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On behalf of Life Celebration, I would like to thank you for your trust and provide some information on what you can expect from us. Our goal is simple - to get to know you and your family so we may provide the highest level of care in a way that is best for everyone involved. It is our pledge to do everything we can to provide you peace of mind as your family transitions through the time ahead. Again, thank you for your trust and confidence in us. If you have any questions about your loved one’s care, please do not hesitate to call me at 855-717-5224.

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John F. Givnish


Our Obituaries

Kenneth Danfield

July 20, 2017

Kenneth Danfield of Morrisville, PA passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at St. Mary Medical Center. He was 61. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Charles David and Frances Joan (McDermott) Danfield. He enjoyed his job working as a Heavy Equipment Operator for Operating Engineers, Local 542. Kenneth also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, washing his car, boating...
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Mary Walsh Harbison

July 19, 2017

Mary Walsh Harbison, 83, of Yardley, PA died peacefully on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Neshaminy Manor Nursing Home in Warrington, PA after her long battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born in Philadelphia, PA and grew up in Trenton, NJ. Mary was a long time resident of Yardley since 1965. Mary is a graduate of Cathedral Catholic High School in Trenton and St. Francis Medical Center...
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Ingrid Margareta Lindwall Hammond

March 7, 1931 - July 19, 2017

Ingrid Margareta Lindwall Hammond left this world on July 19, 2017 She was the wife of the late Jonathan Hammond, Sr, MD. Born in Malmo, Sweden to the late Iris and Gustav Lindwall, she came to the United States on a nursing exchange program after getting a her degree from the University of Lund. She met her husband-to-be while he was a surgical resident at Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, PA,...
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Esther Mae (Abrams) Schaffer

July 19, 2017

Esther Mae (Abrams) Schaffer of Bristol, PA passed away on July 19, 2017 at the Silver Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was 101 years old. Born in Hulmeville, PA she was the daughter of the late Albert and Freda (Sobie) Abrams. Esther was known to be a fantastic cook, loved spending time with her family, and enjoyed sewing and quilting. She was a long-time member of the Jesse...
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Gregory J. Sacher

September 21, 1957 - July 19, 2017

Gregory J. Sacher of Quakertown and formerly of Norristown, passed away peacefully on Wednesday July 19, 2017 at his residence. He was 59 years old. Born September 21, 1957 in Newark, NJ, he was the son of the late Richard and Eileen (nee Olsson) Sacher . Greg had a heart of gold and was a loving and thoughtful person. He took great pride in his volunteer work at the Eagleville Hospital...
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Edith (nee McCabe) Crowthers

July 19, 2017

Edith Crowthers (nee McCabe) of Fairless Hills, formerly of Phila., passed away on July 19, 2017 at the age of 85. Beloved wife of the late Charles C. Crowthers, loving mother of Nancy Ortiz (Juan), Scott Crowthers (Theresa), Melissa Oquendo (Carlos) and the late Carol Slemmer. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, her brother, Jack McCabe and her sister, Betty Massei....
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John J. Santos

July 18, 2017

John J. Santos, of Philadelphia, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, July 18, 2017at the age of 61. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of Jovita (Ortiz) Santos and the late Aquilino Santos. John was a retired Philadelphia Police Officer serving in the 25th District. He retired after spending 29 years on the force. He enjoyed spending time with his...
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Josephine R. (nee Bono) Bozarth

July 17, 2017

Josephine R. (nee Bono) Bozarth, 80, of Huntingdon Valley formerly of Merritt Square Philadelphia passed away on July 17, 2017.Loving mother of James R. (Cindy) Bozarth, Robert A. Bozarth, Deborah L. Semon (Noni), Joanne Fritz and Thomas Salmons. Doting grandmother of 10, great grandmother of 2. Sister in-law of Elaine Bono. Predeceased by her brother Russell Bono. Josephine was a Philadelphia...
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Theresa Nixon

July 16, 2017

Theresa Nixon passed away peacefully on July 16, 2017. She was 95. Theresa was born on May 11 in 1922 to her parents, Enrico Guerra and Rose (Bianco). She married Harold (Nick) Nixon in 1967. Theresa worked for General Electric while her husband Nick worked as an engineer. The Nixons spent many years in Syracuse, New York and later lived in Las Cruces, New Mexico.  Theresa was generous,...
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Nancy (nee Lisinicchia) Hammersmith

July 15, 2017

Nancy Hammersmith (nee Lisinicchia ) formerly of Norristown passed away peacefully on July 15, 2017 in Hollywood, Florida at age 97. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 47 years Henry "Hank" Hammersmith. Nancy was the devoted mother of Henry W. Hammersmith (Joann) and Holly Mathis (Tom), dear grandmother to Stephen D. Lewis II, Nancy K. Lewis, Eric Hammersmith, Mark Hammersmith,...
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Robert Poulson

July 15, 2017

Robert Poulson was granted his angel wings on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at the age of 23. Robert is preceded in death by his loving parents, Catalina and Robert Harry Poulson Jr., and grandfather Robert Harry Poulson, Sr. Bobby is lovingly remembered by his Forever Guardians Lisa Salameh and Rich Kobierowski , as well as his brothers Eric George Poulson and Patrick Richard Poulson, andhis...
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Julia Ann (Wasylczak) Ripka

July 15, 2017

Julia Ann (Wasylczak) Ripka, 97, of Philadelphia, was called home by her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on July 15, 2017. She went peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Julia was born in Gray, PA and a resident of Philadelphia for 77 years. Julia was a homemaker for many years but also worked at Nabisco and Horn & Hardarts. She found the Lord in 1941 at Mission Highway Tabernacle in...
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James D. Doebler, Jr.

July 15, 2017

James D. Doebler, Jr., 75 of Levittown formerly of Langhorne passed away on July 15, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Elaine (Nee Heebner) Doebler. Loving father of James D. Doebler, III and Colleen G. and her husband David Delso. Doting Poppy of Dominick, Alyssa, Thomas and Gianna. Dear brother of William (Doris) Doebler and Elizabeth (Ronald) Couce. Also survived by his companion and best...
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Christina J. Nero

January 25, 1949 - July 14, 2017

Christina J. Nero passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on July 14, 2017 at age 68. Born January 25, 1949 in Norristown, Christina was the daughter of Dorothy (Pashko) and Joseph Turano, Jr. She resided in Norristown with her beloved husband of 47 years, Richard E. Nero, Sr. Christina was the loving mother of Joseph E. Nero, Richard A. Nero, Jr. and Christopher L. Nero...
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Carmen Louis Scotese

July 14, 2017

Carmen Louis Scotese passed away July 14, 2017, he was 97 years old. Husband to the late Lillian (nee Fanticola), Carmen is survived by his children, Anthony Scotese (Barbara), Jacqueline Mullison, and Carmen Scotese (Christine); 8 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. Carmen was preceded in death by his siblings; Rita DiTonno, Blanche Simone, Christine Miraglia, Rose Zappile, Josephine...
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Robert W. (Bob) Greve

July 13, 2017

Robert W. (Bob) Greve, Sr. formerly of East Norriton, PA, recently residing at Elm Terrace Gardens, Lansdale PA, peacefully passed away on July 13, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Mary Ann (Keller) Greve who passed away just weeks ago. They are now together and will be celebrating 58 years of marriage on August 1, 2017. Bob was born June 10, 1935 in Lakewood, Ohio and was the son of Anna ...
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Kenneth W. Roton

July 13, 2017

Roton Kenneth W. Sr., passed away Thursday, July 13th, at the age of 81. Kenneth was a proud Penn State Alum with a degree in Engineering and worked as a pressure vessel engineer. He was an outstanding wood craftsman who wasn't happy unless he was building something, including his own camper and his home in Langhorne. He was the type of person that could read a "how to" book and build anything....
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Henry Carl Henriksson

July 12, 2017

Henry Carl Henriksson died Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Holy Redeemer Hospice, Meadowbrook, PA. He was 94 years old. Born in Philadelphia, PA to Werner and Elin (nee Johnson) Henriksson. Beloved husband of 69 years to Mildred T. (nee Pasquarello) Henriksson. Loving father of Robert H. Henriksson and his wife Maria, Carolann Bass and her husband Ronald , Barbarann Conlan and her husband Guy and...
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Richard M. "Rick" Carfagno

July 11, 2017

Richard M. "Rick" Carfagno passed away peacefully with his family by his side on July 11, 2017 at age 58. Born October 5, 1958 in Norristown, Rick was the son of the late Mary (Colizzi) and Frank C. Carfagno. He remained a life-long resident of Norristown and graduated in 1976 from Bishop Kenrick. Rick worked for many years at both Genuardi's Supermarkets and Sentry Surgical Supplies. He enjoyed...
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Doris M. Lawrence

July 11, 2017

Doris M. Lawrence, of New Hope, passed away on July 11, 2017 at Doylestown Hospital with her family by her side. She was 85 years old. Doris was the wife of the late Charles M. and mother of Mary L. Phillips (Robert), Robert W. (Heidi), Nancy E. Yeager (David L.) & Charles M., Jr. (Maura). She is survived by 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson. She was pre...
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Angela Hrisis

July 11, 2017

Hrisis, Angela, 86 of Ventnor City passed away surrounded by loved ones on July 11, 2017.  Angela was born in Katarraktis, Chios, Greece on August 7, 1930.  She is the daughter of the late Theodosis and Fotini Thomas. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Much of her time was spent sewing and crocheting for loved ones. Yiayia is remembered by family as one to always...
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Kathleen (nee Whalen) Johnson

July 11, 2017

Johnson Kathleen (nee Whalen), passed away Tuesday, July 11th, at the age of 94. Formerly of Albany NY, Kathleen was born in Troy NY, to the late Edward and Gertrude Whalen. Kathleen was an active member of St. Patrick's Church, in Troy, and in its Mother's Association. She was an avid Mets fan who enjoyed bowling, bingo, and spending time with her family. After retiring from Montgomery Ward in...
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Dolores M. (nee Celesto) Maciejewski

July 11, 2017

Maciejewski Dolores M. (Nee Celesto), passed away Tuesday, July 11th, surrounded by her loving family. She was 82. Preceded in death by her beloved husband of 45 years, Stefan J. Maciejewski, Dolores is survived by her children Tina (Bill) Chapman and John (Jeanie) Maciejewski, grandchildren Danielle (Steve), Amanda, Nicole, Anthony (Marissa), Ryan, Johnie (Kristen), and Matt, and great...
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Roy Tendler

July 10, 2017

Roy Tendler, 93, of Margate, NJ, entered into eternal rest surrounded by his loving family on Monday July 10, 2017. Born in Philadelphia he was the son of boxing legend, Lew Tendler and Celia (Lasker) Tendler. Roy was happily married to his devoted wife, Patricia "Pat" (Degnan) for 38 years until Pat's untimely death in 1991. Roy went to elementary school and high school in Philadelphia and...
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John Patrick Schnur

July 9, 2017

John Patrick Schnur, 24 of Croydon passed away on July 9, 2017. Loving son of Patricia Santoro-Browne (Chris) and John B. Schnur. Proud father of Riley Jade Schnur. Dear brother of Christina Schnur. Grandson of Beatrice and the late Robert Schnur and the late Mary H. (DiFeo) and Pasquale H. Santoro. John was a hardworking young man. He loved being surrounded by his friends and family. He...
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Willard (Will) J. Teets

November 11, 1930 - July 9, 2017

Willard (Will) J. Teets, of Audubon, passed away peacefully on Sunday July 9, with his family by his side. He was 86 years old. Born November 11, 1930 in Morgantown, WV, he was the son of the late Lester and Rhoda (nee Wolf) and the beloved husband of the late Lucille (nee Cassidy) Teets. Electronics was a big part of Will's life. As a youth he earned his Amateur Radio License W3HNB. Will was...
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Timothy James Dougherty

July 9, 2017

Timothy James Dougherty, age 22, died July 9, 2017. Beloved son of Francis P. "Frank" "Doc" Dougherty and the late Michelle (nee McNamee), loving step son of Regina M. Dougherty, dear brother of Jesse & Brittany, Step brother of Chris & Megan, best friend of Sarah, cherished grandson of Daniel and Patricia Dougherty and Annette McNamee and the late John J. McNamee, Jr. Funeral Services will be...
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Michael J. Smith

July 9, 2017

SMITH Michael J., of Philadelphia, on July 9th at the age of 64. Michael is preceded in death by his caring wife Christine (nee Sieck) of 4 years. Michael will also be greatly missed by his loving siblings; James F. Smith Jr. (Nancy), Rosemary McKinley (Joseph), and Robert A. Smith (Jeanette). Michael also leaves behind an impressive legacy in his many adoring nieces and nephews. Michael was...
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Marjorie Frymire

July 8, 2017

Marjorie Frymire, 96, of Ventnor passed away on her birthday Saturday July 8, 2017. Marjorie was born in Atlantic City to the late Leon and Sadie Leek. She was a graduate of Pitman High School. Marjorie was employed as a teacher's assistant at the Jewish Community Center and the Hebrew Academy in Margate. She was formerly a member of the Eastern Star. She was the beloved wife of the late...
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Elizabeth Marie "Betty" (nee Carlin) Morgan (Spross)

July 8, 2017

MORGAN (SPROSS) Elizabeth Marie "Betty" (nee Carlin) Passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017 at St. Joseph Manor, Meadowbrook, PA. She was 90 years old. Born in Philadelphia, PA to Richard and Mary (nee Magurney) Carlin. Beloved wife of the late John E. Spross and the late Frank Morgan. Loving mother of John Spross and his wife Jean and Christopher Spross and his wife Peggy. Dear sister of Eileen...
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Lynda Louise (nee Beadle) Deutsch

July 8, 2017

Lynda Louise (Beadle) Deutsch of New Hope left this world peacefully surrounded by those she loved most on July 8, 2017. She was 66. Lynda was preceded in death by her parents, Orville and Elizabeth Louise (Armstrong) Beadle and grandmother Bessie Vernon (Hensil) Beadle. She is survived by her loving husband Harry to whom she was married for 46 wonderful years; sons Brian Armstrong, married...
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Rocco R. Carangi, Jr.

July 8, 2017

Rocco R. Carangi, Jr. passed away on July 8, 2017 at the age of 50. Beloved son of Irene M. (nee Devine) and Rocco R. Carangi, Sr. Loving father of Emma and Abigail; dear brother of Edward, Maryanne Cacciavilani (Emidio) and Joseph Carangi. Funeral services private. Family service by John F. Givnish of Academy Rd. 1-877-GIVNISH
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Oliver J. Reyes

July 7, 2017

Oliver J. Reyes, 44, of Mays Landing, NJ entered into rest on Friday July 7, 2017. Born in the Philippines he was the son of Angelina (Jaquias) Reyes and the late Marcial C. Reyes, Jr. Oliver was a supervisor at Claridge Casino for over 14 years. Oliver loved to cook, barbeque and fish. He was also known for being a good pigeon trainer and target shooter. What most people will remember...
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Tarquin A. "T" Pirolli

July 7, 2017

Tarquin A. Pirolli "T", on July 7 2017, age 95. Beloved husband of the late Frieda I. (nee Walter), loving father of Henry Pirolli (Danica), Anthony Pirolli (Colleen) and the late Olimpia (her surviving spouse William Scicchitano) , cherished "Opa" of six, great "Opa" of one. "T" was the last surviving of eight siblings. He had worked as an Electronic Technician for General Electric. Besides his...
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Mary T. Porter

July 7, 2017

Mary T. Porter, of East Norriton and formerly of Philadelphia, passed away on July 7, 2017 at Norriton Square Nursing Center. She was 94 years old. Mary was born on November 1, 1922 to the late John F. and Eva (nee Kapp) Schmidt in Philadelphia PA. She was the wife to the late Leo J. Porter who passed away in 2005 and the loving mother to her daughter, Joyce P. Sonsini and her son-in-law, Gregg....
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Devin J. McMearty

July 5, 2017

McMearty Devin J., of Elkins Park, on July 5th at the age of 22. Devin is survived by his loving parents Brian P. and Elizabeth L. (nee McMaster). Devin will also be greatly missed by his caring siblings; Andrew M., and Bridgette E. Devin was a proud graduate of St. Joseph's Prep Class of 2013 as well as a fulltime student at the Pennsylvania State University. Devin enjoyed music, reading,...
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George Varughese

July 5, 2017

George Varughese, 76, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on July 5th 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital, Newtown, Pennsylvania following a brief illness involving pulmonary fibrosis. He leaves his wife of almost 49 years, Aleyamma; his son, Santhosh and his wife, Jodi; his daughter, Shobha and her husband, Peter. George was a loving grandfather to his four grandchildren, Marisa and...
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Christopher L. "Chris" Dippolito

July 2, 1987 - July 4, 2017

Christopher L. Dippolito, "Chris", of West Norriton, passed away on July 4, 2017 at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery. He was 30 years old. Chris was born on July 2, 1987 to Philip F. Dippolito, Jr. and the late Lori A. Bloomer in Norristown PA. He graduated from Norristown Area High School in 2008 and was an employee for Developmental Enterprises Corporation. He loved playing on the computer...
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Marian G. (nee Laskey) Laskaris

February 22, 1922 - July 4, 2017

Marian G. Laskaris (nee Laskey) of Lansdale, passed away on Tuesday July 4, 2017. She was 95 years old. Born February 22, 1922 in Uniontown, PA, she was the daughter of the late George and Georgia (nee Kontakes) Laskey and the beloved wife of Ernest Laskaris. Marian was a very intelligent woman and had a talent for spelling and grammar. She loved flowers and watching birds. Marian adored...
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Caroline Costantino

July 3, 2017

Caroline Costantino, of East Norriton, passed away peacefully on Monday July 3, with her family by her side. She was 92 years old. Born January 12, 1925 in Conshohocken, she was the daughter of the late Carl and May (nee DeGregorio) Loconsole and the beloved wife of Anthony Costantino. In addition to her husband Anthony, Caroline is survived by her five children; Joseph (Cindy), Carolyn...
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William J. Kane, Sr.

July 3, 2017

Kane William J. Sr., passed away due to complications of cancer on Monday, July 3rd, at the age of 61. Born in Trenton, NJ and formerly of Levittown, PA and Aurora, CO; William was a current resident of Whiting, NJ. He enjoyed skiing, painting and carpentry. Was a talented precision tool and dye maker for many years. Preceded in death by his father, William Kane, William is survived by his...
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Mario F. Sorgini

January 13, 1956 - July 3, 2017

Mario F. Sorgini, of Norristown, passed away peacefully on Monday July 3, 2017. He was 61 years old. Born January 13, 1956 in Norristown, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Margaret (nee Carnevale) Sorgini and the long time companion of Nancy Chabaud. Mario was a long-time member of the Verdi Band, and played the clarinet. He was an avid coin collector and some of his hobbies were...
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Mildred E. Welsh

July 3, 2017

Mildred E. Welsh, 80, of Philadelphia, passed away on July 3, 2017. She is survived by her daughters Joanne Mulholland, Theresa Condran (Ed), and Sharon Welsh (Diane), her sister Joan Braun, grandchildren Danny, Jillian, Eddie, Milo, and Jane. Mildred's Life Celebration will be held on Monday, 6 to 8 pm, and on Tuesday, 11am to 12pm, at John F. Givnish Funeral Home, 10975 Academy Rd,...
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James H. "Jim" Montgomery III

August 15, 1983 - July 3, 2017

James H. Montgomery, III "Jim", of Phoenixville, went to be in God's loving care on Monday, July 3, 2017. He was 33 years old. Jim was born on August 15, 1983, to his devoted parents, James H. Montgomery, Jr. and Cynthia M. (nee Ellis) Montgomery in Norristown, PA. He was a 2002 graduate of Spring Ford High School along with attending and graduating from the Western Center for Technical Studies...
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Marilyn C. (nee Conklin) Deibler

July 2, 2017

Marilyn C. (Nee Conklin) Deibler, 89 of Langhorne passed away on July 2, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Grant Otto Deibler. Loving mother of Lynn D. Hector (Robert), Sharon Deibler and the late David G. and Denise E. Dintinger. Doting grandmother of 12, great grandmother of 12. Daughter in law Margery Deibler. Dear sister of Barbara Moeck and Fred Conklin Marilyn graduated from Millersville...
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Doris S. "Mee Mom" Gallizo

July 1, 2017

Doris "Mee Mom" S. Gallizo, 83, of Ventnor, NJ went home to be with the Lord, surrounded by her loving family on July 1, 2017. Born in Baltimore, MD she was the daughter of the late William and Thelma (Devers) McDaniel. Doris worked at Bally's Casino as a cashier for many years. She was very devout and she loved to attend Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Linwood, NJ. What most people...
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Jose Antonio Perez

July 1, 2017

Jose Antonio Perez was born on December 30, 1941 in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. He was the eldest of four children born to Edelmira Molina and Venanzio Perez. When Jose was still a young child, the family moved to New York City and then settled in Philadelphia. Jose attended Catholic schools in Philadelphia before embarking on a four year tour of duty with the United States Army in Vietnam. ...
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James "PePop" Erb

June 30, 2017

James Erb (a.k.a. PePop), 85, passed away with his family by his side on June 30th, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital, Newtown, Pennsylvania following a lengthy illness. He is survived by his daughters Sherrie Erb and Nancy Fosse, along with his 3 brothers and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. James was an Army veteran having served in the Korean War and dedicated over 35 years of his...
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Jane Marie Leflar

June 30, 2017

Jane Marie Leflar passed away peacefully at home in West Norriton on June 30, 2017 at age 63. Born February 20, 1954 in Norristown, Jane was the daughter of the late Elizabeth M. (Bartholomeo) and George J. Leflar Jr. Jane was the loving sister of Joyce A. Neeld (Alfred), George J. Leflar III (Tina), Susan A. Sobeck (the late Don Sobeck), Laura M. Leflar, and the late Thomas M. Leflar. Jane...
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Joan Marie (nee Smith) Coyle

October 2, 1931 - June 30, 2017

Joan Marie (nee Smith) Coyle passed away on June 30, 2017 following a brief illness. Loving and beloved mother and grandmother, sister and friend, She lived a very full life, and found great enjoyment spending time with her family and friends. Joan was born on October 2, 1931 in Philadelphia. She was the daughter of James Smith and Catherine Burns Smith. She was pre-deceased by her sister...
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Joanne J. (nee Kadas) Bradley

June 29, 2017

Joanne J. Bradley(nee Kadas) passed away on June 29, 2017 at the age of 77. Beloved wife of the late Donald C. Bradley, Sr.; loving mother of Donald, Jr. (Mary), Joanne Bradley-Daly (Charles) and the late Joseph Bradley; dear sister of Donna Rothman (Craig). Also survived by her 4 grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to Joanne's Life Celebration Monday, July 10th, beginning at 10...
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Michael A. Shankin

June 29, 2017

SHANKIN Michael A. Shankin, 38, of Philadelphia, passed away on June 29, 2017. Husband of the late Emily Wortmann and son of the late Alan and Arleen (nee Hartman) Shankin. Loving father to Hailey and Addison. Dear brother of Marc (Alexis). Son-in-law of Bruce and Cheri Wortmann. Brother-in-law of Adam (Alessandra) Wortmann and Sarah (Shaun) Hicks. Devoted uncle of Elliana Ferranto and...
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Nicholas F. Gerace

August 1, 1942 - June 29, 2017

Nicholas F. Gerace, 74 of East Norriton passed away peacefully on June 29, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Born August 1, 1942 in Philadelphia, Nicholas was the son of Frank and Frances Gerace. He was the loving husband of Patricia Gerace. Nick was the dear father to Patrick (Jody), Michael, and Nicholas (Kelli), devoted grandfather to Ian, Riley, Kaylee, Madeline, and Nicholas,...
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Rochelle "Shellie" (nee Klein) Zimmerman-Kretchman

June 29, 2017

Zimmerman-Kretchman Rochelle (nee Klein), lovingly known as "Shellie" passed away on June 29, 2017 at the age of 80 years. Shellie was beautiful, vivacious and young at heart always up on the latest fashions. She loved to knit and spending time with friends. Shellie was from Philadelphia where she and the late Eddie Zimmerman raised their three children Stevi Lyn Gasper, Lonnie Zimmerman (Mary...
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Patricia D. (nee Hudson) Helf

June 29, 2017

HELF Patricia D. (nee Hudson) of Philadelphia, on June 29th 2017 at the age of 85. Patricia is predeceased by her loving husband Joseph of 55 years. Patricia will be greatly missed by her loving children Cheryl Helf, and Robert Helf (Leslie), as well as by her sister Louise Bender (Albert). Patricia will always be remembered for her support and generosity to her loved ones and furry family....
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Roy Bowen

June 28, 2017

Roy Bowen, 74, passed away peacefully with family by his side on June 28th, 2017. He died of natural causes. Roy was the owner of Bowen's Barber Shop for over 20yrs. He was the heart and soul of the barber shop. He had an uncanny ability to touch everyone around him with his sense of humor, his smile and his big heart. Roy was a daily fixture in the shop – he loved to sit in his favorite...
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Rhoda W. Brown

June 27, 2017

Rhoda W. Brown, Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Rhoda W. Brown led a life of joyful grace that spanned almost nine decades of service to her Lord Jesus Christ, in whom she trusted for salvation as a child. The Bible lit her path through life and inspired her to trust God wholeheartedly all her days. On June 27, 2017, Rhoda left behind her failing body to take on a heavenly one. "I consider that...
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Dennis J. McFadden

June 27, 2017

Dennis J. McFadden, of Doylestown passed away unexpectedly, peacefully with his family by his side Tuesday June 27, 2017. He was 78. Dennis is survived by his wife Anita (Agnes Holt) McFadden; Children, Dennis J. McFadden, III (Eileen) of Glenside, Margaret Jean Cross (Peter) of Honolulu, Susan Elizabeth Quirk (John) of Glenside and John H. McFadden (Jennifer) of Doylestown. He is also...
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Marion E. Shetzley

June 27, 2017

Marion E. Shetzley passed away peacefully at Wesley Enhanced Living, Doylestown on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 with family by her side. A few weeks shy of 91, she was born in Philadelphia on July 16, 1926, the daughter of Hope and Hope Morrison Conkle. She was preceded in death by her sister Grace and her beloved husband of 63 years, Carl. After graduating from West Philadelphia High School, she...
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Lynette Marie Zahirnyi

June 27, 2017

Lynette Marie Zahirnyi, 68 of Doylestown, PA., passed away peacefully on June 27, 2017 at home with her loving husband, Chet, and her sons, Marc and Matt by her side. Lynette formerly resided in Newtown, PA for over 30 years. Lynette was a former employee of New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company for 28 years. Over the years she enjoyed an active lifestyle. She enjoyed bowling, skiing ...
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Margie Ellen (nee Bynon) Sullivan

June 27, 2017

Sullivan Margie Ellen (ńee Bynon) passed peacefully in her sleep on Monday June 27, 2017. She will be remembered for her kind presence and her gifts of love and giving to all. She is preceded in death by her husband Harry Sullivan and several brothers and sisters. She is survived by her three children Timothy Sullivan (Henry), Paul Sullivan (Michelle), and Susan Mealey (Joseph), her...
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Howard George Kohler

June 27, 2017

Howard George Kohler, 73, of Palmyra, NJ, died on June 27, 2017 at Capital Health, Hopewell, NJ. Born in Trenton, NJ George was a lifelong New Jersey resident. George is a graduate of Trenton Central High School and a veteran of the US Air Force serving during the Vietnam War in the Pacific Theater. He was a 20 year employee of Delaval Corp. in Trenton and retired from the East Winsor...
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Ryan Patrick Reed

June 26, 2017

REED Ryan Patrick, suddenly on June 26, 2017, age 37. Devoted son of Clement D. Reed and Gail E. (nee Palagruto), loving brother of Heather R. (Mike) O'Mara, cherished uncle of Shane and Luke O'Mara, dear nephew of Lynn (Joe) Davis, Joy Palagruto (Dan Urban), June (Jack) Dowling, Joan (Jim) McDonnell and Carol (Bob) Lincoln. Ryan was a 5th grade math teacher at MaST Community Charter School in N...
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Johnnie Mae (nee Massey) Henderson

October 6, 1938 - June 25, 2017

Johnnie Mae Henderson, nee Massey, died quietly on Sunday, June 25, 2017. She was born October 3, 1938 in Philadelphia, PA to John Edward Massey and an unknown woman, and was adopted by Olive Ruth Pierce Massey. Johnnie, in one word, was BRILLIANT. Sharp-minded and sharp-tongued, she was creative in everything, including her misbehavior. While visiting cousins in rural South Carolina, she was...
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Jane L. (nee Martello) Hayes

March 21, 1947 - June 25, 2017

Jane L. Hayes (nee Martello) of Limerick, passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Seasons Hospice at Phoenixville Hospital. She was 70 years old. Born at Montgomery Hospital in Norristown on March 21, 1947, Jane was the oldest daughter of her beloved parents, the late Raymond R. and Pauline (nee McBride) Martello. She is survived by her three loving children; Kelly Shubert wife of Scott,...
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Mary Kathlyn Urion

June 25, 2017

Urion Mary Kathlyn, of Morrisville PA, passed away on Sunday, June 25th, surrounded by loved ones. She was 77. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Walter, Kathy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. The most important thing in Kathy's life was her family. She will be sadly missed her children Cynthia (Randy), Christopher (Jan), and David (Christine). She is also...
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Edward J. Powers III

June 24, 2017

Edward J. Powers III, 46, passed away peacefully, and he would ask you to be kind to the people you meet. Edward is survived by his parents, Ed and Andrea Powers, his daughter Nicolette, his brother Douglas, and his sister Susan (Tony). Relatives and friends are invited to Edward's Life Celebration on Thursday, July 6, from 5:00pm to 6:30pm, at John F. Givnish Funeral Home, 10975 Academy...
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Margaret L. Eckbold

June 24, 2017

Margaret L. Eckbold, 82, of Somers Point passed peacefully away on Saturday June 24, 2017. Margaret was born in Pleasantville to the late John and Margaret Horton. Margaret is a graduate of Ocean City High School. She received her Bachelor's degree from King's College in NY and her Master's Degree in Education from Glassboro State College, now known as Rowan University. Margaret was a Girl...
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Joseph Takach

June 24, 2017

Joseph Takach, 57, of Brigantine passed away suddenly on Saturday June 24, 2017. Joe was born in Trenton to the late Gene and Ann Takach. He was very athletic when he was younger. Joe was an outstanding hockey goal tender attending Flyers Hockey Camp. Joe helped operate his family's business, the Beach Bar in Brigantine. Joe was known for his love of family, fishing and his famous Joe Tak's...
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Albina Filipczak

August 29, 1927 - June 23, 2017

Albina Filipczak was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was born in Swedesburg Pennsylvania on August 29 1927 as the second daughter of Francis and Anthony Polchlopek. Her sisters include Marie, Helen and Josephine. She grew up in the Frankfort neighborhood of Philadelphia. Albina graduated second in her high school class and received a scholarship to Temple...
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Leonard J. Baldino

June 23, 2017

Leonard J. Baldino passed away on June 23, 2017 at the age of 83. Beloved husband of the late Mary G. (nee Dougherty); loving father of Patricia Marsala (James), Cindy Wiley (Ken), Charlene Daidone (Albert) and Lenore Schmid (Lou). Also survived by his 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Leonard proudly served his country during the Korean War in the Marine Corps. He was the treasurer for...
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Pablo Pouleres

June 22, 2017

Pablo Pouleres, 50, of Absecon passed peacefully on Thursday June 22, 2017 with his family by his side. Pablo was born in Jamaica Queens NY on June 8, 1967 to George and Vilma (nee Merced) Pouleres. He is survived by the love of his life Joanne, his parents George and Vilma, his son Dimitrios and his daughter Danielle. Pablo is also survived by his siblings Konstantinos Pouleres, Eugenia...
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George E. Ciervo

June 22, 2017

George E. Ciervo, of Phila., passed away on June 22, 2017 at the age of 94. Loving father of George E. Ciervo Jr., Denise Hayes, Lynne Ciervo and the late Glenn Ciervo; cherished grandfather of George E. Ciervo III, Christopher Hayes and Nicholas Ciervo. He is also survived by 4 great-grandchildren. George is an alumni of Girard College of Philadelphia, Class of January 1940, after which he...
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John M. Welsh

June 21, 2017

John M. Welsh, of Pineville, passed away on June 21, 2017 at his home in New Hope following a lengthy illness. He was the son of John Joseph Welsh and Dorothy Walker Welsh (Worthington). He was the beloved husband of Agnes Dohan Welsh for 49 years, father of Mary Elizabeth (Welsh) Osbeck (Jason) and grandfather of Elizabeth Anne Osbeck and John Welsh Osbeck. He is survived by his sister...
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Patricia A. (nee Hysore) Griffith

August 19, 1937 - June 20, 2017

Patricia A. Griffith (nee Hysore) passed peacefully into the arms of her Savior and rejoined her beloved husband on June 20, 2017. She was surround by her loving family. Born August 19, 1937 to the late June Hysore (nee Shulenberger) she was step-daughter to the late Milton Hysore. Patricia was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Raymond R. Griffith Sr. Loving mother to Jo Ann...
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Helen J. (nee Martorelli) Gross

June 19, 2017

Helen J. (Martorelli) Gross, 72, of Philadelphia, PA, passed away on Monday, June 19, 2017 at Abington Hospice of Warminster with her son by her side. She was the daughter of the late Angelo and Helen (Monaco) Martorelli. Helen was happily retired and enjoyed spending time in her pool as well as with family and friends. Helen is survived by her son Robert Gross (Kris Gilchrist) of...
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Kathy Jean Lingo

June 18, 2017

Lingo, Kathy Jean, age 55 on June 18, 2017. Loving Daughter of the late Catherine and Howard Lingo. Kathy is survived by her siblings Carol Anne Lingo, Rodney James Lingo (Nadine), Kenneth Howard Lingo (Joanne), and Debbie Fallen-Mc Andrew (Jack). She also is survived by 7 nieces and nephews, Jason Lingo, Scott Lingo, Jessica Byrne (nee' Fallen), Dawn Nemeth (nee' Lingo), Crystal Murdock ...
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Frederick W. Crown, Jr.

June 18, 2017

Frederick W Crown Jr. passed away at the age of 70 on June 18, 2017. Fred was born in Philadelphia on April 8, 1947 to Frederick and Catharine Crown. He was a graduate of St. Leo School and Fr. Judge High School. He served in the Army Reserves and through the years pursued several professions, most recently as a computer consultant in software systems. He had a great curiosity about many...
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Eugene Joseph "Gene" Salvadore

June 17, 2017

Eugene Joseph Salvadore, 90, of Newtown, PA, died on June 17, 2017, at Doylestown Hospital. Born in Philadelphia and formerly of Penndel, Gene was a 60 year resident of Newtown. Gene is a proud Navy Veteran of WWII under Admiral Nimitz stationed at Pearl Harbor. He worked as a plumber with his brother Jim. He was a surveyor from Pickering Courts and Summerson, and Korman Corp. where he later...
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LeRoy B. Jones

September 17, 1933 - June 17, 2017

LeRoy B. Jones Sunrise: September 17, 1933 Sunset: June 17, 2017 LeRoy was a retired Philadelphia Mounted Police Officer, ARMY veteran of the Korean War, and loving family man. LeRoy was the first African American to retire as a member of the Mounted Division of the Philadelphia Police Department; where he received at least 6 citations for...
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Donald C. McCarty

June 17, 2017

Donald C. McCarty, 71, of Brigantine, NJ entered into rest surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA he was the son of the late Charles and Margaret (Harner) McCarty. He was the loving husband of Karen Alice (Davis) McCarty whom he spent 51 wonderful years of marriage with. Donald was a truck driver for most of his life working for Edgcomb Metals in...
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Mary Ann Greve

December 23, 1940 - June 17, 2017

Mary Ann Greve, formerly of East Norriton, PA, recently residing at Elm Terrace Gardens, Lansdale PA, peacefully passed away on June 17, 2017. She was the beloved wife of Robert W. (Bob) Greve, Sr. She was born on Dec 23, 1940 in Cleveland Ohio, the daughter of the late Paul and Irene (Wilso) Keller. She and Bob would have celebrated 58 years of marriage on August 1, 2017.  She is survived...
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John J. Cush

June 17, 2017

John J. Cush, age 67, of Philadelphia, passed away on June 17, 2017. John was retired from 35 years of service to Fox Chase Cancer Center and was also a proud veteran of the US Navy. He was the beloved husband for 35 years of Kitty Cush (nee Smith) and devoted father of John J. "Jack", Jr., Caitlin, Courtney & Kelly. Dear brother of Joseph E., Kathleen Griffiths, Michael, Joan Marion, Nancy...
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Jose Escriva Hernandez

June 24, 1998 - June 16, 2017

Jose Escriva Hernandez June 24, 1998 - June 16, 2017 Jose Escriva Hernandez, 18, passed away on June 16, 2017 at San Diego, California. Jose ("Jobo" as his family and some close friends would know him) was born on June 24, 1998 in Manila, Philippines to Johnny and Rosario Hernandez. He migrated to the United States with his family on December of 2004. Jose attended Central High School and...
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William C Hobbs

June 16, 2017

William C. Hobbs 1926-2017 William C. Hobbs passed away peacefully early Friday morning June 16, 2017 after a rapid decline in his health. He remained active well into his 91st year when health issues became a problem but was well enough to celebrate his birthday with family. Bill was predeceased by his wife Rose and daughter Carol and is survived by his four children Lynn Wysor...
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Merritt "Pete" A. Miller

June 15, 2017

Merritt "Pete" A. Miller of Norristown, PA passed away peacefully on June 15, 2017 following a battle with cancer.  Pete was born in Port Kennedy, PA on May 26, 1936, the son of the late Earle and Emma Miller.  He was the loving husband of Irene Miller, father of Frank and Donald Miller, and grandfather of seven children.  Pete was a graduate of Upper Merion High School, class of 1955. Pete...
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Robert J. Piselli

June 15, 2017

Robert J. Piselli, 61 of Boynton Beach, FL passed away on June 15, 2017. Beloved husband of Rosemarie E. Brady. Loving father of Dana M. Hembree (Jason) and Desiree Bonkoski (Keith). Doting grandfather of Ella Grace,Owen, and Ava Rose. Dear brother of Linda M. Pension (Gene). Relatives and friends are invited to Bob's Life Celebration Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 10-11AM at St Anslem Church, 12670...
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Paul Anthony Scarafone,, Jr.

February 27, 1991 - June 15, 2017

Paul Anthony Scarafone, Jr., 26, of Trooper, PA, passed away after a long battle with addiction Thursday, June 15, 2017. He was born on February 27, 1991, in Norristown. Paul was the son of Paul Anthony Scarafone, Sr., and Tim and Jennifer (nee Lenzi) Carfrey. Paul was a 2009 graduate of both Methacton High School and North Montco Technical Institute focusing on Culinary Arts. Upon...
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Janet A. (nee McGuire) Schrack

June 14, 2017

Janet A. Schrack (née McGuire) of Baltimore passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, with members of her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph E. Schrack of Norristown, with whom she shared 32 wonderful years of marriage. Born March 10, 1943, in Norristown, Janet was the daughter of Margaret Mary "Peg" McGuire (née O'Toole) and her husband, John Thomas ...
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Juanita E. (nee McNeely) Murray

June 14, 2017

Juanita E. (nee McNeely) Murray, retired supervisor and manager of the Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia, PA died in her home on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. She was 69 years old. Juanita loved her work and was dedicated to providing excellent service to all of her guests. Juanita was born on March 21, 1948 to the late Pauline Walker. McNeely and Rudolph E. McNeely, Sr. in Philadelphia, PA....
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Robert E. Pride

June 14, 2017

PRIDE Robert E., of Philadelphia, on June 14th 2017 at the age of 85. Robert is survived by his loving wife Margaret (nee Sweeney) of 63 years. Robert will also be greatly missed by his six children; Robert Jr. (Denise), Patricia Thieringer (Joe), John (Sandy), Michael (Bobby Ann), Paul (June), and Peter. Robert also leaves behind an impressive legacy in his nine grandchildren; Kevin (Kathleen...
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Mary Monica "Mimi" (nee Murphy) Garber

June 14, 2017

Few live life with as much joy, compassion, and generosity as Mary Monica "Mimi" Garber (nee Murphy). Impossible to encapsulate such an incredible woman, Monica touched countless lives in profound ways whether it was an uplifting smile, a therapeutic ear, or the shirt off her back. She passed in peace, surrounded by family, on Wednesday (June 14, 2017) at the age of 63. Our time with her was too...
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Mary A. McGill, (née Blaney)

June 13, 2017

Mary A. McGill (née Blaney), died peacefully at Frederick Living, surrounded by her family on June 13, 2017. She was 87 years old. Mary is survived by her children, James McGill Jr. and wife, Fé, Mary Ann McGill Muller and husband, John, and Michael McGill and wife, Deborah; her five grandchildren, John Muller and wife, Karen, Mark Muller, Timothy McGill, Hope McGill, and Matthew McGill; her...
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Edith C. "GG" (nee Conyers) Earley

June 13, 2017

Edith C. "GG" (nee Conyers) Earley, on June 13, 2017, age 93. Beloved wife of the late Leo A., Jr., loving mother of Janet Sebastian (Bill), Leo A., III (Debbie), Chuck, Mary Jane Dugan (Jim), Jim (Trina Sauers), and the late Patricia Ann Earley, dear sister of Charles Conyers (Ruth), sister-in-law of Helen Horn and Julia McDevitt, cherished "Grandmom" of 16, "GG" of 13. Edie had been an active...
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Joseph Anthony Verdi

June 13, 2017

Joseph Anthony Verdi of Levittown, PA formerly of Stanhope, NJ passed away at home with his family by his side on Tuesday June 13th at the age of 83. Joseph was born to Philomena (Esposito) and Augustine Verdi on July 28, 1933 in Netcong, NJ. Joseph enlisted in the US Army from 1953-1955 and served with the 1924 22nd EOD SQD in the Korean conflict. He retired from Picatinny Arsenal in June...
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Alice Price Dorsey

June 12, 2017

Alice Price Dorsey of Langhorne, PA went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, June 12, 2017. She was 92. Born in Trenton, NJ she was the daughter of the late Edgar S. Price, Sr. and Annabelle Vaughn Price. Alice was retired from the Internal Revenue Service. She was a member of the Bethlehem A.M.E. Church, Langhorne, where she was a stewardess, Sunday School Superintendent, a...
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Robert E. Yarnall, Jr. "Bob"

June 12, 2017

Robert E. Yarnall, Jr. "Bob", of Plymouth Meeting, passed away on Monday, June 12, 2017 surrounded by family. He was 81 years old. Bob was born on June 18, 1935 to the late Robert E. Yarnall, Sr. and Edna Mae (nee Julius) Yarnall in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia. He was a 1953 graduate of Roxborough High School where he met and later married his high school sweetheart, Edith E. Yarnall ...
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Kenneth Edward Werner

June 11, 2017

Kenneth Edward Werner, age 95, passed away on June 11, 2017 at his home in Langhorne, Pa. He was predeceased by his brother, David and his sister Lois Werner.   Kenneth was married to the light of his life, Barbara B. Werner, for 64 years, she passed away on Jan. 1, 2008.  Ken attended Drexel University in Philadelphia and graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.  Ken served in...
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Wilbert McCarty

November 28, 1925 - June 11, 2017

McCarty Wilbert, age 92, of Warrington passed away on June 11, 2017. Beloved husband of Margaret (nee Linder). Loving father of Lorraine Bucci (Joe), William R. (Beth), Thomas F. (Debbie), David C., Douglas E. (Jennifer), Roxanne McCarty (David) and Leo E. (Kim). Dear Grandpop of Alyssa R. Edwards (Jason), Lauren, Timothy, Breanna, David, Kevin, Kathryn, Ryan, Daniel McCarty and step-grandchild...
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Marcia Feeney

June 11, 2017

Longtime Bucks County resident Marcia Feeney, 85, died this weekend at Pickering Manor in Newtown. Marcia was born on Long Island, New York and grew up in Brattleboro, Vermont. She attended Emerson College in Boston and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Speech and Drama. Later, she attended Ohio State University where she earned a Master's degree in Speech Pathology. After her graduation...
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