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

Ann S. Hsia

December 24, 1933 - October 17, 2017

Ann S. Hsia (nee Gu), age 83, of Lansdowne, PA, passed away on October 17, 2017. Born in Chang Zhou, China, she was the daughter of the late Ji Yun Gu and Hai Ying Feng. Ann was employed as a Broadcast Journalist. Ann was predeceased by her beloved husband, David R. Hsia. She is survived by her daughter, Carol Kadel. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing Saturday,...
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Marie T. Madigan

June 22, 1927 - October 16, 2017

Marie T. Madigan (nee O'Brien), age 90, of Secane, PA, passed away on October 16, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Mary O'Brien (nee Carney). Mary was predeceased by her beloved husband, Francis J. Madigan and her granddaughter, Elaine Marie Chase. She is survived by her loving daughters, Patricia M. Chase (Joseph), Kathleen Madigan and Maureen...
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James P. Reif

June 5, 1944 - October 16, 2017

James P. Reif, age 73, of Glen Mills, PA, passed away on October 16, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Albert V. and Marie M. Reif (nee McElroy). James served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War era. He was employed with the Sheraton Hotel in Philadelphia for 33 years as a Bell Hop. James is survived by his brothers John J. Reif, Sr. (Patricia)...
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John D. O'Keefe, Esq.

November 2, 1927 - October 14, 2017

John D. O'Keefe, Esq., age 89, of Bala Cynwyd, PA, formerly of Havertown, PA passed away on October 14, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late John Patrick and Frances O'Keefe (nee Boyle). John was a proud 1945 graduate of West Catholic Boys High School. He received his undergraduate degree from St. Joseph University in 1950, his Juris Doctor degree from Temple...
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Agnes C. Hasson

April 19, 1949 - October 14, 2017

Agnes C. Hasson (nee Daly), age 68, of Lansdowne, PA, passed away on October 14, 2017. Born in Bryn Mawr, PA, she was the daughter of the late Edmond and Rita Daly (nee Ford). Agnes was a graduate of Radnor High School. She was employed as an Assistant Manager with Optimum Image, Inc. in Newtown Square, PA. She retired in 1996. Agnes is survived by her loving husband, John R. Hasson...
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Mary E. Marlowe

October 31, 1918 - October 12, 2017

Mary E. Marlowe, age 99, of Havertown, PA, passed away on October 12, 2017. Born in Lee Park, Hanover Township, PA, she was the daughter of the late Patrick J. and Sarah A. Marlowe (nee Kane). Mary had been employed as a Secretary for Pierce-Phelps, Inc. in Overbrook, PA. In addition to her parents, Mary was predeceased by her siblings John E., James J., Joseph P. and Patricia A....
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Nicholas G. Saites, Sr.

March 8, 1931 - October 11, 2017

Nicholas G. Saites, Sr., age 86, of Royersford, PA, passed away on October 11, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Gus and Stella Saites (nee Keitikos). Nicholas was the owner of the Garden State Restaurant in North Philadelphia. Nicholas was predeceased by his beloved wife, Margaret Saites (nee Fletcher). He is survived by his loving children Nick Saites, Jr....
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Joan F. McNichol

July 9, 1938 - October 11, 2017

Joan F. McNichol (nee Fenton), age 79, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on October 11, 2017. Joan was devout in her Catholic faith and had a deep devotion to St. Thérése, Society of the Little Flower, Padre Pio, and St. John Neumann. She loved the Jersey Shore, especially Ocean City, NJ, where she spent 46 summers at 614 15th Street. She loved family trips to Disney World, and enjoying...
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Carmen Grabowski

September 17, 1926 - October 6, 2017

Carmen R. Grabowski (nee Cruz), age 91, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on October 6, 2017. Born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Regino and Juanita Cruz (nee Rivera). Beloved wife of the late John Grabowski; loving mother of Emma Gallagher; also survived by one grandchild Macy Grabowski as and a niece and great-niece in Puerto Rico. Carmen is also survived by...
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Kay L. Travis

April 24, 1952 - October 6, 2017

Kay L. Travis (nee Louie), age 65, of Upper Darby, PA passed away on October 6, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the daughter of the late Kimsing and Quon On Louie (nee Lau). Kay enjoyed spending her time doing puzzles, reading, and baking. She loved listening to music and going to concerts. Kay was the beloved wife of Tyler H. Travis; loving mother of Tyler and Michele Travis;...
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Helen I. DelPrato

September 5, 1920 - October 5, 2017

Helen I. DelPrato (nee DiEmidio), 97, of Drexel Hill, PA, departed this life to join her Lord and Saviour on October 5, 2017. Wife of the late Dominic DelPrato, with whom she shared 50 years of marriage. Mother of Robert, deceased (Margaret); Stephen (Geraldine); Thomas, Gerard and Joseph, deceased (Sue Ann). Also survived by David Setzer, her soon to be son-in-law; 8 grandchildren, 7...
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Jean Taranta

October 4, 2017

Jean Elizabeth Holtz Taranta (September 29, 1922 – October 4, 2017). Jean Elizabeth Taranta, longtime Philadelphia educator and activist, died as a result of a fall on October 4, 2017. She was 95 years old. She dedicated her life to service to others and redefined aging through her actions and activities in the latest years of her life. Born in Detroit to Pearl and Charles Holtz, she...
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Robert B. Staedt

October 7, 1956 - October 4, 2017

Robert B. Staedt of Drexel Hill passed away on October 4, 2017. Born in Darby, PA he was the son of the late Herman and Barbara Staedt (nee Broderick). Robert was employed as a lineman for Local 126 IBEW in Collegeville, PA. He enjoyed Harley motorcycles, dogs (Yellow Labs), the Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies and lottery tickets. He was the beloved husband of Barbara J. Staedt (nee...
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Margaret A. "Peg" O'Donnell

August 24, 1936 - October 3, 2017

Margaret A. "Peg" O'Donnell (nee McFarland), age 81, of Havertown, PA, passed away on October 3, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Mary McFarland (nee Holland). Peg loved her children and grandchildren. She had a heart of gold, and was the sweetest, kindest, gentlest, soft spoken woman with amazing strength. Peg was predeceased by her beloved...
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Bernadette M. Lawler

April 19, 1932 - September 24, 2017

Bernadette M. Lawler (nee Coleman), age 85, of Lansdowne, PA, passed away on September 24, 2017. Born in Bryn Mawr, PA, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Marguerite G. Coleman (nee Cochran). Bernadette was a graduate of West Catholic High School for Girls in Philadelphia, PA. She was employed as a Directory Assistance Operator for Bell Telephone. She was a member of the Bell...
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Paul D. Paffett, Sr.

June 23, 1934 - September 24, 2017

Paul D. Paffett, Drexel Hill Strongman, dies at 83 Paul Paffett, who became a legend in Drexel Hill and the surrounding area for his immense strength, died on September 24 at Bryn Mawr Hospital. The cause was lung cancer. Paul, the eldest surviving child of Daniel James and Florence-Marie Paffett, was born in Darby, Pennsylvania, on June 23,1934. The family lived at 727 Stanbridge Road in...
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Mary T. Rogan

August 12, 1968 - September 23, 2017

Mary T. Rogan, age 49, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away suddenly on September 23, 2017. Born in Wynnewood, PA, she was the daughter of Mary F. Rogan (nee Philson) and the late James Rogan. Mary was predeceased by her son, Mark T. Rogan, and her brother, Paul A. Rogan. She is survived by her children Alex Rogan, Jane Marie Rogan and Jileen Rogan, her grandson Mark Blair, her brothers John...
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John D. Kelly

July 11, 1933 - September 23, 2017

John D. Kelly, 84, of Salem, NJ, formerly of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on September 23, 2017. Born in Altoona, PA, he was the son of the late Paul Anthony and Ester V. Kelly (nee Murphy). He was predeceased by his son, John David Kelly Jr. (Diane) "Davey" and his brothers Fred Kelly, Charles Kelly, James Kelly, and Richard Kelly. After graduating from St. Thomas More High School, John...
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Angelo J. Perri

February 20, 1926 - September 20, 2017

Angelo J. Perri, age 91, of Havertown, PA, passed away on September 20, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary Perri (nee Matteis). Angelo was an educator with the Philadelphia School District. He was the Chair of the Science Department at Philadelphia Girls High. He was a member of Annunciation BVM Church, where he was an usher and a member of the...
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Thomas E. Falanga

May 27, 1952 - September 17, 2017

Thomas E. Falanga, age 65, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on September 17, 2017. Born in Darby, PA, he was the son of the late Carmen and Frances Falanga. He was employed as an Oil Tank Driver for Penn Tanks. He was known to family and friends as Tommy and affectionately known as Pops. Pops enjoyed spending time with his family at home in the backyard, swimming, cooking on the grill and...
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James F. O'Donnell

June 14, 1927 - September 16, 2017

James F. O'Donnell, age 90, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on September 16, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late James Anthony and Mary Ellen O'Donnell (nee Morris). James was a graduate of Villanova University. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War era. He was employed with the B&O Railroad for 47 years. He retired in June, 1989. He is...
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Mildred "Millie" Burns

November 29, 1933 - September 14, 2017

Mildred C. "Millie" Burns (nee Cook), age 83, passed away peacefully at home on September 14, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Robert W. Burns. Born in Philadelphia, PA, to the late Charles F. and Constance M. Cook Dougherty (nee Gallagher), she attended St. Gregory's Grade School and was a West Catholic Girls High School graduate, class of 1951. She is survived by her daughters Kathleen L....
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Oliver McElhone

September 6, 1956 - September 13, 2017

Oliver McElhone, age 61, of Havertown, PA, passed away on September 13, 2017. Born in Bellaghy, County Derry, Ireland, Oliver grew up in a musical setting. His father, James, played and taught both the tin whistle and accordion. Oliver started his musical career playing the fiddle with local groups throughout Derry. At eighteen, Oliver went to Tenerife in the Canary Islands where he spent...
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Joseph N. Goodman, Jr.

September 26, 1927 - September 11, 2017

Joseph N. Goodman, Jr., age 89, of Lima, PA, formerly of Ridley Park, PA, passed away on September 11, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Joseph N. Goodman, Sr. and Dorothy Goodman (nee Willis). Joseph is survived by his wife, Mary I. Goodman (nee Sullivan), his children Joseph M. (Mary) Goodman, Elizabeth (William) Lincke, Richard (Lucinda) Goodman, Stephen Goodman...
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Barbara Mannis

February 9, 1947 - September 10, 2017

Barbara Mannis (nee Smukler), age 70, of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania passed away on September 10, 2017. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Barbara's life on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 10:45 AM at the Springfield Country Club, 400 West Sproul Road, Springfield, PA 19064. The celebration will start promptly at 11:00 AM. There will be a video presentation and comments from...
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Kathleen M. O'Doherty

October 4, 1924 - September 10, 2017

Kathleen M. O'Doherty (nee Quinn), age 92, of Media, PA, passed away on September 10, 2017. Born in Chester, PA, she was the daughter of the late Hugh H. and Susan Quinn (nee Ward). Kathleen was employed as an Executive Secretary for the Franklin Mint. Kathleen was predeceased by her beloved husband, John J. O'Doherty and son, Johnnie. She is survived by her loving children Liam T. O...
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Barry P. Jones

December 6, 1958 - September 7, 2017

Barry P. Jones, age 58, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away suddenly on September 7, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Donald B. and Margaret J. Jones (nee Cassidy). Barry was a 1977 graduate of Upper Darby High School. He was employed as a Construction Laborer with JPC Contracting. He enjoyed his job and the people he worked with. He was an avid Eagles fan, loved...
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Mia Morrow

November 3, 1937 - September 5, 2017

Mia Morrow departed this life on September 5, 2017. Mia was born on November 3, 1937 in South Korea. Mia worked in Administration for the United States Government for many years. She started working while in Korea for the United States Army. Once moving to the United States she worked at the Philadelphia Naval Base for 30 years. Mia retired in September, 1995. She enjoyed a few years...
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Joan B. Rodgers

September 4, 2017

Joan B. Rodgers (nee Brady), 86, of Havertown, PA and formerly of Overbrook Park, PA, passed away on September 4, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1930, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary (nee Greeby) Brady. Joan was the beloved wife of the late Thomas D. Rodgers; loving mother of Beverly Rodgers-Kotch, Rick Rodgers, William Rodgers, Joanne Rodgers-McKeon, Thomas (Tim)...
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Nicoletta "Nicky" D'Alesio

January 27, 1927 - September 4, 2017

Nicoletta "Nicky" D'Alesio (nee Sardo), age 90, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on September 4, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Emil T. "Junior" D'Alesio. Loving mother of Emil (Terri) D'Alesio and Mary (Ernie) Cermignano. Dear grandmother of Emil, Brian, Lauren, Alicia, and Kristopher and great-grandmother of Alexis, Anthony, Gianna and Mikayla. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. She...
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Siew Tin Goh

April 24, 1924 - September 1, 2017

Siew Tin Goh, age 93, of Bryn Mawr, PA, formerly of Upper Darby, PA passed on September 1, 2017. Siew Tin graduated high school and completed Bible College in Malaysia. After Bible College, she worked as a Pastor/Bible woman in the Chinese Methodist Church in Malaysia for 35 years. Then she was a missionary at the Chestnut St. Baptist Church in Philadelphia for 6 years. Siew Tin was the...
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Donald G. Connolly

December 8, 1936 - August 31, 2017

Donald Connolly, age 80, of West Palm Beach, FL, formerly of Havertown, PA, passed away on August 31, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Margaret Ann Connolly (nee Aspinall). Loving father of Geralann Rice, Judith Connolly-Wells and Richard Connolly. Also survived by his granddaughter Shauna Cassidy and his brother Raymond Connolly. Donald was predeceased by his siblings Kathleen, Joseph,...
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Peter N. McEneaney, Sr.

February 7, 1933 - August 30, 2017

Peter N. McEneaney, Sr., age 84, of West Chester, PA, formerly of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on August 30, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late James and May McEneaney (nee Nelson). Peter was a graduate of St. Thomas More High School in Philadelphia. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War era. He was employed as a Telephone Systems Repairman with...
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Elizabeth A. Geraghty

October 17, 1942 - August 29, 2017

Elizabeth A. Geraghty (nee McAdams), age 74, of Drexel Hill, PA, formerly of the Feltonville section of Philadelphia, PA, passed away on August 29, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late George and Rita McAdams (nee Kivitz). Elizabeth was predeceased by her beloved husband, Joseph P. Geraghty, Sr. and her brothers George and James McAdams. She is survived by her...
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Doris L. Kalmbacher

October 4, 1923 - August 27, 2017

Doris L. Kalmbacher, age 93, a longtime resident of Havertown, PA, and member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Havertown, PA, passed away on August 27, 2017. A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Arlington Cemetery, 2900 State Road, Drexel Hill, PA.
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Leon St. Aubyn Rapaport

November 25, 1951 - August 26, 2017

Leon St. Aubyn Rapaport, age 65, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on August 26, 2017. Born in Montego Bay, St. James, Jamaica, he was the son of the late Lester Rapaport and Gloris Tharpe (nee Reuben). Leon was employed as a Television Technician. He was a certified pilot, enjoyed flying and scuba diving. He loved music from the 40's and 50's and playing dominoes. He had strong political...
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Roy D. Taylor, Sr.

August 9, 1945 - August 26, 2017

Roy D. Taylor, Sr., age 72, of Brookhaven, PA, passed away on August 26, 2017. Roy was born in Aiken, SC. Roy served in the United States Army. He was employed as a Building Superintendent for Upper Darby Township. Roy was a loving, giving, generous, outgoing and helpful person. He loved his wife, children, grandchildren, his cats and neighbors. He enjoyed fishing in Marsh Creek...
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Charles J Haas

August 25, 2017

Charles J. Haas, age 75 of Havertown, PA passed away on August 25, 2017. Born in Darby, PA he was the son of the late Albert and Marjorie Haas (nee McFadden). He is survived by his beloved wife Kathryn A. Haas (nee Farnschlader), loving children Michael Haas, Terri Haas Flannery, Christine Kavka (Daniel), Gregory Haas (Kathryn ), dear sisters Marjorie Rienzi (Joe), Barbara Shelton (John),...
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Elizabeth E. Friel

December 26, 1928 - August 19, 2017

Elizabeth E. Friel, age 88, of Fort Myers, FL, formerly of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on August 19, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary Friel (nee McGovern). Elizabeth was employed as a Crossing Guard for Upper Darby Township. She retired in 2007. In addition to her parents, Elizabeth was predeceased by her siblings Anna Lutter, Florence...
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William J. Purcell

October 1, 1938 - August 19, 2017

William J. Purcell, age 78, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on August 19, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Michael J. and Bridget Purcell (nee Moran). William was a graduate of St. Thomas More High School and St. Joseph University, both in Philadelphia. He was employed as a Software Testing Engineer with Computer Science Corporation in Mount Laurel, NJ. He...
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Robert T. "Bobby" Clark III

February 1, 1937 - August 18, 2017

Robert T. (Bobby) Clark, III, age 80, of Upper Darby, PA passed away on August 18, 2017. Born and raised in the Meadows Section of Philadelphia, PA, Bobby was the beloved son of the late Robert T. Jr. and Sarah E. Clark (nee Harding). He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Grace E. (nee Johnston) Clark, son Robert T. Clark, IV, and his dear sister Joan E. Gould. Bobby was the loving...
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David E. Doney

June 2, 1958 - August 18, 2017

David E. Doney, age 59, of Upper Darby, PA passed away on August 18, 2017. Born in Darby, PA, David was the beloved son of the late James P. and Regina H. Doney (nee Bradley). He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout at St. Cyril of Alexandria Church and was a 1977 graduate of Upper Darby High School. David worked for Upper Darby Township for 28 years. He was a member and past secretary of...
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Margaret M. Kean

May 29, 1936 - August 13, 2017

Margaret M. Kean (nee Kenny), age 81, of West Chester, PA, formerly of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on August 13, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Richard A. and Eva D. Kenny (nee Reilly). She was the beloved wife of the late F. Patrick Kean. Loving mother of Margaret Nelson (Michael), F. Patrick Kean, Jr. (Cynthia), Colleen Edwards (Peter), Eileen Hutchinson ...
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Robert Irwin "Ernie" Anderson

August 12, 2017

Robert "Ernie" Anderson, of Drexel Hill, on August 12, 2017, passed at home with family. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Lezlie (nee Rutter); loving father to daughters, Adrian and Violet; also survived by a sister, Edith Anderson of Chicago. He also leaves his faithful collie, Duncan. Ernie touched many lives and will be very sadly missed by his family and so many friends. He was...
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Elaine A. Geonnotti

May 30, 1945 - August 11, 2017

Elaine A. Geonnotti (nee Caruso), age 72, of Coopersburg, PA, passed away on August 13, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Louis Caruso and Concetta Gentile. Elaine was a graduate of West Catholic Girls High School in Philadelphia and was employed as an Optician. She retired in 2008. She is survived by her beloved husband, Peter J. Geonnotti and her loving...
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Teresa Ianovale

August 11, 2017

Teresa Ianovale (nee Gillespie), 91, of Oreland, PA, formerly of Overbrook, PA, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on August 11, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Ianovale, Sr.; loving mother of Joseph Ianovale, Jr. (Barbara), Peggy Evans (Jim), Dennis Ianovale (Lois), Steven Ianovale, Mark Ianovale (Sandi), Michael Ianovale (Patty), Sue Deschenes (Mike).; devoted...
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Jeanne E. Slavin (nee Walsh)

August 11, 2017

Jeanne E. Slavin (nee Walsh), 54, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away suddenly at home on August 11, 2017. Jeanne was the beloved wife of Jeffrey P. Slavin and loving mother of Matthew P. Slavin and Brian P. Slavin. Jeanne was a graduate of Archbishop Prendergast High School and Neuman College where she earned a BSN in Nursing. She began her nursing career at Jefferson Hospital and later...
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Joseph Acchione

June 19, 1939 - August 11, 2017

Joseph Acchione, age 78, of Upper Darby, passed away on August 11, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1939, Joseph was the son of the late Clement and Mary nee (Ricci) Acchione. Joseph was a Bus Driver for Septa in the Frontier Division in Upper Darby, PA. Joseph is survived by his beloved wife Dorothy P. nee (Murphy). He is also survived by his Daughter Jennifer M. Acchione; his sister...
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Colleen M. Bruton

August 11, 2017

Colleen M. Bruton, 27, of Springfield, PA passed away on August 11, 2017. Born in Darby, PA in 1990, she was the daughter of Charles J. and Virginia M. (nee Craig) Bruton. Colleen attended St. Katherine Day School, ET Richardson Middle School, and the Melmark School. In her free time, she enjoyed horseback riding, going to musicals and plays, watching Disney movies, and shopping. Colleen...
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Nicholas S. Trobovic

July 20, 1958 - August 10, 2017

Nicholas S. Trobovic, age 59, of Berwyn, PA, passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Ocean Medical Center in Brick, NJ. Nick was born in Philadelphia, and grew up in Kensington and Upper Darby. He attended Saint Laurence Grammar School and Monsignor Bonner High School where he graduated with the Class of 1976. He worked at the Philadelphia Naval Ship Yard as an Outside Machinist....
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Raymond S. Bednarczyk

August 10, 2017

Raymond Stanley Bednarczyk, 77, of Philadelphia, PA passed away on August 10, 2017. Born in Philadelphia in 1939, he was the son of the late Stanley and Casmira (nee Koziel) Bednarczyk. Raymond was the loving father of Elizabeth McCarrick (John); devoted grandfather of Alexa, Sean, Jacqueline, and Thomas; dear brother of Edward Bednarczyk and Barbara Chun (Butch). Relatives and friends...
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Joseph F. DeBenedetto

August 8, 2017

Joseph F. DeBenedetto, 63, of Aston, PA formerly of Upper Darby, PA passed away on August 8, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1954, he was the son of the late Joseph F. and Rita (nee DiPierri) DeBenendetto. Joseph was the beloved husband of Roxanne Imperatrice; loving father of Ann Marie Chapman (Stephen) and Jennifer Gotkin (Charlie Messener); devoted grandfather of Finn, CJ, and Maxx;...
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Ellis R. Feldman

August 7, 2017

Ellis Robert Feldman, 90, of Drexel Hill, PA passed away on August 7, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1926, he was the son of the late Harry and Etta (nee Miller) Feldman. He was a graduate of Central High School of Philadelphia and LaSalle College where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree. Ellis was a member of several groups including The Society for the Preservation of Old Mills, the...
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Mary J. Lux

August 6, 2017

Mary J. Lux (nee Johnson), 81 of Upper Darby, PA passed away on August 6, 2017. She was the beloved wife of late Anthony " Tony " Lux; and the late Ronald Sessinger. Loving mother of Sue Vagnoni ( Joe ) and the late David Sessinger ; loving Grandmother of Emily (Brian Evans); Great Grandmother to Aidan and Liliana; Cousin to Barbara Bohlander. Relatives and friends may visit the family 6...
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Raymond J. Martin, Jr.

August 5, 2017

Raymond J. Martin, Jr., 87, of Drexel Hill, PA passed away on August 5, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1930, he was the son of the late Raymond J. and Lillian May (nee Peck) Martin. Raymond served honorably in the US Navy during the Korean War. He loved animals and he was honored to have such wonderful, caring neighbors. Raymond was the beloved husband of the late Charlotte B. (nee...
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Bernice "Bea" Beaver

March 7, 1966 - August 5, 2017

Bernice (Bea) Beaver 51, of Havertown, PA, and formerly of Ardmore, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Taylor Hospital on Saturday, August 5th, 2017. She was the beloved wife of Thomas P. Beaver for 26 years, and the loving mother to her children – Angela, Taylor, Thomas, Jenna, and Joseph. Bea is also survived by brothers William Fuhlbrick of Drexel Hill, and Gene...
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Mary T. Nelson

May 28, 1919 - August 5, 2017

Mary T. Nelson (nee McCullough), age 98, of Upper Darby, PA passed away on August 5, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the daughter of the late Francis and Mary (nee Convery) McCullough. Mary graduated from West Catholic Girls High School in 1938. She enjoyed bowling, playing bingo, and was an avid reader and traveler. Mary also spent her free time volunteering with Red Cross and helping...
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Andrew J. Lucchesi

August 1, 2017

Andrew J. Lucchesi, 88, of Media, PA, formerly of Havertown, PA passed away on August 1, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Eileen Lucchesi (nee Woodall); loving father of John Lucchesi (the late Doreen), Larry Lucchesi (Kathleen), Mary Grant (Donald), and Paul Lucchesi; devoted grandfather of Lauren Presser (Michael), Nicholas Lucchesi, Vincent Lucchesi, and 1 great-grandchild on the way;...
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Diane M. Hickey

July 31, 2017

Diane M. Hickey (nee Dixon), of Rock Hill, SC and formerly of Ardmore, PA passed away on July 31, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1944, she was the daughter of the late Joseph F. and Mary (nee Primo) Dixon. Diane was the loving mother of Diane Hickey, Jaime Baionno (Anthony), and Mariellen Hickey (fiancé Joseph Farwell); devoted grandmother of Tristan, Kenneth, Addison, and Kennedy;...
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Joseph F. Kempski

January 28, 1953 - July 29, 2017

Joseph F. Kempski, age 64, of Havertown, PA, passed away on July 29, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Joseph F. and Gilda Kempski (nee Ricci). Joseph was employed in Route Sales for Entenmann's Bakeries. In addition to his parents, Joseph was predeceased by his beloved wife, Annette Kempski. He is survived by his stepsons Joseph (Joanne) and David Granozio, his...
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Raymond L. Baraldi

May 18, 1926 - July 27, 2017

Raymond L. Baraldi, age 91, of Rosemont, PA, formerly of Havertown, PA and Sarasota, FL, passed away on July 27, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Henry and Marie Baraldi (nee Manning). Raymond was a graduate of St. Thomas More High School in Philadelphia. He was employed as a Painting Contractor for Baraldi Painting in Rosemont, PA. He retired in 1990. ...
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Thuog Sean

July 14, 1940 - July 22, 2017

Thuog Sean, age 77, of Drexel Hill, PA, formerly of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on July 22, 2017. Born in Battambang, Cambodia, she was the daughter of the late Seo Tong Siev and Thang Kim Heng. Thuog had been employed as a seamstress for over ten years for Maternity Works in Philadelphia and Upper Darby, PA. She retired in 2000. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Kong...
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Louis J. "Lou" Tagliaferri

March 24, 1932 - July 21, 2017

Louis J. "Lou" Tagliaferri, age 85, of Albrightsville, PA, formerly of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on July 21, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Joseph and Angelina Tagliaferri (nee Rappazzo). He was employed as a mechanic with SEPTA for 34 years. Beloved husband of Doris J. Tagliaferri (nee Bixler). Loving father of Linda Love (Ray). Also survived by his...
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Marjorie Ann Ferry

December 27, 1915 - July 21, 2017

Marjorie Ann Ferry (nee Barber), 101 years of age, of Bryn Mawr, PA passed away on July 21, 2017. Born in Ardmore, PA, Marjorie was the daughter of the late William George and Kate Barber (nee Guy). Marjorie worked as a secretary for Haverford Friends School for over 35 years. She was the beloved wife of the late William George Ferry. Marjorie was the loving mother of Richard William...
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Edna Bradley Otten

August 14, 1916 - July 20, 2017

Edna Bradley Otten, 100, of Darby and formerly of Ardmore, PA passed away on July 20, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Edna was the beloved daughter of the late Joseph and Nora Bradley (nee Cusack). Edna worked as a legal secretary for the Philadelphia Housing Authority until her retirement in 1981. She was the beloved wife of the late Fredric B. Otten; loving mother of Marian Gittelman;...
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Catherine Pappas

July 13, 1931 - July 19, 2017

Catherine Pappas (nee Stewart), age 86, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on July 19, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late William and Ruth Stewart (nee McDonald). Catherine had been employed as a waitress in the restaurant industry. Catherine is survived by her loving children, John P. Pappas (Roseann) and Desiree A. Torelli (Tony), her grandchildren Olivia...
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Mary C. "Molly" Palucci

November 17, 1926 - July 15, 2017

Mary C. "Molly" Palucci (nee Petrill), age 90, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on July 15, 2017. Born in Hazelton, PA, she was the daughter of the late Ralph Vincent and Gertrude Petrill (nee Ward). Molly was a 1942 graduate of Hazelton High School where she was a cheerleader and had an abundance of energy. She was an accomplished classical pianist and was in many recitals. Molly was a...
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Anne Linda Molineux

April 16, 1947 - July 14, 2017

Anne Linda Molineux, age 70, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on July 14, 2017. Born in in Philadelphia to the late Michael and Edna Kane, Anne was a graduate of Archbishop Prendergast High School and worked as a Manager of The Head Nut in Swarthmore for 15 years. Anne is survived by her beloved children, Dr. Michael Molineux (Paul) and Lea Ann Molineux (Leon). Anne is also survived by her...
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Columbina J. "Bina" Bonanni

October 12, 1927 - July 14, 2017

Columbina "Bina" J. Bonanni (nee Angelini), 89, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on July 14, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Domenico and Francesca Angelini (nee Taddei) and the beloved wife of the late Armando "Arman" Bonanni. Bina's passion was taking care of her family, and especially enjoyed cooking for her husband, Arman, children, grandchildren, and...
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Theresa A. Falcone

August 6, 1925 - July 13, 2017

Theresa A. Falcone, born August 6, 1925, died peacefully on Thursday, July 13, 2017, at the Quadrangle in Haverford PA. She is survived by siblings, Martino A. Falcone (Rita), Carmela Falcone, Antoinette D. Kaufman (John), three loving nieces, a nephew, five great-nieces, two great-nephews, three great-great-nieces, and two great-great nephews. In addition to her parents, Joseph & Maria...
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Mildred L. Lebkuecher

October 29, 1919 - July 13, 2017

Mildred L. Lebkeucher (nee Beil), age 97, of Lansdowne, PA, passed away on July 13, 2017. Born in Shiloh Valley, IL, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Barbara Beil (nee Kraft). Mildred was predeceased by her beloved husband, Albert L. Lebkeucher and her siblings George, Arthur, Robert, Florence and Dorothy. She is survived by her loving daughter Janice K. Vlahovich, her...
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Dr. Thomas F. Rooney, Jr.

February 19, 1945 - July 12, 2017

Dr. Thomas F. Rooney, Jr., age 72, of Drexel Hill, PA passed away on July 12, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Susan S. Rooney (nee Smith). Loving father of Thomas F. Rooney, III (DaVonne R. Armstrong) and Jonathan J. Rooney (Stephanie). Grandfather of Declan Rooney. Brother of Mary Jo Hitz (George). Thomas was predeceased by his parents Thomas F. Rooney, Sr. and Josepha A. Rooney (nee...
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Anthony J. Day, (Tony)

March 12, 1931 - July 10, 2017

Anthony J. Day (Tony), age 86, of Philadelphia, PA, passed away on July 10, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Edmund and Eleanor Day (nee Gallagher). Tony Day was a teacher in the Philadelphia School District for over 30 years. He was predeceased by his siblings Edmund, Hugh, Charles and Marie (Eleanor Therese, SSJ). He is survived by his beloved wife, Ann P. Day ...
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Brendan W. Randall

May 8, 1966 - July 9, 2017

Brendan Walter Randall, aged 51, lately of Chicago, IL but always a Minnesotan, died on July 9, 2017 after an accident. A learned man and a Humanist, Brendan was working on his doctorate in religion and education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His thesis framed his desire to build mutually respectful understandings of religion in a variety of school settings. As Senior Consultant...
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Daniel J. Chappelle

September 13, 1961 - July 8, 2017

Daniel J. Chappelle, age 55, of Mount Laurel, NJ, passed away on July 8, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Joseph H. and Elizabeth Chappelle (nee Carlin). Dan graduated from the Philadelphia College of Arts and was employed as a Graphic Artist in the Film and Television industry. Dan is survived by his wife Stephanie S. Chappelle (nee Machles) and his son Lewis. ...
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Madeline M. Nace

January 27, 1920 - July 7, 2017

Madeline M. Nace, 97, formerly of Havertown, PA, passed away July 7, 217 at St. Francis Country House, Darby, PA. She was born to the late William J. & Madeleine M. Nace (nee O'Neill), in Philadelphia, PA. Madeline attended Incarnation School and Hallahan High School and went on to work in the finance office of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for 25 years. She was a member of Sacred Heart...
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Emil J. Pecko

September 2, 1922 - July 5, 2017

Emil J. Pecko (94) of Delaware passed away on Wednesday July 5, 2017. Born in Philadelphia in 1922, he was the son of the late Joseph Pecko and Mildred (Gama) Pecko. Beloved husband of the late Florence A. (Gelbotowski) Pecko. Loving father of Susan Berland (the late Richard) and Monica Levin (Mark). Survived by sister Betty McCann. Devoted grandfather of Tracie Miller (Ryan), Rachel Levin,...
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Catharine M. Taylor

September 15, 1944 - July 3, 2017

Catharine M. Taylor, age 72, of Wynnewood, PA passed away on July 3, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Agatha Taylor Clemente (nee LaBrum). Catharine was employed in Customer Service for AAA in Haverford, PA. She is survived by her loving daughters Christina Norwich and Dana Vink (William), her 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, her brother...
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Peter "Pete" Tremper

October 20, 1977 - July 3, 2017

Peter J. Tremper "Pete", 39, of Lansdowne, passed away on July 3, 2017. Born in New Haven, CT. He was the son of Alan W. Tremper (Toni Mastrocola) and Mary Tremper (nee Heffernan). Pete attended Monsignor Bonner High School and was a member of the crew team. He graduated from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY and was also a member on the crew team. Pete was a team member of the Babe Ruth...
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Barbara June Grover-Drake

October 23, 1963 - July 1, 2017

Barbara June Grover-Drake, age 53, of Philadelphia, PA, passed away on July 1, 2017. Born in Roxborough, PA, to the late Raymond and Patricia Grover (nee Moffitt). She was predeceased by her stepfather John McComas, husband Edward Drake, Sr., common-law husband Zygmont Kolenda, brother James Dougherty, sister Deborah Wyatt and daughter Brianna Grover. Barbara is survived by her children;...
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John J. "Jack" Dabagian

September 5, 1941 - July 1, 2017

John (Jack) Joseph Dabagian, 75, of Upper Darby, PA passed away peacefully on July 1, 2017, surrounded by his wife and children. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Charles and Elizabeth (nee Wolfram) Dabagian. He was the beloved husband of Kathleen (nee McGovern), loving father of Gregory (Nancy), Neil (Janet), Ellen (Tim) O'Connell, and Martha Beth (Brendan) Driscoll,...
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Robert J. Nunan

October 20, 1928 - June 30, 2017

Robert J. Nunan, 88, of Upper Darby, PA passed away on June 30, 2017. Born in Upper Darby, PA, he was the son of the late Robert F. and Marie C. (nee Kelly) Nunan. Bob was a graduate of West Catholic Boys High School in 1948. He then went on and joined the United States Army and served during the Korean conflict. After his honorable discharge, he then went to work for the United States...
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Anthony M. Delloso "ANT"

December 18, 1990 - June 30, 2017

Anthony Michael Delloso "ANT", 26, of Clifton Heights, passed away on June 30, 2017. Born in Drexel Hill, PA he was the son of Francis D. and Theresa M. (nee Sibley) Delloso. He was employed at J&M as a shop Steward, Iron Mountain, and Ed's Beer. Anthony is survived by his loving grandfather John Delloso; his siblings Francis D. Delloso and Nicholas M. Delloso; his niece Dahlia June Delloso...
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James F. O'Brien, Jr.

March 9, 1938 - June 28, 2017

James F. O'Brien, Jr., age 79, of Boothwyn, PA, passed away on June 28, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late James F. O'Brien, Sr. and Mary O'Brien (nee Almeida). James was employed as a bartender at the Springfield Inn, formerly known as Ricchetti's. He retired in 1999. In addition to his parents, James was predeceased by his sister, Mary O'Brien. He is survived...
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Larry S. Smondroski

May 14, 1938 - June 28, 2017

Larry S. Smondroski, age 79, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on June 28, 2017. Born in Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Stanley and Helen Smondroski (nee Valickas). He was a 1956 graduate of Ridley High School where he played football. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He loved spending time with his family, was an avid hunter and fisherman and a fan of the...
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Phyllis Lancello

April 16, 1931 - June 27, 2017

Phyllis Lancello (nee Della Polla), age 86, of Aldan, PA, passed away on June 27, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Teresa Della Polla (nee Pietrefesa). Phyllis was employed by the Upper Darby School District in the Food Service Department. Phyllis loved her home, her grandchildren, gardening and cooking for her family. Phyllis was...
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Melissa A. Conlon

June 22, 2017

Melissa A. Conlon (Missy), age 57, of Havertown, PA, passed away on June 22, 2017. Born in Ridley Park, PA she was the daughter of the late J. Myles and Ann (nee McNeile) Conlon. Missy graduated from The Academy of Notre Dame De Namur in Villanova, PA., and went on to earn her Bachelor's Degree from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA. She was a cheery and welcoming presence over many...
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Margaret Martha Cloak

September 26, 1931 - June 16, 2017

Margaret Martha Cloak, age 85, of Philadelphia, PA, formerly of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on June 16, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Ethel Mae Cloak (nee Maguire). Margaret had been employed as an Assembly Line Worker for the Philadelphia Gum Factory in Havertown. In addition to her parents, Margaret was predeceased by her brothers, Alvin and...
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James J. "Big Jim" Lacey, Sr.

May 31, 1961 - June 12, 2017

James J. Lacey, Sr. "Big Jim", age 56, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away suddenly on June 12, 2017. Born in Darby, PA, he was the son of Richard Lacey and the late Marion Lacey. Jim was employed as a truck driver/laborer for City Floors in Conshohocken, PA. Jimmy was a hardworking man who adored his family and welcomed anyone into his home, especially children. Jimmy enjoyed riding his...
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Thomas J. "Tom" Cassidy

February 24, 1924 - June 12, 2017

Thomas J. "Tom" Cassidy, age 93, of Broomall, PA, passed away peacefully at home, on June 12, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Patrick Maurice and Rosanna Cassidy (nee Troy). Tom was a graduate of St. Thomas More High School '41 and St. Joseph's College (now University) '50, both in Philadelphia. Tom served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was...
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Anna H. Hicks

June 27, 1926 - June 11, 2017

Anna H. Hicks (nee Perri), age 90, a 55 year resident of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on June 11, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Helen Perri (nee Connelly). Anna was employed as a Coder/Biller for Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill, PA. She retired in 1988. Anna was predeceased by her husbands, Gerard Noel and Francis Hicks, and...
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Eleanor T. Cummings

October 28, 1930 - June 10, 2017

Eleanor T. Cummings(nee McCloskey), age 86, of Havertown, PA, passed away on June 10, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late William and Catherine McCloskey (nee Corcoran). Eleanor was a kind, welcoming, and devoted mother. She was also devoted to her Catholic faith and to the religious orders. Eleanor was a graduate of West Catholic Girls High School, Class of 1950....
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Marjorie W. "Marge" Kopka

December 4, 1944 - June 9, 2017

Marjorie W. "Marge" Kopka (nee Wheeler), 72, of Havertown, PA and Hernando, FL passed away on June 9, 2017. Born in Springfield, MA, she was the daughter of the late Edwin J. and Shirley (nee Jewett) Wheeler. Marge enjoyed golf, travel, cruising and scrapbooking. She was an avid NBA basketball fan, especially as a season ticket holder starting in 1982 with the Chicago Bulls and then in...
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Jonathan Odum Beasley

February 11, 1950 - June 9, 2017

Jonathan Odum Beasley, age 67, of Lansdowne, PA, passed away on June 9, 2017. Born in Rayville, LA, he was the son of the late Dr. Leon O. and Marjorie Beasley (nee Wood). Jon is survived by his wife Susan, of Lansdowne, PA, his stepson, Dylan Parks and his wife, Elizabeth of NYC, brother, Dr. Stephen Beasley and his wife Patsy, of Baton Rouge, LA, sister, Elizabeth Frederick and her...
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Mary Louise Cini

March 30, 1915 - June 7, 2017

Mary Louise Cini (nee Garlick), age 102, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on June 7, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Charles Creighton and Louis Cini. Loving mother of Mary Wallis Peterson (the late Donald) and Elizabeth Anne Creighton. Also survived by her stepdaughters Kathi Spitzner and Susan Cini-Scarff. Relatives and friends are invited to visit the family Monday, June 12, 2017 9:00...
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Joseph A. Funk

November 30, 1956 - June 7, 2017

Joseph A. Funk, age 60, of Swarthmore, PA, passed away on June 7, 2017. Beloved son of the late Charles and Jane Funk (nee Raylman). Loving brother of Rev. Peter C. Funk, Judy Weir (John), John Funk (Marilyn), Maryann Carr (Greg), Margaret Dailey (Dennis). Also survived by his 12 nieces and nephews, 19 grandnieces and nephews and his devoted staff and family at Don Guanella Village. ...
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M. Katherine "Kaye" Murray

June 2, 2017

M. Katherine "Kaye" Murray (nee Bonnell), age 95, of Havertown, PA, passed away on June 1, 2017. Born in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Franklin and Harriet Bonnell (nee Dever). Kaye was the beloved wife of the late George F. Murray, the loving mother of Sr. Ellen Murray, RSM, Noreen M. Gloninger (David), Loretta A. Dugan (Thomas), John W. Murray (Rhea),...
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Joan P. Petrocelli

November 12, 1934 - June 1, 2017

Joan P. "Patti" Petrocelli (nee Schluth), age 82, of Southwest Philadelphia, PA, passed away on June 1, 2017. Born in South Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Adele Schluth (nee Lippman). Joan moved to Southwest Philadelphia in 1965 and was a parishioner at St. Barnabas Church. She was employed as a cook at The Homestead and also employed as a Presser at Fox...
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Thomas Michael "Tommy" McAteer

November 17, 1992 - May 30, 2017

Thomas Michael McAteer, "Tommy", 24 of Clifton Heights, PA passed away suddenly on May 30, 2017 and is now resting peacefully with his father in Heaven. Tommy was born on November 17, 1992. Beloved and cherished son of MaryEllen McAteer Brogan and the late Thomas McAteer. Loving and devoted brother of Lauren McAteer. Dedicated and cherished uncle of Alivia and Emma Graham. Loving and cherished...
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Edward J. Fisher

May 15, 1947 - May 30, 2017

Edward J. Fisher, age 70, of Southwest Philadelphia, PA, passed away on May 30, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late William F. Fisher, Sr. and Helen A. Fisher (nee Kiley). In addition to his parents, Edward was predeceased by his son, Keith Greller and his brother, Robert E. Fisher. He is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Greller, his siblings William F. Fisher,...
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