Susan K. Boddy

Susan Kathleen Conners Boddy died peacefully in her home on October 29, 2023. She was 71 years old.

Sue loved to write poetry, make clothes and crochet. Her favorite activities were caring for dozens of children, going to the Renaissance Faire and adopting wolves from sanctuaries. Sue was also a dedicated election poll worker.

She was the wife of the late James D. Boddy, who died in 1999; daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard E Connors; Sister of the late Richard T Connors; survived by nieces and nephews and loved by many friends and neighbors.

Relatives and friends are invited to the visitation on Wednesday, November 8th 6 PM to 8 PM at John F Fluehrs 3301 Cottman Ave.

Kenneth L. Fruh

Kenneth L. Fruh, of Philadelphia, passed away on November 2, 2023, at the age of 79.

Kenneth was a retired Philadelphia Firefighter.

Beloved husband of the late Maryanne P. Fruh. Kenneth was the brother of Arlene Burke and Carole Heidinger. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation 9:00 am to 11:00 am, with his Memorial service to follow at 11:00 am, Monday, November 13, 2023, at John F. Fluehr Funeral Home, 3301 Cottman Avenue, Philadelpha, PA 19149. Interment at Forest Hills will follow his service.

Mary "Jane" Lopacinski (nee McKeon)

Mary "Jane" Lopacinski (nee McKeon) on November 2nd at the age of 92.

Jane was the beloved wife of the late Robert C. Loving mother of Lynn L. Radnich (Robert), Jane Paynter (Robert) and the late Robert (Karen). Dear grandmother of Robert (Erin), Michael, Rachel, Kylie, Dylan, and great grandmother of Riley. Jane was predeceased by her sister Elizabeth Quitmeyer and her brother Thomas McKeon.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Jane's viewing on Tuesday evening November 7th from 6-8pm at John F. Fluehr and Sons Funeral Home 3301 Cottman Ave Phila. Jane's Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Matthew's Catholic Church 3000 Cottman Ave on Wednesday November 8th at 10:30AM. Interment will take place are Our Lady of Grace Cemetery.

John Charles Cresci, Jr

John Charles Cresci, Jr, of Old City 84, passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2023.

John was a life-long Philadelphia resident. He was the son John Charles, Sr and Carmila (Melfe) Cresci. 

John graduated from Father Judge High School. He began his professional career with the United States Army in 1963, and eventually retired from the military in 1991, as a reservist. During his 60 plus years in working status, John was a proud Law Enforcement Officer, Detective, and Investigator. Most of his working years were with the Philadelphia Police Department (23 years - Patrolman and Detective), Philadelphia Housing Authority (16 years - Deputy Chief and Chief of Police) and United States Department of Agriculture (17 years - Senior Investigator). He valued his work in law enforcement so much that he never retired, maintaining his employment until the day he passed. Other than work, John enjoyed spending time with his family and close friends, dining out at fine restaurants, spoiling those who were near and dear to him, and traveling, especially to the shore, the Poconos and Florida.

Friends and family are welcome to join us for a viewing to be held at John F. Fluehr & Sons Funeral Home, 3301-15 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19149 on Saturday, November 4, 2023 from 9-11am. Prayer service to begin at 11am.

In Lieu of flowers donations in John's name can be made to a charity of your choice.

Marie J. Holmes

Marie J. Holmes of Philadelphia, passed away on October 25, 2023 at the age of 71.

Beloved wife of the late Robert S. Holmes. Devoted mother of Brian(Natalie) Holmes, Desiree(Carlos Mojica) Holmes and Andrea Holmes. Marie was the loving grandmother of Addison, Jude and Charlie Holmes, Max, Benjamin, Samuel and Elliana Mojica, and Gabriella Holmes.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral mass 10:30 AM Saturday November 4, 2023 at St. Jerome Church, Holme Ave. and Stamford St. Philadelphia, PA, 19136. Where her viewing will take place from 9:30 to 10:30 AM.

Interment Will be held privately at a later date.

Anthony C. Amentt

Anthony C. Amentt, of Ocean City, NJ, formerly of Mayfair, passed away on October 22, 2023, at the age of 97. Anthony was the past president of the Men of St. Matthew and a member of the Parish Council.
Anthony proudly served his county in the United States Navy.

He was the beloved husband of the late Jane M. Amentt (nee Kelly). Anthony was the devoted father of Kathleen A. Dixon (Edward), Anthony C. Amentt, Jr., (The late Meg) and Mark S. Amentt (Jill). He was the loving grandfather of Brian, Paul, Matthew, Kelsey, Jennifer, Edward and Tami.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral mass 10:30 am, Saturday, October 28, 2023 at
St. Matthew's Church 3000, Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19149, where his viewing will take place from 9:15 to 10:15 am. Interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem, PA.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
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Everett Harold Bickings

Our beloved Everett Harold Bickings departed this life Wednesday, October 18, 2023. He was born March 25, 2010 to parents Craig and Bernice Bickings. Everett’s life, though brief, was impactful. He was the personification of childlike faith and good nature. He had a pure heart, a creative mind, and a gentle spirit.

He highly valued family time in any form – vacations, movie nights, outings. His heroes were his parents; he cherished and admired his dad and adored no one more than his mom. He had a strong connection to his five older brothers. Everett had a fun sense of humor and loved to goof around with them; anyone could see that he saw each of his brothers as a role model. Everett was the constant companion to his younger sister. He was protective, and the two of them enjoyed many of the same games, activities, and entertainment. To Everett, his friends were just like family. He was a devoted and loyal friend. Many memories will be left of get-togethers, games, and outings with his buddies.

Everett had many varied interests. He loved playing games. He often played video games like Minecraft and Roblox with his friends and he loved playing board games and card games with his family. He liked Pokémon and had a small collection of the playing cards. He was in the middle of reading his book series, “Five Nights at Freddy’s”. Everett had a sketchbook and enjoyed drawing with pencils and markers. He also assembled several car Lego sets, which combined two more of his interests – cars and Legos – into one project. Everett was a bright student and worked diligently at school. He was also a devoted Christian and always gave testimonies to encourage others. He had a natural way with children, who adored playing with him. In fact, Everett had a natural way of getting along with anybody, and he made many connections because of this.

JoAnn McGaughrin

JoAnn McGaughrin (nee Hughes) , 68 , longtime resident of Tacony, Philadelphia, passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2023.

JoAnn was predeceased by her Husband John X. McGaughrin and her sister Debbie Kiem (Dave). She is survived by her sons Patrick & John McGaughrin (Carin) and her daughter Jessica McGaughrin; granddaughter Cecelia McGaughrin; siblings Terry Hughes and Deana McFarland (Joe).

A visitation will be held for JoAnn on Friday, October 27, 2023 from 9-10:30am at John F. Fluehr & Sons Funeral Home 3301 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa 19149. A memorial service will begin following the visitation at 10:30am. Interment will be private.

Michael J. Lacey

Michael J. Lacey, of Mayfair, passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 surrounded by his family at the age of 81.

Beloved husband of 38 years to Elizabeth Lacey (deceased). Devoted father of Colleen and Michael S. Lacey (Angela). Beloved Grandfather "P-Pop" of Paige & Michael Lacey. He is predeceased by his parents William and Sophia and his siblings; Larry, William, and Patrick Lacey and survived by his nieces and nephews.

Michael was a retired Philadelphia Police Officer/Detective and Veteran of the United States Air Force. Michael was a huge Philadelphia Sports “Phan”, especially the Phillies & Eagles. He also enjoyed disco, dancing, driving, sailing and crabbing.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Michael's Funeral Service on Wednesday, October 25th, 11:00 AM at John F. Fluehr and Sons Funeral Home, located at 3301 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia, PA. 19149, where his visitation will take place from 9-11AM. Interment will be held at Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Michael's memory to:

Philadelphia Police Foundation:
FOP Survivors Fund:

Allan W. Chandler

Allan W. Chandler passed on October 14th at the age of 77. Beloved husband of the late Janice Chandler (nee Huf). Devoted father of Candace Brubaker (Darren). Dear brother of the late Jack (Sylvia), Evelyn Paton (the late Barry), Robert (Sandra), the late Louise Annette, Charles (Jeanne), Linda Rumer (Harry), Kenneth (Teri), Warren (Karen), Timothy (the late Pamela). Allan is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Allan's graveside service on Friday, October 20th, 10 AM at Forrest Hills Cemetery, located at 25 Byberry Rd. Huntingdon Valley, PA. 19006.

John F. Fluehr & Sons, Inc.

Funeral Home Serving Families Since 1898

3301 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19149


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