53db84cc12ce3.preview-300Antoinette M. (Distler) Hess passed away surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Aria Health Torresdale Campus. She was 67.

Born in Philadelphia, Antoinette had been a longtime resident of Lower Bucks County. She was a 1964 graduate of the former Woodrow Wilson High School.

Antoinette worked for many years as an insurance compliance consultant.

She was a wonderful and devoted grandmother. Spending time with her grandchildren brought her great joy.

Antoinette was the beloved mother of Vincent L. Bodnar (Amy) and Michelle L. Miller (Mike). She is also survived by her husband, Kenneth, and his children, Scott Ludwig (Chanel), Jennifer Sanceciz (Ron), and Michael Hess (Jackie). Antoinette was the devoted grandmother of Christopher, Kenneth and Colby Moser, Brittany, Cassandra and Shane Bodnar, Kai Ludwig, Emily Sanceciz, and Brianna and Tyler Hess; and proud great grandmother of six. She will also be sadly missed by her six siblings and numerous nieces and nephews.

Antoinette was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Harriet Distler, and two brothers.

Family and friends are invited to call from 5 to 7 p.m. this evening, Friday, Aug. 1, at the James J. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., 2200 Trenton Road, Levittown. Friends may also call from 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 2 at Saint John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, where her funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. The Rite of Committal will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

539ea7a05f14f.preview-300Gerard Henry Vaughan of Yardley, and Beach Haven, N.J., formerly of Bala Cynwyd, Pa. died Sunday, June 15, 2014. He was the son of the late Bernard and Margaret ‘Peggy’ of Bala Cynwyd; cherished husband of Christine S. (McFeeley) for 29 years; and loving father of Christine ‘Bradie’. He also is survived by his siblings, Margaret Mary (Patrick), Bernie (Kara), Bridget (Peter), Ellie (George), and PJ (Sheila); as well as his many beloved nieces, nephews, and friends.

Loved by all who knew him, Gerard was an avid deep sea fisherman, boater and traveler.

Family and friends are invited to call from 6 until 9 p.m. Wednesday, at James J. Dougherty Funeral Home, 2200 Trenton Road, Levittown, and from 11 a.m. until noon Thursday, at Saint John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, where his funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Chandler Hall Hospice, 99 Barclay St., Newtown, PA 18940.