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About Givnish Funeral Homes

On behalf of Life Celebration, I would like to thank you for your trust and provide some information on what you can expect from us. Our goal is simple - to get to know you and your family so we may provide the highest level of care in a way that is best for everyone involved. It is our pledge to do everything we can to provide you peace of mind as your family transitions through the time ahead. Again, thank you for your trust and confidence in us. If you have any questions about your loved one’s care, please do not hesitate to call me at 855-717-5224.

Sincerely,
John F. Givnish


Our Obituaries

Marguerite Rankin

April 3, 1923 - December 9, 2018

Marguerite Rankin, 95, died December 9, 2018 in Furlong, PA. Marguerite was born April 3, 1923 to Alice Leona Rowley and George Preston Boyce in Hiawatha, Utah. She was the oldest of 5 siblings. Preston Leon Boyce (Laura), Carol Jeannine Thomason, Sammy LaRue Asbury and Don Rowley Boyce (Linda). She married Gordon Truman Rankin, February 16, 1957 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Together they raised...
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Marilyn G. Fuccella

December 1, 2018

Marilyn Grace Fuccella, 89, of Lahaska, PA passed away December 1, 2018 at Pine Run Retirement Community in Doylestown, PA surrounded by her loving husband Carl of 69 years and her five children. Marilyn is survived by her only brother, John Gautraud (with wife Ann), her devoted and adoring husband Carl J. Fuccella, and their five children: daughter Donna Bufanda, daughter Pamela Haislet (with...
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Elwood Elliotte Heaney

November 28, 2018

Elwood Elliotte Heaney 84, of Doylestown Pennsylvania, passed away on November 28, 2018 with his loving family by his side. El was born in New Jersey on October 23, 1934. He served his country honorably in Korea as a member of the United States Air Force. He spent 33 years of his career working for Prudential Insurance and took an early retirement, so he could spend time enjoying his family...
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Paul J. Driscoll, Sr.

November 28, 2018

Paul J. Driscoll Sr. of Warminster, formerly of Philadelphia, passed away surrounded by his loving family on November 28, 2018. He was 86 years old. Paul is survived by his beloved wife Dolores M. (nee Deal), his loving children, Brian (Sheryl), Paul Jr. ( Kathleen), Dennis (Peggy), Rita Marie Schmidt, Daniel (Suzanne) and Amy Gillard, dear grandfather of 16. Also surviving are his brother Eddie...
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John W. Eckert

November 28, 2018

Eckert John W., age 87, of New Hope, PA (Buckingham Springs), on Nov. 28, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Jeanne A. (nee Louis) and loving mother of Anita Keefe (the late Robert) and Jack Eckert (Bruce Venarde). Dear brother of the late Raymond (Margaret) and devoted grandfather of Ryan & Nikki. Family and friends are invited to John's Life Celebration, Mon. Dec. 3rd, from 9:30-10:30am, at...
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Ann M. Andrews

November 27, 2018

Dr. Ann M. Andrews of Mechanicsville passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2018. She was 87. Ann was the loved wife of the late Robert Andrews and was blessed to reconnect and find love again later in life with Stephen Smith. She is survived by her sons Robert, Craig (Tina), and Michael (Mindy), and her grandchildren Eric and Zachary. Born in Philadelphia to Frank and Ann Marie Craver, Ann was a...
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Kenneth Albert Bissinger

November 25, 2018

Kenneth Albert Bissinger of Doylestown, passed away suddenly on Sunday, November 25, 2018, in Ocean City, New Jersey, while on vacation, celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday with his family. Ken was 69 years old. He was the loving husband of Vivian Saunders Bissinger for 46 years, having met at Florida Bible College, in Miami, Florida. Ken was born in Abington, Pa., and was the son of the...
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Joan (Hess) Eleanor

November 21, 2018

Joan Eleanor (Hess) 82, died on November 21, 2018 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). She was born in Teaneck, New Jersey to the late Franklin Hess Sr. and Edna Hess. Joan Eleanor (Hess) Twomey lived on Cape Cod for 36 years with her late husband Edward Joseph Twomey. Joan and Edward Twomey volunteered for many years with the Cape Irish Children's Program...
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Wanda Mary Santor

November 6, 2018

Wanda Mary Santor, of New Hope, formerly of Colonia, NJ and Charlotte, NC, passed away on Nov. 6, 2018. She was 93 years old. She worked for many years as a secretary at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals. Wanda was the wife of the late Merle W. and devoted mother of the late Joyce Santor. She was also the dear sister of Lucille Kokoska (Martin) and the late George & Theodore Polanski. ...
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Milton R. Walton

November 5, 2018

Milton R. Walton, of Hilltown, formerly of East Stroudsburg, PA, passed away on Nov. 5, 2018. He was 92 years old. Milton was the husband of Marguerite (nee Propsner). Milt was a 1944 graduate of East Stroudsburg High School and attended East Stroudsburg University. He was a purchasing agent for International Boiler Works for many years. He proudly served his country during WWII, in the...
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Jeanne A. (nee Louis) Eckert

November 5, 2018

Eckert Jeanne A. (nee Louis) age 90 of New Hope, PA (Buckingham Springs), on Nov. 5, 2018. Beloved wife of John W. and loving mother of Anita Keefe (the late Robert) and Jack Eckert (Bruce Venarde). Dear sister of the late Donald Louis and devoted grandmother to Ryan & Nikki. Family and friends are invited to Jeanne's Life Celebration, Tues. Nov. 13th, from 9:30-10:30am, at the Church of...
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Marilyn J. (nee Zawadzki) Davis

November 4, 2018

Marilyn J. Davis (nee Zawadzki) of Buckingham Springs, passed away on Nov. 4, 2018 at Buckingham Valley Nursing & Rehab Center. She was 82 years old. Marilyn was an avid quilter who also loved to garden. She especially enjoyed sitting on with her front porch with her husband, Charles. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Charles D. and her children, Wayne Woodward (Wendy) and Pam...
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David W. King

March 14, 1947 - October 30, 2018

David W. King – March 14, 1947 - October 30, 2018, passed away following complications from a head trauma. David grew up in Hamburg, NY; lived for a time in Milford, Mass and settled with his wife, Aida, in Doylestown, PA for the remainder of his years. He graduated from Thiel College with a Bachelor Degree in Education. Dave was a Teacher of History, Retired Retail Manager and Landscaper. An...
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Steve Lampson

October 29, 2018

Steve Lampson of New Hope, PA passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack on October 29, 2018. He was 58 years old. He was born in Lawton, Oklahoma to Sid and Mary Lampson as the second of four children but grew up outside of Chicago. He had lived in Bucks County for 28 years, but never gave up his love for his hometown. His Cubs, Bears, and Fighting Illini gave him endless joy and angst....
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Herbert C. Donaway

October 26, 2018

Donaway Herbert C., age 90, of Buckingham Springs, formerly of Roxborough, on Oct. 26, 2018. Beloved husband of Catherine E. (nee Kohler) and loving father of Robert Donaway (David Legge) and Kathleen Prevete. Dear brother of the late Dorothy Donaway, Marge Wheatly, Evelyn Rogers, Irma Nail and Virginia Engle. Devoted grandfather to Claudia, Lila and Dominick. Family and friends are...
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Deborah "Debbie" McGann Foley

October 21, 1956 - September 30, 2018

Deborah "Debbie" McGann Foley, 61, of Chalfont, PA, passed away surrounded by her loving family on September 30, 2018. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut on October 21, 1956, she was the daughter of the late William and Alice (nee Adams) McGann. She grew up in Middletown, Connecticut before moving to Pennsylvania in high school. Debbie loved her energetic kitties, a good movie, and an exceptional...
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Henry J. Murray, Jr.

September 20, 2018

Murray, Henry J., Jr., age 85, of Phila., on Sept. 20, 2018. Hank is survived by his beloved wife of 15 years, Kathleen Wallace. He was also the beloved husband of the late Mary and loving father of Kathy Smith (John), Hank (Kelly), Lisa Russo (Vince), Colleen Gledhill (Bill) and the late Mary Ellen (Jack), John Anthony & Joseph. Dear brother of John. Pre-deceased by 3 sisters and 2 brothers....
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Connor Bednarzyk

September 7, 2018

CPT Connor Bednarzyk, US Army Ranger, of Doylestown, Pa., passed away suddenly, Friday, September 7, 2018, near Ft. Benning, GA. He was 25. Born in Fairfax, VA, he was the son of Edward J. and Ruth Donovan Bednarzyk. Connor lived the majority of his life in Doylestown, PA, graduating Central Bucks East High School, class of 2011, where he was a three-sport varsity athlete. Connor is a...
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Francis J. Marano

August 18, 2018

Francis J. Marano, age 90, of Buckingham, Pennsylvania, passed away on August 18th, 2018. He was born in Highland Park, New Jersey and attended St. Paul the Apostle Grammar School, graduating from Highland Park High School in 1946, and from Rider College with an Associate's Degree in Business in 1948. He worked for PSE&G for 33 years. He was ordained a permanent deacon for the Diocese of Metuchen...
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Shirley Mae Craley

June 27, 1936 - July 10, 2018

Shirley Mae Craley passed peacefully on Tuesday July 10th, 2018 at the age of 82 to go be with the Lord. Born June 27th, 1936 in West Point, PA., she spent much of her youth in Royersford and Spring City, PA., before graduating with a nursing degree from the Chester County Hospital School of Nursing. She enjoyed working as an R.N. in obstetrics at Chester County hospital, as well as long...
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William J. Platt, Jr.

June 27, 2018

William J. Platt, Jr., of Perkasie, PA, passed away on June 27, 2018. He was 86 years old. He was the Beloved Husband of Cherie and the devoted father of three daughters, Jennifer Rittler, Carol Lynn Platt & Gwen Holsinger. Loving grandfather of Zachary, Meredith, Holli & Brian, and great-grandfather of 10. He was the brother of the late Morley Kahoe and grandfather of the late, ...
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Bruce E. Roush

June 22, 2018

On 6/22/18 Bruce E. Roush of Lumberville, PA passed away at Doylestown hospital. Bruce is preceded in death by his parents Cecil and MargaretJane Roush of East Liverpool, Ohio and his wife Estella Fortiner Roush. Bruce is survived by his daughter Megan E. Roush of Lumberville PA and his grand daughters Emily Hendricks of Los Angeles, CA and Hailey Caracio of Philadelphia, PA. In 1967...
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Theresa Wiggins

June 14, 2018

Theresa Wiggins, of Newtown, PA, passed away on June 14, 2018. She was 86 years old. Theresa was a very giving woman who loved to garden. She was prayerful and a very devoted wife, sister and Aunt. She was the dear sister of Elizabeth Turner, Samuel Turner & Margaret Seitter (Donald). Theresa was the loving Aunt to many nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Stanley, to...
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Amelia "Millie" Klicka

April 24, 1925 - June 9, 2018

Amelia "Millie" Klicka, 93, of 1621 Easton Road, Warrington, PA passed away Saturday at her residence. She was born in Doylestown, PA on April 24, 1925, the daughter of the late Stephen and Marie Randa. She was the wife of the late Vincent J. Klicka Sr. who predeceased her in September 1978. Second husband Augustine Klicka preceded her in September 1999. She was a loving devoted wife,...
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Donald E. Yocum

June 8, 2018

Longtime Buckingham resident Donald E. Yocum passed away June 8, 2018 at the age of 86. The Korean War veteran and Bristol High School graduate retired from JDM Materials and previously worked for Sylvan Pools. Donald also co-owned the former Vito's Restaurant in Beach Haven, NJ. An avid car enthusiast, he raced at area drag strips in the 1950s and 1960s and once held the NHRA record in "L"...
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Brian Eric Anderson

June 1, 2018

Brian Eric Anderson, 42, passed away on June 1, 2018, surrounded by family and friends. Brian was selfless and loyal, with an uplifting spirit and an infectious smile. He loved his family and friends unconditionally. He found the good in everyone and never spoke ill of anyone. You could always count on Brian to brighten your day. Brian is survived by his daughters Natalie and Isabella, his...
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Melvin T. (Mel) Cook

April 18, 1937 - May 25, 2018

Melvin T. (Mel) Cook, age 81, of New Hope, PA, Havertown, PA, and Hopewell Twp., PA died peacefully on May 25, 2018 surrounded by his loving family at St. Mary's Medical Center in Langhorne, PA under the loving care of Chandler Hall Hospice. Mel was born April 18, 1937 in Hopewell Twp., Aliquippa, PA. He was preceded in death by his Mother, Claire (Billy) and Father Frank (Jickles) Cook. He is...
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Anna Mary Beans

September 5, 1926 - May 21, 2018

Anna Mary Beans. The oldest daughter of Michael and Anna Myatovich, whe was born Sept 5, 1926 in Trenton, NJ. She lived a full and rewarding life of 92 years. She died in her home with her family in Garner, NC, May 21, 2018. She was a devoted Christian, a loving wife & mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was an accomplished executive secretary working in many fields of business....
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Larry Wilson

May 18, 2018

Larry Wilson, of Solebury, PA, passed away on May 18, 2018 at Hunterdon County Medical Center. He was 70 years old. Larry was a retired elementary school teacher, having taught at Robert Hunter Elementary School in Flemington, NJ. He was the son of John & Helen (nee Fecskovics) Wilson. He is survived by his spouse. Family and friends are invited to Larry's Life Celebration, Thursday, May...
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Donna W. Bauer

May 16, 2018

Donna W. Bauer, a resident of Pineville, PA, passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at home with her husband by her side. She was 73. She was the beloved wife of 34 years to David R. Pavlock. Born on March 7, 1945, Donna lived most of her life in Williamsport, PA. She was the daughter of the late John J. and Esther W. (Shotts) Guthrie. She is survived by her three children, K. Philipp...
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Eugene "Gene" Weichman

May 7, 2018

Eugene "Gene" Weichman, of Buckingham, passed away surrounded by love on May 7, 2018, at the age of 86. Gene was predeceased by his parents, Kathryn and Edward Weichman, and his brother Gerald Weichman. He is survived by the love of his life of 44 years, Marilyn Hutchinson Weichman. Gene was the loving father of four children; Kathryn Weichman Markloff (John), Meredith Weichman Gapsis (Ed),...
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Elfriede M. Buntru

May 5, 2018

Buntru Elfriede M., age 89, of Ann's Choice, Warminster, passed away on May 5, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Guenter D. and dear friend of Jim and Judy Mineweaser. Devoted Aunt to many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to Elfriede's Life Celebration, Wed. May 9th, from 10-11am, in the Chapel at Ann's Choice, 30000 Ann's Choice Way, Warminister, and to participate in her...
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Eugene (Gene) W. Dooley

April 30, 2018

Eugene (Gene) W. Dooley passed away peacefully on Monday, April 30, 2018, after a long illness. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Patricia (née Clark). He will be missed by his sister-in-law, Mary Marshall and her husband William, and thirteen loving nieces and nephews. Gene was predeceased by his parents, Mary and John Dooley as well as his brother, John. A graduate of...
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Leander (Lee) P. Tori, Jr.

April 20, 2018

Leander (Lee) P. Tori, Jr. of Holicong passed away April 20, 2018 peacefully at home. He was 89 years old. Lee is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marilyn; son David, and his wife Dee of Lahaska; son Charles of Holicong; son Steven and his wife Kelli of Holicong; grandchildren Jennifer Shick and husband Ryan, Ashley Darby and husband Bryan, and Daniel Tori; and great-grandchildren Cohen and...
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Elizabeth (Bette) Ann Molitoris

April 18, 2018

Elizabeth (Bette) Ann Molitoris, 81, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 surrounded by her loving family at her home in Doylestown, PA. Born in Torrington, CT, she was involved in helping with the family farm and competed in many 4H activities, in addition being crowned Miss Torrington in 1955. After marriage, she enjoyed her life living in Okinawa, New York, Colorado, Florida, Minnesota,...
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Daniel Paul Diaz

April 10, 2018

Daniel Paul Diaz, 1963-2018. Dan, 54 years young, passed away on Tuesday, April 10th from a short two year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Dan leaves a full blessed life that was filled with love, laughter, and lots of fun. His life revolved around his wife of 30 years, Tammy, his children Sarah, Katie, and Joshua, his mother Rosemary,...
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Carole Freitag Zelenevich

April 4, 2018

Carole Freitag Zelenevich passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday April 4, 2018 at the age of 83, following a battle with cancer. Carole Patricia Freitag was born the daughter of the late Carl and Ethel Stine Freitag May 9, 1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Carole was the sister of Evelyn M. Freitag Braun of Deerfield Beach Florida and the late John Freitag (1960). Her...
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Isabel Centurio Franco

April 1, 2018

Isabel Centurio Franco, of Hatfield, PA passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018. She was 53. Born in Lisbon, Portugal she was the daughter of Alberto and Maria Centurio. She earned her Bachelor's degree from Holy Family University and worked at United Electric as an accountant. Isabel loved traveling with her family, and she was...
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Thomas Edward Kroscavage

April 1, 2018

Thomas Edward Kroscavage, of Buckingham, PA passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Doylestown Hospital. He was 77. Born in McAdoo, PA, he was the son of the late Michael C. and Susan (Zembo) Kroscavage. He was retired from U.S. Steel where he worked as a steel worker. After retiring from US Steel Tom took great pleasure in the company of his family and most especially his grandchildren:...
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Jason James Wartman

March 16, 2018

On Friday, March 16, Jason James Wartman, of Pipersville lost his life-long battle with cystic fibrosis. He was surrounded by his family. Jason was given a short shot at life from the very beginning, but never stopped fighting. After a liver transplant at only 19, Jason would continue to fight his illness for over another decade. He is the bravest person any of us have ever known. Jason...
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John "Jack" Berry

March 15, 2018

Berry, John "Jack", passed away Thursday, March 15th surrounded by his loved ones. He displayed unwavering bravery, serving as a marine and a firefighter; he dedicated 32 years of his life to the Philadelphia Fire Department, where he earned the title of Battalion Chief. He was the loving husband of the late Sheila Berry (nee Meehan) for 46 years. He will be remembered as a strong, devoted and...
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Nancy Furtek

March 8, 2018

Nancy (Chapkylo) Furtek, age 88, of Furlong, PA passed away at Holy Redeemer hospice on March 8, 2018. Nancy was born on February 25, 1930 in Philadelphia, PA and grew up in the city with her parents and six brothers and sisters. Nancy married Chester Furtek in 1951. The couple settled in Levittown, PA and raised their daughter, Deborah, there. Nancy and Chester moved to Furlong when their...
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Catherine M. Hagarty

March 7, 2018

Catherine M. Hagarty of Doylestown, formerly of Delaware County, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. She was 89. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Catherine was the daughter of the late Arnold Bulterman, Jr. and Kathryn Bulterman. She graduated from Notre Dame High School, Moylan in 1946. Catherine was the beloved wife of the late Henry F.; loving mother of Robert (Maureen), Anne M. Cappelli,...
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Theresa D. Cerulli

March 3, 1919 - March 4, 2018

Theresa D. Cerulli passed away on March 4, 2018 at the age of 99. Recently of Doylestown, PA, Theresa was born on March 3, 1919 in New York City to Pietro and Corsina DiGirolamo and was raised in the Bronx. She married her true love, Joseph Cerulli, on March 3, 1957. Theresa and Joseph raised their family in Scarsdale, NY, where they resided for over 40 years. Theresa was preceded in death by...
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Timothy Stager

October 16, 1984 - March 2, 2018

Timothy Stager of Philadelphia passed away suddenly on March 2, 2018 at the age of 33. Born on October 16, 1984 in Erie, PA, he was the son of Denis Stager (Carol) and Kathleen Cox (John). He leaves behind sister Caitlin (Jeff), brother Patrick (Shannon), step-sister Michelle Cox (Eliza) and step-brothers Brian Cox (Leslie) and Tristan Cox (Mary). In addition to many beloved aunts, uncles and...
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Diana M. DelGuidice

June 18, 1945 - March 2, 2018

Diana M. DelGuidice of Lansdowne, PA, died on Friday March 2, 2018. Diana was born June 18, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Philadelphia, PA. She was a 1963 graduate of South Philadelphia High School and pursued a career in the healthcare industry, encompassing Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA and retiring from Delaware County Memorial Hospital, Upper Darby, PA...
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Josephine Ellen (Nee) White

February 15, 2018

On February 15, 2017, a beautiful day in February, Josephine Ellen White (Nee) went to heaven to be with the love of her life, Thomas (Tom) Mack. Loving mother to David (Kathie) and Elizabeth. Proud Grandma to Gregory Thomas and Timothy James. She was a strong, beautiful, wonderful woman who loved to make everyone laugh, sometimes to tears. She was the funniest, kindest and warmest person most...
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Louise Anne Carey

February 15, 2018

Louise Anne Carey passed away February 16, 2018 at the Community at Rockhill in Sellersville.  She was 79 years old.  Raised in Carversville, she was the daughter of Henry S. Carey, Sr. and Mildred Spielman Carey. Graduating from New Hope Solebury High School and Wilson College, she devoted her life to helping others, working for the City of New York as a social worker until her retirement. ...
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Catherine Novroski

February 13, 2018

Catherine Novroski, 84, of Quakertown, PA, formerly of Eatontown, NJ, died Tuesday, February 13th at Abington Hospital. "Kay", as she was most commonly known, was born in Wilkes Barre, PA, the daughter of the late Mary (Kobuta) and Michael Chuyko, and wife of the late Francis Novroski. She worked as a production machinist for 25 years for Lilly Tulip and S.S. White, both of Holmdel, NJ before...
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Mary Lou C. Chianese

December 10, 1935 - January 31, 2018

Mary Lou C. Chianese, age 82, passed away, January 31, 2018, at her long time residence, in New Hope, Pennsylvania. She was born in Norfolk, Virginia December 10, 1935, to the late Jack Clayton Curtis and Gertrude Rush Curtis. Mary Lou attended Norfolk Catholic High School, and Catholic University, before obtaining her Bachelors from Gwynedd Mercy College and Master's from Trenton State...
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Alice "Sis" (nee Peffer) Stauffer

January 30, 2018

Alice "Sis" Stauffer (nee Peffer) of Kintnersville, passed away on Jan. 30, 2018. She was 85. She was born in 1933, the daughter of William and Mary Alice Peffer (nee Daniels). She grew up and worked for Kollsman Motors in Dublin, Eastern Rotocraft in Doylestown and R. Funk & Co. in Doylestown. She was also a founding member of Palisades Community Bible Church in Revere. Alice was the wife...
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Jane Elizabeth Kengeter, BA

January 24, 2018

Jane Elizabeth Kengeter, BA, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, a true humanitarian, gardener, and shepherdess, died on January 24, 2018, at the Meadow Lakes Community, at the age of 95. Jane was born in Newark, New Jersey, daughter of Timothy and Elsie Hoops. Jane received her BA in Latin from Wheaton College. She proudly and selflessly served her community in many significant...
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Austin Tyler Brown

January 19, 2018

On Friday, January 19, 2018, our precious and awesome son, Austin Tyler Brown, was called home to be with his Heavenly Father. He was 22. Austin was born to John and Rita Brown in Meadowbrook, PA at Holy Redeemer Hospital and was the light and joy of our lives. Growing up, Austin had a wicked sense of humor and razor sharp wit. His fun-loving nature, sense of adventure and creativity always...
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Shaelee Tatum Black

January 30, 1997 - January 14, 2018

On Sunday, January 14, 2018, our beautiful, precious, daughter, Shaelee Tatum Black, age 20, was called home to be with our Heavenly Father. Shaelee was born January 30, 1997 to her loving mother and father, Sharon Thiessen Black and Andrew Black III, at Doylestown Hospital, Doylestown, PA. She was welcomed by her big brother, Andrew Black IV. Shaelee was home educated by her mother due to...
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Robert R. Bridge

January 12, 2018

Robert R. Bridge, age 90, of Newtown, PA passed away on Jan. 12, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Virginia A. (nee Carlson) and loving father of Lisa A. Bridge. Robert was a retired Vice President of Donuts Galore, who also served his country proudly in the US Navy. His kindness was appreciated by everyone . Talented beyond means...His boyhood was spent on the sand mounds of Philly. An avid...
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David R. Danner

January 27, 1984 - January 10, 2018

David R. Danner, former resident of New Hope passed away at 33 years of age on January 10, 2018. David was born January 27, 1984 in Jacksonville, Florida and was the beloved son of Mr. & Mrs. David W. Danner. David was a graduate of NHS High and served in the USMC during Iraqi Freedom. He is survived by his sister Jennifer L. Slizewski of Doylestown and his daughter Little Miss Brighton W....
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Hazel Kathleen Elethia Knight

January 8, 2018

Mrs. Hazel Kathleen Elethia Knight joyfully joined her late husband Rev Dr. John Knight at the feet of Jesus January 8th,2018. Her children and grandchildren rejoice in this reunion as Hazel lived each day for the glory of Her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in whose presence she now rests. Born to Asley and Amy (Johnston) Yates on May 29th, 1934 in Black River Westmoreland Jamaica, she was the...
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Alice L. Wiggins

December 30, 2017

Alice L. Wiggins, of Milford Square, PA, formerly of Newtown, Forest Grove and Doylestown, PA, passed away on December 30, 2017 at home with her family by her side. She was 98. Upon graduating from Rider College in 1941 Alice began a career working at the Johnsville Naval Air Development Center in Warminster, PA which would last 50 years. She is survived by her nieces, Nancy Quirk, Cathy...
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Robert LeRoy Ellison

December 31, 1965 - November 11, 2017

Robert LeRoy Ellison, age 51, died suddenly from complications of type 1 diabetes on Saturday, November 11, 2017.  Bob was born in Phoenix, Arizona on December 31, 1965. He grew up in Phoenix and spent much of his adult life there. A graduate of Arcadia High School in Phoenix (1983) Bob was the most accomplished musician in his class, playing trumpet and keyboard. Playing and listening to...
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Ernest Wilson O'Brien

December 12, 1936 - October 13, 2017

Ernest Wilson O'Brien, age 80, died peacefully at home surrounded by loving family on Friday, October 13, 2017. He was born December 12, 1936, in Philadelphia, PA to Elsie Wilson O'Brien Fox and Thomas J. O'Brien. At the time of his death he resided in Solebury Township, PA where he was a resident for the last 30 years. Ernest, proudly, served in the US Navy for 3 years from 1954 to 1957. ...
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John P. "Jack" Cunningham, Jr.

October 10, 2017

John P. Cunningham, ​Jr., ​known as Jack, of New Hope, PA since 1976, passed away on Tuesday, October 10 after a short illness.  He was spry 90 years old. Born April ​20, 1927 in Germantown, PA, ​to Rose Anna ​(​nee Lee​)​ and John P. Cunningham, Sr., ​Jack served in the U.S. Navy for over 40 years, 24 years in active duty, attaining the rank of Chief Petty Officer E7...
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Jeanne Pfeiffer

September 27, 1922 - September 30, 2017

Jeanne Pfeiffer, of Quakertown, passed away on September 30, 2017, at Independence Court. She was 95 years old. She was born on Sept. 27, 1922 to Alfred J. & Mae A. Smith, in New York City. Jeanne worked for many years in finance as a CPA. She is survived by her son Frank and his wife Joy Pray of LaPlace, LA, son Albert Pray of Quakertown, PA, Sandy Alderfer of Quakertown, PA, her...
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George Dawson McDaniel, Jr.

July 19, 1942 - September 24, 2017

George Dawson McDaniel, Jr., 75, passed away at Doylestown Hospital after a long illness the morning of Sunday, September 24th, while in the companionship of his family. Born in White Plains, NY, on July 19, 1942, Mr. McDaniel grew up in Bronxville, NY, and was the son of the late George and Adela McDaniel. He graduated from Bronxville High School in 1960, and went on to obtain his B.A. in...
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Cosmo Damien Bitetti

September 24, 2017

Cosmo Damien Bitetti died on September 24, 2017 in New Hope, PA. For 93 years he embraced life with gusto and with deep appreciation for the joys and pleasure of life. His humor, quick intelligence, curiosity and charisma will leave a lasting impression on those who knew him. "Cos" is loved, mourned and celebrated by his six daughters and their families, including 16 grandchildren, and many...
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Fred F. Reimer

September 17, 2017

Fred F. Reimer, Jr. of Doylestown, died Sunday September 17, 2017 at his residence. Fred was 65 years old and died suddenly of a heart attack. He was a lifelong resident of Doylestown and worked as a mechanic for Star Lawnmower in Jamison. Fred is survived by his wife of 47 years Diane G. (nee Rehm), his two sons; Steven Reimer (Kathryn) of Perkaise, and Christopher Reimer (his fiancé...
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Maria M. Wolford

September 8, 2017

Maria M. Wolford, age 80, of Warrington, formerly of Phila, passed away on Sept 8, 2017. Beloved wife of the late William T., Jr. and loving mother of Angela Wombough and Brian Wolford (Dawn). Grandmother of Ken Magnier (Amanda), Bianca Wombough, Brooke and Brian Wolford & Great-grandmother of Kenny Magnier. Family and friends are invited to Maria's Life Celebration, from 9:30-10:30am, Sat....
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Eva Louise McCusker

September 5, 2017

Eva Louise McCusker, of Furlong, PA passed away on Sept 5, 2017 at home, with her family by her side. Eva is survived by her children, Sandra Kelchner (David), Kevin McCusker (Debi) & Sharon Hutcheon; 7 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren & 1 great-great grandchild; she is also survived by her dear friend and companion, Len States. Eva was preceded in death by her husband, Edward,...
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Edith Lois (Charters) nee Paget Birum

August 29, 2017

BIRUM, EDITH LOIS (CHARTERS) nee PAGET of Carversville, PA and Marmora, Ontario died suddenly on August 29, 2017, two days before her 91st birthday. Beloved wife of the late Herbert Lamont Birum, Jr. She is survived by her children: Robert Charters, Catherine (Charters) Halper (Dr. Jeff Farber), Ken Charters, Dori (Charters) Caroll (Scott) and Barbara (Birum) Lance (George); nineteen...
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Rebecca E. "Betty (nee Neill) Kausch

August 22, 2017

Rebecca E. Kausch "Betty" (nee Neill), of Mechanicsville, passed away on August 22, 2017 at Pine Run Health Center in Doylestown. She was 78 years old. Betty worked many years ago for Bell Telephone, where she was a Supervisor. At home, she enjoyed caring for her garden and as recently as just a few weeks ago, she cut her own lawn. Betty is survived by her sister, Susan Juckniewitz, nieces,...
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Edward O'Connor

August 4, 2017

Edward O'Connor of New Hope, PA, passed away on August 4, 2017 at age 74. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Lillian (nee McBath) O'Connor, son Michael and his wife Rachel Cox O'Connor, daughter Kathleen and husband Joseph Borthwick and four grandchildren: Adele and Casey O'Connor, Erin and Maya Borthwick. Ed was born in Jersey City, NJ and raised in Newark, NJ; he moved to New...
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Theresa Nixon

July 16, 2017

Theresa Nixon passed away peacefully on July 16, 2017. She was 95. Theresa was born on May 11 in 1922 to her parents, Enrico Guerra and Rose (Bianco). She married Harold (Nick) Nixon in 1967. Theresa worked for General Electric while her husband Nick worked as an engineer. The Nixons spent many years in Syracuse, New York and later lived in Las Cruces, New Mexico.  Theresa was generous,...
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Doris M. Lawrence

July 11, 2017

Doris M. Lawrence, of New Hope, passed away on July 11, 2017 at Doylestown Hospital with her family by her side. She was 85 years old. Doris was the wife of the late Charles M. and mother of Mary L. Phillips (Robert), Robert W. (Heidi), Nancy E. Yeager (David L.) & Charles M., Jr. (Maura). She is survived by 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson. She was pre...
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Lynda Louise (nee Beadle) Deutsch

July 8, 2017

Lynda Louise (Beadle) Deutsch of New Hope left this world peacefully surrounded by those she loved most on July 8, 2017. She was 66. Lynda was preceded in death by her parents, Orville and Elizabeth Louise (Armstrong) Beadle and grandmother Bessie Vernon (Hensil) Beadle. She is survived by her loving husband Harry to whom she was married for 46 wonderful years; sons Brian Armstrong, married...
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Dennis J. McFadden

June 27, 2017

Dennis J. McFadden, of Doylestown passed away unexpectedly, peacefully with his family by his side Tuesday June 27, 2017. He was 78. Dennis is survived by his wife Anita (Agnes Holt) McFadden; Children, Dennis J. McFadden, III (Eileen) of Glenside, Margaret Jean Cross (Peter) of Honolulu, Susan Elizabeth Quirk (John) of Glenside and John H. McFadden (Jennifer) of Doylestown. He is also...
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Marion E. Shetzley

June 27, 2017

Marion E. Shetzley passed away peacefully at Wesley Enhanced Living, Doylestown on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 with family by her side. A few weeks shy of 91, she was born in Philadelphia on July 16, 1926, the daughter of Hope and Hope Morrison Conkle. She was preceded in death by her sister Grace and her beloved husband of 63 years, Carl. After graduating from West Philadelphia High School, she...
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John M. Welsh

June 21, 2017

John M. Welsh, of Pineville, passed away on June 21, 2017 at his home in New Hope following a lengthy illness. He was the son of John Joseph Welsh and Dorothy Walker Welsh (Worthington). He was the beloved husband of Agnes Dohan Welsh for 49 years, father of Mary Elizabeth (Welsh) Osbeck (Jason) and grandfather of Elizabeth Anne Osbeck and John Welsh Osbeck. He is survived by his sister...
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Emily Benkovich

August 21, 1927 - May 30, 2017

Emily Benkovich New Hope, PA – Emily Benkovich, a longtime resident of New Hope, PA, formerly of Toms River, NJ and Rahway, NJ, passed away of natural causes surrounded by her family on May 30, 2017, at Christ Home, Warrington. She was predeceased by her loving husband Paul, of 56 years whom she married in 1947. Born August 21, 1927, in Elizabeth, NJ, the daughter of Mary and John...
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John J. "Jack" O'Connor

May 22, 2017

O'Connor John J., "Jack", age 87, of Lansdale, PA on May 22, 2017. Beloved husband of Rita M. (nee McBride) and loving father of Caroline E. Garrison (Brad), Rita V. O'Connor, John M. (Staci), Jennifer A. Sinkinson (Jeff) and James J. Devoted Pop Pop of Carrie, Connor, Nicolle, Alexander, Taylor, Reid, Rory, Christian & Caitlin. Dear brother of Anne Bulik (Al). Jack proudly served his country...
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Timothy P. Michael

May 6, 2017

Timothy P. Michael, of New Hope, PA, age 54, passed away on May 6, 2017. Tim was a life- long educator & coach. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary (nee Gregal), his devoted son, Weston, his sister, Melissa O'Kelly (William) and his dear mother, Betty. Tim was pre-deceased by his father, Raymond V., and brother, Kevin. Family and friends are invited to Tim's Life Celebration, from 6...
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Frederick "Fred" Martin

April 13, 2017

Frederick "Fred" Martin, age 62, passed away on April 13th, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Preceded in death by his parents John Joseph Martin and Partricia Louise Fisher. Fred is survived by his wife, Aida Soto-Martin, his son Freddy (Fred Jr.), step-son Danny Soto, brothers John Jr., Thomas, Edward, George, Steve, his sister Patricia, and two grandchildren Adriana and Matthew. Family...
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Brian A. Sigman

March 26, 2017

Brian A. Sigman, of New Hope, passed away on Sunday, March 26th, at Doylestown Hospital with his wife at his side. Brian was married to Ursel (nee Kawlowski) for 46 years. They met while Brian was stationed in Germany while serving in the United States Army. Brian was the Past Commander of American Legion Post 79 in New Hope where he was presently serving as Home Assn. President. He was also...
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Anna M. Marano

March 26, 2017

Anna M. Marano (Recchia), age 89, of Buckingham, Pennsylvania, passed away on March 26, 2017. She was born in Franklin Township, New Jersey and graduated from Bound Brook High School in 1946. She worked at the Daily Home News for 10 years and for the Boy Scouts of America for 12 years. Anna was a very loving person. Her whole life was devoted to her church and family. In her previous parish,...
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Mary Bullen

March 21, 2017

Mary Bullen, of Chalfont, PA, formerly of Levittown, PA, passed away peacefully on March 21, 2017. Mary was the loving wife of the late Stephen "Jack" Bullen, with whom she immigrated here from Cornwall, England following World War II. She was the devoted mother to Catherine Bullen and Judith Toland (Jack) and dear granny to Matthew, Sean & Jennifer. Mary is also survived by her sister, Lily...
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John Robert Watson

March 19, 2017

John Robert Watson, known as a "renaissance man," inspiring friends and family with his unwavering strength, patient and loving dedication to his family on both coasts, and adventurous spirit, passed away peacefully at home in Portland, OR on March 19, 2017 at the age of 91. John was the spirited youngest of six children born to David M. and Anna (Forster) Watson on May 23, 1925 in Elkins Park...
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Vera Radovich

March 15, 2017

Vera Radovich of Buckingham, PA passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Buckingham. She was 93. Vera was born in Orel, Russia and was the daughter of late Ul'yana Kazakova and Yefim Kazakov. She immigrated to the United States from Vinkovci, Croatia in 1958 and resided in Brooklyn, NY. She relocated to Buckingham, Pa in 2001 to be near her son. She was a survivor of a labor camp during...
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Patricia J. Noone

March 10, 2017

Patricia J. Noone, passed away on March 10, 2017 at her home with her family by her side. Pat was born in Meshoppen, PA. Patricia had a passion for not only teaching but learning as well. She was a career RN who also taught nursing for over 30 years at Bucks County Community College. Patricia attended Wyalusing Valley Joint High School, Nesbitt Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Gwynedd...
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John Edward Newton Knight

December 15, 1921 - March 7, 2017

"Knight, If the Lord has called you, you have got to go!"  On March 7th 2017, the Lord Jesus issued his second call to the REV. DR. JOHN EDWARD NEWTON KNIGHT. At the age of 95 he was called to his heavenly home after a short, but aggressive battle, with appendix cancer.  As was fitting for this musician who loved the Lord and sought daily to give honor and glory to him, John departed from this...
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Mary G. Lincks

March 1, 2017

Mary G. Lincks of Buckingham, Pennsylvania, formerly of Pinehurst, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on Wednesday March 1, 2017. She was 89 years young. She was the beloved wife of the late William A. Lincks with whom she shared over 40 years of marriage. Born in West New York, New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late Carlo and Ernestina (Ceritelli) Pergola. She graduated from...
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Joseph Semon

February 14, 2017

Joseph Semon passed away on Feb. 14th, at 93 years old. Joe was born in Pennsylvania & grew up in Green Point, Brooklyn. He was one of ten children. He lived in West Hempstead, Long Island for 45 years before retiring to Buckingham, Pa in 1996. He is survived by his loving wife Marion of 72 yrs, daughter's Carol (Paul) Toth, Lauren (Andy) Rizzo & son Joseph, 2 grand daughters, Paula (Lake...
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John Kenneth Fratrik

March 2, 1968 - February 10, 2017

John Kenneth Fratrik, 48, of Warrington, PA, went to be with his lord Friday, February 10, 2017. Born March 2, 1968, in Doylestown, PA, son of the late Kenneth and Joy (Grater) Fratrik. Preceded in death by his nephew, Kevin Potter. Survived by his sister, Sherry Fratrik, and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. John grew up on Ferry Road in Point Pleasant and attended Central Bucks...
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Ralph J. Papandrea, Sr.

February 5, 2017

Ralph J. Papandrea, Sr., 88, of New Hope, PA passed away Sunday, February 5, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his family. Ralph was born in Locri, Italy and came to the United States at the age of 18. He served in the US Army, became a proud US citizen and settled in the Philadelphia area. He first worked as a tailor, then a shipyard worker. He attended television repair school at night and...
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Harry C. Fegley, V.M.D.

December 29, 1926 - January 19, 2017

Harry C. Fegley, V.M.D. died at his home in Jamison, PA on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, after a long illness. He was ninety years old. Born in Sunbury, PA on December 29, 1926, Dr. Fegley was the second of three sons born to the late William Fegley and Nettie (nee Haggy) Fegley. He was also a devoted husband to Carol (nee Hill) Fegley to whom he had been married for nearly sixty years. Dr...
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Jack Edward Richardson

November 12, 1924 - January 17, 2017

Jack Edward Richardson, most recently of Dublin, PA, passed away peacefully on January 17, 2017. He was born on November 12, 1924 in Iowa Park, Texas. Jack was pre-deceased by his loving wife and best friend, Evelyn (Hummel) Richardson. Jack proudly served as the navigator of a B-24 in the air force of the 8th Army Air Corps during WWII in the European Theater. He was recalled to serve in...
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Norman W. Hottensen

January 16, 2017

It is with great sadness that, Norman W. Hottensen of Buckingham, suddenly passed away on January 16, 2017, at age 52. He is survived by his mother and father Edna (Love) and Norman Hottensen, sister and brother-in law, Susanne (Hottensen) and John Foik. Norman William was a compassionate, caring individual and will be sadly missed by family and friends. Relatives and friends are invited...
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Charles W. Livezey, Jr.

January 15, 1917 - January 15, 2017

It is with great sadness that on his 100th birthday, Charles W. Livezey, Jr. left us here on earth. Born January 15, 1917 passed on January 15, 2017. Charles was born on the family farm, 5801 Ridge Road, New Hope, PA. Lived there his whole life until needing assisted living at New Seasons at New Britain. The son of Elsie (Stoop) Livezey and Charles W. Livezey, Sr. Charles was pre-deceased by...
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Helen D. Simpson

December 26, 1925 - January 14, 2017

Helen D. Simpson, 91, of New Hope, PA, passed away on Saturday, January 14th, 2017. Her four children spent that afternoon with her, giving her love and support and helping her pass peacefully. Born December 26th, 1925 in Greenwich, CT, to Helen Eastwick and William D'ath Davies, Helen graduated from Rosemary Hall, Colby College, and earned a Master of Education from Trenton State College....
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Mary A. Devlin (Reeves)

January 10, 2017

Mary A. Devlin (nee Reeves), of Dublin, PA formerly of Phila, passed away on January 10th surrounded by her family, at the age of 101. She was an avid knitter and lover of animals. She is survived by her children, Mary D. McHenry, Charles F. Devlin, III (Elizabeth) and Carol Sandrow. She was Nana to 9 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Mary was pre-deceased by her husband, Charles F....
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Joseph A. Sotack

December 29, 2016

Joseph A. Sotack, 76, a long time resident of Solebury, PA, died Thursday, Dec.29th at Doylestown Hospital. He was the husband of Wanda L. (Mayo) Sotack. The couple would have celebrated 52 years of marriage in January 2017. Born in Hazelton, he was the son of the late Joseph and Pauline (Pushkar) Sotack. In 1966 he earned his B.S. in Biology from King's College. He was employeed by...
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Paul R. Lewis

February 3, 1944 - December 10, 2016

Paul R. Lewis of Fountainville, Pennsylvania passed away on December 10, 2016 at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia. Born in Bensalem Township, PA on February 3, 1944, Paul was the son of the late George and Florence (Lutz) Lewis. Paul and his wife Sandra (Mill) were high school sweethearts, originally meeting while riding the school bus to Central Bucks High School. They were...
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Gary A. Schroeder

December 8, 2016

Gary A. Schroeder of Solebury, PA died suddenly in the early hours of December 8, 2016. He is survived by his loving family, including parents, Tom and Cory Schroeder of Solebury and Mary and Bob Noss of Mechanicburg, PA; his sisters, Rhonda McQuail (Jim) and Christy McKenna (Mike); his 'son', Christian Saylor; and nieces and nephews, Cory, Sage, Riley, Anna, Ivy and Stella. He was proud of his...
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