Obituaries

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Barbara E. Nacke (nee Dietrich) of Academy Gardens passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2020, in the comfort of her home at the age of 78.

Beloved wife of the late Joseph H. Nacke. Devoted mother of Barbara "Bonnie" Bossert  (Bill Du Boe) and Ronald Marano (Trista). Loving grandmom of Heather Janiczek, Jennifer Janiczek (Mike) and Michael Janiczek. Dear nana of Damien, Gavin, Vanessa, Autumn and Anthony. Sister of Michael Dietrich (Nancy). She will be greatly missed by her dog JoJo.

Mary Elizabeth Costigan passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 after a brief illness at the age of 71.

Born on August 7, 1948, Mary was the beloved daughter of the late William Costigan, Jr. and Mary Margaret Costigan (nee Murphy). She is the devoted sister of Catherine Claire Carsley (the late John). Loving aunt to her nieces and nephews: Cathy, Marie, Margaret, Ann, John and Michael.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Viewing and Funeral Monday, January 20, 2020 9:00 AM St. Bernard Church (Cottage St. and Bleigh Ave Philadelphia PA 19136) followed by her Funeral Mass 10:00 AM. Rite of Committal St. Dominic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary's memory may be sent to the Convent of Divine Love 2212 Green Street Philadelphia PA 19130 or to St. Bernard Church.

Rita G. Carfagno, (nee LaViola) of Mayfair passed away on Monday January 13, 2020 after a brief illness at the age of 83.

Beloved wife of 56 years to the late James F. Carfagno. Devoted mother of James F. Carfagno Jr., Kenneth M. Carfagno and Lawrence T. Carfagno (Karen). Loving grandmother of Julia A., Katie M., Ethan and Callie Carfagno. Dear sister of the late Joseph LaViola.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend her Viewing and Funeral Friday January 17, 2020 9:15 - 10:15 AM at St. Matthew Church (Upper) 3000 Cottman Ave. Philadelphia PA 19149 followed by her Funeral Mass 10:30 AM. Rite of Committal Resurrections Cemetery.

Robin Lee Heilman, (nee Myers) passed away on Saturday January 11, 2020 at her residence surrounded by her entire family at the age of 64.

Beloved wife of Dale R. Heilman. Devoted mother of Justin (Aimee), Katie (Isaiah), Jason (Devon), Sally Schaible (David) Jamie (Wendy), Jarrett (Renee), Abbey Schaible (Gary), Chet (Elizabeth), Anna Caraballo (Richard), Mindy, Emmy Lou Reinert (Jesse), Browning (Amanda), Leah, Thomas, David, William and her dog Journey. Loving Memom to her 43 grandchildren, Also survived by her siblings, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Marion I. Paynter (nee Chobert), on January 4, 2020 age 88.

Beloved wife of Walter H. Paynter. Loving mother of Walter H. "Butch" Paynter Jr. (Wanda) and Thomas S. Paynter (Frances M.) also survived by 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Service and Interment Private.

Rita B. Gordon (nee Bayer) of Holmesburg on December 30,2019.

Devoted mother of Kathleen Wooderton, Michael D. Gordon, Rita Marie O'Connell, Mark J. Gordon and the late Joseph F. Gordon. Sister of James F. Bayer, Anna Marie Schlimer, and the late John C. Bayer, the late Joseph D. Bayer, the late Walter C. Bayer. Also survived by 10 grandchildren 13 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives, friends and member of Pennypack Retirees are invited to attend her Viewing and Funeral Wednesday January 8, 2020 8:45 - 9:45 AM St. Dominic Church 8504 Frankford Ave. Philadelphia PA 19136, followed by her Funeral Mass 10:00 AM. Rite of Committal St. Dominic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions in Rita's memory may be made to St. Joseph Villa 110 W. Wissohickon Ave. Flourtown, PA 19031-1898

PATRICIA  PAUL (neeMalone), Suddenly on December 31,2019. Beloved wife of Frederick B. Paul.

Devoted mother of Justin M. Paul and Alyssa D. Paul. Loving mom mom - doe doe of Shyanne V. and Nathan R.. Sister of Deborah Diddlebock, Dorothy Watt, James Malone Jr., Jane Rossa, Barbara Ruczynski, Jennifer Cacciatore, also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend her Viewing Tuesday Evening January 7, 2020 at John F. Fluehr & Sons Inc. 3301-15 Cottman Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19149 from 6:00 P.M.- 8:00 P.M. Interment private.

Joann M. Paschall (nee Price) passed away on December 23, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.

Devoted mother of Richard Paschall (Kimberly) and Katherine M. Dalessio (Ronald). Loving mom mom of April, Nicholas, Cierra, Alexa, Daniel, Nicholas, Sophia; great grandmom of Anthony and Charlie. Sister of Lorraine.

Joan E. Reilly (nee Schweiss) of Mayfair formerly of St. Helena Parish, on December 26, 2019.

Beloved wife of the late Donald J. Reilly. Devoted mother of John Reilly, Mary Lou Mawson (the late Charles), Jennifer O'Malley (Patrick), David Reilly (Ann), Donna McDevitt (James) and Brian Reilly. Sister of Carol Ann Bloom, Francis Schweiss and the late Elizabeth Green, also survived by 13 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

Daniel Vincent Checchia, 94, formally of Mayfair, passed away on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at Thornwald Home in Carlisle, PA. He was born February 13, 1925 in Philadelphia, to the late Salvatore and
Mary (Mancini) Checchia.

Dan worked as an electrician throughout his career and was an electrical superintendent when he retired in 1980. He was also an Army Veteran. Dan served with the 818th Tank Destroyer Battalion from the Normandy Beaches through Bastogne and on into the Rhineland. He was proud of this service, and he and his wife Caroline attended the Battalion‘s reunions year after year. He was also a skilled craftsman and woodworker, an avid golfer, and a lifelong Eagles Fan.

Dan was a loving father to his son Daniel Jr (Elizabeth), Mechanicsburg, PA and daughter Denise (Dennis) Orenshaw, and deeply loved by his grandchildren, Steven Orenshaw and Kelly Orenshaw, his cousins and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Caroline (Dell'Arciprete) Checchia and sisters, Anna Trommer and Phyllis Madaline.

A Memorial Service celebrating Daniel’s life will be held on January 5, 2020 from 10 AM to 12 PM at John F. Fluehr & Sons, Inc. 3301 Cottman Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19149. Interment of both Daniel and his beloved wife Caroline will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Alzheimer’s Association 399 Market Street, Suite 102
Philadelphia, PA 19106


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