Geitner/Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

About Givnish Funeral Homes

On behalf of Life Celebration, I would like to thank you for your trust and provide some information on what you can expect from us. Our goal is simple - to get to know you and your family so we may provide the highest level of care in a way that is best for everyone involved. It is our pledge to do everything we can to provide you peace of mind as your family transitions through the time ahead. Again, thank you for your trust and confidence in us. If you have any questions about your loved one’s care, please do not hesitate to call me at 855-717-5224.

John F. Givnish

Our Obituaries

David Middleton

October 23, 2018

MIDDLETON David of McCormick S.C., and Philadelphia, died on October 23, 2018, at the age of 76. David is survived by his daughter Trina Middleton. David will also be greatly missed by his caring siblings; Shirley Sudler, Priscilla Middleton, Charles Middleton, Elizabeth Schullere, and Stanley Middleton; niece, Monica Reid (Derrick), and nephews Michael Sudler (Lydia), Christopher Schullere ...
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Alice V. Joseph

October 21, 2018

Alice V. Joseph, 57, of Langhorne, passed away on October 21, 2018. Alice is survived by her loving husband Joseph, her children: Jasmine Joseph, Jocelyn Joseph and Janice Joseph. Relative and friends are invited to Alice's Life Celebration on Friday, October 26th, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, at St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, 608 Welsh Road, Phila., PA and on Saturday, October 27th from...
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Derrick Lee Starks

April 1, 1974 - September 21, 2018

Derrick Lee Starks was born April 1, 1974 to the late Theresa Starks and Albert Green. Derrick was born and raised in Philadelphia PA. Derrick was also known as Big Dee. Derrick was educated in the Philadelphia School System. Derrick was a hard-working loving human being who worked numerous jobs throughout his lifetime to provide for his beautiful daughters Da'Jhea Starks,Tiara Starks, Tiayonne...
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Lelia Ann (nee Monroe) Shorts

September 19, 2018

SHORTS Lelia Ann (nee Monroe) of West Virginia and Philadelphia, on September 19th at the age of 77. Lelia is survived by her loving husband James M. of 52 years. Lelia will be greatly missed by her loving daughters; Bernadette Shorts, and Celestine Shorts. Lelia will also be missed by her two caring sisters; Ruth, and Alice. Lelia leaves behind an impressive legacy in her three grandchildren;...
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Joan (nee Brady) Fitzpatrick

September 15, 2018

Fitzpatrick, Joan nee (Brady), passed away in the presence of her family; on Saturday, September 15, 2018. She was 84. Joan is survived by her husband James and two loving daughters, Cynthia Fitzpatrick (Frank May), Diane Williams (Tom) and her beloved granddaughter, Amelia. Joan enjoyed traveling, caring for her home and garden, and being out in nature. She enjoyed her pets and wildlife. Most...
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Victoria Laura (nee Scheffner) "Babci" Kucowski

September 14, 2018

KUCOWSKI VICTORIA LAURA (nee Scheffner) "Babci"September 14, 2018. Wife of the late Adam J., Sr. Mother of Michael (Debbie) Kucowski, Barbara (Jim) Driscoll, and the late Adam J. (Marie) Kucowski, Jr. Babci of Colleen, Michael, Victoria, and Jimmy. Great- Babci of Carol Ann, Elmer, Kayleigh, Michael, Gabby, and Logan. Great-Great-Babci of Trevor. Relatives and friends are invited to...
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Caroline I. (nee Jakubowski) Kelly

September 8, 2018

Caroline I. (Jakubowski) Kelly, 81 of Gouldsboro PA, formerly of Philadelphia, passed away on September 8, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Joseph R. Kelly. Loving mother of Leslie Kondziela (Raymond), Mary-Jo Hennessy (Michael) and Francis Kelly. Nana to Dara Ewing and Ashley and Devon Kondziela. Sister of Margaret Siro. Caroline was an avid reader and member of the Red Hats. Friends are...
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Marlene Patitucci

August 26, 2018

Marlene Patitucci, 82, of Philadelphia passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, on August 26th 2018. She was born in Philadelphia to the late Wallace Edwards and Lena Daher. Marlene owned-and-operated Broad Street Auto Tags for 40-plus years. She was well known and loved, in the community. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends going to the casino in Atlantic City. ...
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Thomas John Krug

August 25, 2018

Thomas John Krug of the Olney section of Philadelphia, PA died Saturday, August 25, 2018at St. John Neumann Nursing Home, Philadelphia, PA. He was 87 years old. Born in Philadelphia, PA to Henry T. Sr. and Irene McShane Krug. Dear brother of the late Henry T. Krug, Jr. Beloved Uncle of Elizabeth Krug Bridgman, Marian Hiddeman, William Krug, Anne Marie Olinchak, Thomas S. Krug, John P. Krug and...
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Jaevon Torres

August 1, 2018

Torres, Jaevon, 2 years old, passed away unexpectedly on August 1, 2018. Jaevon is survived by his loving mother Stephanie Torres and stepfather Francisco Ortiz. He is predeceased by his father Malik Smith. Jaevon is also survived by his grandparents Mom-Mom Debora Muniz and Pop-Pop Jose Perez, along with many other family and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to Jaevon's life...
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Joseph "Joe" Hector Ramos

July 27, 2018

Ramos Joseph Hector "Joe" 22 of Doylestown, PA on July 27, 2018. Dearest son of the late Jose Angel Ramos and loving son of Jocellyn Maisonet Lopez and her husband Emilio Lopez, Jr. Joseph was predeceased in life by his grandfather Hector L. Maisonet and is survived by his brother Robert Lopez and his sister Jayde Ramos and his grandmother Delores R. Maisonet. Family and friends are...
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Jamel Malaik Williams

March 29, 1973 - July 22, 2018

In loving memory For Jamel Malaik Williams March 29, 1973 – July 22, 2018 Yea though I walk through The valley of the valley of Death I will fear no evil For thou are with me thy Rod and staff they comfort me. Psalm 23 Jamel Malaik Williams was born on March 29, 1973 to Renee Newton and the late John Mitchell, Jr.On July 22, 2018 Jamel Departed his life peacefully to be with his...
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Catherine E. Bittner

July 13, 2018

BITTNER, Catherine E. on July 13, 2018 beloved wife of the late Walter Bittner and dearest mother of Donna Burgoon (Kenneth), dearest grandmother of Kenny, Chris and Ashley Burgoon. Mrs. Bittner is also survived by her brother Jim Higgins and her sister-in-law Lorraine (Jerry) Givnish. Family and friends are invited to her Life Celebration 10AM and Mass of Christian Burial 11AM, Thursday ...
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John M. Colavita

July 12, 2018

John M. Colavita, 81, of Philadelphia, passed away on July 12, 2018. John is survived by his beloved wife Dolores (nee Foley, 'Dolly'), his children: John (Lisa), Bob, Lori DiLoreto (Meo), Mike (Joyce), Vince, and Donna Lind (Rich), 12 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and his sister, Marian. Relatives and friends are invited to John's Life Celebration on Wednesday, July 18, from 9:30am...
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Mary Kearney

July 4, 2018

Mary Kearney, 92, on July 4, 2018 dearest wife of the late Leo Kearney. Mrs. Kearney was born in Belfast Ireland and had been an upholsterer and a seamstress during her working career. Mrs. Kearney is survived by her son Kevin, son Brian (Virginia) and Angelina, daughter Noreen (Richie) Agozzino. Mrs. Kearney is also survived by her brother Johnny Doran, sister Bridie Roddy and Brother...
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Giovinia M. (Jean) Baccari

June 24, 2018

BACCARI Giovinia M. (Jean), of Philadelphia on Sunday June 24th 2018 at the age of 86. Jean is predeceased by her loving husband Anthony of 50 years, parents Joseph Calabrese and Edith Calabrese (nee Giordano) and sister Rose E. Calabrese. Jean will also be greatly missed by her three loving children; Anthony J., Joseph C. and Lisa Berlingieri (Gaetano). Jean also leaves behind an...
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Ethel P. Lee

June 18, 2018

LEE, Ethel P. peacefully on June 18, 2018, dearest wife of the late Howard Earl Lee and mother of the late John P. Lee. Mrs. Lee had been in the civil service field for her working career. She is survived by her son Howard Earl Lee his wife Daisy Lee and Betsy Murphy Lee, her grandsons Howard E. Lee, Eric J. Lee, Christopher M. Lee and granddaughters, Destiny F. Lee. and Tonya Twyman as well as...
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Maria C. Guzman

October 5, 1931 - June 9, 2018

Maria C. Guzman With our deepest sympathy, we are acknowledging the passing of our beloved Maria Clotilde Angulo Guzman, who resided in the Philadelphia, PA area. Maria recently departed on June 9, 2018 at the tender age of 86 due to health related complications. Maria was born on October 5, 1931 in San Juan, Puerto Rico to proud parents Mr. Apolinar Angulo and Mrs. Concepcion Figueroa. ...
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Alberto Segundo De Los Reyes

May 25, 2018

De Los Reyes Alberto Segundo, on May 25, 2018. Former husband of Nancy, loving father of Francisco Jose (Alena) and Andres Alberto De Los Reyes, dear brother of Shirley , Carmen and William De Los Reyes, cherished grandfather of Isabella Florence and Olivia Morgan De Los Reyes. Family and friends are invited to Alberto's Life Celebration Sunday June 3, 2018 after 1pm from Geitner/Givnish of...
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Marie J. Grilli

April 21, 2018

Marie J. Grilli, of Olney, died Saturday April 21, 2018 in Abington Hospice, Warminster, PA. She was born to Harry R. Beam and the former Marie Ott. Marie was a graduate of Little Flower High School and later worked at Incarnation of Our Lord School in Olney. She was the school librarian and later worked as the school secretary. Marie loved her summers in Sea Isle City, NJ. and was a loving...
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Louis B. Healey

November 20, 1927 - April 18, 2018

Louis B. Healey, of Voorhees and formerly of Philadelphia, passed away into God's loving care on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Kresson View Center. He was 90 Years old. Louis was born on November 20, 1927 in Philadelphia Pa. He was the husband to the late Marie (nee Hartman) Healey who passed away in 1987. Louis served honorably in the United States Army from 1946 to 1947 specializing as an Anti...
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Antoinette (nee Altomare) DiRienzi

March 12, 2018

DiRienzi Antoinette (nee Altomare) age 96. March 12, 2018. Beloved wife of Felix. Loving mother of Roseann(Richard) Tymoch and Frank(Carol) DiRienzi. Grandmother of Stephanie, Michele, Amethyst, Christopher(Janice), the late Laura Humphries, and Guy Matthew Torpey. Great-Grandmother of Jennifer(Mike), Richard, Anthony, Cazmier, Jake, Christopher, Cole, Matthew and Dahlia. Great Great...
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Suzanne E. Faber

March 10, 2018

FABER Suzanne E. March 10, 2018. Loving sister of Julie (Thomas Simpson) Faber. Aunt of Melody Simpson. Suzanne was a payroll administrator for a variety of firms and companies. Suzanne in her spare time loved dancing, computers, surfing the web, relaxing with friends and mostly her love for music. All funeral services and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers donations to...
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Shalonda Desiré Williams

May 28, 1991 - March 4, 2018

Our Father God and Savior gave us his gift of Shalonda Desire' Williams to Wallace (Dennis) and Sherry Williams on May 28th 1991. Only with the permission of her Big Sister who was 7 at the time who said "I think it's okay to bring that baby here". She was born on one extremely hot day here in Philadelphia, PA at Einstein Hospital. Shalonda was educated in Philadelphia where she attended...
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Angelo L. Gonzalez

September 28, 1941 - March 3, 2018

Angelo L. Gonzalez, of Philadelphia, passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2018. He was 76 years old. Angelo was born on September 28, 1941 to the late Angel and Carmen (nee Melendes) Gonzalez and immigrated to the United States when he was 14 years old. He was the husband to Luz E. (nee Martez) Gonzalez and together they shared 54 years of marriage. Angelo worked as a waiter for the Hilton Garden...
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Margaret L. (nee Springman) Duffy

February 22, 2018

Margaret L. Duffy (nee Springman), 95, died peacefully on Feb. 22, 2018 at the Philadelphia Protestant Home. Daughter of the late August and Barbara (nee Laux) Springman, she was born and raised in West Chester, Pennsylvania and lived most of her adult life in the Olney section of Philadelphia, where she and her husband, the late Gerald T. Duffy, raised their family. Loving mother of Eleanor...
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Robert Charles Dieterly, I

January 22, 1943 - February 18, 2018

Robert Charles Dieterly I of Abington passed away peacefully on February 18th, 2018 surrounded by his family. Born in Abington, PA on January 22, 1943, Bob was the son of the late John and Lillian (née Greisbach) Dieterly, brother of Jack Dieterly and loving husband of 55 years to Patricia-Annette (née Jannotti) Dieterly. Bob graduated from Abington Senior High School (Class of 1960) and...
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Eleanor "Nora" Waters

February 18, 2018

Waters – Eleanor "Nora" age 62, on Sunday Feb 18, 2018 of Wyndmoor, Pa. and Avalon, N.J. Beloved daughter of Kay (nee Rhoads) and the late Nevin F. "Nick" Waters. Sister of Kathy Owsik (Steve), Larry Waters (Beth), Matt Waters (Mel), Jeanie Kelly (Bob) and Linda Hill (Bill). Also sadly missed by 15 Nieces & Nephews. Family & friends are invited to Nora's Life Celebration Thursday from 9...
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Barbara Ann (Kraft) Hensley

February 13, 2018

Barbara Ann (Kraft) Hensley, 74 of Philadelphia passed away on February 13, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Don Ray Hensley, Sr. Loving mother of Kenneth Hensley (Donna), Carolyn Masciarelli (Rich), Sarah Hensley (Frank McClain) and the late Don Ray Hensley, Jr. Also survived by 8 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, siblings Raymond Kraft, Betty Bryant and Freddy Kraft. Relatives and friends...
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Jenelle A. McGill

February 10, 2018

Jenelle A. McGill of Philadelphia On February 10th, 2018 at the age of 46 passed away. Jenelle will be greatly missed by both of her sons, George Broll and James Fox, her wonderful mother, Linda McGill and (late) father James McGill, her two amazing sisters, Lynne McGill and Nancy Lombardi, her three beautiful nieces, Linda McHale, Robin Lombardi and Dawn Lombardi, her adopted son, Taylor...
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Joseph Roman Betancourt

January 31, 2018

Joseph Roman Betancourt, 73 of Philadelphia passed away on January 31, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Nixida Soto Betancourt. Dear son of the late Osvaldo Betancourt, Sr. and the late Antonia Roman Betancourt. Loving father of Sandra Serrano, Elvira Cruz, Jesus "Joe" Serrano, Jody Betancourt-Cordi (Steven) and Kia Isabella Betancourt. Also survived by 10 grandchildren Lisa, Raquel, Jimmy,...
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Theresa Ware

January 27, 2018

Theresa Ware, age 58, of Philadelphia, lost her battle with lung cancer and passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at her residence in Pine valley. Theresa is the daughter of the late Edward and Veronica (nee Gwalhney) Ware. Theresa was born and raised in Philadelphia and worked for many years as a nursing assistant at Holy Redeemer Hospital. Theresa is the loving mother of two...
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Joanne V. (nee Frasco) Powell

January 14, 2018

POWELL Joanne V. (nee Frasco) age 78 January 14, 2018. Loving wife of the late Robert. Devoted mother of Robert(Jessica)Powell, and the late Jack Trahey. Special mother of Jesse DellaPenna. Mom-Mom of Jack Trahey Jr, Kayla, Olivia, and Gianna Powell. Great-Grandmom of Jack Trahey. Sister of Judy Senior, Janice(Anthony)Lardani, Tony(Mary Jane)Frasco, and Kathleen Fay. Also survived by...
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James F. Duffy

December 30, 2017

Dr. James F. Duffy of East Norriton passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on December 30, 2017. Jim was born on June 24, 1928 to the late Joseph F. and Mary J. (Whittle) in Chester, PA. Loving husband of 57 years to Ann (nee Kniezewski), beloved father to Jennifer Coffey (Daniel), Joseph Duffy (Lois), Amy Grimes (Warren), and Jessica Duffy (Ross), doting...
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Manuel Gonzalez

December 25, 1953 - December 23, 2017

Manuel Gonzalez, of Philadelphia, passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2017. He was 63 years old. Manuel was born on December 25, 1953 in Cidra, Puerto Rico to the late Teofilo and Juana (nee Velez) Gonzalez. He was a Sanitation Worker for the City of Philadelphia and in his free time, he enjoyed playing Dominos, fishing, and was an avid Phillies and Eagles fan. Manuel is survived by his two...
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Stevi Lyn (nee Zimmerman) Gasper

December 20, 2017

Stevi Lyn (nee Zimmerman), passed away suddenly on December 20, 2017. She was the first born child of the late Edward Zimmerman and Rochelle Kretchman. Stevi Lyn was born and raised in Philadelphia, where she had a career as a medical assistant and phlebotomist, and most recently worked as an assistant in a pet grooming salon. She was a strong and independent woman who had a zest for life, and a...
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Stevi Lyn (nee Zimmerman) Gasper

December 20, 2017

Gasper Stevi Lyn (nee Zimmerman), passed away suddenly on December 20, 2017. She was the first born child of the late Edward Zimmerman and Rochelle Kretchman. Stevi Lyn was born and raised in Philadelphia, where she had a career as a medical assistant and phlebotomist, and most recently worked as an assistant in a pet grooming salon. She was a strong and independent woman who had a zest for...
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Mary M. Hale

December 12, 2017

Mary M. Hale, beloved friend, colleague, and humanitarian, went home to our Lord on December 12, 2017 at the age of 77. Mary was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, where she resided for most of her life. Most recently, Mary was a resident at St. Joseph's Manor, Meadowbrook, PA, where she was lovingly cared for right up until her passing. Mary began her long and distinguished career as a...
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Lucille T. (nee Primavera) Henry

December 8, 2017

Henry Lucille T. (nee Primavera) on Dec. 8, 2017, age 91. Beloved wife of the late Robert, loving mother of Linda Fowler, Laura Frascatore, Robert Henry, Lucille Skrip, Gerald Henry and the late Stephen Marinuk, cherished grandmother of; Veronica, John, Regina, Christy, Victoria and Gabrielle, great grandmother of 6. Lucille was a retired Crossing Guard at Holy Child Parish (Old York Road &...
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Gyna E. (nee Bateau) Hampton

December 5, 2017

HAMPTON  Gyna E. (nee Bateau) of Port-Au-Prince and Philadelphia, on Tuesday December 5th 2017 at the age of 47. Gyna is survived by her loving husband Glen of 10 years, and her caring daughter Sierra and stepson Glen Jr., as well as her mother in law Kay Hampton. Gyna will also be greatly missed by her mother Leonide, her sister's Valquise, Sabine & Kettely. Also her Brother's & Sisters' in...
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Jovita C. Sonza

November 25, 2017

Jovita C. Sonza passed away in her sleep last Saturday, November 25th, 2017 to be with the Lord and the Blessed Mother in God's Heavenly Kingdom. She was 80 years old. Jovita came to the US in 1971 to work as a Pharmacist. She was born in the Philippines on August 16, 1937. Jovita was the only daughter of Sixto Campos and Emiliana Angala. Jovita is survived by her husband, Manuel Sonza, who...
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Miguel A. Gonzalez

November 14, 2017

GONZALEZ Miguel A., of Philadelphia on November 14th 2017 at the age of 68. Miguel is survived by his loving wife Mariana (nee Figueroa) and three caring children; Emily Centeno (David), Michele Rivera (Jimmie) and Miguel Jr. Relatives and friends are invited to Miguel's Life Celebration viewing on Wednesday November 22nd at the Geitner Givnish Life Celebration Home (6230 N. 5th street,...
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Joyce Trate

November 12, 2017

TRATE Joyce age 76 November 12, 2017. Loving mother of Cheryl Trate. Beloved Grandmother of Christopher Perez, and Sabrina Madrigal. Great Grandmother of Julieanna, Joy, Christopher,Jr., and Annalise. Sister of Gail(Niles)Novak, Aunt of Edward and Charles Novak. Relatives and friends are invited to Joyce's Life Celebration Friday 11AM to 12:30PM at the Geitner Givnish Life Celebration Home...
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Cullen John Knight

December 28, 1999 - October 31, 2017

Cullen John Knight was born on December 28, 1999. His family called him Cully or CJ. When he got older he insisted that anyone outside of his immediate family refer to him as Cullen. He attended school at Copper Beech Elementary School and Abington Junior and Senior High Schools. He attended church with his family at the Greater Philadelphia Church of Christ. As a young boy, he was very...
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Scott E. Neidel

February 8, 1976 - October 16, 2017

Scott E. Neidel passed away suddenly on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. Born Feb. 8, 1976 in St. Louis, Mo., Scott was the son of Ernie and Charlotte Neidel. He was a very ambitious and outgoing person who loved to fish, hunt, play basketball, golf and ride bikes, along with many other adventurous things. Scott was the friendliest guy you could have known with a laugh that could be heard for miles. He...
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George Cook, Jr.

October 7, 2017

George Cook Jr., age 57, of Philadelphia. Brother of Marie Williams, Charles Hurdle, Charmaine Cook and Lawrence Cook. Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral Saturday starting 9:00 AM followed by his funeral service 11:00 AM at Grace Christian Fellowship, 6208 Gray's Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19142. Interment Fernwood Cemetery. Family service by Geitner/Givnish of Olney. 1-800...
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Christine Peters Blake

July 28, 1928 - September 16, 2017

Christine Peters Blake, 89, formerly of Berwick, died September 16, 2017, in Philadelphia. Born in Wanamie on July 28, 1928, she was the daughter of John and Marcella Peters. Christine grew up on her parents' farm in Berwick. Overcoming the impact of polio, she went on to graduate from Penn State. She was the beloved wife of Earl H. Blake whom she married on June 11, 1949. While raising her...
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Margaret Dickerson

September 6, 2017

DICKERSON Margaret, of Philadelphia, on September 6th 2017, at the age of 90. Margaret will be greatly missed by the members and representatives from the Northwestern Human Services community. Relatives and friends are invited to Margaret's Life Celebration visitation on Wednesday 9/13 from 11AM-12PM at the Geitner Givnish Life Celebration Home (6230 N. 5th Street Phila. 19120) with a...
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Veronica "Ronnie" Hellwig

September 2, 2017

Hellwig Veronica "Ronnie". September 2, 2017. Of Marshall Street in Olney for over 60 years. Beloved and devoted wife for over 60 years to the late Fred. Loving mother of Fred, Veronica Hellwig, and Christine Murray. Oma of Eric, Stephanie, Christian, Anna, Christopher, and Alexandra, Aunt to Annagrete (Alfred) Weyrauch. Cousin of Christopher (Angela) Gartland. Relatives and friends are...
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Braulio Vegas

August 22, 2017

Dad, in my opinion, is the best Father anyone could ever have. Braulio Vegas 
born in Culebra, Puerto Rico, came to Philadelphia from the Virgin Island in 
1950. He came with my mother and three children, myself (the eldest) and 
my two sisters, Lula and Juanita. Dad worked as a Butcher. He worked for 25 
years and he worked very hard. When I was about 9 years old, my dad and mother...
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Renee (Oscar) Bellange

February 23, 1953 - August 13, 2017

BELLANGE Renee (Oscar) Bellange of Port Au Prince, Haiti and Philadelphia, Pa was brought into this world on February 23, 1953, to father Cedieu Oscar (deceased) and mother Idalie Damis (deceased). Renee survived by her loving husband Ismel Bellange, they were married 38 years in her birth town on, October 27, 1979. She will be greatly missed by her two children; Berline Bellange (Stan Lee...
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Paul M. Lin

August 13, 2017

Paul M. Lin, 90, who fled China in 1949 just days before Shanghai fell to Communist forces and went on to build a distinguished career as a neurosurgeon in Philadelphia, passed away Sunday morning from chronic cerebrovascular disease. Dr. Lin, a graduate of St. John's University in Shanghai, trained as a neurosurgeon at Temple University Hospital. In a 2004 history of neurosurgery at Temple,...
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Karen L. (nee Buchhalter) Seifert

August 12, 2017

SEIFERT Karen L. (nee Buchhalter) of Philadelphia, on August 12th 2017 at the age of 59. Karen was the loving wife of Richard F. Seifert for 32 years. Karen will also be greatly missed by her three caring children; Richard Joseph Seifert (Amanda), Alexandra Lee Seifert, and Ryan Kristopher Seifert. Karen also leaves behind an impressive legacy in her grandchildren Khaleesi and Aria Seifert. ...
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Jose Antonio Perez

July 1, 2017

Jose Antonio Perez was born on December 30, 1941 in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. He was the eldest of four children born to Edelmira Molina and Venanzio Perez. When Jose was still a young child, the family moved to New York City and then settled in Philadelphia. Jose attended Catholic schools in Philadelphia before embarking on a four year tour of duty with the United States Army in Vietnam. ...
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Rochelle "Shellie" (nee Klein) Zimmerman-Kretchman

June 29, 2017

Zimmerman-Kretchman Rochelle (nee Klein), lovingly known as "Shellie" passed away on June 29, 2017 at the age of 80 years. Shellie was beautiful, vivacious and young at heart always up on the latest fashions. She loved to knit and spending time with friends. Shellie was from Philadelphia where she and the late Eddie Zimmerman raised their three children Stevi Lyn Gasper, Lonnie Zimmerman (Mary...
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Kathy Jean Lingo

June 18, 2017

Lingo, Kathy Jean, age 55 on June 18, 2017. Loving Daughter of the late Catherine and Howard Lingo. Kathy is survived by her siblings Carol Anne Lingo, Rodney James Lingo (Nadine), Kenneth Howard Lingo (Joanne), and Debbie Fallen-Mc Andrew (Jack). She also is survived by 7 nieces and nephews, Jason Lingo, Scott Lingo, Jessica Byrne (nee' Fallen), Dawn Nemeth (nee' Lingo), Crystal Murdock ...
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LeRoy B. Jones

September 17, 1933 - June 17, 2017

LeRoy B. Jones Sunrise: September 17, 1933 Sunset: June 17, 2017 LeRoy was a retired Philadelphia Mounted Police Officer, ARMY veteran of the Korean War, and loving family man. LeRoy was the first African American to retire as a member of the Mounted Division of the Philadelphia Police Department; where he received at least 6 citations for...
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Jose Escriva Hernandez

June 24, 1998 - June 16, 2017

Jose Escriva Hernandez June 24, 1998 - June 16, 2017 Jose Escriva Hernandez, 18, passed away on June 16, 2017 at San Diego, California. Jose ("Jobo" as his family and some close friends would know him) was born on June 24, 1998 in Manila, Philippines to Johnny and Rosario Hernandez. He migrated to the United States with his family on December of 2004. Jose attended Central High School and...
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Juanita E. (nee McNeely) Murray

June 14, 2017

Juanita E. (nee McNeely) Murray, retired supervisor and manager of the Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia, PA died in her home on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. She was 69 years old. Juanita loved her work and was dedicated to providing excellent service to all of her guests. Juanita was born on March 21, 1948 to the late Pauline Walker. McNeely and Rudolph E. McNeely, Sr. in Philadelphia, PA....
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Baltazar A. Pinguel

June 10, 2017

Baltazar A. Pinguel passed away on June 10, 2017, at the age of 67. Beloved husband of Rosario (nee Mascarinas); loving father of Vladimir, Nicolai and Friederich. Relatives and friends are invited to Baltazar's Life Celebration Friday, June 16th, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Geitner-Givnish Funeral Home, 6230 N. 5th Street, Phila. and Saturday, June 17th, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of...
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Doris Bell

June 7, 2017

Doris Bell, life-long Philadelphia resident, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, cousin, friend and neighbor passed away in her own home the evening of June 7, 2017 at the age of ninety-six. Doris (Dora) Braverman, arrived September 5, 1920, the youngest of eight children born to New York City transplants, Elizabeth Dworin, seamstress,...
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Marie M. Cush

May 12, 2017

Marie M. Cush, of Philadelphia, on May 12th at the age of 94. Predeceased by her loving husband James of 13 years. Marie is survived by her four caring sons; James, Kevin, Christopher (Denise), and Joseph as well as her three grandchildren, Christopher, Kevin, and Lawrence. Marie proudly served in the Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service (WAVES) from 1944-1946 and later went on to...
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Edward F. McSherry

May 3, 2017

McSherry Edward F. May 3, 2017 age 74. Loving brother of Mary Watters, Kathy(John)Campbell, and the late Lois O. McSherry. Uncle of Gabrielle(Steve)Smith, Nicole(Mark)Caplan, John J. Campbell III, and Colleen(Derek)Morin. Great Uncle to Jacob, Andrew Smith, Michael, Mitchell, and Rebecca Caplan. Funeral Services will be private. In Lieu of flowers donations to American Heart...
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Claire L. Schramm

April 28, 2017

Claire L. Schramm, It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Claire L. Schramm announces her passing. Ms. Schramm passed away on Friday, April 28, 2017. A resident of Stafford, formerly Philadelphia, she will be truly missed. She is survived by her brother, Gerard Schramm. The family will receive friends on Friday, May 5, 2017 at St. Helena's Church 6161 N. 5th St....
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Rudella E. "Della" Timbers

April 24, 2017

Rudella E. "Della" Timbers, of Philadelphia, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017. at age 67, after a yearlong battle with lung cancer. She was the beloved Mother of Chanell Lofton (Hasan) and Melvina Timbers. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of James (decd.) and Gertrude Smith. Della was predeceased by her sister Gwen Smith, and her brother, James Smith Jr. Della is also...
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Barbara Ann Pinto Valentine

April 22, 2017

Barbara Ann Pinto Valentine of Philadelphia passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017. She was 70. She was the beloved wife of 45 years to Ronald Valentine. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Anna Pinto. Barbara enjoyed cooking for the entire family, trips to Walmart, watching Judge Judy, playing the slots at the arcade on the boardwalk as well as playing football...
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Dolores F. Burke

April 16, 2017

Dolores F. Burke, (nee Hirst) 73, peacefully passed away on April 16, 2017, Easter Sunday. She was surrounded by her loving family. Her husband John "Jack" Burke who was the love of her life preceeded her in death in 1968 at the age of 33 as did her son, Thomas E. Shiley, in 1992. Dolores is survived by her daughter Debra Tomasetti (Patrick), brothers and sisters Mary DeCroix, Walter Hirst ...
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Romayne A. Laird

March 21, 2017

LAIRD Romayne A., of Philadelphia, on March 21st at the age of 88. Predeceased by her loving husband Henry W. for 56 years. Romayne will be greatly missed by her five loving children; Henry Patrick Laird, Howard James Laird, Romaine A. Laird, Martin Edward Laird (Donna), and Mary Catherine Laird. Romayne also leaves behind an impressive legacy in her eight grandchildren; Michael, Christine,...
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Columbus Calvin "Cal" Wiley

March 13, 2017

Columbus Calvin "Cal" Wiley of Bensalem, passed away peacefully on March 13, 2017 at the age of 80. Cal is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Yolanda (nee Pasqualone), his devoted children, Cynthia Esposito (Joseph Dadario) and Kevin Wiley (Shirley), and cherished granddaughters Alexandra, Jessica and Natalie. Cal was a U.S. Navy Veteran. His hobbies included gardening and his 1955 Chevy. ...
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Robert Charles Wojczyszyn

March 12, 2017

Wojczyszyn, Robert Charles passed unexpectedly March 12, 2017 at the age of 24. He was the cherished son of Marlene Murphy, Mark Jones, and the late Robert Wojczyszyn. Beloved brother of Angela (Robert) Lang and Sean (Nina) Murphy. Loving uncle to Kayley Lang, nephew of Jill DePoy, and grandson of the late Joan and Charles Buividas. He will be deeply missed by family and friends. Robert was a...
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Manuel Jacinto "Manolo" Malgapo

March 12, 2017

MALGAPO Manuel Jacinto "Manolo" March 12, 2017 age 73. Son of the late Conrado and Remedios (née Jacinto) Malgapo. Committed husband of Gertrude's (née deGuzman). Caring Father of Jo, Manny, Joel (Danni Chen). "Lo lo" of Lily, Jordan, and Ian. Grandson of Tatang Pedro and Inang Cion. Brother of Cora , Fe, and the late Caring Malgapo. Relatives and friends are invited to Manuel's Life...
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Bernard A. Rex

March 9, 2017

REX Bernard A., of Philadelphia on March 9th 2017 at the age of 82. Bernard is survived by his two loving daughters Rachelle Gizinski (Robert Jung) and Yvonne Feranec (Steve). Bernard will also be greatly missed by his granddaughters Lisa Praediger (Conrad), Sara Gizinski, and Jessica Gizinski as well as his five great grandchildren; Conrad, Emily, Riannan, Matthew, and Leila. Bernard will also...
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Lauretta A. "Laurie" Prendergast

March 9, 2017

PRENDERGAST Lauretta A. "Laurie". March 9, 2017. Loving and Devoted wife of the late John P. Loving mother of Thomas P. and the late John J. Prendergast. Dear sister of Elizabeth Mallardi. Survived by many cousins nephews and nieces. Relatives and friends are invited to Laurie's Life Celebration Tuesday March 14, 2017 starting 9AM to 10AM at Resurrection of Our Lord Church 2035 Vista St,...
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Gavin Grey Smith

March 8, 2017

Gavin Grey Smith of Great Falls, Virginia was welcomed into heaven on March 8, 2017 at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Gavin was born on March 15, 2004 to his loving parents Keith D. Smith and Meg Elliott Smith in Greenville, South Carolina. Gavin was greeted in heaven by his granddaddy Bob Elliott. He will be deeply missed by his parents, brothers Austin and Ryan and grandparents, aunts...
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Guillermina (nee Vargas) Aguayo

March 7, 2017

AGUAYO Guillermina, (nee Vargas) went to be with the Lord on March 7, 2017 Beloved wife of Luis A. Aguayo. Loving mother of Hector Lucena .Also survived by her sister; Milagros Cruz, 3 grandchildren; Lisa, David and Richard, 9 great grandchildren; Christina, Cynthia, Angelica, Olivia, Gabriel, Richard Jr., Isaiah, Milea and Andrew. Family and friends are invited to Guillermina's Life...
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Albert "Al" Franceschino

February 23, 2017

FRANCESCHINO Albert "Al" age 89. February 23, 2017. Loving husband of Norma (nee Mariano). Loving father of Carol(Guy), and Albert, Jr. (Lydia) Franceschino. Pop-Pop of Rachel and Carly. Also survived by cousins nephews and nieces. Relatives and friends are invited to Albert's Life Celebration Thursday March 2, 2017 beginning 9AM at Presentation B.V.M Church 100 Old Soldiers Road...
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Frederick "Freddie" Severs

February 19, 2017

SEVERS Frederick (Freddie) A., 35, of Upper Darby, died February 19, 2017 at Delaware County Memorial Hospital.  He was born December 17, 1981 in Darby.  He was the son of Frederick (Fred) and Genevieve (Jeannie) (Dougherty) Severs.  He attended Upper Darby High School and was employed by L'Angolo in Havertown.   Freddie was an avid Eagles and Phillies fan, as well as an...
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Mercedes "Mercy" Santos

February 9, 2017

SANTOS Mercedes "Mercy" age 46, February 9, 2017. Loving wife of Eric A Santos, Sr. Devoted mother of Eric A. Jr., Adam, Adriana, and Adrian Santos. Daughter of Angel Luis(the late Angela)Torres. Daughter-in-law of Myrna(the late Hector) Santos. Sister of Yvonne, Angel, and Jessica. Aunt to Cecily, Leonardo, Isabella, Ivan, Angel Jr., Alexandra, Cerena,Angela and Daniel. She will be missed by...
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James W. Binder

February 6, 2017

Binder, James W. On February 6th 2017 passed away unexpectedly leaving behind his son James C. Binder, his fiancee Silveria Mastalsz, stepson Nathaniel J. Mastalsz. He also leaves behind his grandmother Thelma Nelson as well as his aunt Linda Donahue and uncles Thomas Nelson, Eric Nelson, and Phil DelVecchio. Relatives and friends are invited to his Life Celebration Thursday February 16,...
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Elizabeth "B.J." Fisher

February 5, 2017

FISHER Elizabeth "B.J." age 84. February 5, 2017. Loving sister of Robert(Nancy) and the late Frank Fisher. Sister-in-law of Ethel Fisher. Sadly missed by 6 nieces and nephews and 10 great nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to Elizabeth's Life Celebration Saturday morning, February 11th beginning 9:30AM at St. John Bosco Catholic Church 215 E. County Line Rd....
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John Pflugfelder

February 4, 2017

PFLUGFELDER John February 4, 2017 age 62 of Philadelphia. He is survived by family and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to John's Life Celebration Friday Morning 10:30AM to 11:30AM at the Geitner-Givnish Funeral Home 6230 N. 5th Street (at Chelten). Funeral Service will begin at 11:30AM Int. will be private. 1-800-GIVNISH
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Kathleen M. Weldon

February 2, 2017

WELDON Kathleen M. Age 60, February 2, 2017. Wife of the late William T. Weldon. Dear Mother of William(Dana), Jeffrey(Christy), and Christine Weldon. Grandmother of Jeffrey, Jr., Landon, Riann, and Caden Weldon. Loving companion of Steve Mulhern. Sister of Suzanne Palazzo, Donna Bautista, Lisa Hughes, Allyson Pannella, Margaret Moran, and the late Michael Beri. Kathy was born and raised...
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Raymond Thomas Faber

January 27, 2017

Raymond Thomas Faber, 87, of Philadelphia, PA passed away peacefully on January 27, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Toshiko Orie Faber. Loving father of Suzanne Faber and Julie Faber (Thomas Simpson). Doting grandfather of Melody Simpson. Dear brother of Richard Faber. Growing up in Philadelphia, Ray appreciated the simple things in life. Watching his beloved Phillies, relaxing on his porch...
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Joseph Martin Donohoe

August 5, 1936 - January 26, 2017

DONOHOE August 5, 1936 – January 26, 2017 Joseph Martin, 80, of Philadelphia, PA, resided in Naples, Florida, passed away in the presence of his loving family. Born in Philadelphia PA. He was the beloved husband of Julia L. Donohoe (nee Logan) for fifty-seven years. Joe was the son of the late Eugene and Margaret Donohoe; Preceded in death by his siblings Jack, Nancy, Sr. Margaret, SSJ,...
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Richard J. "Buddy" Seifert

January 25, 2017

SEIFERT Richard J. "Buddy" age 94. January 25, 2017. Loving Husband of Rita M.(nee Wessels). Loving father of Virginia (the late Leo) Smith, Richard(Karen) and the late William Seifert. Predeceased by his first wife Elizabeth English. Grandfather of Cheryl, Marie, Kevin, Ricky, Alex, Ryan, and Jason. Great Grandfather of Brittany, Kerrigan, Burke, Maddie, Owen, Cain, Khaleesi, Aria, and...
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Arescheril R. "Mani" Emmanuel

January 19, 2017

EMMANUEL Arescheril R. "Mani", on Jan. 19, 2017, age 71. Beloved husband of Rachelamma (nee John), loving father of Tena Me Nee (Walter) and Basil R. Emmanuel (Neethu), dear brother of; Joseph, Sebastian, Lucy, Sosamma and Leela, cherished grandfather of Rachel Emmanuel. Mr. Emmanuel was a member of the Indian Latin Catholic Community. Family and friends are invited to Mani's Life...
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Geraldine "Jerri" Nagle

January 17, 2017

NAGLE Geraldine"Jerri" January 17, 2017 age 71. Loving wife of the late James. Loving mother of the late Geri Rodriguez. Mother-in-Law to Angel Rodriguez. Grandmom of Angel James Rodriguez, and the late Angelina Rodriguez. Sister of Betty Allerizzi. Relatives and friends are invited to Jerri's Life Celebration Saturday Morning 9AM to 9:50AM at St. Richard's Church 3010 South 18th Street...
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Robert "Pop" Magliano

December 24, 2016

Magliano Robert "Pop" December 24, 2016. Loving husband of the late Shirley(nee Jones). Father of Louis (Eileen)Schwarz, and the late Susan McArdle. Father in law of John McArdle. Pop of John Beacher, William(Christina) Schwarz,Tara Blair, and Michael(Dana) Stieffenhofer. Great Grandfather of Jack Schwarz. Relatives and friends are invited to Pop's Life celebration Friday 8:45 AM to 9:50AM at...
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Ronald James Lavin, III

December 8, 2016

LAVIN, Ronald James, III, 31, on December 8, 2016. Dearest husband of Krystina (Keebler) Lavin and beloved son of Naomi and Ronald Lavin, Jr. Ronald is also survived by his sons Sean Patrick Lavin, Chase Lavin and his stepchildren, Kaylin Keebler and Justyn Kress, as well as his aunts, uncles and grandparents. Family and friends are invited to Ronald's Life Celebration Thursday, December 15...
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Rix Sharon McArthur

August 15, 1958 - December 3, 2016

Mrs. Rix Sharon McArthur, known to everyone as Sharon, was born on August 15, 1958 to Lorraine Breedy and Edward Holder in Georgetown, Guyana. She was the fourth sibling of seven: brothers Bertram, Orin, and Wayne Breedy, and sisters Joan, Sonia, and Jean. She was the mother of Tanisha McArthur Reid, Sherwin McArthur, and Oscar McArthur. Grandmother of Shanisha, Osceia, Olivia, Sherwin...
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Francis J. Maguire

December 2, 2016

Maguire, Francis J., 84, on December 2, 2016, husband of the late Irene Maguire. Mr. Maguire was predeceased by his ton Timothy and his daughter Kelly Ann. He is survived by his son Patrick, his daughter Colleen and his grandchildren, Danielle, Gabriel and Joseph. Mr. Maguire had been a corporal in the United States Army and after his service had worked for the National Park Service at...
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John F.X. Swoyer, Jr.

November 25, 2016

Swoyer, John F X Jr., 61, beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, son-in-law, and friend, passed away Friday, November 25, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Anne (nee) Conahan, and their three sons, John (Cheryl), Joe (Kim), and Mike (Kali). He is also survived by his four grandchildren, LJ, Olivia, Owen, and Fiona, as well as many relatives and friends. Relatives and...
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Jerome A. Barnes

November 15, 2016

Barnes Jerome A. on November 15, 2016 age 56. Life Celebration Services will be held Tuesday November 22, 2016 starting at 9AM to 11AM at the Geitner Givnish Life Celebration Home. Life Celebration service will begin at 11AM. Interment will follow at Ivy Hill Cemetery.
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Allen Francis Bandura

November 15, 2016

Allen Francis Bandura, 50 years of Philadelphia passed away on November 15, 2016. Loving father of Juliana and Ryan Bandura. Dear son of Stanley R. and Sandra M. Lawser Bandura. Brother of Raymond S. (Terri) Bandura and John M. Bandura. Allen enjoyed being a father and family gatherings. Relatives and friends are invited to Allen's Life Celebration Saturday, November 19, 2016, 9-11AM at...
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Curtis Jerome Lee "Big Worm"

May 27, 1974 - October 18, 2016

Curtis Jerome Lee "Big Worm" was born May 27, 1974 in Abington Pennsylvania to Douglas Lee and Kim Pinkett-Stitt. "Curt" was raised in the loving arms of his grandparents Napoleon "Big Daddy" and Edith "Me-Mom" Pinkett who proceeded him in death. During his formative years "Curt" attended Antioch Baptist Church later attending and graduating from Abington High School where he played on the...
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Margarete (Wellhoefer) Dehlinger

October 16, 2016

DEHLINGER Margarete (nee Wellhoefer) passed away on October 16, 2016 age 98. Wife of the late Gustav. Loving mother of Gertrude(John)Miller, and Gary(Barbara)Dehlinger. Grandmother of Carol(Richard)Kirschner, Catherine(John)MacLaren, and Margarete(Michael)Connor. Oma of Richie, Jacob, Luke, Amanda, Andrew, James, David, Michelle, Johnny, and Joshua. Also survived by nieces and nephews that...
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Lawrence K. Jones

October 10, 2016

JONES Lawrence K. Jones passed away on October 10th 2016 at the age of 68. Lawrence is survived by his loving wife Rosemary Jones (nee Faison) and six children: Michael (Shirley), Deborah (Albert), Patricia Ann (Lindell), Melvin (Linette), Israel, and David. Relatives and friends are invited to Lawrence's Life Celebration Visitation on Tuesday 10/18 at the Geitner-Givnish Life Celebration...
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Jacqueline (Vanet) Orr

September 30, 2016

ORR Jacqueline (nee Vanet), on Sept. 30, 2016, age 82. Beloved wife of the late Andrew R., loving mother of the late Andrew R. Orr, Jr., dear sister of Marlene Grcywinski (the late Raymond), Gail Fesnak(Robert), Denise Corson(Bruce), the late Elaine Schmidt(her surviving spouse Bernard), also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to Jacqueline's Life...
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Eleanor DelGrande

September 28, 2016

DelGrande Eleanor September 28,2016 age 74. Amazing mother of Brian(Lee Ann)DelGrande . Grandmother of Uriah, Gracie, and Samuel. Companion of 25 years to John Durkin. Eleanor was an amazing cook who loved to take day trips. Relatives and friends are invited to Eleanor's Life Celebration Tuesday morning 9AM at the Geitner Givnish Life Celebration Home 5th Street at Chelten Avenue. ...
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Herman K. Gauss

September 26, 2016

GAUSS Herman K. September 26, 2016 age 85. Loving husband of Dorothy A. (nee Kugler). Devoted father of Paul, Robert(Denise)Gauss, Carol(Sean)Hodges, and Thomas(Elizabeth)Gauss. Pop-Pop of Rachael, Danielle, Thomas, Amanda, and Matthew. Relatives and friends are invited to Herman's Life Celebration Friday 10AM to 11:20AM at St. Helena's Church(Upper Church) 6161 N. 5th Street Phila. PA...
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