AHERN, EDWARD JAMES, age 78 on Nov. 30, 2006 of Perkasie, formerly of Phila.; beloved husband of Jacqueline (Shollenberger) for 48 years. Born in Philadelphja, he was a son of the late Edward James Jr. and Catherine (O'Brien) Ahern. Devoted father of 9 children: Patricia Constable (John), Pottstown; Kevin Ahern (Susan), Chalfont; Virginia Croissette (Todd), Quakertown; Michael Ahern (Jennifer), Hatfield; Brian Ahern, Collegeville; Barbara Wertz (Rich), Verona N.J.; Dennis Ahern (Julie) Lansdale; Karen Powers (John), Sellersville; Janet Trull (Drake), Perkiomenville; one sister: Terry Ahern, Newtown Square; and 16 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers: Raymond and Jon, and 2 sisters: Mary Whoriskey and Alice Ahern. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Sat., Dec. 9 at 11:30 AM in St. Agnes Catholic Church, 445 N. Main St., Sellersville. Family and friends may call at the church on Sat. morning from10:00 AM until 11:30 AM. Int. in parish cem. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Monsignor Long Memorial Fund for Catholic Eduational Ministries, c/o St. Agnes Catholic Church, 445 N. Main St., Sellersville, PA 18960 or to the ALS Assn., 321 Norristown Rd., Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002. BETTY MEIER STEELEY FUNERAL HOME, Sellersville. Published in the Philadelphia Inquirer & Philadelphia Daily News on 12/3/2006.