Obituaries for Kovacs Funeral Home Obituary 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=e634359231Obituary for Lewis R. Krausse, Sr.Lewis R. Krausse, Sr. Plumber Mr. Lewis R. Krausse, Sr., 76, died on February 10, 2015, at his home in Springfield, PA. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Mr. Krausse was a graduate of Media High School. He was a resident of Springfield for 55 years. He was employed at the Fair Acres Geriatric Center in Lima for over 35 years, retiring in 1996. He served in the U. S. Marine Corp. during peace time. Mr. Krausse was a member of AARP. He loved swimming as well as diving, and loved the ocean. As a young man he enjoyed playing softball. He also enjoyed hunting, shooting pool and music. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary (Kemp) Krausse, a son, Lewis R. (Susan) Krausse, Jr. of Plymouth Meeting, PA, a daughter, Mary Lou (Albert) Bosler of Morton, PA, a sister, Elizabeth Loynds of Boothwyn, PA, six grandchildren, Jake, Luke, Kyle, Kasey, Jamie, and Courtney, and two great-grandchildren, Emmalyn and T.J., as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, John and Harold Krausse. Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation on Saturday, February 14, 2015, after 10:00 AM at the Covenant United Methodist Church, 212 W. Springfield Road, Springfield, 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 church named above or to a charity of the donor’s choice. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=ac2a356194Obituary for Michael Leo PacioccoRelatives and friends are invited to his visitation on Thursday, February 12, 2015, after 9:30 AM followed by his funeral Mass at 11:00 AM at the St. Kevin Church, 200 W. Sproul Road, Springfield, PA 19064. Interment will be private.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=e5ad356137Obituary for Eleanor A. MunafoMrs. Eleanor A. (nee Quintile) Munafo, 96, died on February 5, 2015, in Wallingford, PA. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Mrs. Munafo was a graduate of West Philadelphia High School in 1935. She was a resident of Springfield prior to moving to Wallingford seven years ago. The homemaker was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Morton, PA. She was an avid bowler and she loved to cruise and travel. She enjoyed spending summers in Ocean City, NJ. She is survived by a son, Christopher Munafo, three daughters, Patricia Estadt, Jane Liszka, and Maria Love, twelve grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Munafo, in 2001. Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Saturday, February 28, after 9:00 AM at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 2130 Franklin Avenue, Morton, PA 19070, followed immediately by her funeral Mass at 10:00 AM. Interment will be private. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Jude Hospital for Children, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=a23f357363