Obituaries

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Rose Jennings (nee Skubisz) of Philadelphia, our most beautiful and loving mother, left us on May 16, 2020 at age 94.

She was at her home and surrounded by her children. She was a beloved wife of the late Gerald F. and devoted mother of Gerald ("Jerry"), Peter and Rosanne. She brought light, comfort and joy to each of us and will be dearly missed each and every day, The youngest of nine children. Rose is also survived by her sister, Sophia, and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held privately by her family at Old St. Joseph's Church on Willings Alley.

 


Timothy D. Clohessey, passed away on May 11th 2020, in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family at the age of 79.

Timothy is survived by his wife Kathleen (McGill), along with his children, Timothy J, Kathryn (Thomas), Maryann (Jason), Daniel (Colleen). Beloved poppy of Krysten DeCello (CJ), Heather, Joseph, Nicole, Keith, Kaitlyn, Pauly, Alyssa, Aiden, Thomas, Kayla, and Lenna. Also survived by his great-grandchildren Myah, Paisley, Makenna, Maci, Damien, Mia, Colton.

Timothy proudly served as a Marine and as a Philadelphia firefighter. During his retirement, Timothy enjoyed working at SPIN INC. as a cook alongside his favorite girl Kelly Kirk. During his time away from work he enjoyed cooking while singing along to his favorite Elvis songs. He enjoyed watching his favorite Philly sports teams.

Genevieve Spinnraker (nee Bartnowski), passed away after a long illness on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at the age of 91.

Beloved wife of the late Anthony Spinnraker. Beloved mother of Nancy Girkin (Richard L.), and the late Joan Cobley (Francis). Loving grandmom of Joseph A. Cobley and Richard K. Girkin. She is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family is saddened that her Funeral Mass and Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, will be held privately.
Joan P. Lennon, (nee McCrosson) passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at the Philadelphia Protestant Home after a long illness at the age of 85.

Wife of the late James F. Lennon. Beloved mother of Mary Frances Lennon, Timothy Lennon, Paul Lennon, Joyce Knoll (Walter) and the late Michael Lennon. Devoted grandmother of Sara Lennon, Alex Lennon, and the late James Knoll. Also survived by her loving sister Sr. Clare Immaculate I.H.M. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Theodore “Abb” Korolishin, 93, died peacefully in his sleep of natural causes on May 6, 2020. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Dolores (Henehan) and his son Ted. He is survived by his son Michael, his daughter-in-law Terry Cullison (David), five grandchildren – Jennifer Scott (Ron), Kieran (Andrea Soo), Michael (Breanna Shirtliff), Kathryn and Ted – his sister Eve Cooper, and nieces and nephews including Maryann Hartman (Jim), Liz Velardi (John) and Steve Cooper (Trilby).

Abb was born in June 1926, and was a lifelong Philadelphian, growing up in the Brewerytown section of the city, and graduating from Dobbins High School. He served in World War II in the Pacific Theater as a member of the U.S. Navy “Seabees.” After the war, Abb became the proprietor of several gas/service stations in Philadelphia, and later of Abb’s Auto Parts on James Street in Tacony, before retiring in 1986.

Abb was an avid gardener (and battler of deer, groundhogs and other wildlife); a great cook known for making homemade pierogies using a recipe and technique passed down from his mother Susanna; a beer enthusiast; and an all-around wonderful father, grandfather, uncle, neighbor and friend. He was well-loved in life, and will be greatly missed by many.
Thomas A. Pardini of Kennett Square on May 3, 2020 at the age of 84.

Beloved husband of Marian D. (nee Dougherty). Devoted father of Maria Pardini and Tom Pardini. Cherished Father in Law of John Esher and Skye Pardini (Tegtmeier). Adored grandfather of Jack and Tommy Esher.

Tom was the youngest of 10 children born to Geno and Bridget “Ethel” (Duffy). His father emigrated from Italy and his mother from Ireland. He is predeceased in death by his brothers, James (Iris), Frank (Catherine), Anthony “Buddy” (Donna) and his sisters, Catherine (Angelo), Marie (Pat), Ann (Eddie), Rosellen (Dan), Margie (Jim). He is survived by his sister Dolores (John), and countless nieces and nephews.

Tom was a proud graduate of West Catholic High School for Boys, Class of 1953 and of St. Joseph’s University. He was a long-time employee of the Boeing Corporation.

Tom was a faith filled man who worked hard and enjoyed life. He loved spending time at the Jersey Shore surrounded by his family and friends. He also enjoyed his ponies, a quick “ride” to Atlantic City to roll the dice, and a well made martini, or a cold beer.

Elsa Bivacca (nee Vaserik) of N.E. Philadelphia on May 4, 2020 at the age of 94.

Beloved wife of the late Abert F. Bivacca. Devoted mother of Stephen J. and Richard J. Bivacca and Carla R. Veltrup (Michael). Loving grandmom of Andrea (Daniel), Nicholas (LaShawna), Brianna and Ashley; great grandmother of Daniel and Julianna. Also survived by her nieces and nephews.

Services and Interment Private.
Norma T Gwynn (nee Tancredi) lost her almost 35 year battle with recurring breast cancer at 1:20 AM on April 30, 2020.

She was born in South Philadelphia on January 23, 1930 and recently celebrated her 90th birthday. She lived at the same house on Cottman Avenue for almost 70 years of her life.

Norma was predeceased by her parents Pasquale & Maria Tancredi. Norma was the last surviving member of the 9 Tancredi siblings: Rachel, Rose, Pasquale, Sam, Lena, Louise, Rudy and Joe. She was also predeceased her loving husband of 58 years, Frank. She is survived by her 4 children: Bill (Mary), Sue (Joe), Frank and Michael (Liz); 10 Grandchildren (who lovingly knew her as ‘Cuckoo’): Bill (Casey), Katie Anne, Matthew, Megan, Colleen (Jason), Danielle (Mike), Nicole, Lexi, Gianna & Marco and 3 Great-Grandchildren: Gabi, Nicholas and Vito.

John Francis Codori died from COVID-19 in Philadelphia on 24 April 2020.  He was born in Philadelphia on July 25, 1932, the sixth and youngest child of Dr. Laurence Murray Codori, Sr., a Baltimore native, and his wife, Marie Agnes Silk.  He was reared in Philadelphia in the Irish neighborhood known as “Swampooldle,” and was educated in the Catholic School system. He attended grade school at St. Columba’s, across the street from his home on Lehigh Avenue, and graduated from Roman Catholic Boys High School in 1950, where he was a member of the Track Team and ran Cross Country. After graduation, he worked at the Nabisco Company for two years and then General Motors for 43 years. He was employed in the processing and packaging department and was responsible for assembling automotive part orders for shipment.

At a young age John developed a love of all sports, especially Philadelphia baseball. The old Connie Mack Stadium was only four blocks from his home. He was so engrossed with the Phillies that in eighth grade he was caught making Box Scores Cards during class. The nun said to John: “If you had been born closer to the Academy of Music rather than the ball park you might be a musical virtuoso” (She had him make 10 more score cards for the convent). John was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus, Father Joseph C. Tomko Assembly #934 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, and for many years attended retreats with The Men of Malvern. 

James M. Fay, 91, of Egg Harbor Township NJ, Husband, Father, Brother, Grandfather, Uncle and Friend to all, died Saturday April 25, 2020 from natural causes at the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home in Vineland NJ.

Jim was born in Philadelphia to Michael and Madeline Fay in June 1928. He was a graduate of Roman Catholic High School, served in the US Army in Japan and Korea. He married his sweetheart T. Joan Hughes (1930-2016) on April 16th 1955. He was a long-time resident in St Matthews parish in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia where they raised four children. Jim worked for Reliable Sewer Cleaners, James Michael Fay Corporation and Reuter-Hanney until his retirement. He will be remembered as a great fisherman, conversationalist, smoker of fine cigars and card player.


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