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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.

John F. Givnish

Our Obituaries

Karen L. Barr

January 21, 2022

Karen L. Barr (nee Stoppel) 62 of Bensalem passed away peacefully on January 21, 2022. Beloved wife of the late Amos M. Barr, Jr. Loving mother of Andrew M. Barr (Tyler Zeoli) and Brian M. Barr (Nefertiti Jenkins). Step-mother of Amy Eshelman (Zeb) and Amos M. Barr, III (Leslie). Dear sister of Leslie Love (Ian), Sharon Jankowitsch (John) and Kristine Burns (Thomas). Karen enjoyed spirited...
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Madeline W. Kerns

January 17, 2022

Madeline W. Kerns of Newtown, PA, passed away Monday, January 17, 2022, at the age of 91. Born in Newtown, PA to the late William W. and Laura R. Wiggins. Madeline is survived by her children, Charyl (David) Hills and Frank B. Kerns III, and her grandchildren Laura (Kyle) McHugh and David W. Hills. Services for Madeline will be held privately at the request of her family. Interment will be...
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Howard C. Bailey

December 9, 1930 - January 15, 2022

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Howard Charles Bailey, of Newtown, PA on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at the age of 91 years. Howard was born in Bristol, Bucks County, and was the son of the late George P. Bailey, Sr., and Helen M. (Simon) Bailey. Howard aka "Duffy" or "Beatle" graduated from Bristol High School in 1949 where he participated in track, football,...
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Dolores M. Schwartz

January 14, 2022

Dolores M. Schwartz passed away peacefully on January 14, 2022, surrounded by her family. She was 91 years old. Dolores was the beloved wife to the late Benedict J. Schwartz, mother to the late Benedict Schwartz Jr., and daughter to the late Charles and Helen (nee Bulger) Costello. Dolores leaves behind her loving children; Dolores Good (late Al), Bernadette Harding (Bill), Regina Beck,...
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Rosemary M O'Keefe

July 20, 1945 - January 6, 2022

Rosemary O'Keefe (nee Moraghan) of Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania passed away at home on January 6, 2022 after a courageous battle with cancer. Rosemary was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Louise and Edward Moraghan. Rosemary is survived by many loving friends. She graduated from Little Flower High School in Philadelphia. Rosemary had a long career in customer service and was retired...
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Doris W. Randolph

June 23, 1939 - January 2, 2022

Doris W. Randolph, age 82, of Holland, PA, stepped on board the Gospel Ship January 2nd, 2022 on a glorious Sunday morning with her family by her side. Born in Philadelphia, PA., Doris, along with her parents Helen and John Wilson and sisters moved to Newtown at the age of eight, joining her maternal grandparents. When not at home with her family, her favorite place to be was in church. She...
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Guy P. DiMascia

January 5, 1954 - December 30, 2021

Guy Peter DiMascia, of Wrightstown, PA, "formerly a resident of Philadelphia, PA for 60 years", passed away on Thursday, December 30, 2021. Guy was born on January 5, 1954, to the late Domenico and Lauretta (née Tartaglione) DiMascia in Macchia d'Isernia, Province of Isernia in the Molise Region of Italia. Guy graduated from Northeast Catholic High School for Boys in 1971 and attended Drexel...
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Linford H. Bethman

February 12, 1940 - December 28, 2021

Linford H. Bethman, 81, of Newtown, PA died unexpectedly on December 28, 2021, at home with family by his side. Born in Abington, PA, Lin was a lifelong Newtown resident. Lin was a lifelong mechanic and business owner. He had worked at Agway and Bill Marsh Ford before starting his own business on Sycamore Street. He purchased and moved his business to Washington Ave in 1972. Lin is an avid...
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Vicki Kay Jones

October 15, 1951 - December 27, 2021

Vicki Kay Jones, age 70, of Newtown, PA passed away on December 26, 2021, peacefully at her home, surrounded by her loved ones. Beloved wife of the late Herman Jones, devoted mother of Kyle Neal Jones and Corey David Jones. She is the proud grandmother of Preston, Jordan and Jeremai. She leaves behind her brother David Johnson and his wife Kathy and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Vicki...
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Scott E. Conrad

July 20, 1962 - December 23, 2021

Scott E. Conrad, 59, of Richboro, PA died on December 23, 2021 at St. Mary Hospital. Born in Abington, PA, Scott was a former longtime Newtown resident. Scott attended Council Rock High School and was long time truck driver. He delivered concrete for JDM Materials for over 20 years. Scott is the son of the late Theodore Conrad and he is survived by his mother Margaret Pettyjohn Conrad and his...
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Merbin Andres Carattini

December 26, 2002 - December 14, 2021

With deepest sorrow we announce that our beloved son Merbin Andres Carattini, passed away suddenly on December 14, 2021. Although only 18 at the time of his death, Andres affected many people in his lifetime. Those who knew Andres, even just a little, lost a shining light in their lives.  Andres will be missed everyday by his mother, Maritere Carattini, his father, Merbin Carattini, his older...
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Ione Mella

February 6, 1932 - December 13, 2021

Ione Mella, 89, of Newtown, PA died on December 13, 2021 at the home of her daughter. Born in the Dominican Republic, Ione is a former resident of Puerto Rico before moving to Tennessee and then to Newtown. Ione enjoyed singing, painting nature and traveling the United States, Central and South America with her family. Ione is the wife of the late Dr. Ernesto E. Sanchez and mother of the...
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David A. Dill

December 13, 2021

David A. Dill, 70 of Yardley passed away on December 13, 2021. Beloved husband of Cheryl Eastman Dill. Loving father of Stephanie C. Dill and Andrea P. Terril (Parker). Grandfather of Ava and Ilsa. Dear brother of Priscilla Carroll, Brenda Troup (Kenneth), Noel Dill (Susan), Ward Dill (Wendy), Kenneth Dill (Cheryl), Carol Herts (Kenneth) and Eleanor Taylor (David). Also survived by numerous...
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Donald E. Abell

December 9, 2021

Donald E. Abell, 97 of Newtown, PA passed away peacefully on December 9, 2021. Preceded in death by his loving wife Geraldine (Sivori) and father of Lynn Abell and Peter (Christine) Abell. Don was born in Pitcairn, PA on October 20, 1924, to George Lester and Erma (Coleman) Abell and brother to George Lester Jr. Don started his engineering education at Carnegie Institute of Technology (CIT)...
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Thomas D. Inskeep

August 26, 1955 - December 7, 2021

On December 7th, 2021, following a four year struggle with Lewy Body Dementia, Thomas Day Inskeep joined God's side while surrounded by his family at home. Tom was born on August 26th, 1955 to Robert and Fannie Mae Inskeep in Albion, Illinois. He graduated from high school in Danville, Indiana, and later the Indiana University School of Business after which he passed his CPA exam. Tom began...
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David M. Rozzi

December 7, 2021

David M. Rozzi, 65, of Newtown, PA died on December 7, 2021 at St. John Neuman Center, Philadelphia. Born in Uniontown, PA, David was a Newtown resident for over 50 years. David is a graduate of Council Rock High School, Class of 1974 where he played soccer. He loves sports and is an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins fan. David is a retired postal carrier from the USPS after 35 years of...
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Terri Lynn Wilson

April 10, 1963 - December 6, 2021

Terri Lynn Wilson, age 58, entered eternal rest on December 6, 2021 at her home in Bensalem, PA. Born April 10, 1963 to Helen and Charles Wilson, Terri was the youngest of six girls. She and her best friend, Gayle, also her niece were just five months apart in age. As children they were inseparable. Terri grew up in Newtown, PA, and became a member of Macedonia Baptist Church at a young...
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Maryann McClister

October 27, 1938 - December 2, 2021

Maryann McClister (nee Stanford), passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 2, 2021. She was 83 years young. Maryann was born on October 27, 1938, in Somerville, NJ to the late Leland Elton and Margaret Mary Stanford. She moved to Bucks County in 1955. After school, she began a long-standing career as a nurse's aide until her retirement. In 1976, she met the love of her life, Stanley. ...
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Dorothy G. Lewis

May 7, 1923 - November 30, 2021

On November 30, 2021, Dorothy G. Lewis, age 98, passed away peacefully in her Newtown, PA home. Dorothy was born to Richard and Dorothy Garland (Lemon) on May 7, 1923 in the town of North Glenside, PA. with her brothers Richard, Herman and James and her younger sister, Shirley, all of whom predeceased Dorothy. Dorothy graduated from Abington High School and worked diligently for the Signal Corps...
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Michael A. Santicerma

November 29, 2021

Michael A. Santicerma, 35 of Holland formerly of Yardley, passed away at his home on November 29, 2021. He was a son, brother, nephew, cousin and was loved by so many. Throughout his life he had the kindest soul, touched the lives of countless hearts and was always willing to help others. A loving son of Anthony J. and Deborah A. Santicerma, dear brother of Matthew and his wife, Kimberly...
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Dorothea L. Barlow

March 17, 1934 - November 29, 2021

Dorothea L. Barlow, 87, of Newtown, PA, died on November 29 2021 at Doylestown Hospital. Born in West Chester, PA., Dottie was a long-time resident of Newtown. Dottie married her Pen Pal husband Donald after WWII and moved to Newtown. She is a long-time member of the Newtown United Methodist Church, serving in the Choir, the Bell Choir and the Children's Choir. Dottie studied music at Bucks...
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Cassandra Fox "Sandi" Bobek

February 23, 1959 - November 24, 2021

Cassandra "Sandi" Fox Bobek, 62, of Doylestown, PA died on November 24, 2021 at Doylestown Hospital, Doylestown PA. Born in Waterbury, CT Sandi was a long time Bucks County resident. Sandi is a graduate of Central Bucks East High School and Bucks County Community College Nursing program. She also has her Nursing Home Administration certification. Sandi has worked at several nursing homes...
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Paul David Deen

April 27, 1950 - November 21, 2021

Paul David Deen, 71, of Newtown, PA died on November 21, 2021 at his home. He was born in Detroit, MI and raised in Cranford, NJ. Paul graduated from Cranford High School in 1968, attended Purdue then Drew University before enlisting in the United States Air Force where he served for 4 years. Upon his return he graduated Suma cum laude from SUNY (State University of NY) at Stony Brook with a...
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Dean A. Nichols

November 15, 2021

Dean A. Nichols, 72 of Newtown passed away on November 15, 2021. Beloved husband of Charlene M. (Wassum) Nichols. Loving step-father of Charles J. Alvarez (Jennifer), Terrence J. Alverez (Leslie) and Jose M. Alvarez (Gretchen). Grand pop of Thomas, Jonathan, Jack, Kirstin, Keith, Christian, Gracie, Timmy and Josh. Brother in-law of Joanne & Fred Whittaker, Rachel Wassum & Tony O'Donnel, Roseann...
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Jeanne Bressen Epstein

November 12, 2021

Newtown, PA - Jeanne Bressen Epstein, 92, passed away on November 12, 2021 after a short illness. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she was married to Paul for nearly 52 years until his death in 2002, making their home in Elmont, NY, Maplewood, NJ, and finally Florham Park, NJ. Her lifelong passions were bridge, tennis, canoeing, cooking, travel, politics, and her family and many friends. She had...
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JoAnne M. Nardo

July 4, 1935 - November 8, 2021

Jo-Anne Mead Nardo passed away peacefully on November 8, 2021. A resident of Newtown, PA for over 33 years. Born in Queens, NY on July 4, 1935, to Austin and Katherine Mead, then came her sister Eva Dee. She grew up in Mount Kisco, NY in her early childhood. Her family then moved to Ridley Township in Delaware County where she graduated from Ridley Park High School. Highlights of her high...
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Gail E. Mohsenian

June 9, 1943 - November 7, 2021

Gail Elizabeth Mohsenian passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 7, surrounded by her family. Gail will be lovingly remembered by Javad, her husband of 52 years, Roya, her daughter, Dara, her son, and by her beloved grandchildren William, Parker, Max, and Owen, to whom she was known as "Nan." Gail was born in 1943 in Orlando, Florida to Warren and Dolly Breinig. Her father was a United...
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Linda J. Young

April 23, 1949 - November 5, 2021

Linda Joyce Young passed away on November 5, 2021, at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, surrounded by her husband and children. Linda was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, with her family being the center of her universe. To know Linda was to know an angel on Earth and her love for her friends and family is what bound her to this life. Linda had a love for traveling and seeing the great...
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Loretta Helen Stieber

December 5, 1951 - November 4, 2021

On November 4, 2021, we lost our beloved wife, mother, and grandmom, Loretta Helen Stieber. While there were many ways in which Loretta expressed her love for her children and granddaughter, she was notorious for putting Santa to shame at Christmastime. A collective "gasp" could be heard every Christmas morning when all eyes would see what laid about the Christmas tree. She had a gift for making...
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Abigail Clark Ford

November 16, 1949 - November 3, 2021

Abigail Clark Ford born and raised in Rocky Hill, NJ passed away on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 with her husband and family by her side. She was 71 years young. Abi, as she was affectionately known by the family and friends, was born on November 16, 1949 to the late Frank Clark and Jean (Craig) Clark. She was the wife to James Taylor Ford with whom she is survived by and together they shared...
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Janice K. Speakman

August 27, 1932 - November 2, 2021

Janice K (Blevins) Speakman, 89, went to be with the Lord on November 2, 2021, in New Oxford, PA. She was born in Grassy Creek, NC on August 27, 1932 to the late Lester and Ruth (Pierce) Blevins. Janice was preceded in death by her husband, G. Alan Speakman, who she was married to for 58 years. Besides her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Edith Spadaccino, her...
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Beverly A. Rounsavill

February 2, 1950 - October 31, 2021

Beverly Rounsavill, 71, of Langhorne, PA died on October 31, 2021 at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, PA. Born in Doylestown, PA, Beverly was a life long Bucks Co. resident. Beverly grew up in Wrightstown and is a graduate of Council Rock High School, class of 1968. She and her late husband owned and operated Joe's Chair Caning business for many years. Beverly has worked at Giant in...
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G. David "Dave" Hansbarger

October 19, 2021

G. David "Dave" Hansbarger died peacefully, and surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, October 19, 2021. He passed because of a fall and subsequent traumatic brain injury. Born on January 22, 1943, to George and Margaret (nee Kemble), Dave was a loving husband and best friend of Judy (nee Grimaldi) Hansbarger for 59 years. In addition to his wife, Dave is survived by his loving children; Pamela...
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Kathleen G. Millward

August 7, 1940 - October 13, 2021

Kathleen G. Millward passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. She was 81. Kathleen was the beloved wife to the late James Millward. Born on Aug. 7, 1940 in Passaic, NJ, she was the daughter to the late Elmer and Katherine McCabe, and sister to the late Donald McCabe. She is survived by her loving son James E. Millward (Kimberly), her two granddaughters Jessica and Braelyn,...
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Marilyn M Marquis

June 10, 1947 - October 4, 2021

Marilyn Marquis, 74, passed away October 4, 2021, at her home in Yardley, PA. with her daughter, sister, and childhood friend at her side, after recently being diagnosed with a rare, aggressive autoimmune disease. Marilyn was born to the late Don and Olga Marquis. Marilyn was the third of four children and lived in California, which she called home for more than 65 years. Marilyn graduated...
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Paul W. Arnold

December 11, 1950 - October 3, 2021

Paul W. Arnold, of Newtown, PA passed away Sunday, October 3, 2021, at the age of 70. Born in Philadelphia, to the late Marjorie Arnold, Paul was a hardworking, dedicated psychiatric nurse. Paul is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Vera (nee Antinov) and his children, Vera & husband Stephen, Paul II & wife Jodi, Michael & wife Michele, and Justin & fiancé Brianna, and his 7...
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Norman A. Moorhead

September 28, 1944 - September 30, 2021

Norman A. Moorhead, a life long Newtown resident died suddenly on September 30, 2021 at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, PA. Norman was born in Trenton, NJ and lived many years in Newtown Borough before moving to Newtown Twp. Norman is a graduate of Council Rock High School and a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force servicing for 4 years. After his military service, Norman began his Police...
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Jean Hartman Crawley

February 1, 1921 - September 28, 2021

Jean Hartman Crawley, of Solebury, PA, left this life on September 28th, serenely and on her own terms, at home. She was 100 years old and lived a life of service; her love of books and rocks, gardening and community work were woven throughout her life. Her cousin, Walter Coats, captured her essence - "she is a woman of sterling character". Born at home on February 1,1921 in Wilkes-Barre, PA...
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Shirley E. Lawton

June 14, 1930 - September 21, 2021

Shirley E. Lawton, 91, a lifelong Bucks Co. resident died on September 21,2021 at Holland Village, Holland, Pa. Shirley was an active roller-skater, which is where she met her husband, Walter, the Love of Her life. She enjoyed Bowling and spending time with her lifelong best friend, Grace Kovitch. Shirley and Walt traveled extensively throughout the years, seeing 49 States and Europe. She...
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Linda J. Moorhead

November 30, 1948 - September 18, 2021

Linda J. Moorhead, 72, a life long Newtown resident, died at St. Mary Medical Center with her family by her side. Linda is a 1966 graduate of Council Rock High School and a life member of the Newtown Fire Assoc. Ladies Auxiliary. She is a member of the Newtown United Methodist Church and she was a volunteer at Pickering Manor. Linda worked at Goodnoe's Farm and Dairy Bar for several years. ...
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Atley John Perez

September 15, 2021

Our precious child Atley John Perez joined his Heavenly Father at the age of 16 months on September 15, 2021. Atley brought endless joy to his family with his bold personality, belly laughs and passion for exploration. Atley preferred to spend as much time as possible in the arms of his parents, with a front row view of whatever action was at hand. When dinner had to be made, Atley's big sisters...
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David A. Cote

November 1, 1943 - September 15, 2021

David Alan Cote of Newtown, Morrisville, Penns Park, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania passed on Wednesday, September 15th, 2021 at the age of 78 after battling with Alzheimer's and Dementia. He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years Donna Cote, his two sons Brian (47) and Daniel (44), and his adoring grandchildren Rayhan (16), Cassandra (11), and Logan (4). David was born in Philadelphia...
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James "Jamie" Tomlinson

November 19, 1963 - September 12, 2021

James L. "Jamie" Tomlinson, 57, of Yardley, PA died suddenly on Sunday, September 12 at his home. Born in Doylestown, PA, Jamie was a lifelong Bucks Co resident. Jamie is a Pennsbury High School Graduate, Class of 1982. Jamie a self-employed electrician as J.L. Tomlinson and Son. He is a long-time member of the Middletown Grange and a former member of the Upper Makefield Businessman's...
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Margaret S. Moshinsky

January 21, 1928 - September 11, 2021

Margaret S. Moshinsky, 93, of Lansdale, PA, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 11, at Dock Woods Senior Living Community, Lansdale, PA. Born in Port Carbon, PA, Margaret had been a 49 year resident of Yardley, PA. Margaret worked for the U.S.Government for many years with the former Bureau of Mines and at the Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. She spent time volunteering with...
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Ruth Greisiger

June 15, 1932 - September 10, 2021

Ruth Kletzing Greisiger Langhorne - Previously of Holland, PA. Ruth passed away on September 10, 2021 at age 89 where she resided; Attleboro of Langhorne. She is preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Arthur (Eugene) and her parents, Russell and Mildred Kletzing. Ruth is survived by her children, Arthur Jr., Judith Ann Loughlin (Tom) and John; three grandchildren, Ryan Loughlin,...
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John Estok, Jr.

September 10, 2021

John Estok, Jr. Morrisville, PA With great sadness, John Estok, Jr. passed away at home on Friday, September 10, 2021. To make a long story short, John was proud of his Hungarian Heritage. He was an Army medic in the Korean War, retired UPS driver, and self employed roofer. Predeceased by his wife Margaret of 66 years, he is survived by his daughter and son in law, Karen and Robert Onda...
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Susan A. Devlin

December 2, 1957 - September 7, 2021

Susan A. Devlin, 63, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. Born on December 2, 1957, to the late Paul and Florence Leone of the Olney section of Philadelphia, Susan and her husband, John, had recently moved to Pocono Lake. Susan was a doting wife and mother, always ensuring the home was well-kept and her family well-fed. Not only did she raise...
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Regina Mistretta Pine

September 7, 2021

Regina Mistretta Pine passed away after battling cancer for 2 years, early in the morning on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 in her home, surrounded by her husband and children. She was born in 1953 in New York, NY, and she resided in Newtown, PA for many years. An active member of her local parish, the Church of St. Andrew, Gina loved Jesus Christ and her Catholic faith. With her husband, she owned...
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Helen D. Morrin

July 12, 1927 - September 3, 2021

Helen D. Morrin (Marzin) passed away peacefully on Friday, September 3, 2021, at Symphony Manor Nursing Home in Feasterville, PA. She was 94 years old. Born on July 12, 1927 to the late Francis and Marie Marzinko of Philadelphia, PA, Helen was a graduate of John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls School. She was affectionately known to many as an avid reader and historian of sorts having spent her...
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Amy E. Settle

September 30, 1974 - September 2, 2021

Amy E Settle September 30th 1974 September 2nd 2021 Beloved daughter, mother and friend has passed away after struggling with an addiction. She was a beautiful young and courageous woman and loved by many. As a child she was involved in many activities starting with being a Brownie to a Girl Scout earning many badges including one for selling the most girl scout cookies in her troop. She...
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Dorine Boehm McGary

August 6, 1934 - September 1, 2021

Dorine Adams Boehm McGary of Yardley, PA passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. She was 87. Dorine was the devoted wife of Warren S. McGary for over 65 years. She was the loving mother of Dorine Elizabeth Frobel (Gregory) and Debbie McGary (Chris Eves). Born in Philadelphia, PA Dorine was the daughter of the late Charles H. and Caroline S. Boehm and was a...
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Edward Andy Weitz

August 21, 2021

Edward Andy Weitz 82 of Warminster passed away on August 21, 2021. Loving father of Lynne Randell Walsh (Robert) and the late Geoffrey Hamilton Weitz. Step-father of Stephen C. H. Barr (Lea) and Denice Wuerthele (Glen). Grandfather of Taryn Menard, Lylly Yakunovich, Gavin Barr, Carena Barr, Josh Wuerthele and Kellsey Wuerthele. Great grandfather of Zoey and Declan. Dear brother of Mariann Royce,...
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Martin J. Bowne

August 21, 2021

Martin J. Bowne, age 79, of New Hope, PA, formerly of Cape May, NJ, passed away with his family at his side August 21, 2021, at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. He was born in Long Branch, NJ, the son of the late William H. Jr. and Lillian Bowne. He was the beloved husband of Lenore for over 56 wonderful years. The loving father of Jeffrey C. Bowne and Jennifer B....
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Frank J. Fuoco

August 19, 2021

Frank J. Fuoco passed away peacefully at the Birches at Newtown on Thursday, August 19th, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. He was 97 years old. Born and raised in Bristol, he was the son of the late Raffaele and Maria (nee Nicoletti) Fuoco. Frank was preceded in death by his cherished wife, Edith R. (Fischer) in 2018 after 50 years of marriage. He was also predeceased by his siblings,...
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Anthony J. Stranix, "Jack"

August 9, 2021

Anthony J. (Jack) Stranix, 89, of Holland, PA. formally of Yardley, passed away on August 9, 2021. Beloved husband of Naomi Buehler Stranix. Devoted father of Linda Stranix (Ted Franckowiak) and Donna Martino (Gary). Grandfather of Heather Fox (Chris), Garrett Martino (Senia) and Krista Martino. Dear brother of the late Hannah Jane Davis. Jack was a native of Mahanoy City, PA. He...
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Margaret Mary Bracken

August 1, 1966 - August 8, 2021

Margaret Mary Bracken, age 55, of Langhorne, PA passed away Sunday, August 8, 2021 at her residence surrounded by her loving family and friends. Margaret received her B.S. in Accounting and Marketing from Temple University and her M.B.A. from LaSalle University. Margaret lit up the room with her smile and her contagious laugh. She loved spending days at the beach and visiting her most...
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Edna Mae Waterson

August 6, 2021

On the evening of August 6, 2021, Edna Mae (nee Huddell) Waterson, daughter of Walter and M. Elizabeth Huddell, peacefully passed away at the Vitas Respite Unit at Nazareth Hospital, after an 8-year battle with Alzheimer's. She was 92. The family celebrates the life of this amazing woman: life-long Christian, certified teacher, accomplished pianist, secretary, MacGyver-mom, friend, and advocate,...
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Nydia Gloeckner

November 12, 1936 - August 6, 2021

Nydia Gloeckner, 84, of Yardley, PA died peacefully on Friday, August 6, 2021. Born in Caguas, Puerto Rico, Nydia was a longtime resident in Bucks County. Nydia grew up in New York completing an undergraduate degree at Hunter College. She then went on to Penn State completing her Master's and PhD in Spanish Literature and Linguistics. She began her teaching career at West Orange High School...
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Charles E. Schmidt

August 2, 2021

Charles E. "Charlie" Schmidt, age 87, of Newtown, passed away peacefully on August 2, 2021. Charlie was the beloved husband of Elizabeth "Bette" Schmidt (nee Ciallella) for over 60 years. In addition to his wife, he leaves behind his loving children; Linda, Karen (Greg Cowper), Charles "Chuck", and Nicholas "Nick" Schmidt as well as his grandchildren; Gia and Nicholas "Nick". Charlie...
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Mary Lou Boshinski

August 7, 1930 - July 30, 2021

Mary Lou Boshinski, 90, died on July 30, 2021. Born in Philadelphia, Mary Lou was a 50 year resident of Wrightstown, PA before moving to Knitnersville 8 years ago. Mary Lou was a graduate of Hallahan Catholic Girls High School, class of 1948. She is a member of the Church of St. Andrew, Newtown and the "Adorables" ladies group. Mary Lou enjoyed a good "Party" and being social with family...
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Elizabeth Watson Vollmer

September 14, 1931 - July 28, 2021

Elizabeth Watson Vollmer, 89, of Southampton, PA , a Loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, her love of life didn't come to an end with her death. Elizabeth passed away on July 28, 2021 at the age of 89 after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honor her legacy by living their lives to the fullest. Elizabeth was predeceased by...
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Charlotte C. Thomas

July 25, 2021

Charlotte Cecilia Thomas passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at the age of 79. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Charlotte was daughter to the late Wallace and Christine (Shewmaker) Mattingly. Charlotte leaves behind her loving and loyal son John Thomas (Jessica Howard) and two cherished grandsons, William and Nathan Thomas. Charlotte was from a large family. She is predeceased by...
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Cindy Lou Ostro

July 23, 2021

Cindy Lou (Lentz) Ostro, 67, proud resident of Yardley Boro, PA passed away peacefully at home on Friday, July 23,, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late, Allan Edward Ostro and loving mother of Valerie J. Malloy (Christopher), Darcy P. Ryno (John Kilfara), Alicia G. Donald (Steven), and Michael A. Ostro (Stephanie). Beloved grandmother of Chloe, Trevor, Keira, and ...
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Stephen A. Melsky

July 22, 2021

Stephen (Sonny) Melsky, of Upper Dalphin County, PA died on July 22, 2021. He was born and worked in Newtown for the majority of his life. Stephen's profession and identity was a Farmer. He loved his ladies (cows) and his chickens. After the Melsky Farm was sold, Stephen worked as a custodian for the Council Rock School District. Stephen's dream of starting another farm and continuing a simple...
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William H. Burke

August 1, 1935 - July 14, 2021

William H. Burke, of New Hope, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday evening, July 14, 2021, at his home. He was 85. "Bill," as he was affectionately known by his family and friends, was the beloved husband of 45 years to Margaret M. (née Quigley) Burke. Born August 1, 1935, in Philadelphia, Bill is predeceased by his father and mother Edward and Adele (née Philpott)...
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Jane K. Curry

July 11, 2021

Jane K. Curry of Newtown, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully on July 11, 2021 at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late Arthur Curry, loving mother of the late Thomas Curry and devoted grandmother of the late Millie Kerner. She will be deeply missed by her grandchildren Rachel Curry (William Rivera), Stefan Curry (Lauren Oelkers), and her great-grandchildren Quinten, Sebastian, and Angelique....
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William Bill Keane

June 22, 1945 - July 7, 2021

William "Bill" Keane, 76, died from dementia on July 7, 2021 at Waverly Inn in Arlington Heights, IL. A native of Philadelphia, Bill was first a high school English teacher at Cardinal O'Hara High School in Springfield, PA. He later served as Vice President of Saint Lawrence Rehabilitation Center in Lawrenceville New Jersey. Bill sacrificed his dream of becoming a journalist to be a...
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Mary Cecelia Surbrook

August 15, 1938 - July 6, 2021

Mary Cecelia "Ceil" Scott Surbrook, 82, of Franklin, Tennessee, passed away peacefully on July 6th, 2021 in Franklin. Ceil was born in Detroit, Michigan to Paul and Lillian Scott on August 15, 1938. She was their second daughter and had three younger brothers. The family lived in Detroit and Pittsburgh. Cecelia "Scotty" Scott dated Jim Hasper but eventually married William Surbrook and had...
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Nancy M. Schaffer

February 23, 1939 - July 6, 2021

Nancy M. Schaffer, 82, of Yardley, PA died on July 6, 2021 at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, PA. Born in Lancaster, PA, Nancy was a long time Yardley resident. Nancy is a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and a caretaker of many children. Nancy is the daughter of the late Roland and Hilda Myers Trout and the mother of the late David Schaffer. She is the loving wife...
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Joseph Anthony Mellodge, Jr.

July 21, 1957 - July 2, 2021

Joseph Anthony Mellodge Jr. passed away in the arms of his loving longtime partner and his mother on Friday July 2, 2021. He was 63. Joe was the loving partner to Kathleen MacFadden. He is also survived by his beloved mother, Josephine (Mituri) Mellodge, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews . He was preceded in death by his father Joseph A Mellodge Sr. Joe was a 1975...
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William "Bill" Rabberman

July 1, 2021

William "Bill" Rabberman, 79 of Newtown, PA, died peacefully, surrounded by family. Born in Ellwood City, PA, Bill was a longtime resident of Washington Crossing and Newtown who lived a life of service to others. Bill graduated from Council Rock High School, Rider College with a Bachelor's Degree, and Temple University with a Masters in Special Education. He retired from Centennial School...
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Janet B. Leedom

June 25, 2021

Janet B. Leedom of Newtown PA went home to be with the Lord on June 25 2021. She was born on July 22nd 1941 in Hilltown Township PA. She was the loving daughter of Ralph B. Benner and Mary N. Benner. She will be dearly missed by her children Judy Zanolini (David) and Jim Leedom (Lisa) as well as her grand children Amanda, Shelby, Maria and Joseph and many family and friends. She was...
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William H. Speck, Jr.

June 24, 2021

William H. Speck, Jr. 90 died on June 24, 2021. Loving husband, father, and grandfather. Remembered for his love of country, church, family, friends and community he lived. Friends are invited to Williams Life Celebration Monday, June 28, 2021 from 5:00PM to 7:00PM at Swartz Givnish of Newtown, 323 Washington Ave. with his Funeral Service starting at 7:00PM. Interment will be private. ...
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Ruth D. Guenther

February 11, 1928 - June 16, 2021

Ruth E. Donecker Guenther, loving wife of the late Frederick R. Guenther, VMD, devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and true friend to many, died on her 70th wedding anniversary, June 16, 2021. She was 93 years old and a resident of Chandler Hall, marking 68 years as a resident of Newtown. A native of Mount Holly, NJ, she was the daughter of the late John and Adeline (Rosander)...
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Edward M. Sioma

May 7, 1930 - June 15, 2021

Edward M. Sioma passed away on June 15 at the age of 91. A long-time resident of Levittown, he grew up in Rochester, NY, and obtained a B.S. in physics at the University of Rochester. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict, and spent 41 years working as a senior research scientist for Rohm & Haas in Springhouse, PA. His specialty was electronic measurements, and he continued to...
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Marc Ian Bayford

August 11, 1966 - June 15, 2021

Marc Ian Bayford of Newtown, PA died unexpectedly on Tuesday June 15, 2021 at his home. Marc is survived by his wife, Andrea (nee Schonewolf); his beautiful children, Paige and Evan; his mother and stepfather, Sandra and John Fallows; his dog, Huck; and his cat, Monkey. Marc was born August 11, 1966 in Cheltenham, England. He grew up in Hatfield, England where he made friends for life. Marc...
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Gail C. Young

June 13, 2021

Gail Christine Young (73) of Yardley PA died peacefully June 13, 2021 at Chandler Hall Hospice in Newton, PA. For those who knew her, you know that she was full of love and generosity for all of those around her. She had a witty sense of humor and loved talking about her alma mater, Penn State, as well as the Royal Family; both subjects she enjoyed very much. In her healthier days, you could...
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M. H. Bowen, "Dolly"

June 5, 2021

Dolly Bowen of Stockton NJ, passed away peacefully at St Mary's Medical Center in Newtown, PA at the age of 88, on June 5, 2021. Dolly excelled as a riveter at Kaiser Industries in Bristol, PA working on airplanes, a job usually held by men. Dolly enjoyed crosswords, watching game shows to keep her mind sharp, as well as playing Trivial Pursuit at the Flemington Senior Center. She was a member...
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Frank W. Ambrose

December 28, 1956 - June 4, 2021

Frank W. Ambrose, 64 of Southampton, PA, died on June 4, 2021 at Jefferson Health Hospice, Warminister, PA Born in Philadelphia, Frank was a long time Bucks Co. resident. Frank is a graduate of Penn State University and a Sargent with the Newtown Twp. Police Department serving for 25 years. He enjoyed traveling and hiking National, State and local parks and he enjoyed exploring and many...
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Douglas W. Stilwell, Sr.

September 7, 1947 - June 2, 2021

Douglas W. Stilwell, Sr, 73, of Levittown, PA died on June 2, 2021 at Temple Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. Born in Chester, PA, Douglas was a lifelong resident of Bucks County. Douglas is a graduate of Wm. Tennent High School, Bucks Co. Community College, and PennCo Tech School for computer science. He is a veteran of the United State Army serving in Viet Nam until his discharge in 1972. Douglas...
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Laurence M. Russell, Jr.

May 31, 2021

Dr. Laurence Myers Russell, Jr., 75, passed away peacefully surrounded by close family the evening of May 31, 2021 at his lifelong home at Walnut Run Farm in Newtown, PA, following a brief illness. Present with love and support were his son, Laurence Myers Russell III, brother Steve Russell, and sisters Alice Russell and Joan Brackbill. Dr. Russell graduated from the William Penn Charter School...
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Helen P. Kerper

June 21, 1933 - May 24, 2021

Helen "Siatkowski" Kerper of Buckingham Township, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 24th, 2021. She was 87 years old. Born in Newtown, PA to the late Henry and Anna Siatkowski, Helen lived all of her life in Bucks County, spending summers on Long Beach Island, NJ and Nantucket, MA surrounded by her family. Helen enjoyed a long successful career as a Real Estate Agent, diligently...
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Walter H. Boysen, Jr.

July 17, 1923 - May 22, 2021

Walter Herman Boysen Junior, 97, passed away peacefully on May 22nd, 2021, at home in Newtown, PA. Mr. Boysen was born on July 18th, 1923, in Philadelphia, PA, to Walter and Marie Boysen. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. He dedicated 35 years to working as a substation operator at PECO Energy Company. He enjoyed hard work and providing for his family, but also...
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George Cavell

May 16, 2021

George Anthony Cavell passed away peacefully surrounded by family on May 16, 2021. He was 68 years old. George was born in New York, New York to Mary "Bette" and Louis Cavell. He is survived by his children, Marc (Michelle), Jason, and Madeline; grandchildren, Maya, and Max; longtime partner Ann Brown; 2 Ex-Wives, Cherie Jacobs and Kathleen Manning; as well as 5 siblings, Mary Casale, Margaret...
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Joan M. Weiss

May 15, 2021

On May 15, 2021 Joan McQuade Weiss passed away at age 86 at home in Wrightstown, PA, surrounded by her loved ones. Born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Edgar Allan McQuade and Ruth McQuade (née Gaskill), Joan moved around as a child but always considered the Philadelphia area her home. Joan and Charles Weiss married in 1953 after a chance encounter at City Hall on New Year's Eve 1951. After...
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Julia E. Range

May 14, 2021

Julia Range, of Levittown, PA was born in Queens, NY on October 7th, 1965 and passed away the evening of May 14th, 2021. A long term resident of Lower Bucks County, Julia graduated from Pennsbury High School and the Lower Bucks Technical School in 1984. For a short time, Julia was also a resident of Ocean Pines, MD (2002 to 2018) before moving back to Bucks County and settling in Levittown, PA....
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Joan Marie Jenci

May 13, 2021

Joan Marie Jenci, of Newtown, passed away on May 13, 2021. She was 81 years old. Joan was the loving wife of Joseph D. Jenci, III, MD, PhD and devoted mother of Joseph D., IV (Matthew Vargas), Heidi Fustine (Guy) and Dawn M. Jenci. Devoted grandmother to Helena (Bill) Hilbert, Jennie Fustine (fiancee Drew) & Joe Fustine and great grandmother to Beau Hilbert and Brady Hilbert. Family and...
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Ann Barnsley Bartels

December 16, 1945 - May 9, 2021

Ann Barnsley Bartels, 75, a lifelong Newtown resident, died on May 9, 2021 at Pickering Manor, Newtown. Born in Philadelphia, Ann was adopted as an infant by the late Edward Roberts and Ruth Cook Barnsley, to whom she was deeply devoted. After graduating Council Rock, Ann received her associate's degree from MonIcello College, and later finished her bachelor's degree in Library Science at...
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Amelia Dobies

May 9, 2021

Amelia Dobies, 99, of Newtown, PA passed away on May 9, 2021. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was the beloved mother of the late Thomas Dobies. She is survived by her daughter, Geri Fiero and her husband Don of Newtown, PA; her granddaughter, Karen Watson and her husband, Michael of Dartmouth, MA; two great-grandchildren, Christopher and Rebecca; and her daughter-in-law, Darlene Elliott of Nanuet,...
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Shirley Fallon French

January 4, 1965 - May 3, 2021

Shirley was the loving wife of Craig W. French and the devoted mother of their children Kiely E. French, Connor W. French, Jenna F. French, and Hannah L. French. Shirley passed peacefully in her sleep. She is also survived by her siblings Deborah A. Fallon, Lisa L. Fallon, John M. Fallon (and his wife Kim), and Jason D. Fallon (and his wife Christy), all of whom affectionately refer to her as ...
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Gloria Francis Rotondo

October 9, 1925 - April 29, 2021

Gloria Frances DeLucia Rotondo, 95, of Langhorne, PA, and Sayreville, NJ, passed away on Thursday, April 29, 2021. Gloria was born on October 9, 1925 to Alexander DeLucia and Rose Izzo in Brooklyn, New York. She was baptized at St. Catherine of Alexandria Church in Brooklyn, New York and married in the same church to Joseph S. Rotondo on July 1, 1950. Gloria and Joseph had two children,...
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Carl E. Benedetto

June 2, 1947 - April 27, 2021

Carl E. Benedetto, of Churchville, passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. He was 73 years old. Carl was born on June 2, 1947 in Trenton, N.J. to his father, the late Carlo Benedetto and his mother, Susan (née Menditto) Benedetto with whom he is survived by. Carl enjoyed spending time with his friends and his prayer groups. He was a constant worker as he truly enjoyed his real estate...
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Jeffrey Joseph Winegar

April 22, 2021

Jeffrey Joseph Winegar, 68, died peacefully on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at his home in The Villas at Shady Brook of Langhorne, PA. Son of the late Herbert Joseph and Virginia Wells Winegar, Jeff was born in Baltimore, MD on February 26, 1953. He graduated from The Hun School of Princeton, received his undergraduate degree from Alfred University and his master's degree from The University...
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Charles M. Young, Jr.

April 21, 2021

Charles Marvin Young Jr. of Washington Crossing, PA passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 95 on April 21, 2021. He was born on January 19, 1926 and predeceased by his loving wife of 54 years, Susan Fetter Young. He is survived by his fiancé of 14 years, Joan Mintz, his three children, Charles Young III, Wynn Topley, and Scott Young, and their spouses Cheryl Young, Thomas Topley, and...
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Georgina K. Steinford

June 12, 1944 - April 18, 2021

Georgina Kay Steinford June 12, 1944 – April 18, 2021 Georgina Kay Steinford was born on June 12, 1944 to George and Catalina Davis, the second of 6 children - 4 sisters and a brother. The family lived in Philadelphia, PA, where Georgina graduated from Mastbaum Technical High School in 1962. She worked in the secretarial field for several years, eventually moving to King of Prussia, PA,...
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Martha H. Carter

May 13, 1928 - April 17, 2021

Martha Carter (nee Martha Wentworth Haupt) passed away peacefully at her home of fifty years in Falls Township on Saturday, April 17, 2021; she was 92. Born in 1928, in Highland Park, IL, to the late Josephine (nee Wentworth) and Caspar Wistar Haupt, Martha attended Randolph Macon Woman's College (now Randolph College) graduating with a bachelor's degree in chemistry. She joined the Gulf Oil...
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Elaine Bunny Verderense

April 5, 2021

Elaine Bunny Verderese of Levittown, Pennsylvania passed away on April 5, 2021 in Torrance, California at the age of 96. The beloved family matriarch was preceded in death (1982) by her husband Pat Verderese and is survived by her children Bernadette Capellaro and husband John of Tulum, Mexico, son Daniel and wife Lee Ann of New York City: 5 grandchildren, Daniel, Lucian, Olivia, Lucas and Cai...
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Richard Matuszewski

April 3, 2021

Richard Matuszewski, 81, of Washington Crossing, PA died on April 3, 2021 at Floral Creek, Yardley, PA. Born in Trenton, NJ, Richard was long time resident of Bucks County. Richard is a graduate of Trenton Catholic High School and he served in the New Jersey National Guard as a Sargent for 8 years. He is a retired Insurance Inspector for New Jersey Manufactures Insurance Co. after 40 years of...
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Vivian D. Cooper

May 7, 1926 - April 1, 2021

Vivian D. Cooper, 94, of Quakertown, PA died on April 1, 2021. Born in Petersburg, VA, Vivian was a longtime former resident of Washington Crossing. Vivian was a member of the Washington Crossing United Methodist Church and a former employee of the Johnson Company, Newtown. Vivian is the daughter of the late George and Mamie Wyatt Dewsbury and wife of the late Headley David Cooper. She is...
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Harvey Gray

March 25, 2021

Harvey Gray, 87, of Newtown died on Mach 25, 2021 at Jefferson Bucks Hospital. Born in Upper Black Eddy, PA, Harvey was a life long resident of Bucks County. Harvey is a graduate of Newtown High School and started Harvey Gray Salvage Yard in Newtown in 1955. He started Lynch Gray Corp in 2006 and retired after 10 years. He is a member of the Upper Makefield Business Assoc., a co-founder of...
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