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PERO

Dorothy C. (nee Shugar) died on July 29, 2021. She was 93 years old. Beloved wife of Joseph H. Pero for 70 years. Devoted mother of Joseph J. (Annmarie) Pero, Dorothy J. (Mike) Murphy and Debra (Vincent) Collier. Grandmother of Brett (Renee) and Michael (Lacey) Murphy, Joseph and John Collier and the late Janet Collier; also survived by five great-grandchildren and a sister, Ethel Albright. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing, Wednesday, August 4, 2021 from 9:00-11:00 am at Wackerman Funeral Home, Inc. 8060 Verree Road Philadelphia, PA 19111 followed by a Service of Christian Burial 11:00 am. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery. Memorials in Dorothy's name may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

 

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

 

 

OSCAR

Wallace J. passed away on July 23, 2021.

He was 75 years old. The beloved husband of Marguerite P. (nee) Pisarczyk Oscar. Devoted father of David A. (Erica) and Michael T. (Shannon) Oscar. Grandfather of Liam, Edward, Alexandra, Mary Abigal, Lillian and Angelina Oscar. Brother of Joanne Oscar.  Wallace was  a 1st Lieutenant serving as an Intelligence Officer S2 during the Vietnam War having received numerous decorations, awards and citations, including the Bronze Star Medal. He contributed greatly to the successful accomplishments of the First Battalion 22nd Infantry, 4th Infantry Division's primary mission with timely and accurate intelligence estimates that provided valuable information. The Army's Officer Efficieny Report stated very few officers would have been able to adapt as readily to being a Battalion S2 in such an outstanding manner. Wallace was a 1967 graduate of Villanova Un. with a BS in Accounting and minors in Economics and Engineering. He had  very successful careers with Mobil Oil, Citgo, Arco, Quaker State and British Petroleum,in addition to being the Executive Director of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE). Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing Friday, July 30, 2021, from 10-11 A.M. at St. Jerome's Church, 8100 Colfax Street, Philadelphia, PA 19152 followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 A.M.. Rite of Committal Resurrection Cem. Memorials in Wallace's name may be made to The Friends of Father Judge High School, 3301 Solly Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19136.

 

Flower deliveries to Church by 9 A.M.

 

CASEY

Joseph J. passed away on July 7, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Rosalie (nee Rock). Devoted father of Mary Jane (George Starrett), Joseph (Guadalupe), Patrick (Christine), Francis (Beth) and the late Michele Casey; dear brother of Joan Wade and the late Harry Casey; also survived by 14 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing Wednesday, July 14, 2021 9:30AM at St. Hilary of Poitiers Church 920 Susquehanna Rd. Rydal, PA 19046 followed by Funeral Mass 10:30 AM. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. 

 

Floral deliveries may be made directly to the church by 8:45 AM Wednesday.

 

LOFTUS

James A. Jr. passed away on July 9, 2021. He was the beloved husband of the late Joan C. (nee McCloskey); devoted father of Jimmy, David (Eileen), Larry (Stacey), Christopher and the late Joan P.; loving Pop of David (Jackie), Michael (Bridget), Joan, Dan, Nicole Burke (Ed), Danielle, Angelina, Ronan, Alannah and the late Ryan; GG Pop of Morgan, Keira, Caden, Austen, Ian, Kyla, Kellan, Gianna, Edward and Dominic; dear brother of the late Ann Canton, Godfather of Raymond Canton (Marilyn). Also survived by nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing Thursday July 15, 2021, 8:30 AM at Wackerman Funeral Home 8060 Verree Rd. Philadelphia, PA 19111 followed by Funeral Mass 10 AM St. Cecilia Church 535 Rhawn St. Philadelphia, PA 19111. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory to St. Jude Children Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 would be appreciated.

 

Floral deliveries may be made directly to the Funeral Home Wednesday by 4 PM.

 

DUBAK 

Jacqueline B. (nee Schrandt) passed away on July 11, 2021. She was the beloved wife of John Dubak, Jr.; devoted mother of Jacqueline Topley (James) and the late John, Joseph and Gregory Dubak; loving mom-mom of Olivia Tate (David), Juliana and Samantha Topley; dear great grandmother of Jude Vincent Tate; sister of Frederick Schrandt (Nancy) and the late Thomas Schrandt (Rose). Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing, Friday, July 16, 2021, 11:30 am at Resurrection of Our Lord Church 2000 Shelmire Ave. Phila., PA 19152, followed by Funeral Mass 12:30 pm. Interment Sunset Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to Holy Redeemer Hospice 12265 Townsend Rd. Phila., PA 19154 would be appreciated

 

Floral deliveries to Resurrection Church Friday between 10:00am and 11:00 am if possible. Please clearly label tags for Dubak funeral. There is another Funeral Mass scheduled to begin at 10:00 am in Church.

 

WALTER

Matthew Christopher Walter, proud Journeyman Carpenter, passed away in true Matt fashion, on July 4th, 2021.


Matt was born in April 1982 to parents Karen Saba (nee Mackley) and Vic Walter, and was raised in Northeast Philadelphia.  He grew roots in Rhawnhurst, Burholme, Fox Chase and Rockledge through his lifetime.  From a young age, his creative and artistic gifts were obvious - he could draw incredible interpretations of whatever was requested of him, and even designed a folder for his elementary school featuring its mascot as a goalie.  Later in life, he used this talent to decorate his own body in the form of colorful, original tattoos and loved showing people his new ink.


In 2002, he joined the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 158.  He honed his skills throughout his career and became a master of his craft. He decorated his work helmet with meaningful stickers and wore it with great honor each work day.


His proudest achievement was becoming a father to his beautiful, silly, happy son, Matthew Jr.  Watching Matt with his son was a true joy - his love, patience, and adoration when they were together was beyond measure.


Matt enjoyed good food, watching Marvel movies and listening to all kinds of music.  His own laugh was infectious, but making other people laugh was one of his favorite pastimes, and he was damn good at it.  His family credits him with being the funniest person they know.  Those lucky enough to be loved by him knew him as a generous man, so no one was surprised to learn that he is an organ donor.  Even after his passing, he is giving what he can to those in need.


To have known Matt at his best was a gift.  He will be missed forever.


Matthew is survived by his parents, Vic (Father), Karen (Mother) and Michael (Stepfather), his siblings Kate, Tom, Erin, Paul, Michael and Greg, his brother and sister in law Anthony and Samantha, his nieces and nephews, Gabriella, Ava, Leo and Jace, the love of his life and fiance, Michele, his step-daughter, Marissa, and his perfect son, Matthew Jr., as well his dozens of cousins, aunts, uncles and other extended family.


Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing, Friday, July 9, 2021 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Wackerman Funeral Home 8060 Verree Road Philadelphia, PA 19111.


In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Matthew’s College fund via GoFund me:  https://gofund.me/50bf0752



For all that I've blessed

And all that I've wronged

In dreams until my death

I will wander on"

 

Floral deliveries may be made directly to the funeral home Friday between 10AM and 3PM

 
MITCHELL
 
MaryAnn (nee Polansky) passed away on July 3, 2021. She was the beloved wife of the late James Pitts; devoted mother of David Pitts (AnneLouise) and Darlene Torres (Juan); loving mom-mom of Brianne, Alex, Leesa and Olivia. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing, Thursday, July 8, 2021, 10:00 am at Wackerman Funeral Home 8060 Verree Road Philadelphia, PA 19111, followed by service 11:00 am. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in MaryAnn's memory to the Gift of Life Donor Program 401 N. 3rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19123 would be appreciated.
 
Floral deliveries to Funeral Home Wednesday by 4:00 pm.
 
STARR
Charlotte (nee Barby) passed away on June 25, 2021. She was the beloved wife of the late Louis "Norman" Starr; devoted mother of Patricia Murphy (Michael) and Michele Mitchell (Dave); dear sister of the late George Barby; Loving grandmom of Bill Wilcox, Ashlee Bryan, and Joey Bitting; great grandmother of Brielle Wilcox and Cheylynn Wilcox. Charlotte was a proud graduate of Northeast High School. She treasured every moment with her family and was an avid lover of Elvis. May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your face, the rains fall softly on your fields and until we meet again may God hold you in the palm of his hand. She will be missed by all of those who loved her. Relatives and friends are invited to her Funeral Mass Tuesday, July 6th, 2021, 10 AM at St. Cecilia Church 535 Rhawn St. Philadelphia, PA 19111.
 
Floral deliveries may be made directly to the church Tuesday July 6th by 9:30 AM.
 
HOGAN
 
Daniel F. Jr. passed away on July 2, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Joann (nee Simaitis); devoted father of Daniel Hogan (Erinrose), Kathleen Hogan, and Peggy Carter (James); dear brother of Michael Hogan, Eileen McGowan, Susan Bell and the late Joseph and James Hogan; loving grand pop of Daniel, Bridget, Annarose, Lucy, Madison, Mackenzie, Catie and Caleigh. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing, Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 8:00 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 Philadelphi, PA 19111. In lieu of flowers, donations in Daniel's memory to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
 
Floral deliveries to Funeral Home Tuesday by 4:00 pm.
 
PAONE
 
Joseph passed away on June 23, 2021. He was the beloved son of Catherine (nee Masceri) and the late Nicola Paone; devoted brother of Angela Bush (Dennis); loving fiance of Linda Romano; dear uncle of Brent Bush and Natalie Porter (Jim); great uncle of Grace and Easton. Relatives and friends may pay their respects to the family on Friday, July 9, 2021, from 8:45-9:45 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.
 
Floral deliveries to Funeral Home Thursday by 3:30 pm.
 
ALLSTON
 
John E. passed away on June 23, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Joan (nee Sciblo); devoted father of Ruth Gannon (the late John), Jeffrey (Toshie), Dennis (Kelly), Kevin (Patricia), Mark (Christine), Timothy, Aimee Svarczkopf (Steve) and Elaine Rose (Earl); dear brother of Peggyann Janczura (Michael); also survived by 20 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Relatives and friends may pay their respects to the family, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 from 6:30-8:30 pm and Wednesday, July 21, 2021 from 9:00-9:45 at Wackerman Funeral Home 8060 Verree Road Philadelphia, PA 19111. Interment will be in Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Road Newtown, PA 18940 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations in John's memory to VMC Serves Veterans https://vmcenter.org/ would be appreciated.
 
Floral deliveries to Funeral Home Tuesday by 3:30 pm.
 
CAWLEY
 
Raymond A. passed away on June 12, 2021. He was the beloved husband of the late Evelyn M. Cawley (nee Strehle); devoted mother of Raymond P. (Jillian) and Sinead Cawley; dear brother of Jake (Eleanor), Gene (Mary), Bill, Joe and Tommy Cawley and Rosemarie Cole (Joe); loving pop-pop of Chloe, Briella, Haley, Keenan and Kyla. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing, Friday, June 18, 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 will be in Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, Langhorne, PA.
 
Floral deliveries to St. Albert the Great Church, Friday by 9:00 am.
 
BORKOWSKI
Robert J. passed away on June 7, 2021 at the age of 81. Husband of Sandra Kelley. Father of Donna Speeney (Rich) and Jennifer Borkowski (Andy Icochea). Grandfather of Ritchie and Maria Speeney and Julia and Silvia Icochea. Also survived by sisters Christine Michalak (Joe) and Alma Cholewiak (the late Tony) along with many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing, 9:30 am followed by 11:00 am Funeral Mass on Tuesday, June 22nd at St. Albert the Great Church, 212 Welsh Rd. Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006. Burial Private. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to AACR Foundation, 615 Chestnut St., 17th Floor Phila., PA 19106.
 
Floral deliveries to St. Albert the Great Church Tuesday by 9:00 am.
 
CAHILL
 
Regina M. "Jean" (nee Reiner) passed away on June 12, 2021. Proud graduate of Hallahan High School. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph W. Cahill; devoted mother of Timothy G., Jeffrey M. and the late Joseph R. Cahill; loving aunt of James and Patricia Magee. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing, Wednesday, June 23, 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 will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem, PA.
 
Floral deliveries to St. Albert the Great Church, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 by 9:00 am.
 
GOLDEN
 
Paul Jr., born August 11, 1939, passed away on June 17, 2021. He was the husband of Barbara Ann (nee Zimmerman); father of Paul III (Jacqueline), Thomas, Timothy, Kenneth (Lauren); grandfather of Thomas Jr. (Kristy), Paul IV, Connor, Erin, Brandon, Beau and Liam; great grandfather of Thomas III and Bridget; brother of John (Judy), Joseph (Marian), Thomas (Kathleen) and the late Ann Marie Diener (Charles). Paul attended Roman Catholic High School and St. Joseph's College. Friends and family are invited to pay their respects Wednesday evening, June 23, 2021, from 7-9 pm and Thursday morning, June 24, 2021, from 9:00-9:45 am at Wackerman Funeral Home 8060 Verree Rd. Philadelphia, PA 19111, followed by Funeral Mass 10:00 am at St. Cecilia Church. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to The Alumni Scholarship Fund at Roman Catholic High School 301 N. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19107 would be appreciated.
 
Floral deliveries to Funeral Home Wednesday by 3:30 pm.
 
LOWDER
Helen C. (nee Lenahan) passed away on June 13, 2021. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Lowder; loving mother of Joanne M. Ballay (Bill) and the late Michael J. and Gerard F. "Rod"; devoted Nana of Holly Pack (Steve), Bo Ballay (Michele) and Annie Burnham (John); dear Nanana of Sadie, Riley, Keira and Jude. Helen is the last and longest living of her five siblings of Mary St. in Ashley, PA. Relatives and friends may pay their respects to the family on Friday, June 25, 2021, 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 Our Lady of Grace Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to St. Albert the Great Church would be appreciated.
 
Floral deliveries to St. Albert the Great Church, Friday June 25, 2021 by 9:00 am.
 
 
EMRICH
 
Stephen P. passed away on June 7, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Jacqueline (nee Goelz); devoted father of Scott Joseph (Li), Shawn Patrick (Katie), Christopher Michael (Teresa) and Colin Daniel (Larissa); dedicated pop-pop of Ryan and Quinn; loving son of Marie L. (nee McNichol ) and the late Stephen J. Emrich; dear brother of Robert, Gail Palumbo (Michael) and the late Kevin and Gary. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing, Saturday, June 12, 2021, 9:30 am St. Hilary of Poitiers Church 920 Susquehanna Rd. Rydal, PA 19046 followed by Funeral Mass 10:45 am. Interment will be in Lawnview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or American Cancer Society 1818 Market St. Suite 2820 Philadelphia, PA 19103 would be appreciated.
 
Floral deliveries to St. Hilary Church 9:00 am on Saturday.
 
HAUGER
 
Gregg J. passed away on June 9, 2021. He was the loving lifetime partner of Lisa Harkins; devoted son of John Hauger (Kathleen) and Katherine Bealer (Alfred); dear brother of Steven Hauger (Maureen) and John Hauger (Liz); brother-in-law of Frank Harkins (Maria Magliaro); loving uncle of Maxwell, Jacob, Madeline, Charlotte, Ariana and Sabrina. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing, Monday, June 14, 2021, 10:00 am at Wackerman Funeral Home 8060 Verree Road Philadelphia, PA 19111 followed by service 11:00 am. Interment will be in Lawnview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to www.phillyorchards.org would be appreciated. 
 
Floral deliveries to Funeral Home Sunday between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm or Monday between 8:30 - 9:15 am.
 
HANNAH
 
Rosalie T. (nee Tislar) passed away on May 29, 2021. She was the beloved wife of the late Elmer Hannah; devoted mother of Robert Hannah (Suzanne), Geraldine Franchino (Richard) and the late Dennis Hannah; loving grandmother of Jeffrey Hannah, Justin Hannah, Denise Baumbach and Andrew Franchino; dear great grandmother of Brielle, Avery, William, Everett, Ivan and Eloise. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing, Friday, June 4, 2021, 9:30 am at Our Lady of Grace Church 225 Bellevue Ave. Penndel, PA 19047 followed by Funeral Mass 10:30 am. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery.
 
Floral deliveries to Our Lady of Grace Church Friday by 9:00 am.
 
MCGARRY
 
Traute (nee Maron) passed away on May 30. 2021. She was the beloved wife of the late Francis McGarry; devoted mother of Karin McGarry-Rosen (Eric) and Lisa Pizzica (Anthony); loving Omi of Amelia, Abigail, Grace and Meredith; dear sister of Manfred, Udo and Lothar Maron; also survived by sisters and brothers-in-law, many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing, Friday, June 4, 2021, 9:30 am at Wackerman Funeral Home 8060 Verree Road Philadelphia, PA 19111 followed by service 11:00 am. Interment will be in Lawnview Cemetery. Traute was a longtime employee of Citizens Bank. She had a love for gardening, therefore, her family would appreciate donations in her memory to the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society 100 North 20th Street, 5th floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103, in lieu of flowers. www.phsonline.org
 
 
Floral deliveries to Wackerman Funeral Home Thursday by 3:30 pm.
 
 
 
ARRISON
 
Anna (nee Karuza), age 91, of Philadelphia, PA passed away on May 30, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Edward Arrison. Loving mother of Paul (Lucy) and Josephine Moffitt (Chris). Beloved grandmom to Joshua, Nicholas (Jennifer), Aimee, Rachel (Andrew) and Michael. Beloved great grandmother to Alexa, Chloe, Mason, Claire, Evelyn, Fiona and Ethan. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing, Saturday, June 5, 2021, 9:30 am at St. Ephrem Catholic Church 5400 Hulmeville Road Bensalem, PA 19020, followed by Funeral Mass at 10:30 am. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to Holy Redeemer Hospice Program 12265 Townsend Road #400, Philadelphia, PA 19154 would be appreciated.
 
 
Floral deliveries to St. Ephrem Church Saturday by 9:00 am.
 
 
 
VELLUCCI
 
 
 
Margareta "Sonya" (nee Montag) passed away on June 1, 2021. She was the beloved mother of Ramona Kober (Frank), Frank Vellucci (Diane) and Johnnie Vellucci (Joan); dear sister of Fritz Montag and the late George Montag and Georgine "Musch" Lother; loving grandmother of Francesco, John Michael, Michael, Ronnie, Richard, Joey, Alyssa and the late Jo Jo "Joey"; dear great grandmother of Adrianna, Gia, Johnny Boy, Francesco, Amalia and Gage; former wife of Frank Vellucci. Relatives and friends may pay their respects to the family, Friday, June 11, 2021, 11:30 am at Wackerman Funeral Home 8060 Verree Road Philadelphia, PA 19111, followed by service 12:30 pm.
 
 
 
Floral deliveries to Funeral Home Thursday by 3:30 pm or Friday between 9:00 am - 10:30 am.
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