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CALLAHAN

Paul J., passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on October 1st after a long battle with cancer.  Paul was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of the late Joseph and Dorothy (nee Schmitt) Callahan, the third of their six children.  He was educated at St. Patrick Grammar School, Bay Shore, NY; the former Seton Hall High School, Patchogue, NY; and University of Dayton, Ohio. 

Paul is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Janice (nee Meehan) and their 5 children:  Timothy (Mary) of South Orange, NJ; Brynn (Larry) of Annapolis, MD; Kerry (Erik) of Avon, CT; Paul (Colleen) of Fort Washington, PA; and Kyle (Caitlin) of Yardley, PA.    

He will be deeply missed by his 8 grandchildren: Erin Hooper, Maggie & Katie Callahan, Declan, Clare & Luke Callahan and Kelton & Callahan (Callie) Leidal.

Paul proudly served in the U.S. Army in the 666th Transportation Corps in support of the 101st Airborne Division during the Vietnam War.  He was a Purple Heart medal recipient & was honorably discharged in 1973.

Paul’s true passion was his family.  His bright blue eyes would sparkle and his smile lit up a room each time he was around his wife, sisters, children, grandchildren and friends.  He loved to tell a “good” joke, wear crazy outfits, share a story (perhaps slightly exaggerated), and cheering on his children or grandchildren at one of their games!

Paul handled many health issues throughout his life.  His positivity & courage were an inspiration.  His baseball background allowed him to take this “game of life” to many extra innings.  No one cheered harder for him than his friends & family.  We ask that you remember him each time you tee off, serve the tennis ball, or take a dip in the ocean & swim out beyond the breakers.

Relatives and friends are welcome to come pay their respects on Monday, October 10th, 9:30 AM at St. Vincent de Paul Church 654 Hatboro Rd. Richboro, PA 18954 immediately followed by a mass of celebration 11 AM.  The burial will be private.

 

Floral deliveries may be made directly to the church Monday, October 10th by 9 AM. 

 

 

O'DONNELL

 

Gloria Helen (nee Mauro) passed away on September 26, 2022. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard K. O'Donnell, Sr.; devoted mother of Mary Goodman (Joseph), Richard K., Jr. (Maureen) and Kathleen Nachtman (John); loving Mom-Mom of Kaitlyn, John, Richard, Allie, Kelly, Maura, Brian and Juliana; dear Mom-Mom the Great of Hayes, Anson, Evelyn Maria, Axel and Thomas Joseph; also survived by nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing, Thursday, OCTOBER 13, 2022, 10:30 am at St. Bede the Venerable Church, 1071 Holland Rd., Holland, PA 18966, followed by Funeral Mass, 11:30 am. Interment 1:30 pm at Washington Crossing National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Gloria's memory to: Acts Legacy Foundation, 420 Delaware Drive, PO Box 2222, Fort Washington, PA 19034 (memo line: Southampton Estates Samaritan Fund) or online at https://www.actsretirement.org/acts-benevolence/acts-legacy-foundation-ways-to-give/support-acts-legacy-foundation/ (select Southampton Estates Samaritan Fund as the designation), would be appreciated.

Floral deliveries to St. Bede Church on Thursday, OCTOBER 13, by 10:00 am.

 

 

KINDREGAN

 

With deepest sorrow, we announce that Joseph Austin Kindregan II, age 40, our most beloved and charismatic son, brother, family member, and friend, passed away suddenly on Saturday, August 27, 2022. Those lucky enough to know Joe, even just a little, lost a shining light in their lives.

Joe first blessed our world on December 13, 1981. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where his unwavering love of all things "Philly" began. Upon graduating from Northeast High School, Joe enlisted in the United States Coast Guard, where he served in Alameda, CA, onboard the Coast Guard Cutter Sherman. Joe later became a graduate of the Ocean County Fire and EMS Training Academy and served in the Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Company on Long Beach Island, NJ.

His adventures in life later landed him in Indianapolis. While in Indiana, he worked for the Recovery Center of America and loved being involved in helping others on their recovery journey. Joe successfully completed his own addiction rehabilitation program and used his firsthand experience to guide others on their path to recovery.

Over the years, many have spoken out about how unique and special he was and how fortunate they were to have known him. Joe had a heart of gold, a quick wit, a sparkling smile, and a legendary sense of humor. He was intelligent, kind, and a loyal friend. Even as a kid, he had an inquisitive mind, a rebellious nature, and an adventurous spirit. He lacked judgment of others and was drawn to those in need. He was always the first to offer help and would give what he had, even if it meant he'd do with less.

He was a devoted Philadelphia Flyers fan and wouldn't miss a game. He really loved hockey and shared that love with his father. His other loves were his family, helping others, reading, being a Veteran, playing disc golf, long drives, working with his hands, firearm design & fabrication, swimming, soda, as well as being at the beach, pulling pranks, playing volleyball, making people laugh, winning at the pool table and creative writing.

Joe will forever remain in the hearts of his Father, Joseph Kindregan, his Mother Susan, his sister Nicole Capobianco (John), his three nephews, his sister Carla Kindregan (Lucas), his sister Jenell Webster (Dan), his grandmother Josephine Bunker (Gene), his Aunt Janice Saporetti (Mike), his cousins Mike, Margie, Regina, Christy, as well as loving Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and many, many great friends. Although gone too soon, Joe will be remembered as the one-of-a-kind, beautiful soul we all knew and loved beyond measure.

A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held at Wackerman Funeral Home Inc., 8060 Verree Rd. Philadelphia, PA 19111 on October 15, 2022, at 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to www.warriornow.org

 

 

JUSKALIAN

Mardie, age 89, of Warrington, Bucks County, passed away on October 4, 2022. He was preceded in death by his parents "Mardie" Mardiros and "Grace" Shnorhig Juskalian (nee Azadian); brother John (Jeannine). He is survived by his nephews, John Jr. (Adrienne) and Michael (Dori); niece, Jeannine; first cousins, Ruth Ann Basmajian and Judy Guldalian (Jack). Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects to Mardie's family on Saturday, October 15, 2022, 10:00 am at Armenian Martyrs' Congregational Church, 100 North Edmonds Ave., Havertown, PA 19083, followed by service at 11:00 am. Interment at Greenmount Cemetery, Philadelphia is private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the above mentioned church.

 

 

CARPENITO

George A. passed away on August 31, 2022. He was the beloved husband of the late Claire C. (nee Fitzgerald); devoted father of George (Elizabeth), Theresa James (Gary) and John (Michele); loving grandfather of Gary James and Christopher Carpenito (Christina); dear great grandfather of Riley and Emma. George was a longtime employee of SPS Technologies. Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation, prayer service and words of remembrance on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 9:30 am at Wackerman Funeral Home, 8060 Verree Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19111. Funeral procession will depart funeral home promptly at 10:30 am for an 11:30 am interment at Washington Crossing National Cemetery.

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

 

 

 

MATOS

Andres passed away on September 11, 2022. Beloved husband of the late Carmen A. Sotomayor. Devoted son of the late Confesor Matos Cortes and Maria. Loving father of Carmen V. Baez, Minerva Baez, and Marisol Matos (Luis Hernandez Jr.). Grandfather of William Fernandez Jr., Indira M. Maraj, Jainath Maraj Jr., Rajin Maraj (Amanda), Angelica I. Rosario, Micaela Hernandez. Great grandfather of William Fernandez III, and the late Carmelo Mangual III, Vanessa M. Maraj, Arianna I. Maraj. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing Wednesday September 21, 2022 11;30AM at Wackerman Funeral Home 8060 Verree Rd. Philadelphia, PA 19111 followed by service and words of rembrance at 12:15 PM. Interment at 2:30 PM at Washington Crossing National Cemetery.

Floral deliveries may be made to the funeral home by 10:30 AM on Wednesday.

 

WENTLING

Barbara passed away on September 14, 2022. Beloved wife of the late Mel; devoted mother of Michael and Edward C. (Lisa); loving sister of the late Agnes Murawski, Diane LaForce and Anna Jones; also survived by many dear nieces and nephews. Funeral services private. A celebration of Barbara's life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to The Seeing Eye, P.O. Box 375, Morristown, NJ 07963, would be appreciated.

 

 

DiSPALDO

Domenic, Sr. passed away on September 9, 2022. He was the beloved husband of Rosaria (nee Catania); devoted father of Domenic DiSpaldo, Jr., Claudia Sukanick (Matthew) and the late Joseph DiSpaldo; dear brother of Rita Merkle (William); loving pop-pop of Jacob and James Sukanick. Domenic was a U.S. Army veteran. He loved gardening and making wine. Domenic was a Philadelphia sports fan and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was extremely proud of his grandsons, Jacob and James. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing, Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 10:00 am at Wackerman Funeral Home, 8060 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19111, followed by service at 11:00 am.

 

Floral deliveries to Funeral Home Tuesday, by 4:00 pm.

 

HESS

Paul Edward Hess Sr. passed away peacefully in his home on September 7, 2022. He was surrounded by his beloved wife Susan along with his children, sisters, brothers, friends and grand children. Paul is survived by his devoted wife of almost 50 years Susan (Vukosovich), his six children: Heather, Jill, Laura, Susie, Emily, late Paul Jr. and grandchildren: Paul, Mia, Morgan, Aubrey, Sidra, Maya, Markus and Grace. He can be described as a humble, quiet and kind man who loved his country music. Paul served honorably in the Marines achieving the rank of Corporal. Paul is a veteran of the Vietnam War. For his service, he earned a Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnamese Service Medal, Vietnamese Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Marksmanship Badge Rifle and Combat Action Ribbon. He will be missed dearly.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, Visitation 9:30 AM funeral mass 10:30am at St. Cecilia’S Church, 535 Rhawn Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111

 

Floral deliveries may be made directly to the church Tuesday Sept. 20th by 9 AM

 

 

DeLUCA

 

Catherine M. passed away on September 9, 2022. She was the beloved wife of the late Jeffrey G. DeLuca; devoted mother of Nicole Velez (Santiago), Johanna Moyer (Paul) and Jonathan DeLuca (Elisha); loving grand mom of Makayla, Lucas, Madison and Sierra; dear sister of Margie Seklecki (Eddie) and the late Fred Ruehling (Barbara); also survived by nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing, Thursday, September 15, 2022, 9:30 am at St. Cecilia Church, 535 Rhawn Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111, followed by Funeral Mass, 10:30 am. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery.

 

Floral deliveries to St. Cecilia Church, Thursday by 9:00 am.

 

 

 

LINSE

Artur passed away on September 7, 2022. He was the beloved husband of Theresa (nee Wehringer); devoted father of Ralph, Arthur (Jackie) and Eric (Tracy); loving grandfather of Jessica, Nick, Alex, Cole, Max and Victoria. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing, Saturday, September 17, 2022, 9:00 am at St. Hilary of Poitiers Church, 920 Susquehanna Road, Rydal, PA 19046, followed by Funeral Mass, 10:00 am. Interment Sunset Memorial Park.

 

Floral deliveries to Church, Saturday, September 17th by 8:30 am.

 

 

PALAN

Mary Ruth Palan (nee Ney) of Philadelphia, passed away on September 5th, 2022. Mary was born July 4th, 1929 to the late Enos Charles Ney and Edna Ney (nee Malik). She was the beloved mother of Patricia Vilcheck (John), William J. Palan (Cindy), and R. Michael Palan (Karen); loving mom-mom of Judy Vilcheck, Jeremy Vilcheck (Kate), Courtney Paczewski (Rob), Tyler Palan (Megan) and Katelyn Palan; dear G.G. of Madison Vilcheck; sister of the late Enos C. Ney (Kitty); also survived by nieces.

 

Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, 9:00 am at Maternity B.V.M. Church, 9220 Old Bustleton Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19115, followed by Funeral Mass 10:00 am. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to Susan G. Komen P.O. Box 801889, Dallas, TX 75380 or www.komen.org/donate would be appreciated. 

 

Floral deliveries to Church, Tuesday by 8:30 am.

 

 

 

O'CONNOR

   John J. Jr. (Don) of Philadelphia and Sea Isle City, passed away on August 31, 2022. He was the beloved husband of the late Joan (nee Birmingham); devoted father of Jay (Linda) and Jeannine O'Connor; loving grandfather of Devin (Kiersten); dear great grandfather of Colton John; brother of the late Eileen Scully; brother-in law of Joe Birmingham (Mary Lou); also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

 

    After graduating from Lasalle High School and college, he went into the Marine Corp where he roseto Lieutenant. He was a gifted athlete who played baseball through high school, college, and then as a member of the Marine Corp playing for Camp Lejeune. His passion was for teaching and spent most of his career at Carnell Elementary School. Don was a man of many talents who worked various other jobs throughout his days. He made his mark wherever he went. To know him was to love him.

      Don met his wife Joan and the saying “opposites attract” could not be more true. They encouraged their children, Jay and Jeannine, to work hard and find what they love to do. Don was a man of the people who would make everyone,  big and small, feel a little brighter as they pass. He would talk to everyone at the PINK HOUSE in Sea Isle City and they all knew his kind way.  His Sea Isle days, in his sunset years, were filled with family, flowers, and fishing. A simple man, a humble man…

      To know “Uncle Don” is to know a story he captured with you, a joke that left you howling, or a sincere ear he lended you, with great care. We will remember his Smile, grand laughter, and his gentle way of teaching life’s lessons. Most importantly, he was a man of strong Faith whose loyalty, character, and integrity will remind us all of life’s true blessings and guide our sweet memories of a Great Man… Rest in Peace...

      Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing, Tuesday, September 6, 2022, 9:15am at St. James Church, 8320 Brookside Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027, followed by Funeral Mass 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, donations in Don's memory to The American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, Texas 75284, would be appreciated.

 

Floral deliveries to St. James Church, Tuesday by 8:45am.

 

 

 

SCHENK

Jean K. Schenk, age 94, a resident of Naperville, IL since 2019, passed away peacefully on July 25, 2022 at Sunrise of Naperville. She was born on September 5, 1927 in Philadelphia, PA. She and Harvey raised their family in Dresher, Pa, living there from 1964 until she moved to Naperville.

 

Jean is survived by her loving children, Kristine (Jim) Schenk Visher of Naperville, IL, and Randall (Nora) Schenk of Newtown, PA; her cherished grand-daughters, Lauren Visher (Jeff) De Simone and Victoria Noelle (Patrick) Zielinski and great-grandchildren, Colin Miles De Simone, Zofia Noelle Zielinski, and Maizy Grace Zielinski.

 

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Harvey Miller Schenk,  her parents, John A. and Frieda Klaiss and her brother John L. Klaiss.

 

Biography:

Jean worked at the Philadelphia Electric Company for over 10 years where she met Harvey, the love of her life and developed a circle of life long friends. Jean became a Tupperware Lady during the school days of Kris and Randall; somehow, making the packing of the orders a family event.  Jean also served her church as the secretary and treasurer for 35 years.  Jean and Harvey loved to entertain family, friends and neighbors at their Dresher home.  Jean was known for her warm smile and welcome to the many guests that joined them at their home.   Jean was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  She always made her family the priority and spent as much time as possible with them.  Jean defined the role of care giver, supporting her and Harvey’s parents through their lives, Harvey, her children, Cousin Kitty, Aunt Barb and others who were blessed to have Jean in their lives.

 

For those who would like to leave a lasting tribute to Jean’s life, memorial donations may be directed to Newtown United Methodist Church, 35 Liberty Street, Newtown, PA  18940; attn:  Jean Schenk Memorial Fund.

 

Graveside services will be held at Hillside Cemetery 2556 Susquehanna Road, Rosyln, PA 19001 on Saturday, September 10, 2022; 11 a.m. (Meet at the Cemetery Office on Susquehanna Road.)

 

 

Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Naperville, IL, was entrusted with arrangements.

 

BOYCE 

 

Lillian S. (1934-2022) After a long and beauty filled life, Lillian passed peacefully in the presence of family on August 19, 2022. She and her brother, Edward, were orphaned as toddlers and raised by an adoptive mom in the North Philadelphia area.  Perhaps because of this, family and home were very important to her.

A graduate of Little Flower H.S., she married Joseph J. Boyce in 1955. They started their family in the West Oak Lane area.  In 1968, they built their own home in a neighborhood called Pine Valley near Fox Chase.  That home became her pride and joy and the place where their 3 kids (Kathy, Mike and Steve) grew up.  It was the center of her universe. She filled it with fresh flowers, lots of plants, antique dolls and linens and all things Victorian.  At Christmas time, there was a tree in every room, each one decorated with its own “theme”. In addition to home life, Lillian was a league bowler, a scout leader, a volunteer at the polls and active in her church, where she was a thrift shop volunteer, altar guild member and flower arranger. She enjoyed scouting all the local thrift shops for her pretty things and she and Kate often enjoyed the many teahouses in the greater metropolitan area.

She was predeceased by her husband (Joseph), her son (Michael) and her dear friend (Frank Crane). She is survived by her daughter (Kate) and a son (Steven) as well as 2 grandchildren, Alexis and Nicholas Boyce.

A memorial service will be held on Sat. Sept. 10, 2022 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 654 N. Easton Rd. Glenside, PA 19038.  Friends and family are in invited to visit at 10 a.m. with the service itself at 11 a.m.  Please know that if you are being covid cautious, the audio of the service will piped over a speaker system into our lovely garden courtyard and seating will be provided there.

Memorial donations may be made to the church at the above address or to Fox Chase Cancer Center (foxchase.org or FCCC 333 Cottman Ave Phila., PA 19111).  Another way to honor our beloved mom/grand mom is to bring a colorful bouquet of flowers to someone to brighten their day.

Floral deliveries my be made directly to the church listed above Saturday Sept. 10th by 9AM.

 

 

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