Obituaries

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Bailee M. Benz-Mentzel, passed away suddenly on  Sunday, October 4, 2020 at the age of 2 months. 

Bailee is the beloved daughter of Jennifer N. Benz and John F. Mentzel III. Loving granddaughter of Deborah Knowlton (the late Joseph C. Benz) and Marlene J. Kehler and John F. Mentzel, Jr.; great granddaughter of Brenda Gallion. Dear sister of Jayden Benz. Cherished niece of James Knowlton, Joseph Benz, Brenda Mentzel, Bryan Kehler, and Howard Kehler.  Although Bailee's life was short, she filled everyone's life with happiness. She will always be our "Little Angel".  

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend her Memorial Gathering Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 12:30 PM at John F. Fluehr & Sons, Inc., 3301 Cottman Ave Philadelphia PA 19149. Religious Service 2:00 PM followed immediately by Words of Remembrance.
Stella V. McCloy, (nee Gregorski) of Mayfair passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2020 after a long illness at the age of 81.Stella V. McCloy, (nee Gregorski) of Mayfair passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2020 after a long illness at the age of 81.

Beloved wife of the late Gene "Gino" McCloy. Devoted and loving mother to her two sons, Eugene M. Jr. and Steven F. McCloy. Dear sister-in-law of Marlene Conway. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend her Viewing and Funeral Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:30 AM at St. Timothy Church (Upper) 3001 Levick Street, Philadelphia PA 19149 followed by her Funeral Mass 10:30 AM. Rite of Committal Our Lady of Grace Cemetery.
Dorothy E. Samarco (nee McElroy) on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at the age of 71. Dorothy E. Samarco (nee McElroy) on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at the age of 71.
 
Beloved wife of the late Frankie J. Samarco Sr.  Loving mother of Frankie J. Samarco Jr. (Roseann), Francine A. McGlynn (Michael) and Angelina G. Samarco (Mike "Petie" Weeden) Cherished Mom Mom of Gina, Breanna and Alyssa; great Mom Mom of Michael, William, Daniel, Lilianna & Julian. Dear sister of Catherine "Cassie" Dahill, James McElroy, William McElroy (Lori) and Joseph McElroy (Nancy). Also nieces and nephews and extended family members. Predeceased by a son Jeffrey Samarco and her siblings, Carol McFaul (John); Francis McElroy (the late Dolores) and Elizabeth Campbell (the late William)

Allan W. Small of Wissinoming, passed away on Friday, October 2, 2020 at his residence, at the age of 62.

Beloved husband of the late Eileen Small (nee Fortuna). Devoted father of Allan J. Small (Elizabeth) and Christina Sankovich (Martin). Loving Pop Pop of Callie and Carli Small and Peyton and Sophia Sankovich. Dear brother of Barbara Ann Ejk (Kenneth) and David Small (Diane); also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend his Viewing and Funeral Thursday October 8, 2020 11:00 A.M. at John F. Fluehr & Sons Inc. 3301-15 Cottman Ave. followed by his Funeral Service 12:00 P.M.. Interment Magnolia Cemetery.

Margaret E. Melcher (nee Carroll) passed away suddenly on Friday, September 25, 2020 at the age of 68.

Marg was born in Philadelphia to the late Edward and Margaret (nee Gibbons) Carroll. She attended St.Matthew School, St. Hubert High School for Girls and St. Mary Nursing School. She spent her career as a Licensed Practical Nurse helping and caring for others.

She is the beloved wife of the late Tilo Melcher, stepmother to Eric and Gina, grandmother to Tyler, Emily and Hannah. Devoted sister to Richard, Edward, John, Christopher, Elizabeth Fudali, Nancy Padilla and the late Mary Ann Mills. Sister-in-law to Linda, Frank, Joe and Ken. Loving aunt to her many nieces and nephews. Her two cats Tobby and Tuffy were her babies.

Anne (Annie) E. Litchko (Wiedemer), of Philadelphia, passed away April 27, 2020 at the age of 80 due to complications of Covid 19 with her family by her side.

Devoted mother of Ann-Margaret (Bob) and John (Trish). Adored grandmother to Laura, Bobby, and Alyssa.

Anne was born in Philadelphia on September 8, 1939 to Joseph Wiedemer and Barbara Bonfig. Her mother passed away when she was 5 years old. Since she was the youngest child, Barbara asked her sister, Anna, to take care of Anne. She wanted her to have a mother figure. She was raised by her aunt, Anna Bonfig, whom she called “mom” and uncle, Bill Bonfig.

Anne attended elementary school at St. Bartholomew and graduated from St. Hubert’s in 1957. She started working for Bell Telephone Company her senior year of high school following in the steps of her Aunt Anna (mom).

Gladys Mary Cifelli (nee Lovesey), passed away at age 97 on April 22 , 2020 at Elkins Crest Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Born in Wolverton, England, she was the oldest of 8 children of the late Joseph and Dora Lovesey. She was a member of the British Women's Land Army during WW11. She met Domenic Cifelli, who was stationed nearby and they were married in her hometown. She joined him in South Philadelphia when the war ended and they later moved to Holmesburg. She became a U.S. citizen August 13, 1958. She was a long time employee at Stone Container Corporation.

Sister Jeanne Margaret Denny Missionary Servant of the Most Blessed Trinity, a native of Philadelphia PA died on September 16, 2020.

Burial will take place at Holy Sepluchre Cemetery on September 21, 2020.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at some time in the future at Blessed Trinity Mother House Chapel to which family and friends will be invited.
Elisha Monique Chamblee on Friday, September 18, 2020 passed away at the age of 36.

Beloved daughter of Marie Fitzpatrick (nee Rigous) and the late Chester L. Chamblee. Devoted mother of Sierra and Isaiah Gonzalez. Loving sister of Lafonda, Michael, William, Janavia, Diona and the late Chester Jr.; also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A gathering will be held at Elisha's house on Friday September 25, 2020 at 5:00 P.M.

   


Alfonso John Barrulli died suddenly on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at the age of 66.

Beloved son of the late Albert J. and Jean Barrulli. Loving brother Joan Marie (Philip) Taormina, Angela (Joseph) Dougherty, Albert Jr. (Kelli )Barrulli and the late Kathryn (Edward) Pelc. He is survived by his 11 nieces and nephews.

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