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Our Obituaries

James J. Himsworth, Jr.

August 4, 1931 - December 10, 2017

James J. Himsworth Jr. of Worcester passed away peacefully on December 10, 2017 at the age of 86. Born in Worcester on August 4, 1931, he was the son of the late Mary (née McCabe) and James J. Himsworth Sr. He attended Roman Catholic High School, Villanova University, and Villanova University School of Law. He was a well respected attorney and a 50 year member of the Montgomery Bar Association....
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Gertrude Julia (nee Bello) Lubrano

February 15, 1928 - December 7, 2017

Gertrude Julia Lubrano (nee Bello) of Eagleville, Pa was welcomed into heaven on December 7, 2017 at 89 years old. Trudy was born on February 15, 1928 to the late Alberto and Antoinetta Bello (nee Granata) of Philadelphia. Trudy was the devoted wife of 67 years to Rocco Vincent, loving mother to Joseph Lubrano, and Gina Marie Destafney (John) and affectionate and tender grandmother to...
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William "Bill" Clinton Phillips

June 21, 1920 - December 5, 2017

William "Bill" Clinton Phillips of Plymouth Meeting, went home to be with the Lord on December 5, 2017 at 97. He was born to the late Eva Olive (Gable) and George Martin Phillips the 21st of June, 1920 on Rodman Street in Philadelphia. William graduated from A. D. Eisenhower High School in Norristown in June, 1940. From November, 1941 to November, 1945 Bill served as a Technical Sergeant in...
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Sarah E. (nee Ream) Noone

December 5, 2017

Sarah E. Noone (nee: Ream) passed away peacefully on December 5, 2017 at age 89. Born March 21, 1928 in Windber, PA, Sarah was the daughter of Etta (Reed) and Willis F. Ream. She resided in Blue Bell with her beloved husband, Paul Noone who passed away in 2006. Sarah was the loving mother of James Noone and David Noone. She was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. Degree...
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Helen Patricia (nee McGovern) Reighn

January 9, 1954 - December 3, 2017

Helen Patricia Reighn (nee McGovern) of Blue Bell, passed away peacefully on Sunday December 3, 2017 at home with her family by her side. Born January 9, 1954, in Bryn Mawr, she was the daughter of Helen P. (nee Harkins) McGovern and the late George P. McGovern, Jr. She was the beloved wife of Charles D. Reighn with whom she shared 42 years of marriage. Patty was a Medical Technologist in...
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Flora Helene Rockovitz

December 3, 2017

Flora Helene Rockovitz passed away peacefully on December 3, 2017 at age 80. Born in Utica, NY, Flora was the daughter of Clara (Glick) and Harry Rockovitz. She resided at the Abramson Center in North Wales, PA. Flora was a hearing specialist at the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit and worked in many schools in the area. Flora's Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 8, 2017 at...
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Carrie M. Beatty

December 2, 2017

Carrie M. Beatty passed away peacefully in Sebring, FL on December 2, 2017 at age 91. Born in Evansburg, PA on October 5, 1926, Carrie was the daughter of Myrtle (Graham) and Lawrence Housel. Prior to moving to Florida, she resided King of Prussia with her beloved husband, Ira N. Beatty, who passed away in 1997. Carrie is survived by her nephew, James E. Beatty (Nancy) of Sebring, FL. and many...
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Rosemary S. Pitzer

November 29, 2017

Rosemary S. Pitzer passed away peacefully on November 29, 2017 at age 92. Born in Pittsburgh, PA on August 31, 1925, Rosemary was the daughter of Anna (Cunningham) and James P. Steimer. Before moving to Gilbert, AZ, Rosemary lived in Montgomeryville, PA with her beloved husband, the late Thomas C. Pitzer, Jr. Rosemary was the loving mother of the late Janyce L. Piccolo (the late Robert Piccolo...
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Jane E. (née Cagliola) Mullen

February 24, 1929 - November 28, 2017

Jane E. Mullen, née Cagliola, passed away peacefully on November 28, 2017 at age 88. Born in Norristown on February 24, 1929, she remained a life-long resident. The love of her life, William G. Mullen, passed away in 2015. Jane was the loving mother of Diane E. Hartsell (William), William M. Mullen (Maria), and James F. Mullen (Sara). She was the cherished grandmother of seven and great...
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John T. Strobeck

October 23, 1946 - November 24, 2017

John T. Strobeck passed away on November 24, 2017 at the age of 71. He was born to the late Dorothy and John R. Strobeck on October 23, 1946 in Philadelphia. John was a member of the United States Army, and served in the Vietnam War. He then went on to become a salesman for Eureka, and lived in both North Carolina and Pennsylvania. John loved all Philadelphia sports teams, especially the...
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Anne M. McNelis

November 23, 2017

Anne M. McNelis of Blue Bell, formerly of Audubon, passed away peacefully on Thursday November 23, 2017, at her home with her family by her side. She was 71 years old. Born July 10, 1946 in Conshohocken, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Anne (nee Poysden) Carr, and the beloved wife of Kenneth E. McNelis, with whom she shared 48 years of marriage. Anne had a real passion for...
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Sophia "Sophie" (nee Burry) Murray

June 5, 1926 - November 19, 2017

Sophia "Sophie" Murray passed away peacefully early Sunday, November 19, 2017, surrounded by her loving family at her residence in Norristown, PA. She was 91. Born in Swedesburg, PA on June 5, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Ignatius and Catherine (Ewanick) Burry. Surviving is her loving family of 6 sons: Jay, Patrick, Bernie, Dennis, Michael, and Knute; 3 daughters-in-law: Connie, Linda...
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Janet T. O'Connor

May 10, 1923 - November 17, 2017

Janet T. O'Connor passed away with her family by her side on Friday, November 17, 2017 at age 94. Born May 10, 1923 in Middleport, PA, Janet was the daughter of Mary (Victor) and Francis Yavulla. Her husband, Finbarr M. O'Connor, Sr. passed away in 2016 after 69 years of marriage. Janet and Finbarr raised their family in Plymouth Meeting before retiring in East Norriton. Janet was the loving...
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Anthony Michael Vernacchio

October 2, 1941 - November 17, 2017

Anthony Michael Vernacchio of Royersford passed away on Friday, November 17, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Anthony was born in Norristown, PA on October 2, 1941 to the late Michael and Josephine Vernacchio (nee Milito). Anthony was the devoted husband of 55 years to Roseanne (nee Monastero), beloved father to Donna Roberto (David), Michael Vernacchio, Sharon Sheehan (Mike Harney), and...
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Marie A. Barbine

January 7, 1936 - November 16, 2017

Marie A. Barbine of Bridgeport, passed away peacefully on Thursday November 16, 2017 with her family by her side. She was 81 years old. Born January 7, 1936 in Norristown, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Carmella (nee Bruno) DiNolfi and the beloved wife of Amedeo Barbine with whom she shared 62 years of marriage. Marie was employed by AT&T for 23 years. She was a past president...
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Francis J. Ciccarone

March 5, 1933 - November 16, 2017

Francis J. Ciccarone, of Huntington Valley, and a former resident of Norristown, passed away peacefully on Thursday November 16, 2017, with his family by his side. Born March 5, 1933 in Norristown, he was the son of the late Frank and Elizabeth (nee Paul) Ciccarone, the beloved father of Holly Pasquini, and grandfather of Gabrielle Pasquini. In addition to Holly and Gabrielle, Francis is...
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Carl J. Lundy

January 22, 1927 - November 13, 2017

Carl J. Lundy, Sr. of East Norriton, passed away peacefully on Monday November 13, 2017, with his family by his side. He was 90 years old. Born January 22, 1927 in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Carl H. and Mary (nee Master) Lundy and the beloved husband of Joan (nee Carr) Lundy. Carl served in World War II as a Staff Sergeant in the Army Air Forces. He worked as an electrical...
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Phyllis H. Dorn

June 4, 1929 - November 13, 2017

Phyllis H. Dorn, of Norristown, passed away peacefully on November 13, 2017 at the age of 88. She was born in Philadelphia on June 4, 1929 to the late Arline (nee Wisner) and Frederick Herzel. Phyllis was predeceased by her loving husband, James Vernon Dorn. She is survived by her beloved children Alan Dorn (Annie) and Mary Beth Dorn. Phyllis is also survived by her wonderful caretaker, Princess....
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Edward J. "Duke" Durante

February 24, 1948 - November 11, 2017

Edward J. "Duke" Durante, of West Norriton, passed away on November 11, 2017 at the age of 69. He was born on February 24, 1948 to the late Florence and Edward A. Durante in Norristown. Ed is survived by his children, who he shared with Candace Durante; Kira Jolles, Kori Springer (Chad), Kelly Knauf (Nicholas), Jaala Dellangelo (John), and Mallory Cooper (Corey). He is also survived by two...
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Walter T. Thomas

November 10, 2017

Walter T. Thomas, of King of Prussia, passed peacefully on Friday November 10, 2017. He was 77 years old. Walter, born in Shamokin (Tharptown), PA, was son to the late Charles and Betty (nee Reed) Thomas and the beloved husband of Judith (nee Martin) Thomas. Walter proudly served our Country for most of his life spending more than 20 years in Active Duty Military Service and 30 years in Civil...
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George L. Taylor

December 23, 1931 - November 9, 2017

George L. Taylor, 85, of West Chester, formerly of Audubon PA, passed away at home on November 9, 2017 surrounded by his family. Born December 23, 1931 in Havertown to the late William and Margaret (nee Murphy) Taylor. George was a graduate of West Catholic High School and Drexel University. He was the former CFO of Hale Resources Inc. and Evans Clay Company. George is survived by his loving...
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John M. Fino

October 20, 1930 - November 9, 2017

Dr. John M. Fino passed away peacefully on November 9, 2017 at age 87. Born October 20, 1930, John was the son of Catherine (Pisto) and Anthony Fino. He is survived by his niece, Lisa M. Fino, her children, John Thomas and Joseph Anthony Fino, and his good friend, Carla Wagner. John was preceded in death by his brother, Donald J. Fino and his sister-in law Marie A. Fino (nee Sedlock). John...
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Patricia Ann (nee Farrell) Kurtz

January 30, 1960 - November 5, 2017

Patricia Ann Kurtz (nee Farrell) of Collegeville, passed away peacefully at Phoenixville Hospital on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017 with her loving family by her side. She was 57 years old. Born Jan. 30, 1960, in Chestnut Hill, Patti was the daughter of John 'Jack' Farrell and the late Rita (nee Olivieri) Farrell and the beloved wife of David Kurtz, with whom she shared 13 years of marriage. Patti,...
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Edward "Norm" Ziegler

November 5, 2017

Edward "Norm" Ziegler passed away peacefully on November 5th 2017, surrounded by family. He was the beloved Father of 3 daughters, Cathy Carfagno of East Norriton, PA, Cheryl & Peter Auerbach of Groton, CT and Cindy & Mark Huston of Longwood, FL. He was a beloved Grandfather of Lindsay (Carfagno) & Kevin O'Brien, Jessica Carfagno, Brittany (Auerbach) & Chris Hebert, Oliver Auerbach, Paige Huston,...
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Carol M. (nee DeCerio) Graham

April 1, 1933 - November 4, 2017

Carol M. Graham (nee DeCerio) of Royersford and a former resident of Norristown, passed away peacefully on Saturday November 4, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was 84 years old. Born April 1, 1933 in Norristown, she was the daughter of the late James and Anna (nee Muscarella) DeCerio "DeCesare" and the beloved wife of the late Leonard A. Graham, Sr. Carol, along with her late husband...
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Margaret Mary Catagnus

November 3, 2017

On November 3, 2017, Margaret Mary "Peggy" (Vuotto) Catagnus, age 79, peacefully passed away. Born and raised in Norristown, PA, Peggy was the loving daughter of Francis P. Vuotto and Margaret Mary (Lawless) Vuotto and younger sister of Cecelia Ann Haney, all of whom predeceased her. She was the former wife of Charles J. Catagnus, Jr. and loving mother of Charles (Holly), Thomas (Kathleen),...
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John Joseph McPhelim

March 13, 1928 - October 30, 2017

John Joseph McPhelim of Audubon, Pennsylvania passed away on October 30, 2017 at the age of 89. John was a loving son, husband, son-in-law, father, father-in-law, grandfather, uncle and loving friend. John was born to Patrick and Mary (Griffin) in Brooklyn, New York on March 13, 1928. He turned down a minor league baseball contract with the Chicago Cubs and enlisted in the United States...
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Barbara N. Lloyd

April 12, 1946 - October 29, 2017

Barbara N. Lloyd of Blue Bell, passed away peacefully on Sunday October 29, 2017 at home with her family. Born April 12, 1946 in Springfield, MA, she was the daughter of the late Justin and Motlea (nee Spigel) Neuhoff, and the beloved wife of John "Jack" Lloyd. Barb was a woman who found good in everyone. Loving, caring and giving, she embodied the word nice. Her family was the most fortunate...
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Gloria June (nee Girard) Greeby

December 11, 1929 - October 28, 2017

Gloria June Greeby (nee Girard) of Lansdale passed away peacefully on October 28, 2017 at age 87. She was born on December 11, 1929 in Philadelphia to the late Helen (nee Vandegrift) and Stephen Girardi. Gloria was the devoted mother to Ralph Gallo (Patty) and the late John and David Gallo, loving sister to Connie Biancacci (Bill), doting grandmother to Elana, Edward, David, Joseph, and Mark,...
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Roberta "Robin" J. Campbell

April 1, 2017 - October 28, 2017

Roberta "Robin" J. Campbell of Norristown passed away peacefully with her family by her side on October 28, 2017. She was 79 years old. She was born in Norristown on April 1, 1938 to the late Raymond and Emma (Pataky) Campbell. Robin was very active in her community, especially in her church, St. Francis of Assisi. She also belonged to the Ladies of St. Francis. Robin is survived by her...
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Gertrude M. Kelly

November 15, 1921 - October 26, 2017

Gertrude M. Kelly of Worcester passed away peacefully with her loving niece and nephew by her side on October 26, 2017 at age 95. She was born on November 15, 1921 in Norristown to the late Mary Ellen (nee Cummings) and William Thomas Kelly. She will be remembered for being a happy, gracious woman who called everyone Friend, who loved to travel, loved her family and friends, loved the Church,...
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Philomena Slattery

March 29, 1941 - October 26, 2017

Philomena Slattery of Trooper, passed away peacefully on Thursday October 26, 2017. Born March 29, 1941 in Long Island, NY, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Dominica (nee Palmese) Longo, and the beloved wife of 57 years of Francis R. Slattery. Mena, or "Miss Mena" as she was affectionately known by her preschoolers, was retired but had taught at Twin Acres Country Day School and The...
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Arthur M. Dilworth, Sr.

October 23, 2017

Arthur M. Dilworth Sr. of Plymouth Meeting, passed away peacefully on October 23, 2017 at the age of 69. Born April 16, 1948 in Upper Merion, PA, Arthur was the son of the late Lena (nee Cofield) and Francis Dilworth Sr. He worked as a millwright at Merck & Co. Arthur shared four beloved children with Catherine F. Dilworth. He was the father of Shawn "Kelly" Bojanowski (Stephen), Arthur "AJ"...
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Mildred E. Benedict

April 16, 1940 - October 23, 2017

Mildred E. Benedict passed away peacefully at her home in Norristown on October 23, 2017 at age 77. Born April 16, 1940 in Oxford, PA, Mildred was the daughter of Anne A. (Shields) and J. Paul Evans. Her beloved husband, Carl V. Benedict, passed away in 2004. Mildred was the loving mother of Wendy A. Goodreau (Chris) and Kristyne M. Todd. She was the cherished grandmother of John M. Loftus,...
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Robert M. Conner

April 14, 1928 - October 20, 2017

Robert M. Conner of Norristown passed away peacefully at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery on October 20, 2017 at age 89. Born April 14, 1928 in Kennett Square, PA Bob was the son of the late Evelyn (Smedley) and George L. Conner. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1946, serving in Germany with the Occupation Forces for 3 ½ years. During that time he was chosen to be a court room guard at the...
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Kevin J. Gilinger

April 16, 1960 - October 19, 2017

Kevin J. Gilinger, of Norristown, passed away peacefully on Thursday October 19, 2017. He was 57 years old. Born April 16, 1960 in Norristown, he was the son of the late William P., Jr. and Gertrude (nee Evans) Gilinger, and the beloved husband of Laura (nee Lukaszewski) Gilinger. Kevin worked in retail for many years and from time to time, he also worked as a DJ. He enjoyed fine cuisine and...
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Robert K. McLain

October 18, 2017

Robert K. McLain, retired business executive, died October 18, 2017 at his home in Phoenixville, PA. He was 91. Mr. McLain retired in 1991 from his position as Vice President and Controller of Alco Standard Corporation (later Ikon Office Solutions, Inc., acquired by the Ricoh Company). He continued on a part-time basis managing various Delaware-based investment companies of Alco, Ikon, Unisource...
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Elizabeth Mary Farley

October 18, 2017

Elizabeth Mary Farley, of Conshohocken, passed away peacefully on October 18, 2017 at the age of 62. She was the daughter of the late Robert Nolan Farley, of Hazelton, and Mary Agnes (Cassidy) Farley. She is survived by her sister and "twin" Patricia Elizabeth Farley, and her brother Thomas Patrick Farley. She is also survived by her beloved niece, Tina-Marie Veronica Farley (Niclous Cone) as...
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Kevin N. Murray

May 30, 1925 - October 15, 2017

Kevin N. Murray passed away peacefully on October 15, 2017 at age 92. Born May 30, 1925 in Philadelphia, Kevin was the son of Margaret (McGee) and John B. Murray. He resided in Blue Bell with his wife, Mary Elizabeth (Murphy) Murray and was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Josephine (Cunningham) Murray. Kevin was the loving father of Kevin Murray, Jr. (Joyce), Michael Murray ...
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BettyAnn (nee Young) von Wallmenich

October 12, 2017

BettyAnn von Wallmenich (Young), a retired Editor and Word Processor, died Thursday, October 12, 2017 after a long illness. She was 78. Mrs. von Wallmenich, of Blue Bell, was a Word Processor and Assistant Editor at Betz-Converse-Murdoch from 1975 to 1980 and a Word Processor for MATSCO, Word Processor/Manager for GE-M&DSO Research & Development and Technical Editor for GE/Lockheed Martin from...
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Anna Marie (nee Iacovetti) Orler

October 11, 2017

Anna Marie Orler (Iacovetti), 90, of Conshohocken passed away peacefully on October 11, 2017 surrounded by her family and her caregiver, Amy Adams. She was born on June 6, 1927 in Mogeetown, Plymouth Township to the late Joseph and Cecelia (Capriotti) Iacovetti.  Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband John Orler and four siblings, Alfred, James, Dominic, and Mary...
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Barry Noval

October 9, 2017

Barry Noval, 83 of Plymouth Meeting, PA, passed away peacefully on Sunday October 9, 2017 at the Abramson Center for Jewish Life. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Irving and Leonore (nee Zitver) Noval. Barry had a successful career as an inorganic chemist with specialties in aerospace, electrical and environmental sciences. Barry is survived by his wife Marian of 55 years,...
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Thomas (Tom) F. Keane, Jr.

November 1, 1935 - October 7, 2017

Thomas F. Keane, Jr. (Tom), age 81, passed away with his family by his side on October 7, 2017. Tom was the beloved husband of Lisa Linda (Lupinacci) Keane of 64 years. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on November 1, 1935 to Mary (Walsh) and Thomas F. Keane, Sr. Tom was the loving father of Tina Krinsky (Julian), the late Thomas F. Keane, III (Ann) and Lisa Keane-Burgstahler (Joe). He was...
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Barbara Rose Mahoney Schwartz

April 13, 1948 - October 6, 2017

Barbara Rose Mahoney Schwartz, age 69, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on October 6, 2017. She was born in Pottsville, PA on April 13, 1948 to the late Edmund and Rose (Devers) Mahoney. She is proceeded in death by her cherished husband Ronald J. Schwartz. Barbara was the loving mother of Colleen Derfler (Kurt), Jennifer Woodson (Robert) and Ronald D. Schwartz (Kristy). ...
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Paul Raymond Koons

November 10, 1927 - October 4, 2017

Paul Raymond Koons, born November 10, 1927 to Paul Albert Koons and Alice Ralston Butler Koons, entered eternal rest on the morning of Wednesday, October 4th at Phoenixville Hospital. Paul's departure left a heartbroken but loving family that includes his wife of 65 years, Helen Jane Canning Koons, a son, William Jeffrey Koons and a daughter, Karin Alyce Koons Stocking and their spouses...
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John G. Proietto

September 12, 1968 - October 2, 2017

John G. Proietto of Conshohocken, passed away peacefully on Monday October 2, 2017 with his family by his side. He was 49 years old. John was born September 12, 1968 in Norristown, and was the son of the late George "Crab" Proietto and Loretta Guardino and the beloved husband of Diane (nee Faccenda). John enjoyed his craft as a painter, and was the owner and operator of JPS Coatings. He...
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Keith J. Hardman, Jr.

May 20, 1931 - October 2, 2017

Dr. Keith J. Hardman Jr. of Collegeville passed into eternal life on October 2, 2017 surrounded by his loving family at the age of 86. Born May 20,1931 in Richburg, NY, he was the loving son to the late Frances Marie Drumm and Keith Jordan Hardman Sr. Beloved Husband to Jean Ethel Parker, married on June 22, 1963, and celebrated 54 years this past June! Loving father to Carolyn Hardman,...
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Ann Oppert Cubberley

November 26, 1923 - September 30, 2017

Ann Oppert Cubberley of West Norriton, passed away peacefully on September 30th, 2017 at the age of 93. Born November 26th, 1923 in Philadelphia to the late Francis and Mary (nee Piller) Oppert; she was the wife of the late Donald A. Cubberley. Ann was a homemaker who cared for her loving children, Frances M. Cubberley (Christa Henderson), and Donna C. Voorhees (David). In addition to her...
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Elizabeth Mary Odessa

March 28, 1981 - September 30, 2017

Elizabeth Mary Odessa of Norristown was born into eternal life on September 30, 2017 at age 36. Born March 28, 1981 in Phoenixville, she was the devoted and loving daughter of Alexander and Elizabeth Mary Odessa. She was welcomed into heaven by her late sister Kathleen Odessa. She was the loving sister to her "boys" Patrick, Jonathan Sr. (Kathryn), Ryan (Lindsey), and Seth, doting aunt to...
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Anthony J. "Tut" Bontempo

September 28, 2017

Anthony J. "Tut" Bontempo, of Norristown, passed away peacefully on Thursday September 28, 2017. He was 87 years old. Born July 31, 1930 in Norristown, he was the son of the late Dominic and Sue (nee Petaccio) Bontempo and the beloved husband of Helen Marie (nee Schott) Bontempo with whom he shared 64 years of marriage. Tut was a US Air Force Veteran serving during the Korean War. He...
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Jerome Hoffman

August 25, 1930 - September 25, 2017

Jerome Hoffman passed away peacefully with his family by his side on September 25, 2017 at age 87. Born in New York on August 25, 1930, Jerry was the son of Matilde (Rosenthal) and Meyer Hoffman. He resided in East Norriton with his beloved wife of 53 years, Violet (Mukamal) Hoffman. Jerry was the loving father of Lorraine Hoffman and Michael Hoffman. He is also survived by his sisters,...
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Edward J. Sciarra

August 15, 1948 - September 24, 2017

Edward J. Sciarra, 69 of Blue Bell passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on September 24, 2017 at Suburban Community Hospital. He was born on August 15, 1948 in North Philadelphia to Rita (nee Giuffrida) and the late Edward P. Sciarra. Eddie was a devoted brother to Joyce Levin (Leonard) and Mario Sciarra (Debbie), loving uncle to Samuel, Joshua, Alexa, and Nicholas, and dear...
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Laurent J. Remillard

May 23, 1934 - September 19, 2017

Laurent J. Remillard passed away peacefully on September 19, 2017 at age 83. He was born May 23, 1934 in Massachusetts; Laurent was the son of Edna (Lecuyer) and Romeo Remillard. He resided in Audubon with his beloved wife of 58 years, Ann (Holzemer) Remillard. He was the father of Laurent J. Remillard Jr., John C. Remillard, Daniel S. Remillard, and Thomas A. Remillard. He was the cherished...
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Agnes M. Anderson

August 12, 1923 - September 16, 2017

Agnes M. Anderson, of Blue Bell and formerly of Philadelphia, passed away into God's loving care on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the Meadows at Shannondell surrounded by her family. She was 94 years old. Agnes was born on August 12, 1923 to the late Adam and Letitia (nee Schisler) Anderson. She was a graduate of the Kensington High School for Girls and then enlisted in the United States Marine...
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Michelle F. Sullivan

August 23, 1953 - September 14, 2017

Michelle F. Sullivan (nee Fogel) of Norristown passed away peacefully on Thursday September 14, 2017 after a courageous four year struggle with cancer. She was 64 years old. Born August 23, 1953 in Norristown, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Dolores (nee Filandino) Fogel, and the wife of the late Michael Sullivan. Michelle is survived by her longtime companion Robert Smith,...
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Michelle F. (nee Fogel) Sullivan

August 23, 1953 - September 14, 2017

Michelle F. Sullivan (nee Fogel) of Norristown passed away peacefully on Thursday September 14, 2017 after a courageous four year struggle with cancer. She was 64 years old. Born August 23, 1953 in Norristown, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Dolores (nee Filandino) Fogel, and the wife of the late Michael Sullivan. Michelle is survived by her longtime companion Robert Smith,...
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Jack C. Dorsey

July 7, 1934 - September 13, 2017

Jack C. Dorsey passed away peacefully at home on September 13, 2017 at age 83. Born July 7, 1934 in Wilkinsburg, PA, Jack was the son of Margaret (Jones) and Curtis Dorsey. Jack grew up in Pittsburgh with his large, extended family. He resided in Lansdale with his beloved wife of 62 years, Mary Anne (Weible) Dorsey. Jack was the loving father of Liz Bufo (Mike) and Bruce Dorsey (Jennie). He...
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Evelyn Mae (nee Nast) Beisel

May 5, 1934 - September 12, 2017

Evelyn Mae Beisel (nee Nast) of Norristown, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born May 5, 1934 in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late William F. and Emma (nee Bussell) Nast and the beloved wife of the late William R. Beisel, Sr. Evelyn was a beautiful, young at heart Mother, Grandmother and...
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Leo C. Boylan

October 7, 1934 - September 11, 2017

Leo C. Boylan passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on September 11, 2017 at age 82. Born in Philadelphia on October 7, 1934, Leo was the son of the late James and Marie Boylan (nee Donnelly). He resided in Plymouth Meeting with his beloved wife of 42 years, Mary A. Boylan (nee Brettle). Leo was the loving father of Theresa Boylan (the late Francis McGoldrick), Leo Boylan,...
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Rose M. DeStefano

January 28, 1925 - September 11, 2017

Rose M. DeStefano passed away peacefully with her family by her side on September 11, 2017 at age 92. Born in Bridgeport on January 28, 1925, Rose was the daughter of Rosina (Mennilli) and Vincenzo Fabrizio. She resided in Norristown with her beloved husband, Rudolph W. DeStefano, who passed away in 2000. Rose was the loving mother of Robert W. DeStefano (Dawn), Carol R. Grebosky (Mark), David...
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Pamela F. (née Schell) McCarthy

October 11, 1958 - September 3, 2017

Pamela F. McCarthy (née Schell), 58, of Phoenixville, PA passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family. Born on October 11, 1958 in Philadelphia to Arthur W. Schell and Helen Lynne Schell (née Lowell) both deceased. Beloved wife of 25 years to Francis X. McCarthy "Frank", devoted mother to Scott Stilson (Carla), Jessica Yang (Felix), Jami Stilson, stepmother to Megan Speir (Ryan),...
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Sara Edith (nee Davis) Henning

May 15, 1933 - August 31, 2017

Sara Edith Henning (nee Davis) of East Norriton passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at her home on August 31, 2017. Sara was born on May 15, 1933 in Swedeland to the late Joseph "Bud" Davis and Grace Bosler. Sara was the devoted wife of 65 years to Clarence "Bob" Henning, loving mother to Clarence "Buddy" F. Henning Jr. (Adele), R. Kevin Henning (the late Bette), Carla F....
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Brooke Y. Hicks-Fisher

October 15, 1980 - August 30, 2017

Brooke Y. Hicks-Fisher of Norristown and a former resident of Willow Grove, passed away peacefully on Wednesday August 30, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was 36 years old. Born October 15, 1980, in Oakland, CA, she was the daughter of Mark and Christine (nee DiMartino) Hicks and the beloved husband of Jeffrey Fisher with whom she shared 14 loving years together. Brooke was a...
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Dorothy D. "Dolly" Minardi

August 25, 2017

Dorothy D. "Dolly" Minardi passed away suddenly Friday, August 25, 2017, surrounded by her loving family at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery. She was 84. Born in Philadelphia on December 17, 1932, Dolly was the daughter of the late Walter Grear and Dorothy (McKewn) Grear. She was the beloved wife of the late Silvio; loving mother of Doris (Bruno), Silvio (Cathy), Steven, and Linda (Duane);...
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Patricia N. (nee Nolan) Engel

March 21, 1933 - August 24, 2017

Patricia N. Engel, (nee Nolan) of Collegeville, and a former resident of Plymouth Meeting and Port St. Lucie, FL, passed away peacefully on Thursday August 24, 2017. She was 84 years old. Born March 21, 1933 in Cincinnati, OH, she was the daughter of the late Michael J. and Mary (nee McHugh) Nolan. She was the beloved wife of 50 years to the late Robert F. Engel who proceeded her in death on...
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Michele A. Blasek

August 24, 2017

Michele A. Blasek, 52, passed away peacefully in her Spring City home on August 24, 2017. Her husband of 26 years, Matthew Blasek, and other family members were at her side. Michele was born on December 17, 1964 in Norristown where she spent her childhood. She was the loving daughter of John and Allegra (Volpe) Giustozzi. Michele was a graduate of Norristown Area High School, Class of 1982. ...
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Rebecca L. Catagnus

February 6, 1979 - August 24, 2017

Rebecca L. Catagnus, of East Norriton, passed away peacefully on Thursday August 24, 2017, at Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. Born on February 6, 1979, in Norristown, PA she was the daughter of Joseph J. Catagnus, Jr. and Marianne (nee Linkenhoker) Catagnus, and the beloved wife of Samuel Laken and the loving and devoted mother of her dear son, Joey. Becky graduated from Wissahickon...
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Nicolas Vatsakis

February 8, 1944 - August 24, 2017

Nicolas Vatsakis, of Norristown, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday, August 24, 2017. He was 73 years old. Nicolas was born on Febuary 8, 1944 in Hania, Crete, Greece to the late Manousos Vatsakis and Eleni Vatsakis (nee Georgoulaki). He had a career as a tailor, and owned numerous businesses throughout his life. He was a founding member of St. Sophia Greek Orthodox...
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Journel Alexandre, M.D.

July 14, 1931 - August 18, 2017

Journel Alexandre, M.D. passed away peacefully on August 18, 2017 at age 86. Born in Haiti on July 14, 1931, Journel was the son of Talencie and Jacques Alexandre. He resided in Norristown with his beloved wife, Myrtha (Arthus) Alexandre. Journel was the loving father of Cibele Glazer (Richard), Colette Alexandre, Janice Plaisir (Frantz Louis) and Myrna Daramy (Sheriff). He was the...
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Dorothy Ann Chmielewski

August 16, 2017

Dorothy Ann Chmielewski (nee Houseal) of East Norriton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. She was 69 years old. Born September 25, 1947 in Norristown, she was the daughter of the late Edward G. and F. Grace (nee Rhoadarmer) Houseal and the beloved wife of George Chmielewski with whom she shared 48 years of marriage. A longtime member of Fairview Village Church, Dorothy was...
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Maryellen (nee Powell) Newman

August 29, 1943 - August 16, 2017

Maryellen (nee Powell) Newman, of East Norriton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, with her family by her side. She was 73 years old. Born August 29, 1943 in Norristown, she was the daughter of the late Walter E. and Doris (nee McConlogue) Powell, and the beloved wife of the late Richard B. Newman, who preceded her in death by 10 days. Everyone who knew Maryellen knew that...
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Edward T. Y. O'Brien

August 18, 1924 - August 16, 2017

Edward T. Y. O'Brien died peacefully on August 16, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 18, 1924, the son of Lawrence and Nana Rae (Chantry) O'Brien.  He was married to the love of his life Margaret (Gregory) O'Brien for 67 years. Ed served in WW II in the Air Force as a military policeman.  He worked as a US Postal carrier in Bridgeport and Norristown for many years....
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John Philip Melito

August 14, 2017

John Philip Melito of Norristown passed away on Monday, August 14, 2017. John was the loving and devoted husband of Denise O. Melito (Osinski) with whom they shared 45 years of marriage. John is survived by sons Christopher John Melito and Jason Melito; a daughter, Lauren Melito Haran; son-in-law, Jay Haran; and 1 granddaughter, Fiona Haran. He is preceded in death by his parents, Josephine ...
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Della Feliciani

August 13, 2017

Della Feliciani's long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer ended just shy of her 70th birthday on August 13, 2017 at Abington Memorial Hospital. She was born August 14, 1947 in Norristown to Elizabeth (nee Maggio) and the late Jesse Feliciani and was a long time resident of Ambler. Della was a loving mother to Jessica Bell (Ethan), doting Nana to Sophie and Sadie, loyal sister to Lillian...
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Charles B. Castiglione

August 13, 2017

Charles B. Castiglione, a resident of Pennswood Village, Newtown passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017, at his home in Pennswood surrounded by his family.  He was 96. He was the husband of Patricia for 61 years when she passed away in 2009.  Born in Casteltermini, Sicily, He was the son of the late Luigi and Margherita Ballone Castiglione. Mr. Castiglione retired at the end of 1985 as...
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Richard J. (Dick) Pettine

August 11, 2017

Richard J. (Dick) Pettine passed away August 11, 2017 at age 87, surrounded by his family. Born in Norristown on December 18, 1929, he was the son of Adelaide (Vuotto) and Joseph Pettine. He had resided in Audubon with his beloved wife of 62 years, Jessie (Julian) Pettine (who preceded him in death in late 2016). Richard attended West Catholic HS and graduated from...
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Gerald M. Cosgrove

January 7, 1942 - August 11, 2017

Gerald M. Cosgrove, 75, of East Norriton, on Friday, August 11, 2017 passed away after a long illness. Born January 7, 1942 in Philadelphia. Loving husband of Nancy Cosgrove (nee Roach), dear father of Monica Sullivan (Edward), Gerald (Sarah), James, and Bernadette Cosgrove, survived by four grandchildren. Preceded by his parents, John and Marie (nee Taylor) Cosgrove and seven brothers. All...
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Betty "Bettina" Fabbri Langman

August 10, 2017

Betty ("Bettina") Fabbri Langman of Haverford, Pa., formerly of Allentown, passed away peacefully on August 10, 2017, at age 87. Born in Norristown on October 15, 1929, Betty was the daughter of Anna (Butterworth) and Dr. Remo Fabbri. She was the beloved wife of 62 years to Richard Langman. Betty and Dick raised their family in Ardmore. Betty was the loving mother of Mark Langman, Peter...
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Thomas Patrick Kelly

August 9, 2017

Thomas Patrick Kelly, 63, on Wednesday August 9, 2017. He was born in Ashland, PA on March 12, 1954, son of the late Thomas and Joan Kelly. Survived by his son, Jake Thomas Kelly, former wife Jill Kelly, and many extended family and friends, and his loving cat Pixie. Relatives and friends are invited to share in Tom's Life Celebration on Tuesday August 15, from 10 to 11:55 AM, followed by...
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Dolores A. (nee Fliandino) Fogel

July 30, 1926 - August 8, 2017

Dolores A. Fogel (nee Filandino) of Norristown, passed away peacefully on Tuesday August 8, 2017. She was 91years old. Born July 30, 1926 in Norristown, she was the daughter of the late Angelo and Mary (nee Di Nenna) Filandino, and the beloved wife of the late Frederick Fogel. Dolores was a graduate of Norrsitown High School, Class of 1945. Dolores is survived by her daughter Michelle...
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Eleanor (nee Garrigan) Jordan

August 7, 2017

Eleanor Jordan (nee Garrigan) of Norristown, PA passed away peacefully from natural causes on August 7. Loving wife of the late Vernon J. Jordan and daughter of the late Francis and Gertrude Garrigan (nee Kenna). She is survived by her loving Goddaughter Elizabeth King of Bradenton, FL. Eleanor was a 50 year employee of Norristown State Hospital in various administrative roles. Relatives and...
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Eleanor A. Kenny

July 10, 1925 - August 6, 2017

Eleanor A. Kenny, of Largo, FL, and a former resident of Norristown, passed away peacefully on Sunday August 6, 2017. She was 92 years old. Born June 10, 1925 in Norristown, she was the daughter of the late William and Rose (nee McGowan) Kenny. She was predeceased by her brothers Francis, William, and Rev. John Kenny. Eleanor lived much if her life in New Jersey once the family moved from...
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Richard Barry Newman

August 6, 2017

Richard (Barry) B. Newman, of East Norriton, passed away peacefully on Sunday August 6, 2017 with his family by his side. He was 75 years old. Born May 7, 1942 in Norristown, he was the son of the late Nelson and Edith (nee Cassel) Newman and the beloved husband of Maryellen (nee Powell) Newman. Richard was a US Navy Veteran and served during the Cuban Missile Crisis, on the DD850 Joseph P....
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Patrick J. "Pat" Ahmad

August 5, 2017

Patrick J. "Pat" Ahmad passed away suddenly on August 5, 2017 at age 50. Born January 20, 1967 in Philadelphia, Pat was the son of Patricia (Cobb) and Syed Amin Ahmad. He resided in West Norriton with his beloved wife of 21 years, Linda (DiPetrillo) Ahmad. Pat was the loving father of Matthew, Andrew, Lily and Brittany Campbell (Matthew) and cherished grandfather of Alexander Campbell. In...
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Henry W. Conrad

August 5, 2017

Conrad Henry W., of King of Prussia, passed away on August 5th at the age of 78. He was the husband of Jacqueline (nee Cieslinski) Conrad; father of Donna Gillman (the late Brian), Deborah Hall (Stephen), and Kenneth Conrad; grandfather of Christopher Hall, Mark Gillman, Michelle Gillman, Stacie Conrad, Heather Conrad Jenkins, Ryan Hall, Scott Conrad, and Megan Hall, and Great Granddad to...
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Patrick J. "Jackie" "Pat" Harkin, Jr.

August 4, 2017

Patrick J. Harkin, Jr., known as "Jackie" to his family and "Pat" to his friends, passed away on Friday, August 4, 2017. He was 87 years old. Pat was born in Norristown on January 31, 1930 to the late Patrick J. Harkin, Sr. and Anna (nee McNeil) Harkin. He attended Norristown Area High School and then enlisted in the United States Marine Corps serving from 1947 to 1951. During his service, he...
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David Paul Wells

July 17, 1952 - August 4, 2017

David Paul Wells of Douglassville, PA and former resident of Philadelphia, PA, passed away peacefully on Friday August 4, 2017 at home with his beloved family by his side. Born July 17, 1952 in Norristown, PA, he was the son of the late Brady and Anna (nee Weaver) Wells. He was also the beloved husband of Monica (nee Price) Wells, with whom he shared 36 years of marriage. He was educated in...
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Tuyet "Snow" DiPetrillo

August 3, 2017

Tuyet "Snow" DiPetrillo passed away with her family by her side on August 3, 2017 at age 68. Born in Vietnam, Snow became a life-long resident of East Norriton. She was the beloved wife of the late George DiPetrillo and Casimir Janicki. Snow was the loving mother of Linda Ahmad (the late Patrick), Anthony DiPetrillo (Dawn) and John DiPetrillo (Angel) and was the cherished grandmother of...
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Eugenia C. Romano

April 21, 1934 - August 3, 2017

Eugenia C. Romano of Collegeville and a former resident of Norristown, passed away peacefully on Thursday August 3, 2017. She was 83 years old. Born April 21, 1934 in Norristown, she was the daughter of the late Pellegrino and Erminia (nee Borzelleca) Romano. Aunt Jean as she was affectionately known, was a devout Catholic, and loved spending time with her family and friends. She was also a...
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Nickolaus Wingeron

August 3, 2017

Nickolaus Wingeron of Fairview Village, passed away peacefully on Thursday August 3, 2017 with his family by his side. Born April 12, 1937 in Gertianosch, Romania, he was the son of the late John and Anna (nee Krier) Wingeron and the beloved husband of the late Dorothy "Dot" (nee Rothfuss) Wingeron, who passed away in April 2003. Nick is survived by his two sons; Nickolas Wingeron and his...
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Michael David Benitez

July 30, 2017

Michael David Benitez, 34, of Norristown was called home suddenly by his heavenly Father on Sunday, July 30, 2017. Lovingly known as Michael, Mikey B, Mike or Daddy, Mike was a family man above all else. Anyone who knew Mike couldn't help but adore his contagious smile, big personality or sharp attire. His closest circle of family and friends will miss his deep love and immense loyalty the...
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Ida E. (nee Stipa) Monteleone

July 30, 2017

Ida E. (Stipa) Monteleone, age 90, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at her home. Ida was the loving wife of Anthony J. Monteleone with whom she shared 61 years of marriage before his passing on March 17, 2015. Ida was a long-time resident of West Norriton and was born in Conshohocken on January 12, 1927. She was the daughter of the late Florindo and Mary (Benedict) Stipa. She...
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Craig J. Costello

July 30, 2017

Craig J. Costello passed away on July 30, 2017, at the age of 65. Beloved father of Christopher and Michael Costello; cherished grandfather of Michael, Olivia, Chloe, Aiden and Cameron; loving brother of Robert (Kathryn) and Tony (Diane). He was recently preceded in death by his long-time companion, Christine Cassidy. Craig proudly served his country during the Vietnam War in the Marine Corps....
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Anthony Carbo

October 23, 1925 - July 29, 2017

Anthony Carbo passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on July 29, 2017 at age 91. Born Oct. 23, 1925 in the Black Horse section of Plymouth Township, Anthony was the son of Anna (Picario) and Nicholas Carbo, Sr. He resided in Plymouth Meeting with his beloved wife of 69 years, Mary (DiPaolo) Carbo. Anthony was the loving father of Beverly Frangioso (Salvatore "Rusty") and...
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Robert M. Weikel

April 28, 1960 - July 27, 2017

Robert M. Weikel of North Coventry, and formerly of Norristown, passed peacefully on Thursday July 27, with his loving family by his side. He was 57 years old. Born April 28, 1960 in Norristown, he was the son of the late Morris and Esther (nee Neith) Weikel. He was the beloved husband and soul mate of Carmella (nee Trecroce) Weikel, with whom he shared 37 years of marriage. Bob was a...
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Marie J. "Janice" Fazzari

July 27, 2017

Marie J. Fazzari, Janice, as she was known to her family and friends, passed away into God's loving care on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery. She was 68 years old. Janice was born on July 21, 1949 in Scranton Pa to the late James M. and Mary E. (nee Sables) McCarthy. She was a 1967 graduate of Norristown Area High School and after graduating, attended Montgomery...
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John Francis O'Rourke

July 27, 2017

John Francis O'Rourke, 85, of East Norriton, was welcomed into heaven by his beautiful and loving wife, Therese, and beloved son, Brian on July 27, 2017. John passed away at Suburban Community Hospital in East Norriton surrounded by his devoted family. Born in Greenwich, Connecticut on November 4, 1931 to Thomas and Alice O'Rourke (neeMcCoy). John grew up with three brothers Thomas, Ted, and...
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Martha J. (nee Bangert) Phillips

July 26, 2017

Martha J. Phillips (nee Bangert) 94 of Pottstown passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family. Preceded in death by her husband Robert E. Phillips, son James E. Phillips and step-son Robert Earl Phillips. Martha is survived by her loving children Kathleen, Ronald, Dolores, David and Jacqueline, 24 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are...
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Gladys Mae (nee Schaub) Hyland

July 25, 2017

Gladys Mae Hyland (nee Schaub) of Blue Bell passed away peacefully at her home on July 25, 2017 at age 86. She was born to Thomas and Alice Schaub on October 17, 1930 in Philadelphia. Wife of 39 years to the late George J. Hyland, she is survived by her daughter Carol (Bill) and her sons George Jr. (Mary), Thomas (Maria), Daniel (Sue), John (Pam), eleven grandchildren and six great...
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Alice A. (nee Kavanagh) Warchol

April 16, 1929 - July 22, 2017

Alice A. (nee Kavanagh) Warchol, originally of Dalkey, County Dublin, Ireland, died quietly in her sleep on July 22, 2017. Born on April 16, 1929, she was the oldest of the ten children of Garrett and Mary (nee Davis) Kavanagh. After finishing school, Alice immigrated to London, England at age seventeen and joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service, the women's branch of the British Army. Shortly...
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