Melissa Meléndez, of North Philly, sadly passed away October 19th, 2021 at the age of 52. Beloved daughter of Ramon Luis Meléndez and Maggie Cintron. Loving mother of Amber Diaz-Bonilla (Francisco) and Sebastian Fanas. Cherished grandmother of Leilani Bonilla and Jaydon Bonilla. She will be missed by all who knew her. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Melissa’s life on Saturday November 6th, 2021 at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr STs.) You may visit and comfort Melissa’s family during her visitation from 9:30AM-11:00AM. There will be a Service in the funeral home at 11:00AM.  In lieu of flowers please make donations in Melissa’s memory to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Click Here.


Shawn Broomhead, of the Tacony section of Philadelphia, sadly passed away October 19th, 2021 at the age of 49. Beloved son of Virginia Broomhead and the late Phillip Broomhead. Loving father of Rachel Broomhead and Kristina Hosgood. Cherished brother of Phillip Broomhead (Judie), Bridget McCool (Thomas) and Ben Broomhead. Loving grandfather of Mia Ruth. Grandson of Rocco Lodise and the late Edna Lodise. Uncle of 10 nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Shawn’s life on Tuesday October 26th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts) You may visit and comfort Shawn’s family during his visitation from 9:30AM-11:00AM. There will be a Words of Remembrance service at 11:00AM in the funeral home. Please keep his family in your prayers. 


Edward F. Feist, Jr., formerly of the Tacony section of Philadelphia, passed away on October 17th, 2021, at age 35. Beloved husband of Sarah Seoudi. Loving father of Riley, Jolie, Eddie III and Nikko. Son of Edward F. Feist, Sr.  (Eva Viertl) and the late Karen (née Tangradi) Berg (Alan).  Sadly missed by his siblings, Judy Moore (Wes), Kira Kennedy (Brian) and Michael Feist. Loving uncle to Anthony, Brionna, Ryann, Sean, Sadhbh and Tadhg.  Nephew of Loretta and John Miles, Kate Tangradi and Jack Tangradi. Family and friends are invited to attend his visitation and funeral on Monday, October 25th from 9:30am – 11:00am at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts) There will be a Words of Remembrance Service at 11:00am. Burial will  be private at a later date. 


Walter T. Kuestner, of Bensalem PA, passed away October 19th, 2021 at the age of 94. Beloved life long companion of Joan Donahue. Loving father of Walter Kuestner, Robert Kuestner (Anne Marie) and Karen Kraut (John). Devoted grandfather of 9 grandchildren and great-grandfather of 13 great-grandchildren. Brother of the late Ed Kuestner and Rose Kearney. A memorial service for Walter will be held privately by his family. 


Gregory Stephen Snyder, of Bristol PA, sadly passed away October 16th, 2021 at the age of 45. Beloved husband of Heather Snyder (nee Stein). Loving and devoted father of Nadia Natel, Stephenie Snyder, Autum Snyder, Angel-Ann Snyder and Jessica Snyder. Cherished son of Clyrie Snyder (nee Deets) and Marvin Snyder. Loving brother of Darryl Snyder, Sammy Snyder and Marde Pawlaski (nee Snyder). He was a wonderful grandfather to Leon Snyder and Sebastian Snyder. Greg was an amazing friend who will be loved and missed by all who knew him. There was nothing in life that he loved more than to ride his motorcycle with his friends, as well as spending time with his grandson. A private Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday October 30th at Hellraisers Clubhouse (2730 Pickwick St. Phila., PA 19134) from 4:00PM-8:00PM. At the request of the family this celebration of life is invitation only, please contact Greg’s wife, Heather for your invitation (heatherarnold473@yahoo.com) Thank you.


Christopher A. Walton, of Rockledge, Pa, passed away on October 17th, 2021, at age 52. Beloved husband of Marie (nee Ralston). Beloved son of Howard and Anna Mae Walton. Loving brother of Howard Walton (Donna), Anna Mae Hoch (David), Mary Pepe (John), Patricia Vaxner (Tony), Gregory Walton (Theresa) and Jeffrey Walton. Sadly missed by 28 nieces and nephews and 26 great nieces and great nephews. Chris was a standout baseball player for Father Judge HS, where he graduated in 1987. Chris was inducted into the FJ Baseball Hall of Fame, 2016. Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Thursday Evening from 5:00pm – 8:00 pm in St. Jerome RC Church, (Colfax & Stamford Sts). There will be a second viewing in the church on Friday morning from 9:30am to 10:45am. Funeral Mass 11:00am with burial to follow in Lawnview Cemetery. Please omit flowers and consider donations in Chris’ memory to Friends of Father Judge (in memo, please write “Baseball, Chris Walton”) 3301 Solly Ave. Phila., PA 19136 


Veronica Alba (nee Ryan), “Roni”, formerly of the Fairmount section of Philadelphia, passed away on October 11th, 2021, at age 64. Beloved wife of Rich Alba for 37 years. Loving daughter of Francis Ryan and Clare Ryan (nee Long). Sister of Francis Ryan (Joanne), Kathleen McTighe (Tom) and Clare McAneny (Pat). Also survived by her in-laws, Karen Alba (Joanne), Nicholas Alba, Jr.  (Kim), Nicole Rost (Jim) and the late Frances Alba. Daughter-in-law of Casmira “Kate” Alba (the late Nicholas Alba, Sr.). Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.  Roni was employed at the Philadelphia Stock Exchange for 44 years, was a graduate of St. Francis Xavier, Hallahan HS and the Philadelphia Restaurant School. Roni was passionate about many things in her life, none more so than her husband, family and friends. Amongst her passions, were her love for her dogs, traveling and attending/rooting for Philly sports teams. All services and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Veronica’s memory to the  ASPCA DONATE HERE


Thomas Samuel Latta, of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia passed away suddenly on October 11th, 2021, at the age of 61. Beloved son of the late William J. Sr, and Dolores F. Latta(nee Christie). Loving brother of William J. Jr (Carmel), Patricia A. (James) and Mary Ellen (Greg). Also survived by six nieces and nephews and six great nieces and nephews. Tom was born in Philadelphia in 1960. He was a graduate of Father Judge High School for boys. He was a talented Interior Designer who worked in both residential and commercial settings. Tom worked for over thirty five years in a profession that he loved in Philadelphia, New York City and surrounding metropolitan areas. Family and Friends are invited to attend his Celebration of Life which will be on Tommy’s birthday on April 22, 2022 at St. Timothy’s R.C. Church. The visitation will be from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. and the funeral mass will be at 12 p.m. Burial at Resurrection Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Tommy’s memory to Daylesford Abbey, 220 S. Valley Rd, Paoli, PA. 19301.  

Michael Tallarida, of Northeast Philadelphia, passed away on October 10th, 2021, at age 45. Beloved husband of Nicole Tallarida (née Milburn). Loving and devoted father of Brynn Tallarida and Michael Tallarida. Cherished son of Dave Tallarida and Denise Tallarida (née Turchi). Loving brother of David Tallarida (Valerie). Mike was loved by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Mike dedicated an enormous amount of time coaching many area sports teams. He was a great father, great husband, friend and coach who will be missed by all whose lives he touched. Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Thursday evening, October 14th  from 5-9 pm at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc., 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts). There will be a second viewing on Friday morning from 9:30am – 11:15am in St. Matthew RC Church, (3000 Cottman Ave.) A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30am with burial to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, and in Mike’s memory, please consider making a donation towards future students’ scholarships at the Haverford School, his son Michael’s alma mater. Donate Here.


Gerald J. Schriver, “Jerry”, of Northeast Philadelphia, passed away on October 5th, 2021, at age 61. Proud member of Local 542, Operating Engineers. Beloved son of Joyce Eleanor Schriver and the late Gerald Schriver. Loving father of Dana Schriver and Alex Schriver (Stacy). Grandfather of Adriana, Cooper, Phoebe and Theo. Brother of Suzanne Derkotch (the late Tony), David Schriver (Charlene), Joel Schriver (Patty) and the late Keith Schriver. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Former spouse of Debra Schriver. At Jerry’s request, there will be no services. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. 


Yomar Anthony Rivera, of Northeast Philadelphia, born in Puerto Rico, sadly passed away October 5th, 2021 at the age of 17. Beloved son of Mily Atany Rivera. Loving brother of Humberto Yadiel Costillo Rivera and Engers Yuriel Costillo Rivera. Loving grandson of Miledia Wilmo. Great-grandson of the late Dominga Osoria and Emilio Wilmo. He will be deeply missed. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Yomar’s life on Thursday October 14th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort Yomar’s family during the viewing from 9:30AM-11:00AM. There will be a prayer service in the funeral home at 11:00AM. Burial to follow in Greenmount Cemetery. Please keep his family in your prayers.


James A. Wright Jr., of Northeast Philadelphia, formerly of Maryland, passed away September 30, 2021 at the age of 51. Son of James A. Wright Sr. and the late Corita Wright-Bacon. Loving father of Ayshya Wright, Devante Wright, Shalaya Wright and Trevon Wright. Beloved grandfather of Kyro Carter. Brother of Taura, Ernest and Corita. He will be missed by his cousin Vennie. He is also survived by the mother of his children, LaTesha Edwards as well as extended family and friends.


Dorothy M. Scanlon, of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, passed away on October 4th, 2021, at age 80. Loving mother of Ann-Marie Steacker and Suzanne Pudlo (Edward). Grandmother of Amanda, Gloria, Brianna, Wyatt and the late Casey Marie. Great grandmother of Jadyn and Damon.  At the request of the family there will be no services immediately scheduled.


James A. Mulcahy, of Weeki Wachee Florida, formerly of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, passed away September 17th, 2021 at the age of 55. Son of the late James and Veronica Mulcahy. Beloved husband of Patricia Mulcahy. Loving father of Amber Mulcahy (Patrick Higgins). Loving grandfather of Scarlette Higgins. Devoted brother of Kathleen Mulcahy. Uncle of Matthew Wilkinson. He is also survived by his brother-in-law Matthew Wilkinson and his cousins, the McCarries. He will be missed by his beloved friends. All are invited to gather, remember and celebrate James’ life on Friday October 15th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort James’ family during the visitation from 12:30PM-2:00PM. There will be a prayer service in the funeral home at 2:00PM. 

There will be a Zoom meeting starting at 12:30PM for James’ visitation. 

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Topic: James A. Mulcahy
Time: Oct 15, 2021 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Nancy Heebner, of Northeast Philadelphia, passed away on October 2nd, 2021, at age 68. Loving mother of Jennifer Sacks (James). Devoted grandmother of James Sacks, Jr. and  Erica Sanchez. Sadly missed by her great granddaughter, Liana Lynch. Predeceased by her parents, Harry and Mary Heebner. Family and friends are invited to attend her memorial gathering and funeral on Wednesday, October 13th, at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc., 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts) You may visit and comfort Nancy’s family during the visitation from 9:30am – 11:00am. There will be a remembrance service at 11:00am. Int will be held at a later date. 


Dolores F. Latta (nee Christie), of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, passed away, peacefully, at home, on October 2nd, 2021, at age 90. Beloved wife of the late William J., Sr. Loving mother of William J., Jr. (Carmel), Thomas, Patricia A. (James) and Mary Ellen (Greg). Loving grandmother of six and great grandmother of six. Predeceased by three brothers and three sisters. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews and one sister-in-law, Elizabeth Christie.  Family and friends are invited to attend her viewing and funeral on Saturday, October 9th, from 9:30am – 10:30 am at St. Timothy RC Church, 3001 Levick St. There will be a funeral mass at 10:30am. Burial to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Dolores’ memory to Poor Clares of the Franciscan Monastery, 1271 Langhorne – Newtown Rd. Langhorne, PA 19047.  


Lorraine M. McGinty (née Osborne), of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, passed away on October 1st, 2021, at age 81. Beloved wife of Walter McGinty. Loving mother of Lorraine Picard (John), Frank Rozdzielski (Donna), Walter McGinty (Marie) and the late Maggie McGinty Jaggers (Albert). Devoted grandmother of Johnny, Joseph, Frank, Mark, Laura, Shawn, Sarah, Bridget and Jake. Sadly missed by many great grandchildren. Sister of Linda Utz (Jack) and Steven Osborne. Predeceased by 8 brothers and sisters and her parents, John Osborne and Helen Osborne. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend her viewing and funeral on Friday, October 8th, from 9:30 am – 10:30 am in St. Timothy RC Church (3001 Levick St.) There will be a funeral mass at 10:30am.  Int will be held in private at a later date. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Lorraine’s memory to Eagles Autism Challenge. DONATE HERE


Shanynn L. Levin (nee Holler), formerly of the Kensington section of Philadelphia, passed away on September 29th, 2021, at age 36. Beloved wife of Lon Levin. Loving daughter of Charles Holler (the late Joyce). Loving sister of Gary Holler (Jasmin), Gregg Holler (Annie), Taylor Holler, Summer Holler and Jonathan Holler. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.  Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Shanynn’s life on Wednesday October 6th, 2021 from 10:30am – 12:00 noon at McCafferty Funeral Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) As per Shanynn’s request, please wear jeans, band t-shirts, leather or bomber jackets…in other words, your finest concert attire. After services there will be a luncheon at The Port Richmond Pub, 2601 Venango St. (Almond & Venango) Phila. 19134 from 1PM to 4PM. Please keep her family in your prayers.


  1. Alexandre Ely Sr., of the Olney section of Philadelphia, born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, passed away September 28th, 2021 at the age of 83. Son of the late Edward and Elsie Ely. Loving father of Janet Maria Mesquita (Clepe), Alex Ely (Karen), Edward James Ely (Margie), Andrea Ely-Harter (Chris). Devoted grandfather of Joe Mesquita (Lauren), David Mesquita (Daniella), Alexa Ely (Jason), Amber Ely, Alyson Ely, Emilie Ely, Kaitlyn Ely, Theresa Harter, Kristen Harter and Christopher Harter. Great-grandfather of Carter Ely A. Mesquita and Jace Maxwell. Brother of Irene Ely as well as the late Janet Myrna Ely and Edward “Dinho” Ely. Alex played soccer extensively in the U.S., Canada and Brazil winning multiple league and cup titles. Most notably, he signed with the Ukrainian Nationals in 1959. The team won four League Championships and three National Challenge Cup titles. In addition to the Nationals, he played with V.E., New York Americans, Toronto Roma with whom he won a league championship, Philadelphia Spartans, Delaware Wings and professionally with Santos in Brazil. He continued to play in the International United German Hungarian Old Timers tournaments. Internationally, he played for the U.S. Olympic Team in 1961 and 1965.  He served as an assistant coach at the University of Maryland until he graduated in 1964. His extended coaching portfolio included the Ukrainian Nationals, Philadelphia Spartans, Monsignor Bonner High School, Spring Garden College, Archbishop Carroll High School, Pele Soccer Camp, United German Hungarian and Swarthmore College. He also founded the America Kolping Soccer Club in 1975 and served as the head coach for twenty years.  Alex’s most decorated accomplishments were earning a bronze medal for the U.S. National team as starter halfback (#6) in the 1959 Pan American Games and Alex was also inducted into the United States National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1997.  Academically, he taught English in Brazil early on authoring two English textbooks. Later teaching roles included Foreign Language (Spanish) at Cardinal Dougherty High School and Archbishop Prendergast/Bonner High School. He also authored novels including A Destiny at Dawn and From Hell to the Hall of Fame. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Alex’s life on Tuesday October 5th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort Alex’s family during the viewing from 9:30AM-11:00AM. There will be a prayer service at 11:00AM in the funeral home. Burial to follow in Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Alex’s memory to Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals. Proceeds will be dedicated to providing youth scholarships to play soccer at the club Alex helped bring to National prominence. Checks can be mailed to Ukrainian Nationals SC c/o Michele Burns (1605 Brent Road Oreland, PA 19075)

 


Richard Edward Whitehouse, of Northeast Philadelphia, passed away September 28th, 2021 at the age of 78. Beloved husband of Marian Whitehouse. Loving father of Tamson Castor (Gregory) and Steven Whitehouse (Dana). Grandfather of Aspen, and Alexis. At the request of the family there will be no services.