Elizabeth M. (nee Perkins) Schleifer

  • Born: April 4, 1933
  • Died: October 5, 2020
  • Location: Norwood, Pennsylvania

Cavanagh Family Funeral Home

301 Chester Pike
Norwood, PA 19074

Tel. (610) 532-3120

Tribute & Message From The Family

Elizabeth M. Schleifer, formerly Gieder (nee Perkins), on October 5th., at the age of 87. She was a long-time resident of Norwood, formerly SW Philadelphia and Essington. Born in the "Meadows" Section of Philadelphia, to Robert and Elizabeth Perkins. Predeceased by husband Donald P. Schleifer and siblings: Rose, William, Elmer, James, Eugene and Joe. Survived by her loving and devoted sons; George Gieder (Barbara), Michael Gieder (Sue), Stephen Gieder (Elizabeth), James Gieder (the late Ginger), Donald Schleifer (Frank), cherished grandchildren, great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was a matriarch with a strong Catholic faith, who preserved memories, history and traditions, eager to cook for every occasion and loved her home full for dinners. Best known for baking beautiful cakes for every occasion; weddings, showers and birthdays to name a few. Relatives & friends are invited to attend her viewing on Monday after 9am in the church of St. Gabriel, Mohawk Ave., Norwood , followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30am. Int. Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the charity of your choice.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My deepest sympathy to the (Perkins) Gieder & Schleifer Families for the loss of your loved one, Elizabeth, and pray God sends you comfort, peace and strength.

Posted by JW/JKH    October 08, 2020

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow and she sure was the best cook/baker ever!

Posted by Barbara Jean    October 08, 2020

We were best friends from first grade at Saint Raphael School and will remain friends throughout eternity. May you rest in the arms of Christ for all the good deeds and beautiful life that you shared with family and friends. You will be missed, but loved and remembered.

Posted by Sr. Anna Marie Loftus - Wayne, PA - Friend   October 08, 2020

I'm so very sorry for your loss and family's loss. What a great woman who raised such a wonderful and caring man!

Posted by Christine Bielecki - Bellmawr, NJ - Friend   October 07, 2020

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