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Thomas F. Owens, III, 63, resident of Mayfair passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday January 20, 2021.

Thomas F. Owens, III was predeceased by his mother Mary Ellen Owens(nee Butler); his father Thomas F. Owens, Jr.(Darlene). Thomas is survived by his wife of 34 years, Ann Marie Owens(nee Bowes); son Thomas M. Owens(Katelin); daughter Jessica Owens. He was a proud grandfather of Madison and Tommy Owens. Thomas also leaves behind his 3 sisters Kathleen Owens, Christine Owens(Donna), and Ashley Rossi(Christian); and many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

Loretta Alderman of Huntingdon Valley, PA passed away peacefully on January 13, 2021 at the age of 73. Loretta was born in Aruba, on September 23rd 1947 to her late parents William “Bill” Otto Weber and Regina Eleanor (McClellan) Weber. She was joined by her sister Geraldine “Gerry” Weber in 1951. Her father’s work in the oil refineries took them to Saudi Arabia for several years and upon return to the US settled in Erdenhiem, PA where she and her sister were raised and attended Mount St. Joseph’s Academy.

Loretta was a lifelong student, completing her undergraduate studies from Chestnut Hill College in 1969 with degrees in Biology and Religion, and moved on to graduate studies at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Science where she met her husband Raymond “Ray” Robert Alderman in 1970; the son of the late Rudolph and Adele Alderman of Philadelphia, PA.


Sister Virginia Morris, Servant of the Most Blessed Trinity, a native of Harrisburg, PA died on January 15, 2021. 

Burial will take place at Holy Sepluchre Cemetery on Wednesday January 20, 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.
Shirley A. Reahm (nee Rumer) on Sunday, January 10, 2021. Shirley A. Reahm (nee Rumer) on Sunday, January 10, 2021. 

Loving wife of the late Harris Reahm. Devoted mother of John (Cheryl), Ken (Kristin), Lisa Pannell (the late Dennis), Mike (April), Chris (Amber), Dina Schaible (Reed), Scott, Brian (Rebecca), Jamie (Carley), also survived by 56 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Sister of Dianne Malley (the late Jack), Ralph Rumer (Agnes) and Bob Rumer (Grace).

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend a Graveside Service at Lawnview Cemetery 500 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046 on Wedesday January 13, 2021 at 12:30 P.M..
Mitchell C. Ignarski, 88, passed away surrounded by his family on Wednesday January 6, 2021.
 
Mitchell C. Ignarski was the beloved husband of Elaine Ignarski(nee Betz) for 59 years. Loving father to Mitchell K., Matthew J.(Jenny), Karen White(Chris); devoted grandfather of Gabrielle, Jonathan and Kiersten. Mitchell is also survived by his sister, and many nieces and nephews.
 
A visitation for Mitchell C. Ignarski will be held on Wednesday January 13, 2021 at St. Matthew’s Church 3000 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa 19149 from 9:15-10:15am. A mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30am following the visitation. Interment will take place at Holy Sepulcher Cemtery.  

Angela M. Bocchi (nee Carrello), passed away on Tuesday January 5, 2021 after a long and difficult battle with cancer at the age of 51.

Angela loved life and people who surrounded her instantly knew from her smile, she enjoyed the outdoors and especially the beach where she spent many summers.

Angela M. Bocchi was a loving wife to her husband, Peter Bocchi Jr. for 15 years. Angela was the beloved daughter of Arlene and the late Joseph P. Carrello, Sr. She was a devoted sister to Joseph P. Carrello, Jr. and (Adrian F. Drake). Angela is also survived by her nephew Joseph P. Carrello, III; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many cousins.

Edward J. Wilson, passed away on January 1, 2021. 

Loving husband of Dorothy A. Wilson (nee Meyer). Brother of Maryanne, Florence and George. Retired employee of the Philadelphia Federal Reserve. 

Edward's Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, January 8,,2021, at 10:00,A.M..St. Cecelia Church, 535 Rhawn St. Philadelphia,PA 19111. Rite of Committal Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Silvestro (Silva, Sal) Palestina of Northeast Philadelphia (formerly of S. Clarion Street, Philadelphia) died Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 5:15 AM. He was 95 and was a proud Veteran who served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.

He resided in the Rhawnhurst section of N.E. Philadelphia. He was a member of Resurrection of Our Lord parish for the past 35 years.

Silva was always ready, willing and able to help anyone. At the age of 84, he started to take painting classes. He was always on the go. He was predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Benedetta (Betty) nee Ciamberlano.

Clovena Frances Klenk (nee Yohn) passed away peacefully at home with family on Thursday, December 24, 2020 at the age of 95.Clovena Frances Klenk (nee Yohn) passed away peacefully at home with family on Thursday, December 24, 2020 at the age of 95.

Clovena was born in Mechanicsburg, PA on January 2, 1925, daughter to the late Frances (Trostle) Monroe Yohn and sister to the late Richard. Clovena would move to Philadelphia in 1943. In August of 1947, Clovena married Harold Klenk, who she met while in High School when they worked as Counselors at Camp Ladore, a Salvation Army Summer Camp. Together they had a full and enriching life raising ten children. Incredibly in addition to raising ten children, Clovena was a active member of her community.  She served over 45 years in the Girl Scouts mentoring countless young women and receiving recognition locally for her tenure, she also served as President of the Adaire PTA.
 

Paul Philip Grum, Jr., 41, lifelong resident of Bridesburg passed away suddenly on Friday January 1, 2021.

Paul enjoyed working with his hands and was always willing to help with any project. Paul was best known for his smile, jokes, and freely sharing his honest opinion. He was an avid hockey fan and roller hockey player. Paul loved having a good time at the Point bowling and relaxing on his porch with friends. He played an important part in the lives of many children, with his favorite moments being any that were spent with his children.

Paul P. Grum, Jr. was a devoted husband to his wife of 11 years, Kate Grum(neeWilliams). Paul was a proud and loving father to his 3 children Gabriella, Gavin, and Caleb Grum. He was the beloved son of Lorraine Berg(neeShiffler)(Frank) and Paul P. Grum, Sr.(Shirley). Paul is also survived by his sister Kelly Sabatino(Craig); nieces and nephews Gianna-Rose, Kiara, and Vinnie Sabatino; Ryan and Alice Williams. He leaves behind aunts, uncles, cousins, and many lifelong friends of Bridesburg who will all miss him dearly.


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