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Ernest P. Baehr of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Wednesday, October 31, 2001 at his residence. He was 70 years old. Ernest was born November 27, 1930 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late Ernest Lincoln Baehr and the late Anna Marie Baehr (nee - Kolody). 
He is the beloved husband of Nancy M. Baehr (nee - Bauer); Father of Joseph, Stephen and Kenneth Baehr; Grandfather of Stephen and Christa Baehr; Brother of Fred Baehr.
Ernest was born and raised in Philadelphia and attended Mastbaum High School. He was the owner and operator of the Baehr Beauty Supply Store in the Burholme area of Philadelphia.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Saturday, November 3, 2001, from 8:30 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, November 3, 2001, at 10:30 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son - Montanye Funeral Home. Interment at Greenmount Cemetery in Philadelphia followed the Funeral Service.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to the American Heart Association, 625 West Ridge Avenue, A-100, Conshohocken, Pa. 19428.

Howard W. Barth of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Sunday, November 18, 2001 at Jeanes Hospital. He was 83 years old. Howard was born August 17, 1918 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late Charles Barth and the late Louisa Barth (nee - Bahmüller). 
He is the beloved husband of the late Naomi C. Barth (nee - Hamilton); Father of Diana Lynn Geist and her husband Douglas; Grandfather of Amy Hutchinson and her husband Frank; Great grandfather of Matthew Hutchinson.
Howard was born and raised in Philadelphia and graduated from Olney High School. He worked as an automobile mechanic prior to being inducted into the United States Army in 1942. He was involved in the Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, Southern France, Rhineland and Central European campaigns during the war, reaching the rank of Staff Sergeant. After the war he was employed by the Ortlieb Brewing Company in Philadelphia, reaching the position of Head Mechanic before his retirement. Howard and his wife Naomi were long-time residents of the Lawndale section of Philadelphia and were members of the Bethany United Church of Christ for many years.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Friday, November 23, 2001, from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. at Bethany United Church Of Christ, 6545 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia. Relatives and friends were invited to his Memorial Service Friday, November 23, 2001, at 2:00 P.M. at Bethany United Church Of Christ. Interment was private.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in his memory to the Bethany United Church of Christ Church Memorial Fund, P. O. Box 24640, Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19111.

William B. Becker of Glenside, Pennsylvania died Sunday, November 11, 2001 at Abington Memorial Hospital. He was 43 years old. William was born July 19, 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of William Becker and Barbara Becker (nee - Nagy). 
He is the beloved husband of Terry Becker (Nee-Kielbon); Son of William Becker and Barbara (Nee-Nagy) Becker; Brother of Barbara Leonard; Uncle of Alyssa Leonard and Joshua Tait.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Thursday, November 15, 2001, from 6:00 to 7:30 P.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 501 North Easton Road, Willow Grove. Relatives and friends were invited to his Funeral Service Thursday, November 15, 2001, at 7:30 P.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home. Interment was private.
In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to Woods Services Special Needs Fund Rts. 413 & 213 Langhorne, Pa. 19047.

Eleanor Margaret Biebl of North Wales, Pennsylvania died Thursday, November 15, 2001 at Brittany Pointe Estates. She was 85 years old. Eleanor was born March 23, 1916 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Peter Schall and the late Anna Schall (nee - Mc Mullin). 
She is the beloved wife of the late Rev. Joseph M. Biebl; Devoted mother of Joseph P. Biebl and his wife Susan Loncoske and the late Nora Biebl; Grandmother of Joseph D. Biebl, Jennifer L. Smith, Gretchen G. Kwasnyjk and Rebecca F. Maiellano and Great Grandmother of five.
Eleanor was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lansdale and Faith Community Church of Roslyn.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Monday, November 19, 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 Monday, November 19, 2001, at 10:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home. Interment at Sunset Memorial Park in Feasterville followed the Funeral Service. 
Donations in her memory may be made to Bethanna Children's Home 1030 Second Street Pike Southampton, Pennsylvania 18966.

Margaret Ellen Chubb of Abington, Pennsylvania died Saturday, November 3, 2001 at Rydal Park. She was 84 years old. Margaret was born July 23, 1917 in Coshocton, Ohio, daughter of the late William Henry Sorn and the late Bessie Leone Sorn (nee - Wheeler). 
She is the beloved wife of the late Herbert H. Chubb; Mother of Donna J. Estler of Wheaton, IL and Elizabeth Ellen Harms on Aloha, OR; Grandmother of Stephen and Angela Harms and David H. and Holly Lyn Estler and the Great Grandmother of Matthew Harms. She is also survived by her brother William Wheeler Sorn of Fayettville, NY.
Mrs. Chubb was a recipient of the 1997 Penn Jersey Distinguished Blood Services Award and the 1998 Clara Barton Award for the Southeast PA Chapter. She was formerly of Oreland. Mrs. Chubb was a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority, she was a graduate of Ohio State University in 1939. She was a 33 year volunteer with the American Red Cross.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Thursday, November 8, 2001, from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 501 North Easton Road, Willow Grove and Friday, November 9, 2001, from 9:30 to 10:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home. Relatives and friends were invited to her Funeral Service Friday, November 9, 2001, at 10:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home. Interment at Forest Hills Cemetery in Lower Moreland followed the Funeral Service. 
Donations in her memory may be made in lieu of flowers to the American Red Cross 1421 Highland Avenue, Abington, PA 19001.

Roy Edwards of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Sunday, November 18, 2001 at Jeanes Hospital. He was 87 years old. Roy was born June 24, 1914 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late James F. Edwards and the late Martha Edwards (nee - Bass). 
He is the brother of Ethel E. Williams.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Friday, November 23, 2001, from 9:45 to 10:30 A.M. at the Chapel of the Philadelphia Protestant Home, 6500 Tabor Road, Philadelphia. Relatives and friends were invited to his Funeral Service Friday, November 23, 2001, at 10:30 A.M. at the Chapel of the Philadelphia Protestant Home. Interment at Fernwood Cemetery in Fernwood, PA followed the Funeral Service.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Benevolent Fund at The Philadelphia Protestant Home 6500 Tabor Road Philadelphia, PA 19111.

Sylvia Freeman of Orlando, Florida died Tuesday, November 13, 2001 at her residence. She was 80 years old. Sylvia was born February 26, 1921 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Rubin Rabinowitz and the late Eva Rabinowitz (nee - Lehrman). 
She is the beloved wife of the late Samuel Gerson Freeman; Mother of Debra Ulvad and her husband Peter, Richard Freeman and his wife Christine and Cathie Alman and her husband Gregory. She is also survived by her Six Grandchildren.
Relatives and friends were invited to her Graveside Service Sunday, November 18, 2001, at 1:00 P.M. at Haym Salomon Memorial Park, 200 Moores Road, Frazer, PA.
Donations in her memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

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.

Helmut Kaufmann of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Sunday, November 25, 2001 at Jeanes Hospital. He was 86 years old. Helmut was born September 14, 1915 in Brand, Germany, son of the late Friedrich Kaufmann and the late Helene Kaufmann (nee - Kahn). 
He is the beloved husband of the late Klara Kaufmann (nee - Hoffmann).
Helmut was born in Brand, Germany and was trained as a dancer. He performed professionally with his wife, the late Klara Hoffmann Kaufmann. The couple emigrated to the United States in 1947. He owned and operated his own retail store and then worked as a clerk with the Pennsylvania State Stores during his later years.
Relatives and friends were invited to his Graveside Service Tuesday, November 27, 2001, at 11:00 A.M. at Shalom Memorial Park, Byberry Road & Pine Road, Lower Moreland.

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.

Wilhelmine T. Lohn of Media, Pennsylvania died Friday, November 30, 2001 at IHS Nursing Home. She was 86 years old. Wilhelmine was born January 26, 1915 in Leverkusen, Germany, daughter of the late Johann Schneider and the late Wilhelmine Schneider (nee - Reidenbach). 
She is the beloved wife of the late Alois Lohn; Mother of Alois Lohn and his wife Heide and John Lohn and his wife Donna; Grandmother of Henry Lohn, Christina Chellis, Michael, John and Jenny Lohn. Great Grandmother of Christen and Joseph Chellis.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Wednesday, December 5, 2001, from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 6902 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia. Relatives and friends were invited to her Funeral Mass Wednesday, December 5, 2001, at 11:00 A.M. at Presentation B. V. M. Church, 100 Old Soldiers Road, Cheltenham. Interment at Lawnview Cemetery in Rockledge followed the Funeral Mass. 
Donations in her memory in lieu of flowers may be made to the Alzheimers Disease Association, 325 Chestnut Street Suite 1120, Philadelphia, PA. 19106.

Harry Pankowitz of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Monday, November 5, 2001 at Elkins Crest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was 88 years old. Harry was born March 18, 1913 in Skala, Ukraine, son of the late John Pankowitz and the late Catherine Pankowitz (nee - Zdororny). 
He is the beloved husband of Elizabeth "Betty" Pankowitz (nee - Sanislo); Father of Ronald Pankowitz and Robert Pankowitz; Grandfather of Ronald, Jr., Keith, Derek, Melissa and Robert Pankowitz; Brother of Theresa Schernecke, Michael Pankowitz, Anna Schiller and Mary Jeschon.
Harry was born in the Ukraine and emigrated to the United States with his family after World War I. He attended Simon Gratz High School in Philadelphia and owned and operated his own painting company during his working career.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Thursday, November 8, 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 Service Thursday, November 8, 2001, at 10:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home. Interment at Sunset Memorial Park in Feasterville followed the Funeral Service.

Halyna N. "Helen" Piccone of Cheltenham, Pennsylvania died Sunday, October 21, 2001 at Fox Chase Cancer Center. She was 30 years old. Halyna was born August 18, 1971 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Jacob Filipenko and Maria Filipenko (nee - Wershikovska). 
She is the beloved wife of Stefan A. Piccone and daughter of Maria Filipenko.
She was born and raised in Philadelphia and graduated from St. Basil's Academy. She attended New York University, Temple University, the University of Maryland and Gwynedd Mercy College. Halyna was a mortgage administrator for GMAC Commercial Mortgage Company during her working career.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Friday, October 26, 2001, from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 6902 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia and Saturday, October 27, 2001, from 8:30 to 10:00 A.M. at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 6729 N. 5th Street, Philadelphia. Relatives and friends were invited to her Devine Liturgy Saturday, October 27, 2001, at 10:00 A.M. at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Interment at Oakland Cemetery in Philadelphia followed the Funeral Service.
In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the Fox Chase Cancer Center, 7701 Burholme Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. The family requests that blood donations be given to the American Red Cross in her honor.

John F. Rosenberger of Horsham, Pennsylvania died Thursday, November 1, 2001 , at Abington Memorial Hospital. He was 84 years old. John was born November 15, 1916 in Ivyland, Pennsylvania, son of the late Roy Morris Rosenberger and the late Jennie Claire Rosenberger (nee - Hittman). 
He is the beloved husband of the late Teresa M. Rosenberger (nee - Leary); Father of Penny Dunn, Terry Hoag and Sandy Finney; Grandfather of five and the Greatgrandfather of one. He is the Brother of Margaret Shepard and the late Leroy Rosenberger.
John was the Former owner of Ori's Garage in Horsham and a former employee of the Hankin's in Willow Grove.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Monday, November 5, 2001, from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 501 North Easton Road, Willow Grove. Relatives and friends were invited to his Funeral Mass Monday, November 5, 2001, at 11:00 A.M. at St. Catherine Of Siena R. C. Church, 321 Witmer Road, Horsham. Interment at Whitemarsh Memorial Park in Prospectville followed the Funeral Mass.
Donations in lieu of flowers in his memory may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1 Reed Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147.

Eberhard F. Schea of the Philadelphia Protestant Home died Saturday, December 1, 2001 at Jeanes Hospital. He was 87 years old.
He was born and raised in Philadelphia and was a member of the first graduating class of Olney High School. He was a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Accounting. He served on the Rationing Board in Philadelphia during World War II. After his graduation from high school in 1932 until 1958 he was employeed at the Camden Ice Company, reaching the position of General Manager. He worked in the same capacity for the American Ice Company from 1958 until 1970 when he began a career as a trust administrator for the Provident National Bank in Philadelphia. He remained with the bank until his retirement in 1986.
He was a life-long member of the Bethany United Church of Christ in the Lawndale section of Philadelphia, participating as a Deacon, an Elder and a member of the Consistory for many years. He was also an assistant Treasurer for over 50 years at the Church. In addition to his church work, he was the treasurer and a board member of the Northeast Meals-on-Wheels, a Director Emeritus of the Philadelphia Protestant Home, a Pension Trustee for the Philadelphia Protestant Home and a member of the Frankford Lodge No.292 F. & A.M.
He is the beloved husband for 56 years of Helen Schea (nee - Kaupp); father of Caroline S. Lloyd and her husband James, and Frederick E. Schea and his wife Kathleen; grandfather of Frederick E., Benjamin A. and Timothy A. Schea.
Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral service Thursday, December 6, 2001, at 11:00 A.M. at Bethany United Church Of Christ, 6545 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia where friends may call after 9:30 A.M. Interment will follow at theLawnview Cemetery in Rockledge, Pa.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to the Bethany United Church of Christ Memorial Fund, Post Office Box 24640, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111.

Jean M. Scheutz of North Wales, Pennsylvania died Sunday, November 25, 2001 at North Penn Hospital. She was 79 years old. Jean was born July 11, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Joseph Rexer and the late Mary Rexer (nee - Ackerman). 
She is the beloved wife of 54 years to Henry Scheutz; Mother of Nancy Scheutz; Grandmother of Bethany Sketchley and the sister of Elizabeth Mary Wunder and the late Mildred Lawson.
Jean was an active member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Kensington.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Thursday, November 29, 2001, from 12:00 to 1:00 P.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 6902 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia. Relatives and friends were invited to her Funeral Service Thursday, November 29, 2001, at 1:00 P.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home. Interment was private.
Donations may be made in her memory to the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Association for Macular Diseases c/o Janet Blanchfield P.O. Box 398 Rockland, Delaware 19732.

Anna Steinbronn of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Friday, November 2, 2001 at The Lafayette Redeemer. She was 91 years old. Anna was born June 22, 1910 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late William Weiser and the late Katharina Weiser (nee - Wagner). 
She is the beloved wife of the late Emil and the late August Steinbronn; Mother of Alfred Steinbronn of Ashtabula, OH and Emiline Steinbronn of Phoenixville, PA. She is also survived by a brother and two sisters.
Relatives and friends were invited to her Graveside Service Tuesday, November 6, 2001, at 1:00 P.M. at Sunset Memorial Park, 333 West County Line Road, Feasterville.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Association, 325 Chestnut Street, Suite 1120, Philadelphia, PA. 19106.

Regina Ann White of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania died Thursday, November 1, 2001 at Abington Memorial Hospital. She was 78 years old. Regina was born July 23, 1923 in Forest City, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late James Chudzinski and the late Mary Chudzinski (nee - Knaz). 
She is the beloved wife of the late A. Craig White Sr.; Mother of A. Craig Jr., Michael J., Stephen D., James R. White and Suzanne Pilkenton; Grandmother of eight; Greatgrandmother of two. Sister of Helen Lukus, Frank , John, Thomas, Robert and the late Edward and Stanley Chudzinski.
Regina was a graduate, in 1944, of Jefferson Medical College Hospital, she was a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps during W.W.II, she continued to work as a Registered Nurse at Abington Memorial Hospital and in private practice in and around the Willow Grove area for over 40 years. Mrs. White was a member of the American Legion Post 524 in Forest City, The VFW Post 3612 , the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1101 both of Willow Grove, The Alumni Association of the School of Nursing at Thomas Jefferson University. She was a Life time supporter of the Upper Moreland Little League and a founding member of both the Upper Moreland Music Patrons and the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation. She was an avid Philadelphia and Penn State sports enthusiast.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Monday, November 5, 2001, from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 501 North Easton Road, Willow Grove and Tuesday, November 6, 2001, from 8:30 to 9:30 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 501 North Easton Road. Relatives and friends were invited to her Funeral Mass Tuesday, November 6, 2001, at 10:00 A.M. at St. David R. C. Church, 316 North Easton Road, Willow Grove. Interment at St. John Neumann Cemetery in Chalfont followed the Funeral Mass. 
In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to either the Upper Moreland Little League 1215 east Fairhill Street Willow Grove, PA 19090 or the Montgomery County Association for the Blind 212 North Main Street North Wales, PA 19454-3117.

Angela Irene Baker of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at her residence. She was 76 years old. Angela was born April 8, 1925 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late John H. Rutter and the late Katherine Rutter (nee - Walls). 
She is the beloved mother of Robert, John, Jerry, Patrick and Michael Baker; Grandmother of Kimberly, John, Erin and Jan Marie; Great grandmother of Christopher; Sister of Marie O'Donnell and Raymond Rutter.
Angela was born and raised in Philadelphia and was a homemaker during her working years.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Saturday, December 22, 2001, from 8:30 to 9:30 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 6902 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia. Relatives and friends were invited to her Funeral Mass Saturday, December 22, 2001, at 10:00 A.M. at Resurrection Of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church, 2000 Shelmire Avenue, Philadelphia. Interment in Hillside Cemetery in Roslyn followed the Funeral Mass. 

Grace M. Brown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at Abington Memorial Hospital. She was 69 years old. Grace was born November 6, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Elmer Jacoby and the late Grace Jacoby (nee - Zimmerman). 
She is the beloved wife of Runyan L. "Brownie" Brown; Mother of Richard, Deborah, Thomas and James Brown, Rose Corapi and Linda McCullough. She is also survived by her twelve grandchildren and by her great granddaughter.
Grace was born and raised in Philadelphia and was a graduate of Dobbins Technical High School. She worked as a machine operator in clothing manufacturing along with other jobs during her working career. She was a member of the Order of Pocahontas.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Friday, January 25, 2002, 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 Friday, January 25, 2002, at 10:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son - Montanye Funeral Home. Interment at Sunset Memorial Park in Feasterville followed the Funeral Service.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to the Alzheimers Disease Association, 325 Chestnut Street, Suite 1120, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106.

Lon J. Campeau of Warminster, Pennsylvania died Saturday, January 19, 2002 at Abington Memorial Hospital. He was 92 years old. Lon was born August 28, 1909 in Hamlet, North Carolina, son of the late Frank D. Campeau and the late Rolie Campeau (nee - Prevatt). 
He is the beloved Husband of Alberta Campeau (nee - Tarbutton ); Father of Kathryne Jennings, Shirley Peoples, Lona Brumbaugh, Eva Riley and David Campeau; Grandfather of 13; Great Grandfather of 19. 
Relatives and friends were invited to call Thursday, January 24, 2002, 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 Thursday, January 24, 2002, 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 lieu of flowers may be made to the Rosenfeld Cancer Center at Abington Hospital, 1200 Old York Road, Abington, Pennsylvania 19001.

Ronald C. Carey of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Monday, January 7, 2002 at Jeanes Hospital. He was 69 years old. Ronald was born September 28, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late Harry Carey and the late Hannah Carey (nee - Phelan). 
He is the beloved husband of Theresa Carey (nee-McFadden); Father of Christopher Carey and his wife Karen, Maureen DiCriscio and her husband Brian, Michael and Brian Carey; Grandfather of Matthew Carey, Thomas, Megan and Daniel DiCriscio. He is also survived by his brother and four sisters.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Thursday, January 10, 2002, from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. at the Wetzel and Son - Montanye Funeral Home, 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge and Friday, January 11, 2002, from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. at St. Cecilia R. C. Church, 535 Rhawn Street, Philadelphia. Relatives and friends were invited to his Funeral Mass Friday, January 11, 2002, at 10:30 A.M. at St. Cecilia R. C. Church. Interment Saturday, January 12, 2002, at 10:00 A.M. at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Fox Chase Cancer Center 7701 Burholme Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19111.

Eva C. Clough of Lawrence, New Jersey died Friday, December 14, 2001 at her residence. She was 83 years old. Eva was born January 11, 1918 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Joseph Schreiber and the late Margaret Schreiber (nee - Podalenski). 
She is the beloved wife of the late Robert T. Clough; Mother of Robert T. Clough, Jr. and his wife Carol and Jeanne L. Haller and her husband Dale; Grandmother of the late Robert T. Clough III, Thomas Haller, Brian Haller, Sean Clough and Nicole Devine and her husband Paul; Great Grandmother of Taylor and Amaris.
Eva was born and raised in Philadelphia, graduating from Olney High School. She worked as a receptionist for the Pennwalt Company on Tabor Road in Philadelphia during her working career, retiring in June of 1973. Eva was formerly of Tabor Avenue in Philadelphia and was a member of Presentation B.V.M. Roman Catholic Church. 
Relatives and friends were invited to call Tuesday, December 18, 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 her Funeral Mass Tuesday, December 18, 2001, at 10:30 A.M. at Presentation B. V. M. Church, 100 Old Soldiers Road, Cheltenham. Interment at Lawnview Cemetery in Rockledge followed the Funeral Mass.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to Hospice Memorial Fund, The Medical Center at Princeton Foundation 253 Witherspoon Street, Princeton New Jersey. 08540-9914.

Ken Erdman, a Philadelphia area resident, Rotary International representative to the United Nations, and winner of the Bess Cohn Humanitarian Award died on December 21, 2001 at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown, PA. Erdman was 75 years old, and is survived by his wife Sue, children Larry Erdman, Dave Erdman, and Beth Bauer, five grandchildren, and his sister Willye Mae.
Rotary International, a worldwide service organization with over 1.2 million members in 165 countries, appointed Erdman in 1990 as the alternative representative for the organization to the United Nations because of his strong interest and concern in humanitarian work. After three years of work for Rotary at the UN in New York, including the rare opportunity to address the United Nations Assembly on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of UNICEF, Erdman was named Rotary's senior representative to the UN. He had recently retired from the position, but was encouraged to stay as an alternative representative and continued to commute several times a month to New York from Philadelphia.
As part of his United Nations work, Erdman started the Philadelphia Chapter of the United Nations Association, U.S.A. He was named the first president of the chapter in 1995.
Prior to his appointment to the United Nations by the worldwide organization, one of Erdman's best known accomplishments for Rotary International in the Philadelphia area was his role as the Chairman of the Rotary International Convention held in Philadelphia in 1988. The citywide convention brought over 16,000 members of Rotary International to Philadelphia and showcased the city and surrounding area to the world through the convention. The slogan catch-phrase for the convention that year was "Philly Will Be Great in 88".
The highlight of the convention was the launch of the $250 million dollar fundraising campaign for Polio Plus, a worldwide Rotary International program to wipe out Polio in the world by year 2005.
In 1999 Erdman won the Bess Cohn Memorial Humanitarian Award for his interest in, and dedication to humanitarian causes started when he volunteered to write editorial pieces for various charities for his college newspaper.
As a copywriter, organizations such as "Meals on Wheels", Alzheimers and other such charity organizations often called on Erdman for pro-bono copy work to increase the numbers of givers and amounts of gifts to these causes.
From that starting point, Erdman organized numerous humanitarian projects including one major project to help hurricane damaged residents of the Wilkes Barre PA area which included participation of 50 Rotary International service clubs from the Philadelphia area, and over 2000 volunteers.
Erdman served on the town council (Borough Council) in Jenkintown, PA. for six years and was President for two years before resigning to take on Rotary International activities. He was chair of the zoning board and and chairman of the police pension fund. The work was on a volunteer basis.
Erdman attended Temple University and the Charles Morris Price School of Advertising. He established The Kenneth B. Erdman Company in Philadelphia, and later started the The Three Marketeers, Inc., a marketing, promotions, and advertising specialty consulting company in the Philadelphia area, where he was chairman of the firm. Erdman was also Chairman of PacRim Marketing Group, Inc. of Honolulu, Hawaii, an international marketing consulting agency, where he was a part-time resident.
Erdman was the past President of the Philadelphia Direct Marketing Association, and was also the co-founder of the Direct Repsonse Advertising and Marketing Association of Hawaii. Erdman chartered the Business Card Museum in Philadelphia, a museum that houses over 250,000 business cards. The museum fills a void in the advertising and promotional industry not addressed by other industry museums.
Erdman has been a free-lance copywriter writing articles for the Counselor Magazine for over 30 years, along with the Rotarian Magazine, IMPRINT, and AdVantages. He has taught and lectured on marketing and advertising subjects at various Philadelphia area Universities and colleges. Ken is the co-author of "The Do It Yourself Direct Mail Handbook", and "Network Your Way to Success".
Erdman enlisted in the US Navy and served as a hospital corpsman in the United States and Japan, China, and Korea. He also served in the Marine Corps as a combat corpsman with the Fleet Marine Service in the Okinawa invasion.
Services will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church on Old York Road in Jenkintown on Friday, December 28, at 11:00 AM. No flowers. Donations can be made to The Rotary Foundation at Rotary International, 1560 Sherman Ave. Evanston, IL. 60201-3698, in memory of Ken Erdman.  Donations can also be send in Ken's memory to American Diabetes Association, One Plymouth Meeting, Plymouth Meeting, PA  19462.

Walter F. Fisher of Cheltenham, Pennsylvania died Monday, February 4, 2002 at Elkins Park Hospital. He was 72 years old. Walter was born July 26, 1929 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late Cyril Fisher and the late Marie Fisher (nee - Dennis). 
He is the beloved husband of Theresa B. Fisher (nee - Barba); Father of Dennis Fisher, Eileen Meade and James Fisher; Grandfather of Emily Ann Fisher, Brianne Alexa Meade, Delaney Jordan Meade, Nathaniel James Fisher and Natalie Babette Fisher.
Walter was born and raised in Philadelphia and was a graduate of Roman Catholic High School and attended LaSalle College. He served in the United States Army in Korea reaching the rank of Corporal. He retired after many years of work as an accountant with the Leeds and Northrup Company and recently was a volunteer and part time employee with Jeanes Hospital in Northeast Philadelphia.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Thursday, February 7, 2002, from 9:00 to 10:30 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 6902 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia. Relatives and friends were invited to his Funeral Mass Thursday, February 7, 2002, at 11:00 A.M. at Presentation B. V. M. Church, 100 Old Soldiers Road, Cheltenham. Interment at Holy Sepulchre in Cheltenham followed the Funeral Mass. 
The following was presented to all in attendence at Walt's funeral service: 
Walter F. Fisher
July 26, 1929 to February 4, 2002
Walter Fisher was born on July 26th, 1929, in Philadelphia and grew up during the Great Depression. The economic circumstances of the era taught him to take pleasure in simple things. Walter spent much of his childhood playing sports. He was a dedicated student and he did well in school. Walt loved to read interesting books or watch movies. He also enjoyed puzzles and games, and he excelled at them.
Following high school graduation, Walter was drafted into the Army and served in Korea. Walter returned from Korea without any evidence of injury, and he was active for many years in the American Legion. Through the American Legion, Walter made many friends and eventually his friendship led him to meet his future wife Theresa.
In 1963, Walter and Theresa were married and they soon began a family. Together Walter and Theresa raised three children: Dennis, Eileen and James. Walter always did his best in providing for the children. Despite the hardships he faced as a child, Walter was careful not to spoil his own children. He instilled in them the importance of education and he took great pride in their accomplishments.
For most of his working life Walter worked for Leeds and Northrup, a manufacturer of industrial control systems. His positions ranged from manufacturing to marketing, but most of his effort was applied toward the company's accounting matters. Early in his marriage, Walter attended LaSalle College to study business. Full-time employment and full-time fatherhood eventually curtailed this course of study.
Walter valued education, but he knew that experience is also necessary. He encouraged his children to participate in sports, music, travel and the spiritual life. The strength of Walter's own faith was obvious to his friends and family. He was quiet, reflective, and compassionate. Walter always showed concern for others, and many people will remember him for his acts of kindness.
Throughout his life Walter held his family in the highest regard. Regardless of the matter at hand, his decision was based on the effect that it would have on his family. During the early years of his marriage, Walter had the chance to move to Australia, with the promise of great opportunity. His concern for his own mother's welfare was too great to allow him to relocate. Where the well being of others was concerned, he followed the teachings of Jesus with impeccable adherence.
In 1994, shortly after his retirement, Walter suffered a very complex series of medical problems involving his heart and many other organs. True to form, his main concern was his family. Walter not only survived the life-threatening ordeal, but he recovered to an astonishing level of health. He was able to resume all of his pastimes including gardening and extensive travel.
As soon as his health was restored Walter began work as a volunteer at Jeanes Hospital, where he had been treated for his illness. Later he also took a paid position at Jeanes, working with internal mail delivery. Walter's position allowed him to come in contact with many of the staff members, and he thoroughly enjoyed this opportunity. Walter worked until a few days before entering the hospital.
Toward the end of 2001, Walter experienced recurring sinus problems. Along with these, he began to feel weak. In the beginning of 2002, Walter found himself exhausted on a daily basis. Eventually, on January 18th, Walter got so tired that he had to discontinue his job at Jeanes. On January 21st, Walter entered the Emergency Room at Jeanes, complaining of his ongoing exhaustion.
That week Walter learned that he had cancer in his lungs and that it had spread to his brain. The doctors said that the cancer had reached Stage Four, the most advanced stage. The outlook was bleak, and the news came as a shock to everyone. Walter began radiation treatments on January 28th and was scheduled to continue until the middle of February. He was released from the hospital to a short term nursing facility on January 31st.
On Sunday, February 3rd, Walter spent the afternoon at his home, visiting with family and friends. Later that same night, after returning to the nursing care facility, he fell and injured his head. He was rushed to the Emergency Room at Elkins Park Hospital. The injury caused internal bleeding which put pressure on Walter's brain. Within about 6 hours Walter stopped breathing. He was unconscious and the doctors said that he was unable to feel any pain.
Walter is remembered lovingly by his wife Theresa; his children Dennis Fisher, Eileen Meade and James Fisher; and his grandchildren Emily Ann Fisher, Brianne Alexa Meade, Delaney Jordan Meade, Nathaniel James Fisher, and Natalie Babette Fisher.


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