Donald J. Feeser, 77, of Garnet Valley, PA formerly of Collingdale passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2020. Don was born on April 12, 1943 to the late Ralph J. Feeser and Helen Draude Feeser. Don was preceded in death by his sister, Loretta Armstrong; brothers, Ralph Feeser, Jr. and Robert Feeser. Don was a graduate from St. Thomas Moore Catholic High School for boys in 1961. He retired in 2005 after working as a typesetter and proof reader in the printing and publishing industry for many years. He proudly served in the Army’s 1st Cavalry Division during the Vietnam War. He is survived by his partner of 33 years, Josephine M. D’Amico of Springfield, PA; sisters, Jacqueline McCaleb of Phoenixville and Joann Reilly of Pottstown. His Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, June 14th at 10:30am at St. John Fisher Church 4225 Chichester Ave. Upper Chichester, PA. Interment in Lawn Croft Cemetery will follow.
Christopher Abbott, of Media, passed away on June 3, 2021. He was a retired skilled tradesman in the printing industry for Citywide Press in Philadelphia and Armotek Industries in Collingswood, NJ. Chris graduated from St. Robert School in Chester, PA in 1968 and then from St. James High School in 1972 where he was an Advanced Placement Scholar and a member of the school Football Team. Chris then went on to attend the Pennsylvania State University, Delaware County where he participated in the ROTC Program.
He was a member of Nativity BVM parish in Media, PA where he was active in their Rosary at Fair Acres ministry and volunteered at St. John’s Hospice. Chris was also a benefactor of the St. Joseph Indian School in Chamberlain, SD.
In retirement, he was a caregiver for his parents. He was a patron to many causes and needy people near and far. His kindness and generosity had no bounds. He was also a Gift of Life donor. Chris was an avid outdoorsman, bow hunter, motorcyclist, and traveler. He formerly was a Civil War re-enactor and an avid collector of reptiles and amphibians. Well-read, he was knowledgeable about many subjects, including science and nature; history, especially military history; Native American culture and artifacts; religion, and geography. Chris had a blue-collar work ethic coupled with a PhD intellect! Chris possessed clear and practical insights, which he shared freely with others. He loved to hear and share jokes and funny emails.
Chris thoroughly enjoyed a variety of music, especially singers, Melanie, Cat Stevens, and Jim Croce. He listened to music every day and loved to play his guitar. Fond of coffee, pizza, hoagies, and cheese steaks, he was a regular customer of Willow’s Garden Café, Apollo’s, the Court Diner, and of course, Wawa in Media. Chris was a loyal friend to many and a loving father, grandfather, son, brother, and uncle.
He was predeceased by his parents, Maurice W. and Margaret Frances (Joy) Abbott; brothers, William B. Abbott and Maurice E. Abbott; brother-in-law, Timothy Rumsey.
He is survived by his daughter, Rebecca Fulton Highland (Carl); granddaughter, Eva Rose Highland; brothers, Anthony Abbott (Carole), Arthur Abbott, Geoffrey Abbott (Doreen), Gregory Abbott (Fida); sisters, Mary-Joy Grapin (Ronald), Judith Rumsey, and Catherine McKittrick (Dan); many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.
His Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, June 15th at 11am at Nativity BVM Church 30 E. Franklin St. Media, PA 19063. Friends and family are invited to call from 10-11am in church. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Nativity at the above address are appreciated.
Robert C. Ewing, 88 of Brookhaven , passed away on May 31, 2021. Bob was born and educated in Chester. He graduated from Resurrection Grade School and St. James Catholic High School. Bob’s greatest passion was coaching. He began as the freshman football coach at St. James High School. He later was the Head Coach at Cardinal O’Hara High School from 1975-1990. His teams won several division championships, 3 Catholic League titles and 1 City Title. Bob also worked at Sun Oil and then the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City as an Executive Slot Host. He played semi-pro football in the Marcus Hook League.
Bob was married to Bernice Ewing from 1952 until her death in 2016. He was also predeceased by his parents Clyde and Elizabeth (Gill) Ewing, his son Michael, grandson Jeffrey and his sister Audrey Buckalew.
Bob is survived by his son Robert Jr. and his wife Sue, his daughter in law Sharon, 2 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Service on Monday June 7 at 11:00 AM in Carr Funeral Home 935 S. Providence Rd. Wallingford. Friends may call from 9 to 11 AM at the funeral home. Int. private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to Ridley High School Football Boosters or Cardinal O'Hara Athletics is appreciated.
Story in the Delaware County Daily Times is available here: Bob Ewing, Cardinal O'Hara football father figure, dead at 88 | Sports | delcotimes.com
Carmela Gioia, 94, formerly of Southwest Philadelphia passed away on Wednesday, May 26th 2021 at Vitas Hospice in Darby, PA. Carmela was born in Sulmona, Italy. She led an eventful life, surviving Fascism and World War II and the hardships that followed. She and her mom came to America in 1948 and they settled with her sister in Egg Harbor, NJ. She moved to Philadelphia upon her marriage to Frank Gioia in 1952. Carmela was always involved and active. She helped at school, travelled, worked, was a member of several seniors groups and loved going to the casinos. She was a good friend to many. To her family, and many lucky friends, she was the best cook in the world. An illness in 2016 caused her to move in with her daughter in Woodlyn, PA where she spent her remaining years.
She is survived by her son, David (Anne); daughter, Loretta Ciarrocchi (Giovanni); 3 granddaughters, Maria, Elisa, and Christina; 2 nephews, 2 nieces, and 2 great-nephews. Carmela was a true family matriarch, an example of strength, wisdom, and faith and will be deeply missed by her family.
Her funeral services and burial will be held privately.
David Clark Waltman, 80, of Media, Pa passed away on Sunday May 16th. David was born June 6, 1940 in New Cumberland, Pa to the late Everett C. and Elizabeth BranstetterWaltman. He was a 1958 graduate of Central Dauphin High School and went on to receive a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering from Drexel University.He took Graduate Engineering courses at Villanova University and earned his PA Professional Engineering License.
David was a veteran of the US Army Corps of Engineersservingover two years with the HQ 19 General Support Group/ United Nations Command, Seoul, South Korea after gradation from Drexel.
As a civil engineer he worked in several capacities with the US Naval Command for many years. One of his positions was Director of the Public Works Dept at the U.S. Naval Communication Station, Harold E. Holt, Exmouth, Western Australia. He retired in 2001.
David served his community in many ways. He delivered Meals on Wheels, was a member of the Linglestown American Legion Honor Guard, served over 20 years as an usher for the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, was twice president of the Stratford Woods HOA, volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and participated in the car line program at his grandsons’ school.
David was a caring, loving and compassionate man, always putting others before himself. He enjoyed working with his hands and loved to build, design and repair things in his workshop. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marjorie Brandt Waltman; sons, Steven Brandt Waltman (Angela), Kenneth Clark Waltman; grandsons, Andrew Everett Waltman, and Thomas Brandt Waltman; sisters, Christine Seiler (Jay) and Louise Waltman; many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be made to Bayada Hospice, 1400 N. Providence rd. Media, PA 19063; Lewy Body Association, Dementia Society of America, PO Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901; Drexel University – http:Drexel.edu/engineering/alumni/make-a-gift/g