Obituaries

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Dolores R. Palys (nee Wawroski), 95, passed away on Thursday February 11, 2021.

Dolores was a devoted wife to (late)John J. Palys for 60 years. She was the beloved mother of Geri Paulits (Ken), (late) Larry Palys, and Christine Stefankiewicz (John). Dolores was loving Nana to Eric Palys, Sr.; John Palys (Kate); Christopher (Lynette) and Adam Stefankiewicz. She was also a proud great grandmother to Eric, Jr. and Ella.

Dolores was a life long resident of North East Philadelphia.  She met her husband John in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia.   They married and moved to Tyson Avenue.  Dolores lived on Tyson Avenue for 69 years where she raised her family and cared for her grandsons. 

She loved her home in Mayfair. Dolores was always smiling.  She was quick to share her Nescafe coffee or hot tea when you came to visit her.  She will be greatly missed, remembered and cherished by all who had the pleasure of knowing and loving her.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Tuesday February 16, 2021 at St. Matthew’s Church 3000 Cottman Ave., Phila, Pa 19149 from 9:15-10:15am. Mass to follow at 10:30am; an interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family has asked for donations to be made to St. Matthew’s Sanctuary Fund at the above address.

Vernice M. Paolella, 90, passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2021.

Vernice was a devoted wife to Michael Paolella for 60 years until his passing in 2012. She was the beloved mother of Michele Watkins, Tina McElvarr (Richard), and (late) Peter Paolella. Vernice was a proud grandmother of Gregory Watkins (Katy); Stephanie McGoldrick (Brian), Nicholas Patras (Stephanie); the late Michael Paolella; and great grandmother to Branden, Blaise, Mackenzie, Gavin, Peyton, and Carson.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a viewing for Vernice Paolella at St. Jerome’s Church, 8100 Colfax St., Philadelphia PA 19136 on Tuesday February 16, 2021 from 9:15-10:15am. Mass to follow at 10:30am; interment at Resurrection Cemetery 

In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association by visiting: www.Alz.org

Brian Keith Martin, 35, passed away suddenly at his home on Sunday, February 7, 2021.

Brian Martin was the son of (late) Eleanora “Linda” (nee Still) and (late) Thurman Azil Martin, Jr. Brian was the beloved brother of Sherie Martin, William Still, Anthony Still, Darius Still, Patience Still, Thurman A. Martin, III, Christine Sellers (Pierce), David Martin, Mark Martin, Gregory Martin, Linda Martin, and Kenneth Martin. He was a proud and loving uncle to Elijah; Kayla, Kylan, Ronan; Davita; and Marelli. Brian is also survived by a host of family and friends, who will all miss him dearly.

Ronald MacMurray, 33, passed away suddenly on February 3, 2021.

Ronald MacMurray was the beloved son of Barbara (nee Schanz) and Richard MacMurray. Loving brother to Heather Pacheco(late Tommy Severns), Michael Pacheco(Lisa Stearn), and Maricka MacMurray(Robert Flynn). Ronny was a proud uncle of Eddie Martin; Alex Layman, Robert Flynn, Jr., Emma Rose Flynn; Madalyn, Mikeala, Ava, Elsie Mae Pacheco. He is also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, who will all miss him dearly.

Concetta DeAngelis (nee Ippolito), of Philadelphia, on February 2, 2021 at the age of 96.

Beloved wife for 73 years of the late Peter DeAngelis, Sr. Devoted mother of Anthony DeAngelis (Frances), Margherita Whitman, Peter DeAngelis, Jr. (Patricia). Adored grandmother of Christina DeAngelis, Maria Fernando (Rohan), Tricia Kelley (Robert), Lisa Kinneman (David), and Laura Whitman (Tracey). Proud great-grandmother of Jackson, Natalie, Leo, Lorelei, Chiara, Adeline, Kai, and Honor.

Connie grew up in South Philadelphia with her parents, Concetta and Giuseppe, and her late siblings, Rose, Edith, and Anthony. She showed a love and aptitude for learning from her earliest years. Determined to receive the best education possible, even as an elementary school student and against her father’s wishes, she insisted on going to St. Paul’s instead of the public school close to home. She walked to school every day and would remain in the school office during lunchtime, performing small tasks for the Sisters, as the other children, went home for lunch nearby. Connie attended three years at South Philadelphia High School before, like many 16-year-olds of the day, she was told to leave school in support of the family. Her family often wondered what path she might have followed had she continued her education, particularly given her natural proficiency for math. (which not all her children or grandchildren would inherit.)

Gail Claire Parker, 75, passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2021.

Gail Parker was the beloved wife of Carl Weber; stepmother to Michael, Diana and Cynthia Weber; stepgrandmother to Olivia, Madison and Dylan Dick. Gail also leaves behind her loving cousins, all her dear friends and her cherished fur kids, Brandie, Athena and Leo. She spent most of her life rescuing and caring for animals. 

A visitation for Gail Parker will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at John F. Fluehr and Sons, 3301 Cottman Avenue, Phila, PA 19149 from 10:30 am-11:30 am; Funeral Service will be held privately by the family. Masks are mandatory. Interment will take place at Washington Crossing National Cemetery at 1:30pm.

Matthew A. Heath, 43, resident of Mayfair passed away suddenly on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.

Matt was the beloved son of Richard Heath, Sr. and Betsy Heath (nee Wesner). He was a loving brother to Richard Heath, Jr. and a proud Godfather to his niece Jenna Heath. Matthew  is survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins, who will all miss him dearly.

A visitation for Matthew will be held Thursday, February 11, 2021 at John F. Fluehr and Sons Inc. 3301 Cottman Ave, Philadelphia PA 19149 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm followed by his Funeral Service at 7:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made in Matthew’s name to Right Direction Living (RDL) 103 Stone Hill Dr., Pottstown, PA 19464.

Linda White (nee Wicker), 70, passed away at home on Friday, January 29, 2021 with her sister by her side.

Linda was a devoted wife to her husband (late) Joseph P. White and the beloved sister of Carol Wicker. Linda also leaves behind her friends, who will miss her dearly.

A graveside service will be held for Linda White on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at Greenmount Cemetery. For those who wish to travel in our funeral procession, please meet at John F. Fluehr and Sons Funeral Home 3301 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa 19149 in between 8:45-9am. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that you pay it forward by doing a good deed for others.

Sister Paul Miriam Marcigliano, Servant of the Most Blessed Trinity, a native of Brooklyn NY died on
January 27, 2021. 

Her burial has been rescheduled due to weather and will take place at Holy Sepluchre Cemetery on Wednesday, February 3, 2021.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at some time in the future at Blessed Trinity Mother House Chapel to which family and friends will be invited.

Joan Piatek (nee Bentley), 89, passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2021.

Joan lived for her family and enjoyed cooking, cleaning, and making sure everyone always had enough to eat. She loved her time traveling, whether to the casinos with a senior group or vacationing in Florida. Joan was always ready to go with a second’s notice and she was always ready to help the same way.

Joan was the beloved wife of (late) Joseph for 54 years. She was a loving mother to her daughters Joan Grey and Marianne Piatek. Joan leaves behind nieces and nephews, friends and neighbors, who will all miss her dearly.


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