Emma Fetscher

  • Born: February 6, 1922
  • Died: March 2, 2022
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

John F. Givnish Funeral Home

10975 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154

Tel. (215) 281-0100

Tribute & Message From The Family


On March 2 we lost our North Star. Matriarch. Last family member of her generation. Mom. Mom-mom. Great Mom-mom. Mother-in-law. Aunt Emma. Auntie Em. Cousin Emma. Mrs. Emma. Emmie.

Married to Edward for 38 years before his passing in 1989, and mother to Edward (Linda), Michael (Janice) and Jane (Richard). Loving Mom-mom to Tim (Michelle), Lisa (Lowell) and Eddie (Debbie), and Great Mom-mom to Tim Jr. and Kyla, Titus, Jairus, Charity, Tabitha, Boaz, Patience, Lazarus, and Teagan. And friend to Ellie, the late Gloria, the late Paula, and Ruth.

She saw 100 and managed to get through COVID unscathed.

She loved her family, hot dogs, grilled cheese on rye, soft pretzels, an occasional glass of wine or beer, and breakfast anywhere especially with the 'boys' at Tate's or friends at Andonio's.

She worked at W.B. Saul HS and volunteered for the American Cancer Bike-a-thon for many years with her Nick.

Always present. Always there to help in any way she could. And ALWAYS planning and thinking ahead. We will miss your laugh and quick humor. You are now at peace and home with Dad. We love you and miss you, but know you are always here in our hearts.

The family respectfully requests donation to the American Cancer Society, the Madregot (Special Needs) Fund at Har Zion Temple or a charity of your choice.

Viewing is Monday evening, March 7, 6-8 PM at John Givnish Funeral Home, 10975 Academy Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19154 and Tuesday morning, March 8, 9-10 AM with Funeral Mass at 10 AM at Maternity BVM Church, 9220 Old Bustleton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19115. Interment at Hillside Cemetery in Roslyn.