Obituaries

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Joseph M. Arnoldy, Jr. of Northeast Philadelphia passed away suddenly on September 9, 2019 at his residence at the age of 59.

Beloved father of Joseph M. Arnoldy III (Jessica). Devoted son of Barbara (nee Campoli) Arnoldy and the late Joseph M. Arnoldy, Sr. Loving Pop of Reese and Brooks Arnoldy. Dear brother of Dense, Barbara Ann, Christina and the late Michael Arnoldy, Sr. Also survived by his aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Joe was a proud graduate of Northeast Catholic H. S. Class of 1978. He was a life long Philadelphia Sport Fan and avid fisherman. His kind hearted soul and sense of humor will be missed by everyone. Joe loved being a grandpop and spending his time with his grandchildren Reese and Brooks.

Rita M. Donovan (nee Ciao) passed away on Friday September 6, 2019 at Holy Redeemer Hospice in Meadowbrook after a long illness at the age of 86.

Beloved wife of William F. Donovan. Devoted mother of William F. Donovan III (Ellen) and Christopher Donovan (Margaret). Loving Mom Mom of William IV and Nicholas. Dear sister of Anthony Ciao, Fred Ciao and Theresa Ciao. Also survived by her nieces and nephews.

Sandra J. Beckler (nee Mulhern) of Northeast Philadelphia passed away on Saturday August 31, 2019 at her residence after a long illness at the age of 75.

Beloved wife of 56 years to Frank Beckler. Devoted mother of Ronald Beckler (Denise), Fran Beckler (Lisa) and Sandy Beckler. Loving grandmom of Justin Beckler, Ryan Beckler, William Edinger, Daniel Strimel, Austin Beckler and Aubrey Beckler; great grandmother of Yazmin Strimel. Preceased by her siblings Joe Mulhern, Carole Mulhern, Gail Holloran and Thomas Mulhern. Also survived by nieces and nephews.

Patricia Slavin (nee Kukoski) formerly of Mayfair passed away on Wednesday August 21, 2019 at the Paul's  Run Retirement Community after a lengthy illness at the age of 77.

Beloved wife of the late John F. Slavin Jr. Devoted mother of Kathleen (Joseph) LeConey and Michelle Slavin. Loving grandmother of Joey, Erin and Sean LeConey.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend her Viewing and Funeral Monday August 26, 2019 10:00 AM at the Paul's Run Retirement Community 9896 Bustleton Ave Philadelphia PA 19115 followed by her Funeral Mass 10:30 AM. Interment Private.

In lieu of flowers contributions in Patricia's memory to the Fox Chase Cancer Center, Office of Institutional Advancement, 333 Cottman Ave. Philadelphia PA 19111 would be appreciated.

John V. Layne, Jr. formerly of Mayfair passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Wesley Enhanced Living Center at the age of 81.

Beloved husband of the late Patricia A. Layne (nee Black). Devoted father of John III (Missy), Kenneth (Maria), Tracy Lindline (Tim) Patricia Rizzi (Steve), Edward (Christine) and Matthew (Deborah). Loving Pop Pop of 6 and great grandfather of 1. Also survived by his nieces and nephews.

Marie R. Vallone of Northeast Philadelphia passed away suddenly at her residence on August 7, 2019 at the age of 89.

Dear sister of Edward L. Vallone (Barbara), Ronald Vallone (Peggy), Dennis Vallone (the late Diane), the late Richard Vallone and the late John Vallone, also survived by her numerous nieces and nephews.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend her Viewing and Funeral Wednesday 9:30 A.M. August 14, 2019 at John F. Fluehr & Sons Inc. 3301-15 Cottman Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19149. Funeral Service 10:30 A.M.

Entombment Calvary, Cherry Hill Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Pl. Memphis,TN 38105

Lillian R. Trumbette, (nee Suskey) of Mayfair passed away peacefully on Wednesday August 7, 2019 at the age of 95.

Beloved mother of Larry Trumbette (Lydia), Joyce R. Blickley (Paul) and the late Ronald L. Trumbette. Devoted grand'ma of Janine Sobotka (Michael) and Ronald J. Trumbette. Loving great grand'ma of Mikey Sobotka.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend her Viewing and Funeral Monday August 12, 2019 9:45 to 10:45 AM at St. Matthew Church (lower) 3000 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia PA 19149 followed by her Funeral Mass 11:00 AM.

Rite of Committal Resurrections Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions in Lillian's memory to Att: Michael the Archangel Program FOP Lodge #5, 11630 Caroline Road Philadelphia PA 19154 would be appreciated.

Clare M. O'Brien, (nee Roat) of Mayfair, passed away on Saturday on August 3, 2019 at Lafayette Redeemer the age of 98.

Beloved wife of the late William L. O'Brien. Devoted mother of Thomas Walsh (Caren) Barbara Yanavage (Ken), Cathy Toomey (Bob), Susan McLaughlin, Linda Thibodeau (Jerry) and William O'Brien; also survived by 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend her Viewing and Funeral Thursday August 8, 2019 8:30 - 9:45 AM at John F. Fluehr & Sons Inc. 3301-15 Cottman Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19149. Funeral Mass St. Timothy Church 10:30 AM.

Rite of Committal Resurrection Cemetery. No Viewing Wednesday evening.

In lieu flowers, contributions in Clare's memory to St. Timothy Church 3001 Levick Street, Philadelphia PA 19149 would be appreciated.

Elizabeth Ann Gross (nee Kain) of Northeast Philadelphia, passed away on Wednesday July 31,2019 after a brief illness surrounded by her family, at the age of 69.

Beloved wife of the late Eugene R. Gross Sr. Devoted mother of Bethann Gross, Eugene R. Gross Jr., Diana M. Gross and James G. Gross. Loving Mom Mom of Thomas, Ashley, Anthony, Ariel, Darian, Elizabeth, Katelyn and Samantha. Great grandmother of Haiden and Aubree. Dear sister of Tony Kain, Julie Kain and James Kain.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend her Viewing and Funeral Sunday August 11, 2019, 10:00 A.M. at John F. Fluehr & Sons Inc. 3301-15 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia,PA 19149. Funeral Service 12 noon.

Cathleen Cordelia Hubbard, 66, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at her Philadelphia home surrounded by her loving family.

Cathleen was born on July 24, 1952 in Camden, NJ. She was the youngest daughter of Kennard Norman Hubbard and Cordelia Martin Hubbard. She graduated from Faith Tabernacle School and then attended Steelman Business School which was in Camden, NJ. After finishing the course at the business school, she began working at Faith Tabernacle School teaching shorthand and typing to high school in February 1971. Eventually she was switched to elementary which she loved. She taught 3rd grade for a time then 1st grade. She became the Elementary Principal in 1996 until leaving in 2013 after 40 years of service.

Cathleen loved teaching, chatting with friends and family, spending time with her nieces, nephews and cousins, traveling, enjoyed good cuisine and popcorn.


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