Paula J. Epstein

Paula J. Epstein (nee Winter) passed on September 18th, 2023 at the age of 77.

Paula was the loving husband of 45 years to Ralph Epstein and the devoted mother of Jennifer (Brandon James) and Dani Epstein. Paula is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Paula's funeral service on Thursday, September 28th at 11AM, located at John F. Fluehr and Sons Funeral Home 3301 Cottman Ave Phila. PA. 19149. Where a viewing will begin at 10AM. Paula's interment will take place at Forrest Hills Cemetery.

Loretta Mary Marcolongo (nee Hartis)

Loretta Mary Marcolongo (nee Hartis) passed peacefully at her home on September 22nd at the age of 99.

Loretta was the beloved wife of the late John and the devoted mother of Bill (the late Rita), the late John (Carol), Mary Lou Bruni (Tony), Maggie Osterman (the late Frank), Cookie Pedersen (Paul), the late Louie, the late Chuckie (Patty), Millie Grieco (Joe), and the late Joey (Tami). Dear grandmother of 33, great-grandmother of 55 and great-great-grandmother of 6. Loretta is also survived by her sister-in-law Madeline Koscinski, many nieces, nephews and friends. A special thanks to Ruth, Emily and Vitas Hospice for the special care that was given to Loretta. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Loretta's Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, September 26th, 10AM, at Our Lady of Calvary Catholic Church located at 11024 Knights Rd. Phila. PA. 19154. Where a viewing will be held from 9-10am. Loretta's interment will be held at Resurrection Cemetery in Bensalem, PA. 

Grace Razzi

Grace Razzi (Wambach) was born in Philadelphia PA on June 5th, 1934 of Tuckerton, NJ. She was formerly of Ardsley, PA. She lost her battle with Alzheimer’s on September 18, 2023.

Grace was the beloved wife of the late John Razzi of Philadelphia, PA. Devoted mother of daughters Nancy ODonnell (Rick), Tracy Thorn, the late Kathleen Urmston and son Wayne Aubrey (Beth). She is survived by four stepsons, John Razzi (Nancy), Robert Razzi (Cindy), David Razzi (Leslie) and Michael Razzi. She had many grand and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She had many beloved friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Grace's viewing on Friday, September 29th from 9am-10:30am at John F. Fluehr and Sons Funeral Home, located at 3301 Cottman Ave Phila PA. 19149. Where a service will begin immediately after. Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery.

Ann Joan Morrow

Ann Joan Morrow, age 60, a resident of the Mayfair Section of Philadelphia died on September 14, 2023. She was the devoted life partner of the late Thomas Wisler for 30 years.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Paul Morrow and the late Emma Coates Morrow.

She was the beloved mother of Paul Deck, Nicole DeLange (Rick), Samantha Morrow and Jennifer Wisler (Dan); dear memom of Kayla, Paulie, Danny, Emily, Samantha, Tommy, Elyssa, Matty, and Joshua. Additionally, she is survived by her brother Jimmy; sisters: Gladys and June: nephews: Charles, John, Frankie, Michael and Donnie and nieces: Julie (Sean) Kathi, Lisa and Jill. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers; Paul and Samuel and sisters, Frannie Pauline.

Relatives and friends will be received on Saturday, September 23, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, John F. Fluehr and Sons, 3301 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19149.

Robert E. Rueter

Robert E. Rueter, age 72, passed away suddenly on September 14, 2023.  Beloved husband of Mary Ellen McCann Rueter for 51 years.  Father of Susan McGinley (Patrick), Bridget Bushnell (Jonathan) Aileen Gavin (Brian), Brendan (Elizabeth), Meghan McMahon (Brian), and God Father of David Smith (Katherine). Predeceased in death by his Infant daughter, Maureen Elizabeth Rueter.  
He was the proud grandfather of Meghan, Erin, Maeve and Patrick McGinley; Kayley, Brynn and Jack Bushnell; Lauren and Liam Gavin; Gavin, Ian and Margot Rueter; Mairead and Diarmuid McMahon who range from 20 years to 10 months old.  Uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Robert Rueter was a mosaic of unique and varied interests and talents.  He earned his Real Estate License in 1965 and his Real Estate Brokers License shortly thereafter.  His entire career was with Charles Rueter, Inc. and he was working at the time of his death.  
He truly loved and enjoyed his Children and delighted in all his 14 Grandchildren.  He was the past President of the Greater Philadelphia Multiple Listing Bureau, the past President of the Philadelphia Model A Ford Club, the former Editor of “The Klaxxon”, a Model A Automobile newsletter.  He was a lifetime member of The Antique Automobile Club of America since 1965.  He was a member of several model train organizations.
Robert’s hobbies were multiple and eclectic.  He collected antique cars, model trains, clocks, cut glass, furniture, cameras, tools and many oddities.  He loved hunting, fishing, camping, boating, traveling and all things Christmas. Robert could describe in detail every type of house in every block of Northeast Philadelphia.  His remarkable memory for people, their names, addresses, phone numbers, type of car they drove, and when they purchased their home was unmatched. His huge vegetable garden was legendary and his flower gardens were renowned.  Robert had many different groups of friends and was equally comfortable discussing model trains, antique cars, garden equipment as he was property values and Philadelphia Real Estate Law. He preferred 60’s music, The Beach Boys especially, Irish music and preferred a Guinness with rowdy Irish drinking songs.  He relished good family and good friends, good food and good parties.  He will be deeply missed and leaves a void that cannot be filled.  
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Robert's viewing, Monday, September 18th from 4pm-8pm at the John F. Fluehr and Sons Funeral Home, located at 3301 Cottman Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19149. Services will be private at the families request.
In lieu of flowers the family offers the option for donations to be made to Ancillae Assumpta Academy

Daniel Mark MacMurray

Daniel Mark MacMurray passed away the morning of September 12, 2023 at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. Daniel was the son of Dorothy Nottingham and Ronald Francis MacMurray. He is survived by his mother, Dorothy, his wife, Cynthia Alvarez, his son, Shane, his daughter, Kelsi, his step-daughter, Isabela, and many lifelong friends.

Daniel was the life of the party, a hardworking, gentle, generous and wonderful soul. Daniel was a loving son, husband and father. Daniel was a proud North Catholic High School Class of ‘81 alum, a United States Marine Corps Veteran and an honored and esteemed member of the Philadelphia Fire Department for 35 years.

Relatives, friends and members of Local 22 are invited to attend Daniel’s Celebration of Life on Thursday, November 9, 2023 at 10:30 am with visitation from 9-10:30 am at John F. Fluehr and Sons Funeral Home, 3301 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19149. Daniel's Internment with Military Honors begins promptly at 1pm on November 9, 2023 at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Rd., Newtown, PA 18940. All are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Daniel’s memory may be made to: The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 100 N 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 and/or Philadelphia Second Alarmers Association, 2900 Robert's Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19129.

Marie A. Mote (Knott)

Marie A. (Knott) Mote, 90, of Chambersburg, PA passed away Thursday, September 14, 2023 in the Chambersburg Hospital. Born October 21, 1932 in Philadelphia, PA she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Salagi) Knott.

She was a graduate of Germantown High School. Marie was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church where she was a member of the Young at Heart Club. She enjoyed volunteering at Menno Haven in many different aspects.

She is survived by three children, William Mote and his wife Catherine of Newtown, PA, Rhonda Pierce and her husband Jeffrey of Summerfield, FL, and Donna Wills and her husband Albert of Deer Lake, PA; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren as well as a set of twins on the way. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. Mote who passed away, May 26, 2011 and a sister Arelene Hottensen.

Takia E. Raneri

Takia E. Raneri, 32, of Philadelphia passed away September 07, 2023. 

Takia is survived by her beloved mother Krista Raneri-Cheeseman, father Thomas Cheeseman, sister Zeni Cheeseman (wife of Brandon Lonaberger) and fur nephew Nugget Cheeseman (her favorite Golden retriever).

Family and friend are invited to attend Takia"s memorial service September 16, 2023 at 2:00 PM at John F. Fluehr and Sons Inc 3301 Cottman Ave Philadelphia PA 19149 with a visitation from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM.

Ashmal Youl

Ashmal Youl, passed away on September 6th, 2023 at the age of 61.

He was the brother of Asif Youl (Naheed), Milcha Hawell (Phillip), and the late Ashar Youl. Ashmal will be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Family and friends are invited to attend Ashmal's viewing on Saturday, September 16th from 9am-10am, at John F. Fluehr and Sons Funeral Home 3301 Cottman Ave. Phila. PA. 19149. Followed by his funeral service at 10am. Interment Forrest Hills Cemetery.

Richard J. Hayes

Richard J. Hayes, originally from Mayfair. Passed away on September 5, 2023 at the age of 88.

Beloved husband of the late Dolores E. Hayes (nee Laege), they were married for 66 years. Richard was the devoted father of Richard H. Hayes (Debbi), Vickie Lee Loteckie (Walter), Robert Hayes (Dawn) and Thomas B. Hayes (Paula). Loving grandfather of Walter R. Loteckie, Caitlyn Hayes, Derek Loteckie, Brittany Hayes, Richie Hayes, Madison Hayes, Lindsay Hayes, Bobby Hayes and also survived by 3 great grandsons Gabriel, Castiel and Lucas.

Richard worked for the Philadelphia Inquirer for 20 years. He loved spending time with his family, especially with The boys and grandsons, hunting and fishing.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Richard's viewing on Thursday, September 14, 2023 at John F. Fluehr & Sons Funeral Home 3301 Cottman Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19149, from 10:00AM - 11:00AM, followed by his Funeral Service at 11:00A.M. Interment Lawnview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Richard’s name can be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart. 53 Glenmaura National Blvd, Suite 120, Moosic PA 18507  Hospice of the Sacred Heart (  

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