Grace B. Bucher

Grace B. Bucher (neeCianci), lifetime resident of Philadelphia, on April 8, 2023 at the age of 94.

Beloved wife of the late William E. Bucher. Preceded in death by her sister Mary. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Known to many as “Amazing Grace,” Grace was a Proud South Philadelphian & Catholic Daughter of St. Matthews. She lived life to the fullest and enjoyed traveling the world with her husband, Bill. She prayed the Rosary daily and attended Pennypack Music Festivals religiously. A long time resident of Deer Meadows Retirement Community, Grace enjoyed trips to the shore, black coffee, pound cake and greeting every visitor who came in the front door. If there was one thing that always brought Grace joy, it was to “sell”. She could sell religion to the Pope! Grace was proud to be an American, often doting full red, white and blue attire. She dressed for every occasion and danced a mummers strut whether there was music or not!

John A. Gawronski

John A. Gawronski 87, of Philadelphia and most recently of Lancaster, passed away on Monday , April 3, 2023. He was the eldest son of John J and Catherine Gawronski. He was married to his loving wife Florence (Zach) for 52 years.

John was a 1954 graduate of North Catholic High School in Philadelphia, and later earned a Bachelor degree in Business from La Salle University. John spent his career working in the trucking industry as a sales manager for Consolidated Freight and Transcon Lines.

During his retirement John enjoyed playing golf, feeding the birds, watching baseball, football and his beloved westerns. Dad loved to find new restaurants and enjoyed dining out with his family and friends. He was fond of a good Makers Mark old fashion and a nice bottle of wine.In the last year of his life he liked to pour over recipies and experiment in the kitchen. John also looked forward to vacations at the Jersey shore, sitting outside by the pool and enjoying a cocktail.

Preceding him in death were his wife Florence and his brother Edward J Gawronski.

Rita Morck

March 8, 1924 – April 3, 2023

Rita Morck, 99 years old, of Philadelphia passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving children on Monday, April 3, 2023.
She is preceded in death by her devoted husband of 55 years, Charles W. Morck Jr., her parents Agnes and Charles, brother James, and grandson Steven and his wife Mary Anne.

Rita is survived by her three children and their spouses; Rita Roth (Harry), Charles W. Morck, III, (Paulette) and Mary Morck. She is also survived by 4 loving grandchildren and their spouses; Robin Roth, Tricia Falcone (Vincent), Christy Gayton (Buddy), and Amy Thomas (late Aaron) and her 11 great grandchildren: Riley, Delaney, Connor, Kendall, Jordan, Gavin, Noel, Kyle, Danny, Hunter and Haylie.

Rita’s greatest treasure was her family, who brought her so much joy and happiness throughout her life. She grew up and was very close with her cousin Dolores and her children Lori, Wayne, Joan, Betty Ann and Steven. She loved spending time with her daughter’s Rita and Mary watching tv, going to church and out to dinner on Saturday nights. She spent time with Charlie at family parties and loved spending time on the weekends with her grandchildren and great grandchildren creating cherished memories and continuing the family traditions. She will always be remembered as “Granny” by her grandchildren.

Kathleen Dillon

Kathleen Dillon on April 1st, 2023 at the age of 88.

Daughter of the late John and Catherine Dillon. Kathleen was predeceased by her siblings John Dillon, Sister Marion Dillon, James Dillon and Clare McLaughlin. Kathleen will also be sadly missed by her 14 nieces and nephews
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Kathleen's Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, April 5th, 2023 at 9:45, located at St. Kilian's Roman Catholic Church, 485 Conklin St, Farmingdale, NY 11735. Interment immediately following at St. Charles and Resurrection Cemeterie

Charles "Chuck" Brion

Charles "Chuck" Brion on Wednesday, March 29th, peacefully, at the age of 59.

Chuck was the loving husband of Yvette (nee DiGuglielmo Anderson). Chuck was the devoted father of Matthew Brion (Traci), Courtney Brion, Granger Brion, Vivian Moran, Michelle Blood (Joshua), Michael St. Marie (Bridget). He will also be sadly missed by his brother Geoffrey Brion (Brenda), Richard Brion (David), Joseph Brion and Deborah Brion (John). Chuck was the dear grandfather of 13 and also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Chuck will always be remembered for his love of his Philadelphia teams and especially, his Eagles.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Chuck's visitation on Monday, April 3rd from 6pm-8pm, followed by his funeral service at 8pm.

Raymond B. Allen Jr.

Raymond B. Allen, Jr. After a long battle with cancer passed away peacefully at home on March 23, 2023.

Ray was the loving partner of Maria Dalton. Dear father of Shannon and Kristin Allen. Devoted grandfather of Mikaylah Shaw, Savanah and Briannah Ovens, Christian Allen, Liam and Kyleigh Asan. Ray is survived by his sister Rosemary Socket, nephew Jonathan Socket and niece Ellen Socket as well as many other loving relatives and friends. Ray will be missed by his furry best friend, Odin.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Ray's life on Saturday April 1, 2023 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Leneghan's Crusader Inn 7412 Frankford Ave Philadelphia PA 19136.

In Lieu of flowers donations may be made in Ray's name to the American Cancer Society. American Cancer Society | Information and Resources about for Cancer: Breast, Colon, Lung, Prostate, Skin

George R. Wheatcroft Jr.

George R. Wheatcroft Jr. On March 23rd at the age of 91.

Beloved husband of the late Madelynne S. Wheatcroft (nee Senske). Devoted father of Matthew S. Wheatcroft (Ann Marie) and Ann E. Mantegna (Michael A.). Loving grandfather of Vincent (Amanda), Jamie, and Michael (Brittini). Great grandfather of Sophia, Ann, Vincent Jr., Michael II, Gabriella Grace, and Harper Rose. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and his companion Audrey Fey.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend George's viewing March 30th from 9A.M.-10A.M. John F. Fluehr and Sons 3301 Cottman Ave. Phila. Followed by his Mass of Christian Burial 10:30A.M. St. Matthew Catholic Church 3000 Cottman Ave. Phila. Interment Holy Sepulchre.

Despena M. Fafalios

Despena M. Fafalios – Aunt Desi passed away on March 20th. Desi was 91 years old and was cared for by her loving family.

Desi was born into a large family on February 11, 1932 in Pottstown Pennsylvania. She was a loving daughter to her parents, and a protective sister and aunt to her siblings, nieces, and nephews. Despena had a love for learning and could see something done once and know how to do it herself. She loved spending time with her family, and often walked to her sister Irene’s home to spend an afternoon with her.

Going on adventures to the corner store to buy candy and trinkets for her younger family members brought her the greatest joy. She loved children and had the patience of a saint when it came to their every whim.

Aunt Desi lived with her siblings most of her life. In the early years, she lived with her mother, at her sister Penny’s house. When their mother needed more assistance, they moved to her brother, Tommy’s house, where she was cared for by Tommy’s wife, Katina the next 15 years. Once her mother passed away, she moved in with her sister, Pauline until she was unable to care for her anymore. Thereafter, Aunt Desi was in the care of a nursing home, with the assistance of her nieces and nephew. The years spent with her family were filled with joy and love. Her nieces and nephews remember her with fondness for having the biggest, most generous heart. She made quality time for everyone she loved, especially for her siblings, Anna, Pauline, Mary, John, Irene, Tommy, and Penny.

Natalie Anne Brunelli

Natalie Anne Brunelli of Cheltenham, PA sadly passed on March 19th, 2023, at the age of 24. Natalie was survived by a loving family and many friends. She was the devoted daughter of Lee Brunelli (Jennifer Palmieri) and Carey Zych (Mark). Natalie was the loving sister of Isaac Brunelli, Elliott Zych and Henry Zych and granddaughter of Leo Brunelli, Doreen Fiorillo and Marion and Robert Zinski. Natalie will also be missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Natalie was a graduate of Cheltenham High School, class of 2016. She was kind and loving young woman who adored spending time with her brothers, nieces, and nephews. She loved experiencing life through different types of cuisine and was often trying new recipes and restaurants. She had an adventurous spirit and enjoyed exploring and learning new things. Natalie and her boyfriend, Yuri, shared a love for animals including their cats, Luna and Shadow, and spending time at the zoo.

A funeral service will be held in Natalie’s honor on Friday, March 24th with a viewing from 9-11AM at John F. Fluehr and Sons Funeral Home at 3301 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. 19149. Family and friends are invited to attend. Natalie's interment will take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Cheltenham, PA.

Catherine Wagner

Wagner, Catherine (nee Ramminger) passed away peacefully on March 10, 2023 at the age of 107.

Loving wife of the late Frank J. Wagner. Devoted mother of the late Catherine Hinett and Frank Wagner. Grandmother of Kathy, Michelle and Frank (dec'd). Great-grandmother of Richard and Kaitlyn. Pre-deceased by her twin, Marie, and siblings Joe and Mildred. Mrs. Wagner was active in the Juniata Older Adult Center as well as an avid bowler at Erie Lanes.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Catherine's viewing on March 20, 2023 from 10-11 am in the Chapel at the Philadelphia Protestant Home, 6401 Martins Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19111. Prayer service at 11:00 am followed by 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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