Obituaries for Kovacs Funeral Home Obituary for Ruth Churchman BullardRuth (nee Churchman) Bullard, 96, died peacefully on April 1, 2014, in Springfield, PA. Born in Oxford, PA, Mrs. Bullard was the daughter of Chester and Anna Mary Brickley Churchman and was sister of Donald Churchman, all of whom predeceased her. In 1935 Mrs. Bullard was a member of the first graduating class from Springfield High School. She then attended West Chester Normal School, now West Chester University. After 1939 Ruth and her husband, Charles Bullard, and their family resided in Morton, PA. They had six children, five of whom are still living. Mrs. Bullard was highly knowledgeable about antiques, which she enjoyed buying and selling. For 50 years, she and her husband operated “Bullard’s Antiques” in Morton. She also loved growing plants such as her azaleas, irises, and holly trees. She was an excellent cook and loved to prepare meals for her family. She was devoted to her husband and family but also worked hard for her community. She was instrumental in starting the Morton School Library and worked there as a volunteer from 1957 until Morton merged with the Springfield School District. In 1966 she was appointed secretary to the Morton School Board and then went on to be the secretary of the Springfield School Board. She retired in 1995. In May, Ruth will receive Life Accomplishment recognition from the Springfield Area Education Foundation and will become a member of their Achievers Hall of Fame. Along with her husband, Ruth was a dedicated member of the Republican Party. She was appointed to the Morton Borough Zoning Board in 1964. For many years she served as President of this Board. She retired in 2006. She was a Republican Committee Woman for the Borough of Morton from 1984 until her resignation in 2012. She is survived by Ruth W. Boyle of Moylan, PA; Charles William Bullard (Margaret Greenwood) of Morton; Albert C. (Sandra Martin) Bullard of Milford, NY; Margaret D. (Kenneth Martz) of Springfield, NY; and Mary Ellen Bullard of Chichester, PA. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles, and a son, Edward Jonathan who died in 1982. Eddie is survived by his wife, Donna Albright of Texas, and his daughter, Cara. She is also survived by 11 other grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Saturday, April 5, 2014 after 10:30 AM at the Kovacs Funeral Home, Inc., 530 W. Woodland Avenue, Springfield, PA 19064 until the time of her memorial service at 11:30 AM. Interment will be private. Donations in her memory may be made to the Springfield Historical Society, P. O. Box 211, Springfield, PA 19064. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=ddbf326060Obituary for John "Jack" H. KramerJohn H. (Jack) Kramer, 84, of Nether Providence, most-loved and loving-husband for 61 years of Russell (nee Lee); father of Virginia Jennings and Cynthia Cutrufello (John); grandfather of Lisa Jackson, Emily Tullis, Jake Cutrufello and Samantha Kurzik (Jason). Youngest of 6 children, Jack is also survived by his sister Alice and his 5 nephews and 4 nieces. Relatives, friends and constituents of the “Mayor of Parkridge” will be most welcome at his memorial service to be held Thur., April 3, at 10:30 a.m., with visitation at 9:30 a.m. at Kovacs Funeral Home, 530 W. Woodland Ave., Springfield, PA 19064. Inurnment will be in Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, PAa. In his memory and in lieu of flowers, please contribute to your local animal shelter or your favorite charity.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=63ff325847Obituary for Mary K. LombardiOn March 14, 2014, Mary K. (nee Steele) Lombardi, of Broomall, PA, wife of the late Louis Lombardi, aunt of Patricia Witiw, Joan Golderer, Mary Jane Young, and William C. Young III, great-aunt to 9 great-nieces and nephews, great-great-aunt to 7 great-great-nieces and nephews. Long time secretary/treasurer of the Paxon Hollow Ladies Golf Association. Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Thursday, March 20, afer 9:00 AM at St. Pius X Church, 220 Lawrence Rd., Broomall, PA 19008, immediately followed by her funeral Mass at 10:00 AM. Interment in SS Peter & Paul Cemetery, Springfield, PA.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=f1d9324451Obituary for Jeannette "Jean" ApostoluJean (nee Tustin) Apostolu, 81, of Glen Mills, PA, formerly of Springfield. Born in Philadelphia, she was the wife of Daniel R. Apostolu for 57 years. She is also survived by their son; D. Christian, his wife Maryann Daisley Apostolu, grandchildren, Daniel C., Jr.; Nicholas R., Georgia K.; their daughter, Karen E. McGonigle, son-in-law Patrick McGonigle; two brothers, Howard and Richard Tustin, and a sister, Carole Tustin, a sister-in-law, Virginia Tustin, a brother-in-law, Robert Goodwin, and numerous nieces and nephews. Prior to the birth of their first child, she worked for 10 years as a Secretary/Girl Friday at Piasecki/Boeing Vertol. Jean was a stay at home mom providing a comfortable home for her family in Springfield where they lived for 48 years. Jean directed the church Sunday School, sang in the choir, was an officer in the Springfield Women’s Club, and was a member of the DAR. During these years she developed her talents in gardening and in the intricacies of computers by creating original greeting cards for holidays and spiritual occasions. When the children grew older, she worked as a Real Estate Agent and church secretary. Most recently, one of the joys of her life was working part-time as a cashier at Staples. During the past 12 years at Proclamation Presbyterian Church, Jean had the responsibility for organizing and serving a monthly lunch for the Senior’s group of the church, and also led the Multi-Media Ministry which reproduced tapes, CDs and DVDs of church activities. Jean was known for her generous and loving spirit, and quick wit. She positively influenced many with whom she came in contact. Those who loved her mourn her death, but rejoice with great joy in her new life in heaven with her beloved Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Soli Deo Gloria! Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Sunday, March 16, 2014 from 6 to 8 PM at the Kovacs Funeral Home, Inc., 530 W. Woodland Avenue, Springfield, PA 19064. Also invited to a visitation on Monday, March 17 after 10:00 AM at the Proclamation Presbyterian Church, 278 Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 immediately followed by her funeral service at 11:00 AM. Interment will be in Glenwood Memorial Gardens, Broomall, PA. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Willow Tree Hospice, 616 E. Cypress St., Kennett Square, PA 19348. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=aad5324088Obituary for Carmela C. D'AmicoMrs. Carmela C. (nee Spatea) D’Amico, 85, died on March 9, 2014 at Fair Acres Geriatric Center in Lima, PA after a lengthy illness. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Mrs. D’Amico was a former resident of Florida before moving to Springfield five years ago. The homemaker loved Bingo and was an avid Phillies and Eagles fan. She was devoted to her family. She is survived by her children, Annmarie (Edward) Cunningham of Florida, JoAnn (Guido) Nardi of Springfield, Angela (Frank) Milicia of New Jersey, Angelina (Donna) D’Amico of Pottstown, two sisters, Rita Greco of PA and Rose Kobus of FL, 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Vincent D’Amico in 2008 and a son, John D’Amico in 2007. Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Friday, March 14, from 1:30 PM until the time of her funeral service at 2:30 PM at the Kovacs Funeral Home, Inc., 530 W. Woodland Avenue, Springfield, PA 19064. Interment will be private. Donations in her memory may be made to Fair Acres (Attention: Administration), 340 N. Middletown Road, P. O. Box 496, Lima, PA 19037.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=8104323832Obituary for Jean M. BurrillDUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER THE FUNERAL MASS WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, MARCH 4th at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Springfield, PA. Mrs. Jean M. (nee McCabe) Burrill, 93, died on February 20, 2014 at The Villages, Florida. She was a former long time resident of Springfield. The homemaker was a former member of St. Francis of Assisi Church and also the Over 50 Club. She is survived by a daughter, Donna Ritter, two sons, Douglas and Richard Burrill, 7 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald Burrill in 1979. Funeral Mass on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 10:00 am at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 136 Saxer Avenue, Springfield, PA 19064. Interment will be in SS Peter & Paul Cemetery, Springfield, PA 19064. Donations in her memory may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=33d4322308Obituary for Kathryn R. GriffithOn February 15, 2014, Kathryn R. (nee Morris) Griffith, long time resident of Springfield, PA, beloved wife of the late George F. , loving mother of George F. Jr., American Legion member. Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Thursday, February 20, 2014 after 9:30 am until the time of her funeral service at 10:00 am at the Kovacs Funeral Home, Inc., 530 W. Woodland Avenue, Springfield, PA 19064. Interment in SS Peter & Paul Cemetery, Springfield, PA. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Church, 136 Saxer Avenue, Springfield, PA 19064. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=a2ce321475Obituary for Mary A. FinneganMrs. Mary A. (nee Lahey) Finnegan, 87, died suddenly on February 13, 2014, at her home in Springfield, PA. Born in Darby, PA she was a graduate of Notre Dame High School in Moylan, PA. Mrs. Finnegan was a resident of Springfield for 61 years. She was devoted to her family. Mrs. Finnegan enjoyed decorating her home for every holiday. She loved music and especially enjoyed working in her rose garden and bird watching.- She is survived by 5 daughters, Terry Cutcliff and Joanne Stelzer of Springfield, PA, Eileen Harding of West Grove, PA, and Patti Blood and Maureen LeMaitre of Springfield, PA. She is also survived by a brother, William Lahey of Broomall, PA, 12 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry Finnegan in 2008 and a son, Michael in 2010. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, after 9:00 am at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 136 Saxer Avenue, Springfield, PA 19064 until the time of her funeral Mass at 10:30 AM. Interment will be in St. Denis Cemetery, Havertown, PA. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Church at the above address. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=cf88321299Obituary for Jane S. SwanMrs. Jane (Spear) Swan, 86, died at her home in Springfield, PA on February 13, 2014. Born in Philadelphia, Jane was a graduate of Girls High School and later, Pierce Business School. She was a resident of Springfield for 61 years. Jane was a member of the Covenant United Methodist Church where she was active in many ministries, including the bell choir, Reassurance Committee and the Esther Circle. She was a member of Hancock Church’s bowling league and served others through Meals on Wheels. Jane was devoted to her husband and family, and in return, she was everything to them. Her life was dedicated to family, church, and serving others. She was an accomplished pianist and seamstress; equally at ease camping or going to the symphony. Jane is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Rens H. Swan, her daughters; Bonnie Swan (Carl) of Wilmington, DE, Barbara Swan, of Havertown, Betsy (Kendall) Pritchard of Wellesley, MA, and Beryl (Stephen) Pugliese of Lansdale, PA. Jane is also survived by her grandchildren: Jessica (Kirby) Watkins, William Day; Kristen (Matthew) Hunter, Kathryn Dinkelacker, Caitlyn Groh, Ashley, Kristen Nicole and Kyle Pugliese; Devin, Jennifer, Daniel (Erica) Burnam and Lucinda (Michael) Griffin; her great-grandchildren; Annabella, Anna, Abigail, James and Wiley; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, John Spear and a great-grandson, Alexander Hunter. Relatives and friends are invited to a calling hour from 10:00-11:00 on Saturday February 22nd at Covenant United Methodist Church, 212 W. Springfield Road, Springfield, PA 19064. The Memorial Service will immediately follow at 11:00 am. Interment will be private. Donations in Jane’s memory may be made to the Covenant United Methodist Church Memorial Fund at the above address. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=a240321474Obituary for Barbara A. BaxterDUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER THE FUNERAL HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2014 AT THE SAME TIMES. Barbara Anne (Weaver) Baxter - Loving mother and grandmother, age 81, longtime resident of Media, Tel Hai in Honey Brook and Fair Acres, went home to be with the Lord on Feb 8, 2014. Born to the late Walter Weaver and Catharine (McGehrin) Weaver. Widowed at age 28, she was proud of having raised four children as a single mom. Wife of the late Edward Myers Baxter III. Survivors: Children- Wayne Baxter (Svetlana), Keith Baxter (Marguerite), Glenn Baxter (Sheryl) and Beverly Cline (Mark); 16 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Brothers- Walter, Homer and David Weaver, Sisters- Lois Werner and Lis Rogers. Predeceased by a brother Bob Weaver. Memorial service at Kovacs Funeral Home, Inc., 530 W. Woodland Ave. Springfield, PA 19064 on MONDAY, February 17, 2014. Visitation 9:00AM - 10:00AM followed by the service at 10:00AM. Interment will be in Philadelphia Memorial Park, Frazer, PA. Gifts in her memory may be made to Church of the Saviour - Love in Action Fund, 651 N. Wayne Ave. Wayne, PA 19087http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=cc4d320845