Posted: January 14, 1994


Francis Hugh Tatreau, 49, of King of Prussia, the president and chief executive officer of Mixmor of Pennsylvania, died of cancer Wednesday at his home.

Since 1978, Mr. Tatreau had headed Mixmor, a manufacturer of industrial mixers in King of Prussia. He joined the California-based firm in 1970 as sales manager.

Mr. Tatreau began his career in sales in the late 1960s at the Philadelphia Gear Corp. He became sales manager and held that position when he left the firm in 1970 to join Mixmor.

Mr. Tatreau was born in Philadelphia and graduated from Cardinal Dougherty High School. He took business courses at Temple University.

Mr. Tatreau served in the Army for three years and in the Army Reserve for more than 10 years with a unit in Philadelphia. He rose to the rank of chief warrant officer.

He is survived by his fiancee, Adele J. Rentschler, and four brothers, Christopher J. Tatreau, Hugh F. Cannon 3d, Michael P. Cannon and John C. Regan.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be said at 10:30 a.m. today at Our Lady of Divine Providence Church, Allendale Road, King of Prussia. Relatives and friends may call at the church after 9:30 a.m. Burial will be private.

Arrangements were made by the John McIlvaine Funeral Home, Philadelphia.


Joseph F. Schown, 94, of Lansdowne, a retired investigator for the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard and a former deputy sheriff of Delaware County, died Monday at a nursing home in Bethlehem.

He lived in Lansdowne for most of his life and worked at the shipyard for 25 years. At the shipyard, he investigated criminal activity. At his retirement in 1969, he received an award for "outstanding investigatory service." Before working at the shipyard, he was a deputy sheriff from 1934 until 1942.

Mr. Schown was born in Lenni, Pa. He was a member of St. Philomena Church, Lansdowne, and the Sons of Italy.

His wife, Amelia Coppa Schown, died in 1990. They had been married for 60 years.

He is survived by four children, Sister Grace Schiavone, Theresa M. Scully, Janet F. Flood and Elaine M. Kranyecz; a sister; six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be said at 11 a.m. today at St. Philomena Church, 41 E. Baltimore Ave. Friends and relatives may call at the church after 10 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Camilla Hall Infirmary, Box 100, Immaculata, Pa. 19345-0100..

Arrangements were made by the M.F. Williams Funeral Home, Clifton Heights.


Thomas James Armstrong Jr., a retired salesman in the meatpacking industry, died Tuesday at his home in Springfield.

For 30 years, Mr. Armstrong was employed in sales by the former Cross Brothers Meat Packers, Philadelphia, until the business closed in the late 1970s.

He then began his career in sales with Swift & Co., where he worked for about 10 years.

Mr. Armstrong was born and raised in Philadelphia. He graduated from West Philadelphia High School and took business administration courses at Long Island University, in Brooklyn, N.Y.

He had lived in Springfield for the last 27 years. He previously lived in Drexel Hill for 11 years.

Mr. Armstrong was a member of the Covenant United Methodist Church, St. Alban Swain Masonic Lodge 529 and the Lu Lu Temple in Plymouth Meeting.

He enjoyed golfing and bowling. In his earlier years, he bowled in leagues through his church and through work.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Jeanne Door Armstrong; a daughter, Melanie Crist, and two brothers.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Covenant United Methodist Church, Springfield. Burial will be private.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Covenant United Methodist Church, 212 W. Springfield Rd. 19064, or the American Heart Association, 408 E. Fourth St., Bridgeport 19405.

Arrangements were made by Frank C. Videon Funeral Home, Broomall.


Elizabeth Ann "Beth" McNally, 33, of Broomall, a former office manager for an appliance dealer, died Tuesday at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

In December, she had undergone a kidney and pancreas transplant.

Miss McNally, a lifelong resident of Broomall, graduated from Cardinal O'Hara High School and attended West Chester University. She later received an associate degree from Delaware County Community College.

Miss McNally was an office manager for about six years for J.S. Alexander Co., a Maytag appliance dealership, which had been in Broomall.

She had been unable to work for the last six years because of illness.

Miss McNally enjoyed reading and music and was a whiz at math, a family member said. She also tutored disadvantaged children in Philadelphia.

She is survived by her parents, Mark G. and Kathryn Grant McNally; a brother, Michael, and a sister, Mary Ellen.

A viewing will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. today at Stretch Funeral Home, 236 E. Eagle Rd., Havertown. A Mass of Christian Burial will be said at 11 a.m. at St. Anastasia Church, 3301 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square. Burial will be in St. Denis Cemetery.

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