Johnnie Lee Bowman, of Atlantic City N.J., passed away January 23rd, 2020 at the age of 62. Daughter of the late William and Sophia Bowman. Loving mother of Billie Bowman (Jessica) and Dylan Torres-Palaez. Sister of Frank Bowman and the late Billie Bowman. Also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Services are pending and will be announced in the coming days. 


Robert Allen Honnis, of Northeast Philadelphia, passed away in Keystone House Hospice, on January 26th, 2020, at age 68. Former spouse of Susan MacLoud. Survived by a sister Linda Lee Honnis. As per Robert’s wishes there will be no service. His burial will take place on Thursday, January 30th at 9:30am in Magnolia Cemetery. 


Joseph W. Mergile, of the Oxford Circle section of Philadelphia, passed away on January 24th, 2020, at age 65. Beloved husband of Rosenie Mergile. Loving father of Kimberly Mergile and James Mergile. Devoted Papa of Ava Monet Goodwin. Brother of Wilmer, Remy, Olivia and Maudeline. Sadly missed many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend his funeral on Saturday February 1st, from 8:30am to 10:00am at  Grace Trinity Church, 5200 Oxford Ave. Phila., PA 19124. There will be a Christian Funeral Service at 10:00am with burial to follow in Greenmount Cemetery.  After the burial all are invited back to  Grace Trinity Church Hall for a luncheon. 


Helen M. O’Neill (nee Rauschenbach), age 74, of Philadelphia, passed away on January 21st, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Gerard M. Loving mother of  Jerry (Eileen) and Jenifer Smith (Christopher). Adoring mom mom to Kaitlyn, Sarah, Jerry, Keira and Connor. All services will be private. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Helen’s memory American Lung Association. 


Theodore Pritchard, of Philadelphia Pa, formerly of Manning, South Carolina, passed away January 19th, 2020 at the age of 80. Theodore proudly served 2 tours of four years in the Army and earned the title of Sergeant. He also served in the Reserves for many years. He retired as a sanitation worker from the City of Philadelphia and took his certifications to earn the title of Master Plumber. Son of the late Henry and Dorothy Mae Pritchard (nee) McFadden. Loving father of Dorothy Mae Pritchard, Theodora Pritchard and Felicia Cunningham. Grandfather of many grandchildren and great-grandfather of many great-grandchildren. Brother of John Pritchard, Henrietta Pritchard-Fraust and the late Ula Pritchard-Martin. He is also survived by Earline Graham “Aunt Nancy”, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Theodore’s life on Friday January 31st at McCafferty funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts). You may visit and comfort the Pritchard family during the viewing from 10:30AM-12:00PM. There will be a Words of Remembrance Service at 12:00PM in the Funeral Home. Burial with Military Honors to follow at Washington Crossing National Cemetery. 

 


Jadwiga “Heidi” Reichel, of Northeast Philadelphia, passed away on January 21st, 2020, at age 97.  Beloved wife of the late Frederick Reichel. Loving mother of Waldemar Reichel (Connie), Christopher Reichel (Patricia) and Raymond Reichel. Devoted grandmother of Michele, Suzanna and Christopher. Great grandmother of Aaron and Zachary.  Family and friends are invited to attend her viewing and funeral on Thursday January 30th from 2:00-3:00pm at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts). There will be a Prayer Service at 3:00pm in the funeral home. There will be no cemetery that day as Heidi’s wishes were to be cremated and her cremated remains scattered in the Gulf of Mexico.


Florence Rages, born and raised in Brooklyn, NY on October 23rd, 1919, passed away January 22nd, 2020 at the age of 100. Daughter of the late Harold and Jessica Coleman. Loving wife of the late John Rages. Sister of the late Edward Coleman. Beloved aunt of Douglas Coleman, Stephen Coleman and Gordon Coleman (Bernadine). Great aunt of Anna Coleman, Alex Coleman and Adam Coleman (Maggie). She will be missed dearly. At the request of the family there will be no services as her wishes were to be cremated.


Bronislaw F. Michalski, of Academy Rd. in Philadelphia, passed away on January 20th, 2020, at age 92. Beloved husband of Patricia (nee Britt). Loving father of Steven Michalski (Cathy), Christopher Michalski (Laurie) and the late Kenneth Michalski. Devoted PopPop of Steven B., Diane Lebold, Lisa Marie and Keith. Great grandfather of Kyle Lebold and Claire Lebold. Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing and funeral on Wednesday January 29th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts). You may visit and comfort the Michalski family during the viewing from 9:30am to 11:00am, in the funeral home. There will be a Prayer Service at 11:00am. Burial to follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. 


Mark P. Dambach, of Morrisville PA, passed away January 18th, 2020 at the age of 66. Beloved husband of Beatrice Alturo. Loving brother of Catherine Martin (Robert), Andreas Dambach (the late Reinhardt Heuer), Christina Dambach (the late Charles Rastetter), Roseanne Goley (Robert), Mitchell Dambach (Jacklyn) and the late Stephen Dambach. Step father of Jennifer Winarski (Jeff) and Matthew Alturo (Lori). Pop of 8 grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Mark’s life on Wednesday January 22nd at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort Mark’s family during the viewing from 9:30AM-11:00AM. There will be a Prayer Service at 11:00AM in the Funeral Home. 


Anthony Michael DeJesus, of the Tacony section of Philadelphia, passed away surrounded by his loving family on January 19th, 2020, at age 30. Beloved son of Jose Martinez and Helena Collazo. Loving brother of Elpidio DeJesus, Alyssa Ortiz and Jose Martinez (Nicole). Devoted grandson of Catherine Roman and the late Elpidio Roman. Nephew of Maria Roman. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. At the request of Anthony’s family, there will be a memorial service at a later date. 


Thong Van Nguyen, of the Tacony section of Philadelphia, passed away on January 18th, 2020 at the age of 72. Loving father of 8 children. Beloved grandfather of 14 grandchildren. Husband of Tu Thi Tran. He will be missed dearly. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Thong’s life on Friday January 24th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort Thong’s family during the viewing from 9:00AM-11:00AM. There will be no cemetery as Thong’s wishes were to be cremated. 


Richard A. Stevens, of Rittenhouse Square, passed away on January 18th, 2020, at age 74. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. At the request of his relatives, there will be no services as Richard’s wishes were to be cremated. 


Joseph A. Smolczynski, formerly of the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia, passed away on January 18th, 2020, at age 79. Beloved husband of the late Irene. Loving father of Patricia Barnabei (Fred), Joseph A. Smolczynski (Susan), Daniel Smolczynski (Melanie) and Elizabeth Young (Aaron). Devoted grandfather of 14  and great grandfather of 3. Brother of Judith Martin (Gerald). Joseph was retired Philadelphia Fire Fighter who served as past president of the Retired Fire Fighters Association. Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing and funeral on Thursday January 23rd from 9:00 – 10:30am in St. Katherine of Sienna RC Church 9700 Frankford Ave. There will be a funeral mass at 10:30am with burial to follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Joseph’s memory to Local 22 Widows’ Fund 415 N. 5th St. Philadelphia, PA 19123.      


George Edward Moy Sr., of Horsham Pa, formerly of Philadelphia Pa, passed away January 17th, 2020 at the age of 87. Son of the late William S. Moy and Mabel R. Moy. Loving father of George Edward Moy Jr., Lisa Moy Lavanga and Robyn Moy. Beloved poppa of Rebecca Wiese (Zachary), Joseph Burkle Jr., Jacqueline Burkle and Michael Lavanga. Great-grandfather of Michael Demianczyk Jr., Caitlynn Costello, Benjamin Wiese and Luka Edward Burkle. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and his loving companion Beeper. Family and friends are invited to attend his visitation and funeral on Friday January 24th from 11:00am to 12:00 noon followed by a 12:00 noon Funeral Service at Warminster Presbyterian Church, 500 Madison Ave. Warminster, PA, 18974. There will be no cemetery that day, however all are invited to gather at Red Lion Diner immediately after the services. 


Kenneth Phy, of the Tacony section of Philadelphia, passed away January 16th, 2020 at the age of 80. Beloved husband of the late Elaine Phy. Loving father of Chad Phy, Joseph Phy (Stacy) and Steve Miller. Dear grandfather of Stevie Miller, Krystal Miller, Sean Miller and Arianna Phy. He will be missed dearly. At the request of the family there will be no services. 


Michael Essig, of Northeast Philadelphia, passed away on January 10th, 2020 at the age of 77. Beloved husband of the late Fay Essig. He will be missed dearly. Family and friends are invited to his Graveside Service on Tuesday January 21st at St. Dominic Cemetery 8504 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19136 at 10:00AM. 


Donald Faris Evans, born in Gentry, MO on September 24th, 1923, passed away January 16th, 2020 at the age of 96. Donald was a WWII veteran and he served on the USS Cabot in the Pacific as a signal man. He served from December 15th, 1942 to December 15th 1945. Beloved husband of 75 years to the late Marie Evans (nee Joyce). Loving  father of Donna Wagner (nee Evans), Robert McConnell, Denise McConnell and the late Al Wagner. Dear brother of Connie Mercer, Billie Evans, Milton Evans, the late Marylee Evans, Isaac Dwain, Owen and George. Grandfather of 11 grandchildren, great-grandfather of 16 great-grandchildren and great-great-grandfather of 3 great-great-grandchildren. He will be missed. Entombment with full military honors will be held in private by his family.


Alice Mary Benussi (nee Colonna ), of Northeast Philadelphia, passed away on January 12th, 2020, at age 72. Beloved wife of John Benussi. Loving mother of Richard Benussi (Nancy) and Dennis Benussi (Jenni). Devoted grandmother of Taylor and Dennis. Also survived by her brother Steve, sister Christine as well as many nieces and nephews. Family and friend s are invited to attend her visitation and funeral on Friday January 17th from 9:00am – 10:30am in St. Timothy RC Church (3001 Levick St. Phila., PA )  Funeral Mass to follow at 10:30am. Interment will be at a later date in Washington Crossing National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Alice’s memory to American Cancer Society. Click Here To Donate. 


Daniel Ciuckis, of Northeast Philadelphia, passed away on January 11th, 2020, at age 31. Beloved son of Patricia (nee Hartman) and the late Richard Ciuckis. Loving brother of Brian, Jenny, Francis, Andrew and the late Nicholas. Also survived by his grandmother, Rose Hartman and many nieces and nephews. At the request of Daniel’s family, the funeral service will be private. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Daniel’s memory to the National Juvenile Diabetes Association.  


Terrence C. Downs, of Bensalem PA, passed away January 11th, 2020 at the age of 71. Loving husband of Gail Downs. Beloved father of Meghan Krajewski (Edward), Cristin Downs (Michael Moreno) and Alicia Foote (Josh). Devoted grandfather of Ryan Krajewski, Malcolm Moreno and future Baby Foote. Brother-in-law of J.P Harner (Kathleen), Richard Harner and Jana Slocum (Wayne). Also survived by his aunt Shirley Moritz as well as his nieces and nephews Kim, Matt, Jake, Heather and Clay. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Terrence’s life on Tuesday January 21st at St. Ephrem Catholic Church 5400 Hulmeville Rd. Bensalem PA 19020. You may visit and comfort Terrence’s family during the visitation from 9:30AM-11:00AM. There will be a Funeral Mass at 11:00AM in the church. Luncheon to follow at Bensalem Country Club 2000 Brown Ave. Bensalem PA 19020.


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