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Our Obituaries

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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David Teesdale

February 28, 2002 - December 12, 2020

David Michael Teesdale, of Bristol, PA passed away suddenly on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at the age of 18. He was born in Philadelphia to David B. and the late Kim Teesdale (nee Hofelder). He was the fun-loving little brother Alexander Hofelder. While residing in Philadelphia, David began his career in Scouting and attended Father Judge High School. Later, the family had moved to Bristol, PA...
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Dawn (nee Neal) Shellenberger

December 3, 2020

Dawn M. (Maureen) Shellenberger (nee Neal) of Philadelphia, PA passed away suddenly on December 3rd, after a stroke complicated by pneumonia and COVID 19. She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Larry Shellenberger, sisters Darwina L. Neal of Washington, DC and Marynel N. Somogy of Elmira, NY and was predeceased by her brother, Charles L. Neal (Eleanor) of Mansfield, PA and her...
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Dolores M. Cassidy

January 15, 1941 - December 3, 2020

Dolores M. Cassidy, of Philadelphia, passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at her residence. She was 79 years old. Dolores was born in Philadelphia on January 15, 1941 to the late Salvatore A. Moffa and the late Stella T. (née Kratz) Moffa. She was the wife to the late Thomas P. Cassidy, Sr. who passed away in 1975. Dolores was a graduate of St. John the Baptist School in Manayunk and earned...
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Joan P. Bergendahl

August 27, 1938 - November 30, 2020

Joan P. Bergendahl of Philadelphia passed away on Monday, November 30, 2020. Joan was born on August 27, 1938. She was 82 years old. Joan was the youngest of 13 children born to the late Andrew and Ella Berkelback. Joan enjoyed dancing, cooking, making people laugh and most of all spending time with her family. Joan is preceeded in death by her husband Bill to whom she was married 59 years....
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Luat Nguyen

May 2, 1921 - November 29, 2020

Rocco Luat Nguyen of Philadelphia, PA. passed away peacefully at home on Sunday morning November 29th, 2020, at the age of 99. Luat was born May 2, 1921 in Phat Diem-Ninh Binh, Vietnam, and moved to Philadelphia 1992. He was the beloved husband of the late Le Thi Tho (1928-1960) and late Tran Thi Hong (1934-1990), loving Father of 10 children, Father in-law of 9 children, Grandfather of 21...
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Louise P. Liebel

October 20, 1919 - November 17, 2020

Louise P. Liebel, of the Olney section of Philadelphia, passed away peacefully on Louise was the beloved daughter of the late John and Louise Liebel. She was a retired secretary for the Atlantic Richfield Company. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Relatives, friends and former co-workers from ARCO are invited to her Life Celebration; Monday, November 23rd from 9AM at St. Helena...
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Maria De Los Angelos Rey

August 2, 1969 - November 16, 2020

María De Los Ángeles Rey, of Cheltenham, PA., passed away suddenly at her residence on November 16th, at the age of 51. She was born in Mexico City, Mexico, the loving daughter of Benito and Eloina Antón. Maria was the beloved wife of Terry Rey, whom she married in 2003. She was the loving mother of Thoraya, Isabella, and Nathaniel Rey. She will be sadly missed by her sisters Tere, Gloria...
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Noralba Victoria, (Español)

August 6, 1949 - November 6, 2020

Noralba Victoria, de Abington, falleció el viernes 6 de noviembre de 2020. Tenía 71 años. Noralba nació en Palmira, Colombia el 6 de agosto de 1949 y llegó a los Estados Unidos en 1983. Era una costurera talentosa y disfrutaba de la lectura, la jardinería y el Cursillo. Le encantaba albergar y cocinar comidas tradicionales colombianas para su familia y amigos. Noralba adoraba y apreciaba a...
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Noralba Victoria, (English)

August 6, 1949 - November 6, 2020

Noralba Victoria, of Abington, passed away on Friday, November 6, 2020. She was 71 years old. Noralba was born in Palmira, Colombia on August 6, 1949 and came to the United States in 1983. She was a talented seamstress and enjoyed reading, gardening, and Cursillo. She took joy in hosting and cooking traditional Colombian meals for her family and friends. Noralba adored and cherished her family....
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William E. Bergendahl

November 6, 2020

William E. Bergendahl, of Philadelphia, passed away on Friday, November 6, 2020 at his residence. He was 83 years old. "Bill" as he was affectionately known by his family and friends, was born on December 8, 1936. He worked for Heintz Kelsey Hayes in Philadelphia. Bill enjoyed playing golf, reading, cooking, watching the Eagles, Phillies and boxing. But most of all, he loved spending time with...
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Bernardo DeLeon

October 31, 2020

Bernardo DeLeon, of Allentown, PA, formerly of Philadelphia, PA passed away at his residence, with his family at his side on October 31, 2020 at the age of 77. He was the son of the late Juan and Carmen DeLeon. He was the Beloved husband of Aida, for over 50 years. He was the devoted father of Edgar, his wife Kelly, and Thomas and his partner Latosha. He will be sadly missed by his...
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Marie E. Callaghan

October 18, 2020

Marie E. Callaghan, age 92; on October 18, 2020 at the LifeQuest Nursing Center; Quakertown, PA. She was born in Philadelphia, PA. She enjoyed playing bingo, doing needlepoint and watching old movie classics, especially musicals. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed making Christmas Butter Cookies. Marie was the beloved wife of the late Paul W., to whom she was married for over 50 years....
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Eileen Dorothy Kerrigan

October 16, 2020

Eileen Dorothy Kerrigan, beloved wife of Gene Patrick Kerrigan, Sr. for over 66 years, died peacefully on Friday, October 16th, 2020 at the age of 86 in her Odenton, MD home. Eileen was the loving mother of five children, Patricia Kerrigan Chartash (Elliot), Kathleen Kerrigan Howland (John), Dr. Maureen Kerrigan, Gene Patrick Kerrigan, Jr. (Patricia) and Carolyn Kerrigan Richards (Kevin). ...
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James F. Pokorny

October 13, 2020

Pokorny, James F. 91 of East Oak Lane on October 13, 2020. James had been a teacher and an administrator for the School District of Philadelphia. James was predeceased in life by his wife Leonor, his son James and his grandson Casimir Pokorny. He is survived y his daughter Mercedes (Joe), daughter-in-law Gail Pokorny, son Joseph (Margaret Durkin) daughters Leonor (Douglas...
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Jared D. Crutchfield

October 4, 2020

Jared D. Crutchfield, of Philadelphia, passed away suddenly on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at the age of 10. Jared was the beloved son of Kelvin Crutchfield and Brandi Ross; cherished brother of Crystal Mohan, Jacob Mohan, Jazmin Crutchfield, and Savannah Crutchfield; loving grandson of Susan Mohan; caring nephew of Amanda White (Akil) and Eddie Ross (Janice).Also surviving are many Aunts, Uncles,...
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Marguerite A. Tiegs

September 30, 2020

Marguerite A. Tiegs, age 80; passed away on September 30, 2020 in Abington, PA. Marguerite was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She love being with her family; especially with her grandchildren. She loved animals, and she loved her soap operas. Marguerite was the beloved wife of Albert J. Tiegs. They were married for over 54 years. She was the loving mother of Theresa Ann Tiegs,...
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William Ernest Garrett

January 18, 1951 - September 21, 2020

In Loving Memory of William Ernest Garrett In the cold bitter winter of 1951 in Philadelphia, PA, God breathed life into a precious bundle of joy. On January 18, God blessed the late Zack and Drucilla Garrett with their first gift from Heaven; William Ernest Garrett. William was affectionately known as "June" to all of his family and friends. June was the oldest of three children, Zack 3rd and...
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Nylah Isabella Rosa-Thorpe

November 9, 2015 - August 26, 2020

Nylah Isabella Rosa-Thorpe was born on November 9, 2015 at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Nylah came into the world smiling and continued to use that smile to brighten the lives of everyone she met. Nylah's smile was only the tip of the iceberg, her laughter, energy, intelligence, and pure joy were unmatched. Nylah quickly began communicating at an above average language level and...
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Barbara Mary Deitrich

July 22, 2020

Sr. Barbara Mary Deitrich, 72, a Sister of the Redeemer who was called by God to be a healing presence in a hurting world, died July 22, 2020. Sr. Barbara was born and raised in Pottsville, Pa. and was the daughter of the late John and Julia Deitrich and the beloved and devoted sister of Janie, Monica (John), and Mary (Joe). She was the loving aunt of Emily, Becky, Danny, Joey, and grandnephews...
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Sibrena Helena Tosado

July 13, 2020

Sibrena Helena Tosado, age 63, passed away after being critically injured by a hit and run driver while riding her motorcycle on July 13, 2020. Sibrena was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 27th 1957 to Mary Constintino and Robert Savoy. She graduated from Martin Luther King High School in 1975. Sibrena had the energy of a much younger person. She could run rings around people...
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James (Jim) Thomas Keough

July 11, 2020

James (Jim) Thomas Keough, a resident of Warminster Township since 1987, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Abington Hospital. He was 73 years old. Jim was born in Philadelphia, Pa; son of James M. Keough and Evelyn M. Keough (Furlong.) He was their only child. Jim is survived by his former wife, Kathleen T. Ruddy, his son, Eric J. Keough and his granddaughter, Ryleigh Mae Keough. Jim...
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William A. "Bill" Collins

September 19, 1944 - July 7, 2020

United States Army First Sergeant William A. Collins III, AKA "Big Bill" was the oldest of two children born to the late William A. Collins Jr. and the late Gladys Collins. His youngest sibling Edith Collins was born to William A. Collins Jr. and her mother also named Edith Collins. He is preceded in death by his younger brother Robert Collins. He was born on September 19, 1944 in Philadelphia,...
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Yvonne Lewis

July 2, 2020

Yvonne Lewis passed away peaceful at home surrounded with family on July 2nd, 2020. She was born to Dorothy and William Smith in Troy, New York and shortly there after returned to Philadelphia, Pa where for her 70 years were packed with family, friends and love. She grew up in the West Oaklane section of the city on Weidner Place with her 5 brothers and sisters Patricia, Pamela, Ronald, Lionel...
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Maryanne Hennessey

June 13, 2020

Maryanne Hennessey, age 80; on June 13, 2020 at Roosevelt Nursing Home in NE Philadelphia. She was born in Philadelphia, the daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth Farmer. She was a retired Home Health Aide who worked for many years taking care of numerous people with her amazing care and sense of humor. Maryanne enjoyed crocheting, reading and spending time with her god daughters and...
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Pho Noy

June 13, 2020

Pho Noy, of Philadelphia, passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2020. She was 85 years old. Pho was born on October 20, 1934 in Battambang, Cambodia to the late Teah Phorn and Touch Noy. She worked independently as a cleaning lady and enjoyed spending time with her family at gatherings. Her faith as a christian was also important in her life. She is survived by her children: Yon Noy, Hak Phan,...
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Erik T. von Schmetterling, MD

June 3, 2020

Erik T. von Schmetterling MD, of Philadelphia, passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. He was 67 years old. Erik was born in Munich, Germany and later immigrated to the United States as a child. He was the husband to James V. Shrode with whom he is survived by. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Rebecca Shrode. Erik Graduated from Queens College in the UK and practiced Emergency Room...
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Ana Diaz

May 25, 2020

The Diaz family is saddened to announce the passing of Ana "Ada" Diaz. She passed peacefully at Temple Hospital on May 25, 2020 in Philadelphia, PA at the age of 87. Ana is survived by her children Maximina, Samuel, Edwin (Naomi), Norma (Dario), Jorge (Lucy), Nereida (Marcos), and Jannette (Carlos). She is preceded in death by her husband Valeriano Diaz Rivera. Ana was born on May 16, 1933...
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Teresa O. (nee Ortiz) Rivera

May 24, 2020

Teresa O. Rivera (nee Ortiz), of Philadelphia, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at the age of 93. Teresa was the beloved wife of the late Pedro Rivera; devoted mother of Maria Torres, Victor Rivera, Ana Rivera, Jose Rivera, Miguel Rivera, Gilberto Rivera, Raymon Rivera, Josefina Rivera, Carmen Rios, Betsy Rivera, Geraldo Rivera, Hector Rivera, Irma Rivera,...
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Damascene L. M. Pierre

May 10, 2020

PIERRE Jr. Damascene L. M Pierre was born on January 28, 1930 in the town of Mirebalais, Haiti, to the late Joseph Camille Pierre of Jacmel, and Delcarme Celestin Pierre of Mirebalais. He was the 10th of eleven children: Hezione, Joseph Camille Jr., Duquesne, Medecianne, Kivranie, Carmelite, Flaxman, Miraclide, Miraculaise and Orphilia. He completed his primary education under the...
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Eleanor Burgoon

May 5, 2020

Eleanor Burgoon, age 89; on May 5, 2020 at Wesley Enhanced Nursing Home at Stapley of Germantown. She was born in Philadelphia, the daughter of the late James and Bertha Burgoon. She was a retired Secretary who worked for many years at R.E. Carek Construction CO., for the city of Philadelphia in the Tax Office, and for the Philadelphia Stock Exchange. Eleanor loved to watch ice skating,...
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Theresa (nee Puttner) Palmrich

May 5, 2020

Theresa (nee Gradl) Palmrich, aka Tante Theresa of Hatboro, Pa., passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at the age of 94. Theresa was the beloved wife of the late John Palmrich. Daughter of the late Georg and Anna Gradl. Loving Aunt of Rosemarie, Theresa, Marianne, John, Joseph, and Michael. Also survived by great nieces and nephews, and extended family in the US and Germany. Tante enjoyed knitting...
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Dolores Marie McKenna

February 12, 1940 - May 4, 2020

Dolores Marie McKenna passed away on May 4, born February 12, 1940. She grew up in Port Carbon, PA where she attended St. Stephen's Elementary School and then Nativity High School in Pottsville. A graduate of Millersville University, she taught for almost 4 decades at Tamaqua Elementary School, while living in Pottsville for most of her adult life. As a regular visitor to her sister Rosemary in...
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Joseph F. "Joe" McCann

April 20, 2020

Joseph F. "Joe" McCann, age 92, passed away on April 20, 2020 at his residence, The Philadelphia Protestant Home. He was born in Philadelphia, PA. He was the son of the late Henry and Helen McCann. Joe was the beloved father of Alma Mandato (her husband Tom), Elaine Jones (her husband Rich), Joanne Cuffey, Gregory McCann, Steven McCann (his wife Ann). He will be sadly missed by his many...
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Martina Tina Lyons

February 17, 1929 - April 13, 2020

Martina Tina Lyons fondly known as "Tina" was born in Philadelphia on February 17th 1929 to Roosevelt Roberts and Effie Mae (Williams) Roberts and passed away on April 13th 2020. Martina's Christian journey was enlightened very early in life. She was a very devout Christian attending St. Elizabeth Parish, Shekinah Glory Ministries, under the late Pastor Delores Williams where she became a fire...
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Richard "Rich" Meenan

April 3, 2020

Richard "Rich" Meenan, age 58 passed away suddenly on April 3, 2020 at his residence in Philadelphia, PA. He was born in Philadelphia, son of the late Edward and Joan Meenan. Rich was the beloved husband of Bronwyn Gurley married for 15 years, together for 33 years. He will be sadly missed by his "sis" Tricia, her husband Lou McAfoos, his big brother Ed, his mother-in-law, sister and brother...
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Raymond L. Applegate

March 30, 2020

APPLEGATE Raymond L. Jr., of Lawncrest Philadelphia, passed away on March 30th at the age of 64. Ray was the loving husband of Jennifer (need Evans) for 24 years, and the father to Raymond L. III (Stacey), David (Jenna), Joseph, Shane, Dillon, Jennifer, and the late Frances. Ray will be greatly missed by his four caring grandchildren; Raymond IV, Olivia, Robert, and John. Raymond was the...
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Arturo Carreon Pabustan

October 12, 1944 - March 30, 2020

Arturo Carreon Pabustan, 75, a resident of Elkins Park, went to the Lord at his home on March 30, 2020. He was born on October 12, 1944 in Bataan, Philippines and was the son of the late Felix Pabustan and Candida Carreon Pabustan. Arturo served six years in the United States Navy. After his military service, Arturo worked for 34 years at Albert Einstein Medical Center as a cardiac...
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Luis Alfonso Ariza

February 4, 1941 - March 22, 2020

Luis Alfonso Ariza 79, of Philadelphia, PA passed away on Monday, March 22, 2020. Luis was born in Colombia on February 4, 1941 son of the late Alfonzo Moreno and Rosa Ariza. He was the beloved father of Luz Ariza, Sonia Munoz, Juan Carlos Ariza Bolivar, and Luis Alfonso Osirio Molano. He will be sdaly missed by his many grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and by all who knew him. Luis...
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Rodney R. Wyffels

October 24, 1953 - March 12, 2020

Rodney R. Wyffels, of Philadelphia, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at home. He was 66 years old. Rod was born on October 24, 1953 in Philadelphia. He and his wife Wanda K. (née Wolfe) Wyffels got married on March 5, 1977 and had 43 years together. Rod graduated from Lansdowne Aldan High School in 1971 where he was on the football and wrestling teams and made great memories. After high...
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Bong Thi Cao

March 7, 2020

Bong Thi Cao, Vietnamese American, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at the age of 85. Bong is predeceased by her parents, Chinh Cao and Mau Hoang, and her beloved husband, Tinh Dang. Bong is survived by her sons Stevens Dang, Khanh Dang, Hau Dang, Hiep Dang, Michael Dang; and daughter Thu Hien Dang; sister Xom Cao; brother Chung Cao, seventeen...
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Ellen I. (nee Graff) Mazzoni

February 14, 2020

Ellen I. Mazzoni (nee Graff), age 91, passed away Valentine's Day February 14, 2020 at her home. She is the wife of the late Stephen J. Mazzoni, Sr. who died in 2008. She is the loving mother of Linda White and her husband Roy, Stephen J. Mazzoni, Jr. and his wife Mary, Michael A. Mazzoni and his wife Dee, Ellen M. and Teresa M. Mazzoni. She was the dear sister of the late Joyce Szczurek and...
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Eugene Edward White

December 29, 1934 - February 11, 2020

Eugene Edward White, age 85, of Philadelphia passed away on February 11th, 2020. He was born December 29, 1934 in Palmyra NJ. Son of Eugene White and Lucille (nee Edgerton). He was the beloved husband of Annie White (nee McIver), devoted father of Ernie(Denise), Anthony (Nichele), and Eric (Karen), loving grandfather of Shanay, Jamal, Christyn, Anthony, Idris, Jacqueline, Christina, Eric, Jr.,...
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Long Thanh Nguyen

February 7, 2020

NGUYEN Long Thanh Nguyen, of Philadelphia, passed away on Feburary 7th 2020 at the age of 55. Long was the loving husband of Yen T. Le of 20 wonderful years, and the caring father to William Nguyen. Long was the brother of Nhung Trinh, Dien Nguyen, Hung Nguyen, and Dang Nguyen. Long will also be greatly missed by all the extended members of the Nhung, Dien, Hung, and Dang families. Long...
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Margaret Mary (nee Boyce) McBride

January 23, 2020

McBRIDE, Margaret Mary (nee Boyce) "Peg" of Olney 101 on January 23rd peacefully at her residence. Beloved wife of the late Charles McBride and dearest mother of Fran McFadden, Charles McBride (Eileen), Sadie McBride (John), Gene McBride ( Grace) , Patrick McBride (Linda), and the late Martin McBride. Margaret is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and 3 great- great-...
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Philomina C. Rocco

March 3, 1923 - January 20, 2020

Philomina C. Rocco, of Philadelphia, passed away on Monday, January 20, 2020 at Jeanes Hospital. She was 96 years old. Philomina was born on March 3, 1923 to the late Generosa and Anna (née Rukita) Cefalo in Philadelphia. She was the wife to the late Michael R. Rocco who passed away in 2014. Philomina attended South Philadelphia High School as well as the Moore College of Art and Design. She...
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Vireak Yav

January 18, 2020

Vireak Yav, of Philadelphia, passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2020. He was 63 years old. Vireak was born on June 20, 1956 in Takeo, Cambodia to the late Por Yav and Muth Yav. He was the husband to his wife, Teang Eang with whom he is survived by. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children: Phoebe Yav and her husband Sam, Mengly Yav, and Kim Yav and her husband Anthony. He is...
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