Posted: September 22, 1993


F. Robert Spellman Sr., 77, of Drexel Hill, a retired steamfitter, died Monday at Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital.

Mr. Spellman was born in Carbondale, Pa., and attended Johnson Trade School and the University of Scranton. He served in the Navy's Seabees during World War II.

He was a member of Steamfitters' United Association Local 420, the Commodore Barry Division II of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and American Legion Post 227 in Springfield.

He also was a member of St. Andrews the Apostle Church and De La Salle Council and the Cardinal Dougherty General Assembly of the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his wife, Rita O'Leary Spellman; seven children, Mary S.

Casey, Dennis J., Martin F., F. Robert Jr., Eileen S. McCloskey, Catherine S. Wechsler and Patrick J.; a brother, and 14 grandchildren.

A viewing will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. today at O'Leary Funeral Home, 640 E. Springfield Rd., Springfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be said at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Andrew the Apostle Church, 3500 School Lane, Drexel Hill. Burial will be in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Marple Township.


Albert A. Kaval, 77, of Drexel Hill, a retired personal valet in the physical education department at the University of Pennsylvania, died Sunday at Lankenau Hospital.

Before retiring in 1981, Mr. Kaval worked for 18 years in the gymnasium and pool area at Penn. He assisted in cleaning and maintaining the gym and pool areas.

Before going to work at Penn, he was a punch press operator for many years at I.T.E. Electrical Products, now Siemens Energy & Automation.

He served in the Navy during World War II as a radio repairman.

Mr. Kaval, an Allentown native, grew up in Philadelphia. He was born Albert A. Kavalkovich, changing his name to Kaval in the mid-1940s "because it was easier to write," said his daughter, Marion H. Torchia.

Mr. Kaval moved to Drexel Hill from Philadelphia 22 years ago. His wife of 47 years, Marion H. Leonard Kaval, died in 1985.

He was a communicant of the Church of the Holy Comforter, Drexel Hill. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially gardening, his daughter said.

Besides his daughter, he is survived by two sons, Leonard A. and Albert R.; a brother; a sister; seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Viewing will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Spencer T. Videon Funeral Home, Garrett Road and Shadeland Avenue, Drexel Hill. Mass of Christian Burial will be said at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Church of the Holy Comforter, Bond Avenue and Burmont Road, Drexel Hill, with burial in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to American Cancer Society, 280 N. Providence Rd., Media, Pa. 19063.


Richard Arms Angus, 84, of Paoli, a retired sales consultant in the refrigeration industry who also was active in his church, died Sunday at Paoli Memorial Hospital.

For eight years, until retiring in 1982, Mr. Angus was a self-employed refrigeration sales consultant. Before that, he was a sales representative for the Refrigeration Co. of Philadelphia for 32 years. Before that, he worked in sales for the Curtis Publishing Co. from 1930 to 1942.

Mr. Angus was born and raised in Philadelphia's Center City area and was active with the Trinity Memorial Church there and the Episcopal Diocese of Philadelphia.

For two decades, he was a member of the vestry of Trinity Memorial and was a chairman of the Presiding Bishop's Committee of the Episcopal Diocese.

Mr. Angus served on the board of managers of the Alumni Society of Episcopal Academy. He graduated from the academy in 1924.

Mr. Angus earned a degree in economics from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, and a master's in history from Cornell University.

In the 1940s, he lectured on sales management at Drexel University.

Mr. Angus lived in Paoli since 1965.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Irene Foote Angus; a daughter, Annabel Angus Bixby; four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at Christ Chapel at the Episcopal Academy, 376 Latches Lane, Merion. Burial will be private. Arrangements were by Mauger/Givnish Funeral Home in Malvern.

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