Obituaries

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Joan Patricia Berk, age 86, a 25-year resident of the Mayfair Section of Philadelphia and formerly of the Kensington Section of Philadelphia died on January 14, 2023. She was the devoted wife of the late Louis W. Berk, Sr.

Born in Philadelphia, Joan was the daughter of the late Harry Foley and the late Rose Drobel Foley. She was also preceded in death by her sisters: Marian, Catherine, Dorothy, Rose Marie, Dolores and Mary and by her brothers: John and Robert.

Joan attended Little Flower High School.

She was a devoted wife, homemaker, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She was a member of St. Timothy’s Roman Catholic Church since 1998 and was a former member of Ascension of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church.
She especially enjoyed spending time with her dear friends; Cassie, Annie, Marie, Loretta and Rita.

She is survived by her loving children: Catherine Berk and Louis W., Jr. and his wife Michele A. Berk; brother Joseph Foley; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Horace W. “Pete” Feyhl, III, age 76, a resident of the Mayfair Section of Philadelphia died on January 5, 2023.

Born on February 7, 1946, He was the son of the late Mary Smith and Horace W. Feyhl, Jr.

At a young age, Horace played soccer for The Germantown Boys Club. He later became a semi-professional soccer player.

He graduated from Germantown High School. He continued his education by studying at Spring Garden College, Temple University and The University of Michigan.

Professionally, Horace was a Metallurgical Engineer. He retired as Director of Quality Assurance of North America Heraeus Electro-Nite, after a career that spanned 35 years.

Catherine E. Jackson, Oct. 31, 1937 — Jan. 1, 2023

Catherine E. Jackson died peacefully and quietly in the early hours of 2023. She was 85 years old and leaves behind three daughters, eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren, as well as a daughter-in-law, three sisters, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Catherine, known as Cass or Cassie for most of her life, was the very definition of small but mighty. She was the oldest in a family of seven kids—six girls and one boy (he got his own room)—and two loving parents, Thomas and Catherine Gilday. Cassie and her siblings grew up in Philadelphia, and she graduated from Little Flower Catholic High School in 1955 with her best friend Cassie Plover (now Laughlin), with whom she remained lifelong friends. Even then, Catherine longed to travel and have adventures.

Catherine was the first in her large Irish Catholic family to fly on an airplane (to Florida in the late 1950s, but not to Cuba as planned after her flight was cancelled because of events related to the Cuban Revolution). Her adventures took a new direction when she met Dad, fell in love, and the two created a family together. In the early 1960s, they moved from Philly to the Jersey Shore town of Toms River—and Cass had to learn how to drive.

Sister Guadalupe Maria Nieto, Missionary Servant of the Most Blessed Trinity, native of Brooklyn, NY died on December 28, 2022. Wake will take place at Blessed Trinity Motherhouse on Tuesday evening, January 3, 2023. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at the Motherhouse Chapel on Wednesday, January 4, at 9:30 AM. Burial at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Julieta Canfarotta, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, died peacefully in her sleep in the early hours of Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at 86 years young.

Julieta was born February 16, 1936 on a small farm in Sao Felipe, Bahia, Brazil. She was the strong willed and independent daughter of Tiburcio Santos and Maria Rosa Sales. One of seven children, she left her small town in Bahia and moved to Rio de Janeiro, where she worked as a companion to an elderly woman who shared her home, life lessons and most importantly, taught her how to cook some of her best loved dishes. After a few years she moved to Sao Paulo, and while taking care of newborns in a hospital nursery, she met the love of her life, Gioacchino Canfarotta, or Mimmo as he was known to his friends and family.

The story they told was that Julieta was on the way to watch a Cary Grant film when she walked by a handsome young man waiting by the bus stop. He followed her to the movie theater, bought her ticket and popcorn and then walked her home. She bragged that even though he spoke very little Portuguese and she spoke no Italian whatsoever, that she met the man she was going to marry. They dated for several years, and were finally married the morning of August 12, 1964 at City Hall and Julieta boarded a flight to the United States at 6pm that evening. Our father would joke that he “never even got to taste any wedding cake!” They were married for close to 47 years, and renewed their vows four times. Julieta said “it was to make sure that the wedding stuck” and Mimmo stated “that I just want the honeymoon I didn't get the first time.” They truly loved each other through 47 years of marriage, raising children, through good times and bad. Julieta was heartbroken when Mimmo passed away in August, 2008.

Born in El Pangui, Ecuador. Juan passed away on December 22, 2022 at the age of 48.

He was the loving husband of Elizabeth Solis Juarez and the devoted father of his three children, Jack, Abigail and Kelsey. Juan is also survived by his brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and many friends. Juan was a great father, a wonderful husband and an amazing friend. Juan could make everyone laugh and he was loved by all. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Juan's viewing Tuesday, December 27th from 4pm-7pm at John F. Fluehr and Sons Funeral Home located 3301 Cottman Ave Phila. PA. 19149. Where a service will be held for Juan at 7pm. Interment private.

Margaret Theresa March (nee Kline) on December 21st, 2022 at the age of 91.

Loving wife of the late Russell March. Devoted mother of the late Charles Holesworth (Cathy), Joseph March, Margaret Kenney, Michael March (Nene), the late Mary Claflin, Thomas March (Teri), Theresa Yusician (Joe), the late Ann Marie March, stepmother of Cheryl Powell (Ron), the late Russell March, Loving grandmother of the late Catherine Peterman (David), Charles "Chaz" Holesworth (Sara), Kim Indyk (Walt), Colleen Powell, Tara Reynolds, the late William Uchniat, Catherine Kenney, Michelle Brown (Jared), Michael March (Jen), Maggie March, Harry Savio, Christian Shookla, Joseph Yusician (Kelly), Lauren Yusician, Jonathan Yusician, and Ashton Yusician. Great grandmother of David, Nathan, Bethany, Christine, Liam, Jared, Emma, Bryce, Mikey and Addy and Great-Great Grandmother to Katie.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Margaret's Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, December 28th 10AM at St. Bernard's Catholic Church 7341 Cottage St. Phila. PA. 19136. Where a visitation will be held from 9AM-10AM. Interment Greenmount Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to St. Joseph's Indian School (stjo.org) or Operation Smile - Donation Page

Evelyn R. Jarrett on December 9th, 2022 at the age of 99.

Loving wife of the late Alvin E. Jarrett. Devoted mother of Kathleen Jarrett, Terry Jarrett, Daryl Jarrett and his wife Barbara. Loving grandmother of Samantha Simon (Jonathan), Sean Jarrett and Nicole Jarrett. Evelyn is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Evelyn's viewing on Wednesday, December 14th at 10:30AM located at the Philadelphia Protestant Home 6401 Martins Mill Rd. Phila. PA. 19111. Evelyn's services will begin at 11:30AM. Interment Doylestown Cemetery.

Gerard "Jerry" E. Noble, Jr., 77 of Philadelphia passed Nov 28,2022.

Loving son of the late Col. Gerard E. Noble, Sr. and Betty Noble. Dear brother of Cherie Noble and Robert James Noble. Jerry is also survived by his step daughter, Jena Kuczinski. Jerry was predeceased by Mary Jane Steele.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Jerry's memorial on Saturday, December 3rd at 11AM located at Anton B. Urban Funeral Home, 1111 S. Bethlehem Pike, Ambler, PA. 19002. Interment private.

On November 27, 2022 at the age of 89.

Loving wife of the late Leonard J. Bandura. Devoted mother of Stephen L. Bandura and his wife Robin. Barbara was predeceased by her daughters Geralyn T. Bandura and Maureen E. Miller (James). Loving grandmother of Christopher Bandura, Erica Miller, James, Miller, Shawn Miller, Scott Bandura and Stephanie Bandura. Barbara is also survived by her great grandchilc, Carter Madden and was the loving sister of her four brothers and two sisters.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Barbara's Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, December 3rd at 10:30AM located at St. Matthew's Catholic Church on 3000 Cottman Ave. Phila. PA. 19149. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.


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