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

Patricia E. Stevens

May 9, 1951 - November 11, 2018

Patricia E. Stevens, age 67, of Folsom, PA., passed away on November 11, 2018. She was known to be a very loving mother, a dedicated nurse who was committed to her patients, and an avid reader. In her free time she loved to be in Ocean City, NJ with her family and friends. Patricia was predeceased by her parents, James and Matilda Scarle, brothers James and Ronald Scarl, and sister...
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Francis P. Donegan, Jr.

September 17, 1930 - November 9, 2018

Francis P. Donegan, Jr., 88, of Ridley Park, formerly of West Philadelphia, passed away on November 9, 2018 at Bryn Mawr Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born on September 17, 1930, the son of the late Francis and Mary (Sis) (nee Schofield) Donegan. Francis (Frank, Franny) worked for Philadelphia Electric for 35 years before retiring in 1991. After that he worked as the business...
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Michael J. Young

March 8, 1959 - November 8, 2018

Michael J. Young, 59, of Norwood passed away on Thursday, November 8th, 2018. Michael grew up in Brookhaven and became a resident of Norwood where he lived for 31 years. He was a graduate of Sun Valley High School, class of 1977. Michael spent his career in the IT industry, with most of his time contributed to the American Red Cross. He was very involved in the Norwood Athletic Club,...
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James E. Weeks

September 19, 1943 - November 6, 2018

James E. Weeks passed away on November 6, 2018 at the age of 75. He was a longtime resident of Glenolden. Beloved husband of Genevieve (nee Juliano). Devoted father of James E. Jr. (Daria), MarieElaine (Gary) Tavani, and Joseph M. (Melanie). Dear brother of Joseph, Victorine Mattox, Joanna Hitchner and the late Barbara Ward. Also survived by his 3 grandchildren Nathaniel, Alexandra and...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Stief

January 3, 1931 - November 5, 2018

Elizabeth "Betty" Stief, age 87, of Clermont, FL., formerly of Essington, PA. passed away on November 5, 2018. Betty was a wonderful homemaker for most of her life. After raising her children she worked for Service America Corporation preparing and marketing food for business and industry. Betty was also very talented. She was an expert level painter in ceramics, loved word and card games,...
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Sophie Kozak

March 31, 1930 - November 4, 2018

Sophie Kozak, 88 of Prospect Park passed away Sunday November 4, 2018 at the Prospect Park Health and Rehab Center. She was born March 31, 1930 in Philadelphia to the late John & Mary (Syrnick) Kozak. Family and friends are invited to her viewing Thursday Nov. 8th from 10:30 – 12:00 noon at the Cavanagh Family Funeral Home, 301 Chester Pike, Norwood, PA 19074. Interment will follow in Holy...
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Charles B. "Chick" McElrone, Jr.

October 10, 1944 - October 31, 2018

Charles B. "Chick" McElrone Jr., age 74, of Aston, formerly of Swarthmore, passed away on October 31, 2018. Beloved husband of Eileen J. McElrone (nee McKeown); Loving father of Kerry Kristine McElrone (Joe) and Erin Kathleen McElrone Brennan (James). Dear brother of Kathleen "Kate" Martin (Dennis). Also survived by two nephews Brian Martin and Kevin Martin, and one niece Meghan Martin McGuire....
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Helen S. Markwardt

March 15, 1925 - October 29, 2018

1925 – 2018 Helen S. Markwardt, 93 of Secane passed away Monday October 29, 2018 at Rose Tree Place in Media. She was born March 15, 1925 in Philadelphia to the late Joseph & Genevieve (Cannon) Sheeran. In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Charles J. Markwardt and her siblings, Corinne, John and Louis (Bert) Sheeran. Survivors include her children, Jane...
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Marian Dziubczynski

April 25, 1931 - October 28, 2018

Marian Dziubczynski passed away on October 28, 2018 at the age of 87. He was a longtime resident of Prospect Park. Devoted husband of the late Helena E. (nee Iniewicz). Beloved father of Mark (Thea) and the late Jacek. Also survived by his 2 grandsons Nathan and Zachary. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Friday after 9:00 a.m. at the Cavanagh Family Funeral Home,...
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Joseph C. Murphy

April 23, 1968 - October 22, 2018

Joseph C. Murphy, age 50 of Folcroft, Pa., passed away on October 22, 2018. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his visitation on Tuesday from 9:00-10:45AM at the Cavanagh Family Funeral Home 301 Chester Pike Norwood, Pa, followed by his Funeral Service at 11:00 AM. Burial will be Private.
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Evelyn F. (nee Warnick) Brennan

September 10, 1921 - October 21, 2018

Evelyn F. Brennan (nee Warnick) passed away on October 21, 2018 at the age of 97. She was a longtime resident of Ridley Park. Beloved wife of the late Charles J. Devoted mother of Elaine Bazis and the late David C. Dear sister of Raymond Warnick and the late Blair and Lyle Warnick. Also survived by five grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren. Evelyn...
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Joanne M. Van Auken

April 21, 1937 - October 18, 2018

Joanne M. VanAuken (nee Feeney), 81 of Glenolden passed away October 18, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was born April 21, 1937 in Philadelphia to the late Joseph and Josephine (Kelly) Feeney. Joanne was employed by Sidney Hillman as a bookkeeper until retirement. Upon retirement,Joanne then was the childcare provider for Natalie and PJ Redmonds' children, Daniel and Michael for over 16...
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Regina "Jean" Quintiliana

October 2, 1942 - October 18, 2018

Regina "Jean" Marie Quintiliana (Whitlock), 76 of Norwood passed away October 18, 2018 surrounded by family and friend. She was born Oct 2, 1942 in Philadelphia to the late Theodore & Elizabeth (Claffey) Whitlock. Jean enjoyed searching on facebook and playing solitaire and bingo. Her favorite holiday was Christmas and cherished spending time with her grandchildren. Most of all, she was a...
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Kevin J. Neely

December 23, 1978 - October 17, 2018

Kevin J. Neely age 39, of Prospect Park, formerly of Eddystone, passed away suddenly at home on October 17, 2018. Beloved son of Joseph F. Neely and the late Barbara Neely. Loving father of Brianna Neely of Midway, GA and Peyton Watkins of Cambridge, NY. Dear brother of Michael Neely. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Cavanagh Family...
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Joseph E. Romasko, Jr.

October 7, 1957 - October 17, 2018

Joseph Edward Romasko, Jr., 61 of Prospect Park passed away Wednesday Oct. 17, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born Oct. 7, 1957 in Philadelphia. Joe graduated from Sharon Hill High School. He retired from The Boeing Company as a Sheet Metal Assembler. Joe was an avid car guy. He had a passion for customizing every car he owned. He enjoyed entering his cars into various...
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Harry R. Hooven

September 2, 1953 - October 14, 2018

Harry R. Hooven, 65, of Folsom, PA passed away on October 14th, 2018. He is survived by his beloved wife of thirty-nine years, Laura (Gallop), Sons Jim (Emily), Michael (Karen), mother Marie (Cleaves), sisters Linda, Jackie, Brother John. He is predeceased by father Harry. After graduating from Penncrest High School, Harry enlisted in the United States Air Force and over the next four years was...
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Mary Ellen Dischert (nee Kinder)

August 19, 1942 - October 11, 2018

Mary Ellen Dischert (nee Kinder) Mary Ellen Dischert, age 76 of Aldan, peacefully passed on October 11, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born to Elizabeth and Theodore Kinder of Philadelphia. She grew up in Prospect Park and was preceded in death by her six siblings, Theodore, Elizabeth McCormick, Sarah Laurie, Thomas, James and Richard. She married Richard A. Dischert and was...
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Douglas R. Rosso

April 15, 1949 - October 6, 2018

Douglas R. "MacGyver" Rosso, age 69, of Norwood, passed away suddenly on October 6, 2018 surrounded by loved ones. Douglas graduated from Upper Darby High School and was a "Jack of All Trades." He has been a registered nurse since 1984 and was beloved by his co-workers throughout his career. His selfless act of organ donation saved the lives of 3 people in dire need. Douglas was...
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Lynne M. Culin

October 28, 1941 - October 6, 2018

Lynne M. Culin (Logan), 76 Passed away Saturday October 6, 2018 at Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park. She was born in Ridley Park on Oct. 28, 1941 to the late Bill and Dot Logan but was raised by her Nana, Gertrude F. Harvey. She lived her whole life in Glenolden, graduating from Interboro H.S. in 1960. Lynne worked for ACME Markets for 43 years before retiring in 2017. She loved to listen to...
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Margaret T. Clark Small

December 10, 1934 - October 5, 2018

Margaret T. Small (nee Clark) of Ridley Park, passed away peacefully at home on October 5, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Richard C. Small. Dear daughter of the late Daniel and Bertha Clark. Loving mother of Susan Lafferty (Jamie), Laura Moore (Kenneth), David Small and the late Janet T. Small. Sister of Daniel Clark and the late Patricia Little. Also survived by five grandchildren Michelle...
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Elizabeth L. "Betty" Cullen

April 2, 1933 - October 3, 2018

Elizabeth L. Cullen "Betty" age 85 formerly of Upper Darby passed away peacefully on October 3, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Betty lived happily at Grace Court after spending most of her life in Upper Darby. Beloved wife of the late Raymond A. Cullen. Dear mother of Raymond Cullen (Patti) and the late Karen Cullen Brokus. Nanny to Raymond, Susie, and Jackie; Great Nan to Cullen, Cole,...
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Michael James Wood

May 5, 1953 - October 2, 2018

Michael J. Wood of Morton , PA Michael James Wood, 65, passed away suddenly on October 2, 2018. He grew up in the Westgate Hills section of Havertown. He graduated from Haverford High School in 1971. He received an Associate degree from Temple University. Michael worked in Pathmark in Broomall and later at Sears and J.C.Penney Company in Granite Run. Michael is predeceased by his father, James H...
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Albert L. Noble

June 12, 1933 - October 1, 2018

Albert L. Noble, 85 passed away Monday Oct. 1, 2018 at the Providence Rehab & Healthcare Ctr. in Yeadon. He was born June 12, 1933 in Philadelphia to the late Joseph & Mary (Sarena) Noble. Albert was a veteran of the Korean War, then employed at ACME markets for 43 years before retiring. He loved to read, fish, watch his shows, and cook. In addition to his parents Albert was preceded in...
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Marie Catherine Heisler

August 20, 1947 - September 30, 2018

Marie Catherine Heisler, 71 of Wilmington passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She was born Aug. 20, 1947 in Philadelphia to the late Edwin & Marie (Staples) Heisler. She was retired from the Boeing Company in Ridley Park, PA. She is survived by her children, Patrick Breckin, Brian Breckin, and Shannon Heal (Andrew); grandchildren Reagan and...
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John Werts

November 19, 1951 - September 30, 2018

John Werts of Prospect Park, PA, passed away on September 30, 2018. Loving son of Jack G. Werts and the late Kathryn Marie Smith Rickey; dear brother of Diane Hamilton and William Werts. Services and Interment Private.
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Mary M. McGovern

August 4, 1920 - September 24, 2018

Mary M. McGovern, age 98, passed away on September 24, 2018. Mary worked at General Electric, enjoyed traveling, and was a loving foster parent through the Catholic Charities. In her later years she moved to Fair Acres and participated in all the resident activities, she especially enjoyed playing cards, reading, and remaining as independent as possible. Mary was predeceased by her husband,...
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Thomas J. Arthur, Jr.

December 27, 1935 - September 23, 2018

Thomas J. Arthur Jr. passed away peacefully on September 23, 2018 at the age of 82. He was a longtime resident of Lester. Beloved husband of the late Catherine. Devoted father of Tom J. (Kathy) Arthur, Noreen (Gregory) Kushner, Eileen Arthur & Dennis R. (Doreen) Arthur. Dear brother of Daniel Arthur, Jeanette O'Kula and the late William Arthur. Also survived by eight grandchildren and eight...
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Terence Murphy

April 15, 1950 - September 22, 2018

Terence Murphy, age 68, passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2018, at home on Hospice. He was born in Ireland and moved to the United States with his family when he was 7yrs old. He grew up in Southwest Philly, and was a member of MBS Parish. He worked for Septa for 39 yrs starting as a trolley driver and retiring as a cashier. He was a big Eagles and Phillies fan and also spent many years on...
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James "Czar" Saraceni

March 2, 1957 - September 19, 2018

James "Czar" J. Saraceni, 61 of Folcroft passed away Wednesday Sept. 19, 2018 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He was born March 2, 1957 in Philadelphia to the late Anthony J., Sr. & Mary P. (McManus) Saraceni. He was born and grew up in the Elmwood Park section of Southwest Philadelphia. He graduated from West Catholic High School in 1975 and, until recently, worked as a...
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Oliver Howard Paxson

February 10, 1921 - September 18, 2018

Oliver Howard Paxson, III, 97 of Lower Gwynedd (formerly Glenolden) passed away September 18, 2018 at Foulkeways at Gwynedd. He was born February 10, 1921 in Chestnut Hill, PA to the late Oliver H., Jr. & Emma (Hawthorn) Paxson. Howard received a Business Degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, proudly served as an Army Intelligence Officer for the OSS during WWII and...
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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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