York County Prison Inmate 'Full Of Life' Killed By Medical Complications York County Prison Inmate 'Full Of Life' Killed By Medical Complications
York County Prison Inmate 'Full Of Life' Killed By Medical Complications A diehard KISS fan died suddenly from an unknown medical issue at a Pennsylvania Prison on Tuesday.  Todd Sidesinger, 56 of the first block of North Hartman Street, York City, was pronounced at UPMC Memorial Hospital at 7:47 a..m. on Feb. 20, Coroner Pam Gay detailed in a release late that night.  Deputy Coroner Molly York is investigating and certified his death. Per Prison protocol, the Pennsylvania State Police are also investigating his death.  Regarding Sidesinger's death, the coroner's office made the following statement: "Sidesinger began having some medical-rel…
Man Killed In Allentown Shooting Was Father Of Two, Loved Ones Say Man Killed In Allentown Shooting Was Father Of Two, Loved Ones Say
Man Killed In Allentown Shooting Was Father Of Two, Loved Ones Say Family members said Miguel Steven Dalmasi leaves behind two young sons and a stepdaughter.  Dalmasi, 33, of Alburtis, died after being shot near the corner of East Walnut and South Dauphin streets on Saturday night, Feb. 17, authorities have said.  His cause of death was ruled multiple gunshot wounds following an autopsy on Tuesday, Feb. 20, and the manner of death was homicide, according to the Coroner's Office.  On a GoFundMe set up to assist with funeral costs, loved ones said Dalmasi was "the light in a dark room." "His personality was one like no other," wrote his…
School Names Mom, Daughter Killed By Apparent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning School Names Mom, Daughter Killed By Apparent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
School Names Mom, Daughter Killed By Apparent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning School officials have named two of the three family members who died in an apparent carbon monoxide poisoning incident in Northeast Philadelphia this week.  They were mother and daughter Maricel Martinez, 47, and Angelina Cardona, 12, said Saint Albert the Great Catholic School of Huntingdon Valley in a statement.  "Our Hearts are broken as we try to cope with the loss of our wonderful teacher and friend as well as her sweet daughter, a student in our 5th grade," administrators wrote.  "Mrs. Martinez, we will always remember your kindness and confidence exhibited in you…
Lehigh University Mourns Loss Of Graduate Christian Mazzariello, 20 Lehigh University Mourns Loss Of Graduate Christian Mazzariello, 20
Lehigh University Mourns Loss Of Graduate Christian Mazzariello, 20 Christian Mazzariello, a native of Emerson, died on Thursday, Feb. 8 at the age of 20, after battling a brief illness according to his obituary. Mazzariello was a student (Class of 2025) at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, majoring in computer science at  the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, the university announced in a statement. "Christian was a bright light in the university and engineering communities," Ricardo Hall, Vice President for Student Affairs at Leigh said. "He will be deeply missed." Tributes poured in for Mazzariello on his obit…
PA 911 Operator, Kaitlynn Beatty, 20, Killed In Crash: State Police PA 911 Operator, Kaitlynn Beatty, 20, Killed In Crash: State Police
PA 911 Operator, Kaitlynn Beatty, 20, Killed In Crash: State Police A three-vehicle crash has left a 911 operator dead, authorities explained in the days following her sudden passing.  Kaitlynn Elizabeth Beatty, 20 of Irwin, was killed in a three-vehicle crash along Glades Pike/Route 31, west of Tree Army Road in Jefferson Township on Jan. 30, as detailed in the Pennsylvania State Police report.  Kaitlynn died at the scene, PSP Trooper Christopher Allen Explained. She had been on her way home from work at Somerset County 911.  She was a Pittsburgh native who had turned 20 years old just 15 days before the crash, according to her obituar…
PA Dad Of 3 Dies Suddenly From Flu Complications, Fund Says PA Dad Of 3 Dies Suddenly From Flu Complications, Fund Says
PA Dad Of 3 Dies Suddenly From Flu Complications, Fund Says Support is on the rise for a York mom and three children after the family lost their patriarch unexpectedly. According to a GoFundMe for Lindsey Markey, Dan Martin — her fiance — died Sunday, Feb. 3 due to complications of the flu and an upper respiratory infection.  Martin leaves behind children Royce, 8, Ryker, 6, and Lennon, 3. "No one prepares you for something like this," Lindsey wrote on Facebook. "I’m still trying to wrap my head around everything, and trying to get pass the traumatic events that took place yesterday.💔 "I want everyone to know that Dan was a good man! He …
Delco Dad Dies 2 Days After Son's Birth, Loved Ones Say Delco Dad Dies 2 Days After Son's Birth, Loved Ones Say
Delco Dad Dies 2 Days After Son's Birth, Loved Ones Say Friends and neighbors have raised nearly $100,000 to benefit the family of Roosevelt Castro.  The Ridley Park dad died on Wednesday, Feb. 7, just two days after he and his wife Marlegnne welcomed their infant son, Roosevelt Axel, said loved ones on GoFundMe.  "This page is to support our dear friend Marlegnne Castro navigate postpartum and care for her family in a time of tragedy," wrote campaign organizer Diana Perez. "The profound grief experienced by loved ones cannot be adequately articulated." In addition to his newborn and his wife of 14 years, Castro is survived by his 2-…
Chesco School Board President Killed In Plane Crash Had A 'Servant's Heart,' Loved Ones Say Chesco School Board President Killed In Plane Crash Had A 'Servant's Heart,' Loved Ones Say
Chesco School Board President Killed In Plane Crash Had A 'Servant's Heart,' Loved Ones Say After he was killed in a plane crash last Thursday, Feb. 1, friends and neighbors have raised thousands to benefit the family of Sam Ganow.  The Octorara Area School District Board President was flying a twin-engine Gulfstream American GA-7 that went down near Coatesville, officials have said. The exact cause of the crash remains under review by federal investigators.   On GoFundMe.com, loved ones say Ganow was an active member of several communities with a "servant's heart."  Born in Mississippi and raised in Nebraska, Ganow was a 1976 graduate of the Skyview…
NJ Man Working Construction Jobs In Philly Dies In Crash, 19 NJ Man Working Construction Jobs In Philly Dies In Crash, 19
NJ Man Working Construction Jobs In Philly Dies In Crash, 19 Family and loved ones are mourning the death of a teen from Toms River. A GoFundMe page was created in the memory of Diego Rodriguez Garibaldi, who died on Friday, Jan. 26 at 19 years old, according to his obituary.  The memorial fundraiser was created after a car crash sent Rodriguez Garibaldi to the hospital. Details in the crash were not immediately available. The GoFundMe page raised more than $28,500 from at least 500 donations as of Thursday, Feb. 8. "Your overwhelming support has meant the world to his family during this challenging time," the fundraiser page said. "We are gra…
Support Swells After PSU Student Amanda Magenheim Dies Of Asthma Attack Support Swells After PSU Student Amanda Magenheim Dies Of Asthma Attack
Support Swells After PSU Student Amanda Magenheim Dies Of Asthma Attack Amanda Nicole Magenheim, a student at Penn State University and a native of Livingston, NJ, died on Friday, Jan. 12 after suffering a severe asthma attack at the age of 21, according to a fundraiser set up to support her family. A devoted Nittany Lion, Magenheim made the Dean's List every semester and dreamed of becoming an occupational therapist, according to her obituary. She is survived by her parents, Donna and Sanford, her sisters, Alyssa and Erica, and numerous other family members and friends, her obituary reads. I wanted to convey my gratitude for all the love, support, pra…
Montco Woman Fatally Struck By Own Car, Coroner Says Montco Woman Fatally Struck By Own Car, Coroner Says
Montco Woman Fatally Struck By Own Car, Coroner Says A Montgomery County woman has died after she was accidentally struck by her own car in Catasauqua on Sunday night, Feb. 4, according to officials.  Santosh Gupta-Bala, 64, of Blue Bell, was taking items from the trunk when her car began to roll backward, said the Lehigh County Coroner's Office. She tried to get back into the car but fell underneath and was hit, authorities said. It happened on the 900 block of Bridge Court around 6:30 p.m., said Coroner Daniel A. Buglio.  Gupta-Bala was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg where she died from multiple traumatic injuries, Bu…
Driver Dies After Palmer Township Crash, Coroner Says Driver Dies After Palmer Township Crash, Coroner Says
Joseph Hoagland Dies After Palmer Twp. Crash: Coroner One driver died from his injuries after a crash in Palmer Township on Tuesday evening, Jan. 30, officials say.  Joseph R. Hoagland, 68, suffered a medical emergency that led to a wreck in the parking lot of the William Penn Highway Weis, said the Northampton County Coroner's Office.  Hoagland, of Wilson Borough, was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital - Anderson Campus where he passed from blunt force chest injuries on Wednesday, Jan. 31, authorities said. His death was ruled accidental.  According to his Facebook, Hoagland was from Phillipsburg, New Jersey, and attended Phill…
Penn State Alumna, Preschool Teacher, Grad Student Killed By Rare Brain Disease Penn State Alumna, Preschool Teacher, Grad Student Killed By Rare Brain Disease
Penn State Alumna, Preschool Teacher, Grad Student Killed By Rare Brain Disease A 30-year-old former preschool teacher in her final year of graduate school has died of a rare brain disease possibly caused by a severe autoimmune disease, her family says.  Jennafer Alayna-Lee Palmer, a Harrisburg native, passed away at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center on Friday, Jan. 19, according to her obituary.  "She had Encephalitis, which is the swelling of the brain," her sister Jhayda Washington wrote on a GoFundMe fundraising campaign page launched to cover her final expenses. Jhayda noted that Jennafer had been suffering from a terrible case of rheumatoid arthritis.  …
PA State Trooper Bryan Gray Dies, 36: 'Leader With Calm, Level-Headed Approach' PA State Trooper Bryan Gray Dies, 36: 'Leader With Calm, Level-Headed Approach'
PA State Trooper Bryan Gray Dies, 36: 'Leader With Calm, Level-Headed Approach' Bryan Gray, a Pennsylvania State Police trooper, husband, and father, died on Thursday, Jan. 18, according to his obituary. He was 36.  A Philadelphia native, Gray most recently lived in Morrisville with his wife and daughter, loved ones wrote. He was a state trooper of five years, serving at the Troop K barracks in Philadelphia, a family member wrote on GoFundMe. FOP State Lodge #37 said Gray was a "leader on his midnight squad, and always provided a calm and level-headed approach to any situation." Until 2015, Gray served in the US Army Special Forces as a Green Beret, and toured in…
Retired Deputy Philly Fire Commissioner Dies, 74 Retired Deputy Philly Fire Commissioner Dies, 74
Retired Deputy Philly Fire Commissioner Dies, 74 John J. Devlin, a longtime member and one-time deputy commissioner of the Philadelphia Fire Department, died last Sunday, Jan. 14, his colleagues said. He was 74.  Devlin, of the Fox Chase section of Northeast Philly, served in the department for 40 years before retiring in 2013, according to his obituary.  He also worked as a volunteer at the Fox Chase Cancer Center and the Philadelphia Second Alarmers Association, and served on the board of the PFD foundation, his obit says. Firehouse colleagues posted tributes in Devlin's honor after his passing.  Our hearts are …
Philadelphia Teacher, Levittown Mom Dies, 47 Philadelphia Teacher, Levittown Mom Dies, 47
Philadelphia Teacher, Levittown Mom Dies, 47 Nicole Larue Walsh, a longtime teacher in Philadelphia schools and a Levittown mother of three, passed unexpectedly on Tuesday, Jan. 16, loved ones said in her obituary. She was 47.  A lifelong Levittown resident, Walsh graduated from Neshaminy High School in 1994 before continuing her studies at Temple University, her obit says. She earned her master's in reading development from Holy Family College, family members wrote.  Walsh was a middle school special education teacher and began working in Philadelphia schools in 2009, according to her LinkedIn. Before that, she taught …
Allentown Police Chaplain Angel Ramos Dies: Officials Allentown Police Chaplain Angel Ramos Dies: Officials
Allentown Police Chaplain Angel Ramos Dies: Officials Angel Ramos, an Allentown pastor and longtime police chaplain, has died, the department announced on Thursday, Jan. 18.  Ramos had served as APD's chaplain for 27 years, said Chief Charles Roca in a statement.  "Pastor Ramos served the city and its residents with distinction," the chief said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family during this time." His Facebook profile says he studied at Colegio San José in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, and that he served in the US Army during the Vietnam War.  Ramos is survived by his wife. 
Delco Dad, Longtime Police Officer Dan Stickney Jr. Dies Unexpectedly (TRIBUTE) Delco Dad, Longtime Police Officer Dan Stickney Jr. Dies Unexpectedly (TRIBUTE)
Delco Dad, Longtime Police Officer Dan Stickney Jr. Dies Unexpectedly (Tribute) A Maryland police department is mourning the loss of a longtime brother in blue. Daniel Stickney Jr., who spent the last 15 years working for the Rising Sun Police Department in Maryland, died unexpectedly  on Wednesday, Jan. 10, according to a GoFundMe campaign for his family and his obituary. He was 49 years old. The Ridley Park, PA father, who spent 25 years working in law enforcement, was remembered by the Rising Sun PD as being "witty and kind." The Town of Rising Sun & the Rising Sun Police Department is deeply saddened to announce the sudden death of Police Cpl....…
'On Ice In Heaven:' Hardcore Philly Flyers Fan Gregory Collier Of Haddon Township Dies, 44 'On Ice In Heaven:' Hardcore Philly Flyers Fan Gregory Collier Of Haddon Township Dies, 44
'On Ice In Heaven:' Hardcore Philly Flyers Fan Gregory Collier Of Haddon Township Dies, 44 Major Philadelphia Flyers fan Gregory Brian Collier of Haddon Township died. He was 44 years old, according to an obituary published by Healey Funeral Home. Family and friends were invited to wear the professional hockey team's orange and black colors at his Saturday, Jan. 6 visitation and prayer service. And according to his mother, Peggy Collier, "almost everybody did." Greg died on Dec. 30, 2023, at Samaritan Hospice in Voorhees after a long illness. He suffered from Myotonic Dystrophy. Greg's main passion was the Philadelphia Flyers: "He always cheered on the Orange and …
Philadelphia Mom's Murderer ID'd: Police Philadelphia Mom's Murderer ID'd: Police
Philadelphia Mom's Murderer ID'd: Police Police investigators have named a suspect in the killing of Philadelphia mom Tatiana Vargas.  Abiud Torres, 20, is wanted on homicide charges, PPD told Daily Voice. He is described as 5-foot-9 and 170 pounds and is considered armed and dangerous, according to detectives.  Tatiana Vargas  Tatiana Vargas Facebook "Tati" Vargas, 35, was shot in the face and chest while on the 3100 block of Hartville Street on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 23, Daily Voice reported.  According to her obituary, Vargas graduated from Furness High School in South Philadelphia and worked for …
Melvin Kling, 99, Decorated WWII Vet, Penn State Fan From Pennsauken Went To Hundreds Of Games Melvin Kling, 99, Decorated WWII Vet, Penn State Fan From Pennsauken Went To Hundreds Of Games
Melvin Kling, 99, Decorated WWII Vet, Penn State Fan From Pennsauken Went To Hundreds Of Games Melvin E. Kling, formerly of Pennsauken, New Jersey and the Harrisburg area in Pennsylvania, died on Christmas, a month shy of his 100th birthday, according to an obituary by the Alloway Funeral Home. He was a highly-decorated veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army in Europe as well as the Korean War, where he was a commanding officer of a 101st Airborne company. He was a huge fan of the Penn State Nittany Lions. Mel had estimated he traveled to 200 to 300 Penn State football games, both home and away, his obituary said. Mel was born in Harrisburg, PA, on Jan. 22, 1924, whe…
Philadelphia Mom Gunned Down Days Before Christmas: Report Philadelphia Mom Gunned Down Days Before Christmas: Report
Philadelphia Mom Gunned Down Days Before Christmas: Report A 35-year-old Philadelphia mom was fatally shot days before Christmas. Tatiana "Tati" Vargas was shot in the face and chest on the 3100 block of Hartville Street on Dec. 23, 2023, Philaelphia police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:41 p.m. According to her obituary on the Murphy Ruffenach Brian W. Donnelly Funeral Home website, "Tati" graduated from Furness Highschool and worked as a teacher for Nyman Association.  She often helped out at her family business, South Philly Italian Kitchen, in the kitchen and as a waitress, her obituary says. Tati leaves behin…
Reading Dad Dies Of Cancer On Christmas Day Reading Dad Dies Of Cancer On Christmas Day
Reading Dad Dies Of Cancer On Christmas Day A father of six died on Christmas after a five-year-long battle against cancer, according to his family. Ricardo "Kiko" or "Ricky" Ralat Jr. "passed unexpectedly on Christmas morning from cancer," his wife's coworker Elijah Pokrop wrote on a GoFundMe campaign he launched to give Kiko a "proper burial in such unexpected times." The 39-year-old had been fighting stage four metastatic cancers of the colon, lymph nodes, and lungs since 2018, according to a previous GoFundMe his wife launched when he was newly diagnosed.  He bravely underwent aggressive treatments, and at times t…
Gettysburg College Staff 'Flattened' In Tractor-Trailer Crash: Authorities Gettysburg College Staff 'Flattened' In Tractor-Trailer Crash: Authorities
Gettysburg College Staff 'Flattened' In Tractor-Trailer Crash: Authorities A 35-year-old adjunct professor, college staff member, and Ph.D. student has been identified as the victim of a fatal tractor-trailer crash on Friday, according to the Adams County Coroner's office. Sara Gifford most recently of Dillsburg, died at the scene of the crash in the northbound lanes of Route 15 at the intersection with Bonners Hill Road in Latimore Township, authorities confirmed to Daily Voice.  The crash happened just before 4 p.m. on Dec. 22, according to PennDOT.  A Life Lion helicopter was initially called to the scene and later the coroner's office was called. It…
Police ID 19-Year-Old Killed In Philly Gas Station Shooting Police ID 19-Year-Old Killed In Philly Gas Station Shooting
Police ID 19-Year-Old Killed In Philly Gas Station Shooting Authorities have named the 19-year-old who was fatally shot at a Frankford gas station Wednesday night.  Isiah Pagan was shot inside a store on the 5200 block of Oxford Avenue around 6 p.m. on Dec. 20, Philadelphia police told Daily Voice.  One other man sitting in a car outside the gas station was shot in the leg and hospitalized in stable condition, and a woman pumping gas was grazed in the foot, NBC Philadelphia reported.  Rake Baseball and Softball of Feasterville said Pagan played with their organization and offered condolences Thursday morning, Dec. 21.  "Is…
US Army Soldier, Chambersburg Native Trenton Benner Dies, 38 US Army Soldier, Chambersburg Native Trenton Benner Dies, 38
US Army Soldier, Chambersburg Native Trenton Benner Dies, 38 Support is surging for the family of Trenton Benner, U.S. Army soldier and Maryland dad of five who died on Tuesday, Dec. 12. Trent, as he was affectionately known, was raised in Chambersburg, PA but lived in Union Bridge, MD and — according to his obituary — had been serving active duty for the Army at the time of his death. Daily Voice has reached out to the US Army for further information on his death and service. More than $3,500 had been raised for Trent's family as of Friday, Dec. 15 on a GoFundMe page. Trent graduated from the Shippensburg Area Senior High School (Class of 200…
Erie Mourns Loss Of Emily Matson (TRIBUTE) Erie Mourns Loss Of Emily Matson (TRIBUTE)
Erie Mourns Loss Of Emily Matson (Tribute) The death of 42-year-old Emily Matson Onderko has spread shock and sadness throughout the Erie community. For nearly two decades, the Erie News Now anchor's face was a familiar one, and her name was a household one in the city. Her sudden death on Monday, Dec. 11 was ruled a suicide, Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook tells Fox News. Matson was purportedly struck by a train in her town of residence, Fairview. While Pennsylvania State Police confirmed a suicide involving a train in the area, they declined to name the victim when Daily Voice inquired. Social media was rife with tribute…
Pennsylvania Mom Of 3 Dies Suddenly At Home, Fund Says Pennsylvania Mom Of 3 Dies Suddenly At Home, Fund Says
Pennsylvania Mom Of 3 Dies Suddenly At Home, Fund Says A 37-year-old Pennsylvania mom of three children under six years old, "passed away suddenly at home on December 5, 2023," according to her obituary. Sara L. (Eline) Shaffer, of Hanover's unexpected passing has left a hole in her family, especially for her six, four, and two-year-old children who "relied heavily on their mother for support, provision, and love," as stated in GoFundMe started by a family friend.  Sara shared 15 years in a loving marriage with Derek E. Shaffer before her untimely passing as detailed in her obituary. She received her "license in cosmetology, her …
Pedestrian Killed In Allentown Wreck Was A Beloved Mom, Family Says Pedestrian Killed In Allentown Wreck Was A Beloved Mom, Family Says
Pedestrian Killed In Allentown Wreck Was A Beloved Mom, Family Says Luz Daneza Ruiz Acosta, an Allentown mother of two with a grandchild on the way, was hit and killed in a car accident Sunday, Dec. 10, according to authorities and loved ones. She was 43.  Ruiz Acosta was on the 300 block of West Hamilton Street around 1:15 a.m. when she was fatally struck, Daily Voice reported. The crash remains under investigation by Allentown police and the Lehigh County District Attorney's Office.  Born in Puerto Rico, Ruiz Acosta most recently worked at KidsPeace in Allentown, her obituary says.  Her daughters, Luz Ramos Ruiz and Lurielis…
Marine Killed In Manure Spreader Crash: York County Coroner Marine Killed In Manure Spreader Crash: York County Coroner
Marine Killed In Manure Spreader Crash: York County Coroner A beloved "Pop pop" has been identified as a York County man who died from injuries sustained when he slammed into a manure spreader, Pennsylvania State Police told Daily Voice on Thursday, Dec. 14. Lester Carl Stewart, 68, of Fawn Township, was pronounced dead at WellSpan York Hospital at 11:55 p.m. on Dec. 2, as detailed in Coroner Pam Gay's release.  It was foggy and Stewart was not wearing a seatbelt when he struck a tractor towing a manure spreader around 8:45 p.m. on Saturday, according to Pennsylvania State Police. Stewart was going 55 miles per hour when he attempted to pass 19-yea…
Shooter Confesses To Killing PA Mom On Birthday: DA Shooter Confesses To Killing PA Mom On Birthday: DA
Shooter Confesses To Killing PA Mom On Birthday: DA A Shippensburg woman initially confessed to her girlfriend and sister, but now – on the victim's birthday – she has pleaded guilty in front of a judge to shooting a 48-year-old mother of two, the Cumberland County District Attorney's office announced on Friday.  Breanna Black, 34 entered guilty pleas to "Criminal Homicide – Murder of the Third Degree and Persons Not to Possess a Firearm in front of the Honorable Jessica E. Brewbaker," on Dec. 8, the DA said. She was immediately sentenced to serve 30 to 60 years in a state correctional institution.  The charges …