Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Former Rep. Bob Edgar served the 7th district for six terms in Congress.
Former Rep. Bob Edgar, who represented the Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District for six terms, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning at his Virginia home. After Congress, the Democrat went on to to lead the National Council of Churches, and became president of Common Cause, a position he still held. Edgar grew up in Springfield and attended public schools, according Congress’ Biographical Directory. A press release on the Common Cause website expresses their sadnesses at Edgar’s death and talks about his tenure in Congress: Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1974 to represent the Seventh Congressional District of Pennsylvania, Bob was part of the congressional class nicknamed "the Watergate babies," those elected in the wake …
Monday, April 22, 2013
WWII Marine Corps veteran is survived by large family of grandchildren, great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild.
James J. McDonnell, 84, a 26-year veteran Haverford Township Police officer died Tuesday at his home in Honey Brook, PA. According to an obituary on Legacy.com McDonnell retired from the police force in 1983 after serving the township for more than a quarter of a century. Prior to becoming a police officer he served served in the Marine Corps at the close of WWII and was member of the USMC's ceremonial drill team. According to the obituary "he had also worked at the A&P food market on West Chester Pike in Havertown. Following his retirement, Jim then worked as a deputy sheriff in Chester County. He had been a member of Sacred Heart Church in Manoa." Widowed three times, McDonnell leaves behind a large family. He is survived by his …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
A Delaware County judge is among her survivors.
Dorothy L. Kelly, formerly of Haverford passed away on March 15 at age 82. According to an obituary on Legacy.com, Mrs. Kelly leaves behind a husband of 63 years, a sister, three grandchildren and two children, including The Hon. Kevin Kelly who is a judge on the Delaware County Common Pleas Court bench in Media. According to the Legacy obituary Dorothy graduated from West Chester University and made the Dean's list all four years.She earned her Master's degree from University of Pennsylvania. She was a school teacher in the Haverford School District.Dorothy was active in the Haverford Township Historical Society. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and traveling. Donations in her memory can be made to the Haverford Township …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Funeral services are set for Wednesday morning.
Joan Boyle Francis of Havertown passed away on Friday, March 1 at age 79. According to an obituary on Legacy.com Mrs. Francis had recently worked as a volunteer at the Narberth Food Bank. According to the obituary "she grew up in West Philadelphia, where she married her husband of almost 50 years. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She recently worked as a volunteer at the Narberth Food Bank. She is survived by her husband, Richard A. Francis, Jr., son, Richard J. Francis; daughter, Rebecca M. Heard (Robert), grandchildren; Shawn, Joe and Tony." A viewing is scheduled for Tuesday evening from 7-9 at the Stretch Funeral Home in Havertown. A funeral preceded by a second viewing from 9:30-10:15 is planned for Wednesday morning …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Former Haverford resident to be honored Tuesday night.
Services are planned for Tuesday evening in memory of Marian Meredith Bellamy. According to an obituary on Legcay.com Mrs. Bellamy died peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 19. Read more about her life and legacy here. The family will receive guests on Tuesday evening, February 26th, after 6 P.M., in THE CHADWICK AND McKINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 30 East Athens Ave., Ardmore PA 19003, with a brief Service at 7 P.M., followed by a time to share remembrances. In lieu of flowers her family suggests contributions in her name to Footlighters Theater, 58 Main Avenue, Berwyn PA 19312.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Her lineage can be traced directly to an ancestor with a rare and important place in American history.
Mary Baker Supplee, formerly of Havertown, died Thursday at 106, leaving a legacy of service and a family lineage that traces back to a signer of the Declaration of Independence. According to an obituary posted on Legacy.com, Mrs. Supplee was a direct descendant of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, one of the signers of the Declaration. According to the Legacy.com obituary, Mrs. Supplee was the "widow of Henderson Supplee, Jr., a past president and chairman of the former Atlantic Refining Company, a past chairman of the Federal Reserve Board of Philadelphia and charter trustee of Princeton University, died peacefully at Dunwoody Village in Newtown Square." Mrs. Supplee was a woman of many talents as recounted in her obituary. "Mrs. Supplee …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
McLean passed away on November 28.
Gordon G. McLean, 87, a graduate of Haverford High School, passed away on November 28, Philly.com is reporting. McLean served in WWll, spending two years in Europe, and was survived by his four children, seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Read his full obituary here.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Sarcione passed away on November 3.
Alexander V. Sarcione Sr., 86, of Haverford died on November 3, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Sarcione founded the Delaware Valley Law School in 1971. The school later became Widener University School of Law. Read his full obituary here.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Kennedy passed away on October 29.
Heath Mirick Kennedy, 64, died on October 29 at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital of a virus after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer, the Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting. Kennedy, a Haverford resident, taught special needs students. Read her full obituary here.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Mayro passed away on October 1.
Eva Netheim Mayro, 85, a Holocaust survivor and Haverford resident, passed away on October 1 at Lankenau Hospital, The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting. Mayro spent her early years in Germany before coming to the United States in 1939. She went on to study at Temple’s Tyler School of Art, have three children with her late-husband Sidney, and become an accomplished artist. Read her full obituary here.