Obit­u­ar­ies

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Anne Cor­nell “A” Swalm, age 80, of Blue Bell, Pa., lov­ing wife, mother and grand­mother, died Oct. 9, 2012. She was born Anne Cor­nell on Feb. 2, 1932, in der­man­town, Pa.

She is sur­vived by her beloved hus­band, Bill Swalm; her five chil­dren, Wil­liam, Carol go, gac­kee, bliz­a­beth and Laura; and five beau­ti­ful grand­chil­dren. She was daugh­ter to gohn W. Cor­nell

Patricia A. Halde­man, 81, passed away on Sept. 30, 2012.

Patricia was born Sept. 18, 1931, in Philadel­phia, Pa., to Sa­muel and bdith Boyd.

Af­ter grad­u­at­ing from der­man­town High School, she at­tended Lin­den Hall gu­nior Col­lege in Li­titz, Pa., where she grad­u­ated in 1953. While she was in Li­titz she met and mar­ried Orville “aubbs” Halde­man.

They con­tin­ued to re­side

Anne Cor­nell Swalm

gr. Her Fa­ther was pres­i­dent of g.S Cor­nell and Son, Car­pen­ters and Builders, now a part of Philadel­phia his­tory. She was very close to her par­ents and loved them deeply.

The fam­ily will re­ceive friends on Fri­day Oct 19, 2012, from 10-11a.m. at the First Pres­by­te­rian Church in Spring­field. Flour­town, Pa. A funeral to cel­e­brate her life will continue at the church at 11a.m., fol­lowed by her burial at West Lau­rel Hill Ceme­tery. oe­cep­tion to fol­low.

Anne was a grad­u­ate of Centenary gu­nior Col­lege and con­tin­ued her ed­u­ca­tion at Beaver Col­lege, now Ar- ca­dia rniver­sity, where she car­ried on to be an ac­tive mem­ber of her alumni as­so­ci­a­tion.

Af­ter col­lege, Anne be­came an el­e­men­tary teacher for first through fourth grades in Lan­tana, Fla., and aoylestown, Pa. rs­ing her tal­ent to or­ga­nize and cre­ate community, Anne changed ca­reers from teacher to spe­cial events and pub­lic re­la­tions di­rec­tor for Straw­bridge & Cloth­ier, oouse Co. In that ca­pac­ity, she or­ga­nized and di­rected the open­ing of the Ply­mouth Meet­ing Mall and the Neshaminy Mall in 1968.

In 19T2, Anne moved for­ward in her ca­reer as an as-

Patricia A. Halde­man

in Li­titz, where Pat was a home­maker, and her hus­band owned and op­er­ated the War­wick House. They had three daugh­ters. au­r­ing that time she was ac­tive in the Lin­den Hall Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion, along with some of the life­long friends she made at LH.

In 1968 they moved to St. Croix, and then onto out­land, Vt., a few years later to pur­sue other in­ter­ests.

In 19T6, she moved to Flour­town, Pa., and lived there for the last 30 years with her mother. Af­ter her mother’s pass­ing, she moved in with her old­est daugh­ter in West Norriton.

She was an ac­tive parish­ioner and mem­ber of the choir at St. Philip’s bpis­co­pal Church. She also hosted Bi­ble study in her home. Some of her other in­ter­ests in­cluded read­ing, travel, lunch with friends and en­ter­tain­ing friends and fam­ily with her ren­di­tions of oldies love songs. She loved sis­tant to di­rec­tor of de­vel­op­ment at the Pres­by­te­rian rniver­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia Med­i­cal Cen­ter.

With a love for vol­un­teer­ing, she took her in­ter­est one step fur­ther and in 19T4 be­came field di­rec­tor for The Amer­i­can Heart As­so­ci­a­tion.

rs­ing her so­cial skills, pub­lic re­la­tions, and eti­quette knowl­edge, in 1985 Anne co-founded In Bloom Ltd., a day camp for young girls aged 12 to 15. She was an ac­com­plished busi­ness­woman, a lov­ing wife and grand­mother and an ex­em­plary role model for young women.

Anne will be truly missed. to sing. She was a warm, lov­ing per­son who loved life. She had a great at­ti­tude and loved to laugh.

She worked at Chapel Hill Man­u­fac­tur­ing Co. in Ore­land for 30 years. She loved to work and only re­tired to be a care­giver to her mother in later years.

Pat is sur­vived by her three daugh­ters, Kim aavis, aawn Pitt, and Pam Halde­man, and by two grand­chil­dren, ood­ney Maranville and Amanda Pitt.

Funeral ar­range­ments are be­ing han­dled by Craft Funeral Home of br­den­heim, Pa. A memo­rial ser­vice will be held at St Phillips bpis­co­pal Church in Ore­land, Pa, on Oct. 2T, 2012, at 11 a.m.

The in­ter­ment will be pri­vate.

In lieu of flow­ers, the fam­ily asks that you con­sider do­na­tions to St. Philip-in- the- Fields bpis­co­pal Church, 31T Ore­land Mill ooad, Ore­land, PA 190T5.

Cole E. Lux­ton

Cole b. Lux­ton, 15, of Flour­town, died Oct. 9, 2012, at home. He was born May 2, 199T, in Ch­est­nut Hill, the son of aavid and Ch­eryl (La­van) Lux­ton. He grad­u­ated from Saint denevieve School in Flour­town, and was a sopho­more at Spring­field Town­ship High School, where he was a mem­ber of the base­ball and football teams. He at­tended St. denevieve ooman Catholic Church in Flour­town.

Cole is sur­vived by his par­ents, aavid and Ch­eryl of Flour­town, and his brother, Chase. He also leaves his ma­ter­nal grand­par­ents, bd­mund and aorothy La­van, of Lafayette Hill. He is sur­vived by his rn­cle Herb and Aunt ganet Lux­ton as well as by their son, Brian, of dlen­side; his rn­cle Tom and Aunt Vibeke (oensen) La­van and their chil­dren, Ari­anna, goshua, aaniel, Sarah and gor­dan, of Le­high­ton; his Aunt aotti (La­van) Sny­der of Wyn­d­moor; Aunt Lisa La­van of Lafayette Hill; and rn­cle Matt and Aunt Patti (La­van) Tay­lor and their daugh­ter, Paige, of Har­leysville. He is also sur­vived by count­less per­sonal and fam­ily friends by whom, and along with his fam­ily, he was im­mensely loved.

The view­ing was held Tues­day, Oct. 16, from 9-11:30 a.m. at St. denevieve ooman Catholic Church in Flour­town. The funeral Mass was cel­e­brated at 11:30 a.m. fol­lowed by in­ter­ment at Whitemarsh Memo­rial Park Ceme­tery, Limekiln Pike, Ambler.

Lunch re­cep­tion to fol­low at the Flour­town Coun­try Club, 150 McCloskey ooad, Flour­town.

aona­tions can be made to The Shane Hal­li­gan Memo­rial Fund, c/o Hal­li­gan Fam­ily, 301 In­tegrity Av­enue, Ore­land, PA 190T5, www.shane­skind­ness.com.

Per­sonal mes­sages to the fam­ily can be left at www. Sha­eff-My­ers.com.

Ar­range­ments by Sha­ef­fMy­ers Funeral Home.

Anne Cor­nell Swalm

Cole E. Lux­ton

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