Swartz-Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

About Givnish Funeral Homes

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

John F. Givnish

Our Obituaries

Gerald J. Friel

November 9, 2018

Gerald J. Friel, Jr, 84, of Cherry Hill, NJ passed away on November 9, 2018 at Rittenhouse Village at Floral Vale, Yardley, PA, following a lengthy illness. Jerry is the husband of Catherine (Cathy) James Friel and the father of of Susan (Ed) DeMarco, Gerald (Lynn) Friel, III, John (Wendy) Friel, Carol (Carl) Nielsen and Lisa Patti. He is the proud grandfather of 10 grandchildren and son of the...
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Mary M. Birkbeck

November 3, 2018

Mary M. Birkbeck, 92, of Langhorne, passed away on November 3, 2018. She was a pharmacist for 40 years. Mary liked taking trips in her car, and enjoyed dogs, playing cards, and volunteering at Morrisville Presbyterian Church. Mary is survived by her children, Joseph W. Birkbeck III, Kenneth S. Birkbeck (Sue), and Roger M. Birkbeck (Cheryl), her grandchildren Alyssa, Ryan, Adam, Jessica,...
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Emma Marie Calderazzo

November 1, 2018

Emma Marie Calderazzo, 90, of Morrisville, passed away on November 1, 2018. She enjoyed watching the Phillies and Eagles, and playing Bingo at St. Joseph the Worker Church, but most of all loved spending time with her family and friends. In her younger days, Emma was a runway and fashion model for Pomeroy's in Levittown. Emma was the wife of the late Frederic Calderazzo and is survived by...
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Sara McClain

October 31, 2018

McClain, Sara Elizabeth Wilkes Byelich, 90 years of age, from Newtown PA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday October 31, 2018 at Pickering Manor Home. Sara's life can be easily summed up with the word 'family'. Born the second of 7 children to the late Alvin and Mabel Forsythe Wilkes, her early years set the tone for the rest of her earthly life, for Sara was destined to become the...
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Norma R. Wood

October 29, 2018

Norma R. Wood of Lower Makefield Township, PA passed away on October 29, 2018 with her family at her side. She was 83. Born on October 9, 1935 in Trenton, NJ she was the daughter of the late Hilda Rich (Redman) and Harold Rich. Norma graduated from Trenton High school in 1953 and earned a teaching degree from Trenton State College in 1957. She taught at Fisher Junior High School in Ewing,...
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Dorothy Kathryn Brunner Plesser

October 11, 2018

Dorothy Kathryn Brunner Plesser, of Pennswood Village, left this life for an eternal one on October 11, 2018, at 95 years "young." Her heart for life began on Valentine's Day, 1923, in Carbondale, PA. Dodie had a thirst for knowledge and the ability to embrace, retain and recite it. She attended Carbondale High School and complemented her education by learning about God's natural beauty while...
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Linda L. Galloway

October 6, 2018

Linda L. Galloway, loving mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away Saturday, October 06, 2018 at the age of 70. She was raised in Bristol, Pennsylvania and graduated from Truman High School in 1966. Prior to moving to Yardley, PA, Linda was a longtime Newtown resident where she raised her two children and worked as a test administrator at the Law School Admissions Council for 27 years....
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Thomas Harvey Haldeman

October 5, 2018

Thomas Harvey Haldeman of New Hope, Bucks County, PA died October 5, 2018 at age 66 from an apparent heart attack. His sudden passing leaves behind his heart-broken family, his wife, Susan McMonigal, and their son, Samuel Haldeman and fiancée Katherine Tuggey of Austin, TX. Tom is survived by his parents, R. Kenneth Haldeman and Phyllis Stricks Haldeman of Carversville, his siblings, Nancy...
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David John Foster

October 1, 2018

David John Foster, 60, of Holland, PA, died on October 1, 2018 at his home. Born in Philadelphia, PA, David was a lifelong Bucks County resident. David is a graduate of Neshaminy Maple Point High School, Class of 1977. He enjoyed his lifelong passion in the automobile business and was a cofounder of a family dealership for 23 years in Langhorne. David was an avid fan of the Philadelphia...
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Richard T. Trimble

September 30, 2018

Richard T. Trimble Age 58, of Newtown passed away on September 30th, 2018 at his home after a long illness. Born at Lower Bucks Hospital in Bristol, PA, he was the son of the late Earle and Beatrice Trimble. Rich is survived by his wife Kathleen (Ivins)Trimble), his son Thomas and brothers Donald (Linda) Trimble and Larry Trimble (and the late Carla Trimble) of Levittown, Sister Patricia...
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Kathleen B. (nee Bruther) Lanning

April 13, 1927 - September 29, 2018

Kathleen B. Lanning (nee Bruther ), 91, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family and friends on September 29, 2018. Kathleen was born on April 13, 1927 to the late Thomas and Margaret (nee Smythe) Bruther in Trenton N.J. She was the wife to the late Richard L. Lanning who passed away in 1999. Kathleen had many fond memories of growing up in Trenton, NJ and then embraced...
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Patrica E. Cassidy

September 28, 2018

Patricia E. (nee Dillon), on Friday Sept. 28,2018, age 88. She was born in Dublin,Ireland toPatrick & Sarah Dillon(neeCarroll). Beloved wife of the late Roger Cassidy, loving mother of June Logan(William), Margaret Clarke(Patrick),Sally Cassidy, and Helen Caldwell, dear sister of Patrick Dillon, cherished grandmother of 9, great grandmother of 17. Family and friends are invited to Patricia's...
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Arthur Philip Albright

August 16, 1956 - September 26, 2018

Arthur Philip Albright, 62, of Yardley, PA died September 26, 2018 after a long battle with lung cancer. Art was born in Redwood City, CA to Barbara and Philip Albright on August 16, 1956. When Art was eight the family moved to Greenwich, RI where he attended Moses Brown Boys School until his graduation in 1975. Active in high school sports, Art was on the football team and was a shot...
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Mary E. Bethman

September 23, 2018

Mary E. Bethman (Nee Conway) 76 of Newtown, Pa., died on September 23, 2018 at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, PA. Mary was born in Manhattan, NY and at 13 years old moved to Newtown. Mary graduated from Council Rock High School, Class of 1960. She was employed at The First National Bank and Trust Co., Acme Market and Bill Marsh Ford. In 1972 with her husband, Lin "Sonny" Bethman began the...
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Barbara Ann Jones Kirschler

September 12, 2018

Barbara Ann Jones Kirschler, passed away peacefully on Wednesday at Attleboro Nursing Center, under the loving care of her daughter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Kirschler, on June 1, 2014. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Regina Ruane Jones. She was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Bell...
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Louis Richard Pannella

September 3, 2018

Pannella Louis Richard, age 88, of Langhorne, PA, formerly of Phila., on Sept. 3, 2018. Retired Phila. Police Officer. Proud veteran having served in the United States Army. Beloved husband of the late Loretta (nee Tirendi) and loving father of Louis Pannella and Michael Pannella (Joanna Dissin). Dear brother of Stanley Pannella and the late Janice Speigel (David). Devoted grandfather of...
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Evelyn J. Roberts

September 3, 2018

Evelyn J. Roberts 97, of Newtown, PA died on September 3, 2018 at Doylestown Hospital, Doylestown, PA. Born in Lebanon, PA, Evelyn was a 68 year resident of Newtown and formerly of Tullytown, PA. Evelyn spent her entire life farming and caring for animals and livestock. She and her late husband Norman owned and operated a nursery growing pachysandra. She was a devoted wife, mother,...
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Reije (nee Bregler) McGowen

September 2, 2018

Rejie McGowen nee Bregler died peacefully on September 2, 
2018. Born in 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Rejie resided 
in Penns Park for most of her life. Her final years were spent at 
Ann's Choice Retirement Center. The daughter of William 
Bregler and Esther Speier Bregler, Rejie enrolled at age 7 in 
Ellis College upon the death of her father. She graduated at 16 
years old. ...
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Edith R. Fuoco

August 31, 2018

Edith R. Fuoco, of Langhorne, passed away into God's loving care on Friday, August 31, 2018. She was 87 years old. "Mom-mom" or "Edie", as she was affectionately known by her family and friends, was born on March 4, 1931 to the late George and Lavina (nee Lamont) Fischer in Philadelphia. She was the wife to Frank J. Fuoco and together they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past June...
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Mary Doris Haines

August 28, 1928 - August 28, 2018

Mary Doris (nee Vanderslice) Haines, of Newtown died peacefully at Chandler Hall on August 28th, 2018. Mary celebrated her ninetieth birthday that day. Mary met her husband, Clarence C. Haines, Jr. and they married in 1947 and are one of the original Levittowners. Mary was a happy homemaker to her family and enjoyed her Bridge Club in Levittown and was an accomplished Ballroom Dancer with her...
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John "Jack" M. Nay

August 9, 1923 - August 28, 2018

John "Jack" M. Nay, age 95, passed away at his home on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 after a brief illness. Born on August 9, 1923 he was the second child of the late John S. Nay and Mary Loretta (Worthington) Nay. He spent most of his childhood in the Lower Bucks County area. In 1941 he graduated from Yardley High School and went to work for Roebling & Sons in Trenton, NJ. With the US entry...
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G. Thomas Brooks, Jr.

August 23, 2018

G. Thomas Brooks, Jr., formerly of Trenton, NJ, died at Pennswood Village in Newtown, PA on August 23, 2018. He served in the Navy during World War II, was a graduate architect from the University of Pennsylvania, a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, a former member of the American Institute of Architects, who following practice in the private sector served as Supervisory Architect for the...
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Alicia C. Petruszka

August 23, 2018

Alicia C. Petruszka, beloved daughter, sister, and friend of everyone, was taken on August 23rd, 2018. She was a caring, loving, dynamic, compassionate, smart, fiercely independent woman. She went too suddenly and too early, and will be greatly missed forever. Rest in peace, our beloved Angel! Alicia was born on April 26, 1968 in Philadelphia, PA and was a lifelong area resident. She...
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Tracy Beth Kenny

August 23, 2018

Tracy Beth Kenny, 45, of Newtown, passed away on Thursday, August 23rd. She was a giving, compassionate, and spiritual person, and could really connect with people, especially children and seniors. She enjoyed going to the shore, especially Cape May, New Jersey, and liked the Serenity Prayer as well as the Footprints verse. Tracy is survived by her children Sarah, Tim, and Luke, her mother,...
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Brian H. Rector

August 20, 2018

Brian H. Rector, 46, of Morrisville, PA died on August 20, 2018 at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, PA. Born in Doylestown, PA, Brian was a lifelong Bucks Co. resident. Brian is a graduate of Morrisville High School where he ran track and played in the school band. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Newtown and he enjoyed traveling to New York and Virginia. Brian is the...
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Lois L. Coe

August 7, 1926 - August 19, 2018

Lois L. Coe, 92 originally of Philadelphia died on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at Pickering Manor, Newtown, PA. Lois was born on August 7, 1926 in Lititz, PA, Lancaster County. She is the daughter of the late Paul and Jeanette Sturgis Zug and sister of the late Paul (Hilda) Zug of Lititz, PA. Lois moved to Darien, CT with her maternal grandparents and graduated from Darien High School in 1943 and...
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Carol J. Piechowiak

August 9, 1929 - August 18, 2018

Carol J. Piechowiak passed away in peace on Saturday, August 18, 2018. Born Carol J. Groff on August 9, 1929 in Philadelphia, PA. Her husband, Edward O. Piechowiak; her sons, Eddie and Craig A. Piechowiak; her brother, Richard Groff, and her granddaughter, Caitlin Piechowiak, predeceased her. Carol is survived by her two sons, Brian and Wayne (Janice) Piechowiak, nieces Karen Groff and...
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Hugh J. Carr, Jr.

August 18, 2018

Hugh J. Carr Jr. passed away on August 18, 2018 at St. Mary's Hospital, Langhorne, PA. He was 80 years old. Hugh was born in Union City, NJ, raised in North Bergen and was a resident of the Landing section of Roxbury Township for 50 years before moving to Newtown, Pennsylvania in 2017. He is predeceased by his father, Hugh J. Carr, who passed when Hugh was 13. He is also predeceased by his...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Louise Beck

October 12, 1919 - August 3, 2018

Elizabeth "Betty" Louise Beck (nee Voigt) passed away Friday, August 3, 2018, at the age of 98, at Pennswood Village in Newtown. Born on October 12, 1919, in Philadelphia, Pa., Becky (as she was known to her friends) was the daughter of Albin and Millicent Voigt. She moved to Newtown in 1940. Becky was an avid tennis player and was a member of the Neshaminy Tennis Club for many years where she...
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Myra J. Griffith

July 30, 2018

Myra J. Griffith, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, passed peacefully surrounded by love, on Monday, July 30th, 2018. She was the loving mother of Rebecca Griffith Pearlman of Gaithersburg, MD and Laura Griffith Grey of Perkasie, PA, sister of Maxine Yeager (James Yeager) of Schnecksville, PA. Proud grandmother of Kayla Grey, Zach Pearlman, Abby Pearlman, Sarah Grey, Rachel Grey,...
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Victoria Love Roza

July 19, 2018

Victoria Love Roza, beloved mother, wife, sister, and friend, died peacefully the morning of July 19th, 2018, in Newtown, PA. She was 60 years old. Born to Hubert and Jean Love, she was raised in Southern California, eventually moving to Bucks County in 1990. With her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cal. Poly. Tech. Univ., and her M.S. from Villanova University, she started her career...
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Anna Mae Mary Wydro

July 14, 2018

Anna Mae Mary Wydro went to meet our Lord on Saturday, July, 14, 2018. She was born on January, 1931 in Philadelphia. Daughter of the late Felix Sielanski and Mary Schiller Zielanski. She is the wife of 66 years to Walter S. Wydro and mother of the late Walter J. Wydro and Howard Wydro. She is survived by her daughter Alicia Ann Wydro Huttenlock and her husband Frank of Doylestown and her...
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Arthur W. Doyle

July 12, 2018

Arthur W. Doyle, Jr., 89, of Ann's Choice, Warminster died on July 12, 2018 with his family by his side. Born in Akron, OH, Art was long time Bucks County resident. Art is an Air Force Veteran serving during the Korean War and a 40 year Realtor in Newtown owning the A.W. Doyle Real Estate Firm. He is a past president of the Bucks County Board of Realtors, a former member of the Board of St....
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Nicholas P. Hadgimallis

July 12, 2018

Hadgimallis, Nicholas P. 88, of Richboro, PA on July 12, 2018. Husband of Mary Roussos Hadgimallis and father of Helene and (Jim) Mershon and Sophia (her late husband Jim) Mitchell and grandfather of Diana (Scott) Chronister and Stephanie and Jim Mershon, Nicholas and Peter Mitchell, and great grandfather of Ellie, Madelyn and Corey. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, July...
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Richard "Ric" T. Cole

July 10, 2018

Richard "Ric" T. Cole, 71, of Churchville, PA died peacefully on July 10, 2018 with his family by his side. Born in Yonkers, NY, Ric was a long time Bucks County resident. Ric is a graduate of Centenary College of Shreveport, LA with his degree in business and a graduate of Navy ROTC. After graduation Ric enlisted in the Navy serving as a jet and helicopter pilot aboard the Dwight D....
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Carl N. Wallnau, Jr. ESQ.

June 29, 2018

Carl N. Wallnau, Jr. ESQ. 99 of Newtown passed away on June 29, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Margaret Mary Hynes Wallnau. Loving father of Carl N. Wallnau, III (Colleen Smith), Lance Wallnau (Annabelle Naples) Kurt Wallnau (Kai Wei) and Joyce Wallnau (Alan Moyer). Grandfather of Zackary, Lance Jr, Carl, Victoria, Gemma, Bryn and Joy. Carl paid for his BS in Mechanical Engineering from VPI...
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Ray Biarnes

June 28, 2018

Ray Biarnes of Newtown, PA died on June 28, 2018. Born in Reus, Spain, Ray immigrated to the United States in 1981 with an Engineering Degree from The University of Barcelona. He later received his MBA from Drexel University. Ray is the loving husband of Maria Canals, the father of Marta and her husband Steven Tsao, Michael Biarnes and his wife Stephanie Maniglia, and the proud grandfather of...
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Ray Biarnes

June 28, 2018

Ray Biarnes of Newtown, PA died on June 28, 2018. Born in Reus, Spain, Ray immigrated to the United States in 1981 with an Engineering Degree from The University of Barcelona. He later received his MBA from Drexel University. Ray is the loving husband of Maria Canals, the father of Marta and her husband Steven Tsao, Michael Biarnes and his wife Stephanie Maniglia, and the proud grandfather of...
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William Francis "Bill" Cowen, Jr.

June 25, 2018

On June 25, 2018—two days before his 87th birthday—William Francis "Bill" Cowen, Jr. returned to God and his beloved wife—after a brief illness. Born in Lancaster, PA on June 27, 1931, William was the first-born child of William Francis Cowen, Sr. and Margaret (nee Dwyer) Cowen. He was raised in Philadelphia, and attended Staunton Military Academy in Staunton Virginia. William attended...
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Ethel Quarles

June 24, 2018

Ethel Quarles, a long time resident of Penns Park, PA., peacefully entered into eternal rest on June 24, 2018 at the age of 90. She was born on June 15, 1928. She was educated at the former Newtown High School, now known as Council Rock High School. During her life's journey she married John Quarles and celebrated 68 years of marriage on June 3, 2018. Ethel's desire was to be the world's...
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John (Jack) Alfred Stonaker

June 15, 2018

John (Jack) Alfred Stonaker, 80 of Holland, PA passed away on June 15, 2018. Beloved husband of Janice Loux Stonaker, with whom he recently celebrated a 50th anniversary. Loving father of John A. Tidd. Grandfather of Allison R. Tidd and brother of the late Dorothy Twardy. Jack was born in Trenton, NJ, graduated from Trenton High School, and Lebanon Valley College. Jack had a long career in...
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Eleanor D. Maffei

June 11, 2018

Eleanor D. Maffei, 90, of New Hope, PA died peacefully on June 11, 2018 at her home with family by her side. Born in Sharon, PA, she was a graduate of Farrell High School and Sharon General School of Nursing in Western PA. She was a Registered Nurse who honorably served as a Polio Warrior in Buffalo, NY during the polio epidemic. She worked for many years in hospitals and later, when her...
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Dolores M. Marrone

June 10, 2018

Dolores M. Marrone, of Washington Crossing and formerly of Philadelphia, passed away into God's loving care on Sunday, June 10, 2018. She was 86 years old. Dolores was born on March 16, 1932 to the late Anthony La Maina and Mary La Maina (nee Caruso) in Philadelphia. She was the wife to the late Michael R. Marrone who passed away in 2007. Dolores was a graduate of Little Flower High School and...
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Charlotte M. Rodgers

June 10, 2018

Charlotte M. Rodgers, 34, of Bensalem, PA died on June 10, 2018 at Jefferson Frankford Hospital, Philadelphia. Born in Bristol, PA, Charlotte is a former resident of Lake Mary, FL, California, Texas and New Jersey. Charlotte is a graduate of Lake Mary High School and she enjoyed her children, family, traveling and horses. Charlotte is the daughter of the late Michael Buch and sister of the...
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Steffan (Steve) Neil Gable

June 7, 2018

Steffan (Steve) Neil Gable of Morrisville, PA, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2018. He was 75. A loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and friend, Steve embraced life to its fullest with vigor and energy that amazed everyone who knew him. He was generous and loving, a wise and kind mentor to so many. Steve is survived by Barbara Gronsky, his loving wife; his children, Laurie...
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Carl J. Durr

July 5, 1931 - June 5, 2018

Carl J. Durr of Forest Grove completed his 86 year journey on June 5,2018 with the loving care at Pickering Manor, Newtown. Carl was born in Philadelphia, Pa. on July 5,1931,the son of the late John C.Durr and Florence Durr (nee Miller). Carl was born with undeveloped hip sockets and spent most of his childhood in and out of Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia. With the expertise of the doctors he...
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Frank S. Spedding

June 5, 2018

Frank S. Spedding, 86, of Langhorne, PA, died on June 5, 2018 at Crestview Nursing Home, Langhorne, PA. He was born in Clifford, PA on December 10, 1931, the son of the late John Wesley Spedding and Madolyn Frances Scutt Spedding. Frank grew up in Northeastern Pennsylvania and was a long time resident of Langhorne. Frank was a senior airline pilot with TWA, having worked his way up from...
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Mildred B. Sparks

May 29, 2018

Mildred B. ( Millie ) Sparks, 93, died peacefully in her sleep on May 29 after a short illness in her residence at Brookdale Northampton. The wife of Donald I. Sparks who pre-deceased her, she was the mother of Donald L. of New Hope PA, Robert I. of Newtown, and James E. ( deceased ) of Marblehead MA. She was employed for many years as bookkeeper/secretary for Newtown Friends School. A...
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David Augustine Piccari

December 22, 1942 - May 29, 2018

David Augustine Piccari, 75, of Yardley Borough, passed away on May 29, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA. David was born in Philadelphia to David E. Piccari and Margaret Damiano on December 22, 1942. He went to school at Northeast High School. He married Carol Fusco on June 12, 1976 in Cherry Hill, NJ. He owned and operated his own exterminating business, Astro exterminating, for 51 years. He was a...
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Shirley Anclien Mershon

May 27, 2018

Shirley Anclien Mershon, of Newtown, formerly of Yardley, Pa, passed away peacefully on May 27, 2018 at the age of 91. Shirley grew up in Trenton, NJ and graduated from Hamilton High School in 1945. Shirley was a long time member of Morrisville Presbyterian Church, and a former member of Pearson Memorial Methodist church in Trenton, NJ. She enjoyed spending time with her family, her...
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Lorraine Goodnoe Gardner

May 25, 2018

E. Lorraine Goodnoe Gardner was born to Lorenzo and Ester L. Smith on June 20, 1921 in Altoona, PA. She left this life to be with her Lord on May 25, 2018. She married Raymond W. Goodnoe Sr. after meeting on a blind date in Trenton, NJ. After waiting 5 years for Ray to return from the Army, they were married in 1946. Together they took over his family's dairy farm in Newtown, PA. and in 1955...
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Bryce Louis Mongillo

May 19, 2018

Bryce Louis Mongillo of Newtown, PA passed away peacefully in the arms of his parents Michelle Baker and Paul Mongillo on May 19th, 2018. He was surrounded by family who loved him. Bryce and his identical twin Lucca were born in Philadelphia on April 27th 2017. Bryce was a warrior from the beginning. He was born 2 months premature and battled two terrible disease called pulmonary vein...
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Justin B. Cole

May 14, 2018

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

May 12, 2018

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

May 9, 2018

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

August 30, 1943 - April 28, 2018

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

April 20, 2018

John Joseph (Jack) Ramirez of Edgewater Fl, formerly of Richboro Pa died peacefully Friday April 20th, 2018, from cancer. He was the loving husband of 55 years to his deceased wife Marie Ramirez. Jack was born and resided in Philadelphia, moved to Richboro, PA, living there over 35 years. Jack and Marie were the owners of Newtown Floral Company for 15 years. They then retired to their...
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Anne M. Sterling

April 19, 2018

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

April 18, 2018

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

April 16, 2018

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

April 14, 2018

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

April 13, 2018

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

April 7, 2018

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

September 19, 1925 - April 6, 2018

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

April 4, 2018

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

March 30, 2018

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

March 21, 2018

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

March 20, 2018

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

March 19, 2018

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

March 19, 2018

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

March 15, 2018

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

November 24, 1989 - March 10, 2018

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

March 9, 2018

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

March 8, 2018

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

March 12, 1949 - March 7, 2018

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

March 4, 2018

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

February 26, 2018

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

February 26, 2018

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

February 23, 2018

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

February 22, 2018

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

February 16, 2018

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

February 13, 2018

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

February 11, 2018

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

February 4, 2018

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

February 3, 2018

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

February 2, 2018

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

December 11, 1935 - January 30, 2018

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

January 18, 2018

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

January 18, 2018

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

January 14, 2018

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

January 9, 2018

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

January 7, 2018

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

December 30, 2017

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

December 29, 2017

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

December 15, 2017

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

December 15, 2017

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

September 21, 1947 - December 12, 2017

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

December 6, 2017

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

November 27, 2017

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

November 19, 2017

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