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, …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
There will be a viewing and funeral Mass on Friday for Merinda Thompson.
Funeral services have been scheduled for Royersford resident Merinda Thompson, who passed away earlier this week after being struck by a car on Lewis Road. Arrangements are being handled by Baldi Funeral Home in Philadelphia, with visitation from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Friday, March 8. A funeral Mass will be held at Annunciation B.V.M. Catholic Church at 10th and Dickinson Streets in Philadelphia at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 8, with interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. The family also held a visitation from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 7. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to a college fund for Merinda's children. Donations can be sent to Police and Fire Credit Union, c/o Children's College Fund, …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Ferenchak, an avid golfer and loyal Philly fan, was born in Norristown and formerly lived in Limerick.
Matthew J. Ferenchak, 69, of Butler, formerly of Limerick, died Monday morning, January 21, 2013, at Butler Memorial Hospital. Born Sept. 16, 1943, in Norristown, Montgomery County, he was the son of Edith Detterer Ferenchak, of Norristown and the late John Ferenchak. Matthew was a 1961 graduate of the Upper Merion High School. He served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. Matthew was a partner in LaFern Industrial, a machine tool consulting company, retiring in 2003. He was an avid golfer, as well as a loyal Phillies and Eagles fan. In addition to his mother, surviving are his wife, Barbara Lattanze Ferenchak, whom he married July 7, 1973; two sons, Matthew Ferenchak Jr. (Patty), of Gilbertsville, and Gary Ferenchak, of Pottstown; a …
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 …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Spring City High School graduate; OJR teacher; Dec. 17
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Frances D. (Downes) Peck, age 79, wife of the late James E. Peck, of East Coventry Township, PA, formerly of Parker Ford, PA died Monday evening, December 17, 2012 in the Manatawny Manor Nursing Home, East Coventry, PA. Born in East Falls Church, VA, she was a daughter of the late Ralph K. and Fannie Belle (Yost) Downes. She was a graduate of the Spring City High School. She received her teaching degree from the West Chester State Teachers College. Mrs. Peck taught kindergarten and first grade in the Owen J. Robert School District for many years. She was also a member of and in the choir at the Parker Ford Baptist Church. Mrs. Peck is survived by one daughter: Nancy L., wife of Wayne Bainbridge, of Parker Ford, PA; two sons: Jay A. …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Mrs. Yerger was a 1935 graduate of the former Warwick High School and also a 1938 graduate of the former Pottstown Hospital School of Nursing, retiring in 1964.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Edythe Bessie Yerger, age 95, wife of the late Robert L. Yerger, of Sellersville, PA, formerly of East Coventry, Chester County, passed away on December 14, 2012. Born in North Coventry Township, she was the daughter of the late Warren J. and Bessie Harris Houck. Mrs. Yerger was a 1935 graduate of the former Warwick High School and also a 1938 graduate of the former Pottstown Hospital School of Nursing, retiring in 1964. She was a member of the Parker Ford Church of the Brethren and the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center Alumni Association. She is survived by a son Robert, husband of Sharon Yerger of Pottstown, a daughter Diane, wife of James Clemmer of Telford, 10 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren. She …
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