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John J. “Jack” passed on January 16, 2021 with his family around him.  He is survived by his beloved wife Barbara (McElhone/Staples) and his loving sons Francis (Jill) Staples and Adam (Rebecca) Staples.  Grandfather of Adam, Jack, Drew, Emma, Tessie, Jane, and Charlie.  Brother of Jay (Paula) Dellavecchia.  Also survived by many loving relatives and friends.

Visitation Saturday 10:00-12:00pm at Stolfo Funeral Home, 2536 S. Broad St.  Funeral mass 12:30pm at St. Monica Church, 17th and Ritner Sts.  Int. private.

In lieu of flowers donations to Saint Joseph’s University in Jack’s honor would be appreciated.


  • Giovina DeMarco January 19, 2021 1:36 pm

    Barbara, I am so sorry to hear about Jack. My deepest condolences to you and your children. You are all in our thoughts and prayers!
    Love Renny and GiovinA

  • Judy Brady January 19, 2021 3:22 pm

    Fran and Jill, I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
    Judy Brady

  • Bruce Cary January 19, 2021 6:00 pm

    Fran, Jill, Tessie, Jack, Drew and Charlie,

    My deepest condolences for your loss of your father and grandfather. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Love, Bruce and Carolyn

  • William McDermott January 19, 2021 9:07 pm

    Big Hugs all around the Familia at this difficult time…the Lord’s prayer…..Amen
    Billy & Wendy

  • Manuel (Manny) Rechani January 19, 2021 10:17 pm

    Sorry to hear of your loss Fran and all who knew Jack. I wish you all loving memories and peace.

  • Wendy Lu January 19, 2021 11:00 pm

    My sincere condolences to you and your family. I wish your family peace during this difficult time.

  • Terry & Chris Burns January 19, 2021 11:46 pm

    Fran and Jill.
    We were so sorry to hear of your loss, and that of all whose lives your Dad touched. I remember you telling stories of much that you learned from him, and carried with you in your work and life. Wishing you peace in your grief, and loving memories.
    Terry and Chris

  • Jamie Moesch January 20, 2021 12:05 am

    Fran, Jill, Jack, Drew, Tessie, Charlie and the rest of the family:

    My condolences for your loss. Know that Jack is looking down on all of you with pride and will forever be in your hearts

    Jamie Moesch

  • Pat Coggins January 20, 2021 1:52 am

    Barbara, My sincere condolences, prayers and love to you and your family. ❤️🙏🏻

  • Daivee Patel January 20, 2021 2:10 am

    Wishing your family strength, peace, and loving memories during this difficult time. Sincere condolences to all who knew your father.

  • Youyou Ruan January 20, 2021 3:05 am

    I am so sorry for your loss Fran. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Marie Kaulinis and family January 20, 2021 4:06 am

    Barbara and family so sorry to hear about Jacks passing my family and I are sending prayers and hug for strength at this time

  • Dhanu January 20, 2021 5:04 am

    Dear Fran, Jill – I am sorry to hear the loss. My deepest condolences. May the departed soul rest in peace.

  • Joanne Michalak January 20, 2021 1:09 pm

    Fran, I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Shenequa Crawley-Ojo January 20, 2021 1:20 pm

    Hi Fran and Family: I am sorry for the pain you must feel as you grieve, and am hopeful for the day when Jack’s memory brings smiles instead of tears. I send you and your family my heartfelt wishes and condolences.

  • Joe Rizzo January 20, 2021 1:35 pm

    Jay, I was sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. It’s a tough time to lose someone close like that. Just remember all the good and remember that your friends are thinking of you, your family, and John’s family in this sad time.

  • Tom Siegert January 20, 2021 3:00 pm

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family with the loss of your father.

  • Adele (Rizzo) Speckmann January 20, 2021 9:18 pm

    I’m so sorry to learn of the loss of your brother. Take comfort in knowing he is finally comfortable and at peace. May each day bring you and the rest of John’s family closer to mending your broken hearts.

  • Janice Conway January 20, 2021 9:35 pm

    May God’s peace comfort everyone who knew Jack.
    Hugs & prayers to Fran, family, & friends.

  • Heather Ramos January 23, 2021 5:11 pm

    Barb and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you all. Rest peacefully Jack

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