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About Givnish Funeral Homes

On behalf of Life Celebration, I would like to thank you for your trust and provide some information on what you can expect from us. Our goal is simple - to get to know you and your family so we may provide the highest level of care in a way that is best for everyone involved. It is our pledge to do everything we can to provide you peace of mind as your family transitions through the time ahead. Again, thank you for your trust and confidence in us. If you have any questions about your loved one’s care, please do not hesitate to call me at 855-717-5224.

Sincerely,
John F. Givnish


Our Obituaries

Ana B. Vazquez

February 18, 2018

Ana B. Vazquez passed away on February 18, 2018 at the age of 74. Beloved mother of Sonia Ramos-Smith (Joseph). She is also survived by her sister, Teresa DeJesus and her brothers, Marcos Vazquez (Petra), Jose Vazquez and Tomas Vazquez (Gladys). She was preceded in death by her parents, 9 siblings and her grandson, Joshua Smith. Relatives and friends are invited to Ana's Life Celebration...
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Catherine Theresa Coyle

July 11, 1935 - February 17, 2018

Catherine was born in Philadelphia on July 11, 1935 and passed away February 17, 2018 in the Fox Chase section of Philadelphia. She was one of thirteen children born to Anna and Peter Coyle. Catherine grew up and attended St. Joan of Arc School, where she later worked for many years in the parish rectory. She will be joined in heaven by Brothers George, John, Pat, James, William, Edward and...
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Michelle I. (nee Krull) Palermi

February 16, 2018

Michelle I. Palermi (nee Krull) age 57 of Philadelphia passed away suddenly on February 16, 2018. Michelle was the beloved wife of the late Rick and loving mother of Melissa and Eric. Also surviving are many cousins. Our mom was born in Brooklyn, NY on August 23rd, 1960. She lived many places including New York, Arizona, Atlantic City, and Philadelphia. Our mom was friendly to anyone she met...
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Genevieve (nee Moody) Gerace

February 15, 2018

GERACE Genevieve (nee Moody) of Philadelphia, on February 15th at the age of 72. Survived by her loving husband Salvatore of 57 years. Daughter of the late John and Lydia Moody. Caring sister to William (Peggy), and the late John and James Moody. Sister in law of Phyllis Lynch, Marguerite Wilkinson, and Rose Strain. Genevieve leaves behind an impressive legacy in her three children; Peter M...
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Elaine M. (nee Ferrell) Schuman

February 14, 2018

Elaine M. Schuman (nee Ferrell) died Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, PA. She was 61 years old. Beloved wife of 42 years to Joseph S. Schuman. Loving mother of Joseph J. Schuman, Kelly Ann Owens (Hugh), Christopher J. Schuman (Jessica) and Matthew J. Schuman. Dear daughter of Agnes (nee Lombardo) Myers. Sister of Thomas Ferrell, Dennis Ferrell and the late...
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Steven William Taylor

February 14, 2018

TAYLOR Steven William, on Feb. 13, 2018, age 36. Loving son of Elaine M. Birnbaum and Gary Taylor, step-son of Edward Birnbaum. Dear father of, Nathan, Nicholas and Madelynn Taylor. Brother of Tracy, Shane, step brother of Michael and David. Family and friends are invited to Steven's Life Celebration Sunday 2/18/18 after 2pm followed by his Funeral Service 3pm. Interment private.
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Jozef E. Przepiorka

February 6, 2018

PRZEPIORKA Jozef E., on Feb. 6, 2018, age 90. Loving father of Joseph, Elizabeth "Lisa", and John Przepiorka(Mary Elizabeth "Beth"). Cherished grandfather of 8, he was the last of 7 siblings and a member of the Polish Home Assoc. Family and friends are invited to Jozef's Life Celebration Fri.6-8:30pm and Sat. 8-9 am from John F. Givnish of Academy Road, 10975 Academy Road, Phila. Pa. 19154 and...
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William H. "Bill" Mahon

February 4, 2018

William H. "Bill" Mahon passed away at the age of 87 on Super Bowl Sunday, February 4, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Bill was born on his mother's birthday in Roxborough PA. He is survived by his children, Bill (Trish), Rachael Hicks (Craig), Teresa Welsh (Mark), and Raymond (Debbie). He was the proud grandfather of Daniel (1984-2005) and will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren,...
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Jewell B. (nee Ketron) Donnelly

February 3, 2018

Jewell B. (nee Ketron) Donnelly passed away Saturday, February 3rd, 2018, at the age of 94. Born in Fall Branch, TN to the late Robert and Dona Ketron, Jewell was the valedictorian of her high school class. During World War II, she proudly served her country as a member of "WAVES", Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service, which was the women's branch of the United States Naval Reserve. ...
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Elizabeth M. (nee Muller) Reese

February 3, 2018

Elizabeth M. Reese "Betty" (nee Muller), of Philadelphia, age 84, passed away on February 3, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Betty is predeceased by her husband Harry Charles Reese "Bud"; her son Richard Reese (Eileen); her parents Joseph and Mary (nee Gorman) Muller; and her sister Joan Vogel (Jack). Betty is survived by her children Elizabeth "Cookie" Walton (Connell), and Mary Jackson ...
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Michelina L. (nee Settefrati) Melnyk

February 3, 2018

Michelina L. Melnyk (nee Settefrati), of Philadelphia, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Abington Hospice at Warminster. She was 77 years old. "Mickey" as she was known affectionately by her family and friends was born on October 13, 1940 to the late Angelo and Concetta (nee Foresta) Settefrati. She was the wife to Joseph M. Melnyk and together they shared 51 years of marriage. Mickey...
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Mildred (nee Woodill) "Milly" Mahalis

February 2, 2018

Mahalis Mildred (nee Woodill) "Milly"on February 2, 2018 age 86 years of Juniata Park. Beloved wife of the late George J. Mahalis, Sr. Loving mother of Elizabeth Perry, Joanne (Mike Link) Bondiskey, John Mahalis (Kathy), Michael (Joan) Mahalis, Anna Marie (Gary) Quinn and George J.(Eileen) Mahalis Jr. Also survived by grandchildren Jim, Lisa, Joanne, Charlie, Ashley, Nicholas, Mikey, Joey,...
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James V. "Jim" Lawlor

February 1, 2018

James V. "Jim" Lawlor passed away on February 1, 2018 at the age of 68. Loving father of Matthew Lawlor (Julia), Sarah Wilson (Jason) and Amy Lawlor. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to Jim's Life Celebration Tuesday, February 6th, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday, February 7th, from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. at John F. Givnish Funeral Home,...
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Devin J. Kuhn

January 31, 2018

SPC. Devin J. Kuhn, an Army Ranger with Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment passed away suddenly on January 31, 2018 after a training accident at Camp Rilea in Oregon. He was 24 years old. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Devin graduated from Archbishop Ryan High School in 2013, where he played several sports. He enjoyed writing music and playing his guitar. Devin loved the...
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James M. Dunn

January 31, 2018

James M. Dunn "Pop", of Levittown, age 73, passed away on January 31, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. James is survived by his devoted wife Deborah (nee Saxton); loving children Scott (Kathleen), William (April), Kellyanne (John) Kuhn; caring grandchildren Randy (Danielle), Jesse (Brittany), Codi, Tanner, Kylie; and loving brothers Jack (Kathleen) and Glen (Mary). Jim was a 6 year...
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Frank James "Jim" Gripman

January 30, 2018

GRIPMAN Frank James "Jim", of Philadelphia, passed away suddenly on January 30, 2018. Jim is survived by his beloved wife Karen Peyton; children Casey (Juan) Santa, Connor, Colin; grandchildren Isabella and Joseph; mother Maryann Salera; brother Gregory (Stacey); sisters Sandi (Glen) and Judy (Drew) Capponi. Jim lived his life in the present, one day at a time. He didn't dwell on the past and...
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Charles "Sonny" Jakeman

January 30, 2018

Charles "Sonny" Jakeman passed away on January 30, 2018 at the age of 78. Beloved husband of Mary (nee Giacomelli); loving father of Charles B. "Chuck" Jakeman and Jackie Beissel (Jim); cherished grandfather of Chuckie and Jennifer Jakeman, Heather Lennon (Eddie), Jenna and Jamie Beissel and great-grandfather of Ella Lennon; dear brother of Doris Curran and Mildred Devlin. He was preceded in...
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Mary Rebecca (nee Walsh) Shoch

January 30, 2018

Mary Rebecca (Walsh) Shoch, 98, of Philadelphia, PA passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Holy Redeemer Hospice. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Stephen J. and Mary M. (Clark) Walsh. Mary was a graduate of Frankford High School, class of 1938. She was retired from Sears, Roebuck and Company where she worked as a Credit Department Associate. She...
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Attilio F. Pascali

January 29, 2018

PASCALI Attilio F., of Philadelphia on January 29th at the age of 86. Survived by his loving wife Geraldine M. (McKinney) of 64 years. Attilio leaves behind an impressive legacy in his large and caring family. Attilio will be greatly missed by his daughters: Linda Pascali, Susan Pascali, and Dora Pascali. Attilio was also a proud grandfather of six; Joseph Corso, Marisa (Corso) Berg, Kevin...
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Anna "Ann" M. Wilson

January 29, 2018

Anna M. Wilson (Ann) passed away peacefully on Monday January 29, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1927, she was the daughter of the late Otto and Anna (Held) Mahr and was the loving and devoted wife of Robert L. Wilson, Sr. They were married in 1949. Ann was a graduate of St Helena School receiving a full scholarship to the Cecilian Academy in...
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Foster H. Johnson

January 28, 2018

Foster H. Johnson 94 passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on January 28, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Marion Frame Johnson. Loving father of Patricia J. Stanley (Joseph) and the late Foster Johnson. Poppy of Kelly, Jeffrey and Christian. Great Poppy of Colin, Lauren and Luke. Dear brother of the late William Johnson. Foster was a US Army veteran who served during WWII. ...
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Beth (nee Glass) Despirito

August 31, 1945 - January 28, 2018

Beth Despirito, (nee Glass), passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Temple University Hospital. She was 72 years old. Beth was born on August 31, 1945 to the late Herbert and Hazel (nee Miller) Glass in Philadelphia where she resided her whole life. She worked as a waitress at several locations in the Philadelphia area including the New Quality Restaurant. Beth was also a proud sponsor of...
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Gayle K. (nee Munkenbeck) Luck

January 28, 2018

LUCK Gayle K. (nee Munkenbeck), on Jan. 28, 2018, age 72. Beloved wife of the late Clifford E., loving father of Kimberly Smith (Trevor), and Clifford Luck (Sandi), cherished "G G' of Kelsi, Britni, Lindsi, Maggie and Emerson. Family and friends are invited to Gayle's Life Celebration Thur. 2/1/2018 after 6pm from John F. Givnish of Academy Road, 10975 Academy Road, Phila 19154 followed by...
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Susanne (nee Stout) Schomburg

January 27, 2018

Susanne Schomburg (nee Stout) of Hudson, FL., formerly of Philadelphia, PA passed away on January 27, 2018 at the age of 78. Beloved wife of Carl Schomburg; loving mother of Carl W. Schomburg, Holly Schomburg and Heather Kustra (Joe); cherished grandmother of Amanda, Samantha, Christian, Carly, the late Joey and great-grandmother of Theodore and Philip Carl. Relatives and friends are invited...
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Joseph John Haggerty, Jr.

January 27, 2018

Joseph John Haggerty, Jr. died Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Aria-Torresdale Jefferson Hospital. He was 80 years old. Born in Philadelphia, PA to Joseph J. Sr. and Sarah (nee Rogers) Haggerty. Beloved husband of Suzanne L. (nee O'Connell) Haggerty. Beloved father of Suzanne T. Harvey (David), Michael J. Haggerty and Joseph J. Haggerty, III. Devoted grandfather to Rachel, Nicholas,...
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David B. Emhart

January 25, 2018

David B. Emhart of Southampton, PA died Thursday, January 25, 2018 at St. Mary Medical Center. He was 81 years old. Born in Philadelphia, PA to Howard and Ruth (nee Equi) Emhart. Beloved husband of of 60 years to Winnie (Nee Muntzer) Emhart. Loving father of Donna Emhart Bartos (Steve) and Mark D. Emhart. Dear brother of Sandra Woerner. Devoted grandfather to Palmer, Taylor, Spencer, Quinn,...
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Kathleen A. VonColln

January 24, 2018

Kathleen A. VonColln, 68, Altoona, was called home on Wednesday morning, January 24, 2018. She was born in Philadelphia, daughter of the late George and Anne McElroy. Surviving are four children: Kurt (Renee), Frank (Erica), Colleen, and Christopher (Monica); six grandchildren: Katie, Angel, Cherokee, Sammy, Jasmine and Lil Kurt; two great-grandchildren: Christopher and Lucy; a brother, Tom...
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Mary A. (nee McConville) Nemec

January 22, 2018

Mary A. Nemec (nee McConville) passed away on January 22, 2018 at the age of 86. Beloved wife of the late Louis Benoit and the late John Nemec; loving mother of Marylou Vaskus (Jim), Kathleen Grunik (Tom), Michelle Benoit, Julia Gruver (Jim), David Benoit (Joann), Marguerite Mesure (Steve), Deborah Lowry (George), Cindy Reifsnyder (Richard) and Dale Nemec (Janet). She is also survived by her 15...
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Mary Prata

January 19, 2018

Mary Prata passed away on January 19, 2018 at the age of 98. She was preceded in death her brothers, Bob and Tony Prato and her sisters, Sadie Brossman, Maggie Prato and Viola Marrara. She is survived by her nieces and nephews, John Brossman, Mary Grace Prato, Betty Finnegan, Philip Marrara, Gloria Patterson and Anita Marrara. Relatives and friends are invited to Mary's Life Celebration on...
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Shirley A. Lewis

January 19, 2018

Shirley A. Lewis, of Coatesville PA, on January 19th 2018 at the age of 84. Shirley is preceded in death by her loving husband Thomas of 38 years. Shirley will be greatly missed by her loving children; the late Vivian, Gerald (Sharon), Thomas (Helen), and Gary (Michelle Golden) as well as her grand and great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to Shirley's Life Celebration...
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Suzanne M. Laffey

January 18, 2018

Suzanne M. Laffey (nee Freedman), of Bensalem, passed away into God's Loving Care on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at her residence. She was 62 years old. Suzanne was born on December 5, 1955 in Philadelphia Pa. She was a graduate of Archbishop Ryan High School and then worked for several firms specializing in accounts receivables and accounts payable. Suzanne was the wife to Joseph F. Laffey and...
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Kristie L. McDevitt

January 14, 2018

Kristie L. McDevitt passed away suddenly on January 14, 2018 at the age of 30. Beloved mother of Kyle McDevitt; cherished daughter of Larry and Janice (nee Hutt) McDevitt. Relatives and friends are invited to Kristie's Life Celebration on Sunday, January 21st, beginning at 12:30 p.m., followed by her Memorial Service, 2:30 p.m., at John F. Givnish Funeral Home, 10975 Academy Rd., Phila....
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Margaret L. "Peg" (nee Lyons) Zysk

January 14, 2018

Margaret L. "Peg" Zysk (nee Lyons) passed away on January 14, 2018 at the age of 84. Beloved wife of Leon J. Zysk; loving mother of Mary Anne Titus (Dave), Peggy Zysk, Lee Zysk (Tara) and John Zysk (Colleen); cherished grandmother of 9; dear sister of Mary Anne Lyons and the late Dolores Weiss and John "Cub" Lyons. Relative and friends are invited to Peg's Life Celebration Saturday, January...
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Patricia "Patt" (nee McSorley) Armstrong

January 13, 2018

ARMSTRONG (nee McSorley), Patricia (Patt) Daughter of the late Margaret M. (nee Krumenacker) and George T. McSorley. Beloved wife of John Edward Armstrong, a retired Detective of the Philadelphia Police Department. Married for forty-nine years, Patt and John shared many joys and challenges throughout their lives and always found strength in each other. Mother to three wonderful...
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Allan R. Feuer

January 12, 2018

Allan R. Feuer, 74, of Philadelphia, passed away on January 12, 2018. Allan was born in Philadelphia, the son of Edwin and Florence Feuer. He was a Computer Analyst for the Department of Defense, where he taught computer skills to others, as well as repairing computers. He was very helpful to his co-workers, and everyone at work loved him. Allan was a little league coach for the Bustleton...
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Joseph Paul McCartney

April 24, 1963 - January 10, 2018

McCartney Joseph Paul, of Philadelphia, April 24th 1963 – January 10th 2018. Beloved son of Joseph and Rita McCartney (Connolly). Brother of Colleen Pratico (Tony), Terri Young (Frank), and Mike (Andrea). Loving uncle of Jaimie Bogdan (Justin), Melissa Brown (Chad), Kerrilynn Young, Anthony Pratico (Megan), Nicholas Pratico (Caroline), Alexandra McCartney, and Christina McCartney. As well as...
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Raymond J. Urban

January 11, 1931 - January 10, 2018

Raymond J. Urban, of North Wales and formerly of Philadelphia, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. He was 86 years old. Ray, as he was affectionately known by his family and friends, was born on January 11, 1931 in Philadelphia to the late Raymond and Edna (nee Gogolin) Urban and was the loving stepson to the late Constance Urban. He was the husband to his childhood...
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Marvin Bell

January 9, 2018

Marvin Bell passed away on January 9, 2018 at the age of 87. Beloved husband of Elizabeth "Betty" (nee Perdunn); loving father of Edward (Deborah), Debra Kott (Mike) and Marvin, Jr.; cherished grandfather of Christopher, Jeffrey, Joseph, Rebecca and Brian; dear brother of Eileen DeLuca and Donald Bell (Joy). Marvin proudly served his country in the Army. Relatives and friends are invited to...
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John F. Scanlan

January 8, 2018

SCANLAN John F., of Philadelphia, on January 8th at the age of 68. Survived by his loving wife Lynn (nee Hackett) of 42 years. John will be greatly missed by caring sons; John F. Jr., and Patrick E. (Kristina), his granddaughter Maeve Frances, his brother Ronald (Donna), and his sister Patricia. John was best known for his years spent as a multiple graded stakes winning thoroughbred horse...
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Bryon L. Thomas

January 8, 2018

Bryon L. Thomas, 47, of Philadelphia, passed away on January 8, 2018. He graduated from Archbishop Ryan High School, Class of 1987. He took great pride in being a Union Carpenter. His family was his whole life, and most important to him. Bryon was the son of Marie and the late Kenneth, and is survived by his children: Shawna, Deanna, Nikki, Louie, his grandson Jaidan and granddaughter...
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Bernard F. Kelly

January 8, 2018

Bernard F. Kelly, of Philadelphia, age 59, passed peacefully surrounded by his family on January 8, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late John "Jay" and Catherine "Kitty" (O'Neal) Kelly. Bernard was a graduate of St. Jerome's ('72), Father Judge ('76) and Kutztown University ('81). Bernard excelled at swimming, earning Hall of Fame and All-American honors at Father...
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John P. "Jack" McGinly

January 8, 2018

John P, "Jack" on Jan. 8, 2018, age 60. Beloved husband for 29 years of Mary T. (nee Gillespie), loving father of; Melinda T. and Jacqueline M. McGinly, devoted son of Mary A. (nee Walker) and the late Robert J. McGinly, dear brother of Robert J., Jr., Thomas J., Maryann Coleman, Kathy Yoskowitz, Michael A., Maureen P. and William T. McGinly, son-in-law of Irene Gillespie. Family, friends...
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Judith A. Sparkevicius

January 7, 2018

Judith A. Sparkevicius, 75, of Philadelphia, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018 surrounded by her family. Born in Philadelphia, Pa she was the daughter of the late William Bogan, Sr. and the late Josephine Mancini Bogan. Judith will be missed by her husband, Vainius "Adam" Sparkevicius; her children, Adam Sparkevicius, Melanie Sparkevicius (Christopher Pinkerton), Brian...
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Engin Oktay

January 7, 2018

Engin Oktay passed away Sunday, January 7th, 2018, at the age of 57. Engin was an employee of Aria Torresdale Hospital. He was a selfless and caring man who always put others ahead of himself, especially when it came to his wife and children. They were his life and they truly adored him. Preceded in death by his father, Cevat Oktay, Engin is survived by his beloved wife of almost 25 years,...
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Thomas Keczely

January 7, 2018

Thomas Keczely passed away, suddenly, on January 7, 2018 at the age of 45. Beloved son of Elizabeth (nee Flanders) and Richard J. Keczely, Sr.; loving father of Jacob Keczely; devoted fiancé of Jennifer Howley; dear brother of Richard J. Keczely, Jr. Relatives and friends are invited to Tom's Life Celebration on Wednesday, January 17th, beginning at 10:00 a.m., followed by his Memorial...
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Victor Hnatczenko, Sr.

January 6, 2018

Victor Hnatczenko, Sr., of Philadelphia, passed away January 6, 2018, he was 80 years old. A US ARMY veteran, and husband of the late Nancy Hnatczenko, Victor was preceded in death by his parents, Maria and Andrij Hnatczenko. Victor is survived by his children, Tamara Lutz (Joe), and Victor Hnatczenko, Jr.; grandchildren Michael, Elisabeth, Caroline, and James; sisters Tamara Holtz (Tom), Tonia...
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David S. Rysak

January 4, 2018

RYSAK David S. of Philadelphia, on January 4, 2018 at the age of 64. Dave is survived by his loving wife Susan (nee Peskan) of 43 years. Dave will be greatly missed by his three loving children; Tracey Muldoon (William), Kristy Cullen (Chris), and David Jr. (Jessica). Dave leaves behind an impressive legacy in his eight adoring grandchildren; Liam Cullen, the late William Muldoon, Ruby...
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Danilo C. Almero

January 4, 2018

Danilo C. Almero passed away, suddenly, on January 4, 2018 at the age of 62. Beloved husband of Emma (nee Resurreccion); loving father of Danielle Rodriguez (Ismael) and Dan Almero (Ivonne); cherished grandfather of Jayla, Nildalee, Ismael and Skyla; dear brother of Louie Almero, Ernesto Almero, Lavina Abary, Emilita Epino and the late Richard Almero. Relatives and friends are invited to...
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Carl P. Christensen

January 4, 2018

​Carl P. Christensen passed away, suddenly, on January 4, 2018 at the age of 73. Beloved husband of Joyce E. (nee Sundermeier); loving father of Carlene LeHenaff (Serge) and Deanie Christensen; cherished grandfather of Kristi Keczely and Rick Keczely; devoted son of Isabelle (nee Izzi) and the late Marvin Christensen; dear brother of Barbara Whiteley (George). ​Relatives and friends are...
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Susan Michelle Hall

January 2, 2018

Susan Michelle Hall, age 50, of Philadelphia, passed suddenly on January 2, 2018. Predeceased by her mother Joan (nee Livingston). Susan is survived by her father Francis J. Hall and Lois; her brothers Francis, Brian, and William Hall; goddaughter Shannon Hall; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Susan is also survived by many close friends. Services will be held at a later date. Family...
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Mary C. Donnelly

January 2, 2018

Mary C. Donnelly passed away on January 2, 2018 at the age of 43. Beloved wife of Fintan P. Donnelly; loving mother of Jack, Fiona and Rory; cherished daughter of Mary (nee Cowley) and the late Donald Bell; dear sister of Donald Bell, Michael Bell (Stephanie) and Tricia Bell. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to Mary's Life Celebration Sunday,...
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Thomas F. (Big Tom) Kaufmann

October 1, 1943 - December 31, 2017

Thomas F. Kaufmann (Big Tom) 10/01/43 – 12/31/17 A Graduate of Cardinal Dougherty, former member of U.S Coast Guard, retired telephone man, lifetime member of the Crude Dude ski club. Beloved Husband, father, Pop-Pop, brother, uncle, and friend. Preceded in death by brothers Charlie, and Ronnie. Survived by loving wife Margo, brother Bobby, and three sons Jim & Jonathan Wertz, and Ian...
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Margaret "Peggy" (nee Davis) Fulforth

December 30, 2017

Fulforth Margaret "Peggy" (nee Davis) 87 of Philadelphia passed away peacefully surrounded by her three children on December 30, 2017. Beloved wife of the late William Fulforth. Loving mother of Nancy Schlehner (John), William Fulforth (Lisa) and Michael Fulforth (Patti). Cherished mom-mom of 8, great grandmother of 9. Special aunt to her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her siblings Elizabeth...
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Dawn E. "Dawnie" (nee Messner) Rhodes

December 27, 2017

Dawn E. "Dawnie" Rhodes (nee Messner) on Dec. 27, 2017, age 52. Devoted daughter of Edward M. Messner and Jeanne (nee Boyd), beloved wife of the late Steven C. Rhodes, loving mother of Ashley G. Rhodes (her fiancé Luis E. Ortiz), dear sister of the late Denise McCrory (Michael) and the late Jeanne Marie. Family and friends are invited to Dawnie's Life Celebration Friday, January 5, 2018...
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Loraine E. Keys

December 26, 2017

Loraine E. Keys, 84, of Philadelphia, passed away on December 26, 2017. She lived a full life and took much pride in serving others, which brought her much pleasure. In her later years she enjoyed spending much time at the seashore with her family and close friends. Loraine was the wife of the late William, and is survived by her children: William W. Keys (Bonnie), Donald H. Keys, Bruce A....
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Loraine E. Keys

December 26, 2017

Loraine E. Keys, 84, of Philadelphia, passed away on December 26, 2017. She lived a full life and took much pride in serving others, which brought her much pleasure. In her later years she enjoyed spending much time at the seashore with her family and close friends. Loraine was the wife of the late William, and is survived by her children: William W. Keys (Bonnie), Donald H. Keys, Bruce A....
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Robert D. Breslin

December 25, 2017

Robert "Bobby" Breslin, age 63, of Philadelphia, PA, passed away on Christmas Day, 2017. He was born on December 7, 1954, at Temple Hospital, in Philadelphia. Bob attended Saint Anselm Grade School and Archbishop Ryan High School where he was on the swim team. He was a lifeguard at the Parkwood Pool and in North Wildwood, NJ. He was very creative and used his talents as a hairdresser for...
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Joyce O. (nee Lewis) Dieckmann

December 25, 2017

Joyce O. Dieckmann (nee Lewis) passed away on December 25, 2017 at the age of 86. Beloved wife of the late Robert H. Dieckmann; loving mother of Robert, Jr. (Kathleen) and Joyce Ward (Daniel); cherished grandmother of Janet, Dan, Marcie, Bob and great-grandmother of Emma, Abigail, Gianna, Miabella and Shayne; dear sister of Virginia Andrews and the late Georgia Pennington and Steve Chino. Joyce...
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Harry L. Reichardt, Jr.

December 25, 2017

Harry L. Reichardt, Jr. passed away suddenly on December 25, 2017 at the age of 59. Beloved son of Harry, Sr. and the late Mary (nee McGinness) Reichardt; loving brother of Maryann Carr Norman (Scott) and Keith Reichardt (Eileen); dear uncle of Liz and Henry Carr. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to Harry's Life Celebration visitation...
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Ricardo G. Moreno

March 16, 1950 - December 24, 2017

Ricardo G. Moreno, age 67, of Northeast Philadelphia, was called home on December 24th, 2017 in his home. Rick was a retired Philadelphia Police Officer and United States Military Veteran. He is remembered for his pure, loving heart and bubbly soul, but most importantly he will be remembered for his undying love he had for his wife and step children of the last 9 years. Ricardo was born in...
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Elizabeth I. Aicher

December 22, 2017

AICHER Elizabeth I., of Phila, age 93, on December 22, 2017. Predeceased by her parents Joseph and Marion (nee Waffer) Aicher and brother Joseph. Survived by her niece and nephews Joseph (Kathy), Wincy (Bill), Rich (Susan); great nieces and nephews Cawley ( Morgan), Stephanie (Chris), Alyson (Jason), Stephen (Dana), William (Karen ), Thomas, and Emily (Jimmy); great great nieces and nephews...
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Wallace E. "Wally" Caron

December 22, 2017

Wallace E. "Wally" Caron, Retired Phila. Police Detective, died Dec. 22, 2017 at age 87. He is the beloved husband for 55 years to Lorraine M. (nee Bergen), and loving father of Michele Puchino (Joseph), Jacqueline Griffith (David) and Kristin Clements (Matthew), and cherished "Pops Wally" of Jordyn Puchino. Family, friends and FOP members are invited to Wally's Life Celebration Wed. after...
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Linda M. Herbst

December 20, 2017

HERBST Linda M. of Philadelphia, on December 20th, at the age of 65. Linda is survived by her four loving siblings; Regina M., Edward J. (Eileen), James R. (Carol), and Robert J. (Tina M. True) as well as her caring nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to Linda's Life Celebration Visitation on Saturday January 6th from 930-1030AM at the John F. Givnish Life Celebration...
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Kathaleen "Peachy" (nee McDonnell) Walters

December 20, 2017

Kathaleen "Peachy" (nee McDonnell) Walters, passed away Wednesday, December 20th, 2017, at the age of 75. Born in Philadelphia to the late John and Florence McDonnell, Peachy was a long time Bensalem resident. She had a thirst for life and enjoyed many hobbies including playing Bingo and cards, trips to the casinos, and the Philadelphia Eagles. Peachy also enjoyed the beach but most of all she...
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Natalie M. Kosherzenko

December 20, 2017

Natalie M. on Dec. 20, 2017, age 81. Beloved wife of the late John A., Sr., loving mother of Rita Maristch (John), Margaret Kosherzenko (the late James Konieczny), Natalie Marconi (David), and John A. Jr. (Jennifer), dear sister of Richard Brown and the late George Brown, sister-in-law of Stella Dustman and Theresa Koren, cherished grandmother of; Sean, Christina, Jennifer, Anthony, Christopher,...
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Dolores (nee Callinan) Poniatowski

December 18, 2017

Dolores (nee Callinan) Poniatowski, 85, of Philadelphia, passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the daughter of the late Martin and Margaret (Hopkins) Callinan. Dolores was a graduate of West Philadelphia Catholic Girls High School and a retired Federal Government employee. She was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan, enjoyed crossword puzzles, pumpkin pie, pizza,...
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Nicholas S. Rausch

December 17, 2017

Nicholas S. Rausch, 100 years of age, passed away on December 17, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Lucille F. McDonald Rausch. Loving father of Timothy N. Rausch. Attentive grandfather to Nicholas Neel Rausch and Edward Morgan Rausch. Trusted brother of the late John Rausch. Nick lived, worked and enjoyed his retirement as a life-long Philadelphia resident. His pastimes included golfing,...
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Edward J. Moore, Jr.

December 16, 2017

Edward J. Moore, Jr. 73 of Philadelphia passed away surrounded by his loving family on December 16, 2017. Loving father of Robert J. Moore (Melanie) and Kristen A. Realdine (Donald Caso). Doting grandfather of Ava, Andrew and Gianna. Dear brother of Danny, Bob, Karen Kane and Phyllis Panico. Edward was a retired Philadelphia Police Officer and enjoyed going the Shore and listening to Elvis,...
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Richard J. "Rick" Covone

December 14, 2017

Richard J. "Rick" Covone passed away on December 14, 2017 at the age of 57. Loving fiancé of Lorraine Cifelli and father of Christina Cifelli; beloved son of Ann Marie and the late Jack Covone; dear brother of Donna Kenny (Patrick), John Covone (Nancy) and Theresa Ditro (Jim). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to Rick's Life Celebration Saturday,...
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Brian Casey Fox

December 13, 2017

Brian Casey Fox, Dec. 13, 2017. Passed suddenly at 33. Beloved son of Maureen (Fox) and Patrick Healy, and the late David Fox. Loving father to Liam Lindsey. Grandson to Patricia, the late Leo V. Casey Jr., Virginia and the late Harry Fox. Also survived by his aunts and uncles; Albert (Theresa) Marnoch, Lisa (James) McGovern, the late Michael Marnoch and Coleen Casey. Cousins; Jenna (Nicholas)...
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Alice (nee Mishak) Lindley

December 13, 2017

ALICE (nee Mishak) LINDLEY On December 13. 2017. Age 95. Alice served with the Women's Army Corps during World War II. She was the beloved wife of the late Haigh W. Lindley. All are invited to her Life Celebration Tuesday beginning 11 A.M. at United Methodist Church of the Good Shepherd, 10901 Calera Road, followed by her Funeral Service at 12 Noon. Interment Forest Hills Cemetery. In lieu of...
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Carla P. Donato

December 13, 2017

Carla P. Donato, 41, of Huntingdon Valley, passed away peacefully at home on December 13, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her husband Michael, her parents, Emilio and Mariantonia Pellecchia, and her sister, Maria. Carla's Life Celebration is on Sunday, December 17, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, and on Monday, 8:30am to 9:30am, at John F. Givnish of Phila, 10975 Academy Rd. ...
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Nancy Lynn Sansone

December 12, 2017

Nancy Lynn (nee Wyszynski) Sansone on December 12, 2017, age 59, of Brick, NJ. Nancy was a teacher at Veterans Memorial Middle School and the Vice President of the Pioneer Hose Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. She is the beloved wife of John, loving mother of Jessica A. and Joseph J., dear daughter of Richard and Dorothy Wyszynski, sister of Susan E. Wyszynski DDS and her husband Craig Peters,...
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Ethel (nee Hamburg) Kralle

December 12, 2017

Ethel Kralle (nee Hamburg) passed away on December 12, 2017 at the age of 84. Beloved wife of the late Robert C. Kralle; loving mother of Jennifer Kralle and the late James and Robert C. Kralle, Jr.; cherished grandmother of David, Amanda, John, Ava, Robert, Aiden, James, Matthew, Michael and great-grandmother of Gianna, Joey, Brayden and Delaney. Relatives and friends are invited to Ethel's...
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John Roy Flack

December 10, 2017

John Roy Flack, 91, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017 at his home in Langhorne with his children by his side. John was born on October 25, 1926 in Trenton, NJ to the late John and Anna Flack. He was preceded in death by his wife Ethel and two siblings, Ruth and Robert. A Graduate of Langhorne High School in 1944, John went on to serve in the US Navy during WWII. After the war, he...
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Anna M. (nee DeLeo) Shragher

December 10, 2017

Anna M. Shragher (nee DeLeo), of Philadelphia, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the age of 99. Predeceased by her beloved husband Louis J. Shragher; her parents Orazio and Carmela (nee DeLeo); and her siblings Frankie, Rachel, Fred, Thomas, Angelo, Steven, and Joseph. Anna is survived by her loving children Louis (Elizabeth), Arthur (Margaret), and Michael (Jeri); her...
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Bernadette (nee Biasi) Dougherty

December 9, 2017

Bernadette Dougherty (nee Biasi), the eldest daughter of Enoch and Mary (nee Turri) of Freeland, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on December 9, 2017 at the age of 79. Bernadette was married for 44 years to the late Charles Oscar Dougherty of Philadelphia, PA. Together, they raised two children, Charlie (Elaine) and Monica (Mike Belfatti), and nurtured six grandchildren: Katie, Charlie,...
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Rosemarie A. Mullin

December 8, 2017

Rosemarie A. Mullin, of Franklinville, NJ, passed away on December 8, 2017, at the age of 74. She is survived by her sister, Mary Barvitskie, her brother, Leo Mullin and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Marie Mullin, and her brothers, Edward, Joseph, Hugh, Charles and Thomas Mullin. Relatives and friends are invited to Rosemarie's Life...
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Loretta Francis O'Connor

December 7, 2017

Loretta Francis O'Connor passed away peacefully on December 7, 2017; she was 62. Loretta is survived by her sisters Margaret Boltersdorf and Liz Irvin (Samuel) and a large extended family of many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to Loretta's Life Celebration on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Christ the King Church, located at 3252 Chesterfield Rd, Philadelphia...
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Ladus D. "Laddie" DeGeorge

May 25, 1928 - December 7, 2017

Ladus D. "Laddie" DeGeorge , 89, of Ventnor passed away at home surrounded by his family on Thursday December 7, 2017. Ladus was born May 25, 1928 in Atlantic City to the late John and Elizabeth (nee Bucci) DeGeorge. He lived in the Atlantic City area his entire life. Laddie attended Atlantic City School District and graduated from Atlantic City High Class of 1947. He honorably served his...
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Clarence F. "Shep" Shepherd

December 7, 2017

Shepherd Clarence F. "Shep" 88 of Philadelphia passed away on December 7, 2017. Beloved husband of Eleanor J. (Nee Aldrich) Shepherd. Loving father of Deborah L. Conway (Brian), Donna E. Buchanan (James) and David A. Shepherd (Janet). Doting grandfather of Ryan, Nicholas and Grace. Relatives and friends are invited to Clarence's Life Celebration Tuesday December 12, 2017, 9:30-12PM at John F....
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Lloyd D. Mayo

December 2, 2017

Sgt. Lloyd D., Retired Phila. Prison Guard, on Dec. 2, 2017, age 88. Beloved husband of the late Naomi R. (nee Robinson), loving father of; Frank Mayo (Marge), Allen Wilson (Barbara), John Wilson (Helene), Laura Melendez (Roland), Ethan Wilson III (Corey), John Mayo and the late Missy Brown and Lisa Wilson, dear brother of Richard W. Mayo, cherished "Pop-Pop" of 20, great "Pop-Pop"of 15. Besides...
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Joseph John Gallagher

December 2, 2017

Joseph John Gallagher, died Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Aria Torresdale Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. He was 69 years old. Beloved husband of Patricia Joyce Gallagher, loving father of Christiana Gallagher, Dear son of Regina Vache Sproat. Brother of Bill Sproat and his wife Helen. Also survived by his nephew, Bill Sproat, Jr. Joseph was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corp and a...
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John F. Rutledge

November 30, 2017

RUTLEDGE John F. age 60. November 30, 2017.  Relatives and friends are invited to John's Life Celebration Tuesday 10AM at St. Cyril of Jerusalem Church 1410 Alshouse Road Jamison PA 18929.  Memorial Mass will begin at 11AM.  Interment will be private.  In Lieu of flowers donations to Meadowbrook Rehabilitation and Nursing Center 9209 Ridge Pike Philadelphia PA 19128 in John's memory...
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John J. Lind

November 30, 2017

John J. Lind entered into eternal life, after a long illness, on November 30, 2017 at the age of 73. Beloved husband of JoAnne (nee Paoletti); loving father of Deborah Lind and Michelle Gies (Matthew); cherished grandfather of Matthew, Brett, Shawn, Justin and Daniel. Also survived by other family, friends and his beloved dog, Archie. John proudly served his country in the Army. He was a Glazier...
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Ryan "Mush" Muchnick

November 26, 2017

Ryan "Mush" Muchnick passed away, suddenly, on November 26, 2017 at the age of 19. Beloved son of Charles and the late Kelly (nee McGinn) Muchnick; loving brother of Kaitlyn and Haley Muchnick; dear nephew of Linda McGinn (Jamie Wermuth) and Kal Muchnick; best friend of Joslyn Warburton. He is also survived by many cousins. Ryan enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, kayaking, playing video games and his...
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Bernadette H. (nee Hayes) Butler

November 26, 2017

BUTLER Bernadette H. (nee Hayes), of Phila, age 97, on Nov. 26, 2017. Devoted wife of the late Charles N. Butler. Survived by her cousin Rose Anne Amoroso, 2 godchildren Margaret Silver (Stuart), and Jessica Seymour (John). Also survived by many cousins, nieces, and nephews Relatives and friends are invited to share in Bernadette's Life Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 starting at 9AM...
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Donna Lee Powlick

November 24, 2017

Donna Lee Powlick (nee Mitchell) passed away on November 24, 2017, she was 79. Born in Pittsburgh, Donna moved to the Olney section of Philadelphia, there she raised her family. Loving wife of Stephen Powlick, Donna was the cherished mother of Charlene Ruch and Lisa Pokorny, beloved grandmother of Shannon Lee Ellol (Ruch), Jacklyn Gehret, and Zach Pokorny, and great-grandmother to Gregory John...
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Debra A. (nee Kurey) Smialkowski

November 23, 2017

Debra A. (Kurey) Smialkowski, 61, passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2017 surrounded by her family. Born in Scranton, PA, she was the daughter of the late Michael Kurey and Rose (Slagan) Kurey Walters. Debra worked in Enviromental Services at Nazareth Hospital for many years. She enjoyed spending quality time with her family and friends. Debra also enjoyed taking day trips with her...
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John J. "Jake" Kilrain

November 23, 2017

John J. Kilrain ('Jake'), 68, passed away suddenly on Thursday, November 23rd, 2017. He is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Eileen (nee O'Brien), his children Shawn (Nancy), Brian (Charo), and Eileen, grandchildren Gabriella and Julia, his brothers James (Mickey) and Bill (Marianne) and his sister Mary Jane DeSalvo (Joe). John's Life Celebration is Wednesday, 6-9pm, and...
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Nancy (nee Shover) Hurley

November 21, 2017

Nancy Hurley (nee Shover) died Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Immaculate Mary Home. She was born 97 years ago in Chambersburg, PA. During her working years she was a clerk with Woolworth in Philadelphia. Preceded in death by her husband Carroll, and her son's Eugene, Howard and Charlie, she is survived by her daughter Lucille DeFerro of Philadelphia. Family and friends are invited to Nancy's...
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Shawn G. Jeral

November 20, 2017

Jeral Shawn G., sadly passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017 at home. He was 32. Born in Philadelphia, he later resided in Bensalem, then Pottstown. Preceded in death by his father, Richard Jeral, Shawn is survived by his beloved daughter McKenzie, loving mother Jacqueline Kellock, brother Jason Jeral, sister Megan Kellock, and step-father Peter Kellock. Shawn will always be remembered for...
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Agnes Marie "A" (nee Leonard) Meany

November 20, 2017

Agnes Marie Meany "A" (nee Leonard), of Philadelphia, passed away on November 20, 2017. Devoted to her family, Agnes is survived by her loving husband Robert J. Meany Sr. of 50 years, her children Robert J. Meany Jr. and Tricia David (Brad.) and her grandchildren Bobby Meany, Lilly David and Avery David. She also is survived by her sister Berenice Winter. In addition to her family,...
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Margaret Agnes (nee Finney) O'Brien

November 20, 2017

O'Brien Margaret Agnes (nee Finney) passed away on November 20, 2017. Wife of the late Thomas J. O'Brien Sr. Survived by her children Thomas Jr. (Gail), Teresa Thoman (David), Gerard, Kevin (Bernadette), Michael, Susan Ivey (Robert), Joseph (Meg), Beth Ann Kane (Bill), 18 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son Denis Michael, and daughters Anne Marie and...
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Gloria M. (nee Loielo) Johnson

November 19, 2017

Gloria M. Johnson (nee Loielo) passed away on November 19, 2017 at the age of 85. Beloved wife of the late John A. "Jack" Johnson; loving mother of John P. Johnson, Cindy Wagner, Gina Barber, Kim Campbell (Pete) and the late Sherry Amodei; dear sister of Rose Countryman, Ralph Loielo, Gene Loielo, Barbara McCullough, Joyce Davis and Carol Freels. Gloria is also survived by her 15 grandchildren...
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Mark A. Hamill

November 18, 2017

Mark A. Hamill, 51 of Philadelphia passed away on November 18, 2017. Loving son of Robert and Marie (Jones) Weiss. Dear brother of Lisa Treacy (Martin). Nephew of Thomas Jones (Carol), Howard Jones and John Weiss (Kathy). Mark was an avid football fan especially the Dallas Cowboys , he also enjoyed going to the movies and playing with his cats. Relatives and friends are invited to Mark's...
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Alan Jovovich

November 17, 2017

Alan Jovovich, died on November 17, 2017. He was 62 years old.   Alan celebrated 25 years of employment at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, New Jersey. Beloved son of Elizabeth (nee Duffy) and the late Alexander Jovovich.  Brother of Kenneth, Michael (Joanne), Gary (Denise), Scott (Liz), Lisa Wiley (Pat), Gregg and Jeffrey.  Alan is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins,...
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Zlatica C. Ukalovic

November 16, 2017

Zlatica C. Ukalovic, 61, of Philadelphia, passed away on November 16, 2017. She was born in Croatia, the daughter of Stephen and Anna Seserko, and moved to Philadelphia at the age of 10. She attended St. Basil's Academy in Jenkintown. Zlatica met Rudy, the love of her life, at the Croatian Center in New York City, and they were inseparable ever since. She began her working career as a...
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William H. "Bill" Eble

November 15, 2017

William H. Eble "Bill",of Philadelphia, age 74, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Bill is predeceased by his daughter Tracey. Bill was the devoted husband of Dorothy (nee Cameron). Surviving are two daughters Kelly Eble and Dianne Eble. Relatives and friends are invited to share in Bill's Life Celebration Saturday, November 18, 2017 starting at 8:30AM at John F. Givnish Life...
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Joseph McDowell III

November 12, 2017

Joseph McDowell, III passed away, suddenly, on November 12, 2017 at the age of 65. Beloved husband of Diane E. (nee Elitz); loving father of Daniel (Lauren); cherished grandfather of Caroline; dear brother of Eileen King (John), Barbara Tercha (Paul), Virginia DeHaan (J.C.) and Lorraine Camaratta (Joe). Relatives and friends are invited to Joe's Life Celebration Thursday, November 16th, from...
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