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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

Albert "Al" Franceschino

February 23, 2017

FRANCESCHINO Albert "Al" age 89. February 23, 2017. Loving husband of Norma (nee Mariano). Loving father of Carol(Guy), and Albert, Jr. (Lydia) Franceschino. Pop-Pop of Rachel and Carly. Also survived by cousins nephews and nieces. Relatives and friends are invited to Albert's Life Celebration Thursday March 2, 2017 beginning 9AM at Presentation B.V.M Church 100 Old Soldiers Road...
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Doris R. (nee Young) Bell

February 20, 2017

Doris R. Bell (nee Young) formerly of Philadelphia on February 20 at the age of 89. Adored wife of 63 years to Frank who recently preceded her in death, loving Mother to Francis "Tony" (Annette) Bell Jr. and Regina (George) Kneib, Grandmother to Kristopher (Karen) Kneib and Great Grandmother to their four beautiful children. Beloved sister to Loretta (John) Transue, Franklin Young and the late...
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Faith McGahan, GNSH

February 20, 2017

Sister Faith McGahan, GNSH, 79, died at St. Joseph Manor on 2/20/17 in the 62nd year of her religious life. For more than 58 years she was involved in teaching and the administrative aspects of education. Loved by students, parents and colleagues, she was a welcome presence with her cheerful smile and sympathetic ear throughout her years of ministry. Born to George E and Catherine Wilson...
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Julia H. Hayes

February 19, 2017

Julia H. Hayes, a life-long resident of Langhorne, PA died on Sunday February 19, 2017 at the age of 94. Julia was born in Newtown, PA to the late John and Gertrude Derry Hopkins. She was a beautician for many years and loved to play pinnacle. Julia retired from General Motors in 1971. Julia was regarded as the Mother of Macedonia Baptist Church where she served as a Trustee and Financial...
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Bernese I. Nicolai

February 19, 2017

Bernese I. Nicolai, 89, of Philadelphia passed away on February 19, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Charles W. Nicolai, Sr. Loving mother of Joanne I. Clothier (Robert), Christine I. Warmingham (Ron), Charles "Bucky" W. Nicolai, Jr. (Mary) and the late Bernese "Bunny" Nicolai. Doting grandmother of Amanda, Allison, Bucky, Marykate, Jimmy, Elizabeth and Matthew. Proud great grandmother of Connor...
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Anna T. (Aleksiejczyk) McFadden

February 19, 2017

McFadden Anna T. (nee Aleksiejczyk) on Feb. 19, 2017, age 78. Beloved wife for 57 years to Martin J. McFadden, Sr., loving mother of Martin, Jr (Patricia), Michaeline DeGregorio (Paul), Frank (the late Denise), Janice (Hope), Paul, Beth Anne McFadden, Annette Snock (Jim) and the late Eric, dear sister of Josephine Siwinski and Rita Fritz, cherished grandmother of 14, great grandmother of 3. ...
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Epifania (nee Irizarry) Asencio

February 18, 2017

Asencio Epifania (nee Irizarry), passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 18th, at the age of 98. Preceded in death by her sons Herson and Robert Asencio, and daughter-in-law Angela, Epifania is survived by her son Ovidio (Jennie) Asencio, and daughters Elizabeth (Victor) Vallejo and Erminia (Wilfredo) Ramirez, 11 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her daughter...
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Margaret H. (nee Hussain) Gill

February 18, 2017

Gill, Margaret H. (nee Hussain) age 72. Went to be the Lord, her God, on February 18, 2017. Loving mother of Sharon Jindal, Shaun(Linzi)Gill and Shaleem(Sara)Gill. Grandmother "Dadi" of Alivia, Jordan, Ellison, and Julian. Grandmother "Nani" of Maha, Sehar, Sara, and Yowel. Great Grandmother of Sharai. Sister of Steven Dhinna, and Zarina Mandody. Devoted Auntie to Aamer and Uzma. Margaret...
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Harry L. Beisswenger

February 18, 2017

BEISSWENGER Harry L. February 18, 2017. Age 81. Loving husband of Elva M. (nee Mayer). Devoted father of Harry(Kari), Robert(Andrea) Beisswenger, and the late Betsy Beisswenger Madera. Grandfather of Abigal, Emily, William, and Bridget. Brother of Marcia Schwefler, Dr. Paul J. Beisswenger, and the late Georgia Galeski. Also survived by cousins nephews and nieces. Harry was the founder and...
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John I. Fitzgerald, Jr.

February 18, 2017

John I. Fitzgerald, Jr. passed away on February 18, 2017 at the age of 82. He was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy R. (nee Przybyszewski); the loving father of Gary Fitzgerald and Kimberly Graff (nee Fitzgerald); the cherished grandfather of Lauren, Melanie, Kevin, Keri and Kyle; the dear brother of Betty Hibbs and uncle of Susan Boeggeman (Chuck) and Nancy Falcone (Claude). Relatives...
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Marilyn I. Michel

August 18, 1931 - February 17, 2017

Marilyn I. Michel of Conshohocken, passed away at home on Friday February 17, 2017. She was 85 years old. Marilyn worked for 42 years at the Federal Reserve in Philadelphia. She was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling. Marilyn was a member of the Red Hat Society and First Presbyterian Church of Norristown. Born August 18, 1931 in Philadelphia, she was the beloved wife of the late Charles E....
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Kristi Lynn Graf

February 17, 2017

Graf Kristi Lynn, on February 17, 2017, passed at the age of 25. Kristi will be truly and greatly missed by her loving parents Michael Sr. and Mary (Kelly) as well as her brother Michael Jr., and her sister Kimberly (Greg). Kristi will be remembered for her beautiful personality, loving kind soul, and amazing talent as vocalist. Kristi loved seeing live music...especially Phish. She was an...
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Louis M. (nee Drazich) Amorosi

February 17, 2017

AMOROSI Louis M. (nee Drazich), of Philadelphia, on February 17th, 2017 at the age of 77. Survived by her loving husband Joseph for 56 years. Louise will also be missed by her sons Joseph (Linda), Chris (late Dawnmarie Dominski) as well as her three grandchildren Josey, Brian, Melissa and two great grandchildren Julianna and Mason. Relatives and friends are invited to Louise's Life...
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Marian (Hunt) Duffey

February 17, 2017

Duffey, Marian (nee Hunt) on February 17, 2017, aged 92, of Philadelphia. Beloved wife of the late Daniel E. Duffey. Loving Mother of Anne Marie (Bob Cunningham ), Daniel (Lisa), Eileen (Frank Bernt), Michael (Carol), Joseph (Donna), Thomas (Maggie), John Paul and Rosemary (Carmen Ezzo) Dear Grandmom of 25 and Great-Grandmom of 13. She is also survived by her sister Theresa Imms, and many nieces...
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Walter Lawton, Sr.

February 17, 2017

Lawton Walter, Sr. went home to be with the Lord Friday, February 17th, surrounded by his loving family; he was 88. Born in Bristol, Pa, Walter was one of several children to the late G. Harry and Mary Lawton. A skilled carpenter, Walter was a proud member of the Carpenters Union for 65 years and in 1953 built his own home, at which his family still lives. Walter was also a member of the ROMEOs;...
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Anthony J. Bono "Tony"

February 17, 2017

Anthony J. Bono "Tony", of Quakertown and formerly of Norristown, passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his family. He was 77 years old. Tony was born on October 18, 1939 to the late Augustus and Josephine (nee Cottone) Bono in Norristown PA. He worked as a truck driver and in his free time enjoyed horse racing, mowing the lawn, smoking cigars, and being with his...
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Rose Lousinian

February 16, 2017

Rose Lousinian, 83, of Brigantine passed away after a brief illness on Thursday February 16, 2017. Rose was born in Philadelphia Pa. She was employed for over 30 years at Ocean Beverage in Brigantine. Rose was a member of St Sahog and St Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church in Wynnewood Pa. Rose was the beloved wife of the late Albert Lousinian. She is survived by her daughter Donna McElwee and...
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Christopher J. Murphy

February 16, 2017

Murphy Christopher J., passed away Thursday, February 16th, at the age of 52. Born in Bristol, PA, Chris is preceded in death by his parents Paul Sr. and Patricia Murphy, and his brother, Paul Murphy, Jr. Chris is survived by his beloved wife, Gail (nee Williams) and his brother, Mark Murphy (Keri). He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Jo Ann Williams, several nieces and nephews and his...
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Thomas E. Swaney

July 24, 1939 - February 16, 2017

Thomas E. Swaney, of Blue Bell, passed away on Thursday February 16, 2017 with his family by his side. He was 77 years old. Born July 24, 1939 in Detroit, MI, he was the son of the late Charles and Beatrice (nee Turner) Swaney and the beloved husband of Patricia (nee Olle) Swaney. Tom was a veteran of the US Marine Corp. and gave 30 years of dedicated service to Unisys. He enjoyed playing...
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Joan T. (Taylor) Fritz

February 16, 2017

Fritz (nee Taylor) Joan T., of Willow Grove, passed away on February 16th, 2017 at the age of 73. She was the loving wife of Thomas Fritz; beloved mother of Emily Cerrone (Michael), and Carolynn Costanzo (Val), and devoted nana to Lexi, Charlotte, Max, and Spencer. Family and Friends are invited to Joan's Life Celebration at the Craft / Givnish Life Celebration Home, 1801 Old York Rd.,...
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Philomena A. (Fioravanti) Patrick

February 7, 1940 - February 16, 2017

Philomena A. Patrick (nee Fioravanti), passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, she was 77 years old. Philomena was born on February 7, 1940 to the late Emedio and Anterina Fioravanti in Philadelphia, PA. She was a 1957 graduate of John B. Hallahan High School and was the loving wife to Joseph J. Patrick with whom she was married. Philomena was also a...
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Harold E. Radcliffe

January 8, 1939 - February 16, 2017

Harold E. Radcliffe of Collegeville passed away peacefully on Thursday February 16, 2017. He was 78 years old. Born January 8, 1939 in Norristown, he was the son of the late Harold B. and Margaret (nee Ziegler) Radcliffe and the beloved husband of Joanne (nee Stifnell) Radcliffe, with whom he shared 57 years of marriage. Harold's early years were spent as a machinist and worked at the Naval...
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Edward "Leo" Bacerra

February 15, 2017

Edward "Leo" Bacerra of Philadelphia, passed away peacefully, on February 15th 2017 at the age of 64 Edward is survived by his loving wife Dolorita (nee Rivera) for 36 years. Edward leaves behind an impressive legacy through his six loving children; Dally (late Jose), E.J. ( Yelena), Anthony (Rachel), Mikron (Laura), Iana (James), and J.C.( Breanna) as well as his six adoring grandchildren. ...
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Claire F. Kilpatrick

January 20, 1932 - February 15, 2017

Claire F. Kilpatrick passed away peacefully on February 15, 2017 at age 85. Born January 20, 1932 in Norristown, Claire was the daughter of Agnes (Franzen) and John McDermott. She remained a life-long resident and raised her family along with her beloved husband, William J. Kilpatrick Sr. who passed away in 1997. Claire was the loving mother of Eileen J. Kennedy (John), William J. Kilpatrick...
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Patrick "Patty" Gallagher

February 14, 2017

Gallagher Patrick "Patty," of Philadelphia, on February 14th at the age of 55. Patrick will be greatly missed by his loving brothers Charles (Jean) and Leo (Joan), as well as his two nieces Marielle and Brianna. Patrick was preceded in death by his parents John and Jean and his brothers John and Michael. Patrick will always be remembered for being very giving of himself and always being...
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Charles M. Shorten

February 14, 2017

Charles M. Shorten passed on February 14th, at the age of 77, surrounded by his family. Charles is predeceased by his loving wife Dolores (nee O'Donnell) of 54 years, and survived by his five caring sons; William, Michael (Mary), James (Linda), Joseph (Julie), and Charles. Charles will also be greatly missed by his grandchildren Krystal (Raymond), James Jr., James B.(Ruth), Nicole, Heather,...
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Joseph Semon

February 14, 2017

Joseph Semon passed away on Feb. 14th, at 93 years old. Joe was born in Pennsylvania & grew up in Green Point, Brooklyn. He was one of ten children. He lived in West Hempstead, Long Island for 45 years before retiring to Buckingham, Pa in 1996. He is survived by his loving wife Marion of 72 yrs, daughter's Carol (Paul) Toth, Lauren (Andy) Rizzo & son Joseph, 2 grand daughters, Paula (Lake...
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James F. Kaewell

February 14, 2017

James F. Kaewell passed away on February 14, 2017 at the age of 90. Beloved husband of the late Denise M. DeMarteleare; loving father of Stephen, Gerald (Virginia) and Denise Hannigan (Tom); also survived by his 8 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and his sister, Eleanor Gidzinski. James proudly served his country in the Army during World War II. Relatives and friends are invited to James'...
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Virginia "Ginny" (Waters) Hilton

February 14, 2017

Hilton, Virginia "Ginny" (nee Waters), of Northfield passed away on February 14, 2017. She was born in Atlantic City, N. J. and was an area resident for her whole life. Virginia loved her family and took great pride in planning for and entertaining her many friends, especially those in the "Lucy Group". Virginia graduated from Glassboro State College in 1966 with a Bachelors degree in...
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Joan Ellen Hartig

August 21, 1930 - February 14, 2017

Joan Ellen Hartig, daughter of the late Catherine Lonergan and Thomas Birmingham of County Kilkenny, Ireland, was born the last of eleven siblings on August 21, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York. She attended private and public schools in New York, graduating with a nursing degree from Long Island College in September of 1951. Joan moved to Yardley, PA from New York in April of 1995. She was united...
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Alfred "Al" Semanyk

February 13, 2017

Al Semanyk, 55, of Philadelphia, passed away on February 13, 2017. He was a happy, giving person and a friend to many. He was the loving brother of Patricia Ciserella (Robert), the late Michael, Margaret Munin (the late Paul), William, Robert...
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Mary C. (Hogan) McGinn

February 13, 2017

Mary C. McGinn (nee Hogan) passed away on February 13, 2017, at the age of 85. Beloved wife of the late Anthony E. McGinn; loving mother of Linda McGinn (Jamie Wermuth) and the late Anthony McGinn, Jr., Kathleen McGinn, Timothy McGinn and Kelly Muchnick; cherished daughter of the late Joseph and Katherine Hogan; dear sister of Jim Hogan and the late Anne Poole and Joseph Hogan, Jr. Mary is also...
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Arthur Thompson Small

July 26, 1928 - February 13, 2017

Arthur Thompson Small, of Levittown, Pennsylvania, died on Monday, February 13, 2017. He was 88. Arthur was born on July 26, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended Upper Darby High School and graduated in 1947. Arthur worked as a Dental Technician his entire career and dedicated himself to his work. He also served in this capacity in the United States Naval Reserve for nearly 8 years. He...
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Constance Joy (McConnell) Wissman

February 12, 2017

Constance Joy (McConnell) Wissman, 72 of Panama City Beach, FL formerly of Philadelphia passed away on February 12, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of Harry J. Wissman III. Loving mother of Kim Koep (Bruce), Harry J. Wissman, IV (Sandra), Lynn Wissman (Patten Ondishko), Stephen Wissman (Celeste) and Jennifer King (Brian). Also survived by 18 grandchildren, 6 great...
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Harold (Hal) Becker

February 11, 2017

Harold (Hal) Becker, 95, of Newtown, formerly of Hatboro, passed away on February 11, 2017 at Chandler Hall. A civil engineer, Hal received his BS in 1946, from Duke University, where he was phi beta kappa, president and valedictorian of his graduating class, and his MS from Lehigh University. His long professional career spanned early projects like the New Jersey Turnpike and later Atlantic...
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Sister Jean Vogel, GNSH

January 21, 1926 - February 10, 2017

Sister Jean Vogel, GNSH, 91, formerly Sister Stella Maris, died 2/10/2017 at St. Joseph's Manor in the 64th year of religious life. This lifelong educator served in faculty and administrative positions at the elementary, secondary and college levels and was engaged in adult education in parish and diocesan settings. She received her BS in Elementary Education from Geneseo State Teachers College...
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Gary Leo McGinnis (Sharky)

February 10, 2017

Gary Leo McGinnis (Sharky), 54, of Cinnaminson, NJ, formerly of Philadelphia, passed away on Friday, February 10, 2017. Gary was the loving husband of Maryann Kennedy, to whom he was married for 26 years, and a devoted and adoring father to Erin and Shannon McGinnis. He was predeceased by his parents, David and Catherine McGinnis, his sisters, Anne Marie and Arleen, and his brother, Richie...
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Anna Marie Ochnich

February 9, 2017

Anna Marie Ochnich passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family and close friends on February 9, 2017. Born in Norristown, Anna Marie was the daughter of the late Jacob and Marie Arena Ochnich. Anna Marie will be deeply missed by her loving daughter Lisa Ann DiGuglielmo Morasco (Wade Fulmer) and her son Anthony M. DiGuglielmo, grandchildren Jennifer Morasco White (Ken White), Justin...
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Mercedes "Mercy" Santos

February 9, 2017

SANTOS Mercedes "Mercy" age 46, February 9, 2017. Loving wife of Eric A Santos, Sr. Devoted mother of Eric A. Jr., Adam, Adriana, and Adrian Santos. Daughter of Angel Luis(the late Angela)Torres. Daughter-in-law of Myrna(the late Hector) Santos. Sister of Yvonne, Angel, and Jessica. Aunt to Cecily, Leonardo, Isabella, Ivan, Angel Jr., Alexandra, Cerena,Angela and Daniel. She will be missed by...
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Lois Mae (Ottinger) Richter

February 8, 2017

Lois Mae (Ottinger) Richter, of Sellersville, PA passed peacefully on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ surrounded by adoring family. Lois was born in July 1943 in Philadelphia, PA a daughter of Robert and Edna Mae Ottinger. She was 73. Lois graduated from Northeast High School in 1961 where she was active in Swimming, Volleyball, and Badminton clubs....
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Maureen C. McGowan

February 8, 2017

McGowan Maureen C., of Willow Grove, on February 8, 2017 at the Abington Jefferson Healthcare Hospice, Warminster, PA. Beloved daughter of the late Joseph J. Sr. and Catherine M. (nee Murphy) McGowan. Loving sister of Joseph J. Jr. (Linda), Rev. William F. (Joan), James P. (Carol) and Mary Regina McGowan, Ten nieces and nephews and one great nephew. Maureen possessed the great ability to...
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Matthew Daniel Landherr

February 8, 2017

Matthew Daniel Landherr passed away on February 8, 2017, at the age of 28. Matthew is survived by his loving parents Gregory and Teresa Landherr, sister Kathleen, grandmothers Eileen Heiler and Jean Landherr, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Matthew graduated LaSalle College High School in 2006 where he met many loyal and close friends. Matt had a deep compassion for animals and...
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Saul Grossman

February 8, 2017

Saul Grossman, 86, of Brigantine passed away on Wednesday February 8, 2017. Saul was born in Philadelphia, Pa. He was formerly the owner of Holly Edge Dry Cleaners in Mt Holly from 1948 to 1973. Saul also was a car salesman for Miller Ford and most recently he was the owner of Saul and Nancy G. Windows and Doors in Brigantine. He was a member of the Brigantine Lions Club, Brigantine Chamber...
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Christopher Lee Halley

February 7, 2017

Christopher Lee Halley, 67 of Morrisville passed away on February 9, 2017. Loving son of the late George and Dorothy Foulke Halley. Loving brother of Dave Halley, Susan Wipple and Lisa Littlefield. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Christopher's passion was music and he was a lead singer in a few rock and roll bands in the late 60s and early 70s. Relatives and friends are...
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Laura Lorraine Dove

February 7, 2017

Laura Lorraine Dove passed away at home with her family by her side on February 7, 2017 at age 57. Born in Meadowbrook PA, Laura was the daughter of Florie (Gyselinck) and the late Donald Dove. She resided in Collegeville with her loving husband of 30 years, Edwin Kenworthy. Laura was the loving mother of Christopher Kenworthy (Dottie), Brittany Kenworthy (Robert), Corbin Kenworthy and Conner...
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Stephen J. "Simp" Simko

February 7, 2017

Simko Stephen J. "Simp", on Feb. 7,2017, age 56. Loving father of Jackie & Amanda, dear son of Frances Flint (nee Falcone), cherished grandfather of Chloe. Family and friends are invited to Stephen's Life Celebration Fri. after 9am in St. Dominic Church, 8504 Frankford Ave., Phila. 19136. Int. private. Family service by John F. Givnish of Academy Road.
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James Joseph Donnelly

February 7, 2017

Donnelly James Joseph, on February 7, 2017, age 83. Beloved father of James P. ( Julia ) Donnelly, Doreen ( Michael ) Bagnarelli, and the late Kevin M. Donnelly, Loving grandpop of Katie, Brynn, Allison, Matthew, Jayson and Kerri. Brother of Dolores Byrne Gioia, devoted uncle and friend to many. Jim was a graduate of North Catholic High in Philadelphia, a veteran of the army, an expert in...
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James W. Binder

February 6, 2017

Binder, James W. On February 6th 2017 passed away unexpectedly leaving behind his son James C. Binder, his fiancee Silveria Mastalsz, stepson Nathaniel J. Mastalsz. He also leaves behind his grandmother Thelma Nelson as well as his aunt Linda Donahue and uncles Thomas Nelson, Eric Nelson, and Phil DelVecchio. Relatives and friends are invited to his Life Celebration Thursday February 16,...
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Robert A. Zitto

February 6, 2017

Robert A. Zitto, 57 of Egg Harbor Twp., NJ died suddenly on Monday Feb. 6, 2017. Born in Piscataway, NJ, Mr. Zitto graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 
Hyde Park, NY. Within one year of graduation, he was named Vice-President of Food 
and Beverage of Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City for Steve Wynn before moving 
to Las Vegas, Nevada as Vice President of Food and...
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Shirley P. North

December 3, 1927 - February 6, 2017

Shirley Patterson North, of East Norriton, PA passed away on February 6, 2017. He was 89 years old. Shirley was born on December 3, 1927 to the late George and Eva (nee Thomas) North in Richmond, VA. He had four older siblings who preceded him in death. Shirley graduated from Armstrong High School, and attended Virginia Union University where he became a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. He...
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Anna "Jean" Ciolko

February 6, 2017

Anna "Jean" Ciolko - 90, Passed peacefully Monday February 6, 2017. She was born May 5, 1926 in Eldred Pa. Jean was the daughter of the late Fred and Mable Whitmore (nee Griffith) and the wife of the late Walter "Wally" Ciolko. After graduating college Jean ventured with her girlfriends to Atlantic City for the summer. She worked at the Haddon Hall Hotel on the boardwalk and it was there she met...
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Ralph J. Papandrea, Sr.

February 5, 2017

Ralph J. Papandrea, Sr., 88, of New Hope, PA passed away Sunday, February 5, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his family. Ralph was born in Locri, Italy and came to the United States at the age of 18. He served in the US Army, became a proud US citizen and settled in the Philadelphia area. He first worked as a tailor, then a shipyard worker. He attended television repair school at night and...
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Ruth Noemi (Ysetta) Fiore

February 5, 2017

FIORE Ruth Noemi (nee Ysetta) of Langhorne, PA, formerly of Philadelphia, PA passed away Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Pickering Manor Home, 226 North Lincoln Ave., Newtown, PA 18940. She was 90 years old. Born in Obispo Trejo, Argentina to Ignacio and Catalina (nee Gattino) Ysetta. Beloved wife of 53 years to Rev. Serafin Fiore, whom passed away in 2004. Loving mother of Maria Willits and...
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Elizabeth "B.J." Fisher

February 5, 2017

FISHER Elizabeth "B.J." age 84. February 5, 2017. Loving sister of Robert(Nancy) and the late Frank Fisher. Sister-in-law of Ethel Fisher. Sadly missed by 6 nieces and nephews and 10 great nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to Elizabeth's Life Celebration Saturday morning, February 11th beginning 9:30AM at St. John Bosco Catholic Church 215 E. County Line Rd....
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Helen C. Couch

February 4, 2017

Helen C. Couch, formerly of Brigantine passed away on Saturday February 4, 2017. Helen was born in Trenton. She spent most of her life living in Brigantine. She was formerly a bookkeeper at Brooks and Idlers Printing in Atlantic City. Helen was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Court Stella Maris #288 at St Thomas Church in Brigantine for over 60 years. She was also member of the...
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Frances Mancini Soriano Riccioni

February 4, 2017

Frances Mancini Soriano Riccioni passed away on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, surrounded by her daughters. She was 97. Born in Bayonne, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Maria Mancini, and eighth of nine siblings, the only girl. She resided in Bradley Gardens and Raritan, NJ, for most of her life and then Lower Makefield Township, PA, for 22 years and West Chester, PA, for the past six...
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Marilyn M. Demchik

July 2, 1939 - February 4, 2017

Marilyn M. Demchik, a lifelong Norristown resident, passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery. She was 77 years old. Marilyn was born on July, 2 1939 to the late Charles and Myrtle (nee Rodgers) Wood in Norristown and was a graduate of Norristown Area High School. She worked as an Electronic Technician for General Electric in a career that lasted over 20...
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John Pflugfelder

February 4, 2017

PFLUGFELDER John February 4, 2017 age 62 of Philadelphia. He is survived by family and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to John's Life Celebration Friday Morning 10:30AM to 11:30AM at the Geitner-Givnish Funeral Home 6230 N. 5th Street (at Chelten). Funeral Service will begin at 11:30AM Int. will be private. 1-800-GIVNISH www.lifecelebration.com
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Brian Lafferty

February 3, 2017

Brian Lafferty passed away, suddenly, February 3, 2017, at the age of 54. Beloved son of the late Donald and Elizabeth Lafferty; loving father of Miracle and step-father of Lisa, Jessica, Eddie, Michael and the late Joshua; dear brother of Mary Steffey and her husband, Tandy, and William Lafferty. Also survived by his grandchildren, cousins and nieces. Relatives and friends are invited to...
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Charles Richard Sacks, Sr.

November 12, 1957 - February 3, 2017

Charles Richard Sacks, Sr. of Phoenixville, passed away peacefully on Friday February 3, 2017 with his family by his side. Born November 12, 1957 in Norristown, he was the son of Marguerite "Peg" (nee Markland) Sacks and the late Charles Raymond Sacks, Jr. He was the beloved husband of Joanne (nee Onoszko) Sacks with whom he would have celebrated 37 years of marriage with on February 16, 2017. ...
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Gregory F. Frazier

February 3, 2017

Gregory F. Frazier, 38, a resident of Willow Grove, PA passed away suddenly on Friday 2/3/2017 after suffering with a seizure disorder. He is survived by his wife Heather, children Trevor and Kiersten, parents Frank and Mary Rita Frazier, sister Maryann Foley (Mike), sister-in-law Erin Barnes (Dan), Mother-in-law Sharon Kunsky, nieces and nephews Ryann, Brynn, Michael and Jordan. Greg...
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Peggy Hoover

August 5, 1935 - February 3, 2017

Peggy Hoover August 5, 1935 – February 3, 2017 Following complications from a stroke in September, Peggy was called home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on February 3, 2017. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Tom (Hoov) of 38 years, her brother Bob and her middle son, Chris. Peggy is survived by her children Ken Hoover, Cheryl Biondi (Chris), Deb Cutillo (Bob), Scott...
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William F. Mulligan

February 2, 2017

William F. Mulligan, 74 of Margate passed away on Thursday February 2, 2017. Bill was born in Philadelphia Pa. He proudly served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Bill was an engineer. He retired from the Philadelphia Board of Education. He was formerly a member of the Emerald Society and the VFW. Bill is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years Elizabeth "Betsy" Mulligan ...
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Nancy Lee De Mino

February 2, 2017

Nancy Lee De Mino passed away peacefully with her family by her side on February 2, 2017 at age 77. Born July 7, 1939, Nancy was the daughter of Laura (Santoni) and Sandy (Sam) De Mino. She was a life-long resident of Norristown. Nancy was the loving mother of Samantha L. De Mino Carfagno and her husband Gus and was the cherished grandmother of Sofia and Gus. She is survived by her brother,...
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Kathleen M. Weldon

February 2, 2017

WELDON Kathleen M. Age 60, February 2, 2017. Wife of the late William T. Weldon. Dear Mother of William(Dana), Jeffrey(Christy), and Christine Weldon. Grandmother of Jeffrey, Jr., Landon, Riann, and Caden Weldon. Loving companion of Steve Mulhern. Sister of Suzanne Palazzo, Donna Bautista, Lisa Hughes, Allyson Pannella, Margaret Moran, and the late Michael Beri. Kathy was born and raised...
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Richard Milillo, Sr.

February 2, 2017

Milillo, Sr. Richard, of Philadelphia, passed away on February 2nd at the age 73. He was the husband of Vivian V. Milillo (nee Maust); father of the late Margaret, Richard, Jr. (Adrienne), Daniel (Carolynn), and Christopher (Renee); grandfather of Richard III, Vivian Leigh, Victor, Nicollette, Daniel Jr., Christopher Jr., Santino, Nicholas, Noelle, and Jaxon; great grandfather Mark Jr., and...
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George R. Miller, III

February 1, 2017

George R. Miller III, on February 1, 2017, at the age of 27. George is survived by his loving mother Kimberly Miller (nee Oechslin) and her partner Antony Dacchioli, as well as his father George Jr., and his brother Brenden Joseph Miller. George will also be greatly missed by his Aunts Cindy (Domenic), and Shirley (Linda), Aunt Billi-Jo his nephew Ryan Albert Marnoch, and his cousins Ashley,...
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Eileen Doring

February 23, 1928 - February 1, 2017

Eileen Doring, 88, of Brigantine died peacefully on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Eileen was born on February 23, 1928 in Atlantic City to Florence (Baker), and William G. Plummer. Eileen is preceded in death by her husband John William Doring, and her brother William Plummer. Eileen is survived by her loving children: Margaret Dutton (Richard), Elaine...
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Michael R. Kinslow

February 1, 2017

Michael R. Kinslow, Sr. passed away on February 1, 2017, at the age of 77. Beloved husband of Agnes M. (nee Gift); loving father of Theresa Kinslow, Linda Lorenzo (the late Brian), Michael R. Kinslow, Jr. and Suzann Kinslow; cherished grandfather Brian Lorenzo II, Marissa Long (Mike), Dominic Lorenzo and great-grandfather of Avlynn, Michael and Brynn Long. Relatives and friends are invited to...
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Divina Himatay

February 1, 2017

Divina Himatay, 71, Of Egg Harbor Township passed away suddenly on Wednesday February 1, 2017. Divina was born in Barotac Viejo, Philippines. She was a school teacher at NIPSC in the Philippines. Divina was always full of laughter and the life of the party. She also loved to eat and cook. She is survived by her husband, Edgardo Himatay and her children; Philip Himatay, John Edvine Himatay,...
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Ashley Anne Valentine

January 31, 2017

VALENTINE Ashley Anne, on January 31st, at the age of 31. Ashley Anne is survived by her loving mother Lorraine Valentine (nee McGrorty), her sister Erin Morey (William), and her one nephew and two nieces. Ashley Anne will also be missed by her caring grandmother Lorraine, aunts, uncles, and many cousins. Ashley was a proud alumna of Cardinal Dougherty Catholic High School where she was...
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William C. Peffley, Jr. "Bill"

April 30, 1929 - January 31, 2017

William C. Peffley, Jr. "Bill", of Norristown, passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was 87 years old. Bill was born on April 30, 1929 to the late William C. Peffley, Sr. and Anna M. (nee Borr) in Reading, PA. He was a 1947 graduate from Central Catholic High School in Reading, PA and was the owner of The Catholic Shop of Norristown since 1958. He was a member of...
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James N. Malaby

January 31, 2017

Malaby James N., of Phila., passed away at the age of 81. His was the Husband of Nancy (nee Patton); Father of Michele Youngwirth, Scott Malaby, Gary Malaby (Paula), and James Malaby (Michelle); Grandfather of 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; and brother to Clifton, Mae, Roberta, and Barbra. Family and Friends are invited to James's Life Celebration at the John F. Givnish Funeral...
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Genevieve T. Stankiewicz

January 30, 2017

Stankiewicz Genevieve T. on January 30th at the age of 90. Loving wife of the late Raymond for 58 years and caring mother to Raymond (Maureen), Cindy (Dean), and Evelyn (David). Genevieve will also be missed by her seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Genevieve was a longtime member of St. George's RC Church and Mother of Divine Grace Sodality. Relatives and friends are invited...
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Ethan Michael Mascaro

January 30, 2017

Ethan Michael Mascaro, an extraordinary young man, age 24, passed away suddenly at his residence in Downingtown, PA, on January 30, 2017. Ethan was the firstborn of Julie Mascaro Lick, and also the first grandson of Louis J. Mascaro, one of the owners of the local waste service company; J. P. Mascaro & Sons. Ethan also had the privilege of being the first of The Fourth Generation Mascaro legacy....
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Clara Casals

January 30, 2017

Clara Casals, 92, of Philadelphia and Langhorne, passed away on January 30, 2017. She was born in Antilla, Cuba, the daughter of Manuel Pena and Luz Fresneda. Clara was a Eucharistic Minister in several churches and a founding member of the Cuban Community Center in Philadelphia. Clara was the wife of the late Miguel Casals, who passed away in 1992. She is survived by her children, Michael...
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Olive Lillian Cosier (Littlefield)

December 25, 1929 - January 29, 2017

Olive Lillian Cosier (nee Littlefield) of Norristown, passed away peacefully on Sunday January 29, 2017 with her family by her side. She was 91 years old. Born December 25, 1925 in Wells, Maine, she was the daughter of the late Guy and Iola (nee Goodrich) Littlefield and the beloved wife of the late Herbert Cosier. Olive is survived by her four daughters; Constance Herron (Samuel), Susan...
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Mary Gray (Jackson) Larmour

December 20, 1929 - January 28, 2017

Mary Gray (Jackson) Larmour, 87, of Smithville, went home to be with the love of her life, Jim, on January 28, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born on December 20, 1929 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Ralph and Margaret (Taylor) Jackson. She was the widow of James H. Larmour, who passed on June 21, 2000, after spending 47 wonderful years with him. Mary was full of life, spirit...
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Raymond Thomas Faber

January 27, 2017

Raymond Thomas Faber, 87, of Philadelphia, PA passed away peacefully on January 27, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Toshiko Orie Faber. Loving father of Suzanne Faber and Julie Faber (Thomas Simpson). Doting grandfather of Melody Simpson. Dear brother of Richard Faber. Growing up in Philadelphia, Ray appreciated the simple things in life. Watching his beloved Phillies, relaxing on his porch...
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Diane Virginia Berg

January 27, 2017

Diane Virginia Berg, 36, went home to be with the Lord on Friday January 27, 2017. Born in Hammonton, NJ she was the daughter of Maurice and Virginia (Eddy) Berg. Diane was a homemaker and she loved being a mother and taking care of her parents. Her father and mother will always remember her supportive nature. In her younger years she was a great pitcher in softball and was quite the...
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Harry Williams

January 27, 2017

Williams Harry, of Philadelphia, passed away on January 27th, 2017 at the age of 95. Family and Friends are invited to Harry's Life Celebration at the John F. Givnish Funeral Home, 10975 Academy Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19154, on Thursday, February 2nd from 12 – 1 PM. Services will follow at 1 PM. Int. Rosedale Memorial Park.
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Margaret Spock

January 27, 2017

Margaret Spock, of Langhorne, a long-time resident of Woods Services, passed away on Jan 27th at the age of 62. She was the daughter of Edmund Spock and the late Geraldine (nee Kosin). She is also survived by her siblings, Susan Brocco, Diane Shuler, Robert & James Spock and the late Richard. She was the Aunt to many nieces and nephews as well. Family & friends are invited to Margaret's...
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Jacquelyn "Jackie" M. Leo

January 27, 2017

Jacquelyn "Jackie" M. Leo, age 23, suddenly, on Jan. 27, 2017. Jackie was born April 8, 1993 to Joseph Leo and the late Jill Marie (nee Meskill). She was the loving sister of Joseph, III and Jenna. Also survived by many Aunts, Uncles and cousins. Family and friends are invited to Jackie's Life Celebration, from 10am -12pm, Friday, Feb. 3rd, at John F. Givnish of Academy Rd., 10975...
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Ruth Helen Stenzel-Safka

June 20, 1918 - January 26, 2017

Ruth Helen Stenzel-Safka died in her home at Juniper Village on January 26, 2017. She was 98. Born on June 20, 1918, in Buffalo, New York, Beloved wife of the late William Safka. Loving mother of William (Bill) Safka of Levittown, PA; her daughter and son-in-law, Wendy and Tom Piasecki of Perkasie, PA. Doting grandmother of Jason Piasecki, and Meredith Wall and her husband Jeremy. Also survived...
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Joseph Martin Donohoe

August 5, 1936 - January 26, 2017

DONOHOE August 5, 1936 – January 26, 2017 Joseph Martin, 80, of Philadelphia, PA, resided in Naples, Florida, passed away in the presence of his loving family. Born in Philadelphia PA. He was the beloved husband of Julia L. Donohoe (nee Logan) for fifty-seven years. Joe was the son of the late Eugene and Margaret Donohoe; Preceded in death by his siblings Jack, Nancy, Sr. Margaret, SSJ,...
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David M. Tyrell

January 26, 2017

David M. Tyrell, 42, of Levittown, passed away on January 26, 2017, and is now side by side with his late granddad, Hyman, with whom he worked with for most of his life. He will be sadly missed by his grandmother Ruth, and his mother, Lyn Tyrell, who takes solace in knowing that his struggles have ended and serenity is now his, his daughter, Brittany Lyn Tyrell, who he loved with all of his...
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Donald E. Rusie

January 26, 2017

Donald E. Rusie, a longtime resident of Haddon Township, NJ, passed away peacefully on January 26, 2017 at the age of 83. He is survived by his wife, Lyn, his two sons, Don and Bryan, his many grandchildren and one great grandchild. Don was born in Indianapolis, IN on November 18, 1933. He graduated from Arsenal Technical High School in 1951, and enlisted in the Marine Corps shortly thereafter...
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Jazlynn Elise May

January 26, 2017

Jazlynn Elise May passed away suddenly on January 26, 2017 at age 14. Jazlynn was the cherished daughter of Aliscia Miller and Rashee "Sheed" May and lived with her family in Schwenksville. Jazlynn is survived by her siblings; Rasheed "Zah'Air" May, Shyheed May, Jada May and Adonis May, grandmothers; Elaine Lecatsas, Judy Moyer and Barbara May, grandfathers; Michael Miller and Danny Evans and her...
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Joseph D. Hearn Jr.

January 26, 2017

Joseph D. Hearn Jr., of Phila, on January 26th, 2016 at the age of 68. Joe was the loving husband to Robin (nee Weiss) for 22 wonderful years, and proud stepfather to Aileen Schwartz and Stacy Schwartz. Joe was also the caring step grandfather to Caitlyn, Natalie, Jaydon, Julianne, Ryoun, and Karlie. Loving brother to Rita (Ed), Theresa (Mike), Daniel (Denise), Kathryn (Robert), Michael (Joan),...
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Richard J. "Buddy" Seifert

January 25, 2017

SEIFERT Richard J. "Buddy" age 94. January 25, 2017. Loving Husband of Rita M.(nee Wessels). Loving father of Virginia (the late Leo) Smith, Richard(Karen) and the late William Seifert. Predeceased by his first wife Elizabeth English. Grandfather of Cheryl, Marie, Kevin, Ricky, Alex, Ryan, and Jason. Great Grandfather of Brittany, Kerrigan, Burke, Maddie, Owen, Cain, Khaleesi, Aria, and...
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Bonnie J. (Berfield) Kuns

January 25, 2017

Bonnie Kuns Bonnie J. Kuns (nee Berfield) of Fishtown passed away on January 25, 2017 at the age of 57. She was the loving mother of Jennifer Osborn (Kevin), beloved ex-wife of Joseph, dear daughter of Rosemary (nee Vail) and the late Frederick Berfield, treasured sister of Lynn Lennon (John), Cheryl Gibson (Bob), Frederick Berfield, Catherine Clarke (Marty), and Christine Bowen (Paul). She...
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Hung Kim Hom

January 24, 2017

Hung Kim Hom, 81, of Philadelphia, PA, joined our Heavenly Father on January 24, 2017. He was surrounded and comforted by his family at home. Kim is survived by his loving wife of 52 years Mee (nee Moy), son William (Phei) Hom, daughter Tina (Anthony) Mitchum, daughter Amy (Kevin) Burch, seven grandchildren (Jessica, Brendan and Matthew Hom; Savannah and Jentry Mitchum; Erin and Justin Burch),...
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Elizabeth Ann M. Hartman

January 24, 2017

Elizabeth Ann M. Hartman, 71, of Brigantine passed away on Tuesday January 24, 2017. Elizabeth Ann was born Philadelphia, Pa. In Philadelphia she was a school crossing guard and was a manager of the concession stands at Veterans Stadium. After moving to Brigantine she was hired as a day 1 employee at the Taj Mahal Hotel and Casino. She then worked at Harrah's for 20 years as a food server...
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Richard "Dick" Linton Kauffman

August 19, 1935 - January 24, 2017

Richard ("Dick") Linton Kauffman died on January 24, 2017 at Pennswood Village, Newtown Pa. He was a pioneer in the early development of information technology for mainframe computers. Richard was a lifelong resident of central Bucks County, living in Lower Makefield and Upper Makefield Townships for almost his entire life. He was born August 19, 1935 in Yardley, Pennsylvania, son of the late...
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Eugene C. Farmer Jr.

January 24, 2017

Eugene C. Farmer Jr, passed away on January 24, 2017. He served in the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam and was in the Special Forces, Blue Beret, Pathfinder. He was a steamfitter for Local 420 in Philadelphia. He was an avid collector of sports cards, comics, and model cars. Eugene is survived by his beloved wife Susan, his two sons, Eugene C. Farmer III and his wife Allison, and Christopher...
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Barbara A. "Snooks" Carruthers

January 23, 2017

Barbara A. "Snooks" Carruthers passed away on January 23, 2017, at the age of 79. Beloved daughter of the late William and Arline (nee Ebig) Carruthers; loving sister of Aubert (Patricia), Irene George, Margaret Huber (Ferdinand), Pete (Donna), Les (Nancy), Diane Jones (the late Ralph), Gerard and the late Mary Lou and William Carruthers. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and her...
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Harry C. "Buddy" Dietz Jr.

January 23, 2017

DIETZ Harry C. "Buddy" Dietz Jr., on January 1/23 at the age of 56. Buddy was the loving husband of Linda R. (nee Resta) for 25 wonderful years. Buddy leaves behind a proud legacy in his two sons, Ryan and Matthew as well as many loving brothers, sisters, cousins, nieces and nephews. Buddy was a proud member of the Philadelphia Police Department where he served honorably for 10 years before...
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Gloria Labrum (DiSalvo)

January 23, 2017

LABRUM Gloria (nee DiSalvo)age 78. January 23, 2017. Loving wife of the late Robert V. LaBrum. Loving mother of Robert (Kimberly Mongan)LaBrum, and the late Dawn LaBrum. Grandmother of Isabelle, Harrison, and Eva LaBrum. Sister to Joseph DiSalvo, Anthony DiSalvo, Theresa DiSalvo-Ulrich, and the late John DiSalvo. Relatives and friends are invited to Gloria's Life Celebration Saturday 10...
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Maurine C. Salamone

February 26, 1926 - January 22, 2017

Maurine R. Salamone, of Norristown, passed away peacefully on Sunday January 22, 2017 at age 90. Maurine was born to the late Edward and Rubie (nee Dunn) Lester on February 20, 1926 in Memphis, Tennessee. She was the loving wife of 52 years to her late husband Salvatore A. Salamone Sr. Maurine was a devoted and active member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Norristown where she participated in...
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Lawrence J. "Larry" Brzycki

January 22, 2017

Lawrence J. "Larry" Brzycki passed away on January 22, 2017 at the age of 78. Beloved husband of the late Mary Ann (nee Lange); loving father of Lawrence, Jr. (Kathleen), Terrance (Helen) and Gail Days (Jim); cherished grandfather of 6 and great-grandfather of 5; dear brother of Patricia Leonhardt and brother-in-law of Patricia McHugh. Larry proudly served his country in the Marine Corps and...
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