St. Isaac Jogues Council, No. 13716
Wayne, Pennsylvania



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Joseph F. Monte
- February 25, 2019

Joseph F. Monte passed away on February 25, 2019. Born March 21, 1934 and raised in South Philadelphia, he served with the United States Marine Corps in Korea. Joe attended UCLA as a music major, and was a musician for the first part of his career. Later he worked as a sales executive, traveling extensively and visiting numerous countries.

Joe was an active parishioner at St. Isaac Jogues Parish, serving on the Parish Pastoral Council for several years. Joe was also very active as a charter member of the St. Isaac Jogues Council of the Knights of Columbus, where he served as Grand Knight for FY 2007-2009, 2011 and 2017. Joe will be remembered for his congenial and dynamic leadership.

Rev. Edward A. Hamilton
- April 6, 2018

Rev. Edward A. Hamilton passed away on April 6, 2018 at age 90 after a brief illness. Father Hamilton was a devoted, involved and beloved chaplain of the council from 2015 until his passing, and had been active with the council for many years prior to becoming chaplain. He was a wonderful spiritual leader for the council, and was also appreciated for his generosity to the council and to parishioners. Fr. Hamilton was also known for his ability to relate to others with a quick joke or inspiring anecdote. 



James Gordon
- June 12, 2016

James Bernard Gordon passed away on his 94th birthday, June 12th, 2016. He was born and raised in Philadelphia, and was a graduate of Roman Catholic High School and Villanova University, where he received a degree in Chemical Engineering. He served in the military for 3 1/2 years during World War II and worked for 34 years at Koppers Co/Arco Chemical. He is survived by his three children, Margaret Hall (Richard), Patricia Link (Gerard), and Elizabeth McAndrews (Dennis); as well as his 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Anne Kosanovich Gordon.     

Jack W. Johnson II
- January 24, 2016

Jack W. Johnson II passed away Sunday, January 24, 2016. He was a 4th degree Knight of Columbus, and served as Grand Knight of the council in FY 2010. He also held the council offices of Chancellor (FY 2009) and Warden (FY 2008).
Jack was an active member of St. Isaac Jogues Parish, serving as an usher at 10:30 AM Mass, and also serving as Director of Ushers.



Anthony (Tony) A. Aquilante Sr.
- February 17, 2015

Anthony (Tony) A. Aquilante Sr., age 71, passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Tony was husband of Betty Anne and father of Michele (Craig) Ritchie, Anthony Jr., Colleen (Robert) Boselli, Gina (Alex) Corridoni, Tina (Silvio) Correa, Joseph, Michael (Staci), Denise, Daniel, Christopher (Tricia), Dianne (John) Manza, Lisa (Joe) Marchozzi, Tricia (Mark) D'Antonio, Kristen (Brian) Boyer, Angele (Jason) Hunt, and Bethany.
Tony graduated from Conestoga High School in 1961 and earned a degree in accounting from Villanova University. He worked in the family-run business, Aquilante's Modern Meat Market, as a butcher, until he started his catering business, Gourmet Buffets by Anthony Aquilante, in 1972.
He was a man of many talents and enjoyed a variety of hobbies, including collecting antiques and gardening. He was an artist, an accomplished drummer, a connoisseur of wines, and he enjoyed preparing and displaying food. He also was an avid sports fan.

Tony was an active member of St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church in Wayne. As a member of the St. Isaac Jogues Knights of Columbus, Tony provided catering resources for numerous council events. Tony worked with the council on several fundraising projects for the Parish, including several Fall Feasts and the Car & Gas Raffle to benefit the Parish's Youth Program. 

Jeremy M. Blackburn
- December 22, 2012

Honorable (Retired) Jeremy M. Blackburn passed away on December 22, 2012 at age 64. Judge Blackburn was husband of Mary Anne and father of Jacqueline and Christina. He served as District Judge for 18 years in Chester County. During these years he was active in both the State and District Levels of Special Court Judges Association with the Vehicle Code Committee for the Department of Transportation and the Retirements and Benefits Committee for the State Association. He also performed the duties of Treasurer for District 11 of Special Judges Association. The Domestic Violence Center of Chester County recognized Judge Blackburn for partnering to end domestic violence. The March of Dimes of Southeast, PA recognized him for his volunteerism and participation in their annual community walks. Judge Blackburn was active at St. Isaac Jogues Church as an Extraordinary Minister, Lector, Greeter, and was elected twice to the Parish Pastoral Council.

Judge Blackburn was a 4th degree Knight of Columbus and a member of the Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree Team for the State of Pennsylvania. He took a leading role in the council's Baptismal Rose and Altar Server Recognition Programs. Judge Blackburn held the council office of Advocate for 3 years, as well as Council Warden and Council Lecturer in prior years. The council recognized Judge Blackburn as its "Man of the Year" in 2009.    

Edward C. Sweeney Sr.
- November 13, 2009 

Ed Sweeney was born in Brooklyn in 1925. He won a scholarship to Regis High School, the Jesuit College Prep School in New York City. Upon graduation he enlisted in the Navy and spent World War II aboard the destroyer, USS Barton (DD-559) in the Pacific where he served in several major battles. After the war, Ed went back to school on an Army ROTC scholarship at Fordham University. When the Korean War broke out, Ed was sent to war again, this time as an Army anti-aircraft artillery officer. His rank upon discharge was captain.
After the war ended, Ed obtained his master's degree from Fordham and moved to Philadelphia, where he met and married his beloved wife Irene Maguire. Ed spent his career in the group insurance benefits fields, working at Alexander and Alexander, where he rose to rank of vice president. He went on to work in retirement at Cowan and Associates. Ed was active in his church, Maternity BVM in Northeast Philadelphia as a lector and volunteer. He was a little league coach for the Bustleton Bengals organization, avid golfer and lifelong Phillies fan.
Ed lost his wife, Irene in 1992 and his daughter Maura in 2005. He is survived by his son, Edward and daughter-in-law Mary Frances, granddaughter Katie and many nieces and nephews.

Neil G. Duffy
- December 27, 2006

The Honorable Neil G. Duffy was born on April 11, 1916. He last resided in Monmouth Beach, New Jersey, having also lived in Malvern PA.
Neil obtained a J.D. degree from Rutgers Law School, and was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. Neil served as a Superior Court Judge, and was active with several organizations, including the New Jersey State Assembly, New Jersey State Division of Tax Appeals and the State Merit System Board. He was preceded in death by his wife Marion. 



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