Elaine F. Bistok

Elaine Marie Farnese Bistok, age 76, of Plymouth Meeting, PA passed away on Monday, September 5, 2022.

She was born in Havertown, PA on August 22, 1946, the daughter of the late Anthony and Mary (Lomas) Farnese.  

Elaine lived in Havertown, Broomall and King of Prussia, PA before moving to Plymouth Meeting, where she has lived since 1981.  She was a parishioner of St. Paul’s RC Church and a member of the former Plymouth Country Club. 

Elaine taught Physical Education at Villa Maria Academy High School, where she also coached Basketball and Field Hockey.  She later worked as an Office Manager for Precision Measurements Corporation and Kremer Eye Institute. 

She was the wife of the late James A. Bistok.

Elaine is survived by four step daughters, Laura (& Greg) Verdone of Antioch, TN, Pamela (the late Jerry) Hannold of Newtown Square, PA, Jennifer Reed of Mechanicsburg, PA and Amy Bistok of Cleveland, OH, and six grandchildren, Harrison, Timothy, Justine, Noah, Tristan and Elizabeth;

sister, Helen (& Richard) Brophy of Broomall and their family, Denise & Pete Sartorelli, Lisa & Mark Haedrich (Brian, Tommy, Shannon), Elaine & Len DeStefano (Jessica and Christopher), Rosy Brophy (Ricky and Kyle);  

sister in law, Eleanor Farnese of Haverford and her family, Carol and Larry Welsh, Rebecca and Matt Devenney and son Matthew, Jennifer and Sam Parker; Bev and Tom Logan, Lisa and Mike Hennessey, Tom Logan, Jon Logan and Kevin Logan. 

Along with her husband and parents, Elaine was preceded in death by her brother, Anthony Farnese, nephew, Richard Brophy, and Goddaughter, Nicole Sartorelli. 

Her Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 10:00 AM from St. Paul's RC Church, 2007 New Hope Street, Norristown, PA 19401.

Relatives and friends are invited to the viewing on Monday, September 12, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM at the Moore, Snear & Ruggiero Funeral Home, 19 East Germantown Pike, East Norriton, PA 19401.

Interment will be private at a later date. 

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Arthritis Foundation or American Heart Association


Arrangements by Moore, Snear & Ruggiero Funeral Home, 19 East Germantown Pike, East Norriton, PA, (610) 277-1600