Karen Reice, of Elverson, PA, sadly passed away on June 21, 2022, at age 54. Beloved wife of Christian Reice, Sr. Loving mother of Ashley Reice, Brittiny Reice and Christian Reice, Jr. Devoted grandmother of Avery Kittlesen. Also survived by her siblings, Walter Nielson (Sherri) and Lynn Campbell (William). Aunt to Trevin Campbell, Tyler Campbell, Margaret Nielson, Sean Nielson, Jared Nielson and the late Walter Nielson, III. Sadly missed by her loving extended family and friends.  Family and friends are invited to attend her visitation and memorial on Wednesday, July 6, from 9:30am – 11:00am at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts) There will be a Remembrance Service at 11:00am. 


Verna R. Madison (nee Brand), formerly of the Port Richmond and Kensington sections of Philadelphia, passed away on June 25, 2022, at age 93. Loving mother of Mark (Janine), Lynn, and Susan; grandson Graham; and loving friend of Marie and Lorraine. Memorial service on Saturday, July 9 at 1:00 pm at her church, Open Door Ministries, Kensington Assembly of God, 3375 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia 19134. Please wear a mask. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Open Door Ministries, which does good work in the neighborhood.


Theresa R. McAteer, of the Holmesburg section of Philadelphia, passed away at home on June 22, 2022, at age 62. Loving mother of Sarah McAteer (James Owens) and Joshua McAteer – Brooks. Devoted grandmom of Aiden, Arabella, Noah, William and Deshaun.  Former spouse of Robert Brooks. Predeceased by her brother, Frank,  her sister, Mary and her niece, Tracey. Sadly missed by her niece, Debra, and her nephew, Jimmy.  Family and friends are invited to attend her visitation and memorial on Thursday June 30, at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts) You may visit and comfort Theresa’s family during the visitation from 10:00am – 11:00am. Words of Remembrance service to follow at 11:00am. Burial will be held in private by her family. 


Patricia A. (Parks) Shield,
72, of Ridgway, Pa went home to be with the Lord on June 19th, 2022. Waiting for her at the pearly gates were her parents, Samuel F. Parks and Doris E. (Olay) Servidea, her step mother, Lois E.(Minard) Parks, her husband, Walter H. Shield, Jr, her oldest daughter, Lisa M. Shield, her sister, Sue L. Parks (Mrs.Paul Villella), her half-brother, Mark Servidea, a sister in infancy, Sandra Parks, her in-laws, Beatrice M.(Letourneau) & Walter H. Shield, Sr, as well as other family members, pets, and friends.
Patricia was a 1967 graduate of Johnsonburg Area High School. On July 19th, 1969 she married Walter H. Shield, Jr. in Ridgway. Patricia enjoyed cooking, puzzles, rooting for the Steelers, the Pirates, and Denny Hamlin, cruising with her tunes, watching Y&R, B&B, and Jeopardy, and spending time with family, friends, and God. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Johnsonburg, Pa. She enjoyed taking care of others, as was evident in her choice of work. She was employed by Dickinson Mental Health, as well as Ridgmont(WRC), where her residents were like a second family to her.
Patricia is survived by two daughters, Leslee(David) Shield of Philadelphia, Pa and Lori(John) Dausch of Pittsburgh, Pa, both were able to be by her side when she passed, two grandsons, Sgt. Dalton Feldbauer, USMC, of Va and Rixen Auman of St. Marys, Pa, a step father, John Servidea of St.Marys, Pa, a sister-in-law, Ann(Bob) Persinger of WV, as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Patricia’s wishes were to be cremated. There will be a celebration of her life at a later date and time. If desired memorial contributions can be made to The American Cancer Society, The American Diabetes foundation, ASPCA, the Salvation Army, or a charity of your choosing.


Edith Helen Burke (née Larr), of Northeast Philadelphia, sadly passed away June 20th, 2022 at the age of 72, way before her time. Beloved wife of James J. Burke Jr. Loving mother of James J. Burke III (Kate), Michael Burke (Evelyn), Christopher Burke (Michelle) and Michele Dougherty (the late Dan). Beloved “EE” of 10 grandchildren and great-grandmother of 3 great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Edith’s life on Wednesday June 29th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort Edith’s family during her visitation from 9:30AM-11:00AM. There will be a prayer service in the funeral home at 11:00AM. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Edith’s memory to For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation. Click Here.

 


Zachary John Kaufmann “Zach”, of Philadelphia, PA, sadly passed away, June 20th, 2022, at the age of 26. Loving son of Robert Kaufmann (Colleen Dougherty) and Jennifer Springer Kaufmann. Beloved brother of Kevin Patrick Shelly, Robert Kaufmann III and Ashton Kaufmann. Cherished grandson of Mary Stephanie Springer and Maria Emberger. He will be missed by his uncles, Bob Springer (Kristine) and Charles Manning, his aunts Maria Manning and Shannon Kaufmann Ruiz, his niece Monica Shelly McNasby as well as his brothers and best friends, Kenny Sicilia, Joseph Myers, Brandon Hinkley, Benny Ramos, John Simko and Justin Worek. Godson  of Tina Masi.  Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Zach’s life on Tuesday June 28th, at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort Zach’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 Zach’s wishes were to be cremated. All are invited to celebrate Zach’s life following services, at Randi’s Restaurant and Bar (1619 Grant Ave. Phila., PA 19115) at 12:15PM. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Zach’s memory to the Women’s Humane Society. Click Here.

“MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU” 


Judith A. Dillon (nee Drock), formerly of the Tacony section of Philadelphia, passed away on June 19, 2022, at age 80. Loving mother of Michael Dillon, III (Kimberly), Daniel Dillon (Jenny), Jacqueline Burns (Timothy) and Chuck Dillon (Daisy). Devoted Gram of Corinne, Rebecca, Ryan, Molly, Madison, Michael, Luke, Shane, Daisy and Virginia. Also survived by her sisters, Rita Kelly (the late Patrick), Eloise Harm (Stephen), Monica Roth (Stephen) as well an many loving nieces, nephews and her extended Dillon family. Judy was a longtime member of  St. Leo Parish, Our Lady of Consolation Parish, graduate of St. Timothy Grade school and St. Hubert’s HS, class of 1959. Family and friends are invited to attend her viewing and funeral on Saturday, June 25, from 9:00am – 10:30am in Our Lady of Consolation RC Church (7051 Tulip St. Phila) There will be a funeral mass at 10:30am. Burial will be held in private by her family. Please omit flowers and kindly consider donations in Judith’s memory to either Shriner’s Hospital for Children or to St. Hubert’s HS, 7320 Torresdale Ave. Phila., PA 19136


Deborah Wildonger, wife of the late William H. Wildonger Jr. who were lifelong residents of Fishtown, Philadelphia, passed away peacefully with her children by her side at home on June 15, 2022 at the age of 62. Survived by her siblings, beloved  Rose, Nancy, Janet, Robin and brother Victor. Deborah was an amazing, strong willed and loving mother to her 5 children: Kelly, Debbie, John, Shannon and Amber. An adoring, loving grandmother to her 12 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Her spirit will live on through the people she touched. There will be no services for Deborah as she had wished. Close family will celebrate Deborah’s wonderful accomplishments in life, privately. 


Glen James Harvey Sr. “Harve,” of Feasterville PA, peacefully passed away at home, on June 17th, 2022 at the age of 56. Beloved husband of Joy Harvey for 40 years. Loving father of Glen Harvey Jr. (Jessica), Kaitlyn Mealey (Scott), Allison Harvey and Ryan Harvey. Cherished grandfather of Addison, Travis, Mason and Emma. Glen worked as a service tech for Verizon for 27 years. He was a dedicated Philadelphia sports fan and an animal lover, he adored his pets. Glen loved being a husband, father and grandfather. His family was the most important thing to him and he will be missed dearly. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Glen’s life on Friday June 24th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave., Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort Glen’s family during his visitation from 1:00PM-2:30PM. There will be a words of remembrance service in the funeral home at 2:30PM. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Glen’s memory to the ASPCA Click Here or any animal organization/charity of your choosing. Please keep his family in your prayers. 


Karen M. Skubin (nee Ford), age 74, peacefully passed away at home on June 18, 2022. Loving mother of Robin Nolan (Tim) and Katie O’Donnell (John). Devoted Gigi of Shamus, Patrick, Madison, Julia and Kaycee. Also survived by one sister, Kathy Giannini (the late John) and one brother, Ken Ford (the late Ann). Predeceased by her brother, Harry Ford. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend her viewing and funeral on Friday, June 24 from 8:00am – 10:00am at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc., 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr sts) There will be a funeral mass at 11:00am at St. Charles Borromeo RC Church (1731 Hulmeville Rd. Bensalem)  Burial to follow in Our Lady of Grace Cemetery In lieu of flowers, kindly consider donations in Karen’s memory to Wounded Warriors Project. 


Peter Z. Wilusz, Sr., of the Holme circle section of Philadelphia, passed away on June 19, 2022, at age 79. Loving father of Janine Edwards (Stephen) and Peter Wilusz, Jr. (Lauren). Beloved grandfather of Ethan and Jacob. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service for Peter on Monday, June 27, 11:00am at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts). Burial to follow in Oakland Cemetery.  


Donny Reiss, 64, passed away on June 15, 2022 from natural causes. Even though a weakened body took him away from this world, his loving heart left a beacon of light for anyone who knew him. Donny was a special person who was always grateful for the simplest of things life could offer and never forgot an opportunity to say, “thanks a lot”.  Donny was challenged mentally with a severe mental illness most of his life yet if you knew him, you would quickly be touched by his grateful heart and his incredible memory from childhood on. Donny had a love of simple things such as HoneyNut Cheerios and Cinnamon Life cereals.  Donny especially loved spending the holidays at his sister’s home where he slept in a large bed and ate like a king. Holidays were the highlight of his life and he really was excited about those visits. His cheerful attitude and smile will be missed by many.   Donny is survived by his loving sister Cyndy and her three sons Nick, Dorian and Ryan, his brother Jay, half brother Daniel, and Stepmother Rhona. In Donny’s memory, donations are very much appreciated and can be sent to: The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Gift Fund, 6001 Executive Boulevard Room 6229A, MSC 9655 Bethesda Maryland 20892-9655 Phone: 301-443-3704 or email: nimhinfo@nih.gov Please include ” Donation in memory of Donny K. Reiss. Acknowledgement sent to Cyndy Kopitsky, 2450 W. Pecos Road, Apt. 2113, Chandler AZ 85224″ The family is planning a virtual zoom call where anyone interested and available is invited as we honor Donny’s life with our memories. Photos are encouraged. 

Joseph V. Cervellero Jr., A.K.A “Chevy’s Pizza”, sadly passed away at the age of 66. Loving son of the late Joseph V. Cervellero Sr. and Josephine Cervellero. Oldest brother to Marie, Nicholas and Vincent Cervellero. He will also be missed by his favorite canine friend, “Sonny”, his two nephews John Jr. and Matthew, two nieces Nicole and Gabriella, one grand nephew, Jonny Joseph III and niece Evelyn Marie. Joseph’s memorial and burial service will be held Saturday June 25th, 2022 where family and friends will be welcome to pay tribute to Joe at St. Ephrem’s Church (5400 Hulmeville Rd., Bensalem PA 19020) from 9:30AM-10:30AM. There will be a funeral mass at 10:30AM. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery (5201 Hulmeville Rd., Bensalem PA, 19020) In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Joe’s memory to the American Diabetes Association. Click Here.


Mark Anthony Gorni, of Northeast Philadelphia, formerly of Wyndmoor, Springfield Township, peacefully passed away at home, on June 15th, 2022 at the age of 67. Beloved son of the late John A. Gorni Sr. and Sophia Fite. Loving brother of John, Linda, Denise and Christopher. There will be no services as Mark’s wishes were to be cremated. His family will be celebrating his life, privately. Please keep them in your prayers. 


Crucita Sanchez Padro was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico on September 20, 1928. Her parents were Martín and Benicia; her brothers, Luz María, Pedro, Ramón, Concepción, Guillermo, Clara and Ruth. She achieved studies in education. She worked as a teacher in both Puerto Rico and Pennsylvania.
She was married to Felix Sánchez on October 13, 1946, in San Juan. She fathered nine children: Abigail, Magdiel, Vasty, Enid, Uziel, Gadiel, Hulda, Elvis, and Amaryllis. Of these, 26 grandchildren were born, plus great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Mother, sister and friend of all.
She distinguished herself for being a Christian woman, talented and a lover of art, music and poetry. She enjoyed family gatherings, flowers and plants. She took pride in the success of her loved ones. Her dream: “That You Are There” words taken from the hymn of Maribel Soto… “My request remembers when you leave that you are there, when I finally have to arrive before the heavenly throne that you are there…” a desire expressed through this hymn to see all her loved ones, being called by Jesus to eternal life in the kingdom of heaven. Family and friends are invited to attend her viewing and funeral on Tuesday June 14, from 9:30am – 11:00am at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave (between Unruh & Knorr sts) There will be a prayer service in the funeral home at 11:00am with burial to follow in Oakland Cemetery. 
Semblanza
Crucita Sánchez Padró
Nació en San Juan, Puerto Rico el 20 de septiembre de 1928. Sus padres fueron Martín y Benicia; sus hermanos, Luz María, Pedro, Ramón, Concepción, Guillermo, Clara y Ruth. Alcanzó estudios en educación. Ejerció como maestra tanto en Puerto Rico como en Pensilvania.
Se unió en matrimonio con Felix Sánchez, el 13 de octubre de 1946, en San Juan. Procreó nueve hijos: Abigail, Magdiel, Vasty, Enid, Uziel, Gadiel, Hulda, Elvis y Amarilis. De estos nacieron 26 nietos, más bisnietos y tataranietos. Madre, hermana y amiga de todos.
Se distinguió por ser una mujer cristiana, talentosa y amante del arte, música y poesía. Disfrutaba de reuniones familiares, las flores y plantas. Se enorgullecía del éxito de sus seres queridos. Su sueño: “Que Estés Allí” palabras tomadas del himno de Maribel Soto… “Mi pedido recuerda al partir que estés allí, cuando al fin he de llegar ante el trono celestial que estés allí…” deseo expresado a través de este himno de ver a todos sus amados, al ser llamada por Jesús a la vida eterna en el reino de los cielos.

Valerie Weston, of Philadelphia, PA, sadly passed away June 6th, 2022 at the age of 71. Loving mother of Je’Vetta H. Ivey, Mary R. Wallace and Robert L. Weston Jr. Beloved grandmother of James H. Edwards, Jason B. Levine Jr., Javier M. Wallace, as well as the late, Alonzo J. T. Anthony and Joy B. Levine. Cherished great-grandmother of Skye A. Dewalt, Lijah K. E. Anthony and Kannon  A. A. Gaskin. She is also survived by a host of siblings. Join the family to pay tribute to the life of and legacy of Valerie Weston, Saturday June 25th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort Valerie’s family during her visitation from 9:30AM-10:30AM. There will be a service with military honors in the funeral home at 10:30AM. Please keep her family in your prayers.

 


Joseph Michael Hollins, of Bensalem PA, sadly passed away June 8th, 2022 at the age of 60. Loving son of the late Edward and Theresa Hollins. Loving brother of Edward Hollins, Richard Hollins, Rosemarie Hall (Joe), Patrick Hollins and the late Gregory Hollins. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Joseph’s family will be holding a private service for him at a later date. 


Judith Ann Stewart, of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, sadly passed away June 1st, 2022 at the age of 75. Daughter of the late William and Mary Whitney. Beloved wife of 48 years to Samuel Robert Stewart. Loving mother of Joanne Lynn Pomeroy (Daniel Pariseau), Robert Stewart (Christine Murphy) and Jeffery Stewart (Sandra). Cherished grandmother of Emma Pomeroy, Ava Pomeroy, Devon Stewart, Corin Stewart and Connor Stewart. A memorial service for Judith will be held on Saturday, June 18th at Holmesburg Baptist Church (7927 Frankford Ave Phila., PA 19136). You may visit and comfort Judith’s family during her visitation from 11:00AM-12:00 noon. There will be a service in the church at 12:00 noon. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Judith’s memory to Holmesburg Baptist Church.


Maryann J. Sobieski (nee Olejniczak), 65, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania sadly passed away on May 29th, 2022. Beloved wife of Alan, devoted mother of Eric M. (Alexandra) and Ryan M. (Lauren), and a grandmother to her pride and joy, Jameson, Lily, and Cameron. Also survived by her sister, Karen Koniecki (Jim), and her brother, Ken Olejniczak, and predeceased by her sister Eileen Callahan. Maryann is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Susan G. Komen Foundation in honor of Maryann. Click Here.


Kathryn “Cass” Dahill peacefully passed away on June 3, 2022, at the age of 82. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Dahill. Loving mother of Donna (Chris), Debbie (Dominic), Kathy (Jim), and Harry (Therese). She survived by her brothers, Joey, Billy, and Jimmy. She also survived by 13 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Sister of the late Carol, Franny, Betty, and Dottie. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Cass’ life on Friday, June 10, 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 in the funeral home. Burial will be held in private by her family at a later date. Cass will be laid to rest along side of her late husband,  at Washington Crossing National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider donating to a charity of your choice in her name.