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**Covid-19 restrictions in Philadelphia currently require our business to operate at 25% capacity, which is approximately 30 people at a time in our parlor (this includes the family we are serving and our staff). Families will either choose to stand and greet guest, or remain seated. If the family chooses to remain seated please understand that they are grateful for those who came to express their sympathies, but do not want to have any physical contact. Upon arrival we ask you to form a line outside the  front door under the long canopy on Verree Rd. and our staff will let you know when we have room to let each small group in one at a time. You will be required to wear a mask and sanitize your hands upon entering. You can then sign the register book and file by the family to pay your respects. We are asking everyone to then exit out the BACK door into the parking lot to maintain a one way flow of traffic. Thank you for understanding the temporary changes that currently need to be in place and we assure you we are all looking forward to our traditions and gatherings being able to go back to normal very soon.
 
 
HUNTER CRUZ
Frances A. passed away on April 5, 2021. She was the beloved wife of Ed Cruz; loving mother of Ean, Eric and Elizabeth Cruz; devoted mom-mom of Dylan; dear sister of Mary Schweizer and dedicated aunt of Tommy, Kenny, Scott and Breanna. Relatives and friends may pay their respects to the family on Friday, April 16, 2021 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at Wackerman Funeral Home 8060 Verree Road Philadelphia, PA 19111. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Frances to the American Cancer Society 1818 Market Street Suite 2820 Philadelphia, PA 19103 would be appreciated.
 
Floral deliveries to Funeral Home Thursday by 3:30 pm.
 
WEAVER
Carol M. (nee Hermeley) passed away on March 25, 2021. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Weaver; devoted mother of Joseph Weaver (Christine) and the late Tracy Weaver, Lance Weaver and Laura Dolan; loving grandmother of Joey, Rebecca, Samantha, Brian, Gwyn, Daniel, Amanda and Sabrina; dear sister of the late Bernard Hermeley. Relatives and friends may pay their respects to the family, Saturday, April 3, 2021, 10:00 am at Wackerman Funeral Home 8060 Verree Road Philadelphia, PA 19111 followed by service 11:00 am.
 
Floral deliveries to Funeral Home Friday by 3:30 pm.
 
MARCHIONE
Joseph M. passed away on March 28, 2021. He was the devoted husband of the late Loretta C. Marchione (nee Gutekunst); beloved son of the late John and Elsie Marchione; brother of the late Ralph, Anthony, Johnny, Jim, Rita Marchione and Rose Manzo. Everyone knew him by the man who owned all of those cars. He loved Antique cars and was extremely knowledgeable about Dusenbergs, Cords, Auburns and many others. Viewing will be held on Monday, April 5, 2021 from 12:00-1:00pm at Wackerman Funeral Home 8060 Verree Road Philadelphia, PA 19111. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. 
 
Floral deliveries to Funeral Home Monday between 9:00 am and 11:15 am
 
 
VALACH
Frank "Rusky" died on March 26, 2021 at the age of 86 years. He was the beloved son of the late Frank and Maria Valach (Blasko); predeceased by sisters, brothers and in-laws; Agnes and Stephen Masnica, Emily and Paul Nekoranik, Peter and Irene Valach (Chlebuch), Robert Valach and Michael Valosky. Survived by loving brother, Edward, sister, Connie Valosky, sister-in-law, Cookie Valach (King); also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Frank was a proud Veteran with 11th Airborne Division Company "B". He was a great athlete and pitched in the Industrial League. He loved his family, sports, pinochle, horse racing and casinos. All family and friends are invited to his Funeral Mass, Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 10:00 am at St. Cecilia Church, 535 Rhawn St. Philadelphia, PA 19111. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to: Sisters of Sts. Cyril and Methodius Office of Development Villa Sacred Heart Danville, PA 17821-1698.
 
Floral deliveries to St. Cecilia Church Wednesday by 9:45 am.
 

PERONACE                                                                                                                                              Giuseppe Peronace age 99 passed away peacefully at home on March 17, 2021 joining his beloved Francesca in eternal rest. He is survived by his devoted children; Nicola (Gloria), Pascual Luis (Franny), Maria Rita (Michael Mentzel), Joseph (Aimee Berger), Frank (Lisa) ,14 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews in the US, Argentina, and Italy. Our father endured capture as a prisoner of war during WWII. The physical and emotional losses of that war  never healed but led to a steadfast drive to bring his family ever forward. Both our parents were devotees of Saint Rita of Cascia and we ask that gifts be made in his memory to the foster care center there. Please visit the Alveare di Santa Rita website for more information: https://fondazione.santaritadacascia.org/en/donate-now/.

To keep our dear friends and family safe, services will be private due to the current pandemic.

 

RHOADS
William M. Jr. passed away on March 14, 2021. He was the beloved brother of Walter Rhoads, Catherine Sugint (Robert) and Dorothea Wehry (Donald); also survived by nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing, Thursday, March 18, 2021 9:00 am at Wackerman Funeral Home 8060 Verree Road Philadelphia, PA 19111, followed by Funeral Mass 10:00 am St. Cecilia Church 535 Rhawn Street Philadelphia, PA 19111. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.
 
Floral deliveries to Funeral Home Wednesday by 4:00 pm.
 
 
BRAY
Robert R. Jr. passed away on March 8, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Phyllis (nee Blind); devoted father of Kiersten Klebanoff (Robert), Paul Bray (Diana) and the late Robert R. Bray III; loving Beebs of Jack, Ava and Olivia. Relatives and friends may pay their respects to the family on Friday, March 19, 2021, 9:30 am at St. Hilary of Poitiers Church 820 Susquehanna Road, Rydal, PA 19046, followed by Funeral Mass 10:30 am. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to the American Diabetes Association, 150 Monument Road, Suite 100, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 would be appreciated.
 
Floral deliveries to St. Hilary Church, Friday, March 19th by 9:00 am.
 
DURKIN
Kathleen (nee Coady) passed away on March 8, 2021. She was the beloved wife of John Durkin; devoted mother of David Ward (Cynthia), Debborah Jeanne Ward Pagano and the late Kathleen Marie Ward-Basmajian; loving grandmother of Cameron, Max and Elvis. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing, Friday, March 12, 2021 from 12:00-1:30 pm at Wackerman Funeral Home 8060 Verree Road Philadelphia, PA 19111.
 
Floral deliveries to Funeral Home Thursday by 3:30 pm or Friday between 9:00 am and 11:30 am.
 
EVANS
David John III, 71, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on February 23, 2021. Born and raised in Philadelphia to David John Evans II and Lois Elizabeth Evans (nee George). He began plumbing at 15, joined the Navy at 17, returning to a 56 year career in plumbing, later a plumbing instructor at Orleans Technical College until his retirement. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Linda Evans; his daughter and her spouse Colleen and Kelly; his son David; granddaughter Maddison; and his sister Lois Balan.
 
A memorial will be held at a later date.
 
NICOLO
Joseph V. passed away on March 3, 2021. He was the beloved husband of the late Irene (nee Hawkins); devoted father of Teri Oriente (Robert), Michael (Marge), Mark (Joanne), Linda Lee Jennings (the late Ray) and Antoinette M. Nicolo; also survived by 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing, Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 10:00 am followed by prayer service 11:00 am at Wackerman Funeral Home 8060 Verree Road Philadelphia, PA 19111. Interment Our Lady of Grace Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to Jefferson Health Hospice 225 Newtown Road 4th Floor Warminster, PA 18974 would be appreciated.
 
Floral deliveries to Wackerman Funeral Home Monday by 3:30 pm.
 
WONG
Douglas T. passed away on February 23, 2021. He was the beloved son of Helen Wong (nee Mark) and the late Check Toy Wong; devoted brother of Jennifer Wong. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 10:00 am at Wackerman Funeral Home 8060 Verree Road Philadelphia, PA 19111, followed by service 11:00 am. Interment will be in Forest Hills Cemetery on Byberry Road between Pine Road and Philmont Avenue Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006.
 
Condolences may be sent to Doug's sister Jennifer by email: nafc_hq@nafcflying.org
 
Floral deliveries to Funeral Home Monday by 3:30 pm.
 
BAKKER
 
Oscar Wilhelm Bakker, age 75, of Philadelphia, PA, passed away peacefully at home on February 26, 2021. 
 
Born in The Netherlands on July 8, 1945 to Franciscus Bakker and Huiberdena van der Lee, Oscar moved to the United States as a child and settled in Northeast Philadelphia, where he spent his adult life and raised his family.  Oscar was proud to be a retired member of the Philadelphia Fire Department, and bravely served the City as a firefighter for 27 years.
 
Oscar was the beloved husband of 56 years to Joan J. (Fazen) Bakker; proud father of Michael Bakker (Leslie), Suzanne Silverman (Steve), Kimberly Whann (Robert), David Bakker (Cecilia) and Dina Monsen (Brian); devoted grandfather (“Poppi”) of Andrew, Zoe, and Owen Bakker; Heather and Robert Whann; Timothy, Zachary, and Dylan Guenther; Samuel and Isabel Silverman; William and Arthur Bakker; Bridget and Patrick Burke; and Oscar and Josh Stuchinski; and delighted great-grandfather of Isabelle and Luna Guenther.   
 
Relatives and friends are invited to Oscar’s Funeral Mass on Thursday at 10am at St. Cecilia’s Parish, 535 Rhawn St, Philadelphia, PA 19111.  Masks are to be worn and social distancing is to be observed.  Viewing and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers or food please donate to the Alzheimer's Association or to a charity of choice.
 
Floral deliveries to Wackerman Funeral Home Wednesday by 3:30 pm
 
 
SWEENEY 
Kathleen Patricia (nee Connor), peacefully passed away on February 18, 2021. Preceded in death by her husband James F. Sweeney, daughter Kathleen and sons Sean and Patrick. Survived by her son James Brian and her daughter Erin Beaver. Proud mom mom of 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing, Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 9:30 am at St. Hilary of Poitiers Church 820 Susquehanna Rd. Rydal, PA 19046 followed by Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 am. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Hilary Parish Outreach, formerly Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
 
Floral deliveries to St. Hilary of Poitiers Church Wednesday by 9:00 am
 
 
LIMA
John Anthony Lima passed away on February 8, 2021. Beloved husband of Mary (nee Lofaro). Devoted father of John (Kathy), Bob (Patricia), Linda (Bob) Powers. Loving grandfather to Kate, Jennifer, Rebecca, Robert and Kristine. Great grandfather to Grace, Cash, Elise and Sonny. 
 
Born on February 10, 1922 in Philadelphia to Vittorio and Santa Lima, John was predeceased by 3 brothers and 3 sisters. John served his country during WWII in the 12th Armored Division. He served under General Patton as Military Police and Interpreter while in combat and also played saxophone in the Division Band.
 
John believed in the simplicity of living a life for those he loved. He worked tirelessly to be the best at his sales profession. He was a role model who always treated people with respect, passing his strong values to the next generation.
 
John's deep love for Mary, his wife of 73 years, was evident as he held and kissed her hand during his final days.
 
Mass of Christian Burial, Thursday February 18th, St. Hilary of Poitiers Church, 820 Susquehanna Rd., Rydal, PA 19046. Visitation 10:00 AM. Mass 11:00 AM.
Burial Private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Veterans Group, Attn: Jeff Oulton, 3209-11 Baring St., Phila., PA 19104. theveteransgroup.org/donate/
 
Floral deliveries to St. Hilary Church Thursday by 9:15 am.
 
 
SIENKIEWICZ
Helen (nee Pajak) passed away on February 7. 2021. She was the beloved wife of the late Theodore J. Sienkiewicz; devoted mother of Michael Sienkiewicz, Stephanie Rosseljong (Daniel) and Catherine Sienkiewicz; dear sister of John Pajak and the late Joseph Pajak. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing, Thursday, February 11, 2021, 9:30 am at St. Albert the Great Church 212 Welsh Road Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 followed by Funeral Mass 10:30 am. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
 
Floral deliveries to St. Albert the Great Church Thursday by 9:00 am
 

MCCRACKEN

Cynthia (nee Busvine),Age 90, of Philadelphia, PA, died peacefully on February 4, 2021.  Cynthia was the loving wife of the late Thomas McCracken, Jr and wonderful mother to her 4 children, Pamela McCracken, David (Janet) McCracken, Daniel (Donna) McCracken and Virginia McCracken.  She is survived by 7 grandchildren, Tom, Kristy (Joe), David (Gregg), Lauren (Andy), Andrew, Blaise (Paris) and Evan, and great granddaughter Maddilynn. 

Cynthia was the devoted daughter of the late Rosina (Price) and John Busvine and loving sister of the late Virginia Hudson.  A proud graduate of Frankford High School, Cynthia worked for the First Pennsylvania Company, Quaker Wholesale and DISC Naval Supply. She will be remembered for her intelligence, tenacity, wit, sense of adventure, love of travel and her appreciation for a good cup of tea.  She will be missed by all.

Wackerman Funeral Home, 8060 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19111 is handling arrangements. Visitation: Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 11:00AM; Memorial at noon.  Interment to be held in the Spring.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to: National Urea Cycle Disorder Foundation, 75 S. Grand Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105 and to Trinity Church, Oxford, 601 Longshore Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111.

Floral deliveries may be made directly to the funeral home Wednesday by 3:30 PM or on Thursday between 9 and 10AM.

 

STEINMETZ  
Rita (nee McFadden) passed away on February 3, 2021. She was the beloved wife of the late John V. Steinmetz; devoted mother of John Steinmetz (Mary Pat), Karen Looby (Harry), Lisa Kramer (Steven) and Michael (Joyce); dear sister of Joseph P. McFadden (Patricia); sister-in-law of Patricia Meehan, Barbara Steinmetz and Jack Day; loving mom mom of Christine, Beth (Joe), Michele, Katie, Mary Kate, Julianne, Patrick, Chris, Colleen, Joseph, John, Adam, Nathalie and Gabriel. Family and friends are invited to her viewing, Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 9:30 am at St. Hilary of Poitiers Church 820 Susquehanna Road Rydal, PA 19046 followed by Funeral Mass 10:30 am. Interment. St. Patrick's Cemetery, Norristown, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rita's memory to Little Flower High School 1000 W. Lycoming St. Philadelphia, PA 19111 would be appreciated.
 
Floral deliveries to St. Hilary Church Tuesday by 8:45 am.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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