Obituaries

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Regina M. Kelly (Nee Costa), 89, passed away peacefully on Tuesday March 1, 2022, with her family by
her side.

Regina was the loving wife of John W. Kelly for 67 years until his passing in 2018. Beloved mother of
(late) John W. Kelly and Thomas P. Kelly (Laura); caring grandmother of Sara Arnhold (Justin) and (late)
Emily Kelly. She is also survived by two great grandchildren Emma and Evan Arnhold and many nieces
and nephews

JoAnn Shaffer, Age 72 on February 27,2022.
 
Loving Wife of the late Robert. Dear mother of Michael and Matthew.
 
Service will be Private.

Dolores A. Buck, 86, longtime resident of Mayfair, passed away on Tuesday, February 22, 2022.

Dolores was the beloved mother of (late) Catherine Bielawski (John), Steven Crall (Denise McLean), Lynn Marie Gallo (Anthony), Vincent Edward Crall; caring grandmother of Danielle Richards, (late) Vincent Benedetto; Angela Marie Ruhf (Andrew), Steven Crall, Jr. (Kyra), Adam Crall; Anthony Gallo, III (Deidre), Matthew Gallo (Melissa), Christina Chiaffa (Nicholas); Jessi Pearl O’Callahan (Bailey) and Shi Lynn Crall. She is also survived by numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Michael J. McGlynn, 53, of Philadelphia, PA, passed Sunday, February 20th

Michael was the loving husband of Francine (nee Samarco). Devoted father of Gina and Breanna (Elis Beleshko). Dear grandfather of Michael, William, Daniel, Liliana, Julian, and Alyssa "Sally Star". Brother of Daniel (Kim), the late John (Nancy), Susan Pierson (George) and Thomas (Pam). Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and extended family.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Michael's viewing at John F. Fluehr & Sons, Inc., 3301 Cottman Ave. Philadelphia, PA. Friday February 25th, 6p-8p and again Saturday 8:30am-10am, where a service will begin at 10am. Interment Westminster Cemetery

John A. Capra, 74, a longtime resident of Mayfair, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 18, 2022, with his family by his side.

John was the beloved husband of Diane Capra (nee Fortuna) of 50 years; loving father of John J. Capra (Tara Chambers), Sandy Collier (Jason), and Jamie Sabec (Brian), proud grandfather of Alyssa, Jason, and Abby Collier; Aubrey and Avery Sabec; Zoey and Delaney; and great-granddaughter Violet. He is also survived by his brother George Capra and was predeceased by his brother Paul Capra.

John was a devoted husband, father, and Pop-Pop. John truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures; spending time with friends and family, attending his grandchildren’s sporting events, and spending vacations at the Jersey shore.

James T. Downs (Jim) passed away surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, February 13, 2022 at the age of 74, from Multiple Myeloma Cancer.

Jim was the beloved husband of Concetta (Connie) Downs (Sepielli) for 50 years. Loving Father of James T. Downs, PhD., Jeffrey Downs, and Jaclynn (Jaci) Downs, adoring grandfather of Jada. He is also survived by his siblings Patricia O’Neill (Ret. Col. Peter), Joseph (Joan), and John (Beverley); sisters-in-law Lynn Ferrara (Jim) and Sue Pettola (Ray). Jim was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Florence Downs and his brother, Martin Downs (Debbie) and many nieces and nephews.

Patrick R. Seiberlich, 72, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday February 16, 2022.

Patrick was a loving brother to Michael (Sherry) and Ralph (Iryna); caring uncle of Rhonda Murray (Patrick), Dawn Hildreth, Michael, Patrick and Michelle Seiberlich. He is also survived by his nephews Ralph, Jr. (Jamie Caroll), George, and Kristopher Seiberlich; 5 great grand nieces and nephews, and many extended family members, neighbors, and friends.

Relatives and friends are asked to attend his viewing on Monday February 21, 2022 at John F. Fluehr & Sons 3301 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19149 from 9-10am. A funeral service will take place starting at 10am; interment to be held at Washington Crossing National Cemetery.

Richard K. Gray, 75, longtime resident of Mayfair, passed away on Monday February 7, 2022.

Richard was the beloved husband of Rosemarie Gray (nee Mroz) for 51 years; loving father of Richard L. Gray (Sandra), Brian Gray, and Charles Gray. He is also survived by his grandchildren Nicholas and Victoria; and his brother Gerald Gray (Carol).

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his visitation on Thursday February 10, 2022 at St. Matthew Church 3000 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19149 from 9:30-10:15am. A funeral mass will take place starting at 10:30am; interment will be held privately by the family at a later date.

Dean N. Lucas, 44, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday February 5, 2022.

Dean was the beloved husband of Heidi Lucas (nee Foster) for 23 years. Loving father to (late) Dean, Preston (Jessica Foster), Alec, Maverick, Savannah, Carson, Dawson, Donovan, Myla, and Molly Lucas; Caring brother to Philip Jr. (Jane), Kenneth (Bonnie), Joseph (late Elizabeth), (late) Russell (Cindy), Gary (Ellen), Cheryl Pannell (David), William (late Andrea), Wayne, Anita Howell (Richard), Deann Louie (Chris), Keith (Tonya), Yvonne Foster (Michael), Stephen (Renita), Scott (Robin), (late) Sharon, and Sheri Paton (Mark). Dean also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends, who will all miss him dearly.

Freda H.Hemerka (Hartzel) 91, of Churchville, went home peacefully into the arms of the Lord, on January 28,2022 at the Buckingham Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing Home.

Freda married William Hemerka on May 30, 1948 and was blessed with three wonderful children. Freda is preceded in death by her parents Samuel and Elsie, four siblings, and husband William. Freda is survived by her three children: Dan (Debbie), Diane (Chuck), Dawn (Ken); 7 grandchildren: Shawn (Heather), Danielle (Mark), Jason, Denise (Chris), Darlene, Courtney, Kyle: and 2 great granddaughters: Reese and Hadley.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to The American Lung Cancer Society in memory of her late husband or the Gibbsboro Methodist Church, Gibbsboro, NJ. Freda's family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to The Buckingham Valley Nursing Home. The funeral and burial will be private per Freda's request.


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