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Donohue Funeral Homes, Inc.

The over 100 year old family-owned and operated Donohue Funeral Home was originally located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at 54th and Market. The business today has funeral homes in Newtown Square, West Chester, Downingtown, Upper Darby and Wayne, Pennsylvania.

When the grandsons of founder John P. Donohue discuss the business, it is with a great deal of pride— with not only a sense of history, but also the caring and integrity demonstrated for the past 103 years.


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Anne Marie Kephart

March 8, 1932 - January 20, 2018

Anne Marie Kephart (nee Coleman), 85, of Drexel Hill, PA, formerly of Norwood, PA passed away on January 20, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Michael J. and Mary E. (nee Duffy) Coleman. Anne Marie was employed by The Philadelphia Bulletin as the Community Relations Director. She loved going to the casino, enjoyed oil painting, and spending time with friends and...
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Francis J. "Frank" Quinlan

November 10, 1940 - January 17, 2018

Francis J. "Frank" Quinlan, 77, of Lansdowne, PA passed away peacefully on January 17, 2018. Born in Havertown, PA. He was the son of the late Francis and Frances (nee Sweeney) Quinlan. Frank is survived by his beloved wife, Jan M. Supco, his daughter, Mary Blong (George), his loving granddaughter, Michele Amato (Joe), and his great-grandchildren, Alexis and Dominic Amato. He is also survived...
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Rodney Peter Kelly

October 4, 1969 - January 17, 2018

Rodney Peter Kelly, age 48, of Downingtown, PA, formerly of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on January 17, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of Kathleen Kelly (nee Lambe) and the late Howard P. Kelly. Rodney was a graduate of Upper Darby High School. He was a life long construction worker and left his mark on buildings all over the area as a member of Laborers Union 332. ...
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Judy A. Bastian

January 11, 1946 - January 15, 2018

Judith A. "Judy" Bastian (nee Lane), age 72, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at home on January 15, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Jeremiah Lane and the late Marilyn and John McDevitt. Judy was a 1964 graduate of Archbishop Prendergast High School in Drexel Hill. She was a 44 year parishioner of St. Laurence Church. ...
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Albert J. Muntz

August 23, 1933 - January 9, 2018

Albert J. Muntz, age 84, of Havertown, PA, passed away on January 9, 2018 surrounded by his four children. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Albert and Margaret Muntz (nee Hemphill). Albert was a graduate of Overbrook High School. He was employed at PECO in the Steam Heat Division for over 40 years. After retirement, he worked at Paxon Hollow Country Club for 25 years...
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Margaret M. "Peg" McManus

May 22, 1933 - January 8, 2018

Margaret M. "Peg" McManus, age 84, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on January 8, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Harry A. and Helen M. McManus (nee Hart). Peg was a 42 year employee of PECO and worked in the Accounting Department, where she was an Office Manager. She retired in 1991. She was a member of the Lay Carmelites. In addition to her parents,...
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Richard "Dick" Harrell

May 31, 1949 - January 7, 2018

Richard "Dick" Harrell, age 68, of Prospect Park, PA, formerly of Upper Darby and Philadelphia, PA, passed away on January 7, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late James O. and Agnes Bridget Harrell (nee McDaid). Dick was a graduate of Lower Merion High School. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War era. He was employed as a truck driver for...
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Nancy Ross Vecchione

May 25, 1953 - January 6, 2018

Nancy Ross Vecchione, age 64, of Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on January 6, 2018. Nancy was the beloved wife of William J. Vecchione; dear mother of Katherine "Kate" Vecchione and Carolyn "Carly" Fiorelli (David); loving daughter of Jane Wickham Ross and the late Arnold Carl Ross, Jr.; sister of Linda Ross Sexton, Arnold "Buck" Ross, and David Ross ...
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Richard Cavallaro

February 17, 1957 - January 6, 2018

Richard Cavallaro, age 60, of Springfield, PA, and a former resident of Folcroft, PA, passed away on January 6, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the beloved son of Anthony M. Cavallaro, Sr. and the late Frances A. Cavallaro (nee Grosso). Richard loved the Mummers, professional wrestling, coloring, swimming and shopping. In addition to his father, Richard is survived by his...
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Theresa Wilks

November 11, 1941 - January 5, 2018

Theresa R. Wilks, 76, of Broomall, PA formerly of Philadelphia passed away on January 5, 2018. Born in 1941 in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Charles J. Wilks Sr. and Margaret (Powers) Wilks. She worked as a secretary in the banking industry until her retirement. Leslie was the loving mother of Maryann Engstrom of Media, PA. Service and interment are private. ...
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Charles P. Mungan, Sr.

October 7, 1930 - January 2, 2018

Charles P. Mungan, Sr., age 87, of Havertown, PA, passed away on January 2, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Charles P. and Rose Mungan (nee Naulty). Charles was a graduate of St. Thomas More High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from St. Joseph University. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was employed as a...
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Julia Mary Baumann

December 30, 2017

Julia Mary Baumann, age 68, of Lima , PA and formerly of Drexel Hill , PA passed away on December 30, 2017. Loving niece of John and Dolores Georeno, and Rita Fries. Also survived by her many cousins. Julia was a graduate of St. Joseph's University, and received her Masters Degree in Business from Rosemont College. She was an ordained lay nun and the Formation Director of the St. John...
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Bridie T. Selzer

December 30, 2017

Bridie T. Selzer (nee Tuohy), age 93, of Havertown, PA passed away on December 30, 2017. Born in County Roscommon, Ireland to the late Patrick and Mary Tuohy (nee Haggerty). Beloved wife of the late Charles M. Selzer. Loving Mother of Robert P.(Lisa), Elizabeth Hamilton (Dennis) and Charles J. Selzer. Bridie was survived by her sister Sally McHugh and her brothers Patrick, Anthony, Michael and...
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Edith Johnson

January 10, 1923 - December 27, 2017

Edith Johnson (nee Stillman) age 94, of Philadelphia, PA, passed away on December 27, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Nellie Stillman (nee Murray). Edith was employed with the Federal Reserve Bank in Philadelphia, PA for over 40 years. She enjoyed playing cards and traveling with her Seniors Club. She was a former member of Drexel Hill Methodist...
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Marianne P. "Mum Mum" Brower

August 15, 1946 - December 25, 2017

Marianne P. Brower "Mummum" (nee Bove), age 71, of Springfield, PA, formerly of Upper Darby, PA, passed away suddenly on December 25, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Albert F. Brower. Loving mother of Pattie Brower and Tommy Brower (Fianceé Shannon Maria). Dear grandmother of Sammi Brower. Sister of the late Bill and John Bove. Sister-in-law of Alba Bove and cousin to Aunt Linda. Aunt...
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David P. Schulze

January 26, 1988 - December 24, 2017

David P. Schulze, age 29, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away suddenly on Sunday, December 24, 2017. Born in West Palm Beach, FL., it had remained one of his favorite places to visit. David will be missed by many who loved him, including his parents Gary P. and Robin A. Schulze (nee Mitchell), his brother Austin L Schulze and sisters Christine and Victoria Jones. He is also survived by his...
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Edward J. Wallin, Sr.

December 23, 2017

Edward J. Wallin, Sr., age 90, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on December 23, 2017. He was the son of the late William and Marie Agnes Wallin (nee Bell). Edward was a 1945 graduate of St. Thomas More High School in Philadelphia, PA. He served in the United States Army during the World War II era. He was employed as an electrical worker at General Electric. He was a board member of the...
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Mary Elizabeth "Mary Beth" Kearney

April 29, 1969 - December 21, 2017

Mary Elizabeth "Mary Beth" Kearney, 48, of Drexel Hill passed away on Dec. 21, 2017 after a battle with cancer. Mary Beth was born April 29, 1969 to Joseph and Elizabeth Ann (Betty Ann) Kearney (nee Ryan) in Haverford, PA. She attended Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic School and Archbishop Prendergast High School ('86), before graduating from Neumann University ('95). Mary Beth was a loving...
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Gerard W. Atchison

April 26, 1945 - December 19, 2017

Gerard W. Atchison, age 72, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on December 19, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late William and Ida Atchison (nee Miller). Gerard was a graduate of St. Ambrose Grade School and a 1963 graduate of Cardinal Dougherty High School, both in Philadelphia, PA. Gerard served in the United States Air Force and the United States Marine Corps...
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George Ronald Nelson

March 27, 1931 - December 18, 2017

George Ronald Nelson, age 86, formerly of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on December 18, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late John J. and Mildred Nelson (nee Dunlap). Mr. Nelson served in the United States Army during the Korean War era where he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. He was also a member of the First Troop Philadelphia City Calvary, the oldest...
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Edward P. Candeloro, Sr.

December 1, 1931 - December 14, 2017

Edward P. Candeloro, Sr., age 86, of Philadelphia, PA, passed away on December 14, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late John and Ernestine Candeloro. Edward was predeceased by his beloved wife, Rose M. Candeloro (nee Zagroski) and his brothers John and Joseph Candeloro. He is survived by his loving son, Edward P. Candeloro, Jr., his sister Rita Froeder, his nephew,...
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Bridget C. Gillespie

December 9, 2017

Gillespie, Bridget C. (nee McGee), 82 years of age, of Havertown, PA, gained eternal life on December 9, 2017. Beloved wife of the late James M. Gillespie. Loving mother of Sheila Gormley (Steve), Patrick Gillespie (Michelle), Mary Cooper (Michael) & James Gillespie (Cristina). Dear Sister of Margaret Doogan , William McGee and Marjorie Howley. Beloved grandmother of Marissa, James, Erin,...
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Anna R. (Warren) Burns

May 17, 1957 - December 7, 2017

Anna R. Burns(nee Warren), age 60 , of Lansdowne , PA passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of Robert A. "Bob" Burns. Loving mother of Joseph W. Raughley (Fiancée Sarah Meiklejohn). Cherished daughter of Anna R. Warren (nee Walton) and the late William J. Warren Jr. Devoted sister of Christine DeProsperis(Barry), Diane Edwards(Richard), the late William...
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Christine F. Gillin

December 30, 1947 - December 4, 2017

Christine F. Gillin, age 69, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on December 4, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Lucille Gillin (nee McFadden). Loving mother of Christine M. Mathis Bennett (Andrew) and Timothy C. Mathis. Dear sister of Virginia Bryson, Joseph Gillin, Fran Gillin, Harry Gillin, Michael Gillin and the late Bunny Broderick. Also...
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Timothy Eugene Jackson

August 27, 1976 - December 1, 2017

Timothy E. Jackson, age 41, of Philadelphia, PA, passed away on December 1, 2017. Born in Dover, DE he was the son of Emma Dorrell and the late Winston Jackson. Timothy attended Dover, DE public schools. He was later employed as a cook until he passed away. In addition to his mother, he leaves to mourn his two children, Deion Jones and Alyssia Trincia of Wilmington, DE, his siblings...
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Lois Dinon

January 13, 1933 - December 1, 2017

Lois V. Dinon, ( nee Bakley ) of Drexel Hill, PA passed away on December 1, 2017. Formerly of Ocean City , NJ , Lois was the beloved wife of the late Louis R. Dinon, M.D. She was the sister of the late Elmer S. Bakley and Jean A. Welsted. Sister-in-law of the late Livia Dinon. Family and friends are invited to her viewing on Monday, December 11, 2017 9:30 – 10:00 AM at St. Dorothy Church...
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Joseph J. Mullen

September 6, 1944 - December 1, 2017

Joseph J. Mullen, age 73, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away at his residence on December 1, 2017. Born in Philadelphia to the late Joseph G. and Helen (nee Kane) Mullen, Joseph worked as a Corrections Officer. Joseph is survived by his beloved son, Brian J. Mullen and his sister Eileen Mullen-Raschiatore, Relatives and friends are invited to Visitation on Thursday, December 7th from 9:30...
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Eva Halpert

March 5, 1924 - November 30, 2017

Eva Halpert (nee Grün), age 93, of Wynnewood, PA, passed away on November 30, 2017. Born in Brasov, Romania, she was the daughter of the late Noor and Giza Grün. Eva was predeceased by her husbands, Irving Halpert, Steven Rostas and Henry David and her son, John R. David. She is survived by her son Richard S. David (Peg), her stepchildren Agnes Rubenstein and Susan Wahl, her...
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Alfred Joseph Gault, Jr.

June 1, 1930 - November 25, 2017

Alfred Joseph Gault Jr., 87, of Upper Darby, PA passed away on November 25, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Alfred Joseph and Concetta Gault (nee Basta). He is a veteran of the US Army and fought in the Korean War. Alfred was an employee of the Sun Ship Yard where he worked in the Warehouse. He enjoyed hunting, reading books in the library, and football. He loved...
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Carl J. "Bud" Rechner, Sr.

April 10, 1937 - November 25, 2017

Carl J. "Bud" Rechner, Sr., 80, of Drexel Hill, PA passed away on November 25, 2017. He was born in Philadelphia to the late George and Edith (nee DeGrasse) Rechner. He was the beloved husband of the late Margaret (nee Riday) Rechner; loving father of Margaret (Vito) Chimenti, Debbie (Michael) Martin, Carl (Melissa Butto) Rechner; dear brother of George (Marie) Rechner, Betty (late Joe)...
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Charles L. Uebele, Jr.

November 8, 1938 - November 24, 2017

Charles L. Uebele Jr., age 79, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on November 24, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Charles L. Uebele, Sr. and Helen Uebele (nee Tarbay). Charles was a graduate of Villanova University. He was employed as an Electrical Engineer with PECO. Charles is survived by his beloved wife Lois A. Uebele (nee McLaughlin), his son Charles L....
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German V. Surquia

November 4, 1952 - November 24, 2017

German V. Surquia, 65, of Philadelphia, PA passed away on November 24, 2017. He was the beloved son of Leonisa (nee Vergara) and the late Pacifico Surquia; dear brother of Jose Surquia (Victoria), Liza Prendergast (John), Linda Lagrosa (Polly); predeceased by his brother Senandito Surquia and Edwina Surquia; also survived by many nieces and nephews (Kay, Hanz, Joanne, Lisa Marie, Tuesday,...
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Jean F. Gilmore

November 11, 1922 - November 22, 2017

Jean F. Gilmore (nee Ferguson), age 95, of Media, PA, passed away on November 22, 2017. Born in Elizabeth, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Leotine Ferguson (nee Chase). Jean received her Master's Degree in English from Duke University and Villanova University. She served as a WAVE in the United States Navy during World War II and Korea. Jean had a passion for music. ...
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Maureen E. Hennelly

January 25, 1963 - November 21, 2017

Maureen E. Hennelly (nee Tallant), age 54, of Plymouth Meeting, PA, formerly of Collingdale, PA, passed away on November 21, 2017. Born in Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Joseph L. and Josephine Tallant (nee Rogers). Maureen was a 1981 graduate of Archbishop Prendergast High School in Drexel Hill, PA and a 1985 graduate of Neumann University in Aston, PA with a B.S. in Nursing....
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Elizabeth D. McGeady

December 21, 1933 - November 14, 2017

Elizabeth D. McGeady (nee Devlin), age 83, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on November 14, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Elizabeth Devlin (nee Brown). Elizabeth was a graduate of West Catholic Girls High School in Philadelphia, PA. She was the owner and operator of Devlin Interiors. Elizabeth was a 50 year parishioner of St. Bernadette...
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J. Kevin Dwyer

September 15, 1948 - November 11, 2017

J. Kevin Dwyer, age 69, of Havertown, PA, passed away on November 11, 2017. Born in Narberth, PA to the late Mary (nee Wright) and Joseph E. Dwyer, Jr., Kevin attended St. Margaret's School in Narberth and was a 1966 graduate of Monsignor Bonner High School. He worked as a Project Coordinator in Hospital Information Services. Kevin was an avid sports fan, enjoying all Philadelphia sports. He...
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Hiran Po Yii

November 22, 1970 - November 10, 2017

Hiran Po Yii, age 46, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on November 10, 2017. Born in Bangkok, Thailand, he was the son of the late Harris B. Yii and Edita Juson Po. Hiran was a networking champion. He loved people, dogs and cars. He loved to travel and never met a stranger. He influenced so many people and enjoyed being a mentor to them. He was focused on achieving success. Hiran owned Yii &...
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Carrie I. Walter

May 17, 1933 - November 10, 2017

Carrie I. Walter (nee Rossiter), 84, of Avoca, NY, passed away on November 10, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1933, she was the daughter of the late William E. and Carrie I. Rossiter (nee Smith). Carrie was the beloved wife of Thomas E. Walter, III; loving mother of William E. Ferrell, Jr., John D. Ferrell, Carrie I. Weston, James J. Ferrell, Ralph W. Ferrell, Donald C. Ferrell, Anna E...
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Russell A. Clark

April 4, 1921 - November 9, 2017

Russell A. Clark, age 96, passed away on November 9, 2017. Born in Drexel Hill, PA he was the son of the late Russell S. and Althea Clark . Russ was a 1939 graduate of Upper Darby High School and proudly served his country in the Army during World War II in the South Pacific Corridor. He worked for the Postal Service for 30 years. Russ served as a Pennsylvania State Fire Marshall for 10...
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Ann P. Day (Nancy)

March 15, 1931 - November 6, 2017

Ann P. "Nancy" Day, age 86, of Philadelphia, PA, passed away on November 6, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Katherine Flynn (nee Donahue). Nancy was predeceased by her beloved husband, Anthony J. Day, Sr. She is survived by her loving children Mary Flynn-Day (Tim Smith), Anthony J. Day, Jr. (Joan), Francis Day (Rose), Nancy Day-Gavin (Tom),...
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James Weyrauch, Sr.

May 13, 1935 - November 3, 2017

James R. Weyrauch, Sr., 82, of Philadelphia, PA and formerly of Pittsburgh, PA passed away on November 3, 2017. Born in Pittsburgh, PA in 1935, he was the son of the late James A. and Anna (née LaRocca) Weyrauch. He was the loving husband of Bonita Weyrauch; loving father of James R. Weyrauch, Jr. (Andrea) and the late Cynthia Ann Weyrauch; loving godfather of Brandon Fields. Also survived...
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Michael James St. Leger

January 26, 1925 - November 2, 2017

Michael James St.Leger, age 92, of Havertown, PA and Sarasota, Florida, passed away peacefully on All Souls Day, November 2, 2017. Mike was the beloved husband for 53 years of the late Geraldine (Geri) St. Leger (nee Taylor); loving father of Annette St. Leger Pauswinski (Joe) and the late Michele St. Leger Buchan. Mike is survived by his brother Jack St.Leger (Joan) and his sister Kathleen St...
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Louis M. Imperatrice, Jr.

January 26, 1961 - November 2, 2017

Louis M. Imperatrice, Jr., 56, of Upper Darby, PA passed away on November 2, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1961, Louis was the beloved son of Carmela (Imperato) Imperatrice and the late Louis M. Imperatrice, Sr. He was the loving brother of Carol Imperatrice (Ken Miller) and Roxanne Imperatrice (the late Joe DeBenedetto); dear uncle of Ann Marie Six-Chapman, Jennifer Gotkin and Eric...
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Joan C. Storey

September 3, 1935 - November 2, 2017

Joan C. Storey (nee Connell), age 82, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on November 2, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Kathryn Connell (nee Horgan). Joan was employed as a clerk at the Delaware County Court House. She coached Girls Basketball in Upper Darby and also coached Girls Little League Softball. She was involved with her sons in Cub...
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George Lee Solomon, Jr.

October 19, 1970 - October 30, 2017

In Loving Memory of George "Lee" Solomon, Jr. October 19, 1970 – October 30, 2017 George "Lee" Solomon, Jr., 47, of Pennsylvania, passed away October 30, 2017, at his Upper Darby home. Lee was born October 19, 1970, in Philadelphia, PA, to George Lee Solomon, Sr. and Dionisia R. Solomon. He attended Lamberton High School in Philadelphia, PA, and had several managerial positions over...
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Barkev M. Sarkahian

January 7, 1926 - October 29, 2017

Barkev M. Sarkahian, age 91, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on October 29, 2017. Born in Lebanon, he was the son of the late Mardiros and Isgouhi Sarkahian (nee Ter Bedrosian). Barkev emigrated to the United States with his family in 1976. He enjoyed hunting. He was the owner of Nora's Dry Cleaning in Collingdale, PA. In addition to his parents, Barkev was predeceased by his 3...
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Ezra J. Dougherty

January 19, 1987 - October 26, 2017

Ezra J. Dougherty, 30, of Upper Darby, PA and formerly of Garnet Valley, PA passed away on October 26, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the beloved son of Steve Dougherty and Phyllis McLeod and their spouses, Kristen Dougherty and Joseph Grimley. He was the loving brother of Michael Allard, Steven Jr., Anthony, Tara, Zeb, Gabriel, Isaiah and the late Ezekiel as well as many step...
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Alfred John "Jack" Foulds III

October 22, 2017

Alfred John "Jack" Foulds, III, age 70, of Venice, FL, formerly of Philadelphia, PA, passed away suddenly on October 22, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Alfred John Foulds, II, and Matilda K. Foulds (nee Klatt). Jack served two tours of duty with the 5th Special Forces of the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He served thirty two years with the...
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Jonathan R. Roccia

March 23, 1990 - October 22, 2017

Jonathan R. Roccia, age 27, of Seaford, DE, passed away on October 22, 2017. Born in Newark, DE, he was the beloved son of Tara B. and John H. Burns, Jr. and Bernadette and Raymond Keesler. In addition to his parents, Jonathan is survived by his siblings, Robert Keesler and Rebecca Evans-Keesler and his cousins, Jacob, Isabella, Christian and Grace. Relatives and friends are invited to...
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Margaret "Peg" Flynn

October 22, 2017

Margaret R. "Peg" Flynn (nee MacAllister), age 73, of Wynnewood, PA passed away October 22, 2017. Beloved wife of Robert F. "Bob" Flynn of Wynnewood, PA. Loving mother of Rob (Nicole) of Lafayette Hill, PA and Ted (Christy) of Spring City, PA. Devoted grandmother of Delaney, Kylie, Ciara, Jack, Shane, and Cole. Peg was a lifelong resident of Wynnewood, PA. She graduated Merion Mercy Academy...
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Thomas A. McGinty, Jr.

February 20, 1930 - October 21, 2017

Thomas A. McGinty, Jr., 87 years of age, of Drexel Hill, PA, a retired Philadelphia Police Captain, passed away on October 21, 2017. Beloved husband of Patricia McGinty (nee Mink). Loving father of Tricia Griffin "Patti" (Lee). Devoted grandfather of Aiden and Liam Griffin. Predeceased by his siblings Bernice McGinty, Isabel Smith and Rosemarie McAnally. Also survived by his many nieces,...
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John R. Hasson

December 26, 1944 - October 20, 2017

John R. Hasson, age 72, of Lansdowne PA, passed away on October 20, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA he was the son of the late Bernard Philip Hasson, Sr. and Catherine F. O'Donnell Hasson. He was a graduate of West Catholic for Boys and St Joseph College (now St Joseph University). He was a very well respected math and science teacher; for a short time he worked at Marple Newtown School...
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Ann M. Whalen

October 20, 2017

Ann M. Whalen (nee Brown), of Drexel Hill, PA passed away on October 20, 2017. Born in Darby, PA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph F. and Bonvita (nee McShane) Brown. Ann worked as a medical technician for many years. She was the beloved wife of 60 years of Henry J. Whalen, Jr.; loving mother of Cindy Shay (Bob), Bonnie Monastra (George, Jr.), and Allison Savage (Stephen); devoted...
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Joseph W. Casey

October 17, 2017

Joseph W. Casey, 63, of Brigantine, NJ, and formerly of Havertown, PA passed away on October 17, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1954, he was the son of Helen (nee Galante) and the late Glenn Casey. Joe worked as a Car Hauler for over 30 years. He loved meeting new people, going on adventures, and traveling. He enjoyed the rodeo and collecting cowboy boots. Joe was the beloved husband...
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Ann S. Hsia

December 24, 1933 - October 17, 2017

Ann Sun Wo Hsia Ann was born in 1932 to a middle class family in ChangZhou, a small city in the south east of China near Shanghai. At eight days old, her mother abandoned her and she was raised by her grand-mother. She went to Catholic girl schools through high school. During her high school years, civil war broke out between Mao ZeDong's Red Army and Chiang Kai Shek's National Revolutionary...
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Marie T. Madigan

June 22, 1927 - October 16, 2017

Marie T. Madigan (nee O'Brien), age 90, of Secane, PA, passed away on October 16, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Mary O'Brien (nee Carney). Marie was predeceased by her beloved husband, Francis J. Madigan and her granddaughter, Elaine Marie Chase. She is survived by her loving daughters, Patricia M. Chase (Joseph), Kathleen Madigan and Maureen...
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James P. Reif

June 5, 1944 - October 16, 2017

James P. Reif, age 73, of Glen Mills, PA, passed away on October 16, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Albert V. and Marie M. Reif (nee McElroy). James served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War era. He was employed with the Sheraton Hotel in Philadelphia for 33 years as a Bell Hop. James is survived by his brothers John J. Reif, Sr. (Patricia)...
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John D. O'Keefe, Esq.

November 2, 1927 - October 14, 2017

John D. O'Keefe, Esq., age 89, of Bala Cynwyd, PA, formerly of Havertown, PA passed away on October 14, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late John Patrick and Frances O'Keefe (nee Boyle). John was a proud 1945 graduate of West Catholic Boys High School. He received his undergraduate degree from St. Joseph University in 1950, his Juris Doctor degree from Temple...
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Agnes C. Hasson

April 19, 1949 - October 14, 2017

Agnes C. Hasson (nee Daly), age 68, of Lansdowne, PA, passed away on October 14, 2017. Born in Bryn Mawr, PA, she was the daughter of the late Edmond and Rita Daly (nee Ford). Agnes was a graduate of Radnor High School. She was employed as an Assistant Manager with Optimum Image, Inc. in Newtown Square, PA. She retired in 1996. Agnes is survived by her loving husband, John R. Hasson...
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Mary E. Marlowe

October 31, 1918 - October 12, 2017

Mary E. Marlowe, age 99, of Havertown, PA, passed away on October 12, 2017. Born in Lee Park, Hanover Township, PA, she was the daughter of the late Patrick J. and Sarah A. Marlowe (nee Kane). Mary had been employed as a Secretary for Pierce-Phelps, Inc. in Overbrook, PA. In addition to her parents, Mary was predeceased by her siblings John E., James J., Joseph P. and Patricia A....
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Nicholas G. Saites, Sr.

March 8, 1931 - October 11, 2017

Nicholas G. Saites, Sr., age 86, of Royersford, PA, passed away on October 11, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Gus and Stella Saites (nee Keitikos). Nicholas was the owner of the Garden State Restaurant in North Philadelphia. Nicholas was predeceased by his beloved wife, Margaret Saites (nee Fletcher). He is survived by his loving children Nick Saites, Jr....
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Joan F. McNichol

July 9, 1938 - October 11, 2017

Joan F. McNichol (nee Fenton), age 79, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on October 11, 2017. Joan was devout in her Catholic faith and had a deep devotion to St. Thérése, Society of the Little Flower, Padre Pio, and St. John Neumann. She loved the Jersey Shore, especially Ocean City, NJ, where she spent 46 summers at 614 15th Street. She loved family trips to Disney World, and enjoying...
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Carmen Grabowski

September 17, 1926 - October 6, 2017

Carmen R. Grabowski (nee Cruz), age 91, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on October 6, 2017. Born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Regino and Juanita Cruz (nee Rivera). Beloved wife of the late John Grabowski; loving mother of Emma Gallagher; also survived by one grandchild Macy Grabowski as and a niece and great-niece in Puerto Rico. Carmen is also survived by...
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Kay L. Travis

April 24, 1952 - October 6, 2017

Kay L. Travis (nee Louie), age 65, of Upper Darby, PA passed away on October 6, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the daughter of the late Kimsing and Quon On Louie (nee Lau). Kay enjoyed spending her time doing puzzles, reading, and baking. She loved listening to music and going to concerts. Kay was the beloved wife of Tyler H. Travis; loving mother of Tyler and Michele Travis;...
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Helen I. DelPrato

September 5, 1920 - October 5, 2017

Helen I. DelPrato (nee DiEmidio), 97, of Drexel Hill, PA, departed this life to join her Lord and Saviour on October 5, 2017. Wife of the late Dominic DelPrato, with whom she shared 50 years of marriage. Mother of Robert, deceased (Margaret); Stephen (Geraldine); Thomas, Gerard and Joseph, deceased (Sue Ann). Also survived by David Setzer, her soon to be son-in-law; 8 grandchildren, 7...
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Jean Taranta

October 4, 2017

Jean Elizabeth Holtz Taranta (September 29, 1922 – October 4, 2017). Jean Elizabeth Taranta, longtime Philadelphia educator and activist, died as a result of a fall on October 4, 2017. She was 95 years old. She dedicated her life to service to others and redefined aging through her actions and activities in the latest years of her life. Born in Detroit to Pearl and Charles Holtz, she...
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Robert B. Staedt

October 7, 1956 - October 4, 2017

Robert B. Staedt of Drexel Hill passed away on October 4, 2017. Born in Darby, PA he was the son of the late Herman and Barbara Staedt (nee Broderick). Robert was employed as a lineman for Local 126 IBEW in Collegeville, PA. He enjoyed Harley motorcycles, dogs (Yellow Labs), the Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies and lottery tickets. He was the beloved husband of Barbara J. Staedt (nee...
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Margaret A. "Peg" O'Donnell

August 24, 1936 - October 3, 2017

Margaret A. "Peg" O'Donnell (nee McFarland), age 81, of Havertown, PA, passed away on October 3, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Mary McFarland (nee Holland). Peg loved her children and grandchildren. She had a heart of gold, and was the sweetest, kindest, gentlest, soft spoken woman with amazing strength. Peg was predeceased by her beloved...
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Bernadette M. Lawler

April 19, 1932 - September 24, 2017

Bernadette M. Lawler (nee Coleman), age 85, of Lansdowne, PA, passed away on September 24, 2017. Born in Bryn Mawr, PA, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Marguerite G. Coleman (nee Cochran). Bernadette was a graduate of West Catholic High School for Girls in Philadelphia, PA. She was employed as a Directory Assistance Operator for Bell Telephone. She was a member of the Bell...
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Paul D. Paffett, Sr.

June 23, 1934 - September 24, 2017

Paul D. Paffett, Drexel Hill Strongman, dies at 83 Paul Paffett, who became a legend in Drexel Hill and the surrounding area for his immense strength, died on September 24 at Bryn Mawr Hospital. The cause was lung cancer. Paul, the eldest surviving child of Daniel James and Florence-Marie Paffett, was born in Darby, Pennsylvania, on June 23,1934. The family lived at 727 Stanbridge Road in...
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Mary T. Rogan

August 12, 1968 - September 23, 2017

Mary T. Rogan, age 49, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away suddenly on September 23, 2017. Born in Wynnewood, PA, she was the daughter of Mary F. Rogan (nee Philson) and the late James Rogan. Mary was predeceased by her son, Mark T. Rogan, and her brother, Paul A. Rogan. She is survived by her children Alex Rogan, Jane Marie Rogan and Jileen Rogan, her grandson Mark Blair, her brothers John...
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John D. Kelly

July 11, 1933 - September 23, 2017

John D. Kelly, 84, of Salem, NJ, formerly of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on September 23, 2017. Born in Altoona, PA, he was the son of the late Paul Anthony and Ester V. Kelly (nee Murphy). He was predeceased by his son, John David Kelly Jr. (Diane) "Davey" and his brothers Fred Kelly, Charles Kelly, James Kelly, and Richard Kelly. After graduating from St. Thomas More High School, John...
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Angelo J. Perri

February 20, 1926 - September 20, 2017

Angelo J. Perri, age 91, of Havertown, PA, passed away on September 20, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary Perri (nee Matteis). Angelo was an educator with the Philadelphia School District. He was the Chair of the Science Department at Philadelphia Girls High. He was a member of Annunciation BVM Church, where he was an usher and a member of the...
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Thomas E. Falanga

May 27, 1952 - September 17, 2017

Thomas E. Falanga, age 65, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on September 17, 2017. Born in Darby, PA, he was the son of the late Carmen and Frances Falanga. He was employed as an Oil Tank Driver for Penn Tanks. He was known to family and friends as Tommy and affectionately known as Pops. Pops enjoyed spending time with his family at home in the backyard, swimming, cooking on the grill and...
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James F. O'Donnell

June 14, 1927 - September 16, 2017

James F. O'Donnell, age 90, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on September 16, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late James Anthony and Mary Ellen O'Donnell (nee Morris). James was a graduate of Villanova University. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War era. He was employed with the B&O Railroad for 47 years. He retired in June, 1989. He is...
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Mildred "Millie" Burns

November 29, 1933 - September 14, 2017

Mildred C. "Millie" Burns (nee Cook), age 83, passed away peacefully at home on September 14, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Robert W. Burns. Born in Philadelphia, PA, to the late Charles F. and Constance M. Cook Dougherty (nee Gallagher), she attended St. Gregory's Grade School and was a West Catholic Girls High School graduate, class of 1951. She is survived by her daughters Kathleen L....
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Oliver McElhone

September 6, 1956 - September 13, 2017

Oliver McElhone, age 61, of Havertown, PA, passed away on September 13, 2017. Born in Bellaghy, County Derry, Ireland, Oliver grew up in a musical setting. His father, James, played and taught both the tin whistle and accordion. Oliver started his musical career playing the fiddle with local groups throughout Derry. At eighteen, Oliver went to Tenerife in the Canary Islands where he spent...
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Joseph N. Goodman, Jr.

September 26, 1927 - September 11, 2017

Joseph N. Goodman, Jr., age 89, of Lima, PA, formerly of Ridley Park, PA, passed away on September 11, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Joseph N. Goodman, Sr. and Dorothy Goodman (nee Willis). Joseph is survived by his wife, Mary I. Goodman (nee Sullivan), his children Joseph M. (Mary) Goodman, Elizabeth (William) Lincke, Richard (Lucinda) Goodman, Stephen Goodman...
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Barbara Mannis

February 9, 1947 - September 10, 2017

Barbara Mannis (nee Smukler), age 70, of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania passed away on September 10, 2017. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Barbara's life on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 10:45 AM at the Springfield Country Club, 400 West Sproul Road, Springfield, PA 19064. The celebration will start promptly at 11:00 AM. There will be a video presentation and comments from...
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Kathleen M. O'Doherty

October 4, 1924 - September 10, 2017

Kathleen M. O'Doherty (nee Quinn), age 92, of Media, PA, passed away on September 10, 2017. Born in Chester, PA, she was the daughter of the late Hugh H. and Susan Quinn (nee Ward). Kathleen was employed as an Executive Secretary for the Franklin Mint. Kathleen was predeceased by her beloved husband, John J. O'Doherty and son, Johnnie. She is survived by her loving children Liam T. O...
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Barry P. Jones

December 6, 1958 - September 7, 2017

Barry P. Jones, age 58, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away suddenly on September 7, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Donald B. and Margaret J. Jones (nee Cassidy). Barry was a 1977 graduate of Upper Darby High School. He was employed as a Construction Laborer with JPC Contracting. He enjoyed his job and the people he worked with. He was an avid Eagles fan, loved...
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Mia Morrow

November 3, 1937 - September 5, 2017

Mia Morrow departed this life on September 5, 2017. Mia was born on November 3, 1937 in South Korea. Mia worked in Administration for the United States Government for many years. She started working while in Korea for the United States Army. Once moving to the United States she worked at the Philadelphia Naval Base for 30 years. Mia retired in September, 1995. She enjoyed a few years...
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Joan B. Rodgers

September 4, 2017

Joan B. Rodgers (nee Brady), 86, of Havertown, PA and formerly of Overbrook Park, PA, passed away on September 4, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1930, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary (nee Greeby) Brady. Joan was the beloved wife of the late Thomas D. Rodgers; loving mother of Beverly Rodgers-Kotch, Rick Rodgers, William Rodgers, Joanne Rodgers-McKeon, Thomas (Tim)...
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Nicoletta "Nicky" D'Alesio

January 27, 1927 - September 4, 2017

Nicoletta "Nicky" D'Alesio (nee Sardo), age 90, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on September 4, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Emil T. "Junior" D'Alesio. Loving mother of Emil (Terri) D'Alesio and Mary (Ernie) Cermignano. Dear grandmother of Emil, Brian, Lauren, Alicia, and Kristopher and great-grandmother of Alexis, Anthony, Gianna and Mikayla. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. She...
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Siew Tin Goh

April 24, 1924 - September 1, 2017

Siew Tin Goh, age 93, of Bryn Mawr, PA, formerly of Upper Darby, PA passed on September 1, 2017. Siew Tin graduated high school and completed Bible College in Malaysia. After Bible College, she worked as a Pastor/Bible woman in the Chinese Methodist Church in Malaysia for 35 years. Then she was a missionary at the Chestnut St. Baptist Church in Philadelphia for 6 years. Siew Tin was the...
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Donald G. Connolly

December 8, 1936 - August 31, 2017

Donald Connolly, age 80, of West Palm Beach, FL, formerly of Havertown, PA, passed away on August 31, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Margaret Ann Connolly (nee Aspinall). Loving father of Geralann Rice, Judith Connolly-Wells and Richard Connolly. Also survived by his granddaughter Shauna Cassidy and his brother Raymond Connolly. Donald was predeceased by his siblings Kathleen, Joseph,...
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Peter N. McEneaney, Sr.

February 7, 1933 - August 30, 2017

Peter N. McEneaney, Sr., age 84, of West Chester, PA, formerly of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on August 30, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late James and May McEneaney (nee Nelson). Peter was a graduate of St. Thomas More High School in Philadelphia. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War era. He was employed as a Telephone Systems Repairman with...
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Elizabeth A. Geraghty

October 17, 1942 - August 29, 2017

Elizabeth A. Geraghty (nee McAdams), age 74, of Drexel Hill, PA, formerly of the Feltonville section of Philadelphia, PA, passed away on August 29, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late George and Rita McAdams (nee Kivitz). Elizabeth was predeceased by her beloved husband, Joseph P. Geraghty, Sr. and her brothers George and James McAdams. She is survived by her...
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Doris L. Kalmbacher

October 4, 1923 - August 27, 2017

Doris L. Kalmbacher, age 93, a longtime resident of Havertown, PA, and member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Havertown, PA, passed away on August 27, 2017. A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Arlington Cemetery, 2900 State Road, Drexel Hill, PA.
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Leon St. Aubyn Rapaport

November 25, 1951 - August 26, 2017

Leon St. Aubyn Rapaport, age 65, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on August 26, 2017. Born in Montego Bay, St. James, Jamaica, he was the son of the late Lester Rapaport and Gloris Tharpe (nee Reuben). Leon was employed as a Television Technician. He was a certified pilot, enjoyed flying and scuba diving. He loved music from the 40's and 50's and playing dominoes. He had strong political...
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Roy D. Taylor, Sr.

August 9, 1945 - August 26, 2017

Roy D. Taylor, Sr., age 72, of Brookhaven, PA, passed away on August 26, 2017. Roy was born in Aiken, SC. Roy served in the United States Army. He was employed as a Building Superintendent for Upper Darby Township. Roy was a loving, giving, generous, outgoing and helpful person. He loved his wife, children, grandchildren, his cats and neighbors. He enjoyed fishing in Marsh Creek...
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Charles J Haas

August 25, 2017

Charles J. Haas, age 75 of Havertown, PA passed away on August 25, 2017. Born in Darby, PA he was the son of the late Albert and Marjorie Haas (nee McFadden). He is survived by his beloved wife Kathryn A. Haas (nee Farnschlader), loving children Michael Haas, Terri Haas Flannery, Christine Kavka (Daniel), Gregory Haas (Kathryn ), dear sisters Marjorie Rienzi (Joe), Barbara Shelton (John),...
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Elizabeth E. Friel

December 26, 1928 - August 19, 2017

Elizabeth E. Friel, age 88, of Fort Myers, FL, formerly of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on August 19, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary Friel (nee McGovern). Elizabeth was employed as a Crossing Guard for Upper Darby Township. She retired in 2007. In addition to her parents, Elizabeth was predeceased by her siblings Anna Lutter, Florence...
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William J. Purcell

October 1, 1938 - August 19, 2017

William J. Purcell, age 78, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on August 19, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Michael J. and Bridget Purcell (nee Moran). William was a graduate of St. Thomas More High School and St. Joseph University, both in Philadelphia. He was employed as a Software Testing Engineer with Computer Science Corporation in Mount Laurel, NJ. He...
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Robert T. "Bobby" Clark III

February 1, 1937 - August 18, 2017

Robert T. (Bobby) Clark, III, age 80, of Upper Darby, PA passed away on August 18, 2017. Born and raised in the Meadows Section of Philadelphia, PA, Bobby was the beloved son of the late Robert T. Jr. and Sarah E. Clark (nee Harding). He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Grace E. (nee Johnston) Clark, son Robert T. Clark, IV, and his dear sister Joan E. Gould. Bobby was the loving...
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David E. Doney

June 2, 1958 - August 18, 2017

David E. Doney, age 59, of Upper Darby, PA passed away on August 18, 2017. Born in Darby, PA, David was the beloved son of the late James P. and Regina H. Doney (nee Bradley). He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout at St. Cyril of Alexandria Church and was a 1977 graduate of Upper Darby High School. David worked for Upper Darby Township for 28 years. He was a member and past secretary of...
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Margaret M. Kean

May 29, 1936 - August 13, 2017

Margaret M. Kean (nee Kenny), age 81, of West Chester, PA, formerly of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on August 13, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Richard A. and Eva D. Kenny (nee Reilly). She was the beloved wife of the late F. Patrick Kean. Loving mother of Margaret Nelson (Michael), F. Patrick Kean, Jr. (Cynthia), Colleen Edwards (Peter), Eileen Hutchinson ...
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Robert Irwin "Ernie" Anderson

August 12, 2017

Robert "Ernie" Anderson, of Drexel Hill, on August 12, 2017, passed at home with family. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Lezlie (nee Rutter); loving father to daughters, Adrian and Violet; also survived by a sister, Edith Anderson of Chicago. He also leaves his faithful collie, Duncan. Ernie touched many lives and will be very sadly missed by his family and so many friends. He was...
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Elaine A. Geonnotti

May 30, 1945 - August 11, 2017

Elaine A. Geonnotti (nee Caruso), age 72, of Coopersburg, PA, passed away on August 13, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Louis Caruso and Concetta Gentile. Elaine was a graduate of West Catholic Girls High School in Philadelphia and was employed as an Optician. She retired in 2008. She is survived by her beloved husband, Peter J. Geonnotti and her loving...
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Teresa Ianovale

August 11, 2017

Teresa Ianovale (nee Gillespie), 91, of Oreland, PA, formerly of Overbrook, PA, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on August 11, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Ianovale, Sr.; loving mother of Joseph Ianovale, Jr. (Barbara), Peggy Evans (Jim), Dennis Ianovale (Lois), Steven Ianovale, Mark Ianovale (Sandi), Michael Ianovale (Patty), Sue Deschenes (Mike).; devoted...
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