Monday, May 13, 2013
These obituaries come from the Greater Philadelphia Area.
Willard Benner, of Phoenixville, dies at 80. Olga Berlin, of Phoenixville, dies at 89. Pauline M. Dolney, of Phoenixville, dies at 85. Joseph Orosz Jr., of Phoenixville, dies at 95. These obituaries come from elsewhere in Greater Philadelphia: George Leader, former Governor, dies at 95.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
These obituaires come from the Greater Philadelphia Area through May 7.
Pauline Dolney, of Phoenixville, dies at 85. David Katz, of Phoenixville, dies at 72. Dr. Howard George Lee, of Phoenixville, dies at 88. John Madison Jr., of Phoenixville, dies at 66. Joseph Orosz Jr., of Phoenixville, dies at 95.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Virginia 'Jinny' Miller MacLelland was a long-time cancer survivor and champion for cancer charities.
Wednesday, May 1
Virginia “Jinny” Miller MacLelland, 83, wife, mother, grandmother and community volunteer, passed away peacefully on April 1, 2013, surrounded by her family. Born in Somerton, PA, the youngest daughter of Jane and Jacob Miller, she graduated from Girls’ High and Brown Preparatory School in Philadelphia. Jinny was the beloved wife of Robert MacLelland Jr. for sixty years. The couple celebrated their milestone anniversary in January at The Greenbriar Resort in West Virginia. Jinny was the devoted and proud mother of Robert Bruce MacLelland (Buffy), Cheryl Ann Swift, Stuart Miller MacLelland (Anne Dawson), and Leslie Jane Beary (John). She experienced joy spending time with her 11 grandchildren, Ashley Miller MacLelland, Robert Bruce …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Area woman is survived by large family, including six great grandchildren.
Edith M. (Dewees) Toth, wife of the late Albert L. Toth, of Sanatoga, formerly of Reading, Pennsylvania, passed away on Monday, April 29, 2013, in the Reading Memorial Hospital, Reading, Pa. Born in Valley Forge, she was the daughter of the late William and Edith (Compton) Dewees. Mrs. Toth was a 1953 graduate of Upper Merion High School. She was a devoted wife, mother of five, homemaker, and crafter. She lived in Geissen, West Germany and San Juan, Puerto Rico with her husband and enjoyed traveling when able, new foods, music, and being with her family. Mrs. Toth is survived by daughters, Cindy, wife of Jake Isner, of Missouri, Constance Corbin-Miller, wife of David Miller, of Pottstown, and Lisa, Wife of Kurt Geisinger, of Chantilly, …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Remembering residents from the Greater Philadelphia area who have died.
John Harley Jensen, of Phoenixville and Pottstown, who worked for Auger Fabrication of Malvern, died at 20 Francis McBride, of Phoenixville, died at 88. John Harley Jensen, of Phoenixville and Pottstown, who worked for Auger Fabrication of Malvern, died at 20. Michael M. Chuck, of Phoenixville, died at 81. Mark Gaerthe, of Phoenixville, died at 48. David Katz, of Phoenixville, died at 72. Anna Mandrusiak, of Phoenixville, died at 88. Francis McBride, of Phoenixville died at 88. Joseph P. O'Malley, of Phoenxville, died at 53. Kathleen Shields, of Phoenixville, died at 67. Kenneth Weidner, of Phoenixville, died at 80. Horace “Jerry” Darlington, Westtown School and Haverford College graduate, died at 72. William “Bill” Miller, of Haverford…
72-year-old Phoenixville resident taught college for 40 years.
David H. Katz, 72, husband of Susan I. (Rea) Katz, of Phoenixville, PA, died on Friday, April 26, 2013 in Devon Manor. Born in New Britain, CT, he was the son of the late Leon and Sophie (Feinblum) Katz. David served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was an Associate Professor at the Community College of Philadelphia for 40 years. According to an article on the College website, Katz retired from his position as an English professor in 2008. Prof. Katz was a member of the Phoenixville Senior Center and the Phoenixville Hospital Senior Circle. In addition to his wife, Prof.Katz is survived by his son, Demian Katz and wife Julie of Glenside, PA; his grandson, Otto Katz and his sister, Selma Bosse of California. Funeral …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Shields passed away on April 25.
Saturday, April 27
Kathleen P. Shields, 67, of Phoenixville, PA, died on Thursday, April 25, 2013 in Manor Care King of Prussia. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Francis X. and Ruth M.(Christiansen) Shields. Kathleen proudly served in the United States Army as a Nurse during the Vietnam War, and was awarded the Bronze Star, she then worked at the Valley Forge Army Hospital in Phoenixville. She worked as a Registered Nurse for Paoli Hospital, and then for the Visiting Nurse Association of Chester County. She was an active member of the Veterans of Foreign War Post 1564, Phoenixville, and was formerly a Post Commander, she had been Secretary of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 436, a member of the American Legion Post 482, …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Menkins passed away on April 25.
Friday, April 26
Mary Elaine (Shepsko) Menkins, 74, passed away peacefully on April 25, 2013, in Paoli Hospital. Elaine went to be with the Lord after fighting a valiant battle with ovarian cancer. Elaine was the loving wife of Richard D. “Richie” Menkins. Besides her husband, she is survived by her children, Michelle, wife of Jack Foell, Richard, husband of Kathryne Menkins and Beth Ann, wife of Tully Leomporra. She is also survived by one sister, Jean Marie, wife of William Stephenson. Elaine was the proud grandmother of Matthew, Tim, Ryan and Stephen Foell, Katie Shemonski and Alex Menkins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph A. and Mary (Fuga), brothers, Joseph P. and Richard J., and her sister, Theresa “Ginger” English. Elaine …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Thacker passed away on Wednesday.
Thursday, April 25
Hubert O. Thacker, 87, husband of the late Doris (Elliott) Thacker, of Royersford, PA, died on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 in Seasons Hospice, Phoenixville, PA. Born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, he was the son of the late Hubert and Laura (White) Thacker. Hubert served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War and the American Legion. He retired from Container Corporation of America in Oaks, PA. Surviving him is his sister, Minnie Thacker of Phoenixville, PA. He was preceded in death by six sisters and brothers. Services will be Private. Condolences may be given to the family at www.DevlinRosmosKepp.com. Arrangements are by the Devlin Rosmos Kepp & Gatcha Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc…
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
McBride passed away on Sunday.
Tuesday, April 23
Francis J. "Jake" McBride, 88, of Phoenixville, PA, died on Sunday morning, April 21, 2013. Born in Phoenixville, PA, he was the son of the late James and Anne (Binstead) McBride. Jake served as a Sergeant in the United States Army during World War II. He was the owner of Modern Method Rug Cleaners & Upholstery of Phoenixville, PA He was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Phoenixville, where he was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. He was a charter life member of National Firemen's Shrine and Hall of fame, and a member of Friendship Fire Company. Jake was a model train enthusiast, he loved to fish and ride his moped. Most days Jake would be seen walking throughout the community, smiling and greeting everyone…