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Missed but never forgotten.

Griffith, Shirley Margaret ( nee Barnes) , On Friday, October 1, 2021, Shirley transitioned peacefully at home in the company of her family. Shirley was a native of Holmesburg, Philadelphia, PA. She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl O’Connor (Terry), one sister , 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. Shirley is preceded in death by her husband Howard “Muzzy” Griffith, and sons her sons four sons Howard, Jimmy, Ronnie, and Frank, and her (eleven) 11 siblings.Emmanuel Resurrection Episcopal Church, where Shirley faithfully served for many years as vestry member, Girls Friendly youth group, teaching Sunday school, member of the choir, just to name a few of her involvements. Relatives and friends are invited to a “ Gathering’ on Friday, October 8, 2021, 10:00 AM at Emmanuel Resurrection Episcopal Church, 8201 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19136 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM. The interment will immediately follow the Mass. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations are made to Emmanuel Resurrection Episcopal Church in memory of Shirley Margaret Griffith.
Maryann B. McGovern (nee Gliwa) passed away on August 20, 2021 at the age of 88. Mae was a lifelong resident of Philadelphia. She was one of 17 children born to the late Matthew and Helen (nee Konieczna) Gliwa, and has resided in the Holmesburg section for over 50 years. Mae was always there for family and friends, often putting others needs before her own.Beloved wife of the late James F. McGovern, Sr. and devoted mother of Dennis (Elizabeth) McGovern, Jeffrey McGovern and the late James J. McGovern , Jr. She is also survived by her 4 grandchildren; 8 sisters;1 brother and numerous nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing and funeral Thursday, August 26, 2021, at St. Dominic Church, 8504 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa 19136 from 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM, followed by her Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM. Attendees are required to observe proper mask and social distancing guidelines for Philadelphia. Interment Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Florists all deliveries must arrive at the church on Thursday at 8:00 AM.

Obituary for the late Terry Wayne Wilkins

Terry Wayne Wilkins, 25, of Dover, DE passed away on Friday, June 25, 2021.
Terry Wayne Wilkins was born on June 25, 1996, in Cape Coral, Florida to David Wilkins and Terri Kirk.  Terry was a loving son, brother, uncle, nephew, and grandson. He was preceded in death by his brother Shane Swisher, aunt Pam Biscardi, grandfather Lloyd Wilkins,
great uncle John Dodson, and great grandparents, John and Emily Dodson.
Terry was beautiful inside and out. He was kind, intelligent, and shy. He was an old soul with a huge heart. Terry’s passion in life was studying our history. He spent his free time reading, mostly about the Roman Empire. He loved shopping for antiques and collected antique books, tools, and religious icons. Terry loved poker, cigars, and expensive liqueur. Terry enjoyed working with his hands and kept himself busy with home improvement projects.
Terry is missed immensely, and his family will never be the same without him. We will always remember his beautiful smile and never forget his kind heart and charming personality.
The sudden and unforeseen death of his fiancé this past December, broke Terry’s heart.  Sadly, his grief was more than he could bear, and he never recovered from the loss.
Terry is survived by his parents, David Wilkins and Terri Kirk, his siblings
Amanda Swisher, Lars Kirk, and Jonathan Wilkins, his nephew Shane Simms, and by his grandparents, Bruce and Mary Meinhold, and Shirley Wilkins.
In addition, he leaves to cherish his memory aunts Paulette Kirk, Sheryl Head,
Nancy Moore, Kathy Chamberlain, Sally Lewis, Phyllis Aumick, Vicky Strauss, and uncles Eric Kirk and Gary Wilkins.
Family and friends are invited to a public viewing at 11:00 AM on Friday, July 2, 2021, at the Aldworth Funeral Home, 4117 Decatur Street, Philadelphia, PA
19136. Immediately following there will be a Funeral Service at 12:00PM with Fr. Stephen Katziner, officiating. Interment will take place at the Resurrection Cemetery in Bensalem, PA.

Obituary for the late Paul D. Snyder
Paul was born on March 01, 1959, in Philadelphia PA to Karl Snyder and Gail Stephanie Yagoda.
Paul was a fun and loving Son, Brother, Nephew, Cousin, Uncle and Husband.
In the fall of 2016 Paul and Deborah were married on October 16th, with this union they became a blended family of six (06).
Paul was preceded in death by his mother Gail (July 2013) and, brother Jonathan (October 2020).
Paul tirelessly worked as a Dispatcher/Driver for “All Threes Luxury Sedan Service (Yellow Cab)”. Paul’s tenure includes more than twenty-nine (29) years of service. Moreover, Pauls’ employer was a family-owned business; however, he had such a great rapport the owners, they considered him as member of the family.
Paul was kind to everyone and always left an impression with anyone who crossed his path. He was also loved by his “WAWA” and “WEIS” families, respectively.
In addition, to collecting American Eagle Figurines, he was a true Philadelphian Sports Fan.
Among, the other titles Paul was known for, was ‘Coach’ of a T-Ball team. (Ages U through 17 years old). As Coach, Paul had the privilege of coaching his son Justin. Paul and his daughter Amber ranked #1 in cookies sales for three (03) consecutive years. Paul was a loving and supportive father to all his children.
Paul was also known as “Paul Davis”, the “DJ”. He loved to play music for private events and local establishments. He had a wonderful voice and charisma that kept everyone laughing and enjoying themselves. Paul was an member of the “American Legion” since 2010, he also coached billiards during his time as a manager with APA & APL leagues.
Paul is survived by his wife, Deborah and his children Amber Lynn Snyder, Tyler Nicole Ciallella, Justin Tyler Snyder, and Alex James Snyder; Siblings Matthew N Staller (Dorothe), Veronica I Killmeyer (John) and a host of Aunts, Uncle, Cousins, Nieces and Nephews.
Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Service at 7:00P on Friday, June 11, 2021. Aldworth Funeral Home & Cremation Services, LLC, 4117 Decatur Street, Philadelphia, PA 19136.
COVID-19# Safetyfirst# Although local guidelines have been reduced, the Funeral Home and family respectively, request that all attendees wear their mask and observe social distancing guidelines.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Autism Society http://www.asaphilly.org/
The family is thrilled to inform everyone that he was an organ doner and the Gift of Life was able to use his Corneas.

Albert Melendez, 94 of the Bustleton section (Philadelphia), passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Monday, May 10, 2021at Wesley Enhanced Skilled Nursing Facility.
Albert Melendez was born on July 13, 1926 in Coamo, Puerto Rico to Abraham Melendez and Ferminia Gonzalez Nieves.
He was a fun and loving Husband, Father and Grandfather (Abuelo) and Great- grandfather. Albert was preceded in death by his son, Albert, Jr. in 2001.
He diligently worked as a Chef with the Franklin Dinerin Philadelphia for more than 45 years of his life. He was a kind and loving person, always friendly to everyone who crossed his path. Albert loved the Philadelphia Phillies and was a diehard fan.
Albert is survived by his wife, Mary and his children Kathleen Melendez (Angel Melendez), Diana Graber (Mike Graber) and Gail Melendez. In addition, he leaves to cherish his memory with his grandchildren Michael Melendez, Marc Melendez (Kisha Melendez), Yvette Burgos (Luis Burgos) and Jeremy Melendez (Estephany Melendez), along with his great-grandchildren Gabrielle, Anthony, Sophia, Andrew, Liam and Ariel.
He is also survived by his twin sister, Ana Ortiz and nephew Domingo Melendez, Jr.
There will be a private family viewing on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at the Aldworth Funeral Home, 4117 Decatur Street, Philadelphia, PA 19136.
The interment service will occur immediately following the private viewing at Forest Hills Cemetery, 25 Byberry Rd, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

Constance Catherine Patterson, 87 of the Pleasant Hill section (Philadelphia), passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, May 05, 2021 at VITAS Hospice Unit-Nazareth Hospital.
Constance Catherine Patterson was born on May 26, 1933 in Philadelphia to Thomas Francis Neville and Sophia Baronski. She was a fun and loving Mother, Grandmother (Grammy) and Great- grandmother, (GG).
Constance was preceded in death by her husband William J. Patterson, died in 2013.
Constance diligently worked as a Legal Secretary.
Constance (Connie as she was affectionately called) was kind to everyone and always left an impression with anyone who crossed her path. She loved everything pertaining to History and World Events. In addition, she enjoyed talking to her family. Constance was most proud of the United States Veterans in her family.
Constance is survived by her son, Mark Joseph and daughter in law Theresa Patterson. Constance has one Grandchild Ginger Patterson. Also, a dear friend who eventually became family Theresa Schrenk.
Family and friends are invited to a visitation at the Aldworth Funeral Home, 4117 Decatur Street, Philadelphia, PA 19136, On Friday, May 14th, 2021 from 10:00 AM-10:45 AM, the Memorial Services will beginning at 11:00 AM officiated by Fr. Stephen Katziner.
The interment service will occur immediately following the Memorial service at Resurrection Cemetery, 5201 Hulmeville Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her memory to “Wounded Warriors” at https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/

On Saturday April 24th, Isabelle Dowling, transitioned in the presence of her family. Isabelle was the
beloved daughter of the late Joseph and Sarah (nee Donnelly) Dowling and mother of Raymond and
James Kentz, Grandmother of six, great grandmother of four; Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Mourners may gather at St Dominic Church (8504 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19136) at 9:00 a.m.
Friday, April 30th, A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 AM, interment to immediately follow afterwards in the cemetery (St. Dominic’s Catholic Cemetery)

In this age of pandemic Isabelle’s sons strongly advise to use caution and common sense. Isabelle herself would tell you to err on the side of caution.
by her family.

Debra Ann Wicher, lifelong Philadelphia resident, passed away on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at the age of 61. Debbie graduated from St. Dominic School and St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls. After graduating she went on to work as a cashier at Genuardi Super Markets. She spent her career there and her hard work and dedication eventually led her to become a Customer Service Manager, a position she was very proud of. In her free time, Debbie loved creative writing and enjoyed making keepsakes for her family. Debbie is the loving mother of Peter Diamanti and Candace Diamanti; the beloved daughter of Karl L. Wicher and his wife, Bernadette; and dear sister of Steven Wicher. She is also survived by numerous extended family members. Debbie was preceded in death by her mother, Jean R. (nee Poli) Wicher and a brother, Karl Wicher. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her visitation and funeral on Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM at St. Dominic Church, 8504 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa, 19136, followed by her Funeral Mass at 10 AM. Interment will follow at St. Dominic Cemetery. Attendees must wear masks and observe social distancing guidelines during the services. In lieu of flowers, Mass Cards would be appreciated by her family.
Janita Sharkey, 85 of the Holmesburg section (Philadelphia), passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at Jeans Hospital -TUH. Janita was born on December 20, 1935 in Darby, PA to William Logue and Alberta Sharako. She was a fun and loving Mother, Grandmother (Grammy) and Great- grandmother, (GG). Janita was preceded in death by her Brother Anthony Logue, her 2 (two) sons Robert and Johnny, her Granddaughter Denise Sharkey-Reynolds, and Great-Great Grandson Nathan Torres. Janita happily worked as a Librarian with the Free Library of the City of Philadelphia for most of her life. Janita was kind to everyone and always left an impression with anyone who crossed her path. She loved everything pertaining to Art. In addition, she loved to cook for everyone and share her cooking secrets with her friends and family”. “ Her greatest joy was cramming the entire family into her tiny home on Christmas Day.” Janita was most proud of ever-increasing family. Janita is survived by her children Patrick (Patricia) Sharkey, Thomas (Cheryl) Sharkey, Linda (John) Kelly and Kathleen (Mark) Elbaba. She is survived by her sibling, Sister Mary Rita Logue. Janita has 16 Grandchildren, Patrick, Lisa, Brian, Kelilyn, Michelle, Amanda, Tommy, Sara, Billy, Heather, Meghan, Ennis, Layla, Dana, Robert and Misty. Janita had 15 Great-grandchildren, Ashley, Kayla, Patrick III, Juliano, Alleah, Angelina, Emma, Kyra, Milagro, Ryan, Austin, Jesse, Harper Jean, Macie and Ahmad. Family and friends are invited to celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, On Wednesday, April 28th , 2021 viewing 09:30 AM-10:15 AM, Mass beginning at 10:30 AM. The interment service will occur immediately following Mass at Saint Charles Borromeo Cemetery, 3422 Dennison Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA 19026. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her memory to http://freelibrary.formstack.com/forms/donation/forms/donation

Gerard Edward Murray Sr. January 10, 1937 – March 3, 2021, 84
of Northeast Philadelphia, PA, passed away Wednesday peacefully in his home surrounded by his loved ones .
Son of the late Anthony Harry and Johanna (Sullivan) Murray, Gerard was a very loyal and devoted husband of 64 years. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth “Betty” (nee Eberle); loving father of Lisa Disalvo (Mark), Gerard Jr, Cyndy Pappaterra (Steve), Karen Galvin (Tim), Rob, and Samantha; loving grandfather of Mark, Joey, Cheryl, Alex, Gianna, Shane, Matthew, Marielle and Layne; and great-grandfather of Cali, Xavier, Gage and Charlie.
For 38 years, Gerard worked for Pepsi Bottling Company located in Philadelphia before he retired. When he wasn’t with his family, Gerard was an avid tennis player and enjoyed playing the clarinet. He graduated from North Catholic High School in 1955.He attended retreats at St. Joseph’s in the Hills in Malvern for many years.
Gerard was preceded in death by his sister Clare and his brother Anthony. He is survived by two sisters, Rita and Helen; two brothers Bernard and Francis; and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to the following viewings which will be held Tuesday, March 9th, 2021 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM at Aldworth Funeral Home. In addition, on March 10, 2021, family and friends are invited to the viewing which will be held at Saint Dominic Church in Philadelphia, PA at 09:00 AM-10:00 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow at 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM, with Rev. Edward C. Kearns officiating.
Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem, PA.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Gerard’s favorite charity, an orphanage in Honduras: The Children Amigos de Jesus, 2200 Byberry Road, Suite 110 Hatboro PA 19040 .
If you’re unable to attend in person, please join a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Funeral Mass for the late Gerard E. Murray, Sr.
Time: March 10, 2021 at 09:00 AM Eastern Time
To join the Zoom Meeting, click on the link directly below:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89055492712?pwd=aUc3RStqenhNZjVFbVNEWHpEVktMQT09
Meeting ID: 890 5549 2712
Pass Code: 518347

Joseph M. Jansen, Jr, 72
of Leesburg, Florida, passed away peacefully at his home with his wife by his side on Thursday, February 25, 2021.

Joe was born September 7, 1948. Son of the late Joseph Jansen, Sr and Dolores (Kirby) Jansen of Philadelphia, PA. He was a very loving and devoted husband and father. Joe is survived by his wife Susan (nee Piergross), daughters Julie Miller and Jeanette Andersen (Eric), step-sons Frank Boyle (Haley) and Brian Boyle, sister Joan Schiavo (William) and 7 grandchildren.

Joe graduated from Father Judge High School and Spring Garden College in Philadelphia. He worked for a Public Service Electric and Gas Company located in New Jersey for 34 years before his retirement. He traveled the world and loved cruising & sailing.

Family and friends are invited to the viewing which will be held Saturday March 6th, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Saint Dominic Church in Philadelphia, PA. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM with Rev. Edward C. Kearns officiating.

Interment at Resurrection Cemetery Bensalem, PA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in his memory.

The service will “streamed-live’’ on www.Zoom.us

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Meeting ID: 841 1442 7933
Passcode: 806891

Josephine Kiehn, 87
of Bradenton, Florida passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on February 28, 2021.

Josephine was born April 19, 1933. In Philadelphia, Pa Josephine was preceded in death by her husband the late EllsworthKiehn.Josephine was passionate about her crafts and marbles games. Josephine and Ellsworth were married on February 11, 1956from this union were born Mark Kiehnand Linda Womer. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Mark Kiehn (bridged) and Linda Womer (Keith). In addition, Josephine was a loving Grandmother of Amy, Paul, Adam, Kristina, and Kendra; Great-Grandmother of Nicholas, Alyse, Myles, Kennedy, AJ, and Carter.Josephine will be greatly missed by her loving brother, Anthony Misunas (Mary). Special Aunt to Rainie Pla and Viki Buckmaster. Loved by many friends.

Gerald Alan Ney, 76,
passed away peacefully at his home in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday, February 20th, 2021. He was born in Milwaukee, WI to the late Lavone and George Ney. Gerry’s larger-than-life presence will be sorely missed by his surviving family, his wife, Gloria, his three children, Michael, Stephen and Alanna, his grandchildren Joseph, Ariana and Asha, his sister Anne, his cousins, nieces, nephews, and the many veteran organizations that he was involved in. His love for his family and friends was deep, abiding and expressed in countless ways.

He is fondly remembered for the many treks through the woods with his kids, his quest to travel through as many counties as possible in his lifetime (41.4% of the US; over 1,300 counties in 47 states), his poetry, his passion for history, geography and board games, his vast knowledge of facts on any number of topics and his penchant for fearless culinary adventures.

He was fiercely devoted to his country and the veteran community. Serving in Vietnam, Gerald was a 2nd Lieutenant and an Aerial Surveillance officer with the 172nd Military Intelligent Detachment of the 173rd Airborne Brigade. After Vietnam, he was stationed at Ft Carson Colorado and left the army as a Captain with multiple commendations, including a Bronze Star Medal. He went on to work as a civil employee for the US Navy for 40 years. He has spent much of his retirement working to support veteran causes and most recently served as the treasurer of the Philadelphia-English Chapter IV, 173rd Airborne Brigade Association.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Pennsylvania Veterans Assistance Fund (PVAF)
http://paveteransassistancefund.org/home.aspx
http://paveteransassistancefund.org/donation.aspx

RUDOLPH “RUDY” JANDRIS
passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 26,2021. He was 89 years old. Rudy was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA.
Rudy is survived by his daughter, Arlene Love (nee Jandris) and Lawrence Love III, his son-in-law. He is further survived by 5 grandchildren, Sean Mackereth, Lawrence Love IV (Jaclyn), Timothy Mackereth, Christina Love, and Kevin Love (Jessica); 1 great-grandchild, Enzo Harrison Love. Rudy was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Marie Jandris (nee Campbell) and his daughter Maureen Mackereth (nee Jandris).
Rudy and Anne raised 2 daughters together. He was a veteran of the US Army. Rudy had a successful career with the Philadelphia Fire Department for 30 years. He served the community as a firefighter and paramedic. Anyone who ever met Rudy knew his true passion in life was aviation. He learned to fly at age 17. He was an accomplished pilot earning many certifications but he mostly enjoyed teaching others how to fly.
Rudy retired to Manahawkin, NJ making memories by the water with loved ones and his dearest friend and companion, Barbara Hopkins.
Relatives and friends are invited to Rudy’s Life Celebrationon Tuesday, February 2, 2021 from 9 AM to 10 AM at Saint Martha Church, 11301 Academy Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154. A service will follow at 10 AM. Interment will be private. Masks and social distancing are required. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation to the charity of your choice in Rudy’s name.

EDWARD A. BRUNO
passed away on January 7, 2021. A Public viewing will be held on Thursday, January 21, 2021 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Impact Live Church | 2901 Chapel Avenue W. Cherry Hill, NJ 08002.
Virtual Service: www.zoom.us | Meeting ID: 831 9389 8389 | Passcode: 634988
Masks Must Be Worn, Social Distancing, No Hugging and No Shaking of Hands.

JOANNE P. ARMSTRONG
of the Germantown section of Philadelphia, Pa, died peacefully @ 11:18 AM on December 27, 2020 at Einstein Medical Center. Joanne was born March 01, 1950, to Samuel White and Annie Mc Coy. She is survived by her siblings Alice Edney, William White and Jacqueline White of Philadelphia, PA. In addition, she leaves to cherish her memories her nephews, nieces, and host of family and friends.
On Saturday, January 02, 2021 there will be a public viewing at ‘Dare to Imagine Church, Inc.’ 6610 Anderson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19119. MASK MUST BE WORN, SOCIAL DISTANCING & NO GATHERING

FRANCES A. KLETCHECK, 87
Frances Angela Kletcheck (nee Sroczyk) passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 29, 2020.
She was a longtime resident of both Philadelphia and The Villages, Florida.
Fran was a proud homemaker and could often be found cleaning something! She was an avid bowler who enjoyed spending time with her friends, and always appreciated a good, spicy Bloody Mary. Fran was also a huge Philadelphia Phillies fan.
She is predeceased by her beloved husband and best friend, Benjamin J. Kletcheck. Fran is survived by her devoted son, Benjamin Kletcheck (Kathy); her loving grandchildren Rob Schoell (Bethany), Christine Schoell Mannix (Kevin), Mike Schoell, Kimberly Hart (Mike) and B.J. Kletcheck (Maureen). She will also be sadly missed by her 8 great grandchildren, her brother Joe Sroczyk (Arlene); her sister-in-law Hedy Sroczyk and many friends.
Fran will be laid to rest with her husband, Benjamin. Services and interment will be held privately at the convenience of her family.

CARL NICHOLAS FUSCO, SR., 78
of St. Joseph Manor, Meadowbrook PA, passed away peacefully @ 12:50 PM on December 6th, 2020 at Holy Redeemer Hospital.
Carl was born December 26, 1941, to Nicholas and Mary (Gaudio) Fusco. Carl was preceded in death by his wife, the late Barbra L (Nordo) Fusco, in June 2018.
He is survived by his son, Carl Nicholas Fusco, Jr (Annette) of Philadelphia, PA, and his grandchildren, Nicole and Christopher.
There will be a private graveside service at Resurrection Cemetery, on December 19, 2020.

MICHAEL RAYMOND WALK, 66
of Palm Harbor Florida, passed away suddenly at his home on October 31, 2020.
Michael was born December 20, 1953. He was a loving Father, Uncle and Brother.
Michael attended Father Judge high school in Philadelphia and went on to become gainfully employed as a Lineman for Bell Telephone.

Michael was deeply passionate about music and art; he loved bike riding and fixing cars.
Michael is survived by his daughters Amy Flynn of Galloway, NJ and Loree Leahy of Philadelphia, PA.; 5 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
In addition, he leaves to cherish his memories his brother Clifford J. Walk (Ann) of TX. and brother David Walk (Ann) of Bensalem, PA.

Family and friend are invited to a “Memorial Service – To Be Determined” at Aldworth Funeral Home & Cremation Services, LLC 4117 Decatur Street, Philadelphia, PA 19136

ANNE FRANCES SHEA, 86
of Holmesburg section of Philadelphia, Pa, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at Jefferson Torresdale Hospital. Anne was born July 28th, 1934. She was a loving sister to her brother Mike Shea, sister Peg Rybas and predeceased by sister Eleanor Langan. She was a devoted aunt to 13 nieces and nephews, 20 great nieces and nephews and 5 great great nephews. She graduated from Camden Catholic High School in 1952. Anne attended Moore College of Art for one year. She worked for AT&T for many years. She was employed by the IRS and the Department of Defense for over 30 years and received numerous awards, recommendations and commendations. Anne was an artist, a photographer, a seamstress, and she also loved crocheting. She loved travelling to Jamaica, Ireland, Hawaii, California, Florida, and spent time on the beaches of New Jersey every summer. Anne enjoyed spending time with family on every holiday and also attended sports contests, plays, and ceremonies on behalf of family members spanning three generations. Anne was a devout catholic who attended St. Cecilia’s Parish as well as St. Dominic’s Parish.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Dominic’s Church, 8504 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa 19136 on Tuesday December 1, with a viewing at 9:00 am and a funeral mass at 10:00 am with Reverend Edward C. Kearns officiating.
Internment at Holy Cross Cemetary, Yeadon, Pa.

ROBERT VINCENT BENDIG, 67
passed away after a brief illness on Sunday November 22, 2020.
He was a life long resident of Philadelphia and a 1971 graduate of North Catholic High School.
Bob will be lovingly remembered as a hardworking and dedicated man. In 2016 he retired from ASTM International, after 45 years of service as the Director of General Services. Anyone who knew Bob would agree, his greatest joy came from spending time with his wife and daughters.

Bob is survived by his beloved wife of 36 years, Deborah (nee Ferrell) and his loving daughters Jessica and Jennifer. He will also be sadly missed by his niece Christine Schoell Mannix, nephews Rob Schoell and Mike Schoell and several great nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, Vincent and Margaret (nee Logan) Bendig and his sister, Catherine Schoell.

A memorial service will take place in the near future, once friends and family can safely gather to celebrate Bob’s life. Updates will be posted once available.

KATHLEEN YEAGER, 86
(Nee Fricker) of Holmesburg section (Philadelphia, PA), passed away Peacefully surrounded by her family (@ 2:34 am) on Friday, November 7, 2020, at Nazareth Hospital.
Kathleen was born May 16, 1934. She was a very devoted Mother and is survived by, Thomas, Joseph (Dolores), Kathleen Snow, daughter- Late Rosemarie Beck, Helen AnnTaylor, Late Margaret Yeager, Robert (Rhonda). In addition, she leaves to cherish her memories “The Best Ever” 17 Grandchildren, 20 Great Grand kids
and 7 Great Great Grand kids.
Kathleen was deeply passionate about her family; She loved spending time with her family especially during Holidays.
She also loved going to Bingo, watching ‘’The Flyers” and Cooking for her family (and anyone who was hungry)! She also loved to sing; we always made sure she had a makeshift microphone. (A Brush) lol…

She may have been limited in her resources; however, her heart was always so rich. Our Grand mom would help anyone that needed it.She was the Coolest Mom and Grand mom to us all!!

Family and friend are invited to a ‘visitation period’ will be held 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Saint Dominic Church in Philadelphia, Pa.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00:00 to 11:45 AM on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Saint Dominic Church in Philadelphia, Pa with Rev. Edward C. Kearns officiating.

Interment at Resurrection Cemetery Bensalem, PA.

VERONICA ANN PAPSON
Transitioned on 09/19/2020 at Nazareth Hospital.
The public viewing will take place on Thursday, September 24, 2020
Time: 09:00-10:00AM
St. Dominic’s Catholic Church.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, September 24th, 2020
Time: 10:00AM
St. Dominic’s Catholic Church
Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19136
Face masks are required. Social distancing will be observed.
The Interment will be held immediately following the Mass at
Holy Sepulchre, 3301 W. Cheltenham Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19150

PETER J. LENTINI, 82
Died: September 21, 2020
Funeral Mass: Friday, September 25, 2020, 10 a.m.
St. Martha’s R.C. Church
11301 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154
Face masks are required. Social distancing will be observed.

Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the MS Society would be greatly appreciated:
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
30 S. 17th Street #800
Philadelphia, PA 19103
https://www.nationalmssociety.org/

ROSEMARY B GIORGI, 82
of the Holmesburg section of Philadelphia, PA passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, August 31st, 2020 surrounded by her family in her home.
Rosemary was born on April 25, 1938 in Philadelphia, PA. She was a sister to Alfred “Buddy”, Mary and Christine. Rosemary was a devoted wife and mother and a doting grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother. She was known affectionately by everyone that knew her as “GiGi.”
She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor G Giorgi; her parents, Alfred and Mary Joslin; her son, Michael A Giorgi (Pamela); her daughter, Eileen M Sibley; her daughter-in-law, Dawn B Giorgi; her grandson, Dominic T Giorgi Jr; her grandson-in-law, David Tempio and her great grandson, Nicholas LaPlante.
She is survived by 4 sons: Victor Giorgi Sr, Anthony “Tony” Giorgi, Joseph “Joe” Giorgi and Dominic Giorgi (Colleen); her 19 grandchildren: Trish, Carrie, Chrissy, Michele, Shannon, Marie, Nina, Michael, Nicole, Sherri, Shavonne, Cathalina, Victor Jr, Michael Jr, Joey, Jessica, Danny and Sarah; 37 great grandchildren and her 3 great-great grandchildren.
GiGi loved gardening, art and crafts, decorating for each holiday and season but, above all else, she loved spending time with her family. She was the matriarch and cornerstone of the Giorgi family and everyone gathered at her house for holidays and numerous other occasions.
Family and friends are invited to join in celebrating GiGi’s life on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at Saint Dominic’s Church in Philadelphia, PA. Viewing begins at 9:00am with a mass to follow at 10:00am. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the Bridge to Healing Foundation, a nonprofit organization that seeks to serve the needs of patients living with a cancer diagnosis by bridging the gap between the patient and available resources. Send donations to:
Bridge to Healing Foundation
3998 Red Lion Road, Suite 130
Philadelphia, PA 19114

Donations may also be made in her memory to the American Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.org/donate).

DONNA AMBROSE (NEE KUSTER), 73,
Of Holmesburg section of Philadelphia, PA passed peacefully on Saturday, August 29th at Vitas Hospice Nazareth Hospital surrounded by her family.
A Religious Service will be held at 10:00 to 10:15 AM on Saturday, September 5th at Aldworth Funeral Home & Cremation Services, LLC in Philadelphia, PA with rev. Edward C. Kearns officiating. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery Bensalem, PA. (immediately following funeral service) In Lieu of flowers, Donations can be made in her name to St. Joseph Villa, 10 W. Wissahickon Avenue, Flourtown, PA 19039

CHARLES HARVEY MYERS JR, 66
passed away on Wednesday, August 5th, 2020 at Aria- Jefferson Health Torresdale, peacefully in the presence of his family.
Charles was born on February 19th, 1954. Charles was native of Mayfair/Holmesburg in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Charles grew up in the Feltonville section of the city. He attended Olney High School, class of 1972;
Charles and Maureen Hendri met in 1976 and married on May 7th, 1977. Charles worked as an HVAC technician for over 25 years. Charles was passionate about his family, Eagles and his favorite pastime ‘golfing’. “Pop-Pop” as he was affectionately referred to by his grandchildren, enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Charles leaves to cherish his memories, his devoted wife Maureen, daughter Caryann (Michael) Wasylkiw and his grandchildren Devin and Alyssa.
The viewing and service are private at the family’s request. The interment is located at Resurrection Cemetery 5201 Hulmeville Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020.

MARGARET MARY JAMES, 78
passed away on Thursday, July 23rd, 2020 at Abington Hospice at Warminster, peacefully in the presence of her family.

Margaret was born on October 22, 1941 in Philadelphia and grew up in the Mayfair section of the city. She attended Saint Hubert Catholic High School, class of 1959.

Margaret retired as a Commercial Loan Representative for Wells Fargo Bank. Previously, she worked at Thomas Jefferson University, Holy Cross Catholic Church in Virginia, and Sears. “Babci” as she was affectionately referred to by her grandchildren, was passionate about her, family, friends, the Phillies and traveling.

Margaret was preceded in death by her father, Peter Berko Sr., Mother, Sophie Berko (Née Marcelewski), brother Peter Berko Jr. (Lynne) and Sister Frances Jackson (James). She leaves to cherish her memories her son, Joseph Timothy James (Monica), and her grandchildren Joseph III, John (Jack), Elizabeth and Nicholas.

Family and Friends can call on Monday morning, July 27th, 2020 at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church 8404 Frankford Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19136; the viewing will occur at 09:00-10:00 AM. The Mass for Margaret James begins at 10:00 AM. The interment is immediately following Mass at St. Dominic’s Cemetery 8504 Frankford Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19136.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in the name of Margaret Mary James to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org). You may contact St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105.

PAUL  McDONOUGH, 73
Of Philadelphia, passed suddenly on Sunday, July 12,2020. He was born on December 7, 1946. He is survived by his wife Barbara of 44 years, his children Ryan (Tess), Colleen (Michael); grandchildren Haleigh, Joey, Ryan Jr. and Sadie. He was a dedicated employee of DuPont in the Grays Ferry for 35 years. Family and Friends can call on Thursday, July 16 2020 at St. Dominic Parish 8504 Frank ford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19136. Viewing from 9;00-10:00am; religious service Begins at 10:00am. The interment will be held at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, Langhorne PA.
In lieu of flowers the family is request donations be made in the name of Paul McDonough to Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania.

SUNSIERAY CIERRA DEAS
“Sunsie” was born in Philadelphia, PA on June 6, 1995 to her parents Gary and Venita Deas. From the start Sunsie was a happy, outspoken child who was full-of-life and not afraid to take chances. In her tender years, Sunsie enjoyed spending time with her mother, regularly participating in church services; preparing family meals together; and wearing matching outfit for all to see. Two years later her brother, Gary Jr., joined their family, and the two developed an inseparable bond that remained until her last breathe. Anybody who knew them knew, if you messed with Gary you messed with Sunsie which meant you really messed up!
Sunsie was educated in the Philadelphia School District, where she graduated from Young Women Leadership School in 2012. Upon graduating, Sunsie earned her Cosmetology Certification from Empire Beauty School. She loved everything hair, make-up and fashion. Reminding her of the memories with her mother, Sunsie enjoyed cooking and trying new recipes, and her love for sushi was undeniable! No matter where she was, she could locate the closest sushi restaurant nearby. Driven to be her best, Sunsie was not satisfied with only being certified in cosmetology. She aspired to become a lawyer one day. Excited, Sunsie pursued her dream in 2015 when she was accepted and enrolledat Kutztown University. There she majored in Forensic Anthropology. Sunsie proudly took her studies serious, achieving admirable grades along the way. After successfully completing her freshman year, Sunsie decided to take some time off to invest in her personal growth and development. During this quest, she encountered countless kindred spirits, forming friendships and sisterhoods that she held close to her heart.
Over time Sunsie’s health challenges began presenting obstacles for her. Fighting to the very end, her optimistic personality and her “it is what it is” approach to life helped her overcome medical barriers most professionals doubted that she would. Sunsie had a way of using humor to brighten even the darkest days. Although her untimely transition left many of us heartbroken, we find solace in knowing she is freefrom pain and that she is rejoicing in Heaven with her Mommy and God-Mommy.
Sunsieray is preceded in death by; her mother, Venita Deas; her god- mother, Veronica “Ronnie” Goodman; and her grandfather, Gary Bryant.
Sunsieray is survived by her father. Gary Deas Sr.; her brother, Gary Deas Jr.; her great-grandmother, Margaretta Deas; her grandmother, Yvonne Woodhouse (Clinton Woodhouse); her aunt, Ebonie Dearry; her uncles, Milton Dearry (Lakysha), Rasheem Dearry (Ikysha), Jamar Deas (Natasha), Shamar Dearry, Frank Gardiner and Richard McDowell; hosts of cousins, god-siblings, extended family and friends.

FRANCIS ANTHONY CARCEL, 58
Passed away on Monday June 29th, 2020 at Jefferson Torresdale Hospital Peacefully in the presence of his family.
Frank was born on January 21st 1962 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended Lincoln High School class of 1980. He was native of the city section Holmesburg and more recently resided in Bensalem, PA.
Frank married Bernadita Lara Langamon in November 1984. They raised a son Frankie and a daughter Sheila. They have one grandson Ethan who he loved with all of his heart. Frank was 1 of 13 brothers and sisters with many cousins, nephews and nieces. He was pre-deceased by his mother, Catherine; Father, Manuel; brother, Robert; and nephew, Anthony.
Frank is a US Veteran of the Air Force with of 30 plus years of service and spent most of his career stationed at McGuire AFB, New Jersey with the 514th aircraft Maintenance Squadron. He was dedicated to his profession in aircraft maintenance and caring for each individual that he work alongside or mentored. He was passionate about music, his movie collection, the Eagles and the Phillies. He loved going to barbecues and spending time with family and friends. Frank will surely be missed by all that knew him. He was loved by all that knew him.
Family and Friends can attend on Friday morning July 3, 2020 at St. Charles Borromeo Parish 1731 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA 19020
Viewing: 10:00AM – 11:00AM; Mass Begins at 11:00AM.

SALAPATA
NICHOLAS
Passed away quietly on April 1, 2020. Nicholas was preceded in death by his Parents Stephan & Anna Salapata. He is survived by Wife Angela Nee Philiponis. Graveside service will be Tuesday, April 07 at Sunset Memorial Park, 333 W County Line Rd, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Angela Salapata (mailing address 4117 Decatur St 19136)
Services entrusted to

HELFRICH
JAMES L., SR.
Passed away peacefully on March 12, 2020 at The Philadelphia Protestant Home. He is pre-ceded in death by his wife, Phyllis (nee Overmiller). James is survived by his devoted children, James Helfrich, Jr., Marybeth Helfrich, Brian Helfrich and Lisa Helfrich; and loving grandchildren. He was also survived by his brothers and sisters. James was an Army Veteran of World War II. His Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in James’s honor are sent to the Philadelphia Protestant Home and /or Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity.

CYWINSKI
STANLEY W. (Dzidzia)
Passed away quietly on Feb. 16th, 2020. He is preceded in death by his wife, Irene and survived by his 6 children, Mary Ann (Bill) McDonnell, Stanley S. (Diane) Cywinski, Adeline Colombo, Patricia (James) Callan, Terry (Mark) Watts, Donna Polcino, 15 grand-children and 23 great-grand-children. Stanley was 100 years young and a veteran of WWII. Viewing and Mass Service will be Thursday, February 20th at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, 8405 Frankford Avenue, Phila. Viewing is 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. followed by Mass and Burial at Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem.