John F. Marks

John F. Marks (affectionately called “Son” by family) passed away peacefully on August 5, 2023 at the age of 92 at Cambridge Rehab and Healthcare in Moorestown, NJ. Son of John and Gertrude (nee Walz), survived by sister Marie and nieces Maggie and Mary. Great niece Sara and her family.

John was a devout Catholic. He attended St Joseph’s Prep and graduated from LaSalle. Briefly served in the Army during the Korean War. Worked at Philadelphia Life Insurance Co and Episcopal Community Services.

Family wishes to thank the staff at Cambridge Rehab and HealthCare and Vitality Hospice and Palliative both for their care and support. Additionally wish to thank the staff at Rothkoff Law Group for their help and support.

Donations can be made in John’s name to Cambridge or Vitality.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend John’s Mass of Christian Burial August 10, 2023 At 11:00 AM located at St. Matthew Church 3000 Cottman Ave Philadelphia PA 19149. A visitation will be held 10:30-11:00 AM. Interment Private at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Joseph Roman Fedorowcyz

Joseph Roman Fedorowycz, 71, of Philadelphia, PA died on July 26, 2023. He was the beloved husband of Barbara Trendler Fedorowycz for 47 years.

Born in Philadelphia, PA on May 7, 1952, Joe was the son of the late Ewhen Fedorowycz and the late Olga Swierzewski. He graduated from Northeast Catholic High School in 1970.

Joe was a Lot Officer for The Philadelphia Parking Authority for many years before retiring in 2019. Early in his career, he worked for Acme markets in their warehouse for 20 years.
Joe was a Mason and member of the Scottish rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children; Joseph Fedorowycz, Denice Fedorowycz and her husband, Sean Hanley, and Donna Fedorowycz(Donald Wallace), five grandchildren; Joseph Jr., Chelsey, Fallynn, Nora, and Donald and one great-grandson, Noah, his sister Mary and many nieces and nephews. He is one of eight children with seven brothers and sisters. He was preceded in death by his brothers: Walter and Jerry and by his sisters, Helen, Zena, Nadia, and Luba.

William (Bill) Merrigan, Jr

William (Bill) Merrigan, Jr. of Huntingdon Valley, PA. Passed away on July 27th at the age of 56.

Bill was the devoted husband of Cheryl Merrigan (nee Ziegler) and the loving father of Lexi Merrigan (Matt Butchin) and William, III (Billy). Bill was the grandfather of Vanna Butchin and the son of Joanne Merrigan. He was the brother of the late Denise Merrigan. Bill will also be sadly missed by his in laws, Anthony and Jill Andalis. Bill was also the loving uncle of Jade Purcell, Jenna Andalis, Halie Andalis, and Farrah McFillin.

Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Bill's Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, August 2nd at 10:30AM located at St. Martha's Catholic Church 11301 Academy Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19154. Where a viewing will be held from 9AM-10:15AM. Bill's interment will be privately held.

Gary Lee Lucas

Gary Lee Lucas passed away in the comfort of his home on Tuesday, July 25th, 2023, hand in hand with his loving wife. Gary departed from this life at the age of 56.

Gary was the beloved husband of Ellen Lucas (nee Foster) for 28 years. Caring brother to Philip Jr. (Jane), Kenneth (Bonnie), Joseph (late Elizabeth), (late) Russell (Cindy), Cheryl Pannell (David), William (late Andrea), Wayne, Anita Howell (Richard), Deann Louie (Chris), Keith, Yvonne Foster (Michael), (late) Dean (Heidi), Stephen (Renita), Scott (Robin), (late) Sharon, and Sheri Paton (Mark). Gary also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

Gary was born on July 19, 1967 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Philip and Sandra (nee Parks) Lucas. He graduated from Faith Tabernacle School in 1986 & later went on to receive an Associates Degree from Lyons Tech, where he studied Electronics & Engineering Technology. He worked for Comtrex for 19 years before he was offered a position as a teacher at Faith Tabernacle School where he taught for 15 years, also serving as the Principal of the High School for the last 13 of those years. This was a huge change for him, but as with everything, Gary handled it with meekness and grace.

Mildred T. Izzi "Millie"

Mildred T. Izzi, “Millie” age 90, a resident of the Mayfair Section of Philadelphia for the past 46 years died on July 1, 2023. She was the devoted wife of the late Albert P. Izzi for 66 years until his death in 2017.

Born on October 6, 1932 in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Charles Contino and the late Mary Mezicco Contino.

She graduated from St. Hubert’s High School in 1951and was a member of St. Matthew’s Parish.

When “Millie from Philly”, as her friends called her, was 18 years old, she began her long career in the hospitality industry as a restaurant server. She landed her first job at the famous Ed Zaberer’s in North Wildwood, NJ. Her 35-year career as a server was with The Country Club Diner Restaurant in Northeast Philadelphia. She was featured in the restaurant section of the Philadelphia Newspapers as one of the top servers in the Philadelphia area. At the age of 74, Millie started, an 11 year career, as a ticket agent on Morey’s Pier in Wildwood, NJ. She cherished the time she spent working at both locations.

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.

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