20131119_161024482_0Mary (Devitt) Lohan, age 89, of Morrisville, PA, passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 at Chandler Hall Hospice. Born in Philadelphia, she had lived in Morrisville for 53 years.

She began her career as an accounting clerk with the Pennsylvania Railroad. Mary also worked at Bake Rite Rolls in Bensalem for 20 years. She was a parishioner at St. John the Evangelist Church in Lower Makefield. Mary was also a former volunteer at St. Mary Medical Center and was a founding member of the Ladies of St. John. Her favorite pastime was knitting.

Daughter of the late John and Marie (Carey) Devitt, wife of the late Edward J. Lohan, and grandmother of the late Eric Von Badins, she is survived by 5 children, Edward J. (and Jane) Lohan, Jr. of Riverton, NJ, Marianne (and James) Von Badins of Morrisville, Sean (and Cathy) Lohan of Wood Ranch, CA, Maureen Lohan of Palmyra, NJ, and Michael (and Anne) Lohan of Summit, NJ, 2 brothers, John P. (and Ann) Devitt of Norristown, PA and Edward Devitt, of Latrobe, PA, 5 grandchildren, Jennifer and Stefani Lohan, Kathryn Liebhaber, and Ryan and Matthew Lohan, 2 great grandchildren Lilly and Sienna Faulls and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral mass at 2 PM on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Big Oak and Makefield Rds., Morrisville, PA. Interment will follow in St. Ignatius Cemetery, Yardley.

Friends may call from 1-2 PM at the Church on Thursday.

150x234-2334474Marie H. (Gannon) Kolanko, died on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. She was 82.

Born in Philadelphia to the late Helen (Cassidy) and John Gannon, Marie was a resident of Upper Southampton, since 1967.

Marie was the beloved wife of the late Frank J. Kolanko; loving mother of Kathleen Greway (John), Helene, Frank (Kathleen), Laurie Anne Wajda (George), and Amy Ruta (Sam); proud grandmother of Samuel, Mary Paige, Erin, Isabella, Frankie, Sal, Jamie, Nolan, Crosby, Rocco, and the late Vincent.

Marie’s family will receive relatives and friends from 9:30 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Yardley, Pa. Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Marie will be laid to rest in Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Bucks County Association for the Blind, 400 Freedom Dr. Newtown, PA 18940.

5281f1b96f28e.preview-300-1Elizabeth M. ‘Betty’ Hertkorn of Lower Makefield Township died Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. She was 67.

Born in Philadelphia, daughter of Elizabeth Keis Toman and the late Arthur Toman, she resided in Lower Makefield for the past 35 years.

Mrs. Hertkorn was pre-school teacher at the Crossing Cooperative Nursery School in Washington Crossing for 22 years. She was graduated from Nazareth Academy in Philadelphia.

She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Lower Makefield; She served as a eucharist minister and was involved with Marriage Prep programs. Betty was also a volunteer at St. Mary Medical Center.

She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Isabella Martin.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Donald R. Hertkorn; a daughter and son-in-law, Debra Jean and Scott Martin of Jackson, N.J.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Timothy and Michelle Hertkorn of Lower Makefield and Michael and Rachel Hertkorn of Feasterville; a brother and sister-in-law, James and Stacey Toman of Morrisville; cousin and best friend, Anne McMullin; and nine grandchildren, Sean, Bryan, Emily, Ashley, Amanda and Kaylee Martin, Kaya and Madison Hertkorn, and Michael Hertkorn Jr.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m., Thursday, at St. John the Evangelist Church, Lower Makefield. Family and friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, at the FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home, 17 S. Delaware Avenue (River Road), Yardley, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made in the name of Elizabeth Hertkorn to Fox Chase Cancer Center, Attn: Lung Cancer Nurse Navigator Program, 333 Cottman Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19111 or through foxchase.org\giving. 

52760624ebb12.preview-300Joseph Edward Michalak of Yardley died Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. He was 31.

Born in Langhorne, Joseph was a life long resident of Lower Bucks County.

He was a member of St. John the Evangelist parish and was a 2000 graduate of Conwell Egan Catholic High School where he played on the ice hockey team.

Joseph was an U.S. Army veteran who had served during the Iraq War.

He enjoyed drawing, sports and playing golf.

He will be lovingly remembered for his vibrant personality and great sense of humor.

Joseph was the loving father of Alyssa ‘Peanut’ Michalak. He was the beloved son of Therese (Javornik) and Albert Michalak and the loving brother of Ashley Archbald (Shaun) and Katelyn Michalak. Joseph was the grandson of Alice H. Javornik and the nephew of Milissa Wang (John), Beth Ann Bunting (William), Donna Javornik, Dana Zaluski and Zibby Teterycz. He will also be sadly missed by many cousins.

Family and friends are invited to call 6 to 9 p.m., Monday, at the James J. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., 2200 Trenton Rd., Levittown. His funeral Mass will be celebrated on 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, at St. John the Evangelist Church followed by Rite of Committal in Washington Crossing National Cemetery. There are no calling hours on Tuesday prior to the Mass.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.