Dennis J. Burns of the Olney section of Philadelphia passed away on November 30th, 2017 age 72. Beloved husband of Jane Burns (nee Flemming). Loving father of Dennis Burns, Jr. (Colleen), Stacy Clegg (Wayne), Jamie Burns (Kristy), John Burns (Dianna), Scott Burns, Trisha Burns, Jill Burns, David Burns, Dennis J. DiFillippo, Lisa Poglitsch (Steven), Armen J. DiFillippo and Kellyann DiFillippo. Grandfather of Danny Burns, Margerette Burns, Kristin Clegg, Kayla Klegg, Wayne Clegg, Jr., Davide Johnson, Alexis Burns, Jamie Burns, Jr., Andrew Burns, Nicole Burns, Brian Burns, Gianna Burns, Ariella Burns, Scott Burns, Jr., Justin Burns, Ryan Burns, Sophia Burns, Gabriella Burns, Avery Burns, Gavin Burns, Olivia C. DiFillippo, Brett C. DiFillippo, Joshua DiFillippo, Colin DiFillippo, Tyler Poglitsch.Great grandfather of Zayn. Family and friends are invited to gather remember and celebrate Dennis’ life on Wednesday evening December 13th from 7:00PM to 9:00PM at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts). There will be another visitation in the funeral home Thursday morning from 10:00AM to 11:30AM followed by a Prayer Service. Burial with honors Washington Crossing National Cemetery.
James John Palermo, Jr. passed away on December 6th, 2017 age 55. Loving brother of Maryellen Palermo, Danny Palermo and Audrey Palermo. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. At the request of the family there will be no services.
William L. Weeks of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia passed away on December 8th, 2017 age 94. North Catholic HS alum who served honorably in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1946. William worked for US Steel (Fairless Plant) for 31 years. Beloved husband for 66 years of Margaret Weeks (nee Hayes). Loving father of Patricia Milgram (Michael), Claire Weeks, Paul Weeks (Katie) and the late William Weeks, Jr. Devoted Pop-Pop of Paul, Matt and Megan. also survived by many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents James P. and Mary Weeks (nee Malia) as well as six brothers and sisters. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate William’s life on Wednesday December 13th from 9:00AM to 10:30AM in St. Timothy RC Church 3001 Levick St. There will be a Funeral Mass at 10:30AM. Burial to follow in Our Lady of Grace Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations in William’s memory to Holy Redeemer Home Care & Hospice www.holyredeemer.com
Dolores M. Steele (nee Cullen) passed away on December 8th, 2017 age 88. Beloved wife of John C. Steele. Loving mother of Sharon Petzak (Donald) and Brian Steele. Devoted grandmother of Daniel Reiher (Megan), Brianna Petzak, Alexis Petzak and the late Eric Petzak. Great Grandmother of Madelyn and Connor Reiher. Predeceased by her brother Thomas Cullen and Gertrude Murphy. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Dolores’ life on Friday December 15th from 9:15AM – 10:15AM in St. Matthew RC Church 3001 Cottman Ave. There will be a Funeral Mass at 10:30AM Burial will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Dolores’ memory to the Kevin Cullen Holiday Food Drive c/o Erdrick St. Block Committee 7031 Erdrick St. Phila., PA 19135.
Gerard J. Hogan of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia passed away on December 10th, 2017 age 71. Beloved husband of Carol Hogan. Loving father of Carol Petta, Gina Yusko, Kathleen Myers, John Yusko, Vincent Yusko (Jean) and Albert McDonough (Laura). Also survived by many loving grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Brother of Bernard Hogan (Barbara), Jacques Hogan (Debbie) and Monique Murphy (Sean). At the request of the family all services and entombment will be private. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Gerard’s memory to Vietnam Veterans of America www.VVA.org/donate
Michael Joseph Brown, Sr. “Brownie” of Mayfair passed away suddenly on December 9th, 2017 age 44. Beloved husband of Christina “Tina” (nee Young). Loving father of Michael Joseph Brown, Jr. and Alissa Fe Brown. Brother of Shannon M. Brown, Stephen M. Brown, Coleen Ponden (Joe) and Kate Caulfield (Tim). Son of Susan M. Smyth (Dan McDade) and Steven Jay Brown. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews. Son-in-law of Joseph and Donna Young. Brother-in-law of Andrea Morsello, Joseph Young, Jr. Laura Young. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Michael’s life on Tuesday December 19th from 9:00AM to 11:00AM in St. Timothy RC Church 3001 Levick St. There will be a Funeral Mass 11:00AM. Burial with honors to follow in Washington Crossing National Cemetery. Please omit flowers and make donations to help set up an education fund for Michael’s children https://funds.gofundme.com/mobile/dashboard?url=brownies-kids-education