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

Alvera Dorothy Mascia

December 7, 1925 - March 25, 2018

Alvera "Vera" Dorothy Mascia, 92, died Sunday, March 25, 2018 at her home in Wellington Hall, West Chester, after a lengthy illness. She was the widow of the late Humbert Mascia who died in 1992. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Filomena Ciocca Moffa and Vitale Moffa. A graduate of South Philadelphia High School for Girls, Alvera was a retired beautician and medical...
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James J. Bailey

August 29, 1941 - March 24, 2018

JAMES J. BAILEY, 76, of West Chester, PA and formerly of Springfield, PA passed away on March 24, 2018. Jim graduated from Monsignor Bonner High School in 1959. He served in the Air Force from 1960-1967. He went to work at Jerrold Electronics in 1964 as a Sales Engineer and was inducted into the Pennsylvania and National Cable Pioneers. He was also co-founder of the Delaware Valley...
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James J. Harris

January 27, 1930 - March 23, 2018

James J. Harris, 88, of West Chester, Pa. passed away on Friday, March 23, 2018. Born January 27, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, Jim was the son of the late Samuel Albert and Mary Marguerite (nee Strohminger) Harris. He was the beloved husband of the late Marilyn (nee Canon) Harris; loving father of Elizabeth Helmich (Robert) of West Chester and Nancy Marvel (Paul) of Malvern; and devoted...
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Kenneth C. "Ken" Barnett, Sr.

April 26, 1931 - March 22, 2018

Kenneth C. "Ken" Barnett, Sr., of Exton, PA and formerly of West Chester, PA passed away on March 22, 2018. Born in New York, NY in 1931, he was the son of the late Julian "Jay" Lester and Phyllis (nee McKay) Barnett. Ken was raised in West Hartford, CT and attended The Loomis School, a boarding school in Windsor, CT. After high school, Ken's family lived for a time in Havana in pre-Castro...
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George A. Webster

March 21, 2018

George Armstrong Webster, 90, of Newtown Square, PA, and formerly of Glen Ridge, NJ, died on March 21, 2018 at his residence at White Horse Village, PA. George was born in 1927 in Brooklyn, NY. He grew up in Greenwich, CT, and graduated from the Taft school in Watertown, CT. He then was a student at Yale University (Calhoun College), and when WWII interrupted many students' education, George...
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Edward D. Miller

January 30, 1941 - March 20, 2018

Edward Dennis Miller ("Big Ed"), 77, of Islamorada, Florida, died peacefully on March 20, 2018, surrounded by his family. Big Ed was a prince and a fighter. He knew pain and he knew great joy. Big Ed also knew that the ocean was one step closer to the divine; once he found the water, that is where he spent his life. Big Ed figured out a lot of things before most people did, including...
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Eileen Patricia "Pat" Kahl

September 12, 1934 - March 16, 2018

Eileen "Pat" Patricia (Hunt) Kahl, of West Chester, PA, passed away on March 16, 2018. Born on September 12th, 1934, in Far Rockaway, NY, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Teresa (nee McDonald) Hunt. Pat received her Bachelor's Degree in Education from Long Island University and attended graduate school at Columbia University. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother who...
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Carol Ann Theis

October 28, 1949 - March 7, 2018

Carol Ann Theis (nee Gannotti), 68, of West Chester, PA and formerly of East Lansdowne, PA, passed away on March 7, 2018 after an almost six-year battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of Bruce W. Theis; cherished daughter of Marie and the late Valentino Gannotti; loving mother of Nicole T. Wagner (Jon) and Jessica T. Castle (Mark); devoted grandmother of Naomi, Preston, and Cooper; dear...
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Ronald H. "Ron" Rodgers, Sr.

July 26, 1939 - March 4, 2018

RODGERS, RONALD H., SR., 78, of West Chester, PA., passed away on March 4, 2018. Beloved husband of Elizabeth J. (Wisner) Rodgers; loving father of Ronald H. Jr. (Mary Ellen), William, Mark (Sherry), Jill Muzi and Keith; loving grandfather of Celia, Daniel, David, James, William Jr., Jackie, Carolyn, Charlie, Tyler and Kyle. Ronald was a 1957 graduate of Media High School and a 1961...
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Joseph "Joel" Gramling

July 5, 1937 - February 26, 2018

Joseph "Joel" Gramling, III, 80, of Exton, PA passed away on February 26, 2018. Born in Milwaukee, WI in 1937, to the late Dr. Joseph J. Gramling, Jr. and Marcella (Walsh) Gramling, he was the oldest son of six children. He graduated from Marquette High School and Marquette University. Joel was a proud Army Veteran, having served when the Berlin wall went up. He worked in Sales and...
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Francis James Felicioni

February 24, 2018

Francis James Felicioni, 26, of West Chester, PA passed away on February 24, 2018. Born in Drexel Hill, PA in 1991, he was the beloved son of Frank M. and Colleen A. (McHale) Felicioni. Frank was the loving brother of Nicholas R. Felicioni and Brenna A. Felicioni; beloved grandson of James R. McHale and Loretta and John W. Abt; nephew of Nancy and John Kates, Sharon Felicioni, Michael...
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Norman Weir

March 16, 1929 - February 23, 2018

What is the measure of a man? When Norman Weir was born in 1929 in the humble little town of North Shields on the rugged northeastern coast of England, there was not a lot of anything to go around. His father, James, was a plasterer and painter, and his mother, May, was dedicated to taking care of their little family. A brother, Jimmy, was born, and then a sister, Mavis. In the early 40's, WWII...
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Eleanor "Ellie" Howe

April 12, 1932 - February 22, 2018

Eleanor "Ellie" Howe, 85, of Downingtown, PA, passed away on February 22, 2018. Born in West Philadelphia, PA in 1932, she was the daughter of the late James and Frances (nee Granahan) Early. Ellie was a devout Catholic and became a Eucharistic minister at SS Simon & Jude Church. She was a member of the choir and also started a bereavement group there. Ellie enjoyed travelling and she...
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Francis J. Kelly, Jr.

August 19, 1928 - February 18, 2018

Francis J. "Corky" Kelly, Jr., age 89, of West Chester, PA, passed away on February 18, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy Mae (nee LeCates) Kelly; loving father of Kevin F. Kelly (Sandra Garrison) and Kathleen J. Kelly; devoted grandfather of Kyle and Devin Kelly, Ava Raimondi, and Bailey and Riley Garrison; dear brother of Thomas Kelly (Joan) and brother-in-law of Don and Lois Jones;...
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John F Haines III

December 15, 1939 - February 16, 2018

John F. Haines, III "Jack," 78, of West Chester, PA, and Wildwood Crest, NJ, passed away on February 16, 2018. Born in Royersford, PA, he was the son of the late John F. Jr. and Dorothy R. (nee Krugg) Haines. He was employed by Penn-Delco School District as a teacher. Jack was the beloved husband of Linda A. (nee Peterson); dear father of Bryan R. and Deron J. (Andrea) Haines; and grandfather...
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Joseph V. Otto

September 28, 1954 - February 10, 2018

Joseph V. Otto, age 63, of West Chester, PA, passed away on February 10, 2018. Born in Darby, PA to the late James Edwin and Eileen (nee Doherty) Otto. Joe graduated from Monsignor Bonner High School in 1972 and LaSalle University in 1976. He was the beloved husband of Barbara Otto (nee Schearer). Dear father of Joseph Vincent Otto III, Kate Otto and Dan Otto (Chantelle). Loving grandfather...
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Marion L. Dillon

June 1, 1914 - February 7, 2018

Marion L Dillon died on February 7, 2018 at age 103. She was the daughter of Rocco and Natina Pistone. Marion was born in Cambridge, Mass. grew up in Jamaica Plain and became a well-known concert pianist; playing in all the major concert halls in the greater Boston area. Her most cherished memories were playing for Mrs. Jack Gardner at the Isabella Gardner Museum. She married John B Learson...
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Kyle E. Lechner

February 6, 2018

Kyle E. Lechner, of West Chester, PA, passed away on February 4, 2018. He was the beloved son of Christine Lechner (Robert Jennings) and the late Mark Lechner; loving brother of William Esworthy (Stacy) and Eric Lechner; cherished grandson of Susi and the late Dr. Erich Merson; dear nephew of Rudy Merson; loving cousin of Crystal and Alicia Wurtz. Relatives and friends are invited to his...
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Allan H. Kennel

February 1, 2018

Allan H. Kennel, of East Goshen Township, passed away on February 1, 2018, following a short illness. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Kennel, to whom he was married for over 50 years, and their two sons David (Lori) and Jeffrey (Cheryl), two grandsons Jackson and Samuel and his brother Byron. Mr. Kennel was born in Ohio but raised in Florida. He graduated from the University of Florida in...
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Dennis V. "Denny" Nicholas

March 6, 1950 - February 1, 2018

Dennis V. "Denny" Nicholas, 67, formerly of Malvern, PA, passed away on February 1, 2018. Born in Darby, PA in 1950, he was the son of the late William and Dorothy (nee Klick) Nicholas. Denny was a 1968 graduate of Monsignor Bonner High School and he attended Drexel University. He was the proud owner of Nicholas Real Estate, Havertown, PA. After Denny retired, he was an employee of The...
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Ann H. Sorace

October 8, 1933 - January 26, 2018

Ann H. Sorace (nee Kenney), 84, entered into eternal peace on Friday, January 26, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 8, 1933 in Darby, PA, graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1951, received her nursing diploma from St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing in 1954, resided for many years in Havertown, PA, and lived in Oxford, PA. Ann worked for nearly two decades as a...
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Noreen M. Leffler

October 11, 1955 - January 26, 2018

Noreen M. "Nordi" Leffler (nee Sikorski), 62, of Newtown, PA and formerly of Ridley Twp., PA, passed away on January 26, 2018. Born in 1955, Noreen was the daughter of the late William and Mary (Fallon) Sikorski. She was predeceased by her brother, John Sikorski. She was the beloved wife for 40 years of Mark R. Leffler; loving mother of Gina Noreen Whitfield and Carolyn Mary Berenato (James...
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Anna L. Pondok Delany

February 24, 1928 - January 25, 2018

Anna L. "Loupy" Pondok Delany, 89, of Newtown Square, PA passed away on January 25, 2018 at home, surrounded by her family. Born in Braddock, PA in 1928, she was the daughter of the late Angus and Theresa (Scanlon) McNeil. Raised in Nova Scotia, Anna was strong-willed with a feisty personality and led a colorful life. She loved making others laugh so much that she studied to become a clown...
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Ethan James Lewis

January 7, 2018 - January 24, 2018

Ethan James Lewis, of Audubon, PA, passed away on January 24, 2018. Ethan was born in Paoli Hospital on January 7, 2018. He was the beloved son of Gregory Mark and Megan Anne (nee Feiglstok) Lewis; loving grandson of David and Kathleen Lewis and Gary and Mary Anne Feiglstok; cherished nephew of Suzanne Feiglstok, Colleen Feiglstok, David and Jennifer Lewis, and Brittany and Rick Dunbar, III;...
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Michael R. Rosati, Sr.

May 23, 1927 - January 22, 2018

Michael R. Rosati, Sr., age 90, of Coatesville, PA passed away on January 22, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1927, Michael was the son of the late Guido and Margrina (Pettinati) Rosati. He served honorably in the US Army during World War II. Michael was a Mechanical Engineer with Boeing, along with owning various businesses before his retirement. He loved politics, current events,...
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MaryAnn Myers Keiser

February 13, 1932 - January 14, 2018

MaryAnn Myers Keiser went home to be with the Lord on Sunday January 14th. MaryAnn was born February 13, 1932. She was preceded in death by her parents Edgar Miller Myers and Mary B. Myers of Drexel Hill, PA.; her husbands John F. Keiser Jr. of West Chester, and Clifton L. Leaidicker of West Chester; step son John Frederick Keiser III and step daughter Linda Keiser. She is survived by her...
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James P. "JIM" Henderson, Sr.

April 18, 1941 - January 13, 2018

James P. Henderson, Sr., On 13 January 2018, our "Big Man joined the Band". Beloved husband of Barbara A. (Swank) Henderson; loving father of Linda A. Henderson (Robert Bracalente) of Honey Brook, PA, Sharon H. Hangliter of West Chester, PA, Janice L. Pereira (Edson) of Newtown Square, PA, and James P. Henderson, Jr. (Carra) of Weymouth, MA; devoted Pop-Pop of Luke Hangliter, Marin...
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Dorothy "Dottie" Walker

April 3, 1928 - January 12, 2018

Dorothy ("Dottie") Mae Walker, 89, of West Chester died on Friday, January 12, 2018 at her home in Westtown, PA. Born in Yorklyn, Delaware, she was the daughter of the late Chandler and Anna Walker. Dottie was a graduate of Pierre S. duPont High School. She moved to West Chester, PA with her husband Robert C. Walker in 1963 where they established the family home. In addition to...
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Robert Aloysius "Bob" Quinn, Jr.

December 12, 1942 - January 11, 2018

Robert Aloysius "Bob" Quinn, Jr., Age 75 of West Chester, PA, passed away on January 11, 2018. Bob raised a family with Jacqueline (nee Clarke) Quinn and was the loving father of Sue Ellen Phillips (Chris), Terry Quinn (Kristen), Colm Quinn (Ali) and Megan Brennan (Steve); devoted grandfather of Christopher, Ali, Ben, Riley, Molly, Sean, Violet, Natalie, Christian and Parker; dear brother of...
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Dolores E. Kane

January 9, 2018

Dolores E. Kane, (nee Murphy), 90, of Downingtown, PA and formerly of West Chester, PA passed away on January 9, 2018. Born in Reading, PA in 1927, she was the beloved daughter of the late James and Catherine (Byrne) Murphy. Dolores worked in retail sales in several area stores. She was an avid Phillies fan and enjoyed baking cookies. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great...
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Chester Ruth Malvern

September 29, 1940 - January 8, 2018

Chester Ruth Conley Malvern, 77, of West Chester, PA passed away on January 8, 2018. She was born September 29, 1940 to her parents, Tommie Grant Conley and J.D. Conley in Denison, TX. Her religious background stemmed from Quinn Chapel AME Church in Denison, TX to Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, NY and later, The Potters House Church in Dallas, Tx. Chester attended Terrell High School...
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Catherine A. (nee Canney) Stauffer

June 24, 1934 - January 4, 2018

Catherine A. Stauffer (nee Canney), age 83, of West Chester, PA, passed away on January 4, 2018. She is the loving wife of Robert M. Stauffer; devoted mother of Lynne M. DeLuca (Anthony), Donald F. Stauffer (Danielle), and the late Robert S. Stauffer (Beth); devoted grandmother of Ashley, Kaitlyn, Robert T., Jennifer, Richard, Joanne, Tori, Grace, and Faith; and dear sister of Edward Canney ...
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Doris H. Ernst

January 4, 2018

Doris H. Ernst (nee Halbach), 84, of Malvern, PA passed away on January 4, 2018. Born in Methuen, MA in 1933, to the late Ernest W. and Kathleen (nee Holmes) Halbach. Doris was the beloved wife of the late Christopher M. Ernst; loving mother of Karla E. Reiland (Alan R.), Donna E. Hunter (Timothy A.), Louisa E. Guerrisi (Michael E.); dear sister of Paul Halbach (Patricia), Rolf Halbach ...
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Lorraine Matolich

January 3, 2018

Lorraine Matolich (nee Eggers), 87, of Edgmont, PA passed away on January 3, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1930, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Gladys (nee Evans) Eggers. Lorraine was the beloved wife of the late Walter M. Matolich; loving mother of Wayne Matolich (Dorothy), Bruce Matolich, Sr., and the late Dennis Matolich; devoted grandmother of Bruce, Jr., Brandon, and...
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Marie J. Diamond

December 31, 2017

Marie J. Diamond (nee Dougherty), 84, of Glen Mills, PA passed away on December 31, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard M. Diamond; loving mother of Anne M. Purcell, Joseph M. Diamond, Michael R. Diamond, Richard J. Diamond (Barbara), and Christine M. Diamond (Joel Alferness; devoted grandmother of Mary Catherine, Elizabeth, Ted, Kaitlin, Kellyann, Jacquelyn, Michael, Liam,...
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Catharine L. "Kaye" Stevens

January 6, 1926 - December 30, 2017

Catharine L. Stevens "Kaye", age 91, a 57-year resident of West Chester, PA died Saturday, December 30, 2017 at home. Kaye was born January 6, 1926 in Philadelphia, PA to Joseph Andrew McMaster and Elizabeth Jamison Hopkins. She attended St. Clement's Elementary School and John W. Hallahan Catholic High School in Philadelphia. She was a founding member of SS. Simon and Jude Church in...
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Mary Ann "May" O'Malley

December 29, 2017

Mary Ann "May" O'Malley of East Goshen, PA passed away peacefully on December 29, 2017 surrounded by her family. Born in Frenchpark, County Roscommon, Ireland on November 17, 1929, she was the 4th of 9 children born to the late James and Mary Ann (Giblin) Dowd. May immigrated to the United States in August of 1948. She met and later married Joseph O'Malley of Westport, County Mayo, Ireland....
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Mary Louise "Marilou" Bockstie

December 10, 1933 - December 29, 2017

Mary Louise "Marilou" Bockstie, 84, of West Chester, PA went home to be with the Lord on December 29, 2017. Born in Baltimore, MD on December 10, 1933, Marilou was the daughter of the late Andrew C. and Regina (nee Mueller) Goss, and the youngest of nine siblings. She was the loving mother of Juanita "Nita" Mattiola (John) and the devoted grandmother of Samuel, Joseph and Jack Mattiola;...
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Robin K. Wille

December 26, 2017

Robin Kathleen Wille, of West Chester, died suddenly Tuesday morning at home in Hershey's Mill. Her death unexpectedly followed that of her beloved sister Diane Wenckebach by only a few hours on the same day. Formerly of Radnor, Ocean City and Stone Harbor, Robin was the devoted daughter of June and Carroll Wille, with whom she lived for many years. She cherished her daughter Carrie Staub...
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Diane L. Wenckebach

December 26, 2017

Diane L. Wenckebach, of West Chester and Delray Beach, FL, widow of George Bonno Wenckebach, died on Tuesday morning in comfort after an extended illness. Diane was the devoted daughter of June and Carroll Wille and sister of the late Robin Wille and Nancy Winther (Bob) and the quintessential Auntie of Carrie Staub Vomacka (John), Bryan Winther (Melanie Errico), Kelly Sweeney (Tim), Gwen...
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Judith Jane Bavis White

December 25, 2017

Judith Jane Bavis was born November 16, 1940 in Washington, D.C. Her father, Edward Milton Bavis, formerly from Baltimore and St. Michaels Maryland and her mother Virginia Aldridge Bavis formerly from Kentucky, had recently moved there to found a commercial mechanical contracting company, BAVIS CRAWFORD. They lived on Lanier Place in Washington and summered in Annapolis, MD. Judy was a city...
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John B. "Jackie" Everly

December 24, 2017

John B. "Jackie" Everly, 57, of Springfield, PA, passed away on December 24, 2017. Born in Darby, PA in 1960, he was the beloved son of the late John R. and Catherine F. (nee Brown) Everly and the loving brother of Karen M. Perugini (John), Christopher D. Everly (MaryAnn Dahlen), and Douglas S. Everly. Jackie resided in Don Guanella Village for 31 years where he was loved and cared for. He...
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Francis Gerard Dwyer, Ph.D.

December 24, 2017

Francis Gerard Dwyer, Ph.D., 86, of Kennett Square, PA and formerly of Westtown, PA, passed away on December 24, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1931, he was the son of the late Francis George and Elizabeth (nee Foley) Dwyer. Frank graduated from St. Joseph Preparatory School in 1949. He was a graduate of Villanova University where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical...
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Peter J. Cavaliere

October 25, 1936 - December 24, 2017

Peter J. Cavaliere, 81, of West Chester, PA, passed away on December 24, 2017. Born in Brooklyn, NY in 1936, he was the son of the late Peter and Angelina (nee Belmonte) Cavaliere. He was the beloved husband of Lena (nee DeLuca) Cavaliere, with whom he shared 55 ½ years of marriage; loving father of Linda DeSantis, Peter Cavaliere, Laura Donnelly, Ronald J. Cavaliere, and Tina M. O'Toole...
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Melissa C. Cassidy

December 23, 2017

Melissa C. Cassidy, 37, of Glen Mills, PA passed away on December 23, 2017. She was the beloved daughter of Joseph G. and Arlene K. (nee Corace) Cassidy; devoted mother of Alana Lemon; dear sister of Joseph G. Cassidy, IV (Melissa); loving aunt of Shane, Megan, and Dillon Cassidy. Services and interment are private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Alana Lemon's College Fund...
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Doris (nee Drybala) Ricardo

March 20, 1952 - December 22, 2017

Doris Ricardo (nee Drybala), 65, of West Chester, PA, passed away on December 22, 2017. Born in Chester, PA in 1952, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Clare (nee Trembicki) Drybala. She retired in 2011, working as a long time supervisor for Clark County Detention Center, Pretrial Services Division, Nevada. Doris is predeceased by her loving husband, Frank Ricardo, Jr. She is...
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Eugene T. "Gene" Docherty

December 21, 2017

Eugene T. Docherty, 77, of West Chester, PA passed away on December 21, 2017. Born in 1940, Gene was the beloved son of the late Eugene and Mary (Rafferty) Docherty. Gene was a 1962 graduate of Villanova University and worked as an Accountant for Glaxo-Smith Kline. He was a kind and perceptive person. He was the beloved husband of Mary Ann (Bangert) Docherty; loving father of Mary Theresa...
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Gloria M. (Robinson) Snyder

February 18, 1929 - December 15, 2017

Gloria M. (Robinson) Snyder, 88, of West Chester, PA and formerly of Camp Hill, PA, passed away after a long illness on December 15, 2017. Born in West Pittston, PA on February 18, 1929 she was the daughter of the late Theodore M. and Emma (Nafus) Robinson of Wyoming, PA. She was preceded in death by a brother, Carlyle Robinson of Wyoming, PA and a son, Richard M. Snyder of Bensalem, PA. ...
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Mary Sue Misko

August 10, 1934 - December 14, 2017

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