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

Paul E. Chreiman

May 23, 2020

Paul E. Chreiman, 95 years old, passed away from complications of COVID19 on May 23. Born on April 8, 1925 to Ernest G. and Blanche Chreiman. Paul is predeceased by his wife of 69 years, Helen Davis Chreiman. Paul is the devoted father of Susan and Donald Smith of Newtown, Cynthia and Thomas Hoover of New London, PA and Paull and Marian Chreiman of Colchester, CT. He is the proud grandfather...
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Arthur Albert Haist

May 23, 2020

Arthur Albert Haist age 80, passed away on May 23rd 2020. He was the loving husband of Carolyn Haist for over 54 years. Born in South Jersey in 1940, he was the son of the late Heinrich, and Louise Haist. In addition to his wife, he is survived by children Kim Haist of Marlton, NJ and Chris Haist and wife Lori with their children Hannah and Scott of Langhorne, PA. He is predeceased by sister...
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Douglas "Doug" Carmody

May 18, 2020

Douglas "Doug" Carmody died unexpectedly on May 18th, 2020 in Langhorne, PA at the age of 37. Douglas is survived by his parents, Dale and Patricia Carmody of Longboat Key, FL but longtime residents of Newtown; siblings, Robert (Susan) of Mullica Hill, NJ and Rebecca of Tampa, FL but longtime resident of Newtown; niece and nephews Alexandra, Nikolas and Wesley; aunts and uncles Roy and Judi...
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Marie Elizabeth (Betty) Sedia

October 12, 1932 - May 16, 2020

Marie Elizabeth (Betty) Sedia, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away Saturday May 16, 2020 at the age of 87. Born October 12, 1932 at Doylestown Hospital, Betty was a lifelong resident of Newtown, Pa and a staple in the community. Betty spent the early part of her life living in the Temperance House with her late parents and former proprietors, George and Theresa...
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Anthony Joseph Stassi

May 15, 2020

On May 15, 2020, Anthony Joseph Stassi, a disabled Veteran, succumbed to health conditions from Agent Orange. Anthony proudly served his country in Korea and the Vietnam War and was member of American Legion Post 440 in Newtown, Pennsylvania. Anthony is survived by his loving wife Marva of 55 years, his son Phillip (Kimberly) Stassi and daughter Alissa (Gregory) Lumma. Anthony's greatest...
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Kenneth D. Wesolowski

May 11, 2020

Kenneth D. Wesolowski, 80, of Newtown, PA, died on May 11, 2020 at his home from complications of Alzheimer's disease. Born in Philadelphia, PA Ken was a long time resident of Upper Makefield Township. He also enjoyed the changing seasons at his home in the Pocono mountains with family and friends. Ken is a 40 year member of the Local #542 of I.U.O.E. serving as a former member on the Board...
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Kenneth F. Miller

May 8, 2020

Kenneth F. Miller, 84, of Newtown, PA, died on May 8, 2020 at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, PA. Born in Abington, PA Ken was a life long Newtown area resident. Ken is a veteran of the United States Air Force serving during the Korean War. Ken is a retried foreman for US Steel, Fairless Works. Ken enjoyed many outdoor activities, music and he loved to sing. Ken was an avid Eagles and...
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Josephine "Jay" White

May 4, 2020

Josephine "Jay" White, 91, passed away on May 4, 2020 from complications from COVID19. Jay, the youngest of six children of Joseph and Rose Wilson, was born in 1928 in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. Her older brother Francis and sisters Marie, Sally, Teresa and Elizabeth predeceased her Jay grew up in Stowe Township (a suburb of Pittsburgh) and graduated from Stowe Rocks High School in 1945 and...
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Gloria (nee Rogach) Van Gulick

June 26, 1929 - May 1, 2020

Langhorne, PA. Gloria Van Gulick (nee Rogach), longtime resident of Newtown, PA, died peacefully at Attleboro Senior Living Community on Friday, May 1, 2020. She passed quietly from complications of old age. She was born in Philadelphia, PA on June 26, 1929, the daughter of John and Caroline Rogach. Gloria or Jimmy, as she was known to friends and family, graduated from the University of...
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Anna May McNamara Hughes Hough

April 29, 2020

Anna May McNamara Hughes Hough, Passed away at the stroke of Midnight on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Anne was a loving, Godly, caring, wife and mother. She had many interests and passions in her lifetime. She was an active member of Bethany Collegiate Church in Havertown many years where she raised her family. Her later years were spent at Freedom Village in Coatesville pa and then to The...
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Richard "Dick" Lawrence Foster

April 28, 2020

Richard "Dick" Lawrence Foster, retired President and CEO of PKF-Mark III, Inc. in Newtown, PA, passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at the age of 90. He was a beloved man, husband, father and grandfather. Dick is survived by his wife, Marilyn (nee Stride); his sister, Gail Johnson, Omaha, NE; his children: Erik (Kathleen), Newtown, PA; Bruce (Rev. Bette-Jo), Port Orange, FL; Karin Hillegas ...
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Lynda Joyce (Berrell Titus) Derry

April 26, 2020

Lynda Joyce (Berrell Titus) Derry, 79, passed on from this world to be with her father and mother (George and Thelma Berrell) on April 26, 2020 after a brief illness. She was born and raised in Trenton NJ and lived her adult life in Bucks County PA. When introducing herself to others she emphasized her name was Lynda with a Y, and when asked about her butterfly tattoo on her arm liked telling the...
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Stephanie E. Roach

April 25, 2020

Stephanie E. Roach, 79, of Langhorne, PA. died on April 25 at Crestview Nursing Home, Langhorne, PA. Born in Darby, PA, Stephanie was a former longtime resident of Newtown. Stephanie is a graduate of Northwestern High School, Hyattsville, MD and the University of Maryland, Class of 1964. She worked in market research and Telemarketing. Stephanie enjoyed folk music, reading mystery novels,...
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Charles F. McDonough

April 23, 2020

Charles F. McDonough, 87, April 23, Resident at Arden Cts., Yardley, PA, a Memory Care Center where he received compassionate care as he faced Alzheimer's and finally the Corona Virus. Born Detroit, MI 3/20/1933 to Charles H. McDonough and Estelle Wall McDonough Charles graduated from Westboro High School, Westboro, MA 1951; Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, Chem. Engr. 1955...
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Merrill D. Witmer

April 20, 2020

Merrill D. Witmer, 97, of Newtown, PA, died at his home on Monday April 20, 2020. Born in Upper Paxton Twp., PA, Merrill was a resident of Upper Makefield Twp. for over 50 years. Merrill is a Veteran of the United States Army serving during WWII and a graduate of Penn State Univ. with a degree in Engineering. He was an instructor at Mercer Co. Community College. Merrill is the husband...
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Jacquelyn S. (Hibbs) McCord

October 23, 1960 - April 16, 2020

Jacquelyn S. (Hibbs) McCord, 59 of Levittown, PA, passed away at St. Francis Medical Center on Thursday, April 16, 2020 from complications of a surgery. Born on October 23, 1960 the daughter of the late John Cutler Hibbs and Mildred Bice, she resided in Levittown, PA for most of her life. Known to her beloved husband as "The Amazing Superchickee", she is especially remembered for her devotion...
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Robert L. Teat

April 14, 2020

Robert L. Teat, 80, of Rushland, PA, died on April 14, 2020 at Doylestown Hospital, Doylestown, PA. Born in Buckingham, PA Robert was a lifelong Bucks County resident. Robert is a graduate of Council Rock High School and a retired Truck Driver and a delivery driver for Davis Feed Mill. He was an avid baseball and softball coach, player and supporter. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and...
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Carolyn J. Gaydos

April 12, 2020

Carolyn J. Gaydos, 78, of Yardley, PA, passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2020 at St. Mary's Medical Center, Langhorne, PA due to complications from the coronavirus. Born in Abington, PA Carolyn was raised in Newtown, PA but has resided in Yardley since 1985. Carolyn is a graduate of Council Rock High School, Class of 1959 where she belonged to the bible club, dancing club, nursing club and the...
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Alyssa Marie Mebs

April 8, 2020

A true bright spot in our world, Alyssa Marie Mebs, 32, of Horsham, PA passed away peacefully at the Univ. of Penn Hospital, Philadelphia on April 8th after a life-long battle with Cystic Fibrosis. Alyssa was born in Philadelphia and was a long time Bucks Co. resident. The unselfish gift of a stranger allowed Alyssa to receive a double lung transplant and almost another five years of life. ...
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Thomas A. Real

March 28, 2020

Thomas A. Real, 61, of Newtown Borough, died on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at St. Mary Medical Center from complication of COVID-19. Tom was a lifelong Newtown resident. Tom is a graduate of Council Rock High School and a long-time employee of Fabian's Fuel Oil in Newtown. He is a member of Faith Presbyterian Church, Fairless Hill. Tom is an active member of the Antique Motorcycle Club of...
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Ernest Thomas Pellegrino

March 24, 2020

Ernest Thomas Pellegrino, 87, of Yardley, PA, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 following a brief illness. He was a lifelong resident of Lower Bucks County and had been the proprietor of Ernie's Barber Shop on State Street in Newtown, PA for over 40 years. He was a founding member of several community organizations including the Sons and Daughters of Italy Piazza Nuova Lodge, the Bucktail...
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Samuel James Howard

March 19, 2020

Samuel James Howard, 34, Temple 2018, Council Rock North 2004, fell to the disease of addiction at his home in Philadelphia, March 19, 2020. Praise God for the mercies of Jesus Christ who is no respecter of persons. He was a kind and thoughtful person who will be missed by his parents, James and Kathryn Howard of Newtown, PA, his sister Emily Howard and her husband James Liddiard of NYC, his...
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Joanne R. (Myers) Donlon

March 18, 2020

Joanne R. Donlon (Myers), 89 of Bedminster, PA died on March 18, 2020 in Doylestown Hospital. Joanne is a graduate of Council Rock High School and Kutztown College with a degree in Education. Joanne was the daughter of Oliver and Mary Myers and the beloved mother of John J. Sutton, Bedminster, PA, Mary Jo Garner (Jim) of Newtown, PA and the late James M. Sutton. Joanne was the proud...
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Audrie Doris (nee DeCoursey) Johnson

March 15, 2020

Audrie Doris Johnson, née DeCoursey, went to be with the Lord on March 15, 2020. She was 95 years young. She joins her husband, Edward R. Johnson, daughter Arleen Suzanne Johnson, and son Edward R. Johnson II in Heaven. Mom was a longtime resident of Newtown and oldest member of the Newtown Presbyterian Church. She was very involved in the restoration and preservation of the Historic...
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Ellsworth A. Parmer

March 15, 2020

Ellsworth A. Parmer (Art) of Morrisville, age 74, passed away peacefully at home on March 15, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. Art was a 1964 graduate of Pennsbury High School and Bucks County Technical School. He was a certified welder for Warner Company (Waste Management) for 44 years. Art was also a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local #542 for 56 years. ...
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William H. Dansbury

March 12, 2020

William H. Dansbury, 76, of Ambler, PA formerly of Newtown, PA, died peacefully on March 12, 2020. Born in Trenton, NJ, William was a long time Newtown resident. William is a graduate of Trenton Catholic High School and a US Navy Veteran. He loved the ocean and enjoyed World War II history and collecting coins. William is the son of the late William and Clare Montooth Dansbury and the...
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Lorraine Melsky Broomall

March 9, 2020

Lorraine Melsky Broomall, of Ottsville, PA, died on March 9, 2020 at her home. She was a lifelong Bucks County resident. Lorraine graduated from Newtown High School and was a long time Newtown Township and Upper Makefield Township resident. She married her husband William Melsky in 1950 and spent her time raising Larry and Susan and helping on the Melsky farm. She did accounting work for...
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Norman C. Tanner

February 26, 2020

Norman C. Tanner, 84, of Southampton, PA, died peacefully on February 26, 2020 in his home at Southampton Estates, Southampton, PA with his family around him. Born in Warminster, PA, Norman spent his child hood in Newtown and Richboro PA and later settled with his wife and family in Furlong, PA living there for fifty years before moving to Southampton Estates. Norman attended Good Intent...
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Rose C. Baldini

February 19, 2020

Rose C. Baldini, 96, of Newtown, PA formerly of Philadelphia, PA died at her home in Newtown on February 19, 2020. Born in Red Bank, NJ, Rose was a former resident for over 80 years of Philadelphia. Rose was a former retail clerk for Sears on the Boulevard for 25 years until it's closing. She enjoyed traveling to the NJ casinos by bus and with friends. She was an active member of the Church...
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Mary Ann (Gentry) Cook

July 16, 1928 - February 11, 2020

Mary Ann (Gentry) Cook, 91, passed away peacefully on February 11, 2020 at Crestview Nursing Home in Langhorne, PA after an extended illness.  Mary was born on July 16, 1928 in Portsmouth, Virginia to Stephen L. Gentry and Mary Ann (Gibson) Gentry and was raised in Sumter, South Carolina.   After high school, Mary worked as a legal secretary for a prominent Sumter lawyer, a fact that she...
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Donald Plump

February 11, 2020

Donald R. Plump, the long-time president of the Frost-Watson Lumber Corp., died at home on Tuesday, Feb. 11. He was 85 years old. Husband, father, businessman and outdoorsman, Don is remembered by family and friends as a loving husband and father and a loyal and steadfast friend. He loved his family, friends, and employees and that love was returned in full. Affectionately nicknamed "Baron"...
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Jacqueline "Jackie" T. Collins

February 6, 2020

Jacqueline ("Jackie") T. Collins, 81 of Churchville, PA died on February 6, 2020 at Doylestown Hospital, Doylestown, PA. Born in Oakland, CA, Jackie was life-long resident of the Philadelphia region and also enjoyed her time in Cape May, NJ. Jackie was devoted to her Catholic faith. She was a member of the Oblates of the Precious Blood in Jemez Springs, NM, and she enjoyed crocheting,...
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Melvin "Mel" White

February 5, 2020

Melvin "Mel" White, 92, passed away peacefully on February 5, 2020.  Mel, the youngest of three children of Charles and Edna White, was born in 1927 in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. His older brother Charles and his sister Dorothy predeceased him. Mel grew up in Stowe Township (a suburb of Pittsburgh) and was well known in the community from an early age when he began working in the family...
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Lottie Mae Opanel

February 3, 2020

On Monday, February 3, 2020, Lottie Mae (Davis) Opanel, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, passed away peacefully at home at the age of 83. Lottie was born on June 7, 1936, in Wake Forest, NC, to Aubrey T. and Ida Lee (Caudle) Davis. Lottie was of the ninth generation of Davises to be born in Wake County. Lottie Graduated high school in 1954 form Wake Forest High...
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Arlene (Kachline) Loehrig

February 1, 2020

Arlene (Kachline) Loehrig passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 1, at Twining Village in Holland, Pa. She was 90. Born in Quakertown, Pa., Arlene graduated from Kutztown State Teachers College (now Kutztown University) in 1951 with a BS in education and a major in library science. In August 1951, she wed Robert Loehrig from suburban Reading, Pa., whom she had met during college. They were...
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Dona Lynn (Nee Eklund) Colatriano

January 31, 2020

Dona Lynn Colatriano (Nee Eklund), 55 years old of Levittown PA passed away surrounded by her loving family on Friday January 31st, 2020. Dona is survived by her adored daughter Chelsea, loving parents, Ronald (Pat) and Linda (Len), as well as her loving husband, Dave. Dona is also survived by her cherished siblings, Eric (Avril), Sharon, and Brian (Pam), as well as her nieces and nephews, Nicole...
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Linda A. Pazdan

January 21, 2020

Linda A. Pazdan, 81, of Newtown, PA, died on January 21, 2020. Born in Allentown, PA, Linda was a long time resident of Newtown. Linda is a graduate of Villanova University with a Bachelors Degree in Nursing. She retired from the Bensalem School District after many years as a school nurse. Linda is a communicant of the Church of St. Andrew where she taught CCD, served as a Eucharistic...
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Kathleen E. Hopkins

January 20, 2020

Kathleen E. Hopkins, 66 of Levittown (originally Philly/ Frankford born native), passed away on January 20, 2020.  Loving mother of Jessica A. Gable (Warhula), Ronald T. Warhula Jr. and the late, Colleen Warhula, Grandmother of Colleen E. Gable (Post) and Damian S. Gable, Sister to William, Raymond (late), Terrance, Tommy (late), PJ and Elizabeth (Hernandez) Hopkins.  Kathy enjoyed being...
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Richard John Grant

January 19, 2020

Richard John Grant, 84, of Twining Village passed away on January 19, 2020. Beloved husband of the late Joan A. Morgan Grant. Loving father of Donna L. Tweed (David), Joanne E. McMullen (Christopher), Mark W. Grant (Michele) and the late Richard J. Grant, Jr. (Linda). Grandfather of Jill Grant, Nicole Wright (Jon), Matthew Tweed (Amy), Elizabeth Keller (Zak) and Frankie Orfe (Gel). Great...
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Michael Stroukoff, Jr.

January 18, 2020

Michael Stroukoff, Jr., of Langhorne, age 87, died Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Chandler Hall Hospice Pavilion, Newtown, PA. He was an Army veteran and a retired mechanical engineer with 26 years of service in the Artillery Armaments Division at Picatinny Arsenal in Dover, New Jersey. He later completed four years of service with the American Red Cross at the Lower Bucks County Chapter Homeless...
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Barry Albert Wood

January 16, 2020

Barry Albert Wood of Lower Makefield Township, PA passed away on January 16th with his family at his side. He was 85. Born October 8th, 1934 in Trenton, NJ, he was the son of the late Raymond T. Wood and Jule Wood (Horvath). Barry graduated from Hamilton High School in 1952 and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Rutgers University in 1956 where he was a member of the...
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Carol R. Luff

January 13, 2020

Carol R. Luff, 72, of New Hope, PA, died on January 13, 2020 at Brookdale of Northampton. Bron in Allentown, PA, Carol was a long time Bucks County resident. Carol is a retired Title Clerk. She is the wife of the late Fred J. Luff and the mother of Eric and his wife Elke Luff and the grandmother of Evan and Emma. She is also survived by a sister Janet (Theodore) Gerhardt and several nieces...
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Matthew Alex Messick

January 8, 2020

Matthew Alex Messick, 30, of Yardley, PA passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Matthew was born in Pensacola, FL to Kimberley and Michael Messick. Matthew is also survived by his brother Mitchell, his grandmothers Penny Krauszer and Jerri Alexander and many aunts, uncles, cousins and all of his friends. Matthew is a graduate of Pennsbury High School and West Chester University with a...
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Timothy J. Higgins

January 7, 2020

Timothy J. Higgins, 69, of Bensalem, PA died on January 7, 2020 at Jefferson Torresdale Hospital, Philadelphia. Born in Abington, PA, Tim was a lifelong Bucks County resident. Tim is a graduate of Archbishop Wood High School, Class of 1968. He went on to graduate from Drexel Univ. and Trenton State for his Masters Degree. He is a retired Guidance Counselor and Teacher from Bensalem School...
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Stephen N. Hill

January 6, 2020

Stephen N. Hill Age 71 of Sellersville, Pa. died Monday, January 6th (Three Kings' Day). He is survived by his wife (Aurora Georganne) of 45+ years and his sons (Richard & Kyle), their spouses (Cynthia and Jaclyn) and 6 grandchildren [Cavanaugh (spouse Erick), Kaden, Olivia, Emma, Grace, and Rylie]. Born in Abilene, Texas, the son of Clotilda and Henry Calhoun, he is survived by his brother ...
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Anne Dodel

January 5, 2020

Anne Dodel, 88, of Newtown, PA, died on January 5, 2020 at her home. Born in Philadelphia, Anne was a 55 year resident of Upper Makefield. While raising her family, she was active in Bucks County politics, owned the Trenton Bookshop, and was a graduate of the Penn State Master Gardener program. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family, especially her two grandchildren. She was an avid...
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Patricia (Janes) Capriotti

January 5, 2020

Patricia Capriotti (Janes) Age 89 of Beach Haven, New Jersey, died Sunday, January 5th. She is predeceased by her ex-husband John and her companion and best friend of over 25 years, John Ertel. Pat is also predeceased by her children David and Ann Their (Dave). She is survived by children Beth (John) Turchi, Terry, Stephen (Dianne), John (Tara), Tricia and 8 grandchildren. Pat was born in Akron,...
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David Roy Cardall

December 31, 2019

David Roy Cardall, age 76, passed away on December 31, 2019. David was born in Aurora, IL and grew up in Lower Makefield Township, Bucks County, PA. He graduated from Pennsbury High School in 1961. He went on to Penn State where he earned a BS in math and completed a year towards a master's degree in computer science. He served as an officer and computer programmer in the U.S. Navy from 1966...
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Robert B. Wright

December 31, 2019

Robert B. Wright passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family in Washington Crossing, Tuesday, December 31, 2019. He was 83. Bob was the son of the late Donald and Ann Wright, and brother of Carole W. Caswell (John). He grew up in Copiague Long Island. He graduated from Lindenhurst High School and then went on to double major in Industrial Engineering and industrial...
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Richard B. Adams

December 26, 2019

Richard B. Adams, 56, of Newtown PA, passed away peacefully in his home on December 26th. Born in Trenton, New Jersey, Richard graduated from Pennsbury High School, class of 1981. Richard enjoyed leather working, cooking, and photography. He was happiest while spending time in nature, especially camping with friends and family. He was an avid animal lover and had many pets throughout his...
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Allan Edward Ostro

December 25, 2019

Allan Edward Ostro, 69, of Yardley, PA died on December 25, 2019 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. Born in Philadelphia, Allan was a long time Yardley resident. Allan is a graduate of Darby Township High School, Class of 1968 and he attended Temple University. He was in the appliance industry for over 40 years, most recently the Director of Business Development for a...
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Francis Xavier (Frank) Levins, Jr.

December 21, 2019

Francis Xavier Levins Jr., (Frank) of Newtown, originally of Philadelphia, passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at the age of 76. Beloved husband of Elisabeth (nee Videira); father of Frank Sutton (Jessica) and Antoinette Conville (Michael); cherished Pop of Brianna Gramm (Sean), Brittni Crivaro (Kris), Michael Conville, Lilianna Conville, and Olivia Conville; beloved great grandpop of...
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Joseph Charles Thompson

December 17, 2019

Joseph Charles Thompson 83 of Morrisville passed away on December 17, 2019. He was passionate about his sports, especially the Phillies. Joe was a United States Marine Corps Veteran. He retired from Reedman Toll to spend most of his time enjoying his camping adventures at Penn Warner Lake. He is survived by his wife Linda Thompson and their two children, Joseph, Jr., Elizabeth and granddaughter...
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Brian W. Creighton

December 15, 2019

Brian W. Creighton, 58 of Bensalem passed away on December 15, 2019. He is the Beloved husband, of Pamela Franks Creighton. Brian is the Loving father, of Carrie Beth Fisher (Christopher) and Ryan W. Creighton (Arielle) and the Adoring Grandfather, of Hazel, Margeaux, and Seth. Brian is the son of William and the late Joan Ladd Creighton, Brother of Margie Hibbs (David), Carole Becker (Bill),...
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Sharleen Kay Yarroll

March 9, 1943 - December 13, 2019

Sharleen Kay Yarroll passed away quietly with her family by her side on Dec.13th 2019. She was born in Bellefonte, PA on March 9th, 1943. She was preceded in death by her parents Charles F. Swartz Jr. and Mary R. Swartz. She is survived by her beloved husband Raymond P. Yarroll, her sons R.C., his wife Kristen and Ross W. Yarroll. She is the proud and loving grandmother of Logan R. and...
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Donald Stephen Bedrick

December 11, 2019

Donald Stephen Bedrick, 70, of Yardley, PA died on December 11,2019 at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, PA. Husband of Karen Silverstein Lurie and father of Stephanie Bedrick-Long (Ryan), Melissa Bedrick (Chris), Emily Geary (Mike) and Scott Bedrick (Emily). Proud grandfather of Clara, Elise, Julia and Rowan. He is also survived by his step children Alyson Hersker (Justin) and Matthew Lurie...
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Lija Rud McCoy

September 20, 1935 - December 10, 2019

Lija Rud McCoy, 84, of Langhorne, PA passed away peacefully in her sleep, surrounded by her family on December 10, 2019 at Pickering Manor, Newtown. Born in the Ukraine on September 20, 1935, her family fled to Germany during WWII and spent six years in a Displaced Persons camp before emigrating to Ellis Island in 1949 with just the clothes on their backs. Lija retired at age 80 from Wells...
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John D. Bingley

December 9, 2019

John D. Bingley of Yardley, Pennsylvania, died peacefully in his home on December 9, 2019. John was born in Philadelphia and cherished his memories as a student at German Town Friends School. He graduated from Lehigh University in 1962 with a BS in Engineering Physics. John went on to have a long and rewarding career as an engineer in the field of space electronics at Lockheed Martin and other...
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Barbara M. Dengler

December 9, 2019

Barbara M. Dengler, 81 of Holland, Pa., died on December 9, 2019 at Jefferson Bucks Hospital. Born in Philadelphia, Barbara was a long time Bucks County resident. Barbara is a graduate of Frankford High School and West Chester University with her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. She was a teacher with Neshaminy School district for 28 years teaching in Poquessing, Schweitzer and...
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Robert (Bob) J. Goodwin

November 25, 2019

obitsRobert (Bob) J. Goodwin, 89, of Newtown, PA passed away on Nov. 25, 2019 at The Birches in Newtown, PA. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, he moved to Lower Makefield in 1966 after living in multiple Army Base towns. In 2016 he moved into Pickering Manor and from there to The Birches, both in Newtown, PA. Bob served in the Korean War as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 27th Infantry, commanding a...
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Paul M. Corson, Jr.

November 20, 2019

Paul M. Corson, Jr., 77, of Newtown, PA died on November 20, 2019 at Chandler Hall Hospice, Newtown, PA. Born in Trenton, NJ, he grew up in Doylestown before moving to Newtown in 1980. Paul was a Veteran of the US Army and a graduate of Pfeiffer University in North Carolina. He was a retired manager from the software and computer industry. Paul was an American history buff and he enjoyed...
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Robert Weiand

November 10, 2019

Robert Weiand, 90, of Morrisville, PA died peacefully at his home on Sunday, November 10, 2019. Born in Coatsville, PA, Bob is a former resident of Edgely and a long time resident of Morrisville. Bob is a graduate of Bristol High School and a retired 40 year employee of General Motors in Trenton as a Tool and Dye maker. Bob is an Army veteran of the Korean War serving in Germany. He is a...
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Arthur G. Ruth

May 17, 1928 - November 9, 2019

Arthur G. Ruth, 91, of Newtown, PA died on November 9, 2019 at Chandler Hall Hospice, Newtown, PA. Born on May 17, 1928 in Perkasie, PA to his parents, Grover and Mamie May Diehl Ruth. Arthur is a Marine Veteran of WWII serving as a Sergeant stationed in Guam. After his discharge Arthur worked as a mechanic eventually working for Aamco transmissions as a Technical Investigator. After he...
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Robert John (Bob) Bucalo

November 7, 2019

Robert John (Bob) Bucalo, 74, of Centreville, MD—and formerly of Washington Crossing, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and Southampton, PA—died on Thursday, November 7, 2019.    Bob was a man who never met a child who couldn't con him out of his beloved "chocolaad" (chocolate, in non-Bob parlance); an animal that couldn't win its way into his heart and, on occasion, his home; or a person to whom he...
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Jack Joseph Bertolino

November 26, 1929 - October 21, 2019

Jack Joseph Bertolino, 89, died suddenly and peacefully on Monday, October 21, 2019 while playing in a bocce ball tournament at Pennswood Village in Newtown, PA. Jack was born on November 26, 1929 in Paterson, NJ and grew up as an only child in Fair Lawn, NJ, where he graduated from High School. He attended Fairleigh Dickinson University for one year before being recruited to play football at...
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Brian David Ware

June 17, 1999 - October 19, 2019

Brian David Ware passed away on October 19, 2019. Brian was born June 17, 1999, to David Ware and Patricia Witzel Ware, in Reston, VA. As a young child Brian was full of energy and adventure. He loved long walks, especially if they were near a construction or train site where he could watch the construction vehicles or trains. He was a big fan of Batman, and he spent a lot of his early days...
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Ruth Voss

October 15, 2019

Ruth Voss (nee Latham), 80 of Yardley, Pa UK, passed away peacefully at home on October 15, 2019. Throughout her marriage she lived in many locations, including 25 years in Asia. Ruth is survived by her beloved husband William Voss; loving son Adam L Voss (Jessica) and their children Sarah and Thomas of Nolensville, TN, and loving daughter Amy S. Sullivan and her daughter Madison of Bensalem, Pa...
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Dorle Erika Neumann Weil

July 26, 1930 - October 8, 2019

Dorle Erika Neumann Weil, born July 26, 1930, in Berlin, Germany, died peacefully on October 8, 2019. In response to the rising unrest in Germany, Dorle and her parents moved from Berlin to Tehran, Iran in 1933, where her father was personal physician to the Shah. Dorle was a student for many years at the Community School in Tehran, an experience she remembered very fondly. Dorle lived in Tehran...
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John F. Ferro

October 8, 2019

John F. Ferro was born and raised in Astoria, NY. He was 69 years of age and succumbed in his fight with Lymphoma on October 8, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Rosemary (Byrne); sons Peter and his wife Tammy; Tom and his wife Marguerite. The joy of his life were his grandchildren Thomas, Eva, Turner and four week old Mary Elizabeth. He is also survived by his sister Vivian...
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MaryAnn Denise Campbell

October 7, 2019

MaryAnn Denise Campbell (née Gallagher) Ann Campbell was surrounded by her family when she passed away at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, PA on October 7, 2019 and joined her husband of 63 years, Dr. Neil P. Campbell, who departed this world three months ago. Daughter of William John Gallagher and Mary Theresa Gallagher (née Kane), Ann was born in Philadelphia, PA on April 28, 1939...
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Raymond P. Lachawiec

September 2, 1937 - October 2, 2019

Raymond P. Lachawiec died peacefully at Crestwood Manor in Whiting , New Jersey on October 2, 2019. He was born September 2, 1937 in Philadelphia, PA . He was 82. Raymond worked for Pennock Florist in Philadelphia all his adult life until he retired in 2002. He enjoyed antique cars, creating artwork for his friends at Crestwood Manor, playing checkers and spending time with his family. ...
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John E. Sauer

October 1, 2019

John E. Sauer passed away peacefully on October 1st, surrounded by his family. He was 79 years old. Born in Pinetown, South Africa, he was the son of the late Ernest and Marian Sauer. John met the love of his life, Patricia Lendrum, in South Africa and they recently celebrated 54 years of marriage. Their storybook romance was filled with many wonderful adventures, which had them traveling...
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John E. Sauer

October 1, 2019

John E. Sauer passed away peacefully on October 1st, surrounded by his family. He was 79 years old. Born in Pinetown, South Africa, he was the son of the late Ernest and Marian Sauer. John met the love of his life, Patricia Lendrum, in South Africa and they recently celebrated 54 years of marriage. Their storybook romance was filled with many wonderful adventures, which had them...
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Matthew R. Laughlin

September 26, 2019

Matthew R. Laughlin, of Bryn Mawr and formerly of Newtown, passed away on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at his residence. He was 63 years old. Matthew was born in Bristol at Lower Bucks Hospital on May 14, 1956. He was the son of the late Carl D. Laughlin, Jr. and is survived by his mother, Joan (née Robinson) Laughlin. Matthew graduated from Council Rock High School and then attended the...
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Julia A. Lehnen

September 23, 2019

Julia A. Lehnen, 66, of Fairless Hills, PA died on September 23, 2019 at her home. Born in Newtown, Julia was a life long Bucks Co. resident. Julia graduated from Council Rock High School, Class of 1971 and she worked as a Branch Banker for Central Penn Bank, Wells Fargo and several other banking institutions. Julia was a member of the American Sewing Guild and the President of the Bucks...
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Doreen E. Cornell

September 20, 2019

Doreen E. Cornell, 76, of Langhorne, PA passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, September 20, 2019. Born in Abington, PA, Doreen grew up in Newtown borough and is a graduate of Council Rock High School, Class of 1961. She went on to graduate from Millersville University with a Bachelors in Education and then achieved her Masters at Trenton State University. Doreen is a former Systems...
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Francis Charles McClain

September 6, 2019

Francis Charles McClain, 92, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 6, 2019 at Pickering Manor Home in Newtown, PA. Predeceased by his parents, Ernest and Mary McClain, his brothers, Lawrence, Ernest, and Bernard, his sisters, Louise and Erna, his first wife, Beatrice Osborn McClain and his daughter Brenda Lee McClain. He is survived by many nieces and nephews. As a child, Frank...
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Sally Jefferson Yardley

July 6, 1938 - September 1, 2019

Sally Jefferson Yardley passed away peacefully Sunday, September 1, 2019 surrounded by her loving family after a second courageous battle with cancer at the age of 81. Sally was born July 6, 1938, in Newtown where she was a lifelong resident. She attended Council Rock Schools and graduated from Pennsbury High School when her family moved to Woodside, PA for 2 years. She was the daughter of...
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Helen Sasala Downs

August 14, 2019

Helen Sasala Downs, 94, died on August 14 at Pickering Manor Home in Newtown, PA, where she had resided for the previous eight years. She was a long-time resident of the North Park section of Levittown, PA. Born in Dupont, PA, Helen grew up in Girard and Erie, graduating from Strong Vincent High School in Erie, PA in 1942. Helen was a Registered Nurse and worked in local hospitals,...
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Mary I. DeFeo

August 5, 2019

Mary I. DeFeo, 93, of Holland, PA died on Monday, August 5, 2019 at Chandler Hall Hospice, Newtown, PA. Born in Philadelphia, Mary was a former 30 year resident of North Cape May, NJ. Mary is the daughter of the late Vincent and Genevieve Faricelli Masciovecchio and the wife of the late Joseph DeFeo. She is the loving mother of Sandra and her husband Patrick Kane and Joanne and her husband...
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Timothy J. Fitzpatrick

July 27, 2019

Timothy J. Fitzpatrick, 66, of Newtown, PA, died suddenly on Saturday, July 27, at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne. Born in Doylestown, Tim was a lifelong Newtown Borough resident. Tim graduated from St. Andrew Catholic Grade School, Archbishop Wood High School, Class of 1970, where he played football. After graduation from Wood, he worked as a stonemason and bricklayer for several years until...
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Frederick W. Belke

July 22, 2019

Frederick W. Belke, 89, died on Monday July 22, 2019 at the Birches of Newtown. Born on the family farm on Highland Road, Fred was a life long resident and farmer. Fred was a longtime member of the Edgewood Grange, the Newtown Reliance Co. and a founding member of God's Love Lutheran Church. Fred is the son of the late Herman and Augusta Wolschlager Belke and the husband of the late...
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Mary Margaret (Peg) Blue

July 13, 2019

Mary Margaret (Peg) Blue passed peacefully on Saturday, July 13, 2019. Born in Philadelphia to the late James and Mary (French) McKee, she resided in the Yardley/Newtown area for the past 50 years. Peg graduated from West Catholic High School for girls and received her RN from Thomas Jefferson School of Nursing. She cared for many patients at St. Mary Medical Center and at the office of Dr....
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Edmund J. "Spike" Liwoch

July 11, 2019

Edmund J. "Spike" Liwoch, 93, of Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania, passed away on July 11, 2019, surrounded by his family after a battle with cancer. He was born to Felix and Berniece Liwoch September, 1925 in Camden, NJ. He enlisted in the Navy during WWII and served as an aviation ordnanceman and was a turret gunner in a torpedo bomber. Finishing high school upon his return from the Navy,...
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John H. Rector

November 14, 1937 - July 5, 2019

John H. Rector was born on November 14, 1937 to the late Oscar and Katherine Rector. At the age of 81, he departed this life on July 5, 2019, at Jefferson Hospital in Langhorne, PA. John graduated from Pennsbury High School. After graduation he worked for local farms before being drafted into the Army and served in the Vietnam era. After his return from the military he married his...
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Eddie E. McCormack

July 5, 2019

Eddie E. McCormack, of Yardley, passed away Friday, July 5, 2019 at his home. He was born 87 years ago to Jess and Carrie McCormack in Vandalia, MO. Eddie graduated from Edison High Scholl in Gary IN. and Monmouth College in Long Branch, NJ. He served in the Navy from 1952-1956 and retired from US Steel Fairless Works after 30 years. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Carol S. (nee...
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Neil Campbell

June 24, 2019

Dr. Neil Campbell passed away peacefully on June 24th surrounded by his family at St. Mary Hospital in Langhorne, PA*. He was born on June 15, 1933 at St. Mary Hospital, Philadelphia to Cornelius and Mildred Campbell (née Munley). He received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine after graduating from LaSalle College and North Catholic High School. He served six years in...
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Virginia Armington Steinmetz

June 15, 2019

Virginia Armington (nee Cooper) Steinmetz, 95 of Blakeslee, PA. passed away on June 15, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Joseph T. Steinmetz. Loving mother of Carol Fry and her husband Martin, Susan Corrigan, and Richard Steinmetz. Her grandchildren: Amanda Yoder, Joshua Yoder, Bradford Yoder, Rebecca Whited, and Melissa Wallick, as well as 10 great-grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. ...
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Michael Edward Kukowski

June 11, 2019

Michael Edward Kukowski, 76, of Newtown, passed away June 11, 2019 at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was born March 22, 1943, in Passaic New Jersey to parents Matthew and Irene (Mackowicz) Kukowski and lived in Wallington and Little Ferry, NJ until moving to Newtown in 1979. Michael graduated from Wallington High School, Class of 1960. Following graduation, he attended Allegheny college on a...
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William A. Elek

June 11, 2019

William A. Elek, 79, of Langhorne, PA passed away on June 11 at his home with his family by his side. Born in Manhattan, NY, Bill was a former 34-year resident of Lawrenceville, NJ. Bill was the son of the late William and Louise Scionti Elek and the devoted husband to Maureen Wallace Elek for 58 years. He was the loving father of Kathryn and her husband Charles Ruggieri, Patricia and her...
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Stella E. (nee Gannon) Blair

June 3, 2019

Stella E. Blair (nee Gannon) of Morrisville, age 96, passed away on June 3, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Stella was one of 12 children born in Greensburg, PA to the late Patrick and Bertha Gannon. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and traveling with her sisters. Stella is survived by her loving daughter, Kathleen Blair-Parmer and her husband, Ellsworth Parmer; her loving...
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Kathleen "Kathy" Marie (nee Evans) Gettis

June 2, 2019

Kathleen "Kathy" Marie (Evans) Gettis of New Hope, PA passed away peacefully Sunday, June 2, 2019, in the comfort of her home in The Village of Buckingham Springs. Born in Philadelphia, PA, to Frank Weil Evans and Anna Elizabeth (Coates) Evans, Kathy graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1962 and a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church in Vineland, NJ. She was born in Philadelphia, PA,...
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Anita L. Crose

June 1, 2019

Anita L. Crose, 80, of Newtown, PA. died on June 1, 2019 at her daughters home in Chalfont, PA. Born in Quincy, MA, Anita was a long time resident of Newtown. Anita and her husband, Clifford were very active with the Newtown Lions Club and enjoyed many activities and traveling together. Anita is the daughter of the late Amos and Gladys Titus Mantle and the beloved wife of the late Clifford...
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Anastasia O'Brien Manning

May 14, 2019

Anastasia O'Brien Manning, 63, of Richboro, PA fell ill suddenly and tragically and passed away surrounded by loved ones at St. Mary Medical Center on May 14th, 2019. Anastasia was born in London, England and raised for a time in Ireland. Anastasia was a resident of New York for much of her early life. She graduated from Hofstra University in Long Island, NY with a Bachelors in Fine Arts and...
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Theodore H. Woodman

May 11, 2019

Theodore H. Woodman, 94, of Holland, PA, died on May 11, 2019, at Twining Village, Holland, PA. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Theodore was a former 60 year resident of Newtown. Theodore was a retired auto worker and machine operator for General Motors, Trenton for over 30 years. He is a veteran of the United States Army serving during WWII. Theodore was an active member of the Newtown United...
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James Cintani

May 11, 2019

James Cintani of Yardley passed away peacefully at the Bridges at Warwick in Jamison on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the age of 91. Jim was born on December 14, 1927 to Concetta and Biaggio Cientanni of Ellwood City, PA. He graduated from Lincoln High school and attended the University of Pittsburgh on a football scholarship. He was drafted into the United States army and served his country...
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Denise (nee Christie) Anhalt

May 9, 2019

Denise Anhalt (nee: Christie) lost her courageous battle with breast cancer on May 9, 2019 with family by her side. She just celebrated her 54th birthday two days prior to her death. Denise was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Langhorne, PA, graduating from Bishop Conwell High School in 1983. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Scranton in 1987. She...
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Maureen M. (nee McGee) Borusky

May 8, 2019

Maureen M. (McGee) Borusky, of Fairless Hills, PA, passed away Wednesday, May 08, 2019, at the age of 72. Born in Philadelphia to the late Raymond J. Sr. and Mary Helen (nee Duffy) McGee, Maureen was a 1964 graduate of Bishop Egan High School. She later graduated from Misericordia Nursing School in 1967 and began her career as a registered nurse. Maureen is survived by her loving children,...
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Barbara Ann (nee Lefferts) Swayze

May 6, 2019

Barbara Ann (Lefferts) Swayze passed peacefully on Monday, May 6, 2019 at the age of 91. Barbara was a wonderful woman, full of style and grace, that was loved, is missed, and will always be cherished. Born on February 27, 1928 in Hatboro, PA, Barbara was the oldest child of Walter and Veronica Lefferts. She spent her childhood, and the majority of her adult life, in her beloved Newtown, PA. She...
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Thomas Johnson

May 1, 2019

Thomas Johnson passed away in the comfort of his home on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in Washington Crossing, PA. He was 72. Thomas was born in Doylestown. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Tom, "Catfish," was a devoted lifelong member of the Bucktail Hunting Club . He was an avid hunter and fisherman who always caught "the biggest fish." Tom was a hard worker who hauled over two million miles in his...
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