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Alima Reardon

Sep 15, 1948 - Nov 30, 2023

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Philadelphia, PA

On Thursday, November 30, 2023, Ms. Alima Reardon, of Philadelphia, PA, passed away at Jefferson Methodist Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. She was 75 years old. The ceremonial Islamic Ghusl took place at 10:00 AM, on Friday, December 1, 2023, at Wright Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. The Salat al-janazah funeral prayer will be held at 2:00 PM, at the Islamic Society of Chester County masjid in West Chester. Islamic burial will be held in Philadelphia Memorial Park, Frazer, PA. Condolences may b...Read More

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Gorman "Sonny" Keehn Sr.

Jul 18, 1936 - Feb 26, 2024

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Philadelphia, PA

Gorman “Sonny” Keehn Sr. passed away on February 26, 2024 under the exceptional care at Temple University Hospital. He was 87 years old. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the eldest son of Gorman Keehn and Edna Keehn (Twist). Sonny is survived by his children, Karen Polcino (Joseph), Regina Walker (Paul), Kristina Keehn, and Gorman E. Keehn Jr. (Linda); 13 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; siblings, Barbara Furey (George), Carol Siwinski (Tom), and Richard Keehn (Diane) as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews whom he cherished. Sonny is preceded in death by his first wife, Frances Hagstotz, and second wife, Evelyn Handel Keehn, as well as his beloved grandson, Christopher Farley. A family man, Sonny loved creating memories with his children and grandchildren. Sonny was a cherished and generous friend to many. He made everyone in his life feel loved, special, and appreciated. Everyone loved to hear Sonny’s colorful stories of the past. Sonny was an avid Philadelphia sports fan; he loved to cheer on the Phillies both at home and at spring training in Florida with his friends. He was a board member of Old Timers Bats and Balls where he enjoyed connecting with baseball greats of the past. Sonny was a giving man to his favorite charities such as the Wounded Warriors and found joy in attending daily mass. Relatives and friends are invited to Sonny’s Life Celebration on Saturday, March 2, 2024, from 10 AM to 11:30 AM at St. Bede the Venerable Church, 1071 Holland Road, Southampton, PA 18966. A Mass will begin at 11:30 AM. Inurnment will be held privately at the request of the family. To share your fondest memories of Gorman, and to express your condolences to the Keehn family, please visit www.McGheeGivnish.com. If desired, memorial contributions can be made to Wounded Warriors, Gorman’s favorite charity.

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Dawn V. Collier

Died : Feb 25, 2024

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Philadelphia, PA

Dawn V. Collier of Warminster, Pa. passed away Sunday, February 25, 2024 at Temple Hospital. She was 88 years old. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Michael and Viola (nee Flannagan) Walsh. She was the loving mother of Kathleen Ermigiotti and Cheryl Collier-Brown, and sister of Bonnie Klenk and the late Michael "Bud" Walsh. Also surviving are her 6 grandchildren, Nick, Jacinta, Chelsea, Justin, Christopher, and Sophia, along with her 6 great grandchildren. Dawn was beloved by so many people whose lives she touched. At Warminster Hospital in her work as a nurse and nursing supervisor she made lifelong friends among the co-workers that became family to her. At home she was an inspiration to her children and grandchildren and she showed us how to enjoy life, to share moments of joy, to gather beauty wherever it showed up, and then to rearrange it to perfection in infinite ways. She made us laugh often and she taught us so much about how to love. She will be missed so very much. Relatives and friends will be received Sunday March 3, 2024 after 1:00 PM until time of Dawn's Memorial Service at 3:00 PM in the Decker/Givnish Life Celebration Home, 216 York Rd., Warminster, Pa. 18974 Interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Smile Train or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Dawn's memory.

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Olga E. Pasini

Apr 20, 1947 - Feb 23, 2024

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Philadelphia, PA

Olga E.Pasini, 76, beloved Aunt and friend, passed peacefully in her home on February 23rd. Born to Carmen and Jacinto Gonzalez in Philadelphia. Olga was predeceased by her parents, husband Gene of 31 years, and sister Ruth Toro. She is survived by her niece Cristina Brizzi (Al); great-niece Gabrielle Brizzi; nephew Jose Toro and great-nephew Dominic Brizzi, cousins and sisters-in-law. Also known as, Flamenco dance partner, Party Planner, Mother to Dulcinea, Rummikub player, Rice and Beans expert, Trivia Enthusiast, Energizer Bunny, Friend to all. She devoted her time and attention to education, teaching Spanish in Philadelphia schools for 35 years until her retirement while at the Philadelphia High School for Girls. She then volunteered in community centers and provided tutoring to her family of students. To continue her devotion to education, in lieu of flowers, the family will be collecting donations toward a scholarship fund in her memory, to be awarded to a PHSG student. Send your generous donation to the “Olga Pasini Scholarship”, 15119 Wildflower Way, Philadelphia, PA 19116. All are invited to Olga’s Life Celebration on Friday, March 1st, from 9:15 -10:15 AM at St. Matthew’s Church, 3000 Cottman Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19149. The funeral mass will follow at 10:30 AM. Interment will be held privately. The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to those who assisted in her care and contributed to her well-being and comfort, especially Sue Katona, RN of Vitas Healthcare.

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Elizabeth Chapman

Dec 11, 1933 - Feb 22, 2024

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Philadelphia, PA

Ms. Elizabeth Chapman transitioned on Thursday, February 22, 2024, in Philadelphia, Pa at the age of 90. She will be missed by her loving family and friends. A service of remembrance will be held on Friday, March 1, 2024. The public viewing will be held from 10:00 am to 11:00 am with a service to start at 11:00 am at Ervina White Beauford Funeral Service P.C. 2134 Stenton Avenue Philadelphia, Pa. The interment following the service, will be held at Northwood Cemetery 1501 Haines Street Philadelphia, Pa. Please keep them in your prayers. To to the family or in memory of Elizabeth Chapman, please

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Rubye Harrison

Apr 10, 1934 - Feb 17, 2024

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Philadelphia, PA

Ms. Rubye Harrison transitioned on Saturday, February 17, 2024, in Philadelphia, PA at the age of 89. She will be missed by her loving family and friends. A service of remembrance will be held on Friday, March 15, 2024. The public viewing will be held from 9:00 am to 11:00 am with a service to start at 11:00 am at Mount Airy Church of God in Christ 6401 Ogontz Avenue Philadelphia, PA. The interment following the service will be held at Ivy Hill Cemetery 1201 Easton Road Philadelphia, PA. Please keep them in your prayers. To to the family or in memory of Rubye Harrison, please

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Jerolyn C. McDowell

Feb 05, 1928 - Feb 25, 2024

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Philadelphia, PA

Jerolyn C. McDowell, born in Lansdale, PA, on February 5, 1928, was a beacon of light, a loving mother, a compassionate friend, a generous helper, and a supportive pillar in her church. Her life was a beautiful witness of faith and a testament to Proverbs 31:26, "She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue." Known for her love of crafting, word searches, coloring, bowling and cheering on her grandchildren, Jerolyn lived a life filled with joy and shared it generously with those around her.Jerolyn's worked a clerk at a bank but, her heart's work was her active service at Lawndale Baptist Church, where she served as a Deaconess, Sunday School Teacher, and Bible School instructor. Here, Jerolyn's faith shone brightly as she taught others about God's love and grace. Her dedication to her faith was only rivaled by her devotion to her family, whom she loved dearly.Jerolyn is survived by her daughters Linda (George) Groves and Dale (Dave) Teel, her grandchildren George IV, Jim (Nicole) Groves, John (Nickcole) Groves, Jeff (Lisa) Groves, David (Laurie) Teel, Tara (Chris) DeBord. She will also be sadly missed by her great grandchildren Colin, Caitlin, Alyssa, Johnny, Haley, Madeline, Ellie, Claire, Jake, Evelyn, Brian, Kylie James, her former granddaughter-in-law, Lauren, other relatives and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, James McDowell, Jr. and her parents Wilson and Grace Cassel (nee Schuyler). Relatives and friends are invited to greet her family Thursday, February 29, 2024, from 9:30 am to 10:30 am at Lambie Funeral Home, 8000 Rowland Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19136. Her service will follow 10:30 am, at the funeral home. Jerolyn will be interred at Sunset Memorial Park, with her husband James P. McDowell, Jr.In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Jerolyn's name to Lawndale Baptist Church 6433 Lawndale Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19111 would be appreciated.We encourage loved ones to leave their precious memories of Jerolyn and upload photos to the memorial page. As we remember and celebrate Jerolyn's life, we are reminded of one of her favorite verses, 1 Corinthians 16:14, "Let all that you do be done in love." Her legacy of love, faith, and family will forever live on in all of us.

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Elizabeth E. Howlett

Mar 18, 1936 - Feb 25, 2024

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Philadelphia, PA

"Elizabeth E. Howlett is lovingly known as Betty to family and friends. Born on March 18,1936 to the late William and Emma (nee: Grubb) Curtin and has been a lifelong resident of the Whitman area of South Philadelphia. A retiree of the Philadelphia School District as an aide at Sharswood Elementary School for many years. Betty loved spending time in North Wildwood with her family, also she enjoyed visiting casinos, playing Bingo and cooking for her family during the Holidays. She loved the excitement of New Years and the parade each year and all the events leading up to this special day. Elizabeth will be remembered as a feisty, straight-shooting lady who never had a problem telling it as it was. She was dedicated to her family and loved them dearly. Beloved wife to the late William J. Howlett, Sr. Loving mother to William (Alice) Howlett Jr., Albert “Sonny” (Judith) Howlett and Joseph (Donna) Howlett, Sr. Dearest Mom Mom of William (Stephanie) Howlett III, Amy (Erin Dougherty) Howlett, Albert “AJ” (Fiancée Nikai Varalli) Howlett, Tina (Rob) Nebinger, Sean (Patrice) Howlett and the late Joseph Howlett, Jr. and by 9 great grandchildren. Sister of Peter Curtin and the late Jimmy, Sissy, Georgie, Franny, Bobby and Billy. Also, she will be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation Thursday morning from 8-10:10am at the Murphy Ruffenach Brian W Donnelly Funeral Home, 3rd \u0026amp; Wolf Sts. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30am at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church. Entombment will follow in Fernwood Cemetery. Memorial donations in her memory can be made to The Katie Kirlin Fund, 229 Wolf St. Phila., PA 19148 or to Think Pink for Pat, 211 Wolf St. Phila., PA 19148."

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Dorothy Yonrue Liu-Bottary

Jan 26, 1989 - Feb 22, 2024

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Philadelphia, PA

Dorothy Yonrue Liu-Bottary, age 35, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2024. Dorothy was born in Winchester, MA. A visitation @ alleva funeral home, inc for Dorothy will be held Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Alleva Funeral Home, 1724 E. Lancaster Ave, Paoli, PA 19301. Following the visitation @ alleva funeral home, inc will be a graveside service@ valley forge memorial gardens cemetery from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM.

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Sterling H. Green

Mar 06, 1950 - Mar 01, 2024

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Philadelphia, PA

A Celebration of Sterling H. Green's life will occur onWednesday, March 06, 2024Service 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Wood Funeral Home5537-39 W. Girard AvenuePhiladelphia, PA 19131Interment: Washington Crossing National Cemetery

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Emilia Garbarino

Jul 19, 1937 - Feb 23, 2024

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Philadelphia, PA

Emilia Garbarino, born on July 19, 1937, in Philadelphia, PA, was a beacon of resilience and compassion, embodying a spirit of giving and caring that touched everyone who crossed her path. A thoughtful and reliable presence, Emilia devoted herself to the well-being and happiness of her family, always ensuring that her loved ones felt nurtured and cherished. As Maya Angelou beautifully expressed, "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel," and Emilia Garbarino, indeed, made everyone feel deeply loved and valued.Emilia lived a life centered around her family and enjoyed being a social butterfly and the heartbeat of every gathering. Born and raised in South Philadelphia to the late Anthony Garbarino Sr. and Antoinette (nee Del Goleto) Garbarino, Emilia was never married or employed but filled her time and heart with the joy of caring for others. Her laughter and the vibrancy she brought to lunches and family gatherings will forever be remembered and cherished by those who loved her. She also enjoyed quiet nights watching old TV shows, especially "I Dream of Jeannie".She is survived by her devoted niece, Annette Derito (Louis) and nephew Domenick Garbarino (Jo-Anna), who held a special place in Emilia's heart. She will also be deeply missed by her 5 great nieces and nephews and 7 great great nieces and nephews.Emilia was preceded in death by her loving parents Antoinette and Anthony Garbarino Sr.; her brother Domenick Garbarino (Rose) and her nephew Anthony G. Garbarino (Linda).A viewing will be held at St Cyril of Jerusalem Church, 1410 Almshouse Road, Jamison, Pennsylvania, 18929, on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 10:00 am, followed by her Funeral Mass at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 3301 West Cheltenham Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19150.In our hearts, Emilia's legacy lives on, a testament to a life well-lived and a love generously shared. We invite all those whose lives were touched by Emilia to share their memories and upload photos to the memorial page, ensuring that the warmth, compassion, and resilience of Emilia Garbarino continue to inspire and comfort us all.

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