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Mary Bringhurst

Service Date: 8/2/2014 Memorial Service

Bringhurst, Mary, 91, died on July 27, 2014 at Cathedral Village where she has lived since 1991. She was born on Nov. 11, 1922 to the late John R. Bringhurst, Jr. and the late Catharine Foster King Bringhurst in West Chester, PA. She was raised by her maternal grandparents, the late Reginald Heber King and the late Mary Catharine Alston Gardner Derickson King. She worked for Bell Telephone Company of PA as a telephone operator, but is better known as the receptionist of the law firm of Morgan, Lewis and Bockius from which she retired in 1984. In retirement she volunteered for many years at the front desk of the Ronald McDonald House.  She is predeceased by her brother John Richardson Bringhurst III and her sister-in-law Genevieve Johnson Bringhurst. She is survived by her niece Ellen Elizabeth Bringhurst Wilson (George), her nephew Andrew Bringhurst (Kimberly), and her great nieces and nephews: Erik Bringhurst Wilson; Gregory John Bringhurst (Elizabeth); and Amanda Catherine Bringhurst (Drew). Memorial Services will be held at 3:30 PM, Saturday, August 2, 2014 in the Parish Hall of St. Mary’s Church, 630 East Cathedral Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128. In lieu of flowers please make contributions in her name to: Cathedral Village Employee Fund, 600 East Cathedral Road, Phila., PA 19128, or, The Hospice and Home Care Foundation, Attn; Jill Broscious, 240 Radnor Chester Road, Suite 100, Radnor, PA 19087.  Arr. by BRINGHURST FUNERAL HOME AT WEST LAUREL HILL CEMETERY.

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Marie Louise Heim

Service Date: 7/28/2014

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Cecelia Elsie Davis

Service Date: 7/24/2014

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Marcia Fleet

Service Date: 7/20/2014

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Catherine R. Frame

Service Date: 7/19/2014 Funeral Ceremony

Catherine Ruth (Thomson) Frame, 80, passed away on July 16, 2014 at Taylor Hospice.

Catherine was born in Sharon Hill, PA on February 14, 1934 to Harold and Catherine (Cornatzer) Thomson. She grew up in South Jersey and graduated from Bridgeton High School, NJ in 1954.  In 1955, she married William R Frame, Sr. She was a resident of Brookhaven, PA for 55 years.

Catherine was active in establishing the first library in Christian Academy when it resided behind Faith Baptist Church in Brookhaven.  She attended Grace Bible Fellowship Church, Wallingford, PA, where she was active in Sunday school and summer vacation bible schools. 

She worked part-time at McDonalds (Brookhaven), and a Hallmark card store (Media). Following this, she worked 10 years at Riddle Memorial Hospital as an Operating Room Aide. After retiring, she continued volunteering in the Riddle Thrift Shop.

She and her husband enjoyed summers camping at the Jersey Shore. She loved people and was known as a caregiver.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, William R. Frame, Sr; her daughter, Dawn (Frame) Schwerin (Keith) of Brookhaven, PA; her son, William R. Frame, Jr (Lynne) of West Chester, PA; her daughter, Diane Frame of Cornelius, NC; her sisters Carol (Thomson) Hunt of Bridgeton, NJ; Edna (Babe) (Thomson) McDermott of Shiloh, NJ; her brother Donald Thomson of Lehighton, PA; her grandchildren, Keith Schwerin Jr., Bradley Frame, Kraig Schwerin, Ashley Frame, Brandon Frame and Weston Frame. She was predeceased by her brothers Richard Thomson and Harold Thomson Jr; her sister, Patricia (Thomson) Stimpson and a granddaughter, Dawn Michelle Schwerin.

Visitation will begin at 9:30 AM with Funeral Services beginning at 10:00 AM at BRINGHURST FUNERAL HOME at WEST LAUREL HILL CEMETERY, 225 Belmont Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004, burial to immediately follow.

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Paula B. Brogan

Service Date: 7/19/2014

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Ann Schultz

Service Date: 7/19/2014

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Jack S. Lautsbaugh

Service Date: 7/17/2014

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