Michael J. Killian
1929 - 2021
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Killian Michael J. Devoted father, proud Navy veteran, Villanova fan. 91, of Wallingford, formerly of Drexel Hill died Jan. 11, 2021 surrounded by his loving family at the home of his son, Joseph. A member of the "Greatest Generation," Mr. Killian was a true gentleman who was devoted to his family, courageous in service to his country, and an avid Villanova sports fan. Mr. Killian was born on Oct. 27, 1929 on Elfreth's Alley in Philadelphia, the son of Mary and Joseph Killian. He graduated from West Catholic High School in 1947 and from Villanova University in 1952, where he was in the Reserved Officer Training Corps. He remained a lifelong Villanova sports fan. After school, he proudly served in the U.S. Navy, fought in the Korean conflict and was a captain in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He was married for 63 years to Jean (nee O'Connor) who survives him. Their love of family was central to their lives. Mr. Killian worked as an engineer for Philadelphia Electric Company for 35 years, retiring in 1990. Mr. Killian is survived by six children, Katharine Shoff (Tim) of Lancaster, Laura Voigtsberger (David) of Drexel Hill, Barbara Horan (Bob) of Broomall, Joseph (Martina) of Drexel Hill, Bethanne Killian of Springfield and Amy Nardi (John) of Havertown; 10 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, many loving nieces and nephews and several grand dogs and cats. A Funeral Mass for Mr. Killian will take place at 11 A.M. Friday, Jan. 15, at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 1035 Turner Ave., Drexel Hill. Visitation is from 10-10:45 A.M. at the church. Interment is private. Due to the COVID pandemic, masks and social distancing will be required. Contributions in Mr. Killian's name may be made to Providence Animal Center, 555 Sandy Bank Road, Media, PA 19063. Arrangements are made by THE STRETCH FUNERAL HOME. www.stretchfuneralhome.com.

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Published in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Jan. 13, 2021.
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January 18, 2021
My deepest sympathies.May the God of all comfort strengthen the entire family during this time of sorrow. Always remember that God keeps in his memory those whom we lose because they are precious in his eyes (Psalms 116:15)


January 15, 2021
I always enjoyed your company. I remember visiting Rita & Mike was there with his dad watching a Villanova game-Rita said I don't understand what they get out of watching men run up & down the court. Good for a laugh. So sorry. God Bless
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January 14, 2021
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January 14, 2021
My deepest sympathy to the Killian Family for the loss of your loved one, Michael, and pray God gives you comfort, peace and strength.
JW/JKH
January 13, 2021
Mike was a great guy. Will be sadly missed and loved. Prayers and thoughts for Jean and family. Love you Mike.
Mary L. Albertson (Honey)
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