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The Knoetgen-Donohue Funeral Home, 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

Joanne Corsetti

February 15, 1958 - February 17, 2018

Joanne Corsetti (nee Kennedy), age 60, of Folsom, PA, formerly of Southwest Philadelphia, passed away suddenly on February 17, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of Patricia Hilscher (nee Hendri) and the late John Kennedy. Joanne was predeceased by her daughter Jamie Lee, her brother Jack Kennedy and her stepfather John Hilscher. In addition to her mother, she is...
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Richard A. Byrd

August 25, 1945 - February 13, 2018

Richard A. Byrd, 72, of Secane, Pa passed away on February 13, 2017 at Taylor Hospital. He was the son of the late James A. and Frances DiAntonio Byrd. He was employed by Lacas Coffee Company as their plant manager for 40 years. Richard enjoyed watching Pro Wrestling, going to auto shows and working on cars. He is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years Jeanette L Byrd (nee Hawkins),...
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Daniel J. Knaebel

September 26, 1926 - February 11, 2018

Daniel J. Knaebel, 91, of Aldan, Pa passed away on February 11, 2018. He was the son of the late Daniel J. and Catherine M. (nee Britt) Knaebel). He was also pre-deceased by his daughter Kathleen Knaebel, grandson Joshua Walvick and brothers Edward and Joseph Knaebel. Daniel was born in Philadelphia. Once he graduated from high school he went on to college and received his Bachelor's Degree....
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Grace M. Watterson

May 31, 1936 - February 3, 2018

Grace M. Watterson (nee O'Neill), 81, of Secane, PA passed away on February 3, 2018. She is predeceased by her loving husband William E. Watterson, Jr., son William E. Watterson, III, mother Charlotte O'Neill and sisters Emma & Gert. She worked at Clover Department store for many years, was an avid crafter and was known at many of the area craft shows but what she enjoyed most was taking care...
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William D. Bevan, Sr.

August 21, 1939 - February 2, 2018

William Davis Bevan, Sr., 78, of Folsom, PA, passed away on February 2, 2018. He was the beloved husband of the late Theodora A. Bevan (nee Tielli). Bill was predeceased by his parents, John and Ann Bevan (nee Davis) and his brother, John Bevan. Born in Scranton, PA, Bill was a graduate of Penn State University, then worked as Chief at the Office of Telecommunications & Information Systems...
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Mary S. McManus

January 16, 1946 - January 30, 2018

Mary Sophie McManus (nee Stanczak), age 72, of Glenolden, PA died peacefully surrounded by her loving family, on January 30th at home. Born on January 16th, 1946 and raised in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia, Mary attended St. Mary of the Assumption Grade School and J.W. Hallahan Catholic Girls High School. At a very young age, Mary met the love of her life, Larry McManus – also a Manayunk...
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Charles S. Spicer, Jr.

March 20, 1926 - January 28, 2018

Charles S. "Charlie" Spicer Jr., 91, of Lester, PA passed away on January 28, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA he was the son of the late Charles S. and Hazer C. (nee Leipert) Spicer and the beloved husband of the late Mary R. Spicer (nee Parker) and Doris V. Cochran. He was in the US Navy and worked at Westinghouse for over 40 years. Charlie was a lifetime pigeon fancier, avid fisherman, and...
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Debra Lynne Shelhamer

January 25, 2018

Debra Lynne Shelhamer (nee Langley), age 58, of Mifflinville, PA, formerly of Folsom, PA, passed away on January 25, 2018. Born in Ridley Park, PA, she was the daughter of Thelma Langley (nee Watson) and the late Arthur A. Langley, Jr. Debra was a 1977 graduate of Ridley High School and attended Villanova University, and she was a daycare provider for over 20 years. Debra enjoyed...
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Diane Adele Yannuzzi

November 27, 1952 - January 19, 2018

Diane Adele Yannuzzi, 65, of Morton, PA passed away on January 19, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Diane was the beloved daughter of Helen J. (nee Tilla) and the late William J. Rockwell. Diane was a graduate of Cardinal O'Hara High School and Delaware County Community College for nursing. She was a Registered Nurse, who was respected and loved by her patients and peers. Diane enjoyed...
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Mary I. Kenney

June 8, 1933 - January 11, 2018

Mary I. Kenney (nee Smithson), 84, of Morton, PA passed away on January 11, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the beloved daughter of the late William and Marie (nee Cosgrove) Smithson. Mary was a Teacher's Aide at Harris Elementary School in Collingdale, PA. Mary was the beloved wife of the late John J. "Jack" Kenney, Sr.; loving mother of John "Jack" Kenney, Jr. (Alison Goldberg),...
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Helen Keller

March 27, 1926 - January 9, 2018

Helen Keller, 91, of Media, Pa (formerly of Springfield, Pa) passed away on January 9, 2018. She was born in Greenport, NY to the late Ivan "John" and Johaska "Jenny" (nee Adamiak) Bondarchuk. She was the beloved wife of the late William Keller and sister to the late James, Peter, Walter, John, Frank, Harry, Danny, Connie and Annie. She was also predeceased by her brothers-in-law Philip, Joseph...
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Stephen F. Sullivan

November 4, 1958 - January 6, 2018

Stephen F. Sullivan, 59, of Norwood, Pa passed away on January 6, 2018. He was predeceased by his parents William J. and Frances (nee Hance) Sullivan, his brother Ed and his son Stephen. He had worked as a printer and a cook. He enjoyed crabbing, fishing, listening to music with his son , watching old TV shows like the 3 Stooges and spending time with his family. Stephen is survived by his...
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Joseph Cochran

December 30, 2017

Joseph C. Cochran, age 85, of Morton, PA passed away December 30,2017. Beloved husband of Mary Cochran (nee O'Brien). Loving father of Joseph C. Cochran (Joanne) and Maryanne Spallucci (Albert). Devoted grandfather of Katie Anne Cochran , Marissa Anne Spallucci , and Albert Joseph "A J" Spallucci. Joe was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a loving husband of 59 years to Mary and a...
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Frank Morris

December 29, 2017

Frank W. Morris, age 88, of Oxford, PA and formerly of Aldan, PA passed away December 29, 2017. Preceded in death by his loving wife Janet Morris (nee Bateman). Loving father of Frank "Bill" Morris (Beth) and Nancy McLaughlin (Jim). Devoted grandfather of Lindsay Daniel.Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Frank was a graduate of Glen Nor High School and a longtime member in Plumbers...
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George Pellegrino, Jr.

July 25, 1944 - December 27, 2017

George Pellegrino, Jr., 73, of Springfield, Pa passed away peacefully December 27, 2017 at home surrounded by his family. He was the son of the late George and Violet (nee Bauer) Pellegrino. He was a very simple man who loved being with his family and friends. George is survived by his loving wife Rita (nee Rodden) Pellegrino, his children Gina Santosusso (Albert) and George Pellegrino III,...
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John Foley

November 18, 1927 - December 23, 2017

John Bernard Foley, 90, of Media, Pa (formerly of Springfield, Pa) passed away on December 23, 2017. He was predeceased by his parents John B. Foley, Sr. and Mary A. Foley (nee Tighe), his brother Thomas Foley and sister Gertrude McKenney. He served in the US Navy from 12/09/1944 and was honorably discharged July 11, 1946, serving on the USS Colonial LSD in the Pacific. He was awarded the...
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Anna M. (nee Curcio) Pilla

July 4, 1925 - December 23, 2017

Anna M. (nee Curcio) Pilla, 92, of Springfield, PA passed away on December 23, 2017. Born in Ballston Spa, New York to the late Joseph and Rose (nee DeMaio) Curcio. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Gabriel R. Pilla, Jr. and her brothers Emanuel "Boysie" Curcio and William Curcio. Anna is survived by her loving children Jo-Ann Dougherty (Paul), Linda Tomaselli (the late Kenny) and...
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Mary L. Bolton

October 10, 1932 - December 18, 2017

Mary L. Bolton, 85, of Springfield, Pa passed away on December 18, 2017. She was born in Windber, Pa to the late Ralph and Anna (nee Cook) Piggott. She was also predeceased by her beloved husband Paul P. Bolton and her siblings Wendel, Lois and Ralph. Mary is survived by her children Kathryn (William) Card, Mary (Jim) Stewart, Elizabeth (Charles) Kildea, Michael Bolton (Peter Keleher),...
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Mary F. Baroni

March 26, 1931 - December 15, 2017

Mary F. Baroni,(nee Pfander), 86 of Holmes, Pa passed away on December 15, 2017 at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Grace (nee Haymaker) Pfander. She was also predeceased by her loving husband Joseph N. Baroni, Sr., son Joseph N. Baroni, Jr., brothers Phil, Frank and Albert Pfander, sisters Dolores O'Dess and Grace Delaney. Mary was a homemaker and...
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Eleanor "Ronnie" R. Vickery

October 14, 1922 - December 15, 2017

Eleanor R."Ronnie" Vickery (nee Roche), 94, of Media, PA, passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017. Born in Norwood, PA, she was the daughter of the late George and Isabella (nee Miller) Roche. Eleanor is pre-deceased by her husband James E. Vickery, loving mother of Maryanne Parachini (David), Joyce Eather (Robert), Joanne E. Vickery DiTore (Alfred), Jay E. Vickery (Trish), and Jayne Cook...
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Orian F. "Bud" Horne

August 4, 1938 - December 13, 2017

Orian Francis "Bud" Horne, age 79, of Essington, PA, passed away on December 13, 2017. He was the son of the late Alvah R. and Priscilla May Horne (nee Miley) Horne and the brother of the late Alvah, William and Alice. Bud worked for many years as a heavy equipment operator for Edward McGinn Company. He enjoyed collecting pocket watches, listening to country music, watching western movies,...
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James J. Greeley

January 25, 1928 - December 1, 2017

James J. Greeley, 89, of Morton, Pa passed away on December 1, 2017. He was the son of the late James V. and Elizabeth (nee Wilkie) Greeley and beloved husband of the late Christina E. Greeley. (nee Gallagher) He owned and operated American Computers where he was a self- employed Computer Programmer and was also an avid golfer. James is survived by his loving children Christina M. Parr ...
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Gary F. Shoemaker

October 7, 1944 - November 29, 2017

Gary Francis Shoemaker, 73, formerly of Chester, Pa. passed away on November 29, 2017 in Anaheim, CA. He was the son of the late Anthony and Jeanette Amalfitano, and Rupert Shoemaker. He was also predeceased by his brothers Howard Shoemaker and Andrew Amalfitano. Gary enlisted in the military at the age of 17, was honorably discharged. He later served in the PA, Army National Guard and was a...
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Elizabeth "Betty" LoCastro

March 24, 1929 - November 29, 2017

Elizabeth Rose "Betty" LoCastro (nee Weiner), 88, of Folsom, Pa passed away on November 29, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Angelo LoCastro, Sr. and daughter of the late David and Helen (nee Garish) Weiner. Betty was a graduate of South Philadelphia High School for Girls. She was active at the Senior Center in S.W. Philadelphia, volunteered at St. Barnabas School, was an avid reader...
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Cody Robert King

November 20, 2017

Cody Robert King, 21, of Glenolden, Pa passed away on November 20, 2017. He was predeceased by his Uncles & Aunts John, Dorothy, Joseph, Jennette and Steven. Cody graduated from Interboro High School and All State Career School for HVAC. He was an intelligent young man who was also kind, caring and helpful to everyone. He loved spending time with his family and friends.His favorite places to...
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Doris Avery

November 19, 2017

Doris M. Avery, 87, of Swarthmore, Pa passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 19, 2017. She was born in St. Gallen, Switzerland to the late Johannes and Margharetta (nee Schweri) Klaus and was the beloved wife of the late George Avery. Doris was a longtime resident of Swarthmore and had a close connection to Swarthmore College where her late husband George worked. She was a ceramist,...
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Thomas "Tom" Duffy

April 3, 1929 - November 16, 2017

Thomas "Tom" Duffy, 47 year veteran of The Philadelphia Inquirer, family man, environmental steward, and unequivocal "cool cat" died at home of natural causes on Thursday, November 16, 2017. As a husband, father, brother, uncle, colleague, friend or stranger, Tom lived every day in a calm quiet and positively intentioned way. He was a role model for many as the humble, generous, funny, smart,...
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Denise Ann Cardillo

April 26, 1958 - November 2, 2017

Denise Ann Cardillo, 59, of Stuart, FL (formerly of Ridley Park, Pa) passed away on November 2, 2017 after a lengthy illness. She was predeceased by her father Francis V. Cardillo. She grew up in the Ridley Twp area and was a 1976 graduate of Ridley High School. In addition to being a dedicated disciple of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Denise loved volunteering for many organizations that...
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Christine V. Cimino

October 31, 1926 - October 30, 2017

Christine D. Cimino (nee Vicoli), 90, of Ridley Park, Pa passed away on October 30, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Antoinette (nee Lonzi) Vicoli and beloved wife of the late Anthony P. Cimino. Christine loved sports, especially the Phillies, she loved going to her sons & grandkids games, the beach, casinos, cooking but most of all she loved spending time with her family....
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Kenneth A. Muzikar

September 7, 1949 - October 30, 2017

Kenneth D. Muzikar, 68, of Ridley Park, PA passed away on October 30, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1949, he was the son of the late Robert and Ruth (Haering) Muzikar. Ken served honorably in the US Navy and was proud of his service during the Vietnam War, both in Guam and Japan. He worked at Verizon for 30 years. Ken loved dogs, travel, cruises, boating, cooking and deer hunting. ...
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Jerry M. Hall

January 16, 1960 - October 26, 2017

Beloved Jerry Michael Hall, age 57, of Chester, PA, died October 26, 2017, after a brief illness. Jerry is survived by his loving daughters Kaylin Rose Hall and Lauren Michelle Hall, and his heartbroken mother Pepper Hall. He was preceded in death by his father Duncan Hall , and his brother David Hall. Jerry attended Chester High School and was employed at Widener University in the Campus...
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Dorothy May "Dot" Fischer

April 13, 1924 - October 26, 2017

Dorothy May Fischer, age 93, of Rutledge, PA, passed away on October 26. 2017. Born in Philadelphia to the late John Earle and Flora Wilhelmina (nee Legant) Welsh, Dot worked in the banking industry until she married Norman A. Fischer on March 9, 1946. She loved life and spent her time with friends and family as well as volunteering at her church as a Sunday School teacher and singing in the...
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Kathryn Theresa De Joseph

October 23, 2017

Kathryn T. DeJoseph (nee Gillespie), age 64, of Clermont, FL, formerly of Ridley Park, PA passed away on October 23, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA on March 17, 1953 to John and Regina O'Donnell Gillespie. Beloved wife of Albert DeJoseph. Loving mother of Julia DeJoseph. Cherished sister of Mary Hockham, Regina Wright, Patricia Crespy, Julia Gillespie, Trudy Artese, and Christine Schumacher,...
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Stephen Yankanich, Jr.

May 27, 1930 - October 17, 2017

Stephen Yankanich, Jr. aka "The Silver Fox", 87, of Swarthmore, Pa passed away on October 17, 2017. He was the son of the late Stephen and Mary (nee Adomnik) Yankanich, Sr. and was also predeceased by his first wife Dorothy (nee Hardy) Yankanich and his Beloved Wife and Best Friend Betty Lou (nee Eagle) Yankanich. Stephen was born in Woodlyn, Pa and graduated from Ridley High School in 1948...
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John Buonpastore

August 12, 1940 - October 9, 2017

John Buonpastore, 77, of Oxford, Pa passed away on October 9, 2017. He was the son of the late John and Florence (nee Rosa) Buonpastore. John was a Marine Corp Veteran, enjoyed hunting in Altoona, Pa, watching Svengoolie on Saturday, the Eagles on Sunday and "B" rated horror movies. Most importantly though he loved spending quality time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He is...
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James W. Del Vecchio

May 20, 1936 - October 7, 2017

James W. Del Vecchio, 81, passed away on October 7, 2017. Born in Drexel Hill, PA in 1936, he was the son of the late Charles A. and Marion A. (Chapman) Del Vecchio. He was the loving husband of the Josephine (nee Hernandez) Del Vecchio; loving father of Geri McCausland (Jack) and Jay Del Vecchio (Lauren); loving brother of Charles Del Vecchio (the late Ferding) and the late Peg News ...
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Marie Donnelly

June 10, 1933 - September 28, 2017

Marie Donnelly, 84, of Springfield, PA passed away on September 28, 2017. Born in Philadelphia to the late John Joseph and Mary Elizabeth (nee Rowland) Gallagher. Marie was a quiet, humble woman. She was caring, gentle, and beautiful. She loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed music and gardening. Marie is survived by her beloved husband of 63 years, John D. "Jack" Donnelly, Sr.,...
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Anna Mae Tepper

October 24, 1931 - September 25, 2017

Anna Mae Tepper, 85, of Folcroft, Pa passed away on September 25, 2017. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Francis A. Tepper, her parents Edward and Anna (nee Hudecheck) Burke and her siblings Helen McDevitt, Catherine Brown and Margaret Lundell. Anna was former Treasurer and member of St. Eugene's Social Club. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and...
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John A. "Jake" Hardy

November 11, 1938 - September 20, 2017

John A."Jake" Hardy, 78, of Folsom, Pa passed away on September 20, 2017. He is predeceased by his parents Ira and Helen (nee Piestrak) Hardy and also his son Kirk. John graduated from Ridley High School and worked as a machinist at Westinghouse. He loved being outdoors in the wilderness, especially hunting, boating and fishing. He is survived by his beloved wife Jean (nee Bartley) Hardy, ...
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Theresa "Sandy" Farren

April 29, 1950 - September 20, 2017

Theresa S. "Sandy" Farren, 67, of Swarthmore, Pa passed away on September 20, 2017 at University of Pennsylvania Hospital. She was predeceased by her parents Alfred and Theresa (nee Janichek) Constantino and siblings Michael, Donna and Christine. Theresa was a graduate of Roxborough High School. She loved cooking, traveling to the Caribbean and especially spending time with her grandchildren. ...
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Dorothy "Dottie" Elizabeth Kissinger

August 9, 1931 - September 19, 2017

Dorothy Elizabeth "Dottie" Kissinger (nee Brooks), 86, of Morton, Pa peacefully passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on September 19, 2017. She was predeceased by her parents James Walter and Elizabeth Warbrick Brooks. Dottie was the loving wife of the late Russell J. Kissinger, Jr. and sister to the late William Brooks. She was secretary to the DA for 50 years at the...
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Henry Edward Carter

December 23, 1924 - September 19, 2017

Henry "Ed" Carter, 92, of Spring City, Pa., formerly of Prospect Park, PA passed away peacefully on September 19, 2017. He was the son of the late Harry and Florence (nee Reilly) Carter. Henry "Ed" worked for Boeing as a truck driver for 42 years after serving in World War II in the navy from 1940 -1943. He is survived by his beloved children, Thomas E. Carter (Debrah Oxendine),...
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Joseph J. Nuzzi, Jr.

June 9, 1931 - September 1, 2017

Joseph J. Nuzzi, Jr., 86, of Dover, OH passed away on September 1, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1931, he was the son of the late Joseph and Helen (nee Perri) Nuzzi. Joe was the owner of J & J Food Market, Philadelphia, PA. He was the beloved husband of Josephine "Jane" (nee Marotta) Nuzzi; loving father of Ellen Iannelli, Joseph Nuzzi, and Kathleen Travia; devoted grandfather of...
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George Stewart

May 13, 1924 - August 28, 2017

George Stewart, 93, of Delaware County passed away peacefully on August 28, 2017 at Belvedere Nursing Home. Services and burial will be private.
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Mary Penny Mildred "Penny" Ellis

April 10, 1952 - August 20, 2017

Mary Penny Mildred Ellis, "Penny", passed away on August 20, 2017. She was predeceased by her parents Charles L. and Mary June (nee Balderson) Ellis and her brother George. Penny is survived by her daughter, 3 grandchildren, loving siblings Pamela DiGiacomo, Charles, Michael and Thomas Ellis and several nieces and nephews. She worked as an LPN in the maternity ward at Delaware County...
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Lynne M. Gardner

January 31, 1942 - August 17, 2017

Lynne M. Gardner (nee Whitman), 75, of Morton, PA passed away on August 17, 2017. Born in Albany, NY, Lynne was the beloved daughter of the late Gustave L. and Ruth E. (Mauersberger) Whitman. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Howard Gardner. Dear sister of Robin M. Denny, Jade L. Keating, Tracy L. Repsher (Ed) and the late Craig L. Whitman (Anna); loving aunt of Chad Shifflett ...
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Gail P. Rankin

March 18, 1942 - August 16, 2017

Gail P. Rankin, 75, of Blue Bell, PA formerly of Queenstown, MD, passed away on August 16, 2017. She was predeceased by her parents Francis and Evelyn (nee Palmer) Phifer and her brother Barry Phifer. Gail traveled the world while working for United Airlines as a flight attendant and even after retirement with family and close friends. She enjoyed many hobbies including golfing, cooking,...
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Tina C. Bontempo

July 19, 1932 - August 12, 2017

Tina C. Bontempo, 85, of Morton, Pa passed away at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital on August 12, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Peter N. Bontempo. Tina was born in Benghazi, Libya to the late Francesco and Giovanna (nee Cortina) Modafferi. She is survived by her loving son and daughter-in-law Roberto and Nancy Bontempo, her adoring grandchildren Christina and Zachary and her sister...
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Stella Bowman

February 17, 1927 - August 10, 2017

Stella Bowman, 90, of Broomall, Pa passed away peacefully on August 10, 2017. Her service will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday August 22, 2017 at The Knoetgen-Donohue Funeral Home 746 Kedron Ave. Morton, Pa 19070 Interment will be private.
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Robert David "Bob" Schneider

August 7, 2017

Robert David "Bob" Schneider, 55, of Ridley Park, PA and formerly of Sharon Hill, PA passed away on August 7, 2017. Born in Darby, PA in 1961, he was the son of the late Charles A. and Mary Joan (nee Buckley) Schneider. Bob enjoyed being a Leader with the Boy Scouts for years. He had a passion for LGB Trains and riding motorcycles. Bob loved spending time with his family, at family...
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James F. Schneider

August 7, 2017

James F. Schneider "Showboat", 65, of Sharon Hill, PA passed away on August 7, 2017. Born in Darby, PA and raised in Sharon Hill, he was the son of the late Charles A. and Mary Joan (nee Buckley) Schneider. During his youth Jim played basketball and baseball for the Sharon Hill Athletic Association, football for the Sharon Hill Ramblers and played in the Delco rough touch football league. A...
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Karen Woods

August 20, 1963 - August 3, 2017

Karen Woods (Richenderfer), 53, of Collingdale, PA, formerly of Broomall, PA, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Suburban Community Hospital on Thursday, August 3, 2017. She was the beloved wife of Thomas A. Woods for 33 years. Born on August 20, 1963, in Bryn Mawr, PA, she was the daughter of Joseph L. Richenderfer and Geraldine (Kodan) Richenderfer. Karen was a...
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Floretta E. "Mickey" McNevin

January 10, 1926 - August 2, 2017

Floretta E. "Mickey" McNevin, age 91, of Ridley Park, PA passed on August 2, 2017. Floretta was a graduate of Little Flower Catholic High School. She loved going to the Casinos, visiting with friends, and her beloved Phillies. Floretta was the beloved sister of the late John Leo McNevin, Jr., and the late Arthur McNevin; loving aunt of Margaret Zordan (the late Larry) and the late Jay...
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Richard Wolensky

July 20, 2017

Richard Wolensky, Sr. age 85 of Prospect Park, PA passed away peacefully on July 20, 2017 surrounded by family after a sudden illness and long battle in the hospital. One of eleven children born to Stephen and Rose (Slohyniak) Wolensky in Luzerne, PA, Richard lived in Prospect Park, PA for nearly forty years. Rich taught English at West Deptford High School in New Jersey for thirty-six...
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Marilyn C. "Lynn" Schwartz

March 15, 1936 - June 28, 2017

Marilyn C."Lynn" Schwartz (nee Chambers), 81, of Springfield. Passed away on June 28, 2017. Born March 15, 1936, she is predeceased by her husband of 44 years, Robert J. Schwartz, Sr., parents John and Eleanor (nee Kelly) Chambers, her brother John and sisters Barb Dougherty and Pat Busby. Marilyn was a wife and mother who loved her family, other people and life in general. She always had a...
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Mary R. Connell

May 18, 1927 - June 23, 2017

Mary R. Connell (nee Fitzgerald) of Morton, Pa (formerly Lowman, NY) passed away on June 23, 2017. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Robert Connell, parents Richard and Mildred (nee McClure) Fitzgerald and brother's Richard and Jack Fitzgerald. Mary was a published author, voracious reader, house builder, loved gardening, sewing, crocheting but most of all she was a mother...
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Anthony T. Corsey

January 26, 1961 - June 7, 2017

Anthony T. Corsey, age 56, of Marcus Hook, PA, passed away on June 7, 2017. Anthony was born in Philadelphia to the late William A and Rosemarie (nee McConnell) Corsey. He was employed as a construction manager. Anthony is survived by his children Darlene, Sheri and Anthony Corsey, his siblings Elizabeth A. Corsey-Murphy (Richard), Rose Lynn Redden (Thomas)and Kerry M. Haney (Chris). Also...
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Ida Mae Gates

June 5, 1940 - June 6, 2017

Ida Mae Gates (nee Schramm), 77, of Secane, PA passed away on June 6, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Ida was the daughter of the late Lawrence J. and Agnes C. (Bucklalew) Schramm. She was very active as an Agent and teaching related courses in the Life Insurance industry and was a member of many insurance Associations, Chairs and Committees. She was the Director of the NAIFA-PA from 1997...
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Evelyn R. " Toots " Brockmeyer

February 2, 1935 - June 3, 2017

Evelyn R. Brockmeyer, age 82, of Egg Harbor Township, NJ, formerly of Folsom, PA, passed away on June 3, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Michael and Evelyn M. ( nee Pfuller ) Dugan, Evelyn worked as a Bookkeeper for All Seasons Landscaping and Rosatti's Contracting. She enjoyed Eagles games and was a longtime fan back to the Franklin Field days. She also enjoyed senior trips, the...
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Helen Haney

June 2, 2017

Helen Haney (nee Boretsky), age 97, of Folsom, PA, passed away on June 2, 2017. Born in Eddystone, PA she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Josephine (nee Czumarwcki) Boretsky. Helen was the beloved wife of the late Alexander Haney, the loving mother of Joyce Piro (Dominic), and dear sister to Vera Henry. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing Wednesday, June 7, 10:00-11:00...
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Donald P. Kochan

August 9, 1933 - May 30, 2017

Donald P. Kochan, 83, of Rutledge, Pa passed away on May 30, 2017. He was the son of the late Peter S. and Bertha (nee Anderson) Kochan. Don graduated from Eddystone High School and was previously employed by Westinghouse as a manager. He loved to travel, enjoyed history, had coached women's softball, took up photography for a time, did maintenance work for the Borough of Rutledge, helped out...
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Annamae V. (nee Scirrotto) Grace

August 18, 1940 - May 28, 2017

Annamae V. Grace (nee Scirrotto), 76, of Morton, PA, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, May 28, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Emelia (nee Calabrese) and Dominic Scirrotto. For 26 years, Anne enjoyed working as the lunch coordinator at OLPH school, where she made a difference in the lives of hundreds of children. She was the beloved wife of...
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Ruth N. Smith

February 11, 1921 - May 23, 2017

Ruth N. Smith (nee Diggins), 96 of Ridley Park formerly of Folsom died at home on May 23, 2017. She was the daughter of the late William and Mettie (nee Dodd) Diggins. She was predeceased by her beloved husband John W. Smith and siblings Evelyn Larkin, Lewis Diggins and Dorothy MacColl. Mrs. Smith enjoyed sewing, crafts, traveling and spending time with her family. She was the loving...
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Robert E. Carney

March 26, 1927 - May 19, 2017

Robert E. Carney, 90, of Morton PA, died Friday, May 19, 2017. Born in Pittston, PA, he was the son of the late Agnes Zita (Gilroy) and William E. Carney. Robert was the beloved husband of the late Mary Ann (Scutti) Carney and is survived by his loving children Robert (Eileen), Teresa, Timothy (Lori), Joseph, Christopher (Colleen), Patricia (Jerry), Kathleen, John (Janice), Mark (Michelle...
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Mary T. McGovern

August 5, 1931 - May 15, 2017

Mary T. McGovern (nee Whoriskey), 85, of Media, Pa passed away on May 15, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Patrick Joseph and May (nee Breen) Whoriskey . Mary was a 1950 graduate of West Catholic High School for Girls. She loved Irish dancing, the Mummers, going on cruises, fishing, the casinos, playing bingo and cards, especially with her "Holly House" group. She always enjoyed dancing...
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Jodi Ann Smith

July 21, 1961 - May 13, 2017

Jodi Ann Smith, 55, of Rutledge, Pa passed away on May 13, 2017. She was born in Allentown, Pa and was an accomplished CPA specializing as a tax accountant. Her greatest love was her family and she adored her puppies. Jodi is survived by her beloved husband Michael Carey, her loving parents Joseph and Rachel (nee Gilbert) Smith, brother Mark (Danelle), sister Jan (John) Mauricio, several...
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Thomas M Felder

May 12, 2017

Thomas M. Felder, 61, of Folsom, PA passed away on May 12, 2017. Born in Darby, PA in 1956, he was the son of the late Paul and Jane (nee Fries) Felder. Tom graduated from West Catholic High School. He worked as a Control Manager at Septa for over 30 years and then at the Ridley Bus Yard. Tom loved sports, especially the Eagles and the Phillies, and he had a passion for cooking. He adored...
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Marie Townsend

October 24, 1931 - May 4, 2017

Marie Townsend (nee Manning), 85, formerly of Brookhaven, Pa passed away on May 4, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Leo and Mary (nee Miller) Manning and the wife of the late Paul Toy, Sr., and the late Richard Townsend. Marie enjoyed reading, crocheting, going to Love Creek and spending time with her family. She is survived by her children Sharon Bertrand, Nancy Erhardt (the late...
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Marie Theresa "Tink" Deeck

September 7, 1931 - April 26, 2017

Marie Theresa "Tink" Deeck (nee Retzbach), 85, of West Chester, formerly of Morton, PA passed away peacefully on April 26, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Emmett and Helen Louise (nee MacEntee) Retzbach. "Tink" loved the shore, especially Cape May and Stone Harbor. She was a passionate Phillies fan and also a lifetime member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. She was the beloved...
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Phyllis W. Taylor

September 14, 1947 - April 24, 2017

Phyllis W. Taylor, 69, of Devon, PA passed away on April 24, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Charles A. and Phyllis (nee Schutsky) Williams and the beloved wife of the late Christopher J. Taylor. Phyllis was previously employed as a Manager for Bell Atlantic. A longtime resident of Devon she loved all the neighborhood pets and often carried treats for all her furry friends. She...
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Warren T. Miller, Jr.

October 11, 1927 - April 24, 2017

Warren T. Miller, Jr., 89, of Morton, Pa passed away peacefully at home on April 24, 2017. He was the son of the late Warren T. and Edna (nee Thomas) Miller. Warren was a graduate of Bartrum High School, served in the U.S. Army during WWII, loved classical music, going to the beach, playing golf and going to the Ridley Twp Swim Club with family and friends. He is survived by his beloved...
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Joseph Plotner

April 20, 2017

Joseph Donald Plotner, Sr., "Poppy", 96, of Swarthmore, passed away on April 20, 2017. Born in Coatesville, PA he was the son of the late Joseph F. and Elsie Mildred (nee Widener) Plotner. Joseph worked in the insurance industry for many years. He was also a WWII Navy veteran and was active in the VFW Post 5428. Joseph is survived by his loving wife Anna Marie "Nancy" (nee Ryan), devoted...
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Katherine E. Hooper

February 21, 1921 - April 19, 2017

Katherine E. Hooper (nee Riffert), 96, of Aldan, PA passed away on April 19, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1921, she was the daughter of the late Charles J. and Susan Riffert (nee Elfrey), She was a longtime member of Holy Spirit Lutheran Church. Katherine was the beloved wife of the late Richard C. Hooper; loving mother of Susan Lee (Christopher) and Nancy Hooper; devoted...
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Charles J. "Bud" Greskoff

September 14, 1951 - April 16, 2017

Charles J. Greskoff, 65, of Morton, PA passed away on April 16, 2017. Born in Darby in 1951, Charles was the son of the late Charles and Helen (Herisher) Greskoff. He was an electrician with local 98 and a former Swarthmore Volunteer Fireman. Charles was an avid collector of coins and oddities. He enjoyed classic movies and his mountain house. He was extremely kind and loyal man, who...
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Lawrence E. Henry

April 28, 1961 - April 7, 2017

Lawrence E. Henry, age 55, of Folsom, PA, formerly of Southwest Philadelphia, passed away suddenly on April 7, 2017. Lawrence was the son of the late Lillian Henry (nee Rodgers). Beloved husband of Karen Lynne Henry (nee Horn). Dear and cherished stepfather of Pete, Tiffany (Matt) Henry, Jaime (Johnny) Dowdell and James (Jessica) Henry. Brother of James and the late Thomas Henry. Devoted...
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Kathleen M. "Cass" Worby

April 11, 1943 - March 19, 2017

Kathleen M. "Cass" Worby (nee Fahy), 73, passed away on March 19, 2017 at Riddle Memorial Hospital. She was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Helen (nee Brennan) Fahy, her daughter Suzette and her brother Jim. She was a graduate of West Catholic High, loved music, especially Country Western music and she loved to dance. She also enjoyed writing poetry. Cass is survived by her loving...
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Norma J. Frey

April 27, 1927 - March 18, 2017

1927-2017 Norma J. Frey, 89, of Knoxville,TN, formerly of Folsom, Pa passed away on March 18, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by John W. Frey, Sr., her loving husband of 70 years, who passed away on July 20, 2015. Norma was a secretary for many years and loved what she did. She was a longtime member of Chambers Memorial Presbyterian Church and served her church...
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Gertrude M. "Gert" Zurlo

April 5, 1924 - March 16, 2017

Gertrude M. "Gert" Zurlo, 92, of Ellenton, FL, formerly of Prospect Park, PA passed away on March 16, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Daniel and Mabel (nee Jones) Bridge and beloved wife of the late Michael J. Zurlo, Sr. She is also predeceased by 5 siblings, Lillian, Bill, Stella, Daniel and Elizabeth. Gert is survived by her loving children Michael J. (Kathleen) Zurlo, Jr. and Renee ...
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Theresa M. Wilson

January 15, 1936 - March 16, 2017

Wilson, Theresa M. (nee Gianvito), on March 16, 2017, of Warminster PA, formerly of Ridley Park PA. Beloved wife of the late William. Dear mother of Valerie DiPasquale (Tony), Terri Mensecr (Michael), and Joyce Lundberg (Jon). Dear sister of Angeline Intenzo. Also survived by 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Relatives and Friends are invited to her memorial mass Thursday 10:00...
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John J. Berry

July 24, 1941 - March 15, 2017

John J. Berry, 75, of Springfield, PA passed away on March 15, 2017. Born in 1941 in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late John and Ida Alberta (nee Martini) Berry. John served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He was retired from Cigna where he was Manager of Data Processing. He loved cooking and entertaining family and friends, using cooking gadgets, and unique spices he found...
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Leonard J. D'Agostino

April 26, 1953 - March 8, 2017

Leonard J. D'Agostino "Lenny", 63, of Media, Pa passed away on March 8, 2017. He was the beloved son of the late Domenic & Philomena (nee Covollo) D'Agostino. Lenny is also predeceased by 1 sister and 3 brothers. He was a graduate of Ridley High School and had traveled and worked with the Ringling Brothers Circus for several years. He also worked as a builder in the construction business....
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Dianne C. Battinieri

September 23, 1948 - March 6, 2017

Dianne C. Battinieri, 68, of Chester, Pa (formerly of Woodlyn) passed away on March 6, 2017. She was predeceased by her parents Francis "Maxie" and Emily (nee Howard) Havlick. Dianne loved to cook, travel and shop but most of all she loved to spend time with her family. She is survived by her beloved husband Robert J. "Bob" Battinieri, Sr., her loving sons Robert J. Jr., (Barbara) and...
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Eileen V. Cox

January 7, 1943 - February 23, 2017

Eileen V. Cox (nee Gray), age 74, of Berlin, MD, formerly of Middletown, PA, passed away on February 23, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Marie Gray (nee McDonald). Eileen was employed as a Nurse. She had been employed at Lankenau Hospital, Taylor Hospital and Lima Estates. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary American Legion Post 166 in...
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Julia Reuss Brown

February 20, 2017

Julia Reuss Brown, age 81, of Holmes, PA passed away February 20, 2017. Preceded in death by her beloved husband Earl Brown, Sr. , and her son Earl "Bud" Brown Jr., and his wife Polly. Loving mother of John (Diane) Brown, Stephen (Deborah) Brown, and Betty Anne Buonocore (Jim Costello). Devoted grandmother of Casey Brown (Mike Ferrell), Ian, Stephen Jr., & Lauren Brown, Bill Buonocore(Sarah),...
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Susan Denise Stevenson

August 16, 1953 - February 18, 2017

Susan Denise Stevenson, age 63, of Upland, PA, formerly of Woodlyn, PA, passed away on February 18, 2017. Born in Greensboro, SC, Denise was a graduate of Ridley High School, Class of 1972. She was a Gift of Life recipient and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Denise is survived by her beloved daughter Ashley Scott (Doug), her adored grandchildren Alex and Evan, her sisters...
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Eleanor Ruth Rucier

October 16, 1920 - February 16, 2017

Eleanor Ruth Rucier (nee-Openshaw), 96, of Swarthmore, Pa passed away on February 16, 2017. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Robert J. Rucier and her siblings Albert and William Openshaw and Jane Clayton. Eleanor was a member of The Eastern Star, various senior groups in Delaware County and had been a volunteer at Crozer-Chester Medical Center for 30 years. She also enjoyed...
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Salvatore P. "Sam" Pronesti

November 21, 1926 - February 14, 2017

Taps has softly sounded for another member of "The Greatest Generation" Salvatore (Sam) Pronesti, stone mason, artist, loving father and devoted husband passed away in the early morning hours of Feb 14, 2017. He was 90 years old. Born in Philadelphia, Sammy lived most of his life in Morton, where his parents owned a grocery store during the years of the Great Depression. His parents, Francesco...
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Jean P. Hughes

July 14, 1931 - February 11, 2017

Jean P. Hughes, 85, of Folsom, PA passed away on February 11, 2017. Born in Pen Argyl, PA, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Pearl Hughes (nee Parsons). She was employed as a bookkeeper at Radnor Valley Country Club. Jean was predeceased by her loving spouse, David C. Hughes and her daughter the late Beverly Stanton (Bruce). She is survived by her children David Hughes (Amy) and...
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Kenneth Carl Lenton

March 20, 1952 - February 5, 2017

Kenneth Carl Lenton 1952-2017 Kenneth Carl Lenton, age 64, of Ridley Park. PA passed on February 5, 2017. Loving and caring son of the late William and Marjorie (nee Alloway) Lenton. Beloved father of Jake (Amy), Mark (Brenna), and Kristen (Jeffrey) Gliem. Cherished grandfather of...
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Rose Mary "Budsy" Strain

June 19, 1926 - February 2, 2017

Rose Mary "Budsy" Strain, 90, of Morton, Pa passed away on February 2, 2017 at Broomall Manor. She is predeceased by her parents William F. and Margaret E. (Higgins) Strain, Sr. Rose Mary was the loving sister of Betty Cirigliano, Rita Dolcini and Vivian Ricketts. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to Rose Mary's viewing on Wednesday February 8,...
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Marie H. Seibert

September 9, 1915 - February 1, 2017

Marie H. Seibert 1915-2017 Marie H. Seibert, age 101, of Aston, PA, passed peacefully at her home on February 1, 2017. Beloved wife of the late M. Frederick Seibert. Loving mother of Elizabeth A. Smith (Vernon-deceased). Devoted grandmother of Vernon (Lynn) Smith and Marie (George) Smith-DuPont. Cherished great-grandmother of 13, great-great- grandmother of 8. She loved them all and will...
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Remilda "Millie" Civatella

January 30, 2017

Remilda "Millie" Civatella, age 93, of Haverford, PA and formerly of Morton, PA passed away January 30, 2017. Loving aunt of Charles (Linda) Marrical and Linda (Gary) Resinski. Millie was devoted to her family and was caregiver to her 2 sisters who predecease her. She was a longtime employee of Scott Paper Company and a 60 year member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Relatives ...
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John D'Angelo, Sr.

August 6, 1935 - January 27, 2017

John N. D'Angelo, Sr., age 81, of Prospect Park, formerly of South Philadelphia, passed away on January 27, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA he was the son of the late Charles and Pauline D'Angelo. John loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed bowling, going to the racetrack, eating good food and his beloved Camaro. John was the owner and operator of John D'Angelo Wall &...
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Irma C. Withelder

October 8, 1924 - January 23, 2017

Irma C. Withelder, 92, of Folsom, died January 23, 2017.Born in Branchdale, PA, Irma was a graduate of Reilly Township High School in 1942. After graduation she worked at the Indiantown Gap Military Base in the war effort. She then married Robert. L. Withelder in 1943 as he entered the U.S. Marines Corps. Her family moved to Folsom in 1949. She loved singing and taking care of her family and home...
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Margaret E. Drake

January 31, 1922 - January 22, 2017

Margaret E. Drake, 94, of Rutledge, Pa passed away on January 22, 2017. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Nelson O. Drake, Sr., her parents George and Sarah (nee Smith) Eachus and her siblings George Eachus, Sarah Harding and Marie Way. Margaret loved to cook, socialize with neighbors on her front porch, was active in the Ladies Auxiliary from the Rutledge Fire Company and was a...
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Kathryn H. Greco

February 27, 1925 - January 17, 2017

Kathryn H. Greco, 91, of Folsom, Pa passed away on January 17, 2017. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Donald J. Greco, Sr., her son Thomas Greco and her parents Edwin and Mary (nee Levering) Rhoades. Kathryn loved going to the beach, especially Sea Isle City, NJ., gardening, but most of all she loved spending time with her family. She is survived by her loving children Donald J....
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Diane R. Campbell

October 18, 1943 - January 8, 2017

Diane Campbell, age 73, of New Albany, PA passed away January 8, 2017. Beloved wife of the late David A. Campbell. Loving mother of Dana Melchiorre, Dawn Schmidt, and Shawn Campbell. Devoted grandmother of Erica Meyers (Chris), Stephen Schmidt, Kelly Campbell, and Grace Melchiorre, great-grandmother of Nathan Schmidt and Erin Meyers. Diane was born in Berwyn, PA . She enjoyed gardening,...
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John H. "Jack" Porteous, Jr.

April 27, 1930 - January 4, 2017

John H. "Jack" Porteous, Jr. 86, of Holmes, Pa., formerly of Media, Pa passed away on January 4, 2017. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran, a Mason, an avid soccer enthusiast as well as being a former player & coach. He was also a member of Scottish Clan Ross. John is survived by his beloved wife Margaret "Jean" Porteous (nee Dunlop), loving daughters Moira Hair (David) and Heather Cunningham ...
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Carolyn A. Teetsel

October 27, 1936 - January 2, 2017

Carolyn A. Teetsel, age 80, of Glen Mills, PA and formerly of Folsom, PA passed away January 2, 2017. Beloved wife of 60 years to Raymond H. Teetsel. Loving mother of Bill (Sophie) Teetsel, Lee (Terri) Teetsel, and Linda Murphy. Devoted grandmother of Christine, Brandon, Alissa(Danny), and Laura, great-grandmother of Daniel and Averie. Carolyn was born in Philadelphia and graduated from...
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Doris J. Clineff

June 8, 1940 - January 1, 2017

Doris J. Clineff (nee Tice), of Holmes, PA. passed away on January 1, 2017. She was the daughter of late Harold W. and Laura May (Wilson) Tice. She was pre-deceased by her husband James J. Clineff, Sr. and is survived by her children; Susan L. Lenton (Christopher), Cheryl A. Phipps (Howard Sr.), Jamie E. Litwin, James J. Jr. Clineff (Liz); her sister Laura Brownlowe; as well as eleven...
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