Geitner/Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

About Givnish Funeral Homes

On behalf of Life Celebration, I would like to thank you for your trust and provide some information on what you can expect from us. Our goal is simple - to get to know you and your family so we may provide the highest level of care in a way that is best for everyone involved. It is our pledge to do everything we can to provide you peace of mind as your family transitions through the time ahead. Again, thank you for your trust and confidence in us. If you have any questions about your loved one’s care, please do not hesitate to call me at 855-717-5224.

John F. Givnish

Our Obituaries

Chandapilla Philip

June 17, 1933 - July 26, 2022

PHILIP, Chandapilla July 26, 2022. Husband of Aleyamma Thomas, father of Bina Joson, Grandfather of 3. Relative and friends are invited to his Funeral Service, Saturday, July 30, 2022 at St. Thomas Orthodox Indian Church, 1009 Unruh Street, Phila., PA 19111. Mass will begin at 7:30am. Friends may call at 7am. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.
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Nikolette Cheyenne Navarro

August 15, 2021 - July 25, 2022

Nikolette Cheyenne Navarro, of Philadelphia, passed away on Monday, July 25, 2022. She is survived by her loving mother Samantha Navarro, her grandparents Felix and Nancy Navarro, along with many aunts, uncles, and extended family. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 from 1:00 - 3:00 followed by her funeral service at 3:00 p.m. at the Geitner-Givnish Life Celebration Home, 6230 N....
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Marie E. Sheerin

December 3, 1931 - July 20, 2022

Marie was born on December 3, 1931. Her parents, Francis and Elizabeth Hayes, and her younger sister, Barbara lived in the Logan section of Philadelphia and attended Holy Child Church. Marie studied the piano as a child, and she excelled at the flute while attending Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls, progressing quickly to first flautist in the Combined Archdiocesan Orchestra, and...
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Gerardo Cabatu

July 17, 2022

Gerardo C. Cabatu, of Philadelphia, PA, passed away peacefully at his residence, on July 17, 2022 at the age of 84. Son of the late Ildefonso and Consuelo Cabatu. Beloved husband of the late Florida (née Sinnung). Devoted father of Marlene (husband Samuel) Ochabillo and Marietta (husband Anthony) Obfenda. Loving grandfather of Patrick, Melanie, Madeline, Abigail, Nathaniel, Emma, Melissa,...
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Marion Mathews

June 18, 1929 - July 11, 2022

Marion B. "Mern" Mathews (nee Thorpe), 93, of Bensalem, died on Monday, July 11 at Jefferson Torresdale Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Joseph R. Mathews; loving Mother of Kathryn (William) Davis, Joseph R. III (Catherine), Gerard (Li Deng), Grandmother of 10, Great Grandmother of 12, beloved sister of James Thorpe. She was preceded in death her parents George J. Thorpe and Barbra S. (Irvine)...
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Sigmund C. "Ziggy" Skarzynski, Jr.

May 11, 1988 - July 3, 2022

Sigmund C. Skarzynski Jr, "Ziggy", passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 3,2022 at Temple University Hospital with his fiance and companion of 7 years, Niki Keenan by his side. Born May 11, 1988, in N.E. Phila. He attended Northeast High School and eventually became a member of the Boilermaker's Union and was hard working and a very skilled craftsmen of all sorts. He passed much too young...
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Elizabeth Negron

July 3, 2022

Elizabeth Negron, age 32, of Philadelphia, PA., passed away tragically in Philadelphia on July 3, 2022 She was born in Philadelphia, daughter of Felix Negron and Jackeline Roman. She worked as a waitress. Elizabeth was a friendly, free spirited person who enjoyed watching movies, joking with people, listening to music. She loved spending all her free time with her family and helping others.. ...
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Lillian Rodriguez

July 2, 2022

Lillian Rodriguez, age 89, of Odenton, MD; formerly of Philadelphia and Bethlehem, PA, passed away on July 2, 2022. She was born in Aibonito, Puerto Rico. Lillian was the devoted wife of the late Ramon Rodriguez-Figueroa and, married for 43 wonderful years. She was the beloved mother of a son, Luis (wife Tina) and a daughter, Diana Rodriguez. She will be sadly missed by her grandson Anthony...
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Kathleen "Kay" Rhoads Waters

October 10, 1934 - June 27, 2022

Waters – Kathleen "Kay" (nee Rhoads) on Monday June 27th of Avalon, N.J. and formerly of Olney. Kay was a devoted parishioner of St. Brendan the Navigator (Avalon) and St. Helena (Olney) and active alumna of Mount St. Joseph Academy and St. Helena . Predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Nevin "Nick" Waters, Jr. and her daughter Nora Waters, her parents Samuel and Regina Rhoads and seven...
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Regina McGovern

June 17, 2022

Regina McGovern, age 101, of N.E. Philadelphia, PA, passed away peacefully on June 17, 2022 at Jeanes Hospital. Regina was the devoted wife of the late Thomas. She was the beloved mother of Regina Wieland (husband Thomas), Ronald McGovern (wife Judy), and Paul McGovern. She will be sadly missed by her numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and by all who knew her. She was preceded in...
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John J. Applegate, Sr.

April 19, 1951 - June 17, 2022

John J. Applegate, Sr., of Philadelphia, passed away on Friday evening, June 17, 2022 at his residence. He was 71 years old. John was born on April 19, 1951 to the late Alfred and Clementine (née Stevenson) Applegate. He was the husband to René D. (née Clement) Applegate with whom he is survived by. John was a graduate of Cardinal Dougherty High School and served his country honorably in the...
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Ha Thanh Nguyen

June 12, 2022

Maria Thanh Hà, một viên ngọc quý mà Chúa đã ban tặng cho gia đình chúng con. Hà, một con rất hiếu thảo, một người vợ, một người mẹ, hết mực yêu thương và hy sinh cho chồng con đến giây phút cuối của cuộc đời, một người chị em luôn biết kính trên nhường dưới, một người có lòng vị tha, nhẫn nại, và bác...
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Monserrate Rodriguez

June 10, 2022

Monserrate Rodriguez, age 88, passed away at his residence in Philadelphia with his family at his side, on June 10th, 2022. He was born in Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico, and was the son of the late Salvador and Amada Rodriguez. Monserrate was the beloved husband of Maria, married for 66 wonderful years. He was the devoted father of Jorge (wife Elsie), Jose Monserrate (wife Celiness). He was the...
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Richard W. Klein

June 9, 2022

Richard W. Klein, age 60, of Cheltenham, passed away after a long fight at the Somerton Nursing Home, in Philadelphia, PA on June 9th, 2022. He was born in Abington, Pennsylvania, and was the son of the late Henry and Alice Claire Klein. Rich was the beloved husband of Christina " Tina" married for over 39 years. He was the loving father of Katherine "Katie" Klein and Jaime Weber. He will...
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George Djukanovic, Sr.

October 21, 1969 - June 2, 2022

George Djukanovic, Sr., of Philadelphia, passed away on Thursday June 2, 2022. He was 53 years old. George was born on October 21, 1969 in Loznica, Yugoslavia to the late Vojislav Djukanovic and Delia (née Zivan) Djukanovic with whom he is survived by. Along with his mother Delia, George is survived his sons: George Djukanovic, Jr., Voja M. Djukanovic, one grandchild Madison Umlauf, and two...
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Zyphir Chase Grier

March 28, 2022 - May 16, 2022

Zyphir Chase Grier, born on March 28, 2022 to Daiquanna Jones and Mark Grier at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, was transferred to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where he remained and strongly fought a good fight until God took His angel home on May 16, 2022 surrounded by his two parents, his two grandmothers, and his aunt. Even though Zyphir was here for a little while,...
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George Elwood Ellis

January 8, 1940 - May 14, 2022

George Elwood Ellis passed away on May 14, 2022, in Philadelphia, PA. He was 82 years old. George is survived by his wife, Jeong Hye; his daughter, Grace Ellis Barber, and her husband, Matthew, of Grove City, PA; his stepdaughters Jin Hee and Hyo Jin of Korea; and 2 grandsons and 4 granddaughters. He is survived also by his brother Robert Ellis, his sister Mary Jane Cramer-Lewis, and many...
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Dorothy Gauss

May 14, 2022

GAUSS Dorothy A. (nee Kugler) May 14, 2022, age 86, lifelong resident of Olney. Wife of the late Herman K. Gauss, Mother of Paul E., Robert K. (Denise), Carol A. Hodges (Sean), Thomas J. (Elizabeth), Grandmother of five and Great Grandmother of five. Also survived by her brother Dr. George C. Kugler (Sharon). Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, May 20, 10:00 A.M. until 11:15...
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Irene Ellsperman

May 13, 2022

ELLSPERMAN, Irene H. on May 13, 2022, 90 of Olney. Dearest daughter of the late Charles F. and Helen M. Ellsperman and beloved aunt of Kenneth and Sharon Ellsperman, Laurence and Rose Ellsperman and her niece Eileen Vogt. Irene was predeceased in life by her brother Joseph W. Ellsperman(Isabelle). Irene who was known as aunt Renie by her family is also survived by her great nieces Angelique...
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Toan An Pham

January 1, 1971 - May 6, 2022

Toan An Pham went home to Jesus on May 6th, 2022, after a long battle with lung cancer. Toan was 51 and was surrounded by many loving family members when he passed. Toan was born to Pastor Vui An Pham and An Thi Ngo on January 1st, 1971, in An Khe, Binh Dinh, Vietnam in a family of eight siblings. He accepted Christ as his Savior at 12 years old in 1983 and was baptized at 15 years old in 1986...
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Peter Quinn

April 23, 2022

Peter Jeremiah Quinn, age 57, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 23, 2022. Peter was a lifelong Philadelphian. He was the youngest son of the late Edward J. Quinn, Esq. and the late Mary Ann Regina Givnish Quinn. Peter grew up in East Oak Lane where he attended St. Helena's Parochial School, Cardinal Dougherty High School, and St. Joseph's Prep where he graduated class of 83'. He...
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Erick Walter Zlupko

March 30, 1947 - April 23, 2022

Erick Walter Zlupko, passed away peacefully at his home in Horsham, Pennsylvania at the age of 75 on April 23, 2022. Born March 30, 1947 in Philadelphia, PA, oldest son to Nicholas and Margot Zlupko (both deceased), Erick graduated from Central High School of Philadelphia, served as a combat engineer for the U.S. Army in Vietnam in 1966-1968, followed by an honorable discharge. He graduated...
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Gregory Damir " Boo Boo" Battle

April 18, 2022

Gregory Damir Battle (Boo Boo) was born to the late beloved Kia Genise Boyd and Gregory Battle Jr. on April 19, 2000, in Philadelphia, PA. Gregory was educated in the Philadelphia Charter School System at Mastery Charter School Pickett Campus, graduating from the Philadelphia Charter School in 2018. While attending high school, he was active in multiple sports, including but not limited to...
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Anne C. Navarro

November 22, 1947 - March 25, 2022

Anne C. Navarro, of Cheltenham, passed away on Friday, March 25, 2022 at Abington Jefferson Hospital. She was 74 years old. Anne was born in Philadelphia on November 22,1947 to the late John and Anne (née Sliwoo) Murphy. She was the wife to Joseph (Jose) Navarro with whom she is survived by. Anne was a graduate of Cardinal Dougherty High School and was a graduate of Holy Family University. She...
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Bruce Smith

March 11, 2022

Smith, Bruce George, on March 11, 2022, age 84, beloved brother of the late Georgene Monaco, Catherine McConaghy and Arlene Houwen, loving uncle of Anthia Graham (Carl), Gina Monaco, the late John Monaco, Christina O'Hare, the late Deonna Monaco, Carolyn Klema (Walt), Patricia Krasznay (Pete), and many other nieces and nephews. Bruce, a Navy vet, had a quirky sense of humor and loved his cat,...
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David Lage

March 8, 2022

David Lage, age 28, of Philadelphia, PA, passed away at his residence with his family at his side on March 8, 2022 . He was born in Paris, France, son of Jose and Alice Lage.. David was a hard-working family man, he assisted in the family business. He was an avid. David enjoyed listening to Music especially Selena Quintanilla. David also loved singing to his favorite songs, enjoyed long...
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Kevin Witherspoon

March 7, 2022

Kevin "Kev" Witherspoon, son of Robinette Hill and the late Leo Hill, Jr. departed this life on Monday, March 7, 2022, at the age of 44. Kevin was born on June 7, 1977, at Albert Einstein Hospital in Philadelphia, PA and was a graduate of The School District of Philadelphia. While attending community college, Kevin held many positions but ultimately decided to create a career as a state...
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Cassie Amora Williams

April 3, 2020 - February 23, 2022

Cassie Amora Williams Sunrise on April 3, 2020, a day that will ever be remembered, the day the Lord gave us one of his perfect angels: Cassie A. Williams. Cassie brought along a joy, a hope, a bright future filled with extreme possibilities. Cassie was a carefree spirit, vibrant with joy and love of life. Cassie enjoyed being sassy with her brother (aka Junior) Nyquan E. Glover, Jr. She was...
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April Renee Lee

June 17, 1956 - February 23, 2022

April Renee Lee, Respectfully know as Empress Aminata Dejeneba I was born June 17,1956 in Valdosta Georgia, she was the second child of 7. Beloved Father Nathan Bernard Lee and Mother Mary Magdalene. She was a lively child living in Europe for a couple of years before her military family moved to Baltimore Maryland and then finally to Philadelphia Pennsylvania. There she attended public school...
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William S. Cutler a.k.a. "Philly Billy"

February 22, 2022

William S. Cutler a.k.a "Philly Billy", age 91, of Fern Rock section of Philadelphia, passed away at his residence on February 22, 2022. He was born to Samuel and Dorothy Cutler (Nagle) and grew up in Philadelphia and attended and graduated from Frankford High School. Soon after he joined the Navy, 1948 as a Storm Chaser Photographer. He was Honorably discharged from post in 1949. He took a...
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Arnold Saludez

February 17, 2022

With great sadness, we announce the death of Arnold Saludez. Arnold Saludez, on February 17, 2022, age 47 of Philadelphia, PA. Beloved Son of Jose Saludez (deceased) and Mary Thoa Nguyen. A Loving Husband of Mona Liza Saludez. A Brother of Josephine Saludez, Marivic (Mario) Trinidad, Anthony Saludez and Ariston (Lovelene) Saludez. A Loving Father of Cheryann Venice Saludez and Stepfather to...
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Thelma Thomas

August 1, 1928 - February 1, 2022

Thelma Thomas was born on August 01, 1928, in Sumter, South Carolina. She was the second of five children born to the late Carrie and Ellison Jackson. Thelma, affectionately known as "Nanny" or "Robbie", moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the age of eleven from South Carolina. She was educated in the Philadelphia school system and later received her Associates degree in Nutrition Sciences. It...
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Ryan "Homeboy" Ware

December 18, 1981 - January 28, 2022

Ryan J Ware age 40, of Philadelphia Pennsylvania passed away tragically on January 28, 2022. Ryan is preceded in death by his mother Teresa Ware. He is survived by his loving wife Julia Forbes, their son Shane Ware, brother Roman Ware, cousin Leo, as well as many other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Ryan was kind hearted and loyal. He always saw the good in others. His close friends...
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John J. Doran

March 26, 1931 - January 28, 2022

John J. Doran, of Philadelphia, passed away on Friday, January 28, 2022 at his residence. He was 90 years old. John was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on March 26, 1931 to the late John and Ann (née Brannigan) Doran. He was the husband to the late Eileen (née Lane) Doran who passed away in 2006. John worked as a Grocery Store Manager for Penn Fruit and enjoyed painting, drawing, gardening,...
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Awilda Justiniano

January 8, 1956 - January 23, 2022

Awilda O. Justiniano, age 66, of Philadelphia, PA., passed away suddenly on January 23, 2022. She was the beloved wife of Jose A. "Tony" Justiniano, married for 43 years. She was an amazing mother to her 3 children Jacqueleen, Julian, and Gabriel Justiniano, and their partners, Calvin Warner, Lauren Plaza, and Breiana Gaines. She will be deeply missed by her 8 grandchildren – Avonlea, Baby...
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Cesar DeJesus, Sr.

January 22, 2022

Cesar DeJesus Sr., age 86, of Summerdale section of Philadelphia, passed away suddenly on January 22, 2022 at the Thomas Jefferson Hospital - Torresdale Branch in Philadelphia. He was born in Salinas, Puerto Rico, on February 25, 1935, son of Luciano and Malcilda DeJesus. Cesar was a hard-working family man. He enjoyed family gatherings, especially at the holidays, he was most happy at home. ...
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Willie Mae "Joann" Hill

December 8, 1944 - January 19, 2022

Willie Mae Hill, 77, of Wyncote, PA passed away on Wednesday, January 19, 2022. "Joann", as she was affectionately known by her family and friends, was the beloved and faithful wife of William C. Hill, Jr. She was born on December 8, 1944 to the late Walter and Bernice (Keels) McGuire in Wilmington, North Carolina. The last surviving of two children, her sister Dorothy Kelly, preceded her in...
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Vivian A. Mack

January 13, 2022

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Thanh Hong Nguyen

July 25, 1981 - January 10, 2022

Thanh Hong Nguyen, of Wexford, PA, passed away on Monday, January 10, 2022. She was 40 years old. Thanh was born on July 25, 1981 to her parents, Jimmy and Joann Nguyen, with whom she is survived by. Thanh was a graduate of Danville Senior High School in Danville, PA. She attended Temple University where she earned her Associate's Degree. She then attended cosmetology school and obtained...
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Manuel Malgapo, Jr.

March 25, 1971 - January 10, 2022

Manuel Nicholas de Guzman "Manny" Malgapo, Jr. January 10, 2022 age 50. Beloved son of Gertrudes (née de Guzman) Malgapo and the late Manuel J Malgapo. Devoted father of Jordan and Ian Malgapo. Concerned uncle of Lily. Caring brother of Joel (Danni Chen) and Jojo. Grandson of the late Conrado & Remedios (née Jacinto) Malgapo and the late Felix & Dolores (née Roxas) de Guzman.
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Roszine Stephenson

January 8, 2022

Roszine Norfleet Stephenson October 3, 1940 – January 8, 2022 For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 Roszine Norfleet was born on October 3, 1940 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to the late Benjamin Kenner and late Rose Norfleet Kenner. Roszine married Andrew Stephenson in...
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Richard J. Brzyski

January 1, 2022

Richard J. Brzyski, passed away at his residence in North Wales, PA on Sunday; January 1, 2022. He was 89 years old. Born on March 26, 1932 in Philadelphia, PA. He was the son of the late Peter and Emily (Kraher) Brzyski. Richard worked for the Budd Company of Philadelphia as a laborer making automotive parts, retiring after 29 years of service. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army;...
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Ernesto Altomari

December 23, 2021

Ernesto Altomari was welcomed home into Heaven on December 23, 2021. He was the son of the late Ernest and Elsie (nee Raddi) Altomari. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Donna (nee Lyons) and their three children, Maria (Elias), Ernest III (Angela) and Stephen (Sarah). He was lovingly known as Pop to his grandchildren Jenna, Elias, Ernesto IV, Vincent, Dominic, Stephen Jr. and Charis. ...
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Angel L. Torres III

January 22, 1999 - December 5, 2021

Angel L. Torres III, of Philadelphia, passed away on Sunday, December 5, 2021. He was 22 years old. Angel was born in Philadelphia on January 22, 1999 to Angel L. Torres, Jr. and Christy (Hernandez) Torres, both of whom he is survived by. He attended Roman Catholic High School and graduated from Northeast Catholic High School. Angel then worked as a warehouse employee for Sysco. Angel loved all...
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A. Vargas

December 4, 2021

Rafael A. Vargas., age 72, of Marlton, NJ, passed away peacefully on December 04, 2021. He was born in San Juan Puerto Rico. He was the son of the late Rafael and Sara Vargas. Rafael was a hard-working family man. He was a retired jeweler, who operated a store in Philadelphia for many years. He was enjoyed music, playing guitar and collecting antiques. Most all, he loved being with his...
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Louise Cappella

November 28, 2021

LOUISE E. CAPPELLA, of Cinnaminson NJ, formerly Philadelphia PA, passed away on November 28, 2021, at the age of 92. Louise was the loving wife of the late Alfred N. Cappella, "Fred". She was the devoted mother to Yvonne DelBuono (Alfred), Roxanne Tinari (Allen); adoring Nana to grandchildren Joseph Szalejko, Jr. (Christie Palazzolo), Mark Szalejko (Jackie Kelly), Cheryl Hydock (Mark Pierce), ...
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Lorenzo " CHITO " Ambert

November 11, 2021

Lorenzo " Chito" Ambert II, age 38, passed away Tragically in Philadelphia, PA on November 11th, 2021. Born in New Brunswick, NJ. Chito was the devoted son of the Lorenzo Sr. and Rosa Ambert of Philadelphia, PA. Chito was the beloved father of Eliezer Lorenzo Ambert, Egypt, Kcassy, and Bridgette , grandfather of Lunarae Ambert, Chito will be sadly missed by his sister; Alierosie Ambert...
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Carmel Georges

November 6, 2021

Marie Carmel Georges was born on November 3, 1952, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti to Gerald and Laurette Georges. In 1971, Marie Carmel established her home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She dedicated her life to helping others and built a legacy of service. Marie Carmel valued education and challenged herself through her advanced studies. She received her associate degree in Nursing from Community...
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Lillyanna Dorothy Whitmore

November 5, 2021

Lillyanna Dorothy Whitmore was born on April 24th 2018, to Tiffany Whitmore and Gregory Kapusta. Lilly was a "twofer". She came with a built-in buddy, her twin brother, Mason Michael Whitmore. Lilly was born with some health issues. She was strong and one would never know that she was sick when meeting, playing, or talking to her. She loved playing with her little brother, Mason, her...
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Catherine Baird

September 3, 1940 - November 2, 2021

Nov. 2, 2021, Catherine A. (nee Fisher) Baird, (81) Beloved wife of John B. Baird, mother of Catherine Ann Robinson, Mary Elisbeth Baird, John Baird, Jr. , Joseph Baird and Martin Baird. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren, Michael, Jeffrey, Stephanie and Rebecca Robinson, Matthew, Eian and Ava Baird. Relatives and friends are invited to her Funeral Mass, Saturday, December 4, 2021 11AM...
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Patricia "Patsy" Friel

October 27, 2021

Patricia "Patsy" Friel, age 79, of Gilbertsville, PA., formerly of the Olney and Oxford Circle sections of Philadelphia, PA passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on October 27, 2021 at the Parkhouse Nursing Center in Royersford, PA. Patsy was the loving mother of Michael (his wife Momoko) McBride, Robert McBride, Deborah McBride, and Andrew McBride. She will be sadly missed by her...
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Noeum Chhoeung

October 14, 2021

Noeum Chhoeung of Philadelphia, Pa., passed away on October 14, 2021. He was 85 years old. He was born in Battambang, Cambodia. He is preceded in death by his wife, Chen Chhoun. Noeum leaves behind his children Nuot Noeurm (Kuob), Noun Noeum, Chhort Chhoeung (Thorngleun Chanbunmy), Brandy Chhoeung, Nang Chhoeung (Xinet Huynh) Jacqueline Ho (Vinn Ho), Sokphea Liu (Yin-Sang Liu) and Kounthea...
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Anari Grace Tester

October 9, 2021

My daughter, Anari Tester had a congenital heart defect from birth. She had her first open heart surgery at 10 days old. Cath procedures in between and lots of specialized doctor visits with close monitoring. Her second open heart surgery was at three months old. She had lots of Cath procedures in between and doctor visits but this one had gotten her all the way until she was five years old....
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Malcolm "Jack" Freedman

October 5, 2021

Malcolm Jacob "Jack" Freedman April 23, 1995 – October 5, 2021 Jack passed away peacefully at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia due to complications from Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a condition he faced with courage and dignity from the age of 6 months. Jack was a loving son to his mother, Anne Teare Freedman, and his father, Albert Freedman, both of West Chester, Pennsylvania. He is also...
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Bruce Margolis

May 9, 1952 - September 30, 2021

MARGOLIS, BRUCE It is with great sadness that we report the passing of our beloved brother Bruce Margolis on Thursday, September 30th. Born, May 9, 1952, Bruce will be deeply missed by his twin sister Sue Margolis Detwiler of Sellersville, PA and older sister Bonnie Margolis of Stanford CT. Raised in Mt. Airy and a lifelong Philadelphian, Bruce was predeceased by his mother Sylvia, father...
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Azalea Kristine Campbell

September 27, 2021

Azalea Kristine Campbell Beautiful baby Azalea Kristine, passed away suddenly at only 8 months old. She passed on Monday September 27, 2021. During her short time here on Earth she touched many lives and was loved deeply by family and friends. Little Azalea Kristine brought so much joy and happiness, her sweet face would brighten anyone's day. Her passing saddens all lives she's touched. ...
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Anna M. Davenport

September 12, 2021

Anna M. Davenport, age 89, of Absecon, NJ; formerly of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, passed away suddenly on September 12 ,2021. She was born in Philadelphia, PA. Anna was the devoted wife of the late Harry Davenport, married over 33 years. She was the loving mother of Kathie Davenport, Michael Davenport ( wife Margaret), Susan Elsayed, Diane Strzelecki,(husband Michael), and Jim Davenport ...
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Deonna Monaco

August 25, 2021

Monaco, Deonna Marie, on August 25, 2021, loving sister of Anthia Graham (Carl), Gina Monaco, the late John Monaco (Sharon) and Christina O'Hare, devoted aunt to many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. A sharing memorial will be held on Thursday, September 2, 2021 from 12 noon to 1:00 PM at Curtis Hall, Curtis Arboretum, 1250 W. Church Rd., Wyncote, PA 19095. Donations in Deonna's...
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Gloria A. . "Bubbles" Mills

August 9, 2021

Gloria Ann Mills was born on October 21, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was the eighth of ten children born to Milton and Clara "The Boss" Jones. Gloria was affectionately known as "Bubbles." She was educated in the Philadelphia School System and started her education at the George Wolf School and then moved on to Simon Gratz High School. She was later employed by Sears, Roebuck...
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Marina Higuera

March 3, 1939 - August 1, 2021

Marina Higuera, age 82, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, passed away suddenly on August 1, 2021. She was born in Vereda de Cajeta in Popayan, Colombia. Marina was the daughter of Modesto and Maria Hule. Marina was the devoted wife of the late Luis Hernan Higuera, married over 60 wonderful years. She was the Loving Mother of "3 "Children Edinson, Alexandra & Ferney, "7" Grandchildren...
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Elisabeth O'Sullivan

December 31, 1924 - August 1, 2021

Elisabeth O'Sullivan, 96, of Philadelphia died peacefully on August 1, 2021 at her home. She was born December 31, 1924 to the late Peter and the late Maria Kiehl in Mulheim am Main, Germany. Elisabeth is the beloved wife of the late Thomas O'Sullivan, mother of Maria Fusaro and Eileen O'Sullivan; she is also survived by her beloved feline companions: Cleo, Mokey, Angel, and Snowflake. ...
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Angel Luis Ortiz

April 29, 1935 - July 28, 2021

Angel Luis Ortiz, passes away on July 28th 2021 at the age of 86, surrounded by his family. Angel was the loving husband of Juana Ortiz (Zayas) for 63 wonderful years. Angel is the proud father of Carmen L. Ortiz, Evelyn Ortiz-Ulloa (the late Adoniram), the late Minerva Ortiz, the late Maria Theresa Ortiz-Torres (Humberto Torres Sr.), Zoraida Ortiz (Victor Fernandez), the late Lourdes Ortiz, the...
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Joan Paoletti

July 25, 2021

Joan Paoletti, age 89, of Philadelphia, PA, passed away peacefully on July 25, 2021 at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA. Joan was the beloved wife of Julius Paolletti; married over 68 years. She was the loving mother of the late Joseph (his wife Sue), Jules (his wife Beatrice), John (his wife Laura), Kathleen, and Joan St. Marie (her husband Rich). She will be sadly...
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Garnet Roberts

July 20, 2021

Garnet Roberts was born to the late Bernard Roberts and Theodoris' Roberts on 'March 27, 1960. He departed this life on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Garnet received his education from the Philadelphia School system, graduating from Germantown High School. Garnet was a jack of all trades. He was employed at numerous jobs but what he loved to do the most was painting houses. Garnet was a...
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Gloria Jones

July 7, 2021

Gloria Rodgers was born in her Hometown in Glenside; Montgomery County PA. , and she was born to Leon and Susie Rogers. She attended North Hills Elementary School, Glenside; Weldon Junior High School, and Abington High School. She further continued her education of data entry. She married Lawrence Jones in 1962. Through this union, she had five children, Angelina, Lawrence Jr., Milton,...
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Judy Anne Barrett

June 2, 1954 - June 29, 2021

Judy Anne Barrett, 67, of the Olney neighborhood of Philadelphia, passed away June 29, 2021. She was born June 2, 1954. Judy was the daughter of the late Stanley and the late Anne Barrett; she is survived by many friends, former coworkers, and her beloved dogs, Bella and Max. Judy was raised and educated in Philadelphia. For more than 30 years she worked with the Carpenter's Union in their...
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Harold T. Hack, Sr.

November 6, 1942 - June 24, 2021

Harold T. Hack, Sr., of Philadelphia, PA passed away on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. He was 78 years old. Harold was born in Philadelphia, PA on November 6, 1942 to the late George and Elizabeth (née Richardson) Hack. He was the loving husband and father. Harold was a 1961 graduate of Overbrook High School and worked as a police officer with the Philadelphia Police...
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Michael Mysyk

June 10, 1957 - June 16, 2021

Michael Mysyk, 64, passed away on June 16th, 2021 at his home in Philadelphia, PA. Mike was born on June 10th, 1957 in Philadelphia, PA to Paul and Maria Mysyk. He graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, PA and had a successful, long-time career as an Iron Worker. He married Deborah Manini on May 22nd, 1982 and they had 3 children. Mike enjoyed fishing, betting on horses,...
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Robert J. Murphy, Sr.

June 1, 2021

Robert J. Murphy Sr., of Melrose Park, PA passed away peacefully at Brookside Nursing Center in Roslyn, PA. on June 1, 2021, at the age of 95. He was born in Philadelphia, PA.; son of the late Albert and Clara (nee Morgenstern) Murphy. He was a foreman/manager for the Philadelphia Gas Works., PA who worked for over 34 years. Robert proudly served his country in the Navy as a Machinery Operator...
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Paul J, Nelson

May 28, 2021

Paul J. Nelson, of Warminster, PA passed away at Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, PA. on May 28, 2021, at the age of 74. He was born in Yeadon, PA.; son of the late Paul G. and Elrena Nelson. He was a retired computer programmer for Unisys in Blue Bell, PA for over 20 years. Paul proudly served his country in the Army at the Pentagon . He was a passionate and dedicated Skier, Camper,...
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Shawn Petitt

November 4, 1971 - May 15, 2021

The family of Shawn Patrick Petitt are deeply saddened to announce his sudden and unexpected passing at the age of 49 on May 15, 2021. He is predeceased by his father James Petitt. Shawn is survived by his mother Susan Fraley, brothers Gregory Petitt (Amanda), & Brian Petitt. Sister Meghan Petitt (Krause), nephews, Riley, Nathan, and Andrew. Shawn a resident of Philadelphia, formerly of...
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Marie Lampe

August 18, 1923 - May 14, 2021

Lampe – Marie E. (nee Vitulli) age 97 on Friday May 14, 2021 of Olney. Beloved Wife of the late Sigmund J. Lampe, Jr. Loving Mother of Linda M. Stanley (George), John S. Lampe (Lorraine), Karen M. Stapleton (William) and Michael P. Lampe. Beloved Grandmother of William Jr., Lorraine, Danielle and the late Brendan and Dear GG to Kiersten, Karalyn, Kelsey, William, Abigail, and Rosie. Family...
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John Isaac " Papo" Moore

May 13, 2021

John Isaac Moore, known by many as 'Papo' passed away at age 76 with his family by his side on May 13, 2021 at his home in the Olney section of the city. He was born in Manhattan, New York City, son of Gertrude Nieves-Moore and younger brother to sister Trudy. John grew-up and spent his younger years in New York and upon meeting the love of his life, Diana, the girl from Philadelphia, relocated...
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Paul Cattie

May 5, 2021

Paul H. Cattie of Olney passed away on May 5, 2021. He was 67 years old. Born on October 14, 1953 to the late Dr. Vincent Cattie and the late Helen Cattie in Philadelphia, PA, Paul was the loving brother of Marilyn Wilkinson (deceased), Dolores Kane (Michael), John (Kimberly), and Donald (Nancy). Also surviving are 14 nieces and nephews and 19 great nieces and nephews. Paul attended grade school...
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Geraldine Hatcher

December 31, 1933 - May 3, 2021

Geraldine Hatcher (Johnson), of Philadelphia, passed away surrounded by her loving daughters on May 3rd 2021, at the age of 87. Geraldine was the loving wife of the late Frank Hatcher for 34 years. Geraldine was the caring mother to Francine Hatcher-King (Benjamin), Yvonne R. Mack (William), and Michelle D. Askew (the late Hosa), grandmother to Shannon L. Hatcher, Omar F. Hatcher, and Yoshi Imani...
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Yolanda Wiley

April 27, 2021

Yolanda Wiley (nee Pasqualone),of Bensalem, passed away peacefully on April 27, 2021. Yolanda is pre-deceased by her loving husband of 55 years, Columbus Calvin "Cal" Wiley. Yolanda is survived by her devoted children, Cynthia Esposito (Joseph Dadario) and Kevin Wiley (Shirley), and cherished granddaughters Alexandra, Jessica and Natalie. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral...
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Leo M. Ward

April 26, 2021

Leo M. Ward. Age 63, of Philadelphia, PA.on April 26, 2021. Son of the late Albert and Charlene Ward Beloved husband of Doreen (nee Kalese) for over 37 wonderful years. He was the devoted father of Michael and Chrissy Ward. Loving grandfather of Gabriella, Brianna, McKayla, Emma, Angelisa, Armani, Noah, and Noel. He will be sadly missed by his sisters Kathleen, Joni, Terry, and Kim , His...
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Katherine Hannis

April 25, 2021

Katherine T. Hannis, age 74, of Telford, PA, passed away peacefully on April 25, 2021 at the St. Luke's Hospice in Bethlehem, PA. She was born in Easton, PA and the daughter of the late Florence and Frank P. Malloy, Sr. Katherine was the wife of Michael J. Hannis. She was the mother of Helen Ziegenfus and Rowena Muehlberger and the step-mother of Michael Dollak (wife Meghann). She will be sadly...
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Thomas Davis

August 13, 1948 - April 22, 2021

Thomas Lawrence Davis was born August 13, 1948 in Philadelphia, PA. He was the fifth of eight children; son of the late Andrew Davis & Edna Ballard Davis. Tom spent the bulk of his life in Philly. He was educated in the Philadelphia public school system. He was accepted to Central High School in 1963 at a time when few minorities were allowed. Tom was a 3-letter athlete playing high school...
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Wilson Rios-Jimenez

April 14, 2021

Wilson Rios-Jimenez., age 65, passed away peacefully at Einstein Montgomery Hospital, Norriton, Pa., on April 14th, 2021. He was born in Dorado, Puerto Rico and was the son of the late Laureano Rios and Gregoria Jimenez. Wilson was the husband of Carmen married for over 40 years. He was the loving father of Willie Rios (his wife Teresa) and Tiffany Rios. He will be sadly missed by his two...
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Theodore Bernard Ellerkamp

January 11, 1941 - April 6, 2021

Theodore B. Ellerkamp of Philadelphia, PA passed away on April 6, 2021. He was 80 years old. Ted was born on January 11, 1941 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Theodore Ellerkamp and Dorothea Gussmann. He attended La Salle College and Temple University. After college, Ted joined the Peace Corp and spent 4 years as a volunteer in the Philippines. While there he researched various productive...
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No Van Le

April 3, 2021

Mr. No Van Lee was born on December 31, 1932, at Phuoc Trach Township, Trang Ban County, Tay Ninh Provice. He rests in the Lord at 2:43 PM on Saturday, April 3, 2021, at his residence in Philadelphia. The Funeral Service will be in person as well as live streamed on Facebook and Zoom (Zoom Meeting ID 2679721167). A viewing period will take place at the Geitner-Givnish Funeral Home, 6230 N. 5th...
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Edwardo "Edwin" Cumba

September 4, 1961 - March 14, 2021

Edwardo Cumba "Edwin", of Philadelphia, passed away on Sunday evening, March 14, 2021 at his residence with his family by his side. He was 59 years old. Edwin was born on September 4, 1961 to the late Pedro Juan Cumba and Cruz Maria Cumba in Philadelphia. Edwin is predeceased by his beloved brother Hector Cumba and nephew Pedro Cumba "Petey". He is survived by his brothers Pedro Cumba, Jr. and...
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Benzina Coleman

September 22, 1933 - March 12, 2021

Benzina Coleman (Mom, Bennie, Grandmom and Mother Coleman) was born in Charleston, South Carolina. She was the baby daughter of the late Benjamin Gerideau and the late Lucille Jones. Benzina was preceded in death by her eldest biological sister Kathleen Gerideau-Carter in March of 1948. Benzina was educated in the Charleston school system. Arithmetic was one of her favorite subjects of...
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Michael Bernard Bundley

May 23, 1968 - March 12, 2021

Michael Bernard Bundley was born on May 23, 1968, to Robert Bundley (deceased) and Diane Branick. He leaves to mourn his mother Diane Branick, Sister Donna Watkins, Aunts Sandra Forrester- Harris, Ruth Taylor, Carolyn Holmes (deceased) and Jeri Moore. Uncles Zachary Taylor, Tyrone Law and Tony Harris. As well as many cousins and a host of relatives and friends. Michael attended Wordsworth...
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Elsa V. Gonzalez Figueroa

February 27, 2021

Elsa V. Gonzalez Figueroa passed away peacefully on February 27, 2021. She was 70 years old. Elsa leaves behind her loving children; Jesus Rodriguez, Tania Barreiro, Tania Barreiro, Eric Gonzalez, Elizabeth Figueroa, Maria E. Figueroa, Elana Marie Figueroa, Patricia Figueroa, Juan Caban, and Ivan Cruz. She is preceded in death by her daughter Cynthia Barreiro. She is also survived by her...
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Michael Douglas Kennedy

February 20, 2021

Michael D. Kennedy, 79, of Philadelphia, died suddenly on February 20, 2021. Mike was a graduate of Collingdale High School, and Mt. Hermon School, Northfield, Massachusetts. He attended the University of Pennsylvania where he played football, before leaving to join the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. He received a Bachelor's degree in real estate and urban development from American University,...
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Joseph Marie Telusma

February 19, 2021

Joseph Marie Telusma, age 81, of Cheltenham, PA., passed away at Abington Memorial Hospital on February 19, 2021 She was born in Haiti, daughter of the late Samuel and Immaculada Telusma. She was a retired Teaher. She loved spending all her free time with her family. She is survived by her loving children Frentes Rene', Claire Rene', Thierry Rene', Gregory Rene, and Catherine Rene'. She...
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Stephen Smith

October 13, 1960 - February 5, 2021

Stephen Smith, of Philadelphia, passed away on February 5th 2021 at the age of 60. Stephen was the loving son of Rev. William Shipes Smith and Oressa Smith (nee Alexander), and the father to Stephen Anthony Alexander Smith. Stephen was the caring brother of William Hill (Willie Mae), Alice Anderson, David Hill (Lauretta), Gwendolyn Smith, Vanessa Smith-Doughty (Ander), Geraldine Smith, and...
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Marion L. Brenner

October 15, 1924 - February 5, 2021

Marion L. Brenner, of Drexel Hill and Philadelphia, passed away on February 5th 2021 at the age of 96. Marion was the daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth. Marion was the loving aunt to Susan A. Woerner, Diane Brenner (Chris), Charles Brenner and Patricia Bernard and family. Marion will be greatly missed by her great nieces; Suzanne Woerner, Roseann Woerner, Kristy Woerner, Lois Heater,...
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So Chan

June 19, 1931 - February 1, 2021

So Chan, of Elkins Park, passed away on Monday, February 1, 2021 at his residence. He was 89 years old. So was born in Guangzhou, China to the late Chung San Chan and Chun Ho Chan and immigrated to the United States on January 29, 1979. He began working as a chef in his mid 20's. He eventually was able to share his love of Cantonese cuisine by opening and becoming a proprietor of the "House...
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Francis Joseph 'JOE' Sullivan, Jr.

November 7, 1938 - January 26, 2021

Sullivan – Francis Joseph Sullivan, Jr. "JOE" on Tuesday January 26th. Devoted Son of the late Francis J. and Catherine M. (nee Madden) Sullivan , Brother of the late John L. (the late Elaine) Sullivan. Uncle of Monicanne (James) Kidd and John L (Evelyn) Sullivan Jr, Great Uncle of Marikate, Meghan, Mariah, Cristina and Dylan. Also will be missed by several cousins and many devoted...
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John J, McConnell

January 23, 2021

John ( Francis) Joseph McConnell of Philadelphia, PA passed away January 23rd of a COVID related illness. He was 93 years old. He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Mary. He is survived by his 6 children, John (Lisa), Mary Harrington (Joseph), William, Margaret McCloskey (Edward), James and Claire; his 5 grandchildren, Hannah McConnell, Sara and Erin Harrington and Kevin and Justin...
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Paul J. Berry, Sr.

February 13, 1946 - January 18, 2021

Paul J. Berry, Sr. of Philadelphia, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 18, 2021 at his residence. He was 74 years old. Paul was born in Philadelphia on February 13, 1946 to the late Vincent and Anna (née Fehrenbach) Berry. Paul was a life time resident of Olney and parishioner of St. Helena's Parish as well as a 1964 graduate of Cardinal Dougherty High School. He then served his country...
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Maritza Hernandez

May 26, 1976 - January 13, 2021

Maritza Hernandez, of Philadelphia, passed away on January 13th 2021 at the age of 44. Maritza was the daughter of Naida Miranda and the late Ruben Hernandez. Maritza was the caring mother of Dejah Lloyd (Aaron Kostek) and Jeyda Staton. Maritza was the sister of Eric Hernandez (Nicole), and Ruben Hernandez (Cely), and partner to Jerome "Ty" Lassiter. Maritza will also be greatly missed by her...
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William P. Gilbert

March 1, 1947 - January 11, 2021

William P. "Bill" Gilbert, passed away on January 11th 2021 at the age of 73. Bill was the loving husband of Theresa Ann (nee Foell) for 50 years, and the caring father to Pamela J. Ginsburg (Jeffrey), Neil P. Gilbert (Bernadette), and grandfather to Morgan and Jessica. Bill will also be greatly missed by his brother David C. Gilbert (Diane) and his niece, nephew, and great niece. Bill was...
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Vercie Hanberry

June 24, 1918 - December 31, 2020

Vercie Etta Surratt Hanberry was born on June 24, 1918 in Cleveland County North Carolina. Her parents Otho and Mary Alice (Williamson) Surratt soon settled in Hickory, North Carolina, where they raised their family. They joined Friendship Baptist, where Vercie gave her life to Christ and was baptized at the age of 12. She received her formal education at Ridgeview School in Hickory, where at...
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Soeun Roth

December 29, 2020

Soeun Roth of Wyncote, PA passed away on December 29, 2020. She was 70 years old. She was married 46 years to her husband, Hor Chao, until his passing in 2011. Together they have "7" children, "5" boys, and "2" girls. She had the kindest heart. She always made you feel welcome and loved to feed you! Everyone loved her cooking. Her love for food showed through her cooking. She loved and...
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Cleaton L. Williams

December 21, 1940 - December 17, 2020

It is with great sadness that we celebrate the homegoing of Cleaton Lloyd Williams also known as Kenny. He left us at the age of 79. Kenny was born on December 21, 1940 in Wait-a-bit, Trelawny Jamaica. He worked as a fisherman. When he moved to the United States he worked as a parking attendant and later retired from the trade of a construction worker. Kenny was a man that enjoyed helping...
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