Blair Francis Wertz

Blair Francis Wertz age 71, of Philadelphia, PA passed away on February 22, 2024.

Blair was born on January 22, 1953 to the late Mary and Harry Wertz of Philadelphia, PA. Blair is survived by the love of his life, Sandy Dwyer and his children Danielle Hanko, Nicole Wertz, Travis Grimes and Billy Dwyer. Grandfather “Crazy Poppy” of Darius Hanko, Sienna Doherty, Travis Grimes and Tiara Grimes. Loving brother of Geary Wertz, Craig Wertz, Janel Wertz, Gayle Chatelain and the late Duane Wertz. Adored by his nieces, nephews and their extended families.

Blair was a hardworking man, who even after retirement couldn’t stand sitting around. At the age of 70 went out and obtained a job that he absolutely loved, gaining new friends along the way in his fellow coworkers. He was a Certified Flagger for Wright of PA contracting.

Blair will always be remembered for his kind personality, sense of humor and easy smile. We couldn’t of asked for a better person in the world to have a plethora of stories to share about with whoever will listen. He was a huge Phillies and Eagles fan and will be missed every day. His memory will live on in the hearts of all those who loved him.

Relatives and friends are invited to his Visitation Tuesday, February 27, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Followed by his Funeral Service at 6:00pm at John F. Fluehr & Sons, Inc Funeral Home , 3301 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19149. There will be a private gathering after the service for family.

Jose Antonio Reyes Benitez

Jose Antonio Reyes Benitez Nació Junio 21,1938 en Santurce San juan Puerto Rico,
era conocido como una persona muy amigable, alegre.
Le gustaba la salsa, cantar, bailar, el beisbol, su equipo favorito eran los Yankee de NY. Durante su juventud vivió muchos años en el estado de New York, luego volvió a su país natal a la ciudad de Bayamón PR.

Era padre de cinco hijos, cuatro mujeres y un varón.
Un hombre encantador y trabajador. Trabajo en el Hospital De Centro Medico en el area de servicios. Jose era muy querido por todos sus amigos y compañeros.

En el 2016 se mudo junto a su ultima esposa Francisca Beriguete Reyes a la ciudad de Philadelphia PA. Donde vivió sus últimos años hasta el Día de su partida el  Febrero 20, 2024. Partió tranquilo en paz juntos a sus familiares mas cercanos. Su familia lo recordaran para siempre, We love you Jose Reyes rest in peace. “ PICALO GALLO” .                                                                                           This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Barbara A. LoPresti

November 20, 1935 - February 16, 2024

Barbara A. LoPresti of Philadelphia passed away on Friday the 16th of February 2024 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife to Russell A. LoPresti (predeceased) for 49 years. Barbara is survived by her children Laura L. Davis (William Kelly), Valerie J. Deeks (Joseph Rechichi) and Russell W. LoPresti (Candice Apperson - spouse) along with her grandchildren Charles R. Davis, Brian M. Davis, Courtney R. Deeks and William A. LoPresti. Barbara is also survived by her sister Helen J. Baghdassarian and predeceased by her sister Joan M. Bendis.

Born Barbara Ann Bendis in Indiana, Pennsylvania to the late William V. and Mary A. (Wislocki) Bendis. Many fond memories of her youth in this coal mining town were central to her life values. She attended Elders Ridge High School and enjoyed piano playing, dancing, singing in the choir, ice skating and theatre.

Barbara came to Philadelphia in the mid 1950s and worked for Household Finance. This is where she met the love of her life Russell A. LoPresti. The two were a wonderful compliment to each other – both with strong character, personalities and an affinity for their family, who were the central point of her life. While her children were young she worked as a volunteer for Saint Matthew’s School. She then worked for the Federal Government for the 1980 Census Bureau and then as a secretary for the U.S. Department of the Navy for many years, retiring in 1996 to spend more time with her adored grandchildren and enjoy life.

Richard Francis Alley

With heavy hearts, we bid farewell to Richard Francis Alley age 65, who passed away peacefully on Monday February 12, 2024 . Ricky was a true Philadelphian through and through, with an unwavering passion for sports, Snoopy, and collecting sports memorabilia.

Born and raised in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, Ricky's love for his city and its sports teams, especially the Phillies, was evident to all who knew him. He could often be found cheering on his beloved teams or engaging in lively debates about their latest victories and defeats.

Beyond his love for sports, Ricky had a soft spot for his canine companion, Bonnie, whom he cherished taking on long walks through the streets of Mayfair, where he spent his later years.

Richard Francis Alley was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Anna Alley, and siblings Gloria, Linda, and Joseph. Richard is survived by his loving sister, Deborah Alley. He is survived by a large extended family, including nieces and nephews Gloria and Brian Hehl and their son Nicholas, Joseph and Pamela Alley and their son Philip, Megan Alley and her daughter Morgan, Kimberly Ruiz Alley and Gabe Ruiz and their son Julian and Natalie Alley, and their respective families, who will dearly miss his presence and warmth.

Among his closest confidants were his cherished 'cuz' Victoria Pace Falvey, her husband Walt, and their children Vickie and Michael, who brought him immense joy and laughter.

Ricky's larger-than-life personality, infectious laughter, and genuine kindness touched the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing him. His memory will forever be treasured by those whose lives he enriched with his presence.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend Richard's visitation Wednesday February 21, 2024 from 10:00-11:00 AM at John F. Fluehr and Sons Inc. 3301 Cottman Ave Philadelphia PA 19149. A Service will Follow at 11:00 AM. Interment to follow at Magnolia Cemetery.

Dolores R. Driscoll

DRISCOLL, Dolores R. (nee Rudolph), formerly of Mayfair and Wildwood, NJ, passed away after 86 years full of love, life and happiness, on February 11, 2024.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 48 years John W Driscoll, Daughter Nancy D. Whartnaby(Bob), her Granddaughter Victoria Kucowski and brother David “Bus” Rudolph (Jean). Devoted mother of John W. Jr. (Tracey), James L. (Barbara), David M. (Lisa) and Michael P. Driscoll, loving grandmother of Kristen (Dave), Katelyn (Dan), Lori (Bob), James, (Alayna), David, Jr. (Jacqui), Patrick (Bridget), Molly and great grandchildren Ryan, Logan, Jackson, Makenzie, Harrison, Connor and Jack. Also survived by her sister Dorothy Knowles (Ernie) and sister in law Claire Roschetz (Bill).

Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing 9:15AM to 10:15AM, with a 10:30AM Mass to follow on Monday February 19, 2024, at Saint Matthew’s Church, 3000 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dolores' memory may be made to:

Bacharach Foundation
61 West Jimmy Leeds rd
Pomona, NJ 08240
“Spinal Cord Injury Group" (In memo)

Sharon Morris

Sharon Morris of Newtonville, NJ passed away on February 9, 2024, at the age of 61. She is survived by her spouse of 26 years, Faith Bockol and beloved dog Frankie Grace and cat Oreo cookie. Neither of them imagined they would find their life partner on a blind date set up by Frank Talley and Adele Montecalvo.

She is also survived by her brother Jim (Paula) Brophy, sisters Roe Marrero, Gina (Nick) Ferret, and Nichole (Mark) DiTizio. She is predeceased by her mother Rita Morris, father Edward Morris, brothers Joe and Edward Morris, and sister Diana Morris. Cherished aunt of many nieces and nephews as well as great-nieces and great-nephews that she was very proud of and loved very much.
Sharon had a large chosen family which included Killian, Helen, Annette, Peggy, Pam, Norm, Tracy, Laz, Terri, and countless others as Sharon did not know any strangers. She could sit down at any bar/restaurant/party and make new friends within minutes. She always enjoyed her Tito’s, a dark local brew, and wine as well as THC.

Over the years Sharon and Faith have provided an amazing home to many dogs and cats, many of whom they rescued and lovingly nursed back to health, even bottle feeding several in their young lives. Two of their beloved pets Cuddles and Scoobydoo who recently crossed over the rainbow bridge are now reunited with Mommy Sharon.

Sharon worked for over 25 years at the Plaza Casino in Atlantic City and made countless friends. She was an avid animal lover, reader, and devoted sports fan, especially the Eagles, Sixers and Villanova Wildcats. She loved painting, gardening and riding her motorcycle. She enjoyed hanging out in her backyard under the pavilion and floating in the pool. She frequented the beach both Brigantine and AC as much as possible with friends and family.

All are welcome to attend Sharon's celebration and share your favorite memory 11:00 AM Saturday, February 17, 2024, at John F. Fluehr and Sons Inc. 3301 Cottman Ave, Philadelphia PA 19149, where Faith will receive guests after 10:00 AM. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Heart Association, the Morris Animal Refuge in Philadelphia or the Lung Cancer Research Foundation

Catherine T. Lynd

Catherine T. Lynd passed away on February 7, 2024 at the age of 94.
She was a proud member of  Little Flower High School Class of 1948.
Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing Tuesday, February 13, 2024 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am
followed by her 10:00 am Mass at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 8100 Colfax street, Philadelphia, PA 19136.
Interment will take place at St. Dominic Cemetery,

Sister Jennie Catanese, MSBT

Sister Jennie Catanese, Missionary Servant of the Most Blessed Trinity, native of Brooklyn, NY died on February 7, 2024. The Wake will take place at Blessed Trinity Motherhouse on Sunday, February 11, 2024 at 3:30 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at the Motherhouse Chapel on Monday, February 12, 2024 at 9:15 AM followed by burial at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Sister Mary Shaun Dunphy, MSBT

Sister Mary Shaun Dunphy, Missionary Servant of the Most Blessed Trinity, native of Brooklyn, NY died on January 28, 2024. The Wake will take place at Blessed Trinity Motherhouse on Friday evening, February 2, 2024 at 6:30 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at the Motherhouse Chapel on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 9:15 AM followed by burial at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Debra L. Reinert

Debra L. Reinert on January 31st, 2024 at the age of 62. Loving daughter of the late Robert and Jane Clair. Devoted wife of Wesley Reinert and the son of her heart, Raymond Reinert.

Debra is survived by her siblings, Kim Sellers (George), Wendy Hartman (Ron) and Robert Clair, Jr. and by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Services will be held privately.

John F. Fluehr & Sons, Inc.

Funeral Home Serving Families Since 1898

3301 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19149


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