Amy L. McDevitt

On February 11th, 2023 at the age of 35.

Dear daughter of Thomas and Diane McDevitt. Loving mother of Kevin Mayoros, Jada Davis, Anthony McDevitt and Nicholas Mathes. Sister of Kimberly McDevitt, John McDevitt (Lisa) and Megan McDevitt. Amy is also survived by 12 nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Amy was predeacesed by her grandparents, Arthur and Dolores Ucci and Walter and Rita McDevitt. 

Services will be held privately.

Patricia D. Bendzynski (nee Neville)

Patricia D. Bendzynski, daughter of Thomas and Sophie Neville, died peacefully on February 14, 2023.

Pat was a lifelong resident of Mayfair/Holmesburg and parishioner of St. Dominic’s Roman Catholic Church.

She is survived by her two sons Donald Trost (Dianne) and Guy Trost; her nephew William Patterson III, her granddaughter Kerri McBride and her step grandson Douglas Esham along with several other nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, her first and second husband Donald Trost and Leo Bendzynski, respectively; siblings Thomas Neville, Edmund Neville and Constance Patterson; brother-in-law William Patterson and sister-in-law Joan Neville.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Patricia’s Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday February 21st at 10am at St. Dominic’s Roman Catholic Church located at 8504 Frankford Ave. Phila. PA. 19136. Where a viewing will be held from 9am-10am. Interment will be held at Resurrection Cemetery in Bensalem, PA.

Thomas C. Wermuth

Thomas C. Wermuth (age 84), beloved husband of Vivian Wermuth (nee Giordano) for 58 loving years, passed away peacefully on February 13th, 2023.

He was born & lived in Philadelphia (Fairhill Section) & resided most of this adult life in Mayfair as a member of St Matthews Parish in Northeast Philadelphia.

Growing up, he lived on N. Lawrence Street, but he hung out at 5th & Lehigh and graduated from Saint Bonaventure Grade School. He was a graduate of Roman Catholic High School (Class of 1956).

Tom was the beloved son of the late William (Bill) and the late Anna (nee Leszl) Wermuth and the brother to Marie (Edward), the late Jack (Judy) and Richard (Suzanne).

He was drafted in 1961 into the US Army and served with the 24th Infantry Division in Germany due to the Berlin Crisis, which ultimately led to the construction of the Berlin Wall. He served on active duty until 1963 and in the US Army reserves until 1967. He was very proud of his time in the service.

Tom spent most of his working career with Penn Mutual Life Insurance in Computer Operations, until an unexpected career change occurred, and he ended up working for the Internal Revenue Service. It was with the IRS that he remained until his retirement.

Luftar Mukaj

On February 11, 2023 at the age of 79. Husband of Haire Mukaj. Father of Dashamir Mukaj (Hena), Admir Mukaj and Eduard Mukaj.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing Sunday, February 19th from 4-6PM at John F. Fluehr and Sons Funeral Home located at 3301 Cottman Avenue, Phila. PA. 19149

Jean B. Bradley (nee Dahme)

On February 8th, 2023 at the age of 85. Jean was the loving wife of the late Peter J. Bradley.

Devoted mother of Maureen Bradley, Kathleen Hegarty (Sean) and the late John Bradley. Loving Granny to Robert Heinrich, Christopher Heinrich, Matthew Heinrich, Sean Hegarty, Brian Hegarty, Patrick Hegarty and Alexandria Lewandowski. Also, a dear great granny to 8. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Jean's Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, February 15th, at 10:30 AM located at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, 212 Welsh Rd. Huntingdon Valley, PA. 19006. Where a visitation will take place at 9:30 AM. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to to Little Flower High School for Girls at Little Flower High School - Acceptiva or please mail a check to Sister Joan M. Ames, IHM, Director of Advancement, Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls, 1000 West Lycoming Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140

Francis "Frank" L. Heying

Francis (Frank) L. Heying, 79, former Director of Operations at Temple University’s School of Communications and Theater, and a Vietnam era veteran, died on February 5, 2023.

Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1943, the grandson of German and Irish emigres, the eldest of 5 siblings, he attended Philadelphia parochial schools and graduated from Roman Catholic High School in 1961. After two years as a part-time student and an employee at Hadley Jewelers, in 1963 he joined the Air Force and attained the rank of a Senior Airman level 4, with a high level security role running the film lab and handling military films during the Vietnam War. Stationed in Hollywood, CA, he served until 1967, followed by a stint in the Reserves, and two years in the Hollywood film industry.

In 1969 he moved to Philadelphia to become the manager of a professional film laboratory that supported National Football League Films. In 1970 Temple University engaged him to set up and operate a film lab there, which he did while he completed his BS in Communications, which he received in 1975. He remained at Temple University with increasing levels of responsibility to become Director of Operations at the School of Communications and Theater. For decades he taught film editing and mentored many film students who went on to success in directing, film editing, broadcasting, advertising, and media, some even winning Oscar and Emmy Awards. He managed Temple’s Tomlinson and Annenberg Halls, and received an FCC license to set up Temple’s radio station, WRTI

Mary Frances “Fran” Walsh

Mary Frances “Fran” Walsh, age 70, a long-time resident of the Mayfair Section of Philadelphia died on February 4, 2023. She was the wife of the late Donald F. Walsh and mother of the late Shawn Walsh.

Born in Philadelphia, PA on April 14, 1952, Fran was the daughter of the late Charles F. Boyst and the late Anna Halbach Boyst.

Fran was a devoted wife, homemaker, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Shaun McCormick; grandsons: Shane McCormick and Chase McCormick and by her brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Rita Boyst.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, St. Bernard Roman Catholic Church, 7431 Cottage Street, Philadelphia, where relatives and friends will be received from 9:00 AM until the time of mass. Interment will be in Washington Crossing National Cemetery.

Patricia Ann DeLaurentis

Patricia Ann DeLaurentis, age 57, a resident of Levittown, PA, died on February 1, 2023.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence Anthony DeLaurentis and the late Anna May Donahue.

Pat attended Northeast High School and Our Lady of Confidence Day School. She was employed as a Specialty Worker at Path Vocational Workshop. Patricia was a member of Resurrection of Our Lord Church.

Pat enjoyed bowling at Thunderbird Lanes with Spin Community & Fitness. She had a true love of 70’s and 80’s Pop Music following Barry Manilow, Dolly Parton and many of the Boy Bands. She was a true Philly Sports Fan who cheered on the Eagles and especially her Phillies.

She is survived by her four brothers and their spouses: Bill and Rita DeLaurentis, Larry DeLaurentis and Tom Cieslinski, Anthony and Fran DeLaurentis and Jim and Donna DeLaurentis. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews: Chris DeLaurentis, Caitlin DeLaurentis, Clare DeLaurentis and Brian DeLaurentis.

Relatives and friends will be received from 10:00 AM on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at Resurrection of Our Lord Church, 2000 Shelmire Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, immediately followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Our Lady of Confidence Day School, 314 Easton Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090.

Donald John Small

Donald John Small, age 84, a resident of the Rhawnhurst section of Philadelphia, PA, died on February 1, 2023. He was the beloved husband of Doris Marie Brinkman Small.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late John Small and the late Clara Mawhinney.

After high school, Donald served in the United States Army, where he was stationed in Germany. He was honorably discharged in 1964 with the rank of SP4.

Donald was employed as a plumber for the Philadelphia School District for nearly 38 years, from where he retired.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons and their spouses: Scott A. and Jennifer Small, and David S. and Danyale Small, and by his three grandsons: Matthew Kaplan-Small, Austin Small and Cameron Small.

Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, February 6, 2023, John F. Fluehr & Sons, 3301 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, where relatives and friends will be received from 10:00 until the time of the service. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Disabled American Veterans (DAV), P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 DAV : Disabled American Veterans Charity - FIND, DONATE, JOIN and VOLUNTEER.

Sister Margaret Mary "Peggy" Cosgrove MSBT

Sister Margaret Mary (Peggy) Cosgrove, Missionary Servant of the Most Blessed Trinity, native of Bayonne, NJ died on January 27, 2023. Wake will take place at Blessed Trinity Motherhouse on Thursday evening, February 2, 2023 at 6:30 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at the Motherhouse Chapel on Friday, February 3, 2023, at 9:30 AM. Burial at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

John F. Fluehr & Sons, Inc.

Funeral Home Serving Families Since 1898

3301 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19149


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