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KARPCHUK

Stella A. passed away on November 29, 2021. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing, Friday, December 3, 2021, 10:00 am at Wackerman Funeral Home 8060 Verree Road Philadelphia, PA 19111, followed by prayer service at 10:30 am. Interment will be in St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Elkins Park, PA.

 

Floral deliveries may be made to funeral home Thursday by 3:30 pm.

 

 

JELEK

William G. "Bill" passed away on November 25, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Arlene Steur; devoted father of Caroline Biancaniello (John) and Dee Vickery (Edward); loving grandfather of Nicole, Gary, Stacy, Nicholas, Steven and Gianna; dear great grandfather of Michael and Ryder; also survived by loving nieces and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Gustav and Caroline Jelek and his sister Rose Burns. He was a member of the Coopers Union and worked for Hall Wooford Wood Tank Company for many years. Bill was a man of many interests. He was an animal lover and avid birdwatcher and participated in the annual bird count at Pennypack park. Bill was also a very talented artist and made beautiful hand crafted wood ducks. He also loved music and reading poetry - especially Poe and reading about the great philosophers - especially Voltaire. Relatives and friends may pay their respects to the family on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 9:30 am at Wackerman Funeral Home 8060 Verree Road Philadelphia, PA 19111 followed by Words of Remembrance at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill's memory to a Veterans organization of your choice or District 3 Advisory Council 8600A Verree Road Philadelphia, PA 19111 which benefits Pennypack Park Environmental Center would be appreciated.

 

Flowers ordered by the family may be delivered to the funeral home on Friday by 3:00 pm.

 

 

SULLIVAN

Brian K. passed away on November 11, 2021. He was the loving father of William Kenneth Sullivan; beloved son of Billie D. Sullivan (nee Hoover) and Brian Sullivan; devoted brother of Torie Menniti (Vince), Jessica Sullivan and Mallory Sullivan; loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may pay their respects to the family on Thursday, November 18, 2021, 11:00 am at Wackerman Funeral Home 8060 Verree Road Philadelphia, PA 19111, followed by Words of Remembrance at 12:00 noon. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758516 Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516 or woundedwarriorproject.org would be appreciated.

 

Floral deliveries to funeral home Wednesday by 3:00 pm or Thursday between 9:00-10:00 am.

 

 

KLEPOSKI

Kim Marie L. passed away on November 11, 2021. She was the beloved wife of David Smith; devoted mother of Courtney Lara (Rafael), Ashley, Oliver and David Smith; loving grandmom of Rosalba Lara; dear daughter of Barbara Kleposki and the late Raymond Kleposki; devoted sister of Nadine Kennedy, Rosie Stewart (David) and Raymond Kleposki (Rita); also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing Friday, November 19, 2021, 10:30 am at Wackerman Funeral Home 8060 Verree Road Philadelphia, PA 19111 followed by prayer service at 12:00 noon. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to the Susan G. Komen 13770 Noel Road Suite 801889 Dallas, Texas 75380 or komen.org would be appreciated.

 

Floral deliveries to funeral home Thursday between 1:00-4:00 pm or Friday between 9:00-10:00 am.

 

 

CARR

Jeffrey passed away on November 8, 2021. He was the beloved son of Patricia A. Quinn (nee Leister) (the late Donald M. Quinn) and David W. Carr (Patricia); brother of Diane Garvin (Jeff), Donald M. Quinn, Jr. (Allison) and Paul J. Quinn (Megan); also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Jeff attended St. Cecilia elementary school, graduated from Cardinal Dougherty High School and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army after serving for three years. Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Mass, Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 10:00 am at St. Cecilia Church 535 Rhawn Street Philadephia, PA 19111. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

 

 

 

 

PICKFORD

Helen (nee Willson) passed away on October 30, 2021. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward L.; devoted mother of Patricia Phillips (Dave), Nancy Corney (Daniel), Edward L. III, Carol Callahan (Terence) and Lynne Grace (Bob); dear sister of Mary Ploschke, Joseph Willson and the late David Willson; loving grand mom of Stephanie, Amanda, Devon, Brianna, Brian, Danny and Michael; great grand mom of Ben, Jordan, Gavran, Perry, Wyatt, Charlotte, Claire and Luke. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing, Friday, November 5, 2021, from 6-8 pm at Wackerman Funeral Home 8060 Verree Rd. Philadelphia, PA 19111 and Saturday, November 6, 2021, 9:30 am at St. Robert Bellarmine Church 856 Euclid Ave. and Carriage Way, Warrington, PA 18976, followed by Funeral Mass 10:30 am. Interment will be in St. John Neumann Cemetery, Chalfont, PA.

 

Floral deliveries to Funeral Home Friday by 3:00 pm.

 

 

 

RUSH

Clara S. (nee Galeone) passed away on October 29, 2021. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles; devoted mother of John Yoder and the family dog, Rocco; loving sister of Eve Lafferty, Theodore Galeone and the late Vincent, John and Joseph Galeone, Mary Iorio and Blase Galeone; also survived by her loving nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing, Saturday, November 6, 2021, 9:30 am, followed by prayer service 10:30 am at Wackerman Funeral Home 8060 Verree Rd. Philadelphia, PA 19111.

 

Floral deliveries to Funeral Home Friday by 3:00 pm.

 

 

 

SOKOLOWSKI

Brian E. passed away on 10-26-21. He was the beloved husband of Gloria (nee Bisceglie); devoted father of Brian, Jill and Kyle Sokolowski; loving grandfather of Kennedy; dear brother of Kevin Sokolowski. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing, Saturday, October 30, 2021, 9:30 am St. Matthew Church 3000 Cottman Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19149, followed by Funeral Mass 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, donations in Brian's memory to St. Matthew Church would be appreciated.

 

Floral delivery to St. Matthew Church Saturday by 9:00 am.

 

 

MIHAJLOWITSCH

Karl passed away on October 22, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Ottilie (nee Eppinger); devoted father of John (Maryann), Robert and Joseph (Anneliese); loving Opa of Luke, William and Andrew; dear uncle of Gary Klein and Christine Kohrt. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing, Monday, November 1, 2021, 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 in Lawnview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Karl's memory to the Alzheimer's Association 399 Market Street, Suite 250, Philadelphia, PA 19106 would be appreciated.

 

Floral deliveries to Funeral Home Sunday by 3:00 pm or Monday between 8:00 am-8:15 am.

 

 

GALLELLI

Anthony passed away on October 22, 2021. He was the beloved son of Vincenzo and the late Angela (nee Procopio); devoted brother of the late Vincent; dear uncle of Stephanie; also survived by aunts, uncles and cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing, Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 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 in Sunset Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations in Anthony's memory to the American Diabetes Association 150 Monument Road, Suite 100, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 would be appreciated.

 

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

 

 

 

 

JACOBS

Billy Ray passed away on October 4, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Patricia (nee Tustin); devoted father of Susan Jacobs (Robert Arant), Paul Jacobs (Cynthia), Patricia Streff (John) and the late William R. Jacobs; loving pop-pop of Paul, Kimberly, Trisha, Jamie, Brittany, Ryan, Samantha, Amanda, Shannon and Daniel; also survived by 7 great grandchildren; dear brother of Geraldine Clark and Maggie Oxendine. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing, Friday, October 8, 2021, 9:00 am at Wackerman Funeral Home 8060 Verree Road Philadelphia, PA 19111 followed by prayer service 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations in Billy Ray's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 would be appreciated.

 

Floral deliveries to Funeral Home Thursday by 3:30 pm.

 

 

BRETT

Ignatius "Iggy" passed away on October 2, 2021.He was the beloved son of the late John and Mary Brett (nee Brassel); devoted brother of Bridget Hunter (Hugh) and the late John Brett; loving uncle of Kathleen, Sarah, Moira, John and Megan. Relatives and friends may pay their respects to the family, Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 10:00 am, followed by prayer service 11:00 am at Wackerman Funeral Home 8060 Verree Road Philadelphia, PA 19111. In lieu of flowers, donations in "Iggy's" memory to the Hero Scholarship Fund 5104 Township Line Road Drexel Hill, PA 19026 would be appreciated.

 

Floral deliveries to Funeral Home Monday by 3:30 pm.

 

 

WALSH

James F. Sr. (Cactus) of Mohnton, PA, formerly of Philadelphia, PA passed away on October 2, 2021. Loving father of Stephen, Kirstie, Basha Corona (Omar) and James. Devoted grandfather of Granger, Aderyn, Juliet and Ava; also survived by his partner Kristen Millevoi and her children Lauren, Danielle and Michael Millevoi. Relatives and friends may pay their respects to the family, Friday, October 15, 2021, 11:00 am until time of service 1:00 pm at Wackerman Funeral Home 8060 Verree Rd. Philadelphia, PA 19111. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to A.A. 444 N. 3rd St. Floor 3, Philadelphia, PA 19123. 

"I'll see ya when I'm looking at ya."

 

Floral deliveries may be made to Funeral Home Thursday by 3:30 pm.

 

 

 

MARQUES

Maria (nee Barata) passed away on October 10, 2021. She was the beloved wife of Jose Marques; devoted mother of Ana Marques (Juan Carlos Medina); dear sister of Helena Taborda; also survived by nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may pay their respects to the family on Monday, October 18, 2021, 10:00 am until time of prayer service 11:00 am at Wackerman Funeral Home 8060 Verree Road Philadelphia, PA 19111.

 

Floral deliveries may be made to Funeral Home Monday by 9:30 am.

 

 

BARANIEWICZ

Michael passed away on October 13, 2021. Former Police Officer for the City of Philadelphia. He was the beloved brother of Edward (Linda) and the late Walter (Bert); loving uncle of Walter, Lisa, Diana, Brian and Edward. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing, Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 8:30 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 Michael's memory to the American Lung Association 625 North Governor Printz Blvd. Suite #2 Essington, PA 19029 would be appreciated.

 

Floral deliveries may be made to Funeral Home Monday by 3:30 pm.

 

 

CRANE

Gerald "Jerry" J. died suddenly on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. He was 72 years old. Beloved husband of Mary Ellen (nee) Greway Crane. Devoted father of Cindy Crane Gindle (John), Lisa Hickey (John), Jerry J. Jr. (Heather) and Joseph (Patricia) Crane. Grandfather to Colin, Caitlyn and Chelsea Hickey, Dominic, Madeline and Michael Crane; Step- Grandfather to Autumn and John Gindle, III. Brother of Harry D. Crane (Regina), Susan Mc Calley and Teresa Madden (Jack).  Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing Tuesday evening, October 19, 2021 from 7-9 P.M., Galante Funeral Home (at Wackerman's), 8060 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19111 and Wednesday morning, 9-10A.M., at Maternity B.V. M. Church, 9220 Old Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19115, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 A.M. Interment will take place atWashington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown, PA on Monday, November 1, 2021 at 10:30 A.M. Memorials in Jerry's name may be made to the American Heart Association, 1617 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

 

Floral deliveries Tuesday to the funeral home by 3 P.M.

 

  

  

 

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McCORMICK

Bridie McCormick died September 16th in Philadelphia due to COVID-19 related complications.

Born Bridget Teresa Gallagher on February 22, 1930, in County Donegal, Ireland.  Bridie was the second youngest and last surviving of ten children born to the late James and Bridget (McDaid) Gallagher. She was one of two Gallagher children that immigrated and built the rest of their lives in America.

Bridie was a host at the Union League of Philadelphia, a position she truly enjoyed and was proud of her 40 years of service and the friends she made there.

Bridie’s greatest love was her husband, Charles McCormick.  They would have been married 46 years on October 25th. Bridie and Charlie enjoyed their many close friends and family, excursions to the shore, visits with their neighbors, and trips to Ireland.

Although Bridie and Charlie had no children themselves, there were many children who Bridie loved as her own. They, in return, loved her dearly and treated Bridie as a mother. She was the most wonderful aunt you could ask for.

Bridie always had a hoagie, a piece of cake, a hot tea, and a sweet and loving laugh at the ready.  She had an incredible sense of humor and joyful sparkle in her eyes.  Bridie was a devout Catholic and lived in faith every day.

Bridie will be missed by her caring neighbors and their adorable children, her close friends and family, and her supporters.  She will be dearly missed by her loving and devoted husband, and her nieces and nephews on both sides of the Atlantic. 

A funeral mass will be held Monday, October 4, 10:00 AM at St. Cecilia Church, 535 Rhawn Street, Philadelphia. PA.

A private cemetery service will follow in Ashland, PA.

In lieu of flowers, please donate in Bridie's memory to St. Cecilia Church or the National Federation of the Blind.

Thank you to the wonderful neighbors and friends that enabled Bridie to live a full life until the very end.

Godspeed Aunt Bridie! 

 

Floral deliveries may be made directly to the church Monday by 9 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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