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 I'm sorry to inform you that Helen Scheerbaum passed away 4/20/2010.

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Dartoid's article about Helen
June 1, 2004
Column 158
Still, the First Lady of Darts!


I posted some photos I've taken of Helen over the years.


Helen Scheerbaum Services

Fletcher-Nasevich Funeral Home
9529 Bustleton Avenue 19115
April 26th 2010
Monday 7pm-9pm
Tuesday April 27th 10am-11am

Service Tuesday April 27th at 11am
Forest Hills Cemetery
101 Byberry Road, Philadelphia, PA 19116


HELENA M. (nee Claeys), also know as the "First Lady of Darts," age 87, on April 20, 2010; wife of the late Ernest; beloved mother of Madelen (Joseph) Rotella, Helene (Jack) Bell, and Ernest (Faith) Scheerbaum; also survived by 11 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, her brother Frank (Ann) Claeys, and her best friend Adele Nutter. Relatives and friends are invited to call Monday 7-9 P.M. or Tuesday 10-11 A.M. at THE FLETCHER-NASEVICH FUNERAL HOME, 9529 Bustleton Ave. Funeral Service Tuesday 11 A.M. Interment Forest Hills Cem. Contributions in Helena's name may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

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Danny Valletto
Passed Nov 24 2007

Daniel Louis Valletto
VALLETTO, DANIEL LOUIS, 72 - of Cold Spring, formerly of Philadelphia, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 24, 2007. Born and raised in Philadelphia he was the son of the late Pasquale "Pete" Magdalana "Helen" (Cinkus) Valletto. Dan was a graduate of Frankford High School where he met and eventually married the one true love of his life Lynda Faye (Dixie) Ferguson on August 20, 1955. He served in the US Army from 1955 -1963 and received a Good Conduct Medal, as well as an Honorable Discharge. He was previously employed at Rohm and Haas prior to joining the Philadelphia Police Department. Due to being injured in the line of duty he retired early and purchased Danny's Tavern in Philadelphia and eventually The Buckingham Motel in Cape May, which he and his wife operated for 27 years. Dan was a professional English and American dart shooter. Highlights included winning a gold medal and a silver medal in the World Cup held in Australia. He also held The title of Mr. Philadelphia for numerous years and was included in a book and interviewed for Entertainment Tonight. He was also on the cover of several magazines. He was a member of St. John of God R.C. Church, The Wildwood Golf and Country Club and The Philadelphia F.O.P., Lodge #5. He was predeceased by his parents Pete and Helen Valletto. Dan will be sadly missed by his wife and bride as he called her Lynda Faye. He is also survived by daughters; Denise Haywood (Kurt) of Erma, Donna Drew (Bill) of Marlton and Deborah Pennington (Steve) of Cold Spring; grandchildren, Joshua, Danielle and Robert; a sister Dolores Valletto of Philadelphia and Aunts Stella Fox and Katherine Cinkus; a niece Cheryl Trespalacios of Riverside and nephew Joe Curran of Philadelphia. He also leaves great nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at 12:00 PM at St. John of God R. C. Church, 680 Town Bank Road, North Cape May. Friends may call Wednesday from 10-12pm at the church. Interment will be in Cold Spring Cemetery, Cold Spring. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The Love of Linda Cancer Fund, PO Box 1053, Wildwood, NJ 08260 or The Lighthouse Church, 1262 US RT 9, Burleigh, NJ 08210. Evoy Funeral Home.

Published in The Press of Atlantic City on 11/26/2007.


Gone but not forgotten

Tony McCarron 9-11-2005

It breaks my heart to inform you that our friend and fellow dart shooter & QCEDL Director pass away 9-11-2005 at 3:16 am. He was with family and friends at his home.

Anthony J. "Tony" McCarron
ANTHONY J. "Tony', age 38 on Sept. 11, 2005, loving husband of Cheryl (nee Urbanski), devoted father of Toniann and Michelle, son of Rita and the late James McCarron, brother of Stephen Fern and the late Maureen Moore and James Fern; also survived by loving aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Relatives, friends, fellow members of the Quaker City English Dart League (Tony is currently on the Board of Directors), and Roofers Local 30 are invited to his viewing Tuesday Evening (Tonight Sept 13, 2005) from 6-9 PM and on Wednesday Sept 14, 2005 after 10 AM at the McCAFFERTY-SWEENEY FUNERAL HOME, 6126 Torresdale Ave. (at Devereaux St.) Funeral Mass Wednesday 12 Noon All Saints Church. Int. Private.
Published in the Philadelphia Inquirer/Philadelphia Daily News on 9/13/2005.

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McCafferty-Sweeney Funeral Home
6126 Torresdale Ave Philadelphia PA 19135  (map)
(215) 333-0500

Tuesday 6 pm - 9 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 11 am


Funeral Service

All Saints Church
2651 Buckius St Philadelphia PA 19137
Buckius & E Thompson Streets
(215) 535-4411

Wednesday 12 noon

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here's a photo taken at New Years 2005.

Cheryl & Tony McCarron 2005

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Bob Thiede Sr...

The 1971 US dart open champion , 1987 QCEDL Founder & Hall of Fame Member Bob Thiede Sr. past away on June 10, 2004. He was the first American with his own signature dart. Also Bob and actually made a test television commercial for a salad dressing ("Wishbone hits the mark").

Services were held on June  13, at the Stephenson-Brown Funeral Home, 3 West Maple Ave., Merchantville, NJ.

Our condolences to the family and friends

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Sorry to inform the Philly shooters we lost another great Dart Shooter and person, Richie Yost. As far as I know there will be no service for him as per his wishes. He was a Hall of Fame Member and a founder of QCEDL.

 My condolences to the family and friends.


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It saddens me greatly to inform you that Larry Wiz died Wednesday July 17th 2002. I know EVERYONE in Philly will miss him.  Larry was Mr. Philadelphia 1990 and came in 2nd place 8 times. He was the only person to qualify for Mr. Philadelphia 21 years straight. He was the Mens Cricket Champion in 2000.

( I was looking back at all the photos I took at Mr. Philly and Mr. Cricket, Then I looked at the World Trade Center Relief photo's. I found the picture that Larry posed for me. He was in rare form that day and must of said "Bingo" a 100 times. Here's the picture I took of Larry Wiz. I told him I was going to add the "bingo" caption. He laughed....)

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WISNIEWSKI July 17, 2002, LARRY E., age 55; beloved son of the late Mildred (nee Franks) and Walter Wisniewski; dear brother of Robert, Thomas, Walter, Sharlene Hess, Kenneth and the William Wisniewski; also sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Monday 8:30 A.M. at THE ROSE FUNERAL HOME, 2616 Bridge St., Bridesburg, Phila. with Funeral Service at 10 A.M. Int. Hillside Cem., Roslyn PA. Friends may call Sunday eve. 7 to 9 P.M.
Published in the Philadelphia Inquirer/Philadelphia Daily News on 7/19/2002.

(Viewing Sunday Night (JULY 21, 2002)  7 - 9 pm and Monday morning 8:30 am)

Rose Funeral Home (click for map)
2616 Bridge St, Philadelphia, PA 19137
(215) 535-3080

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