Sunday, May 19, 2013
Funeral services for Nolen will be held Monday.
Edward J. Nolen, of Cape May, N.J., died Wednesday, May 15 at St. Joseph Villa in Flourtown. He was 80. Born in Abington, he was the son of the late Raymond and Rose (Courtney) Nolen. Nolen worked as an accountant for over 40 years, employed by the University of Pennsylvania. He was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in Cape May and was a member of the Knights of Columbus Sante Maria Council #263 in Flourtown. Nolen is survived by his sisters, Rosemary Bradley of Lansdale and Carolyn McCarthy of Media; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Raymond. Relatives and friends are invited to call after 10 a.m. Monday, May 20 at St. Luke the Evangelist Church, Easton Road and Fairhill Avenue, Glenside. A …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
McNamee, of Maple Glen, died May 5.
Sunday, May 12
Raymond Wilson McNamee Jr., Ph.D., of Maple Glen, died Sunday, May 5. He was 78. Born in Charleston, W.Va., he was the son of Raymond Sr. and Edith (Irwin) McNamee. McNamee attended Northwestern University, served in the U.S. Navy and attended graduate school at the University of California at Berkley, getting his Ph.D. in chemistry. McNamee was a long-standing member of Abington Presbyterian Church, serving in many ways. See the entire obituary here on the Baron Rowland Funeral Home website. McNamee is survived by his wife Ann; his daughter Grace Bruen; his son Keith; his daughter Nancy Woehrle; his brother Philip; and several grandchildren. A funeral service was held Friday at Abington Presbyterian Church. Donations in McNamee’s name …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
McGhee, of Willow Grove, served on the Women’s Board of Abington Health Foundation.
Saturday, May 11
Valerie Lorraine McGhee died Friday, May 3 at Abington Memorial Hospital. She was 65. Born in Detroit, she was the daughter of Howard and Una Mae Jones. McGhee, of Willow Grove, attended Upper Moreland High School. McGhee became a member of the Women’s Board of Abington Health Foundation in 2000 and most recently served as an officer. She served on many Women’s Board Committees, often taking the lead in chairing events. In 2002, she was chairwoman of the June Fete Village Fair and Horse and Pony Show. McGhee is survived by her husband of 45 years, James H. McGhee; her son, Scott H. McGhee; her daughter, Heather L. Opferman; her mother, Una Mae Jones; her siblings, Diana Shemberger, Pamela Danneman, Gail Miller, Larry Jones, and Ginger …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Romeo was a member of St. Joseph Church in Warrington and a former member of St. David Parish in Willow Grove.
Wednesday, May 8
Michele M. “Mickey” (Dansby) Romeo, of Warrington, formerly of Huntingdon Valley, died Sunday, May 5 at home. She was 69. Born in Abington, she was a daughter of the late Hodge and Katherine (Kaufmann) Dansby. Romeo was an Abington High School graduate. She handled the bookkeeping for the family auto repair business. She is survived by her husband, Paul J. Romeo; three daughters, Michele L. Shaffer, Donnamarie R. Morelli and Katherine R. Cosgrove; a sister, Paula Long-Marcantonio; a brother, Christopher Dansby; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Dansby. A funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Church; interment will follow in St. John Neumann Cemetery. Arrangements are by Schneider …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Kramer, a nature lover, was a member of the Sierra Club and the World Wildlife Fund.
Tuesday, May 7
Berthold R. Kramer of Cherry Hill, N.J., formerly of Rockledge and Philadelphia, died Sunday, May 5 at Cooper Medical Center. He was 71. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Berthold C. Kramer and the late Clara E. Kramer (nee Detky). He is survived by three daughters, Nicholle Bertino, Claudette Colestock and Amanda Birney; a brother, Stephen; a sister, Andrea Fox; and his former wife, Diane Lentz. He was a 1960 graduate of Lower Moreland High School, a graduate of Millersville University and received his master’s degree from Temple University. He was a science teacher, wrestling coach and basketball coach for Neshaminy School District. Read the full obituary on the Wetzel and Son website here. A funeral service will be held…
Monday, May 6, 2013
Steel, of Glenside, was involved in Glenside Kiwanis Club as well as the Friendship-Williams Lodge No. 400 of the Masons.
Robert E. Steel, of Glenside, died Wednesday, May 1 in North Wales. He was 93. Born in Sharon Hill, he was the son of the late Clarence and Sarah Deacon Steel. He was married for 64 years to Dorothea Hobdell, who died in 2005. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Edythe Kahn and Mary Steel. Steel was a Captain in the U.S. Army, serving in England, France and Germany. He was also a member of the Weldon Fire Co., where he became Captain and was a life member. He was also a member of the Glenside Kiwanis Club. To read the whole obituary, click here. Steel is survived by his daughter, Thea Steel Schemm of North Wales; his son, Fred Steel of Fort Washington; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. A funeral service and …
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.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Christiansen was a Montgomery County Community College grad and worked in Abington.
Friday, April 5
Patricia J. Christiansen of Zionhill, died Sunday, March 31 at her residence. She was 56. Born in Abington, she was the daughter of Bertha Mae Jahn (neé Schiefer) and the late Walter R. Jahn. She is survived by her fiancé, Raymond D’Ambrosio; her children, Fletcher Christiansen and Chelsea Christiansen; her siblings, Richard Jahn and Nancy Devine; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Christiansen. Christiansen graduated from Hatboro Horsham High School in 1974 and from Montgomery County Community College in 1976 with a degree as a medical secretary. After school, Christiansen began her working career with Martin Frank, MD at his cardiology practice in Abington. Her career next took her to the Plastic …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Cake, born in Glenside, and formerly of Rydal, was an alumnus of Cheltenham High School and Franklin and Marshall College.
Wednesday, March 27
Benjamin F. Cake, of Blue Bell, formerly of Rydal, died March 24 at Normandy Farms Estates. He was 97. Born in Glenside, he was the son of the late Benjamin F. and Julia (Burns) Cake. Cake was a graduate of Cheltenham High School and attended Franklin and Marshall College. A lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, he earned his wings at Pensacola, Fla. and was a pilot during World War II. Cake served as vice president of the printing and lithograph division at Diamond International Corporation for over 30 years. During the years of raising his family, he was a member of Our Lady Help of Christians Church. Later, he was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church. See the whole obituary at the Ciavarelli Family Funeral Homes website here. Cake is …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Funeral for the former scout and baseball player to be held Saturday in Abington
Tuesday, February 12
Edith Grace Houghton, 100, of Sarasota, Fla., died Feb. 2, just eight days shy of her 101st birthday. Born in Philadelphia, Houghton was a 1930 graduate of the Philadelphia High School for Girls. Houghton was also a baseball prodigy and played professionally with the “Bobbies.” After World War II, the Philadelphia Phillies approached her to be a scout for the team. See the whole obituary on the Baron Rowland Funeral Home website here. According to a "Miami Herald" article, Houghton worked for the Phillies from 1946-52 and was one of MLB’s first women scouts. There are also several remembrances of Houghton in the Baseball Hall of Fame, according to the article. See the "Herald" article here. A funeral service will be held Saturday, Feb. …