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Joseph W. Perry Sr Born: June 4, 1927 Passed: May 7, 2020

Written by Tim Perry

Have known day would come. My Dad passed this afternoon. Joseph W. Perry Sr. He had tested positive for the virus the other day. He went in the company of some of my immediate family, and was not alone.

My friends know I seldom post personal thoughts on here, but I have to tell you about my Dad.

He was 93 years old. 93, Good Lord. He had a sister, Marie, who he loved dearly and she loved him. He had out lived two wives, my Mom Barbara and my step-mom Delores. (My Mom and Dolores were best friends that made for some playful rumors after he married Delores). He had two sons, and a daughter (Joe and Barbara). Also, had three step-children, David, Missy and Frank Piver, who were like blood relatives to him and me. He a few step grand-kids he adored to. And, he had nieces and nephews he was proud of as well.

Richard T. Conners, 73, resident of LaFontaine, IN passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 6, 2021.

Richard was born in Philadelphia and joined the United States Airforce in 1967 eventually earning the rank of Chief Master Sergeant after 28 years of service. A simple man, Rich mostly enjoyed being at home reading books, listening to music, and hanging out with friends and family.

Richard was the beloved husband of Virginia Conners (nee Hamilton); loving father to Patrick Conners (Natalie), Kelly Conners, Christopher Conners (Elizabeth); proud grandfather to Lauren and Kayla Conners; Owen and Olivia Conners. He is also survived by his sister Susan Boddy, extended family members and friends who will all miss him dearly.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Saturday October 16, 2021 at John F. Fluehr & Sons 3301 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19149 from 10-12pm. A service will take place beginning at 12pm; interment to be held privately by the family at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

John Charles Cahall, 21, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, October 6, 2021.

J.C. was the beloved son of (late) Charles C. Cahall and Jennifer Martinelli (nee Madsen) (Dominic); caring brother of Ryan, Danny, Marlee, and Georgia; grandson of Charles and Rita Cahall, John and Karen Madsen. He is also survived by his aunts Kim Schwartz, Julie Madsen, and uncles John Madsen (Kelly); Sam Martinelli (Kelly); many cousins, extended family members, and friends who will all miss him dearly.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Monday October 11, 2021 at John F. Fluehr & Sons 3301 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19149 from 7-8pm. A service will take place beginning at 8pm; interment to be held privately by the family.

Meta D’Adderio, 97, a longtime resident of Mayfair, was born in Bochum, Germany. At age 5, she immigrated to Philadelphia with her parents, Meta and August Palow, and sister Hildegard.  A proud alumna of Girls High School and Moore College of Art, Meta was an illustrator and enjoyed working as a sales associate at John Wanamaker for many years. She was married to (late) Michael D’Adderio, Sr. and is survived by her son, Michael D’Adderio, Jr. of NE Phila. Her daughter Susan D’Adderio died tragically in 1993. Meta was a gifted artist and calligrapher, a lover of animals, an arts and crafts enthusiast, and a former cub scouts den mother. She was proud of her German heritage and continued German language studies into adulthood.  Meta died peacefully at Paul’s Run Retirement Community where she was lovingly cared for and where her mother spent her final days, years before.  She will be remembered for her kindness, her generosity, and her gentle spirit, as well as the many crafts and gifts she bestowed on all who entered her home. Services will be held privately for Meta D’Adderio.

Margaret M. Pfaff, 95, longtime resident of Mayfair, passed away peacefully on Monday October 4, 2021.

Margaret was predeceased by her parents Mary (nee Edwards) and Charles Pfaff; siblings Marion, Nan, William, and Charles Pfaff. She is survived by Jeanne Pfaff (Jim Neilson), Mary Ruffine (Anthony), and Kathleen Lowe; her cousin Dorothy Ann Hines, longtime friends John and Linda Reichert.

Relatives and friends are asked to attend her viewing on Monday, October 11, 2021 at St. Matthew Church 3000 Cottman Ave., Phila, PA 19149 from 9:15-10:15am. A funeral mass will follow starting at 10:30am; interment to take place at St. Dominic’s Cemetery.

Sharon Keen (nee Seal), 57, lifelong resident of Mayfair, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 with her family by her side.

Sharon Keen was a graduate of St. Matthew Grade School, and the 1982 class of St. Hubert’s Catholic High School. In 1988, she graduated from Holy Family College with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and went on to earn her license as a RN. Sharon worked for 28 years at Fox Chase Cancer Center before her retirement. She enjoyed spending time at the beach, and traveling to different shore points. Her most cherished memories are those made at her summer home outside of Sea Isle City, in Holly Lake. Many would say that Sharon was a mother to everyone in her life and she will be dearly missed by all.

Mary T. Kudgis (nee Kelly), 85, longtime resident of Mayfair, passed away peacefully on Monday September 27, 2021.

Mary was the beloved mother of Theresa Lare (Mark) and Len Kudgis (Shayna); loving grandmother of Zachary (Hannah), Noah, Austin, and Hannah Lare; Tim, Hope, Chase, and Cole Kudgis. She was predeceased by her husband of over 40 years, Leonard Kudgis; and her siblings Marian Grove & Len Kelly.

Relatives and friends are asked to attend her viewing on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at St. Bernard Church 7341 Cottage St., Phila, PA 19136 from 9-10am. Following her viewing a funeral mass will begin at 10am; interment to follow at St. Dominic Cemetery.

Smyth, Lawrence “Larry” Matthew, Passed away peacefully on Wednesday September 22, 2021, at the age of 75.

He is survived by his children, Tracey (William) Noble Jr, Christina Smyth, and Scott (Annabelle) Smyth; grandchildren Evan Smyth, Victoria and Vivian Noble, the mother of his children Suzanne (nee Campbell) Smyth, girlfriend Dixie Daniels and his grand-dog Boomer.  In addition, Larry is survived by siblings, Joseph, Robert (Lori), Dennis (Regina), Rosanne Danson, David (Mary), William (late Angela) and Mary (late Donald) Stewart.  He was preceded in death by his brother Charles (Janice) Smyth.  Survived by many nephews and nieces.

 Mitchell K. Ignarski, 58, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 14th, 2021.

Mitch K. Ignarski was the beloved son of Mitchell C. and Elaine B. and was a loving Brother to Matthew J. (Jenny), Karen White (Christopher), and Uncle to Gabrielle, Jonathan, and Kiersten.  He is also survived by many, close friends .

Mitch was a graduate of: Father Judge HS, Class of 1980, 3301 Solly Ave., Philadelphia, PA., and La Salle University, Class of 1984, 1900 West Olney Ave. Philadelphia, PA.  He utilized the knowledge from a BS degree in Business Management to go into business for himself over 37 years.

Mitch loved to play sports, especially Baseball and Basketball. Growing up in Little League, with the Holy Terrors, Mitch was often voted MVP of his baseball team.  In later years, he continued to play regularly with friends in Basketball and Softball.

Michael John Horgan, 46, longtime resident of Mayfair, passed away suddenly on Wednesday September 15, 2021.

Beloved son of Frances (nee Moshinski) and Michael J. Horgan; loving brother of Patrick and Matthew Horgan; loving partner of Cheyenne Brown and caring Pop-Pop of Azeria. He is also survived by his grandmothers Amelia Horgan and Bernice Moshinski; his beloved nieces Alexa Horgan and Victoria May; many aunts, uncles, and cousins, who will all miss him dearly.


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