Obituaries

Ida Burd Obituary
Ida (Fugate) Burd, age 96 passed away on November 17, 2020 at Briarleaf Nursing Home in Doylestown, PA.
Ida was the loving daughter of Judy and Adam Fugate. She was a proud and loving mother of Ishmon, Yvonne
(Willard) and Vanessa (Ritchie). She will be greatly missed by her caring and loving daughter, grandchildren and
great grandchildren. Ida was much loved by all who knew her and will be deeply missed. She was a model of a
joyful mature christian mother through many trying times in her life. In every trial she gave all the praise to Jesus
Christ.
Family will gather at the gravesite for a short interment service on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at Greenwood
Cemetery, 1800 Hamilton Ave, Hamilton NJ at 11:00 AM. Arrangements by: Donahue Funeral, Flourtown, PA

Lisa (Bruni) DeCero, age 52 passed away on October 13, 2020 at Nazareth Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Lisa is the loving daughter of Mary Lou and Anthony Bruni and granddaughter of Loretta and the late John Marcolongo. Lisa is the beloved sister of John. She was a proud and loving mother of Michael (Khloud) and Anthony. Lisa is the adoring grandmother of Dominic, Muhammad, Umar, Malak, Maysem,and Adreanna. She will be greatly missed by her caring and loving Aunts, Uncle and Cousins. Lisa was much loved by all who knew her and will be deeply missed.

Family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at St. Ephrem Church, 5400 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA from 10:00 AM -11:00 AM, followed by Lisa’s Mass of Christian burial at 11:00 AM. Interment will immediately follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Arrangements by: Donahue Funeral, Flourtown, PA

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Peter Alan Cody of Upper Black Eddy, Pa passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at his home at the age of 72 surrounded by loving members of his family.

Peter was born in St. Michael’s Hospital, Newark, N.J. to John and Mary Cody. He attended St. Rose of Lima School in the Roseville section of Newark, graduated from Essex County Vocational and Technical High School in 1969 and attended Essex Community College. He has been a resident of Upper Black Eddy since 2018. Prior to his recent move to Bucks County, Peter resided in Tenafly NJ for sixteen years. While Peter worked in security for many years, he was most recently employed as a driver for Superior Distributors, Elmwood Park NJ. As a road warrior, Peter really found his niche with Superior Distributors and he was a valued employee. He loved embarking each day on a route that took him in all directions in the tristate area. He said each day was an adventure on the road, with puzzles to solve, new areas to explore, reliance on his own wit and will and love of the open road. Peter retired in 2010 and continued experiencing the open road but this time in a more leisurely fashion. He and his wife Susan took many trips in their camping van visiting family around the county and enjoying our National Parks. His favorite trips were to Utah, Yellowstone National Park, and Cody, Wyoming.

Peter had a life-long interest in trains and trollies and early public transportation. He would travel for miles to ride on a steam powered engine, visit a train or trolley museum, or check out Horseshoe Curve, train trestles, train yards or turntables. Roadside America was a favorite. He was a history buff and our nation’s historic sites were on the top of his list for visits.
He is survived by his beloved spouse Susan Cody (nee Kiley) whom he married in 2012. Peter was the proud father of six cherished children: Jennifer (Jeff Shoell), David, Brian (Erin), Mary, Jeffrey and Lauren. He was also delighted by his beautiful grandchildren: Ciara Anne, Erin, Jackson, Nathaniel Robert, and Theo Grace.

Peter was a devoted son to his mother Mary and father John and the youngest sibling in a family of five boys. That position in the family taught him many life lessons. He is survived by his brother Rev. John Cody C.Ss.R. of Liguori, MO, brother James and his wife Patricia of Brick NJ, and brother Raymond and his wife Rosemarie of Warren NJ and sister-in-law Judy Cody. Peter was pre deceased by his brother Fredric. Peter will be greatly missed by his nieces and nephews and their children, his cousins, and Susan’s children, grandchildren, and extended family.
Peter was well known for his NY Yankee hat which he always wore. To many friends he was known as “Pete the hat” or just “the hat.” He felt most at peace in two places: his home in the beautiful countryside of Bucks County and the SMA (Society of African Missions) in Tenafly where he attended mass and devotional services. Many thought of Peter as a man of few words but as an ancient Greek once said: “Do not say a little in many words but a great deal in a few.”

Family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at St. John the Baptist Church, 4050 Durham Road, Ottsville, PA 18942 at 12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM, followed by Peter’s Mass of Christian burial at 1:00 PM.

Peter had great compassion for children with cancer and supported St Jude Children’s Research Hospital for many years. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude’s, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the SMA Fathers, 23 Bliss Ave, Tenafly, NJ 07670. Arrangements by Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown. (215) 348-9421. This service will be broadcasted live, please go to www.joinobit.com or contact our office and we will forward you the link. A computer or smartphone is required.


Maria Elena Middleton born into eternal life on Thursday, October 8, 2020 with her loving family by her side. She was 18 years old on September 10th. She is the beloved daughter to Brian Michael Middleton and Susan Frances (Troiano) Middleton of Perkasie, PA.
Maria is the beloved sister to Brandon Davidow (Megan); Caitlin Fling (Michael); Sean Middleton; Kimberly O’Grady (Sean); Kevin Middleton; Siblings in heart: Diego Hill (Erika); Jamie Ayuso. She was the loving Aunt to eight nieces and nephews: Alexis, Logan, Luke, Jack, Jake, Sam, Molly and Gabriel.
Maria is survived by numerous very loving, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her loving grandparents: John and Florence Middleton and Paul and Rose Troiano.
Maria was an active member of her parish community, St. John the Baptist in Ottsville, PA. She graduated in 2017 from the Regina Academy at Saint John the Baptist and was a recipient of the Parish Award, Highest Average Award, Highest Average Religion Award, President’s Outstanding Academic Excellence Award, American Legion Award, Knights of Columbus First Place Essay Contest, 2017 Participant Penn Relays 100-yard dash and 2016 Catholic Textbook Project History Essay Contest Award.
She was Junior Class President of the class of 2021 at Villa Joseph Marie High School and was a member of Community Service Corps, Diamond Key Club, Mission and Ministry Team, Hope-A-Thon Overall Chair, Mini-Thon-Freshman Captain, Chorus and JV Basketball team. Maria was a recipient of the Widener University High School Leadership Award, she received the Highest Freshman World History Grade and Highest Honors English I Grade. She was a member of the National Honor Society and the National Society of High School Scholars.
Helping others was Maria’s dedication as she was involved in the Mother of Mercy House Annual Coat Drive and Building a Bridge to Uganda.
Maria’s hobbies and interests include being a Cantor, playing the piano, a dancer and dance instructor at Fitzpatrick School of Irish Dance and she was an avid reader. However, her most treasured activity was spending time with family and friends.

Her kind heart, fierce mind and brave spirit will continue to inspire each of us until we are reunited together in heaven. The impact of her life was her quiet ability to lead, unite, and inspire people to become better versions of themselves while fostering the love of God. Her spirit has affected the lives of many around the world and will continue to do so. Our loss is heaven’s gain.

Family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday evening, October 14, 2020 at 4:00PM to 8:00PM at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, 654 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA 18901 in the Upper Main Church and on Thursday morning, October 15, 2020 from 9:00AM to 12:00PM in the Upper Main Church followed by Maria’s Mass of Christian burial at 12:00PM. Interment will immediately follow at the Shrine Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions can be made to The Regina Academy at Saint John the Baptist,4040 Durham Road; Ottsville PA 18942. Additional information can be found at www.joinobit.com/obituaries (condolence can be written). A livestream of the Mass can be found on: www.facebook.com/american.czestochowa/ and www.youtube.com/americanczestochowa .
Arrangements by Donahue Funeral, Flourtown, PA


Marie Theresa (Terry) Gieser passed away peacefully on September 24, 2020 with family by her side in Quakertown, PA she was 76.
Our mom, Terry Gieser was born to Pauline Comegys-Kaufman and Edward Kaufman in Westminster, Maryland on October 26, 1943. Her father was a “gentleman” farmer. She thoroughly enjoyed her childhood on the family farm with her parents and siblings. Terry was the youngest of 5 (Margarita, Joanne, Eddie and Paul).
Mom spent time at St. Mary’s College in southern Maryland earning her teaching certificate at The University of Maryland where she met her husband of 54 years, Steve Gieser.

Mom and Dad made their first home in Greenbelt, Md where she served as a second-grade teacher at Adelphi Elementary for several years. This is when her son Alex was born and she decided to leave teaching. Raising a family was going to be the joy of her life.
University Park, Maryland, Cincinnati, Ohio, Derwood Maryland and 25 years in Chestertown, Maryland were places she lived with her beloved family. Daughter, Sarah was born while in University Park and son, Andy was born in Cincinnati.
As a girl our mom enjoyed travelling to Millington, Maryland where she had fond memories of visiting her grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins and even attending dances above the family hardware store. While on the eastern shore she spent parts of her summers at Camp Wright on Kent Island.
Our sister, Sarah, writes:
“Our mom was an extraordinary woman who put her heart and soul into raising her children. Mom had my brothers and I involved in so many activities to broaden our horizons, to always be learning. We played on sports teams, took music lessons, explored museums, enjoyed the outdoors (especially the ocean) and connected often with dear friends and family. Mom was a den mother for boy scouts and always hosted large groups of kids for meetings and parties. Mom loved to cook and bake fabulous deserts! Many recipes we will never forget. Mom was extremely involved in our school and church and volunteered endlessly helping special needs children learn to swim, read and ride horses. Mom was a rock star at making holidays and birthdays unforgettable! She was also organized enough to keep track of all our extended family’s birthdays and addresses, always writing beautiful letters. Mom was a joyful and nurturing grandma (Ni Ni) to our children as well, giving them memories to cherish always. We will miss mom more than words can express.”
She is survived by the love of her life Steve Gieser, and her devoted children, Sarah Price (Seth), Andy Gieser (Lisa) and Alex Gieser (Mary Ann). She is the beloved sister to Paul Kaufman and sister in law Nancy Kaufman. Her Grandchildren will miss her dearly, Chloe, Benji, Rylan, Visakha, Brinda, Chase, Ilah, Audrey and Asher and Great grand daughter Eden.
Our family finds comfort in knowing she is at peace in the presence of her Lord.
A memorial service will be held in Maryland in the Spring.
In lieu of flowers please consider giving to Life Quest Nursing and Rehab Center Activities Department where Worship services, blue grass concerts, paint and sip gatherings, old time movie nights are a few of the activities that brought our mom happiness in her four years there. LifeQuest Nursing Center, 2450 John Fries Highway, Quakertown, PA 18951. Arrangement by: Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown , PA

Mark Henry Koch from Ferndale, PA, passed to Heavenly hunting grounds on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was 94 years old, born to Forrest & Elsie (Weirbach) in Bethlehem, PA. He attended Bethlehem Tech in his senior year. Mark had five sisters: Ruth True, Otella Biehn, Marian Winters (deceased), Grace (deceased) and Dorothy Thomas; four brothers: Owen, Adam and Raymond (all deceased) and Donald.

He was an Army Korean veteran, served 1950-1952 and awarded Army of Occupation of Germany Medal. He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth A. (Fleck) for 67 years and a dedicated loving father of three daughters: Patricia Landis (Jay), Jane, Kathleen Spencer (Chuck, deceased); six sons: Mark Jr. (Nancy), Brian, David (Karin), Alan, Thomas (Kimberly, deceased) and Timothy (Sonya). He had 20 grandchildren (plus three predeceased), three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mark retired from Bethlehem Steel in 1986 (35 years). Mark was a member of St. John the Baptist Church, where he sang in the choir. He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose and the Ferndale-Revere Hunting Club. Mark enjoyed hunting with brothers, brothers-in-law, sons, son-in-law and grandsons. He liked carpentry, to cook, dance Polkas, gardening, make dandelion wine, play casino slots and pinochle, attend the yearly Pennsylvania Farm Show and work on multiple handyman jobs that included assisting sons with mechanical solutions. He loved his loyal dog Jackie and spending time with family.

Family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, September 18, 2020 at St. John the Baptist Church, 4050 Durham Road, Ottsville, PA 18942 from 10:30 AM -11:30 AM, followed by Mark’s Mass of Christian burial at 11:30 AM. Interment will immediately follow at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Cemetery, Church Road, Haycock Township, PA.

Donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. 1-800-478-5833.

Wear red on Friday for all service people to come home. Arrangements by Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown. www.donahuefuneral.com.

Robert V. Cotton
March 22, 1929 – May 24, 2020

Lifelong Community Leader, Robert V Cotton, passed away from COVID-19 on May 24, 2020. Bob was raised in Granby, Connecticut with his five siblings. 1st Lt Cotton served on the front line in Korea and awarded a Bronze Star of Honor. Bob earned a B.S.E from UConn and a M.S. at U of Penn. As an engineer, Bob dedicated his working life in the Telecommunications Industries.
Bob and the love of his life, Margaret Jean Garrity, were married in 1955 and relocated to Pennsylvania, eventually settling in New Britain Township.
Surviving the Great Hartford Circus fire, triggered a desire to serve his community. Bob was active in the Chalfont Fire Company, the Brittany Farms Association, a Masonic brother, the VFW, and was a founding member of Lenape Valley Presbyterian Church. He served as a NBT supervisor for more than 4 decades. In honor of his community work, Bob had a Rte. 202 bridge and township park named for him.
Bob is survived by his daughters and son in laws: Deborah (Robert) Kleeman of Chalfont, and Nancy (David) Lansberry of Garnet Valley, PA. He was the beloved Grampa to Joshua and Cori Kleeman and Alison and Christopher Lansberry. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean, and his infant daughter, Jennifer.
A celebration of his life will be held on September 19, 2020 at Lenape Valley Church in New Britain, PA. Guests will be greeted by the family beginning at 9:45 AM; the service will be at 11:00 AM. To honor Bob’s patriotism, guests are invited to wear red, white, and blue. In lieu of flowers, please consider volunteering an hour of community service or making a donation to Chalfont Fire Company in Bob’s name. Messages for the family may be left at www.robert-v-cotton.forevermissed.com. The service will be live streamed on the church’s website, www.lenapevalleychurch.org. Burial services will be held September 22, 2020, 11:00 AM at the Washington Crossing Military Cemetery. Arrangements by Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown, www.donahuefuneral.com.

Bill Bolla passed peacefully into heaven on his birthday, August 2nd, 2020.
Bill was born in Chester, PA, 73 years ago to William and Margaret Bolla (Campbell). He spent his childhood in Drexel Hill, PA and attended St. Joe’s Prep in Philadelphia. “Bolts” graduated from Penn State University in 1969, forming longtime friendships while active in Sigma Chi Fraternity. He later served in the United States Army, receiving an Honorable Discharge. Bill was married to Mary Ann Bolla (Snyder) in Carlisle (1971-1995).
A 1972 graduate of Dickinson Law School, Bill practiced law in Reading, PA before serving as an Assistant District Attorney in Bucks County. He joined private practice in 1976, and was a Partner at McNamara, Bolla & Panzer before becoming Senior Partner at High Swartz, LLP. He was experienced in all phases of general practice, with a concentration on real estate, land use and zoning. Bill represented multiple Zoning Hearing Boards, and served as President of the Bucks County Bar Association in 1996- 1997.
In addition to his practice, Bill was very active as a volunteer in many different charitable organizations, community and civic groups. He served as President of the Bucks County American Cancer Society and on the Board of Directors of A Woman’s Place. He was the Founder and President of the Bucks County Challenger Division, a Little League program that provides the opportunity to play to handicapped and special needs children in Bucks County. Bill served as a bartender extraordinaire at many fundraisers for these organizations. He was also a coach within the Buckingham Athletic Association, Connie Mack Baseball and a coach, referee and umpire within the Doylestown Athletic Association. “Bolts” was a great third baseman, in his own right, at least according to him.
In 2010 Bill married Linda Coia; they enjoyed a loving and fun filled marriage. Bill and Linda loved to travel, but nothing could compete with their little slice of Doylestown heaven, where they spent their time with devoted family and friends. Bill loved gardening, Penn State football, the Phillies, Eagles and Sixers.
Bill is survived by his wife Linda Coia. He is also survived by his two sons Chris Bolla (Debbie) and Greg Bolla and his stepdaughters Tierney McAfee (Efi Shabtai) and Rachel McAfee (fiancé John Iannacone). Bill is also survived by his grandchildren Lucas and Annabelle (Bolla) and Louise (Shabtai). Bill/Dad/Bolts/Pops, your legacy will live on and you will be remembered as a caring, kind and dedicated father, husband and friend.
A Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bill’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society at https://www.cancer.org/involved/donate/memorial-giving.html.

Christine Ellen Johnson, 43, of Darien, CT died on her birthday Monday, July 20, 2020 at the Regional Hospice Center in Danbury after a valiant two-year battle with cancer. She was born on July 20, 1977 in San Sebastian, Spain to Philip Johnson and Maria de los Angeles Johnson Antoñana. She grew up in Doylestown, PA, graduated from Central Bucks High School East, and graduated Cum Laude from Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems. She went on to become a consultant and project manager in Pennsylvania and Connecticut for financial institutions such as GMAC, Smart Consulting, and RBS.

She married Michael Kuchmek on April 11th, 2014 in Puerto Rico. She is survived by her husband of six years, her son Christian Kuchmek, her parents Philip Johnson and Maria de los Angeles Johnson Antoñana, and her three sisters: Anne Johnson, Kathleen Johnson and Caroline Johnson.

She will be remembered for her love of family and friends, her love of sailing, boats, a good party, and her desire to help those in need; particularly the malnourished and local food banks.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at St. John the Baptist Church, 4040 Durham Rd, Ottsville, PA from 10:00am to 12:00 noon followed by Christine’s Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by Father Vincent Freeh. Interment service at St. John the Baptist Cemetery immediately following Mass. A reception will be held at Durham Springs Restaurant (formerly Cascade Lodge) in Kintnersville PA.

In lieu of flowers, Christine requested donations be made to local food banks in her name. Arrangements by Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown, PA.

James (Jim) Arnold Felton passed on Thursday, July 9th at Columbia Cottage Nursing Home in Collegeville PA with his family by his side. He was 75.
Jim formally of Charlotte NC is survived by the love of his life Suzanne (nee: Nassif) Felton. Together they celebrated 52 years of marriage.
Born in Portsmouth, VA, Jim is the beloved son of the late Jesse and Goldie (nee: Cherry) Felton. He was a graduate of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA earning a degree in Electrical Engineering.
Jim enlisted in the United States Airforce in 1964 and was stationed in Chicopee Massachusetts where he met the love of his life, Suzanne. He was honorably discharged in 1968 as a Sargent. Jim worked as an Electrical Engineer for most of his life with Carolina Power and Light in Sanford, NC for 22 years and 14 Years at Central Carolina Community College / Dennis A Wicker Civic Center.
Community involvement was important to Jim as he was President in the Rotary Club of Pinehurst, President in United Way of Lee County and highly active with Salvation Army and Chamber of Commerce.
Jim was a man of faith. A member of Matthews Church of God, First Baptist Church of Sanford and First Baptist Church of Aberdeen. Jim was a man of many interests. He enjoyed swimming in the ocean at the Outer Banks, being near the coast. Jim liked working with his hands, keeping busy with different projects. He enjoyed golf (most of the time) and was an avid reader.
Jim held a lifelong interest in learning, with a special interest in man and its relationship with the vastness of the Universe. Jim never missed an opportunity to be with Suzanne, taking rides and seeing the different types of architecture in their journey. Of course, like most of us he enjoyed his sweets and ice cream. If Jim had been missing for a while, the family always knew they would find him at Lowe’s.
In all of what we have written so far, one of Jim’s most favorite title is Father. Jim was a family man and is the beloved father to Julie Felton Moller and spouse Michael of Charlotte, NC and James Arnold Felton, II and spouse Alicia, Trappe, PA.
Jim is the beloved brother of Norma Ryther, and Karen Lowe and the Late Dennis Felton.
Jim is the beloved grandfather of Lillie Ellen Moller, Christian David Moller, Cameran Leigh Felton and Lea Quinn Felton
Relatives and friends are invited to Jim’s Celebration of Life service on Saturday, July 18th 2020 at 9:00am outside under the trees at the First Baptist Church of Sanford, 202 Summit Drive, Sanford, NC 27330. In the event of rain, the service will be held in the sanctuary.
The family would prefer memorial contributions be made to: American Lung Association
https://action.lung.org/site/Donation2?df_id=31272&mfc_pref=T&31272.donation=form1. Arrangements by Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown, PA.

Daniel K. Selby of Doylestown passed on peacefully Tuesday, June 30th, 2020.
Dan is the beloved husband of Sandra (Sandy) nee Rivetti Selby.
He is the beloved son of the late Elwood and Lillian Selby.
Sandy and Dan had two loving children, Deborah Selby and Daniel J. Selby.
Dan is the beloved brother of Stephen Selby (Judy), Philip Selby (Janet), Jonathan Selby, Lois Selby Acton (Ralph) and the late David Selby (Darlene).
Dan will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Services and interment are private. Arrangements by Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown www.donahuefuneral.com.

JOHN “JACK” BRODY
John “Jack” Brody, a lifelong resident of Philadelphia, PA died on Thursday, June 25, 2020, at Einstein Hospital. He was 91 years old. Jack was born on March 4, 1929 to John Brody and Edna Deveraux (Knopf). He attended Roxborough High School and was employed by Canada Dry Beverage Company in Northeast Philadelphia for over 30 years until his retirement.

Jack enjoyed participating in theater and performed in summer stock in his formative years. He took pleasure in summer visits to Sea Isle City, NJ. He was also a passionate Philadelphia Sports fan. Jack took great pride in his four children and loved sharing in their achievements.

Jack is survived by his four children, Donna Andreoli (Rick) of Plymouth Meeting, John Brody of Conshohocken, Michael Brody (Corrado Minimo) of Philadelphia, and Suzanne Brody of Collegeville and was predeceased by their mother, Josephine Brody (Angelozzi), in 1986.

He is also survived by his sister, Doris Bryner of Willow Grove, his three grandchildren, Natalie Perez (Xavier), Justine Brody, and John Brody, two great-grandchildren, Clark and Claire Perez, along with many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Abramson Center for Jewish Life in North Wales for providing excellent care to Jack for the past year.

Family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, July 2, 2020 from 10:30-11:00 am followed by Jack’s Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am at Saint Matthew’s Church, 219 Fayette Street, Conshohocken, PA 19428. His interment will immediately follow at Saint Matthew’s Cemetery in Conshohocken, PA.

WILLIE FELTS
Wille Felts of Philadelphia passed on peacefully with family by his side, he was 81. He is the beloved husband to the late Odessa Felts who passed away in 2007. Willie Felts is survived by his 3 children Darnella Lewis, Vernon Felts and Lorenzo Felts Sr. His son-in law Anthony Lewis, Daughter-in-Law Faatimah Felts, grandchildren, Desiree, Anthony Jr. Saniyah, Kyra, Taheer, Corria, Tai, Lorenzo Jr, Willie and Anton. Brothers Ben Stevenson, Robert Stevenson and sisters Theresa Edwards and Arnethia Stevenson Paige. And a host of nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Mr. Felts memorial service Monday, June 15, 2020 at Shaffe Meyers Funeral Home, 145 Tennis Avenue, Ambler PA 19002. Followed by memorial service precisely at 11:00am. Interment: Chelten Hills Cemetery, 1701 East Washington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19138. In accordance with health regulations social distancing will need to be observed.

BROTHER JOSEPH K. TESAR, MSC

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BROTHER JOSEPH K. TESAR, MSC
Brother Joseph Keith Tesar, MSC died on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at 8:40 PM, at Manor Care Nursing Home, Bethlehem, PA. He was 87 years old. He was born in Denver, Colorado on December 29, 1932 and was adopted by Stephen and Mary (Connor) Tesar, both now deceased. He received his primary education at St. Mary’s in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and at St. Francis de Sales in Denver, CO, as well as St. Michael’s in Galena, Illinois. He also spent a few months each at schools in Clinton, Iowa, and in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
In 1947, he entered the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart Mission Seminary in Geneva, Illinois, where he completed four years of secondary education and one year of college. In 1952, he entered the novitiate of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart in Youngstown, Ohio and made his first profession of vows on September 14, 1953. He continued studies at Sacred Heart Seminary, Shelby, Ohio and made his perpetual profession of vows on September 14, 1956. He continued studies in Shelby until 1959.
Br. Tesar’s first assignment was to the MSC community in Youngstown, Ohio, where he did kitchen and house work, in addition to maintenance, from 1960 until 1962. He then transferred to Sparta, Wisconsin, where he continued this work in 1962-63. In 1963, he returned to Youngstown, where he remained until 1970. During that time he was also involved in social work in the wider Youngstown community.
He was then appointed to the vocation department, first at Geneva, Illinois from 1970-73, and then in Watertown, New York, from 1973 until 1975. The following year he devoted to special studies, at the end of which he was appointed as a hospital chaplain as a member of the MSC community in Reading, Pennsylvania, where he lived until 1979. In that year, he moved back to Watertown, NY where he began and managed the Christian Care Center there for the disadvantaged. He continued in that role until 1989. During that time, he ministered as a prayer leader and counselor for people who came to the Christian Care Center needing help.
In 1989, his ministry took on a whole new dimension. He headed for the overseas missions in Papua New Guinea (PNG). In November 1989, he became a member of the community at St. Joseph Vocational Training School, Fissoa, on the island of New Ireland. He engaged in renewal ministry there with students and families. In January 1992, until 1995, Br. Joe assisted in a two-year formation program for diocesan seminarians at Tuias Spirituality Centre on New Ireland. In 1994, he became the director of this program. One year later, in 1995, he was appointed to coordinate the Charismatic renewal in the diocese of Kavieng. He gave workshops at various parishes and published a periodic newsletter about the Charismatic renewal. Later on, he once again directed candidates for the priesthood in the diocese of Kavieng during their year of discernment at the Tuias formation centre.
Later, after the year 2000, Br. Joe moved to the archdiocese of Rabaul. He directed pre-novices and novices there for a short time. He then went to Chanel College, a secondary school and seminary, where he was a spiritual director. He also provided spiritual direction to other people during his time there. In 2006, he returned to the USA and was assigned to the Aurora, Illinois community. He assisted in spiritual direction there, as well as in volunteer work at Hesed House, assisting the homeless and disadvantaged.
In 2013, he moved to Sacred Heart Villa in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, to enjoy his years of retirement. Later he lived at Manor Care Nursing Home, Bethlehem, PA until the end of his life. Br. Joe’s adoptive sister Agnes (John) Wagner, of Dubuque, IA, pre-deceased him. He has four nephews and four nieces with whom he spent many days camping and fishing in Iowa, and was a great uncle. One of his nephews, Dan Wagner, once visited him in PNG.
In accord with the virus guidelines a Mass of Christian Burial for Br. Tesar will be celebrated on Saturday, June 6, 2020, at 10:00 AM at the Sacred Heart Villa with his community of priests, brothers and invited guests. Br. Tesar will be buried at St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Ottsville (Haycock), PA. Donations in his memory may be made to the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart Villa, 3300 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA 18034.

FATHER JOHN J. PAUL, MSC


Father John J. Paul, MSC died on June 2, 2020, at around midnight. He was 87 years old . He was born in Laureldale, Pennsylvania on October 8, 1932 to Walter A. Paul Sr. and Edith M. (Wenrich) Paul. He graduated from Holy Guardian Angels Parochial school, Reading, PA in 1946. In that same year he entered the Sacred Heart Mission Seminary in Geneva, Illinois, where he completed four years of secondary education and one year of college studies. In 1951, he entered the novitiate of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, in Shelby, Ohio, and concluded his novitiate in Youngstown, Ohio. He made his first profession of vows on September 14, 1952. He continued with studies for the priesthood at Sacred Heart Seminary in Shelby for three years, making perpetual profession of vows on September 14, 1955. He then traveled to Rome, Italy, where he studied at the Gregorian University until 1959, receiving the degree of Licentiate in Sacred Theology. Fr. Paul was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Joseph Gawlina, D.D, in Rome, Italy on July 13, 1958. He then returned to the USA and continued studies at the Catholic University, and in 1962 he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Canon Law. His first assignment thereafter was as a teacher at Sacred Heart Seminary, Shelby, Ohio. In 1964, he became director of the theologate program, first at Shelby and later at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, Illinois. From 1973 until 1985, Fr. Paul was a member of the provincial council. In 1982, he became superior of the MSC community in Youngstown, Ohio, a position he held until January, 1992. Beginning in 1971, he served as a judge in various diocesan tribunals, including those of Chicago and Youngstown. He served as a judge on the Provincial Tribunal and was the chairman of the Ministry to Members Board from 1985 until 1991. In January of 1992, he was appointed parochial vicar at Holy Family Parish in Nazareth, PA., and as a part-time pro-synodal judge for the tribunal of the Allentown, PA diocese. In August 1996, Fr. Paul was appointed to the Reading, PA community as superior. He then served full time on the Allentown diocese marriage tribunal. On July 1, 2001, the Reading and Center Valley, PA communities became the Pennsylvania community, and Fr. Paul was appointed superior. On December 19, 2002, Bishop Edward Cullen appointed him as Judicial Vicar for the Allentown Diocese Tribunal. In 2007, Fr. Paul moved to Sacred Heart Villa in Center Valley, PA, where he lived for the rest of his life, except for the last few weeks. He continued to work in the Allentown diocese tribunal, doing so from the Villa when he could no longer drive. Fr. Paul is survived by a sister, Edith, widow of David Moorman, Reading, PA. He was predeceased by brothers Walter A. Paul Jr., Frederic F. Paul, Fr. Gerald (Chet) Paul MSC; sisters Nancy Quire and Monica Miller. Other survivors are sister-in-law Bernice A. (Rohrbach) Paul, brother-in-law Gerald C. Miller Sr., Reading, PA, 16 nieces and nephews, and over 30 great nieces and nephews. In accordance with the virus guidelines a Mass of Christian Burial for Fr. Paul will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the Sacred Heart Villa. Bishop Alfred Schlert of the Allentown diocese will preside. Fr. Michael Camilli, MSC will preach.
Fr. Paul will be buried at Gethsemane Cemetery in Laureldale, PA. Memorial contributions in Fr. Paul’s memory may be made to the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart Villa, 3300 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA 18034.

Brother George Farkas, MSC

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died on Friday, May 29, 2020, at about 1 AM, at Manor Care Nursing Home, Bethlehem, PA. He was 88 years old. He was born in Northampton, Pennsylvania on July 23, 1931 to George and Sophia (Baziak) Farkas. He graduated from Assumption Parochial school, Northampton, PA in 1945, and from Northampton High School in 1949. He attended Bethlehem Business School, Bethlehem, PA, in 1953-54. From 1955 to 1968, he worked at Cement National Bank in Northampton.
In 1970, he entered the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart novitiate in Shelby, Ohio, and made his first profession of vows on June 12, 1972. As a novice, he was assigned to the keeping of accounts, which he continued to do throughout his religious life. After the novitiate, he remained in Shelby until 1976, making perpetual profession of vows on May 22 of that year. Br. George was then assigned to Aurora, Illinois, where he was the provincial treasurer from 1980 until 1992. While in Aurora, in addition to his duties as treasurer, he regularly preached in the Mission Cooperative Plan throughout the United States. He was a member of the core staff of the provincial administration.
In September 1992, Br. George was assigned to Youngstown, Ohio, where he assisted in managing the financial affairs of the Youngstown community and the retreat house. In July 1996, he was assigned to Reading, PA for various community service ministries. In June 2000 Br. George returned to Aurora where he continued his community service ministry. He also participated in ministry to the Aurora community at large by working with the homeless at Hesed House, working the late evening and early morning hours overseeing the men’s sleeping quarters there. He later retired and moved to our community in Center Valley, PA. In 2015, he moved to Manor Care Nursing Home in Bethlehem, PA, where he lived for the remainder of his life.
Br. George had one brother, three sisters, and one half-sister who predeceased him. They were Andrew Farkas, Elizabeth Kuchera, Anne Stackel, and Mary Andrews, and his half-sister Margaret Milander. He has numerous nieces and nephews and was a wonderful uncle.
In accordance with the virus guidelines a Mass of Christian Burial for Brother George will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 3rd, 10:00AM at the Sacred Heart Villa with his community of Priests, Brothers, Relatives and invited Guests.
Interment will be at St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Haycock, PA. Family requests memorial contributions in brother’s memory to the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart Villa, 3300 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA 18034.


Caesar Thomas Gaza, Ph.D., 93, of Toms River, New Jersey, passed away on May 23, 2020. Born in Brooklyn, New York on October 4, 1926 to Waclaw and Irena (Majer) Gaza, Caesar received his early sacraments at Our Lady of Czestochowa and St. Casimir Church on 25th Street, in what was known at the time as South Brooklyn. Caesar attended Our Lady of Czestochowa School and was a graduate of Manual Training High School (later known as John Jay High School) on Seventh Avenue in Park Slope. Being a Brooklyn kid, handball was his athletic activity of choice in his younger days.

In 1944, Caesar voluntarily enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps, the predecessor to the United States Air Force. He endured basic training at Fort Dix in New Jersey and was stationed at Amarillo Army Airfield in Amarillo, Texas, where he trained as a mechanic for the B-17 bomber, known as the Flying Fortress. Following his military service at the end of the Second World War, Caesar returned to Brooklyn and attended New York University, from which he received his bachelor’s degree in 1953, his master’s degree in 1955 and his doctoral degree in psychology in 1963, working all along the way, including for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. A coffee lover to the end, he was known to frequent the famous Café Figaro in Greenwich Village and could be seen studying or enjoying an art show in his beloved Washington Square Park.

For over thirty years, Caesar was a professor of psychology at Kean College in Union, New Jersey, formerly Newark State College and now Kean University. He lectured mainly in the fields of developmental psychology and special education, and engaged in private clinical practice following his retirement from teaching.

In 1958, Caesar married Diana Jaszek, M.S., of North Plainfield, New Jersey (formerly of Brooklyn), with whom he had become reacquainted after having known her in the old neighborhood. Diana passed away in 2005 after forty-six years of their loving marriage. The couple moved to Maplewood, New Jersey to raise their children, Grazyna Walsh (Cary, NC) and Copernicus Gaza (Katonah, NY), and enjoyed living in the township for over thirty years. In 1999, Caesar and Diana moved to Lakewood, New Jersey before Caesar moved to Toms River in 2018. Caesar was a longstanding parishioner and lector at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Irvington, New Jersey, where he was a fixture at the 9:30 Polish Mass. He later was a parishioner at St. Mary of the Lake Church in Lakewood, where he served as Eucharistic minister, offering Holy Communion at Mass and in local hospitals.

Caesar was immensely proud of his Polish heritage and was a longstanding member of the Kosciusko Foundation and the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America, both of New York City, and the Polish University Club of New Jersey, where he received the Man of the Year distinction among other accolades. Most notably, Caesar was a founding trustee and president many times over of the Polish Cultural Foundation. He was instrumental in guiding the organization from its humble beginnings in 1973 in a rented storefront on 18th Avenue in Irvington, New Jersey to its present campus in Clark Township, New Jersey. Caesar remains trustee emeritus at the Foundation. Suffice it to say, Caesar was far more likely to be found at the art museum or the symphony than at the bar or the ballgame.

In addition to his two loving children, Caesar is survived by ten beloved grandchildren, Stephanie, Anthony, Nicole, Evan, Thomas, Claire, Elizabeth, Jillian, Jameson and Zachary, and three great grandchildren, Myla, Vincenzo and Luciano, all of whom will dearly miss their Dziadzio. He is predeceased by his brother, Richard J. Gaza, Esq., and his sister, Isabelle M. Gaza, M.Ed., in addition to his wife, Diana.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 30th, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Interment will follow at The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown.

Should you wish to make a charitable contribution in Caesar’s name, please consider The Polish Cultural Foundation, 177 Broadway, Clark, New Jersey 07066-1849, www.polishculturalfoundation.org, or the Polish Children’s Heartline, www.polishchildrensheartline.org.

Clare Jane Murphy of Kintnersville, died unexpectedly at Lehigh Valley Hospital on May 14th. She was 81 years old.
Clare is the beloved wife to Jim Murphy. They had been a devoted couple for life celebrating 45 years of marriage in January. Clare is the beloved mother to Brian Murphy of Kintnersville PA and Colleen Tabacheck (the late Daniel) of Cheswick, PA. Clare is the beloved grandmother to August and Ryder Tabacheck of Cheswick, PA.
Clare was born in Philadelphia PA and is the beloved daughter to the late John Bennie and Irene Hacker-Bennie. Clare is the beloved sister to Rita Devine (late Ed) of Philadelphia and beloved sister to the late Jean Walsh and the late Doris Ritty.
Clare graduated from Hallahan Catholic Girls High School. After graduation Clare worked as an accounting supervisor at Corestate Bank in Philadelphia. She dedicated her life to raising her children and being a wonderful wife to Jim. In her later years, Clare worked at CCI as a mail sorter until her retirement.
Clare’s faith was an inspiration to her family as she was a devout catholic, a member of St. John the Baptist Church in Ottsville, she was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary and Quakertown Legion.
Reading, gardening, puzzles, crossword puzzles, baking and black Friday shopping were a few of Clare’s favorite things to do. Most of all, Clare enjoyed spending time and making memories with her grandsons and family.
Clare will always be remembered as someone who enjoyed the simple things in life. She is a kind and loving woman centering her life around her family. She will be missed dearly by all who had been blessed to know her.

Due to the current COVID 19 virus situation Clare’s Mass of Christian Burial and interment will be private.



Margaretha “Lalla” Johnson Obituary

Signe Margaretha “Lalla” Johnson died of complications from Covid-19 on April 27, 2020 at Neshaminy Manor Nursing Home. She was 89. She was a daughter of the late Lars and Signe Svensson. Born in Uddevalla, Sweden, she graduated from the Sveaplans gymnasium, Stockholm, earning the equivalent of an Associate of Arts degree in Modern Languages.

She and her family emigrated to the United States in 1952 and settled in Summit, NJ. Before marrying and raising a family of six children, she worked for Chubb Insurance in Murray Hill, NJ and studied English literature at Upsala College.

Lalla and her family resided in Raritan, NJ before moving to Doylestown in 1966. Soon after relocating, she became involved in civic organizations such as the Welcome Wagon, Encores, and Newcomers Clubs where she and her husband enjoyed participating in many international dinners. After all her children were in school, she was employed as an office assistant for Hanover Insurance in Fort Washington.

In later years, she spent many vacations camping and traveling to New England, Florida, and Virginia, and enjoyed visiting family and friends in Sweden and Norway. Lalla was an avid reader and fan of crossword puzzles, and enjoyed hobbies such as embroidery, ceramics, and artistic crafts. Throughout her life she shared the joys and traditions of her native Swedish culture, from cooking, folk art and music, to her most favorite celebration of all: the Swedish Christmas, when she delighted loved ones with many varieties of her gourmet cookies and cakes. Most of all, she will be remembered as a loving mother who touched and inspired many lives with her extraordinary warmth and calm, graceful spirit.

Lalla was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Kurt V. Johnson, son Hans A. Johnson, sister Anita Svensson, and brother Lars-Gunnar Svensson.

She is survived by her daughter Marianne Johnson and grandsons Henry and Kevin of Los Angeles, Calif.; daughter Anita Sullivan of Haverhill, Mass.; daughter Ingrid Johnson of Riegelsville, Pa; son Dr. Rolf Johansson and wife Vanesha Pravin of Merced, Calif.; son Carl Johnson and partner Martha Sholl of Haverhill, Mass.; sisters Anna-Lisa Larsdotter and Gunnel Larsdotter of Portland, Maine; and brother Per Svensson of Garland, Texas.

Interment will be private. A memorial will be announced at a later date.


Maria G. Pfister (nee Liesenfeld) formerly of Oreland, PA passed on April 30,2020 surrounded by her loving family, she was 85.

Maria is the beloved wife to the late Edward F Pfister; she is the precious daughter of the late Marie (nee Louis) and Joseph Liesenfeld, also Maria was the devoted sister of the late Joseph Liesenfeld.

Maria is the beloved mother of Susan Kline (Robert), Steven Pfister, and Teresa Gaul (Jerry).

Maria is the cherished grandmother of Brandon Coll (Eileen), Emmalie and Ellen Pfister, Ava Badger (Adam), Michael Kline, Julianna and Alexa Gaul and great grandmother to Katerina and Rowan Coll. Maria has many adoring cousins Loretta White, Margie Taggert and many loving family members and friends.

Due to the current situation, funeral service and interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations may be made to the MIP Foundation, P.O. Box 326, Oreland, PA 19075 or themipfoundation.org in support of teens fighting cancer. Arrangements by: Donahue Funeral Home. www.donahuefuneral.com

Steven George Salva

Steve passed away peacefully on April 10, 2020, Good Friday. After a prolonged and courageous struggle with illness, Steve spent his last weeks surrounded by family in his Durham PA home.

Steve was born on February 14, 1964 in Washington DC. He was the youngest child of the late Mary and Fedor Salva. Growing up in a Navy family, Steve spent his childhood in Bonn Germany, Las Vegas NV, and Long Island NY, before ultimately attending elementary school in Naples Italy. He was a graduate of Holy Cross Catholic School and Valedictorian of Central High School Class of 1982, Champaign IL. He attended Penn State University on a Navy ROTC Scholarship and earned a BS and MS in mechanical engineering with honors. He commissioned as an officer in the Navy in January of 1988. He attended nuclear power school in Orlando FL, naval prototype in Saratoga Springs NY and submarine warfare school in Groton CT. Steve served aboard the John C. Calhoun SSBN-630(G), a nuclear ballistic missile submarine, from September of 1989 to June of 1993 in Charleston SC. He achieved the rank of Lieutenant. Steve worked 27 years as an engineer for Linde, an industrial gas company in Murray Hill NJ. He designed and built large cryogenic freezers for the global food industry, in the process travelling the world for business and leisure.

He was the loving husband of 31 years to Patricia(nee McHugh), devoted father to LT Steven J. Salva – Seattle WA, ENS Kathryn Salva – Charleston SC, MIDN Jack Salva, CADET Anne Salva, Thomas Patrick, Hugh Joseph, Jane Frances, and Ella Mary. He is survived by his sister Suzanne Salva – Alexandria VA, and brother Michael and Gail Salva – Littleton CO. He is also survived by numerous loving nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, and cousins.

Steve was a faithful Roman Catholic and active member of the Church men’s club and Knights of Columbus Council 4545. No project was out of his realm; he undertook each one with precision and an extreme attention to detail until completion, most notably an impressive tree house he built in the backyard. An avid camper, fisherman, and tinkerer at his workbench, his passion for these activities was unmatched by his devotion and love for his family. He coached Pop Warner football, put on liquid nitrogen demonstrations at schools and fairs (in the process making some of the best ice cream), and enjoyed helping the cub scouts, especially with pinewood derby car races. Whether swimming at the pool, reclining in his favorite easy chair, or watching a movie at home or in theaters, his favorite moments were spent with his loving wife and children. He will be dearly missed.

Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions the Mass of Christian Burial and Interment at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery will be private. A public memorial will be held for relatives, friends, and loved ones in the future. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Salva Children Education Fund: PO Box 44, Durham PA 18039. Arrangements by www.donahuefuneral.com, Flourtown, PA.

Raymond Joseph Williams, age 74, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020, at Harborview Rehabilitation & Care Center in Doylestown, PA.
Raymond was born May 24, 1945, in Philadelphia, PA. The 4th of 5 children of Margaret Genevieve Schnell Williams and Arthur Ginebra Thomas Williams. He spent his early years shining shoes and growing up the in the projects of South Philly where he completed 9th grade at Bishop Newman. Taken under the wing of a local painting business owner, Leo Tonetti, Raymond left school to learn and master the craft of painting specialty finishes at the age of 16 into his early 20’s. Over the years he developed his skills into a master painter making steel doors look like oak, plywood look like marble, and walls with faux textures that were easily mistaken for wallpaper. His natural ability and passion to work with his hands lead him to develop and learn skills as a carpenter, mason, electrician, and plumber just to name a few hobbies and throughout his career he took on side jobs for family & friends sharing his many crafts. At the age of 17 he attempted to enlist in every branch of the military having his hopes crushed as none would take him due to his existing psoriasis condition. Eventually pursuing his GED in later adulthood, Raymond had a thirst for knowledge and was an avid reader enjoying books on history and mystery. He was a Philadelphia Eagles fan and coincidentally loved eagles themselves and collected any version of an eagle he could find. He enjoyed music, the golden oldies, doo wop and loved to sing and dance. Raymond marched for several years in the Mummers Fancy Brigades with the Trilby String Band. For many years he even took up square dancing competitively with his beloved dance partner Ginny Belle. He moved on to working for Town Painting in the suburbs of PA for many years. After living in the Philadelphia area for a good portion of his life he eventually migrated to Cape May, NJ in the early 90’s and worked for Horgan Painting often pointing out the many historic houses he painted over the years. After he retired he took up residence at a local senior apartment building before his declining health necessitated him to give up his independence and live with his daughter and her family.
He is survived by his wife, Eleanor; his daughter, Linda (Dan) of Chalfont, PA, his son, Raymond Jr. of Villas, NJ, his step daughters Kelly (Ed) and Christina of Cape May NJ, his three grandsons Daniel, Zackary and Damien, his step grandchildren Tori, Matthew, Sarah, Christian, and Justin, his sisters Patricia Webster of Sickerville, NJ and Barbara Brennan (Don) of Feasterville, PA, and a host of nieces, nephews, extended relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, his two brothers, Arthur & Douglass Williams, and many dear friends.
In light of current events, proper funeral services cannot be planned at this time. There will be a memorial mass and a celebration of his life on a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in memory of Raymond J. Williams to the Dementia Society of America by mail to PO Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901, or online www.DementiaSociety.org/donate.

RoseAnna English (Temes) 82, passed away on Monday, March 16, 2020 at Saint Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, PA. She was born on December 13, 1937 in Camden, NJ to the late Stephen Temes and Margaret Becker (Courduff).

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert of 51 years. RoseAnna and Robert lived in Philadelphia and Parkland before settling down in Levittown where they raised their beloved eight children: Robert L. English Jr., RoseAnne Stanton (Thomas), Joanne Ferry (John), Stephen English, Maryann Siry, Margaret Ulmer, Barbara English, and Patricia Pancoast. She is also survived by her 12 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and her cousin Michael Koenig (Joanne).

RoseAnna attended Mastbaum Area Vocational Technical School in Philadelphia and went to work at Curtis Publishing Company upon graduation. RoseAnna returned to work after twenty years of raising her children at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. RoseAnna was an avid traveler who visited many states, countries and historic destinations. She traveled to Ireland and loved to retell the story of when “she and Robert kissed the Blarney Stone”.
RoseAnna was a cancer survivor and remained happy “as long as I can get up in the morning and do what I want to do.” Rose Anna was also preceded in death by her brother, Stephen Temes and her cousin, Anne Green.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 10:00am at Queen of the Universe Church, 2243 Trenton Rd., Levittown, PA 19056 followed by RoseAnna’s Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am. Interment will be held privately. Arrangement by: Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown.

Virginia “Ginger” Blanche Castle (nee Seipp), passed away peacefully at her home in Dresher, PA on Saturday March 7, 2020, after a battle with lung and brain cancer. She was 87 years old.

Ginger, the eldest daughter of John Edward Seipp and Lillian Gray Seipp, was born on March 24, 1932 in Newtown, Pennsylvania.

She grew up on a dairy farm in Newtown, where she explored her passions as a pastel and charcoal artist, singer, and varsity field hockey player. She enjoyed cooking, reading, and cheering on her Philadelphia sports teams. She loved gardening and doing anything outdoors and travelled to Vermont every year to visit relatives. She enjoyed challenging her mind with crossword puzzles, Scrabble, and other word games. Throughout her entire life, Ginger was an avid student and practitioner of astrology and numerology.

A graduate of Newtown’s George School, she studied nursing at Rider College in New Jersey before becoming a Certified Medical Assistant – Administrative and Clinical (CMA-AC) of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).

She had a long and successful career in healthcare, providing clinical and administrative support, medical transcription, and office management in nearly a dozen doctor’s practices over her extensive career. She was also active with the AAMA as a practicing professional and trainer, as well as serving in a number of capacities in the leadership of the Pennsylvania chapter, culminating in a term as President. She also taught Medical Assisting at Bucks County Technical School for over 20 years.

Ginger married Jay Castle of Ohio in 1955 and together they had three daughters (Lillian, Susan, and Karen) and a son (John).

With homes in Newtown, Levittown, Buckingham, Towanda, and Dresher, Ginger was a resident of Pennsylvania for her entire life, except for a brief period in the late 1950s and early 1960s when she lived with her husband and three eldest children near the US Army base in Frankfurt, Germany where Jay was stationed.

She was a lifelong member of Mensa International, the Smithsonian, the World Wildlife Fund, and the American Association of Medical Assistants.

Ginger is survived by her brother Edward Seipp, her sister Ellen Demas, her daughters, Lillian DiLaurenzo, Susan Milks, and Karen Sullivan, her son John Castle, her step-daughter Julie Andrews, as well as three grandsons, Richard DiLaurenzo, Carter Sullivan, and Shane Sullivan.

Due to the Coronavirus, a memorial will be held at the William Penn Inn at a future date. Please contact 215-867-9196 for Ginger’s Memorial Service update or email vscmemorial@icloud.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the WWF elephant charity fund. 1-800-CALL-WWF.

Joseph C. DeCarlo of Bucks County, formally of Philadelphia, PA passed on peacefully at Doylestown Hospital with family by his side, he was 85.
Joseph was the loving husband of 47 years to the late Betty Kobilis. Together they celebrated 47 wonderful years of marriage. Joseph was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. He is the beloved son to the late Joseph DeCarol and Ceil Williams. Joe graduated from Germantown High School in Philadelphia and is a former Marine. Joe dedicated 22 years of his career as a police stake-out officer and the FOP for an additional 21 years.
Joseph is the beloved father of Joseph (Barb) DeCarlo, Hatboro PA and Joanne (Vince) DeBlasis, of Upper Black Eddy, PA and the late Vince DeCarlo formally of Kansas City.
Joe is the beloved brother of Kenneth (late Shirley) of California, Benny (Lorraine) of New Jersey and Rosalie (Bill) of New Jersey.
Joe is the devoted grandfather of Nicole, Paul, Eddie, Melissa, Laura and Vincent and a loving Great-grandfather to Mia and Veronica. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Joe was a member for over 50 years with the Fraternal Order of Police.
When Joe wasn’t spending time with family and friends, he enjoyed Golfing and was a dedicated sports fan to all his Philadelphia sports teams.
The family will receive relatives and friend on Saturday, March 7th, 2020 at 12:30PM at Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine Cemetery Chapel, 654 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA 18901 (enter through the cemetery gates, the chapel is at the end of the drive on the left), followed by a Christian Prayer Service at 1:00PM. Arrangements by The Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown, PA www.donahuefuneral.com

John Joseph Varallo, “Papa John” of Mays Landing, NJ previously of Philadelphia, PA passed on peacefully with family by his side at the age of 87.
John is the beloved husband of Catherine M. Martin. Together they celebrated 19 wonderful years of marriage.
John was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. He is the beloved son to the late Pasquale Varallo and Natalie Karwowski. John graduated from LaSalle University receiving his Bachelors Degree in Physics. John dedicated 40 years of his career at Air Shields, aka. Hill Rom, aka Draeger as an Electronic Technician in Bucks County.
John is the beloved father to Rosemary Varallo-Pino, Bucks County, PA. and stepfather to Terri Dructor (Michael) of North Wales, PA and to the late John J. Varallo, Jr.
John is the beloved brother of Theresa Perry, Wilmington DE, Pasquale Varallo, Philadelphia and Wally Varallo (Joan), Gilbertsville, PA, and the late Rosemary Varallo, Philadelphia, PA and Emma Engelhardt of Philadelphia, PA.
John is the devoted grandfather of Leanna Dructor; North Wales, PA and Uncle to many loving nieces and nephews.
John was a Korean War veteran in the US Airforce. His dedication to patriotism continued with Korean War Veterans of NJ as State Commander. John was also a member of VFW Chapter 234 and American Legion.
When John wasn’t spending time with family and friends, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, photography, dancing, and Military History. He was an avid Jeopardy fan.
John will always be remembered as a gentleman. Through his Catholic faith, John demonstrated empathy and forgiveness for others. John was devoted to the love of his life Cathy and cherished the time he spent with his family.
The family will receive relatives and friend on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 at 9:30AM at St. Stanislaus Church, 51 Lansdale Avenue, Lansdale, PA followed by John’s Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30AM. Military honors and interment will follow at a later date. The family would prefer contributions in John’s memory to St. Jude’s Cancer for Children. www.stjude.org or contributions can be mailed in John’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements by The Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown, PA www.donahuefuneral.com

FATHER THOMAS CARNEY, MSC
Father Thomas Carney, MSC died on Tuesday afternoon, January 28, 2020, at Manor Care Nursing Home, Bethlehem, PA. He was 92. He was born in New Lexington, Ohio, on September 14, 1927, to Lewis Francis Carney and Helen (Kinsel) Carney. He graduated from St. Rose Parochial School in New Lexington in 1941, and from New Lexington Public High School in 1945. In 1947, he entered the novitiate of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart in Shelby, Ohio, making his first profession of vows on September 14, 1948. He continued with studies for the priesthood at Sacred Heart Seminary in Shelby, making perpetual profession of vows in 1951.
Fr. Tom was ordained a priest by Bishop George Rehring, D.D, in Toledo, Ohio, on May 29, 1954. His first assignment was as teacher and prefect of students at Sacred Heart Mission Seminary, Geneva, Illinois. In 1957, he became provincial vocation director. He was appointed chaplain at Mooseheart, Illinois, in 1963. During 1965, he served as parochial vicar at Holy Family Parish in Nazareth, PA, and then in parish supply ministry out of the former MSC community in Sparta, Wisconsin. In that same year, he began a Latin American ministry. He was successively parochial vicar in Lima, Peru, and Bogotá, Colombia. In 1969, he became pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Cali, Colombia. From 1975 to 1979, he again served as parochial vicar in Bogotá and Cali. He was then appointed sectional superior until his return to the States, in 1985, to study Clinical Pastoral Education in preparation for chaplaincy ministry in Colombia. On his return to Colombia he became pastor at St. Eugene Parish in Bogotá. In 1990, he came back to the USA to minister at Holy Family Parish in Nazareth, PA, for one year. Then he ministered as associate pastor at St. Joseph Parish in Upland, California until July 1994. He was then assigned to the Aurora, Illinois community to join the development department. In August of 1997, Fr. Tom was assigned to the Youngstown, Ohio community and was appointed pastor of St. Rose of Lima in Youngstown.
Fr. Tom was co-founder of the parish of Santa Margarita Maria in Bogotá, Colombia, in 1967. He was fluent in Spanish. He had five sisters, Mrs. William Teeter (deceased), Mrs. Robert Boos (deceased), Mrs. Ramona C. Schneider (deceased), Mrs. Wes Styles (deceased), Mrs. Sharon Shahan, and two brothers, Richard J. Carney (deceased) and Arthur Carney. He had one cousin who was a Dominican priest and three cousins who were religious sisters of the Dominican and Franciscan orders.
Fr. Tom moved to Center Valley, PA in 2009 and became a resident of Sacred Heart Villa there. He recently moved to Manor Care in Bethlehem, PA, where he died.
Viewing hours will be on Sunday, February 2, 2020, from 4 PM until 5:30 PM , at Sacred Heart Villa, Center Valley, PA. This will include a wake service, at 5 PM.
A funeral mass will be celebrated for Fr. Tom on Monday, February 3, 2020, at 11:00 AM, at Sacred Heart Villa, Center Valley, PA. Fr. Richard Kennedy, MSC, Provincial Superior, will preside. Final committal of Fr. Tom’s remains will be in Ohio, at a family plot. Donations on behalf of the memory of Fr. Tom may be made to the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart. Arrangements by Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown, PA www.donahuefuneral.com

Carl R. Lachmuth passed on January 23, 2020. He was 88 years old. Retired from Cigna Insurance Co after 42 years. Served 8 years in the U.S. Navy. Carl is the beloved husband of 51 years toGail Lachmuth nee: Farrer. He is the dedicated father of Douglas Carl Lachmuth of Davie, Florida and Scott Henry and spouse Katie Lachmuth of Doylestown, Pa., beloved brother of Calvin Jack Lachmuth and wife Mary Jane, of North Wales, Pa., a devoted grandfather of Benjamin, Luke, Lily and Lindsay.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, January 31, 2020 from 3pm to 4pm at Whitemarsh Memorial Park Cemetery (Wayside Chapel) 1156 Horsham Rd, Ambler, PA 19002. In lieu of flowers, family would perfer contributions in Carl’s memory to Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014, or call 1800-708-7644 or www.michaeljfox.org/donate.

Arrangments by www.donahuefuneral.com, flourtown, PA.

Walter Rada of Perkasie passed away peacefully with family by his side on January 13th, 2020, he was 96. Relatives and friends are invited to Our Lady of Czestochowa cemetery chapel Friday, January 17th at 12:00pm followed by Walter’s Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00pm. Interment will immediately follow the Mass. The Chapel is located through the gates of the cemetery. Pass through the gates follow the road to the end. On your left will be the red chapel. Please have flower deliveries to funeral home by 9:00am on the 17th or deliver to the chapel the day of the service prior to the gathering. If you have any questions, please contact the funeral home.

Elizabeth Kelly was born on December 25, 1920 and passed peacefully in her sleep on January 12, 2020. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Kelly, as well as her sons Steven M. Kelly and James R. Kelly. She is survived by her daughters Elizabeth Decker from Pipersville PA, Janice Moore from Stockton CA, and her multiple grandchildren and great grandchildren. Betty made it to her hundredth year and accomplished her biggest goal. She was always the life of the party, singing Scottish songs and dancing the Mummers’ strut. Until her last day, she was an avid volunteer at Neshaminy Manor folding the garment protectors and stuffing envelopes. She was a fierce bingo competitor and professional grilled cheese maker. May her memory live on in the lives of the many people she has impacted.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Elizabeth’s funeral on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 10:00am at Our Lady of Guadalupe, 5194 Cold Spring Creamery Rd, (intersection of Durham Rd and Cold Spring Creamery Rd) Doylestown, PA 18902. Followed by Elizabeth’s Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am. Interment will immediately follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 333 County Line Road, Feasterville, PA 19053. Arrangements by: Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown www.donahuefuneral.com

Ronald S. Maisenhalter
July 16, 1946-January 6, 2020

Ronald S. Maisenhalter, 73, of Kintnersville, PA passed away at his home on January 6, 2020.  
Ronald was born on July 16, 1946, in Quakertown, PA, he was preceded in death by his parents Hedwig Kuczynski and George and Anne (Freeh) Maisenhalter and also by his younger sister Kathryn Dillon.
Ronald was married to his loving wife of 50 years, the former Alice Louise Watts.  He graduated from Notre Dame High School, Easton, PA in 1964. Ronald was a lifelong certified industrial electrician, working for 32 years at Bethlehem Steel and 9 years with the Allentown IBEW electrical union.  He was a lifelong congregant of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Ottsville, PA and a member of their Knights of Columbus.
He and his wife enjoyed riding his BSA motorcycle to the Reading Speedway.  His interests included being a HAM radio operator for many years, baseball coach with Silver Creek Athletic Association, sprint car enthusiast, watching football and NASCAR racing, playing cards, and editor of the Knights of Columbus newsletter.
In addition to his wife, his is survived by his daughter Heather and husband Frank Yarnell of Easton, PA; son Ryan and girlfriend Leyla of Hellertown, Pa; sister Loretta Miller, of Milford, NJ; many nieces  nephews and friends.
Calling hours will be on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at St. John the Baptist Church, 4050 Durham Road, Ottsville, PA 18942 from 9:30 to 11:00 am, with the Burial Mass immediately following.  Interment will be located at St. John the Baptist cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions should be made to Fatima House, 601 Rolling Hills Road, Ottsville, PA 18942.

Please contact our office regarding the arrangements for Charles Geheb, Helen Freedenberg and Charles Biao

Debra A. Kerr of Hills, PA. Debra lost her 5 ½ year battle against cancer on December 23, 2019 with family by her side. She was 54.

Debra was born to the late Charles Kerr and Helen Caubre.

Debra is the beloved sister to Marybeth Anglesey, Husband Tom from Sautee Nacoochee, GA and Kathleen Devine, husband Dan Titler from Morrisville, PA. Debra is the sister to the late Charles Kerr.

Debra is the devoted Aunt to Heather Devine, Amanda Titler, and Sara Titler and the Great Aunt to Ta’Kaylah, Tah’nia and Adri.

Debra graduated from Pennsbury High School and pursued her career as a Real Estate agent in her lifelong community of Bucks County, PA.

A celebration of Debra’s Life is scheduled to be held in the spring of 2020. In lieu of flowers, family would prefer contributions to: Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 28 West 44th Street, Suite 609, New York, NY 10036 or Chandler Hall Benevolent Care, 99 Barclay Street, Newtown, PA 18940. Please contact the funeral home if you would like more information regarding the spring plans. Arrangements by Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown, PA

John (Jack) Robert Glancey of Kintnersville, PA passed on peacefully with his family by his side on December 22nd. He was 83.

Jack was born in Abington, PA. He is the son of the late John and Margaret Glancey (nee: Dott).

Jack was a graduate of Lincoln High School, class of 1954. Jack continued his education at Temple in an engineering program. Jack was a Veteran with the US Army and the Army Reserve.

60 years ago in June, Jack married the love of his life, Margaret (Peg) V. Dingley. Together they have been blessed to have four children. Robert Glancey, Kintnersville, PA. Thomas Glancey and spouse Lucy Montgomery, Pipersville, PA and Jenny Yusella and spouse Michael, Hellertown, PA . Jack will celebrate eternal life with their son Johnny who passed away in 1961.

Jack is the loving grandfather of five grandchildren. Kayla Davidock, Sean Glancey, Jack Glancey, Kevin Yusella and Matthew Yusella.

Jack was a dedicated member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church of Ottsville, PA. Many will remember Jack as a proud 4th degree knight with the Knight of Columbus, Father Stommel Council #4545. In addition, Jack was a member of the American Legion as well as a RSES member for over 50 years.

Jack’s career was with Sears as a HVAC technician; Glancey Refrigeration; electrical engineer at Naval Air Propulsion Center, Trenton NJ and Naval Air Station, Pax River, MD.

Jack enjoyed woodworking, golf, reading, irish music and walking. He designed and constructed his famly home in Upper Bucks. It is no suprise with Jack’s talent that this home included an innovative and ultra-high efficiency heating system.

Jack will be remembered first as a loving husband, a proud father and dedicated grandfather. He was a gentleman, a kind and caring friend to all who knew him and will be missed deeply.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Jack’s viewing Saturday, December 28th 2019 at 9:30am in the daily chapel at St. John the Baptist Church, (Rt 412) 4050 Durham Road, Ottsville, PA followed by Jack’s Mass of Christian burial at 11:00am. Interment will immediately follow at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, Langhorne, PA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist Building Fund, 4050 Durham Rd, Ottsville, PA 18942 or Knights of Columbus, Father Stommel Council #4545, 4050 Durham Rd, Ottsville, PA 18942. Arrangements by Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown. www.donahuefuneral.com.

Please contact our office for funeral arrangements for:John Kaercher, Joanna Sweeney, Roger Atkins

Donald B. Knight of Bedminster PA passed on peacefully with his family by his side on December 10th he was 83.
Don was born in Philadelphia, he is the son of the late Walter and Margaret Knight (nee: Hoffman) and brother to the late Ken Knight and Thelma Stott.
Don is survived by his four sons: Donald Jr. and spouse Hope. Walter and spouse Carol, Shawn and spouse Suzette and Jonathan and spouse Michelle.
Don is the loving grandfather of 10 grandchildren. Samantha, Lee, Ivy, Ashley, Andrew, Rebecca, David, Christina, Matthew, Rachel.
Don was a dedicated member of St John the Baptist Church in Ottsille PA.
Don enjoyed spending most of his time outdoors. He was an avid pheasant hunter and fisherman.
Many will remember Don from working at the Soabar Co in Philadelphia PA for 48 years. Don will always be remembered first as a loving husband to Barbara, his high school sweetheart of 47 years who passed in 2003. He will be remembered as a proud father and dedicated grandfather. He was a true friend to all who knew him and will be missed deeply.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Don’s funeral Tuesday, December 17th 2019 at 10am at St. John the Baptist Church, (Rt 412) 4050 Durham Road, Ottsville, PA 18947 followed by Don’s Mass of Christian burial at 11:30am. Interment will immediately follow at St. John’s Cemetery, Haycock. Arrangements by Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown. www.donahuefuneral.com.


Hans Allan Johnson of Doylestown died on October 25, 2019. He was 64. Born on Staten Island, NY, he spent his early childhood in Raritan, NJ, after which he relocated to Doylestown in 1966, where he lived for the remainder of his life.
He attended Central Bucks East High School where he was an active member of Patriot Players, performing in several productions. After graduating high school, he studied Geography and French Literature at Penn State University. He wrote short stories, and having a lifelong interest in conservative politics, in recent years contributed articles to several conservative websites. For many years he did research in ancient history and biblical prophecy, with a special interest in the teachings of the Worldwide Church of God and its successor churches.
He was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan, following a youthful attachment to the Minnesota Vikings. His hobbies included camping, fishing, and collecting exotic plants, and he loved classic cinema and all things science fiction, from Asimov to Star Trek and Doctor Who. He was the big brother to five younger siblings, whom he introduced to the importance of books as well as the joys of sketch comedy, astronomy, science fiction, and neighborhood football games.
He was predeceased by his father, Kurt, and his brother-in-law, Quentin Sullivan, and is survived by his mother Margaretha (“Lalla”), sister Marianne and nephews Henry and Kevin of Los Angeles, CA, sister Anita Sullivan of Haverhill, MA, sister Ingrid of Riegelsville, PA, brother Dr. Rolf Johansson and wife Vanesha Pravin of Merced, CA, and brother Carl and partner Martha Sholl of Haverhill, MA. Interment will be private.

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It is with a very heavy heart to announce the passing of our Matriarch, Dr. Marianna Nowak-Kopidakis (our “Babci,”as she was affectionately known to all). While she will be missed dearly, knowing so many people cared, loved her and offered their support is comforting…. thank you.

Marianna was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Emmanuel G. Kopidakis, and leaves behind two loving sons and and loving daughter in law: Dr. George Kopidakis and his wife, Joyce; and Thomas Kopidakis. Marianna was the beloved grandmother of Nicole and Victoria.

Just shy of reaching 90 years of age, her life was a full one, and she was a great storyteller. She loved a party, and was usually the family member throwing one… Holidays were mostly spent at her house, and company never tired her… She seldomly complained… rarely tired of cooking and serving, and never, ever walked away from a good poker game….

She believed in giving people a chance, a second chance, and sometimes a third. She was truly a champion for the underdog. She graciously hired people who asked for work, lent a little cash when needed, or would simply sit and listen. Or she’d tell you to shut up. She was honest…. brutally honest, sometimes, but she always called it as it was.

Marianna was a pistol. “Strong willed,” is the polite term. But her chutzpa, her confidence, is what defined her. The words ‘I can’t’ were not in her vocabulary. She had dreams, and she made them come true. She set goals, and she achieved them. She came from Poland, born and raised about 50 miles from Warsaw and graduated Medical School at The Warsaw Academy of Medicine. With a limited English vocabulary, she arrived at Jersey City Medical Center, where she was one of two women physicians at the time. She managed to complete three different medical residencies: Pediatrics, Anesthesiology and, later, Physiatry.

Family was everything… she lived for her sons, granddaughters, husband, brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews and in-laws. She wanted everyone to remain close, as her last wish.

Fiercely religious, her faith got her through many obstacles in her life. She never stopped believing in miracles…

While the sadness and the grief are for us, because all is not right in our world; it is in hers… she is with her loved ones. May God rest her soul.

Close family will gather on Friday, November 8, 2019 at the Naples Funeral Home, 3107 Davis Blvd, Naples, Florida 34104 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
Service and Entombment in Pennsylvania are scheduled for Thursday, November 14, 2019. Family will receive relatives and friends at Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine, 654 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA 18901 at 12:30pm followed by Marianna’s Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00pm. Entombment will immediately follow the Mass at Our Lady of Czestochowa. Arrangements by Donahue Funeral Home, 215-348-9421.

Joseph Matkowski of Blue Bell, PA passed on October 28, 2019 at Einstein Hospital, East Norriton. He was 95. Joseph was born in the Ukraine to the late Michael and Polonia Matkowski.

Joseph is the beloved brother to Diane Rosinski, Emil Matkowski, Mikolaj Matkowski and Julia Matkowski all residing in the Ukraine and the late Ann Matkowski of the Ukraine and Walter Matkowski of Poland.

Joseph’s career was with Dietz and Watson and Lee Tires and Rubber as a machine operator. He also worked for Horn & Hardart and Richmond Bakery. Many will remember Joseph as he took great pride being an Usher at Our Lady of Chestchowa in Doylestown, PA. Joseph enjoyed motorcycles, cars and mechanics.

Joseph was drafted into Russian Army at 17 to join forces against Nazi Germany.
72 years ago Joseph married the love of his life Victoria Bilinski-Matkowski, together they had two sons: Joseph Matkowski Jr, wife Ann of Blue Bell PA and John Matkowski of Plymouth Meeting PA. Joseph is the proud grandfather of Veronica Dobry and spouse Jonathan of Conshohocken PA, Victoria Matkowski of San Diego CA, Andrea Simon and spouse Chris of North Wales, PA and John Matkowski Jr of Plymouth Meeting PA. Joseph and Victoria cherish their great grand children: Logan, Emma and Hannah Simon and Justin and Jake Drinkwater.

Joseph will always be remembered first as a loving husband, proud father and dedicated grandfather and great grandfather as well as a true friend to all who knew him.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a viewing on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 12:00PM to 12:40PM at Our Lady of Czestchowa Cemetery Chapel (turn right to enter through cemetery gates), 654 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA followed by Joseph’s Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00PM. Interment: Shrine Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family would prefer contributions in Joseph’s memory be made to Our Lady of Czestchowa Elevator Fund. Arrangements by the Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown, PA (215) 348-9421.

Gloria M. Calamari of Warminster PA (a resident of Ann’s Choice) formally of Queens New York City passed on peacefully Monday, September 30, 2019 at her home with her family by her side. Gloria was born in the Bronx section of New York City where she attended Walton High School. Gloria was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Calamari together celebrating 64 years of marriage and daughter of the late Fiore and Carolina nee: Satori Amanna.

Gloria and Joseph moved from NYC to Ann’s Choice in 2007 where they became parishioners of Nativity of Our Lord Church in Warminster, PA. Prior to dedicating her life to her family, Gloria worked at the Federal Reserve Bank in New York as well as other clerical positions in the construction industry. Gloria and Jospeh enjoyed traveling, taking trips to Europe and the Islands as well as other destinations throughout the United States.

Gloria is the beloved mother of two sons, John Calamari and spouse Lois of Doylestown, PA and Louis Calamari and spouse Gail of Stamford, CT. Gloria is the beloved sister of the late Vito, Joseph, Salvitore, Angelo, Caroline, Adeline, and Florence Amanna. Gloria is the beloved grandmother of five grandchildren, Christine, Thomas, Andrew, Michael and Victoria and the beloved great grandmother of five great grandchildren, Juliana, Leo, Nicholas, Christopher, and Jason.

Gloria will always be remembered first as a beloved wife, devoted mother and dedicated grandmother and great grandmother as well as a true friend to all who knew her.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a viewing Friday, October 4, 2019 at 11:00AM at Nativity of Our Lord Church, 605 West Street Road (intersection of York and Street Road) Warminster, PA. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00PM. Interment at St. John Neumann Cemetery, Chalfont, PA. The family would prefer contributions in Gloria’s memory to be made to a charity of their choice. Arrangements by the Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown, PA (215) 348-9421

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Patricia Ann Baker passed peacefully on September 26, 2019 in her home with her loving family by her side. She was 79.

Patricia was born in Pittsburgh, PA on November 3, 1939 to Eugene J. Plachecki and Pearl C. Grada Plachecki. Patricia is the loving sister to Eugene Thomas Plachecki.

Lawrence Baker was the love of Patricia’s life. Together they celebrated 61 years of marriage. They lived in Perkasie, PA. Patricia is survived by her six loving and devoted children:  Kevin Baker and spouse Edwina from Front Royal, VA., Kimberly Valenzuela and spouse Ricardo from Santa Fe, NM., Carol Baker of Bristol, PA., Christopher Baker and spouse Anne from Milford Square, PA., Lorraine Bray and spouse James of Bristol, PA., and Regina Carosi and spouse Joseph of Bristol, PA. Patricia and Lawrence have been blessed with 15 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Patricia earned a BA degree in Education and a MA degree in Special Education, sharing her talent for 25 years at Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf as a special education teacher.

Traveling and quilting were some of Patricia’s favorite hobbies, however making memories with her family and friends was what she enjoyed doing most of all.  Patricia’s love for God was important to her, as she was an active member of St. John the Baptist Parish Community.

Family will receive relatives and friends on Monday, October 7th from 10am – 11am at St. John the Baptist Church, Rt. 412, 4050 Durham Rd, Ottsville, PA, followed by Patricia’s Mass of Christian Burial at 11am.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Church in Patricia’s memory.  Arrangements by Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown, PA www.donahuefuneral.com.
 


Victor W. Rocki, 73 of Fort Myers, Florida died peacefully on September 14th with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband to Wanda Zaniewska Rocki for 42 loving years.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, September 20th 2019 at l0:00am at the Cemetery Chapel on cemetery grounds, enter through cemetery gates at Our Lady of Czestochowa, 654 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA. Victor’s Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30am. Interment: Shrine Cemetery.

Bronislaw Kielbasa, 86
Bronislaw “Bruno” Kielbasa, 86, of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, died peacefully on September 16, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.
Bronislaw was born January 5, 1933 in Poland, beloved son of Marcin Kielbasa and Katarzyna (Wojciak) Kielbasa.
A faithful parishioner of Saint John Paul II Parish / St. Stephen Church in Perth Amboy, NJ.
Bronislaw retired after 27 years with General Motors, Hyatt Clark Industries, Inc. in Clark, NJ. He subsequently worked with Frigidaire in Edison, NJ for 7 years.
Bronislaw enjoyed his family, travel, walks in the park, the NY Yankees and especially enjoyed the ocean and boardwalk activities.
Bronislaw will forever be remembered by his beloved wife of 58 years, Zofia Kielbasa, devoted daughter Alina and her husband Ed Henrich; son Henry and his wife Kim; beloved “Dziadzia“ grandfather to his treasured five grandchildren Zachary, Evan, James, Kelsie and Tori, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his five brothers and his two sisters.
Family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 11:30am at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, 654 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA 18901 (Cemetery Chapel on cemetery grounds) followed by Bronislaw’s Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30pm. Interment at Shrine Cemetery with Luncheon to follow. More information can be found at https://www.tributes.com/bkielbasa

The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Bronislaw Kielbasa’s name to:
National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa
P.O. Box 2049
Doylestown, PA 18901
215.345.0600
WWW.CZESTOCHOWA.US
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Marie Louzon funeral arrangements are scheduled for Wednesday, September 4th 2019 at St. John the Baptist Church at 4050 Durham Rd, Ottsville, PA 18942. Relatives and friends are invited 10:30am to 12:15pm. With a Mass of Christian burial at 12:30pm. Interment is at St. John the Baptist Cemetery immediately following the Mass.

Dorothy Ann Aukofer

Dorothy Ann (Dottie) Aukofer passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 20, 2019. She was born in Milwaukee, Wis., on Dec. 19, 1941, and lived in Fairfax, Va., for 35 years before moving to Philadelphia in 2016. She is survived by a son, Gary, of El Paso, Tex., and two daughters, Nancy of Philadelphia and Mary Kathryn of Tucson, Ariz.; two grandsons, Nico and Liam; four sisters and one brother, and 16 nieces and nephews. Dottie was an artist and a writer, and loved music. In her younger years, she worked as a staff member in Europe for Stars and Stripes, the American military newspaper. She was married to Roger Peet for 18 years until his passing in 2010. They were active together for many years in a Northern Virginia support group for victims of Parkinson’s disease. Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday Aug. 4, at Goodwin House Baileys Crossroads in Falls Church, Va., with additional services and burial in Pewaukee, Wis., where she and Roger were married and her late grandparents once lived.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Torpedo Factory http://torpedofactory.org/ or your favorite local arts initiative.

John Phillip Longyehr was reunited with his wife, Lorraine Longyehr, in the Arms of Jesus on July 6th, 2019.

John was born November 16, 1937 in Trenton, New Jersey. He had a passion for antiques and always loved traveling to different auctions to add unique pieces to his extensive collection. In his spare time he found joy in tinkering in his shop and working on his tractors. John also enjoyed watching old western movies and could usually be found resting in his chair listening to classic country music. John instilled his hard work ethic into his children from a very young age and his legacy will continue to live on through his surviving family. 

Although John had many accomplishments in his life, including owning and operating Longyehr’s Ice Plant and the Hodge Podge Antique Shop, he was most proud of his family.  John is survived by his three daughters Donna Greenan, Debrah Houk and Deanna and Andrew Jervis, his three loving sisters Mary Phillips, Anna Cox, and Cathrine Donelly and many nieces and nephews.

John held a lot of titles in his life, but his  favorite was PopPop. He is also survived by nine grand children, Ingrid Calgary, Mitchell Houk, Chelsea Vasquez, Lauren Houk, Ashley Moran, Eric Lukens, Morgan Jacobs , Colleen Jervis and Oliver Jervis as well as 5 great grandchildren.

John was a very loved man who will truly be missed. He will be thought about daily and remembered by all who knew him.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a viewing Thursday morning 10:00am on July 11, 2019 at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, 100 Broad Street, Hilltown, PA 18927. Followed by John’s Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am. Interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Hilltown PA. Arrangements by the Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown, www.donahuefuneral.com.

Thomas Fink of Quakertown PA passed away on June 26, 2019; he was 77. Born in Philadelphia he was the beloved son to the late Ernest Fink and Verna Stevenson Fink. Tom graduated from Murrel Dobbins Vocational Technical School in 1959, where he studied graphic design.
Tom is survived by his loving friend and companion Evelyn Kovacs Quakertown, PA and Joyceann Sinko Fink of Bethlehem, PA.

Tom was the beloved father to Karen Fink Traupman (Brian) of Hellertown PA, Sandra Fink Chabot (Joseph) of Bethlehem, PA Heather Fink Civetta (Joseph) of Philadelphia, PA, and Thomas Andrew Fink (Lyndall) of Eureka Spring, Arkansas

Tom was blessed with six grandchildren: Christen Elrath (Matthew) of Warrington, PA, Sarah Bauder (Dwayne), of Centronia, PA, Alexander Chabot of Bethlehem, PA, Patrick Chabot of Bethlehem, PA, Laura Traupman (Tyler) of Hellertown, PA and Thomas Traupman of Hellertown, PA.

Tom was blessed with four great-grandchildren: Brayden Bauder of Centronia PA, Brett Elrath of Warrington PA, Landon Bauder of Centronia, PA and Evelyn Elrath of Warrington PA.

Tom began his profession at Daniel Mitchell Industries, Philadelphia PA., and advanced to the position as Vice President for NBS/ASI, where he worked for over 40 yrs. In retirement, he worked at WAWA in Plumsteadville, PA.

Tom enjoyed being active and giving back to the community as he was a Pinehickon Little League Coach, Indian Princess Chief of the Mandan Tribe (YMCA father/daughter organization), Board member of The Cradle, a pro-life organization in Eureka Springs, Ark. In addition, he was a Third Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus (Father Stommel Council). He served as an usher and a member of the parish council at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic in Ottsville, PA. He was a member of the Brothers and Sisters of Charity, Eureka Springs, Ark, Administrator of the Little Portion Retreat Center, Eureka Springs, Ark, as well as a activist for the pro-life movement.
In his youth Tom played baseball and sung in the choir. As an adult, he worked hard and provided well for his family. He loved collecting movies and Hummels. Tom will always be remembered for his sense of humor and love of dogs.

Family will receive relatives and friends on Monday, July 1st at 10am at St. John the Baptist Church, Rt. 412, Ottsville, PA followed by Tom’s Mass of Christian Burial at 11am. Internment will immediately follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Haycock.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fatima Retreat House, P.O. Box 116, Bedminster Pa 18910 to continue the work he loved. Arrangements by Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown, PA www.donahuefuneral.com.

Gary Kermit Stevens passed on peacefully June 22, 2019 at LifeQuest Nursing Facility in Quakertown, PA. He was 11 days short of his 82nd birthday at the time.

Gary was born in Lansdale PA on July 3, 1937 to Kermit and Bertha (Quinn) Stevens. His parents and only sibling, Jeremy (Jerry) Stevens, predeceased him. He was also predeceased by his Cairn Terrier dog, Oscar, in December 2012. Oscar meant the world to Gary.

While doing his service in the Army, he met and later married his wife, Carol (Lamb) Stevens. They lived in the Souderton-Telford area throughout their marriage, until his latest illness struck in February. Gary and Carol had just celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary on June 8th. She remains living in Telford. In addition to his wife, Gary is survived by his daughter Denise Stein, his son Michael and his wife Julie Stevens, and daughter Leigh Dawn Stevens, all of the Souderton-Telford area. He is also survived by six grandchildren (Ari Stein, Kimberly Stevens, Asher Stein, Jessica Stevens, Mike Stevens, and Parker Rigby). His two great-grandchildren (Leila and Kyia) brightened the moments whenever they visited Gary, at his former home or in LifeQuest.

Gary attended Souderton Area High School until the 10th grade, when he began to work full-time. Although he had several different jobs, most of Gary’s career was spent as a machine operator/machinist in the manufacturing industry. He took much pride in his work. Gary was an avid reader, and an active member of the North Penn chapter of the United States Chess Federation (USCF), where he had many good friends throughout the years. He also enjoyed watching football games. The Philadelphia Eagles were his team. However, nothing compared to his love of trout fishing in particular, and nature/wildlife in general. Gary fished (freshwater) in every northeastern state and eastern Canada.

Private services will be held by request at the family’s convenience. The family does not request any memorial contributions. However, Gary would’ve approved of any donations to wildlife or nature causes.


Brother Michael Patrick Tomcics, MSC passed away on May 16th at Manor Care he was 76. He was the beloved son to the late Michael and Anna (Dugan) Tomcics.
Brother Michael Tomcics was a member of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart. He was born in Allentown, PA on March 30th, 1943. He went to school in Coopersburg, PA and Philadelphia, PA. He then worked in a hospital operated by MSC sister and became interested in the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart. In 1965, Br. Mike entered the novitiate of the order in Geneva, IL, making his first profession of vows in March of 1966. In 1972, he was assigned as house brother. In 1972, he professed perpetual vows and was transferred to the Watertown, NY, community of the MSC, where he was cook, sacristan and librarian. He was appointed to the Reading, PA community in 1977, where he continued his work as cook and sacristan. In 1978, Br. Mike was transferred to St. Joseph Parish, West Warwick, RI, as cook and supervisor of the altar boys. From 1980 – 89, he resided and worked mainly as cook and sacristan in the Sacred Heart Retreat and Renewal Center, Youngstown, OH.
He was missioned to the Watertown community on February 2, 1989. Brother Mike was also in charge of the senior citizens lunches which occur once a month in the parish hall.
On November 1, 1995 Brother Michael was appointed in the Aurora Community to be involved in community service ministries. In 1992, 1993 and again in 2000, Br. Michael filled in as cook in the General House in Rome, Italy. In February, 2001 he was appointed to the Watertown community in the ministry of community service. After serving for many years there, he was appointed to Sacred Heart Villa and later back to the Aurora Community from where he retired.
Brother Mike spent his last years sharing his talent with his brothers at the Sacred Heart Villa in Center Valley, PA. Because of declining health, he was moved to Manor Care in Bethlehem in August of 2018 where he remained until his death.
Relatives, Religious and Friends are invited to attend Brother Michael’s evening vigil prayer service Wednesday Evening, May 22, 2019 at 7pm at the Sacred Heart Villa, 3300 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA 18034 followed by a viewing.
Relatives, Religious and Friends are also invited to attend a viewing Thursday morning, May 23,, 2019 at Sacred Heart Villa at 9am followed by Br. Michael’s Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am. Interment at St. John’s Cemetery, Ottsville, PA 18947.

John T. and Louise A. Harmer:
John T. Harmer, 91, of Brownsville, Texas (formally from Chalfont, PA) passed away on Friday, March 22, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his family. John was a Mechanical Engineer for Proctor and Schwartz Company in Horsham. He was also a Security Guard for Macy’s Department Stores. John was a Navy Veteran.
Louise A. nee Keogh-Harmer, 76 of Brownsville, Texas (formally from Chalfont, PA) passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Valley Medical Center, TX. Louise enjoyed a full life dedicated to helping others, especially children whom she fondly referred to as “her kids”, as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for many years in both Pennsylvania and Texas.
Both John and Louise were active in the Chalfont Fire Department.
Surviving them both is daughter Louise A. Adams and grandchildren; Melanie Abshire, William Ellingham and three great-grandchildren; Heath, Angel and Aiden.
They are also survived by John’s brothers; James and spouse Jean Harmer, Joseph Harmer, Philip Harmer and sister-in- Law Emily Harmer and Louise brother Jim (Terry) Keogh and numerous 2nd and 3rd generation nieces and nephews.
John and Louise are predeceased by John’s parents; John and Frances Harmer; Louise’s parents; James and Adeline Keogh; John’s brother Francis Harmer; John’s sisters Mary Elizabeth Colasanto, Sister Catherine Mary, MMS; and sisters-in- law: Barbara A. Harmer and Vivian Harmer. They are also predeceased by their son-in-law; John F. Adams, Jr. and by the father of their grandchildren William Ellingham III.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 10:00am at St. Jude Church and Shrine, 321 Butler Avenue (Rt. 202) Chalfont, PA 18914 followed by John and Louise Mass of Christina Burial at 11:00am. Interment will be held at a later date at Coastal Bend Veteran Cemetery in Corpus Christi Texas.

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Charles Karol Chmura, 87, of Berwyn, PA passed away on Friday, April 12th, 2019.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 at noon at Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine (Cemetery Chapel) 654 Ferry Rd, Doylestown, PA 18901 followed by Charles Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 p.m. Interment: Shrine Cemetery

Charles was born in Ulanow, Poland to Karol Chmura and Rozalia Stepien-Chmura. He attended the Akademia Gorniczo-Hutnicza in Krakow, Poland and graduated with an electrical engineering degree. In 1965, he married Halina Nachajska in Ulanow and they immigrated to the United States in 1967. Charles worked as an electrical engineer for Bechtel Corp. for 26 years, which provided him the chance to satisfy his sailor spirit. Charles enjoyed sailing, traveling, skiing and spending time with family and friends.

Charles is survived by his wife, Halina, and his six children: Carl, Andrew, Robert, Marek, Annette and Paul and 14 grandchildren.

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Richard Davis Comstock passed on peacefully on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Briarleaf Nursing Home in Doylestown, PA at the age of 90. Richard was born June 7, 1928 in Penn Yan NY. He is the son of the late Robert Monroe Comstock and the former Dorothy Mary Davis.

Richard graduated from Penn Yan Academy and continued his education by graduating from the University of Rochester with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry. He worked as a chemist at Kodak for a time, but found his interest was in teaching. He returned to the University of Rochester and obtained a Master’s Degree. His first position was at Duchess Community College in Poughkeepsie NY. He then transferred to Bucks County Community College where he taught for many years as well as lectured in Penn State College, Ambler Campus a few times a week before his retirement.

Richard is survived by his beloved wife, Marion Post Comstock celebrating twenty five years of marriage and residing in Doylestown, PA. Richard is also survived by his daughter, Susan Comstock Keidel (John); two granddaughters; Mary (Christopher) Taylor of Boston, MA., Kathryn (Benjamin) Wise of Webster, NY; and one great granddaughter, Elizabeth Wise; and sister, Patricia Devins Fisher (George); and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two sons, Richard Burnett Comstock of San Francisco, CA., and Alan Leonard Comstock of Feasterville, Pa., stepdaughter Chris DeMuro of Doylestown; sister, Betty Spencer of Penn Yan; brothers Robert Comstock of Olean, NY and Kenneth Comstock of Sunnyvale, CA.
Richard was an avid reader keeping up in new findings in Science and Chemistry. He loved classical music. Richard will be remembered as a gentle man, soft spoken and always kind to all who knew him.
Relative and friends are invited to attend Richard’s viewing on Friday, March 15th 2019 at 12:00pm at St. John the Baptist Church, 4050 Durham Road, Ottsville, PA followed by a Christian Prayer Service at 1:00pm. Interment immediately following at St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Haycock, PA, arrangements by Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown.

Dennis Kramer passed away on Dec. 1st, 2018 at the age of 66. He was born Oct. 28, 1952 in Quakertown PA to the late Violet (Schaller) Kramer and Frank (Fritz) Kramer. He was also preceded in death by his sister Darlene (Kramer) Dusza and niece Michelle Dusza. He graduated from Pennridge High School and was a marine in the Vietnam War. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Dennis is survived by son Jason Kramer and wife Heather Buskirk, daughter Korrin Kramer and husband Ivan Adamczyk, 6 grandchildren, brother Kevin Kramer and wife Sherri Kramer, brother-in-law Steve Dusza, many nieces and 1 nephew, family, and friends. Memorial Service will be held at Locust Valley Chapel 5936 Locust Valley Rd. Coopersburg PA. January 19th, 2019 calling at 10am service at 11am.

Joseph Wade Mata passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 22, 2018. He was 35. Joe was born in Billings, MT and is the beloved son of Kathy and Warren Mata and the beloved brother to Christopher Mata. Joe is survived by his loving grandparents, aunts, uncles, nephews and cousins.

Along with Joe’s love for the outdoors, he loved to cook and had worked in several well known Philadelphia area restaurants.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 1:00PM followed by a Memorial Service at 2:00PM at the John F. Murray Funeral Home, 1218-20 Bethlehem Pike, Flourtown, PA 19031. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Joe to: Deerfoot Lodge, PO Box 228, Speculator, NY 12164. Arrangements by The Donahue Funeral Home. www.donahuefuneral.com

Grace Charlotte White of Ottsville, PA passed away on December 2, 2018. She was 90. She is the beloved daughter of John Muttel and Elizabeth Bejnicen of Manhattan, NY. Grace was the loving wife to the late Spencer White and the devoted mother to Spencer J. White – Center Valley, PA and Karl R. White of Coastesville, PA. Grace is survived by her three brothers, Jerry Jenkins – Florida, Robert Muttle – Colorado, Richard Muttle – New Jersey and the late John Muttel.
Grace will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Service and interment will be private in the summer of 2019.

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Helen Salkovitch passed away October 20, 2018. Please contact the Funeral Home for interment information.

Please contact the funeral home for interment information for Stefiania Florczak who has died out of state.

Sarah E. Tunstall passed away on October 30, 2018. She was a beloved mother, and like a mother to her daughter in laws and cherished grandmother. Please contact the funeral home for interment information at 215-348-9421.

Mary Elizabeth Blue passed away on October 24, 2018. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Mary’s Funeral Service on Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 at the Murray Funeral Home – Donahue Funeral Home (215) 348-9421 at 11am followed by a service at Noon. Interment immediately following service at Westminster Cemetery, 701 Belmont Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.

The Matriarch of our family, a mother, and most importantly, a friend. We were all blessed to be a part of the illustrious life of Leaser Bragg.

Leaser Bragg passed away peacefully on October 13th, 2018. She was born September 9th, 1921 in Hampton, South Carolina to Daniel Grant and Charlotte Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband, the love of her life, John Adam Bragg, whom were both married on August 18th, 1941, along with siblings William Grant, Ben Grant, Joseph Grant, Robert Grant, Annie Wilson, Frankie Smith, and Bessie Grant.

Leaser, who was a retired Seamstress, thoroughly enjoyed gardening. She also had a passion for making home cooked meals for all of her family, especially her grandchildren. Her profound words of wisdom, intertwined with her vocally opinionated nature, contributed to a great family atmosphere. These memories, while irreplaceable, instilled positive qualities that will be passed down from generation to generation.

An avid church goer, she prided herself in being active within her religious community. The majority of her retired life was spent fellowshipping at the Church of Christian Compassion. She then transitioned to the Prayer Chapel, where she would diligently don a fancy hat and dress every Sunday morning to attend. Leaser attended the Prayer Chapel until she was no longer able to drive. Although the venue changed to her home every Sunday, where she would listen to church music and view church services on her television, her passion never wavered. She instilled in all of us that religious celebrations can take place within the confines of any structure, as our religious foundation innately resides internally within us, thus has no finite boundaries.

Leaser is survived by her daughter and husband, Diana and Tyrone Smith. Her grandchildren, comprised of her granddaughter and her husband, Michele and Johnathan Adams, great grandsons, including Shaun Blackshear and his wife, Rosmin Blackshear, Derrick Adams, and Alan Adams. Great Grandchildren, Adam Blackshear, Alyssa Blackshear, Aubree Blackshear, and Addison Blackshear. Followed by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Friday, October 19th, 2018 will be the viewing from 1100 am – 12 noon with Memorial Services to follow. Services will take place at Ivy Hill Cemetery. 1201 Easton Rd. Repast at 2pm. Knights of Columbus. 235 Limekiln Pike. Glenside. Please join us to celebrate her life and the indelible mark she has left within our hearts and souls.
Joseph Winfield Shuman 94, of Kintnersville died peacefully with family by his side on Saturday, September 15th, 2018. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years Mary Jane (Beck) Shuman.
Born on October 29, 1923 he was a son of the late Justin Winfield Shuman and Laura Mich (Shuman). Many will remember the Shuman Funeral Home as Joseph helped his family operate the business for many years serving a large area of Bucks County.
Joseph graduated from St. John the Baptist Parochial School at which time his farming skills had been needed on the farm and he owned and operated Mountain View Dairy. Later in years Joseph continued his education by receiving accreditation through Pennsylvania State University.
While raising his family, Joseph worked at Bleich Cabinets in Plumsteadville. In 1974, Joseph decided to share his cabinet making talent part time with students at Upper Bucks Vocational Technical School where he also worked as the school’s custodian, later becoming Head of Buildings and grounds.
Joseph thoroughly enjoyed spending quality time with his family and friends. He especially enjoyed his time spent with his wife Mary Jane on their bowling league. Hunting, Gardening, Pinochle and Casino Trips are a few of Joseph’s favorite ways to spend his free time. Above all, Joseph will always be remembered for his dedication to St. John the Baptist R.C. Church Knights of Columbus Charter 4545 as a 4th Degree Member.
Joseph was the beloved father of four children, Harold J. Shuman (Joanne) of East Rock Hill, Jo Ann M. Reisen (Charles) of Easton, James W. Shuman (Lorraine) of Quakertown and Janice A. Lucas (John) of Fountain Hill. Joseph is also the beloved grandfather to Christina, Mary, Roseann, Rebecca, Samantha and Sarah.
Joseph was predeceased in death by his two brothers John and Erv and four sisters Mary, Olive, Ann and Viola.
In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions can be made to Father Stommel Council of Knights of Columbus, Saint John The Baptist R.C. Church 4050 Durham Rd, Ottsville, PA 18942.
A Funeral Mass will be held at St. John the Baptist Church 4050 Durham Road, Ottsville PA 18942 on Thursday, September 20, 2018. A viewing is scheduled from 10-11am in the daily chapel followed by Joseph’s Mass of Christian burial at 11am with interment at St. John the Baptist Cemetery.

Joseph P. Eliasz aka: Wieslaw died suddenly on Thursday, September 6th, 2018. He is the beloved son of Krystina nee: Korneluk and the late Joseph Eliasz. He is the beloved brother of Richard Eliasz. Joseph is also survived by beloved Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday, September 15th 2018 at 11:30am at Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine, 654 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA 18901(Cemetery Chapel on cemetery grounds), followed by Joseph’s Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30pm. Interment Shrine Cemetery.

Arrangement Donahue Funeral Home

Lucy Coia passed peacefully into heaven on September 4th surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Cerasuolo, Italy, 91 years ago to Arcangelo and Carmela Tedeschi. She arrived in the USA in 1935 and grew up and attended public school in North Philadelphia, where she lived until 1970.

Lucy worked as a seamstress at Alfred Angelo Bridal, where she developed a love for beautiful, quality clothing.

She married her beloved Dominic Coia in 1952. They were inseparable and shared a deep love and unbreakable bond. They loved to jitterbug and vacation in Wildwood Crest, NJ.

Lucy and Dominic moved their family to Furlong in 1970, where they immediately joined Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish and fell in love with Doylestown.

Dominic died in 1983. Lucy’s broken heart only began to heal with the arrival of her grandchildren. She poured all her love into their care and made a huge impact on their lives and characters.

Lucy enjoyed cooking and was known for her Italian specialties. Because she loved to stay active, she took up square dancing with a Doylestown group.

In 1991, Lucy began volunteering at Doylestown Hospital, where she found great joy every minute of the 13,750 hours that she volunteered.

Lucy is survived by her daughter Linda Coia (Bill Bolla) and her son Sam Coia (Maryanne). She is also survived by six grandchildren: Tierney (Efi), Christopher (Cheryl), Rachel, Chelsea, Michael and Nathan. Lucy is also survived by her sister Edith Ambrose (Bill) and her brother Frank Tedeschi (Patsy).

Mom, Grams, Lucy, you will always be remembered as a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and friend.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, September 14th, 2018 at 9:30am from St. Cyril of Jerusalem R.C. Church, 1410 Almshouse Road, Jamison PA 18929 followed by Lucy’s Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am. Interment will be held privately at a later date at St. John Neumann Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Lucy’s name to Doylestown Hospital Volunteer Services, 595 W. State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901.

Arrangements by Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown www.donahuefuneral.com

Samuel Stalker passed away on July 12, 2018 at Ambler Accute Extended Care in Ambler PA at the age of 55. He is the beloved son of William and Betty Jean nee: Brittian Stalker. He is also the beloved brother of Cindy Baselice of Maple Shade, NJ.
Graveside services will be held at a later date, please contact funeral home for more details.
Arrangements by Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown (215) 348-9421.

Slawomir Blachnio

“He fought a good fight, he kept faith, he won the race” and he will be remembered and live forever in our hearts.

Slawomir Blachnio:

It is with great sadness that the family announces his passing on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at the age of 56, after a long battle with cancer. Slawomir was born on July 9, 1962 in Poland and resided in Bernardsville, NJ for the past 21 years.

He started his professional career in 1991 as System Engineer in Vanstar in Elmwood Park
Then from 1992-2012 he worked in Merril Lynch/ ING/ CitiStreet/Copeland Companies in Somerset. From 2012 he worked at AT&T Research and Development Labs, Middletown, as Senior System Engineer.

Slawek was a driven professional, but mostly he was a great husband and father. Despite cancer he continued to live his life; enjoying going for family vacations to his favorite place – Mont Tremblant Canada. Playing chess and guitar, taking his son Oliver fishing, and always supporting Veronica with her schoolwork. He is survived by his wife Aneta, daughter Veronica, son Oliver. As well as, his parents, sister, in-laws, three nieces, and four nephews.

Slawek requested to be cremated and a private family service will be held in National Shrine of our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, PA. Funeral arrangments are being by Danahue Funeral Home, Flourtown, PA. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center at donate3.cancer.org.

If you wish to contact the family please send email to www.donahuefuneral@gmail.com.

Patricia D. Tiblis died at her home in St. Augustine, Florida, she was 71. Patricia was raised in Skippack, PA. Pat is a graduate from Bishop Kenrick High School class of 1964. Pat was employed at EAM in Skippack, PA as a secretary/administrative assistant until moving to Ventnor, NJ to work for a local hospital and later as a cashier at Harrah’s Casino in Atlantic City until the time of her retirement to Florida.
Patricia was the loving daughter of the late Frances V. (Lewandowski) and Rudolph F. Tiblis.
She is survived by her sister’s Anne Dimino of Marana, Arizona and Francine Dixon of Bay City, Michigan and her brother Dennis Tiblis of Spotsylvania, VA. Patricia is the loving aunt to several nieces and nephews, and a godmother to Stephen Dimino of Houston, Texas. Patricia was preceded by her late brother Rudolph Lawrence Tiblis.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 10:00am at Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine (Cemetery Chapel) 654 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA 18901 followed by Patricia’s funeral service at 10:30am. Interment following her service. Those who would like to honor Pat are encouraged to donate to the American Heart Association, 7751 Baymeadows Road E, Suite 106F, Jacksonville, FL 32256. Arrangements by Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown, Pa www.donahuefuneral.com

Olive Jervis passed away Thursday March 29, 2018, at Neshaminy Manor, Warrington PA.
She was 81 years old. She was born and married in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
The daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Ellen Mawhinney from Newtownards, County Down.
She is preceded in death by her late husband of 46 years Oliver and 2 sisters Gloria & Moria.
She is survived by her brother Rev. Thomas Mawhinney & family, 3 sons & daughter in law, Walter, Andrew & Deanna, Scott, 4 grandchildren Ashley, Eric, Colleen & Oliver and several nieces and nephews.
She came to America when she was 16 years old. Worked at John Wanamakers in Philadelphia till she was 21. Returning to Ireland in 1957, she worked at the Belfast Co-Operative Society. After getting married in 1966, she settled in Doylestown. She was a homemaker and provided childcare for many children, known as “Nanny Jervis”. She worked later in life in the nursery for the Doylestown Tennis club.
She was a member of Palisades Community Bible Church in Revere PA.
Olive enjoyed trips home to Ireland visiting friends and family and also enjoyed time spent at Peddler’s Village, Lake Galena and Lancaster. She was very proud to be Irish!
Olive will be missed by her family. Memorial Service is being planned for Palisades Community Bible Church this Spring.

Bernice Magdalen Fees passed away peacefully surrounded by all of her children on February 24, 2018, at Pine Run Nursing Home in Doylestown, PA.

Born on May 16, 1932, Bernice was the daughter of Joseph Blasczcyk and Margaret (Czubernat) Blasczcyk in Philadelphia, PA.

Bernice married Charles Edward Fees on April 11, 1953 in Philadelphia.

They started their family in Warminster, PA and moved to Upper Bucks County in 1969 to their beloved farm.

Bea and Chick, as they were known, enjoyed renovating their farm house and barn, gardening, and bird watching at their little piece of heaven. She was the Home Maker-In-Chief, keeping her brood and husband well fed and maintaining a spotless, organized, and cozy home. They hosted many dinners and picnics at the farm for extended family and friends and always delighted in unexpected visitors.

Bea and Chick took up ballroom dancing as a hobby and then they became the premier ballroom dancing instructors throughout Bucks County for over 35 years.

Bea was dedicated to the Catholic Church and her faith. She was a member of the Apostolate of our Lady of Fatima and volunteered for many years at St. John the Baptist Catholic Primary School and at the church.

She was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Chick, and three of her siblings, Dorothy, Loretta, and Norman.

She is survived by her children Charles J. Fees, Susan Palmer and her husband Michael, David Fees and his wife Debbie, Sharon Fees and her husband Eric Hayashi; her sister Margie Murphy and her husband Joe. She is also survived by her four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The family extends its heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Pine Run Health center for its incredible care of Bea and Chuck over the last six years.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a viewing Thursday, March 1st 2018 at 10:00am at St. John the Baptist Church, 4050 Durham Rd, (Rt. 611 and 412) Ottsville, PA 18942 followed by Bea’s Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am. Interment St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Haycock Run, PA. Those who would like to honor Bea are encouraged to make a gift contribution to
Alzheimer’s Association 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia PA 19106, or St. John the Baptist Church (address above) or Fatima House P.O. Box 116, Bedminster, PA 18910 Attention Joan. Arrangements by Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown, Pa www.donahuefuneral.com

Francene “Franny” De Meis nee Mitnick, 77, passed peacefully at Neshaminy Manor, Warrington, PA after a long struggle with COPD.

She was the daughter of the late Florence Mitnick nee Hoffman and Robert Mitnick. She was also preceded in death by her beloved grandson, Jacob Quinn DeMeis-Dullea.

Franny is survived by her daughters, Miqelle (Bob Dullea) and Brianne DeMeis, her sister Joane (Bruce) Katsiff, her grandchildren Kiernan and Roan DeMeis-Dullea, Kennedy, Tucker, and Orion De Meis, her nephew, Timothy (Gloria) Katsiff and her niece and nephew, Austin and Emily.

Growing up in Northeast Philadelphia, Franny loved to visit Atlantic City with her family and enjoyed relaxing on the beach. Very much a social butterfly, she would organize neighborhood children to do plays of her creation. Franny was an artist at heart, painting, sculpting, and composing poems. She could be quick to anger but she was also a stalwart champion of her friends, of which there were many. Incredibly intelligent, Franny became an EKG technician at a Philadelphia area hospital after graduating from high school.

Later in life she married and raised two girls in North Wales, PA. Franny loved to go “out” and talk to people. Charming and gregarious, she could strike up a conversation with anyone she met—whether at a restaurant, park, or grocery store, and they would become instant friends. She took great pride in decorating her home and especially loved different colors, textures, and sheens. Shopping was a favorite activity and she would often buy gifts for others for no special occasion. Although she did not like to cook, she made the best chili. Franny loved food and was an adventurous eater. Her favorites were Chinese, Middle Eastern and classic diner food. She loved family gatherings at her mothers’ house in Northeast Philly or at her sister’s house in New Hope. Franny was always intellectually curious and took a psychology class at Montgomery County Community College.

Later in life, Franny had amazing care from the staff of Neshaminy Manor and Caring Hospice Services. She could be feisty and stubbornly independent but she loved the staff and would often call them her “daughters.” She had a very wry sense of humor and would laugh with abandon. An incredibly strong woman, Franny never once complained of her COPD and only sought to pass as she wanted to live—independently and self directed.

Francene’s light will be missed by her family and the world. A Memorial Service will be held privately by the family.

Please consider donations in the memory of Francene De Meis to The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation , which can be made at www.donate.bbrfoundation.org

Martha G. Reilly Leonard Bowers, 90 of Perkasie, PA. Born Sept 8, 1927 died Dec 20, 2017. The oldest of two daughters of the late Joseph R. and Edna E. (Trill) Reilly of So. West Philadelphia, PA.

Since the age of three Martha has worked a variety of jobs from being a singing child star on W.I.P. and W.C.A.U. and spending fourteen summers performing at  the Steel Pier in A.C., N.J.  Her most favorite job of eighteen years as a morning waitress at the Goodnoe’s Restaurant in Newtown, PA.  Famous for her outgoing and friendly personality, she will be greatly missed by many.

Martha married in 1954 to the late William W. Leonard, Sr. and divorced in 1979. A friendship that rekindled before Bill’s death this year. They had four children: Martha (Robert) Fisher of Buckingham, William Leonard, Jr. of Warrington, Joseph (Sandra) Leonard of Perkasie and Linda Leonard of Perkasie.

Martha married Gerald A. Bowers of Florence, N.J. in 1980 until his death in 1995. A loving ‘Gramma B.’ and great grandmother to: Amber (Brad) Kitts, John Leonard, Crystal (Michael) Magno, Danny Leonard, Joseph Leonard. And Marcus, Autumn and Tiberius Kitts.

An active member of the ‘Mormon’ Church since her baptism in 1996. She loved her church family as much as her own. Her last advice to us all is “Please be good I want us all to live together with God; and I don’t want to be alone!  I love you all.”

 

On Saturday Dec 30, 2017 from 1:00pm to 2:00 pm the family will receive and greet relatives and friends at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1255 Chapman Rd and Ferry Rd., Doylestown, PA 18901.  A Burial procession will follow the viewing to the Fountainville Cemetery 1324 Ferry Rd, Doylestown, PA.  Following the burial at approximately 3:00pm all are invited to attend a Celebration of Life service to be held. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints   In lieu of flowers please remember the St. Jude Hospital for Children.

 

 

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Delores “Dolly” Spada (Spor) of Bensalem passed away after a long hard fight against lung cancer on November 27, 2017, she was 69 years old.

Born in Atlantic City, NJ  Dolly was the beloved daughter of  the late Margaret  A. (Pilger) McCafferty  and John McCafferty of Eagleville.  Dolly grew up in Philadelphia, PA and was a graduate of Lincoln High School class of 1966.

Dolly was an entrepreneur, the owner of We’re Domestically Yours for 20 years.

Dolly was the devoted wife for 50 years to the love of her life, David B. Spada of Bensalem.

Dolly was the beloved mother of David J. Spada of Newtown, Danielle M. Steffe (Joe) of Buckingham, Janine M. DeSimone (Tom) of Ivyland and Kelly Poinsette of Holland.

Dolly was the beloved sister to Barbara McCafferty-Arrison of Hatfield and the late Albert C. Spor, Sr., the late Eugene N. Spor, Jr. “Sonny”, the late James Spor, Sr. and the late Margaret K. Simmons “Sissy”.

Dolly was the loving grandmother to Madison Spada, Christian Steffe and Alexis Steffe.

When Dolly was in high school she was actively involved with the Medical Mission Sisters.  In more recent years she was a member of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation and an auxiliary member of the Legion of Mary.

Dolly loved making memories with family and friends.  She was a dancer who enjoyed modern jazz.     Dolly was an amazing gardener.   Together with her husband David they created a garden of peace and tranquility at their home.  Dolly would say “when you’re in the garden you are the closet to God.”  Dolly will always be remembered by all who knew her for her kindness, compassion and peacemaking spirit.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday, December 6th at 10:00am at St. Ephrems Catholic Church, 5400 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 followed by Dolly’s Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am.  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, family would prefer contributions in memory of Delores Spada to: Share Our Strength, (No Kid Hungry Program) P.O. Box 75475, Baltimore, MD  21275-5475, www.nokidhungry.org/ .

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Elizabeth H. Zima, (Betty) formally of Philadelphia passed on peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, November 20th at the age of 94.

Born in Philadelphia, Betty was the beloved daughter of the late Daniel and Anna Simpson.  She was one of seven children.

When she was 15, Betty was pulled out of school and sent to work.  While other young girls learned to be homemakers, Betty learned various factory jobs.

When she was in her 20’s, Betty landed a job at SKF, a bearing manufacturing company.  It was there she met John, whom she married on September 23, 1950.

John and Betty raised three daughters.  She became a crossing guard, a job in which she took great pride.

She had a very strong faith, which sustained her throughout her life.  Betty had a special devotion to our Blessed Mother and to St. Jude.

Betty gained new blessings with the arrival of her grandchildren.  She devoted the latter part of her life to taking care of them, and they adored her.

Betty is survived by the love of her life, John, her husband of 67 years;  her three loving daughters: Geri Zima (Thomas Osborne); Maureen Smith (James); and Elizabeth DiFranceisco (David); and her devoted grandchildren:  Paul Smith, Justin Smith, Joshua Smith, and Matthew Smith; Jonathan Osborne; Casey DiFranceisco, Lea DiFranceisco, and Julie DiFranceisco.

 

The family will receive relatives and friends on Monday, November 27th at 9:00am at Our Lady of Czestochowa National Shrine, Cemetery Chapel, 654 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA 18901 followed by Betty’s Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am. Interment: Shrine Cemetery. Family would prefer contributions be made in Betty’s memory to St. Jude’s Hospital for Children, Memorial and Honor Gifts, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 or you may call (800) 822-6344 to make a donation.

 

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John (Jack) D.  Pierce Sr. formally of Plymouth Meeting passed on peacefully with his family by his side on Friday, November 10th at the age of 94.

Born in Philadelphia, Jack was the beloved son of the late William and Edith (McGuigan) Pierce.  Jack grew up in Philadelphia and was a graduate of West Philadelphia Catholic High School for Boys (West Catholic), class of 1941.

Jack was employed by Nationwide Insurance for 38 years.

Jack was the devoted husband for 59+ years to the love of his life, Gina who passed away in 2015.

Jack was the beloved father of four children Cynthia Reale and spouse Albino of Blue Bell, PA; John Pierce Jr. and spouse Lorraine of Havertown, PA; David Pierce and spouse Sandra of Doylestown, PA and the late Gina M. Pierce.

Jack was the beloved brother to the late Francis and William Pierce.

Jack was the devoted grandfather to Michael Reale, Adam Reale, Justin Pierce, Eric Reale, Christina Reale, Joshua Pierce, David Pierce, Zachary Pierce and Jack Pierce.

Jack was a devout Roman Catholic and a parishioner of St. Paul’s Church of East Norriton, PA.

Jack loved life and all it had to offer him and his family.   He had an unmatched zest for travel with extensive traveling to numerous locations throughout the United States and Europe.   Learning new things through travel and reading brought him tremendous joy.  He especially enjoyed the Arts, in particular, European and Ancient Egyptian art and history.  He would never miss an opportunity to increase his knowledge or gain a memorable experience for him and his family.   Jack will always be remembered for his witty sense of humor, his remarkable kindness, and his big kid approach to life.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday, November 22nd at 9:30am at St. Paul’s RC Church, 2007 New Hope Street, East Norriton, PA 19401, followed by Jack’s Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30am. Interment is at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Norristown PA. Family would prefer contributions in memory of John Pierce Sr. to: The Barnes Foundation, Development Department, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 or the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association, PO Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693. Arrangements by the Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown, www.donahuefuneral.com

 

Betty Jane Rick of Kintnersville entered into eternal life on Thursday, November 2, 2017  with her loving Husband by her side.  Betty was 78.

Betty was born on October 10th 1939 in Allentown, Pa to the late Grover and Gladys (Sell) Wendling.

Betty is survived by her loving husband Harold of 54 years this month.  Betty is the devoted mother of Edward (Kelly) Rick of Ocala, FL, Karen (Todd) Slotter, of Quakertown, PA, Stephen (Christine) Rick of Kintnersville, PA and Thomas (Denise) Rick of Kintnersville, PA.  Betty will be missed dearly by her five grandchildren, Ethan, Wade, Abigail, Connor and Olivia.

Making memories with family and friends was Betty’s favorite pastime.  She liked challenging herself with crossword puzzles and putting together puzzles.   Betty enjoyed participating in the competition of TV Game shows, dominos and bingo.  Betty was an avid reader.   Betty loved her special time with Harold when they would go out to eat and shop.

After raising their children, Betty enjoyed working for the Palisades School District as an instructional assistant and bus driver.  She was a lifetime member of Silver Creek Athletic Association and a 4 H Leader.    Betty’s faith was an important part of her life, she was an active member of St. John the Baptist Church in Ottsville for 54 years and participated in senior group activities.  Betty’s charm touched many lives, she will be dearly missed.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a viewing Monday, November 6th  at 10:30am at St. John the Baptist Church, 4050 Durham Rd, (Rt. 611 and 412) Ottsville, PA  18942 followed by Betty’s Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30am.  Interment St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Haycock Run, PA.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Doylestown Hospital Hospice, 4259 West Swamp Road, Doylestown, PA 18901.  Arrangements by Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown, Pa  www.donahuefuneral.com

 

 

 

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William Watkins Leonard of Perkasie, passed on Friday, August 11, 2017 at the age of 89 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

William was born in West Hazelton, PA.  He is the beloved son to the late William Benj Leonard and Mary Jane nee: Watkins.

William graduated from West Hazleton in 1947 and was president of the school’s Spirit Club.  William was a graduate of Temple University with an Associate Bachelor Degree in Business.  William served in the United State Army during the Korean War at the rank of Staff Sergeant.

William is the loving brother to Robert Leonard and the late Patricia Payne.  William was a real estate broker and agent in Southampton for Gigliotti Homes.   Earlier in his career he worked for Hazleton Lumber Yard.

William was a dedicated member of The American Legion since 1945.

William is survived by his once wife and loving friend Martha G. Reilly-Bowers who’s friendship rekindled later in years between them.    William is the beloved father of Martha Fisher (Robert) of Buckingham, Bill Leonard of Southampton, Joseph Leonard of Montgomeryville and Linda Leonard of Perkasie.   He is the beloved Grandfather to Amber, John, Crystal , Danny and Joe, and the proud Great Grandfather to Marcus, Autumn and Tiberius and will be missed my many cousins.

Words can’t express how deeply missed William will be by his family, friends and all who knew him.  A Memorial Service will be held privately by the family.

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Andrew “Andy” Schad, of Kintnersville, passed away on the morning of July 25th in his home after an 18 month battle against brain cancer. He was 60 years old. He was the son of the late Francis J. Schad and Lillian M. (Strauch). Andy grew up in Churchville, PA and graduated from Council Rock High School in 1975.

Andy is survived by his wife, Marian (McGurk), his sons, Christopher and David, his brother Fran Schad (Debra), his sisters, Beth Schad, Claudia Parnell, Barbara Brown (Jeff), Jodi Schad, and Jane Stager (Rick) and their families as well as his in-laws, Charles McGurk  (Susan) and Missy McGurk. He is also survived by his 13 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a nephew.

In life, Andy was an artist and a handyman infusing his work with a creative energy. He was employed for many years as a truck driver. He had an adventurous spirit, once hitchhiking to visit his sister Claudia in Colorado. He earned his pilot’s license and enjoyed flying. Andy served on the Nockamixon Township Planning Commission as well as the Zoning Hearing Board.

Andy was known for having a unique sense of humor and was always willing to help friends, family, and neighbors. A jack-of-all-trades, he renovated the house where he raised his family. From carpentry to landscaping to tile-work, Andy had a variety of skills and an eye for what looked good.  He blessed his family and friends with his unique and creative handy work. Andy drove a turquoise 1967 Chevrolet pickup truck to work on jobs or pick up wood.

Andy loved nature and being outside, and landscaping. Some of his favorite plants included boxwood, pachysandra, lilac, peonies and forsythia. He enjoyed music, learning new things, photography, chess, football, drawing, carpentry, tiling, biking, and being with family. He loved making others laugh and was a beloved uncle to his nieces and nephews. His favorite vacation spot was Cape May, New Jersey where he spent many hours happily body-surfing and soaking up the summer sun.

Above all, Andy had a genuine love of life and a passion that burned bright within him. He believed in doing a job right, putting in a good day’s work, standing up for what he believed in, and not being afraid. Andy was a gentle, honest, and modest man. He will be missed dearly by his family and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a viewing Monday, July 31st at 10:00am at St. John the Baptist Church, 4050 Durham Rd, (Rt. 611 and 412) Ottsville, PA  18942  followed by Andrew’s Mass of Christian Burial at 11am.  Interment immediately following Mass at Nockamixon Union Cemetery (Ferndale). Arrangements by Donahue Funeral Home, www.donahuefuneral.com.

 

 

 

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On Tuesday June 13, 2017Anthony J Paone, formerly of Flourtown, passed on peacefully with his loving family by his side in QuakertownHe was 61 years old.   

 Anthony was born on July 13, 1955 in Philadelphia, PA.   He is the beloved son to the late George and Clara Paone (Dondici).  

 When Anthony was a young boy he took a special interest in cars and motorcycles.  It is no surprise that he mastered his skill as an Auto Mechanic.   He was a member of the AMA Academy of Model Aeronautics and a member of Buc-Le Aero Sportsman, Inc.  Throughout his life, Anthony enjoyed building and flying remote control airplanes, riding his Harley Davidson and working on hot rods. 

 Anthony is the devoted father to Jennifer Stoudt (Jason) of Quakertown, PAGina Donofrio (Maximilian Guzzman) of Perkasie, PA and Lynn Paone (Fiancée, Tony Franconi Jr.) of Willow Grove, Pa. He is the loving grandfather to six grandchildren: Marcus, Paige, MaciDamien, Tyler and Nicholas.  Anthony is also the beloved brother to Lisa Gergar (Steve) of Macungie, PA and George Paone, (Carol) of Perkasie, PA. Cherished uncle to Fred (Jamie) Schutte, Christian (Kelly) Schutte, George Paone III and Katie (Daniel) Kulp. 

Spending time with family and friends was Anthony’s favorite pass time. As a grandfather, he also enjoyed spending a Saturdayor Sunday racing gas powered cars with his grandson, Marcus. If he wasn’t with his family, one could always find him enjoying his favorite past times riding his Harley or flying his large scale airplanes. 

Family will receive relatives and friends at 10:00am on Monday June 19, 2017 at St. Isidore Church, 2545 West Pumping Station Road, Quakertown, PA 18951 with Anthony’s Mass at 11:00am.  Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Anthony’s memory to the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association, PO Box 15120Chicago, IL 60693

 

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James Patrick O’Boyle of Pineville PA was born March 9, 1929. He entered into eternal life June 3, 2017.   He was 88 years old.  He was the beloved son to the late William O’Boyle and Margaret Brogon O’Boyle. In 1952 James married the love of his life the late Patricia Roznick of Wilkes Barre, Pa. He is survived by his loving daughters: Patricia Rudyj,  husband Bohdan Rudyj of Philadelphia, Pa and Susan Mergenthaler  Husband Otto J Mergenthaler (Deceased) of Pineville, Pa. James leaves behind two grandchildren; Saundralee Merollo of Hatboro, Pa and Bryan Mergenthaler of Dublin, Pa and a great grandson Roman Marinucci of Hatboro, PA. James is survived by his sister: Marie Finnegan of Dallas, Pa., and sister in law: Rosaline O’Boyle of Plymouth, PA and the late Edward O’Boyle of Plymouth and Bill O’ Boyle of California.

Jim is a graduate of St. Vincent’s High School. He joined the military and served in the Korean War, with Duty Assignment to: USS Cavalier – Service period: August 1947 thru October 1951. He received the China Service Medal, Korean Service Ribbon, Combat Distinguishing Device and Good Conduct Medal.

After his Discharge from the Navy, he worked at the Philadelphia Electric Company, for several years then joined Highway Express Lines, (which later became Maislin) and fell in love with truck driving.   He became Shop Steward while at Highway Express lines, and became liaison between Teamsters Union 107 and his fellow drivers. He represented the drivers and presented their grievances and concerns and worked with the Teamsters to obtain resolution.  He also worked for Clark Transfer on weekends when his children were small as a over the road driver.  When he retired after 40 years of driving he became a Security Guard for Strawbridge and Clothier in Philadelphia.

After joining Feltonville, Townwatch he became President in June of 1983 and worked alongside his wife Patricia to increase awareness and membership in the Feltonville Townwatch and to expand the coverage times and areas. Jim was instrumental in locating several missing children and bringing them home safely to their families. He then instituted “finger printing events  within the community for the children. He helped with the apprehension of several criminals and stopped many crimes with the help of the Townwatch team and members of the community. In addition he received numerous certificates of merit from the Feltonville community Association as well as the Feltonville Police department and the Mayor of Philadelphia for his “Outstanding Community Service”

Jim was a member of Cathedral Saints Peters and Paul Catholic Church

Jim loved the Phillies, Philadelphia Eagles, & favorite times were discussing the games with his nephews, Tim, Jim and Jack. Getting together with all his nieces and nephews and the rest of his family from upstate Pennsylvania was always a major highlight for him. His hobbies included: gardening, stamp collecting and writing amazing poetry. He loved going to concerts with his sister Marie and niece Doreen, fishing, working with son-in-law Otto on repairs. Fixing and comparing How to’s..

He loved helping people in any way possible no matter what was needed, he was there to help. He loved to watch Cowboy movies, listen to country music CD’s, watching his great grandson Roman play baseball, but mostly spending time with his family.

Jim laughed easily and often, he loved to tell jokes, and make people laugh, his favorite expressions, “I’m not cold I always shake like this”, or how do I feel? “with my hands” a slow grin would spread across his lips and his ‘eyes” would light up light like a mischievous child filled with glee. He was a kind gentle man who wanted to help everyone. While at the Nursing home he would ask his daughter to buy shoes, or watch’s so the patients knew what time it was, or a vest for someone to keep warm as they were always cold.  He was proud to be a “Korean War Vet” serving God & Country, it meant the world to him. He wore his cap every day to let everyone know he was a Proud Veteran. He was a good man, who was loved by all and he will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

A private burial for family and close friends will be communicated.

The family would prefer memorial contributions be made to one of Jim’s Charities listed below:

Fallen Hero’s Project

https://support.fallenpatriots.org

Support our Troops

https://supportourtroops.org

Veterans in Need

http://www.veteransinc.org/donations

 

 

 

Walter P. Bonk of Ottsville passed into eternal life Sunday, June 4th with his loving family by his side at the age of 90.

Walter was the beloved son of the late Bronislaw Bonk and Anna (Mamrol) Bonk. Walter is the beloved husband of 58 years to Dolores Papiernik Bonk. Walter is survived by three devoted children, Jeanette Talese (Frank) of Ambler; Joseph Bonk (Johnette) of Ottsville and Michael Bonk (Laura) of Tulsa, OK.  Walter is survived by his loving sister Wanda Bickel and the late Genevieve Stefanik and Florence Bolks.  Walter leaves behind five beautiful grand-daughters, Stephanie Babson, Victoria Babson, Erica Bonk, Nicole Bonk and Rachel Bonk.

Walter spent his life in the home in which he was born and raised in Ottsville. He attended the one room school house, Yost School. He married the love of his life, Dolores and then started his own family in his childhood home, Sweetbriar Farm.  Walter was a talented farmer, farming for Lehigh Valley Dairy as well as operated the American House Hotel in Perkasie for many years with his wife.

Community outreach was extremely important to Walter and Dolores, providing annually over 7,000 ears of corn for the Shrine’s Polish Festival and volunteering each year until he took ill.     Being a dependable, loyal, thoughtful and reliable man, Walter was often called upon to help his local friends and businesses in off seasons.  Many times neighbors would return home to fresh farmed produce on their door step delivered by Walter.  He was an active member of St. John the Baptist Church.

Walter enjoyed motorcycles, flying, small game hunting, antique guns and deep sea fishing. His wonderful stories, daily songs and poem reciting will always be remembered by all those who knew and loved him.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a viewing Friday, June 9th at 10:00am at St. John the Baptist Church, 4050 Durham Rd, (Rt. 611 and 412) Ottsville, PA 18942 followed by Walter’s Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am.  Interment St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Haycock Run, PA.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Walter’s memory to St. John the Baptist Church, 4050 Durham Rd, Ottsville PA, 18942 or the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, 654 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA 18901 Arrangements by Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown, Pa  www.donahuefuneral.com

 

 

 

Donald Ralph Brennan

Donald Ralph Brennan a resident of Pipersville for 31 years and formerly of Richboro and Feasterville, passed away Monday, April 17, 2017 in his home.  He was 84.

Donald was born in Philadelphia on March 24, 1933, he was the son of the late James C. Brennan and Violet Geroux Brennan.  He graduated from Frankford High School in Philadelphia class of 1951.  He is a Korean War Veteran.  Donald was the beloved husband of Beatrice May Wallhiser Brennan for 51 years who preceded him in death.

Don was a carpenter and later employed as a diesel mechanic for Sinkler Oil Co., Southampton, PA prior to his retirement.  He was a man who could fix anything and often helped neighbors with home or auto repairs.

Donald will be dearly missed by his daughter, Carole Jones (Steve) and two sons, David Brennan (Michele) and Chris Brennan (Patricia).  Donald is the beloved grandfather to Jennifer and Steven.  Don leaves behind his little rescue dog, Charlie who was a faithful companion in his last years.

Donald’s funeral service will be held privately.  The family respectfully requests memorial contributions in Donald’s name be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements by Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown 215-348-9421, www.donahuefuneral.com.

 

 

 

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Samuel R. Bickel of Ottsville passed into eternal life Wednesday, March 8th with his loving family by his side at the age of 90.

Sam was the beloved son of Samuel and Emma (Overpeck) Bickel.  Sam is the beloved husband of Wanda (Bonk) Bickel.   They celebrated their 66th anniversary this past May.  Sam is survived by six devoted children; Donna Degan, Florida; Kathleen Clothier, Perkasie; Janice Bickel, Florida; David Bickel (Margaret), Quakertown; Shirley Bachman (Peter), Ottsville; and Gary Bickel, Kitnersville.  He leaves behind 8 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Sam served in World War II. He was a mechanic owning his own business for 22 years. He was an active member of St. John the Baptist Church and Knights of Columbus. When Sam wasn’t spending time with his family, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. Words can’t express how deeply Sam will be missed by all who knew him.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a viewing Monday, March 13th at 11:00  am at St. John the Baptist Church, 4050 Durham Rd, (Rt. 611 and 412) Ottsville, PA  18942 followed by Samuel’s Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon.  Interment St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Haycock Run, PA.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Sam’s memory to The Lord’s Pantry, 4050 Durham Rd, Ottsville PA, 18942. Arrangements by Donahue Funeral Home

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Joann Jennie (Tedeschi) Moreno, 94, of Blairsville, PA passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at St. Mary Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Lansdale, PA. where she had resided for the past two years.

The daughter of Egildo and Albina (Gabelli) Tedeschi, she was born November 20, 1922 in Heshbon, PA.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 59 years, Albert Joseph Moreno in 2006; infant brother; sisters, Anna Fernandez, Gemma Tedeschi, Elena Strini, and Inez Sontag.

Surviving are two daughters, Kathleen Angello (Richard) of Ottsville, PA and Nancy Moreno of Lansdale, PA; grandchildren, Jon Albert Angello (Jennifer) of Sellersville, PA, and Michael Richard Angello (Kristin) of Pompey, NY; four great-grandchildren, Isabella, Olivia, Luca, and Domenic. Also surviving are two brothers, Alfred Tedeschi of Black Lick, PA and James Tedeschi of Wickliffe, OH; two sisters, Hazel Evanick (Steve) of Blairsville PA and Rose Caruso of Homer City, PA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

As a young woman, Jennie lived in New York, and worked as a nanny on Long Island. When the war broke out, she moved back home to Black Lick, PA and worked in factories in Latrobe and Derry, supporting the war effort by making copper bullets, and assembling hand grenades. Jennie was an avid cook, and a collector of recipe books. Always willing to add a new dash to an old recipe, or spend all day preparing one of her family’s favorites. No one ever left her table disappointed! Cupcakes were her favorite way of saying, “Thank you.”

A viewing will be held a St John the Baptist Church, 4050 Durham Rd, Ottsville, PA at 11:00 AM on Thursday, March 16th, followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 noon. A ceremony at the interment site will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, March 20th. Interment will be at SS Simon & Jude Cemetery, Blairsville, PA.

To view the online obituary, sign the guest registry or send condolences, visit www.shoemakerfh-monuments.com.

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James W. Lennen, “Jim”, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, February 6th, 2017.

Jim grew up in Philadelphia, attended Lincoln High School, and dedicated four years of his life to the United States Air Force.  Jim also received a degree in Mechanical Engineering as well as Certification in  Theology.
Jim was married to his beloved wife, Janet, for 54 years.
God’s Word was very important to Jim. He taught Sunday School and was a church deacon. He also enjoyed leading and participating in bible studies, and had a nursing home ministry.
Jim and Janet enjoyed spending time at the shore in Ocean City with their children and grandchildren. Jim loved his family and friends.
Jim was preceded in death by his grandson, Christopher Lennen.
Jim is survived by his wife, Janet Lennen, his children Susan Fitzgerald (Denis), Thomas Jack Kesting (April), James Lennen Jr, and his grandchildren William VanDeventer, Rebecca Swint (Michael), Thomas Kesting, Stephanie Fitzgerald, Daniel Fitzgerald, Timothy Lennen, and Sean Lennen.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a viewing Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 10:00am followed by funeral service at 11:00am at Church of the Open Door, 1260 Fort Washington Avenue, Fort Washington, PA 19034. Interment at Hatboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made in James Lennen’s memory to Church of the Open Door or Church of the Open Door Academy at above address.

Joseph (Jozef) Wojnicz 

December 4th, 1921 – February 5th, 2017

Joe had been enjoying the Arizona warmth with his beloved son and daughter-in-law when he suddenly fell ill and passed peacefully away shortly thereafter.

Born in eastern Poland in the area now known as Minsk, Belarus (Nieśwież, Nowogródzkie), Joe had a long, amazing, and quite unprecedented life. He was a young man when hostile forces seized his home town at the 1939 advent of World War II.  In defense of his homeland he joined the Polish Resistance and served in the Cavalry Division of the Polish Home Army (AK).  He was never to see his family again but for a brief reunion with his younger brother 50 years later.

Joe was wounded during the Warsaw Uprising, taken prisoner by the German army, and forced to do hard labor such as clearing roads and unloading trucks in various parts of Europe. Eventually Joe and a few of his fellow POWs slipped through the American front lines, made their way to Italy, and joined Polish Army General Wladyslaw Anders’ II Corps Under British Command, thus continuing the fight.

Joe remained in the army for several years after the war before his discharge.  He sometimes said that he had carried a Sten gun for so long– all day, every day– that it felt strange and somewhat troubling to walk around without it.

Joe met his wife, Josie (Jozefa), in post-war London, England at a Polish dance.  Josie was a young girl who also had been displaced from her Polish home at the beginning of the war and sent to Siberia.  Joe and Josie both loved to dance, especially ballroom style.  They soon married and embarked on charting a new life together.

In 1961, Joe, Josie, and their two young children left London for New York City. They sold all their possessions and crossed the Atlantic on the Queen Elizabeth.  Once in New York, Joe worked as a tool & die maker and after many moves eventually settled his family in Forest Hills, New York.  After his beloved Josie passed in 1996, Joe moved to the Seattle, Washington area to be near his adored son and daughter, who both reside on the west coast.

He had recently relocated to Arizona where the sunny climate was very much to his liking and where he could completely relax after a lifetime of toil.

Joe is predeceased by his beloved wife, Josie. He is survived by his son and his wife, Bogdan (Bob) & Deborah Wojnicz and their children Danny & Kate; his daughter and her husband Halina Wojnicz & Patrick J. Kelley and their son, Sean.

Joe’s journey continues. He will be missed dearly by his family and many friends remaining here in God’s earthly realm.

The family will receive relatives and friends at 12:00 noon Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine (Cemetery Chapel), 654 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA 18901.  A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12:30 pm.  Interment will be in the Shrine Cemetery (Veteran section). All are invited to a reception immediately following

 

 Dolores C. Smith 87, passed peacefully on Monday, December 12, 2016 in Ottsville PA. Dolores was a longtime resident of Frenchtown, NJ.

Born in Philadelphia, PA., Dolores was the beloved daughter of the late Clarence and Jewel Money Smith. She was a graduate of Frenchtown High School.

Dolores was the beloved wife, for 26 years, of the late John M. Smith Jr. Many will remember Dolores from working at the Pickwick Village Hallmark Store in Flemington, NJ.

Dolores will always be remembered as a dedicated and loving mother to her two children Donna Winter, spouse Charles, of Charlotte, NC and John Smith, spouse Marta, of Spotsylvania, VA. Dolores cherished her role as grandmother to five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Dolores was the beloved sister to Lila Risley, of Mt. Ulla, N.C.

Spending time with her family and giving back to the community was important to Dolores. She was a member of the Frenchtown Presbyterian Church and The Presbyterian Women. She enjoyed painting ceramics and sharing her talent with friends in the Ceramic Club. She was also a Brownie Leader for over 25 years and had a strong love and compassion for animals.

Words can’t express how deeply missed Dolores will be by her family, friends and all who knew her.

A public graveside service will be held on Thursday, December 15, 2016, at 11:30 am at the Frenchtown Cemetery, Trenton Avenue, Frenchtown, NJ 08825. The family would prefer contributions in Dolores Smith’s memory be made to: Caring Hospice, Services, 400 Commerce Drive, Suite C, Fort Washington, PA 19034 or The Frenchtown Presbyterian Church, 20 4 th Street, Frenchtown, NJ 08825. Arrangements by Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown PA. www.donahuefuneral.com

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Francis (Frank, Buzz) Pulini, Jr a resident of Fort Washington, Montgomery County peacefully passed on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at his shore home in Holgate NJ at the age of 69.

Frank’s place of birth was Abington, PA.   He is the beloved son of Louise nee: Elisano-Pulini and Francis J. Pulini Sr.  He was a graduate of Cheltenham High School Class of 1965 and attended St. Joseph University.

Frank is survived by his beloved wife Karen Liebert-Pulini celebrating 45 years of marriage.  Frank retired after 40 years from Pulini Foods, Camden NJ in 2015.

Frank will always be remembered as a dedicated loving husband to his wife Karen and a very proud father of his two son’s Christopher and spouse Jennifer, Pharm. D of Ambler, PA and Andrew of Fort Washington, PA.  Frank cherished his role as grandfather to Kate.

Frank is the beloved brother to Grace Neebe spouse Dan of Wycombe, PA,  Marie Pulini, MD of New York City, NY, Louise Pulini of Doylestown, PA,  Donna Pulini of Margate NJ, Angelo Pulini and spouse Donna Vittorelli, VMD of Margate, NJ, Caesar Pulini and spouse Robin of Hammonton, NJ  and Gina Pulini of Ventnor, NJ.

Time spent on the beach with family in Holgate NJ was Frank’s favorite enjoyment.  He also liked jet skiing, watching John Wayne movies and listening to his favorite music by the CLASH.

Words can’t express how deeply missed Frank will be by his family, friends and all who knew him.

The family will receive relative and friends at 10:00am Friday, December 16, 2016 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 708 South Bethlehem Pike, Ambler PA 19002 followed by his Memorial Service at 11:00am.  The Family would prefer contributions in Frank Pulini’s Memory be made to The American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or Long Beach Township, 6805 Long Beach Boulevard Brant Beach, NJ 08008, note on memo line: Frank Pulini, Beach Fund.   Arrangements by Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown PA. www.donahuefuneral.com

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Joan Shields passed away November 29, 2016 in Lansdale, PA surrounded by her loving family.

She was 85. Born in Philadelphia she moved to Levittown in 1955. Joan worked as an administrative assistant at various companies. She retired in 2002 from Bristol Township L & I .

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert M. Shields, JR

Joan will be greatly missed by her two sons, Robert Shields and his wife Dianne, William Shields and his wife Andria. She will also be greatly missed by her grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 10-11am Friday 12/2/16 at Funeral Home, 1218-20 Bethlehem Pike, Flourtown, PA. 19031.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Lung Association in Pennsylvania 527 Plymouth Road Suite 415 Plymouth Meeting Pa 19462.  Arrangements by Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown www.donahuefuneral.com.

Deanna Kovner: Family will receive relatives and friends at a wake service on Friday, August 26, 2016 at 10:30am at St. John the Baptist Church, 4050 Durham Rd, Ottsville, PA   followed by a service at 11:00am in the chapel.

Maria Serrano joined our Heavenly Father on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 3:12pm. She fought her battle against cancer valiantly, but her fight is finally over. Her pain is gone and, she is free and, in the arms of her Mother once again.  Relatives and friends are invited to Maria’s mass on Thursday August  25, 2016 at St. Marks Catholic Church, 1025 Radcliffe Street, Bristol, PA 19007 at 11:00am. Family will greet relatives and friends from 10:00am to 11:00am.  Interment will be private.

 

Edmee Mondestin sadly passed on Friday, August 12, 2016 with family by her side. In remembrance of Edmee, the family will receive relatives and friends at The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Chapel Cemetery, 654 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA  18901.  Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 12 noon, followed by Edmee’s Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30pm.  When at the Shrine, enter through cemetery gates, follow the road to the end, Red Chapel will be to your left.

Steven Englund:  Please contact the office for funeral arrangements.

Donald Powell:  Please contact the office for arrangements:

Anthony G. Kondracki
Anthony G. Kondracki passed on peacefully Sunday, July 17, 2016 at the age of 89.  Anthony’s place of birth was Shamokin, PA. He is the beloved son of the late Anthony F. and Carolyn nee: Pasternak Kondracki.
Anthony was a graduate of Shamokin High School, US Coast Guard Maritime School, Baltimore Construction Institute and received certifications from Penn State University and Wilkes College.
Anthony served his country faithfully in WW2 and in the Korean War.  Anthony received the Atlantic and Pacific war zone medals as a member of the Merchant Marines in WW2.  Anthony received two bronze stars along with the Korean Service Medal from the US Army.  Anthony also served in the Persian Gulf (Merchant Seaman) 10/US Sea Lift Command.
This past June Anthony celebrated his 89th Birthday and 63rd Wedding Anniversary to his beloved and devoted wife Helen Mary nee: Gotaskie Kondracki.
Anthony was a brick layer and stone mason. He was a former president of the brick layers, mason, and plaster union #46.  His knowledge of construction led to his career as a building inspector for the PA Dept of general services for 25 years.  He coordinated the improvements to many state parks, including Rickett’s Glen and Hickory Run.  His final project prior to his retirement was the development of Lake Nockamixon in Quakertown. Anthony was very proud of his part in projects that so many people now enjoy.
Anthony and his beloved wife Helen are residents of Quakertown for the last 44 years.  Anthony is the beloved father of Anthony and spouse Louise of Kingston, PA and two daughters, Andrea C. Kondracki of Florence KY and Suzanne R. Kondracki of Doylestown, PA.
Anthony is the beloved brother of Joseph and spouse Demi of Mt. Laurel, NJ and the late Frank Kondracki, Henry Kondracki, William Kondracki, and Anna nee Kondracki Siwa.
Anthony is the beloved grandfather of three grandchildren. Bradley and spouse Jonie of San Francisco CA, Michael and spouse Princess of London England and Steven of Denver CO; Anthony is the great grandfather of  Zoe Kondracki of San Francisco, CA along with many nieces and nephews.
Anthony is a parishioner of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Ottsville PA.  When he wasn’t spending time with family and friends he enjoyed wood carving and clock and watch repair. Music was also something Anthony took pleasure in.
Anthony will be sadly missed by his beloved wife Helen and the family they both love so dearly.   Anthony will always be remembered as a good and kind man to all who knew him.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Anthony’s memorial Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday July 27, 2016.  The family will receive friends at St. John the Baptist Church, 4050 Durham Rd (Rt. 611 & 412), Ottsville, PA at 10:00am followed by Anthony’s Mass at 11:00am.  Military Honors and Interment will take place at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Road, Newtown PA 18940 at 1:30pm.
The Family would prefer contributions in Anthony’s memory be made  to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eight Ave. 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.
Donahue Funeral Home,
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John J. Reidler of Upper Black Eddy entered heavens gates on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 with his loving wife Janet and children John (Christian) Reidler of Kintnersville, Pa and Jeannette (Scott) Sciss of Coopersburg, PA. by his side. John was 77 on July 16, 2016.

John was born in Philadelphia, Pa to the late Peter and Otilia (Wiedenbauer) Reidler.   He was the loving brother of Otilia (Dolly Litzenberger), who passed away in 1976.

John is survived by his brother Peter of Florida, Gerald (Sharlyn) of Brodheadsville, PA and Joseph (Renate’) of Upper Black Eddy, PA. John will be missed dearly by his six grandchildren, Christopher, Kevin, Sam, Erica, Jason and Danielle.  John was looking forward to attending the wedding of his granddaughter Danielle to Tyler Heimbach on October 7, 2016 as he recently celebrated his wedding anniversary of 52 years on June 20, 2016 to his loving and devoted wife Janet.

John served in the Army. He was also a  4th degree Knights of Columbus, an active member of the American Legion, NRA and other organizations as well as a life member of the  Fleas.

John enjoyed his cabin in the Poconos especially during hunting season with the guys as well as spending time at his Florida home. John retired from Asplundh Co and started Harrow Modular Home Sales.   John was a man of many skills including carpentry and plumbing.  He always did what had to be done.

John looked forward to his weekly time watching NASCAR races with his son John, Brother Joe and close friend Joe O. When John wasn’t making memories with friends and family he enjoyed restoring cars, in particular a 65 Chevy truck, 64 Corvette and his favorite accomplishment a 67 Camaro.  John will be missed by all those who have been blessed to know him.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a viewing Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 10:30am at St. John the Baptist Church, 4050 Durham Rd, (Rt. 611 and 412) Ottsville, PA 18942 followed by John’s Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon.  Interment St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Haycock Run, PA.

 

 

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Marianne E. Snyder Przyuski, formerly of Ottsville, PA passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at New Seasons at New Britain in Chalfont, PA with her family by her side. She was 91.

She was the loving wife of the late Paul Snyder, who died in 1983 and the late John W. Przyuski who died in 2014.

Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the beloved daughter of the late Stefano and Margaret (Butler) Hickey. She was a graduate of Cecilian Academy.

When Mrs. Przyuski wasn’t spending time with her family, many will remember her working and volunteering in the Palisades School District. She was a dedicated member of St. John the Baptist Church, Ottsville, PA .

Marianne is the beloved mother of five children; Kathy Ginter and her husband Chuck of Levittown, PA, Paul Snyder of Breinigsville, PA, Steve Snyder and wife Wendy of Kintnersville, PA, Mary Miller and her husband Wayne of Pipersville, PA, Dennis Snyder of North Charleston, SC and four step children Tom Przyuski and his wife Dawn of Perkasie, PA, Donna Trotter and her husband Bill of Quakertown, Beth Przyuski and her fiancé Joe Crowley of Zelienople, PA and Karen Schill of Perkasie, PA. She is the beloved sister of the late Margaret Lawless, Anne Marie Slocum and Stef Hickey.

Marianne is also the devoted Aunt to many loving nieces and nephews.  She is the beloved Grandmother to Amanda, Brittany, Corinne, Keri, Drew, Melissa, Aly, Jimmy, Sean, Kyle, Jamie, Matt, Jessy and Great Grandmother to eleven.

Her mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 noon on Monday, July 18, 2016 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 4050 Durham Rd, Ottsville, PA  18942, where family and friends may call from 10:30 to 11:45. Interment St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Haycock Run, PA.  Arrangements by Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown PA; www.donahuefuneral.com

 

 

 

Halina Orlowski:  Please contact our office for details.

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Sadly, Joseph Samuel Walsh (Joe, Joey) of Riegelsville passed away suddenly Saturday, June 18th. . Joe was 19 years old.

Joey was born in Allentown, PA on March 21, 1997, and is the beloved son of Daniel P Walsh and Michele (Grida) Walsh. Joey was the “little brother” and friend to Angela (Walsh) Brosius and spouse Derek, Daniel J. Walsh and spouse Amanda, Justin Walsh and Sarah Walsh and fiancé Scott Wilson. Joey is the beloved grandson of John Walsh, the late Elizabeth (McDermott) Walsh, Mary (Aron) Grida and the late John Grida.

Joey is the beloved Uncle of Connor James, Tristan Daniel, Roman Joseph and Evan Jacob. Joey comes from a large family being the beloved nephew of twenty-four Aunts and Uncles and he is survived by forty-one First Cousins and their Families

When Joey wasn’t spending time with his family, he enjoyed a variety of activities with his friends with a special interest in motorcycles, cars and driving. He enjoyed Gaming, Hunting and Fishing in addition to Bowling and Disc Golf.

Joey was an active member of St. John the Baptist Church where he attended Elementary School. He then completed his High School education at Palisades High School graduating in 2015.  Joey was employed at Clientlink in shipping and fulfillment, however he aspired to be a Philadelphia Police Officer.

Relatives and friends are invited to Joey’s Celebration of Life with a viewing Sunday evening, June 26th, 2016 from 6-8:30pm at St. John the Baptist Church, 4050 Durham Rd, (412 & 611), Ottsville, PA 18942.

Relatives and friends are also invited to attend a viewing at the church listed above on Monday morning, June 27th, 2016 from 10:00am to 11:30am followed by Joey’s Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon. Interment immediately following Mass at St. John’s Cemetery, Haycock, PA.

Joey will always be remembered as a loyal, sincere and generous friend, Son and Brother. His desire to enjoy life and his community will forever be in the memory of those who knew him.

In lieu of flowers family would prefer contributions in Joey’s memory be made to: St. John the Baptist Church, 4050 Durham Road, Ottsville, PA  18942 or Rachel’s Vineyards, 808 N. Henderson Road 2nd Floor, King of Prussia, PA  19406 or Blessed Margaret Home for Crisis Pregnancies, P.O. Box 361 Bensalem PA 19020. Arrangements by The Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown, PA. www.donahuefuneral.com

 

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Feliksa Bialoblocka, Miguel Garcia, Paul Savas, Mildred Stanojev, Ellen Boehm, Kunigunde Huber, Elizabeth Tucker, Ann Ahearn, Woodrow Gerrick, William Wallace, Florence Gallo, Joseph Rusin and Wilma Williams.

 

 

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Mary Theresa Balbirer was welcomed into Heaven’s Gates at her home on April 19th in the presence of her four children; Mary Ann Harrison, Robert Balbirer, Dorothy Aste and Frank Balbirer. Other survivors are her 7 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews

Mary was born in Hilltown, PA on August 28, 1920, the daughter of Ignatius and Nothburga Miketta.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert, Sr.; her son, David Balbirer, and her three brothers; Ignatius, Robert and Joseph.

A devoted wife of 47 years, and mother, she was a dedicated homemaker.  Various relatives and friends experienced her extraordinary compassion whenever needed as a caretaker for young, old and handicapped alike.  She worked the farm, loved to sew, cooked gourmet soups and baked delicate German pastries and strudels, which she often donated to her favorite causes. In her private moments she wrote poetry, having won prizes in her school years.

Mary was a very active member of St. John the Baptist Parish for 74 years.  She served in the Altar and Rosary Society and a member of the Fatima House Ministries. She strongly supported Catholic education as an active member in the Mother’s Guild/Home and School Association, volunteered as the school Librarian, a fund raiser and mentoring Grandmother in her later years.

In her community she helped lead 4-H groups. She was a cherished member of the Ottsville Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary. In her senior years she participated in the Eastern Upper Bucks Senior Center.

She is fondly remembered for her kindheartedness, generous benevolence, gracious hospitality and wise sayings.  Her quiet encouragement to her family and friends is her lasting influence on all.

Relatives and friends are invited to Mary’s Celebration of life with a viewing Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 6-8pm at St. John the Baptist Church, 4050 Durham Rd, (412 & 611), Ottsville, PA 18942.

Relatives and friends are also invited to attend a viewing at the church listed above on Monday morning, April 25, 2016 at 11:00am followed by Mary’s Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon. Interment immediately following mass at St. John’s Cemetery, Haycock, PA.

To honor Mary’s wishes, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Eastern Upper Bucks Senior Center, 8040 Rt. 611, Ottsville, PA 18942 or to St. John the Baptist Church, 4050 Durham Rd., Ottsville, PA 18942.  Funeral arrangements by Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown.  www.donahuefuneral.com.

 

 

Marie Danowski – please contact our office for more information regarding her arrangements.

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It is with deep sadness and regret that we announce the passing of Br. Kazimierz Chester Pasnik, OSPPE. After a long and difficult illness, he died January 8, 2016 at the Polish Shrine (Monastery) at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Doylestown, PA in the year of his 102nd birthday. Brother Kazimierz was born in a small village Przypisówka, near Lublin, Poland on April 12, 1914. He entered the Order of Saint Paul the First Hermit on May 29, 1931. He made his vows of poverty, chastity and obedience on February 29, 1934. By the decision of the General Superior of the Order he went to Hungary to work in Budapest on May 12, 1934. After 16 years of service as a religious brother in Hungary, he fled from the Hungarian communists and on December 16, 1950 arrived in Italy. He left Naples, Italy on July 9, 1955 by the American ship the “Constitution”. He reached the United States of America on July 18, 1955. Br. Kazimierz was a member of the original team of the Pauline Fathers and Brothers at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, PA. For many years he was an administrator of the Monastery. He was also a Gardener. People knew him very well as the brother who took Mass intentions at the cafeteria every Sunday and by his faithful presence during daily adoration. After his faithful service for God and the Blessed Virgin Mary he passed away – – the first day of the Novena to Saint Paul the First Hermit, the patriarch of the Pauline Fathers and Brothers. 

 

The Solemn transfer of Brother Kazimierz from the Monastery to the lower church will take place at 8:00 am on Sunday, January 10th 2016. A viewing will continue, concluding the closing mass on Sunday at 5:00 pm. Religious Relatives and Friends are also invited to Brother Kazimierz viewing Monday morning, January 11, 2016 at 9:00 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 am. A procession to the Shrine Cemetery will follow. Funeral arrangements by the Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown Pa www.donahuefuneral.com 215-348-9421.

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patrick quinlisk001Patrick Dennis Quinlisk of Langhorne, PA passed on peacefully Saturday, November 7, 2015 with his loving family by his side; he was 44. Patrick is the beloved husband and best friend of Carla Chamberlin Quinlisk.  They celebrated 13 years of marriage in July.

Patrick grew up in Levittown, PA, and graduated from Neshaminy High School in 1989. He is the beloved son of Mary Jane (nee Spoerl) Quinlisk and the late Dennis Quinlisk. Patrick was the youngest of seven children and is survived by Kathleen Quinlisk, Paoli, PA, Susan (Quinlisk) Gill and spouse Graham of Erdenheim, PA, Maureen (Quinlisk) Carpenter and Jim Carpenter of Langhorne, PA, Joseph Quinlisk of Annapolis, MD, John Quinlisk and spouse Margaret (nee Bodkin) Quinlisk of Langhorne, PA, and Frank Quinlisk and spouse Meg (nee Masterson) Quinlisk of West Chester, PA.  He is the beloved father of Eleanor, and he will be greatly missed by his thirteen nieces and nephews.

Patrick is deeply loved by his family and friends and his memory will be celebrated each and every day of their lives. He was foremost a devoted father, and he leaves his daughter Eleanor (Ellie) with a lifetime of loving and cherished memories with her dad. His dedication to his wife, family, and friends was an inspiration to all.

Patrick was most recently employed as an Electrical Designer with Jacobs Engineering Group, and previously at CUH2A and HDR Architects. He was a licensed racer in US Cycling Federation, former president of the Bucks County Racing Club, and an avid Phillies Fan.

The family will receive relatives and friends Friday November 13, 2015 at St. Andrew Church, 81 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA 18940 at 10:00 a.m. followed by a memorial service at 12:00 noon.  Family would prefer contributions in Patrick’s memory be sent to “Langhorne Open Space,” c/o Phil Miele, Treasurer, LOSI, 940 Langhorne-Yardley Road, Langhorne, Pennsylvania 19047-8243. Internment will be private.  Arrangements by Donahue Funeral Home; www.donahuefuneral.com

 

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Mr. and Mrs. William Daley: 

William F. Daley Sr. formerly of Bensalem PA passed on peacefully Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at Golden Living, Doylestown with family by his side at the age of 78.

William lost the love of his life on March 15, 2014, his beloved wife Camille M. nee: Wadlinger-Daley. Together they celebrated 55 years of marriage.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend William and Camille’s Mass of Christian Burial, Monday morning September 7, 2015 at 7:00 am St. Charles Borromeo Church, Bristol Pike and Hulmeville Rd, Bensalem PA 19020 followed by a (prompt) 9:30 am interment of Military Honors at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Rd, Newtown, PA 18940.  Arrangements by Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown www.donahuefuneral.com

 

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Joseph A. Semansky, Jr. of Philadelphia – age 68, formerly of Trenton, passed away August 29, 2015 in Philadelphia after a short illness. Born and raised in Trenton he successfully pursued various positions in the State of New Jersey with The Department of Education, Health Department of Emergency Medical Services as well as the NJ State Department of Correction. After his tenure in these positions he embarked on a distinguished career with the US Department of Labor of Job Corps which spanned 33 years. He was appointed Deputy Regional Director in San Francisco in 1997. He became the US Department of Labor Regional Director for Job Corps New York in 1999. In 2004 he was again appointed as the Regional Director of Job Corps for Boston. He remained in that position until his retirement in June 2012. He enjoyed numerous hobbies. His greatest joy was being an avid fan and follower of the Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies, Flyers and Sixers. He is survived by his brother Eugene Semansky.

Relatives and friends will be received Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 10:30am at Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine — Cemetery Chapel (beyond cemetery gates) 654 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA 18901 followed by Joseph’s Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30am. Interment to follow at Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made in “Joseph A. Semansky, Jr. Memory” to The American Cancer Society, 1626 Locust Street, Philadelphia PA 19103 or online at www.cancer.org.   Arrangements by Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown www.donahuefuneral.com

 

 

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Max Phillip Sperry, Sr. an electronic engineer and longtime resident of Ottsville, PA, passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family on August 25, 2015 at the age of 75 after a courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis.

Born on September 8, 1939 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Albert, Sr. and Laura McKeith Sperry. Max was married to his wife Alberta M. Sperry for 52 years as of June 15th.

Max grew up In Huntington Valley and was drafted into the US Army on July 15, 1963. He served until his honorable discharge as a Class E3 with special award as Sharpshooter on September 18, 1964.

Max then went to work for Jerrold/General Instrument where he served as a Project Manager and Quality Assurance Officer. The company eventually merged with Motorola, which is where Max worked until his retirement in 1999. He was a pioneer of the JDLD employee involvement program and received the General Instrument JLX award for endless dedication to ensuring superior reliability of GI products. After retirement, he continued to work several years as a private consultant for Motorola.

Max enjoyed the pursuit of learning and mastering his many interests. He was noted as being an excellent problem solver and known to be able to “fix anything”. In addition to his zeal for learning, Max loved to teach and share his knowledge with others. He took great pride in serving as a mentor to family, friends, and coworkers. He also served on advisory boards for the Upper Bucks County Vocational Technical School. He also enjoyed analyzing and repairing mechanical and electronics for family and friends.

When he wasn’t working, Max loved the country life and spending time outdoors. Among his many personal interests, Max enjoyed training and riding horses, raising animals, listening to music, playing multiple instruments, vegetable gardening, boating, camping, riding motorcycles, and vacationing in Myrtle Beach, SC. He also enjoyed training dogs and was a Member of the Allentown Dog Club. However, his greatest passion was spending time with his family and dog, Rufus.

In addition to his wife Alberta, Max is survived by three children, Jeanette M., wife of William Uzdzienski, Lansdale, PA, Max P. (Phillip) Jr, husband of Leigh Anne Sperry, Uniontown, PA  and Thomas D., husband of Robin Sperry, Burlington, NJ; nine grandchildren, Brandon, Matthew, Brett and Jared Uzdzienski, Lansdale, PA; Lauren and Max P. Sperry III, Uniontown, PA, and Aaron, Alicia, and Austin Sperry, Burlington, NJ; and beloved dog, Rufus.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a viewing Monday evening 6:00pm to 8:00pm at St. John the Baptist Church, 4050 Durham Rd (Rt. 611 & 412). Ottsville, PA 18942. A Viewing will also be held at the above mentioned church Tuesday morning 11:00am followed by Max’s Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00pm. Interment: Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Rd, Newtown, PA 18940 at 2:30pm.

The family would prefer contributions be made “In Memory of Max Phillip Sperry, Sr.” to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 304, Chicago, IL 60611. Donations can be made online in Max’s Memory at www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org. Arrangements by Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown www.donahuefuneral.com.

 

Charles (Grisbrook) Larsen formerly of Worchester, Massachusetts passed on peacefully Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Greenleaf Nursing Facility in Doylestown, PA at the age of 89.

Charles is the beloved husband of the late Shirley nee: Piper Larsen of Thompsonville, CT passing on February 20, 2011 at the age of 81.  Charles and Shirley celebrated 62 years of marriage sharing their life and raising a family in Springfield, MA.

Charles is the beloved son of the late Martin and Ivy Eveline Grisbrook Larsen.  He grew up, one of 8 children, in Springfield, MA. He was a graduate of Technical High School class of 1944 and then attended Northeastern University, MA.

Charles was employed as an Electrical Engineer with F. W. Sickles and Motorola designing television tuners and later RF modules in the development of early television communication systems and was responsible for many patents.

Charles is the beloved father of the late Eric Randall Larsen spouse Young Oak Hwang Larsen, Florida.   Charles Grisbrook Larsen, Jr., Michigan.  Kevin Richard Larsen and spouse KC Larsen of Colorado.  Jo-Ann Faith Larsen and spouse Kenneth Kravitz, PA.  Charles was honored to have five grandchildren and seven great-grand children.

In addition to spending time with family and friends, Charles enjoyed hiking, traveling and operating his Ham radio.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a viewing on Friday, August 7th 2015 at 11:00am at BuxMont Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Church, 2040 Street Road (just off Rt. 611) Warrington, PA 18976, followed by his funeral service at 12:00pm.  Interment:  Doylestown Cemetery, Doylestown PA.  Donations can be made to his favorite charity the ALS Association, Greater Philadelphia Chapter, 321 Norristown Road, Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002.  Arrangements by Donahue Funeral Home; www.donahuefuneral.com

 

Gina C. Pierce of Plymouth Meeting passed on peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at the age of 84.

Born in Philadelphia, Gina is the beloved daughter of the late Domenico and Dorina Candelori. Gina grew up in South Philadelphia and was a graduate of John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls High School class of 1949.

Gina was employed with Danella Construction Company as Executive Assistant to the President from 1971 to 2001.

Gina is survived by her husband, the love of her life for 59+ years John “Jack” D. Pierce.

Gina is the beloved mother of four children Cynthia Reale and spouse Albino of Blue Bell, PA; John Pierce Jr. and spouse Lorraine of Havertown, PA; David Pierce and spouse Sandra of Doylestown, PA and the late Gina M. Pierce.

Gina is the beloved sister of Paul Candelori and the late Dominic Candelori and Edith Nail.

Gina is the devoted grandmother of 9 Grandchildren: Michael Reale, Adam Reale, Justin Pierce, Eric Reale, Christina Reale, Joshua Pierce, David Pierce, Zachary Pierce and Jack Pierce.

Gina was a devout Roman Catholic parishioner of St. Paul’s Church of East Norriton, PA.

In her leisure time, Gina enjoyed gardening, traveling, cooking and shopping. Being family-oriented and a devoted partner to her husband, Gina skillfully managed family and career with great success while being a caregiver to her mother and brother who needed special care. Gina was a special woman who enjoyed many things in life especially flowers, chocolate and the beach. Most of all, Gina was family-oriented and cherished weekly family gatherings. Gina will always be remembered for her great sense of humor and sadly missed by all those who knew her.

The family will receive relatives and friends Thursday morning, July 16, 2015 at 9:30am at St. Paul’s RC Church, 2007 New Hope Street, East Norriton, PA 19401, followed by Gina’s Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am. Interment is at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Norristown PA. Family would prefer contributions in Gina’s memory to Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or visit Gina’s Tribute Page at: http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Events/Tributes-AlzheimersChampions?pxfid=283185&fr_id=1060&pg=fund. Arrangements by the Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown, www.donahuefuneral.com

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Clyde Niskala passed away Saturday, July 4th to reunite with the love of his life, married 57 years, Ellen who passed away in 2012.   

 Mr. Niskala’s family has scheduled a mass at St. John’s with a viewing for Thursday, July 9th.  10am viewing and 11am mass with interment at St. John’s cemetery. 

Regina E. Cullen of Bedminster passed on peacefully June 20th 2015 at Doylestown Hospital at the age of 93.  She led a life of religious dedication as a daughter of our Lady of Fatima under the direction of Fr. Paul Lambert in 1949.  During this time “Genie” as she was affectionately known, also worked in St. Philomena’s Parish giving religious instructions and parish visitations.  In 1959 Genie moved to Bedminster Township with the other members of the Daughters of Our Lady of Fatima to begin retreat work.  The community in the year 2000 was incorporated into the Apostolate of Our Lady of Fatima which continued the work of the Daughters.

Genie’s place of birth was Philadelphia.  She is the beloved daughter of the late Charles and Alice nee: Johnson Cullen.

Genie attended Catholic Elementary School and High School in Upper Darby and was a graduate from the Philadelphia College of Art.  Genie worked in advertising as a Graphic Artist.  Genie was employed at The “Manor” as an assistant teacher to care for children that were profoundly disabled.  She was very loved by the children and staff.

Genie will be missed by many who received from her a loving and kind ear when they needed it most.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend a viewing Friday, June 26th 2015 at 11:00am at St. John the Baptist Church, 4050 Durham Rd (611 & 412), Ottsville, PA  followed by Genie’s Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 noon.  Interment: St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Haycock Run, PA

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made in Genie’s Memory to Fatima Retreat House, P.O. Box 116, Bedminster Pa  18910 to continue the worked she loved.  Arrangements by Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown, PA   www.donahuefuneral.com

Roger H. Ludwig of Morrisville, Pa., passed away on a June 16, 2015. He was 69.

He was the beloved father of Kimberly Hummell, John M. Ludwig (Debra) and Edward J. Ludwig (Tina). He is also survived by his grandchildren, Emmitt Koehler, Alexis Mitchell, Christina Ludwig, Xavier Ludwig; and one great grandchild.

Roger was born Dec. 2, 1925 in Montgomery County Pa. He was the beloved son of Marlin Ludwig (Shirley) and Alberta Funk. He is also survived by brother, Richard (Patrica) Ludwig, and niece, Melinda.

He was in the Army, and worked as a mechanical drawing and installation of flooring. His hobbies included Drag bikes, R.C. boats, and fishing.

A memorial service will be held at 9:15 a.m. prompt on Thursday morning June 25th at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Road, Newtown, Pa. 18940.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Roger H. Ludwig name to American Legion, 1537 Woodburne Road, Levittown, Pa. 19057 or American Cancer Society, 5720 Fishers Ln., Suite# 212, Rockville MD, 20852. Donahue Funeral Home,

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David Campbell Kerr, Jr. of Doylestown Borough passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015.  He was 86.

A Military Service with Honors will be held Thursday, April 30th at 1:30 pm at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown, PA.  Anyone wishing to attend should arrive at the cemetery by 1:15 pm.

Contributions can be sent to The Korean War Memorial Foundation, 1806 Belles Street, #6-B, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129

 

Theodosia Julia Kurek passed peacefully at home on Tuesday April 14, 2015 at the age of 98, a Radio Station Manager for WTEL in Philadelphia.  She loved life and will be deeply missed by those whose lives she touched.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a viewing Monday morning, April 20, 2015 at 10:00 am at St. John the Baptist Church, 4050 Durham rd (Rt 611 & 412) Ottsville, PA  18947.  Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am.  Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  Family would appreciate Memorial Gifts in the form of Mass Cards.

Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown

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Barbara Kaufmann of The Pine Run Community formerly of Feasterville, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015, at her home. She was 75.

She was one of four children born to the late Michael and Elizabeth (Schulberger) Sabath.

Barbara was married for 37 years to the beloved late Charles J. Kaufmann Sr., who passed away suddenly in 1996. Barbara is the mother of four devoted and grateful children, Charles Kaufmann Jr. of Feasterville, Barbara Wagher (Phil) of Warrington, Kevin (Vickie) Kaufmann of New Hope, and Kimberly Kaufmann of Hilltown. She has six cherished grandchildren, Christopher, Amy, Conner, Lindsay, Casey and Brynne, and was blessed with two great grand children, Sophia and Robert James.

Along with her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her sister, Elizabeth Vile; and two brothers, William and Michael Sabath.

Barbara was a graduate of Little Flower High School, Class of 1958. Barbara spent most of her adult life making wonderful memories with her family as a wife and mother while continuing her love for faith as an active long time member of Assumption BVM Church in Feasterville.

Barbara enjoyed being surrounded by her family and friends. Barbara was an avid lover of gardening and enjoyed her responsibilities in The Back Acres – Pine Run Community Garden. She was a very loving and giving person enjoying all her activities and friendships with The Red Hatters.

The family will receive relatives and friends 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 30, at Our Lady of Czestochowa (Cemetery Chapel), 654 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA 18901. Followed by Barbara’s Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 p.m. Interment will be in the Shrine Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the Pine Run Community Parvee Foundation, 777 Ferry Rd., Doylestown, PA 18901-2199.

Donahue Funeral Home,

Flourtown, Pa.

www.donahuefuneral.com

John Michael Sabath
John Michael Sabath passed peacefully Friday, March 13, 2015 with his family by his side. He was 79.
Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Margaret (Beitz) Sabath, and a graduate from Northeast Catholic High School, Class of 1953.
John was the beloved husband to Barbara Sabath, as they celebrated 57 loving years of marriage together in September.
John is survived by his four devoted and grateful children, John N. (Joanne) of Langhorne, James of Hilltown, Greg (Carla) of Bedminster and Ann Christensen of Bedminster. John will be dearly missed by his nine grand children.
Many will remember John from the Rockledge Amoco Station as he took great pride in operating the station for 27 years.
John had a great love for family, friends and faith as he was an active member of St. John the Baptist Parish. Wood working and country music was his favorite pass time activities, never passing up an opportunity to watch or talk about the Philadelphia Phillies and Miami Dolphins.
The family will receive relatives and friends 10 a.m. Monday, March 23, at St. John the Baptist Church, 4050 Durham Rd., Ottsville, PA 18942, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Interment will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery.
Donahue Funeral Home,
Flourtown

 

Kathryn (Brennan) Ferris of Upper Black Eddy died peacefully on Monday, March 16, 2015 with her loving family by her side at the age of 94.

Kathryn is the beloved wife of the late James H. Ferris who passed on March 30th, 1997.  They celebrated 55 years of marriage together.

Kathryn is survived by her devoted sons, John (Julia) Ferris, Joseph (Carmela) Ferris, and James (Catherine) Ferris.  Kathryn will be dearly missed by her 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friend are invited to attend a viewing Thursday morning, March 19, 2015 at 11:00 AM at St. John the Baptist Church, 4050 Durham Rd, Ottsville, PA  18942 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 Noon.  Interment, St. John Neumann Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers the family would prefer contributions to the Carmelite Monastry, 89 Hiddenbrook Drive, Beacon, NY 12508  or the Maryknoll Missions, 75 Ryder Rd, Ossining NY 10562  in Kathryn’s memory. Arrangements by Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown.  www.donahuefuneral.com

 

Suzanne Marie Haney of Warminster, Pa., passed away suddenly on March 6, 2015 surrounded by loving family. She was 83.

She was the beloved mother of Melodie Ann Brady (Tommy) and Heidi Marie Hughes (Harry). She is also survived by her grandchildren, Amber Hughes, Hollyann Becker, Nicholas Toscano, Phillip Brady; and three great grandsons.

Suzanne was born Oct. 3, 1931 in Philadelphia, Pa. She was the beloved daughter of William C. Fisher and Anna M. Fisher of the Lawndale section of Philadelphia. She graduated from Olney High in 1949 and took many college courses.

She took great pride in becoming a Philadelphia police officer during a time when it was not customary for females to do so, and became a ‘James Bond Girl’ during special detail. She worked diligently in promoting child welfare when in the Juvenile Aid Division and was a promoter of race equality despite the race riots in the 1960’s.

In 1978, she became an ordained minister and started The Aquarian Light Center, a Non-denominational, Inter-faith Church and Ecumenical Community.

She worked in the security business for many years at Strawbridge & Clothier, Warminster Hospital, and lastly at Doylestown Hospital. She retired in 2000 from the Telecommunications Department at Doylestown Hospital and immediately began babysitting her granddaughter, Amber, gardening, knitting/crocheting, and traveling the world full-time.

The love of family, history, nature, animals, spirituality, and the belief in the infinite possibilities of each human being, helped sustain her with dignity and grace during her lengthy battle with debilitating arthritis as well as cardiac and pulmonary disease (COPD).

Family will receive relatives and friends at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 13, at Neshaminy Warwick Presbyterian Church, 1401 Meetinghouse Road, Warminster, Pa. 18974, followed by Suzanne’s funeral service at 12 p.m. Interment in Pine Grove Cemetery, Warminster, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, family asks that contributions to be made in Suzanne’s name to Bucks County S.P.C.A., P.O. Box 277, 1665 Street Road, Lahaska, PA 18931.

 

 

Clara Trauger of Kintnersville passed peacefully February 10, 2015 at Holy Family Manor in Bethlehem PA at the age of 94.

Born in the Bridesburg section of Philadelphia, Clara was the beloved daughter of Joseph and Prakseda nee: Sucharski Szczepanski.

Clara is preceded in death by her beloved husband Aaron Trauger who she married November 28th 1940 and celebrated 49 years together.  For over thirty years Clara worked at Mrs. Paul’s Frozen Food Products in Doylestown.

Clara was a dedicated parishioner of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church of Ottsville Pa. Her talents included gardening as she was an avid gardener both with flowers and vegetables and had a reputation as an excellent baker.

Clara is the beloved mother of Frank Trauger, Brooklyn, N.Y., Leonard Trauger; spouse Cindy of Santa Rosa, CA and Mary Louise Roney; spouse Jeff of Kintnersville, PA.  She is the cherished grandmother of Amanda O’Neal, Christina Trauger, Joel Roney, Melissa Trauger and Laura Roney.  Clara was the proud great grandmother of Jacob Roney.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend Clara’s viewing at St. John the Baptist Church, 4050 Durham Rd, (611 & 412)  Ottsville, PA 18942 Saturday morning, February 14, 2015 at 10:00am followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am.  Interment: Our Lady of Czestochowa Cemetery, 654 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA 18901.  The family would prefer contributions in Clara’s Memory to St. John the Baptist Church, 4050 Durham Rd, Ottsville PA  18942. Arrangements made by THE DONAHUE FUNERAL HOME Flourtown, PA.  www.DonahueFuneral.com

 

Charles Edward Fees, age 85 passed away peacefully on January 17, 2015, from complications of Cerebral Small Vessel Disease, at Pine Run Health Center surrounded by his loving family.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years Bernice Fees, sons Charles Fees, Jr. and David (Debbie) Fees and by his daughters Susan (Michael) Palmer and Sharon (Eric Hayashi) Fees.  He is also survived by his brother Richard (Lillian) Fees and grandchildren Elizabeth DeLacy, Colden Fees, Aaron Hayashi, and Bryce Hayashi.  He leaves behind several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Charles, or “Chick” as he was known, was born on July 3, 1929, in Norristown, PA, to the late Charles H. Fees and Frances Fees.  Chick graduated from Northeast High School in Philadelphia in 1947 and received a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel Institute of Technology in 1952.  While at Drexel, he enjoyed many social events and, in 1949, was a founding member of Delta Kappa Rho, the now national fraternity Phi Kappa Sigma.

He worked for the Warminster instrumentation company Fischer & Porter as a project manager until his retirement in 1991.  During that tenure, Chick acted as President, at various times, of the Athletic Association and Retiree Association.

Chick married his long-time sweetheart, Bernice, on April 11, 1953 and soon settled in Hartsville, PA. He fulfilled his life-long dream of living in the countryside when, in 1969, he purchased a dilapidated farmhouse & moved his growing family to upper Bucks County.

While raising their four children, he and Bernice refurbished their home and property, including the rebuilding of the original barn, to become a place that everyone loved to visit.

An active Boy Scout in his youth, Chick loved nature and the outdoors. He nurtured a large vegetable garden, numerous flower beds & an orchard for over 30 years.  He was a member of the Bedminster Township Land Conservancy and Bedminster Historical Society.

Chick enjoyed the pass-time of ballroom dancing with Bernice. They created C & B Dance Studio and, for 35 years, became the “go-to” couple in Upper Bucks County for learning how to ballroom dance.  Chick was also an early advocate of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  He became an avid runner participating in dozens of competitive runs, including 3 marathons. He was a skilled carpenter. Chick enjoyed refinishing furniture pieces and fashioning cabinetry.  In his retirement, he built and extensive addition to the family home.  Chick and Bernice became enthusiastic birders, traveling the United States to identify as many “lifers” as they could.

Above all, Chick valued his family and friends.  He and Bernice hosted many a gathering that brought numerous loved ones together over the years.

Chick dealt with his disease and approached death as he lived his life:  with grace, dignity, good humor, and patience.  All who met Chick knew him as a humble and kind man who found joy in the simple pleasures of life.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Chick Fees will be held on February 28, 2015, at St. Mathew’s Keller’s Church.  The family will begin receiving visitors at 10:30 a.m. with the service beginning at 11:00 a.m.  Reception to immediately follow.

Chick’s family would like to extend their deep appreciation and thank you to the care givers of Comfort Keepers and the entire staff at Pine Run Community.

Donations in Chick’s memory can be made to Pine Run Community (800-992-8992), the Bucks County Audubon Society (bcas.org), or to the Bedminster Township Land Conservancy (bedminsterlandconservancy.org). Arrangements by the Donahue Funeral Home, www.donahuefuneral.com

Harriet M. Huff of Pine Run Community passed away Friday, January 23, 2015.  She was 83.  She is survived by two brothers and one sister.

A memorial Service will be held Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 2pm, Pine Run Community, 777 Ferry Rd, Doylestown, PA  18901. Contributions may be sent to Parvee Foundation, 777 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA  18901-2199.

William H. Dayton, Sr., a resident of Ottsville, passed on peacefully Monday, January 19, 2015 at the age of 84 with his family by his side.

Known as Bill to family and friends, he was born on October 5, 1930 in Milltown, NJ, and is the beloved son of the late Jesse and Emma nee: Drake -Dayton.

Bill is the beloved husband of Mary Ann nee: Dalfonso-Dayton celebrating 59 years of marriage.

Bill served in the United States Navy from 1949 as an electrician’s mate, served on the USS Nespelen (AOG-55) and was honorably discharged in 1953.

Bill held positions as an industrial engineer and plant engineer at various companies and also was a self employed general contractor.

Bill’s interests included hunting, fishing, gardening and woodworking.  He was a member of St. John the Baptist Church in Ottsville, PA.

Bill is the devoted father of William H. Dayton, Jr., married to Sheila, Lori Froeder, married to Michael, Jean Boroch, married to Blair, and John A. Dayton, married to Shelley. Bill is the beloved grandfather of Jesse, Nicole, married to Jeremy, Billy,III, Cole, Lucas, Kyle and Evan. In addition he has many cherished nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews and great grandnieces and great grandnephews.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 9:30am at St. John the Baptist Church, 4050 Durham Rd (Rt. 611 & 412) Ottsville, PA  18942 followed by a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30am.  Interment: Whitemarsh Memorial Park Cemetery, 1169 Limekiln Pike, Ambler, PA  19002.

To honor Bill’s commitment to Boys Town, donations may be made in his name online at www.boystown.org/gift, or by mail to Boys Town, P.O. Box 8000, Boys Town, NE  68010.

 

Kathleen Ann (Przyuski) Stanzione, a longtime Ottsville resident, died unexpectedly in her sleep during the early morning hours on Monday, January 12, 2015 at her home.  She was 62.

She was one of five children born to the late Stanley and Josephine, (Fachet) Przyuski.

Kathy was married for 39 years to her husband Robert “Bob” Stanzione.  She was the mother of Robert J. Stanzione, Jr. and his wife Ilea, and Jenna L. Stanzione-Durham and her husband Steve.  She has one grandchild, Michael Pasquale Stanzione.

Along with her parents, Kathy was preceded in death by her oldest brother Joseph Przyuski.  She is survived by Joe’s spouse Ellen (O’Reilly) Przyuski, Stanley and Terry (Mackey) Przyuski, Ron and Diane (Przyuski) Watson, and James Przyuski along with thirteen nieces and nephews.

Kathy attended St. John the Baptist Elementary school and is a 1970 graduate of Palisades HS.  After graduating high school, Kathy worked for an insurance agency before being hired by the Bucks County Youth Center’s group home program as a houseparent.  She met and married her husband Bob during that time and they ran a group home in Furlong for delinquent youth for three years.  In 1981 Kathy joined the family business – Przyuski’s Country Drive-In – as a co-owner and manager until it was sold.  Kathy pursued several part time positions and eventually found one that provided her with an opportunity to use both her food service skills and her love for children at Groveland Elementary School as a cafeteria worker.

Kathy enjoyed being surrounded by family and her friends.  She had a green thumb when it came to houseplants with an uncanny ability to successfully grow the most difficult plants.  She loved gardening, her pets, and spending time at her shore house.

A memorial service and mass will be held on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at St. John the Baptist Catholic church, 4050 Durham Road, Ottsville, PA 18942.   Kathy’s family will receive family and friends from 10:00am to Noon.  A mass will follow at Noon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to St. John the Baptist Church in Ottsville, PA would be appreciated.

Judy Joanne Thrane of Doylestown passed Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at her residence. She was 55.
Judy’s place of birth was Kansas City, Mo., and was the beloved daughter of William and Sally Cummings Thrane.
Judy grew up in Bucks County and was a graduate of Central Bucks West, Class of 1977.
Judy is survived by her children, Carol Barthold (Greg) of Doylestown, Janet Mary Skerle of Upper Black Eddy, Mandy Skerle of Essington, Delaware County, and Rachel Skerle of Doylestown. Judy was the beloved sister of Cheryl Thrane of Doylestown, Kristine Riley (Bill) of North Wales, Janet Thrane (Janee) of Winter Park, Fla., Sarah Morvin (Steve) of Willow Grove, and was the adored aunt to William Howell of Bond, Colo. and Jack and Nina Morvin of Willow Grove.
Judy was a talented baker and pastry decorator employed in Doylestown.
In her spare time, Judy was committed to helping others as she truly believed the necessity of importance in donating blood to the Red Cross marking her three gallon pin donor. Judy always found time to volunteer at a consignment shop that benefited A Woman’s Place. Judy had a talent and passion for crocheting and shared her creations with loved ones. Above all, Judy will always be remembered as a loving and caring mother devoted to her four daughters.
The family will receive relatives and friends at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 24, at the New Apostolic Church, 404 Pine Run Road, Doylestown, PA 18901, followed by a memorial service at 12 noon. Interment will be held privately.
In Judy’s commitment to help others, family would prefer contributions be made to A Woman’s Place, P.O. Box 299, Doylestown, PA 18901.
Donahue Funeral Home,
Doylestown

 

Richard B. Rolle passed on peacefully to join his loving wife Sunday September 28, 2014 at St. Joseph Manor in Meadowbrook at the age of 96 with his family by his side.

Mr. Rolle place of birth was Philadelphia and is the beloved son of Jacob and Pauline nee: Westenberger Rolle.  As a youngster Richard played the violin and basketball and was a graduate of Northeast Catholic High School class of 1935.  Upon graduation he joined his father working at the Budd Co retiring in 1974 after 35 years of employment.

On June 14th, 1941 Richard married his neighborhood sweetheart, Gertrude (Gert) Grindle in the Olney Section of Philadelphia at Incarnation of Our Lord Church.  Sadly, on September 19, 1999 Gertrude passed away after they shared 58 years of a loving and devoted marriage.

Mr. Rolle served his country during World War II with the US Army from 1944 to 1946 with the US Signal Corps; proposed to invade Japan from the Philippines.

After the War in 1947 Richard and Gert purchased a farmhouse with 13 acres in the Somerton section of Philadelphia and became parishioners of St. Christopher’s Church.  Richard assisted with the parish carnival and Boy Scout Leader.

Gert and Richard are proud and devoted parents of six children.  Mike and spouse Dolores Rolle, of Rockledge, PA, Linda and spouse William Livezey of Three Springs, PA,  Patricia and spouse Bruce Jones of Royersford, PA, Joseph and spouse Ruth Rolle Mowry, PA, Lorraine and spouse Robert Frank of Easton, PA and the late Mary and spouse Edward Mutarelli, of Langhorne, PA.  Richard is the devoted grandparent of 12 grandchildren, 15 great grand children and 1 great-great grandchild.

Richard and Gert moved to the Bedminster area in May of 1975 and become parishioners of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Ottsville, PA.  Dick was one of the first Minister’s of Communion, involved in pro-life activities, Legion of Mary, visiting the sick helping with transportation for the parish and contributor to activities at Fatima House helping with preparations for retreats and very involved with renovations that Fatima House has undertaken.

Dick will sadly be missed by his family and friends but fondly remembered as a beloved husband devoted father, and trusted and committed friend.

The family will receive relatives and friends at St. John the Baptist Church, 4040 Durham Rd (Rt 611  & 412) Ottsville, PA  18942 on Monday morning at 11:00am October 6, 2014 followed by Dick’s Funeral Mass of Christina Burial at 12:00noon.  Interment St John’s Cemetery, Haycock Run, PA.  The family would prefer contributions in Dick’s memory to St. John the Baptist.  Arrangements made by the Donahue Funeral Home, Flourtown, PA

 

 Barbara Swiecicki.  Passed away on September 17, 2014.  Her Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine on Ferry Road in Doylestown, PA  at 2:00pm in the cemetery chapel on Monday, September 22, 2014.  Family will receive relatives and friends at 1:o0pm followed by Barbara’s Mass of Christian burial.

John S. Murzyn. Passed away on August 12, 2014.  Friends and family are invited to attend a viewing at the Murray Funeral Home 1218-20 Bethlehem Pike, Flourtown, PA at 10:30 to 11:30am On Saturday August 16, 2014. Followed by a mass of christian burial at Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine on Ferry Rd in Doylestown at 12:30pm in the cemetery chapel.

 

Irene R. Iskra of Langhorne Pennsylvania and formerly of Morrisville PA passed peacefully to see her saviour on July 21, 2014.  She was a loving and devoted mother to her three surviving daughters Barbara Love, Susan William and Terese Foti.  She had two sons, James and Phillip Iskra who predeceased her.  She is survived by her sister Katherine Kachurka and brother Frank Lucas.  Irene had 12 grand children and 13 great grand children.  She had a listening ear and dear friend to many.

Friends and relatives are invited to attend Irene’s memorial service at Bible Fellowship Church on 11:30 Thursday, July 24, 2014 located at 725 Oxford Valley Road, Yardley Pa 19067

Internment will be private

 

 

Fr Stefan Wozniczka, OSPPE

It is with deep sadness and regret that we announce the passing of Fr. Stefan (Zenon) Wozniczka, OSPPE. After a long and difficult illness, Fr. Stefan died at the age of 78, on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at the Pauline Fathers Monastery in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

Fr. Stefan was born Zenon Wozniczka on February 26, 1936 in Narama, Poland (Diocese of Kielce). He was the son of John and Marianna (Kluzek). Fr. Stefan  joined the Order of Saint Paul the First Hermit (Pauline Fathers) on August 12, 1952, entering the novitiate in Lesniow Poland. He took his first religious vows on August 13, 1953. From 1955 to 1960 he studied at the Higher Theological Seminary in Warsaw. On June 11, 1960, he was ordained into the priesthood by Bishop Zdzislaw Golinski in Czestochowa Poland. In later years (1965-1970) he also studied Musicology at the Catholic University in Lublin.

After serving as a priest in Poland for thirteen years, Fr Stefan was reassigned by then Father General, Fr Jerzy Tomzimski, and was sent to the United States, arriving in Doylestown, Pennsylvania on July 23, 1973. For the next forty-one years, Fr Stefan served various communities and held several functions. From 1975 to 1978 he served as Rector of Sacred Heart Parish in Verona, Missouri. During two different periods of time (1978-1984 and 1990-2005) he served as Director of the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown. From 1984 to 1990 he was Rector of St. Lawrence Parish in Cadogen, Pennsylvania, as well as the administrator of St. Francis Parish in Ford City, PA.

Fr. Stefan Zenon Woźniczka, OSPPE, received the gift of Holy Orders and considered it his calling to go where he was sent and to serve. For over fifty years, Fr Stefan served God and His people. And he served Our Lady. He continued to serve until the very end. Despite various illnesses and hardships, he spared no time or energy in serving and carrying out his vocation, particularly in dispensing the Sacrament of Reconciliation and in sharing the gifts he received from God.

Fr Stefan will be greatly missed. We pray that Our Lady of Czestochowa, the Mother of our Order, will obtain for him the gift of a Heavenly Jerusalem. May God grant him eternal peace.

Religious and friends are invited to attend a viewing Monday morning, June 23, 2014 at 9:00am at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church (lower church), 654 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA  18901 followed by Father Stephen’s Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am.  Interment, Our Lady of Czestochowa  Cemetery.

Catherine M. Brennan

Catherine M. Brennan of Warminster passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

She is the beloved wife of the late Edward F. Brennan; and devoted mother of Daniel J. Dean (Anne) of Warrington, and Maryann Roeder (Frank) of Warrington. Catherine was the dear grandmother of five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a viewing at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 22, at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 321 Witmer Road, Horsham, followed by a Mass of Christian Burialat 10:15 a.m. Interment will be in Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown.

 

Joseph F. Przyuski passed in peace on May 8, 2014 at the age of 66.  He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Ellen (O’Reilly) Przyuski.  Born in Doylestown, PA in 1947 to the late Josephine (Fachet) and Stanley Przyuski, Joe spent 7 years in seminary school and attended DePaul University in Chicago.  At 20, he joined the US Navy, where he was trained in Spanish language arts and served in Naval Intelligence during the Vietnam War.  Joe worked in many fields during his career, but most enjoyed the freedom and challenges of running his own businesses, including a restaurant, painting business and daycare center.  He enjoyed marathon running, Manhattans and merriment of all kinds.

 

Joe is the loving father of Lisa (Brian) Conley, Joseph (Kate) Przyuski and Nicholas Przyuski and the proud grandfather of Lila, Jack, Elliot and Eloise. Also surviving are uncle John Przyuski and aunt Ethel Fachet, brothers Stan (Terry) Przyuski and Jim Przyuski and sisters Diane (Ron) Watson and Kath (Bob) Stanzione and many cousins, nieces and nephews.  Joe will be remembered by family and friends for his optimistic spirit, conversational ease, quick sense of humor and unflagging generosity.

 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Joe’s Memorial Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, May 10th at 12:00 noon at St. John the Baptist Church, 4050 Durham Road, Ottsville, PA  18942..  All are invited to a reception immediately following the Mass.  The family would prefer memorial donations be made to:  Free To Breathe, 1 Point Place, Suite 200, Madison, WI 53719 or Lung Cancer Alliance, PO Box 418372, Boston, MA 02241.

 

Denise M. Palovcak of Bensalem, PA suddenly passed on peacefully April 24th 2014 at Aria Health, Torresdale division in Philadelphia at the age of 55 with her beloved family by her side.

Denise is the beloved daughter of Francis and Grace nee: McGeer-Dorman.  Denise grew up in Trevose, PA and was a graduate of Bensalem High School Class of 1976.

Denise enjoyed employment as an Account Operation Manager for Xerox for 35 years.  Denise is the dearly loved wife of George J. Palovcak.  Together they celebrated 28 years of marriage.  Denise is the beloved mother of 4 children Jennifer, Jimmy with his wife Cary, Katrina and Alexander.   Denise is the beloved sister of Frank and spouse Mary Dorman of Trooper, PA, Linda Dorman and fiancee Dave of Bensalem, PA and Bill and spouse Lori Dorman of Langhorne, PA.

Denise is the beloved daughter in law of Patricia and the late James Palovcak.  Denise is the beloved sister in law of James jr Palovcak, Patty and spouse Peter ,  John and spouse Gail Palovchak, Nicole Schuster and spouse Tim and Stephen Palovcak .  Denise is the devoted and adoring grandmother of Austin, Phoenix, Devon, and Aubrey.  Denise is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Wakeboarding on the Delaware was one of Denise’s many hobbies. She loved driving her black Mazda Miata and loved being a masterful sewer and avid crafter, creating many beautiful treasures that will be cherished by her loving family.   Denise always will be remembered by all, as a helper and a Mom to many.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a viewing Wednesday evening, April 30th 2014 from 6pm to 9pm at the James J. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc, 2200 Trenton Road, Levittown, PA  19056.

 

 

JOSE ANTONIO SANTIAGO beloved husband of Petra nee: Colon passed away January 31, 2014.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Jose’ viewing from 7:00 pm to 9:oo pm at Dougherty Funeral Home, 2200 Trenton Rd, Levittown, PA  19056  on Wednesday evening, February 5th 2014.   A viewing is also scheduled on Thursday, February 6th 2014  at 9:00 am to 10:00 am at St. Michael the Archangel Church, 66 Levittown Parkway, Levittown, PA  19054 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am.  Interment:  Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Rd, Newtown, PA  18940 at 1:00pm.

 

UPDATED INTERMENT INFORMATION:  Nicole Alexandra Capone of Warminster passed away on December 29, 2013 at the age of 43.

Nicole grew up in NE Philadelphia. She is the beloved daughter of the late Richard and Dolores nee: Malpass Durso and spouse of Carmen Capone of Warminster.  Nicole is the devoted sister of Richard Durso spouse Gina of NE Philadelphia.

Nicole is the beloved mother of four children: Allen Costello, Paolina, Salvatore and Gia Capone.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Nicole’s viewing at 10:00am on Monday morning, January 6th 2014 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 611 Knowles Avenue, Southampton, PA  18966 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am.  Interment:  Resurrection Cemetery, 5201 Hulmeville Rd., Bensalem, PA. 19020, Saturday January 11, 2014 at 1:00pm.

Contributions can be made in Nicole’s memory to the Children’s Education Fund c/o Paolina Capone, Donahue Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1556, Doylestown, PA  18901.

 

Ellen Mary Brigid McHugh

Ellen Mary Brigid McHugh of Ebensburg, PA passed away peacefully on November 1, 2013. A 40 year resident of Jenkintown Borough and mother of eleven children most of whom are graduates from Immaculate Conception Parochial School and Jenkintown High School.

Ellen was born in North Ireland.   She is the beloved daughter of the late Joseph and Matilda nee: McNamee Bradley.

Ellen is the beloved wife of the late John Patrick McHugh.  They married on October 13,1943.

Ellen enjoyed gardening, traveling, and knitting and had a deep dedication to her Catholic Faith.

Ellen is the beloved sister of Hugh Bradley of North Ireland and the late Triona McGurk.

Ellen is the beloved Mother of eleven children, John and spouse Teresa of Houston TX, Joseph and spouse Stephanie of  Phoenixville PA,   Mary Chico and spouse Tony of Phoenixville, PA, Ellen Mesure and spouse Bill of Gwynedd, PA, Triona Gillespie spouse Bill of Jenkintown, PA, James, MD and spouse Cristina of Kintnersville PA, Margaret McHugh M.D. of Johnstown PA, Frank and spouse Donna of Woodlands TX, Tom and spouse Anne of Ambler PA, Anne Boschetto and spouse Rob of Doylestown, PA and Patty Salva and spouse Steve of Riegelsville, PA.  Ellen is the beloved grandmother of thirty-two grandchildren and she is the great grandmother of ten great grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. John the Baptist Church 4050 Durham Road, Ottsville PA 18942 on Thursday, November 7, 2013.  Family will receive relatives and friends at 10:00am followed by Ellen’s Mass of Christian burial at 10:30am.  Interment: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 4001 West Cheltenham Avenue, Philadelphia, PA.  Arrangements made by THE DONAHUE FUNERAL HOME Flourtown, PA.  www.DonahueFuneral.com

 

Ellen C. Strocen

Ellen C. Strocen of Doylestown passed away Wednesday, Oct. 30th, 2013.

She was the daughter of the late Ellen (Hibbs) and Charles T. Strocen.

Ellen is survived by her sister, Judith Ann (Long) Patterson (Glenn), and nephews, Michael and Jason Long.

Ellen was beloved by the late Robert Cronin with whom she shared 25 years.

Ellen was a graduate of Seacrest High School, Fla. and was employed by Caulkins Newspapers for many years.

Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Ellen to the American Cancer Society Road to Recovery, 480 Norristown Rd., Suite 150, Blue Bell PA  19455.  Services will be private

Rose Marie Lavala:

On September 8th, RoseMarie nee (Hutwagner) 75 of Doylestown PA, formerly of Roxborough/Manayunk . Beloved wife of the late John; Dear sister of Jack, Ed Lynne Lane, Alberta Startzel and Michael and the late Joan Mandarano; A loving Aunt and friend to all who knew her. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service Sept 17th 2013, 7:30PM, at Briarleaf Nursing Home 252 Belmont Ave Doylestown, PA 18901.

 

Teresa Plewinski: ENGLISH

The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, September 12th from 4PM to 8PM  at Peter Jarema Funeral Home, 129 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10009.  Family will also receive relatives and friends Friday, September 13th 11AM at St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr Roman Catholic Church on 101 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10009 followed by a mass of Christian burial at 12 noon.  Interment Service: Our Lady of Czestochowa on September 14th at 1PM  654 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA 18901.

Teresa Plewinski: POLISH:

Ś. P.
Z głębokim żalem zawiadamiamy, że 4 września 2013 r. umarła
nasza ukochana mama, doktor medycyny
Teresa Sauer-Plewiński
Wystawienie ciała odbędzie się w czwartek 12 września po południu w godzinach od 4 do 8 w
Peter Jarema Funeral Home, 129 E. 7th St, New York, NY 10009 oraz 13go września od 11 do 12
rano w kościele św. Stanisława na Manhattanie, 101 E. 7th St., New York, NY 10009.
Msza żałobna zostanie odprawiona w piątek 13 września o godzinie 12 w południe. Pogrzeb
odbędzie się w sobotę 14 września o 1 po południu w Amerykańskiej Częstochowie, 654 Ferry
Road, Doylestown, PA 18901.
Pogrążone w smutku dzieci, Magda i Michał Plewinscy, z rodziną.

 

PHYLLIS “COOKIE” M. KOSIK

Phyllis “Cookie” M. Kosik passed on peacefully Friday, August 9, 2013 at the age of 55.  Phyllis is the beloved daughter of Frank and Phyllis nee: Lynch Kosik.

Phyllis grew up in Center City Philadelphia while spending the last 40 years as a resident of BucksCounty.  Phyllis was employed with Dontech Inc Aircraft for 15 years in Doylestown, PA and with Exxon Mobile in Dublin, PA.

Phyllis is the beloved sister of Maryann (Stephen) Gaydos and Robert (Cindy) Foster.  Phyllis is the dearly loved Aunt of Tanya (William) Linhart,  Autumn, Robert and Allen Foster and the adored great aunt to Kinley and Logan Linhart and the late Luke Linhart.

All who knew “Cookie” will remember her as the great conversationalist with a wonderful sense of humor who enjoyed spending time with family and friends making memories.

Phyllis will be missed greatly as she was a kind hearted person who carried a deep love for family and friends, always putting the interests and needs of others first.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 11:00AM at St. John the BaptistChurch, 4050 Durham Road, Ottsville, PA  18942 followed by Phyllis memorial mass at 12:00PM.  Interment:  St. John the BaptistCemetery, Haycock Run, PA.

Contributions can be made to Tanya Linhart c/o Logan and Kinley Linhart, P.O. Box 311, Harleysville, PA  19438.

 

JAMES MICHAEL PALOVCAK

James Michael Palovcak died peacefully on Saturday, August 10, 2013.  He was 79 years young.

He was born in Philadelphia, son of the late Michael Palovcak and Anna Frances Zajac.  He graduated from N. E. Catholic, class of 1952. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1957-59, stationed at Fort Devens, MA.

James was a motorcycle enthusiast, avid hunter and fisherman.  He enjoyed Country Music and playing Guitar.

James is the devoted father of four sons, George (Denise), James M. Jr., John (Gail), Stephen, two daughters Patricia Pingitore (Peter) and Nicole Schuster (Timothy).  A dear brother to Annamay Butterworth and a  loving grandfather of 16 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a viewing Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 10:00AM at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 235 E.State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00AM.  Interment: WashingtonCrossingNationalCemetery, Newtown, PA.

 

KAZIMIERA ZIAJA

Kazimiera passed away in New Jersey on June 19th she was 97.  Her funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine in Doylestown, PA on Monday, June 24th at 12:30.  Interment will immediately follow.

 

 LENORE PATTON CHRIST

Lenore passed away June 1, 2013 just three weeks shy of age 98.  She and her family lived in Abington for over 50 years and for the last nine years she was a resident of New Seasons at New Britain in Chalfont.  She and her husband, Frank, were married for 44 years until his death in 1990.  She was the daughter of Benjamin and Dorothy (Deckert) Patton and mother to Dana (Bonnie), Nancy Herman (Frank) and Todd.  There are five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  Lenore’s siblings, Benjamin Patton and  Dorothy Steigelmann, have preceded her in death.

Lenore, raised in the Olney section of Philadelphia, was a graduate of Olney High School.  She was so proud of the fact that she skipped the seventh grade.  Besides being an excellent student, she studied voice and loved to sing.  Also, very successful in the accounting field, she worked for S.S. Fretz as its treasurer and later for several accounting firms in the Abington area.

An avid golfer, she loved being a part of Horsham Valley Golf Club.  She also enjoyed being with all her lady friends who met there for bridge during the winter months.  After a broken hip she took up residence at New Seasons.  She was happy to be a part of that community and will be remembered for her singing skills and always wanting to share a good joke.

A family service was held in her honor.

 

UPDATED INFORMATION:  THOMAS FRANK “SKI” GAWRONSKI

Thomas Frank “Ski” Gawronski, of Perkasie, PA, died Thursday, May 2, 2013, in Grand View Hospital, West Rockhill Twp., PA. He was 55. Born in Doylestown, PA, he was the son of the late Theodore F. Sr. and Blanche (Neamand) Gawronski. He had a love for nature and the outdoors. His interests also included reading and doing crossword puzzles. He is survived by three daughters, Brandy Park, of Allentown, PA, Nicole Gawronski, of Easton, PA, and Laurie Heminitz and her husband Matthew, of Walnutport, PA; two sons, John Calario and his wife Serena, of Coopersburg, PA, and Thomas T. Gawronski, of Bethlehem, PA; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Timothy and Theodore Gawronski, Jr.; and two sisters, Judy Thatcher and Lucy Gawronski. He was preceded in death by a sister, Dawn Jones. A  memorial will be held this Saturday, June 30th staring at 9 am at pavilion 5 at  Lake Nockamion Park.

 

GINA MARIE PIERCE

Gina Marie Pierce of Hatfield PA suddenly passed Friday, April 19, 2013 into eternal life at the age of 52. Gina Marie’s place of birth was Philadelphia, PA and she is the beloved daughter of John D. and Gina nee: Candelori Pierce. Gina Marie grew up in Norristown and is a graduate of Bishop Kenrick Catholic High School (1978). While pursuing her bachelors’ education at Temple University and Cabrini College (1993) and graduating with a Master Degree from Rosemont (2000), Gina Marie made many friends along the way while pursuing a modeling career, working at Charming Shoppes, Nutrisystem, Harleysville National Bank, Eagle Eye and as a proud journalist for the Times Herald of Norristown.

In the year 2007 Gina Marie fulfilled an unexpected dream with a trip to Hollywood as a guest of a dear friend nominated for an Emmy Award. Gina Marie happily helped carry home the Emmy that night. Gina Marie has always had a great love for the arts, with a special interest in old movies and musicals. Gina Marie enjoyed traveling and traveled to Europe with a memorable stop in Budapest. She is an avid reader and held a special place in her heart for all animals in particular her dearly loved cats, Angel and Noah.
Gina Marie is the beloved sister of Cynthia and spouse Albino Reale of Blue Bell, PA, John and spouse Lorraine Pierce of Havertown, PA and David and spouse Sandra Pierce of Doylestown, PA. She is the beloved Aunt to eight nephews and one niece her Goddaughter, Christina.
Family will receive relatives and friends Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, 2007 New Hope Street, (Johnson Hwy and New Hope Street), East Norriton, PA at 10:00am followed by Gina Marie’s Memorial Mass of Christian burial at 11:00am. Interment will be at St. Patrick Cemetery, Norristown, PA. Family would prefer contributions in Gina Marie’s memory to The Humane Society of the United States: HSUS, Dept MEMIT9, 2100 L St. NW. Washington DC 20037 or http://www.humanesociety.org/. Arrangements by the DONAHUE FUNERAL HOME, Flourtown

 

IRENE E. DSURNEY

Born July 13th, 1927 entered into eternal life on March 22, 2013.  Please call Timothy Ryan Funeral Home, Toms River NJ for burial information, interment march 27, 2013.

 

JACK CAPERS

Born May 25th 1944 entered into eternal life on March 20th, 2013.  Contact our office for more information.

 

LOANNE ADAMS

Born December 9th, 1937 entered into eternal life on March 19th, 2013.  contact our office for more information.

 

BETTY E. BLANCHE:

Born November 10,1928 entered into eternal life March 9, 2013.  A Mass  will be held at Our Lady of Czestochowa on Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA at 10:45am in the cemetery chapel on Wednesday, March 13th.

 

EDWARD SZYPULA:

Edward Szypula of Ottsville passed away peacefully on February 15, 2013 at St. Lukes Hospital at the age of 95.

 

Edward was born on February 14th 1918 in Philadelphia where he grew up in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia.  He is the beloved son of the late Martin and Martha nee: Gomek Szypula.

 

After Edward graduated from High School he entered the U.S. Army and served in Europe in WWII as a Supply Sergeant.

 

After the service Edward returned home and entered the family bakery business started by his dad in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia.  There he continued the well known Szypula Bakery famous for their rye bread.

 

Edward is the beloved husband of the late Agnes nee: Thomas.  They married on April 16, 1950.  They celebrated 47 years together.  Edward and Agnes lived in Philadelphia for may years until his retirement in 1988 where they made the Ottsville area of Bucks County there home.  Sadly Agnes passed away in September of 2000.

 

Edward was a parishioner of St. John the Baptist R.C.Church in Ottsville where Edward volunteered as a weekly counter of the church offerings and Scrip Program.

 

Edward is the beloved brother of George Szypula of Michigan and the late Matthew Szypula and he was the devoted Uncle of 15 nieces and nephews.

 

In Later years Edward lived with his beloved niece Theresa and her husband Elmer Barndt of Bedminster Township.

 

All who knew Edward will remember his engaging sense of humor, his genuine concern for others and his ability to see need and help in anyway possible.

 

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. John the Baptist Church 4050 Durham Road, Ottsville PA 18942 on Wednesday February 20, 2013.  A viewing is scheduled from 11-12noon in the daily chapel followed by Edward’s Mass of Christian burial at 12noon.  Interment Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, Langhorne PA.

 

Arrangements made by THE DONAHUE FUNERAL HOME Flourtown, PA.  www.DonahueFuneral.com

 

Baby Angel E.O

Sadly announcing the passing of baby Angel E. Ortiz on December 30th, 2012, only with us for 4 days at Leigh Valley Hospital.  Beloved son of Robert and Alyssa nee: Vorhauer Ortiz.

 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of the Resurrection celebrated by Father Tony Ripp, MSC and assisted by Deacon Ernie D’Angelo maternal great grandfather.

 

Angel’s family will receive relatives and friends Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 at 10:30AM at St. John the Baptist Church, 4050 Durham Rd, Ottsville, PA  18942 followed by a Mass of the Resurrection at 11:00AM.  Interment will follow at St. John the Baptist Cemetery.