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Our Obituaries

Samuel J. Marziano

May 29, 1926 - November 21, 2017

Samuel J. Marziano, 91, entered into rest on Tuesday November 21, 2017, with his family by his side in Ocean City, New Jersey. Born in Philadelphia, PA on May 29, 1926, he was the son of the late Guerino and Maria (DiBenedetto) Marziano. He was the loving and devoted husband of Patricia W. (Walsh) Marziano. Samuel attended Overbrook High School in Philadelphia, PA. He continued his education...
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Agnes Marie "A" (nee Leonard) Meany

November 20, 2017

Agnes Marie Meany "A" (nee Leonard), of Philadelphia, passed away on November 20, 2017. Devoted to her family, Agnes is survived by her loving husband Robert J. Meany Sr. of 50 years, her children Robert J. Meany Jr. and Tricia David (Brad.) and her grandchildren Bobby Meany, Lilly David and Avery David. She also is survived by her sister Berenice Winter. In addition to her family,...
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Margaret Agnes (nee Finney) O'Brien

November 20, 2017

O'Brien Margaret Agnes (nee Finney) passed away on November 20, 2017. Wife of the late Thomas J. O'Brien Sr. Survived by her children Thomas Jr. (Gail), Teresa Thoman (David), Gerard, Kevin (Bernadette), Michael, Susan Ivey (Robert), Joseph (Meg), Beth Ann Kane (Bill), 18 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son Denis Michael, and daughters Anne Marie and...
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Gloria M. (nee Loielo) Johnson

November 19, 2017

Gloria M. Johnson (nee Loielo) passed away on November 19, 2017 at the age of 85. Beloved wife of the late John A. "Jack" Johnson; loving mother of John P. Johnson, Cindy Wagner, Gina Barber, Kim Campbell (Pete) and the late Sherry Amodei; dear sister of Rose Countryman, Ralph Loielo, Gene Loielo, Barbara McCullough, Joyce Davis and Carol Freels. Gloria is also survived by her 15 grandchildren...
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Aniela (nee Petrowska) Serowatka

November 19, 2017

SEROWATKA Aniela (nee Petrowska) of Elkins Park, on November 19th 2017 at the age of 97. Aniela is preceded in death by her husband Petro. Aniela will be greatly missed by her loving children, Valentina Serowatka and John J. Serowatka (Roseanne). Aniela also leaves behind an impressive legacy in her three grandchildren; Alec, Nolan(Jill), and Teagan. Aniela was happiest when working outdoors...
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Sophia "Sophie" (nee Burry) Murray

June 5, 1926 - November 19, 2017

Sophia "Sophie" Murray passed away peacefully early Sunday, November 19, 2017, surrounded by her loving family at her residence in Norristown, PA. She was 91. Born in Swedesburg, PA on June 5, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Ignatius and Catherine (Ewanick) Burry. Surviving is her loving family of 6 sons: Jay, Patrick, Bernie, Dennis, Michael, and Knute; 3 daughters-in-law: Connie, Linda...
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William "Bill" Hobbs

November 19, 2017

William "Bill" Hobbs, 56, of Yardley, PA died on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Chandler Hall Hospice with his loving family by his side. Born in Bristol, PA, Bill was a lifelong resident of Newtown and Yardley. Bill is a graduate of Council Rock High School, Class of 1979 and he attended Rutgers University. He spent his professional career in food service working for US Foods, SYSCO and...
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James J. DiBella (Retired)

November 19, 2017

Brig. Gen. James J. DiBella (Retired), 79, of Brigantine passed away at home with his family by his side on Sunday November 19, 2017. Jim was born in Williamsport Pa. He was a graduate of Lock Haven University with a degree in teaching. He was an elementary school math teacher with the Abington School District. He was a lifelong business entrepreneur who owned many businesses in Pennsylvania. Jim...
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Mark A. Hamill

November 18, 2017

Mark A. Hamill, 51 of Philadelphia passed away on November 18, 2017. Loving son of Robert and Marie (Jones) Weiss. Dear brother of Lisa Treacy (Martin). Nephew of Thomas Jones (Carol), Howard Jones and John Weiss (Kathy). Mark was an avid football fan especially the Dallas Cowboys , he also enjoyed going to the movies and playing with his cats. Relatives and friends are invited to Mark's...
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Janet T. O'Connor

May 10, 1923 - November 17, 2017

Janet T. O'Connor passed away with her family by her side on Friday, November 17, 2017 at age 94. Born May 10, 1923 in Middleport, PA, Janet was the daughter of Mary (Victor) and Francis Yavulla. Her husband, Finbarr M. O'Connor, Sr. passed away in 2016 after 69 years of marriage. Janet and Finbarr raised their family in Plymouth Meeting before retiring in East Norriton. Janet was the loving...
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Anthony Michael Vernacchio

October 2, 1941 - November 17, 2017

Anthony Michael Vernacchio of Royersford passed away on Friday, November 17, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Anthony was born in Norristown, PA on October 2, 1941 to the late Michael and Josephine Vernacchio (nee Milito). Anthony was the devoted husband of 55 years to Roseanne (nee Monastero), beloved father to Donna Roberto (David), Michael Vernacchio, Sharon Sheehan (Mike Harney), and...
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Alan Jovovich

November 17, 2017

Alan Jovovich, died on November 17, 2017. He was 62 years old.   Alan celebrated 25 years of employment at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, New Jersey. Beloved son of Elizabeth (nee Duffy) and the late Alexander Jovovich.  Brother of Kenneth, Michael (Joanne), Gary (Denise), Scott (Liz), Lisa Wiley (Pat), Gregg and Jeffrey.  Alan is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins,...
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Zlatica C. Ukalovic

November 16, 2017

Zlatica C. Ukalovic, 61, of Philadelphia, passed away on November 16, 2017. She was born in Croatia, the daughter of Stephen and Anna Seserko, and moved to Philadelphia at the age of 10. She attended St. Basil's Academy in Jenkintown. Zlatica met Rudy, the love of her life, at the Croatian Center in New York City, and they were inseparable ever since. She began her working career as a...
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Marie A. Barbine

January 7, 1936 - November 16, 2017

Marie A. Barbine of Bridgeport, passed away peacefully on Thursday November 16, 2017 with her family by her side. She was 81 years old. Born January 7, 1936 in Norristown, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Carmella (nee Bruno) DiNolfi and the beloved wife of Amedeo Barbine with whom she shared 62 years of marriage. Marie was employed by AT&T for 23 years. She was a past president...
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Donald Edward Bracken

November 16, 2017

Donald Edward Bracken passed away peacefully at home at the age of 85, surrounded by his family. He was an adoring husband to Lorraine Blanchette Bracken and wonderful father to his daughter, Valerie. He was raised in Rockville Centre, NY, to parents Andrew Anthony Bracken and Janet Collins, with loving siblings Andrew and Nanette. After he graduated from Hofstra University (Hempstead, N.Y.),...
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Francis J. Ciccarone

March 5, 1933 - November 16, 2017

Francis J. Ciccarone, of Huntington Valley, and a former resident of Norristown, passed away peacefully on Thursday November 16, 2017, with his family by his side. Born March 5, 1933 in Norristown, he was the son of the late Frank and Elizabeth (nee Paul) Ciccarone, the beloved father of Holly Pasquini, and grandfather of Gabrielle Pasquini. In addition to Holly and Gabrielle, Francis is...
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William H. "Bill" Eble

November 15, 2017

William H. Eble "Bill",of Philadelphia, age 74, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Bill is predeceased by his daughter Tracey. Bill was the devoted husband of Dorothy (nee Cameron). Surviving are two daughters Kelly Eble and Dianne Eble. Relatives and friends are invited to share in Bill's Life Celebration Saturday, November 18, 2017 starting at 8:30AM at John F. Givnish Life...
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Miguel A. Gonzalez

November 14, 2017

GONZALEZ Miguel A., of Philadelphia on November 14th 2017 at the age of 68. Miguel is survived by his loving wife Mariana (nee Figueroa) and three caring children; Emily Centeno (David), Michele Rivera (Jimmie) and Miguel Jr. Relatives and friends are invited to Miguel's Life Celebration viewing on Wednesday November 22nd at the Geitner Givnish Life Celebration Home (6230 N. 5th street,...
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Sandra Burack Herbst

November 14, 2017

Sandra Julia Burack Herbst, age 87, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Born in Newark, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Ephraim and Jeannette (Krauss) Burack. Sandra was the devoted and loving wife of the late Gerald B. Herbst. Surviving are three beloved children, Beth Herbst-Smith of Delran, NJ, Nancy Herbst-Banta (David McGilloway) of Pipersville, PA, and...
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Carol L. McNamee

November 14, 2017

Carol L. McNamee, 80, of Philadelphia, died on November 14 at Powerback Nursing Home, Hatboro. Born in Philadelphia, Carol was a former 55 year resident of Warminister, PA. Carol is a graduate of Little Flower High School and a retired office manager at Upper Southampton Water and Sewer Authority after more than 25 years of service. She is a former member of Assumption BVM Church and...
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Carl J. Lundy

January 22, 1927 - November 13, 2017

Carl J. Lundy, Sr. of East Norriton, passed away peacefully on Monday November 13, 2017, with his family by his side. He was 90 years old. Born January 22, 1927 in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Carl H. and Mary (nee Master) Lundy and the beloved husband of Joan (nee Carr) Lundy. Carl served in World War II as a Staff Sergeant in the Army Air Forces. He worked as an electrical...
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Mary I. (nee Matz) Thomas

November 13, 2017

THOMAS Mary I. (nee Matz) died Nov. 13, 2017 in Jeanes Hospital. Mary was born 93 years ago in Elmira, NY to Anthony Matz and the former Anna Dickey. She was a retired bookkeeper for Local 1201. Preceded in death by her husband Raphael "Ray" Thomas , brother-in-law Samuel Thomas and her son Michael Thomas, she is survived by her children; Robert Thomas (Ellen) and Maryann McNaughton (the late...
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Phyllis H. Dorn

June 4, 1929 - November 13, 2017

Phyllis H. Dorn, of Norristown, passed away peacefully on November 13, 2017 at the age of 88. She was born in Philadelphia on June 4, 1929 to the late Arline (nee Wisner) and Frederick Herzel. Phyllis was predeceased by her loving husband, James Vernon Dorn. She is survived by her beloved children Alan Dorn (Annie) and Mary Beth Dorn. Phyllis is also survived by her wonderful caretaker, Princess....
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Dennis N. Raptis

November 12, 2017

Dennis N. Raptis, 75, a 30 year resident Brigantine formerly of White Plains NY passed away peacefully on Sunday November 12, 2017. Dennis was born in Riverdale NY. He was a longtime restaurant owner in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey. He was a limousine business owner and his last employment was with Harrah's Entertainment. Dennis was a fan of the Miami Hurricanes and he lived for the New...
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Joyce Trate

November 12, 2017

TRATE Joyce age 76 November 12, 2017. Loving mother of Cheryl Trate. Beloved Grandmother of Christopher Perez, and Sabrina Madrigal. Great Grandmother of Julieanna, Joy, Christopher,Jr., and Annalise. Sister of Gail(Niles)Novak, Aunt of Edward and Charles Novak. Relatives and friends are invited to Joyce's Life Celebration Friday 11AM to 12:30PM at the Geitner Givnish Life Celebration Home...
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Charles Augustus Boettner

November 12, 2017

Charles Augustus Boettner, 86, of Smithville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at AtlantiCare Mainland Division following a brief illness. He leaves his beloved family: wife of 36 years, Harriet (Thomas) Boettner, sister Elizabeth Lepre, niece and nephews and pets. Born and raised in Philadelphia, the son of Charles and Adele (Wolf) Boettner, he is also predeceased by his...
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Joseph McDowell III

November 12, 2017

Joseph McDowell, III passed away, suddenly, on November 12, 2017 at the age of 65. Beloved husband of Diane E. (nee Elitz); loving father of Daniel (Lauren); cherished grandfather of Caroline; dear brother of Eileen King (John), Barbara Tercha (Paul), Virginia DeHaan (J.C.) and Lorraine Camaratta (Joe). Relatives and friends are invited to Joe's Life Celebration Thursday, November 16th, from...
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Joan S. (nee Strickland) Meno

November 12, 2017

Joan S. Meno (nee Strickland) passed away on November 12, 2017 at the age of 80. Loving mother of Jerry Meno (Dawn) and Suzanne Berndlmaier (Pete); cherished grandmother of Jamie, Nick, Pete and great-grandmother of Anthony and Vinny; dear sister of Raymond Strickland. Joan was a member of the United Methodist Church of the Good Shepherd for many years. Relatives and friends are invited to Joan...
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Thomas E. Forsaith

November 11, 2017

Forsaith, Thomas E. of Levittown, passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017. He was 58. Tom was born in Levittown, PA, the son of the late Roland and Marilyn (nee Phillips) Forsaith. He is survived by his aunt, Shirley Mayer, cousins, Linda Van Handel and Pamela (David) Mayer Strobino, and several extended family members. The family would especially like to thank Tom's home helpers, Louise...
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Edward J. "Duke" Durante

February 24, 1948 - November 11, 2017

Edward J. "Duke" Durante, of West Norriton, passed away on November 11, 2017 at the age of 69. He was born on February 24, 1948 to the late Florence and Edward A. Durante in Norristown. Ed is survived by his children, who he shared with Candace Durante; Kira Jolles, Kori Springer (Chad), Kelly Knauf (Nicholas), Jaala Dellangelo (John), and Mallory Cooper (Corey). He is also survived by two...
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Robert LeRoy Ellison

December 31, 1965 - November 11, 2017

Robert LeRoy Ellison, age 51, died suddenly from complications of type 1 diabetes on Saturday, November 11, 2017.  Bob was born in Phoenix, Arizona on December 31, 1965. He grew up in Phoenix and spent much of his adult life there. A graduate of Arcadia High School in Phoenix (1983) Bob was the most accomplished musician in his class, playing trumpet and keyboard. Playing and listening to...
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Leslie R. "Les" Hadley

November 11, 2017

Major Leslie R. "Les" Hadley, USAF, of Levittown, PA, passed away Saturday, November 11th, 2017. He was 92. Born in Ballardvalle, MA, and graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover MA; he entered the US Army Air Corps (US Air Force) in January of 1943 for flight training. Piloting the B-24 (Liberator), he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for Heroism and earned 4 Air Medals, completing...
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Stella M. Buziak

November 11, 2017

Stella M. Buziak (nee Stanish), of Philadelphia, passed away on November 11, 2017 surrounded by her family. Daughter of the late Stanley and Sophie (nee Maciole) Stanish. She was the wife to the late Andrew Buziak. Stella is survived by her caring children Louise Pollock (Dennis) and Thomas Buziak. Her caring grandchildren Dennis Jr. Pollock (Denise), Debra Cannon (Michael Sr.), Angela Buziak,...
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Joanna Hruza Howell

November 10, 2017

Joanna Hruza Howell, 85, of Northfield passed away at her home with her daughter by her side on Friday November 10, 2017. Raised in Port Norris, NJ, she was the daughter of Fred and Mary Hruza. A Millville Memorial High School graduate, she received an Associate's Degree from Cumberland County College. Joanna worked for several Insurance Companies in the Cumberland County area, the last being...
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Sarah E. "Sally" Pension

November 10, 2017

Sarah E. "Sally" Pension (nee Flitcroft) passed away on November 10, 2017 at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late Donald V. Pension; loving mother of Patricia Szychulski (Denis), Susan Szychulski (Robert), Donald Pension, Jr. (Debbie) and Gene Pension (Linda); dear sister of Buddy Flitcroft. Also survived by her 15 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited...
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Francis Joseph "Chipper" Galdo

November 10, 2017

Francis Joseph "Chipper" Galdo, age 71, of Phila., on Nov. 10, 2017. Beloved father of Patricia Galdo Blew, Kellyanne Galdo Romanowski, Jessica Galdo Williams, Timothy Galdo, Anna Saklad, Michelle Saklad & Gregory Saklad. Dear brother of Louis, Donald & James Galdo and the late Kathleen and Joseph and step-father of Lynne Rabchuk Watts. Grandfather of 8: Andrew, James, Nicholas, Ashley, Sierra...
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Mary T. Wurst

November 10, 2017

Mary T. Wurst (nee Wilson), passed away Friday, November 10th, at the age of 91. Born in Philadelphia, Mary was an original homeowner of Levittown. She enjoyed cooking and crochet, but most of all loved to spend time with her family. Preceded in death by her beloved husband of 49 years, Frank Wurst Sr., and her son Frank Jr., Mary is survived by her adoring children John (Marceleen), Gerry ...
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Virginia M. (nee Martin) Beckett

November 9, 2017

Beckett Virginia M. (nee Martin), of Philadelphia, passed peacefully on November 9, 2017, she was 89. Beloved wife of Stanley Beckett for 68 years, she is also survived by their children, Carol Reedman (Harold), Alan Beckett (Janet), and David Beckett (Natalie). Grandmother to Elizabeth, Joel, Samuel, Hannah, Jordan, and Molly. Relatives and friends are invited to Virginia's Life...
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Theresa A. (nee DiPietro) Donahue

November 9, 2017

Donahue Theresa A. (nee DiPietro) on Nov. 9, 2017, age 85 of Phila. Beloved wife of the late James, loving mother of Patricia Devlin, Teresa Levitsky (Ken), James, Mary Donahue, Carol Donahue (Craig Dobbins), Liz Carroll (Joe) and the late Carleen Donahue, dear sister of Rose Price, cherished grandmother 12 great grandmother of 2. Family and friends are invited to Theresa's Life Celebration...
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George L. Taylor

December 23, 1931 - November 9, 2017

George L. Taylor, 85, of West Chester, formerly of Audubon PA, passed away at home on November 9, 2017 surrounded by his family. Born December 23, 1931 in Havertown to the late William and Margaret (nee Murphy) Taylor. George was a graduate of West Catholic High School and Drexel University. He was the former CFO of Hale Resources Inc. and Evans Clay Company. George is survived by his loving...
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John M. Fino

October 20, 1930 - November 9, 2017

Dr. John M. Fino passed away peacefully on November 9, 2017 at age 87. Born October 20, 1930, John was the son of Catherine (Pisto) and Anthony Fino. He is survived by his niece, Lisa M. Fino, her children, John Thomas and Joseph Anthony Fino, and his good friend, Carla Wagner. John was preceded in death by his brother, Donald J. Fino and his sister-in law Marie A. Fino (nee Sedlock). John...
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Anne M. Ryan

November 9, 2017

Anne M. Ryan, daughter of the late Bernard Ryan and Bridget Cole Ryan, was born on January 6, 1928 in Newfoundland, Canada. Part of a large and loving family that included nine brothers and sisters, Anne was raised in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia where she attended Nativity BVM grade school before graduating from Little Flower High School. As a young woman, Anne entered religious...
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Ralph E. Brown

November 8, 2017

Ralph E. Brown, 76 of Levittown passed away at home with his loving wife by his side on November 8, 2017. Beloved husband of Irene F. (O'Donnell) Brown. Loving father of Michael T. Brown (Celeste) and the late David W. Brown. Doting grandfather of Fiona Brown. Also survived by his siblings Howard Brown, Glen Brown, Arlene Bryson, Linda Brown, Andrew Wilson, John Wilson and Robert Turner. Ralph...
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Kathleen Carolyn McCreary

November 6, 2017

Kathleen Carolyn McCreary, age 96, passed away peacefully in Langhorne PA on November 6, 2017. She was known for her great warmth, personal resilience, and pride in her family. Kathleen spent her early years in Philadelphia, part of a strong and close family of six girls and one boy. She married James McCreary, Jr. and shared her life with him for 62 years, ending with his death. Together they...
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Genevieve M. Stec

November 6, 2017

Genevieve M. Stec, 91, formerly of Olney, passed away peacefully on November 6, 2017. She was the wife of the late Edward and is survived by her sons, Edward J. (Linda) and Michael (Marie), her grandchildren Erica Cook (William), Anthony (Jenna), and Edward M. (Kaitlin), 3 great-grandchildren, and her brother John Rakczawski. She was predeceased by her daughter Dolores. Relatives and friends...
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Francis James Nolan, Jr.

November 6, 2017

Francis James Nolan, Jr. on Monday November 6, 2017 at Holy Redeemer Hospice. He was 78 years old. Born in Philadelphia to Francis James, Sr. and Rose (nee Schulgen) Nolan. Loving Father of Patricia Nolan (Larry Aitken), Robert Nolan (Donna), Edward Nolan (Maggie) Christine McNicholas (Kevin) and the late Francis James Nolan,lll. Brother of Donna Crusemire and the late Rosemarie Fink. Also sadly...
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Roy John Howe

November 6, 2017

Roy John Howe, 85, of Brigantine, NJ entered into rest on November 6, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Franklin Lakes, NJ he was the son of the late Harry James and Mary (Hart) Howe. He was the devoted husband of Anne Marie (Klappert) Howe whom he married on August 28, 1965. Roy was a Foreman and Recycling Coordinator for the City of Brigantine for over 28 years. He was...
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Patricia Ann (nee Farrell) Kurtz

January 30, 1960 - November 5, 2017

Patricia Ann Kurtz (nee Farrell) of Collegeville, passed away peacefully at Phoenixville Hospital on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017 with her loving family by her side. She was 57 years old. Born Jan. 30, 1960, in Chestnut Hill, Patti was the daughter of John 'Jack' Farrell and the late Rita (nee Olivieri) Farrell and the beloved wife of David Kurtz, with whom she shared 13 years of marriage. Patti,...
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Joanna (nee Brett) Davis

November 5, 2017

Davis Joanna (nee Brett), of Philadelphia, aged 75, passed away November 5, 2017. Loving wife of the late James Davis, Jr.; Joanna is survived by her children Susan Pettit (Tim), Linda Demshock (Jeff), James Davis III (Stacey), Kathryn Shick (Greg), Matthew Davis (Audrey); and her grandchildren Lauren, Julie, Brett, Steven, Daniel, and James IV. Relatives and friends are invited to Joanna's...
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Edward "Norm" Ziegler

November 5, 2017

Edward "Norm" Ziegler passed away peacefully on November 5th 2017, surrounded by family. He was the beloved Father of 3 daughters, Cathy Carfagno of East Norriton, PA, Cheryl & Peter Auerbach of Groton, CT and Cindy & Mark Huston of Longwood, FL. He was a beloved Grandfather of Lindsay (Carfagno) & Kevin O'Brien, Jessica Carfagno, Brittany (Auerbach) & Chris Hebert, Oliver Auerbach, Paige Huston,...
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Dorothy M. (nee McCabe) Burke-Watson

November 4, 2017

BURKE-WATSON Dorothy M. (nee McCabe) of Philadelphia, on November 4th, 2017 at the age of 100. Dorothy will be greatly missed by her five children; Robert Watson(Teri), Carole Tyre (late Peter), Janice Cash (Joseph), James Watson (Shirley), and William Watson (Cynthia). Dorothy also leaves behind an impressive legacy in her numerous grandchildren, and great grand children. Dorothy was...
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Frank W. Bair

November 4, 2017

Frank W. Bair, 64, of Phila, died November 4, 2017. Frank enjoyed classic cars, especially his 1970 red GT Torino, but especially loved his time with his family. Beloved husband of Anne, father of Frank Jr (Katherine) and Meghan Gordon (Patrick), grandfather of Aubrey, Eva, Logan, and Cole, son of the late Frank and Joan, brother of Debbie, Peggy, Kenny, Lynn, and the late David. Frank's...
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Carol M. (nee DeCerio) Graham

April 1, 1933 - November 4, 2017

Carol M. Graham (nee DeCerio) of Royersford and a former resident of Norristown, passed away peacefully on Saturday November 4, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was 84 years old. Born April 1, 1933 in Norristown, she was the daughter of the late James and Anna (nee Muscarella) DeCerio "DeCesare" and the beloved wife of the late Leonard A. Graham, Sr. Carol, along with her late husband...
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Ralph Joseph Williams

November 4, 2017

Ralph Joseph Williams of North Wales, PA. Known to family and friends as "BUD" died Saturday, November 4, 2017 at St. Mary's Manor, Lansdale, PA. He was 86 years old. Born in Philadelphia, PA to Ralph P. and Dolores (nee Otterbein) Williams. Beloved husband of 63 years to Mary A. (nee Graham) Williams. Loving father of Joseph (Deborah) Williams, Charles (Florence) Williams and the late Stephen...
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Garret J. Krewson

November 4, 2017

Garret J. Krewson, age 52 of Coopersburg, PA, died on November 4, 2017 after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his parents Jane and David Krewson of Garden Spot Village, New Holland, PA and his brother Thomas Krewson and his friend, Stephen McGrane of Califon, New Jersey. Garry was raised in Newtown where he lived with his family for many years while he attended school in the Council Rock...
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Thomas "Tommy" P. Twers

November 3, 2017

Twers Thomas "Tommy" P., passed away Friday, November 3rd, at the age of 34. Tommy was born in Philadelphia and was a 2001 graduate of Del Val High School. He excelled at sports, especially soccer and baseball, and in 2001, Tommy was selected 2nd team all city in soccer. Preceded in death by his brother, Andrew, and both his paternal and maternal grandparents, Tommy is survived by his...
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Margaret Mary Catagnus

November 3, 2017

On November 3, 2017, Margaret Mary "Peggy" (Vuotto) Catagnus, age 79, peacefully passed away. Born and raised in Norristown, PA, Peggy was the loving daughter of Francis P. Vuotto and Margaret Mary (Lawless) Vuotto and younger sister of Cecelia Ann Haney, all of whom predeceased her. She was the former wife of Charles J. Catagnus, Jr. and loving mother of Charles (Holly), Thomas (Kathleen),...
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Jean M. (nee Sokolek) Garback

November 3, 2017

Garback – Jean M. (nee Sokolek) Age 91 on Friday November 3, 2017. Wife of the late Thaddeus Garback, Loving Mother of Richard E. Garback (Nancy) and Ronald T. Garback. Devoted grandmother of Daniel (Karen), Robert (Melissa), Angela, Stacy (Jim), Jennifer (Joe) and Richard Garback, Jr.,Great-grandmother of Brittnay, Ashley, Courtney, Jesse, Julia, and great-great-grandmother of Anthony Richard...
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Francis DeVito, Jr.

June 11, 1953 - November 3, 2017

Francis DeVito Jr., "Frank", 64 of Galloway Twp, NJ passed away on November 3rd, 2017. Born in Somers Point, NJ to Frank DeVito Sr. and Anna DeVito on June 11th, 1953. He was the oldest of his two siblings, Joey and Lori Ann. After graduating Pleasantville high school in 1972 Frank began a career with the Local 27 Sheet Metal Union in which he pursued and excelled in until retirement. He...
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Ronald K. (Ron) Raby, Sr.

November 2, 2017

Raby- Ronald K. Sr. (Ron) on Thurs. Nov. 2, 2017. Beloved husband for 42 years to Marguerite C. (nee Kaul), and dear father of Ronald K. Jr. (Debi), Brian J. (August), and Keith M. (Lauren) Raby. Devoted grandfather of Ronnie, Brian, Reese, and Gerard. Brother of Larry Walkden, John Walkden, Denise Crumley, and the late Darlene Walkden. Family and friends are invited to Ron's Life...
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Phyllis McGlynn

September 14, 1933 - November 2, 2017

Phyllis was born in Trenton, NJ on September 14, 1933. She had a wonderful childhood and her real adventure started when she met the love of her life, Larry, at Cookies Soda Fountain in Trenton when she was 19 years old.  They were married on January 10th, 1953.  Larry joined the Air Force and she accompanied him across the United States where they started having children. She and Larry had...
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Leonard F. Varacallo

December 22, 1926 - November 1, 2017

Leonard F. Varacallo, of Levittown, passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at his residence. He was 90 years old. Leonard was born on December 22, 1926 to the late Girolamo (Jerome) and Maria (nee Onorato) Varacallo in Philadelphia, PA. He was a 1944 graduate of North Catholic High School and proudly served in the United States Army from 1945 to 1946 serving in Germany briefly. After being...
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George S. Curtin

November 1, 2017

Curtin George S., passed away Wednesday, November 1st, at the age of 87. A proud Navy Veteran, George was a graduate of Falls Twp. High School. He enjoyed shooting Pool and was a member of the APA (Amateur Pool Association). George was also a member of the Falls Twp. Gun Club and loved to trap shoot; at one time he was ranked in the top 4 in the country. Preceded in death by his beloved wife,...
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Charles A. Wells, , Jr.

October 31, 2017

Charles A. Wells, Jr., 81, noted printmaker and sculptor of Newtown, PA, passed away on October 31, 2017. Beloved husband of Margaret Diana Greig Wells. Loving father of Colin Wells, Aaron Wells (Elizabeth), Sebastian Bees, Brooke Wells (Amy) and Hunter Wells, and grandfather of Simon, Andy, Theo, Harry, Sophia and Spencer. After studying as an apprentice with the master printmaker and sculptor...
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Cullen John Knight

December 28, 1999 - October 31, 2017

Cullen John Knight was born on December 28, 1999. His family called him Cully or CJ. When he got older he insisted that anyone outside of his immediate family refer to him as Cullen. He attended school at Copper Beech Elementary School and Abington Junior and Senior High Schools. He attended church with his family at the Greater Philadelphia Church of Christ. As a young boy, he was very...
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Phyllis Conturso

October 31, 2017

Phyllis Conturso, 86, of Yardley, PA died on Tuesday, October 31 at her home with her family by her side. Born in Trenton, NJ, Phyllis is the youngest of 8 siblings. Phyllis is a graduate of Trenton High School and a former employee of the State of New Jersey at the Treasurer office. She was a great cook and enjoyed entertaining family and friends. She was a caregiver all her life. ...
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Patricia A. McCarthy

October 30, 2017

Patricia A McCarthy, passed away suddenly  October 30th, 2017. She will be sadly missed by her sister Alice Taylor, her brothers Thomas McCarthy (Deborah),  and John McCarthy (Betty). Also survived by her nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly: Tommy, Heather, Jimmy, Ashley, Julie, Timmy, Peter and Michael.   Mass will be held at 10:00 am at St. Christopher's Roman Catholic Church 13301...
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John Joseph McPhelim

March 13, 1928 - October 30, 2017

John Joseph McPhelim of Audubon, Pennsylvania passed away on October 30, 2017 at the age of 89. John was a loving son, husband, son-in-law, father, father-in-law, grandfather, uncle and loving friend. John was born to Patrick and Mary (Griffin) in Brooklyn, New York on March 13, 1928. He turned down a minor league baseball contract with the Chicago Cubs and enlisted in the United States...
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Irving F. Roth

October 30, 2017

Irving F. Roth, 88 of New Hope, PA passed peacefully surrounded by his family on October 30, 2017. Irv was born in Trenton, NJ, followed by residences in Yardley and New Hope, PA. Irv spent his career in the automobile business, starting as a lot boy at Keats Ford to ultimately the owner of Hamilton Chrysler in Hamilton Square, NJ for over 30 years. Irv enjoyed travelling the world with his...
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Susan Y. Ferguson

October 30, 2017

Susan Y. Ferguson, 70, of Levittown, passed away on October 30, 2017. She enjoyed her pets, but most of all loved her grandchildren. Susan was the wife of the late John Ferguson and is survived by her sons Scott (Jennifer) and Kent (Jody), her grandchildren Victoria, Isabella, Megan, and Johnny, and her mother, Lenore. Relatives and friends are invited to Susan's Life Celebration on Friday...
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Sandra L. "Sandy" Belmont

October 30, 2017

Sandra L. Belmont, 'Sandy", of Feasterville, PA passed away on Monday, October 30, 2017 at The Birches at Newtown. She was 77. Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the daughter of the late James and Ada (Edwards) Brehant. Sandy was affectionately known as "Mom" to all, taking care of everyone she met. She enjoyed spending time with her family, auto racing, shopping, boating and traveling in...
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Barbara N. Lloyd

April 12, 1946 - October 29, 2017

Barbara N. Lloyd of Blue Bell, passed away peacefully on Sunday October 29, 2017 at home with her family. Born April 12, 1946 in Springfield, MA, she was the daughter of the late Justin and Motlea (nee Spigel) Neuhoff, and the beloved wife of John "Jack" Lloyd. Barb was a woman who found good in everyone. Loving, caring and giving, she embodied the word nice. Her family was the most fortunate...
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Gloria June (nee Girard) Greeby

December 11, 1929 - October 28, 2017

Gloria June Greeby (nee Girard) of Lansdale passed away peacefully on October 28, 2017 at age 87. She was born on December 11, 1929 in Philadelphia to the late Helen (nee Vandegrift) and Stephen Girardi. Gloria was the devoted mother to Ralph Gallo (Patty) and the late John and David Gallo, loving sister to Connie Biancacci (Bill), doting grandmother to Elana, Edward, David, Joseph, and Mark,...
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Ronald Francis Vandetti

May 21, 1941 - October 28, 2017

Ronald Francis Vandetti, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania passed away on October 28, 2017 at the age of 76. Born on May 21, 1941 to the late Carl Vandetti and Lucy (Staffieri) Vandetti. Ronald served in the U.S. Navy on the SS Galveston and was honorably discharged in 1966. Upon his discharge from the Navy, he worked at Wonder Bread up until his retirement. Ronald is predeceased by his beloved...
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Ruth W. (nee Whetsell) Baniak

October 28, 2017

Baniak Ruth W. (nee Whetsell), passed away Saturday, October 28th, at the age of 92. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Edward A. Baniak Sr., Ruth is survived by her children Edward A. Baniak Jr. and Susan Walters-Baniak, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Ruth was a cashier at the Pathmark of Fairless Hills for 35...
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Roberta "Robin" J. Campbell

April 1, 2017 - October 28, 2017

Roberta "Robin" J. Campbell of Norristown passed away peacefully with her family by her side on October 28, 2017. She was 79 years old. She was born in Norristown on April 1, 1938 to the late Raymond and Emma (Pataky) Campbell. Robin was very active in her community, especially in her church, St. Francis of Assisi. She also belonged to the Ladies of St. Francis. Robin is survived by her...
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Judith Ann (nee Lake) Strover

October 28, 2017

Judith Ann Strover, (nee Lake), of Newtown, passed away into God's loving care on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at her residence. She was 67 years old. Judy, as she was affectionately known by her family and friends was born on May 30, 1950 in Summit N.J. to Victor and Margaret E. (nee Ridgeway) Lake and was raised in Dover N.J. She was the wife to Russell G. Strover and together they shared 37...
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Pasquale A. DelConte

October 27, 2017

DelConte Pasquale A., passed away on Friday, October 27th, surrounded by his loving family. Born inWildwood, NJ, Pat was very active in the community. Former President of the Wildwood Crest Little League, he was the Maintenance Supervisor for the Morey Organization (Morey's Pier) for over 35 years. Pat was a compassionate, kind hearted person that loved to spend time with his family. Pat is...
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Gertrude M. Kelly

November 15, 1921 - October 26, 2017

Gertrude M. Kelly of Worcester passed away peacefully with her loving niece and nephew by her side on October 26, 2017 at age 95. She was born on November 15, 1921 in Norristown to the late Mary Ellen (nee Cummings) and William Thomas Kelly. She will be remembered for being a happy, gracious woman who called everyone Friend, who loved to travel, loved her family and friends, loved the Church,...
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Philomena Slattery

March 29, 1941 - October 26, 2017

Philomena Slattery of Trooper, passed away peacefully on Thursday October 26, 2017. Born March 29, 1941 in Long Island, NY, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Dominica (nee Palmese) Longo, and the beloved wife of 57 years of Francis R. Slattery. Mena, or "Miss Mena" as she was affectionately known by her preschoolers, was retired but had taught at Twin Acres Country Day School and The...
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Frances Blackman

October 25, 2017

Frances Blackman, 97, of Somers Point, NJ went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday Oct 25, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Roanoke, VA, she was the daughter of the late John P. and Bessie (White) Carter. She was the widow of Robert Earl Blackman who entered into rest in 2009. Frances was a graduate of the National Business College of Roanoke, VA. She worked as a school...
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Julia L. (nee Gasiorek) Eline

October 25, 2017

ELINE Julia L. (nee Gasiorek), of Yardley, passed away on October 25th, 2017 at the age of 93, surrounded by her family. Devoted wife of 56 years to the late George J., Julia is survived by her loving children; Maryann Shuhart (Ed), and Jim Eline (Vicki). Julia also leaves behind her five caring grandchildren; Katie, Becky, Molly, Tyler, and Sammy as well as great grandchildren Caiden and Chase....
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Maureen R. Holmes

October 24, 2017

Maureen R. Holmes, 74 of Philadelphia passed away at home on October 24, 2017. Beloved wife of the late William J. Holmes, Jr. Loving mother of Colleen C. DeSalme (Edward) and Helene Baczkowski (Matthew). Doting grandmother of Shannon Johnson (Stephen), Kelly and Alice. Great grandmother of Morgan and Logan. Moe enjoyed spending time with her granddaughters and her dog Sunshine, drinking Sangria...
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Mary S. (nee Whitmus) Cinkutis

October 24, 2017

Cinkutis Mary S. (nee Whitmus), passed away courageously and peacefully on Tuesday, October 24th, at the age of 86. She enjoyed casino gambling and was a huge fan of Wrestlemania with Hulk Hogan being her favorite wrestler for decades until John Cena came along and Hulk was out. Above all, Mary enjoyed spending time with her family. She is preceded in death by her daughters Annmarie Losch...
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Anna M. "Peggy" (nee Reilly) Bannon

October 24, 2017

Anna M. "Peggy" Bannon (nee Reilly) passed away on October 24, 2017 at the age of 82. Beloved wife of the late William J. Bannon; loving mother of Mary Ann Chubb (James), Bob Bannon (Dolly Jackson), Betty Egras, Thomas Bannon (Colleen), Peggy Allen (George), the late Bill Bannon (surviving spouse, Kathleen) and the late Michael Bannon; dear sister of Thomas Reilly and Theresa "Tess" Rounds. Also...
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Arthur M. Dilworth, Sr.

October 23, 2017

Arthur M. Dilworth Sr. of Plymouth Meeting, passed away peacefully on October 23, 2017 at the age of 69. Born April 16, 1948 in Upper Merion, PA, Arthur was the son of the late Lena (nee Cofield) and Francis Dilworth Sr. He worked as a millwright at Merck & Co. Arthur shared four beloved children with Catherine F. Dilworth. He was the father of Shawn "Kelly" Bojanowski (Stephen), Arthur "AJ"...
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Mildred E. Benedict

April 16, 1940 - October 23, 2017

Mildred E. Benedict passed away peacefully at her home in Norristown on October 23, 2017 at age 77. Born April 16, 1940 in Oxford, PA, Mildred was the daughter of Anne A. (Shields) and J. Paul Evans. Her beloved husband, Carl V. Benedict, passed away in 2004. Mildred was the loving mother of Wendy A. Goodreau (Chris) and Kristyne M. Todd. She was the cherished grandmother of John M. Loftus,...
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Charles H. Conway, Jr.

October 22, 2017

Conway, Jr. Charles H., of Philadelphia aged 78, passed away October 22, 2017. Father of Steven Conway (Averee), grandfather of Laynce Conway; Charles worked as a postal clerk for the U.S. Postal Service for 40 years. Relatives and friends are invited to Charles' Life Celebration on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 10-11AM followed by his funeral service at 11AM at John F. Givnish of Academy...
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James J. Murrin

October 22, 2017

James J. Murrin passed away on October 22, 2017 at the age of 85. Loving father of Kathy Murrin, Michael Murrin, Beth Meder and the late Jimmy Murrin. Also survived by his 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. James proudly served his country in the Navy during the Korean War. Relatives and friends are invited to James' Life Celebration Monday, October 30th, from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at...
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Lydia Antonia De Jesus Borrero

October 22, 2017

Lydia Antonia De Jesus Borrero, 56, of Philadelphia, passed away suddenly on Sunday, October 22, 2017. Born in Utuado, Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of Jose DeJesus and Josefa Borrero. She was working as a Business Analyst for Temple University Hospital. Lydia enjoyed baking, cooking, cake decorating, bowling, coordinating activities, dancing, exercising, traveling, reading,...
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Warren E. Bartlett

October 22, 2017

Warren E. Bartlett, 83, of Philadelphia, formerly of the Swampoodle section of Philadelphia, passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017, after a brief illness, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, surrounded by his wife, children, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren and grandson-in-law. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Elmer and Kathryn (Davis) Bartlett. He entered...
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Thomas Moore

November 18, 1952 - October 22, 2017

Thomas Moore of North Wales passed away on October 22, 2017 at the age of 64. He was born on November 18, 1952 in Philadelphia, the son of the late Thomas Moore and Agnes Moore Wersler (nee Moran). Thomas is survived by his loving wife Nancy Moy, beloved children Stephanie Murphy (Lawrence), Thomas Moore (Danielle), and step-daughter Shawna Flood. Cherished grandchildren Maria, Sophia,...
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Donald J. Fagan

October 22, 2017

Donald J. Fagan, 80 of Philadelphia passed away on October 22, 2017. Beloved husband of Patricia A. Graham Fagan. Loving father of Donna M. Strause (Barry), Donald P. Fagan (Kathy) and Michael J. Fagan (Valerie). Doting grandfather of 6, great grandfather of 4. Donald was a Racing Assistant and a Jockey Agent at Philadelphia Park Relatives and friends are invited to Donald's Life...
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Robert William (Bob) Jensen

October 21, 2017

Robert (Bob) William Jensen passed away peacefully at home on October 21, 2017. He was 90. Born in Philadelphia to Christian Jensen and Helen (Coyle) . Bob was a long time resident of Levittown before moving to Juniper Village at Bucks County in 2013. He had a multifaceted engineering career starting with Piasecki Helicopters in 1943, spanning many projects across the country, with the...
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Bernadette Marie Noone

October 20, 2017

Bernadette Marie Noone , of Fox Chase , PA. died Friday, October 20, 2017 at her residence. She was 81 years old. Born in Philadelphia, PA to James Thomas and Bernadette (nee Reiley) Noone. Dear sister of James( Carole) Noone, Kathleen Noone, the late Sister Joan Noone, S.S.J., Mary (late James) Cashman, Thomas (late Johanne) Noone and William (Barbara) Noone. Also survived by many nieces...
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Eva C. Schmidt

February 7, 1924 - October 20, 2017

Eva C. Schmidt of Philadelphia passed away peacefully on October 20, 2017 at age 93. She was born in Philadelphia on February 7, 1924 to the late John F. and Eva Schmidt. In her twenties Eva was a skilled metal worker at the Philadelphia Navy Yard where she helped to outfit no less than 4 battleships. She later began a career in telecommunications as a switchboard operator. As a dedicated...
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Robert M. Conner

April 14, 1928 - October 20, 2017

Robert M. Conner of Norristown passed away peacefully at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery on October 20, 2017 at age 89. Born April 14, 1928 in Kennett Square, PA Bob was the son of the late Evelyn (Smedley) and George L. Conner. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1946, serving in Germany with the Occupation Forces for 3 ½ years. During that time he was chosen to be a court room guard at the...
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Wilhelmina "Mina" F. (nee Furman) Ischinger

October 19, 2017

Wilhelmina F. Ischinger ('Mina'), nee Furman, 76, of Warminster, passed away on October 19, 2017. She was a devoted wife and mother, was employed by various companies as a bookkeeper, was an avid crafter, and loved to travel. Mina is survived by her husband of 49 years, Robert, her sons Robert Jr. (Nancy) and Scott (Lori), and her grandchildren Gloria, Laura, Brian, and Joseph. Relatives...
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Kevin J. Gilinger

April 16, 1960 - October 19, 2017

Kevin J. Gilinger, of Norristown, passed away peacefully on Thursday October 19, 2017. He was 57 years old. Born April 16, 1960 in Norristown, he was the son of the late William P., Jr. and Gertrude (nee Evans) Gilinger, and the beloved husband of Laura (nee Lukaszewski) Gilinger. Kevin worked in retail for many years and from time to time, he also worked as a DJ. He enjoyed fine cuisine and...
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Rosie Gialouris

October 19, 2017

Rosie Gialouris, 83, of Ventnor City, NJ went home to be with the Lord Thursday October 19, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Fourni Ikarias, Greece she was the daughter of the late Constantine and Maria (Amorgiannos) Vranas and the widow of Nicholas Gialouris who predeceased her in June of 1983. Rosie worked as a sales manager for Fralinger's Candies for over 63 years. She was a...
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