This page is dedicated to our friends from the Class of 1973 who are no longer with us. May we treasure friendships we have today and not forget the ones from our past...
Darlene Ahmann-Cohen (9/14/1995)
Charles Martin Armstead (1/17/2010)
Arthur Thomas Bimson 8/1984) Thomas Bray (4/26/2011)
Curtis Burke (11/14/2004)
Patty Costello (9/2020) Albert Eberle
Bruce Eustace (8/31/1996) Eric Graf
Betsy Grimes-Thomas (5/30/2008)
Stephanie Gordon Haenn (2015)
Brian Hatzai (5/4/2009)
Frederick "Rick" Heintz (1/2/2021))
Paul Hoifjeld (4/14/19) Craig Holt Holly Hrinkovich-Thomas Virginia Johnson
Jim Kennedy Richard Kroll
Sherri Leopold Cunningham (12/12/2022)
Nina Light Syner (3/8/2013)
Stephen McGregor (2/5/2018) Tim McInerney (2/10/2020)
Betsy Morris Stan Moser (12/2019)
Gordon Pinckney (1/18/2023)
Gail Platt (1/2019)
Jon Raphaelson (1/13/15) Renee Schoenfellinger-Kinee Susan Shigeoka-Gero (11/26/2012)
Francis Ellen Stahlecker (9/2022)
William Stremme Jack Szabo
Richard Taylor Bob Thomas Beth Alice Townley (7/23/2011) David R. Twaddle (12/30/2009)
Connie Williard-Rhoads (12/14/2013) James Wolff
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Darlene Ahmann-Cohen - 1955 - 1995
We are sorry to hear of the death of our classmate, Darlene Ahaman-Cohen. Dar's older sister Cindy Ahmann (UD '70) sent this for us to remember our friend, Darlene. (email@example.com)
After leaving UD, Darlene worked for Equitable Insurance Company, first in the Philadelphia area and later on Long Island in New York. Later she worked for an independent third party insurer in NY. In 1990 she married Alan Cohen and was a stepmother to his two children, Matthew and Hilary. She traveled frequently, cruising the Baltic and the Mediterranean Seas and the Bahamas. She died from complications of AIDS on September 14, 1995, two months shy of her 40th birthday and six months shy of the introduction of the breakthrough cocktail of medications that keep so many HIV carriers alive today.
BRAY, THOMAS J., age 56, of Valley Brook section of Gloucester Twp., passed away on Tues., April 26 at home surrounded by his family and friends. Dearly beloved husband of Eileen (nee Lambert) and loving father of Kelli (Ira) Harris-Altman and Jason (Christine) Harris and devoted grandfather of Brandon, Bennett, Lucas, Mykenzie, Madelynn, Morghan and Ava. He is survived by his father William W., Sr., (Ann) and predeceased by his mother Anna Mae (nee Dyer) and also survived by four brothers William, Jr. (Kathy), Tim (Melissa), Terry (Michele), Daryl (Helen) and three sisters Cathy (Dave) Kalick, Sue Schaible, Colleen (John) Bianchini, twenty-four nieces and nephews and many wonderful and special friends.
Tom was a partner of Air-Vent Duct Cleaning, Inc. of Hammonton, NJ and Telford, PA. A member of the Atlantic Chapter of NJFOA, he was an avid golfer and a huge sports fan.
Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial Service at 10:30 A.M., Friday, April 29 at St. Agnes Church, in Our Lady of Hope Parish, 701 Little Gloucester Rd., Gloucester Twp. The Viewing will be from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. on Thursday eve., April 28 and after 9:30 A.M. on Friday morning at THE FUNERAL MANOR, 1585 Hider Lane, Gloucester Twp. The family requests donations be given in Tom's name to the Abramson Cancer Center, 3535 Market St., Ste. 750, Phila., PA. Interment is private. For further information and condolences please visit thefuneralmanor.com
Published in Philadelphia Inquirer & Philadelphia Daily News on April 27, 2011
Curtis Burke died Sunday Nov 14, 2004. He was the beloved son of Alma and the late Henry Burke brother of Virginia Burke and uncle of Tara Katzman and her husband Adam. For many years, Curtis was the supervisor for holiday decorations for Ambler Borough. He also worked as a flower arranger at The Flower Shop at Spring House. Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral service at 1 p.m on Wednesday at Wetzel and Son Funeral Home 501 N Easton Road Willow Grove where friends may call after 12 noon. Interment will be in Whitemarsh Memorial Park. Donations to his memory may be made to the Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Montgomery County, 1006 Edge Hill Rd., Abington, PA, 19001. Wetzel & Son Funeral Home, Willow Grove, www.wetzelandson.comMonday, November 15, 2004Doylestown, Pennsylvania
George Leslie Burnett III
December 11, 1954 - April 7, 2017
Viewing - Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM at Wetzel and Son, Willow Grove
Funeral Service - Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 12:00 PM at Wetzel and Son, Willow Grove
Funeral Home - Wetzel and Son Funeral Home - 501 Easton Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090 - 215-659-0911 - Map
George Leslie Burnett III of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania died Friday, April 7, 2017. He was 62 years old. George was born December 11, 1954 in Abington, Pennsylvania, son of George L. Burnett Jr. and the late Barbara Burnett (nee - Shoemaker). He is the beloved husband of Cathy Burnett (nee - Wicks); father of G. Leslie Burnett IV and Ian R. Burnett; son of George Leslie Burnett Jr.; brother of John Burnett and his wife Anne; cousin of Wayne Hundley and his wife Amber; son-in-law of Betty Wicks and the late Richard T. Wicks. He is also survived by a loving extended family.
Relatives and friends were invited to his viewing on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 10:30 A.M. and funeral service at 12:00 P.M. at Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 501 Easton Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090.
Religious services were conducted by Rev. Owen Griffiths.
Patricia Costello Hoffman
Patricia M. Hoffman (nee Costello), 65, of Willow Grove passed on September 21, 2020. She is survived by her husband Charles Hoffman, her children Charles Hoffman Jr., Cherise Hoffman, Debra McIntyre (Jason), Christina Forr (Patrick Moore), Crystal Schmidt (Thomas), and Jennifer Hoffman (Rey Vasquez), her brothers Richard Costello, and Robert Costello, a sister Janet Costello, 24 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild.
THOMAS ELIZABETH "BETSY' (nee Grimes), May 30, 2008. Dearest wife of Paul J. Loving mother of Gregory and Ryan. Dear daughter of Barbara Grimes and the late Albert T., Jr. Dear sister of Debra Wills (Charles), Barbara Tucker "Tammy' (Michael), Albert Grimes, III "Chip' (Sheri). Betsy was a loving and caring mother and friend. Sadly missed by her aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. Relatives and friends are invited to her Funeral Wed. June 4, 2008 at 10 A.M. St. Alphonsus Church, Conwell Drive, Maple Glen. Funeral Mass to follow at 11:30 A.M. Int. private. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Abington Memorial Hospital Oncology Dept., Living Tribute in memory of Elizabeth C. Thomas, 1200 Old York Rd., Abington, PA 19001.
JOS. T. SEKULA F.H. INC
Published in the Philadelphia Inquirer & Philadelphia Daily News on 6/2/2008.
BRIAN SCOTT, 53 of Phila. on May 4, 2009 in Nazareth Hospital, after an extended illness. He is survived by his mother, Edith, brothers Stephen (Philadelphia) and Glen (North Carolina), sister Meredith Kelly (Pottstown), son Christopher of Philadelphia, daughter Alyse of Quakertown and his partner of 8 years, Sandy Anderson. We will all miss him. An excellent cook and avid Philadelphia sports fan, he played club ice hockey and loved the Flyers. Brian was a graduate of Upper Dublin High School (1973) and the Maxwell Institute. He worked for years at Conrail and Siemens as a Computer Programmer and most recently served as a Senior Program Analyst at Transcontinental Direct. Final arrangements are being handled by AUER CREMATION SERVICES OF PENNSYLVANIA. A memorial service will be held prior to his interment at Hillside Cemetery in Roslyn on a date to be determined.
Published in the Philadelphia Inquirer & Philadelphia Daily News on 5/13/2009
Here are the entries to his guest book online
Brian Scott Hatzai
Obituary Guest Book comments on Legacy.Com and Philly.Com, deleted from their site 13 May 2010
May 19, 2009
I would like Brian's children to know what a wonderful person their father was. He was a great friend, always quick to lend a hand or a smile. He always made me feel welcome in his home. I will forever think of Brian with that grin on his face. Please know that Brian will not be forgotten.
May 18, 2009
Brian was always a bundle of energy in school and a lot of fun. I had the pleasure of seeing him a few years ago and he had not changed a bit. A genuinely nice, nice guy. He will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences to his family.
May 16, 2009
My sincere condolences go out to Brian's family. We shared many classes together throughout high school. When I picture Brian, I picture his smiling face. He will be greatly missed. Blessings to his dear family.
Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
May 15, 2009
I went to high school with Brian. He was always energetic and smiling and such fun to have in class. My first Phila. Flyer Ice Hockey game was with Brian and Sue Bond. It was such fun - they threw raw meat on the ice to get the players pumped. I'm very sorry for your loss.
Missy (Thomas) Rigler,
May 14, 2009
Brian was the funniest person I knew growing up. He was always entertaining us and, I must admit, I have stolen some of his material to entertain my children (Betty Botter bought some butter....). He was from a whole wonderful family and I know they miss him. RIP, buddy.
May 13, 2009
I have distinct memories of Brian as a happy smiling guy from first grade through high school. We were frequently in the same class; he could always be counted on for some fun insight. I'm thankful for the happiness and good cheer he always had with him.
May 13, 2009
Brian was a brilliant kid and a lot of fun to grow up with. Like Steve Johnson, I too have a lot of memories and regret not keeping up with him through the years.
Voorhees, New Jersey
May 13, 2009
Brian was a great friend and neighbor. I enjoyed growing up together, sharing birthday parties, going to school, playing ice hockey and going to Flyer's games. Time passes too fast and even though we lost touch, he will always be in my heart.
Monroe Township, New Jersey
May 13, 2009
As chairperson of the Upper Dublin Class of 1973, we wish Brian's family our deepest condolences. Our class just had their "36th" Reunion on March 28, 2009 and Brian's smile was missed at the party.
May 13, 2009
Brian was a great friend to grow up with. I have so may great memories. I am sorry I lost touch with him over the years. My deepest condolences.
Paul Luther Hoifjeld of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania died Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Phoenixville Hospital. He was 64 years old. Paul was born February 20, 1955, beloved son of Rev. Clairold and Virginia Hoifjeld (nee - Helberg); brother of Grace Esther Klick and her husband Ronald, Mark Wesley Hoifjeld, and Ruth Deborah Hoifjeld.
The following obituary was composed and submitted by Grace Klick.
“Be kind and compassionate to one another”
Such a simple premise, and yet seemingly far too difficult to find in the world of today. My brother, Paul, in his own version of life, chose to grab hold of this Christian concept for as far back as I can remember. Outside of the now insignificant sibling rivalry that escapes no family, Paul’s outlook on life, and the way he treated others, was nothing less than kind and compassionate.
Being born into a strong Christian household does not guarantee that one will automatically follow Jesus’s teachings and apply them from the heart. Somewhere along the way, very early on, Paul developed a sincere desire to be interested in other people. It was not his place to judge, and he knew that internally from a very young age.
Paul’s integrity is what inspired me most. At the age of seven, I learned that Paul (who was eight at that time) had something that I wouldn’t develop for years. I didn’t know what it was back then, but I knew that I wanted to have it.
I’ve heard it said that, “The person you are is not determined by how many people you love ... but by how many people love you.” Whether or not anyone might debate that is neither here nor there. Paul loved many ... and so very many loved Paul.
Countless stories and experiences have come my way since Paul died. ... Stories from friends, relatives and acquaintances. ...Stories of Paul, at all points in his life, giving of himself to help another. Some of these I knew. Many just reinforced what I already knew. Paul was special.
Although later in life, Paul developed a number of illnesses, it is the wonderful gifts that God bestowed upon him that people remember.
Paul was brilliant. He was put on independent study in Junior High School because the teachers didn’t know what else to teach him. He received the science award at his graduation in a class of four hundred.
Paul was able to hear a song on the radio and sit down and play it by ear on the piano. He taught himself how to play the guitar as well.
Paul had an amazing artistic sense. His paintings and drawings were something beyond good.
Through his adult years and different illnesses, I was blessed to know Paul in a different way. As he acted less on his God given talents ... he maintained an outward expression of care and concern for others. He would meet someone of a different background and he would learn what he could of their language. He would talk to others of a different religion and he would ask them questions about their beliefs. I never saw or heard him judge anyone.
Paul was named after the apostle in the Bible. One of the last times I spoke with Paul on the phone he was saying, “Praise God!” All things considered, it seems appropriate that we close with some words from the apostle Paul. ... Words that reflect how Paul lived his life.
“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous. It does not brag, does not get puffed up, does not behave indecently, does not look for its own interests, does not become provoked. It does not keep account of the injury. It does not rejoice over unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.”
1 Corintihians 13:4-8
Relatives and friends were invited to his visitation on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 from 2:30 P.M. and memorial service at 3:00 P.M. at Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046.
Craig Holt-Graduation 1973
Craig Holt - 1955 - 2004
Craig Holt graduated from Upper Dublin with us in 1973 and attended Penn State University. Graduating with a major in land management, he moved out west to seek employment. Eventually he settled in Roseburg, Oregon. He worked for the US Dept of Land Management in the capacity of managing log contracts in the Oregon area. Also, he was an active forestry fire fighter, and even worked in Alaska fighting fires. A real outdoorsman, he loved to ski, bike, and hike throughout the Oregon wilderness. Divorced with a daughter, he would come back “east” each year to see his family and close friends. Unexpectantly and without prior medical issues, just prior to his 50th birthday in 2004, he died of a sudden brain aneurysm.
Sherri L. (Leopold) Cunningham passed away peacefully at home on December 12, 2022, at the age of 67. Sherri was a proud graduate of Penn State University, where she met her loving, devoted husband, Doug. They got married in 1977 and moved to Plymouth Meeting, PA, where they bought their first house. She started her career in the School District of Philadelphia, and after teaching in other schools also, she ended her career with many years under her belt at Center School in Abington. Her retirement was filled by spending countless hours laughing with her grandkids, playing Mah-jongg, spending time with family and friends at Sunny Willow and the beach, and going out to eat with friends. Sherri was the beloved wife of Doug, the eldest daughter of Judy and the late Paul Leopold, caring mother of Stacy (Joe) and Nikki (Michael), most amazing Mimi to Michael, Mason, Olivia, and Logan, sister to Randi (John), Ronnie (Rachel), and Wendy (Ben), and aunt to many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Sherri’s life on Saturday, December 17, 2022, at Kirk and Nice Funeral Home, 80 Stenton Avenue, Plymouth Meeting. Visitation will begin at 10:00am, followed by her funeral service at 11:00am. Sherri’s interment will be private to the immediate family. Contributions in her memory may be made to Center School, 2450 Hamilton Ave, Abington, PA 19001.
Nina Light Syner
Nina Marie Syner March 12, 1955 - March 8, 2013 Nina Marie Syner (Peanut), 57 of Leander, Texas passed away on March 8, 2013. Nina was a resident of Odessa for 23 years. A memorial service will be held at Saint Andrew's Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1415 N Grandview Ave. Odessa, TX 79761 on March 23 at 11:00am. Additional information about the service can be found at www.beckchapels.com. Nina was born in Abington, Pennsylvania on March 12, 1955. She graduated from Upper Dublin High School in 1973, received a Diploma in Practical Nursing in 1981, and continued on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of New Mexico in 1987. Nina was married to Robert M. Syner on February 14, 1988; they were married 25 years. Nina is survived by her husband Robert Syner, her daughter Hillary Syner, her sisters Joan Light and Donna Gonzalez, her brother David Light, and many other family and friends who will always treasure her memory. Nina is preceded in death by her Father Miles Light, and her Mother Eleanor Light. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to Family Promise c/o St. Andrews Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1415 N. Grandview Ave., Odessa, Texas 79761. Nina fought hard to recover from the devastating effects of a hemorrhagic stroke which she suffered on November 19, 2011. The stroke took from her the use of her right arm and right leg, and left her with extensive neurological damage. In her life, Nina was a voracious reader and avid letter writer who loved animals and enjoyed nature. Her stroke took from her the ability to enjoy the things she loved, but with her passing all things have been restored and made new. She is home now, and her joy will never end. Arrangements entrusted to Beck Funeral Home, 1700 E. Whitestone, Cedar Park, Texas 78613, (512) 259-1610.
Raised in Fort Washington, PA, Todd was the son of the late Frank "Lab" and Marie "Mitzi" (Mendenhall) McCormick.
Todd was a 1973 graduate of Upper Dublin High School. He became a master plumber and joined his father Frank in the family's plumbing and heating business.
Todd was a talented drummer and played with the bands: Black Knights Blues & Boogie Band, Neighborhood Dogs, Concrete Sneakers, Dead Supermodels, Analog Dinosaurs and most recently "Tru Blu". He was an animal lover and had many cats over the years. He had recently adopted two kittens (Cali and Marty).
Todd was the loving father of Shawn McCormick and his wife Julie of Eagleville; and Shannon Blanchette and her husband Colin of North Wales. He was the proud grandfather of Abigail McCormick.
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, June 9, 2019 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at the Anton B. Urban Funeral Home, 1111 S. Bethlehem Pike, Ambler, PA 19002. Todd's memorial service will begin at 2:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Todd's memory to Best Friends Animal Society www.bestfriends.org would be appreciated by the family.
Stephen R. McGregor, husband, father, grandfather, brother of East High Street, Coaldale, passed away on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 at St. Luke's Hospital - Allentown Campus, at the age of 63.
Born Friday, Sept 10, 1954, in Coaldale, a son of the late Robert L., and Irene L. (Storey) McGregor.
Survived by his wife of 35 years, Shelley M. (Donaldson) McGregor; daughter, Marisa M. Kunkel, wife of Brent, of Tamaqua; sons, Nicholas J. Donaldson, and his wife Rachel, of Pulaski, VA, Anthony R. Stromberg of Cottage Grove, MN, Ian P. McGregor of Coaldale, and Colin S. McGregor of Tamaqua; brothers, Terrence McGregor of North Wales, Michael McGregor of Ringtown, and Robert McGregor, to whom he served as guardian; grandchildren, Nicholas Jr., Wayne, Lacy, Levi, Kiely and Faith.
He was predeceased by his sister, Susan Moore on Oct. 24, 2017.
A graduate of Upper Dublin High School, Stephen served honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War as a veterinary tech.
Stephen worked at Fimbel Door Corporation as a sheet metal technician until being laid off at the age of 52. After his layoff, Stephen enrolled at Schuylkill County Vocational School earning his L.P.N., and began working at the Wernersville State Hospital.
Stephen enjoyed drumming, gardening, and his dogs, Eddie, Alvin and Ronon.
Stephen and his wife Shelley served as Sextons at Zion Stone Church in West Penn Township for many years.
Service: A Remembrance Service will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24, in the E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 655 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, with the Rev. Jeremy Benack to officiate. Friends may call on the morning of services from 9:30 until time of remembrance. Interment with military honors will be at Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Annville.
Memorials in his name to: Disabled American Veterans, 171 Jersey St., 2nd Bldg 5 Floor, Trenton, NJ 08611. Online condolences www.
Published by Times News on Feb. 21, 2018.
Timothy Michael McInerney passed away February 10th after a sudden illness. He had just celebrated his 64th birthday a few weeks prior on December 26th. Tim embraced life. He was an incredibility positive, fun and optimistic person. He was married to his best friend Janine (Andrejczak) for 35 years. Ten years into their marriage their lives were blessed and enriched by having three children in three years, Michael and Janine (twins), and Catherine McInerney. Family life was fun and at times an exhausting riot. Tim is also survived by his sister Peggy Whalen and brother-in-law Joe, and their daughters, Melissa (Pettit) and her husband Dan, Megan and Katie. Also, his sister-in-law Nancy (Andrejczak), brother-in-law and golf partner Craig Morrow and their children Jacqueline and Ryan; brother-in-law John Andrejczak. His parents, Dennis and Jane, and brother Dennis as well as Janine’s parents Tekla and Michal, who he helped care for, preceded his death.
With an infectious smile, kind and loving personality, and ability to tell great funny stories, Tim enjoyed a life enriched with many friends and professional success. He loved cooking, his early career was in the restaurant business where he worked as a chef and later as a restaurant and club manager, even John Travolta’s body guard for a night. After a short period, Tim sought greater opportunities and was accepted into the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. He attended while working full time and graduated cum laude in 1989. Tim went into investment management. With his optimism and ability to explain complex ideas simply, he had great success as top sales manager and mentor for a number of years. After a few decades, having built a great personal portfolio and growing weary of the corporate world, he left to open his own investment firm, Calvin Investment Group.
Tim loved great food, cooking for family and friends, golfing and great conversation. Family and friends all have several favorite ‘Timmy’ stories. He enjoyed dinner parties and the years his children were on the swim team at Maple Manor Swim Club, which offered a wonderful social life. He looked forward to family vacations which often included extended family and friends. In addition to his dedication to his family, he was involved with several community groups: Alcoholics Anonymous, Mattie Dixon Community Cupboard and Upper Dublin Lutheran Church, where he cooked for Chosen 300. Tim was his wife’s greatest supporter. His legacy and overwhelming joy and pride are the wonderful and kind young adults his children have become.
GORDON PINCKNEY OBITUARY
Gordon Murray Pinckney, age 68, a beloved husband, brother, and friend, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2023.
Gordon is survived by Patricia (Bertron) Pinckney, devoted wife for nearly 40 years. Also survived by brother Michael F. Pinckney; nephews Devin M. and Collin R. (and wife Lisa) Pinckney; sister Anne Hensel; Joanne (Bertron) Mooney and husband James; and close friends Drew B, Ed D, Marcus J, Tim N, and Steve S.
Gordon lived mostly in Pennsylvania. He graduated from Upper Dublin High School (Maple Glen, PA), and served in the US Army (Fort Hood, IX). After he completed military service, he returned to PA, where he met and eloped with Patricia (aka "Bert.") Gordon and Bert remained in PA for several years, then moved to New Jersey before settling in Avon, NC to enjoy the warm weather and ocean breezes.
Gordon loved fishing, chopping firewood, and other outdoor activities. He was gregarious, loved people, and generously shared his sense of humor and infectious laugh.
Dear friends Beth and Harold Y. provided Gordon with loving care and companionship during his illness.
Gordon was preceded in death by parents LTC Murray S. and Anne J. (Maroze) Pinckney, sister-in-law Dyan (Conte) Pinckney, along with fur-babies Buddy, Peanut, and Popeye. Gordon will reconnect with friends Michael R. and Walter C. in heaven.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Gordon's memory to the Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men, an ecumenical group of men and women volunteers with the sole purpose of providing compassionate assistance to those in need on Hatteras Island. Donations can be mailed to: Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men, PO Box 1591, Buxton, NC 27920, or made at https: / /www.hatterasmethodistmen.org.
Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service is honored to assist the Pinckney family.
July 15, 1954-January 2019
Jonathan B. Raphaelson
January 13, 2015
WORCESTER - Jonathan Raphaelson, 60, of Worcester, passed away peacefully in his sleep early the morning of Tuesday, January 13, 2015. Born in Worcester, he was the son of the late Arnold and Ruth (Caman) Raphaelson. He leaves behind his wife of 29 years, Tracy (Gaumond) Raphaelson, and three children, Becca Raphaelson, Vanessa Gaumond of Worcester, and Jake Raphaelson of Santa Monica, CA; his two brothers, Marc Raphaelson and his wife, Amanda of Upperville, VA, Josh Raphaelson and his wife, Kelly of Santa Monica; and his sister, Yuka McGreen and her husband,
PJ of Cornwall, New York; his aunts, Fern Caman of Upperville, VA and Charlotte Raphaelson of Delray Beach, FL; his in-laws, Penny Gaumond, John Gaumond and Judy Ferrara of Worcester; and his best friend John Simpson of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jon was a talented musician, writer, and sound engineer. He grew up in Bangor, ME and Dresher, PA before returning to Worcester to attend college. He received a bachelors degree from Clark University and an MBA from Lesley University. Jon worked for over 15 years as the house sound director at Foothills Theatre in Worcester before moving on to the computer industry. He owned and operated the Sound Thinking Associates Recording Studio and toured with many bands. Before running his own consulting business, Jon was a course designer and instructor for Digital Equipment Corporation, Compaq and HP. His peers revered him as an intelligent and hard working man with a quick wit who always gave more than expected with any project. He traveled the world extensively for business and enjoyed collecting handmade artifacts by local artisans in each country he visited. His collection is now in a local museum. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, January 15th at the Temple Emanuel Sinai, 280 May Street, Worcester under the direction of RICHARD PERLMAN OF MILES FUNERALHOME OF HOLDEN. Burial will be in BNai Brith Cemetery in Worcester.
Memorial Observance will be announced at the time of the funeral.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New England Aquarium
in Boston at http://www.neaq.org.
Susan Y. Gero
Susan Y. Gero, of Lower Gwynedd passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. She was 57.
Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Edward Shigeoka, M.D. and Dorothy (Arista) Shigeoka. She was the wife of the late Fredrick J. Gero.
Susan was the sister of John Shigeoka, M.D. of Utah and Roberta Vogel of Hawaii and is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend graveside services at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 in St. John Neumann Cemetery, Chalfont.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Make-A-Wish Foundation, One Valley Square, Suite 133, Blue Bell, PA 19422 would be appreciated. Louis Swift Plunkett Funeral Home, Hatboro
Frances E. Stahlecker, of Newtown, PA, formerly of Easton, Chalfont, and Dresher, PA, died in Newtown, PA on September 9, 2022, at the age of 66.
Predeceased by her parents, Charles E. and Mary E. (nee McDermott) Stahlecker and her sister Elizabeth A. Stahlecker.
Loving and beloved sister, Fran is survived by her brother Charles (Pat) Stahlecker and sisters, Kaye Stahlecker and Mary (Greg) Gambino; and her nephews Dan (Jackie) Stahlecker, Peter Gambino and Matthew Gambino; and nieces Emma (Mike) Bernard and Elizabeth Gambino. She is also survived by her great-nephew, Christian Stahlecker.
Fran worked for many years as a receptionist at Reed Technology, Horsham, PA and as a proof-reader at International Computer Corporation, Fort Washington, PA. Fran received a BA in Spanish from LaSalle University.
Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation Friday, September 16, 2022 at 10:00 a.m., St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 345 Elmwood Lane, Riegelsville, PA 18077, followed by her Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 3301 Cheltenham Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19150
Richard H. Taylor (1955-2018)
Bob Thomas - 1971
Beth Alice Townley
3/11/1955-7/23/2011 Beth was a resident of Largo, Florida.
David R. Twaddle, Sr. - 1955 - 2010
We are sorry to hear of the death of our classmate, David Twaddle.
DAVID R. TWADDLE Sr.
TWADDLE, DAVID R. SR., died suddenly on Dec. 30, 2009 of East Norriton. Beloved husband of Perrine M. (nee Mannocchi) Twaddle. Dear father of Jaclyn R., David R. Jr., and Eric W. Also survived by his mother AnnaMae (Massing) Twaddle, his brothers William and Frederick Twaddle and his sisters Nancy Yates, Wilma Organist and AnnaMae Kerrigan and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends invited to his viewing Thursday 9 to 11 A.M. followed by Prayer Service 11 A.M. at the RAFFEO-DICECCO MEMORIAL HOME, 707 West Germantown Pike (at White Hall Road), East Norriton. Int. Westminster Cem. In lieu of flowers donations in David's memory may be made to Arthritis Foundation , 111 So. Independence Mall East, Ste. 500, Phila., PA 19106.
Published in Philadelphia Inquirer & Philadelphia Daily News on January 5, 2010 , Go to the "Guest Book" on the Phila. Inquirer website to write a note to the family to express your condolences.