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A Wetzel and Son Obituary for:
Rosa Elvira Philipps
September 10, 1923 - March 21, 2019

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Funeral Home - Wetzel and Son Funeral Home - 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046 - 215-663-8550 - Map
Clergy - St. Cecilia Church - 535 Rhawn Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111 - 215-725-1240 - Map
Cemetery - Lawnview Cemetery - 500 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046 - 215-379-1600 - Map
Family Florist - Schmidt’s Florist - 700 Solly Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111 - 215-745-6234 - Map

Rosa Elvira Philipps of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Nazareth Hospital. She was 95 years old. Rosa was born September 10, 1923 in Ica, Peru, daughter of the late Manuel A. Falla and the late Maria Mercedes Lopez Luna-Victoria. She is the beloved wife of the late Jorge A. Philipps; mother of Rosamaria Philipps, the late Maria Isabel Beckert, Lilia Maria Planet, Maria Del Pilar Abel and her husband Steven, Maria Del Carmen Feinman and her husband Mark; grandmother of 11; great grandmother of 11; sister of Cesar Falla and his wife Irma.

Rosa grew up in Ica, Peru and emigrated to the United States in 1968. She integrated quickly learning the language and respecting her much beloved adopted home. She worked as a seamstress for twenty years at Strawbridge and Clothier making close friends and becoming a loyal customer herself. Rosa was a hard worker and loved to spend her time with her growing family.

Relatives and friends were invited to her visitation on Monday, March 25, 2019 from 9:30 A.M. and Funeral Mass at 10:30 A.M. at St. Cecilia Church, 535 Rhawn Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111. Her graveside service followed at Lawnview Cemetery, 500 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046.

Family flowers arranged by Schmidt’s Florist 215-745-6234.

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