Obituaries

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Geraldine Bloh, 75, longtime resident of Rhawn Gardens passed away on Saturday, March 27, 2021.

Geri happily retired from the IRS after 35 years. After retiring Geri enjoyed volunteering at St. Basil Academy. Whether it was helping in the kitchen or chaperoning on trips to Bermuda, they could always count on her to help out.

Geri loved food. You could always find her watching The Food Network. She was always surrounded by recipes that she wanted to try. She would write them down on the first thing she found. It was never unusual to find a random recipe on an envelope, or bill, receipt… She liked to try many of the ones she found. But, after a few bites she was done. She may have liked to make food, but she wasn’t a big eater. Only a little bit on her plate, eat one thing at a time, and don’t let anything touch. 

Kevin “Elvis” Walker, age 52, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Thursday March 11th, 2021.  He was a remarkable father, son, brother, uncle and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

Kevin was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He was a proud graduate of Northeast High School where he was known for his exceptional soccer skills and infectious smile. When he moved to North Carolina and started his family, his love for soccer led him into a coaching role for his children. Kevin was also known for his strong work ethic and his passion for sales and customer service. With his larger than life personality, Kevin was able to make people laugh and connect with every person that he met. The memories shared with Kevin will forever live in our hearts and he will be dearly missed. 
 

Shelly A. Ellison-Mooney (nee) Kaufman, 56, originally from Gordon, PA passed away on Monday March 22, 2021.

Shelly was a huge fan of Jerry Garcia and was proud to be considered a Dead Head. She also had a love for Harleys and Rock & Roll. Anyone, who knew Shelly, would tell you she would do anything for those she loved. Shelly devoted her life to her kids and grandkids.

Edwin G. Greiner, 86, longtime resident of Mayfair passed away on Monday, March 22, 2021.

Edwin served in the Korean War as part of the US Army and worked for the Reading Railroad and Conrail for 43 years.  He served as his Union District Chairman for 10 years with the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks and was a devoted member of the St. Matthew Men’s Choir and Bowling League for many years. Playing golf, traveling, and spending time with his family was what he loved to do the most.Affectionately known as Poppy Ed by his grandchildren and great grandchildren he was always quick to joke and could almost always be seen dancing or singing. With a strong zest for life, Ed, was always living his life to the best by being a fun-loving person. He will be unbelievably missed by his family, extended family and many friends.

Sister Cora Marie McGuire, Missionary Servant of the Most Blessed Trinity, native of Brooklyn, NY, died on March 22, 2021.

Burial will take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery on March 29, 2021.

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.
   

Harold J. Osuch, 94, lifelong resident of Mayfair, passed away on Monday March 22, 2021.

Harold was a very devoted son, especially to his mother and was always ready to be there to help his sisters. He was a World War II Veteran and was a longtime member of the Steamfitters Local #420. Harold was an avid sportsman and enjoyed spending his free time fishing, hunting, boating, camping, skiing, scuba diving, golfing, and was even a small plane pilot. Being a bachelor, he was very generous to his nieces and nephews, often taking them on special trips across the United States.

Joan T. Bergiven. (nee Gallagher) of Mayfair on March 24, 2020 at the age of 84.

Beloved wife of the late Joseph P. Bergiven. Devoted mother of Michael J. (Carole), Paul G. (Lee), Joseph F., William J. and Robert V. Bergiven. Loving Nana of Kelli, Kaitlyn, Patrick, Michael, Matthew, Julia, Jessica, Isabelle, Christopher, Aidan and Nicholas. Dear sister of William Gallagher (Mary) and Barbara Frisco.


Hugh C. McDermott, 91, long time resident of Mayfair, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 19, 2021 with his family by his side.

Hugh was born in Inisclan, Mountfield, Omagh in County Tyrone, Ireland at the beginning of the Great Depression. He was the eldest of twelve children. His parents Hugh McDermott and Bridget Daly were farmers and raised livestock. Hugh loved working the fields and taking care of the animals and his favorite daily task was going up into the mountains with his father to herd the sheep. Sadly, Hugh lost his father at the age of thirteen forcing him to end his formal schooling and propelling him into the role of the family patriarch, a role which he would hold for the next eight decades.

Marion L. Diel (nee Gaffney), 76, longtime resident of Mayfair passed away on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family.

Marion Diel was a proud member of the 1958 graduating class of Corpus Christi and Hallahan’s class of 1962. Marion loved spending time with her family, and especially quality time with her husband Ray. Anyone that knew Marion, would say her presence could light up the room. She was an animal lover and always kept her faith in the fore front of her life, believing God was always by her side.

Marion was the loving wife of Ray Diel for 41 years. She was a devoted sister to her 3 brothers Harry (Karen), James (Linda), and Dan Gaffney (Marge); Beloved aunt of Maura and Harry Gaffney (Mellana); Lauren and Timothy Gaffney. A Special Aunt and Mimi to Danny-Bubba, Megan Shenenberger (Sam), and Kate Gaffney; and many extended family members.

On Sunday March 14, 2021, Paul A. Tremmel Sr. passed away at his son, and daughter in-law’s home with his loved ones beside him. Paul was a caring father to his children Paul Tremmel, Jr., his daughter in law Nicole Tremmel (Croce), Michael Tremmel, Suzie Tremmel (Wheedleton), his son in law Bill Wheedleton, and Samantha Tremmel. He was a proud grandfather to Jaccob and Tyler Tremmel. Paul is also survived by his brother Joseph Tremmel and his wife Mary Grace Tremmel (Sawicki). He was predeceased by his father Joseph G. Tremmel, his mother Gertrude T. Tremmel, and his sister Gertrude Tremmel (Clemons).

Paul was in the carpenters union and always participated in the meetings, he was a lover of gardening, he served in the Navy, he was a pilot, he was an avid lottery player and enjoyed the casino, he enjoyed fishing, and was known for spontaneous trips. He enjoyed a good debate, and spending time with his beloved dog Abby. He will be deeply missed by everyone around him.


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