William Phillips Jr., of Northeast Philadelphia, sadly passed away December 2, 2022, at the age of 74. Son of the late William Phillips Sr. and Mary Phillips. Beloved husband of Patricia Phillips. Loving father of Jason Wilsey (Charlene). Cherished grandpop of Aaliyah and Jessica. Brother of Kenny Phillips, Anne Marie Boyd, Mary Lou Stem and Terry Phillips. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate William’s life on Thursday December 15th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort William’s family during his viewing from 9:00AM-10:15AM. Burial to follow with funeral honors in Washington Crossing National Cemetery. Please keep his family in your prayers. 


Herman Leon Prosser, of Southwest Philadelphia, peacefully passed away at home, surrounded by his loving family, on December 4, 2022, at the age of 75. Son of the late Walter and Carrie Prosser. Beloved husband of Joanne Prosser. He is survived by his children, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Beloved grandfather of 8 grandchildren, great-grandfather of 5 great-grandchildren and great-great grandfather of 1 great-great grandchild. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Herman’s life on Tuesday December 13th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort Herman’s family during his visitation from 9:30AM-11:00AM. There will be a prayer service in the funeral home at 11:00AM. Please keep his family in your prayers.


Michael Joner, of Huntingdon Valley PA, formerly of Philadelphia, sadly passed away November 23, 2022 at the age of 76. He was a proud member of the U.S. Army, joined on his 18th birthday, and served 3 tours in the Vietnam War. Beloved husband of 36 years to Paula Joner (née Grossman). Loving father of Michael Joner (Shelah) and Michele Joner (Bo). Cherished grandfather of 8 grandchildren and great-grandfather of 5 great-grandchildren. His wishes were for no services, but family will hold a private memorial service at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to the National Kidney Foundation – https://www.kidney.org/donation


Dorothy Cooney, of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, sadly passed away December 4, 2022 at the age of 82. Daughter of the late William and Dorothy Linker. Loving wife of the late Edward Cooney. Beloved mom of Linda White (Andrew Razzo), Donna Lynch (Sean) and Janet Lafferty (Christopher). Cherished mom mom of Patrick, Ryan, Courtney, Nikki, Jayme, Shannon, Kelsey, Brittany, Brynn, Brooke, Morgan and the late Christopher, Brendan and Caitlin. Loving mi mi of Kenzie, Brayden, KaiReese, Hayzel, Karter and one great-grandchild on the way, Shae. Sister of Joan Caulden (Gene) and the late William Linker. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews. She will be missed by Mary Middleman as well as her very close neighbors and friends.  Service are pending, and will be announced in the coming days. 

 


Abel Rivera, of the Kensington section of Philadelphia, passed away on December 3, 2022, at age 75. Beloved son of the late Modesto Rivera and Magdena Benitez Zabaleta. Loving brother of Nathaniel Rivera, Diana Rivera, Tito Rivera and Modesto Rivera. Sadly missed by many loving nieces and nephews. Services are pending and will be announced in the coming days. 


Edward T. Luckiewicz, of Rydal PA, formerly of Camden N.J., sadly passed away November 28, 2022 at the age of 80. Beloved husband of Katherine Luckiewicz. Loving father of Ed Luckiewicz (Kathleen) and Natalie McGinley (John). Cherished grandfather of Michael (Amanda), Kaylee and Eddie and great-grandfather of Lucas, Emily, Audrey, Nora and JoJo. Brother of Robert Luckiewicz and the late Tadz Luckiewicz. Edward was a Chemical Engineer and Adjunct Professor. He was also the proud co-author of the book, Practical Process Engineering: A Working Approach to Plant Design. From his family; “Your life was a gift to all you met, especially your family. We will never be the same without you, but will share what you gave us, so your light will live forever.” Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Edward’s life on Saturday December 3rd at St. Hilary of Poitiers Church (820 Susquehanna Rd., Rydal, PA 19046). You may visit and comfort Edward’s family during his visitation from 9:30am – 11:00am. There will  be a funeral mass at 11:00am. Please omit flowers and make donations in Edward’s name to the Amyloidosis Foundation. Click Here.

 


Daniel J. Sweeney, Jr. formerly of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, passed away on November 28, 2022, at age 69. Beloved son of the late Daniel J. Sr. and Anne (nee Froschle). Loving brother of Bob Sweeney (Donna) and the late Joan Sweeney. Sadly missed by 2 nieces, 1 great niece and many cousins.  Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing and funeral on Tuesday, December 6, from 9:00am – 10:00am in Immaculate Heart of Mary RC Church, 819 Cathedral Rd. Phila., PA 19128. There will be a funeral mass at 10:00am with burial to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Please omit flowers and kindly consider donations in Daniel’s memory to KenCrest  


Rita M. Herrmann (nee Downing), formerly of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, passed away on November 28, 2022, at age 89. Beloved wife of the late Robert F. Herrmann, Sr. Loving mother of Robert F. Herrmann, Jr. (Julie) and Frank Herrmann (Kristin). Devoted grandmom of Ella and Lily. Also survived by her brother, Edward Downing (Diane), as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to attend her visitation and funeral on Monday, December 5, from 10:30am – 11:30am  at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts) There will be a prayer service at 11:30am with burial to follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider donations in Rita’s memory to Philadelphia Protestant Home (Benevolent Fund) 6500 Tabor Ave. Phila., PA 19111  


Francis Murphy, “Terry” of the Bustleton section of Philadelphia, passed away on November 27, 2022, at age 70. Husband of the late Victoria Hodge Murphy. Father of the late Jodie Hodge and Darlene Hodge. Predeceased by his grandson, Damien Stone.  Loving brother of William Murphy (Cheryl), Joseph Murphy, Judith Scully and Mary Springer, Also survived by many nieces, nephews and his goddaughter, Jennifer Kaufmann. Great uncle of Robert Kaufmann, III, the late, Zachary Kaufmann, Ashton Kaufmann, At the request of Francis’ family, there will be no services at this time.  


James F. Wohlhueter, a 58-year resident of Yardley Borough, died on November 17, 2022, surrounded by his family. He was 85. Jim is survived by his wife of 63 years, Valda, his son, Scott (Susan), his daughter, Kim (Albert) and his sister, Barbara. Jim was born and raised in Colden, New York. He was one of five children of Frederick and Mable Wohlhueter.  Jim graduated from Springville High School in 1954 and SUNY at Fredonia in 1959 where he received a BS in Education. Jim received his MBA from the University of Buffalo in 1962 and completed doctoral studies in 1965 at the University of Pennsylvania. Jim enjoyed a 35-year career at Educational Testing Service and retired in 1999 as the Acting Vice President of Human Resources. He was an active member of AAMH in Princeton, NJ. Jim had a wide range of interests. He was an avid gardener and an excellent cook. Music played an important role in his life and was a long-time member of the Pennsbury Community Chorus. He was an active member of the Adult Choir at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection where he served as the Superintendent of the Sunday School, Vice President of the Congregation and a member of several Call Committees. Jim and his wife Valda traveled extensively and fulfilled a lifelong dream of Jim’s to go on safari. Jim will be dearly missed by his extended family, friends, colleagues and “ granddaughters” Maggie and Emma. Family and friends are invited to attend his visitation and memorial on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1700 Makefield Rd. Yardley, Pa 19067. You may visit and comfort James’ family from 10:00am – 11:00am. Funeral service to follow at 11:00am. Burial will take place at a later date in private by his family. 


Rafael Rodriguez, of the Frankford section of Philadelphia, passed away on November 21, 2022, at age 37. Beloved son of Gloria Rodriguez and the late Javier Hernandez. Loving brother of Delia, Denise, Katiria, Sasha, Alex, Lisandro, Justin and Jacob. Devoted uncle of Shaniya, Alex, Delilah, Jenise, Isabella, Avrianna, King, Milan, Kenzo, Kayson and Harmony. Family and friends are invited to attend visitation and funeral on Friday, December 2, from 9:00am – 10:00am  at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts) Once the visitation is concluded, the family respectfully requests private family only services. Burial will be handled in private at a later date.  


Gail Kohler, of the Fishtown section of Philadelphia, sadly passed away November 21, 2022 at the age of 70. Beloved wife of Wayne Kohler. Loving mother of Wayne “Buddy” Jr. Kohler (Jaime) and Kyle Kohler (Aimee). Loving grandmother of 4 grandchildren. She is survived by her twin brother Ronnie, her sister Darlene as well as several other siblings and nieces and nephews. At the request of the family there will be no services. Please keep them in your prayers. 

 


Luis Angel Cruz, II, of the Olney section of Philadelphia, passed away on November 18, 2022, at age 34. Beloved son of Evelyn Cruz (Aileen Y. Rosario). Loving brother of Malik A. Daniells, Nicholas G. Miranda (Michelle) and Brandon L.  Miranda. Grandson of Rosa M. Castillo. God son of Angie Pabon, nephew of Rita Estrada (Jose Vazquez-Vidal), Jeanette Cruz (Alexandra) and Robert Pedrogo.  Family and friends are invited to attend his visitation and memorial on Monday November 28, from 9:30am – 11:00am at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts) There will be a prayer service at 11:00am. Further arrangements will be held in private by his family. 


 Christopher Cook, of Northeast Philadelphia, sadly passed away November 16, 2022 at the age of 60. Son of the late Albert and Betty Cook. Beloved husband of Stacey Rodgers Cook. Stepfather of John Rodgers. Brother of Albert Cook. He will be missed by his niece Samantha Diaz, his great-niece K.J. Wheeler, and his two cats, Shi Shi and Little Boy. Christopher worked at Bemis company as a machinist for over 16 years. He will be remembered for being a good and kind man. Please keep his family in your prayers. 


Tommy W. Booth, of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, passed away on November 14, 2022, at age 64. Loving father of Beau Booth (Rose) and Janet Booth. Grandfather of  Ciera Rose Booth and Beau Michael Booth, Jr. Brother of Darlene Ringler and John Smith (Shelly). Uncle of Brandy Lee Herman (Matthew), Robert Ringler (Kristy), Bridgette Broderick (Sean) and David Ringler. Also survived by his great nieces and nephews and one great great niece.  At the request of Tommy’s family there will be no services at this time. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. 


Billy Junior McRae, of the Ogontz section of Philadelphia, passed away ot home, surrounded by his loving family on November 14, 2022, at age 73. Beloved husband of Betty McRae (nee Mack). Loving father of  Michael, Melissa, Michelle, Corey, Selina, Anthony, Marlon and the late Cindy. Sadly missed by many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Brother of Odell, Jimmy, Wayne, Duey, Ernestine, Annie, Jeantris and the late Marilyn, Valene, Gussie, Bertha and Bennie. Predeceased by his parents, Booker T. McRae and Donnie McRae. Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing and funeral on Friday, November 25, from 10:00am – 11:00am at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts) There will be a funeral service at 11:00am. Further arrangements will be handled in private by his family.  


Daniel F. Murray, Jr.,  of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, passed away on November 10, 2022, at age 87.   Beloved husband of Frances M. Murray (née Mingle). Loving father of Frances McEntee (Jack), Daniel F. Murray III (Leslie), Kathleen Emery (Patrick) and Theresa Lizzio (Joseph). Devoted grandfather of Beverly, Daniel, IV, Shannon, Sean, Ian, Mary Kate and Meghan. Also survived by one great grandson, Beau. Brother of John Murray (the late Nancy), James Murray (Eileen) and the late Frances Mary Murray. Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing Thursday evening, November 17, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts)  There will be an additional viewing on Friday morning in St. Timothy RC Church (3001 Levick St. Philadelphia, Pa 19149) from 9:30am – 10:30am.   Funeral Mass to follow 10:30am. Burial will be held in private by Dan’s family. He will be laid to rest, with military honors, in Washington Crossing National Cemetery.  Please omit flowers and kindly consider donations in Dan’s memory to either St. Timothy RC Church at  the address listed above or to Semper Fi Fund


Catherine Aviles, of Philadelphia, PA, sadly passed away November 7, 2022, at the age of 63. Loving wife of Edwin Aviles. Beloved mother of Edward Aviles. Cherished grandmother of Edward Aviles Jr. and Sophia Aviles. She will be deeply missed by her extended family and friends. There will be no services, as per Catherine’s wishes. Please keep her family in your prayers. Thank you.

 


James M. Ricardo, of Northeast Philadelphia, sadly passed away November 5, 2022,  at the age of 55. Beloved son of Frank and Joan Ricardo. Loving father of Emily Maria Ricardo. Cherished brother of Fran, Elena, Ray, Miriam and Xi. He will be missed by his nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate James’ life on Tuesday November 15th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort James’ family during the viewing from 9:30am – 11:00am. There will be a prayer service in the funeral home at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider making donations in James’ memory to his daughter, Emily. You may contact the Ricardo family for further information regarding donations. Thank you. 


Raymond Gardner (Ray) from Ardsley Pennsylvania, passed away suddenly in the early morning of Nov 2nd, 2022, at the age of 78. He was the son of the late Mildred and Arthur Gardner and brother of the late Arthur Lincoln Gardner Jr. He was the beloved husband of Maryann Gardner, loving father of Jennifer Gardner Lavin (Joseph Lavin), Elizabeth Gardner, grandfather of  Josh Gardner. Raymond is also survived by his many nieces, nephews, cousins, and life-long friends.

Ray was a big guy with an even bigger heart. He was always lending a helping hand to anyone who needed his help, friends and strangers alike. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandson. He also loved nature and animals. He enjoyed taking long walks with his dog and holding his cat in his lap. Each summer he could be found swimming in the public pool or fishing and reading a good book on the beach in Cape May. He was an avid rockhound and loved classic cars and trains. He is deeply loved by his family and community, and he will be greatly missed by many. Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing and funeral on Friday, November 11, from 9:30am 10:30am in Queen of Peace RC Church, 820 North Hills Ave. Glenside, Pa 19038. There will be a funeral mass at 10:30am with burial to follow in Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider donations in Ray’s memory to Queen of Peace Church at the address listed above.