Barbara Ann O’Donnell (nee Dougherty), originally from the Fairmount section of Philadelphia, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on March 29th, 2020, at age 75. Beloved wife of 54 years to Martin J. O’Donnell. Loving mother of Barbara Ann Brennan (John), Martin O’Donnell (Suzanne), Patrick O’Donnell (Kelly) and Christopher O’Donnell. Devoted Mom Mom of Jennifer, Brian, Tim, Raeghan, Kane, Reese, Ashley, Brynn and Patrick. Great grandmother of Macie Ann and the late Mia Veronica. Sister of Kevin Dougherty (Joan) and the late Veronica (Tom) Vedder (nee Dougherty) and Dennis Dougherty . Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Because of the current health crisis, the the family has opted for a private prayer service, with the intention of having a public funeral at a later date.
Dorothy Thieroff (Ludlow), formerly of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, passed away on March, 29, 2020, at the age of 90. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Alvin A. Thieroff. Loving mother of Stephen Thieroff (the late Christine), James Thieroff (Susan) and the late Frederick Thieroff and Thomas Thieroff. Devoted grandmother of Emily, Kathrine, Alex, Aaron, Ashley, Adam, Jenna, Kelsi and Abby. Great grandmother of Harper, Rosie, Benjamin and Noah. Beloved sister of Edward Burgstahler, Charles Thieroff and the late William Ludlow, Robert Ludlow, and John Ludlow. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Due to the Coronavirus restrictions, Dorothy’s family has decided a private service and burial will take place.
Daniel F. Morris, of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, passed away on March 25th, 2020, at age 89. Beloved husband of the late Beatrice (nee Bell). Survived by his sister, Rose Foster. Loving uncle of John Herrman (Kathleen), June Bailey (Robert), Thomas Morris (Margaret), Rosemarie Douglass, Donna Fisher, Eric Jensen, Robert Jensen, Kirk Jensen and Anne Marchesa. He leaves to mourn many great nieces and nephews as well as great great nieces and nephews. Because of the current health concerns, the family has opted for a private viewing, funeral mass and burial. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Daniel’s memory to St. Timothy RC Church, 3001 Levick St. Phila., PA 19149.
Bernice Fehrle (nee Tiemann), of Warminster PA, passed away March 23rd, 2020 at the age of 87. Loving mother of Garry Fehrle (Sue), Barry Fehrle (the late Marybeth), Larry Fehrle (Lynn) and Harry Fehrle. Beloved grandmother of Sharon, Sheri, Laura, Andrew, Jacqueline and Kelsey. Because of the current health crisis, services for Bernice will be delayed. Once things settle down, the day and time for the services will be announced.
Elaine Nash (nee O’Hara), of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, passed away on March 21st, 2020, at age 85. Beloved wife of the late Joel Nash. Loving mother of John Schwartz (Kathleen), Linda Robbins (Stephen), Paul Schwartz, Joel Nash, Jr.(Georgette), James Nash (Kate) and Olivia Nash. Devoted grandmother of Jennifer, Stephen, Timothy, Jaclyn and Michael. Also survived by many great grandchildren, as well as her brother Edward O’Hara. Due to the current health crisis, Elaine’s family has decided to hold services in private. Both Elaine and her late husband, Joel, will be laid to rest together, in Arlington Cemetery.
Margaret R. Hatos (nee Schaller), of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, passed away on March 21st, 2020, at age 71. Beloved wife of the late Gary Hatos. Loving mother of Gary Davis, Maggie Davis and Samantha Hatos. Devoted grandmother of Arianna Drew. Due to the current health crisis, all services and burial will be held in private by Margaret’s family.
Lý Phúc Quang, of the Mayfair section, formerly of Brooklyn, NY, passed away on March 19th, 2020, at age 66. Born in Vietnam, he emigrated to the United States and cultivated a life for his family working as a steward in the hotel industry for many years. He is survived by his beloved wife, Lý Lâm Kathy. He was the loving father of Lý Lâm David (Khôi) and Lý Lâm Melissa. Because of the current health crisis, the family has decided to hold a private viewing and service. Burial will take place in Linwood, NJ. Please keep his family in your thoughts and daily prayers.
Antoinette Kiefer, resident of St. John Neumann Nursing Home, passed away March 20th, 2020 at the age of 92. Daughter of the late Joe and Alfreda Meller. Beloved wife of the late George Kiefer. Loving mother of Cynthia Terlecki, Leonard Moore, John Moore, Stephen Moore, Paul Moore and the late Mark Moore. Devoted sister of the late Alfreda Maier and Diane Stellawag. Grandmother of the late Jamie Moore. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. Because of the current health crisis, all services for Antoinette will be delayed. Once things settle down, the day and time for the services will be announced.
Larue H. Motel, of Ambler Pa, passed away March 11th, 2020 at the age of 66. Daughter of the late Russell and Virginia Cadwalader. Loving wife of Clement W. Motel Jr. Former spouse of the late Brian Geist. Loving mother of Kimberly Geist (Alberto Meletiche). Devoted grandmom of Tyrone Brian Geist (21), Anyiah Nichelle Geist (19), Isaiah Deshawn Geist (17) and the late Alberto Meletiche Jr. Sister of Ernie Cadwalader. Aunt of Robert Eichenberg. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Larue’s life on Saturday March 21st at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort Larue’s family during the viewing from 9:30AM-11:00AM. There will be a Prayer Service at 11:00AM in the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Larue’s memory to ASPCA.
Dolores Decker (nee Jenkins), of the Tacony Section of Philadelphia, who was born on January 19th, 1930, passed away March 15th, 2020 at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late Raymond Decker. Loving mother of Raymond (the late Michele), Rick (Linda), Gary (Carole), Michael (Trish), Linda (the late Mark) Menkevich, Steven (Ellen), Janet (Tom) Evans, Tim (Roseann). Grandmother of 18 grand-children, great-grandmother of 16 great-grandchildren and great-great grandmother of 1 great-great grandchild. Sister of Donald Jenkins, Lois Ross, Renee Bierman, and the late Teddy and Gerald Jenkins. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Dolores’ life on Friday March 20th at St. Bartholomew’s R.C. Church 5600 Jackson St. Phila. PA 19124. You may visit and comfort the Decker family during the viewing from 9:00am-10:00am. There will be a Funeral Mass at 10:00am. Burial to follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Please park in the lot behind the church and enter through the side doors. The doors facing Harbison Avenue will be closed. Please note because of the circumstance surrounding the Coronavirus, we ask that you refrain from embracing one another, shaking hands and to practice the guidelines of social distancing 6 FEET apart from one another. We understand it’s difficult, but this is the request of Decker family for the safety of everybody involved.
Vincent Francis Petruzzelli, II, a life long resident of Philadelphia, passed away on 03/16/2020 at the age of 56, with his family at his side. Vince was a die hard eagles fan and had a love for motorcycles and model trains. He was recently retired from septa after 30 years. He was survived by his wife Marion Petruzzelli , his daughters Christine (Edward), Loriann, Jennifer (Charles) and his son, Vincent III (Jackie). Sadly missed by his grandchildren Louis, Madison (Tyler), Shane, Brittney Marie, Ryan C, Brittney Mae, Jordan, Trevor, ShawnaLee, Ryan, Dominic, Dawn, Natalie, Spencer, and Vincent IIII. Loving brother to Debbie Petruzzelli. Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing and funeral on Saturday April 4th from 9:00am to 11:00am in St. Mary Magdalen National Church, 1065 Bristol Pike, Bensalem, PA 19020. Please omit flowers and make donations in Vince’s memory to Fox Chase Cancer Center, 333 Cottman Ave., Phila., PA 19111.
Jackie Morris, of the Nicetown Section of Philadelphia, passed away March 13th, 2020 at the age of 38. Daughter of Joy Morris and the late Joseph Banach. Wife of Cesar Alvarez. Loving mother of Gianna Ortiz, Isabella Alvarez and Cesar Alvarez Jr. Sister of Jessica, Joey, Shannon and the late little Mark. Aunt of 8 nieces and nephews.
Paul Robbins, of Northeast Philadelphia, formerly of Medford N.J., passed away March 13th, 2020, at the age of 51. Son of Jim Thiel and the late RoseMary Thiel. Beloved husband of Roberta Robbins. Loving father of April, Paul Jr., and Jonathan. Brother of Sean Robbins, Thomas Robbins and the late Jason Robbins. Nephew of Aunt Rene, Uncle Timmy and the late Aunt Patty. He is also survived by many friends and family members and he will be missed dearly.
Philip J. Klish, formerly of the Tacony section, passed away on March 13th, 2020, at age 37. Loving son of Donna Fial (Joe) and Michael Klish, Sr. Devoted father of Kyle Philip Klish and Raine Elizabeth Klish. Brother of Michael Jr., David, Nicole and Anthony. Sadly missed by his loving companion Khloe as well as nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Family and friends are invited to attend his visitation and funeral on Thursday March 19th from 9:30am to 11:00am at McCafferty Funeral Home 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts). There will be a Prayer Service at 11:00am. (also in the funeral home). Please note because of the circumstance surrounding the Coronavirus, we ask that you refrain from embracing one another, shaking hands and to practice the guidelines of social distancing 6 FEET apart from one another. We understand it’s difficult, but this is the request of Philip’s family for the safety of everybody involved.
James F. Eveland, Jr. of the Mayfair section of our city, passed away on March 9th, 2020, at age 50. Beloved husband of Maria (nee Bagatta). Loving father of Micah and David. Also survived by his mother Mary Anne Eveland (the late James F. Eveland, Sr.). Brother of Sharon Cuddy and the late Suzanne Knobbs. Sadly missed by nieces, nephews and friends. At the request of the family there will be a Memorial Service at a later time.
Anna Newsham (nee Wepryk), of the Rhawnhurst section, passed away on March 9th, 2020, at age 71. Loving wife of Joseph Newsham. Loving mother of Jason Newsham (Carla) and Nicholas Newsham. Devoted grandmom of Aiden, Noah and Cheyanne. Also survived by her siblings, John Wepryk (Maryanne), Theresa Wepryk and George Wepryk (Erin) as well as many loving nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brother Walter Wepryk (Renee). Family and friends are invited to attend her viewing and funeral on Monday March 16th from 9:00am – 10:30 am in Resurrection of Our Lord RC Church, (2000 Shelmire Ave.). There will be a Funeral Mass at 10:30 am Burial to follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Anna’s memory to The Center for Autism Research 2716 South St. #5, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Click Here to Donate
Yolanda Rose Nuss, passed away on March 6th, 2020, at age 34. Loving mother of Kam’Ron, Faith, Kobe and Kamaure. Loving daughter of Cynthia Heffner (John Heffner). Sister of Ronald (Omaris) Heffner, John Heffner III and Joshua Heffner. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Yolanda’s life on Wednesday March 11th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (betweeen Unruh & Knorr Sts). You may visit and comfort Yolanda’s family during the viewing from 9:30 am – 11:00 am in the funeral home. There will be a Remembrance Service at 11:00 am (also in the funeral home). Burial will be at a later date in private by her family. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to Yolanda’s family to help set up an education fund for the children.
Pauline D. Sheppard, of the Pennypack Center, passed away on February 28th, 2020, at age 101. Predeceased by her daughter, Paula Sheppard. Sadly missed by 2 cousins and good friends. There will be a graveside service at Hillside Cemetery, Roslyn, PA on Tuesday March 31st at 11:00am. If you plan on attending, please be at the cemetery entrance at 10:45am.
David Gentner, of the Oxford Circle section of our city, passed away on March 5th, 2020, at age 59. Loving brother of Wayne Gentner (Maureen), Denise Lundy, Albert Gentner (Kimberley), Jimmy Gentner (Kim), Lisa Calter (Chuck), and the late Gary Gentner. Father of Luke. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Predeceased by his parents Albert and Helene Gentner. David was a coach for the Oxford Circle Raiders for many years, and was also a member of the City Champion Frankford HS Football Team in 1978. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate David’s life on Friday March 13th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts) You may visit and comfort David’s family during the visitation from 2:30-4:00 PM in the Funeral Home. There will be a Remembrance Service at 4:00 pm (also in the Funeral Home). In lieu of flowers please make donations in David’s memory to Oxford Circle Raiders 5051 Sommerdale Ave. Phila., PA 19124.
Ralph Victor Parisi, 21, son of Charlotte Parisi (the late Ralph A. Parisi) passed away peacefully on Wednesday March 4, 2020, after suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning and smoke inhalation as a result of a horrific house fire, in his temporary residence. He is survived by his three siblings, Jessica Parisi, Nichole Parisi and Anthony Parisi. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and many loved nieces, nephews and cousins that loved him dearly! Ralph was a recent graduate from Bensalem High School. He loved sports and was a huge Philadelphia Eagles fan! He was a very likable person and made friends everywhere he went! He was in the prime of his life and had ambitious plans for his future! Ralph touched everyone he met and will be immensely missed by all! In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ralph Parisi can be made out to Racheal Kluska and mailed to 3100 Magee Ave Philadelphia pa 19149 1st floor apartment.