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Robert F. Corrigan Upper Dublin Teacher Obituary: Robert F. Corrigan of Chalfont, PA died peacefully on Wednesday, January 4, 2012, at the Abramson Center in Horsham. He was 75. He was the beloved husband of Marian G. Corrigan for 42 years. Born in New Rochelle, NY, he was the son of the late William S. and Julia E. Obelitz Corrigan and brother of the late William S. Corrigan Jr. and Priscilla M. Sullivan. Mr. Corrigan was a resident of Chalfont since 1979. He graduated from Bloomsburg University, Class of 1959, where he received his bachelor degree in Education, English and Social Studies. While working a full time job, he continued his studies and received his master?s degree in Education from Trenton State College in 1976. Mr. Corrigan was a teacher at Upper Dublin High School for 36 years where he taught History, Economics, Government and English until his retirement in 1995. History was his true passion throughout his teaching career. For many years, he was a member of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees, the Pennsylvania State Education Association and also the National Education Association. In his leisure time, he always enjoyed travelling to different historical sites, was an avid reader, developed an appreciation for classical music, and was a big fan of both the History and cooking channels. He will be sadly missed as a devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother. In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by his two daughters, Erin J. Corrigan of Perkasie, PA, and Heather M. Farber and her husband, Edward, of West Chester, PA. He is also survived by his brother Richard D. Corrigan and his wife, Carolyn, of Dagsboro, DE, and his loving granddaughter, Anna Juliet Farber. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Monday, January 9, 2012, from 9:00 AM until his Funeral Service 10:30 AM at Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 241 East Butler Avenue (Route 202 at Sandy Ridge Road) New Britain, PA 18901. Interment will take place at Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Ambler, PA. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to College Settlement of Philadelphia, 600 Witmer Road, Horsham, PA 19044. Visitations: Viewing on Monday, January 9, 2012, from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM at Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 241 East Butler Avenue (Route 202 at Sandy Ridge Road) New Britain, PA 18901. Services: January 09 2012 - 10:30 am Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home 241 East Butler Avenue, New Britain, PA 18901 Cemetery: Whitemarsh Memorial Park 1169 Limekiln Pike, Ambler, PA 19002
Coach Andy Cunningham
Coach Andy Cunningham

Andrew Cunningham  High school coach, 80

From the 1950s into the 1990s, Mr. Cunningham coached football, basketball, and golf at Upper Dublin High School, where he was a physical education teacher, said his wife, Miriam.

Born in Glenside, Mr. Cunningham graduated from Abington High School in 1948 and earned a bachelor's degree in education at what is now West Chester University. After serving as an Army physical therapist at what is now the Armed Forces Recreation Center in Garmisch, Germany, Mr. Cunningham earned a master's degree in history at Temple University, his wife said.

In 2007, Mr. Cunningham received an award for 26 years as a track and field official for the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association.He was a member of the Liberty Bell Wanderers, a walking club in Warminster that is part of the American Volkssport Association.  He was a lay leader at Bethel Hill United Methodist Church in Worcester Township, Montgomery County.

Besides his wife of 47 years, Mr. Cunningham is survived by daughters Kristen Lieberman and Karen Abeyta, a brother, and four grandchildren.

A viewing is from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, at Bethel Hill United Methodist Church, on Skippack Pike at Bethel Road, Worcester, and from 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, before an 11 a.m. funeral there. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Read more: http://www.philly.com/inquirer/obituaries/20100908_Andrew_Cunningham___High_school_coach__80.html#ixzz0yzZXeQEK

Millard Bekmezian - Upper Dublin History Teacher

BEKMEZIAN
MILLARD, 87 of Upper Darby, On Jan. 10, 2007. Brother of Mary Bekmezian, beloved companion of /Rene Polsky and Uncle of Herbert and Jack Takakjian. Relatives and friends are invited to his Memorial Service Monday, Jan. 15, 2007 at 12 Noon at The Armenian Martyrs' Congregational Church, Edmonds Ave., Havertown, PA 19083. Interment private. Contributions in his memory to the above named church. Arrangements by TOPPITZER FUNERAL HOME, Drexel Hill PA
Published in the Philadelphia Inquirer & Philadelphia Daily News on 1/13/2007.


Dr. William Ritter
Dr. William Ritter

Dr. William Ritter - Upper Dublin Science Teacher

Dr. Ritter acted as principal after our graduation for a short while and then returned to teaching. Unfortunately, he passed away a few years later. He left a lasting impression on many of us.

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Lester Hoffmaster - Upper Dublin Science Teacher

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    PhillyBurbs.com

 
Francis J. Gilronan
(Sun, Dec/21/2008)
Francis J. Gilronan
Francis J. Gilronan died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008, at his home in Pine Run Community, Doylestown. He was 82.
He was a former resident of Schwenksville, Maple Glen, Fort Washington, and Philadelphia.
Born in West Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Thomas and Agnes Curran Gilronan. He attended Our Lady of Victory Elementary School, and graduated Saint Thomas More High School.
From 1944 to 1946, he served in the U.S. Army's 148th Field Artillery Battalion in the Pacific Theater.
After his military service, he attended West Chester State Teachers' College, where he received a bachelor of science degree in education and met his wife-to-be. He later received a master's degree in education from the University of Pennsylvania and completed post-graduate work at the University of Massachusetts and McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
Mr. Gilronan started his professional career as a teacher in 1951 at Upper Dublin School District in Fort Washington, where he taught English, geography and social studies in addition to coaching track, football and baseball and serving as a class advisor and yearbook moderator. He also served as administrator, athletic director, assistant principal and principal from 1967 to 1981. Mr. Gilronan retired in 1984, and touched the lives of thousands of students over decades of service to Upper Dublin High School.
A devoted churchgoer and communicant, most recently of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Doylestown, he was also a lifelong Philadelphia Phillies fan, witnessing baseball games at Baker Bowl, Shibe Park, Veterans Stadium, and Citizens Bank Park, and recently celebrating the 2008 World Series victory.
Francis was the beloved husband for 57 years of Ruth D. Gilronan and the devoted father of Patricia G. Dianora (Robert) of Wildwood, Mo., and Michael F. Gilronan (Maura Harrigan) of Acton, Mass. He was the loving grandfather of Rob, Kate, and Danny Dianora. He also is survived by his brother, James J. Gilronan of East Lansdowne; and many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday Dec. 23, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Doylestown, with a funeral Mass at 10 am. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, West Conshohocken.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances in his name to PARVEE, c/o Pine Run Community, 777 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA 18901 or Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 235 E. State St., Doylestown, PA 18901 would be appreciated by the family.
Urban Funeral Home,
Ambler
www.UrbanFuneralHome.com

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Benjamin Theodore Zartman Jr.
1943-2002
Death Notice
 
ZARTMAN BENJAMIN THEODORE JR., age 59, of Hegins, PA formerly of Hilltown, PA, on Sat., July 6, 2002; survived by wife Antoinette M. (nee Hager); his father Benjamin T. Zartman, Sr., sons Benjamin T. Zartman III of Sellersville, PA, Christopher B. Zartman of Hatfield and Bradley H. Zartman of Hilltown, Pa, daughter Haylee B. Zartman of Hegins, PA, step son Robert J. Bainbridge of Hegins, PA, stepdaughter Asya M. Bainbridge and sister Julia Gilje of Harrisonburg, VA; also 2 grandchildren. He was a graduate of Reading High School, received his Bachelor's degree from Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA, his master's degree from Indiana University, and attended graduate school at Beaver College. He was a member of PSEA. A Memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.
Published in Philadelphia Inquirer & Philadelphia Daily News on July 7, 2002