Obituary

Wayne Alan Strimel

Wayne Alan Strimel, of Philadelphia, PA, passed away on May 24, 2024, at age 80. Retired Teamster, Local #107, where he worked for 50 years. He enjoyed Bow Hunting and loved to go to the Archery range. Loving father of Wendy Donald (Scott) and the late Jeffrey Wayne Strimel. Loving brother of Frank Strimel (the late Michaeline), Elizabeth Malloy, and the late Arlene Rosario and George Strimel (the late Jean). Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend his memorial gathering and funeral on Wednesday, May 29 from 9:30 am – 11:00 am at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr sts) There will be a prayer service at 11:00 am with burial to follow in Magnolia Cemetery. In lieu of flowers kindly consider donations in Wayne’s memory to American Cancer Society.

William Gallagher

William Owen Gallagher, 53, of Philadelphia, PA, was called home to be reunited with his family on May 21, 2024, following extensive periods of illness and hospitalizations. "Billy" has found eternal peace alongside his devoted father William J Gallagher, Jr (1996) His dear sister Katherine (2014), and his loving mother, Dolores (2019). After the passing of his mother Dolores, Billy's physical condition required a higher level of care and so began a new life at Majestic Oaks Rehab. It was here that Billy made new friends, a new life, and was loved by all the Majestic staff. He enjoyed his bingo days, watching and discussing Eagles, Flyers & Phillies, collecting baseball cards, watching movies, and enjoying the companionship of his adopted family - all of whom will miss him dearly. Billy was never far removed from family, which included his niece, Mary Kate Gallagher, and cousin, Frank Maier who were both by Billy's side throughout his illness, and during his final days. Billy is also survived by many cousins from across the country which includes the Gallagher, Sciolla, and Maier families. Billy was often challenged by illness and adversity throughout his adult life. From the brain tumor in his late teens, through the blindness, and the loss of his father, his sister, his mother, and his home, Billy never gave up, nor wallowed in self-pity. He was determined to somehow salvage a new life from the hand he was dealt. However, God had the final say and He has spoken. William's work here is now complete and he has earned his rest. We can find comfort in knowing that the Lord has received him and will lead him back into the warm embrace of the family that eagerly awaits him.
Funeral arrangements for William will be provided by McCafferty Funeral & Cremation, 6711 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19135. Services will be limited and private. Memorial details will be provided to his extended family and relatives.

Marian Anastasia Gonzalez “Stacy”

MARIAN ANASTASIA GONZALEZ (NEE OWENS)
“STACY”
Born 12/4/1954 - Passed 5/20/2024
Stacy, wife to Joe Gonzalez and mother to Bridget (Tim), Laura (Kim), Lissette (Willy), and Yvonne (Brian), passed away on May 20, 2024, at the age of 69, after a long battle with bone and breast cancer as well as Parkinson's. Despite her immense bravery and the constant support and love from her family and friends, her treatment was unsuccessful. Her final moments were spent peacefully in her home, surrounded by her husband and daughter Bridget.

Known for her smile, positive outlook in life, and her happiness, Stacy/Mom/Mom Mom will be remembered by her family and friends. Stacy will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Stacy’s family asks that she be remembered for the constant joy and laughs she brought to others in life, not the sadness of her passing.

She is survived by siblings Patricia Jankowski (Joe), Kay Aglidjan (Avedis), and Anthony Owens (Christine) as well as her grandchildren Madison (Kieran), Timmy, Jared, Aidan, Brianna, Shea, Jake, and Charlie. She also leaves behind many friends and her favorite collection of fashionista clothes, shoes, jewelry, decorations for every holiday, music, and a glass of White Zinfandel.

Ever the life of the party, Stacy was always very clear a party should be held upon her death. In fulfillment of that wish, we invite you to send her off in style. Simply bring yourself and your favorite memory of Stacy to share. A private ceremony will be held in July as a Celebration of Life and the family and friends will receive a private invitation. During this celebration, we will share pictures and videos of her journey.

Glenn LaBadie

Glenn LaBadie, born January 16th, 1955 passed away on May 8th, 2024, at the age of 69 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the son of the late Patricia Weir and Richard LaBadie. Beloved husband to the late Jeannie LaBadie. Loving father to Glenn LaBadie (Sheena), Daina Mervine (Jack), Ryan LaBadie and the late Maya LaBadie. Loving brother to Patricia LaBadie, Richard LaBadie, Patricia Weir, and Arthur Weir. Glenn will be lovingly missed by his 6 grandchildren as well as nieces and nephews. Services will be held at the convenience of the family.