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CONLAN

Dorothy M. (nee Lambing) passed away on September 18, 2021. She was the beloved mother of Robert, Kathleen Leider, Valerie Fiorillo (Eric), Daniel and Margaret Jeanquart (Keith); devoted grandmother of John, Hannah, Nicholas, Lauren, Juliet and Andrew; also survived by her loving nieces and nephews; dear sister of the late Catherine Lambing and Norma McCrosson. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing, Friday, September 24, 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 Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dorothy's memory to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 3401 Civic Center Blvd. Philadelphia, PA 19104 would be appreciated.

 

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

 

 

 

O'CONNOR

John Thomas O'Connor went peacefully to the Lord on September 11, 2021 surrounded by his family. He is survived by Patricia, his devoted wife of sixty-two years, and beloved daughters Laura O'Connor Searfoorce, her fiancé, Will, Maureen O'Connor Dutton, her husband, Howard, and Kimberly O'Connor. He is also survived by grandchildren Ryan Searfoorce, his fiancé, Olga, Kevin Searfoorce, his wife, Theresa, Christopher Adcock, Nicholas Adcock, Kathryn Adcock, and seven great grandchildren. A proud first generation American, John was born in the Highbridge section of the Bronx, New York City, to John O'Connor and Nellie Hanley O'Connor on September 26, 1930.He completed grammar school at The Church of the Sacred Heart School in 1944, and went onto Cardinal Hayes High School, from which he graduated in 1948. John earned his bachelor's degree in business from The College of the City of New York. In 1964, he relocated with his family to Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, where he resided for the remainder of his life. A well respected and sought-after financial analyst, he traveled throughout Europe and the United States sharing his expertise in the developing field of technical analysis of financial markets. In 1993, he completed his career with PNC Bank as a Senior Vice President and Director of Technical Analysis in Philadelphia. John was an enthusiastic sports fan, who shared his love of the New York Mets, Giants, and Rangers with all throughout his life, creating a legacy of New York sports fans far and wide. The family wishes to express their gratitude to all who cared for John with compassionate care and dignity. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing at 10:00am on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church 212 Welsh Rd., Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 followed by Funeral Mass at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cardinal Hayes High School, 650 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York 10451, or the Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust, 2955 Edge Hill Rd., Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania 19006.

 

 

 

Floral deliveries to St. Albert the Great Church on Saturday by 9:15 am.

 

 

DeMARCO

Francis W. (Billy D.) passed away peacefully on September 4th, 2021 just a few weeks shy of his 81st birthday. He was the husband of the late Kathleen (nee Sheridan). He is survived by his daughter Stasia DeMarco, his brother Robert T. DeMarco and his sister Joanne Totaro. In addition to his family, Billy D. will be remembered by the LaSalle University and LaSalle High School communities where he was a proud alumni. Billy will be remembered for his sense of humor, kindness, the importance of friendship and of course, golf.

 

 

STEVENS

Arthur P. Stevens, 90, of Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, died September 3, 2021.

Arthur (Art) was born December 17, 1930, in Elmhurst, NY, the son of late Ella and Alexander Stevens. Art’s sisters, Irene and Marian, predeceased him.

In October, 1953, Art and Marian were married and they raised four children.  In addition to his wife of 67 years, Arthur is survived by his children and their spouses: Carol (Chuck), Robert, Kenneth, Thomas (Beth) and seven grandchildren.

A funeral Mass celebrating Arthur’s life and faith will be held at St. Hilary of Poitiers Church 820 Susquehanna Rd. Rydal, PA 19046 on Thursday, September 9th, 2021.  The family will receive friends for visitation from 9:00am – 10:00am and the funeral mass will begin at 10:00am.  Burial will follow at Lawnview Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Art’s memory may be made to:  Saint Hilary of Poitiers Church Memorial Fund 820 Susquehanna Rd. Rydal, PA 19046. 

Floral deliveries may be made to St. Hilary's Church Thursday by 8:30 AM

 

SHARP

Esther E. (nee Collinsgru), age 84, passed away on September 4, 2021. Beloved wife of Edward L. Sharp; devoted mother of Margaret Ann Fabrizio (Charles), Karen Michalczyk (John) and Kathleen Sweeder (Michael); loving grandmother of Heather, Chuck, Mark, John, Rachel, Moira, Kelsi and the late Sarah; dear great grandmother of Nicholas, Gabriel, Jack, Logan and Frankie Ann. Relatives and friends may pay their respects to the family, Thursday, September 16, 2021, 8:30 am at Wackerman Funeral Home 8060 Verree Rd. Philadelphia, PA 19111 followed by Funeral Mass 10:00 am at St. Cecilia Church. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorials in Esther's name may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Floral deliveries to Funeral Home Wednesday, September 15th by 3:30 pm.

 

 

VALACH

Edward G. "Mr. Ed" died on August 17, 2021 at the age of 85. 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), Frank Valach, Robert Valach and Michael Valosky. Survived by by his loving sister Connie Valosky, sister-in-law Cookie Valach (King); also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Ed was a proud graduate of Roman Catholic High School, class of 1954. He worked at the U.S. Mint until he retired. He was a kind, humble and devout Catholic. He loved his family, faith, sports, numbers and casinos. All family and friends are invited to his Funeral Mass Tuesday, August 24, 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 Tuesday by 9:45 am

 

 

 

 

 

STUTZ


Helen P. (nee Pavie) passed away on August 13, 2021. She was 95 years
old and the beloved wife of the late Herbert R. Stutz and devoted
mother of Margaret (Joseph) Monte Carlo, the late Helen (Craig)
Custer, Thomas (Karen) Stutz, Carole (George) Horton, Susan (John)
LaPilusa, John (Fritz) Stutz, and Timothy (Angela) Stutz. Helen is
also survived by 17 grandchildren as well as 14 great grandchildren,
nieces and nephews.  She was the best mother any child could ever hope
for and will be greatly missed by not only her children but all who
knew her.  Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing, Friday,
August 27, 2021 9am at St. Hilary of Poitiers Catholic Church, 820
Susquehanna Rd, Rydal, PA 19046. A mass will follow at 10:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Helen's name may be made to the St.
Francis Food Pantry of Long Beach Island, NJ at 
http://stfranciscenterlbi.org/donate

Floral deliveries may be made directly to the church 8:30 AM Friday August 27th. 

 

VanVLIET

Mary (nee Ragan) passed away on August 17, 2020. She was the beloved wife of the late Victor VanVliet; devoted mother of Stan Kendust (Gecel) and Mike Kendust (Shoko); loving sister of Joseph Ragan (Susan), and Peg Salerno (Thomas); also survived by grandchildren, great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects to the family on Friday, August 20, 2021, 12:00 noon at Wackerman Funeral Home 8060 Verree Road Philadelphia, PA 19111, followed by prayer service 1:00 pm. Donations in Mary's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or flowers would be appreciated.

 

Floral deliveries to Funeral Home Thursday by 3:30 pm or Friday between 9:00-11:00 am.

 

 

McGUINN

Rosemary (nee Bradley) passed away on August 7, 2021. Formerly of County Tyrone, Ireland. She was the beloved wife of the late P. Brendan McGuinn; loving mother of Brendan and John (Dana); devoted grandmom of Oliver and Julia; dear sister of Susan Mahan, John, Henry, Jim and the late Michael Bradley. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing, Saturday, August 14, 2021, 8:30 am at Wackerman Funeral Home 8060 Verree Road Philadelphia, PA 19111, followed by Funeral Mass 10:30 am St. Cecilia Church. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to Fox Chase Cancer Center 333 Cottman Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19111 would be appreciated.

 

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

 

 

CHURCH

Alice D. died on August 1, 2021, she was 89 years old. She was the daughter of late George and Anna Bradley Digman and sister of the late Anna M. Digman . Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 from 10-11 A.M., at Wackerman Funeral Home, 8060 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19111 followed by a Service of Christian Burial at 11 A.M. by her cousin, Father John Gilvey, OSFS.; Rite of Committal at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

 

Flowers deliveries to funeral home by 3:30 P.M. Monday

 

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.
 
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