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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

Gretchen L. Davis

January 16, 1939 - March 21, 2018

Gretchen L. Davis (nee Leutheuser), 79, of Devon, PA, passed away on March 21, 2018. Born in Columbus, OH in 1939, she was the daughter of the late Robert W. and Dorothy E. (nee Krepps) Leutheuser. Gretchen was a 1956 graduate of The Columbus School for Girls and a 1960 graduate of Smith College, Northampton, MA. She was a Librarian at the Easttown Library in Berwyn, PA for more than thirty...
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Barbara Ritten

August 6, 1947 - March 20, 2018

Barbara Ritten was born in the Philadelphia area on August 6, 1947 to Mary Eckhardt Ritten and Philip Ritten. She was raised in Springfield, PA and then attended Penn State University where she graduated with a degree in Pharmacy. She moved to Pittsburgh, PA where she used her degree to work with Merck Pharmaceuticals. Barbara returned to Springfield when her father became ill and...
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Christina M. Gariano

August 11, 1921 - March 20, 2018

Christina M. Gariano (nee Aprile), age 96, a 60 year resident of Newtown Square, PA, passed away on March 20, 2018. Born in New York, NY, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Assunta (nee Passinallo) Aprile. During WW II, Christina worked for the Defense Department. She was also affiliated with the Knights of Columbus - Women's Council. Christina enjoyed painting and crocheting,...
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Ethel G. Lyon

February 17, 1944 - March 18, 2018

Ethel G. Lyon (nee Slade), age 74, of Media, PA passed away on March 18, 2018. Born in Urbana, IL, she was the daughter of the late Artie Ray and Dorothy Helen (nee White) Slade. Ethel was the beloved wife of William Lyon; the loving mother of Jim Lyon and John Lyon (Sandy); the devoted grandmother of Evan and Josh Lyon; adoring great-grandmother of Liam Lyon; dear sister of Tom, Larry,...
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Joseph A. Ithen

June 1, 1918 - March 17, 2018

Joseph A. Ithen, age 99, of Broomall, PA, passed away on March 17, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Albert and Catherine (nee Mang) Ithen. Joseph worked as an Appliance Repair Man for Philadelphia Gas Works. PFC Joseph A. Ithen was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action near Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy. He left a sheltered position during the...
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Jeanette M. Quigley

February 6, 1935 - March 15, 2018

Jeanette M. Quigley (nee Hudome), passed away on March 15, 2018, at the age of 83, alongside her loving husband, Joseph, and devoted family. Jeanette was a 1953 graduate of West Catholic School for Girls. She enjoyed word games, buying lottery tickets, watching Wheel of Fortune, the Phillies, and trips to Ocean City, NJ and other shore points. We thank God for the gift of Jeanette's life,...
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Barbara Howard Miller

February 11, 1932 - March 12, 2018

Barbara Howard Miller, age 86, of Kennedyville, MD, formerly of Gladwyne, PA, passed away March 12, 2018. Born in Wynnewood, PA, she was the daughter of Francis T. and Isabel Osbourne (nee Wetzel) Howard. Barbara was a graduate of Haverford High School and the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing. She worked briefly for The Timothy School in Berwyn, Pa. Barbara was a member of...
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Aurora Piraino

October 29, 1922 - March 12, 2018

Aurora Piraino (nee Laudato), age 95, of Boothwyn, PA, passed away peacefully on March 12, 2018. Born in Norristown, PA, she was the daughter of the late Rocco and Philomena (nee Iacavella) Laudato. Aurora and her late husband, Peter Piraino, owned and operated the Piraino Restaurant from 1961 to 1982. Then at the age of 57, Aurora graduated from Immaculata College with no less than...
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Percy A. Samuelian

February 9, 1925 - March 8, 2018

Percy A. Samuelian, age 93, of Springfield, PA, passed away on March 8, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Aram and Virginia (nee Kochounian) Samuelian. Percy served his country honorably during World War II in the U.S. Navy. He received the Presidential Unit Citation for extraordinary heroism in action. Percy was married to his beloved wife, the late Alice C. ...
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Joseph F. Schierse, Sr.

March 4, 1941 - March 6, 2018

Joseph F. Schierse, Sr., age 77, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away peacefully on March 6, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Paul J., Sr. and Sophia M. (nee Bolterstorf) Schierse. Joseph was a graduate of LaSalle College and was employed with Easter Seals as an Accountant until 1989. Joseph's most cherished love was for his family, children, and pets, Ginger and...
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Josephine M. Rowland

January 28, 1929 - March 5, 2018

Josephine M. Rowland (nee Fogliano), age 89, of Media, PA, passed away on March 5, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Eva (nee Camaratta) Fogliano. Josephine was employed for over 25 years with First Pennsylvania Bank in Center City Philadelphia in the Banking Trust Department. She enjoyed dancing and especially delighted in going to Ocean City, NJ...
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Adele J. Conway

February 28, 1957 - March 3, 2018

Adele J. Conway (nee Grimaldi), age 61, of West Chester, PA and formerly of Broomall, PA, passed away on March 3, 2018. She was the beloved wife of William S. "Bill" Conway; loving mother of William "Bill" (Ida Pearle), Michael (Lisa), Matthew (fiancé Elizabeth Kessler), and Kevin Conway; devoted grandmother of Mckenzie, Mason, Emma, and Una; dear sister of Francine Fielding and Mario...
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Patricia A. "Pat" Williams

October 26, 1948 - February 28, 2018

Patricia A. "Pat" Williams (nee McCallin), age 69, of Willow Grove, PA, formerly of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on February 28, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Andrew J. and Jane C. (nee Clark) McCallin. Patricia was employed with Villanova University as an Administrative Assistant and retired in 2016. Patricia was the beloved wife of Richard Williams;...
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Charles A. Frederico, Sr.

February 25, 2018

Charles A., Frederico, Sr., age 74, of Bryn Mawr, PA and formerly of Springfield, PA, on February 25, 2018 He was the beloved husband of Cherry J. (nee Hodges); dear father of Rev. Charles A. Frederico, SJ and Denise M. Lorenz (Paul); grandfather of Sofia and Nicholas; step-grandfather of Jeffery and Benjamin; brother of Charmaine Williams (Glyn). Relatives and friends are invited to his...
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Rita A. Wilent

September 11, 1941 - February 23, 2018

Rita A. Wilent, age 76, of Philadelphia, PA, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2018. Born in Chester, PA, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Nataline (nee Claplich) Bursich. Rita was the beloved wife of the late William Wilent. She was the loving mother of Michael W. Wilent, Valerie Wilent, and Jeffrey Wilent. Rita was predeceased by her 2 siblings. Relatives and friends...
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Susan Josephine Loucks Browne

September 7, 1966 - February 23, 2018

Susan Josephine Loucks Browne, age 51, of Broomall, PA, passed away on February 23, 2018. Born in Havertown, she was the daughter of Shirley J. (nee Keller) Loucks and the late James L. Loucks. Susan was a graduate of the Marple Newtown High School, class of 1984. She worked as a secretary at Culbertson Elementary School. Susan enjoyed quilting. She loved to laugh, and spending quality time...
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William A. "Billy" McHugh

November 11, 1960 - February 22, 2018

William A. "Billy" McHugh. Age 57 of Broomall, PA, passed away on February 22, 2018. Born in Philadelphia in 1960, he was the son of the late Thomas J. and Elizabeth (nee Crothers) McHugh. Billy worked for Bell Telephone for 28 years in the communications department as a Directory Assistance Operator. Billy is survived by his sister, Elizabeth Blackledge (Roy) and sister-in-law Patti...
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Anna H. McCarthy "Nancy"

February 24, 1926 - February 14, 2018

Anna H. McCarthy "Nancy", age 91, of Jacksonville, FL, formerly of Newtown Square, PA, passed away on February 14, 2018. Nancy was an avid gardener, loved to crochet, a great cook, and was a devoted volunteer with Meals on Wheels. She was also an active member of St. Anastasia Church. Beloved wife of the late William P. McCarthy, loving mother of Nancy McCarthy, Patrick (Carolyn) McCarthy,...
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John Edmon Luke, Sr.

September 29, 1935 - February 14, 2018

John Edmon Luke, Sr., age 82 of Berwyn, PA, passed away peacefully on February 14, 2018. John was the son of the late Edmon George and Gertrude (nee Sanial) Luke. He was the husband of Maureen D. Luke (nee Durnan); the father of John (Lisa) Luke, Jr., Mary Kathryn (Kent) Boler, Tara (Jim) Ryan, and Kristen (Tom) Brooks; and the grandfather of Ned, Jimmy, Matthew, Luke, Andrew, Will, Charlie,...
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Salvatore Nucifora

October 15, 1928 - February 13, 2018

Salvatore Nucifora, age 89, of Newtown Square, PA passed away on February 13, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of Cirino and Rose Nucifora. Salvatore served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Salvatore was a hairdresser for over 40 years in Delaware County as well as a Cosmetology State Board Examiner. He loved to build fountains and enjoyed...
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Norman C. Ritterson, Jr.

January 19, 1941 - February 10, 2018

Norman C. Ritterson, Jr. age 77, of Bryn Mawr, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on February 10, 2018. Born in Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Norman C. and Catherine (nee Heacock) Ritterson. Norman graduated from Chichester High School in 1958 and received a bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania Military College ( now Widener) in 1962. Norman served his country...
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Geraldine Lennox

October 23, 1934 - February 10, 2018

Geraldine (Geri) Lennox, age 83, a long time resident of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away peacefully on February 10, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA on October 23, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Grover Ronald and Katherine (nee Skelton) Hill. Geri was a unique and caring person who touched the lives of all who knew her. She was devoted to her husband and children. In addition to...
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James J. "Jimmy" Good

January 26, 1949 - February 8, 2018

Good, James "Jimmy", age 69 of Upper Chichester, PA, passed away on February 8, 2018. Born in Bryn Mawr, PA in 1949, he was the son of Anna (nee Alterio) and the late James Good. He had a long career as a Mason in the Construction Industry. James enjoyed fishing, landscaping and was a loyal fan of Villanova, Eagles and the Phillies. He was a true craftsman and very artistic. James was...
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Karlton James Hickey, Sr.

October 4, 1920 - February 8, 2018

Karlton James Hickey, Sr. age 97 of Broomall, PA passed away on Thursday, February 8th, 2018 in his home of 64 years. Born in Palmyra, NY in 1920, he was the son of the late Patrick (Patsy) and Anna Mae Hickey (nee Jeffery). Karl was the beloved husband of the late Jean Pollitt Hickey of 56 years; loving father of Mary Ann, William, Linda Jean, and Karlton (Jr.) Hickey; and devoted...
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Frances J. Cunningham

March 12, 1936 - February 3, 2018

Frances J. Cunningham (nee Donterville), age 81, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away peacefully on February 3, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late John and Ruth Donterville (nee Miller). Frances' first love was her family. She also found time to work as an Administrative Assistant for Dr. Davidoff Eye Associates in Broomall, PA. Her last few years were spent at...
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Raymond B. Penn

May 21, 1938 - January 28, 2018

Raymond B. Penn, 79, of Cochranville, PA passed away on January 28, 2018. Born in 1938 in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Virgil D. and Cleta Penn (nee Seeds). Ray was intelligent, driven, dutiful, loving, and kind. He was a devoted Mason with the Shekinah-Fernwood Lodge #246. Ray enjoyed boating, antique cars, and watching the Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies. His favorite...
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Anna "Nancy" Bickhardt

December 9, 1931 - January 26, 2018

Anna "Nancy" Bickhardt, age 86, of Havertown, PA passed away on January 26, 2018. Born in Upper Darby, PA in 1931, Nancy was the daughter of the late James and Margaret Burns (nee Cassidy). Nancy was employed as an analyst at Lumbermen's Merchandising Corporation (LMC). Nancy was the beloved wife of the late Harry W. Bickhardt; loving mother of Craig Bickhardt (Eileen), Deborah Dodds, Donna...
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Margaret P. Coffey

June 11, 1923 - January 26, 2018

Margaret P. Coffey (nee Allaband), age 94, of Newtown Square, PA, passed away on January 26, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Helen Allaband (nee McGovern). Margaret was a graduate of West Catholic Girls High School in Philadelphia, PA. She had been employed as a secretary for Dun & Bradstreet. She enjoyed playing cards, especially Bridge and...
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Anne C. Kelemen

March 7, 1916 - January 25, 2018

Anne C. Kelemen (nee Cybok), age 101, of Newtown Square, PA formerly of Berwyn, PA for over 50 years, passed away on January 25, 2018. Born in Manayunk, PA, she was the daughter of Nicholas and Mary (nee Hanczyk) Cybok. Anne was a devout Roman Catholic who loved the Lord with all her heart and her faith in God abounded. She was known for her honesty, her determination, tenacity, and...
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Dorothy J. Rafferty

March 21, 1925 - January 23, 2018

Dorothy J. Rafferty (nee McLaughlin), age 92, of Havertown, PA, formerly of Broomall, PA, passed away on January 23, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Margaret (nee Heegard) McLaughlin. Dorothy was the beloved wife of the late Frank J. Rafferty; the loving mother of Debbie Omlor (Bill) and Frank Rafferty (Pat); the devoted grandmother of Megan McCollum...
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Donna R. Centone

January 2, 1957 - January 23, 2018

Donna R. Centone, age 61, of Newtown Square, PA, passed away on January 23, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Donna was the beloved daughter of the late Francis J. and Ruth L. (nee Jones) Centone. Donna was a lovable, special, beautiful and huggable person with a very kind heart. Her sister Maria explains that in her heart, Donna was a special angel sent by God to be with her family and...
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Betty A. Zaengle

July 31, 1933 - January 23, 2018

Betty A. Zaengle (nee Nagel), age 84, of Havertown, PA, passed away on January 23, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late John George and Elizabeth Nagel (nee Gormley). Betty was the beloved wife of the late Joseph C. Zaengle, Sr., the loving mother of Kathleen Cleary (John) and Joseph C. Zaengle, Jr. (Christine L.). She was the dear sister of Bernadette...
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Eugene C. Capaldi

April 10, 1937 - January 21, 2018

Eugene C. Capaldi, age 80, of Newtown Square, PA, passed away on January 21, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of Carmen and Madeline (nee Mauro) Capaldi. Eugene was employed with ARCO Chemical Company located in Newtown Square as an Environmental Health & Safety Manager. Eugene was the beloved husband of Carolyn B. (nee Bartlett) Capaldi, the loving father of David Capaldi...
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Marlene S. Joseph

April 2, 1943 - January 20, 2018

Marlene S. Joseph, age 74, of Broomall, PA, formerly of Mechanicsburg, PA, passed away on January 20, 2018. Born in Hanover, PA, she was the daughter of the late Raymond Eugene and Mary Magdalen (nee Rebert) Smith. Marlene was a graduate of East Stroudsburg University, Class of 1965, and received her Masters in Adult Education from Penn State University. She was a Physical Education...
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Catherine Sullivan

April 4, 1933 - January 20, 2018

Catherine P. Sullivan (nee Barber), 84, of Newtown Square, PA passed away on January 20, 2018. Born in Elizabeth, NJ she was the beloved daughter of the late Alfred and Catherine (nee McNeil) Sullivan. Mary was the beloved wife of the late James J. Sullivan; loving mother of Roberta 'Robbie" Buch (Stephen) of Yardley, PA. Adoring grandmother of Stephen Jr, Ryan and Chelsea. Great...
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Donna Lucille Marsico

June 19, 1950 - January 12, 2018

Donna Lucille Marsico, 67, a resident of Miromar Lakes for the past 13 years, formerly of Gwynedd Valley, PA, passed away Friday, January 12, 2018 in Ft. Myers. She was born June 19, 1950 in Darby, PA to John and Mildred Mann, now deceased. Donna was of the Methodist faith. She was active in many charitable organizations and in her women's group, Hearts of Miromar. In addition, as a breast...
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Paul R. Staley

September 9, 1929 - January 5, 2018

Paul R. Staley, former Chief Executive Officer of the PQ Corporation of Valley Forge, PA, passed away on January 5, 2018. He was 88 years old. Born September 9, 1929 in New Britain, Connecticut, Paul was the eldest son of Edward and Josephine Staley. He earned a B.A. in Architecture from Dartmouth College where he was Captain of the 1951 Dartmouth Football Team. In 1954, after graduating...
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Lillian A. O'Shaughnessy

November 19, 1922 - January 3, 2018

Mrs. Lillian O'Shaughnessy (née Angliker), of Newtown Square, PA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at the age of 95. Lillian was born to parents Adolf and Clara Angliker on November 19, 1922 in Monroe, WI. She grew up as the eldest of three daughters and graduated from Beloit College. Upon graduating, she joined Price Waterhouse as an accountant. Through her travels she...
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Nora O'Malley

August 20, 1937 - January 1, 2018

Nora O'Malley, (nee Friel) passed away on January 1, 2018 of Media, PA, Nora was the owner of O'Malley's Restaurant from 1967 - 1993, and was formerly of Termon, Co. Donegal. She was the beloved wife of the late James M. O'Malley; dear mother of Rosemarie Halt (Jay), John J. (Andrea), Maureen and Jimmy M. O'Malley, Jr.; cherished grandmother of Tara, Andrew, Megan, Daniel and Brian. ...
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Edna E. Graham

August 10, 1929 - December 31, 2017

Edna E. Graham (nee Bell), 88, of Newtown Square, PA, died December 31, 2017 at Bryn Mawr Hospital after suffering a stroke. Edna was born in Chester in 1929. She later lived in Collingdale and Primos, before moving to Holly House in Media. She most recently resided with her daughter in Newtown Square. Edna attended the Collingdale Schools, was involved in cheerleading and choir, where...
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Anthony M. Hezlep

September 14, 1996 - December 30, 2017

Anthony M. Hezlep, age 21, of Broomall, PA formerly of Bellmawr, NJ, passed away suddenly on December 30, 2017. Born in Camden, NJ, he is survived by his father Ralph Hezlep (Patricia) and his mother Lori (nee Abbott) Hezlep (Joe Murray). Anthony was a student at Immaculata University set to graduate in May, 2018 and was a proud member of the Delta Pi Fraternity. He was also a 2014...
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Kerry E. Graham

November 20, 1947 - December 25, 2017

Kerry E. Graham, age 70, of West Chester, PA passed away on December 25, 2017. Kerry was employed with AT&T in the management division as the National Crossover Chairman. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, was an avid hunter, enjoyed Cape May Point in New Jersey, and time spent at his beach house in Bowers Beach, Delaware. Kerry was the beloved...
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Thomas P. "Tom" Mulholland

January 18, 1947 - December 21, 2017

Thomas P. Mulholland, age 70, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on December 21, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late George and Bridget (nee McDonnell) Mulholland. Thomas graduated from Monsignor Bonner High School in 1964. He received his Bachelor's degree in Accounting from St. Joseph's University. Thomas was an All American soccer player for St. Joseph's University. He...
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Albert J. Katrakazis

September 3, 1959 - December 21, 2017

Albert J. Katrakazis Age 58, of Broomall, PA, formerly of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on December 21, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Markos and Mary (nee Apilungo) Katrakazis. Albert was employed as both a plumber and electrician for Campus Apartments in Philadelphia. He was an avid fisherman and genuinely enjoyed watching his sons play sports including...
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Mary M. Harkins

March 18, 1923 - December 19, 2017

Mary M. Harkins (nee Alimonti), 94, of Philadelphia, PA passed away on December 19, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1923, Mary was the daughter of the late Michael and Concetta Alimonti (nee Taraborelli). Mary was employed at GSB and she worked in the cafeteria. Before she was employed there, she worked for the railroad. Mary is survived by her beloved husband Edward Harkins, her loving...
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Harry W. Bickhardt

July 16, 1929 - December 19, 2017

Harry W. Bickhardt, 88, of Havertown, PA passed away on December 19, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1929, Harry was the son of the late Henry and Martha Bickhardt (nee Wilson). Harry was employed as a production supervisor with Sportsradio 610 WIP in Philadelphia, PA. Harry was the beloved husband of Anna "Nancy" Bickhardt (nee Burns); loving father of Craig Bickhardt (Eileen), Deborah...
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Charles E. "Chuck" Will

December 27, 1925 - December 18, 2017

Charles E. "Chuck" Will age 91, of Media, PA and Palm Beach, FL, passed away peacefully on December 18, 2017. Born in Norristown, PA, he was the son of the late Charles Raymond and Anna DeLong (nee Williver) Will. Chuck was the beloved husband of Kathleen G. Will (nee Galvin), the dear brother of the late Joanne W. Shropshire, and cherished uncle to his niece and nephews. At the age of 17...
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Charles B. Corrigan

May 4, 1931 - December 17, 2017

Charles B. Corrigan, age 86, of Newtown Square, PA, formerly of Havertown, PA, passed away on December 17, 2017. Born in Philadelhia, PA, he was the son of the late Charles J. and Sarah (nee McCann) Corrigan. Charles graduated from Overbrook High School and was employed as a machinist with MilPrint, Inc. in Downingtown, PA. Charles was an avid Eagles fan, delighted in Ireland and enjoyed...
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Elizabeth Jane "Betty" Dowd

September 20, 1944 - December 15, 2017

Elizabeth Jane "Betty" Dowd Born: September 20, 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Died: December 15, 2017 in Lima, Pennsylvania Betty was predeceased by her parents Eugene John Dowd, Sr. and Iva Helen (Cole) Dowd, as well as sister-in law Lorraine Susan (Street) Dowd. In 1964 she graduated from Prendergast High School in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. For many years she worked for...
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Loretta J. Campbell

June 2, 1956 - December 14, 2017

Loretta J. Campbell (nee Stapleton), age 61, of Secane, PA, passed away peacefully at home on December 14, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Francis J. and Dorothy (nee Pearcy) Stapleton. Loretta was the beloved wife of James Campbell, the loving mother of Rebecca L. Campbell, the cherished grandmother of Avery and Kendall Leech, and the dear sister of...
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James J. Ward

November 13, 1932 - December 13, 2017

James J. Ward, age 85, of Newtown Square, PA, passed away on December 13, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late James H. and Marion C. (nee Stone) Ward. James graduated with two Bachelor of Science Degrees, one from Villanova University and a second from Drexel University. He was employed as an Electrical Engineer for Philadelphia Electric Company. James honorably...
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Isobel D. Lutz (nee Devine)

May 16, 1926 - December 8, 2017

ISOBEL D. LUTZ (née Devine), 91, of Bryn Mawr, PA and formerly of Berwyn passed away on December 8, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, to the late John and Marguerite (nee Quinn) Devine. Beloved wife of the late Leonard J. Lutz; loving mother of Suzanne L. Vogel (Blaine) and Gerald Lutz (Ruth); devoted grandmother of Michael Vogel, Andrew Vogel, Kevin Lutz and Emily Lutz; and dear sister-in...
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Anne Marie McFadden

November 17, 1962 - December 7, 2017

Anne Marie McFadden (nee Carr), age 55, of Media, PA passed away on December 7, 2017. Born in Chester, PA, she was the daughter of Mary Carr (nee Kelly) and the late Edward Robert Carr. Her family was what she loved and cherished the most, along with being with her friends, dance parties and boat trips. She enjoyed traveling to the Sassafras River and St. Michaels in MD, the Outer Banks...
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Andy Sheffler

May 25, 1940 - December 6, 2017

Andy Sheffler, age 77, of Newtown Square, PA passed away on December 6, 2017. Born in DuBois, PA, Andy was predeceased by his parents, Jack and Eugenia Sheffler. Andy graduated from DuBois High School and Allegheny College. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed vacationing at Wildwood Crest, NJ, was a jazz music enthusiast, and a devoted fan of Villanova basketball and Penn State football. ...
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Loretta T. Camaratta

February 13, 1925 - November 30, 2017

Loretta T. Camaratta (nee Taylor), age 92, of Glen Mills, PA, formerly of Newtown Square, PA, passed away on November 30, 2017. Born in Chester, PA, she was the daughter of the late Bayard C. and Agnes (nee Carberry) Taylor. Loretta was employed as a Telephone Operator Supervisor for SmithKline in Philadelphia, PA. Loretta was predeceased by her husbands, Rudolph A. Camaratta and...
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Lawrence A. Fite, Sr.

December 21, 1926 - November 29, 2017

Lawrence A. Fite, Sr., age 90, of Phoenixville, PA, formerly of Broomall, PA, passed away on November 29, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was son of the late Eugene A. and Loretto Fite (nee Costella). Larry served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a 70 year member of IBEW Local Union 98. Larry enjoyed ping pong, horse shoes, playing cards and camping with his family...
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Rosemary Ann Shaw

November 26, 2017

Rosemary Ann Shaw (nee Tulskie), age 96, of Broomall, PA, passed away on November 26, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph E. and Hedwig (nee Cherry) Tulskie. Rosemary enjoyed living in Japan and Germany as a young wife of a career Army Officer. She was a nature lover, delighted in singing and her top priority was spending time with her grandkids, family and...
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Cynthia "Cindy" Rodes O'Connor (née Crane)

May 15, 1943 - November 25, 2017

Cynthia "Cindy" Rodes O'Connor (née Crane), 74, of Wynnewood, PA and formerly of Ardmore, PA passed away on November 25, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1943, Cynthia was the beloved daughter of the late Ralph and Eleanora (née Armistead) Crane. Cindy was a graduate of Rosemont College and she was an artist. She was the beloved wife of Dr. Michael J. O'Connor; loving mother of Dr....
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Mary A. Reynolds

October 14, 1925 - November 23, 2017

Mary A. Reynolds (nee Lynch), age 92, of Paoli, PA, formerly of King of Prussia, PA, passed away on November 23, 2017. Born in Philadelphia PA, Mary was a graduate of West Catholic Girls High School of Philadelphia, PA. She enjoyed volunteering at Paoli Memorial Hospital and Sacred Heart Hospital in Norristown, PA. She also delighted in traveling and being with family and friends. Mary...
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Shawn E. Schmidt

August 12, 1973 - November 19, 2017

Shawn E. Schmidt, age 44, of Malvern, PA, passed away peacefully on November 19, 2017. Shawn was the dear son of John and Jacque (nee Billman) Schmidt. He was raised in Pottstown, PA. He was a 1991 graduate of Pottstown High School, where he excelled on the wrestling and football teams. Shawn has worked at The Vanguard Group for the past twenty years, most recently as a Project...
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John Charles Lovett

November 17, 2017

John Charles Lovett, age 67, of Middletown, DE, passed away on November 17, 2017. Born in Darby, PA, he was the son of the late Edward F. and Agnes Lovett (nee Toner). John was a graduate of Monsignor Bonner High School in Drexel Hill, PA and Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. He was employed with AutoPort, Inc. in Wilmington, DE as Vice President of Operations. He was a...
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Marjorie J. Jones

August 9, 1932 - November 16, 2017

Marjorie J. Jones (nee Meaney), age 85, of Newtown Square, formerly of Aldan, PA, passed away peacefully at home on November 16, 2017. Marjorie was the devoted wife of the late Arthur C. Jones, the loving mother of Mary Beckert (Scott), Anne Schoultz (Gregory), Marjorie Lynch (Matthew), Arthur Jones, Jr. (Susie), Thomas Jones (Honor), and Patricia Kelly (Kevin), and dear sister of Jacqueline...
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Eileen Grace Monaghan

November 30, 1944 - November 14, 2017

Eileen Grace Monaghan, (nee Porter), age 72, of Newtown Square, PA, passed away on November 14, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Grace (nee Campbell) Porter. Eileen was a retired Insurance Broker. Eileen was the beloved wife of the late Thomas N. "Big Tom" Monaghan. She was the loving mother of Tom Monaghan (Dana) and Chris Monaghan, the...
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Fernando D. "Baby" Dacanay

March 15, 1950 - November 12, 2017

Fernando D. "Baby" Dacanay , 67, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away Sunday night peacefully with his family by his side. . Fernando "Baby" Dacanay passed his Certified Public Accountant exam at the early age of nineteen in Manila, Philippines. He immigrated with his family to the United States in 1974 where he proceeded to pass his CPA exam here in Philadelphia. He graduated Class President in...
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Elizabeth B. Sanderson

May 6, 1921 - November 12, 2017

Elizabeth B. Sanderson, (nee Barlow), age 96, of Newtown Square, PA, formerly of Wayne, PA, passed away on November 12, 2017. Elizabeth was the beloved wife of the late William B. Sanderson, Sr.; the loving mother of Nancy Sanderson and William B. Sanderson, Jr. (Donna); the cherished grandmother of Kaitlyn Sanderson. She was predeceased by her dear daughter, Elizabeth V. Sanderson. ...
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John W. Nichols

December 19, 1941 - November 12, 2017

John W. Nichols, age 75, of Broomall, PA, formerly of Stanton, DE, passed away on November 12, 2017. Born in Upper Darby, PA to the late Frank and Edith (nee Larkin) Nichols, John worked as a Trucker Driver for the Teamsters Union 107. John is survived by his beloved wife Shirley A. Nichols (nee Elliott), his children Ron Ruggear (Kathe) and Tony Ruggear (Amy), his siblings Frank, Edith and...
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John J. Mulhern

April 12, 1927 - November 11, 2017

John J. Mulhern, 90, of Wallingford, PA, formerly of Sharon Hill, PA, passed away on November 11, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1927, he was the son of the late John J. and Constance (nee Miller) Mulhern. John served his country honorably in the U.S. Army. He worked as a typesetter and was employed with Precision Graphics, Inc. in Pennsauken, NJ. John was the beloved husband of the...
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Thomas A. Gionta

March 21, 1946 - November 9, 2017

Thomas A. Gionta, age 71, of The Villages, Florida, passed away on November 9, 2017. Born on March 21, 1946 in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Guido and Caroline Gionta (nee Allegra). Thomas is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carole A Gionta (nee Ogden), his children Amy Gionta Gravlin (Thomas), of New Albany, OH and AnnMarie Barta (Brandon), of Rocky River, OH, his brother,...
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Mary Theresa Ellershaw

May 12, 1930 - November 5, 2017

Mary Theresa Ellershaw (nee Monck), age 87, of Wayne, PA, passed away peacefully on November 5, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Mary was the cherished daughter of Alphonus and Mary (nee Bradley) Monck. Mary was a graduate of Villa Maria Academy. She went on to become a real estate agent and was employed with both Century 21 and RE/MAX. Mary was a longtime parishioner of St. Alice's...
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Miriam E. Dablin

April 28, 1926 - October 28, 2017

Miriam E. Kelly Dablin (nee Fetherby), of West Goshen, PA, formerly of Glenolden, PA, passed away on October 28, 2017. Born in Coatesville, PA, she was the daughter of the late William & Marie (nee Gerhard) Fetherby. Miriam graduated Collingdale High School on June 6, 1944 – D-Day. She was married to the late Michael J. Kelly who passed away in 1963. She was a single parent for seven...
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Yolanda D. DiOrio

May 31, 1922 - October 23, 2017

A good way to describe Yola DiOrio's role as mother in her tight-knit family would be to say it gave her greater happiness each year to see her three sons parade their new Easter outfits than to worry too much about her own new threads. Not that she wasn't a stylish and effervescent wife to her now long-deceased husband, Carl. But she lived to dote on her kids and in more recent years,...
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Kathleen M. O'Connor

April 20, 1964 - October 21, 2017

Kathleen M. O'Connor, age 53, of Huntingdon Valley, PA, passed away on October 21, 2017. Born in Camp Hill, PA, Kathleen was the beloved daughter of the late Thomas V. and Madeline P. (nee Posse) O'Connor. Kathleen was the loving sister of Madeline Winter, Thomas M. O'Connor, Frances Schultz (Richard), Mary Alice Ismail (Nuhad), Patricia Kenick, and Christine Haney (Al). She was the...
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Joseph Gallagher

August 21, 1932 - October 20, 2017

Joseph (Joe) Gallagher, 85, formerly of Havertown, Pennsylvania, passed away on October 20, 2017 at home surrounded by his loved ones in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania. Joe is survived by his loving wife, Mary (McFadden) Gallagher, his daughter Anna Marie Gallagher (Juan Luis Guillen), Joseph Gallagher (Noreen Shovlin) and Patrick Gallagher (Nicole Nye), eight grandchildren (Anthony, Jairo,...
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Anne "Nancy" E. Kovaleski

May 2, 1957 - October 18, 2017

Anne "Nancy" E.. Kovaleski (nee Sheils), age 60, of Aston, PA, formerly of Lansdowne, PA, passed away on October 18, 2017. Anne was the beloved wife of Alex C. Kovaleski. She was the loving daughter of Michael J. and Elizabeth M. (nee Donegan) Sheils, the dear sister of Kevin Sheils (Marilyn), Michael Sheils, Denis Sheils (Theresa), Mary Shrader (Stephen), and the late Kathleen Sheils. Anne...
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Stephanie M. Muller

November 16, 1935 - October 17, 2017

Stephanie M. Muller (nee Carratello), age 81, of Newtown Square, PA, passed away on October 17, 2017. Born in Paterson, NJ, she was the loving daughter of the late Filippo and Carmela (nee Dinice) Carratello. Stephanie was a graduate of St. Joseph's High School in Paterson, NJ. She worked as a secretary and then lovingly cared for the needs of her family. Stephanie was the beloved...
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Paul Gazzerro, Jr.

August 26, 1933 - October 16, 2017

Paul Gazzerro, Jr., age 84, of Bryn Mawr, PA, passed away on October 16, 2017. Born and raised in Providence, RI, Paul was the dear son of the late Paul and Concetta (Fiorellino) Gazzerro, Sr. Paul was the beloved husband of Sally J. Gazzerro (nee Johnson), loving father of Mary Gazzerro Bernate of Bradenton, FL, Paul Gazzerro, III of Brooklyn, NY, and Peter Gazzerro of San Diego, CA. He...
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Kathryn "Katie" M. Lartigue (Biscardi)

January 28, 1963 - October 15, 2017

Kathryn "Katie" M. Lartigue Biscardi, age 54, of Newtown Square, PA, formerly of Fairport, NY, passed away on October 15, 2017. Born in Queens, NY, she was the beloved daughter of Connie (Bracken) Lartigue and Armand Lartigue (Joyce). Katie was employed both as a Personal Tax Accountant and as a Lawyer. She was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling. Katie was the loving mother of...
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Eugena V. Slata

June 8, 1927 - October 13, 2017

Eugena V. Slata (nee Valence), age 90, of Broomall, PA, formerly of Collingdale, PA, passed away on October 13, 2017. Born in Nanticoke, PA, she was the daughter of the late Anthony J. and Helen M. Valence (nee Rabulinski). She worked as a Supervisor at Bell Telephone for 35 years. Eugena was predeceased by her beloved husband George Slata. She is survived by her loving son, George Slata ...
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Timothy Mattei, Jr.

May 8, 1967 - October 11, 2017

Timothy Mattei, Jr. 50, of Bradenton, Florida and formerly of Broomall, PA passed away on October 11, 2017. He was pre-deceased by his father, Timothy Mattei, Sr. Timmy is survived by his loving son, Andrew T. Mattei, his loving mother, Frances M. Mattei, (McWilliams) and Charles Farrow and his beloved Nicole Mattei, his loving sisters, Colleen Ansons, Beth Mattei and nieces and nephew, Amy...
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Robert J. Casey, Sr.

May 25, 1923 - October 11, 2017

Robert J. Casey, Sr. age 94, of Newtown Square, PA, passed away on October 11, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, he was the dear son of the late John F. and Mary (nee Cleary) Casey. After graduating from Villanova University as part of the Navy V-12 program, Robert served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy during WW II, then went on to work as a licensed professional Mechanical Engineer for...
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Cesare Sordi

October 26, 1922 - October 5, 2017

Cesare Sordi, age 94, of Ormond Beach, FL, passed away on October 5, 2017. He was the dear son of the late Antonio and Felcia (nee Bonaquisti) Sordi. A long time resident of Aston, PA, he was born in Ferentino, Italy and came to the United States in 1955. Cesare was predeceased by his spouses, Teresa Sordi, Maryanne Sordi and Kathleen Papero Sordi. He was the loving father of Maria Gioia...
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Charles J. Slomeana, Sr.

September 11, 1925 - October 2, 2017

Charles Slomeana, Sr., age 92 of Broomall, PA passed away on October 2, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, he was the dear son of Albert and Mary (nee Hentsel) Slomiana. Charles served his country honorably in World War II in the U.S. Army. He was a graduate of Drexel University, worked for the Ford Motor Company, and then in 1991 up to his retirement, was employed with the Federal Government as a...
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Jeanne (Jan) McNamee

April 27, 1958 - September 30, 2017

Jeanne (Jan) McNamee, age 59, of Newtown Square, PA passed away on September 30, 2017. She was the beloved daughter of the late William B. and Margaret R. (nee Ross) McNamee. Jan was the loving sister of Pamela Talone, Christine McNamee Smith, William B. McNamee, Jr., Margaret McNamee, Lisa McClernon, and Amy Sherman. Jan was also the devoted aunt to 21 nieces and nephews. Jan was...
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Mary R. Chimienti

September 25, 2017

Mary R. Chimienti (nee Reynolds) age 61, of Folsom, PA, formerly of Newtown Square, PA, passed away peacefully on September 25, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Mary was the loving daughter of the late William and Nellie (nee Davis) Reynolds. . Mary was a graduate of Marple Newtown High School who went on to work as a Supervisor for the U.S. Postal Service. She...
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Joseph M. McGlone, Jr.

April 1, 1935 - September 18, 2017

Joseph M. McGlone, Jr., age 82, of Broomall, PA, passed away on September 18, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Joseph was the son of the late Joseph and Margaret (nee McCullagh) McGlone. Joseph was a graduate of John Bartram High School and was employed with Conrail as a Railroad Car Repairman in the South Philadelphia rail yard. Joseph was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan and loved his...
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Ivy Jean Buchanan

February 21, 1944 - September 17, 2017

Ivy Jean Buchanan (nee McCauley), age 73, of Broomall, PA, formerly of Feasterville, PA, passed away on September 17, 2017. Born in Philadelphia to the late Robert E. and Ivy K. (nee Porterfield) McCauley, Ivy worked as a Teaching Assistant for the Marple Newtown School District for 35 years. Ivy was the beloved wife of the late Samuel Risk Buchanan. She is survived by her beloved children...
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Anne E. Ryan

April 2, 1926 - September 16, 2017

Anne E.Ryan (nee Waldron), age 91 of West Chester, PA passed away on September 16, 2017. Born in County of Roscommon, Ireland in 1926, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret (nee Lee) Waldron. Anne was employed in the healthcare industry as a registered nurse for many years. Anne was the beloved wife of the late Peter J. Ryan, the loving mother of David T. Ryan (Suzanne),...
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Marie V. Murray

December 18, 1929 - September 12, 2017

Marie V. Murray (nee Farrell), age 87 of Broomall, PA passed away on September 12, 2017. Marie was a longtime member of St. Pius X Church, was part of the Altar Guild as well as a member of the Over 50 Club. Marie was the daughter of the late John and Marie (Ulmer) Farrell. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Thomas J. Murray, her siblings Joseph, Veronica, John, and Robert Farrell...
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Dolores A. Edwards

June 29, 1933 - September 12, 2017

Dolores A. Edwards (nee Cook), age 84, passed away on September 12, 2017. She was raised in Southwest Philadelphia and attended West Catholic Girls High School. Mrs. Edwards was a longtime resident of Sharon Hill, living there for 42 years before making her home in West Chester for the last 20 years. A devout Catholic, Dolores was a faithful parishioner of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Sharon...
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Riley E. Ingelsby

October 25, 2013 - September 7, 2017

Riley E. Ingelsby passed away on September 7, 2017 of Phoenixville, PA of Mitochondrial Disease. Beloved daughter of Christopher & Ashley Ingelsby (nee Nied). Loving sister of Peyton C. Ingelsby. Survived by her maternal grandparents Ralph E. & Denise Nied (nee Gaunya) and her paternal grandparents Francis & Renee Ingelsby. Loving niece of Courtney Nied and Michael and Paige Ingelsby. Also...
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Ronald E. Mahoney

April 17, 1935 - September 6, 2017

Ronald E. Mahoney, age 82, of Media, PA passed away on September 6, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1935, Ronald was the son of the late John J. and Isabel (nee Gallagher) Mahoney. He served honorably in the U.S. Army and was then employed in the Real Estate Industry for many years as a Realtor with Weichert Realtors in Media, PA. Ronald was the beloved husband of Kathleen "Kay" M. (nee...
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Florence Ann Tate

September 13, 1928 - September 1, 2017

Florence Ann Tate (Acquarola), age 88, of Glen Mills, PA passed away peacefully at home in North Carolina on September 1, 2017. Florence was born in Darby, PA in 1928. In her younger years, she worked for The Bell Telephone Company and then as a sales associate in the fine jewelry department at Weinberg's Department Store in Manoa, PA. She enjoyed bowling and was on the Sproul Lanes Bowling...
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David Michael Blake

December 28, 1927 - August 26, 2017

David Michael Blake, 89, a long-time resident of Broomall, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on August 26, 2017 at Riddle Village. Born in Attleboro, MA, he was the oldest child of David Edward and Marie Ida Poirier Blake. As the story goes, from 1st to 6th grade he walked 1 ½ miles to school. Reports vary on whether it was snowing or if it was uphill one or both ways. He began...
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Elizabeth Ann Opalach

February 4, 1947 - August 23, 2017

Elizabeth Ann Opalach (nee Rescigno), age 70, of Springfield, PA, passed away on August 23, 2017. She was born in Philadelphia, PA and was the beloved daughter of the late Onofrio and Rose (nee Bernardino) Rescigno. Elizabeth was the loving mother of Christine Heckman (Chris). She was the cherished grandmother of Alexis, Adam, and Andrew Heckman. Elizabeth is also survived by her brother...
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Rosemary Maloney

March 10, 1930 - August 22, 2017

Rosemary Maloney (nee Kopoosian), age 87, of Downingtown PA, formerly of Broomall PA, passed on August 22, 2017. Beloved mother of Maureen Lacey (Kevin) and cherished grandmother of Kevin and Colin. Predeceased by her beloved husband, the late Gerald Maloney, and brother, the late Edward Kapoosian. Relatives and friends are invited to her Viewing on Monday, August 28, 2017, 9:00 – 10...
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Robert "Bob" Flinn

April 18, 1935 - August 21, 2017

Robert "Bob" T. Flinn, age 82, of Berwyn PA, passed away on August 21, 2017. He was the dear son of the late John and Edith (nee Templeton) Flinn. Robert was the beloved husband of Mary J. Flinn (nee Hepler). He is also survived by his loving daughter, Sherry L. Search (John), his two cherished grandsons, Austin Robert and Collin Danis Search, and brothers, John and Gerry Flinn. ...
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Patrick J. Connolly

March 17, 1971 - August 21, 2017

Patrick J. Connolly, age 46, passed away at his residence in West Chester on Monday, August 21, 2017. Pat was born in Media, PA on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 1971, to Kathryn A. Connolly (nee Guinan) and the late Jerome P. Connolly. He was a graduate of Cardinal O'Hara High School and St. Joseph's University. Pat was an extremely loving person who cherished his family. He was low...
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Amy Vanessa Swier

June 12, 1966 - August 20, 2017

Amy Vanessa Swier, age 51, of Silver Spring, MD passed away on August 20, 2017. She was the loving mother of Christopher Swier, 25, of College Park, MD. Amy was the beloved daughter of Edward and Gail (nee Knabb) Swier, dear sister of Cynthia Swier, cherished niece of Peggy Swierczynski, and cousin of Rhonda Morris, Tara Myer, Jay Swierczynski, and Mark Swierczynski. Amy grew up in...
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James W. Paradise, II

May 6, 1985 - August 19, 2017

James W. Paradise, II, age 32, of Fayetteville, NC, passed away on August 19, 2017. James was a student working towards employment in the IT Engineering Field. James was the beloved son of James W. Paradise, Sr. and the late Barbara Hewett Paradise. He is predeceased by his loving grandparents Leo and Dorothy Paradise and his grandmother, Doris Hewett. Also predeceased by his nephew...
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Richard B. Gundesen, Jr.

February 14, 1939 - August 14, 2017

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