Obituaries

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Russell A. Lucas Sr., 56, of Northeast Philadelphia, passed away on April 1, 2021 after faithfully battling an illness at home among his family.

He was born on December 20, 1964, to Phillip Lucas Sr. and Georganne (Hershey-Ball) Lucas in Philadelphia, PA and was raised as one of seventeen siblings by Sandra (Parks) Lucas. Russell touched the lives of so many people as an Associate Pastor of Faith Tabernacle Congregation beginning in December 2008. Additionally, he served the church in the role of International Secretary for approximately the last three years of his life. Previously, he provided for his family as a Master Carpenter for more than 30 years.

Joseph A. France, 80, passed away on Thursday April 1, 2021.

Joe emulated Frank Sinatra, and in his younger years would do his best to dress and look just like the performer. He also had a love for travel, seeing Europe, Vegas, and Atlantic City throughout his lifetime. Even though traveling was something he enjoyed doing, Joe made sure he based much of his travelling activities around the casino. He enjoyed gambling so much that he even published a book about the ever-popular card game, Blackjack.

Geraldine Bloh, 75, longtime resident of Rhawn Gardens passed away on Saturday, March 27, 2021.

Geri happily retired from the IRS after 35 years. After retiring Geri enjoyed volunteering at St. Basil Academy. Whether it was helping in the kitchen or chaperoning on trips to Bermuda, they could always count on her to help out.

Geri loved food. You could always find her watching The Food Network. She was always surrounded by recipes that she wanted to try. She would write them down on the first thing she found. It was never unusual to find a random recipe on an envelope, or bill, receipt… She liked to try many of the ones she found. But, after a few bites she was done. She may have liked to make food, but she wasn’t a big eater. Only a little bit on her plate, eat one thing at a time, and don’t let anything touch. 

Kevin “Elvis” Walker, age 52, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Thursday March 11th, 2021.  He was a remarkable father, son, brother, uncle and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

Kevin was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He was a proud graduate of Northeast High School where he was known for his exceptional soccer skills and infectious smile. When he moved to North Carolina and started his family, his love for soccer led him into a coaching role for his children. Kevin was also known for his strong work ethic and his passion for sales and customer service. With his larger than life personality, Kevin was able to make people laugh and connect with every person that he met. The memories shared with Kevin will forever live in our hearts and he will be dearly missed. 
 

Shelly A. Ellison-Mooney (nee) Kaufman, 56, originally from Gordon, PA passed away on Monday March 22, 2021.

Shelly was a huge fan of Jerry Garcia and was proud to be considered a Dead Head. She also had a love for Harleys and Rock & Roll. Anyone, who knew Shelly, would tell you she would do anything for those she loved. Shelly devoted her life to her kids and grandkids.

Edwin G. Greiner, 86, longtime resident of Mayfair passed away on Monday, March 22, 2021.

Edwin served in the Korean War as part of the US Army and worked for the Reading Railroad and Conrail for 43 years.  He served as his Union District Chairman for 10 years with the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks and was a devoted member of the St. Matthew Men’s Choir and Bowling League for many years. Playing golf, traveling, and spending time with his family was what he loved to do the most.Affectionately known as Poppy Ed by his grandchildren and great grandchildren he was always quick to joke and could almost always be seen dancing or singing. With a strong zest for life, Ed, was always living his life to the best by being a fun-loving person. He will be unbelievably missed by his family, extended family and many friends.

Sister Cora Marie McGuire, Missionary Servant of the Most Blessed Trinity, native of Brooklyn, NY, died on March 22, 2021.

Burial will take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery on March 29, 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.
   

Harold J. Osuch, 94, lifelong resident of Mayfair, passed away on Monday March 22, 2021.

Harold was a very devoted son, especially to his mother and was always ready to be there to help his sisters. He was a World War II Veteran and was a longtime member of the Steamfitters Local #420. Harold was an avid sportsman and enjoyed spending his free time fishing, hunting, boating, camping, skiing, scuba diving, golfing, and was even a small plane pilot. Being a bachelor, he was very generous to his nieces and nephews, often taking them on special trips across the United States.

Joan T. Bergiven. (nee Gallagher) of Mayfair on March 24, 2020 at the age of 84.

Beloved wife of the late Joseph P. Bergiven. Devoted mother of Michael J. (Carole), Paul G. (Lee), Joseph F., William J. and Robert V. Bergiven. Loving Nana of Kelli, Kaitlyn, Patrick, Michael, Matthew, Julia, Jessica, Isabelle, Christopher, Aidan and Nicholas. Dear sister of William Gallagher (Mary) and Barbara Frisco.


Hugh C. McDermott, 91, long time resident of Mayfair, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 19, 2021 with his family by his side.

Hugh was born in Inisclan, Mountfield, Omagh in County Tyrone, Ireland at the beginning of the Great Depression. He was the eldest of twelve children. His parents Hugh McDermott and Bridget Daly were farmers and raised livestock. Hugh loved working the fields and taking care of the animals and his favorite daily task was going up into the mountains with his father to herd the sheep. Sadly, Hugh lost his father at the age of thirteen forcing him to end his formal schooling and propelling him into the role of the family patriarch, a role which he would hold for the next eight decades.


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