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"So much of me
Is made of what I learned from you
You'll be with me
Like a handprint on my heart"
-For Good, Wicked

Sandra Vanderslice was born on June 3, 1963 to George Vanderslice and Rita (nee Gentil). As the fourth of five children, she definitely knew how to share one bathroom.

Each and every message the family received offering condolences cited (at least) one extremely kind and generous act Sandy did for him/her that she didn't have to do. She was always going above and beyond for everyone, even if it made her own day difficult. It never mattered what someone needed from her. If she made someone else smile, she smiled. For as much as she did for other people, she never asked for anything herself.

James P. Donaghy (Jim) age 87 passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2020 with his family by his side.

Loving husband of Margaret Donaghy (nee McLaughlin). Beloved brother of Patrick Donaghy (Grace). Devoted father of Theresa Donaghy; James Donaghy, Jr. (Charlene); Kevin Donaghy (Margie); Brian Donaghy (Jacquie); and Gerard Donaghy (Rachel). Grandfather of Juliet Donaghy Skopek (Andrew); Brittanie Donaghy (fiancée James); Jennifer Donaghy; Brian “Rob” Donaghy; Shane Donaghy; and James H. Donaghy. Also survived by great-grandchildren Eli, Justin, and Grayson as well as many nieces and nephews.

Andrew P. Gill, age 92, passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2020.

Loving uncle of Gerald (Deborah), Thomas, Michael (Joni) and John O'Farrell.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend his Viewing Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at St. Matthew Church (Upper) 9:15 - 10:15 AM followed by his Funeral Mass 10:30 AM. Rite of Committal Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.


Jean Berdell Wydra (nee Rumbel) passed away peacefully at home on Thursday December 10, 2020 at the age of 100 yrs.

Jean was one of three children born to Reed And Inez Rumble in Ringtown, PA on July 3, 1920. She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony Wydra. Jean was a devoted mother to Robert Wydra, Carol Lamplugh, Judy Pion and Barry Wydra, and loved by multiple grandchildren, great grandchildren and even great great grandchildren. 

She worked as a nurse and graduated from Allentown Nursing School and also worked as a bookkeeper. In life she enjoyed getting her hair done, going to Casinos and the Racetrack . She will also be remembered by her family and friends for her quirky likes such as her love of Vicks Vapor Rub and Jimmy Rollins of the Phillies. She was also an avid reader with a love of candy, fuzzy socks and a nip of honey Whiskey.
Mary Ann Van Buskirk (nee Urbanski) age 68 passed away on Friday, December 18,2020.

Loving wife of the late Joseph S. Van Buskirk. Devoted mother of Amy Donohue (Ricky) and Joseph M. Van Buskirk (Samantha Corkery). Loving grandmother of Rowan, Matthew and Jay, also survived by nieces, nephews and many friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing Monday, December 28, 2020, St. Matthew Church (Upper)  9:15 A.M.-10:15 A.M. followed by her Funeral Mass 10:30 A.M.. Rite of Committal Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, Langhorne PA.

Gerard R. Hesson "Jerry" age 72 passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2020, with his family by his side.

Loving husband of Nancy Hesson (nee Breyer). Devoted father of Lori McCready and Stephen Hesson. Grandfather of John McCready and Gia McCready. Brother of James Hesson (Linda), Robert Hesson (JoAnn), Ann Reeser (Mark), and Frank Hesson (JoAnn). Also survived by niece Tara Witte (Courtney), and numerous nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Jerry's Viewing Wednesday, December 23, 2020, from 3:00 P.M.- 4:00 P.M. at John F. Fluehr & Sons Inc. 3301-15 Cottman Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19149. Interment Private.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Jerry's memory to either the American Diabetes Association or the American Stroke Association.

Helen Coe (nee Altomare) age 93, on Monday  December 14, 2020.

Loving wife of the late Edwin M. Coe, Jr. Devoted mother of Michael (Cindy), Richard, Katherine, Edwin and the late William. Also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend Helen's Graveside Service Tuesday, December 22, 2020 1:00 pm at Holy Cross Cemetery, 626 Baily Rd, Yeadon, PA 19050.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alzheimer's Disease Association 399 Market Street Suite 102 Philadelphia, PA 19106.

Jean Marie (Carey) Sudell, 95, the matriarch of her family, passed away peacefully on December 12, 2020, at St. Martha Villa in Downingtown, PA.  

Jean was born in East Falls in 1925 to Leo and Sophie (Rieger) Carey.  She was followed eight years later by her beloved sister, Mary Jane Geiss, with whom she remained close throughout their entire lives.

When Jean was fourteen, she met the love of her life, William B. Sudell Jr. (Bill), who was only two days older.  Although she dated others, she told her children that as soon as she met Bill, she knew he was The One.

Vincent J. Mercante, age 52, on December 8, 2020. Loving son of Vincent and Jeanette Mercante. Also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Vincent was an organ donor to the Gift of Life

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at St. Bernard Church Cottage and Bleigh Streets, Philadelphia PA 19136.

It is with great sorrow that we have lost our son,Vincent on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. We know that he has gone on to a special place, but we will never stop missing him and loving him,  our hears are broken. To his family and friends who he truly loved and cared about, please find comfort in the memories of him and remember the laughter. Love you, Mom & Dad.


Elizabeth Schaefer  'Betty' (nee Silcox) passed away on Wednesday, December. 9, 2020 at the age of 88.

Beloved wife of the late Donald A. Schaefer. Loving mother of Dean and Steven Schaefer, Elizabeth Ann (Larry) Wolfe. Loving grandmother of Matthew and Michael Wolfe, Amber (Steve) Denelsbeck, Lauren Wolfe, great grandmother of  Kaitlyn Denelsbeck. Loving sister of John C. and Robert A. Silcox. Betty is preceded in death by her parents William and Margaret Silcox, and sisters Margaret Bennett and Ruth Greenwald.

May the good Lord open the gates of heaven for her and welcome her in with open arms. She is one of his very best. She will be in our hearts forever and will be missed very much.

Services and Interment Private.

John F. Fluehr & Sons, Inc.

Funeral Home Serving Families Since 1898

3301 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19149


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