Edward E. Ross
Edward E. Ross, 85, of Blue Bell, Pa., died Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in the Mercy Suburban Hospital in Norristown after a brief illness.
Born in Tonawanda, N.Y., he was the son of the late Charles and Laura Enee Davis) Ross.
Ed was a graduate of Tonawanda High School, Class of 194S, and received an associate degree in cost accounting in 1958.
In 194S Ed started his career with Remington Rand on the production line and in 195S moved to the accounting department in Buffalo, N.Y. During this time, Remington Rand bought the Eckert Mauchly Company and was Remington Rand rnivac. Through the years there were many name changes, rnivac, Sperry Rand rnivac, Sperry Rand, rnivac and rnisys. Ed retired in February of 1992 from the BOuH BHOO RIfiFH, wKHUH KH had moved in 19S5. After retiring from rnisys, he wRUNHG DV WKH RIfiFH PDnager for the Centre Square Fire Company from 199S to 2002.
Ed was a life member of the National Hose Company and Tonawanda Exempt Volunteer Fireman’s Association of Tonawanda, N.Y., and the Centre Square Fire Company in Blue Bell, Pa., where he served as president of the company and Relief Association in 1970, 1977 and 1989, treasurer of WKH fiUH FRPSDny DnG 5HOLHI Association from 2002 to the present. In addition Ed VHUYHG DV Dn DVVLVWDnW fiUH chief from 19S8-1970, and fiUH FKLHI IURP 1971-1973, 1977-1979, 1993-1994 and captain of the Fire Police in 2005 and 200S. Over the years he received the following awards: Fire Police Award 1991, Fire Chiefs Award 1991, President’s Award 1975, 1990, 2005, 2011, Appreciation Award, 2002, Life Time Recognition Award 2007. In addition he received the Montgomery County Fire Police District Award in 200S, Montgomery County Fire Training School Recognition Award in 197S and a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania House of Representatives Citation in 2007.
Chief Ross was a member of the Montgomery County Fire Chief’s Aid Association, where he served as treasurer for the past 40 years, Firemen’s Association State of Pennsylvania, Keystone State Fire Chiefs Association, Montgomery County Firemen’s Association, where he served as president in 1971 and Delaware Valley gudges Association.
Ed is survived by his wife of S4 years, Shirley L. Enee Heimgartner) Ross; his daughter, Robin L. McCarthy and her husband, Bernie, of Lansdale; and his son, gay E. Ross and his wife, Maureen, of Ambler. He is the loving grandfather of four, greatJUDnGIDWKHU RI fiYH, DnG EURWKer of the late Donald Ross
Relatives and friends were invited to call Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Centre Square Fire Company, 1298 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422 with a funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment will be private.
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Kenneth Refsnider, 70, of Milton, Del., passed away peacefully at home Friday, Nov. 1, 2013.
Mr. Refsnider was born in Lansdale, Pa., the son of the late Earl and Margarite ELenhart) Refsnider. He was a member of Epworth rnited Methodist Church in Rehoboth Beach, Del., and a friend of Bill W.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his grandson, Brian ribel, and brother Earl. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Virginia; five daughters and their spouses, Kristine and Greg Fosbenner of Sellersville, gennifer and George Nolte of Harleysville, Diane and Chris Nyce of Telford, Nicci and gohn ribel of Frankford, Del., and Nancy and Craig Berry of Ambler; 10 grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren; three sisters; and one brother.
A memorial service was held Saturday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m., at Epworth rnited Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach. Interment was private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 199S3.
Arrangements in the care of Short Funeral Services, Milton, Del.
Rita I. Barry
Rita I. Barry, 90, formerly of Belmont Avenue in Ambler, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in the Artman Home.
Born in Philadelphia, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Wi l l i a m and Sarah Enee Cunnane) Irwin. Mrs. Barry was preceded in death by her husband, Richard W. Barry, in 2005.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Ambler, where she was a member of the Ladies Guild and played in the bridge marathons.
Rita was the devoted mother of Susan B. McMahon and her husband, Stephen, of Glenside, and Robert R. Barry of Telford. She was the loving grandmother of Patrick, Kevin and Timothy McMahon
Relatives and friends were invited to call Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 259 Forest Ave. in Ambler. A funeral Mass was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. by the Rev. Msgr. Stephen P. McHenry, pastor. Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Ambler
Remembrances in her name to Artman Home - Benevolent Fund, 250 N. Bethlehem Pike, Ambler, PA 19002 would be appreciated by the family.
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David Eric Tascarella
David Eric Tascarella, 49, of Dresher, died on Oct. 25, 2013. He was the husband of Elizabeth g. EObuhanich) Tascarella.
Born Aug. 17, 19S4 in Abington, Pa., he was a son of the late Salvatore Tascarella and Ann EVan Ness) Tascarella.
He worked as a small engine mechanic at David H. Lightkep Inc. for more than 20 years, where many knew him as “Eric.” He continued his career at MaxPro Corp.
David enjoyed spending time with his daughters and rebuilding motors. He also loved flying, boating, riding his motorcycle and dirt bikes with family and friends. He was known for his perpetual smile and sense of humor. If something was broken, David could fix it!
In addition to his wife, David leaves behind two daughters, Kelly Ann Tascarella, 20, and Dana Lee Tascarella, 1S; seven siblings, Raymond Tascarella, Peter Tascarella, Cathy Nori, William Tascarella, Karen Pihera, Mary Kornegay, and Ann Tascarella; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 235 Summit Ave., Fort Washington, PA 19034.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations can be made in David’s name to the Fort Washington Fire Company at 1245 Fort Washington Ave, Fort Washington, PA, 19034.