OBITUARY

Maurice W. Midgley

October 14, 1924May 8, 2018
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Maurice W. Midgley died on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at the Holy Redeemer Hospice in Meadowbrook PA. He was ninety-three years of age. Born in East St. Louis IL, he was the son of the late Hugo and Mae Schaefer Midgley. Maurice had lived at the Southampton Estates for the past sixteen years and previously a longtime resident of Bensalem.

Mr. Midgley was a retired Railroad executive. He had been an employee of the Pennsylvania Railroad, Lehigh Railroad and Conrail.

Maurice was a communicant of the Our Lady of Grace Parish and former member of Saint Ephrem Parish in Bensalem. He was a member of Knights of Columbus.

Mr. Midgley had been an excellent baseball player and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. Maurice also enjoyed golfing, bowling, gardening and horseshoes.

Maurice was the beloved husband of Alvera Green Midgley for fifty-five years before her death in 2005. He was the devoted father of Marcia Dechan(Tom) of Media, James Midgley of Marlton NJ, John Midgley (Kathryn) of Royersford and the late Joyce Midgley. He was the loving grandfather Kacie Lynn, Becky, Justin, Andrew, Nathan and David; great grandfather of Natalie, Isabella, Leo, Jack, Josiah, Eliana, Ben and Dominic.

Relatives and Friends are invited to call from 10 AM to 11 AM on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the Saint Ephrem Church, 5400 Hulmeville Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 AM. His interment will follow In Resurrection Cemetery in Bensalem.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Legacy Foundation (on the memo put Southampton Estates in remembrance of Maurice Midgley) 238 Street Road Southampton, PA 18966.

  • FAMILY

  • Hugo W. Midgley, Father
  • Mayne Edna Midgley, Mother
  • Alvera Green Midgley, Wife
  • Macia Dechan, Daughter
  • Tom Dechan, Son-in-law
  • James Midgley, Son
  • John Midgley, Son
  • Kathryn Midgley, Daughter-in-law
  • Joyce Midgley, Daughter
  • He was the loving grandfather Kacie Lynn, Becky, Justin, Andrew, Nathan and David; great grandfather of Natalie, Isabella, Leo, Jack, Josiah, Eliana, Ben and Dominic.
  • DONATIONS

  • Legacy Foundation

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, May 15, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, May 15, 2018
REMEMBERING

Maurice W. Midgley

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Donna Alfiero

May 16, 2018

I knew Mr Midgley for most of my life! I met him and Mom and Joyce many years ago at Holy Family Manor in Bethlehem, PA, I think I was about 13 years old or so.
He became my father-in-law when I turned 20 and married Jim. He was and is very dear to me. He was truly like a Dad to me and we had a very special bond.
He was certainly one of the kindest, giving persons I have ever known.
I truly cherish all the wonderful times I had with Dad and the Midgley family.
It is sad to me that he is gone and especially for his grandchildren ,
but I am truly comforted by the thought of him smiling ear to ear as he is reunited with Mom in heaven!
I am grateful for having him in my life.
Love you always Dad,
Donna

Carol Kasperowitz

May 14, 2018

Pidge was my uncle, and some of my first memories included him. My favorites are of him and Dad playing Ping Pong downstairs in our basement. I remember sitting on the steps, watching them swat the paddles, missing, and laughing. Their reward was always a can of Budweiser. Another memory was bowling. Every time we got together, Pidge and Dad would go bowling, and us kids begged to tag along. One time we got even for not inviting us. My three cousins and I called the bowling ally and asked them to page "Uncle Pidgy". I don't remember what the outcome was, but do know I was scared stiff! I lovingly remember his laugh, especially retelling stories. His eyes got that twinkle, and then the laughter. I remember his cigars, flowered-Hawaiian shirts and hats. I remember when he drove his family cross-country, amazing! I also remember his dear mother, and how she treated me as one of her grandchildren, taking me to the movies and having a banana split with grape soda, what a treat! I will always remember his grace, calmness, seriousness, and humor. I will always remember how he loved my family, especially my dad, calling him "brother". I will miss him. Love, Carol

george garrison

May 13, 2018

DEAR "PIDGE"
WE SHARED A FEW MEMORIES ON CONRAIL. IT WAS MY PLEASURE TO WORK WITH YOU FOR SEVERAL YEARS. I DO NOT KNOW OF A MORE HONORABLE PERSON THEN YOU. AND, WE SHARED MANY TELEPHONE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT (OUR) BELOVED ST. LOUIS CARDINALS. I WILL MISS YOU AND YOUR WISDOM. YOUR GREAT ADVICE. REST IN PEACE DEAR FRIEND. AND KNOW THAT YOU SERVED THE LORD HONORABLY.

GEORGE GARRISON

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