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Elizabeth Bender

Apr 17, 1944 - Nov 22, 2023

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Media, PA

Elizabeth Bender age 79 years. On November 22, 2023 at Devon Senior Living. Mother of Michelle Mayer of Media, PA and Theresa Mayer of Landenberg, PA A complete obituary will be posted upon completion of arrangements Rigby Harting & Hagan Funeral Home 15 E. Fourth St. Media, PA 19063 www. haganfuneralhome. com To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of , please .

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Donald Joseph Barrett

Oct 28, 1954 - Mar 01, 2024

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Media, PA

Donald Joseph Barrett, age 69, passed away on March 1, 2024 at Riddle Memorial Hospital in Media, PA. Don lived in Lincoln University, Chester County and was formerly of Southwest Philadelphia, Beloved husband of Marie Barrett (nee Manson). Devoted and loving father of Matthew Barrett (Lily), Sara Umeroglu (James) and Emily Barrett (Rebecca Neikam), and the late Joseph Barrett who passed away in 2020. Also survived by his five grandchildren: Billy, Rain, Luke, Violet, Jessica, his sister Patricia Rudnick and daughter-in-law Jean Barrett. He is predeceased by another sister Annamarie Muglie. Don was raised in St. Clement Parish in Southwest Philadelphia and attended the St. Clement/St. Irenaeus parish school. He is a 1972 graduate of West Catholic Boys High School. He also attended Hahnemann University Hospital to prepare him as a respiratory therapist at Lankenau Hospital and a Cardiovascular Perfusionist at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. Don loved to fish, ticker with automobiles, watch car shows on TV, do yard work on his property, and spend time with his two dogs, Oliver and Sweet Pea. Don was also very handy around the house and currently was in the middle of a large job replacing his floors in the living room, dining room and foyer. He will be greatly missed. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing Friday March 8th from 9:45 am to 10:45 am at St. Barnabas Church, 6300 Buist Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19142. Funeral Mass 11 am. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Yeadon, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the would be appreciated. To to the family or in memory of Donald Joseph Barrett, please

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Carole Smith Lewis

Died : Mar 01, 2024

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Media, PA

Carole Smith Lewis, age 79, died on Friday, March 1, 2024. Carole was born and raised in Delaware County, PA. She graduated from Notre Dame High School, Class of 1962. She furthered her education with a bachelor's degree from St. Joseph University and a master's degree from Widener University. Carole was a dedicated teacher for 20 years at Avon Grove High School. She was the creator of the school spirit mascot. Carole was active in sports, playing and coaching basketball and volleyball. She was instrumental in introducing girls’ sports at St. Joseph Elementary School in Aston, PA. Carole was a parishioner of the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, and was active in the FOST group and rosary prayer group. She was a member of the Rocky Run knitting club. Carole enjoyed spending her summers at the New Jersey and Delaware Beaches with her grandchildren and extended family members. Daughter of the late James H. and Marie G. (Zimath) Smith, Sr., Sister of the late James Smith and Michael Smith. Carole was married to Samuel Lewis for 56 years and was the proud mother of Jacqui (Tim) Lewis Morris and Craig Lewis. Loving Grandmother to Gavin, Zack and Ella Visitation: Thursday, March 7th from 10:00-11:15AM at the Church of Our Lady of Charity, 231 Upland Rd., Brookhaven, PA 19015. Funeral Mass: Thursday, March 7th at 11:30AM at the Church of Our Lady of Charity. Interment: St. Thomas the Apostle Churchyard. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Tunnels to Tower Foundation, and/or All 4 Paws Rescue,

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Doris A. (Casey) Nacrelli

Died : Feb 25, 2024

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Media, PA

Doris A. (Casey) Nacrelli, age 95, of Media, PA, formerly of Chester, PA, died at home on Sunday, February 25, 2024. A completed obituary is being composed and will be posted shortly. Visitation: Monday, March 4 after 10:30AM at the Minshall Shropshire-Bleyler Funeral Home, Middletown (Rte. #325) & Knowlton Rds., Media, PA 19063. Funeral Service: Monday, March 4 at 11:30AM at the funeral home. Interment: Private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Providence Animal Center, 555 Sandy Bank Rd., Media, PA 19063.

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Jean A. Murphy

Died : Feb 20, 2024

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Media, PA

Jean A. (Nee Williams) Murphy, ”Nean” age 96, of Media, PA, formerly of Chester, PA, died at home on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. Jean was a graduate of Chester High School, class of 1945. She was employed with Scott Paper Company until retiring. Nean was devoted to taking care of her family. She enjoyed her trips to Hawaii. Daughter of the late Richard and Jean Cullis Williams; Wife of the late James Murphy; Sister-in-Law to the late Jack Martin and Dale Smith. Survivors: Sisters: Joan Martin and Nancy Smith Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins Visitation: Saturday, February 24 after 10:00AM at the Minshall Shropshire-Bleyler Funeral Home, Middletown (Rte. #352) & Knowlton Rds. Middletown Twp., Media, PA 19063. Funeral Service: Saturday, February 24 at 11:00AM at the funeral home. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Charity of the donor’s choice.

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Linda Filippone

Dec 07, 1953 - Feb 18, 2024

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Media, PA

Linda Filippone passed away peacefully at home on February 18, 2024, surrounded by her family. She was born December 7, 1953 in Philadelphia, PA to the late John and Josephine Browne. Linda grew up in Rose Tree and spent over 30 years helping the people of Delaware County through her work in the district offices of various State Representatives. She also worked alongside her beloved husband Al for 25 years, in their self-owned wedding photography business, capturing the memories of countless brides and grooms on their special day. She will be remembered as a most special friend, who shared her unwavering love and kindness with all whose lives she touched.Linda is survived by her husband Al, daughter Annamarie, and sister Joan.Relatives and friends are invited to a Visitation on Saturday, February 24th, 10:00 AM at St. Mary Magdalen Church 2400 N Providence Rd, Media, PA 19063. Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM. Interment immediately following at Media Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Linda’s memory to the American Cancer Society.___Arrangements: Rigby Harting & Hagan Funeral Homewww.haganfuneralhome.com

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Peter Roe

Died : Feb 17, 2024

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Media, PA

Peter “Pete” Roe, devoted family man, was called to Heaven February 17 at the age of 93. Married to the absolute love of his life, Betty (nee Elizabeth Lynch) for 71 years full of joy, laughter, and tom-foolery. Aside from Pete’s loving wife Betty, he is survived by his 5 grateful children: Elise (John) Sutton, Peter (Julianne) Roe, Renee (John) Welde, Patrice (Tony) Scalpato, and Michelle (Bill) Fleming. Affectionately called “The Legend,” he is the proud “Pop Pop” of 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. We celebrate Pete – a man of faith, hope, and love! From MBS parish in West Philadelphia to Sacred Heart in Havertown, and on the way to Cape May, Pete lived a life full of honor, laughter, and service. From horseshoes on the beach, to Budweisers on the balcony, he made the West Catholic Class of 1948 proud! A Korean war veteran, Pete was an active member of the Catholic War Veterans Post 731. He was a member of the greatest generation – a man with a tremendous work ethic who always gave more than he took. Pete will be sorely missed by all the lives he touched with his engaging spirit.Relatives and friends are invited to services on Friday, February 23, 2024. Viewing will be held from 9:30-10:30 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart Church, 105 Wilson Avenue, Havertown, PA 19083. Flowers or donations can be sent directly to Sacred Heart Church.____Arrangements: Rigby Harting & Hagan Funeral Homewww.haganfuneralhome.com

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Paul J. Lehmann

Died : Feb 16, 2024

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Media, PA

Paul J. Lehmann, 62, of Media, PA, died peacefully on February 16, 2024. After a nearly two-year battle with lymphoma, Paul passed in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family. Paul was born and raised in Philadelphia and was youngest child of Edward and Eileen Lehmann. Paul was a proud graduate of Father Judge High School and earned his bachelor’s degree from the Pennsylvania State University. Paul had a lengthy and respected career serving his community, initially at the Delaware County Planning Commission before moving on to become Eastern Regional Director for the Federal Office of Housing and Urban Development.Paul is survived by his loving spouse, Mia (M?kel?) and daughters, Hannah and Emma. Paul is also survived by his siblings, Monica Norman (Mark), of Pipersville, Pa; Mary Catherine McTaggart, of Wilmington, De; Edward Lehmann (Justine), of Philadelphia, Pa; and Rosemarie Gavaghan (Tom) of Langhorne, Pa; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 30 East Franklin Street, Media, PA, 19063. There will be a visitation in the church from 9:30-10:45 AM followed by Mass at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Paul’s name can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (www.lls.org) or c/o PO Box 22324, New York, NY 10087. ____Arrangements: Rigby Harting & Hagan Funeral Homewww.haganfuneralhome.com

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Linda M. Ulmer

Died : Feb 15, 2024

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Media, PA

Linda M. Ulmer, “LaLa” died on Thursday, February 15, 2024. Linda was a graduate of Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School. She received her bachelor’s degree at Gwynedd Mercy University and went on for her Master’s Degree in Psychology and her second Master’s Degree in Education and Special Education. Linda was employed with Elwyn Institute, where she was the School Psychologist and a Registered Play Therapist for more than 30 years, until retiring. Linda had great enjoyment in ceramics and attending the Wallingford Art Center. She cherished and loved her cats. Daughter of the late Walter E. and Rosanne C. (DiFazio) Ulmer; Sister to the late Michael Ulmer. Survivors: Brother: Thomas (Liz) Ulmer Sisters: Rosemary (Ken) Phillips and Theresa (Jim) Helmig Sister-in-Law: Patricia Ulmer Also survived by nieces and nephews Visitation: Friday, February 23 after 10:00AM at the Church of St. John Chrysostom, 617 S. Providence Rd. Wallingford, PA 19086. Funeral Mass: Friday, February 23 at 10:30AM at the Church of St. John Chrysostom. Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Forgotten Cats at

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Dorothy McCleary

Jun 21, 1924 - Feb 08, 2024

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Media, PA

Dorothy (Grech) McCleary, 99 years 8 months, of Brookhaven PA, passed away on February 8, 2024 at Truewood Assisted Living, Media, PA. Born on June 21, 1924 in Johnstown, first child of Andrew and Veronica "Minnie" (Carroll) Grech. Preceded in death by her parents, husband Harry McCleary (2008), brothers Francis Grech (wife Saundra), Andrew Grech (wife Sandra), James Grech (wife Doris), sisters Mary Lou Blythe, (husband Ben), Betty Campbell (husband Paul), Delores Grech, sister-in-law Nellie Grech, brother-in-law George Pekich. Survived by son F. Donald McCleary and daughter Carol McCleary Grabe, wife of Chuck, granddaughter Jenna (Seery) Roberts, wife of Kevin, great-granddaughter Charlotte "Charlie" Roberts, great grandson Harry Roberts, brothers William Grech, and Robert Grech (Judy), twin sisters Eleanor Pekich and Evelyn Orlosky, sister Ruth Forish (Joseph). Also survived by many nieces and nephews from near and afar. Her children, granddaughter, and great grandchildren were the love of her life. Her pride and joy for each of them was a constant reminder of the strong, supportive, loving woman she was. Dorothy loved shopping, visiting her family in Johnstown, visiting her daughter, Carol, at the beach, especially when her "Little Grands" would come with her granddaughter Jenna and her husband Kevin. Dorothy adored the feline affection from her cat and several grandcats and loved fussing over them. She is finally at peace and reconnecting with all who adored her. . In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Compassus Hospice, Suite 2000, 2 Campus Blvd. Newtown Square, PA 19073. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd. Johnstown PA 15905. Condolences and other information can be found at . To to the family or in memory of Dorothy (Grech) McCleary, please

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Rita Carmela Bove

Died : Feb 08, 2024

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Media, PA

Rita Carmela Bove, age 94, a longtime resident of Media, PA died peacefully at Chestnut Ridge Assisted Living on February 8, 2024. A devoted wife and mother, Rita will be remembered as a beautiful, caring family member and person.Born and raised in Philadelphia, Rita was the daughter of the late Anthony and Yolanda (née D’Alessio) Coia. She spent 40 years married to the love of her life, the late Robert Paul Bove, and the two were blessed with two wonderful children. Rita obtained her BA in Education from nearby St. Joseph’s University and worked for several years as an elementary school teacher with St. Mary Magdalen School in Media.A skilled artist and illustrator, Rita had a great appreciation for art and art museums. She was very fond of the theater and orchestra. She loved a night at the movies or a quick bite out. She spent peaceful moments at her local park and her love for all animals, birds, and wildlife - especially her pet cat “Fred”- was a gift. Above all, Rita was thoughtful and kind, and her family and friends were truly blessed to her have her for so many years. “Forever Loved, Forever in our Hearts”Rita is survived by her children Robert Anthony Bove of Beltsville, MD and Linda Marie Robinson (Nicholas) of Blewbury, England. Rita’s family would like to call special attention to her niece, Ms. Nancy Holland, a frequent and compassionate visitor in her last year, along with other family and friends.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Providence Animal Center, 555 Sandy Bank Road, Media, PA 19063.Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30am, Thursday February 22nd at Nativity BVM Church 30 E. Franklin St Media, PA. Friends may call at the church from 9:30 to 10:30 am. __Arrangements: Rigby Harting & Hagan Funeral Homewww.haganfuneralhome.com

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