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On behalf of Life Celebration, I would like to thank you for your trust and provide some information on what you can expect from us. Our goal is simple - to get to know you and your family so we may provide the highest level of care in a way that is best for everyone involved. It is our pledge to do everything we can to provide you peace of mind as your family transitions through the time ahead. Again, thank you for your trust and confidence in us. If you have any questions about your loved one’s care, please do not hesitate to call me at 855-717-5224.

Sincerely,
John F. Givnish


Our Obituaries

Marie Lucy (Harvey) Costello

June 24, 1934 - December 4, 2016

COSTELLO Marie Lucy (nee Harvey) of Philadelphia, PA died Sunday, December 4, 2016. She was 82 years old. Born in Magdalen Island, Canada to Saul and Emilina (nee Cyr) Harvey. Loving mother of Yvette M. Venezia (Gerard). Nanny to Jackie Simko and Ryan Venezia. Great Nanny to Chloe. Also survived by her sisters; Sr. Germaine Harvey, Uriel Harvey, Emma Harvey and Marie Gaudet. Family and...
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Robert Thomas Pulka

December 4, 2016

Robert Thomas Pulka, 67, of Newtown, PA died at his home with his family by his side on Sunday, December 4th. Born in Pittsburgh, PA. Robert was a long time Bucks County area resident. A graduate of Steubenville University and a veteran of the US Army Reserve, he retired as the Senior Vice President for On-Shore Property of Zurich Global Energy in 2007. An accomplished pilot with over 650...
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George E. Lingo

December 4, 2016

Lingo George E., age 72, of Bensalem, formerly of Phila, on December 4, 2016. Beloved husband of Dolores (nee Oaster) and loving father of Kathy Winscom , Jeanie Lingo (Anthony Gleisner) and the late George, Jr. Devoted grandfather to Jessica, Allen, Alyssa, Krista, Sean, Macy & Kayla. Dear brother to Bruce, Jack, Esther Snodgrass and the late Phyllis Pennise. Family, friends and members...
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Joseph C. Toland, O.D., M.D.

December 4, 2016

TOLAND Joseph C., O.D, M.D., formerly of Olney, on December 4th, 2016 at the age of 85. Beloved husband of Helen (nee Metzing) for 54 loving years. Survived by his children Joseph E. and Therese O'Brien (the late William) as well as five loving grandchildren; Billy, Olivia, Morgan, Joseph, and Kevin. Joseph will always be remembered for his love of Optometry and later for his career in...
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Nancy M. (Close) Schmidt

December 4, 2016

SCHMIDT Nancy M. (nee Close) of Elkins Park, on December 4th, 2016 at the age of79. Beloved mother of Robert (Colleen), Christopher (Jamie), loving sister of Richard Close (Kendrya), loving grandmother of Samantha, Jessica, Owen, Ivy, and Paige. Loving Aunt to Paul, Alex, Jack, and Kathryn. Nancy was the organist at the Memorial Presbyterian Church of Fox Chase for over 35 years as well as...
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Heather J. Graham Pressler

December 4, 2016

Heather J. Graham Pressler, 76 of Langhorne passed away on December 4, 2016. Beloved wife of Roy C. Pressler. Loving mother of Scott G. Pressler (Stephanie) and James L. Pressler. Doting grandmother of Kelsey and Eric. Dear sister of Sue Granger (Herb). Heather was born in Noranda, Canada and then moved to the US where she became a naturalized citizen before entering nursing school at...
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Edward G. Fitzgerald

December 4, 2016

FITZGERALD, EDWARD G., peacefully on December 4, 2016 after a brief illness. Survived by family he loved and who loved him: wife Virginia M. Duffy, sons Edward (Julie) and Stephen (Mazie), daughter Kelly Maxwell (Steve), grandsons Eddie, Ryan, John and Colin Fitzgerald, sister Joan Foy (Rod) and brother Michael Fitzgerald (Pati). Son of the late Edward G. Fitzgerald, Sr. and the late Rosemary ...
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Edward Francis "Tucker" Tokarski

December 3, 2016

Tokarski Edward Francis "Tucker" on December 3, 2016, age 82. Ed was a graduate of St. Adalbert's Grade School, North Catholic High School Class of 1952, and Temple University. He was a Navy Veteran and worked 19 years at Amchem Products/Henkel Corporation in Ambler, PA. Member of St. Adalbert's, Holy Innocents and St. Christopher's parishes. He was an avid reader who loved spending time with...
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Kenneth Charles Buck

October 23, 1943 - December 3, 2016

Kenneth Charles Buck Sr., age 73, passed at home on December 3, 2016 surrounded by his family after enduring a courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Ken was born on October 23, 1943 in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, PA. He graduated from St. Matthew's Catholic School in 1957 and then attended LaSalle College High School where he graduated in 1961. Ken was honorably discharged...
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Robert Scott "Scotty" Horrocks

July 23, 1979 - December 2, 2016

Robert Scott "Scotty" Horrocks of King of Prussia/Conshohocken, PA passed away suddenly on December 2, 2016 at age 37. Born on July 23, 1979 in Norristown, Scotty was the loving son of Joanne Scully and Robert A. Horrocks. In addition to his parents, Scotty is survived by his brothers, Brad Horrocks and Jody Horrocks, and step brother Tom Simms, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Scotty was a...
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John Robert Wells

December 2, 2016

John Robert Wells, 83, of Yardley, PA, died on December 2, 2016 at Holy Redeemer Hospital. Born in Philadelphia, John is a resident of Yardley for over 47 years. John is a veteran of the US Navy and a member of the Yardley VFW and the American Legion. He has been the owner of Yardley Family Haircutters in Yardley Borough for over 40 years and a member of the Haircutters Guild. John is also...
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Sam L. Laskin

December 2, 2016

Sam L. Laskin passed away peacefully with his family by his side on December 2, 2016 at age 96. Born in Youngstown, OH, Sam was the son of Anna (Lebov) and William Laskin. He resided in Norristown with his beloved wife of 70 years, Sonia L. (Bradlyn) Laskin. Sam was the loving father of Dr. William Laskin (Dr. Geralynn Laskin) and Cathy Lyons (Russell Lyons) and their children and...
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Hermann Blauth

December 1, 2016

Hermann Blauth of Northeast Philadelphia passed away peacefully on December 1, 2016. Hermann was 81 years old, one month shy of his 82 birthday. Born in Landau in der Pfalz, Germany on January 2, 1935, he is the son of the late Hermann and Kathrin (Vorderer). He is the beloved husband of Frieda (Sigl) with whom he shared 60 years of marriage and his is survived by his Sister Annemarie ...
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James Joseph McCabe

December 1, 2016

McCABE James Joseph (Retired Philadelphia Police Detective) died Thursday, December 1, 2016. He was 85 years old. Born in Philadelphia, PA to Charles and Mary (nee McGowan) McCabe. Beloved husband of Joan C. (nee Becker) McCabe. Loving father of Stephen McCabe, Joan McBride (Joseph), Anne Monaghan ( Michael) and James McCabe. Dear brother of John McCabe, the late Annamae McGuire, Rose...
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Alexander Watson Cinkaj

November 30, 2016

Alexander Watson Cinkaj, 23, of Langhorne died suddenly November 30. Born at St. Mary Hospital, Alex was a life long resident of Langhorne. Alex is a graduate of Neshaminy High School, Class of 2011 and went on to graduate from Penn State University in December of 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Energy, Business and Finance with a minor in Economics. Alex was deeply passionate about...
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Albert Lepore, Sr

June 6, 1927 - November 30, 2016

Albert Lepore, Sr. of Oaks, passed away peacefully on Wednesday November 30, 2016. He was 89 years old. Born June 6, 1927 in Montella, Italy, he was the son of the late Antonio and Carmela (nee Moscariello) Lepore and the beloved husband of Jemma (nee Lepore) Lepore with whom he shared 66 years of marriage. Albert was a US Army Veteran and served during World War II, he was honorably...
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Thomas F. Buddy

June 27, 1986 - November 29, 2016

Thomas F. Buddy IV passed away surrounded by his loving family on November 29, 2016. Tom was born on June 27, 1986 in Upland Township to Thomas and Michaelene (nee Campbell). He attended Ridley High School. Tom most recently was a carpenter with Benner and White Construction Company. He was an avid fisherman and sports fan. Tom loved working with his hands and loved anything with a motor and...
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Michael Patrick "Mikey B" "Benning" Benning

November 29, 2016

BENNING Michael Patrick "Mikey B" "Benning" November 29, 2016 age 46. Loving father of Mary Lauren, and Sara Jolene Cameron. Husband of Heather Cameron. Son of Patricia(the late Joseph)Benning. Brother of Joseph(Maria)Benning. Also survived cousins, nephews, nieces and extended family McVeigh Swoop Troop. Relatives and friends are invited to Mikey B's Life Celebration Sunday evening...
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Harry W. Walker III

November 29, 2016

Harry W. Walker III, 50, of Rockledge and Philadelphia, passed away on November 29, 2016. He was an exceptional general contractor, talented in all phases of construction. He was musically and artistically inclined, and was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. Harry is survived by Mary Butter-White, the love of his life, his beloved mother Lucille Walker, his children: Harry...
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Elizabeth M. (Reinech) Bretz

November 29, 2016

Elizabeth M. Bretz (nee Reinech), age 79, originally of Trenton, died Tuesday, November 29, 2016 in Compassionate Care, Robert Wood Johnson Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents'Alexander Reinech and the former Elizabeth Toth, her daughter, Debra L. Ricca, and her sister, Patricia Reinech, she is survived by her children; Lisa J. Lange, Stephen E. Bretz and Erika M. Gill, three...
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Timothy Streeper

November 28, 2016

Streeper Timothy passed away on November 28th at the age of 55. He was the father of Justin Streeper, and Amanda Streeper; and brother of Paul, Carolann, and Constance. Family and Friends are invited to Tim's Life Celebration at the Dunn Givnish Funeral Home, 378 South Bellevue Ave., Langhorne, PA 19047, Saturday, December 3rd from 1 – 3PM. Services will follow at 3PM. Int. private.
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James Hector Lillo

November 28, 2016

James Hector Lillo, our beloved son, brother, uncle, friend and grandson, passed at our home surrounded by those that loved him most, on Monday November 28th, 2016. James had been diagnosed with Stage 4 Germ Cell Carcinoma in January during his Master's studies at the University of Chicago. He valiantly and humorously fought through 8 cycles of chemotherapy and 3 major surgeries. Over the past...
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Valerie H. (Runtagh) Shoch

November 28, 2016

SHOCH Valerie H. (nee Runtagh)age 67 November 28, 2016. Loving wife of 48 years to James J. Shoch. Cherished mother of Brian(Kristina)Shoch, and Coleen(Tim)Gasiewski. Her two favorite grandchildren Ryan and Tyler. Sister of Gail(Paul)Paoletti, and Nicole(Chris)Pasquini. Also survived by cousins nephews and nieces. Relatives and friends are invited to Valerie's Life Celebration Saturday...
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Charles W. Lucas

October 1, 1923 - November 28, 2016

Charles W. Lucas, of Plymouth Meeting, passed away peacefully on Monday November 28, 2016. He was 93 years old. Born October 1, 1923 in Philadelphia, he was the beloved husband of the late Marie (nee Arado) Lucas. Charles was honorably discharged from the US Army after serving in World War II. During his service to our country, he was part of various campaigns, most notably was the campaign...
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James J. Cole III

November 27, 2016

James J. Cole III, 70, passed away on November 27, 2016. He is survived by his beloved wife, Ellen Blum Cole, his children, J. Randall (Michelle), Cristin Joan Emel (Lance), and Brett Michael, adored grandchildren Dylan Robert and Camryn Elizabeth, and his cherished sister, Susan Agnew. Relatives and friends are invited to James' Life Celebration on Friday, December 9, from 1:00pm to 2:30pm...
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Cheryl Ann Knox "Sherrie"

November 27, 2016

Sherrie Knox, 56, of Bensalem passed away peacefully at her home on November 27, 2016, surrounded by her Family and Friends. The loving sister of John Knox, Stacy Knox-Shetzline (Buddy) Debbie Steubing (Pete), devoted Friend of Beverly Shane, Dawn Boyle-Suzuki, Kathleen Clements and her Fur Babies Nakai and Finian Sherrie is preceded in death by her mother Irene Knox, brother Gregory Knox and...
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Carole A. Konrad

November 26, 2016

Carole A. Konrad (nee Cunningham), passed away on November 26, 2016, at the age of 73. Beloved wife of Jerome V. Konrad; loving mother of Christine and Karen Konrad. Relatives and friends are invited to Carole's Life Celebration on Thursday, December 1st, from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. at John F. Givnish Funeral Home, 10975 Academy Rd., Phila. and to her Funeral Mass, 11:00 a.m., at Church of St....
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John F.X. Swoyer, Jr.

November 25, 2016

Swoyer, John F X Jr., 61, beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, son-in-law, and friend, passed away Friday, November 25, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Anne (nee) Conahan, and their three sons, John (Cheryl), Joe (Kim), and Mike (Kali). He is also survived by his four grandchildren, LJ, Olivia, Owen, and Fiona, as well as many relatives and friends. Relatives and...
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Lenora M. (Porrini) Hager

November 25, 2016

Hager, Lenora M. (nee Porrini), passed away peacefully on Friday, November 25th, at the age of 66. Daughter of the late Domenic and Dorothy (nee Robey) Porrini, Lenora is also preceded in death by her sisters, Edith Manning and Linda Chase, and her cherished family pet, her dog, Lexi. Lenora is survived by her loving children, Susan Hager, Maurice "Buddy" (Christine) Hager, and Paul Hager, and...
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Frederick Richard Guenther, VMD

November 20, 1926 - November 25, 2016

Dr. Frederick Richard Guenther, VMD, died peacefully November 25, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was 90 years old and a resident of the Cottages at Chandler Hall. Fred was born in Philadelphia to the late F. Richard and Gertrude (Saur) Guenther on Nov. 20, 1926. He was a graduate of Germantown High School (1944) and served in the U.S. Army from January 1945 to December 1946....
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Joseph "Joe" J. McGee

November 25, 2016

Joseph "Joe" J. McGee, 77 of Brigantine, NJ entered into rest surrounded by his loving family on Friday November 25, 2016 at Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA. Born in Atlantic City, NJ he was the son of the late James Edward McGee and Frances Schottdorf Thurlow. Joseph served his country honorably and faithfully in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1966. Joseph for most of his life was the...
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Dorothea M. Swavely

November 25, 2016

Dorothea M. Swavely, age 74 of Trevose, died Friday, November 25, 2016 in Abington Hospice, Warminster. Dottie was a school bus driver for 28 years with Neshaminy School District. She was always caring for others. She would even have orphans to her home on her birthday which happens to be on Christmas. Dottie just loved people and helping others. Preceded in death by her parents, Thomas...
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John N. Sweitzer

October 9, 1929 - November 24, 2016

John N. Sweitzer, of Blue Bell, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. He was 87. John was born on Oct. 9, 1929 to the late Wilbur and Florence (nee Powell) Sweitzer. He served proudly in the U.S. Navy for 22 years. John is survived by his loving wife, Colette J.E. Sweitzer (nee Lenaers) as well as three children; Michele Krause, Catherine Ferrante (Carmen) and Eric Sweitzer along with four...
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James F. Conroy, DO

November 24, 2016

James F. Conroy, DO, passed away peacefully on November 24, 2016 at age 85. Born in Providence, RI, Jim was the son of Anna (Wall) and James F. Conroy. He resided in Blue Bell with his beloved wife of 21 years, Nancy (Nielson) Conroy. Jim was the loving father of Mary Pat Conroy and Carol Conroy and was the cherished grandfather of Christopher Higgins and Jameson Finch. He is also survived by...
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Walter L. Peterson

November 23, 2016

Peterson Walter L., passed away Wednesday, November 23rd, at the age of 75 after a long courageous battle against Parkinson's Disease. A proud Navy veteran and 2 time cancer survivor, Walter was a true outdoorsman. He loved hunting and spending time at his home in the mountains. Walter also enjoyed working with his hands. When he was younger, he loved to put together and fix engines. As he got...
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James Patrick Cordes

November 23, 2016

James Patrick Cordes, on November 23rd, 2016, at the age of 49. James will be greatly missed by his Mother Annamarie (nee Brown), his sisters Linda (Michael) and Joann (William), his brother Robert (Debra), nephews Conor, Ryan, and Connor, and nieces Caitlin and Callie. James will always be remembered for his devotion to his family, photography, the Philadelphia Flyers, his work in reinsurance,...
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Vera (Jones) Generose

November 22, 2016

Generose, Vera (nee Jones), passed away Tuesday, November 22nd, at the age of 86. Born in Hazleton, PA to the late Augustus C. and Beatrice (nee Davies) Jones, Vera was a graduate of Hazleton High School and worked for the Markle Bank. After marrying her loving husband of 64 years, John J. Generose, the couple moved to Levittown, PA and she began working in the Unemployment Office in Bristol,...
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Helen G. Brockway (Grimm)

November 22, 2016

Helen G. Brockway (nee Grimm), of Bristol, passed away peacefully on November 22, 2016. She was 89. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary Grimm; the beloved wife of the late Earl T. Brockway; the loving mother of Dianne Brockway, Lorraine Norton (Robert), Ruthanne Kulesza (John) and the late Richard and Thomas Brockway; the cherished grandmother of Karena Bozarth, Matthew Kulesza and...
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Brian M. Sonnie

November 22, 2016

Brian M. Sonnie, age 64, originally of Feasterville, died Tuesday, November 22, 2016, in St. Luke's Hospital, Quakertown. He was born in 1951 to Earl Sonnie and the former Margaret O'Neill. Brian graduated from Neshaminy High School Class of '69. He then earned a Bachelor Degree in Criminology from Indiana University, Pa. With this knowledge, Brian ran his own Private Investigation business. ...
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Mary L. Mather (Valley)

November 21, 2016

Mather Mary L. (nee Valley) formerly of Langhorne, PA, passed away on Nov 21, 2016. Beloved wife of the late James J. and loving mother of John C. Mercurio (Susan), Michael T. Mercurio & Peter M. Mercurio (Laina). Dear sister of Agnes Jaskel and the late Anne Valley. Grandmom to Matthew & Sophia and Aunt to Jennifer Tierney (Ryan), Jacquelyn Jaskel (Justin) & Thomas Michael Jaskel. Family...
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R. Edward Cassell

November 21, 2016

R. Edward Cassell, age 77, passed away on the early morning of November 21st, 2016 after a valiant fight for six months from liver failure. In addition to being a husband and father, Ed was a tireless volunteer in Cheltenham Township, both as an Auxiliary Police Officer, and as a manager of the Cheltenham Athletic Association, now Cheltenham Little League. As a sworn Auxiliary Police Officer...
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John R. Booth

November 21, 2016

John R. Booth, Jr., 91, of Abington, PA, died on November 21, 2016 at Abington Memorial Hospital. Husband of Elisabeth Ann (Rebok) Booth and father of Elisabeth (Thomas) Knowlden and Susan (William) Goehrig, grandfather of 7 and great grandpa to 2. Relatives and friends are invited to John's Life Celebration on Saturday, November 26, from 10:30 to 11 AM and to his funeral service at 11 AM...
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George S. Thiamegos

September 14, 1920 - November 21, 2016

George S. Thiamegos, 96, went home to be with the Lord surrounded by his loving family at his residence in Linwood, NJ on November 21, 2016. Born in Sparta, Greece on September 14, 1920 he was the son of the late Stelianos and Stavroula Thiamegos. He came to the United States in 1956 and met his beloved wife, Chrisula (Drivakos) Thiamegos in Baltimore, MD. They married in 1960 and had two...
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Gregory J. Kapusta

November 20, 2016

Gregory J. Kapusta, 65 of Philadelphia passed away on November 20, 2016. Beloved husband of Patricia A. (Worthington) Kapusta. Loving father of Michelle Kapusta (Paul Eory), Robert Kapusta and Tiffany Kapusta. Dear brother of Roseanna Ostroff, Matthew, Joseph, Peter, John and the late Louis. Greg enjoyed singing Karaoke, the Philadelphia Eagles, working on his cars and traveling across the...
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Antimo P. Ponticello Jr. "Tony" "Ponti"

May 15, 1932 - November 20, 2016

Antimo P. Ponticello Jr. "Tony" "Ponti", 84, went home to be with his late loving wife Nancy on November 20, 2016. He was born in Philadelphia on May 15, 1932 to the late Antimo P. Ponticello Sr. and Anna Tesone. Tony was the devoted husband of 63 years to Nancy (nee Carbone), loving father of Antimo "Tim" (Sherri) and Vincent (Linda), cherished grandfather to Ryan, Timothy, Lindsey (Terry),...
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Kathryn (Baittinger) Fiore

November 17, 2016

KATHRYN FIORE (BAITTINGER) of Absecon, New Jersey, passed away peacefully at home with her family at her side on November 17, 2016 at the age of 100 years. Kay was born in Atlantic City, NJ and graduated from Atlantic City High School. She was a volunteer for England General Hospital in Atlantic City during World War II and worked as a Credit Manager at the National Department Store. She met...
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Mark V. Mairone

November 17, 2016

Mark V. Mairone, 50, of Feasterville, passed away on November 17, 2016. Born in Philadelphia, Mark was the son of Claire and the late Anthony V. Mairone, and is survived by his loving wife Elizabeth and his daughter Maria. He is also survived by his brothers, Anthony (Toni) and Michael, his sisters, Nanette Joyce (Jimmy) and Susan Kubacki (Rick), his nieces: Michaeline, Danielle, Santina,...
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G. Thomas Stout

November 16, 2016

G. Thomas Stout passed away peacefully at his residence on November 16, 2016 at age 79. He was born in Norristown to Sadie Stout- McGinnis (nee Broomall) and George B. Stout and was the stepson of Dr. George E. McGinnis. Thomas was the loyal brother of Patricia Stout and dear friend to many. He resided in West Norriton with his cherished cat Mandy. Thomas graduated from Valley Forge Military...
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Veronica L. "Bonnie" (McManamin) Shupard

April 30, 1944 - November 15, 2016

Veronica L. "Bonnie" Shupard (nee McManamin) passed away peacefully with her family by her side at age 72, on November 15. She leaves behind her beloved husband of 48 years Ronald Shupard, her devoted children Carolanne (Belinda Espinoza) and Ronald Jay (Laura), her cherished grandchildren Quinton, Victoria, and Alexandra, her brother Charles McMenamin (Anthony Paolini), her sister Gertrude ...
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Mary Kathleen Duggan, GNSH

August 15, 1926 - November 15, 2016

Sister Mary Kathleen Duggan, GNSH died November 15, 2016 at Lafayette Redeemer in the 67th year of her religious life. Born August 15, 1926 to John and Marguerita (Frisbee) Duggan in North Tonawanda, NY, Sister Mary Kathleen had a distinguished career in education. She graduated from North Tonawanda High School and earned a BA in English from DYC. Her MA in English Language and Literature and...
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Jerome A. Barnes

November 15, 2016

Barnes Jerome A. on November 15, 2016 age 56. Life Celebration Services will be held Tuesday November 22, 2016 starting at 9AM to 11AM at the Geitner Givnish Life Celebration Home. Life Celebration service will begin at 11AM. Interment will follow at Ivy Hill Cemetery.
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Allen Francis Bandura

November 15, 2016

Allen Francis Bandura, 50 years of Philadelphia passed away on November 15, 2016. Loving father of Juliana and Ryan Bandura. Dear son of Stanley R. and Sandra M. Lawser Bandura. Brother of Raymond S. (Terri) Bandura and John M. Bandura. Allen enjoyed being a father and family gatherings. Relatives and friends are invited to Allen's Life Celebration Saturday, November 19, 2016, 9-11AM at...
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Rosemarie (Rudden) Osborne

November 15, 2016

Rosemarie Osborne (nee Rudden) passed away on November 15, 2016, at the age of 86. Beloved wife of the late Walter J. Osborne; loving mother of Patricia Vogwill (Gerald), Walter Jr., Michael (Debbie), Daniel, Duane (Leticia), Dennis, Rose Colli (Arthur), Kathleen Melrose (John) and the late John and William Osborne; cherished grandmother of 26 and great-grandmother of 31. Also survived by her...
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Richard George Watson

May 24, 1932 - November 14, 2016

Richard George Watson Born May 24, 1932 in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania to Thomas McKinley Watson and Helen (George) Watson, Richard Watson moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at an early age. Growing up in the Olney section of Philadelphia he was called to service during the Korean War. As part of the U.S. Army he obtained the rank of Corporal while serving in the military police in Europe. ...
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Herman F. Dick

July 6, 1934 - November 13, 2016

Herman F. Dick, 82 years old of Langhorne Manor, PA passed away on November 13, 2016. He was born on July 6, 1934 in Adams County, IN. Herman was one of eleven children of the late Albert F. Dick and the late Virgil L. (Andrews) Dick. He married Ardelle (Lauble) Dick on January 12, 1957. They met in the summer of 1956, while both were serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. Herman was a graduate of...
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Robert W. Kellogg

November 13, 2016

Robert W. Kellogg, 71, of Newtown, PA died on November 13, 2016 at the Hospital of the University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Born in Philadelphia, Robert is an 8 year resident of Newtown and formerly of Langhorne. Robert is a graduate of North East Catholic High School, Pierce Business School and he attended LaSalle Univ. He is a former I.T. Director with Johnson & Johnson, McGraw Hill...
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Irene Boches

November 13, 2016

Irene Boches of Langhorne passed away peacefully Sunday Nov. 13, 2016, surrounded by her family. Born Aug. 27, 1928, in Massey, MD., Irene was the daughter of the late Frank and Evelyn (Starkey) Haer. She graduated from Little Flower High School and was a member of Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church. Irene was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Anthony Boches. She is...
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Barbara Ann Hertzog

June 28, 1952 - November 13, 2016

Barbara Ann Hertzog, of Norristown, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016 at Einstein Montgomery Hospital. She was 64. Barbara was born in Pottsville, PA on June 28, 1952 to the late John and Dorothy (nee Sullivan) Chermansky. In her free time, she enjoyed seeing her family, listening to country music, and traveling to the beach, where she loved to sit in the sun by the ocean and visit the...
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Richard C. Pazdan

November 13, 2016

Richard C. Pazdan, 74, of Newtown, PA died on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne. Born in Trenton, NJ, Richard is a long time Newtown resident. Richard is a graduate of Trenton Catholic High School, Villanova University with a Bachelors Degree and Temple University with his Masters Degree. He is a retired Insurance Underwriter with New Jersey Manufacturers Ins....
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Julia J. (Pacheco) Maraj

November 12, 2016

Julia I. Maraj (nee Pacheco) passed away on November 12, 2016, at the age of 65. Loving mother of Vajai and Rita Maraj; also survived by her sister, Nilda Medina and her brothers, Joseph, Eddie and Freddy Pacheco. Relatives and friends are invited to Julia's Life Celebration Thursday, November 17th, from 9:00 AM at John F. Givnish Funeral Home, 10975 Academy Rd., Phila., followed by her...
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Olga (Murianka) Oprouseck

November 12, 2016

OPROUSECK Olga (nee Murianka) of Philadelphia died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Nazareth Hospital Vitas Unit .She was 98 years old. Born in Philadelphia, PA to Stephen and Anastasia (nee Kowalchick) Murianka. Beloved wife of the late Walter Oprouseck. Loving mother of James Napier and his wife Kathleen and Jeanette Napier. Devoted Nanny to Keirsten (Jack), Meghan ...
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Sue Carolyn Voss Lawrence

November 12, 2016

Sue Carolyn Voss Lawrence entered into rest surrounded by her loving family on November 12, 2016. Taking dance and ballet lessons from early childhood, she loved to perform which carried her through to a professional career. She attended grammar school in Linwood, NJ and graduated high school in 1947. While still in high school she performed in Special Services for the wounded WW2 military at...
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Naina S. Patel

November 11, 2016

Naina Patel, 55 years of Newtown, PA, passed away on November 11, 2016. Loving daughter of Vithalbhai & Vimlaben Patel and Wife of Snehal Patel was born and raised in Sokhda and moved to the U.S. in 1980. All her life she had been the perfect daughter, sister, wife, mother-in-law, and mother to her children: Alay, Tanvi, and Dhvani. As a wife, Naina always remained supportive in all...
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John J. Bartley

November 11, 2016

John J. Bartley of Willow Grove died Friday, November 11, 2016 at The Landing at Willow Grove. He was born in Philadelphia in 1941 and grew up in the Germantown section of the city. He graduated from Northeast Catholic High School class of '58. After high school John worked at Richardson-Vicks until he was drafted into the Army. He ended his working career as a foreman with Proctor & Gamble. ...
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Charles Joseph Mackell

November 11, 2016

MACKELL Charles Joseph, Jr. died on Veterans Day, November 11, 2016 at Holy Redeemer Hospice. He was 86 years old. Born in Philadelphia, PA to Charles J. Sr. and Catherine (nee Burke) Mackell. Beloved husband of Lorraine C. (nee Sullivan) Mackell. Loving father of Thomas C. Mackell (Katherine), Karen M. Lynch (Mark), Charles J. Mackell III, (Annette), Lori M. Gallagher (Bob), and James C....
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Tony Patalivo

November 10, 2016

Tony Patalivo entered into rest of a sudden and unexpected death on Thursday, November 10, 2016. He was born in Philadelphia, PA, grew up in Somerdale, NJ, and graduated from Sterling High School. Tony worked for Casino Resorts as a dealer starting in 1978 and worked there for 10 years. In June of 1994, he purchased the Pirates Den and was its proud owner and operator until retirement in...
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Truxton (Pete) S. Musselman

July 23, 1929 - November 9, 2016

Truxton (Pete) S. Musselman, born July 23, 1929, in Norristown, PA, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on November 9, 2016. He was the son of the late Percy A. and Mary S. Musselman. Married 64 years to Shirley E. Tinkler, his "girlfriend and nurse", were blessed with three children, 13 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Survived by a son, Dr. Kirk Musselman (Joan...
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Grace Mary Daly

November 9, 2016

Grace Mary Daly passed away peacefully on November 9, 2016 at age 82. Born in Philadelphia, Grace was the daughter of Consiglia (Volpe) and Anthony J. Casale. She resided in Blue Bell PA with her beloved husband of 16 years, Edward Novasak. Her first husband Carl Michael Daly passed away in 1997. Grace was the loving mother of Michael Anthony Daly and John "Jack" Robert Daly (Patty). She was...
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John "Jack" Ludlow

November 8, 2016

John "Jack" Ludlow passed away on November 8, 2016 at the age of 75. Beloved husband of Barbara Kennedy; loving father of Kelly Schuster (Mike) and Kyle Ludlow; cherished grandfather of Caroline, Michael, Christopher and Leah. Also survived by his sister, Dorothy Thieroff and his brothers, Eddie Bergstahler and Charles "Chickie" Thieroff. Relatives and friends are invited to Jack's Life...
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Marie A. Angelini-Hobson

November 27, 1947 - November 8, 2016

Marie A. Angelini-Hobson, of Gilbertsville and formerly of Norristown, passed away peacefully on Tuesday November 8, 2016 at home surrounded by her family. She was 68 years old. Born November 27, 1947 in Hazelton, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Martha (nee Kirkwood) Gower and the beloved wife of the late Joseph V. Angelini and the late Daniel J. Hobson. Marie was a devoted...
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Andrew L. Kinslow

November 7, 2016

Andrew L. Kinslow passed away on Nov. 7, 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife Darlene. He is survived by his son Andrew, Andrew's wife Suzette and three grandchildren: Samantha, Shawn and Sarah. He has one surviving sister, Mary Olimpo. Andrew served in the Marine Corp from '56-'58. He spent most of his life as a computer systems analyst and designer. The last ten years he spent as a bus...
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Bertha B. Wilson

November 7, 2016

Bertha B. Wilson, 89 years, passed away Nov 7 at Wood River Village surrounded by her loving family. Born in Louden, TN, and raised in Wichita, KS, she moved to Philadelphia in 1952 and lived in Willow Grove, Feasterville, Holland, Yardley, and Bensalem. She was a graduate of Kansas University and studied psychology. Bea was a social worker for Bucks County Children and Youth for 25yrs....
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Joseph Anthony Russo, Jr.

October 9, 1948 - November 7, 2016

Joseph Anthony Russo, Jr. of Plymouth Meeting and a former longtime resident of Norristown, passed away peacefully on Monday November 7, 2016 in Sciacca, Italy. He was 68 years old. Born October 9, 1948 in Norristown, he was the son of the late Joseph and Frances (nee Fazio) Russo, Sr. and the beloved husband and soul mate of Mary (nee Balzona) Russo, with whom he shared 43 years of marriage. ...
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Joan Aneda (Green) McKissick

November 7, 2016

McKissick Joan Aneda (Nee Green) of Philadelphia, on November 7th, 2016, surrounded by her family, at the age of 72. Joan was the loving wife of Ernest M. McKissick Jr. for 54 years. Joan is survived by both Ernest and her sister Mariellen Parks. Joan was the caring mother of Deborah Gontek (Charles), Donna Carson (Andrew), Diane Dietz (John), and Wade McKissick. Joan leaves behind an...
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Nancy V. (Carbone) Ponticello

December 7, 1933 - November 7, 2016

Nancy V. Ponticello (nee Carbone) went home to God at the age of 82 on November 7, 2016. She was born in Philadelphia on December 7, 1933 to the late Vincent and Cecilia Carbone (nee Beck). Nancy was the devoted wife of 63 years to Antimo "Tony", loving mother of Antimo "Tim" (Sherri) and Vincent (Linda), cherished grandmother to Ryan, Timothy, Lindsey (Terry), Spencer, Chloe, and the late Jarret...
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Ann Marie (DiNapoli) Crossan

November 6, 2016

Crossan Ann Marie (nee DiNapoli) 77 of Oreland passed away at home on November 6, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Laurence T. Crossan. Loving mother of Laurence T. Crossan, Jr. (Tom), Linda A. Crossan, Michael D. Crossan (Angela) and Kevin P. Crossan. Doting grandmother of Nicholas, Samuel and Mattisen. Dear brother of Ralph and Frank (Carol) DiNapoli. Ann was a...
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Alvin E. Shook

November 6, 2016

Shook Alvin E., passed away Sunday, November 6th, at the age of 67. Born in Trenton, NJ to the late Abner and Leona (nee Sinclair) Shook, Alvin honorably served our country as a US Marine and proudly fought in the Vietnam War. He also retired from the Mauser Corp. after 23 years of service. Preceded in death by his brother, Boyd Shook, Alvin is survived by his loving wife, Robin (nee...
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Helen Carl F. Aiello

November 6, 2016

Helen Carl F. Aiello, 86, died on November 6, 2016 at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, PA. Born in Abington, PA, Helen was a long time resident of Bucks county. Helen is a retired telephone operator from Bell Telephone and US Steel, Fairless Works. She was an animal lover, especially when it came to the dogs she raised and sometimes bred: her boxer, poodles and her pug, Missy. A...
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Jane M. Whelan

November 5, 2016

Whelan Jane M., age 63, of Philadelphia, on November 5, 2016. Beloved wife of Michael. Loving mother of Jamée Halligan (John) and Michael Jr., Mom Mom of John Patrick and Emma Louise Halligan, Dear daughter of Raymond and Mary Uhl, Sister of Raymond Uhl (Maureen), Daughter in Law of Marie Whelan. Also surviving are many bother and sister in-laws, nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends...
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Thomas J. "Fish" Bowdren

November 5, 2016

Bowdren – Thomas J. "FISH" age 67 on Sat. Nov. 5, 2016. Loving Husband for 33 years to Patricia E. (nee Doyle). Loving Father of Nicole Montvydas (Dave). Devoted Grandfather of Thomas, Daniel, Olivia, Sophia, Joseph, Rebecca, & Maximilian, and Brother of William Bowdren (Freddie), Patricia Nestor (late Robert) and the late Sr. Elizabeth Bowdren, S.S.J. and the late Lorraine Volpe (the late...
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James W. Simmers

November 4, 2016

James W. Simmers of Florida went home to be with his Lord on Nov. 4 and is in the loving arms of his Savior. He was 45. He graduated from C.R.H.S. In 1989 and C.H.I. He worked for Christian HVAC and Verizon until recently moving to Florida from Pennsburg, PA. He loved the outdoors including fishing, hunting and skiing. He had a great sense of humor and loved and adored his entire family...
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John P. Kelly

November 4, 2016

John Paul Kelly passed away peacefully at home on November 4, 2016 at age 67. Born in Philadelphia, John was the son of Margaret (Johnson) and Peter J. Kelly Sr. He resided in Blue Bell, PA with his beloved wife of 24 years, Theresa M. "Terry" (Picone) Kelly. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Peter J. Kelly Jr. (retired teacher at Abington High School) and his sister Mary...
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James M. Mershon

November 4, 2016

James M. Mershon, 86, of Newtown, PA died on November 4, 2016 at his home with his family by his side. Jim was born in Penns Manor, PA, and lived in Yardley, before settling in Newtown for the past 52 years. A graduate of Fallsington High School, Class of 1947, Jim started James M. Mershon Builder in 1952, and grew it into a successful business building custom homes and commercial properties...
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Fredrick W. Petty

April 1, 1944 - November 3, 2016

Fredrick W. Petty, 72, of Bucks County, PA passed peacefully surrounded by his family, on Thursday, November 3, 2016. Fred was affectionately known as "Wren" and "Poppy" to his family and close friends. Born April 1, 1944 in Trenton, NJ, Fred was the only son of the late William F. and Mary E. Fechter Petty; and brother of the late Carol Ann Petty. Fred attended Trenton Catholic High...
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Kathleen H. Frelin, "Kathy"

February 28, 1948 - November 2, 2016

Kathleen H. Frelin, "Kathy", of East Norriton, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 at Einstein Montgomery Hospital. She was 68. Kathy was born in Youngstown, OH to the late Jane Hill (nee Higgins) on February 28, 1948. She graduated from Temple University in 1987 earning her MBA at Temple University and later retired as a Business Development Manager from SILO. In her free time, she...
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Mary E. Cooney

November 2, 2016

Cooney 
 Mary E. passed away November 2, 2016. Loving wife of the late James F. Jr. Devoted mother of James F. III, Mary Beth, and John J. Cooney. Mom-Mom of Tara(Chris Manley), Devin, and Johnny Cooney. G Mom-Mom of Christianna (Sunny) Manley. Special Cousin to Dennis Colgan. Mary enjoyed cooking, Reading, traveling dancing and especially "Doing for others". Mary was a proud recipient of...
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Caroline S. (Hopkins) Hoyle

November 2, 2016

Caroline S. (nee Hopkins) aged 87 of Pennswood Village, Newtown, PA, passed away surrounded by her loving family November 2, 2016. She was formerly from Kentmore Park, MD and Atco, NJ. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 33 years, Richard W. Hoyle, and a son, Frederic L. Hoyle. Born in Baltimore, MD, she was raised in a loving home by her parents, Hastings B. Hopkins and...
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Gregory F. O'Driscoll

November 1, 2016

O'DRISCOLL Gregory F., Jr. of Philadelphia, died November 1, 2016 at Aria-Torresdale Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. He was 52 years old. Loving son of Gregory F., Sr. and the late Mary Lou (nee Sobon) O'Driscoll. Beloved father of Kylie Ann O'Driscoll. Dear brother of Colleen O'Driscoll- McAllister (Bill Swaim) and Christopher O'Driscoll ( Michele). Family and friends are invited to Greg's...
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William "Jop" Jopling

December 25, 1951 - November 1, 2016

William "Jop" Jopling of Lumberville, PA, formerly of Philadelphia, PA, Johnson, VT and Madison, NJ, passed away on November 1, 2016. He was born in Madison, NJ on December 25, 1951, the son of the late William Reid Jopling Jr. and the late Nancy Jopling Kirby. He attended the University of Vermont, starting a lifetime journey of many interests, most notably his passion for volleyball. An...
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Gwendolyn G. "Gwen" (Drake) Jackson

October 31, 2016

JACKSON Gwendolyn G. "Gwen"(nee Drake), on Oct. 31,2016, age 87. Beloved wife for 68 years to William Stonewall Jackson, III, loving mother of William S. IV, Gary A., Arlene F., Harold N., and Joyce C. Jackson, dear sister of Doris Drake and the late Wilbur and Leslie Drake, sister-in-law of Doris B. Jackson, cherished grandmother and great grandmother to many. Gwen was a member of St....
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Robert P. Hunter

January 26, 1938 - October 31, 2016

Robert P. Hunter of Norristown, passed away peacefully on Monday October 31, 2016 at his home with his loving family by his side. He was 78 years old. Born January 26, 1938 in Spring City, PA, he was the son of the late Robert G. and Mary Elizabeth (nee Schnell) Hunter and the beloved husband of Dorothy (nee Hartman) Hunter with whom he shared 55 years of marriage. Bob was honorably...
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William C. Schoer

November 30, 1930 - October 31, 2016

William C. Schoer, age 86, passed away on October 31, 2016 at Buckingham Valley Nursing Home, Bucks County. He was born November 30, 1930 in Philadelphia, Penna. Son of the late Emil and Clara (Dablesteen) Schoer. After graduating from high school, he joined the United States Marine Corp and served during the Korean War. He moved to Levittown, Penna. and lived in the Langhorne area also. ...
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Judith Beyer Brown

October 30, 2016

Judith Beyer Brown, 73, of Langhorne, PA died on October 30, 2016 at her home with her husband at her side. Judy was born in Utica, NY and raised in Drexel Hill, PA. Prior to moving to Langhorne in 2013, Judy resided in Newtown Borough for 27 years. For several years Judy suffered Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) a very rare neurodegenerative brain disease. Judy a retired Sales...
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Claire A. Tobin

July 26, 1930 - October 30, 2016

Claire A. Tobin, beloved resident of Garden Spot Village in New Holland, PA, died Sunday, October 30, 2016 in the tender care of Laurel View's memory support team. Claire was the daughter of the late Richard and Hazel (Griffiths) Aland and sister of the late Elizabeth J. West and dear great auntie of the late Richard A. West. She was also the beloved aunt of Craig and Sherry West of Upper...
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Tina Joan Rissmiller

January 1, 1945 - October 30, 2016

Tina Joan Rissmiller, a long time resident of Norristown and a former resident of Phoenixville, passed away peacefully on Sunday October 30, 2016. She was 71 years old. Born January 1, 1945 in Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Lawson and Mae Vera (nee Moyer) Rissmiller, the loving and devoted mother of Luke Rissmiller and his wife Georgette, and the sister of the late Jack Rissmiller. ...
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Louis W. Capelli

October 30, 2016

Louis W. Capelli, 96 of Parkland passed away on October 30, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Catherine McGee Capelli. Loving father of David (Barbara), Kenneth (Betty), Louis Capelli and the late Catherine Winn. Grandfather of 6, great grandfather of 3. Dear brother of Dorothy Huntzinger. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his siblings Marie Cole, Margaret Nuttuall and...
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Edward C. Gilmore

October 30, 2016

Edward C. Gilmore, 67, of Tullytown, PA, died on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne. Born in Charleroi, PA, Ed grew up in Fairless Hills, graduating from Pennsbury High School and the Lower Bucks Tech School. He retired after 37 years from Moldamatic in Penndel as a warehouse manager. Ed was a long time member of the Tullytown Fire Co. serving as a former Lieutenant...
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Mae T. Barnett

October 30, 2016

Mae T. Barnett went home to be with the Lord on Sunday October 30, 2016 surrounded by her loving family at the Villa Raffaella Assisted Living Facility. Born in Paisley, Scotland she was the daughter of the late Angus and Jean (MacDonald) Chisholm. Mae worked as a secretary for Edison Manufacturing and worked various jobs in fashion retail. Mae was a member of the Catholic Daughters an avid...
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Martin A. Higgins, Jr.

February 2, 1929 - October 29, 2016

Martin A. Higgins, Jr., of Royersford, passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2016. He was 87. Martin was born on Feb. 2, 1929 to the late Martin A. Higgins, Sr. and Alice Higgins (nee Alphors). He was a proud veteran of the United States Navy. Martin is survived by his four loving children; Kevin Higgins, Barbara Blendy (William), JoAnn Higgins, and Mark Higgins (Cheryl). He also leaves to cherish...
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Elva L. (Frasetto) Clare

October 29, 2016

Elva L. Clare (nee Frasetto), passed away on October 29, 2016, at the age of 76. Beloved wife of the late William "Bud" Clare; loving mother of Susan Lonsdale and Diane Pachucki (Anthony); cherished grandmother of Victoria and Jacquline Pachucki; sister of the late Richard Frasetto (the late Dorothy). She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to Elva's...
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