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Joseph R. Barder of Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania died Sunday, February 11, 2001 at Mercy Suburban General Hospital. He was 76 years old. Joseph was born September 23, 1924 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, son of the late Dr. Joseph J. Barder and the late Wilhelmina Barder (nee - Laurie).
He is the Dear friend and loving companion of Mary Messatzzia. 
Joe grew up in Clarks Summit. Pa., a small suburb of Scranton. His father, Dr. Joseph J. Barder, died a month before he was born. Joe lived with his mother, her parents and her sister in a comfortable, warm home. He graduated from Clarks Summit High School in 1942. During his boyhood and early youth, he was an avid reader, mostly of books about travel, adventure and exploration. He chanced upon the travel books of Richard Halliburton, who graduated from Princeton University in 1921, and this inspired Joe to apply to Princeton, where he arrived in 1942. He majored in art and archaeology and, upon graduation in 1946, he took a position in the statistical department of I.N.A. Insurance Company in Philadelphia.
Joe always retained his love of travel and in 1961 realized his first big adventure, flying to Tahiti. Since then he has traveled to many areas in the South Pacific, including the Marquesas, Easter Island, New Zealand, Australia and Papua-New Guinea. He also visited China, Tibet, Nepal, India, Pakistan, the Seychelles, East Africa, Lebanon, Kuwait, Iran, Turkey, Greece, Africa, Egypt, Tunisia and Morroco. He took early retirement at age fifty five and had spent quite a bit of time in Scotland, Shetland, the Orkneys and the Outer Hebrides. His dream was to sit in front of a peat fire, somewhere in Shetland, with his good friend Mary, his pipe and a wee dram or two. His was not a perfect life, but he did what he wanted to.
Relatives and friends were invited to his Funeral Service Thursday, February 15, 2001, at 8:00 P.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 6902 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia. Friends were invited to call Thursday, February 15, 2001, from 6:30 - 8:00 P.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home. Graveside Services were Friday, February 16, 2001, at 12 Noon at Forest Hills Cemetery in Dunmore, Pennsylvania.
Donations may be made in his memory to the Montgomery County SPCA, 1006 Edgehill Road, Abington, Pa. 19001.

Mai The Bao of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died suddenly Thursday, March 1, 2001 at her residence. She was 56 years old. Mai was born September 29, 1944 in Hanoi, Vietnam, daughter of the late Phu V. Bao and the late Nhi T. Bao (nee - Hoang). 
She is the beloved wife of the late Phuc T. Lam; During her working career Mai Bao was a semstress.
Relatives and friends were invited to her Funeral Service Friday, March 9, 2001, at 8:00 to 10:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 6902 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia. Interment at Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Prospectville followed the Funeral Service. 

Theresa K. Buttil of Bensalem, Pennsylvania died Tuesday, April 3, 2001 at 2845 Clara Circle. She was 76 years old. Theresa was born May 25, 1924 in Cincinnati, Ohio, daughter of the late Joseph Pfaffl and the late Katherine Pfaffl (nee - Tullius). 
She is the beloved wife of the late Nicholas Buttil; Mother of Steven Buttil and his wife Kathleen and Richard Buttil and his wife Judith; Grandmother of Jeremy, Kristen, Eric and Jessica Buttil.
Theresa was a hairdresser during her working career.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Friday, April 6, 2001, from 11:30 to 12:00 Noon at the Resurrection Of Our Lord R. C. Church, 2000 Shelmire Avenue, Philadelphia. Relatives and friends were invited to her Funeral Mass Friday, April 6, 2001, at 12:00 Noon at Resurrection Of Our Lord R. C. Church. Interment at Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge followed the Funeral Mass.
Donations in her memory may be made to The American Cancer Society 527 West Butler Avenue, Chalfont, PA. 18914.

Doris B. Conner of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Saturday, February 3, 2001 at Albert Einstein Medical Center. She was 84 years old. Doris was born April 1, 1916 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Wilmer Bower and the late Irene Bower (nee - Kohlenberg). 
She is the Beloved wife of the late Walter H. Conner; Mother of Gary R. Conner and his wife Bertha "Bertie" and Darlene G. Keuerleber and her husband Paul; Grandmother of Kimberly Murden, Kristine Coia, Kerry Lynch, Walter "Bud" Conner and Tara Hallston; Great Grandmother of 11.
Doris was a member of the Daughters of the Nile, Allah Temple # 28.
Relatives and friends were invited to her Funeral Wednesday, February 7, 2001 at 10:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 501 North Easton Road, Willow Grove and a Masonic Service Wednesday, February 7, 2001, at 9:50 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home. Friends were invited to call Wednesday, February 7, 2001 from 9:00 to 9:50 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home. The Interment at Sunset Memorial Park, Feasterville followed the services. 

Agnes Anne Cook of Harleysville, Pennsylvania died Friday, February 23, 2001 at her residence. Agnes was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late John David Anderson and the late Agnes Veronica Anderson (nee - King). 
She is the beloved Wife of the late Robert Samuel Cook; Mother of Robin Sutherland and her husband James; Grandmother of Jessica Sutherland and the sister of Florence Costa. Agnes was formerly from the Olney section of Philadelphia.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Thursday, March 1, 2001, from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at St. Helena's R. C. Church, 6161 North 5th Street, Philadelphia. Relatives and friends were invited to her 
Funeral Mass Thursday, March 1, 2001, at 10:00 A.M. at St. Helena's R. C. Church. Interment at Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge followed the Funeral Mass. 
Donations in her memory may be made to the Fox Chase Cancer Center 7701 Burholme Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19111.

Claire W. Cotter of Glenside, Pennsylvania died Thursday, February 22, 2001 at her residence. She was 75 years old. Claire was born April 1, 1925 in Pittston, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Anthony Glenn and the late Mary Glenn (nee - Golden). 
She is the beloved wife of the late John J. Cotter; Mother of Michael J. Cotter and his wife Doreen, Patricia Masciantonio and her husband Jack, Shelia Warner and her husband John; Grandmother of Tim, Grace and Glenn Cotter, Angelo, Michael and Jenna Masciantonio and Jacqueline and Christopher Warner; Sister of Rosemarie McKeegan, Patricia and Kay Glenn. She is also survived by her many loving nieces and nephews.
Claire was a retiree of the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Monday, February 26, 2001, from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son - Montanye Funeral Home, 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge. Relatives and friends were invited to her Funeral Mass Monday, February 26, 2001, at 10:30 A.M. at St. William's R. C. Church, 6200 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham followed the Funeral Mass.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Rosenfeld Cancer Center at Abington Hospital, 1200 Old York Road, Abington Pa. 19001.

Eva A. Cvetkovic of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at Crestview Center. She was 80 years old. Eva was born October 14, 1920 in Leipzig, Germany, daughter of the late Rudolf Wendt and the late Johanne Wendt (nee - Hunger). 
She is the Beloved wife of Dusan Cvetkovic; Mother of Nick and Rudy Cvetkovic; Grandmother of four.
Eva was a retiree of Foremost Kosher Meats, a member of Old Zion Lutheran Church, Cannstatter Volksfest Verein and the Vereinigung Erzgebirge 
Relatives and friends were invited to call Saturday, March 17, 2001, from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son - Montanye Funeral Home, 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge. Relatives and friends were invited to her Funeral Service Saturday, March 17, 2001, at 10:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son - Montanye Funeral Home. Interment at Newtown Cemetery, Newtown followed the Funeral Service.

Anthony F. Delzingaro of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Thursday, March 1, 2001 at Jeanes Hospital. He was 86 years old. Anthony was born December 24, 1914 in Cheltenham Twp., Pennsylvania, son of the late Anthony Delzingaro and the late Theresa Delzingaro (nee - Frorio). 
He is the beloved husband of Clara (nee Stoll formerly Wetzel) Delzingaro; Father of Anthony, Father Richard, David Delzingaro and Ruth Griffith; Grandfather of Three; Brother of Mary Evangelist
Anthony was a retiree after many years with SPS Technology
Relatives and friends were invited to call Monday, March 5, 2001, from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 6902 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia. Relatives and friends were invited to his Funeral Mass Monday, March 5, 2001, at 10:30 A.M. at Presentation B. V. M. Church, 100 Old Soldiers Road, Cheltenham. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham followed the Funeral Mass.

James B. Doyle of Bensalem, Pennsylvania died Thursday, February 15, 2001 at Vencor Hospital. He was 48 years old. Jim was born July 25, 1952 at Nazareth Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of James Charles Doyle and Elizabeth Anne Doyle (nee - Heffron).
He is the beloved husband of Loretta M. Doyle (nee - Gentile); 
He is the father of Sharon Doyle; the son of James and Elizabeth Doyle; brother of Betty Anne Fiorentino and her husband David, Anne Marie Burkeitt and her husband William and John Doyle and his wife Deborah; son-in-law of Josephine and the late Malio Gentile; brother-in-law of Joseph Gentile and his wife Cheryl and Donna DeVita and her husband James; uncle of Christopher and Diane Fiorentino, Kathleen Fiorentino, James DeVita, John Doyle, Jr., William Burkeitt and Michael Burkeitt.
Jim was raised in Philadelphia. He attended St. Martin of Tours Church where he was an altar boy under the direction of Fr. Hugh McSherry. As a boy he went to St. Martin of Tours School, was a paper carrier for the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin and played baseball for the Frankford Boys Club. He attended Father Judge High School where he played tennis for the Catholic League City Champions in 1970.
After high school, he went to LaSalle University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration in 1974. During college he operated his own lawn care service and worked for the Penn Fruit Company. After college he worked for the Rite Aid Corp. and then started his own business, Doyle Construction, Inc.
Jim was a loving husband and supportive father and was a friend to all he met. He was an avid tennis player with the Northampton Tennis Players and was an active member of St. Ephrem's Parish. He expressed his creativity through his work and his love of remodeling. He was looking forward to his daughter's graduation from Drexel University in June and to his 25th wedding anniversary in July of 2001.
Relatives and friends are invited to call Sunday evening February 18, 2001, from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. at the Wetzel and Son - Montanye Funeral Home, 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge (parking on premises), and to his Funeral Mass, Monday, February 19, 2001, at 11:00 A.M. at St. Ephrem Roman Catholic Church, 5400 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Hulmeville Road in Bensalem.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the "Make-A-Wish" Foundation, 1000 Germantown Pike, Suite F-2, Plymouth Meeting, Pa. 19462 (610-277-1770).

Eleanor Ann Eby of Ambler, Pennsylvania died Thursday, March 15, 2001 at her residence. She was 63 years old. Eleanor was born April 5, 1937 in Abington, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Richard Henry Gifford and the late Nancy Gifford (nee - Knight). 
She is the beloved wife of the late Thomas Kain Eby; Mother of Keith, Kent and Todd Eby; Grandmother of Emily and Will Eby and the sister of Sandra Schneider, Harold Gifford and Candy McGuire.
Eleanor was a former All American Hockey player and a graduate of Wilson College, she was an avid gardner and an employee of Pine Run Nursery. Mrs. Eby was a former Teacher at Upper Dublin High School and a Former Field Hockey and Lacross Coach at Abington Friends School.
Relatives and friends were invited to her Memorial Service Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at 11:00 A.M. at Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Prospectville. Interment at Whitemarsh Memorial Park followed the service.

Gertrude Ernst of Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania died Friday, March 16, 2001 at her residence. She was 95 years old. Gertrude was born January 8, 1906 in Dresden, Germany, daughter of the late Karl Adolf Fischer and the late Anna Fischer (nee - Haupt). 
She is the beloved wife of the late Emil; Step-Mother of Adele Veihl and her husband; Grandmother of Beverly and Richard Veihl; Great grandmother of five.
Gertrude was born and raised in Dresden, Germany. She was a church secretary during her working career and formerly lived in Southampton, PA.
Relatives and friends were invited to her Memorial Service Friday, March 23, 2001, at 1:00 P.M. at the Chapel of the Masonic Home 801 Ridge Pike, Lafayette Hill, PA
In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the Masonic Home, 801 Ridge Pike, Lafayette Hill, Pa. 19444.

Edith J. Herrmann of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Thursday, March 1, 2001 at Evangelical Manor. She was 83 years old. Edith was born June 6, 1917 in Reading, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late George F. Schultz and the late Jeannette Schultz (nee - Grimes). 
She is the beloved wife of the late George C. Herrmann, Sr.; Mother of George C. Herrmann, Jr.; Sister of Mary Gottschall of Reading, Pa.; Sister-in-law of William and Janet Herrmann.
She was born, raised and attended school in Reading, Pa. She was a cafeteria worker in the Philadelphia School District during her working career.
She was a member of the Bethel Lutheran Sunshine Class and the Tabor Home Alumni.
Relatives and friends are invited to call Tuesday, March 6, 2001, from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. and Wednesday, March 7, 2001, from 9:00 to10:00 A.M. at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 14100 Worthington Road, Philadelphia . Her funeral service will be Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at 10:00 A.M. at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church. Interment will follow the services at Hillside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 14100 Worthington Road, Philadelphia, Pa. 19116.

Karl Heinz Keller of Warrington, Pennsylvania died Thursday, February 8, 2001 at Doylestown Hospital. He was 67 years old. Karl was born May 14, 1933 in Pforzheim, Germany, son of the late Karl Hermann Keller and the late Josefa Keller (nee - Holzbauer). 
He is the Beloved father of Steven Keller; Fiancee of Helga Kusenko; Uncle of Carmen Wolfgang and Walter Staib.
During his working career Karl was a tool and die maker at the Jade Company. Karl was a member of the Vereinigung Erzgebirge.
Relatives and friends were invited to his Funeral Service Tuesday, February 13, 2001, at 1:00 P.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 501 North Easton Road, Willow Grove. Friends were invited to call Tuesday, February 13, 2001, from 12 Noon to 1:00 P.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home.

Joseph E. Kovach of Cheltenham, Pennsylvania died Tuesday, February 6, 2001 at his residence. He was 45 years old. Joseph was born June 28, 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late Joseph Kovach Sr. and the late Julia Kovach (nee - Savelli). 
He is the Beloved husband of Vivian Kovach (nee - Rivera); brother of Gerry Powers and Francis Kovach. 
Joseph was born and raised in Philadelphia, graduating from Lincoln High School in 1973 and the Temple University School of Music in 1979. He was a classical and jazz guitar instructor for the Settlement Music School in the Queen Village section of Philadelphia since 1981 and was an Education Specialist for the Internal Revenue Service since 1985. He was a member of the Olney Symphony Orchestra, the Munier Mandolin Orchestra of South Philadelphia and the Music Maestros Big Band. Joe wrote and published a four book set of studies for advanced guitar. He also composed music for the guitar. In addition to his music, he was a painter and liked to restore furniture.
Relatives and friends were invited to his Funeral Service Friday, February 9, 2001, at 12 Noon at Berachah Church, 400 Ashbourne Road, Cheltenham. Friends were invited to call Friday, February 9, 2001, from 9:30 to 12 Noon at Berachah Church, 400 Ashbourne Road, Cheltenham. Interment at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, Langhorne followied the funeral services.
In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the Settlement Music School, 412 Catherine Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19147. (215-755-3281)

Franz Kriszat of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Friday, February 2, 2001 at the Philadelphia Protestant Home. He was 99 years old. Franz was born March 6, 1901 in Raudszen, East Prussia, Germany, son of the late Johann Kriszat and the late Anna Kriszat (nee - Meschkat). 
He is the Beloved husband of Meta Kriszat (nee - Pasenau) and the uncle of Manfred Mueller and Fred Kriszat.
Franz was born and raised in East Prussia, serving an apprenticeship as a cheesemaker and working as a farmer. After emigrating to the United States in 1953 he worked in manufacturing as a welder. Mr. Kriszat and his wife were formerly of the Northeast section of Philadelphia.
Relatives and friends were invited to his Funeral Service Wednesday, February, 7, 2001 at 1:30 P.M. at the Chapel of the Philadelphia Protestant Home, 6500 Tabor Road, Philadelphia. Friends were invited to call Wednesday , February 7, 2001 from 1:00 to 1:30 P.M. at the Chapel of the Philadelphia Protestant Home, 6500 Tabor Road, Philadelphia. The Interment at Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge followed the services. 
Donations in his memory may be made to Tabor Lutheran Church, Mascher St. and Roosevelt Blvd., Phila. Pa. 19120.

Paul Lang of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Saturday, February 17, 2001 at Lafayette Redeemer Nursing Home. He was 86 years old. Paul was born November 24, 1914 in Stuttgart, Germany, son of the late Emil Lang and the late Marie Lang (nee - Föll).
Paul was a baker during his working career and was a member of the Hermann Lodge No. 125 F. & A.M.
Friends were invited to call Tuesday, February 20, 2001, from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 6902 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia. His Masonic Service took place Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. and was followed by his funeral service at 10:30 A.M.. Interment at Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge followed the services.

Herman Laule of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Wednesday, February 28, 2001 at Jeanes Hospital. He was 94 years old. Herman was born August 18, 1906 in Murg, Baden, Germany, son of the late Bertolt Laule and the late Elise Laule (nee - Ortstein). 
He is the beloved husband of Mary Laule; Father of Herman J. Laule and his wife Filena; Grandfather of Kirk, Wayne and Bryan Laule; Great grandfather of Wayne Laule, Jr. and Kyle Laule; Stepfather of Mary McKay and Joan Tenowich; Step- Grandfather of Linda and Amy Tenowich
Herman was born and raised in the town of Murg in Baden, Germany. He completed his schooling, learning the trade of an electrician. He emigrated to the United States in 1928, settling in North Philadelphia where he found work as a baker. He eventually became employed at the Atlantic Refining Company, later the Atlantic-Richfield Co., where he worked as an electrician and armature winder. From 1941 until 1962 he lived in the Olney area of the city and was a member of the St. Helena Roman Catholic Church. From 1962 until 1995, before he moved into the Philadelphia Protestant Home, he lived in Northeast Philadelphia and was a member of the St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church. He retired from work after 42 years of employment with Atlantic-Richfield. He was a member of the Cannstatter Volksfest Verein, the Vereinigung Erzgebirge and the St. William Roman Catholic Church.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Saturday, March 3, 2001, from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son - Montanye Funeral Home, 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge. Relatives and friends were invited to his Funeral Service Saturday, March 3, 2001, at 11:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son - Montanye Funeral Home. Interment at Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge followed the Funeral Service.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Pennypack Ecological Restoration Fund, 2955 Edgehill Road, Huntingdon Valley, Pa. 19006.

Mary Laule (nee Hall - formerly Kibele) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Tuesday, March 20, 2001 at Phila. Protestant Home. She was 90 years old. Mary was born August 16, 1910 in Stuttgart, Germany, daughter of the late Joseph Hall and the late Louise Hall. 
She is the beloved wife of the late Herman Laule; Mother of Mary McKay and Joan Tenowich; Grandmother of Linda and Amy Tenowich and the sister of Elfriede Hornung (Germany).
Mary was a homemaker during her lifetime.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Saturday, March 24, 2001, from 9:30 to 10:30 am at St. William's R. C. Church, 6200 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia. Relatives and friends were invited to her Funeral Mass Saturday, March 24, 2001, at 10:30 A.M. at St. William's R. C. Church. Interment at Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge followed the Funeral Mass.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Philadelphia Protestant Home Benevolent Fund 6505 Tabor Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19111.

Felix F. Mack of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Saturday, February 10, 2001 at Vencor Hospital. He was 79 years old. Felix was born March 2, 1921 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late Kuno Mack and the late Martha Mack (nee - Rupnecht). 
He is the beloved husband of 52 years to Mary R. Mack (nee Brun); father of Diane and Robert F. Mack and his wife Maria ; grandfather of Joanna, Christina and Lisa Mack and the brother of William Mack.
Felix retired as a purchasing agent for the Mateer-Burt Company in 1987.
He was a graduate of Northeast High School in 1939, he then worked for Cramp Shipyard in the purchasing Department and was deferred due to his work. Mr. Mack gave up his deferment to join the Army in October of 1943. He served in the 28th Infantry Division which participated in the D-Day landing on Utah Beach in Normandy. Felix was wounded in Luxenbourg for which he received the Purple Heart. He spent six months in the hospital in Bristol England and then returned to his infantry regiment. He finished his tour of duty in Lubeck, Germany and was discharged in October of 1945.
Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Mass Wednesday, February 14, 2001, at 10:30 A.M. at Presentation B. V. M. Church, 100 Old Soldiers Road, Cheltenham. Friends may call Wednesday, February 14, 2001, from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. at Presentation B. V. M. Church, 100 Old Solderiers Road, Cheltenham (see below for directions from Route 1 "Roosevelt Boulevard"). Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham will follow the Funeral Mass.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Salvation Army 6432 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111.

Maria Rosa Maier of Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania died Wednesday, February 7, 2001 at Holy Redeemer Hospital. She was 70 years old. Maria was born March 3, 1930 in Singen, Germany, daughter of the late Emil Seibold and the late Jda Seibold (nee - Biselli). 
She is the beloved wife of 47 years to Eugene J. Maier; mother of Karl and his wife Olga, Ed and his wife Andrea and Eric and his wife Karen; grandmother of Nicole, Melanie, Allison and Nicholas Maier; sister of Karl Siebold, and the sister in law of Hella Mommertz.
Maria was a member of the Vereinigung Erzgebirge and the Liberty Bell Wanderers.
Relatives and friends were invited to her Funeral Service Monday, February 12, 2001, at 11:30 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son - Montanye Funeral Home, 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge. Friends were invited to call Monday, February 12, 2001, from 10:00 to 11:30 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son - Montanye Funeral Home. Interment was private.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Arthritis Foundation Eastern PA Chapter 117 South 17th Street Philadelphia PA 19103.

Katharine Mary Oski (Nee-Dragon), 47 year resident of Jefferson Avenue, Hatboro; passed away Sunday, March 11th, 2001 at Abington Memorial Hospital. She was 69 years old. 
Katharine was the beloved wife of Charles S. Oski and they recently celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary. 
Born in Philadelphia, she was the oldest daughter of Ruth Platts and Stephen Dragon. 
Katharine graduated from Frankford High School where she was a member of the acappella choir. In 1952, she received her RN diploma from Northeastern Nursing School and was president of her graduating class. 
Always known for her caring touch, she was first a teacher of obstetrics and then became a private duty nurse. She was always loved by the children of Jefferson Avenue as she nursed their spirit and their wounds. 
Katharine, along with her mother and sister, founded Willow Manor Players; a community musical theater group. She enjoyed her role of matriarch and dedicated 42 years of her life to this family endeavor. Katharine also helped to establish the Ruth Kletzing Memorial Scholarship Fund which still helps to provide financial assistance to local students prepared to study in the performing arts. 
Katharine is survived by her daughter Jeanne Marie and her son Charles David.
She was the loving sister to Ruth Ellen Schmidt-Kletzing and brother John Dragon (deceased). 
Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate the life of this wonderful woman Wednesday, March 14th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, March 15th from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.; with a memorial service immediately following. Join us at Wetzel & Son., 501 N. Easton Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090. 
Memorial contributions may be sent to Willow Manor Players, 1868 Willow Avenue, Willow Grove, PA 19090. 

Wolfram A. Piechotta of Warrington, Pennsylvania died Sunday, February 18, 2001 at his residence. He was 64 years old. Wolfram was born September 18, 1936 in Berlin, Germany, son of the late Albert Piechotta and Irmgard Piechotta (nee - Teschner). 
He is the beloved husband of Margarete ("Mausi") Piechotta; Father of Monica Sechrist, Peter Piechotta and Albert Piechotta; Grandfather of David, Brian, Brandon and Danny Sechrist and Liam Piechotta; Son of Irmgard Piechotta; Brother of Dieter Piechotta and Peter Piechotta.
Wolfram was born and raised in Berlin, Germany, where he completed his schooling with an apprenticeship as an electrician. From 1956 until 1958 he was a member of the Berlin Bereitschafts Polizei.
In 1958 he emigrated to the United States, settling in Philadelphia where he held various jobs until 1963 when he and two partners founded the Hyde Electric Company. They operated the business on N. Lawrence Street in the Olney section of the city and, as the company prospered, they moved to East Falls. He retired from the company in 2000. Wolfram was active in German organizations, including the Hermann Lodge No.125 F.& A.M., where he was Worshipful Master in 1971, and the Vereinigung Erzgebirge in Warminster, Pa.
Friends were invited to call Thursday, February 22, 2001, from 5:30 to 8:30 P.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 501 North Easton Road, Willow Grove. A masonic service was held at 8:30 P.M. Thursday at Wetzel and Son Funeral Home. Friends were also invited Friday, February 23, 2001, from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at the Family of God Lutheran Church, 4770 Rt. 202, Buckingham. His Funeral Service was Friday, February 23, 2001, at 10:00 A.M. at the Family of God Lutheran Church, Buckingham. Interment at Doylestown Cemetery followed the Funeral Services.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Harmlosen, c/o Max Starke, 7427 Rockwell Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111.

Paul Gerd Plefka of Ivyland, Pennsylvania died Thursday, February 1, 2001 at Hahnemann University Hospital. He was 71 years old. Paul was born November 5, 1929 in Herne Horsthausen, Germany, son of the late Karl Plefka and the late Anna Plefka (nee - Falkowski). 
He is the Beloved Husband of the late Ingeborg Plefka (Nee- Wiecek); Father of Gary and his wife Cathleen, and Glenn and his wife Andrea (of Germany); Proud GrandFather of Gregory, Jason, Lindsey and Marc; Brother of Brigitte Wunderlich and her husband Heinz.
Paul was employed by Reliable Wagon and Body Repair of Philadelphia for nearly 50 years.
Relatives and friends were invited to his Funeral Service Tuesday, February 6, 2001, at 11:00 A.M. at the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 14100 Worthington Road, Philadelphia. Friends were invited to call Tuesday, February 6, 2001 from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church. The interment at Sunset Memorial Park, Feasterville followed the services.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Organ Restoration Fund Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 14100 Worthington Rd. Phila. Pa 19116.

Kathleen M. Prula of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania died Saturday, March 17, 2001 at her residence. She was 51 years old. Kathy was born July 11, 1949 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of William T. Collins Jr. and the late Marie T. Collins (nee - McGinley). 
She leaves behind with cherished memories her loving sons, John W. Rutledge and daughter-in-law Sally, of Jersey City, New Jersey, Daniel Rutledge of Lindenwold, New Jersey and Kevin Prula of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania; her brother Thomas Collins and his wife Kathy and her sister Anita Scott and her husband Dan. Kathleen was a special aunt to all of her nephews: Michael, Christian, Shawn, Christopher, Owen, and to her niece and goddaughter, Alison. She is also survived by her husband Dainel Prula.
Kathy attended William Tennent High School and received her two year paralegal degree. She courageously spent the last five months at home fighting brain cancer. Prior to her illness, she spent 14 years with Pitcairn Trust Company as a Trust Administrator. Her friends at Pitcairn were like family to Kathy and were with her in thoughts, prayers and many visits throughout her illness.
Relatives and friends are invited to call Tuesday, March 20, 2001, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 501 North Easton Road, Willow Grove. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at 11:30 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home. Interment at Whitemarsh Memorial Park, 1169 Limekiln Pike, Prospectville will follow the services.
Donations in her memory may be made to Abington Memorial Hospice, 2510 Maryland Road - Suite 250, Willow Grove, PA. 19090.

Stephanie J. Rice of Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania died Monday, March 19, 2001 at Holy Redeemer Hospital. She was 69 years old. Stephanie was born March 3, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Peter Zawaba and the late Lucy Zawaba (nee - Bonk). 
She is the beloved wife of William Rice Sr.; Mother of Theresa Abramchuck and her husband Nicholas, William Rice Jr. and his wife Barbara, Jacqueline M.Spadaro and her husband George; Grandmother of Anthony, Jenna and the late Emily; Sister of Matthew Zabawa.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Thursday, March 22, 2001, from 7:00 to 9:00 at the Wetzel and Son - Montanye Funeral Home, 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge and Friday, March 23, 2001, from 8:30 to 9:30 AM at the Wetzel and Son - Montanye Funeral Home. Relatives and friends were invited to her Funeral Mass Friday, March 23, 2001, at 10:00 AM at St. Hilary of Poitiers R.C. Church, 820 Susquehanna Road, Rydal. Interment at Lawnview Cemetery followed the Funeral Mass.
Donations in her memory may be made to The American Cancer Society 527 West Butler Avenue, Chalfont, PA. 18914.

Josef Rudolf Schneider of Newtown, Pennsylvania died Wednesday, February 7, 2001 at Paul's Run . He was 90 years old. Josef was born May 2, 1910 in Walzbachtal, Germany, son of the late Rudolf Schneider and the late Emma Schneider (nee - Weinacker). 
He is the beloved father of Helen O'Leary, Otto Schneider and Petra Constance Link-Keller;
Grandfather of eight; greatgrandfather of five and the brother of Karl Schneider.
Josef was an electrician at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York during his working career.
Services and interment will be private at the family's request.

Mary C. Schneider of Hollywood, Pennsylvania died Friday, February 2, 2001 at her residence. She was 88 years old. Mary was born May 19, 1912 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Martin Clark and the late Margaret Clark (nee - Fincuane). 
She is the Beloved wife of the late Harold I. Schneider; Mother of Philip Schneider and his wife, Deborah D. Schneider and Thomas Schneider and his wife Eleanor G. Schneider; Grandmother of Philip Schneider, Jr., David Schneider, Kimberly Ann Schneider, Shawn Schneider and Jessica Pursley; Great Grandmother of Brendan Philip Schneider, Holly Katherine Schneider, Madison Lynn Schneider and Cassidy Marie Schneider; Sister of Elizabeth Gooley.
She was a separator for the Paper Manufacturing Company of Philadelphia during her working career and was a resident of Hollywood, Pa. since 1947.
She was a member of the St. Cecilia's Senior Citizens and the Rockledge Senior Citizens.
Relatives and friends are invited to her Funeral Mass Tuesday, February 6, 2001, at 11:00 A.M. at St. Hilary of Poitiers R.C. Church, 820 Susquehanna Road, Rydal. Friends may call Tuesday, February 6, 2001, from 9:30 - 10:30 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son - Montanye Funeral Home, 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge. The interment at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham Avenue, Cheltenham will follow mass.
Donations may be made to St. Hilary of Poitiers Roman Catholic Church, 820 Susquehanna Road, Rydal, Pa. 19046.

Barbara Schwarz of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Wednesday, February 7, 2001 at Ambler Rest Center. She was 81 years old. Barbara was born November 9, 1919 in St. Andreas, Romania, daughter of the late John Gang and the late Kathrina Gang (nee - Bless). 
She is the Beloved wife of Frank Schwarz; Mother of Frank Schwarz and the late Barbara Broderick; Grandmother of John Broderick and the GreatGrandmother of Alicia Broderick.
Relatives and friends were invited to her Funeral Mass Friday, February 9, 2001, at 10:00 A.M. at Presentation B. V. M. Church, 100 Old Soldiers Road, Cheltenham. Friends were invited to call Thursday, February 8, 2001, from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 6902 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia . The Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham followed the Funeral Mass.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Presentation B.V.M. Church 100 Old Soldiers Road Cheltenham, PA 19012.

Anneliese Van Horn of Aldan, Pennsylvania died Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at her residence. She was 61 years old. Anneliese was born May 7, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Albert Bruns and the late Margarethe Bruns (nee - Holthausen). 
She is the Wife of Richard Van Horn; Sister of Bernhard Bruns, Hilda Dornhecker, Lillian Obenland and the late Theodore Bruns.
Anneliese was born and raised in Philadelphia and was a graduate of Frankford High School. She was an office manager for both First Pennsylvania and Metropolitan Banks during her working career. Anneliese was a member of and Past Worthy Matron of both the West Chester Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 352 and of the Order of the Amaranth, Mizpah Court No.44.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Friday, March 2, 2001, from 10:00 to 10:30 A.M. at the Aldan Union Church, 7 E. Providence Road, Aldan. Relatives and friends were invited to her Funeral Service Friday, March 2, 2001, at 10:30 A.M. at the Aldan Union Church. Interment at George Washington Memorial Park, Plymouth Meeting followed the Funeral Services.
In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, One Plymouth Meeting, Suite 520, Plymouth Meeting, Pa. 19462.

Emma H. Wellmann of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Tuesday, February 13, 2001 at Holy Redeemer Hospital. She was 89 years old. Emma was born September 3, 1911 in Essen, Germany, daughter of the late Frederich Wilhelm Lamm and the late Katarine Lamm (nee - Wagener). 
She is the Beloved wife of the late Hans K. Wellmann; Mother of Hans H. Wellmann; Grandmother of Robin Lee Stone, E.F. Wellmann, Debra McCullough and Karl Christian Wellmann; Great Grandmother of Sara, Katie, Stephen and Daniel; Great Great Grandmother of Audrey; Sister of Fred W. Lamm.
After arriving in the United States Emma worked as an in home cook and other domestic jobs before raising her family. Emma is a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Cannstatter Frauen Verein.
Relatives and friends were invited to her Funeral Service Friday, February 16, 2001, at 10:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 6902 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia. Friends were invited to call Friday, February 16, 2001, from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home. Interment at Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Prospectville followed the Funeral Sevices. 
In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 14100 Worthington Road, Philadelphia PA. 19116.

Margarete Wimmer of Southampton, Pennsylvania died Saturday, February 3, 2001 at Southampton Estates. She was 87 years old. Margarete was born April 12, 1913 in Ostwitz, Breslau, Germany, daughter of the late Artur Kuschel and the late Selma Kuschel (nee - Erdner). 
She is the Beloved wife of the late Bruno E. Wimmer; Mother of Gisela Dawson of California and Helga Bast of Jenkintown, Pennsylvania; Grandmother of Brigitte DeChiaro and Michael Bast.
She was born and raised in Ostwitz, near Breslau, Germany. She was trained and worked as a Librarian until emigrating to the United States in 1952. She worked at many jobs in the Philadelphia area including with Fischer and Porter in Warminster, Smith, Kline and French in Philadelphia and with the Medical Mission Sisters in Fox Chase where she was the kitchen manager for many years. Over the years during the summer season she also worked at numerous resorts as a cook and kitchen manager, including Cape Cod, the Poconos and New Hope.
Relatives and friends are invited to her Funeral Service Thursday, February 8, 2001, at 10:30 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son - Montanye Funeral Home, 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday, February 8, 2001, from 9:30 - 10:30 A.M.. Interment at the Lawnview Cemetery, 500 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge will follow the funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Liberty Corner Mission, P. O. Box 204, Liberty Corner, New Jersey 07938-0204

Marilyn May Winkworth of Cheltenham, Pennsylvania died Monday, March 12, 2001 at Jeanes Hospital. She was 69 years old. Marilyn was born May 17, 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late William Genther and the late Edna Genther (nee - Cummings). 
She is the beloved wife of the late William Winkworth Sr.; Mother of William Jr. and his wife Lori and Cynthia Winkworth; the Grandmother of Devon and Ryan Winkworth and the Sister of Lane Genther.
She was a retiree after 28 years with the Cheltenham School District
Relatives and friends were invited to call Wednesday, March 14, 2001, from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. at the Wetzel and Son - Montanye Funeral Home, 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge and Thursday, March 15, 2001, from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son - Montanye Funeral Home. Relatives and friends were invited to her Funeral Service Thursday, March 15, 2001, at 10:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son - Montanye Funeral Home. Interment at Sunset Memorial Park, Feasterville followed the Funeral Service.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Fox Chase Cancer Center 7701 Burholme Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19111.

Carol R. Wolotkiewicz of Hatboro, Pennsylvania died Sunday, February 25, 2001 at Abington Memorial Hospital. She was 65 years old. Carol was born November 9, 1935 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Amos Willard and A. Roberta Willard (nee - Stevens). 
She is the beloved wife of the late Alfred S. Wolotkiewicz; Mother of Sue Randall, Alicia Lowery, Philip Wolotkiewicz, Laura Eldridge and Gene Wolotkiewicz; Grandmother of Aaron Randall, Alicia Eldridge, Rachael Lowery, Kristopher Lowery, Julie Anna Wolotkiewicz, Jacqulyn Wolotkiewicz, Britney Berkelback and Jennifer Grieble; Daughter of Roberta Willard (nee - Stevens) and the late Amos Willard; Sister of Robert Willard. 
Carol was born in Philadelphia and was a 1952 graduate of Upper Moreland High School. She was an electronic technician for the Microcom Company of Warminster, Pa.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Thursday, March 1, 2001, from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 501 North Easton Road, Willow Grove. Relatives and friends were invited to her Memorial Service Thursday, March 1, 2001 at 8:00 P.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home. 
In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, One Plymouth Meeting, Suite 520, Plymouth Meeting, Pa. 19462.


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