Obituaries

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Dorothy E. McCarey (nee Malloy), 90, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 3, 2021.

Dorothy was the beloved mother of (late) Harry McCarey (Joan), Dorothy Stipa (Michael), Joseph M. McCarey, Jr. (Denise), and Colleen McCarey. She was a caring grandmother to Michael (Melissa) and Stephen McCarey; Jen Snopko (Alex), Julie Stipa; Summer Cinkutis; Kristine McCarey. Great grandmother to Peter Snopko.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Friday, December 10, 2021 at St. Matthew Church 3000 Cottman Ave., Phila, Pa 19149 from 9:15-10:15am. A funeral mass will begin at 10:30am; interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family has asked for donations to be made to St. Matthew’s Sanctuary Fund at the above address, or PSPCA by clicking on the link below:
Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (pspca.org)

Shirley N. Davis, 87, lifelong resident of Mayfair, passed away peacefully on Friday November 26, 2021.

Shirley was the beloved wife of (late) Lewis J. Davis for over 40 years; loving mother of Darius L. Graziani, Jr. (Rhonda) and Jesse Graziani (Elizabeth). She is also survived by her grandchildren Michael Graziani (Michelle), Darius J. Graziani (Kristin), and Jennifer Felker (Nick); Jess Graziani (Shanna) and Jared Graziani (Natalie); great grandchildren Luna, Belle and Kaley, Jonathan and Aiden.

Joseph F. Lodise, 96, passed away peacefully at home on Friday November 26, 2021.

Joseph was born to the late Paul and Teresa Lodise and was raised and resided in Philadelphia PA. Joseph was a proud Army Veteran of World War II. He was a generous person and a dedicated hard-working employee, who was a Local 107 Teamster and worked until he was 92 years old. He loved spending his free time with his family and will always be remembered as a jokester. He was on TV but his mom made him get off because he was scratching it. His favorite Italian dish was spaghetti and meatballs with Parmesan cheese. Joe was a diehard Philadelphia Phillies fan, loved watching old cowboy movies, playing a good game of solitaire, and vacationing in Wildwood, NJ.

Rosemary F. Watts passed on November 20th, 2021 at the age of 69.

Loving daughter of the late Oliver and Frances Watts. Dear sister of Michele (Gary) Rooney. Beloved Aunt of Amy (Bill) Ashe and Kevin (Jackie) Rooney and Great Aunt of Aidan, Nathan, Gavin and Nolan.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Rosemary's service at 2:30PM on November 28th at Wiley Mission 99 E. Main St. Marlton, NJ. 08053. A Visitation will be held from 1-2:30PM.

Marcia Anne Smith, 81, longtime resident of Elkins Park, passed away on Thursday November 18, 2021.

Marcia was predeceased by her husband Francis Joseph Smith; she is survived by her son Brian Smith (Megan); grandchildren Lola and Ella Smith; brother Julian Potok.

Marcia enjoyed trips to the Jersey shore, crabbing, Philadelphia sports, and having a good laugh. She worked as a nurse in various hospitals, and cherished her interactions with her patients and colleagues. She adored her husband Frank and loved taking road trips with him.

Services for Marica will be held privately by her family.

Walter H. Paynter, 92, longtime resident of Mayfair, passed away on Monday November 15, 2021.

Walter was the beloved husband of the late Marion Paynter (nee Chobert); loving father of Walter H. Paynter (Wanda) and Thomas Paynter (Fran); grandfather of Jason (Anna) and Salaina Paynter; Charles, Steven, and Tamara Paynter. He is also survived by 9 great grandchildren Jordan, Maya, Michelle, Ireland, Steven, Thomas, Michael, Jaxson, and David.

Services for Walter Paynter will be held privately by his family.

Robert J. Panella Sr., 88, longtime resident of Southampton, NJ and Philadelphia, PA passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 11, 2021.

Robert was the beloved husband of Katherine Panella (nee Sassaman) for 64 years; loving father of Sue Norcross, Bob Panella, Jr. (Kitty), Kathy Fletcher (Ken), Lori Cleary (Brian), Denise Kane (Jim); caring grandfather of Lauren Greeby (John); Jackie Wiley (Joe), Allison Turco, Matt Panella (Teagan), Kitty Freeman, Caitlin Panella; Sam Fletcher, and Ryan Fletcher (Brooke); Brian, Stephanie, and Danielle Cleary; Alex MacDonald (Joe), Tori, J.C., and Austin Kane. He is also survived by 10 great grandchildren Marlo, McKayla, (late) Riley, Tristan, Kaden, Logan, Nolan, Phoenix, Sean, Naomi, and Henry. His siblings Phyllis Connors (late Joe) & Joe Panella. Many extended family members and friends who will all miss him dearly

Francis E. Forsythe Jr., 58, passed away suddenly on Wednesday November 10, 2021 after a short battle with cancer.

Francis (Frank) was survived by his mother Micki Forsythe (nee Bocchinfuso) and his father Francis E. Forsythe, Sr.; children Ashley Forsythe, Jake Ruch (Erin), Chris Forsythe, and Noah Forsythe; siblings Kathy, Vincent, and Jason Forsythe; nephew Paul Rieck and niece Tricia Roush; and best friend Steven Newton.

Frank was a comedian, or so he thought- He often lit up a room with a smile and his incredible sense of humor. He enjoyed the little things in life like listening to a good vinyl record, watching a good movie, following politics, and playing video games. He spent his free time fishing and crabbing. Frank also owned his own business, TechMedic Inc. that assisted many companies with their computer and networking needs. He loved a good Phillies game and always enjoyed talking about the Philadelphia Eagles. Frank was most known for being a passionate, thoughtful, supportive softball and baseball coach for all four of his children. He will be missed by many but will not be forgotten- tasty bananas Dad.

Thomas J. Boehmke, Jr., 59, of Bensalem, Pa passed away suddenly on Monday November 8, 2021.

Thomas was the beloved son of Barbara (nee Roberts) and (late) Thomas Boehmke, Sr.; father of Thomas Boehmke, III; and grandfather of Tommy Boehmke, IV. He is also survived by his siblings Chuck Boehmke (Chris), Barbara Arena (Jody), Marybeth Boehmke, Sandy Gray, and (late) Arthur John Boehmke. Thomas was a loving friend to Angela Barchman; and will be missed by many extended family members and friends.

Alfred W. Dieterle, Jr., 72, longtime resident of Mayfair, passed away surrounded by his family on Monday November 8, 2021.

Alfred was the beloved husband of Dreda Dieterle (nee Brand) for 51 years; loving father of his 4 children Debbie, William (Christina Schmidt), Michael (Tiffany), and Steven Dieterle (Dawn); Grandfather of Alyssa McDonald (Matthew), Clarissa Dieterle, Philip Delvecchio, Jr., and Kaitlin Dieterle; Connor and Shea Dieterle; Kirsten McKenna, Arielle Zaborowski, Aiden Capobianco, Michael Dieterle, Jr., and Chloe Dieterle; Taylor Hastings, (late) Reagan Connor, Riley Dieterle, and Steven Dieterle, Jr. Al is also survived by his 10 great grandchildren Matthew, Mason, Macklin, Ava, Noah, Kylie, Brian, Brielle, Ahmeer, and Armani; his siblings Robert Dieterle (Dawn) and Nancy O’Donnell (Jack) and many extended family members and friends.


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