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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

Justin B. Cole

May 14, 2018

Justin B. Cole, 41, of Bensalem, PA died on May 14, 2018 in Philadelphia. Born in Manchester, NH, he is a graduate of Bensalem High School. Justin is an avid sports fan of Baseball and Basketball. His favorite teams were the Boston Red Socks, the Phila. 76ers, and Boston Celtics. Justin enjoyed statistics and science. Justin is survived by his parents, his sister Meredith Cole and his...
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Geraldine L. Aszmus

May 12, 2018

Geraldine L. Aszmus, 72, of Mount Joy, died peacefully on Saturday May 12th, 2018 at Masonic Village, in Elizabethtown, surrounded by her family. Gerry was the loving wife of the late John P. Aszmus and caring mother to the late John D. Aszmus. Born in Trenton, NJ, She was the daughter of the late Peter Sabatini, Sr. and Dorothy (Truncer) Sabatini of Yardley, PA. Gerry was a dedicated,...
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Timothy W. Genthner

May 9, 2018

Timothy W. Genthner, 58, of New Hope, PA died peacefully at his home on May 9, 2018 after a lengthy battle with Lymphoma. Born in Phillipsburg, NJ, Tim grew up in Williams Twp., PA. He is a graduate of Moravian Academy in Bethlehem, PA. Tim spent his professional career as a National Service Technician for over 25 years with Merlin Industries. He was an avid fresh water fisherman anywhere...
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Helene M. Hofmeister

August 30, 1943 - April 28, 2018

Helene M. Hofmeister, of Levittown, passed away into God's loving care on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Chandler Hall Hospice in Newtown. She was 74 years old. Helene was born on August 30, 1943 to John and Margaret (nee Razler) McElwee in Philadelphia. She was the beloved wife of George T. Hofmeister, Sr. and together they shared 50 years of marriage. Helene graduated from Bishop Egan High School...
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Anne M. Sterling

April 19, 2018

Anne M. Sterling, 87, of Newtown, died on April 19, 2018 at Chandler Hall Hospice, Newtown. Born in Modena, PA, she is a former resident of Edgley, Pa, Fairless Hills and a 21 year resident of Newtown. Anne is a graduate of Bristol High School and a retired Legal Secretary. She worked at Jackson, Bortner and Ballow in Fairless Hills and Sullivan and Sullivan in Newtown at the time of her...
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Ethel R. Forsyth

April 18, 2018

Ethel R. Forsyth, 91, of Newtown, PA died on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Pickering Manor, Newtown. Born in Newtown , Ethel was a lifelong Newtown resident. Ethel is a graduate of Newtown High School and a longtime member of the Newtown United Methodist Church. She was a long time member of the Newtown Fire Assoc. Ladies Auxiliary. Ethel is the daughter of the late Robert Morris and Emma...
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Esther P. Reichenbach

April 16, 2018

Esther P. Reichenbach, 91, of Langhorne, passed away on April 16, 2018. She was a cook for many years at Camilla's Restaurant in Newtown. She loved spending time in the mountains, but most of all she was known as a very caring person. Esther is survived by her husband Daniel, her sisters Helen Edwards (Wayne) and Betty A. Farrand, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by 7...
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Dorothy "Dottie" (nee Sands) Lott

April 14, 2018

Dorothy "Dottie" Lott (nee Sands) peacefully passed away Saturday, April 14th, 2018, at Pickering Manor, Newtown. She was 89. Formerly of Levittown, Pa, Dottie was born in Langhorne, Pa to the late Raymond and Elma Sands. She retired from Lower Bucks Hospital where she was a Registered Nurse for over 40 years. Dottie enjoyed several hobbies such as reading, traveling, and gardening. Most of...
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Fred Luff

April 13, 2018

Fred Luff, 72, of New Hope, PA died suddenly on Friday, April 13 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Born in Richboro, PA , Fred was a lifelong area resident. Fred is a graduate of Council Rock High School, Class of 1964 and a veteran of the US Air Force serving during the Vietnam war. Fred started his working career as a truck driver for James D. Morrissey until...
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Grace E. Lukens

April 7, 2018

Grace E. Lukens, 101, of Newtown, PA died on April 7 at Tel Hai Retirement Community, Honey Brook, PA. Born in Lincoln, Nebraska Grace was a 66 year resident of Newtown. Grace is a graduate of Lexington Massachusetts High School, Class of 1934 and a graduate of Bucks Co. Community College with a degree as a LPN. Grace is a long time active member of the Newtown Presbyterian Church and a...
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Margaret Hope (nee Klein) McGarvey

September 19, 1925 - April 6, 2018

Margaret Hope McGarvey, (nee Klein), passed into God's loving care on Friday, April 6, 2018 at Sunrise of Lower Makefield. She was 92 years young with a joyful smile and laugh. "Peggy", as she was affectionately known by her family and friends, was born on September 19, 1925 in Darby, PA to the late Gustav and Helen (nee Thompson) Klein. Her father was an immigrant from Germany and her mother...
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Joyce Ann Gulowsen

April 4, 2018

Joyce Ann Gulowsen of Langhorne, PA passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday April 4th. Joyce was born in Trenton, NJ on October 28, 1930 to Adrienne Rooney and Bruce Gage. She is survived by her sister Adrienne Welling, her brother Bruce Gage, son John Gorham daughter Margaret Gorham, 14 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. She grew up in Trenton, NJ but her favorite addresses were...
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Miriam Elizabeth Shea

March 30, 2018

Miriam Elizabeth Shea, 91, died on March 30, Good Friday. She was a 55-year resident of Yardley until 2009, when she moved to the Washington, D.C., area. Born in Philadelphia to William and Ellen Hammond, she was senior class president of Kensington High School. She graduated from Penn State University and subsequently worked as a social worker in Philadelphia. She married John Alfred Shea...
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William M. Welch III

March 21, 2018

William M. Welch, III of Newtown, PA passed away on March 21, 2018. He was 87. He was the beloved husband of Barbara (Brisbin) Welch and dear father of Brian N. Welch (Judy), William B. Welch (Wendy) and M. Bradley Welch. Loving grandfather of six and great-grandfather of one. Services and Interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Family Services by Swartz/Givnish...
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Paul Thomas Houser

March 20, 2018

Born and raised in Bristol, PA, died suddenly, Tuesday, March 20, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was the devoted husband of the late Mildred (nee Domanski) who passed away in 2007. He is survived by his four children, Kenneth (Mary Margaret), Donald (Donna), Sharon Walker (Kenneth), and Linda Johnson (James). Pop-Pop to 9 Grandchildren and Great Pop-Pop to 6 Great Grandchildren. ...
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Mary Ann Bernardino

March 19, 2018

Mary Ann Bernardino, of Wycombe, PA died on Monday March 19, 2018 at her winter home in Florida. She was the loving wife of Dr. Vitaliano Bernardino and the late Louis Skerdlant and the daughter of the late George and Irma Pidcock MacKissic. Mary Ann lived her entire life in Bucks County and having a great interest in history, she traveled extensively throughout the world. She was active in...
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Dianne B. Reimer

March 19, 2018

Dianne B. Reimer 76 of Ewing, NJ passed away on March 19, 2018. Dianne was the mother of Devon A. Reimer (and her husband James McHenry), Dillon B. Reimer and the late Billy Reimer. Her siblings include her sister Anita O'Driscoll and the late Emmett McGrane, Joanmarie Kerr, Denise McGrane and Kathy McGrane. Dianne was a great lover of beautiful, well-bred animals and an avid breeder of...
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Sarae W Manogue

March 15, 2018

Sarae W Manogue passed away on March 15th, 2018 at Chandler Hall Hospice in Newtown, PA. She was born on July 19th, 1936 in Philadelphia, PA to James DB Sr and S. Elizabeth (Townsend) Weiss. Sarae grew up in Fishtown, PA. She graduated from Kensington High School in 1954. She later attended Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. where she received a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree in 1988....
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Erik W. Storjohann

November 24, 1989 - March 10, 2018

Erik W. Storjohann passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 10th at the age of 28. He will be remembered as a loving father, son, brother and friend. He had a larger than life presence and a passion for making others smile. He enjoyed the outdoors and spent his time fishing, boating, and riding or driving anything with a motor. A jack of all trades, he could fix anything, and he could always be...
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Edgar Hutto, Jr.

March 9, 2018

Edgar Hutto, Jr. 94 of Newtown passed away on March 9, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Mary Atkinson Hutto and the loving father of Rebecca Hutto (David Gottlieb) of Yardley, PA, Virginia Bruening (Kevin) of Huntsville, AL and Carol Vincent (Gordon) of Onley, VA. Edgar is also survived by his grandchildren Leo Gottlieb, Matthew Bruening, Megan Bruening Wallace (Adam), Joseph Vincent and...
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Luigi Gino "Lou" Bruno

March 8, 2018

Luigi Gino "Lou" Bruno, 57 of Newtown passed away on March 8, 2018. Beloved husband of JoAnna S. Hinkle Bruno. Loving father of Anthony Michael Bruno. Dear brother of Anna Bruno, nieces and nephews Kelly, Matthew, Michael, Serena, Lydia, Gabriel, great nephew Maxwell and goddaughter Guilanna, brother-in-law of Michael and Marc Hinkle. Lou was born in Italy to the late Antonio and Maria ...
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Dennis John Buckley

March 12, 1949 - March 7, 2018

On March 7, 2018 the world lost a wonderful man Dennis John Buckley, 68 of Newtown, PA formerly of Glens Falls. He passed away at his home after a long battle with cancer that he handled with dignity. Dennis was born in Glens Falls on March 12, 1949 to Madelyn Joiner and Rollin Buckley. His family moved returning to Glens Falls in 1966 graduating from Glens Falls High School in 1967. On January 8...
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Thomas J. Soyka

March 4, 2018

Thomas J. Soyka, 89, of Doylestown, PA died on March 4, 2018 at Doylestown Hospital surrounded by his family. Born in Flushing, NY, Tom was a former resident of Flemington, NJ, Reston, VA and retired to Milford, DE before moving to Doylestown. But he always remained a New Yorker at heart. Tom attended Brooklyn Poly Tech College and was a veteran of the US Army. He served during the Korean...
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Jack Caravello

February 26, 2018

Jack Caravello of Langhorne, 93 passed away on February 26, 2018 surrounded by his family. Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Rebecca (Bowen) of 73 years married. Jack will be forever loved by his daughter, Bonnie Lee Reeves (Caravello) and son, Ricky Keith Caravello. He was a beloved Grandfather to Rebecca (Jack), Cristina (John), Jaclyn, Steven and Great Grandfather to Johnny,...
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David E. Foster

February 26, 2018

David E. Foster, 68, of Newtown, PA died on February 26, 2018 at Thomas Jefferson Univ. Hospital, Philadelphia with his family by his side. Born in Philadelphia, David was a life long Bucks Co. Resident. David is a graduate of Neshaminy High School and he attended Bucks Co. Community College. He is a retired Vice President of First National Bank & Trust Co. of Newtown after 37 years of...
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Grace H. Lauer

February 23, 2018

Grace H. Lauer, of Newtown, PA Born in the Germantown Section of Philadelphia, Grace was the daughter of Heneritta and John Lauer in 1924. She attended Philadelphia Music Conservatory. Grace played wonderful Classical Music on the piano. Moving from Philadelphia to Bucks County she was reared in Newtown by her parents. Grace lived in the Historic house once owned by Margaret Thorton on Court...
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Robert W. "Fletcher" Duzenski

February 22, 2018

Robert W. Duzenski, 70, of Feasterville, PA died on February 22, 2018 at his home. Born in Philadelphia, Robert was a long time resident of Feasterville. Robert enjoy spending time with his sons, grandchildren and tending to his plants. He always enjoyed a good time and will be greatly missed by his family. Robert is survived by his sons, Keith and Daniel Duzenski, their wives Evangeline...
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Edward J. Dooley

February 16, 2018

Edward J. Dooley, 92, of Levittown, PA died on February 16, 2018, with his family by his side at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne. Born in Newtown, Edward was a long time Newtown area resident before moving to Levittown in 1976. Edward attended St. Andrew Catholic School and is a retired equipment maintenance mechanic for cold Spring Bleachery and A.E. Staley in Morrisville for over 35...
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Alison Claire Neal

February 13, 2018

Alison Claire Neal, 60, of Philadelphia, PA died on February 13, 2018 at her home after a courageous battle with Glioblastoma. Born in Chicago, IL, Alison grew up in Churchville and raised her family in Newtown. She later moved to the Fox Chase section of Philadelphia. Alison was a graduate of Council Rock High School, class of 1975 and a graduate of Bucks County Community College with an...
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Thomas J. Morrison

February 11, 2018

Thomas J. Morrison, 84 of Langhorne, PA died on February 11 at Chandler Hall Hospice, Newtown. Born in Philadelphia, Thomas was a former resident of Holland and Newtown. Thomas is a retired Rail Road Lineman, a veteran of the US Army and a member of the Church of St. Andrew. He was an avid Eagles Fan and the Super Bowl win was the highlight of his support of the Eagles. Thomas is the son...
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Elizabeth "Betty" DeYoung

February 4, 2018

Elizabeth "Betty" DeYoung, 89, of Newtown, PA died on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne. Born in Morrisville, Betty was a former resident of Richboro before moving to Newtown in 1961. Betty is a graduate of Richboro High School and retired Controller for Reedman Corp. in Langhorne after working for over 40 years. She enjoyed announcing local horseshows for over...
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Marijo Murphy

February 3, 2018

Marijo Murphy, 75, of Warminster, PA and Bondville, VT died suddenly on February 3, 2018 while vacationing in Palm Springs, CA. Marijo is a prominent Bucks County Attorney and she attended Douglas College and was an honors graduate of Rider University and Villanova University Law School. Marijo was the Chair of the Family Law Section and was rated as one of the Top Lawyers in her Specialty...
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Mary Jane Busby

February 2, 2018

Mary Jane Busby, 89, of Newtown, PA, died on February 2, 2018 at Chandler Hall Hospice, Newtown, PA. Born in Akron, OH, Mary Jane was a long time Newtown area resident. Mary Jane is a retired Bookkeeper and she enjoyed sewing, needlework, cards, game shows, reading and coloring. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Mary Jane is the daughter of the late Ralph...
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Myrna Horner

December 11, 1935 - January 30, 2018

We are sad to announce that Myrna Horner passed away on January 30, 2018 after a short battle with cancer at the age of 82. Myrna was born December 11, 1935 Born in Perth Amboy NJ to Helen & Charles Reybok (both deceased). Also deceased is daughter (Karen Ten Eyck).  Surviving are her brothers Robert and Kenneth Reybok, her daughter Sue Mistretta, son, Bill Ten Eyck, and 7 nieces and nephews....
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John Stephen Horner

January 18, 2018

John Stephen Horner entered into eternal life on January 18, 2018. He is the loving husband of Ann Wilson Horner and the son of the late Lt. Colonial John E.W. Horner and Helen Rebecca (Martin) Horner. He is survived by his wife, Ann, a sister Shelley Lynn Horner and many nieces and nephews along with his beloved cats, Quigley, Libby and LilyPad. Relatives and friends are invited to his...
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John Everett Lukens

January 18, 2018

John Everett Lukens, 68, passed away unexpectedly, due to complications from pulmonary hypertension, on January 18th 2018, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Middletown, PA. John was born in 1949 in Trenton, NJ to Grace Emma Lukens and the late Alan R Lukens, IV. John lived with his parents and brother Alan R. Lukens, V "Bob", in Lawrenceville, NJ. , until moving to Newtown, PA in 1951. John was an...
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Linda R. Martin

January 14, 2018

Linda R. Martin, 65, of Feasterville, died on January 14, 2018 at Chandler Hall Hospice, Newtown, PA Born in Atlantic City, NJ, she was a former resident of Levittown. Linda is a retired 37 year employee of First National Bank of Newtown. She enjoyed crafting and she received many ribbons at the Middletown Grange Fair for her hand work. Linda was a devoted animal lover. Linda is the...
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Robert N. Endries

January 9, 2018

Robert N. Endries, 81, of Newtown, PA , died on January 9, 2018. Born in Edmeston, NY, Bob moved with his family to Norwich, NY, graduating from Norwich High School in 1954. He was active in varsity football and track and field, as well as the concert band and marching band. He held the Norwich High School shot put record for many years and, along with his undefeated 1952 football team, was...
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Edward Richard Paessler

January 7, 2018

Edward Richard Paessler, 80 of Washington Crossing, PA, died on January 7, 2018 at his home. Born in New York, NY, he is formerly of Summit, NJ before moving to Washington Crossing 13 years ago. Edward is a United States Air Force Veteran and retired auto mechanic. He enjoyed spending time with his family and his dog. Edward is the husband of the late Jacqueline Paessler and the father of...
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Dorothy M. Woodman

December 30, 2017

Dorothy M. Woodman, 90, passed away on December 30, 2017 at Twining Village, Holland, PA. Born in Paradise, PA, Dorothy was a longtime resident of Newtown. Dorothy is a retired Cafeteria manager with Council Rock School District, after retirement she enjoyed spending time with her family, knitting, bus tours and cooking. She is a long time member of the Newtown United Methodist Church. ...
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Diane P. Moser

December 29, 2017

Diane P. Moser, 61, of Washington Crossing, Pa died on December 29, 2017 at University of Penn Hospital, Philadelphia. Born in Abington, PA, Diane was a former long time resident of Newtown. Diane is a graduate of Council Rock High School and a former long time employee as a dietitian at Friends Village, Newtown. She was a loving and caring person with all animals and she was devoted to her...
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Ruth M. McGinty

December 15, 2017

Ruth M. McGinty (nee Barnett), age 86, of New Hope, PA (Buckingham Springs), passed away on Dec. 15, 2017. Beloved wife of Joseph N. and loving mother of Brian (Belle), Joanne and the late James. Grandmom to Jaime, Brian "Slick", Shannon & Maura, and GiGi to Keleigh, Riley, Seamus, Makayla, Rowan, Journey, Briannon, Mia, Ella, Cooper & Jax. Dear sister to Marie, Charles, William, Kathleen,...
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John J. Sutton

December 15, 2017

John J. Sutton, 90, of Buckingham Springs, New Hope, died peacefully on December 15, 2017. Born and raised in Newtown, John was a long time resident and a former resident of Largo, FL before moving to Buckingham Springs. John is a graduate of Newtown High School and a veteran of the US Navy serving in the South Pacific during WWII. John was a long time auto mechanic in Newtown having his own...
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Kathleen Mae Ehlke

September 21, 1947 - December 12, 2017

Kathleen Mae Ehlke, 70, of Newtown, passed away December 12, 2017. She was born on September 21, 1947, the daughter of the late Melva (Evje) and Kenneth McDonald of Livingston, Montana. Kathleen was a retired reading teacher from the Bristol Township School District. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, reading, and the theater. She is survived by her husband, Theodore Ehlke...
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Arthur Eugene Greisiger

December 6, 2017

Arthur Eugene Greisiger of Holland, PA passed away December 6th, 2017 at the age of 90 with his loving family by his side.  Raised in Philadelphia, Gene previously resided in Southampton and Richboro. Gene, a Navy Veteran, served as an aviation mechanic aboard Aircraft Carriers before working at Bell Telephone.  After his marriage to Ruth; Gene partnered with his father in-law operating the...
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Florence A. Arkowitz

November 27, 2017

Florence A. Arkowitz, 85, of Newtown died on November 27, 2017 at Pickering Manor, Newtown. Born in Philadelphia, PA , Florence is a resident of Newtown for 8 years and a former long time resident of Philadelphia. Florence and her late husband Bernard were active Square Dancers with the Dixie Derby's. She enjoyed traveling and her trips to Disney World. Florence is the daughter of the late...
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William "Bill" Hobbs

November 19, 2017

William "Bill" Hobbs, 56, of Yardley, PA died on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Chandler Hall Hospice with his loving family by his side. Born in Bristol, PA, Bill was a lifelong resident of Newtown and Yardley. Bill is a graduate of Council Rock High School, Class of 1979 and he attended Rutgers University. He spent his professional career in food service working for US Foods, SYSCO and...
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Louise C. Higgins

November 17, 2017

Louise C. Higgins, 69, of Bensalem, PA passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones and the light of the Lord on November 17, 2017 at Aria Bucks, Falls Twp. Born in Philadelphia, Louise was a long time resident of Bucks County. Louise worked at several retail stores and recently was the office manager for a medical transcription company. She enjoyed spending time with her family,...
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Donald Edward Bracken

November 16, 2017

Donald Edward Bracken passed away peacefully at home at the age of 85, surrounded by his family. He was an adoring husband to Lorraine Blanchette Bracken and wonderful father to his daughter, Valerie. He was raised in Rockville Centre, NY, to parents Andrew Anthony Bracken and Janet Collins, with loving siblings Andrew and Nanette. After he graduated from Hofstra University (Hempstead, N.Y.),...
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Carol L. McNamee

November 14, 2017

Carol L. McNamee, 80, of Philadelphia, died on November 14 at Powerback Nursing Home, Hatboro. Born in Philadelphia, Carol was a former 55 year resident of Warminister, PA. Carol is a graduate of Little Flower High School and a retired office manager at Upper Southampton Water and Sewer Authority after more than 25 years of service. She is a former member of Assumption BVM Church and...
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Genevieve M. Stec

November 6, 2017

Genevieve M. Stec, 91, formerly of Olney, passed away peacefully on November 6, 2017. She was the wife of the late Edward and is survived by her sons, Edward J. (Linda) and Michael (Marie), her grandchildren Erica Cook (William), Anthony (Jenna), and Edward M. (Kaitlin), 3 great-grandchildren, and her brother John Rakczawski. She was predeceased by her daughter Dolores. Relatives and friends...
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Garret J. Krewson

November 4, 2017

Garret J. Krewson, age 52 of Coopersburg, PA, died on November 4, 2017 after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his parents Jane and David Krewson of Garden Spot Village, New Holland, PA and his brother Thomas Krewson and his friend, Stephen McGrane of Califon, New Jersey. Garry was raised in Newtown where he lived with his family for many years while he attended school in the Council Rock...
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Charles A. Wells, , Jr.

October 31, 2017

Charles A. Wells, Jr., 81, noted printmaker and sculptor of Newtown, PA, passed away on October 31, 2017. Beloved husband of Margaret Diana Greig Wells. Loving father of Colin Wells, Aaron Wells (Elizabeth), Sebastian Bees, Brooke Wells (Amy) and Hunter Wells, and grandfather of Simon, Andy, Theo, Harry, Sophia and Spencer. After studying as an apprentice with the master printmaker and sculptor...
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Phyllis Conturso

October 31, 2017

Phyllis Conturso, 86, of Yardley, PA died on Tuesday, October 31 at her home with her family by her side. Born in Trenton, NJ, Phyllis is the youngest of 8 siblings. Phyllis is a graduate of Trenton High School and a former employee of the State of New Jersey at the Treasurer office. She was a great cook and enjoyed entertaining family and friends. She was a caregiver all her life. ...
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Irving F. Roth

October 30, 2017

Irving F. Roth, 88 of New Hope, PA passed peacefully surrounded by his family on October 30, 2017. Irv was born in Trenton, NJ, followed by residences in Yardley and New Hope, PA. Irv spent his career in the automobile business, starting as a lot boy at Keats Ford to ultimately the owner of Hamilton Chrysler in Hamilton Square, NJ for over 30 years. Irv enjoyed travelling the world with his...
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Judith Ann (nee Lake) Strover

October 28, 2017

Judith Ann Strover, (nee Lake), of Newtown, passed away into God's loving care on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at her residence. She was 67 years old. Judy, as she was affectionately known by her family and friends was born on May 30, 1950 in Summit N.J. to Victor and Margaret E. (nee Ridgeway) Lake and was raised in Dover N.J. She was the wife to Russell G. Strover and together they shared 37...
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Julia L. (nee Gasiorek) Eline

October 25, 2017

ELINE Julia L. (nee Gasiorek), of Yardley, passed away on October 25th, 2017 at the age of 93, surrounded by her family. Devoted wife of 56 years to the late George J., Julia is survived by her loving children; Maryann Shuhart (Ed), and Jim Eline (Vicki). Julia also leaves behind her five caring grandchildren; Katie, Becky, Molly, Tyler, and Sammy as well as great grandchildren Caiden and Chase....
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Douglas Allen Paquin Bohmler

October 16, 2017

Douglas Allen Paquin Bohmler, of Pipersville, 67, died suddenly on October 16, 2017 at his residence. Born in Central Falls, RI at Notre Dame Hospital. Douglas is a long time resident of Bucks Co. Douglas is a graduate of Council Rock High School and was an excellent gymnast and student, graduating with honors in 1967. He attended classes at Temple University before attending basic...
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Maria Welsh

October 15, 2017

Maria Welsh of Newtown, PA. Bucks County passed away October 15, 2017, she was 61. Maria enjoyed sewing, reading, knitting, crocheting, baking & cooking, movies, animals/rescues and loved being an Aunt to all her nieces and nephews. Maria went to The University of Maine and the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. She dedicated 31 Years at ASI (Advertising Specialty Institute)...
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Hope Horne Cunfer

September 27, 1933 - October 15, 2017

Hope Cunfer of Doylestown died at Pine Run, early Sunday on October 15, 2017. Hope suffered from Parkinsons Disease for the past ten years. Hope was the daughter of Harry and Annie (nee Rarig) Horne born in Locust Township, Columbia County, Pennsylvania on September 27, 1933. Hope attended the Camp School which was built on her parents farm land and was the last of the first through eight...
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Martin M. Bradley, USMC Retired

October 12, 2017

Left this earth peacefully on October 12, 2017 after having 82 wonderful years with family and friends. Born in Shamokin, PA to Martin and Mildred Bradley. Beloved husband of Rosemary (Casper) for 39 fantastic years! Loving father of Laura (Kevin) Holden, Martin, Adrienne and Stephen. Fun Grandad to Jason, Matthew, Tyler, Colin, Erin, James and Bradley, and great granddaughter Paisley. ...
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John P. Kerrane

October 3, 2017

John P. Kerrane, 82 of Newtown passed away on October 3, 2017. Beloved husband of Jerry MacBride Kerrane. Loving father of Jack P. Kerrane (Karen), Thomas A. Kerrane, Peter M. Kerrane, Evan M. Kerrane (Barbara) and Caitlin M. Kerrane. Doting grandfather of Kaila, Sean, Quinn and Lily. Dear brother of Patrick, Daniel and William. John liked Spearmint leaves, watching John Wayne movies and the...
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Walter Frederick Bowen

October 1, 2017

Walter Frederick Bowen passed away peacefully Sunday, October 1, 2017 at home with his family by his side. He was 93. Walter was born September 24, 1924 in Trenton, NJ to Ralph and Sarah Bowen. He was the last surviving sibling of 11 children. He spent his childhood in Morrisville, PA. Walter proudly enlisted into the United States Navy to serve his country in World War II on...
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Marie Ann (Dowd) Cowen

March 2, 1934 - October 1, 2017

Marie Ann (Dowd) Cowen passed away at the age of 83 on Sunday, October 1st at Chandler Hall in Newtown, Pennsylvania. Born on March 2, 1934 in Brooklyn, NY, Marie was one of six children of Marie (Smith) and Walter Dowd. Marie attended business school in New York and became the executive secretary to the first Vice President at Bank of America In Manhattan. While working there, she agreed...
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Helena Ciotti O'Boyle

September 30, 2017

Helena Ciotti (O'Boyle), 83 of Yardley, PA, died a Picking Manor, Newtown on September 30, 2017. Born in Bristol, PA, Helena was a life long Bucks Co. resident. Helena is a graduate of Bristol High School and NYU Master Class, Music of Handel and an accomplished musician. She began her musical study at age 3 with her father Silvio Ciotti and she was the organist for St. Ann's Church for...
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Ruth J. Gilmore

September 27, 2017

Heaven opened its gates for Ruth J. Gilmore on September 27, 2017. She was 90 years young. Ruth loved working with her hands, sewing gowns for weddings, outfits for her grandchildren, knitting Christmas stockings, creating items for craft shows and gifts as well as decorating and redecorating her homes in Fairless Hill, Cocoa Beach, FL, and Morrisville. Her family meant the world to her and...
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Kathy Lyn Sibaja

June 1, 1978 - September 27, 2017

Kathy Lyn Gana Sibaja died suddenly Wednesday at her home in Morrisvlle, PA. Kathy Lyn is a cancer survivor and died at the young age of 39 as a result of heart failure from her cancer treatment. Kathy Lyn was born in Philadelphia on June 1, 1978. She married at the age of 25 to Roy Sibaja in Langhorne, PA. Kathy is survived by her husband of 14 years, Roy Sibaja, her children, Miranda...
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Stanley Wiggins

September 24, 2017

Stanley Wiggins, longtime resident of Newtown, died peacefully on September 24th in Doylestown at the age of 93. Stanley is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Theresa (Turner). He is also survived by his brother Clifton (Tip) Wiggins, sisters Madeline Kerns, Shirley Wiggins, Elaine Bolger, sisters-in-law Elizabeth Turner and Margaret Seitter, brothers-in-law Samuel Turner and Donald...
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Malcolm R. Chattin

September 16, 2017

Malcolm R. Chattin, 89, of Penndel, PA died on Saturday, September 16, at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne. Born in Millville, NJ, Malcolm was a former resident of Millville and Levittown. Malcolm is an Air Force Veteran of WWII and a retired Senior Claims Adjustor for Allstate Insurance Co. in 1984. He enjoyed traveling by RV to all states of the United States and to different countries...
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Joyce Ann Hill

September 7, 2017

Joyce Ann Hill, 83, of Bensalem, PA died on September 7, 2017 at Aria Bucks Co. Born in Washington, DC, Joyce was a 70 year resident of Bucks Co. Joyce is a graduate of Council Rock High School, Class of 1953 and a retired Confidential Secretary for the Neshaminy School District after 30 years. She enjoyed antiquing, sewing and traveling. She was a member of the Four Lanes End Garden Club,...
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Alfred Michael "Fred" Triboletti

September 6, 2017

Alfred Michael "Fred" Triboletti of Holland, PA passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at St. Mary Medical Center. He was 82. Fred was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. He was retired from Raytheon Engineer and Contractors Corp. where he worked as an Electrical Engineer, a career he loved. Fred cherished most the time spent with his grandsons, Peter and Ian...
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Charles Shriver McKenney

August 27, 2017

Charles Shriver McKenney of Langhorne passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at the age of 81. Born in Newtown, PA he was the son of the late John I. and Hilda (Smith) McKenney. He was a machinist retired from Fisher & Porter. Surviving is his wife of 52+ years, Lorraine (Dager) McKenney; two daughters, Sharon Ripka(Paul) and Alison Steele(Jay); three grandchildren, Mitchell...
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Doris Muschert Miller

August 25, 2017

Doris Muschert Miller went home to be with her Lord peacefully, and surrounded by family, on Friday, August 25, 2017. She was 85 and a lifelong resident of Newtown. Doris was the daughter of Russell Muschert and Alma Longshore Johnson Davis and the beloved wife of the late Theodore E. Miller. She was a proud housewife and mother to her four children, Barbara, Ted, Nancy, and Tim. Doris was a...
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Albert L. Katz, Jr.

August 23, 2017

Albert L. Katz, Jr (Al) 87 of Warminster, Pennsylvania, passed away on August 23rd 2017. Albert was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 22, 1930. He lived in Lower Makefield Township, Bucks County, PA until moving to Ann's Choice Retirement Community in Warminster, PA. Al received his Bachelors of Arts Degree from Dartmouth University, and Amos Tuck School of Business...
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Danny J. Eller, Jr.

August 21, 2017

Danny J. Eller, Jr., 52, of Newtown, PA passed away with his loving family by his side on August 21 at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, PA Born in Abington, PA, Danny was a lifelong Newtown area resident. Danny attended Council Rock High School and he worked in many local restaurants including Bagel Junction, Il Sol and the Temperance House. He also worked for Harris Paving and Frank...
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Michael J. "Sal" Salvadore

August 20, 2017

Michael J. "Sal" Salvadore, 49 of Newtown, PA died August 20, 2017. Mike was born in Doylestown, PA and lived in Newtown Township and was a graduate of Council Rock High School class of 1986. His Professional Career was in the Paving Industry. Mike was the beloved Son of the late Eugene and Donna Salvadore. He is the loving Father of Jillian M. Salvadore and the proud Grandfather of Lily...
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Joseph I. Savoca

August 16, 2017

Joseph I. Savoca, 97, of Newtown, PA, passed away peacefully on August 16, 2017 at Chandler Hall. Joe always said that he lived the American Dream. He was born in 1920 to immigrants who entered this country in 1916. The family including two sisters, Tessie and Angelina, lived in the tenement district of the upper east side of Manhattan, an area largely populated by Italian immigrants. The...
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Florence Elizabeth Lutz

August 13, 2017

Florence Elizabeth Lutz, of Newtown, passed away on August 13, 2017. She was 97 years old. She was born in Syracuse, NY, the daughter of George Santmyer & Florence (nee Remore). Florence was a long-time resident of Newtown. She was a LPN for 25 years at Friends Boarding Home in Newtown and a member of St. Mary's Guild. She was a former Girl Scout Leader and a Den Mother for the Boy Scouts. ...
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Lynn L. Buttil

August 5, 2017

Lynn L. Buttil, of Buckingham Springs, New Hope, PA, passed away on August 5, 2017 at Chandler Hall with her family by her side. She was 76 years old. Lynn was a purchaser for many years at 1st National Bank & Trust Co. of Newtown. Lynn is survived by her husband of 57 years, Ronald M. and her daughters, Debbie Kinney & Kathie Citara (Michael). She was the Mom mom to Nicole(Bill), Chad,...
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Jennifer J. DiSandro

August 4, 2017

DiSandro Jennifer J., age 47, of Phila, on August 4, 2017. Beloved wife of Antonino and loving mother of Nick, Danielle & Anthony. Dear daughter of Lawrence & June Dolbow and sister of Nicole Doney. Family and friends are invited to Jennifer's Life Celebration, from 8:30-10:00am, Thursday, August 10th, at the Church of Maternity BVM, 9220 Old Bustleton Ave., Phila., and to participate in her...
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Mary Walsh Harbison

July 19, 2017

Mary Walsh Harbison, 83, of Yardley, PA died peacefully on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Neshaminy Manor Nursing Home in Warrington, PA after her long battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born in Philadelphia, PA and grew up in Trenton, NJ. Mary was a long time resident of Yardley since 1965. Mary is a graduate of Cathedral Catholic High School in Trenton and St. Francis Medical Center...
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Ingrid Margareta Lindwall Hammond

March 7, 1931 - July 19, 2017

Ingrid Margareta Lindwall Hammond left this world on July 19, 2017 She was the wife of the late Jonathan Hammond, Sr, MD. Born in Malmo, Sweden to the late Iris and Gustav Lindwall, she came to the United States on a nursing exchange program after getting a her degree from the University of Lund. She met her husband-to-be while he was a surgical resident at Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, PA,...
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George Varughese

July 5, 2017

George Varughese, 76, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on July 5th 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital, Newtown, Pennsylvania following a brief illness involving pulmonary fibrosis. He leaves his wife of almost 49 years, Aleyamma; his son, Santhosh and his wife, Jodi; his daughter, Shobha and her husband, Peter. George was a loving grandfather to his four grandchildren, Marisa and...
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Roy Bowen

June 28, 2017

Roy Bowen, 74, passed away peacefully with family by his side on June 28th, 2017. He died of natural causes. Roy was the owner of Bowen's Barber Shop for over 20yrs. He was the heart and soul of the barber shop. He had an uncanny ability to touch everyone around him with his sense of humor, his smile and his big heart. Roy was a daily fixture in the shop – he loved to sit in his favorite...
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Rhoda W. Brown

June 27, 2017

Rhoda W. Brown, Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Rhoda W. Brown led a life of joyful grace that spanned almost nine decades of service to her Lord Jesus Christ, in whom she trusted for salvation as a child. The Bible lit her path through life and inspired her to trust God wholeheartedly all her days. On June 27, 2017, Rhoda left behind her failing body to take on a heavenly one. "I consider that...
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Lynette Marie Zahirnyi

June 27, 2017

Lynette Marie Zahirnyi, 68 of Doylestown, PA., passed away peacefully on June 27, 2017 at home with her loving husband, Chet, and her sons, Marc and Matt by her side. Lynette formerly resided in Newtown, PA for over 30 years. Lynette was a former employee of New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company for 28 years. Over the years she enjoyed an active lifestyle. She enjoyed bowling, skiing ...
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Howard George Kohler

June 27, 2017

Howard George Kohler, 73, of Palmyra, NJ, died on June 27, 2017 at Capital Health, Hopewell, NJ. Born in Trenton, NJ George was a lifelong New Jersey resident. George is a graduate of Trenton Central High School and a veteran of the US Air Force serving during the Vietnam War in the Pacific Theater. He was a 20 year employee of Delaval Corp. in Trenton and retired from the East Winsor...
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Eugene Joseph "Gene" Salvadore

June 17, 2017

Eugene Joseph Salvadore, 90, of Newtown, PA, died on June 17, 2017, at Doylestown Hospital. Born in Philadelphia and formerly of Penndel, Gene was a 60 year resident of Newtown. Gene is a proud Navy Veteran of WWII under Admiral Nimitz stationed at Pearl Harbor. He worked as a plumber with his brother Jim. He was a surveyor from Pickering Courts and Summerson, and Korman Corp. where he later...
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William C Hobbs

June 16, 2017

William C. Hobbs 1926-2017 William C. Hobbs passed away peacefully early Friday morning June 16, 2017 after a rapid decline in his health. He remained active well into his 91st year when health issues became a problem but was well enough to celebrate his birthday with family. Bill was predeceased by his wife Rose and daughter Carol and is survived by his four children Lynn Wysor...
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Marcia Feeney

June 11, 2017

Longtime Bucks County resident Marcia Feeney, 85, died this weekend at Pickering Manor in Newtown. Marcia was born on Long Island, New York and grew up in Brattleboro, Vermont. She attended Emerson College in Boston and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Speech and Drama. Later, she attended Ohio State University where she earned a Master's degree in Speech Pathology. After her graduation...
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Philip C. Whitesell

June 8, 2017

Philip C. Whitesell, 59, of Fairless Hills, PA died on June 8, 2017 at his home. Son of the late Clark and Joanne Savidge Whitesell and brother of the late Clark Edmund Whitesell and survived by his sister, Sandra (Mike) Thompson. Private services and interment were held at Newtown Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Swartz Givnish Funeral Home, Newtown, PA To view...
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Mary Caltagerone Holmes

June 1, 2017

Mary Caltagerone Holmes, of Newtown, PA passed away on June 1, 2017 at Sunrise Assisted Living in Yardley. She previously resided in Morrisville and Spring Hill, FL. Mary was a retired Quality Control Inspector at General Motors, West Trenton, NJ retiring after 30 years of service. She also loved styling and cutting hair and she worked as a hair stylist for several years before moving to...
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Theresa M. Capoferri

May 23, 2017

Theresa M. Capoferri, 96, of Levittown, Pa. died on May 23, 2017 at Pickering Manor, Newtown. Born in Philadelphia, Theresa was formerly of Morrisville, Pa. where she lived for nearly sixty years. Theresa was retired from Rob Roy Manufacturing where she worked for more than 25 years. She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Church in Levittown and before that, Holy Trinity Church in...
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Paul C. Medwid

May 10, 2017

Medwid Flag Paul C., on May 10, 2017, age 62. Former husband of Marie B. (nee Parkhill), loving father of Ryan P., Jeanette M., and Laura Lynne Medwid, dear brother of Tony, Ginny, Tom, Mike and Joe Medwid and the late John and Mary Frances Medwid, also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to Paul's Life Celebration Tues. May 16, 2017 after 10am from...
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James E. Puryear, Jr.

May 5, 2017

James E. Puryear Jr, 70, of Newtown, passed away on May 5th, 2017. He served in the US Navy as a medic during the Viet Nam War, where he earned the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He was a teacher and coach in the Council Rock School District for 27 years. Jim is survived by his wife Yvonne, to whom he was married for 41 years, his son JD and his wife Kelly, granddaughter Adeline, his...
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Amos Larry Krusen, Jr.

May 2, 2017

After a bravely fought four-year battle with cancer, Amos Larry Krusen, Jr. of Doylestown left us on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at his son's home surrounded by his family. He was 73. He was born in the summer of 1943 at Doylestown Hospital to the late Amos Lawrence and Virginia Jesse (Allen) Krusen.  A dedicated, loving and proud father, Larry, as he was known, is survived by his sons, Craig ...
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John Charters "Jay" Lent, Sr.

May 2, 2017

John Charters "Jay" Lent, Sr., age 58, of St. Augustine, FL, passed away unexpectedly on May 2, 2017 at Flagler Hospital. Born in Trenton, NJ, to John and Betty Lent, Jay grew up in Levittown, PA, and was a 1976 graduate of Pennsbury High School. Jay went on to attend Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT, where he played for the school's baseball team and in the minor leagues for the Philadelphia...
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"Bob" Anthony Robert Gregory

April 28, 2017

"Bob" Anthony Robert Gregory, age 80, passed away April 28, 2017. Father of Jo-Ann (Bill) Dittmar, Cheryl (the late Jerry) Reardon, Di-Ann (Billy) Faro, Suzann (Jim) Savidge, Kelly (Tom) Lavish, Kim (Chris) Reardon, Shannon (Joe) Brogan, and Dana (Jim) Kolody. Grandfather of Kristti (Mike), Brooke (Bobby), Kerri (Mike), Brittany, Tori, Kyle, Kasey, Nicole, Taylor, Antonio, Jonathan, Jimmy,...
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Owen F. Youngquist, Jr.

April 20, 2017

Dr. Owen F. Youngquist, Jr, 82, of Newtown, PA passed away peacefully on April 20, 2017 with his beloved wife Ruth Youngquist, and his children Mark Youngquist, Jennifer Brown and Kimberly Visentini by his side. He is survived by his loving sister Rebekah Bratcher and his seven grandchildren. Owen earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Purdue University in 1963 and a Post-Doctoral...
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Bernard A. Heyman

April 18, 2017

Bernard A. Heyman, 94, of Newtown, PA died on April 18 at his home at Pickering Apartments, Newtown. Born and raised in Passaic, NJ, he and his wife would winter in Uvalde, Texas and spent the summers in Newtown. Bernard is a veteran of the US Army serving in WWII. He was a Mechanical Engineer with IBM and worked with NASA on the Mercury projects. Bernard is the devoted husband of 72 years...
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