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Charles Thomas Hill, Jr.

Charles Thomas Hill, Jr., Oct. 22, 2009, of Ambler, PA. Beloved husband of the late Sheila (nee FitzGibbon). Dear father of Maureen Haley (Brian), Betsy Young (Kyle) and Suzanne Hill. Loving grandfather of  Michael, Matthew and Catherine Haley and Emma and Molly Young. Also survived by brother, Nicholas B. Hill (Kay) and a sister, Dolly Hill Schnorr (Donald). A mass of christian burial was held at  the Holy Cross Church on October 27. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. For those desiring, donation may be made in his memory to G.U. Cancer Research, Abramson Cancer Center, 3535 Market St., Ste. 750, Phila., Pa, 19014.

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Jane Thomson Angle

Jane Thomson Angle, age 92, passed away on Monday, October 12, at the Highlands retirement community in Wyomissing, PA, surrounded by her family. A graduate of the Stevens School, her childhood home was on Washington Lane, Germantown, near the original location of the Kirk and Nice Funeral Home. The business had been in the Nice family, her mother’s family, since the early 18th century. The Nice family were early settlers who gave their name to the Philadelphia neighborhood, Nicetown. During the  Revolution, a Nice ancestor, a captain in the Pennsylvania Militia, slipped out of British custody before being lynched in Market Square, Germantown for leadership in the American cause. Her father, Charles Thomson, was president of Westcott and Thomson, typographers, a firm that supported Philadelphia’s publishing industry in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Her father was named after his forebear, Charles Thomson, legal representative of the Delaware Tribe, agitator in Philadelphia for American independence, secretary of the Continental Congress, designer of the Great Seal of the United States, and associate of Benjamin Franklin.

Jane Angle was a long term resident of Woodbrook Lane in Mount Airy near Cresheim Creek and of Mermaid Lane in Chestnut Hill. Her children attended Jenks, Chestnut Hill Academy, and Germantown Academy. She volunteered at Germantown Hospital and ran its hospital shop for a number of years. Her survivors are her sons, John and Robert Angle, and grandchildren Christina S. Angle and Charles Thomson Angle. Jane Angle’s ashes were simultaneously interred in the Nice family plot in Ivy Hill Cemetery with those of her husband, John C. Angle, Jr., who had pre-deceased her.




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