James Patrick Finnegan, II, formerly of Philadelphia, passed away on November 25th, 2020, at age 61. Beloved husband of the late Patricia Finnegan (nee Brown). Loving father of James A. Finnegan (Carol) and John R. Finnegan (Kelly). Devoted grandfather of Erin, Colleen, Billy and Aidan. Also survived by his brothers and sisters Jackie, Mary, Angel, John, Barbara, Michael and the late Jean and Patrick. Sadly missed by his companion Maria, as well as his nieces and nephews. Sadly missed by his beloved cats and parrot Willy. Because of the current COVID-19 concerns, a memorial service will be held at a later date.
David Coit, of the Wissinoming section of Philadelphia, passed away on November 27th, 2020, at age 27. Devoted father of Elicia and David. Loving son of David Coit and Blanca Enrique. Grandson of Bernice Coit. Brother of Stephanie, David, Bernice, Jessica, Kevin, Liani, William, Steven, Michael. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. At the request of the family there will be no services. Thank you for your love support and understanding.
Robert S. Katzianer, passed away on November 27th, 2020, at age 67. Devoted husband of Alice Katzianer. Loving father of Robert J. Katzianer (Kristen), William Katzianer (Jennifer) and David Katzianer (Lydia). Beloved grandfather of Justin and Nathaniel. Brother of Irene Schneider, John Katzianer, Joseph Katzianer and George Katzianer. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to at attend his viewing and funeral on Wednesday December 2nd in St. Martin of Tours RC Upper Church (5450 E. Roosevelt Blvd Phila. 19124) You may visit and comfort Robert’s family during the viewing from 9:30-10:30am in the church. There will be a funeral mass at 10:30am. Burial will be held privately at a later date. Because of the current health concerns, face masks are required and there will be a limit of 25 people in the church at a time. Please omit flowers and make donations in Robert’s memory to either Penn Medicine Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund or Pancreatic Action Network
Margaret Synakowski (nee Marquess) of North Wales, PA, passed away on November 21, 2020. She was 85. Marge was the beloved wife of the late Edward and the loving mother of Margie (Anthony) Diasio and Patrice McGowan. She was predeceased by her daughters, Joanne Synakowski and Eileen Harris. She was a loving grandmother and is survived by her grandchildren: Ed and Timothy Diasio, Terence and Meghan McGowan, Robert Synakowski, and Michael Harris. She is also survived by her great grandson, Tyler Anthony Diasio. She was the dear sister of Marie Schaeffer and the late Anna Mae Loglisci and Arthur Marquess. Marge also leaves behind nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless friends. Marge was born and raised in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia and attended Nativity BVM Elementary School. She was a proud graduate of Little Flower High School. Marge and Ed married in 1958 and began to raise their family in Port Richmond until 1965 when they moved to the Mayfair section of Philadelphia. Even though they left Port Richmond, a part of their hearts always remained, and they stayed closely connected to their lifelong “Putso” friends. She loved celebrating her Irish heritage and belonged to the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Club (L.A.O.H. 87). Marge worked as a manager in a retail clothing store for several years and then finished her working career in banking as a head teller. After Ed passed away in 2003 and Marge retired, she moved to The Village of Neshaminy Falls in North Wales where she made many new friends and was involved in countless activities. She had a knack for getting people together. One example of this was her single handedly arranging a tour of Little Flower for all the Neshaminy Falls Little Flower alumni. This was a trip many still talk about today. She loved her Neshaminy Falls friends, and they will miss her dearly. Family and faith were the focal points of Marge’s life. There was nothing she loved more than being with her family, whether that was holidays, vacations, birthdays, luncheons in Delaware, or just hanging out. Her devotion to her faith was admired by all who knew her. Prayer was an integral part of her daily life, and she modeled her life after St. Therese the Little Flower. Marge was a proud member of Mary Mother of the Redeemer Catholic Church and often helped organize monthly masses when she moved to Kyffin Grove Assisted Living in 2015. She went by many different names: Mom, Nana, Margaret, Marge, Peg, and Toni. While she had many names, one thing was for certain – no matter what or when you called her, she was there for you with unconditional love and kindness. In her later years, Marge developed a love and ability for painting. She loved nothing more than gifting her beautiful paintings to family and friends. Her works of art are a lasting legacy of her kindness toward others. They are treasured by her family and friends. Marge will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile, kindness toward others, strong faith, and dedication to family. Due to Covid restrictions, Marge’s services and burial will be private. A memorial mass and celebration of her life will be scheduled at a later time when a larger gathering can occur. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marge’s memory can be made to Mary Mother of the Redeemer Catholic Church, 1325 Upper State Road, North Wales, PA 19454 or The American Parkinson Disease Association, P.O. Box 61420, Staten Island, NY 10306 or online at https://www.apdaparkinson.org.
Patrick T. O’Hara, formerly of the Kensington section of Philadelphia, passed away on November 23rd, 2020, at age 94. Beloved husband of the late Elaine (nee Beckman). Loving father of Patricia Sawa (Carl). Devoted grandfather of Patrick J. O’Hara. Great grandfather of Patrick J. O’Hara, Jr. and Connor O’Hara. Also survived by his sister, Delores McAnulty, predeased by 5 other siblings, James, Marge, Ray, Mary and Luke. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend his visitation and funeral on Tuesday, December 1st from 9:30 – 10:30am in St. Christopher RC Church, 13301 Proctor Rd. Phila., PA 19116. There will be a funeral mass at 10:30 am. Burial will be at a later date in Forest Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Patrick’s memory to charity of your choice. Because of the current health concerns, face masks are required in church and please maintain social distancing.
Stanley Dlugokecki, of Northeast Philadelphia, passed away November 23rd, 2020 at the age of 89. Son of the late Chester and Mary Dlugokecki. Beloved husband of Florence Dlugokecki (nee Zegota) Loving father of Edward (Mary), Timothy, Gerald (Theresa) and Bernadette (John). Devoted grandfather of Steven (Tara), Katie (Dan) and Gerald as well as great-grandfather of Declan. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Stanley’s life on Friday November 27th at St. John the Baptist R.C. Church of Manayunk (119 Rector St. Phila., PA 19127) You may visit and comfort Stanley’s family during the viewing from 9:30AM-10:30AM. There will be a Funeral Mass at 10:30AM. Interment will be private. Due to the current health concerns please wear a mask and practice social distancing. Thank you. (more…)
Waleska Nunez, of the Olney section of Philadelphia, passed away on November 21st, 2020, at age 34. Loving mother of Jorge, Maria, Zeniyan and Savanna. Sadly missed by her siblings, Norma (Tina), Isabel and Jowy as well as her brother-in-law, Joseph, 8 nieces, 5 nephews and 10 great nieces and nephews. Because of the current health concerns, a memorial service will be held at a later date when everybody can attend.
Mary J. Klemick, of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, passed away on November 21st, 2020, at age 66. Beloved wife of the late Thomas J. Klemick. Loving mother of Thomas J. Klemick II, and Donn M. Walck. Devoted grandmother of Aiden Walck. Sadly missed by her sisters, Laura Milak, Linda Hamm and Sue Hazelton. There will services as Mary’s wishes were to be cremated. Please keep her family in your prayers.
Henry “Rick” Resto Colon, of North Philadelphia, passed away on November 18th, 2020, at age 58. Loving son of the late Luis Resto Cordero and Carmen Resto Colon. Loving father of Josefina Resto (Ryan), Luis Resto and Maria Resto. Grandfather of Lucas, Nolan and Serafina. Sadly missed by his siblings, Norma Perez, Leo Resto, Provi Rodriguez, Tommy Resto, Tony Resto and the late Maritza Resto. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend his graveside service on Wednesday November 25th at 11:00am in Greenmount Cemetery. Please arrive at the cemetery gate by 10:45am.
Madeline Marie Fuchs, of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, passed away on November 18th, 2020, at the age of 88. Beloved wife of the late George B. Fuchs. Loving mother of Christopher Fuchs, Madeline Bani (Michael) and George Fuchs. Devoted grandmother of Deana Boland (Scott). Great grandmother of Emma Boland and Brendan Boland. Family and friends are invited to attend her viewing and funeral on Tuesday November 24th from 9:00am to 10:00am in St. Bernard’s RC Church (Cottage & Bleigh Sts). Funeral Mass 10:00am with burial to follow in St. Dominic Cemetery. Because of the current health concerns, face masks are required and please observe social distancing.
Logan Kyle Moylan, of Northeast Philadelphia, passed away November 10th, 2020 at the age of 17. Beloved son of Kevin and Tomina Moylan. Loving brother of Avery Moylan. Dear grandson of Sharon Phelan, Kathleen and Richard Moylan. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins. Logan was very loved by his friends and family and he will be missed dearly. At the request of his family, private services will be held at a later date.
Michael James Logan, of Cherry Hill. N.J., passed away November 8th, 2020 at the age of 38. Son of the late James and Theresa Logan. Beloved brother of Justin Logan (Alicia), Lori Logan and Sabrina Miller. Dear nephew of Patti Legin, Scott and Michael Heath. Loving uncle of Antonio Joseph Gonzalez. Michael was a larger than life human being. He was the loudest, most passionate person in the room and you were going to know who he was by nights end. Your personal space was also his personal space. He would strike up conversations with people in any setting and buy random people drinks at the bar without hesitation. He loved strong and it was felt in every conversation you had with him. In 2001 Mike served in the Navy for 4 years. In those years he was extremely successful in the military and excelled to E5 rank. Mike went to so many different countries and was able to see so many beautiful places during his time in the Navy and after. For the last 10 years Mike worked alongside his father James and ran the family owned business, Best Draperies and Design, they made a great team and always worked extremely hard to make every job perfect for their clients. Mike really enjoyed his life and was able to experience things most people will never be able to. He made some strong relationships & friendships in his life that meant a lot to him. Mike will be missed dearly by his friends and family and they thank you all for being there for him. Family and friends are invited to attend a brief interment, with military honors, on Monday, November 30th at 2:00PM at Washington Crossing National Cemetery (830 Highland Rd Newtown, PA 18940.) Please arrive at the cemetery gate by 1:45PM and follow the signs “Funeral Procession Forms Here.” All are welcome back to Washington Crossing Inn after the service (1295 General Washington Memorial Blvd, Washington Crossing, PA 18977) Due to the current health concerns please wear a mask and practice social distancing. Thank you.
Julia Marie Doyle (nee Borio), formerly of South Philadelphia, spending her married years as a resident of Mayfair, passed away on November 14th, 2020, at age 78. Beloved wife of the late William T. Doyle. Loving mother of Kathleen Aicher (Timothy) and William J. Doyle (Teresa). Devoted grandmother of Sean, Amber, Brooke and Joseph. Also survived by her sister and best friend, Barbara Teti (Joe) and her sister-in-law, Joan Doyle. Sadly missed by her nieces and nephews, Michelle Teti, Christine Teti, Jimmy Teti and Nicholas Teti as well as many loving extended family and friends. All are invited to attend her viewing on Thursday evening, November 19th from 6:00 – 8:00pm at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts). An additional viewing will be held on Friday morning in St. Timothy RC Church (3001 Levick St.) from 9:30 – 10:30am. Funeral Mass at 10:30am. Burial to follow Our Lady of Grace Cemetery.
Oleg Riskibaev, of Northeast Philadelphia, born in Uzbekistan, passed away November 14th, 2020 at the age of 48. Loving husband of Oksana Lavrenko. Beloved father of Igor Riskibaev and Victoria Riskibaev. He will be missed by his family dearly. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Oleg’s life on Thursday November 19th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., Pa 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort Oleg’s family during the viewing from 9:30AM-11:00AM. There will be a Prayer Service in the Funeral Home at 11:00AM. Oleg will be buried by his family at a later date. Due to the current health concerns, please wear a mask and practice social distancing. Thank you.
Margaret Miller (nee Farrell) (Newberger), of the Juniata section of Philadelphia, passed away November 9th, 2020 at the age of 93. Beloved wife of the late Francis R. Miller. Loving mother of Francis Miller, William Miller (the late Patricia), Edward Miller (LouAnn), Norman Miller and Kenneth Miller (Freda). Loving Grandmother of 23, great-grandmother of 25 and great- great grandmother of 2. Dear sister of Joan, Edward and Carol (Robert). She is predeceased by 8 siblings. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Margaret was an original member of the PA Doves and part of the Bakery and Confectionary Union for several years. She loved being a part of her big family and spending her summers at the Jersey Shore with them. She will be missed by them dearly. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Margaret’s life on Monday November 16th at Holy Innocent’s Parish (1337 E. Hunting Park Ave. Phila., PA 19124). You may visit and comfort the Miller family during the visitation from 9:30AM-10:30AM. There will be a Funeral Mass at 10:30AM. Burial to follow in Calvary Cemetery in West Conshohocken (235 E. Matsonford Rd. Conshohocken, PA 19428). Please make donations in Margaret’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association. Click Here.
Charles D. West, “Chuck” of the Lawncrest section of Philadelphia, passed away on November 5th, 2020, at age 82. Chuck worked for many years for the Philadelphia School District, then was a lead instructor for The Computer Learning Center and also worked at Fema for 9 years. Chuck was pre-deceased by his loving parents, Harvey and Kathleen West. He will be sadly missed by his many dear friends, especially Alina. All are invited to attend his graveside service on Friday, November 13th at 11:00am in Magnolia Cemetery (Levick and Cottage Sts). There will be a memorial service at a later date when everybody is able to attend.
Erna Nowak, of the Wissinoming section of Philadelphia, passed away November 3rd, 2020 at the age of 94. Beloved wife of the late Walter Nowak Sr. She will be missed by her son Walter Nowak. At the request of the family there will be no services as Erna’s wishes were to be cremated.
Michael P. Ryan, of the Castor Gardens section of Philadelphia, passed away on November 6th, 2020, at age 58. Loving brother of the late James J. Ryan (Stephanie) and the late Louise Neely. Sadly missed by many loving nieces, nephews and friends. All are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Michael’s life on Friday November 13th from 1:30pm – 2:30pm at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr sts) There will be a Prayer Service at 2:30pm. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Michael’s memory to Fox Chase Cancer Center.
Damian Rafael Padilla, of North Philadelphia, passed away on November 5th, 2020, at the age of 47. Loving husband of Mayra Padilla. Devoted father of Damian Padilla, Jr., Alivia Padilla, Rosalina Hayes, Santos Ocasio, Benjamin Cruz and Santos Ocasio, Jr. Sadly missed by 9 loving grandchildren. Also survived by his sisters, Miriam Padilla (Junior), Priscila Padilla (Wyatt), Esther “Chicky” Arroyo (Luis) and Wilma Taboada (Nelson). Special uncle to many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Tito and Priscila Padilla. Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing and funeral on Wednesday November 11th from 9:30am – 11:00am at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts) There will be a Masonic Service at 11:00am. Burial to follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Damian’s memory to Prince Hall Grand Lodge (Masons) 4301 N. Broad St. Phila., PA 19140
Thomas J. Devern, of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, passed away on November 5th, 2020, at age 51. Husband of Beth Devern. Loving father of Ashlee Devern, Thomas J. Devern, Jr. and Christopher Devern. Loving brother of Danny Devern (Geraldine), Jim Devern, Larry Devern, Andy Devern (Michelle), Joseph Devern and the late John Devern. Sadly missed by many nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing and funeral on Thursday November 12th from 9:30-10:30 am in St. Timothy RC Church, 3001 Levick St. There will be a FUNERAL MASS at 10:30am with burial to follow in Beechwood Cemetery (Bensalem) In lieu of flowers please make donations in Tom’s memory to Little Sisters of the Poor 5300 Chester Ave. Phila., PA 19143.