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on July 31st, 2017. James was the proud father of Pasqual Prozzillo (Eileen) of Lancaster, PA, John...
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Mary McGlone

November 8, 1933 - July 17, 2017

Mary McGlone (née Moy), 83, of Broomall, PA, passed away on July 17, 2017. Born in County Donegal, Ireland in 1933, she was the beloved daughter of the late Patrick and Mary (McAloon) Moy and sister to the late Sheila Moy and Rose McGinley. Mary enjoyed knitting, Irish music, Irish dancing and spending time with her grandson. She was a big Judge Judy fan and always watched "Dancing with...
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Joseph "Joe" F. Conneen, Jr.

January 15, 1944 - July 13, 2017

Joseph F."Joe" Conneen, Jr., age 73, of Broomall, passed away on July 13, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Bryn Mawr, PA, he was the son of the late Joseph F. and Dorothy (nee Wagner) Conneen, Sr. Joe was a graduate of Monsignor Bonner High School, class of 1961. He was employed as a plumber and was a member of Plumbers Union Local 690. He was an avid Eagles fan, enjoyed...
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Charles J. Jesnig, Jr.

January 7, 1932 - July 12, 2017

Charles J. Jesnig, Jr., age 85, passed away on July 12, 2017. Born in Upper Darby Township, he was the son of the late Charles J. Jesnig, Sr. and May Jesnig (nee Smith). Charles was employed as a Builder at the Woodbrook House in Newtown Square, PA. Charles was predeceased by his loving wife, Helene K. Jesnig (nee Rau). He is survived by his daughter Helene C. Jesnig-Warchol (Richard),...
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John J. Hickey

September 17, 1941 - July 12, 2017

John J. Hickey, 75 of Wilmington, DE, formerly of the Westbrook Park section of Upper Darby, PA, passed away peacefully on July 12, 2017, after a brave battle with cancer. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1941, he was the son of the late Joseph A. and Dorothy B. (nee Toolen) Hickey. After graduating from Monsignor Bonner High School in 1960, John worked as an electrician and was a member of...
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Carl A. Baumert, Jr.

1929 - 2017

Carl A. Baumert, Jr., PE, of Newtown Square, PA. Born in Philadelphia in 1929, he was the son of the late Carl and Florence Baumert. He attended Northeast High School and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Drexel Institute of Technology (now Drexel University) in 1951. Following graduation, Carl served his country as a member of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...
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John H. Gault

July 3, 1927 - July 11, 2017

John H. Gault, age 90, of Wallingford, PA, formerly of Drexel Hill and Springfield, PA, passed away on July 11, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Herbert and Helen Gault (nee Bolton). At his retirement, John was employed as an Estimator for the DuPont Company. He previously worked for the Atlantic Refinery Company. John and his wife Helen spent their free time and...
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Cecile B. Sauder

April 21, 1920 - July 7, 2017

Cecile B. Sauder (nee Bond), age 97, of Broomall, PA, passed away on July 7, 2017. Born in Montreal, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Felix and Lumina Bond (nee Francoeur). Cecile was predeceased by her beloved husband, Leroy S. Sauder. She is survived by her loving son Michael A. Sauder and her sisters, Annette and Jacquelyn. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing...
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Ina Ranalli

November 22, 1920 - July 3, 2017

Ina Ranalli (nee Francis), 96, of Broomall, PA., passed away on July 3, 2017. Born in Gaspe Quebec, Canada in 1920, she was the beloved daughter of the late Arthur and Victoria Francis (nee Hammond) and loving wife of the late Adam Ranalli. Ina spent her life taking care of her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ina was the loving mother of...
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Marie Miele Ronayne

September 22, 1941 - July 2, 2017

Marie Miele Ronayne of Bryn Mawr, PA and Tequesta, FL passed away suddenly on July 2, 2017. A true force of nature, Marie left her presence felt wherever she went. She graduated from Merion Mercy Academy where she won academic and mischief awards. She also graduated from Gwynedd Mercy College and Widener University. This clearly prepared her for over 30 years in education where she taught at...
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Joan Grillo Adams

December 2, 1951 - June 23, 2017

Joan Adams (nee Grillo), 65, of Kennett Square, formerly of Exton, PA. She was a relocation specialist for Cigna and Fox and Roach. Beloved wife of John Laurence Adams; loving stepmother of Catherine Adams Baldry (Richard), Dr. Lauren Adams Miltenberger (Scott); dear sister of Patricia Kirkpatrick (the late Joseph), Carol Reynolds (Larry), Vincent Grillo (Terry); devoted grandmother of Ali...
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Christian J. "Duke" Feldkircher III

June 23, 2017

Christian J. Feldkircher III, age 85, of Newtown Square, PA, passed away on June 23, 2017. He was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Christian J. II and Ethel (nee Knox) Feldkircher. Christian is survived by his beloved wife Dorothy (nee Clark), his dear children Debra Jo (Howard) Watson, Christine Lee Petas and Christian Jacob IV (Janice), and his loving grandchildren Jesse, Krystle,...
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Kathleen M. O'Keefe

January 6, 1956 - June 18, 2017

Kathleen M. O'Keefe (nee O'Neill), age 61, of Wayne, PA, formerly of Havertown, PA, passed away on June 18, 2017. Born in Darby, PA, she was the daughter of the late John and JoAnn O'Neill (nee Norman). Kathleen grew up in Havertown in a large, loving family. She attended St. Bernadette Grade School and Villa Maria Academy for high school. She was an accomplished pianist and swimmer. ...
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Rosalie G. Sarno

March 9, 1922 - June 16, 2017

Rosalie G. Sarno (nee Genovese), 95, of Glen Mills, formerly of Havertown, PA passed on June 16, 2017. Born in 1922 in Philadelphia, PA, she was daughter of the late Fred and Filomena (nee DeLeo) Genovese. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph F. Sarno; loving mother of Joseph F. Sarno, Jr., Edward Sarno (Marilyn), Karen (John) Schlagel, Steven E. Sarno (Lois) and Monica Sarno; also...
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Arthur G. Condodina

May 6, 1933 - June 14, 2017

Arthur G. Condodina, age 84, of Broomall, PA, passed away on June 14, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Constantine and Glyka Condodina (nee Kilonis) who immigrated to the United States from Greece in 1927. A graduate of Drexel University, Arthur spent his career developing and marketing arresting gear for military aircraft. He was awarded multiple patents and retired...
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Harold J. "Bud" Devlin

March 9, 1937 - June 14, 2017

Harold J. "Bud", age 80, of Havertown, PA passed away on June 14, 2017. Born in Bryn Mawr, PA, he was the son of the late Harold A. and Kathleen M. Devlin (nee Reaney). Bud served in the United States Navy. He was employed as a Credit Executive with Mobil Oil. Bud gave his family unconditional love and they were everything to him. He had a strong faith, and spiritual connection. ...
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Ann Raum Emmons

June 12, 2017

Ann Raum Emmons, 100, of Newtown Square, PA passed away peacefully on June 12, 2017 at White Horse Village, where she was a resident for over 25 years. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1917, she was the daughter of the late John R. and Elva (nee Zindel) Raum. Ann was a graduate of Upper Darby High School and Temple University, where she received a bachelor degree in Music Education. She worked as...
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Jean Saldutti

September 28, 1942 - June 11, 2017

SALDUTTI, JEAN, 74, on June 11, 2017, of Smyrna, DE and formerly of Springfield, PA. Beloved wife of Anthony Thomas Saldutti; loving mother of Regina F. Bloemker (Gene); loving step-mother of Michele S. Wuerstle (Jack) and Anthony T. Saldutti, Jr. (Annette); and devoted grandmother of Alexander, Elizabeth, Nicholle, Anthony, III and Dominic. Relatives and friends are invited to her...
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Sharon Marie O'Brien

December 23, 1959 - June 9, 2017

Sharon Marie O'Brien, age 57, of Media, PA, passed away June 9, 2017. Sharon was predeceased by her parents John J. O'Brien and Loretta C. O'Brien and is survived by her brother, David O'Brien and her sister, Nancy O'Brien Foley. Sharon graduated from Cardinal O'Hara High School and Franklin and Marshall College. She resided in Washington, DC and Boston, MA before returning to Media. ...
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Santa R. "Sandy" Hiller

August 8, 1927 - June 8, 2017

Santa R. "Sandy" Hiller (nee Falzani), age 89, of Havertown, PA, passed away on June 8, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Dominic and Mary Falzani. Sandy retired in 1988 from Bell Telephone and enjoyed every moment spent with her friends and family. She volunteered her time with the Meals on Wheels program and Don Guanella School for many years. Sandy...
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Arlene E. Ogden

June 12, 1943 - June 3, 2017

Arlene E. Ogden (nee Rastani), age 73, of Broomall, PA, passed away due to injuries sustained from an automobile accident on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Born on June 12, 1943 in Fayetteville, NC, she was the daughter of the late John Louis and Edith Rastani (nee Piccolino). Arlene was raised in Utica, NY and graduated from T. R. Proctor High School, Class of 1961. She received a diploma from...
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Elizabeth A. Valentine

September 30, 1924 - May 28, 2017

Elizabeth A. Valentine (nee McCole), 92, of Glen Mills, PA, passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017. Born in 1924 in Clifton Heights, PA, she was the daughter of the late Daniel J. and Julia (nee Long) McCole. Elizabeth is pre-deceased by her husband Robert A. Valentine. She was the loving mother of Robert (Louise), Mark (Betty), Susan (widow of Michael), James (Lori), and Lori (Will). ...
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T. Daniel Mullray, Sr.

March 25, 1943 - May 25, 2017

Age 74, of Malvern, PA and North Key Largo, FL. Passed on May 25, 2017. Beloved husband of Eileen P. (nee Gilligan) Mullray and the late Eleanor F. "Bunky" (nee Fox) Mullray. Loving father of Timothy Daniel Jr., Kathryn J. "Katie", William Thomas (Denise) and Daniel Patrick (Heather) Mullray. Step-father of Paul Wilson (Joanne) Jr. Andrew D., Jean M. and Stuart C. (Jennifer) Lile. Brother of...
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Carol Jean Remshard

March 9, 1943 - May 25, 2017

Carol Jean Remshard, 74, of Gulph Mills, PA, died Thursday, May 25, 2017. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, she was the daughter of the late Mary Carol (nee Kropinski) and Samuel Elliot Spencer. Carol was the beloved mother of Tracy A. Dermond (Greg), the late David W. Remshard (Krissy) and Nicole Battaglia (Michael). She is also survived by her seven grandchildren, Jessica, Kayla, Taylor, Skylar,...
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John F. Dablin

May 11, 1929 - May 22, 2017

John F. Dablin, age 88, of Malvern, PA, formerly of the West Goshen section of West Chester, PA, passed away on May 22, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Jan and Anna Diablin (nee Delikawa). John served in the United States Army during World War II. He was employed for over 40 years as a Machinist for Boeing in Ridley Park. John is survived by his beloved...
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Jane Seton Watkin

July 11, 1928 - May 21, 2017

Jane Seton Watkin (nee Brereton), 88, formerly of Springfield, Newtown Square and Lansdowne, PA, passed away on May 21, 2017. She was the wife of the late Robert Francis Clayton, Jr. and the late George Stahlnecker Watkin; daughter of the late Francis and Sara (nee Oyler) Brereton; mother of William Robert Clayton and Lindsay Sarah Crosby (David); sister of Robert Marshal Brereton (Jane) and...
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Dorothy M. Leonard

October 2, 1920 - May 21, 2017

Dorothy M. Leonard "Dot" (nee O'Donnell), age 96, of Boonton, NJ, formerly of Philadelphia, PA, passed away on May 21, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Richard V.; loving mother of Michael (Patricia), Kathleen Fennell (Roger), Peter (Kelley), Julie Leonard (Win Englebert) and Regina Urban (James). Also survived by her 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her siblings,...
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Catherine V. McCarriston

November 19, 1929 - May 18, 2017

Catherine V. McCarriston (nee Prince), age 87, of Springfield, PA, passed away on May 18, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph W. and Catherine V. Prince. Catherine was predeceased by her beloved husband, James L. McCarriston and her brother Joseph W. Prince. She is survived by her loving children Kevin J. (Lisa) McCarriston, Mark J. (Carol)...
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Donald P. Walsh

April 2, 1930 - May 18, 2017

Donald P. Walsh, 87, of Media, PA and Jupiter, FL passed away on May 18, 2017. He formerly resided in Newtown Square, PA, Villanova, PA, Flushing, Albertson and Garden City, Long Island, NY and Houston, TX. He was a 1948 graduate of Brooklyn Prep, 1952 graduate of Georgetown University College of Arts and Science, BSS Economics and a 1957 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, JD. ...
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Kellie M. Girling

December 26, 1970 - May 17, 2017

Kellie M. Girling (nee Radliff), age 46, of Chester Springs, PA, formerly of East Norriton, PA, passed away on May 17, 2017. Born in Camden, NJ, she was the daughter of John (Lynn) Radliff and Denise (Gary) Miller (nee McGeehan). Kellie received her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. She was employed as an Administrative Assistant for John Girling Hauling. In addition to her parents, Kellie is...
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Catherine B. Moore

July 21, 1919 - May 15, 2017

Catherine B. Moore (nee Elias), age 97, of Wynnewood, PA, passed away peacefully on May 15, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Earl Moore and David Bullowa. Survived by her son Stephen Moore (Joy), her grandchildren Loren Silverman, Caitlin Moore and Sharon Moore and her great-granddaughter Sydney Silverman. Relatives and friends are invited to her Graveside Service Saturday, May 20, 2017 1...
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Ann B. Devlin

November 29, 1914 - May 9, 2017

Ann B. Devlin, age 102, of Berwyn, PA, passed away on May 9, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Blanchfield (nee Clancy). Ann was a graduate of John W. Hallahan High School in Philadelphia, PA. She had been employed as an Administrative Assistant for the John Wanamaker Department Store in Delaware and also employed at Hahnemann Hospital in...
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Regina A. McGinley

July 26, 1945 - May 9, 2017

Regina A. "Jean" McGinley, 71, of Berwyn, PA, passed away peacefully at Neighborhood Hospice on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in West Chester, PA after a courageous battle with cancer. Jean, the daughter of George and Elizabeth (McBride) McCarron, is survived by her husband of 43 years, Bernard, children Michael (Sarah) and Catherine (Andrew) Buzbee, six beloved grandchildren, Elle, Claire, and...
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Paul Robert Sundermann

January 2, 1929 - May 7, 2017

Paul Robert Sundermann of Melbourne, Florida (formerly of Cranbury, NJ and Broomall, PA) passed away on May 7, 2017. Paul was born on January 2, 1929, son of the late William Henry and Helen (Richard) Sundermann. He was the beloved husband of Joan O'Rourke Sundermann, to whom he was married for 54 years before her death on June 9, 2007. He was the loving father of Anne Maureen and Paul John;...
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Kathleen B. Durham

October 5, 1946 - May 6, 2017

Kathleen B. Durham (nee Wollman), age 70, of Media, PA, passed away on May 6, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Isadore and Catharine Wollman (nee Conway). Kathleen is survived by her beloved husband, James W. Durham and her loving daughter Catharine Zurick (Robert Miller). Relatives and friends are invited to her Funeral Mass Saturday, May 20, 2017 11...
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Helene K. Jesnig

May 22, 1934 - May 4, 2017

Helene K. Jesnig (nee Rau), age 82, a resident of Newtown Square, PA for over 40 years, passed away on May 4, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Karl and Elizabeth Rau. Helene is survived by her beloved husband, Charles J. Jesnig, Jr., her loving daughter, Helene Jesnig-Warchol (Richard) and her grandchildren Meredith, Alexandra "Sandy" and Olivia Warchol. ...
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Lawrence B. Kirk

August 11, 1963 - May 2, 2017

Lawrence B. Kirk, age 53, of Glen Mills, PA, formerly of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on May 2, 2017. Born in Wynnewood, PA, he was the son of James Kirk and the late Teresa Kirk (nee Muldoon). Lawrence was employed as an Information Technology Director. Lawrence enjoyed fishing and baseball, but most of all he was devoted to his wife and children. In addition to his father,...
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Kathleen M. Sheils

August 30, 1951 - May 1, 2017

Kathleen M. Sheils, age 65, of Havertown, PA, passed away on May 1, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of Michael J. and Elizabeth M. Sheils (nee Donegan). In addition to her parents, Kathleen is survived by her siblings Kevin (Marilyn) Sheils, Michael Sheils, Anne "Nancy" (Alex) Kovaleski, Denis (Therese) Sheils and Mary (Stephen) Shrader and her nieces, nephews,...
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Geraldine "Jerry" Trent

August 2, 1922 - April 20, 2017

Geraldine "Jerry" Geary Trent, 94, of Bryn Mawr PA, formerly of Madison NJ, was surrounded by her family when she died from complications of dementia on April 20, 2017. Born in Meriden CT to the late Maude N. and J. Richard Geary, she remained there until she married Arthur W. Trent in 1954. They relocated to Pittsburgh PA and Elizabeth NJ before settling in Madison in 1958, where Jerry was...
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James F. Murphy, Sr.

February 13, 1922 - April 18, 2017

James F. Murphy, Sr., 95, passed away on April 18, 2017. He will be remembered as "A Character with Character!" Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1922, James was the beloved son of the late Luke and Catherine (O'Donnell) Murphy. He was raised in Fairmount, lived in Southwest Philly, Havertown, and finally White Horse Manor. James served honorably in the US Navy during World War II on the USS...
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Carole A. Delvecchio

May 23, 1947 - April 16, 2017

Carole A. Delvecchio (nee Beckman), age 69, of Broomall, PA, formerly of Havertown, PA, passed away on April 16, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Nettie Beckman (nee Grey). Carole was a graduate of Roxborough High School and Pierce Business School. She was employed in sales and marketing. Carole was a kind, loving mother and grandmom, a tireless...
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Gilda L. Busillo

February 6, 1920 - April 16, 2017

Gilda L. Busillo (nee Zungolo), age 97, of Drexel Hill, PA, formerly of Brigantine, NJ and the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia, PA, passed away on April 16, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Angelo and Pasqalina Zungolo. Gilda was the beloved wife of the late Nicholas E. Busillo. Loving mother of Nicholas (Janet) Busillo, Sr., M.D. and the late John ...
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Peter A. McGee

February 24, 1938 - April 15, 2017

Peter A. McGee, of Broomall, PA and Fintown, Co. Donegal, Ireland, passed away on April 15, 2017. Beloved husband of Kathleen (nee Breen). Devoted father to Colleen McGee, Jennifer Pietrzykowski (Greg), Erin Toomey (Craig) and Patrick (Kristyn) McGee. Proud grandfather of Chloe, Ethan, Corinne, Ella, Avery, Olivia, Pete, Brody, Piper and Quinn. Brother of Kathleen Boles (Christopher),...
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Mary Jane Kane

August 3, 1939 - April 10, 2017

Mary Jane Kane, (nee Lacy), age 77, of Springfield, PA, passed away on April 10, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Maurice and Beatrice Margaret Lacy (nee Gosa). Mary Jane was employed as a Closing Officer in the real estate industry. She was a member of the Mayo Association of Philadelphia and the Commodore Barry Club. She enjoyed playing Bunco...
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Theodosia "Anthoula" Mikropoulos

April 8, 2017

Theodosia "Anthoula" Mikropoulos (nee Miliadis), 81, of Eddystone, PA formerly of Wallingford, PA passed away on April 8, 2017. Born in Vironia, Greece in 1935, she was the daughter of the late Trifon and Despina (nee Konstantinidis) Miliadis. Theodosia had a passion for other people. She was dedicated to her family and she adored her 6 grandkids. Theodosia took great pride in her Greek...
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Robert E. "Bob" Cochran, Jr.

April 3, 2017

Robert E. "Bob" Cochran, Jr., 77, of Newtown Square, PA passed away on April 3, 2017. Born in St. Louis, MO in 1939, he was the son of the late Lenore (nee O'Connor) and Robert E. Cochran, Sr. Bob was the beloved husband of the late Katharine H. Cochran (nee Hartnett); loving father of Robert E. Cochran, III (Linda), Bryan M. Cochran (Cecilia), Kelly C. Xydis (Jason), and the late Craig H....
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Alice Jean Buckalew

December 21, 1931 - April 2, 2017

Jean Buckalew, age 85, of Newtown Square, PA, passed away on April 2, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Charles F. and Alyce Buckalew (nee Beale). Jean was a 1953 graduate of Rosemont College. She was employed as an Information Scientist for Wyeth Laboratories in Radnor, PA for 34 years. In addition to her parents, Jean was predeceased by her sister,...
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Herbert A. Jahnle

October 27, 1929 - March 27, 2017

Herbert A. Jahnle, age 87, of West Chester, PA, passed away on March 27, 2017. Born in Isabel, South Dakota he was the son of the late Herbert and Elizabeth M. Jahnle (nee Nehl). He was the loving husband of the late Susan M. (nee Pasquini). He is survived by his children Richard L. (Grace), Sandra M. and Christopher (Andrea) Jahnle, his sister Jeannette Streight and his nine...
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Sally A. Dalton

March 15, 2017

Dalton, Sally A. age 89 passed on March 15, 2017 of Newtown Sq. PA formerly of Wynnewood, PA. Beloved daughter of the late William A. and Jenny (Nee Sheerin) Dalton. Loving sister of Nancy Cancelmo, Jane Hughes, The late William A. Jr., Herbert M and John Dalton; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, a grand grand nephew, cousins and friends. Sally was a...
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James "Jim" T. Holmes

November 5, 1926 - March 11, 2017

James T. Holmes, 90, of Media, PA, passed away on March 11, 2017. Born in Bristol, RI, Jim was the son of the late James and Caroline Holmes (nee Flaherty) and was predeceased by his first wife, Elizabeth Holmes. Jim served in the U.S. Navy and later became an Automobile Salesman. He enjoyed woodworking, cruises, and playing Pinochle. Jim is survived by his beloved wife, H. Louise...
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Philomena T. Nocella

July 8, 1920 - March 10, 2017

Philomena T. Nocella (nee Toraldo), 96, of Broomall, PA, passed away peacefully on March 10, 2017. Born in Scranton, PA, Philomena was the daughter of the late Gaetano and Mary Toraldo (nee Giordano). She was a 1942 graduate of Marywood College (currently Marywood University), where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition with a minor in Fashion Design. After graduating,...
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Mary Josephine "Jo" Kacur

July 8, 1925 - March 7, 2017

Mary Josephine "Jo" Kacur (nee D'Auria), age 91, a 46 year resident of Downingtown, PA, passed away on March 7, 2017. Born in Connellsville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Gabriel and Mary D'Auria (nee Palladino). Mary enjoyed oil painting, drawing and gardening. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Hugh F. Kacur, and her siblings Gloria Hawkins, Rae Szalankiewicz, Anna Louise...
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Patricia A. Reed

October 28, 1928 - March 6, 2017

Patricia A. Reed (nee Magarine), age 88, of Glen Mills, PA, passed away on March 6, 2017. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Helen Magarine (nee Curry). Patricia was employed as a Buyer for R.H. Macy's in Long Island, NY. She retired in 1990. Patricia was predeceased by her beloved husband, John J. Reed. She is survived by her loving daughters, Debbie...
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Elyse Manischewitz

February 25, 2017

Elyse M. Manischewitz, age 89, of Teaneck, NJ passed away February 25, 2017. Born in New York, NY to the late Leon and Brenda (Young) Marx. Elyse was granddaughter to the late Jenny Young. Preceded in death by her beloved husband Robert S., Elyse is survived by her daughter Jill Cherpack. Relatives and friends are invited to her graveside service Wednesday, March 1, 11:45 AM Cedar...
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Stanley W. Siberski, DDS

January 18, 1925 - February 21, 2017

Stanley W. Siberski, DDS, 92 years of age, of Newtown Square, PA, passed away on February 21, 2017. Born in Wilkes-Barre, PA, he was the son of the late Stanley J. and Rose Siberski (nee Gawlik). Dr. Siberski graduated from Wilkes College, entered the University of Lincoln, Nebraska and graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry in 1953. He served in the United States Army Air...
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Charles B. Vanderslice

June 16, 1939 - February 18, 2017

Charles B. Vanderslice, age 77, of Glen Mills, PA, passed away on February 18, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Charles B. and Anna Vanderslice (nee Herion). Charles was employed as a Computer Programmer. Charles is survived by his children Kim Moore, Charles J. Vanderslice (Nancy) and Carol LaBelle, his grandchildren Caroline, Samantha and Jeremy Moore, Luke and...
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Patricia Hoffman

February 9, 1941 - February 10, 2017

Patricia Hoffman (nee Fiorella), 76, of Springfield, PA passed away on February 10, 2017. Born in Philadelphia in 1941, she was the daughter of the late Mary Sierchio. Patricia was a graduate of South Philadelphia High School. She was a devoted mother, wife, and grandmother. She was the beloved wife of Albert J. Hoffman; loving mother of Albert D. Hoffman and Gregory J. Hoffman (Kim);...
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John Raymond "Jack" McDevitt

October 9, 1927 - February 9, 2017

John Raymond "Jack" McDevitt, age 89, of Havertown, PA, passed away on February 9, 2017. Born in Ardmore, PA, he was the son of the late Edward and Stephanie McDevitt (nee Hyman). John served in the United States Navy on the USS Princeton during World War II. He also served during the Korean War era. He was a life long member of Sacred Heart Church and a dedicated servant. He began...
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Robert P. Helms

October 6, 1930 - February 9, 2017

Robert P. Helms, 86, of Swarthmore, PA, formerly of Lansdowne, PA, passed away on February 9, 2017. Born in Lansdowne in 1930, he was the son of the late William E. Helms, Sr. and Pansy May Helms (nee Pickard). Robert was a 1948 graduate of Lansdowne High School and received his Bachelor's Degree from Widener University. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War era...
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Louise Anne Bader

November 18, 1974 - February 4, 2017

Louise Anne Bader, age 42, of Newtown Square, PA, formerly of Broomall, PA, passed away on February 4, 2017. Born in Upper Darby, PA, she was the daughter of the late Edward D. and Mary Jane Bader (nee Tully). Louise was a graduate of Upper Darby High School. She was employed with United Bio Source, a pharmaceutical company, in Plymouth Meeting, PA as a Business Development Support...
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Kathleen M. Cieniawa

January 25, 1933 - February 4, 2017

Kathleen M. Cieniawa (nee Tate), age 84, of West Chester, PA, formerly of Havertown, PA, passed away on February 4, 2017. Born in Philadelphia to the late Joseph Arthur Tate and Marguerite Rose Mary (nee Colgan) Tate, Kathleen worked as a Hostess at Overbrook Golf Club for more than 30 Years.. Kathleen was predeceased by her beloved husband, Albert B. Cieniawa. She is survived by her loving...
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Joann Cwiertniewicz

September 25, 1939 - February 4, 2017

Joann (nee McCourt), age 77, of Broomall, PA, passed away on February 4, 2017. Joann was the beloved wife of Raymond J., loving mother of Raymond J. (Teresa), Paul (Lisa), Joseph (Margaret) and Edward. Grandmother of 12 and Great-Grandmother of 12. She is also survived by her siblings Mary Cwiertniewicz, John McCourt, Robert McCourt and Thomas McCourt. Joann was predeceased by her siblings...
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Anne P. Biehl

January 28, 2017

Anne P. Biehl (nee Ryder), peacefully departed on January 28, 2017 surrounded by her loving family in her home. She was 89 years old. Devoted wife of the previously deceased John L. Biehl, Sr. She was preceded in death by her brothers Michael and Jack Ryder and sisters Mary P. (Phyl) Clancy and Margaret Tobin. Loving mother of John L. Biehl, Jr., Patricia Portare (Anthony), Margaret Campbell...
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Ruth N. "Penny" Preston

May 22, 1946 - January 28, 2017

Ruth N. "Penny" Preston (nee Nelson), age 70, of Springfield, PA, passed away on January 28, 2017. Born in Wynnewood, PA, she was the daughter of the late James H. and Ruth L. Nelson (nee Levis). Penny worked in retail banking for over 40 years at locations throughout the Delaware Valley, starting her career at First Pennsylvania Bank in the early 70s and retiring with Santander Bank in 2012....
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Margaret M. Binder

January 26, 2017

Margaret M. Binder (nee Lawson), 84, of Newtown Square, on January 26, 2017. Beloved wife of Charles F. Binder; loving mother of Laura Keenan, Patricia L. Lamantia (Michael), Karen Washkalavitch (Stephen), Teresa B. Westby (Sean), and the late Charles Binder, Jr.; dear sister of George Lawson; also survived by 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Margaret was pre-deceased by her sister...
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Michelle G. Gaffney

January 21, 2017

Michelle G. Gaffney (nee Gane), 62, of Broomall, PA passed away on January 21, 2017. Born in Darby, PA in 1954, she was the daughter of the late Anna Marie (nee Breen) and Rolf Gane, Sr. Michelle was the beloved wife of Jim Gaffney; loving mother of Tish Gaffney and Jamie Gaffney (Amber); dear sister of Patricia Olekszyk, her identical twin, and Rolf Gane, Jr. Micki was unique. Her...
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Lucie Anna Stipick

July 10, 1928 - January 16, 2017

Lucie Anna Komor Stipick (see Nordmeier), age 88, of Newtown Square, PA, passed away on January 16, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Julius Komor and Hannah Nordmeier Komor. Lucie was a world traveler visiting many places in Europe, South America, Africa, China and North America. While her children were young she was a dedicated band parent, Girl Scout...
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Jacob Martin Lovenworth

December 27, 1988 - January 15, 2017

Jacob Martin Lovenworth, age 28, of Bryn Mawr, PA, passed away on January 15, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of Marc A. and Donna K. Lovenworth (nee Killmer). In addition to his parents, Jacob is survived by his siblings Aaron Lovenworth and Elyse Lovenworth (Joseph Zumpano) and his St. Edmond's family. Services will be private. There will be a celebration of Jacob's...
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Stanley M. Lastick

January 14, 2017

Stanley M. Lastick, 87, of Broomall, PA passed away on January 14, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1929, he was the son of the late Louis and Clara (nee Levy) Lastick. Stanley graduated from Overbrook High School. He was an active member of the Credit Merchants Association. Stanley enjoyed sports, big band music, gardening, and traveling. He loved his work and was a devoted husband...
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Donald B. Young

October 31, 1932 - January 14, 2017

Donald B. Young, age 84, a 52 year resident of Springfield, PA, passed away on January 14, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Benjamin F. and Elizabeth W. Young (nee Miles). Donald served in the United States Coast Guard during the Korean War era. He was employed for almost 40 years with AT&T, Bell Atlantic and Lucent Technologies as a Systems Technician. He...
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Robert S. Jones

October 9, 1919 - January 11, 2017

Robert S. Jones, born on October 9, 1919 in Pittsburgh PA, until he was a teenager when he moved to the Philadelphia area, passed away on January 11, 2017. He attended Lower Merion High School and the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School. He also served in the Army Air Corps as a Second Lieutenant where he was a B17 pilot. He worked in the pest control industry where he founded Jones...
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Brian David Stewart

October 23, 1963 - January 9, 2017

Brian David Stewart, age 53, of Columbia, SC, formerly of Wayne, PA passed away on January 9, 2017. Born in Detroit, MI in 1963, he was the beloved son of David Arthur and Nancy (nee Moyer) Stewart. Brian graduated from the University of South Carolina, where he received his B.S. in Physical Education and his M. Ed. in Education. He was a gym teacher at Ft. Jackson Elementary School. ...
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Theresa M. St. Leger

September 12, 1927 - January 3, 2017

Theresa M. St. Leger, age 89, of Media, PA, formerly of Springfield, PA, passed away on January 3, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Catherine M. St. Leger (nee Mahoney). Theresa was a 1945 graduate of West Catholic Girls High School in Philadelphia, a 1948 graduate of Fitzgerald-Mercy School of Nursing where she received her RN-Diploma, received...
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Marie E. Gordon

December 31, 2016

Marie E. Gordon of Media, PA, formerly of Media, PA, passed away on December 31, 2016. Marie was the beloved wife of the late Lisle Gordon; loving mother of Patricia (Tom) Helmig, Linda (Bob) Knauss, and Susan McMullen; dear sister of Robert (Ruth) Ellis and predeceased by Joseph and Francis Ellis; also survived by her grandchildren Tara Eisenhower, Brian (Katy) Brennan, Tom (Jillian) Helmig,...
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Grace A. "Nancy" Goodyear

April 20, 1928 - December 25, 2016

Grace A. "Nancy" (nee Müller), age 88, of Broomall, PA, passed away on December 25, 2016. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late August P. and Grace Müller (nee Guest). Grace had been employed as an Administrative Assistant for Dunwoody Village in Newtown Square, PA. Nancy was the beloved mother of Joanne Barunas (Robert), Jeanne McCarthy, Richard Goodyear (Wendy) and...
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Elaine E. (nee Emerson) Blair

January 5, 1927 - December 25, 2016

Elaine E. Blair (nee Emerson), age 89, of Media, PA, formerly of Havertown and West Chester, PA, passed away suddenly on December 25, 2016. Born in Providence, RI on January 5, 1927, she was the oldest of two children born to the late Thomas and Helen Emerson (nee Pilecki). Elaine was a 1944 graduate of Norristown High School and Pierce Business School. She joined the Athletic Department...
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Cindy M. Alberts (Dougherty)

December 12, 1959 - December 24, 2016

Cindy M. Alberts, of Media, PA, born Dec. 12, 1959, in Philadelphia, died Dec. 24, 2016 at Johns Hopkins Hospital of Intemal Sarcoma within the pulmonary artery – she fought the disease for two brutal years and requested and received radiation to shrink the tumor on the day of her death. She loved her family so completely and wanted to come home to them that she was not willing to stop fighting...
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Joseph P. Otruba, Jr.

August 9, 1931 - December 23, 2016

Joseph P. Otruba, Jr., age 85, devoted husband and family man, passed away on December 23, 2016. Born in Milmont Park, PA, he was the son of the late Joseph P. and Anna Otruba (nee Dougherty). Joseph was a 1949 graduate of St. James High School in Chester, PA. He was employed as a Tool & Die Estimator with The Budd Company in Philadelphia, PA. He was predeceased by his beloved wife,...
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Elizabeth A. "Bette" Engblom

August 15, 1944 - December 22, 2016

Elizabeth A. "Bette" Engblom (nee Kane), age 72, of Sea Isle City, NJ, formerly of Springfield, PA, passed away on December 22, 2016. Born in Darby, PA, she was the daughter of the late John F. and Marie F. Kane (nee Irons). Bette was a teacher at Monsignor Bonner High School for many years. She retired in 2002. Bette was the beloved wife of William A. Engblom, the loving mother of...
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Rita Marie (nee Pessagno) Marley

August 28, 1924 - December 21, 2016

Rita M. Marley (nee Pessagno), 92, of Drexel Hill, PA passed away on December 21, 2016. Born in 1924 in Philadelphia, PA, Rita was the daughter of the late Louise (Warner) and Anthony Pessagno. Rita was the beloved wife of the late John Joseph Marley; loving mother of Mary Louise Parsons, John (Elizabeth) Marley and Carol Anne Marley; dear sister of the late Mae, Florence, Jean, Louise,...
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Noreen T. McGinley

December 20, 2016

Noreen T. McGinley (nee Waldron), of Broomall, PA passed away on December 20, 2016. Born in County Roscommon, Ireland in 1938, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret (nee Lee) Waldron. She was the beloved wife of Patrick J. McGinley; loving mother of Joseph P. McGinley (Margot), Patrick T. McGinley (Jennifer), and Matthew J. McGinley; devoted grandmother of Samuel, Madeline,...
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Lillian Rose Pratico (nee Carcione)

November 10, 1914 - December 19, 2016

Lillian Rose Pratico, born Letteria (Laboccetta) Carcione, made her way to Newtown Square in 1951 with her new baby and her husband of 4 years. Now a 65 year resident of Newtown Square, Lillian Rose Pratico turned 102 on November 10, 2016. Born and raised in the Italian Market section of the city to immigrant parents, Lillian spent the first 32 years of her life as a seamstress in a factory,...
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Frances M. Bivens-Reid

December 19, 2016

Frances M. Bivens-Reid, age 70, of Newtown Square, PA passed away on December 19, 2016. Born in Portland, OR to the late Neva (nee Rodgers) and Douglas Bland Bivens, Frances worked as a CAT Scan Technician. She was an adventurer who loved to read and travel and enjoyed boating and her Bernese Mountain dogs. Frances was pre-deceased by her beloved husband Raymond G. Reid. She is survived by...
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Anne B. DiLullo

February 10, 1928 - December 18, 2016

Anne B. DiLullo, a resident of Dunwoody Village in Newtown Square, PA passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on December 18, 2016 at the age of 88. Anne was born in South Philadelphia to Joseph and Marietta Barca in 1928. She was valedictorian and graduated from Southern High School in South Philadelphia in 1946. Anne graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor's and...
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Faedon E. Xydis

December 13, 2016

Faedon E. Xydis, 88, of Wayne, PA on December 13, 2016. Born in Greece in 1928 he was the son of the late Evangelos P. and Eleni (nee Evangelides) Xydis. Don graduated from the Columbia University with his Master's Degree in Engineering. He had a 31 year career at the missile and space division of General Electric, designing, building, and flying space hardware for communications satellites...
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Mary Frances Crane (nee O'Reilly)

February 7, 1933 - December 4, 2016

Mary Frances Crane (nee O'Reilly), 83, of Media, formerly of Brookhaven, passed away on December 4, 2016. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1933, she was the daughter of the late John Francis and Mary Elizabeth (nee Ferris) O'Reilly. Beloved wife of Anthony J. Crane, Jr.; loving mother of James Ferris Crane and John Patrick Crane; dear sister of John O'Reilly and the late Kathleen Miller; also...
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