Funeral services set for longtime Review columnist Tom Cardella

Photo courtesy Monti-Rago Funeral Home
Photo courtesy Monti-Rago Funeral Home

Tom Cardella, a South Philly Review columnist for almost 60 years, has passed away. He was 84.

Cardella is survived by his devoted wife of 59 years, Frances (Scroccarelli); son, Craig; daughter, Lauren; son-in-law, Keith; and grandchildren Eliza and Grayson (Samantha). He was the uncle of Susan (Frank), Sharon (Matthew), Kevin, Christopher, Eric, MJ and Charlie.

Friends and family are invited to celebrate his life at his viewing on Wednesday, from 7-9 p.m., at Monti-Rago Funeral Home, 2533 S. Broad St., with a service at 8 p.m., and Thursday, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Internment will be at Laurel Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Friends of the Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St., Philadelphia, PA 19103. ••