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Judith A. Barben of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Thursday, June 7, 2001 at her residence. She was 57 years old. Judith was born July 16, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Frank A. Barben and the late Ruth P. Barben (nee - Gerhard). 
She is the beloved sister of Steven Barben, Wayne Barben, Richard Barben and Hazel Stanley and her husband Tillman Stanley; Aunt of Beth Stanley; Good friend and companion of Fred Schmitt.
Judith was born and raised in Philadelphia and was a 1961 graduate of Olney High School. She worked in sales for the Philadelphia Gas Works from 1961 until 1995 and was a sales consultant in home furnishings for Sears from 1980 until 2000.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Monday, June 11, 2001, from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 6902 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia. Relatives and friends were invited to her Funeral Service Monday, June 11, 2001, at 7:00 P.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home. 
In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the SPCA, 350 E. Erie Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19134.

John R. Barton of North Wales, Pennsylvania died Thursday, June 14, 2001 at North Penn Hospital. He was 74 years old. Formerly of Willow Grove, John was born October 20, 1926 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late William Barton and the late Elizabeth Barton (nee - Schisler).
He is the Beloved husband of the late Wilma O. Barton (nee - Reidenbach). Father of Penny Barton Heinel and the late Brian Barton. Grandfather of Bryn.
John worked as a crew chief for PECO during his working career.
Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Service Monday, June 18, 2001, at 10:00 AM at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 501 North Easton Road, where friends may call from 9:30 to 10:00 AM.
Interment to follow at Lawnview Cemetery, 500 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Association, 325 Chestnut Street, Suite 1120, Philadelphia, PA. 19106.

Michael Bradley of Warrington, Pennsylvania died suddenly Wednesday, June 6, 2001 at Hunterdon Medical Center. He was 52 years old. Michael was born November 24, 1948 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late Joseph D. Bradley and the late Blanche I. Bradley (nee - Golder). 
Michael will be missed dearly by his beloved wife of 27 years Regina, his children Kenny, Sandy and Carrie, his grandson Zachary, his sisters Betsy Davis, Patty Boyle and Bernadette Pflanz, and his many nieces and nephews who loved their Uncle Mike.
Michael served several years of his life in the U.S. Army. He served in Korea during the Viet Nam War. He devoted the rest of his life to his family. A loving father and husband, Michael will be missed by all who knew him.
Michael worked at Pressure Technology, Inc. in Warminster, PA for the past three years and previously at Air Shields Company also in Warminster, PA. Michael loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing. He was also a home team supporter, an avid fan of all of Philadelphia's sports teams.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Monday, June 11, 2001, from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 501 North Easton Road, Willow Grove. Service and interment were private at the family's request.

Joseph B. Bubinak of Sarasota, Florida died Monday, June 4, 2001 at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. He was 91 years old. Joseph was born November 15, 1909 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late Frank Bubinak and the late Anna Bubinak (nee - Quish). 
He is the beloved husband of the late Anna Bubinak (nee - Schuler); Father of Joanne Heileman and her husband Arthur and Dr. Joseph Bubinak and his wife Jane; Grandfather of Debbie Doyle, Elise and Earl Duranceau, Arthur Heileman III and Christine, Janette and Margery Bubinak. He is also survived by his three great grandchildren.
Joseph was born and raised in Philadelphia. He was the owner of the Sunoco gasoline station at Gilpin and Easton Roads in Willow Grove, PA for many years. Mr. Bubinak was formerly of Raab Street in Willow Grove.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Saturday, June 9, 2001, from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 501 North Easton Road, Willow Grove. Relatives and friends were invited to his Funeral Service Saturday, June 9, 2001, at 10:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home. Interment at Whitemarsh Memorial Park in Prospectville followed the Funeral Service.

Albert H. Cornell of Marmora, New Jersey died Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at Burdette-Tomlin Memorial Hospital. He was 84 years old. Albert was born January 19, 1917 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late Albert F. Cornell and the late Rae Cornell (nee - Arnick). 
He is the beloved husband of the late Alice Louise Cornell (nee - Crossan); Father of Carol L. Higgins and Albert H. Cornell, Jr.; Grandfather of Margaret Higgins, Anna Higgins and Harris Cornell; Brother of John Cornell.
Albert was born and raised in Philadelphia. He was the owner and operator of the Knitting Machine Corporation of America on Schoolhouse Lane in Cheltenham until his retirement in 1979. Mr. Cornell was formerly of Croyden Road in Cheltenham.
Relatives and friends were invited to his Graveside Service Friday, June 15, 2001, at 2:00 P.M. at Lawnview Cemetery in Rockledge.
In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the Fox Chase Cancer Center, 7701 Burholme Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111.

Samuel Gerson Freeman of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Friday, June 1, 2001 at his residence. He was 83 years old. Samuel was born December 14, 1917 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late David Freeman and the late Esther Freeman (nee - Goodman). 
He is the beloved husband of Sylvia Freeman (nee-Robbins); Father of Debra Ulvad and her husband Peter, Richard Freeman and his wife Christine and Cathie Alman and her husband Gregory; Also survived by his six grandchildren.
Samuel owned and operated an auto repair shop in North Philadelphia for many years.
Services and interment will be private at the family's request.
Donations in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

John F. Gahagan of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Monday, June 18, 2001 at Paul's Run . He was 87 years old. John was born September 3, 1913 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late John Gahagan and the late Selina Gahagan (nee - Redden). 
He is the beloved Husband of the late Mary Catherine Gahagan (nee - Sullivan); Father of John Gahagan and his wife Rita; Gramdfather of Michael, James, Mary and Kathleen Gahagan.
John was a maintainer for Septa during his working career. He was formerly of Wenonah, NJ.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Thursday, June 21, 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 Mass Thursday, June 21, 2001, at 11:30 A.M. at St. Cecilia R. C. Church, 535 Rhawn Street, Philadelphia. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery in Yeadon followed the Funeral Mass. 

Randall F. Geibel Sr. of Glenside, Pennsylvania died Saturday, June 2, 2001 at Coatesville VA hospital. He was 75 years old. Randall was born December 5, 1925 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late Frederick W. Geibel and the late Birdella Geibel (nee - Yellis). 
He is the beloved husband of the late Louise E. Geibel; Father of Randy Geibel, Donna Grayson, Karen Madsen and Fred Geibel; Grandfather of seven and Great Grandfather of two.
Randall graduated from Northeast High School in Philadelphia. He joined the Army Air Corps. after high school and remained in the military until the end of World War II. After the war Randall worked as an electrician until an injury forced him to make a career change. He became a service technician for optical instruments working for R. O. Gulden.
Relatives and friends were invited to his Memorial Service Thursday, June 7, 2001, at 11:00 A.M. at Glenside Bible Church, 447 Keswick Avenue, Glenside. Interment was private at the family's request. 
Donations in his memory may be made to Glenside Bible Church Mission Fund, 447 Keswick Avenue, Glenside, Pa. 19038.

Patricia A. Gillespie of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Thursday, June 14, 2001 at Frankford Hospital - Torresdale. She was 73 years old. Patricia was born March 6, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Edward Lanigan and the late Marjorie Lanigan (nee - McGonigle). 
She is the beloved wife of the late James J. "Peanuts" Gillespie; Mother of Michael Gillespie and his wife Christina, Elizabeth Scally and her husband John and Thomas Gillespie; Sister of Marie Hutt, Larry Lanigan, Edward Lanigan and Bernice Ward.
She was born and raised in Philadelphia and was a graduate of Little Flower High School. She was a receptionist in the emergency room and also in the out patient department of the Nazareth Hospital during her working career.
Relatives and friends are invited to her Funeral Mass Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at 10:00 A.M. at Christ the King Roman Catholic Church, Chesterfield and Morrell Roads, Philadelphia where friends may call from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M.
Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Hulmeville Road, Bensalem.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, 2200 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, Delaware 19806.

Eudora K. Jann of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Saturday, June 2, 2001 at Philadelphia Protestant Home. She was 94 years old. Eudora was born August 7, 1906 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
She is the beloved daughter of the late Charles and Eudora C. Jann (nee-Rahm). Eudora took care of her parents during most of her working career. Miss Jann was alert and interested til the end.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Wednesday, June 6, 2001, from 9:30 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 Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at 10:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son - Montanye Funeral Home. Interment at Lawnview Cemetery in Rockledge followed the Funeral Service. 
In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the Philadelphia Protestant Home Benevolent Fund, 6500 Tabor Road, Philadelphia, PA. 19111.

Doris Keller of Cinnaminson, New Jersey died Sunday, June 3, 2001 at Cinnaminson Care Center. She was 85 years old. Doris was born February 19, 1916 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late John Henry Klein and the late Sophie Klein (nee - Baurley). 
She is the beloved wife of the late Arthur Keller; Mother of Paul A. Keller and his wife Adele; Grandmother of Donna, Sarah and Thomas Keller; Great Grandmother of Jesse Keller and the sister of Calvin Klein. 
Doris was a homemaker during her working career, she was formerly from Reach Street in Philadelphia.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Wednesday, June 6, 2001, from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 6902 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia. Relatives and friends were invited to her Funeral Service Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at 7:00 P.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home. 

William A. King, Jr. of Rockledge, Pennsylvania died Tuesday, June 26, 2001 at Jeanes Hospital. He was 80 years old. William was born August 5, 1920 in Big Spring, Montana, son of the late William A. King Sr. and the late Margaret King (nee - Roden). 
He is the beloved husband of the late Shirley King (nee-Witman); Father of Susan J. Tiernan and the grandfather of Francis W. Tiernan.
William was a retiree of Pennwalt where he was a machinist. He was a WW II Navy Veteran.
Services and interment will be private at the family's request.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Temple University Cardiology Department Office of Development Suite 300, 3340 North Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19140.

Martha Knoll of Southampton, Pennsylvania died Monday, June 11, 2001 at Southampton Estates. She was 97 years old. Martha was born August 23, 1903 in Scharnhausen, Germany, daughter of the late Wilhelm Strobel and the late Pauline Rosine Strobel (nee - Bauer). 
She is the beloved wife of the late Ernest W. Knoll, she is survived by her sister Emilie Metzger, a nephew Hans Oertel and her many close and dear friends.
Mrs. Knoll came to America in 1929 and had lived in Montgomery County since the 1940's. She and her husband were the former owners of Lone Maple Nursery on Maple Avenue and Moreland Road.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Friday, June 15, 2001, from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 501 North Easton Road, Willow Grove. Relatives and friends were invited to her Funeral Service Friday, June 15, 2001, at 10:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home. Interment at Whitemarsh Memorial Park in Prospectville followed the Funeral Service.
Donations in her memory may be made to the S.P.C.A. of Bucks County, PO Box 277, Lahaska, PA 18931.

Helen G. McConnell of Neshaminy Manor Home, Warrington, Pennsylvania died Monday, June 18, 2001. She was 92 years old. 
Helen was born March 14, 1909 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Joseph Sentman and the late Annie Sentman (nee - Connard). 
She is the Beloved wife of the late James P. McConnell. Mother of Francis McConnell and Joan Heath. Grandmother of Michael McConnell, Susan (Heath) Phipps, Scott McConnell, Bruce H. Heath Jr., James Heath, Cynthia Heath, Stephen Heath and R. Timothy Heath. Great Grandmother of 12. Sister of Robert Sentman, the late Mary Rummel and the late Marian Elliott. Also survived by her 4 nieces.
She was a long time resident of Willow Grove and attended Doylestown High School. She was also a long time member of Calvary Presbyterian Church of Willow Grove. 
Relatives and friends were invited to her Funeral Service Friday, June 22, 2001, at 10:00 AM at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 501 North Easton Road, Willow Grove where friends called from 9:00 to 10:00 AM. Interment followed at Hillside Cemetery, Susquehanna Road, Roslyn.

Gladys A. Meyer of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Monday, June 4, 2001 at Pennypack Manor. She was 87 years old. Gladys was born February 24, 1914 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late John N. Hevner and the late Helena Hevner (nee - Trautman). 
She is the beloved wife of Alexander Meyer and the late George Candy; Mother of John Meyer; Grandmother of five. Gladys was a retired Time Keeper at Jeanes Hospital.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Friday, June 8, 2001, from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Wetzel and Son - Montanye Funeral Home, 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge. Relatives and friends were invited to her Funeral Service Friday, June 8, 2001, at 8:00 P.M. at the Wetzel and Son - Montanye Funeral Home. Interment was private at the family's request.
Donations in her memory may be made to the American Parkinsons Disease Association 6700 Eastwood Street Philadelphia, PA. 19149.

Charles F. Miller of Blue Bell, Pennsylvania died Monday, June 11, 2001 at Normandy Farm Estates. He was 96 years old. Charles was born May 4, 1905 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late Charles F. Miller and the late Kate Miller (nee - Hartsough). 
He is the beloved husband of Ruth Miller (nee Heginbothom); Father of Harold, Robert, and Alfred Miller, Frances Peterson and Edith Lipinski; Grandfather of 14. Great Grandfather of 9.
Charles was a member of William L. Elkins Lodge #646 F. and A. M. He and Ruth Celebrated 60 Years of Marriage in 1998.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Friday, June 15, 2001, from 1:30 to 2:30 P.M. at Trinity Church, Oxford, 6901 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia. Relatives and friends were invited to his Funeral Service Friday, June 15, 2001, at 2:30 P.M. at Trinity Church, Oxford. Interment at Trinity Church, Oxford Cemetery followed the Funeral Service.
Donations in his memory may be made to Trinity Church, Oxford, 6901 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. 19111.

Sebastian Petto of Penfield, New York died Monday, June 11, 2001. He was 90 years old. Sebastian was born January 19, 1911 in Nicince, Austria-Hungary, son of the late Joseph Petto and the late Maria Petto (nee - Kraft). 
He is the beloved husband of the late Marie Petto (nee Parcen); Father of Brigitta Lux and Joseph Petto; Grandfather of Christa Bargallo, Keith Wesley and Connie Tartini; Greatgrandfather of six and the Brother of Katharina Lang.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Friday, June 15, 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 his Funeral Service Friday, June 15, 2001, at 10:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son - Montanye Funeral Home. Interment at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery in Langhorne followed the Funeral Service.
Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society 1626 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

Valerie Ann Sparacio of Yardley, Pennsylvania died Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at her residence. She was 43 years old. Valerie was born February 8, 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of Edward J. Perri and L. Carole Perri (nee - Curley). 
She is the beloved daughter of Edward J. and L. Carole Perri; Sister of Joseph, John and Edward Perri also survived by her 4 nieces.
Valerie was a computer specialist for the New Jersey Department of Justice in Trenton.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Wednesday, July 18, 2001, from 9:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son - Montanye Funeral Home, 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge. Relatives and friends were invited to her Funeral Service Wednesday, July 18, 2001, at 11:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son - Montanye Funeral Home. Interment was private.

Adam Stefany of Rockledge, Pennsylvania died Monday, June 18, 2001 at his residence. He was 71 years old. Adam was born December 27, 1929 in Bierbrunn, Germany, son of the late Johann Stefany and the late Katharina Stefany (nee - Ciriak). 
He is the beloved husband of Magdalena Stefany (nee - Heck); Stepfather of William Anderson and his wife Sandra; Grandfather of Cole Anderson; Brother of Jakob Stefany and his family.
Adam was born and raised in Germany. He emigrated to the United States on June 14, 1952. He served in the United States Army as a sergeant in the artillary until his discharge in Januray of 1962. He worked as an engineer for the Laneko Engineering Company. Mr. Stefany was an active member of the Tabor Lutheran Church, the Franklinville Quartet Club and the Schwarzwald Quartet Club and was also a member of the Bayerischer Volksfest Verein and the Cannstatter Volksfest Verein.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Wednesday, June 20, 2001, from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Tabor Lutheran Church, Mascher Street & Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia. Relatives and friends were invited to his Funeral Service Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at 10:00 A.M. at Tabor Lutheran Church. Interment at Lawnview Cemetery in Rockledge followed the Funeral Service. 
In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the Tabor Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, Mascher Street and Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19120.

John J. Turzer of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania died Friday, June 15, 2001 at Abington Memorial Hospital. He was 81 years old. John was born September 24, 1919 in Skleno, Czechoslovakia, son of the late Joseph Turczer and the late Janha Turczer (nee - Antoni). He is the beloved Husband of Irene F. Turzer (Dembowski); Father of John , Barbara and Jackie Turzer; Grandfather of Bob, Jade, Ira and the late Chuckie Turzer.
John was a retiree of the Leeds and Northrup Company. He was an Army WWII Veteran. Mr. Turzer was formerly honored as a citizen of the week in the Willow Grove Guide. He started both the Cub Scout and Boy Scout programs at St. David's Church and was active in various sporting programs as a coach and administrator. Mr. Turzer was a member of the Thirty-Niners of Leeds and Northrup and the Dixie Derby Square Dancers of Upper Moreland.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Thursday, June 21, 2001, from 9:00 to 11:00 A.M. at St. David R. C. Church, 316 North Easton Road, Willow Grove. Relatives and friends were invited to his Funeral Mass Thursday, June 21, 2001, at 11:00 A.M. at St. David R. C. Church, 316 North Easton Road, Willow Grove. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Cheltenham followed the Funeral Mass.
In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to St. David's Activities 316 North Easton Road Willow Grove, PA 19090 or Ancillae Assumpta Academy's Athletic Department 2025 Church Road Wyncote, PA 19095.

Frederick F. Black of Hatboro, Pennsylvania died Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at Roslyn Nursing Home. He was "84 and 1/2 years old." Fred was born April 1, 1917 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late Edgar James Black and the late Minnie Louise Black (nee - Gutekunst). 
He is the Beloved husband of the late Inez M. Black; Father of Barbara Pond Davis and her husband Thomas J. Davis of Hatboro, PA and Robert F. Black and his wife Jennifer West Black of San Bernardino, CA; 
Grandfather of Kristine Ann Black of Doylestown, PA, Susan L. Pond of Hatboro, PA and Elizabeth M. Colón and her husband Pedro of Hatboro, PA.
Fred resided at Roslyn Nursing and Rehabilitation Home in Roslyn, PA. He formerly resided in Hatboro and Abington, PA. Fred was baptized by his grandfather Edgar Black, a former Methodist minister. He was a graduate from Abington High School. During high school Fred played trumpet in the band and was involved with the DeMolay. Fred and Inez were married September 13, 1941 at Olivet Presbyterian Church. They were married 34 years before Inez's death. After school he was employed by Standard Pressed Steel (SPS). 
Fred was a volunteer firefighter at the McKinley Firehouse and was a starter at the Bucks County Country Club. He volunteered his time at the Abington Hospital often over the years. Fred supported his children during their youth by assisting in their many church programs and scouting troops. During the 1960s and 1970s Fred worked at the Wetzel funeral home in Willow Grove assisting in many aspects of funeral service. As a younger man he had aspired to become a Funeral Director. His relationship with his wife Inez led him to his full time career with SPS. Fred retired from SPS in the late 1970s. Regarding his age of "84 and one half years," Fred told his daughter that the "half years are important again."
Relatives and friends were invited to his Memorial Service Tuesday, October 23, 2001, at 1:00 P.M. at Lehman Memorial United Methodist Church, York Road & Lehman Avenue, Hatboro. Interment was private.
In lieu of flowers donations requested to the Love Fund, Lehman Memorial United Methodist Church, York Road & Lehman Avenue, Hatboro, PA. 19040.

Judith Anne Clark-Washick of Warminster, Pennsylvania died Friday, October 5, 2001 at Abington Memorial Hospital. She was 45 years old. Judith was born September 24, 1956 in Abington, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Glenn W. Clark, Jr. and Ruth Anne Clark (nee - Knapp). 
She is the beloved wife of Theodore Washick; Daughter of Ruth K. Clark and the late Glenn W. Clark,Jr.; Step Mother of Kate, Lindsay and Jessie Washick, all of Norristown; Sister of Jeffrey W. Clark and his wife Kathy, of North Wales, Gregory E. Clark, of Horsham and Nancy C. Hann and her husband Thomas, of Horsham; Aunt of Robyn C. Baca of Jacksonville, FL , Cyndi Clark of Dallas, TX, Adam S. and Evan J. Clark both of Hatboro. She is the Great-Aunt of Christian A. and Kevin E. Baca also of Jacksonville, FL.
Judy had been employed by NMS and was a graduate of Hatboro-Horsham High School and Mansfield State College. She was a resident of Warminster for 21 years and was formerly of Horsham. Judy was a compassionate soul who loved animals. Besides caring for her own pets, she would befriend strays in the neighborhood, leaving out food and water, caring for them as if they were her own. Judy was an active member of Neshaminy Warwick Presbyterian Church. She was a past member of the New Coalition, a youth singing group of the church, who recently held a reunion that she attended and thoroughly enjoyed.
Relatives and friends were invited to her funeral service Tuesday, October 9, 2001, 4:00 P.M. at Neshaminy Warwick Presbyterian Church, Bristol and Meetinghouse Road, Warminster. Relatives and friends were invited to call Tuesday, October 9, 2001, from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. at Neshaminy Warwick Presbyterian Church. Interment was private. 
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in her memory to the S.P.C.A. of Bucks County, PO Box 277, Lahaska, PA. 18931.

Dr. Calvin M. Dubrow of Blue Bell, Pa. died Wednesday, October 3, 2001 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania after battling cancer and its after-effects for the last twenty years. He was 58 years old. 
Cal was born and raised in Philadelphia, graduating from Central High School in 1960 (Class 214), LaSalle College in 1964 and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1969. He worked for many summers as a teenager at Dubrow's Furniture Store on South Street, which was owned and operated by the family. After he completed his residency training in opthalmology and opthalmic surgery he operated a successful opthalmology practice at various locations in the Philadelphia area including Bustleton Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia from 1976 until 1995, Dekalb Pike in Norristown from 1978 until 1994 and at Parkview Hospital in Philadelphia from 1975 until 1993. He was chairman of the Opthalmology Department of Suburban General Hospital in Norristown from 1977 to 2001 and of Parkview Hospital from 1976 to 1987. 
Along with his medical practice Cal was also a professer of opthalmology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and was instumental in the development of a device for a biconvex intraocular lens for cataract surgery. His reputation extended outside the United States as the Lions Club of Norristown, of which he was a member, brought in patients from around the world for eye surgery performed by Dr. Dubrow, free of charge, at Suburban General Hospital, which graciously donated operating room time to the Lions Club. Dr. Dubrow was also the founder of "Eye-Care-a-Van", a mobile opthalmology lab for treating homebound patients and patients in nursing homes. Nursing homes using this service included Park Pleasant Nursing Home, Wyncote Church Home, Chester Care Center, Dresher Nursing Home, Cheltenham Nursing Home and Fairview Nursing Home. In addition to the Norristown Lions Club he was also a member of the Equity Lodge No. 591 F.& A.M. 
He is survived by his wife of thirty five years, Dina Stein Dubrow; his sons, Dr. Matthew Dubrow and Jason Hoerr; three daughters, Nicole and Danielle Dubrow and Meredith Forde; his mother Ruth Freedman Dubrow and his sister Fredda Stephens. 
His interment service was private. 
Donations may be made in his memory to the PCOM Foundation in memory of Calvin M. Dubrow, D.O., PCOM 69, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 4180 City Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19131.

Margaret Endres of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Sunday, October 7, 2001 at Philadelphia Protestant Home. She was 87 years old. Margaret was born November 7, 1913 in Bamberg, Germany, daughter of the late Michael Endres and the late Hedwig Endres (nee - Schauer). 
Margaret was a retiree of SEPTA after 28 years.
Relatives and friends were invited to her Memorial Service Wednesday, October 10, 2001, at 10:00 A.M. at the Chapel of Philadelphia Protestant Home, 6500 Tabor Road, Philadelphia. 
Donations in her memory may be to the Philadelphia Protestant Home Benevolent Fund 6500 Tabor Road Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111.

Joseph Hoenisch of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Wednesday, October 10, 2001 at Lafayette Redeemer. He was 92 years old. Joseph was born August 19, 1909 in Filipowaer, Austria-Hungary, son of the late Valentin Hönisch and the late Magdalena Hönisch (nee - Leh). 
He is the beloved husband of Theresia Hoenisch ( nee - Leinbeck ); Father of Renate Brenner and Stefan Hoenisch; Brother of Hans Hoenisch. He is also survived by his six grandchildren and his eleven great grandchildren.
Joseph was born and raised in Austria-Hungary and emigrated to the United States in 1952. He worked as a punch press operator for Laneko Manufacturing Company during his working career in the United States. He and his wife were long time residents of Alcott Street in the Lawndale section of Philadelphia and were members of the St. William Roman Catholic Church.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Saturday, October 13, 2001, from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son - Montanye Funeral Home, 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge. Relatives and friends were invited to his Funeral Service Saturday, October 13, 2001, at 10:30 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son - Montanye Funeral Home. Interment at Lawnview Cemetery in Rockledge followed the Funeral Service.

Ellis R. Kirby Sr. of Lansdale, Pennsylvania died Wednesday, October 3, 2001 at Montgomery County Geriatric Center. He was 87 years old. Ellis was born November 15, 1913 in Freeport, Long Island, New York, son of the late Thomas Ellis Kirby and the late Mary Kirby (nee - Oakie). 
He is the beloved husband of 64 years of Elizabeth E. Kirby; Father of Douglas Kirby, June Stone, May Godshall and Ellis Kirby, Jr. He is also survived by his fifteen grandchildren and many great grandchildren.
Ellis was a self-employed baked goods reseller, taking day old bread and reselling it to other companies. 
Relatives and friends were invited to his Graveside Service Friday, October 5, 2001, at 10:00 A.M. at Whitemarsh Memorial Park in Prospectville. 
In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the Salvation Army, 1601 N. Broad St., Lansdale, Pa. 19446.

Emma Kleiner of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Sunday, October 14, 2001 at Frankford Hospital - Torresdale. She was 92 years old. Emma was born November 28, 1908 in Breslau, Germany, daughter of the late Gottlieb Mosch and the late Helene Mosch (nee - Goretski). 
She is the beloved wife of the late Emanuel W. Kleiner; Sister of Clara Vogel of Philadelphia and Frieda Kugler of Germany; Aunt of Brigitte Krauss and her husband Jack. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews.
Emma was born in Germany and moved to Iowa in the United States at an early age. She worked as a seamstress in the clothing and textile industries during her working career. She was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Wednesday, October 17, 2001, from 9:30 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 Wednesday, October 17, 2001, at 10:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son - Montanye Funeral Home. Interment at Philadelphia Memorial Park in Frazer followed the Funeral Service.

Fred G. Knaak of Delran, New Jersey died Monday, October 15, 2001 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He was 69 years old. Fred was born September 3, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late Fritz Knaak and the late Herlinde Knaak (nee - Metzger). 
He is the beloved husband of the late Doris Knaak (nee - Werner); Father of Eric and Ted Knaak; Grandfather of Ryan and Tedi Knaak; Brother of Roland and Ted Knaak.
Fred was born in Philadelphia and and moved with his family to his mother's hometown of Mühlhausen in Germany in 1934. The family returned to the United States after World War II and Fred served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. After leaving the service he attended the Philadelphia Institute of Technology and from 1960 until 1997 he was employed by Link-Belt Co. in Philadelphia which later became F.M.C. Corporation and then Rexnord Corporation, attaining the position of plant manager. He was active in the local soccer community, playing for the Kolping House and Phoenix Soccer Clubs. Mr. Knaak was a member of the Hermann Lodge No. 125 F. & A.M., the Cannstatter Volksfest Verein and the Vereinigung Erzgebirge.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Tuesday, October 23, 2001, from 4:00 to 6:30 P.M. at the Wetzel and Son - Montanye Funeral Home, 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge. Relatives and friends were invited to his Masonic Service Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at 6:30 P.M. at the Wetzel and Son-Montanye Funeral Home and his Memorial Service Tuesday, October 23, 2001, at 6:45 P.M. at the Wetzel and Son - Montanye Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the Harmlosen, C/O Max Starke, 7427 Rockwell Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111.

S. Bruce McNickle of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania died Thursday, October 4, 2001 at Abington Memorial Hospital. He was 75 years old. Bruce was born January 11, 1926 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late Samuel A. McNickle and the late Edith McNickle (nee - Scrimshaw). 
He is the beloved husband of Elaine McNickle (nee-Lukens); Father of Linda Bishop, Alan McNickle and Lois Davis ; Grandfather of Leigh Ann Waters, Kim Davis, Tracie Cerino, Rachel Guignard, Russell, Ruth and Robert Bishop; Great Grandfather of Luc Guignard.
Bruce was a Technical Writer for Fischer and Porter for 28 years retiring in 1985. He was a Machinists Mate Second Class on the USS Cascade in the US Navy During World War II serving in the Pacific Theater. He enjoyed working with his hands, making furniture and helping with family construction projects.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Monday, October 8, 2001, from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 501 North Easton Road, Willow Grove and Tuesday, October 9, 2001, from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home. Relatives and friends were invited to his Funeral Service Tuesday, October 9, 2001, at 10:00 AM. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home. Interment was private.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Second Alarmers Association 307 Davisville Road Willow Grove, PA 19090.

Carl E. "Eddie" Sjostrom of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Friday, October 12, 2001 at Abington Memorial Hospital. He was 74 years old. Carl was born December 24, 1926 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late Alfred Edwin Sjostrom and the late Eva May Sjostrom (nee - Ellis). 
He is the beloved husband of Doris M. Sjostrom (nee- Douglas); Father of Eric and his wife Lisa, Carl and Paul and his wife Donna Maria; Grandfather of Paul, Nina and Andrew Sjostrom
Carl was born and raised in Philadelphia and attended Dobbins Technical High School and Palmer Business School. He served in the United States Navy during World War Two. He was a commercial artist and was in the Art Department of the Petrie Stores, Inc. during his working career. 
Services and interment will be private at the family's request.
In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Erie Avenue and Front Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19134.

Edward W. Stumpp of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania died Tuesday, October 9, 2001 at Abington Memorial Hospital. He was 79 years old. Edward was born September 14, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late Edward Stumpp and the late Effie Stumpp (nee - Bruch). 
He is the beloved husband of Elizabeth M. Stumpp (nee - Birchler); Father of Elizabeth "Sandi" Danaher and her husband Robert; Grandfather of Brett and Shane Danaher; Brother of Harry Stumpp.
Edward was born and raised in Philadelphia and served in the United States Army during World War II. He worked for thirty years as a gardner for Cheltenham Township during his working career, retiring in1990. 
Relatives and friends were invited to call Friday, October 12, 2001, from 12 Noon to 1:00 P.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 501 North Easton Road, Willow Grove. Relatives and friends were invited to his Funeral Service Friday, October 12, 2001, at 1:00 P.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home. Interment at Whitemarsh Memorial Park in Prospectville followed the Funeral Service. 
In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made in to the Parkinson Disease Association, 6700 Eastwood Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19149.

Joseph J. Sweeney of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Sunday, October 14, 2001 at Philadelphia Protestant Home. He was 84 years old. Joseph was born September 8, 1917 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late Miles John Sweeney and the late Catherine Sweeney (nee-Mullen). 
He is the beloved Husband of the late Virginia A. Sweeney (nee Mulcahy); 
Father of Joseph J. Sweeney Jr., Katherine Mitchell, William P. Sweeney, Regina Lynch, Maureen Emberger, Kevin Sweeney and Anne Marie Reilly; Grandfather of 26; Great Grandfather of 4; Brother of Thomas Gillette and Marie Bonnie.
Joseph was a Corporal in the United States Army during World War II. He served in the 216th Anti Aircraft Artillery, Gun Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division. He also served in the 644th Tank Destroyer Battalion, 8th Infantry Division. He fought in Normandy, Northern France, the Rhieneland and the Ardennes. His decorations included a Purple Heart with 1 Cluster for injuries sustained in France in August of 1944 and in Germany in March of 1945, as well as an EAME Theater Service Medal with 5 Bronze stars.
Relatives and friends were invited to his Funeral Mass Thursday, October 18, 2001, at 10:30 A.M. at Presentation B. V. M. Church, 100 Old Soldiers Road, Cheltenham. Relatives and friends were invited to call Thursday, October 18, 2001, from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M.at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 6902 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Cheltenham followed the Funeral Mass.
Donations in his memory may be made to C.K. Center 1799 South Sproul Road Springfield Pa. 19064-1195. 

Robert E. Tropea of Quakertown, Pennsylvania died Wednesday, October 3, 2001 at his residence. He was 91 years old. Robert was born May 19, 1910 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late Frank Tropea and the late Emma Tropea (nee - Gualteri). 
He is the former husband of Mary Bonder Tropea; Father of Deanna Tropea (Tremer) and Lorraine Hahn and her husband Alfred; Grandfather of Lisa Verani, Jeffrey Hahn, Jennifer Linwood and Shana Perry. He is also survived by his seven great grandchildren.
Robert was born and raised in Philadelphia, graduating from the Philadelphia Normal School, attending Temple University and receiving his Masters Degree from the University Of Pennsylvania. He was an elementary school teacher in the Philadelphia Public School system, taught Spanish at Olney High School and was a principal at the Read School, the Watson Comly School, the Jacobs School and the Shawmont School. He wrote and produced numerous plays for children during his professional career. He retired as a teacher and administrator in 1976. He was a member of the Sons of Italy Lodge.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Monday, October 8, 2001, from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 501 North Easton Road, Willow Grove. Relatives and friends were invited to his Funeral Service Monday, October 8, 2001, at 10:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home. Interment at Chelten Hill Abby in Philadelphia followed the Funeral Service.
In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the Parkinson Disease Association, 6700 Eastwood Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19149.

Louis T. Walter of Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania died Monday, October 1, 2001 at Manor Care Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was 73 years old. Louis was born January 14, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late Louis Walter and the late Miriam E. Walter (nee - Campbell). 
He is the survived by his children, his siblings, and their families.
Louis was born and raised in Philadelphia, served in the United States Navy in 1946 and 1947, and worked as a lineman for the Bell Telephone Company during his working career. He was formerly of Bingham Street in the Lawndale section of Philadelphia.
Relatives and friends are invited to his Memorial Service Friday, October 5, 2001, at 7:30 P.M. at Feasterville Community Church, 15 W. Street Road at Bustleton Pike, Feasterville. 

Samuel Alexander of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania died Thursday, November 29, 2001 at his residence. He was 78 years old. Samuel was born February 22, 1923 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late Samuel Alexander and the late Bertha May Alexander (nee - Robinson). 
He is the beloved husband of 54 years to Ruth B. Alexander (nee - Purchase); Father of Gary A. Alexander and his wife Denise and the late Robert S. Alexander; Grandfather of Elizabeth, Samantha and Kathleen Alexander.
Samuel was a graduate of Northeast High School, and a retiree of S.P.S. and Mason Labs. He was a member of Mitchell Lodge No. 296 F. & A. M. 
Relatives and friends were invited to call Monday, December 3, 2001, from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at Willow Grove United Methodist Church, 34 North York Road (at Church Rd.), Willow Grove. Relatives and friends were invited to his Masonic Service Monday, December 3, 2001, at 10:45 A.M. at Willow Grove United Methodist Church, and his Funeral Service Monday, December 3, 2001, at 11:00 A.M. at Willow Grove United Methodist Church. Interment at Sunset Memorial Park in Feasterville followed the Funeral Service.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Willow Grove United Methodist Church Memorial Fund 34 North York Road Willow Grove, PA 19090.


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