Richard Chiardio, of the Castor Gardens section of Philadelphia, formerly from South Philadelphia, sadly passed away surrounded by his loving family, September 26, 2023, at the age of 90. Beloved husband of over 60 years to Leonor Chiardio. Son of the late Charles and Florence Chiardio. Loving father of Richard Chiardio Jr. (Regina), Lisa McGinnis (John) and Robert Chiardio (Ellen). Proud pop-pop of Robert, Allison, Madeline, Anthony, Sean and Stephen and great-grand pop-pop of Julissa and Daisy Lee. Brother of the late Charles (Dorothy). Richard was a proud veteran of the United States Army. He was a big outdoorsman, he loved to hunt. He will be missed dearly. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Richard’s life on Tuesday October 3rd at Resurrection of Our Lord Church (2000 Shelmire Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19152) from 9:30am-10:30am. There will be a funeral mass at 10:30am. Burial with military honors to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Richard’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Marie Bonuli, of the Foxchase section of Philadelphia, passed away on September 2, 2023, at age 92. Loving mother of Eric Bonuli and the late Monica Bonuli and Debbie Vanloan. Devoted grandmother of Maria, Alemon, Ashley, Dominic, Alyssa Marie, great grandmother of Gavin and Cameron. Family and friends are invited to attend her visitation and funeral on Thursday Oct 5, 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. Further arrangements will be held in private by her family
Helen Schneider (nee Whitmore) passed away at home on September 25, 2023, at age 84. Beloved wife of Francis “Frank” Schneider. Loving mother of Thomas A. DeMarco, Danny DeMarco (Fay) and Larry DeMarco (Kathleen). Stepmother of Patricia Pizzutillo (Jack) and Steve Schneider (Patrice). Devoted Mom Mom of 17, great grandmother of 26 and great great grandmother of 2. Predeceased by 3 brothers and 1 sister. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend her viewing and funeral on Wednesday, October 4, 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. Further arrangements will be held in private by her family. Please omit flowers and kindly consider donations in Helen’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
Theresa O’Shea (nee Juiliano), sadly passed away at home on September 23, 2023, at age 84. Beloved wife for 60 plus years of Robert O’Shea. Loving mother of Gina Maher and Carla O’Shea. Devoted grandmother of Brittni Alvarez (Albert) and Nicolas Maher. Great grandmother of Ella, Oliver and Vienna. Family and friends are invited to attend her viewing and funeral on Monday October 2, from 9:00am – 10:30am in St. Timothy RC Church, 3001 Levick St. There will be a funeral mass at 10:30am with entombment to follow in Sunset Memorial Park. Please omit flowers and kindly consider donations in Theresa’s memory to Alzheimer’s Association
John Lorman, “Moose” of the Holmesburg section of Philadelphia, passed away on September 21, 2023, at age 66. Dedicated roofer, Local 30 for 25 years. Loving father of Kelly Lorman, John Lorman, Melissa Lorman and Michael Lorman. Devoted poppy of Carissa, Nicky, Joshua, Jayla, Joscelyn, Jadelyn, Michael and Julianna. Great Grandfather of Gabriella. Brother of Bill Lorman, Tom Lorman (Janie), Joe Lorman (Andrea), Mary Rowen (Bill) and the late Jim “Butch” Lorman (Barbara). Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Former spouse of Regina Lorman. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing and funeral on Friday September 29, 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. Further arrangements will be held in private by his family. Kindly omit flowers and kindly consider donations in John’s memory to American Cancer Society.
James J. Dutill, of Philadelphia, PA, born on August 13, 1930, sadly passed away September 20, 2023, at the age of 93. James retired from the SKF manufacturing company after being a dedicated worker for several decades. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was an avid Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies fan. James will be remembered for his stories that he loved to tell and always being the life of the party at family gatherings. Beloved husband of the late Doris Dutill and the late Rita Dutill. Loving father of James Jr. (Betty), Michael, Dave, Robert (Brittany) and Eileen (Anibal). Cherished grandfather of Craig (Megan), Kelly (Jim), Jim, Brian, Matthew, Callen, Jack and Bella and great-grandfather of John, Maura and Marleigh. Beloved brother of Ray (Mary) as well as the late Margaret Gibson and John Dutill. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews. All are invited to gather, remember and celebrate James’ life on Wednesday September 27th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit James’ family during his visitation from 9:30am-11:00am. There will be a prayer service in the funeral home at 11:00am. Interment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in James’ memory to For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation
Ms. Phyllis Olivia “Phyll” Reynolds, peacefully transitioned from this earthly life on Thursday, September 14, 2023, at 1:10p.m., at Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, where she was surrounded by her loved ones.“Phyll,” as she was affectionately known, was born on August 15, 1958, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late Ruth Thomas Jacobs Reynolds and the late George Reynolds.
Phyll discovered her faith at an early age when she attended and joined Alleyne Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church. She served on the Junior Choir and Young Adult Usher Board for many years. Phyll began her education in the public schools of Philadelphia and excelled as an honor student. Upon graduation from Overbrook High School in 1976, she attended Millersville University, where in 1980, she obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. Immediately upon graduation, Phyll began work as a special education teacher with Elwyn School until 1986, when she began her illustrious career with the Philadelphia Police Department. She rose through the ranks from Officer to Detective, and after 32 years of service, she retired in 2018 with the rank of Sergeant. Phyll played an active role in her community. She volunteered with numerous organizations, specifically with those that involved children and youth services. In 1977, Phyll became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Phyll was blessed with one son, Tyler Christian, whom she adored. She truly enjoyed all facets of her life. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, sister, and a special aunt. Phyll was the epitome of love as she shared it with all her family and friends. Phyll especially enjoyed cooking, shopping, gardening, dining at fine restaurants, traveling with family and friends, and attending family gatherings. She also enjoyed attending Broadway shows and watching TV shows and movies. To know Phyll was to truly love her. She was preceded in death by her three older brothers, Reynold “Joe Pete” Thomas, Stanley P. Jacobs, and Clarence Jasper.
Phyll leaves to cherish her precious memories: A devoted son, Tyler C. Reynolds (Tiana) of Philadelphia, PA; One brother, Andre “Shorty” Reynolds of Philadelphia, PA; Four nieces, Reinell Thomas-Myers (Jerome) of Charlotte, NC, Andrea Reynolds-Smith and Lanae Burns of Philadelphia, PA, and Toi Reynolds-Johnson of Charlotte, NC; One nephew, Clarence Jasper, II of Philadelphia, PA; Three sisters-in-law, Evia Thomas, of Orangeburg, SC; Cornell Jacobs, of Greensboro, NC and Blanche Jasper of Andalusia, PA; One Granddaughter, the apple of her eye, Tessa R. Reynolds of Philadelphia, PA; Special Cousin, Cassandra “Sandy” Coulter and her Children of Philadelphia, PA; Loving life-long friends, Elva “Bunny” Overton, Sharon Seaborough and Kevon Baldwin all of Philadelphia, PA and a host of loving grand nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends whom she loved dearly and who dearly loved her.
All are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Phyll’s life on Tuesday September 26th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort Phyll’s family during her visitation from 10:00am-11:30am. There will be a words of remembrance service with eulogies at 11:30am in the funeral home, followed by a tribute to Phyll by the Philadelphia Police Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Phyll’s memory to Overbrook High School
Jose Candido Barbosa Sobrinho, of Northeast Philadelphia, passed away in Albert Einstein Medical Center, on September 15, 2023. He is survived by many friends in Philadelphia, as well as his extended family in Brazil. Please keep them all in your daily prayers.
Matthew Richard Barowski, also known as Matty, passed away on September 19, 2023, at the age of 71, in Philadelphia, PA. He was born on December 5, 1951, in Philadelphia. Matty served in the US Marine Corps as a Lance Corporal during the Vietnam War. He was a dedicated individual who served his country with honor. In his civilian life, Matty had a successful career that spanned several decades. He worked at Craftex as a weaver for 12 years, he also spent several years working at Richardson Mint before transitioning to a position as a dedicated Environmental Services professional. He spent over 20 years serving at St. Mary’s Hospital, Northeastern Hospital, and later at Temple Hospital. Matty will be deeply missed by his loved ones. He is survived by his sister, Virginia R. Hornberger (The late James), and brother, Edward M. (Maria). He was cherished by many nieces and nephews. Matty was preceded in death by his beloved parents, Dorothy Mae and Matthew “Shorty”. A ceremony to honor Matty’s life will be held at a later date, and details will be announced. His remains will be cremated according to his wishes. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory can be made to Saint George Independent Catholic School, located at 2700 E Venango St, Philadelphia, PA 19134. Venmo @SGSIndependentCatholic. The McCafferty Funeral Home, located at 6709-11 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19135, is assisting the family with the funeral arrangements. Matty’s loved ones and friends will forever cherish his memory. May his soul find eternal peace, and may his memories bring comfort to those who loved him.
Michael Daniel Maguire, of the Harrowgate and Northeast section of Philadelphia, sadly and unexpectedly passed away, September 18, 2023, at the age of 26. Dear son of Anne Maguire and Michael J. Boyle. Cherished brother of Erin Shiffler (Robert) and Brein Dahill (John). Loving uncle of Margaret Anne and Kasie Margaret. Loving boyfriend of Savannah Rose Marlin. He will be dearly missed by his aunts, uncles, cousins, close family and friends. Michael loved life, his family and friends. He enjoyed music and wanted to make people happy. A graduate of New Foundations Charter High School and Orleans Technical College, Michael enjoyed summers in Wildwood with his mom, sisters and grandparents. He was so proud to be an uncle to his two nieces. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Services for Michael will be held privately by his family. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Michael’s memory to the Gift of Life Donor Program or to Harrison Township TOPSports P.O. Box 442 MULLICA HILL, New Jersey 08062
Shawn DeMarco (nee Leonard), formerly from Liddonfield projects, passed away on September 16, 2023, at age 64. Loving mother of Toni Conchado (Michael), Billy DeMarco (Nancy), Amy Haldeman (Michael), the late TD DeMarco and her beloved dog, Sarge. Devoted Gram of 13. Also survived by 3 sisters, 2 brothers and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend her viewing and funeral on Monday, September 25, 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 Further arrangements will be held in private by her family. Please omit flowers and kindly consider donations in Shawn’s memory to St. Katherine Drexel Shrine.
M. Christine Lynn, a resident of Folsom, PA. passed away in Broomall Manor Nursing Home on September 12, 2023, at age 81. Loving mother of Henry Lynn (Gail) and the late Christine Lynn. Beloved grandmother of Nicholas Lynn. Sister of Mary Hayden (Stan), Catherine Schauder, Maureen Haas, and the late Bernard Lynn and Henry Lynn (Mary). Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend her viewing and funeral on Thursday, September 21 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. Burial will be in private at a later date. Please omit flowers and kindly consider donations in Christine’s memory to American Heart Association
Stanton L. Kreutzer, of Fairless Hills, Pa, passed away on September 12, 2023, at age 75. Beloved husband of the late Linda Kreutzer. Loving mother of Jennifer Quinn (John), Joy Kreutzer (Luis Romero) and Stanton Kreutzer, Jr. (Janine). He is survived by 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. In keeping with Stanton’s wishes he will be cremated with no services. Kindly consider donations in Stanton’s memory to the American Diabetes Association
Daniel Rutter, of the Oxford Circle section of Philadelphia, sadly passed away September 12, 2023, at the age of 63. Cherished son of Dorothy Rutter and the late Paul Rutter. Beloved husband of 42 years to Debra Rutter. Loving father of Danielle Rink. Grandfather to Edwardo Rivera, Emelia Berdecia and Isaac Quiles. Brother of Dottie Rutter, Pat Rutter, Paul Rutter and Tom Rutter. He is also survived by his best friend, Tony Aiena. He will be missed dearly. All are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Daniel’s life on Friday September 22nd at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) you may visit and comfort Daniel’s family during his visitation from 10:30am-11:30am. There will be a prayer service in the funeral home at 11:30am. Interment will be held privately by his family at a later date.
Our dearest mother, Carla Grasso, passed away on September 8th, 2023, at the age of 67. Carla was raised by a loving family by both Jack and Janet Grasso in Scranton, PA. She grew up with two loving brothers, Anthony and Frankie. She would spend most of her time having fun with friends and teaching others to dance. When she was 18, she moved from Scranton to Philadelphia to start a new life and begin nursing school. Throughout her early years as a nurse she made numerous friendships that would last a lifetime. In 1989 she settled down with her husband, Robert Horsey and had their first born child, Joshua. Then eventually in 1994, they would have their second son Evan. Throughout their lives together, the family would enjoy trips together and spent much time enjoying the time they spent with each other. Carla enjoyed going on adventures and would be the first person to plan a trip. She enjoyed Broadway shows, fine dining, but most of all sharing her love and experiences with others. Carla earned her Associate’s degree in Nursing in 1977 at Medical College of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She later expanded her knowledge by completing her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing through Immaculata University in 2012, while working full time and raising her children. In 2016, she completed her educational journey by earning a Master’s degree in Nursing through LaSalle University, specializing in nursing leadership. She started her professional career at Medical College of Pennsylvania; and transitioned to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) in 1983. During her tenure, she held several positions in the emergency department including staff nurse, assistant nurse manager, nurse manager and most recently clinical resource coordinator. She was instrumental and championed numerous policy and quality improvement projects. Carla presented at conferences, emergency nursing research days, was a published author and achieved the highest level of nursing excellence awarded by HUP. Entwined in the fabric of the HUP community for so many years most referred to her as mamma Carla. She embraced the role of mentor, colleague and leader in the nursing community. Carla befriended and was instrumental in the development of novice nurses, taking a pivotal role in their education and success. She fostered a working relationship between nursing and new interns. Her most precious gift was the care she brought to her patients, especially the littlest newborns beginning life in a frenzied emergency department. She embodied the best attributes of a nurse: caring, compassion and selflessness. Carla was in many facets a mother. Not only to her own children, but to the many people that she helped mentor throughout the years. She was always there for the people that needed her the most, and asked for nothing in return. She has shared many memories and love with her friends and family. She is survived by her two sons, Josh and Evan. All are invited to attend Carla’s viewing on Monday evening, September 18th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) from 5:30pm-7:00pm. There will be another viewing the next morning, Tuesday September 19th at Maternity B.V.M (9220 Old Bustleton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19115) from 8:30am-10:00am. A funeral mass for Carla will begin at 10:00am in the church. Please consider making donations in Carla’s memory to George Washington Wrestling Fund
Pamela Barnett (nee Tate), of the Somerton section of Philadelphia, passed away on September 9, 2023, at age 76. Beloved wife of John Barnett. Loving mother of Laura Rizzo, Samantha Rizzo and Melissa Bilynsky (Greg). Devoted grandmom of Samantha, Bryan, Gregory, Michelle, Daniella and Evelyn. Also survived by her brother, Charles Tate (Donna) and her nephew, Erik Tate. Predeceased by her brother, Daniel Tate and mother Doris Tate (nee Hebding). Family and friends are invited to attend her visitation and funeral on Friday, September 15, in St. Christopher RC Church (13301 Proctor Rd. Phila., PA 19116) You may visit and comfort Pamela’s family during the visitation from 9:30am – 10:30am in church. There will be a funeral mass at 10:30am with entombment to follow in Sunset Memorial Park. Please omit flowers and kindly consider donations in Pamela’s memory to Foxchase Cancer Center.
Ashley Elizabeth Johnson (nee Bassler), of Philadelphia PA, sadly passed away September 6, 2023, at the age of 36. Loving daughter of Mary Bassler. Daughter-in-law of Gail Maxwell. Beloved wife of Thomas Johnson. Loving mother of David and Aniyah. Cherished sister of Donald. She is also survived by her brothers-in-law, Troy and Demetrius, her sisters-in-law, Sabrina and Sherene, as well as a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. All are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Ashley’s life on Thursday September 14th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort Ashley’s family during her viewing from 10:30am-11:30am. There will be a service with eulogies at 11:30am in the funeral home.
Karen Joyce Pullin, of Northeast Philadelphia, sadly passed away September 5, 2023, at the age of 62. Loving sister of Ruth Pullin and Linda Pullin (George Hall). Cherished aunt of Joseph Pullin. She will be missed by many friends and family. Karen is now at peace with both her mother and father. A memorial service will be held for Karen on Friday September 15th at Rhawnhurst Presbyterian Church (7701 Loretto Ave Phila., PA 19111) from 10:00am-11:00am. There will be a service in the church at 11:00am. Luncheon to follow.
As is a tale, so is a life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.” -Seneca
“Little” Matt Wasco born in Port Richmond, Philadelphia on November 7, 1999 suddenly passed away on September 3rd, 2023.
Matthew, a Lincoln High School Alumnae, where he was a multi-sport and all city athlete, part of many organizations, especially the Special Olympics in which he cherished being a part of each year. After receiving multiple college offers, Matthew decided on Kutztown to continue his football career. One of his proudest moments was being a “true” freshman starter. Matthew was an avid sports player, but his love was football. A Junk food connoisseur especially Chick-Fil-A or pizza and you don’t even want to know what his Chipotle order looked like. A lover of anything covered in hot sauce or Flaming Hot Cheetos. A cherished son, brother, cousin, nephew and uncle. A friend when you needed one. A lovable goofball. The sweetest, most genuine heart who left a lasting impression on anyone he met. A smile that lit up any room he was in and his piercing blue eyes that you couldn’t forget. Matthew Anthony Francis Wasco departed this world entirely too soon. He was preceded in death by his mother Toni Wasco and furry sisters Lady and Molly Mae Wasco. He is survived by his father, “Big” Matt who raised Matthew and Jacob, where it was just dad and his boys. At the age of 6 the “boys” were introduced to the girls, Amanda, Brina, Emily and Christina. Matthew was the happiest kid to have his new family and never thought of them as step, half, just family. Matthew leaves behind his siblings, Dana (Jose), Jacob (Kelsey), Amanda (Rich), Brina, Emily and fur sisters, Bailey, Nellie and Millie. Matthew was such a kind, gentle giant who loved his family. Family was everything to him and with his passing, their world will never be the same. Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing and funeral on Sunday morning, September 10, at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc., 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr sts) You may visit and comfort Matthew’s family during the viewing from 9:00am – 10:30am. There will be a prayer service staring at 10:30am. Further arrangements will be held in private by his family. Please omit flowers and kindly consider donations in Matthew’s memory to Street Tails 1030 N 2nd St, Unit 401 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Florence DiFrancesco (nee Bernard), formerly of the Holme Circle section of Philadelphia, sadly passed away September 4, 2023, at the age of 89. Beloved wife of William DiFrancesco Sr. Loving mother of Josephine Kelly, Joyce Marsteller (John), William Aiello Jr. (Christine) and Patricia Aiello. Stepmother of William DiFrancesco and Andrew DiFrancesco. Sadly missed by her grandchildren, Jennifer (Rob), Sean (Kerin), Sarah (Cody), John Paul (Ketti), Joseph (Amanda), Anthony and Kendalyn. Great-grandmother of 11. Family and friends are invited to attend her visitation and funeral on Saturday September 23 from 9:00am-10:30am at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) There will be a prayer service at 10:30am in the funeral home. Burial will be held at a later date in Washington Crossing National Cemetery. Please omit flowers and kindly consider donations in Florence’s name to Delaware Valley Veterans Home. (2701 Southampton Rd. Phila PA 19154) Make check/money order payable to: DVVH Residents’ Welfare Fund.