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

Mary Ann Rossett McElwaine

September 23, 1950 - September 15, 2018

Mary Ann McElwaine (Rossett) of Norwood PA, formerly of Southwest Philadelphia, passed away peacefully on September 15,2018. Beloved wife of the late Daniel McElwaine. Loving mother of Mary Beth Smith (Shane), Christine Lewis (Jason ) and the Late Daniel P. McElwaine. Mary Ann was devoted to her grandchildren, Abigail Lewis, Gavin Lewis, Maura Smith and Sarah Smith. She was the beloved...
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James E. Harmer

August 28, 1941 - September 14, 2018

James E. Harmer passed away on September 14, 2018 at the age of 77. He was a longtime resident of Sharon Hill. Beloved husband of Maureen (nee Daven). Devoted father of Celeste Ciccarone, Denis, Dean, Gwen & Thomas Harmer. Dear brother of Robert Harmer and Carol Lyon. Also survived by his grandson Robert Newcomb and several nieces & nephews. Relatives & friends are invited to attend his...
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Bertha "Connie" Entrican

May 12, 1929 - September 11, 2018

Bertha "Connie" Entrican (nee Fulmer), age 89 passed away on Sept 11th 2018 Beloved wife of the late James Entrican Jr. and mother of the late Cheryl and Susan. Connie is survived by her loving children Robyn, James (Elizabeth) and William; and her dearest sister, Carole Holden (Robert). Relatives and friends are invited to attend her visitation Friday, Sept 14th from 10-11am followed by her...
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Genevieve Rosati

April 3, 1929 - September 9, 2018

Genevieve Yadvisinczak Rosati , age 89 of Philadelphia, passed away at home on September 9, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Ettore A. Rosati, mother of Arthur "Butch" (Teresa) Rosati and John Rosati. Also survived by two grandchildren Anthony (Mary) and Joseph; two great grandchildren Leah and Michael; and 2 great great grandchildren Angelo and Anthony; also predeceased by her siblings Anna, John,...
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William M. Kelly

August 11, 1954 - September 9, 2018

William M. Kelly, age 64, of Woodlyn, PA, formerly of Folcroft, PA on Sunday, September 9. 2018. Mr. Kelly was a lifelong employee of the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Rochelle Kelly. Also predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Mary Kelly; his brother Thomas Kelly III. Mr. Kelly is survived by his sisters in law, Kathleen Kelly and Rose Marchesani, his brother...
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Gerald "Jerry" Nyhus

August 29, 1957 - September 4, 2018

Gerald "Jerry" J. Nyhus, 61 of Folcroft passed away Tuesday September 4, 2018 at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby. He was born August 29, 1957 in Philadelphia to Ivar Nyhus and the late Sara E. "Betty" Nyhus (Hassel). Jerry was a kind, generous, gentle man who loved helping other people. He dearly loved his family, who will miss him tremendously. He was a hockey coach for many years for the...
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Edward James McGeehan

October 20, 1926 - August 28, 2018

Edward James McGeehan, age 91, of Pottstown, formerly of Briarcliffe, Pa., passed away on August 28, 2018. Edward was a founding member of Our Lady of Fatima parish in Secane, helped build the school and church and remained a committed life-long member to the parish. He was employed by Westinghouse in the Power Generation Services Division and retired after 25 years of service. In his...
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Edna "Midge" Marvelli

January 16, 1940 - August 27, 2018

Edna "Midge" Marvelli 78 passed away peacefully on August 27, 2018 at her home in Folcroft, Pa. She was born January 16, 1940 in Chester, Pa. Midge was a devoted housewife and mother who enjoyed spending her time with family and friends. She enjoyed gardening, endless hours shopping on QVC and watching her old favorites on TV Land. She loved to dance and was an avid collector of owls. Midge...
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Sarah (nee McHugh) Grant

August 24, 1935 - August 26, 2018

Sarah Grant (nee McHugh) passed away on August 26, 2018 at the age of 83. Born in Donegal Ireland and a longtime resident of Prospect Park. She was predeceased by her former husband Denis Grant. Devoted mother of Patrick J. (Stephanie) and John F. (Margy). Dear sister of Jim McHugh, Peggy Murray and the late Anne Crowding, Bridget Dinan and Patrick McHugh. Also survived by her 7...
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Sharon G. (nee Smith) Bass

August 11, 1960 - August 24, 2018

Sharon G. Bass (nee Smith), on August 24, 2018, of Phila,PA. She was a well loved retired Aramark employee at Jenkintown High school for over 20 years. Sharon is survived by her beloved husband, Harvey Bass Jr.; dear brother, Calvin Smith; sisters-in-law, Theresa Bass and Suke Smith; one nephew and 3 nieces; 4 grandnieces and 2 grandnephews. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing...
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Robert E. Moore

September 1, 1928 - August 24, 2018

Robert E. Moore, 89, of Springfield, Aldan, and North Wildwood NJ, formerly of Sharon Hill, passed away August 24, 2018. He was born September 1, 1928 in Ridley Park to the late Edgar O. & Elizabeth (Pilkington) Moore. Bob proudly served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and retired from GULF Oil. He was a member of Folcroft American Legion, Goodwill Fire Co., Sharon Hill Vol. Police...
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Bertha E. McGarvey Matrone

December 30, 1930 - August 22, 2018

Bertha E. Matrone age 87, of Ridley Park passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on August 22, 2018. Born December 30, 1930 in Philadelphia to the late William and Bertha McGarvey. Beloved wife of Samuel Matrone. Loving mother of David S. Matrone, Bonnie A. Dollarton (the late Michael), Sandra J. Lee (Christopher). Devoted grandmother to Jade Matrone, Michael Lang, Brian Lang, Brandon...
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Antoinette M.(nee Biello) Fiore

October 28, 1916 - August 22, 2018

Antoinette M. Fiore (nee Biello) passed away on August 22, 2018 at the age of 101. She was a longtime resident of Delaware County. Beloved wife of the late Francis J. Fiore Sr. Devoted mother of Francis (Barbara) Fiore, Theresa (John) Pius and the late James and Salvatore "Tore" Fiore. She was predeceased by her eleven siblings. Also survived by her five grandchildren, seven great...
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Gerald S. Chorney

March 10, 1943 - August 21, 2018

Gerald S. Chorney, 75 of Cape May Court House, NJ (Formerly Swarthmore) passed away August 21, 2018 at home. He was born March 10, 1943 in Upland to the late Henry & Isabell (Moore) Chorney. Gerald was a proud Navy veteran serving on the USS Saratoga Aircraft Carrier during the start of the Vietnam Era. He retired as an Electrical Technician from Boeing Corp. in 2005 and enjoyed hunting,...
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Sandra L. Schumm

August 17, 1956 - August 20, 2018

Sandra L. Schumm, 62 of Lester passed away Monday August 20th at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born Aug 17, 1956 in Upland to the late William & Martha (Hall) Schumm. Sandra graduated from Interboro HS and worked as the Head Teller for the Navy Federal Credit Union. Her hobbies were her Family which meant everything to her and she loved having holiday's at the house, especially...
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John A. Marinacci

October 31, 1924 - August 18, 2018

John A. Marinacci, passed away on August 18, 2018, at the age of 93. He was a longtime resident of Glenolden and was formerly of South Philadelphia. Beloved husband of the late Marguerite Marinacci (nee Steskey); devoted father of Kathleen Warner (Charles Jensen), Marguerite Spewock (Frank) and the late John M. Marinacci; dear brother of Nancy Parks. Also survived by four grandchildren: ...
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Patricia Anne "Patti" Brett

October 6, 1958 - August 17, 2018

Patricia Anne "Patti" Brett passed away on August 17, 2018 at the age of 59. Patti was born in Philadelphia to the late John J. and Marie A. (nee Propert) Brett. At the age of 3 she started her education through DelArc Training Center, St. Katherine's Day School and Drexel Hill Middle School until age 21. Upon graduation she worked at the Elwyn Lansdowne Workshop, where she retired from after...
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Rose Marie (nee Di Campli) Duffy

August 28, 1924 - August 14, 2018

Rose Marie Duffy (Di Campli) age 93 of Wallingford, formerly of Norwood, passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Daughter of the late Charles and Rose DiCampli, a graduate of Glen-Nor High School-1942, she was employed as a lab technician at Sharp & Dohme before becoming a loving wife, mother & homemaker. An exceptional cook & baker known for her Christmas cookies & loved entertaining. ...
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Alberta T. (nee Torbert) Phelan

April 6, 1932 - August 14, 2018

Alberta T. Phelan (nee Torbert) passed away on August 14, 2018 at the age of 86. She was a longtime resident of Folcroft. Beloved wife of the late William J. Phelan. Devoted mother of Kathleen (Brian) Lindell. Also survived by her two grandchildren David and Kelli, and her six great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Friday after 9:00 am at the...
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Peggy Joyce Chance

August 22, 1926 - August 8, 2018

Peggy Joyce Chance, Age 91 of Aston, formerly of Springfield, passed away on August 8, 2018. Peggy was born in Marcus Hook and has been a longtime member of Linwood United Methodist Church for over 60 years. During her life she touched many lives on countless mission's trips throughout the world. She was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Hilda Chance, daughter, Tina Chance, and 5...
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Rose C. (nee Palumbo) Mercurio

February 1, 1927 - August 8, 2018

Rose Mercurio, age 91, of Aldan passed away peacefully on August 8, 2018. Beloved daughter of the late Alexander and Emma Palumbo and beloved wife of the late Harry Mercurio. Loving mother of Catherine Picciotti, Joseph Mercurio, and Harry Mercurio. She was a mother, friend, and mentor to many as she enjoyed people. She most especially cherished spending time with her three children. She will be...
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Dorothy J. Posse

April 13, 1938 - August 7, 2018

Dorothy J. Posse, 80 of Glenolden passed away August 7, 2018 at her home. She was born April 13, 1938 in Atlantic City, NJ to the late Eugene & Marion (Rudolph) Hamm. Dottie enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially looking at all of the photos they shared with her. She "enjoyed" trips to the shore with her husband, family and friends. When she was home, there was nothing...
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Elizabeth M. Froschle

April 6, 1939 - August 6, 2018

Elizabeth M. Froschle, age 79, of Swarthmore and Ridley Park, passed away on August 6, 2018. She was born and raised in South West Philadelphia and was a 1957 graduate of West Catholic. She was also a longtime volunteer at Taylor Hospital. Elizabeth was a wonderful caring mother and grandmother. She's predeceased by her parents William J. and Frances C. Wilent, brothers, Robert,...
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Theresa E. Deal Zito

February 13, 1928 - August 6, 2018

Theresa E. Zito (nee Deal) age 90 of Folcroft passed away peacefully on August 6, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Orlando Zito. Loving mother of Leonard Zito (Karen), Joseph Zito (Barbara), Maria Benning (Joseph) and the late James Zito. Beloved grandmother of Andrea, Matthew, Kimberly, Christopher, Joseph and Briana; also survived by 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews....
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Francis "Frank" Donnelly

February 5, 1959 - August 4, 2018

Francis (Frank) Charles Donnelly of Prospect Park Pennsylvania passed away peacefully, surrounded by love, on August 4th, 2018 at the age of 59. Frank was an avid sports lover, who enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing cards and listening to rock and roll music. As an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous and his community, Frank committed a lot of his time to giving back to his...
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Gloria D'Amore Marchione

November 25, 1915 - August 1, 2018

Gloria (D'Amore) Marchione was 102 when she passed away on August 1st, 2018. Gloria was born in Capo d'Orlando, Sicily as Calogera D'Amore. She immigrated to the US as a young child and later became known as Gloria ("Little Glory") to her family and friends. She was a longtime resident of Folcroft, PA, where she enjoyed cooking classic Italian dishes and spending time with loved ones. Gloria and...
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Michael "Mike" Bramble

January 28, 1974 - August 1, 2018

Michael "Mike" Bramble died suddenly on August 1, 2018 at the age of 44. Mike was a longtime resident of Norwood. Loving son of William C. and Eileen Bramble. Loving father of Michael Anthony and Alyssa Marie Bramble. Dear brother of Andrea (Russell) Bopst. Also survived by his nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Visitation on Monday after 9:00 a.m...
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Dorothy Ann Nelson Hasson

November 30, 1935 - July 27, 2018

Dorothy Ann Hasson (nee Nelson) age 82 of Philadelphia, formerly of Wildwood N.J., passed away peacefully at home on July 27, 2018. Daughter of the late John Warren and Dorothy Nelson. Wife of the late Floyd Hasson. Beloved mother of Diane Venti (Frederick), Francis Knappik Jr., and Karen Glaccum (Timothy). Sister of Joseph Ronald, Mary, Donna and the late John and Caroline. Also survived by...
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Dolores J. Kline

August 27, 1935 - July 24, 2018

Dolores J. Kline, 82 of Collingdale passed away July 24, 2018 at the Jefferson Hospital in Cherry Hill, NJ. She was born August 27, 1935 in Philadelphia to the late Nicholas & Lucia (DiNicole) DiPaolo. She Graduated from Upper Darby High in 1954 and worked as a Supermarket cashier until her retirement. In addition to her parents Dolores was preceded in death by her Husband, Joseph J. Kline Sr.;...
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Marie H. Smith

November 3, 1933 - July 23, 2018

Marie H. Smith, age 84, longtime resident of Sharon Hill, passed away on July 23, 2018. Marie was a devoted wife, Mom and friend, and loved nothing more than spending time with her Hughie at the "Piece of the Pie". She was a lifelong parishioner of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Sharon Hill and was actively involved in the community. She was the youngest President of the Holy Spirit Women's...
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James B. Vesey

September 24, 1959 - July 22, 2018

1959 – 2018 James "Jim" Brendan Vesey, 58 of Ridley Park passed away Sunday July 22, 2018. He was born September 24, 1959 in Philadelphia to the late John F. & Rosemarie (Burt) Vesey. Shortly after graduating from Monsignor Bonner HS in 1977, Jim began his 40 year employment with PECO currently holding the position of Substation Technician. He enjoyed all Philadelphia sports, especially the...
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Catherine M. Murphy

May 4, 1940 - July 22, 2018

Catherine M. Murphy (nee Lee) passed away on July 22, 2018 at the age of 78. Beloved wife of the late Philip. Devoted mother of Philip, Kelly and Shawn (Jennifer) Murphy. Dear sister of John Lee, Rev. Michael Lee, Marie Kelly and the late Dorothy McNelia. Also survived by her 13 grandchildren, 2 great granddaughters, stepdaughter Debra (Howard) Novitsky and her loving extended family. ...
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Joseph M. "Joe" Urzillo Sr.

May 16, 1930 - July 21, 2018

Joseph "Joe" Urzillo Sr., aged 88, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday July 21, 2018, at his home in Ridley Park, PA. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Naomi (nee Giannone) Urzillo, and by his four children Joan (John) Webb, Joseph Jr. (Maureen) Urzillo, Lisa Johnson, and Domenic (Jennifer) Urzillo. Joe is also survived by eleven grandchildren Dana (Chucky) Wright,...
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Kevin Curry

August 12, 1977 - July 17, 2018

Kevin Curry, age 40, of Drexel Hill passed away peacefully on July 17, 2018 at Temple University Hospital. He was known to possess tremendous talent as an artist, and his family is eternally grateful to Burmont House for helping Kevin get his life back on track. He's predeceased by his father, Samuel Curry, Jr., grandparents, Joseph and Anna Donovan and Samuel and Emily Curry, aunts, Patricia...
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Joseph G. Brennan

February 19, 1931 - July 17, 2018

Joseph G. Brennan passed away on July 17, 2018 at the age of 87. He was a lifetime resident of Norwood. Dear brother of Thomas F. and the late Francis T. Brennan. Also survived by his sister-in-law Barbara (nee Quinn) Brennan and his many nieces and nephews. He was a 1948 graduate of St. James H.S. and graduated from St. Joseph College in 1952. Mr. Brennan was a member of the Norwood...
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Dorothy M. Ellis

November 10, 1932 - July 17, 2018

Dorothy M. Ellis, 85, of Runnemede NJ, formerly of Glenolden and Southwest Philadelphia, on July 17, 2018 at Stratford Hospital in Stratford, NJ. Beloved wife of the late Martin H. Ellis; devoted mother of Martin (Elaine), William (Maureen), Joseph and John Ellis (Karen); dear sister of Catherine Harris and the late Charles Gibson; also survived by six grandchildren and many great grandchildren....
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Charles D. "Kel" Kelly, Jr.

August 27, 1950 - July 16, 2018

Charles D. "Kel" Kelly Jr. passed away on July 16, 2018 at the age of 67. He was a resident of Secane, formerly of Aldan. Beloved husband of Sandra Kelly. Devoted father of Charles (Dina), David (Beth), Sean, Kristin & Patrick. Dear brother of John Kelly & Ellen Martin. Also survived by his four grandchildren. He was a 1969 graduate of Monsignor Bonner High School. Relatives & friends...
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Michael Paul Bartholomew

May 29, 1980 - July 8, 2018

Michael Paul Bartholomew, 38 of Crum Lynne passed away Sunday July 8, 2018 at his home. He was born May 29, 1980 in Upland, PA to Edward P. & Margaret F. (Gallagher) Bartholomew. Michael worked in the Seafood Department at the Shop Rite Grocery Store in Brookhaven and was an avid Eagles and Phillies fan. Survivors include his parents, Edward & Margaret; his beloved children, Ashton and...
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Donna J. Orr

September 8, 1947 - July 7, 2018

Donna J. Orr, 70, on July 7, 2018, of Eddystone, PA. Beloved wife of Ralph A. Orr; loving mother of Jeffrey Orr (Julie), Stacey Naselli (Joe) and Sandy Iarossi (Albert); Mom Mom to Joseph, Jacklyn, Emily, Lilly, Alex, and Lukas. All funeral services will be private.
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Patrick "Pat" Dolan

September 13, 1938 - July 1, 2018

Patrick J. "Pat" Dolan, 79, formerly of Ridley Park passed away July 1, 2018 in Baltimore, MD. He was born Sept. 13, 1938 in Philadelphia to the late George P. & Susan (Bradley) Dolan. Pat retired in 2001 as owner of "Dolans Tavern" in Ridley Park now operated by his son, Pat, Jr. His early studies were at Archmere and the Pennsylvania Military College. Pat was sponsor over the years for...
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Kathleen Chambers

February 11, 1981 - June 30, 2018

Kathleen Chambers, 37 formerly of Glenolden passed away June 30, 2018 in South Carolina. She was born Feb. 11, 1981 in Upland, PA to Joseph Rodalewicz and the late Kathleen Chambers. Family and friends are invited to her visitation on Thursday July 12th from 10:00 – 11:00 AM at the Cavanagh Family Funeral Home, 301 Chester Pike, Norwood. A memorial Service will immediately follow at 11:00 AM....
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Shelly Ann Sammartino

March 31, 1957 - June 29, 2018

Shelly Sammartino, 61 of Springfield passed away peacefully at home on Friday, June 29th. She was born in Philadelphia on March 31, 1957. Shelly raised a beautiful family in Havertown, PA. and she along with her previous husband, Thomas Sammartino, enjoyed many years of camping and family vacations on Lake Wallenpaupack. No one could deny her love for animals either. Shelly was preceded in...
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Mary "Kathie" Weldon

January 8, 1929 - June 29, 2018

MARY K. "Kathie" WELDON (nee Bosch) 89 of Lester, PA, passed away June 29, 2018. She was born January 8, 1929 to the late Carl & Helen (Corkery) Bosch and raised in "the Meadows" neighborhood of Philadelphia. Kathie was a retired Law Office Librarian at GlaxoSmithKline. She was preceded in death by her Husband, Edward J. Weldon Sr.; Son, James J. Weldon Survivors include her Sons, Edward J....
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Joanne S. Kokol

February 12, 1940 - June 29, 2018

Joanne (nee Ferguson) Kokol of Aston, PA, and formerly of Southwest Philadelphia passed away peacefully at her home on June 29, 2018 surrounded by her family. Joanne was the devoted daughter of John and Emma (nee Hoffner) Ferguson. She is the loving wife of 53 years of Walter P. Kokol Jr. She is the treasured Mother of Walt (Maria), Christine Lynch (Mike), Joanne Stewart (Kevin), and John ...
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Mary T. "Mickey" Sullivan

April 23, 1932 - June 29, 2018

Mary T. Sullivan "Mickey" (nee Ryan) age 86, a graduate of West Catholic Girls High School passed away on Friday June 29, 2018. Loving wife of the late John T. Sullivan. Beloved mother of Christine (Stephen) Spurgis and John W. (Donna) Sullivan. Also survived by her grandchildren Jacqueline (Michael), Patrick (Meghan), Thomas and Jonathan and her great-grandchild Gemma Christine along with many...
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Eleanor M. Mullen

September 7, 1924 - June 28, 2018

Eleanor M. Mullen, 93, of Sharon Hill passed away Thursday June 28, 2018 at the Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, PA surrounded by her children and grandchildren. She was born on Sept. 7, 1924 in Wildwood, NJ to the late Leo & Agnes (Castro) MacEntee. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Albert J., eight sisters and two brothers. She is survived by her...
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Margaret C. Iacobacci

April 26, 1919 - June 27, 2018

Margaret C. Iacobacci, 99 of Media (formerly Glenolden) passed away at Rose Tree Place, Personal Care Residence on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. She was born April 26, 1919 in Philadelphia to the late Edwin & Ruth (Kramer) Hood. Margaret was a former parishioner at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Secane, past Secretary of the Briarcliff Golden Age and past President of the Friendly Acres...
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Conchita C. Apostol Elefante

July 29, 1933 - June 25, 2018

Conchita C Elefante, age 84, of Philadelphia passed away on June 25, 2018. Beloved wife of Gregorio M. Elefante Sr. Dear mother of Gregorio, Marisa and Fernando Elefante. Dear sister of Priscilla Emperadore. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the Cavanagh Family Funeral Home 301 Chester Pike Norwood, PA. Followed by her Funeral...
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John P. McCullough

August 19, 1938 - June 25, 2018

John P. McCullough passed away on June 25, 2018 at the age of 79. He was a longtime resident of Folcroft. Beloved husband of Patricia (nee Cardell). Devoted father of Patrick McCullough, William McCullough, Anna Galantino, Sean McCullough & the late Elizabeth Cardell. Also survived by his ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a longtime Electrical...
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John J. Nevins, Ph.D.

July 31, 1931 - June 23, 2018

Dear readers, you may have noticed a gap in blog postings from me over the last three weeks or so. It is true that I have been busier lately with some travel commitments, but mostly I have been pre-occupied mentally and emotionally with accompanying my dear friend Jack in his last illness. Fr. John (Jack) Nevins passed into eternal life this morning. I am glad for his release from painful days,...
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George Kiesel

December 12, 1929 - June 22, 2018

George Kiesel , on June 22, 2018, of Glenolden. Beloved husband of Linda Kiesel;devoted father of George (Delores) Kiesel, Bruce (Debbie) Kiesel and Dianne (David) Edwards; dear brother of Betty, Genie and Babe and the late Lee Kiesel; dear grandfather of the late Bruce Kiesel Jr and the late BethAnn Edwards. also survived by 12 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are...
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Robert LaTour

November 28, 1936 - June 18, 2018

Robert LaTour passed away June 18, 2018 in the comfort of his home. He is survived by beloved son Matthew LaTour and soon-to-be daughter-in-law Jessica, life-long companion Peggie Duffy, sisters Mary Hobson and Joan Chittenden, brother Edward LaTour and wife Elaine, life-long friend Donald Bird, and countless nieces, nephews, friends, and co-workers. He was predeceased by his daughter Cheryl,...
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Marie C. Duffy

July 25, 1922 - June 17, 2018

MARIE C. DUFFY (nee AUGUSTINE) It is with great sadness that the children of Marie Duffy of Essington and formerly of the Meadows, announces her passing on Sunday, June 17, 2018, at the age of 95 years and 11 months. She was the wife of the late William J. Duffy. Marie was the daughter of the late Andrew and Sarah (nee Sage) Augustine. She graduated at the top of her class from West...
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Helen M. Sudak Hollis

March 27, 1924 - June 17, 2018

HELEN M. (Nee Sudak) June 17,2018, Age 94, of Newark DE, formerly of Lester, PA. Wife of the late Julius Hollis, mother of Dennis (Joan), Karen / Holly DeMarco (John) and pre-deceased son Ronald. Grandmother of John, Heather, Colleen and Jeffrey. Born in Boston to Joseph and Margaret (Demelko) Sudak, and raised by grandparents Maksym and Margaret (Richely) Demelko in Reinerton, PA. Relatives...
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Patricia M. Botta

March 20, 1956 - June 6, 2018

Patricia M. Botta (nee Davis), age 62, of Glenolden passed away on June 6, 2018. Patricia retired from UPS after 30 years of service. She was predeceased by her parents, the late Joseph and Phyllis Davis, and brothers Joseph Davis, Jr. and Phillip Davis. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Leo Botta, 3 daughters, 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Also survived by 8 sisters, 2...
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Robert T. Morrissey

November 20, 1925 - June 5, 2018

Robert T. Morrissey, age 92, of Media, Pa. formerly of Folsom, Pa. passed away peacefully on June 5, 2018. He was predeceased by his loving wife Florence in 2013. They were high school sweethearts and shared 66 years of marriage. Robert was a proud Army veteran of World War II. His career was spent in the automobile business and his leisure time included boating on the Chesapeake and spending...
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Eleanor G.(nee Capacchione) Signore

December 3, 1930 - June 5, 2018

Eleanor G. Signore (nee Capacchione) died on June 5, 2018 at the age of 87. She was a longtime resident of Woodlyn. Beloved wife of the late Joseph J. Devoted mother of Joseph M. (Donna) Signore. Dear sister of Ann Myles. Also survived by her two grandsons, Michael and Christopher. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral on Tuesday after 10:00 am at the Cavanagh Family...
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James Scott Carr

April 6, 1992 - June 4, 2018

James Scott Carr, 26 of Ridley Park passed away Monday June 4th, 2018 in San Diego, CA where he was stationed with the US Navy. He was born April 6, 1992 to Scott F. & Sharyn V. Carr. Survivors include his parents, Scott and Sharyn; Brother, Luke F. Carr; Grandparents, James F. Carr, Paula Brosnan and Jean Kulak; Also loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Family and friends are...
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Kyran J. Baker, Jr.

September 4, 1944 - June 2, 2018

Kyran J. Baker Jr., age 73, of Galena, MD. Formerly of Philadelphia passed away peacefully at home with his family on June 2, 2018. Beloved husband of Monika Baker (nee Getrost). Dear father of John Baker (Michele) and Michael Baker (Sallianne). Also survived by his 5 sisters and 5 grandchildren; John, Thomas, Kyran, Sarah and Keegan. Mr. Baker was an Army veteran proudly serving his country from...
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Jack D. Gardiner

February 4, 1937 - June 1, 2018

Jack David Gardiner, 81, of Norwood, PA, passed away early Saturday morning, June 2, 2018. He was born February 4, 1937 in Manhattan, NYC. Jack graduated from Stuyvesant High School in NYC. He met and married his first wife, Eileen, in NYC, who he was married to for 39 years. He received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from New York City Community College, and worked in the chewing gum...
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Frederick F. Reber

July 9, 1947 - May 29, 2018

Frederick "Fred" F. Reber, Jr. 70, of Sharon Hill passed away Tuesday May 29, 2018 at his home. He was born July 9, 1947 in Ridley Park to the late Frederick F., Sr. & Mary (Bilger) Reber. After graduation from Sharon Hill High school in 1965, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, serving his country in Vietnam as a radio operator with honor. For the past 20 plus years he was a...
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Tonya Ellison

December 27, 1943 - May 26, 2018

Tonya Ellison passed away on May 26, 2018 at the age of 74. Born in West Virginia, she was a longtime resident of Norwood. Tonya worked for the Scott Paper Company. She enjoyed visiting family in West Virginia, gardening, watching the Animal Planet, crossword puzzles and crocheting afghans for family and friends. Tonya was predeceased by her parents C.P.O. (Ret) Aundrel C. & Naida...
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Joan P. Gaudioso

November 30, 1938 - May 26, 2018

Joan P. Gaudioso (nee Street), age 79, of Wilmington, DE formerly of Aston, PA, passed away on May 26, 2018. She was born and raised in Darby, Pa. and graduated from West Catholic High School. Prior to her retirement she was a longtime restaurant manager at the Lamb Tavern in Springfield, Pa, Casey's Restaurant in Newtown Square, Pa, and most recently at the Holiday Inn in Wilmington, De. Her...
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Helen E. Sabo

October 19, 1931 - May 26, 2018

Helen E. Sabo (nee Komada) of Philadelphia, passed away on May 26, 2018. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass on Wed (May 30,2018) at 10AM in the Church of St Agnes - St John Nepomucene, 4th & Brown Sts. Philadelphia, PA 19123. Burial will follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to Shriners Hospital for Children, 3551 N....
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Walter A. Jaskowiak

November 3, 1941 - May 26, 2018

Walter A. Jaskowiak Jr. passed away on May 26, 2018 at the age of 76. He was a longtime resident of Ridley Park. Predeceased by his parents Walter A. Sr. and Lucy Jaskowiak. Beloved husband of Christine A. (nee Lafferty). Devoted father of Joseph A. and the late Walter A. Jaskowiak III. Dear brother of Catherine Strezelecki. Also survived by his two granddaughters Lauren & Amelia, as well as,...
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James Joseph Diehl

February 18, 1945 - May 25, 2018

James Joseph Diehl passed away peacefully on May 25, 2018, at the age of 73, at St Martha Manor in Downingtown. He was born in Darby,PA on February 18, 1945 to the late Charles S. and Anna Hanarty Diehl. He was a 70 year resident of Collingdale,PA and formerly employed at Lansdowne Steel and Eaton Manufacturing. Jim enjoyed playing the organ and bowling and his hobbies included model...
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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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Charles J. Slaughter

October 5, 1949 - May 6, 2018

Charles J. Slaughter, 68 of Essington Passed away May 6, 2018 at the Crozer Chester Medical Center in Upland. He was born Oct. 5, 1949 in Philadelphia to the Late Charles L. & Marion (Pettit) Slaughter. A Memorial Gathering will be held Saturday June 16th from 3 - 7 PM at the Fox=Smith VFW 119 Carre Ave., Essington. Military Honors are scheduled for 4:30 PM
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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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Eileen DiMarco

October 15, 1939 - April 14, 2018

Eileen (nee Cavalieri) DiMarco, 78, of League City, TX, and formerly of Philadelphia, passed away on April 14, 2018. Eileen was the daughter of Joseph and Winifred (nee Durkin) Cavalieri. She was the loving mother of Daniel (Dana) and John Venditti (Christine) and grandmother to Reilly, Matthew, Juliet, and Isabel. She is the sister of Joseph, Maryann D'Addario (Sam), Christine Kelly, John ...
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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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