Sarah Campbell, of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, passed away on September 17th, 2019, at the age of 36. Loving mother of Andrew, Sareena, Carter, Phobe and Noire. Daughter of Gary and Jeri Schaffer. Devoted granddaughter of Shirley Carr. Also survived by her brothers James and Derek, Sr., as well as 1 nephew Derek, Jr.  as well as a host of other loving family members. There will be a Memorial Service in the coming days with the schedule to be announced.


Anthony Bruce, of Northeast Philadelphia, passed away September 17th, 2019 at the age of 34. Loving father of Anthony Michael Bruce. Devoted son of Albert & Michele Bruce. Loving brother of Alex Bruce, Sr. (Kimberly Hiller), and Michael Bruce (Shannon). Also survived by his grandparents, Jack & Barbara Shearstone, as well as his nieces & nephews Brianna, Kayleigh, Daniella, Nathan, Ava, Avery, and Alex Jr. Family and friends are invited to Anthony’s viewing & funeral on Wed. Sept 25th from 11:30AM – 1:00PM at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) There will be a Remembrance Service at 1:00PM in the funeral home. Int. will be at a later date in Resurrection Cemetery.


Dolores “Dolly” Bushbeck, of the Mayfair section, passed away on September 17th, 2019, at the age of 87. Beloved wife of the late Charles R. Bushbeck. Loving mother of Kathleen Brzycki (Larry) and Chuck Bushbeck. Devoted Nan of Lauren Yelson (Dan), Ryan Bushbeck (Ellyn), Kevin Bushbeck, Michael Brzycki (Barbara), Joe Brzycki (Maureen) and Brian Brzycki. Also survived by 5 great grandchildren, Courtney, Francis, Grace, Joseph and Penelope, with a 6th great grandchild on the way.  Family and friends are invited to attend her viewing and funeral on Monday September 23rd, from 9:15AM to 10:15AM in St. Matthew RC Church 3000 Cottman Ave.. There will be a Funeral Mass at 10:30AM. Entombment will be at a later date in Washington Crossing National Cemetery.  


Michael J. Kelly, of Philadelphia PA, passed away September 18th, 2019 at the age of 63. Son of the late William and Regina Kelly. Loving husband of Cookie. Father of Tracy Spath (Jim). Papa of Andre Spath. Beloved brother of Robert Kelly, Joseph Kelly (Joyce), Eugene Kelly (the late Alberta), Patricia Subramanya (Mani) and the late William “Billy” Kelly. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Michael’s life on Thursday September 26th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort Michael’s family during the viewing from 9:30AM-11:00AM. There will be a Prayer Service at 11:00AM in the Funeral Home. Burial to follow in Rosedale Memorial Park. 

 


Carmen L. Ramirez, of North Philadelphia, passed away on September 15th, 2019, at the age of 82. Beloved wife of the late Julio Ramirez. Loving mother of Julio “Mickey” Ramirez (Evelyn) and Victor Ramirez (Lisa). Devoted grandmother of Jaclyn (Keith), Mickey (Kristy), Michael, Alex, Erica and Victoria. Great grandmother of Tiffany, Niah, Ryan, Christopher, Vincent, Dominic, Adrienne, Zayden, Carmello, Ashton, Michael, Jr. and Xavier, Great Great Grandmother of Layla. Also survived by her sister Alicia Delgaldo-Vazquez (Juan Ramos). Family and friends are invited to attend her viewing and funeral on Saturday September 21st from 9:30AM to 11:00AM at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts). There will be a Prayer Service at 11:00AM in the Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Greenmount Cemetery. 


Adalberto Franquiz passed away on September 11th, 2019, at the age of 79. Loving father of Benjamin Franquiz, Amanda Franquiz, Michael Franquiz, Minta Franquiz and the late Juan Franquiz.. Also survived 15 grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren. Brother of Jesus Franquiz. At the request of the family all services will be held privately.  


Joan C. Warner-Loughlin (nee Cubler), of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, passed away on Thursday September 12th, 2019, at the age of 89. Beloved wife of the late John. She is survived by her son Harry J. (Ann), Grandchildren, Ann (Bob) and Tracey, great grandson, Joe, brother Robert (Anna), sister-in-law Dorothy Cubler. Devoted aunt to Frank, Jr. (Debbie), Frank III, Brian (Nicole), Joey (Ashly),  Christina, James as well as many other nieces, nephews and friends. Family and friends are invited to attend her viewing and funeral on Wednesday September 18th from 9:00AM-10:30AM  at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts). There will be a Prayer Service at 10:30AM in the Funeral Home. Burial to follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.


Helen M. Howlett (nee Moore), formerly of South Philadelphia, passed away on September 7th, 2019, at the age of 74. Mother of Helen Howlett, Anna Brennan and Michael Joner (Shelah). Survived by 4 grandchildren. At the request of the family all services will be held at a later date.


Mario Garcia, Sr., of the Olney section of Philadelphia, passed away on September 10th, 2019, at the age of 70. Beloved husband of the late Linda. Loving father of Mario Garcia, Jr. (Nilsa), Victoria Garcia, Antonio Garcia (Bernice) and Cristina Garcia (Christian). Devoted Pop Pop of Cynthia (Jose), David, Michael, Alexander, Jonathan, Isaias, Alyssa, Laila, Rachael, Jasmine, Olivia and the the late Joshua. Great grandfather of Isabella, Emma, Dominic and Mia. Sadly missed by his brothers and sisters. Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing and funeral on Tuesday September 17th, from 9:30AM to 11:00AM at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts). There will be a Prayer Service at 11:00AM in the funeral home. Burial to follow in Magnolia Cemetery.  


Esmelinda Valles formerly of North Philadelphia, passed away on September 10th, 2019, at the age of 85. Loving mother of Luisa Claudio (Cruz), Margarita Martinez (the late Jose), Luz Rodriguez (Ray), Samuel Marquez (Juanita), Ester Marquez, Elizabeth Marquez, Rosaura Rivera (the late Mike) and Hermina Marquez. Also survived by 23 grandchildren, 58 Great Grandchildren and 16 Great Great Grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to atend her Esmelinda’s viewing and funeral on Friday September 20th from 9:30-11:00AM at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts). There will be a Prayer Service at 11:00AM in the funeral home. Burial to follow in Greenmount Cemetery.


Elwood B. Coleman, formerly of South Philadelphia, passed away on September 1st, 2019, at the age of 94. He is survived by his nephews Craig Coleman, Sr., and Tracy Coleman. He is the great uncle of Craig Coleman, Jr., Robert Coleman and Kia Scott. At the request of Elwood’s family, there will be a Memorial Service in the coming days with information on time and location to be announced.


Tia Florence Davalos, of Northeast Philadelphia, suddenly passed away on September 1, 2019 at the age of 39. Loving daughter of Joey and Eleanor Davalos. Wife of the late Scott Henry. Beloved mother of Taylor Henry, McKenna Henry and Abigail Henry. She is also survived by her siblings as well as several family members. She will be missed.


James Walsh, of the Tacony section of Philadelphia, passed away suddenly on September 4th, 2019, at the age of 43. Loving father of Destany Walsh and Kylee Walsh. Also survived by his siblings, Dawn, Bobby, Trisia and Janine, as well as many loving nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held in James’ memory on Friday September 13th at 10:00AM in St. Luke Bishop Hoffman Reformed Episcopal Church, 6701 Frankford Ave. (at Unruh Ave.). interment will be private. 


Sandra Bierzalo, of the Kensington Section of  Philadelphia, passed away on September 7th, 2019, at the age of 79. Loving mother of Christopher Bierzalo (Teang). Sadly missed by her grandchildren Vincent Beirzalo, Savannah Bierzalo and Christopher Bierzalo, Jr. At the request of Sandra’s family, there will be no services, as Sandra will be cremated. 


Michael McDonnell, of Northeast Philadelphia, passed away on September 6th, 2019, at the age of 28. Beloved son of James and Dorothy McDonnell. Loving brother of Kimberly Gasser (Eric). Grandson of Dorothy Cuddy (the late John) and Anna Mae McDonnell (the late Edward). Also survived by his God daughter Audrey Gasser as well as many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Family, friends and classmates of the graduating class of Father Judge HS, Class 2009,  are invited to attend his viewing and funeral on Wednesday evening from 6:00-8:00PM at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts). There will be a second viewing on Thursday morning from 9:30-11:00AM, followed by a Prayer Service at 11:00AM. Burial to follow in Oakland cemetery. Please omit flowers and make donations in Michael’s  memory to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. 


Alfred A. Ackiewicz Jr., of Northeast Philadelphia, suddenly passed away September 2nd, 2019 at the age of 55. Son of the late Alfred A. Ackiewicz Sr. and Mary Ackiewicz. Beloved father of Alfred Ackiewicz III and Adam Ackiewicz. Loving brother of  Mary Garvin (the late Dan) and Judy Brown (Mike). Uncle of Matthew Ackiewicz (Susan), Rebecca Brown, Jesse Brown, Olivia Ackiewicz, Alexa Ackiewicz and Owen Ackiewicz. Former husband of Kelly Ackiewicz. Also survived by Uncle Paul Strenshock, his first cousins Susan and Paula and their children. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Alfred’s life on Tuesday September 10th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort Alfred’s family during the visitation from 9:30AM-11:00AM. There will be a Prayer Service at 11:00AM in the Funeral Home. Burial to follow in Magnolia Cemetery. 


Bonnie Jean “Slick” Anzalone, of far Northeast Philadelphia, passed away on September 4th, 2019, at the age of 76. Mother of Suzanne Anzalone and Yvonne Hannah . Devoted soulmate for the last 19 years to William Grant. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Bonnie’s life on Thursday September 19th from 9:30AM to 11:00AM at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts). 


Alma V. O’Hara, of the Harrowgate section of Phila., passed away surrounded by her loving family on September 3rd, 2019, at the age of 81. Beloved wife of Edward P. O’Hara, Sr. . Loving mother of Debra Frank (Ron), Edward P. O’Hara, Jr. (Dorothy), Maureen McDermott, Mary Costello (Jerry) and Eva Neven (Ernest). Also survived by 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, as well as her 2 brothers, Thomas Colquhoun, Edward Colquhoun and her sister Mary Margaret Colquhoun. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Alma’s life on Monday September 9th in St. Joan of Arc RC Church ( 3546 Frankford Ave.) You may visit and comfort Alma’s family during the viewing from 8:30AM to 10:00AM in the church. There will be a funeral mass at 10:00AM. Burial will be at a later date in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Please omit flowers and make donations in Alma’s memory to Shriner’s Hospital.


Renee E. Polsky, of the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia, passed away September 2nd, 2019 at the age of 83. Loving niece of Frances Polsky. Beloved cousin of Harvey Portner (Mary) and the late Esther Dinerman (Bernard). She is also survived by her second cousins Michael, Doriann (Dan), Jay Dinerman (Linda), Adam Dinerman (Nadine) and Ann Dinerman (Jack). Services will be private. 


Alex Hondros, of the Frankford Section of Philadelphia lost his battle with addiction and passed away on August 31st, 2019, at the age of 33. Beloved son of Michael and Peggy Hondros. Loving brother of Christine Gallo (George), Michael Hondros, Jr.(Stacy) and Pete Hondros. Loving uncle of many nieces and nephews. Also survived by his aunt, uncle, cousins and his beloved pets. Family, friends and members of The United Brotherhood of Carpenters are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Alex’s life on Saturday September 7th, 2019 at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave Philadelphia PA. 19135. (Unruh & Frankford) You may visit and comfort Alex’s family during the visitation from 9:30AM to 11AM. There will be a Prayer Service at 11AM in the funeral home. Further arrangements and Interment will be held in private. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Alex’s name to St.Francis Inn or Morris Animal Refuge


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