Geraldine Neals, of Trevose PA, passed away on March 4th, 2021, at age 79. Beloved wife of the Late John Pearce Neals. Loving daughter of the late Edward and Olga Olkowski (nee Lehman). Loving Mother of Christina Zettlemoyer and 1 Son. Loving Sister of Joan Chambers, Tommy Olkowski, Franny Olkowski and the late Edward Olkowski. Beloved grandmother of Rick Zettlemoyer (Sasha Anistratova) and Casey Connelly (Bill). She will be dearly missed by Cinnamon, Macey, Bailey, Basil, Julie and the late Tippy-T, Poncho, Jet, Kathy, Tina, Lady, Kelly, Rusty, C.C. , Gypsy, Cora and Bella. At the request of Geraldine’s family, a memorial service will be planned for a later date. Please make donations in Geraldine’s memory to Pawsome Southern Rescue 163 Davidson Rd Bonaire, GA 31005 or on Venmo (@pawsome-SouthernRescue) or Cashapp ($PawsomeSR) or Paypal Pawsomsouthernrescue@yahoo.com.

 

 

 


Baussoir Fleurant, of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, passed away on March 4th, 2021, at age 74. Beloved husband of Letena Fleurant. Loving father of Sonia Fleurant, Michaelle Fleurant, Carole Fleurant, Guirlene Fleurant, Guitielo Fleurant, Edouldo Fleurant, Ketly Levielle. Grandfather of Edwin Fleurant, Brianna Fleurant, Wilky Pierre Louis, Dawn Cheron, Isaac Renfort, Ivy Renfort, Kiana Ineus, Bertony Dupre, Carolyne Joseph, Giovanni Fleurant, Tano Fleurant, Mason Fleurant, Jackson Fleurant, Scarlette Fleurant, Hudson Fleurant, Nora Asnise and Maxiana Asnise. Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing and funeral on Saturday March 13th, from 9:30-10:30am in St. Martin of Tours RC Church, 5450 Roosevelt Blvd. Phila. There will be a Funeral Mass at 10:30am. There will be no burial that day as Baussoir’s family wished to take his cremated remains back to his homeland, Haiti.


David L. English, a resident of Watermark in Philadelphia, died March 3 , 2021, in Philadelphia. He was born in Bethlehem, PA on May 6, 1926 to Lester S. and Gretchen H. English. He was predeceased by his wife Mariann, brother William, sister Doris Smullin and son John.

English graduated from Villanova University with the first class of the Holloway Program for naval officers. He served in combat in Korea on USS Gurke and LST 975 and resigned with the rank of Lt. jg. He began his career in purchasing at Bethlehem Steel. In 1975 he earned the designation of Certified Purchasing Manager, and he was a Life Member in the National Association of Purchasing Management. He held positions with International Utilities, Mayer Pollock, Sharon Steel, Republic Steel, and LTV Steel Company, Cleveland, from which he retired in 1991.

His lifelong interests were classical and big band music, and he enjoyed playing trumpet, singing and acting. The band he led, The Society Six, performed in the early 1950s. Woodworking was a hobby and he built four wooden sailboats. He also held an FAA private pilot’s certificate. In the mid-1960s he was elected to the school board of the Bethlehem Area School District.

English is survived by daughters Carleton Sheppard and Mary-Chilton van Hees; and sons David and Stanley. He leaves 3 granddaughters and one great-grandson. His three stepchildren are Zoann Spencer Callahan, Suzan Spencer, and Steven Spencer.

Donations in his name may be made to Villanova Scholarship Fund, Picotte Hall at Dundale, 800 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova, PA  19085

 


Willie Ann McGuire, the University City section of Philadelphia, passed away on February 27th, 2021, at age 84. My name is William I am the son of Willie Ann McGuire it’s my honor to tell you about the exceptional woman I was lucky enough to call Mom. Willie Ann (Billy) was born to Thomas and Polly Wilks on March 9th 1936 most people knew she grew up in Philadelphia but not everyone knows she was actually born in the small town in Virginia called Charlotte Courthouse Virginia. Philadelphia became the city and home that she loved. My mother always thought everything was more special than it was, that’s probably why both my wife Rita, Bella ( Grandma’s baby) our dog and I thought you were incredibly special. Mom’s friends and family who walk through the doors of her home felt special also. Miss Billy or Miss Ann whatever name you knew her by was not a mild or meek woman she was feisty and would put you in your place in a minute and will smile at you the same time. If she likes you you would have a friend for life. Mom may never have had a glamorous career and she didn’t ever pursue any education beyond high school, but she was well respected within the community. Mom was one of four children, Mahalia (Sis), Carl and Edd (Betny). Mom had many nephews and two nieces that loved her. She will be highly missed by friends and family. Mom live the simple life but with great zest. She proved you didn’t need to pursue some great calling beyond loving the people around you to make a sizable impact. I would like to carry on her Legacy by making the people around us feel special and by making friends wherever we go.

I would like to thank my cousin Big Rick for being there for her, also Miss Lois and Miss Greer.  the Penn Medical team, Nurse Patti and Social Worker Miss Jill. The Mount Vernon Property Management team, Miss Nelsi and the maintenance team.

 


Marguerite LaBrie, of thee Castor Gardens section of Philadelphia, passed away February 27th at the age of 80. Beloved wife of the late Louis Diaz. Loving mother of Sandra Jackson (John), Marguerite Moyer (Richard), Nancy Fitzgerald (Joseph), Nephtali “Steven” Rodriguez (Candace) and the late Linda Rodriguez. Mom mom of 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Sister of Patricia LaBrie, Phillip LaBrie (Christine) and the late Linda LaBrie. Aunt of Raymond Weber and Adam LaBrie. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Marguerite’s life on Thursday March 11th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) There will be a visitation from 2:00PM-3:00PM in the funeral home. A private service for Marguerite will be held at 3:00PM. Due to the current health concerns the visitation will be limited to 30 people. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing. Thank you.


Joseph V. Alphonse, of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, passed away on February 23rd, 2021, at age 74. Beloved husband of Edith Dupervil. Loving father of Fedna Alphonse and Evans Alphonse. Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing and funeral on Thursday March 4th, from 8:45am – 9:45am in St. William RC Church (6200 Rising Sun Ave. Phila., PA 19111) There will be a Funeral Mass at 10:00am with burial to follow in Magnolia Cemetery. 


David Allen Young, of the Torresdale section of Philadelphia, passed away February 26th, 2021 at the age of 78. Brother of Linda Frost (Brad). He will be missed his beloved friend Charles McIntyre as well as his Mariott Family and extended friends. There will be no services as David’s ashes will be taken back to his hometown in Maine. Please make donations in David’s memory to the ASPCA. Click Here


Loretta Lockhart (nee Strike), of the Kensington section of Philadelphia, was born on November 23rd, 1935 and passed away February 25th, 2021 at the age of 85. Wife of the late Patrick Lockhart. Loving mother of Pat Coughlin (John). Beloved grammy of Sandy Neubauer, Hank Roberts and the late Cindy Roberts. She will be missed by her great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Due to the current health concerns Loretta’s family will be holding a private viewing and burial for her. She will be laid to rest in Resurrection Cemetery. Please keep them in your prayers. Thank you.

 


Joseph J. Berthcsi, of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, passed away on February 25th, 2021, at age 78. Beloved husband of Anitha Berthcsi. Joseph is survived by three brothers, two sisters, nieces, nephews and cousins. Joseph’s family has decided to hold a private graveside service and burial. Please keep his family in your daily prayers. 


Joseph Morrin, of Philadelphia, PA, passed away on February 19th, 2021.  Born in West Chester, Pa on January 10th, 1957.  Preceded by his parents James and Rita Morrin, and stepdaughter Kimberly Tedeschi. Survived by his wife Nancy of 22 years, his stepchildren Antonio (Lynn) Tedeschi of Bayville, NJ and Roni Artale of University Heights Ohio, his grandchildren Michael, Gabriella, and Antonio J., his brothers Jim Morrin and William (Liz) Morrin, his sisters Pat Morrin, Kathy (Bruce) Apfelbaum, Rita Morrin and many nieces and nephews.  Joe was an avid fisherman who enjoyed boating and fishing with his brother Bill. He founded his business Legal-Ease Enterprises in 1987 where he worked closely with local attorneys, Sheriff offices, and Judges. He was also co-founder of Bar Doctors, where he brokered the sale of bars and restaurants.  He loved music and concerts.  More than anything he loved his wife Nancy and spending time with family. He was known by his Steubenville nieces and nephews as “Unka Joe the human jungle gym and silly string fairy.” He will always be remembered as a gentle giant with a huge heart who was kind to everyone.  A memorial gathering has been scheduled for Tuesday March 9th please contact the family directly for service information. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following GoFundMe page: Click Here


Nicole M. Rivera, of the Holmesburg/Mayfair section of Philadelphia, was born on November 9th, 1979 and passed away February 20th, 2021 at the age of 41. Beloved wife of Dennis Rivera. Loving mother of Justin Harris, Deanna Rivera and Isabella Rivera. Sister of Christopher Mozier, John Mozier, Johanna Szumski, Keith Robb and Katelynn Robb. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Nicole’s life on Tuesday March 2nd at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort Nicole’s family during the viewing from 9:30AM-10:30AM. There will be a Words of Remembrance Service at 10:30AM in the Funeral Home. Due to the current health concerns the viewing will be limited to 30 people. Please wear your masks and practice social distancing. Thank you. 



Lidia Cespedes
, of the Fox Chase section of Philadelphia, passed away on February 19th, 2021, at age 89. Loving mother of Yolanda, Maruta, Clara, Trini, Josefina, Elias, Juan, Morena, Manolin and Mayra. Sadly missed by her daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren and extended loving family. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing and funeral on Wednesday February 24th, from 9:30am – 11:00 am at Inglesia Zion Church, 635 W. Roosevelt Blvd. Phila.  There will be a Prayer Service at 11:00 am in the church. Burial to follow in Greenmount Cemetery. 


Catherine Marie Burns (nee Beck), of the Somerton section of Philadelphia, passed away on February 18th, 2021, at age 88. Beloved wife of the late Ronald Burns. Loving mother of Ronald Burns (Darlene), Beth Ennis (Michael), Donna Ricketts (Perry), Keith Burns (Janine) and Catherine Cifelli (Massimo). Also survived by 14 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to attend her viewing and funeral on Thursday, February 25th from 11:00am – 12:00 noon at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts) There will be a prayer service at 12:00 noon in the funeral home. Burial to follow in Oakland Cemetery. Because of the current health concerns, face masks are required and social distancing must be observed. 


Richard F. Bass, of the Castor Gardens section of Philadelphia, passed away on February 17th, 2021, at age 78. Beloved husband of Theresa Bass. Loving father of Shannon, Sara and Johanna. Devoted grandfather of Cassidy, Kristen and Dylan. Sadly missed by one sister, Jeanie and one brother, Ronnie. Because of the current health concerns, Richard’s family has decided to postpone services until everybody is able attend. The date and times will be announced once decided upon.  


Hugh P. Frank, Sr., of Feasterville, PA, passed away on February 17th, 2021, at age 75. Beloved husband of Sharon Frank (nee Sadowy). Loving father of Maryann Gegeckas (Richard), Hugh P. Frank, Jr., Dorothy Frank (Ed), Richard Frank, Phillip Frank (Robyn), Michael Frank (Nicole) and Brittany Frank. Sadly missed by several loving grandchildren and great grandchildren. Brother of Rosemarie Burke (Mickey)  and the late Charles Frank. Family and friends are invited to attend his visitation and funeral on Friday February 26th in St. Christopher RC Church (13301 Proctor Rd Phila) You may visit and comfort Hugh’s  family during the visitation from 9:30am – 10:30am in the church. There will be a funeral mass at 10:30am Burial to follow in Our Lady of Grace Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Hugh’s memory to the American Heart Association. DONATE HERE


Carole O’Donnell Bohn, of the Fox Chase section, formerly of Frankford, passed away on February 17th, 2021, at age 83. Loving mother of Kimberly O’Donnell-Unruh (Dale), Joseph O’Donnell (Julie) and the late Daniel O’Donnell. Devoted grandmother of Kellyanne O’Donnell, Daniel O’Donnell, Dylan O’Donnell, Kimberly O’Donnell, Roxsane Donato, Jason Kaminski (Racheal) and the late Tiffany O’Donnell. Great grandmother of Kieren, Angelina, Dezmon. Jada, Daja, Jason, Jaelyn, Jessa, Julianna, Michael and Emma. Also survived by her sister, Etta Hanratty.  Family and friends are invited to attend her visitation and funeral on Saturday February 27th at Gospel of Grace Church (315 Central Ave. Cheltenham, PA 19012) You may visit and comfort Carole’s family from 1:00 – 2:00pm in the church. There will be a funeral service at 2:00pm. Please omit flowers and make donations in Carole’s memory to Gospel of Grace Church a the address listed above.  


Maya LaBadie, of the Holmesburg section of Philadelphia, passed away February 14th, 2021 at the age of 30. Beloved daughter of Glenn LaBadie and the late Jean LaBadie. Loving sister of Glenn LaBadie (Sheena), Daina Mervine (Jack) and Ryan LaBadie. She will be missed by her nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles as well as extended family and friends. Due to the current health concerns there will be no services. 


Modesto Rodriguez, of Philadelphia PA, passed away February 12th, 2021 at the age of 86. Son of the late Ramon and Maria Ruiz Rodriguez. Father of Sonia, Marty, Tina, Yolanda, Jamie and Marcos. Beloved brother of Tito, Elena, Gloria, Vidal and Lourdes. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren and extended family. Due to the current health concerns, Modestos’ family will be having a private viewing and burial. Modesto will be buried at Greenmount Cemetery. 


Frances Polsky, 101, passed away peacefully on February 15th, 2021 at Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line in Media, where she resided since December 2004.  Frances was born in Philadelphia on October 2nd, 1919 to Morris and Dora Polsky. She was predeceased by her parents, her brothers, Isadore (Bob) and Max, sister, Yetta Portner, and nieces, Esther Dinerman and Renee Polsky.  She is survived by her nephew, Harvey Portner (Mary), niece, Tikva Jeral, and great-nephews and nieces, Jay, Ann and Adam Dinerman, Doriann and Michael Portner, and Benjamin and Joseph Jeral. She lived in New York City and Fort Lauderdale, Florida before coming back to the Philadelphia area. At the pandemic’s end, a memorial service will be held at a later date. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the nurses and staff of the Wesley Pines and Meadows units for the great care Fran received.  

Raymond Reichel, of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, passed away on February 9th, 2021, at age 64, Beloved son of the late Frederick and Jadwiga “Heidi” Reichel. Brother of Waldemar Reichel (Connie) and Christopher Reichel (Patricia). Uncle to several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend his visitation and funeral on Friday, February 19th, from 1:00pm – 2:00p at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts)  Prayer Service to follow at 2:00pm. There will be no cemetery that day as Raymond’s wishes were to be cremated with his cremated remains scattered in the Gulf of Mexico.