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Daniel Vincent Checchia, 94, formally of Mayfair, passed away on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at Thornwald Home in Carlisle, PA. He was born February 13, 1925 in Philadelphia, to the late Salvatore and
Mary (Mancini) Checchia.

Dan worked as an electrician throughout his career and was an electrical superintendent when he retired in 1980. He was also an Army Veteran. Dan served with the 818th Tank Destroyer Battalion from the Normandy Beaches through Bastogne and on into the Rhineland. He was proud of this service, and he and his wife Caroline attended the Battalion‘s reunions year after year. He was also a skilled craftsman and woodworker, an avid golfer, and a lifelong Eagles Fan.

Dan was a loving father to his son Daniel Jr (Elizabeth), Mechanicsburg, PA and daughter Denise (Dennis) Orenshaw, and deeply loved by his grandchildren, Steven Orenshaw and Kelly Orenshaw, his cousins and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Caroline (Dell'Arciprete) Checchia and sisters, Anna Trommer and Phyllis Madaline.

A Memorial Service celebrating Daniel’s life will be held on January 5, 2020 from 10 AM to 12 PM at John F. Fluehr & Sons, Inc. 3301 Cottman Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19149. Interment of both Daniel and his beloved wife Caroline will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Alzheimer’s Association 399 Market Street, Suite 102
Philadelphia, PA 19106

STANLEY J. WOJCIECHOWSKI
of Tacony on December 24, 2019. Beloved husband of the late Regina Wojciechowski  (Vetrone). 

Devoted father of Joan A. Ewing (Jeffrey) and the late Daniel Wojciechowski, grandfather of Travis, Steven (Amy), Kyle and Brett.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend his Viewing and Funeral Monday December 30,2019 St. Bernard Church, Cottage St. and Bleigh Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19135 from 8:45A.M.- 9:45A.M. followed by his Funeral Mass 10:00A.M.. Rite of Committal St. Peter Cemetery.

KATHRYN B. DEE (nee Kelly), wife of the late Thomas P. Dee.

Beloved mother of Beatrice Leyden (James), Mary Katherine Dee (Robert Spikol), Cecilia Dee (Sarah Englander), Thomas S. Dee (Sara Ranck) and the late Ann Marie. Grandmother of James, Daniel, Holly, Emma, Kevin ,Nora, Jonah and Liam. Sister of Margaret Kelly, the late John Kelly and Sister In-Law of Nancy Kelly

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend her Viewing and Funeral Thursday December 26,2019 St. Martha Church 11301 Academy Rd. Philadelphia, PA 19154 from 8:45 A.M. - 9:45 A.M. followed by her Funeral Mass 10:00 A.M. Rite of Committal Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions in Kathryn's memory may be made to St. Chistopher's Foundation for Children (SCFChildren.org) 1800 JFK Blvd. Suite 1550 Philadelphia, PA 19103.

Ruth E. Lisowski (nee Trzaskawka) on December 22, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Walter H. Lisowski .

Devoted mother of Audrey Nagel (Michael) and David (Marie) Lisowski . Loving mom mom of David and Joseph Lisowski. Sister of Paul Trask, sister in law of Mary Apice and Lorraine Steigerwalt, also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend her Viewing Thursday December 26, 2019 St. Matthew Church (Upper) 3000 Cottman Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19149 from 9:15 - 10:15 A.M. followed by her Funeral Mass 10:30 A.M.. Interment Private.

In lieu of flowers contributions in Ruth's memory may be made to the National Humane Society 1255 23rd St. NW Suite 450, Washington, DC 20037

KATHLEEN M. HOFFMAN
(nee Mc Call) formerly of Holmesburg on December 14,2019. Beloved wife of the late  Richard J. Hoffman.
Devoted mother of Richard Hoffman (Lisa), Michael J. Hoffman (Fran) , Robert Hoffman (Diane), Peter Hoffman (Dana) and the late Christopher Hoffman. Sister of Margaret Young, also survived by 10 grandchildren and great grandson.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend her Memorial Gathering Friday December 20,2019  9:00A.M. at St. Bernard Church ,Cottage St. and Bleigh Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19136, followed by her Funeral Mass 10:00A.M.. Rite of Committal Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions in her memory may be made to St.Bernard Church 7341 Cottage St. Philadelphia ,PA 19136.

EDWARD L. GUERTSE JR.
of Mayfair on December 15, 2019. Beloved husband of the late Barbara E. Guertse (nee Mayberry). Devoted father of Edward P. Guertse (Cathleen) and Scott A. Guertse (Cindy). Loving grandfather of Devon, Camryn and Jennifer.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend his Viewing Saturday December 21, 2019 9:00A.M.-10:30 A.M. John F. Fluehr & Sons Inc. 3301-15 Cottman Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19149. Service 10:30A.M. Interment private. In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church 3101 Tyson Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19149

ANNE T. JUDGE
(neeZadrozny), on December 13,2019. Beloved wife of the late Edward J. Judge. Devoted mother of Edward J. Judge ( Rebecca), Beverly Moore, Michael J. Judge (Cyndi) and Timothy J. Judge (Hai) and the late Marianne Judge. Loving grandmom of Megan , Melissa , Shannon, Timothy, Christopher, Sean and Michael. Loving  nana of Kiley, Juliano, Jake, Dylan, Vaida, Avery and Benjamin.

JOHN R. REICK
Of Mayfair passed away on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the age of 38. Devoted son of Robert "Bob" and Geraldine "Gerry" (nee Lydon) Reick. Devoted brother of Ann Reick, Maureen Tankelewicz (Tom) and Kathy Quinn (Tim). Loving uncle of Thomas, Justin, Siobhan, Ryan, Brendan, Emma, Maura, Molly, Keira, Lauren and Claire. Also survived by his aunts, uncles, cousins and longtime friends.

John was a graduate of Father Judge High School Class of 2000 and a proud member of IBEW Local # 98.

JOSEPH A. LIRIO "JOE"
of Mayfair passed away on Friday, December 6, 2019 at Paul's Run at the age of 93. Beloved husband of the late Thelma Lirio (nee Schlosser). Devoted father of  Claire Guidas, Diane Lirio and Marie Cummings (Daniel). Loving grandpa of Paul, Andy and Joe Guidas and Daniel Cummings. Dear brother of Jack Lirio, Rosalie Strang (the late Rod) and the late Marjorie McElroy (the late Albert).

JOSEPH T. SCHULTZ
on November 30, 2019 surrounded by his family passed away peacefully. Husband of the late Elaine (nee Sharkus). Loving father of Kenneth (Christina) and Joanne Gregory (Len), grandfather of Nicholas (Christy) and Richard, great- grandfather of Tyler and Kaylee. Brother of Charles, the late William and the late Raymond. He was a resident of Mayfair for 50 years. Joe was a tool and die maker for the  Budd Company.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend his Viewing and Funeral Saturday December 7, 2019 9:00A.M.-10:30A.M. at John F. Fluehr & Sons Inc. 3301-15 Cottman Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19149. Funeral Service 10:30 A.M.. Interment Oakland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory to Grey Hound Angels, 2688 S. Black Horse Pike, Williamstown, N.J. 08094.


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