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Recent Obituaries

Jerry R. Cosimo

Jerry R. Cosimo, 91, of Ann’s Choice in Warminster and formerly of Brick, NJ and Churchville, PA died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, July 31, 2020. He was the beloved husband of 63 years to Janet Giordano Cosimo.

Born in Newark, NJ, he was the son of the late Felice and Alfonsina Peccatiello Cosimo. His parents were Italian immigrants who owned a dry goods store in Newark where Jerry began working as a young boy. He had an interesting career path in his early years, as he worked as an apprentice to an embalmer at the local funeral home.  He also worked as a tailor at a men's clothing store where he made beautiful custom suits, entirely by hand. Jerry had his prized cutting shears and sewing box always ready to mend his family's clothes until his later years when his eyesight began to deteriorate.  Eventually Jerry attended Newark College of Engineering and spent the remainder of his career working in mechanical engineering and manufacturing of nuclear reactor components.  Jerry held a top secret security clearance because of the work he did for the U.S. Government. Jerry also served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Anybody who knew Jerry well knew that he was a lover of gadgets. He owned more radios and cameras than his family could count and even built his own stereo system which enabled him to enjoy his beloved opera music collection. Jerry also enjoyed playing golf, bocce and bowling. During his retirement years Jerry worked tirelessly serving his community of Lions Head South In NJ. Jerry held two terms as President of the Mens Club and was voted Man of the Year in 2002.

In addition to his beloved wife Janet, Cosimo is survived by his loving and devoted children: Lisa Uhlman and her wife Susan Buckland of Perkasie, PA, Gerard Cosimo of Palmerton, PA, and Laura Cosimo of Perkasie,PA  He is also survived by his loving granddaughters Kelsey and Kristen.

Jerry’s family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 from 4:00PM to 6:00PM at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 241 East Butler Avenue (at Sand Ridge Rd.) New Britain, PA 18901 and on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at St. Rose of Lima Church, 312 Ridgedale Avenue, East Hanover, NJ 07936 from 11:00am until his Funeral Mass 12:00 Noon.  Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover, NJ. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 1500 Chestnut Street, Suite 30, Philadelphia, PA 19102.

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Francis J. Grube III

Francis J. Grube, Ill died peacefully on Friday, July 31, 2020 surrounded by his family, at his home in Warwick, PA. He was 78 years old. 
Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, he was a 1959 graduate of Lincoln High School. He then proudly served in the US Marine Corp as a hydraulic mechanic where he maintained Cll9 and C130 Aircrafts. 
After his service, he worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad as a Movement Director. Ultimately, Frank retired in 2016 from the insurance industry where he worked for 42 years as an agent for New York Life Insurance Company, under Francis J. Grube Insurance Agency in Richboro. 
Frank was an active participant in his community; he supported and coached both baseball and football in the Northampton Athletic Association. He loved to golf and was an avid Eagles fan. He enjoyed traveling and spending summers with family and friends in Wildwood, NJ. 
Frank will be missed tremendously by his children, Lisa A. Mattox; Francis J. Grube, IV; and Julie A. Coakley; his grandchildren, Amber Galasso, Liam Coakley and Quinn Coakley; and his sister, Evelyn Coyle. 
Following current health and safety guidelines, and with the use of masks, relatives and friends are invited to greet Frank's family on Thursday August 6, 2020 from 6pm to 9pm and Friday August 7, from 930 am to 1030 am at the Joseph A. Fluehr, Ill Funeral Home at 800 Newtown Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.) in Richboro, PA 18954. His committal will take place at All Saints Cemetery Newtown, PA immediately following for family and close friends. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fox Chase Cancer Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research at 333 Cottman Avenue in Philadelphia, PA 19111. 

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Kathleen Tavani (Grady)

 

Kathleen Grady Tavani

Kathleen Grady Tavani of New Britain Township, Pennsylvania, died peacefully at her home with her family present on July 29, 2020 after a courageous, three-year battle with metastatic breast cancer. She was 72 years old.

Kathy was born in Englewood, N.J., and grew up in Pompton Plains. She is a graduate of Pequannock Township High School and the Katherine Gibbs School. She has lived in Bucks County for the past 38 years.

She held several administrative positions at companies and nonprofits, including Warner-Lambert Pharmaceuticals, Gwynedd Mercy University, and Jarrettown United Methodist Church.

Kathy was active for many years at St. Jude Parish in Chalfont in various ministries and school committees. She was also a longtime member of Mercy Associates, a lay organization for Catholic women, in which she filled several leadership roles at the national and regional levels over the years.

Kathy enjoyed gardening and travel and became a voracious reader. She made multiple trips to Ireland, the home of her ancestors, and Italy, the home of her daughter-in-law. She was an outstanding cook and hostess and was well-known for her holiday meals and entertainment. Pasta with homemade tomato sauce, chicken cutlets, chicken piccata, and homemade pizza were family favorites and dishes that pleased her many guests.

She made friends easily and abundantly. She had an open heart, and was ready and willing to listen, to share, and to console. Her warm words and bright smile connected with people instantly.

The center of her life was her family. She was proud of her four children and 13 grandchildren and liked nothing better than to host them for family gatherings – the bigger, the better.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Edna Grady. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Bill; her four children: Matt (Heidi), Mark (Andrea), Mike (Cristina) and Beth (Jamie); her 13 grandchildren: Hannah, Dominic, Sam, Luke, Jack, Angie, Nina, Matilda, Ava, Ben, Jonah, Ruth, and Austin; her sisters Maureen Carney and Eileen Eisele; and her sister-in-law Roseanne Tavani. She is already missed by her many friends, some going back to grade school.

Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Thursday, August 6, 2020 from 10:00 AM until her Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 AM at St. Jude Church, 321 W. Butler Ave., Chalfont, PA 18914. 

Her Interment will follow at St. John Neumann Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Kathy’s name to Manna on Main Street, 606 Main St., Lansdale, PA 19446, to help the needy enjoy wholesome food, which was such a central part of Kathy’s life and personality.

 

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Edward F. Nealis

Edward Francis Nealis “Ted,” beloved husband and father, passed away suddenly Monday, July 27, 2020.  He is survived by his wife, Kathleen (nee Parkinson), and children, Andrew (Sandra), Jessica and Dane; his three siblings, William, Joseph (Cathy), and Barbara (Louis) Melendez; and treasured in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents, William Nealis and Mary Lorraine (nee Mather).

Ted grew up in the Frankford section of Philadelphia.  He graduated from Fr. Judge High School in 1977 and married the love of his life, Kathy, in 1982.  He began his career with PECO as a meter reader in 1980.  After 40 years of service, Ted was excited about his upcoming November 1st retirement from Exelon Power as an Operations Shift Forman.

Ted was devoted to his family and supported all of their endeavors. As an Eagle Scout himself, he was instrumental in his two sons accomplishing the same rank. Ted was proud of his daughter for following in his wife’s footsteps and pursuing a career in nursing.

Ted loved spending his time with his family, especially at the Jersey Shore.    He was an avid sports fan and athlete who enjoyed fishing, hockey, golf and bowling.  He took pride in everything he did; he was a self-made handyman and loved the challenge in fixing anything.

His last day was spent enjoying the beach surrounded by his family.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Tuesday, August 4th at St. Alphonsus Church, 33 Conwell Drive, Maple Glen PA.  Viewing begins at 10 AM – 11:45 AM, with Mass following at 12 Noon where all in attendance will need to wear a mask and maintain social distancing.

Ted’s interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Cheltenham.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation, 3601 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia PA.  19148. Website: sniderhockey.org Snider Hockey uses the sport of hockey to educate and empower under-resourced youth of Philadelphia to prosper in the game of life.

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William "Deacon Bill" Iacobellis

William Iacobellis died suddenly in his sleep on July 27, 2020 after suffering from the complications of diabetes. Terry, his wife of 48 years, was at his side. Throughout his long ordeal he remained optimistic and good natured always looking forward to better things which included spending time with his son Bill (Kim) and daughter Kate (Jim) and especially his 6 grandchildren, Megan, Aubrey, James, Katherine, Thomas and Genevieve.  Ordained to the Permanent Diaconate, he had a steadfast faith that was at the core of his life.  Preaching at St Vincent de Paul came naturally where he served active ministry from 2004 until retirement due to heath concerns.

Born in New York, to William and Antoinette, he enjoyed life with his siblings Frank, Delia, Jeanne, Stephen (predeceased) and Tom. His childhood was filled with love, mischief, and faith.

As a young child, Bill discerned a vocation to the priesthood and studied at Marist Seminary in Massachusetts during his high school years.  After leaving the seminary, he attended Villanova University and graduated from Marist College where he met his wife Terry and they began a life together.  Bill spent his  career in the automotive field and quickly rose to management.  He was the General Manager for the Pray Organization in Greenwich CT for many years and, in 1995, moved to PA as Director of Used Cars with Sussman Automotive.  After retiring from the demands of sales, he tried his hand at various semi-retirement jobs which he enjoyed, because it provided him an opportunity to meet new people.  Always warm and friendly, he made everyone feel comfortable and laugh.  He would say that humor was his ministry. 

Bill had many interests including playing sports.  He was the goalie in high school ice hockey, in college he played football and was called a “monster” defensive back.  Bill was a fan of all New York teams and a box score devotee. Bill played alto sax, and immensely enjoyed listening to all genres of music from opera to country, church to patriotic, and everything in between. He loved Broadway musicals, had vast knowledge of and love of dog breeds, an unquenchable interest in the space program and enjoyed his favorite magazine, Air & Space. Above all, Bill loved his Catholic Faith and his family, especially his wife, children and grandchildren.

In his younger years, Bill was full of boundless energy and later managed to maintain that spirit of enthusiasm, good humor, and a positive attitude that carried him throughout his entire life especially when physical ailments could have gotten the better of him.  He was a force with a gentle spirit that leaves a big void in our lives.  Trusting in God’s mercy that Bill has eternal peace, we continue to pray for each other.

Funeral services will be forthcoming.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Legacy of Life Foundation at 25 S. Main St. in Yardley, PA 19067.

 

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