Louise (nee Schuitemaker) passed away on September 12, 2023. She was a life long resident of Fox Chase. Louise was the beloved wife of the late Harry James Hagerty; devoted mother of Dee Fox (Bill), Jimmy Hagerty (Eileen), Barbara Dougherty (the late Larry), Peggy Toroni (Steve), Gerry Clark (Jim), Terry Stevens (Will) and the late Kathy Watts; also survived by 17 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson. Louise's family owned Schuitemaker Florist, which later became Schmidt's Florist, in Fox Chase. Louise enjoyed spending time with her family, she especially loved attending her grandchildren's sporting events. She was their number one fan. Louise also loved travel and the Jersey Shore. Relatives and friends may pay their respects to her family on Saturday, September 16, 2023, 10:00 am at Wackerman Funeral Home, 8060 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19111, followed by prayer service, 11:00 am. Interment will be private at a later date in Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Louise's memory to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, https://give.themmrf.org/team/522743 would be appreciated.
Floral deliveries to Funeral Home, Friday by 3:30 pm.
Jeffrey Saputelli, age 59, died suddenly on September 6, 2023. Born in Rhawnhurst, Philadelphia to Rita (nee Dempsey) and the late Robert Saputelli. He leaves behind a cherished sister Susan Saputelli and brother to the late Andrew Saputelli. Beloved husband of Ann (nee Meehan) and devoted father to Dominic Saputelli.
Jeff graduated from Father Judge High School and earned a Bachelor of Science from Temple University. He worked for Fox Chase Cancer Center, had a partnership in real estate, and then became a paralegal. Jeff always put his family first.
He was admired for his hilarious and entertaining stories.
Jeff's stories will be missed at family gatherings by: Kim and Ron Briggs, and Lisa and Joe Dugo. John and Mary Lou Meehan, Mary and Joe Vaccaro, Theresa Meehan, Kathleen and Dave Nazelrod, Patrick and Dena Meehan, Susan and Jose Salcedo, as well as all of his cousins, nieces and nephews. Jeff was an invaluable friend, teammate, and neighbor, and at any moment willing to extend a helping hand.
As an ice hockey goalie, Jeff was an avid player, coach, and #1 fan of Dominic. He had a passion for the medical field, and was a loyal blood and plasma donor, with over six gallons donated! Jeff’s final gift helped over 100 families with organ donation. He will be missed by all who knew him, met him, and loved him. Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects to the family, Tuesday, September 12th 6-8PM at Wackerman Funeral Home 8060 Verree Rd. Philadelphia, PA 19111. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating a pint of blood in Jeff’s honor to redcrossblood.org or register with the Gift of Life Donor Program at www.donors1.org
Floral deliveries may be made directly to the funeral home by 3 PM Tuesday.
Carolyn M. (nee Bridge), passed away on September 6, 2023 at the age of 91. She was the beloved wife of the late Eugene; devoted mother of Marlene Harden (Philip) and Diane Peahota (Marty); loving Gram of Rocco, Brian (Kim), Ian (Trish) and the late Kyle; dear great Gram of Melissa, Kaitlyn and Wesley; sister of Thomas Bridge. Relatives and friends may pay their respects to Carolyn's family on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 9:30am at St. Cecilia Church, 535 Rhawn Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111, followed by Funeral Mass at 10:30 am. Interment will be in Forest Hills Cemetery.
Floral deliveries to Church, Tuesday by 9:00am.
Sarah H. "Sally" passed away on September 10, 2023. She was the beloved wife of Leo B.; devoted mother of Deborah Sullivan (Bob), Linda McIntyre (Rob), Larry (Trish), Mary Della Vecchia (Michael) and Christopher (Shannon); loving grandmother of Kellie, Caitlyn, Brittany, Robert, Kerri, Ryan, Victoria, Brianna, Shelby, Daniel, Shane and Samantha; dear great grandmother of Carter, Scarlett, Blake, Declan, Cameron, Maeve and Olivia; sister of the late Joseph Tenaglia and Angeline Milcarsky. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing, Tuesday, September 19, 2023, 9:30 am at St. Albert the Great Church, 212 Welsh Rd., Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006, followed by Funeral Mass, 10:30 am. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Sally's memory to St. Albert the Great Church, for the benefit of their music program, would be appreciated.
Floral deliveries to Church Tuesday, September 19th by 9:00 am.
Helen M. (nee Boyle) passed away on September 8, 2023. She was the beloved wife of Lawrence; devoted mother of Debra Johnson (Thomas); loving mom-mom of Nicole and Christina Johnson; dear sister of Mary Reinhardt (the late Charles) and Anna Cresitelli (the late Peter), sister-in-law of Charles Ubil (Teresa). Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing, Thursday, September 21, 2023, 9:15 am at St. Christopher Church, 13301 Proctor Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19116, followed by Funeral Mass, 10:00 am. Interment Washington Crossing National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Helen's memory to Holy Redeemer Hospice, 12265 Townsend Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19154, would be appreciated.
Floral deliveries to Church Thursday, September 21st by 9:00 am.
Thomas McGarrity Jr. of Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully on August 23, 2023, surrounded by family. Tom was born on July 19, 1948 in Philadelphia to Thomas J. and Catherine (née Lamb). He graduated from Cardinal Dougherty High School in 1966.
Tom served in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman Third Class in Vietnam, earning the Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and two Purple Heart Medals. Tom also earned a Letter of Commendation for his knowledge, courage, and skill displayed in combat. Following his service, he pursued a career with the Philadelphia Electric Company.
Tom was the beloved father of his three children, Thomas McGarrity and his wife Rae of Westlake, Texas, Matthew McGarrity and his wife Jennifer of Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, and Allison Cointot and her husband Keith of Ridley Park, Pennsylvania; loving Pop Pop of his six grandchildren, Preslie, Tommy IV, Matty, Kate, Jackson, and Chase; dear brother of Joseph McGarrity (Joanne), William McGarrity (Patrice), Robert McGarrity (Lisa), Elizabeth Felker (Alan) and the late Kathleen Knoll; also survived by many loving nieces and nephews, and his devoted fiancé, Florence Augustyn.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects to Tom’s family on Thursday, August 31, 2023, 9:30 am at St. Cecilia Church, 535 Rhawn Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 am. Internment will be in Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to Fox Chase Cancer Center, 333 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111 or to the Wounded Warrior Project would be appreciated.
Floral deliveries to Church, Thursday by 9:00 am.
James (JR), age 58, passed away on August 18, 2023. He is survived by his wife Connie, his daughters Casey and Jamie, his brother Harry (Connie), and his parents Harry and Virginia. Jim is predeceased by his mother Carol (Casey) and his brother Gary. He is proud uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Jim lived his life in Philadelphia and started his career at Acme Markets. He then went back to school and graduated from Temple University with a degree in Chemistry. Jim worked as a chemist at Merck and then worked at Lannett in regulatory affairs helping bring generic medications to the market.
Jim was a proud member of AOH 39. He loved his family, friends, music, concerts, the Phillies, a cold beer and a day at the beach. Nothing made him happier than watching his girls grow. He loved cheering them on at the sidelines, carrying their dance bags, and simply being there for them. He will be missed by so many.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects to his family on Thursday, August, 24, 2023, 9:30am at St. Cecilia Church, 535 Rhawn Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111, followed by Funeral Mass, 10:30am. In lieu of flowers, do something fun with your loved ones and raise a glass to Jim.
Lesa C. (nee Chattin) passed away on August 18, 2023. She was the beloved wife of William D. James, Jr.; sister of Nicholene Krause, Donald Krause and Robert Chattin; also survived by nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing, Wednesday, August 30, 2023 from 7:00-8:00pm at Wackerman Funeral Home, 8060 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19111, followed by service at 8:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Lesa's memory to First Presbyterian Church of Olney, 5435 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19120, would be appreciated.
Galdo, Kathleen T. (nee) Tomichek died on August 7, 2023. She was 80 years old. Beloved wife of John J. Galdo for 57 years. Devoted mother of Kathleen D.,
Anne Marie Krier (Matthew), Mary, John J. Jr. and Frank Galdo (Nicole). Grandmother of Seamus, Quinn, Kelsey Anne, Neve Krier
and Reagan Galdo. Sister of Frank Tomichek and Anne Mc Carthy.
Kathleen was a 1960 graduate of Little Flower High School. She had an undying love for her grandchildren, Diet Pepsi, and her garden, especially growing her delicious tomatoes and pumpkins. She was never seen shopping without her coupons. If you got it for free, she always got it cheaper. We will try our best to live without her and keep her garden growing. She will be missed by many. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing Monday, August 14, 2023, 9:30- 11 A.M. at Presentation B.V.M. Church, 100 Old Soldiers Road and Woodland Avenue, Cheltenham, PA 19012 followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 A.M.. Rite of Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Memorials in Kathleen's name may be made to the American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 2216-7023
Maureen (Renie), on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, died peacefully at home with family. Renie was born on August 21, 1948.
Beloved daughter of the late Francis and Mary (Mae) LeDent; cherished sister of Frank, Bill, Michael (Dee), and the late Thomas (Diana); loving aunt to Bill (Allie), Jamie (Izola) and Lisa LeDent. She will also be missed by many friends and cousins.
Renie attended Fitzgerald Mercy Nursing School and graduated from Philadelphia University night school with a BSN. She devoted a career span of 47 years as an Albert Einstein Medical Center Nurse in Philadelphia’s Northern Division.
Funeral services will be at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 535 Rhawn Street in Philadelphia, PA 19111 on Saturday, August 19, viewing at 9:30 a.m., Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation in her honor may be directed to Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Arrangements by Wackerman’s Funeral Home.
Floral deliveries to Church, Saturday by 9:00am.
Barnett, Eileen (nee) Yerkes died on August 4, 2023. She was 65 years old. Beloved wife of William Barnett
Devoted mother of William, Kelly, Brittaie and the late Laura. Sister of James Yerkes, Gale McGill and Valerie Yerkes
Dress causal as Eileen would have wanted.
Relatives and friends are invited to call Tuesday, August 15,2023 from 10-11 A.M. at Wackerman Funeral Home, 8060 Verree Road,
Philadelphia, PA 19111, followed by Services at 11 A.M.. Interment private.
Serfilippo, Olga (nee) Ferrara died on Sunday, August 6, 2023. She was 82 years old. Beloved wife of the late Vincent J. Serfilippo; devoted mother of Clorinda Braccia (Aldo); grandmother of Celia and Mia Braccia; sister of Lucia Ferreara.
Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing Wednesday evening 7-9 P.M. and Thursday 9-10 A.M. Wackerman Funeral Home 8060 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19111, followed by a Funeral Mass Thursday, at 10:30 A.M. at St. Cecilia's Church.
Entombment Forest Hills Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Olga's name to the American Cancer Society or Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia.
Floral deliveries Wednesday by 3 P.M.
Zalewski, Marie V. (nee Horne) died on August 5, 2023. She was 87 years old. Beloved wife of the late Francis Zalewski.
Devoted Mother of Anne Sorling and Michael Zalewski (Jennifer) Beloved grandmother of Victoria Sorling, Alison, Brooke and Cole Zalewski. Great-Grandmother of Nathaniel. Devoted sister of John Horne (the late Marcia), Joseph Horne (Lynn) and the late James Horne (the late Helen). Loving aunt of Jimmy, Timmy (Kelley), Danny ( Alisa), Brian (Cindy), Kristina (Kevin), and Kellie Jo (Augustine); also survived by great nieces and nephews.
Marie worked as legal secretary for many years in Philadelphia and was a proud graduate of Little Flower. She spent a lot of her free time with her sorority sisters. She was a volunteer at the Fox Chase Cancer Center for many years. Marie loved to spend time with her family and friends more than anything. She loved a party!
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, August 12, 2023 from 9:30-10:30 A.M. at St. Cecilia' Church, 535 Rhawn Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111 followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 A.M. Rite of Committal Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Memorials in Marie's name may be made to Shriner's Hospital for Children, 3551
N, Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140
James J. on July 25, 2023. Beloved husband of Marianne (nee Orlando). Devoted son of the late James and Claire Kelly. Also survived by his mother-in-law Edna Orlando, sister-in-law Jacqueline Reilly, niece Jessica and nephew Michael. James was a dedicated employee of PGW for over 30 years. Jimmy Kelly (Kel) grew up in Lawncrest. Kel was a member of St. Williams Church when he lived in Lawndale and St. Cecilia’s when he moved to Fox Chase, where he was an Usher. Growing up Jimmy loved to play sports; especially baseball, football and basketball, he then grew to be a devoted Phillies and Eagles fan. He enjoyed running every day. He would run the streets of Lawndale and the streets of Fox Chase. He also ran several marathons. He was a member of Powerhouse Gum in Lawndale and Crunch Gum in Fox Chase. He lived in Lawndale for many years before moving to Fox Chase. Kel was retired from PGW after working there for over 30 years. In Lawndale and Fox Chase, he had tons of friends. He also had his dog Dottie, whom he loved very much and walked every day. Kel was a member of the AOH Division 25. He proudly marched in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade every year beside his brothers in the AOH. He was also a member of the Sons of the American Legion. Kel was a dedicated family man and a loyal friend. He will be sadly missed by many. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing Wednesday evening, August 2, 2023 6-8PM and Thursday morning, August 3rd, 9:30-10AM Wackerman Funeral Home 8060 Verree Rd. Philadelphia, PA 19111 followed by funeral mass, Thursday, 10:30AM St. Cecilia Church 535 Rhawn St. Philadelphia, PA 19111. Int. private.
Floral deliveries may be made directly to the funeral home Wednsday Aug, 2nd by 4 PM
Dr. Jeanne M Pelensky, a physiatrist, passed away on July 25th, 2023. As a loving wife, mother, and doctor, she was always compassionate and understanding, willing to put the needs of others before her own.
She was the beloved wife of Chester O’Shell, loving mother of daughters Virginia Catrambone (Domenick) and Jeanne O’Shell, cherished sister of Stephen Pelensky (Maryann), and dear aunt of Katherine and Michael.
Jeanne attended St. Basil’s Academy, received a BS in Biological Sciences from Drexel University, and graduated with her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.
Her specialties included Internal Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She practiced at Jefferson Moss-Magee Rehab and Holy Redeemer Hospital. Jeanne was both an excellent practitioner and educator of rehabilitation medicine. In addition to caring for countless patients, she taught many medical professionals during her years at Moss Rehab.
Even given her passion to practice medicine for the good of the patient, she expressed an equally strong passion for children and for raising a family. She enjoyed art and musicals, and loved singing. She played the piano, directed and acted in high school plays and designed a one-woman submarine during her college years. Jeanne had a great sense of humor, and often laughed out loud at the silliest things.
Her contributions were immeasurable and will be sorely missed but never forgotten. Thank you Jeanne for the many lives you touched over all these years.
Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing Wednesday Aug. 2nd 9:30 AM St. Albert the Great Church 212 Welsh Rd. Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 followed by funeral mass 11 AM. Interment will be immediately following at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Floral deliveries may be made directly to the church by 8:30 AM Wednesday morning.
Matthew R. passed away on July 29, 2023. He was the beloved husband of Kathy (nee Oleszczyk) for 36 years; devoted father of Allison (Vlad Fedorov) and Matthew; loving Pop-Pop of Alex, Christopher and Sydney Victoria Fedorov; dear brother of Ed (Maria), Michael, Frank (Colleen) Zukowski and Jerry Oleszczyk; son of the late Ed and Victoria "Bunny"; son-in-law of Kitty Oleszczyk; brother-in-law of Linda Mansi. Matthew attended Visitation BVM, North Catholic ('78), U of PA Computer Science and he was a longtime employee of IMS America. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing, Sunday, August 6, 2023, from 6-8pm at Wackerman Funeral Home, 8060 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19111 and Monday, August 7, 2023, 9:30am at St. Cecilia Church, 535 Rhawn Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111, followed by Funeral Mass at 10:30am.
Floral deliveries to funeral home on Sunday between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm.
Mary Ann (nee Cuddy), born on May 1, 1951 and passed away on July 23, 2023 at the age of 72. She was the beloved wife of James Gavin for 44 years; devoted mother of Jimmy Gavin, Colleen Kaufman (Drew), Daniel Gavin and Michelle Monte (Tony); loving Mom-Mom of Lillian, Leah, Victoria and Regina; dear sister of Regina Miller, John Cuddy, Elizabeth Wixted, Kathleen Michalski, Alice Steck and Patricia Taylor; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing, Thursday, July 27, 2023, 9:00am atSt. William Church, 6200 Rising Sun Ave. at Devereaux Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111, followed by Funeral Mass at 10:00am. Interment will be in Lawnview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary Ann's memory to Bayada Hospice, 11 Campus Blvd., Suite 190, Newtown Square, PA 19073, would be appreciated.
Floral deliveries to St. William Church, Thursday by 8:30am.
Harry M. passed away at the age of 85 on July 20, 2023. He was the beloved husband of Helen (nee Nace) for 59 years; devoted father of Kathy Wilson (Steve), Ken Creedon (Mary) and Harry Kevin Creedon; loving grandfather of Kaitlin Jann (Anthony), Dan Creedon, Brendan Wilson, Ezra Creedon and Elizabeth Creedon; great grandfather of Fallon Price and Piper Jann; dear brother-in-law of Elaine Doyle (Joe) and Dorothy Dowling; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Harry was preceded in death by his six brothers and sisters. A few of Harry's hobby's were taking photos and gardening. Relatives and friends may pay their respects to his family on Friday, July 28, 2023, from 10:00 - 11:30 am at Wackerman Funeral Home, 8060 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19111, followed by prayer service at 11:30 am.
Floral deliveries to funeral home, Thursday by 4:00 pm or Friday by 9:00 am.
Steven A. passed away on July 21, 2023. He was the beloved son of Dolores McNally; devoted brother of William Covolesky (Suzanne), Jeanne Miller (Darryl) and the late Charles A. Covolesky; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may pay their respects to Steven's family on Saturday, July 29, 2023, 1:00 pm at Wackerman Funeral Home, 8060 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19111, followed by service at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to ACCT Philly, would be appreciated.
Floral deliveries to funeral home Friday by 3:30 pm or Saturday BETWEEN 11:30 am-12:15 pm.
Fred passed away on July 16, 2023. He was the beloved husband of Elida (nee Marchesani) for 53 years; devoted father of Robert Laurenzi (Sandra), Maria Laurenzi (Henry Raggio), Lauren Olson (John); loving grandfather of Lucas, Marcella, Gianna, James, Claudia, Matthew, William, Jared, Lucas, Alex, and Elida; dear brother of Filiberto and Laura. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing, Friday, July 21, 2023, 10:00 am at The Olde Church of St. Andrews, 135 S. Sycamore St., Newtown, Pennsylvania, 18940 followed by Funeral Mass, 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations in Fred's memory to The Fund for the Abramson Cancer Center, 3535 Market Street, Suite 750, Philadelphia PA 19104 (https://www.pennmedicine.org/giving/where-to-give), would be appreciated.
Floral deliveries may be made directly to the church Friday JULY 21st by 9 AM
Jeffrey Daniel Lamaina passed away on July 13 at the age of 43. Though he had been fighting cancer for more than a year and a half, our family was not expecting his life to be cut short so soon.
Those who knew him are devastated. Jeff was a quiet man who loved his family. He was a huge sports fan who enjoyed collecting authentic baseball hats and hiking through nature looking for snakes. You were lucky if he bestowed that sly but genuine smile on you.
He will be forever missed by his wife Tina and his three sons, Jeffrey, Matthew and Daniel; his parents Gail and Phil Freedman; Tina’s parents Joann Jareniwskyj and Bill Brennan; brothers Peter and his wife Pam, Chris and his wife Nicole, Josh, Ben and Sam; grandmothers Joan Drelling and Reisha Freedman and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces and other family members. He was preceded in death by his father, James.
Please join family and friends for visitation at 10 a.m. Friday, July 21 at Wackerman Funeral Home (8060 Verree Road, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111), followed by a service at 11. There will then be a procession to Our Lady of Grace Cemetery (1215 Super Highway, Langhorne, Pennsylvania 19047).
The family would greatly appreciate it if donations can be made to a GoFundMe account for Jeffery's Family to help offset funeral costs and to provide for Jeff’s children.
Paul John, Sr.
December 4, 1941 – July 12, 2023
Paul J. Neale, Sr., son of Irma Rubsamen Bantham (James Bantham) and Claude J. Neale (Helen Volk Neale), passed away peacefully surrounded by his children on July 12, 2023.
Paul is preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Nancy M. Neale (nee Campbell).
Paul is survived by his children and their spouses: Karen Neale, Paul Neale Jr. (Kimberly Neale), Cory Neale (Kym Silvasy-Neale), and Jeffrey Campbell. Paul is also survived by his grandchildren, Samantha Stenson, Jordan Neale, and Paul Neale III.
Paul is also survived by his brother, Claude Neale (Roe Neale), and sister, Judith Neale-Goode (Donald Goode), many nieces, nephews and friends.
Paul was a dedicated Lieutenant in the Philadelphia Fire Department for over 30 years, a skilled handyman, a caricature artist, avid crossword puzzler, sudoku master, Classic Oldies trivia wizard, and, most of all, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, son, nephew, friend, and human being.
There aren’t enough words to express how special and genuinely kind Paul was to everyone, especially to his wife, children and grandchildren. The patience of a Saint, the eyes of devotion, the hands of purpose, and the heart of pure gold. He surely has the golden ticket to St. Peter’s gates.
Lives are altered, hearts are full, tears are shed, memories clear…forever. We love you.
The family will be holding a celebration of Paul's life on September 9th at a location to be announced. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his name to the Alzheimer's Association (www.ALZ.org).
Robert V. "Buddy" passed away on July 9, 2023. He was the beloved son of June and the late John "Jack" Boran; devoted brother of Jack Boran (the late Kathy), Linda Poper (Al), Lois Finn (Steve). Lori Murphy and the late Jimmy and Chris Boran; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may pay their respects to Buddy's family on Saturday, July 29, 2023, 9:30am at Wackerman Funeral Home, 8060 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19111, followed by prayer service, 10:30am. In lieu of flowers, donations in Buddy's memory to The American Cancer Society, ABTA.org, 1818 Market Street, Suite 2820, Philadelphia, PA 19103, would be appreciated.
Floral deliveries to funeral home, Friday, July 28th by 3:30pm.
Alan Leroy Sheppard of Bensalem, formerly of Philadelphia sadly passed away at 43 on July 10th 2023. Devoted husband of Nicole Frith. Loving father to Walker (12) Lincoln (4) Juliet (2). Son of William Frith (jr) and Madeline Frith. Brother to the late Willam Frith (3rd) and Candace Matthews. Uncle, brother in law, and friend to so many. Alan worked as glazier at ByRoman. Alan was a lover of all things music and art. He loved making his own music and expressing his artistic mind. Funny and energetic he could make anyone feel welcome and understood. With a dark humor and a love of strange science he was truly one of a kind. Alan was a very WHYS one. Please join us in celebrating his life on Monday July 17th at Wackerman funeral home located at 8060 Verree rd Philadelphia Pa 19111. 930am-1130am.
Floral Deliveries by Sunday 12-3PM of Monday 8-9AM
David G. passed away on July 1, 2023. He was the beloved husband of Patricia (nee Williams) for 41 years; devoted father of Nicole Black (Christopher R.B. Lamaina), Jennifer Black (Gregory Shunk), Danielle Black (Michael C. Jones), Paige Black (Mitchell Liss) and David P. Black (Brendan Reinecker); loving Pop of James, Sophia, Phoenix, Frankee, Charlee, Rex and Sam; adored son of Geraldine P. and the late Victor T. Black; dear brother of Michael (the late Paula), Phil (Helen), Joe (Joanne), Steve (Barbara) and the late Victor (Wanda). Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing, Saturday, July 8, 2023, 9:30am at St. Cecilia Church, 535 Rhawn Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111, followed by Funeral Mass, 10:30am. Interment will be in Lawnview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in David's memory to Redeemer Health in partnership with MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, 1648 Huntingdon Pike, Meadowbrook, PA 19046, would be appreciated.
Floral deliveries to St. Cecilia Church, Saturday by 9:00am.
Loretta (nee Bigenwald) passed away on July 5, 2023 at the age of 98. She was the beloved wife of the late John Larr; devoted mother of Loretta Roberts (John), John Larr (the late Kathy), Doris Sullivan (George) and the late Donna Fiore; loving Nan of John, Brian, Dawn, Christine, Denise, Krystal, Amanda, Shannon, Danielle and David; also survived by 23 great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing, Tuesday, July 11, 2023, 9:30am at St. Albert the Great Church, 212 Welsh Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006, followed by Funeral Mass at 10:30am. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Loretta's memory to Veterans Association of America, Inc., https://www.vetsaa.org would be appreciated.
Floral deliveries to Church, Tuesday by 9:00am.
William J. passed away suddenly on June 29, 2023. He was the beloved husband of Rachel (nee Malangone); devoted father of William Carpenter, Michael Carpenter (Caitlyn) and Andrea DePasquale (John); loving Pop and Pappa Willy of Philomena, Dylan, Francesca, Connor, Cecilia and Michaela; dear brother of Eileen Golden and Vincent Carpenter. Relatives and friends may pay their respects to the family on Thursday, July 6, 2023, 9:30am at St. Cecilia Church, 535 Rhawn Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111, followed by Funeral Mass, 10:30am. Bill had over 1300 followers on his Fairmount page. He was raised in the Philadelphia Fairmount section and enjoyed keeping the old neighborhood alive with vintage photos and memories. His Facebook followers will miss him. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill's memory to Fairmount Sports Association, 841 N. Pennock Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Attn.: Rich Yoka, would be appreciated.
Floral deliveries to Church Thursday by 9:00am.
Mary Barbara passed away on June 27, 2023. She is survived by siblings, nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may pay their respects to the family on Friday, July 7, 2023, 9:30am at St. John Bosco Church, 215 E. County Line Road, Hatboro, PA 19040, followed by Funeral Mass, 10:30am. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Floral deliveries to Church on Friday by 9:00am.
Angelo R. passed away quietly and peacefully on May 28, 2023. He was an extraordinary man who lived a full and happy life. He was a World War II veteran who was stationed in Northern Africa and Italy where he flew 27 missions during his enlistment. He graduated LaSalle University and then attended Temple University to obtain a teaching certificate. He taught advanced science and math. He attended the University of Pennsylvania and received his master's degree and principal's certificate. Angelo was principal of the Meredith School in Philadelphia for 17 years and was awarded a $100,000.00 dollar grant from the Pew Foundation to start an arts program which became a magnet school, drawing students from throughout the city. Meredith became a topped rank school under his leadership. He loved playing tennis, bridge, and pinochle. He and his wife, Adele Milarsky, travelled extensively throughout the world and the USA. He was an avid reader of nonfiction studying cultures around the world, especially religion, wars, biographies, and the Middle East. He had tremendous knowledge of math, science, history, and geography. He was close to his wife's family, 8 of whom predeceased him and is survived by 5 additional siblings, dozens of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He will be missed and always loved. Donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project or No Kid Hungry.
Nicholas J. passed away on June 1, 2023. He was the beloved brother of Bernadette Clements (Thomas); loving uncle of Brian (Jessica), and Mara Roland (Keith); dear great uncle of Patrick and William Clements, Mason and Gabriel Roland; also survived by many cousins and friends. Nick was a 1972 graduate of Cardinal Dougherty High School, and earned both his Bachelor and Master degrees in Fine and Applied Arts from Temple University. He was a former Professor at Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts, teaching film and photography for more than 20 years. Nick was an avid bicyclist participating in numerous bicycling events both in Boston and Philadelphia, and he once spent several weeks in Ireland, cycling around the entire country. Nick always wanted to move back “home” to Philadelphia, and spent the last several years living in Manayunk. He especially enjoyed being involved with the Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery as well as biking along the Schuylkill River in his motorized 3-wheel recumbent bike.
Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing Friday, June 9, 2023, 10 AM, St. Cecilia Church, 535 Rhawn St., Philadelphia, PA 19111, followed by Funeral Mass 11 AM. Interment Laurel Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Friends of Laurel Hill, 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132, or via the website: www.laurelhillphl.com/support.
Floral deliveries may be made directly to the Church Friday by 9 AM
Olga M. passed away on May 30, 2023. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward Conly. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing Wednesday June 7, 2023 9:30 AM Wackerman Funeral Home 8060 Verree Rd. Philadelphia, PA 19111 followed by prayer service 10:30 AM Interment will be at Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge, PA.
Floral deliveries may be made to the funeral home Tuesday the 6th by 3:30 PM
Joanne (nee Welsh) passed away on May 29, 2023. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert F. Eisenmann; devoted mother of Albert Eisenmann (Pamela), Diane Spadea (Samuel), Karen McLaughlin (Todd) and Robert Eisenmann (Joanna); dear sister of Regina Hayden and the late Harry Welsh; loving grandmother of Suzanne, Albert Jr., Drew, Jason, Nicole, Anthony, Matthew, Christine, Robert Jr., Julia, Thomas, Caitlin and Jimmy; also survived by 15 great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing, Friday, June 2, 2023, 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 in Joanne's memory to The Philadelphia Protestant Home, Benevolent Fund, 6401 Martins Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19111, would be appreciated.
Floral deliveries to Funeral Home, Thursday by 4:00 pm.