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.

Leo T. ‘Chip’ Kepcsynski of Morrisville died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at his home. He was 64.

Born in Monongahela, Pa., Chip had been a resident of Falls Township for 62 years.

He worked at U.S. Steel for many years until 1983, and was very proud of the work he did with his crew. In 1986 he joined the staff at Princeton University in maintenance and building services where he worked until retiring in 2009.

Chip was a member of St. John the Evangelist parish where he served faithfully as an usher. He also worked as a volunteer with Mary’s Cupboard.

He was an avid Philadelphia sports fan.

Chip was a sharp dresser, liked to travel, be outdoors and take walks. He also loved animals and had a sweet tooth.

Chip was the beloved husband of Beverly D. (Arch) Kepcsynski for 38 years.

He was the loving father of Brian Kepcsynski (Beth) and Erik Kepcsynski (Erin); and the devoted grandfather of Nate and Lucy. He also is survived by his mother-in-law, Marie Arch; uncles, John Hyjurick (Judy), Louis Hyjurick (Ann) and Donald Baker; aunt, Marlene Burns (William); and numerous nieces, nephews,and extended family including the Arch family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Georgetta Kepcsynski; and his aunt, Cecilia Baker.

Family and friends are invited to call from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at James J. Dougherty Funeral Home, 2200 Trenton Road, Levittown. Friends also may call from 9 until 10 a.m. Wednesday, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, where his funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Rite of Committal will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mary’s Cupboard, 100 Levittown Parkway, Levittown, PA 19054, or to a charity or church of the donor’s choice.

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.

525bdcd71915a.preview-300Albert M. DiGregorio of Lower Makefield, and formerly of Philadelphia, died peacefully Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne. He was 90.

Albert was the beloved husband of the late Dolores ‘Debbie’ Bisceglia DiGregorio, whom he married on Nov. 23, 1957, in Philadelphia.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the eldest of the three children of the late Isidoro and Giuseppina ‘Josephine’ Taglialatela DiGregorio. He was the brother of the late Aida DiGregorio and Clara ‘Claire’ Vassolotti.

Albert graduated in 1940 from South Philadelphia High School. He enlisted in the military and served as a Private First Class in the 34th Infantry Division, 5th Army, U.S. Army. He served in the North African and European theaters during World War II. He served in the U.S. Army Field Artillery, U.S. Army Signal Corps and U.S. Army Infantry. He was awarded the Rifle Marksman Badge, and was awarded three times with the Combat Infantryman’s Badge (Bronze Star Medal), the European-African-Middle Eastern Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal. He was a member of the American Legion for more than 60 years, and was currently a member of Post 440 in Newtown.

Albert was educated at the University of Florence and the University of Pennsylvania. He was one of the charter members and a past president who organized the Optimist Club of South Philadelphia in April of 1948. He had been a Pennsylvania real estate broker and partner in I. DiGregorio& Son Real Estate since May 2, 1949. He was the developer of the community of Beltzville Lake Estates in Lehighton, Pa. His greatest joy was spending time with his family in his mountain retreat by the lake.

Albert is survived by his five loving and devoted children and their spouses, Albert M. DiGregorio Jr. Esq. and Andrea, Dr. Eileen DiGregorio and Jack Livezey, Carla D. Hendricks and Leonard, Dr. Robert A. DiGregorio and Paula, and Joan D. Young and Howard. He also is survived by 12 grandchildren; Danielle, Alexander, Joseph, Nicholas, Gianni, Mia, Victoria, Cara, Sophia, Matthew, Giovanna, and Christopher; and by sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing from 9 a.m. until his funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, in St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park in Feasterville.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name may be made to the Healing Garden at St. Mary Medical Center, c/o One Summit Square, Suite 300, 1717 Langhorne-Newtown Road, Langhorne, PA 19047.

2276554James Francis McMahon, Jr., 47, ended his courageous year-long battle with leukemia on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 in the arms of the love of his life, Denise.

Born in Philadelphia, the son of Rosemarie (Cimino) and James F. McMahon, Sr., Jim was raised in Levittown but relocated to the Washington, DC area for many years after college. A grade school reunion with a twist of fate prompted his permanent return to the Levittown area.

Jim graduated from Bishop Egan High School and Drexel University. With his BSA degree he worked for over 25 years in the industry as a CPA specializing in corporate real estate accounting.

Always an adventurous spirit, Jim ventured across the U.S. as well as traveling abroad. His fascination with other cultures had him running with the bulls in Spain, participating in the Holi Hindu festival of colors in India and enjoying a pint in a London pub.

But Jim’s true passion was his music. He was a gifted musician with an unlimited dedication to his craft. Over the years he enjoyed working on countless music projects with like-minded friends. Jim’s electric taste gave him an appreciation for all types of music genres. A longtime collector, Jim cherished all of his instruments with a special fondness for anything stringed.

Jim was the beloved husband of Denise (Fullam) and the devoted step-father and special friend of Lonnie Dearing. He was the loving brother of Mary Ann May (John), Barbara Hare (Douglas) and Stephen J. McMahon (Victoria). He will also be sadly missed by nieces and nephews, extended family and many longtime friends.

Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, from 2:00 until 5:00 pm at the James J. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., 2200 Trenton Road, Levittown. A funeral mass will be celebrated at Saint John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville on Monday at 10:30 am with a calling hour starting at 9:30 am. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jim’s name may be made to Family Service Association of Bucks County, 515 S. West End Blvd., #9, Quakertown, PA 18951.