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Jean Berdell Wydra (nee Rumbel) passed away peacefully at home on Thursday December 10, 2020 at the age of 100 yrs.

Jean was one of three children born to Reed And Inez Rumble in Ringtown, PA on July 3, 1920. She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony Wydra. Jean was a devoted mother to Robert Wydra, Carol Lamplugh, Judy Pion and Barry Wydra, and loved by multiple grandchildren, great grandchildren and even great great grandchildren. 

She worked as a nurse and graduated from Allentown Nursing School and also worked as a bookkeeper. In life she enjoyed getting her hair done, going to Casinos and the Racetrack . She will also be remembered by her family and friends for her quirky likes such as her love of Vicks Vapor Rub and Jimmy Rollins of the Phillies. She was also an avid reader with a love of candy, fuzzy socks and a nip of honey Whiskey.
Mary Ann Van Buskirk (nee Urbanski) age 68 passed away on Friday, December 18,2020.

Loving wife of the late Joseph S. Van Buskirk. Devoted mother of Amy Donohue (Ricky) and Joseph M. Van Buskirk (Samantha Corkery). Loving grandmother of Rowan, Matthew and Jay, also survived by nieces, nephews and many friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing Monday, December 28, 2020, St. Matthew Church (Upper)  9:15 A.M.-10:15 A.M. followed by her Funeral Mass 10:30 A.M.. Rite of Committal Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, Langhorne PA.

Gerard R. Hesson "Jerry" age 72 passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2020, with his family by his side.

Loving husband of Nancy Hesson (nee Breyer). Devoted father of Lori McCready and Stephen Hesson. Grandfather of John McCready and Gia McCready. Brother of James Hesson (Linda), Robert Hesson (JoAnn), Ann Reeser (Mark), and Frank Hesson (JoAnn). Also survived by niece Tara Witte (Courtney), and numerous nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Jerry's Viewing Wednesday, December 23, 2020, from 3:00 P.M.- 4:00 P.M. at John F. Fluehr & Sons Inc. 3301-15 Cottman Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19149. Interment Private.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Jerry's memory to either the American Diabetes Association or the American Stroke Association.

Helen Coe (nee Altomare) age 93, on Monday  December 14, 2020.

Loving wife of the late Edwin M. Coe, Jr. Devoted mother of Michael (Cindy), Richard, Katherine, Edwin and the late William. Also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend Helen's Graveside Service Tuesday, December 22, 2020 1:00 pm at Holy Cross Cemetery, 626 Baily Rd, Yeadon, PA 19050.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alzheimer's Disease Association 399 Market Street Suite 102 Philadelphia, PA 19106.

Jean Marie (Carey) Sudell, 95, the matriarch of her family, passed away peacefully on December 12, 2020, at St. Martha Villa in Downingtown, PA.  

Jean was born in East Falls in 1925 to Leo and Sophie (Rieger) Carey.  She was followed eight years later by her beloved sister, Mary Jane Geiss, with whom she remained close throughout their entire lives.

When Jean was fourteen, she met the love of her life, William B. Sudell Jr. (Bill), who was only two days older.  Although she dated others, she told her children that as soon as she met Bill, she knew he was The One.

Vincent J. Mercante, age 52, on December 8, 2020. Loving son of Vincent and Jeanette Mercante. Also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Vincent was an organ donor to the Gift of Life

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at St. Bernard Church Cottage and Bleigh Streets, Philadelphia PA 19136.

It is with great sorrow that we have lost our son,Vincent on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. We know that he has gone on to a special place, but we will never stop missing him and loving him,  our hears are broken. To his family and friends who he truly loved and cared about, please find comfort in the memories of him and remember the laughter. Love you, Mom & Dad.


Elizabeth Schaefer  'Betty' (nee Silcox) passed away on Wednesday, December. 9, 2020 at the age of 88.

Beloved wife of the late Donald A. Schaefer. Loving mother of Dean and Steven Schaefer, Elizabeth Ann (Larry) Wolfe. Loving grandmother of Matthew and Michael Wolfe, Amber (Steve) Denelsbeck, Lauren Wolfe, great grandmother of  Kaitlyn Denelsbeck. Loving sister of John C. and Robert A. Silcox. Betty is preceded in death by her parents William and Margaret Silcox, and sisters Margaret Bennett and Ruth Greenwald.

May the good Lord open the gates of heaven for her and welcome her in with open arms. She is one of his very best. She will be in our hearts forever and will be missed very much.

Services and Interment Private.
Peter A. Loughery, passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2020, at the age of 41. Peter A. Loughery, passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2020, at the age of 41. 

Loving son of  James E. and Barbara (nee Grampetro) Loughery; stepmother of Carol Loughery. Peter is also survived by his brother James and step sisters Diana and Tina Scherer (Rick),  He is  survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, also his good friend Dave from Libertae.

Matthew A. Reluga, age 101, formerly of Fairmount Ave, and Afton Street, Philadelphia, passed away peacefully at Delaware Valley Veterans Home, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 4, 2020.

He was a proud member of the United States Army during WWII, fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. He was also the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Award, Bronze Star, Silver Star, American Theatre Service Medal with five bronze stars, and World War II Victory Medal. He recently received notification that he was granted the French Medal of Honor. He was employed at the Philadelphia Mint, Roxborough Glass Company, ITE Circuit Breakers Company, and Wanamakers.

Frances Elaine O’Neill (née Wickham) of West Chester PA (originally from Philadelphia) passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 2, 2020 at the age of 93.

Frances, better known as “Babe” to her family, was the daughter of Frances (Ball) and Thomas Wickham of Philadelphia and sister of Ruth (Wickham) Cionci (Jerry) and the late Thomas (Larry) Wickham. Frances attended Little Flower High School was married to her high school sweetheart from Roman Catholic High School, the late James O’Neill Sr, who was a Lieutenant with the Philadelphia Police Department. They raised their three children Jim, Maureen and Colleen in Mayfair.


Fran was an elegant lady who took pride in her appearance. She liked to have her hair, nails, and make up just so, and loved shopping for clothes. She always looked neat and trim, despite her sweet tooth for cake and frappes! 

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