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Marie E. Smart, (nee O'Donnell) of Mayfair passed away unexpectedly on March 11, 2020 at Nazareth Hospital at the age of 87.

Beloved wife of 63 years to James J. Smart Sr. Devoted mother of James J. Jr. (Maryanne) William (Stacey), Maureen Crosby (James), Rita Marinari (Dominic) and Carol Schwab (Ryan). Loving grandmom of Anne Marie Kauler (Eric), Theresa Velasquez (Marty), Joseph Smart (Larissa), Catherine Hill (Jon), Marybeth Buesching (Juergen), J. Christopher Smart, Jennifer Smart, Lauren Smart, Kelly Delisi (Derek), Patricia Czyzewski (Korye), James Crosby, Katherine Ogin (Mat), Christina Marinari, Dominic Marinari, Erin Schwab, Alyssa Schwab and Ryan Schwab; great grandmother of 15. Loving sister of Dolores Hampson, Catherine Ramirez and William O'Donnell.

Marie was a life-long Mayfair resident. Growing up on the 3400 block of Tudor St just a short stroll from all the shops along “The Avenue”. She attended St Matthew’s grade school and, in the fall of 1946, became a St Hubert’s Bambi. Upon graduation in 1950 she entered the workforce as a secretary for a Real Estate office.

The next chapter began when she met Jim Smart, a recently discharged US Navy Corporal, on a blind date. Marie and Jim dated continuously until they married on May 5, 1956. In January of 1958 James Jr. was born and so began Marie’s life as a devoted, loving, full-time mother. Bill was born in ‘59, Maureen in ’60 followed by Rita in ‘64 and finally Carol in 1967. Raising this handful kept Marie busy at home.

Eileen E. Crerand, (nee Erkert) passed away on Wednesday March 11, 2020 at her residence in Hollywood,PA after a lengthy illness at the age of 91.

Beloved wife of the late George Crerand. Devoted mother of Deirdre Hottinger (Stephen), Ceila Reilly (Kevin) and Jeannine Crerand. Loving grandmom of Kevin Jr., Bridget and Timothy. Dear sister of John "Jack" Erkert. She is survived by many nieces, nephews and her beloved cat Mickey. Eileen graduated in the first graduating class of St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls in 1946. She worked for over 20 years as a secretary in the School District of Philadelphia.

Services and Interment will be hold privately at the convenience of her family.

Sienkiewicz Constantine S. "Stanley" of Mayfair. A U.S. Army Veteran, passed away on Thursday February 13, 2020 at the Vitas Hospice at Nazareth Hospital after a brief illness at the age of 86.

Beloved husband of the late Arline E. Sienkiewicz (nee Arko) who passed away on September 14, 2004 at the age of 70. Devoted father of Stanley Sienkiewicz and his wife Penny.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Gathering celebrating both Stanley and Arline Wednesday, March 4, 2020 9:45 - 10:15 AM. at St. Matthew Church (Upper) 3000 Cottman Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19149, followed by their Funeral Mass 10:30 AM. Rite of Committal Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions in Stanley and Arline's memory to St. Matthew Church at the above name address would be appreciated.

Wanda R. Colquhoun, (nee Papuga) of Mayfair passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2020 after a brief illness at the age of 95.

Beloved wife of the late Thomas D. Colquhoun. Devoted mother of Susan A. Barringer (William). Loving grandma of Dana Barringer. She is predeceased by her siblings John Papuga, Helen Balzer, Jean Schmidt and Angela Muscarella; also survived by her nieces and nephews.

Wanda was a member of Court St. Matthew of Mayfair #1828 Catholic Daughters of America. She spent her free time crocheting and solving jigsaw puzzles.

Elizabeth J. Lacey 'Betty" (nee Klein), of Mayfair, passed away on Tuesday February 18, 2020 at her residence surrounded by her family after a long and courageous battle with cancer at the age of 73.

Beloved wife of 38 years to Michael J. Lacey. Devoted mother of Collen Lacey and Michael S. Lacey (Angela) . She is predeceased by her siblings; Jane Singer, John Klein, James Klein and Joanne Klein. She is survived by her nieces and nephews.

Betty was a retired crossing guard for the City of Philadelphia and a cashier at the Shop Rite in Mayfair. She was an avid bowler, country music enthusiast and photographer but she will be mostly remembered as a lunch moderator at St. Matthew School for years.

Dorothy Gawinowicz, (nee Greener) passed away on Sunday,February 16, 2020.

Beloved wife of the late Stanley A. Gawinowicz. Loving mother of Glenn (Claire), Joanne Scanlon (John), Gregg (Kathy) and Keith (Tina) and her late son Ray. Loving Nana of 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Joyce Neill; also survived by her nieces and nephews.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend her Viewing and Funeral Friday February 21, 2020 10:00 - 11:00 AM at the Philadelphia Protestant Home 6500 Tabor Road, Philadelphia PA 19111 followed by her Funeral Service 11:00 AM. Interment Hillside Cemetery.

Josephine B. Keiter, (nee Zappacosta) on February 16, 2020 age 89 of Philadelphia, PA.

Beloved wife of the late George "Jack". Dear sister of Ann Fanucchi, Rose Marino and the late Andrew and Carmen Zappacosta. Loving aunt of Nancy Fanucchi, Edward Marino and Maryann (Marco) Aloisi.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend her Viewing and Funeral Friday, February 21, 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 Holy Cross Cemetery.

Aurelia Rodriguez  "Ury"  formerly of Frankford passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Temple University Hospital after a brief illness surrounded by her loving family at the age of 73.

Beloved mother of Evelyn Velazquez (Mike), Aury Lozada (Ira Zipper) and Miguel Lozada Jr. (Tina Donnelly) . Devoted "Wela" of Jacquelyn Miller , Michael Bachurski , Mikayla Lozada, Joshua Lozada, and Lia Zipper. Loving sister of Petra Vasquez, Carmello Rodriguez, Maria Rodriguez, Evarista Lozada, Ismael Rodriguez , Iris Cintron, Hector Rodriguez, Gladys Jackson and the late Cirillo Rodriguez. Also survived by her numerous nieces and nephews.

Robert J. Johnson, Sr. "Mr. J". of Mayfair passed away on Friday February 14, 2020 at the Vitas Hospice at Nazareth Hospital after a lengthy illness at the age of 89.

Beloved husband of the late Cathleen I. Johnson (nee Dalton). Devoted father of Robert Jr.(Teresa), Kathleen Johnston (William), Thomas (Debbie), Brian, Barbara and the late Ann Marie. Dear Pop of 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Marie Jenkins, Patsy Murphy (the late William),the late Helen Meehan and the late Alberta Hoffner. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. J. was a world champion skeet shooter, member of the Pennsylvania Skeet Shooters Hall of fame, who broke over 250,000 targets at registered competitions.

He was a member of the Holmesburg Gun Club for over 60 years. Mr. J. also shot darts with the Quaker City English Dart League. He was also a pool shark, having hustled many over the years.

Jennifer M. Pearce "Jen" on February 13, 2020 passed away suddenly at the age of 43.

Beloved daughter of Susan M. Masington (nee Pearce). Also survived by aunts, uncles and cousins.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend her Viewing Tuesday Evening February 18, 2020 6:00 PM at John F Fluehr & Sons, Inc. 3301-15 Cottman Ave Philadelphia PA 19149, followed by Word of Remembrance (Sharing) 8:00 PM. Interment Private.


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