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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.


Our Obituaries

Christopher M. McMahon

September 17, 2017

Christopher Michael McMahon, 55, of Chester, NJ and formerly of Upper Darby, PA passed away on September 17, 2017. Born in Upper Darby on November 3rd 1961, he was the son of John E. "Jack" and Ruth A. (Stallsmith) McMahon. Christopher was the beloved father of Christopher M. "C.J." McMahon, Jr., Danielle K. McMahon, Meghan T. McMahon, Shannon H. McMahon, and Tristan M. McMahon; devoted...
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Alice I. Berstler

November 7, 1946 - September 16, 2017

Alice I. Berstler (nee Iannelli), age 70, passed away peacefully from years of battling a recurring brain tumor on September 16, 2017 at 9:00 AM. Alice was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Albert and Mary Iannelli (nee Battagliese) and attended Southern High School. She was a wonderful and devoted mother to Robert J. Hoover and David J. Hoover. She loved photography, gardening,...
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Rita Nancy Bailey

August 28, 1932 - September 14, 2017

Rita N. Bailey (nee Rizzo), beloved wife and mother, passed away peacefully at home on September 14, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Rita's chief pride in her life was her large, close-knit family and the immense joy they found in her presence; she will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Rita was predeceased by her husband, Ivan Lloyd Bailey; she is survived by her children Ivan L....
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Jennie Elizabeth Collins

January 17, 1983 - September 12, 2017

Jennie Elizabeth Collins, age 34, passed away on September 12, 2017 at Temple University Medical Center in Philadelphia surrounded by loved ones. Jennie a recent resident of Philadelphia and long- time resident of West Chester, Pennsylvania, was born in Cambridge, MD on January 17, 1983 to parents Paul and Christine Collins. Jennie loved most of all spending time with her daughter Ashlyn....
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Laurence J. "Larry" Colfer, Jr.

September 10, 2017

Laurence John "Larry" Colfer, Jr., born February 15, 1926 died peacefully on September 10, 2017 after 91 years of a full and happy life. His wife, Margarita "Rita" McLaughlin Colfer, predeceased him in 2005. He is survived by his daughter Kimberly of Woodstock Valley, CT, his daughter Laurene of King of Prussia, PA, his son David of Somerville, MA, his son Stephen and wife Lauren (Klotz) of...
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Clare B. Bowersox

April 11, 1944 - September 6, 2017

Clare B. Bowersox (nee Bynum), 73, of West Chester, PA passed away on September 6, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1944, she was the beloved daughter of the late Terrell W. and E. Elizabeth (Warren) Bynum. Clare was a 1966 graduate of West Chester University. She was a teacher in the Unionville-Chadds Ford and Penn Delco School Districts and was a tutor for many years. She was known for...
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James R. "JIM" Cogill

September 5, 1948 - September 5, 2017

James 'Jim' R. Cogill, of Newark, Delaware, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at Penn Presbyterian Hospital on his 69th birthday. Born in that same hospital to Robert and Doris Cogill, Jim was raised in Aldan, PA and lived much of his life in West Chester, PA before moving to Newark in 2004. Preceded in death by his parents Robert and Doris, and brother David. Survived by...
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Francis W. Janssen

August 30, 2017

Francis W. Janssen, 90, of West Chester, PA passed away on August 30, 2017. Born in St. Paul, MN in 1926, he was the son of the late Leo and Elizabeth (nee Loftus) Janssen. Frank worked at Wyeth Laboratories for over 30 years as a biochemist. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy V. (nee Racine) Janssen, with whom he shared 67 years of marriage; loving father of Mark F. Janssen (Cathy)...
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James E. Feeney

August 31, 1935 - August 30, 2017

James "Jim" Feeney of West Chester, formerly of Drexel Hill, passed away peacefully and surrounded in love by his family on August 30. Born on August 31, 1935 and raised in Lansdowne, Jim was the son of the late Joseph and Mary Feeney. He was a graduate of West Philadelphia Catholic High School ('53) and Villanova University ('57), and worked for General Accident Insurance in Center City...
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Thomas P. Amodei, Sr.

August 29, 2017

Thomas P. Amodei, Sr., 85, of West Chester, PA passed away on August 29, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1931, Thomas was the beloved son of the late Giovani and Concetta (Visco) Amodei. He served honorably in the US Army and was the owner of the Red Sombrero Mexican Restaurant in Kennett Square. In 1979 Tom opened the first Carmine's Pizza in Westtown. Thomas was the beloved...
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Deborah Browning Bruns

July 12, 1949 - August 25, 2017

Deborah Browning Bruns, 68, of West Grove, PA, formerly of Princeton, NJ and Strafford, PA, died from complications associated with multiple sclerosis at Twin Pines Nursing Home in Chatham, PA on August 25, 2017. Born in Decatur, IL, she was the daughter of the late Robert Bruce and Gladys (nee Stillman) Bruns. Deborah was a 1967 graduate of Northern Highlands High School, Allendale, NJ and...
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Aloysius L Mussari

August 24, 2017

Aloysius L. "Al", 103, of Broomall, PA on August 24, 2017. Al was a retired Navy veteran who served in WWII and a longtime usher at St. Pius X Church. Beloved husband of the late Mae C. (nee Catalano); loving father of Anthony L. (Florence), Joseph P. (Tina), Mark A. (Peter), and Matthew B. (Mindy); dear grandfather of Laura, Gillian, Laura, Joseph, Heather, Jennifer, and Megan and great...
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Joseph "Mick" Kelly

August 23, 2017

Joseph "Mick" Kelly, 70, of West Chester, PA passed away on August 23, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Eileen A. (nee Poole); loving father of Patrick J. (Brenda) and Brian C. (Lauren); devoted Pop-Pop of Conor, Ryan, and Brayden; dear brother of Joann Erb (Tim). Relatives and friends are invited to his Visitation 9:00-11:00 AM Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at SS Simon & Jude Church, 8...
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Hugh "VINCE" Vincent Nolan

December 17, 1937 - August 21, 2017

Hugh Vincent "Vince" Nolan, 79, of West Chester, PA passed away on August 21, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1937, he was the son of the late Francis Aloysius and Madeline (Letter) Nolan. Vince was a 1955 graduate of St. Joseph's Preparatory School and St. Joseph's University where he obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Business in 1959 and his Master's Degree in Education in 1966. He...
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Patricia A. Zellman

August 21, 2017

Patricia A. Zellman (nee Harley), of West Chester, PA, passed away on August 21, 2017. Beloved wife of the late John J. Zellman, Sr.; loving mother of John J., Jr. (Claudine), Frances P., Christopher L. Zellman and Heather A. Dempsey (Bob); loving grandmother of Aidan and Gavin Dempsey; dear sister of Mary Agnes Troutner and the late James F. Harley; also survived by many nieces and nephews. ...
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Carmen "CARMI" Adams

February 25, 1940 - August 20, 2017

Carmen "Carmi" Wennerberg Adams, 77, of West Chester, Pennsylvania, passed away on August 20, 2017. Born in Los Angeles, and raised mainly in Whittier, California, Carmi was the daughter of the late Carl Herbert and Carmel (Leach) Wennerberg. Carmi was a graduate cum laude of the University of Redlands in California, where she earned her BA, was active in Kappa Delta Epsilon, and was...
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Michael E. Jones

August 19, 2017

Michael E. Jones, 57, of West Chester, PA passed away on August 19, 2017. He was the loving father of Virginia, Jason M., and Anthony J. Jones; dear brother of Patricia A. Schocie, Nancy Woods (the late Martin), Sandy Fair (Charlie), and Jacqueline Meshurle (Mark).
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Rosemary A. Sitkowski

August 3, 1926 - August 13, 2017

Rosemary Sitkowski (nee Auchinleck), 91, passed away peacefully on August 13, 2017 while surrounded by family members at Bellingham Senior Living in West Chester, PA. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Auchinleck (nee Caffrey). Rosemary was the beloved former wife of the late Matthew J. Sitkowski and loving mother of the late Janice Sitkowski of West...
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Cynthia P. Johnson

March 1, 1938 - August 10, 2017

Cynthia P. Johnson (nee Pilot), 79, of West Chester, PA, formerly of Wildwood, NJ passed away on August 10, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Cynthia was the beloved daughter of the late Milton and Grace M. (Robinson) Pilot, Sr. She was the beloved wife of James C. Johnson; loving mother of Cindy A. Doster (Brian), Steven Johnson and the late James C. Johnson, Jr.; devoted grandmother of...
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Yu Yang

October 26, 1941 - August 9, 2017

Yu Yang, 75, of West Chester, PA passed away on August 9, 2017. Born in 1941 in Tianjin, China, Yu was the daughter of the late Gengxuan Yang and Xiuhe Cao. Yu worked as a teacher. She was the loving mother of Xuan Yin (Yu Qiao) and Jie Yin (Li Shen) and loving grandmother of Raymond Qiao. A private family last viewing will be on 1:00-2:00 PM Sunday, August 13, 2017 at The Donohue...
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Eleanor B. "Jill" Blanton

January 12, 1922 - August 5, 2017

Eleanor B. "Jill" Blanton (nee Duffey), age 95, of West Chester, PA passed away on August 5, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the daughter of the late John and Mae (nee Heverin) Duffey. Eleanor was the beloved wife for 66 years of the late Robert S. Blanton; loving mother of Jeffrey (Debbie), Warren (Debbie) and Peter (Penny); loving grandmother of 6 grandchildren and 3 great...
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James F. "Jim" Hale, Sr.

March 9, 1932 - August 4, 2017

JAMES F. "JIM" HALE, SR., 85, of Newtown Square, PA and formerly of Manoa, PA passed away on August 4, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1932, he was the son of the late John J. and Mary L. (McGinnis) Hale. He served honorably in the US Army from 1952-1954 during the Korean War. James was a 1950 graduate of St. James High School, where he played Baseball. He was an active member of...
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Margaret L. "Peg" Holland

July 31, 2017

Margaret L. "Peg" Holland, 89, of Paoli, PA and Stone Harbor, NJ passed away on July 31, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late William J. Holland; loving mother of Molly Doyle , Nancy H. Logan (Robert), and John Holland (Mary Jane); loving grandmother of 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; dear sister of Anthony F. Thomas and the late George L. Thomas. Relatives and friends are...
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Sally L. Capozzi (nee Capozzoli)

July 31, 2017

Sally L. Capozzi (nee Capozzoli), 92, of Glen Mills, PA passed away on July 31, 2017. Born in Philadelphia in 1924, she was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Loisella (nee D'Alessandro). Sally enjoyed cooking, sewing, traveling within the United States, and being a member of the Maris Grove Blanket Club. She loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great...
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Noel P. Granzow

December 10, 1935 - July 28, 2017

Noel P. Granzow, 81, of West Chester, PA, formerly of Upper Darby, PA and Arizona passed away on July 28, 2017. Born in Upper Darby, PA in 1935, he was the beloved son of the late Karl L. and Hellen Walton (Fish) Granzow. He was a graduate of West Chester State College and worked for the US Government in Planning Management for the Department of the Interior. He enjoyed hiking, camping...
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James F. Monagle

October 17, 1960 - July 23, 2017

James F. Monagle, 56, of West Chester, Pa and formerly of Yeadon, PA passed away peacefully with his brothers by his side on July 23, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with Lung Cancer. Jim was born on October 17,1960 in Philadelphia, PA. He was the youngest son of the late Joseph T. and Marie F. (Breslin) Monagle, Sr. He grew up in Yeadon, Pa and was a graduate of Monsignor Bonner High...
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John R. "Jack" Robertson

December 28, 1925 - July 21, 2017

John R. "Jack" Robertson, 91, of West Chester, PA passed away on July 21, 2017. Born in 1925 in Glasgow, Scotland, Jack was the son of the late James and Jessie (Russell) Robertson. He was a Chemist and an Associate of the Royal Institute of Chemistry and the Plastics Institute in the United Kingdom. Jack was an avid if not accomplished golfer, who also liked sailing, hiking in the...
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Helge Liane Gunther, Ph.D

July 27, 1928 - July 21, 2017

Helge Liane Gunther, Ph. D. (nee Hoffmann), on July 21, 2017 of Westtown, PA. Loving wife of Wolfgang Gunther. Mother of Rita Gunther McGrath (John) and Bernard Gunther (Jan). Grandmother of Matthew and Anne McGrath and Maximilian and Zachary Gunther. Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation Friday July 28, 2017, from 7:00– 9:00 PM and Saturday 9 :00 – 11:00 AM , followed...
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Patricia A. Cilluffo, M.D.

May 22, 1940 - July 18, 2017

Patricia A. Cilluffo, MD (nee Maishock), 77, of Glen Mills, PA, formerly of Dix Hills, NY and Estero, FL passed away on July 18, 2017. Born in Ashland, PA in 1940, she was the daughter of the late Adam and Rose (nee Varano) Maishock.  From Ashland, Pat moved to Chitnango, New York, where she helped her father build their house.  The daughter of a coal miner and hairdresser, Patricia went on...
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Robert J. "RJ" Taylor

March 23, 1936 - July 17, 2017

Robert J. "RJ" Taylor, Sr., 81, of Honey Brook, PA passed away on July 17, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1936, he was the son of the late William and Mabel (Barlow) Taylor. He served proudly in the US Air Force and worked in sales for IBM. He was the loving husband for 60 years of Irene B. (Burtch) Taylor; loving father of Robert J. Taylor, Jr. (the late Maryanne Canavan-Taylor) and...
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H. Richard Graul

July 15, 2017

H. Richard Graul, 83, passed peacefully in his sleep July, 15th, 2017 at home. He is the Son of Havard Hoops Graul and Elizabeth Hall Graul. Survived by his wife Mary B. Graul, his 3 daughters, Barbara Eleanor Potter, Susan Ruth Pollock, Linda Jean Engle, children of Eleanor Wright Graul & his 2 sons H. Richard, Jr. and William John, 9 grandchildren and was blessed with great grandchildren,...
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Jo-Zetta F. Shawl

September 14, 1957 - July 15, 2017

Jo-Zetta F. Shawl, age 59, of Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, passed away on July 15, 2017 after a brief illness. She is survived by her mother, Juanita Davis, of Folsom, Pennsylvania, loving husband, Timothy Shawl, MD, and son, Nicholas Shawl of Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, grandmother Sylvia Cox of Gretna, Virginia, her loving nephews Dan and Alex Fitzgerald, and step-brother Warren Davis. She...
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Lucille J. (nee Michel) Barnes

May 13, 1927 - July 12, 2017

Lucille J. Barnes (nee Michel), 90, of West Chester, PA passed away on July 12, 2017. Born in Goshen, IN in 1927, she was the daughter of the late Anthony H. and Esther (nee Hoffman) Michel. Lucille was the beloved wife of the late Robert Barnes; loving mother of Deborah Jean Barnes Feldser (Michael) and the late John Robert Barnes (Paula); devoted grandmother of David Feldser, Mark Feldser...
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Nicole Ann Schneider Bomberger

July 7, 2017

Nicole Ann Schneider Bomberger, age 38, of Mount Joy, PA, passed into the arms of Jesus on Friday, July 7, 2017 at Hospice & Community Care in Mount Joy following a courageous battle with metastatic breast cancer. Born and raised in Sharon Hill, Nicole enjoyed playing various sports for Holy Spirit CYO, Sharon Hill Athletic Association, and the Sharon Hill Swim Club. For many years, Nicole...
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Rita M. Gahagan (nee Boland)

June 26, 2017

Rita M. Gahagan (nee Boland), 89, of Exton, PA passed away on June 26, 2017. Born in Philadelphia in 1928, she was the beloved daughter of the late James and Mary (nee Cooney) Boland. Rita graduated from Notre Dame Academy, Villanova in 1946 and attended Pierce Business School, Philadelphia. She then worked at WayneCo Enterprises in the late 1980's after her mother passed away. Rita was...
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Earle F. Brown

June 23, 2017

Earle F. W. Brown, 91, of West Chester, PA, formerly of Media passed away on June 23, 2017. Born in 1926, in Southampton, England, Earle was the son of Francis Henry Edward Brown and Alice (Lewsey) Brown, both deceased. He worked as an Aeronautical Engineer at Boeing in Ridley Park, PA for 27 years from 1960-1987. Earle was a resident of Wellington Hall, Hershey's Mill in Chester County...
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Frank L. Casey

September 22, 1947 - June 22, 2017

Frank L. Casey, 69, of West Chester, PA passed away on June 22, 2017. Born in Wilkes-Barre, PA, he was the son of the late Frank J. and Marian (May) Casey. Frank received his BS degree from King's College and his MBA from St. Joseph's University. After working in Trust Departments for several years, he opened his own office, Comprehensive Plans Management in 1984. Frank was the head...
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John J. Kane

March 19, 1928 - June 20, 2017

John J. Kane, 89, formerly of West Chester, PA passed away on June 20, 2017. He was the beloved husband for 65 years of Dolores E. (Murphy) Kane; loving father of Patricia Arnold (James), Michael Kane (Amy), Mary Jo Massicotte (Daniel) and the late Bernadette Kane; adoring grandfather of Patricia Commale (Sam), Kathleen Weinstock (TJ), Sean Kane (Cristin), Michael Massicotte (Jill), Christina...
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Daniel Kyle Wepryk

June 19, 2017

Daniel Kyle Wepryk, 22, of Downingtown, PA passed away on June 19, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1995, he was the beloved son of Jennifer K. (nee Oakley) and Giacomo J. DeCola, Jr. and Daniel Sean Wepryk. Daniel was a graduate of Downingtown East High School. He enjoyed fishing, going to the beach, and playing lacrosse. Daniel was an avid Flyers fan and his favorite band was Florida...
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Mary Frances Moore

June 16, 2017

Mary Frances Moore, 71, passed away on June 16, 2017, of West Chester, PA and formerly of Darby, PA. She was the beloved wife of James R. Moore; loving mother of James R. Moore Jr. (Dawn) of West Chester, PA. and David R. Moore (Katherine) of Glenmoore, PA, and Kelli Moore Konrad (Herb) of Mount Royal, NJ.; devoted grandmother of Mackenzie, Samantha, Sophia, Sloane, Adeline and Jack; and dear...
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James J. Byrne

June 14, 2017

James Joseph Byrne, 83, of West Chester, PA passed away on June 14, 2017. He was he beloved husband of the late Helen Rose (née Springer) Byrne; loving father of Kate Murphy (Michael), James Byrne (Sherri), Beth Ann Ameche (Michael), the late Mary Brophy (the late Kevin), and the late Kevin J. Byrne; devoted grandfather of Marlo, Shaena, Matthew, Patrick, Shannon, Serafina and Christopher;...
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Janet Louise Hill

June 14, 2017

Janet Louise Hill of Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, passed away after a short illness on June 14, 2017. Born in 1946 in Philadelphia, PA she attended Lansdowne-Aldan High School and Lebanon Valley College. While in college she started as a counselor at Camp Songadeewin on Lake Willoughby in northern Vermont, a summer job that became a focus of her life and continued until the camp closed in...
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Robert G. Fithian

June 13, 2017

Robert G. Fithian, of Pottstown, PA passed away on June 13, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Margaret M. (nee Kirby) Fithian; loving father of Marie T. Fithian-Dever, Robert T. Fithian (Peggy), and Maggie M. Fithian; devoted grandfather of Robert J. and Laura M. Fithian; adoring great-grandfather of Robert A., Juliette, and Alexander; dear brother of Doris Morris. Relatives and friends...
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Georgetta F. "Georgie" McAleer

June 7, 2017

Georgetta F. "Georgie" McAleer (nee Pastor), 86, of San Diego, CA and formerly of Hershey's Mill and longtime resident of Drexel Park, PA passed away on June 7, 2017. Georgie was the beloved wife for 59 years of the late David J. McAleer, M.D.; loving mother of David P. McAleer (Mary) of Honolulu, HI, Michael J. McAleer (Elaine) of Muncy, PA, Irene M. McAleer, M.D. of Newport Beach, CA, Kathie...
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William D. Vanderwerff

June 5, 2017

Dr. William D. Vanderwerff, 87, of West Chester, PA passed away on June 5, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1929, William was the son of the late William and Ethel (Longenecker) Vanderwerff. He attended William B. Hanna Elementary School and Shoemaker Junior High School in Philadelphia. Following a family move to Mt. Ephraim, NJ, he attended Mt. Ephraim Elementary and Audubon High School. ...
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Leo E. MacEntee III

June 4, 2017

Leo E. MacEntee, III, 59, of Willow Street, Pa, formerly of West Chester, Pa passed away on June, 4 2017. Born in Philadelphia, Pa in 1958, he was the beloved son of Jacqueline (nee O'Brien) MacEntee and the late Leo E. MacEntee, Jr. He graduated from Malvern Preparatory School and was employed at Exelon Nuclear for 38 years. Leo was very proud of his Irish heritage and traveled the world,...
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Jeanne A. Datz

October 4, 1929 - June 3, 2017

Jeanne A. Datz, age 87, of West Chester, PA and formerly of Rockville Centre, NY entered eternal life on Saturday, June 3, 2017. She was born in Queens, NY, daughter of the late Charles Nicholas and Anne Gleeson Aicher. Her spirit is carried on by her three children, six grandchildren, two great grandchildren, two siblings, and an extended family of relatives and friends from every walk of...
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Bradley M. Thompson

June 2, 2017

Bradley Michael Thompson passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017 at the age of 24. He was born in Media, PA to parents Alan Thompson and Jayne (Finnie) Thompson. He was raised in West Chester, PA and resided in Malvern, PA with his younger sisters, Audrey, 18, and Kelly, 21. He is survived by his parents, sisters, and two dogs, Lylah and Cody. Brad has an extensive family who loved him abundantly,...
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Leonard W. McClain

May 25, 2017

Leonard W. McClain, 91, of East Goshen, PA passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Born in Upper Darby, PA, he was the son of the late Leonard and Enmine (nee Fogasty) McClain. Leonard was the husband of the late Eleanor R. (nee Carr) McClain; father of Leonard M. McClain; also survived by cousins Eugene Fogarty and Joseph Carr and his dear friend Robin Lloyd of West Goshen, PA. He served...
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Michael F. Glacken, MD

May 17, 2017

Dr. Glacken had been diagnosed Feb. 17 with an aggressive form of the disease, but was determined to fit in a long-planned trip to Disney World with his wife, daughter, and grandson, said his sister, Maureen Smith-Hartman. When he had to be hospitalized, other close family members quickly booked a flight to Florida and were at his bedside when he died, his sister said. For 33 years, Dr....
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Donato D. Mecca

January 7, 1934 - May 16, 2017

Dr. Donato D. Mecca, of Willistown, Pa., passed away on Monday, May 16, 2017 at the age of 83. He was a well-respected ophthalmologist in Scranton and the son of Dr. and Mrs. Donato D. Mecca, Sr. of Dunmore. Donato was a 1951 graduate of Dunmore High School, where he was valedictorian and science award winner. He was salutatorian of the 1955 class of the University of Scranton and was listed...
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Edwin J. "Ed" Carlin, Jr.

May 14, 2017

Edwin J., Jr. "Ed" Carlin, 80, formerly of Downingtown, PA passed away on May 14, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Bernice Carlin (nee Maiocco); loving brother of Joseph and John Carlin; dear uncle of Joseph, Larry, and Eddie Carlin; also survived by 4 step-children, 6 step-grandchildren, 5 step-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to his...
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Angela G. Esposito

May 10, 2017

Angela was born on May 28, 1922. She was the daughter of Carmelo and Matilda Gangemi and was predeceased by her three siblings, Anthony, Carmelo, and Frances. She grew up in South Philadelphia and graduated from the high school there. In 1945 Angela married Joseph D. Esposito and they had four children: Joseph (Nancy), Anita Rauch (Richard), Robert D. (Suzanne), and David R. Angela was also...
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Blanche Ostrom (nee Brodeur)

May 9, 2017

Blanche Ostrom (nee Brodeur), 92, of West Chester, PA and formerly of Naugatuck, CT, passed away on May 9, 2017. She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Ostrom and her brother, Raymond Brodeur. Blanche is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Brecker and son-in-law, Alec Brecker; grandchildren, Tommy and Sam; nieces and nephews, Raymond Brodeur (Angela), Jimmy Brodeur (the late Carolyn) and...
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Raymond J. Wilson

May 8, 2017

Raymond J. Wilson of West Chester, 92, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 8, 2017. He was the beloved husband of the late Virginia L. (nee Lockbaum) Wilson and the late Louella E. (nee Dawson) Wilson. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Henry L. Wilson and Bertha G. (nee Bender) Wilson. He was a graduate of Upper Darby High School, worked in Publishing until realizing his...
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Evelyn Louise Hutchinson

November 25, 1926 - May 7, 2017

Evelyn Louise Hutchinson (nee McCormick), 90, of Bryn Mawr, PA passed away on May 7, 2017. Born in Alton, IL, Evelyn was the daughter of the late Jack and Maurine (Gahagan) McCormick. She worked as a design architect and studied at the Illinois Institute of Design, where she studied under Buckminster Fuller. She was also the assistant Director of the Institute of Gerontology at the...
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Eleanore O. Dower

May 29, 1922 - May 6, 2017

Eleanore O. Dower, 94, of Newtown Square and formerly of Havertown, PA passed away peacefully on May 6, 2017 at Riddle Hospital. Eleanore was born on May 29, 1922 in Bethlehem to James D. and Elizabeth O. (Dunston) Dower. She grew up with her four brothers and two sisters in Mohnton before moving to Catasauqua with her Uncle Thomas and Aunt Helen Miles in 1932. She graduated from...
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Alexander Bud Mattern

July 9, 1948 - May 5, 2017

Alexander Mattern, 68, of Coatesville, passed away on May 5, 2017. Born in Camden, NJ he was the son of the late Dr. Alexander W. and Bernice (nee Huntington) Mattern. He was a Vice President in the banking industry. Alexander is survived by his loving wife Elizabeth (nee O'Malley), his children Alex E. (Jen) Mattern and Beth C. (Brian) McVeigh. He is also survived by his...
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John James O'Malley

December 18, 1964 - May 3, 2017

One of Heaven's Very Special Children, John James O'Malley, 52, of East Goshen, PA, unexpectedly went home to the Lord on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. John was born deaf and blind and attended Overbrook school for the Blind in Philadelphia. He taught all who knew him how to appreciate life. He especially loved going to Wawa for a ginger ale. John was loved, adored and cared for his entire life...
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Dennis M. Egan, Sr.

May 3, 2017

Dennis M. Egan, Sr., 65, of West Chester, PA passed away on May 3, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Edith M. (McDonnell) Egan; loving father of Dennis M. Egan, Jr. (Marla), John T. Egan, Kaitlin E. Pellegrini (Kevin) and Brian P. Egan (fiancé, Shaun); adoring grandfather of Avery, Addison, Blaise, Ryder, Dylan, Jameson, Quinn and Shea; dear brother of Edward F. Egan, John T. Egan (Susan)...
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Suhail Khader Tarazi

May 1, 2017

Mr. Suhail Khader Tarazi, of West Chester, PA passed away on May 1, 2017. He was the son of the late Khader and Malvina (Madbak) Tarazi. He was the husband of Leila (Aranki) Tarazi; father of Samar, wife of Yacub El-Tawil, Rana, wife of Maher Dabbagh and Maher Tarazi and his wife; and grandfather of 12 grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Service 1:00 PM Sunday...
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John Joseph "JACK" Tegler

May 18, 1944 - April 29, 2017

John Joseph "Jack" Tegler, 72, of Springfield, PA passed away on April 29, 2017. Born in 1944, in Philadelphia, Jack was the son of the late Albert W. and Louise M. (Sharkey) Tegler, Sr. He was a 1958 graduate of St. Andrew's School, Drexel Hill, 1962 graduate of St. Joe's Prep and a 1966 graduate of St. Joseph's College. Jack was a successful salesman for The Gilbertson Group, a...
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John E. Coleburn

April 29, 2017

John E. Coleburn, 71, of West Chester, PA passed away on April 29, 2017. Born in Stockton, MD in 1945, John was the son of the late Edward and Evelyn (Nock) Coleburn. He worked as a Splicer Technician for Verizon Telephone. John was passionate about Model Trains and was a long time member of the Schuylkill Valley Model Railroad Club in Phoenixville, PA. He was also a member of the...
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Lorne C. Burk

April 14, 1944 - April 28, 2017

Lorne C. Burk, 73, of Harleysville, PA passed away on April 28, 2017. Born in 1944, he was the son of the late Lorne H. and Virginia A. (Wilson) Burk. Lorne was born and raised in Red Lion, Pa and graduated from Millersville University. He spent his career working in the Textile Industry. He was an avid dog lover and his two dogs brought him great joy to his life. He was the loving...
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Joseph P. Amato

March 19, 1923 - April 27, 2017

Joseph P. Amato, age 94, of West Chester, PA passed away peacefully, amidst his family on April 27, 2017, after a short stay at Park Lane Rehab in West Chester, PA. Born in 1923, in Grammichele, a small town in Sicily, Italy, "Uncle Joe" was the son of Salvatore and Maria Amato. He came to the United States at the age of 12. He graduated St. John University in 1946 and worked for E.R....
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Patricia Ann Sullivan

April 26, 2017

Patricia A. Sullivan (nee Desmond), age 88, of Hershey's Mill, West Chester, PA, passed peacefully in the comfort of her own home with her family by her side. Pat is survived by her devoted husband Frank, of 67 years and their four children; Patti, Kathi (Xavier Vargas), Frankie (Karyl) and Marybeth (Rick Rose). Pat and Frank have nine wonderful grandchildren; Trish (Allan Law), Jimmy ...
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Solita R. Hanna

March 7, 1927 - April 26, 2017

Solita R. Hanna (nee Muruaga), 90, of West Chester, PA (formerly for Garden City, NY) passed away on April 26, 2017. Born in Brooklyn, NY in 1927, she was the daughter of the late Julian and Soledad (nee Alvarez) Muruaga. Solita was the loving mother of Theresa Vassalotti (Gregory), John J. Hanna, Elizabeth Hanna-Train (William), Solita M. Hanna (Mie Jensen), and the late Maureen Hanna;...
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Donald J. "Don" Roberts

August 29, 1929 - April 23, 2017

Donald J. "Don" Roberts, age 87, died on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Neighborhood Hospice, a loving and caring community in West Chester, PA. While there, Don was surrounded by many family members, friends, and a variety of incredible staff of the hospice. Other family members and a multitude of friends were there in spirit and prayer. Don was born and raised in Woodside, NY. Immediate family...
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Mary Ann Campanella

April 15, 2017

Mary Ann Campanella (nee Sherry), 70, of West Chester, PA peacefully passed away on April 15, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1947, Mary Ann was the beloved wife of Sebastian "Sonny" Campanella with whom she shared 22 years of marriage; the dedicated daughter of Margaret Mary (nee Keating) Sherry and the late Vincent B. Sherry; loving mother of Meg Taft (David), Duke Gleeson, and Ann Gleeson...
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Norine Jarrett

November 14, 1927 - April 14, 2017

Norine Jarrett (née McHugh), 89, of Newtown Square, PA passed away on April 14, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1927, Norine was the beloved daughter of the late John and Katherine (née Nickels) McHugh. She was the business owner of a Children's Clothing Store in Newtown Square, PA. She was the beloved wife of the late George J. Jarrett, Jr.; loving mother of Norine Kapalka (Bob)...
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Geraldine Glaw Mirshak

April 11, 2017

Geraldine Glaw Mirshak, 84, of Chadds Ford, PA formerly of North Augusta, SC, passed away on April 11, 2017. Daughter of the late Clarence Joseph and Rose Koss Glaw, she was reared in Downer's Grove, Il. A 32 year resident of Chadds Ford, Gerry was and remained active in numerous church, civic and charitable organizations. She was a guide at the Brandywine River Museum, a Eucharistic...
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Marie T. Dengler

April 21, 1944 - April 10, 2017

Marie T. Dengler (nee Maguire), 72, of Newtown Square, passed away on April 10, 2017. She was the beloved wife of James J. Dengler; loving mother of James Dengler (Karla ), Darlene Laird (Butch), Mark Dengler (Tracey), and Kevin Dengler (Danielle); dear sister of the late William Maguire, Sr. (Fran) and Peg Gallagher (the late Dan); also survived by 11 grandchildren. Marie loved spending...
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Estelle L. Clark

January 8, 1929 - April 9, 2017

Estelle L. Clark (nee Thompson), 88, of West Chester, PA, on April 9, 2017. Born in Willow Grove, PA in 1929, Estelle was the daughter of the late Thomas and Emma Mae (nee Drunkenmiller) Thompson. She worked for the Springfield School District for over 15 years performing various jobs within the district. When Estelle retired, she enjoyed gardening, baking, traveling, sewing, doing...
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Howard J. Farling

July 1, 1922 - April 6, 2017

Howard J. Farling, 94, of West Chester, PA and formerly of Port St. Lucie, FL passed away on April 6, 2017. Born in Indiana, PA in 1922, Howard was the son of the late Alfred and Margaret (Deegan) Farling. He served proudly in the US Army Air Corps during World War II and was a businessman and owner of Computer Graphics, Inc. Howard was an avid golfer and enjoyed fishing, hunting, coin...
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Benjamin Franklin Vilbert

April 6, 2017

Mr. Benjamin Franklin Vilbert, a 50 year resident of West Chester, PA, died Thursday, 6 April, of natural causes. He was 91. Born in Overland, MO in 1925, he was the son of the late Mary E. "Mae" (O'Brien) and Benjamin Franklin Vilbert. He was predeceased by his wife of 70 years, Muriel Ann (Robison) Vilbert and is survived by his five children, 12 grandchildren, and four great...
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Matthew William Scholz

April 27, 1984 - April 6, 2017

Matthew William Scholz, 32, of West Chester, PA and formerly of Newark, DE passed away on April 6, 2017. Born in Huntington Beach, CA, he was the beloved son of Donald F. and Kathleen M. (Fischer) Scholz. He was the loving brother of David G. Scholz and is also survived by nine aunts and uncles, and nine cousins. Matt lived a good part of his childhood in southern California, where he loved...
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Sheila M. Shannon

April 6, 2017

Sheila M. Shannon (nee McHugh), 84, of West Chester, PA passed away on April 6, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1932, she was the daughter of the late Manus and Ella (nee Randolph) McHugh. Sheila enjoyed playing golf and bridge, as well as watching her grandchildren's sporting events. Shelia was the beloved wife of the late Francis W. Shannon; loving mother of Francis P. Shannon (Mary),...
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Joseph G. Brand, Jr.

April 2, 2017

Joseph Gilbert Brand, Jr., 96, of Manlius, NY formerly of Lebanon, PA, and of Denver, PA, passed away on April 2, 2017. Born in Lebanon in 1920, he was the son of the late Ethel (nee Rex) and Joseph G. Brand, Sr. Joseph served honorably in the US Navy during WWII. He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Manlius, NY. Joseph enjoyed traveling and spending time with his...
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Lynne M. Reilly

August 16, 1952 - April 2, 2017

Lynne M. Reilly (nee Durso), 64, of West Chester, formerly of Glenview, IL passed away on April 2, 2017. Born in Evanston, IL she was the daughter of the late August James, Sr. MD and Evelyn (nee Kimball) Durso. Lynne was well loved and respected. She worked at Chester County Hospital from 1988 to 2017, beginning as a staff nurse and eventually earning her Master's degree and becoming a...
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Virginia M. "Ginny" Dunn

March 30, 2017

Virginia M. "Ginny" Dunn (nee Halleran), 79, of West Chester, PA, formerly of Long Island, NY, passed away on March 30, 2017. Ginny graduated from the Bellevue School of Nursing. She loved her job as the Director of Nursing at St. John Vianney Center in Downingtown, PA. Ginny was a proud Irishwoman and was very fond of her dogs. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great...
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James Stephen Preston

August 19, 1989 - March 28, 2017

James Stephen Preston, 27, of Lincoln University, PA passed away on March 28, 2017. Born in Delaware County, PA in 1989, he was the beloved son of Joseph Stephen Preston and Karen J. Terry. He is also survived by his brothers Thomas William Preston of Lincoln University, PA and Jason Michael Preston of Lincoln University; and step-brother, Kieran Joseph Clossey of Lincoln University, PA. ...
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Dana James Tauber

November 18, 1947 - March 27, 2017

Dana James Tauber, 69, of West Chester, PA formerly of Dover, NJ passed away on March 27, 2017. Born in Morristown, NJ in 1947, he was the son of the late Alfred and Virginia (nee Riker) Tauber. Dana was the beloved husband of Pilar (nee Cobo) Tauber; loving father of Erica Stott (Craig), Jessica Tauber, and Brian Calixto Tauber; dear brother of Douglas Tauber and Dennis Tauber (Maria...
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James E. Brophy, Sr.

March 26, 2017

James E. Brophy, Sr., of Spring City, PA formerly of Broomall, PA passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 26, 2017. Born in Philadelphia in 1934, he was the son of the late Thomas F., Sr. and Leona (nee Brennan) Brophy. Jim was preceded in death by his wife Mary Ann (nee Tinneny); loving father of James E. Brophy, Jr. and his wife Celeste of Malvern, Sharon B. Paoli and her husband Raymond...
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Therese M. Pattinson (nee McGillian)

August 17, 1962 - March 25, 2017

Therese M. Pattinson (nee McGillian), 54, of West Chester, PA passed away on March 25, 2017. Born in 1962 in Darby, PA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Cargan) McGillian. Therese was a second grade school teacher at St. Irenaeus, Archdiocese of Philadelphia for 10 years. She retired to become a full time mother to her dear children. She was an avid Eagles fan and...
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Noel G. Kelly

December 19, 1934 - March 23, 2017

Noel G. Kelly (nee O'Connor), age 82, formerly of Havertown, PA passed away on March 23, 2017. Beloved wife of William A. Kelly; loving mother of Carol A. McCarry (James), William A. Kelly (Susan), Maureen Kelly, and Christopher F. Kelly; devoted grandmother of James, Joseph, William, Colleen, Breanna, and Patrick; caring great-grandmother of Grace and Sarah; dear sister of Elaine Doyle and...
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Harry A. Taylor

July 30, 1928 - March 22, 2017

Harry A. Taylor, 88, of West Chester, passed away on March 22, 2017. Born in Akron, Ohio he was the son of the late Harry A. Sr., and Wilma, nee Styles, Taylor. He was employed as a mail carrier with the United States Postal Service. Harry enjoyed horse racing and was a big fan of the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds. Harry is survived by his loving wife Elizabeth, nee Nicholson...
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Robert L. Marcellus

March 18, 2017

Robert L. Marcellus, 89, of West Chester, PA passed away on March 18, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1927, he was the son of the late Giancinto (Jesse) and Edith (nee Buckley) Marcellus. Bob was a veteran of the US Army; serving honorably in WWII. He was a union carpenter for 50 years. Bob enjoyed hunting and was a member of the Mountain Spot Hunting Club. He was the beloved husband of...
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Michael R. Hagan

May 21, 1954 - March 16, 2017

Michael Robert Hagan, 62, of West Chester, PA, formerly of Glenolden, PA died on March 16, 2017. Born in Philadelphia in 1954, Michael was the son of Marie (nee Mitchell) and John J. Hagan, Jr., both deceased. He was also predeceased by his sister Kassie DiGiorgio Vannoy and brother, Dennis W. Hagan. He is survived by his wife, Anne Marie (nee Carroll), daughter Kerri, son Sean, brothers Jack ...
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Margaret Ann Rayne Lynch

March 16, 2017

Margaret Ann Rayne Lynch, age 90, of Havertown, PA passed away on March 16, 2017. She was born on May 25, 1926 in Bishopville, MD and was the daughter of the late Paul Collins Rayne and Margaret Johnson (Powell) Rayne. Margaret (Peggy) grew up in Bishopville MD which she always considered her home. When she married she moved to Havertown, PA where she lived until her death. She worked as...
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Nancy K. Welte (nee King)

July 7, 1924 - March 14, 2017

Nancy K. Welte (nee King), 92, of Upper Chichester, PA passed away peacefully on March 14, 2017. Born in Danville VA, raised in Leaksville NC. She was the daughter of William and Elsie (Brown) King. Nancy was the beloved wife of the late Henry E. Welte; loving mother of Brian Jeffrey Welte (Yvonne Higgins) , JoAnne W. Lee (David) and William Welte (Janet Killian-Welte); loving grandmother...
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Karen A. Bove (nee Maginnis)

March 14, 2017

Karen A. Bove (nee Maginnis), 66, of West Chester, PA passed away on March 14, 2017. Born in Darby, PA in 1950, she was the daughter of the late Edwin W. and Frances A. (nee McCready) Maginnis). Karen was the beloved wife of James L. Bove; loving mother of Michelle M. Barbacane and Gina M. Mehigan (Dennis); devoted grandmother of Lexie, Colin, Shane, Connor, Tyler, Ryan, and Kelsey; dear...
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Charles John Wilkinson, Jr.

March 13, 2017

Charles John Wilkinson, Jr., 87, of West Chester, PA passed away on March 13, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1929, he was the son of the late Julia (nee Carney) and Charles John Wilkinson, Sr. Charles received his Master's Degree from Temple University and worked as an art teacher. He was a great athlete and an amazing artist. Charles enjoyed fishing, trips to Ocean City, NJ, and flying...
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Kathryn "Kay" Mecca (nee Lonergan)

September 25, 1936 - March 11, 2017

Kathryn "Kay" Mecca, of Scranton, Pa., passed away after a brief illness on March 11, 2017 in West Chester, Pa. at the age of 80. She was the daughter of Robert P. and Marguerite Murray Lonergan. Kay graduated from St. Patrick's School in Olyphant ('54) and Marywood College in Scranton ('58). She was employed as a medical social worker and an elementary school teacher. She married...
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Marilyn A. Wunderlich (nee Schorpp)

March 27, 1936 - March 9, 2017

Marilyn A. Wunderlich (nee Schorpp), 80, of West Chester, PA passed away on March 9, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1936, she was the daughter of the late Louis J. and Louisa (nee Fehn) Schorpp. Marilyn was the loving mother of Marie Evans, Francis Wunderlich (Tammy), Leo Wunderlich (Cecelia), James Wunderlich (Kimberly), and Cecilia Davidson (Barry); dear sister of Joseph Schorpp; also...
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Mary E. Faunce

March 7, 2017

Mary Elizabeth Faunce (nee Barnett), 94, of West Chester, PA passed away on March 7, 2017. Born in Philadelphia in 1923, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (nee Bear) Barnett. Mary volunteered at Bryn Mawr Rehab and SS Simon & Jude Parish. Mary was the beloved wife of the late Franklyn R. Faunce; loving mother of Mary Donnelly (Bernie), Patricia Smith (Don), and Virginia...
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Paul A. Geary, Jr.

March 5, 2017

Paul A. "Bob" Geary, Jr., age 73, of Chadds Ford, PA, passed away peacefully on March 5, 2017. Beloved husband of 52 years of Ann Marie Geary (nee ColDepietro), devoted father of Paul III (Kathryn), Sean (Akemi), Ann Marie Pinola (Richard), Brenda Geary-Deitz (Tom), Janice Prodoehl (John) and Brendan (Jasmine); dear brother of Mark Geary and Monica Simpson; also survived by 12 grandchildren. ...
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Phyllis Louise Baker

March 1, 2017

Phyllis Louise Baker (nee Householder), 93, of Newtown Square, PA passed away on March 1, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Franklin W. Baker, Jr.; loving mother of Barbara J. Baker and Betsy B. Young (Douglas); also survived by 2 grandchildren Jeffrey (Lindsay) and Kevin (Catherine); and 3 great-grandchildren Jack, Jaymes, and Ava Grace. Relatives and friends are invited to her...
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Theodore George Alteneder, Jr.

May 17, 1923 - February 28, 2017

Theodore George Alteneder, Jr., 93, passed away on February 28, 2017. Born in Cheltenham, PA in 1923, he was the son of the late Theodore George Alteneder, Sr. and Ethel Louis (Brooks) Alteneder He was formerly of Hatboro, PA, where he raised his family. He attended Friends' Central School through 8th grade, was a graduate of Westtown School in 1941 and a 1951 graduate of Lehigh...
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Edward Charles Weed, Sr.

February 26, 2017

Edward Charles Weed, Sr., of Exton, PA, formerly of West Chester, PA passed away on February 26, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Dolores A. (nee Studnicky) Weed; loving father of Marte Trombetta (Ken), Joanne McShalley (Frank), Colleen Scallion (Mark), Ed Weed, Jr. (Debi), and Rob Weed; also survived by 14 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Edward graduated from La Salle High...
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John W. Saccomandi

May 6, 1966 - February 26, 2017

John W. Saccomandi, 50, of North Wales, PA, formerly of Downingtown, PA passed away on February 24, 2017. Born in Media in 1966, he was the son of William S. Saccomandi (Jeanette) and the late Ellen (nee MacIntire) Hof (Frank). John loved doing home projects with his children. He enjoyed music, especially classic rock. John's true passion was auto racing. He drove a 4 cylinder racecar...
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