517cda9d4fb45.preview-300John E. “Jack” Brady of Yardley, PA passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 at Arden Courts. He was 88 years old. Jack was born January 28th, 1925 to William and Matilda Brady of Philadelphia. He had one older brother, Bill, who is deceased. Jack grew up in Philadelphia and later lived in Washington, DC, Levittown and Yardley, PA. After proudly serving his country in World War II, he graduated from LaSalle College, and also received his law degree from Catholic University. He taught in the Neshaminy School District, where he also served in Administration for 20 years.

Jack was a role model for his children and so many that he touched. He was an amazingly kind, generous and compassionate man who constantly sought out ways to help others. He loved sports and enjoyed playing tennis. He piloted a landing craft during the Normandy D-day Invasion and made repeated landings on Omaha Beach under heavy fire. Afterwards, he was sent to the Pacific where his ship, the USS Henrico was hit by a Japanese kamikaze carrying two 500 pound bombs. The captain and most of the crew were killed instantly – but Jack managed to survive. He eventually reached the rank of Commander in the United States Navy. He was also a strong boxer and fought 50 matches during the war. But yet he was a strong believer in peace and justice. He finally realized his dream to open a law practice in his 50’s and was particularly dedicated to the poor and defenseless.

He will be dearly missed, and is survived by his wife, Kathleen (Tighe) Brady. They were married for 61 wonderful years. He is also dearly loved by his two sons and his daughter, Dr. John Brady and his wife, Anne of Allentown, PA; Eileen (Brady) Grebe and her husband, Michael of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL and Kevin Brady and his wife, Barbara of Coatesville, PA , as well as his brother-in-law, James Tighe and his wife, Linda of Philadelphia, PA. He was blessed with seven grandchildren, Allison Fritchman, Lindsey Brady, Erin Grebe, Kevin Grebe, Brigid Brady, Fiona Brady and Declan Brady. He also has three beautiful great-grandchildren, Katelynn Nily, and Colin and Emmit Fritchman. The family would like to thank all Jack’s caretakers at Arden Courts for their kindness to our family and loving care for our Jack. The Heartland Hospice Team for their care and kindness was especially helpful in these last months.

Jack’s life will be celebrated by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Evangelist Church, Big Oak & Makefield Rds., Morrisville, PA 19067 on Friday, May 3rd at 1:00 P.M. Burial will immediately follow the Mass at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Highland Road, Newtown, PA. Friends are asked to direct questions to James O. Bradley Funeral Home Inc. in Penndel, PA. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions in Jack’s memory be sent to Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2117.

On April 14, 2013, mother of Kathryn Veitch.Viewing at St. John the Evangelist on Saturday, April 20, 10-11 AM, with Funeral Mass at 11 AM.  Internment is private.

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.