Tony Voce, First Philly Native To Star For Flyers Organization, Dies At 43 Tony Voce, First Philly Native To Star For Flyers Organization, Dies At 43
Tony Voce, First Philly Native To Star For Flyers Organization, Dies At 43 Tony Voce, the first Philadelphia native to play in the Flyers organization, died suddenly Monday, July 8, following an esteemed career representing his hometown franchise for years. The Lehigh Valley Phantoms announced Voce's death, noting he was a former Calder Cup Champion and running down his impressive and historic career. A cause of death was not made public. We are incredibly saddened to share the news of the passing of our dear friend, coach, and mentor Tony Voce. Your... Posted by Philadelphia Flyers Warriors on Monday, July 8, 2024 "We are incredibly saddened to sha…
Late Montco High School Grad Was Planning To Join Air Force, Fund Says Late Montco High School Grad Was Planning To Join Air Force, Fund Says
Late Montco High School Grad Was Planning To Join Air Force, Fund Says A class of 2024 graduate of Wissahickon High School, died on Monday, July 1, loved ones wrote in a GoFundMe launched to help the family.  Domenic G. Dugas, was 17-years-old, and slated to leave for training in the US Air Force at the end of the summer, fund organizer Denise Sabia explained. "No one is ever prepared to bury a child, and the financial burden of a memorial service is unimaginable during this difficult time," she wrote.   "Please consider contributing to help with the costs of medical bills, transporting Dom's body from NJ to PA, cremation, a…
Fundraiser Launched For Family Of PA Firefighter Fundraiser Launched For Family Of PA Firefighter
Fundraiser Launched For Family Of PA Firefighter A Pennsylvania firefighter of over 50 years has died, according to his family and friends. John Bruetsch, 65, a New Cumberland native living in Enola, passed away on June 9, his sister Karen Blazina announced on Facebook. In her post she wrote the following: "Today I lost my younger brother. Unexpected that the man, the husband, the father, the grandfather, the brother, the uncle, the fireman, the PIO for Cumberland County answered his last call on earth. He is loved and will be missed. You fought a great fight John Bruetsch ....peace." He passed away at  Penn State Holy Spirit Hospit…
Master Carpenter Dies Sudden In Central PA, Family Says Master Carpenter Dies Sudden In Central PA, Family Says
Master Carpenter Dies Sudden In Central PA, Family Says A master carpenter has died suddenly for an unknown reason his family explained in a GoFundMe campaign launched on July 3.  Matthew “Matt” Aaron Clinton, 54 of York, passed away on July 2, according to his obituary.  "Details of his death are unknown, but at this time, we know that he passed peacefully in his sleep at his home in Columbia," his ex-wife Jane Calcina-Clinton wrote on a GoFundMe launched to help their two sons.  Matt attended West York High School and York VoTech, going on to become a master carpenter, according to his obituary. "His brilliance and artistic…
PA Math Teacher, Softball Coach Stephanie Smith Dies, 32 PA Math Teacher, Softball Coach Stephanie Smith Dies, 32
PA Math Teacher, Softball Coach Stephanie Smith Dies, 32 A 32-year-old Manheim Central math teacher and softball coach has died, according to her obituary. Stephanie E. Smith, 32 of Lititz, passed away at home on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, according to her obituary. She graduated from Bermudian Springs High School and Millersville University, before she became a beloved high school math teacher, as detailed in her obituary. For fun she cooked, she enjoyed "art, music, movies, ice cream, flowers, sharks, and the color blue," as stated in her obituary. She is survived by her husband of four years, Nicholas "Nick" C. Barlieb, according to social medi…
US Air Force Member, Father Killed In PA Motorcycle Crash US Air Force Member, Father Killed In PA Motorcycle Crash
US Air Force Member, Father Killed In PA Motorcycle Crash Edgar Guadarrama Jaimes, a Coopersburg father and husband, died in a motorcycle accident last Wednesday, June 26, officials have said. He was 30.  Guadarrama Jaimes was pronounced dead at the scene of the Interstate 78 crash, according to the Lehigh County Coroner's Office. Two other drivers involved in the accident were not injured.  His obituary from Stephens Funeral Home says the 30-year-old served in the United States Air Force and was a server at the Coopersburg Diner. The restaurant was closed on Monday, July 1 in Guadarrama Jaimes' memory.  Dear friends …
PA Woman Who Died At National Park Was Traveling Nurse With 'Zest For Life,' Fund Says PA Woman Who Died At National Park Was Traveling Nurse With 'Zest For Life,' Fund Says
PA Woman Who Died At National Park Was Traveling Nurse With 'Zest For Life,' Fund Says Gillian Tones of North Apollo was identified as the Pennsylvania woman who drowned at Glacier National Park in Montana over the weekend. She was 26.  Nations Parks Service officials said Tones slipped and fell into the water above St. Mary Falls on Sunday afternoon, June 23.  Witnesses said bystanders pulled her from the water after she was washed over the falls. She never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead at 7 p.m., according to park rangers.  According to her obituary from Curran Funeral Home, Tones was a 2015 graduate of Apollo-Ridge High Schoo…
Airborne 21-Year-Old Killed In 4 Vehicle Crash: PA State Police Airborne 21-Year-Old Killed In 4 Vehicle Crash: PA State Police
Airborne 21-Year-Old Killed In 4 Vehicle Crash: PA State Police A 21-year-old man was killed in a four-vehicle crash on Route 30 on June 17, the Pennsylvania State Police announced in a release the following Monday. Shortly after the crash, Preston Mowery, of Ephrata, was found seatbelted but unresponsive in the driver’s seat of a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu along the side of Route 30/Lincoln Highway around 7 a.m. on Monday, according to the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office and the Pennsylvania State Police.  Three other vehicles were involved: a tractor-trailer, a Tesla, and another sedan—  all only drivers in the vehicles, according to the PSP re…
17-Year-Old Killed In Philadelphia Shooting Was Recent High School Grad, Family Says 17-Year-Old Killed In Philadelphia Shooting Was Recent High School Grad, Family Says
17-Year-Old Killed In Philadelphia Shooting Was Recent High School Grad, Family Says Isya Stanley, a Philadelphian who recently received her high school diploma, was killed in a shooting at Fairmount Park last Friday, June 14, according to police and loved ones. She was 17.  Authorities said Stanley was one of five people shot on the 2400 block of Greenland Drive around 10:45 p.m. She was struck multiple times and taken to Temple University Hospital where she was pronounced dead, PPD said.  The other four victims were placed in stable condition and the shooting remains under investigation, officials said.  In a GoFundMe campaign, family members said Stanley …
MD Dad, Business Owner ID'd After Fatal PA Motorcycle Crash: Coroner MD Dad, Business Owner ID'd After Fatal PA Motorcycle Crash: Coroner
MD Dad, Business Owner ID'd After Fatal PA Motorcycle Crash: Coroner A 48-year-old Maryland man died at the scene of a crash in Pennsylvania, authorities said on Thursday, June 13.  Andrew "Andy" Adelsberger, 48 of Boonsboro, MD, had an accidental death due to multiple blunt force injuries, according to the Adams County Coroner's Office. Andy was wearing a helmet when he lost control of his motorcycle on PA Route 116/Fairfield Road westbound near Valley View Trail, according to Carroll Valley police. The motorcycle went on to strike a tree approximately 10 feet from the side of the highway around 6:20 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, authorities detailed.  Rt. 1…
PA ATV Crash Kills 22-Year-Old NJ Woman: State Police PA ATV Crash Kills 22-Year-Old NJ Woman: State Police
PA ATV Crash Kills 22-Year-Old NJ Woman: State Police A 22-year-old woman died at the scene of an all-terrain vehicle crash on Sunday, Pennsylvania State Police in Gettysburg announced the following day. Evelyn Pineda Guadron, of Hightstown, New Jersey, was riding the Yamaha YFM7RAL ATV in the 400 block of Birch Run Road in Menallen Township near the Michaux State Forest in Shippensburg.  She lost control  of the ATV around 6 p.m. on June 9, PSP detailed in the release That's when she fell off “due to the decrease in elevation just off the roadway," as stated in the release. But the ATV kept g…
Former Philly Resident Angel Manuel Diaz, Food Bank Worker, Dies Suddenly At 45 Former Philly Resident Angel Manuel Diaz, Food Bank Worker, Dies Suddenly At 45
Former Philly Resident Angel Manuel Diaz, Food Bank Worker, Dies Suddenly At 45 Angel Manuel Diaz, of Camden and formerly of Philadelphia, died suddenly on June 3 in Philadelphia, according to an obituary published by Falco, Caruso & Leonard Funeral Home. He was 45 years old. Angel graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1997, and for the past decade, has worked at the Food Bank of Delaware, his obituary said. He started as a maintenance coordinator and climbed his way up to serve as Director of Fleet and Logistics overseeing the Food Bank of Delaware's team of drivers and fleet of vehicles in both Newark and Milford, Delaware.  He was loved by his team …
Fundraiser Launched For Lehigh Valley Teen Killed In Motorcycle Crash Fundraiser Launched For Lehigh Valley Teen Killed In Motorcycle Crash
Fundraiser Launched For Lehigh Valley Teen Killed In Motorcycle Crash Community members have raised thousands for the 19-year-old who died in a Walnutport crash over the weekend.  Eliam Buchanan-Ramos' motorcycle collided with another vehicle on Riverview Drive around 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1, officials have said.  He was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg where he died from complications of multiple traumatic injuries on Sunday afternoon, according to the Coroner's Office. His death was ruled accidental.  On GoFundMe, his older sister said Buchanan-Ramo was a "beloved brother, son, uncle, cousin, nephew, friend and brother in Christ…
Berks Co. Dad Dies Days After York Co. Motorcycle Crash: Police Berks Co. Dad Dies Days After York Co. Motorcycle Crash: Police
Berks Co. Dad Dies Days After York Co. Motorcycle Crash: Police A Berks County dad has died days after a motorcycle crash, the Northern York County Regional Police announced on Wednesday.  Nicholas "Nick" Street, 33 of Mohnton, died at WellSpan York Hospital at 2:05 a.m. on Wednesday, June 4 from injuries he suffered following a motorcycle, the NYCRPD detailed. "He was riding a 2003 Harley-Davidson motorcycle when he struck a bridge," the police stated in the release.  The crash happened on Kitzmiller Road at Pentland Road in Manheim Township on Sunday, June 2, according to the police. Anyone with information about the crash may contact pol…
High School Student Killed In ATV Crash, Pennsylvania State Police Say High School Student Killed In ATV Crash, Pennsylvania State Police Say
High School Student Killed In ATV Crash, Pennsylvania State Police Say An all-terrain vehicle rollover crash has led to the death of a Pequea Valley High School student.  Tyler Yoder, 18 of Narvon previously of Rohrerstown and Lancaster, passed away following the ATV crash in the 5800 block of Northeimer Road in Salisbury Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police. That crash happened around 8:41 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, PSP explained in a release. State police continue to investigate this deadly crash but they have explained that "The victim was operating an all-terrain vehicle in a field when the vehicle flipped. The victim was partially ej…
PA Firefighter Dies On Wife's 30th Birthday: 'I Will Never Recover From This' PA Firefighter Dies On Wife's 30th Birthday: 'I Will Never Recover From This'
PA Firefighter Dies On Wife's 30th Birthday: 'I Will Never Recover From This' This next decade was supposed to be the best one yet for Rachel Kay. The Bucks County resident had married the love of her life, Joe Kay, who honored her in part with a Facebook post on her birthday, June 1. UPDATE: Slain Firefighter Was Passenger In Unregistered UTV That Crash During Pursuit, Bucks DA Says Bu t Joe Kay, a member of the Plumstead Fire Department and sprint racer, died later that day. Not much is known about Kay's death, only that it came as a total shock to all who knew him, especially his wife. "My sweet, full of life, perfect husband passed away in an accident…
Pennsylvania Police Chief, Dies Less Than 1 Month After Promotion Pennsylvania Police Chief, Dies Less Than 1 Month After Promotion
Pennsylvania Police Chief, Dies Less Than 1 Month After Promotion Less than one month after he was sworn in Greencastle Police Department Chief, Keith Russell has died, according to a release by the department on Saturday, June 6. Chief Russell passed away from an "off duty medical death," according to the Greencastle PD. No additional information about his death was available at the time of publishing.  He had only been sworn in as chief on May 6, 2024, the department explained. The promotion came after 23 years of police service. Russell was also a U.S. Navy Gulf War Veteran.  Funeral arrangements have not been released.  "Please …
Boyertown Community Rallies For Late Youth Baseball Coach Boyertown Community Rallies For Late Youth Baseball Coach
Fundraiser Launched For Berks Baseball Coach Steve Batten Community members are raising thousands for the family of Steve Batten, a youth coach who died suddenly on Sunday, May 26, according to colleagues.  Batten coached the Boyertown Black Bears of the Boyertown Midget Baseball League, friends said on GoFundMe. "Coach Steve was a major contributor to BMBL as a coach from t-ball all the way to majors and advanced play," organizers wrote. "He served as the president of the Jr. Division and has been a board member and the director of marketing." "Steve Batten will remain one of the most passionate individuals when it comes to promoting a posi…
Temple University Alumna Killed In York County Crash 1 Minute From Home Temple University Alumna Killed In York County Crash 1 Minute From Home
Temple University Alumna Killed In York County Crash 1 Minute From Home A Temple University Art Institute alumna has died following a crash on the way home from work, her family explained on social media. Libby Spangler, 35 of the 700 block of Stonewood Road, Springettsbury Township, has been identified as the driver who crashed into a utility pole at the intersection of Stonewood and Trowbridge roads on Friday, according to an updated release by the York County Coroner's office on May 28.  Google Maps shows the location was approximately one minute or .6 miles from her home.  Libby was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash but she was fo…
Details Come To Light In Crash That Killed Levittown Skateboarder After Suspect Surrenders: DA Details Come To Light In Crash That Killed Levittown Skateboarder After Suspect Surrenders: DA
Details Come To Light In Crash That Killed Levittown Skateboarder After Suspect Surrenders: DA A Bucks County Investigating Grand Jury has recommended a Philadelphia man be charged in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 28-year-old skateboarder last November. Tajair Anthony Delbridge, 25, surrendered on Friday, May 24, 2024, to be arraigned on charges of accidents involving death or personal injury, hindering apprehension or prosecution, tampering with physical evidence, criminal solicitation, possession of a small amount of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Delbridge is believed to have struck Joel Steven Moreau in Levittown on Friday, Nov 24 on Haines Road, t…
Elkins Park Teen Killed In Roxborough Shooting Was Weeks From Graduation: Family Elkins Park Teen Killed In Roxborough Shooting Was Weeks From Graduation: Family
Elkins Park Teen Killed In Roxborough Shooting Was Weeks From Graduation: Family Elijah Deloach, the 18-year-old shot and killed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, May 21, was two weeks away from graduating high school, according to loved ones.  In a GoFundMe campaign set up to assist with funeral costs, family members called Deloach a "heroic young man." "Due to gun violence and Elijah's bravery he was taken from us unexpectedly," wrote campaign organizer Angela Yanni.  "Elijah was trying to de-escalate a domestic abuse situation and help the victim get out safe, tragically being shot in the process." Philadelphia police believe Deloach was shot by 23-y…
Longtime PA Girl Scout Volunteer Dies Of Cancers 5 Days After Diagnoses Longtime PA Girl Scout Volunteer Dies Of Cancers 5 Days After Diagnoses
Longtime PA Girl Scout Volunteer Dies Of Cancers 5 Days After Diagnoses A mom of two of her own children but scout mom to hundreds, has died following a short battle with cancers, her family told Daily Voice shortly after her passing. Stephanie J. (Porter) Pikora, 61 originally of Dudley, Mass. but more recently of Harrisburg, PA, passed away just after 3 a.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2024. She was the youngest of five children born to Lorraine (Bonnette) and Lawrence Porter in Webster, MA on Oct. 14, 1962. It wasn't long before she first met the love of her life and future husband Dennis. When he was 6-years-old he couldn't recall the address of his new home on t…
Construction Worker, Union Member Killed On Pennsylvania Jobsite Construction Worker, Union Member Killed On Pennsylvania Jobsite
Construction Worker, Union Member Killed On Pennsylvania Jobsite Union colleagues are passing the hat for Matthew Holloran, who died on a job site last Wednesday, May 8.  "Matt passed away while working on a construction site in West Philadelphia," wrote fellow Insulators Union member Maria Pfrommer on GoFundMe.  "This is a tragedy that hits too close to home, a stark reminder of the dangers our brothers and sisters face every day on construction sites nationwide and just how short life is." A spokesperson for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Holloran's death is under investigation.  Holloran, 49, of Glenm…
Toddler Identified After Drowning In Neighbor's Central PA Pool (UPDATE) Toddler Identified After Drowning In Neighbor's Central PA Pool (UPDATE)
Toddler Identified After Drowning In Neighbor's Central PA Pool (Update) The identity of a 3-year-old boy who wandered into a neighbor's pool around noon on a Sunday earlier this month has been released by his family.  Pujan Chouhan is believed to have "walked away from his home on Wheatland Ave. unbeknownst to his family, and within a short amount of time had made his way onto a nearby residential property where the pool was located," East Hempfield Township Police investigators said.  He was found in a neighbor's backyard pool, in the 1720 block of Wheatland Avenue, at 12:08 p.m. on May 5, the police and the coroner detailed in their separa…
'A Pillar Of Knowledge': Colleagues, Loved Ones Mourn Late Wyomissing Fire Captain 'A Pillar Of Knowledge': Colleagues, Loved Ones Mourn Late Wyomissing Fire Captain
Wyomissing Fire Capt. Derrick Nester Obituary Derrick Nester, a Captain of the Wyomissing Fire Department, has died, his firehouse colleagues announced on Tuesday, May 7. He was 43.  "Mere words cannot express the profound sadness and heartbreak we are all feeling right now at the loss of our Brother Captain Derrick Nester of the Wyomissing Fire Department," members of the Berks Professional Firefighters Association wrote in a statement.  "Derrick was a pillar of knowledge and experience that could be relied upon no matter the situation or emergency." Mere words cannot express the profound sadness and heartbreak we are a…
Marlton's Christopher J. Lenegan, 30, Died Suddenly Marlton's Christopher J. Lenegan, 30, Died Suddenly
Marlton's Christopher J. Lenegan, 30, Died Suddenly Christopher J. Lenegan, of Marlton, died suddenly on Sunday, April 28 at home, according to an obituary published by Bradley Funeral Home. He was 30 years old.  The Philadelphia native's life "was one marked by love, kindness, and a warm spirit that drew people to him," his obit said. Christopher was a parishioner of St. Joan of Arc Church. An avid outdoorsman, Christopher enjoyed fishing and cherished his trips to the shore, where he could be found casting a line into the water, hoping for a good catch, his obit said. A collector and avid reader of comic books, Christopher found esc…
Driver Who Died In Allentown Crash Was Temple Grad And Software Engineer, Family Says Driver Who Died In Allentown Crash Was Temple Grad And Software Engineer, Family Says
Driver Who Died In Allentown Crash Was Temple Grad And Software Engineer, Family Says Abeil Adilow, a Philadelphia man and Temple University alumnus, died in a crash in Allentown on Tuesday, April 30, authorities have said. He was 27.  Police said Adilow crashed on the 1900 block of Lehigh Street just after 1 a.m. He was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest where he later succumbed to his injuries.  In a GoFundMe set up by family members to assist with his funeral costs, loved ones said Adilow was a Philadelphia native and a member of Central High School’s 273rd graduating class. He went on to receive a degree from Temple and was most recentl…
Pennsauken's Sean Hill Killed In Car Crash Loved Church, Fireworks Pennsauken's Sean Hill Killed In Car Crash Loved Church, Fireworks
Pennsauken's Sean Hill Killed In Car Crash Loved Church, Fireworks Funeral services are Friday, April 26 in Philadelphia for a 20-year-old Camden County, NJ, man killed in a car crash earlier this month. Sean L. Hill, a graduate of Pennsauken High School, was a passenger in a car that rear-ended a tractor-trailer in Pennsauken on April 16. Sean developed a deep passion for cars and a greater love for fireworks, often saving his paychecks to buy enough for spectacular displays, according to his obituary published by May Funeral Home. "Sean loved attending car shows and monster truck events and cherished ending any occasion with a fireworks show," the obitu…
Thousands Raised For Family Of Late Delco Fitness Trainer Thousands Raised For Family Of Late Delco Fitness Trainer
Thousands Raised For Family Of Late Delco Fitness Trainer Ruth (nee Kent) Vellucci, a beloved wife, mother, and instructor at Fight Shape gym in Broomall, died on Wednesday, April 17, according to her obituary. She was 42.  "Ruthie was a beacon of light in our lives, radiating warmth, love, and compassion to all who knew her," wrote Lauren McGilligan on GoFundMe.  "She was the rock that held her family AND the Fight Shape family together." View this post on Instagram A post shared by Fight Shape (@fightshapegym) According to her obituary, Vellucci is survived by her husband Vincent a…
24-Year-Old Pennsylvania Professional Baseball Player Killed In Crash: Officials 24-Year-Old Pennsylvania Professional Baseball Player Killed In Crash: Officials
24-Year-Old Pennsylvania Professional Baseball Player Killed In Crash: Officials A professional minor league baseball player died in a motorcycle crash last week numerous organizations confirmed on Monday, April 22. Ronny Garcia, a 24-year-old pitcher had recently signed to play for the Class AA team York Revolution before a motorcycle crash in Samana, Dominic Republic on Saturday, Hector Gomez Major League Baseball Insider reported, on Saturday, April 20. He noted that his father was also killed in the crash. Garcia was an international prospect who signed with the Houston Astros' farm system as a pitcher in 2016, playing on the minor league team from 2017 to 2023. …
Norristown Dad Dies Weeks After Montco Motorcycle Crash: PA State Police Norristown Dad Dies Weeks After Montco Motorcycle Crash: PA State Police
Norristown Dad Dies Weeks After Montco Motorcycle Crash: PA State Police Kristopher Laffredo, a beloved Norristown father, brother, uncle, and son, died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on April 3, according to his obituary from Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Funeral Home. He was 38.  Laffredo was involved in a crash near the corner of Stump Hall and Anders roads in Skippack Township on March 15 and taken to Jefferson Einstein Hospital in Philadelphia where he later died, according to Pennsylvania State Police.  In his obituary, family members said he was a devoted father and uncle and a fiercely loyal Philadelphia sports fan.  In addition to his son and h…