Patricia A McTaggart

Patricia Ann (Berry) McTaggart, 83 died peacefully from natural causes at home on March 6, 2023.

The McTaggart family is grateful for the care and medical attention provided by the home based nurses, home caretakers and others who looked after Trish during her final days. Trish was a long time Philadelphia resident and passionate Phillies, Eagles and college basketball fan. She was born on June 4, 1939 in Philadelphia, and graduated from Frankford high school in Philadelphia. She then attended secretarial training and worked as a secretary and administrative assistant when she married her husband James who was in the Marines Corps and then the Reserves. She was a woman of great faith including supporting the Medical Mission Sisters in addition to her parish churches.

Donald  A. Horvay

On February 23, 2023 at the age of 85. 

Loving husband of the late Catherine Horvay (nee McGrane). Dear father of Eric Horvay and father in law to Cathy Horvay. Devoted brother of Joseph Horvay. Donald was predeceased by his children Donald, Edward, Michael and Daniel. Donald was also survived by many grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.

Donald was a proud graduate of St. Thomas More in West Philadelphia, Class of 1955. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Donald's viewing on Friday, March 3rd from 9-11am at John F. Fluehr Funeral Home 3301 Cottman Ave. Phila. PA. 19149. Where words of remembrance will begin at 11am. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery Bensalem, PA

Thomas Kahana

On February 21st, 2023 at the age of 66. 

Thomas was the loving son of the late Stanley and Philomena Kahana.  He was the dear husband of Dawn Kahana (nee Bender). Devoted father of Anthony Bender, Danielle Gage and Dakota Blaus. Thomas is also survived by Anthony Bender, Jr. and his 7 grandchildren. Thomas was the loving brother of Rosemarie Garczynski and her husband Mark, Michele Westfield and her husband John, Helene Kahana, Stanley E. Kahana, Jr. and his wife Louise, and David Kahana and his wife Lisa. He is also survived by many neices, nephews and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Thomas' visitation on Tuesday, February 28th at 10am location at John F. Fluehr and Sons Funeral Home 3301 Cottman Ave. Phila. PA. 19149. Where a Memorial Service will begin at 11am.

John E. Patterson

On February 18th, 2023 at the age of 80.

Loving husband of the late Marianne Patterson (nee Schubert). Dear father of John R., David B., the late Michael C. and Christopher M. Patterson. Also brother of Patricia Patterson. 

Relatives and friends are invited to John's Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday 11AM at St. Dominic's Catholic Church 8504 Frankford Ave Phila. PA. 19136 where there will be a viewing from 10-11AM. Interment private. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of US. Protect Animals | Give a Gift - The Humane Society of the United States

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

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