Bentley O. Bridges Wednesday, July 24, 1918 - Saturday, August 5, 2017

Passed away on Saturday evening, August 5, 2017 in Broomall Manor Nursing facility. of Woodlyn, formerly of Sharon Hill and Philadelphia. Born In Newport News, VA to the late Jasper L. and Lottie (nee Gill) Owens. During her working years she had worked at various hospitals in Philadelphia. until her retirement. In retirement, she remained active in her community, serving multiple terms as president and treasurer of the tenant council where she lived. She was the recipient of the PA Governor's Award and a member of the Gold Star Wives. As the wife of a WWII & Korean War veteran, Bentley was a traveler, living in places like Germany and Turkey, and visiting Madrid, Florence, Pisa, Tripoli, Athens and Istanbul. Mrs. Bridges was married to the late Thomas Arthur Bridges, II who predeceased her in 1994. She is survived by her children, Thomas A. (Dottie) Bridges, III, of Murphysboro, IL, Benjamin C. (Nancy) Bridges of Falmouth, ME, and Michael D. (Kris) Bridges of Las Vegas, NV, she is also survived by five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.She was predeceased by her siblings, Roy Owens and Thelma Owens Tucker. Relatives and friends are invited to her Liturgical Service on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 11:00 Am in the Frank C. Videon Funeral Home, 2001 Sproul Rd., Broomall, PA, where friends may call after 10:00 AM. Interment will take place at a later date with he husband at Arlington National Cemetery


Rest in peace mom.  You have definetly earned it.  Throughout all of the hello's and goodbye's we've said to each other, the one's on your 99th birthday were the most memorable and made me the most proudest.  Thank you for bringing me into the world, staying the course, and nurturing us all with your sage advice.  No doubt, the one piece of sage advice I will adhere to most often will be to, "take life one day at a time".  As usual, your advice took a little time to sink in, with our sometimes hectic lives, but it rings true today and forever more. 

Kris, Nancy, their family, and I all want to tell you from the bottom of our hearts that we love you and we will miss you greatly.  Heaven is indeed receiving one of its finest souls this week and we have one heck of a void to try to fill here on earth. 

Love Mike