Edward J. Kiernan, Sr. of Lower Makefield Township, PA died on Sunday February 18, 2018 at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, PA surrounded by his family. He was 81. He was born on October 15, 1936 to the late George and Lucy Dubee Kiernan, in North Arlington, NJ. He resided in Lower Makefield for the past 44 years.

A graduate of Seton Hall University with a double major, Edward was the Supervising Probation Officer for the Trenton, Camden and Atlantic City offices of the Federal Government, District of New Jersey. After a long and successful career with the Federal Government, he retired in 1988. During his retirement party the love and respect for Ed was felt deeply by all.

Edward was an active member of the Saint John the Evangelist parish and Council 7515 of the Knights of Columbus.

Beloved father of the late Edward J. Kiernan, Jr., he is survived by his wife of 54 years, Elizabeth Kernan Kiernan; his daughter and son-in-law, Patricia Kiernan and Dennis F. Witt of Langhorne, PA; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Michael C. Kiernan of Boulder, CO, and Matthew J. and Annette Kiernan of Schwenksville, PA; a brother, Charles Kiernan of San Diego, CA; four grandchildren, Michael, Alex, MJ, and Julia and many wonderful Gilchrist and Kiernan nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late George Kiernan.

He will be missed most for his genuine soul and ability to find humor. Ed loved classical music and his garden. He was straightforward yet gentle and was always there to provide guidance and stability for his family. Words cannot express how much he will be missed nor how grateful the family is for all of the support they have received. They will move forward, living their lives to honor his memory, especially his deep faith…and of course have a sip of Irish Whiskey from time to time while having him in our hearts and laughs.

His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11am Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, PA, where friends may call from 10am. A luncheon will follow at his home, where all friends are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St. Joseph’s Villa, 110 West Wissahickon Avenue, Flourtown, PA 19031.

Robert J. Stitt, 86, of Bensalem, died peacefully surrounded by his children on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Saint Mary Medical Center in Langhorne.

Robert was a graduate of Northeast Catholic High School and a member of its alumni association. He was a graduate of LaSalle University, a US Army veteran, and a former French teacher in the Philadelphia School District.

Beloved husband of 35 years to the late Barbara (DeNota), Mr. Stitt is the loving father of Allegra Hedges (Dave) and Anthony L. Stitt (Jenny).

He is the devoted grandfather “Bob” of Ava, Justin and Natalia and dear brother of Dorothy Luecke.

Family and friends are invited to attend his funeral mass on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 10:00 am at Saint John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville. The Rite of Committal will follow in Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, Langhorne. There will be no calling hours.

Mary Jean Rudolph died suddenly on Thursday, January 18, 2018, at her home in Yardley, at the age of 82.

Born in Philadelphia, and formerly of the Mayfair section of the city, Mrs. Rudolph has resided in Yardley for the past 5 years.

Beloved wife of 61 years to the late David J., Mrs. Rudolph is the loving mother of Robert, Terry McLaren (John), Joe (Kim), Thomas (Linda), Jean Conner (Joe) and Patricia Brown (Robert).

She will also be sadly missed by her 11 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, January 25, 2018, from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at the James J. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., 2200 Trenton Road, Levittown. Her funeral mass will be celebrated at 9:30 am on Friday, January 26, 2018, at Saint John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, followed by the Rite of Committal in Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown. There are no Friday morning calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mrs. Rudolph’s name may be made to Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls, 1000 W Lycoming St, Philadelphia, PA 19140.

John T. Schunk of Lower Makefield Township, PA died on Thursday January 18, 2018 at his home.

Born in Catasauqua, PA, the son of the late Frank and Mercedes O’Donnell Schunk, he resided in Levittown/Yardley area for the past 60 years.

John was retired from the Pennsbury School District where he was an Elementary School Teacher. He was instrumental in the transition of the Middle School. He graduated from Kutztown University and received his Masters degree from Temple University.

John served in the Marine Corps in Korea, receiving five Battle Stars. He was a member of Knowles Doyle Post 317, and V.F.W. Post 6393.

He will be remembered as a beloved husband, father, Pop Pop, teacher, and friend; to know him was to love him.

He is survived by his wife, Randi M. Schunk; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Erik F. and Susan Schunk of Downingtown, PA, and Damon C. Schunk of Yardley, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Erin and James Herbert of New Hope, PA, and six grandchildren, Danielle, Shannon, Jacqueline, and Aidan Herbert, Jonathan Schunk and his wife, Stephanie, and Skylar Rose Schunk.

His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11am Monday at St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, PA, where friends may call from 9:30am to 10:45am. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Bensalem, PA.

Robert A. Milas, 27, of Lower Makefield Township, PA, passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018, in Philadelphia, PA.

Born in Washington, DC, he resided in Yardley, PA for the past 25 years.

Robert was a 2008 graduate and honor student of Pennsbury High School, and was a senior at Pennsylvania  State University, School of Mechanical Engineering, where he was inducted in the National Honor Society, and the National Engineering Honor Society. Robert loved surfing at the beach, but most of all enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He will be missed by all.

Pre-deceased by his maternal grandparents, William J. and Catherine Best, he is survived by his loving parents, Leo J.  and Dr. Bonnie L. Milas, his brother, Lee J. Milas, his girlfriend, Fay Johnston, paternal grandparents, Veronica L. Servov, and John E. Milas, aunts and uncles, Edward and Lori Milas, Janet and Michael Danko, and Debra and William Wallace, and many cousins and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January, 12, 2018, at 12 noon, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, PA  19067. Interment will be private.

Calling hours for family and friends will be on Thursday evening, January 11, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at the Brenna Funeral Home, Immordino Chapel, 1799 Klockner Road, Hamilton, NJ  08619. 609-587-1300.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to Surfside Recovery Services Inc, 27 N. Oakland Avenue, Ventnor, NJ  08466. (Memo: For Scholarship). www.surfsiderecoveryservices@gmail.com  

David J. Rudolph died on Monday, November 27, 2017 at Attleboro Nursing Home in Langhorne, at the age of 84.

Born in Philadelphia, and formerly of the Mayfair section of the city, Mr. Rudolph has resided in Yardley for the past 5 years.

He is a US Army Korean War veteran.

Beloved husband of 61 years to Mary Jean (Armbruster), Mr. Rudolph is the loving father of Robert, Terry McLaren (John), Joe (Kim), Thomas (Linda), Jean Conner (Joe) and Patricia Brown (Robert).

He will also be sadly missed by his 11 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; his sisters, Dolores Driscoll and Dorothy Knowles; and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, from 10:30 until 11:30 am at Saint John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, where his funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:30 am. The Rite of Committal will follow in Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mr. Rudolph’s name may be made to Saint Mary LIFE Center, 2500 Northgate Road, Trevose, PA 19053.

Donald A. Masselle passed away at his home on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. He was 85.

He was born in Kensington, Conn. and had been a longtime resident of Yardley. Donald served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He graduated from Rider College with a degree in Business Administration.

He worked in the plastics industry for many years, retiring in 1997.

Donald was an avid sports fan. He loved going to the beach with his family, traveling with his wife, and most importantly, he loved to spend time with his family.

Donald is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Rita Masselle; his three sons, Steven Masselle (Sharon) of Yardley, Dave Masselle (Elise) of Yardley and Tom Masselle (Kelly) of Harleysville; his six grandchildren, Shayna Davis (Michael), Rachel Masselle, Matthew Masselle, Andrew Masselle, Skylar Masselle and Nicole Masselle. He is also survived by his brother, Franklin Masselle, and his sister, Janice Reale.

Family and friends will be received from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Rd., Morrisville, PA 19067, where his funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Washington Crossing National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer Mass cards or a donation in Donald’s name to the Guardians of the National Cemetery, P.O. Box 233, Newtown, PA 18940-0233

Kevin McCoy of Yardley passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 at home. He was 50.

Born in Trenton and raised in Hamilton Township he had resided in Yardley for the past 25 years with his beloved wife, Maria; and son, Brandon, whom he was very proud.

Kevin was president and a founding partner of K McCoy Inc. Insurance Agency in Hamilton where he worked with his brothers, Joshua and Kenneth who were not only his business partners but also his best friends.

Kevin was a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church in Lower Makefield, Pa. where he also served as a Eucharistic Minister sharing his faith through his friendly nature and in bringing Holy Communion to nursing homes and those homebound. He was also a member of the church’s finance committee.

He was a member of the San Felese Society, the Mercer County Chamber of Commerce, an officer with the Hamilton Township Knights of Columbus Council No. 6213, serving as Chancellor, and President of LeTip of Princeton.

He was a Pittsburgh Steelers and a New York Yankees fan.

He loved going to the gym with his son Brandon and enjoyed spending time with him whenever he could, coaching his baseball and basketball teams during his childhood.

Kevin loved vacationing with his family to Ocean City, Md. and Boca Raton, Fla. He also enjoyed a good cigar.

Kevin was a loving and devoted husband, father, brother, son-in-law, uncle, and friend to many. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Son of the late Earl J. and Jean A. (Petrino) McCoy; son-in-law of the late Primo DiGiacomo; nephew of the late Peter Petrino; Kevin leaves behind his beloved wife of 25 years, Maria (DiGiacomo) McCoy; his son whom he adored, Brandon J. McCoy; his two devoted brothers, Joshua and Kenneth McCoy; his mother-in-law, Giuseppina DiGiacomo; his brother-in-law, Paul DiGiacomo and wife, Kathy; his niece, Marissa and husband, Chris Katzman; his nephew, Paul-Michael DiGiacomo; and his aunt, Rosalie Petrino; as well as many other family members and countless friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Rd., Morrisville, Pa. All are welcome to attend the funeral mass. Entombment will be private. There are no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to either the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, 72½ Escher St., Trenton, NJ 08609 or to St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Rd., Morrisville, PA 19067.

Kim Anne Stearns passed away suddenly at her home in Yardley on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at the age of 54.

Born in Pittsburgh, she has been a longtime resident of Lower Bucks County and was a 1981 graduate of the former Bishop Conwell High School.

Kim spent her career working as a Medical Receptionist at Saint Mary Medical Center in Langhorne and most recently at Bucks County Gastroenterologist in Yardley.

Kim was a dedicated worker, had a smile that would light up a room, a heart of gold, and will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and coworkers. She touched the hearts of everyone she met.

A devoted and loving mother of Nicole Stearns, Kim is the beloved daughter of Joseph E. and Annette F. Macecevic.

She is the dear sister of Nancy Jo Cassidy (Greg) and aunt to Kristen, Quinn and Peyton McLaughlin; Rena Cassidy-Higgins, Jake Cassidy, James and Rose Higgins; Gregory Jr. and Gary Cassidy; Alexis and Joshua Kerr; Olivia and Isabella Doner.

Kim was preceded in death by her brother, Joseph A. Macecevic.

Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, September 30th, from 9:30 until 11:30 am at Saint John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, where her funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:30. The Rite of Committal will follow in Saint Ignatius Cemetery, Morrisville

Dominic J. Schodowski of Morrisville passed away peacefully at Attleboro Nursing and Rehab Center in Langhorne, Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017. He was 96.

He was the beloved husband for 73 years to the late Helen Blackford Schodowski.

Born in Staten Island, N.Y., he was the son of the late William and Victoria Schodowski. He was preceded in death by his brother, Steve Schodowski and his wife, Louise; his sisters, Helen and Olga; and his daughter, Mary McGuire.

Dominic was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy who served during World War II on a repair ship stationed in the Pacific Theater near the Philippines. He had a long career as a coppersmith/pipefitter working at the Brooklyn Naval Shipyard in New York and the Naval Air Propulsion Center in Trenton, N.J. He was a do-it-yourself guy around the house, always fixing and building things. He did all maintenance and most repairs on his cars and those of family members. He enjoyed working with his hands and was very meticulous in his work. Dominic will be greatly missed, but will forever be loved by everyone who has had the pleasure to have been loved by him.

Dominic is survived by his children, Diane Maurizio and her husband, James, William Schodowski and his wife, Sharon, John Schodowski and his wife, Lorrie, Victoria Schodowski, Michael Schodowski and his wife, Courtney, and Larry Schodowski and his wife, Melissa. He will also be missed by his grandchildren, Shannon (Dave), Sean, Kendal, Randy (Marie), Devin, Crystal (Chris), William, Adam, and Rachel; and his eleven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Stanley Schodowski and his wife, Mary; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family from 9:15 a.m. until his funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Rd., Morrisville, PA 19067. His interment with Military Funeral Honors will follow in Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to a charity of the donor’s choice. 

Catherine Isabel (Buffington) Kozak, aka ‘KATE,’ received her angel wings on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. She passed away peacefully at home after a lengthy illness. She was 79.

Born in the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia to Jane Cecelia (Hickey) Buffington and William Buffington, she was the youngest of four children. As a child she loved climbing and playing in the woods near Wissahickon Creek and Fairmont Park.

Kate attended Little Flower High School in Philadelphia, where she excelled in music, conducting the high school orchestra. She then entered the novitiate in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Order (IHM), where she studied at Immaculata College and worked as a music teacher. She taught at Our Lady of Grace School in Penndel, before leaving the convent to pursue a different calling. Kate was forever devoted to her Catholic faith, and maintained a special lifelong fondness for the sisters.

Kate then worked in banking at PSFS Bank in Philadelphia. Following a period of travel with girlfriends, she met and married William Joseph ‘Bill’ Kozak, and resided in Northeast Philadelphia for 15 years, before moving to Yardley-Morrisville area in Bucks County. For the next 35 years, Kate and Bill raised four children together and have three grandchildren.

Kate received her Bachelor’s degree from Thomas Edison University and began work for the State of New Jersey, working at Department of Community Affairs (DCA), Bureau of Plan Review and Construction Code Enforcement. There Kate made many friends and became a beloved character at DCA for 25 years. She ate breakfast every morning with colleagues at the Friendly’s in Morrisville, enroute to work in Trenton. At DCA she coordinated many activities, including the weekly NFL football pool (she was known as the ‘Sports Babe’), and the retirement committee, where she personally wrote individual musical ‘roasts’ for each state department retiree, including her superiors. She maintained lifelong friendships with DCA colleagues, even after being forced to retire due to a stroke in 2008.

Kate was extremely devoted to her children, and participated in their many school and collegiate activities. A lifelong Notre Dame football and Villanova basketball fan, she went to many games with her children as alums, and traveled extensively to Villanova, Pa., South Bend, Ind., Los Angeles, Calif., and Honolulu, Hawaii. On one special trip, she traveled to Italy and attended a Papal Mass with the Pope at St. Peter’s in Rome. She and Bill shared a love of sports, including the Philadelphia Eagles, and the above Notre Dame and Villanova teams.

Kate also was an avid musician, playing first violin with the Delaware Valley Philharmonic Orchestra for over 25 years.

Kate was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, William ‘Buff’ Buffington; her sister, Rosemary Buffington; her in-laws, Dorothy and William Kozak; and brother-in-law, Thomas Kozak.

She is survived by her husband, William J. Kozak; her four children and their spouses, Dorothy (Shane), Bill (Evelyn), Kathleen (Dan), and Michael; three grandchildren, Caden, Scarlett and Dash; sister, Jane Buffington; and many beloved brothers and sisters in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren, extended family, and dear friends.

A celebration of her life will be held at a funeral Mass at noon on Friday, Sept. 1, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, Pa., where a viewing for relatives and friends will precede the Mass from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Rite of Committal will follow at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please direct contributions in her name to Fox Chase Cancer Center, 333 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111.

Joseph T. Whinney of Morrisville died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. He was 48.

Born and raised in Bucks County, Joseph had been a lifelong resident of Morrisville. He attended St. John the Evangelist grade school and then graduated from Holy Ghost Prep and LaSalle University.

Joseph began his working career as a revenue officer with the IRS, and had been with Pacaar Financial for the past 15 years.

He was an avid sports fan and especially enjoyed football and basketball.

Joseph was the loving son of Joseph M. and June (Wagner) Whinney, and the dear brother of Christopher (Heather Thrush). He was the devoted uncle of Pomee Therese and will also be missed by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Family and friends are invited to call from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Rd., Morrisville, where his funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Interment will be held privately.

George E. Abel, a long-time resident of Lower Makefield Township, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. He was 62.

Born in Trenton, N.J., George was a graduate of Notre Dame High School and Rider University. He was a third-generation owner of E. J. Koenig, Inc. of Bordentown, and later an account manager at Hough Petroleum in Ewing for the past 17 years.

George was an avid participant in organized athletics throughout his life. During his school years, he was a pitcher in baseball and a talented soccer player.

 He continued his participation in sports for the past 25 years by becoming a referee in soccer and lacrosse for NJSIAA and NJILOA sanctioned games and was named ‘Referee of the Year.’ He also coached youth soccer.

George also found time for varied other interests such as competitive golf, model railroads, restoration of classic cars, classic rock, the beach, and his beloved dog, Myles, while being sure to devote his generosity, humor, and love to his family.

Son of the late George Charles Abel and Helen Koenig Abel, he is survived by his wife of 38 years, Lisa Pannucci Abel; his children and their spouses, George Michael and Kimberly Elizabeth Abel of Bordentown, N.J., Adrienne Rose and Anthony LaBella of Lower Makefield, and Travis Joseph and Francine Marie Abel of Chalfont, Pa.; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Carolyn K. and Gerald Stoy, and Mary Beth Warren, all of Ewing, N.J.; six grandchildren, Gianna Elizabeth and Anthony Michael LaBella, Stella Elizabeth and Scarlett Grace Abel, and Vincent Angelo and Austin George Abel; and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home, 17 S. Delaware Ave. (River Road), Yardley. His funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon Wednesday, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Concetto J. Pitruzzello (Jack) of Twining Village in Holland, PA, passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017, at St. Mary Medical Center. He was 100 years old.

Born in Bronx, NY, one of eleven children of the late Vincent and Carmela Grasso Pitruzzello, Jack lived in Montvale, NJ, for 56 years before moving to Langhorne and then Holland 12 years ago.

Mr. Pitruzzello retired as the Director Finance of the City of New York Post Office.

He is survived by his wife, Grace Scamporlino Pitruzzello; his son Anthony J. Pitruzzello; his daughter Linda M. Labanoski and her husband Joseph Labanoski; his daughter Ellen M. Krausz; and his brothers, Louis, Frank, Anthony, and his sister Marie Trentalange. He is also survived by his 6 grandchildren and 10 great grand children.

His funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 3, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, PA. Interment will follow at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Covenant House, 461 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10001.

Donna Marie Rossi of Yardley passed away peacefully Friday, June 16, two days after turning 55.

Born in Trenton, Donna was a fierce advocate for improving the lives of children, both at home through St. John the Evangelist’s annual Jesse Tree program to provide gifts the area’s children in need at Christmas time, and abroad through the Unbound organization, which provides programs to sponsor children in impoverished nations.

She was the beloved wife and partner of Tom for 30 years. She was a mother and friend to Kevin and James, along with their respective partners, Aubrey Nagle and Kacee Rizzo. She is survived by her mother, Lorraine Monk; her aunt, Ida Koerner; and her sister, Sandi Boes, brother-in-law, Bill, and their son, Brett. Donna also was the loving aunt of Colleen, Michael, Patrick, Nicole, Sean, Hayley, T.J., and Leah. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Monk; and a nephew, Chris Boes.

She kept a strong, tight-knit inner circle of friends and family of whom she was always a fierce supporter. Strong-willed and tenacious at every step of her life, Donna firmly believed we are defined by small moments which often go unnoticed, relishing the random acts of kindness. The family’s annual trip to the Outer Banks was a highlight each year, and she enjoyed watching tennis, baseball, and NASCAR.

Relatives and friends are invited to a public viewing from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home, 17 South Delaware Ave., Yardley, PA, 19067. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, PA 19067. The family asks those who attend to please wear purple or to bring an item in Donna’s favorite color in remembrance of her.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Unbound and the St. Mary Medical Center Foundation in Donna’s name.

Timothy J. Fitz-Maurice, age 57, of Yardley, PA, died on June 8, 2017 at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, PA. Born in Bristol, PA, Tim had been a lifelong area resident.

He was a graduate of Pennsbury High School, Class of 1977, where he enjoyed playing football and baseball. Mr. Fitz-Maurice was employed as an outside salesperson with Freedom Millwork in Pipersville, PA for the past 2 years. Tim was an avid sports fan, enjoyed fishing and hanging out with his kids and grandkids.

Son of the late James Fitz-Maurice, and brother of the late Brian Fitz-Maurice, he is survived by his mother Elinor (Hurst) Fitz-Maurice, his son Kevin J.Fitz-Maurice of Yardley, two daughters and a son-in-law Leah and Jason Vegotsky of Lower Makefield, and Alexis Fitz-Maurice of Lower Makefield, two brothers and sisters-in-law James and Lizbeth Fitz-Maurice of Morrisville and Jeff and Karen Fitz-Maurice of Newtown, PA, three grandchildren, Chase, Mackenzie and Everly Vegotsky, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received on Tuesday evening from 7-9 PM at the J. Allen Hooper Funeral Chapel, 41 W. Trenton Ave., Morrisville, PA. His funeral mass will be celebrated 10 AM at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 758 Big Oak Rd., Morrisville, PA. His interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be sent to The American Heart Association, https://donatenow.heart.org/

Louis Menapace IV of Lower Makefield Township, Pa. died Monday, May 22, 2017. He was 24.

Born in Red Bank, N.J., he had resided in Lower Makefield for the past 20 years.

Louis was a student at Temple University, studying landscape architecture. He graduated from Pennsbury High School where he played football and was a member of the wrestling team. He was also an avid skier who annually traveled with his dad, uncles and friends to ski the slopes of the U.S. and Canada. Another love of his was BMX biking. He biked with his friends in local biking parks and loved to perform his skills.

 

Louis was working for Christopher A. Zeek, Landscape Design & Construction in Ambler, Pa. while attending classes at Temple. He was a valued employee and friend of his coworkers.

Louis had a kind heart. He was loved by all his family and more friends than one could count. He had a great smile and laugh; blue eyes that made you smile. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his parents, Louis Menapace III and Carol O’Brien Menapace; his paternal grandfather, Louis Menapace Jr.; maternal grandmother (D-Ma), Alice O’Brien; and many uncles, aunts, and cousins. Louis was preceded in death by his paternal grandmothers, Joan Menapace and Inge Menapace, and his maternal grandfather, Edward J. O’Brien Jr. He was the apple in all of their eyes.

His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, Pa., where friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass.

Jeanette B. Guzikowski of Lower Makefield Township passed away suddenly Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne. Jeanette was 70.

Born in Trenton, N.J., she was raised in Yardley, and continued her life as a Yardley resident. She retired in 2009 after 39 years of service with NJ Manufacturers Insurance Company of West Trenton.

Jeanette was an animal lover, and enjoyed model trains. In her younger years, growing up she helped on the family farm in Yardley.


Daughter of the late Henry M. Sr. and Irene Sikorski Guzikowski, Jeanette is survived by her three sisters and brother-in-law, Irene M. Bercy of Hamilton, Linda C. and Michael Bruck of North Brunswick, and Debra A. Guzikowski of Yardley, her brother, Henry M. Guzikowski Jr. of Yardley; and four nieces, two nephews, three grand nieces and three grand nephews.

The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, in St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, PA 19067, with Msgr. Joseph Prior presiding. Calling hours will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass Wednesday, at the church. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery in Hamilton Township.

 In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her name to the New Hope Assistant Dogs, 3 Scott Run Road, Warren, PA 16365.

Helen T. (Flavin) Slater of Newtown passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Manor Care Health Services in Yardley. She was 87.

Helen was an administrative assistant in the legal and financial professions for many decades, finally entering full-time retirement at age 85.

An early member of the Philadelphia Girls Rowing Club, Helen won three Schuykill Navy racing medals for quad sculls in 1948 and 1949. Helen’s love and wide knowledge of the arts extended to literature, theatre, the symphony and opera. In 1984, she earned an Associate degree (AA) from Miami-Dade College.

Helen’s life was, above all, a life of service. During her 32 years in Miami, Fla., she taught and helped run CCD (Sunday school) programs at various parishes. In the 1980s, she helped to found the Elier Dacal Foundation, providing assistance to people living with AIDS. Since moving to Bucks County in 1992, she was an active parishioner at St. John the Evangelist Church. Among her several key roles there, she served in the RCIA and as a Eucharistic Minister. She volunteered for two agencies providing rides to the doctor for those in need, and served as instructor for Welcoming the Stranger, providing free ESL classes to Syrian refugee families, and immigrants from numerous lands. Despite declining health, in her final months residing at the Friends’ Home in Newtown, she continued to give her time reading aloud to her visually impaired neighbors.

Born May 10, 1929, in Philadelphia, Helen was the daughter of the late James and Margaret Davitt Flavin; and sister of the late Betty Ford, Kit Field, Peggy Jones, and Jim Flavin. She is survived by loving son and son-in-law, John Slater and Patrick Wang of Vancouver, Canada. She’ll be long remembered as matriarch to a vast and adoring family of nieces and nephews, their children and grandchildren, with an equally vast network of loving friends, fellow parishioners, and co-workers.

As close as sisters were Helen’s most intimate friends, the late Mimi Smith, Virginia Bagley, and Leda Pearl, who helped Helen succeed as a single, working mom in Miami, and her two closest surviving friends, Ann Damron and Sue Torelli, who was by her side almost daily in recent years. The late Harry Starr Slater, father of Helen’s son John, always held a place of love in her heart.

Helen’s family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until her funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Friday, May 5, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, PA 19067. Her interment will follow in Our Lady of Grace Cemetery in Langhorne.

In lieu of flowers, her family requests donations in her name to Welcoming the Stranger at www.welcomingthestranger.org

Col. Andrew D. Hadalski, U.S. Air Force, Retired, passed away Friday, April 21, 2017, at his home. He was 85.

Born in Ashland, Pa., son of the late John and Theresa Hadalski, he was a Morrisville resident for the past 21 years.

Col. Hadalski served in the U.S. Air Force as a chaplain for 21 years, and was stationed at bases in Japan, Germany, Guam, and various locations around the United States. Andrew was ordained a priest in Techny, Ill., in 1959, served as chaplain and Dean of Students at the Divine Word Missionary in East Troy, Wis., and worked as a chaplain and counselor for eight years at the Garden State Youth Correctional Facility.

He was a life member of V.F.W. Post No. 6393, the American Legion Post No. 0317, and the Disabled American Veterans. 

He is survived by his wife, Judy (Schnepp); three sons, Christopher Vogt and his wife, Antoinette, Daniel Vogt, and Michael Vogt and his wife, Nicole; 11 grandchildren, Christine Kelly, Amanda Burnett, Brittany Alley, Erika, Lauren, MacKenzie, Ryan, Jake, Elena and Alex Vogt, and L.J. Nelson. He also is survived by 10 great grandchildren; three nephews, John, Mark, and David Hadalski; and one niece, Karen Novack. Andrew was preceded in death by his brother, John Hadalski and his wife, Lillian, and one sister, Regina Hepner.

Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate his funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 27, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, where friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass. Interment will be held at a later date in Washington Crossing National Cemetery.

 In lieu of flowers, donations to Divine Word Missionaries, 101 Park St., Bordentown, NJ 08505, would be appreciated.

Anna C. (Cambier) Stanker passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017. She was 93.

Anna was preceded in death by her first husband, Adolf Duez; step-daughter, Bonnie Stanker; and sister, Catherine Ralston.

Anna is survived by her beloved husband of 25 years, John Stanker; daughter, Pat Wallat (Ken); granddaughter, Dara McGee (Kevin); great grandson, Kyle Ehrhardt; and brother, Dennis ‘Bill’ Cambier. She also is survived by her step-children, Cynthia Musselman (Craig), Jack Stanker (Amy), and Paul Stanker; step grandchildren, Tyler Stanker, Courtney Baker (Mike), Angelina Stanker, and John Stanker; and several nieces and nephews.

 She was a long-time member of the St. Joseph the Worker Senior Group.

Family and friends are invited to Anna’s life celebration from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 9, at Beck Givnish Life Celebration Home, 7400 New Falls Road, Levittown, PA 19055, and again from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, April 10, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, PA 19067, followed by her funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Interment will be held Wednesday, April 12, in St. Lawrence Cemetery in Houtzdale, Pa.

Reneé Pattley of Yardley died Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. She was 63.

Born in Philadelphia, Reneé lived in Yardley for the past 38 years.

Prior to her retirement, she was employed in the staffing industry for more than 20 years.

She was a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church, and a member of the Red Hat Society. Reneé volunteered her time at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital Proton Therapy Cancer Support Group. She enjoyed cooking, dining out, vacationing in Mexico and Long Beach Island, and golf. She loved plants and flowers, and working in her garden.

Daughter of the late Joseph Zatlokovicz and step-grandmother of the late Matthew Pattley, she is survived by her husband, Thomas J. Pattley Sr.; one son, Scott Pattley of Morrisville, one step-son and his wife, Thomas J. Jr. and Kim Pattley, also of Morrisville; two brothers, Robert Zatlokovicz of Medford, and David Zatlokovicz of Levittown, two step-grandchildren, Thomas J. III and Daniel Pattley; a very special friend, Antoinette Di Pinto; her loving dog, Cody; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, PA 19067. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, Newtown. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at J. Allen Hooper Funeral Chapel, 41 W. Trenton Ave., Morrisville.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be sent in Reneé’s name to The Beam of Life Fund in the Department of Radiation Oncology. Check should be made payable to ‘Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania’, and mailed to Penn Medicine Development, Attn: Kathleen Hertkorn, 3535 Market St., Ste. 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Timothy P. Ward Sr. of Holland died peacefully on Monday, March 27, 2017 at his home in Ocean City, N.J.

He was the beloved husband of the late Barbara J. Clark Ward.

Born in Philadelphia, Pa., Tim was the son of Elizabeth McPeak Ward and the late Leonard Ward.

Tim had been a resident of Holland and a dedicated parishioner of St. Bede’s Church for 24 years. Tim was passionate about his service as a Eucharistic Minister and a parish council member.

Tim’s roles as a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend were fundamental to his life’s purpose. When it came to his children, Dad was ever-present. Among numerous interests and talents, Tim was fond of cooking, golfing, and fishing.

Tim had great pride in his Irish roots and visited Ireland numerous times. He was fond of storytelling, donning an Irish accent, friendly banter and cooking traditional Irish meals.

After decades working for Verizon, Tim realized his dream of owning a home in OCNJ. With his family, he spent his summer vacations there cooking seafood dinners, fishing in the early morning, and nodding off on the couch with the Phils playing in the background.

In addition to his mother, Tim is survived by his four loving children, Breanne A., Timothy P. Jr., Ryan T. (Laura) and Shane C. of Holland. He also is survived by his nine siblings, seven brothers-in-law, cherished nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

All who were touched by Tim are invited to share in the celebration of his life from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, and from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd., Richboro, PA 18954, and to attend his Celebratory Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Bede the Venerable Church, 1071 Holland Rd., Holland, PA 18966. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Tim’s name may be made to St. Bede the Venerable, designated to ‘Parish Outreach Ministry.’www.fluehr.com

Sarah Thom Schwenzer of Yardley, PA and formerly of Buffalo, NY died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.  She was 95.

Born in Buffalo, New York, Sarah was the beloved wife of the late Francis Raymond Schwenzer and the daughter of the late Joseph and  Anna Davidson Thom.  She was the sister of the late Eleanor Thomas and the late Evelyn Thom.

Sarah graduated from Lafayette High School, Buffalo, New York and married Raymond Schwenzer in June 1946.  She was a devoted wife and mother and President of Schwenzer Tool & Die, Company, Inc. 1974 – 1985.   Sarah retired in 1985 and moved to Yardley, PA to be with her daughters.  

Sarah is survived by her loving daughters: Dr. Gretchen Schwenzer and Dr. Kathryn Schwenzer of Yardley, PA and also by her adoring granddaughter Padma Schwenzer of Herndon, VA. 

Funeral Services and Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Cheektowaga, NY were conducted privately.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Philabundance, the Philadelphia region’s food-rescue organization.

Raymond J. Mitchell, age 92, of Cape Coral, FL, formerly of Morrisville, PA, passed away peacefully on Feb. 28, 2017 at Lee Memorial Health System, Ft. Myers, FL. Born in Morrisville, he lived in Morrisville for 64 years before relocating to Florida 28 years ago.

Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a heavy equipment operator with Warner Sand and Gravel for 40 years. Mr. Mitchell was a 4th degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus, a member of the VFW and the Moose Club, and a proud Army Veteran of WWII, Battalion 3 at the Battle of the Bulge. He was also an avid gardener.

Son of the late James J. and Marion (Taylor) Mitchell, and brother of the late James, Edward, Alfred, and Lawrence Mitchell and Ann Rupprecht, he is survived by his loving wife Dolores (Bahr) Mitchell, four children, Marie (William) Thomas of Sellersville, PA, Raymond Mitchell, Jr. of Cape Coral, FL, Reid (Margaret) Mitchell of San Marcos, CA, and Cecelia (Floyd) Marshall of MN, a brother Francis Mitchell of Levittown, PA, 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate his funeral mass at 11 AM on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 752 Big Oak Rd., Yardley, PA.
Interment will follow in Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, Langhorne, PA.

Friends may call Tuesday evening from 7-9 PM, and on Wednesday morning from 9:30 – 10:30 AM at the J. Allen Hooper Funeral Chapel, 41 W. Trenton Ave., Morrisville, PA (www.hooperfuneralchapel.com)
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be sent to St. Andrew Catholic Church, 2628 Delprado Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33904-5705.

Jessie G. Carbonneau, age 97, of Yardley, PA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at her son’s home. Born in Trenton, NJ, she was a lifelong Yardley resident.

Prior to her retirement, she worked at New Jersey Manufacturer’s Insurance for over 30 years. She was a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church. Mrs. Carbonneau was a member of N.A.R.F.E. (National Active & Retired Federal Employees). A member of the Trevose Horticulture Society, she loved flowers and gardening. Jessie also enjoyed travel and going to the casinos. The joy of her life were her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Daughter of the late Vincent and Mary (Rudna) Hludzinski, and wife of the late Donald T. Carbonneau, Sr., she is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Donald T. Jr. and Sandy Carbonneau of Levittown, PA, 2 grandchildren Bruce (Vincenza) Carbonneau and Donald III (Vita) Carbonneau, 3 great grandchildren Donnie IV, Vinessa, and Kaitlyn Carbonneau, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Tuesday morning from 9-10 AM at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral mass at 10 AM on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 752 Big Oak Rd., Yardley, PA 19067. Interment will follow in St. Ignatius Cemetery, Yardley.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Jude’s Research Hospital for Children, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517

The family of Mrs. Carbonneau wishes to thank all the nurses and caregivers at St. Mary Home Care and Chandler Hall Hospice.

Roman Fedorak of Lower Makefield Township, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He was 83.

Born in the Ukraine, he had been a Lower Makefield resident for the past 55 years.

Roman was an electrical engineer, retiring after 32 years at the Naval Air Warfare Center in Warminster. He was graduated from Lafayette College, and received master’s degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Pennsylvania State University. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

He was a teacher’s aide for many years with the SAGE program, taught CCD at St. John the Evangelist Parish. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was professed in the Third Order Society of St. Francis.

Son of the late Dmytro and Kateryna Fedorak, and father of the late Mary Marcopolus, he is survived by his wife of 56 years, Eleanor F. Fedorak; his son and daughter-in-law, Roman and Donna Fedorak of Langhorne; son-in-law, Odysseus Marcopolus of Newtown; and four grandchildren, Amanda and Elizabeth Fedorak, and Anastasia and Alexander Marcopolus.

Requiem Liturgy will be at 11 a.m. Friday, at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 2026 Bath Road, Bristol, where friends may call from 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Our Lady of Sorrows Cemetery, Langhorne.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Roberts Proton Therapy Center, Penn Medicine Development Office, 3535 Market St., Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Donald R. Hertkorn of Yardley, Pa. passed away Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. He was 72.

Donald was the beloved husband of the late Elizabeth M.; son of the late George W. and the late Marie E. Hertkorn; father of Debra Jean Martin (Scott), Timothy (Michelle) and Michael (Rachel); brother of Laraine (Jack), the late Gerald (Carol Jean), and the late Buddy; friend of Anne McMullin, Mary Sager, and John Hutchings; grandfather of Sean, Bryan, Emily, Ashley, Amanda, Kaylee and the late Isabella Martin, Kaya and Madison Hertkorn, Michael Jr. and Morgan Hertkorn.

After graduating from Penn State with a degree in Engineering, he served as an officer in the U.S Army. While graduating from Drexel University with an MBA, Don re-joined Mobil for 30 plus years before starting a consulting practice.

Don and his wife, Betty, were involved in Marriage Preparation programs, Eucharistic Ministers, and parish Variety Shows while Don was also a charter member of the St. John the Evangelist Knights of Columbus and a member of the Finance Council. Don was involved with the parish Men’s Faith Sharing Group, and he was eventually known as ‘Mr. Malvern’ since he typically took 20 to 40 men to the annual retreat at Malvern. Through all these activities, Don’s family always came first.

Family and friends are invited to attend his funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, Pa. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at the J. Allen Hooper Funeral Chapel, 41 W. Trenton Ave., Morrisville, PA 19067.

Memorial contributions may be made in the name of Don Hertkorn to Malvern Retreat House, 315 Warren Ave., Malvern, PA 19355, www.malvernretreat.com

Marie C. (Quimby) Magee of Yardley, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. She was 81.

She was the beloved wife of Charles; mother to Mary, Michael (Kate), and Daniel; and grandmother to Meghan, Rachel, Jesse, and Michael.

 

Relatives and friends are invited from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, to St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Rd., Morrisville, PA 19067 where her Funeral Mass will begin at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name.Delaware Valley Cremation Center, PhiladelphiaDelvalcremation.com/memorials

 

Maureen J. Rudolph of Lower Makefield Township, passed away peacefully at Chandler Hall, Newtown, Monday Jan. 23, 2017. She was 91.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Joseph F. Rudolph, and her cousin and life-long friend, Kathleen Burke. She is survived by her son, Tim, and her daughter Joan Lurie; her son-in-law, David Lurie; and granddaughters, Sarah and Rebecca Lurie.

Maureen was born and raised in Queens, N.Y. Besides being a housewife and mother, Maureen went back to school in her 40’s at Queensborough Community College and graduated as an RN. She worked for St. Mary Medical Center when it first opened, Temple Health System, Pennsbury Schools, and Sisters of the Grey Nuns until her retirement. She had been an active member of St. John the Evangelist Parish.

Friends and family are invited to call from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, followed by her 11 a.m. Funeral Mass. Burial will follow in St. Ignatius Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Church.

Stuart E. Gray of Morrisville, devoted husband, loving father, and proud grandfather, died peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at Chandler Hall Hospice in Newtown.

Born Aug. 17, 1938, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was one of the first residents of Levittown.

Stuart graduated from Trenton Catholic in 1957, and was the owner of Denver Drywall for over 50 years.

He was a proud member of the United States Army Reserves from 1961-1967.

He was a lover of travel, vintage corvettes, western movies, the Phillies, the Brooklyn Dodgers, bowling, and gardening.

He was a skilled artist and storyteller. He entertained all that knew him with his colorful stories.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Paulette Fillman Gray; son, R. Lee, his wife, Jennifer, and their son, Simon, of Holland; his daughter, Victoria, her husband, Sean, and their son, Paul, of Philadelphia; three brothers, Gordon, of Stockton, N.J., Charles, of W. Trenton, N.J., and John and his wife, Linda, of Pipersville; and five nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 752 Big Oak Rd., Morrisville, Pa., where the visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of the mass at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Francis Cabrini Food Bank, 325 S. Oxford Valley Rd., Fairless Hills, PA 19030.

For further information or to send condolences, visit the funeral home’s Web site listed below. Garefino Funeral Home, Lambertville, N.J.