James J. Campion, formerly of Lower Bucks County, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, at the VA Community Living Center in Wilkes-Barre. He was 85.

James J. Campion was born in March, 1931, in Schuylkill County, Pa., to Thomas and Molly (Callaghan) Campion, the youngest of eight siblings. He graduated from Cass Township High School in Pottsville, was drafted by the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War during 1952 to 54. His military decorations include the Presidential Unit Citation, U.S. National Defense and Korea Service medals, United Nations Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, and Army Good Conduct Medal. Known lifelong for his sardonic sense of humor, he often said of the Korean War, ‘All in all, it was perhaps better than having to become a coal miner.’

After his honorable discharge, by way of the GI Bill, he was able to attend La Salle College in Philadelphia, and graduated in 1958, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Thereafter he worked mostly in sales positions at national and regional companies in pharmaceuticals, electronics, insurance, and real estate. He was a licensed broker in both insurance and real estate.

He lived most of his years in Philadelphia, Morristown, and Newton. He spent his last years at the VA Community Living Center in Wilkes-Barre, where he was an enthusiastic karaoke singer, Notre Dame football fan, and restaurant diner.

He was the loving father of James P. (Colleen), Thomas A., Judith Devlin (Michael) and Megan A. Boswell (Edward) from his wife of 30 years, Evelyn Wahner Campion. He was blessed to have eight grandchildren (in age order), Brian, Noelle, Michael, Natalie, Alexander, Paris, Miles, and Paige; and two great grandchildren, Kayla and Thomas.

Family and friends are invited to his viewing from 9 until 10 a.m. Thursday, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, where his funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Interment will take place at 9:30 a.m. sharp Friday, at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Road, Newtown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to DAV.org.

Bernadine C. Scarano passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, surrounded by her loving family at her home in Morrisville.

Born in Nanticoke, Pa., Mrs. Scarano was a 1949 graduate of Nanticoke High School.

She was a very active member of Saint John the Evangelist Church, Yardley. Mrs. Scarano was a retired Stateworker and member of AFSCME.

She was the wife of the late Felix, and the sister of the late Thomas Zukowski Jr. of Tullytown.

Bernadine was the beloved aunt of Carole Cohen of Levittown (the daughter she never had) and Joelle Zukowski Parto (Ben) of Mohrsville, Pa. She is also survived by several cousins, grand nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call from 9:30 until 11 a.m. Friday, at Saint John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road, where her funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. The Rite of Committal will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Poor Clares of the Francisan Monastery of Saint Clare, 1271 Langhorne Newtown Road, Langhorne, PA 19067. 

Helen Schodowski of Morrisville passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016. She was 92.

She was the beloved wife for 73 years to Dominic J. Schodowski.

Born in Staten Island, N.Y., she was the daughter of Abraham and Helen Blackford; mother of the late Mary McGuire; and sister of the late Lawrence (Beatrice), Clark (Netta), and John (Ruth).

For over 20 years Helen worked as a home health aide and was valued and loved by the people she helped. She was devoted to her family and loved preparing holiday dinners that brought everyone together. She was a loving and caring person and will be greatly missed.

In addition to her husband, Helen is survived by her children, Diane Maurizio and her husband, James, William Schodowski and his wife, Sharon, John Schodowski and his wife, Lorrie, Victoria Schodowski, Michael Schodowski and his wife, Courtney, and Larry Schodowski and his wife, Melissa. She will also be missed by her grandchildren, Shannon (Dave), Sean, Kendal, Randy (Marie), Devin, Crystal (Chris), William, Adam, and Rachel; her great-grandchildren, Marisa, Alayna, Violet, Abigail, Whitney, Kylie, Logan, Anthony, Vincent, and Lidia; her niece, Ruth and her children, Gary III, John, and Alyssa.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family from 9:15 a.m. until her funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Rd., Morrisville, PA 19067. Her interment will follow in Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the charity of one’s choosing.www.fluehr.com

5843f045afab9-imageEsther Louise ‘Weezie’ Kane of Yardley died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, in Indianapolis, Ind. She was 86.

The daughter of late Esther and Henry Burgoyne, she was beloved wife of the late Jeremiah F. Kane; mother of Jeremiah Francis III (Louise), Justin Henry (Meg), and Elizabeth Kane Perry (Tod). She also is survived by her 10 grandchildren, Siobhan L., Jeremiah F. IV, Declan J., Caitriona R., Joan Margaret ‘Maggie’, Sarah L., Justin H. Jr., William M., Maeve P., and Owen M.

Weezie was formerly from Mount Airy, and her father owned the Burgoyne Christmas Card Company. After attending Cecilian Academy, where Weezie held lead soprano roles in several operas, Weezie went on to Chestnut Hill College where she majored in music and graduated in 1952. Weezie performed many times with liturgical choirs in Europe and the Near East, for President Johnson in 1964, for Pope Paul VI at the canonization of St. John Neumann in Rome, and sang for Pope John Paul II’s visit to Philadelphia. Additionally, Weezie was a longtime principal vocalist at various churches, as well as choir director at St. Mark’s church in Bristol for 20 years.

Throughout her busy career, Weezie gave generously of her talent by performing at charity events, particularly those sponsored by Catholic organizations. In 1968, she was president of Women’s Club at Holy Martyrs in Oreland, and founded the Parent’s Club at Bishop Conwell High School in 1983. She was always giving to family and friends and very committed to her Catholic faith, taking lead roles in pro-life activities, producing variety shows for her parish, attending Mass daily with her husband, and by being an Eucharist Minister at St. John the Evangelist in Morrisville, where Jere and Weezie were parishioners for more than 40 years.

Weezie and Jere loved to travel and reached many corners of the country and globe and always made friends along the way. Her compassion for others, however, is what stands out as she was the first to call someone in need to listen and ask how she could help. She was so proud of her family and the number one fan of her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, enjoying the time spent with them.

Many thanks to all the people who loved and cared for Weezie over the last few years, including those at Hooverwood Home in Indianapolis Ind., most particularly, Lois Poe and Shawnte Reynolds, who were Weezie’s angels of care.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, at Holy Martyrs Roman Catholic Church, 120 Allison Road, Oreland, PA 19075, where friends may call from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., with her Funeral Mass to follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Philadelphia.

Memorial contributions may be made to Priests for Life at www.priestsforlife.org/donate, EWTN at 5817 Old Leeds Road

Irondale, AL, 35210, or JHK’s Iron Horse Farms at www.stmichaelsironhorse.org. Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Funeral Home, East Norriton

John F. Humienny of Lower Makefield Township, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne.

Born in New York, N.Y. and formerly of Floral Park, N.Y., he resided in Lower Makefield for the past 21 years.

John was a radar and gunnery systems supervisor with Fairchild Republic, and previously retired from Lockheed Corporation at Kennedy Airport. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and was awarded the Victory Medal, and the American Theatre Medal.

John was an active member of the Lower Makefield Seniors, where he enjoyed all his friends, and playing cards, bowling, softball, and bocce.

John was a dedicated and loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a son of the late John Walter and Anastasia Rapejko Humienny, and brother of the late Stanley Humienny. He is survived by his wife, Ethel Mitro Humienny; a daughter, Laurel Boeschen of East Meadow, N.Y.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Heather Humienny of Lower Makefield, Thomas and Christine Humienny of Riverview, Fla., and Mark and Sumayya Humienny of Raleigh, N.C.; sister-in-law, Irene Ponce of Greenville, S.C.; and five grandchildren, Ashley, Blair, John and Catherine Humienny, and Jeffrey Boeschen.

His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, at St. John the Evangelist Church in Lower Makefield. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home, 17 S. Delaware Avenue (River Road), Yardley. Interment will be 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery. FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home,Yardley