Cavanagh Family Funeral Home

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

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

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Our Obituaries

George Drum

June 12, 1931 - May 19, 2018

George Drum, 86 of Media died on Saturday May 19, 2018 at Lankenau Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 12, 1931 in Monaghan, Ireland to the late William & Erna (Christie) Drum. George was an avid classic car enthusiast who had worked as a technical writer and editor. In addition to his parents, He was preceded in death by siblings William and Molly Drum. Survivors include...
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Michael H. Strolli

June 17, 1932 - May 18, 2018

Michael Humbert Strolli, 85 of Glenolden passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, Friday May 18, 2018 at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. He was born in Philadelphia on June 17,1932 to the late Humbert & Jean (Donio) Strolli. Michael is survived by his wife and best friend of 55 years, Elaine. He was extremely loving and proud of his three children, Linda Strolli, Michael Strolli and...
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Joseph R. Charette

October 1, 1965 - May 14, 2018

Joseph R. Charette, age 52, of Norwood passed away on May 14, 2018 at Lankenau Hospital. Beloved husband of Michele Brooks; Step-Father of Nathan Stephano, Nicholas Stephano, Christopher Stephano and Lia Stephano; Pop Pop Joe to Riley, Luke, Patrick and Vincent; Brother of Raymond N. Charette Jr. Also survived by many other friends and family. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his...
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Robert J. Flubacher, Sr.

May 5, 1933 - May 14, 2018

Robert J. Flubacher Sr. passed away on May 14th, 2018 at Crozer Hospital. Bob was born on May 5th 1933 in Philadelphia, PA. He graduated from Bartram High School in 1952. He met his wife Joyce in 1953 and they later married in 1955. Together they raised their 2 children Donna & Rob. He worked most of his life as a refinery worker for Sun Oil. After retirement, Bob drove for community transit for...
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Ruth Evelyn (nee Stewart) Sciubba-Capodanno

May 2, 1952 - May 13, 2018

Ruth Evelyn Sciubba-Capodanno passed away suddenly on May 13, 2018 at the age of 66. Resident of Claymont, DE, formerly of Philadelphia. Beloved wife of John. Devoted mother of Theresa Donegan, Rosemary Meloney, Anthony Capodanno and Richard Capodanno. Dear sister of Rocco (Jennifer) D'Angelo and the late Linda May. Also survived by her 9 grandchildren. Relatives and friends are...
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David Eugene Ferguson

May 7, 1951 - May 7, 2018

David Eugene Ferguson, age 67, of Rehoboth Beach, DE, formerly of Aston, PA passed away suddenly on May 7, 2018. He was a loving, devoted, supportive, caring, sarcastic, and honest husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. And he was loved by all. David played softball for many many years, he played pitcher and started at the age of 8. In 2010 he developed a love for running...
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Christine M. (nee Collins) Carpenter

May 24, 1971 - May 7, 2018

Christine Marie Carpenter (nee Collins) passed away on May 7, 2018 at the age of 46. Christine was a longtime resident of Folcroft, Pennsylvania. Beloved wife of Michael Joseph Carpenter. Devoted mother of Gerald Michael Collins, and Gianna Claire Carpenter. Loving daughter of Christine Marie Eisenhower (nee Hutton), and the late Gerald Daniel Collins. Survived by her sisters Dawn Marie and...
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Linda (nee Parker) Burke

May 31, 1960 - May 5, 2018

Linda Burke (nee Parker) passed away on May 5, 2018 at the age of 57. She was a longtime resident of Philadelphia. Beloved wife of Joseph P. Burke. Devoted mother of Brian, Scott, Shawn and Eric. Loving daughter of Lilian and the late George, and survived by her stepfather Roy. Also survived by her 4 grandchildren Brianna, Scott Jr., Kailyn and Shawn Jr.. Relatives and friends are invited...
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Patricia C. Morris Eppright

February 23, 1938 - May 5, 2018

Patricia C. Eppright (nee Morris) age 80, a longtime resident of Prospect Park passed away peacefully on May 5, 2018 surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of the late David J. Eppright. Loving mother of Lori, Mike and James Eppright. Dear sister of Betty Ann Baker and the late Helen Craig, Mary Morris, Joan Dennehey and George Morris. Patricia was a graduate of Notre Dame High School in Moylan...
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Constance "Connie" Shanahan

August 12, 1951 - May 3, 2018

Constance "Connie" Helen Shanahan, 66 of Lansdowne passed away Thursday May 3, 2018 at the Crozer-Keystone Inpatient Hospice at Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park. She was born August 12, 1951 in Philadelphia, PA to the late James & Constance (Quigley) Shanahan. Connie was our very special sister. She was born with mental disabilities and later developed MS. She had many obstacles in life; but...
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Edna Bakanauskas Turner

August 3, 1928 - May 3, 2018

Edna B. Turner (nee Bakanauskas) age 89 of Folcroft passed away on May 3, 2018 at Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia. Beloved wife of the late Richard Turner; Loving mother of the late Deborah Ann Brown; Dear daughter of the late Vincent and Monika Bakasauskas; Sister of the late Peter Kalvaitis, Joseph Kalvaitis (Florence), John Kalvaitis (Edna), Helen Kalvaitis (Archie), Anne Kalvaitis,...
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James "Sam" Chapman

June 26, 1943 - May 2, 2018

James C. (known by friends as Sam) Chapman, 74, of Lincoln University passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at the Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. Jim was born June 26, 1943 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Clifford L. & Bridget T. (Cogger) Chapman. Jim was a veteran Staff Sergeant of the U.S. Army and retired from the Philadelphia Police Department after 21 years as a patrolman. He was an...
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James L. Wilson

July 3, 1944 - May 2, 2018

James L. Wilson, Age 73, of Upper Darby passed away peacefully on May 28, 2018. He was a graduate of Monsignor Bonner High School, loved football and baseball, and enjoyed camping at the shore. Throughout his life he was employed by Saint Charles Seminary, the Naval Ship Yard, and Holy Spirit Parish in Sharon Hill. James was a very devout catholic and held the rank of 4th degree in the Knights...
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Mary C. Moffatt

June 10, 1947 - May 1, 2018

Mary C. Moffatt, Age 70, of Woodlyn, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2018 at home. Mary was a passionate teacher in her home land of Scotland, and later in the Ridley School District as a kindergarten teacher for 19 years. After retirement, Mary enjoyed many things such as travel, knitting, volunteering at Taylor Hospice and her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 44 years,...
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Blanche R. (nee Sfida) Verna

August 1, 1926 - April 29, 2018

Blanche R. Verna (nee Sfida) passed away peacefully on April 29, 2018, at the age of 91. She was formerly of Folcroft. Blanche was employed by Zenith products in Aston for years until her retirement in 1992. Her hobbies included crossword puzzles and watching movies and Plays. She was also an avid card player and participated in a card club. Mrs. Verna was very devoted to her family. ...
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Joseph David Castellano, Jr.

August 3, 1958 - April 24, 2018

Early Tuesday April 24th the world lost an amazing man, Joseph David Castellano, Jr. He passed peacefully in his sleep. His personality was infectious. No one ever had a bad thing to say about him. When you thought of him, it was always a story of how you laughed together. Anyone who had the pleasure of spending time with him, knew his family meant everything to him. If you had the chance to...
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Ronald R. Francis

February 28, 1949 - April 24, 2018

Ronald R. Francis passed away on April 24, 2018, at the age of 69 years old. He was the beloved husband of 44 years to Margaret Mary Francis (nee Henry). Ronald was a devoted lifetime member of the Sharon Hill Fire Co. Services private
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Anthony J. "Tony" Saraceni, Sr.

November 17, 1932 - April 21, 2018

Anthony "Tony" J. Saraceni, Sr., 85 of Glenolden (formerly of S.W. Philadelphia) passed away Saturday April 21, 2018 at the Little Flower Manor in Darby. He was born Nov. 17, 1932 in Philadelphia to the late Vincent & Philomena (Petrarca) Saraceni. He started his career as a supermarket store manager with the Food Fair Co. and later with Pantry Pride and Shop Rite. His work ethic and dedication...
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Lucy R. Yadavia

March 13, 1920 - April 18, 2018

Lucy R. Yadavia, 98 of Broomall (formerly of Boothwyn, Holmes and Norwood) passed away Wednesday April 18, 2018 at the Bryn Mawr Hospital. She was born March 13, 1920 in Philadelphia to the late Crescenzo & Lucy (Riggione) Yadavia. Lucy retired in 1980 as a secretary for the Civil Service Office of Personnel after 33 years of employment. Her affection for animals was evident in her tireless...
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William S. Garton

August 22, 1928 - April 18, 2018

William S. Garton, age 89, of Swarthmore, Ridley Twp., passed away on April 18, 2018. Beloved husband of Marion E. Garton and the late Marian R. Garton. Dear father of Lynn Paolucci (Jim), Cathy Cioeta (Steve) and Bob Garton (Paula). Brother of Jane Waters. Grandfather of Valerie, Alyssa, Kristen, Kevin, Matt, Bill, Dan and David; Great Grandfather of Cole and James. Stepfather of Rose...
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Joseph J. Thompson

April 10, 1925 - April 16, 2018

Joe Thompson passed away from heart failure on Monday 04/16/18 . Born on 04/10/1925 , Joe was 93 years and 6 days old . He is re-united with his beautiful bride Marie ( Brady ) ,his parents , three brothers , a sister , the " Brady Bunch "( as he called his wife's family ) and his buddy " Snoop " . He was the devoted father of two sons , Tom - " Rock " ( Margie ) and Bill " Biggie "( Vicki ) . ...
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Louis Saddic

November 3, 1995 - April 11, 2018

Louis A Saddic, passed away suddenly on Wednesday 4/11/18. He will be dearly missed by the many family members and friends he left behind. Louis is survived by; Lisa Saddic-O'Donnell (Mother), Robert Swindle (Father), Kailley Swindle (Sister), Dennis O'Donnell (Step-Father), Melissa Kelly (Aunt), Charles Swindle (Uncle). The family asks that donations in his name be made to any animal shelter. ...
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Stephen J. DelGuidice, Jr.

September 9, 1938 - April 4, 2018

Stephen "Steve" J. DelGuidice, Jr., 79 of Folcroft passed away Wednesday April 4, 2018 at the Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park. He was born Sept. 9, 1938 in Philadelphia to the late Stephen J., Sr. & Catherine D. (Reed) DelGuidice. Steve was a graduate of St Thomas More class of 1956. He retired from the Sunoco Refinery in Philadelphia. Steve enjoyed bowling and was an avid boater. In addition...
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Edward F. McBride

August 17, 1935 - April 3, 2018

Edward F. McBride passed away on April 3, 2018 at the age of 82. He was a longtime resident of Tinicum Twp. Devoted father of Christine Martello. Dear brother of Julie Ray. Also survived by his nieces & nephews. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. and a life member of Fox Smith VFW Post 4845 where he held various positions including Jr. Vice Commander. Services & Int. Private
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Edward J. Beiseigel

April 26, 1965 - April 2, 2018

Edward J. Beiseigel, 52 of Lincoln University, PA (Chester Co.) passed away April 2, 2018 at his home. He was born April 26,1965 and raised in Prospect Park, PA to Mary M. (Fitz-Gerald) Beiseigel and the late Donald R. Beiseigel, Sr. Eddie was a graduate of St. James Catholic High School. Eddie was employed by the Boeing Company for the past 33 years as an electrician and flight technician....
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Michael J. Salmon, Sr.

February 28, 1952 - April 1, 2018

Michael J. Salmon Sr., 66 of Norwood, PA. passed away peacefully April 1, 2018 surrounded by his family. Son of the late John R. Salmon Sr. and Ruth (née Quinn). Mike graduated from Monsignor Bonner High School and was employed with Verizon for over 46 years. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, and spending time with his wife, friends, and family. Survived by his beloved wife, Emily (Scelza);...
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Catherine E. Pisano

February 17, 1945 - March 31, 2018

Catherine Elizabeth Pisano (nee Boyer), 73 of Morton Passed away Saturday March 31, 2018 at her home. She was born Feb. 17, 1945 in Philadelphia to the late George P. & Helen (nee Henry) Boyer. Catherine was a very giving and charitable person through food donation for BVM Catholic Church in Darby, Philabundance and volunteering with the Folsom VFW making care packages sent to Afghanistan. She...
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Carol A. (nee Mateu) Gallagher

December 21, 1954 - March 29, 2018

Carol A. Gallagher (nee Mateu) died suddenly in her sleep on Thursday, March 29, 2018. She was born in Philadelphia and resided in Secane, PA Carol was the organizer who kept the household running and everyone on schedule, and was the caretaker of the family dog, Jeeves. She was the Office Manager at HAN Infectious Disease and Travel Medicine at Crozer Keystone Health System in Delaware...
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Michael Pinto

September 30, 1962 - March 28, 2018

Michael Pinto, 55 of Woodlyn, passed away Wednesday March 28, 2018 surrounded by his family in Ridley Park. He was born September 30, 1962 in Chester to the late Dominic and Rose (Palaia) Pinto. Mike was a graduate of Ridley High School Class of 1980. He retired from Glen Mills School after 28 years. He enjoyed bartending at the Milmont Republican Club and spending time with his family and...
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Dorothy L. "Dee" McGrath

September 28, 1955 - March 27, 2018

With sadness we announce the passing of Dorothy (Dee) L. McGrath of Sharon Hill on March 27, 2018. She was born on September 28, 1955 in Philadelphia and raised in Upper Darby. As a registered nurse, she enjoyed caring for others and was a truly compassionate person. She was the loving wife of William McGrath, doting mother of Elise Morrow (Dennis), and adoring grandmother of Madelyn Morrow. ...
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Mary P. Tierney

October 19, 1921 - March 26, 2018

Mary P. Tierney (nee Roletter), 96 formerly of Wynnewood, PA, passed away Monday, March 26, 2018 at the St. Francis Country House in Darby, PA. She was born in Philadelphia on October 19, 1921, the daughter of the late Joseph A., Jr. & Kathryn A. (Lyons) Roletter. She attended Notre Dame de Namur and was employed by Bell of Pennsylvania. In addition to her parents, her husband, Lt....
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Ronald Miraglia, Sr.

August 13, 1943 - March 23, 2018

Ronald Miraglia Sr., age 74, passed away peacefully at the Taylor Hospice House on March 23, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Rosemarie (nee Kinsley). Dear father of Diane Hess (Frank), Joseph Kinsley, Debra Miraglia, Ronald Miraglia Jr. (Jacqueline) and the late Christine Locantore. Beloved grandfather of eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Brother of the late Louis Miraglia. Dear...
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James "Jim" Puggi

August 22, 1966 - March 22, 2018

James "Jim" Michael Puggi, 51 of Folsom passed away March 22, 2018. Loving husband of Lisa (nee Harlan); Son of Mary Puggi (nee Bulack); Dear father of Morgan; Nephew of Catherine Renning; Son in law of Milt & Joanne Peak; Brother in law of Gina Harlan and Lauren Peak; also numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Jim worked as an auto mechanic in Delaware County for over 30 years, was a lifetime...
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Anna P. (nee McLean) O'Donnell

January 24, 1926 - March 22, 2018

Anna P. O'Donnell (nee McLean) passed away on March 22,2018 at the age of 92. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph. Anna is survived by 1 brother, sisters, nieces and nephews. She was devoted to her family and was an avid Phillies fan. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing Wednesday(March 28,2018), 10AM - 11AM in the Church of St. Gabriel, 233 Mohawk Ave,...
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Eleanor D. (nee Sauer) Mohan

May 20, 1931 - March 17, 2018

Eleanor D. Mohan (nee Sauer) passed away on March 17, 2018 at the age of 86. She was born in SW Philadelphia and graduated from John Bartram H.S. in 1949. She raised her family in Darby and later moved to Prospect Park. Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents Edward and Ada (nee Price) Sauer, her three brothers Edward, Charles and Robert, and her husband Anthony Joe Mohan. She was a...
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Charles J. Siefert,, Sr.

December 17, 1929 - March 17, 2018

Charles J. Siefert, Sr Age 88, of Newtown Square formerly of Millsboro De. and Prospect Park, Pa., passed away on March 17, 2018 He was a truck driver for Johanna Dairy Farms for 21 years. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Jane E. Siefert (nee Wilwert), and his brothers, Henry and Wilbert Siefert. Survivors: Son, Charles J. (Maryann) Siefert, Jr., Grandchildren, Charles J. Siefert, III,...
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Charleynne M. (nee Janaskie) Weber

April 22, 1929 - March 16, 2018

Charleynne M. Weber (nee Janaskie) passed away on March 16, 2018 at the age of 88. She was a longtime resident of Lester. Beloved wife of the late Wilhelm A. Weber. Devoted mother of Glenn, Cheryl and the late Alan and Ruth. Dear sister of the late Frankie. Also survived by her ten grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on...
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Margaret Catherine (nee Spatz) Gura

March 29, 1925 - March 11, 2018

Margaret Catherine (nee Spatz) Gura, 92 of Sharon Hill (also Virginia Beach) passed away peacefully March 11, 2018 at home surrounded by her family. Margaret was born in Philadelphia and was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin and Louise Spatz and her brother Richard Gustave Spatz. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and was dedicated to her family, grandchildren and great...
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Rosemarie V. Mahon

November 17, 1938 - March 11, 2018

Rosemarie V. Mahon, age 79, of Prospect Park, passed away peacefully on March 11, 2018. Beloved daughter of the late James R. Sr. and Myrtle J. Mahon. Dear sister of James R. Jr. (Nancy), Monica J. Harrell (James) and the late Constance McFadden. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Rosemarie was a grade school teacher for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for 35 years finishing her career at...
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Anna M. Winkelman

October 9, 1936 - March 7, 2018

Anna Mae Winkelman (nee Dzikus), of Folcroft, PA passed away peacefully at home on March 7, 2018. She was born and raised in South-West Philadelphia, the daughter of the late Herman and Molly C. (nee Shields) Dzikus. She graduated from Bartram High School (class of 1954). After graduating she worked at PNB BANK before marrying William "Bill" in 1959. After raising her son, Anna worked...
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Pietro "Pete" Angilletta

October 14, 1958 - March 6, 2018

Pietro J. "Pete" Angilletta, 59 of Holmes passed away Tuesday March 6, 2018 at the Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland. He was born Oct. 14, 1959 in Philadelphia to Anna B. "Nancy" Angilletta (nee Lewis) and the late Pietro C. Angilletta. Pete was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and cheering on the Eagles, Flyers and Phillies. In addition to his father, he was preceded in...
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Catherine L. Pelc

May 5, 1945 - March 4, 2018

Catherine L. Pelc (nee Lewis), age 72, of Drexel Hill, PA passed away on Sunday, March 4th, 2018 surrounded by her whole family at Crozer-Keystone Hospice Residence in Taylor Hospital. She was formerly of Woodlyn, PA and relocated to Drexel Hill to be cared for by her son and daughter in-law as her dementia progressed. She was the beloved wife of Ronald Pelc, Sr. They shared 50 years of...
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William J. Lauer

November 13, 1957 - March 3, 2018

William J. "Bill" Lauer, age 60, passed away on March 3, 2018 after a long illness. Beloved husband for thirty years of Arlene (nee Fritz). He is also survived by his sisters Suzanne Ferguson and Nancy King, his brother Michael Lauer, his twin Robert Lauer and his loving nieces & nephews, his in laws Andrew L. Fritz Jr., Nancy Fritz and his nephew Andrew I. Fritz. He had a great love of all...
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Richard William Jordan

March 6, 1946 - March 3, 2018

Richard William Jordan, age 71, of Glenolden Pa., passed away on March 3, 2018. Richard was born and raised in Darby, attended Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Grade School and graduated from Monsignor Bonner High School. He then was drafted by the United States Army and fought valiantly in Vietnam with the 1st Calvary Division. Following that he was employed by PECO until his retirement in June of...
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John J. "Jack" Kelly, Sr

March 3, 1936 - March 2, 2018

John (Jack) J. Kelly, Sr. John "Jack" J. Kelly, Sr., 81 of Collingdale, PA, formerly of Southwest Philadelphia, passed away peacefully on March 2, 2018, just one day shy of his 82nd birthday. Born and raised in Philadelphia; he was the son of the late Edward and Catherine (Kenny) Kelly and was preceded in death by his siblings, Anna, Edward, Thomas, and Sister Dolores Immaculate, IHM. Jack...
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Robert "Skip" Goslin

July 5, 1929 - March 1, 2018

Robert "Skip" Goslin Robert passed away peacefully on March 1st 2018. Born on July 5, 1929 to the late William and Florence (Ivans) Goslin. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his son Robert Goslin, Jr, grandson, Matt Ettien, brother, William "Goose" Goslin, and sisters, Florence, Ruth, Julie, Helen, and Dot. Survivors include his beloved companion, Eileen Zadorzany, daughter,...
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Earl Alexander Stump

November 6, 1936 - February 27, 2018

Earl Alexander Stump, age 81, of Darby resided at Saint Francis Nursing home formerly of South Philadelphia and South West Philadelphia, passed away on February 27, 2018. During Earl's life time, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends . Earl was a Phillies fan and enjoyed watching the game with a cold beer in his hand . Earl also enjoyed bowling with his buddies and going fishing....
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William T. Wade

September 15, 1944 - February 27, 2018

William T. Wade at the age of 73, of Newark Delaware, peacefully passed away on February 27, 2018. He is survived by his sons, Edward W. Wade of Newark, DE, and William T. Wade, Jr. of York, Pa. He was the owner of William T. Wade and Son Electric of Norwood, PA. He was also Director of Maintenance at Riddle Village in Media, PA. He loved to sing and his idol was Al Jolson. Bill was a proud...
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Merle T. Hinkle, Jr.

April 11, 1954 - February 27, 2018

Merle T. Hinkle Jr., passed away on February 27, 2018, at the age of 63, and was of Southwest, Phila. Loving son of Merle and the late Georgeanna Craig Hinkle; beloved husband of Marie (nee Sprameli); dear father of Kimberly Demski (Mike), Shannon Gandy (Arthur), Jessica Buckley (Eric), Joseph Hinkle and Tabatha Slaughter; dear brother of Barbara Weinraub (Mike), George Hinkle (Peggy), Charles...
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Dorothy McKenzie

February 2, 1932 - February 26, 2018

Dorothy Jean McKenzie (née Stahoski), of Prospect Park, passed away peacefully on February 26 at age 86. Devoted mother of Art (Maryann) McKenzie and loving grandmother of Scott McKenzie. She was the beloved daughter of the late Florence and Wally Stahoski. Dot was the joyous owner, operator and designer of Prospect Park Florist for 56 years, where she shared her knowledge with many youthful...
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June Donnelly

August 17, 1937 - February 26, 2018

June Donnelly (nee Young) passed away on February 26, 2018 at the age of 80. She was born and raised in Matewan, West Virginia and was a former resident of Ridley Twp. Beloved wife of the late Francis J. Donnelly. Devoted mother of Frank, Steve (Margaret), Joe (Donna), Tom, Lynnie (Dinae), Donna and Debbie. She was predeceased by her eight brothers and one sister. June was survived by her...
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Eileen D. Morell

November 25, 1936 - February 26, 2018

Eileen Alice (Devlin) Morell, 81, of Folcroft, PA passed away peacefully on February 26, 2018, surrounded by her loving family at home. Born in Buffalo, NY, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Julia (Downing) Devlin. Eileen was the wife of the late John J. Morell, Sr. Eileen was a graduate of Saint Agnes HS, West Chester, PA. She retired from Guy's Cold Cuts in Glenolden after many...
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John "Jack" Grosso

October 1, 1919 - February 25, 2018

John "Jack" Grosso, 98, of Media formerly of Brewerytown and Glenolden, passed away peacefully on February 25, 2018. He was the beloved husband of 71 years of Irene (nee Goehler), dear father of Donna Pease (Russ) and Kevin Grosso (Sharon), loving grandfather of 5, great-grandfather of 7, a brother, uncle and friend. In his late teens, Jack worked as a "gandy dancer" and a brakeman for the...
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Agnes V. (nee Hunt) Esposito

January 21, 1932 - February 24, 2018

Agnes V. Esposito (nee Hunt) of Prospect Park passed away February 24, 2018 at the age of 86. She was born January 21, 1932 in Philadelphia to the late Patrick & Margaret (Smith) Hunt. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her devoted husband Joseph Esposito, who passed away February, 2017, after 63 years of marriage. In addition, she was predeceased by her sisters, Margaret...
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David F. McQuilling, Sr.

November 4, 1927 - February 22, 2018

David F. McQuilling, Sr. 90 of Villas, NJ (formerly of Ridley Park) passed away Thursday Feb. 22, 2018 at the Broomall Presbyterian Village. He was born Nov. 4, 1927 in Philadelphia to the late Lester & Dorothy (Thompson) McQuilling. David proudly served in the US Army 82nd Airborne Division during the Rhineland Campaign in WWII. He loved boating, exercising at the gym, was a Master SCUBA...
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John Anthony Huber

May 7, 1931 - February 18, 2018

John Anthony Huber (Jack) died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, February 18th. Jack was a proud South Philly native from the "Devil's Pocket" and attended St. Anthony's grade school and South Catholic High School. He loved sports and relished his memory of scoring the winning touchdown for the 1950 Concordia sandlot championship football team. He was a longtime coach and mentor to young men at...
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Frances Isabel (nee Butler) Savage

November 20, 1921 - February 17, 2018

Frances Isabel Savage (nee Butler), a resident of Glenolden for 66 years, passed away on February 17, 2018, at the age of 96. Wife of the late Frank J. Savage (1964). She is survived by her son Frank, daughter-in-law Kathleen, granddaughter Kristy Seker, grandson Michael J. Savage, and great grandson, Eli Seker. She is also survived by a niece and nephew. Relatives and friends...
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Ruth I. (nee Foreman) Ewing

September 13, 1919 - February 16, 2018

Ruth I. Ewing (nee Foreman) passed away on February 16, 2018 at the age of 98. She was a former longtime resident of Glenolden. Beloved wife of the late James J. Ewing. Devoted mother of Robert J. Ewing, Linda Fleeger and Kenneth Ewing. Also survived by her six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Friday after 10:00 am at the...
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James P. "Pete" Costello

October 9, 1947 - February 16, 2018

James P. (Pete) Costello, age 70, of Middletown, formerly of Ridley Township and Foxfield, passed away on February 16, 2018. Loving and devoted husband to the late Diane Costello (nee Falvey), son of the late Charles and Margaret Costello, and brother to the late, Kac (Gene). Devoted and proud father of Jim (Mel) and Kevin (Lauren); loving Pop Pop to Lillianna and Kellen; brother of Peg ...
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Ruth M. (nee Moore) Sekel

March 28, 1935 - February 15, 2018

Ruth M. Sekel (nee Moore), of Folcroft, formerly of South Philadelphia, PA, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on February 15,2018, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Ruth was a very loving and unselfish person who was especially devoted to her family. ...
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Joan M. (nee March) MacGregor

June 1, 1934 - February 15, 2018

Joan M. MacGregor (nee March) passed away on February 15, 2018 at the age of 83. She was a longtime resident of Essington. Wife of the late William "Mac" MacGregor. Devoted mother of Will MacGregor, Sue Grant, Patricia MacGregor & the late Matthew Scott MacGregor. Also survived by her six grandchildren & nine great grandchildren. Joan was active with the Tinicum Historical Society,...
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Michael J. Celestino

December 21, 1953 - February 14, 2018

Michael J Celestino age 64 passed away peacefully on Wednesday February 14, 2018. He bravely endured a brief illness and died at home surrounded by his loving family. Michael was a graduate of Cardinal O'Hara High School, class of 71. He was an employee of Drexel University for 36 years. He had a deep love of History and Music and was a bright light to those who knew him. Michael was predeceased...
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Charles M. Daw

December 31, 1952 - February 14, 2018

Charles Michael Daw, age 65, of Eddystone, passed away on February 14, 2018. Charles, better know as "Chuck" or "Chucky" was a fun loving individual with a huge heart. He adored his family & friends especially his children and grandchild. We know for a fact he wasn't ready to leave this earth, as he had gravy and meatballs cooking in the crock pot when he passed. Our only thought is...
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Margaret "Maggie" Salladino

July 2, 1941 - February 12, 2018

Margaret (Maggie) Salladino, 76 of Folcroft, Pa passed away on Monday February 12, 2018 Born on July 2nd, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pa. to the late Walter and Alice (nee Reynolds) Ewanicki and John Hoffman (step father). Maggie attended West Catholic High School for Girls. She was the beloved wife of 53 years to the late Anthony Salladino. She is survived by her son Nicholas Salladino and sister...
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Marie T. Shanahan

August 9, 1927 - February 11, 2018

Marie T. Shanahan (Rowe) (Troxell) (nee McCaughan), beloved wife of the late John Rowe Sr., William Troxell, and Timothy Shanahan. Devoted mother of Charles Rowe, John Rowe Jr., Kevin Rowe, Robert Rowe, Edward Rowe, and step mother of Peggy Samano, Tim Shanahan, Jim Shanahan, Cathy Reyes, Mary Hushen and the late Maureen Shanahan. Dear sister of Ann Brom and Isabel Swarter, also survived by her...
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Marie Elizabeth Hildenbrand

August 15, 1922 - February 9, 2018

Marie Elizabeth "Betty" Hildenbrand (nee Schade) passed away in her sleep on Friday February 9, 2018 at Manor Care in Yardley, PA. Betty was born August 15, 1922 in Carnegie, PA. She was the third child of seven born to Clarence Shade, Sr. and Magdalena (Lena) Musial. Following her education Betty served as a WAVE during WWII. Upon returning home from her Navy service she worked briefly with...
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Kristina L. Gray

December 16, 1969 - February 9, 2018

Kristina L. Gray, age 48, of Folsom passed away suddenly surrounded by her family at Thomas Jefferson Hospital of Neuroscience on February 9, 2018. Beloved mother of Janna N. Gray (Jay) and Jillian K. Gray. Dear daughter of Ardyce Gray; sister of Jennifer Reasin (Kevin), Robynne Hallager and Kimberly Gray. Also survived by five nieces and nephews Shawn, Kacey, Daniel, Sydney and Makenna and her...
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Patricia Ann Colgan

April 20, 1958 - February 7, 2018

Patricia Ann Colgan, 59, a resident of Glenolden, PA. Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby. Patricia is survived by her two daughters, Jennifer Mango, and Michele Mango. Mom , I love you with all my heart to infinity and beyond. 💙 Shelly and Bean Dadoo is survived by her ten grandchildren. Dominic Vozzelli, Alyssa Vozzelli,...
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Alice M. Benzing

April 24, 1940 - February 3, 2018

Alice Marie Benzing (nee Collins) age 77, of Collingdale, Pa., passed away on February 3, 2018 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Alice was very family oriented, her true passion was spending time with her family and making memories. She was predeceased by her parents, Philip and Margaret Collins, her husband, Raymond Benzing, siblings, Margaret (James) Carr and Philip ...
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Frances P. (nee Panko) Bonnett

December 19, 1927 - February 2, 2018

Frances Bonnett, of Swarthmore passed away Friday, February 2nd, 2018 at the age of 90. Mrs. Bonnett was born December 16, 1926. Born in Philadelphia and raised in the Meadows section, Mrs. Bonnett made her home in Swarthmore since 1960. Mrs. Bonnett worked as a secretary with Boeing and retired in 1987. Frances was married to the late Richard Bonnett for 65 loving years. She cherished...
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Sara Lee (Sally) Cook

January 24, 1953 - February 1, 2018

Sara Lee Cook (Sally) - nee Cavender Sally was a longtime resident of Essington PA, and passed Thursday the 1st day of February 2018 at Crozer Chester Medical Center. Sally was previously employed for fourteen years by Dobbs Food Service, retiring and continuing to work part time at Wawa and for Tinicum Township as a Crossing Guard. Sally loved music. Friends and Family have very fond...
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Bruce M. Collins

September 18, 1937 - January 31, 2018

Bruce M. Collins, 80 passed away suddenly on Jan. 31, 2018. Bruce's life took him from Camden, NJ to Nevada, Mississippi, and Okinawa, Japan and eventually to the outskirts of Philadelphia. He was a high school drop out who worked in a ship yard, learned electronics in the Air Force, worked on helicopters, witnessed numerous nuclear bombs, fought a forest fire in California, studied Philosophy...
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Vincent S. Gifford

October 20, 1992 - January 30, 2018

Vincent S. Gifford "Vinny", age 25 of Swarthmore, Ridley Township, passed away suddenly on January 30, 2018. Vinny was an avid outdoorsman. He also enjoyed riding motorcycles, but most of all he loved spending time with his daughter Harper. Loving son of Mark and Gina (Davis) Gifford; dear brother of Mark Anthony Gifford; devoted father of Harper; dear and loving friend of...
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James E. Oakley, III

June 15, 1957 - January 29, 2018

James E. Oakley, III, of Woodlyn, PA, peacefully passed away on January 29, 2018. He is predeceased by his parents, James and Julia Oakley; and his former in-laws, James and Gertrude Graham. His passion for fixing cars spilled from his personal life into his career, and truly loved being under the hood of a car. He could fix almost anything, and did so for everyone who asked. He enjoyed...
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Joseph C. Hinkle

October 24, 1958 - January 27, 2018

Joseph C Hinkle, age 59, died suddenly on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at his home in Eddystone, PA. Joey is survived by his father, Merle Hinkle, his daughters, Amanda Lewis, Amy Hinkle, Jennifer Hinkle and Krystal Hinkle, his siblings Barbara (Michael) Weinraub, Merle (Marie) Hinkle Jr, George (Peggy) Hinkle, Charlie (Lynne) Hinkle, Georgeanna (Peanut) (Alfred) Ochlak and his grandchildren...
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Bernadette M. "Sis" Berry Mansi

May 29, 1935 - January 26, 2018

Bernadette "Sis" (nee-Berry) Mansi of Glenolden Our beloved Bernadette (82), who grew up in Clifton Heights before raising her family in Glenolden, passed away peacefully on January 26th leaving a void in our hearts but the start of a new journey for her. She is survived by her spouse Ben of 60 years, children Ben (Suzanne), Jim (Michele) and Lisa. She will be reuniting with her parents Mary...
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Joseph W. Froio

April 20, 1921 - January 25, 2018

Joseph W. Froio, 96 of Glenolden passed away Thursday January 25, 2018 in Darby, PA. He was born in South Philadelphia on April 20, 1921 to the late Panteleone & Rose (Grande) Froio. He was one of seven children and like many of his era, he left school to work and help his family during the Great Depression. He later finished his education and was a D-Day veteran of WWII. After the army, he...
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Maria A. Vitello

April 19, 1961 - January 24, 2018

Maria A. Vitello age 56 of Folcroft passed away on January 24, 2018 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Beloved mother of Michael S. Worrell (MaryAlice). Loving grandmother of Aubree and Layla. Dear daughter of Mario and Margaret Vitello Sr.; sister of Mario Jr., Margaret and Michele. Former wife of Scott Worrell. Maria was an avid drummer playing in many local bands. She loved animals and...
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Carl A. "Chip" Antes

October 15, 1934 - January 23, 2018

Carl A. Antes "Chip" On January 23, 2018 passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the age of 83. He was predeceased by his parents Carl L and Rose (nee Morger) Antes and his daughter Joanne Shoup. Chip was a loving husband, devoted father and a proud pop pop. He was a dedicated Phillies and Eagles fan who enjoyed spending time with his family. Chip spent the majority of his...
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Geraldine E. (nee Schleicher) Parker

August 26, 1922 - January 21, 2018

Geraldine E. Parker "Gerry', (nee Schleicher), age 95, passed away on January 21, 2018, and was from Lester, Pa. Gerry was a lifetime member of the Tinicum Township Fire Company and Ladies Auxiliary and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla #48. She was also a member of the Tinicum Township Historical Society, Tinicum Township Seniors, Ridley Park Seniors and the Young at Heart. She was...
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Ruth S. Nurmi

April 23, 1923 - January 18, 2018

Ruth S. Nurmi peacefully departed this life on January 18, 2018. She was born in 1923 in Superior, Wisconsin where she flourished as a young pianist. Marriage and music studies led her to New York, Ohio and Haverford, Pennsylvania. Ruth is survived by her 3 children: Michael, Katie and Susan and 3 grandchildren: Malte, Elias and Solvejg Schomers. Ms. Nurmi taught at Kent State...
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Thomas Allen Sigda

March 21, 1961 - January 18, 2018

Thomas Allen Sigda from Delaware County Pa, died unexpectedly in his home January 18, 2018, at the age of 56. Tom is survived by his ex-wife Ruth Byrnes, his children; Mel Bell (Melody Hess{Michael Hess}) named Melody for his love of song, his shadow Ruthie Burke(Chas Burke), his pride, his name sake, The boy, Thomas A. Sigda Jr.(Deneen Chapis), his wild haired ballistic missiles (Melissa...
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Albert J. DiNicola

July 7, 1954 - January 17, 2018

Albert J DiNicola, age 63, of Prospect Park, Pa. passed away on January 17, 2018. He was born in Chester, graduated from St. James High School in 1973. Retired diesel mechanic from Congoleum, employed for 43 years. He was an avid NHRA fan and enjoyed football, fishing and horseshoes. He made many friends and touched many hearts coaching girls' softball at Norwood Athletic Club. His passion and...
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Walter C. Foley

April 17, 1920 - January 14, 2018

Walter C. Foley, Jr., 97, died peacefully at home on January 14, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. A resident of Swarthmore, Pa. for the last 61 years, Walter graduated from Haverford High School in 1937. He served in WWII as a Technical Sergeant from 1941-1945, in North Africa and Italy. After the war, he worked for Baldwin Locomotive Works and then was employed for many years as a...
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Joseph J. "Sarge" McIntyre

September 29, 1940 - January 14, 2018

Joseph J. McIntyre "Sarge", age 77, of Essington passed away surrounded by his family on January 14, 2018. Beloved husband of Trudy McIntyre. Dear father of Ralph, Debbie (Tony), and Diane (Steve). Also survived by 8 grandchildren Ralph Jr., Dianna, Trisha, Anthony, Samantha, Stephen, Matthew and Madeline; and his dog Fluffy. A proud veteran of the U.S. Army, Sarge served his country for 27 years...
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Daniel J. Mulhern, Sr.

April 28, 1924 - January 13, 2018

Daniel J. Mulhern Daniel J Mulhern passed away quietly on January 13th, 2018. He was predeceased by his wife of 56 years Mary A (nee McCann) and his daughter Maureen A. He is survived by his son Daniel, his daughter-in-law Ilene, his granddaughter Maureen S. and various loving nieces and nephews. He was a humble man with modest wants. Born and raised In Philadelphia, he was a graduate of John...
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David C. Smith

June 20, 1947 - January 11, 2018

David C. Smith, age 70, of Norwood, passed away Thursday January 11, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late David and Catherine (nee Carmen) Smith. In addition to his parents, David was predeceased by his sisters, Catherine Smith and Sandra Smith. David was employed with Bell Telephone/Verizon for 30 years. A proud veteran of the U.S. Navy, David was a member of the Norwood VFW...
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Agnes Louise (nee St. John) McMullen

January 12, 1928 - January 10, 2018

Agnes Louise McMullen "Mommom Aggie" (nee St. John), age 89, of Norwood, passed away peacefully in her home on January 10, 2018. Agnes was born on January 12, 1928 in Philadelphia to the late Louise St. John. She was a graduate of Little Flower Catholic High School in Philadelphia and retired from the Donnelly Directory. Agnes was an avid reader and a longtime parishioner at St. Margaret Mary...
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Elizabeth T. Kreher Tryon

February 9, 1930 - January 8, 2018

Elizabeth T. Tryon (nee Kreher) age 87 of Glenolden passed away on January 8, 2018. Beloved wife of the late John Tryon. Dear mother of Beth Holcombe (Ron), Colette Boggi (Bill), John Tryon (Darlene), Tom Tryon (Karen) and Loretta Tryon-Pyle (Mike). Daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Kreher, Grandmother of the late David Greene. Also survived by 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren....
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Fredrick W. Evans

August 6, 1949 - January 7, 2018

Fredrick Weaver Evans, 68 lifelong resident of Norwood passed away on Sunday January 7, 2018. He was born Aug. 6, 1949 in Ridley Park to the late Fredrick & Arlene (Weaver) Evans. Fred joined the Norwood Vol. Fire Co. as a teenager and worked his way to the position of President. He left the department after being elected mayor of Norwood serving from 1982-94. Fred married his loving wife...
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Dorothy M. (nee Curatola) DiFilippo

November 26, 1922 - January 7, 2018

Dorothy M. DiFilippo (nee Curatola), of Ridley Park, age 95, passed away peacefully on January 7,2018. She was a very devoted and loving mother and grandmother. Beloved wife of the late Michael. Dear mother of Maureen, Michael, Dorothy, Darlene and Deneen. Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Services and Interment Private. In lieu of flowers...
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Joyce Anderson

July 23, 1940 - January 7, 2018

Joyce Anderson (nee Bruno), 77 of Folcroft passed away Sunday January 7, 2018 at her home. A wife, a mother, a nanny too This is the legacy we have from you. You taught us to love and how to fight You gave us strength, you gave us might! A stronger person would be hard to find And in your heart you were always kind! You fought for us all, one way or another Not just as a wife, not just...
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Phyllis I. Smith

April 13, 1933 - January 3, 2018

Phyllis Irene (Buchanan) Smith, 84 of Wilmington, DE formerly of Fern Park, FL and Norwood PA, died January 3 at her home in Stanton Delaware. Born in Darby PA, Mrs. Smith graduated from Darby High School. Mrs. Smith was the daughter of the late Walter Buchanan and Florence Bergeman Buchanan. Predeceased by her husband, William, and her brother, William Buchanan Survivors: William (Helen)...
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Agnes M. (nee McLaughlin) Hollenback

January 22, 1931 - January 3, 2018

Agnes Hollenback (nee McLaughlin) passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 3, 2018 at Foulk Manor North in Wilmington, Delaware. Agnes was the daughter of Irish Immigrants, Patrick and Agnes McLaughlin (nee Stauton). She was born in South Philadelphia on January 22, 1931 and attended West Catholic Girls High School. Agnes married Harry Hollenback, her partner in life, on May 28, 1955 and...
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Marie "Betty" Schmucker

October 21, 1933 - January 3, 2018

Marie "Betty" Schmucker (nee Burdsall), 84, died peacefully on January 3, 2018 at her lifelong home in Glenolden, PA. She was surrounded by her loving family. Betty was born on October 21, 1933 in Lansdowne, PA. She graduated from Notre Dame Catholic Girls' High School in 1951. Betty was the beloved wife and best friend of her one and only love of 64 years, Joseph A. Schmucker, Sr. Betty...
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Elsie P. (nee Howlett) Murray

November 17, 1932 - January 3, 2018

Elsie Murray (nee Howlett) of Folcroft, died peacefully in her sleep the early morning of January 3, 2018 at Little Flower Manor in Darby, Pennsylvania. Elsie was born Philadelphia on November 17, 1932 and attended Bartram High School and graduated in 1950. She met and married Harry Murray, the man of her life on October 18, 1952 and raised six sons over their marriage of fifty years. Fondly...
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William L. Cupples

July 26, 1934 - January 2, 2018

William Lawrence Cupples, 83 passed away Tuesday January 2, 2018 in Ridley Park, PA. He was born & raised in West Philadelphia's St. Gregory Parish, by John and Catherine (Griffin) Cupples. William was a 1951 graduate of St. Thomas More Catholic Boys High School and was a US Army Veteran. He retired from the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard as a General Foreman/Welder with over 36 years of service....
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Richard C. Bucher

March 9, 1921 - December 30, 2017

Richard C. (Dick) Bucher passed away on Dec. 30, 2017. Dick was born on March 9, 1921, in Reading, PA, to Richard Bucher Sr., and Sallie (Burkey) Bucher. He graduated from Reading High School in 1939, and attended the Wharton School before entering the Army in 1942. He was stationed in Paris during World War II. After being discharged from the Army, he completed his studies at Western...
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Jeanette C. DiEnna

March 5, 1923 - December 30, 2017

Jeannette C. DiEnna (nee Varley), 94, formerly of Folcroft, passed peacefully into eternal rest on December 30, 2017. Beloved wife of the late John P. Sr. Devoted mother of Jack (Dawn), Gary (Maureen), Andrea (James) Smith, Bryan (Kathleen) & Kenneth (Melody). Also survived by her seventeen grandchildren & sixteen great grandchildren who she adored and loved spending time with them. Mrs....
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Margaret "Peg" Serpico

March 19, 1925 - December 30, 2017

Margaret "Peg" Mary Serpico, 92 formerly of Glenolden passed away December 30, 2017 at the Bryn Mawr Hospital. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who was born March 19, 1925 in Philadelphia to the late Vincent J. & Rose (McHale) Harty. Peg enjoyed crocheting, was an avid reader, loved spending time with family and was known for her great laugh. She was also a big fan of the Phillies....
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