Tom was born on November 2, 1952. He is the son of Joseph J and Delores McGoldrick and the “middle” of 5 boys, followed by 2 girls. Tom grew up in Hatboro, PA, moving to the funeral home with his family in 1972. Tom is a graduate of Archbishop Wood High School and Mount St Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, MD. He attended American Academy McAllister Institute of Mortuary Science. Tom is married to his “high school sweetheart”, Terry Barker. They have made their home in Immaculate Conception parish, raising two sons Thomas Jr, and Timothy. Tom and Terry are blessed with 8 grandchildren.
Tom joined his father, Joseph J McGoldrick at the funeral home in 1975. Together, they served the Jenkintown and surrounding communities until Joe’s death in 2013. Tom then became the sole proprietor until 2015 when McGoldrick’s became part of the Meyers Family of Funeral Homes. Tom remains actively involved and continues as the supervisor of the McGoldrick branch. Tom takes great pride in serving families for over 40 years with compassion, dignity, and professionalism.
Tom is an involved member of Immaculate Conception parish. He is past president of the Jenkintown Lions Club. His passion for sports kept him involved as a player on local softball and pickup basketball leagues around town. Tom was a baseball, soccer and basketball coach in CYO and JYA, serving on the board of JYA for many years. An avid golfer, Tom hopes to continue playing long into retirement but his biggest enjoyment is in spending time with his grandchildren.
The Bacchi Funeral Home was started in 1952 by Russell J. Bacchi and his wife, Mary M. (Melchiorre) Bacchi, one month after they married in Pottstown, PA. They struggled in the beginning, the first year they did only one funeral. Russell and Mary raised four children: Cheryl, Kevin, Darryl and Lorijon. Darryl started helping his father when he was only 15 years old and joined his parents in running the business in 1980, when he became a licensed funeral director. He later opened the first crematory in the area, the King of Prussia Crematory, and later the name of the funeral home was changed to The Bacchi Funeral Home and Crematory, Ltd. Darryl single-handedly ran the business after Russell passed away in 2002 and Mary in 2012.
Darryl R. Bacchi was born and raised in Bridgeport, PA, the third of four children of Russell J. and Mary Bacchi. Darryl is a graduate of Upper Merion High School, and North Hampton PA Mortuary School. He ran The Bacchi Funeral Home with his parents and later opened the King of Prussia Crematory. At the age of 14, Darryl became a junior fireman for the Bridgeport Fire Co. #1, and at 18 became an active firefighter for the Bridgeport and King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Co. His lifelong dream was to be a New York City firefighter. In the 1970’s and 80’s, he rode on Engine 28 and Ladder 11 in Manhattan. For the past 25 years, he has been an honorary member of Squad 252 in Brooklyn, NY. Darryl lost seven close friends from Squad 252 at the World Trade Center and worked at the recovery site for the entire recovery period. He was a member of the former Bridgeport-Upper Merion Lions Club, and a former president of the Holy Name Society of the former Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church for 20 years. He is a current member of the King of Prussia Rotary Club.
Walt J. Meyers Jr. was born June 23, 1945. He is the oldest born to Walt and Eileen. He is a 1959 graduate from St. Leo Parochial School, a 1963 graduate of Father Judge High School, a 1967 Graduate of LaSalle College, and a 1968 Graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. On June 10, 1970, he enlisted in the Air National Guard of New Jersey and as a Reserve of the Air Force where he was decorated with the Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Ribbon, and served in the Vietnam War. He served as a Medic and a weapons Technician. Staff Sergeant Walter J. Meyers, Jr. was honorably discharged of his military services on June 9, 1976. He is a Member and Past Grand Knight of St. Leo’s Knights of Columbus #1294, a Member of St. Leo’s Holy Name Society, St. Leo’s 4th Degree, St. Leo’s Men’s Association, a Member of the William D. Oxley American Legion Post #133 where he served as Finance Officer from 1992 to 2002, and he received a Citation for Meritorious Service for this office held, he is a Member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians Div. #39, he also is a Church Cantor and a Member of St. Leo’s Choir. He currently resides in Philadelphia where he is an active member of St. Leo’s Church.
Francis was born and raised in the Olney section of Philadelphia. Fran is a graduate of Cardinal Dougherty High School class of 1983 and attended Penn State University, Montgomery County Community College and graduated with a degree in Funeral Directing Service from American Academy McAllister Institute in 1987.
Francis began working many years in the Givnish Family Funeral Homes upon graduation. Fran worked at various Givnish Family Funeral Homes in Philadelphia, Montgomery County, Delaware County, Bucks County and New Jersey, before relocating full time to the Mauger-Givnish Funeral Home of Malvern in 2011.
Fran married his high school sweetheart in 1990 and together they raised their 5 children in Drexel Hill. While living in Drexel Hill, Fran was involved and active with his parish, Saint Andrew the Apostle, as an elected member of Parish Council, Pre-Cana, and CYO Treasurer for 10 years. Fran had fun volunteering many countless hours at Saint Andrew’s School fundraisers during the 19 years that his children attended. Fran and Cathy’s children are all graduates of Monsignor Bonner Archbishop Prendergast High School.
Fran and his family moved to Malvern in December 2012. They are members of Saint Patrick’s Church were Fran volunteers as an usher at Sunday masses and is a member of the Knights of Columbus. Fran was elected as President of Malvern Business and Professional Association (MBPA) in 2014 and held that position for 2 consecutive terms until the Spring of 2018. Fran is still an active member of MBPA serving on the Executive Council to the Board. Fran along with his wife and children enjoy living in the Borough of Malvern and have created lasting friendships here in their community.
Since 2016, Francis and his two business partners are now associated with 2 other funeral homes in Montgomery County. The Bacchi Funeral Home in Bridgeport and McGoldrick Funeral Home in Jenkintown. Together they work as a team to provide families with a superior funeral service.
Fran is truly a dedicated funeral director who ensures that each family he has the honor to serve is given the utmost care, respect, and dignity that they deserve.
Timothy J. Meyers was the eighth of nine children to Walter and Eileen Meyers. Tim’s father Walter opened the Walter J. Meyers Funeral Home in 1946 in the Tacony section of Philadelphia. Tim grew up in this area with his family, as his enthusiasm for the field was growing.
Tim is a 1975 graduate of St. Leo’s Parochial School and a 1979 graduate of Father Judge High School. He received an Associate’s Degree from Bucks County Community College and in 1982 graduated from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He was a former member of St. Leo’s Knights of Columbus, and he was his daughter’s little league coach at Vogt Playground.
He currently resides in Bridgeport with his wife, Elizabeth Meyers (nee Sullivan). He is a member of Visitation BVM RC Church, a member of Knights of Columbus 7565, the Rotary Club of Norristown, and the Commercial Club. He served on the Board of the Can-Do Playground in Wilmington, DE, and he was a former member of Brandywine-Naamans Rotary, not to mention a past board member of Sellers Senior Center.
Tim has four daughters who he adores, Lauren Willis, Apryl Jastrzebski, Julia Lownes, and Tori Burns.
He also has four stepchildren, the late Francis Staab, Christopher Staab, Elizabeth Staab and Robert Staab.
Tim and his wife Liz love spending time with all of them, especially their nine grandchildren.
James T. Meyers was born on October 25, 1955. He is the fourth youngest to Walt and Eileen. He is a 1969 Graduate of St. Leo’s Parochial School, a 1973 Graduate of Father Judge High School, received an Associate’s Degree in business management from Bucks County Community College, and a 1981 Graduate of American Academy McAllister Institute of Mortuary Science in NY. On January 15, 1974, he enlisted in the Air Force where he was decorated with the NDSM, AFOUA, AFGCM, and the AFR, he served during the Vietnam War. He served as a Crew Chief on the F4 Fighter Jet. Sergeant James T. Meyers was honorably discharged from the military on January 13, 1978. He is a Member of St. Leo’s Knights of Columbus Council #1294, a 4th Degree Past President of St. Leo’s, a Member of St. John Neumann Assembly, and a Member of William D. Oxley American Legion Post #133 where he has served as Senior Vice Commander. He currently resides in Jenkintown, PA where he is a member of Immaculate Conception BVM Church.
Jim was blessed to meet the love of his life Margaret Lang in 1978. After a short six month romance they were married on October 27, 1978. Margaret and Jim have seven children, twelve grandchildren, and three great Grandchildren.
Margaret is an RN and the quality improvement coordinator for Holy Redeemer’s Home Care in Northeast Philadelphia’s division.
Six of our children have given us grandchildren and of course are our favorites. The other one has some grandchildren to produce if he wants to get back into our good graces!
Heather M. Hughes was born on May 4, 1979. She is the daughter of Joseph D. and Diane J. Hughes of Clarks Summit, PA. Graduating from Abington Heights High School, Class of 1997 than attending Mansfield University graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business, December of 2000. Following her dream of being a funeral director, Heather attended Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science graduating January 2002. Serving her apprenticeship at the Thomas J. Hughes Funeral Home in Scranton, PA. Heather found her way down to Bridgeport, PA in June of 2004, working at the Bacchi Funeral Home & Crematory, Ltd. where she still continues to serve the local communities with compassion and care.
Fran was born and raised in Drexel Hill. He is the son of Fran and Cathy Givnish. Fran is a fourth-generation funeral director.
Following graduating from Monsignor Bonner High School, Fran went on to study at Penn State University. During his time at Penn State, Fran began working for his dad part-time during holiday breaks and over the summer months at the Mauger-Givnish Funeral Home. Shortly thereafter Fran too decided to become a funeral director. He went on to attend Mercer County Community College where he received his Degree in Mortuary Science in May 2018.
The family business continued to grow, and Fran now currently holds the position of supervisor at the Hoffmann Meyers Givnish Funeral Home in Bensalem while continuing to serve the Malvern community with his father at the Mauger-Givnish Funeral Home.
Fran and his wife, Abby, have a son Jameson and are parishioners of Saint Patrick Church in Malvern. Fran is involved in the parish as a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Together with his father, Francis, Sr. Fran has the privilege to provide families in their community with a compassionate and caring service. Fran truly listens and meets all the needs of the families he serves.
Jimmy Aitken was raised in Richboro, PA. He graduated from Council Rock South High School in 2006. Following high school, he graduated from Penn State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology.
Jimmy started working as a funeral assistant for the Meyers and Givnish families in 2021. As a result, he discovered his calling in funeral directing. He enrolled at Mercer County Community College and graduated with his degree in Mortuary Science in May 2023 with honors.
Jimmy's leadership will undoubtedly inspire our team to achieve even more in the future. His abilities and commitment are a great advantage, and we are happy to have him on our team.
Veronica 'Meyers' Wardlow was born on November 1, 1980. She is the second of seven children to Jim and Margaret Meyers. Veronica grew up in the Lawndale section of Philadelphia.
She is a 1995 graduate of Presentation BVM in Cheltenham, PA and a 1999 graduate of Cardinal Dougherty High School in Philadelphia, PA. After attending some college at Cabrini University and after the birth of her first daughter, Juliana, Veronica decided to go back to work with her father in 2009 at the Walter J. Meyers Funeral Home which was located in the Tacony section of Philadelphia.
Once the Meyers family purchased the Joseph J. McGoldrick Funeral Home in Jenkintown, she continued to work between the two homes. Now, both locations being in Jenkintown, she is the office manager of both The Walter J. Meyers Funeral Home and the Joseph J. McGoldrick Funeral Home. She currently resides in Dresher, PA with her fiancé and three children, one daughter aged 16 and two sons ages 13 and 10.
She enjoys watching her kids at all their sporting events and coaching gymnastics in which she has been involved with since age 5 and today is the co-director of Fox Chase Gymnastics in Philadelphia, PA.
Elizabeth Kathryn Staab is the office manager at our Hoffmann Meyers Givnish Funeral Home. Her mother, Elizabeth (nee Sullivan) married Timothy Meyers in 2015.
Elizabeth is a 2002 Pennsbury High School Graduate, followed by her attendance at Bucks County Community College.
The compassion she has for those grieving is one of her strong suits, as she lost her brother in a motorcycle accident when she was 21 years old.
Elizabeth has two children, who are fifteen years apart. When she was teaching one to drive, she was teaching the other how to walk.
Her office experiences and work ethic were something we always admired about her. Having her part of our team in the Bensalem area embraces our commitment to serving our families.
Our Secretary at The Bacchi Funeral Home & Crematory Ltd., is Kathy Goodman. She started in May of 2023.
Kathy was born on March 27, 1968. She was the oldest of four children to Willam and Kathleen Conicelli.
Kathy attended St. Francis of Assisi School for eight years. She graduated from Norristown Area High School.
Kathy has two daughters, Jessica, and Julia. Kathy is a current resident of King of Prussia, PA.