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Mary Rebecca (nee Walsh) Shoch

Obituary for Mary Rebecca (nee Walsh) Shoch

January 30, 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Mary Rebecca (Walsh) Shoch, 98, of Philadelphia, PA passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Holy Redeemer Hospice.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Stephen J. and Mary M. (Clark) Walsh. Mary was a graduate of Frankford High School, class of 1938. She was retired from Sears, Roebuck and Company where she worked as a Credit Department Associate.

She was the loving wife of the late William J. Shoch. She is survived by two daughters, Shirley K. Sleeter and her husband William W. Sleeter and Beverly M. Viscusi and her husband Eugene R. Viscusi, M.D.; her brother, Stephen Walsh; five grandchildren, Kelly Somma (Mitchell), Mark Sleeter (Jennifer), Beth Lafratta (Gianni), Christina Thomas (Evan) and Andrew Viscusi; 8 great-grandchildren, Nathaniel Somma, Rachel Somma, Terrell Sleeter, Ashley Sleeter, Belinda Sleeter, Nicholas Lafratta, Rosalie Lafratta and Tara Thomas. She was preceded in death by her brother, George Walsh.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Mary's Life Celebration on Saturday, February 3rd starting at 9:00am at John F. Givnish Funeral Home, 10975 Academy Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19154 followed by her Funeral Service at 10:30am. Interment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions to Camp Connri at The Salvation Army, 855 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105 Attn: Donations to Camp Connri or at

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