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Elizabeth "Liz" (nee Porter) passed away on May 23, 2024. She was the beloved wife of the late John J. "Jack"; devoted mother of John (Erin), Stephen (Jessica), Susan (Meg), Julie Ruddy (Steve), Sharon Teetz (John) and Jillian Nydegger (Lindsay); dear sister of Mary, Catherine and Michael Porter and the late Margaret Wright and Harry Porter; mom-mom to 9 wonderful grandchildren; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may pay their respects to the family on Thursday, May 30, 2024, 9:00 am at St. Timothy's Church, Levick and Battersby Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19149, followed by Funeral Mass, 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, donations in Liz's memory to MANNAPA.ORG, would be appreciated.


Floral deliveries to Church, Thursday by 8:30 am.




Margaret “Pat” (nee Horgan) Berenato passed away on May 15, 2024 surrounded by her loved ones. She was the beloved wife of Matthew Berenato, devoted mother of Michael (Peggy) and Laurie, and loving grandmother of Theresa Brusca (Mike), Kaela Romani, and Alyssa Romani.

Pat grew up in the New York area and attended high school at Stella Maris in Rockaway Park on Long Island. She met her loving husband, Matt, on vacation in Miami and was married for 64 years. She was a voracious reader and volunteered for many years as a librarian at St. Cecilia's School. She was proud of her Irish heritage and an expert at crossword puzzles. She enjoyed traveling, especially to warm-weather climates. A life-long dog lover, she constantly spoiled the family pets and was a friend to all the dogs in her neighborhood.

A "Little Valentine," Pat was loved by many. She touched several lives and will be greatly missed.

Relatives and friends are invited to Pat's Celebration of Life at St. Albert the Great Church, 212 Welsh Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 on Friday, May 24, 2024. Family visitation will be from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. followed by mass at 10:30 a.m.. The family suggests donations in Pat’s name to the American Cancer Society.


Floral deliveries to Church, Friday by 8:45am.



Maureen D. (nee MULLEN), age 71, of Philadelphia passed away in her home on May 14, 2024.  Born in Trenton, NJ, the daughter of the late James F and Betty Jane Mullen (Freed).  Maureen is survived by her husband of 40 years Joseph H. Shattuck and their sons James and Tom and her sister Patty McKee (Mullen). Predeceased by her sister Kathleen Mullen. “Mo” is also survived by sisters-in-law Kathy Benigno (Shattuck), Rosemary Haynes (Shattuck) and brothers-in-law Don McKee, Andy Shattuck, Steve Benigno and Pete Haynes. Also, her beloved nieces and nephews: Anne MeKee, Drew Shattuck, Rachel Mason (Benigno), Stephen Benigno, Victoria Benigno, Lily Haynes, Laurel Haynes, Abigail Shattuck (Nash) and Gareth Mason; and many cousins.
After graduating from Bishop Conwell High School, she attended the University of Delaware earning a BS in Nursing. Maureen worked for 33 years as a RN at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania on Silver 9. She also was a Teacher’s Aide at the Crescentville and Lawncrest Rec Nursery Schools and a Medical Coder for the Temple University Hospital. Maureen was a Premium Seating Hostess for the Philadelphia Phillies for six seasons. She volunteered for many years at the Philabundance Food Bank Warehouse.
She enjoyed traveling, hiking/walking, yoga, Philadelphia Phillies and floral design.
Relatives and friends are invited to her Visitation on Saturday, June 8, 2024 from 8:45 A.M. to 9:45 A.M. at St. William’s Roman Catholic Church, 6200 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111, followed by her Funeral Mass at 10:00 A.M.  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. William’s Roman Catholic Church, 6200 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111.
Floral deliveries may be made directly to the Church Saturday June 8th by 8:30 AM

James P. Kernan, 80, of Philadelphia, passed away on May 9, 2024 in the arms of his family. Born in 1943 to James Kernan and Rose Kernan (née Pio), he was raised in a lively row home in the Port Richmond neighborhood alongside his five beloved siblings. Growing up, he found joy in the tight-knit community, the vibrant atmosphere of Nativity B.V.M. church and school, and the camaraderie of the local Boys Club and his many neighborhood friends.

After graduating from North Catholic High School in 1961, Jim began a long career as a buyer at Sears Roebuck and Co. It was there he met his future wife of 55 years and love of his life, Marlyn Brown. Pausing his career to serve his country, Jim spent two years in Germany as Assistant Operations Specialist for the 552nd US Army Artillery Group with top secret clearance. Upon his return, he resumed his work at Sears, while earning a bachelor's degree in accounting at Saint Joseph’s University in 1974. In 1988, when Sears moved its catalog operation to Chicago, Jim began a new career as CEO of Sears Credit Union. He was a respected leader with a deep regard for members and staff.

Jim was a dedicated father and husband, a true family man who cherished every moment spent with his loved ones. Whether gathering around the dinner table each night, enjoying time “down the shore,” or attending family events, he was always most happy surrounded by his family. An avid tennis player, he delighted in taking his girls to the courts at the playground across the street, hitting tennis balls against the supermarket wall. His commitment to his wife Marlyn, their daughters, and his grandchildren was unwavering and will always be remembered with great love and gratefulness.

Retirement brought Jim immeasurable joy as he shared his time with Marlyn and their family, traveling, playing cards with friends, cheering on his grandsons at sporting events, reading, watching the Phillies, and giving back to his community through volunteer work at St. Albert the Great parish. His favorite thing to do by far was to spend time with his four grandsons. He was immensely proud of them and loved watching them grow up.

He is survived by his beloved wife Marlyn (née Brown) and daughters Deborah Kernan and Sandra Laurenzi (Robert). He will be deeply missed by his grandsons, James Laurenzi, Matthew Laurenzi, William Laurenzi, and Noel Igoe, and fondly remembered as a loving uncle to his many nephews and nieces who looked to him as the family patriarch.

Preceded in death by his sister Constance Bradley and brothers Albert Kernan and Joseph Kernan, Jim is survived by his sister Nora Canally and brother Michael Kernan.

A mass of Christian burial will be held at Saint Albert the Great, 212 Welsh Rd, Huntingdon Valley, PA on Wednesday, May 15, at 10:30 AM, with visitation at the church beginning at 9:15 AM.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that you make a donation to the charity of your choice.


Floral deliveries to Church, Wednesday by 8:30am.

Hilda (nee Amoroso) passed away on May 4, 2024. She was the beloved wife of the Honorable Edward G. Mekel for 62 years; devoted mother of Diana Beth Jackiewicz (Edward L.), Edward J. Mekel (Jonia) and Alan A. Mekel; loving Nana of Olivia Jackiewicz, Alyssa Mekel and Ryan Mekel; dear sister of the late Rocco Amoroso and Lorena Fitzgerald; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Hilda was born on August 31, 1931 in Brooklyn, NY and shortly thereafter moved to Italy. She returned to New York and lived in Queens until she met the love of her life, Edward while on vacation in the Poconos. After they married, they moved to Philadelphia to raise their family, where she built a life filled with love, joy, and countless cherished memories. Hilda was a gentle soul who touched the lives of many throughout her lifetime. She was known for her kindness, and compassion. She was an exceptionally good cook. Her grandson Ryan coined the phrase, "Nana's a good cooker". Her Italian dishes and baked goods were legendary and enjoyed by family and friends. Her delicious meals brought joy and warmth to every occasion. While her three children were in grade school, she was an active member of Melrose Academy Mother's Club. When her sons entered St. Joseph's Prep High School, she continued her service and became the Head of Hospitality with their Mother's Club. Every month she created beautiful flower arrangements that were coveted by all and auctioned off as a fundraiser. Her dedication to the St. Joe's Mother's Club continued for at least ten years after her sons graduated. Hilda's big heart and devotion to the Catholic Church continued with her service to St. Albert the Great by ironing the church linens and priest vestments every week for many years. Hilda enjoyed the company of others and was a longtime member of the church's 55 Plus Club, where she traveled and looked forward to the monthly luncheon. Hilda was an avid reader, tremendous gardener, creative flower arranger and skilled knitter. Her love for knitting continued throughout her life and passed on to her daughter and granddaughter. Many have been the happy recipient of one of Hilda's hand knit items. Hilda will be deeply missed by her loving family and friends. Her memory will forever be cherished, and her legacy of love and warmth will continue to inspire all those who were fortunate enough to know her.
Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing, Monday, May 13, 2024, from 6:00-8:00 pm at Wackerman Funeral Home, 8060 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19111 and Tuesday, May 14, 2024, from 9:15-10:15 am at St. Albert the Great Church, 212 Welsh Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006, followed by Funeral Mass at 10:30 am. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Hilda's memory to St. Joseph's Preparatory School, 1733 W. Girard Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19130 or St. Albert the Great Church, 212 Welsh Rd., Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006, would be appreciated.
Floral deliveries to funeral home, Monday by 3:30 pm.
Jerry W. passed away peacefully on May 5, 2024 at home surrounded by his loving family. His wife Joan (Shea) Hoover of 62 years, his sons Gary W. and Ronald W. Sr. (Debra Hoover) and his grandchildren, Ronald W. Hoover Jr., Joseph M. Hoover, Gary W. Hoover II, Alyssa M. Hoover (Michael Colon), and Arliss W. Hoover, and his great granddaughter, Adrianna M. Hoover. Brother to Ronald A. Hoover, Carolee Leto, Betty Lou Sullivan and Billie Sullivan. Brother-in-law to Barbara Swayne and Nancy Gianni (Phil) and many nieces and nephews. He worked highway construction for 59 years. Jerry and Joan had countless trips to Florida and enjoyed riding horses and motorcycles. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed.
Jean Marie passed away on May 1, 2024. She was the beloved mother of Lynn Kanagie (Jack), Karen Diaz (David Margulis) and the late William Diaz; dear sister of Grace Reichstine, Dennis Barton, Susan Barton (David Flack) and the late Robert Barton and Joseph Barton; also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing, Friday, May 10, 2024, 10:00 am at Wackerman Funeral Home, 8060 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19111, followed by prayer service, 11:00 am. Interment will be in Greenmount Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jean's memory to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, would be appreciated.
Floral deliveries to Funeral Home, Thursday by 3:30 pm.
Thomas B. passed away on April 16th, 2024. Devoted father of Thomas and James Hiller; beloved brother of Eileen Lafferty (Bruce), Michael Hiller (Tammy) and Jennifer Scornaienchi (Mark). Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing, Tuesday, April 23rd, 9:30 AM at St. Cecilia Church 535 Rhawn St. Philadelphia, PA 19111 followed by Funeral Mass 10:30 AM. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.
Floral deliveries may be made directly to the church Tuesday morning by 9 AM. 
Michael J. Urbanski died unexpectedly on April 10, 2024. Son of the late Joseph and Kathleen (nee Wodzicki) Urbanski. Widower of Diane Urbanski (nee Monaghan). Survived by his loving daughters and son in laws  Marlene (Ryan), Debbie (John), Jill (Jim) along with his four grandchildren Ryan, Luke, Christian and Sloane and one great grandchild, Carson.
He was married to the love of his life Diane for just over 45 years before she passed away. He was a proud Navy veteran and went on to have a wonderful career at Bell Telephone and AT&T before becoming semi retired and working at Upside Down Supply.  He finally settled down permanently at his happy place down the shore. While there, he found his true calling at the World War II Tower. His love of history shone through and he entertained the thousands of visitors each year with his vast knowledge of history.
Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing Wednesday, April 17th 9:30 AM  St. Cecilia Church 535 Rhawn St. Philadelphia, PA 19111, followed by funeral mass 10:30AM. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Mike’s name to the Cape May MAC so the World War II Tower and Cape May Lighthouse and other wonderful services can continue. https://capemaymac.org/
Floral deliveries may be made directly to the Church Wednesday, April 17th by 9 AM.
Rosemarie (nee DeMarco) passed away on March 22, 2024. She was the beloved wife of the late Curtis Evans; devoted mother of Mark (Arlene), Gary (Renie) and Bruce (Joyce); loving grandmother of Mark (Kelly), Brian (Kristina), Bruce Jr., Victoria, Brandon, Jordan (Simone) and Sophia; dear great grandmother of Vincent, Gabriel and Camille; sister of the late Anthony, Antoinetta and Michaelangelo DeMarco. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing, Monday, April 1, 2024, 9:30am at St. Cecilia Church, 535 Rhawn Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111, followed by Funeral Mass, 10:30am. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 3401 Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19104, give2.chop.edu would be appreciated.
Floral deliveries to Church, Monday, April 1st by 9:00am.


It is with regret to announce the passing of Chester C. Kashnoski on March 28, 2024. He was a beloved husband of Marie Jessica Kashnoski (nee Hafey, 1938 - 1995) for almost 40 years. He was loved and survived by his children: daughter Katherine Nicholson (and William) and grandchildren Sarah (and AJ) Garrigus and Joseph (and Maria) Nicholson, son Charles (and Lisa) grandchildren Robert Kashnoski (deceased), Daniel Kashnoski and Kimberly (and Rob) Pallister, daughter Deborah McDonough and grandchildren Jessica (and Nathan) Page, Kelly McDonough and Lauren Anderson, daughter Cynthia O’Neill (and James) step grandchildren Patrick (and Amanda) and Katie O’Neill and daughter Patricia Aloush (and Koby) grandchildren Sapir, Adam and Aiden. He was great-grand-pop to Lincoln, Robert Jr, Wyatt, Vivian, Aubrey, Elizabeth and Wren. He was a loving uncle to Joanna (and Rick) Abbot and Donna Goldner (deceased). After the passing of Marie, Chester remarried to Carol Wells (1940 – 2015) in 1997. Born on March 5, 1937, of Florence Mae and Chester Kashnoski, he was older brother to Sandra Bradley (deceased), Barbara Robertson and Patricia Merriner. Chester was raised in upstate Shamokin PA, but settled in Philadelphia where he married Marie on July 28, 1956 and worked for the railroad (Reading and Conrail) for 44 years, also concurrently at Penn Fruit for 22 years. To add a third job, he also served in the Naval Reserves from 1955 to 1963. He and Marie enjoyed their weekly card games with neighbors, weekly couples bowling league at Del Ennis and Thunderbird Lanes and neighborhood BBQ’s. He was an active father, serving as coach for many of his children’s sports, swimming with his kids at Boulevard Pools, taking many weekend excursions to neighborhood parks, Philadelphia sporting events, countless trips to Ocean City and Knoebel’s Grove with his children and grandchildren. Playing football and baseball as a youth, sports were part of his identity. He remained social and active playing baseball in the “over 40”, “over 50” and “over 60” baseball leagues for Fox Rox where he forged many friendships. He and wife Marie participated in several Senior Olympics, where he brought home numerous silver and gold medals for various events. He coached several baseball teams (even for his grandchildren) and loved being a family man. He was also an avid animal lover, providing a great home for cockatiel Larry Byrd for over 20 years and rescuing many dogs over the 50 years he spent on Burholme Avenue (Benny, Dodger, Teddy and Sneakers, Crackers, Angel, Roxy and Ladybug). He will be missed dearly and may his soul rest in peace. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing / memorial services that will begin at Wackerman Funeral Home, located at 8060 Verree Road, Phila. PA 19111 on Friday April 5, 2024. Viewing at 10:30 am, services at 11:30am same location, followed by an interment at Lawnview Cemetery, 500 Huntingdon Pike, Jenkintown PA 19046. The family recommends in lieu of flower, donations could be made to SPCA, American Heart Association or an act of kindness can be made in honor of Chester.
Floral deliveries to funeral home, Thursday by 3:30 pm.
Micael Joseph passed away on March 23, 2024. He was the beloved husband of Deborah Marion (nee Powers); devoted father of Michael Joseph Downes and Kevin Patrick Downes (Amy Diane); dear brother of Dorothy M. Prendergast and the late Elizabeth Phillips and Kathleen Fox; loving grandpop of Carly Diane, Michael William and Ryan Joseph Downes. He is also survived by 31 nieces and nephews.
Michael, who was also known as Joe, was born on September 21, 1927 in Center City, Philadelphia. He was the oldest child of Michael and Agnes Downes. He grew up in the neighborhoods of North Philadelphia. He attended Our Lady of the Holy Souls, Roman Catholic High School and Penn State.
As a young man he served in the U.S. Navy before being honorably discharged. Later he served in the U.S. Army, being stationed in Germany during the Korean War. Upon return to the States, he began working at the Budd Company, the Red Lion Plant, where he would work for over 35 years. He was a proud and active union man, serving as vice-president of UAW Local 1287, the office workers chapter. After the plant closed, he worked at the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission for almost 25 years. He was stationed on the Trenton and New Hope Bridges, eventually retiring at age 86.
In 1969 he moved with his wife and two sons to Huntingdon Valley. He became a parishioner at Saint Hilary of Poitiers Church in Rydal. as a devout Catholic, he was a member of several fraternal Catholic organizations, including those celebrating his Irish heritage.
He was widely known as an exceedingly kind and compassionate man. He was always generous with both family and friends. He was devoted to his wife Deborah and two sons, Michael and Kevin. His spirit will remain within his family, many relatives and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing, Saturday, April 6, 2024, 10:00am at St. Hilary of Poitiers Church, 820 Susquehanna Rd., Rydal, PA 19046, followed by Funeral Mass, 11:00am. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 3803 West Chester Pike, Suite 217, Newtown Square, PA 19073, cff.org, would be appreciated.
Floral deliveries to Church, Saturday, April 6, 2024, by 9:30am.
Bernard P. passed away suddenly on March 15, 2024 at the age of 70. He was the beloved husband of Joann McCullagh (nee Mulvihill). Born and raised in Philadelphia, Bernard was the son of the late James and Eileen and brother of James McCullagh, Rosemary Webster (Michael) and the late John McCullagh; also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Bernard was a proud graduate of Father Judge High School and Temple University. After moving to Huntingdon Valley, Bernard belonged to the men's prayer group at St. Albert the Great Church and The Knights of Columbus.
Bernard was a caring and loving person who enjoyed being with family and friends. He was a talented musician and vocalist and had a wonderful sense of humor and in turn everyone loved being with him. Bernard will be truly missed but never forgotten.
Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing at Wackerman Funeral Home, 8060 Verree Road., Philadelphia, PA 19111 on Sunday evening, March 24, 2024 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Monday, March 25, 2024 at St. Albert the Great Church, 212 Welsh Road., Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 at 9:30 a.m., followed by Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bernie's memory to St. Albert the Great Church, would be greatly appreciated.
Floral deliveries to Funeral Home, Saturday or Sunday by 3 p.m.
September 16, 1940 – March 10, 2024
It is with profound sorrow that the family of Loretta Claire Zekanis announce her passing on March 10, 2024, at the age of 83 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Born September 16, 1940, in Philadelphia to Walter and Clara Ungehajer, she graduated from Nazareth Academy High School, and later earned a degree and Paralegal Certification from Pennsylvania State University. Loretta capped off her career as the President of Polish Beneficial Association in Philadelphia, for which she went above and beyond. Her selflessness and generosity were evident through her volunteer efforts that spanned decades and touched countless lives.
Loretta’s passion was traveling the world. From Austria to England to Morocco to Japan and many places in between, and whether with family or friends, she was always seeking out a new adventure.
To know Loretta was to love Loretta. Her smile could light up any room. Beautiful inside and out, she was a genuine, sweet, caring, kind, loving woman who would do anything for anyone—and she did.
Loretta is survived by her children, daughter Lenore Suhanec and son Eric Zekanis (Jennifer); grandchildren Zachary (Rica), Jesse, and Luka (Kyle) Suhanec; sister-in-law Alexandra Zekanis; sister Nancy Metz (Edmond) and much extended family.
Please join us in a celebration of her life on Wednesday, March 20 at St. Cecilia's Church, 535 Rhawn Street, Philadelphia 19111. Visitation at 9:30 am - 10:30 am, followed by her Funeral Mass. Interment will be private and held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Alzheimer's Association in Loretta’s memory. 
Floral deliveries may be made directly to the church Wednesday by 9 AM. 
Antoinette Josephine Cougle (née Previtera), 88, passed away quietly on March 5, 2024.  She is survived by her two sons, Robert Stone (MaryAnne) and Anthony Cougle (Grisselle), four grand-children, Jessica Stone, Jeffrey Stone (Georgia), Michael and Emily Cougle, and two great-grandchildren, Evelyn and Walter Stone.
Antoinette was born on September 28, 1935, in South Philadelphia, and was the youngest of four children of Giuseppe and Dorina Previtera, who each were first-generation Italian Americans.  She was predeceased by her siblings, John Previtera, Connie Nied & Mary Rodolico, as well as her husband, Herbert Cougle, to whom she was married for over 43 years.  She lived most of her life in Northeast Philadelphia and spent the last ten years in Charlotte, North Carolina.  She worked multiple jobs throughout her time in the Philadelphia area, covering a variety of fields including the banking, elder care and cosmetic industries.  She enjoyed large family gatherings, and would often bring many to tears laughing with her stories full of keen observations “...just having to tell it like it is”.  She enjoyed her time with her family and friends the most, as well as traveling, shopping and returning items well after any reasonable return by-date.  She loved her beach days at the Jersey shore.
Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing at Wackerman Funeral Home, 8060 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19111 on Thursday, March 14, 2024, 10 AM. - 11 AM followed by prayer service and interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 333 W. County Line Road, Feasterville, PA 19053. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Toni's memory can be made to the American Heart Association, Hospice Services or a charity of your choice.
Floral deliveries may be made directly to the funeral home by Wednesday, March 13, by 3:30 PM
             1946 -2024 
Service March 4, 2024,  11:30 a.m. Bryn Athyn Cathedral
Francis (Frank) Paul Cauthorn, of Bryn Athyn and formerly of Chestnut Hill, passed away at Jefferson Abington Hospital at 4:09 a.m. on February 9, 2024, from complications of quadruple bypass heart surgery. 
Frank is survived by his son, Francis Scott Cauthorn and his former wife, Dorothy Nickelson of Flourtown, PA; two stepbrothers and a stepsister, Neil Cauthorn of Philadelphia, PA, Timothy Cauthorn of Elkton MD, and Marianne Cauthorn Asman (Joseph) of Philadelphia, PA; stepbrothers and sisters, Christopher (Tina) Sykes, Pontiac , MI, Rosemary (Tom) Baker of Humbolt, MN,  and Elizabeth Pitzen, Hallock MN.  Frank was preceded in death by two stepbrothers and a stepsister Edward Cauthorn of Philadelphia, PA, James Williams, Jr. of Hallock, MN and Arsene W. Burley of Willingboro, NJ.
Frank was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on November 27, 1946. He was the son of Francis Paul Cauthorn, Sr., a reporter for The Philadelphia Tribune and publisher of City Journal, and Geneva Peterson, an artist and member of the Peterson family that publishes the longstanding ornithology field guides.  He first taught math in 1967 at the Frankford Friends School. From there he was recruited to serve as a housemaster at Girard College during a time of court-ordered desegregation. This latter job sparked his life-long passion in the field of conflict resolution, which he firmly believed presented teens with an opportunity for growth. At that time, he also signed up for the Army Reserves, entering officer candidate school where he trained as a medic and had responsibility for training soldiers in a major chemical, biological and explosives unit. 
In 1971, he joined the Philadelphia Public School System where he taught for 35 years, first at Stoddart Fleisher Junior High, Martin Luther King High School, Dobbins Technical School, Goerge Washington High School and later at Northeast High School where he taught math and computer science and served as sponsor of the Space Research Center (SPARC) there. 
Friends and family are invited to attend his memorial service which will be held at Bryn Athyn Cathedral, 900 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, Pa, on Monday, March 4th at 11:30 a.m.  The service will also be live streamed at https://brynathynchurch.org/worship/all-cathedral-services/
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Lord’s New Church,  P.O. Box 331, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009.