Donohue Funeral Homes, Inc.

The over 100 year old family-owned and operated Donohue Funeral Home was originally located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at 54th and Market. The business today has funeral homes in Newtown Square, West Chester, Downingtown, Upper Darby and Wayne, Pennsylvania.

When the grandsons of founder John P. Donohue discuss the business, it is with a great deal of pride— with not only a sense of history, but also the caring and integrity demonstrated for the past 103 years.


Our Obituaries

Mary Sue Misko

August 10, 1934 - December 14, 2017

Mary Sue, (nee McCormick), 83, formerly of West Chester, PA passed away on December 14, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Robert W. Misko, loving mother of Robert W. Misko Jr. (Claire), Daniel I. Misko, John F. Misko (Kathy) and Suzanne T. Zindel (the late George, grandmother of Jack Misko, George Zindel, Hannah Misko, Grant Zindel, Graham Misko and Emma Misko; sister of Harry "Bunky" McCormick,...
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Lorraine A. Kley

March 1, 1942 - December 13, 2017

Lorraine A. Kley, 75, of West Chester, PA and formerly of Aston, PA passed away on December 13, 2017. Born in Chester, PA in 1942, Lorraine was the daughter of the late Stephen J. and Anna Pasco (nee Ovates). Lorraine was a devoted wife and mother. She was a devout Catholic with a strong devotion to St. Theresa and the Sacred Heart of Jesus. She served as an Usher at SS Simon and Jude...
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Pauline Edine Balabon

December 13, 2017

Pauline Edine Balabon, 86, of West Chester, PA and formerly of Ocean City, NJ passed away on December 13, 2017. Pauline was predeceased by her husband, John J. Balabon, Jr. She is survived by her beloved dog, Bumble and Cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to her Visitation 10:00-10:30 AM Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at The Donohue Funeral Home, 1627 West Chester Pike, West Chester, PA...
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Barbara E. Oliva

November 4, 1942 - December 13, 2017

Barbara E. Oliva (nee Filippone), 75, of Chadds Ford, PA passed away on December 13, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1942, she was the daughter of the late August and Agnes (nee Fantini) Filippone. Barbara enjoyed working with children at Glen Acres Elementary School. She liked to read, sew, and over the course of her married life, she traveled the world with her husband, Raul. She was...
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Stephen Francis Scaperotto

February 8, 1947 - December 10, 2017

Stephen Francis Scaperotto, 70, of Norristown, PA passed away on December 10, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1947, he was the son of the late Pasquale and Mary (Cellucci) Scaperotto. He served honorably in the US Army. He worked as a roofer. Stephen was an avid chess player and received numerous awards for dancing. Stephen was the loving father of Stephen Francis Scaperotto, Jr.;...
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Stephen S. Dallas, Sr.

September 12, 1923 - December 6, 2017

Stephen S. Dallas, 94, of West Chester, PA (formerly of Drexel Hill, PA and Boynton Beach, FL), passed away on December 6, 2017, surrounded by his family. Born in 1923 in Manhattan, Stephen was the son of the late Mary and James Dallis. Loving, gentle, and a man of great faith, Stephen devoted his life to his family. Nothing brought him more joy and gratitude than his wife, Pat, his five...
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Silvio Michael Piemonte

September 26, 1954 - December 6, 2017

Silvio Michael Piemonte, 63, of Crownsville, MD passed away on Tuesday, December 6, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Born in 1954, in Lawrence Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Peter and Carmela (Marchese) Piemonte. Silvio was a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Lowell Tech, with a bachelor's degree in economics and was a retired financial advisor and buyer. He...
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Erwin F. Aldinger

December 1, 2017

Erwin Aldinger, 76, of Chadds Ford passed away on December 1st, 2017. Born in Philadelphia and raised in Lower Moreland, in high school, he met his future wife Barbara. Together they forged close friendships with Lower Moreland classmates, meeting frequently with them, even to today. Erv graduated from Lehigh University, with a degree in Business Administration, where he made lifelong...
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Rose Marie Mammele

September 7, 1925 - November 28, 2017

Rose Marie Mammele (nee Boyle), 92, of West Chester, PA, passed away on November 28, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1925, she was the daughter of the late Malachy "Lanty" and Brigid (nee O'Donnell) Boyle. Rose Marie was the beloved wife of the late Theodore Mammele; loving mother of Rosemarie Coghlan (the late Raymond J.) and the late Patricia Dillon (Peter); devoted grandmother of...
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Florence Edward Contractor (Masihrajan)

September 2, 1947 - November 27, 2017

Florence Edward Contractor, 70, of Malvern, PA passed away on November 27, 2017. Born in Gujerat, India in 1947, she was the beloved daughter of the late Jacob and Lalita Masihrajan. Florence was a devoted wife and mother. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward Contractor; loving mother of Hetal Christian (Nilesh), Manish Contractor (Manisha) and the late Rakesh Contractor; loving...
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Robert Paul Freeman

November 23, 2017

Robert Paul Freeman, 83, of Vero Beach FL, formerly of Short Hills NJ & Villanova PA passed away on November 23, 2017. Born in New York, NY in 1934, he was the son of the late Eugene and Mai Frances (Honeyman) Freeman. Robert graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy in 1952 and earned his B.A. from John Hopkins University in 1956. He served honorably in the US Army. Throughout his...
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Nancy J. Walker

November 20, 2017

Nancy J. Walker (nee Antrim), 83, of West Chester, PA passed away on November 20, 2017. Born in Peru, IN in 1934, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Jean (nee Packard) Antrim. As the daughter of a Navy war hero, Nancy moved quite a bit and spent several years of her early childhood in the Philippines and China. She was a graduate of the University of Maryland and during her...
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David Rothbart

January 18, 1945 - November 18, 2017

David Rothbart, age 72, of West Chester, PA, passed away on November 18, 2017. Born in Bronx, NY, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Lillian Rothbart (nee Trachtenberg). David entered George Washington University at the age of 16 where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. He was commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force at age 20 where he served for...
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Alan G. McCormack

November 14, 2017

Alan G. "Al" McCormack, 69, of West Chester, PA passed away on November 14, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Deborah J. (nee Unger) McCormack; loving father of Kimberly D. Parise (Christopher) and Ryan A. McCormack; devoted grandfather of Carter and Chase Parise; dear brother of Greg and Lee McCormack. Alan was a car enthusiast and he enjoyed a successful 35 year career in the automobile...
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Mary Jane Meikle

November 4, 2017

Mary Jane Meikle (née Martin), of Glen Mills, PA passed away on November 4, 2017. She was the beloved wife of James J. Meikle, Sr.; dear mother of James, Jr. (Denise) and Mary Chris Aiello (Joseph); grandmother of Trisha, Joseph, Craig, Christin, Nikki and the late Paul; dear sister of Helen O'Mara, Peggy Kane and Sheila Maginn. Predeceased by her sisters, Theresa Henry, Patricia Saunders and...
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Edward A. McCormack

December 29, 1934 - October 30, 2017

Edward A. McCormack, 82, of Chadds Ford, PA and formerly of Media, PA passed away on October 30, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Helen (nee Maxwell) McCormack; loving father of Elizabeth O. Kynett (Bill), Rosalind A. Keser (Ken), and Mark W. McCormack (Kathy); devoted grandfather of Erin, Cameron, Andrew, Sean, Brian, James, and Joseph; dear brother of Dolores Burns and Arthur McCormack;...
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Edward Francis Longshore

October 26, 2017

Edward Francis Longshore, 74, of West Chester, PA and formerly of Broomall, PA passed away on October 26, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1942, he was the son of the late Edward Joseph and Alice M. (nee Calla) Longshore. Edward was the beloved husband of Maureen K. (nee Kenney) Longshore; loving father of Katherine L. Tacchino (Arthur); devoted grandfather of Joseph and Margaret; dear...
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Mabel "Connie" Missimer Bell

October 29, 1921 - October 25, 2017

Mabel "Connie" Missimer Bell, 95, of Newtown Square, PA, died October 25, 2017, at Whitehorse Village. Connie was born on October 29, 1921, in Philadelphia, PA, to Lyman and Elsie Missimer. She attended Hood College in Frederick, MD and graduated with a degree in Home Economics and Education. After she left college, Connie married Thomas Robert Bell III and they settled in Devon, PA where...
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Carl Lawrence "Larry" Knopf

October 25, 2017

Carl Lawrence "Larry" Knopf, 54, of West Chester, PA and formerly of Radnor, PA passed away on October 25, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1963, he was the beloved son of the late Carl L. and Joyce (Haldeman) Knopf. Larry was the beloved husband of Robyn (Paige) Knopf; loving father of Cyle L. Knopf; and dear friend of Michael A. Paolone. Larry was a 1980 graduate of Malvern Prep, a...
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Katharine ("Nancy") Curtin Quinn

October 19, 2017

Katharine ("Nancy") Curtin Quinn, of West Chester, PA, passed away on October 19, 2017. Born in Scranton, PA in 1930, she was the daughter of the late Eugene A. and Katharine (nee Megargee) Curtin. Nancy graduated from Trinity College with a degree in mathematics. At the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on the first computer ever built. Nancy also started and ran several successful...
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Robert J. "Bob" Wallace

October 16, 2017

Robert J. "Bob" Wallace, 76, of West Chester, PA passed away on October 16, 2017. Born in 1941, he was the son of the late Robert A. and Elizabeth (Seville) Wallace. He was a 1959 graduate of Monsignor Bonner High school. Robert served honorably as a Sergeant in the First Air Cavalry in the US Army. He worked as a Real Estate Developer and Builder for Baxter Properties. Bob enjoyed...
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Claire R. Van Newkirk

October 16, 2017

Claire R. Van Newkirk (nee McDonough), 81, of West Chester, PA and formerly of Delaware County, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on October 16, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1936, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Anna Marie (nee Wisely) McDonough. Claire graduated from West Catholic High School for Girls in 1955 and was a long time supervisor of...
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Elizabeth D. "Betty" McHale

November 19, 1925 - October 15, 2017

Elizabeth D. "Betty" McHale (nee Hallowell), 91, of Malvern, PA, passed away on October 15, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1925, she was the daughter of the late David and Elizabeth (Waters) Hallowell. Betty was the beloved wife of the late Richard J. McHale; loving mother of Patricia M. Aglira (Robert), Theresa M. Rousseau (Mark), Mary E. McHale and the late Richard McHale; loving...
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Margaret Snyder

March 28, 1964 - October 13, 2017

Margaret Snyder (nee Grieb), age 53, of West Chester, PA, passed away on October 13, 2017. Born in Bermuda , she was the daughter of Charles R. and Diane Grieb (nee Ramey). Beloved mother of Kristina M. (Brandon J.) Rhone; also survived by her sister, Diana (Sean M.) Wilson, nieces Danielle and Madeline Wilson and her brother, Charles R. Grieb. She is also survived by her 2...
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John D. McCarron

October 12, 2017

John D. McCarron, 81, of West Chester, PA and formerly of Camp Hill, PA passed away on October 12, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1936, he was the son of the late John J. and Kathryn T. (nee Gaffney) McCarron. John was the widower of Carolyn (nee Schmidt) and Lorrie C. (nee Walker Hill); brother of Donald E. McCarron (Sally); uncle of Kelly Leiva, Megan McCarron, and the late Sean...
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Andrew E. DiGiammo

January 19, 1933 - October 9, 2017

Andrew E. DiGiammo, 84, of Upper Darby, PA passed away on October 9, 2017. Born in Brockton, MA in 1933, Andrew was the son of the late John and Julia (Herbert) DiGiammo. He was a graduate of Brockton High School. Andrew served honorably in the US Army. He worked in shipping and receiving for Globe Canvas in the awning industry for 36 years. Andrew was an avid Phillies and Red Sox fan....
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Joseph E. Bové, Jr.

January 18, 1936 - October 8, 2017

Joseph E. Bové, Jr., 81, of West Chester, PA and formerly of Bala Cynwyd, PA passed away on October 8, 2017. Born in 1936 in Philadelphia, PA, Joseph was the son of the late Joseph E. and Anne Marie (McHugh) Bové, Sr. He was a 1957 graduate of Villanova University where he earned his Bachelor's Degree. He worked for Philadelphia Electric and then for Sun Oil Company for 27 years as a...
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Margaret R. "Peg" Harkins

April 23, 1926 - October 5, 2017

Margaret "Peg" R. Harkins (nee, Perri), 91, of Glen Mills, PA and formerly of Downingtown passed away on October 5, 2017. Born in 1926 in Philadelphia, PA, Margaret was the daughter of the late Angelo and Lillian (Harrison) Perri. She worked as a nurse in the medical field. Margaret was the loving mother of Peg Haller (John) of West Chester, Lillian Decker (Bruce) of West Chester, James...
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Thomas A. Falgiatore

May 26, 1938 - October 5, 2017

Thomas A. Falgiatore, 79, of Westtown and formerly of Yeadon, PA passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family, on October 5, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1938, he was the son of the late Thomas and Jennie (Cancelli) Falgiatore. Thomas was the loving husband of the late Lolita (Masinton) Falgiatore and also of the late Jeanne M. (Marshall) Falgiatore; loving father of...
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Sharon Z. Dixon

February 14, 1944 - October 4, 2017

Sharon Z. Dixon (nee Santos), 73, of Del Haven in Cape May County, NJ passed away on October 4, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1944, she was the daughter of the late Jose and Constance (Maybreau) Santos. Sharon enjoyed traveling all over the world, but especially the Hawaiian Islands. She was an excellent cook and loved hosting family parties and reunions. She worked as a toll collector...
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Arlene G. "Ar" Brooke

March 19, 1933 - October 4, 2017

ARLENE "Ar" G. BROOKE (nee Smith), 84, of Glen Mills and formerly of Ridley Township, passed away, peacefully surrounded by her loving family, on October 4, 2017. Born in 1933 in Norristown, PA, Arlene was the daughter of the late Charles S. and Wilda (Shainline) Smith. She was predeceased by her 1st husband, E. Daniel Greim, Jr. and also by her 2nd husband, Marvin C. Brooke. Arlene was...
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Mario D. DiLullo

October 20, 1932 - October 1, 2017

Mario D. DiLullo, 84, of West Chester, PA passed away on October 1, 2017. Born in Rome, Italy in 1932, Mario was the beloved son of the late Ireneo and Filomena (DeAngelis) DiLullo. He was a graduate of the Wharton School of Business, where he earned his Bachelor Degree in Accounting. Mario loved Frank Sinatra, cigarettes, Scotch and visiting Ocean City, NJ. He was a devoted family man...
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John Michael "Jack" Bradley

August 31, 2011 - October 1, 2017

John Michael "Jack" Bradley, age 6, of Phoenixville, PA, passed away on October 1, 2017 at Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Delaware. Born August 31, 2011 in Paoli, PA, Jack was the beloved son of Joseph and Miranda (Burrows) Bradley. He was the loving brother of Gabriel Bradley; beloved grandson of John & Helena Bradley, William Burrows, and Emma Burrows. He is also survived by...
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Anne M. Ewaka

September 28, 2017

Anne M. (Zurinsky) Ewaka, 96, of West Chester, PA and formerly of Essington, PA passed away on September 28, 2017. Born in Ridley Park, PA, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Anne (Miskife) Zurinsky. Anne was the loving mother of Jerrold Ewaka (Irene); devoted grandmother of Jim Ewaka (Kellie); adoring great-grandmother of Cody and Zoey. Relatives and friends are invited her...
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David Michael Doyle III

September 25, 2017

David Michael Doyle III, tragically passed away on September 25, 2017 at the age of 17 years old. Born in West Palm Beach, FL in 1999, he grew up in New Castle, DE and was affectionately referred to as Davey by his friends and family members. The beloved son of David Michael Doyle Jr. and Belinda Green, Davey enjoyed playing basketball, practicing martial arts, and listening to music. He was...
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Robert E. "Sarge" Arciero

September 24, 2017

Robert E. "Sarge" Arciero, 73, of West Chester, PA passed away on September 24, 2017. Born in Los Angeles, CA in 1943, he was the son of the late Almarindo and Marie (nee Wilschke) Arciero. Robert enjoyed woodworking and car racing. He raced funny cars and dragsters and was inducted into the Maple Grove Raceway Walk of Fame in 2016. Robert was the beloved husband of Janice E. (nee Frank...
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Dorothy Louise Steever

February 17, 1924 - September 23, 2017

Dorothy Hellerman Steever, 93, a lifelong resident of suburban Philadelphia and wife of the late G. Edmund Steever, died September 23 at her residence at Freedom Village in Coatesville. She began life on her family's Lansdale PA farm – a descendent of more than four generations of American-born "Pennsylvania Dutch." Together with her husband, Ed, she raised her family in Concordville and...
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Christopher M. McMahon

September 17, 2017

Christopher Michael McMahon, 55, of Chester, NJ and formerly of Upper Darby, PA passed away on September 17, 2017. Born in Upper Darby on November 3rd 1961, he was the son of John E. "Jack" and Ruth A. (Stallsmith) McMahon. Christopher was the beloved father of Christopher M. "C.J." McMahon, Jr., Danielle K. McMahon, Meghan T. McMahon, Shannon H. McMahon, and Tristan M. McMahon; devoted...
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Alice I. Berstler

November 7, 1946 - September 16, 2017

Alice I. Berstler (nee Iannelli), age 70, passed away peacefully from years of battling a recurring brain tumor on September 16, 2017 at 9:00 AM. Alice was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Albert and Mary Iannelli (nee Battagliese) and attended Southern High School. She was a wonderful and devoted mother to Robert J. Hoover and David J. Hoover. She loved photography, gardening,...
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Rita Nancy Bailey

August 28, 1932 - September 14, 2017

Rita N. Bailey (nee Rizzo), beloved wife and mother, passed away peacefully at home on September 14, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Rita's chief pride in her life was her large, close-knit family and the immense joy they found in her presence; she will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Rita was predeceased by her husband, Ivan Lloyd Bailey; she is survived by her children Ivan L....
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Jennie Elizabeth Collins

January 17, 1983 - September 12, 2017

Jennie Elizabeth Collins, age 34, passed away on September 12, 2017 at Temple University Medical Center in Philadelphia surrounded by loved ones. Jennie a recent resident of Philadelphia and long- time resident of West Chester, Pennsylvania, was born in Cambridge, MD on January 17, 1983 to parents Paul and Christine Collins. Jennie loved most of all spending time with her daughter Ashlyn....
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Laurence J. "Larry" Colfer, Jr.

September 10, 2017

Laurence John "Larry" Colfer, Jr., born February 15, 1926 died peacefully on September 10, 2017 after 91 years of a full and happy life. His wife, Margarita "Rita" McLaughlin Colfer, predeceased him in 2005. He is survived by his daughter Kimberly of Woodstock Valley, CT, his daughter Laurene of King of Prussia, PA, his son David of Somerville, MA, his son Stephen and wife Lauren (Klotz) of...
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Clare B. Bowersox

April 11, 1944 - September 6, 2017

Clare B. Bowersox (nee Bynum), 73, of West Chester, PA passed away on September 6, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1944, she was the beloved daughter of the late Terrell W. and E. Elizabeth (Warren) Bynum. Clare was a 1966 graduate of West Chester University. She was a teacher in the Unionville-Chadds Ford and Penn Delco School Districts and was a tutor for many years. She was known for...
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James R. "JIM" Cogill

September 5, 1948 - September 5, 2017

James 'Jim' R. Cogill, of Newark, Delaware, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at Penn Presbyterian Hospital on his 69th birthday. Born in that same hospital to Robert and Doris Cogill, Jim was raised in Aldan, PA and lived much of his life in West Chester, PA before moving to Newark in 2004. Preceded in death by his parents Robert and Doris, and brother David. Survived by...
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Francis W. Janssen

August 30, 2017

Francis W. Janssen, 90, of West Chester, PA passed away on August 30, 2017. Born in St. Paul, MN in 1926, he was the son of the late Leo and Elizabeth (nee Loftus) Janssen. Frank worked at Wyeth Laboratories for over 30 years as a biochemist. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy V. (nee Racine) Janssen, with whom he shared 67 years of marriage; loving father of Mark F. Janssen (Cathy)...
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James E. Feeney

August 31, 1935 - August 30, 2017

James "Jim" Feeney of West Chester, formerly of Drexel Hill, passed away peacefully and surrounded in love by his family on August 30. Born on August 31, 1935 and raised in Lansdowne, Jim was the son of the late Joseph and Mary Feeney. He was a graduate of West Philadelphia Catholic High School ('53) and Villanova University ('57), and worked for General Accident Insurance in Center City...
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Thomas P. Amodei, Sr.

August 29, 2017

Thomas P. Amodei, Sr., 85, of West Chester, PA passed away on August 29, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1931, Thomas was the beloved son of the late Giovani and Concetta (Visco) Amodei. He served honorably in the US Army and was the owner of the Red Sombrero Mexican Restaurant in Kennett Square. In 1979 Tom opened the first Carmine's Pizza in Westtown. Thomas was the beloved...
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Deborah Browning Bruns

July 12, 1949 - August 25, 2017

Deborah Browning Bruns, 68, of West Grove, PA, formerly of Princeton, NJ and Strafford, PA, died from complications associated with multiple sclerosis at Twin Pines Nursing Home in Chatham, PA on August 25, 2017. Born in Decatur, IL, she was the daughter of the late Robert Bruce and Gladys (nee Stillman) Bruns. Deborah was a 1967 graduate of Northern Highlands High School, Allendale, NJ and...
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Aloysius L Mussari

August 24, 2017

Aloysius L. "Al", 103, of Broomall, PA on August 24, 2017. Al was a retired Navy veteran who served in WWII and a longtime usher at St. Pius X Church. Beloved husband of the late Mae C. (nee Catalano); loving father of Anthony L. (Florence), Joseph P. (Tina), Mark A. (Peter), and Matthew B. (Mindy); dear grandfather of Laura, Gillian, Laura, Joseph, Heather, Jennifer, and Megan and great...
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Joseph "Mick" Kelly

August 23, 2017

Joseph "Mick" Kelly, 70, of West Chester, PA passed away on August 23, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Eileen A. (nee Poole); loving father of Patrick J. (Brenda) and Brian C. (Lauren); devoted Pop-Pop of Conor, Ryan, and Brayden; dear brother of Joann Erb (Tim). Relatives and friends are invited to his Visitation 9:00-11:00 AM Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at SS Simon & Jude Church, 8...
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Hugh "VINCE" Vincent Nolan

December 17, 1937 - August 21, 2017

Hugh Vincent "Vince" Nolan, 79, of West Chester, PA passed away on August 21, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1937, he was the son of the late Francis Aloysius and Madeline (Letter) Nolan. Vince was a 1955 graduate of St. Joseph's Preparatory School and St. Joseph's University where he obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Business in 1959 and his Master's Degree in Education in 1966. He...
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Patricia A. Zellman

August 21, 2017

Patricia A. Zellman (nee Harley), of West Chester, PA, passed away on August 21, 2017. Beloved wife of the late John J. Zellman, Sr.; loving mother of John J., Jr. (Claudine), Frances P., Christopher L. Zellman and Heather A. Dempsey (Bob); loving grandmother of Aidan and Gavin Dempsey; dear sister of Mary Agnes Troutner and the late James F. Harley; also survived by many nieces and nephews. ...
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Carmen "CARMI" Adams

February 25, 1940 - August 20, 2017

Carmen "Carmi" Wennerberg Adams, 77, of West Chester, Pennsylvania, passed away on August 20, 2017. Born in Los Angeles, and raised mainly in Whittier, California, Carmi was the daughter of the late Carl Herbert and Carmel (Leach) Wennerberg. Carmi was a graduate cum laude of the University of Redlands in California, where she earned her BA, was active in Kappa Delta Epsilon, and was...
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Michael E. Jones

August 19, 2017

Michael E. Jones, 57, of West Chester, PA passed away on August 19, 2017. He was the loving father of Virginia, Jason M., and Anthony J. Jones; dear brother of Patricia A. Schocie, Nancy Woods (the late Martin), Sandy Fair (Charlie), and Jacqueline Meshurle (Mark).
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Rosemary A. Sitkowski

August 3, 1926 - August 13, 2017

Rosemary Sitkowski (nee Auchinleck), 91, passed away peacefully on August 13, 2017 while surrounded by family members at Bellingham Senior Living in West Chester, PA. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Auchinleck (nee Caffrey). Rosemary was the beloved former wife of the late Matthew J. Sitkowski and loving mother of the late Janice Sitkowski of West...
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Cynthia P. Johnson

March 1, 1938 - August 10, 2017

Cynthia P. Johnson (nee Pilot), 79, of West Chester, PA, formerly of Wildwood, NJ passed away on August 10, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Cynthia was the beloved daughter of the late Milton and Grace M. (Robinson) Pilot, Sr. She was the beloved wife of James C. Johnson; loving mother of Cindy A. Doster (Brian), Steven Johnson and the late James C. Johnson, Jr.; devoted grandmother of...
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Yu Yang

October 26, 1941 - August 9, 2017

Yu Yang, 75, of West Chester, PA passed away on August 9, 2017. Born in 1941 in Tianjin, China, Yu was the daughter of the late Gengxuan Yang and Xiuhe Cao. Yu worked as a teacher. She was the loving mother of Xuan Yin (Yu Qiao) and Jie Yin (Li Shen) and loving grandmother of Raymond Qiao. A private family last viewing will be on 1:00-2:00 PM Sunday, August 13, 2017 at The Donohue...
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Eleanor B. "Jill" Blanton

January 12, 1922 - August 5, 2017

Eleanor B. "Jill" Blanton (nee Duffey), age 95, of West Chester, PA passed away on August 5, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the daughter of the late John and Mae (nee Heverin) Duffey. Eleanor was the beloved wife for 66 years of the late Robert S. Blanton; loving mother of Jeffrey (Debbie), Warren (Debbie) and Peter (Penny); loving grandmother of 6 grandchildren and 3 great...
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James F. "Jim" Hale, Sr.

March 9, 1932 - August 4, 2017

JAMES F. "JIM" HALE, SR., 85, of Newtown Square, PA and formerly of Manoa, PA passed away on August 4, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1932, he was the son of the late John J. and Mary L. (McGinnis) Hale. He served honorably in the US Army from 1952-1954 during the Korean War. James was a 1950 graduate of St. James High School, where he played Baseball. He was an active member of...
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Margaret L. "Peg" Holland

July 31, 2017

Margaret L. "Peg" Holland, 89, of Paoli, PA and Stone Harbor, NJ passed away on July 31, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late William J. Holland; loving mother of Molly Doyle , Nancy H. Logan (Robert), and John Holland (Mary Jane); loving grandmother of 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; dear sister of Anthony F. Thomas and the late George L. Thomas. Relatives and friends are...
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Sally L. Capozzi (nee Capozzoli)

July 31, 2017

Sally L. Capozzi (nee Capozzoli), 92, of Glen Mills, PA passed away on July 31, 2017. Born in Philadelphia in 1924, she was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Loisella (nee D'Alessandro). Sally enjoyed cooking, sewing, traveling within the United States, and being a member of the Maris Grove Blanket Club. She loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great...
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Noel P. Granzow

December 10, 1935 - July 28, 2017

Noel P. Granzow, 81, of West Chester, PA, formerly of Upper Darby, PA and Arizona passed away on July 28, 2017. Born in Upper Darby, PA in 1935, he was the beloved son of the late Karl L. and Hellen Walton (Fish) Granzow. He was a graduate of West Chester State College and worked for the US Government in Planning Management for the Department of the Interior. He enjoyed hiking, camping...
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James F. Monagle

October 17, 1960 - July 23, 2017

James F. Monagle, 56, of West Chester, Pa and formerly of Yeadon, PA passed away peacefully with his brothers by his side on July 23, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with Lung Cancer. Jim was born on October 17,1960 in Philadelphia, PA. He was the youngest son of the late Joseph T. and Marie F. (Breslin) Monagle, Sr. He grew up in Yeadon, Pa and was a graduate of Monsignor Bonner High...
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John R. "Jack" Robertson

December 28, 1925 - July 21, 2017

John R. "Jack" Robertson, 91, of West Chester, PA passed away on July 21, 2017. Born in 1925 in Glasgow, Scotland, Jack was the son of the late James and Jessie (Russell) Robertson. He was a Chemist and an Associate of the Royal Institute of Chemistry and the Plastics Institute in the United Kingdom. Jack was an avid if not accomplished golfer, who also liked sailing, hiking in the...
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Helge Liane Gunther, Ph.D

July 27, 1928 - July 21, 2017

Helge Liane Gunther, Ph. D. (nee Hoffmann), on July 21, 2017 of Westtown, PA. Loving wife of Wolfgang Gunther. Mother of Rita Gunther McGrath (John) and Bernard Gunther (Jan). Grandmother of Matthew and Anne McGrath and Maximilian and Zachary Gunther. Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation Friday July 28, 2017, from 7:00– 9:00 PM and Saturday 9 :00 – 11:00 AM , followed...
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Patricia A. Cilluffo, M.D.

May 22, 1940 - July 18, 2017

Patricia A. Cilluffo, MD (nee Maishock), 77, of Glen Mills, PA, formerly of Dix Hills, NY and Estero, FL passed away on July 18, 2017. Born in Ashland, PA in 1940, she was the daughter of the late Adam and Rose (nee Varano) Maishock.  From Ashland, Pat moved to Chitnango, New York, where she helped her father build their house.  The daughter of a coal miner and hairdresser, Patricia went on...
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Robert J. "RJ" Taylor

March 23, 1936 - July 17, 2017

Robert J. "RJ" Taylor, Sr., 81, of Honey Brook, PA passed away on July 17, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1936, he was the son of the late William and Mabel (Barlow) Taylor. He served proudly in the US Air Force and worked in sales for IBM. He was the loving husband for 60 years of Irene B. (Burtch) Taylor; loving father of Robert J. Taylor, Jr. (the late Maryanne Canavan-Taylor) and...
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H. Richard Graul

July 15, 2017

H. Richard Graul, 83, passed peacefully in his sleep July, 15th, 2017 at home. He is the Son of Havard Hoops Graul and Elizabeth Hall Graul. Survived by his wife Mary B. Graul, his 3 daughters, Barbara Eleanor Potter, Susan Ruth Pollock, Linda Jean Engle, children of Eleanor Wright Graul & his 2 sons H. Richard, Jr. and William John, 9 grandchildren and was blessed with great grandchildren,...
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Jo-Zetta F. Shawl

September 14, 1957 - July 15, 2017

Jo-Zetta F. Shawl, age 59, of Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, passed away on July 15, 2017 after a brief illness. She is survived by her mother, Juanita Davis, of Folsom, Pennsylvania, loving husband, Timothy Shawl, MD, and son, Nicholas Shawl of Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, grandmother Sylvia Cox of Gretna, Virginia, her loving nephews Dan and Alex Fitzgerald, and step-brother Warren Davis. She...
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Lucille J. (nee Michel) Barnes

May 13, 1927 - July 12, 2017

Lucille J. Barnes (nee Michel), 90, of West Chester, PA passed away on July 12, 2017. Born in Goshen, IN in 1927, she was the daughter of the late Anthony H. and Esther (nee Hoffman) Michel. Lucille was the beloved wife of the late Robert Barnes; loving mother of Deborah Jean Barnes Feldser (Michael) and the late John Robert Barnes (Paula); devoted grandmother of David Feldser, Mark Feldser...
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Nicole Ann Schneider Bomberger

July 7, 2017

Nicole Ann Schneider Bomberger, age 38, of Mount Joy, PA, passed into the arms of Jesus on Friday, July 7, 2017 at Hospice & Community Care in Mount Joy following a courageous battle with metastatic breast cancer. Born and raised in Sharon Hill, Nicole enjoyed playing various sports for Holy Spirit CYO, Sharon Hill Athletic Association, and the Sharon Hill Swim Club. For many years, Nicole...
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Rita M. Gahagan (nee Boland)

June 26, 2017

Rita M. Gahagan (nee Boland), 89, of Exton, PA passed away on June 26, 2017. Born in Philadelphia in 1928, she was the beloved daughter of the late James and Mary (nee Cooney) Boland. Rita graduated from Notre Dame Academy, Villanova in 1946 and attended Pierce Business School, Philadelphia. She then worked at WayneCo Enterprises in the late 1980's after her mother passed away. Rita was...
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Earle F. Brown

June 23, 2017

Earle F. W. Brown, 91, of West Chester, PA, formerly of Media passed away on June 23, 2017. Born in 1926, in Southampton, England, Earle was the son of Francis Henry Edward Brown and Alice (Lewsey) Brown, both deceased. He worked as an Aeronautical Engineer at Boeing in Ridley Park, PA for 27 years from 1960-1987. Earle was a resident of Wellington Hall, Hershey's Mill in Chester County...
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Frank L. Casey

September 22, 1947 - June 22, 2017

Frank L. Casey, 69, of West Chester, PA passed away on June 22, 2017. Born in Wilkes-Barre, PA, he was the son of the late Frank J. and Marian (May) Casey. Frank received his BS degree from King's College and his MBA from St. Joseph's University. After working in Trust Departments for several years, he opened his own office, Comprehensive Plans Management in 1984. Frank was the head...
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John J. Kane

March 19, 1928 - June 20, 2017

John J. Kane, 89, formerly of West Chester, PA passed away on June 20, 2017. He was the beloved husband for 65 years of Dolores E. (Murphy) Kane; loving father of Patricia Arnold (James), Michael Kane (Amy), Mary Jo Massicotte (Daniel) and the late Bernadette Kane; adoring grandfather of Patricia Commale (Sam), Kathleen Weinstock (TJ), Sean Kane (Cristin), Michael Massicotte (Jill), Christina...
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Daniel Kyle Wepryk

June 19, 2017

Daniel Kyle Wepryk, 22, of Downingtown, PA passed away on June 19, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1995, he was the beloved son of Jennifer K. (nee Oakley) and Giacomo J. DeCola, Jr. and Daniel Sean Wepryk. Daniel was a graduate of Downingtown East High School. He enjoyed fishing, going to the beach, and playing lacrosse. Daniel was an avid Flyers fan and his favorite band was Florida...
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Mary Frances Moore

June 16, 2017

Mary Frances Moore, 71, passed away on June 16, 2017, of West Chester, PA and formerly of Darby, PA. She was the beloved wife of James R. Moore; loving mother of James R. Moore Jr. (Dawn) of West Chester, PA. and David R. Moore (Katherine) of Glenmoore, PA, and Kelli Moore Konrad (Herb) of Mount Royal, NJ.; devoted grandmother of Mackenzie, Samantha, Sophia, Sloane, Adeline and Jack; and dear...
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James J. Byrne

June 14, 2017

James Joseph Byrne, 83, of West Chester, PA passed away on June 14, 2017. He was he beloved husband of the late Helen Rose (née Springer) Byrne; loving father of Kate Murphy (Michael), James Byrne (Sherri), Beth Ann Ameche (Michael), the late Mary Brophy (the late Kevin), and the late Kevin J. Byrne; devoted grandfather of Marlo, Shaena, Matthew, Patrick, Shannon, Serafina and Christopher;...
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Janet Louise Hill

June 14, 2017

Janet Louise Hill of Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, passed away after a short illness on June 14, 2017. Born in 1946 in Philadelphia, PA she attended Lansdowne-Aldan High School and Lebanon Valley College. While in college she started as a counselor at Camp Songadeewin on Lake Willoughby in northern Vermont, a summer job that became a focus of her life and continued until the camp closed in...
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Robert G. Fithian

June 13, 2017

Robert G. Fithian, of Pottstown, PA passed away on June 13, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Margaret M. (nee Kirby) Fithian; loving father of Marie T. Fithian-Dever, Robert T. Fithian (Peggy), and Maggie M. Fithian; devoted grandfather of Robert J. and Laura M. Fithian; adoring great-grandfather of Robert A., Juliette, and Alexander; dear brother of Doris Morris. Relatives and friends...
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Georgetta F. "Georgie" McAleer

June 7, 2017

Georgetta F. "Georgie" McAleer (nee Pastor), 86, of San Diego, CA and formerly of Hershey's Mill and longtime resident of Drexel Park, PA passed away on June 7, 2017. Georgie was the beloved wife for 59 years of the late David J. McAleer, M.D.; loving mother of David P. McAleer (Mary) of Honolulu, HI, Michael J. McAleer (Elaine) of Muncy, PA, Irene M. McAleer, M.D. of Newport Beach, CA, Kathie...
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William D. Vanderwerff

June 5, 2017

Dr. William D. Vanderwerff, 87, of West Chester, PA passed away on June 5, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1929, William was the son of the late William and Ethel (Longenecker) Vanderwerff. He attended William B. Hanna Elementary School and Shoemaker Junior High School in Philadelphia. Following a family move to Mt. Ephraim, NJ, he attended Mt. Ephraim Elementary and Audubon High School. ...
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Leo E. MacEntee III

June 4, 2017

Leo E. MacEntee, III, 59, of Willow Street, Pa, formerly of West Chester, Pa passed away on June, 4 2017. Born in Philadelphia, Pa in 1958, he was the beloved son of Jacqueline (nee O'Brien) MacEntee and the late Leo E. MacEntee, Jr. He graduated from Malvern Preparatory School and was employed at Exelon Nuclear for 38 years. Leo was very proud of his Irish heritage and traveled the world,...
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Jeanne A. Datz

October 4, 1929 - June 3, 2017

Jeanne A. Datz, age 87, of West Chester, PA and formerly of Rockville Centre, NY entered eternal life on Saturday, June 3, 2017. She was born in Queens, NY, daughter of the late Charles Nicholas and Anne Gleeson Aicher. Her spirit is carried on by her three children, six grandchildren, two great grandchildren, two siblings, and an extended family of relatives and friends from every walk of...
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Bradley M. Thompson

June 2, 2017

Bradley Michael Thompson passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017 at the age of 24. He was born in Media, PA to parents Alan Thompson and Jayne (Finnie) Thompson. He was raised in West Chester, PA and resided in Malvern, PA with his younger sisters, Audrey, 18, and Kelly, 21. He is survived by his parents, sisters, and two dogs, Lylah and Cody. Brad has an extensive family who loved him abundantly,...
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Leonard W. McClain

May 25, 2017

Leonard W. McClain, 91, of East Goshen, PA passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Born in Upper Darby, PA, he was the son of the late Leonard and Enmine (nee Fogasty) McClain. Leonard was the husband of the late Eleanor R. (nee Carr) McClain; father of Leonard M. McClain; also survived by cousins Eugene Fogarty and Joseph Carr and his dear friend Robin Lloyd of West Goshen, PA. He served...
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Michael F. Glacken, MD

May 17, 2017

Dr. Glacken had been diagnosed Feb. 17 with an aggressive form of the disease, but was determined to fit in a long-planned trip to Disney World with his wife, daughter, and grandson, said his sister, Maureen Smith-Hartman. When he had to be hospitalized, other close family members quickly booked a flight to Florida and were at his bedside when he died, his sister said. For 33 years, Dr....
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Donato D. Mecca

January 7, 1934 - May 16, 2017

Dr. Donato D. Mecca, of Willistown, Pa., passed away on Monday, May 16, 2017 at the age of 83. He was a well-respected ophthalmologist in Scranton and the son of Dr. and Mrs. Donato D. Mecca, Sr. of Dunmore. Donato was a 1951 graduate of Dunmore High School, where he was valedictorian and science award winner. He was salutatorian of the 1955 class of the University of Scranton and was listed...
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Edwin J. "Ed" Carlin, Jr.

May 14, 2017

Edwin J., Jr. "Ed" Carlin, 80, formerly of Downingtown, PA passed away on May 14, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Bernice Carlin (nee Maiocco); loving brother of Joseph and John Carlin; dear uncle of Joseph, Larry, and Eddie Carlin; also survived by 4 step-children, 6 step-grandchildren, 5 step-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to his...
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Angela G. Esposito

May 10, 2017

Angela was born on May 28, 1922. She was the daughter of Carmelo and Matilda Gangemi and was predeceased by her three siblings, Anthony, Carmelo, and Frances. She grew up in South Philadelphia and graduated from the high school there. In 1945 Angela married Joseph D. Esposito and they had four children: Joseph (Nancy), Anita Rauch (Richard), Robert D. (Suzanne), and David R. Angela was also...
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Blanche Ostrom (nee Brodeur)

May 9, 2017

Blanche Ostrom (nee Brodeur), 92, of West Chester, PA and formerly of Naugatuck, CT, passed away on May 9, 2017. She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Ostrom and her brother, Raymond Brodeur. Blanche is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Brecker and son-in-law, Alec Brecker; grandchildren, Tommy and Sam; nieces and nephews, Raymond Brodeur (Angela), Jimmy Brodeur (the late Carolyn) and...
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Raymond J. Wilson

May 8, 2017

Raymond J. Wilson of West Chester, 92, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 8, 2017. He was the beloved husband of the late Virginia L. (nee Lockbaum) Wilson and the late Louella E. (nee Dawson) Wilson. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Henry L. Wilson and Bertha G. (nee Bender) Wilson. He was a graduate of Upper Darby High School, worked in Publishing until realizing his...
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Evelyn Louise Hutchinson

November 25, 1926 - May 7, 2017

Evelyn Louise Hutchinson (nee McCormick), 90, of Bryn Mawr, PA passed away on May 7, 2017. Born in Alton, IL, Evelyn was the daughter of the late Jack and Maurine (Gahagan) McCormick. She worked as a design architect and studied at the Illinois Institute of Design, where she studied under Buckminster Fuller. She was also the assistant Director of the Institute of Gerontology at the...
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Eleanore O. Dower

May 29, 1922 - May 6, 2017

Eleanore O. Dower, 94, of Newtown Square and formerly of Havertown, PA passed away peacefully on May 6, 2017 at Riddle Hospital. Eleanore was born on May 29, 1922 in Bethlehem to James D. and Elizabeth O. (Dunston) Dower. She grew up with her four brothers and two sisters in Mohnton before moving to Catasauqua with her Uncle Thomas and Aunt Helen Miles in 1932. She graduated from...
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Alexander Bud Mattern

July 9, 1948 - May 5, 2017

Alexander Mattern, 68, of Coatesville, passed away on May 5, 2017. Born in Camden, NJ he was the son of the late Dr. Alexander W. and Bernice (nee Huntington) Mattern. He was a Vice President in the banking industry. Alexander is survived by his loving wife Elizabeth (nee O'Malley), his children Alex E. (Jen) Mattern and Beth C. (Brian) McVeigh. He is also survived by his...
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John James O'Malley

December 18, 1964 - May 3, 2017

One of Heaven's Very Special Children, John James O'Malley, 52, of East Goshen, PA, unexpectedly went home to the Lord on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. John was born deaf and blind and attended Overbrook school for the Blind in Philadelphia. He taught all who knew him how to appreciate life. He especially loved going to Wawa for a ginger ale. John was loved, adored and cared for his entire life...
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Dennis M. Egan, Sr.

May 3, 2017

Dennis M. Egan, Sr., 65, of West Chester, PA passed away on May 3, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Edith M. (McDonnell) Egan; loving father of Dennis M. Egan, Jr. (Marla), John T. Egan, Kaitlin E. Pellegrini (Kevin) and Brian P. Egan (fiancé, Shaun); adoring grandfather of Avery, Addison, Blaise, Ryder, Dylan, Jameson, Quinn and Shea; dear brother of Edward F. Egan, John T. Egan (Susan)...
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Suhail Khader Tarazi

May 1, 2017

Mr. Suhail Khader Tarazi, of West Chester, PA passed away on May 1, 2017. He was the son of the late Khader and Malvina (Madbak) Tarazi. He was the husband of Leila (Aranki) Tarazi; father of Samar, wife of Yacub El-Tawil, Rana, wife of Maher Dabbagh and Maher Tarazi and his wife; and grandfather of 12 grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Service 1:00 PM Sunday...
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John Joseph "JACK" Tegler

May 18, 1944 - April 29, 2017

John Joseph "Jack" Tegler, 72, of Springfield, PA passed away on April 29, 2017. Born in 1944, in Philadelphia, Jack was the son of the late Albert W. and Louise M. (Sharkey) Tegler, Sr. He was a 1958 graduate of St. Andrew's School, Drexel Hill, 1962 graduate of St. Joe's Prep and a 1966 graduate of St. Joseph's College. Jack was a successful salesman for The Gilbertson Group, a...
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John E. Coleburn

April 29, 2017

John E. Coleburn, 71, of West Chester, PA passed away on April 29, 2017. Born in Stockton, MD in 1945, John was the son of the late Edward and Evelyn (Nock) Coleburn. He worked as a Splicer Technician for Verizon Telephone. John was passionate about Model Trains and was a long time member of the Schuylkill Valley Model Railroad Club in Phoenixville, PA. He was also a member of the...
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