Yvonne DeSantis

YVONNE DESANTIS, 56, OF ROYERSFORD Yvonne (Distel) DeSantis, 56, wife of Ralph J. DeSantis, of Royersford, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, in the Seasons Hospice at Phoenixville Hospital. Born in Roxborough, she was the child of the late Richard and Magda (Widman) Distel. Mrs. DeSantis was a 1973 graduate of Roxborough High School and was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Royersford. She met her husband when she was employed at Sharp Corp. in Conshohocken in 1979. During the 80's, she and her husband owned and operated a merchandising business at many local flea markets. She was a very active "team mom" during the 90's, as she raised her children, cheered on her children and others, and volunteered with school activities. From the 2000's until her retirement, she was employed as a pet sitter for Carol's Critter Sitters. Yvonne was an avid wildlife lover, who enjoyed her fishpond, birdfeeders and gardening in her own "biome" in her backyard. In addition to her loving husband, Mrs. DeSantis is survived by her children, Angelina M. DeSantis, of Royersford, Natalie N. DeSantis, of Royersford, Matthew Watson, of Seaside Heights, NJ and Ralph J. DeSantis, of Spring City; and her grandchildren, Logan Watson and Lindsay, Ralph, and Victor DeSantis. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Michael DeSantis. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral service at the Cattermole-Klotzbach Funeral Home, 600 Washington Street, Royersford, on Monday, June 25, 2012, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Peter J. DiMaria, officiating. Interment will follow in the Calvary Cemetery, Conshohocken, with the Rev. Gasper A. Genuardi officiating. Friends will be received from 9-11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made in Yvonne's name to the Seasons Hospice Foundation, 700 S. Henderson Road, Suite 225, King of Prussia, PA 19406. Condolences may be offered online at www.RoyersfordFuneralHome.com.

Published in The Mercury on June 22, 2012