In Memorium
Nancy Louise Kelly (59) Sister with a heart of gold....miss you a lot sis - April 13, 2004
Joseph DeSandro (71) We had some great times together cuz...born and died on same date - Dec 18, 1933 - Dec 18, 2004
Mike Alullo (62) Childhood friend. We sang on street corners together in the 50s & 60s - baritone with Frankie & the Fashions - Sept 19, 2008
Gus "Ozark Ike" Zernial (87) - Phila A's (1B) - Jan 20, 2011
Gladys Horton (66) - Lead Singer, Marvelettes - Jan 26, 2011
Woodie Fryman (70) Phila Phillies (P) - Feb 4, 2011
Gene Gossage (74) Phila Eagles 1960 (LB) - Apr 1, 2011
Eddie Joost (94) Phila A's (2B & Mgr) - Apr 12, 2011
Stanley Glenn (84) Phila Stars - Negro Leagues - Apr 16, 2011
Carl Gardner (83) Founder of The Coasters - Jun 12, 2011
Wes Covington (79) Phila Phillies (OF) - July 4, 2011
Rob Grill (67) Lead Singer, Grass Roots - July 11, 2011
Pete Pihos (87) Phila Eagles HOFer - Aug 16, 2011
Nick Ashford (70) Singer & half of the group Ashford & Simpson - Aug 22, 2011
Joey Vento (71) Owner of the famous Geno's Steaks - So. Philly - Aug 23, 2011
Donald Banks (74) Bass Singer & original member of The Tymes - Oct 7, 2011
"Smokin" Joe Frazier (67) Heavyweight Champ - Nov 7, 2011
Paul "Pudgy" Foy (63) US Army Vietnam Veteran - R.I.P. Cuz - Nov 8, 2011
Fred Milano (72) Tenor & co-founder of Dion & the Belmonts - Jan 1, 2012
Joe Paterno (85) Legendary Penn State coach - Jan 22, 2012
Andy Musser (74) Phillies broadcaster - Jan 22, 2012
Angelo (Mirena) Dundee (90) Legendary South Phila fight trainer - R.I.P. Ang - Feb 1, 2012
Jimmy Ellis (74) Lead singer of The Trammps - Mar 8, 2012
Herb Reed (83) Founder of The Platters - sang on all 400+ songs - June 4, 2012
David A. Mahoney (86) One of the original Four Aces - July 8, 2012
"Butterball" Joe Tamburro (70) Longtime Great Philly DJ - WDAS-AM - Rock on BB - July 27, 2012
Johnny Pesky (92) Terrific ballplayer (Red Sox) & Gentleman - Aug 13, 2012
Steve Van Buren (91) Phila Eagles HOFer & greatest all time RB - you will be missed - Aug 23, 2012
Carmen Basilio (85) Welterweight & Middleweight Champ - Nov 7, 2012
Joe "Wimpy" Capriotti (87) WWII Navy veteran, comedian & golf buddy - R.I.P. friend - Nov 9, 2012
Major Harris (64)  Member of Philly R & B group "The Delphonics" - Nov 9, 2012
Harold Gould (88) Pitcher for Phila Stars of the Negro Leagues - Nov 9, 2012
"Pepper" Paire-Davis (88) Catcher for Rockford Peaches - played by Geena Davis in the movie "A League of Their Own" - Feb 2, 2013
Edith Houghton (100) 10 yr. old baseball phenom & 1st female scout in MLB history - Feb 2, 2013
Joe Astroth (90) Good friend & catcher for Phila A's 1945-'54/Kansas City A's 1955-'56 - May 3, 2013 - R.I.P. Joe
Stan Lopata (87) Phillies 1950 Whiz Kids catcher (1948-'58) - June 15, 2013 - R.I.P. Stosh
Ruth Mack Clark (99) Daughter of Phila A's owner and manager Connie Mack - June 16, 2013 - R.I.P.
Thomas Francis "Cozy" Morley (87) Comedian, musician and all around great guy - Aug 23, 2013 - R.I.P. Cozy
Tom Gola (81) LaSalle College basketball legend - Phila Warriors and all around good guy - Jan 26, 2014
Franny Beecher (92) Lead guitar for Bill Haley's Comets - great musician, a gentleman & friend - Feb 24, 2014 - R.I.P. friend
William "Wild Bill" Guarnere (90) WWII - US Army - "Band of Brothers" - Silver Star - Mar 8, 2014 - Thank You for your Service
Lou "Big Daddy" Frattini (81) Co-producer of Gaelic & Garlic Productions Charity Concerts - Aug 25, 2014 - R.I.P. Luigi
Paul Revere (76) Leader of Paul Revere & the Raiders - the Last Madman of Rock & Roll - Oct. 2, 2014 - R.I.P. Buddy
Chuck Bednarik (89) Phila Eagles HOFer - WWII hero & all around good guy - Mar 21, 2015 - R.I.P. Concrete Charlie
Mahlon Ducket (92) IF for Phila Stars of the Negro Leagues & great guy - July, 12, 2015
Gloria Slavin (65) Our favorite comedian - R.I.P. funny girl - Aug 13, 2015
Raphael Paris (53) Singer-entertainer-musician & good friend - R.I.P. Raphie - Nov 21, 2015
Al Wistert (95) Tackle for the 1960 NFL Champion Philadelphia Eagles - Mar 5, 2016
Lee Andrews (79) Philly's the golden voice of Doo Wop - Lee Andrews & the Hearts - Mar 16, 2016
Billy Paul (81) Another great Philly vocalist of soul music - April 24, 2016
Rick MacLeish (66) Phila Flyers forward from the '70's Championship teams - May 30, 2016
Hal Lear (81) Star guard of the NBA's Phila Warriors team from 1956 - June 25, 2016
Lou Dixon (72) Army vet, childhood friend, teammate and great brother in law R.I.P. Lou - Aug 5, 2016
Bob Dailey (63) Philadelphia Flyers defenseman from 1973 - '82 - Sept 7, 2016
Bill Hockenbury (89) Former Philadelphia A's slugger and dear friend R.I.P Big Bill - Sept 2016
Joe Gavin (61) Terrific brother in law and big Phillies and Eagles fan (lol) R.I.P. Joey boy - Sept 15, 2016
Ronnie Giles (??) Actor-singer and US Army Vietnam Veteran and good friend - Sept 21, 2016
Bob Aquilante (65) Singer with Unique 4 and all around good guy R.I.P. Bobby A - Jan 1, 2017
Richie Ingui (71) Great singer terrific guy he part of the Soul Survivors R.I.P. Richie - Jan 10, 2017
George Shuster (69) Childhood friend, teammate and US Army Vietnam Vet R.I.P. George - Feb 13, 2017
Ruben Amaro Sr. (81) Former Phillie favorite - SS and scout - and all around nice guy - Mar 31, 2017
Jim Bunning (85) Former Phillies pitcher and HOFer - pitched perfect game on Father's Day 1964 - May 26, 2017
Darren Daulton (55) Beloved Phillies catcher, team leader and great guy with a sense of humor - Aug 6, 2017
Walter "Bunny" Sigler (76) Great Phila singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrument player - Oct 6, 2017
Ben Hawkins (73) "The Hawk" - former Eagles WR from 1966-'73 - Oct 9, 2017
Oscar Gamble (68) Former Phillies outfielder 1970-'72 - Jan 31, 2018
Frank X. Feller (91) Popular Philly DJ on WIBG radio 99 - member of the Broadcast Pioneers HOF - Mar 6, 2018
Francis Stephen Kelly (68) Brother and USMC Vietnam Vet - and Army Panama Campaign Vet. Miss you dearly, brother - Jan 7, 2019

Dick "Richards" Boccelli (95) Original drummer for Bill Haley's Comets, actor of stage, screen & TV, WCU sports HOF & very dear friend
- July 12, 2019
Joe Calci (89) Golf buddy and good friend. R.I.P., paisan - Aug 9, 2020
Robert A. "Bob" Kelly (61) Gone too soon. We love you and miss you, brother. R.I.P. - Dec 3, 2020

Joey D’Ambrosio (87) legendary Original sax player for Bill Haley’s Comets & Rock & Roll HOFer (2012)
We love ya and miss ya cuz R.I.P.  - Aug 9, 2021
Mike “Mikey Ike” Eichmann (70) childhood neighborhood buddy – lotsa laughs - you had a helluva run dude R.I.P. – Aug 17, 2021
John "Jack" Fred Maloney III (74) US Army Vietnam veteran - we love ya cuz - R.I.P. - Nov 27, 2021
Jimmy Lee Hicks (70) US Army veteran - a good guy and good friend - R.I.P. - May 13, 2022
Jack Guntz (75) was a neighbor and lifelong friend of about 70 years  R.I.P. - Dec 10, 2022





Charlie Gracie (86) The 1st Rock & Roll star from Philadelphia and dear friend. Hit record in 1957 "Butterfly" went to # 1 - Dec 17, 2022


I was glad to have had him come and perform for the vets at the Veterans Home last year. He was a dear friend and great talent and such a gentleman. Charlie always had time for you no matter who you are. He didn't have hundreds of thousands of fans all over the world... he had hundreds of thousands of friends all over the world. His person and his talent will be missed.