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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

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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Richard B. Springer

April 18, 2017

Richard B. Springer of Langhorne, PA died at his home April 18, 2017. He was born 87 years ago in Philadelphia to Francis Springer and the former Cecile McGurk. Mr. Springer was formerly a member of the Knights of Columbus, Boy Scouts of America, Past President of the Langhorne Rod and Gun Club and SCORE Fairless Hills Chapter. He was the beloved husband of 66 years to Elizabeth M. Rach...
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Ronald J. Novotny

April 5, 2017

Ronald J. Novotny, 69, of Churchville, PA, died April 5, 2017 at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Ronald is known to friends and family as Ron or Poppy. Ron is a Vietnam Army Veteran who was honored and proud to have served his country. After 25 years with Boeing Corp. as an Industrial Engineer in the aeronautical division, Ron spent his retirement doing what he...
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Allen B. Reed, Jr.

April 2, 2017

Allen B. Reed, Jr., 90, of Holland, PA formerly of Langhorne and Newtown died on April 2, 2017 at Twining Village, Holland, PA. Born in Aberdeen, MD the son of the late Allen and Elsie Reed. Allen is a veteran of the US Army serving in Europe and was awarded the combat infantry badge and two battle stars. He is a graduate of Cornell University and was employed as a Chemist throughout his...
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Albert C. Keebler

April 2, 2017

Albert C. Keebler, 74, of Newtown, PA died on April 2, 2017 at his home. Born in Philadelphia, Albert was a longtime Bucks Co. Resident. Albert is a graduate of Lutheran Academy in Wahoo, Nebraska and a Carpenter with C.W. Schrenk Builders, Holland for over 46 years. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman. He hunted all over the country and Canada for large game. Albert enjoyed...
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Albert William Taylor

June 22, 1926 - April 1, 2017

Albert William Taylor, loving brother, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 1 at Attleboro Village in Middletown. He was 90. Albert was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marian Taylor. Albert lived nearly all of his life in Levittown. He was born in Bristol on June 22, 1926 and grew up on Oxford Valley Road in Bristol...
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Edward G. Schoer

March 20, 2017

Edward G. Schoer, age 87 passed away on March 20, 2017 at Greenleaf Nursing Home in Bucks County, PA. He was born July 26, 1929 in Philadelphia, PA. Edward was the son of the late Emil and Clara (Dablesteen) Schoer. After graduating from High School, he joined the United States Marine Corp and served during the Korean War. He moved to Levittown/Langhorne area. He was employed by the U.S....
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Wanda Harrop

March 19, 2017

Wanda L. Harrop, 79, of Erwinna, PA died on March 19, 2017 at Doylestown Hospital, Doylestown, PA. Born in Gracemont, OK, Wanda was a resident of Erwinna for over 30 years. Wanda is a former employee of Union Camp Manufacturing and she was a retired employee of Huntington Medical Center. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and feeding the birds year round. Wanda is the daughter of the late William...
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Dawn M. Good Dolan

March 18, 2017

Dawn M Good Dolan, 49, of Millsboro, DE died on March 18, 2017 at Beebe Hospital, Rohobeth, DE. Born in Trenton, NJ, Dawn was formally of Newtown and Yardley. Dawn was a free spirit and she loved all animals and her visits to Florida. Dawn is the daughter of Kay and Chip Bliem of Flint MI, Bill and Donna Good of Yardley, PA and the wife of Richard Dolan of Millsboro, DE. She is the step...
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Dorothy Mabelle (nee Atkinson) Mace

March 14, 2017

Dorothy Mabelle (Atkinson) Mace of Penns Park passed away unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday March 14th 2017. She was a longtime resident of Penns Park, Wrightstown Twp.,Bucks County., PA. She was born June 4th 1929 at the Old Atkinson Family Homestead in Buckmanville (Upper Makefield Twp.) Bucks County. The Homestead was in her family for many generations. She was the only daughter of the...
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Mason Chandler Allen

January 21, 2004 - March 11, 2017

Mason Chandler Allen, beloved son to Martin and Kamala Allen and brother to Matthew, went home to the Lord on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Mason was born on January 21, 2004. He attended Albert Schweitzer Elementary and Carl Sandburg Middle School where he was an exemplary student and was involved in activities such as school orchestra and band. A founding member of the Service Club, he was...
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Ruth S. Breece

July 5, 1917 - March 9, 2017

Ruth S. Breece, wife of William W. Breece, of Yardley, PA, died March 9, 2017 in Orono, ME at the age of 99. Born in New York City on July 5, 1917, she lived in many places on the Eastern coast of the United States since her father served in the U.S. Navy. In 1937 she received her AB degree, followed by her AM degree in 1944, both at Duke University. She taught American literature and Latin for...
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Marilyn J. Brown

March 9, 2017

Marilyn J. Brown, 71, of Upper Makefield Twp., died on March 9, 2017 at Attleboro Nursing Home, Langhorne, PA. Born in Hazelton, PA, Marilyn was a longtime Upper Makefield resident. Marilyn attended daily mass at the chapel of St. Mary Medical Center Langhorne and enjoyed her extended family. She is the daughter of the late Andrew and Helen Yurechko and the devoted wife of Thomas W....
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Marc Robert Myers

February 28, 2017

Marc Robert Myers, 20, of Yardley, PA, died suddenly on February 28, 2017. Born in Flemington, NJ, Marc grew up in Washington, NJ. He is a graduate of Warren Hills High School, Washington, NJ and was attending Bucks Co. Community College. Marc was a very loving, charming, sensitive and intelligent young man with a big heart, and an insatiable thirst for knowledge. He loved the outdoors,...
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Jack Hewins

February 25, 2017

Jack Hewins, 68, of Richboro, PA, died on February 25, 2017 at his home after a long struggle with cancer. Born in Philadelphia, Jack was a long time Richboro resident. Jack is a graduate of Peiffer University and a hardware salesman retiring because of ill health. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family. Jack is the son of the late Robert and Dorothy Longshore and the...
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Isabel Lichtenberger

February 25, 2017

Isabel Dromgold Dice Lichtenberger, a resident of Buckingham Valley Nursing Home, died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, February 25, 2017. She was 87. Isabel was born in York, PA to the late William and Isabel Dice. She was an executive secretary for several corporations in York throughout her career. Her most memorable position included working for the Rhoades, Sinon, and Reader law firm...
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Doris R. (nee Young) Bell

February 20, 2017

Doris R. Bell (nee Young) formerly of Philadelphia on February 20 at the age of 89. Adored wife of 63 years to Frank who recently preceded her in death, loving Mother to Francis "Tony" (Annette) Bell Jr. and Regina (George) Kneib, Grandmother to Kristopher (Karen) Kneib and Great Grandmother to their four beautiful children. Beloved sister to Loretta (John) Transue, Franklin Young and the late...
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Julia H. Hayes

February 19, 2017

Julia H. Hayes, a life-long resident of Langhorne, PA died on Sunday February 19, 2017 at the age of 94. Julia was born in Newtown, PA to the late John and Gertrude Derry Hopkins. She was a beautician for many years and loved to play pinnacle. Julia retired from General Motors in 1971. Julia was regarded as the Mother of Macedonia Baptist Church where she served as a Trustee and Financial...
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Walter Lawton, Sr.

February 17, 2017

Lawton Walter, Sr. went home to be with the Lord Friday, February 17th, surrounded by his loving family; he was 88. Born in Bristol, Pa, Walter was one of several children to the late G. Harry and Mary Lawton. A skilled carpenter, Walter was a proud member of the Carpenters Union for 65 years and in 1953 built his own home, at which his family still lives. Walter was also a member of the ROMEOs;...
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Joan Ellen Hartig

August 21, 1930 - February 14, 2017

Joan Ellen Hartig, daughter of the late Catherine Lonergan and Thomas Birmingham of County Kilkenny, Ireland, was born the last of eleven siblings on August 21, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York. She attended private and public schools in New York, graduating with a nursing degree from Long Island College in September of 1951. Joan moved to Yardley, PA from New York in April of 1995. She was united...
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Harold (Hal) Becker

February 11, 2017

Harold (Hal) Becker, 95, of Newtown, formerly of Hatboro, passed away on February 11, 2017 at Chandler Hall. A civil engineer, Hal received his BS in 1946, from Duke University, where he was phi beta kappa, president and valedictorian of his graduating class, and his MS from Lehigh University. His long professional career spanned early projects like the New Jersey Turnpike and later Atlantic...
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Frances Mancini Soriano Riccioni

February 4, 2017

Frances Mancini Soriano Riccioni passed away on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, surrounded by her daughters. She was 97. Born in Bayonne, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Maria Mancini, and eighth of nine siblings, the only girl. She resided in Bradley Gardens and Raritan, NJ, for most of her life and then Lower Makefield Township, PA, for 22 years and West Chester, PA, for the past six...
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Maxine E. Hirsch

February 3, 2017

Maxine E. Hirsch, 88, of Newtown, PA died on February 3, 2017 at Pennswood Village, Newtown, PA. Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, Loraine and Seymour Hirsch. Maxine was a cherished friend of many, including colleagues from Bucks County Community College, and workers at Pennswood Village. Maxine had a unique, witty and caring personality that allowed her to quickly develop...
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Richard "Dick" Linton Kauffman

August 19, 1935 - January 24, 2017

Richard ("Dick") Linton Kauffman died on January 24, 2017 at Pennswood Village, Newtown Pa. He was a pioneer in the early development of information technology for mainframe computers. Richard was a lifelong resident of central Bucks County, living in Lower Makefield and Upper Makefield Townships for almost his entire life. He was born August 19, 1935 in Yardley, Pennsylvania, son of the late...
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Frederick C. Harris III

January 22, 2017

Frederick C. Harris III left this world to join the angels on January 22, 2017. Everyone knew him as Derek. He was well loved in his community and was known for his generosity. He was kind, loving, sweet and funny and touched the lives of everyone he met. Derek was known to share whatever he had with others. During his last year, Derek was diagnosed with end-stage renal disease and despite his...
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Irma Huchler

January 21, 2017

Irma Huchler died peacefully Saturday January 21, 2017, in Newtown, PA surrounded by her family. Irma celebrated a wonderful 100 years on December 27, 2016 with family and friends. Irma was born in Wilhelmshaven, Germany in 1916 and emigrated to the U.S. in 1934 with her older sister Marichen. She married John Baptist Huchler in 1937 and had her only son in 1938. They opened a deli and worked...
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Edward J. Twining

January 16, 2017

Edward J. Twining, 70, of Newtown, PA died at his home on January 16, 2017. Born in Abington, PA, Eddie was a life long Newtown Township Resident. Eddie is a graduate of Council Rock High School and a birthright Quaker as a former member of Makefield Meeting and attending Newtown Friends Meeting. Eddie is a member of a 2nd generation farm family in Newtown Township, a member of Middletown...
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Michael E. Charlton

January 16, 2017

Michael E. Charlton, 81, died Monday, January 16, 2017 in Richlandtown, PA. Michael was born in Philadelphia and lived on Leopard Street, where he attended Immaculate Conception School. He belonged to the Shackamaxon Boys Club and he enjoyed playing ball at the Tip Top playground and Penn Treaty Park off Delaware Ave. He took in movies at the Jumbo Movie Theatre. In 1949 the Charlton family...
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