Richard K. Gray

Richard K. Gray, 75, longtime resident of Mayfair, passed away on Monday February 7, 2022.

Richard was the beloved husband of Rosemarie Gray (nee Mroz) for 51 years; loving father of Richard L. Gray (Sandra), Brian Gray, and Charles Gray. He is also survived by his grandchildren Nicholas and Victoria; and his brother Gerald Gray (Carol).

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his visitation on Thursday February 10, 2022 at St. Matthew Church 3000 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19149 from 9:30-10:15am. A funeral mass will take place starting at 10:30am; interment will be held privately by the family at a later date.

Dean N. Lucas

Dean N. Lucas, 44, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday February 5, 2022.

Dean was the beloved husband of Heidi Lucas (nee Foster) for 23 years. Loving father to (late) Dean, Preston (Jessica Foster), Alec, Maverick, Savannah, Carson, Dawson, Donovan, Myla, and Molly Lucas; Caring brother to Philip Jr. (Jane), Kenneth (Bonnie), Joseph (late Elizabeth), (late) Russell (Cindy), Gary (Ellen), Cheryl Pannell (David), William (late Andrea), Wayne, Anita Howell (Richard), Deann Louie (Chris), Keith (Tonya), Yvonne Foster (Michael), Stephen (Renita), Scott (Robin), (late) Sharon, and Sheri Paton (Mark). Dean also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends, who will all miss him dearly.

Freda H. Hemerka

Freda H.Hemerka (Hartzel) 91, of Churchville, went home peacefully into the arms of the Lord, on January 28,2022 at the Buckingham Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing Home.

Freda married William Hemerka on May 30, 1948 and was blessed with three wonderful children. Freda is preceded in death by her parents Samuel and Elsie, four siblings, and husband William. Freda is survived by her three children: Dan (Debbie), Diane (Chuck), Dawn (Ken); 7 grandchildren: Shawn (Heather), Danielle (Mark), Jason, Denise (Chris), Darlene, Courtney, Kyle: and 2 great granddaughters: Reese and Hadley.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to The American Lung Cancer Society in memory of her late husband or the Gibbsboro Methodist Church, Gibbsboro, NJ. Freda's family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to The Buckingham Valley Nursing Home. The funeral and burial will be private per Freda's request.

Margaret M. "Peg" Kelly

Margaret M. Kelly (Peg), 88, longtime resident of Far Northeast Philadelphia, passed away peacefully on Thursday January 27, 2022.

Peg was the beloved mother of (late) Thomas V. Crilley, Patricia Nocentino (Robert), Eileen Green, Chuck Crilley (Liza), and Margaret Jordan (David); proud grandmother of Helena Nocentino; Louis, Kimberly, and Jacqueline Tomasco; and Tommy Crilley. She was also a great grandmother of Juliet, Joseph, Timmy, Jaelynn, and Jacob. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law Nancy Kelly & Maxine Simpson, and many nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Patrick & Mary Kelly, and siblings John Kelly & Kathryn Dee.  

Peg is also survived by her beloved fur baby – Nellie, a 14 year old shih tzu. 

Peg was born and raised in North Philadelphia as a member of the Corpus Christi parish and graduated from Hallahan High School.

Jillian Marie Sinnerard

Jillian Marie Sinnerard, 35, passed away suddenly on Friday January 21, 2022.

Jillian was the beloved daughter of Lisa (nee DiBeradino) and David Sinnerard Sr.; loving mother of Arianna Alicea; caring sister of Lorianne Sinnerard (Anthony), David Sinnerard Jr., and Christopher Sinnerard. She is also survived by her nephew David Sinnerard III, extended family members, and friends, who will all miss her dearly.

Relatives and friends are asked to attend her viewing on Wednesday January 26, 2022 at John F. Fluehr & Sons 3301 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19149 from 6-8pm. A funeral service will begin at 8pm; interment to be held privately by the family. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations toward Arianna’s Education Fund.

Ellen Barbara Howell

Ellen Barbara Howell, 83, passed away on Monday January 10, 2022.

Ellen was predeceased by her husband Robert Howell, Sr.; beloved mother of Barbara Huf (Randall), Robert Howell, Jr. (Beth), Tina Donahoe (Ed), Mark Howell (Sienlie), (late) Darrell Howell (Dale), Richard Howell (Anita), Patricia Howell, (late) Stephen Howell, Jesse Howell (Diane), Nelson Howell (Nella), and Julia Roldan (Lorenzo). She was a caring grandmother of 36 and great grandmother of 31, with 3 on the way.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Monday January 17, 2022 at John F. Fluehr & Sons 3301 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19149 from 9-10:30am. A funeral service will begin at 10:30am; interment at Hillside Cemetery, Roslyn PA.

George R. Doerr

George R. Doerr, age 84, originally of Montgomery County passed away peacefully in Stuart, Florida on January 7th, 2022.

George R. was the Loving Father of 2 Sons, George J. (Michelle) and Christopher (Mandy). Loving Grandfather of four Grandchildren, Morgan, Alayna, Madison and George G. He is survived by family and many friends in the Florida area who will all miss him dearly. He was a family man and hard worker who loved watching baseball and football when not spending time with his family at the beach, fishing or on trips. Although he never stopped working, he enjoyed his retirement life in Florida. Lifetime member of LaMott Fire Company and served in the United States Army.

Relatives and friends are invited to George’s viewing Thursday, January, 13, 2022 at John F. Fluehr & Sons, 3301 Cottman Avenue, Phila, PA 19149 from 9-10:30am with a short Service afterward. Interment will be held at Hillside Cemetery in Abington, PA.

Joseph P. Slowey Sr.

Joseph P. Slowey Sr., 100, longtime resident of Mayfair, passed away on Saturday January 8, 2022.

Joseph was predeceased by his wife, Mary Slowey (nee Fisher), of 67 years. Beloved father of Frances Gerry (John), Joseph Jr. (Eileen), Teresa Slowey; grandfather of Christopher Gerry (Allie); Patricia Slowey, Susan Gallagher (Kevin), Mary Teresa Slowey, and Jolene Slowey. Great grandfather of Marissa, Evan, Brianna, Brett, Lily, Kevin Jr., Steven, and Penelope.

Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Wednesday January 12, 2021 at St. Matthew Church 3000 Cottman Ave, Phila, PA 19149 from 9:15-10:15am. A funeral mass to follow at 10:30am; interment to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Matthew Sanctuary Fund at the above address.

Andrea L. Lucas

Andrea L. Lucas, age 47, of Philadelphia, PA. passed away Saturday, January 8th, at her residence.

She was the loving wife of William H. Lucas. Devoted mother of Anna Westover (Chad), Evan, Colin, Avery, Abigail, Laura, Elsa and Brielle. Devoted daughter of June (Feaser) Winterborne and the late Richard Winterborne. Sister of the late Neil Winterborne, Vincent Winterborne (Bonnie), Derek Winterborne (Brenda), Rodney Winterborne (Mellisa) and Bryce Winterborne (Eve). Also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to Andrea's viewing Friday January 14th, 2022 from 9-12. Services for Andrea will begin at 12. Interment will be held at Hillside Cemetery in Abginton, PA.

David B. Foster, Jr.

David B. Foster, Jr., 58, longtime resident of Northeast Philadelphia, passed away suddenly on Thursday, January 6, 2022.

David was the beloved father of William Sibley, Crystal Carpenter, Rachael Greening (Michael), Lisa Coursey (Aaron), Jacob Foster (Alana), Tom Foster (Atalie), (late) Joshua Foster, Peter Foster (Becca), and Caleb Foster. Loving grandfather of Andrew, Maria, Shane, Matthew, Sommer, Xavier, Geo, Jennifer, Zachary, Christopher, Benjamin, Alexis, Matthew, Carter, Dawson, Ezri, and Naomi. David was a caring brother to Alice Bickings (Kenneth), Bonnie Winterborne (Vincent), (late) John Foster, Joseph Foster, Mary Foster, Eileen Kilbride (Paul), James Foster(Denise), Emily Milnes (Scott), and Andrew Foster(Sharon).


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