Anna (nee Cassalia)
On May 29th, 2020, the Thackray Crane Rental family experienced a profound loss like no other, and for that, the world is undoubtedly a little less bright. It is with great sadness that we share that the matriarch of the family Anna Cassalia Thackray passed away peacefully with her family by her side. A life so beautifully lived deserves to be remembered and honored. Anna was the co-founder of the Thackray Crane Rental Co., along with her husband, Walter "Bear" Thackray, who were visionaries ahead of their time. With an entrepreneurial determination, they established the company from humble beginnings in their Fox Chase home in 1947 and over time, their company grew immensely over the years, as did their family. The proud parents of their six children, Walter and Anna will forever be credited for imparting to their children the values of hard work, integrity and honesty. Despite their company growing, Anna and Walter never forgot their beginnings and the golden rule of treating others with sincerity and respect- it is this exact mantra that remains one of the core values of the company today. Anna will fondly be remembered for her sharp wit, generosity, genuine kindness and devout faith. She was indeed proud of her devoted children, Skip, Linda, Bob, Mark, Jim and Carole, and she felt the utmost joy in the company of her grandchildren and great grandchildren, who all adored her. Her legacy is one that will be cherished by the entire Thackray Crane Rental family and all whose lives were touched by Anna. We will honor her memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work that she loved so much. We find comfort in knowing that she is reunited with the company patriarch, the Bear. Though she'll be forever missed she will continue to live on forever in our hearts.
Rest in Peace, Mrs. Thackray. 1922- 2020
Gary W. passed away on May 28th 2020. He was the beloved husband of Jeri (nee Marthers) for 45 years; devoted father of Janine Spadaccini (Anthony), Jessica Slook (Bill), Jill Needham (Sean), and Gary Jr. (Brittany); loving Pop of Tyler, Alex, Abbi, A.J., Hailey, Aidan, Macayla, Aislin, Aubrey, Sean, Ashlyn, Seamus, Kaelyn, and Pop Bear of Jackson, Lilly and Sofia. Funeral Services to be scheduled in the near future.
Sandra M. passed away on May 14th, 2020. Beloved mother of Matthew Snow and the late Michael and Ryan Snow. Loving daughter of Joseph and Martina Duffy (nee Jordan); devoted sister of Eileen and Martina Duffy (David Wagenschutz); dear aunt of Madeline, Matilda and Maime.
Eugene F. Passed away on May 9, 202. He was the beloved father of Eugene Piccolo and Valerie Dangovetsky (Joseph); devoted grandfather of Dana Marie Cahill (Kerry), Michael Dangovetsky and Eugene Piccolo; dear great grandfather of Colin and Caden. Interment will be Thursday May 14, 202, 11:30 AM at St. Joseph's Cemethery, Fountian Springs, PA.
Edward J. III passed away on May 11, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Kris McGrory (nee English); devoted father of Brielle Leigh; loving son of Edward J. Jr. and Peggy McGrory (nee Dulisse); dear brother of Brian McGrory (Michele) and Matthew McGrory; survived by the English family, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and his dogs, Harlequin and Bane. Funeral services private. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery.
Nicholas L. passed away on May 8, 2020. He was the beloved husband of the late Judith (nee Rossi); brother of the late Joseph; brother-in-law of Ron Rossi, Barbara Campbell (William) and Terrie Kinzle; uncle of Ana Rossi Lanzendorfer (Josh), Alec Rossi, Lou Patrick Rossi and Tessa M. Rossi (Eric Shields); cousin of Josephine Ingeno, Rosemarie Ciccotello, Mariann Gentile, Rose Mustico, Phillip Mustico and Theresa Carter. Donations in his memory to St. Christopher Church 13301 Proctor Rd. Philadelphia, PA 19116 would be appreciated.
Carol A. passed away on May 3, 2020. She was the beloved daughter of the late John and Janice Beal; devoted sister of Jack Beal, Sylvia Alberton, Philip Beal, Wayne Beal, David Beal and Linda Engarde; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral services to be scheduled at a later date.
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