Edward Stewart of Philadelphia PA, passed away September 14th, 2018 at the age of 79. Beloved husband of Janice Stewart. Loving father of Brynn Cara Stewart. He is also survived by his two grandchildren Emberlia Jade Syfrit and Robert John Syfrit. At request of the family there will be no services as Edward’s wishes were to be cremated.
Rita Genevieve Murphy (Née Wronski), of Juniata Park, went to be with Our Lord on September 15, 2018 at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late Edward J. Loving mother of Sharon Dull (Harold), Arlene Murphy, Edward Murphy, and Mary Murphy-Fair (the late David Sr.). Cherished Gram of Christina, Steven, Dan, Lauren, Brian, and the late David Jr. “DJ.”Dear sister of Alberta Hutton (the late Thomas). Aunt to many nieces and nephews. Rita was dedicated to her parish, Holy Innocents, where she served as a member of the choir and volunteered for many years. She received the Apostolic Blessing from Pope Francis in 2014. Rita grew up in Port Richmond, and lived in Juniata Park for 62 years. She celebrated her 90th birthday on September 7th surrounded by family. Visitation will take place on Friday, September 21, 2018, at Holy Innocents Church (1337 E. Hunting Park Ave., Phila., PA 19124) from 9:15AM-10:30AM, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00AM. Burial to follow at Our Lady of Czestochowa Cemetery in Doylestown, PA. Donations in Rita’s memory may be made to Holy Innocents Church.
Joseph Dahill, of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia passed away September 18th, 2018 at the age of 89. Beloved husband of Kathryn. Loving father of Donna Cocci (Chris), Debbie Samarco (Dominic), Kathy Dippel (Jim), Harry Fox, Joan Rimoli, Joann Granlund, Diane Russo, Joseph Dahill and the late Theresa Gausz. He is also survived by his grandchildren, his great-grandchildren, and his nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Joseph’s life on Saturday September 29th 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 9:30AM-11:00AM. There will be a Prayer Service at 11:00AM in the Funeral Home. Burial will be at a later date.
Constance Ann Bermes (nee Camac) of the Harrowgate section of Philadelphia, passed away on September 17th, 2018, at the age of 67. Longtime, beloved employee of Aria Torresdale Hospital for many years. Loving mother of Kelly Bermes-Waldron (Jim Koch), Eric Bermes (Patty) and Pamela Hueber (Daniel), devoted grandmother of Audrey, Amber, Alec, Daniel, Gabby, Ryan, Michael and Jamie, great grandmother of Riley and Raelynn. Also survived by her sisters Betty, Violet, Sophia and Susan as well as many nieces and nephews. Loving companion of Dennis Pendrak. At the request of the family there will be celebration of life at a later date, as Connie’s wishes were to be cremated.
Lydia Ortiz, of the Harrowgate section of Philadelphia, passed away on September 19th, 2018, at the age of 70. Beloved wife of Jose Ortiz, Sr. for 56 years. Loving mother of Jose Ortiz, Jr. (Anacelis), Ada Suarez (the late Luis), Sonia Ortiz, Nancy Ortiz (Orlando Aviles) and Marisol Ortiz. Also survived by many loving grandchildren, great grandchildren as well as many brothers and sisters. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Lydia’s life at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts) You may visit and comfort the Ortiz Family during the viewing on Monday evening September 24th from 6:30PM to 9:00PM in the Funeral Home. There will be another viewing on Tuesday morning September 25th from 9:30AM to 11:00AM also in the funeral home. Prayer Service to follow at 11:00AM. Burial Greenmount Cemetery.