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.

Danielle Bobbie

Danielle Bobbie passed away suddenly October 8th at the age of 36.

Danielle was loving mother to Sanaa and Amari Davis; Daughter of Michael Bobbie and the late Michelle Rubio, sister of Shannon Miller(West), Michael Miller, Ashley Bobbie (Chuck)and Shane Bobbie (Sara).
Danielle was a beautiful, hard working, single mother of 2 children who she adored with all of her heart. Danielle was a graduate of Frankford High, where she cheered on the Pioneers. She often volunteered her free time coaching cheerleading at Moss Recreation Center.

Danielle just recently turned 36 and had her whole life ahead of her. She loved dancing and making TikTok videos with her daughter Sanaa, her sister Ashley and her cousin Christina.
She was one of the goofiest people you would know and usually the life of the party. There wasn't a person who met her that didn't love her. Danielle was always smiling no matter what she was going through. She loved animals and often took in strays she found while working.

She will be deeply missed but her memory will live on in the hearts of her loved ones.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Danielle's Funeral Service on Tuesday, October 17th, 11:00 AM at John F. Fluehr and Sons Funeral Home, located at 3301 Cottman Ave. Philadelphia, PA. 19149, where a visitation will take place from 9-11AM.  Interment will be held at Magnolia Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the GoFundMe.

James Matthew Paton

James Matthew Paton passed away suddenly on Sunday October 8th.

James enjoyed life to the fullest. He was a truck driver for Werner Trucking for many years and loved posting many beautiful pictures as he traveled across the U.S.A. Because of health reasons he had to change jobs and was currently working for Huntington Valley Country Club as a groundskeeper, which he loved. Jesus was his Lord and Savior. There was never a dull moment when James Matthew was around and he will be missed.

He was preceded in death by his father Roger Allen Paton and his brother Roger Allen Paton Jr. Survived by his mother Elizabeth Ellis Paton, sisters Elizabeth Howell (Robert), Leticia Lee (Robert) sister-in-law Barbara Paton
Nephews and nieces: Ricky Paton, Christy Yoder (Derek), Heather Baillie (Philip) Elizabeth Chase (Phillip), Robert Howell Christine) Preston Lee, Andrew Lee, Payton Lee Great nephew and nieces Anne Chase, Parker Howell, Morgan Yoder, Graham Yoder and Fitz William Allen Baillie. 

Patricia Anne Fusaro

Patricia Anne Fusaro passed away on the morning of October 5th, 2023. Patricia was a loving mother and a joyful soul who spread kindness and care to anyone that she came across in a genuine manner. A Philadelphia native, Patricia’s adventurous spirit drove her to California on two separate occasions in her youth, but ultimately she settled down in her home area of Philadelphia. She is survived by her five children, Lawrence Edward Fusaro, Michelle Rushwick, Tina Fusaro, Krystylynn Stiebritz and Patrick Fusaro, along with four grandchildren, Blake, Ella, Sawyer and Sophia. The family will be holding a private celebration of life for Patricia. Your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated.

John F. Fluehr & Sons, Inc.

Funeral Home Serving Families Since 1898

3301 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19149


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