of Roslyn ,passed away on September 16,2022 at the age of 66. Husband of the late Judith Marie(nee Townsend).
Loving father of Peter (Courtney), Kevin (Heather), Brian and Emily. Also survived by five grandchildren; Claudia,Liam,Eleanor,James and
Margaret. Wayne worked as a city carrier in the Warminster Post Office for 32 years until his retirement in 2017. He served as shop steward for many years and was very active with the National Association of Letter Carriers. Wayne was an enthusiastic asset to Branch 920 and was elected to serve on the executive board as a trustee beginning in 2018.
Please make donations to :
The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research
415 Crossways Park Dr., Suite D
Woodbury, NY 11797

James W. Trochak of Warminster died peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving and devoted family on Wednesday, March 30,2022. He was 54.

James recently retired from the Southampton Post Office after 28 years of service. He was an avid Penn State sports fan and he also enjoyed watching the New York Yankees. He enjoyed time spent at the race track watching the horses, playing golf, and testing his luck at the casino. He especially cherished time spent with family and friends.

In addition to his wife Kim,James is survived by his son Travis, and step children Caitlin Roach,Jenna and Trinity Burns,Tyler, and Cayden. He is also survived by his brothers Marty, Edward, and George Trochak and his sisters Carol Giberson, Patty Boice, Traci Leombruni, and Linda Shicklew.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Penn State Thon at

Alexander (Alex) Kobasa, 99, peacefully fell asleep in the Lord on Thursday the 20th of January at his home in Lansdale, PA.
Beloved husband of the late Helen (Prounchick) Kobasa for 69 years and devoted father to Alexis Puglia (David) and Martha Casassa (John).  Alexander was also the dear “Pop-Pop” of Lauren Bruno (William), Matthew Puglia (Rebecca) and John Casassa, Jr.  On June 8, 2021, he became “Great Grand Pop-Pop” to his first Great-Grandchild Penelope (Poppy) Bruno who brought him great joy.  He was preceded in death by his brothers Daniel, William, and Walter.  He is also survived by multiple loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
Alex was born in Philadelphia on April 26,1922, but the family soon relocated to Lansdale where he became a lifelong resident.  He was a 1940 graduate of Lansdale High School where he excelled in track and cross country and held the 1939 Bux-Mont Cross Country Record. 
Alex worked several years with his brothers at their ESSO Gas Station. Then in 1960 he joined the Lansdale Post Office as a Letter Carrier until his retirement.  He continued as a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers and in 2018 was presented the Gold Card commemorating his 50 years of loyal membership. 
He was a longtime member of St. Michael the Archangel Russian Orthodox Church and was active in the 49er’s Social Club.  He often lent his exceptional handyman skills to projects throughout the church and loved participating in the annual Russian Festival.  For many years he could be found flipping potato pancakes and making funnel cakes in a booth outside with his fellow parishioners.
In addition to always being available as the family and neighborhood “Mr. Fix-It,” Alex also volunteered his time in the Lansdale community.  He ran a dinner program for Montgomery County ARC providing a chance for local residents with intellectual disabilities to socialize and learn kitchen skills.  He also occasionally served as a chaperone for Special Olympics Athletes.  For his efforts, he was awarded the Montgomery County ARC Community Service Award in 1987.
Alex’s happiest moments always involved family.  He enjoyed traveling with his wife Helen, many fun family vacations (especially to Brigantine Island), proudly attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and activities, and family celebrations where he was surrounded by those he loved.
His final years were supported by his dedicated, loving, long-term caregivers and Caring Hospice.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Alexander’s name to St. Michael the Archangel Russian Orthodox Church.

Kenneth Mandes February 18,1962- December 31,2021

Kenneth Mandes,59, of Colmar, passed away suddenly on Friday, December 31,2021 at his home.

Surviving with his wife (Manuela) and mother(Marie) are children, Andrea Mandes, Ashley Gaba, Brandon Mandes, and Christopher Mandes; grandchildren, Aubree,Justin,Vincent, and Connor ; brother, Jeffrey Mandes

In addition to his father(Robert) , he was predeceased by his son, Mark V. Mandes

For many years ,he worked as a letter carrier in the Southampton Post Office.

Kenneth was a loving husband,dad,and pop pop. His family meant everything to him and he will be dearly missed.

Friends and family are invited to call from 5:00-6:00 P.M., Friday January 7th at Huff and Lakjer Funeral Home,701 Derstine Ave, Lansdale, followed by a memorial service at 6:00P.M.

In lieu of flowers, an education fund is being established for Ken’s children. Further information will be provided shortly

Ken’s full obituary is available at

John J. “Jack” Ryan III of Upper Southampton, passed away on Saturday December 18,2021. He is survived by his wife, children,and grandchildren. Jack graduated from William Tenant HS, where he played football all 4 years. He was the president of his 1964 class. An Eagle Scout himself, Jack led Boy Scout Troop 144 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish for many years. He retired after 39 years at the Southampton Post Office. Jack was an avid fix-it man, devoted husband, dedicated father, loyal friend, and a faithful Eagles fan. He was also a proud, honest, and extremely hard working man.

Memorial contributions ,in memory of John Ryan III, may be sent to : American Diabetes Association of Pennsylvania (Eastern) & Delaware. P.O. Box 7023 Merrifield, Virginia 22116-7023

Jack’s full obituary can be found at

David M. Rozzi died on December7,2021 at the age of 65. He was a Newtown resident for over 50 years. David is a graduate of Council Rock High School,class of 1974,. where he played soccer. He loved sports and was an avid Steelers and Penguins fan. David retired as a letter carrier from the Southampton Post Office after 35 years of service. He was an avid reader and studied the Civil War and Gettysburg. He is survived by his mother, wife,children,grandchildren,aunts,and uncle.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday December 18,2021 from 2:00P.M. to 4:00P.M. and to his memorial service at 3P.M. at the Swartz Givnish Funeral Home,323 Washington ave. Newtown, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made ,in his name, to the American Heart Association.

His complete obituary may be found on the Swartz/Givnish of Newtown website

December 3,1933-November 22, 2021

Kenneth A. Hunsicker,formerly of Souderton and Telford, Pa, passed away on Monday, November 22,2021 at Hidden Meadows on the Ridge, Sellersville,Pa. He was 87. A 1951 graduate of Souderton High school , he served in the U.S. Army,Heavy Weapons Infantry from 1956 -1958. He was employed as a city letter carrier in Souderton ,Pa. for 28 years until his retirement in 1995. He enjoyed hunting, fishing reading, taking walks and attending his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Zwingli U.C.C., 350 Wile Ave. Souderton,Pa. 18964 or the Paul Detwiler Memorial Scholarship Fund, Gettysburg College Development & Parent Relations, Attn: Joseph Guerri, 300 Washington St., P.O. Box 423, Gettysburg, Pa. 17325.

Kenneth’s complete obituary is available on the Bernard Suess Funeral Home website.

Michael H. “Mike” Gennaria, husband of Jane Carol (Snuffer) Gennaria age 74, of Spring City, passed away on Thursday
September 9,2021at Phoenixville Hospital.

Mike was born in Norristown, the son of the late Harvey and Caroline (Turssline) Gennaria.

Mike lived all of his life in the Spring Ford area, he was a graduate of Spring Ford High School, he was a veteran of the United States Airforce.

It was not uncommon to see Mike around town as Mike was employed for over 40 years as a Mail Carrier for the United States Postal Service in the Royersford and Limerick community until his retirement.
He also worked part- time as a bartender for the Liberty Fire Company Social Club for many years.

Mike was a member of the Spring Ford Masonic Lodge #553, and member of the Odd Fellows, and Sons of the Union Veterans of Civil War.
He was a member of the Liberty Fire Company, Spring City and The Friendship Fire Company, Royersford, Mike enjoyed playing golf, he was an avid sports fan, especially a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, and he enjoyed baking and most of all he loved his family.
He will be dearly missed by his daughters: Cara Alston (Wilson) and Kim Gennaria, step daughter : Karen Richmond – Mato (Christopher), preceded in death step son: Toby Richmond, step daughter: Tammy Gauger and step son, Kevin Richmond (Annette); Fourteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren; sister: Patricia Weikel (Thomas); Tom Weikel Jr. and Karen Michaels.

A public visitation will be held Wednesday, September 15, 2021 from 12pm to 1:30pm at the Shalkop Grace & Strunk Funeral Home 135 Bridge Street Spring City PA 19475, Graveside Services and Burial will be private in the Limerick Garden of Memories.  Friends and family are invited to Celebrate Mike’s life from 4-8 PM Wednesday, September 15 at the Royersford Fire Department Social Hall 269 Green Street Royersford, PA 19468.   Funeral arrangements are in care of Shalkop Grace & Strunk Funeral Home, on line condolences and obituary can be viewed at

Alphonso L. “Al” Ercolani, a longtime resident of Holland, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 30, 2021 at Neshaminy Manor. He was 80. Al was born and raised in Philadelphia, lived in the Mayfair section of the city and later moved to Holland in Bucks County. He was always a hard worker and proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He later worked for several years at Exide Battery and retired from the Southampton Post Office. After retirement Al loved spending time with his family and had many hobbies to keep him busy. He enjoyed casino trips with his wife Judy and was a history buff and movie fanatic. Al also enjoyed golfing, fishing and reading Stephen King books. He loved jokes, listening to talk radio and Neil Diamond and also enjoyed watching Flyers, Eagles and Phillies games.

Al was the beloved husband for over 58 years to the late Judith M. (Walker) Ercolani and the loving father of Loretta Prichett and her husband Christopher, Kimberly Thompson and her husband Ronald, Michele Parkinson and her husband David, Judith Varian and her husband Kenneth and Alfonso “Chris” Ercolani. He was the proud and devoted grandfather of fifteen and great-grandfather of one. Al is also survived by his sister, Virginia Nelson and his brothers, Robert Ercolani and Michael Ercolani.

His family will receive relatives and friends, Monday, September 20, 2021 from 11:00 AM until his funeral service begins at 12 Noon at Campbell and Thomas Funeral Home, 905 Second Street Pike, Richboro, PA 18954. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Washington Crossing National Cemetery. 

Ervin G. Hohnstock,Jr.

Retired Southhampton letter carrier died on Friday May 28,2021 surrounded by his loving family following a brief battle with cancer. He was 69. Ervin was the loving husband of Victoria Zurybida Hohnstock with whom he had shared just shy of 30 years of marriage, love,and family. Ervin was immensely proud of having served his country with the U.S., Navy during Vietnam and went on to lead a 33 year career as a postal carrier until his retirement. One of Erv’s true passions was golf and in retirement he not only found time to play but also found part-time work as a Golf Ranger for Bucks County Country Club where he ensured that golfers were keeping proper pace of play and were following the rules. Erv was also an avid fan of the Eagles and Flyers and enjoyed bowling and reading the sports page daily. Most of all , Erv will be remembered for his quick wit and zingers that he doled out with no effort. His family was his first priority and had an especially important place in his heart for his four grandchildren. His full obituary can be found at

Branch 920 carrier, Elaine Carter-Butler, passed away from COVID-19 on January 11,2021. She was a wonderful woman who was well liked and respected by her fellow carriers. Please keep her family in your prayers. 

Pamela Elaine Carter-Butler, 64, of Pottstown, PA, peacefully went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, January 11, 2021, at Pottstown Hospital – Tower Health. She was the beautiful wife of Brooke Linn Butler, with whom she shared 19 years of marriage. 

Born in Pottstown, PA, on November 4, 1956, Pamela was the daughter of Dorothy (Carter) (& Leroy) Watson and the late Guy Porter. 

Pamela was a graduate of Pottgrove High School, Class of 1976. She began working at Pennhurst Hospital following graduation before being hired by the U.S. Postal Service where she has been actively employed for the last 35 years. Along with her devotion to Christ, Pam loved to write, sing, cook and spend time with her family, most importantly, her grandchildren. 

In addition to her husband, mother and stepfather, Pamela is lovingly remembered by her children, Kendria Renee Mitchell, Ryan Jay-Keith Butler, and Mercedes Jazzmine Butler; her grandchildren, Brayden Mitchell and Brooklyn Mitchell; her siblings, Larry Carter, Bobby Carter, Mark Carter, Sidney Carter, Keith (& Leticia) Carter, Guy Carter, Kim (& Gaby) Carter, Jay (& Rhonda) Carter, Timothy (& Katarina) Carter; her aunt, Harriet Smith; her cousin, Deborah (& Jack) Marshall; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. 

In addition to her father, Pamela is predeceased by her sister, Kelly Carter-Hernandez. 

Michael Denneny

Michael P. Denneny, age 60, formerly of Hatboro, surrounded by his loving family, pulled out of here to win on April 9, 2019; Michael was a letter carrier in the Hatboro post office  for over 3 decades ; he was a pillar of the Upper Moreland community coaching youth sports; he was known for his quick wit and sense of humor. He is the dear son of the late Thomas and the late Marguerite (nee: Carr); beloved husband of Lisa (nee: Crandley); loving father of Derek, Madalyn, and Georganna Denneny; dear brother of Patricia (late Gerald) Kelly, Thomas (Diane), Brian (Becky), Marguerite (Roy) Rodrigues, Marykate (Ted) Peckham, and the late Colleen; also survived by his 15 loving nieces and nephews, and his dogs Rosalita and Barney. Donations in his memory can be made to Bucks for Kids, P.O. Box 1711, Doylestown, PA. 18901.


This is our friend,co-worker and union brother with his wife , Sue .  Jim Smith(age 57 at the time) fell into a coma on September 30th 2016. He was on his long weekend and went to do some shopping at the local Giant when he suffered a massive stroke. They gave him only a 3% chance of survival. He died on Christmas Eve 2018.  He was 59. Born March 29, 1959, in Hershey, he was a son of late Frederick and Addie (Radcliffe) Smith.  Jimmy was a 1977 Graduate of Palmyra Area High School and was a 1997 graduate of Harrisburg Area Community College, where he received an Associates Degree in Business.  He served in the United States Navy, from 1977-1982 as a Seabee.  Jimmy worked for the United States Postal Service for 30 years of which the past 26 years were at the Lansdale Post Office as a Letter Carrier. Jimmy loved and was loved by his postal family and many residents on his mail route.   Jimmy was a loving, funny, goofy, and energetic husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed the little things in life like: having a cup of coffee in the morning with Sue while watching the birds and walking around the yard looking at his flower beds, making crazy crafts with the kids, writing personal notes to Sue and the kids, singing karaoke, hanging thousands of Christmas lights, creating custom wood pieces, playing washers and ping pong in the backyard while having a beer. Jimmy loved observing nature and cultivating vegetable and flower gardens.Jimmy enjoyed many other hobbies, including spending time with family and friends, hosting pool and holiday parties, grilling “raging cajun chicken”, golfing, bird watching, gardening, ice skating, playing hockey, swimming in the ocean, watching the Philadelphia Flyers, Phillies, and Eagles, and telling long stories! In lieu of flowers, please spend precious time with your families and friends, live and love in each moment, go on dates with your beloved, enjoy the little things in life, laugh daily with your kids, spread love and joy to everyone everywhere, give generously to those less fortunate (Jimmy’s favorite charity was the Smile Train and Operation Smile)


Franklin S. Dell’Aquila, 62, of Royersford, PA and formerly of Washington D.C., died Monday evening, August 8, 2016 in the Seasons Hospice Phoenixville, PA after a brief illness. Frank was born in Pottstown, PA a son to the late John James Dell’Aquila and Dolores (Kirk) Dell’Aquila, he was a 1971 graduate of the former St. Pius High School in Pottstown. Frank lived and worked in Washington D.C. where he was employed for the Secret Service, owned a clothing store and later worked as a hairdresser. He then moved back home and was employed for 10+ years as a letter carrier for the Pottstown Post Office where he retired. Frank enjoyed music, loved to travel, and was an avid gardener.
On a more personal note, Frank was loved by everyone. He had a great sense of humor. He enjoyed socializing with his coworkers. He will be dearly missed by all.


IMG_1543 (4)   David A. Rios

Dave Rios served as union steward in Lansdale for several years. He also served his union as the webmaster for Branch 920 and continued to help his fellow carriers long after he stepped down as steward. Dave secured a sirius radio and paid the costs out of his own pocket for his office for several

years . In addition , he helped many with their computer issues over the years. He retired from the postal service several months ago because of health issues.  He moved to North Carolina to begin his new life. On September 16th he developed an asthma attack which took his life. He was 46 years old.

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