Brian Keith VanHorn, Sr. formerly of the Kensington section, passed away December 11th, 2019, at age 46. Loving father of Brian Keith VanHorn, Jr. and Aliviya VanHorn. Brother of Desiree Snyder (Bruce), Jennifer Reiman (the late Edward) and Melissa Scholl (Norman). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. At the request of Brian’s family, all services will be held at a later date in private. 

 


William W. Ford, III, passed away on December 9th, 2019, at age 77. Beloved husband of Joan (née McGinley). Loving father of Catherine Ford, Jodi Quigley (Pat) and William D. Ford (Jackie). Devoted grandfather of Patrick, Nicholas, William, Colin, Tabitha and Connor. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. brothers-in-law to James McGinley (Bettylou), Thomas McGinley (Joan), Jack McGinley and the late Daniel McGinley (Joan) Family and friends are invited to William’s Viewing and funeral on Monday December 16th from 10:00AM to 11:00AM at St James RC Church (8320 Brookside Rd Elkins Park.) There will be a Funeral Mass at 11:00AM. Burial will be at a later date in private. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in William’s memory to Holy Redeemer Hospice 12265 Townsend Rd, #400, Phila., Pa 19154. 

John George Trunkwalter, Sr. age 91, passed away peacefully on  December 10th, 2019, after a heartbreaking battle with Dementia. John was born on October 24, 1928 in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia, the son of the late Rudolph Adolf Trunkwalter and Mary Wild. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Marie. He is survived by his three sons, John, Joseph (Tammie nee Dixon) and James (Debi nee Camburn), and the other loves of his life, his grandchildren Joseph Jr. (Nicole nee Otterbein) and Lisa (Al Crawford) and great-grandchildren, Joseph III, Charlotte, Ryan and Addison. John is also survived by two of his siblings, Lori and Marie. He is preceded in death by four of his siblings, Richard, Josephine, Katherine, and Florence. John, a.k.a. “Reds” left high school in 9th grade in 1944 to help support his family. He started his lifelong career as a tractor trailer driver at age 17 in 1945 after joining the Teamsters Union. He worked for Werner Continental, which became Halls Trucking and also worked for Kulzer Roofing before enlisting in the U.S. Army. John honorably served during the Korean War with the Heavy Mortar Co. 30th Infantry Division during his active duty assignment July 1951-January 1953 and subsequently served in the Army Reserves for 5 years before returning to his position as a truck driver. He met the love of his life, Marie Gallagher in their late teens while out with friends and were smitten. John and Marie married on November 27, 1954 at Our Lady of the Holy Souls Church and they were inseparable until her passing in 2018. GPop/Dad was happiest with family and enjoyed trips to the Atlantic City Casinos and many Summers in Wildwood with Marie, their sons John and Joseph, daughter-in-law Tammie and his grandchildren Joseph and Lisa. He and Marie shared a special bond with their grandchildren Joe & Lisa and later their great-grandchildren. John truly cherished their time together throughout his life and eagerly looked forward to their visits. John’s sense of humor was unique and endearing with a smile that always warmed your heart. His “Trunk-isms”, (words he created to replace common words his sons used) provided many funny stories throughout the years and never ceased to put a loving smile on the faces of those closest to him, old and new. John and his wife Marie retired and later moved to Pottstown, Pa. They resided with their son and daughter-in-law James & Debi for 15 years where he enjoyed birdwatching with Marie, frequently discussed current events, “serenading” Jim and Debi while Marie playfully rolled her eyes at him, and playing with their dog Oreo. John was loved by so many people and will be dearly missed. Family and friends are invited to John’s viewing and funeral on Tuesday December 17th from 10:30am – 12:00 noon at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc., 6711 Frankford Ave, Phila. PA. 19135. There will be a Prayer Service at 12:00 noon in the Funeral Home.  Interment with full Military Honors will follow at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Rd., in Newtown, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of John to the National Alzheimer’s Association.


Esteban Estrada “Steve”, of Northeast Philadelphia, passed away December 6th, 2019 at the age of 33. Loving son of Eliezer and Luz Estrada. Beloved husband of Emily Estrada. Loving father of Estaban Estrada Jr. Brother of Lucinda Estrada-Lopez (Jorge) and Eliezer Estrada Jr. Grandson of Gumesinda Maldonado-Cuadra and the late Julio C. Cuadra and the late Francisco and Angelina Estrada.  He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Steve’s life Thursday December 12th, at Grace City Church of Wissinoming 6035 Walker St. Phila., PA 19135. You may visit and comfort the Estrada family during the viewing from 10:00AM-12:00 noon. There will be a Service at 12:00 noon in the church. Burial to follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery. 

 


James Ryan, of Northeast Philadelphia, passed away December 6th, 2019 at the age of 60. Son of the late Joseph and Nancy Ryan. Beloved husband of Stephanie Ryan (nee James). Loving step-dad of Louis Gatto (Kim), Carol Erwin (Thomas), Diane Cawley and Lesly Fahy. Pop pop of Rhiannon Gatto, Alexis Cawley, Nicholas Gatto, Lindsay Erwin, Vincent Cawley, Joseph Gatto, Kelsey Erwin and Lucy Fahy. Brother of Michael Ryan and the late Louise Neely. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate James’ life on Friday December 13th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila. PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort the Ryan family during the visitation from 3:00PM-4:00PM. There will be a Prayer Service at 4:00PM in the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers please make donations in James’ memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

 

 


Howard F. Turner, of Northeast Philadelphia, passed away December 6th, 2019 at the age of 71. Son of the late Howard L. Turner and Ruth Turner. Beloved brother of the late James Turner (the late Dolores). Loving uncle of Kimberly Turner, Christopher Turner (Diane), Scott Turner, Renee Turner (Mark Lonabaugh) and Ryan Turner. Great uncle of Brinnlyn McDowell and Corine McDowell. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Howard’s life on Thursday December 12th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort the Turner 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. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Howard’s memory to the MD Anderson Cancer Center


George Charles Duvé III, of the Juniata section of Philadelphia, passed away November 24th, 2019 at the age of 32. Beloved son of Lisa and William Jackson and George Charles Duvé Jr. Loving brother of Christina Suarez (Nicholas Suarez) and Kimberly Duvé (Anthony George). Uncle of Joshua Suarez, Adam Suarez, Nicholas Suarez Jr., Anthony George Jr., Zachary George, Brandon Suarez and Ashley Anastasi. Dear grandson of Phillip and Susanna Slavin, Kathrine Jackson and the late William Jackson. Also survived by his aunt and uncle Mark and Susan Rothstein and cousins Beth, Suzie, Johnny, Mikey, Miamilyn and Nick. He will be missed dearly by his girlfriend Melissa Sanchez-Cruz and her girls as well as many friends, family and loved ones. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate George’s life on Wednesday evening December 11th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort the Jackson/ Duvé family during the viewing from 6:30PM-8:00PM. There will be a Prayer Service at 8:00PM in the Funeral Home. 


Judith E. O’Meara, of the Juniata section of Philadelphia, passed away December 2nd, 2019, at the age of 76. Beloved wife of the late Daniel J. O’Meara. Loving mother of Brendan O’Meara (Nadya),  Colleen Callahan (Kevin) and the late Eileen O’Meara-Gibson (the late Joseph). Devoted Nana of Shannon and Daniel. Sister of James Leonard (Judy), Dolores Ebner (Michael), Loretta Blanch (the late Gary) and the late Geraldine and Virginia. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Judith’s life on Saturday December 21st 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. Interment will be at a later date in private. 


Joseph Guy Giambrone, of Bensalem PA, passed away December 2nd , 2019 at the age of 63. Dear father of Jason (Tracy), JustaMarie (Jason), and Joshua (Vanessa). Grandfather of Collin, Evan, Daniel, Ethan, Carrah, Andreas, and Aiden. Beloved brother of Tom (Joann). He will be missed by his loyal dog, Rambo. He is also survived by his nieces Gina, Nikesha, Kristin, Krista, Stefani and nephew Eric as well as many other loving family members and friends. Preceded in death by his sister Lisa Giambrone and his mother Mary DiPlacido . Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Joseph’s life on Monday December 9th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort the Giambrone family during the visitation from 9:30AM-11:00AM. There will be a Prayer Service at 11:00AM in the Funeral Home. 

Jane L. DeAngelis (nee. Soulier), (September 15, 1935), died suddenly at home on December 2, 2019 at the age of 84. She is survived by her beloved husband Philip DeAngelis of 54 years. Loving mother of Pamela Notte and Philip DeAngelis II (Heather). Dear mom-mom of Cara, Philip and Brandino. Also survived by her sister Margie Macready (Gerry). She is preceded in death by her parents (Francis and Margaret Soulier) and her sister (Judy Bohar). Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Jane’s life on Tuesday December 10th at St. Dominic’s Church 8504 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19136. You may visit and comfort the DeAngelis family during the visitation from 9:00AM-9:45AM. There will be a Funeral Mass at 9:45AM. Interment to follow in Washington Crossing National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Jane’s name sent to St. Jude children’s research hospital 501 St. Jude place, Memphis, TN 38105. 


John E. Murray, longtime resident of Bensalem, passed away on December 1st, 2019, at the age of 77. Beloved husband of Bernadine Murray (nee Dinan). Loving father of Stacey Cockerham (Ken). Devoted Pop Pop of Nicholas and Diana. Also survived by his brother Joseph Murray (Annette) as well as many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend John’s viewing and funeral on Saturday December 7th from 9:30-10:30AM in St. Charles Borromeo RC Church (1731 Hulmeville Rd. Bensalem, PA 19020) There will be a funeral mass at 10:30am. Burial will be at a later date. Please omit flowers please make donations in John’s memory to St. Charles Borromeo Church at the address listed above.  


Charles E. Leonard, of the Mayfair section, passed away on December 1st, 2019, at the age of 76. Beloved husband for over 50 years of Margaret T. (nee Shade). Loving father of Alicia Farren (Tom) and Andrew Leonard (Kimberly). Devoted grandpop of Thomas, Delaney, Brigid, Annaliese, Patrick, Danny, Madisyn, Alyssa, Shayne, Nicky and Jayson.  Also survived by his sister Marilyn Habich, as well as many loving nieces, nephews and friends. Family and friends are invited to his viewing and funeral on Friday December 6th from 9:15-10:15AM in St. Matthew RC Church 3000 Cottman Ave. There will be a Funeral Mass at 10:30AM with burial to follow in Beechwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Charles’ memory to a charity of your choice. 


Ramid Purnell, of the Holmesburg section, passed away tragically on November 25th, 2019, at the age of 24. Beloved son of Hakim Childs and Angela Purnell. Loving brother of Ronald, Christopher, Hakim, Ramaine (his twin brother), Dyamond and Amaia. He is also survived by his nephew, Israel as well as 5 nieces, Zariah, London, Isabella, Gabriella and Ali’anna. Family and friends are invited to gather remember and celebrate Ramid’s life on Friday December 6th at Triumph Faith International Worship Center, 5316 Rising Sun Ave. Phila., PA 19111. There will be a VIEWING IN CHURCH FROM 9:00AM-10:00AM. After the viewing there will be a Service at 10:00AM with burial to follow in Ivy Hill Cemetery. 


Joseph R. Ayers, of the Mayfair section, passed away on November 30th, 2019, at the age of 63. Beloved husband of Helen Ayers (nee Swistel). Loving father of Yvonne Ayers, Chad Ayers, Clayton Ayers and Gina Fix. Also survived by many loving grandchildren and 2 brothers. There will be a Remembrance Luncheon held in memory of Joseph on Saturday December 7th at Hope Community Church 240 Reed St. Willow Grove PA 19190 from 10:00AM-1:00PM. 


Michael Galdi, of the Mayfair section, passed away unexpectedly on November 29th, 2019, at the age of 57. Loving son of Daniel Galdi and the late Mary Galdi. Brother of Anthony Galdi and the late Joseph Galdi, Maryann Otto and Jenny Klaus. Also survived by 5 nieces and nephews.  At the request of the family, there will be no services. 


James Edward Williams, formerly of West Philadelphia, passed away on November 25th, 2019, at the age of 52. Loving father of Taja Foy, Mario Foy, Anthony Foy and Latrell Hill. Devoted grandfather of 6. Sadly missed by his siblings, Marshall, Gina, Gean, Shawna and the late Yvette. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate James’ life on Friday December 13th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts). You may visit and comfort James’ family during the viewing from 10:00am to 11:00am in the Funeral Home. There will be a funeral service at 11:00am   with burial to follow in Magnolia Cemetery. 


Regina “Betty Jean” Ott (née Baker), of the Mayfair Section of Philadelphia, passed away November 26th, 2019 at the age of 76. She taught Catholic elementary school over the course of 40 years at St. Leo’s, St. Bartholomew’s and St. Christopher’s. Beloved wife of the late Frederick A. Ott. Loving mother of Gina Niedziejko (Michael), Kathryn Ott Lovell (Andrew) and Frederick G. Ott (Elisa Moxley). Loving sister of Thomas J. Baker (Margaret), Cecilia E. Baker and the late C. James Baker, Mary Jo McGirl (Richard) and Gerald J. Baker. Devoted grandmother of Maria, Michael, Marykate, Max, Lucy, Johanna, Josephine and Susanna. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Regina’s life on Sunday evening at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) at a viewing from 6:00PM-8:00PM. There will be another viewing Monday morning at St. Timothy’s R.C. Church 3001 Levick St. Phila. PA 19149 from 10:00AM-11:00AM. There will be a Funeral Mass at 11:00AM in the Church. Burial to follow in Our Lady of Grace Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Regina’s memory to St. Hubert’s High School and JDRF


Patrick Daniel James Hancotte, of the Kensington section of Philadelphia, passed away November 24th, 2019 at the age of 36. Dear son of Francis Hancotte and Dalores Stock (John). Loving husband of April Hancotte. Beloved father of Alexa and Patrick James Jr. Brother of Jason Hancotte (Melissa), Sean Stock, Derek Stock (Erica), Nicole Hancotte, Stacy Hancotte and Amber Hancotte. At the request of the family there will be no services. 


Jessica Mary Thomas, of the Fishtown section of Philadelphia, passed away November 22nd, 2019 at the age of 40. Beloved daughter of George Bunting and the late Valerie Thomas. Loving mother of Justin Thomas (Amanda), Brian Vanhorn and Aliviya Vanhorn. Dear sister of Samuel Thomas (Shannon), Regina Rodenhausen (Jake) and Bernadette Thomas (Kristina). Mom mom of James and Justin Thomas. Aunt of Samuel Thomas, Brody Thomas, Lukas Rodenhausen and Gemma Thomas. She is also survived by many aunts and cousins. At the request of the family interment will be private at a later date.


Karen Ann Kuliszewski, of the Fishtown section Of philadelphia, passed away November 19, 2019 at the age of 62. Loving mother of Matthew Kuliszewski and John Overwise. Beloved grandmom of Matthew Kuliszewski, Brianna Kuliszewski and Gabby Overwise. She will be missed dearly. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Karen’s life on Wednesday Evening November 27th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort the Kuliszewski family during the viewing from 6:30PM-8:00PM. There will be a Prayer Service at 8:00PM in the Funeral Home. 


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