Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Services will be held on Friday, April 26 at noon in the Heritage Chapel at the Washington Memorial Park in Plymouth Meeting
Former Director of the Wissahickon School District, Donald Byron Richwagen, died on Thursday, April 18, according to the obituary on Legacy.com. Richwagen, 86, formerly of Blue Bell, served in the US Marine Corps, during WWII "was a Combat Veteran with the 2nd Marine Division serving in the Pacific Theater." He was president of Antrim Bureau, Inc. in Glenside and Blue Bell, a public and private school teacher, a member of the Elder of Boehms United Church of Christ in Blue Bell, and more. He is survived by his wife Lauranne "Pip" (Supplee) Richwagen, and his children. Services will be held on Friday, April 26 at noon in the Heritage Chapel at the Washington Memorial Park in Plymouth Meeting.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Alexander, born in Pottstown, leaves family in Collegeville, Royersford, Audubon and Mont Clare.
Wednesday, March 27
Joan M. Alexander, age 59, of Royersford, PA died Sunday, March 24, 2013 in her home. Born in Pottstown, she was a daughter of the late Charles A. and Josephine (Mazur) Alexander. Joan was a graduate of the Spring-Ford High School. She worked as a dental assistant for several years. She also worked as a clerk for several District Justices in the area. She enjoyed live music and attending jewelry making classes. Joan had a great sense of humor she loved to use with all of her nieces and nephews. She was also a animal lover. Joan is survived by four siblings: Bobbie Alexander, of Collegeville, PA; Charlene A. Feroe, of Royersford, PA; Joseph C., husband of Ann (Reifsnyder) Alexander, of Audubon, PA; Patricia Alexander, of Mont Clare, …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The Phoenixville native was a retired from his job of 43 years at the Container Corporation of America in Oaks.
Tuesday, February 19
John A. Krause, Jr., husband of the late Genevieve M. (Trzcecinski) Krause, of Phoenixville, Pa., died suddenly on Saturday morning, February 16, 2013 in the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. Born in Phoenixville, he was a son of the late John A. Krause, Sr. and the late Susan (Jurata) Krause. A veteran, he served for the U.S. National Guard. Mr. Krause retired as lead printer for the Container Corporation of America in Oaks, Pa. after 43 years of service. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Church for many years. Mr. Krause is survived by a daughter, Jennifer A., wife of Thomas C. Shoemaker, of East Coventry, Pa.; a brother, Joseph P. Krause, of Phoenixville; and two grandchildren, Brenden J. Shoemaker and Jordyn G. Shoemaker, both of …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Few details are available, but a township employee confirmed that Shaffer passed away over the weekend.
UPDATE: [1/29/13; 12:50 p.m.] A release issued by Lower Providence Township contained information correcting an earlier report that Public Works Director David Shaffer died on Sunday, Jan 27. Shaffer actually passed away suddenly on Saturday, Jan. 26. The township issued the following statement in response to the news: "Lower Providence Township Board of Supervisors and Staff wish to express our deep sorrow over the sudden passing of Public Works Director David H. Shaffer Jr. on January 26, 2013. Dave served Lower Providence Township and its residents for over 27 years. He inspired us with his untiring dedication and genuine love for his work. His big heart and gentle spirit will be sorely missed." Patch will continue to update this story …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Runyan passed away on Jan. 7.
Tuesday, January 8
John A. Runyan, age 92, husband of Janet M. (Bertolet) Runyan, of Spring City, PA died Monday afternoon, January 7, 2013 in the Columbia Cottage Center, Collegeville, PA. The Cattermole-Klotzbach Funeral Home, 600 Washington Street, Royersford, PA is in charge of the arrangements. Additional information can be found by visiting www.RoyersfordFuneralHome.com.
Friday, January 4, 2013
Montgomery County Democratic Committee Chairman Marcel L. Groen remembers president emeritus of Local 1776 and longtime Pennsylvania labor leader Wendell W. Young III, who passed away on Jan. 1.
Friday, January 4
In a world where we too often use the word "giant" or "great" to describe someone, I can honestly say that for me Wendell Young III was truly a giant as a labor leader and someone who spent his life fighting for people. I first heard of Mr. Young when I worked in the Bill Green for Mayor campaign in the spring of 1971. People would tell me how close he was to Bill Green and how influential a labor leader he was. That was 42 years ago. It never occurred to me that he was only 32 years old. Even then he had already achieved heights in the labor movement that few reach. Over the years I watched how innovative and caring he was for his members; how he recognized the importance of child care, before it was popular to do so, so single moms …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Vice President Joe Biden was among those to speak about the 82-year-old former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania who died Sunday.
Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) was remembered by loved ones Tuesday as a man of independence, virtue and influence, with well over 1,000 people, including Vice President Joe Biden, filling a suburban Philadelphia synagogue for his funeral. Har Zion Temple in Lower Merion Township's Penn Valley held the 90-minute ceremony before Specter, who died Sunday at 82 in his Philadelphia home, was to be buried in Huntington Valley. Pallbearers wheeled his American flag-draped casket out of the temple as Frank Sinatra's "My Way" played. Before the funeral, the Specter family greeted a steady stream of mourners that began pouring in more than two hours early. Many of those who waited were heard talking politics, as might be expected at the …
Vice President Joe Biden plans to attend the service. Specter, the former U.S. senator, died Sunday at 82.
A funeral for former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) will be held at noon Tuesday at Har Zion Temple in Lower Merion, Montgomery County. The service is open to the public; cameras and recording devices are prohibited. Specter will then be buried in Huntingdon Valley, Montgomery County. Among those expected to attend the funeral is Vice President Joe Biden, USA Today reported. Har Zion's address is 1500 Hagys Ford Road, Narberth, PA 19072; it is less than a mile from the Gladwyne exit (Exit 337) of Interstate 76. The temple's phone number is 610-667-5000, and general email inquiries are accepted at email@example.com. Specter, 82, died Sunday at his home in Philadelphia's East Falls neighborhood. Gov. Tom Corbett has ordered all flags in …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
The former U.S. Senator fought a long battle with cancer.
Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter died Sunday, according to CNN, at age 82 in his Philadelphia home. Specter represented Pennsylvania in the Senate for 30 years. Specter started as a Democrat but switched to the Republican party before being elected to the U.S. Senate. The senator made headlines in 2009 when he switched to the Democratic Party. Specter announced his diagnosis of Hodgkin's disease in 2005. He underwent multiple treatments of chemotherapy and finally succumbed to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Sunday. Sen. Pat Toomey released the following statement, “A man of sharp intelligence and dogged determination, Sen. Specter dedicated his life to public service and the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. His impact on our state and public policy …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
A resident of Ambler, Natalie loved life and the many friends and family she surrounded herself with.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Natalie Elizabeth Marella passed away at the age of 26. She was born March 4, 1986 the daughter of Robert Marella and Marion (nee deVecchis) and sister to her loving “Bro” Dustin. A resident of Ambler, Natalie loved life and the many friends and family she surrounded herself with. Services were Thursday September 6, 2012 at First Presbyterian Church Ambler, 4 South Ridge Ave, Ambler PA 19002. Condolence messages to the family can be left at Shaeff-Myers.com Arrangements by Shaeff Myers Funeral Home