Joanne R. Schwartz

Joanne R. Schwartz (nee Delaney) of Middleton, Massachusetts, and formerly of Mayfair, Philadelphia, PA where she was a member of St. Matthew Parish for 87 years, passed peacefully on July 4, 2023.

Joanne was the beloved wife of Thomas J. Schwartz for 61 years and the loving mother of Mary Zarrella, M.D. (James) of Danvers, MA, Joanne Schwartz, Ph.D. of Middleton, MA, and the late Thomas J. Jr. (Heather). Joanne will be sadly missed by her sister, Sr. Maria Paula Delaney, I.H.M., her grandchildren, Ices (Joshua), Brandon, and Connor Schwartz, Julianne Zarrella, and her many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Joanne’s Mass of Christian Burial, Friday, July 14,10:30 a.m. located at St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church, 3000 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19149 where visitation will take place from 9:15-10:15 a.m. Interment will be at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joanne’s memory may be made to Save a Child's Life - Donate Now | Covenant House

Sister Anthony Therese Palchik, MSBT

Sister Anthony Therese Palchik, Missionary Servant of the Most Blessed Trinity, native of Pottsville, PA, died on July 5, 2023.

Wake will take place at Blessed Trinity Motherhouse on Tuesday evening,July 11, 2023 at 6:30 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at the Motherhouse Chapel on Wednesday ,July 12, 2023, at 9:00 AM. Burial at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Otto John Gruber

Otto John Gruber, age 64, of Philadelphia died on July 2, 2023.

Born in Philadelphia, PA he was the son of the late Otto A. Gruber and the late Francis Madden Gruber.

He is survived by his brothers; Thomas J. Gruber and his wife Gloria, Anthony H. Gruber and his wife Karen, Patrick C. Gruber and his wife Nancy, Joseph W. Gruber and his wife Casey; sister Frances M. Gorland; nieces, nephews and by his dear friends Brian Wilson, Sr., Brian Wilson, Jr, and Thomas Lafferty. He was preceded in death by his brother, Michael D. Gruber and sisters, Carol Ann Paxson and Jean Ann Jellyman.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, July 10, 2023, John F, Fluehr & Sons, 3301 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, where relatives and friends will be received from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Theodore W. Warney

Theodore W. Warney, 65, longtime resident of Northeast Philadelphia, passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2023.

Theodore loved and adored his family above everything. He dedicated his life to providing for and taking care of his wife & family. Ted was a friend to everyone. He was the most caring and selfless person and was truly admired by many. His passion was aviation, and he always projected his love for it every day with his career at North Philadelphia Jet center. In addition to his career Ted also enjoyed photography, music, building models, and spending time with his loved ones, especially his four grandchildren.

Anthony "A.J" McGee, Jr

Anthony J. McGee, Jr.


Age: 21 of Lafayette Hill, PA

Passed away suddenly on June 17, 2023. AJ was the cherished son of Davette (nee Shaw) and Anthony McGee, Sr.; adoring brother and best friend of Carly McGee; loving grandson of Helen Shaw and Rose and the late Bill McGee. AJ will be greatly missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

AJ attended St. Philip Neri grade school, before graduating from Plymouth Whitemarsh High School. AJ was embarking on his new career as an electrician out of IBEW local 269 where he started his career with MJF and most recently worked with Armour & Sons Electric.

AJ was very free spirited and lived to the beat of his own drum. He never had a bad day or anything other than a smile on his face for 21 years. AJ was always the life of the party and his contagious demeanor always left everyone with a smile and a good time. His personality was second to none. If you had the privilege to know AJ, then your life was surely filled with great memories, love, and laughs. The kind of laughs that make your cheeks hurt and eyes water but it’s contagious and you can’t stop.

Edward S. McFillin

Edward S. McFillin on June 25, 2023 at the age of 75.

Ed was the loving husband of Mary N. McFillin (nee Lynch) and the dear husband of the late Carol McFillin(nee Cahill). Devoted father of Kathy Lozano (Chris), Edward S. McFillin, Jr. (Lisa), Megan McFillin, Robert P. McFillin (Jennifer), Patrice N. Fee (Michael) and Melody McFillin. Ed was the loving step-father to Daniel L. Needle (Lindsay), Paul R. Needle (Amy). Dear grandfather of 20 grandchildren. Edward was the brother of James McFillin (Maureen), Francis McFillin (Anne), Michael McFillin (Nancy), Cathy Mote (Bill), Mary Gaus (Tom) and the late Roger McFillin (Chris) and Baby Margaret Mary.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Edward's Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, June 30th at 11:00AM located at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church 654 Hatboro Rd, Richboro, PA 18954. Where a viewing will be held Thursday evening from 6-8pm and again Friday morning from 9-10:30AM at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church. Interment to be held at All Saints Cemetery in Newtown, PA.

Kenneth Paul Murphy

Kenneth Paul Murphy, Sr. originally from Philadelphia, PA and recently of San Antonio, FL passed away on May 8, 2023 at the age of 73. Born on June 7, 1949 in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA to Florence White and John Murphy, Kenneth was lovingly known as Ken, Kenny or Murph by those closest to him. An identical twin, from a young age Kenny and his twin, Denny, were known for their epic practical jokes and antics. When Ken recounted a good story or joke, he often started laughing before he got to the best part causing everyone around him to belly laugh with him.

Ken would be the first to tell you that he lived a wonderful life. In 1972, Ken married his best

friend Mary Hopkins. They were a perfect team who built a beautiful family together and celebrated 50 wonderful years of marriage this past November. Ken was his family’s North Star… a steadfast point that never wavered, always reliable, with a hopeful positivity that made it easier to navigate life’s roughest waters. His words were always genuine and from the heart. No matter how dark a moment might seem, he found the light and the hope in it, inspiring others to do the same.

A quiet, humble guy, with a twinkle in his eye, Ken was the ultimate gentleman. He was always available and never too busy to listen, lend a hand, sit with you to catch up and enjoy a hot coffee, cold beer or iced tea, and offer positive words of encouragement. He was wise beyond his schooling - master historian, architectural guru, firefighter and mechanic - always reading and learning.

Ken was a proud American who was drafted into the US Army and served in active combat zones during the Vietnam War for which he was awarded a Purple Heart. He had a deep love for his country and proudly displayed his American flags for every patriotic holiday. He was active with his local VA, attended weekly meetings with fellow combat veterans, many who became dear friends.

Nicholas D. Kroesche

Nicholas Daniel Kroesche, age 39, passed away on June 8, 2023. He was born on February 18, 1984. He was the son of Sandra Biedrzycki and Ronald and Victoria Kroesche.

He will always be remembered for his disarming good looks and bright smile. His family shared so many joyful times with Nick over the years that will be held close to their hearts forever.

He is survived by his siblings Trey Biedrzycki, Danielle and Devon Kroesche and his children Nicholas, Lucas and Nina Kroesche.

A memorial service will be announced at a later time.

Donations in his memory can be made to the Recovery Scholarship Foundation of the Recovery Centers of America (RCA) at 2201 Renaissance Blvd. 3rd Floor, King of Prussia, PA 19406, attention Melissa Siegfried.

Beatrice A. Seybold (nee Brost)

Peacefully on June 9th, 2023 at the age of 94. Daughter of the late Anna E. (nee Albert) and Hiram C. Brost.

Bea was the loving wife to the late Frederick Seybold and the devoted mother of Karen Marquardt (Robert), Kathryn McGee (James), the late Constance A. McGinley (Patrick), and the late Carole White (late Jack White). Bea was also survived by her loving grandchildren, Frank Rea, Patrick McGinley, Jaclyn Wheeler, Laura Kress, Brian Marquardt, Sean McGinley, Jonathan White, Christina White, Ashley White, William White and her great grandchild Gabrielle Wheeler. Bea will also be sadly missed by her Cedarview family.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Bea's Mass of Christian Burial, Thursday June 15th, 10:30AM located at St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church 535 Rhawn St. Phila. PA. 19111. Where a visitation will take place from 9:30-10:30AM. Interment will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In memory of Bea (Beatsie), please say a Hail Mary and think of her whenever you see a sunrise or a sunset.

Mario Sofia

Mario Sofia, a man of extraordinary integrity, deeply held family values and a hero to his family, shattered their hearts when he passed away in the early evening of June 6, 2023. He is now reunited with his wife Mary (Pizzo), the woman he loved with his entire being.

He was the son of James Sofia and Ida Milicci Sofia and brother of Joseph Sofia who preceded him in death.

He is survived by his pride and joys, his 3 sons: Paul Sofia (Linda), Joseph Sofia (Lisa), Christopher Sofia (Maria). Mario could not love his grandchildren: Christopher (Desiree), Jeffrey (Heather), Michael (Kendal), Vincent (Lauren), Philip, Nicole (Adam), Louis (Julie), Nicholas (Stephanie), Samantha and Joseph any more than he did. His great-grandchildren: Mikayla, Nathaniel, Teddi-Lynn, Paul, Gianna, Olivia, Mathew, Mario, Natalia, Jacob, Nicholas, Sonny, Logan and Mia were the apples of his eye.

Mario was instantly loved by all who knew him. He was generous, incredibly intelligent, patient and funny. His legacy is the family him and Mary started with 3 little boys that grew over the years to his delight. Mario loved family Sunday pasta dinners. Our family will never be the same without him here with us. We are comforted knowing both he and Mary will be forever watching over us until we meet again.

John F. Fluehr & Sons, Inc.

Funeral Home Serving Families Since 1898

3301 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19149


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