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About Givnish Funeral Homes

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.

Sincerely,
John F. Givnish


Our Obituaries

Mary "Edna" McCarthy

August 27, 2016

Mary "Edna" McCarthy of Blue Bell passed away peacefully on August 27, 2016 at age 97. Born in Scranton PA, Edna was the daughter of Anna (O'Hora) and Thomas Sables. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband James McCarthy in 2001. Edna was the loving mother of Judith Austin and Marie Janice Fazzari. She was the cherished grandmother of Erin Wiswall Hartman, Maura Wiswall, Justin...
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Alice P. Smith

August 27, 2016

Alice Smith of Holland, formerly of Lansdale and Crestwood (NJ) passed away Saturday, August 27th at Twining Village where she resided the past 13 years. She was 95. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of Leonard and Carrie Pickering. Alice was preceded in death by her husband Frank B. Smith. She enjoyed traveling around the country and going on cruises with him. She spent many...
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Dr. Gerald Richard Donner

August 27, 2016

Dr. Gerald Richard Donner, 92 of Newtown passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on August 27, 2016. Beloved husband of 62 years to Leila Levy Donner. He is survived by his children Janet Donner and her husband Mark Ogonowski, Carol Donner, Diane Donner and the late David Donner. Cherished papa to Meridith, Karl, Jillian and Marshall. Gerald was a veterinarian and owner...
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Odette Daywalt

July 22, 1948 - August 27, 2016

Odette Daywalt passed away at her home with her family by her side on August 27, 2016 at age 68. Born July 22, 1948 in Palestine, Odette was the daughter of Lutfieh and Nasri Eadeh. She resided in Limerick with her beloved husband of 44 years, Keith Daywalt. Odette was the loving mother Dina Daywalt (Paul Zadroga) and Damon Daywalt (Aimee). She was the cherished grandmother of Marina, Camille...
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Pauline S. Williamson Souchuck

August 26, 2016

Pauline S. Williamson Souchuck, 89, of Levittown PA, passed away on August 26, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Michael Souchuck. Loving mother of Michael Souchuck, Sr (Betty) of Levittown, Carol Campana (late Thomas) of Cape May, NJ, Stephen Souchuck (Ava Cooper) of Cherry Hill, NJ, and the late Sandra Souchuck. Grandmother of numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dear sister of Donald...
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Andrew C. MacPherson, Jr.

August 26, 2016

MacPherson Andrew C. Jr., died Friday August 26, 2016. He was 58 years old. Beloved son of Andrew C. Sr. and Rose M. (nee Ralston) MacPherson. Loving brother of Maryanne Kinnon (Michael) and Kim MacPherson. Uncle to Michael and Regina, Melissa and George. Great Uncle to George IV. Family and friends are invited to Andy's Life Celebration Thursday, September 1, 2016 beginning 9:30 AM from John f...
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Francis J. Fennen

August 26, 2016

Francis J. Fennen, 73, of Newtown, PA died on Friday, August 26, 2016 at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, PA. Born in Philadelphia, Frank was a 41 year resident of Newtown. Frank is a retired Union Roofer with Local 30 working on many commercial building in the Philadelphia and the Eastern United States. After retirement, Frank work for Princeton University with maintenance at the Boat...
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Mabel R. (Lindenmuth) Mouat

August 25, 2016

Mouat, Mabel R. (nee Lindenmuth), passed away Thursday, August 25th, at the age of 106. Born in Philadelphia, Mabel married her loving husband, the late Donald E. Mouat, in 1937, and moved to Roslyn in 1938 where she spent the remainder of her life. She was an active member of the Faith Community Church of Roslyn. Preceded in death by her son Charles M. "Buddy", and her three siblings, Mabel...
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Timothy J. Laigaie

August 25, 2016

Laigaie Timothy J. age 54 of Philadelphia passed away on August 25, 2016. Husband of Rachel (nee Mariello). Beloved father of Timothy (Lauren), Ryan and Joseph (Melissa). Loving Pop-Pop of Hailey, Marissa, Gianna and Lucas. Loving son of Margaret (nee Casper) and the late George H. Laigaie, Dear brother of Margaret Laigaie, George (Kathy), John, Kathleen Fullen (Larry), Michael, Patrick and...
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Timothy B. Whalen

August 24, 2016

Timothy B. Whalen, 59 of Langhorne passed away on August 24, 2016. Tim was the loving father of Tamara M. Whalen and Michelle N. Mount (Gary). Doting grandfather of Gary, Jeno, Brooklyn and Declan. Dear brother of Richard Powles, Rodger "Mike" Whalen and the late Bernadette Winters and Charles Whalen II. Tim enjoyed golfing, classic cars, art and he was very proud of being a US Navy veteran. ...
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Charles Richard Berkenstock

August 24, 2016

Charles Richard Berkenstock, 81, of Huntingdon Valley, PA, passed away on August 24, 2016, after a courageous battle against cancer with the support of his dedicated family. Rick was the devoted husband of Helen Loretta (Visco) for 58 years, loving father to Rick (Jennifer), Bryan (Mary Lynn), Christine Yardley (Kevin) and Jennifer Suit (Ben), and doting grandfather to Sarah, Michelle and Adam...
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Mary T. (Harvey) Hallihan

August 24, 2016

Hallihan Mary T. (nee Harvey) 89 passed away on August 24, 2016. Beloved wife of the late William J. Hallihan, Sr. Loving mother of Kathleen P. Cleary (Joseph), Maureen T. Gehring (George), Eileen K. Livengood (James) and William J. Hallihan, Jr. Doting grandmother of Christopher, Bridget, James and William. Great grandmother of Ryan, Maryrose, Olivia and Henry. Dear sister of the late James,...
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Vincent J. Madden

August 24, 2016

Vincent J. Madden, 83, 0f Philadelphia, passed away peacefully, in his sleep, with his wife holding his hand, on August 24, 2016. He was a devout Catholic, a U.S. Army veteran who served in Germany, a Notre Dame fan, and a gifted storyteller with a great sense of humor. He will be remembered for his authenticity, honesty, and integrity. Vincent is survived by his beloved wife Mary, to whom...
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Richard "Dick" P. Escher

August 23, 2016

Richard P. Escher, known to family and friends as Dick, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, August 23, 2016 at his home in New Hope. He was 74. He was the second of three children born to the late G.E. Escher, Jr. and Constance House Escher of Westport, CT. A master craftsman, he owned and operated Craftsmen Pine in Bordentown, NJ for 20 years, supplying retail outlets in the tri-state area...
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Dorothy A. Wetzel

December 28, 1918 - August 23, 2016

Dorothy A. Wetzel of Lansdale passed away peacefully on August 23, 2016 at age 97. Born December 28, 1918 in Norristown, Dorothy was the daughter of Alwilda (Heavener) and Craig R. Casey. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Herbert D. Wetzel and her son Kenneth R. Wetzel in 1974. Dorothy was the loving mother of David C. Wetzel and the cherished grandmother of Marty Wetzel ...
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Silvino J. Macasieb, "Jay"

April 30, 1965 - August 22, 2016

Silvino J. Macasieb, "Jay" of Jeffersonville, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 22, 2016 at 4:20PM, with his family by his side. He was 51 years old. Born April 30, 1965 in Philadelphia, he was the son of Ella P. (nee Dorner) Macasieb and the late Sylvester P. Macasieb Sr. Jay loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He was a proud veteran of the US Marine Corps. and served...
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Charles L. Kerper III

August 22, 2016

Charles L. Kerper III of Philadelphia passed away on 8/22/2016 at the age of 81. Charles is preceded in death by his late wife Marie, the mother of his children Joan Kerper, and his children Kenneth M. (Eleanor) and Karen Ann. Charles will be greatly missed by his eldest son, Charles IV (Sue), stepdaughter Kim (John), his eleven grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. Relatives and...
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Ruth Lydia Grisdale

August 22, 2016

Ruth Lydia Grisdale passed away peacefully on August 22, 2016 at age 89. Raised in Gratersford and Audubon, PA, Ruth was the daughter of Margaret (Wisler) and Warren Smith. She resided in Norristown with her beloved husband Perry F. Grisdale Sr. until his passing in 2007. Ruth was the loving mother of Perry F. Grisdale Jr. and his wife Susann, Jonathan Grisdale and Mary Ellen Grisdale. She was...
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Mary G. (Dougherty) Baldino

August 21, 2016

BALDINO Mary G. (nee Dougherty) of Philadelphia passed away on August 21st, 2016 at the age of 82. Mary is survived by her loving husband Leonard J. of 59 years, her sister Patsy Watson (Joe), and her four daughters; Patricia Marsala (James), Cindy Wiley (Ken), Charlene Daidone (Albert), and Lenore Schmid (Louis). Mary also leaves behind an impressive legacy of nine grandchildren and seven great...
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William "Bill" L. Lownes, Sr.

August 21, 2016

William L. "Bill" Lownes, Sr., age 90, a life-long resident of Newtown, passed away on Aug. 21, 2016 with his family by his side. Bill was a Dairy Farmer from Newtown, who once owned Lownes Bros. Farm. He was also a life-time member of The Middletown Grange #684, as well as the Horse Thieves. He was also a member of the Upper Makefield Business Association. Bill is survived by his wife,...
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Charlotte E. (nee Bonekemper) Mintzer

August 20, 2016

Charlotte E. Mintzer (nee Bonekemper), passed away on Aug.20, 2016 at St. Mary Regional Medical Center in Reno, NV. She was 86. Charlotte was born on Dec. 29, 1929 to the late Arthur P. Bonekemper and Hilda Mae (nee Kondla) Bonekemper. She was a 1947 graduate of Norristown High School and was a member of Radiant Chapter #96 of the Order of the Eastern Star. Charlotte was a kind lady who loved...
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Joseph Plotka Sheldon

October 3, 1922 - August 20, 2016

Joseph Plotka Sheldon, 93, of Ventnor City, N.J. passed away on Saturday August 20, 2016, peacefully, surrounded by his family. Joseph was born on October 3, 1922, to the late Maxwell and Reba (Youtie) Plotka. He was married 74 wonderful years on Christmas day and is predeceased by his wife and soulmate Sylvia Sheldon. He is also predeceased by his son Larry Sheldon and siblings Dorothy,...
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Eamon O'Hare

August 20, 2016

O'HARE Eamon passed away suddenly on August 20, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Janice(nee Brown). Loving father of Timothy(Cathy), Daniel O'Hare, Patricia(Stephen)Correale, Eileen(James)Norris, Terry(Mary), Shawn(Michele), Rory O'Hare, Shelia(Keith), Doreen Gallagher, Anthony, and the late Sharon M. O'Hare. Also survived by 32 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren. Brother of Kathleen...
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Shirley E. (Lutz) Lewis

August 19, 2016

Shirley E. (Lutz) Lewis of Langhorne, formerly of Montana passed away peacefully on Friday, August 19, 2016 at Chandler Hall, Newtown. She was 80. Born in New Castle, PA she was the daughter of the late Frederick T. and Ellen Nygard Lutz. Shirley was the beloved wife of the late Everett E. Lewis. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, being with friends and family, reading and crocheting. Shirley...
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G. David Pascale

June 19, 1924 - August 18, 2016

G. David Pascale of Plymouth Meeting passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at age 92. Born June 19, 1924 in Norristown, G. David was the son of the late Marianna (nee Disipio) and Antonio Pascale. He was the loving husband of Eleanor (Lepre) Pascale who passed away in 1996. G. David was the loving father of Janice Glass, Jean Pascale Eshleman (Edward), Jane Pascale, and Tina...
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Paul Robert Himes

August 18, 2016

Paul Robert Himes passed away suddenly on August 18, 2016 at the age of 56. Born in Norristown, Pennsylvania, Paul was the son of Joan (Douglass) Himes and the late Elmer S. Himes. He lived in Collegeville with his devoted wife of 28 years, Carla (Clingan) Himes. Paul was the loving father of Kelsey J. Himes, Joshua P. Himes with his wife Kathryn, and Riley A. Himes. In addition to his mother,...
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Jane (nee McConchie) Daley

August 18, 2016

DALEY Jane (nee McConchie) age 92, August 18, 2016. Devoted wife of the late John J. Beloved Mother of Peggy(Bob)Taylor. Loving and Cherished Mom-Mom of Shannon(Ray)Dougherty. Dear Sister in Law of Helen Bell. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to Jane's Life Celebration Wednesday 10AM at Bethesda Presbyterian Church 808 Red Lion Road Philadelphia...
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Megan (nee Skedzielewski) Morgan

August 18, 2016

Megan Morgan (nee Skedzielewski) went home to be with the Lord on August 18, 2016, at the age of 27. She is the loving wife of Anthony Morgan; the beloved daughter of Stanley and Maureen (nee Peters) Skedzielewski; the cherished granddaughter of Margaret and Anthony Skedelski; the dear sister of Sean Skedzielewski and devoted aunt of Anabelle Peffall. Relatives and friends are invited to Megan...
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Eileen Corcoran Brennan

August 17, 2016

Eileen Corcoran Brennan of Collingdale passed away on August 17 at Little Flower Manor with her devoted sisters by her side. Eileen was born on the Fourth of July and enjoyed all things patriotic and red, white and blue. She was a 1964 graduate of Collingdale High School and a long- time resident of the borough. She was a dedicated member of the high school alumni association, serving as...
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Therese M. Roy

August 17, 2016

Therese M. Roy, of Plymouth Meeting, passed away peacefully on Wednesday August 17, 2016 at her home with her family by her side. She was 89 years old. Born December 28, 1926 in Adams, MA, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Haude (nee Duquette) Dumesnil and the beloved wife of the late Ernest H. Roy. Mrs. Roy was a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church in East Norriton. She was a...
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Norman E. Drefs

August 17, 2016

Norman E. Drefs passed away on August 17, 2016, at the age of 72. He was the beloved husband of Marianne K. (nee Howard); the loving father of the late Cindy Sliwecki (Albert); and the cherished grandfather of Ally and Lukas Sliwecki. Norman proudly served his country in the Army National Guard. He retired as a Phila. Police Officer, K-9 Unit, in 2005, after 40 years service. Relatives and...
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Robert J. Matteson

August 17, 2016

Robert J. Matteson, 91, of Philadelphia, passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at the Somerton Center. He served as a U.S. Marine. Born in Joliet, Ill, Robert was the son of the late Fred and Estella (Reagan) Matteson. He will be sadly missed by his son James Matteson and his wife Kimberly of Langhorne; their two children, Jeff and Brooke; a great‐grandson, Charlie; his sister,...
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William T. "Billy" Osborne

August 16, 2016

William T. "Billy" Osborne, 58 of Philadelphia, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at his residence. He is survived by his mother, Rosemarie (Rudden) Osborne and his wife, Maryann (Rodarmel) Osborne; his children, Scott Osborne, Paul Osborne, Billy Osborne (Mary) and Matthew Anthony Heffner also survived by 4 grandchildren; his sisters, Patricia Vogwill (Jerry), Rosemarie Colli...
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Eugene P. Malin, Sr.

August 16, 2016

Eugene P. Malin Sr., on August 16, 2016, at the age of 90. Beloved husband of the late Vera M. (nee Visco); loving father of Eugene P. "Gino",Jr. (Linda) and Robert (Dawn); also survived by his 3 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons for 61 years and belonged to the Jerusalem Lodge. Relatives and friends are invited to Eugene's Life...
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Joan C. (nee Fragment) Hayes

August 16, 2016

Hayes Joan C. (nee Fragment), went home to the lord on Tuesday, August 16th, at the age of 82. Beloved wife of the late Russell G. Hayes, Joan is also preceded in death by her siblings, Christine "Cis" Machion and Louis Fragment. Joan is survived by her loving children, Richard, Kenneth (Patricia), and Russell (Kara), her cherished grandchildren, Lauren (Dennis), Adrienne (Rich), Thomas, Gina ...
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Francis Richard "Dick" Branton

August 16, 2016

Francis Richard "Dick" Branton, age 75, of Philadelphia passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2016. He was retired from the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he worked as a typesetter. He was a hard-working, caring man with a heart of gold. Dick enjoyed big band music, painting, crabbing, fishing, watching the Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies, and telling corny jokes that only he thought was funny...
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Mary Elizabeth Ridge Allison

May 27, 1925 - August 14, 2016

Mary Elizabeth Ridge Allison passed away peacefully at Pennswood Village, Newtown on Sunday August 14, 2014. The daughter of Henry Lovett Ridge and Elizabeth Shoemaker. Mary Elizabeth was born in Langhorne on May 27, 1925. She is pre-deceased by her loving husband of 54 years George G. Allison II of Langhorne, PA. Mary Elizabeth is survived by her three sons, David Ridge Allison of Alexandria, VA...
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Laura S. Price

August 14, 2016

Laura S. Price of Conshohocken, 73, passed away on Sunday August 14, after a brief illness. She was the loving wife of William D. Price, Jr. for 53 years. Laura was born in Philadelphia, on August 10, 1943 to the late Joseph and Laura (nee Swider) Pateski. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Josephine Pateski. Laura was a longtime resident of Upper Merion and a...
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June M. Garrison

August 13, 2016

June M. Renson Garrison, 87 of Yardley formerly of Langhorne passed away on August 13, 2016. Following a very determined battle with Parkinson's Disease Beloved wife of the late Budd Noerr, Sr., and the late Thomas Garrison. Loving mother of Helen Ferraro (Nick) of Langhorne, Linda Rieger (George) of Langhorne and the late Budd Noerr, Jr. Doting grandmother of Scott Rieger (Jamie), Todd Rieger,...
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Dorothy Fitzgerald

August 12, 2016

Fitzgerald (nee Przybyszewski) Dorothy passed away at the age of 83 on August 12th, 2016. She was the loving wife of John Fitzgerald; beloved mother of Gary Fitzgerald and Kimberly Graff (Fitzgerald); devoted grandmother of Lauren, Melanie, Kevin, Keri, and Kyle; and the loving aunt of several nieces. Family and Friends are invited to Dorothy's Life Celebration on Thursday, August 18th from...
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Richard J. Grisdale

August 12, 2016

Richard J. Grisdale passed away peacefully on August 12, 2016 at age 90. Born in Norristown, Richard was the son of Anna (Pfleger) and John Grisdale. He resided in Norristown with his beloved wife, the late Beatrice C. (Jones) Grisdale. Richard was the loving father of Richard Allan Grisdale (Linda) and David Lee Grisdale. He is survived by his sisters Florence Bard and Elsie Weaver and was...
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Bryan E. Fischer

August 12, 2016

Bryan E. Fischer passed away suddenly on August 12, 2016. Born in Philadelphia, Bryan was the son of Dorothy (Rubright) and William Fischer. He lived in East Norriton with his beloved wife of 38 years, Nadine E. (Parente) Fischer. Bryan was the loving father of Bryan E. Fischer Jr. (Jennifer), Karl Fischer (Shannon) and Kathryn Fischer. He was the cherished grandfather of Giana Salamone,...
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Howard J. Cloud, Jr.

August 12, 2016

Cloud, Howard J. Jr., passed away at the age of 80 on August 12th, 2016. He was the loving husband to Dolores; beloved father of Michael, Dorothy DellaNoce, Frank (Marybeth), Harry (Colleen), David (Carolyn), Patricia DiGiacomo (Joseph), Joseph (Deana), and Christopher (Megan); and devoted grandfather to 20 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Howard served with the Philadelphia Police...
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Joan Walls

August 12, 2016

Walls, Joan M. (nee3 Given), age 85, of Phila, on August 12, 2016. Beloved wife of William J. Loving mother of William J. Jr. (Michelle), Edward and David (Jeffrey Harrison). Dear sister of Lorraine Mulligan, Ethel Given, Bernice Sullivan and her sister in law Mary Walls. Also surviving are 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Joan was preceded in death by her brothers Francis "Buddy"...
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Tina Marie Arch

August 12, 2016

Tina Marie Arch, 49, passed away peacefully and comfortably at home with her family by her side. Tina was born in Atlantic City. She lived in Chelsea Heights and attended Chelsea Heights Elementary School and Holy Spirit High School. Tina was employed in the food and beverage departments of the Sands, Taj Mahal and Golden Nugent Casinos. She also was employed as a receptionist at Youngblood,...
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Sharon McDowell

August 11, 2016

Sharon McDowell, 66, of Newtown, PA died on August 11, 2016 at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, PA. Born in Canton, OH, Sharon was a resident of Newtown for over 20 years. Sharon was a graduate of Lehman High School in Canton, OH, Kent State University and Trenton State College with her BS degree in Nursing. She was a RN at Pickering Manor for 8 years and St. Mary Medical Center for 10. ...
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James Boyd

October 19, 1932 - August 11, 2016

James Boyd, 83, of Brigantine passed away Thursday August 11, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Philadelphia, PA to Frank & Anna Boyd on November 19, 1932. Jim relocated to Atlantic City, graduated from Holy Spirit High School, where he met the love of his life, Nancy. They married and moved to his beloved Brigantine where they raised their family. Jim had many loves including...
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Joye Anise Bland

August 10, 2016

Joye Bland transitioned her earthly home for Glory on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at Doylestown Hospital, Doylestown, PA surrounded by her family and friends. Joye was born in Somerspoint, NJ and moved to Warminster, PA at an early age. Joye attended Nativity Of Our Lord Elementary School and Strayer University. Joye leaves her twin daughters, Savannah Lee and Sanaa Rose to carry on her legacy....
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Thomas R. McDowell

August 10, 2016

McDowell Thomas R., passed away on August 10, 2016, at the age of 75. Beloved husband of Grace V. (nee McCue); loving father of Thomas W. (Tina); cherished grandfather of Tommy, Sean, Colin and Connor; dear brother of Mary Clifford and Joseph McDowell. He was a proud member of A.O.H. Division 87. Relatives and friends are invited to Thomas' Life Celebration Tues. eve. from 6 to 8 PM and Wed....
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Helen Mary Del Grande

August 10, 2016

Helen Mary Elizabeth Del Grande passed away peacefully on August 10, 2016 at age 76. Born in Philadelphia, Helen was the daughter of Helen (Foster) and Domenic Del Grande. She currently lived in Philadelphia but was a long time resident of Plymouth Meeting. Helen was the loving mother of Charles A. Devitis (Debra) and Mark Devitis (Nina) and was the cherished grandmother of John Devitis and...
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Christopher Grover

August 9, 2016

Christopher Grover passed away Tuesday, August 9th, at the age of 28. Chris is survived by his parents, Russell Grover and Susan (nee Lisowski) and her husband Kenneth Mongold, and his sisters Dawn and Kimberly Grover. He is also survived by his nieces, Brittany and Julia Gindhart, and two great nieces. Family and friends are invited to Chris' Life Celebration on Tuesday, August 16th, from 4...
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Jason R. Shaw

August 9, 2016

Jason R. Shaw, 41 of Philadelphia passed away on August 9, 2016. Loving son of William & Marilyn Shaw, Sr. Dear brother of James Shaw, Tara (Brian) Christy and the late William Shaw, Jr. (Doreen). Uncle to Brian, Aidan, Blaise, Grace, Billy, Ryan and Jenna. Jason enjoyed working on cars at his family business, days at the beach, fishing, and sharing his loving, humorous spirit. Relatives...
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Carolyn M. (McClelland) Brown

February 24, 1927 - August 9, 2016

Carolyn M. Brown (nee McClelland) passed away peacefully on August 9, 2016, at age 89. Born February 24, 1927, in Pittsburgh, Pa., Carolyn was the daughter of David and Carrie McClelland. She is predeceased by her beloved husband of 66 years George W. Brown. Carolyn was the loving mother of Carol Brown, Shirley Scheponik and David Brown. She was the cherished grandmother of Kevin Scheponik,...
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Maryann L. Eckler

January 15, 1963 - August 8, 2016

Eckler Maryann L. of Philadelphia, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on August 8th 2016 at the age of 53, surrounded by her loving family. She was born to the late Lewis and Maryann (Wagner) Eckler on January 15th, 1963. Maryann will be greatly missed by her four loving daughters; Candice Eckler (Max), Nicole Carreon (Francisco), Mariah Rodriguez (Lance), Rebecca...
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Edna G. Curry

August 8, 2016

Edna G. Curry (nee Hansberry), passed away on August 8, 2016, at the age of 101. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert G. Curry; the loving mother of Frances Goodfriend (the late Frank), Vincent Klepac (Linda) and the late Edward and Martin Klepac; the cherished grandmother of Frank, Jim, Vinny, Marty, Eddie and Heather. Also survived by her 15 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great...
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Henrietta Galway Groves Bickhart

August 7, 2016

Henrietta Galway Groves Bickhart, on August 7, 2016. Etta was the daughter of Alfred Groves and Henrietta Moore Groves, both young immigrants to the United States from Ireland and Great Britain, respectively, following World War I. Etta was the oldest of three children, Alfred Groves (Patricia) from Greenville, South Carolina, and Edna Chatfield (deceased) (Victor) from Washington, DC. A 1948...
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Seán Tomás Boylan

November 27, 1995 - August 7, 2016

Seán Tomás Boylan, 20, was born November 27, 1995, and passed away suddenly August 7, 2016. He is survived by his father and mother, Dennis and Jodi, and his four siblings - Mary Kate, Conor, Patrick, and Liam. Seán was an incredibly loyal son and brother - and an incredibly hardworking football player and teammate. Seán achieved All-Catholic honors three times, and All-City twice during...
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John T. Swope, Sr.

August 7, 2016

Swope John T. Sr., passed away Sunday, August 7th, at the age of 68. The son of the late Harry and Jean Swope, John is also preceded in death by his sister, Joanne Swope. A proud Army Veteran, John served his country during the Vietnam War. He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast and loved his Harley. He enjoyed boating and was a member of the Edgely Boat Club. He was also a member of...
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Hussein M. Qawasmy

November 16, 1954 - August 7, 2016

Hussein M. Qawasmy, of Lansdale, passed away peacefully on Sunday August 7, 2016, with his family by his side. He was 61 years old. Born November 16, 1954 in Jericho, Palestine, he was the son of Samira Qawasmy and the late Mohammed Qawasmy. Mr. Qawasmy is survived by his five children, 11 grandchildren, six brothers, and four sisters. A small private family service was held on Monday...
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Daniel James Wagner

August 6, 2016

Daniel James Wagner, 62, of Pipersville, passed away at Doylestown Hospital on August 6th, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents Albert and Helen, and survived by his wife Colette, sons Ryan (wife Elizabeth), Marc (wife Kelly), and Andrew (significant other Paloma), brothers Albert (wife Kathleen) and Jeffrey (wife Maria), sister Elizabeth Ann Elgin (husband Robert), sixteen beloved...
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Megan (Swingle) Short

August 6, 2016

Instead of tears, Megan would want smiles, laughter and family and friends to recall the love she had for all. An awesome Mom, Megan put her babies above all. She would research and research and research some more, to find the best for them. She loved organization especially with spreadsheets, poetry, a glass of wine, egg sandwiches, and family gatherings. She was spiritual, a deep thinker,...
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Liana, MJ, & Willow Short

August 6, 2016

Short, Liana, 8, Mark (MJ), 5 and Willow, 2, flew to heaven with their mother, Megan, on August 6, 2016. Mischievous children they were. Liana was an avid reader, currently enjoying the original version of "Alice in Wonderland." She was witty, sassy, loved school, art, dressing up, parties, Barbies, princesses, and playing tricks on her family. Plus, she would always reveal the end of...
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Clarence R. Simpson, "Hank"

December 23, 1920 - August 6, 2016

Clarence R. Simpson, "Hank", of Norristown, passed away on Aug. 6, 2016 at his residence. He was 95. Hank was born on Dec. 23, 1920 to the late Michael and Catherine (nee Harris) Simpson in Wilkes Barre, PA. He served as a Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy during WWII and also served aboard the aircraft carrier USS INTREPID. After his honorable discharge from the Navy, Hank attended...
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William "Billy" Bogan

August 6, 2016

BOGAN William "Billy" age 36, passed away on August 6, 2016. Loving father of Kaeley Bogan. Beloved son of Kim Winkis, and Robert and Jane Bogan. Grandson of Marlene Crockett. Brother of Bobby(Nicole)Bogan, Tyler Winkis, Jessie Murphy, and Dawn Hare. Relatives and friends are invited to Billy's Life Celebration Friday 10AM to 12Noon at the John F. Givnish Life Celebration Home 10975...
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Robert "Bob" L. Romano

August 6, 2016

Romano Robert, L. "Bob", passed away Saturday, August 6th, at the age of 70. The Son of Clare (nee Roussel) and the late Leo John Romano, Bob is also survived by his loving wife, Bernadette (nee Rodgers), adoring children, Connie Marie Romano (Chris Knipe), Matthew Leo Romano(Melanie), and Bernadette Marie Quinn(Thomas), and his cherished grandchildren, Paul, Jackson, Bridget, Elizabeth, Matthew...
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Pedro (Pete) Santiago

April 29, 1934 - August 4, 2016

Pedro (Pete) Santiago, a long-time resident of Norristown, PA died August 4, 2016, at the age of 82. He was born on April 29, 1934 in Orocovis, Puerto Rico, however, he had made his home in Pennsylvania for the last sixty-three years. He was the oldest son of Clarizo and Anastasia Santiago of Orocovis, PR. Mr. Santiago, an entrepreneur, had a very long and varied career which included...
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Robert C. Kralle, Jr.

August 4, 2016

Robert C. Kralle, Jr., passed away suddenly, due to a heart condition, on August 4, 2016, at the age of 40. He was the devoted father of Robert, III and Aiden; the loving fiancé of Lisa Okoorian; the beloved son of Ethel and the late Robert C. Kralle, Sr.; and the dear brother of Jennifer (Michael Kaye) and the late James Kralle. Relatives and friends are invited to Robert's Life Celebration...
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Louis J. Pierson

August 3, 2016

PIERSON Louis J., of Philadelphia passed away on August 3rd, 2016 surrounded by his family at the age of 61. Louis will be greatly missed by his loving daughter Nyvette Gonzalez, grandson Nicholas, granddaughter Zoe, and stepson Paul Perez. Louis is survived by his brother John Diaz, his sister Carmen Anderson (late Gary) and his uncle Frank Pierson (Lolly). Louis also leaves behind an impressive...
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Kimberly A. Mumma

December 17, 1978 - August 3, 2016

Kimberly A. Mumma, of Collegeville, passed away Wednesday August 3, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 37 years old. Kim was born December 17, 1978 and was the daughter of Richard A. and Cynthia L. (nee Dobbs) Mumma and was the longtime companion of Brayden Manna. Kim was raised in Penn Square Village and attended St. Titus School and Kennedy Kenrick High School, Class of...
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Patricia A. Komly

August 2, 2016

KOMLY Patricia A. Age 64, passed away on August 2, 2016. Beloved sister of Catherine M. Komly. Survived by family and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to Patricia's Life Celebration Saturday 9:15AM at St Helena's Church 6161 N. 5th Street Philadelphia PA 19120. Memorial Mass will begin at 10AM. Int. Private ...
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Ronald Carl Becker

August 1, 2016

Ronald Carl Becker of Langhorne passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Monday, August 1, 2016. He was 75. Born in Johnstown, PA, he was the son of the late Carl and Florence (Lentz) Becker. He was a graduate of Central Cambria High School, class of 1959. Ron was a chemical technician at Stauffer Chemical, Morrisville, retiring after 36 years. He also worked in...
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Christine (DeAnne) Saile

July 31, 2016

Saile Christine (nee DeAnne) age 77 of Phila, passed away on July 31, 2016. Beloved mother of Paul G. Giordano, Jr. (Sandy) and loving grandmother of Nicole. Family and friends are invited to Christine's Life Celebration, from 9-10am, Sat. Aug. 6th at the Church of St. Charles Borromeo, 1731 Hulmeville Rd., Bensalem, PA and to participate in her Funeral Mass at 10am. Interment will follow...
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Paul "Thunderbolt" C. Cottman

July 30, 2016

Paul C. Cottman, (King) aka Thunderbolt 158, of Levittown, passed away on July 30, 2016. Paul was the devoted husband of Helen (nee Jones). He is also survived by 4 children. Family and friends are invited to Paul's Life Celebration, from 11-11:30am, Sat. Aug. 6th at the Salvation Army of Levittown, 215 Appletree Dr., and to participate in his Memorial Service at 11:30am. Interment private...
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Pamela C. Guerzon-Dawson

July 30, 2016

Pamela C. Guerzon-Dawson, age 49 passed away at Mercy Suburban Hospital, East Norriton, PA on July 30, 2016. Pamela resided with her beloved husband Ron Dawson in Norristown. Pamela was a loving wife, a dedicated daughter, an ever doting aunt and a fiercely loyal sister. She grew up in Brooklyn, NY and attended Berkeley Carroll School graduating onto Bard College. Pam's passion for...
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Eugene Anthony Falcone

July 30, 2016

Falcone Eugene Anthony, of Philadelphia, passed away on July 30th, 2016 at the age of 67. He was the husband of Rose Ann Falcone (nee Myslinski); father of Kristina Falcone (Montez Livingston), and Eugene Anthony Falcone, Jr.; grandfather of Montez Livingston, and Sofia Falcone; and brother to Stephen Falcone. Family and Friends are invited to Eugene's Life Celebration at the John F. Givnish...
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Robert M. Gennaro, Jr.

July 30, 2016

Robert M. Gennaro, Jr on July 30, 2016, age 87. Beloved husband of 60 years to the late Gloria Anne (Biletsky) Gennaro. Loving father of Janet (John) Tower, Thomas (Julie), William (Suzanne), Susan (Edward) Buck and James. Dear grandfather of 12 great grandfather of 2. Predeceased by his brother Alfonso. Relatives and friends are invited to Robert's Life Celebration, Wednesday, August 3,...
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Elizabeth "Betty" L. Rocchino

July 29, 2016

Elizabeth L. "Betty" Rocchino passed away peacefully on July 29, 2016 at age 90. Born in Norristown, Betty was the daughter of Vincenza and Vincenzo Pumilia. She resided in Norristown with her beloved husband Anthony D. Rocchino who passed away in 1988. Betty was the loving mother of Anthony Rocchino (Paula), Vincent Rocchino (Josephine), Charlotte Catania (James) and Joseph Rocchino. She was...
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Peter E. Sojka

July 28, 2016

Peter E. Sojka, 71, of Philadelphia passed away on July 28, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Karen E. (Finney) Sojka. Loving father of Denise N. Schmidt (Robert), Erik P. Sojka (Maria Kligmann) and Alysse V. Huff (Raymond). Doting grandfather of Elizabeth, Sierra, Nathaniel and Timothy. Formerly from Trenton, N.J., he was the son of Peter and Rose (Yuncza). Peter was a physician who...
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Elizabeth "Betty" A. Mitros

July 28, 2016

Elizabeth A. Mitros "Betty", 81, of Philadelphia – Towanda, passed away on July 28, 2016. She was a devoted Catholic and had many friends. She was the wife of the late Stephen Mitros and the mother of Mary Ellen, Maureen, Stephen, and Lynnann. She is survived by 11 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and her brothers, Joe Lovett (Fern) and Mickey. She was predeceased by 5 sisters and 1...
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Susan F. (Fisher) Barker

July 28, 2016

Barker Susan F. (nee Fisher), passed away Thursday, July 28th, at the age of 75. The daughter of the late David and Margaret Fisher, Susan is preceded in death by her loving husband, C. Harold Barker, Jr., her daughter-in-law, Tammy Barker, son-in-law, John Flynn, Jr., and her brother, James Fisher. She is survived by her children, William Barker and Cathy Sue Flynn, her grandchildren, John III...
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Mary L. Beddis

July 27, 2016

BEDDIS Mary L. 89, of Philadelphia, died July 27, 2016; wife of the late Benjamin, SR., survived by her children, Benjamin Jr. (Christine), Christine Kershaw (William), Kathleen Robinson (Paul), and Patricia Depiera, 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Mary's Life Celebration is Monday 9AM-10:30AM at St. Albert the Great, 212 Welsh Rd, Huntingdon Valley, Mass 10:30, interment Oakland...
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Beatrice "Becky" Robbins (Detwiler) Bean

February 23, 1929 - July 26, 2016

Beatrice "Becky" Robbins Bean (nee Detwiler) of East Norriton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday July 26, 2016. She was 87 years old. Born February 23, 1929 in Jamaica, Long Island, NY, she was the daughter of the late Charles H. and Hannah M. (nee Boyer) Detwiler. Mrs. Bean graduated in 1946 from the former A.D. Eisenhower High School. She worked for the former Atlantic Xray Inc. and the...
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Eli Chavez-Theiss

July 26, 2016

Eli Chavez-Theiss, age 8, of Flourtown, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Abington Hospice, Warminster. He was born in Bel Air, MD, recently completed 2nd grade at Erdenheim Elementary and a member of Boy Scout Troop 173, the Cancer Support Community of Greater Philadelphia, and an Alex's Lemonade Childhood Hero. He was the beloved son of Christian Chavez and Carrie Theiss...
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Edward W. Faunce

January 16, 1934 - July 26, 2016

Edward W. Faunce, 82, of Brigantine passed away on Tuesday July 26, 2016. He was born on January 16, 1934 in Philadelphia, PA was a graduate of Frankford High School, attended Temple and Drexel Universities, and worked as a mechanical designer for United Engineers. Ed served in the United States Navy for four years during the Korean War as radio man for a P-2 flight squadron. He was an Eagle...
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Barbara Ann Cooke Brashear

November 5, 1922 - July 24, 2016

Barbara Ann Cooke Brashear, age 93, died at Chandler Hall on Sunday, July 24, 2016 in Newtown, PA, her birthplace, November 5, 1922. The daughter of the late Robert L. and Elsie Cooke (Lear). She attended Ursinus College where she met David Brashear, a Navy V-12 pre-med student. She studied English and voice at Ursinus. After graduation she taught high school English and dramatics. While...
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Charlene C. Mercante

July 24, 2016

Charlene C. Mercante of East Norriton passed away on July 24, 2016 at age 57. Born in Philadelphia, Charlene was the daughter of the late Miriam (Gallagher) and Charles F. Colbert. Charlene is survived by her loving daughters, Nicole M. Rementer (David Deitch) and Jessica M. Mercante. She was the cherished grandmother of Alexander J. Deitch and sister of Albert Colbert, Theresa Colbert, Mary...
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Jesse Nicol

July 23, 2016

Jesse Nicol, 31, of Brigantine passed away suddenly on Saturday July 23, 2016. Jesse was born in Philadelphia Pa. He was a self employed carpenter. Jesse loved fishing and outdoor activities with his family. He enjoyed watching the History and Nature Channels and anything military. Jesse is survived by his mother Molly Alber and his father Joel Nicol. He is also survived by his sisters...
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Anna (Nedinsky) Bowen

July 23, 2016

BOWEN Anna (nee Nedinsky) age 93, passed away on July 23, 2016. Wife of the late Adam. Loving mother of Ronald and Richard Bowen. Mother-in-Law of Linda and Georgia Bowen. Grandmother of Ronald, Lori Ann, Jennifer, Karey, Sara, Jaclyn, Tracy, and Rachael. Great-Grandmother of 9. Sister of Isabelle Hilbert, and Joseph Nedinsky. Also survived by many cousins, nieces, and nephews. ...
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Tiffany A. (Magee) Hopson

July 22, 2016

Hopson Tiffany A., (nee Magee), age 43, of Quinton, VA formerly of Phila, PA, passed away suddenly on July 22, 2016. Beloved wife of Andre and loving mother of Alexia. Devoted sister of Kimberly A. Magee-Wiltbank (Wesley). Tiffany was the daughter of Catherine Magee (and the late Hugh "Bud"). Also survived by her niece, Alyssa and her nephew, Bryce. Family and friends are invited to...
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Peter Thuc Duong

March 11, 1926 - July 22, 2016

Peter Thuc Van Duong passed away at 2:30 PM on Friday July 22, 2016 at Somerton Center, Philadelphia. He had enjoyed a full life of 90 years. He was a devoted and loving husband of 64 years to his wife, My Thi Hoang, and a dedicated and nurturing father to his six children: Hang Nu Duong, Jenny Tuyen Duong, Loan Hong Duong, Jimmy Hoang Duong, David Hoang Duong, and Kim Loan Duong. Mr. Duong also...
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Michael Christopher Cervantes

July 22, 2016

CERVANTES Michael Christopher passed away on July 22, 2016, age 31. Beloved son of Gina DeAngelo and Michael B. Cervantes, dear step son of Patrick J. Kilkenny and Terry Cervantes, grandson of Virginia DeAngelo, brother of Carey Buck, also survived by his loving girlfriend, Rachel Sosenko and many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Family and friends are invited to Michael's Life Celebration Friday...
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Calogera A. (Turano) Leano

May 28, 1952 - July 22, 2016

Calogera A. Leano (nee Turano) of Souderton, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 22, 2016 at her residence. She was 64. Calogera, also known as "Cat" or "Lil" to her family and friends was born on May 28, 1952 to the late Melchiorre and Antoinette Turano. She worked as an Assembler for Visteon Corporation and in her free time enjoyed knitting, crocheting, cooking, listening to music, and...
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Eileen "Aunt" M. Nicholson

July 21, 2016

NICHOLSON Eileen M. "Aunt" passed away on July 21, 2016 age 62. Loving wife of Garry Nicholson. Loving mother of Keith Clark, Heather(Ron)Cheesman, and Alexis Clark. Beloved sister of John E. (Julie), Michael P. (Karen), Rosemary, and the late Joseph T. Murphy. Sister in law to Peggy Murphy. Also survived by a large loving family. Eileen was the owner/operator of Liberty Auto Tags for...
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George L. Plitt III

July 20, 2016

Plitt George L. III passed away at the age of 84 on July 20th, 2016. George was the beloved husband of Helen (nee Vogt); devoted father of Donna (William) Schnauffer, Diane (Ron) Schnauffer, Roseanne Plitt, and George L. Plitt IV; and loving grandfather to 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Family and Friends are invited to George's Life Celebration on July 23rd at the John F. Givnish...
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Francis "Reds" C. Harvey

May 5, 1934 - July 20, 2016

Francis C. "Reds" Harvey Sr. passed away peacefully on July 20, 2016 at age 82. Born in Philadelphia on May 5, 1934, Frank was the son of Alice (Wood) and Neil Harvey. He resided in Norristown with his beloved wife of 59 years, Elizabeth A. (Hartman) Harvey. Frank was the proud father of Francis C. Harvey Jr. (Joan Antonelli), Patrick Harvey, Beth Harvey Whalen (John) and Joseph R. Harvey ...
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Charles Everett Rollins

June 1, 1922 - July 18, 2016

Charles Everett Rollins, of Newtown, Pennsylvania, born on June 1, 1922 to Arvin L. Rollins and Roselia Harper Rollins in Appleton, Wisconsin. Passed away on July 18, 2016 at Pennswood Village, Newtown, Pa. Husband of 65 years to the late Audrey Dyer Rollins, whom he met while they were in the United States Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia. Charles is survived by two sons, Russell and...
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William "Bill" J. Warren

July 18, 2016

William James Warren, of Buckingham Pennsylvania passed away on July 18th at the Christ Home Nursing Center in Warminster. He was 79 years old. William was a devoted father to Lisa M. Mooney, Sandy D. Warren, Bill W. Warren and the late Debbie A. Warren. He had 3 grandchildren; Samantha Fellin, Tina Patterson and Michael Mooney. He is also survived by his siblings Chuck Warren Jr, Ivy...
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Marianne R. Wolk

July 18, 2016

Marianne R. Wolk, of Philadelphia, died Monday, July 18, 2016, at age 74. She was the daughter of Pietro DiRosato and the former Yolanda Rapagna. Besides being fond of the slot machines at the casinos, Marianne also enjoyed baking and cooking. Predeceased by her siblings; Loretta Horn, Pauline Belinsky, Yolanda Johnston and Fred DiRosato, she is survived by her husband, Michael J., Wolk, Jr.,...
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Robert "Bob" W. Lojewski

November 13, 1932 - July 17, 2016

Robert W. "Bob" Lojewski passed away suddenly on July 17, 2016 at age 83. Born in Philadelphia on November 13, 1932, Bob was the son of Angela (Glinska) and Anton Lojewski. He resided in Blue Bell with his beloved wife of nearly 60 years, Catherine E. (Boyle) Lojewski. Bob was the proud father of Linda Lojewski (Bill Mitrocsak), Christine Schmidt, Bob Lojewski (Mary Kay) and Steve Lojewski ...
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Kathleen M. Dugan

July 17, 2016

Kathleen M. "Kate" Dugan of Audubon passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at age 60. Born in Philadelphia, Kate was the daughter of C. Joyce (Shaw) and the late Raymond J. Purcell. Kate was the loving mother of Major Timothy "TJ" Dugan (Rachel) and Michael J. Dugan (Victoria). She was the cherished grandmother of Caily, Payton, Joshua and Alexander (AJ). In addition to her mother,...
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