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Cecelia Elsie Davis

Service Date: 7/24/2014

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Marie Louise Heim

Service Date: 7/28/2014

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Marcia Fleet

Service Date: 7/20/2014

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Paula B. Brogan

Service Date: 7/19/2014

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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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Ann Schultz

Service Date: 7/19/2014

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Jack S. Lautsbaugh

Service Date: 7/17/2014

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Charles V. Norris

Service Date: 7/14/2014 Funeral Ceremony

Charles Verdelle Norris was born at home at 506 Harding Street, Petersburg, VA on October 3, 1919 to parents, Fleming H. Norris and Alice Little Norris. He was the youngest of seven children (four brothers and two sisters). His family and friends called him by his middle name, Verdelle, while, to his co-workers, he was known as "Charlie." To his Granddaughters, he was Grand pop or Gramps.

He was educated in the Petersburg School System and graduated from D. Webster Davis high school. He then moved to East Patterson, NJ along with his brother, Hatcher, who had graduated college, to live with their eldest brother, Fleming, and to work through a youth program to help draw up blueprints for the Newark, NJ Housing Development.

Before being inducted into the Army (returning to Virginia), he worked as a civilian at a Post Exchange at Ft. Lee Camp. He was inducted into the Army on August 15, 1942 and honorably discharged September 30, 1944 at Walter Reid Medical Center, Washington, DC.

He came home to Petersburg, VA after discharge and lived there and in E. Paterson with his brother, Fleming and family. He then moved to Philadelphia to live with his sister, Dorothy Norris Turner and her family, finding work in The American Store. The move to Philadelphia led him to meet his future wife, Catherine Elizabeth Morgan; they met at a party in 1946, and married on June 7, 1947. They soon started a family and had two daughters, Catherine (Cathy) and Marcia, born nearly four years apart. 

He attended the McCarrie School and earned a certificate in Dental Mechanics while working for Signal Corps in Philadelphia. Though he didn't pursue a career in dental mechanics, due to financial necessity, he took pride in crafting dentures and molds in his spare time.

After the war, he was employed by the Veteran's Administration Center on Wissahickon Avenue and was President of the V.A.'s Employee Association during the years 1972-1975, receiving many commendations for his excellent work. At the V.A., he worked over thirty years in the front office, insurance, and finally in Loan Guarantee; retiring October 1, 1976 as a Loan Specialist (Realty).

Mr. Norris was a family man who found his happiness fixing things around the house (everything from painting to plumbing repairs) and was always offering his help to friends and neighbors. He enjoyed fishing, family trips, the ocean, and really loved fruit picking season in Mullica Hill. 

He loved his family and teaching his grand kids how to do fun old fashioned things like fly kites and fish. Charles Verdelle Norris lived his life as a gentleman and a family man who would do anything to help his loved ones. 

Survived by his wife, Catherine (Morgan) Norris, Daughters Catherine Y. (Norris) Whitehead and Marcia A. Norris, two granddaughters, Kristin J. Whitehead and Dr. Julie K.  Whitehead Streeter (Will), nieces, great nieces and great nephews.

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Joseph Muscara

Service Date: 7/14/2014

Joseph V. Muscara HUNTINGDON VALLEY, PA - Builder and horseman Joseph V. Muscara, 90, of Huntingdon Valley, PA, originally from South Philadelphia, passed away peacefully at his residence on July 7, 2014. Joe was the beloved husband of Lorraine for 64 years. He was the loving father of Joseph G. (wife, Johanna), Cheryl (husband, John) Rondinelli, Lori (husband, Mark Heron) Muscara, Robert (wife, Barbara), Mark (wife, Kristie); grandfather of Denise, Cheryl Ann, Tracy, Gina, Matthew, Joe, Mark, Bella, Caroline and Nicholas. He will be sadly missed by other family members, his many nieces and nephews, extended family, friends and by all who knew him. Joe was a local residential and commercial builder for over four decades in the suburban Philadelphia area. He built hundreds of residential homes, including homes in Green Ridge and Justa Farms/Albidale in Huntingdon Valley and Tannerie Run in Fort Washington. He also developed Jacksonville Road Industrial Park in Ivyland. Besides being a builder, Joe was also a distinguished and prolific harness racehorse owner/trainer since the early 1970s and owned hundreds of horses, including many champions. Joe started racing at Liberty Bell Park and Brandywine Raceway and went on to have horses win major championships, including the Meadowlands Pace, U.S. Pacing Championship and William Haughton Memorial in New Jersey, the Canadian Pacing Derby and Breeders Crown in Ontario, the Ben Franklin Championship in Pennsylvania, the Bobby Quillen Memorial in Delaware and the Allerage in Kentucky. To this day, he continues to have racehorses vying for major championships. Joe also proudly served in the Army during World War II. He was also a member of Cedarbrook Country Club in Blue Bell for over 50 years. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing Sunday, July 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lamb Funeral Home, 101 Byberry Rd., Huntingdon Valley, PA. Viewing will also be at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Knowles Road and 2nd Street Pike, Southampton, PA 18966 on Monday, July 14, from 10 to 10:30 a.m., immediately followed by his Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. His interment will be in West Laurel Hill Cemetery in Bala Cynwyd. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to a charity of the donor's choice.

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Helen Grayson

Service Date: 7/13/2014

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Solomon Hennigan

Service Date: 7/12/2014

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Thomas Lee Stafford Jr.

Service Date: 7/12/2014

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Madeline Stutuvaunt

Service Date: 7/12/2014 Funeral Ceremony

MADELINE T., July 1, 2014. Survived by a host of family and friends. Viewing Saturday, July 12, 2014, 10 to 11 A.M., West Laurel Hill Cemetery Chapel of Peace, Bala Cynwyd PA 19004. Homegoing Services to follow at 11 A.M. Int. West Laurel Hill Cemetery.

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Carl Warren Hard

Service Date: 7/11/2014

Mr. Carl Warren Hard, age 85, beloved husband of the late Bette Clayton Hard of Amelia Island, passed away on Wednesday evening, January 1, 2014 at The Retreat of Osprey Village. Born in Chicago, IL, he was the only son and the youngest of two children born to the late Carl and Corrinne Larsen Hard. As a child of 10 years of age, he was found to possess a gift of music. He grew up in Chicago and was a graduate of Fenger High School, Class of 1946. During high school, he was sought after to perform and play in various venues around the Chicago area. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and played in the Navy Band. After being honorably discharged, he, his wife and son moved from Philadelphia and later to Flushing, Queens, NY. He was a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music. In 1959, as Mr. Hard began playing on Broadway, the family moved to Leonia, NJ where his daughter was born while providing a small town atmosphere in which to raise a family and a short commute to his 30 years of work on Broadway. During his career, he also toured with the Fred Waring Band, played for various White House State visits, toured with the Sauder Finnegan Band, played as backup with the Jackie Gleason Band as well as for the Bee Gees. While living in Leonia and pursuing his musical career, he also worked as a Real Estate Broker. In 1991, he and his wife moved to Summer Beach of Amelia Island and settled into to a warmer climate and the life of retirement, enjoying golf and the beach. Mr. Hard had an appetite for history that he fulfilled as a Volunteer, Docent and Board Member at the Amelia Island Museum of History. In 2007, he authored a book on local Indian history Tales of the Timucua on Amelia Island. His wife of 57 years, Bette, passed away in 2009. After his wife's passing, he found a hidden talent for painting that allowed for a creative outlet and a new purpose that was needed during this time. In 2011, Mr. Hard relocated to Osprey Village where he made many new friends and enjoyed his remaining days. Mr. Hard leaves behind, his son, Steve Hard and his wife, Terry of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, his daughter, Julia Dyer and her husband, James Douglas of Lilburn, GA, a sister, Sharon Petraitis and her husband, Len of Pittsboro, NC and two grandchildren, Elizabeth Liz Dyer and James Jimmy Dyer. Funeral services will be at 4:00 pm on Saturday, January 4, 2014 in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley Heard with Pastor Ted Schroeder, officiating. His family will receive friends on Saturday at the funeral home from 3:00 pm until the hour of service. A reception will follow the service. OXLEY HEARD FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Published in the Florida Times-Union on Jan. 3, 2014

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Yanping Xu

Service Date: 7/10/2014

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Madeline M.E. Tervalon

Service Date: 7/10/2014

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