McElvarr Funeral Homes, Inc.
1415-17 E. Susquehanna Ave
| Philadelphia, PA 19125
Tel: 1-215-739-1473
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Hubert M. McBride Funeral Home
2357 E Cumberland Street
| Philadelphia, PA 19125
Tel: 1-215-426-8989

A letter to our Valued Clients, who are like family to us:

We would like to address our limitations and position as it pertains to this current crisis, the pandemic COVID-19.

Under the definition stated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, funeral homes are considered essential personnel. Thankfully, we are still able be here for you if the need arises. In the words of funeral director, Thomas Lynch, “A good funeral gets the dead where they need to go and living where they need to be.” This is our intent, in spite of these uncertain conditions. We are still able to ensure that a private burial or cremation is carried out with care. We can still get our loved ones where they need to go. Our priority now is keeping the family left behind safe, along with ourselves, clergy, and our own families at home. Home for us includes those of our staff who reside in the funeral homes.

The Pennsylvania Funeral Director’s Association have established the following guidelines. “Funerals or anything connected to them must be limited to ten people or less and arrangements should be done by phone, fax, email, skype, or Facetime where possible". These steps are necessary to help reduce the severity and spread of the virus among humans. This is also in accordance with the “stay at home” order that has been issued by Philadelphia County and the surrounding areas.

We understand how this will make an already difficult situation even more unbearable but please know that we are committed to being there for you every step of the way to ensure that your loved one is honored in the most beautiful way. We are here 24/7 for your questions and to assist you if the need arises. We are offering private funerals in our funeral home and also direct burial or direct cremation. Once things return to normal, we will be here to assist you in arranging the proper memorialization for your loved one. We are dealing with uncharted territory and things are changing quickly. We will continue to keep you updated as things progress. We appreciate you, we love you, and our hopes are that this pandemic will resolve in the near future if we all do our part

All Obituaries

By last name: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Marie Fuller Formerly of Mercer Street, Fishtown

Marie was born in Philadelphia to the late Nicholas and Marie Walker Grande.  She passed away late Friday evening May 29, 2020 Marie graduated from Little Flower High School for Girls, and...

Kelly Beech East Kensington

Daughter to Gail Perkins (Francis Beech). Devoted mother to Tyler . Companion to Terence Green. Loving sister to Brian Perkins the late Michael Perkins and Annemarie Murphy . Dear aunt of Lorenzo...

Marie Matt Port Richmond

Marie  was born in Atlantic City NJ to the late Michael Oprea and June Matt.  She passed away at her home on Saturday, surrounded by her loving family.  Marie was educated at St....

Debbie Scott Port Richmond

Debbie Scott, aged 61, passed away peacefully in her home on May 25, 2020 surrounded by those closest to her. There is no place she would have rather been, as her home is embedded in Port...

Jean Aikens Bucks County

Jean Aikens went home to be with the Lord on May 21, 2020. She was 78 years old. Formerly of the East Kensington neighborhood in Philadelphia, Jean lived for the last years of her life in Bucks...

John Leipert East Kensington

John D. Leipert passed away suddenly at home on May 21, 2020 at the age of 55. He is the beloved son of John J. and Dorothea (née Sieminski) Leipert. Dear brother of Darlene Leipert (David...

Frances Howarth Olde Richmond

Frances was born in Philadelphia to the late Frank and Louise Donahue Petroski.  She passed away tragically, as a result of her injuries when she jumped from her home in a house...

Patrick O'Brien Fishtown

Patrick J. O'Brien passed away peacefully on April 13, 2020, at the age of 61. He is the devoted Dad of Alicia (Dawn), Patrick (Lauren), and Michael (Monica). Loving Poppy of Ryan, Hailey,...

Regina A. "Ginny" Clark Fishtown

Ginny was born in Philadelphia to the late Agustus and Agnes McCann Hatgimisios.  She passed away Friday in Thomas Jefferson University Hospital after a valiant battle with heart...

Helen Schick Kensington

Helen M.  Schick "Zippy" passed away peacefully at home on May 6, 2020 after courageously battling various cancers for many years. She was surrounded by her loving family.  She...
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