Joseph F. Monte - February 25, 2019
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
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
James Gordon - June 12, 2016
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
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
(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
(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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