Philadelphia Obituaries

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  • Yesterday | via 

    AIDS Walk Philly gets smaller: 'There is not the sen...

    As a cold rain fell on the thousands who came out for the 32nd annual AIDS Walk Philly Sunday morning, the conversation under the registration tent turned to weather. One year, when it was freezing and wet, volunteers had to set up cardboard boxes to walk on or else stand ankle deep in mud, 60-year-old Mary Spear recalled.


  • Thursday Oct 18 | via KIII 

    Justice Dept. launches clergy abuse probe in wake of...

    WASHINGTON The Justice Department has launched an investigation into alleged sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests throughout the Pennsylvania dioceses in wake of a damning report by a state grand jury, a person familiar with the matter said Thursday. The action by the federal government, which has rarely pursued such inquiries, comes after a Pennsylvania grand jury in August concluded that church leaders protected more than 300 "predator priests" in six dioceses across the state for decades.


  • Thursday Oct 18 | via Daily Pennsylvanian 

    History among the headstones: PennDesign prof leads ...

    Just beyond the edge of Penn's campus lies the Woodlands Cemetery, a sprawling 54 acres of neatly-kept landscape, neoclassical architecture, and over 32,000 dead bodies . The Woodlands cemetery near Baltimore Avenue is home to expansive burial grounds and a historical mansion that sits in its center.


  • Tuesday Oct 16 | via Times Observer 

    Thomas E. Nasman

    Irondequoit: Peacefully on October 5, 2018 at age 75. Predeceased by his parents, Harry Nasman; wife, Shirley Nasman. Survived by his wife, Sylvia Nasman; daughter, Karin McClain; son, Kevin Nasman; sisters, Linda Ferrie & Gretchen Nasman; nieces, nephews, cousins & the village; many dear friends.


  • Tuesday Oct 16 | via 

    Glenn Unterberger, 65, EPA lawyer who became Ballard...

    Glenn Unterberger, 65, an environmental lawyer for the federal government who later became a partner at the Philadelphia law firm of Ballard Spahr, LLP, died Sunday, Oct. 14, at his Bala Cynwyd home. Mr. Unterberger was a leading authority in the Philadelphia area on the Clean Air Act of 1970, the federal law that regulates air emissions.


  • Tuesday Oct 16 | via WPMT-TV York 

    House mourns the loss of Rep. Sid Kavulich

    House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody said House members and staff are grief-stricken at the passing of Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich of the 114th District. Kavulich died early this morning at a Philadelphia hospital where he had been since undergoing major surgery in early October.


  • Tuesday Oct 16 | via The Times-Tribune 

    Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich dies

    The 62-year-old legislator passed away this morning at a Philadelphia hospital due to complications from heart surgery, his staff confirmed in a Facebook post. Kavulich entered the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania on Oct. 4 for surgery to replace an aortic valve, but surgeons encountered complications during the surgery related to an aortic aneurysm corrected 11 years ago.


  • Monday Oct 15 | via 

    State Rep. Mike O'Brien remembered for dedication to...

    State Rep. Mike O'Brien, who represented the 175th District in Philadelphia for six terms, died Monday after suffering a heart attack. State Rep. Mike O'Brien, a lifelong Philadelphian and strong advocate for the city's public schools, died early Monday of a heart attack in the Fishtown home where he grew up.


  • Monday Oct 15 | via 

    State Rep. Mike O'Brien suffers fatal heart attack

    State Rep. Mike O'Brien, who represented the 175th District in Philadelphia for six terms, died Monday after suffering a heart attack. State Rep. Mike O'Brien suffered a fatal heart attack at home in Fishtown early Monday morning, according to Mary Isaacson, his chief of staff.


  • Friday Oct 12 | via The San Diego Union-Tribune 

    The mysterious obituary of a Philadelphia cancer pat...

    Rick Stein, 71, had been diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer known as cholangiocarcinoma , his daughter Alex Walsh told Delaware Online . Walsh, who said she wasn't prepared for her father's sudden death, said he underwent surgery, but worsened and died soon after.


  • Thursday Oct 11 | via 

    Bishop Louis A. DeSimone, longtime South Philly pastor

    Retired Auxiliary Bishop Louis A. DeSimone, 96, a longtime pastor in South Philadelphia and World War II veteran, died Friday, Oct. 5, at St. Thomas Monastery in Villanova after a brief illness. From 1976 to 2001, Bishop DeSimone served as pastor of St. Monica Parish in South Philadelphia.


  • Wednesday Oct 10 | via Watertown Daily Times 

    Helen Rachael Gates

    Helen was born March 14, 1929 in West Carthage, NY the daughter of Laura LaLonde and Glenn Pierce. She is survived by her husband Harry R. Gates of 70 years, two sons, Daniel , Michael and Debbie and daughter-in-law, Jan, sister Marylyn Burto, nine grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.


  • Sunday Oct 7 | via 

    Thomas W. Snowden, among the nation's first black Ma...

    Sgt. Thomas Snowden with Joseph H. Geeter III, National Public Relations and Legislative Officer for the Montford Park Marine Association Sgt. Thomas W. Snowden, 95, of Philadelphia, among the nation's first black Marines, died Friday at the Chestnut Hill nursing home where he has lived for about five years.


  • Friday Oct 5 | via 

    Cops: Motive unclear in teen's fatal shooting at Sou...

    Sajjad Hossain stood Friday in the parking lot of a South Philadelphia gas station where on Thursday night 16 shots were fired toward a group of teens, hitting two 15-year-old boys, one of whom died. He pointed to four chalk circles on the ground where police had recovered shell casings, and showed where bullets hit the garage doors of the station's auto-repair shop.


  • Tuesday Oct 2 | via 

    Eunice M. Roundtree, 84, former housing manager, chu...

    Eunice Mae Roundtree, 84, of West Philadelphia, a retired senior housing manager, Democratic committeewoman, and an active church worker, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, of congestive heart failure at Kearsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.


  • Tuesday Oct 2 | via The Beaumont Enterprise 

    Mother died - a hero' shielding her 11-month-old dau...

    A Pennsylvania woman who died after being shot more than a dozen times in a drive-by shooting sacrificed herself for her daughter and her friend's child, her family members said.


  • Tuesday Oct 2 | via Times Observer 

    Joan Loree

    Joan R. Loree, 85, of Warren, Pa., passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at The Rouse Home in Youngsville, Pa. Born on June 21, 1933 in Venango County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Clifford Scott and Opal McGinnis Rote.


  • Monday Oct 1 | via 

    Margaret M. Moroz, 66, rose from humble roots to Com...

    Margaret Mary Moroz, 66, of Philadelphia, a former usher at the Spectrum who rose to become vice president of a creative marketing group for Comcast Spectacor, died Saturday, Sept. 29, of breast cancer at her daughter's home in Abington.


  • Saturday Sep 29 | via 

    In Cardinal Bevilacqua's words, a Catholic Church th...

    In a box of old reporting notes the other day, I found a manila file folder. It contains the words of a dead man.


  • Thursday Sep 27 | via Visalia Times-Delta 

    McGrew, Duncan

    Duncan McGrew was born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania June 29, 1944. He was a long time resident of the Pixley area.