Delores Steelman, of Northeast Philadelphia, passed away on June 16th, 2019, at the age of 60. Beloved wife of William Steelman. Loving mother of Colleen Heiser. Devoted grandmother of Kaitlyn and Eric. Sister of Harry Hansen, Gayle Shank, Mike Hansen, Madge Layfield and the late Christopher Hansen. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to gather remember and celebrate Delores’ life on Sunday June 30th from 1:00PM-4:00PM at NFIA Hall 1961 Summit Ave. Trevose, PA 19053. Please omit flowers and make donations to William Steelman to help offset medical expenses incurred for Delores’ care.  


Gilberto Alonso, of North Philadelphia, passed away on June 15th, 2019, at the age of 71. He is survived by his 2 sisters, Blanca Iris Deynes and Elizabeth Rodriguez as well as children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing and funeral on Saturday June 22nd from 7:30AM to 9:00AM at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts). There will be a Prayer Service at 9:00AM in the funeral home with burial to follow in Greenmount Cemetery.   


Mary Jane Szewczak, of the Mayfair section, passed away on June 14th, 2019, at the age of 66. Loving daughtrer of the the late Helen M. (nee Wixted) and Richard A. Szewczak, Sr. Loving sister of Geraldine Smith (Michael), Helene Szewczak, Joseph Szewczak (Georgia), Carol Anne Szewczak, Catherine Huffnagel (James) and the late Richard A. Szewczak, Jr. (Mary). Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to her viewing and funeral on Thursday June 20th from 9:00AM to 10:30AM in St. Timothy RC Church 3001 Levick St. There will be a Funeral Mass 10:30AM with burial to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Mary Jane’s memory to the Luekemia Lymphoma Society 


Bernadette Ragland, of North Philadelphia, passed away on June 14th, 2019, at the age of 65. Loving mother of Jay Ragland. Devoted grandmother of Destiny, Ayla and Macaia. Great grandmother of Adonis. Survived by her brothers George, Carlton, Chuckie and her sister Denise, as well as many loving nieces and nephews. Services are pending and will be announced in the coming days. 


Laurence Marnet, formerly of West Philadelphia, passed away on June 14th, 2019, at the age of 76. Husband of the late Carole Marnet. Loving father of Lorraine Marnet and Cherly Lewis (Zaileon). Devoted Pop-Pop of 3 granddaughters. Brother of Katherine Ricker (Norm) and the late Martha Spann (George). All services will be held at a later date by his family with date and time to be announced.  


Steven DiGiacomo, of Northeast Philadelphia, passed away on June 12th, 2019, at the age of 41. Beloved father of Steven. Loving brother of John DiGiacomo, Ashley  and Sabrina, grandson of Marie DiGiacomo, also survived by his nephews, Alex, Aiden, Ryan as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. Sadly missed by Tami, the mother of his son, Steven. Predeceased by his parents, John and Kelly (nee Lafty). Family and friends are invited to Steven’s viewing and funeral on Friday June 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, where stories will be told and memories shared. Burial will be at a later date, in private by his family. 


Joseph M. McClay, of Northeast Philadelphia, passed away on June 7th, 2019, at the age of 42. Proprietor of Jameson Roofing. Loving father of  Rayna and Jameson. Brother of Kimmarie McClay and Edward McClay. Also survived by 5 nieces and nephews.  Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Joe’s life on Sunday June 23rd at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts). You may visit and comfort the McClay Family during the viewing from 9:00AM to 11:00AM in the funeral home. After the viewing there will be words of remembrance at 11:00AM where stories will be told and memories shared. Burial will be at a later date. Please omit flowers and make donations in Joe’s memory to help set up an education fund for his 2 children. Click Here to Donate


Kathleen Theis, of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, passed away June 9th, 2019 at the age of 83. Beloved wife of the late Andrew Theis. Loving mother of Virginia Theis and Connie Horninger (Gary). Grandmother of Andrew Bell, Evelyn Bell and Audra Bell. Sister of Mary Ann Marchesa (Vincent) and Francis Kazmier (Cecilia). She is also survived by 6 nieces, nephews and several cousins. Services will be at a later date. Please make donations in Kathleen’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association and the ASPCA.


Charles J. Gehringer, formerly of the Mayfair section, passed away on June 7th, 2019, at the age of 87. Charles was a retired employee for PGW, and longtime volunteer at Aid for Friends. Loving husband of the late Geraldine Gehringer. Loving father of   Barbara Lang (Al), Jane Morrison (Bob) and Paul Gehringer (Heather). Devoted Peep of Jessica Morrison, Joseph Morrison, Kristen Morrison, Eric Morrison, Madison Gehringer and Kaycee Gehringer. Also survived his sister Louise Boughton as well as many other loving family members. Family and friends are invited to Charles’ viewing and funeral on Wednesday Evening June 12th from 7:00-9:00PM at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts). There will be another viewing on Thursday morning in St. Timothy RC Church from 10:00am to 11:00am. After the viewing there will be a Funeral Mass at 11:00am with burial to follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Charles’ memory to St. John’s Hospice 1221 Race St. Phila., PA 19107  


Timothy Gilroy, of Center City Philadelphia passed away at home on June 4, 2019, at the age of 62.  Tim had been retired for many years but previous to his retirement he worked in NYC at the New York Foundling Hospital in the Department of Human Resources.  He had a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the University of Scranton. He is survived by his sisters – Patricia Gilroy, Wilmington Delaware, Eileen Haggerty (James), Scranton, Pennsylvania and Erin Gilroy, Boston, Massachusetts.   He is also survived by his 2 nieces – Julia Haggerty, Occoquan, Virginia and Clare Haggerty, Scranton, Pennsylvania. As per the decedent’s request, there will be no viewing or services.


Luis Peña, born in Brooklyn New York resided in Philadelphia , passed away June 5th, 2019 at the age of 60. Son of the late Angela Davila, Luis Pena Sr. Also survived by his step father Arnaldo. Loving husband of Luz Peña. Beloved father of Elvin Ayala, Jackie Ortiz ,Paco (son in law) and Ivette Rodriguez. Grandfather of 8 grandchildren and great grandfather of 2 great grandchildren. Loving brother of Aida, Lydia, Tiny, Miriam, Dave, June and the late Brunilda, Margie and Lillian. Predeceased by his nephew Allen. He will be missed by his nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Luis Pena also known as Papo was born to the late Angela Davila and Luis Pena on August 7 1958 he was raised in Brooklyn where he attended elementary and high school he left home to Persue his dreams in Philly but he always carried New York in his heart….As a young boy Papo loved the sport of baseball not only did he played he coached as well. Everyone that knew him have their own personal halirous memory with him which they will carry in their Hearts forever. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Luis’ life on Thursday Evening, June 13th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila. PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort Luis’ family from 6:00PM-8:00PM. There will be another viewing Friday Morning, June 14th in the Funeral Home from 10:00AM-11:00AM. There will be a Prayer Service at 11:00AM. Burial to follow in Magnolia Cemetery.  

 

 


Catherine M. Flynn, of the Philadelphia Protestant Home, passed away on June 4th, 2019, at the age of 95. Loving sister of Mary Flynn. At the request of the family there will be no services.


Dorothy Anne Victoria Donatelli, passed away May 22nd, 2019 at the age of 81. Loving wife of Jesus Angelo Ibañez. Former wife of Frank A. Donatelli (Janet). Beloved mother of Anne Michele Cashwell (Michael) and Natalie Boggi (Robert). Sister of Stanley Plawa (Sandi) and Karen Shemanski (Anthony). Loving grandmother of Eric, Steven, Austin, Dominic and Rocco. Great-grandmother of Aubrey, Ava and Edie. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and loved ones. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Dorothy’s life on Saturday June 22nd at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Philadelphia PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort Dorothy’s family during the visitation from 11:00AM-12:30PM. There will be a Prayer Service at 12:30PM in the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers you may make donations in Dorothy’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association.


Michael T. Gibbons, of the Mayfair section, originally from Swampoodle,  passed away on June 2nd, 2019, at the age of 87. Beloved husband for 65 years to Margaret Gibbons. Loving father of Michael “Mickey” Gibbons, Timothy Gibbons, Kevin Gibbons, John Gibbons and Kyle Gibbons. Devoted grandpop of 6 and great grand pop of 5. Also survived by his 2 brothers William Gibbons, Jimmy Gibbons and 1 sister, Mary Gibbons. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Michael’s life on Monday June 10th in St. Bernard RC Church (Cotttage & Bleigh Sts).  You may visit and comfort the Gibbons Family during the visitation from 9:00AM to 10:30AM in the church. There will be a Funeral Mass at 10:30AM. Entombment will take place in private at a later date, with military honors, in Washington Crossing National Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers please make donations in Michael’s memory to The Dementia Society of America. https://www.dementiasociety.org/donate


Carmela Callipari, of Northeast Philadelphia by way of Calabria, Italy, passed away on June 1st, 2019, at the age of 97. Beloved mother of Caroline DeCicco (Luigi) and Josephine Onorato (Tony). Devoted Grandmother of Joe DeCicco (Cara), Rocco DeCicco, Tina Nataloni (Tom), Salvatore Onorato and Marco Onorato. Loving Great-Grandmother of Elliana and Luca DeCicco, and Antonio Onorato. Also survived by her adoring sister, Rosa Filippone and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Carmela’s life on Thursday June 6th with a viewing from 9:30AM to 10:30AM in Resurrection of Our Lord RC Church (Castor & Shelmire Aves.). There will be a Funeral Mass at 10:30AM with burial to follow in S.S. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Springfield, PA


Walter S. Winters, Jr. passed away June 1, 2019.  He was born September 13, 1928 and on February 8, 1957 married Dorothy.  They were married for 56 years.  Dorothy predeceased Walt on October 14, 2013.  He is survived by his daughter Cheryl and son Walter, III. He had a strong work ethic that he applied to everything he did.  Everyone benefitted from his strong work ethic.  There was never a project too big or too small.  He was a true renaissance man. He was a Korean War Veteran and would have returned to visit Korea, had he been in better health.  He was a member of the Korean War Veterans Association, Inc. and Veteran of Foreign Wars.Walt belonged to many Masonic organizations.  He was a member of Mount Pickering Lodge, Tall Cedars of Lebanon Mainline Forest 153. He held the post of Past District Deputy Grand Master Tall Cedars of District 10.  He had current membership status in the following organizations: Knights of the York Cross of Honour, The American Legion 602, The Lehigh Valley Joshua Association, Council of Anointed Kings, Commandery 55 of Knights Templar, Palestine Council 8, R. & S.M.M., Coatesville Royal Arch Chapter 267, Tall Cedars of Lebanon Spring City Forest 34. Walt also had an Amateur Radio License and insisted that his wife and children also obtain licenses. Walt was an avid boater and fisherman.  Throughout his lifetime he owned boats from 12 feet to 30 feet.  He applied his talents to building a Cedar Strip Canoe.  He made furniture and other wooden projects.  He also enjoyed making wine and brandy. Most importantly, he was a loving husband and father.  He was generous to a fault and a good friend to many. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Walt’s life on Friday June 7th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts). You may visit and comfort the Winters family during the viewing from 9:30AM-11:00AM in the funeral home. After the viewing there will be a Masonic Service at 11:00AM, Prayer Service at 11:15AM, with burial to follow in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, PA.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Walter’s memory to: Philabundance 3616 South Galloway Street Philadelphia, PA 19148 www.philabundance.org

 


Vivian Thomasina Kaczor, “Toni” of the Mayfair section, passed away on May 22nd, 2019, at the age of 78. Longtime owner/operator Hair’s My Love salon. Beloved wife of Peter Kaczor. Loving mother of Bruno Marcinkowski, Jr. (Stacie) and Samantha Marcinkowski. Loving sister Thomas, Phil, Raymond and the late Butch. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews as well as many loving in-laws, stepchildren and extended family members whom she cherished. Family and friends are invited to gather remember and celebrate Vivian’s life on Thursday May 30 at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts) You may visit and comfort Toni’s family during the viewing from 9:30AM to 11:00AM in the Funeral Home. After the viewing there will be a Prayer Service at 11:00AM. Burial will be at a later date.


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