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Our Obituaries

Jason James Wartman

March 16, 2018

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

March 15, 2018

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

March 8, 2018

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

March 7, 2018

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

March 3, 1919 - March 4, 2018

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

October 16, 1984 - March 2, 2018

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

June 18, 1945 - March 2, 2018

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

February 15, 2018

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

February 15, 2018

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

February 13, 2018

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

December 10, 1935 - January 31, 2018

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

January 30, 2018

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

January 24, 2018

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

January 19, 2018

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

January 30, 1997 - January 14, 2018

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

January 12, 2018

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

January 27, 1984 - January 10, 2018

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

January 8, 2018

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

December 30, 2017

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

December 31, 1965 - November 11, 2017

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

December 12, 1936 - October 13, 2017

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

October 10, 2017

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

July 19, 1942 - September 24, 2017

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

September 24, 2017

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

September 17, 2017

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

September 8, 2017

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

September 5, 2017

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

August 29, 2017

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

August 22, 2017

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

August 4, 2017

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

July 16, 2017

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

July 11, 2017

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

July 8, 2017

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

June 27, 2017

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

June 27, 2017

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

June 21, 2017

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

August 21, 1927 - May 30, 2017

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

May 22, 2017

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

May 6, 2017

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

April 13, 2017

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

March 26, 2017

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

March 26, 2017

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

March 21, 2017

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

March 19, 2017

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

March 15, 2017

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

March 10, 2017

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

December 15, 1921 - March 7, 2017

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

March 1, 2017

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

February 14, 2017

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

March 2, 1968 - February 10, 2017

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

February 5, 2017

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

December 29, 1926 - January 19, 2017

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

November 12, 1924 - January 17, 2017

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

January 16, 2017

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

January 15, 1917 - January 15, 2017

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

December 26, 1925 - January 14, 2017

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

January 10, 2017

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

December 29, 2016

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

February 3, 1944 - December 10, 2016

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

December 8, 2016

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

November 7, 2016

Andrew L. Kinslow passed away on Nov. 7, 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife Darlene. He is survived by his son Andrew, Andrew's wife Suzette and three grandchildren: Samantha, Shawn and Sarah. He has one surviving sister, Mary Olimpo. Andrew served in the Marine Corp from '56-'58. He spent most of his life as a computer systems analyst and designer. The last ten years he spent as a bus...
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William "Jop" Jopling

December 25, 1951 - November 1, 2016

William "Jop" Jopling of Lumberville, PA, formerly of Philadelphia, PA, Johnson, VT and Madison, NJ, passed away on November 1, 2016. He was born in Madison, NJ on December 25, 1951, the son of the late William Reid Jopling Jr. and the late Nancy Jopling Kirby. He attended the University of Vermont, starting a lifetime journey of many interests, most notably his passion for volleyball. An...
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William Albert Opdyke

November 7, 1968 - October 21, 2016

On Friday, October 21, 2016, William "Bill" Opdyke passed on to live with the Lord after a courageous battle with melanoma. He was 47 at the time of passing. Survived by his wife Michelle and their four children: Zachary (24), Matthew (20), Michaela (12), and Nicholas (11), as well as his mother, three brothers, and his maternal grandmother, Helen Opdyke. Bill was born in Trenton, New Jersey...
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Maria T. Koronka

September 28, 2016

Maria T. Koronka of Solebury died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 at Doylestown Hospital. Born in 1920 in Hungary, she was the daughter of the late Demeter and Tereza Merenyi. She was the beloved wife for 67 years of Stephen G. Koronka. Surviving are her children, Maria T. Kovacs and her husband, Steven A. Kovacs; her son, Stephen J. Koronka, Capt. U.S. Navy, Ret and his wife, Carolyn S. Gay.; her...
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John Michael Cunningham

September 26, 2016

John Michael Cunningham of Buckingham, Pennsylvania passed away on September 26, aged 71. He is survived by Carol, his wife of 51 years, his mother Moyra, sister Dale (and Gerard), children Timothy (and Carla) and Matthew (and Jennifer), and three beloved grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father Arthur. John spent a lifetime serving his country and community, but was born in...
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Luigi G. Noberini

September 6, 2016

Luigi G. Noberini, age 93, LCDR US NAVY Retired, made a one way flight to the place where true flyers go on the late eve of Tuesday, Sept. 6th, 2016. Born in Manhattan, NY he lived the majority of his life in Staten Island, NY. Growing up in Arrochar, he and his family had a vegetable garden and homing pigeons. Married life took him to Grasmere in Staten Island, where he and his wife June...
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Alice P. Smith

August 27, 2016

Alice Smith of Holland, formerly of Lansdale and Crestwood (NJ) passed away Saturday, August 27th at Twining Village where she resided the past 13 years. She was 95. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of Leonard and Carrie Pickering. Alice was preceded in death by her husband Frank B. Smith. She enjoyed traveling around the country and going on cruises with him. She spent many...
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Richard "Dick" P. Escher

August 23, 2016

Richard P. Escher, known to family and friends as Dick, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, August 23, 2016 at his home in New Hope. He was 74. He was the second of three children born to the late G.E. Escher, Jr. and Constance House Escher of Westport, CT. A master craftsman, he owned and operated Craftsmen Pine in Bordentown, NJ for 20 years, supplying retail outlets in the tri-state area...
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Eileen Corcoran Brennan

August 17, 2016

Eileen Corcoran Brennan of Collingdale passed away on August 17 at Little Flower Manor with her devoted sisters by her side. Eileen was born on the Fourth of July and enjoyed all things patriotic and red, white and blue. She was a 1964 graduate of Collingdale High School and a long- time resident of the borough. She was a dedicated member of the high school alumni association, serving as...
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William "Bill" J. Warren

July 18, 2016

William James Warren, of Buckingham Pennsylvania passed away on July 18th at the Christ Home Nursing Center in Warminster. He was 79 years old. William was a devoted father to Lisa M. Mooney, Sandy D. Warren, Bill W. Warren and the late Debbie A. Warren. He had 3 grandchildren; Samantha Fellin, Tina Patterson and Michael Mooney. He is also survived by his siblings Chuck Warren Jr, Ivy...
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Kevin J. Wallace

July 16, 2016

Kevin J. Wallace passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 16, 2016. He was 54. Kevin was born in Walnut Creek, CA and grew up in Bowie, MD. He attended Bowie Senior H.S. from which he graduated in 1980. He then attended the United States Military Academy at West Point New York and graduated with a BS in Applied Science and Engineering in 1984. Kevin was then commissioned as an Army infantry...
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Nancy L. Edwards

August 29, 1937 - July 6, 2016

Nancy L. Edwards passed away on July 6th, 2016 at her home in New Hope after battling ALS for close to two years. Nancy Louise Blimline was born in Philadelphia on August 29, 1937, the only child of Arlington Sebastian Blimline and Marjorie Brown Blimline. From an early age she displayed a talent for art and a restless imagination that often played out in stories, plays, and paper dolls. She...
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Aftanazy "Archie" Romanczak

June 27, 2016

Aftanazy "Archie" Romanczak, age 81, of Chalfont,PA and formerly of Little Falls, NJ passed away on June 27, 2016 at his home. Archie was born in Little Falls, NJ and was the son of Aftanazy & Mary Romanczak. He was the loving husband of the late Dianna and the devoted father of Aftan (Cheri), Ann Marie Lowther (Joe) and Michael (Melanie). He is also survived by his 4 grandchildren, Megan,...
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Deanna Marie Bayne

June 13, 2016

Deanna Marie Bayne, of Drexel Hill, passed away on Monday, June 13th with her family at her bedside. She was 40 years old. Deanna was born and raised in Upper Darby and graduated from Archbishop Prendergast High School before completing her degree at West Chester University. She worked for many years at The Vanguard Group, Inc. Deanna had many passions in her life. She and her husband,...
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Joan A. Walker

April 14, 2016

Joan passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016. Joan was a resident of Buckingham, Pennsylvania at the time of her passing. She was married to Donald. Family and friends are invited to Joan's Life Celebration from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday April 16 at the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe 5175 Cold Spring Creamery Rd. Doylestown and to participate in her funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Interment will...
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Rosemarie Bruno

March 21, 2016

Rosemarie Bruno, age 78, of Honey Brook, PA, passed away on March 21, 2016. Rosemarie was born in Phila to the late Michael & Mildred Carosella. Her family later moved to Clifton Heights and she graduated from Notre Dame High School in Moylan. Rosemarie was married to Carlo N. "Sonny" Bruno for 58 years. After raising her family, she went to work as the best cook ever at Bobby's Seafood...
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Susan H. Stevenson

November 28, 2015

Susan Hunsberger Stevenson passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, November 28, 2015. Her family was by her side as she succumbed bravely and with grace to a chronic medical condition. She was 84. Susan, known as "Sue" or "Suey" to her friends and family ("Mimi" to her grandchildren), was born in Norristown, PA in 1931. She grew up on her family's beloved farm Tooth Acres on 9th Avenue...
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October 1, 2015

Herbert Paul Lee III died October 1, 2015 at home in Pineville, Bucks County, PA. He was born in Philadelphia in June, 1945, and was predeceased by his parents, Herbert Paul Lee II, and Marian (Daiber) Lee. Paul was a United States Marine, and served in Vietnam from 1965 to 1967. He participated in multiple offensives in the DaNang and DMZ areas, was wounded and was the recipient of a Purple...
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James Anthony Milloy

April 4, 1929 - June 16, 2014

On Monday, June 16, 2014, God reached down and selected a very special shamrock from the earth. James Anthony Milloy joined the Lord in Heaven. He was 85.He was born in Tacoma, Washington on May 4, 1929. Jim was married to the late Joanna (Tainter) Milloy, with whom he shared 39 years of marriage before her passing on Dec. 15, 1991. Jim graduated from Saint Martin's College in Olympia,...
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George J. Rusinko III

June 15, 2014

George J. Rusinko, III, age 66, of Point Pleasant, passed away on June 15, 2014. George was born in Philadelphia to the late George J., Jr. & Helen. He was married to Barbara A. (nee Reibold). George was a retired Civil Service worker who loved the Phillies and gardening. He also enjoyed spending time with his friends, either playing cards or crabbing. George faithfully served his...
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Robert J. Rushton

June 1, 2014

Robert J. Rushton passed away at Buckingham Nursing Home on June 1, 2014. He was born at the home his grandfather built in Buckingham August 10, 1931. He was preceded in death by his parents, Helen and Charles Rushton, Sr, and nephew Steven Rushton. He is survived by brother Charles Rushton, great nephew Jeffrey Rushton, Great Nieces Kelly, Heather, Stephanie and Jennifer Rushton and...
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Jean Sizemore

May 21, 2014

Jean Sizemore, age 92, of New Hope, passed away on May 21st, 2014. Loving mother to daughters Carol Ann Sizemore, Barbara Rolando and Penelope Ryan. Grandmother of 6 and great- grandmother of 8. Graduated in 1969, from Richmond College in Staten Island, NY with a masters degree in English Literature. Passionate antique dealer for many years along side her husband, Jack Sizemore. Jean was a...
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Heather Upmalis

October 14, 1949 - May 13, 2014

Heather Upmalis, age 64, of Doylestown , P.A. passed away suddenly of a heart attack at her home on Tuesday May 13, 2014. Heather was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on October 14, 1949, daughter of Mary and George Murray and she became the older sister to Garth. Heather graduated from St Joseph's School of Nursing in Toronto, as a Registered Nurse in 1968 and spent many years working in...
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Margaret E. Norod

April 23, 2014

Norod Margaret E. Norod, age 91, passed away on April 23, 2014 in New Britain, PA. Peg, as she was known, was born in Boston, MA and grew up in Newton, MA. She was the daughter of George & Flora Reed and the wife of the late Salvatore Norod. Together they resided in Randolph, NJ for 28 years, where she was an elementary school teacher. Following Randolph, they moved to Cape Cod, MA. Peg...
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Ruth D. Cobb

April 9, 2014

Cobb Ruth D. Cobb, age 81, of Buckingham, PA passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Ruth was born in Philadelphia, married Jack in 1954 and moved to Morrisville where together they raised six children. Ruth resided in Morrisville for 45 years prior to moving to Buckingham to live with John and Susan for the past fifteen years. Mom and her Jack Russell "Squirt" spent...
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Werner C. Schroeder

January 31, 1928 - March 28, 2014

Schroeder Werner C. Schroeder formerly of Doylestown, PA and Caledonia, MN, passed away peacefully on March 28, 2014 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Maryland, he was 86 years old. Born on January 31, 1928 in Caledonia, Minnesota, he was the son of the late Arthur W. and Nina (Onstad) Schroeder. He is predeceased by his loving wife of 40 years, Jeannette Free, and his sister,...
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Andrea A. Humphrey

February 26, 2014

Humphrey Andrea A. Humphrey, a resident of Warminster, and beloved wife, mother, Bammy, sister, aunt and friend passed away peacefully with family by her side while in hospice care on Wednesday, February 26, 2014. In her blessed 78 years, she lived a life centered in faith and left a legacy to emulate filled with selfless acts of kindness and caring for others. She truly was an angel here on...
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Raymond J. Nelson

January 24, 1924 - February 25, 2014

Nelson Raymond J. Nelson of Buckingham Springs passed away on Tuesday evening, February 25, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of 24 years to his beloved wife, Nancy A. (Artone) Nelson. Born in Philadelphia on January 24, 1924, Ray was the son of Raymond and Margaret Nelson. Ray was preceded in death by his first wife, Eleanor Porambo Nelson. He is survived ...
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Helen "Cissy" McMahon

February 19, 2014

McMahon Helen "Cissy", on Feb. 19, 2014. Beloved wife and soul mate of James J. McMahon, loving mother of Rosemary Toobert (Louis), James J. McMahon, Jr. (Anne), Judy McMahon and Patrice Ozimkiewicz (Alan) and devoted grandmother of Shawn & Jessica Donohue and Kevin, Kyle & Kara Ozimkiewicz. Dear sister of Stanley Powell and the late Peggy Means and Penny Bloomer. Family and friends are...
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Sherman H. Smickley

April 10, 1921 - February 9, 2014

Smickley Sherman H. Smickley of Levittown, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was 92. Sherman was born in Wind Gap, PA on April 10, 1921. He graduated from Pen Argyl H.S. in 1939. He was proud of his military service during WWII where he trained as an airplane mechanic and B-29 flight engineer and this spurred a lifelong fascination with aviation. ...
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Walter Francis Reichert

October 6, 1934 - January 10, 2014

Reichert Walter Francis Reichert, age 79, of Buckingham Springs, New Hope, passed away on Friday, Jan. 10th. Wally, as he was known, was born Oct. 6, 1934, to Lorenz & Theresa Reichert in New York City. Wally worked for RCA and later David Sarnoff Research Center, retiring after 41 years. He was the recipient of 9 US patents in the electronic semiconductor field. In his later years, he...
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Anthony (Tony) D. Quattrone

December 13, 2013

Quattrone Anthony (Tony) D. Quattrone, 71, of Buckingham Springs passed away peacefully on Friday, December 13, 2013 after he fought a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Philadelphia and has resided in Bucks County for most of his life. He is survived by Judy, his beloved wife of 48 years. Tony worked for years as a steel worker, however; he pursued his passion for cooking...
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Josephine (DeFlavio) Walsh

October 20, 2013

Walsh Josephine (DeFlavio) Walsh, of Buckingham, died of natural causes at Neshaminy Manor on Sunday, October 20, 2013. She would have been 90 on November 5th. Josephine is survived by her children; Michael (Marge), John (Kim) and Patricia (Ken) Mugler. She is also survived by her sisters Jeannette and Connie, and brothers Tony (Hilda) and Flory (Suzanne), both of Quakertown. Her...
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William A. "Billy" Levis

June 19, 1972 - October 16, 2013

William A. "Billy" Levis, of Lansdale, PA, beloved son of M. William and Heidi (Muller) Levis, of Buckingham, died suddenly on Oct. 16. Born in Abington on June 19, 1972, he lived most of his life in Buckingham, graduating from Central Bucks East and attending JNA Culinary Institute. He was a computer programmer/analyst most recently employed by Procura Management Health Solutions. His...
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Beatrice Tudico

October 11, 2013

Beatrice Tudico, age 84, of Newtown, PA formerly of Phila, PA passed away on Oct. 11, 2013. She was the wife of the late John A., Jr. and the mother of Carmel M. McEvilly (Brian), Mark A. and the late Lynette A. Grab, Ronald R. & John J., III. Beatrice was the proud grandmother of 7 children and great-grandmother of 8 children. Family and friends are invited to Beatrice's Life Celebration from...
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Kathleen "Katie" L. Westfall

October 6, 2013

Westfall Kathleen "Katie" L. Westfall, a resident of Furlong, formerly of Springfield, OH passed away at her residence, Sunday October 6, 2013, at the age of 88. She was the wife of the late Paul Westfall Jr. Born in Springfield, OH, Katie was the daughter of the late Ansel and Pearl Clifford. Katie was a graduate of Wittenberg University and a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority. She was...
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Shane Burke Pettine

September 25, 2013

Pettine Shane Burke Pettine was called home by God at 15 years of age after a lengthy battle with bone cancer. He died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. He was warm and cozy in his own bed, and passed with the dignity that he deserved. Beloved son of James & Colleen (nee Burke) and loving brother of Evan & Aiden. Shane is the grandson of James & Mary Burke and Michael...
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Pamela J. Ruth

April 24, 1959 - September 13, 2013

Ruth Pamela J. Ruth of Pineville passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, after a long and courageous battle with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer that she was diagnosed with in early January 2011. She was 54. Pamela Jean Fiorillo was born April 24, 1959; she was a graduate of Burlington Township High School, Class of 1977. Pam is survived by her loving husband, Jesse; her mother, Gail Szymanski; sister,...
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Joan Thiessen

September 11, 2013

Thiessen Joan Thiessen of Buckingham was called home to be with the Lord on September 11, 2013, following a long battle with cancer. Joan was the beloved wife of Werner Thiessen. They shared 56 years of marriage. Joan was 76. She was the devoted mother of Deborah Vilcheck of Chester, CT, Genevieve Rudy (Charles) of Doylestown, PA, Sharon Black of West Amwell, NJ, and William Thiessen...
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Carl H. Otte

September 8, 2013

Otte Carl H. Otte, 78, of New Hope, PA, died at Doylestown Hospital, Doylestown on September 8, 2013. Born in Philadelphia, Carl was a long time resident of Bucks Co. Carl is a veteran of the US Army and a long time farmer. He is also a member of the Laborer's International Union of North America. He is an active member of the Doylestown Lodge #245 F&AM, the Rajah Shrine, the Shriners...
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