meyrick-optCharles A. Meyrick of Lower Makefield Township died suddenly Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at Bryn Mawr Hospital in Bryn Mawr, Pa. He was 58.

Born in Philadelphia, a son of the late Charles R. and Teresa (Kopervos) Meyrick, he had resided in Lower Makefield for the past 24 years.

Chuck was an engineer and most recently worked as a project manager with Saybrook Associates. Prior to Saybrook, he worked for close to 20 years as an Associate Director of Engineering with Merck & Company. He graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor’s in Engineering and received Master’s degrees from Drexel University and Stevens Institute.

He was an active member of St. John the Evangelist Church in Lower Makefield. He was president of the Junior CYO for many years, served as Head of the Eucharist Minister Organization, coached soccer, softball, and basketball, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 7515.

You would find Chuck enjoying working in the yard, playing a round of golf, going to the beach, and of course spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Stefanie (Della Vecchia), to whom he was married for 34 years; loving father of two daughters, Kristina and Amanda, and a new son-in-law, Jeffrey Kees. He was the patriarch of his family, with two brothers, Joseph (Sue) and Robert (Tina); dear brother-in-law of Michael Della Vecchia (Mary); and loving son-in-law of Clara and the late Peter Della Vecchia; along with nieces and a nephew, Joseph, Ashley, Nicholle, Michelle, Victoria, and Brianna; and many cousins.

Friends may call from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at Saint John the Evangelist Church, followed by his funeral Mass at noon. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, PA

Richard F. Strauss Sr. of Langhorne, died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, at his home. He was 74.

Born in Philadelphia, son of the late Charles and Marion Lambert Strauss, he was formerly of Falls Township, before moving to Langhorne 13 years ago.

Richard was an engineer in the plastics industry, retiring in 2008 from Ensinger Hyde in Grenloch, N.J. Prior to Ensinger Hyde, he was with Thomas & Betts in Montgomeryville, Pa., where he was awarded four patents. He began his career with Del-Val Plastics in Tullytown.

He was a member of the Society of Plastics, a former 30 years member of the Yardley Country Club, and former volunteer fireman with the Third District Bristol Township.

Richard is survived by his wife, Ida Slater Strauss; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard F. and Carrie Strauss Jr. of Yardley; two daughters and sons-in-law, Ida M. and Richard F. Lawton of Yardley, and Lindsey and Daniel Bruno of Feasterville; and six grandchildren, Conor, Dylan and Ryan Strauss, Benjamin and Jackson Bruno, and Alex Lawton.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 PM Thursday, with funeral at 8:30 AM Friday, at the FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home, 17 S. Delaware Avenue (River Road), Yardley. His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church in Lower Makefield. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem.

Memorial contributions may be made to Penn Medicine Development, 3535 Market St., Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104, for Lymphoma research.

57f0d3ae0d54b-imageGeorge R. Wylie passed away Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. He was 81. The oldest son of 11 to the late George M. and Mary Josephine (Kiernan), George was born and raised in Trenton, N.J. After marrying the love of his life, Mary Ann (Hornyak), George moved to and spent most of his life in Falls Township, where he raised his family.

A proud U.S. Air Force veteran, he loved bowling, casinos, watching the Phillies, and stopping at the Country Farms or 7-11 every day to purchase the Trentonian. He enjoyed listening to Country Western Music.

George was an equipment operator for PSE&G of Lawrenceville, before retiring after 31 years of service.

Preceded in death by his sisters, Jean Bernhardt, Joan Pulero, and Dorothy Dansbury, George is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Mary Ann; his adoring sons, Patrick, Scott (Joan), and Christopher (Cheryl); seven cherished grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and his two dogs, Precious and Jenny. He is survived by his siblings, Rosalie Napierkowski, Mary Sexton, Robert Wylie, Ed Wylie, Patrick Wylie, Betty Firth, and Thomas Wylie.

Family and friends are invited to George’s life celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, and from 8:45 to 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at Beck Givnish Life Celebration Home, 7400 New Falls Road, Levittown, PA 19055, followed by his funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, PA 19067. Interment will be in Morrisville Cemetery.

George’s family would like to give a special thanks to the employees of Statesman Health and Rehabilitation Center for all the love and care they showed George during his stay.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in George’s honor may be made to Bucks County S.P.C.A., P.O. Box 277, Lahaska, PA 18931, or to St. John the Evangelist Church.