Philadelphia Obituaries

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  • 3 hrs ago | via Denton Publications 

    Martha Backus

    Survived by her daughters Connie Backus of Chase Mills, Cindy Backus Beshaw of Massena, Donna Backus of Chase Mills. Grandchildren Gabriel and Thomas Beshaw of Philadelphia, PA.

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  • 19 hrs ago | via Northeasttimes.com 

    Scout honors America's Unknown Child

    Dozens of people gathered on Sunday afternoon in Fox Chase for a memorial service marking the 60th anniversary of the death of America's Unknown Child, formerly known as the Boy in the Box. Nicholas Kerschbaum, a Troop 522 Boy Scout who is the son of a retired Philadelphia police officer, has chosen the case of America's Unknown Child for his Eagle Scout Project.

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  • Yesterday | via Philly.com 

    Joseph Fuller Jr., 88, pastor

    The Rev. Joseph Fuller Jr., 88, of Philadelphia, pastor of New Joy Missionary Baptist Church, died Sunday, Feb. 19, at Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health after a lengthy illness.

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  • Saturday Feb 25 | via WXPN-FM Philadelphia 

    Feb 27 in Music History: Janis Joplin's Pearl hits #...

    "Buried Alive in the Blues" remains an instrumental as she died before adding her vocals. Philadelphia: Home to a rich musical history, a unique musical identity, and one of the nation's most thriving musical communities.

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  • Friday Feb 24 | via Philly.com 

    Wade H. Hammond 3d, 81, policeman who became teacher...

    Wade H. Hammond 3d, 81, of Bryn Mawr, a former Philadelphia police officer who became a teacher in the Philadelphia public schools in order to help children, died Sunday, Feb. 19, at Lankenau Medical Center of complications from a stroke. He moved with his family to Philadelphia and graduated from Bok Vocational School, then joined the Air Force in 1955.

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  • Wednesday Feb 22 | via Philly.com 

    Man dies from injuries in Northeast Philly crash30 m...

    Emily Babay is a breaking news producer. She writes about everything from crime to transit problems - and occasionally about good news.

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  • Tuesday Feb 21 | via The Daily News-Record 

    Gene C. Snyder, 83

    Gene C. Snyder, 83, of Rockingham, Va., passed away Feb. 19, 2017, at Sentara RMH. Gene was born March 23, 1933, in Lacey Spring, Va., and was the son of the late Myrtie and Elbert Snyder.

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  • Friday Feb 17 | via Philly.com 

    Services set for journalist Walter F. Naedele

    A Memorial Mass for veteran journalist Walter F. Naedele will be held at noon on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Our Mother of Consolation Church, 9 E. Chestnut Hill Ave., Philadelphia. Mr. Naedele, 80, of West Mount Airy, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, of cancer at Keystone Hospice in Wyndmoor.

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  • Thursday Feb 16 | via Philly.com 

    Derek Harrell, 59, retired Philadelphia police officer

    Derek Harrell, a retired Philadelphia police officer who served the city for 30 years, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at age 59. Derek Harrell, 59, of Roxborough, a retired Philadelphia police officer who served on the force for 20 years, died Sunday, Feb. 12, of organ failure. A Police Department spokeswoman confirmed that Mr. Harrell joined the force in 1987 and retired in 2007.

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  • Thursday Feb 16 | via Philly.com 

    Julia G. Hall, 87, professor and leader in criminal ...

    A memorial service will be held Thursday, April 13, for Julia G. Hall, 87, of Mount Airy, a college professor and leader in the Philadelphia criminal justice community, who died Thursday, Jan. 26, of complications from hypertension at her home. Her specialty was the study of youth and the aged within the criminal justice system.

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  • Wednesday Feb 15 | via Philly.com 

    Patricia J. Rooney, 82, public relations consultant

    Patricia J. Rooney, 82, of Philadelphia, a public relations and communications consultant, died Monday, Feb. 6, of heart failure at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse. Ms. Rooney had a long and varied career, during which she did writing, speaking, networking, program management, and desktop publishing.

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  • Wednesday Feb 15 | via Philly.com 

    Ernestine Wingate, 75, licensed practical nurse

    Ernestine Wingate was the person on her block people sought out, to ask her to check on their cut fingers or sprained ankles. She had an open door and a generous spirit, her family said.

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  • Tuesday Feb 14 | via Tribune-Chronicle 

    Mary A. Sardich

    She was born May 19, 1939, in Philadelphia, a daughter of Floyd Hampton Tunis Jr. and Margaret Mae Whalen Tunis. She married Mitchell Sardich on June 8, 1957.

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  • Sunday Feb 12 | via The Daily News-Record 

    John J. Whitmore, 91

    John Joseph "Johnny" Whitmore, 91, formerly of Harrisonburg, Va., passed away Feb. 1, 2017, after a lengthy illness. Mr. Whitmore was born Nov. 28, 1925, in St. Petersburg, Fla., to the late Amos McKinley and Minnie Mitchell Whitmore.

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  • Sunday Feb 12 | via Lewistown Sentinel 

    Alicia Lindrel Bray

    Born June 16, 1983, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of Diane K. and Sam R. Bray, who survive. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her sister, Kathleen B. Swartzell and husband, Ken, of Reedsville, and her nephew and niece, Kenneth and Hope Swartzell.

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  • Thursday Feb 9 | via Post-gazette.com 

    Questions remain in death of teen hockey player from...

    Still stunned, Nick Bond's grieving teammates gathered in the lounge of their Philadelphia skating club, where they had shared countless potlucks, and pondered two overwhelming questions: Bond, an 18-year-old senior at Springfield Township High School in Montgomery County, died Monday, a day after he unexpectedly collapsed at the Wissahickon Skating Club after leaving the ice during a game. In the days since, his friends and family have struggled to make sense of what happened.

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  • Wednesday Feb 8 | via Philly.com 

    Armstrong: Joyce Ann Poindexter touched a lot of lives

    Jenice Armstrong is an award-winning columnist who writes about local and national news for the Daily News and Philly.com. She also produces the popular Sexy Singles feature that each summer spotlights the hottest bachelors and bachelorettes in Philly and the Oprah-style "My Favorite Things" Holiday Gift Guide/Giveaway.

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  • Wednesday Feb 8 | via Philly.com 

    Questions remain in death of teen hockey player from...

    Still stunned, Nick Bond's grieving teammates gathered in the lounge of their Philadelphia skating club, where they had shared countless potlucks, and pondered two overwhelming questions: Bond, an 18-year-old senior at Springfield Township High School in Montgomery County, died Monday, a day after he unexpectedly collapsed at the Wissahickon Skating Club after leaving the ice during a match. In the days since, his friends and family have struggled to make sense of what happened.

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  • Wednesday Feb 8 | via New York Post 

    Teen hockey player dies after leaving game with head...

    Nick Bond, 18, died while surrounded by relatives and close friends on Monday, one day after leaving the ice at Wissahickon Skating Club in Philadelphia, where the high school senior collapsed and was rushed to Einstein Medical Center to undergo surgery to relieve pressure on his brain. "He was a fiery and skilled competitor who believed that success on and off the ice was built on teamwork and friendship," Kevin Hamel, the club's president, said in a statement .

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  • Wednesday Feb 8 | via Philly.com 

    Funeral service to be held Monday for Powelton's Win...

    Julie Shaw works on the Real Time News Desk for the Inquirer and the Daily News. During her 10-plus years at both papers, she has covered the courts, crime, immigration, and census stories.

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