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Our Obituaries

George T. Kline

May 6, 2021

George T. Kline passed away, suddenly, on May 6, 2021 at the age of 84. Beloved husband of Virginia R. "Ginny" Kline (nee Furlong); loving father of Kimberly Forward (Steve), George J. "Bud" Kline (Stephanie) and Marc Kline; cherished grandfather of Nicholas Migliaccio, Reese Kline, George Kline and Evangeline Kline; dear brother of Mary Wilson, Annamae McCarron and Kathleen Moore (James). ...
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Michael A. Baker

May 6, 2021

Michael A. Baker age 47 of Philadelphia passed away suddenly on May 6, 2021. Michael was the beloved fiancé of Deanna Doto, loving father of Melissa Stubljar (Niko), Rachel Baker, Michael Baker and Lauren Baker and dear brother of Barbara Przybyl (Steve). Michael was a Philadelphia Police Officer for 23 years and worked at the 1st District. He enjoyed hunting and being in the mountains,...
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Robert J. Szychulski

October 3, 1954 - May 4, 2021

Robert John Szychulski aka "The Commissioner", of Philadelphia PA, passed away on May 4th 2021 at the age of 66. Bobby was the loving husband of Susan M. (nee Pension) for 45 wonderful years. Bobby was the caring father to Suzanne Wolf (Raymond), Andrew R. Szychulski (Erin), Bobby A. Szychulski, and the late Timothy M. Szychulski. Bobby leaves behind an impressive a loving legacy in his eleven...
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Marie R. Urban

May 4, 2021

Marie R. Urban (nee Decollewaert) of North Wales, and formerly of Philadelphia, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. She was 87. Marie was the beloved wife to her childhood sweetheart, the late Raymond J. Urban of which they shared 63 beautiful years. Born in Philadelphia, she was the loving daughter to the late Albert and Nettie (nee Scioli) Decollewaert. Marie leaves behind...
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John F. Gaudreau, Sr.

May 2, 2021

John F. Gaudreau, Sr., of Phila, age 96, passed away on May 2, 2021. John was retired from the Philadelphia Police Department. John was the loving husband of the late Catherine V. (to whom he was married to for 76 years) and devoted father of Mary Ellen Owens and Paula C. Conroy (Bill) and the late John F., Jr, Patrick & Paul and dear brother of Pauline Benevides and the late Emile, Everett &...
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Barbara A. Ailtmar

June 2, 1960 - May 1, 2021

Barbara A. Ailtmar (nee Farrell), 60 of Jamison, PA passed away suddenly on May 1, 2021. Loving mother of Brianna Ailtmar (John Coyne) and Sean Ailtmar. Dear daughter of Charles A. Farrell and the late Barbara A. (nee Mattson) Farrell. Beloved sister of Charles J. Farrell (Carolyn McKenna Farrell) and the late Frances P. Farrell (Richard Atlee). Loving companion of Thomas Stapleton. Cherished...
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Marie E. Bova

April 30, 2021

Marie E. Bova 74 of Philadelphia passed away on April 30, 2021. Beloved wife of Richard J. Bova, Sr. Dear daughter of the late Mario and Angelina (Belfiore) Santini. Loving mother of Stephen Maleno (Denise), Michele Maleno, Richard J. Bova, Jr. (Kelly) and Suzanne DeRose (Michael). Mom-mom of Angelo, Anthony, Peyton, Stephen, Jr., Nina, Nicholas, Santino and Giovanna. Sister of Paul Santini ...
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Elizabeth Anne Cawley

April 29, 2021

Elizabeth Anne Cawley passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 29, 2021. She was 91. Elizabeth was the beloved wife to the late James V. Cawley for 69 years. She is survived by her loving children; Eileen Cleghorn (David), Joanne Gordy (Bill), James G. Cawley (Daryl), Margaret Clark (Matt), Terrance Cawley (late Anita), and the late Mary Elizabeth Cawley, as well as her grandchildren; Ryan...
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Marion Roff

April 28, 2021

Marion Roff, born August 13, 1925. Lifetime resident of Somers Point, NJ. Departed this life on April 28, 2021. Predeceased by her husband George E. Roff, parents Joseph & Edna Gifford, brothers Robert & Andy Gifford. She is survived by her son George J. Roff & wife Marie Roff of Northfield, and daughter Pat Lacovitti of Glenolden, PA, grandson Dennis P. Roff & granddaughter Jaime M. Roff,...
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Richard Hampson

April 27, 2021

Richard Hampson passed away on April 27, 2021 at the age of 50. Loving father of Hunter and Shane Hampson; beloved son of Margaret "Peg" and the late Harry C. Hampson; dear brother of Kathi Jones, Harry Hampson (Gerri), Dianne Hood (Mike) and Mag Ference (Mike). He is also survived by his former wife, Karen. Richard was a graduate of Archbishop Ryan High School as well as attaining his...
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Ermelinda Desiderio

April 26, 2021

Desiderio Ermelinda ( nee Lamelza ) on April 26, 2021, age 92, passed away at home with her family by her side. Ermelinda was predeceased by her parents; Enrichetta ( nee Lazzaro ) and Matteo Lamelza, all her siblings; Giuseppe, Michele, Maria and Mario, her beloved husband Michele and her son Matteo, She is survived by her children Angiolino Desiderio, Maria ( Carlo ) D'Angelo, her...
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Kamil Oner

April 25, 2021

Kamil Selahattin Oner passed away on April 25, 2021. He was 69. Kamil was born in Istanbul, Turkey to Zulfiye and Sadik Oner. He is survived by his nieces and nephew, Filiz Karaman, Deniz Karaman, and Cem Karaman; great nieces and nephew, Ayla Karaman, Aydin Karaman, and Camila Karaman; and brother, Sabahattin Oner. Kamil is preceded in death by his loving wife, Emine Oner. He was such a...
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Faith L. James

April 25, 2021

Faith L. James passed away peacefully on April 25, 2021 at the age of 85. Loving mother to Faith L. Hueber (Daniel); grandmother to Daniel Hueber Jr (Pamela), Faith Adcox (Robert); great-grandmother to Daniel, Ryan, Robert and Casey. Also left to cherish Faith's memory is her sister Carol Piascik, many nieces and nephews, and all who affectionately knew her as Nan. Faith was born in...
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Carol E. Roman

April 24, 2021

Carol E. Roman (nee Zigmont) was reunited with her late husband Richard on April 24, 2021 at the age of 85. She was the beloved mother of Linda, Richard and the late David, beloved mother-in-law to Bonnie and Alex, beloved sister of Elaine and brother-in-law Bud, beloved grandmother of Richard, Matthew, Alexander, Christopher, Jennifer, and Jessica, and beloved aunt of Michael and Kevin. Also...
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Christopher M. McCrorey

April 24, 2021

On Saturday, April 24, 2021, Christopher Michael McCrorey, son of John and Kathy McCrorey, peacefully passed away at home surrounded by family and friends. Christopher was proud to be born and raised in Juniata Park. He graduated from Holy Innocents and North Catholic High School. He worked for several roofing and siding contractors after school. His passion was skateboarding and he received...
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Robert C. Giampietro

April 23, 2021

Robert C. "Bob" Giampietro passed away on April 23, 2021 at the age of 77. Beloved husband of Angela Giampietro (nee Gabriele); loving father of Robert Giampietro (Amy) and Jennifer Pienkowski (Chris); cherished stepfather to Susan Reid (Michael) and the late Bobby Collins; adored grandfather of Corey, Chelsea, Hailey, Ava, Jack, Christopher, Ben, Jake, Eden and Lia; much-loved great grandfather...
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David A. Bruno

April 23, 2021

David A. Bruno passed away on April 22, 2021 at the age of 65. Beloved husband of Joanne M. Bruno (nee Garonski); loving father of Jennifer Weinert (Robert), Lauren Bruno and the late David F. Bruno; cherished grandfather of Samantha and Robert Weinert; dear brother of Philip Bruno (Eileen), Diane Bruno and James Bruno. Relatives and friends are invited to David's Life Celebration...
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Geraldine A. "Jerry" McLinden

April 22, 2021

On Thursday, April 22, 2021, Geraldine A. "Jerry" McLinden (nee Daley) passed away peacefully surrounded by family at her home in Philadelphia, PA. Loving wife of 53 years to the late Peter J. McLinden and mother to Geraldine Lyons (Patrick), Diane Hough (William), Bonnie Egan (Thomas), the late Charles McLinden, Lucy McGinley (Patrick), and Peter McLinden (Katherine), as well as 20...
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John S. Connolly

April 19, 2021

John S. Connolly, of Egg Harbor Twp., formerly of Philadelphia, passed away on April 19, 2021 at the age of 81. Beloved husband of the late Lynne Connolly (nee Axelson); loving father of Donna Marks (John Drew), John S. Connolly, Jr. (Kim) and Tracey Ralston (Kevin); cherished grandfather of Samantha, Monica, John, III, Shawn, Kevin, Chase and Jack; faithful companion of Helen Jones; dear brother...
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Vincent J. Lamelza

April 17, 2021

Vincent J. Lamelza, 56 of Philadelphia, passed away on April 17, 2021. Beloved of Mary D'Ambra, loving step-father to Angelina (Ryan) and Nicholas III (Samantha). Pop-Pop of Valentino, Nicholas IV and Lyla Grace. Dear brother of Antoinette Sun (David) and Louis Lamelza. Loving Uncle to Jessica (Jordan), Nick (Kelsey), Kevin, Dylan and Tyler and many cousins. Predeceased by his parents Luciano and...
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Joseph Michael Carroll

April 16, 2021

Joseph Michael Carroll, of Philadelphia, passed away on April 16, 2021. He was the son of Norma Carroll (nee Sheers) and the late Joseph A. Carroll, Jr. Joe was happy and loving. He loved the Jersey Shore, trips to the Casino's, his Wawa coffee (and Dunkin Donuts, too!). He enjoyed a beer now and again and especially liked to entertain. Joe was also a lover of music……besides listening to...
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Joann Dolores Henesey

April 16, 2021

Joann Dolores Henesey (née Iezzi) age 62 of Bensalem, PA, passed away on April 15th. Beloved wife of Daniel Henesey for more than 42 years, together over 50 years. She was a devoted and loving mother to Lauren N. Henesey (Michael). She was born in West Philadelphia, daughter of the late Romolo Iezzi and Concetta (née Giansante). She grew up in Northeast Philadelphia, attended Our Lady of...
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Karen Mary Kumor

April 16, 2021

Karen Mary Kumor May 31, 1957 – April 16, 2021 Precious Daughter of Theresa Siemietkoski Kumor and the late Robert Kumor, Sr. Loving Sister of Nancy Kumor, Diane Kumor and Robert Kumor, Jr. (Trish). Beloved Ciocia of nieces Diane Moss (Phil), Claire Carroll, Elizabeth Wahl, Anna Kumor and Molly Kumor, nephews William Carroll (Tara), Timothy Carroll, Robert Kumor, III (Amanda) and Jack...
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Clarence "Sonny" Holmes

March 1, 1938 - April 14, 2021

Clarence W. "Sonny" Holmes, of Philadelphia, passed away on April 14th 2021, surrounded by his family, at the age of 83. Sonny was the devoted husband to Theresa "Terry" Holmes for 33 years, and the caring father to Michael Holmes, Jack Holmes, Anthony Holmes (Laura Holmes), the late Bobby Holmes, Kate Yeager, Judy Holmes, and Lindsey Holmes (John Rizzuto). Sonny will also be greatly missed by...
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Teresa Rothove

April 13, 2021

Teresa Rothove passed away peacefully in her home in North East Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, where she resided for most of her lifetime. She was 70 and in the care of her sister Emanuela. Teresa was preceded by her loving husband of 20 years Roger Rothove, her parents Leonard and Josephine (nee Colon) Rothove and brother Bruce "Bear" Harting. Teresa is survived by her brother...
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Martin J. Flynn

April 13, 2021

Martin Joseph "Pop" or "Pete" Flynn Sr., 76, of Philadelphia passed away on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. He was born May 19, 1944 in Philadelphia to Martin Joseph Flynn and Catherine (Skanish) Flynn. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Dorothy "Dot" (Young) Flynn with whom he shared 45 years of marriage, and sons Martin Joseph "Pete" Flynn Jr. (Dolores "Dee" Flynn) and Anthony Vincent...
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Marlin A. Walters

April 10, 1941 - April 13, 2021

Marlin A. Walters, of Bensalem, PA, passed away on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at the age of 80. Born in Milton, PA to the late John Walters and Margaret Snyder, Marlin was a proud Army Veteran and a decorated sharp shooter. He was adventurous and loved to try and do new things. Marlin loved life and lived it on his own terms. He enjoyed bowling, shooting pool, darts, playing cards, and taking...
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Edward Gabriel DiFrancesco

March 6, 1937 - April 11, 2021

Edward Gabriel DiFrancesco, 84, died on April 11, 2021 in Camden, New Jersey. Born on March 6, 1937 to Dominic and Anna (nee Soma), Edward grew up in South Philadelphia where he attended St. Monica's Elementary School and Southeast Catholic High School (Bishop Neumann). Inspired by the career of his late uncle, renowned jazz guitarist Eddie Lang for whom he was named, Ed developed a life-long...
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John E. McArdle

November 12, 1954 - April 10, 2021

John E. McArdle of Holme Circle Philadelphia and Melrose Park passed away on April 10th, 2021 at the age of 66. John was the son of the late Francis J. McArdle and and Anne E. (Mick) Lopez. John was the loving father to Michael R Stieffenhofer (Dana) and John F. Beecher. John will be greatly missed by his caring siblings: Francis J. (Denise), Mary Anne (Jeanne), Matthew W. (Carleen), Patricia...
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Alexander J. Coccerino

April 10, 2021

Alexander J. Coccerino passed away on April 10, 2021 at the age of 89. Beloved husband of Elvira Coccerino (nee Cordal); loving father of Melissa Zwicharowski (Richard); cherished grandfather of Alexis Purcell (Thomas). He is proceeded in death by his brothers Felice and Anthony Coccerino. He is survived by his sisters, Angelina Iorio and Marie Taylor, his sister-in-laws, Janet Coccerino and Mary...
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Daniel P. MacDonald III

April 8, 2021

Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Daniel P. MacDonald III passed away on April 8, 2021. He was 51. Daniel was born in Philadelphia to Donna and Daniel P. MacDonald, Jr. He is survived by his wife, Kimberly; children, Brittany LaMarche-MacDonald, Daniel P. IV, Kailey, Margaret, and Baby MacDonald; granddaughter, Aurora; his parents, Donna and Daniel; and siblings, Donna Hewitt (Edgar), and...
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Nicholas Strembicki

April 7, 2021

Nicholas P. Strembicki, Jr. passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 lovingly surrounded by his family; he was only 46 years old. Nick was born in Northeast Philadelphia on April 21, 1974 to Nicholas P. Strembicki (deceased) and Donna Frank (nee Brennan). He is a graduate of St. Jerome's Roman Catholic School and Father Judge High School, as well as a long-time employee of the...
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James G. Gumpper, Jr.

April 7, 2021

GUMPPER JR, JAMES GAMBLE (Jim) of Philadelphia, PA, passed away on Wednesday April 7, 2021, at the age of 81. Jim was the loving husband of the late Carol Bernadette (nee Diener) and was the caring father to the late James Charles Gumpper. James is survived by his devoted daughter Karen Ann Crawford (James Robert "Bob"), loving son Michael Gumpper (Paula), and many grandchildren whom he adored:...
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Jeffrey Robert Helveston, Sr.

October 1, 1961 - April 6, 2021

Jeffrey Robert Helveston, Sr Beloved father of Donna (Joe) and Jeffrey Jr. (Amanda). Pop pop to JoJo, Aidan, Logan Declan, Katrina, and Hailie. Brother of Rita and Trudy. A beloved friend and dedicated family man was called to be with God on April 6th 2021. He will be missed dearly by all that knew and loved him. His 59 years will be celebrated privately.
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Alberto Augusto Alves

October 18, 1927 - April 6, 2021

Alberto Augusto Alves, of Philadelphia and Portugal, passed away on April 6th 2021, at the age of 93. Alberto was the loving husband of the late Maria E. (nee Leite) for 69 years and caring father to Jose E. Alves (Isolina), Alberto Augusto C. Alves (Annabelle), Ricardo J. Alves, and Augusta C. Pereira (Carlos M.). Alberto leaves behind an impressive legacy in his many grandchildren and great...
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Thomas J. Brennan, Jr.

April 5, 2021

Thomas J. Brennan, Jr., 63 of Philadelphia, PA passed away on April 5, 2021. Dear son of the late Thomas and Mary Brennan, Sr. Thomas attended school in the Philadelphia school system and went on to be employed at Pep day program /workshop for many years. When Tom as we called him resided at South 13th St he enjoyed traveling, being with friends, cook- outs in the back yard, and attending...
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John F. Keyes

April 4, 2021

John F. Keyes passed away peacefully surrounded by family, Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021 at the age of 88. He was preceded in death by his parents Margaret and John Keyes, and In-laws Catherine and Joseph McDonough. Beloved husband of Joan Keyes (nee McDonough); loving father of Sharon Pond, Wayne Keyes (Ruth), Maureen O'Reilly (Terence), Kristine Keyes, Valerie Clegg, Jacqueline Kessler ...
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Helen Weinberger

April 3, 2021

Helen Weinberger, 71, suddenly passed on April 3, 2021. She is survived by the love of her life, Donald Weinberger. Married on 4/20/74, they were set to celebrate 47 years together. She also leaves behind her 2 sons, James Weinberger (Kim) and Edward Weinberger. Beloved Mom Mom to Madelyn, Ethan, and Laila Weinberger. Dear Sister to Tom Shaw (Ann), Bruce Shaw (Jane), Tom Montvydas (Nancy),...
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John R. "Jack" Rogers

April 2, 2021

John R. "Jack" Rogers, of Philadelphia, Pa., passed away at the age of 73 on April 2, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Rush and Irma Rogers. Jack was a member of the Philadelphia Carpenters Union for over 40 years, until his retirement. He was the loving father to Anthony John "AJ" Vasta (Monica) and devoted "Pop Pop" of Ava Jade & Max. Jack was an avid bowler. He was a...
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Lourdes Santoni

September 2, 1954 - April 1, 2021

Dr. Lourdes Santoni, 66, of Yardley, PA died on April 1, 2021 at her home. Lourdes attended Queens Vocational High School where she earned her Nursing Diploma and later attended Kings College in Staten Island. She left New York to continue her nursing training at Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where she worked for many years as an RN. Lourdes was a life-long learner...
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Joseph E. Shovlin

January 4, 1930 - March 30, 2021

Joseph E. "Mickey" Shovlin, age 91 of Philadelphia, passed away on March 30, 2021. Son of the late Sally and Joseph Shovlin, he is predeceased by his brother Edward Shovlin. He is survived by his beloved wife Joyce (née Irwin) Shovlin. Predeceased by his daughter Kathy Ann Shovlin, he is survived by two daughters: Maureen MacKenzie (Colin) of Bothell, WA; Eileen Shults (Mitch) of Edmonds, WA;...
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Elizabeth L. Canning

March 30, 2021

Elizabeth L. Canning (Betty Lou) 82, of Southampton formerly of Philadelphia passed away on March 30, 2021. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Francis. Loving mother of Tara Cooke (Bill), Clare McDowall (Gordon), Erin Canning (Steve Unger). Predeceased by her loving daughter, Amy Kohler (Tim). Also survived by her grandchildren Megan, Katie, Stephanie, Rachel, Nick, and Blaise. Sister of...
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Carmela Morrone

March 29, 2021

Carmela Morrone (nee D'Asenzo) passed away on March 29, 2021 at the age of 90. Beloved wife of Giuseppe Morrone; loving mother of the late Amalia Zaffino (the late Marziale) and the late Cesira Desiderio (the late Matteo); cherished nonna of Daniel Zaffino, Maryann Konrad (Jim) and Michael Desiderio (Claudia); great-grandmother of 6. She is also survived by two sisters, many nieces, nephews and...
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Paul Henry Diaz

December 24, 1941 - March 26, 2021

Paul H. Diaz passed away peacefully on Friday, March 26, 2021 surrounded by his family. He was 79. Paul was the beloved husband to Nancy Murray Diaz for 55 years. He is also survived by his loving children; Joan M. Diaz-Boyle (Sean), Kathleen T. Diaz, and Paul D. Diaz (Cynthia), his grandchildren; Isabella, Callie, and Samantha Diaz, and Christopher Boyle (Becca), his great-granddaughter:...
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Catherine M. Denning

March 25, 2021

Catherine M. Denning (nee Mascoveto) passed away on March 25, 2021 at the age of 67. Beloved wife of James T. Denning; loving mother of James Denning (Lisa), Angela Bird (Micheal) and the late Kimberly Denning; cherished grandmother of Jimmy and Annabella Denning and Mikayla and Bailey Bird. She is also survived by many cousins that she loved dearly. The world lost a beloved wife,...
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Edward J. Connerton

March 23, 2021

Edward J. Connerton passed away on March 23, 2021 at the age of 76. Loving father of Joseph Connerton (Laura); cherished grandfather of Taylor, Alexander, Kendall, Liam and Madysen; dear brother of Leo Connerton, Jr., Theresa Saunders, Marie Golling, Eleanor Kelly and the late John Connerton and Catherine Bendak. Edward proudly served his country in the Air Force during the Vietnam...
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Genevieve J. Hayes

August 1, 1935 - March 22, 2021

Genevieve J. Hayes (nee Bombas), of Philadelphia, passed away peacefully at home with family by her side, on March 22, 2021 at the age of 85. Genevieve was the loving wife of the late Archie F. Hayes for over 60 years and the caring mother to Kathleen A. Hendrix (Hunter), Karen F. Kucowski, and Geffrey A. Hayes (Laureen T.). Genevieve was the daughter to the late Joseph and Antoinette, and sister...
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George Louis Turner

June 29, 1932 - March 22, 2021

George Louis Turner, 88, of Sanford, Me. passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, March 22, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. George was born on June 29, 1932 to Theodore and Alice (Cole) Turner in Reading, Massachusetts where he grew up and attended local schools. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. In 1957 he married the love of his life...
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Arthur Braun

March 21, 2021

Arthur T. Braun Jr. of Philadelphia passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on March 21, 2021 at the age of 89. Arthur was the loving husband of Margaret (Foerst) for 67 years and the father to the late Debra McGlinsey, Ronald, Robert (Sheila), Janet Ryan, Gerald and Edward. Art was the proud grandfather of 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Art will be greatly missed by...
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Paul Joseph Alminde

April 1, 1966 - March 20, 2021

Paul Joseph Alminde, of Philadelphia, on March 20th 2021, at the age of 54, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family. Paul was the caring husband of Claire (nee Ondrejka) for 31 years, and the father to Christopher, Claire Ann, and Patrick. Paul was the son of Paul and the late Helen (nee Kearney), and brother to the late Mark, Theresa, and Christopher Alminde. Paul will also be...
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Diane Wachtler Koob

March 17, 2021

Rev. Diane Wachtler Koob, 71, of Somers Point passed away peacefully on March 17, 2021, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born on May 20th, 1949 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Irma H. Wachtler and Dr. Raymond J. Wachtler. She attended public schools until 1963 when she matriculated in the Summit School, now known as Summit-St. Paul Academy. Her Minnesota roots and childhood...
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Stasia Bechtle

March 16, 2021

Stasia M. Bechtle (nee Girnius), wife of the late Charles G., passed away peacefully with family by her side on March 16, 2021. She was 83, born in Brooklyn, NY to Helen and Joseph Girnius. Stasia is survived by her children, Charlotte Cooke (Kevin), Charles Jr. (Wilde), and Michael; grandchildren, Nicholas Bechtle, Kaitlin Cooke, and Kevin Cooke Jr.; preceded in death by grandchildren Charles...
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Lori Alyce Patterson

October 17, 1981 - March 15, 2021

Lori Alyce Patterson, 39, of Philadelphia, PA, passed away peacefully at home on the morning of Monday, March 15, 2021. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Lori attended Archbishop Ryan High School. Lori loved to help others and be around people. Regardless of what was going on, Lori could always be seen smiling, looking on the bright side of life, and working to encourage those around her. Lori...
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Carol S. Carlucci

March 14, 2021

Carol S. Carlucci passed away on March 14, 2021 at the age of 72. Loving mother of Cameron and James; Godmother of David Gerrity, Susan Bonifanti Holman, and Joseph Makye Meibos-Baldere; dear sister of Patricia Gerrity (Joseph "Roger") and Roxanne Hoover (Carl); beloved daughter of the late Rocco and Theresa Carlucci. Also survived by her aunt, Immaculate Menichello, and several loving nieces,...
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Lester M. McCurdy

March 13, 2021

Lester M. McCurdy passed away on March 13, 2021 at the age of 92. Beloved husband of Mary F. McCurdy (nee Moure); loving father of Michael (Dianne), Patricia Dingley (Dan), Sue Youse (Ron) and John (the late Lisa); cherished grandfather of Brian (Jess), Jonathan, Christian, Stephen (Luci), Megan (Brian), Melissa, Courtney, Collin, Ryan, Danielle, Sean and great-grandfather of Daniel. Lester...
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Charles "Chalie" F. Donahue

February 26, 1937 - March 9, 2021

Charles "Chalie" F. Donahue, 84, passed away peacefully at his home with his loving wife and children by his side on March 9, 2021. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was preceded in death by his loving parents, Francis and Margaret Freeman. Chalie was the beloved husband to Joan A. (Cole) Donahue. They were happily married for 61 years. In addition to his wife, his children; Michael...
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Marie R. Sears

August 27, 1958 - March 8, 2021

Marie R. Sears, of Philadelphia, passed away on Monday, March 8, 2021 at her residence. She was 62 years old. Marie was born in Philadelphia on August 27, 1958 to the late John D. Oldfield and Dorothy R. (née McCuen) Oldfield. She was the wife to Joseph P. Sears with whom she is survived by and together they shared 32 years of marriage. Marie was a graduate of John W. Hallahan High School and...
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Mitsa "Malamo" Maris

July 7, 1932 - March 8, 2021

Mitsa "Malamo" Maris passed away peacefully on March 8, 2021. She was 88. Malamo was the beloved wife to the late Nicolas Maris, loving daughter to George and Elaine Topakas, and mother to the late Dimitrios Maris. Malamo is survived by her loving children; Argetta Ballas, George Maris, Konstantinos Maris, and Debbie Milnik, as well as her 2 sisters; Joanne Katis and Toula Kaligios, her...
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Jesse G. Howard

March 7, 2021

Jesse G. Howard passed away on March 7, 2021 at the age of 81. Husband of Hilda Howard (nee Cosby); father of Jesse, II (Grycel), Fredrick, Tyrone (Tracee), Andrew and Angela Howard-McIlwaine (Raeford); also survived by his 7 grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to Jesse's Life Celebration on Friday, March 19th, beginning at 9:00 a.m., followed by his Funeral Service, 11...
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Robert M. Bradford

March 6, 2021

Robert M. Bradford, age 74, of Philadelphia, passed away peacefully with his children by his side on March 6th, 2021. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was the son of the late Raymond and Naomi Bradford. Robert was the devoted husband of the late Mary, his true love that he met on the beach in Margate, married 28 years. He was the beloved father of Daniel Bradford and Elizabeth...
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George "RICKY" McGuigan

December 7, 1945 - March 6, 2021

George Richard "RICKY" McGuigan, age 75, passed away suddenly at Shore Memorial Hospital in Somers Point, NJ on March 6th, 2021. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania December 7, 1945. Ricky was survived by his life partner Rosalie Del Prete and the beloved son of the late Margaret M. McGuigan. He was the loving brother of Bunny Christy, Thomas McGuigan (his wife Teresa), the late William...
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Catherine V. Gaudreau

March 5, 2021

Catherine V. Gaudreau, 95 of Philadelphia passed away on March 5, 2021. Beloved wife of John F. Gaudreau, Sr. Loving mother of Mary Ellen Owens, Paula C. Conroy (Bill) and the late John, Jr, Patrick and Paul. Grandmother of Paul (Heather), Steven (Wendy), Timothy (Joy), Patrick, Renee', Gregory (Rachael), John III., Alexis and Damien. Great grandmother of 7. Dear sister of the late John Edgar and...
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Mitchell Blank

March 3, 2021

Mitchell Blank passed away surrounded by his loving family on March 3, 2021. He was 68. Mitch was born in Philadelphia to Irene and William Blank. He is survived by his wife, Margaret "Peggy" Shriver; children, Jason Blank, Jeffrey Stirling (Samantha), Jamie Blank (Brian Kipruto), Ken Shriver, and Matthew Shriver; grandchildren, Alexis and Mackenzie. Mitch was an extremely kind man who always...
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Louis Cinque

March 2, 2021

Louis Cinque (Louie) A friend who passed away at the age of 94, on March 2, 2021. He was survived by his daughter Karen (John Hinnegan), Grandcat Angelo, His brother Blasé and good friend Joan Freitag. During his lifetime he served in the United States Navy and was a longtime maintenance worker, as well as being active in the senior center. Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing...
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Ivette Vera

September 6, 1972 - February 26, 2021

Ivette Vera was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 6,1972. She attended Jules E. Mastbaum Highschool in Philadelphia. Despite the struggles of becoming a single mother at a young age, Ivette was able to work full time and attend school in the evenings at Chestnut Hill College where she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. Although Ivette was an accountant, dedicating over 25...
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Petro Udowenko

February 26, 2021

Petro Udowenko passed away on February 26, 2021 at the age of 92. Beloved husband of Elizabeth Udowenko (nee Fesenko); loving father of Nella Hummel (Tom) and Richard Udowenko (Mary Butler). He is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Petro enjoyed deep sea fishing, vegetable and flower gardening and walking. Relatives and friends are invited to Petro's Life...
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Margaret A. Rodzewich

April 11, 1940 - February 25, 2021

Margaret Rodzewich (nee Zaengle) passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Jefferson Aria Hospital. She was a devoted daughter to the late Francis and Anna Zaengle and sister to the late Francis and James (Carolyn). Margaret was the beloved wife of the late Stanley Rodzewich, loving mom to Denise Dolan-Hill (Charles), cherished grandmother to Jaime Dolchanczyk (Joseph) and Jillian Davies ...
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Thomas J. Stokes, Sr.

May 30, 1936 - February 24, 2021

Thomas J. Stokes, Sr., of Philadelphia, passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at his residence. He was 84 years old. "Tom" as he was affectionately known by his family and friends was born in Philadelphia on May 30, 1936 to the late Thomas L. Stokes and Catherine (née Ries) Stokes. He was a graduate of North Catholic High School and served his country honorably in the United States Navy,...
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Joanne F. Allen

January 23, 1952 - February 23, 2021

Joanne F. Allen, of Philadelphia, passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at her residence. She was 69 years old. Joanne was born in Philadelphia on January 23, 1952 to the late Howard and Teresa (née Griesser) Riddle. She was a 1970 graduate of Little Flower High School and worked as an office manager, most recently at St. Christopher's Hospital. In her free time, she enjoyed watching...
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Ralph Mills Ballantyne, Jr.

August 25, 1929 - February 21, 2021

Ralph Mills Ballantyne, Jr. passed away peacefully on February 21st, 2021 at the age of 91. He was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Ralph Mills Ballantyne, Sr. and Mabel Ruth Ballantyne (nee Johnson.) Ralph was the loving father of John Ballantyne, Judy Stone, Tish Marshall, Mary Ellen Mottolo, David Ballantyne, Marc Ballantyne, and Maryanne Sandt; cherished grandfather of 16 and great...
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Dolores "Dee" Daniele, (nee Muessig)

February 20, 2021

Dolores "Dee" Daniele nee Muessig of Society Hill, Philadelphia succumbed after a lengthy and courageous struggle with cancer on February 20, 2021. Well remembered for her unforgettable blue eyes, winning smile and ready conversation. Wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and volunteer. A lifelong Philadelphian, Catholic school educated, served as a secretary at the U.S. Naval Supply...
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John Ursbruck

August 1, 1953 - February 20, 2021

John J. Ursbruck passed away suddenly on February 20th, 2021 at the age of 67. He was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late John J. Ursbruck, Sr. and Ann Stelman. John was the loving brother to Stacy, Marsha,and Julie. Loving father of Alison (Mason), Jill (Dennis), and Kristen (Joel); cherished grandfather of Joseph, Kaylin, Madilyn, Tessa, Ben, Xavier,John, Marisol, Joel, and Karolina. John...
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Estrellita "Lita" Rivera

February 19, 2021

Estrellita "Lita" D. Rivera, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on the evening of Friday, February 19th 2021 at the age of 88. Lita was born to the late Virgina Cruz and Anselmo David, on May 26th 1932. She was the beloved widow of the late Sostones, devoted father of Edilberto Rivera (Sheila) Gerardo Rivera (Cecile), Dolorita Bacerra (the late Edward), Marco Rivera (Leonila...
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Susan Ann Ortlip

May 27, 1968 - February 19, 2021

Susan Ann Ortlip "Sue" passed away suddenly on February 19th, 2021 at the age of 52. Sue was born in Meadowbrook, PA to Richard C. Ortlip and Doris A. Ortlip (nee Gamble.) She was the loving sister of Richard C. Ortlip (Christine); cherished aunt to Amanda, Kathryn, Christopher, and Lisa; also a great aunt to Cadence, R.J., Emma, Lyra, Landon, Anna and Layla. She will also be missed by the family...
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Nancy May Malaby

May 31, 1940 - February 18, 2021

Nancy May Malaby (nee Patton) passed away peacefully on February 18th, 2021 at 80 years of age. Nancy was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Joseph Patton and Florence Patton (nee King.) She was the beloved wife to the late James Malaby; Loving mother to Michele Youngwirth, Scott Malaby, Gary Malaby, and James Malaby (Michelle); cherished grandmother of 8 and great-grandmother of 6. Also left...
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Patrick Joseph McCausland

March 5, 2000 - February 17, 2021

Patrick Joseph McCausland passed away suddenly on February 17th, 2021 at the age of 20. Patrick was born in Philadelphia, PA to Teresa Scott McCausland and the late Alan McCausland. He was the loving brother of Tim, Kevin, and Alan. He was the long time "soul mate" of Ash Oberst. Preceded in death by his brother Ryan. He will be dearly missed by his nieces Kaelyn and Kenna who he loved...
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George W. Robertson, Jr.

June 8, 1935 - February 13, 2021

George W. Robertson, Jr., of Philadelphia, passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Einstein Medical Center in Elkins Park. He was 85 years old. George was born in London, Ohio on June 8, 1935 to the late George W. Robertson, Sr. and Dorothy S. (née Welvin) Robertson. He was a graduate of West Jefferson High School class of 1953 in Ohio. He then served his country honorably in the United...
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Vahan Aijian

February 12, 2021

Vahan Aijian of Philadelphia, PA passed away peacefully on February 12, 2021. He was 83. Son of the late Katherine and Vahan Aijian, Vahan was born on November 30, 1937. Vahan was a member of the Teamsters Local #107 for many years. Vahan is survived by his loving daughter Kim; nieces, Deborah and Gail Alyanakian; and good friend, Deborah McClosky. He is preceded in death by his wife, Judy;...
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John W. Evans III

February 12, 2021

John W. Evans, III passed away on Friday, February 12, 2021 at the age of 63. Beloved husband of Wendy Evans (Maher); loving step-father and dad to Tori Zuniga (Cisco), Angela Evans-Kelly (Lance), Ryan Evans, Harley Evans and the late Dean Zembower and Sarah Evans; cherished grandpop of Christopher, Giovanni, Zoë, Zane, and Zack; dear brother of Dale Evans and Danny Evans. He is also survived by...
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Vadim Afanassiev

February 11, 2021

Vadim (Dima) Afanassiev of Bensalem passed away peacefully after a long illness on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at his home, surrounded by his wife and daughter. He was 83 years old. Born in the Soviet Union, Vadim immigrated to Philadelphia when he was 10 years old. He was a graduate of Northeast High School and studied at Temple University. He worked many different jobs, including being a...
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Jose Manuel Medina, Sr. "Neco"

October 27, 1940 - February 11, 2021

Jose Manuel Medina, Sr., of Philadelphia and Jayuya, Puerto Rico, passed away on February 11th 2021 at the age of 80. Jose was the loving husband of Juanita (nee Rosario) for 44 wonderful years, and the caring father to Gloria Cooper (Roy), Felicita Medina, Marilee Torres (Alex), and Jose M. Medina, Jr. (Stefanie). Jose also leaves behind an impressive legacy in his seven grandchildren; Roy "Pito...
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John J. DeLuca, Jr.

February 7, 2021

John J. DeLuca, Jr. passed away peacefully on February 7, 2021 at the age of 89. John was the beloved husband of Theresa DiLuciano DeLuca for 59 devoted years; cherished father of Karen (James) Gerstle and John E. (Patricia) DeLuca; adoring grandfather of Eric, Matthew and Nicole; dear brother of Bob DeLuca. John is preceded in death by his parents, John J. and Anna Scilovati DeLuca. ...
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David Erb

February 5, 2021

On February 5, 2021, David Erb joined the loving arms of his parents in eternal life. David was a charming man known for always smiling, giving an occasional "woof" to pretty women, showing a "fist pump" to those who knew him well, and he loved giving hugs. David also loved celebrating Christmas. He was always excited about and looked forward to celebrating Christmas with cousins. He would...
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Erna Buchsein

February 5, 2021

Erna Buchsein, of Philadelphia, passed away on February 5th, at the age of 91. She was born in Herdringen, Germany in 1930, daughter of the late Bernard and Josephine Schramme. Erna was a retired seamstress. She enjoyed world travel, exercise, reading, knitting, crocheting, Erna was the devoted wife of the late Harry, married for 58 wonderful years. She was the loving mother of Joyce Radziak ...
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Margaret and Ralph Citrino

February 2, 2021

Margaret M. Citrino (nee Heller) passed away on February 2, 2021 at the age of 83 and her husband, Ralph J. Citrino, Sr. passed away on February 3, 2021 at the age of 91. Beloved parents of Gregory Citrino and the late Ralph, Jr., Darren and Mark Citrino; cherished grandparents of Gregory, Vincent, Vanessa, Garrett, April and great-grandparents of Julia, Luke, Brooke and Ian. Margaret was the...
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Richard E. Mallon

February 2, 2021

Richard E. Mallon passed away on February 2, 2021 at the age of 81. Beloved husband of Cecilia (nee Smith); beloved father of Richard (Debbie), Laurie (Sarai), Nancy (Brad), Carolyn, Cealie (the late Tommy), Brigid (Tom), Kelly (Sammy) and the late Jimmy; cherished grandfather of 22 and great-grandfather of 15; dear brother of Jimmy, Tommy and the late Albert, Mary, Francis and Charles. ...
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Gloria Gordon

November 18, 1926 - February 2, 2021

Gloria Gordon "Bunny" passed away peacefully on February 2nd, 2021 at the age of 94. She was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Dominic Ragno and Rose Passanante. Gloria was the loving wife of the late Leon M. Gordon; beloved mother of Richard Gordon (Mary Anne), Sharon Jourdain, Harry Gordon (Marianne), Lynne Mitro (Dave), and Mark Gordon; grandmother of Rich, Amy, Bernadette, Christopher,...
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Leanore Joyce Salvia

January 31, 2021

Leanore Salvia passed away peacefully on Sunday, January.31,2021 at age 56. Born on February.5,1963. She passed away from Metastatic Cervical Cancer. She is a beloved mother of Noel Mulholland and Kristi Mulholland and grandmother of Giovanni, Joey, Angelina, David (Bub) and Micheal. Beloved sister of Tony, Patti and Vince. Leanore had a heart of gold! Very sweet and sincere, also cared so much...
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James J. Stabler

January 30, 2021

James Stabler, age 88, died in Holy Redeemer Hospital on January 30, 2021. He was a 1951 graduate of Northeast Catholic School. Jim spent over forty years in the retail food industry, holding increasingly responsible positions at A&P and Superfresh markets. He was a proud UFCW union member and spent the latter part of his career as the district produce manager in northern New Jersey. Jim...
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Jane E. Jasionowski

January 28, 2021

Jane E. Jasionowski (nee Wilczek) passed away on January 28, 2021 at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late Henry F. Jasionowski; loving mother of Jim (Sharon), Bob (Jeanne), Donna Topham (Tom), Sue Jasionowski and Judy Henry (Jim); cherished grandmother of Jim, Jr. (Rachel), Dan, Drew (Larissa), Kristen, Amy, Robbie, Jr. (Boram), Timmy, Kelly and great-grandmother of Nick, Anthony and Alijah;...
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Agnes E. Quinn

January 27, 2021

Agnes E. Quinn (nee Walmsley) passed away on January 27, 2021 at the age of 82. Beloved wife of Charles F. Quinn; loving mother of Steve (Pat), Jeanne DiVirgilio (Ray), Brian (the late Pat), Nancy Carlin (Tom), Teresa Bovio (Fran), Charles, Jr. (Monica), Michael (Conchetta), Mary Quinn (Mike), Shawn (Denise), James (Jackie) and the late Christine Quinn; cherished grandmother of 27 and great...
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George E. Peppelman

January 25, 2021

George Edward Peppelman, 89, sadly on January 25, 2021 beloved husband of 68 years to Mary (née Pharo), beloved father of George Edward Jr., Mary Ann Blankenship, Deborah Wartman (James), Barbara Jean Schreiner (Joseph), Nancy Wichowski (John) and Patricia Hallman (J. Dwayne). Cherished Grandfather of George E. III, Nicole, Steven, Ashlee, Danielle, Kristen, the late Jason, Ronald, J.D.,...
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Ernest "Ernie" McGauley III

January 24, 2021

Ernest J. (Ernie) McGauley III, of Philadelphia, PA passed away suddenly at home on Sunday January 24, 2021, at the age of 61. Born and raised in Philadelphia to the late Ernest B. McGauley Jr. and Virginia F. McGauley, Ernie is preceded in death by his beloved wife Lorna J. McGauley (Neven). He is survived by his loving children Joseph M.(Brooke) McGauley, Katie J. McGauley and Ernest A....
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Soraya E. Garcia

May 12, 1974 - January 21, 2021

Soraya Elaine Garcia, of Philadelphia, passed away on January 21st 2021 at the age of 46. Soraya was the devoted wife of Cosito for 9 wonderful years. Soraya was the loving mother of Jasmine Baez, Crystal Baez, Victoria Rivera, Phillip Rivera, Nathan Garcia, Anthony Garcia, and Alaisha Garcia and proud grandmother of Abagail Monroe-Marte, Milan Yasmeen-Marte, Jelianni Soto, and Ohana Soraya Marte...
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Renay Wallen

January 20, 2021

Renay Monique Wallen passed away on January 20th, 2021 at the age of 38. Beloved daughter of Monica, loving sister of Jason (Mary Jane), cherished Aunt of Stephanie, Brittany, and Jason Jr., dear niece of Debbie Grahl. Preceded in death by her loving grandparents Werner and Carolyn. Renay enjoyed Dragon Ball Z, Cars, Superhero and Action movies. Some of her favorite things were Wonder Woman,...
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Donald Frances Chew

January 19, 2021

Donald Frances Chew, 75, of Galloway, NJ went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday January 19, 2021. Born in Chester, PA he was the son of the late Alfred K. and Mary V. (Ward) Chew. Donald was a devoted husband to Deborah (nee Riley) and stepfather to Matthew Murphy. Donald spent his early twenties serving our country in the U.S. Navy. Following his honorable discharge Don pursued a Bachelor...
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Valentine Louis Melchiorre

January 18, 2021

Valentine Louis Melchiorre, 90 of Huntingdon Valley formerly of Philadelphia passed away on January 18, 2021. Beloved husband of the late Anita (nee Ciambella) Melchiorre. Loving father of Mark Melchiorre (Deanna), Valerie Melchiorre and Vincent Melchiorre (Louise). Grandfather of Allison and Mark, Jr. Great grandfather of McCartney, Dominic, Roman and Alexa. Predeceased by 5 brothers and 4...
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Frederick J. Dadura, Sr.

August 2, 1931 - January 18, 2021

Frederick J. Dadura Sr., of Philadelphia, PA, passed away on Monday, January 18, 2021, at the age of 89. Born in Philadelphia to the late Vincent and Johanna Dadura, Frederick enjoyed horse racing and playing the lottery. He was also a passionate Philadelphia sports fan. Preceded in death by his siblings, Shirley, Edward, Jeanne, John, and Stella, Frederick is survived by his loving wife,...
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Helen M. Albano

January 18, 2021

Helen M. Albano (nee Drake) passed away on January 18, 2021 at the age of 74. Beloved wife of Michael G. Albano; loving mother of Regina Smith (Roger), Joseph Albano (Kimberly), Anthony Albano (Heather), Steven Albano (Amanda), Angelina Albano and stepmother of Michael and Michelle Albano; cherished grandmother of 11 and great-grandmother of 4; dear sister of the late Joseph Kull. Helen loved...
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Sharon Mullin

April 7, 1963 - January 16, 2021

Sharon Mullin, of Philadelphia and North Wildwood, passed away on January 16th 2021 at the age of 57. Sharon was the loving wife of Gerald "Gerry" Mullin for 28 years, which included 9 years of wonderful memories before marriage. Sharon was the caring mother of William A. Severa (Michelle) and Gerald Mullin (Carolina) as well as the loving grandmother to Aubrey, RaeLynn, and Ellie. Sharon was...
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