Helen T. (Flavin) Slater of Newtown passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Manor Care Health Services in Yardley. She was 87.

Helen was an administrative assistant in the legal and financial professions for many decades, finally entering full-time retirement at age 85.

An early member of the Philadelphia Girls Rowing Club, Helen won three Schuykill Navy racing medals for quad sculls in 1948 and 1949. Helen’s love and wide knowledge of the arts extended to literature, theatre, the symphony and opera. In 1984, she earned an Associate degree (AA) from Miami-Dade College.

Helen’s life was, above all, a life of service. During her 32 years in Miami, Fla., she taught and helped run CCD (Sunday school) programs at various parishes. In the 1980s, she helped to found the Elier Dacal Foundation, providing assistance to people living with AIDS. Since moving to Bucks County in 1992, she was an active parishioner at St. John the Evangelist Church. Among her several key roles there, she served in the RCIA and as a Eucharistic Minister. She volunteered for two agencies providing rides to the doctor for those in need, and served as instructor for Welcoming the Stranger, providing free ESL classes to Syrian refugee families, and immigrants from numerous lands. Despite declining health, in her final months residing at the Friends’ Home in Newtown, she continued to give her time reading aloud to her visually impaired neighbors.

Born May 10, 1929, in Philadelphia, Helen was the daughter of the late James and Margaret Davitt Flavin; and sister of the late Betty Ford, Kit Field, Peggy Jones, and Jim Flavin. She is survived by loving son and son-in-law, John Slater and Patrick Wang of Vancouver, Canada. She’ll be long remembered as matriarch to a vast and adoring family of nieces and nephews, their children and grandchildren, with an equally vast network of loving friends, fellow parishioners, and co-workers.

As close as sisters were Helen’s most intimate friends, the late Mimi Smith, Virginia Bagley, and Leda Pearl, who helped Helen succeed as a single, working mom in Miami, and her two closest surviving friends, Ann Damron and Sue Torelli, who was by her side almost daily in recent years. The late Harry Starr Slater, father of Helen’s son John, always held a place of love in her heart.

Helen’s family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until her funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Friday, May 5, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, PA 19067. Her interment will follow in Our Lady of Grace Cemetery in Langhorne.

In lieu of flowers, her family requests donations in her name to Welcoming the Stranger at www.welcomingthestranger.org

Col. Andrew D. Hadalski, U.S. Air Force, Retired, passed away Friday, April 21, 2017, at his home. He was 85.

Born in Ashland, Pa., son of the late John and Theresa Hadalski, he was a Morrisville resident for the past 21 years.

Col. Hadalski served in the U.S. Air Force as a chaplain for 21 years, and was stationed at bases in Japan, Germany, Guam, and various locations around the United States. Andrew was ordained a priest in Techny, Ill., in 1959, served as chaplain and Dean of Students at the Divine Word Missionary in East Troy, Wis., and worked as a chaplain and counselor for eight years at the Garden State Youth Correctional Facility.

He was a life member of V.F.W. Post No. 6393, the American Legion Post No. 0317, and the Disabled American Veterans. 

He is survived by his wife, Judy (Schnepp); three sons, Christopher Vogt and his wife, Antoinette, Daniel Vogt, and Michael Vogt and his wife, Nicole; 11 grandchildren, Christine Kelly, Amanda Burnett, Brittany Alley, Erika, Lauren, MacKenzie, Ryan, Jake, Elena and Alex Vogt, and L.J. Nelson. He also is survived by 10 great grandchildren; three nephews, John, Mark, and David Hadalski; and one niece, Karen Novack. Andrew was preceded in death by his brother, John Hadalski and his wife, Lillian, and one sister, Regina Hepner.

Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate his funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 27, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, where friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass. Interment will be held at a later date in Washington Crossing National Cemetery.

 In lieu of flowers, donations to Divine Word Missionaries, 101 Park St., Bordentown, NJ 08505, would be appreciated.

Anna C. (Cambier) Stanker passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017. She was 93.

Anna was preceded in death by her first husband, Adolf Duez; step-daughter, Bonnie Stanker; and sister, Catherine Ralston.

Anna is survived by her beloved husband of 25 years, John Stanker; daughter, Pat Wallat (Ken); granddaughter, Dara McGee (Kevin); great grandson, Kyle Ehrhardt; and brother, Dennis ‘Bill’ Cambier. She also is survived by her step-children, Cynthia Musselman (Craig), Jack Stanker (Amy), and Paul Stanker; step grandchildren, Tyler Stanker, Courtney Baker (Mike), Angelina Stanker, and John Stanker; and several nieces and nephews.

 She was a long-time member of the St. Joseph the Worker Senior Group.

Family and friends are invited to Anna’s life celebration from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 9, at Beck Givnish Life Celebration Home, 7400 New Falls Road, Levittown, PA 19055, and again from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, April 10, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, PA 19067, followed by her funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Interment will be held Wednesday, April 12, in St. Lawrence Cemetery in Houtzdale, Pa.

Reneé Pattley of Yardley died Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. She was 63.

Born in Philadelphia, Reneé lived in Yardley for the past 38 years.

Prior to her retirement, she was employed in the staffing industry for more than 20 years.

She was a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church, and a member of the Red Hat Society. Reneé volunteered her time at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital Proton Therapy Cancer Support Group. She enjoyed cooking, dining out, vacationing in Mexico and Long Beach Island, and golf. She loved plants and flowers, and working in her garden.

Daughter of the late Joseph Zatlokovicz and step-grandmother of the late Matthew Pattley, she is survived by her husband, Thomas J. Pattley Sr.; one son, Scott Pattley of Morrisville, one step-son and his wife, Thomas J. Jr. and Kim Pattley, also of Morrisville; two brothers, Robert Zatlokovicz of Medford, and David Zatlokovicz of Levittown, two step-grandchildren, Thomas J. III and Daniel Pattley; a very special friend, Antoinette Di Pinto; her loving dog, Cody; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, PA 19067. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, Newtown. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at J. Allen Hooper Funeral Chapel, 41 W. Trenton Ave., Morrisville.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be sent in Reneé’s name to The Beam of Life Fund in the Department of Radiation Oncology. Check should be made payable to ‘Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania’, and mailed to Penn Medicine Development, Attn: Kathleen Hertkorn, 3535 Market St., Ste. 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Timothy P. Ward Sr. of Holland died peacefully on Monday, March 27, 2017 at his home in Ocean City, N.J.

He was the beloved husband of the late Barbara J. Clark Ward.

Born in Philadelphia, Pa., Tim was the son of Elizabeth McPeak Ward and the late Leonard Ward.

Tim had been a resident of Holland and a dedicated parishioner of St. Bede’s Church for 24 years. Tim was passionate about his service as a Eucharistic Minister and a parish council member.

Tim’s roles as a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend were fundamental to his life’s purpose. When it came to his children, Dad was ever-present. Among numerous interests and talents, Tim was fond of cooking, golfing, and fishing.

Tim had great pride in his Irish roots and visited Ireland numerous times. He was fond of storytelling, donning an Irish accent, friendly banter and cooking traditional Irish meals.

After decades working for Verizon, Tim realized his dream of owning a home in OCNJ. With his family, he spent his summer vacations there cooking seafood dinners, fishing in the early morning, and nodding off on the couch with the Phils playing in the background.

In addition to his mother, Tim is survived by his four loving children, Breanne A., Timothy P. Jr., Ryan T. (Laura) and Shane C. of Holland. He also is survived by his nine siblings, seven brothers-in-law, cherished nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

All who were touched by Tim are invited to share in the celebration of his life from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, and from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd., Richboro, PA 18954, and to attend his Celebratory Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Bede the Venerable Church, 1071 Holland Rd., Holland, PA 18966. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Tim’s name may be made to St. Bede the Venerable, designated to ‘Parish Outreach Ministry.’www.fluehr.com

Sarah Thom Schwenzer of Yardley, PA and formerly of Buffalo, NY died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.  She was 95.

Born in Buffalo, New York, Sarah was the beloved wife of the late Francis Raymond Schwenzer and the daughter of the late Joseph and  Anna Davidson Thom.  She was the sister of the late Eleanor Thomas and the late Evelyn Thom.

Sarah graduated from Lafayette High School, Buffalo, New York and married Raymond Schwenzer in June 1946.  She was a devoted wife and mother and President of Schwenzer Tool & Die, Company, Inc. 1974 – 1985.   Sarah retired in 1985 and moved to Yardley, PA to be with her daughters.  

Sarah is survived by her loving daughters: Dr. Gretchen Schwenzer and Dr. Kathryn Schwenzer of Yardley, PA and also by her adoring granddaughter Padma Schwenzer of Herndon, VA. 

Funeral Services and Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Cheektowaga, NY were conducted privately.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Philabundance, the Philadelphia region’s food-rescue organization.