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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.

,n OLHu RI flRwHUV UHPHPbrances in his name to Cen­tre Square Fire Com­pany, 1298 Skip­pack Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422 would be ap­pre­ci­ated by the fam­ily.

Pho­tos and tributes may be shared at www.rrbanFuner­

Ken­neth Ref­s­nider

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.

Tributes and pho­tos may be shared at www.rrbanFuner­

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.


Rita Barry

Ed­ward Ross

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