53aa96a301762.preview-300Gerald P. McGovern of Falls Township, died Monday, June 23, 2014, at his home surrounded by his wife and children.

Born in Philadelphia, a son of the late Joseph and Verna McGovern, he had been a Falls resident for the past 35 years.

Mr. McGovern was an accountant with Merrill Lynch for 25 years in both New York city and Plainsboro, N.J. He graduated from LaSalle University in Philadelphia.

He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Vietnam and an Honor Guard volunteer at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery. He was enthusiastic about home landscaping, fishing, both ocean and fresh water, and Philadelphia Eagles Football. He loved spending time with his family and baby sitting his grandchildren. His witty sense of humor and ability to make us laugh even during the most difficult of times will be missed

He is survived by his wife, Linda A. McGovern; two sons and daughter-in-laws, Craig and Nicole McGovern of Downingtown, Pa., and Brad and Jill McGovern of Conshohocken, Pa.; a daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Steve Selleny of King of Prussia, Pa.; three brothers, Joseph McGovern of Oriental, N.C., Charles McGovern of Lansdale, Pa., and Harry Magrisi of Yardley; and four grandchildren, Jack, Zoe, Ian and Juliet. He was also the brother of the late Terry Randall and Diane Magrisi.

Funeral services will be at 8:15 a.m. Friday at FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home, 17 S. Delaware Ave. (River Road), Yardley. Burial will follow at Washington Crossing National Cemetery at 9:30 a.m. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans (DVA), 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076, ww.cst.dva.org

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. 

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.

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.