20140715_131706386_20Alphonse S. Kupiec of Morrisville passed away peacefully Sunday, July, 13, 2014, at his home. 86 He was born in, and a lifelong resident of, Morrisville.

Prior to his retirement, Mr. Kupiec was employed as a tool and die maker with General Motors Fisher Guide Division in Ewing Township for more than 40 years.

He was a proud U.S. Army veteran of World War II; a member of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church; and a member of the Auto Workers Union.

Mr. Kupiec was an avid gardener, who enjoyed bowling and woodworking.

Son of the late Joseph and Eva (Dobrowolska) Kupiec, he is survived by his loving wife, Rose H. (Strycharz) Kupiec; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert J. and Susan M. Kupiec of Doylestown; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate his funeral Mass at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 17, at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville. Interment will follow in Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Thursday, at J. Allen Hooper Funeral Chapel, 41 W. Trenton Ave., Morrisville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mr. Kupiec’s name may be made to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, 330 S 9th St 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

Linda L. Young of Morrisville, died on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She was 64 years old.

Born in Cobleskill, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late William D. and Frances M. Collins Shafer.

Linda had been employed by US Filter and Siemens Water Technologies.

Linda was a caring mother and devoted wife.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Jay; and her children, Christine, J. Aaron, and Stephen; and her brother, Roger Shafer (Linda).

Relatives and friends are invited to her funeral Mass at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 16, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Linda’s name may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 555 North Lane – Suite 5010, Conshohocken, PA 19428. 

Marie A. (Blair) McKenna of Langhorne, passed away peacefully Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne. She was 81.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. William T. McKenna.

 Marie was born and raised in Port Richmond, Philadelphia and was a graduate of Little Flower High School. Marie managed her husband’s Family Medical practice in Lower Makefield for 30 years.

She is survived by her loving sons and daughters and their spouses, Thomas (Kathleen) McKenna, Marie Larkin, Julia (Patrick) Jones, Kathleen (Charles) Rauchut, William (Cindy) McKenna, Robert (Christine) McKenna, Kevin (Christy) McKenna; twenty grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; a sister, Katherine McCarthy.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Burns Funeral Home, 1514 Woodbourne Road, Levittown. Mass of Catholic burial to be held 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Yardley, followed by interment at Resurrection Cemetery, 5201 Hulme-ville Road, Bensalem.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions be made to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia at www.chop.edu. 

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.

Marie Lavey of Langhorne and Boca Raton passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 26, 2013; she was 80 years old. Marie was born in Ireland on January 29, 1933, the daughter of Thomas and Mary Egan. She came to the United States in 1956; she settled and raised her family in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Marie ran a successful catering business in Newton, PA before she eventually retired.

Marie was the ultimate host; she loved entertaining and arranging fabulous parties. She also enjoyed traveling with Alfred; making new friends and discovering the world. She was a woman of many facets and charms.

Marie is survived by her loving husband Alfred; devoted sons Glenn and his wife Sandra, Frank and his wife Krislyn, and Neil; cherished grandchildren Shawn, Kelly, Jade, and Jack. She also leaves behind her sisters Anne Fagan and Rosaline Kunick; and many wonderful nieces and nephews. She leaves a legacy of love and precious memories; she will be forever missed.

Relatives and friends may call on Sunday, November 3rd from 6 to 9 PM at the Swartz/Givnish Funeral Home, 323 Washington Ave., Newtown. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, November, 4 at 9:30 at St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, PA. Interment will follow in Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Newton, PA.

photo_1351682_1_photo1_cropped_20130402Evelyn Henrietta Puzan, mother of Darryl (Yardley) and Timothy Puzan (Guam) and Cindy Lane (Las Vegas), passed away of congestive heart failure on Holy Thursday, March 28, 2013 at the age of 91. She now joins her husband, Walter F. Puzan (1977).

Evelyn was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 7, 1922. Though legally blind for most of her life, Evelyn raised her family and had a career as a medical transcriptionist for the Cook County General Hospital Neurology Department in Chicago, Illinois. She retired 25 years ago from that position, and did volunteer work as a Polish translator, later living with her oldest son Darryl and his wife Maureen in Yardley.

Evelyn enjoyed singing, square dancing, playing cards with her family, and playing bingo at the Middletown Senior Center. She had attended the Chandler Hall Adult Daycare Program until recently. She is greatly loved and missed by her 3 children, 15 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing at St John the Evangelist Catholic Church at 752 Big Oak Road in Morrisville at 10 AM on MondayApril 1, followed by Mass at 11 AM. Interment will be with her late husband at Saint Adalbert Catholic Cemetery in Chicago.