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Steven Petkovic July 3, 1971 - June 20, 2020

Steven was born to the parents of Sava and Bertha Petkovic (nee Ilijasevich).   Steven leaves behind his brother Daniel Lazovich, sister-in-law Virginia (Ginny), his nephew Michael and nieces Emily and Laura.

Steven graduated from Northeast High School in Philadelphia. He also participated in music therapy at the Settlement Music School Kardon-Northeast Branch. The music therapy gave him a love for music  Steven had a nice collection of instruments that he enjoyed and continued with his music classes. He would also sing his heart out to any song. He loved the Beach Boys, Elvis and Michael Bolton!  Though the real love of his life was his competing in the Special Olympics, whether it was bowling, softball throwing or running, Steven always gave it his best.  He achieved over a hundred different medals and awards for his participation in the different areas of competition. Steven also, loved to travel. He loved going on cruises, and traveling to Gracelandas well as the Grand Canyon, Puerto Rico and Las Vegas.

Elizabeth L. McElvaney, (Betty), (nee Thompson) age 88 of Philadelphia.

Resident of Paul's Run Retirement Community. Died April 28, 2020, and exactly 36 years to the day, Betty has been reunited with her beloved husband, James J. McElvaney Sr. Jim was the love of her life and he treated her like the princess she was to him. They were a beautiful couple to all who knew them.

Devoted mother of 3 sons, James J., Jr. (Eileen), Gary (Cathy), Michael (Anna). Cherished "Nan" to Brian, Kevin (Megan), James J. III (Liz), Mary Kate (Patrick), Megan (John), Kasey and Elizabeth. Loving great grandmother, "GG", to Brie, Luke, Nora, James J. IV, and Maura. Survived by her brother, Bill (Agnes) and her loving nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her best friend and sister, June Wielgus and Betty's great-grandsons, Baby Ryan and Baby Noah.

Betty was a essence of unconditional love to all of her family and to her friends, She will be sorely missed by many but will forever be in our hearts. We love you, Mom.

Due to Covid-19, of which Betty fell victim, a Memorial Gathering and Funeral Mass will be held at a later date.



 

Joseph V. Keys, Jr., "Joey" of Northeast Philadelphia passed away suddenly on Sautrday March 14, 2020 at the age of 31.

Beloved son of Tracy L. Rajkowski and Joseph V. Keys Sr. Devoted brother of Shawn Keys, Matthew Keys, David Rajkowski and Allie Rajkowski. Loving grandson of Linda Bogart and Lucille Keys. Also survived by his aunts, uncles and cousins.

Joe was a proud graduate of Upper Moreland High School, Class of 2007. He was an electrician, and a "Jack of all Trades". One of Joe's best talents was drawing, a hobby that filled his "free" time. He was a football and hockey enthusiast and an avid skateboader. Most of all Joe loved his family and his friends.

Sister Josefa Marie Cordero Missionary Servant of the Most Blessed Trinity, a native of Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico died on June 15, 2020.

Burial will take place at Holy Sepluchre Cemetery on June 19, 2020.. 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.
Mary Elizabeth Keul passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2020 at Chandler Hall after a long illness at the age of 78.

Beloved daughter of the late William & Mary (nee Field) Keul. Predeceased in death by her brother William Keul. Devoted aunt of Joseph Keul, William Keul and Kristin Keul. Loving cousin of Saramarie Kipp and Mary Jane Murnane. Also survived by her many friends and "sorority sisters.". Mary will be remembered for her humility, generosity and her charitable works to people in need. Mary volunteered for many years as a guide at the Dominican Retreat House for the Blind Retreat.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend her Viewing Funeral Thursday June 18, 2020 8:15 am at John F. Fluehr & Sons, Inc. 3301-15 Cottman Ave Philadelphia PA 19149 followed by her Funeral Mass St. Cecilia Church 10:00 am. Rite of Committal Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to St. Cecilia Church 535 Rhawn St. Philadelphia PA 19111 would be appreciated.

   

On Wednesday, June 10, 2020, Ashley Worrell, loving daughter and sister, passed away at age 26.

Ashley attended Academy Park High School in Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania and later enrolled in Empire Beauty School where she completed their Cosmetology Program.

Ashley was the youngest of five children and is preceded in death by her father, Richard Worrell and Grandmother Florence Worrell. She is survived by her Mother Margaret Worrell, Grandparents, Charles and Joan Raech, her four siblings, Richard, Ryan (Jessica), Steven (Stephanie), Amber (Aaron), her Nieces, Ava Jones, Olivia Worrell, her Nephews, Liam Worrell, Owen Worrell, and several Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.

Ashley will be remembered for her caring and compassionate nature and the love and affection she showed her family, friends, and those who knew her. She cherished the time she spent with her nieces (Olivia and Ava) and nephews (Liam and Owen).

 

                   “Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth,
                              yet they have not prevailed agains tme.”    
                                                        Psalm 129.2

Age 69, of Mayfair, Philadelphia.  Lost his battle against COVID-19 on April 26, 2020.

John was the beloved son of the late Bernard McGrath and Jacqueline O’Neill McGrath; and husband to the late Jane Rodgers McGrath.

Born and raised in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, John attended St. Matthew’s Parish School and was graduated from Father Judge High School for Boys in June of 1968.

John Anthony Ottey Born September 7, 1949 Passed May 31, 2020

John was predeceased by his wife Mary Ottey (nee Hawryshko), survived by his children Michelle Ottey (Christy Santos) and John D. Ottey, and his sister Carole Dombrowski (Mark Dombrowski).

Private services will be held for immediate family. John will be interred at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War, like many others his experience shaped his entire adult life and affected him deeply. Because of this, in lieu of flowers, we ask that his memory be honored with donations to https://www.garysinisefoundation.org/ that works to support Veterans’ mental and physical health.

  

Joseph W. Perry Sr Born: June 4, 1927 Passed: May 7, 2020

Written by Tim Perry

Have known day would come. My Dad passed this afternoon. Joseph W. Perry Sr. He had tested positive for the virus the other day. He went in the company of some of my immediate family, and was not alone.

My friends know I seldom post personal thoughts on here, but I have to tell you about my Dad.

He was 93 years old. 93, Good Lord. He had a sister, Marie, who he loved dearly and she loved him. He had out lived two wives, my Mom Barbara and my step-mom Delores. (My Mom and Dolores were best friends that made for some playful rumors after he married Delores). He had two sons, and a daughter (Joe and Barbara). Also, had three step-children, David, Missy and Frank Piver, who were like blood relatives to him and me. He a few step grand-kids he adored to. And, he had nieces and nephews he was proud of as well.

To Judith’s extended family and friends:

It is with a heavy heart; we share the news of former Social Work Services Executive Judith Galimore Talbert’s passing (February 25, 1946 – May 9, 2020).  Judith passed after suffering multiple heart attacks on the same day, due to complications of her diabetes.  

Judith was a wonderful sister, wife, mother, aunt and cousin, but most of all, a social worker with a heart and compassion to all in her path.  If you knew Judith, you knew someone who was a fantastic person with an infectious laugh, a mild manner personality, but a fire in her heart to do right by others.

Judith, a proud Spelman girl – as she kindly would remind you – was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, to the late Arnold and Ruby (Oliver) Galimore. Judith graduated from Shortridge High School, Indianapolis.  From there, she went on to Spelman College, Atlanta, GA, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts, Microbiology, Class of 1967.  She attended Graduate School at the University of Michigan, where she acquired her Masters of Social Work, Class of 1972.


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