Philadelphia Obituaries

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  • 8 hrs ago | via Philly.com 

    John J. Collotti; owned Phila. produce wholesaler

    John J. Collotti, 81, of Medford, former owner of the South Philadelphia produce wholesaler Collotti & Sons, died Friday, March 27, at Care One in Evesham, after a stroke. Mr. Collotti grew up near 65th Street and Elmwood Avenue in Philadelphia and graduated from the grammar school of St. Barnabas parish.

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  • 21 hrs ago | via The Kingstree News 

    Rodney Hanna , Kingstree

    Funeral services for Rodney Lovern Hanna, conducted by the Rev. Gilbert Wilson and Bishop Derrick McNeil Hanna, were held Friday, March 27, 2015, at Greater Bethel AME Church of Kingstree.

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  • Yesterday | via Philly.com 

    William C. Barnes, tax assessor, pilot

    William C. Barnes, 90, of Cherry Hill, former Westampton tax assessor, died Friday, March 27, at Cooper University Hospital in Camden. A graduate of Audubon High School, Mr. Barnes was a Navy pilot during World War II, flying Chance Vought Corsair fighter planes over the Atlantic.

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  • Monday | via Pocono Record 

    Demitrios "Jimmy" Sarkidis

    Demitrios “Jimmy” Sarkidis, 35, of Saylorsburg, died Sunday, March 29, 2015, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Born on Feb. 15, 1980, in East Stroudsburg, he was a lifetime resident of Monroe County and a graduate of Pleasant Valley High School.

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  • Monday | via Philly.com 

    TV picks: 'Emperor of All Maladies,' 'Younger,' 'Dov...

    Did you know the Jimmy of the cancer-fighting Jimmy Fund wasn't really named Jimmy? That - and what happened to him - may be the only fun facts in this three-night documentary, produced by Ken Burns, narrated by Edward Herrmann and based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee. Turns out the history of cancer is discouraging.

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  • Monday | via GantDaily.com 

    Obituary Notice: Donald B. Pentland

    Mr. Pentland had served as a policeman for Curwensville Borough. He had also worked in the AC/Refrigeration industry both for both himself and other companies for many years.

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  • Monday | via Philly.com 

    John J. D'Amico, 69, hero narcotics cop wounded on d...

    THE POLICE BRASS had enough of their hero cop being shot and decided it was time for him to go. John J. D'Amico had been shot in four separate incidents in his work as an undercover narcotics cop, once famously taking a bullet in the face during a drug raid in 1982, and spitting it out in an alley later, along with 11 teeth.

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  • Sunday | via Philly.com 

    Morris Lloyd Jr., 77, insurance executive

    Morris "Mickey" Lloyd Jr., 77, of Philadelphia, an insurance executive who was active in alumni affairs for various educational institutions, died of a heart attack Monday, March 16, in Vero Beach, Fla. His family said Mr. Lloyd collapsed as he was about to tee off for a round of golf with his wife and daughter.

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  • Sunday | via Philly.com 

    Leon Bass, 90, educator forever changed by the Holoc...

    As a 20-year-old U.S. Army soldier in the all-black 183d Combat Engineers Battalion, Leon Bass arrived at the Nazis' Buchenwald extermination camp just one day after it had been liberated in April 1945. Bass saw the living skeletons of those who survived.

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  • Saturday Mar 28 | via Evening Sun 

    Springfield High alumna Yvonne Selke among victims i...

    Yvonne Ciarlo Selke, left, a 1975 graduate of Springfield High School, and her 22-year-old daughter Emily, a 2013 graduate of Drexel University, were two of the 150 who died in Tuesday's crash Germanwings jetliner in the French Alps. The shock Lisa Lockley felt upon learning a Germanwings jetliner had been deliberately crashed into the French Alps was eclipsed by intense sadness when she found out her Springfield High School classmate was among the victims.

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  • Friday Mar 27 | via Philly.com 

    Robert T. Trump, 82, fine-arts dealer

    Robert Townshend Trump, 82, formerly of Whitemarsh and Tiverton, R.I., an antiques and fine-arts dealer who restored Society Hill homes in the 1950s and 1960s, died Sunday, March 22, of a stroke at the Quadrangle in Haverford. The son of Robert Williams and Elizabeth Townshend Trump, Mr. Trump grew up in Whitemarsh on a small farm near St. Thomas' Church.

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  • Friday Mar 27 | via Lewistown Sentinel 

    Harold C. Shirk

    Harold C. Shirk, 81, of Marietta, died at 1:43 a.m. Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Longwood Manor, Marietta. Born Feb. 21, 1934, in Richfield, Juniata County, he was a son of the late Merrill, Sr. and Eva Shirk.

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  • Friday Mar 27 | via Philly.com 

    Robert Kersey Jr., 76, rehabbed and sold properties

    WORKING full time and being a full-time father is challenging work, but Robert Kersey Jr. was up to it. In fact, he loved nothing more than being a dad; it was his favorite job.

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  • Wednesday Mar 25 | via Philly.com 

    Novella S. Williams, 87, prominent West Philadelphia...

    NOVELLA WILLIAMS had a clear memory of the time when she was a child living in North Carolina and the men in the "funny clothes" came to take her father away. He was wrongly accused of setting a barn on fire, and the family had to flee the outraged townspeople who came to the house.

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  • Wednesday Mar 25 | via The Ephrata Review 

    Robert P. Longenecker, 92, WWII vet, was Longenecker...

    Robert P. Longenecker, 92, formerly of Reading and Denver, peacefully went to be with his Lord and Savior, Saturday, March 14, 2015, at Ephrata Manor, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Philadelphia, son of the late Benjamin S. and Gladys Longenecker.

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  • Wednesday Mar 25 | via Philly.com 

    Pauline Harper, 86, teacher's aide at three city sch...

    THE BOYS sauntering along a West Philadelphia street might have looked cocky and tough, but if Pauline Harper came into view, they melted. They knew "Miz Harper" as the noontime aide at their school, and one thing they knew for sure, she loved them.

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  • Tuesday Mar 24 | via Philly.com 

    Peter A. Galante, 88, attorney for city, private pra...

    Peter A. Galante, 88, of Jenkintown, a Philadelphia attorney, died Friday, March 20, of a heart attack at Chestnut Hill Hospital, 10 days after losing a daughter to cancer. Mr. Galante had been recovering at the Hill at Whitemarsh from the effects of a stroke he suffered two weeks ago.

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  • Tuesday Mar 24 | via Philly.com 

    Novella S. Williams, 87, civic leader

    Novella S. Williams, 87, a West Philadelphia civic leader who began her fight against crime and corruption in her own neighborhood and pressed her advocacy of human rights and affirmative action onto the national stage, has died. Her family announced today that Mrs. Williams died Friday, March 20, of heart failure at her home, just as the sun set.

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  • Tuesday Mar 24 | via Philly.com 

    Joseph Allen Wynn, 79, popular pharmacist in Southwe...

    THE ELDERLY woman was eager to convey her gratitude to the pharmacist who had given her the advice she needed for continued health. Doc was Joseph Allen Wynn, a revered figure in Southwest Philadelphia, where he had served for so many years and where he was known for his deep concern for his neighbors.

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  • Monday Mar 23 | via The Edgefield Advertiser 

    Annie Drummings Settles

    Ms. Annie L. Drummings Settles entered into rest March 21, 2015, at GLC-Windemere. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 28, at 2 p.m. at Science Hill Baptist Church with Rev.

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