Face to Face recently lost two community members: Alice Renzulli and George Winston. Glenn Murchinson, 62, spoke during the ceremony about his friend, George Winston.
"He was a nice guy. People were drawn to him. I knew he was sick but you would never know it; because, he was always smiling. He had this nothing is going to get me down attitude. George could endure anything that fell upon him. Being in the ceremony made me think about how other people have influenced my life," Murchinson said.Judith Fields, 66, came to remember and honor her mother, Lila Hill.
Alice was a gentle soul, who loved children. As a member of St. Vincent De Paul Church and casserole cook for Face to Face, Alice's gentle smile and dancing blue eyes will be missed by my family-especially my children, who loved to eat donuts with her and chat about what they learned at church that day.
"You can feel the manifestation of God's love for all human beings here. We are all family here. Everyone should pull together to help each other," Dominque Echevarria, 55, said.
Photo 1- Sheila Sharp, who is a volunteer at Face to Face, reads during the Remembrance Ceremony at St. Vincent De Paul Church. 109 E. Price Street. Face to Face held "Faces Never Fade Remembrance Ceremony" to honor homeless men and women that recently died.
Photo 2-Ernest "Flip" Flippen and Mary Kay Meeks-Hank at the reception after the Remembrance Ceremony at St. Vicent De Paul Church in Germantown.
Photo 3- Alice Renzulli hugs a friend outside St. Vincent Church 's rectory. photo credit Blaise Tobia
Photo 4-Chris Miller, 19, a University of Pennsylvania student plays the piano at the reception in the dining room at Face to Face in Germantown on Saturday afternoon.
Photo 5- Jonathan Thompson and Howard Cherry enjoy lunch in Face to Face's dining room.