**Covid-19 restrictions in Philadelphia currently require our business to operate at 25% capacity, which is approximately 15 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.
James Joseph IV, passed away on January 14th, son of Oksana (née Iwanyshyn) and the late James J. Gilroy III. Brother of Nicholas (Emily) and the late Daniel Colin Gilroy. Grandson of the late Mykola and Ksenia Iwanyshyn, James J. and Gertrude Gilroy. Proud uncle of Elsie Grace and Owen Nicholas Gilroy.
Jimmy had the biggest heart towards his family and friends, always wanting to help others in need. He had a passion for the outdoors and sports. Jimmy was a devoted older brother, and enjoyed spending his weekends with his niece and nephew. He enjoyed caring for the family dog Minnie, who was always by his side and visiting with his cousins.
He will be deeply missed and is forever in our hearts. Relatives and friends are invited to services held on January 23rd at Wackerman Funeral Home 8060 Verree Rd. Philadelphia, PA 19111 from 11am to noon.
Floral deliveries may be made to Wackerman Funeral Home Friday by 3 PM or Saturday morning between 9:30 and 10:30 AM
Wayne L. passed away on January 17, 2021. He was the beloved husband of the late Elizabeth C. (nee Hickey); devoted stepfather of Eileen M. O'Hara (Donald) and Anne Marie Foody; loving grandfather of Kevin (Amy) and Andrew (Brianna) O'Hara; dear great grandfather of Charlotte, Penelope, Jolene and Piper. Funeral services private. Donations in Wayne's memory to the Alzheimer's Association 399 Market Street Suite 102 Philadelphia, PA 19106 would be appreciated.
Donald A. passed away on January 12, 2021. He was the loving father of Donna Chronister (George), Donald Sciorillo (Susan) and Dean Sciorillo (Kimberly); devoted grandfather of Gabrielle Hegyi (Derek), George Chronister, Danielle Hutchinson (Kenneth), Brianna Chronister, Gina, Alyssa, Alexa, Lindsey and Anthony Sciorillo; dear great grandfather of Mikayla, Connor and Chloe; beloved brother of Joseph, Richard (Carole), Robert and Edward. Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Mass Monday, January 18, 2021, 10:00 am at St. Cecilia Church 535 Rhawn Street Philadelphia, PA 19111. Interment will be in St. Dominic's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Donald's memory to The American Cancer Society 1626 Locust Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 would be appreciated.
Floral deliveries to Funeral Home Sunday by 3:00 pm
Louis Norman Starr
November 7, 1940 - January 10, 2021
Beloved husband of Charlotte Starr (Barby), devoted father of Patricia Murphy and Michele Mitchell, loving grandfather of Bill Wilcox, Ashlee Bryan and Joey Bitting, great-grandfather of Brielle Wilcox and Cheylynn Wilcox. Norman is also survived by his brother Chris Starr (Kathy Starr), his brother Stephen Starr, and his sister Barbara Sweeney (Pat Sweeney). Pre deceased by his brothers Richard and Bruce Starr. Norman was a proud graduate of Frankford High School. He spent the better part of his life in car sales until he retired. He also worked part-time at Giant Foods for the last five years. Norman loved spending time with family. During younger years, spent a little time traveling. He will be missed by all those who loved him. Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral mass Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 St. Cecilia Church 535 Rhawn Street Philadelphia, PA 19111 at 10AM. Interment will be at a later date.
May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.
Any floral deliveries may be made directly to the Church by 9:30 AM Wednesday January 20th.
James M. passed away on January 7, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Joan A. (nee Zimmerman); devoted father of Joseph (Dawn), Joann Lanza (Vince), Jennifer McFadden (Thomas) and Jeffrey (Rachel); dear brother of Ronald (Barbara); loving pop of Gabriella (Christian), Brianna, Thomas, Justin, Timothy, James, Jack and Emerson; great grandpop of Samuel. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing Thursday, January 14, 2021, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Wackerman Funeral Home 8060 Verree Rd. Philadelphia, PA 19111. Interment Lawnview Cemetery.
Floral deliveries to Funeral Home Wednesday by 5:00 pm
Roseann (nee Maisey) passed away on January 7, 2021 at the age of 77 in Philadelphia from Alzheimer's. Wife of Warren for 53 years. Mother of Christopher Lantz (Karen) and Jennifer Gill (deceased) (Jim). Sister to Barbara Calderone (Pete Lavanga) and Thomas Maisey (Joyce Shaw). Nanny to Madison Lantz and Ashley Gill. Numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Early in marriage Roseann ran a daycare center sponsored by Sesame Street. Later in life she worked for American Staffing as a manager in a branch office on Frankford Ave. in Mayfair. Roseann was a terrific homemaker who loved hosting parties for family and friends. Roseann and Warren loved to travel, her favorite places being Cape Cod, Lancaster Co., and London, England. Also the Caribbean where they went on more than twenty cruises, making friends for life from New York State, West Virginia, Texas, New Jersey, Japan etc. Roseann and Warren loved to dine out, visiting many area restaurants, including Kelly's Restaurant in Philadelphia, their favorite. Roseann and Warren were parishioners of Saints United Lutheran Church in Philadelphia. The Lord be with you. We all will miss you. No arrangements at this time.
Francesca age 98 passed away peacefully at home on December 29th, 2020. She leaves to mourn her bereft husband of 74 years, Giuseppe, her five children: Nicola (Gloria), Pascual Luis (Franny), Maria Rita (Michael Mentzel), Joseph (Aimee Berger), Frank (Lisa). Francesca leaves a legacy of love for her 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews in the US, Argentina, and Italy. Our mother was a pure soul known in her circles for love and kindness towards all. She was devoted to St. Rita of Cascia in Umbria, Italy, making pilgrimages to the shrine in Italy on two occasions in thankfulness for prayers answered. We ask that gifts be made in her 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.
James W. Sr. passed away on December 29, 2020. He was the beloved husband of the late Elizabeth Ann (nee Ashton); devoted father of Joann Larrimore (the late Richard) and James W. Bischoff, Jr. (June); loving grandfather of Elizabeth Smith, Richard, Ryan and Joshua Larrimore, Lauren Cunningham, Andrea, and James W. Bischoff, III; dear great grandfather of Madison, Joshua, James, Declan, Ireland, Cate, Casey, Hannah, Grace and John. Relatives and friends are invited to his graveside service, Thursday, January 7, 2021, 1:30 pm at Washington Crossing National Cemetery 830 Highland Road Newtown, PA 18940.
Funeral procession will pull away from cemetery office promptly at 1:30 pm and process to committal shelter for military honors and funeral service. Due to Covid 19 pandemic, please wear masks and maintain social distancing.