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Donald Higgins

Donald A. "AL" Higgins

Sunday, March 12th, 1933 - Sunday, October 4th, 2020
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Donald A. “Al” Higgins, 87 of Folsom, PA, died peacefully on October 4, 2020 at the Crozer Health Hospice Residence at Taylor Hospital. Mr. Higgins was born in Philadelphia, PA, to the late John and Dolores (Coyle) Higgins, and was a resident of Folsom, PA since 1958. A graduate of West Catholic High School, he enlisted and served his country overseas as a sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was employed by the General Electric Corp. for thirty-eight years as a quality controller.

Al enjoyed watching and playing golf, and following horseracing, including at his annual Kentucky Derby gatherings. In retirement he enjoyed time with family and keeping track of his grandchildren’s accomplishments. He proudly displayed photos of, and artwork by, his great-grandchildren throughout his home.

He is predeceased by his beloved wife of 51 years, Jessica Vandevere Higgins, and his siblings, John J. Higgins, Dolores O’Kane, Joseph A. Higgins, Eugene P. Higgins, Anna Marie Handline, Margaret Hough, Thomas D. Higgins, and Rachel J. Puttbach.

He is survived by his daughters, Dana (Kevin) Traynor, Susan (Joseph) Stranix, and Tracey (John) Dudek, and his son, Stephen (Donna) Higgins. Grandfather of Joseph Stranix, Caitlin (Matt) Student, Colleen Young, Daniel (Breanne) Stranix, Ryan Dudek, Jack Traynor, and Jessica Higgins, and great-grandfather to Kayla, Patrick, Daniel, Rory, and Beau.

Visitation will be held Saturday, October 10 from 9-10:15am at Kevin M. Lyons Funeral Service, 202 S. Chester Pike, Glenolden, PA. followed by a funeral service at 10:30 am and internment at SS Peter and Paul Cemetery. Due to the global pandemic, please wear masks and observe social distancing.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be directed to Crozer-Keystone Hospice, 100 West Sproul Rd, Springfield PA 19064
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 10th, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:15am
    When
    Saturday, October 10th, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am
    Location
    Kevin M. Lyons Funeral Service
    Address
    202 S. Chester Pk
    Glenolden, PA 19036-2102
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    Notes
    Due to the global pandemic, please wear masks and observe social distancing.
  • Service

    Saturday, October 10th, 2020 | 10:30am
    When
    Saturday, October 10th, 2020 10:30am
    Location
    Kevin M. Lyons Funeral Service
    Address
    202 S. Chester Pk
    Glenolden, PA 19036-2102
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Due to the global pandemic, please wear masks and observe social distancing.
  • Interment

    Location
    Saints Peter & Paul Cemetery
    Address
    1600 S. Sproul Road
    Springfield, PA. 19064
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Wishing you peace to bring comfort and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. My condolences to Stephen, Donna, and family.
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Dana, Susan, Stephen and Tracy we are so very sad to hear this news. Our hearts go out to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Dana, Susan, Stephen & Tracy, Sending our deepest sympathies at the loss of Your father. Our prayers are with you at this sad time.
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