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William Thomas Holden, “Boomer”, age 66 of King of Prussia, a retired salesman, died on Friday, December 14th, 2007. He was born in Philadelphia on January 15, 1941 son of the late Thomas and Florence (Whitehouse) Holden. He was the beloved husband of Patricia Ann (Soden) Holden for 36 years.

He graduated West Catholic High School Class of 1958. He was employed by the J.C. Penny company and Avellino Tire Company. He enjoyed art and painting, trivia and Jeopardy, and classic movies.

Beside his wife, William is survived by 2 sons, Bret Thomas of Philadelphia and Blake William of Aston, PA; a sister, Katherine McClay of Sewell, NJ.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Tuesday evening, December 18, from 6-8pm or on Wednesday morning, December 19, from 9:30-10:50am at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken. A Catholic funeral service will commence at 11am in the funeral home. Interment, Valley Forge Memorial Gardens, S. Gulph Rd. in King of Prussia. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in William’s name may be made to the American Stroke Association, www.strokeassociation.org or 1-888-4stroke.



Jovita (“Bunny”) Sherman, age 73, a homemaker of Conshohocken, died on December 7, 2007. She was born in Philadelphia on March 15, 1934, and was the beloved wife of the late Richard J. Sherman. She will be greatly missed by her son, Richard Jr. (Jennifer) of Skillman, NJ; her daughter, Joyce Kelly (Jerry) of Boulder, CO; and her two grandchildren, Seanan and Liana. She is survived by three brothers: Victor Santos of Conshohocken, John D’Estrada of Virginia Beach, and Art D’Estrada of New Jersey.

Jovita was a parishioner of St. Matthew RC Church in Conshohocken. As a spiritual person, her Catholic faith was a big part of her life. She loved people, especially children, and was always willing to give of herself.

Relatives and friends are invited to the funeral mass at St. Matthew RC Church, 3rd Ave. & Fayette St., on Tuesday morning, December 11th, at 10:30am. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in West Conshohocken. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in the name of Jovita Sherman to “The Children’s Hospital Foundation.” Checks can be sent to The Children’s Hospital Foundation in c/o Joyce Kelly, 2615 Table Mesa Ct., Boulder, CO 80305 or directly to TCHF at 13123 East 16th Ave., Box 045, Aurora, CO 80045. Arrangements are by the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken.



Edna Kane, , age 87, a homemaker of Pottstown and formerly of Conshohocken and Norristown, died on December 2, 2007 in Lehigh Valley Hospice. She was born in Conshohocken on August 6, 1920 daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fleming. She was the wife of the late Francis Kane.

She was a parishioner of St. Matthew RC Church in Conshohocken. Edna was employed as a short order cook for various restaurants. She was a member of the Norristown Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 1804.

Edna is survived by: a son, John Kane (Mary Ann) of Pottstown; a daughter, Mary Riggs (Glen) of Skippack, PA; 3 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 6 nieces and 8 nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Friday morning, December 7, from 9-10:30am at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken. A funeral mass will commence at 11am in St. Matthew RC Church, 3rd Ave. & Fayette St., Conshohocken. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Edna’s name may be made to Lehigh Valley Hospice, 2166 S. 12th St., Suite 101, Allentown, PA 18103.



John J. Kunaszuk Sr. “Murph”, age 88 of Conshohocken, a retired tire builder, died on November 30, 2007. He was the son of the late Alexander and Aleksandra (Leszczynski) Kunaszuk and beloved husband of Sophia (Lesh) Kunaszuk for 59 years.

John was a graduate of the former Conshohocken High School Class of 1937. He was a U.S. Army WWII veteran serving in the Southwest Pacific Theater, from May 1942 – May 1945. His tour of duty includes Australia, New Guinea, Leyte and Luzon in the Phillipines. John was awarded the following medals and decorations: Victory Medal, Phillipine Liberation Ribbon with 2 bronze stars, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Medal with one bronze star, and the Phillipine Government Liberation Medal. He was a life member of the VFW Post 1074 of Conshohocken and the American Legion #482 of Phoenixville. He was a lifelong parishioner of St. Mary RC Church in Conshohocken, participating in numerous church activities, namely Polish Dancing, the Polish Festival and the Holy Name Society. He was employed by the former Lee Tire and Rubber Co. and Allan Sherman Hoff of Malvern, PA. John was ever proud of his Polish Heritage and was a life member of the T.K. Club of Conshohocken. John was a volunteer fire fighter for Plymouth Fire Co. He was a sports enthusiast with emphasis on the Phillies, Eagles and Villanova Basketball. Many good times were had taking fishing trips to Lake Placid, NY with his 2 boys. Beside being a loving father to Jay and Buddy, they were best friends.

Beside his wife he is survived by: 2 sons, John J. “Jay” (Rose Marie) of Conshohocken and David S. “Buddy” of Telford, PA; 2 sisters, Helen Bielawski of Norristown and Clara Heleniak of Conshohocken; 4 grandchildren David L., Alexandria, Jayne Suchora (Tim) and Jake; many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by: a sister Josephine Polomski.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Tuesday evening, December 4th, from 6-9pm at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken or Wednesday morning, December 5th from 10-11:30am. A funeral mass will commence at 12 noon at St. Mary RC Church, Oak & Elm Sts., Conshohocken, PA 19428. Interment, St. Benedict Cemetery in Conshohocken. Memorial donations in John’s name may be made to St. Mary Church at the aforementioned address.



Clara (Porucznik) D’Addona, age 75, of Conshohocken, died from an illness on Thursday, November 29, 2007, at her Conshohocken home surrounded by her family. She was born July 30, 1932 daughter of the late Jon and Catherine Porucznik. Clara was the wife of Dominic (Doc) D’Addona for 50 years.

Mrs. D’Addona, a homemaker, was born and raised in Conshohocken. She graduated from the former St. Matthew High School Class of 1948. Clara was a lifelong parishioner of St. Mary RC Church in Conshohocken. She enjoyed her family, reading, cooking, gardening, and word puzzles. For several years she worked at Famous Artists Studios as well as Henckles and McCoy. She was also a member of St. Mary Church’s St. Claire Society. This past summer Dominic “Doc” and Clara celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

In addition to her husband she is survived by: her children, Dominic (Debbie) of East Norriton and JoAnn McDonough (Jay) of Conshohocken; three treasured grandchildren who will miss their Mom Mom very much, Andrew and Kelly D’Addona and Mikey McDonough; 3 sisters, Helen Frosty, Stella Monastero and Mary Skarbeck; many nieces and nephews to whom she was affectionately known as Aunt Connie. She was predeceased by: a brother, John Porucznik.

The family will receive relatives and friends Monday, December 3rd from 7-9pm at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken or on Tuesday morning, December 4th from 8:15-9:30 am. A funeral mass will commence at 10am in St. Mary RC Church, Oak & Elm Sts., Conshohocken PA 19428. Interment, St. Patrick Cemetery, Dekalb Pike, Norristown, PA. Memorial donations in Clara’s name may be made to St. Mary Church at the aforementioned address.



Robert J. “Bob” Vagnoni, of Plymouth, a retired union carpenter, died on November 25, 2007 at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Conshohocken on August 10, 1925 son of the late Saturno “Jack” and Carmella “Millie” (Denno) Vagnoni. He was the beloved husband of Ann (Carbo) Vagnoni for 55 years. Bob was 82 years of age.

Bob attended the former Conshohocken High School. He was a parishioner of Ss. Cosmas and Damian RC Church in Conshohocken. Bob was a World War II veteran serving in the United States Navy as a Seaman First Class receiving the following decorations and citations: European Theater Ribbon, Pacific Theater Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon and WWII Victory Medal. After the war, Bob worked with his father and brother at Vagnoni & Sons Construction Co. Robert was a master carpenter and wood worker holding membership at the Carpenters Union Local 1595, where he worked for 40 years. He created various wood fixtures for his family and friends. He was a member of the Lanutti Post, where he tended bar and played a lot of Pinochle. He also was proficient archer and avid fisherman. Bob was very skilled in dance specializing in the “Jitter Bug”. He was a kind and gentle man with a witty personality.

Bob is survived by: a son, Robert Joseph Vagnoni Jr. (Wendy) of King of Prussia; 1 daughter, Mary Ann V. Jantes (Frank) of Lafayette Hills; 2 sisters, Elizabeth “Betty” Lacek of King of Prussia and Shirley Costas of Plymouth Meeting; 4 grandchildren, Frank and Christopher Jantes, Lauren and Lisa Vagnoni; many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a brother Richard Vagnoni.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Thursday morning, November 29, from 8:30-10am at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken. A funeral mass will commence at 10:30 am in Ss. Cosmas and Damian RC Church, 5th & Maple Sts., Conshohocken. Interment, St. Matthew Cemetery in Conshohocken.



Marie (Prokopchuk) Jalloway, of Plymouth Meeting, a retired retail clerk, died on Sunday, November 18, 2007. She was born in Philadelphia on October 1, 1913 daughter of the late Lewis and Pauline (Todorow) Prokopchuk and beloved wife of the late Joseph J. Jalloway Sr. Marie was 94 years of age.

She enjoyed all things to do with plants and gardening. Marie also had a special interest in crafts of all kinds. She was employed for 13 years at the former F. W. Woolworth store in the Plymouth Meeting Mall.

Marie is survived by 2 daughters, Elizabeth Casey of Plymouth Meeting, and Jeraldine Davis of Blue Bell; 1 brother, Thomas Prokop of Landsdale; 2 sisters, Elizabeth Cahill of San Diego, CA, and Theodora Konya of Millsborough, DE; 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Predeceased in life by her son, Joseph Jalloway Jr.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Wednesday morning, November 21, from 8:30-9:30am at St. Helena RC Church, Yost Rd. & Rt. 202, Center Square. A funeral mass will follow at 9:30 am in the church. Interment, Calvary Cemetery in West Conshohocken. Arrangements are by the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken.



James P. Ronnan, formerly of Conshohocken, a retired tire builder, died on Sunday, November 4th, 2007 at Sunrise Assisted Living in Westtown, PA. He was born in Conshohocken on March 1, 1918 son of the late John J. and Tressa (Heald) Ronnan. He was 89 years of age.

Jim attended the former St. Matthew grade school. He was a WWII veteran serving in the China-India- Burma campaign receiving the following decorations and citations: Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with 2 bronze stars and the WWII Victory Medal. He was employed by the former Lee Tire and Rubber Co. and Goodyear Tire Co. He was the oldest living life member of Conshohocken Fire Co. #2. He was a parishioner of St. Matthew RC Church in Conshohocken. He lived in Clearwater, FL for 20 years returning to be with his great grandchildren. Jim was ever proud of his Irish Heritage and was a fan of both the Eagles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

He is survived in life by: a son, James Michael Ronnan of Souderton; a daughter, Patricia Garner of Salfordville, PA; 6 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by 5 brothers, John, Joseph, Paul, Robert and Edward; and a sister, Mary Schweiss.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Thursday morning, November 8th, from 8:30 to 10am at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette Street, Conshohocken. A funeral mass will commence at 10:30 am at St. Matthew RC Church, 3rd Ave. & Fayette St., Conshohocken. Interment is at George Washington Memorial Park. Memorial donations in Jim’s name may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301, Attn: Gift Processing. 



Louis J. Cashore, of Conshohocken, a retired tire manufacturing quality controller, died on Sunday October 7th, 2007 at home with his family. He was born in Bridgeport on September 5, 1910 son of the late William and Sarah Rose (McKenna) Cashore. He was the beloved husband of the late Alice M. (Talone) Cashore, who died in 1996, for 50 years. Louis was 97 years of age.

He graduated St. Augustine Commercial School in 1928. Louis also attended Villanova University. He was employed by B.F. Goodrich Tire Co. of Oaks, PA as a quality controller. Throughout the 1960’s, he held 3 patents for improvements in the tire making process. Louis was a parishioner of St. Matthew Parish. As his biggest passion in life was helping the poor, he was a keystone in foundation of the St. Vincent DePaul Society based out of St. Matthew Parish for over 50 years. Louis enjoyed fishing, woodworking, making religious shrines, cooking, gardening, reading, and listening to Irish music.

He is survived in life by 3 sons: Louis (Geraldine) of Conshohocken, Joseph (Wilma) of Colmar and John M. (Diane) of Robbinston, ME; a daughter, Alice C. (Gerry) Ellis of Lower Providence; 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild; many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by: 5 brothers, Anthony, James, John, Joseph, and Thomas; 3 sisters, Marie Cashore, Agnes Burhns, and Eileen Ranieri.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Wednesday evening, October 10th, from 6-8pm at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken or on Thursday morning, October 11th, from 8:30-10am in the funeral home. A funeral mass will commence at 10:30am in St. Matthew RC Church, 3rd Ave. & Fayette St., Conshohocken. Interment, St. Matthew Cemetery in Conshohocken. Memorial donations in Louis’ name may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society c/o St Matthew Parish, 3rd Ave & Fayette St., Conshohocken, PA 19428.



Frank Budzilowicz, a retired millwright of Conshohocken, died on Thursday, October 4. He was born in Bridgeport on December 25, 1921 son of the late Frank and Mary (Sahaydak) Budzilowicz. He was the beloved husband of Estelle D. (Novak) Budzilowicz. Frank was 85 years of age.

Frank graduated from the former Bridgeport High Class of 1941. He was a WWII veteran serving in the United States Navy. Frank was stationed in the Philippines where he repaired and serviced PT boats. After the war, Frank was employed by the former Alan Wood Steel Co. for 25 years as a millwright in the cold mill. He also worked in maintenance at Regina Nursing Home. Frank was a parishioner of St. Mary RC Church in Conshohocken, a member of the St. Mary Holy Name Society, a member of the Former Polonial Hall in Bridgeport, and a member of the United Steel Workers of America Local 1392. He loved Pinochle, Poker and all things to do with the Jersey Shore, especially fishing and crabbing.

He is survived by 2 sons, Paul J. of Phoenixville and Frank M. of Ocean City, NJ; 2 daughters, Carol Budzilowicz of Conshohocken and Ann Souder of Malvern; 1 brother, Mitchell of Coleston; 10 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by 2 sisters, Stephanie Gallagher and Wanda Woodland.

A Catholic Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Mary RC Church, Oak & Elm Sts., Conshohocken, PA 19428 on Monday morning, October 8, at 10am. Interment, St. Benedict Cemetery. Memorial donations in Frank’s name may be made to St. Mary RC Church at the aforementioned address. Arrangements were by the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken.



Sophie M. (Chanko) Ferst, a homemaker of Conshohocken died on Monday, September 24th, at Rittenhouse Pine Center in Norristown. She was born in Swedesburg on November 24, 1919 daughter of the late Vincent and Alexandra (Klewicki) Chanko. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank E. Ferst. Sophie was 87 years of age.

She graduated from Upper Merion High School Class of 1937. Sophie was a parishioner of St. Mary RC Church in Conshohocken. She worked at the former Sacred Heart Hospital and the former Minters Candy in Bridgeport. She enjoyed bingo, word problems and cutting stamps out for the church. AS Sophie loved to feed the birds, she had an ongoing battle chasing squirrels.

She is survived in life by: 2 sons, Vincent J. of Conshohocken and Frank Jr. of Tucson, AZ; 1 daughter, Joan Ferst of St. Pete, FL; a sister, Eleanor Arena of Trooper; 8 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased in life by: a brother, Joseph Chanko; and 3 sisters, Mary Pollarine, Clara Zoltowski, and Theresa Wisniewski “Cherry”.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Friday evening, September 28th, from 6-8pm at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken or on Saturday morning, September 29, from 8:30-9:30 am at the funeral home. A funeral mass will commence at 10am in St Mary RC Church, Oak & Elm Sts., Conshohocken. Interment, St. Augustine Cemetery in King of Prussia. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Sophie’s name may be made to Rittenhouse Pine Center Activity Fund, C/O Elaine Burkart, 1700 Pine St., Norristown, PA 19405.



Antoinette (Ciccoli) Cermanski, a homemaker of West Conshohocken, died on Thursday, September 6, 2007. She was born in Norristown on April 22, 1925 son of the late Ignatious and Angeline (Falone) Ciccoli. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter E. Cermanski for 30 years. She was 82 years of age.

She was a parishioner of St. Gertrude RC Church in West Conshohocken. Antoinette donated her time and talents as a member of the George Clay Ladies Auxiliary. She was instrumental in raising funds to build St. Gertrude’s Grade School. She crocheted dolls for weddings. The love of her life was her children and grandchildren.

Survived by: sons, Joseph W. (Joy) of Conshohocken, Edward J. of Conshohocken, and Steven (Lisa) of Phoenixville; a brother, Bernard (Lena) Cimini of Sweden; 10 grandchildren, Lisa (Kevin) Gaudin, Angela (Chad) Pugatch, Sonya (Scott) Reinold, Alissa (James) Moylan, Andrea Cermanski, Denise Cermanski, Scott Cermanski, Matt Cermanski, Jessica Cermanski and Mark Cermanski; 6 great grandchildren, Jason, Alan, Jessie, Jacob, Grace and Ava; 2 aunts, Edith Rehak and Yolanda Sievert; many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a son, Walter E. Cermanski Jr. “Sonny”; and 2 brothers, Joseph and Lewis Ciccoli.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Tuesday morning, September 11, from 9-10am at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette Street, Conshohocken. A funeral mass will commence in St. Gertrude RC Church, Bullock St & Merion Ave., W. Conshohocken, PA 19428. Interment is at Calvary Cemetery in W. Conshohocken. Memorial donations in Antoinette’s name may be made to St. Gertrude RC Church at the aforementioned address.



Marie T. (McMonagle) Wood Ronnan, a homemaker of Marble Falls, TX and formerly of W. 10th Ave in Conshohocken, died in Austin, TX on Sunday, August 26, 2007. She was born in Bryn Mawr on September 12, 1920 daughter of the late George and Mary E. (Riley) McMonagle. Marie was 86 years of age.

She graduated from the former St. Matthew High School. She retired from The Philadelphia Electric Company.

She is survived by: 2 sons: Richard Wood of San Antonio, TX and Vincent Wood of Marble Falls, TX; a sister, Geraldine Nichols of Austin, TX; 5 grandchildren. Predeceased by a brother, George McMonagle Jr.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Saturday morning, September 1, from 8:30-9:30am at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken. A funeral mass will commence at 10am in St. Matthew RC Church, 3rd Ave. & Fayette St., Conshohocken. Interment, St. Matthew Cemetery in Conshohocken.



Theresa C. “TC” (Brandt) Davey, a retired operating room nurse, of Senior Suites in East Norriton and formerly of Conshohocken, died on August 23, 2007. She was born in Conshohocken on March 1, 1926, daughter of the late Charles and Mary Theresa (Butler) Brandt. She was 81 years of age.

She graduated from the former St. Matthew High School Class of 1944. Theresa then graduated from the Osteopathic Hospital of Philadelphia School of Nursing in 1947. Nursing was her life and passion, and she worked until the age of 73 and would have continued working if the retirement wasn't mandatory. She ran the operating room at Graduate Hospital for 40 years as a supervisor, and later at Mt. Sinai Hospital. Theresa was an avid sports fan especially the Phillies, Eagles and Flyers. She excelled in crossword puzzles and loved vanilla popsicles. As a past time she would make candy, which was always a treat to her family.

She is survived in life by numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews, whom she loved spending time with. Predeceased in life by: 4 brothers, Jack, Bud, Raymond, and Walt; 5 sisters, Marie, Elizabeth, Dorothy, Margaret and Loretta.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Thursday evening, August 30, from 6-8pm at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken or on Friday morning, August 31, from 8:30-10am at the funeral home. A funeral mass will commence at 10:30am in St.Matthew RC Church, 3rd Ave.& Fayette Sts., Conshohocken. Interment is at St.MatthewCemetery in Conshohocken. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Theresa's name may be made to HMS School for Children w/ Cerebral Palsy, 4400 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104.



Mary J. (Burns) Burton, a retired bookkeeper of Conshohocken, died at home with family at her side on August 21, 2007. She was born on September 11, 1923 daughter of the late Robert and Mae (Calhoun) Burns. She was the beloved wife of the late Francis E. Burton for 32 years. She was 83 years of age.

She was a member of Ss. Cosmas & Damian Parish and graduate of St. Matthew’s High School Class of 1941. Mary helped found the St. Matthew’s Cub Scout Pack # 351. She also founded and was the first President of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Conshohocken Little League. Mary bowled with the Montco Women’s Industrial League for 15 years. She retired from Quaker Chemical in 1987 after 22 years of dedicated service as a bookkeeper. Mary continued working for another decade with her family at her sons’ delicatessen, “Frank & Eddies”. Mary enjoyed her winters residing in Florida and summers at the New Jersey shore with her family.

She is survived by: 2 sons Paul (Roclyn) Burton of Venice Florida and Frank (Joanne) Burton of Conshohocken; 5 grandchildren, Kristy, Kevin, Jared, Jonathon, and Michael; a brother, John “Tex” and wife Jean Burns; 2 sisters, Betty Cosgrove (John) of West Chester and Dorothy Johnson of Downingtown, PA. Predeceased by: a son, Edward Burton; and a brother Robert Burns.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Sunday evening, August 26, from 6-8pm at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken or on Monday morning, August 27, from 8:30-9:30am at the funeral home. A funeral mass will commence at 10am in Ss. Cosmas & Damian RC Church, 5th & Wood Sts., Conshohocken. Interment, St. Matthew Cemetery in Conshohocken. Memorial donations in Mary’s name may be made to Montgomery Hospice, 25 West Fornance Street, Norristown, PA 19401.



Cosmo F. D’Annunzio, a retired steel worker of Conshohocken, died on Friday, August 10th. He was born in Conshohocken on April 24, 1930 son of the late Thomas and Angelina (Placinti) D’Annunzio. Beloved husband of Edith Pomponio for 52 years. He was 77 years of age.

Cosmo graduated from the former Conshohocken High School Class of 1948. He excelled in all sports and was well known for being the quarterback for the high school football team immortalizing himself in the Conshohocken Sports Hall of Fame. Cosmo is a Korean War Veteran serving his country in the United States Air Force. He was an in service football player for the Airforce team, which won the championship under his quarterbacking. He was an avid weightlifter, who was recognized in San Bernardino, CA as having “Best Arms”. Cosmo was employed by the former Alan Wood Steel Co. for 30 years in the cold mill and was a member of the United Steel Workers of America Local 1392. He was also the owner/operator of D’Annunzio Cleaning Service. Cosmo was a life member of Ss. Cosmas & Damian RC Church.

He is survived by: 2 sons, Michael of Pottstown and David of Conshohocken; 2 daughters, Susan (Joseph) Galette of Conshohocken and Lisa (Ralph) Glass of Conshohocken; 2 brothers, Thomas of Conshohocken and Anthony of Eagleville; 2 sisters, Carmella D’Annunzio of Conshohocken and Theresa Coccia of Conshohocken; 10 grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Predeceased in life by: a son, Robert; 3 brothers, John, Joseph, and Frank; 5 sisters, Mary Cefaritti, Angelina Maresica, Catherine DeBenny, Rose Godines and Elizabeth D’Annunzio.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Tuesday morning, August 14, from 9-11am at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette Street, Conshohocken. A Catholic Funeral Service will commence at 11am in the funeral home. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.



Vincent M. “Ryp” Rypczynski, a retired tire builder, formerly of Conshohocken and most recently of Parkhouse in Royersford AKA Montgomery County Geriatric died on Thursday August 9th, 2007. He was born in Parksburg, PA on May 23, 1923 son of the late Martin and Victoria Szymanski Rypczynski. He was 84 years of age. He was the beloved husband of the late Sophie Marchak for 32 years.

He worked for the former Lee Tire and Rubber Co for 17 years and the Goodyear Co. for 12 years. He belonged to the TK Club, Spring Mill Fire Co, and a social member of the Conshohocken VFW post 1074. Always an avid sports fan, he loved the St. Louis Cardinals and the Dallas Cowboys.

He is survived in life by: a daughter, Victoria (Alfonso Jr.) of W. Norriton; and a step daughter, Mary Anne “Dolly” Farrell of Phoenixville. He was predeceased in life by a step son, Ronald Bonkoski.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Monday morning, August 13th from 8:30-10am at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette Street, Conshohocken. A funeral mass will commence at 10:30am in St. Mary RC Church, Oak & Elm Sts., Conshohocken, PA 19428. Interment, St. Benedict’s Cemetery in Conshohocken. Memorial donations in Vincent’s name may be made to St. Mary RC Church at the aforementioned address.



Daniel “Mickey” McAnally, a golf professional of King of Prussia, died on July 11, 2007. He was born on May 17, 1918 son of the late James and Nora McAnally. He was the beloved husband of Mary E. (Murphy) McAnally for 56 years.

Daniel graduated the former West Catholic High School for Boys. He served his country in the United States Navy aboard the repairship “Oceanus” as a deep sea diver and under water welder. He was employed by Llanerch Country Club as an Assistant Golf Pro and Philadelphia Electric Country Club as the Head Golf Pro until his retirement in 1972. He was a founding member of Mother of Divine Providence Parish in King of Prussia.

He is survived by a son, Michael (Nancy) of King of Prussia; a daughter, Rosemary Mowrer of Landsdale; 4 grandchildren, Michelle, Danny, Jason and Katelin; a great-grandchild, Noah. Predeceased in life by 6 brothers and 3 sisters.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Monday morning, July 16 from 9-9:55am at Mother of Divine Providence Chuch, Allendale Road, King of Prussia. A funeral mass will commence at 10am in the church. Interment will be in St. Denis’ Cemetery, Eagle Rd. & St. Denis Lane, Havertown. Memorial donations in Daniel’s name may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are by the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken.



Bertha (Grala) Maziarz, of West Norriton and formerly of West 8th Ave. in Conshohocken, died July 9, 2007 at home. Born in Conshohocken on August 29, 1911 daughter of the late Frank and Antoinette (Bachmurska) Grala. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Maziarz. Bertha was 95 years of age.

Bertha was a homemaker who enjoyed her family, gardening and crocheting. She was the beloved mother of Anna (Patrick) Rigg of West Norriton and Margaret (Chuck) Beutel of Georgia; grandmother of Kimberly (Pete), Kevin (Patricia), Kristina (Brian), Kyle (Kathy), Kelly (Eric), Vincent (Jessica) and Amy (Brian); great-grandmother of Jaclyn, Jamie, Brianna, Kelsey, Francesca, Lauren, Molly and Grant. Predeceased by: 2 sisters, Marie Stackhouse and Anna Schmidt; 3 brothers, Stanley, Sigmund, and Edward.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Friday morning, July 13th, from 10-10:50am in St. Mary RC Church, Oak & Elm Sts., Conshohocken, PA 19428. A funeral mass will commence in the church at 11am. Interment, St. Benedict’s Cemetery in Conshohocken. Memorial donations in Bertha’s name may be made to St. Mary’s Parish at the aforementioned address or to Montgomery Homecare and Hospice, 25 W. Fornance St., Norristown, PA 19401. Arrangements are by the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken.



Theresa M. (Sadowski) Donikowski, a homemaker of Conshohocken, died on Sunday, July 8th, 2007. She was born in Conshohocken on June 27, 1927 daughter of the late Stanley J. & Frances (Murawski) Sadowski. She was the beloved wife of Walter Donikowski for 58 years. Theresa was 80 years of age.

Theresa was born and raised in Conshohocken graduating from the former St. Mary Grade School and the former Conshohocken High School Class of 1945. She was a parishioner of St. Mary RC Church where she was active in Parish Council, the former Women's Guild and the Golden Age Club. Theresa was always instrumental in donating her time and talents to parish activities. She enjoyed casino trips and Bingo games. Above all she was a devoted Matriarch to her family and friend to her peers.

Beside her husband Walter, she is survived by 3 sons, Thomas E., Michael F., & Walter S. "Wally" all of Conshohocken; 3 grandchildren, Heather, Trish & Matthew; a great-grandchild, Lexi. Predeceased in life by a brother, Thomas Sadowski.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Tuesday evening, July 10, from 7-9pm at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette Street, Conshohocken or on Wednesday morning, July 11 from 8:30-9:50am in St. Mary RC Church, Oak & Elm Sts., Conshohcken, PA 19428. A funeral mass will commence in the church at 10am. Interment, St. Benedicts Cemetery in Conshohocken. Memorial donations in Theresa's name may be made to St. Mary RC Church at the aforementioned address.

Mary L. (Grzymala) Betchyk, a homemaker of Conshohocken, died on Tuesday, June 19th at home. She was born in Conshohocken on December 21, 1923 daughter of the late Gabriel and Louise (Danert) Grzymala. Mary was 83 years of age. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Betchyk.

Mary was a parishioner of St. Matthew RC Parish in Conshohocken. She attended St. Mary grade school and graduated the former Conshohocken High School. She found joy in her family especially her grand children and great-grandchildren.

Mary is survived by: a son, Robert Betchyk of Conshohocken; a sister Lydia Dinski of Delaware; 4 grandchildren, Jamie DeGrazio, Robert (Kelly), Renee, and Kathleen Betchyk; 6 great-grandchildren, Emily, Matthew, Melisa, Hannah, Sarah, and Zach; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Marlene DeGrazio.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Saturday morning, June 23, from 9:30-11am at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette Street, Conshohocken. A Catholic funeral service will commence at 11am in the funeral home officiated by Rev. Pastor Gasper A. Genuardi. Interment, Ss. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Church Road in King of Prussia.



Margaret “Margie” (Crawford) Janischek, a mail clerk of Conshohocken died at home on Tuesday, June 12th. She was born in Conshohocken on February 10, 1961 daughter of the late H. Bill and Margaret (Murphy) Crawford. She was the beloved wife of Robert Janischek for 13 years. Margie was 46 years of age.

Margie was a parishioner of St. Matthew RC Church in Conshohocken, which is where she attended grade school. She graduated the former Archbishop Kennedy High School Class of 1979. She had a love for sports receiving numerous awards and recognitions for her outstanding performance in Archbishop Kennedy’s softball and basketball teams. She also umpired softball games. Margie was a diehard Eagles fan. She had a special love for animals, especially her cat and dog. She was employed by PSC Info Group and most recently XEROX Corporation in Blue Bell, PA.

Beside her husband, Margie is survived by: a brother, H. Bill W. Crawford Jr. and his wife Lisa of Conshohocken; an uncle, John Yurka; her father-in-law, Robert Janischek of Conshohocken and many cousins.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Thursday morning, June 14th, from 9:45-11am at St. Matthew RC Church, 3rd Ave. & Fayette Sts., Conshohocken. A funeral mass will commence at 11am in the church. Interment is private at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations in Margie’s name may be made to SPCA of Montgomery County, 19 E. Ridge Pike, Conshohocken, PA 19428. Arrangements are by the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette Street, Conshohocken.  



Angelo “Ang” Iannuzzelli Jr., a retired mechanical engineer of Lower Gwynedd and formerly of Conshohocken died on Sunday, June 10th. He was born in Conshohocken on January 31, 1938 son of the late Angelo Sr. and Aida (Sacaelli) Iannuzzelli. He was 69 years of age.

Angelo graduated the former Conshohocken High School Class of 1955. He served in the United States Marine Corps. Angelo attended Penn State University and graduated from Drexel University with a degree in mechanical engineering. He was a musician who played the accordion and organ. He played organ for a band called the “Counts”.   

Angelo is survived by: a son, Angelo (Lisa) of Conshohocken; 3 daughters, Mariaelena (Dennis) Donovan, Angela DiPetrillo (John) of Norristown and Nicole (Bryan) Flannery of Philadelphia; a brother, Dominic of King of Prussia; 7 grandchildren, Ryan, Amanda, Tyler, Courtney, Alexa, Elena and Angelo Joseph; 1 niece.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Saturday morning June, 16th, from 9-10:30am at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken. A funeral mass will commence at 11am in St. Matthew RC Church, 3rd Ave. & Fayette Sts., Conshohocken. Interment, St. Matthew Cemetery in Conshohocken.



John E. Finkowski Sr, a retired manufacturing inspector of Conshohocken, died on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 in his home with family at side. He was born in Shenandoah, PA on January 2, 1940 son of the late Joseph and Vera Kersavage. John was 67 years of age. He was the beloved husband of Mary Lou (Daniels-Hamaday) Finkowski.

John graduated Shenandoah High School. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He was employed by Triumph Controls previously Teleflex Aerospace, where he participated on the company’s golf and bowling teams.      

He is survived by: 2 sons, John E. Jr. of Collegeville and Vince J. of San Francisco; 3 sisters, Joan O’Panel of Roslyn, Josie Marcella of Roslyn and Shirley Novatka of Catawissa; 6 grandchildren, Jessica, Erica, John, Peter, Mollie, and Shawn; 2 step sons, Jerry Hamaday of Conshohocken and Eric Hamaday of Royersford.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Saturday morning, June 2, from 8:30-10am at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken. A funeral service will commence in the funeral home at 10am. Interment, Limerick Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations in John’s name may be made to Jefferson Hospice, 400 One Radnor Corporate Ctr., 100 Matsonford Rd., Radnor, PA 19087-4597.



Agnes T. Brodell, a retired assembler of Conshohocken, died on Monday, May 14th, 2007 in Chestnut Hill Hospital. She was born in West Conshohocken on February 14, 1921 daughter of the late Jacob W. Sr. and Anna Marie (Bobenrieth) Brodell. She was 86 years of age.

Agnes graduated the former West Conshohocken High School Class of 1939. She attended The Philadelphia Modeling and Charm School. She was employed by National Label for 15 years as an Assembler. She was a parishioner of St. Matthew RC Church and formerly a parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi in Mildred, PA and St. Gertrude RC Church in West Conshohocken. She lived in LaPorte, PA, which is in the Sullivan County section of the Poconno Mountains, for 20 years returning to Conshohocken a few years ago.   Agnes was skilled in quilting and crocheting.

She is survived in life by a sister, Gertrude Haley of Conshohocken; and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by 2 brothers, Francis and Jacob W. Jr.; and a sister, Ann M. Douglass.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Friday morning, May 18th, from 8:30-10am at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken. A funeral mass will commence at 10:30am in St. Matthew RC Church, 3rd Ave. & Fayette St., Conshohocken, PA 19428. Interment, Calvary Cemetery in West Conshohocken. Memorial donations in Agnes’ memory may be made to St. Matthew RC Church at the aforementioned address.



Eleanor Cassidy, of Conshohocken, a retired Braider for Bentley & Harris, died on Saturday, May 5th, at Manor Care West in Norristown. She was born in Port Austin, Michigan on December 11, 1929 daughter of the late John & Mary (Jaworski) Kozlowski. Eleanor was 77 years of age.

Eleanor lived much of her life in Conshohocken. She was a parishioner of St. Matthew RC Church in Conshohocken. She was employed as a Braider for the Bentley & Harris Co. for 22 years retiring in 1994. She was a resident of Marshall Lee Towers. Eleanor was known and regarded by many Conshohocken residents as she frequently traveled about town on foot. Eleanor frequently ran errands for and visited the less fortunate in town.

Eleanor is survived by: a brother Harry of Port Austin, Michigan; 4 nieces, Mary Ann, Elizabeth, & Patricia Farley and Merrily (Robert) Jimkoski; a nephew Tommy Farley of Conshohocken; a great niece, Sister Bernadette Marie Jimkoski C.S.S.F.; a Godchild, John Petrucelli of Norristown. Predeceased in life by a sister, Theresa Quinn.   

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Thursday morning, May 10, from 8:30-10am at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken. A funeral mass will commence at 10:30am in St. Matthew RC Church, 3rd Ave & Fayette St., Conshohocken. Interment, St. Matthew Cemetery in Conshohocken.



Catherine R. (Thwaite) Rath, , a homemaker of Conshohocken died at Manor Care in King of Prussia on Wednesday, May 2, 2007. She was born in Conshohocken on July 15, 1906 daughter of the late Charles and Ellen (McDonald) Thwaite. She was the beloved wife of the late Gerald E. Rath. Catherine was 100 years of age.

Catherine was a life member of St. Matthew RC Church in Conshohocken being the parish’s longest parishioner. She graduated from the former St. Matthew High School Class of 1924. She operated a grocery store in Flourtown for years. She was employed by Villanova University and Conshohocken Hardware. She was a member of RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Center) in Norristown for 25 years. She was a resident of Marshall Lee Towers in Conshohocken for many years. On Catherine’s 100th Birthday, she received numerous recognitions and citations, namely from: Pope John Benedict XVI, President Bush and wife Laura, Senator John Rafferty Jr. and Governor Rendell.   

Catherine is survived by: 2 sons, Gerald E. Rath Jr. of Conshohocken and Charles J. Rath of Skippack; a daughter, Mary Patricia Kehoe of Worcester; 15 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and 7 great great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Monday morning, May 7th, from 9-10:20am at St. Matthew RC Church, 3rd Ave. & Fayette Sts., Conshohocken, PA 19428. A funeral mass will commence in the church at 10:30am. Interment, St. Matthew Cemetery in Conshohocken. Memorial donations in Catherine’s name may be made to St. Matthew Church Restoration Fund at the aforementioned address. Arrangements are by the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken. 



Jessie “Betty” Elizabeth (Saylor) McLaughlin, of East Norriton and formerly of W. 9th Ave. in Conshohocken passed away surrounded by her family on Friday, April 27th, 2007. She was born in Philadelphia on July 14th, 1930 daughter of the late James and Jewel (Rago) Saylor. She was the beloved wife of the late William Mclaughlin. Betty was 76 years of age.

She graduated from West Catholic High School For Girls. For much of her life she resided on W. 9th Ave in Conshohocken. Most recently she lived with her daughter, Annmarie and her family, in East Norriton for the past 11 years. She was a department head and cashier at the Thrift Drug in Plymouth Shopping Center . She also worked for Dollar Land in Norristown for 4 years. She found love and joy in her 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

She is survived in life by: a son, Ernest Horn of King of Prussia; 3 daughters, Annmarie (John) Derfler of East Norriton, Dianna Souder of East Norriton, and Linda (Paul) Hodges of Nashville, TN ; 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Predeceased by 2 sisters, Dolores Dilbeck and Rosie Gardner; and a granddaughter, Renee' Bell.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Thursday evening, May 3, from 6-8pm at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken. A funeral service will follow the calling hours on Thursday evening starting at 8pm officiated by the Rev. Bradley Lacey. Interment is private at the convenience of the family.



Michael W. Moore, a Mechanical Engineer, died Friday, 3/9/2007, at his home in West Norriton. He was born in Chestnut Hill on January 19, 1946 son of the late William A. and Elizabeth (Walters) Moore. He was the beloved husband of Mary E. (Gambone) Moore for 37 years. He was 61 years of age.

Mike was raised at the William A. Moore Funeral Home in Conshohocken where he assisted his mom and dad in the funeral business. He graduated from the former St. Matthew High School Class of 1963. Mike earned his Engineering Degree from Villanova University and a MBA from Drexel University working professionally for 40 years as a Professional Engineer. He worked for Philadelphia Electric Company for 22 years before opening a private practice as an engineering consultant specializing in Mechanical & Electrical systems. Mr. Moore was a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, Conshohocken AMBUCS , Special Olympics and was a regular contributor to the annual 4th of July Soap Box Derby Race held in Conshohocken, PA. Mr. Moore was an avid fisherman, world traveler and was particularly fond of vacationing via train through the picturesque Rocky and Sierra mountains each summer. With his infinite intelligence and engineering skills, he was a member of the Valley Forge Signal Seekers flying remote control airplanes, a steam locomotive historian and model railroader, and a builder of fine model sail ships. He was a Corvette enthusiast owning many in his lifetime. He was a wealth of knowledge when it came to the history of Western Civilization most especially WWII. Mike always enjoyed a good debate.

Survived by: 3 sons, Jason, Michael (Mailyn) and Christopher; a daughter, Melissa (Jeremy) Rutz; a brother, Robert W. Moore Sr.; 1 granddaughter, Emily Madison Rutz. Predeceased by: 3 brothers, William A. Moore Jr., Anthony “Tony” Moore, and Paul Moore.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Monday evening, March 12th, from 6-9pm at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken or on Tuesday morning, March 13th,`from 8:30-10am at the funeral home. A funeral mass will commence at 10:30am at St. Matthew RC Church, 3rd Ave. & Fayette St., Conshohocken. Interment, Calvary Cemetery in West Conshohocken. Memorial donations in Michael’s name may be made to St. Matthew RC Church, 3rd Ave. & Fayette St., Conshohocken, PA 19428 or to St. Francis of Assisi RC Church, Marshall & Buttonwood Sts., Norristown, PA 19401.



Richard W. “Rich” Rittenhouse, of Audubon, and formerly of Conshohocken and Manayunk, a retired warehouse employee, died on Monday, March 5, 2007 at the Coatesville VA Medical Center. He was born in Philadelphia on June 29, 1938 son of the late Virginia (Ryder) Rittenhouse. He was the husband of Sandra (Gladden) Rittenhouse. Rich was 68 years of age.

Rich served in the United States Navy on the USS Kretchmer. He was a sports enthusiast following the local teams, Phillies, Flyers and Eagles. He loved spending time with his grandkids. His grandchildren were his world.

Rich is survived by: 2 sons, Richard W. Jr. of Roxborough, and James T. of Chesterbrook; 3 daughters, Donna M. (Joe) Przydzial of Audubon, Diana R. (Thomas) Nicholson of Conshohocken and Lillian A. (John) Fleming of Eagleville; 7 grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a sister, Jean Brugger.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Thursday morning, March 8th, from 10-11:30am at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken. A funeral service will commence at 11:30am in the funeral home. Interment is private. Memorial donations in Rich’s name may be made to Coatesville VA Medical Ctr., 1400 Blackhorse Hill Rd., Coatesville, PA.



Frances (Verbiski) Birch, Birch, 2/23/07, Frances (Verbiski) of Conshohocken, beloved wife of the late Felix Birch for 55 years, who died on 3/30/06, and daughter of the late Michael and Kathryn (Jaczynska) Verbiski. Age, 79 years. Survived by: 2 daughters, Karen (Kenneth) Chmielewski of Green Lane, PA and Marlene (Paul) Ringhof of Boca Raton, FL; 2 sisters, Laura Shesko of Lancaster, and Jane Patton of Coatesville; a brother Morris Verbiski of Honey Brook; 3 grandchildren, Christian Chmielewski, Rebecca and Jennifer Ringhof; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Monday evening, February 26, from 7-9pm at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken or on Tuesday morning, February 27, from 8:30-9:30 am at the funeral home. A funeral mass will commence at 10am in St. Mary RC Church, Oak & Elm Sts., Conshohocken, PA 19428. Interment, Calvary Cemetery. Memorial donations in Frances’ name may be made to St. Mary RC Church at the aforementioned address.

William A. Moore Funeral Home
610-828-4006/www.williamamoore.com



Stella (Piotrowicz) Zadroga, of Malvern, PA and formerly of East Hector St. in Conshohocken, a retired machinist, died on Thursday, February 15th, 2007. She was born on the family farm in Kimberton, PA on April 20, 1921 daughter of the late James and Michalina (Bilski) Piotrowicz. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles F. Zadroga for 45 years. She was 85 years of age.

She graduated from Phoenixville High School Class of 1939. After high school, she worked at the former E.V. Hunter Knitting Company in Stowe. Stella then worked for the former William Force Co. in Conshohocken as a machinist until her retirement in 1986. She was a parishioner of St. Mary RC Church in Conshohocken. She enjoyed attending outdoor church festivals, polka dancing and fraternizing with friends. She was skilled in baking, cooking, sewing and gardening. With her roots in Conshohocken, Stella missed her Conshohocken friends dearly when she left in 2006.   

She is survived in life by: a daughter, Donna DiMonte and husband Tony of Malvern; and 3 grandchildren, Anthony III, Mark and Rachel DiMonte; many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by: brothers, Victor, John, Edward, Walter and Lewis; sisters, Jennie Borynack and Elizabeth Olszanowski; and a granddaughter, Michelle DiMonte.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Tuesday morning, February 20th from 8-10:30am at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken. A funeral mass will commence at 11am in St. Mary RC Church, Oak & Elm Sts., Conshohocken, PA 19428. Interment, Calvary Cemetery in West Conshohocken. Memorial donations in Stella’s name may be made to St. Mary RC Church at the aforementioned address.



Doris M. “Tommy” Henik, of Conshohocken, a retired administrative assistant, died on Saturday February 10, 2007. She was born in Conshohocken on February 13, 1930 daughter of the late Joseph and Irene (Ward) O’Donnell. She was the beloved wife of Charles Henik for 51 years. “Tommy” was 76 years of age.

“Tommy” was a parishioner of St. Matthew RC Church in Conshohocken and graduated from the former St. Matthew High School Class of 1948. She was employed by the Montgomery County Court House as an administrative assistant. Tommy could type 96 words a minute and found it nostalgic that her home overlooks the building where she learned to type, which is the former St. Matthew High School.   

Beside her husband, “Tommy” is survived in life by a son, Charles J. “Chuck” of Clementon, NJ; 3 daughters, Donna Demedio of Springfield, Delaware County, Theresa A. Schanfarber of St. Thomas USVI, Mary A. Henik of Union, NJ; a sister, Helen McLaughlin of Norristown; 7 grandchildren including Karl Henik, USN PO3 stationed on the aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Saturday morning, February 17th, 2007 from 9-10am at St. Matthew RC Church, 3rd Ave. & Fayette St., Conshohocken, PA 19428. A funeral mass will commence at 10am in the church. Interment, St. Matthew Cemetery in Conshohocken. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Doris’ name may be made to St. Matthew Church at the aforementioned address. Arrangements are by the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken.



Clara (Wolfrom) Walker, died peacefully at home in King of Prussia on February 6, 2007.

Mrs. Walker worked at Chatlin’s Department Store for a number of years until its closing. She was a devoted mother who enjoyed reading, gardening and the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN). Her Catholic faith was of great importance to her. Before falling ill, she was an active member of the Legion of Mary, the Altar and Rosary Society, the Intercessory Prayer group and a Bible study group at Mother of Divine Providence Church in King of Prussia.

Born in Swedesburg on August 3, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Adam and Rose (Sniegowski) Wolfrom. She was the wife of the late Harry B. Walker.

Surviving her is her daughter, Patricia Walker of King of Prussia; a sister-in-law, Janet Wolfrom of Conshohocken; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Franks of Collegeville; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Adam, Joseph, Thomas, and Vincent Wolfrom; and two sisters May Wolfrom and Anna Kruszewski.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Saturday morning, February 10th from 8:30-9:30am at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am in Mother of Divine Providence Church, 333 Allendale Rd., King of Prussia, PA 19406. Monsignor John T. Conway will be the celebrant. Interment, Calvary Cemetery in West Conshohocken.

Memorial contributions in her name may be made to Mother of Divine Providence Church at the aforementioned address or to Priest for Life, P.O. Box 141172 Staten Island, NY 10314-9920.

Her daughter wishes to express deep gratitude for the steadfast support of Montgomery Home Care and Hospice of Norristown.



Agatha “Ida” (Bruni) Cook, of Gulph Mills, died on Thursday February 1st, 2007.
Ida the Hairdresser was born in Conshohocken on September 27, 1924 . She was the daughter of the late Luigi and Rosaria (Visconi) Bruni, and the beloved wife of the late Jerome G. Cook Jr., a 32nd Degree Mason from Gulph Mills, who died in 1997.
She was 82 years old.

Ida was a parishioner of Ss. Cosmas and Damian RC Church in Conshohocken, and was a graduate of the former Conshohocken High School. She played a part in the domestic World War II effort by operating a crane at the former John Wood Tank Company, where she met her future husband Jerome. She went to Wilfred Academy of Hair and Beauty Culture in Philadelphia, where she went on to earn a full scholarship to become an instructor. Ida was the owner and operator of Ida’s Hair Salon in Conshohocken for over 50 years. She found pleasure in yard work, gardening, cooking, and candy making. She was also superior at knitting, crocheting, and sewing.   But as a Mother and Grandmother she shined. Spending endless hours of joy with her grandchildren and enriching their lives with her unconditional love.

Ida is survived in life by: a daughter, Dawn (David) Falco of E. Norriton; a sister, Regina “Jean” Ramey of Conshohocken; 2 grandchildren, Vincent Blaise and Louis Michael Falco; many nieces and nephews. Predeceased in life by: 4 brothers, Albert, Peter B., Emanuel and Peter L. Bruni; 3 sisters, Mary Cameron, Elizabeth Capannelli and Louise “Gigi” Dempsey.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Monday morning, February 5th from 8:00-10am at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken. A funeral mass will commence at 10:30am at Ss. Cosmas & Damian RC Church, 5th Ave & Maple Sts., Conshohocken. Interment is at St. Matthew Cemetery in Conshohocken. Memorial donations in Ida’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101.



Robert “Rob” L. McCarron, a truck driver of Conshohocken, died at his home on Saturday, January 20th. He was born in Norristown on February 4th, 1963 son of Rita (Leonard) McCarron and the late Nicholas G. McCarron Jr. Rob was 43 years of age.

Rob was a parishioner of St. Matthew RC Church in Conshohocken. He was employed as a truck driver for the former A to Z Rental, Riley Foam, Danella Construction and Wean Co. of Norristown. He loved hunting, fishing, especially trout fishing, traveling, history, the Eagles, and his dog, “Snow”, who he would take for long walks. As a family man, he loved his family above all. His nieces and nephews brought him great joy.

Rob is survived by: a brother, George McCarron III (Janice) of Plymouth Meeting; 4 sisters, Rita Marie Wilczynski (Vodge) of Norristown, Linda McKee (Larry) of Schwenksville, Donna Prendergast of Whitemarsh, and Kathleen Calamia (Joe) of Collegeville; nine nieces and nephews and two great nephews.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Thursday morning, January 25th from 9-10:55am at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken. A funeral service will commence at 11am in the funeral home conducted by Rev. Pastor James Donlon. Interment, St. Matthew Cemetery in Conshohocken. Memorial donations in Rob’s name may be made to St. Matthew RC Church, 3rd Ave. & Fayette St., Conshohocken, PA 19428.



Helen M. Zyke, an accountant of Plymouth Meeting, died on January 20th in Montgomery Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Adolph and Vera Zajkowski.

Helen graduated from the former Conshohocken High School. She was an accountant for the former Goodyear Tire Co. of Conshohocken and also the former Lee Tire & Rubber Co. of Conshohocken. Most recently she was employed as a cashier at Izenberg Deli of Lafayette Hill. Helen was a parishioner of St. Mary RC Church in Conshohocken.

Helen is survived by: a nephew, David White (Joan); 2 nieces, Patricia Pingue and Theresa Shaw; great nephews, Richard, David, and Dennis White and Michael Pingue; great nieces, Debra White and Laura Kennedy; her best friend in life, Pearl Barbato. Predeceased by: brothers, Edward and William Zyke; and sisters, Blanche White and Stella Bochnowicz and Isabel Zyke.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects Wednesday morning, January 24th in St. Mary RC Church, Oak & Elm Sts., Conshohocken, PA 19428 from 9:45-10:50am. A funeral mass will commence at 11am in the church. Memorial donations in Helen’s name may be made to St. Mary Restoration Fund at the aforementioned address. Arrangements are by the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken, PA.



Janet Marie (Lacey) Janett, a homemaker of Wachula, FL and formerly of Ambler, PA died on Tuesday, January 16, 2007. She was born in Philadelphia on August 3, 1931 daughter of the late Clifford and Helen Marie (Cosca) Lacey. She was the beloved wife of Frank C. Janett for 55 years. Janet was 75 years of age.

Janet enjoyed staying active in social and civic events in Ambler, PA and in Florida. As a professional clown, she was a member of The Clown Association. Meeting at age sixteen as high school sweethearts, Janet and her husband Frank were best friends who shared a deep love for each other raising a family of four.

Beside her husband, Janet is survived by: a son, Frank Janett; 3 daughters, Nancy Kaiser, Kathleen Lachman, and Patricia Janett; 1 brother, Clifford Lacey; 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Sunday evening, January 21st, from 6-8pm at Shaeff-Myers Funeral Home, 145 Tennis Ave., Ambler, PA or on Monday morning, January 22nd, from 10-11am at the funeral home. A funeral service will commence in the funeral home at 11am. Interment, Whitemarsh Memorial Park, 1169 Limekiln Pike, Prospectville, PA.



Barbara M. (Ruth) Pasquarello, of West Conshohocken, a legal secretary, died on Sunday, January 7th, 2007. She was born in Bryn Mawr on July 12th, 1943 daughter of the late Augustus and Constance (Golas) Ruth. She was the wife of the late Richard Pasquarello. Barbara was 63 years of age.

She was a parishioner of St. Mary RC Church in Conshohocken. Barbara graduated from the former Conshohocken High School Class of 1961. She worked as a legal secretary at various firms with her most recent employment at Wisler Pearlstein Talone Craig Garrity & Potash of Blue Bell. She also worked with her late brother Lawrence’s firm, which was DiGiacamo Ruth & Stern. Barbara loved all things to do with the beach in Sea Isle, NJ, trips to the Atlantic City Casinos and above all, her daughter Connie.

She is survived in life by: 1 daughter, Connie M. Pasquarello of West Conshohocken and her fiance’ Randy Herman of Lafayette Hill; 6 in laws, Florence Ruth of Plymouth Meeting, Carmella DeLuca of West Conshohocken, Robert (Betty) Pasquarello of Conshohocken, Rose (Joe) Romano of Norristown, John Pasquarello of Conshohocken, and Ruth Pasquarello of Plymouth Meeting; many nieces and nephews. Predeceased in life by her brother, Lawrence Ruth Esquire.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Thursday evening, January 11th, from 6:30-9pm or on Friday morning, January 12th, from 8:30-9:30am at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken. A funeral mass will be held at 10am in St. Mary RC Church, Oak & Elm Sts., Conshohocken, PA 19428. Interment, Calvary Cemetery in West Conshohocken. Memorial donations in Barbara’s name may be made to St. Mary RC Church at the aforementioned address.



Janice L. (Murphy) Morio, of King of Prussia, a school teacher and administrative secretary died in Mercy Suburban Hospital surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, January 6, 2007 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in King of Prussia on August 16, 1962 daughter of Francis and Lois (Sherk) Murphy. She was the beloved wife of Joseph H. Morio Jr. for 13 years. Janice was 44 years of age.

Janice was a parishioner of the Good Shepard Lutheran Church in King of Prussia. She graduated from Upper Merion High School Class of 1980. She then graduated from Brandywine College in Delaware and Montgomery County Community College with honors. Janice taught at the Piaget School in Gulph Mills and at Jollyday School in Wayne. She was most recently employed by Upper Merion Township as an administrative secretary in the Public Works Dept. Her passion in life was being a mother, wife and daughter to her loving family.

She is survived in life by: a daughter, Neve Morio; 2 brothers, David (Ellen) of Phoenixville and Thomas (Kristen) Murphy of W. Chester; 1 sister, Lois (John) Whitney of King of Prussia; 7 nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Thursday morning, January 11th, from 9:30-10:50am at the Good Shepard Lutheran Church, 132 E. Valley Forge Rd., King of Prussia, PA. A funeral service will commence in the church at 11am. Interment will be private in Calvary Cemetery, West Conshohocken. Memorial donations in Janice’s name may be made to the Neve Morio Scholarship Fund, C/O Rosa Viti, Bank of America, 236 W. Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia, PA 19406. Arrangements are by the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken.

2006

Florence M. (Gaw) Owens, of King of Prussia, a retired process technician for McNeil Laboratories in Fort Washington, PA, died on Tuesday, December 26, 2006 at Montgomery Hospital surrounded by loved ones. She was born in Philadelphia on October 24th, 1916 daughter of the late Lawson and Margaret (McBreen) Gaw. She was the beloved wife of the late Frances J. Owens, her first husband and the late Raymond Price, her second husband. Florence was 90 years of age.

Florence was 1 of 16 children formerly of the Germantown section of Philadelphia. She attended the former St. Vincent DePaul School. She was a parishioner of Mother of Divine Providence RC Church of King of Prussia.

Florence is survived in life by: 2 sons, Francis J. Owens Jr. (Patricia) of Spokane, WA and James D. Owens (Regina) of Lake Forrest, CA; 2 daughters, Roberta (Owens) Thompson Kelly of King of Prussia and Irene Gelardi (John) of Selden, NY; a brother, Lewis Gaw (Bunny); 2 sisters, Eleanor Boswell and Catherine Hanrahan; 19 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Friday evening, December 29th from 7-9pm at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken or on Saturday morning, December 30th from 10:00-11:15 at the funeral home. A funeral mass will commence at 12pm in Mother of Divine Providence Church, 333 Allendale Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham Ave. & Ivy Hill Rd., Phila. Memorial donations in Florence’s name may be made to Mother of Divine Providence Sanctuary Fund at the aforementioned address.



Marie “Reanne” (Lawless) Whitmore, a homemaker of King of Prussia died on Saturday, December 16th, 2006. She was born in Bridgeport on August 23, 1930 daughter of the late John P. and Mary E. (McGee) Lawless. She was the beloved wife of William Colley Whitmore Sr. for 56 years. She was 76 years of age.

She graduated from Notre Dame Academy in Villanova and Pierce Business College. She was a parishioner of St. Augustine RC Church in Bridgeport, which is the church her grandparents were instrumental in building. She was president of the Ladies Guild at St. Augustine’s in the 1960’s. She enjoyed Notre Dame Football and traveling with her husband. She was very proud of her Irish Heritage. Reanne was a family oriented woman, who was the matriarch of the Whitmore family and loved her grandchildren dearly.

Beside her husband, she is survived by: 2 sons, William C. Whitmore Jr. (Jeanne) of Malvern and Robert J. Whitmore (Maureen) of King of Prussia; 1 brother, Bernard Lawless of Royersford; 3 sisters, Joan McKernan of King of Prussia, Elizabeth Simmons of Royersford, and Ellen Pretzello of Georgia; 9 grandchildren, Christine, Shannon, William C. Whitmore III, Courtney, Lauren, Christopher, Ryan, Ian and Sean; and 1 great-grandchild, William C. Whitmore IV. She was predeceased in life by: a daughter, Linda Marie Ross; a brother, James Lawless; and a sister, Cecilia Keil.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Wednesday morning, December 20th, from 9-10:25am in St. Augustine RC Church, 464 Ford St., Bridgeport, PA 19405. A funeral mass will commence at 10:30am in the church. Interment, St. Augustine Cemetery in King of Prussia. Memorial donations in Reanne’s name may be made to St. Augustine RC Church at the aforementioned address. Arrangements are by the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken.



Wallace P. Young Jr. “Wally”, a glass technician of Conshohocken died December 5th, 2006. He was born on November 29, 1969 son of Wallace P. “Wally” Sr. and Alice (Burns) Young. Wally was 37 years of age.
      
He graduated from PW High school class of 1987. Wally was associated with his father in Wally’s Glass Co. of Conshohocken, where he put his heart and soul into his work making him an integral part of the company’s operations. He was an artist, who enjoyed all types of art and loved to sketch. He enjoyed fishing and spending time in Wildwood, NJ. He was a member of St. Matthew RC Church in Conshohocken, PA.

Beside his parents, Wally is survived by 3 brothers: David, Brian and Kenneth; 3 nieces and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects Sunday evening December 10th, from 6pm to 8pm or Monday morning, December 11th, from 8:30 to 10am at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken, A funeral mass will commence at 10:30am in St. Matthew RC Church 3rd Ave. and Fayette St., Conshohocken, PA. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, W. Conshohocken, PA.



Eugene “Gene” J. Massimini, of Conshohocken, died on Tuesday Dec. 5, 2006. Gene was born in Norristown on Aug. 24, 1955 son of Marie M. (Dippolito) Massimini and the late Eugene J. Massimini. Gene was 51 years of age.

Gene graduated from the John Hancock School. The Developmental Enterprise of Centre Point employed him. Gene was very fond of dancing and singing and knew all the names of the great singers. Gene had a vast collection of records and liked all types of Music. He was a participant in the Special Olympics. Gene was a member of SS. Cosmas & Damian RC Church, where he loved to go and sing along with the Mass.
      
His beloved mother Marie, one brother Paul (Rosemary) Massimini, and 2 nephews survive Gene.
      
Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Saturday morning, Dec. 9th, from 9am to10am in SS Cosmas & Damian RC Church 5th. Ave. and Maple St. Conshohocken, PA. A Funeral Mass will commence at 10am in the church. Interment, St. Matthew Cemetery, Conshohocken, PA. Arrangements are by the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken, PA.



Louise “Gigi” (Bruni) Dempsey, of Conshohocken, a cafeteria supervisor, died on Thursday, November 30, 2006 at her home. She was born in Conshohocken on September 4th, 1927 daughter of the late Luigi and Rosaria (Visconi) Bruni. She was the beloved wife of the late John E. “Jack” Dempsey Jr. She was 79 years of age.

Gigi graduated from the former Conshohocken High School. She was an employee of the former Merion Worster Mill. Gigi and her husband owned and operated a poultry store in the lower part of Conshohocken, where they sold livestock. She was a cafeteria supervisor for the Colonial School District for many years. She was a parishioner of St. Cosmas & Damian RC Church but also attended and prayed at other area parishes. She was a dedicated supporter of the St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. She loved children and people, flowers and gardening, crocheting, dollar store shopping, yard sales and the Atlantic City Casinos. Gigi was the most selfless, giving joyful soul and was always the life of the party. With her great sense of humor she was always a spirit lifter and a genuine friend to everyone. She lived for many years with a serious heart condition but always remained active and with such a positive attitude it could be easy to forget. Gigi was a very special person, who was dearly loved and will be missed by everyone.

Survived by: 2 daughters, Rosemary (Paul) Massimini of Conshohocken and Jacqueline (John) Stewart of Conshohocken; 2 sisters, Regina Ramey of Conshohocken and Ida Cook of West Conshohocken; 4 grandchildren, Paul Owen Massimini, Michael Joseph Massimini, John Michael Stewart, and Jennifer Stewart Ball. Predeceased in life by: 4 brothers, Albert, Peter, Emanuel and Peter Jr.; 2 sisters, Mary Cameron and Elizabeth Cappinelli.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Monday morning, December 4th from 9-10:25am at St. Cosmas & Damian RC Church, 5th Ave. & Maple Sts., Conshohocken PA 19428. A funeral mass will commence in the church at 10:30am. Interment, St. Matthew Cemetery. Memorial donations in Gigi’s memory may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 363 7th Ave. 18th Floor, NY NY 10001 or Poinsettias to Ss. Cosmas & Damian Church, which will be used to decorate the church altar for Christmas after the funeral. Arrangements are by the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken.



Daniel Carlino, a laborer of East Berlin, PA and formerly of Conshohocken, died Nov. 29-2006. He was born on Jan 2-1942 son of the late Patrick A. and Josephine A. Carlino. He was the husband of Dorothy (Hamel) Carlino. Dan was 64 years of age.

Dan was born and raised in the Cedar Heights section of Conshohocken. He went to St. Matthew Grade School and attended PW High School. He was a member of Lincoln Fire Co., Oaks Fire Co. and a life member of Harmonville Fire Co. He worked at the former Lee Tire & Rubber Co., Synthane Taylor, Militia Hill Security and Young Window. One of his hobbies was CB radios and his handle was “Pappa Bear”.

Survived by: a brother, Patrick of Quakertown; and a sister Kathleen Young of Newark, DE. Predeceased by a sister, Marion Carlino.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Tuesday morning, December 5th, from 9:30-11am at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken. A funeral service will commence in the funeral home at 11am. Interment, St. Matthew Cemetery in Conshohocken.



John J. “Jack” Irwin, of E. Norriton and formerly of Taylor Rd., Conshohocken, a retired executive salesman for Weyerhauser Paper, died Saturday, November 18, 2006. He was born in Conshohocken son of the late William and Sarah (Cunnane) Irwin. He was the beloved husband of Patricia A. (Mulvey) Irwin for 51 years. Jack was 78 years of age.

He graduated from the former St. Matthew High School Class of ’46. He recently met with his classmates for a Class of ‘46 Communion Breakfast. As a talented basketball player for St. Matthew High School, he was offered a scholarship to LaSalle College. Jack was a parishioner of St. Matthew Parish, where he was active as a Eucharistic Minister and an active member of the St. Vincent DePaul Society. He was an engineer in the US Army during the Korean War. He was employed by Hamilton Paper in Miquon, which became Weyerhauser Paper. He was an executive salesman for Weyerhauser for 33 years. He coached various youth sporting organizations including Babe Ruth Baseball. Jack was ever proud of his Irish Heritage was evident in his love for Notre Dame Football. Above all else, he loved his family and being involved with his grandchildren.

Beside his wife, Jack is survived by: a son John “Jack” P. Irwin of East Norriton; a daughter, Nancy P. (Andrew Jr.) Hamaday of Landsdale; 5 grandchildren; a brother, William of Plymouth Meeting; 3 sisters, Ruth McCormick of Lower Gwyned, Rita Barry of Ambler, and Nancy Irwin of Blue Bell; many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a brother, Joseph.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Wednesday morning, November 22, from 8:30-10am at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken. A funeral mass will commence at 10:30am in St. Matthew RC Church, 3rd Ave. & Fayette St., Conshohocken, PA 19428. Interment, Calvary Cemetery, W. Conshohocken. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Jack’s name may be made to the St. Matthew St. Vincent DePaul Society at the aforementioned address.



John H. Clark, Jr. “Jack”, of Warminster and formerly of Conshohocken died Nov. 16-2006. He was born in Phila. on Oct 26-1933 son of the late John H. Sr. and Ethel (Miller) Clark. He was 73 years of age.
    He attended Roxborough High School. He was an electrician for the Norristown State Hospital. He was a Korean War veteran serving in the US Navy, where he was stationed on the USS Toledo. He was an avid fan of the Phillies and Eagles. He enjoyed spending time with his grandson, Colton and cheering him on with his sports.
       Surving John are: daughters, Barbara Clark of Plymouth Meeting, Jacqueline Jones of Missouri, Roseanna Bickle of New Jersey; sons, Joseph Clark of Warminster, John H. III of Texas; a brother, Robert Clark (Ethel) of Virginia; a sister; Pat Wilson of Valley Forge; 14 grandchildren, Colton Grissom, Adam Clark, Raymond, Allen, Clifton Kyle, Adrien Jones, Maranda Stevens, Jeffery, Kimberly, and Rhonda Bickel, Elizabeth Thomas, John, and Jacqueline Clark; 2 great grandchildren Jacen Jones, and Wayne Thomas; 2 brothers-in-laws, John Greenzweig and Robert Kokoles. Predeceased by a brother Raymond Clark and sisters Geri Greenzweig, and Judith Kokoles.
      Relatives and friends may pay their respects Tuesday Morning, Nov. 21, from 9am to 11am at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken, PA. A funeral service will commence at 11am. Memorial donations in John’s name may be made to the American Heart Association 625 W. Ridge Pike, Conshohocken, PA 19428.



Frances M. (Hanf) Mckernan, of Roxbourgh, a retired bank employee died on Friday November 10. She was born in Phila. on Aug. 17-1910 daughter of the late John and Rose M. (Gallagher) Hanf. She was the wife of the late Joseph T. Mckernan, Sr. Frances was 96 years of age.
      She was a retired bank employee, employed by American Bank and Wachovia Bank. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Church in the Manayunk section of Phila. She was very fond of reading, working crossword puzzles, cooking and baking.
       She is survived by sons: Francis A. (Joan) of King of Prussia, John M. (Antoinette) of Roanoke; and daughter in law Phyllis Mckernan wife of the late Joseph T. McKernan Jr.; 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by brothers: John, Frederick, and Joseph; sisters, Anna Hanf, Claire Kondolf, Mary Silvethorne, Julia Hanson, and Rose Rafter; a great granddaughter, Megan M. McKelvey.
    Relatives and Friends may pay their respects Tuesday evening November 14th. from 6:30pm to 9pm and on Wed. morning from 8:15 to 9:20am at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken, PA. A funeral mass will commence at 10am in St. Augustine RC Church, 464 Ford St., Bridgeport PA. Interment, St. Patrick Cemetery, DeKalb Pike in Norristown, PA.



Josephine Blanche Palacio, who passed away on November 9, 2006, in Mill Valley, CA, had lived in Conshohocken for 75 of her
98 years. Daughter of Irish immigrants, Lawrence N. and Mary Fitzpatrick Blanche, she was born on January 26, 1908 at
49 Harry St., Conshohocken. The youngest of three children, she was baptized Josephine Agnes in the old St Matthew's
Church at Hector and Harry Streets. She attended St. Matthew's Elementary and High Schools, Chestnut Hill College and the
Philadelphia School of Industrial Art. In 1930, she married Francis C. Palacio, of Philadelphia and Cienfuegos, Cuba, and bore
five children. Always active in parish and civic affairs, she served as President of St. Matthew's PTA, and the Conshohocken
Visiting Nurse Association, and was a member of the Conshohocken Art League. In 1965, she purchased the old Max Greenbaum's
general store on Barren Hill Road, Spring Mill, and opened the "Spring Mill Country Store". Later, she remodeled a barn on the property to use as a fabric and sewing shop. In 1982, "Jo" and Frank retired to Beaufort, S.C.. After his death in 1984, Jo moved to Charleston, SC and then to Mill Valley, CA.

She is survived by four daughters: Mrs. Blanche Kammer of Alameda, CA, Mrs. Mercedes Pannone of Chapel Hill, NC, Mrs. Joan
O'Rourke of East Greenwich, RI, Mrs. Renata Dorn of Gualala, CA, eleven grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren. Her only son, Lawrence Francis of St. Simon's, GA, preceded her in death in 2003.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 9, 2006 at 10:30 AM at St, Matthew's Church, Conshohocken, PA. Interment will be at St.Matthew's Cemetery. Memorial donations in honor of "Jo" may be made to St. Matthew's Parish.



Edward Bovell, a retired fork lift operator of Conshohocken, died on Wednesday November 8, 2006. He was born in Lower Merion on September 1, 1924 son of the late William and Lillian (Frank) Bovell. He was the beloved husband of the late Marguerite A. (Blair) Bovell for 50 years. He was 82 years of age.

He was a parishioner of St. Matthew RC Church. He graduated from the former West Conshohocken High School. He was a medic in the US Army during WWII serving in the South Pacific. He worked at the former Alan Wood Steel and was a member of the United Steel Workers of America Local 1492. He was employed by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. of Conshohocken. He also worked for Bentley and Harris as a fork lift operator. He loved country music and was a Pittsburgh Steelers Fan.   

Ed is survived in life by: 2 sons, Edward R. of Upper Gwynedd and William of Conshohocken; 1 daughter, Joyce Fitzwater of Skippack Twp.; 2 sisters, Jean Geary of Lancaster; and Ada Jiminez of W. Conshohocken; a brother, David of Malvern; 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Predeceased in life by: a sister, Elva Childress; 5 brothers: Louis, William, John, Arthur and George.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Monday morning, November 13, from 8:30-10:30am at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken. A Catholic Funeral Service will be conducted in the funeral home at 10:30am officiated by the Rev. James Donlon. Interment, George Washington Memorial Park, Butler Pike and Stenton Ave. Memorial donations in Ed’s name may be made to American Cancer Society, High Point Prof. Bldg., 700 Horizon Circle Suite 201, Chalfont, PA 18914.



Daniel F. "Dan" Donahue Jr., a retired postal carrier of Conshohocken, died on Saturday, September 23, 2006. He was born in Norristown on July 28, 1923 son of the late Daniel and Anna (McNichol) Donahue. He was the beloved husband of Edythe (Sherratt) Donahue for 56 years. Dan was 83 years of age.

Dan attended the former St. Patrick School System and graduated Norristown High School Class of 1941. He served in the US Army during WWII as a rifleman. He fought in the India-Burma-China & Central Burma Campaign. He was one of the infamous Merrill's Marauders, who served gallantly in the Pacific Theater and who were the subject of a famous Hollywood movie. For his faithful service he received the following decorations and citations: Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with three Bronze Stars and the WWII Victory Medal. He was employed in the US Post Office Conshohocken Branch as a postal carrier. Dan was well known as the mail carrier for E.8th to E. 12th Ave in Conshohocken. He was avid walker and loved to read the newspaper. Dan liked war movies and was proud of his Irish Heritage. He was a member of the Norristown VFW, Fraternal Order of Police, Conshohocken Fire Co. No. 2 and the Norristown Eagles Club. He was a parishioner of St. Matthew RC Church in Conshohocken.

Dan is survived in life by: one son, Daniel J. Sr. (Joanne) of Chicago; one daughter, Margaret Novitski (Stephen) of Conshohocken; 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Wednesday evening, Sept. 27, from 6-8pm or on Thursday morning, Sept., 28 from 8:30-10am at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken. A funeral mass will commence at 10:30am in St. Matthew RC Church, 3rd Ave. & Fayette St., Conshohocken. Interment is at St. Patricks Cemetery in Norristown.



Stanley W. "Duggie" Dugas, a chemical compounder of Conshohocken, died on Monday, September 4th, 2006. He was born in Norristown on March 26th, 1924 son of the late Joseph and Josephine (Deskewicz) Dlugaszewski. He was the beloved husband of Jennie "Nina" Suvitsky for 59 years. Stanley was 82 years of age.

Stanley was a parishioner of St. Mary RC Church in Conshohocken. He was a soldier in the United States Marine Corps serving in WWII in the China-Burma-India Campaign of the Pacific Theatre. He was employed by Quaker Chemical as a Chemical Compounder.. He loved golf and bowling especially with his coworkers at Quaker Chemical. Stanley was an avid Phillies fan. He also loved to read.

Beside his wife, Stanley is survived by: 2 sons, Donald of Ambler and Timothy of East Norriton; 2 daughters, Theresa Carline of Conshohocken and Marianne Jarota of Conshohocken; 10 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Stanley was predeceased in life by: a son, James; 3 brothers, Frank, Joseph, and Harry; and a sister, Sarah Wyrwas.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Thursday morning, September 7th, from 8:30am-9:50am in St. Mary RC Church, Oak and Elm Sts., Conshohocken, PA 19428. A funeral mass will commence in the church at 10am. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family at St. Benedict Cemetery in Conshohocken. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations in Stanley's name be made to St. Mary Church Restoration Fund at the aforementioned address. Arrangements are by the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken.



Walter S. "Gags" Koniewicz, a steel worker of Milford, DE and formerly of Conshohocken, died on Monday, August 14th, 2006. He was born in Conshohocken on December 19th, 1924 son of the late Anthony and Sophia Koniewicz. He was the beloved husband of Mary Ann (Hoban) Koniewicz for 56 years. Gags was 81 years of age.

Gags resided in the Cedar Heights section of Conshohocken. was an employee of the former Alan Wood Steel Co. for 24 years. He was a member of the United Steel Workers of America Local 1392. He also worked at Krylon Corporation in Norristown. He was active in the Conshohocken Soap Box Derby, where many of his sons participated. He moved to Milford, DE 20 years ago, where he enjoyed boating and fishing on Delaware Bay. He was a member of St. Matthew RC Church in Conshohocken.

Beside his wife, he is survived by: 4 sons: John of Conshohocken, James of Schwenksville, Walter Jr. of Conshohocken and Keven of Plymouth Meeting; 3 daughters: Marlene Walker of Delaware, Lorraine Volz of Spring City, and Cheryl Koniewicz of Florida; a sister, Mary Bulatewicz of Conshohocken; 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Friday morning, August 18th, from 9:30-10:20am at St. Matthew RC Church, 3rd Ave & Fayette St., Conshohocken, PA 19428. A funeral mass will commence in the church at 10:30am. Interment is at River Side Cemetery in Norristown at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations in Walter's name be made to St. Matthew Church at the aforementioned address.



Joseph L. "Reds" Staley, an entrepreneur of Conshohocken, died on Thursday, August 3, 2006. He was born in Conshohocken on September 10th, 1918 son of the late Levi and Julia (Kelly) Staley. He was the beloved husband of Jean (Dieciedue) Staley for 60 years. Joe was 87 years of age.

Joe was educated in the former St. Matthew School System. He attended Drexel University studying electrical engineering. He was employed by the former Walker Brothers Company during World War II becoming an immediate and intricate part of the war effort by keeping the pre-computerized automated manufacturing systems in working order being on call 24/7.   He established his electrical contracting business, J&J Staley Electric Supply in 1948, retiring in 1981. In his earlier years, Joe enjoyed training and racing horses. He was a philanthropist and humanitarian supporting many agencies for the welfare of underprivileged people. Many good times with Joe were had at the family's summer home in West Wildwood, NJ.   Although Joe was a multi talented man with numerous hobbies, special interests and activities, his true passion was being the patriarch of his 75-member family.

Joe is survived in life by: 1 son, Jack (Cathy) Staley of King of Prussia; 5 daughters residing in Plymouth: Dolores (Mickey) Borkowski, Bernadette (John) Licata, Patricia "Tish" (Tom Wagner) Murray, Theresa (Bob) Wood, and Tina Staley Grimner; 19 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Joe was preceded in death by: a daughter, Frances Jane; brothers, John, Francis, & Richard; and sisters, Madalyn and Deborah.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Monday evening, August 7th, from 6-9pm at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken or on Tuesday morning, August 8th, from 8:30-10am at the funeral home. A funeral mass will commence at 10:30am in St. Matthew RC Church, 3rd and Fayette Sts., Conshohocken. Interment, St Matthew Cemetery in Conshohocken. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations in Joe's name be made to: Montgomery Home Care and Hospice, 25 W. Fornance St., Norristown, PA 19401.



Martha (Sniegowski) Wilkinson, of Lafayette Hill, PA, died on Thursday, August 3rd, 2006. She was born in King of Prussia on October 11, 1909 daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Ann (Piechnik) Sniegowski. She was the beloved wife of the late Vincent Wilkinson for 46 years. She was 96 years of age.

Martha was a parishioner of St. Mary RC Church in Conshohocken. She belonged to the following Catholic Organizations: Holy Rosary, Adoration Society, Our Lady of Fatima, and the Sacred Heart Society. She found pleasure within her vast culinary skills.

She is survived by: daughters, Mary Ann, wife of Bernard, (Wilkinson) Kozikowski, of Lafayette Hill, PA and Sister Dorothy Wilkinson, SSC, St. Leo the Great, Lancaster, PA; a granddaughter, Dorothy, wife of Bud, (Kozikowski) Swedkowski of Norristown; a grandson, David Swedkowski; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by: 2 brothers, Stephen and Joseph Snow; 2 sisters, Rose Wolfrom and Theresa Sohoski.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Sunday evening, August 6, from 6-8pm at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken or on Monday morning, August 7th, from 8:30-9:30am at the funeral home. A funeral mass will commence at 10am in St. Mary RC Church, Oak & Elm Sts., Conshohocken, PA 19428. Interment, St. Benedict Cemetery, Conshohocken. The family requests memorial donations in Martha's name be made to St. Mary Church at the aforementioned address.



Francis J. "Frank" Rydel, a sales representative, of Mont Clare, PA and formerly of Conshohocken, died on Monday, July 31, 2006. He was born in Norristown on September 15, 1947 son of the late Frank and Ann (Bukosky) Rydel. Frank was 58 years of age.

Frank attended the former St. Mary Grade School and graduated from the former St. Matthew High School Class of 1965. Frank was a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran. He was employed by Strawbridge and Clothier as a sales representative for 40 years in the Plymouth Meeting Mall location. He was an avid reader, a history buff and family historian, always enjoying heated political discussions. He was a lifelong Yankee and Dallas Cowboy fan.

Frank is survived by: a brother, Gene (Ann) Rydel of Phoenixville; 2 nieces, Tania (Chris) Hires and Tracy Ann Rydel MD; a great nephew, Ryan Hires.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Saturday morning, August 5th from 8:30-10:20am at St Mary RC Church, Oak and Elm Sts., Conshohocken. A funeral mass will commence in the church at 10:30am. Interment, St. Benedict Cemetery, Colwell Lane, Conshohocken. Arrangements are by the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken.



Chester F. Orzech Jr. "Chet", a truck driver of Conshohocken, died Tuesday July 11th, 2006. He was born in Norristown on March 13th, 1950 son of the late Izabel (Bruzda) and Chester F. Orzech Sr. Chet was 56 years of age.

Chet was an avid fisherman in both salt and fresh water with French Creek State Park being one of his favorite spots. When Chet was a young man he backpacked through Northern Africa and Europe for about a year receiving much culture and experience. He was a member of the Stony Creek Angler and Trout Nursery of Norristown. He graduated the former St. Mary grade school and graduated PW High School class of 1968. He shot shuffleboard for Carol's Lounge in the Conshohocken Shuffleboard League. He was a member of the St. Mary RC Church in Conshohocken. Chet was rich in life and laughter always kind to others, thusly all that knew him, loved him.

Chet is survived by: 2 sons, Daniel and Kevin both of Conshohocken; 1 sister, Donna Marie Orzech of Conshohocken; and 1 brother, Theodore A. of Rheoboth Beach, DE; 1 grandchild, Daniel Rocchino-Orzech; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects Friday morning, July 14, 2006 from 8:45am to 10am with a Funeral Mass to commence at 10am in St. Mary RC Church, Oak and Elm St., Conshohocken, PA 19428, Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Chet's name may be made to St. Mary's Church Restoration Fund at the aforementioned address.



Catherine "Kitty" (Freas) Bowman, of Conshohocken, a retired Pharmaceutical Assembler, died on Saturday, July 8th, 2006. She was born in Spring Mill, PA on November 15th, 1913 daughter of the late Jeremiah and Margaret (Ruser) Freas and beloved wife of the late Robert A. Bowman, who died in 1979. Kitty was 92 years of age.

She was a parishioner of St. Matthew Church, where she volunteered her time and talents to various church activities throughout the years. She was educated in the St. Matthew School System. She was employed by the former Lee Tire Rubber Co. in the cafeteria, ans Kitty was a pharmaceutical assembler for the Sharp Company of Conshohocken. She was the oldest living member of the Spring Mill Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary having a 70 year tenure. She was also a life member of the Spring Mill Fire Company. She was skilled in crocheting always making afghans and other keepsakes for others. She loved to play Bingo.

She is survived by: a son, Robert A. (Lynn) Bowman Jr. of Sea Isle, NJ; a daughter, Judith "Judy" (David) Minnick; a sister, Frances Rutter of Eagleville, PA; 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Predeceased by: 4 brothers, Jeremiah, August, Jacob, and William Freas; 2 sisters, Margaret Smith and Helen Freas.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Tuesday evening, July 11, from 7-9pm at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken or on Wednesday morning, July 12, from 8:30-10am in the funeral home. A funeral mass will commence at 10:30am in St. Matthew RC Church, 3rd Ave., & Fayette St., Conshohocken, PA 19428. Interment, St. Matthew Cemetery in Conshohocken. Memorial donations in Kitty's name may be made to St. Matthew RC Church at the aforementioned address.



Thomas "Tom" Finneran, of Conshohocken, a window assembler, died from an industrial accident at Young Window on Thursday, July 6th, 2006. He was born in Norristown on June 14th, 1966 son of Gerald Sr. and Mary Ann (Zalik) Finneran. Tom was 40 years of age.

Tom was educated in the Plymouth Whitemarsh School System, graduating from PW High School in 1984. He was a member of St. Mary's RC Church Conshohocken . Tom was a window assembler for Young Window of Conshohocken for 17 years. He was an avid hometown sports fan religiously following the Flyers, Phillies and Eagles. He enjoyed watching wrestling on TV and shooting darts. Tom was an avid music fan and enjoyed live comedy. "E-A-G-L-E-S!!!!!"

Beside his mom and dad, Tom is survived by: 2 brothers, Michael of Conshohocken and Gerald Jr. of Jeffersonville, Indiana; a sister, Juliann McLaughlin of Royersford; 3 nieces and 1 nephew; and 2 great nieces and 1 great nephew.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Monday evening, July 10 from 6-8pm at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken or on Tuesday morning July 11th from 8:45-10am at St. Mary RC Church, Oak and Elm St., Conshohocken, PA 19428. A funeral mass will commence in the church at 10am. Interment, St. Benedicts Cemetery, Colwell Lane, Conshohocken. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations in Tom's name be made to St. Mary Church Restoration Fund at the aforementioned address.



Mary R. (DeSantis) Mellon, a retired assembler of Conshohocken, died June 10th in Montgomery Hospital, Norristown. She was born in Conshohocken on April 12, 1928 daughter of the late Eugene and Marie (Ferretti) DeSantis. She was the wife of the late John Mellon. Mary was 78 years of age.

She attended Conshohocken Schools. She worked at the former Merion Worcester Mill and was retired from the Sharpe Corp. Among her hobbies was doing cross word puzzles and watching her special shows on TV. She was a member of SS Cosmas & Damian RC Church.

Mary is survived by: two brothers: Alzo DeSantis of Malvern and Eugene DeSantis of Conshohocken; one sister, Vivian Angelucci of Conshohocken; her special friend Geraldine "Jerry" Ford; many nieces and nephews and also great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters: Dolores O'Connell, Grace McNamara, and Rita Murray.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects to the family on Tuesday morning June 20th in SS Cosmas & Damian RC Church, 5th Ave. and Maple St. Conshohocken, PA. from 9:30am to 10am with a funeral mass to commence at 10am. Interment St. Matthew Cemetery, Conshohocken, Pa. Donations in Mary's name may be made to SS Cosmas and Damian Church, 5th Ave. and Maple St., Conshohocken, PA 19428. Arrangements are by the William A. Moore Funeral Home 708 Fayette St. Conshohocken, PA.



Peter J. "Pete" Zboinski, of King of Prussia, a missile and defense system engineer died on Wednesday, June 07, 2006. He was born in Norristown on December 4, 1947 son of the late John and Ida (Kateusz) Zboinski. Pete was the beloved husband of Susan G. Harmon Zboinski.

Pete graduated the former St. Mary Grade School and the former St. Matthew High School class of '65. He was a Vietnam War Veteran serving in the United States Air Force from 1965-1985 as a Nuclear Weapons Specialist retiring with the rank of Master Sergeant. While in the Air Force, he received the following decorations and medals: Air Force Commendation Medal with 2 devices, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Air Force Organizational Excellence Award, Air Force Good Conduct Medal with 5 devices, National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with 4 devices, NCO Professional Military Education Graduation Ribbon, and Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon. He was employed by Lockheed Martin in King of Prussia as a Missile and Defense System Engineer. His hobbies included woodworking and playing with his pet parrot, "Coco". He was a socialite of the King of Prussia Fire Company, where he had many friends.

Survived by: a brother, Richard Zboinski of Conshohocken; and 3 step children: Kimberly A. Harmon of Sanatoga, Michael E. (Michelle) Harmon of Ardmore, and James E. Harmon Jr. of Phoenixville; and 3 grandchildren.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Friday evening, June 9, from 7-9pm at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken or on Saturday morning, June 10, in the funeral home from 9-10am. A Catholic Service will commence in the funeral home at 10am officiated by Rev. Pastor Monsignor Grudowski. Interment, St. Benedicts Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Pete's name may be made to King of Prussia Fire Co., 170 Allendale Rd., King of Prussia, PA 19406.



Thomas G. "Tommy" Hooven, of King of Prussia, an employee of Oliver Sprinkler Co., died on Tuesday, May 30, 2006. He was born in Upper Darby on September 21, 1964 son of the late Robert Hooven and Dorothy (Ott) Hooven Centanni. He was the beloved husband of Jennifer (Cossel) Hooven. He was 41 years of age.

Tommy graduated Upper Merion High School Class of '83. He coached the King of Prussia Indians 75lb Football Team for 8 years coaching his players to win 2 championships. Most importantly, Tommy instilled good morales and values in the boys he coached through the triumphs and tribulations of football and of his own example as a man. He was a sports enthusiast in many ways. He participated in the Upper Merion Adult Softball League. Tommy enjoyed spending time with his friends either through conversation or Friday night poker games. Tommy and Jen were the loving and vigilant caretakers of Tommy's late mother, Dorothy, staying by her side up to her passage in 2002.   Tommy was most proud of his and Jen's greatest accomplishment, their family, Zachary, and Ashla.

Beside his wife, Jennifer, Tommy is survived by: a son, Zachary Hooven; a daughter, Ashla Hooven; and a brother, Robert Hooven of Paoli. He was predeceased by a brother, Gary Hooven.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Friday evening, June 2, from 6-9pm at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken or on Saturday morning, June 3, from 9-10:50am at the funeral home. A Catholic Funeral Service will commence at 11am in the funeral home officiated by Reverend Pastor Monsignor Conway of Mother of Divine Providence RC Church in King of Prussia. Interment is at Valley Forge Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Tommy's name may be made to Zachary and Ashla Hooven's scholarship fund, C/O Wachovia Bank, 694 W. Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia, PA 19406.



Robert M. "Bob" Stillman Sr., of Conshohocken, a retired operator and foreman, died Wednesday, May 24th, 2006. He was born in Glenolden, PA on April 21st, 1931 son of the late William and Mary (McNally) Stillman. He was the beloved husband of Marjorie (Kelly) Stillman for 42 years. Bob was 75 years of age.

Bob was a member of St. Matthew RC Church in Conshohocken, where he donated much of his time and talents to various parish activities. He was employed as a foreman at the former North American Film, a heavy equipment operator for Doyle & Hemcher Construction Co., a bartender at the Brown Derby, and Bob could most recently be seen driving the auto parts truck for Napa in Conshohocken. His special interests were wrestling, his various collectibles, fishing, sports-most especially those that his grandchildren participated and the Conshohocken Little League.

Beside his wife, Marjorie, Bob is survived by: a son, Robert M. (Rebecca) Stillman Jr. of W. Norriton; 2 daughters, Maureen Pfanders of Norristown, and Kathleen (Keith) Berry of Linfield; 5 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 9 brothers and sisters: William, Joseph, Leonard, Edward, Harold, Marion Stillman, Dorothy Berry, Elsie Esham and Emily Bettcher.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Friday evening, May 26th, from 6-8pm at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken or on Saturday morning, May 27, from 8:30-9:30am at the funeral home. A funeral mass will commence at 10am in St. Matthew RC Church, 3rd & Fayette St., Conshohocken. Interment is at St. Matthew Cemetery, North Lane and Butler Pike, Plymouth.



Kathleen "Kay" (Wood) Rhoads, Kathleen "Kay" (Wood) Rhoadsof Plymouth Meeting, a retired Pennsylvania vocational rehabilitation counselor, died on Thursday, May 18, 2006. She was born in Philadelphia on January 14, 1928 daughter of the late Walter and Mae (Ryan) Wood. She was 78 years of age.

Kay graduated from Hallahan High School class of 1946. She went onto receive her BA in Psychology from Chestnut Hill College. She was a vocational rehabilitation counselor for the State of Pennsylvania. Kay was active in the Montgomery County Democratic Party. She enjoyed reading, working crossword puzzles, birdwatching and wildlife, going to the theater and shopping. Above all, she enjoyed her grandchildren.

Kay is survived by: a son, Philip Rhoads of Landsdale; 4 daughters: Susan Rhoads of Plymouth Meeting, Kathleen (Alex) Kinasewich of Canada, Consuluo (App) Johnson of Delaware, and Elaine Rhoads of Lafayette Hill; a brother, David Wood of Vero Beach, FL,; a sister, Mary Hodges of Philadelphia; 5 grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Saturday morning, May 27th, from 9:30-10:30am at Epiphany of Our Lord RC Church, Township Line and Walton Road, Plymouth Meeting. A memorial service will commence at 10:30am in the church. Interment is private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations in Kay's name be made to World Wild Life Fund, 1250 Twenty Fourth St., North West, P.O. Box 97180, Washington, DC 20090-7180. Arrangements are by the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken.



Adeline A. (Rohlfing) Lassen, of Conshohocken and formerly of Villas, NJ, a retired TastyKake assembler, died on Wednesday, May 17th at Suburban Woods. She was born in Philadelphia on December 27th, 1913 daughter of the late Edward and Mamie (Fink) Rohlfing. She was the beloved wife of the late George M. Lassen for 60 years. Adeline was 92 years of age.

She was a member of: Morning Light Eastern Star, the Tall Cedars, Golden Agers, and the Senior Care in Blue Bell. She was employed by TastyKake Baking Co. in Phila. for over 30 years. She was a member of the Baptist religion.

Adeline is survived by: 2 daughters, Constance "Connie" (Tony) Mancuso of Conshohocken and Carol (Harry) Strauser of Ambler; 6 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Monday Morning, May 22nd from 10:30-12pm at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken. A funeral service will commence in the funeral home at 12pm officiated by the Rev. Bradley Lacey. Interment is at George Washington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Adeline's name may be made to: The First Baptist Church of Conshohocken, 108 E. 4th Ave., Conshohocken, PA 19428.

 



Richard J. Gibson Jr., of Conshohocken, a retiree of Philadelphia Electric, died on Monday, May 8th, 2006 at his shore home in Waretown, NJ. He was born in Philadelphia on May 30th, 1909 son of the late Richard J. and Margaret J. (Schloegel) Gibson and beloved husband of the late Helen D. Doherty Gibson. He was 96 years of age.

Mr. Gibson was a veteran of the United States Navy serving in WWII. He retired from the Philadelphia Electric Company in Plymouth Meeting, PA. In his 96 years, Mr. Gibson lived in Philadelphia, W. Conshohocken, Wayne and Conshohocken. Mr. Gibson had the pleasure of touching many lives in his 96+ years and will be missed by all his friends and family.

Mr. Gibson is survived by: a son, Richard J. Gibson III of Fort Myers, FL; a daughter, Helen M. Conquest of Conshohocken; a brother, John "Jack" Gibson; a sister, Marguarete Brown; 5 grandchildren: Christine Hawksworth, Carl Conquest, Carol Conquest, Steve Gibson and Heather (Gibson) Schaeffer; 6 great grandchildren: Nicky Conquest, Brittney Conquest, Ashley Hawksworth, Samantha Hawksworth, Danielle Gibson, and Lauren Gibson; his beloved companion, Evelyn Brown; a son in law, Carl Conquest; a daughter in law, Christina (Teena) Gibson. Beside his wife, he is predeceased by: his sister, Anne

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Friday morning, May 12, from 8:45am-9:55 at St. Gertrude RC Church, Merion and Bullock Sts., W. Conshohocken. A funeral mass will follow the visitation at 10am in the church. Interment is at Calvary Cemetery in West Conshohocken. Arrangements are by the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken.



Anne M. Donovan, ...a devoted wife, a mother of five, adoring grandmother and a loving sister. Anne Donovan was the definition of beauty. She was to all who knew her a provider, a friend, a free spirit and an inspiration. She will live on in the hearts of many.

Anne died on May 7th. She was born in Philadelphia on April 30th, 1949 daughter of the late Bernard and Sara L. (Donachie) McNamee. She was the beloved wife of Paul E. Donovan Jr. for 37 years. Anne was 57 years of age.

Anne was a graduate of Ancilla Dominae Academy in Philadelphia. She was a parishioner of St. Basil RC Parish in Kimberton. Anne was a supporter of the Autism Society. She served the community for 15 years as a librarian at the Phoenixville Library.

Anne is survived in life by: 2 sons: Paul B. (Jenny) of Plymouth Minnesota and Sean P. of Phoenixville; 3 daughters: Bernadette M. Donovan and Eileen M. Donovan both of Denver Colorado and Maureen C. Donovan of New York; a sister, Eileen M. Barton of Abington, PA; 2 grandchildren: Liam and Bridget; many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Wednesday morning, May 10th from 9:30-10:25am at St. Basil The Great RC Church, Kimberton Rd., @ Rt.113, Kimberton, PA. A memorial service will commence at 10:30am in the church. Interment is private at the convenience of the family. The family requests memorial donations in Anne's name be made to the Autism Society of America, 7910 Woodmont Ave. Suite 300, Bethesda, MD 20814-3067. Funeral arrangements are by the William A. Moore Funeral Home.

 



Nancy (Clark) Schools, a retired payroll clerk of Plymouth Meeting and formerly of Conshohocken died on Sunday May 7th. She was born in Conshohocken on December 2nd, 1942 daughter of the late J. Donald and Muriel H. (Harper) Clark. She was the beloved wife of George F. Schools for 44 years. She was 63 years of age.

Nancy graduated from the former St. Matthew High School Class of 1960, where she was a member of the All Girl Band. She worked in Genuardi's corporate office in the administrative department as a payroll clerk for 25 years. She enjoyed spending time with her family at their summer home in Avalon, NJ. She also found pleasure attending the various sporting events that her husband and children participated.

Nancy is survived by: 3 sons: George (Anne) of E. Norriton, Jeffrey (Dawn) of East Norriton, and Matthew (Alaina) of Warrington; a daughter, Kristin (David) Shoup of Lafayette Hill; 2 brothers: J. Donald Clark Jr. of Chalfont, PA and Michael (Lynn) Clark of Ohio; 2 sisters: Muriel (Gerry) Corrigan of Collegeville and Patricia (Jimmy) Carbo of Oreland, PA; 10 grandchildren; 18 nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Thursday evening, May 11th, from 6-8pm at Epiphany of Our Lord Church, Walton and Township Line Rd., Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462 or on Friday morning, May 12th, from 9:15-9:55am in the church. A funeral mass will immediately follow the morning visitation in the church at 10am. Interment is in Calvary Cemetery in W. Conshohocken. Memorial donations in Nancy's name may be made to Epiphany of Our Lord Church at the aforementioned address. Arrangements are by the William A. Moore Funeral Home.



Rita (Lombardo) Stackhouse, of Plmouth Meeting, died on Tuesday, May 2nd in Phoenixville Hospital from complications of pneumonia and emphysema. She was born in Norristown on May 11th, 1920 daughter of the late Salvatore and Vittoria (DeAngelis) Lombardo. She was the beloved wife of the late William A. Stackhouse Jr. Rita was 85 years of age.

Rita graduated from Norristown High School Class of '38. The Colonial School District employed Rita in food service from 1969-1985 working at Whitemarsh Junior High School. She was a parishioner of St. Paul's RC Church in Norristown, where she attended the Senior Socials. She found pleasure in bus trips out West with her coworkers, reading Western novels, painting watercolors crocheting and family gatherings and reunions.

Rita was survived in life by: a son, John Stackhouse of Plymouth Meeting; 3 daughters: Patricia S. Patrie of Glenmore, PA, Mary Lou Fulmer of Birchrunville, PA and Barbara S. Jones of Coatesville, PA; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 7 nieces and nephews; 2 lifelong friends: Evelyn Vagnoni and Micky Rhoades. Rita was predeceased by: a son, William A. Stackhouse III.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Monday morning, May 8th, from 8:30am-9:50 in St. Paul's RC Church, Johnson Highway and New Hope St., Norristown. A funeral mass will commence in the church at 10am. Interment, Calvary Cemetery in West Conshohocken. Memorial donations in Rita's name may be made to the American Lung Assoc. of PA, 527 Plymouth Rd. Suite 403, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462.



John F. Ford, an assembler of Norristown and formerly of Conshohocken, died on Friday, April 28th, 2006. He was born in Norristown on August 16th, 1957 son of Lorraine (Organski) Hansell and the late John J. Ford. He was 47 years of age.

John attended St. Matthew RC Church in Conshohocken. He attended PW schools. John worked as an upholsterer for many years. He was also employed by Fargo Assembly in Norristown assembling electronic components. John was a good hearted man always willing to help others. He was an avid Phillies fan wearing his old Phillies hat and refusing to replace it until they win the World Series.

John is survived in life by: a brother, David Ford of Norristown; 4 sisters: Shelly Green of Zanesville, Ohio, Melanie Hansell D'Amore (Damon) of Bridgeport, Denise Abel (John) of Plymouth Twp., and Justine Ghilici of California; many nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by: a brother, Edward Ford; and a sister, Amy Hopkins.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend John's memorial service on Tuesday, May 9th, from 11am-12 at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken. A Christian service for John will commence at 12 noon in the funeral home officiated by the Reverend Bradley Lacey.



William R. "Bill" Deuber, a retired tire builder, died Tuesday, April 18th, 2006 at Mercy Suburban Hospital. He was born in the Gulph Mills section of Upper Merion on July 14th, 1918 son of the late George and Catherine (Carlino) Deuber. He was the beloved husband of the late Theresa G. (Carlino) Deuber for 65 years. William was 87 years of age.

Bill attended the former Conshohocken High School. He was a parishioner of St. Matthew RC Parish in Conshohocken. He was a WWII U.S. Navy veteran serving on the USS Wyoming and the USS Springfield. For his contribution to the war effort, Bill received the following accommodations: Pacific Theater Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon, Victory Medal and Phillipine Liberation Ribbon. He was a tire builder at the former Lee Tire and Rubber from 1940-1980. Bill was a member of the Conshohocken VFW Post 1074. His favorite past times were woodworking and paint by number.

Bill is survived in life by: a son, William J. of Conshohocken; 3 daughters: Joan Frith of King of Prussia, Catherine Deuber of Phoenixville, and Terri Tulish of West Norriton; 2 sisters: Lillian Tucholski of Conshohocken and Ruth Donovan of Conshohocken; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Thursday evening, April 20th from 7-9pm at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken or on Friday morning from 8:30-10am at the funeral home. A funeral mass will commence at 10:30 am at St. Matthew RC Church, 3rd Ave. & Fayette St., Conshohocken. Interment, St. Matthew Cemetery in Conshohocken.



Nadia (Pilecki) Tryson, a homemaker of Conshohocken, died on Tuesday, April 18th, 2006 at Towne Manor West in East Norriton. She was born in Norristown on September 6th, 1920 daughter of the late Konstanty and Sophie (Goncharuk) Pilecki. She was the beloved wife of the late Leon Tryson for 56 years. She was 85 years of age.

Nadia was a graduate of the former Conshohocken High School. She was a resident of Towne Manor West for several years. Her past times were reading and sewing.

Survived in life by: 2 sons: William of Albrightville, PA and Richard of Landsdale; a daughter, Constance Dean of Conshohocken; 2 brothers: George Pilecki of Pocono Mountain, PA and Paul Pilecki of N. Wales; 3 sisters: Connie Coscia of Princeton Junction, NJ, Luba Pasquini of Conshohocken and Tanya Boardman of Jeffersonville; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to her memorial service on Saturday morning, April 22nd, from 9-11am at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken, PA. A Catholic service will be conducted at the funeral home at 11am. Interment is at St. Matthew Cemetery in Conshohocken. Memorial donations in Nadia's name may be made to the Alzheimer's Assoc., Robert Morris Bldg., 100 N. 17th St.-2nd floor, Phila., PA 19103.



Felix Birch, a steel worker of Conshohocken, died on Thursday, March 30th, 2006. He was born in Glen Lyon, PA on May 20th, 1925 son of the late Felix and Cathrina (Krochmal) Birch. He was the beloved husband of Frances (Verbiski) Birch for 55 years. Felix was 80 years of age.

He was a parishioner of St. Mary's RC Church in Conshohocken, which is also where he attended grade school. Felix was a member of the St. Mary's Holy Name Society. He graduated from the former Conshohocken High School Class of '43. After High School, he joined the United States Army in '43, thus entering WWII. Felix was overseas from 1943-'45. He was in the Head Quarters of the 1st Calvary Division during the invasion of 4 beach heads in the Philippines. He was in the 4th wave of the Leyte beach invasion. He was one of the first units to invade Manilla in the Philippines and Tokyo, Japan. He was featured in a newspaper column for his part in liberating American civilians from Santo Tomaso Interment Camp in the Philippines.    After the war, he was employed by the former Alan Wood Steel as a leader and temporary foreman.

Felix is survived by: 2 daughters: Karen (Kenneth) Chmielewski of Green Lane, PA and Marlene (Paul) Ringhof of Boca Raton, FL; a brother, Stanley Birch of Conshohocken; 2 sisters: Stasia Napper of Conshohocken and Louise Novitski of Collegeville; 3 grandchildren: Christian Chmielewski, Rebecca and Jennifer Ringhof; many nieces and nephews. Predeceased in life by: 2 brothers: John and Joseph Birch; 5 sisters: Mary Gramacki, Viola Welcer, Sophie Coote, Frieda Andraka and Bertha Bruno.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Monday evening, April 3rd from 7-9pm or on Tuesday morning, April 4th from 8:30-9:30am at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken, PA. A funeral mass will commence at 10am at St. Mary's RC Church, Oak & Elm St., Conshohocken, PA 19428. Interment, Calvary Cemetery in W. Conshohocken. Memorial donations in Felix's name may be made to St. Mary's Church at the aforementioned address.



Dorothy A. "Dot" (Vuotto) Johnson, of East Norriton and formerly of W. Conshohocken and Conshohocken died March 29th at the home of her daughter Elizabeth, where she resided. She was born in Norristown on Nov. 9-1922 daughter of the late Joseph and Phoebe (Tute) Vuotto. She was 83 years of age. She was the wife of the late Gustaf A. Johnson.

Dorothy was a resident of W. Conshohocken and Conshohocken for many years. Before moving in with her daughter, she resided at Marshall Lee Towers for 10 years. She was a parishioner of St. Matthew RC Church in Conshohocken. She was a graduate of the former Bridgeport High School, class of '42. Dorothy was a loving matriarch of the family and a meticulous homemaker. The warmth and compassion, which Dorothy exhibited in life, was evident in her love of all animals. She most recently had 5 cats, 2 of which always stayed at her side.

She is survived by: 2 daughters: Elizabeth A. Johnson (Sebastian F. Bartorillo) of East Norriton and Maryann Sonzogni of Newtown Square; a son, James A. Johnson of Sanatoga; a brother, Joseph Vuotto (Sally) of Royersford; a sister, Margaret Crockett (David) of Everett, Washington; grandchildren: Richard P. Davis (Diane), Maryann, James, and Angela Sonzogni, and Andrew Johnson; 3 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Predeceased in life by: a sister, Phoebe Longacre.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects Sunday evening, April 3rd from 6pm to 8pm or Monday morning 8:30am to 10am at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St. Conshohocken. A Funeral Mass will commence at 10:30am in St. Matthew RC Church, 3rd. Ave. and Fayette St., Conshohocken, PA. Interment St. Augustine Cemetery Upper Merion Twp. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Dorothy's name may be made to Montgomery County SPCA, 19 E. Ridge Pike, Conshohocken, PA 19428, C/O Dorothy Ann Johnson Memorial Fund.

 



Ruth I. Dudkiewicz, a retired retail manager of Plymouth Meeting, died on Sunday, March 19th 2006 at her home. She was born in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia on February 19th 1935 daughter of the late Bud and Dorothy (Pinkerton) Chynoweth. She was the beloved wife of Arthur E. Dudkiewicz Sr. Ruth was 71 years of age.

Ruth graduated from Roxborough High Class of 1953. She went onto work for the J.C. Penny Company, where she was the first retail manager in the Delaware Valley Catalog Center. She volunteered as a Den Mother to the Cub Scouts. She enjoyed traveling to Las Vegas and to Wildwood, NJ. Above all else, she was a devoted and loved matriarch of her family.

Survived by: 2 sons: Arthur of Norristown and Thomas Dean Dudkiewicz of California; 1 daughter, Holly Joy Markoski of Shillington, PA; one sister, Joyce Satterthwaite of Huntington Valley; 8 beloved grandchildren: Victoria, Dominic, Timothy, Steven, Alex, Amanda, Andrew and Eric; and 2 great grandchildren: Ava and Mariusz. Predceased by: daughters: June Victoria Dudkiewicz and Sheryllynn Karns; and a brother, Robert Middleton.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects Thursday morning, March 23 at the Evangelical Congressional Church, Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA, from 9:30am to 11am with a Funeral Service to commence at 11am. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken, PA.



Mildred E. Stamm, a retired Production Planner of Bridgeport, died Tuesday March 14th, 2006. She was born in Glensfalls NY on Jan 15, 1919 daughter of the late Lewis A. and Catherine M. (Grossman) Stamm. Mildred was 87 years of age.

She graduated St. Augustine Grade School and the former Bridgeport High School class of 1937. During WWII she was a welder for the former Budd Co. For 39 years, she worked for the former Welding Engineers of King of Prussia as a Production Planner. She was a parishioner of St. Augustine RC Church in Bridgeport, where she was a member of the Solidarity of Blessed Virgin Mary. Mildred also volunteered at the St. Augustine and Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in the administrative office. She was a member St Augustine Senior Citizens Club of Bridgeport.

She is survived by: one niece, Madelyn (Eliff) McGee and her husband 'Buzz' of Collegeville; one nephew, James T. Eliff Jr. and his wife Barbara of King of Prussia; 3 great nieces and 1 great nephew; 4 great great nephews and 1 great great niece. Predeceased by a sister Catherine M. (Stamm) Eliff.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Saturday morning, March 18th from 10am to 10:50am with a Funeral Mass to Commence at 11am in St. Augustine Church, Ford St. in Bridgeport. Interment St. Augustine Cemetery. Memorial donations in Mildred's name may be made to St. Augustine Church, 464 Ford St., Bridgeport or to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, Attention: Memorials, 1232 22nd St. NW, Washington, DC 20037-1292. Arrangements are by the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken.



Carroll Ehlinger, a retired ER nurse of Conshohocken died on Sunday, February 26th, 2006 at her home. She was born in Conshohocken on July 24th, 1943 daughter of the late Leo S. and Margaret (Carroll) Ehlinger. She was 62 years of age.

She was a life parishioner of St. Matthew RC Parish in Conshohocken. Carroll graduated from the former St. Matthew High School class of 1961. She went on to graduate from the Bryn Mawr School of Nursing. She was employed by the Bryn Mawr hospital for 32 years as an ER nurse. Carroll was known in the medical community to be an excellent diagnostician often having doctors and nurses alike ask for her opinion. After retiring, she volunteered her time and talents at Community Volunteers in Medicine, which is a clinic in West Chester. She loved traveling, fine restaurants, the theatre and her cat, Lizzy. Carroll was also proud of her Irish Heritage.

Carroll is survived by many loving cousins and dear friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Friday morning, March 3, from 9:30-11:30am at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken. A funeral mass will commence at 12pm in St. Matthew RC Church, 3rd Ave & Fayette St., Conshohocken. Interment, St. Matthew Cemetery, North Lane & Butler Pike, Conshohocken. Memorial donations in Carroll's name may be made to Community Volunteers in Medicine, 300 B Lawrence Dr., West Chester, PA 19380 or to Bryn Mawr Hospital, 130 South Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.



Ruth Ann "Roxy" (Lucey) Davis, a retired phlebotomist of Jacksonville, FL and formerly of Conshohocken, died on February, 21st, 2006. She was born in Norristown on January 5th, 1953 daughter of George H. Lucey and the late Kathleen M. (Mcsane) Lucey. She was 53 years of age.

Ruth Ann was a graduate of the former Archbishop Kennedy High School and Montgomery County Community College. After fulfilling a career in the healthcare industry, she retired to Florida, where she enjoyed cooking, traveling and her 3 dogs.

She is survived by: a son Bryan Davis; her father, George Lucey of Conshohocken; a younger brother, Father George Lucey Jr. of West Orange, NJ; a younger sister, Eileen Ciccoli of King of Prussia; 1 niece and 1 nephew.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Monday morning, March 27th, from 9-10:20am at St. Matthew RC Church, 3rd Ave & Fayette St., Conshohocken. A funeral mass will commence at 10:30am celebrated by Ruth's brother, Father George Lucey Jr., and concelebrated by Rev. William Kelly. Interment, St. Matthew Cemetery in Conshohocken. Arrangements are by the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken.



Joseph A. Whip Sr., a retired postal carrier of Lafayette Hill, died Tuesday, February 20th, 2006. He was born in Norristown on June 24th, 1930 son of the late Joseph and Florence (Campbell) Whip. He was the beloved husband of Florence Zadroga. Joe was 75 years of age.

He graduated from Conshohocken High School Class of 1948, which is where he was also on the football team. Joe was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving in the Korean War. He was an accomplished musician playing in many bands through the years. His favorite instrument was the accordion. He was a United States Postal Carrier for 39 years delivering mail to Union Hill section of W. Conshohocken and also Gulph Mills. He was a parishioner of St. Phillip Neri RC Church in Lafayette Hill.

Joe was survived in life by: 2 sons: Joseph A. Jr. of Wayne and Kevin M. of Oreland; 1 sister, Lois Langley of Gilbertsville; 4 grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Friday morning, February 24th from 9:20-10:20 at St. Phillip Neri Church, 437 Ridge Pike, Lafayette Hill, PA. A funeral mass will commence in the church at 10:30. Interment, Calvary Cemetery in West Conshohocken. Arrangements are by the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette Street, Conshohocken.



Katherine C. Miskiv, a homemaker of Swedesburg, PA, died on Monday, February 20th, 2006. She was born in Swedesburg on June 17th, 1920 daughter of the late Frank and Catherine Sniegowski A.K.A. Snow. She was 85 years of age.

Katherine was born and raised in Swedesburg. She was a parishioner of Sacred Heart RC Church. Many years after raising her own 2 children, Katherine, while in her 70's, helped raise her 2 grandchildren: Andrew and Kevin.

Katherine is survived by: 1 son, Dennis of Hatfield; 1 brother, Alfred Snow of Blue Bell; 3 grandchildren: Andrew, Kevin and Justin; 2 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Predeceased in life by: 1 son, George Kenneth; 4 brothers: Stanley, Joseph, Frank, and Chester; 5 sisters: Mary, Eva, Elizabeth, Albina, and Ann.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Sunday evening, February 26th, from 6-8pm at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken or on Monday morning from 9-10:15 am at the funeral home. A Catholic Funeral Mass will commence at 11am in Sacred Heart Church, 120 Jefferson St., Swedesburg, PA. Interment, St. Augustine Cemetery, Dekalb Pike in King of Prussia.



David G. Carroll, , a Park Ranger of Conshohocken died Tuesday, February 14th, 2006. David was born in Conshohocken on Dec. 3, 1936 son of the late Robert J. and Theresa (Nugent) Carroll. He was the husband of Martha (Campbell) Carroll. David was 69 years of age.

David was a graduate of the former St. Matthew High School class of 1955 where he played on the school football teams. Dave was a Park Ranger with Montgomery County Parks, primarily in Norristown Farm Park. He also worked for the Upper Merion Plymouth Railroad and was a prison guard at Montgomery county correction Facility in Eagleville. Dave was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus, Conshohocken Council #1603. He was very proud of his Irish hertiage with St. Patricks Day being one of his fondest holidays. Dave was a US Army Veteran serving in Germany. He was a former member of the Conshohocken Fire Co No. 2 and Lincoln Fire Co. of Whitemarsh Twp. He was a parishioner of St. Matthew RC Church Conshohocken.

David is survived by: one son, David Jr. of Conshohocken; 2 brothers: Robert J. (Eleanor) of Plymouth Meeting and Thomas (Joann) of Spring City; 4 sisters: Christine (Walter) Moulder of Wilmington Del., Noel Lawless of Conshohocken, Mary Ann Long of Burlington, NJ, and Susan (Felix) Raimondo of Jeffersonville; many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a brother, Richard Carroll.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respect on Friday evening Feb. 17th, at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St. Conshohocken, from 7pm to 9pm or Saturday morning from 8:30am to 9:30am at the funeral home. A funeral mass will commence at 10am in St. Matthew RC Church, 3rd. Ave and Fayette St., Conshohocken. Interment, St. Matthew Cemetery at the convenience of the family.



Clark, J. Donald Clark Sr., a retired executive of Blue Bell, died Monday February 13th, 2006. He was born in Conshohocken on August 12th, 1915 son of the late Anna Clark. He was the beloved husband of Cecilia and the late Muriel (Harper) Clark. He was 90 years of age.

He was a proud graduate of the former St. Matthew High School Class of 1932. He joined the George K. Garrett Company in 1939 as head of Inventory Control retiring in 1978 as President of the Company. He was a former member of the Conshohocken Civil Service Commission. He was an avid Notre Dame fan. J. Donald was a parishioner of Epiphany Of Our Lord RC Church in Plymouth Meeting, where he was a devout Catholic attending mass daily.

He is survived by: 5 children: Muriel (Gerry) Corrigan, Nancy (George) Schools, J. Donald Jr., Michael (Lynn), Patricia (Jim) Carbo; 2 stepchildren: Thomas F. (Kathleen) Vaughan and Michele (Christain) Nagle; 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Saturday, February 18th from 9:30-11am at Epiphany of Our Lord RC Church, 3050 Walton Rd., Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462-2361. A funeral mass will commence at the church at 11am. Interment, Calvary Cemetery in W. Conshohocken. The family would appreciate memorial donations in J. Donald's name may be made to Epiphany of Our Lord Church at the aforementioned address. Arrangements are by the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken.



Bowne, Charles J. Bowne, Jr., an automotive technician of Levittown, PA, died suddenly on Saturday, February 11th. He was born in Germantown on June 15th 1949 loving son of Charles J. Sr. and Elizabeth T. (Healey) Bowne. He was 56 years of age.

Charles is the loving father of Katelyn E. Bowne, Charles J. Bowne III, and Christopher J. Bowne; also the loving grandfather of Jason.   Also survived by: a brother, David; a sister, Liz; three nieces and 13 cousins.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Thursday morning, February 16th from 9:30-11am at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken. Father Genuardi, pastor of Ss. Cosmas & Damian in Conshohocken, will officiate a Catholic Funeral Service at 11am in the funeral home.    Interment is at the convenience of the family in St. Matthew Cemetery.



Ehlinger, Ehlinger, 2/11/06, Robert Joseph of Upper Dublin, son of the late Joseph A. and Mary V. (Gannon). Beloved husband of Margaret A. (Craig) Hurlbrink. Age, 77 years. Survived by: 2 daughters: Catharine T. Churylo of Germantown, MD, and Susan M. Verguldi of Horsham, PA; 3 sons: Joseph R. Ehlinger of Riverside, CT, Robert F. Ehlinger of Vorhees, NJ, and Peter T. Ehlinger of Los Angeles, CA; 2 stepdaughters: Pamela A. Howard of Abington, PA and Lisa M. Hurlbrink of Upper Dublin, PA; 2 grandsons: Christopher J. Sheffer, and John R. Ehlinger; a granddaughter, Mara Howard; a wife from a previous marriage, Alexine (Sullivan) Weaver. Predeceased by: a granddaughter, Kimberly Ann Sheffer.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Thursday morning, February 16th, from 9-10:50am at St. Matthew RC Church, 3rd Ave. & Fayette St., Conshohocken. A funeral mass will commence at 11am in the church. Interment, St. Matthew Cemetery in Conshohocken. Memorial donations in Robert's name may be made to the American Lung Assoc. of Pennsylvania Southeastern Region, 527 Plymouth Rd., Suite 403, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462. Arrangements are by the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken.



Cunnane, 2/11/06, Joseph F. Jr., of King of Prussia, son of the late Joseph F. Sr. and Anna (Bradley) Cunnane. He was the beloved husband of the late Doris (Millhouse) Cunnane. Age, 78 years. Survived by: 4 sons and 1 daughter: Joseph F. III of Davidsonville, MD, Albert 'Bud' of King of Prussia, Deborah Ann Garo of King of Prussia, Michael of Bensalem and John of Souderton; 17 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers: William of King of Prussia, and Donald of Blue Bell; many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by: 2 brothers: John 'Jackie' and Gerald 'Gerry'.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects Thursday evening, February 16th from 7-9pm or on Friday morning, February 17th from 8:15-9:15am at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette Street, Conshohocken. A funeral mass will commence at 10am at Epiphany of Our Lord RC Church, Walton and Township Line Rd., Plymouth. Interment, St. Patrick Cemetery, Dekalb St., Norristown.
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Rapine, Helen R. (Conway) Rapine, a homemaker of King of Prussia, died Thursday, February 2nd 2006 at Paoli Memorial Hospital. She was born in Philadelphia on May 24th, 1929 daughter of the late Valentine J. and Mary (Hartnett) Conway. She was the beloved wife of Joseph P. Rapine Sr. for 49 years. She was 76 years of age.

She attended Hallahan High School in Philadelphia. She was a parishioner of Mother of Divine Providence RC Church in King of Prussia. Helen and her late husband, Joseph P. Sr., enjoyed traveling and cruising especially to Atlantic City. Being ever proud of her Irish Heritage, she took 2 trips to Ireland and numerous cruises with Irish groups. Her greatest accomplishment is being the matriarch of the Rapine family. Her pleasures were in visits from her grandchildren and watching them grow up. Above all, Helen was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

Helen is survived by: 4 sons: William M., husband of Terry of Blue Bell, Joseph P., husband of Donna of Wayne, James, husband of Kate of King of Prussia and Thomas J., husband of Marilyn of King of Prussia; 1 daughter, Mary, wife of Steve Polignano of Kimberton; 12 grandchildren: Tim, Bill Jr., Kevin, Kelley, Joey, Jim, Sam, Julie, Mike, Francis, Joey, and Vincent; 2 sisters: Regina Coffey of King of Prussia, and Margaret Schrank of King of Prussia; many nieces and nephews; 2 sisters-in-law: Margaret Zamierowski of Hyde Park, NY, and Sister Helen Rapine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Philadelphia. Predeceased in life by: a brother, Joseph Conway; and a sister, Mary Rowley.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Monday morning, February 6th, from 9:00-10:20am at Mother of Divine Providence Church, 333 Allendale Rd., King of Prussia. A funeral mass will commence at the church at 10:30. Interment, St. Augustine Cemetery, Dekalb Pike in King of Prussia. Memorial donations in Helen's name may be made to the American Lung Assoc., 527 Plymouth Rd. Suite 403, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462. Arrangements are by the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken.



Licwinko, Dorothy (Bragdon) Licwinko, a homemaker of the Connaughtown section of Conshohocken, died on Monday January 30th, 2006. She was born in Franklin, Massachusetts on January 13th, 1915 daughter of the late Allen & Minnie (Demskie) Bragdon. She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony Licwinko. She was 91 years of age.

She volunteered much of her time and talents to St. Mary's Parish volunteering at all of the bazaars, festivals and social activities. She was also a member of the St. Mary Golden Age Club. She held membership to the Plymouth Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary for 50 years. Dorothy also belonged to the Womans Auxiliary to the Fireman's Assoc. She was a parishioner of St. Matthew RC Parish in Conshohocken. Dorothy most enjoyed time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and watching them grow up. Gardening, cooking and traveling were her hobbies.

She is survived in life by: 2 daughters: Joyce Bielawski of W. Conshohocken and Dorothy Licwinko of Conshohocken; 4 grandchildren: Gerald, Joy Ann, Michele and Robert; 7 great-grandchildren: Timothy, Amber, Justin, Kyle, Ronald, Brittany and Leah; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased in life by: 4 brothers: William, Allen, Harold, and Quentin Bragdon.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Thursday morning, February 2nd, from 8:30am-10am at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken. A funeral mass will commence at 10:30 am at St. Matthew RC Church, 3rd Ave. & Fayette St., Conshohocken. Interment is at St. Matthew Cemetery, North Lane & Butler Pike, Conshohocken. Memorial donations in Dorothy's name may be made to St. Matthew Parish at the aforementioned address.



Gunning, Dorothy E. Gunning, a homemaker of Plymouth Meeting died on Saturday, January 28th at home with her family. She was born in Conshohocken on September 28th 1927 daughter of the late John and Marian Clark. She was the beloved wife of George E. Gunning Jr. for 55 years. Dorothy was 78 years of age.

She was a parishioner of St. Matthew RC Church in Conshohocken. She attended St. Matthew grade school and high school graduating with the class of 1945. Dorothy had a fondness for antiques and collectibles. She had a spiritual devotion to the Carmelite nuns and to St. Theresa. She was proud of her Irish heritage.

Beside her husband, Dorothy is survived in life by: 3 sons: George E. (Marie) III of Plymouth Meeting, John C. (Cathy) of Conshohocken and Michael G. (Kimberly) of Bryn Mawr; 6 grandchildren: John, Timothy, George IV, Jeffery, Andrea and Francesca; a sister, Jean Smith of Plymouth Meeting, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased in life by a sister, Maureen Bonn.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Tuesday evening, January 31st from 6-8pm at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette Street, Conshohocken or on Wednesday morning, February 1st, from 8:30-10am at the funeral home. A funeral mass will commence at 10:30 am at Saint Matthew RC Church in Conshohocken. Interment, Calvary Cemetery in W. Conshohocken. Memorial donations in Dorothy's name may be made to the Carmelite Nuns of Allentown, St. Therese's Valley, 3551 Lanark Road, Coopersburg, PA 18036-9324.



Baranowski, Joseph R. Baranowski Sr., a truck driver of West Conshohocken died Wednesday evening, Jan. 25th. He was born in Bryn Mawr on July 18, 1945 son of Sue (DeRado) and the late John G. Baranowski Sr. Joe was 60 years of age.

Joe was a parishioner of St. Mary RC Church in Conshohocken. Joe was a student at the former St. Mary Grade School and Conshohocken High School class of 1963. He was a US Army veteran serving most of his time in Alaska. Joe was a CDL driver for Mastracola Trucking Co. and Equivest Co. He also was the proprietor of the Former Joe's Rugs, a carpet company based in Bryn Mawr. He was a member of: the Conshohocken VFW 1074, CBC Club, TK Club, and The Lanutti Post; all of Conshohocken. Among Joe's many interest was Fishing and Golf.

Joe is survived by: 2 sons, Joseph Jr. and Mark of Calif; his mother, Sue of Conshohocken; one brother, John (Eileen) Baranowski Jr. of Bridgeport; and his dearest companion, Patricia Smith of Conshohocken. Predeceased in life by: a sister, Patricia Murphy; and a brother, Dennis Baranowski.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Joe's funeral mass on Saturday, January 28th at 10am in St. Mary RC Church, Oak and Elm St., Conshohocken, PA. Interment is private in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial donations in Joe's name may be made to St. Mary's Parish, W. Elm and Oak Sts., Conshohocken, PA 19428. Arrangements are by the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St. Conshohocken, PA.



Ferst, Benjamin "Pop" Ferst, a retired steel worker, died on Friday, January 13th, 2006 with his dearest loved ones around him at his Conshohocken home. He was born in Conshohocken on July 20th, 1911 son of the late Frank & Bertha Ferst. He was the beloved husband of the late Leona (Ritajack) Ferst. Ben was 94 years of age.

Ben was a parishioner of St. Matthew RC Church in Conshohocken. He was employed by the former Palmer & Shile for over 30 years retiring in 1974. Ben was also employed by Villanova University for 20 years. He enjoyed fixing bicycles; and had a love for football, basketball and horse racing.

Ben is survived in life by: daughters, Kathryn Trott of Conshohocken, Virginia Lewis of E. Norriton; a brother, Stanley Ferst of Conshohocken; 6 grandchildren, Andrew Ferst, Jennifer Ferst, David Trott, Tina Trott, Michelle Ferst and Virginia Weiss; A great grand child, Jonathan Weiss; and a daughter in law, Linda Ferst of Conshohocken.   Beside his wife, Ben was predeceased in life by: 2 sons, Drew and James B. Ferst.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Tuesday evening, January 17th from 7-9pm at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken, PA or on Wednesday morning, January 18th from 8:30am – 10am at the funeral home. A funeral mass will commence at 10:30am at St. Matthew RC Church, 3rd Ave. & Fayette St., Conshohocken. Interment, St. Matthew Cemetery, North Lane & Butler Pike, Conshohocken. Donations in Ben's name may be made to: Indian Creek Foundation-Star Program, 420 Cowpath Rd, Souderton, PA 18964.



Pitkapaasi, Unto O. Pitkapaasi of Conshohocken, died on Sunday, January 15th, 2006. He was born in Philadelphia on November 24th, 1953 son of Wilma (Koski) Pitkapaasi and the late Unto Pitkapaasi. He was 52 years of age.

He was an original client of the Lower Merion Vocational Training Center in Wynewwood, PA for over 30 years. Unto had a love for music, especially the Boston Pops and Lawrence Welk. He loved people and always welcomed visitors. Assembling puzzles was one of his special interests.

Unto is survived in life by: his mother, Wilma; brothers: Harvey, Erik, Charles and Walter Mackey; sisters: Elin Pitkapaasi, Greta Pitkapaasi, Carol Leslie, and Alice Martin. He was predeceased in life by a brother Michael.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Saturday morning, January 21st, from 10:30am-12pm at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken, PA. A funeral service officiated by the Rev. Bradley Lacey will commence at 12pm in the funeral home. 



Bonkoski, Anna Rae (Shore) Bonkoski, a homemaker of Barto Pa. and formerly of East 10th Ave. in Conshohocken died Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006.   Rae was born July 22-1921 in the Rebel Hill section of West Conshohocken daughter of the late Raymond and Anna Mary (Cook) Shore. Rae was 84 years of age.

She attended West Conshohocken High School. She was the wife of Joseph Bonkoski for 63 years spending 61 of those years on East 10th Avenue in Conshohocken. Rae retired from Athens Electronic in Plymouth Meeting where she was Electronic Assembler. Along with her family, she enjoyed Country Western Music, especially since her husband was an accomplished Country Western Singer and musician. She was very gifted at Crocheting, Knitting, and Sewing. Her interests also included bingo and gardening. Anna Rae died at her daughter's home in Barto PA., which is where her and her husband lived for the last two years, after a long illness from Diabetes.

Rae is survived by: a son, Bruce of Glenside; a daughter, Anna Mary Moyer with whom she lived in Barto, PA; 2 brothers, Robert and Jim Shore of W. Conshohocken; a sister, Jerry Murphy of King of Prussia; 7grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by: a son, Joseph Bonkoski Jr.; a daughter, Jo Ann Bonkoski; a brother, Albert Shore; and 2 sisters, Ruth Phipps and Virginia Matzik.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects Thursday Morning, Jan. 5th at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken from 9:30am to 11am with a funeral service to commence at 11am.   Interment is in Gulph Christian Cemetery, W. Conshohocken, PA.



Mateja, Laura M. Mateja, a homemaker of West Conshohocken died Tuesday January 3, 2006. Laura was born on Sept. 21-1918 in Coupon, PA daughter of the late John and Katherine (Flak) Mateja. She was 87 years of age.

Laura was employed by the former Lee Tire Rubber Co. of Conshohocken for 20 years. She was also employed by the former Swedesburg Bakery. She was a former secretary for The Polish National Alliance Insurance Company. Laura lived most of her life in West Conshohocken, and was a parishioner of St. Mary RC Church Conshohocken, PA.

Laura is survived by: brothers, Joseph of Cambridge Springs PA., Julian of West Conshohocken, and Edward of Norristown; a sister, Helen Bianco of Conshohocken, PA.; many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by: brothers, Stanley, Walter, Frank, and Michael Mateja; a sister, Catherine Sroka.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Saturday Jan. 6th at St. Mary RC Church, Oak and Elm St., Conshohocken from 8:30am to 9:50am with a Funeral Mass to commence at 10am. Interment, St. Benedict Cemetery, Conshohocken, PA. Arrangements are by the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken, PA.

 

2005

Zuefle, Regina Zuefle, of Meadowood in Worcester, a retired office assistant, died Wednesday, December 21, 2005. She was born in Philadelphia on January 8th, 1911 daughter of the late Matthew and Mary (Gausch) Zuefle. She was 94 years of age.

Regina was a graduate of Phoenixville High School. She went on to work for the government in the Department of Health Education & Welfare in Washington, D.C., which her tenure there went from 1936-1967. She was a former parishioner of St. Matthew RC Church in Conshohocken and a current parishioner of Corpus Christi RC Church. Many friends may remember Regina as a former resident of Sherry Lake Apartments in Conshohocken. She loved music, especially classical music, and played the piano.

Regina is survived by: a sister, Louise Zuefle of Meadowood in Worcester. She is predeceased in life by: a brother, Matthew J. Zuefle; and 3 sisters, Helen, Mary, and Johanna.

A funeral mass was held on Friday Dec. 23rd at 12pm in Corpus Christi RC Church, 900 Sumneytown Pike, Lansdale, PA. Interment was at St. Matthew Mausoleum in Conshohocken. Memorial donations in Regina's name may be made to: Meadowood Health Center Expansion fund c/o Meadowood Retirement Community, 3205 Skippack Pike, Worcester, PA 19490-0670. Arrangements were by The William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken.

 



Russen, Kathleen S. (Scanlan) Russen, B.S. R.N.C., of King of Prussia, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 11, 2005 surrounded by her family. She was born in Pottsville, PA on February 16th, 1939 daughter of the late William and Johanna (Dunn) Scanlan. She was the beloved wife of Joseph A. Russen Sr. for 42 years. She was 66 years of age.

A graduate of Sacred Heart School of Nursing in Allentown, Kathy was a labor and delivery nurse at Sacred Heart Hospital in Norristown from 1964 until the hospital closed in 1994. Not ready to give up the career she loved, she then joined the newly opened labor and delivery unit at Paoli Hospital until her retirement. Eager to continue her education while working and raising a family, Kathy became NAACOG certified in obstetric nursing and returned to school to receive her bachelor's degree from the College of Saint Francis in Joliet, Illinois. Throughout the years, her daughter Michele remembers the countless times Kathy was stopped outside of church or the library by other mothers wanting to give an update on the children she helped deliver. A tireless advocate, volunteer and supporter of many local organizations, Kathy devoted her time and energy to support causes including the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Joseph Sr. of King of Prussia; her children Laurie Russen of Princeton, NJ, Christopher Russen of King of Prussia, Joseph Jr. of King of Prussia, and Michele (Marcus) Davey of Ardmore;a loving granddaughter, Arden Kathleen; many relatives and dear friends. She is the niece of the late Monsignor John Dunn, pastor emeritus of St. Clements Church in Philadelphia and the late Reverend William Dunn.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Thursday, December 15th, 2005 at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette Street, Conshohocken, PA from 7-9pm or on Friday morning from 9-9:50am at Mother of Divine Providence Church, 333 Allendale Rd., King of Prussia. A funeral mass will commence at 10am at the church. Interment, Calvary Cemetery in West Conshohocken. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fund for Nursing Excellence, Bryn Mawr Hospital Foundation, 130 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 



Dorothy T. (Macombs) Levinsky, Dorothy T. (Macombs) Levinsky, a homemaker of Norristown, formerly of West Conshohocken and most recently at Towne Manor East. Born Sept. 11-1920 daughter of the late Nelson and Irene (Webb) Macombs. She was the loving wife of the late Joseph Levinsky. She was 85 years of age.
    She was a member of St. Gertrude RC Church in West Conshohocken. Dorothy cherished and often spoke of her love and long relationship with her husband Joseph. She loved her family and enjoyed visits with her grandchildren. She found pleasure in bingo, singing, and socializing with her friends at Towne Manor East.
       Dorothy is survived by: her son, Gerard and his wife Geraldine; a daughter, Donna Meo; many loving grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dorothy will be missed by friends, family and all who knew her.
       Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Wednesday morning Dec. 14th at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken from 8:30am to 10am with a Funeral Mass to follow in St. Gertrude RC Church, Merion and Bullock Ave., W. Conshohocken at 10:30am. Interment St. Augustine Cemetery, Upper Merion PA.



Matthew E. "Matty" Lincul, Matthew E. "Matty" Lincul, a produce manager of West Norriton, died on Sunday, November 27 th. He was born in Chestnut Hill on January 29th, 1982 the loving son of Edward J. and Linda A. (Bonner) Lincul. He was 23 years of age.

Matty was a life parishioner of Visitation BVM RC Church in Trooper. He participated in West Norriton Little League and various CYO sports. He was a class of 2000 graduate of Kennedy-Kenrick Catholic High School. He was a produce manager for Genuardi's and Shop Rite and also an employee of Deep Run Aquatics, where he serviced and maintained LA Fitness pools. Matty is a 2-year survivor of testicular cancer. He was an avid billiard player competing in various pool leagues. He loved snow boarding and traveling to California. He deeply loved and was proud of his dog, Sage. Matty was loved by all that knew him; leaving behind many loving friends and family.

Matty is survived in life by: a sister, Stacey E. at home; a brother, Ryan A. at home, 4 grandparents, Rudolph and Elizabeth Lincul of Conshohocken, and Thomas and Clare Bonner of Plymouth Meeting; many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Wednesday evening, November 30th, at Visitation BVM Church, 196 N. Trooper Rd., Norristown, PA 19403-2665, from 6:30pm-8:30pm or on Thursday morning from 9:00am – 10:50 at the church. A funeral mass will commence at 11am. Interment, St. Matthews Cemetery in Conshohocken. Memorial donations in Matty's name may be made to Visitation BVM Parish at the aforementioned address. Arrangements are by the William A. Moore Funeral Home in Conshohocken.



Francis "Frank" C. Kulikowski, Francis "Frank" C. Kulikowski, a retired supervisor, died peacefully at home on Sunday, November 27th. He was born in Philadelphia on February 23rd, 1927 son of the late Francis Sr. and Marie (Stanzak) Kulikowski. He was the beloved husband of Marie (Zadroga) Kulikowski. Francis was 78 years of age.

Frank was a decorated Navy Veteran serving his country in the Pacific Theatre of the Second World War. He was active in the Adam Kowalski VFW Post in Manayunk as a past director, member of the funeral honor guard and a public speaker for the post. He volunteered his time helping fellow vets at the Coatesville VA Hospital. He was a supervisor for the former Budd Company in Philadelphia for 40 years retiring in 1987. Frank was very proud of his Polish Heritage. His interests included fishing, in which he was a member of the rod building club, golfing, reading and traveling.

Beside his wife, Frank is survived in life by: daughters, Janet Kulikowski, Karen (Kulikowski) Cassidy, and Lori Kulikowski; a sister, Marie Reiger of NY and 4 grandchildren.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Friday evening, December 2nd from 6-8pm at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken or on Saturday morning, December 3rd, at the funeral home from 8:15am-9:15am. A funeral mass will commence at 10am at St. Josaphat, Cotton & Silverwood St., Philadelphia. Interment, Calvary Cemetery in West Conshohocken. Memorial donation's in Frank's name may be made to the Adam Kowalski Post,133 Shurs Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19127 .


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Wilhelmina Rumford, Wilhelmina Rumford, a homemaker of Pottstown, died Thursday, November 17th 2005 at Montgomery County Geriatric Center. She was born in the Port Kennedy section of Upper Merion on August 16th, 1911 daughter of the late Mr. And Mrs. David Biggins. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard W. Rumford. She was 94 years of age.

She was survived in life by: 2 sons; Daniel Rumford of Royersford, and Richard Rumford, 2 daughters; Florence (Rumford) Kanappenberger of Birdsboro and Virginia (Rumford) Wallace of Conshohocken. Besides her husband, Wilhelmina was predeceased in life by: 1 daughter; Dorothy (Rumford) Clark.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Tuesday morning, November 22nd, from 10am-11am at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken. Reverend George Lucey III will officiate a Christian Memorial Service at 11am. Interment, Whitemarsh Cemetery.


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George Francis Hanna Sr., George Francis Hanna Sr., of Mystic Island, NJ and formerly of Conshohocken died peacefully in his sleep at home. He was born in Conshohocken, PA on November 19th, 1943 son of the late Robert P. and Ellen (Craven) Hanna. He was the beloved husband of Marianne Theresa (Wethey) Hanna for 38 years. George was 61 years old.

George was born, raised and educated in Conshohocken graduating from the former Conshohocken High School in 1961. George was formerly from E. 9th Ave. in Conshohocken before moving to the Jersey Shore. George was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Germany in the 1960's. The Army awarded him the National Defense Service Medal-Rifle Expert. He was active in the Conshohocken AMBUCS and the Conshohocken Soap Box Derby. George was a 3rd Degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus. He was an avid fisherman and fulfilled his life long dream of retiring at the Jersey Shore.

Besides his wife Marianne, George is survived by: a son; George F. Hanna Jr. nee Carol of Conshohocken, 2 daughters; Michele Hanna of Stroudsburg and Colleen (Hanna) Buckwalter nee Samuel of Birdsboro, 5 grandchildren; Shane, Quinn, Rachael, Eric and Nathan, who were the love of his life, a sister; Mary Ellen (Hanna) Healy nee Donald of Franklinville, NJ, 2 brothers; William nee Rosemary of Norristown and Michael nee Doreen of Plymouth Meeting, many loving nieces and nephews. George was predeceased in life by: 3 brothers; Joseph, Robert and Garrett (Gary) Hanna.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Sunday evening, November 20th, from 6-8pm or on Monday morning, November 21st from 8:30-10am at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette Street, Conshohocken. A funeral mass will commence at 10:30am at St. Matthews RC Church in Conshohocken with Father John J. Kilgallon as the celebrant. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in George's name be made to: Southern Ocean Home Health and Hospice, 1140 RT. 72, West Manahawkin, NJ 08050.   


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William "Reds" Watkins, William "Reds" Watkins, a retired glass blower of Conshohocken, died Nov. 14th, 2005 at Manor Care in Pottstown at the age of 87. He was born in Conshohocken on May 1, 1918 son of the late William and Anna (Van Stan) Watkins. Reds was the beloved husband of the late Anna (Gorski) Watkins for 63 years.

William was a graduate of Conshohocken High School Class of '36. He was a WWII veteran serving from Nov. 1941 – Dec. 1945 in both the European and Pacific Theaters of the war. When honorably discharged, he was a 1st Lieutenant with the 71st Joint Assault Signal Company. For 35 years he worked as a glass blower for the former Cutler Sign Co. of Philadelphia. He was a life member of the Conshohocken Fire Co. #2. Reds was a parishioner of St. Matthews RC Church in Conshohocken. His hobbies included bowling and fishing. He bowled up until last year. Throughout his life he participated in many teams that bowled in Conshohocken and Norristown.

He is survived by: two sons; William of Gilbertsville and James of Seaville, NJ, 4 grandchildren; William, Lori, Daniel, and Robert; 3 great-grandchildren; Colty, Gavin and Robert. William was predeceased in life by one brother; Charles "Chuck" Watkins of Chicago.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Friday, Nov. 18th, from 9:30-11am at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken. Rev. James Donlon, pastor of St. Matthews RC Church in Conshohocken, will be officiating the Catholic Funeral Service at 11am at the funeral home. Interment, St. Matthew Cemetery in Conshohocken. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Red's name may be made to the Alzheimer's Assoc., 225 N. Michigan Ave., 17th floor, Chicago, IL 60601-7633.

 
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Dorothy E. (Booth) Haus, Dorothy E. (Booth) Haus, a laboratory technician of Conshohocken and formerly of the Fishtown section of Phila., died Saturday, November 5th at Mercy Suburban Hospital. She was born in Phila. on January 7th, 1918 daughter of the late William and Ella (Stocklin) Booth. Dorothy was the beloved wife of Frank Haus. She was 87 years of age.

She was employed at the former Cramp Ship Yard in Philadelphia, where she met her husband Frank. She also was employed by Quaker Chemical in Conshohocken as a Laboratory Technician for 13 years. She loved traveling and reading. She also enjoyed playing Bingo and going to the casinos.

Dorothy is survived by: a son; James F. nee (Eleanor) Haus Sr. of Conshohocken, 3 grandchildren; James Haus Jr., Erica Toffenetti and Dr. Andrea Haus, 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased in life by: a sister; Lillian Kojesewski.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects Thursday, Nov. 10th, from 8:30am to 10:25am at the William A. Moore Funeral Home 708 fayette St. Conshohocken. A funeral service will commence at 10:30am at the funeral home. Interment, Oakland Cemetery, Adams and Ramona Ave, Phila. PA.

 


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Joseph DiRico, Joseph DiRico who was self employed , of Norristown, died Friday Nov. 4th-2005 in Lankenau Hospital. He was born in Conshohocken on April 7th, 1939 son of the late Richard E. and Louise (Gravinese) DiRico. He was the husband of Elsie Adenia McCurdy. Joe was 66 years of age.

Joe was born and raised in Conshohocken where he graduated from the former St. Matthew High School class of 1957, Joe also played football for St. Matthew. He was an avid Golfer and loved all sports especially the "Eagles". He also was very handy in construction projects. He was a supervisor for the former Alan Wood Steel and also Lukens Steel both formerly of Conshohocken. He was a member of Visitation RC Church.

Joe is survived by his wife of 45 years, Elsie, and one son Joseph of Florida and daughters Lisa Kolenda of Norristown, and Louise Leahan of Bridgeport, and a brother Robert of Brigantine NJ. 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Predeceased by a daughter Audra Marie DiRico in 1979, also a son-in-law, Anthony J. Kolenda.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects Tuesday morning Nov. 8th. from 8:30am to 10am at the William A. Moore Funeral Home 708 Fayette St. Conshohocken, with a Funeral Mass to follow at 10:30am in SS Cosmas & Damian RC Church West 5th. Ave. in Conshohocken, Pa. Interment St. Matthew Cemetery Conshohocken, Pa.


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Sara "Sally" E. Roop (Speidel), Sara "Sally" E. Roop (Speidel), a homemaker of Conshohocken, died Nov. 10th at home. She was born in Frackville, PA on October 7th 1934 daughter of the late Augustus and Mary (Gray) Speidel. For 53 years, she has been the beloved wife of Gerald "Jerry" Roop.

Sally graduated from the former St. Matthews High School class of 1952, which is where she played the French Horn for the St. Matthews All Girl Band. She was a member Ss. Cosmas & Damian RC Church in Conshohocken. She was the past president of St. Mary's Mother Guild. Sally made many an acquaintance, while employed at the Burger King in Plymouth Meeting, for 25 years. Above all else, she was an extremely loving and giving person.

Besides her husband Jerry, she is survived in life by: sons; Gerald nee (Joan) Roop of Chatham, NJ, and David of Bridgeport, daughters; Robin nee (Ken) McCormick of Conshohocken, Karen Roop-Console of Conshohocken, Sally Lawrence of Conshohocken, a sister; Mary Harris of Lumbar, IL, grandchildren; Jennifer and Jonathan Dukes, James Console, Elizabeth, Julia and Vincent Roop. Predeceased in life by: brothers; William and Gus Speidel.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Sunday evening, Nov. 13th from 6-8pm or on Monday morning from 8:30-9:30am at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St. Conshohocken, PA. A funeral mass will commence at 10am at Ss. Cosmas and Damian RC Church, 5th and Maple Sts., Conshohocken. Interment, Gulph Christian Cemetery in W. Conshohocken. In lieu of flowers, memorial donation's in Sally's name may be made to Montgomery Home Care and Hospice, 25 W. Fornance St., Norristown, PA, 19401.


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Carol Ann (Yucalevich) Krause, Carol Ann (Yucalevich) Krause, a retired restaurant manager of Conshohocken, died Friday, November 11th at home with her family at her side. She was born in Norristown on July 27th 1950, daughter of the late Leonard and Edith May (Wright) Yucalevich. She was the beloved wife of James Krause for 34 years. She was 55 years of age.

Carol attended Plymouth Whitemarsh High School. She continued her education at a variety of institutions geared towards restaurant management, which was what she did during most of her working life. Her last two years of employment was at Wal-Mart in Trooper as a customer service manager. Carol knew how to enjoy life to the fullest. The sea shore was always a special place for her. Her children and grandchildren were always a source of pride and joy.

In addition to her husband James, Carol is survived by: daughters; Denise Giorgio and Jamie Krause, both at home, brothers; Daniel Yucalecich of Conshohocken and Phillip Yucalevich of Schwenksville, 5 grand children; Brooklyn, Alexia, Anthony, and Richard, nieces and nephews; Cheryl, Charles and many others, a son-in-law; Matthew Giorgio. She was predeceased in life by: a brother; Leonard, a sister; Barbara Hauer.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Wednesday morning, November 16th from 9-10am at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette Street, Conshohocken. A memorial service will commence at the funeral home at 10am and will be officiated by Rev. Saigh Belding. In lieu of flowers, donations in Carol's name may be made to Montgomery Home Care and Hospice, 25 W. Fornance Street, Norristown, PA or to the American Lung Assoc., 525 Plymouth Rd., Plymouth Meeting, PA.


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Mary J. (Laffredo) Millard, Mary J. (Laffredo) Millard, a retired seamstress of Bridgeport died Saturday Oct. 29th in Phoenixville Hospital. She was born in Bridgeport on Sept. 26-1919 daughter of the late Francesco and Angelina (Sandore) Loffredo. She was the wife of the late Harry Millard. Mary was 87 years of age.

Mary was born and raised in Bridgeport, where she resided all her life. Mary worked for the former Jacob Reeds & son as a seamstress and supervisor until she retired. Mary was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel RC Church. In her youth, she enjoyed bowling, crotcheing, and dancing, where she won awards from the former Arthur Murray dance studios. Later in life Mary would enjoy sitting on her porch and doing word puzzles.

Mary is survived by: her sister in laws: Nellie, Barbara, Edith, Nancy, and Yuriko Laffredo, and several nieces and nephews. "Mimi" will be sadly missed by her extended family: the Cunnane's; Jerry & Kim and their three children; Katrinia, Justin and Brianna, whom Mary adored. Mary was predeceased in life by: 6 brothers; Paul, Sam, Sal, Angelo, Frank Jr. and Pat, one sister; Rose Kelly.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Friday, November 4th, 2005 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel RC Church, 500 Ford St., Bridgeport, PA from 8:45am – 10am. A funeral mass will commence at 10am in the church.   Interment, Valley Forge Memorial Gardens, South Gulph Rd., King of Prussia, PA. Memorial donation's in Mary's name may be made to Our Lady of Mount Carmel RC Church at the aforementioned address or to the Alzheimers Assoc., Robert Morris Bldg, 100 N. 17th St., Phila., PA 19103. Arrangements are by the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken, PA.


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Mildred Rakowski, Mildred (Wright) Rakowski of Lansdale, formerly of West 4th. Ave in Conshohocken, died Saturday, Oct. 8-2005. She was born in Phila. on August 30-1922 daughter of the late Andrew and Freda (Mummenthaler) Wright. She was the wife of the late John A. Rakowski, her husband of 50 years. Mildred was 86 years of age.

Mildred was a clerk in the Montgomery County Court House for 30 years in the Voters Registration Dept. She enjoyed spending time with her 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Mildred is survived by: 2 sons;. John of Bloomington, Illonis, and David of Phila. one daughter; Cynthia Tierney of Conshohocken, brothers; Joseph Keenan of Conshohocken, Thomas Keenan of Limerick, and James Keenan of Schwensville, sisters; Dorothy Desimone of Phoeixville, Betty Smith of Hendricks, PA, 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Predceased by: brothers; Patrick Keenan and Andrew Wright, a sister; Edith Yucalevich.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Wednesday Morning, Oct. 12th, from 9am to 11am at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken. A Funeral Service will follow at 11am conducted by the Rev. Bradley Lacey. Interment, St. Benedict Cemetery, Conshohocken. PA.


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Alfred J. Bruno Sr., Alfred J. Bruno Sr., a civil service worker for the U.S. Government, of Collegeville and formerly of E. 7th Ave. in Conshohocken, died on Thursday September 29th. He was born in Conshohocken on August 22nd, 1916 son of the late James and Marie (Moles) Bruno. He was the husband of Lillian H. Hague, who died in '84. Alfred was 89 years of age.

Alfred was a parishioner of St. Matthews RC Church in Conshohocken. For 30 years, Alfred spent winters in West Palm Beach, FL traveling back to Conshohocken in the summer. He was an avid golfer. He also enjoyed woodworking and crafts.

Alfred is survived by: sons; Alfred J. Jr. of Conshohocken, Charles H. of East Norriton, Joseph of Conshohocken and James of Gilbertsville, a sister; Palma Cinaglia of Norristown, 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Besides his wife, he is predeceased in life by: brothers; Ralph and Joseph, and a sister; Millie Pasqualle.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Wednesday morning, October 5th, at St. Matthew RC Church, 3rd Ave. and Fayette St., Conshohocken, from 9:30-10:25am with a 10:30 funeral mass following. Interment, St. Matthew Cemetery in Conshohocken. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Alfred's name be made to: American Cancer Society, 700 Horizon Circle, Suite 201, Chalfont, PA 18914. Arrangements are by the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken, PA.


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Daniel J. Lynch Jr., Daniel J. Lynch Jr., a retired member of the CIA, of Norristown, PA formerly of Vienna, VA died Thursday, September 29th.    He was born in Java – Dutch East Indies on February 17th, 1932 son of the late Daniel J. and Frances (Hanrahan) Lynch. He was the husband of the late Sheila (Walsh) Lynch. Daniel was 73 years of age.   
Daniel graduated Temple University with a B.S. in Political Science. Daniel was a Korean War Veteran serving in the U.S. Army and received the following medals: Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal, Korean Service Medal, and United Nations Service Medal. His career was in government service working for the CIA as an information analyst. His tenure at the CIA was from 1959-1988. He traveled extensively to Latin America and the Middle East. He was a parishioner of St. Paul's RC Church in Norristown. He was a Washington Redskins Football fan.
Daniel is survived by: a daughter; Jennifer (Bruce) Cotting of Silver Spring, Maryland, a brother; Frank Lynch of Exton, PA, a sister; Ann Lynch of East Norriton, 4 grandchildren; Ashleigh, Conner, Joshua, and Grace.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Monday, October 3rd, at St. Paul's RC Church, Johnson Highway, Norristown, PA from 9:30-10:20am. A funeral mass will follow the visitation at 10:30. Interment will be Tuesday, October 4th, at Fairfax Memorial Park, 9900 Braddock Rd, Fairfax, Virginia 22032. In lieu of flowers please make donations of books or funds to: The Avalon School, 7000 Radnor Road, Bethesda , MD 20817 marking donations, "In honor of Daniel J. Lynch, grandfather of Conner Cotting. Arrangements are by the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken, PA.


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Helen (Pupek) Szymanski,     Helen (Pupek) Szymanski a homemaker of West Conshohocken died Tuesday, September 20th at her home, after a short illness. She was born in West Conshohocken on March 27th, 1923, daughter of the late Benjamin and Domenica (Zero) Pupek. She was the wife of the late Charles Szymanski, who died in 1962. Helen was 82 years of age.
    She went to St. Mary Grade School and was a life member of St. Mary RC Church in Conshohocken. Helen was employed by the Upper Merion School District for 17 years, where most of her time was spent in the janitorial department of the Middle School. She also worked in the former Merion Worster Mill.
    Helen is survived by: one son, Robert Szymanski Sr. (Kathleen) of Eagleville and one daughter; Arlene Szymanski at home in West Conshohocken, 2 grandchildren; Robert Szymanski Jr. (Patricia) and Michele Szymanski. Predceased by: brothers; Joseph, Stanley, Benjamin, and Anthony Pupek, and sisters; Veronica Froczak, Lottie Zaremba, and Stella Nasielski.
       Relatives and friends may pay their respects Friday evening, September 23rd, from 7 to 9pm at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St. Conshohocken, or Saturday morning from 8:30 to 9:30am at the funeral home with a funeral Mass to follow at 10am in St. Mary RC Church, Oak and W. Elm St. Conshohocken. Interment will be in St. Benedict Cemetery, Colwell Lane, Conshohocken.
Donations in Helen's name may be made to St. Mary RC Church, 140 W. Hector St., Conshohocken, PA 19428.


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Gene Prusinowski, Gene "Dagger" Prusinowski, 77, of Plymouth Township, PA, died Thursday, September 15, 2005 at his daughter's home. Born in West Conshohocken on February 1, 1928 he was the son of the late Benjamin and Catherine (Nosek) Prusinowski. He was the husband of the late Helen (Pecko) Prusinowski, his wife of 42 years. He was a graduate of West Conshohocken High School and Bryant Junior College in Rhode Island

He worked for Walker Bros., Lavino and Welding Engineer, before retiring from the post office at Southeastern in Devon after twenty years of service as a distribution clerk. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII at Fort Richardson, Alaska, with the 51st Ordinance, where he operated the supply warehouse. He was a member of St.Mary's Roman Catholic Church since his marriage in 1952. Gene was also active in the Senior Adult Activity Center of Norristown where he participated in the Variety shows and as a volunteer for their daycare center. He was a member of the TK Club and Polish Eagle Club in Conshohocken where he played the trumpet with the Charlie Hicks Band and the Polish American Citizen Club in Clifton Heights where he played the trumpet with Joe Surmiak and Polka Dots. He also enjoyed woodworking, ethnic dancing, reading western novels, and traveling to different states with his family. He especially enjoyed visiting his second home in Oro Valley, Arizona.

Surviving is a daughter, Diane Prusinowski, of Plymouth Township and a sister, Constance Zoltowski and her husband, Frank of Tucson, Arizona, and his loyal pet Kiwi. Also, surviving are many nieces, nephews, and good friends, especially Bernice Dalton of Jeffersonville and Susan Ballantine of Limerick who were like daughters to him. Three brothers, John, Stanley, and Frank Griedus and a sister, Mary Wisniewski, predeceased him in life.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects Sunday evening, September 18, from 6-8PM at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette Street, Conshohocken, or Monday morning September 19, from 8:30-9:30AM at the funeral home. A funeral mass will follow at 10:00AM at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Elm and Oak Street, Conshohocken. Interment will be at St. Benedict's Cemetery, Conshohocken. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Gene's memory to St. Mary's R. C. Church, Elm and Oak Streets, Conshohocken, PA 19428.
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