Rodolfo Homs, Jr., “Rudy” of Langhorne, PA, passed away on May 16, 2022, at age 57. Loving brother of Marisol Homs, Maria Colon and  the late Wanda Homs and Madeline Homs. Sadly missed by many loving nieces and nephews, Jason, Marcus, Johnathan, Julian, Alex, Edwin, Ricardo, Tina, Carmen, Michelle, Natalie and Rachel.  Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing and funeral on Monday, May 23, 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 with burial to follow in Beechwood Cemetery, Bensalem, PA


Joseph P. LaCerra “Joe”, of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, sadly passed away May 18th, 2022, at the age of 75. Son of the late Louise Durst. Beloved father of the late Charles LaCerra (Frances). Loving brother of Diane Durst, Lorraine Durst, Roger Durst, Janet Forst, Lisa Quaranto (Mike) and the late Linda Durst. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews as well as great-nieces and great-nephews. He will be missed by his dear, devoted friend Heather Downes. Loving companion of the late Sharon Noble. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Joseph’s life on Saturday June 4th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort Joseph’s family during his visitation from 9:00AM-10:30AM. There will be a words of remembrance service in the funeral home at 10:30AM. Interment will be at a later date. Please keep his family in your prayers. 


James F. Zaccario, of the Mayfair section of Phila, passed away on May 16, 2022, at age 80. Beloved husband of Agnes  (nee Quinn). Loving father of  Cathy Greenleaf (Mark), Christine Burke, James Zaccario (Lisa), Gina Burke (Dan) and his bonus daughter, Alicia Bankhead.  Devoted grandpop of Danielle, Amanda, James, Angela, Nick, Thomas, Julia and Ava.  Sadly missed by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends that Mr. Zac welcomed into his home over the years. Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing and funeral on Tuesday, May 24 from 9:00am – 10:30am in St. Timothy RC Church (3001 Levick St Philadelphia, PA 19149) There will be a funeral mass at 10:30am with burial to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, kindly consider donations in Jim’s memory to St. Timothy Church at the address listed above. The Zaccario Family would like to thank the nurses and doctors at Albert Einstein Hospital for the tremendous care that Jim received.  


Savie L. Morton, 69, of Lower Merion Township, passed away on Monday May 9th, 2022. Savie was born February 26th, 1953 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to the late Ora Yancy and Lonnie Foust Sr. Savie’s greatest accomplishments were her children that she raved about every second of the day. Savie was a homemaker who loved to cook, write poems, and loved watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Savie’s personality and charisma blossomed in any neighborhood, regardless of where she traveled. Everyone knew and loved her. If you loved her then you loved the world. Savie lived a full life just the way she wanted, carefree and without any apologies. She was always full of life, and also, the shining star of any gathering. She was a bright ray of sunshine and brought joy to anyone that was around her. Savie had an infectious personality, warm smile, and loved to laugh. She was cheerful, and adored and loved talking about her family. Savie loved having a good time. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Savie is survived by her 4 children, Tamaka, Richard, Jasmine and Yasmin; 13 grandchildren, Zachary, Shalill, Ebahn, Shaheem, Larkin, Shamal, Mi’yanah-Carlyse, Zoe, and Shakir; her 4 great-grandchildren, Jayla, Amelia, Alivia, and Sha’Miya; 1 step-daughter, Vicky, 4 kids (Kiera, Anthony, Victoria, and Kalin) 6 grandkids (Andrew, Tatiana, Avion, Alanah, Kapree, and Amaya), her step-grandson, TJ, 2 kids (Tia and Amir); and her 2 brothers, James and John, as well as a host of cousins and other loving relatives. All are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Savie’s life on Friday May 27th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort Savie’s family during her visitation from 9:30AM-11:00AM. There will be a words of remembrance service in the funeral home at 11:00AM. 

The family of Savie L. Morton would like to thank you for all of your prayers, expressions of sympathy, and the many acts of kindness shown during their time of bereavement. May God continue to bless you and bestow his mercy upon you. 


Dorothy Dougherty, a resident of the Immaculate Mary Nursing Home, passed away on  May 15, 2022, at age 96. Beloved sister of Joanne Kilcourse (the late Gerald), Walter Dougherty (Joyce), Pat Agger (the late Martin), Robert Dougherty (Dorothy) and John Dougherty (Florence). Sadly missed by many loving nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held on Monday, May 23 at 2:00pm, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham, PA. Please arrive at the cemetery office by 1:45pm. (off of Cheltenham Avenue). We will then drive in procession together to the gravesite.  


Michael Carmen Ditro, 79, of Medford, New Jersey, formerly of Philadelphia, Pa., passed away at his home on May 11th, 2022. Michael was preceded in death by his father, Michael J Ditro, mother, Myrtel Bishop Simoes, and sister Diana Hamill. He is survived by his loving companion, Glenda A. Selby and her immediate family, Wm. Shane and Carrie Selby of Little Mountain, S.C., Jeffery S. Selby and Sarah Schatzinger of Mt. Laurel, N.J., his grandchildren, Tyler, James and Tessa, his brother Sam Ditro, nephew Michael A. Ditro and his niece, Molly Sauer of Philadelphia. Michael was the owner of a Soft Pretzel Bakery in Philadelphia for over 40 years.  He will be remembered, missed and loved by family and friends for his colorful and vivacious personality.  A selfless and respected man who helped so many young men on their life’s journey. All are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Michael’s life on Friday May 20th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort Michael’s family during his viewing from 9:30AM-11:00AM. There will be a prayer service in the funeral home at 11:00AM. There will be no cemetery that day as Michael’s wishes were to be cremated. Please make donations in Michael’s memory to the Parkinson’s Foundation. Click Here.


Gregory Weicker, of Sewell NJ, passed away on May 11, 2022, at age 55. Beloved son of Dianne Weicker and the late Raymond Weicker, Sr. Loving brother of Raymond Weicker, Jr.  and Lisa Calvert (Charlie). Also survived by one nephew, Jake Calvert. Sadly missed by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.  At the request of Gregory’s family, there will be no services scheduled at this time.  Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. 


Josephius Boone Anderson, of North Philadelphia, sadly passed away May 9th, 2022 at the age of 75. Son of the late Zadie and Eugene Anderson. Loving husband of Anna Anderson. Beloved father of Hakim, Khalil (Keita Anderson), Talid, Rashida (Djuan Mashore) and the late Promise. Cherished grandfather of Nijee (Bria), Kymani (Nafis), Tahir (Tati), Zakiyah (Change), Bianca, Cheyanne, Halim, Sharee and the late Lil Hak as well as great- grandfather of Promise, As’shir, C.J., Brooke, Sean and Elena. Brother of Billy and Calvin. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Shari, Victoria, Kahlil, as well as a host of extended family members. All are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Josephius’ life on Wednesday May 18th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort Josephius’ family during his viewing from 9:30AM-11:00AM. There will be a words of remembrance service at 11:00AM. There will be no cemetery that day as Josephius’ wishes were to be cremated. Please keep his family in your prayers.


Thomas Greenwald Sr., of Philadelphia, PA sadly passed away May 10th, 2022, at the age of 66. Son of the late Alice Henderson Greenwald. Father of Gwen Hafner, Thomas Greenwald Jr., Megan Greenwald and Jamie Greenwald. Grandfather of Noah, Anaiyla and Oliver. He is also survived by his siblings, Richard, Jimmy, Terry, Ruth and Alice as well as many nieces and nephews. Services for Thomas will be held at a later date. 


Stephen Kobrin, passed away May 6th, 2022, at the age of 83. He was a Professor of Multinational Management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.  He is survived by his wife Carol Fixman; children Tom Kobrin (Lisa Kobrin), Katherine King and Jennifer Kobrin (Steven Bullard); and grandchildren Melissa Kobrin, Robert Kobrin and Max Kobrin Bullard.  He is also survived by his brother David Kobrin (Diane Berreth), nieces, nephews and cousins, as well as many good friends and colleagues.


Sean P. Murphy, of Northeast Philadelphia, sadly passed away May 8th, 2022, at the age of 56. Son of the late Robert and Joan Murphy. Life partner of Denise LaCross. Beloved father of James Murphy, Kelsey Murphy and Victoria LaCross. Loving grandfather of Sonia, Jaylen, and another grandchild is on the way. Cherished brother of Robert Murphy (Kathy), Michele Farrell (Tim), Tracy Murphy, Joanne Murphy and the late Scott Murphy. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Sean’s life on Friday May 13th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort Sean’s family during his viewing from 9:30AM-11:00AM. There will be a prayer service in the funeral home at 11:00AM. Burial to follow in Magnolia Cemetery. Please make donations in Sean’s memory to St. Jude Research Hospital. Click Here.


Robert F. Laing, Jr. “Bobby”,  age 50, passed away suddenly, on May 7th, 2022. Father Judge HS graduate, class of 1990. He was the beloved father of Robert F. Laing, III and Zoey Laing. Loving son of  Robert F. Laing, Sr. (Joann) and Sharon Martin (Joseph).  Also survived by his sister, Stacy Walsh (Kevin) and his brothers, Michael Laing and Thomas Laing (Summer) Uncle Bobby to Olivia, Luke, Jude, Aidan and Jaxon. Devoted stepfather to Darien   Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Bobby’s life on Thursday, May 19th from 11:00am – 1:00pm at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts). There will be a prayer service at 1:00pm  Burial with military honors to follow in Washington Crossing National Cemetery. 


John P. Murphy, of the Roxborough section of Philadelphia, sadly passed away May 8th, 2022, at the age of 72. Son of the late Patrick and Marie Murphy. Loving husband of Susan Murphy. He will be missed by his beloved friends, Meg, Ginny, Paul, Gail and Mario. Sue would like to give a special thanks to all of the nurses and staff at New Life Hospice for taking wonderful care of John. She would also like to thank all of her friends from Honor Foods, who called to check in on her and John during difficult times. Please make donation’s in John’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Click Here.


Brendan Terrence Finley, of far Northeast Philadelphia, sadly passed away May 4th, 2022 at the age of 45. Son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Finley. Beloved brother of Sean Finley (Donna). Loving father of Brendan and step father of Robbie. Loving companion of Kim Stein. He is survived by his nieces and nephews, Rebecca, Patrick and Caitlin as well as, several cousins, aunts and uncles. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Brendan’s life on Wednesday May 25th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort Brendan’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. 


Susan Ann Stefan (nee Maguire), of the Winchester Park section of Philadelphia, passed away on May 1st, 2022, at age 58. Born and raised in Roxborough, Susan also lived in Florida for many years. She was a graduate of Merion Mercy Academy. Loving mother of Ryan Stefan and Kelsey Stefan. Also survived by her brother, John Maguire as well as her nephew, John Maguire. Predeceased by her husband, Todor Stefan.  Susan’s final wishes were to be cremated with no services.  Please keep her family and loved ones in your prayers. 


Dorothy Mae Wadley, of North Philadelphia, passed away April 28th, 2022 at the age of 77. Beloved aunt of Latonya Patterson and Betty Hughes. She was like a sister to Jacqueline Perlotte (Winston) and an aunt to a host of nieces and nephews. Godmother of William Perlotte (Melissa) and James Russell (Tracy). Services for Dorothy will be held privately by her family. 


Francis Alfred Griesemer, of Bucks County, passed away April 23rd, 2022, at the age of 73. Beloved son of the late Alfred and Eleanor Griesemer. Loving father of Daniel Griesemer (Brittan). Cherished grandfather of Morgan and Gavin. Services for Francis will be held privately by his family at a later date. Please keep his family in your prayers. 


Lenora Sidorski, formerly of Philadelphia, passed away on April 26, 2022, at age 88. Predeceased by her husband, Stanley J. Sidorski. Loving mother of Stanley Jr.(Barbara), Steven (Joy), Tony (Bridget), Richard (Alice), Chris Vopper (Glenn), Jeff (Jane), Tom (Val) and the late Michael. Devoted grandmother of Barbara, Mark, Antoinette, Steve Jr., David, Michael, Sarah, Samuel, Jayme, Joshua, Tony Jr., Chad, Paul, Gregory, Richard Jr., LeeAnne, Joseph, Glenn II, Crystal, Heather, Nick, Josh, Gabrielle, Jeffrey Jr., Andrew, Nicole and Nadine. Great grandmother of , Nora, Pete, Vayda, David Jr., Alexia, Michael Jr., Olivia, Joshua Jr., Danny, Jake, Jaelyn, Verna, Ariella, Brian, Mavis, Aiden, Alyssa, Jalina, Layla, Vincent, Lily, Joey Jr., River, Lia, Vanessa, Arabella, Glenn III, Emma, Jaxon, Baby Boy Vopper, Lily, Grady, Madison, Eleanor, Kailey, Adam, Riley, Victoria, Kira and Kylie. Family and friends are invited to attend her viewing and funeral on Wednesday, May 4, 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 with burial to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. 

 

 


Stanley Silber, of the Hunting Park section of Philadelphia, passed away on April 25th, 2022, at the age of 74. Son of the late Anthony and Sylvia Silber. Beloved husband of Ana Sarmiento. Loving uncle of 9 nieces and nephews, as well as 4 great-nieces and great-nephews. He will be missed by his cousins Aviva and Pearl, as well as several other cousins and extended family. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Stanley’s life on Tuesday May 3rd at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort Stanley’s family during his viewing from 9:30AM-11:00AM. There will be a service in the funeral home at 11:00AM. Burial to follow in Greenmount Cemetery.


Janice Simon, of the Brewerytown section of Philadelphia, peacefully passed away April 23rd, 2022 at the age of 64. Daughter of the late Morgan and Sarah Simon. Loving mother of Victoria Simon and Morgan Simon. Beloved grandmother of Khylee S.R. Crump. Cherished sister of Mary Washington, Parri Frazier, Lottie Simon, Lorraine Samuels and Rodney Simon (Veda). She is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews as well as great-nieces and great-nephews. A memorial service for Janice will be held privately by her family. Please contact Victoria or Morgan for further information. Thank you.