Obituaries

  1. William J. Purcell
    William J. Purcell

    6/29/2016

    William "Bill" Joseph Purcell, 84 of Philadelphia.Born July 12, 1931 in Philadelphia to the late William J. & Mary (Johnson) Purcell and died June 29, 2016 at Prospect Park Nursing & Rehab Center in Prospect Park PA.Bill was a Philadelphia sports fan of all teams and retired as a confectioner at Whitman's Chocolates. He also served in the Air Force in sac air command during the Korean War. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in... Read more

  2. Frances T. Wethman Danowski
    Frances T. Wethman Danowski

    6/28/2016

    Frances T. Danowski (nee Wethman) age 81 of Lester passed away peacefully on June 28, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Charles J. Danowski. Devoted mother of Charles Jr. (Judy), Diane Simpkins and Doreen Arthur (Dennis). Sister of Elizabeth Janczuk and the late Evie (her twin sister), Norman and William. Also survived by 7 grandchildren Dennis Jr., Dianna, Kelsey, Deidra, Charlotte, Nicole and Jacqueline. Frances was a lifetime member of the... Read more

  3. James F.  "Fred" Keller, Jr.
    James F. "Fred" Keller, Jr.

    6/28/2016

    James "Fred" Keller Jr. of Prospect Park died on Monday, June 27. He was born on March 28, 1924 in Ridley Park to James Sr., formerly of Philadelphia, and Mabel (Leake), formerly of West Virginia. Fred was a proud WWII vet who was drafted before finishing at Ridley High School. He served 25 missions over Europe as the Ball Turret gunner on a B-17 crew in early to mid-1944. After the war, Fred attended night school and trained as a draftsman. He... Read more

  4. John M. Hilscher
    John M. Hilscher

    6/27/2016

    John M. Hilscher, 70 of Tinicum Twp. Died Monday June 27, 2016 at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby. He was born in Philadelphia on July 23, 1945 to the late Herman & Julia (Martin) Hilscher. John retired as a Plater for L3 Communications (formerly ITE) and was a US Army Veteran having served during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Legion Post 4945 Fox Smith in Essington and Post 507 John Wesley Cross in Norwood and also a... Read more

  5. Theresa (nee Smith) DeChiara
    Theresa (nee Smith) DeChiara

    6/26/2016

    Theresa DeChiara (nee Smith), former longtime resident of Glenolden, passed away on June 26, 2016 at the age of 87. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph R. DeChiara, devoted mother of Denise DiCampli, Debra DeChiara and Leigh McFalls, sister of the late Marie Nolan and Kathleen Kinsing, and loving nanny of six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral on Thursday after 9:30 a... Read more

  6. Natalie A. (nee Runkle) Hopson
    Natalie A. (nee Runkle) Hopson

    6/26/2016

    Surrounded by family, Mrs. Hopson went peacefully to be with the Lord on June 26, 2016 at the age of 87. Natalie was a longtime resident of Swarthmore. Born on July 16, 1928 in Harrisburg, PA, Mrs. Hopson fell in love with the borough the first time she saw it and settled in the area as a young bride in 1948. She was a woman of great faith and was a longtime member of the Word of Victory Church. Natalie was a true patriot who enjoyed the... Read more

  7. Elizabeth M.  (nee McVey) DeLacy
    Elizabeth M. (nee McVey) DeLacy

    6/23/2016

    Elizabeth M. DeLacy (nee McVey) , age 77, passed away on June 23, 2016, and was of Glenolden. Loving daughter of the late Bernard and Margaret Farrell McVey; beloved wife of the late Stephen J. DeLacy; devoted mother of Rev. Stephen P. DeLacy and Bernard M. DeLacy (Casey); dear grandmother of Braiden, Ella, and Bryce DeLacy; dear sister of Bernard McVey, and the late Margaret Glavin and Marie Duff.Relatives and friends are invited to her... Read more

  8. John D. "Jack" Lythgoe
    John D. "Jack" Lythgoe

    6/23/2016

    John D. "Jack" Lythgoe Jack died on June 23, 2016 at the age of 67. He is a U.S. Marine who served in Vietnam & is a Purple Heart recipient. Jack was also a longtime employee of the U.S. Postal Service. Loving son of the late John & Evelyn Lythgoe. Devoted father of Shannon and Zachary Lythgoe. Dear brother of Sr. Anne Lythgoe OP, Marge (Michael) McGlinchey, Mark Lythgoe, Gerry Lythgoe, Matthew Lythgoe and the late Christine &... Read more

  9. Bernice  E. Shepeski
    Bernice E. Shepeski

    6/23/2016

    Bernice E. Shepeski (nee Koslosky), age 79, passed away on June 23, 2016, of Glenolden, PA and Tobyhanna, PA. She was the retired business owner of The Pampered Pet. Bernice enjoyed crocheting beautiful blankets and prayer shawls which she shared with friends, family and made many donations to various local charitable organizations. Bernice touched the lives of countless people and will be missed by many. She was lovingly devoted to her... Read more

  10. Elizabeth  A. Sloss
    Elizabeth A. Sloss

    6/22/2016

    Elizabeth A. Sloss (nee Carey), age 89 formerly of Norwood, born in Girardville, PA, passed away on June 22, 2016 at Little Flower Manor. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert F. Sloss. Dear mother of Joseph Maxwell Sloss (Claire), Adelaide Sloss and the late Robert Francis Sloss. Also survived by her grandchildren James (Kim), Max, Mark (Jennifer), Kimberly (Shawn), and Patrick, seven great grandchildren and 3 great great... Read more

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