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Anna G. Freda

June 21, 2018

FREDA Anna G. (nee DiAntonio) of S.W. Phila. peacefully on June 21, 2018. Loving wife of the late Raymond Freda. Beloved mother of Raymond (Eileen) Freda, and Richard (Deborah) Freda. Also survived by her grandchildren Richard (Jessica), Meghan, Joseph, Gregory and Loretta, her great-grandchild Richard, sister of Dante (Helen) D'Antonio, also many loving nieces, nephews and friends ...
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Julie M. Hoenig

October 23, 1931 - June 17, 2018

HOENIG Julie M. Hoenig, age 86, passed peacefully on June 17, 2018 of Broomall Survivors: Julie is survived by her loving husband Eugene, her devoted sons Rick (Jan) and Harold (Donna), her 6 grandchildren Richard, Heather, Stephanie, Eric, Danielle and Gina and her great granddaughter Heidi. Relatives & friends are invited to her viewing Friday Morning, June 22, 9:00- 10:45 AM at The...
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Rita Mae Cerone Santoro

May 23, 1942 - June 12, 2018

1942~2018 Santoro Rita Mae (nee Cerone) Santoro, entered Eternal Life on June 12, 2018. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Emil Santoro. Rita Mae is also survived by her aunts, Sr. Theresa Lepera, MSC, of Reading; Edith Paciello of West Norriton; and Patricia (the late Tom) Lepera, of Baton Rouge, LA, as well as many cousins and friends. Born in Philadelphia on May 23, 1942, she...
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Linda A. Thompson

October 30, 1954 - June 11, 2018

Linda A. Thompson peacefully on June 11, 2018 of Swarthmore, formerly of SW Phila. Linda worked as a cashier for PPA. Daughter of the late Robert & Irene (nee Russell) Thompson. Survivors: Longtime companion - Vinny Milito. Cherished sister of Robert J. Thompson, Karen (Richard) Baggett, William (Marie) Thompson. Also survived by many loving nieces & nephews, aunts & uncles, cousins and...
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Virginia Louise Martinenza

January 12, 1922 - June 8, 2018

Virginia Louise (nee Esque) Martinenza, 96, of Media, formerly of Woodlyn, passed away on June 8, 2018. She was born in Pine Ridge, Pennsylvania on January 12, 1922. She was the daughter of the late Adella F. (nee Jewell) and John E. Esque. Virginia was predeceded in death by her son Anthony J. Martinenza III, her sister Grace Esque, and her brothers James, John, Robert, and Paul Esque. ...
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Terri Lynn Pullin-Westenberger

September 20, 1981 - May 28, 2018

Pullin - Westenberger Terri Lynn age 36 formerly of Aston, suddenly passed away on May 28, 2018. She enjoyed music, dancing, nature, cooking and making people laugh with her amazing sense of humor. She really enjoyed being with family. Most of all she loved spending time with her children; they were the greatest joy of her life. Survivors: Loving mother of Samantha, Sarah, Sylas and...
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Maureen M. ( nee Toolen ) Cassidy

August 22, 1947 - May 12, 2018

Maureen M. Cassidy ( nee Toolen ) on May 12, 2018, aged 70 years of Folsom – Ridley Township, and formerly of Southwest Philadelphia. Beloved wife of the late Thomas E. Cassidy, Jr. Devoted and loving mother to Lawrence V. Gallo ( Janice ), Vincent J. Gallo, Janel M. Buchanan ( Marty ), Thomas E. Cassidy, III ( Carol Simpson ) and Diane-Marie Mahlman ( Jack ) ; also surviving are her...
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Elizabeth "Lisa" Selby

December 1, 1965 - May 8, 2018

Selby Elizabeth "Lisa" Selby age 52 of Aston, on May 8, 2018 after an 8 year courageous battle with breast cancer. Lisa worked as an insurance adjuster for over 25 years. An avid lover of the beach, the mountains, playing cards with her girlfriends, but most importantly her best times were spent with her family, specifically her daughter, her grandchildren and her beloved chihuahua, Lilly. ...
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Howard P. Blaylock

May 7, 2018

BLAYLOCK Howard P. Blaylock age 71 of Norwood, surrounded by his family on May 7, 2018 Howard served in Vietnam, was an avid golfer, worked as a lineman for Verizon, and most importantly a loving family man and friend to all. Survivors: Devoted husband of JoAnn Alessandrine. Loving Dad of Carolyn Blaylock, Stephen Blaylock, Step-father of Chrissi Smith, Joey (Kelly) Alessandrine. Also...
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Lewis Charles Needles

April 29, 2018

NEEDLES Lewis Charles Needles age 87 died peacefully with his daughter Joyce Ann by his side, on April 29, 2018 at his home in Linwood. Lew was born and raised in Marcus Hook and despite moving to Linwood always considered himself a "forever Hooker." True to his rebellious nature, he was a diehard Oakland Raiders fan. Lewis worked as a research Chemist at American Viscose in Marcus Hook and...
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Anthony Pasciolla

April 22, 2018

Pasciolla Anthony Pasciolla age 33, who suddenly left us on April 22, 2018 of Wallingford . In loving memory of Anthony Pasciolla, He was born and resided in Philadelphia, until moving on to Aston Pa where he graduated from Sun Valley High School. He attended Neumann College and soon thereafter moved to Wallingford Pa. Anthony currently worked as a project manager for Nickle electric....
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Vincenza Lillie

April 22, 2018

VINCENZA LILLIE Vincenza Lillie ( nee Cavaliere ), of Brigantine, NJ and formerly of Southwest Philadelphia, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018, just three days shy of her 95th birthday. Beloved wife of the late Eustachio Lillie. Devoted and loving mother of Michelina D. Kuhn, John J. Lillie ( Doris ) and Ralph P. Lillie ( Justina ) ; also surviving are her 3 grandchildren, 1 great...
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Marion Geraldine Morgan

April 16, 2018

Marion Geraldine Morgan age 85, passed away on April 16, 2018 of Brookhaven. Marion worked as a switchboard operator for Alden Supply for 15 years. She loved going down the shore with her family and watching the Mummers. Sheenjoyed bowling, attending Parkside Seniors and playing bingo. Her greatest joy was being with her family. Marion and Ed were married for 42 years. Wife of the late Edward...
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Violet Mae Duke

April 7, 2018

DUKE Violet Mae Duke passed away peacefully on April 7, 2018. Devoted mother of Barry Duke, Jr. and the late Arthur Duke. Sister of Shirley, Pearl Marie and the late Billy, Betty Jean, Betty Lou. Relatives and friends are in invited to her viewing & funeral Fri. 9:30-10:30am at the DANJOLELL – STIGALE MEMORIAL HOME, 3260 Concord Road, Aston Funeral Service: 10:30 am. in Our...
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Greta Ann Taggart

February 12, 1958 - April 6, 2018

Taggart Greta Ann Taggart (nee Chicano) age 60 of Prospect Park, surrounded by her family on April 6, 2018. Greta most recently worked as a store associate for Wawa in Folsom. Greta was a former longtime resident of Southwest Philadelphia but grew up in Huntingdon Valley. Daughter of the late Matilda (nee Della Polla) Survivors: Devoted wife of Dan Taggart, loving mother of Chris Taggart...
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Karen Mary Okoorian

February 26, 1971 - April 4, 2018

Karen Mary Okoorian (nee Picarelli) surrounded by her loving family on April 4, 2018 of Aston. Karen worked at Neumann University as a secretary, she attended many classes while at Neumann making the Deans list many times and achieving many degrees. An avid Phila. sports fan, who loved being surrounded by her family and friends. She never missed any of her children's sporting events and was...
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Mary L. McDade

April 1, 2018

Mary L. McDade of Glenolden passed away peacefully on April 1, 2018. Mary always put the needs of others before her own. She had a passion for the Lord, served in various ministries and was an intercessor who loved praying with people no matter if she knew them or not. She was a member of Vineyard Community Church in Chester Springs. Mary's laugh was infectious and she enjoyed being with...
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Catherine "Katy" Margadonna

March 30, 2018

Margadonna Catherine Margadonna "Katy"(nee Randazzo) age 96 peacefully on March 30, 2018 of Marlton NJ formerly of Northeast Phila. and South Phila. Devoted wife of the late Vincent Margadonna. Loving & devoted mother of Marie (Vince) Durso, Rita (Vince) Heeney. Cherished grandmother of Vince (Laura), Vince (Jackie Argo), Michael (Allison), Timothy (Candace), great grandmother of Michael,...
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Gloria Giuffre' Menei

January 10, 1935 - March 28, 2018

Menei (1935-2018) Gloria Menei (nee Giuffré) passed away surrounded by family, at her home on March 28, 2018. Born in South Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Francesca (Pruiti) and Carmelo Guiffré. She was the youngest of four siblings: Carmela (pre-deceased), Nancy Costa, and Josephine Rossi, and is survived by her husband of 66 years, Gabriel Menei. She was a loving mother...
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Francesco P. "Frank" Spadaro

March 27, 2018

Spadaro Francesco P. Spadaro "Frank" suddenly on March 27, 2018 of Aston, formerly of SW Phila. Devoted husband of Frances (nee DiDato). Loving father of Anthony (Dina) Spadaro, and grand twins Gianna & Arianna. Brother of the late Concetta D'ascari. Relatives & Friends are invited to his viewing and funeral Tues. 8:30-9:45 am at The Church of St. Joseph, 3255 Concord Rd., Aston, PA. ...
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Lisa Ann Barnard-Adelman

March 21, 1968 - March 20, 2018

Barnard-Adelman Lisa Ann Barnard-Adelman of Trainer passed peacefully on March 20, 2018. Lisa worked as a cake artist for Giant Food Stores. She served on Trainer's council. She was dedicated to helping others and was always looking for ways to help out within her community. In 1986 she started a girls softball team for Trainer that she managed and coached. When she lived in Raleigh, she and a...
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Patricia A. Garraty

March 7, 2018

Garraty Patricia A. Garraty Formerly of Aston on March 7, 2018 . Patricia worked as a administrative assistant at Boeing for many years. She was a loving and caring person to everyone she meet and was a member of St. John Fisher Church. Daughter of the late James & Catherine Gobe, sister of the late Catherine Dolan. Survivors: Devoted mother of James A. Garraty of Wallingford, Pa....
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Mark Zappone

March 4, 2018

ZAPPONE Mark Zappone peacefully on March 4, 2018 of SW Phila. Loving son of the late George J. Sr. & Kathleen Zappone (nee Norris). Cherished brother of Kathleen, Caroline (Michael) Clancy, Marie (David) Hayden, George (Josephine), Christine Zappone. Also survived by his loving nieces & nephews, aunts & Uncles. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing Thurs. eve 7-9 pm at the...
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Rose Marie Huweart

March 4, 2018

HUWEART Rose Marie Huweart, 96, of Upper Chichester, formerly of Aston, peacefully passed away on March 4, 2018. Born in Monessen, PA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Teresa Costa. Preceded in death by 6 brothers, 2 sisters, daughter Marian Watt and 2 grandsons, Jeffrey Hupchick and James Smaracheck. She is survived by a sister Theresa Kirk, daughters Elaine Hupchick and Jean...
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Patricia Ann Bailey

February 22, 2018

Bailey Patricia Ann Bailey age 68 of Upland passed away on Thursday Feb. 22, 2018. Patsy grew up in Chester before moving to Upland, She attended St. Michael's grade school and graduated from Notre Dame High School. Patsy worked at Piazza Auto Dealer in West Chester for the last 13 years. Cooking, Reading and Casino trips were Patsy's passion and delight. Daughter of the late Joseph &...
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Vincent Michael Daliessio

July 6, 1939 - February 15, 2018

Daliessio Vincent Michael Daliessio, 78, of Aston, passed on peacefully, surrounded by his family on Feb. 15, 2018. Vincent built and operated his own masonry construction business, Daliessio Construction for nearly 50 years. He also, for a time owned, drove and trained harness horses. Born and raised in Crum Lynne, Vincent played football for Ridley High School under legendary coach Phil...
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Douglas S. Miles

February 6, 2018

Douglas S. Miles on Feb. 6, 2018 of Upland surrounded by his loving family. Doug worked as a machinist for Ultra Sonic Seal. Son of the late Frank Miles. Survivors: Loving husband of Nancy (nee Wells). Devoted father of Scott Miles and Stacey Miles. Pop to his grandchild, Natasha Jones and his great-grandchild, Declan Clark. Cherished son of Bertha Miles, brother of Larry (Kass) Miles...
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Stephen L. Polillo

February 6, 2018

Stephen L. Polillo on Feb. 6, 2018 of Linwood, formerly of SW Phila. Loving husband of Susan Dougherty, father of Michelle (Vincent Rementer) Polillo, Dawn (Nicholas Clapperton) Polillo, Danielle (Justin Scheidler) Polillo, Natalie Polillo, the late Stephanie Polillo. Also survived by his 5 grandchildren, brother of Diane "Bunny" (John) Nardi, Barbara Ann Brullo, Joanne (Ralph) Faustino, John...
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Shawn Patrick Long, Sr.

February 5, 2018

Long Shawn Patrick Long, Sr. on Feb. 5, 2018 of Upland. Shawn was a caring and loving person. He also loved music and had a strong faith in the Lord. Survivors: Loving son of Vincent, Sr. & Joanne Long, devoted father of Shawn P. Long, Jr. and Joshua R. Long, grandfather of Sofia, brother of Vincent, Jr. (Mandy) Long, Barbara (John) Phillips. Also survived by many loving aunts & uncles...
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Steven H. Doerfler

February 1, 2018

Steven H. Doerfler on Feb. 1, 2018 of Wallingford. Steven served in the Army, he worked as a supervisor for Westlake Plastic for 29 years. He loved to hunt & fish with his nephew. An avid Penn State fan and reader. He enjoyed spending time with his family and his dogs Haley and Boomer. Loving son of the late Henry & Carolyn Doerfler. Survivors: Loving husband to Arlene (nee Baker)....
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Ruthann Starkey

February 1, 2018

Starkey Ruthann Starkey on Feb. 1, 2018 of Brookhaven, formerly of Southwest Philadelphia. Wife of the late Austin Strakey. Daughter of the late Harry & Ruth Gerlott. Loving mother of Deborah Starkey and Diane (Mike) Patterson. Her grandchildren Christopher, Kimi, Lauren, Michael, her great grandchildren Hayden and Austin. Sister of Harry Gerlott, Elizabeth Grover and many loving nieces &...
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Joseph D. Chiavaroli

December 29, 1935 - January 30, 2018

Joseph D. Chiavaroli, aged 82 years of Wilmington, DE and formerly of Southwest Philadelphia, passed away at his home on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. Born on December 29, 1935 in Shamokin, PA – he was the son of the late Sabatino and Christina ( nee Evangelista ) Chiavaroli. He received his formal education in Trevorton, PA. Joe had proudly served his country in the United States Army, and...
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Lisa Saracco

January 25, 2018

Lisa Saracco, 57, of Cherry Hill, NJ (formerly of Folcroft, PA), passed away on January 25, 2018 after a brief battle with cancer, surrounded by her family and friends. She was the daughter of Frank A. Saracco, Sr. & the late Jean G. DeStefano Maloney. Lisa was one of six children in the Saracco clan. While growing up in Folcroft, she attended Delcroft Elementary, Folcroft Jr. High and...
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Jeanette Cargan

January 20, 2018

Cargan Jeanette Cargan peacefully on Jan. 20, 2018 of SW Phila. Jeanette a devoted member of Divine Mercy, St. Irenaeus Church were she was a member of the pastoral council, lectern and Eucharistic Minister. A loving mother, wife and gammy. She loved to travel, cook and spend time with her family and friends. Devoted wife of the late John J. Cargan, sister of the late Theodora,...
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Becca "Zach" Shannon

February 20, 1992 - January 17, 2018

Shannon Becca "Zach" Shannon age 25 of Tinicum Township passed suddenly at home in Florida, on Jan. 17, 2018. Born on Feb 20th 1992 in Philadelphia. Survivors : Cherished child of Jimmy & Patricia Shannon (Schipani). Sibling twin Rachel ( Darryl Bruce) Shannon, niece Branna, Grandparents Louis & Patricia Schipani & Arlene Shannon, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and Friends. Predeceased:...
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William John Sweeney

January 14, 2018

William John Sweeney age 79 of Brookhaven, passed away surrounded by his wife, son and daughter on Jan. 14, 2018. Bill served in the United States Air Force. He worked as a plant manager for many years at Hygrade Foods in Philadelphia. Before retiring, he was safety manager for Dietz & Watson. He prized fishing, boating, and telling embellished old stories to his cherished family and...
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Howard T. Hamilton

January 8, 2018

Hamilton Howard T. Hamilton, age 98, resident of Aston Township passed away peacefully on Jan. 8, 2018. Born in Chester and grew up in Parkside. Graduate of Chester High School, class of 1937. Served his apprenticeship as a machinist, at the old Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock, Company. He was a World War Two Navy Veteran. After the war, he worked at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. During...
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Nellie M. Bullock

December 29, 2017

Nellie M. Bullock (nee Mariani) passed away on Dec. 29, 2017 age 101 of Havertown, formerly of SW Phila. Nellie worked as a nurse's aide. Wife of the late Harold, sister of the late Albino, Clara, Marie and Rose. Survivors: loving mother of John (Sheila) Bullock and Harold, Jr. (the late Christina) Bullock. Also survived by her grandchildren John David, Jr., Tyler Dalice and Harold,III. ...
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Mary D. Mottola

December 29, 2017

Mottola Mary D. Mottola passed away on Dec. 29, 2017 age 94 of SW Phila. Wife of the late Ralph Mottola who was killed in 1944 fighting in WWII. Daughter of the late Fred & Sadie Carbonara, sister of the late Josephine Carbonara, Florence Triebl, Antoinette Carbonara, Sadie Thorp. Loving sister of Tony, Fred, Alfonse Carbonara. Relatives & Friends are invited to her viewing Wed eve 6-8pm and to...
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Lawrence "Larry" Edward Cassidy, Sr.

December 23, 2017

Lawrence "Larry" Edward Cassidy Sr. of Rehoboth Beach, DE formerly of Newark, DE and Southwest Philadelphia died suddenly in the loving arms of his wife on Saturday December 23. He was 62 years old. Larry was a kind, big hearted man, who made an impression on everyone he met. He was a prankster, as I'm sure many of you know, and always quick with a joke. He was his son's biggest fan,...
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Alexander Thomas Park

July 30, 1941 - November 19, 2017

Park Alexander Thomas Park of Morton passed away peacefully on Nov. 19, 2017. Business owner of A-Park Auto Body for over 45yrs. Son of the late Claire (nee Manion) & Alexander Park, Survivors: Devoted father of Linda (Brian) Deal, Ann Marie Park, Jason (Monica) Park, Kellie Park, Thomas Park, Jean (James) Perrone, Alexander Thomas Park, Nancy (Tom) Mohan. Also survived by his...
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Lorraine A. Mullen

November 16, 2017

Mullen Lorraine A. Mullen on Nov. 16, 2017 of Aston. Lorraine was a vice president for CoreStates Bank. She enjoyed gardening, flea markets and especially the Casino. Daughter of the late James & Jean White Survivors: Loving wife of Charles Mullen. Devoted mother Charles Mullen, Jr.. Also survived by her grandchild Jessica Amber. Sister of Jim (Colleen) White, Joseph White, Dorothy ...
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Petrina "Peppy" Giunta

November 14, 2017

Giunta Petrina "Peppy" Giunta (Nee Benedetti) on Nov. 14, 2017 of Mantua, N.J. Formerly of South Phila. Wife of the late Vincent Joseph Giunta, Jr. "Jimboy" Loving mother of Linda Giunta-Colavita, Vincent (Barbara) Giunta, Diane Guinta, and Michael (Carly) Giunta. Also survived by her grandchildren Angelo, Nicole, Vincent, IV, Dana, Mia and her great grandchild Vincent V. Sister of ...
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Norma Pagliarulo

August 8, 1923 - November 10, 2017

Norma Pagliarulo, age 94 of Aston, formally of Upper Darby, peacefully passed away surrounded by family on Nov. 10, 2017 at Naaman's Creek Country Manor. Norma worked as a sales manager for Bonds Store in Drexel Hill for 30 years. She was member of St Joseph's Church Ladies Guild as well as a member of St. John's on the Hill Senior Club. She enjoyed cooking, dancing, and especially spending...
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Alfred R. "Zeke" Zikowitz

November 7, 2017

Alfred R. Zikowitz "Zeke" suddenly passed on Nov.7, 2017 of Boothwyn. Alfred worked as a chiropractor. Son of the late Alfred & Gloria Zikowitz. Loving brother of Diane Zikowitz, Frederick (Joan) Zikowitz, Denise (David) Jordan, Donna (Michael) Seravello. He is also survived by nieces and nephew; Andrew (Diane) Zikowitz, Christine Zikowitz, Angela (Patrick) Fahey and Julian, Haven Bene...
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George N. Closs

November 6, 2017

George N. Closs, Jr., 81 George N. Closs, Jr., 81, died November 6, 2017 at Fair Acres Geriatric Center, Lima, Pa. Born in Marcus Hook, Pa., he was the son of the late George N. Closs, Sr. and Marie Mary Closs, and stepmother Eleanor "Ducky" Closs. George was predeceased by his wife, Frances K. Closs (Gallagher), who died in 1992. George resided in Chester, Pa. for 52 years prior to...
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Florence T. White

October 22, 2017

Florence T. White age 83 of Boothwyn suddenly on Oct. 22, 2017. A loving wife and mother, Florence had an extraordinary compassion for children and through her service in Foster Care and work in daycare has touched many lives. She was a member of St. Hedwig's Church and enjoyed bingo, going to the casinos, and bragging about her children. She would travel frequently with her close friend...
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Bartholomew "Bart" Mango

October 17, 2017

Bartholomew Mango "Bart" passed away peacefully on Oct. 17, 2017 surrounded by family. Full of joy and laughter he touched many people. Born and raised in SW Phila., Bart worked as a butcher at Uncle Nicks in SW Phila. Son of the late John & Benedetta Mango Survivors: Devoted brother of Joe (Donna) Mango, his loving nieces & nephews Joseph (Kelsey) Mango, Jr., Nicole (Andrew) Raimundo,...
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Mary Ida Ciampoli Marley

March 11, 1929 - October 12, 2017

Mary Ida (Ciampoli) Marley March 11, 1929 – October 12, 2017 Mary was born and raised in South Philadelphia. Her father and mother, Giuseppe and Sarah (Danelutti), included Sarah's four siblings and mother in their family home at 19th and Mifflin Sts., along with Mary's sister, Alda. Upon graduation from Philadelphia High School for Girls, Mary attended Goldey-Beacom College, in...
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William T. Mc Cormick

October 11, 2017

William T. Mc Cormick " South Philly Willy" on Oct 11, 2017 of Aston. Husband of the late Lorraine (Nee o'Connell). Father of the late Kathleen Mc Cone. Devoted father of Jackie (Barbara) Mc Cone, Monica (George) Matzuras, Thomas Mc Cormick. Also survived by his 8 grandchildren, his 4 great grandchildren, brother of Donald McCormick. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing &...
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Joseph R. Venuto, Jr.

September 29, 2017

Venuto Joseph R. Venuto, Jr. age 75 on Sept. 29, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Visitation: Relatives and friends are invited to his Viewing and Funeral Fri. Oct. 6th, 10:00–10:45 AM at Danjolell- Stigale Memorial Home 3260 Concord Rd. Aston, PA. 19014. Funeral Service: 11 AM. In our main Chapel Interment: Private
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Salvatore A. "Side-Lip Sal" DeBellis

May 23, 1930 - September 27, 2017

DeBellis Salvatore A. DeBellis "Side-Lip Sal" on, Sept 27, 2017. A life-long resident of Southwest Philadelphia and unofficially "The mayor of UNICO Village" where he resided for 25 years and was loved by all. Devoted husband of the late Mary Helen (Gamble) who predeceased him in 1998. Survivors: Loving father of Celeste DeBellis, Dana (James) Malin, Mary Theresa "TC" (Michael) Gibson...
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Mariann D. Venuti

July 3, 1923 - September 19, 2017

Venuti Mariann D. Venuti passed peacefully to join her loving husband Samuel in their heavenly home on Sept. 19, 2017. Mariann was a resident of Maris Grove, Glen Mills PA. Mariann and Samuel together opened Saven Variety Store in 1963 and The Word bookstore in 1978 on Concord Rd Aston; they took great pride in serving their community as proof by her retirement in 2013 at the age of 90....
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Thomas "Tom" Vacarino

September 14, 2017

Vacarino 1925 -2017 Thomas Vacarino "Tom" passed away peacefully on Sept. 14, 2017. Formerly of SW Phila. He served in the Army during WWII. A barber by trade he worked at the Defense Personnel Center in South Phila, Univ of Penn Hospital and later in life worked with friends at the shop in Booth's Corner Farmers Market A devoted Eagles and Phillies fan Husband of the late Mary (nee...
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Patrick Meeink

September 1, 2017

Meeink Patrick Meeink age 45 of Drexel Hill formerly of SW Phila. , suddenly Sept. 1, 2017. Patrick worked as a Carpenter with Carpenters Local Union 158 in Phila; he served in Desert Storm with the Army and was an avid Phila. Flyers Fan. Survivors: Cherished son of Eileen Freda and Patrick Meeink. Beloved father Shane & Ashley Meeink. Also survived by many loving aunts & uncles,...
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Ella M. "Babe" Reilly

August 27, 2017

Ella M. "Babe" Reilly (nee Duffy) passed away on August 27th, 2017, resided in Elkton, Maryland, formerly of South West Philadelphia. Babe graduated from West Catholic High School for girls in 1955. She enjoyed going to the annual "Burrs on the Beach" reunion in North Wildwood and vacationing there. She truly loved her family and was a kind, compassionate, caring person to all she met. She...
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Raymond C. Patterson

August 16, 2017

Patterson Raymond C. Patterson age 75 passed at home surrounded by his loving family on Aug. 16, 2017 Son of the late Martin & Rachel Patterson, brother of the late Martin Patterson. Survivors: Loving husband of Patricia (nee Rehill). Devoted father of Kevin ( Kathi Marta), Raymond, Jr. (Cheryl), Bethann (Ronald) Davis. Also survived by his grandchildren Amanda, Shane – Ryan,...
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Christine M. Possenti

August 11, 2017

Possenti Christine M. Possenti suddenly on Aug. 11, 2017 of Aston. Christine was a registered nurse. Graduate of West Catholic High School and Misericordia Nursing School. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, traveling with her sisters and brother in law. Visits to her friends in Florida and Maryland. She will be greatly missed by her five sons. Christine was kind, sweet,...
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Filomena A. "Dolly" Perone

August 3, 2017

Perone Filomena A. Perone "Dolly" on Aug 3, 2017 of SW Phila. Devoted wife of the late Frank, mother of the late John. Survivors: Loving mother of Frank (Tracy) Perone. Also survived by her grandchildren Rebecca, Eric, Rachel, John, Nancy, sister of Joanne Rydzewski. Visitation: Relatives and friends are invited to her Viewing Wed. 9-10:15 am at St. Barnabas Church 63rd & Buist Ave....
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Sarah S. Shields

June 20, 1923 - July 29, 2017

Sheilds Sarah S. Shields of Aston died peacefully at home on July 29, 2017. She was born on June 20, 1923 in Chester. She graduated Chester High School and Our Lady of Angels College now Neumann University. A devoted catholic she taught in Catholic Schools for 25 years, 17 of those in St. Joseph School. Sarah was an avid scrabble player and loved to travel. She visited Austria, Germany,...
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Michael Caputo

July 22, 2017

Caputo Michael Caputo went home to the Lord on July 22.2017 Son of the late Michael & Helen Caputo. Loving brother of Joan (Fred) Carbonara, Albert (Judy) Caputo, Connie Caputo-Scullin (the late Frank). Also survived by his many loving nieces & nephews and grand nieces & Nephews. They will miss his gentle soul and encompassing smile. Funeral services were held privately. Arrangements:...
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Joseph Ferrare

July 20, 2017

Ferrare Joseph on July 20, 2017 Stratford, N.J. Devoted father of Michele (the late Angel) Perez and Desiree Ferrare. Also survived by his grandchildren Mia and Daniel Perez. Former husband of the late Maryann Ferrare (nee Buccieri). Brother of Charles (Joanne) Ferrare. Relatives and friends are invited to his gathering & funeral Tuesday Aug. 29th 11:30 am-12:45pm at the Gangemi...
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John J. Kozak

March 16, 1938 - July 16, 2017

Kozak John J. Kozak age 79 of Aston, on July 16, 2017. John was a veteran in the Army, he worked as a computer engineer. Husband of the late Ruth Ann Kozak. Devoted father of John Kozak, Jackie Guenther, Jennifer (Gordon) Kozicki also survived by his 5 grandchildren. Visitation: Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing Friday. 9:00 – 10:15 am. at the DANJOLELL – STIGALE...
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Vincent Joseph "Jimboy" Giunta, Jr.

September 6, 1937 - July 9, 2017

Giunta Vincent Joseph Giunta, Jr. "Jimboy" on July 9, 2017 of Mantua, N.J. Formerly of South Phila. Devoted husband of Petrina (nee Benedetti) Loving father of Linda Giunta-Colavita, Vincent (Barbara) Giunta, Diane Guinta, and Michael (Carly) Giunta. Also survived by his grandchildren Angelo, Nicole, Vincent, IV, Dana, Mia and his great grandchild Vincent V. Brother of Josephine, Frank,...
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Jean G. DeStefano-Maloney

July 8, 2017

MALONEY Jean G. DeStefano (Saracco) Maloney passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Taylor Hospice after a long illness. Jean was born in Philadelphia to Marianna Spinelli and Angelo DeStefano, grew up in Southwest Philly, graduated from Bartram High School and later moved to the suburbs. She raised her six children in Folcroft, Pennsylvania and is survived by them, Frank (Karen) Saracco...
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Anthony P. "Tony" Gargiule, III

June 20, 1965 - July 7, 2017

Gargiule Anthony P. Gargiule, III "Tony" age 52 of Upper Chichester; died courageously with his loving family at his side on July 7, 2017. Tony worked as a construction operator for the family business; A. Gargiule & Sons Inc. Tony was a kind man who possessed a heart of gold; he also had an incredible sense of humor which brought joy to many; he will be dearly missed. Survivors:...
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Joseph J. "Joe" Opet

June 24, 2017

Joseph J. Opet "Joe" on June. 24, 2017 of Aston, Pa. Joe was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War; he worked as a Plant Operations Helper for Delcora. Father of the late Joseph M. Opet. Joe was an avid shopper who loved spending time with his granddaughter Paige. Survivors: Loving husband of Margaret (nee Kowac). Devoted father of Michael (Erika) Opet. Also survived by his...
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John A. "Jack" Kane, Jr.

May 16, 1931 - June 22, 2017

Kane John A. Kane, Jr. "Jack" of Ridley Park formerly SW Phila. Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on June 22, 2017. Jack was a retired Philadelphia Police Officer and an avid sports fan. Son of the late John & Elizabeth Kane, husband of the late Jean Kane, father of the late James Kane and Jean Marie Carmichael, brother of the late Anthony Kane and James Kane. Devoted...
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Thomas "Tom" Trabacone

June 14, 2017

Thomas "Tom", age 96, formerly of Southwest Philadelphia on June 14, 2017. Husband of the late Anna and devoted father of Diane (Charles) Stasiunas and Linda (Stanley) Sohosky. Also survived by his 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral Services were held privately.
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Robert Adam "Bob" Kline, Jr.

May 27, 2017

Robert Adam Kline, Jr. "Bob" on May 27, 2017 of Drexel Hill. Bob was a veteran serving in the Navy also a volunteer fire fighter for over 30 years. Survivors: Loving husband of Jane (nee Mongeluzi). Devoted father of Robert (Teresa) Kline, III, David Kline, Christina (Eric) Shields, Gina (Kevin) Haines. Also survived by his 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Relatives and friends...
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Robert W. "Bob" Hartje, Sr.

May 25, 2017

HARTJE, SR. Robert W. "Bob" on May 25, 2017 of Chester Heights, PA beloved husband, father and grandfather. Born and raised in Millville, NJ, he attended Millville HS where he played football and was a member of the NJ State Championship Team (31-0). Bob graduated from Muhlenberg College in 1960. Member of the US Naval Reserve. He was an officer of Aetna Casualty and Surety Co. and...
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Thomas E. "Tommy" Cassidy, Jr.

May 8, 2017

Thomas E. Cassidy, Jr. " Tommy " Thomas E. Cassidy, Jr. " Tommy ", aged 79 years of Folsom, Ridley Township, formerly of Southwest Philadelphia, passed away at his home on May 8, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Maureen M. (nee Toolen) Cassidy. Devoted father of Thomas E. Cassidy, III (Carol Simpson) and Diane Marie Mahlman (Jack). Dear step father to Janel (nee...
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Robert Bruce "Bob" Tracy

May 1, 2017

Tracy Robert Bruce Tracy "Bob" on May 1, 2017 of Upper Chichester surrounded by his loving family. Bob was raised by his Aunts (Genevieve and Theresa) and Uncles (Jim, Purcell, and Robert) where he was a member of MBS parish. He attended Saint Leonard's Academy, Saint Joseph Preparatory School, and Saint Joseph's (College) University. He volunteered for the U.S. Army, 1959-1962,...
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Isobel O. Jones

July 16, 1924 - April 27, 2017

JONES Isobel O. (nee MacFadyen) on April 27, 2017 of Media, PA Predeceased by her husband Desmond D. Survivors: She is survived by her son David D. (the late Francine), her daughter Candice J. Caporale (Louis), 3 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and her sister Mary McPherson and many nieces and nephews. Visitation: Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing Wednesday...
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Maria Di Nino

April 25, 2017

Di Nino Maria (nee Leombruni ) age 89 on April 25, 2017 of SW Phila. Wife of the late Pierino. Devoted mother of Thomas (Connie), Peter, Paul and the late John. Also survived by her grandchildren Elizabeth Schroeder (Brad), John (Jennifer) and T.J.(Jackie), her great grandchildren Ethan, Alex, Calvin, her brother Salvatore (Paolina) Leombruni. Relatives and friends are invited to...
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Ethel (nee Shusterman) Belsky

April 21, 2017

BELSKY 1924-2017 Ethel (nee Shusterman), on April 21, 2017 age 92, of Phila., PA. Wife of the late Louis Belsky. Ethel is survived by sons Michael H. Belsky (Joanne), Joel D. Belsky (Annette), and Richard M. Belsky (Carol) and her daughter Miriam Belsky, her 4 grandchildren Rachel Belsky, Matthew Belsky (Ariel), Gina Pulcinella, and Jessica Pulcinella Blatt ...
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Felice T.(nee Foglio) "Sue" Pepe

April 20, 2017

Pepe. Felice T.(nee Foglio) "Sue", age 88, passed on April 20, 2017 at Little Flower Manor, lifelong resident of SW Phila. Wife of the late Dominic. Sue was one of 17 children to the late Vincent "James" and Anna Foglio.She is survived by her sisters Madeline D'Angelo of Boca Raton FL., and Connie Pace of Phila and numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and great nephews. Relatives and...
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Mary Ann Durso

January 6, 1944 - April 16, 2017

Mary Ann Durso 73, of Gaithersburg, Maryland died Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Casey House Montgomery Hospice, Rockville, Md. She was the beloved wife of Anthony (Tony) J. Durso. Born January 6, 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania she was a daughter of the late Bernard Turner Sr., and Helen McDevitt Turner. Mary Ann was a former employee of Community Radiology in Germantown, MD for 15 years,...
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Alice P. Radell

April 10, 2017

RADELL Alice (nee Pierce) on April 10, 2017 of Aston Survivors: She is survived by her husband Dan Radell, Jr., her son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Jodi, her grandchildren Taylor, Ashley, Logan, and Madison, her brothers Charles (Betty) Pierce and James (Barbara) Pierce and her pugs Buddy and Penny. Visitation: Viewing to be held Tuesday morning 9-9:45 AM and her Funeral Mass at 10...
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Rita Joan Rapinesi

April 3, 2017

Rita Joan Rapinesi passed away suddenly on April 3, 2017 at 83 years young. Born in Conshohocken, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Gerardina and Martire Misciagna. Our Mom was a social butterfly. She enjoyed family, friends, talking to strangers, all babies and children, parties, flowers, cooking delicious meals for multitudes of people, baking her Christmas cookies, the Seven Fishes...
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Samuel J. McKeith

August 9, 1990 - March 22, 2017

Mc Keith Samuel J. age 26, of Oxford, formerly of Ridley on March 22, 2017. Survivors: Devoted father of Noah McKeith, loving son of Karen Bingham & James McKeith. Brother of James McKeith. Loving uncle of Jacen Michael McKeith. Grandson of Betty McKeith and Sam and Joyce Bingham. Girlfriend Elizabeth Perez. Viewing: Relatives and friends are invited to his gathering Fri evening 6:00...
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Anne M. Singleton

March 19, 2017

Singleton 1920-2017 Anne M. Singleton, age 96, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on March 19, 2017. Wife of the late Martin J. Singleton, mother of the late Martin J. Singleton IV, daughter of the late Angelo & Maria Caserta. Sister of the late Dominic, Anthony, Angelo, Mike, Rose. Survivors: Loving mother of Donna (Michael) Brown. Also survived by her grandchildren,...
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Lottie Wesley

March 8, 2017

WESLEY Lottie On March 8, 2017, age 97. Beloved daughter of the late John and Lottie Wesley. Sister of the late Raymond and Marie McHale. She is survived by her nephews Bob Wesley(Lisa), Dan McHale (Tina) and her niece Karen Keville (Tom), along with many great-nieces and nephews. Lottie was a lifelong resident of Northeast Philadelphia and a dedicated member of the Catholic...
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Madeline T. Mongelli

March 8, 2017

Mongelli Madeline T. on Mar. 8, 2017 of South Phila formerly of SW Phila. Loving wife of Michele. Devoted mother of Alfonso, MariaElena (Christopher) McAvey, Michelle. Also survived by her grandchildren Michael, Rocco, Alex. Sister of Dominic Fratangeli and Nancy Panichi. Aunt of many nieces and nephews. Also her loving dog Lucia. Relatives and Friends are invited to her Viewing and...
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Robert James "Bob" Oldham

May 9, 1961 - March 1, 2017

OLDHAM Robert James Oldham "Bob" of Media formerly of Aston passed away suddenly on March 1, 2017. He enjoyed spending time at the beach and spending time with his family. A dedicated father, Bob devoted himself to sharing his love of sports with his kids and could always be found attending their various soccer, basketball and softball games and dance activities. He enjoyed sharing the...
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Joan Ann Zane

February 21, 2017

ZANE Joan Ann Zane on Feb. 21, 2017 of Aston. Joan worked as a Terminal Operator for Exxon Mobil and retired after 25 years of service. Wife of the late Robert J. Zane, daughter of the late John & Anna Ball, mother of the late Bonnie Rinker. Survivors: Loving & devoted mother of Chrissie (Lance) Ott, Bob ( Allie) Zane, Katie Zane, Tom ( Karen) Zane, Janet ( Mike) Kowalski and mother...
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William Lee "Bill" Govan

February 18, 2017

GOVAN, William (Bill) Lee Govan, age 90, of Aston, PA passed away February 18, 2017. He was an active member of his community and a Navy Veteran of WWII. He was predeceased in death by his wife, Doris (nee Ecklund) Survivors: He is survived by his children Bruce (Dot), Susan (John), Robin (Scott),6 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. Services and Burial are Private.
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Nathaniel Edward Lawrence

June 1, 1949 - February 16, 2017

Nathaniel Edward Lawrence He was the oldest son out of 10 siblings; Nellie Smith, Irene Lawrence, John Lawrence, David Lawrence, Leroy Lawrence, Robert Lawrence; predeceased by siblings, Richard Lawrence, Helen Williams, Lester Lawrence and Barbara Holmes. Nathaniel graduated from Chester High School June of 1968. He joined the United States Navy in 1969 and served on the USS O'Bannon. ...
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Elizabeth L. Schiavino

February 11, 2017

Schiavino Elizabeth L. (nee DeFalco) age 98 died peacefully on Feb. 11, 2017 of Glen Mills. She was passionate about her Church, friends, opera, concerts, reading, sewing and spending her summers at the beach. She graduated from West Phila. High School with a perfect attendance record. Beloved wife of the late Charles J. Schiavino Sr. Predeceased by her brothers; Louis and James DeFalco...
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Susan Thomas

February 3, 2017

Thomas 1929-2017 Susan Thomas passed on February 3, 2017 age 87. Susan was born in New Orleans March 6, 1929. Mom is survived by one daughter Mrs. Marlene M. Koger, three Grand-children, Constance J. Koger, Lawrence Searcy, and Francis S. Gill. One Great- Granddaughter Marlene M. Koger. Had 9 siblings, but one surviving sister Mrs.Daphne V. Carr and a host of nieces and nephews, grand...
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Carlo "Rocky" Donato

February 3, 2017

Carlo Rocky Donato 1990 - 2017 Carlo Rocky Donato "Rocky", age 26, of Aston, PA died suddenly February 3, 2017 due to his horrible drug addiction. Rocky was one of a kind, he would walk into a room and light it up with his smile. He loved the outdoors, fishing and video games. He is survived by his mother Gena DeSandro, his sisters Angela and Jessica and brother Billy Blair. His maternal...
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Margaret E. "Marge" Carey

January 30, 2017

Carey 7/4/21 – 1/30/17 Margaret E. Carey "Marge" age 95 passed away peacefully at Fair Acres in Lima, Pa. on Jan 30, 2017. She was born in Philadelphia and lived in Brookhaven for many years before retiring to Elkton, Md and then Boothwyn, Pa. Marge served in the Army during WWII. After the war she became a homemaker. She was a founding member of the Cambridge Estates Civic...
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Maria Morello

March 5, 1936 - January 28, 2017

Maria Morello (March 5, 1936 - January 28, 2017) Maria Morello (nee Giove) was born in Nusco, Italy on March 5, 1936. She came to the United States in 1955 on the historic Andrea Doria. She married Francesco Morello on January 2, 1960 at Our Lady of Loreto Church in Philadelphia, PA. Maria is the mother of six, Fran (Henl) Eggles, Theresa (Russell) Viggiano, Rosa (Joe) Milaro, Raffelina...
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David Henry Mullen

January 26, 2017

David Henry Mullen age 85 of Media Pa passed away on January 26, 2017. David was born in Philadelphia and resided in Ridley Park Pa prior to moving to Media Pa. In his youth he belonged to the Liberty Bell Drum and Bugle Corp where he met his wife Ruth of 60 years. David was a 4th degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus and was very active in the Squires organization. and he also served in...
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Julia Naimoli-Rankin

January 25, 2017

Naimoli- Rankin Julia Naimoli-Rankin (nee Balog) on January 25, 2017 of Aston and formerly of Southwest Phila. Beloved wife of the late Jerry Naimoli and William Rankin. Survived by her loving children Jerry Naimoli (Frances), Theresa (John) Steveline, and Karla (Robert) Walsh also survived by 9 grandchildren: Jerry, Carlo, John, Christopher, Amanda, Samantha, Robert, Nina, Nicholas,...
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Rita Dunbar

December 19, 1930 - January 21, 2017

DUNBAR Rita Dunbar passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on January 21, 2017 of Sewell, NJ. Formerly of SW Phila. Wife of the late William J. Dunbar. Loving mother of Billy Dunbar (Kim) and Linda Dunbar. Also survived by her grandchildren Erica, Billy and Ryan. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing and funeral Wed. 9:30-11AM at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 500...
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Ernest F. Manna

January 18, 2017

Manna Ernest F. Manna , III passed away January 18, 2017 at Crozer Keystone Hospice in Taylor Hospita Born in Chester to the late Ernest F. and Dorothy McKinley Manna, Jr., Mr. Manna was a longtime resident of Brookhaven. Beloved father of Thomas Robert Mills, Robert Timothy Mills, Theodore Francis Manna, Ernest Francis Manna, IV, and Eric Darrin Manna, 1 sister Dorothy E. Glenn, 16...
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Billie J. Vinson

January 16, 2017

VINSON Billie J. Vinson, 80 of Aston passed away on Jan. 16, 2017 at Conner-Williams nursing home where he had been a resident for the past year. Born and educated in South Pittsburg, TN he served in the US Army before residing in Aston for the past 58 years. Billie was employed by the Sun Oil Marine Dept. where he worked as a steward for 42 years, retiring in 1997. Billie is proceeded in...
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Dominic Pepe

January 9, 2017

Pepe Dominic on Jan 9, 2017 of SW Phila. Loving & devoted husband of 69 years to Felice (nee Foglio). Brother of the late Frank Pepe, Mary Stachowicz and Viola Della Polla. Also survived by his many loving nieces & nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing and funeral Mon 9- 9:45am at Divine Mercy Worship Site (former St. Irenaeus ) 73rd and Grovers Ave Phila....
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Rita M. Busillo

January 9, 2017

Busillo Rita M. Busillo (nee Naimoli) age 82 on Jan. 9, 2017, formerly of Philadelphia, Pa and Aston, Pa. Loving wife of Guerino "Winnie" Busillo. Devoted mother of Guerino (Donna), John (Susan) and Tina (Michael) Provence. Daughter of the late Gene & Anna Naimoli, sister of Vena D'Ortona, Donald Naimoli and the late Marie Naimoli and John Naimoli. Also survived by her grandchildren...
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