55828f9f7c90e.imageJohn F. ‘Jack’ DiGiovanna of Morrisville, Pa. died peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. He was 63.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a son of the late Pasquale and Helen Golden DiGiovanna. He had been a Morrisville resident for the past 36 years.

Jack was a faithful member of St. John the Evangelist Parish, where he found his amazing spiritual strength, which had served as an example to all.

He was a structural engineer with Pennoni Associates, Inc.

Jack enjoyed NASCAR and camping. He was a great organizer and helped keep his many friendships together. He cherished trips together with friends and family and actively contributed to many charities. He loved the bridges he worked on and looked forward to banding the Peregrine falcon chicks every year.

Jack is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Terry; his daughter, Christina M. Blaney of Middlesex, N.J.; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jack DiGiovanna and Maria Laura Blefari of Lausanne, Switzerland, and Joseph DiGiovanna of Weehawken, N.J.; two brothers, Jerry DiGiovanna of Sayville, N.Y. and Jim DiGiovanna of Medford, N.Y.; two sisters, Pat Dyckes of Pipersville, Pa. and Joan DiGiovanna of Rio Rancho, N.M.; two grandchildren, Danielle Blaney and Shannon Blaney; and a great grandson, Tyler Blaney. His grandchildren and great grandson were the light of his life.

His loving family extends to cousins, nieces, nephews, and so many wonderful friends that it would be impossible to count. He was ‘Uncle Jack’ to many. If you knew him, you loved him.

Family and friends are invited to call from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, at the FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home, 17 S. Delaware Avenue (River Road), Yardley, Pa. His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Saturday, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, Pa. Entombment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem, Pa.

Memorial contributions may be made to Be The Match at www.bethematch.org, to help others battle leukemia.

5576a09ad3b62.imageJoseph C. Namura of Naples, Fla., formerly of Yardley, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2015 after a brief illness. He was 83. Born in Duryea, Pa., he was the son of the late Charles and Johanna Namura.

Joe was the owner of Mount Holly Concrete and Pineland Materials. He considered his employees to be an extended family and took great pride in their many accomplishments. If you drive on a concrete highway, cross a bridge, shop in a mall, taxi on a runway or swim in a pool in Burlington County, N.J., chances are you have been touched by his work.

He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and was a graduate of Rider University.
Joe was a devout Roman Catholic and proud first generation Lithuanian American.

He was an accomplished pianist and singer. He was supporter of the arts and was a former board member of the Opera Company of Philadelphia. He was a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus.

Joe never married and spent his time, talents and treasure joyfully helping others and making lifelong memories for countless people, especially his family and friends. He was widely known as Uncle Joe.
Joe was preceded in death by his beloved brother, Charles (Marion); sisters, Victoria and Mary; a nephew, Charles (Ruth); and a great nephew, Peter.

He is survived by his nieces, Carol Quinn (Joseph) and Claire Hurchick; nephews, Mark Namura (Joanne) and Michael Namura; great nephews, Tom Quinn (Christina), Joe Quinn and James Quinn; a great niece, Victoria Quinn; and many other great and great-great nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Friday, June 12, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 752 Big Oak Rd., Yardley, PA 19067, where friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of Mass at the church. Burial will be held at noon, Saturday, June 13 at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Phoenix and Evans streets, Duryea, Pa.

Christina G. Acker of Morrisville, Falls Township, passed away peacefully Friday, May 29, 2015, in Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, surrounded by her family. She was 64. Born in Philadelphia, Chris was a resident of Falls Township for the past 32 years.

She was employed with Drs. Rosenman and Leventhal, PC for the last 11 years as an office assistant.

Chris was devoted to her faith and was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church for the past 32 years.

Daughter of the late John and Frances D’Amario, she is survived by her husband, Jack; her son, Drew and his fiancé, Ashley Quigley; her sisters, Loretta Citro and her husband, Jim, and Veronica Pasceri and her husband, John; her mother-in-law, Cass Acker; her sister-in-law, Sue Wagner and her husband, Rich; and her brothers-in-law, David Acker and his wife, Peggy, and Mark Acker. Chris is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Chris at 12 noon, Monday, June 8, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Yardley with the Rev. Msgr. Joseph Prior, Pastor, officiating. Relatives and friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of Mass, Monday, at the church. Burial will be held privately in Washington Crossing National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, due to cemetery restrictions, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 480 Norristown Road, Suite 150, Blue Bell, PA 19422.