Doris B. Conner
February 3, 2001
Doris B. Conner of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Saturday, February 3, 2001 at Albert Einstein Medical Center. She was 84 years old. Doris was born April 1, 1916 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Wilmer Bower and the late Irene Bower (nee - Kohlenberg).
She is the Beloved wife of the late Walter H. Conner; Mother of Gary R. Conner and his wife Bertha "Bertie" and Darlene G. Keuerleber and her husband Paul; Grandmother of Kimberly Murden, Kristine Coia, Kerry Lynch, Walter "Bud" Conner and Tara Hallston; Great Grandmother of 11.
Doris was a member of the Daughters of the Nile, Allah Temple # 28.
Relatives and friends were invited to her Funeral Wednesday, February 7, 2001 at 10:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 501 North Easton Road, Willow Grove and a Masonic Service Wednesday, February 7, 2001, at 9:50 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home. Friends were invited to call Wednesday, February 7, 2001 from 9:00 to 9:50 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home. The Interment at Sunset Memorial Park, Feasterville followed the services.
February 3, 2001
Margarete Wimmer of Southampton, Pennsylvania died Saturday, February 3, 2001 at Southampton Estates. She was 87 years old. Margarete was born April 12, 1913 in Ostwitz, Breslau, Germany, daughter of the late Artur Kuschel and the late Selma Kuschel (nee - Erdner).
She is the Beloved wife of the late Bruno E. Wimmer; Mother of Gisela Dawson of California and Helga Bast of Jenkintown, Pennsylvania; Grandmother of Brigitte DeChiaro and Michael Bast.
She was born and raised in Ostwitz, near Breslau, Germany. She was trained and worked as a Librarian until emigrating to the United States in 1952. She worked at many jobs in the Philadelphia area including with Fischer and Porter in Warminster, Smith, Kline and French in Philadelphia and with the Medical Mission Sisters in Fox Chase where she was the kitchen manager for many years. Over the years during the summer season she also worked at numerous resorts as a cook and kitchen manager, including Cape Cod, the Poconos and New Hope.
Relatives and friends are invited to her Funeral Service Thursday, February 8, 2001, at 10:30 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son - Montanye Funeral Home, 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday, February 8, 2001, from 9:30 - 10:30 A.M.. Interment at the Lawnview Cemetery, 500 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge will follow the funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Liberty Corner Mission, P. O. Box 204, Liberty Corner, New Jersey 07938-0204
Walter F. Fisher
February 4, 2002
Walter F. Fisher of Cheltenham, Pennsylvania died Monday, February 4, 2002 at Elkins Park Hospital. He was 72 years old. Walter was born July 26, 1929 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late Cyril Fisher and the late Marie Fisher (nee - Dennis).
He is the beloved husband of Theresa B. Fisher (nee - Barba); Father of Dennis Fisher, Eileen Meade and James Fisher; Grandfather of Emily Ann Fisher, Brianne Alexa Meade, Delaney Jordan Meade, Nathaniel James Fisher and Natalie Babette Fisher.
Walter was born and raised in Philadelphia and was a graduate of Roman Catholic High School and attended LaSalle College. He served in the United States Army in Korea reaching the rank of Corporal. He retired after many years of work as an accountant with the Leeds and Northrup Company and recently was a volunteer and part time employee with Jeanes Hospital in Northeast Philadelphia.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Thursday, February 7, 2002, from 9:00 to 10:30 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 6902 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia. Relatives and friends were invited to his Funeral Mass Thursday, February 7, 2002, at 11:00 A.M. at Presentation B. V. M. Church, 100 Old Soldiers Road, Cheltenham. Interment at Holy Sepulchre in Cheltenham followed the Funeral Mass.
The following was presented to all in attendence at Walt's funeral service:
Walter F. Fisher
July 26, 1929 to February 4, 2002
Walter Fisher was born on July 26th, 1929, in Philadelphia and grew up during the Great Depression. The economic circumstances of the era taught him to take pleasure in simple things. Walter spent much of his childhood playing sports. He was a dedicated student and he did well in school. Walt loved to read interesting books or watch movies. He also enjoyed puzzles and games, and he excelled at them.
Following high school graduation, Walter was drafted into the Army and served in Korea. Walter returned from Korea without any evidence of injury, and he was active for many years in the American Legion. Through the American Legion, Walter made many friends and eventually his friendship led him to meet his future wife Theresa.
In 1963, Walter and Theresa were married and they soon began a family. Together Walter and Theresa raised three children: Dennis, Eileen and James. Walter always did his best in providing for the children. Despite the hardships he faced as a child, Walter was careful not to spoil his own children. He instilled in them the importance of education and he took great pride in their accomplishments.
For most of his working life Walter worked for Leeds and Northrup, a manufacturer of industrial control systems. His positions ranged from manufacturing to marketing, but most of his effort was applied toward the company's accounting matters. Early in his marriage, Walter attended LaSalle College to study business. Full-time employment and full-time fatherhood eventually curtailed this course of study.
Walter valued education, but he knew that experience is also necessary. He encouraged his children to participate in sports, music, travel and the spiritual life. The strength of Walter's own faith was obvious to his friends and family. He was quiet, reflective, and compassionate. Walter always showed concern for others, and many people will remember him for his acts of kindness.
Throughout his life Walter held his family in the highest regard. Regardless of the matter at hand, his decision was based on the effect that it would have on his family. During the early years of his marriage, Walter had the chance to move to Australia, with the promise of great opportunity. His concern for his own mother's welfare was too great to allow him to relocate. Where the well being of others was concerned, he followed the teachings of Jesus with impeccable adherence.
In 1994, shortly after his retirement, Walter suffered a very complex series of medical problems involving his heart and many other organs. True to form, his main concern was his family. Walter not only survived the life-threatening ordeal, but he recovered to an astonishing level of health. He was able to resume all of his pastimes including gardening and extensive travel.
As soon as his health was restored Walter began work as a volunteer at Jeanes Hospital, where he had been treated for his illness. Later he also took a paid position at Jeanes, working with internal mail delivery. Walter's position allowed him to come in contact with many of the staff members, and he thoroughly enjoyed this opportunity. Walter worked until a few days before entering the hospital.
Toward the end of 2001, Walter experienced recurring sinus problems. Along with these, he began to feel weak. In the beginning of 2002, Walter found himself exhausted on a daily basis. Eventually, on January 18th, Walter got so tired that he had to discontinue his job at Jeanes. On January 21st, Walter entered the Emergency Room at Jeanes, complaining of his ongoing exhaustion.
That week Walter learned that he had cancer in his lungs and that it had spread to his brain. The doctors said that the cancer had reached Stage Four, the most advanced stage. The outlook was bleak, and the news came as a shock to everyone. Walter began radiation treatments on January 28th and was scheduled to continue until the middle of February. He was released from the hospital to a short term nursing facility on January 31st.
On Sunday, February 3rd, Walter spent the afternoon at his home, visiting with family and friends. Later that same night, after returning to the nursing care facility, he fell and injured his head. He was rushed to the Emergency Room at Elkins Park Hospital. The injury caused internal bleeding which put pressure on Walter's brain. Within about 6 hours Walter stopped breathing. He was unconscious and the doctors said that he was unable to feel any pain.
Walter is remembered lovingly by his wife Theresa; his children Dennis Fisher, Eileen Meade and James Fisher; and his grandchildren Emily Ann Fisher, Brianne Alexa Meade, Delaney Jordan Meade, Nathaniel James Fisher, and Natalie Babette Fisher.
June 7, 1903 - February 4, 2004
Marie Huber of Southampton, Pennsylvania died Wednesday, February 4, 2004 at The Peter Becker Community. She was 100 years old. Marie was born June 7, 1903 in Küchen, Germany, daughter of the late Georg Ziegler and the late Marie Ziegler.
She is the Beloved wife of the late Oskar Huber, Sr.. Mother of Emma Hafner and her husband Bud, Oskar Huber and his wife Doris, Harry Huber and his wife Elsie and Beth Patton and her husband Gary. Grandmother of 13. Great Grandmother of 28.
Marie is a longtime member of Tabor Lutheran Church.
Funeral services and interment were held privately.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Tabor Lutheran Church, Mascher Street and Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA. 19120.
Betty Jane McGraw
February 5, 2002
Betty Jane McGraw of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Tuesday, February 5, 2002 at her residence.
Betty was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , daughter of the late Charles Teller and the late Maude Teller (nee - Clements).
She is the beloved wife of John W. McGraw;
Mother of Steven McGraw and his wife Barbara; Grandmother of Jennifer McCook and her husband Krys, Michael and Thomas McGraw; Great-Grandmother of Collin McCook. She is also survived by her many relatives and friends.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Friday, February 8, 2002, from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3200 Ryan Avenue, Philadelphia. Relatives and friends were invited to her Funeral Service Friday, February 8, 2002, at 12:00 Noon at Redeemer Lutheran Church. Interment at Sunset Memorial Park in Feasterville followed the Funeral Service.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3200 Ryan Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19136.
Joseph E. Kovach
February 6, 2001
Joseph E. Kovach of Cheltenham, Pennsylvania died Tuesday, February 6, 2001 at his residence. He was 45 years old. Joseph was born June 28, 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late Joseph Kovach Sr. and the late Julia Kovach (nee - Savelli).
He is the Beloved husband of Vivian Kovach (nee - Rivera); brother of Gerry Powers and Francis Kovach.
Joseph was born and raised in Philadelphia, graduating from Lincoln High School in 1973 and the Temple University School of Music in 1979. He was a classical and jazz guitar instructor for the Settlement Music School in the Queen Village section of Philadelphia since 1981 and was an Education Specialist for the Internal Revenue Service since 1985. He was a member of the Olney Symphony Orchestra, the Munier Mandolin Orchestra of South Philadelphia and the Music Maestros Big Band. Joe wrote and published a four book set of studies for advanced guitar. He also composed music for the guitar. In addition to his music, he was a painter and liked to restore furniture.
Relatives and friends were invited to his Funeral Service Friday, February 9, 2001, at 12 Noon at Berachah Church, 400 Ashbourne Road, Cheltenham. Friends were invited to call Friday, February 9, 2001, from 9:30 to 12 Noon at Berachah Church, 400 Ashbourne Road, Cheltenham. Interment at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, Langhorne followied the funeral services.
In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the Settlement Music School, 412 Catherine Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19147. (215-755-3281)
Thomas W. Burke
February 7, 2001
Thomas W. Burke of Warminster, Pennsylvania died Wednesday, February 7, 2001 at Luther Woods Convalescent Center.
He was 84 years old. Thomas was born June 29, 1916 in Brooklyn, New York, son of the late Thomas J. Burke and the late Anne Burke (nee - Neville).
He is the Beloved husband of Frederica L. Burke;
Uncle of David E. Sandel Jr., Tina March, Paul and Burke Carey and Helen Healy; Survived by many Great nieces and nephews; Dear friend to Ed and Sharon Meehan.
During his working career, Thomas was an insurance underwriter for the Veterans Administration of the United States Government. He was a 35 year employee of the Veterans Administration. Thomas was also an Army Air Corps veteran of World War Two.
Relatives and friends were invited to his Funeral Mass Saturday, February 10, 2001, at 10:30 A.M. at Nativity Of Our Lord R. C. Church, York and Street Roads , Warminster.
Friends were invited to call Saturday, February 10, 2001, from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 501 North Easton Road, Willow Grove.
Interment at Newtown Cemetery, Newtown followed the Funeral Mass.