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.

James J. Campion, formerly of Lower Bucks County, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, at the VA Community Living Center in Wilkes-Barre. He was 85.

James J. Campion was born in March, 1931, in Schuylkill County, Pa., to Thomas and Molly (Callaghan) Campion, the youngest of eight siblings. He graduated from Cass Township High School in Pottsville, was drafted by the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War during 1952 to 54. His military decorations include the Presidential Unit Citation, U.S. National Defense and Korea Service medals, United Nations Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, and Army Good Conduct Medal. Known lifelong for his sardonic sense of humor, he often said of the Korean War, ‘All in all, it was perhaps better than having to become a coal miner.’

After his honorable discharge, by way of the GI Bill, he was able to attend La Salle College in Philadelphia, and graduated in 1958, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Thereafter he worked mostly in sales positions at national and regional companies in pharmaceuticals, electronics, insurance, and real estate. He was a licensed broker in both insurance and real estate.

He lived most of his years in Philadelphia, Morristown, and Newton. He spent his last years at the VA Community Living Center in Wilkes-Barre, where he was an enthusiastic karaoke singer, Notre Dame football fan, and restaurant diner.

He was the loving father of James P. (Colleen), Thomas A., Judith Devlin (Michael) and Megan A. Boswell (Edward) from his wife of 30 years, Evelyn Wahner Campion. He was blessed to have eight grandchildren (in age order), Brian, Noelle, Michael, Natalie, Alexander, Paris, Miles, and Paige; and two great grandchildren, Kayla and Thomas.

Family and friends are invited to his viewing from 9 until 10 a.m. Thursday, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, where his funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Interment will take place at 9:30 a.m. sharp Friday, at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Road, Newtown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to DAV.org.

Bernadine C. Scarano passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, surrounded by her loving family at her home in Morrisville.

Born in Nanticoke, Pa., Mrs. Scarano was a 1949 graduate of Nanticoke High School.

She was a very active member of Saint John the Evangelist Church, Yardley. Mrs. Scarano was a retired Stateworker and member of AFSCME.

She was the wife of the late Felix, and the sister of the late Thomas Zukowski Jr. of Tullytown.

Bernadine was the beloved aunt of Carole Cohen of Levittown (the daughter she never had) and Joelle Zukowski Parto (Ben) of Mohrsville, Pa. She is also survived by several cousins, grand nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call from 9:30 until 11 a.m. Friday, at Saint John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road, where her funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. The Rite of Committal will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Poor Clares of the Francisan Monastery of Saint Clare, 1271 Langhorne Newtown Road, Langhorne, PA 19067. 

Helen Schodowski of Morrisville passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016. She was 92.

She was the beloved wife for 73 years to Dominic J. Schodowski.

Born in Staten Island, N.Y., she was the daughter of Abraham and Helen Blackford; mother of the late Mary McGuire; and sister of the late Lawrence (Beatrice), Clark (Netta), and John (Ruth).

For over 20 years Helen worked as a home health aide and was valued and loved by the people she helped. She was devoted to her family and loved preparing holiday dinners that brought everyone together. She was a loving and caring person and will be greatly missed.

In addition to her husband, Helen is survived by her 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. She will also be missed by her grandchildren, Shannon (Dave), Sean, Kendal, Randy (Marie), Devin, Crystal (Chris), William, Adam, and Rachel; her great-grandchildren, Marisa, Alayna, Violet, Abigail, Whitney, Kylie, Logan, Anthony, Vincent, and Lidia; her niece, Ruth and her children, Gary III, John, and Alyssa.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family from 9:15 a.m. until her funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Rd., Morrisville, PA 19067. Her interment will follow in Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the charity of one’s choosing.www.fluehr.com

5843f045afab9-imageEsther Louise ‘Weezie’ Kane of Yardley died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, in Indianapolis, Ind. She was 86.

The daughter of late Esther and Henry Burgoyne, she was beloved wife of the late Jeremiah F. Kane; mother of Jeremiah Francis III (Louise), Justin Henry (Meg), and Elizabeth Kane Perry (Tod). She also is survived by her 10 grandchildren, Siobhan L., Jeremiah F. IV, Declan J., Caitriona R., Joan Margaret ‘Maggie’, Sarah L., Justin H. Jr., William M., Maeve P., and Owen M.

Weezie was formerly from Mount Airy, and her father owned the Burgoyne Christmas Card Company. After attending Cecilian Academy, where Weezie held lead soprano roles in several operas, Weezie went on to Chestnut Hill College where she majored in music and graduated in 1952. Weezie performed many times with liturgical choirs in Europe and the Near East, for President Johnson in 1964, for Pope Paul VI at the canonization of St. John Neumann in Rome, and sang for Pope John Paul II’s visit to Philadelphia. Additionally, Weezie was a longtime principal vocalist at various churches, as well as choir director at St. Mark’s church in Bristol for 20 years.

Throughout her busy career, Weezie gave generously of her talent by performing at charity events, particularly those sponsored by Catholic organizations. In 1968, she was president of Women’s Club at Holy Martyrs in Oreland, and founded the Parent’s Club at Bishop Conwell High School in 1983. She was always giving to family and friends and very committed to her Catholic faith, taking lead roles in pro-life activities, producing variety shows for her parish, attending Mass daily with her husband, and by being an Eucharist Minister at St. John the Evangelist in Morrisville, where Jere and Weezie were parishioners for more than 40 years.

Weezie and Jere loved to travel and reached many corners of the country and globe and always made friends along the way. Her compassion for others, however, is what stands out as she was the first to call someone in need to listen and ask how she could help. She was so proud of her family and the number one fan of her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, enjoying the time spent with them.

Many thanks to all the people who loved and cared for Weezie over the last few years, including those at Hooverwood Home in Indianapolis Ind., most particularly, Lois Poe and Shawnte Reynolds, who were Weezie’s angels of care.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, at Holy Martyrs Roman Catholic Church, 120 Allison Road, Oreland, PA 19075, where friends may call from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., with her Funeral Mass to follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Philadelphia.

Memorial contributions may be made to Priests for Life at www.priestsforlife.org/donate, EWTN at 5817 Old Leeds Road

Irondale, AL, 35210, or JHK’s Iron Horse Farms at www.stmichaelsironhorse.org. Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Funeral Home, East Norriton

John F. Humienny of Lower Makefield Township, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne.

Born in New York, N.Y. and formerly of Floral Park, N.Y., he resided in Lower Makefield for the past 21 years.

John was a radar and gunnery systems supervisor with Fairchild Republic, and previously retired from Lockheed Corporation at Kennedy Airport. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and was awarded the Victory Medal, and the American Theatre Medal.

John was an active member of the Lower Makefield Seniors, where he enjoyed all his friends, and playing cards, bowling, softball, and bocce.

John was a dedicated and loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a son of the late John Walter and Anastasia Rapejko Humienny, and brother of the late Stanley Humienny. He is survived by his wife, Ethel Mitro Humienny; a daughter, Laurel Boeschen of East Meadow, N.Y.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Heather Humienny of Lower Makefield, Thomas and Christine Humienny of Riverview, Fla., and Mark and Sumayya Humienny of Raleigh, N.C.; sister-in-law, Irene Ponce of Greenville, S.C.; and five grandchildren, Ashley, Blair, John and Catherine Humienny, and Jeffrey Boeschen.

His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, at St. John the Evangelist Church in Lower Makefield. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home, 17 S. Delaware Avenue (River Road), Yardley. Interment will be 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery. FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home,Yardley

58356fc7ad737-imageJohn M. Fidishun Sr. died at his home Sunday, November 20th, 2016, peacefully surrounded by his family and friends. He was 83.

Born and raised in McAdoo, Pa., son of the late Julia (Kish) and George Fidishun, John was a 1951 graduate of McAdoo High School and a 1959 graduate of East Stroudsburg University. John was inducted into the Hazleton Area Sports Hall of Fame in 2016. He was a resident of Falls Township since 1963.

He was a member of Saint John the Evangelist Parish, Morrisville. John was Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Saint Joseph the Worker Council #4215, Past Faithful Navigator for the Saint John Neumann Assembly and was also the State Treasurer and former Master of the Pennsylvania East District Calvert Province of the Knights of Columbus.

John was a retired teacher and football coach at Morrisville High School, and previously coached football at Millsboro High School in Delaware. He was the founder of John’s Driving School and Auto Tags in Fairless Hills.

Beloved husband of 60 years to the late Dolores A. (Wargo), John was the loving father of Dolores (Al Labonis) of Warrington; Julianne Emerick of Fairless Hills; Annette Frey (James) of Fairless Hills; and the late John M. Jr. (Denise) of Levittown; the devoted grandfather of Jason (Kelly), David, Brianne (Brian), Danielle and Eric and great grandfather of Brian, Samantha, Maddison, Paige and Zachary.

He was the brother of Vera Hornick of Beaver Meadows; Margaret Bumbulsky of McAdoo and the late George Fidishun.

Family and friends are invited to call from 6 until 9 p.m. Monday, and from 8 until 9 a.m. Tuesday, at the James J. Dougherty Funeral Home, 2200 Trenton Road, Levittown. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Tuesday, at Saint John the Evangelist Church, Morrisville. Rite of Committal will follow in Washington National Crossing Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in his name may be made to East Stroudsburg University Foundation, Henry A. Ahnert, Jr., Alumni Center, 200 Prospect Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301-2999.

582ae3abf197e-imageWilliam T. Piccone passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. He was 86.

Mr. Piccone is survived by his wife of 61 years, Carolyn (Deiter) and his children, William, Richard and his wife, Barbara (Duffy), Thomas and his wife, Ellen (Lo), Robert, Stephen, and Carolyn. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Richard Jr., Matthew, and Ryan, and his sister, Constance.

Mr. Piccone was a loving, husband, father, grandfather and brother.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served during the Korean War.

Mr. Piccone enjoyed playing the organ and going to Parx Casino. He also enjoyed talking about UFOs and eating at the Dallas Diner with his family.

Family and friends are invited to call from 9 until 10:30 a.m. Friday, at Saint Michael the Archangel Church, 66 Levittown Parkway, Levittown, where his funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. The Rite of Committal will be held at precisely 2:00 p.m. Monday, in Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Saint Michael the Archangel Church at the above address.

meyrick-optCharles A. Meyrick of Lower Makefield Township died suddenly Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at Bryn Mawr Hospital in Bryn Mawr, Pa. He was 58.

Born in Philadelphia, a son of the late Charles R. and Teresa (Kopervos) Meyrick, he had resided in Lower Makefield for the past 24 years.

Chuck was an engineer and most recently worked as a project manager with Saybrook Associates. Prior to Saybrook, he worked for close to 20 years as an Associate Director of Engineering with Merck & Company. He graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor’s in Engineering and received Master’s degrees from Drexel University and Stevens Institute.

He was an active member of St. John the Evangelist Church in Lower Makefield. He was president of the Junior CYO for many years, served as Head of the Eucharist Minister Organization, coached soccer, softball, and basketball, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 7515.

You would find Chuck enjoying working in the yard, playing a round of golf, going to the beach, and of course spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Stefanie (Della Vecchia), to whom he was married for 34 years; loving father of two daughters, Kristina and Amanda, and a new son-in-law, Jeffrey Kees. He was the patriarch of his family, with two brothers, Joseph (Sue) and Robert (Tina); dear brother-in-law of Michael Della Vecchia (Mary); and loving son-in-law of Clara and the late Peter Della Vecchia; along with nieces and a nephew, Joseph, Ashley, Nicholle, Michelle, Victoria, and Brianna; and many cousins.

Friends may call from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at Saint John the Evangelist Church, followed by his funeral Mass at noon. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, PA

Richard F. Strauss Sr. of Langhorne, died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, at his home. He was 74.

Born in Philadelphia, son of the late Charles and Marion Lambert Strauss, he was formerly of Falls Township, before moving to Langhorne 13 years ago.

Richard was an engineer in the plastics industry, retiring in 2008 from Ensinger Hyde in Grenloch, N.J. Prior to Ensinger Hyde, he was with Thomas & Betts in Montgomeryville, Pa., where he was awarded four patents. He began his career with Del-Val Plastics in Tullytown.

He was a member of the Society of Plastics, a former 30 years member of the Yardley Country Club, and former volunteer fireman with the Third District Bristol Township.

Richard is survived by his wife, Ida Slater Strauss; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard F. and Carrie Strauss Jr. of Yardley; two daughters and sons-in-law, Ida M. and Richard F. Lawton of Yardley, and Lindsey and Daniel Bruno of Feasterville; and six grandchildren, Conor, Dylan and Ryan Strauss, Benjamin and Jackson Bruno, and Alex Lawton.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 PM Thursday, with funeral at 8:30 AM Friday, at the FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home, 17 S. Delaware Avenue (River Road), Yardley. His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church in Lower Makefield. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem.

Memorial contributions may be made to Penn Medicine Development, 3535 Market St., Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104, for Lymphoma research.

57f0d3ae0d54b-imageGeorge R. Wylie passed away Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. He was 81. The oldest son of 11 to the late George M. and Mary Josephine (Kiernan), George was born and raised in Trenton, N.J. After marrying the love of his life, Mary Ann (Hornyak), George moved to and spent most of his life in Falls Township, where he raised his family.

A proud U.S. Air Force veteran, he loved bowling, casinos, watching the Phillies, and stopping at the Country Farms or 7-11 every day to purchase the Trentonian. He enjoyed listening to Country Western Music.

George was an equipment operator for PSE&G of Lawrenceville, before retiring after 31 years of service.

Preceded in death by his sisters, Jean Bernhardt, Joan Pulero, and Dorothy Dansbury, George is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Mary Ann; his adoring sons, Patrick, Scott (Joan), and Christopher (Cheryl); seven cherished grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and his two dogs, Precious and Jenny. He is survived by his siblings, Rosalie Napierkowski, Mary Sexton, Robert Wylie, Ed Wylie, Patrick Wylie, Betty Firth, and Thomas Wylie.

Family and friends are invited to George’s life celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, and from 8:45 to 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at Beck Givnish Life Celebration Home, 7400 New Falls Road, Levittown, PA 19055, followed by his funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, PA 19067. Interment will be in Morrisville Cemetery.

George’s family would like to give a special thanks to the employees of Statesman Health and Rehabilitation Center for all the love and care they showed George during his stay.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in George’s honor may be made to Bucks County S.P.C.A., P.O. Box 277, Lahaska, PA 18931, or to St. John the Evangelist Church.

578df3245de5d.imageRyan King passed away suddenly Friday, July 15, 2016, at his home in Yardley, where he had been a lifelong resident. He was 25.

Ryan was a successful salesman and plumbing apprentice. He was an avid golfer, winning many championships. Ryan was thoughtful and kind, with a larger than life personality and will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.


He is survived by his mother, Karen McCormick; stepfather, Fred; his twin brother, Patrick; and grandparents, James and Alice Hart. He also is survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and his mentor, Joe DeLuca.


Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing from 10 to 11:45 a.m. Thursday, July 21, followed by his funeral Mass at noon at St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Yardley. Interment will be held privately.


In lieu of flowers, donations, in Ryan’s name can be made to Camilla Hall Nursing Home, for the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, at www.camillahall.org.

William-Schofield-1467126592William D. “Bill” Schofield, passed away on June 26, 2016 with his family at his side. He was 59. Husband of 32 years to Maureen (nee Sullivan) and loving father of Ann Marie, Will, and Jamie. Brother of Ronald Downs, the late Mary Ann Coyle (Tom), Gail Schofield, John Schofield (Wendy) and Steven Schofield. He also has many nieces, nephews, and friends, who he adored and who will miss him very much.

Bill was born in Camden, NJ and raised in Audubon, NJ. For the past 19 years, Bill and his family made their home in Yardley, PA. A graduate of Audubon High School and Saint Joseph’s University, he had a successful career in banking. Most recently, he served as the Vice President and Relationship Manager in the Public Finance Sector for PNC Bank, where he worked for 24 years.

Before serving on the Foundation Board of Directors for Thomas Edison State University, Bill served on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Trenton and Mercer County. His daughter also shares Bill’s strong commitment to the revitalization of Trenton and the surrounding area. Together, they founded a business which is focused on the residential redevelopment of Mercer County.

In his spare time, he enjoyed golf, fishing, and summer vacations in Sea Isle City with his family.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the family for a Viewing on Thursday, June 30 from 7- 9 P.M. at Swartz/Givinish, 323 Washington Avenue, Newtown, PA. On Friday, July 1st, there will also be a Viewing from 9 A.M. to 10:45 A.M. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Rd., Morrisville, PA. A Funeral Mass will follow at 11 A.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Bill Schofield to the Salvation Army Canoga Park ARC, 21375 Roscoe Blvd. Canoga Park, CA 91304.

Romuald ‘Romeo’ Dobosz, died Saturday, June 18, 2016, at Arden Courts in Yardley. He was 87.

Born in Warsaw, Poland, Romeo was a 40-year resident of Fairless Hills. He was a survivor of the Warsaw uprising of 1944 when, as a teenage boy, he was a messenger for the resistance. He was wounded and captured by the Nazis and taken to Germany as a forced laborer. He returned to Poland after the end of World War II.

Romeo was an award winning floral designer who loved his craft. He worked as a florist in Poland, Austria and in the U.S. after immigrating here with his wife and daughter in 1974. He was employed by Simcox Flowers in Hamilton, N.J. and by Marazzo’s Manor Lane in Yardley. He retired at the age of 80, but continued to make floral arrangements for family and friends.

Romeo was the loving father of Elizabeth Patton and her husband, Tim; grandfather of Andrew and Eric; and brother of Wanda Olszak of Poland. He will also be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Kazimiera; his parents; and a sister, Zofia.

Family and friends are invited to call Saturday, June 25, from 11:30 a.m. until noon, at Saint John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, where his funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon. Interment will take place in Poland. 

Caterina Mannino of Newtown, passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at Chandler Hall Hospice, Newtown. She was 56.

Born in Sicily, Caterina lived in Fairless Hills before moving to Newtown 20 years ago.

Mrs. Mannino was, along with her husband, a co-owner of Mannino’s Restaurant in Morrisville. She loved gardening, but her greatest passion was taking care of her family. Her grandchildren were the joy of her life.

Daughter of the late Ambrogio and Josephine (Volo) Musso, and mother of the late Mercedes Marie Mannino, she is survived by her loving husband, Antonino “Tony” Mannino; three children, Santina Mannino of Newtown, Vincenzo Mannino and Antonio Mannino, both of Morrisville; a sister, Franca Musso of Florence, Italy; two brothers, Pino Musso of Sicily and Andrea Musso of York, Pa.; two granddaughters, Caterina and Sophia Mannino; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Monday, June 13, at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 752 Big Oak Rd., Morrisville. Interment will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery, River Rd., Yardley. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Sunday, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, at the J. Allen Hooper Funeral Chapel, 41 W. Trenton Ave., Morrisville.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions in Mrs. Mannino’s name, be sent to Chandler Hall Hospice, 99 Barclay St., Newtown, PA 18940.

20160530_102541364_0-1Walter F. Kenny, age 88, of Morrisville, PA, passed away peacefully, at his home, on Sunday, May 29, 2016.

Born in Newark, NJ, Mr. Kenny had lived in Morrisville for the past 56 years.

He began working in the steel industry at the age of 18, and was employed as a stevedore with U.S. Steel for over 25 years. Mr. Kenny was an active parishioner at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, where, among other things, he served as an usher and volunteered to count collection. He was also a proud Army Veteran of WWII.

Son of the late Peter and Ethel (Duffy) Kenny, father of the late Kathleen (Kenny) McCardell, and father-in-law of the late Debbie (Hoff) Kenny, he is survived by his loving wife Dorothy (Bohnhorst) Kenny, a son David Kenny of Pahrump, NV, and 3 daughters and sons-in-law: Patricia and Hank Kalencki of Charlotte, NC;, Margaret and Paul Golightly of Amherst, VA; and Eileen and Robert Stillman of Lafayette Hill, PA, 11 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday evening, May 31, 2016 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.

Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate his Funeral Mass on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 11 AM at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 752 Big Oak Rd., Morrisville, PA.

His burial, with military honors, will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 9:30 AM at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Rd., Newtown, PA 18940.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial contributions, in Mr. Kenny’s name, be made to the American Heart Association, https://donatenow.heart.org/

57417c1baac91.imageJohn James Gerace Jr., Ph.D., P.E., passed away Monday, April 25, 2016, at his home in Yardley. He was 69.

John was the devoted husband of Velvet Gerace; and the doting father of John James Gerace III and Katerina Pilar Leslie (Jeffrey Leslie). He was a resident of Yardley for the past 30 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Sr. and Concetta (Maltese); and his brother, Carmine. He also is survived by his brother, Albert (Lucille), his sister, Antoinette Narducci; sister-in-law, Vera; and several nephews and nieces.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., John attended the State University of New York Maritime College in the Bronx, and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Marine). He subsequently received a commission as an ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserve and served three years in the Merchant Marine.

He was a licensed professional engineer in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Florida. After working in several engineering firms for several years he pursued a MBA (Finance) at St. John’s University in Staten Island, N.Y. He earned a Ph.D. in Economics at the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research in New York City. He taught as a member of the adjunct faculty at several universities including Rider University. He served as chairperson of the Business Department at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, for seven years. During this time, he was elected to a one-year term as president of the Philadelphia Council for Business Economics (PCBE). He was most recently an assistant professor at Arcadia University.

John was an ardent reader and a devotee of Thomas Hardy. He will be remembered for his dedication and commitment to his mission as an educator, and for his unwavering devotion to his family.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 28, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, PA 19067, where his funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

13112788_590262451140649_1320410161036449200_oPatricia M. McGrath, age 86, of Yardley, PA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Chandler Hall Hospice, Newtown, PA. Born in New York, NY, Patricia moved to Yardley in 1963.

She was predeceased by her husband Maurice “Mac” McGrath, with whom she shared 49 years of marriage before his passing in 2001. Patricia was devoted to her family, raised three wonderful children and cared for five grandchildren. She enjoyed frequent trips to New York for theater and shopping. She would often stroll the city streets and window shop along Fifth Avenue. An avid reader, her Sunday routine was making a wonderful breakfast, attending Mass and reading the New York Times front to back, always saving the style section for last.

She was active in St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, where she served as an Eucharistic Minister and led the bereavement group. She will be remembered for volunteering her time assisting the elderly and the disabled. In her later years, she met friends to play bridge, have lunches and enjoy time with her family.

Daughter of the late Frank and Mary Hynes, née Mullen, Patricia was predeceased by three sisters – Francis, Mary and Eleanor. Pat is survived by several family members: Michael McGrath of Pollock Pines, CA, Kevin McGrath of Devon, PA, and Maura Eaton and her husband Gregg Eaton of Hawthorn Woods, IL. She will remain in the memories of her grandchildren Sara, Luca, and April McGrath and Connar and Ryan Eaton.

Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate her memorial mass at 11 AM on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Rd., Morrisville, PA 19067. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem, PA.

Friends may call Tuesday morning from 10 AM – 11 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made in Patricia McGrath’s name to St. John the Evangelist Church at the above address.

5725cca0c73cc.imageTeena Ardelle Kuklis passed away Monday April 25, 2016 surrounded by her family. She was 71.

She was born in Bloomsburg and had been a longtime resident of Levittown. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Teena was preceded in death by her loving husband, Stanley J. Kuklis.

She is survived by her daughters, Michelle Winward and her husband, Patrick, and Stacie Fourroux and her husband, Justen, along with her five grandchildren, Erin, Patrick, Molly, Avery and Deven. She is also survived by her sister, Diana Raccagno; her brother, Brian Hahn; her many nieces and nephews; her close friends; and her work family.

Teena’s family would like to give a special thank you to Chandler Hall Hospice for the wonderful care they provided.

Her funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 27 at St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Rd., Yardley, PA 19067, where family and friends will be received from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass. Interment will be held privately

Lisa Galley of Yardley passed away Saturday, April 16, 2016, after a long battle with ovarian cancer. She was 52.

Born in Trenton and raised in Clinton, N.J. (Hunterdon County), Lisa resided in Morris County, N.J., before moving to Yardley in 2001.

Lisa was employed by the New Jersey Education Association as the editor of the NJEA Review, a professional journal for educators. Prior to joining NJEA staff in 2001, she was an American History teacher and tennis coach at Mount Olive High School for 16 years. Lisa served her colleagues across the nation as president of the State Education Editors.

Lisa was a proud alumna of Millersville University. She obtained her master’s degree from East Stroudsburg University.

She was an avid tennis player, skier, golfer, and cyclist. She was president of the Morris County Ski Club. As much as she loved to be active, she was equally devoted to her beach chair on Long Beach Island.

Lisa had an angelic singing voice, a gift she shared at weddings, birthday celebrations, in the car, in the shower, and at any nearby karaoke machine. She also fulfilled a lifelong dream when she sang the National Anthem at CitiField when the New York Mets took on the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 21, 2012. (The Mets lost.)

Lisa was devoted to her family and proud of her Hungarian heritage, especially the food. She and her mother would bake Hungarian specialties that she shared with family and friends.

Lisa approached life with a sense of joy and a positive outlook, even throughout her long illness. She had an adventurous streak and loved to travel and take on new challenges. When everyone else would ask ‘why,’ Lisa would ask, ‘why not?’

To know Lisa was to know her contagious laugh. The joy she exuded through that laughter brought a large circle of friends into her life, who with her family, remained devoted to her.

Lisa is survived by her parents, Michael and Ethel Galley of Nazareth, Pa.; her brother, Michael and his wife, Jane, of Schooley’s Mountain, N.J., her brother, Joseph and his wife, Michele, of Sparta, N.J.; nieces and nephews, Daniel, Beth, Laura, Michael Joseph, Matthew, and Christine; and countless friends, students, and colleagues.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home, 17 S. Delaware Ave., Yardley. Relatives and friends are invited to her funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 20, in St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville. Burial will be held privately.

Lisa requested memorial contributions be made to Fox Chase Cancer Center, Office of Institutional Advancement, 333 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111 or visit foxchase.org/giving.FitzGerald-SommerFuneral Home.

5700e2a130a33.imageDorcas A. (Brown) DiSalvo of Langhorne died Thursday, March 31, 2016, at Chandler Hall in Newtown. She was 87.

Born Feb. 28, 1929, in Saltillo, Pa., Mrs. DiSalvo graduated from Tyrone High School in Tyrone, Pa.

She moved 56 years ago from central Pennsylvania to Levittown, where she was a member of the former St. Joseph the Worker parish. She had resided in Langhorne for the past two years.

Until her retirement, Mrs. DiSalvo worked for K-Mart in Langhorne for many years.

She enjoyed volunteering for the Deborah Heart and Lung Center, taking trips to local casinos, and spending time with family and friends.

Mrs. DiSalvo was very sociable and enjoyed time spent with the St. Joseph the Worker parish senior citizens group, weekly breakfasts with friends at the Blue Fountain Diner, and walking at the Oxford Valley Mall.

Mrs. DiSalvo was the wife of the late Tony Edward DiSalvo. She was the loving mother of Judy Rymarczick, Anthony DiSalvo (Kathryn), and Tina Termyna (Mark). She was preceded in death by her children, Linda Bartle, John Branstetter, Mary Bosserman; and her nephew, Thomas Kern.

Family and friends are invited to call from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, at St. Ignatius Church, 999 Reading Ave., Yardley. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. with Rite of Committal to follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market St., Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106, (www.alz.org/delval) or Deborah Heart and Lung, 200 Trenton Road, Browns Mills, NJ 08015

Frances Mary Bannon of Yardley died Friday, April 1, 2016, at her home. She was 71.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., a daughter of the late Gerard and Virginia (Robinson) Bannon, she had resided in Yardley for the past 25 years.

Fran will be sadly missed by her family and friends. She loved animals, especially the many beloved dogs that she had over the years. She enjoyed Bingo, playing cards, and doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church in Lower Makefield.

She is survived by her sister, Jean Bannon (Jacki) of Yardley; her brother, Kenneth Bannon (Doris) of Braunschweig, Germany, and by her three aunts, one uncle, and many cousins.

The funeral will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday, at FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home, 17 S. Delaware Ave. (River Road), Yardley. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church, Morrisville. Burial will follow in Our Lady of Sorrows Cemetery, Langhorne. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.

56d0292ad030c.imageChristine Carcia of Yardley, Pa. passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. She was 58.

Born in New York, N.Y., Mrs. Carcia had lived in Yardley for the past 27 years. She was employed as an accountant for the Pa. Department of Transportation.

Christine was a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church.

Daughter of the late Joseph DiDomenico, she is survived by her loving husband, Vincent F. Carcia; her mother, Antoinette Testa DiDomenico of New York; four children, Danielle and husband, Marc Dickerson, Antoinette and husband, Mark D’Agostino, and Mallory and Alyssa Carcia, all of Yardley, Pa.; two brothers, Mario DiDomenico of Long Island, N.Y. and Joseph DiDomenico of Bronx, N.Y.; three sisters, Palma Giannone of Bronx, N.Y., Edith Trosa and Joanne DiDomenico, both of Lake Carmel, N.Y.; her niece, AnnMarie Longo of Morrisville, Pa.; as well as many more nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate her memorial Mass at 11 a.m., Monday, February 29, at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 752 Big Oak Rd., Morrisville, PA 19067. Interment will follow at 1 p.m. at Washington Crossing National Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday evening, and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Monday morning at the J. Allen Hooper Funeral Chapel, 41 W. Trenton Ave., Morrisville, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions in Mrs. Carcia’s name to Lungevity online at http://lungevity.donordrive.com/index.cfm fuseaction=donorDrive.personalCampaign&participantID=16181.

56bb116d8b8d8.imageMartha Sabol passed away surrounded by her loving family Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at her home. She was 89.

Born in Oneida, Pa., Mrs. Sabol was a resident of Morrisville for the past 50 years, and was a founding member of Saint John the Evangelist Church.

She was a devoted Catholic with strong faith and beliefs. She devoted her entire life to her faith and her family. Everyone gravitated to her home because she was always supportive, kind, and very giving.

Mrs. Sabol truly adored her family and was always present for them. She was kind to everyone and was ready to help others, which she thrived on doing by preparing meals, baking, and making the holidays very special.

She enjoyed gardening, and vacations with her family. Mrs. Sabol was a great wife, and a doting grandmother.

Beloved wife of Joseph W. for 65 years, Mrs. Sabol was the loving mother of Marilyn Webster (the late Roger), Eileen Cipa, Jean Sabol, William J. Sabol (Carolyn), and Michele Rovny (David). She was the devoted grandmother of Craig (Jessie) and Cristen Cipa; Brett and Kyle Rovny; and the caring sister of Irene Prickitt.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 3 until 5 p.m. Sunday, at James J. Dougherty Funeral Home, 2200 Trenton Road, Levittown. Friends also may call again from 10 until 11 a.m. Monday, at Saint John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, PA 19067, where her funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. The Rite of Committal will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial contributions in Mrs. Sabol’s name be made to Saint John the Evangelist Church at the above address.

56bb116d3ed0b.imageMarie T. ‘Aunt Sissy’ Esslinger of Morrisville passed away peacefully Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at Aria Torresdale Hospital, Philadelphia. She was 89.

Born in Philadelphia, she had lived in Warminster, Pa. before moving to Morrisville 30 years ago.

Prior to her retirement, she was employed in retail sales with Hallmark, Clover, Butch’s Auction, and J.C. Penney.

She was a graduate of Little Flower High School in Philadelphia and a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Yardley.

Mrs. Esslinger enjoyed puzzles, mystery books, and cryptograms. She simply loved chocolate.

Daughter of the late Thomas and Marie (Manning) Burke, wife of the late Edward F. Esslinger, and mother of the late Edward T. Esslinger, she is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Marie M. and Andrew W. Johnsen of Morrisville, and Helen and Charles Vogel of Hatboro, Pa.; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas E. and Quiettra Esslinger of Mount Royal, N.J.; a daughter-in-law, Karene Esslinger; a sister and brother-in-law, Monica and Joseph Gangloff of Philadelphia; two sisters-in-law, Evelyn Burke and Regina Burke; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate her funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Rd., Yardley. Interment will follow in St. John Neumann Cemetery, Chalfont, Pa. There will be no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions in Mrs. Esslinger’s name be send to St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 31805, or to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th St and Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19104.

569e104fc7a5b.imageMadeline V. Ragolia Scurti of Falls Township passed away Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, at Aria Health Bucks. She was 84.

Born in Hartley, Del., a daughter of Joseph J. Ragolia and Mary Fasnella Ragolia, she had resided in Falls Township for the past 55 years.

Madeline graduated from West Chester, and was a member of the West Chester Alumni Association. She was an elementary school teacher in the Pennsbury School District before she married and started a family.

She was a founding and 50-year member of St. John the Evangelist Parish, where she was a member of the Adoration Society.

Wife of the late Salvatore V. Scurti, she is survived by three sons and a daughter, Nicholas A. Scurti of Bristol, Joseph J. Scurti of Bensalem, and John V. and Deirdre Scurti of Morrisville, and Mary Lou Scurti Wilson and Mike Wilson; two brothers, Anthony J. Ragolia of Yardley, and Joseph J. Ragolia Jr. of Panama City, Fla.; two sisters, Lucy Van Ness of Morrisville, and Margaret M. Smith of Pottstown, Pa.; eight grandchildren, Angela, John, Salvatore, Joseph and Jacob Scurti, and Michael, Lisa and Matthew Wilson; two great-grandchildren, Alex Peters and John T. Scurti; and many nieces and nephews.

Her funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday,January 22nd at St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road in Lower Makefield Township, where friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow in Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, Langhorne.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

569232c6c4a27.imageJean Lorraine (Rhodes) Linkus of Yardley died peacefully Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, surrounded by her family, at Chandler Hall Hospice. She was 90.

Born Nov. 20, 1925, in Shamokin, Pa., she was a longtime resident of Bucks County.

After raising her children, she returned to work at AT&T from where she retired in 1986.

Jean was an avid reader and Bridge player. She enjoyed travelling, long walks on the beach with her husband, Joe, and her garden.

Preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Joseph A. Linkus, Jean is survived by her son, Joseph ‘Tim’ Linkus (Sylvia) of Lower Makefield, and daughter, Barbara Corrado (Frank) of Washington Crossing.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 11, in St. John the Evangelist Church, 728 Big Oak Road, Yardley, PA 19067. Interment will follow in Newtown Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jean’s name may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Frances (Daloisio) Natale passed away Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016. She was 87.

Born and raised in Trenton, N.J., she was the wife of the late Anthony P. Natale; mother of Robert (Barbara), and John. She was the proud grandmother of Jennifer, Mark (Shannon) and Gina; and beloved aunt of Paul (Laurie) DeUmberto, Ralph (Yvonne) Daloisio, Carleen (John) Burrows and Charles (Dawn) Daloisio. She was preceded in death by brother, Ralph Daloisio (Patricia); and her sister, Rose DeUmberto (Paul).

After graduating from Trenton Central High School, Frances was an employee of the State of New Jersey, Department of Treasury and Budget for over 45 years. She was a long time resident of Yardley, and a member of St. John the Evangelist parish in Lower Makefield.

Frances enjoyed traveling, being involved in her church and spending time with her family. She will be remembered dearly as the host of countless family dinners, and loved nothing more than cooking for family members and friends.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lower Makefield, where friends may call from 9 a.m. until time of service. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Hamilton Township, N.J.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Rd., Morrisville, PA 19067.

565c25404f57c.imageEarle S. Cathcart Jr. passed away suddenly Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in his home in Yardley, with his loving wife by his side. He was 59.

Born in Trenton, N.J., the son of the late Helen M. (Bush) and Earle S. Cathcart Sr., he had been a longtime resident of Yardley, and member of Saint John the Evangelist Parish, Lower Makefield.

Earle was a graduate of Pennsbury High School, and went on to earn his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from the University of Hartford.

He worked as a general manager at Cathcart Pontiac for more than 20 years. Earle later went on to become the owner/operator of Slippery Surface Solutions, LLC and also worked part-time at A1 Limousine. He was a member of the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce.

Earle loved traveling, history, cars, and enjoyed golf. He had a great sense of humor and was always full of surprises. Most important to him always, was the love he had for his wife and daughters.

Beloved husband of Maureen M. (Kucharski) for 31 years, Earle was the loving father of Jennifer Cathcart Linda and her husband, Robert, and Aubrey Cathcart; the caring brother of Kim Norton (Peter); and uncle of Darcy, Meghan and Devin.

Family and friends are invited to call from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, at James J. Dougherty Funeral Home, 2200 Trenton Road, Levittown. Friends also may call from 10 until 11 a.m. Thursday, at Saint John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, where his funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., officiated by Bishop Joseph Bambera. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 3921 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104.