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West Chester resident, Jacqueline Angelucci, 34, earned her angel wings on April 7th, 2021. She was born on September 22, 1986.

Jackie loved her family more than anything else. The beautiful people in her life included her wonderfully funny and compassionate husband, Larry, Jackie’s “mini-me,” daughter Aubrey, and her sweet baby, Bryce, born on her birthday. During the pandemic, Jackie’s loving family lived every moment for each other, generating joy and creating new memories.

Jackie loved to cheer on The Phillies, Flyers, Sixers and most of all, her beloved Philadelphia Eagles. She treasured her personalized Jon Dorenbos video, sent to inspire her in her courageous battle against breast cancer.

She attended as many tailgates and games as she could. Home openers offered Jackie new hope each season. And the Birds winning the Super Bowl was her dream come true.

She loved to travel both inside and outside the United States. Even during her most difficult weeks, Jackie never stopped dreaming up and planning road trips.  Her second home was Ocean City, New Jersey.  She called it her “happy place” because it made her so incredibly happy through the years. This is where Jackie spent most of her summers with her grandparents while working many different jobs on the boardwalk at the shore.

She was an exceptional writer, armed with an uncanny wit, and you’d consider yourself lucky if you ever heard her deliver a speech.

She adored Adam Sandler’s films and music and found humor as a means to endure any suffering.

From a young age, she knew she wanted to help people. A double major in both Psychology and Spanish, she educated, counseled, and was loved by her many students. Social worker by trade, she cared for many families, particularly those with children in crisis. Jackie’s deep reservoir of love and compassion for young people and her concern for their safety and happiness is her lasting legacy to the lives she touched.

Jackie’s most extraordinary gift was her ability to make the people she knew and the people she helped feel as though they were the most important persons in the room.

Over the years, many people claimed her as their “best friend” and she will forever be known as the one and only “Aunt girlfriend”. She possessed a talent for making people laugh and feel cherished. Her sense of humor, luminous smile, and laughter lit up many rooms and softened many hearts.

Jacqueline is survived by her adoring husband, Larry; her beautiful children, Aubrey (13) and Bryce (1); her loving mother, Reina Lori Martinez Mooney; her father, Robert F. Mooney Jr; a brother, Justin Mooney, and “sister” Ressie (Joe) Popowicz. She is also survived by her Nana, Immaculata “Maggie” Martinez. She will also be missed by her many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who will remember Jackie for her endless kindness, honesty and strength.

At her request, there will be a private service for immediate family and friends. A celebration of Jackie’s life will be held in June to remember her and share the laughter that she brought to so many.

Our lives are richer for having known Jackie, with the bright, red lips. Watch over us, Jacqueline, we love you!

“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength and whosoever loves much, performs much and can accomplish much. What is done in love is well done” -Vincent Van Gogh.

Leonard J. Seybold

Lenny was born September 17th 1953 to Rose M. and William R Seybold who predeceased him in death.

Brother of William  A. Seybold (Linda M), loving uncle to Matthew W. (Amy and great uncle to Baby Seybold due in Sept. 2021).

Lenny was a lifelong Tacony resident attending Our Lady of Consolation grade school and Father Judge High School where he graduated in 1971.

He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp serving 5 years attaining the rank of Sergeant while serving in the Marine Air Wing in Okinawa, Miramar and Oceanside California.

Lenny was also a US Postal Carrier for 37 years where he served the people of the neighborhood from the Tacony Post Office.

He followed his dad’s routine of having a box of dog bones with him for all his 4 legged friends on his route.

William J. “Bill” Swahl
June 29, 1943 – March 28, 2021
Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania

William J. Swahl, age 77, of Garnet Valley, PA passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021.

Bill was born in Philadelphia, PA on June 29, 1943, the son of late William and Clara Swahl, and brother of the late Maryanne Carlberg and Rosemarie Courtney.

He attended John Bartram High and then enlisted in the Navy serving on the USS Kohn during the Cuban Missile Crisis.  

Bill began his career as an apprentice with Sun Shipbuilding Company in the early 60’s where he was employed for the next 20 years. He then went on to work at General Dynamics in Massachusetts and returned home to Pennsylvania where he eventually started his own consulting company, Colony Place Consulting. Bill was most proud of his work with Rhoads Industries, helping to grow their business by creating jobs and opportunities all while sharing his knowledge mentoring and nurturing relationships.

Bill loved dancing with his wife Vera, spending time with family and friends and rarely missed an opportunity to play a round of golf.  Over the years, he was a dedicated fan at many of his grandchildren’s sporting events, and in his free time you could find him playing cards & billiards at the Club House with many of his friends at Fox Hill Farms.

Survived by his wife of 55 years, Vera (nee Bonanno) Swahl, his two children, Vera Barnard (Ed), and Bill Swahl (Judy); four grandchildren, Eddie Barnard (Sara), Jenna Barnard, Billy Swahl and Julia Swahl and sister-in-law, Dolores Galloway (Ken).

Maureen March 18, 2021 age 69.  Loving sister of Michael (Marge), Gregory (Susan), Mark (Kathy), Karen and the late Carol (Fran) Bizon. Daughter of the late Joseph V. and Mildred C (nee Thomer) Fitzgerald.

 

In addition to her siblings, Maureen is survived by 5 nieces and 4 nephews and their families.  Also survived by her Fitzgerald and Thomer cousins.

Anthony J. Bukenas, Jr., age 88, died on March 5, 2021.  Born and raised in Philadelphia, Tony moved to National Park after 8th grade and graduated from Woodbury High School in 1950.  He has lived in West Deptford since 1958.  Tony served in the US Navy during the Korean War. He then worked for his father at A.J. Bukenas and Sons. Tony moved the business, Bukenas Service Center to West Deptford, NJ in 1969. Tony’s son’s took over in 1988.  He also worked for Allied Painters Union from 1977, retiring in 1996.  After retirement,

Tony continued to stay active with Bukenas Automotive on a daily basis.

Tony was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He spent summers at his home in Fortescue where he was a member of the Anglers Club.  He was a talented dancer, enjoyed traveling, and spending winters in Mexico with his wife Janice. Most of all, Tony loved being with his family and grandchildren.

He was predeceased in 2007 by his wife of 54 years and the love of his life, Janice Marion (nee Cassady), parents Margaret (nee Matczak) and Anthony J. Bukenas Sr. and brothers John A. and Leonard Bukenas.  

He is survived by his children Cynthia (Michael) Santoro, James, Michael, grandchildren Michael, Andrew and Kevin Santoro, Lauren Bukenas, Michael Jr. and Patrick Bukenas, great grandson Michael J. Bukenas III and sister in law Helene Bukenas.  

Stanley M. Olejniczak, 69, passed away on January 27, 2021 at Penn Presbyterian Hospital. He is survived by his wife Carol Miller, step-son Ryan Miller, brother Dennis Olejniczak, sister-in-law Laura Olejniczak, brother-in-law Christopher Schwamb, nephew Carl Oleniczak and his wife Kristen and their children Cora and Carter, nephew Kyle Olejniczak, nephew-in-law Ben Schwamb and countless treasured friends.

After working as a co-op student at Veda Inc. for five years in the early 1970s, Stanley graduated from Drexel University, 1974, BSEE, (accordion playing made that possible). Stanley continued his career with Veda, and subsequent companies that acquired Veda, for 36 years as a Navy contractor. During his career as an aircraft systems and human systems engineer he provided support to a wide range of Naval aircraft directly to the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). Stanley also served as a consultant to NAVAIR and the Boeing corporation on highly advanced Unmanned Ariel Vehicle (UAV) systems development.

Aside from a successful career, Stanley was afforded the opportunity to travel, and was fortunate to have a cast of characters in his life; his Band of Brothers . . . The Crew. More than anything his decades long friendships were his most treasured possession even when distance kept them apart. It was always obvious when Stan was in the room or on the dance floor. Stan had his own vocabulary which his family and friends grew to understand and use themselves; despite it not being dictionary worthy. Traveling with Stan was always an adventure. He spent countless hours “engineering” the most perfect use of time, logging pages and pages of notes, finding the not so popular and quirky attractions, and of course, ensuring the most bang for the buck. The old cliché a “A Life Well Lived” does apply to Stan. But more so his was a “A Life Well Laughed.” Stanley proudly embraced his Polish heritage and often attributed his quirks to his heritage. Stanley was one of a kind and will be deeply missed.

Winnifred Beatrice Wright Bossard, was born on March 30th, 1939 to the union of Winifred (Champion) Wright and Samuel Oscar Wright Jr. in Camden, South Carolina. She was their second born of their two daughters. Winnie departed this life on January 18th, 2021, at Christiana Care Hospice & Palliative Care, in Wilmington, Delaware.

Raised in the United Methodist tradition, Winnie attended Trinity United Methodist Church in Camden, South Carolina, from an early age and into young adulthood. She attended Jackson Elementary School and then went on to attend and graduate from the prestigious Boylan-Haven Mather Academy in 1956. She advanced her education and graduated from South Carolina State College in Orangeburg, South Carolina, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Business and Secretarial Studies. This put her well on her path of becoming an extraordinary Administrative Assistant and Secretary. We believe she did her student teaching in Denmark, South Carolina and met her future husband, Belasco J. Bossard, “Jack”, during that time.

Winnie and Jack were married on December 21st, 1962, in Camden, South Carolina, and both were employed at Mather Academy. Jack was the basketball coach and taught Science and Physical Education, while Winnie was the Typing and Shorthand teacher. After a few years of teaching at Mather, the couple, along with their first-born son, moved to Lamar, South Carolina, and continued teaching in the school system there. Lamar was a rural town known for producing tobacco, corn, cotton and the Klan. Despite the risk, Winnie and another teacher volunteered to go from home to home of the black tenant farmers to stress the importance of sending their children to school to get an education instead of keeping them at home to harvest crops. By 1967, their second son was born, and with little change in the socio-economic structure in the South, Jack and Winnie were open to consider other options. So, in June of 1969, the family relocated to Dover, Delaware.

Winnie was a devoted mother, loving wife, loyal friend and good neighbor. She quickly adjusted to life in Delaware. She and Jack were well known in the Dover Community. Winnie enjoyed traveling to sporting events, family gatherings, chats with friends, reading, and as a member of Whatcoat United Methodist Church, she managed the newsletter, under the leadership of Reverend Alice J. Ervin and was the Assistant Secretary for the Trustees Board. Winnie was also a Board Member of the Harvest House. She enjoyed taking on leadership roles for initiatives she cared deeply about.

Winnie was employed by the Capital School District and transitioned from being in the classroom to an office position in Administration. She retired after 30 years of dedicated service. Those who knew her understood her love of life, family, and football. Both of her sons played college football, so for eight years, on any given Saturday in the Fall, you would find Winnie traveling to a game. The habit continued as her grandsons played sports too, football, baseball, karate, soccer and lacrosse. In 1977, Winnie, one of the “Lucky 11 of 77” was initiated into the Dover Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Her older sister Beck was present at her initiation ceremony.

In 1979, Winnie welcomed her niece Jackie into Delta land and the legacy continued when her niece, Vanessa, pledged in 1995. Winnie was a Golden Life Member. She served on many committees. As a breast cancer survivor, she was dedicated to the success of the Relay For Life Committee and she also enjoyed serving on the Senior Prom Committee.

She had an incredibly special bond with her niece, Vanessa. She and her husband Jack welcomed Vanessa to live with them every summer from the first grade through the 9th grade and then again after her freshman year in college, thus, creating an unbreakable bond with Vanessa and the Bossard family.

Winnie Wright Bossard was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Rebecca Wright Coote; and her husband, Belasco J. Bossard, Jr. Winnie leaves to mourn and celebrate her home going: her sons, Eric Kurtis Bossard (JoAnne) of Lansdale, Pennsylvania and Bryan Jackson Bossard (Kimber) of Dover, Delaware; nieces Vanessa Michele Wright Adams of Camden, South Carolina and Jacqueline Rutledge of Seneca, South Carolina; grandsons, Brandon, Justin, Connor, Xen and Xyon Bossard; extended family, many friends and Sorors of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

Patrice Jane “Pat” Noonan passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family on January 11, 2021 after a short illness. Pat was born on July 1, 1949 in Wilmington to Carmen and Jayne Jones Stigliano. She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, retired Delaware State Trooper Sgt. Thomas A. Noonan, her children Shane Noonan of Wilmington and Kristen (Craig) Marra of Elkton, beloved grandchildren Alyssa, Kiley & Samantha Noonan, Sadie, Michael & Mattea Marra, her sister, Donna Dill of Newark and sister-in-law Kathleen Hanby of Kennett Square. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, parents-in-law Thomas Sr. and Catherine Noonan, brothers-in-law Michael Dill and Joseph Hanby and many dear friends and family.

Pat grew up in Wilmington and attended St. John the Beloved grade school and John Dickinson high school before graduating from McKean in 1967. She went on to study nursing, graduating from Beebe Hospital School of Nursing in 1970, with her lifelong friends Claire Moffa, Lucy Sturmfelz, Connie Walker, Sue Welsh, and the late Denise Hickman and Bonnie Williams, with whom she laughed and traveled extensively. Pat excelled at her career as an emergency room registered nurse, spending 10 years at the Newark Emergency Room and then 17 more at Christiana Hospital, where she was awarded the Nursing Trauma Service Award. While working, she was the full-time caregiver for her mother, Jayne, whom she adored, until her passing in 1992. After retiring from nursing, she went on to be an active, hands-on grandmother who loved caring for her many beautiful grandchildren.

Pat was an accomplished skier and traveled the world doing so with her family and friends. She also loved the beach, and spent many years vacationing in Rehoboth and the Outer Banks. Many hours of joy were spent by the backyard pool where countless children have learned to swim. Pat was a generous, loving mother and grandmother, and a devoted sister and aunt who played a significant role in the lives of her nieces and nephews. She was an integral part of her Brookhaven neighborhood, forming lifelong friendships that have lasted almost 50 years. She will be greatly missed and has left an indelible mark on all who had the privilege of knowing her.

Paul H. Erdman, age 78, passed away peacefully on January 5, 2021 in the home he built with his father, surrounded by his family.

Paul was a long-time resident of Springfield, PA. After graduating from Landsdowne Aldan high school in 1960 he joined PECO as a lineman where he worked for almost 35 years before retiring in 1994 and was best known as “Tarzan”. Once he retired from PECO, Paul worked as a building inspector for Springfield township and in various subcontracting roles. Paul was very active in the Springfield community. He volunteered with the Springfield Youth Club, coached softball and football teams, and joined the Springfield Fire Company in 1967 where he was a life member. He served as the Chairman of the firehouse Building Committee from 1979 – 1981 and was a member of the Springfield Ambulance Corps. He also volunteered for the United Way.

He was a car enthusiast and was very involved in the Delaware Valley Chapter NCRS and won the Duntov award for the 1961 Covette he refurbished.

Paul was an extremely talented carpenter and electrician. He was a perfectionist and his attention to detail was evident in every project he worked on. Never could it be said that Paul shied away from hard work. He gave his time and expertise to many remodeling jobs throughout the county. He was a visionary, in that after tedious planning, his completed projects reflected the skill and craftsmanship of the man and they have stood the test of time, as he had. He will be sadly missed.

He is predeceased by his father William Erdman, mother Margaret (Cherret) Erdman, and sister Barbara (Donovan) Erdman.

Survivors: Loving husband of Laura (Middleton) Erdman; dear brother of William Erdman (Barbara), cherished father to three children: Chris Kenny (Marty), Jill Hoffner (John), Kevin Erdman, beloved grandfather of Kevin Michael, Taylor, Brandon, Olivia, Connor and Sean and great-grandfather of Corinne.

Kevin C. Neale passed away on November 28, 2020 at the age of 51 and is survived by his children Dylan J. Neale, Sarah E. Neale Maxwell, parents Claude J. Neale and Rosemarie A. (Pellegrino) Neale, sister Adrienne Neale Pechy, and niece Hannah A. Pechy. Kevin was a graduate of Great Valley Senior High School in Malvern, PA and attended Penn State University (Schuylkill campus) and Philadelphia Community College. When Kevin was young, he played soccer and was a boy scout, and achieved the honor of Eagle Scout. Kevin worked as an independent general contractor and in HVAC. He was extremely talented mechanically and loved building and fixing things. He was the kind of person who was always willing to help someone in need in any way he could. Kevin was extremely energetic with a lot of personality; he could talk to anyone about anything. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing and spending time with friends, but most of all loved the time he spent with his two children more than anything else.

Robert L. Goglia (Bob) died Thursday September 3rd 2020.   He died at his home in Sea Isle City NJ with his children by his side after losing his battle with Cancer. Bob was born on September 25, 1933 in Philadelphia, PA.   He married Ella Mae Borromeo in 1964 and raised their 2 children, Michelle and Bob in Malvern PA.  Bob loved his family dearly and his children were his pride and joy.

After graduating from North Catholic High School, Bob joined the United States Air Force where he served his Country for 4 years.  He then went on to earn his Bachelor of Arts Degree from LaSalle.  Bob then earned his certification as a HVAC technician and retired from the Valley Forge Convention Center.

Bob was an avid fisherman and loved spending time on his boat.  He took great pride in taking family and friends out on the ocean for a day of fishing and sunshine.  He was so happy on the water and loved soaking up the sun. He always had a beautiful tan and a big smile even if the fish were not biting.   He read the newspaper and did the crossword puzzle every day.  He loved trips to the Casinos and scratch off lottery tickets provided a great source of entertainment.  He loved food and going out to dinner especially if Gin Martini’s, oysters, steak and ice cream were on the menu.

He was a wonderful listener and made you feel like you were the most important person in the room.  He gave the best advice and had a great sense of humor.  He was a positive influence on everyone he encountered and was a great role model.  He will be remembered for his big heart, warm hugs and zest for life.  God broke our hearts to prove to us that he only takes the best.  May he rest in peace and be forever in our hearts.

All are welcome to pay their respects and offer their condolences at an outside service on Saturday September 19, 2020 at 11am at Philadelphia Memorial Park, 124 Phoenixville Pike, Frazer PA. For Bob’s Sea Isle City Crew, there will be a celebration of his life on Saturday September 26, 2020 at Paddy’s Green located on the corner of 39th Street and Landis Ave, Sea Isle City.   The family will send out details once they are finalized.