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Arlene B. Rayzis, of Philadelphia, passed away Saturday, June 11th, at the age of 81, peacefully. Daughter of George F. Rayzis, Sr. and Anna L. Rayzis. Loving sister of George F. Rayzis, Jr. (Joan). Dear aunt of George J. Rayzis (Peggy), Michael Rayzis, and David Rayzis (Christina). Great aunt of Peggy Richardson (David), Colin and Shane Rayzis. Services Private.
Christopher  W. Dwyer
On June 10th, 2022 at the age of 65. Son of William and Claire Dwyer. Dear brother of Marce Noble (Steven).
Services Private.

Susan M. Walsh, passed away Wednesday, June 8th, age 68.

Daughter of William P. Walsh and Mary T. McDonough. Loving Mother of John (Colleen) and Nicole Bergami. Dear sister of William P. Jr. (Carol), Rosemary Cole (late Dennis), James, Kathleen (Richard). Susan was preceded in death by her siblings Michael and Francis. Susan is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Susan's visitation at John F. Fluehr and Sons Funeral Home 3301 Cottman Ave Phila PA 19149 on Thursday, June 16th at 10:30am where a service will begin at 12pm.

Carol J. Kuneck(nee Connolly) , 81, of Bensalem, PA, passed away Wednesday, June 8th, peacefully.
Carol was born in Philadelphia, PA on December 16, 1940, a daughter of Thomas E. and Jeanette Connolly (McKee).

Carol was the devoted mother of Christopher (Kristeen) and Joseph Kuneck. Carol is survived by her siblings Thomas (Bobbie), William (Vicki), Diane Ziemba (the late Richard), Susan Collins (Joseph). Preceded in death by her siblings Jack (Beth), Joan Hollahan (the late Roger), Patricia Woll (Bob) and Robert Connolly. Grandmother of Alexander Mikedis, Ryan Kuneck (Caitlin), Jonathan Kuneck. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Services will be announced at a later date.

Dianne Gallagher (nee Romsdahl), 77, passed away on Friday, June 3, 2022.

Dianne was the beloved mother of Stanley Plawa, Kimberly Plawa, and Jeffrey Plawa (Deborah); caring grandmother of Nicholas McCloskey; Lauren Hannan and Jeff Hannan, Jr; Laynee Plawa. She is survived by her great grandchild Lincoln McCloskey; siblings Marilyn Shaw (Bill), Wayne Romsdahl (Mary), and Sharon McGurk (John).

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her visitation on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at John F. Fluehr & Sons 3301 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19149 from 9:30-11:30am. A funeral service will begin at 11:30am; interment to be held privately at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations in Dianne’s name can be made to  ASPCA | American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Nicholas J. Bruce, Sr., 69, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 2, 2022 with his family by his side.

Nick is survived by his children Sommer Pellecchia (Roberto), Nicholas Bruce, Jr. (Christina), and Jonathan Bruce (Jackie); former spouse Denise Bruce. He was the proud grandfather of Vincenzo and Gianni Pellecchia; Joseph, Angelina, and Anna Grace Bruce; Caroline Bruce. Nick also leaves behind his siblings Laura Doria (Roger) and Anthony Bruce (Joan) along with extended family and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at St. Christopher Parish 13301 Proctor Road, Philadelphia, PA 19116 from 9:30-10:30am. A funeral mass will take place starting at 10:30am; interment to be held privately by the family at a later date.

Sandra L. Boone (nee Carpenter), 59, passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2022.

Sandy was the beloved wife of 35 years to William D. Boone; caring sister of Scott (Wenda), Jeffery (Shirley), Leslie, Shawn (Heidi), Curtis (Sheila), and Christine Carpenter. She was predeceased by her parents Jeanette (nee Bickings) and LeRoy Carpenter, Sr.; siblings Joann Reinert (Paul), Lisa Carpenter, and LeRoy Carpenter, Jr. Sandy is also survived by many nieces and nephews including Brittnay and Jeanette Reinert with whom she shared an almost motherly relationship. Sandy enjoyed helping others, church, and family functions, as well as time with the nieces and nephews. She was a faithful member of Faith Tabernacle Church.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at John F. Fluehr & Sons 3301 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19149 from 9-12pm. A funeral service will begin at 12pm; interment to follow at Lawnview Cemetery.

12/9/1935 – 5/30/2022

In Loving Memory

Goodbye to a wonderful woman and a beautiful mother.

It is with deep sorrow and much love that the family of Jessie A. Birkhead of Churchville and Feasterville, Pa. announce her peaceful passing on Monday, 5/30/2022 at the age of 86.

Jessie Ann Birkhead was born in Norfolk, Virginia to the late George Gallo Sr. and Anne Mae (McGirr) Gallo. Her father served as Chief Petty Officer of the US Navy and her mother a dress boutique manager in Philadelphia., Pa.

After graduating from Lincoln High School, Jessie married and moved to Bucks County, Pennsylvania and started a family. She had an enormous amount of pride taking care of her home and her six wonderful children she shared with former husband, George Birkhead Jr. Anyone who had the pleasure of having one of her meals knew she was an exceptional cook. Her children had fond memories of smelling something delicious cooking when they came home from school.

Jayden Reyes passed away on May 30, 2022 at the age of 2

Jayden was the loving son of Fernelys and Pamela Reyes and grandchild of Manuel Reyes, Ramona Vicente, Yunia López and Carlos García . Jayden will be sadly missed by all of his family and friends.

A viewing will be held for Jayden Friday June 3, 2022 from 6-8 where a service will be held at 8. Interment private.

Lewis Bennett III, much loved son, brother, nephew, cousin, friend passed away Thursday, May 26th, 2022.

Survived by parents Teresa and Lew (Rosangela) and sister Kirsten (Rob). Also mourned by his aunts Mary (Terry) and Terri (Andy) along with cousins Craig (Annie), Dawn (John), Jill and Alex ,and very best friend Sydney.

An old soul not made for this world. Remembered for his love of books, creative way of thinking and imagery of his writing that drew in a reader. Now you have the peace that eluded you. We love you, shine on you crazy diamond.
Donations in Lew’s name can be made to or

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