James Patrick McNamara, “Jimmy Mac” 59, of Mayfair, Philadelphia, passed away after a 3 year battle with tonsil cancer. Jimmy Mac was born and raised in Mayfair, where he still resided until his passing. A proud St. Tim’s, Father Judge HS, and Allen Yard alumni. Jim is survived by his two daughters, Taylor Penrose (Joe) and Alexandria; wife, Linda Daley; and his granddaughter, Violet. He is also survived by his mother, Jeanne; his sisters, Debbie and Diane; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, Raymond; and brother, Joseph. Other than in the neighborhood, you could always find Jimmy in Wildwood, NJ all summer long. He was a long time employee of the Turf Club in South Philly, Waste Management, and his own company, McNamara Pest Control. He was an avid Philadelphia sports fan, and a proud member of the 700 club Eagles season ticket holder at The Vet. We will never hear a Rolling Stones song without thinking of him. He will be missed my many family and friends. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, April 1st at Gallo’s Seafood Restaurant (Burger Bar), 8101 Roosevelt Blvd Phila. 19152, starting at 10:00 am. There will be a prayer/eulogy service commencing at 12:00 noon. Luncheon to follow. Please omit flowers and kindly consider donations in Jimmy’s memory to University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center.
Soeurette Baptiste, lovingly known as Soy, was born on November 26, 1961, in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti to Prudent Baptiste and Lucienne Labissiere. She attended primary school at Dagueso Lespinash and secondary school at Catz Pressoir. She came to the United States in November of 1993, where she lived in Philadelphia with her brother, Dieucel and sister-in-law, Mireille. Soeurette worked at Jet Plastica for almost 10 years and later became a Certified Nursing Assistant. In August 2005, she began working at Bright A Leaf where she remained a dedicated and hard working employee for 18 years. She loved her patients and was always friendly and helpful with her coworkers. Soeurette was well known for her love of cooking! She was excellent at cooking legumes, poule du, fish and du riz a djon djon. Spending time with her family and watching basketball were her favorite past times. She was an avid and faithful 76ers fan. She accepted Christ, as her Lord and Savior in May of 2022 and enjoyed attending church services. Soeurette, was a calm spirited, gentle, and wise person. Her laugh was infectious, and her smile was radiant. She was the Matriarch of the family, a true confidant and friend. After a year long battle with cancer, she gained her heavenly wings on March 26, 2023 at the age of 61. She is survived by her son, Sebastian, her surrogate son Christian, four brothers, Dieucel (Mireille), Jean- Marie, Louigens (Riveda), Gerino (Yolette) and is preceded in death by her fifth brother Sergo. She is also survived by six sisters, Jacquelyn, Marie-Andre (Rumet), Marie-Jude (Guitteau), Antonine (Max), Margaret and Marleen. She leaves behind to mourn her best friend, Josette, four God daughters, one God son, a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews, extended family, and friends. Soeurette will always be remembered for her smile, selflessness, and gentle spirit. While our loss on earth is deep, we know for sure that Heaven has gained a precious gem! All are invited to celebrate Soeurette’s life on Saturday April 8th at God’s Church By the Faith (200 W. Tabor Rd. Phila., PA 19120). You may visit and comfort Soy’s family during her viewing from 8:30AM-9:30AM. There will be a service in the church from 9:30AM-11:00AM. Burial to follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Briana Grice, of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, passed away on March 21, 2023, at age 25. Beloved mother of Ava. Loving daughter of Desiree Concepcion and the late Charles Grice, III. Dear sister of Sierra Grice, Elijah Grice and the late Namyr Concepcion. Sadly missed by her grandparents, Kimberly Concepcion and Beverly Grice. Fiance of Felipe Montalvo. Also survived by many friends and extended family members. Family and friends are invited to attend her visitation and funeral on Saturday, April 1, from 9:00am – 10:30am at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave (between Unruh & Knorr Sts). There will be a funeral ceremony at 10:30am. Burial will be held in private by her family.
Dolores A. Cabrera Flores, of North Philadelphia, passed away at home, on March 22, 2023, at age 72. Beloved wife of Ovidio Garcia. Loving sister of Adelso Cabrera, Mercedes Cabrera Garcia, Rosmery Cabrera, Carmen Luisa Cabrera de los Santos and Luis Cabrera. She was the beloved aunt to many loving nieces and nephews who will mourn her loss. Family and friends are invited to attend her viewing and funeral on Wednesday March 29, from 10:30am – 12:00 noon at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave (between Unruh & Knorr sts) There will be a prayer service at 12:00pm with burial to follow in Magnolia Cemetery.
Arus Joseph of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, born in Petion-Ville Haiti, passed away on March 20, 2023, at age 69. Loving father of Clairmita Joseph and Russon Jospeh. Sadly missed by his grandchildren, Softina and Princ-John Marcel, as well as the mother of his children, Lucette Saint-Victor. Sadly missed by his sisters, Jocelyne Marcelus Destine, Guerline Poullard , Anita Izidor Destine, Beatrice Desir, Ghislene Destine, Brunel Destine, Champagne Gustave, Geralda Gustave , Solange Gustave, Bertrand Souverain and Ketelie Gustave. Family and friends are invited to attend his vewing and funeral on Thursday, March 30, from 9:30am – 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 Magnolia Cemetery.
Dolores DeMarzio, of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, passed away on March 18, 2023, at age 85. Loving sister of Beatrice Parisano (the late Rocky), Rick DeMarzio (Lottie) and Joseph DeMarzio (the late Ruthann). Sadly missed by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to attend her viewing and funeral on Friday, March 31. There will be a viewing in the church of St. Timothy, (3001 Levick St) from 9:30am – 10:30am Funeral mass to follow at 10:30am. Rite of committal SS Peter & Paul Cemetery.
Craig W. Lloyd, Sr. age 62, passed away on March 14, 2023. Loving father of Craig Lloyd, Jr. (Yolanda). Devoted grandfather of Caden and Kyngsten. Brother of Robert Lloyd. Also survived by his sister-in-law, Darla Lloyd. as well as 1 nephew and 4 nieces. Former spouse of Lucinda. Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing and funeral on Monday, March 27 from from 12:00 – 12:30pm at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts) There will be a funeral service commencing at 12:30pm. Burial to follow with military honors, in Washington Crossing National Cemetery.
- Ralph R. Johnson, of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, passed away on March 13, 2023, at age 94. Beloved husband of Rosemary B. (nee McIntyre). Loving father of Denise Johnson, Celeste Hawthorne (Robert) and Gerard Johnson. Devoted Pop pop of Devin Hawthorne-Rentschler (James) and Patrick Hawthorne. Also survived by his cousin, Patricia Ross (Alan). Ralph proudly served in the U.S. Army during Korean War as a Combat Engineer attached to 25th Infantry Division, leading a platoon that specialized in clearing enemy mines and booby traps. He attended Penn State University for Machine and Tool Design and then worked for Crane Environmental Systems for 47 years and advanced to Vice President of Marketing.
Member: American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Active in Senior Citizens after retirement in 1992. Served as President of Mayfairers Club and was a delegate to Northeast Council of Senior Citizens. Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing and funeral on Tuesday March 28, from 10:30am – 11:30am at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts) There will be a prayer service at 11:30am Burial to follow, with military honors, in Washington Crossing National Cemetery.
Joan Glover Weiler, 93, of Abington, Pa., passed away suddenly but very peacefully, while sleeping, on February 28, 2023. Joan “Joannie” and her identical, twin sister Jean were born in Johnstown, Pa. on May 26, 1929 to Mary Catherine Sharpe and Eugene Thomas Devlin. Within two weeks, their mother, Mary Catherine died suddenly on June 7, 1929, due to complications from birth. Several years later, both Joannie and her sister were adopted by their mother’s sister, Jessica M. Sharpe and her husband, Harold D, Glover, where they resided in Bucks County. Later they resided in Ambler and Rydal, Pa. and finally retired at The Kenilworth at Alden Park in Philadelphia, Pa., where they passed. Joan graduated from Springside School and attended Stratford College in Virginia, where she was recognized for her Meritorious Participation in College Dramatics as a member in the cast of Delta Psi Omega. Joan, my mom, was a spunky, witty, fun-loving spirit who enjoyed life. Her greatest moments of happiness were shared with her charming husband, Joseph F. Weiler, Jr. of Philadelphia. Pa. during their Fairytale 31-year marriage, they so cherished together. Joan, Joe and JJ, their Russian Blue, lived in total bliss when they resided in Haverford, where Joan “Mimi”, would give her Grandchildren spontaneous dance lessons in her kitchen. Then in Pocono Pines, Pa., where Mimi, who referred to herself as “The Old Gray Mare” invited her grandchildren to visit with her and take walks and sing country songs. The two “Sweet Peas” which they called each other, moved on to retire in Largo, Florida. In 1998, Joan’s “Sweet Pea”, and beloved husband, Joe, passed away. Joan then moved back north, to Abington, Pa. to live with and survived by, her daughter and son-in-law, Jeannie E. and Richard H. Hood. Joannie shared the rest of her life with her “children , grand and great” sharing her jokes and quirky sayings. Joannie often spoke fondly, of the glorious times and loving experiences she shared with Joe. Joannie will be remembered by all for her spontaneous, zesty spirit and her love of life, along with her unapologetic flirtatious sweet nature with everyone she met. Joan lived lives, within a lifetime, as we are just now unearthing the truly amazing journey she walked. We are all so grateful for the time we spent with her. Joan is also survived by her loving Grandchildren, Melissa A. Hood-March and Richard D. Hood, Sr., four Great Grandchildren, Michael J. March, III, Richard D. Jr., Dylan W. and Tyler C. Hood, who will always remember her, as their “Mimi”, her twin sister, Jean G. Hodges, three nieces, Joanne Hodges Conrad, Leslie, and Elizabeth Hodges, and all of her dear friends. To honor Joannie’s wishes, she had requested the Interment and Memorial to be Private and her children will quietly lay her to rest, next to her “Sweet Pea”, in Florida, so they will always be together, and their love will live on forever.
Rebecca Goodwin (Golden) “Beckie”, of the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia, tragically passed away, March 7, 2023, at the age of 49. Daughter of the late John Love Jr. and Bubbles Love. Loving wife of Christopher Golden. Beloved mother of Remy, Bailey, Luciano and Trina. Cherished sister of John Love III (Crystal) and Bernadette Gonzalez (Juan). Loving aunt of Alyssa Love and Johnny Gonzalez. She is also survived by her extended family and friends. Beckie loved the Christmas season, especially spending it with her family. She was an incredible mother, wife, sister and friend, with a genuine heart. She will be missed, dearly. All are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Beckie’s life on Monday March 20th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort Beckie’s family during her visitation from 12:00 Noon to 2:00PM. There will be a prayer service at 2:00PM in the funeral home. Please kindly consider making donations to Beckie’s GoFundMe page, to help her family during this difficult time. Click Here.
Dymytro Bortnyak, of the Bustleton section of Philadelphia, passed away on March 3, 2023, at age 74. Beloved husband of Mariya. Loving father of Oksana and Volodymyr “Walter” (Larissa). Devoted grandfather of Anna, Paul, Sergei. Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing and funeral on Thursday, March 9, 2023 from 9:00am – 10:00am at St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Church 1013 Foxchase Rd. Jenkintown, 19046. There will be a funeral mass at 10:00am with burial to follow in St. Mary ‘s Cemetery (Foxchase).
Joan Dorothy Doyle passed away on March 6, 2023, at age 85. Beloved sister of the late William Doyle (the late Julia). Loving aunt of William J. Doyle (Teresa) and Kathleen Aicher (Timothy), Great aunt of Sean, Amber, Brooke and Joseph. A lifelong resident of South Philadelphia, Joan was an avid fan of the Eagles and Phillies who will be dearly missed. Family and friends are invited to attend her viewing and funeral on Friday, March 10, from 10:00am – 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 Our Lady of Grace Cemetery. Please omit flowers and kindly consider donations in Joan’s memory to the American Diabetes Association.
Verania Concepcion, of the Bustleton section of Philadelphia, passed away on February 26, 2023, at age 93. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Andrea Rivera and one granddaughter. All services will be held in private by her family.
Kevin Grimes of Philadelphia PA sadly passed away February 9, 2023 at the age of 76. Despite living in Philadelphia for more than 20 years he remained a New Yorker at heart. Beloved father of Jessica and Kevin and Loving Pop-pop of Emma, Hailey, Freya Dorian, and Lana. He will be missed by his siblings and many nieces and nephews. Services will be held at a later date.
Vincent Dale Trotter, of Philadelphia, PA, sadly passed away February 22, 2023, at the age of 61. Beloved son of Rosemarie Trotter and the late Clyde Trotter. Loving brother of Thomas Trotter, Angelina Trotter and Antoinette Riley. Cherished uncle of Rocko Trotter, Nicole Trotter, Mistdeen Trotter, Thomas Trotter Jr., Samantha Trotter, Bella Riley and Shayla Trotter. Nephew of Joseph Falance. He will be missed by all who loved him. Services for Vincent are pending and will be announced in the coming days.
Myra Alice Belli, formerly of the Juniata section of Philadelphia, passed away on February 27, 2023, at age 97. Loving mother of Kathleen Barnes (John) Devoted grandmother of Raymond Herrmann, Suzette Herrmann, Margaret Greiss and Howard Miller. Great grandmother of Nicole Herrmann, Howard Miller and Jocelynn Hanna. At the request of Myra’s family there will be no services. Myra will be cremated and laid to rest at Sunset Memorial Park at a later date.
Ruth Rose McCaffery, formerly of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, passed away on February 25, 2023, at age 79. Beloved wife of the late Edward Francis McCaffery. Loving mother of Noreen McCaffery and Sheri McDougall (Andrew). Devoted mom mom of Kathryn and Andrew. Sister of Nancy Strunk (Leonard) and the late Jane Thomas. Sadly missed by her beloved dog, Lovey. Family and friends are invited to attend her viewing and funeral on Thursday, March 2, 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 Northwood Cemetery.
Felicita Ortiz, of Philadelphia PA, formerly of New York, sadly passed away February 24, 2023, at the age of 84. Loving mother of Daisy, Nelson, Brunilda, Victor, Johnny, Danny and the late Mildred. She was a second mother to Steven and Anthony. She will be missed by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She will be dearly missed. Services for Felicita will be held privately by her family.
Edward Bovack “Ed”, of Northeast Philadelphia, peacefully passed at home February 23, 2023, surrounded by his loving family, at the age of 73. Son of the late Mary Lacheen. Beloved husband of 40 years to Linda Bovack. Loving father of Theresa, Christine, Thomas and Edward. Cherished grandfather of Kyle, Anthony, Sarah, Michael and Autumn. Brother of June O’Connor (Charles). Uncle of John and Chrissy. Ed was a proud Union Roofer and family man. He enjoyed collecting Lionel trains and watching old western movies. His greatest joy was his family. He will be deeply missed. There will be a private interment for Ed at a later date.