James John passed away on December 1, 2018. He was the beloved husband of the late Kathleen M. (nee North); beloved father of Kathleen Wiley (Dennis), James (Geraldine), Maureen Nelson (Tony), Timothy (Joyce) and Bill (Denise), loving grandfather of Dennis (Cori), Katie (Joe), Matthew (Meredith), James (Jacqui), Alex (Amanda), Gerard (Justine), Timothy (Lauren), Olivia, Elle, Jacob, Billy (Kristen), Patrick and Cassidy; great grandfather of Josephine, Quinlyn Jane, Ella, Danny, Cole, Layla Kathleen and Sean; dear brother of Joseph Clark and brother-in-law of Jane Morgan; also survived by nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing, Thursday, December 6, 2018, 9:30 am at St. Cecilia Church 535 Rhawn St. Philadelphia, PA 19111 followed by Funeral Mass at 10:30 am. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to St. Joseph Manor 1616 Huntingdon Pike Meadowbrook, PA 19046 would be appreciated.
Floral deliveries to St. Cecilia Church Thursday by 9:00 am
Marie A. (nee Tanella) passed away on November 17, 2018. She was the beloved wife of the late Lamont D. "Bud"; devoted mother of David (Dorothy), Susan Thompson (William) and Julie Leonard (Alan); dear sister of Gloria Roche and the late Stephen and Charles Tanella; loving grandmother of Daniel (Patrice), Dana (James), Christian, Jesse, Neil and Justin; great grandmother of Giovanna Marie. Marie was a longtime member of St. Albert the Great 55 + Club and Maternity BVM Seniors. Relatives and friends may pay their respects to her family Saturday, November 24, 2018, 9:30 am at St. Albert the Great Church 212 Welsh Rd. Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 followed by Funeral Mass 10:30 am. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 would be appreciated.
Floral deliveries to St. Albert's Saturday by 9:00 am
Howard J. Jr., "Mac", age 90, was born on July 4, 1928 and passed peacefully on November 17, 2018. He was born, raised and resided in Philadelphia his entire life. He was the devoted husband to Mary Louise (nee Bittner); loving father to Linda Lesher (James), Mary Kay Peraria (William), Colleen Jones (Lew) and Susan Jawork (Peter). Howard was graced with grandchildren James Lesher Jr. (Michelle), Caitlin Peraria, Brian Jones, Marissa Jones, Kelly Jawork, Victoria Jawork and great-granddaughter Catalina Lesher. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his father, Howard J. McCormick Sr., mother Edna McCormick and brother James McCormick. Howard graduated from Northeast Catholic High School and then proudly served in the post WW II occupational Forces in Italy under the Army's 82nd Airborne Infantry Division. Afterward, he met and married his Mary Lou, the love of his life. They never spent a day apart during their 67 years of marriage. Howard retired after many years of working in sales for Chestnut Hill Dairies which subsequently became Lehigh Valley Dairies during his employment there. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking, ocean cruises and trips to the shore, but mostly his favorite thing was just spending time with his family. A lifelong Philadelphia Eagles fan, he continued to support them even when they frustrated and disappointed him. Howard was a man of faith, honor, compassion, integrity, quick wit and humor. He was well liked and respected by all who knew him. He will be so dearly missed by all who loved him. A Memorial Service will be held on January 3, 2019 at 12 noon in the Philadelphia Protestant Home Chapel at 6500 Tabor Rd. Philadelphia, PA 19111. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to PAWS.org. Their location addresses are listed on their website. The family would like to Thank you in advance for your donations as it is PAWS policy not to notify the family of donations made.
Gerard T. "Jerry" age 91, passed away on November 22, 2018 after living a long, happy and fulfilling life devoted to his family, friends and Fox Chase Athletic Community. He was the beloved husband of Clare (nee Chapman); devoted father of Clare Sciulli, Jane Eustace, Jerry, Ellen and Joseph; father-in-law of Rocco, Marty, Janet, Brian and Denise; dear brother of Alfred (Ann) and the late William Jr., Genevieve, Bernadette, Robert and Rita; loving grandfather of Paul, Sean, Emily, Sara, Julia, Ella, Leo, Eli and Nate; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may pay their respects to the family, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2018, 9:30 am at St. Cecilia Church 535 Rhawn St. Philadelphia, PA 19111 followed by Funeral Mass 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to cbckids.org or Committee to Benefit the Children, St. Christopher's Hospital Oncology and Hematology Clinic, 160 E. Erie Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19134 would be appreciated.
Floral deliveries to St. Cecilia Church Friday, December 7, 2018 by 9:00 am.
No interment following the Mass.
Carol passed away on November 8, 2018. She was a longtime resident of The Allegheny Valley School. Visitation will be held Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 9:00 am until 9:30 am at Wackerman Funeral Home 8060 Verree Rd. Philadelphia, PA 19111. Graveside Service will take place at 10:00 am at White Chapel Memorial Park 140 West Street Rd. Feasterville, PA 19053.
Mary C. passed away on November 11, 2018. She was the beloved sister of Joseph Szczepanski (Peggy) and Kathleen Dutill (Ed); loving aunt of Doreen and Michael Szczepanski (Jennifer); dear great aunt of Jack and Sam. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing Friday, November 16, 2018 , 9:30 am followed by service 11:30am at Wackerman Funeral Home 8060 Verree Rd. Philadelphia, PA 19111. Interment will be in Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, Langhorne, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations to The American Cancer Society 1626 Locust St. Philadelphia, PA 19103 would be appreciated.
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