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Obituaries

News and tributes about the lives of community members who have recently died.
Skippack Waitress and Perk Valley Grad Dies Suddenly at 48

Skippack Waitress and Perk Valley Grad Dies Suddenly at 48

Lauralee Pursell, a well-known waitress at Chairo’s Pizzeria, suffered an aneurism on Tuesday.
Services Announced for Limerick Crash Victim Stephen Bruno

Services Announced for Limerick Crash Victim Stephen Bruno

Bruno was a teacher at the Western Montgomery County Career and Technology Center, and a former Philadelphia Police Officer.
OBIT: John P. 'Jack' McDermott of Linfield

OBIT: John P. 'Jack' McDermott of Linfield

Services will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Spring City in the Spring.
OBIT: St. Joseph's RCC Parishioner Joseph J. Swider, Sr.

OBIT: St. Joseph's RCC Parishioner Joseph J. Swider, Sr.

Swider lived in Linfield with his wife, Judith.
OBIT: Royersford Fire Co. Captain John G. Hedrick

OBIT: Royersford Fire Co. Captain John G. Hedrick

Hedrick was also an active member of the Royersford Baptist Church.
OBIT: Retired Lower Salford Police Chief

OBIT: Retired Lower Salford Police Chief

Terry Scholl, 72, died Monday shortly after he was admitted into the emergency room.
Long-Time Lower Perk Longhorn Coach William Pergine Dies

Long-Time Lower Perk Longhorn Coach William Pergine Dies

Pergine, a Royersford resident, was a football coach with the Lower Perkiomen Longhorns.
Obit: John Crane, 54, of Collegeville

Obit: John Crane, 54, of Collegeville

Crane was an employee of Wyeth and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals; funds are being raised for the Brain Aneurysm Foundation in Crane's honor.
OBIT: David M. Patti, of Collegeville

OBIT: David M. Patti, of Collegeville

Patti, a Vietnam veteran, was an executive with Greatwide Logistics and drove cars for a local dealership after retirement.
OBIT: EJ Wahl, Pope John Paul II Graduate

OBIT: EJ Wahl, Pope John Paul II Graduate

EJ lost his battle with battle with brain cancer just two months after his high school graduation.
District Justice LeRoy Oelschlager Dies at 85

District Justice LeRoy Oelschlager Dies at 85

Oelschlager, of Green Lane, was the first District Justice in Upper Perkiomen.
Legendary Reporter and Perk Valley Resident John Carlton Dies

Legendary Reporter and Perk Valley Resident John Carlton Dies

Services for Carlton, who was awarded the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Heroism, will be held on Saturday in Schwenksville.
Obituary: Lewis Road Crash Victim Merinda Thompson

Obituary: Lewis Road Crash Victim Merinda Thompson

Thompson, 40, was killed Monday on Lewis Road after being struck by a car.
Obituary for Collegeville's Kenneth McCarraher, Sr.

Obituary for Collegeville's Kenneth McCarraher, Sr.

McCarraher was born in Collegeville; the Army Veteran died in Phoenixville.
Obituary: John A. Runyan

Obituary: John A. Runyan

Runyan passed away on Jan. 7.
Obituary: George D. Hobensack of Skippack

Obituary: George D. Hobensack of Skippack

Hobensack's body was found in his Fort Bevon Road home following a fire in the early hours of Jan. 1.
Obituary: Keith M. Howe

Obituary: Keith M. Howe

Howe was killed in a Skippack car crash earlier this month.
Obituary: Robert S.

Obituary: Robert S."Bobby" Bradbury, Jr. of Schwenksville

The 27-year-old Perkiomen Valley High School graduate died suddenly in New Jersey.