Mary L. Creekmore, 56, well-known Phila. paralegal

Mary L. Creekmore
Mary L. Creekmore
Posted: August 14, 2014

Mary L. Creekmore, 56, of Drexel Hill, a well-known figure in the Philadelphia paralegal community, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, of cancer in the Vitas Hospice at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Darby.

Ms. Creekmore was a past president of the Philadelphia Association of Paralegals and a board member of the National Federation of Paralegal Associations.

She graduated from St. Joseph's University and later returned to her alma mater to teach paralegal ethics. "Ethics was her passion," said Glenn Bennett, her companion of 21 years.

She worked as a paralegal for the Radnor law firm Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP, for 12 years, and before that, spent 11 years working for the law firm Cozen O'Connor.

Born and raised in West Philadelphia, she lived as an adult in Overbrook and Drexel Hill. She was a graduate of West Catholic Girls' High School.

She helped support the local arts and volunteered with WXPN 88.5 FM Public Radio at the University of Pennsylvania. In leisure time, she enjoyed biking, reading, listening to music and traveling.

After she graduated from college, she took the summer off to tour Europe and fell in love with Italy. She went back there three more times, including earlier this year. "She had a wonderful time," said Bennett. "She booked the whole thing herself" and visited towns where her family had roots.

In addition to her companion, she is survived by a sister, a nephew, and a niece.

A viewing Wednesday, Aug. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the D'Anjolell Memorial Home, 2811 W. Chester Pike, Broomall, will be followed by a second viewing Thursday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at St. Donato Church, 403 N. 65th St., Philadelphia. A funeral mass will be said at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial is private.

Donations may be made to the Mary L. Creekmore Paralegal Educational Fund c/o P.O. Box 614, Broomall, Pa. 19008.


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