Cavanagh Patterson Family Funeral Homes

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

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

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Our Obituaries

Louise A. (nee Crawford) Dunlap

July 26, 1924 - May 22, 2020

Louise A. Dunlap (nee Crawford) passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, May 22, 2020. Born and raised in Glenolden, Louise was a resident of Glenolden for 82 years before moving to the Sterling Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Media in 2013. A graduate of Notre Dame High School, Moylan, she worked as a bank teller at M & T Bank for many years. Louise is predeceased by her parents, John...
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Richard S. Baca

June 19, 1937 - May 18, 2020

Richard Baca, 82 of Media died Monday May 18, 2020 at the Wesley Enhanced Living Community of Media. He was born in 1937 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Benito V. & Dorothy W. (Storm) Baca. He graduated with a BS in biology from Bethany College in 1957, and later earned a master's degree from Temple University. Richard served in the US Army, and worked as a software engineer at Univac, and as a...
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Patricia C. (nee Cardell) McCullough

September 11, 1938 - May 18, 2020

Patricia C. McCullough (nee Cardell), longtime resident of Folcroft, passed away on May 18, 2020 at the age of 81. She was born and raised in Glenolden. Pat was married 57 years to the late John P. McCullough. Patricia is survived by her 4 children Pat, Bill, Anna (Vince) Galantino and Sean. Pat has 10 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and countless nieces and nephews (pre deceased by Beth,...
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Ronald S. "Ron" Kender, Sr.

March 19, 1937 - May 17, 2020

Ronald S. "Ron" Kender, School Administrator & Air Force Veteran, went peacefully home to be with the Lord on May 17, 2020 at the age of 83. Ron was born in the coal mining community of Gary, West Virginia to the late Steve & Mae Scott Kender. Mr. Kender was a resident of Wallingford since 1978. He was a 1955 graduate of Brooklyn Technical High School and earned his bachelor's degree in...
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Vincent M. "POP" Tassoni

July 23, 1939 - May 16, 2020

Vincent Martin Tassoni, loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend to all died unexpectedly at the age of 80 on May 16, 2020 due to complications following heart surgery. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Carol (nee Hill), his children Lisa Walsh, Mark (Melissa), David (Andrea), and Michele Shane (Jeremy), his grandchildren, Alex, Brendan, Chris (Joanna), Caroline, Nick,...
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Joseph M. Traylor

February 14, 1947 - May 15, 2020

Joseph Marion Traylor, born February 14, 1947 formerly of Huntsville, Al., passed away, May 15, 2020 in Glen Mills, Pa. He was 73. He was the son of the late Dr. Orba and Josette Traylor of Huntsville. He was preceded in death by his younger brothers Robert F. Traylor of Huntsville and Army Col John C. Traylor of Water Sound, FL. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Ann Gallagher of Glen...
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Mary Elizabeth Hanlin

December 24, 1929 - May 9, 2020

Mary Elizabeth Hanlin (nee Lavender) passed away on May 9, 2020, at age 90 years, in Media PA. Mary was the second child of the late William Lavender and Martha Gallagher Lavender. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Mary was a graduate of West Catholic High School and later graduated from D.C.C.C. School of Nursing. Mary subsequently completed the Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of...
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Allen Henry Nelson

August 14, 1940 - May 4, 2020

On Monday, May 4, 2020, Allen H. Nelson, loving husband, father of two, grandfather of seven, and friend of many, joined God in Heaven, at the age of 79 surrounded by his family. Allen was born on August 14, 1940 in Philadelphia PA. He was preceded in death by his parents Norman and Ida Nelson. Allen married Emma Linehan Nelson on August 28, 1965 and were married for 46 years. Allen grew up...
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Richard Hamilton Rea

October 5, 1931 - May 3, 2020

Richard Hamilton Rea of Media, PA died on May 3, 2020 at Riddle Village in Media, PA. He lived for 88 years. Born in Mount Lebanon, PA he was the son of the late Henry E. Rea Sr. and Dorothy G. Rea. After graduating from Mount Lebanon High School, Richard attended Princeton University where he majored in History. He was a graduate of the Class of 1953 with honors and a member of the...
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Thomas "Tom" Motley

May 7, 1950 - May 1, 2020

Thomas "Tom" Motley, of Lima, PA passed away on May 1, 2020 at the age of 69. Born in Philadelphia, to the late Joseph P & Ann (O'Malley) Motley. Tom is survived by daughter Meredith Andre Motley of London England. He was predeceased by his brother Paul Motley and his son Thomas Ryan Motley. Tom was graduated from the Haverford College in 1968 and received a B.S. in Economics from the...
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Elizabeth F. Webster

January 12, 1924 - April 28, 2020

Elizabeth Lillian Flegler Swezey Webster, passed away peacefully on April 28 at the age of 96. Elizabeth was born January 12, 1924 to Reverend Jacob and Lillian Flegler. Known to most as Libby, she was a vivacious, gracious, loving woman until Alzheimer's invaded shortly after her 85th birthday. Infamous for her shoulder shimmy, Libby retained her smile and sense of humor and prize winning...
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Dorice Jean (nee Becker) Richers

July 12, 1930 - April 26, 2020

Dorice J. Richers, 89, on April 26th, from Riddle Village in media, formally of Blanchard and Sharon hill. She was born in Wilmington DE, on July 12, 1930 to Miriam and Joseph Becker. Dorice had a passion for reading and cross stitch. She was a devout Eagles fan. She also enjoyed listening to music and watching nature from her deck in Blanchard. In her earlier years, she was active in...
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Marianne Gastner

October 24, 1932 - April 24, 2020

Marianne W. Gastner, 87, went home to be with her Lord on April 23, 2020. She was born on October 24, 1932 the daughter of the late Byron E. Todd and Geraldine (nee Ayers) Todd. She was married to Frank Gastner for 57 years and is survived by her five children: Rick Gastner, Cynthia Mather, Jim Gastner, Russell Gastner and Kristen Lloyd-Wood. She was a grandmother of ten and a great...
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Michael A. Fanelli

May 30, 1940 - April 24, 2020

Michael A. Fanelli passed away on April 24, 2020 at the age of 79. He was a resident of Brookhaven, formerly of Bensalem. Beloved husband of Lois (nee Fleisher). Devoted father of Anne Marie (Michael McCullough) Kerezsi, Michelle Fanelli, Steven (Norma) Schultz and Herb (Stuart) Schultz. Also survived by his eight grandchildren, five great grandsons and his many nieces & nephews. A...
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Paul W. Frasch

April 18, 1956 - April 22, 2020

Paul W. Frasch passed away peacefully on April 22,2020. He was a wonderful friend and devoted resident of Elwyn. Paul was the loving son of the late William J. and Harrriet Frasch. He will be laid to rest with his parents and family privately at Valley Forge Memorial Gardens Cemetery in King of Prussia, PA.
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Larry F. Nonemaker

January 20, 1937 - April 21, 2020

Larry F. Nonemaker passed away on April 21, 2020, at White Horse Village in Newtown Square, PA. He was born in New Freedom on January 20, 1937, to Harvey Francis and Gladys Elizabeth (Swartz) Nonemaker. He attended Susquehannock High School. Larry received his undergraduate degree from Franklin & Marshall College and a PhD in organic chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University. He worked for...
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Dominick P. Battel

October 12, 1981 - April 19, 2020

Dominick P. Battel, of Wallingford, PA passed away suddenly on April 19, 2020 at the of 38. He was born in Queens, NY to Patrick & Stephanie (Soraci) Battel. He is survived by his beloved wife Cortney; children Patrick and Avery; siblings Patrick, Jacquelyn, and Jim. Dominick's greatest joy came from spending time with Cortney, playing with his kids, working on his house, family meals and...
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Anita Jean Kiewel Donovan

April 18, 1929 - April 17, 2020

Anita Jean Donovan (nee Kiewel) of Media, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on April 17, 2020 with three of her daughters at her bedside. Anita was born in Parma, Ohio, 91 years ago to the late Walter and Regina Kiewel. After graduating from Lourdes Academy in Cleveland, Ohio, she met and married the late Daniel F. Donovan on February 12, 1949. Together they raised six daughters. In 1977,...
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Joseph Jennings

February 22, 1930 - April 17, 2020

Joseph F. Jennings, of Swarthmorewood passed away on April 17, 2020 at the age of 90. Born in Philadelphia, PA to the late James and Sarah (McMonagle) Jennings, Joe was a graduate of West Catholic High School who proudly served in the U.S. Army and retired from the U.S Postal Service. Joe was predeceased by his loving wife of 55 years, Joan (nee Kee) Jennings and his five siblings: Jim...
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Susan W. (nee Webster) Nee

August 16, 1946 - April 9, 2020

Susan W. Nee (nee Webster) passed away on April 9, 2020 at the age of 73. She was a longtime resident of Upper Providence. Beloved wife of John P. Nee. Devoted mother of John W. Nee and Marianne Spiotta. Dear sister of the late James Webster. Also survived by her five grandchildren: Patrick, Caroline, Peter, Megan & Tim. Services & Interment are private. In lieu of flowers...
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Pasquale "Pat" Schiavo

August 23, 1935 - March 24, 2020

Pasquale ( Pat ) Schiavo age 84 born in Philadelphia, PA passed on March 24th, 2020. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired as Chief of Ridley Creek State Park. Pat loved animals and enjoyed making his family and friends laugh. Pat is survived by his wife, Josephine Schiavo (Colavita), Three children: Theresa Perone (Schiavo), Lawrence Schiavo, Joseph Schiavo; Two grandchildren, Angelo...
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Harry Wellington "Skip" Clark, Jr.

April 2, 1944 - March 22, 2020

Harry Wellington Clark Jr., "Skip" age 75 of Philadelphia passed away suddenly on March 22, 2020. He worked as a Philadelphia Police officer for 20 years and upon retiring worked for U.P.S. for another 20 years. Son of the late Harry W. Sr. and Helen M. Clark; father of the late Robert Clark; brother of the late Helen Clark. He is survived by his sons Harry, Joseph and Michael; his sister...
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Angela M. Perrone

June 11, 1929 - March 22, 2020

Angela M. Perrone, of Media, PA passed away peacefully on March 22, 2020 at the age of 90. She was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Carmen & Edith (DiDomenico) Manzi. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Thomas Perrone. She is survived by her children Stephen (Ann) Perrone, David Perrone (Mario Navarro), Thomas Perrone, Andrew (Noreen) Perrone; grandchildren Saryn Perrone, Matthew...
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Kathleen Clifford Breslin Walker

August 31, 1941 - March 20, 2020

Kathleen Clifford Breslin Walker passed away peacefully on March 20th at the age of 78, after a week in hospice care. She was born in Philadelphia to the late William and Margaret (Naughton) Clifford. Raised in Upper Darby, Kathleen attended St. Laurence grade school and the Academy of Notre Dame De Namur. She spent the summers of her youth with her extended Naughton family in Avalon, NJ. ...
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Gaetana (nee Sgalambro) Leccese

December 11, 1922 - March 17, 2020

Obituary Gaetana Leccese Gaetana Leccese, 97, died at Riddle Village in Media, Pennsylvania on March 17, 2020. Gae was born in New York, the only child of Maria and Francesco Sgalambro. She graduated from Brooklyn College during WWII and worked in advertising for Montgomery Ward before her 1948 marriage to Victor A. Leccese. Newlyweds Gae and Vito moved from New York to Tarrytown where...
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Frederick C. LeStourgeon

September 27, 1933 - March 16, 2020

Frederick C. LeStourgeon of Media, PA passed away peacefully on March 16th at the age of 86. Beloved husband of Ruth Ann (nee Sturges); loving father of Ellen Lawless, Frederick, Jr. (Kris), Paul Bradford (Patti) and Mollie Fredericks (Eric). Also survived by thirteen grandchildren: Anna, Caroline, Julia, Benjamin, Charles, Rebecca, Michelle, Brenden, Jonathan, Karl, Colin, James and Max. ...
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Claudette C. Albertson

November 17, 1933 - March 14, 2020

Claudette Albertson, beloved wife of Noel C. Albertson Sr., died on March 14, 2020 due to complications relating to Alzheimer's. Claudette is the mother of Noel Jr. (Ardmore, PA), Christopher (Media, PA) Timothy (now deceased, formerly of Allentown, PA), and Jennifer (Swarthmore, PA). Spouses of the four children are: Carolyn, Diana, Wendy and Lance. Her grandchildren are Josh, Emily, Benjamin...
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John F. Wallace

January 3, 1934 - March 12, 2020

John F. Wallace passed away on March 12, 2020 at the age of 86. He was a lifelong resident of Delaware County. Beloved husband of the late Barbara (nee Archer). Devoted father of John (Barbara), Michael (Linda), Brian (Nancy), Karen (Joe) Daly, Glenn (Lisa), Lisa (Mark) Robinson & Laurie (Tim) Costello. Also survived by his twenty four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Mr. Wallace...
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Patrick James Savage

December 12, 1932 - March 6, 2020

Patrick James Savage, 87 of Media, PA (formerly of Eddystone, PA) passed away Friday March 6, 2020 at the U.S. Dept. Of Veteran Affairs Community Living Center in Philadelphia. He was born December 12, 1932 in Williamstown, PA to the late Harry & Kathryn (Kennedy) Savage. Pat was a proud Marine, Korean War Veteran. He later worked for Reynolds Metal in Chester, PA. He was a loving, family man...
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Florence W. Christensen

July 15, 1923 - February 25, 2020

Florence W. Christensen (nee Milbert), age 96, passed away on February 25, 2020 at Fair Acres Nursing Home. Florence was a graduate of John Bartram High School and a member of several senior citizen clubs. Florence's primary focus was spending time with her family who she dearly loved. She was the beloved wife of the late Otto (Chris), devoted mother of Linda Christensen, Judy Christensen,...
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Emily Y. Dannaker

May 15, 1920 - February 20, 2020

Emily Y. Dannaker (nee McAllister), 99, entered eternal rest on Thursday, February 20, 2020 after suffering a stroke on 2/6/2020. She was born on May 15, 1920 to the late John and Emily Mary (Davis) McAllister of Media, PA. Emily was a lifelong resident of the Media area, and resided at Riddle Village for the last 27 years. Emily graduated from Swarthmore High School and West Chester State...
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Jean (nee Kerr) Gilmour

October 22, 1923 - February 9, 2020

Margaret Jean Gilmour (nee Kerr) of Springfield, PA, passed away on February 9, 2020, at the age of 96 Jean was born in Philadelphia, PA and was the wife of the late Richard C. Gilmour of Southampton, NJ, She was a longtime resident of Yeadon, PA Jean was the daughter of the late Joseph and Jennie (Mark) Kerr of Yeadon, PA Jean is survived by her beloved children Bonnie Walter (Daniel),...
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Alicia Y. Carrero

November 27, 1940 - January 23, 2020

Alicia Yolanda Carrero, 79 of Chester, died peacefully on January 23, 2020 surrounded by loved ones. She was born on November 27, 1940 in Ahualulco , Mexico to the late Ramon & Aurelia (Alvarez) Valadez. Alicia was a devoted mother to her daughters Laura & Dalinda and a loving wife to her late husband Tito. She was a talented seamstress and designer who operated Alicia's Fashions for nearly 30...
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Charlotte Weimar

June 25, 1941 - January 20, 2020

Charlotte Weimar (nee Casale) passed away on January 20, 2020 at the age of 78. She was formerly of Brookhaven. Beloved wife of the late Robert J. Weimar. Devoted mother of Charlene (Michael J.) Yeager, Robert J. II, Anthony and Jeannine Hurwitz. Dear sister of the late Margaret Megaro & John "Sonny" Day. Also survived by her nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Relatives &...
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Edward James Graham

August 26, 1935 - January 18, 2020

Edward James Graham, beloved husband of Nancy Jean (Reese) Graham and Father of Edward (Ted), Richard (Dick), and Suzanne ( Suzy Graham) Paire passed peacefully into the Lord's embrace on the 18th day of January, 2020, at the age of 84. Ed was born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania in 1935 to Richard and Margaret Graham and was preceded in death by his parents and two younger siblings, Richard Graham...
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Gregory J. Fry

June 27, 1951 - January 15, 2020

Gregory James Fry passed away quietly on January 15, 2020. He was the beloved son of the late James & Theresa (DeLoggio) Fry; brother of Janet (Fry) McAlary and Patricia Fry; uncle to John and Matthew McAlary. Gregory was laid to rest in a Private Ceremony at Ss. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Springfield.
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Ruth Caleo Rhine

August 4, 1922 - January 5, 2020

Ruth Caleo Rhine of Wallingford PA, passed away on January 5, 2020 at age 97. She was born in Philadelphia in 1922 and was the daughter of Charles Caleo and Sarah Pearl Geigley, both deceased. She was predeceased by her sisters Elizabeth and Lena, and her brother Charles. She was the beloved wife of John W Rhine who died in 1989; loving mother of Charmagne R. DeVinney (Charles) and...
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Elizabeth "Liz" St. Martin

August 11, 1944 - January 5, 2020

Elizabeth A. St. Martin "Liz", 75 of Springfield (formerly of Moylan, PA) passed away on Sunday January 5, 2020 at the Springfield Hospital. She was born August 11, 1944 in Philadelphia to the late Edward & Virginia (Stoll) Gargiulo. She was the wife of Stephen St. Martin and was predeceased in 1994 by her first husband, Christopher P. Wahmann. In addition to her parents and first husband,...
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James H. Colgan, Sr.

July 6, 1946 - December 28, 2019

James Hawthorn Colgan, Sr. 73 of Media passed away Saturday December 28, 2019 at the Kindred Hospital of Havertown. He was born July 6, 1946 in Ridley Park, PA to the late George H. & Melva (Phillips) Colgan. James retired from Aqua America water company after more than 35 years. He was a devoted member of The Blue Church in Springfield, PA. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in...
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Luke DeCaro

April 22, 1987 - December 27, 2019

Luke John DeCaro passed away suddenly on December 27, 2019 at the age of 32. He was a resident of Davis, CA formerly of Wallingford, PA. Beloved son of Matthew V. DeCaro Jr., M.D. & Jerriann (nee Pino) DeCaro. Dear brother of Christina (Chris) Lohin, Lauren (Dan) Mulhern, Mark DeCaro & the late Matthew V. DeCaro III. Luke was also survived by his loving partner Gabrielle Rossidivito, his...
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Andrea M. Crivelli Kovach

September 27, 1947 - December 27, 2019

Andrea Marie Crivelli Kovach passed away on December 27, 2019 at home at the age of 72. She was born September 27, 1947 in Drexel Hill, PA to the late Albert & Phyllis (DeMarco) Crivelli. Andrea was predeceased by her beloved husband Edward, brother Albert F. Crivelli Jr. and nephew Nicholas Crivelli. She is survived by daughters Stefanie Kovach, Jessica (Eric) Iraheta, four grandchildren,...
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Nicki L. Bechtloff

February 1, 1943 - December 23, 2019

Nicki L Bechtloff passed away at home on December 23, 2019. She was 76. Born in Pueblo, Colorado she was one of five children of the late Fred "Brick" and Dorothy "Dode" (Cerjanec) Dunlap. She graduated from Central High School before moving east in 1964 to work for the FBI in Washington, DC then later to the Philadelphia area where she remained. Her husband, Edward, passed away in 2014...
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Roger G. Swinburn

May 2, 1946 - December 22, 2019

Roger G. Swinburn, age 73, died Sunday evening, December 22nd in the comfort of his home in Swarthmore, PA surrounded by his family and beloved golden retrievers. Roger was born in London, England on May 2nd, 1946. Throughout his childhood, Roger was a tremendous rugby and cricket player, eventually playing at both the University of Sussex and the University of Oxford, as well as for The...
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Jane Mathiot Gutsche

March 29, 1921 - December 4, 2019

Jane Mathiot Gutsche, 98, passed into heavenly reward on Wednesday December 4, 2019 at The WillowBrooke Court of Granite Farms Estates in Media. She was born March 29,1921 in Lancaster, PA to the late Jacob & Grace (Randolph) Mathiot. She graduated from McCaskey High School in Lancaster, PA. She proudly served in the United States Coast Guard SPARS during World War II and then became a...
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Joan F. Newman

February 22, 1933 - December 4, 2019

Joan F. Newman of Media, and formerly from Drexel Hill, PA passed away surrounded by her loved ones on December 4, 2019 at the age of 86. She was born February 22, 1933 in Philadelphia, PA to the late James & Madelyn (Daly) Finegan. Joan was predeceased by her son, James Newman. She is survived by her beloved husband of 65 years, Albert, son, Michael (Lisa), daughter Kathy (Carmen) DiMichele,...
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George Gregory Arbutina

August 26, 1957 - December 2, 2019

George Gregory Arbutina of Springfield, Pa. passed away at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania on December 2nd, 2019, at the age of 62. George was born in Rochester, Pa., on August 26, 1957. He graduated from Quaker Valley High School, Sewickley, Pa., and from the United States Coast Guard Academy, New London, Ct. He served in the Coast Guard for eight years before beginning his...
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Eleanor B. Strawley

October 28, 1921 - November 26, 2019

Eleanor Strawley, 98, died on November 26, 2019 at Lima Estates, Media, PA. She was born October 28, 1921 in Philadelphia. She was the daughter of the late Ella and Howard Boon; sister of the late Ruth Boon Cassidy and Edith, William, and Howard Boon; and wife of her beloved late husband, Alfred Marlin Strawley. She was a graduate of West Philadelphia High School and spent most of her adult...
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Jonathan Stone Sutton

July 31, 1944 - November 21, 2019

Jonathan Stone Sutton, 75, passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Jon was a founding partner of Growth Properties, which was at the forefront of the rebirth of Old City. St. Charles Court was their first historic restoration project of twenty-seven apartments and one of the first in Old City. They redeveloped several similar apartment and retail...
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Frank W. Barbehenn

November 9, 1932 - November 18, 2019

Frank W. Barbehenn of Glen Mills, PA passed away on November 18, 2019 at the age of 87. He was born November 9, 1932 in Cumberland, MD to the late Harry & Moleta (Willison) Barbehenn. He was raised in Milltown, NJ and attended New Brunswick High School. After serving in the U.S Army Medical Corps during the Korean War, he became employed by TransWorld Airlines. In 1975, he and a fellow...
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Edward T. Kane, Jr.

November 3, 1921 - November 16, 2019

Edward T. Kane of Media, PA, formerly from South Philadelphia passed away on November 16, 2019 at the age of 98, son to the late Edward Sr. and Jean Kane. Edward was predeceased by his beloved wife Angelina and brothers James and Thomas. He is survived by daughter Mary Ann Oldrati; son Thomas and Pegi Kane; granddaughter Lori and Christopher Ellis, and great-granddaughters Norah and Danielle...
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Fred H. Andrus

June 4, 1950 - November 15, 2019

Fred H. Andrus of Philadelphia , PA passed away on November 15, 2019 at the age of 69. He was born June 4, 1950 in Akron, OH to the late Dr. Frederick H. & Ruth E. (Polk) Andrus. Fred was predeceased by his father, his mother and his brother James Andrus. He is survived by his one true love Sally Bernhardt; sisters Jean Andrus; Betty Andrus; Kathy (Ronnie Lengel) Andrus; and nieces Mallory...
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Ryan Michael Stocku

February 11, 1999 - November 15, 2019

Ryan Michael Stocku, age 20, of Media, PA, sadly passed away on November 15, 2019. He was born, raised, and lived his entire life in Media. Ryan was active and athletic and played football, baseball, and wrestled throughout the years. Ryan broke multiple Penncrest High School wrestling records by the time he graduated in 2017. Ryan's wrestling career continued in college as a Division I starter...
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George J. Faulkner

February 22, 1944 - November 12, 2019

George J. Faulkner passed away on November 12, 2019 at the age of 75. He was a longtime resident of Norwood. Devoted father of George (Rose) & John Faulkner. Dear brother of John "Jack" (Sherri) & the late Jim "Jumbo" Faulkner. Also survived by his two granddaughters Alexis Faulkner, Alyssa Subers, his sister in law Letty Faulkner, his longtime companion Clara Gordon and her two daughters...
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Elizabeth Ann Crumb

May 25, 1950 - October 31, 2019

Ann Crumb, actress, musician, woman of the world, humanitarian, champion of the lost, and friend to all, died at age sixty-nine, surrounded by her family, her friends, and her beloved dogs. Although she was successful in every endeavor she attempted in life, she was humble and thankful for the talents and opportunities that she had. In the later years of her life, she dedicated all of her...
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Margaret M. Chisholm

September 7, 1923 - October 17, 2019

Margaret M. (nee Meehan) Chisholm of Granite Farms Estates, Media, PA passed away on October 17, 2019 at the age of 96. She was born September 7, 1923 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Thomas & Catherine Meehan. Margaret was predeceased by her beloved husband William and brother Thomas and sister Dolores, who died in childhood. She is survived by her daughter Margaret Chisholm and nieces...
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Mary Lee Gibson

February 8, 1950 - October 16, 2019

Mary Dorothy Lee Gibson, aged 69 of Aston, passed away suddenly on Wednesday October 18, 2019. She was born to the late Doran Lee and Mary Dorothy Lee nee Bateman on February 8, 1950. Mary was proud to be a Daughter of the American Revolution, was active in Delaware County politics for many years, and was an avid collector of teacups. Above all, she prided herself in being the Family...
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Jacqueline J. File Bacon

April 11, 1957 - October 4, 2019

Jacqueline J. File Bacon age 62 of Aston formerly of Parkside passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on October 4, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Larry P. Bacon. Daughter of the late Samuel and Mildred File. Dear mother of Lawrence Barlow, Jacqueline Barlow, Jillian Barlow and the late Jason Barlow. Sister of Suzanne (Chuck) McCausland, Lawrence File, Donna (Bob) Jackson, Nancy...
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Carolyn S. Clark

July 10, 1953 - October 1, 2019

Carolyn S. Clark (Salo) RN and CRA, of Drexel Hill PA passed away on Tuesday October First after a courageous fifteen year battle with breast cancer. She was born in Oceanside NY and grew up in Vestal NY. She was a graduate of Vestal Senior High School and Orange County Community College. She was predeceased by her father Wilho Salo, her brother Clifford Salo, and her step daughter Brittany...
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Michael J. LoBiondo

June 28, 1964 - September 29, 2019

Michael J. LoBiondo, "Mike The Barber", passed away suddenly on September 29, 2019 at the age of 55. He was a resident of Media formerly of South Philadelphia. Loving son of Louise Richetti and the late Albert LoBiondo. Beloved husband of Dolores. Devoted father of Michael (Christina), Christina, Stephanie, David, and Gabriella. Dear brother of Dana (Joseph) Giorgio and Dianne Donato. Also...
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Thompson Bradley

June 17, 1934 - September 22, 2019

Thompson Bradley, 85, Emeritus Professor of Russian at Swarthmore College passed away at his Rose Valley home surrounded by his family and their love for him. He was born June 17, 1934 in New Haven, Connecticut to the late Donald F. Bradley & Orril (Thompson) Bradley. He died of renal disease. He is survived by his wife, Anne Noble Bradley, daughters Alexa Bradley, Marya Bradley and Justine...
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Dennis F. Barry

October 27, 1945 - September 22, 2019

Dennis F. Barry of Media, PA passed away at home surrounded by his family, on September 22, 2019 at the age of 73. He was born October 27, 1945 to the late Dennis & Claire (Borek) Barry. Dennis is survived by his beloved wife Helen Barry; son Dennis Barry; daughter Dineen Carpenter and grandchildren Charlotte Carpenter and Victoria Carpenter. Dennis served his country in the United States...
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Nancy Ruth Hissey

January 21, 1930 - September 21, 2019

Nancy Ruth Hissey (nee Jones) of Erdenheim, PA and Maris Grove, PA passed away on September 21, 2019. She was born January 21, 1930, in Philadelphia, PA, the daughter of the late Ralph and Mary Ivins Jones. Loving wife of 67 years to Theodore W. Hissey, Jr. and beloved mother of Ted Hissey (Diane), Dave Hissey (Laurie) and Barbara Johnson (Gary). Devoted grandmother to 15 grandchildren and 7...
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Louise Riker Naismith

May 11, 1955 - September 15, 2019

Louise Riker Naismith, age 64 of Media passed away unexpectedly on September 15, 2019. Beloved wife of Donald M. Naismith; dear mother of Mac, Luke and Sam Naismith; loving sister of Tracy Mannella (Lou) and Dana Riker Jackson (Tom); Sister in law of Mimi Weiss (Manny), Elizabeth Naismith (Michael) and Catherine Naismith. Daughter of the late Andrew and Anne Riker. Also survived by 6 nieces and...
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Cory Martin

January 18, 1987 - September 13, 2019

It is with great sadness that the family of Cory Martin announces his passing on Sept 13th 2019. Cory was a hard working, loving and caring man. What he enjoyed most was spending time with his family, making people laugh, fishing and cheering for his favorite sports team, the Philadelphia Eagles. Cory will be lovingly remembered by his son Nate, girlfriend Cassy DiOrio, Mother Anne Botthof,...
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Mary A. Johnston

June 18, 1958 - September 13, 2019

Mary A. Johnston, 61, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her children, on September 13, 2019. She was born on June 18, 1958 in Chester, PA to the late Josef and Antonia Kondor. She was a graduate of the Class of 1977 of Notre Dame High School. She enjoyed spending time with her family, friends, and pets. She was joyfully awaiting the arrival of her first grandchild, Liliana....
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Florence M. (nee Macklem) Kauffman

September 15, 1926 - September 12, 2019

Florence M. Kauffman "Floss" ( nee Macklem), passed away on September 12, 2019 at the age of 92. She lived in Media for many years and loved spending time with her family. Floss was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Media. She was a devoted Teacher's Assistant for the Delaware County Intermediate Unit and in her leisure time loved to crochet and work on crossword puzzles. Loving...
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Dorothy Marie Diggins

September 13, 1928 - September 7, 2019

Our Dottie Diggins "Couldn't be better!" For years this was how Mom answered when asked how she was doing. We are so grateful that she found joy in simply being alive and loved. Mom lived her life with an abundance of gratitude and grace. It was in peace and with grace that she took her final breaths early in the morning of September 7. Only a day earlier she assured us that she was not...
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Agnes M. McIntyre

October 22, 1931 - September 1, 2019

Agnes Marie McIntyre, age 87, of Wilmington DE, passed away on September 1, 2019. Agnes was the Director of Medical Records at Tri-county hospital for 19 years and at Elwyn for 7 years. After her retirement she loved spending time with her family and had many cherished moments with her daughter, Debbie She was predeceased by her husband Edward McIntyre, son, Michael Devlin, and step son,...
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Elizabeth L. Rheiner

January 13, 1932 - August 27, 2019

Elizabeth L. Rheiner, On August 27,2019 at home surrounded by love. Beloved mother to Suzanne (Murphy) Hall, 3 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She dedicated her life to friendships and the well being of others. She shared her love of Literature, and life experiences to all she touched. Forever in our hearts.
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Kimberly Lentz

September 13, 1958 - August 23, 2019

Kimberly Lentz passed away August 23, 2019 at age 60 of a severe stroke. She was the daughter of Robert Lentz and Joyce Kummer. She is also survived by her grandmother Marjorie Kummer, her younger Brother Adam Lentz, her younger sister Heather Lentz and Niece Jesse Van Tassel. Kimberly was a resident of Elwyn institutes for her adult life and was well cared for by all the staff at Elwyn. She was...
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Rita June Larkin

April 7, 1934 - August 12, 2019

Rita June Larkin, peacefully passed at home on Monday, August 12, 2019, at 11:11pm surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 7, 1934 in MD to the late Flora Rebecca (Seibel) Hall and Robert J. Walton. Rita enjoyed sharing fond memories of growing up with nature on her parent's farm in Maryland and spending time on the water in Riva at her mother's home. Her greatest strengths were in...
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Patricia A. O'Brien

April 21, 1940 - August 5, 2019

Patricia A. O'Brien, 79 of Media passed away Monday August 5, 2019. She was born April 21, 1940 in Philadelphia to the late William & Katherine (Kirk) Kauker. Patricia is preceded in death by her brother Lawerence (Larry) Kauker and long time partner of 35 years, George Zeevering. Patricia is survived by her sister Constance (Connie) Sembello, her children ~ James O'Brien, Eric O'Brien,...
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Francis J. Gaul

March 25, 1932 - July 28, 2019

Francis J. Gaul, of Folcroft, PA passed away on July 28, 2019 at the age of 87. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on March 25, 1932 to the late John & Marguerite (English) Gaul. He is survived by his loving wife Elizabeth (Daley) Gaul, sons Frank and Thomas, daughters Theresa ( Richard) Trench and Elizabeth Gaul, grandchildren, Chelsea Zubrzycki, Connor Gaul, Danielle Trench, Taylor Trench...
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Thomas N. Howard

November 14, 1936 - July 23, 2019

Thomas N. Howard of Rose Valley, PA, passed away peacefully on July 23, 2019 surrounded by his family. Tom was born on November 14th, 1936 in Buffalo, New York to the late Elizabeth and Herbert Howard. He is survived by his wife, Linda (nee Todd), sister Barbara Petty (Bill), daughters Elizabeth and Susan (Digger), as well as his grandchildren Megan (Bryan), Kaitlyn and Allison, and his great...
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Helen Lucille Pratt Tapp

December 12, 1919 - July 16, 2019

Helen Lucille Pratt Tapp, born in 1919 in Sheklung, China, passed away peacefully in Springfield on July 16, 2019 at the age of 99. Helen lived a long and fulfilling life, witnessing a century of incredible changes, maintaining friends all over the country, and raising three children with love and wisdom. Helen went to high school in Westerville, Ohio and graduated from Maryville College in...
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Elsie A. (nee Lafrentz) Lisevick

December 25, 1916 - July 6, 2019

Elsie A. Lisevick (nee Lafrentz) 102 years old, was a resident of Jenner's Pond Retirement Community and formerly a long time resident of Media, PA. Elsie passed away peacefully on July 6th, after living a full and prosperous life devoted to her family. She was predeceased by her husband of fifty- five years, John B. Lisevick in 2008. Elsie is survived by her loving family: daughters, Sandra C....
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Dorothy E. Jones

January 18, 1922 - July 5, 2019

Jones, Dorothy E., - 97 of Atlantic City, NJ, peacefully passed away at home on Friday, July 5, 2019. Dorothy was born on January 18th, 1922 to Ralph and Ardath Stokes. She left Atlantic City and chose to make a home for herself in Philadelphia, PA, retiring from Social Security Administration with 35 years of service. Dorothy was an excellent seamstress who enjoyed dancing to the music of the...
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John Damon Lyons

September 22, 2010 - July 3, 2019

John Damon Lyons September 22, 2010 - July 3, 2019 Wallingford, Pennsylvania - Age 8 Services: Wat Mongkoltepmunee July 4, 2019 July 10, 2019
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Ralph W. Basler

March 7, 1931 - July 3, 2019

Ralph W. Basler, age 88, of West Chester formerly of Springfield passed away peacefully on July 3, 2019. Beloved husband of Christina Basler (nee Masciocchi). Dear father of Ralph W. Basler Jr. (Carolyn). Also survived by his sister Doris Opacic and his grandson Ralph W. Basler III. Mr. Basler worked his entire career with CIGNA retiring in 2001 as Vice President, after retiring he enjoyed...
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Luis E. Kodumal

June 8, 1943 - June 30, 2019

Luis E. Kodumal, M.D. passed away on June 30, 2019 at age 76, surrounded by his family. He was born on June 8, 1943 in Manila, Philippines to the late Ghanshamdas & Rosario (Ezpeleta) Kodumal. Luis is survived by his loving wife Florentina (Garcia) Kodumal, his siblings Rose Lansang, Gemma Kodumal, Teresita Kodumal, Monica Samonte, Mary Anne Tom, Eugenio Kodumal, Ramon Kodumal, and Joseph...
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Bessie G. Fisher

September 18, 1929 - June 29, 2019

Bessie Gertrude Fisher of Wallingford, PA, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the age of 89. She was born Bessie Gertrude McBride on September 18, 1929 to Emma Gertrude Etris and John Benjamin McBride in Philadelphia, PA. She lived in Vineland, NJ until recently when she moved to Wallingford, near her daughter Catherine. She was the loving military wife of Jack Lee Fisher Sr....
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Agnes B. Sims

December 10, 1929 - June 29, 2019

Agnes B. Sims (nee Bachich), 89 formerly of Glen Mills passed away Saturday June 29, 2019 at the Brandywine Senior Living in Voorhees, NJ. She was born in Philadelphia December 10, 1929 to the late John E. & Agnes (Sullivan) Bachich. In addition to her parents, Agnes was preceded in death by her husband, William S. Sims. Survivors include her children, Eleanor, John (Nancy), Lorraine (Mike),...
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Susan Elizabeth James

August 25, 1949 - June 23, 2019

On June 23, 2019 Susan Elizabeth James, age 69, of Garnet Valley passed away peacefully at home to be with the Lord. She was a resident of Elwyn Institute's Ryan's Run Group Home, where she participated in workshop and many other social activities. Susan was an enthusiastic, positive, caring, and loving individual with a warm spirit, a love of God, family, and her care-givers. Her exuberant...
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Jesse Joseph Gelsomini

October 11, 1932 - June 15, 2019

Jesse Joseph Gelsomini, 86, of Media passed away peacefully on Saturday June 15, 2019 at the Monticello House at Riddle Village. He was born October 11, 1932 in Camden, NJ to the late Benvenuto and Teresa Gelsomini. Beloved husband of Vera Mary (McGrath) Gelsomini. Loving father of Jesse J (Dee) Gelsomini, Jr., Jack (Karen) Gelsomini, Mark (Sue) Gelsomini, Mary Teresa (Chuck) Burns and Ann...
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Cathy B. Boyer

September 7, 1947 - June 11, 2019

Cathy B. Boyer (nee Bell) age 71, passed away peacefully at home on June 11, 2019. Beloved wife of Harold Boyer. Loving mother of Robert Boyer and Michele Hamilton. Also survived by four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and her loving sisters. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Service on Saturday June 22nd at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Hope United Methodist Church 4020 Concord...
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Lee R. Harper, Ph.D

May 3, 1928 - June 2, 2019

Lee R. Harper, Ph.D, 91, of White Horse Village, Edgmont, Pennsylvania, former long-time resident of Middletown Township, passed away June 2, 2019. Born May 3, 1928, in Reading, Pennsylvania, Lee was the son of Daniel R. Harper and Dorothy G. (Fassnacht) Harper. After receiving his undergraduate and graduate degrees in chemistry from Haverford College and Cornell University, respectively, he...
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Bart Halladay

February 26, 1948 - May 30, 2019

Bart Halladay went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 30, 2019. He was a loving and devoted son, brother, husband, uncle, father and grandfather. Bart was born February 26, 1948 in Darby, PA to Bill and Penny Halladay. He loved and respected his parents very much. His dad was his best friend. 60 years of his life were spent in Rose Valley/Wallingford, PA. He relished his time at...
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Mary C. Martin Heydeman

August 4, 1933 - May 29, 2019

Mary C. Heydeman (nee Martin) age 85 of Swarthmore passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on May 29, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Gunther Heydeman. Dear mother of Mary Jane Black, Deborah Hopkins, Barbara Beaty, Mark Heydeman, Michael Heydeman and the late George Heydeman. Sister of Elizabeth Donato, Margie Vitello, Anna Martin and the late Larry Martin, Walter Martin and Raymond...
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Joseph "Joe" Donovan, Sr.

August 19, 1921 - May 18, 2019

Joseph Cornelius "Joe" Donovan, Sr., 97, loving husband of the late Annette (nee Gallen) Donovan passed into the loving arms of His Lord Jesus Christ early Saturday morning on May 18, 2019 after a long, fruitful and blessed life as a devoted husband and father of eight children, 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren who will dearly miss him. Born August 19, 1921, Joe grew up in...
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Horace Preston Decker

August 26, 1926 - May 13, 2019

Horace Preston Decker, Junior (Deck) age 92, died May 13th 2019. He was a resident of Media for 84 years. He attended and graduated from Media high school .At age 17, he enlisted in the Aviation Cadet Corps now known as the US Air Force. He served during World War II as a P38 crew chief in the Aleutian islands and he always said he never wanted to be that cold again. After the war, he took...
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Julia N. "Judy" Rainey

May 21, 1924 - May 11, 2019

Julia N. Rainey (nee Nelson) age 94 passed away on May 11, 2019. Wife of the late Clifford Rainey for 63 years. Daughter of the late William Nelson and Mabel Crutchfield Nelson. Mother of Michael W. Rainey of Middletown and David N. Rainey of Broomall; grandmother of James C. Rainey of Middletown. "Judy", as she was known throughout her life, graduated from Guilford College, NC 1945. She taught...
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Subramanayam Venkatesh

November 9, 1928 - May 9, 2019

Subramanayam "Venky" Venkatesh, aged 90, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 9, 2019 in Swarthmore, PA. A funeral service was held on May 12th at Cavangh Funeral Home in Media. Venky was born on November 9, 1928 in Thrissur, India, the eldest of six siblings. His favorite memories from childhood were peaceful hours spent with his grandparents. He studied chemistry in school and began...
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Calvin "Skip" Mullen, Jr.

June 27, 1948 - May 2, 2019

Calvin S. Mullen, Jr. 70 of Glen Mills (formerly New Orleans, LA) passed away at home on Thursday May 2, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 27, 1948 in New Orleans to the late Calvin S., Sr. & Shirley Mae (Harrison) Mullen. Calvis S. Mullen, Jr. (Skip) went to high school in Louisiana. He joined the Navy at an early age and served in the Vietnam War. When he got out of...
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Willis Samuel Smith

November 30, 1945 - April 29, 2019

Willis Samuel Smith: 1945 – 2019 Willis was born in East Liverpool, Ohio on November 30, 1945 to loving parents Mr. Movie F. Smith, Sr. & Azlee Samuel Smith, both deceased. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings Betty Jean Goss (James), Shirley E. Smith Johnson (Bernard) and Movie F. Smith, Jr. Survivors include Willis' longtime devoted companion, Linda Grant; his...
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Betty Helwig

February 3, 1927 - April 17, 2019

Betty Helwig, passed away on April 17, 2019 at the age of 92 after a brief illness. Betty was the daughter of Lola Drum Rabb and U.S. Marshall Robert W. Rabb. She spent her youth in Benton, PA where her parents owned and operated Rabb's Rexall Drug Store. She is survived by her loving husband of 71 years, Joseph "Joe" Helwig and their sons, David and wife Connie of Tavernier, FL and Donald...
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Charlotte Marie Yinger

December 8, 1954 - March 29, 2019

Charlotte Marie Yinger passed away peacefully on March 29, 2019, at Wechsler Hall at Elwyn. She was the loving daughter of the late Robert and Catherine Crosson Yinger; devoted sister of Eleanor Yinger; and dear niece of Joseph Yinger. Also survived by Cousins and dear friends. Charlotte was devoted to her family and was a wonderful and loving person. Charlotte and her sister Eleanor were...
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Mary M. Del Franco

December 19, 1933 - March 11, 2019

Mary M. Del Franco (nee Sheeran) passed away on March 11, 2019 at the age of 85. Beloved wife of the late Donald T., Sr. Devoted mother of Donald, Mary Harden, Joseph (Barbara), Christine (Zac) Galante and Donna Marie (Joseph) Biancaniello. Dear sister of Joseph Sheeran, Theresa Patchel, Genevieve McFadden, Francis Sheeran, Kathleen Aubert & the late John Sheeran, Helen Markwardt, Corinne...
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Annabel Liu

January 13, 1935 - March 10, 2019

Annabel Liu, a resident of Plush Mills Senior Living in Wallingford since 2007, died on March 10, 2019. She was 84. Annabel was born in Shanghai, China in 1935, two years before the start of the Sino-Japanese War. At the end of the Chinese Communist Revolution her family fled to Taiwan. She later came to the US as a journalism graduate student, and married Samuel H. Liu in 1960. For several...
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Harry A. Sension

January 17, 1943 - March 8, 2019

Harry A. Sension, passed away on March 8, 2019, at the age of 76, and was from Norwood, PA for many years. He retired from Boeing in 2001 after many years as a dedicated employee. Harry also was an avid fisherman, loved the beach and always enjoyed traveling. Devoted husband of the late Linda M. Polidoro Sension; beloved father of Tom Jones Sr. (Tanith); dear brother of Margaret V. Duke;...
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Carl D. Robinson

October 10, 1944 - March 7, 2019

Carl D. Robinson, financial advisor, of Wallingford, Pennsylvania died on Thursday, March 7, 2019 in Media, Pennsylvania. He was born October 10,1946 in Chester, Pennsylvania and was the son of Nicholas J. and Priscilla Crawford Robinson. He was a life-long resident of Nether Providence. He's survived by his, wife Donna Shuck Robinson, son, Matthew Robinson, daughter, Melissa Browne and 10...
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