Obituaries

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William J. Boyes, Jr. formerly of Mayfair passed away on Monday February 10, 2020 at Nazareth Hospital after a long illness at the age of 73.

Bill served as an Army Radio Specialist in Vietnam from March of 1966 to March of 1967. When he returned home, he went to work for SEPTA as a trolley driver and later transferred to the High Speed Division where he spent most of his working years as a Supervisor on the Market Frankford El. He truly enjoyed his trains.

Bill loved sports and especially his Eagles and his Phillies. He was a diehard supporter of both whether they were winning or losing. There was no jumping on and off the bandwagon. Bill stepped on at a young age and stayed on for the rest of his life. He had many happy vacations but his favorites were traveling in the RV. A month long campground vacation in Clearwater for Phillies Spring Training was a dream fulfilled for both him and his wife.

Bill had many great friends, with whom he loved spending time but his family was the most important thing in his life and he always felt blessed by the wonderful children he raised, their spouses and grandchildren who always brought him nothing but pride. He will be missed by all but has left a legacy of beautiful memories for everyone to enjoy.

Eileen Small (nee Fortuna) of Wissinoming passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Jefferson Frankford Hospital after a brief illness at the age of 59.

Beloved wife of Allan W. Small. Devoted mother of Allan J. Small (Elizabeth) and Christina Sankovich (Martin). Loving Mom Mom of Peyton and Sophia Sankovich, Callie Small and expecting baby Small. Dear sister of Nancy Schmukler (Charles), Gerald Fortuna (Nancy), Diane Capra (John) and Michael Fortuna; also survived by her nieces and nephews.

Rosemarie Skitek (nee Schneider) formerly of Port Richmond passed away on Tuesday February 4, 2020 at Jefferson Torresdale Hospital after a brief illness at the age of 89.

Beloved wife of the late Leon S. Skitek. Devoted mother of Mary Alice Blaylock (Mark), Christine Beagle, Philip Skitek (Dorie), Joseph Skitek (Esther) and Steven Skitek. Loving grandmom of Travis and Steven Beagle and Joseph Skitek. Long time companion of Joseph Kirk; also survived by her numerous nieces and nephews.

Rosemarie enjoyed working with her hands: crocheting, sewing and ceramics. She was a master of the Septa bus schedule and a lifelong supporter of the U. S. Military and Philadelphia Police Department. She will be remembered for her generosity especially for her care of the elderly.

Dolores E. Ford, (nee Fleck) formerly of Mayfair passed away on Tuesday February 4, 2020 at the Lafayette Redeemer Nursing Home after a lengthy illness at the age of 93.

Beloved wife of the late Thomas E. Ford. Devoted mother of Thomas E. Ford Jr. (Elaine), Denise Heigold (Eric), Diane Costello (Leonard) and the late Eileen Jud (John). Loving Mom Mom of Denny, Jaleyne, Jennifer, Melanie, Christopher, Timmy, Kristin, Ryan and Stephen; great grandmother of 11. Dolores was an employee of the Naval Aviation Supply Depot for over 38 years.

Services and Interment Private.

James A. Daniels, of Mayfair passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2020, at Wesley Enhanced Living at Pennypack after a brief illness at the age of 90.

Beloved husband of the late Jane K. Daniels (nee Short). Devoted father of Jane K. Daniels (the late Thomas Glover). Susan J. Bergey and James A. Daniels Jr. Loving grandpop of Amy Jane, Michael, Tommy, Steven, Danny and Kevin. great grandpop of Alyssa and Payton. Dear brother of Michael Lane, the late Betty Messick and the late Loretta Serembus.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Viewing and Funeral Thursday February 6, 2020 8:45 - 9:45 AM at Resurrection of Our Lord Church (Castor Ave & Vista Street Philadelphia PA 19152) followed by his Funenal Mass 10:00 AM. Rite of Committal Resurrection Cemetery.

Barbara A. Luchsinger "Bonnie" (nee Ricci) of Oxford Circle passed away suddenly on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Jefferson Torresdale Hospital at the age of 72.

Beloved and devoted mother of Jon T. Luchsinger. Loving sister of Ronald Ricci (Mariann McKee).

Services and Interment Private.

Eileen E. Wattenmaker-Mowinski (Haigh) formerly of N.E. Philadelphia passed away on Saturday February 1, 2020 at the Greenleaf Nursing Home in Doylestown after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease at her age of 77.

Beloved wife of the late Edward Mowinski and the late Sheldon Wattenmaker. Devoted mother of David Wattenmaker (Gloria), Rick Wattenmaker (Maureen) and Jodi Botteri (John) Stepmother of Steven Wattenmaker (Julie) and Terry Wattenmaker (Connie). Loving Mom Mom of Joshua, Blake, Erica, Rick, Jonathan, Benjamin, Rebecca, and Kyle. Great grandmother of Pearl and Noah. Dear sister of Patricia Garrafa (Jack), the late Albert Haigh and the late Joan Rim, also survived by her nieces and nephews.

Eileen worked as a waitress with her best friend Gloria Gaeta at the Tyson Grill for over 30 years. She also worked at Giovanni's Restaurant in the northeast for a number of years. She will be remembered by everyone who knew her for her wonderful sense of humor.

Christina J. Vanderpool (nee Minguez) formerly of Burholme and Mayfair passed away on Tuesday January 28, 2020 at the Richboro Rehabilitation Center at the age of 78.

Beloved wife of the late Howard J. Vanderpool. Devoted mother of Ross G. Matico (Rose) and Rochelle Lemut (M. Bree). Loving granny of Victoria Gamble (Alex), Michael Lemut (Sabrina) and Christian Matico; great grandmother of Alyssa, Anthony, and Michael. Dear sister of Charles Minguez (the late Carol) and the late Gerald Minguez: also survived by her nieces and nephews.

Chris enjoyed expressing herself through art, painting, flower arranging and crocheting. She worked for the Department of Defense for many years.

Barbara E. Nacke (nee Dietrich) of Academy Gardens passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2020, in the comfort of her home at the age of 78.

Beloved wife of the late Joseph H. Nacke. Devoted mother of Barbara "Bonnie" Bossert  (Bill Du Boe) and Ronald Marano (Trista). Loving grandmom of Heather Janiczek, Jennifer Janiczek (Mike) and Michael Janiczek. Dear nana of Damien, Gavin, Vanessa, Autumn and Anthony. Sister of Michael Dietrich (Nancy). She will be greatly missed by her dog JoJo.

Mary Elizabeth Costigan passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 after a brief illness at the age of 71.

Born on August 7, 1948, Mary was the beloved daughter of the late William Costigan, Jr. and Mary Margaret Costigan (nee Murphy). She is the devoted sister of Catherine Claire Carsley (the late John). Loving aunt to her nieces and nephews: Cathy, Marie, Margaret, Ann, John and Michael.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Viewing and Funeral Monday, January 20, 2020 9:00 AM St. Bernard Church (Cottage St. and Bleigh Ave Philadelphia PA 19136) followed by her Funeral Mass 10:00 AM. Rite of Committal St. Dominic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary's memory may be sent to the Convent of Divine Love 2212 Green Street Philadelphia PA 19130 or to St. Bernard Church.


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