Obituaries for Kovacs Funeral Home Obituary for Lucy F. CiccarelliLucy F. Ciccarelli Bank Teller Mrs. Lucy F. (nee Santoro) Ciccarelli, 88, died suddenly on July 15, 2015, in Rome, Italy while on vacation. Mrs. Ciccarelli was born in Philadelphia and was a graduate of South Philadelphia High School. She was a resident of Springfield since 1981. After moving to Springfield she became a bank teller at the PNC branch at the former Marple-Springfield Office, retiring in 1997. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Springfield before becoming a member of St. Dorothy Church in Drexel Hill. She was devoted to her family. She is survived by three children, Robert (Joan) Ciccarelli, Judith (Louis) Rovner, and Patricia (Frank) Masino, two sisters, Rose Moses and Rita Marcolongo, one brother, Fiore Santoro, six grandchildren, Lauren, Anthony, Alexis, Alex, Harrison, and Amanda and two great-grandchildren, Trey and Marissa. She was predeceased by her husband, Dale, in 1987. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Monday, July 27, 2015, after 6:30 until 9:00 PM at the Kovacs Funeral Home, Inc., 530 W. Woodland Avenue, Springfield, PA 19064. Relatives and friends may also call on Tuesday, July 28, after 9:30 AM at St. Dorothy Church, 4910 Township Line, Drexel Hill, PA 19026, followed immediately by her funeral Mass at 10:30 AM. Interment will be in SS Peter & Paul Cemetery, Springfield, PA. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942 or at stjude.org/memorial. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=d60b369183Obituary for Roger K. ConantRoger K. “Skip” Conant Skip Conant was born in Toledo, Ohio on JanUARY 22, 1930, passed on July 13,2015 at his home and grew up in Drexel Hill, PA. He graduated from Upper Darby High school in 1947, and later attended night school at Temple University. Skip was initially employed by Atlantic Refining Company as a purchasing agent. On Feb 3, 1951 Skip married his sweetheart, Ginny Phillips. They started a family two years later and then moved to Springfield, PA. The Conants were blessed with five daughters, Betsy, Cathy, Carol, Nancy and Christy. Skip was quite active at the Drexel Hill Baptist Church - teaching Sunday school, participating in the young adult group and singing in the choir. Over the years Skip led nature walks at the John Heinz Wildlife Refuge (Tinicum). He also led walks at Eagles Mere, Ricketts Glen, and World's End State Park. Skip was a wonderful naturalist. Music was another one of Skip's passions. He loved all types of music especially Mozart. Skip also had a beautiful tenor voice. He and his wife Ginny sang duets and shared their love of music with their daughters. For many years Skip played softball in the Drexel Hill Baptist Church league. He enjoyed sports including ice hockey, which he coached and played for a number of years. Skip taught at the Main Line Night School after retirement. He taught bird watching, 'Mozart and His Music,' and Civil War History. Skip's classes were very interesting and informative. Many happy summers were spent by the Conant family on Dutch Mountain. It was a blessing for them to travel to north central PA each year where Skip shared his love of nature with others. Skip is survived by his wife Ginny, 5 daughters, 10 grand-children and 3 great-grandchildren. Donations in his memory may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America, 101 Greenwood Ave., Suite 200, Jenkintown, PA 19046 or to the Springfield Baptist Church Deacon's Fund at 184 N. Norwinden Drive, Springfield Pa 19064 Interment was private. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=2e18368601Obituary for Michael L. SengerMichael Senger 1955-2015 Mr Michael L. Senger, 59, died suddenly on June 29,2015 at the Bryn Mawr Hospital in Bryn Mawr Pa. Born In Philadelphia, Mr Senger was a resident of Don Guanella Village in Springfield Pa for over 50 years. He was a great bowler and looked forward to his Monday night bowling outings. He enjoyed listening to music, especially the Beatles and the Monkees. He was a fan of the Munster's & The Three Stooges TV shows. He loved the holidays and enjoyed celebrating them with his family and friends. He is survived by a sister, Kathleen (Terence) McGovern, a niece, Jessica (Kevin) Sauter ; two great nieces, and one great nephew. He was predeceased by his parents, Helen and Louis Senger. Relatives and friends are invitied to his viewing on Monday , July 6. after 9:00 am at Divine Providence Village, 686 Old Marple Rd , Springfield Pa 19064 followed immediately by his funeral mass at 10:00 am. Donations in his memory may be made to the C.K. Center, 20 E Cleveland Ave., Norwood, Pa 19074 http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=788b367775Obituary for Robert H. SmallRobert H. Small Former Springfield Resident Mr. Robert H. Small, 77, died on June 28, 2015 at his home in Broomall, PA after a lengthy illness. Mr. Small was a 1956 graduate of Springfield High School. He was a long time resident of Springfield before moving to Newtown Square and later to Broomall. For 30 years Mr. Small worked at Westinghouse Corporation in Essington in transportation and shipping. Later he became an automobile salesman for over 20 years, retiring in 2007. The Marine veteran served during the Viet Nam War. He was a member of AARP. Mr. Small was an avid sports fan. He especially enjoyed he Phillies. He saw his first game with the Philadelphia “A’s” Athletics. He was famous for his McSmall burgers. He loved horses and enjoyed fly fishing where he made his own flies. He is survived by a son, Ross Small of Broomall, three daughters, Meredith Small of Broomall, Heather Whitman of Downingtown, and Holly Small of Paoli, and five grandchildren, Linda Hart, Gabrielle Hill, Ross Small, Jr., and Ashley and Tyler Whitman. He was predeceased by his wife, Linda Small, in 1991. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 after 7:00 PM at the Kovacs Funeral Home, Inc., 530 W. Woodland Avenue, Springfield, PA 19064. Family and friends are also invited to a viewing at the funeral home on Thursday, July 2 after 9:00 AM followed immediately by his funeral service at 10:00 AM. Interment will be in Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, PA. 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=b057367423Obituary for Richard J. AtchisonRichard J. Atchison Mr. Richard J. Atchison, 82, of Springfield, PA died on June 26, 2015 at Crozer-Keystone Hospice Residence at Taylor Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Southwest Philadelphia, Mr. Atchison graduated from Bartram High School and Pierce Jr. Business College. He was a resident of Philadelphia before moving to Springfield over 45 years ago. He was the owner and operator of Atchison’s Luncheonette in Southwest Philadelphia. He later was employed by Conrail in 1963 until his retirement in 1990. He was a member of the Church of the Redeemer in Springfield. He was a master carpenter as well as a barbeque master. He enjoyed music and was devoted to his family and to maintaining his home. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Susan (nee Mellon) Atchison, two daughters, Jennifer of Germany and Jessica Atchison of Springfield, one son, Jeff Atchison (Michelle) of Paoli, PA, and one cousin, Janet Vincins of Landenberg, PA. Also survived by four grandsons, Alexander and Jacob Barnes, and Brian and Garrett Atchison and several nieces, grand nieces and grand nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, after 7:00 PM at the Kovacs Funeral Home, Inc., 530 W. Woodland Avenue, Springfield, PA 19064. Friends and family are also invited to his visitation on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 after 10:00 AM at the Church of the Redeemer, 145 W. Springfield Road, Springfield, PA followed immediately by his funeral service at 11:00 AM. Entombment will be in Glenwood Memorial Gardens, Broomall, PA. Donations in his memory may be made to the above named church Building Fund at the above listed address or the American Cancer Society, 480 Norristown Road, Suite 150, Blue Bell, PA 19422.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=1209367384Obituary for Diane D. NestorDiane D. Nestor Relatives and friends are invited to her funeral Mass on Thursday, June 25, 2015, at 11:00 am. at St. Malachy Church, 1429 N. 11th St., Philadelphia, PA. Interment will be private.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=cf1a366907Obituary for Rita LaPresteRita LaPreste Homemaker Mrs. Rita (nee Morello) LaPreste died on June 11, 2015 at Bryn Mawr Hospital in Bryn Mawr, PA. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was a former resident of Springfield from 1956 to 1996 before moving to Glen Mills. She moved to Broomall in 2011. The homemaker was a member of St. Cornelius Church in Glen Mills, PA. She enjoyed drawing and sewing. She was an avid nutritionist, exercise guru and gardener. She loved the New Jersey shore and was devoted to her family. For many years she appeared in Polaroid advertisements as Miss Polaroid. She is survived by four daughters, Bunny Torrie of Downingtown, PA, Mary Clipp of Fort Worth, TX, Charlene LaPreste of Media, PA, and Darlene Boose of Glen Mills, PA, six grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, Anthony LaPreste in 2000. Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Saturday, June 20, 2015, after 10:00 AM at the Kovacs Funeral Home, Inc., 530 W. Woodland Ave., Springfield, PA 19064 followed immediately by her funeral service at 11:00 AM. Interment will be in SS Peter & Paul Cemetery, Springfield, PA. Donations in her memory may be made to Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or online at www.woundedwarriorproject.org. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=8c6c366342Obituary for Angelina SantellaAngelina Santella Homemaker Mrs. Angelina Santella, 106, died on June 9, 2015 at Riddle Hospital in Media, PA. Born in Italy, Mrs. Santella came to the United States at 13 years of age. She was a longtime resident of Springfield before moving to Fair Acres Geriatric Center in Media in 2005. She was a member of St. Kevin Church. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, and gardening. She was devoted to her family and enjoyed family gatherings. She is survived by a son, Francis Santella, of Dumfries, VA, two daughters, Carmina Sage of Wallingford, PA and Marie Flannigan of Avalon, NJ, 8 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband of 69 years, Florinto Santella, in 1996. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at St. Kevin Church, 200 W. Sproul Road, Springfield, PA 19064 followed immediately by her funeral Mass. Interment will be at SS Peter & Paul Cemetery, Springfield, PA. Donations in her memory may be made to her longtime favorite charity, the Alzheimers Research Foundation, 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=8cb7366039Obituary for Linda A. KulpLinda A. Kulp Retired Teacher Ms. Linda A. Kulp, 65, died suddenly on June 6 at her home in Springfield, PA. Born in Darby, PA, Ms. Kulp was a 1968 graduate of Springfield High School and a 1972 graduate of Mansfield University. She resided in Springfield for the past 15 years. Ms. Kulp retired from teaching in 2013. She taught for 15 years at the Delaware County Intermediate Unit as a Head Start teacher. She was a member of St. Matthew Church in Springfield where she was very active, serving on various committees and as a Sunday School teacher. She was also a member of AARP and Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA). Beinging an animal lover, she was active with the SPCA. She is survived by a brother, John W. (Barbara) Kulp of Media, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Harry L. and Al C. Kulp as well as her parents. Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Friday, June 12, after 9:00 AM at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 400 Lynbrooke Road, Springfield, PA 19064 followed by her funeral service at 10:00 AM. Interment will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Collingdale, PA. Donations in her memory may be made to the St. Matthew Lutheran Church at the above address. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=876c365958Obituary for Miles F. GliddenMiles F. Glidden Technical Publisher Miles F. Glidden, 79, of Milton, DE formerly of Unionville, PA passed away at Beebe Medical Center on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. He was born in Middleboro, MA son of the late Isabel Carey and Robert N. Glidden. He was preceded in death by a brother, Chales R. Glidden in 2012. Miles was retired from DuPont where he worked as technical publications supervisor at several locations and previously worked for RCA at the Cherry Hill, NJ and Patrick Air Force Base, FL locations. After retirement, Miles continued to pursue his lifelong interest in fine furnituremaking. He enjoyed surf fishing and was a member of NJBBA surf fishing group. Miles is survived by his wife of 34 years, Andrea; a son Robert A Glidden; a daughter, Elizabeth G. Dever and her husband Pat; a daughter, Laura Glidden; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; a sister, Shirley Borders and her husband Dub and four nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 11 a.m. with visitation from 10-11 a.m. at Kovacs Funeral Home, Inc., 530 W. Woodland Avenue, Springfield, PA 19064. Interment will follow services at Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, PA. Contributions may be made in Miles' name to Parkinson's Education and Support Group of Sussex county, P.O. Box 56, Lewes, DE 19958.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=e8ac365290