Vincent A. Grimes Sr.

Vincent A. Grimes, Sr., loving husband of the late Eileen Grimes, passed away on March 26, 2024 at the age of 79. His memory will be forever held in the hearts of his four children Vincent Grimes, Jr., Christopher Grimes (Amie), Carolee Mininger (Chuck) and Michele Grimes, 11 grandchildren (Kelsey, Vincent, Keghan, Joey, Christopher Jr., Calee, Seamus, Charley, Skylar, Molly and Macie), 8 great-grandchildren (Luke, Vincent IV, Leyla, Christopher III, Braedon, Cora, Taytum, Elaine, and #9 on the way) along with his loving friend Madeline Seiger.

While we lost our most beloved dad, many have lost a friend and loved one in him. He has been a rock to many, a master at sarcastic humor and witty timing to others, and even a glorious pain in the neck. Our father served in the armed services as a Marine and had a successful career in the banking industry. There was so much more to him than just dad, though to us that was his greatest role - he was also a brother-in-law, an uncle, a cousin, a friend, a coworker, and the list goes on and on.

Our dad was a very generous man and donated to many charities. In lieu of flowers, we are asking that donations in his name be made to Shriner’s and CHOP. Both of these places have special meaning to him. If you knew our dad, you probably collected “tabs” for him. He NEVER threw away a tab, he collected them for his great-nephew Caiden. Our dad also was very adamant about children’s charities. CHOP took great care of his great-granddaughter Taytum when she was born prematurely.

A service to celebrate our dad’s life will be held on Friday, April 5, 2024, at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church located at 8504 Frankford Ave. Phila., a viewing will be held from 10:00- 11:00 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow. A reception will be held at the F.O.P. immediately following mass.

Margaret Ann Kirlin

Margaret Ann Kirlin (Peggy) of Philadelphia passed away on March 27, 2024 surrounded by family.

She will be greatly missed by her children Jeanine DiGiannantonio (Pete) and Michael Doebley (Kristin), her grandchildren Dominique, Kaylee, Ava and Caden and her brothers John Kirlin (Peggy) and Kevin Kirlin (Jayne) and Sister Sharon Langton (Jack). She will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews and her beloved dog Reesey.

Peggy was predeceased by her mother Margaret Kirlin and father Leo Kirlin, her brothers Dennis and Leo Kirlin and grandson Michael Doebley III

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend Margaret's visitation Friday April 5, 2024 from 9:15-10:45 AM at St. Matthew Church 3000 Cottman Ave. were a Mass will begin at 11:00 AM. Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery.

Paige Katelyn Hutchinson

On March 23rd 2024, our little sister Paige Katelyn Hutchinson unexpectedly passed away in her hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Paige was born in Philadelphia on November 5th,1999. She was the youngest of 3 siblings. She was often found attached to the hip of her older sister Jamie. Together they would go to Wissinoming park and spend time in the sprinklers and playground until Mom got done work. Growing up, Paige loved spending her summer days over her Aunt Diane's where she would constantly swim and only get out of the pool to pee. Paige went to Tacony Academy Charter School in Philadelphia and graduated in 2018, making her mother proud as she was the only child to walk down the isle for graduation.

 She had an adventurous heart and curious mind. Paige spent most of her time with her extensive network of friends and family exploring the city and discovering new things to do for fun. She was a true animal lover. She had many pets including dogs, ferrets and even domesticated rats. Paige was sadly predeceased by her beloved Mother, Kelly Crane. Paige is survived by her Father, Gary Hutchinson, older brother and sister, Gary Hutchinson Jr and Jamie Hutchinson and her nephews Caden and Mason Hutchinson who loved deeply. Her departure comes as great shock and a deep wound and it is gravely felt by all those who loved her.

Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing Thursday, March 28, 2024 from 5pm to 8pm, her celebration service will take place at 7:00 pm. at John F. Fluehr & Sons Funeral Home 3301 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19149. 

The family is tremendously grateful  for your support during this extremely difficult time and asks that you make contributions to Paige's memorial fund in lieu of flowers. 

Neil G. Bruno

of Philadelphia, passed away on March 4, 2024, at the age of 86.
Neil was predeceased by his sister, Gina B. Tabasso. He is survived by his nephews Anthony and Michael Tabasso.

Relatives and friends are invited to his graveside service 1:00 pm Wednesday, March 13, 2024, at  St. Agnes Cemetery 
1050 Pottstown Pike, West Chester, PA 19380.

Felicitas Esgra Santiago Mendenhall

Felicitas Esgra Santiago Mendenhall who frequently went by Happy passed away peacefully on March 3rd 2024 on her 84th birthday.

Happy was survived by her close family such as her son John, grandchildren Tyler, Kaitlyn and Dominic, great granddaughter Felicity and other family members. Happy was born on March 3rd 1940 in Bacolod city in the Philippines and later came to the United States and continued on to work at Temple for over 40 years. She attended church every Sunday sang in the choir and even read during mass at Saint Timothy’s. Happy was a kind hearted amazing loving woman.

A funeral will be held for her at Saint Timothy’s church 3001 Levick st Philadelphia pa 19149 Monday March 11th 2024 all are welcome to attend and pay their respects visiting will be from 9:30am- 10:30am and mass will be held at 10:30am.

Robert J. Scheiblein

Robert James “Bob / Shab” Scheiblein, of Philadelphia, passed away at his home, on Monday, March 4, 2024, at the age of 73.

Bob, the beloved husband of 41 years to Kathleen (Metzger) Scheiblein, was born in Philadelphia on November 23, 1950, to the late Katherine (Volek) and Samuel Scheiblein.

Bob graduated from Father Judge High School with the class of 1968. After high school, Bob proudly served in the US Army from 1970 to 1976.

While raising a family, Bob was determined to earn his Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting and went on to do so in 1984 from Spring Garden College.

He enjoyed deep sea fishing, hunting, golfing, cooking, camping and his summer vacations in Wildwood, New Jersey, but he was at his happiest when he could watch his Philadelphia Sports teams and spend time with his grandchildren and grand dogs.

Bob, a devoted father to Colleen (Brandt) Kindt, Charles (Jessica) Gallagher, Brian (Melissa) Scheiblein and Marybeth (Shawn) Laukitis. Loving grandfather of 10 and a great grandfather of 5.
He is also survived by his sister, Katherine (the late Timothy) Simpson, his brother Joseph (Marie) Scheiblein as well as many nieces and nephews.

Bob’s family will receive guests Saturday, March 16, 2024, from 2:30 to 5:00 pm at John F. Fluehr and Sons Funeral Home 3301 Cottman avenue Philadelphia, PA 19149. Where his memorial service will take place at 3:30 pm.
Casual attire requested.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his honor to the Kidney Foundation or the Veterans Association.

Patricia Anne McGrath

Patricia Anne McGrath of Philadelphia, PA died on Sunday, February 25, 2024. She was 89. Born March 11, 1934, Patricia was the eldest daughter of Bernard Francis and Margaret Mary (née Barrett) McGrath’s three daughters, with Magaret Conlin (deceased) the youngest. Patricia is survived by her sister Eleanor Potter, who often gave Patricia a hard time, but loved her dearly. She is also survived by her brother-in-law Allen Potter, who regarded Patricia a “best friend”; by her brother-in-law James Conlin; by her three nephews — Maximillian and Michael Potter and James Conlin, Jr. — whom she loved like sons; and by three great-grandnephews and a great-grandniece — True and Jack Potter; Ethan and Regan Potter — who cherished her like a great grandmother.

Patricia was fantastically independent and was fiercely fastidious in planning all things, including her own funeral. Back in 2011, when she made her funeral arrangements and, of course, prepaid, in her notes of questions for the funeral home, one of her questions was: “Where do you stash the cash?” As in, she wrote: “What happens if you go out of business?” Her notes make clear she was determined to write her own obituary. Though she was unable to cross that off her to-do list. She always had a to-do list. Then again, Patricia being Patricia, she probably did write her own obit and in coming days we may find that on her computer, and if so it will be way better than this one, as she also had a great sense of humor. Patricia made clear that when she died, she wanted it to be presented that she “bit the dust.”

The resume version of her biography goes like this: St. Joachim grade school then Little Flower High School. In July 1952, she entered the Sisters of Bon Secours and took her vows in 1960. The Sisters of Bon Secours were founded in 1824, with a mission of “caring for the poor, sick and dying” and would oversee and staff hospitals. As Sister Bernard Anthony, Patricia served as a nurse-educator. She graduated from Bon Secours Hospital School of Nursing in 1956 and later Villanova University with her BSN, and earned her MSN from the University of Maryland. At her request, in 1971, Patricia was “Released from Vows” and left the Sisters of Bon Secours.

Raymond Hofmann

Raymond Hofmann, of Philadelphia, the beloved husband, of 73 years, to Mary Ellen (Dugan) Hofmann, passed away of February 22, 2024, at the age of 94.

Raymond loved his job as a train car builder at the Budd Company, where he worked for 37 years. He was always quick to lend a helping hand to everyone he knew. He would enjoy a trip to the casino or just a long walk on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.

Raymond, a devoted father to James Hofmann, Margaret (Peggy) Elsekheily and Joseph Hofmann. Raymond was predeceased by his four sons, Raymond, Jr., George , Thomas, Michael Hofmann and his brothers Conrad, William Hofmann and his sister Rosanne Donahue.

He is survived by his grandchildren Kelly (Dan) Klepas, Patrick (Mandy) Hayes and his great grandchildren, Alex Hayes, Henry Hayes, Jack Hayes, Jocelyn Klepas and Rylie Klepas.

Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Saturday, March 2, 2024, from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at Presentation BVM Catholic Church, 100 Old Soldiers Road, Cheltenham, PA. 19012 followed by his Mass of Christian burial at 10:00 am. Interment will take place on a later date.

Blair Francis Wertz

Blair Francis Wertz age 71, of Philadelphia, PA passed away on February 22, 2024.

Blair was born on January 22, 1953 to the late Mary and Harry Wertz of Philadelphia, PA. Blair is survived by the love of his life, Sandy Dwyer and his children Danielle Hanko, Nicole Wertz, Travis Grimes and Billy Dwyer. Grandfather “Crazy Poppy” of Darius Hanko, Sienna Doherty, Travis Grimes and Tiara Grimes. Loving brother of Geary Wertz, Craig Wertz, Janel Wertz, Gayle Chatelain and the late Duane Wertz. Adored by his nieces, nephews and their extended families.

Blair was a hardworking man, who even after retirement couldn’t stand sitting around. At the age of 70 went out and obtained a job that he absolutely loved, gaining new friends along the way in his fellow coworkers. He was a Certified Flagger for Wright of PA contracting.

Blair will always be remembered for his kind personality, sense of humor and easy smile. We couldn’t of asked for a better person in the world to have a plethora of stories to share about with whoever will listen. He was a huge Phillies and Eagles fan and will be missed every day. His memory will live on in the hearts of all those who loved him.

Relatives and friends are invited to his Visitation Tuesday, February 27, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Followed by his Funeral Service at 6:00pm at John F. Fluehr & Sons, Inc Funeral Home , 3301 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19149. There will be a private gathering after the service for family.

Jose Antonio Reyes Benitez

Jose Antonio Reyes Benitez Nació Junio 21,1938 en Santurce San juan Puerto Rico,
era conocido como una persona muy amigable, alegre.
Le gustaba la salsa, cantar, bailar, el beisbol, su equipo favorito eran los Yankee de NY. Durante su juventud vivió muchos años en el estado de New York, luego volvió a su país natal a la ciudad de Bayamón PR.

Era padre de cinco hijos, cuatro mujeres y un varón.
Un hombre encantador y trabajador. Trabajo en el Hospital De Centro Medico en el area de servicios. Jose era muy querido por todos sus amigos y compañeros.

En el 2016 se mudo junto a su ultima esposa Francisca Beriguete Reyes a la ciudad de Philadelphia PA. Donde vivió sus últimos años hasta el Día de su partida el  Febrero 20, 2024. Partió tranquilo en paz juntos a sus familiares mas cercanos. Su familia lo recordaran para siempre, We love you Jose Reyes rest in peace. “ PICALO GALLO” .                                                                                           This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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