Joan E. passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 2, 2023, age 83. She was retired from The School District of Philadelphia and a member of the PA Order of The Eastern Star. Preceded in death by her parents Margaret and Frank Brown, brother Frank C. Brown, husband James Griffies, Sr., and son Mark (Susan). Survived by her children Sheryl Kaschak (Nicholas), Brian Scott (Olenka), Cindy Anastasia (Michael), James Jr. (Laura), and Laura Leeds (Kenneth). Sisters Margaret Stanton and Barbara Fernandez. 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared Friday, December 8th, 2023, 8:30am, followed by prayer service, 10:00am at Wackerman Funeral Home 8060 Verree Rd. Philadelphia, PA 19111. Interment Forest Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to Shriners Hospital for Children 3551 N. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19140, attention: Development Department, would be appreciated.
Floral deliveries to funeral home, Thursday by 3:30 pm.
Edward J., 78, of Philadelphia, passed away on November 17, 2023 after a long illness. Ed is survived by his wife of 41 years, Karen (O’Neill), and his daughters Meghan Daly and Caitlin Daly. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Alice Daly, and his brother, Michael Daly. Ed was a graduate of Staunton Military Academy, Ursinus College, and Widener University Delaware Law School. He served in the US Army from 1967 to 1973, during which he served two tours in Vietnam and was awarded a Silver Star, three Bronze Stars, and three Purple Hearts. After retiring from the Army as a captain, Ed attended law school and launched a successful second career as a criminal defense attorney. Ed enjoyed golf, reading, and spending time with his beloved dog, Molly. He was a force of nature – big, strong, gregarious, and fiercely intelligent with a sharp wit. He will be deeply missed. Interment, Friday, December 1, 2023, 11:30 am at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Road, Newtown, PA 18940.
February 14, 1939 - November 17, 2023
It is with profound heartbreak that we announce the passing of our beautiful mother and wife, Susanna Guglielmi (née Spielberg).
Sue is survived by her devoted husband of 61 years, Phil, daughters Ellen (Paul) and Felicia and sister Judith. She is also survived by brother-in law and sister-in-law Joe & Diane Guglielmi.
Sue was a proud Girls High gal, and Temple University grad. Sue was an elementary school teacher prior to meeting her husband.
Sue was a lover of the arts, fine dining, a good book, travel, and her role as family grammarian. She was known for her kindness, quick wit and impeccable taste. She was passionate about her family, friends and the importance of education and social justice.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Sue’s name to the Dementia Society of America or the Innocence Project.
William Francis Gross passed away peacefully on November 15, 2023, at 89 years of age, just shy of his 90th birthday. He was the loving and devoted husband of Marion Gross (nee Manion) with whom he shared 67 years of friendship, love, and laughter.
Bill, as he was known to his family and friends, was born on November 30, 1933 in Glenside to the late Francis J. Gross and Anna Gross (nee Henderson). Bill attended St. Henry’s for grade school and graduated from Northeast Catholic High School in 1951. Post graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army and served during the Korean War.
Bill met the love of his life, Marion, at a dance at St. Joe’s at 19th and Allegheny in 1951. After his military service ended, they were married on February 11, 1956 at the Church of the Gesu. He worked for 23 years at Philco Ford and 23 years as a Packaging Specialist and Project Manager at the Naval Support Activity Philadelphia while pursuing a bachelor’s degree from LaSalle University.
Bill loved reading, traveling, spending summers riding bikes to garage sales across Long Beach Island, taking trips to Islamorada, playing cards with friends at the Villages of Pine Valley, and watching the Eagles and the Phillies. He was a friend to all and dedicated to his family. He was extremely proud of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, whom he loved dearly.
Devoted father to Michael (Valerie) of Warrington, Pa, William of Mont Clare, Pa, Stephen (Ana) (and his first wife Kristine d. 2014) of Cherry Hill, NJ, Daniel (Robin) of Philadelphia, and Kathleen Angelucci (Daniel) of Philadelphia. Loving Pop Pop to Christopher (Maggie), Matthew (Jill), Danielle (Brendan), Shannon (Nick), BrieAnn (Rob), Brett, David, Jessica, and Kaitlyn, and Great Pop Pop to Lily, Sofie, Shea, and Althea. He was preceded in death by his dear siblings Reverand Francis Gross OSFS and Joseph Gross (Nancy).
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass of Christian burial on Wednesday, November 22 at 10:30 am, with a visitation beginning at 9:30 am at St. Cecilia Church, 535 Rhawn St., Philadelphia, PA 19111. Interment will occur on Wednesday, November 29 at 10:30 am at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Rd, Newtown, PA 18940.
Floral deliveries may be made directly to the church by 9 AM Wednesday, November 22, 2023.
Anna L. (nee Passmore) passed away on November 8, 2023. She was the beloved wife of the late Stanley J. Zakrzewski; devoted mother of James (DiAnne), Frank (Diana), Laura Ward (Pat), Sue Mastrobuono (Pete) and Linda Deloison (Marc); mother-in-law of the late Lynda; also survived by 17 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren; predeceased by her grandson, Jimmy. Relatives and friends are invited to Anna's viewing on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 9:30 am at St. Cecilia Church, 535 Rhawn Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111, followed by Funeral Mass, 10:30 am. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116, www.diabetes.org, would be appreciated.
Peter J. passed away on November 4, 2023. He was a United States Army, Vietnam Veteran. Peter was the beloved son of the late Peter and Margaret Campbell; devoted brother of the late Teresa (Francis) Kelly; loving uncle of Kevin (Jackie) Kelly, Joseph (Lisa) Kelly, Maureen (the late Richard) Bacher and the late Frank and Carolanne Kelly; dear great uncle of Katie (Dan) Widmeier, Kevin, Brendan (Jessica), Tim, Joseph, Sean, Allison and Bridget Kelly; cherished great great uncle of Danny and Maggie Widmeier. Relatives and friends may pay their respects to the family on Saturday, November 11, 2023, 9:30 am at St. Cecilia Church, 535 Rhawn Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111, followed by Funeral Mass at 10:00 am. Interment private.
David A. passed away on October 30, 2023. He was the beloved husband of Eileen (nee Fitton); devoted father of Gina DeFrancisco; loving son of the late Anthony and Doris Mae; dear brother of the late Tony, Edward, Cheryl Gould, Norman, Kevin, Kenny and Mary Frances; survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. His helping hand and smile will be missed by all. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing, Saturday, November 4, 2023, 10:00 am, Wackerman Funeral Home, 8060 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19111, followed by service, 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donation options in David's memory include: PhillyPAWS.org, ACCT, Second Chances Rescue, Inc., and Caring for Friends.
Floral deliveries to Funeral Home, Friday by 3:30 pm.
Matthew P. (Matt) Passed away on October 25, 2023, 92 years of age, just shy of his 93rd birthday in November. Beloved husband of the late Bernice Schimmel (Fishkron) of 63 years. Devoted father of Susan Morton (Vincent), Karen Smith (Robert) and the late Barbara Martin. Loving Pop-Pop of 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Son of the late Matthew J. Schimmel and Rose Schimmel (nee Muth) and the oldest brother of the late Frank and Joseph Schimmel. Matt was a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force during the Korean War with an Honorable Discharge in November 1952. Matt joined the Philadelphia Police Dept on October 4, 1954, serving for 28 years before retiring on March 8, 1982, and then worked for the Philadelphia School Board Security for 10 years until he retired in August 1993. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing Sunday evening, November 5th, 6-8 PM at Wackerman Funeral Home, 8060 Verree Rd. Philadelphia, PA 19111, and again on Monday, November 6th, 9:30- 10 A.M. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass will follow at 10:30 A.M. Monday at St. Cecilia Church 535 Rhawn St. Philadelphia, PA 19111. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Floral deliveries may be made to the funeral home Sunday between 12 noon and 4 PM.
Gerald J. "Jerry" passed away on October 21, 2023. He was the beloved husband of Linda M. (nee Windhaus); devoted father of Gerald J. Geiger, Jr. (Dawn) and Amy Sullivan (Patrick); loving grandfather of Jared, Justin, Jake, Alice, Cole and Ella; dear brother of Eugene (Virginia), Edward (Evelyn) and the late Margaret and Francis; also survived by cherished nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing, Friday, October 27, 2023, 9:30 am at St. Cecilia Church, 535 Rhawn Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111, followed by Funeral Mass, 10:30 am. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jerry's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Medical Missions Sisters, 8400 Pine Road., Philadelphia, PA 19111, would be appreciated.
Florists: deliveries to Church, Friday, by 9:00 am.
Lorraine M. Knight died on October 16, 2023.
Lorraine built her life around service to others. She began her career as an elementary-school teacher in New York. Later she joined the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Newark. Subsequently Lorraine led the JVC’s operation on the East Coast.
In Philadelphia Lorraine served in the Secretariat for Catholic Human Services for more than three decades, including a long tenure as Executive Director of Nutritional Development Services. Under her leadership, NDC expanded its outreach and increased the funding needed to serve thousands of people in need through its Community Food Program.
After retiring in 2017 Lorraine remained committed to service, serving as a director on the Catholic Social Services board as well as on the board of trustees at Charles Borromeo Seminary. In 2019 she was honored with the Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice by Pope Francis.
Lorraine leaves a large family of people who loved her, including brothers Tom, Paul and Kevin as well as her sister Jean. She will be missed every day by her nieces and nephews Anne-Marie Kuttruff, Jesse and Lucas Finalle-Newton, Maxwell and John Howard McDermott, and Joe and Ellie Michaud.
A Funeral Mass will be offered on Monday, October 23, 2023, 10:00 am, with a visitation beginning at 9:15 am at Old St. Joseph's Church, 321 Willings Alley in Philadelphia. Burial will follow at Holy Sepulchre, 3301 W Cheltenham Avenue in Philadelphia.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, 801 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.
Floral deliveries to Church, Monday by 9:00 am.
Mary Catherine "Cathy" (nee Clark) passed away on October 10, 2023. She was the beloved wife of the late Benjamin F. Davies; devoted mother of Lisa Bailey (Wayne), Lori Fadden (Dan) and John Davies (Tracy); loving "Gram" of Lauren (Chris), Ryan (Erin), Jaime, Casey and Emerson "Emmie"; dear great grandmother of Sofia and Priscilla; cherished sister of Ann Millard and the late William Clark and Alice "Dolly" Russell; also survived by loving nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may pay their respects to Cathy's family on Sunday, October 22, 2023 from 6-8 pm at Wackerman Funeral Home, 8060 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19111 and Monday, October 23, 2023, 9:30 am at St. Joseph Manor, 1616 Huntingdon Pike, Meadowbrook, PA 19046, followed by Funeral Mass, 10:30am. Interment will be in Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, Langhorne, PA. In appreciation of the wonderful care given to our mother by the staff at St. Joseph Manor, in lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to St. Joseph Manor, Memory Care Unit - Activities, ATTN.: Gina Meng, 1616 Huntingdon Pike, Meadowbrook, PA 19046.
Floral deliveries to funeral home, Saturday, 10/21/23 or Sunday, 10/22/23 by 3:00 pm.
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.