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BAKKER

Joan Julia  (nee Fazen) 76, of Philadelphia, PA, passed away peacefully at home on August 5, 2022.

Born on September 19, 1945, Joan attended Olney High School.  She married her husband Oscar at age 19 and raised their five children in Northeast Philadelphia.  Joan worked as a tax examiner at the Internal Revenue Service for many years.  Joan was the beloved wife of 56 years of the late Oscar Bakker; proud mother of Michael W. Bakker (Leslie), Suzanne Silverman (Steve), Kimberly Whann (Robert), David Bakker (Cecilia) and Dina Monsen (Brian); devoted grandmother (“Mom Mom”) of Andrew Bakker, Zoë Bakker-Gbordzoe (Seyram), and Owen Bakker; Christina (Joe), Heather (Andrew) and Robert Whann (Sarah), Timothy, Zachary (Eve), and Dylan Guenther; Samuel and Isabel Silverman, and Alexis Bailey; William and Arthur Bakker; Bridget and Patrick Burke; and Oscar and Josh Stuchinski; and delighted great-grandmother (“Gigi”) of Isabelle and Luna Guenther.  Joan was also the cherished sister of John Fazen (Kathy) and a devoted aunt, friend and neighbor.     

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Joan’s Funeral Mass on Thursday, August 11, at 10:30AM at St. Cecilia Church, 535 Rhawn St., Philadelphia, PA 19111.  A private viewing for close family will be held before Mass from 8:30-10:15AM at Wackerman Funeral Home, 8060 Verree Rd., Philadelphia PA 19111. 

In lieu of flowers, Joan’s family requests contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org)

 

 

JUNG

Richard G. of Philadelphia, PA – Born October 11, 1935, passed away on August 4, 2022. Richard is survived by his wife, Kathleen L. (nee Kitchmire) Jung. Beloved father of Christine L.  Jung Capps, William “Bill” R. Jung (Tina) and the late Richard W. Jung. Grandfather to Stephanie and Emme. Great-Grandfather to Abigail. 

 

He graduated from Lincoln High School and went on to serve in the United States Army. Following his years of Army service, he earned his teaching degree from Trenton State University and went on to earn two Master’s in Education degrees from Trenton State and Rutgers Universities. His career in education spanned more than 40 years and was his true passion. 

 

Richard loved historical family road trips and day hikes in PA and NJ. He was known to spot a random trailhead along the way and pull over for a nature walk with Kathy, whom he described as the love of his life. He was an avid reader with an extensive library of history and the paranormal. His fascination with the unusual and unknown found him at meetings with local theological societies as well as MUFON. In later years, he and Kathy spent time at their place in Florida, where he was a member of the Moose Lodge.

 

Friends and relatives will be received by the family on Thursday, August 11, 2022 from 2-4 pm at Wackerman Funeral Home, Inc. 8060 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19111. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to either of the following organizations that Richard frequently supported throughout his years. 

 

MUFON – Mutual UFO Network – www.MUFON.com

The St. Labre Indian School – www.StLabre.org

 

 

MOFFETT:  

Samuel E. Moffett, Jr. of Philadelphia, PA - born on December 13, 1940, passed away on July 18, 2022. Sam

served in the U.S. Army and was was a proud member of the F&AM of Philadelphia Masonic Lodge No. 292.  He was also fluent in many languages and was an avid chess player, being a life member of the U.S. Chess Foundation.  Sam is preceded in death by his parents, Samuel E. Moffett and Antoinette C. Moffett (nee Cirello). 

 

Family and friends are invited to attend graveside services, which will be held on Monday, August 15, 2022 at Noon at the Oakland Cemetery, Adams and Ramona Aves, Phila., PA.  

 

 

ANZIDEO

Emma (nee Dellaporte) passed away on July 20, 2022. She was the beloved wife of Dominic Anzideo; loving mother of Anthony (Deborah), Dominic (Joan), Vincent (Joan) and Deborah Baldassarre (Robert); devoted mom-mom of Robert, Nicholas, Brieanna, Nicollette, Alexandria, Dominic, Christopher, Michael, Erin, Nicole, Matthew, Anthony, Gianna and Christian; dear great mom-mom of Olivia and Luca. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing, Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 10:15 am at St. Albert the Great Church, 212 Welsh Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006, followed by Funeral Mass at 10:30 am. Interment will be in Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Emma's memory to Fox Chase Cancer Center, 333 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111 or Alzheimer's Association, 399 Market St. Suite 250, Philadelphia, PA 19106, would be appreciated.

 

Floral deliveries to St. Albert the Great Church, Tuesday by 9:00 am.

 

 

 

HAWKINS

Sr. Nellie Marie R.G.S. passed away on July 22, 2022. Survived by her religious community, Sisters of the Good Shepherd, family and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing, Tuesday, July 26, 2022 from 5-7 pm at Convent located at 7633 Waters Rd., Cheltenham, PA 19012 and to her Funeral Mass Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 11:00 am at St. Joseph's Church, 7631 Waters Rd., Cheltenham, PA 19012. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

 

Floral deliveries to Convent on Tuesday by 2:30 pm.

 

MORRIS *updated date due to Covid*

William J. Morris, 74, of Elizabethtown and formerly of Northeast Philadelphia, passed away , surrounded by his family, on Monday, July 18, 2022 at Lancaster General Hospital.

He was the husband of the late Linda Lyons Morris. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Elwood and Florence Nolan Morris and brother to David Morris.

Bill had worked as school bus driver for the Abington School District, and had assisted with funerals at the Richardson Funeral Home. Bill had also been a warehouse manager for ACME Markets in years passed.

He was a graduate of the Philadelphia Textiles and Science College and served in the US Army and Army Reserves.

He was a member of F&AM Philadelphia Masonic Lodge #9.

Bill enjoyed spending time with friends and family, especially with his grandchildren. He was an avid Philadelphia sports fan, enjoyed bowling, and was very athletic in his high school days, playing on his school’s baseball team, and later as an adult, in many softball leagues over the years.

He and his family attended Fox Chase United Methodist Church for many years and he was a man of strong Christian faith.

He is survived by his daughters: Allison married to Timothy Cleary of Bellefonte, PA, and Amanda married to Ronald H. Pfeiffer, Jr.; his grandchildren Bennett Cleary, and Clara and Garren Pfeiffer; his siblings Sylvia DeWald and Rose Young; and his girlfriend, Janice Goodall.

Services will be held on Saturday, August 13th, 2022  at 10AM at Fox Chase United Methodist Church, 201 Loney St., Philadelphia, PA 19111. Bill’s family will receive friends prior to the service from 9-10AM. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in Bill’s memory to or to the Office of Mission Advancement & Development, Masonic Charities, 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022 (please designate in the check memo line “William Morris/Fraternal Care” or to the  American Heart Assn., 4250 Crums Mill Rd., Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17112. To send a condolence, please visit SnyderFuneralHome.com

 

McCAULEY

Helen Jane passed away on July 15, 2022 at the age of 103. She was the beloved wife of the late John J. McCauley; devoted mother of Nancy J. McCauley (Patrick J. Woods); loving grandmother of Liam M. (Abigail) and Michael M. Woods; dear great grandmother of Declan, Cian and Aidan. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing, Thursday, July 21, 2022, 9:30 AM, followed by service 10:30 am at Wackerman Funeral Home, 8060 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19111. Interment will be in Rosedale Memorial Park.

 

Floral deliveries to funeral home, Wednesday by 3:30 pm.

 

 

 

TOUEY

Margaret "Peg" (nee Matthews), passed away on July 18, 2022. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas V. Touey; devoted mother of Peggy Stohler (Stefanus Smith), Thomas V. Touey Jr., Michael Touey (Fran), Jimmy Touey (Diana), Kevin Touey and Patrick Touey (Eileen); mother-in-law of Shona Touey and the late Rich Stohler; adored by her 19 grandchildren; loving sister of Jack Matthews (Marcy), Joe Matthews (the late Tess), Kitty Zielenbach (Joe), Frank Matthews (Andie), Ingrid Matthews, wife of the late Ed Matthews, Barbara Matthews, wife of the late Bill Matthews and the late Tom Matthews (Kitty), Charles Matthews, Mary Titlow (Bill), Bob Matthews (Kathleen), Ed and Bill Matthews. Peg devoted her life to her family and faith. She was a wonderful friend to many, a Philadelphia sports enthusiast and a great tennis player. She loved spending her summers in Ocean City, NJ, her happy place! Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing, Thursday, July 21, 2022 from 6-8 pm and Friday, July 22, 2022 from 9:00-9:45 am at Wackerman Funeral Home, 8060 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19111, followed by Funeral Mass 10:00 am at St. Cecilia Church, 535 Rhawn Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Peg's memory to Caring for Friends (formerly Aid for Friends), 12271 Townsend Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154, would be appreciated.

 

Floral deliveries to funeral home, Thursday between 11:30 am - 3:30 pm.

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TEMLER

Karen (nee Gray) passed away suddenly on July 15, 2022 at the age of 57. She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Don. Loving mother of Matthew and Julia; devoted daughter of Joanne Gray and the late Al Gray, Sr.; dear sister of Michele Kucher (Glenn) and Al Gray, Jr.; aunt of Nikki, Nora, Glenn and Anthony. Karen worked for many years at Blue Ribbon Vending and had many friends. Relatives and friends may pay their respects to her family on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 from 6:30pm-8:00 pm at Wackerman Funeral Home, 8060 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19111. In lieu of flowers, donations in Karen's memory to Autism Speaks www.autismspeaks.org, would be appreciated.

 

Floral deliveries to funeral home, Tuesday, July 26th by 3:30 pm. 

 

 

 

BARRETT

Helen (nee Furst) passed away on July 7, 2022. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond Barrett; devoted mother of Nancy Jamieson (Ron) and Russell Barrett; loving grandmother of Eric Jamieson and Sarah Barrett. Helen was an active member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Philadelphia, an avid Philadelphia Phillies fan and a former employee of Sears. Relatives and friends may pay their respects to the family on Friday, July 15, 2022, 10:00 am, followed by Service, 10:30 am at Wackerman Funeral Home, 8060 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19111. Interment will be in Lawnview Cemetery, 500 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046. In lieu of flowers, donations in Helen's memory to The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, stjude.org, would be appreciated.

 

Floral deliveries to funeral home, Thursday by 4:00 pm.

 

 

 

DUTKIEWICZ

Leonard E. passed away on June 26, 2022. He was the beloved husband of the late Barbara (nee Thomas); devoted father of June Omelchenko (Stephen), Patricia Masusock (John), Robert Dutkiewicz and Barbara L. Walsh (Tom); dear brother of Constance Colantuono; loving grandfather of Holly, John William, Stephen, Christopher, Barbara L., Kathleen and Kelly; great grandfather of Nash. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing, Saturday, July 2, 2022, 9:30 am at St. Adalbert's Church 2645 E. Allegheny Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19134, followed by Funeral Mass, 10:30 am. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, stjude.org,  would be appreciated.

 

Floral deliveries to Church, Saturday by 9:00 am.

 

 

 

JERVIS

Joseph passed away on June 23, 2022. He was the beloved father of Joseph Jervis, Patricia Conway (John), Trudi Dawes (Emery) and the late Joyce Scharff, Ann McKnight and Debra Thompson; dear brother of Peter, James and the late William, Charles and Johnny; also survived by grandchildren and great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing, Thursday, June 30, 2022, 11:00 am at Wackerman Funeral Home, 8060 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19111, followed by service at 12:00 noon. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joseph's memory to the Temple Lung Center templehealth.org would be appreciated.

 

Floral deliveries to funeral home, Wednesday by 3:30 pm.

 

 

 

 

WOODWARD

Rochelle (nee Pfau) passed away on June 27, 2022. She was the beloved mother of Lisa Breen and Ronald Woodward; loving grandmother of Melissa, Matthew, Daniel, Ronald III and Brandyn; also survived by 11 great grandchildren; dear sister of the late Eileen Gerson. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing, Thursday, July 7, 2022, 11:00 am at Wackerman Funeral Home, 8060 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19111, followed by service, 12:00 noon. Interment will be in Lawnview Cemetery.

 

Floral deliveries to funeral home, Wednesday by 3:30 pm or Thursday by 10:00 am.

 

 

 

MARDIGIAN

Henry "Hank" passed away on June 21, 2022. He was the beloved husband of Juanita (nee Arce) and the late Eugenie (nee Jihanshah); devoted father of Dawn Semola (Vince) and Lisa Nercesian (Michael Kalaitzis); loving grandfather of Valeri Bradley (Matt Keim), Keith Nercesian (Celeste DiBenedetto), Adrina Bradley and Scott Bradley Jr.; dear great grandfather of Ani, Henry and Blaise; also survived by 5 nieces. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing, Friday, June 24, 2022, 9:30 am at Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church, 101 Ashmead Rd., Cheltenham, PA 19012, followed by Service 10:30 am. Interment Lawnview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Hank's memory to Holy Trinity Church or Disabled American Veterans 5000 Wissahickon Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19144, www.dav.org would be appreciated.

 

Floral deliveries to Church, Friday by 9:00 am.

 

 

 

LEONARD

Rita passed away on June 20, 2022 at the age of 95. She was the beloved daughter of the late Mary and Edward; devoted sister of the late Edward and Joseph; dear sister-in-law of Joan Leonard; loving aunt of Kathy and Ed Poulson, Pat and Barbara Leonard, Diane and Tom O'Brien, Ed Leonard and Frank Ocker and Michael and Kim Leonard; also survived by many great nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may pay their respects to the family on Saturday, June 25, 2022, 9:00 am at Wackerman Funeral Home, 8060 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19111, followed by Funeral Mass, 10:00 am at St. Cecilia Church, 535 Rhawn Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111. Interment will be private at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rita's memory, to the charity of your choice, would be appreciated.

 

Floral deliveries to funeral home, Friday by 3:30 pm.

 

 

 

 

MALPEZZI

Barbara Jane Malpezzi of Huntingdon Valley, PA was called to the Lord on June 19, 2022.

She is survived by her devoted husband Theodore (Ted) Malpezzi, her loving son Paul Pontrello (Maria) and step-children Maria Malpezzi (Bruce Falkenstein), Kenneth Malpezzi (Kim), Ted Malpezzi (Kathy), Timothy Malpezzi (Colleen) and Thomas Malpezzi.  She was adored by her grandchildren Eric, Nikko, Steven, Teddy (Storm), Sarah White (Ryan), Paige, Michael, Garrett, Ethan, Brody, Carissa, Kyle, Tori (Harry) and Marlyn (Kyle).  She was a loving Great Grandmother “GG” to Eleanor, Cassidy, Maddox, Blake, Jameson, Lilianna and Lailah and the devoted sister to Ellen Martin (recently deceased), and aunt of Peter Martin.

Barbara (Bobbi) was born in Hempstead, NY on April 9, 1935 to Sicilian immigrant parents, Joseph and Agnes Pitre.  She had an illustrious career in retail management starting in the late 1960s working her way up the corporate ladder as a store clerk at Abraham & Strauss to men’s buyer at Macy Heralds Square NYC, to store manager at Saks Fifth Avenue in Phoenix AZ.  Her career ended as the store manager for Ethan Allen Montgomeryville, during which time she met and married Ted Malpezzi.  They happily celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary this past January.

A Viewing will be held this Thursday, June 23rd at St. Albert the Great Church, 212 Welsh Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA  19006 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am followed by a funeral mass.

Interment will be private.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to www.philabundance.org. a charity which feeds the needy and hungry in the Phila area, as well as St. Albert the Great Church.

 

Floral deliveries to St. Albert the Great Church, Thursday by 8:45 am.

 

 

 

METROKAS

Grace (nee Longo) passed away on June 11, 2022. She was the beloved wife of the late Peter; devoted mother of Debbie Metrokas-Kamison (Barry), Lisa Erickson and Gina Travaglini (Joseph); dear sister of Angela Danno and the late Ida Salmieri, Elizabeth Lombardo, Rita DiSabatino and Pasquale Longo; loving grandmother of Alex, Harry, Michael, Christopher, Christina and Vincent; great grandmother of Dylan, Jackson and Anna Grace. Relatives and friends may pay their respects to the family on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 10:00 am at Wackerman Funeral Home, 8060 Verree Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19111, followed by prayer service, 11:00 am. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Grace's memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 399 Market St., Suite 250, Philadelphia, PA 19106, would be appreciated.

 

 

 

BHATTAN

Zobida passed away on June 11, 2022. She was the beloved wife of the late Rufus George Bhattan; devoted mother of Junior Jason Bhattan (Vidya), Judy Bhagwat (Bill), Joanne Rampersad (Bhola), Abby Dant (Bill), Jason George Bhattan and the late Nolan Sahadeo and Jucilla Bhattan; dear sister of Peter Ali, Tiny Ali and the late Hassina Ali-Cuevas; also survived by 16 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing, Saturday, June 18, 2022, 9:00 am at the Church of the Open Door, 1260 Fort Washington Ave., Ft. Washington, PA 19034, followed by service at 10:00 am. Interment will be in St. Thomas Church Cemetery.

 

Floral deliveries to Church Saturday by 8:30 am.

 

 

 

FITZMARTIN

Florence M. (nee Dima), 97, on May 27, 2022. Daughter of the late Rosario and Mary Dima (nee Dioninsio); loving wife of the late Thomas E.; devoted and beloved mother of Thomas F., Stephen (Gary Petel), Robert (Dorothy) and the late Peter; adored grandmother of Simeon (Christine), Roman (Cindy), Colleen McCarthy (Thomas), Nancy (Ryan Zulpa) and Kathleen Clark (Patrick); predeceased by her loving siblings: Frances Felice, Mary Dima (dearest "Little Mary"), Sarah Guglielmi and Joseph Dima. Florence is also survived by 10 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, her dedicated and dear friend Anne Urban, many treasured cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Florence was born and raised in Germantown and a graduate of Little Flower H.S. Class of 1942. She was a long-time member of Resurrection Parish, a former employee of Frank W. Winne & Son and currently a resident at Gloria Dei Estates. Viewing, Thursday, June 2, 2022, 8:30 am at Wackerman Funeral Home, 8060 Verree Rd., Phila., PA 19111, Fox Chase, followed by her Funeral Mass 10:00 am at St. Cecilia Church, 535 Rhawn St., Phila., PA 19111, Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Florence's memory to the charity of your choice, would be appreciated.

 

Floral deliveries to funeral home Wednesday by 3:30 pm.

 

 

LOCKREY

Joan R. (nee Bradford) passed away on May 30, 2022. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph D. Sr.; beloved mother of Joseph D. Jr. (Lori Anne), Michele Leso (Robert), Kevin (Denise) and Jennifer; also survived by 10 grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing, Tuesday, June 7, 2022, 8:30 am at Wackerman Funeral Home, 8060 Verree Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19111, followed by Funeral Mass, 10:00 am at St. Cecilia Church, 535 Rhawn St., Philadelphia, PA 19111. Interment Lawnview Cemetery.

 

Floral deliveries to funeral home, Monday by 3:30 pm.

 

 

 

KORNACKI

Margaret (nee Pyffer), 81, died on Friday, June 3, 2022 at Holy Redeemer Hospital, Meadowbrook, PA. Mrs. Kornacki was born in Philadelphia and a life long resident of the Philadelphia area. She was the loving wife of the late Paul "Fred" Kornacki. Surviving are her children, Paul Kornacki and his wife Fran, Douglas Kornacki, Shawn Kornacki and his wife Angelina, and Elizabeth Koslosky and husband Jeff and grandchildren, Maggie and Drew Koslosky and Christopher and Arron Kornacki, Matthew Lally and his wife Charlene, and Jay Lally and great grandaughter, Zarmanii Kornacki; also suvived by her brother, Harry Pyffer and his wife Linda, sister, Anna May Pyffer Naples (the late James Naples) and sister-in-law, Carol Moench (the lateFred Moench) and many treasured nephews and nieces and cousins and dear friends. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing, Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 10:00 am at Wackerman Funeral Home, 8060 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19111, Fox Chase, followed by service, 11:30 am. Interment at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, Langhorne, PA.

 

Floral deliveries to funeral home, Tuesday by 3:30 pm.

 

 

 

 

PHAN

Dua Van passed away on June 5, 2022. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Thursday, June 9, 2022, from 5:00-8:00 pm at Wackerman Funeral Home, 8060 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19111.

 

Floral deliveries to funeral home, Thursday by 3:30 pm.

 

 

 

ROCCO

Linda passed away on May 28, 2022. She was the beloved niece of John Richmond (Laraine); longtime friend of George Monahan; also survived by many cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing, Thursday, June 9, 2022, 9:00 am at Wackerman Funeral Home, 8060 Verree Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19111, followed by Funeral Mass, 10:00 am, St. Cecilia Church, 535 Rhawn St., Philadelphia, PA 19111. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

 

Floral deliveries to funeral home, Wednesday by 3:30 pm.