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.

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Our Obituaries

Helyn B. Rector

August 26, 1933 - October 15, 2020

Helyn B. Rector began her life's journey on August 26, 1933 in Yardley. She was the 5th child born to the late Oscar A. and Katherine Harris Rector. She accepted her angel wings and went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, October 15, 2020. Helyn graduated from Pennsbury High School, class of 1953 and she attended modeling school. She worked as a domestic engineer for many years. Helyn is...
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Cynthia L. Fruchtman

October 14, 2020

Cynthia L. Fruchtman, 61 of Langhorne, PA died on October 13, 2020 at Einstein Montgomery Hospital, Norristown, PA. Born in Eleberon, NJ, Cynthia was a long time Langhorne resident. Cynthia owned and ran an online retail business. She is the daughter of the late John D. Carchman and she is survived by her mother, Harriet Levine Carchman and her loving husband, Hal D. Fruchtman. She is the...
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Cathy Jo (Roth) Transue

October 8, 2020

Cathy Jo (Roth) Transue, age 68, was a lifelong resident of Langhorne but is now an eternal resident of heaven. At home surrounded by loved ones, she passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on October 8th after a brief battle with cancer. Cathy was born to John H. Roth, Sr. and Josephine K. (Riemenschneider) Roth, who both predeceased her. Family traditions in her childhood years included...
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Edward F. Rife

October 6, 2020

Edward F. Rife passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at the Birches in Newtown. He was 92 years old. "Ed" as he was affectionately known by to his family and friends, was born on August 7, 1928 in Philadelphia to the late Edward J. Rife and Adeline V. Rife. He was the late husband to the late Anne K. Rife who passed away in 2002 (Murphy, NC). Ed graduated from Dobbins Technical School in...
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Mary D. (nee Ware) Grissell

October 5, 2020

Mary D. (nee Ware) Grissell, of Bensalem, PA passed away on Monday, October 5, 2020. Born in Philadelphia to the late Nora and Albert Ware Sr., Mary was an avid Eagles fan and enjoyed bowling, crocheting, and Pinochle. Most of all, Mary loved being surrounded by her grandchildren and spending time with her family. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert Grissell, and her...
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Joseph R. Lewandowski

October 5, 2020

Joseph R. Lewandowski, of Newtown, passed away on Monday, October 5, 2020 at his residence. He was 73 years old. "Joe" as he was affectionately known by to his family and friends, was born on November 8, 1946 in Philadelphia to the late Joseph and Regina (née Borowski). Joe graduated from Drexel and worked passionately as a biomedical engineer, most recently retiring from Abington Memorial...
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Karol Steward Williams

September 30, 2020

Karol Steward Williams, of Newtown, passed away in her home on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. She was 73. Born in Denver, Colorado as the second daughter to Robert Henthorn Steward and Jane Bjornberg Steward, Karol was raised in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Marple Newtown High School in 1965 and went on to attend Mansfield State Teachers College where she was a member of...
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Karris Robinson

September 30, 2020

Karris Lee (nee Clark) Robinson Karris L. Robinson peacefully passed away on Sept. 30, 2020. Karris was a resident of Kirby Pines Retirement Community and lived in Memphis, TN for the last 4 years of her life. She moved to the "Ole South", as she put it, to be closer to her children and grandchildren. Karris grew up in Hulmeville PA and had been a long time resident of Fallsington, PA....
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Claire Ludlow

September 28, 2020

Claire Ludlow passed away quietly on September 28, 2020 at her residence in Pennswood Village, Newtown, PA, with her family at her side. She left with the same grace and determination that defined her life. Born in Morristown, NJ on June 2, 1930 to Rose Louise (Beggi) Baird and Ralph C. Baird. Claire attended Drew University in Morristown, and subsequently earned a Masters Degree in Early...
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Gloria Elizabeth Kelly

September 26, 2020

Gloria Elizabeth Kelly, 75, of New Hope, PA died on September 26, 2020 at Jefferson Hospice, Warminster, PA. Born in Philadelphia, Gloria was a longtime resident of New Hope. Gloria was former financial secretary for her husband's siding business. She is a former active member of Trinity Solebury Episcopal Church. She enjoyed being a mother and grandmother. Gloria is the daughter of...
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Dillon Reimer

August 10, 1977 - September 25, 2020

Dillon Reimer, age 43 of Philadelphia, PA formerly of Ewing, NJ, Newtown, PA, Lawrenceville, NJ passed in the early morning of September 25, 2020 from complications of Diabetes. Dillon was born on August 10, 1977 and was brought home from the hospital by Dianne and Hans Reimer to live in City Island in the Bronx before moving to Snowcap Farm in Spring Valley, NY. Dillon loved dogs and music....
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Craig Eaton

September 23, 2020

Craig Eaton died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Langhorne, Pa., where he lived since 1986. He was 74. He grew up in Westfield, N.J. and graduated from Rutgers University with highest honors. From 1972 to 2005 he specialized in the manufacture of flavors and fragrances at Colgate- Palmolive. In retirement, he subscribed to the Philadelphia Orchestra and he sang for 12 years in the Voices...
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French Alexander Emmons

September 22, 2020

The world lost a beautiful soul with the passing of French Alexander Emmons, aged 76, on September 22, 2020. He was the eldest son of the late French Potter Emmons and Ann Raum Emmons of Edgmont, PA. He will be deeply missed by the family he cherished, which includes his brother John Raum Emmons (Winnie) of Batavia, IL, his sister Joanne Emmons Wiggins (Brenton) of Newtown, PA, five dear nieces...
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Arlene Joan Manera

September 20, 2020

Arlene Joan Manera, of Holland, PA passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 20,2020 at the age of 86. Arlene was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Eugene Manera. She is survived her daughters, Christine Crompton (Tom Borsavage) and Elaine Connell. She was also preceded in death by a son, David Manera. She has three grandchildren, Jaclyn Crompton (Michael Palouian), Caitlin...
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Dorothy P. (Dot) Regan

September 19, 2020

Dorothy P. Regan (Dot) passed away peacefully on September 19th, 2020 at the age of 92. Dorothy is predeceased by her beloved husband Russell Regan. She is survived by her loving sons Robert and Richard, their wives Jillaine and Linda, her beloved sister-in-law Ida Regan, as well as her many loving nieces and cousins. She is predeceased by her beloved sister Marie Twiggs and will be deeply missed...
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Jeffrey Ronald Land

September 12, 2020

Jeffrey Ronald Land, 48, of Langhorne, PA passed away on September 12 in Boston, MA. Born in Trenton, NJ, Jeff was a former resident of Newtown, Pennsylvania. Jeff was a 1990 graduate of Pennsbury High School where he pursued vocational studies in auto-mechanics. Jeff worked for Carquest auto parts for several years. He had a love for muscle cars and hot-rods and enjoyed repairing and...
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Jane Liwoch

August 29, 2020

Jane Liwoch, 92, of Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania, passed away on August 29, 2020 at her son's home in Mays Landing, New Jersey following a serious injury. Her final days were filled with family and love, something denied her during the pandemic months due to her residence in a nursing home. Jane was born to Ignacy and Sophia Milewski in March, 1928 in Camden, NJ. She grew up in Camden,...
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John L. Tomlinson

November 9, 1932 - August 21, 2020

John L. Tomlinson, 87, of Yardley, PA died at this home in Yardley on August 21, 2020. John was lovingly referred to as Jack by his close family and friends, Jack was born on November 9, 1932 in Falls Township to Harold and Anna Tomlinson. John was born and raised as a farmer and worked and lived on Neshaminy Farms for over 20 years, now know as Tyler Park. After this, John worked for Agway,...
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Geraldine S. (nee Sivori) Abell

August 18, 2020

Geraldine S. Abell (nee Sivori) 92 of Newtown, PA passed away peacefully on August 18, 2020 fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church. Beloved wife of Donald E. Abell; loving mother of Lynn M. Abell and Peter J. (Christine) Abell. She is an aunt, cousin and friend to many. Geraldine was born in Union City, NJ, the only daughter of immigrant parents from Italy. Prior to her marriage...
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Charles J. Conturso

August 16, 2020

Charles J. Conturso, 94, of Yardley, PA died on August 16 at Capitol Health, Trenton, NJ. Born in Woodside, PA, Charles was a longtime resident of Yardley. Charles is a Veteran of WWII. He left high school prior to graduation to join the service, serving in the Army Air Corp. Upon discharge, Charles obtained his GED and, thanks to the GI bill, attended Syracuse Univ. and graduated from...
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Phyllis Evelyn (Clewley) Gill

August 15, 2020

Phyllis Evelyn Gill (Clewley), formerly of Pipersville, PA, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 15, 2020, at Neshaminy Manor, Doylestown Twp., PA. She was 95. Predeceased by her parents, Adelbert and Margaret Clewley, her sisters Merry Baker, Thelma Giggey, Dora Floyd and Bertha Manzo, her brothers Raymond Clewley and Lawrence Clewley, and her husband Robert W. Gill. As a child,...
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Mark Moger, Jr.

August 15, 2020

Mark Moger, Jr, 33, of New Hope, PA passed on August 15, 2020. Mark was born in Freehold, NJ and has lived in Paris, France; Tucson, Arizona; Hopewell, NJ and New Hope, Pa. Mark was a lover of life, golf, good music, world travel and great food & wine! Mark attended Holy Ghost Prep where he lettered in Baseball, Golf and Swimming. Mark attended and graduated from Drexel University, LeBow...
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Joseph C. Scanlan

December 28, 1964 - August 10, 2020

Joseph C. Scanlan passed away on August 10, 2020. Born in Philadelphia on December 28, 1964 to the late Joseph and Dorothy Scanlan, he was a resident of Newtown borough for the past two years. Prior to living in Newtown, Joe briefly resided in Bristol Borough and lived in Minnesota for 12 years. He was a graduate of Archbishop Ryan High School. After graduating from high school, Joe spent a...
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Steven M. McCord

August 10, 2020

Steven M. McCord, 49, of Levittown, PA died on August 10, 2020 at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, PA. Born in Toledo, OH, Steven was a longtime resident of Levittown, PA. Steven is a graduate of Rutgers University and Mercer County College where he received degrees in Sociology and Nursing. He was a dedicated nurse at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, NJ and Hahnemann Hospital in...
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Sarah S. (nee Casper) Carey

August 8, 2020

Carey Sarah S. (nee Casper) a longtime resident of the Tacony section of Philadelphia and parishioner of St. Leo Church, passed away on Saturday August 8, 2020 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, Hamilton, NJ. Born in Philadelphia, PA to Andrew and Alice Bienkowski Casper. Beloved wife of the late James T. Carey. Loving Mother of Jim Carey, Jr. and his wife Peggy and Sharon...
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Delores Tomlinson

August 2, 2020

Delores Tomlinson, 87, of Yardley PA died on August 2 at her home. Born in Newportville, PA Delores was a former resident of the Neshaminy Farms (Tylor Estate) in Newtown. Delores grew up in Newportville and supplied many residents with eggs for many years. She owned and managed The 3 T's Laundry Mat in Newtown for over 30 years. Delores enjoy going to Atlantic City and spending time at the...
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Linda J. (née Shulman) Lancaster

August 2, 2020

Linda J. (née Shulman) Lancaster, 72 of Newtown, PA passed away from cancer at home surrounded by her loving family on August 2, 2020. Beloved wife of Wayne Lancaster. Loving mother of Debra Lancaster (Derek Hartwick) and Beth Alon (Alfred). Nanny and Grandma to Noah, Benjamin, Ayla, Kai, and Lilliana. Dear sister of Rochelle Lubin (Arnie), Ann Harris (CA). She was preceded in death by her...
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Attilia DeSanctis

July 23, 2020

With profound sadness we announce the passing of Attilia DeSanctis, a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and friend to all whose lives she touched. Attilia, 85, passed away at her home peacefully in her sleep on July 23rd. Born in Artena, Italy, Attilia came to America on the Andrea Doria in 1955 at the age of 20. During Attilia's younger years in The United States, she found work as a...
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Bernadette A. Baldini

July 19, 2020

Bernadette A Baldini, 66, passed away on July 19,2020. Beloved daughter of the late Columbus G and Rose C (nee Dottavio) Baldini. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she is survived by her sister, Jeanette Pellicone, brother in law, Frederick Cullen and her late brother, Nicholas Baldini. She graduated from St Huberts High School in Philadelphia and in her early years she married and had a home...
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Julia S. Johnson

July 19, 2020

Julia Hetter Summerson Johnson October 30, 1929 – July 19, 2020 Julia S. Johnson peacefully passed away on July 19, 2020 in Knoxville, TN. She was able to be with her daughters and the wonderful caregivers at NHC Farragut. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Robert G.Foulkes (8/16/1923 – 5/26/2020). Though Julia never took Bob's last name, they spent 37 years as a devoted...
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LaVerle Joyce (Olson) Moody

July 17, 2020

LaVerle Joyce Moody (Olson) died peacefully on Friday, July 17th, 2020. LaVerle was preceded in death by her husband of 50+ years, David. She is survived by her daughter, Joyce Moody Rubinsohn, son-in-law David, and her grandchildren Kelly and Adam, all the loves of her life! Born in Pierce County, Wisconsin, LaVerle is predeceased by parents Daisy and Oscar Olson, and 10 of her brothers and...
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Robert H. Leedom

January 19, 1942 - July 15, 2020

Robert H. Leedom of Newtown, PA. was welcomed into heaven on July 15, 2020. He was born on Jan. 19th, 1942 in Newtown. He was the beloved son of the late Harvey and Nettie Leedom. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Janet, his children Judy Zanolini (David) and Jim Leedom (Lisa), his 4 grandchildren Amanda, Shelby, Maria and Joseph and extended family and friends. Bob is survived by...
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Elizabeth M. Springer

July 14, 2020

Elizabeth M. Springer 88 years old of Langhorne PA passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday July 14 2020. Wife of The Late, Richard B. Springer, Elizabeth is survived by her beloved daughters, Kathleen J. Springer of Langhorne, PA and Elizabeth A. Strizak of Gilbertsville, PA. Elizabeth was also the loving grandmother of Carolyn and her husband Jonathan Anderson, Joanna...
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John (Rich) Richard Balko

July 10, 2020

John Richard Balko, who went by the name Rich, passed away quietly in his Yardley home on Friday, July 10 after a failed bone marrow transplant and epic battle against leukemia. Born in Whiting Indiana, to parents John and Julia Balko, he was a proud Purdue University graduate. He has been a Yardley resident for almost 40 years. He was a loving father, an amazing grandfather, friend to all...
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Andrea (nee Linder) Bryan

July 7, 2020

Andrea E. (nee Linder) Bryan Andrea, of Levittown, PA, passed away peacefully at home after a lengthy illness on July 7th, 2020 at the age of 71. She was the beloved wife of William Bryan; devoted mother of Matthew Bryan (Stephanie), Kathrine Bryan, and Michael Bryan; loving grandmother of Haley, Connor, Leighton, Paisley, and Grace; loving great grandmother of Addison; and beloved sister of...
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Rita Wilkinson

July 6, 2020

Rita Wilkinson peacefully passed at Chandler Hall on July 6, 2020. Rita graced the world with her sweet heart for 101 wonderful years. Born and raised in Nanticoke, PA she was the daughter of the late Anna Mae (Keating) and Stephen Polnasek. She is predeceased by her husband, Arthur G. Wilkinson; son, Robert F. Wilkinson, and brothers; William and Carl Polnasek. Rita was a long-time...
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Margaret N. Rice

June 10, 2020

Margaret N. Rice, 91, of Philadelphia, PA died on June 10, 2020 at Jefferson Torresdale Hospital. Born in Oxford, PA, Margaret was a long time Philadelphia resident. Margaret is a former telephone operator for Bell Telephone and she was a partner with her late husband, Edwin Rice as an Astro Analyst. Margaret is the daughter of the late Louis and Mary Carroll Rice and the wife of the late...
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John "Jack" F. Lynch

June 7, 2020

CW5 (R) John "Jack" F. Lynch passed away peacefully at his home, on Sunday June 7, 2020 just 8 days shy of his 85th birthday from a brief battle with cancer. Surrounded by his beloved wife of 36 years Susan W. Lynch (nee Williams) and his loving family. Jack was born 15 Jun. 1935 in Newark, N.J. He lived in Belleville and Bloomfield, NJ and Springfield, Va and had been a resident of Lower...
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Richard (Rick) Bumm

June 3, 2020

Richard (Rick) Bumm, 67, of Holland, PA, passed away on June 3, 2020 surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years Mary (Zuniga), and three children: Richard Bumm, Alycia (Bumm) Scott, and Brandon Bumm. Rick graduated in 1970 from Council Rock High School in Newtown. He worked for many years in the family's general...
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Horace W. Rein

May 31, 2020

Horace W. Rein, a 52-year resident of Randolph, NJ passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2020. He was 91 years old. He was the much-loved and dedicated husband of Lorraine J. Rein until her passing in 2015. Along with Lorraine, their greatest accomplishment and legacy was their 65-year marriage. Born October 14, 1928, in Brooklyn, NY, he was the 6th son and 9th child of the late Herman and Helena...
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Robert G. Foulkes

August 16, 1923 - May 26, 2020

Robert G. Foulkes August 16, 1923 – May 26, 2020 Robert G Foulkes passed away peacefully on May 26, 2020 in Knoxville, TN. He was surrounded by his beloved wife of 37 years, Judy S Johnson, his stepdaughters, and the loving staff of NHC Farragut retirement community. Robert was born on August 16, 1923 in Oakland, CA the only son of Horace G. and Margaret V. Foulkes. His early years were...
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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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Melvin and Josephine White

May 4, 2020

Melvin "Mel", and Josephine "Jay" White of Newtown, who died on February 5 and May 4, 2020 are scheduled to have their services and interment on Friday, August 14 at precisely at 2:30 PM at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Highland Road, Newtown, PA with military honors. Mel married his high school sweetheart Josephine R. Wilson in 1951. They had six children between 1953 and 1963....
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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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Joseph C. Mika

June 3, 1925 - April 20, 2020

Born June 3,1925 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, died April 20,2020 in Fort Myers, Florida of natural causes. He leaves behind his wife and Best Friend of 30 years PATRICIA A MIKA. His (6) children are surely going to miss his dry sense of humor that would always put a smile on their face. Florence Solomon and son-in-law Len, Kathy Perazzo, Tim Baggett, Robin Sims and husband Mike, Bobby...
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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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