Joanne Barnes, of Northeast Philadelphia, sadly passed away August 14, 2022, at the age of 57. Daughter of Patricia Nesbitt and the late Robert  Nesbitt. Beloved wife of Harry Barnes. Loving mother of Amber (Eugene and Amber), April (Tim), Ashley (Will) and Harry. Cherished grandmother of 11 grandchildren. Sister of Robert, Paul and the late Billy. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She will be missed dearly. All are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Joanne’s life on Tuesday August 23rd at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort Joanne’s family during her viewing from 8:15AM-9:30AM. There will be a Funeral Mass to follow at 10:30AM in St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church (535 Rhawn St. Phila., PA 19111). In lieu of flowers please make donations in Joanne’s memory to the ASPCA. Click Here.


Albert Lepore, of South Philadelphia, sadly passed away August 15, 2022, at the age of 71. Son of the late Albert and Angelina Lepore. Beloved companion of 30 years to Sue Friano. Loving father of Christine Scavola (Jene), Albert Lepore (Michelle), Angel Cotilus (Ernie) and Vincent Friano (Teresa). Cherished grandfather of Dominic, Dante, Luke, Julia and Adrianna. He is also survived by his sisters, Ellie Mussollino (Frank), Lisa Lepore and Theresa Cruz (Frank) as well as his nieces and nephews, Frank Mussollino, Nicole Trabosh, Tommy Forte, Michael Forte and Ariana Cruz. Please keep his family in your prayers.


Paul Patrick Brady Jr., of Doylestown PA, sadly passed away August 10, 2022 at the age of 65. Beloved son of Paul Patrick Brady Sr. and the late Mary Mae Brady. Husband of Sharon Brady. Loving father of Ashlee Brady, Aimee Brady, Amanda Brady and Paul Patrick Brady III. Cherished brother of Stephen Brady (Karen). Uncle of Danielle Brady and Stephen Brady. He is also survived by his loving Aunt Bubs. In his spare time, Paul enjoyed fishing, hunting, listening to Jimmy Buffet and any time he could spend with his children. He will be loved and missed dearly.

 

 

 

 


Marta I. Garcia (Dominguez), born in Havana, Cuba, now a resident of Academy Gardens, sadly passed away on August 11th, 2022, at age 90. Beloved wife of the late Pedro Garcia. Loving mother of the late Martha Guzman. Devoted grandmother of Martha Lozada (Angel), Jenny Guzman and Pedro Guzman. Also survived by 11 great grandchildren and 17 great great grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to attend her viewing and funeral on Friday August 19th, from 1:00pm – 2:00pm at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts) There will be a prayer service 2:00pm in the funeral home. Burial will be held at a later date.  


William E. Gillen, formerly of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, passed away August 9th, 2022, at age 79. Beloved husband of Rosemary Gillen (nee Patterson). Loving father of William Gillen (Gina) and Suzanne Backlycki (Michael) Devoted grandfather of Brianna, Bradley, Alyssa and Michael. Brother of Peggy Kushner (Sam), Richard Gillen (Nancy), Joseph Gillen (Christine). Predeceased by 5 brothers and sisters. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.  Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing and funeral on Wednesday, August 17th from 9:00am – 10:30am in St. Timothy RC Church (3001 Levick St. Phila., PA 19149) There will be a funeral mass at 10:30am with burial to follow in Forest Hills Cemetery. Please omit flowers and kindly consider donations in William’s memory to the American Cancer Society 


Catherine T. Fishburn (nee Carlin), formerly of Berlin, NJ, sadly passed away on August 8, 2022, at age 82. Beloved wife of the late William P. Fishburn, Sr. Loving mother of Bill (Donna) and the late Tommy, Eddie and Michael. Devoted grandmother of Bill (Gina), Shaun (Monica), Patrick, Cassie, Kristilynn, Katie and the late Thomas. Also survived by her great grandchildren, Alexis (Darren), Ella Grace, Cosima,  Asen, Dominic, Jr. and the late Sean. Predeceased by her sister, Dolly. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend her viewing and funeral on Friday, August 12, from 9:15am – 10:15am in St. Matthew RC Church, 3000 Cottman Ave. There will be a funeral mass at 10:30am. Burial will be at a later date in Resurrection Cemetery. Please omit flowers and kindly consider donations in Catherine’s memory to American Heart Association. 


Robert L. Buski, of the Tacony section of Philadelphia, sadly passed away with his wife by his side, on August 6, 2022, at age 77. Beloved husband of Cathy Buski (née Overholt). Devoted uncle of eight nieces and nephews.  Robert will be greatly missed by his loving 4 legged companions, Honey and Kitty. Family and friends are invited to attend his visitation and funeral on Saturday, August 13th, from 9:30am -10:30am in St. Timothy RC Church (3001 Levick St. Philadelphia, PA 19149) There will be a funeral mass at 10:30am Burial will be held at a later date in Washington Crossing National Cemetery. Please omit flowers and kindly consider donations in Robert’s memory to St. Timothy Church at the address listed above. 


Diana Glinka, of the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia, sadly passed away August 4, 2022, at the age of 59. Longtime companion of Robert Lindsay. Loving mother of Jared Glinka (Nicole). Cherished grandmother of Gianna Glinka and Jared Glinka Jr. Beloved sister of Linda Glinka, Joey Glinka and the late Michael Glinka and Thomas Glinka. She will be missed by her dear friends. Please keep the Glinka family in your prayers. Thank you. 


Michael Clogston Sr., of Northeast Philadelphia, sadly passed away July 31, 2022, at the age of 61. Loving husband of Joan Clogston. Beloved father of James, Michael and Matthew. Cherished grandfather of Harper and one grandson on the way. Devoted brother of Joanne Countryman (Art), Kathy DeAngelo, Chrissy Sours (Tom) and Roland Clogston (Donna). Please keep the Clogston family in your prayers.


Rev. Wilfred F. Maloney,  ordained May 19, 1955, Pastor Emeritus of St. Alphonsus Parish, Maple Glen, Pa, passed away on August 1, 2022, at age 92. Fr. Maloney is predeceased by his parents James Maloney and Mabel Maloney, as well as his brother, James Maloney. The Reception of the body will be held at Saint Philip Neri Church, 218 Queen St. Phila., PA 19147  on  Monday, August 8, 2022, at 10:00 am, followed by a viewing until 11:00am.  Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez, D.D. will celebrate the funeral mass at 11:00 am. Concelebrating the funeral mass will be Reverend Monsignor Daniel J. Sullivan, Reverend Edward P. Kuczynski, Reverend Monsignor Donald E. Leighton, and Reverend James M. Oliver will be the homilist. Rite of committal will take place on Tuesday, August 9th, Resurrection Cemetery, Allentown, PA.  In lieu of flowers kindly consider donations in Fr. Maloney’s memory to Villa St. Joseph, 1436 Lansdowne Ave. Darby, Pa 19023.


Joan Elizabeth Green, of Northeast Philadelphia, sadly passed away July 29, 2022, at the age of 86. Daughter of the late John and Marie Gilmer. Loving mother of Rick P., Green, Lyn Green (James Lynch) as well as the late, Kevin Green, Mike Green and Scott Green. Beloved grandmother of 11 grandchildren and great-grandmother of 13 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Joan’s life on Monday August 8th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ae. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort Joan’s family during her visitation from 9:30AM-10:30AM.  There will be a prayer service in the funeral home at 10:30AM. Please keep her family in your prayers. 


Maryann K. Fisher, 86, passed away peacefully on July 30, 2022, at Immaculate Mary Center surrounded by her loving family. Daughter of the late Edward and Kathryn West, in the city of Philadelphia. Beloved sister of Maureen “Sally” Andrews. Loving mother of Michael A. (Patricia), Leroy A. (Denise), Kathryn Tresnan (William) and Donna Wilhelm (Richard). Grandmother of Trina Foster, Keith Fisher (Kelly), Michael R. Fisher (Angela Harmon), Brian Tresnan (Grace Grant), Sean Fisher (Morgan), Daniel Tresnan, Megan Tresnan, James Wilhelm (Elisabeth O’Leary) and Christopher Wilhelm. She will also be missed by her great-grandchildren Michelle Foster (Keith Johnson), Christina Foster (Michael Cook), Brianna Brinn (Shawn Luciano) and Savanna Fisher. Maryann is also survived by her nephews and cousins. After retiring from the government, Maryann loved to spend time with her family and friends. She also enjoyed listening to her music, going on casino trips, traveling, and playing Rummikub. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Maryann’s life on Thursday, August 4th, 2022 at Christ the King Church located at 3252 Chesterfield Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19114. All are welcome to her viewing from 9:30AM – 10:30 AM. Followed by her funeral mass at 10:30AM. Burial to follow at Resurrection Cemetery located at 5201 Hulmeville Rd, Bensalem PA 19020.

Gerald Birney “Gerry”, of North Wildwood N.J., formerly of Northeast Philadelphia, sadly passed away July 26, 2022, at the age of 58. Son of the late Robert and Emma Birney. Loving father of Zachary Birney, Emma Birney and Erin Birney. Former spouse of Stacey Vandiver. Beloved brother of Bob Birney (Pat), Mike Birney (Carol), Mary Wardle (the late Rich), Bev Mendelzon (the late Dave), Steve Birney (Janice) and Kevin Birney (Debbie). Gerry was in the Carpenter’s Union for over 35 years and he was a member of the Greater Wildwood Elk’s Lodge #1896. His favorite hobbies included, fishing, playing hockey, being with his family and friends and going to the beach in North Wildwood. Gerry played hockey for most of his life and enjoyed playing Midnight Specials Hockey with his friends in his spare time. He will be truly missed by all who knew him and loved him. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Gerry’s life on Wednesday August 3rd at St. Dominic Catholic Church (8504 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19136). You may visit and comfort Gerry’s family during his visitation from 9:00AM-10:30AM. There will be a funeral mass at 10:30AM. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Gerry’s memory to the Greater Wildwood Elk’s Lodge #1896. 

 

 


Philadelphia, PA- Robert “Bo” Mellado, 28, of Springfield Illinois, passed away Monday July 25, 2022, at his residence. He was born on October 30, 1993 in Springfield Illinois to Robert Mellado and Lorelei ‘Lori’ (Hirstein) Kelly. He was proceeded in death by his grandparents Orfa Magdalena Contreras, Ervaldo Mellado, Daniel Hirstein, his great-grandparents Helen (Nana) Brown, Wally and Edna Hirstein, Harry and Mary Kay Patton, and cousins Mat Hirstein and Harper Patton. Surviving family members on his mother’s side include his mother Lorelei ‘Lori’ (Hirstein) Kelly, grandparents Lawrence and Deborah Patton, uncles Eric Hirstein, children Oliver and Miles, Andy Hirstein (partner Liz Drewel), children Abby, Lyla and Gabi, Hank Patton (spouse Erin), children Quinn and Evelyn, Shane Patton (spouse Jolene) children, Sawyer, Dexter and Carter; and many other great uncles, aunts. and cousins. Surviving family members on his father’s side include his father Robert Mellado (spouse Maria Ignacia Mellado), Sister Mariel Mellado, brother Roman Mellado, uncles and aunts Carlos Mellado (spouse Anabella Mellado), Maria Mellado (spouse Sergio Beltran), Victor Mellado (spouse Yamile Pino), Ana Rosa Mellado (spouse Jose Tomas Bravo), Bernardita Mellado and Orfa Ivette Mellado. Cousins include Yarela Beltran-Osgood (spouse Stephen Osgood), Carla Boe (spouse Jason Boe), Veronica Navarro (spouse Ruben Navarro), Fredy Beltran, Victor Mellado, Patricia Saravia, Jazmin Mellado, Francisco Saravia, Manuel Ignacio Jorquera, Maria Jesus Jorquera and Catalina Saravia. Great-cousins include Alexander, Valentina, Felix, Diego, Valeria, Augustin, Lucia, Amatista and Ruben. Robert “Bo” Mellado primarily resided in Springfield, IL but had moved a few years ago to Philadelphia to work as a drug counselor where he had saved many people’s lives with his strong dedication and humble spirit. Bo’s passion was music, where he played bass and acoustic guitar. He was a singer and songwriter. Bo was a member of various local bands, frequently playing at Black Sheep and helping establish the Punk Music Scene in Springfield. Bo loved to travel, especially to Chile where his father’s family originated. Bo was very talented and learned to speak Spanish at an early age. He always talked about Chile and took time to educate others on how he was embraced by his two cultures. He was proud of his European and South American roots; he always said ‘Chileno Mapuche’. Bo loved animals, camping, rivers, open water swimming, mixed martial arts and krav maga. You could always hear his footsteps based on the way he walked. He was well read and always had a topic to talk about with whoever was in front of him, whether in English or in Spanish. If there was something he didn’t know he would always take the time to learn and educate himself. Bo had a great laugh and sense of humor and one of the things that he enjoyed so much was joking around with his cousins, not only at home but also when he was a student with them during High School. Bo always had a special love for his Godmother “Tia Rosa” (Ana Rosa Mellado), who’s love was forever unconditional. She would always listen to him and provide advice along with encouraging words in order for him to become a better son, brother and person to those he came across. Bo touched many lives along his journey and has many friends, cousins and relatives that will miss him and treasure close to their hearts the many memories they had with him. Please honor Robert “Bo” Mellado by remembering the importance of always taking care of others and showing empathy, compassion and love to everyone of all walks of life, backgrounds and cultures. All are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Bo’s life on Thursday August 4th at McCafferty Funeral and Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit Bo’s family during his viewing from 9:00AM-10:30AM with a ceremony  to follow with family and friends at 10:30AM. A burial at Oak Ridge Cemetery will be at a later date in Springfield, Illinois. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you please make donations to Morris Home Philadelphia. https://www.rhd.org/morrishome/

 

 


Frankie Cartagena, of North Philadelphia, sadly passed away on July 23, 2022, at age 55. Beloved son of Ines Vega. He is survived by four brothers, three sisters as well as many loving nieces and nephews. Predeceased by one sister. Funeral services for Frankie will be held at a later date and will be announced. 


Barbara A. Gallagher, of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, sadly passed away at home on July 22, 2022, at age 63. Beloved wife of Martin Gallagher. Loving mother of Brian Martin Gallagher. Sister of Paul Voit, aunt of Alexis Purcell. At the request of Barbara’s family, there will be no services at this time. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. 


Roy F. DeBoin, Jr., of the Tacony section of Philadelphia, sadly passed away on July 22, 2022, at age 44. Loving father of Roy F. DeBoin, III and Gaige DeBoin. Loving son of Joni DeBoin and the late Roy F. DeBoin, Sr. Sadly missed by his brother Tim DeBoin (Jen), Uncle of Tim, Jr., Mason and Mariah. Also survived by the mother of his children, Dorian Peccari, many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, family and friends who became his family, Roach and Kayla.

Roy was a Tacony guy through and through, anyone that knew him knew that he loved Tacony and loved living on Knorr St. He loved to fish, have a catch with his sons, chime in on his son and nephew playing video games or just sit on the stoop and chat with people from the neighborhood. He had a big personality, loved to drive his mother crazy sometimes but most of all loved his family.
Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Roy’s life on Friday, August 5th, at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts) You may visit and comfort Roy’s family during the visitation from 9:30am – 11:00am in the funeral home. There will be a eulogy service at 11:00am. Burial will be held in private by his family.


Michael F.  Acquaviva, of Bensalem, PA, sadly passed away on July 23, 2022, at age 81. Beloved husband of Marianne (McCafferty). Loving father of Michael F. (Susan), Kenneth (Brandy), Marianne McCafferty (Lisa), Kathleen Glenning (Michael) and Kristin Harvey (Jamie). Grandfather of Brian, Kyle, Gavin, William, Megan, Gabrielle, Brianna and Mackenzie.  Brother of the late Vincent (Virginia), Rocco “Jimmy” (Joan), and Mary Anne. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews, Elaine, David, James, Anthony and Annette.  Michael was a proud United States Navy veteran and a retired Philadelphia Firefighter EMT. Family and friends are invited to gather remember and celebrate Michael’s life on Tuesday, August 2nd in St. Ephrem RC Church, 5340 Hulmeville Rd. Bensalem, PA 19020. You may visit and comfort Michael’s family during the visitation from 10:00am – 11:00am in the church. There will be a funeral mass celebrated at 11:00am. Burial will take place in private by his immediate family. Please omit flowers and consider donations in Michael’s memory to VA Multi Services Center    


Chueng Kim Lau, of Northeast Philadelphia, passed away on July 23, 2022, at age 85. Husband of Tam Au. Loving father of Long Kien Lau and Terri Lau. At the request of Chueng’s family, there will be no services. 


Donald T. McNeill, of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, passed away on July 21, 2022, at age 67. Don was a legend bass player for the band, “The Exceptions” for over 35 years. Beloved husband of Robin McNeill (nee Ellison). Loving father of Colleen McNeill (Ahmed) and Donald J. McNeill. Devoted grandfather of Mohammed, Zain, Dahlia, Step-father of Sean, Jamie, Kyle, Tara and “Poppa Don” to 10 grandchildren. Son of the late James A. McNeill and Dolores McNeill (nee Fanning). Brother of Stephen (Carol), Lori Sokolowski (Joe), Eileen Strouse (Danny) and the late James McNeill. Sadly missed by many loving nieces, nephews and his four legged companion, Roxy. In keeping with Don’s final wishes, he will be cremated. A celebration of Don’s life will be held at a later date. Please keep his loved ones in your thoughts and prayers.