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   The Toppitzer Funeral Home has been part of the Delaware County Community for over 80 years and was founded by George C. Toppitzer, who was an integral part of the Drexel Hill area.
    George was a founding member of the Community Y of Eastern Delaware Co., which has grown to include the Ridley Area Y. Toppitzer Funeral Home, continues to support this valuable asset by providing financial aid and volunteers to their effort. Following George Toppitzer’s death in 1966, the business continued under the supervision of his wife, Catherine M. Toppitzer. Mrs. Toppitzer, a registered nurse as well as a licensed funeral director, worked tirelessly with the Soroptimist Club in providing nursing scholarships to area students.
    The funeral home and its staff continue to be active participants in the community, supporting local auxiliary groups, service clubs, athletic teams and school events. From the earliest days of George Toppitzer, our philosophy has always stressed the personal nature of service. We have rejected offers to be part of a superstore funeral conglomerate and remain a family owned business. Our alliance with Arlington Cemetery has provided our mutual families opportunities of quality and convenience.
    While Toppitzer’s and Arlington are separate business entities, we work together to insure that all your family’s needs are met. At the same time Toppitzer Funeral Home continues to serve families whose cemetery lots are located elsewhere; families who choose to hold services in their church; and families who have come to rely on the personal service of our directors.

Joan M. Hagan

Joan M. Hagan, licensed funeral director and supervisor of Toppitzer Funeral Home, has been a longtime volunteer in the Delaware County Community. Born and raised in Media, she has served her church in music, home visitation and leadership positions. A lifelong Girl Scout, she served as Delaware County's President and volunteers with their canoe team. Joan has been active with the Community Y of Eastern Delaware County as committee member, trustee and former chair of the board. She volunteers and serves on the advisory board of a local elder care facility, has been active politically and served as board member and president of the Media Fellowship House. She is a graduate of Rosemont College, American Academy-McAllister Institute of Mortuary Science and has done graduate work at Neumann University in Pastoral Counseling. She is a member of the Honor Society of Mortuary Studies and has been recognized by the Delaware County Women's Commission as a Woman of Achievement; Joan received the Thanks Badge from the Girl Scouts; was named Volunteer of the Year by the Community Y of Eastern Delaware County and honored by the Y at their annual gala as recipient of the Spirit, Mind & Body Award in 2009. The Hagan Family has been associated with the Toppitzer Funeral Home for almost 60 years.

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