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

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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Robert T. Davis

December 31, 1923 - May 29, 2017

Robert T. Davis , age 93, of Newtown Square, PA and formerly of Ocean City , NJ, passed away May 29,2017. He was the beloved husband of Florence Davis (nee Watson) and the loving father of Margie (Jim) Reiley, Jeanette (Monty) Kellogg, and Robert Jr. (the late Kathleen McCue). Devoted grandfather of Jessica Abatangell, Patrick and Dan Reiley, Taylor Kellogg, Tristin Morgan, Kate and Grace Davis,...
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Marion M. Powers

October 4, 1922 - May 29, 2017

Marion M. Powers (nee Mongan), age 94, of Downingtown, PA, formerly of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on May 29, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late James J. and Marguerite Mongan (nee Kelleher). Marion was predeceased by her beloved husband, George A. Powers, Jr. She is survived by her loving children John T. (Mary Ann), George A. (Jody), Anne E. Donohue ...
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Vaughan L. Bianco

March 1, 1932 - May 26, 2017

Vaughan was born on March 1, 1932 and passed away on May 26, 2017. She was a longtime resident of Lansdowne, PA and died in Lafayette Hill, PA. Vaughan was a blessing to all who knew her and a role model of grace, generosity, compassion and strength. Mom never met a stranger. She opened her home to all, fed them well and always left them better than they arrived. She co-founded the Lansdowne...
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Dolores Pawloski Sullivan

April 11, 1932 - May 26, 2017

Dolores Anne Pawloski Sullivan (nee D'Onofrio), age 85, of Media, PA, formerly of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on May 26, 2017. Born on April 11, 1932 in Bryn Mawr, PA, she was the daughter of the late Helen and Peter D'Onofrio and stepdaughter of the late Arthur Kauffmann. Dolores was a 1949 graduate of Marple Newtown High School and a 1953 graduate of Penn State College, where she was a...
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Julia Pellegrino

February 2, 1921 - May 20, 2017

Julia Pellegrino (nee Bernardino), age 96, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on May 20, 2017. Born in Upper Darby, PA, she was the daughter of the late Giuseppi and Angela Bernardino (nee Angelia). Julia was employed as a Secretary for the United Food & Commercial Workers, Local 152. She retired in 1986. Julia was predeceased by her beloved husband, Francis Pellegrino. She is survived...
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James L. Cunningham

August 15, 1944 - May 20, 2017

James L. Cunningham, of Millsboro, DE, formerly of Springfield, PA, passed away on May 20, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Dorothy R. Cunningham (nee Henkels) and James L. Cunningham Sr. James served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War era. He was employed as an Accountant with Einstein Hospital. He retired in 2011. James is survived by his...
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Helen M. Moughan

May 19, 2017

Helen M. Moughan (nee Heppard), of Philadelphia, formerly of Drexel Hill and Lansdowne, PA, passed away on May 19, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard J. Moughan and the devoted mother of Eileen M. Moughan S.H.C.J. She was a dear sister of Kathleen Kohlbrenner and of the late Margaret and William Heppard. Helen is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and...
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Anita L. McBride

May 15, 1957 - May 16, 2017

Anita L. McBride (nee Teed), age 60, of Upper Darby, PA passed away suddenly on May 16, 2017. Beloved wife of Joseph T. McBride for 40 years. Loving mother of Tiffany A. Eastridge and Angel M. McBride. Loving daughter of Elizabeth H. Johnson (nee Belmont) and the late Ray Ellis Teed. Sister of Phyllis McLeod and the late Sharon Poore. Mimi of Calvin, Kennadi and Danny Angus. She was...
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Thelma Olivo Jones

December 9, 1924 - May 16, 2017

Thelma Marie Jones (nee Olivo), age 92, of Philadelphia, PA, formerly of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on May 16, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Silvio and Assunta Olivo (nee Matteucci). Thelma had been employed as an Executive Secretary for the United States Government. Thelma enjoyed Broadway musicals, traveling, classic movies, Christmas and Christmas...
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James H. "Jim" O'Donnell

January 9, 1935 - May 7, 2017

James H. "Jim" O'Donnell, age 82, of Havertown, PA, passed away on May 7, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late James and Helen O'Donnell (nee Fisher). Mr. O'Donnell was the best husband, dad and grandpop. He was an avid reader and loved animals. He was Cub Master of Upper Darby Troop 209. He played and coached softball and baseball. He enjoyed backpacking and...
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Hubert J. Gantz

July 1, 1942 - May 7, 2017

Hubert J. Gantz, age 74, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on May 7, 2017. Born in Darby, PA, he was the son of the late William L. and Catherine V. Gantz (nee McIntyre). Hubert attended Villanova University for two years. Hubert was employed as an Auditor with NEIS (New England Insurance Services) based in Connecticut. He retired in 2013. Hubert was a member of Garrettford-Drexel...
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Francis G. "Frank" Bannister

November 26, 1961 - May 6, 2017

Francis G. "Frank" Bannister, age 55, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on May 6, 2017. Born in Darby, PA, he was the son of Patricia Bannister (nee DiFrancesco) and the late Francis G. Bannister. Frank was employed at the United States Mint in Philadelphia as a Utility Systems Operator for over 20 years. He enjoyed fishing, camping, kayaking and gardening. In addition to his mother,...
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Jo-Ann Smith

October 31, 1941 - May 6, 2017

Jo-Ann Smith (nee Faulkner), age 75, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on May 6, 2017. Born in Darby, PA, she was the daughter of the late Cornelius and Helen H. Faulkner (nee Hartmann). Jo-Ann was a graduate of Notre Dame deLourdes High School in Moylan, PA and was employed as a travel agent with Westminster Travel.. She was an avid reader and dedicated to her Catholic faith. She is...
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Steven M. Cechvala

April 24, 1956 - May 5, 2017

Steven M. Cechvala, age 61, a 27 year resident of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on May 5, 2017. Born in West Bend, WI, he was the son of the late Edward and Enid Cechvala (nee Davidson). Steven was employed as a Architect with the Philadelphia Zoo. Steven was predeceased by his sister, Beverly. He is survived by his beloved wife, Marguerite J. Cechvala (nee Palucci), his loving daughters...
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Benjamin Franklyn Davis, Jr. "Frank"

June 15, 1945 - May 2, 2017

Benjamin Franklyn Davis, Jr. "Frank", age 71, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on May 2, 2017. Born in Atlanta, GA, he was the son of the late Benjamin Franklyn and Kathryn Isabel Davis (nee Baxter). He received his Bachelor's Degree from Gettysburg College and his Master's Degree from Temple University. He was employed as a teacher with the Yeadon School District and as a Principal with...
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Thomas A. Johnson, Sr.

December 2, 1943 - May 1, 2017

Thomas Alan Johnson, Sr., age 73, died on Monday, May 1, 2017 at The Fair Acres Geriatric Center. He quietly concluded his decade long battle with Alzheimer's Disease surrounded by many family members, friends, and some special staff members from the 1st floor of Building 8. Tom was one of five brothers born to Henry W. Johnson and Jane E. Johnson (nee Logan) on December 2, 1943. As a child,...
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Mary E. Looby

May 20, 1921 - April 30, 2017

Mary E. Looby (nee Huggins), age 95, of Havertown, PA, passed away on April 30, 2017. Born in New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Margaret Huggins (nee Cavanaugh). Mary was employed as a secretary for Pierce Archives. She retired in 1987. Mary was the beloved wife of the late Francis J. Looby. She was the loving mother of Sr. Kathleen Looby, I.H.M., Patricia Cotton ...
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R. Daniel Vetre

April 30, 2017

R. Daniel Vetre, 96, of Havertown, PA, passed away on April 30, 2017. Born in New Britain, CT in 1920, he was the son of the late John and Mary Vetre (nee Sangermana). Dan grew up shining shoes and selling newspapers during the depression. He served honorably in the Merchant Marines during World War II and crossed the Atlantic several times. Dan then worked as a Sales Manager in the carpet...
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Robert F. Bonsall

March 3, 1928 - April 29, 2017

Robert F. Bonsall, age 89, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on April 29, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Isaac and Isabella Bonsall (nee Morrow). Robert was employed as a painter for the Haverford School District. He retired in 1990. Robert was predeceased by his beloved wife Theresa M. Bonsall, who passed away in February, 2017 and his sisters Joan Ward,...
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David J. Bonagura

December 22, 1964 - April 28, 2017

David J. Bonagura, age 52, of Glenolden, PA, passed away on April 28, 2017. He was the son of the late Ralph and Eleanor Bonagura (nee O'Rourke). He is survived by the love of his life, Diane Knauer, his loving brothers Ralph and John Bonagura. Loving uncle of Heather. David was employed as a Grocery Manager at Acme Markets. He was a devoted Philadelphia sports fan, especially the...
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Anne E O' Brien

April 27, 2017

Anne E. O' Brien, age 97, of Upper Darby passed away on April 27, 2017. She is survived by her nieces and great nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to Funeral Mass Monday May 8, 2017 at 10:00 AM at St. Cyril of Alexandria Church, 153 Penn Boulevard, East Lansdowne, PA 19050. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, contributions to her memory may be made to St. Jude...
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Margaret "Peg" Metzger

March 26, 1925 - April 26, 2017

Margaret "Peg" Metzger, age 92, of Primos, PA, passed away on April 26, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late John L. and Margaret E. Metzger (nee Casey). She was predeceased by her sister, Mary C. Watts. Peg was employed in the insurance industry. Peg acted as a second mother to her nieces and nephews, always generous with her time, often giving each of them...
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Marianne T. Stewart

March 6, 1943 - April 25, 2017

Marianne T. Stewart (nee Lobis), age 74, of King of Prussia, PA, passed away on April 25, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Carmen and Anne Lobis (nee Melizia). Marianne was a 1961 graduate of West Catholic Girls High School and a 1982 graduate of Saint Joseph University, both in Philadelphia, PA. She was employed as a Career Counselor at Saint Joseph's...
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Elaine Rose Fahy

January 18, 1936 - April 24, 2017

Elaine Rose Fahy (nee White), age 81, a 51 year resident of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on April 24, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late William S. and Florence White (nee Roberts). Elaine Rose was a graduate of Upper Darby High School. She was employed at the Chilton Company in Philadelphia, and at Clifton Precision in Drexel Hill, PA, which moved to...
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Elsie K. Muntz

November 9, 1930 - April 23, 2017

Elsie K. Muntz (nee Kerasec), age 86, of Havertown, PA, passed away on April 23, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Mary Kerasec (nee Bullock). Elsie was a 1948 graduate of West Philadelphia High School. She loved gambling, going to the casinos, talking to her friends and making new friends. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were...
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Ruth D. Fisher

January 24, 1924 - April 20, 2017

Ruth D. Fisher (nee Deitsch), age 93, of Media, PA, formerly of Springfield, PA, passed away on April 20, 2017. Born in Detroit, MI, she was the daughter of the late Romeo T. and Minnie M. Deitsch (nee Hutzler). Ruth was a graduate of Western High School in Detroit, MI. She received her B.A. and Master's degrees from Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL. She was a former member of the First...
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Michael D. Abel

September 22, 1978 - April 20, 2017

Michael D. Abel, age 38, of Quakertown, PA, formerly of Upper Darby, PA, passed away suddenly on April 20, 2017. Born in Upper Darby, PA, he was the son of Paul and Letty Abel (nee Lobb). Michael was self-employed in the painting industry. In addition to his parents, Michael is survived by his beloved wife, Anna Abel (nee Crouthamel), his loving children Daniel and Amelia Abel, his...
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Susan Bradley

December 24, 1932 - April 20, 2017

Susan Bradley (nee Gallagher), age 84, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on April 20, 2017. Born in Drumbarron, Frosses, Donegal Ireland, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Annie Gallagher (nee McGroary). Susan was employed as a hostess at the Merion Cricket Club. Susan was predeceased by her beloved husband, Bernard J. Bradley. She is survived by her loving children Michael ...
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Lola M. Fusco

March 4, 1924 - April 16, 2017

Lola M. Fusco (nee Brillhart), age 93, of Bechtelsville, PA, formerly of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on April 16, 2017. Born in Herman, IL, she was the daughter of Chester and Ethyl Brillhart (nee Horner). She moved to Pennsylvania in 1945. Lola was employed as a Labor and Delivery nurse at Chester Hospital, Taylor Hospital and finally at Springfield Hospital until her retirement. ...
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James J. Wilson

November 15, 1950 - April 15, 2017

James J. Wilson of Havertown, PA, passed away on April 15, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was 66 years of age. Born in Darby, PA, he was the son of the late James "Nuke" and Alice "Dolly" (nee Field) Wilson. He was a life-long resident of Upper Darby Township. Jim graduated Monsignor Bonner High School in 1968. He was an Army Veteran who served in Vietnam. Trained as a carpenter, he worked as...
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Eileen Marie Ramspacher

April 13, 2017

Eileen Marie Ramspacher (nee McGovern), 96, of Media, PA and formerly of Havertown, PA, passed away on April 13, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, in 1920, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Margaret McGovern (nee Donohue). After graduating from Hallahan High School, Eileen went on to attend St. Mary's Nursing School and later earned her B.S. from West Chester University. Eileen was...
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Kathleen T. McGoldrick

April 13, 2017

Kathleen T. McGoldrick (nee Mullen), age 68, of Wynnewood, PA, passed away on April 13, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Vincent dePaul and Phoebetta Mullen (nee Redman). Kathleen was employed as a Secretary at Temple Hospital, Haverford College, and had her own desktop publishing company. She retired over 10 years ago. Kathleen is survived by her...
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Steven A. Esposto

April 7, 1965 - April 11, 2017

Steven A. Esposto, age 52, of Clifton Heights, PA, formerly of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on April 11, 2017. Born in Drexel Hill, PA, he was the beloved son of Fred and Janet Esposto (nee Dortone). Loving brother of Fred (Joanna), Graceann and Mark Esposto. Also survived by his nieces Bianca Wert, Maria, Toni and Gina Esposto. Steven was a graduate of Upper Darby High School and Harcum...
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Donna R. Papoutsis

April 8, 2017

Donna R. Papoutsis (nee Rossillo), age 66, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away suddenly on April 8, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Domenic P. and Emily Rossillo (nee Colella). Donna is survived by her beloved husband, Dean V. Papoutsis, M.D., her loving children William D. Papoutsis and Emily E. Papoutsis and her siblings Patricia D. Nelson (Robert),...
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Michael T. Enright

May 23, 1938 - April 8, 2017

Michael T., age 78, of Havertown, PA, passed away on April 8, 2017. He was the loving father of Elizabeth Craig (James), Michael Enright and John Enright (Christy) and is also survived by 8 grandchildren. Michael was the brother of Mary Rodden, Theresa Enright (Sr. Mary Anne, O.P.) and the late Patrick Enright, John J. Enright, Jr., Anna Enright and Rita Joines. Relatives and friends...
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Elizabeth C. "Betty" Mason

January 29, 1928 - April 7, 2017

Elizabeth C. "Betty" Mason, 89, of Drexel Hill, PA passed away on April 7, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1928, Elizabeth was the daughter of the late Richard L. and Anna (Hoctor) Carmichael. Elizabeth was the beloved wife of the late Charles E. Mason, Jr.; loving mother of Jeanne M. Mason, Patricia A. Wechsler (Paul), Charles E. Mason III, Elizabeth L. Mason and Scott C. Mason; adoring...
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Joanne M. O'Brien

September 12, 1953 - April 4, 2017

Joanne M. O'Brien (nee Duffield), age 63, of Wildwood Crest, NJ, formerly of Springfield, PA, passed away on April 4, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Anne Duffield (nee Kurtz). Joanne loved spending time with her family and friends and spoiling her children and grandchildren. She loved traveling. Her favorite places were Mexico, Hawaii, Ireland...
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Charles R. "Ron" Snedeker

October 14, 1942 - March 31, 2017

Charles R. "Ron" Snedeker, age 74, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on March 31, 2017. Born in Upper Darby, PA, he was the son of the late Charles F. and Constance F. Snedeker (nee Volk). Ron received his B.A. degree from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA, and went on to earn a second degree from the University of California. He was employed as a computer programmer for many years...
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Jeanne C. Hight

October 31, 1926 - March 28, 2017

Jeanne C. Hight (nee Dockray), age 90, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on March 28, 2017 surrounded by her family. Born in Bennington, VT, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary Dockray (nee Finan). Jeanne was a giving, caring, strong, family oriented person. She enjoyed traveling with her family to Bennington, VT, Hyde Park, NY, Camano Island, WA, and Lake Tahoe, NV for her grandson...
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Diane A. Byrne

October 24, 1960 - March 28, 2017

Diane A. Byrne (nee Padusis), age 56, of Glen Mills, PA, formerly of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on March 28, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of Miriam Padusis (nee Drummond) and the late John Padusis. Diane was employed as a Paralegal for Schnader, Harrison & Segal, Attorneys-at-Law in Philadelphia, PA. Diane is survived by her husband, Raymond L. Byrne, her...
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Ruth Trinkle

July 23, 1933 - March 22, 2017

Ruth Trinkle (nee Greer), age 83, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on March 22, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Ruth Greer (nee Winters). Ruth was employed as a cook and housekeeper at Holy Spirit Rectory in Sharon Hill, PA. She retired in 2013. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Steven Trinkle, her siblings Charles Greer, Helen...
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Donald E. McGlinchey

November 23, 1942 - March 21, 2017

Donald E. McGlinchey, age 74, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on March 21, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Robert E. and Regina McGlinchey (nee Donahue). Donald was employed as a Health Benefits Consultant. Donald was a veteran of the United States Army having achieved the rank of Sergeant. In addition to his parents, Donald was predeceased by his brother,...
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