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George A. Stolzer

Service Date: 6/7/2014 Memorial Service

Stolzer, George A., 88, of Roxborough, PA died Tuesday, March 11, 2014. George was a Philadelphia firefighter for over 35 years and considered a second dad to many. He was a WWII veteran, Boy Scout leader and known in his neighborhood as Santa Claus for more than 50 years, visiting nursing homes, scout troops and the Ronald MacDonald House. He had many talents and was an avid painter and even wrote a book called “Mud on My Shoes”. He is described by his children as wise, loving, non-judgmental and had a great sense of humor. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Doris, children; Craig, Paula, Debbie Hamilton (Dave), Donna Betoni, Steve Thacker (Patty) and nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren and a very large extended family. He is predeceased by his brother Frank.  A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 7, 2014, 11 a.m., at Bringhurst Funeral Home at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, 225 Belmont Ave., Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in George’s honor to: Aid For Friends, 12271 Townsend Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19154 www.aidforfriends.org OR SPCA, 350 E Erie Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19134 www.pspca.org   Arrangements by Turner Funeral Home at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.

There is a tribute page on Facebook (Friends of George A. Stolzer) for those that wish to leave comments, thoughts or post pictures.

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Anna O. Schueler

Service Date: 4/19/2014 Funeral Ceremony

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Zenaida G. Elliott

Service Date: 4/19/2014 Memorial Service

Elliott, Zenaida G., of Narberth, PA, died Saturday, April 12, 2014. She is survived by her husband Tom, her son Joshua (Stacey), and her daughter Rachel (Christopher Gaffney). A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 19th, 2014, 11:00 AM at Tenth Presbyterian Church, 1700 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

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Joyce E. Thomas

Service Date: 4/19/2014

ELECT LADY JOYCE ELAINE, age 73, of Beulah Tabernacle of Drexel Hill, gently passed away on April 12, 2014. The Service of Triumph will be held on Sat., April 19, 2014, 10 A.M. at the Deliverance Evangelistic Church, 2001 W. Lehigh Ave., Phila., PA 19132. Viewing 8-10 A.M. Int. West Laurel Hill Cem., Bala Cynwyd, PA CLARENCE JOHNSON JR. FH

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Renate Ruhman

Service Date: 4/17/2014

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Charles Scott

Service Date: 4/14/2014 Memorial Service

Scott, Charles “Charley” R. Scott, 99 of Haverford, PA passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at his home at the Quadrangle in Haverford.  Born in Philadelphia, he was the only son of the late Charles A. and Mary McCord Scott.  Charley served in the US Navy during WW II and had tours of duty in both the North Atlantic on a Destroyer Escort and in the Pacific serving on an LST. He was a 1936 graduate of Penn Wharton, where he captained the 1935 Soccer team, attaining All-American status.  He returned to the University of Pennsylvania in 1939 to become the Freshman Soccer Coach and became the Head Coach in 1943.  In 1941, Charley became one of the ten founding members of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, an Association that has grown to over 30,000 members.  He served as President in 1956 and received their Honor Award in 1966.  In 1993, he was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame.  In his 23 years of being head coach, he compiled a record of 141 wins, with 22 winning seasons.  His teams won or shared seven Ivy League titles.  He had the privilege of coaching 21 players who also became All-Americans.  Over his coaching years, he served as the Chairman of the NCAA Soccer Rules Committee and served on the US Olympic Soccer Committee for 18 years.  In 1948 and 1956 he helped train the US Olympic team and in 1953 he went to Germany for the US Armed Forces to do clinics and set up base intramural programs.

While at Penn, he earned his Master in Education (1942) and taught Physical Education.  He became the Asst. Athletic Director in 1953 and helped form Philadelphia Big 5 Basketball - and was inducted into the Big 5 Hall of Fame in 1981 and the Penn Athletic Hall of Fame in 1996.  He also was named Acting Athletic Director three times.  In 1981, Charley received the Alumni Award of Merit from the University.  After being “on campus” for almost 50 years, he retired in 1981.  After his retirement from Penn, Charley became an avid tennis player, playing well into his 90’s.

Charley loved the Lord Jesus and served as the Superintendent of Sunday School at Bala-Cynwyd Methodist for 25 years.  He was a faithful member there for over 60 years, before joining Proclamation Church a few years ago.

He was preceded in death by his wife Dora Linton Scott and his grandson Charles R Scott, III.  He is survived by his children Jeanne Condos and husband Dr. Dick Condos, Bonnie Gleeson and husband Chris, Charles R. “Bob" Scott and wife Marcy.  He also leaves behind ten grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, April 14, 2014 at Proclamation Presbyterian Church, 278 S. Bryn Mawr Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010  (610) 520-9500.  A reception will follow the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to either:

The ministry of Leonard Stewart - Account # 16832 Mission to the World PO Box 116284 Atlanta, GA. 303368-6284

Or the Charles Scott Endowment at Penn Soccer.

Checks should be made out to the "Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania" with "Charles Scott Endowment" on the memo line. They can be sent to:

Matthew Tucker
Penn Athletic Development Office
235 South 33rd Street
Philadelphia, Pa 19104

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Henry Edward Fagan

Service Date: 4/14/2014 Funeral Ceremony

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Alison Keown Rockwell

Service Date: 4/13/2014 Graveside Service

Rockwell, Alison (nee Keown), 66 of Radnor, PA died Sunday, April 6, 2014. Alison was a graduate of Radnor High School and Penn State University. She was a Realtor for over 30 years. She was the president of the school board for Stone Harbor Elementary, active in the Junior League and a volunteer for the American Cancer Society. She is predeceased by her parents and her nephew, David Millen Keown. She is survived by her daughters: Katharine Leraris (Michael Leraris), Kristin Millar (Alex Millar), Leslie and Whitney, and five grandchildren: Ava and Roman Leraris, and Read, Beau and Colby Millar. A graveside Service will be held at 10 am, Sunday, April 13, 2014 at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, 225 Belmont Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.

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Jill Davis

Service Date: 4/13/2014 Graveside Service

DAVIS, Jill Ann 56, of Villanova, PA died early in the morning of Thursday April 10, 2014 surrounded by her family at Lankenau Hospital. She was the daughter of Jane and Gilbert Wagenfeld. A very outgoing and generous person; she loved to take care of her family and their friends. She was a very accomplished SCUBA diver and loved all kinds of animals.  She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Mark Davis; their two sons, Gilbert and Phillip Davis; her brother Henry Wagenfeld and her sister Ellen Wagenfeld.  Graveside service will be at 12:00 noon Sunday, April 13, 2014 at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, 225 Belmont Ave., Bala Cynwyd, PA.  Contributions in Jill’s memory can be made to Cancer Research at the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, 100 E. Lancaster Ave., Wynnewood, PA  19006. Arrangements by Bringhurst Funeral Home.

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Evelyn Morris

Service Date: 4/12/2014

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Daniel S. Koltun

Service Date: 4/11/2014 Funeral Ceremony

Koltun, Daniel S., 80, longtime resident of Rochester, NY died Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at the Quadrangle in Haverford, PA. Daniel graduated from Harvard University and received his PhD at Princeton University. He was a professor of physics at the University of Rochester for many years. He is preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Charlotte (nee Simon). He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Judith, two children: Naomi Koltun-Fromm (Ken Koltun-Fromm) and Joshua (Chau), four grandchildren: Ariel, Talia and Isaiah Koltun-Fromm and Mila Koltun, and two sisters: Victoria Kelman (Rabbi Stuart Kelman) and Elizabeth Koltun. Funeral Service will begin promptly at 1 pm Friday April 11, 2014 at The Chapel of Peace at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, 215 Belmont Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004. Interment to follow at West Laurel Hill Cemetery. Contributions in his memory may be made to The Quadrangle Residence Assistance Fund.

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Morris Weisberg

Service Date: 4/11/2014

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Joan A. Reaves

Service Date: 4/10/2014 Funeral Ceremony

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Paul J. Sude

Service Date: 4/6/2014 Memorial Service

Paul Julien Sude, 80, of Wynnewood, PA died on March 31, 2014 at Lankenau Hospital.

Born in 1933 in Jersey City, New Jersey, the son of the late David and Estre B. Sude.

He earned his B.A. from Rutgers University in 1955, and an LL.B from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law in 1958, and an LL.M in Taxation from New York University School of Law in 1959. He practiced law in Seattle, Washington, until moving to Washington, D.C. in 1963. He joined the staff of Chief Counsel’s Office of the Internal Revenue Service, working in Washington, D.C. and in Philadelphia for 38 years until his retirement in 2001. Since retirement, he volunteered as a teacher of English as a Second Language. Despite his illness, he continued his weekly classes until his final hospitalization on March 1, 2014. 

Paul was a member of Main Line Reform Temple in Wynnewood, since 1973 where he served on the finance, membership, and adult education committees, and on the Board of Trustees. Since retirement, he was an enthusiastic member of a weekly Torah study session.

Paul was particular and passionate about birding, photography, opera, Chinese cooking and in his more active days, hiking, fishing, and obedience training his hapless Golden Retrievers and beloved Shar-Pei. Persistently curious about life’s enigmas, Paul searched for wild mushrooms, raised African violets, quibbled over punctuation, and loved learning unusual words. In addition, he was the consummate foodie relishing good food and wine.

Paul is survived by his wife, Kay Barenkopf Sude, his daughters, Leslie Elin Sude (Paul P. Wang) and Laurie Jean Sude (Donald W. Buckley); four granddaughters, Clara, Olivia, Ruby, and Tillie,  whom he called his “cherry blossoms” in reference to the A. E. Housman poem he often read to them entitled “Loveliest of Trees.”

A memorial service and reception will be held Sunday, April 6 at 1:00 PM at Main Line Reform Synagogue, Wynnewood, PA 19096.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to:
 
Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
2100 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
https://www.jewishphilly.org/ways-to-give/tribute-cards
 
or
 
National Audubon Society
225 Varick Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10014
https://secure3.convio.net/nasaud/site/Donation2?df_id=2000&2000.donation=form1
 

Arrangements by Bringhurst Funeral Home at West Laurel Hill Cemetery


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