Obituaries

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Susan Maley, 76, of Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania passed away on November 23, 2022 after a truly courageous battle with cancer.

She was born on June 9th 1946 in Philadelphia, PA to parents Agnes and Biagio Masciantonio along with her beloved, late brother Robert. She was married to loving husband and father James Maley who died in 1988. The couple initially lived in Northeast Philadelphia where they provided a wonderful childhood for her only son, Jamison Maley. Her son believes her to be the greatest mother anyone could have asked for. After her husband died, Susan moved out to the Main Line, alternately living in Villanova, Wayne, and finally Chesterbrook. In these places, she maintained her life-long love of animals, music, and learning. Loyalty, integrity, morality, creativity…these are just a few of the words that describe this remarkable woman.

Raymond Eugene Diel, of Mayfair, formerly of Richardson, Tx and Tulsa, OK, loving husband of Marion Gaffney Diel, who passed away in March 2021, was reunited with her in Heaven on this day, November 23, 2022. Ray “Gene” was the loving brother of Joe Diel of Albuquerque, NM, Lenda Schwartz (deceased husband King) of Houston, Arkansas, Rose Krause (deceased) of Buffalo, IN, Leo (deceased) and wife Barbara of Tulsa, OK, Marge and Dan Gaffney of Cinnaminson, NJ, Harry and Karen Gaffney of Lafayette, PA, Jim and Linda Gaffney of Newbury,CA.

Gene is survived by many nieces, nephews and friends in the Tulsa area. Uncle to Harry and Mellana Gaffney, Maura, Lauren and Timothy Gaffney. Special “Unkie” to Dan “Bubba” Gaffney, Megan and Sam Shenenberger, Kate Gaffney and her other half, Charlie. Ray had a special friend in Bill Rapone of Philadelphia.

Ray was a caring, loving and kind person who never said anything negative about anyone. He was a thinker. His love for reading, gardening, puzzles, genealogy and squirrels kept him active. He was a brilliant, faith filled gentleman, who has left us with wonderful memories to cherish. Rest easy, Ray. Job well done.

Formerly of Mayfair, Philadelphia. On November 18th, 2022 at the age of 86. Loving wife of the late Stephen E. Hekierski, Sr. Devoted mother of Stephen E. Hekierski, Jr. and Hugh Hekierski (Dianne).
Dear grandmother of Hugh Hekierski, Jr., Timmy Hekierski (Alliy), Danny Hekierski and Billy Hekierski.
In luie of flowers and in memory of Eileen, the family request that donations be made to Vitality Hospice 460 Veterans Drive Suite C Burlington, NJ. 08016.
Eileen Hekierski’s funeral services will be private.  
Stanley D. Hing on October 31,2022 at age of 73. Loving Son of Ding Soy Hing and Carmella (Leone) Hing.

Devoted husband of Susan Hing(nee Sillman) and dear father of Brandon Hing(Jessica Hilsee). Also brother of the late Alice Cucinotta.

Relatives and frinends are invited to attend Stanly"s Mass of Christian Berial. Thursday Nov. 17, 2022. 11:00 AM at St. Ambrose Catholic Church 401 E. Roosevelt Blvd Philadelphia PA, 19120 were people may call 10:00-11:00 AM. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Brenda Rae Coffin, age 70, of Philadelphia, PA died on November 10, 2022.

Born in Island Falls, Maine, she was the daughter of John Lamelza and the late Janet Fox.

Brenda was a devoted homemaker, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She is survived by her loving children: Danielle Coffin, Kimberly Coffin, Randall Coffin Jr. and Brittany Coffin; by her dear grandchildren: Matthew Zysk, Karissa Zysk, Leah Zysk, Haley Lawless, Matthew Lawless, Lillian Dennin, Ali Thompson Jr., Adrien Polanco, Aries Alford and Auriana Alford; and by her great-grandchildren: Matthew Zysk, Mason Zysk, Macklin Zysk and Alani Jefferson. She is also survived by her sister Joanne Farling and by her former husband, Randall Coffin Sr.

Joan Elizabeth Elwork, age 80, of Jenkintown, PA, and formerly of Philadelphia, died on November 11, 2022. She was the beloved wife of the late Leonid Elwork, who died in 2015. Joan and Lee spent 56 years in a truly happy marriage.

The daughter of the late John Carlson and the late Mary McCrosson Carlson, Joan graduated from Overbrook High School in 1960 and spent several years working in banking until she married Lee.

Joan was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She was a sweet and kind person, always ready to listen, and though they say this about a lot of people, everybody who knew her loved her. She loved to laugh, reminisce, and tell old funny stories. She enjoyed evening glasses of wine with her daughter, and spending breakfasts with her sons. Throughout the years, Joan enjoyed gardening, relaxing with her cats (especially Mr. Toby), loved all animals, and if the Mummers were on TV, you could be sure that Joan was watching. She loved spending her time watching sports with her grandson Matthew, The Crown with her granddaughter Jillian, and Disney movies with her granddaughter Brianna. She was a loving, caring, compassionate, and understanding woman. She loved her family and friends dearly, and she spent her time caring for her loved ones.

Suddenly on November 3rd, 2022 age of 48

Loving husband of Gabrielle Carr (nee Freels). Devoted father of Alyssa, Olivia and Robert E. IV. Dear son of Charlene Moore (Mark) and the late Robert E. Carr, II. Dear brother of Colleen Hammel (Eric), Michael Carr (Janelle), and Marianne Hirsh (Steve). Also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Those who knew Bobby, knew that he was a devoted Philadelphia sports fan and loved his Penn State football. Bobby was an avid outdoorsman and loved spending time with his family while camping, fishing and especially boating.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Bobby's viewing on Friday, November 11th from 9-11am located at John F. Fluehr & Sons Funeral Home 3301 Cottman Ave Phila. PA. 19149. Where a funeral service will be held at 11am. Interment private.

On October 29, 2022 at the age of 88.

Beloved wife of the late Charles M. and the late Edward L. Wanjek. Survived by her four children, Jeanne Gray (Ronald), Edward Jr. (Julianna), Michael (Marta) and Christopher (Suzumi). Also survived by two step daughters, Cathy Galen (the late Tony) and Susan Croushore (Ed). And daughters-in-law, Karen Wanjek, and Louise Ott. Sister of Anthony Checchia and the late Catherine Kaminski. Loving grandmother of eleven and great-grandmother of eleven.
 
Relatives, friends and members of the Catholic Daughters 1828, St. Matthew's Senior Citizens, Prime time Gems, Mayfairers, Holy Ghost Prep Mothers Guild, and Sons of Italy Judge Montemuro Lodge #2193 are invited to attend Grace's Mass of Christian Burial at St. Matthew's Catholic Church 3000 Cottman Ave Phila PA 19149,Friday November 4, 2022 at 10:30AM where a visitation will take place from 9:15-10:15AM. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Mass cards or donations may be made to St. Katharine Drexel Shrine at https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=b48f44

Sister Marie Bernadette Lang, Missionary Servant of the Most Blessed Trinity, native of Glenside, PA died on October 26, 2022.

Wake will take place at Blessed Trinity Motherhouse on Tuesday evening, November 1st. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at the Motherhouse Chapel on Wednesday, November 2nd, at 9:30 AM. Burial at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Celso Burgos on October 23rd, 2022 at the age of 69. Loving husband of Julie Burgos (nee Schmidt).

Devoted father of Amanda and Ramon Burgos (Jessica). Expecting grandfather of Ramon and Jessica's newborn baby. Brother of Ada Matos (Martin), Alberto Burgos, Bernardo Burgos (Elizabeth), Cristina Delgado (Rafi), Virgen Delgado (Andre), Virgen "Coqui" Rosado (Roberto), Geraldo Burgos and predeceased by his four brother's Ramon, Rafael, Luis and Nelson Burgos.

Anyone who knows Celso knows his unique personality and giving nature. He is loved by many and will be truly missed by all.

Relatives and friends are invited to Celso's graveside service on Friday October 28th at 1pm at North Cedar Hills Cemetery.


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