Thomas F. Ewing

Thomas F. Ewing, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at Fox Chase Cancer Center surrounded by his loving family at the age of 57. 
Beloved husband of Clare M. (nee Ferry) Ewing. Devoted son of Joan M. (nee McGovern) Ewing and the late Vincent J. Ewing. Loving father of Amy, Christopher and the late Thomas. Dear Pop of Dominick. Brother of James Ewing (Pam), Peggy Monahan (Mark), Anita Riches (John) and Mary Wark (Jim); also survived by many nieces and nephews. 
His name is Thomas Francis Ewing, but you can call him Tom. He was born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia with four of his younger siblings and two loving parents. His siblings all had nicknames for each other as kids and since he was blessed with large Irish ears, his nickname was “Ears”.   His childhood was filled with fun and laughter.  Tom was a real ladies man in his teen years.  He also became responsible for taking care of his family, at the young age of 21, when his dad passed away. 

Bernard A. Scarcia

Bernard A. Scarcia, "Benny" of Northeast Philadelphia passed away suddenly on Monday, November 11, 2019 at Jefferson Frankford Hospital at the age of 72. Beloved husband of Sharon Scarcia (nee Sibilla) and the late Victoria J. Scarcia (nee Sauer). Devoted father of Darlene McGovern (David), Tina Widmann (Dave), Donna Forrester (Gary), Anthony Scarcia (Kelly) and step father of Scott Nagle (Debbie). Loving Pop of Rachel, Lauren, David, Hailey, Gavin, Dalton, Mason, Nathan, Victoria, Lucianna, Ava and Kaylee. Step brother of Vera Matlack, Dominic Ragazzone, Salvatore Ragazzone, Mario Ragazzone, Luigi Ragazzone and the late Pasqualina Muto and the late Vincenzo Ragazzone. Brother in law of Tom Sibilla, John Sauer (Donna), Henry Sauer (Debbie) and the late William Sauer (Claudia); also survived by his nieces and nephews.

As everyone knows, Benny loved many things in life. Food, cars (especially corvettes), Doo-Wop Music, Philadelphia Sports Teams, fishing at the lake, caring for his lawn and garden, but most of all, his family. He had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone. Everyone who met him, loved him. Benny was such a sensitive man, that he was often moved to tears while watching commercials. As the commercial ended, he would say "I enjoyed that." And that is how he lived his life, enjoying it to the fullest.

Michael A. Shields

Michael A. Shields, a U. S Navy Veteran formerly of Mayfair on November 9, 2019 at the age of 83.

Beloved brother of Mary Fiocca (the late Thomas). Devoted uncle of Bernadette McCutcheon (James); great uncle of Melanie and Trevor.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Viewing and Funeral Wednesday November 20, 2019 9:15 - 10:15 AM at St. Matthew Church (Upper) 3000 Cottman Ave. Philadelphia PA 19149 followed by his Funeral Mass 10:30 AM. Interment to follow at Washington Crossing National Cemetery at 1:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers contributions to St. Matthew Church at the above address would be appreciated.

Edward V. Kelly, Sr.

Edward V. Kelly, Sr. of Philadelphia PA. He served in the U.S. Navy for over 10 years and was a decorated  Korean War Veteran. He passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at the Philadelphia Protestant Home after a long illness at the age of 89.

Beloved husband of Dorothy R. (nee Moritz) Devoted father of Karen Mangold (Larry), Edward Jr., (Peggy) Timothy (Maryann), Mark (Barbara) and Brian (Lori). Loving Pop Pop of Michael, Danny, Matthew, Shane, Bryn, Timothy Jr., Shawn, Bridget, Matt, Carter, Alyssa, Amanda, Brian Jr. and Patrick. Step grandfather of Patti, Joey and Erin; great grandfather of 16; also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Frederick T. Truitt, Jr.

Frederick T. Truitt, Jr. of Northeast Philadelphia passed away on Wednesday October 30, 2019 after a long illness at the age of 43.

Beloved husband of Laura Truitt. Devoted father of Nicole Truitt, Stepfather of Alexander Morris and Paige Palmer, Grandfather of Emma  Loving son of Denise Truitt (Hughes) and Frederick T. Sr. (Michelle); grandson of Dolores Hughes. Dear brother of Timothy Truitt, Aimee Davis, Michelle Truitt and Christoper Truitt, also survived by his aunts, uncles and cousins.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend his Viewing and Funeral Tuesday November 5, 2019, 9:00 AM at John F. Fluehr & Sons, Inc. Funeral Home 3301-15 Cottman Ave Philadelphia PA 19149. Funeral Serivce 11:00 AM. Interment Magnolia Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contribuitions in Fred's memory to the charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated.

Eleanor P. Shay

Eleanor P. Shay (nee Perry) of Sandyford Park passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at the age of 77. Eleanor was born to William Wallace Perry and Margaret Perry (nee Kenny). She married Gerard "Jerry" Shay on April 8, 1972.

Eleanor is survived by her beloved husband of 47 years, Jerry; four devoted children, Christopher, John, Karen, and Laura; eight loving grandchildren, Emma, Thomas, Austin, Hunter, Vanessa, Maya, Layla and Everett; and three dear sisters, Patricia, Anne and Mary.

Eleanor was a selfless mother, devoted grandmother, and supportive wife. She was known as “The Commander” to her children, “Grandma Ele” to her grandchildren, “Mama Shay” to the Saint Hubert’s Drama Club, and “The Dragon Lady” to her clients in her long career in aviation insurance. She was an amazing woman who filled countless lives with her guidance, wisdom, joy, and laughter.

Marian H. Harrington

Marian H. Harrington, of Castor Gardens, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 21, 2019 at her residence after a long and courageous battle with ALS at the age of 65.

Beloved daughter of the late Patrick F. and the late Elizabeth (nee Casey) Harrington. Devoted mother of Sean D. Harrington. Loving sister of Brian Harrington and the late Daniel Harrington.

Relatives, Friends, and Employees of Jefferson Health Systems are invited to attend her Memorial Gathering Friday, October 25, 2019 9:15 - 10:15 AM at St. Matthew Church (3000 Cottman Ave Philadelphia PA 19149)  followed by her Funeral Mass 10:30 AM. Rite of Committal Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Mary D. Casavecchia

Mary D. Casavecchia, of N.E. Philadelphia formerly of Belmont Hills, passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Paul's Run surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with dementia at the age of 90.


Beloved daughter of the late Carmen and Anna (nee Comitta) Casavecchia. Devoted mother of Linda Casavecchia (Hector Torres) and David Casavecchia (Christine). Loving grandmother of David Jr., Hector Jr., Joseph and Julia. Dear sister of the late Anthony Casavecchia (Rosemary), the late Theresa Basile (the late Frank) and the late Carmen Casavecchia, Jr. Also survived by her numerous nieces and nephews.

Frances M. Weber

(nee Fox), formerly of Morrisville, PA passed away on Monday September 30, 2019, at the Immaculate Mary Home at the age of 98.

Beloved wife of the late Joseph A. Weber. Devoted mother of Ronald W. Weber (Marian),the late Margaret Doyle (Thomas) and the late Joseph Weber (Barbara). Loving Mom Mom of 13, great grandmother of 29 and great-great grandmother of 14. Dear sister of the late Robert Fox (the late Dora). Aunt of Robert Fox and Gregory Fox.

Robert B. McNamara

ROBERT B. "Bob" McNamara

A U.S. Air Force Veteran of Northeast Philadelphia, passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday September 28, 2019 at the age of 60.

Beloved husband of Eileen McNamara (nee Neibauer). Devoted son of Francis McNamara and Harriet Trinsey (Stan). Loving father of Dawn Cunningham (Ken), William Gelinas, Melissa McNamara and Jennifer McNamara. Dear Pop Pop of Kasey, Elijah, Ava, Abby, Jaydion, Vinny and Ju Ju. Cherished brother of Donna Garcia (Dave), Stan Trinsey (Megan) and Gregory Trinsey (Nora), also survived by his nieces and nephews.

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