Edward G. Cressman
Edward G. Cressman, age 93, of Ambler, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at Abington Hospital, Lansdale.
Mr. Cressman was born in Conshohocken and had honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. He had worked for the railroad system for many years and had retired to Minnesota. Just five years ago, he moved back to Pennsylvania to be with his family.
Mr. Cressman is the son of the late William and Mary (nee Hennessey) Cressman and is survived by his siblings, Micki Beckwith, Darlene Van Elswyck and Pete Cressman. He is also survived and will be sadly missed by his niece, Berniece Cressman.
Funeral services and interment were held in Pine City, Minn.
To share your loving memories of Ed, please visit www.lifecelebration.com. Family services were under the care of Boyd-Horrox Life Celebration Home, 200 W. Germantown Pike, Norristown. 1-800-GIVNISH.
Rosemary Romasco, 85, of Lafayette Hill, died Feb. 11, 2014, at her home. She was the beloved wife of Joseph D. Romasco for over 53 years.
She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Oct. 31, 1928, to the late Thomas J. and Kathleen M. (Clark) Campbell. Rosemary was a graduate of St. Athanasius Elementary School, Little Flower High School, Chestnut Hill College with a B.A. in sociology, and Loyola University with a M.A. in pastoral studies.
She was employed as a supervisor for Philadelphia Social Services. She also was a real estate agent while living in Norcross, Ga. She and her husband resided in Maple Glen, Pa., Scottsdale, Ariz., Cherry Hill, N.J., and Norcross, Ga., before returning to Pennsylvania in 2012 and settling in Lafayette Hill. She was a devoted Catholic and was formerly a member of St. Alphonsus Church in Maple Glen and All Saints Church in Dunwoody, Ga.
She was very active within her church. She volunteered in numerous capacities including RCIA, Interfaith Outreach Group, where she was founder and helped establish apartments for families in need, Habitat for Humanity, St. Vincent DePaul Society, St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta, Ga., and the Atlanta High Museum of Art, where she was a docent volunteer. She also helped sponsor refugees from Bosnia. Rosemary also enjoyed traveling the world with her husband, Joe.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two children, Cara Peter and husband Robert of North Wales, Joseph Romasco, Jr. and wife Dr. Jill Melsha Romasco of Havertown; two grandchildren, Kathleen Peter and Luca Romasco; a brother, Thomas J. Campbell and wife Tess of Huntingdon Valley; a sister, Kathleen Zeaser and husband Edward of McCormick, S.C.; 12 nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends were invited to her funeral Mass on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Church, 1325 Upper State Road, North Wales. Visitation was from 9:30 to10:30 a.m. at church. Interment was in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Little Flower High School, 1000 W. Lycoming St., Phila., PA 19140; Chestnut Hill College, 9601 Germantown Ave., Phila., PA 19118; or Habitat for Humanity, 270 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 1300, Atlanta, GA 30303.
Condolences may be made at www.ciavarellifuneralhomes.com.
Nancy Bodkin Crosson, daughter of the late Harry J. and Margaret Crosson, peacefully passed away Feb. 13, 2014, at the age of 87.
Nancy was born in Philadelphia, Pa., July 8, 1926. She was raised in Jenkintown, Pa., where she attended Jenkintown High School and was a graduate of Beaver College (now Arcadia University).
She majored in social science at Beaver College, and upon graduation, worked for the Easter Seal Society for nine years. She then moved to the Southeastern PA Chapter of the American Red Cross, where she served as an assistant executive director for community services and was awarded the Tiffany Award for Excellence. In September 1987, Nancy was appointed executive director of the Southeastern PA Chapter of the Ameri- can Red Cross, managing a staff of 700 employees and 20,000 volunteers.
Nancy enjoyed many activities including golf, music, politics and community involvement. She was a member of the Old York Road Country Club and a women’s club champion. She loved to travel and enjoyed many visits to Europe as well a Maine and Stone Harbor, N.J. Nancy loved to sing and play the piano. She enjoyed her annual visits to the Philadelphia Orchestra and Broadway musicals. She participated in the lifelong learning courses offered at local colleges, studying topics such as English, literature, music, world affairs and computer technology.
Nancy served on the board of trustees for Arcadia University and was an active member of ARC Retiree Association, the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Association for Macular Diseases, as well as an advocate for women’s health working with the Montgomery County Health Department and the Women’s Center of Montgomery County. She was a caring and compassionate friend to many and deeply devoted to her family.
Nancy was preceded in death by her brothers, Harry J. and William J. Crosson. She is survived by her sister, Margaret; nieces Constance (Dan) Morse and Dorothy (Stephen) McGlynn; nephews Harry J. III; David H. (Lorraine); and several great-nieces; greatnephews; and many dear friends.
Relatives and friends called Saturday, Feb. 22, after 9:30 a.m., at Immaculate Conception Church, 602 West Ave., Jenkintown, Pa., followed by the memorial Mass at 11 a.m. Internment was private.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Southeaster PA, Chapter of the American Red Cross, 2221 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19103, or to the Catholic Charities Appeal, 222 N. 17th St., Philadelphia, PA. 19103.
Joseph J. McGoldrick Funeral Home, Jenkintown, Pa.