Sister Marie Innocentia Lipari of the Child Jesus, M.S.B.T

Sister Marie Innocentia Lipari, Missionary Servant of the Most Blessed Trinity, native of Brooklyn, NY died on July 24, 2023.

Wake will take place at Blessed Trinity Motherhouse on Thursdayevening,July 27, 2023 at 6:30 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at the Motherhouse Chapel on Friday ,July 28, 2023, at 9:00 AM. Burial at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Robert D. Jesse

Robert D. Jesse, passed away peacefully on June 14th, 2023 at the age of 65. Son of the late Wilma Sheila Malfara and Martin Jesse.

Rob was the beloved husband to Donna Jesse (nee Devine) for 40 years. Devoted father to Melissa, Vincent (Maria) and Ashley (Ron). Adoring grandfather to Kayla, Justin, Anthony, Arianna, Giovanni and Aleiya. He is survived by his uncle Harvey Price (Diane) and his siblings Linda, Todd (Julie) and Bryon (Kristy). Rob will always be remembered for his wisdom, impeccable memory, sense of humor, and his love and dedication to his family and friends. He appreciated classic cars, gangster movies and great music. Rob will be missed by many.

The Jesse family is grateful for the care and medical attention provided by the bone marrow transplant team at Fox Chase Cancer.

Celebration of life to be held at a later date.

Frances L. Devanney (nee Callahan)

Frances L. Devanney (nee Callahan) peacefully on July 12, 2023 at the age of 85.

Beloved wife of Joseph R. Devanney, Sr. Devoted mother of Joseph R. Devanney, Jr. (Terri), Diane McDermott, Michael Devanney (Angela) and Stephen Devanney (Sharon). Dear grandmother of Heather Devanney, Robert McDermott, Christina Cummings, Michael McDermott, Ryan Devanney, Julia Devanney, Stephanie Devanney and Stephen Devanney, Jr. Great grandmother of Alaina, Lucas, Jackson, Charlee and Skyler. Loving sister of Catherine Burke, Margaret Barnes and Terrance Callahan. Frances was predeceased by her siblings, Jack Callahan, Dolores McCarron, Loretta Hubbard and Larry Callahan. Frances is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Frances' Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, July 18th at 10:15AM located at St. Matthew's Catholic Church 3000 Cottman Ave Phila PA. 19149. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

Joanne R. Schwartz

Joanne R. Schwartz (nee Delaney) of Middleton, Massachusetts, and formerly of Mayfair, Philadelphia, PA where she was a member of St. Matthew Parish for 87 years, passed peacefully on July 4, 2023.

Joanne was the beloved wife of Thomas J. Schwartz for 61 years and the loving mother of Mary Zarrella, M.D. (James) of Danvers, MA, Joanne Schwartz, Ph.D. of Middleton, MA, and the late Thomas J. Jr. (Heather). Joanne will be sadly missed by her sister, Sr. Maria Paula Delaney, I.H.M., her grandchildren, Ices (Joshua), Brandon, and Connor Schwartz, Julianne Zarrella, and her many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Joanne’s Mass of Christian Burial, Friday, July 14,10:30 a.m. located at St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church, 3000 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19149 where visitation will take place from 9:15-10:15 a.m. Interment will be at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joanne’s memory may be made to Save a Child's Life - Donate Now | Covenant House

Sister Anthony Therese Palchik, MSBT

Sister Anthony Therese Palchik, Missionary Servant of the Most Blessed Trinity, native of Pottsville, PA, died on July 5, 2023.

Wake will take place at Blessed Trinity Motherhouse on Tuesday evening,July 11, 2023 at 6:30 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at the Motherhouse Chapel on Wednesday ,July 12, 2023, at 9:00 AM. Burial at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Otto John Gruber

Otto John Gruber, age 64, of Philadelphia died on July 2, 2023.

Born in Philadelphia, PA he was the son of the late Otto A. Gruber and the late Francis Madden Gruber.

He is survived by his brothers; Thomas J. Gruber and his wife Gloria, Anthony H. Gruber and his wife Karen, Patrick C. Gruber and his wife Nancy, Joseph W. Gruber and his wife Casey; sister Frances M. Gorland; nieces, nephews and by his dear friends Brian Wilson, Sr., Brian Wilson, Jr, and Thomas Lafferty. He was preceded in death by his brother, Michael D. Gruber and sisters, Carol Ann Paxson and Jean Ann Jellyman.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, July 10, 2023, John F, Fluehr & Sons, 3301 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, where relatives and friends will be received from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Theodore W. Warney

Theodore W. Warney, 65, longtime resident of Northeast Philadelphia, passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2023.

Theodore loved and adored his family above everything. He dedicated his life to providing for and taking care of his wife & family. Ted was a friend to everyone. He was the most caring and selfless person and was truly admired by many. His passion was aviation, and he always projected his love for it every day with his career at North Philadelphia Jet center. In addition to his career Ted also enjoyed photography, music, building models, and spending time with his loved ones, especially his four grandchildren.

Anthony "A.J" McGee, Jr

Anthony J. McGee, Jr.


Age: 21 of Lafayette Hill, PA

Passed away suddenly on June 17, 2023. AJ was the cherished son of Davette (nee Shaw) and Anthony McGee, Sr.; adoring brother and best friend of Carly McGee; loving grandson of Helen Shaw and Rose and the late Bill McGee. AJ will be greatly missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

AJ attended St. Philip Neri grade school, before graduating from Plymouth Whitemarsh High School. AJ was embarking on his new career as an electrician out of IBEW local 269 where he started his career with MJF and most recently worked with Armour & Sons Electric.

AJ was very free spirited and lived to the beat of his own drum. He never had a bad day or anything other than a smile on his face for 21 years. AJ was always the life of the party and his contagious demeanor always left everyone with a smile and a good time. His personality was second to none. If you had the privilege to know AJ, then your life was surely filled with great memories, love, and laughs. The kind of laughs that make your cheeks hurt and eyes water but it’s contagious and you can’t stop.

Edward S. McFillin

Edward S. McFillin on June 25, 2023 at the age of 75.

Ed was the loving husband of Mary N. McFillin (nee Lynch) and the dear husband of the late Carol McFillin(nee Cahill). Devoted father of Kathy Lozano (Chris), Edward S. McFillin, Jr. (Lisa), Megan McFillin, Robert P. McFillin (Jennifer), Patrice N. Fee (Michael) and Melody McFillin. Ed was the loving step-father to Daniel L. Needle (Lindsay), Paul R. Needle (Amy). Dear grandfather of 20 grandchildren. Edward was the brother of James McFillin (Maureen), Francis McFillin (Anne), Michael McFillin (Nancy), Cathy Mote (Bill), Mary Gaus (Tom) and the late Roger McFillin (Chris) and Baby Margaret Mary.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Edward's Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, June 30th at 11:00AM located at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church 654 Hatboro Rd, Richboro, PA 18954. Where a viewing will be held Thursday evening from 6-8pm and again Friday morning from 9-10:30AM at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church. Interment to be held at All Saints Cemetery in Newtown, PA.

Kenneth Paul Murphy

Kenneth Paul Murphy, Sr. originally from Philadelphia, PA and recently of San Antonio, FL passed away on May 8, 2023 at the age of 73. Born on June 7, 1949 in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA to Florence White and John Murphy, Kenneth was lovingly known as Ken, Kenny or Murph by those closest to him. An identical twin, from a young age Kenny and his twin, Denny, were known for their epic practical jokes and antics. When Ken recounted a good story or joke, he often started laughing before he got to the best part causing everyone around him to belly laugh with him.

Ken would be the first to tell you that he lived a wonderful life. In 1972, Ken married his best

friend Mary Hopkins. They were a perfect team who built a beautiful family together and celebrated 50 wonderful years of marriage this past November. Ken was his family’s North Star… a steadfast point that never wavered, always reliable, with a hopeful positivity that made it easier to navigate life’s roughest waters. His words were always genuine and from the heart. No matter how dark a moment might seem, he found the light and the hope in it, inspiring others to do the same.

A quiet, humble guy, with a twinkle in his eye, Ken was the ultimate gentleman. He was always available and never too busy to listen, lend a hand, sit with you to catch up and enjoy a hot coffee, cold beer or iced tea, and offer positive words of encouragement. He was wise beyond his schooling - master historian, architectural guru, firefighter and mechanic - always reading and learning.

Ken was a proud American who was drafted into the US Army and served in active combat zones during the Vietnam War for which he was awarded a Purple Heart. He had a deep love for his country and proudly displayed his American flags for every patriotic holiday. He was active with his local VA, attended weekly meetings with fellow combat veterans, many who became dear friends.

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