Cavanagh Family Funeral Home

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

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

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Our Obituaries

Edward Richard "Rick" Galbraith, Jr.

October 15, 1949 - March 13, 2021

Edward Richard Galbraith, "Rick", age 71 of Norwood, PA passed away March 13, 2021 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Born in Darby, PA to Ed and Elsie (Keys) Galbraith. He was a Philadelphia union bricklayer for almost 40 years. Rick married his wife Christine in 1971. He loved fishing and even made some of his own fishing rods. Rick was a retired member of the Upland Garage...
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John A. Crispin

October 21, 1942 - March 13, 2021

It is with great sadness that the family of John Anthony Crispin III announces his passing from COVID, on Saturday, March 13, 2021 in Lewes, DE. He was 78 years old. John was born on October 21, 1942 in Folcroft, Pennsylvania where he grew up on his family's farm. He attended St. Georges Elementary School where he met his future wife Claire in the first grade. The following year Claire moved...
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David Samuel MacIntosh

February 7, 1985 - March 12, 2021

David Samuel MacIntosh, 36, of Ridley Park, PA previously of Norwood, PA, entered into eternal life the morning of March 12, 2021. Lord David of Scotland loved most things in life and life seemed to love him back. He was happy-go-lucky, generous, and kind. There was never an adventure or an experience he turned down. DMac, as he was known, was an avid reader and Stephen King fan. He was...
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Stella Marie (nee Gradel) Drury

November 1, 1926 - March 10, 2021

STELLA MARIE DRURY (GRADEL) Stella Drury, 94, of Norwood, PA passed away peacefully at home on March 10, 2021. Stella was the daughter of the late Stella (Ramspacher) and Joseph Gradel. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, James and 3 siblings: Joseph, Edwin and Ermalinda. She is survived by her 3 children: Catherine (Richard) Kurimchak, Michael and James (Cathy) Drury and her brother...
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Jane M. Palermo

September 27, 1930 - March 7, 2021

Jane Palermo (nee Gallagher) age 90, of Glenolden, PA passed away on March 7, 2021. She was born in Philadelphia to the late John and Mary (Rowland) Gallagher, one of 11 children. Jane was the wife of the late Angelo Palermo, loving mother of Robert Palermo (Meghan), Janet McGowan (Edmund), Kathleen Floyd (Edwin), and Michael Palermo (Sara), and cherished grandmother of 8 grandchildren and 2...
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Karen P. Wiernicki

December 15, 1947 - March 4, 2021

Karen Patricia Wiernicki of Essington, PA passed away on March 4, 2021 at the age of 73. She was born in Chester, Pa. to the late Curtis & Elizabeth Seiverd. She is survived by her beloved husband of 53 years Ronald Wiernicki; children Karen Wiernicki (Michael Markunas) and Ronald Wiernicki (Monica); grandchildren Amelia and Addison Markunas; beloved sister Elizabeth Baronsky. She is also...
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Catherine P. Thompson

August 12, 1930 - February 22, 2021

Catherine P. Thompson, 90 of Ridley Park passed away Monday February 22, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 12, 1930 in Philadelphia to the late Joseph & Gertrude (Buchy) McGowan. Catherine was the oldest of seven children. Her father died of tuberculosis when she was only ten. This along with coming of age during the Great Depression and World War II...
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Carol D. O'Connor

July 3, 1936 - February 21, 2021

Carol D. O'Connor (nee Pitt) of Norwood, PA passed away peacefully at home on February 21, 2021, surrounded with love by her family. Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the daughter of the late Richard and Ruth (nee Radcliff) Pitt. She is predeceased by her husband John J. O'Connor, Sr. She is survived by her sister Sr. Maria Fatima Pitt, her children: Jack (Mimi), Jim (Ellen), Michael (Debbie) and...
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Raymond C. Moore

August 28, 1936 - February 19, 2021

Raymond C. Moore of Ambler, PA passed away on February 19, 2021 at the age of 84. He was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Charles & Edna (nee Webb) Moore. He is survived by his beloved wife Anita of 27 years; children Bryan (Barbara), Kenneth (Patti), Eileen, Ted (Sharon), Kevin (Meredith) and Courtney (Bryan). Known as Pop-Pop to his 11 grandchildren; brother of Edward, William, Bruce...
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Ferdinando "Fred" Martino

June 19, 1934 - February 18, 2021

Ferdinando Martino 86 (Fred), of Essington, PA passed away peacefully on the morning of February 18, 2021 after lengthy illnesses. Born in Serino, Italy on June 19, 1934 to Liberato & Giuseppina (Rodia), Fred immigrated to Philadelphia, PA in 1955. In the next few years he met then married Florence Maffei in 1960 and settled in Essington, PA. During his life he worked many jobs, including...
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William W. Berry, Jr.

June 19, 1942 - February 14, 2021

William W. Berry, Jr. (06/19/1942 - 02/14/2021), owner of Berry and Son Plumbing LLC, died peacefully after a prolonged period of illness. Predeceased by his parents, William W. Berry, Sr., and Margie C. Berry. Survived by his wife of 58 years, Joan; his children Mike, Megan and Bob. Also survived by his beloved sister Peggy and daughter-in-law Jen; three grandchildren, several great...
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Robert Newcomb, Jr.

March 2, 1938 - February 12, 2021

Robert Newcomb, Jr, of Southwest Philadelphia, born March, 2nd, 1938. Son of Robert Newcomb, Sr. and Elizabeth Barnes Newcomb Went to rest February 12, 2021. He was preceded in death by his brother Ralph Newcomb, daughter Elizabeth Newcomb Conte, granddaughter Kelly Anne Kestner and grandsons Jason and Timothy Firlein. He is survived by his loving sister Joan Abram (Dave) sons Robert ...
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Arthur A. Donzanti

March 23, 1927 - February 10, 2021

On February 10, 2021 Arthur (Art) A. Donzanti, Sr., 93, of Broomall passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with COVID. Art was born in Philadelphia on March 23,1927 to James and Lena (Imperiale) Donzanti. He proudly served for seven years in the US Army, the Coast Guard and the Merchant Marines during World War II, and the Korean War. He received eleven medals honoring his faithful...
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Helen J. McCauley

February 23, 1932 - February 5, 2021

Helen J. McCauley (nee Scullin) of Macungie, PA (formerly of Folcroft, PA) passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family at the age of 88 on February 5, 2021. She was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late John & Marie (Parkhill) Scullin. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Joseph to whom she was married for 57 years. She was also predeceased by her loving daughter Maryellen Copes...
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Charles "Chas" Rodia, Jr.

November 3, 1928 - January 31, 2021

Charles (Chas) Rodia, age 92, passed away peacefully on January 31, 2021. He lived in Broomall and was formerly from Southwest Philadelphia. His wife Christine (DeJulius) predeceased him in 2020. He is also predeceased by his parents, Charles and Marie (LaRagione), and brother Richard. He was a dear father to his daughter Debbie and son Michael (Jeanene), loving grandfather to Gina (William...
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Madeleine (nee Giordano) Nowrey

September 5, 1924 - January 26, 2021

Madeleine Nowrey, age 96, went to her final resting place on January 26, 2021. Madeleine was born September 5, 1924 to the late Joseph Giordano and late Marie Gonnelli Visco. Predeceased by her beloved husband, George B. Nowrey, Sr. and her loving son, Paul Nowrey. Survived by her sons George (Ro), Joseph, and daughter, Carol (Brian McGonigle). Madeleine worked with the Federal...
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Rosaria (nee Cappuccino) Screnci

August 7, 1932 - January 25, 2021

Rosaria Screnci (nee Cappuccino) passed away on January 25, 2021 at the age of 88. She was a longtime resident of Folcroft. Beloved wife of the late Vincenzo Screnci. Devoted mother of Vittoria (Vincent) Romeo, Nick Screnci and Cecilia (Peter) Novellino. Also survived by her 5 grandchildren Domenic (Christina) Romeo, Vincent (Jennifer) Romeo, Christina Lacivita, Christopher (Corie) Smith and...
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Shannon M. Morgan

March 21, 1983 - January 22, 2021

Shannon M. Morgan of Ridley Park, PA passed away on January 22, 2021 at the age of 37. She was born in Wilmington, DE to Joseph & Diana (nee Pattinson) Morgan. She is survived by her beloved daughters Brenna and Braelyn (A. Murray); parents Joseph & Diana; many aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends, all who loved her. Shannon was a graduate of Ridley High School class of 2001. She...
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Grace Marie Duncan

September 18, 1930 - January 21, 2021

Grace Marie Duncan, 90 of Eddystone passed away from natural causes on January 21, 2021 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 18, 1930 in Chester, PA to the late Daniel & Marie (DeMarco) Jones. She was a dedicated homemaker, she graduated from Notre Dame High School and loved her church, St. Rose of Lima in Eddystone. In addition to her parents, Grace was preceded...
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Letitia Ann "Letty" Faulkner

December 9, 1938 - January 21, 2021

Letitia Ann Faulkner (nee Shields), "Letty", age 82 of Norwood, passed away peacefully on January 21, 2021 at Little Flower Manor surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of the late James "Jumbo" Faulkner. Dear mother of Kathi Martin (Ed), Jim Faulkner III (Lynn), Letty Carney (Jim), Marion Johnson (Bob) and Tommy Faulkner (Kim). Sister of Eileen Ceraso, James Shields and the late Alice Hogg....
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Edmond T. Jones

September 21, 1945 - January 15, 2021

Edmond "Ed" Jones passed away on January 15, 2021 at the age of 75. He was a resident of Ridley Twp., formerly of Upper Darby & West Philadelphia. Beloved husband of Joanne (nee Neely). Devoted father of Brett (Irene), Kevin (Carly) & Sharon (Frank) Buono. Dear brother of LeRoy Jones & Elaine Bienick. Also survived by his four grandchildren: Michael, Rocco, Lola & William. He retired from Sunoco...
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Richard E. Merchant

June 6, 1944 - January 12, 2021

Richard E. Merchant (Merch) of Chester, Pa. passed away peacefully on January 12, 2021 at the age of 76. He is survived by his brothers Glenn and Robert Merchant, his step-mother Dorothy Merchant, niece Arlene (Michael) Miniconzi-Lunness, nephews Joseph and Richard Miniconzi and Matthew Merchant. Great nephew Joseph Miniconzi III and great nieces Faith and Neriah Merchant. Plus cousins. He is...
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Jared James Pattinson

November 1, 1990 - January 11, 2021

It is with deepest sorrow, that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, son, brother, family member and friend, Jared James Pattinson on January 11, 2021. Jared was born and raised in Prospect Park and was the sixth of ten children that the Lord gave to Susan and Kenneth Pattinson. Those who were blessed to know Jared have lost a shining light, that will never be extinguished. Jared...
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Donald "Donny" John Doyle

May 15, 1974 - January 9, 2021

Donald "Donny" John Doyle, of Crum Lynne, PA passed away on January 9, 2021 at the age of 46. He was born in Ridley Park, PA to Donald & Kathleen (Murtha) Doyle Donny Passed away January 9, 2021 surrounded by his family. Donny loved being with his children, grandkids and his dog, Lucy. He was an avid football fan, loved music and motorcycles. He loved working with his hands to reinvent/ re...
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Thomas F. Labrosciano

October 25, 1953 - January 9, 2021

Thomas F. Labrosciano 67 of Glenolden, formerly of Philadelphia. Died peacefully on Saturday 1/9/2021. Son of the late Thomas Labrosciano and Mary Carbone Labrosciano. Tom was an avid sportsman, he loved the outdoors and his family. He is survived by his wife of 43 years Gail Kestler Labrosciano, his children, Alison and Tommy, his grandchildren Nathan and Alexis. Also by his sisters,...
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Joseph H. Schmieg

June 9, 1947 - January 9, 2021

Joseph H. Schmieg, of Morton, PA passed away on January 9, 2021 at the age of 73. He was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Joseph & Marie (nee Campbell) Schmieg. He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years Ruthanne Schmieg (nee Thomson); children Joe (Andrea) Schmieg, Corinne (Chris) Brydges and Stephanie (Jaime) Murray; grandchildren Christopher, Jamie & Ian and his beloved dog Abby. He...
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Gary "Smitty" Smith

January 14, 1953 - January 4, 2021

Gary "Smitty" A. Smith, 67 of Norwood, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones at home on Monday January 4th, 2021. He was born January 14th, 1953 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania to the late Dolores (Thomas) Largist and the late Robert J. Smith. He graduated from Northeast Catholic Highschool and attended LaSalle University. He worked as a dedicated construction worker for Local 57...
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Gerard "Jerry" Ward

November 11, 1955 - January 4, 2021

Gerard "Jerry" J. Ward, 65 of Prospect Park, passed away on Monday January 4, 2021 at the Crozer Chester Medical Center in Upland. He was born November 11, 1955 in Darby, PA to the Mary (O'Connor) Ward Donegan and the late Hugh Ward, Sr. As a young child Jerry enjoyed playing on the little league team that his father coached. Growing up he enjoyed playing many sports with his brothers. As he...
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Joseph A. Flear

January 21, 1925 - January 3, 2021

Joseph A. Flear, age 95, long-term resident of Glenolden, passed away on January 3, 2021. He was born in Roxborough Philadelphia on January 21, 1925, the oldest of three children to Joseph H. and Anna (Leamon) Flear. He was predeceased by his brother Edward and sister Ann Struett. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Madeleine (nee Mulloy); children Joseph, William (Vita), Sr. Lynn (LSJ), John...
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Joseph Michael Base

May 12, 1951 - January 3, 2021

J. Michael Base on January 3rd, 2021 passed away. He is the beloved husband of Diane (née Szczepaniak). Loving father of Brian Base (Kim) and Christopher Base. Adoring grandfather of Rhiannon and Julianna. Devoted son of the late Margaret Base (née McKone). Cherished son of Joseph and Carol Base. Dear brother of Susan Kaniewski (Richard, deceased), Karen Steinberg (Samuel), Margaret McGinnis ...
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Mary Grace Ketchum

May 13, 1950 - December 31, 2020

Ketchum, Mary Grace (nee Davis) passed away on December 31, 2020, at the age of 70. She was a longtime resident of Clifton Heights. Beloved wife of Frank. Dear sister of John T. Davis, and the late Rosemary Davis and Robert Davis. Also survived by her nieces and nephews. Services and interment will be private.
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Eileen T. Canavin- Lion

November 22, 1957 - December 28, 2020

Eileen T. Canavin- Lion, 63, of Norwood, PA, passed away at home on December 28th, 2020 surrounded by her family. Eileen, born on November 22nd, 1957 to Anthony and Philomena Stabinski in Philadelphia, PA. She immediately brought joy and laughter into the world. In 1992 she met William "Bill" Lion. The couple were inseparable from that moment on. Eileen & Bill have been married for over 23...
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Margaret L. Arnao

September 3, 1936 - December 27, 2020

Margaret L. Arnao (nee Falcon) of Prospect Park, PA passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at the age of 84. She was born September 3, 1936 and raised in Southwest Philadelphia. She was predeceased by her parents Joseph & Margaret (nee Carr) Falcon, her beloved husband Anthony Arnao, her son David Arnao, and her brother Joseph Falcon. She is survived by her son Paul Arnao; her brother Alan...
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Elizabeth "Beth" Van Wyk

November 25, 1962 - December 27, 2020

Elizabeth Ann Van Wyk, 58 of Norwood passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday December 27, 2020. She was born November 25, 1962 in Ridley Park, PA to the late Ronald & Mary Ann (Hartzell) Burch. She attended St. Gabriel's School and graduated from Archbishop Prendergast. Her faith played an important role in her life. Beth attended mass every weekend even when away. Beth has...
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John "Steve" Marczuk

June 6, 1958 - December 25, 2020

John Stephen (Steve) Marczuk, 62, originally of Harleysville, PA, passed away unexpectedly Christmas evening at his home in Ridley Park. He was the son of John K. Marczuk and Ruth A. Marczuk. Steve worked for Georgia Pacific and later its subsidiary, Unisource, for over 30 years. While working full-time, he also held part-time jobs through the years at local supermarkets (Henning's and Redner...
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Helen T. Schell

March 25, 1933 - December 25, 2020

Helen T. Schell (nee Weinmann) of Eddystone, PA passed away on December 25, 2020 at the age of 87. She was born in Southwest Philadelphia, PA to the late Frederick & Helen (nee Coleman) Weinmann where she was raised and spent almost her entire life. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Joseph J. Schell and her sister Elizabeth A. Scully. She is survived by her children Helen (Thomas)...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Anderson

October 7, 1947 - December 24, 2020

Elizabeth "Betty" M. Anderson 73 of Lester passed away Thursday, December 24, 2020 at the Rosewood Gardens Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Broomall. She was born October 7, 1947 in Wilmington, DE to the late William J. & Mercedes (Deane) McDermott. Betty enjoyed going to the campground down the shore and sitting by the lake. She spent most of her time finding and implementing new cooking...
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Nora T. Howe

January 7, 1932 - December 23, 2020

Nora T. (Feeley) Howe of Folcroft, PA departed this life on December 23, 2020 at the age of 88. She was born in Chester, PA to the late Hugh and Norah Feeley. She was also predeceased by son Robert E. Howe Jr, grandson Michael B. Howe Jr, great-grandson Joshua M. Thomas Jr, sister Ann M. Peters, and brothers John P. Feeley and Thomas J. Feeley. Nora was a proud graduate of Chester High...
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Catherine M. Perna

June 26, 1932 - December 23, 2020

Catherine M. Perna (nee Bayer) age 88, passed away on December 23, 2020, at Little Flower Manor. Beloved wife of the late Fiore L. Perna. Loving mother of Catherine Perna Schwarzman, Suzanne Perna Fields (William) and Fiore Perna (Maria). Also survived by one granddaughter Stephanie Powell, one grandson Anthony, 1 great-grandson Dustin, her brother in law Alphonso Perna and many nieces and...
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Mary R. Avella

June 16, 1981 - December 19, 2020

On December 19, 2020, Mary Avella, beloved daughter, sister and Mother of two children passed away at the age of 39. Mary was born on June 16, 1981 to Marianne (Zeits) Avella and Stephen Avella. Mary worked for Acme Markets before she started a family and became a stay-at-home Mom and homemaker. Growing up, Mary especially loved spending her childhood with her "second Mom", Aunt Eleanor and...
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Traute M. DeAngelo

June 24, 1943 - December 15, 2020

Traute M. DeAngelo (nee Linder) passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on December 15,2020 at the age of 77. She was born in Plon, Germany to the late Ernst and Lisalottie (nee Gross) Linder. She is survived by her beloved husband Pasquale; brother Gerhard (Peggy) Linder; children David and Michelle(John) Horn; nieces, nephews. Traute lived her life by her motto "actions speak...
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Nishan E. Elvanian

January 5, 1930 - December 15, 2020

Nishan E. Elvanian (Nick), gained his wings on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at the age of 90. Nishan was born and raised in Philadelphia where he lived most of his life before moving to Folcroft, PA in 2005. He is survived by his beloved wife Elisabeth of 70 years and his five children Lisa, Marion, Sylvia, Nishan and Dawn. Nishan is predeceased by his loving daughters Lisa and Sylvia and his...
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Alice Balbierer

May 5, 1935 - December 15, 2020

Alice Balbierer (nee Egan) Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother. Alice Balbierer, age 85, of Glenolden, passed away peacefully on December 15, 2020. Alice was the beloved daughter of the late Martin and Alice Egan and wife of the late Ernest (Ernie) Balbierer. Mrs. Balbierer was a graduate of West Catholic Girls High School in Philadelphia. Alice had many passions; she loved her position at...
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Kathleen T. (nee Drury) Bettcher

February 21, 1956 - December 15, 2020

Kathleen T. Bettcher, age 64, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, with her loving daughters by her side. She was born in Wynnewood, PA, the daughter of Robert James Drury and Catherine Charlotte Winkler. She was a resident of Ridley Township for the past 11 years. Kathleen had a successful career as a Document Specialist that she enjoyed for 20+ years and happily retired from...
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Patricia M. (nee McFadden) Glynn

October 15, 1932 - December 15, 2020

Patricia M. Glynn Longtime Sharon Hill resident Patricia M. Glynn, age 88, of West Chester and formerly of Sharon Hill died on December 15, 2020 peacefully at home surrounded by family. Pat was born on October 15, 1932, the daughter of the late Alexander and Josephine (nee Rohanna) McFadden. She graduated from West Catholic Girls High School. She worked at the Ridley Cold cuts for many...
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Margaret Elizabeth Cupaiuolo

March 30, 1953 - December 14, 2020

Margaret Elizabeth Cupaiuolo was granted her angel wings on December 14th 2020. Her final days were spent in the comfort of her home surrounded by family and friends. She was born on March 30th 1953 to the late George and Margaret Boothby. She graduated from Archbishop Prendergast in 1971 and worked as Vice President of J&M auto-repair for the past 21 years. She loved spending time with...
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John J. Winters, Jr.

October 17, 1939 - December 13, 2020

John J. Winters Jr., 81, passed peacefully on December 13, 2020. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Arleen (née Schaeffer), his parents John Sr. and Catherine (Née Tierney), his sisters Mary Mitchell (Walt) and Anna Geoghan (Tom). John is survived by his loving wife Patty/Tricia and his children Helene (Ed), Jack (Amanda), Mary (Matt), Francis, and Bridget O'Hara. Proud Poppy John...
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Raymond E. Foster

September 14, 1952 - December 13, 2020

Raymond Edward Foster, 68, of Springfield, died December 13, 2020. Ray was born September 14, 1952 and grew up in Southwest Philadelphia. His lifelong love of going "down the shore" started with his childhood summers spent there in the house that his father built. This love was passed down to his own family and continues to this day. Ray worked for the Xerox Corporation for 29 years and...
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George M. Raymond

October 24, 1929 - December 12, 2020

George M. Raymond suddenly passed peacefully in his sleep, on Saturday December 12, 2020 at the age of 91. George was born In Philadelphia and lived in Essington, PA his whole life. He is survived by his beloved wife Bobbie of 63 years; four children Susan Harris (nee Raymond), Cindy Detore (nee Raymond), George Raymond and Mike Raymond; grandchildren Crystal Richardson (nee Harris), Michael...
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Milton F. Nawrocki

October 9, 1927 - December 10, 2020

Milton Nawrocki, 10/09/1927-12/10/2020, Age 93, died Dec 11-2020 after an intense battle with Covid. He was preceded in death by his parents Michael and Anna Nawrocki, brother Stephan Nawrocki, and wife Helen. Milton, or Milt as he was known to family and friends, was born and raised down the meadows, and looked back often at that special place. He enlisted in the US Army in 1946, right out of...
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Kenneth L. Weyler

September 13, 1963 - December 10, 2020

Kenneth Louis Weyler, age 57, passed away suddenly, on December 10, 2020. Born September 13, 1963, in Darby, PA, he was the son of the late Henry G. and Patricia H. Weyler (nee Gormley). Ken grew up in Lansdowne and graduated from Lansdowne Aldan High School in 1981, where he played football and participated in the theater program. He was very proud of his starring roles as the Major-General...
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Bonnie L. Williams

November 24, 1943 - December 9, 2020

Bonnie Lee Williams, 77 of Folsom passed away December 9, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born Nov. 24, 1943 raised in Folcroft, PA to the late Andrew & Ruth (Dawson) Shiels. She enjoyed her children, grandchildren and collecting figurines and knick knacks. In addition to her parents, Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband, Victor N. Williams, Jr. ...
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Francis M. Gillon

April 11, 1931 - December 7, 2020

Francis M. Gillon, age 89, of Glenolden passed away peacefully at home on December 7, 2020. Beloved husband of June (nee Waldov). Dear father of Franny (Gail), Steve (Vantuir), Michael (Susan) and Karen (John). Brother of Jeanne Thompson and the late Margaret Naimoli and Jack Gillon. Also survived by 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Francis was born in Philadelphia to the late Francis...
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Kathleen Florence DiMattia

April 1, 1935 - December 6, 2020

Kathleen Florence (Milligan) DiMattia, 85, of Eddystone passed away Sunday December 6th, 2020. She was born on April 1, 1935 in Philadelphia, to the late William and Gertrude(Sauer) Milligan. She grew up in the Meadows section of Southwest Philadelphia and then resided for 62 years in the Derwood Park section of Woodlyn. She started her career working for Prudential Insurance Company in...
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Mary Walsh

April 11, 1958 - December 5, 2020

Mary Walsh, 62, passed away on December 5th 2020 at Taylor Hospital. She was born on April 11th 1958 in Darby, PA. to the late Joseph and Esther Walsh née Starliper. Mary was a longtime resident of Glenolden, PA. She graduated from Interboro High School in 1976. Prior to its closing, Mary worked at American Fibers Envelope Company. She spent a few years living in the Poconos, working at a...
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George T. Catania

June 8, 1941 - December 4, 2020

George T. Catania passed away on December 4, 2020 at the age of 79. He was a longtime resident of Ridley Twp. Beloved husband of Dot (nee Hackett). Devoted father of Dottie (Jeff) Kouba, Tricia (Joe) Devlin, George (Crystal) & Michele (Ed) Nespoli. Dear brother of the late Joe Catania. Also survived by his twelve grandchildren: Jeffrey (Crystal), Katelyn, Courtney, Eddie, Lexy, Sean, Autumn...
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Richard "Dick" Dischert

December 14, 1940 - December 4, 2020

Richard Albert "Dick" Dischert passed peacefully on Friday December 4, 2020 surrounded by loving family. He was 79 years old. Richard was the son of Alberta and Joel Dischert. He was a lifelong resident of Aldan, where he raised his family and ran his Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning business. He was an avid hunter and pilot throughout his life. He enjoyed spending time with his family...
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Frank S. Tropiano

October 24, 1941 - December 3, 2020

Frank S. Tropiano passed away on December 3, 2020 at the age of 79. He was born in Santa Caterina dello ionio, Italy, and came to the United States on July 17, 1954 settling in Philadelphia. He moved to his late residence in Secane in 1986. Frank proudly served our country that he loved in the United States Army. Frank and his brother Nicky were the proud owners of Frank's Steaks and Hoagies at...
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Martha Dizdar Everest

August 15, 1939 - December 3, 2020

Everest, Martha Dizdar – Longtime Tinicum Township Resident Martha D. Everest, 81, of Lester passed away peacefully at home on December 3, 2020. She was born on August 15, 1939 in Chester, PA. Martha graduated from Ridley Park High School in 1958 with a specialty in administrative studies. Following high school, she began work as an administrative assistant at Mack Truck and Studebaker...
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Frances E. Perry

September 21, 1940 - December 3, 2020

Frances E. Perry (nee Doyle), of Essington, PA passed away on December 3, 2020 at the age of 80. She was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Mr. & Mrs. Doyle. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 56 years James Perry Jr. She is survived by children James (Pamela) Perry III, John & Gail (nee Wilson) Perry and their children Krissy and Jason (Molly) their son Jase, and Jeffrey ...
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George E. Graf

April 20, 1928 - December 1, 2020

George E. Graf passed away on December 1, 2020, at the age of 92. He lived in Ridley Park, PA for many years. George was a very kind man and was devoted to his family. He graduated from Collingdale High School in 1946, and was a member of the Alumni Association. Mr. Graf was a very proud Marine Veteran who served his country honorably. George was a hard working Warehouseman for over 37 years,...
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Sean McGlone

December 7, 1964 - November 30, 2020

Sean McGlone, 56 Essington resident, former owner of Carpet Contractors II, Incorporated. Sean McGlone, 56, of Essington PA, who loved spending time with his children and family and dog died suddenly November 30th, 2020 at his home. Mr. McGlone was born and raised in southwest Philadelphia. Mr. McGlone attended West Catholic boys high school. He built and started his own carpet company 36...
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Mary Ellen Cashin

August 25, 1937 - November 28, 2020

Mary Ellen Cashin, 83 of Collingdale passed away November 28, 2020 at Bryn Mawr Medical Center. She was born August 25, 1937 in Philadelphia to the late James & Mary (Dever) Carty. Mary Ellen attended St. James School and St. Leonard's Academy for Girls. After graduation, she worked at the A & P Company and later married. As she raised her children, she was active in the St Joseph's Mother...
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Anastasia F. Gudalewsky Fife

March 26, 1923 - November 27, 2020

Anastasia F. Fife (nee Gudalewsky) age 97, of Lester passed away on November 27, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Walter G. "Bud" Fife Sr. Dear Mother of Walter G. Fife Jr. "Bud Jr.". Also survived by two granddaughters Jennie Halter and Samantha Boyle; five great-grandchildren Lucas, Abbie, Brayden, Connor and Nolan, and her sister Betty Affleck. She was the daughter of the late Andrew and Anna...
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Roseanne C. Hogan Saunders

May 21, 1929 - November 26, 2020

Roseanne C. Saunders (nee Hogan) age 91, peacefully passed away at home surrounded by her family on November 26, 2020. Beloved wife of the late John J. "Jack" Saunders. Dear mother of Eileen Fazzio (Joseph), John Saunders (Michele), William Saunders (Barbara), Robert Saunders (Jennifer), Roseanne Margis (Chuck) and Joseph Saunders. Also survived by 15 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and her...
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Frank J. Montecalvo

July 23, 1947 - November 24, 2020

Frank J. Montecalvo, 73 of Upper Chichester (formerly of South Philadelphia, Southwest Philadelphia and Upper Darby) Passed away Tuesday November 24, 2020. He was born July 23, 1947 in Philadelphia to the late Samuel & Elda (DiGiralamo) Montecalvo. Frank attended Bishop Newman High School before starting work as a Drill Operator for PENDOT. He eventually became a Bus Driver for SEPTA and...
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James J. Barrett

September 24, 1948 - November 22, 2020

James "Jim" J. Barrett age 72 of Ridley Park PA, passed away peacefully on 11/22/2020. He was born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania to Margaret (nee DiPasquale) and James Barrett. Beloved husband of Diane (nee Dalton) Barrett for over 49 years. Dear father of Michael (Laurie) Barrett, Michele (David) Showalter and Melissa (Robert) Verlinghieri. Devoted Pop to Gavin, Aiden, Luke, Sophia, Cade,...
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John "Jack" Hawkins

October 30, 1946 - November 12, 2020

John "Jack" Joseph Hawkins, 74 of Glenolden, passed away on November 12, 2020 with family by his side. He was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Harold and Alice (nee Malloy) Hawkins. He was preceded in death by his wife and best friend of 45 years, Linda Hawkins, his brothers Harold and William Hawkins and his sisters Alice Ann Curran and Margaret Grace. Jack was a graduate of West...
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Catherine 'Kitty' Jurgaitis

May 10, 1939 - November 9, 2020

Kitty Jurgaitis of Brigantine, NJ passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends. She was born in Philadelphia, PA and attended Saint Joseph's University where she received her degree in Education. Kitty was a well-loved 7th & 8th grade English teacher at Holy Spirit in Sharon Hill, PA. Her students will forever remember her as the Queen of sentence analysis and grammar. Kitty...
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Elizabeth Ann Giuliano

August 30, 1944 - October 29, 2020

Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Giuliano, 76 of Ridley Park passed away Thursday October 29, 2020 at the Crozer Keystone Hospice at Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park. She was born August 30, 1944 in Chester, PA to the late Joseph J. & Rose Ann (Garvey) Lennon. Elizabeth went to grade school at St Madeline School and graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1962. Betty was employed at State Farm Ins. Co....
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Alice Clarke Gordon

April 30, 1941 - October 27, 2020

Alice Theresa Gordon, age 79, passed away peacefully in her home in Upland, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 surrounded by family. She was born on April 30, 1941 in Donegal, Ireland to William and Mary Ann Clark. In 1960, when Alice was nineteen years old, she left her home in Ireland to begin a new life here in America. She worked as a seamstress and worked with childcare. She...
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Paul Stallbaum

March 29, 1947 - October 25, 2020

Paul J. Stallbaum passed away suddenly on October 25, 2020 at the age of 73. He was a resident of Glenolden, formerly of Grays Ferry. Beloved husband of Diane (nee Cullinan). Devoted father of Diane (Mickey) Berry, Patty (Steven) Falance, Paula (Billy) Vadino, Cindy (Mickey) Haggerty, Jenny (Larry Griest) Stallbaum & Joseph (Amy) Stallbaum. He was survived by his twelve grandchildren: Michael,...
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Edward R. Horn, Jr.

July 8, 1931 - October 24, 2020

Edward R. Horn, Jr. 89 of Coatesville passed away Saturday October 24, 2020. He was born July 8, 1931 in Phoenixville, PA to the late Edward, Sr. & Helen (Kepp) Horn. He lived most of his childhood in Ardmore, PA. He raised his family for 47 years in Glen Mills, PA before moving to Coatesville, PA. Edward worked at Sun Ship in Chester as a paint shop Manager, night shift Superintendent and...
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Kimberly Bodenstine-Hoffman

January 19, 1962 - October 24, 2020

Kimberly Bodenstine-Hoffman, 58 of Lancaster (formerly Folcroft) passed away October 24, 2020 after a long, fierce battle with cancer. She was the daughter of Thomas & Mary (Drain) Bodenstine, born January 19, 1962. She graduated from Prendergast High School, Class of 1979. Kim received her Nursing Degree from Delaware Co. Community College, specializing for many years in geriatric care. ...
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Rita M. Paciotti

August 17, 1935 - October 24, 2020

Rita M. (Gilberti) Paciotti, age 85 of Essington, PA passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by family, on Saturday October 24, 2020. Born in Philadelphia, PA she resided in Essington PA for over 50 years. She attended West Catholic High School. Rita worked for Estee Lauder and Strawbridges for over 25 year and won many awards. Because of this, she was known for having the smoothest...
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Servina (nee Zappala) Sorensen Sanford

December 25, 1927 - October 19, 2020

Servina Sorensen Sanford, passed away on October 19, 2020 at the age of 92. She was born on Christmas Day 1927 to the late Joseph and Anna (nee Mink) Zappala. "Vean" loved the beach and boating, she always gravitated toward any body of water. She was full of energy and had a cheerful countenance. She loved family gatherings, being outdoors, and took pride in her gardening. She really enjoyed ...
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John Sorgi, Jr.

February 23, 1939 - October 11, 2020

John Sorgi, Jr. of Ridley Park, PA passed away peacefully on October 11, 2020 at the age of 81. John was born in Philadelphia, PA on February 23, 1939. Son of the late John and Nancy Sorgi. John, loving husband of Mary (Nee Docherty) for 58 years, is survived by sons Kevin (Renee) of Elm City, NC, Andrew (Sarah) of Worplesdon, UK and Christopher of West Chester, PA and by daughter Rachel Hamm ...
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John H.. Bettcher

July 8, 1926 - October 6, 2020

John H. Bettcher of Essington, Pa. passed away October 6, 2020 at the age of 94. He was a long time resident of Essington. He was born in Middleport, Pa. to the late William Bettcher and Bessie Elizabeth Singley. John was a United States Navy Veteran. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Emily E. Bettcher, of 57 years. He is survived by his children, JoAnne Novatka of Lake Placid,...
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Anna Mae Bodensieck

June 30, 1930 - October 6, 2020

Anna Mae Bodensieck, age 90, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. Anna was born on June 30, 1930 to her beloved parents the late Jenny and Julius Bodensieck and was raised in "The Meadows" and lived in Essington her entire life. Anna was a long time employee and eventually retired from GlaxoSmithKline. Anna is survived by her sister, friends and her many nieces and nephews. ...
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Elizabeth M. (nee Perkins) Schleifer

April 4, 1933 - October 5, 2020

Elizabeth M. Schleifer, formerly Gieder (nee Perkins), on October 5th., at the age of 87. She was a long-time resident of Norwood, formerly SW Philadelphia and Essington. Born in the "Meadows" Section of Philadelphia, to Robert and Elizabeth Perkins. Predeceased by husband Donald P. Schleifer and siblings: Rose, William, Elmer, James, Eugene and Joe. Survived by her loving and devoted sons;...
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Timothy P. Smitheman

February 6, 1950 - October 5, 2020

Timothy P. Smitheman, of Broomall, PA passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on October 5, 2020 at the age of 70 he was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Gordon and Catherine (née Shanahan) Smitheman. He is survived by his beloved wife Cynthia (née Kelso) Smitheman, children Tim Jr, Jackie and Sarah Smitheman; grandchildren Keira, Timmy, Bridget and Viviana. He enjoyed...
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Ethel M. Bell

February 14, 1955 - October 4, 2020

Ethel M. Bell, (formerly of Sharon Hill and Penndel, PA) passed away peacefully Sunday October 4, 2020 at the Crestview Center in Langhorne, PA surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 14, 1955 in Philadelphia to the late Richard & Ethel (Ward) Keegan of Sharon Hill, PA. Ethel was 65. Ethel graduated from Archbishop Prendergast high school in Drexel Hill and later developed a...
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Francis A. "Mike" Brolley

January 31, 1930 - October 4, 2020

Francis A. Brolley "Mike" of Nottingham, PA formerly of Essington passed away peacefully at home on October 4, 2020. Dear son of the late Francis and Florence Kurz Brolley; brother of the late Richard Brolley, John Brolley and Florence McBride; Father in law of the late Thomas Giancristoforo. Mr. Brolley was a United States Navy Veteran and was co-owner of Brolley Brothers where he developed...
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Charles A. Cuba, Sr.

June 13, 1945 - September 30, 2020

Charles A. Cuba, Sr. of Ridley Park, PA passed away on September 30, 2020 at the age of 75. He was born in Pittston, PA to the late Charles & Pauline Cuba. He is survived by his beloved wife Karen (nee Burns) Cuba; children Kelly Schreiber, Candace Willits (Wayne), Tony (Stacy), and Ryan (Jenn); grandchildren Katelin, Sean, Matthew, Jared, Loni, Samantha, Mackenzie, Anthony, Mackenzie and...
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Theodore A. Brogan

February 1, 1966 - September 29, 2020

Theodore A. Brogan passed away suddenly on September 29, 2020 at the age of 54. Longtime resident of Norwood. Beloved husband of Christine (nee Cicalese). Devoted father of the late Aaron J. Brogan. Preceded in death by his parents Andrew and Pennie Brogan. Dear brother of Denise (Robert) Horan, Andrew Jr., Mark (Anne), Tina (Scott) Yawn, Daniel (Colette), and Samantha. Also survived by his many...
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Mary Q. Jensen

December 14, 1927 - September 27, 2020

Mary Q. Jensen, 92 of Prospect Park passed away Sunday September 27, 2020 at the Inpatient Hospice Unit of Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park. She was born December 14, 1927 in Philadelphia to the late Bartholomew & Mary (Sidebothom) Quinlan and was a graduate of West Catholic High School. In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her loving husband, Hans Francis Jensen; Sisters,...
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Wendel "Bill" Frietsch

January 24, 1928 - September 25, 2020

Wendel "Bill" Frietsch passed away on September 25, 2020 at the age of 92. He was a longtime resident of Glenolden. Loving son of the late Wendel & Mary Frietsch. Beloved husband of the late Rita A. (nee Guggino). Devoted father of Deborah Devlin & Donna McCabe. Also survived by his three granddaughters and three great granddaughters. Services & Int. Private.
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Henry "Hank" Weyler

July 14, 1933 - September 21, 2020

Henry G. "Hank" Weyler, age 87, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on September 21, 2020. Born July 14, 1933, in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Louis and Catherine Weyler (nee Kueny). Hank grew up in South Philly on "Tasker and Taney." He graduated from Southeast Catholic High School for Boys in 1951 after lettering in swimming and receiving perfect attendance. He...
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Eugene Arthur Capstick, Jr.

December 14, 1949 - September 19, 2020

Eugene Arthur Capstick, Jr. of Collingdale, PA passed into the arms of Jesus peacefully at home on September 19, 2020 at the age of 70. He was born in Chester, PA to the late Eugene A. Capstick, Sr. and Dorothy (nee Dooner) Capstick. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Candice (nee Goldey) Capstick; brother William Capstick; children Jason (Neilee) Capstick, Candice (Brad) Boyer...
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Dawn Zabilowicz

August 20, 1964 - September 17, 2020

Dawn Marie Zabilowicz, of Ridley Park, PA passed away after a long battle with cancer on September 17th, 2020. She was born in Chester, PA to the late John and Dorothy Zabilowicz. She is survived by her daughters Michele (Benjamin) Carpenter-Hays and Christine (Christian) Kyle-Buresch, grandchildren Alex, Lilly, Lukas, Caiden, Cayleigh, and Cova. Brother John (Maryann) Zabilowicz, Sisters...
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Rose Rita Carney

October 2, 1927 - September 13, 2020

Rose Rita Carney of Ocean City, NJ (formerly of Philadelphia, Rutledge and Prospect Park, PA) passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday September 13, 2020 at Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park, PA. She was born October 2, 1927 in Philadelphia to the late Libardo & Libardia (Scarpace) Campo. Upon graduating from South Philadelphia High School in 1945 Rose attended West Jersey...
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Robert Charles Leach

August 23, 1987 - September 11, 2020

Robert Charles Leach of Levittown (previously Glenolden) unexpectedly passed away Friday September 11, 2020. He was born in Newark, DE on August 23, 1987 to William & Cynthia (Mayer) Leach. Raised in Glenolden, Bob grew up with his two brothers, two sister's and two dogs. As a child and young adult, he loved skateboarding and drawing. He attended Glenolden Elementary and then Interboro High...
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Raymond J. McGlone

November 2, 1948 - September 9, 2020

Raymond J. McGlone, age 71, of Norwood formerly of South West Philadelphia and Wildwood, N.J. passed away on September 9, 2020. Beloved husband of the late Maryann (nee Ballezzi). Dear father of Kimberleyann Mattia (Pasquale), Joseph R. Deihl (Donna), Raymond McGlone (Kelly), Jeffrey McGlone (Courtney) and the late John Deihl. Dear brother of Joan Maristch and the late Robert Ginder. Also...
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Helena E. Boyle

December 20, 1962 - September 9, 2020

Boyle, Helena E. passed away suddenly on September 9, 2020 at the age of 57. She was a lifelong resident of Philadelphia. Loving daughter of the late James P. & Alberta Boyle. Dear sister of Anthony, Kimberly, Kelly Kinsella, Mark, Lisa Brogan, Adriane Clemson & Debbi Lalli. Also survived by her many nieces & nephews. Relatives & friends are invited to attend her visitation on Tuesday...
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Sarah Katherine Markun

August 7, 1991 - September 6, 2020

Sarah K. Markun, of Morton, Pa., formerly of Prospect Park, Pa., passed away unexpectedly on September 6, 2020 at the age of 29. She was born in Upland, Pa. to Thomas & Veronica (nee MacIntosh) Markun. Sarah's survivors include her cherished son Bradley Thomas Markun-Rentos; siblings Michelle Leigh Markun (Haydar Pakel), Christopher Ryan Markun (Felicia) and Samantha Rose Markun; Mommom Joan...
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Rosa K. Hunter

August 29, 1935 - September 5, 2020

Rosa K. Hunter (nee Stocker) was born in Wallenfels, Germany on August 29, 1935 and passed away surrounded by family on September 5, 2020. She came to the United States in 1955 to join her sister who had already settled here. Prior to coming to the U.S., she worked as a nanny in Switzerland. Rosa married Edward Hunter and settled in Southwest Philadelphia, where they raised their children. ...
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Reverend Anthony Orth

August 5, 1948 - September 3, 2020

Reverend Anthony Orth passed away on September 3, 2020 at Mercy Fitzgerald Medical Center in Darby, Pa. Son of the late August and Dolores Matthews Orth; brother of the late Lori Tarnowski. Father Orth is survived by his brother Bill Orth; Brother-in-law Raymond Tarnowski, two nephews Raymond and Anthony, and his niece Rosie; along with the many friends he has made through his ministries. Father...
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Katherine J. Cassidy

November 9, 1922 - September 2, 2020

Katherine J. Cassidy, formerly of Folcroft and South Philadelphia, died on September 2. She tested positive for the coronavirus in April, and although she was virus-free in June, she never recovered from the toll it took on her. She was 97 years old. Kitty was born on November 9, 1922, the only daughter of Charles and Katherine Turner Stumm. She and her four brothers grew up at 18th &...
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Louise Ulrich

September 7, 1929 - August 31, 2020

Louise Ulrich (nee East) passed away on August 31, 2020 at the age of 90. She was a resident of Chesapeake City, MD, formerly of Norwood. Beloved wife of the late John J. Ulrich. Devoted mother of Scott (Carol) & the late Billy. Also survived by her nieces and nephews. Mrs. Ulrich was a longtime member of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed her time at the casinos, especially playing blackjack. ...
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Walter B. Preston

July 17, 1926 - August 30, 2020

Walter (Walt) B. Preston, 94, died on August 30, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Joan (nee Frederickson) and devoted father of Monica (Robert) Jeral (d.), Robert (Joanne), Stephen (Helene), and Stacy (Edwin) Collins, 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, Clifford and Florence (Killen) Preston, and his brothers, David and Leonard Preston. His entire...
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