Carolyn Corey Jarin
Innovative trailblazing naturalist, Carolyn Corey Jarin, passed away Monday, September 22, 2014 at Chandler Hall in Newtown at the age of 88.
Her love of the natural world and commitment to educating children in the outdoor classroom leaves an enduring legacy in our community.
Carolyn was born in Bryn Mawr, PA to the late William Candage and Edith Rissmiller Corey.
She grew up in Wilmington, Delaware, having graduated from Wilmington Friends School, class of 1944. Carolyn attended Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women in Ambler, now Temple University, graduating with honors in l946.
In 1950 Carolyn met and married Barney Jarin. From the mid fifties until the early seventies, Carolyn operated Fountainville Nursery, simultaneously raising four daughters and a son and an abundance of pets, as well as finding time to be an active member of the Doylestown Nature Club and League of Women Voters.
Her love of children and friends flourished every summer with great times spent together at the summer house on Lake Carey in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Carolyn served an internship at Churchville Nature Center in the early seventies and envisioned developing a similar model at the east end of the then newly formed Peace Valley Park to include areas of land set aside to remain a natural habitat. She brought together scores of volunteers to develop the Nature Center, which includes walking trails and diverse habitats of meadows, ponds and forests. Her worn down shovel was testimony to her fervor for tilling the earth.
For thirty years she served as Naturalist at Peace Valley Park, opening her rustic home by the lake for Board meetings, annual Christmas parties and impromptu gatherings. She won awards from local civic organizations, the Bucks County Commissioners and the Pennsylvania Environmental Education Alliance for her achievements, but more importantly, she won the admiration from so many visitors who returned to express appreciation for the inspiration she provided them over the years.
A book was published in the spring of 2014 by one of the original members of Peace Valley Nature Center bearing the title “Who Learns Will Love.” These words from Henry Chapman Mercer’s poem resonated with Carolyn as a guiding principle and so were chosen to grace the front of the Nature Center building.
Carolyn is survived by her children: Cathy Arrowood (Mike) of Laceyville, PA; Meridy Jarin of Doylestown; Andy Jarin of Pipersville and Molly Jarin of Ann Arbor, MI. Also surviving are her seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Amy Jarin and her brothers: William and Charles Corey.
A celebration of Carolyn’s life will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, October 5, 2014 at Peace Valley Nature Center, 170 Chapman Road, Doylestown, PA 18901.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Carolyn’s name may be made to: Peace Valley Nature Center at the above address or to: Chandler Hall, 99 Barclay Street, Newtown, PA 18940-1593.
Margaret W. Clarke
Margaret W. Clarke, of New Britain, died Wednesday, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at her residence. She was 84.
Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Alma Carter Coulton.
Margaret enjoyed local history, collecting artifacts and watching American Pickers. She would often clip articles for the Bucks County Historical Society, was involved in searching and digging for antique bottles with the Delaware Valley Bottle Club and was a long time supporter of the First Highland Watch, a local bagpipe band. She also had a life long love of music (especially classical) and went to many concerts when she was younger.
Her greatest joy came from family gatherings and spending precious time with her grandchildren and more recently great grandchildren.
Margaret is survived by her son, Jeff Clarke, his wife, Susan, of Telford; her five grandchildren, Ryan, Shaun, Kelly, Alyssa, and Courtney; her two great grandchildren, Riley and Preslee; as well as her two sisters, Margaret Prepost of Kulpsville and Ginny Grogan of Florida. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alan; and two sons, Eric and Randy.
Relatives and friends are invited to her memorial service 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 27, at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown, where the public may call from 9:30 a.m. until the service. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Margaret’s name may be made to: American Cancer Society, 480 Norristown Rd., Suite 150, Blue Bell, PA 19422-2329.
Peter William McKinstry
Thomas McKinstry II and Michael McKinstry, both of Chicago, as well as his long-time friend, Katerina Dimitriadis.
Nancy L. Shields
Martin J. Corr
Martin J. Corr of Doylestown died suddenly at his summer home in Sea Isle City, NJ on July 28, 2014. He was 77.
Mert was the cherished husband of Mary Lee Rothwell Corr. They were married for 52 years.
Born in Philadelphia, Mert was the son of the late John A. and Helen Fallon Corr.
Mert graduated from Holy Cross, Saint Joseph’s Prep ’54, Saint Joseph’s College (’58, Golden Hawk) and Temple University School of Law (LLb ’61; LLM Trial Advocacy ‘94). He served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1962-1966. In 2010 St. Joe’s honored him with the GEM Award in recognition of great loyalty to the university and selfless work for the good of others in the field of law.
Mert’s many interests included performing with the State Street Players, OLMC choir, golf (DCC), hunting and fishing. He was a bridge player, gardener, he loved his Brittany Spaniels and never missed a daily crossword puzzle. He was a Eucharistic Minister for many years and served on the parish council.
He was a past president of the Bucks County Bar Association, where he was a friend and mentor to many while holding a reputation as one of the toughest trial lawyers in the county.
Mert was currently serving as president of the Doylestown Borough Planning Commission. He was a former committeeman and executive committeeman of the Bucks County Republican Committee. His involvement in the community ran deep and touched many lives.
In addition to his wife, partner and lifelong best friend Mary Lee, he is survived by his children: Sean Corr (Jennifer), Marguerite Quinn (John), Molly Duet (Keith), and Beth Ann Corr DeStefano (Keith) and grandchildren: Liz, Pat, Chris, Maggie, Carolyn, Maeve, Lucy, Martin, Mary, Will, Ayla, Ronan, Brendan and one step-great grandchild, Linley.
He is also survived by his siblings: Paul (Mary), Grace, Gerry (Kristina), Ann (Torr), Jeanne (Tom), and Joseph (Janet). He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 31, at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown and at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 235 East State Street, Doylestown, from 9 a.m. until his Funeral Mass at 11 a.m., Friday, August 1. Interment will follow Mass in Doylestown Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mert’s name may be made to: Fragile-X Organization, 1616 Bonanza St. #22, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 or Pennsylvania’s Pro-Life Federation, 4800 Jonestown Rd., St. 102, Harrisbuurg, PA 17109-1741.
Vincent J. Prendergast
Vincent J. Prendergast of Doylestown died on Sunday July 27, 2014 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He was 83 and the husband of Deborah Class Prendergast.
Born in Boston, Mass., he was the son of the late Vincent J. and Ruth Fleming Prendergast.
Vince lived most of his life in Doylestown. He was a graduate of Boston College and St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, Mass. Vince served as a parish priest in Brockton and Watertown, Mass. and Atlanta, Georgia before being dispensed from his vows in 1969.
He met his wife Deb in 1970 and after searching a new career started selling real estate in Milton, Mass. Following their marriage he and Deb moved to Doylestown to start raising a family in 1973. He sold real estate for Class-Harlan and in 1990 he and John Stachel became partners running the firm later to be joined by Joann Maroney.
In his youth he was proud of attaining Eagle Scout. He was part of many service organizations in Doylestown over the span of 40 years. Vince was a Rotarian first and foremost but also served on the board of Family Services, Doylestown Historical Review Board, Chamber of Commerce, American for Native Americans, Dawn Patrol-Jesus Focus Ministry, Santa Clause for Wrapping Presence to name a few. He was an active member of Trinity Church Buckingham and enjoyed Wednesday morning prayer, conversation and served on the altar in assorted assignments along with taking communion to shut-ins.
He loved company and his swimming pool, never missing a day of swimming while it was open.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three sons: Gregory and Stephanie of Newark DE., Douglas and Kari of Doylestown and Patrick and Megan of Atlanta, GA. He was the proud grandfather of 5: Haelee, Emma, Aidan, Sarah and Jackson. He was the brother of: Carol Ann Lee, of Florida William and Trish of Sarasota, FL., Robert and Patty of Falmouth, Mass., Francis of Falmouth, Mass. and sister-in-law Marie of Revere, Mass. He was predeceased by brothers: James of Boston and Kenneth of Los Angeles.
Relatives and friends are invited to his memorial service 11 a.m., Friday, August 1, 2014 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2631 Durham Road Buckingham. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Vince’s name to: Trinity Episcopal Church Buckingham, c/o Vision 2020, P.O. Box 387 Buckingham, PA 18912.
Betty L. Pollock
Betty L. Pollock, 89 died peacefully at home on Sunday, July 27. She was the daughter of the late Walter and Adelaide Fegley, whom she honored and adored.
A resident of Doylestown for 64 years, she was active in Girl Scouts, the Doylestown Women’s Club and was a secretary for many years to local oral surgeons and an attorney.
Betty enjoyed playing the piano, working on sewing crafts, cooking and making her home beautiful. She loved flowers and was an avid gardener. She also took pleasure and pride in canning and preserving tomatoes and other produce from their garden.
She loved people and helping others, was kind, generous and caring. She didn’t know a stranger.
She is survived by Norman F. Pollock, her beloved husband of 67 years, her daughters; Patricia Pollock Rhoads (Richard) and Virginia Carol Deem (David), as well as seven grandchildren: Nathan Deem (Heidi), Robert Deem (Jaclyn), Kate McKee (Mark), April Arizmendi, Gloria Thompson, Carol Dodd, Rose Rhoads, and 11 great-grandchildren.
She will also be sorely missed by numerous nieces, nephews and precious friends.
She was preceded in death by her siblings, Arlene Fell, Walter Fegley, Norma Glazer, and granddaughters Penny Rhoads Edwards and Patricia Morningstar Rhoads.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday August 2, at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown. Interment will follow at Doylestown Cemetery.
Born in Havre de Grace, Md., she was the daughter of the late James and Mary Morgan Alberts.
Her main activities revolved around her family, whether it was Sunday dinners, vacations in Surf City or cooking for everyone. She loved making everyone feel welcome and overfed. Her favorite times were holidays, always generous to a fault and happiest seeing the family together.
Her funeral service and interment are being held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jeannette’s name may be made to: Doylestown Hospital Hospice, c/o Development Office, 595 West State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901.
Patricia Harren, 85, of Doylestown, passed away on July 25, 2014 surrounded by her family. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Richard E. Harren, Sr.
Born in Manhattan, NY, she was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Luby and Martha Magnuson Luby; her siblings: Walter Luby Jr., Gladys Luby Egan, Joan Luby Stahl and Edward Luby.
Patricia had a passion for art that was evident in everything she did and wore. Her life and home were her canvasses. She found profound beauty in a simple rose, the sight of a butterfly, had a deep appreciation for music and was a seeker of knowledge. Her greatest joy was her family.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her five children: Richard E. Harren, Jr., Glenn Harren, Jill Harren Wilson (James), Mark Harren, Neil Harren (Rosemary); her ten grandchildren: Christopher Harren (Jennifer), Danielle Byrd (James), Peter Harren (Kayla Skogh), Richard Parker, James Harren (Katie Brier), William Parker, Samantha Harren, Alexandra Harren, Maxwell Harren and Sara Wilson: her great-grandaughter, Sylvia Harren and her sister, Marilyn Elliott.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, August 9th at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown. Friends may call from 2 p.m., until the time of the service.
Terrance G. Mazenko
Terrance G. Mazenko, of Doylestown, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at his residence. He was 69 and the husband for 49 years of Lorraine (Novotney) Mazenko.
Born in Rosebud, PA, he was the son of the late Joseph and Thelma Killion Mazenko.
Terry proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
He retired after many years from the Rolling Division of USX Steel. Afterward, he started his own landscaping business and also became the care taker at Mechanicsville Cemetery, Mechanicsville.
Terry loved traveling and spending time with his wife and family. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He was also a passionate Phillies fan and golfer.
In addition to his loving wife, Terry is survived by his daughter: Kimberly Kenney, wife of David, of Quakertown; his son: Derek Mazenko, husband of Laurie, of Perkasie and his 2 grandchildren: Shannon Kenney and Brett Kenney. Being one of 13 children, Terry is also survived by 5 brothers, 3 sisters and numerous nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral service 5 p.m., Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown, where friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m., prior to the service. Interment will be 2 p.m., Monday, July 28, 2014, in Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Road, Newtown, PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Terry’s name may be made to: Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 or to: Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.
Mary Elizabeth Luce
Mary Elizabeth "Beth" Luce of Doylestown, died Tuesday, July 8, 2014. She was 55.
Beth received her undergraduate
She served in the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office before joining the law firm of Pratt, Brett, & Luce, where she worked for over 20 years.
Beth was an active member of her
community, serving on the board of mental health advocacy group Voice and
Vision, Inc. and was a member of
Beth is survived by her loving husband, William; her two sons: Maxwell and Nicholas; a sister Barbara Williams and a brother Michael Smolens, as well as numerous in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family will receive guests from
9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass Friday, July 11, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions is Beth’s name may be made to LaSalle Academy, 1434 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19122; Voice and Vision, Inc., 600 Louis Dr., Suite 106, Warminster, PA 18974; or the American Cancer Society, 480 Norristown Road, Suite 150, Blue Bell, PA 19422-2329, www.cancer.org/donate.
Joseph Manca Jr.
Joseph Manca Jr. of Warminster, died Monday, July 7, 2014, at his residence at Ann’s Choice. He was 89 and the husband of the late Teresa Aglialoro Manca, who passed away in 1996.
Joseph proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association, Branch 146 in Warminster and the USS Saratoga Alumni Association.
Survivors include his son, Lorenzo Joseph Manca, husband of Jane, of North Wales; his daughters, Cynthia Sarah Manca of Virginia and Vivienne Manca Smith, wife of Dennis, of Virginia; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; his brother, Anthony Manca, husband of Rita, of New York and his sister, Eleanor Camarda, wife of Sevario “Sam”, of New York.
Joseph was preceded in death by his daughter, Laura Felicia Edens; and his brother, Frank Manca.
Relatives and friends are invited to
his funeral service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 12, at Reed and Steinbach Funeral
Home, 2335 Lower State Rd., Doylestown, where friends may call from 9:30 a.m.
until the time of the service. Interment will follow in
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions in Joseph’s name may be made to U.S. Navy Memorial,
Martha K. Snyder
Rev. Robert N. McIntyre
Rev. Robert Nelson McIntyre of Doylestown, was
welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven by his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ,
Thursday, July 3, 2014. He victoriously fought the battle of colon cancer and
Parkinson's through God's strength and joy over the past 20 years. Romans 8:18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth
comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
Born in Philadelphia,
to Elizabeth (Caddle) and Robert N. McIntyre Sr., he had one sister, Mrs.
Margaret (McGovern) McKnight deceased (married to Edward McKnight), and one
brother, Lawrence David McIntyre (married to Eleanor McCartney, deceased).
Robert graduated from Northeast High School (1942) and attended Philadelphia
College of the Bible, Temple University and graduated from the Reformed
Episcopal Theological Seminary (1956).
was the loving husband of Margaret June McIntyre (Golle) for 67 years and he was
the proud father of his four children, Melody McIntyre Nichols (Ted) of
Doylestown, Robin Lynn Swann (Douglas) of Clayton, Calif., Dawn Sherrie Miller
(Mark) of Sanford, Fla. and Robert Keith McIntyre (Sandy) of Perkasie. He was
lovingly called Pop Pop and Grandpa by his six grandchildren, Jayme Chen
(Channing), Megan Atoigue (Adam), T. Philip Nichols, Brittany Miller, Marshal
Miller, and Rylee McIntyre; and his two great-grandchildren, Ian and Karis Chen.
He was "Uncle Bob" and "Uncle Mac" to numerous nieces and nephews.
War II as a night-bomber turret gunner over Japan, "Mac" McIntyre promised God
that he would serve Him with his entire life, if his life would be spared when
flying back to his aircraft carrier without lights on the ship and when running
low on fuel as he was returning from a mission. The promise resulted in his
dedicated passion to proclaim God's grace and love as a pastor in the Reformed
Episcopal Church. He started three churches in Bucks County, Pa., St. Philips in
Warminster (1955), Emmanuel Church of Four Brooks in Pipersville (1962) and
Redemption Church, Center Valley/Quakertown (1991). Affectionately called "Mr.
Mac", he was the founder and first director of Four Brooks Reformed Episcopal
Bible Conference in Pipersville, and was honored to be president of the
International Christian Camp and Conference Association. The denomination
extended its borders to the west coast of the United States as he ministered and
did church planting as Field Superintendent of the Board of National Church
Extension. His sense of humor, smile, and love for the Lord were evident to all
who met him.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m,
Thursday, July 10, at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road,
Doylestown. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 12, at
Emmanuel Reformed Episcopal Church of Four Brooks, 80 Smithtown Rd (at Cafferty
Road), Pipersville, PA 18947. Interment will be held privately in Washington
Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made in Rev. McIntyre's name to missionaries of the
donor's choice furthering the Gospel or to: PVAMC/PADRECC, 3900 Woodland Ave
#127-P, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (VA Parkinson's Clinic) Attention: Dawn
Betty Jane Martin
Betty Jane Martin a longtime resident of Doylestown died Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Doylestown Hospital. She was 69 years old and the wife of the late Thomas Edward Martin who passed in 2003.
Born in New Hope, Betty Jane was the daughter of the late Marie Haas and John L. Arms Sr.
Betty Jane married Tom when she was 17 and built a life together with him and their two children, Randy and Robert.
An animal lover, she always had a place for her pets, especially Honey, her last pet Pekingese. She loved attending crafts shows or demonstrations. She was a people person who loved talking with others.
She worked in retail at Grant’s Department Store and as a nurse’s aide at Briar Leaf Nursing Home.
She welcomed her grandchildren, Michael and Thomas. She cared deeply for her family and friends and will be missed greatly.
Surviving are her sons: Randy Martin, his wife, Maryanna and Robert Martin; her grandsons: Michael and Thomas; her sisters: Darlene Voorhees and Helen Kallatch, her husband, Edward; her brother, John Arms Jr., as well as her nieces Bonnie and Tammy and nephews: Edward (Jen) and Scott (Sheri) and their families.
Betty Jane’s funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Monday, July 7 at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown where the family will receive guests from 12 noon until the time of the service. Interment will follow in Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Prospectville.
Flowers are appreciated however, memorial contributions in Betty Jane’s name may be made to Doylestown Hospital, 595 West State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901.
Adelaide G. Tonkinson
Adelaide G. Tonkinson, a resident of Doylestown since 2007, formerly of Southampton and Holland, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Golden Living Center.
Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late George Gray and Adelaide Barr.
Adgie was a 1947 graduate of the Springfield Township High School in Montgomery County.
During her working years, she operated several pet shops, supported a pet supply business and ultimately found her passion as a floral designer working for Feeney’s Nursery in Feasterville.
Surviving her are three children: Tyrone Tonkinson, his wife, Linda; John Tonkinson and Susan Tonkinson as well as her four grandchildren: Cassandra, Luke, Dana, and Katerina.
Relatives and friends are in invited to Adgie’s funeral service 11 a.m., Saturday, June 28 at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown, where the family will receive guests from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Adgie’s name may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Harold Catz, a lifelong resident of
Doylestown and community servant, died at
He was the beloved husband of Mary, with whom he celebrated 57 years of marriage in November; and father of Colette Bannan of Doylestown; Karen MacDonald, wife of Charles, of Bethlehem; Lisa Catz of Doylestown and Michele Joel, wife of Linta, of Tokyo, Japan; grandfather of Shawn, Andrew (Rachel), Michael (Amber), Paul (Anna), Stephen (Theresa), David, Ruth (Colby), Rachel, Abigail, Kaion, Ian, Illumi, Elianna and Kaila; and great-grandfather of Somerled, Abraham, Stirling, Flora and Winfield. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Kaion.
Harold served in the Coast Guard after high school, returning to Doylestown to open Edison Furniture Store, which he kept in operation for 56 years, as well as working as a realtor. He had been a borough council member for 16 years and vice president for many years. Harold was JCI senator, lifelong member and past president of Lions Club ('80 to '81 and '99 to '00) and Melvin Jones Fellow.
He was a risk-taker, an entrepreneur and an independent thinker, with a love of travel, having traveled around the world.
Harold will be remembered as a man who was always ready to help, always dependable, honest, hard-working. He was a powerful man without uttering a word.
Relatives and friends are invited to
his memorial service at 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 24, at the Reed and Steinbach
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions in Harold’s name may be made to: Lenape Valley Foundation,
Charles Conrad Jr.
Margaret E. Duffy
Ben P. Pisarek
Ben P. Pisarek, of Bethlehem, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg Campus. He was 92 and the husband of the late Carol Pisarek, who passed away in 1989.
Born in Buckingham, he was the son of the late Roch and Margaret Braduch Pisarek.
In his younger days, Ben was one of the first farmers in the Bucks County area.
After graduating high school, Ben proudly served his country during WW II in the United States Army, where he attained the rank of Corporal.
He loved painting and worked most of his life as a commercial artist. Ben also loved photography, being in the sun and carpentry, making many of his own frames.
Survivors include his daughters: Jodi Pisarek, wife of Anthony, of Sayreville, New Jersey; Nancy O’Connell, wife of Pat, of Orefield and Lisa Wolf, wife of Bill, of Kunkletown; his grandchildren: Will and Sasha.
Relatives and friends are invited to Ben’s graveside service 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at Doylestown Cemetery, 215 E. Court Street, Doylestown.
Memorial contributions in Ben’s name may be made to Bucks County S.P.C.A., P.O. Box 277, Lahaska, PA 18931.
Gloria S. Waid
Gloria S. Waid of Doylestown died on May 19th, 2014 peacefully in her home surrounded by her family. She was 86 years old.
Born in Union Beach , New Jersey, Gloria was the daughter of the late Harry and Matilda Barkley Stott Howells.
She lived 30 years of her life in Feasterville, PA before moving to Doylestown.
Gloria worked many years in retail for Woolworth's and was a member of both the Feasterville Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Doylestown. She was the proud and loving matriarch of her family.
She is survived by her daughter: Nancy Cziriak (Werner); her son, Thomas Waid; her five grandchildren: Steven Laphen (Amanda), Jeffrey Laphen (Heather), Bill Laphen (Eileen), Megan Cziriak, and Kurt Cziriak and her seven great-grandchildren: Emily, Liam and Isla Laphen, Sydney and Morgan Laphen, and Katrina and Bridgette Pepin.
Her funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Friday, May 23rd at the Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown, where friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will follow in Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Gloria's name may be made to Doylestown Hospital Hospice, c/o Development Office, 595 West State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901.
John A. Millane
John Arthur "Jay" Millane of Doylestown passed away quietly on Sunday May 11, 2014. He was 78. He was the beloved husband for 53 years of Elaine Myers Millane.
Born in and raised in Ludlow, MA, he was the son of the late John Joseph Millane and Thorstina (Tina) Olsen Millane.
Jay was a 1954 graduate of Ludlow High School. He graduated from Lehigh University in 1958 with a degree in Metallurgical Engineering. He was a member of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity and held dear the close and lifelong friendships he established with his brothers. Upon graduation, Jay was commissioned in the Army, serving in Germany from 1958-1960. For the last 53 years, he and his wife Elaine have made their home in the Doylestown area where they raised their family.
Next to his family, Jay dedicated his life to the business established by his great-grandfather, the Tinius Olsen Testing Machine Company in Horsham, PA. Jay began working for Tinius Olsen in 1961, serving as President from 1971 – 2001. Jay worked with his cousin, Charles Robert Tait Jr., to manage the company through several milestones most family companies don’t achieve: 100 years of operation and fifth generation family leadership. He retired in 2001 after 40 years of dedicated service and remained Chairman of the Board through his passing in 2014.
In his professional career, Jay was an active participant and held leadership positions in key industry standards bodies. He served as an ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) Board Member from 1986 through 1993, as Chairman of the ASTM Board of Directors in 1991 and was the Chairman of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to the International Standards Organization Committee on Mechanical Testing. For his service, he was the recipient of the ASTM Award of Merit in 1985 and of the prestigious William T. Cavanaugh Memorial Award in 2000.
Upon his death, ASTM established and awarded Jay as the first recipient, the John A. “Jay” Millane Award for outstanding contributions in providing a strong and sustained voice for ASTM International and ensuring the necessary coordination with the appropriate ASTM groups responsible for standards on mechanical testing of materials, during the development of related standards by other international organizations.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son: Mark Millane of Longmont, Colorado, his wife, Lynn, and their children, James (Jay) and Chantal: his daughter, Marilyn Eckert, of Springfield, Virginia, her husband, William, and their children: John and David; and his son: Michael Millane of Cave Creek, Arizona, his wife, Robyn, and their children: Shelby and Alexandra Farrar and Andrew and Sydney Millane. He is also survived by his sister, Jean Keene of Etna, New Hampshire and his brother, David Millane of Baltimore, Maryland.
A dedicated family man and friend to all who met and knew him, he leaves a legacy of service and simple kindness. He was a founding member of the Lenape Valley Church where he served as both Elder and Deacon in addition to many years as a member of the choir.
He was an avid student of history and a passionate Philadelphia sports fan and he enjoyed passing these joys on to his children and grandchildren . He also enjoyed travel which included trips to Norway, Australia, New Zealand, China, Spain, Portugal and Ireland during his retirement years. What he enjoyed most, however, was traveling to and spending time with, the family he held dear.
A Memorial Service in celebration of Jay’s life will be held 11 am., Saturday, May 31 at Lenape Valley Church, 351 West Butler Avenue, New Britain, PA 18901. Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, May 30 at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown, PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the: John A. Millane '58 Endowed Scholarship Fund, Lehigh University's Office of Gift Planning, 27 Memorial Drive West, Bethlehem, PA 18015-3086 or to Lenape Valley Church Memorial Fund at the address above.
Steven M. Galaton
Steven M. Galaton a longtime resident of Doylestown, died on Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 at his home. He was 63 years old and the husband of Diane L. Galaton.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Steve was the son of Martin and Eileen Safalow Galaton of Del Ray Beach, Florida.
Steve graduated from Cherry Hill West High School and received his Bachelor's in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware. He received his Master's Degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He was employed by several regional chemical companies including Air Products and Arkema. Most recently he headed A-Gas Performance Chemicals based in Doylestown. Steve had many international friends from years of travel in Europe, Mexico and the Far East. He was an avid golfer and wine connoisseur.
In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by his daughters: Blaire Galaton-Kelleher, her husband, Brian and Kerry Galaton; his brother, Michael, his dog, Rebel and grand-puppy, Wilson. He will also be sadly missed by his longtime neighbors and friends from Pine Mill Circle.
Relatives and friends are invited to to his memorial service at 12 p.m., Tuesday, May 13th at Reed and Steinbach, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown where the family will receive guests from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Steve's name may be made to: National Brain Tumor Society, 55 Chapel Street, Suite 200, Newton, MA 02458 or Last Chance Ranch, 9 Beck Rd. Quakertown, PA 18951.
Ralph E. Wagner
George G. Anthos
George G. Anthos of Dublin passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Praxis Alzheimer’s Facility in Easton. He was 85, and the friend for 71 years and husband for 59 years of Lolita M. Anthos.
Robert J. Szeman
Robert J. Szeman of Sellersville lost his battle to cancer Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Grand View Hospital. He was 58.
Alice S. Kohn
Alice Salter Kohn of (Eureka) Chalfont passed away Friday, May 2, 2014, at Abington Hospice Warminster. She was 86 and the wife of the late William Kohn III, who passed in 2007.
Paul B. Landt
William Lloyd, III
William “Bill” Lloyd, III of Doylestown Township passed away on April 14th 2014 at his home. He was 82 years old and the loving husband of Patricia Lloyd for 57 years.
Born in Salida, Colorado, he was the son of late Grace Harris Lloyd and William Lloyd, Jr.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three children: son, Tod Lloyd, and daughters, Jenny Penn (John), and Kristine Moser (Joe). Bill and Pat also have six grandchildren: Robert, Nick, Maia, Emma, Joey, and Kimberly.
Bill attended University of Colorado Boulder and majored in Electrical Engineering. He met his wife in Boulder, Colorado while both of them were attending the university. They married in 1956. Bill graduated from University of Texas, Texas Western with a B.S. in Physics in 1958. After graduating from Texas Western, Bill began working for Remington Rand in 1958 as a Field Engineer. Bill remained with the company Univac (Unisys Corporation), working in executive corporate management positions until his retirement in 2001.
Prior to settling in Doylestown Township with their family in 1974, Bill and Pat lived in various parts of the country that included Texas, New York, California, Missouri and Illinois while he worked for Unisys. Bill remained active as a resident and volunteer in the Doylestown Township for 40 years.
During retirement, Bill was active in a variety of local community projects and service in the Doylestown Township. In 2005, he was awarded and recognized for his dedication to volunteer service for the Delaware Valley College. Bill became a Master Gardener in 2001 and later the vice chair on the Master Gardner’s Steering Committee. As a Master Gardener, he volunteered at the Henry Schmeider Arboretum at Delaware Valley College, Neshaminy Manor and at the Honey Hollow Nature Center, Bucks County Audubon Society. He was also chair for the Arboretum Advisory Board Council.
In 2001, Bill began attending classes at the Center for Learning in Retirement (CLR) at Delaware Valley College. He served as vice chair and later chair on the CLR Board from 2003 to 2012. His engagement with CLR remained active throughout his years of retirement. In addition to his commitment and devotion to CLR, he was active with the Aging Task Force for the Doylestown Township, becoming chair of the Regional Central Bucks Aging Taskforce in 2005. Bill was very devoted to the protection of watersheds and the importance of preserving land and water sources in the community, and as a means to fulfill this interest he served on the Environmental Advisory Council for the Doylestown Township Board. Further underscoring his commitment to public service, he served as an elected Judge of Elections for District 8 from 2009 to 2014.
Bill enjoyed traveling, and his most favorite destinations included frequent trips to Colorado, New York City and the Jersey Shore. He enjoyed bird watching, gardening, Broadway plays, museums and art galleries as he traveled with his wife and family.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service, 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown where the family will receive guests from 10 a.m., until the time of the service. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bill’s name may be made to: Doylestown Hospital Hospice, c/o Development Office, 595 West State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901.
Carol Venter, of Doylestown, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Abington Hospice at Warminster, following a strong and courageous battle with cancer. She was 53.
Born in New York, NY, she was the daughter of Marie Adele (Russo) Venter and the late John Gerald Venter.
Carol was a former teachers aide at Mill Creek Elementary School. For the last 6 years she worked at ICON Medical Imaging in Warrington.
Known for her famous baked clams, Carol loved to cook. She also loved music and making people laugh.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her daughters: Barbara Haug and Alexis “Tex” Haug, both of Doylestown; her brother: John Venter, of New York and her sister: Gene Marie D’Amico, wife of Joe, of New York, as well as many wonderful friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 4, at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown and to her funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at Doylestown United Methodist Church, 320 East Swamp Road, Doylestown.
Thomas J. McGarry
Thomas Joseph McGarry, a former resident of Doylestown, died on March 17 at his home in New Rochelle, NY. He was 64 years old.
Born in Scranton PA, he was the son of Joseph P. McGarry and the late Helen F. Shaughnessy McGarry.
Tom grew up in Linwood NJ. He lived most of his adult life in New Jersey and was a graduate of Trenton State College. During the Vietnam War, Tom served for two years as an Aviation Ordnanceman on the U.S.S. John F. Kennedy. After his active duty, Tom was a member of the Naval Air Reserve based at Willow Grove (PA) Naval Air Station.
Tom is survived by his father, Joseph P. McGarry of Warminster, PA; his sisters: Patricia Kraeer of Malvern, PA; Maryellen Goodwin (John) of Atlantic City NJ; Ann Gabrielson (Thomas) of State College PA; Margaret Eden (Robert) of Chester Springs PA and brothers: Mark McGarry (Sylvia) of Lansdale PA; Joseph McGarry (Ann McBride) of Perkasie PA; and Brian McGarry (Constance) of Downingtown, PA. He is also survived by sixteen nieces and nephews and five grand nieces and nephews.
His Funeral Service, Mass and Interment on March 23 and 24 will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Tom’s name may be made to: Honor Flight Philadelphia Program Attn: Andrew Schiavello, 7 Windsor Circle, Springfield, PA 19064 (www.honorflightphiladelphia.org) or to: Wounded Warrier
Project, Post Ooffice Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 (www.woundedwarriorproject.org.)
Noreen A. Scaliti
Noreen Ann (Haran) Scaliti, a 50 year resident of Doylestown died on Thursday, March 13, surrounded by her family at Wesley Enhanced Living Center. She was 79 years old. She was the wife of the late Lewis A. Scaliti, who passed in 1991.
Born in 1935 in Brooklyn, NY, she is the daughter of the late Emmett Haran and Nora Whelan Haran.
She was a 1952 graduate of Catherine McCauley High School in New York. Noreen and husband Lewis moved the family to the Doylestown area in 1962. She was a full time stay-at-home Mom through the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, graduating all 5 children from Central Bucks schools and 5 colleges.
She was a devout Roman Catholic and lifetime parishioner at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister. She also volunteered with Meals on Wheels and the Bloodmobile at Mt. Carmel.
She cherished her sun-drenched summer days at the Doylestown Country Club pool. For those that knew her, she was funny, strong and courageous, handling life’s many challenges with grace and a distinct bellowing laugh. She was always quick to share her experience, strength and hope with others in need. Aside from her epic strength and wit, she was known as a wonderful wife, Hall-of-Fame Mom (and 12-time Nana) by friends and neighbors in Doylestown.
Noreen is survived by her five loving children, sons: Doug (Debbie) of Lahaska; Paul (Toni) of Bernardsville, NJ; Patrick (Alba) of Doylestown; Michael (Michele) of Schwenksville and her daughter: Jeannine (Dave) Lodwig of Springtown. She will be missed by her 12 grandchildren: Mara, Kyra, and Lewis Scaliti of Lahaska; Jessica, Andra, and Cara Scaliti of Bernardsville; Jack and Gianna Scaliti of Schwenksville and Annie Grace, Patrick, Owen, and Molly Lodwig of Springtown.
Noreen was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Haran.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 17, 2014 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 235 East State Street, Doylestown. Friends may call from 9 a.m., until the time of Mass. Interment will follow in Doylestown Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Michael F. Scaliti, 4342 Annandale Drive, Schwenksville, PA 19473 for the benefit of an anonymous charity previously designated by Noreen.
Carole M. O’Malley
Carole Marie O’Malley, of Furlong, died on March 12, 2014. She was 70 years old. She was the wife of Joseph Richard O’Malley.
Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Loretta Kullman Gishen.
A graduate of St. Hubert’s High School in Philadelphia, Carole was a teacher’s aide at Bridge Valley Elementary School, having worked at Mill Creek Elementary School and Our Lady of Mount Carmel grade school. She was a loving mother figure and good friend to all who knew her in each of these communities over the years.
Married on November 25th, Carole is survived by her husband of 47 years, Joseph, of Furlong; her son and daughter-in-law, Justin O’Malley and Heather Nardone of Swarthmore; her daughter and son-in-law Whitney and Kyle Lundy of Downingtown, as well as her grandchildren: Connor and Jackson O’Malley of Swarthmore, and Miles Lundy of Downingtown.
Relatives and friends are invited to her funeral Mass, 11 a.m., Monday, March 17 at St. Cyril of Jerusalem Church, 1410 Almshouse Road, Jamison where the family will receive guests from 9:30 a.m. until the time of remembrances beginning at 10:45. Interment will follow Mass in St. John Neumann Cemetery, Chalfont.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Carole’s name may be made to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Robert F. Ruehl
Robert Furman Ruehl of Doylestown, died on Monday, February 3, 2014. He was 73. He was the beloved husband of Cheryl Kay (Rufe) Ruehl with whom he shared over 41 years of marriage. They were lifetime residents of Bucks County.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elizabeth and Victor Ruehl, Jr. and a brother, Terry.
Bob was a graduate of Central Bucks High School, Williams College and The Law School of the University of Virginia. He had practiced law for over 44 years in Doylestown.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Services and interment were private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bob’s name may be made to: St. Thomas Episcopal Church, P. O. Box 247, Fort Washington, PA 19034 or to: Bucks County S.P.C.A., P. O. Box 277, Lahaska, PA 18931.
Harry K. Zimmerman, Sr.
John T. Brown, Jr.
John T. Brown, Jr. of Doylestown passed on Friday, January 24, 2014. He was 85 years old. John was the husband of Ruth C. Deal-Groves.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he was the son of the late Naomi D. Snyder Brown and John T. Brown, Sr.
John lived abroad and in various states on the east coast, but considered Bucks County home.
He was a graduate of Johns Hopkins University. He worked for IBM for 38 years as a Senior Marketing Manager and Manager Consultant. John was a principal of his own consulting firm for 4 years, leading information study teams in the U.S. and Europe. He also served as Secretary/Treasurer for his wife’s business, The Celtic Pavilion.
John was active in Episcopal Church for many years in Pennsylvania and Delaware, serving on the vestries of 6 churches and/or as a member of Finance Committees, Accounting Warden, Building Committees and Senior Warden/Rector’s Warden.
He was active with Habitat for Humanity: Sussex County, Delaware: Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Founding President, Chairman-Fund-raising and in Bucks County as past treasurer, past director and board member and construction volunteer. John was past president of the Plumstead Lions Club and of the Lewes, Delaware Lions Club, also serving on the Board of Directors there. He was a member of the Doylestown Rotary Club serving as the Maasai Well Project Coordinator and had been honored with the Maasai Staff of Leadership.
Additionally, he was chair of Johns Hopkins University Eastern Shore Alumni; Member of the City of Lewes Long Range Planning Implementation Committee; Shipcarpenter Square Homeowner’s Association: Trustee and President; Lewes Chamber of Commerce: Executive Director; Sierra Club: Chair of Sussex County Chapter; Upper Makefield Township Planning Commission; Special Equestrians: Board of Directors, Fund Raising, Director 5k Race and a Free Mason.
John was passionate about his family, as well as, “Gus the Griffon,” champion JW Top Gun of Tidewater; dog shows; traveling; literature and people.
In addition to his wife, Ruth, he is survived by his three children: Jeffrey J. Brown, his wife, Barbara A., of Doylestown; Lydia L. Hertzler, her husband, Glenn J., of Doylestown and J. Thomas Brown, III, his wife, Deborah S., of Richmond. He is also survived by six grandsons: Jeffrey J. and James Brown; Collen A. and Ian N. Hertzler; Russell C. and Justin A. Brown; three granddaughters, Katharine E. and Rachael A. Brown, Lindsay E. Brown and three great-grandsons: Henry T. Hertzler, Alexander T. and Jack C. Brown.
Relatives and friends are invited to his memorial service at 1 p.m., February 1st at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 84 EastOakland St., Doylestown. Interment will follow in Doylestown Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in John T. Brown, Jr.’s name to: Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County, 31 Oak Ave., Suite 100 Chalfont, PA. 18914 http://habitatbucks.org/donate or to: Doylestown Rotary Club Scholarship Fund, Doylestown Rotary Club, P.O. Box 207, Doylestown, PA. 18901.
Robert E. Shull
Robert E. Shull of Doylestown died Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at his home at Wesley Enhanced Living with family around him. He was 99 years old. Robert was the husband for 68 years of the late Pearl B. Shull.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio he was the son of the late J. Bert Shull and Mayme E. Davis.
During World War II he served with the 3rd Army, 104th Evacuation Hospital, having earned the Bronze Star. He was a graduate of Miami (OH) University with a BS degree in Business.
He was an avid tennis player, competing in national tournaments into his 80s.
Robert is survived by a son: David Shull and his wife, Sandra, of Baltimore, MD and daughters: Kathleen Herzog and her husband, David, of Warrington and Robin Logan and her husband, Kent, of Tega Cay, SC, as well as six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to his memorial service, 10 a.m., Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown. Interment will be private.
Lisa E. DiStefano
Lisa E. DiStefano of Doylestown passed away on Friday night January 10 with her family by her side. She was 47 years young. She was the wife of John DiStefano.
Born and raised in Doylestown, she was the daughter of Patricia Foster Kardane and the late Leonard Kardane.
Lisa graduated from Delaware Valley College. She worked as an accountant for 20 years at Foster and Kardane, owned and operated the Plumsteadville Inn for the next 7 years and was currently working as a bookkeeper at Keenan Mercedes in Doylestown.
Lisa enjoyed helping others, spending time in her garden and sitting on the beach with her family.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her two sons: John and Joe; their dog, Sonny; her brothers: Mike Kardane (Jill); Bruce Kardane (Robin) and David Kardane and her sisters, Pam Parsons (Wayne); Debbie Kardane (Todd) and Mindy Vieira (Tom).
Relatives and friends are invited to her funeral service, 1 p.m., Thursday, January 16 at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown. The family will receive guests from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., prior to the service. Interment will follow the service in Doylestown Cemetery, Doylestown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Lisa’s name to the Bucks County S.P.C.A., P. O. Box 277, Lahaska, PA 18931.
Dorothy C.K. Smith
Dorothy C.K. Smith, of Doylestown, died Friday, January 10, 2014 at Pine Run Lakeview. She was 104 and the wife of the late Max W. Smith.
Born in Upper Black Eddy, PA, she was the daughter of the late Jonas and Lucinda Cochran Kilmer.
Dorothy lived most of her life in Doylestown. Dorothy and her husband Max owned and operated a coal sales and trucking business in Doylestown in the 1930's to the 1950's. They then owned and operated Doylestown Motors Truck and Auto Sales through the 1960's.
She was a member of the Doylestown Presbyterian Church. Dorothy enjoyed cooking and baking, but most of all was spending time with her family.
She is survived by her son: Richard Smith wife Marlene of Danboro, PA. Also surviving our her twelve grandchildren: Rich Smith, Jolene Smith, Patricia Gorg, Carol Smith, Cheryl Doran, Scott Seiz, Duane Seiz, Sharon DeCrew, Bruce Smith Jr., David Smith, Linda Smith, and Wayne Smith. As well as 17 great grandchildren and 4 great-great granchildren
She was preceded in death by two daughters: Gloria Smith and Joan Seiz and a son, Bruce Smith.
Relatives and friends are invited to her Funeral Service 10am Wednesday, January 15,2014 at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown. Where friends may call from 9am till the time of the service. Interment will follow in Upper Tinicum Cemetery, Upper Black Eddy, PA
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Dorothy’s name may be made to Doylestown Presbyterian Church, 127 East Court Street Doylestown, PA 18901 or to Doylestown Hospital C/O Development Office, 595 West State Street Doylestown, PA 18901
The family would like to thank Pine Run Lakeview for all the loving care they provided for Dororthy and a special thanks to her nieces: Geraldine, Virginia, Arlyce, and the late Evelyn for their weekly visits.
Carolyn M. Moyer
Carolyn Mary Moyer, nee, Anderson, of Spring House Estates died on Wednesday, January 8, 2014. She was 86. She was preceded in death by her husband, Erwin Thomas Moyer, and her brothers, Leroy L. Anderson and William T. Anderson.
For over twenty-five years she was a reading tutor at Silver Springs - Martin Luther School, where she earned recognition as the longest-serving volunteer. She served all her life in a variety of church, school and community positions and in her family.
She is survived by her daughter, Susan Brookhart (Frank): son, Tom Moyer (Sue); her grandchildren: Carol Brookhart, Rachel Brookhart, Dan Cooper (Erin), Becky Woody (Bryan) and great-grandchildren: Matthew and Jacob Woody.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a..m, Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 120 North Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038. Friends may call from 10:30 a.m., until the time of the service. Interment will follow in Ivy Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Carolyn’s name may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, at the address above or to Silver Springs - Martin Luther School, 512 West Township Line Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462-1001.
Brenda L. Brown
Brenda L. Brown, passed away January 7, 2014 at Doylestown Hospital after a valiant battle with cancer, at age 55. She was the beloved wife and friend of Joseph E. Brown for over 36 years.
A resident of Perkasie, Brenda was born in Lewisburg, PA; the daughter of Roger and Nancy Watts. She lived most of her life in Doylestown.
Brenda was our loving wife, friend, mother and Mommom.
A 1976 graduate of Central Bucks High School West, she spent most of her professional life as a retail manager, most recently with Macy’s. Brenda was an active member of her church, a believer of faith, a giver of charity, an avid quilter and seamstress and a mother to all. She loved her work and took pride in all she did. Even in death, she gave; donating her corneas so others might see. Her greatest joys were her grandchildren and the beach.
In addition to her husband and parents, Brenda is survived by her children: Joseph Brown of Perkasie; Amy Brown of Perkasie and Joshua Brown of Doylestown and her grandchildren: Philip, Zoe, Ayden and Clayton. Also surviving are her siblings: Linda Morgan of Warminster, Alicia Kear of Doylestown, Robert Watts of Dublin and Lori Trimble of Spinnerstown; her grandmother, Anna Snyder of Milton, PA; and her in-laws, Lee and Mary Brown of Mechanicsville. She also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, in-laws, cousins and friends; she considered everyone family. She was predeceased by her grandparents; Glenn Snyder, Sr., Earl and Ethel Watts; great-grandparents Clara and Stoner and brother Glenn.
Funeral services are open to the public and will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, January 13, 2014 at Peace Lutheran Church, 100 Old Bethlehem Road, Perkasie, PA 18944. Friends may call from 10a.m. until the time of her service. Interment will follow in Doylestown Cemetery, Doylestown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Brenda’s name may be made to: Peace Lutheran Church, at the address above or to Pennridge FISH, P.O. Box 9, Perkasie, PA 18944 ( a non-profit food pantry serving the Pennridge area).