539ab69f07202.preview-300Mary Carmella Neumann passed away Tuesday, June 10, at home surrounded by loving family. She was 70. Born in Trenton, N.J., she grew up in Morrisville, Pa. She was a graduate of Morrisville High School, Class of 1961, where she was a three sport letter winner, outstanding softball player, and co-captain of the cheerleading squad.

After graduation, Carmella worked at Aero Chem Corp. in Princeton for two years before marrying her high school sweetheart Ed in 1962 and moving to Stroudsburg, Pa. Upon Ed’s college graduation, she moved to Southold, N.Y. where she worked as a title examiner in Riverhead, N.Y.

Carmella and Ed returned to Bucks County in 1968 and lived in Levittown, where they began to raise their family. In 1976, she moved to Lower Makefield. During this time she worked at Vipco Corporation, Micron Technology, and for ten years at Mercer Bucks Cardiology as a secretary.

Mary Carmella was a loving, caring person who was always there to help family and friends. She enjoyed planning reunions for the Class of ’61, in addition to serving as a member of the Dick Bedesem Scholarship Committee for several years. She was a wonderful daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother – her family was her pride and joy. She enjoyed cooking meals for family gatherings, spoiling her grandchildren, and attending her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting games and school events. She was Ed’s number one fan through many years of football involvement. Carmella was also blessed with many wonderful friends who were a big part of her life. She enjoyed vacationing on Long Beach Island and in Florida, and taking cruises with family and friends. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church for the past 38 years. Mary Carmella was one of God’s wonderful people.

Daughter of the late Dominick and Mary Marrazzo (Pesce), Mary Carmella is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Edwin A. Neumann. She was a devoted mother to her two sons, Edwin A. Neumann V (Pamela) of Lower Makefield, and Daniel A. Neumann (Jennifer) of Falls Township. She also is survived by her brother, Dominick Marrazzo (Constance) of Falls Township, and sister-in-law, Mary Ann Carlsen (Richard) of Coatesville, Pa. She was the proud grandmother to Cassandra, Thomas (Annemarie), Joseph, Rebecca, Ellie, Daniel, Andrew, and Matthew, as well as great-grandmother to Sophia. She will also be greatly missed by her lifelong best friend, Arlene Demech Wittenborn, in addition to many relatives and friends.

The family wishes to thank family doctor Scott Adler, oncologist Dr. Michael Mann, nurse Laura Brann, and the entire staff of Regional Hematology and Oncology for the years of loving care they gave to Mary Carmella. The family also thanks the Home Hospice staff at Chandler Hall for the wonderful care they provided in her final days. A special thank you to Jennifer Neumann, Pamela Neumann, and other family and friends who helped care for Carmella during this time.

Relatives and friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, June 16, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, at the J. Allen Hooper Funeral Chapel, 41 West Trenton Avenue, Morrisville. All are invited to attend her funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, 1215 Super Highway, Langhorne.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Mrs. Neumann’s name to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund at 14 Pennsylvania Plaza, Suite 1710, New York, NY 10122, or online at www.ocrf.org/donatenow.

Walter W. Corson of Lower Makefield Township, Pa., died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, Pa. He was 70.

Born in Bristol, Pa., son of the late Walter L. and Rita Toner Corson, he had resided in Lower Makefield for the past 37 years.

 Mr. Corson was a retired architect. He served in the U.S. Army, and was a sports enthusiast, who enjoyed watching tennis and Philadelphia Eagles football.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Karen E. Corson, and a son, Stephen J. Corson.

Funeral services and burial will be held privately. FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home

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. 

529afe32ca334.preview-300Mary M. Lago of Lower Makefield Township, Pa., died Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at her home. She was 87.

Born in the Bronx, N.Y., daughter of the late Joseph and Esther Mayersky, she had been a Lower Makefield resident for the past 50 years.

Mary was a member of St. John the Evangelist Parish, supporting church activities, helping with bingo and in the cafeteria. She was a St. Mary Medical Center volunteer for many years. She enjoyed her family, sewing and gardening.

Wife of the late Rudolph M. Lago, she is survived six children and their spouses, Marianne and William Ziegler of Langhorne, Pa., Michael W. Lago of Lawrence Township, N.J., Thomas and Charlotte Lago of Houston, Texas, Joan C. and John Shipp of Bristol, Pa., Rudolph P. and Eileen Lago of Trabuco Canyon, Calif., and Joseph A. Lago of Lower Makefield Township, Pa.; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Church in Lower Makefield. Burial will follow in Washington Crossing National Cemetery. Friends may call from 8 to 9:15 a.m. on Thursday at FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home, 17 S. Delaware Avenue (River Road), Yardley, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, Kymm Ziegler Russell, granddaughter of Mary Lago, is currently undergoing serious medical complications. Donations may be made to a special account at Wells Fargo Bank under the name Kimberly Ziegler or checks payable to: Kimberly Ziegler Donation Account. FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home

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. 

2290357John C. Jenca, Jr., of Yardley died peacefully on October 19, 2013 at Manor Care of Yardley. He was 83.

Born in Philadelphia to the late John Jenca and Eleanore Distler, he was a resident of Lower Bucks County for 60 years.

A graduate of Frankford High School, he served in the U. S. Naval Reserves for 12 years. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist R. C. Church in Lower Makefield and served as an usher there for many years. He was a life-long Phillies fan. In his younger years he played baseball and was a great second baseman.

John worked in the dry cleaning business for 30 years and then at Clarke Checks, Inc., from which he retired in 1991.

He was the beloved husband of Nancy E. Jenca and the father of Joseph J. Jenca and his wife Patricia of Yardley. He was the proud grandfather of Scott J. Jenca. Also surviving are his brother George G. Jenca of Langhorne and several nephews.

Family and friends will be received on Wednesday from 10 until 11 am at the James J. Dougherty Funeral Home, 2200 Trenton Road, Levittown where his Funeral Service will be held at 11 am. Rite of Committal will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

Anthony P. ‘Tony’ Natale passed away Monday, June 17, 2013. He was 88.

A Trenton native and Lower Makefield resident, Anthony is survived by his wife, Frances (Daloisio); his two sons, Robert (Barbara) and John; his three grandchildren, Jennifer, Gina, and Mark (Shannon Prendergast), and many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dominick and Maria (Porfirio) Natale, and dear brother Concezio ‘Mike’ Natale.

Born in the Chambersburg section of Trenton, Tony graduated from Trenton Catholic High School before serving in World War II, landing on Anzio beachhead. Upon leaving the service in 1951, he married Frances.

Anthony worked at U.S. Steel while getting his undergraduate degree from Villanova University in 1973. Tony received his MBA from Rider College in 1979 and he embarked on a long career with the State of New Jersey and as an adjunct professor for the then Trenton State College and Thomas Edison College. He was most proud of his education, and teaching was his true passion.

Tony enjoyed traveling with Fran, and Fran’s home cooking. He cherished the time spent with his sons, enjoying his long conversations with Bob and his Saturday mornings with John and being with his ‘third son’ Paul (Laurie) DeUmberto.

He was a proud 4th degree member of the St. John the Evangelist Knights of Columbus Council 7515.

Never short for a story, Tony’s favorite times were spent around the dinner table with his family.

His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lower Makefield, where friends may call from 9 a.m. until time of service. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Hamilton Township, N.J.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, PA 19067.

Catherine J. Lobefalo of Lower Makefield Township, died Thursday, May 23, 2013 at home. She was 86.

Born in Philadelphia, daughter of the late Gennaro and Anna Fusco Malcontento, she was formerly a longtime resident of Pennsauken, N.J. before moving to Lower Makefield seven years ago.

Mrs. Lobefalo was a homemaker and an active volunteer for the Deborah Heart and Lung Center.

She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Lower Makefield.

Wife of the late Anthony J. Lobefalo, she is survived by two daughters, Theresa McVey (Bernard) of Ellicott City, Md. and Annette J. Capaci (Gerald) of Lower Makefield; a brother, Anthony Malcontento of Philadelphia; and four grandchildren, Andrew McVey, Tara McVey, Amanda Capaci and Catherine Capaci.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, friend and Mommom to many.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m., Tuesday, at St. John the Evangelist Church, Lower Makefield. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Pennsauken, N.J. Friends may call from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, at the FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home, 17 S. Delaware Ave. (River Road), Yardley, and from 9 a.m. until time of service, Tuesday, at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, PA 19067.

5191f28fc8629.preview-300Joan Moonan-Hackman died Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Spring Village at Floral Vale Assisted Living in Lower Makefield, Pa.

Born and raised in Trenton, N.J., she was the daughter of Anne and Joseph Culliton.

Joan was preceded in death by her loving husband of 37 years, Robert J Moonan, who passed away in 1991. Her second husband, James Hackman, passed away in 2010 after 13 years of a loving marriage to Joan.

She is survived by her seven children and their spouses, Robert Moonan (Mary Jane), Coleen Moonan-Grogan (John), Thomas Moonan (Anne), Timothy Moonan (Nance), Elizabeth Anne Schachner (Steve), Michael Moonan (Susan), Matthew Moonan (Jacqueline); 21 grandchildren, Megan (Seth) and Kaitlin; Sean, Brendan, Ryan, and Seamus; Kevin, Deidre, Brian, Ellie; Timothy Jr., Jillian and Victoria, Shaun and Kyle; Lindsey, Lauren, Bridget, and Michael; Nicole and Danielle; and one great-grandchild, Logan.

Joan’s entire life was devoted to her family. Her favorite pastime was spending time at the shore with family and friends.

Joan served as chairman of The Hibbert Group from 1991 until 1998 and was a life long supporter of St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton. She was also a founding member of St. John the Evangelist parish in Lower Makefield, Pa.

The family expresses heartfelt appreciation to the staff at Spring Village at Floral Vale for their tender loving care of Joan for the past six and a half years.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Friday at St. John the Evangelist Church, Lower Makefield. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hamilton Township, N.J. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, at the FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home, 17 S. Delaware Avenue (River Road), Yardley, Pa. and on Friday from 9 a.m. until time of service at the church.

Contributions in Joan’s name may be made to St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, NJ.

 

William ‘Bill’ Overberger of Lower Makefield died March 30, 2013, at Chandler Hall, Newtown. He was 88.

Born in Barnesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late Dr. Charles and Beatrice Overberger. He was a resident of Lower Makefield since 1964.

Bill graduated from Penn State as a Chemical Engineer and worked for several companies before retiring from National Starch and Chemical in 1990.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Signal Corp attached to the Third Army in the European Theatre.

He was a founding member of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Lower Makefield. Bill served on the Board of Directors at Chandler Hall Health Services in Newtown, PA, for over 20 years, and participated in many fundraising activities for Chandler Hall.

Bill was an avid golfer, tennis player and sports fan. He liked watching his favorite teams, the Philadelphia Phillies and the Philadelphia Eagles. He also enjoyed gardening, working crossword puzzles and bird watching. However, his greatest pleasure was spending time with family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary “Kate” Overberger, his son, Craig G. Overberger and his brother, Dr. Charles G. Overberger.

He is survived by his loving wife, Kathleen (Trackenberg) Overberger, and his five children: William R. and his wife, Joyce of Warminster, Pa., Joseph W. and his wife, Marion of Orlando, Fla., Edward C. and his wife, Joanna of Barto, Pa., Anne Balcolm and her husband, Kenneth of Yardley, Beth Mowrey and her husband, Matthew of Hanover, Pa., and daughter-in-law Rosemary Overberger of Yardley. He is also survived by his step-children: Andrew G. Trackenberg and his wife, Lynn of Morristown, N.J., June Hughes and her husband, Wayne of Lansdale, Pa., and Ellen Incollingo and her husband, William of Yardley. In addition, Bill is survived by his brother, Dr. James Overberger and his wife Joan of Morgantown, W.Va, sister-in-law, Elizabeth Overberger of Ann Arbor, Mich., and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Robert and Bernice Albright of Indiana, Pa. Nineteen grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive him.

Friends and family may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home, 17 S. Delaware Ave (River Road), Yardley. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 5, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville. Burial will follow at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, Langhorne.

The family would like to thank Dr. Ashish J. Sitapara and the staff at Chandler Hall for their kindness and compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bill’s memory to Chandler Hall Health Services, 99 Barclay Street, Newtown, PA 18940.