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.

Sincerely,
John F. Givnish


Our Obituaries

Eugene Joseph "Gene" Salvadore

June 17, 2017

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

June 16, 2017

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

June 11, 2017

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

June 8, 2017

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

June 1, 2017

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

May 23, 2017

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

May 10, 2017

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

May 5, 2017

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

May 2, 2017

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

May 2, 2017

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

April 28, 2017

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

April 20, 2017

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

April 18, 2017

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

April 18, 2017

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

April 5, 2017

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

April 2, 2017

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

April 2, 2017

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

June 22, 1926 - April 1, 2017

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

March 20, 2017

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

March 19, 2017

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

March 18, 2017

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

March 14, 2017

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

January 21, 2004 - March 11, 2017

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

July 5, 1917 - March 9, 2017

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

March 9, 2017

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

February 28, 2017

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

February 25, 2017

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

February 25, 2017

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

February 20, 2017

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

February 19, 2017

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

February 17, 2017

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

August 21, 1930 - February 14, 2017

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

February 11, 2017

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

February 4, 2017

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

February 3, 2017

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

August 19, 1935 - January 24, 2017

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

January 22, 2017

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

January 21, 2017

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

January 16, 2017

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

January 16, 2017

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

January 16, 2017

MacBride Darlene G. a lifetime Langhorne resident age 67 passed away January 16, 2017. Loving wife of 50 years to Barry J. Beloved mother of Janet(Darren) Carango of Levittown PA and Bryan(Julie)MacBride of Langhorne PA. Grandmom of Nicholas and Timothy Carango of Levittown and Bradley, Mark, and Shannon MacBride of Langhorne PA. Darlene is survived by two sisters and one brother. ...
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Antoinette DiFranco

January 12, 2017

Antoinette DiFranco, 98 of Newtown, died on January 13, 2017 at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne.  Born in Alberona, Italy, Antoinette is a former resident of New Jersey. Antoinette immigrated to the United States at age 8 and lived with her family in Orange, NJ.  She is a graduate of New York University.  She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and making scrapbooks of important events...
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Daryl Russell Fair

August 25, 1938 - January 10, 2017

Unwilling to stomach the advent of a Donald Trump presidency, Dr. Daryl Russell Fair, 78, quit this world on Jan. 10, 2017 following a valiant nearly three-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Dr. Fair was born August 25, 1938 in York, Pa., to Russell and Velma Fair (nee Fishel), and grew up on the family's farm in Glen Rock, Pa. He received a bachelor's degree from Millersville University, then...
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Janet Binder Hurd

January 4, 2017

Janet Binder Hurd of Newtown, PA passed away on January 4th, 2017 at St Mary's Medical Center. She was 79 years old. Born in East Orange, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Herold and Helen Binder and the late sister to Barbara Mehlin. She grew up in Short Hills, NJ. She attended Milburn High School and graduated from Marjorie Webster Junior College in Washington, DC. Janet married...
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Concetta Esposito

October 5, 1929 - January 4, 2017

Concetta Esposito passed away on January 4, 2017. She was 87. Concetta was preceded in death by her parents, Letizia and Salvatore Panebianco and her brother Louis Panebianco. Concetta (Connie) Esposito was born in New York City on October 5, 1929. Shortly thereafter, her parents returned to Lauropoli, Italy, where she grew up. Connie came back to the United States as a young woman after...
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William Gary Gordon

December 29, 2016

William Gary Gordon, 61, died on December 29, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Abington, PA, Gary was a lifelong resident of Newtown and Doylestown. Gary is a graduate of Council Rock High School, class of 1974 and a self employed Brick Mason. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and he was a certified scuba diver. Gary enjoyed traveling to Nantucket and spending time on LBI. Gary is...
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John L. Harbison

December 11, 2016

John L. Harbison, 83, of Yardley, PA died on December 11, 2016 at Manor Care Yardley. Born in Trenton, NJ, John was a long time resident of Yardley. John is a graduate of Trenton Catholic High School and a veteran of the US Army. He received his Bachelor degree from Rider University and his Masters degree from University of Pennsylvania. He is a retired Chief Information officer from...
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Laurie Jo Campagna

December 7, 2016

Laurie Jo Campagna passed away unexpectedly at her home in Chalfont, PA on Wednesday December 7, 2016 at the age of 55. She is the daughter of Shirley Stackhouse Milnor and the late L. Taylor Milnor. Laurie is survived by her beloved husband Peter Campagna and her three sons: Taylor Steele of Chalfont, PA and his fiancé Rachel Huggins of Alexandria, VA, Brian and Connor Steele, both of...
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Robert Thomas Pulka

December 4, 2016

Robert Thomas Pulka, 67, of Newtown, PA died at his home with his family by his side on Sunday, December 4th. Born in Pittsburgh, PA. Robert was a long time Bucks County area resident. A graduate of Steubenville University and a veteran of the US Army Reserve, he retired as the Senior Vice President for On-Shore Property of Zurich Global Energy in 2007. An accomplished pilot with over 650...
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John Robert Wells

December 2, 2016

John Robert Wells, 83, of Yardley, PA, died on December 2, 2016 at Holy Redeemer Hospital. Born in Philadelphia, John is a resident of Yardley for over 47 years. John is a veteran of the US Navy and a member of the Yardley VFW and the American Legion. He has been the owner of Yardley Family Haircutters in Yardley Borough for over 40 years and a member of the Haircutters Guild. John is also...
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Alexander Watson Cinkaj

November 30, 2016

Alexander Watson Cinkaj, 23, of Langhorne died suddenly November 30. Born at St. Mary Hospital, Alex was a life long resident of Langhorne. Alex is a graduate of Neshaminy High School, Class of 2011 and went on to graduate from Penn State University in December of 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Energy, Business and Finance with a minor in Economics. Alex was deeply passionate about...
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James Hector Lillo

November 28, 2016

James Hector Lillo, our beloved son, brother, uncle, friend and grandson, passed at our home surrounded by those that loved him most, on Monday November 28th, 2016. James had been diagnosed with Stage 4 Germ Cell Carcinoma in January during his Master's studies at the University of Chicago. He valiantly and humorously fought through 8 cycles of chemotherapy and 3 major surgeries. Over the past...
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Frederick Richard Guenther, VMD

November 20, 1926 - November 25, 2016

Dr. Frederick Richard Guenther, VMD, died peacefully November 25, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was 90 years old and a resident of the Cottages at Chandler Hall. Fred was born in Philadelphia to the late F. Richard and Gertrude (Saur) Guenther on Nov. 20, 1926. He was a graduate of Germantown High School (1944) and served in the U.S. Army from January 1945 to December 1946....
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John R. Booth

November 21, 2016

John R. Booth, Jr., 91, of Abington, PA, died on November 21, 2016 at Abington Memorial Hospital. Husband of Elisabeth Ann (Rebok) Booth and father of Elisabeth (Thomas) Knowlden and Susan (William) Goehrig, grandfather of 7 and great grandpa to 2. Relatives and friends are invited to John's Life Celebration on Saturday, November 26, from 10:30 to 11 AM and to his funeral service at 11 AM...
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Robert W. Kellogg

November 13, 2016

Robert W. Kellogg, 71, of Newtown, PA died on November 13, 2016 at the Hospital of the University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Born in Philadelphia, Robert is an 8 year resident of Newtown and formerly of Langhorne. Robert is a graduate of North East Catholic High School, Pierce Business School and he attended LaSalle Univ. He is a former I.T. Director with Johnson & Johnson, McGraw Hill...
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Richard C. Pazdan

November 13, 2016

Richard C. Pazdan, 74, of Newtown, PA died on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne. Born in Trenton, NJ, Richard is a long time Newtown resident. Richard is a graduate of Trenton Catholic High School, Villanova University with a Bachelors Degree and Temple University with his Masters Degree. He is a retired Insurance Underwriter with New Jersey Manufacturers Ins....
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Bertha B. Wilson

November 7, 2016

Bertha B. Wilson, 89 years, passed away Nov 7 at Wood River Village surrounded by her loving family. Born in Louden, TN, and raised in Wichita, KS, she moved to Philadelphia in 1952 and lived in Willow Grove, Feasterville, Holland, Yardley, and Bensalem. She was a graduate of Kansas University and studied psychology. Bea was a social worker for Bucks County Children and Youth for 25yrs....
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Helen Carl F. Aiello

November 6, 2016

Helen Carl F. Aiello, 86, died on November 6, 2016 at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, PA. Born in Abington, PA, Helen was a long time resident of Bucks county. Helen is a retired telephone operator from Bell Telephone and US Steel, Fairless Works. She was an animal lover, especially when it came to the dogs she raised and sometimes bred: her boxer, poodles and her pug, Missy. A...
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James W. Simmers

November 4, 2016

James W. Simmers of Florida went home to be with his Lord on Nov. 4 and is in the loving arms of his Savior. He was 45. He graduated from C.R.H.S. In 1989 and C.H.I. He worked for Christian HVAC and Verizon until recently moving to Florida from Pennsburg, PA. He loved the outdoors including fishing, hunting and skiing. He had a great sense of humor and loved and adored his entire family...
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James M. Mershon

November 4, 2016

James M. Mershon, 86, of Newtown, PA died on November 4, 2016 at his home with his family by his side. Jim was born in Penns Manor, PA, and lived in Yardley, before settling in Newtown for the past 52 years. A graduate of Fallsington High School, Class of 1947, Jim started James M. Mershon Builder in 1952, and grew it into a successful business building custom homes and commercial properties...
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Caroline S. (Hopkins) Hoyle

November 2, 2016

Caroline S. (nee Hopkins) aged 87 of Pennswood Village, Newtown, PA, passed away surrounded by her loving family November 2, 2016. She was formerly from Kentmore Park, MD and Atco, NJ. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 33 years, Richard W. Hoyle, and a son, Frederic L. Hoyle. Born in Baltimore, MD, she was raised in a loving home by her parents, Hastings B. Hopkins and...
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William C. Schoer

November 30, 1930 - October 31, 2016

William C. Schoer, age 86, passed away on October 31, 2016 at Buckingham Valley Nursing Home, Bucks County. He was born November 30, 1930 in Philadelphia, Penna. Son of the late Emil and Clara (Dablesteen) Schoer. After graduating from high school, he joined the United States Marine Corp and served during the Korean War. He moved to Levittown, Penna. and lived in the Langhorne area also. ...
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Judith Beyer Brown

October 30, 2016

Judith Beyer Brown, 73, of Langhorne, PA died on October 30, 2016 at her home with her husband at her side. Judy was born in Utica, NY and raised in Drexel Hill, PA. Prior to moving to Langhorne in 2013, Judy resided in Newtown Borough for 27 years. For several years Judy suffered Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) a very rare neurodegenerative brain disease. Judy a retired Sales...
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Edward C. Gilmore

October 30, 2016

Edward C. Gilmore, 67, of Tullytown, PA, died on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne. Born in Charleroi, PA, Ed grew up in Fairless Hills, graduating from Pennsbury High School and the Lower Bucks Tech School. He retired after 37 years from Moldamatic in Penndel as a warehouse manager. Ed was a long time member of the Tullytown Fire Co. serving as a former Lieutenant...
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Charles I. Hayse

October 29, 2016

Hayse Charles I., passed away Saturday, October 29th, at the age of 69. Charles is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Mary Lou (nee Scheier), his adoring children, Amy (Michael) Cotton and Kelly (Alvaro) Lopez, and his cherished grandchildren, Leann, Michael, and Maxwell. He is also survived by his siblings, Linda, Bobby, Kenny, and Brenda. Family and friends are invited to Charles'...
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Theresa Marie Church

October 23, 2016

Theresa Marie Church, 64, of Feasterville, died on Sunday, October 23 at Chandler Hall, Newtown. Born in Abington, PA, Terry was a long time Newtown resident. Terry loved to color pictures, she enjoyed shopping and flowers. She treasured her "Whoopsie" and always asked everyone for a picture. Terry is the daughter of the late Doris Bye Church and sister of the late Gerald Church. She is...
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Paul Stewart Reeves

October 21, 2016

Reeves Paul Stewart passed away October 21, 2016 with his daughter, Rebecca, at his side. Paul is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Bonnie (nee Caravello), and their daughter Rebecca Dean Reeves (Jack Gannon). He is also survived by his brother Howard Nixon Reeves, III (Cheri). Paul was preceded in death by his parents Dr. Rev. and Mrs. Howard Nixon Reeves, Jr., and his brother Scott...
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Richard W. "Dick" Apsche

October 15, 2016

Apsche Richard W. "Dick," passed away Saturday, October 15th, at the age of 78. Beginning his career in the late 60's, Dick was well known in the local car sales business and by the early 70's, he opened and operated his own business, Aspche Motors, and continued to grow in notoriety. Dick was an avid Phillies and Villanova Basketball fan and loved bowling, cars, and fishing. His family was most...
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Kathleen J. "Kay" (nee King) Larson

October 14, 2016

Kathleen J. "Kay" Larson (nee King) of Yardley, PA passed away on October 14, 2016, she was 91. Born in Atlantic City, NJ to Joseph and Catherine King. She was predeceased by her devoted husband Leroy, who she had met at an Army Auxiliary Dance , during his stateside leave from Europe during WWII. They married in 1945. Kay graduated from Bartram High School with honors and her passion for...
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James H. Cochran

October 8, 2016

James H. Cochran, of Buckingham Springs, passed away on Oct. 8, 2016 at the home of his daughter. James was a Supervisor at US Steel before retiring. Upon retirement he became a Deputy Sheriff at the Bucks County Courthouse for 22 years. He was a member of Fairless Hills Masonic Lodge #776 for 63 years & the Bucks County F.O.P. Lodge. James was a veteran of the US Navy, having proudly served...
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Mary Satterthwaite Johler

October 6, 2016

Mary Satterthwaite Johler, 88, of Galilee Pavalion, Levittown on October 6, 2016 at Lower Bucks Hospital. Born in Woodside, Pa, Mary is a former long time Newtown area resident. Mary is a graduate of George School and Linden Hall with a certificate in secretarial science. She is a birthrite Quaker and a member of Makefield Meeting, Bucks Quarter of the Society of Friends and an Executive...
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Major (Ret) David J. Flanagan

September 28, 2016

Major (Ret) David J. Flanagan Sr., 67, Tucson, AZ, while surrounded by loved ones peacefully passed away at 9:49 p.m., September 28, 2016 at Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital, Arizona. Major (Ret) David J. Flanagan Sr. was born Nov. 28, 1948, in Philadelphia, PA. Major (Ret) David J. Flanagan Sr. is a graduate of Olney High School class of 1966. He retired in Tucson, AZ after 25 exemplary years in...
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Daniel O. Bernstine

September 24, 2016

Daniel O. Bernstine died on September 24, 2016 at his home in New Hope, Pennsylvania. He was 69 years old. He is survived by his daughter Quincy Tyler Bernstine and son Dr. Justin Tyler Bernstine, and their mother Nancy Tyler Bernstine. He is also survived by his sister Rita Jackson; nieces and nephews Janet Almon; Carla Caroll; Karen Halloran; Kathy Frazier; Reggie Jones, Jr.; Kelvin Jones;...
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Francis "Frank" A. Bell

September 19, 2016

Francis "Frank" A., formerly of Philadelphia, on September 19, 2016 at the age of 89.  Beloved husband of 63 years to Doris (nee Young), loving father to Francis "Tony" (Annette) Bell Jr. and Regina (George) Kneib Grandfather to Kristopher (Karen) Kneib and Great Grandfather to Dean, Kendall, Natalie and Beau.  A veteran of the US Navy, Frank was a lector, cantor and member of the choir at St...
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Duane D. Doan, Jr.

September 17, 2016

Duane D. Doan, Jr., a lifelong Bucks County farmer, died at his home in Yardley, PA on September 17th during the Harvest Moon. Known to friends as "Buster", those who knew him will fondly remember seeing him hard at work running farm equipment in the fields or driving truckloads of grain or produce to market. He was a proud farmer with a strong work ethic, firm handshake, and a keen interest in...
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Agnes (Buchholz) Williams

August 31, 2016

Agnes (Buchholz) Williams a longtime resident of Lumberton, NJ passed away peacefully Wednesday August 31, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She was 89 years old. Agnes was born in Aachen, Germany and is survived by her three sisters and a brother. Agnes was preceded in death by her beloved husband Ret. Army M/SGT George B. Williams, Jr. Agnes will be deeply missed by her loving...
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Dr. Gerald Richard Donner

August 27, 2016

Dr. Gerald Richard Donner, 92 of Newtown passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on August 27, 2016. Beloved husband of 62 years to Leila Levy Donner. He is survived by his children Janet Donner and her husband Mark Ogonowski, Carol Donner, Diane Donner and the late David Donner. Cherished papa to Meridith, Karl, Jillian and Marshall. Gerald was a veterinarian and owner...
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Francis J. Fennen

August 26, 2016

Francis J. Fennen, 73, of Newtown, PA died on Friday, August 26, 2016 at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, PA. Born in Philadelphia, Frank was a 41 year resident of Newtown. Frank is a retired Union Roofer with Local 30 working on many commercial building in the Philadelphia and the Eastern United States. After retirement, Frank work for Princeton University with maintenance at the Boat...
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William "Bill" L. Lownes, Sr.

August 21, 2016

William L. "Bill" Lownes, Sr., age 90, a life-long resident of Newtown, passed away on Aug. 21, 2016 with his family by his side. Bill was a Dairy Farmer from Newtown, who once owned Lownes Bros. Farm. He was also a life-time member of The Middletown Grange #684, as well as the Horse Thieves. He was also a member of the Upper Makefield Business Association. Bill is survived by his wife,...
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Sharon McDowell

August 11, 2016

Sharon McDowell, 66, of Newtown, PA died on August 11, 2016 at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, PA. Born in Canton, OH, Sharon was a resident of Newtown for over 20 years. Sharon was a graduate of Lehman High School in Canton, OH, Kent State University and Trenton State College with her BS degree in Nursing. She was a RN at Pickering Manor for 8 years and St. Mary Medical Center for 10. ...
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Joye Anise Bland

August 10, 2016

Joye Bland transitioned her earthly home for Glory on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at Doylestown Hospital, Doylestown, PA surrounded by her family and friends. Joye was born in Somerspoint, NJ and moved to Warminster, PA at an early age. Joye attended Nativity Of Our Lord Elementary School and Strayer University. Joye leaves her twin daughters, Savannah Lee and Sanaa Rose to carry on her legacy....
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Barbara Ann Cooke Brashear

November 5, 1922 - July 24, 2016

Barbara Ann Cooke Brashear, age 93, died at Chandler Hall on Sunday, July 24, 2016 in Newtown, PA, her birthplace, November 5, 1922. The daughter of the late Robert L. and Elsie Cooke (Lear). She attended Ursinus College where she met David Brashear, a Navy V-12 pre-med student. She studied English and voice at Ursinus. After graduation she taught high school English and dramatics. While...
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Charles Everett Rollins

June 1, 1922 - July 18, 2016

Charles Everett Rollins, of Newtown, Pennsylvania, born on June 1, 1922 to Arvin L. Rollins and Roselia Harper Rollins in Appleton, Wisconsin. Passed away on July 18, 2016 at Pennswood Village, Newtown, Pa. Husband of 65 years to the late Audrey Dyer Rollins, whom he met while they were in the United States Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia. Charles is survived by two sons, Russell and...
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Margaret "Ann" Cowell Linkenheimer Britton

July 6, 2016

Margaret "Ann" Cowell Linkenheimer Britton, age 84, died peacefully on July 6, 2016, at Pine Run Health Center, Doylestown, Pa. Born in Monessen, Pa., Ann was the daughter of the late Sylvester E. and Laura B. Cowell, and wife of the late Wayne H. Linkenheimer. She is survived by her husband, William Britton. Ann was the proud mother of Barbara Ann and Robert Wayne (Tricia) Linkenheimer,...
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Ellen Carole Broderick

June 25, 2016

Ellen Carole Broderick of Newtown died on June 25, 2016 at St. Mary Medical Center at age 69. Born in Jersey City, NJ, she was a former resident of Brick, NJ before moving to Newtown in 1984. She was a graduate nurse from Bucks County Community College and also worked as a part-time interior designer. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and spending time with her family. Ellen was the daughter...
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Sharon Moon Thom

June 25, 2016

Sharon Moon Thom, 66 of Royersford, PA died on June 25, 2016 at Life Care of West Chester. Born in Trenton, NJ, Sharon was raised in Yardley, PA. Sharon is a graduate of Pennsbury High School and Kutztown University with a degree in Education. She was a public school teacher for several years. Sharon was a Phillies fan and she enjoyed flower gardening. Sharon is the daughter of the late...
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Mark William Walsh

June 20, 2016

Mark William Walsh, passed away on Monday, June 20, 2016 at St. Mary Medical Center at age 40. He was a lifelong resident of Newtown and a 1994 graduate of Council Rock High School North, where he played varsity volleyball. Mark graduated from Monmouth University with a BA in Communications. He worked in the music and sports entertainment businesses in customer service and sales. Mark's...
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Harry R. Beagle

June 20, 2016

Harry R. Beagle, Sr. 74, of Newtown, PA died on June 20 at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne. Born in Lower Southampton, PA, Harry was a lifelong Newtown resident. Harry was a carpenter and builder for many years. He was an avid Eagles and Phillies fan. He enjoyed his family and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was very attached to his dogs and his...
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Joyce M. (nee Jackson) Maloney

June 18, 2016

Joyce M. (nee Jackson) Maloney, 88 of Hatfield passed away peacefully on June 18, 2016 at Doylestown Hospital. Joyce was the devoted wife of Joseph T. Maloney, who passed away in 2013. Born in Philadelphia, Joyce was a long time Bucks County resident later living in Hatfield Montgomery County. Joyce is a retired telephone operator for Nazareth Hospital and American Meter. She was a devoted...
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Pearl Sereni

May 30, 2016

Pearl Sereni, 96 of Newtown, PA died on May 30 at Sunrise at Yardley. Born in Quakertown, PA, Pearl is a 65 year resident of Newtown. Pearl is a member of the Newtown Presbyterian Church and an active volunteer with many local organization. Pearl is the wife of the late Alfred Sereni and she is survived by her foster son James Buss and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are...
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Arnold Gottlieb

May 24, 2016

Arnold Gottlieb, 82, of Tamarac, FL and Flemington, NJ, died on May 24, 2016 at his summer home in Flemington, NJ. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Arnold was raised in New York City and is a graduate of James Monroe High School and the City of NY College with a Master's Degree in Education. Arnold is a veteran of the US Army serving in Alaska. His teaching career included Grace Dodge Vocational School,...
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Gertrude E. Dishmon

May 22, 2016

Gertrude E. Dishmon, 94, of Yardley, PA died on May 22 at Crestview Nursing Home, Langhorne. Born in Three Bridges, NJ, Gertrude was a resident of Yardley for over 60 years. Gertrude is a retired General Motors employee working for over 30 years. She started her employment during WWII as an original "Rosie the Riveter" building airplanes at the Fisher Porter plant. She is a member of the Yardley...
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Philip J. Grondin,

May 19, 2016

Philip J. Grondin, Jr., 88 of Holland, PA, died on May 19, 2016 at Chandler Hall Hospice, Newtown. Born in Beverly, MA, Philip was a former resident of Lighthouse Point, FL. Philip is a veteran of the US—and a retired Police Chief of the Lighthouse Police Department. After his retirement, Philip was an avid craftsman wood carver and worker. He has worked with all kinds of wood and everything...
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Irvin Miller, Sr.

May 8, 2016

Irvin Miller, Sr., 92, of Washington Crossing, PA was a strong, courageous, and gentle man who died peacefully on May 8, 2016 at Capitol Health Hospital, Pennington, NJ. He was born and raised in Kingston Township, PA and graduated from the Kingston Township High School in 1943 and lettered in various sports. He was a long time resident of Bucks Co. for over 50 years. Irvin was a Veteran of US...
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Katherine L. Renner

May 7, 2016

Katherine L. Renner, 86, of Newtown, PA died on May 7, 2016 at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne. Born in Tullytown, Katherine was a long time Newtown resident. Katherine was a former employee of All-Lite Aluminum in Levittown and she enjoyed her time growing flowers and plants at H. Stanford Roberts Nursery and Greenhouses. She was a member of the Newtown United Methodist Church. Katherine...
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Robert C. Blake

May 6, 2016

Robert C. Blake, a life-long resident of Newtown, passed away peacefully surrounded by his adoring family on Friday, May 6, 2016 at the age of 67. Bob was a graduate of Council Rock High School and LaSalle University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree. He pursued a career in electronic engineering sales and marketing. Bob was a veteran of the US Navy. Bob was a long time member of...
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Robert M. (Bob) Frappier

May 4, 2016

Robert M. Frappier (Bob) of Newtown PA passed away peacefully on Wednesday May 4, 2016 in Vierra FL. Born in Hartford CT on August 2, 1932. He was the son of the late Charles and Marion Frappier. When still quite young his family moved to Jackson Heights, Queens NY. His family later moved to Lower Merion PA when he was still in school and he graduated from Lower Merion High School. Bob was a...
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Georgeann Weitz

April 9, 1941 - April 27, 2016

Georgeann Weitz, (nee Longsdorf) 75, of Warminster, died on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at The Birches in Newtown, PA. She was born on April 9, 1941 in Germantown, PA to the late Charles Longsdorf and Georgeann Birdsong Longsdorf (Ray) Bassett and step mother of the late Geoffrey Weitz. Georgeann is survived by her husband, Edward Weitz and her loving children; Denice and her husband, Glen...
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Justin M. Sands

April 24, 2016

Justin M. Sands, 26 of Pipersville, PA died suddenly on Sunday, April 24. Born in Bristol, PA, Justin was a lifelong Bucks Co. resident. Justin is a graduate of Palisades High School and he worked as a landscaper for Boyers Lawn Service. He was an avid fisherman both fresh and salt water and a hunter. Justin was an outdoorsman and gardener. Justin the son of Deanna Gowton Sands and John H....
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Evelyn Birkel Thompson Aye

July 5, 1921 - August 18, 2015

The Reverend Doctor Evelyn Birkel Thompson Aye loving mother and grandmother, passionate educator, devout, open-minded, evangelical believer and preacher of the Word of God and her savior Jesus Christ, accomplished artist, avid reader, fearless world traveler, lover of chocolate, inveterate swimmer who never met a body of water in which she didn't wish to submerge herself, and endlessly curious...
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