Carolyn D. Wilson, of West Philadelphia, passed away on June 11th, 2021, at age 70. Loving mother of Martina Green and James Green. Devoted grandmother of Ira, Paradise and Aashir. Also survived by her siblings, Dawn Green and Gary Green. At the request of the family there will be no services.
Jamere Christopher Saunders, of the Brewerytown section of Philadelphia, tragically passed away on June 8th, 2021, at age 31. Loving son of Derek Murray and Glennis Saunders (the late James Mills). Beloved brother of Shakeya Murray (Shawn), Anthony Saunders and Tamela Saunders. Grandson of Doris Cottom and Christopher Saunders. Also survived by his aunts and uncles, Pamela Cottom, Christine Saunders, Lisa Cottom, Nicole Murray, James Wright, Edwin Alvin and Randy Murray. Sadly missed by many cousins, as well as 3 nephews and 1 niece. Family and friends are invited to attend his visitation and funeral on Friday, June 18th from 9:00-10:00 am at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts). Followed by a Home Going Service at 10:00am. There will be no cemetery that day as Jamere’s wishes were to be cremated.
Donald Charles McDonald, of Northeast Philadelphia, passed away June 8th, 2021 at the age of 82. Husband of the late Marie McDonald. Father of Vincent McDonald, Andrea Hampton and Stephen McDonald. Grandfather of 17 grandchildren and great-grandfather of 8 great-grandchildren. At the request of the family there will be no services.
Angelique Martinez, “Angel” of Horsham, PA, formerly of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, passed away on June 7th, 2021, at age 44. Beloved wife of Jimmy Turner. Loving mother of Julian, Jayla and Jordin. Grandmother of Dennis, Leanna and Aubree. Loving daughter of Michael and Margaret Martinez. Sister of Shannon Martinez and the late Michael Martinez. Also survived by her step children, Jimmy Turner and Jamie Turner. Predeceased by her grandmother, Elaine O’Malley. Family and friends are invited to attend her visitation and funeral on Tuesday, June 15th 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 12:00 noon in the funeral home. There will be no burial that day, as Angelique’s wishes were to be cremated. (more…)
Harry J. McGuire “Henry”, of Croydon PA, formerly of Philadelphia, passed away June 6th, 2021 at the age of 83. Son of the late Harry and Marie McGuire. Beloved husband of 59 years to Geraldine McGuire, who he loved dearly. Loving father of Laura McGuire, Harry McGuire III and Kelly Kowalick (Patrick). Devoted grandfather of Christina Junod (Paul), Jamie Wilson (George), Lauren Griffis (Joe), Kelly Blaylock (Kyle), Andrea McKenzie, Matthew McGuire, Brandon McGuire, Jordan Kowalick (Ashley) and Tricia Kowalick (Kevin Bless). Great-grandfather of 11 great-grandchildren. Brother of Marie Lees (the late Joseph), Thomas McGuire (the late Carol), Robert McGuire (Susan) and Richie McGuire (Patricia). He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Harry served in the Army for 3 years. He spent most of his life working as a print press room supervisor and retired after 42 years. He was a 4th degree Knights of Columbus, which is the highest and most prestigious degree in the Knights of Columbus. Harry’s hobbies included fishing, golfing, reading, having a witty sense of humor, Philly sports (especially the Phillies) and most of all he loved to be with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They were his world. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Harry’s life on Saturday June 12th at St. Thomas Aquinas (601 Bristol Pike, Croydon, PA 19021). You may visit and comfort Harry’s family during the visitation from 9:30AM-10:30AM. There will be a Funeral Mass at 10:30AM. Interment will take place at a later date at Washington Crossing National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Harry’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Click Here.
John T. Murphy Jr., of Philadelphia, passed away June 6th, 2021 at the age of 51. Son of Florence Murphy and the late John T. Murphy Sr. Beloved fiancé of Tiffany McDevitt. Loving father of Allen Murphy, Priscilla Murphy, Cassandra Murphy, Ashlyn McDevitt and Rebecca McDevitt. He will be missed and loved by friends and extended family. There will be a private memorial service held for John by his close family. Please keep them in your prayers. Thank you.
Howard H. Stevens, Sr., of the Glenwood section of Philadelphia, passed away May 30th, 2021 at the age of 72. Son of the late Rufus Simmons and Henrietta Stevens. Beloved husband of the late Maxine Sullivan. Loving father of Howard H. Stevens, Jr. and Shereene Sullivan. Grandfather of Keishanna White and Jaleel White. He will be missed by his siblings Gloria Stevens, Jettie Brown and the late Peola Fishburne. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Howard will truly be loved and missed by his dog. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Howard’s life on Monday June 14th, 2021 at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort the family during the visitation from 10:30am -12:00 noon. There will be a service in the funeral home at 12:00 noon.
Ava Jacqueline Weinberg, née Brahen, age 70, resident of Philadelphia, PA, died on May 31, 2021, after several years of declining health. A loving mother, she is survived by her son, Daniel and his partner Justin Lockwood, both of New York, NY. She was predeceased by her husband Frank Weinberg. Ava grew up in the Logan neighborhood of Philadelphia, the only child of Sarah and Joe, both avid musicians. A graduate of Olney High School and Temple University, she held various jobs such as radio DJ, life insurance telemarketer, flea market vendor, and substitute teacher, as well as a stint at a button factory in Boston, MA. She took great pride in staying at home to raise Daniel, teaching him to read at an early age, and getting him his first dog after Frank died. After raising Daniel in Newark, DE and Northeast Philadelphia, she lived in personal care homes in Olney, Germantown, and the Northeast. A self-described “tide-bucker,” Ava enjoyed writing poetry, eating seafood, playing guitar, and dancing to the latest music on the radio. Donations can be made in Ava’s honor to Mental Health Partnerships. A memorial service will be held at a later time – more information at http://avaweinberg.com.
Roman Kuziv, of the Rhawnhurst section of Philadelphia, passed away on June 4th 2021, at age 80. Beloved husband of Hanna Kuziv. Loving father of Michael Kuziv (Ruslana) and Nataliya Kuziv (Roman). Devoted grandfather of 8 and great grandfather of 2. Also survived by one brother, Bogdan Kuziv (Olga). Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing and funeral on Friday, June 11th, at St. Michael The Archangel Ukranian Catholic Church, (1013 Fox Chase Rd. Jenkintown, PA 19046). You may visit and comfort Roman’s family during the viewing from 9:00am – 10:00am in the church. There will be a Funeral Mass at 10:00am with burial to follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Agnes Ruch, of Langhorne PA, formerly from Philadelphia, passed away May 28th, 2021 at the age of 78. Beloved mother of Mark Kauffman and Samuel Kauffman (Kathleen). Loving grandmother of Nick, Krystal, Brittany, Mark, Ryan, Tyler and Sammy. Great-grandmother of Bobby, Bella, Mikey and Adrianna. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Agnes’ life on Thursday June 10th, at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort Agnes’ family during the visitation from 10:00am – 11:00am. There will be a prayer service in the funeral home at 11:00am. Burial will be held at a later date in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Annice M. Schneider (nee Heath), of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, passed away on June 1st, 2021, at age 73. Beloved mother of Brian Schneider (Nicole). Loving grandmom of Brian Schneider. Loving sister of John Heath and the late Michael Heath. Annice was a dedicated employee of Tasty Baking Company for over 30 years. Family and friends are invited to attend her viewing and funeral on Tuesday June 8th from 9:00am – 10:30am at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts) There will be a Rembrance Service at 10:30am Burial to follow Hillside Cemetery.
David Hill, longtime resident of the Holmesburg and Mayfair sections, passed away on May 29th, 2021, at age 49. Dave was a dedicated orthopedic technician for Harry J. Lawall and Son Inc. Beloved husband of Karen (nee McGuckin). Loving father of Jessica Smith (Gerard), Elise Davis (Robert), Vanessa Hill and Shane Hill. Devoted grandpop of Robert, Gerard and Bianca. Son of John and Marie Hill. Brother of John Hill, Robert Hill (Maria) and Jennifer Hill (Brian Bertolini). Family and friends are invited to attend his visitation and funeral on Monday June 7th in St. Timothy RC Church (3001 Levick St.) You may visit and comfort Dave’s family from 9am – 10:30am in the church. Funeral Mass to follow at 10:30am. There will be no cemetery that day as Dave’s wishes were to be cremated. Further arrangements for interment will be held in private by his family. Please omit flowers and kindly make donations in Dave’s memory to HEALING THE CHILDREN Donate Here
Sheila Urban, of the Academy Gardens section of Philadelphia, passed away on May 31st, 2021, at age 68. Beloved daughter of the late Stanley and Helen Urban. Special and lifetime friend of Susan Marsh. There will be a graveside service on Thursday, June 3rd, 11:00am at St. Dominic Cemetery. Please keep Sheila in your daily prayers.
Joan Friel, of the Oxford Circle section of Philadelphia, passed away May 31st, 2021, at the age of 83. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Vincent Friel. Loving mother of Gina Rose (Barry Sigal), Vincent Joseph (Lindsay) and Nicole Angela. Grandmother of Alex Sigal, sister of Susan Primavera Toath and the late Alfred Primavera Jr. (Eileen). Aunt of Crystal Kulik, Kim Desiderio, Kelly McCreesh, Lee Ann Sullivan, and James Jackson. A graveside service at Saint Peter & Paul Cemetery for Joan and her late husband Joseph, will be held privately at a later date by the family.
Lorraine Elder Pierron, of the Torresdale section of Philadelphia, passed away on May 30th, 2021, at age 86. Beloved wife of the late John Pierron. Loving mother of Thomas Pierron, Joseph Pierron (the late Renee), David Pierron (Kelly) and the late William Pierron. Also survived by seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Sadly missed by one sister. Services and burial will be held in the coming days. Lorraine will be laid to rest in Magnolia Cemetery.
Helen Dangleman “Debbie,” of the Kensington section of Philadelphia, passed away May 26th, 2021, at the age of 70. Daughter of the late Delores Hooven. Debbie is survived by her kid, Lisa-Marie Acevedo (David). Granny of Mariah, Jayden, Tyler, T.J. and Jada. She will be missed by her loving companion Sally Mallon. Beloved sister of David Dangleman (Tina), Paul Dangleman, Joanne Coady, Joe Coady and Denise McDonough. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Debbie’s life on Thursday June 3rd at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Franford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort Debbie’s family during the viewing from 9:30AM-11:00AM. There will be a prayer service at 11:00AM in the funeral home. There will be no cemetery that day as Debbie’s wishes were to be cremated.
Jocelyn DesJardins, of the Tacony/Wissinoming section of Philadelphia, suddenly passed away May 25th, 2021 at the age of 37. Beloved daughter of Arthur DesJardins and the late Patricia DesJardins. Step-daughter of Rhonda B. Goldberg. Loving sister of Sharia DesJardins, Micah DesJardins (Jessica), Jordan DesJardins (Jordan), Pam Goldberg-Smith (Matt) and Laura Goldberg. Devoted aunt of Micah, Betty, Anna and Sydney. A memorial service for Jocelyn will be held by her family at a later date.
Noreen Phelps, of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, passed away May 22nd, 2021 at the age of 61. Daughter of the late Ann Blagrave. Beloved mother of Lucas, Sarah and Lauren. Loving grandmother of Jacob. Devoted sister of Ann, Dawn, Georgeann, Collette and the late Donna and Eddie. She will be missed by her caring and loving boyfriend Dennis. At the request of the family there will be no services.
Nicole Sant’ana Figueiredo, of the Tacony section of Philadelphia, born in Porto Seguro Brazil, sadly passed away May 14th, 2021 at the age of 21. Beloved daughter of Claudio Marques de Figueiredo and Andrea Sant’ana. Loving sister of Bruno Sant’ana Figueiredo and Felipe Sant’ana Figueiredo. At the request of the family there will be no services.
Yolanda Muñoz, of the Hunting Park section of Philadelphia, passed away May 18th, 2021 at the age of 72. Beloved wife of the late Luis R. Muñoz Sr. Loving mother of Luis R. Muñoz Jr. (Frances), Eric R. Muñoz (Cindy Pagan) and Alexis “Alex” J. Muñoz (Ashley). Cherished grandmom of Angel, Domingo “DJ,” Christopher, Diamante, Eric Jr., Daisee, Alyssa, Lyza, Jizaiah, Siani, Alexa, Luis J. “L.J.,” Ivelisse, Olivia and Cristian. Sister of Cruzma and Miriam. Aunt of Yadira, Alexandra and Enudio “Coco.” She will be greatly missed by all who knew her and loved her. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Yolanda’s life on Tuesday June 8th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort Yolanda’s family during the viewing from 2:00PM-3:30PM. There will be a Words of Remembrance service at 3:30PM in the funeral home. Yolanda’s burial will take place the next morning, Wednesday June 9th at 10:30AM in Washington Crossing National Cemetery (830 Highland Rd, Newtown, PA 18940). Please arrive at the cemetery at 10:15AM. In lieu of flowers you may make donations in Yolanda’s memory to the Christian Broadcast Network. Click Here.