Obituaries for Kovacs Funeral Home Obituary for Michael T. PattersonMichael T. Patterson Machinist Mr. Michael T. Patterson, 57, died suddenly on May 16, 2015, at his home in Eddystone, PA. Born in Darby, PA, Mr. Patterson was a 1975 graduate of Springfield High School. He was a lifelong resident of Delaware County. He lived in Eddystone for the last 30 years. He was a machinist with Boeing Aircraft Corporation for 28 years at the Ridley Township plant. He retired in 2011. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and was an avid outdoorsman. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Ava L. (nee Shandrew) Patterson, a step-son, John Murray, three brothers, Edward, William and Paul Patterson, 3 grandchildren, and 5 nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Michael’s life on Thursday, May 21, between 6:00 and 8:00 PM at the Kovacs Funeral Home, Inc., 530 W. Woodland Avenue, Springfield, PA 19064. Interment will be private. www.kovacsfuneralhomeinc.com http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=9209364298Obituary for Frances M. ReidFrances M. Reid Homemaker Mrs. Frances M. (nee Kaszubski) Reid, 81, died on May 2, 2015, in Springfield, PA. Born in Baltimore, MD, Mrs. Reid was a graduate of St. Michael Business School. Before moving to Springfield in 1968 Mrs. Reid was a resident of Philadelphia, PA. She worked as a teller and an IBM machine operator for the former PNB Bank in Philadelphia before becoming a homemaker. Frances was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Springfield where she enjoyed working on many church functions. She enjoyed cooking and baking. She was devoted to her family and friends, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and her beloved dog, Daisy. She is survived by a son, Paul E. Reid and a daughter, Theresa E. Reid, both of Springfield, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Paul D. Reid, and a daughter, Frances A. Hill. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Wednesday, May 6, after 9:30 AM at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 136 Saxer Avenue, Springfield, PA 19064, followed immediately by her funeral Mass at 11:00 AM. Interment will be in SS Peter & Paul Cemetery, Springfield, PA. Donations in her memory may be made to the church named above. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=a99f363259Obituary for William J. SampsonWilliam J. Sampson Diesel Mechanic Mr. William J. Sampson, 68, died on April 26, 2015, at his home in Clifton Heights, PA Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Sampson attended West Catholic High School. He was a resident of Clifton Heights, PA since 1979. Mr. Sampson was an Army veteran, serving during the Viet Nam War. He was a member of the American Legion #227, the AMVETS, and AARP. His favorite holiday was Halloween. He enjoyed fishing, collection coins and guns, and artistic painting. His is survived by a son, William A. Sampson, a daughter, Patricia (nee Sampson) Shay, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was prececeased by his brother, Charles Sampson. Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation on Saturday, May 2, after 10:00 AM at the Kovacs Funeral Home, Inc., 530 W. Woodland Avenue, Sprngfield, PA 19064, followed immediately by his memorial service at 11:00 AM. Interment will be private. Donations in his memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or online at www.woundedwarriorproject.org. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=f1ab362861Obituary for John T. RussellRelatives and friends are invited to his visitation on Thursday, April 23, 2015, after 10:00 AM at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 136 Saxer Avenue, Springfield, PA 19064 followed immediately by his funeral Mass at 11:00 AM. Donations in his memory may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Church at the above address.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=ce15362220Obituary for Carrie K. BallasRelatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Saturday, April 18, 2015, after 11:00 AM at the funeral home, 530 W. Woodland Avenue, Springfield, PA 19064 followed immediately by her funeral service at 12:00 PM. Interment will be private. Donations in her memory may be made to the Therapeutic Recreation Department c/o Saunders House 100 E. Lancaster Avenue Wynnewood, PA 19096 http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=f068361816Obituary for Anthony C. MarinelliMr. Anthony C. Marinelli, 49, died suddenly on April 5, 2015, in Philadelphia, PA. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Marinelli attended South Philadelphia High School. For the last 11 years he was a resident of Springfield. Dearly beloved son of Anthony J. Marinelli and Judith (nee Pugliese) Bonner. Also survived by two uncles, Robert and Edmond Marinelli, three cousins, Robert, Dana, and Jackie (Marinelli) Chandler. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Rose and Joe Pugliese and Guido and Dorothy Marinelli. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Saturday, April 11, 2015, after 10:00 AM at St. Kevin Church, 200 W. Sproul Road, Springfield, PA 19064 followed immediately by his funeral Mass at 11:00 AM. Entombment in SS Peter & Paul Cemetery, Springfield, PA. Donations in his memory may be made to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation in the name of Brayden Chandler (in memory of Anthony C. Marinelli), CHOP Foundation, P. O. Box 781352, Philadelphia, PA 19178. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=5ff8361165Obituary for Donald F. GuntherDonald F. Gunther Banker Mr. Donald F. Gunther, 85, died on April 1, 2015, at the Bryn Mawr Terrace in Bryn Mawr, PA, after a brief illness. Born in Cranford, NJ, Mr. Gunther was a graduate of Marple Newtown High School. He was a resident of Springfield since 1961. Mr. Gunther was a retired Vice President of Girard Trust Bank (Mellon Bank) where he served for 35 years. For the next 13 years he was a real estate appraiser. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Springfield. Mr. Gunther was a veteran serving in the Army Security Agency during the Korean War. He enjoyed photography and model trains as well as gardening and reading, especially about World War II. He also enjoyed sharing sports with his children and grandchildren. He is survived by four sons, Thomas (Patricia), Edward (Marianne), Stephen (Teal), and John (Eiko) Gunther, 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Florence (nee Carroll) Gunther, in 2001, as well as two brothers, Robert and George Gunther. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Tuesday, April 7, after 9:30 AM at the St. Francis of Assisi Church, 136 Saxer Avenue, Springfield, PA 19064, followed immediately by his funeral Mass at 11:00 AM. Interment will be in SS Peter & Paul Cemetery, Springfield, PA. The family extends their appreciation to the Doctors, Nurses, and Caregivers of Bryn Mawr Hospital and Bryn Mawr Terrace for the compassion they bestrowed upon our Father. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, East Central Div., P.O. Box 897,Hershey, PA 17033 or to St. Francis of Assisi Church at the above address.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=a6a9360704Obituary for John H. ChristJohn H. Christ Accountant Mr. John Christ, 85, of Brookhaven, formerly of Springfield, PA, died on March 28, 2015, at the Belvedere Center in Chester, PA, after a long illness. Born in Abington, PA, Mr. Christ was a graduate of Abington High School and later Ursinus College in 1951. Later he received a Master Degree from Temple University. A Springfield resident for 40 years, he moved to a senior citizens community in Brookhaven 7 years ago. He was a Certified Public Accountant and worked for over 25 years as the financial controller in various hospitals which included Frankford Hospital in Philadelphia, Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Upper Darby, Jersey Shore Hospital in Neptune, NJ and American Oncologic Hospital which is now Fox Chase Cancer Center. He taught at the Delaware County Community College in Media. Mr. Christ was a member of Covenant United Methodist Church in Springfield as well as A.A.R.P. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served with the rank of Corporal. He enjoyed singing in churches and playing chess and bridge. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Carolyn (nee Herber) Christ of Brookhaven and one daughter, Kathy Weider of Springfield, PA. He was predeceased by his son, John Robert Christ, in 1999. Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation on Wednesday, April 1, after 10:00 AM at the Covenant United Methodist Church, 212 W. Springfield Road, Springfield, PA 19064. A memorial service will be conducted 11:00 AM. Interment will be private.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=4732360310Obituary for Carolyn C. LarrimoreCarolyn C. Larrimore Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Friday, March 27, 2015, after 10:30 AM at the C.C. Hancock United Methodist Church, 542 Wesley Rd, Springfield, PA 19064 followed by her funeral service at 11:30 AM. Interment will be in Glenwood Memorial Garden, Broomall, PA.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=1358359866Obituary for Loy Marlene BoweLoy Marlene Bowe Mrs. Loy Marlene (nee Wall) Bowe, 80, of Springfield PA died on March 14, 2015 at the Crozer-Keystone Hospice (Ridley Park, PA). Marlene grew up in Chestnut Grove, PA and was a 1951 graduate of DuBois High School. She was a 53 year resident of Springfield, Del Co., PA. She was an x-ray technician before raising her family and later became a medical claims specialist before retiring in 1995. Marlene was a member of the Covenant United Methodist Church in Springfield and enjoyed gardening, decorating, cooking, and playing bridge. Marlene is survived by two brothers, Dr. Rodney Allen Wall of Johnstown, PA and Dr. John Nolan Wall of Cochranton, PA; a daughter, Michelle Leigh Strong of Lansdale, PA; a son, Nathaniel Woodson Bowe IV, and two grandsons, Nathaniel and Christopher, of Colchester, VT. She was predeceased by her husband Nathaniel Woodson Bowe in 1982. Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation at 10:30 AM on Thursday, March 19, 2015 followed immediately by her memorial service at 11:00 AM at Covenant United Methodist Church, 212 W. Springfield Road, Springfield, PA 19064. Donations in her memory may be made to the Chestnut Grove United Methodist Church, P.O. Box G, Chestnut Grove, PA 16838.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=e634359231