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Joseph P. Horodesky of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at Philadelphia Protestant Home. He was 85 years old. Joseph was born February 2, 1916 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late William Horodesky and the late Pauline Horodesky (nee - Ortynska). 
He is the beloved husband of the late Victoria; Brother in law of Clement Paskiewicz and Helen P. Wilson; Also survived by his nieces and nephews.
During his working career Joe was a rigger for General Electric. Joe and Vicky lived in Northeast Philadelphia for 28 years.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Monday, January 28, 2002, 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 Monday, January 28, 2002, at 10:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home. Interment at Lawnview Cemetery in Rockledge followed the Funeral Service.
In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to Lawndale Baptist Church, 6433 Lawndale Avenue, Phila., PA. 19111 or Abington Memorial Hospital Hospice, 2510 Maryland Road - Suite 250, Willow Grove, PA. 19090.

George William Kemler Jr. of Budd Lake, New Jersey died Saturday, December 1, 2001 at his residence. He was 48 years old. George was born May 8, 1953 in Abington, Pennsylvania, son of the late George William Kemler Sr. and Harriet Edith Kemler (nee - Sowden). 
He is the beloved wife of Brenda G. Kemler (nee - Van Vorst); Father of Beth A. Kemler; Also Survived by his mother Harriet E. Kemler, sisters Elsie Kirshner, Lois Weigel and brother Richard Kemler. 
George was an electrician during his working career.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Saturday, December 8, 2001, from 8:30 to 10:00 AM. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 501 North Easton Road, Willow Grove. Relatives and friends were invited to his Funeral Service Saturday, December 8, 2001, at 10:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home. Interment at Whitemarsh Memorial Park in Prospectville followed the Funeral Service.

Lydia E. Kosik of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Wednesday, December 5, 2001 at Jeanes Hospital. She was 88 years old. Lydia was born January 15, 1913 in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Ludwig Draeger and the late Emma Draeger (nee - Nagel). 
She is the beloved wife of William Kosik; Mother of David and his wife Donna Kosik and Wayne and his wife Lynda Kosik. Grandmother of 4; Sister of Anna Draeger. She is so survived by her nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Sunday, December 9, 2001, from 3:00 to 4:00 P.M. at the Chapel of Pilgrim Gardens, 7025 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia. Relatives and friends were invited to her Funeral Service Sunday, December 9, 2001, at 4:00 P.M. at the Chapel of Pilgrim Gardens. Interment was private.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Pilgrim Baptist Church 5930 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19120.

Anna P. Kuemmerle of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Sunday, December 9, 2001 at Jeanes Hospital. She was 98 years old.
Anna was born February 8, 1903 in Sontheim, Germany, daughter of the late Oskar Zahner and the late Maria Zahner (nee - Lumpp). 
She is the beloved wife of the late Friedrich Kuemmerle; Mother of Ruth A. Whitehill and her husband George, and Gerda M. Schottle and her husband Reinhold. She is also survived by her three grandchildren and her great grandson.
Anna was born in Sontheim, Germany and emigrated to the United States in 1923. She worked at Apex Knitting Mill and at other jobs until she married Friedrich G. Kuemmerle in 1926. They were married for 45 years until he passed away in 1971. She was a long-time member of the Tabor Lutheran Church in Philadelphia and lived in Cheltenham for many years until moving into the Philadelphia Protestant Home in 1985.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Friday, December 14, 2001, from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the Chapel of the Philadelphia Protestant Home, 6500 Tabor Road, Philadelphia. Relatives and friends were invited to her Funeral Service Friday, December 14, 2001, at 11:00 A.M. at the Chapel of the Philadelphia Protestant 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 Philadelphia Protestant Home Benevolence Fund, 6500 Tabor Road, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111 or to the Tabor Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, Mascher Street and Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19120.

Hazel L. Kullmann of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Saturday, January 26, 2002 at Holy Redeemer Hospital. She was in her 90th year. Hazel was born August 1, 1912 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Walter Lewis and the late Margaret Lewis (nee - Fulton). 
She is the beloved wife of the late Robert C. Kullmann; Mother of Robert R. Kullman; Also survived by her nieces June Binder, Doris Clark and her husband Joseph, Diane Plomchok, Bonnie Hibbs; Nephew John Firth and his wife Claire, Great Nieces, Great Nephews and her Great Great Niece.
Services were held privately at the family request.
Donations may be made in her memory to the Holy Redeemer Hospital, 1648 Huntingdon Pike , Meadowbrook, PA. 19046.

Garry Lodder of Feasterville, Pennsylvania died Sunday, January 13, 2002 at Parkview Hospital. He was 96 years old. Garry was born June 8, 1905 in Paterson, Passaic Co., New Jersey, son of the late Jan Lodder and the late Gerritje Lodder (nee - Koote). 
He is the beloved husband of Hilda Lodder (nee - Vogel). 
Garry was a 25 year employee of Pepperidge Farm working as a route salesman for the company.
He was a member of the Boulevard Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Thursday, January 17, 2002, from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 6902 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia. Relatives and friends were invited to his Funeral Service Thursday, January 17, 2002, at 11:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home. Interment was private.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to The Quiet Hour, 630 Brookside Avenue, Redlands, Ca. 92373. 

Michael W. Magee of Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania died Monday, January 28, 2002 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. He was 38 years old. Michael was born September 3, 1963 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of Donald F. Magee and Carol G. Magee (nee - Walton). 
He is the beloved son of Donald and Carol Magee; Brother of Donna Magee. Michael was a resident of Macoby Creek.
Relatives and friends are invited to his Memorial Service Monday, February 11, 2002, at 1:00 P.M. at Abington Art Center, 515 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown. Interment was private.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to Helping Hands, Inc., 415 Hoffmansville Road, Bechtelsville, Pa. 19505.

Raymond J. Matlack Sr. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Saturday, January 12, 2002 at Neshaminy Manor Nursing Home. He was 74 years old. Raymond was born September 1, 1927 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late Edward Joseph Matlack and the late Augusta Elizabeth Matlack (nee - Geyer). 
He is the beloved husband of Dolores Matlack (nee-Boggs); Father of Raymond Matlack, Jr. and his wife Joan, Trish Elker and her husband Paul, Stephen Matlack and his wife Patti, Chris Matlack, Jeff Matlack and his wife Denise and Diana Matlack and her fiancee Brendan Barry; Grandfather of (12) Raymond III, Jenny, Katherine and Lauren Matlack, Paul III and Kellianne Elker, Cristin, Julianne, Jacquelynn, Kelsey, Jeffrey Jr. and Bryan Matlack.
During his working career Raymond was a designer for firms which were involved in industrial construction of utility plants and other heavy industries. He retired from United Engineers and Constructors.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Wednesday, January 16, 2002, from 8:30 A.M. 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 Wednesday, January 16, 2002, at 11:00 A.M. at St. Cecilia R. C. Church, 535 Rhawn Street, Philadelphia. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Cheltenham followed the Funeral Mass.
In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to Neshaminy Manor, Alzheimers Unit, 1660 Easton Road, Warrington, PA. 18976.

Elsie Marie Mayer of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania died Sunday, December 16, 2001 at Abington Memorial Hospital. She was 74 years old. Elsie was born October 8, 1927 in Williamstown, New Jersey, daughter of the late Hubert Rach and the late Katherine Rach (nee - Richter). 
She is the beloved wife of the late Elwood E. Mayer; Aunt of Denise Rach and Rachelle Rach-Miller and her husband Michael Miller; Great Aunt of Kristi Cardonick and her husband Marc; Great Great Aunt of Amber Ryan.
Relatives and friends were invited to her Graveside Service Thursday, December 20, 2001, at 1:00 P.M. at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham Avenue, Cheltenham.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Rosenfeld Cancer Center at Abington Hospital 1200 Old York Road Abington Pennsylvania 19001.

Iva R. McConnell of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Monday, December 10, 2001 at Willow Terrace. Iva was born May 14, 1918 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Frank Wiltbank and the late Blanche Wiltbank (nee - Mayes). 
She is the beloved wife of the late Andrew G. McConnell; Mother of Andrew F. McConnell and Iva D. Riepen; Grandmother of Victoria, Melissa, Paul, Iva Marie and Andrew F. Jr.; Sister of Lawrence Wiltbank. She is also survived by her seven great grandchildren.
Iva was a clerk for the Rite Aid Drug Stores during her working years. She attended Gratz High School in Philadelphia.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Saturday, December 15, 2001, from 9:00 - 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, December 15, 2001, at 10:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son - Montanye Funeral Home. Interment at White Chapel Gardens in Feasterville followed the Funeral Service.

Betty Jane McGraw of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Tuesday, February 5, 2002 at her residence. 
Betty was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , daughter of the late Charles Teller and the late Maude Teller (nee - Clements). 
She is the beloved wife of John W. McGraw; 
Mother of Steven McGraw and his wife Barbara; Grandmother of Jennifer McCook and her husband Krys, Michael and Thomas McGraw; Great-Grandmother of Collin McCook. She is also survived by her many relatives and friends.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Friday, February 8, 2002, from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3200 Ryan Avenue, Philadelphia. Relatives and friends were invited to her Funeral Service Friday, February 8, 2002, at 12:00 Noon at Redeemer Lutheran Church. Interment at Sunset Memorial Park in Feasterville followed the Funeral Service.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3200 Ryan Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19136.

Golden Heart
God saw you were getting tired
and a cure was not meant to be.
So he put his arms around you
and whispered, "Come with me."

With tearful eyes we watched you
as we saw you pass away.
Although we loved you deeply,
we could not make you stay.

Your golden heart stopped beating,
hard-working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
he only takes the best.

Martha S. Metague of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania died Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at Abington Memorial Hospital. She was 80 years old. Martha was born September 19, 1921 in Lorraine, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Leopold Strauss and the late Eva Strauss (nee - Chrostek). 
She is the Wife of Arthur T. Metague; Mother of Leo Metague and his wife Barbara and Elaine DiEgidio and her husband John; Grandmother of David Metague and his wife Jeanine, Brandyn Foster and her husband Robert, John and Garin White, Daniel, Brianna and Shanna Metague and Christopher and Kelly DiEgidio; Great-grandmother of Joseph, Jacob, Alexis, Kevin, Jackson and Giana Foster and Madison Metague; Sister of Mary Pattay and Stephen Strauss; Cousin of Josephine Collier.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Saturday, January 26, 2002, from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Presentation B. V. M. Church, 100 Old Soldiers Road, Cheltenham. Relatives and friends were invited to her Funeral Mass Saturday, January 26, 2002, at 10:00 A.M. at Presentation B. V. M. Church. Interment at Lawnview Cemetery in Rockledge followed the Funeral Service.
In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 325 Chestnut Street, Suite 1120, Philadelphia, Pa. 19106.

Thomas M. O'Mullane Jr. of Jenkintown, Pennsylvania died Sunday, December 16, 2001 at his residence. He was 87 years old. Thomas was born March 28, 1914 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late Thomas M. O'Mullane Sr. and the late Margaret O'Mullane (nee - Nesbitt). 
He is the beloved Husband of 64 years to Alice S. O'Mullane (nee-Tromans); Father of Thomas M. O'Mullane III and his wife Barbara and Alice O'Mullane; Grandfather of Douglas and Christopher. He is the brother of Peggy Lee.
Thomas was a retiree after 30 years of service with the Philadelphia Naval Depot. He was a W.W.II Navy Veteran and a decorated Boy Scout.
Relatives and friends were invited to his Memorial Service Wednesday, December 19, 2001, at 2:30 P.M. at Memorial Presbyterian Church of Fox Chase, 7902 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia. Interment was private. 
Donations in his memory may be made to the SPCA of Montgomery County 1006 Edge Hill Road, Abington, PA 19001.

Karl A. Osswald of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Monday, January 7, 2002 at his residence. He was 73 years old. Karl was born March 25, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late Karl Osswald and the late Marie Osswald (nee - Schray). 
He is the beloved husband of Margaret Osswald (nee - Walter); Brother of Fritz Osswald of Germany.
Karl was born in Philadelphia and raised in Germany, serving an apprenticeship as a baker. He emigrated to the United States and served in the United States Army from 1949 to 1952. He owned and operated Karl's Bakery at 22nd and Cambria Streets in Philadelphia until 1986 and was involved in live poultry sales until his retirement. Karl was a member of the Hermann - Humboldt Lodge No. 125 F. & A.M. and the Vereinigung Erzgebirge Skat players.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Thursday, January 10, 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 his Masonic Service Thursday, January 10, 2002, at 10:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son - Montanye Funeral Home, and his Funeral Service Thursday, January 10, 2002, at 10:15 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son - Montanye Funeral Home. Interment at Sunset Memorial Park in Feasterville followed the Funeral Service.

Jean D. Pluscht of Ardsley, Pennsylvania died Tuesday, December 25, 2001 at Abington Memorial Hospital. Jean was born in Manayunk, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Julian Halicki and the late Anna Halicki (nee - Kolenkiewicz). 
She is the devoted mother to sons Matthew and Bill and daughters Jeanne and Ruth as well as a loving grandmother to Matthew and Nick.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Saturday, December 29, 2001, from 9:30 to 10:00 A.M. at Memorial Church Of The Holy Nativity, 205 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge. Relatives and friends were invited to her Memorial Service Saturday, December 29, 2001, at 10:00 A.M. at Memorial Church Of The Holy Nativity. Interment was private.
Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made in her memory to the Memorial Church Of The Holy Nativity 205 Huntingdon Pike Rockledge, PA. 19046.

Stella A. Popow of Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania died Saturday, December 15, 2001 at her residence. She was 77 years old. Stella was born June 22, 1924 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Wasyl Halczuk and the late Anna Halczuk (nee - Lapanda). 
She is the beloved wife of Edward J. Popow; Mother of Edward Popow Jr. and Pat Ripepi and her husband Tony; Grandmother of Christina and Elizabeth Ripepi.
During her working career Stella sold electronics at Strawbridges Department Store. She was a member of the Rockledge Senior Center, Rockledge Wednesday Young at Heart Club and the Fox Chase Liesure Club.
Relatives and friends were invited to her Memorial Service Wednesday, December 19, 2001, at 4:00 P.M. at the Wetzel and Son - Montanye Funeral Home, 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, where friends may call after 3:00 P.M. Interment was private.
Donations in her memory may be made to Abington Memorial Hospice, 2510 Maryland Road - Suite 250, Willow Grove, PA. 19090.

Lillian Powell of Horsham, Pennsylvania died Wednesday, December 26, 2001 at Ambler Rest Center. She was 81 years old. Lillian was born January 30, 1920 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Harry Tholey and the late Cecelia Tholey (nee - Buchele). 
She is the beloved wife for 60 years of George R. Powell; Mother of Glenn G. Powell and his wife Patricia A. and Mark T. Powell and his wife Laura C.; Grandmother of Matthew, Colleen, Patrick and Caitlin Powell; Sister of Edward Tholey.
During her working career Lillian worked as a part time receptionist for Dr. Jack Cutler for 20 years. She was a member of the Harvesters Senior Citizens, the St. David Senior Citizens and the St. Joseph Senior Citizens clubs. Lillian loved to dance and dote on her grandchildren.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Monday, December 31, 2001, from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at St. Catherine Of Siena R. C. Church, 321 Witmer Road, Horsham. Relatives and friends were invited to her Funeral Mass Monday, December 31, 2001, at 11:00 A.M. at St. Catherine Of Siena R. C. Church. Interment at Sunset Memorial Park in Feasterville followed the Funeral Mass.
In lieu of flowers mass cards requested or donations to The Salvation Army, 701 N Broad Street, Philadelphia PA 19123.

Anna M. Purnell of Warminster, Pennsylvania died Monday, December 31, 2001 at Warminster Hospital. She was 94 years old. Anna was born April 11, 1907 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late John Potreau and the late Annie Potreau (nee - Johnston). 
She is the beloved wife of the late Harold M. Purnell; Mother of Frances Lundquist, Elizabeth Kelly and Doris Marinelli; Grandmother of 10 and the great-grandmother of 13. She is also survived by her sister Kathryn Granelli
Anna was a retiree of Leeds and Northrup. She is formerly from Horsham.
Relatives and friends are invited to call Monday, January 7, 2002, from 10:00 to 10:30 A.M. at St. John Bosco R. C. Church, 235 East County Line Road, Hatboro. Relatives and friends are invited to her Funeral Mass Monday, January 7, 2002, at 10:30 A.M. at St. John Bosco R. C. Church. Interment at Whitemarsh Memorial Park in Prospectville following the Funeral Mass.
In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

Anele Rasimenoks of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at 508 Long Meadow Road. She was 89 years old. Anele was born February 8, 1912 in Griva, Latvia, daughter of the late Francis Plucs and the late Anna Plucs. 
She is the beloved wife of the late Peteris Rasimenoks; Mother of Pavels Rasimenoks; Grandmother of Erik Rasimenoks, Daina Tucker, Ieva McCoy and Karina Fletcher; Great Grandmother of Brittany Ann Sullivan, Erika Rasimenoks, Eric Fletcher Johnnie Fletcher, Sean McCoy and Taylor McCoy.
Anele was born and raised in Latvia and emigrated to the United States June 6, 1950. She worked for may years as a drill press operator for the General Machine Products Company that was formerly in Philadelphia. She retired in 1977. Her husband Peteris, predeceased her on September 9, 1993.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Saturday, February 2, 2002, from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at Presentation B. V. M. Church, 100 Old Soldiers Road, Cheltenham. Relatives and friends were invited to her Funeral Mass Saturday, February 2, 2002, at 11:00 A.M. at Presentation B. V. M. Church. Interment at Glenwood Memorial Park in Broomall followed the Funeral Mass.

John F. Sebzda Jr. of Hatboro, Pennsylvania died Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at his residence. He was 60 years old. John was born August 6, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late John F. Sebzda and the late Eleanor M. Sebzda (nee - Fruh). 
He is the Son of John F. Sebzda,Sr. and the late Eleanor M. Fruh and the late Bernice M. Sebzda; Father of the late Cheri L., Steven R. John W. and Jennifer L. Sebzda; Grandfather of Kelly, Jamie, Steven and Anthony; Brother of Carol M. McGlinchey; Also survived by his many nieces and nephews and his beloved companion Patricia L. Stevens.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Friday, December 21, 2001, from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 501 North Easton Road, Willow Grove and Saturday, December 22, 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 Saturday, December 22, 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 his memory may be made to the Montgomery County Special Needs Foundation (Hearing Impaired) 1605 West Main Street, Norristown Pa. 19403.

Ethel B. Sellers of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Sunday, January 6, 2002 at her residence. She was 83 years old. Ethel was born November 13, 1918 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late John H. Platt and the late Harriet B. Platt (nee - Litton). 
Mom with her father, mother and sisters Haddie, Mame, Rose and Edna (they were still waiting for brother Jack). The cute little girl, standing and dressed in white, is Mom.
She is the Beloved wife of the late Henry F. Sellers. 
Mom and Dad on their wedding day - May 2, 1943. They were married at home because Dad had the measles.
Mother of Henry (Carol) Sellers, Robert (Charlyn) Sellers, James (Diane) Sellers and Joyce (Frank) Schiller. 
Grandmother of Robyn (Scott) Elsing, Shawn (William) Hoffman, Darren (Bethann) Sellers, Charlyn (Tim) Weitkunat, Robert (Darlene) Sellers Jr., James (Tarah) Sellers Jr., Diana Sellers, Joanna Sellers, Adam Sellers, Eric Schiller, Steven Schiller and Samantha Schiller.
A proud moment with her grandchildren Jim, Diana and Joanna.
Great Grandmother of Patrick Elsing, Nicholas Elsing, Marah Hoffman, Jonathan Weitkunat and Megan Sellers. 
Mom with her son, daughter and grandchildren &endash; Bob, Charlyn and young Charlyn, Tim, Bobby and Darlene.
Sister of John (Peggy) Platt and the late Edna (Ernie) Kiefer, the late Harriet (Dickie) Haines, the late Rosemary (Lindy) Howell and the late Mary (George) Kramer. 
Mom's entire family on granddaughter Charlyn's wedding day. Still to come are granddaughters Bethanne, Tarah and grandson Billy along with great grandchildren Patrick, Nicholas, Marah, Megan and Jonathan.
Also survived by Alvin Sellers and his wife Trudy.
On her 80th with friends and family &endash; young Charlyn, Charlyn, Darlene, Joan, Bill, Jimmy, Jim, Scott, Bobby, Adam, Robyn, Darren, Bethanne, Henry and Carol with great grandchildren Patrick and Nicholas.
Relatives and friends are invited to her funeral services Friday 8:00 PM at the New Apostolic Church - Doylestown, Pine Run & Rickerts Roads, Doylestown where friends may call from 6:30 to 7:30 PM 
Interment services were private at the family request.

May Somershoe of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania died Saturday, December 29, 2001 at Homestead Nursing Home. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Craig. 
She is the beloved wife of the late Charles P. Somershoe Jr.; Mother of Richard T. Somershoe and his wife Geri and the late Charles P. Somershoe.
May was a resident of the Homestead Nursing Home and a long time resident of Willow Grove.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Thursday, January 3, 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 her Funeral Service Thursday, January 3, 2002, at 10:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home. Interment at Lawnview Cemetery in Rockledge followed the Funeral Service. 
In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to Abington Memorial Hospice, 2510 Maryland Road, Suite 250, Willow Grove, PA 19090.

Anna May Verrecchia of The Villages, Florida died Friday, December 21, 2001 at Leesberg Regional Medical Center. She was 59 years old. Anna was born November 4, 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Michael N. Giel and the late Helen Giel (nee - Remich). 
She is the beloved wife of Louis D. Verrecchia; Cousin of Helen Steiner, Edith Burns, John Piljer Jr., John Giel Jr., Michael and Susan Valente.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Thursday, December 27, 2001, from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. at St. Joseph's R. C. Church, 1795 Columbia Avenue, Warrington. Relatives and friends were invited to her Funeral Mass Thursday, December 27, 2001, at 10:30 A.M. at St. Joseph's R. C. Church. Interment at Whitemarsh Memorial Park in Prospectville followed the Funeral Mass. 
Donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society - Montgomery County, 527 West Butler Avenue, Chalfont, PA. 18914.

Helen E. Walthour of Quakertown, Pennsylvania died Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at St. Luke's Quakertown Hospital. She was 80 years old. Helen was born June 19, 1921 in New Castle, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late William L. Reed and the late Myrtle A. Reed (nee - Zeigler). 
She is the beloved wife of the late John B. Walthour; Mother of Helen N. Nelms and her husband John of Quakertown, Pennsylvania and Brad Walthour of Columbus, Ohio; Grandmother of Bryan and Kevin Nelms; Sister of Edna Mae Pollack, Annetta Hoover, Nellie Huff, Maude Gall, Myrtle Mariacher and William, Donald and Merle Reed.
Helen was born and raised in New Castle, Pennsylvania and was a graduate of New Castle High School. She worked for many years, finishing her career as a clerk/secretary for the Visiting Nurses Association of Montgomery County, retiring in 1983.
Services and interment were private are the family's request.
In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the Lehigh Valley Hospital Trauma Center, 1200 South Cedar Crest Boulevard, Allentown, Pa. 18105 (610-402-8000).

Michelle D. Wilbur of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at her residence. She was 51 years old. Michelle was born January 7, 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Raymond C. Diebel and Ruth I. Diebel (nee - Smith). 
She is the beloved wife of the late Albert "Bud" E. Wilbur; Mother of Michael J. Poppa Jr. and Nicole Herbert; Grandmother of Kristen and Sarah Herbert; Daughter of Ruth I. Tees and the late Raymond C. Diebel; Sister of Charles and Raymond Diebel.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Saturday, January 26, 2002, 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 Service Saturday, January 26, 2002, at 10:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home. Interment at Lawnview Cemetery in Rockledge followed the Funeral Service.

Rose Ciasullo of Tannersville, Pennsylvania died Thursday, May 9, 2002 at Pleasant Valley Nursing Home. She was 93 years old. Rose was born January 2, 1909 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Carlo Abbamondi and the late Monica Abbamondi (nee - Frescadore). 
She is the beloved wife of the late Nicholas F. Ciasullo; Mother of Loretta Saunders, Carman Spadafora, Ann Marie Thomas, Elizabeth McCann, Anna Brown and Nicholas F. Ciasullo; Grandmother of 18; Great Grandmother of 22; Great Great Grandmother of 2. She is also survived by her many Nieces and Nephews. 
Rose was a member of St. Joseph's R.C. Church when she lived in Hatboro.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Tuesday, May 14, 2002, from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. at St. Joseph's R. C. Church, 1795 Columbia Avenue, Warrington. Relatives and friends were invited to her Funeral Mass Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at 10:30 A.M. at St. Joseph's R. C. Church. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Cheltenham followed the Funeral Mass.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Minnie Ciriak of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Monday, April 1, 2002 at Paul's Run. She was 90 years old. Minnie was born June 1, 1911 in Egypt, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Johann Scholtz and the late Katharina Scholtz (nee - Tremba). 
She is the beloved wife of the late Adam Ciriak; Mother of the late Gisela Kasznel; Grandmother of Kenneth, Ronald and Theodore Kasznel; Great Grandmother of 4.
Minnie was born and raised in Egypt, Pa. She was a factory worker for Progress Lighting Company during her working career. Minnie was a member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Olney. 
Relatives and friends were invited to call Tuesday, April 9, 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 Tuesday, April 9, 2002, at 10:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son - Montanye Funeral Home. Entombment at Sunset Memorial Park in Feasterville followed the Funeral Service. 
Donations in her memory may be made to Fox Chase Cancer Center 7701 Burholme Avenue Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111.

Florence E. Egner of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Saturday, April 6, 2002 at Philadelphia Protestant Home. She was 94 years old. Florence was born June 26, 1907 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Albert W. Metzger Jr. and the late Emma Metzger (nee - Feiler). 
She is the beloved wife of the late Christian Egner; Mother of Sue Egner Tull and her late husband Howard and Albert Egner and his wife Bernadette; Grandmother of Chris Donahue, Susan Dumont, Jennifer Tull and David Tull; Great Grandmother of 4; She also had 10 Nieces and Nephews.
Florence was a church organist, playing for many churches in the Philadelphia area.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Wednesday, April 10, 2002, from 10:00 to 10:30 A.M. at the Chapel of Philadelphia Protestant Home 6500 Tabor Road, Philadelphia. Relatives and friends were invited to her Funeral Service Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at 10:30 A.M. at the Chapel of Philadelphia Protestant Home. Interment at Forest Hills Cemetery in Lower Moreland followed the Funeral Service.

Agnes T. Farnan of Royersford, Pennsylvania died Saturday, June 1, 2002 at Phoenixville Hospital. She was 76 years old. Agnes was born April 8, 1926 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Stanley T. Chimney and the late Stella Chimney (nee - Varnait). 
She is the beloved wife of the late William T. Farnan; 
Mother of Teresa A. Cin and her husband Ted; Sister of Rita V. Devine and Marion C. Leckey.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Wednesday, June 5, 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 her Funeral Mass Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at 10:30 A.M. at St. John Bosco R. C. Church, 235 East County Line Road, Hatboro. Interment was private. 
Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to Shriner's Burn Center - Cincinnati Hospital, 3229 Burnet Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio 45229-3095.

Conrad J. Fields of Manahawkin, New Jersey died Thursday, May 9, 2002 at Southern Ocean County Hospital. He was 82 years old. Conrad was born February 19, 1920 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late Charles Fields and the late Elizabeth Fields (nee - Woods). 
He is the beloved husband of Marie Fields (nee-Farren); Father of Terry and the late Conrad J. Fields Jr. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters.
Conrad was a supervisor at Aetna Electroplating Co. in Philadelphia and he was a W.W.II Army Veteran.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Sunday, May 12, 2002, from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 501 North Easton Road, Willow Grove and Monday, May 13, 2002, from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home. Relatives and friends were invited to his Funeral Mass Monday, May 13, 2002, at 10:30 A.M. at St. John Bosco R. C. Church, 235 East County Line Road, Hatboro. Interment at St. John Neumann Cemetery in Chalfont followed the Funeral Mass.

Thelma M. Gandy of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Monday, May 27, 2002 at Deer Meadows. She was 79 years old. Thelma was born February 22, 1923 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late George Anderson and the late Katherine Anderson (nee - Stewert). 
She is the beloved wife of Marvin Gandy; Mother of Carol Bandanburg and her husband Mike and James Gandy and his wife Lois; Grandmother of Heather Bandanburg, Lorri Leporatti, Christian and Rachel Gandy; Great grandmother of Kaitlin and Nicholas Loporatti; Sister of Elmer Anderson.
Thelma was a member of the Golden Agers and supporter of the Lawncrest Library.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Friday, May 31, 2002, from 12 Noon to 1:00 P.M. at Crescentville United Methodist Church, 412 East Sentner Street, Philadelphia. Relatives and friends were invited to her Funeral Service Friday, May 31, 2002, at 1:00 P.M. at Crescentville United Methodist Church. Interment at Oakland Cemetery in Philadelphia followed the Funeral Service. 
Donations may be made in her memory to the Crescentville United Methodist Church, 412 East Sentner Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19120.

Lila M. Hachen of Lansdale, Pennsylvania died Monday, May 20, 2002 at Gwynedd Square Center For Nursing. Lila was born in Romeo, Michigan, daughter of the late Millard F. Johnson and the late Marchie Johnson (nee - Fleming). 
She is the beloved mother of Patricia M. Tucker and her husband Bud, John C. Hachen and his wife Rita and Steven R. Hachen and his wife Donna; Grandmother of Monica, Leslie, Kimberlee, Tim, Donny, Danny, Ryan, and Allison; Sister of Sherman Johnson of Michigan; Predeceased by her sister Ila and brother Preston; Also survived by her dear friend Lorraine Madsen.
Lila was a registered nurse at Abington Hospital for 20 years during her working career. She was also lifetime member of the Eastern Star. 
Relatives and friends were invited to call Thursday, May 23, 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 her Funeral Service Thursday, May 23, 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 her memory may be made to Abington Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, 1200 Old York Road, Abington,Pa. 19001.

Rudolph A. Hall of Churchville, Pennsylvania died Monday, June 3, 2002 at Warminster Hospital. He was 67 years old. Rudolph was born June 27, 1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late Alfons K. Hall and Julia M. Hall (nee - Stehle). 
He is the beloved husband of Doris E. Hall (nee - Bratz); Father of Theresa Pinkerton and her husband Charles, Mary Fowler and her husband Patrick and William Hall; Son of Julia Silber; Brother of Ted Hall and Rose Jaeger. He is also survived by his seven grandchildren.
Rudy was born and raised in Philadelphia. He graduated from Dobbins Technical High School and attended Drexel University. He worked for 18 years for Molding Technology, Inc. and finished his working career with Mal-Bern Tool and Die Company in Feasterville, Pa. He was a fifty year member of the Schwarzwald Quartet Club and still held the office of Treasurer of the organization at his death. He was also a member of the Vereinigung Erzgebirge and the Cannstatter Volksfest Verein.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Friday, June 7, 2002, from 9:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 501 North Easton Road, Willow Grove. Relatives and friends were invited to his Singers Service Friday, June 7, 2002, at 10:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 501 North Easton Road, Willow Grove and his Funeral Service Friday, June 7, 2002, at 11:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home. Interment at Hillside Cemetery in Roslyn followed the Funeral Service. 
In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the Schwarzwald Quartet Club, c/o Manfred Speer, Stahl-Campbell Real Estate, 283 Second Street Pike, Suite 100, Southampton, Pa. 18966.

James Vernon Holt, Jr. of Roslyn, Pennsylvania died Saturday, April 13, 2002 at Roslyn Nursing Home. He was 82 years old. James was born October 29, 1919 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late James Vernon Holt Sr. and the late Eva A. Holt (nee - Taylor). 
He is the beloved husband of the late Erma Shuster Holt; Loving father of James V. Holt III, Cheryl LaBov, Betsy Soler, Sue Ellen Saunders and the late Harry Robert Holt; Dear grandfather of 14 and great grandfather of 6.
James was born and raised in Philadelphia and was a graduate of Drexel University with a B.S. degree in electrical engineering. He worked as an electrical engineer for ITE Circuit Breaker during his working career. He and his late wife Erma had been long time residents of Roslyn, moving into the area in 1948.
Services were private at the family's request.
Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to the Memorial Fund of The Reformed Church, 1500 North Hills Avenue, Willow Grove, Pa. 19090.

Gladys L. Kee of Hatboro, Pennsylvania died Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at Montgomery County Geriatric Center. She was 75 years old. Gladys was born April 6, 1927 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Robert Thompson and the late Elizabeth Thompson (nee - Marshall). 
She is the beloved wife of the late Thomas Kee; Mother of William T. Kee and Thomas R. Kee; Grandmother of Six and the Great Grandmother of one.
Gladys was a long time resident of Hatboro.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Wednesday, May 22, 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 her Funeral Service Wednesday, May 22, 2002, at 10:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home. Interment at Hatboro Cemetery in Hatboro followed the Funeral Service. 

Anna Kreppel of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Thursday, June 6, 2002 at Philadelphia Protestant Home. She was 79 years old. Anna was born October 16, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Joseph Kreppel and the late Anna Kreppel (nee - Kauth). 
She is the devoted sister of Eva Kluge, Clara Slack,and Gertrude Johnson. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Anna retired from Sears after 37 years of service. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church of Rockledge.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Tuesday, June 11, 2002, from 10:30 to 11:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge. Relatives and friends were invited to her Funeral Service Tuesday, June 11, 2002, at 11:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home. Interment was private. 
Donations in her memory may be made to The Missionary Fund of Bethany Baptist Church, Rhawn and Rockwell Avenues, Philadelphia Pa. 19111.

Frieda Kutteroff of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Monday, May 27, 2002 at St. Joseph's Manor. She was 89 years old. Frieda was born May 7, 1913 in Munich, Germany, daughter of the late Julius Purner and the late Betty Purner. 
She is the beloved wife of the late Emil Kutteroff; Mother of Frederick E. Kutteroff and Richard H. Kutteroff; Grandmother of Lisa Fortney, Eric, Mark, Craig and Melissa Kutteroff. She is also survived by her six great grandchildren.
Frieda was born and raised in Germany and emigrated to the United States when she was 14 years old. She was a homemaker during her working years. Frieda was formerly a sixty- three year resident of N. Fairhill Street in Philadelphia and was currently living at St. Joseph's Manor.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Friday, May 31, 2002, from 10:00 to 10:30 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, May 31, 2002, at 10:30 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home. Interment at Hillside Cemetery in Roslyn followed the Funeral Service. 
In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to St. Joseph's Manor, 1616 Huntingdon Pike, Meadowbrook, PA 19046, Attention: Sister Kathy Rose Miller.

Walter G. Mauz of Warrington, Pennsylvania died Thursday, May 30, 2002 at Doylestown Hospital. He was 71 years old. Walter was born July 15, 1930 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late Gustav Mauz and the late Pauline Mauz (nee - Fichtner). 
He is the beloved husband for 44 years of Phyllis Mauz; father of Kenneth, Gary and Steven Mauz and his wife Tammy; grandfather of Justin Mauz; brother of Ruth Schuchert and her husband Paul and Helen Rosenthal; also survived by his three nieces.
Walter attended Benjamin Franklin Grammar School, Wilson Jr. High, Northeast High School, Penn State Ogontz and Villanova during his education to become a Corrosion engineer.
During his working career Walter was a project manager designing equipment to protect pipelines.
He was a member of Good Shepard Lutheran Church for over 30 years.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Monday, June 3, 2002, 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 Monday, June 3, 2002, at 1:00 P.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home. Interment at George Washington Memorial Park in Plymouth Meeting followed the Funeral Service. 

Eleanor Mary Minch of Rockledge, Pennsylvania died Friday, April 19, 2002 at Abington Memorial Hospital. She was 66 years old. Eleanor was born April 1, 1936 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late John Ellis Hibbs and the late Mary Hibbs (nee - Wells). 
She is the beloved wife of the late Allen P. Minch; Mother of Robert, Douglas Minch, Susan Years and Allen Minch; Grandmother of six and the Great Grandmother of one; Sister of John, David Hibbs, Edith Czarnecki and the late George Hibbs.
Eleanor was the first Councilwoman of Rockledge, a former member of the Rockledge PTA and Women's Auxiliary and she was involved in the preservation of the Rockledge School and it's transformation to the Rockledge Community Center.
Relatives and friends were invited to her Graveside Service Monday, April 22, 2002, at 11:30 A.M. at Lawnview Cemetery, 500 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Pilla Heart Center 1200 Old York Road Abington, PA 19001.

Catherine Pologruto of Warminster, Pennsylvania died Sunday, May 19, 2002 at Paul's Run. Catherine was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Luca Zappile and the late Elviria Zappile. 
She is the beloved wife of the late Pietro P. Pologruto; 
Mother of Judith Iezzi, Paul A. Pologruto and his wife Colleen; Grandmother of Roseann and Deborah Iezzi.
Catherine was formerly of Nesper Street and a resident of Paul's Run. 
Relatives and friends were invited to call Wednesday, May 22, 2002, from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 6902 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia and Thursday, May 23, 2002, from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home. Relatives and friends were invited to her Funeral Mass Thursday, May 23, 2002, at 11:15 A.M. at St. Matthew's R. C. Church, 3300 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery in Bensalem followed the Funeral Mass.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Fox Chase Cancer Center, 7701 Burholme Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19111.

Michael J. Poppa, Jr. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Saturday, April 13, 2002. He was 31 years old. Michael was born February 13, 1971 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of Michael J. Poppa and Michelle Poppa (nee - Diebel). 
He is the Son of Michael J. Poppa and the late Michelle Wilbur (nee-Diebel); Brother of Nicole Herbert and her husband Richard, Robert Pester, Jacqueline Babcock and Crystal Callahan; Uncle of Kristen and Sarah Herbert, Robert Pester Jr., Alexis Babcock and Carly Polizzi; Grandson of Ruth I. Tees and the late Joseph Tees, The late Nicola and the late Antonietta Poppa.
Michael was a graduate of Cardinal Dougherty High School in 1989 and a former Marine.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Thursday, April 18, 2002, from 9:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 6902 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia. Relatives and friends were invited to his Funeral Service Thursday, April 18, 2002, at 11:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home. Interment at Lawnview Cemetery in Rockledge followed the Funeral Service.

Elwood L Schmidt of Elizabethtown, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania died Sunday, April 28, 2002 at Jeanes Hospital. He was 94 years old. Elwood was born April 21, 1908 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late Louis Schmidt and the late Katherine Schmidt (nee - Widman).
He is the beloved husband of Florence C. Schmidt (nee - Maher) and the late Vera Schmidt; Father of David Schmidt and his wife Elaine; Brother of Vera Raff, the late L. Russell Schmidt and the late Elsie Watt.
Elwood was born and raised in Philadelphia and attended the old Northeast High School in the city. He worked as an Administrative Assistant for Pennsylvania Manufacturers Insurance Company during his working career. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Meridian Sun Lodge No. 2, F. & A.M., the Lulu Temple Shrine Club and many other masonic organizations during his lifetime. Elwood was formerly of the 200 block of W. Godfrey Avenue in Olney. 
Relatives and friends were invited to call Thursday, May 2, 2002, 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 Masonic Service Thursday, May 2, 2002, at 11:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son - Montanye Funeral Home. Interment at Greenmount Cemetery in Philadelphia followed the Masonic Service.

Frank S. Shoemaker of Springhouse, Pennsylvania died Tuesday, April 9, 2002 at his residence. He was 93 years old. Frank was born July 2, 1908 in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, son of the late Frank Shoemaker and the late Ethel A. Shoemaker (nee - Slingluff). 
He is the beloved husband of Betty (Elisabeth) T. Shoemaker; Father of Betty Lou Schoeller and her husband Craig; Grandfather of Karen L. Schoeller and Mark B. Schoeller; Great grandfather of Maggie, Brian and Brent.
Frank was the owner and operator of the Shoemaker Real Estate Office at 7th Street and Erie Avenue in Philadelphia during his working career. He was a graduate of the old Northeast High School in Philadelphia, attended Penn State University and was a graduate of Drexel University. Frank was a resident of Springhouse Estates.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Saturday, April 13, 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 Saturday, April 13, 2002, at 10:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home. Interment at Forest Hills Cemetery in Lower Moreland followed the Funeral Service. 
In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the Melrose-Carmel Presbyterian Church, 7501 Oak Lane Road, Melrose Park, Pa. 19027.

Gladys Spence of Doylestown, Pennsylvania died Wednesday, April 24, 2002 at Luther Woods Convalescent Center. She was 87 years old. Gladys was born December 28, 1914 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Harry H. Van Dusen and the late Lena Van Dusen (nee - Hulton). 
She is the beloved wife of the late James Spence; Mother of Debbie Milnik and her husband Vince and Barbara and her husband Bob; Sister of Jack Van Dusen; Grandmother of Vince, James, Kurt, Erich, Kerrin and Hans; Great grandmother of Owen.
Gladys was born and raised in Philadelphia and worked as a file clerk for the Calvert Distillery during her working career. She was a long time resident of the1900 block of Solly Avenue in the Rhawnhurst section of Philadelphia.
Services were private at the family's request.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to the Fox Chase Cancer Center, 7701 Burholme Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111.

Helen W. Straub of Richboro, Pennsylvania died Monday, April 22, 2002 at her residence. She was 88 years old. Helen was born November 24, 1913 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late William Widman and the late Johanna Widman (nee - Fahrner). 
She is the beloved wife of the late Walter Straub; Mother of Walter Straub, Jr., Dorothy Curran and Richard Straub; Sister-in- law of Dorothy Widman. She is also survived by her five grandchildren and by her one great granddaughter.
Helen was born and raised in Philadelphia and graduated from William Penn High School. She worked as a secretary for Albert Einstein Medical Center during her working career. She was a long time member of the Lawndale Baptist Church and lived on the 600 block of Kerper Street in Lawndale for 35 years until moving to her daughter's home in Richboro in 2000. 
Relatives and friends were invited to call Friday, April 26, 2002, from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Lawndale Baptist Church, 6433 Lawndale Avenue, Philadelphia. Relatives and friends were invited to her Funeral Service Friday, April 26, 2002, at 10:00 A.M. at Lawndale Baptist Church. Interment at George Washington Memorial Park in Plymouth Meeting followed the Funeral Service.
In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the Lawndale Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 6433 Lawndale Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111.

George Earle Taylor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Thursday, May 23, 2002 at Fox Chase Cancer Center. He was 73 years old. George was born April 1, 1929 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late George E. Taylor and the late Regina T. Taylor (nee - Devine). 
He is the beloved husband of 53 years to Mildred E. Taylor (nee-Fowler); Father of Thomas and his wife Patricia, Mark and his wife Susan, George E. Jr. and his wife Regina, Christopher and Gregory Taylor; Grandfather of Jeffrey, Jennifer, Nicholas, Matthew, Crystal, Kayla, Victoria and the late Christopher Taylor Jr. and the Brother of Shirley R. Laskowski and Dolores E. Haufler
During his working career he held various positions in the Automotive Aftermarket in Philadelphia and South Jersey.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Tuesday, May 28, 2002, from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 6902 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia and Wednesday, May 29, 2002, from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home. Relatives and friends were invited to his Funeral Mass Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at 10:30 A.M. at Presentation B. V. M. Church, 100 Old Soldiers Road, Cheltenham. Interment at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery in Langhorne followed the Funeral Mass.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to the Fox Chase Cancer Center, 7701 Burholme Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111.


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