John H. Ferrino Sr.

John H. Ferrino Sr. of Philadelphia, formerly of Bucks County, passed away Friday, June 5, 2015. He was 93.

He served in World War II and proudly fought in the Battle of the Bulge, where he received a Bronze Star.

John is survived by his son, John and his wife, Susan, and two grandsons, Matthew and Christopher.
"He is not really gone if we remember him."

Interment was held privately in Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in John's name may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, Greater Delaware Valley, 30 South 17th St., Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4001.

 

John F. DiPete


John F. DiPete (Giovanni Francisco DiPete) age 84, a long time resident of Doylestown, passed away Sunday night, May 31, 2015, peacefully at home with his loving wife of 63 years, Ella J. DiPete, by his side.


Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Frank and Rose (Gisondi) DiPete.

In addition to his wife, John is survived by his three daughters: Dianne M. Nowicki, her husband, Alan; Kimberly A. Conley, her husband, Andrew and Suzette D. Taylor, her husband, William, as well as 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

John attended Temple University, was the former owner and operator of Capitol Electronics and Delmar Enterprises for 60+ years in Warminster. He was the former President of Rhawnhurst Lions Club; former President of Doylestown Airport Association and Master of multiple languages.

John was a devoted and loving husband, a best friend, best dad there could ever be. He loved to cook and always wanted to feed people. John was a true craftsman, engineer, pilot, brew master of wine and beer and ultimate teacher to all. His knowledge of so many topics was vast and he loved to share with everyone. He was a true history buff.

His memorial service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, June 6, 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, the family requests donations in John’s memory be made to: American Cancer Society, 480 Norristown Road - Suite 150, Blue Bell, PA 19422-2329.

 

Frank O. Kaminski

Frank O. Kaminski of Doylestown died Sunday, May 31, 2015, at his residence. He was 76.
He was the husband for 50 years of Mona (Jammal) Kaminski.
Born in Torrington, Conn., he was the son of the late Frank and Anna Marie Kaminski.
Frank served in the U.S. Marine Corps for nine years and finished his duty as an embassy guard in Beirut, Lebanon, where he met Mona.
He worked as a surveyor for Gilmore & Associates, Inc. for 30 years, retiring in 2000.
He enjoyed history and geography, carpentry and bird watching.
In addition to his wife, Frank is survived by his daughter, Miriam Granger and her husband, Tom of Doylestown; his son, Karl Kaminski of New York City; and his brothers, John Kaminski and his wife, Joyce, and Donald Kaminski and his wife, Patricia, both of Connecticut.
Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Frank's name may be made to Society of St. Vincent de Paul, c/o Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 235 E. State St., Doylestown, PA 18901.

 

Mary Montes
Mary Montes of Doylestown was called home to God Saturday, May 30, 2015. She was 99.
She was the wife of the late Steven Montes.
Mary proudly served in life as a registered nurse for over 50 years.
She is survived by her daughter, Stephanie Cronin; her grandsons, Larry and Francis Rooney and her great-grandson, L.J. Rooney.
Relatives and friends are invited to her funeral service, 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 3, at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown, where the family will receive guests from 6 p.m., until the time of the service. Interment will be held privately in Holy Savior Cemetery, Bethlehem.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Mary's name be made to Pine Run Lakeview, 2425 Lower State Road, Doylestown, PA 18901 or Pine Run Community, 777 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA 18901, honoring their caring commitment to her.

 

Dorothy M. Stenken


Dorothy May (Kelly) Stenken peacefully passed into the afterlife on May 23, 2015.


Dorothy was born in 1927 - the day Charles Lindbergh made his solo voyage by plane across the Atlantic Ocean.

Dorothy and her three sisters Margaret, Martha and Ernestine grew up in Elkins Park, PA listening to stories told by their parents, the late Martha and James Kelly, of their early years growing up in County Armagh and County Coleraine, Ireland and learning the important values of hard work and perseverance.

Following graduation from Abington High School, Dorothy met her future husband, Jack Stenken. They wed in 1946 and in 1954 settled in Chalfont, to raise their six children.
Highlights of Dorothy’s life included: raising her children; her years working and forming lasting friendships with her customers and co-workers at a New Britain gift shop; camping with her family and boating with her husband up and down the east coast.

After Jack’s passing in 1992, Dorothy continued to find joy in family and friends and loved watching the medley of wildlife that surrounded her home. She especially looked forward to the annual arrival of geese that hatched their offspring on the banks of her pond, which thankfully she witnessed a few days before her passing.

She is survived by her children: Dede Maloney of Free Union, VA; Peggy Carnahan of York, PA; John (Joanne) Stenken of Chalfont, PA; Kurt Stenken of Albrightsville, PA; Mark (Sue) Stenken of Ottsville, PA and Marcia Kelly (Dan) of Stamping Ground, KY; her grandchildren: Jason, Joshua, Brett, Nicole, Shawna, Kaitlin, Bob, Madeline and Andrew; as well as her great-grandchildren: Emma, Camryn, Connor and Daniel; her sisters: Margaret Kennedy of Charleston, SC and Ernestine (James) Gardner of Hatboro, PA and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her sister, Martha Penecale.
Dorothy’s children recognize and thank those who held a special spot in her heart including: Harry Carnahan, Mike Farbotnik, Diane Stenken and Patty Landt Carr.

Relatives and friends are invited to her memorial service 2:30 p.m, Friday, May 29 at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown, where the family will receive guests from 1:30 p.m., until the time of the service. The immediate family will take part in a peaceful good-bye to Dorothy in the days ahead.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dorothy’s memory may be to: Warrington Township Fire Company, P.O. Box 748, Warrington, PA 18976; Warrington Community Ambulance Corps, P. O. Box 787, Warrington, PA 18976 or to: Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 North Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.

 

Harold “Jack” Parks, Jr.


Harold “Jack” Parks, Jr., of Lahaska, died Friday, May 22, 2015, at his residence. He was 86 and the husband of almost 29 years to Rebecca McPherson Parks.

Born in Hartsville, he was the son of the late Clara Ewer and Harold Parks, Sr..

Jack served in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

He worked as a mechanic for the former Visqueen, in Flemington, NJ, worked as a self employed contractor with his father and most recently drove a school bus for New Hope and Central Bucks School Districts, until age 83.

Jack was past president of Solebury Lions Club, past Commander of Doylestown Legion Post 210 and member of New Hope Legion Post 79.
Jack was also very involved and was a lifetime member (65 years) with the Midway Fire Company in Lahaska. He was past chief of Midway Fire Co. and also a 30 year volunteer Solebury Twp. Fire Marshall, past president of Bucks County Fireman’s Assoc., Life member of Bucks County Fire Chief’s Assoc., Member of Bucks County Fire Chief’s and Fireman’s Assoc.

Jack was also an owner/driver at Flemington Speedway as well as an avid Nascar fan.

In addition to his wife, Jack is survived by his children: John Charles Parks, Donna Smutnik, her husband, Jim, Lorie Burd, her husband, Harry, Jennifer Stoy, her husband, Mike; his grandchildren: Matt, James, Robert, Andrew, Kyle, Jason, Jackie and Mikayla, as well as his sister: Mary Parks Myers, her husband, Lee. He was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Lori.

Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral service 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Rd., Doylestown, where friends may call from 10:30 a.m., prior to the service. Interment will follow in Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown. A viewing will also be held Tuesday evening, May 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jack’s name may be made to Midway Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 715, Lahaska, PA 18931 or Doylestown Hospice, c/o Doylestown Hospital, 595 West State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901.

 

Richard E. Harren, Sr.
 
Richard (Dick) Edward Harren, Sr., 92 years old of Doylestown,  passed away on May 21, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Patricia Luby Harren.
 
Born in Queens, NY and a graduate of Queens College, he was preceded in death by his mother, Viola C. Harren, father, Edward T. Harren and brother, Edward Harren.
 
Richard served as First Lieutenant Navigator in the United States Army Air Force during World War II for which he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Medal of Valor.
 
Richard retired from Rohm & Haas after 33 years in Coatings Research as a leader on the frontiers of polymer research where he was the recipient of many patents.
 
Richard is survived by his five children: Richard E. Harren, Jr. (Barbara), Glenn D. Harren, Jill Harren Wilson (James), Mark S. Harren, Neil M. Harren (Rosemary); his ten grandchildren: Christopher Harren (Jennifer), Danielle Byrd (James), Peter Harren (Kayla), Richard Parker, James Harren (Katie), William Parker, Samantha Harren, Alexandra Harren, Maxwell Harren, Sara Wilson and great-granddaughter, Sylvia Harren; his brothers: Robert Harren (Alice) and John Harren (Charlene); and sister-in-law, Margaret Harren.
 
A memorial service will be privately held.

 

 

 

 

Rita Ann Graves


Rita Ann Graves of Warrington passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Neshaminy Manor. She was a cute 91 and the dear wife of the late Loren James Graves.


Born in South Philadelphia, she was the loving daughter of the late Baldino and Antoinette Pesanti Petti.

Rita was the adoring Mom of Judith Ann (Michael) Lauria and Larry (Beverly) Graves, an awesome MiMi to Michael Lauria Jr., Loren J. and Christopher Graves and a very devoted twin sister to Eddie Petti.

Rita was all about her family! She was one of eight children who grew up in an awesome Italian family. Never a dull moment! She was the best “Mom” and “MiMi” ever! She was so full of life and fun to be with always. The life of the party without question.

She was a wonderful caregiver to her twin sisters, Jean and Rose. Her passions in life were her family, spoiling her grandsons, cooking her specialty dishes and making her famous Pizzelles. Rita loved the beach and enjoyed her beautiful home in Brigantine with her daughter and twin sisters. This was a special time in her life. She was a true “Fashionista” in every sense of the word. Her second home was the BonTon in Doylestown. You would never see her in the same outfit twice with accessories to match to perfection. She touched the lives of so many with her wisdom and lessons of life. All who knew her loved her!

Special thanks to the Neshaminy Manor Family for your kindness and the wonderful nursing staff on Units C-1 and A-1 for their TLC of Mom.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Saturday, May, 30, 215 at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 856 Euclid Ave, Warrington, where family will receive guests from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions in Rita’s name be made to: Temple Lung Center, Attn: Taylor Kenney, 7th Floor-Parkinson Pavilion, 3401 N. Broad St., Phila, PA 19140.

 

 

 

Ward A. Cotton

Ward Alan Cotton Esq., husband, father, brother, friend, died May 19, 2015, after a long illness.

He is survived by his loving wife, Linda (Metzger); his children, Aimee and Geoffrey; his sister, Gail Kenney (Anthony); in-laws, Marty and Joe Metzger; as well as his brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

A graduate of Penn State and University of Toledo Law School, Ward worked for Montgomery County as a district attorney, public defender and child advocate. At various times in his life he enjoyed travel, golfing, basketball, coaching, and all Philadelphia sports teams.

Family and friends are invited to Ward’s memorial service at 11 a.m. on June 20, at Christ’s Lutheran Church, 700 Pennsylvania Ave., Oreland, Pa., where the family will receive guests from 10 a.m., until the time of the service. Interment will be private.

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

 

William W. Cathers, III

William W. Cathers, III, of Doylestown, died Sunday afternoon, May 17, 2015. He was 76.

Born in Doylestown, he was the son of the late Maude Holcombe and William W. Cathers, Jr.

Bill graduated from Central Bucks High School, class of 1956 and married Doris Jones in 1959.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Bill was a career truck driver for the former North Penn Transfer in Lansdale, eventually retiring from UPS in Willow Grove. After retirement, he enjoyed driving part-time for local owner/operator Tom Bennett and R.L. Smith in Danboro.

Mr. Cathers was a lifetime member of the Doylestown Fire Company. He lived a life of service to his country and community. In addition to serving more than 60 years as a volunteer fire fighter, he was a member of the American Legion, the Knights of the Golden Eagle and the Fraternal Order of Odd Fellows Lodges, as well as a generous donor to many charities.

Bill’s love for people was evident. Friends and family considered him a professional conversationalist who never met a stranger. He especially enjoyed meeting and talking with friends at both the Doylestown and Plumsteadville Wawa’s, where he was given the unofficial title of “Greeter.”

He loved going places and seeing things. Bill shared his fondness for history and fascination with how things are made with his children, grandchildren and friends at every opportunity. He was also an avid country and blue grass music fan and NASCAR race fan.

Bill will be missed tremendously by his four children: Brian L. Cathers, his wife, Patti, of Hamburg; Pamela J. Tsang, her husband, Allan, of Virginia; David B. Cathers, of Doylestown and Glen R. Cathers, his wife, Alyssa, of Lehighton; his 14 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; his brother, C. Harry Cathers; and his former wife, Doris, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral service 11 a.m. Friday, May 22, 2015, at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown, where friends may call from 10 until the time of the service. Interment will follow in Doylestown Cemetery. A viewing will also be held Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bill’s name may be made to: Doylestown Fire Company No. 1, P. O. Box 208, Doylestown, PA 18901; American Cancer Society, 480 Norristown Road - Suite 150, Blue Bell, PA 19422-2329 or to: Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

 

Janet M. Franklin


Janet Marie Franklin of Warminster, passed away on May 12, 2015 at Warminster Hospice of Abington. She was 91 years old and the wife of the late William A. Franklin, whom she had married in 1948.

Born in Philadelphia she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Gertrude Radetzky Schafenacker

Janet was a graduate of Doylestown High School, class of 1941 and Lansdale School of Business, Lansdale. She had worked as Business Representative for Bell Telephone Co. In Doylestown. She also worked at Keller Glove Mfg. Co., Plumsteadville and American Lung Association, Doylestown.
Mrs. Franklin had been a resident of Doylestown for fifty years, was a former member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Women's Club, Doylestown, St. Mary's Woman's Club, Summertown, SC and was a Communicant at St. John Bosco Church, Hatboro.

Janet is survived by her children: William R. Franklin, Gertrude M Breuer, Marianne Smith, Janet M. Bagnall, Michael C. Franklin, as well as 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to her funeral Mass, 11 a.m., Monday, May 18, 2015 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 235 East State Street, Doylestown, where the family will receive guests from 10 a.m., until the time of Mass. Interment will follow Mass in St. Mary Cemetery, Doylestown.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Janet’s name may be made to: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Youth Organization, 235 East State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901.

 

Mary Ann L. Beck


Following a valiant struggle, Mary Ann (Lyons) Beck succumbed to multiple illnesses and passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends on May 9, 2015.

Born and raised in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, she also resided in Hatboro and Collegeville.

Mary Ann was the dear wife of Bill; loving and devoted mother of Meghan Petsko (Joe) and Kelly Beck; adoring Mimi to Joey and Sean Petsko; and caring niece of Janet and Jim Kelly.

She will be sorely missed by all the relatives and friends who knew and loved her.

The public is invited to her funeral Mass at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, at St. John Bosco Roman Catholic Church, 215 E. County Line Road, Hatboro, followed by her interment in Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Ambler. A viewing will also be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday evening at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown.

 

 

Clarence A. Overpeck


Clarence A. Overpeck of Carversville died Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Doylestown Hospital. He was 96.


Surviving are his wife, Joyce (Trussler) Overpeck; his step-daughter, Paula Galasso, of Plumsteadville; four step-grandchildren; two step great grandchildren; and a niece, Katherine Ann. He was preceded in death by his brother, Harvey.


Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral service 11 a.m. Friday, May 15, at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown, where friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will follow in Carversville Cemetery, Carversville.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Clarence's name may be made to Bucks County S.P.C.A., P.O. Box 277, Lahaska, PA 18931.

 

Brian G. Good
 
    Brian Gabriel Good, age 33 of Doylestown, PA passed away suddenly on Friday, May 1, 2015.   Born in Doylestown Hospital on December 14, 1981, he spent his elementary years in Rockford, Illinois.   When his family returned to Doylestown, he attended Lenape Middle School and graduated from Central Bucks East High School in 2000.  He then attended Bucks County Community College.  Brian was a kind, sensitive, gentle soul.   He enjoyed computers and photograph.   He was a great lover of literature and had a library of countless books.   He had a great fondness for all animals, especially his cat, Toby.
 
    Brian was recently employed as a baker by Dunkin Donuts in Dublin, Pa.   He was a former  employee of Doylestown Book Store, Doylestown Library and as a summer employee of Central Bucks custodial staff.
 
    Brian was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lucy and Ralph Notoro of Warren, Pa. and Louise and Clarence Good, Jr. of Johnstown, Pa.
 
    He is survived by his beloved parents, Pamela Notoro Good and Clarence (Larry) Good, III; his younger brother, Daniel C. Good of Doylestown and his younger sister, Ann E. Good of Seattle, Wa. and many aunts, uncles and cousins.    He will be greatly missed by the many people who loved him.
 
    His viewing will be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 235 East State Street, Doylestown on Thursday, May 7 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.   The Mass of Celebration will be held at the church at 12 p.m.    Burial will be held in Warren, PA on Saturday.
 
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Brian’s name to Doylestown Library or a charity of your choice.

 

Mary Ann Reshetar

Mary Ann (Gana) Reshetar, of Doylestown, died on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at her home. She was 93 years old and the wife of the late Joseph R. Reshetar.


Born in Czechoslovakia , she was the daughter of the late Edward and Rose Sakala Gana.

Mary Ann was a homemaker, a loving wife and mother. She loved to garden, bake, cook, sew and entertain family and friends.

Her wonderful sense of humor will live on forever through her children.

She is survived by her children: Thomas of Townsends, Montana’'; Diane Schmellick, of Coopersburg; Mary Ann Schote, of Chalfont; Joanne C. Norland (Stein) of Pipersville and Edward of Doylestown. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, as well as her brother: Edward Gana (Mary Jane) and her sister: Ann Gana. She was preceded in death by her sons: James P. and Joseph R. Reshetar and her two brothers: Joseph and John Gana

Relatives and friends are invited to her funeral service, 11 a.m., Saturday, May 2 at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown. The family will receive guests from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will follow the service in Beulah Cemetery, New Britain.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mary’s name may be made to: Doylestown Hospital Hospice, 595 West State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901.

 

Frank J. Gentile


Frank J. Gentile of Perkasie, formerly of New Britain, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at his residence. He was 74 and the husband of Teresa Brown Gentile.


In addition to his wife, Terri, Frank is survived by his sons, Anthony DiVito, his wife, Sue-Ann; Brian Gentile, his wife, Amanda; Francis Gentile, his wife, Holly, his daughters, Regina Detweiler, her husband, Eric and Catherine Gentile, her fiancé, Dan; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; as well as his brother: Craig Gentile, his wife, Joanne.

Relatives and friends are invited to his memorial service 2 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown. Interment will be held privately.

 

Raphael F. Armento


Raphael (Ray) F. Armento of New Hope was born into eternal life Sunday, April 19, 2015, after a brief and intense battle with lung cancer. He was 76.

He was the son of the late Joseph and Stephanie (Iacona) Armento; beloved husband of Jovina (DiMarino) for 53 years; loving father of Diane (Greg Feliz), Susan (Martin Bahner), and Stephen Armento (Kimberly); adored grandfather of Kathryn, Andrew, Matthew, Gina, Michael, and Stephanie; brother of Joseph Armento (Joan). He also is survived by many dear friends and family members.

Born and raised in South Philadelphia, Ray graduated from St. Joseph's Prep, Drexel Institute of Technology, and University of Santa Clara. He had a long and illustrious career as a program manager for GE and Lockheed Martin.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially in Ocean City, N.J. His love of adventure led him to many travels and cruises in the United States and around the world.

Ray was active in the men's group at St. Martin of Tours Church and treasurer of Boy Scout Pack 173. He was on the board of the Fox Run Preserve Homeowner's Association.
Ray survived kidney cancer, prostate cancer, and skin cancer. His grandchildren, Kathryn and Matthew Bahner, have previously raised funds for the American Cancer Society. His granddaughter, Gina Feliz is currently participating in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Central Bucks Middle Schools.

To honor his memory, in lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Holicong Hope Team, of which Gina is a member. Donations can be made online at http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY15EC?team_id=1822606&pg=team&fr_id=65944&_ga=1.222461595.1437184873.1429729903 or by mail to; American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

His Funeral Mass will be held at 12 p.m., Monday, April 27 at St. Martin of Tours Church, One Riverstone Circle, New Hope. Friends and family may call from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m., at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown. Interment will follow Mass in St. Martin of Tours Cemetery, New Hope.

 

George M. Wilson, M.D.

George Matthews Wilson, M.D., passed away peacefully at home Saturday,    April 18, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his devoted wife, Eleanor R. Wilson.

Born and raised in Washington Crossing, NJ, Dr. Wilson was the son of the late John Clifford and Verena B. Wilson.

He was a graduate of the Pennington School, Ursinus College and Jefferson Medical College, serving his internship and residency at Germantown Hospital. Dr. Wilson practiced General Surgery at Roxborough Memorial Hospital for over 30 years and completed his career in 1997 after serving four years as Chief Medical Officer there.

He was a caring and dedicated physician, esteemed highly by his patients many years after he had treated them.

Dr. Wilson was a precision drummer and, as a young man, was invited to play with the Martin Mayer Orchestra in Trenton, NJ. He also played in a medical staff combo early in his career. In addition to drums, Dr. Wilson also enjoyed playing guitar and banjo.

A true Renaissance man, he also enjoyed painting and was an avid reader. He enjoyed spending time at his home at the Jersey Shore. Known for his keen wit and wisdom, Dr. Wilson was an accomplished raconteur whose stories both fascinated and amused all who knew him.

He will be sorely missed by family and friends.

In addition to his wife, Dr. Wilson is survived by his sister, Marjorie Opdyke, her husband, Neil, of Gainsville, FL; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Robert and Doris Lanouette, of Hatfield, as well as many caring nieces and nephews.

Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Richard A. Reif Heart Institute at Doylestown Hospital, 595 West State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901, of which Dr. Wilson was a strong supporter and where he received outstanding care over the past seventeen years, will be deeply appreciated.

 

Dorothy A. Muller

Dorothy A. Muller of Doylestown passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015. She was 84.

Relatives and friends are invited to her memorial service at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Dorothy's name may be made to Bucks County S.P.C.A., P.O. Box 277, Lahaska, PA 18931.

 

Elizabeth E. Mason
 
    Elizabeth “Betty” Mason of Doylestown, formerly of Hazlet, New Jersey passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, April 17.   She was 84.    She was the wife of the late Boyd Mason.
 
    Born in Keyport, New Jersey, Betty graduate from Keyport High School in 1948.
 
    She was the loving mother of six children; daughter:   Lyne Buck, her husband, Bill, of Toms River, NJ; son: Alex, of West Chester, PA; daughter: Beth Decker, her husband, Dave, of Jackson, NJ; son: Jeff; daughter, Colleen Carricarte, her husband, Lou, all of Doylestown and daughter-in-law:  Kathie, of Toms River, NJ.   She was predeceased by her son, Gary.
 
    Betty will truly be missed by her children, as well as  her 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
 
    Relatives and friends are invited to Betty’s funeral service, 7 p.m., Thursday, April 23 at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown where the family will receive guests from 4 p.m. until the time of the service.    Interment will be 2 p.m., Saturday, April 25 in Shorelands Memorial Cemetery, Hazlet, NJ.
 
    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Betty’s name may be made to:   American Lung Association of PA, Suite 403 - 527 Plymouth Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462.

 

Howard G. Hooven

 
Howard G. Hooven of Doylestown, died at home on April 15, 2015. He was 89 years old.
 
Born in Philadelphia, PA, Howard was the son of the late Howard and Florence (Grosh) Hooven.
 
Howard was the beloved husband of 59 years of the late Marjorie C. Hooven. He was the devoted father of Marie James and Barbara (Paul) Gilligan. He was the loving grandfather of Scott James. He is also survived by his sister, Dorothea Blenk, and his niece, Dorothea Graham, and nephew, A. William Graham, Jr.
 
Howard was a World War II veteran in the 9th Medical Corps, 11th Airborne Division, and served in Sapporo, Japan as a surgical technician at the 161st Station Hospital.
 
Howard was a sales engineer and former vice president of the BAASE Company.
 
Howard was a talented woodworker who enjoyed making Early American style furniture. He and Marjorie built the house where they lived for over 50 years, and Howard passed away in their home. Howard was a dog lover and is survived by his dog, Penny, and his granddogs, Wilbur, Kinsey, and Ziva.
 
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 21 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 84 East Oakland Avenue, Doylestown. Family and friends may call on Monday, April 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown and at church from 9 a.m. prior to the memorial service. Interment of ashes for both Howard and Marjorie will follow the memorial service at Doylestown Cemetery.
 

Memorial donations may be made to:   Doylestown Hospital Hospice, c/o Development Office, 595 West State Street, Doylestown, PA   18901.

 

 

Robert H. Bishop
 
Robert H. Bishop, a longtime resident of Central Bucks, died at the age of 88 on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Doylestown Hospital with his loving family by his side.  He was the husband of the late Joan Christ Bishop, of sixty years, growing up together from the time they were six years old.
 
Born in Hatboro, he was the son of the late Herbert and Edna Baude Bishop.
 
He graduated from Hatboro High School and then served in the US Army during WW II.  After serving his Country, he worked at Fischer & Porter in Warminster for many years before opening Bishop’s Atlantic Service Station in Chalfont in the 1950’s and 60’s.  Years later, he started an auto detailing business and transitioned into the same line of work with Thompson Toyota. 
 
Bob and Joan spent several years in South Carolina after retiring, returning to Doylestown a few years later as his wife’s health became a challenge.  With his devoted care for her, their lifelong relationship grew even stronger and their return to Bucks County allowed for all of his family to enjoy their final years together.  
Mr. B, as he was lovingly known, will be deeply missed.  He was a simple man in the best sense – expecting nothing and appreciating everything.  His memorable smile and wry sense of humor left a lasting impression on everyone he met. His happiest moments were spending time with family and friends.  He enjoyed meeting new people, learning new things, reading, and watching the Phillies and movies. 
 
Bob is survived by his loving daughter Bev, and husband Bill VanPelt, of Quakertown, and his devoted son, Jim Bishop and wife Eileen, of Holland.  He has six wonderful grandchildren; Mike VanPelt and wife Kristin, Heather and husband Harry Schmitt, David Masceri, Stephanie Masceri and husband Justin Benjamin, Nicole Masceri and Amy Bishop.  He has five adorable great grandchildren; Natalie, Jared, Zach VanPelt and Andrea and Alex Schmitt, and lifelong friends, Dick and Dottie Rosenberger.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Herbert Bishop. 
 
A service celebrating Mr. B’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 23 at Lutheran Church of God’s Love, 791 Newtown-Yardley Road, Newtown, PA   18940.   Refreshments and a time to visit with the family will follow the service.   For those who plan to attend Mr. B’s service, he would appreciate that you dress casual.
 
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. B’s name may be made to: Friends of the Heart Institute,  c/o Doylestown Health, 595 W. State Street, Doylestown, PA  18901.

 

 

Scott Ogilvie

Scott Ogilvie of Doylestown passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015 at home. He was 43.

He was the father of Bryan, Samantha, Jacob, Kylee, and Ashlee Ogilvie.

Born in Bristol, he was the son of Barbara Riley Yarmark and David Ogilvie Sr.

Scott attended Central Bucks East High School. He successfully owned and operated Reliable Building Group. His hobbies included hunting and fishing.

He loved being a father, brother and son.

In addition to his parents and children, Scott is survived by his sisters, Kristina Ogilvie, Kelley Hutchison Winn, her husband, John, and Sarah Yarmark; his nieces, Ava and Kira Winn; as well as his step-father, Charles Yarmark, and step-father, Eric Hutchison.

Relatives and friends are invited to his Memorial Service at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 16, 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 follow in Doylestown Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Scott's may be made to Scott's Children's Educational Fund, c/o PNC Bank, Attn: Marcia Ozbeki, 378 North Main Street, Doylestown, PA   18901.

 

 

Elaine W. Carroll

Elaine W. Carroll, a lifelong resident of Doylestown, died Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at New Seasons at New Britain. She was 75.

She was the wife of the late James Carroll, who passed away in 1997.

Born in Doylestown, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Emma Kidd Wintyen.

Elaine worked as a legal secretary for a local law firm for many years. Afterward, she worked as a bookkeeper for her husband's store, Jim Carroll's Hardware, from 1976 until 2006.

She is survived by her daughter, Teri McMasters, her husband, Ward, of Blue Bell, her three grandchildren, Ward, Emma, and Cooper, as well as her lifelong friend, Judie O'Donnell.

Elaine was preceded in death by her son, Tim, in 1987, and her sister, Edythe Heinemann, in 2005.

Relatives and friends are invited to her funeral service, 1 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown, where friends may call from 12 noon until the time of the service. Interment will follow in Beulah Cemetery, New Britain.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Elaine's name may be made to TODAY, Inc., P.O. Box 908, Newtown, PA 18940.

 

Louise H. McGraw

Louise Helwig McGraw of Buckingham died unexpectedly Monday, April 6, 2015. She was 84.

A graduate of Temple Nursing School, Louise was the beloved wife of the late Dr. Thomas E. McGraw, with whom she was married 47 years.

She is survived by her loving children, Maureen, Timothy, Antonio, Thomas Michael and his wife, Jill; cherished grandchildren, Michael, Sean and Emma; her siblings, Leonard Helwig, Mary Worthington and her husband, Jim Kuhn; and her treasured companion, Dr. Al Colley.

Relatives and friends are invited to her funeral service 10 a.m. Saturday, April 11, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 84 E. Oakland Ave., Doylestown. Friends may call from 9 a.m., prior to the service. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Louise's name may be made to Aark Wildlife Rehabilitaton and Education Center  via the web site www.aark.org, or to a humanitarian charity of your choice.

 

Therese A.  Whicker

    Therese A. "Terry" (Griffin) Whicker, a longtime resident of Doylestown and most recently of New Hope, fulfilled her contract with God on Good Friday, April 3, 2015.


    She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles R., her parents and siblings.

    Terry loved living and raising her children in Bucks County.

    She is survived by Chuck, Suzanne Jahn, Michael (Karen), Amy, Colleen Jones (Peter) and seven grandchildren.

    Born in Philadelphia in 1927, she was a graduate of St. Hubert's High School, Class of 1945. Terry moved to Doylestown in 1955 and worked as a realtor for Class Harlan in the 1960's, C and B Toys and later for Prudential as a Consumer Affairs Specialist.

    She loved reading, the arts of Bucks County and traveling to such countries as Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Israel and her parents' homeland, Ireland. She wouldn't think twice about packing a bag to go on an adventure all the while humming Billy Joel songs.

    Relatives and friends are invited to her funeral Mass at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 9, at St. Martin of Tours Roman Catholic Church, 1 Riverstone Circle, New Hope, where the family will receive guests from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass.  Interment will be held privately.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Terry's name to Phoebe Ministries Wyncote, 208 Fernbrook Ave., Wyncote, PA 19095.

 

Christopher P. Peppelman

Christopher P. Peppelman of Huntingdon Valley passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at his home. He was 48.

Born in Meadowbrook, he was the son of Patricia O'Donnell Peppelman and the late James D. Peppelman.

Chris was a graduate of Lower Moreland High School, Class of 1985, and the owner and operator of James D. Peppelman, Inc. an excavating firm in Huntingdon Valley.

In addition to his mother, Chris is survived by his children, Julianna, Ryan, Coleman, Jake and Logan Peppleman; his grandson, Joshua; his sister, Donna Alexander; his brother, James Peppelman; as well as his nieces, Lindsay and Bridgette Alexander; and nephews, Jimmy, Matt and Daniel Alexander.

Services and interment were held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Peppelman Children's Education Trust Fund, c/o PNC Bank, Attn: Marcia Ozbeki, 398 North Main Street, Doylestown, PA  18901.

 

Beverly A. Rasco

Beverly Ann Rasco of Chalfont, died Saturday, March 28, 2015, at New Seasons of New Britain.

She was the wife for 55 years of the late William A. Rasco, Sr.

Born in Albany, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Blanche Cuyle Cronk.

Beverly Ann Rasco of Chalfont, died Saturday, March 28, 2015, at New Seasons of New Britain.

She was the wife for 55 years of the late William A. Rasco, Sr.

Born in Albany, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Blanche Cuyle Cronk.

Beverly graduated from business school, then worked as a retail buyer for three years in Albany. She later worked as a reservations agent for American Airlines in Albany. She and her husband relocated to Huntingdon Valley, Pa. in 1968 where she was a full-time mom until her children reached their teen years. She then volunteered in a variety of departments at Holy Redeemer Hospital in Meadowbrook. She eventually took a position in Sports Medicine there, retiring after 17 years in 2004. She and her husband lived together for seven happy years in a home they built at Heritage Creek, Warminster, before his untimely death in 2009.

Beverly was a loving mother and grandmother, a very strong and independent woman with a mind of her own. Her sweet smile and concern for others was always evident.

Surviving is her daughter, Laurie Meyer, her husband, Joe, and their children, Janelle and Brendan; her son, William Rasco Jr., his wife, Suzanne, and their children, Alison, Ian, and Moira; as well as her daughter-in-law, Robin Rasco. Beverly was preceded in death by her son, Brian.

Relatives and friends are invited to her committal service at 11 a.m., Friday, May 15, in Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Road, Newtown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Beverly's name may be made to Salvation Army, P.O. Box 269, Alexandria, VA 22313

 

Wilhelm H. Hofmann

 

Wilhelm August Hugo Hofmann, a longtime resident of Doylestown, passed away, Saturday March 28, 2015, surrounded by his family who cared for him. He was 91. He was the husband of Wilma Elfrieda Hofmann who preceded him in death.
 
Born in Hanua, Germany he was the son of the late August and Elli Elsass Hofmann.
 
At the tender age of 16, Wilhelm was drafted into the Luftwaffe and fought in World War II. After returning from war, Wilhelm met his wife whom he was devoted to for 62 years of marriage.
 
In 1954, he traveled to America with his wife, son, and mother in law. In 1960, Wilhelm became a naturalized citizen and proudly wore the American flag on his lapel. His greatest joy was being a loving and devoted husband and he cherished his family.
 
He is survived by his daughter; Beverly Hofmann Rost, his son Dieter Nitschke (Irene Luongo); His grandchildren: Eric Nitschke(Connie), Jason Nitschke, Kyle Rost(Katrina), Kimmy Rost, and Ali Omelian; His great grandchildren: Julia Nitschke, Luke Nitschke, Tyler Friel, and he was so anxiously awaiting the birth of his newest great grandchild.
 
Relative and friends are invited to his funeral service on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 2p.m., at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown. Where friends may call from 1p.m., until the time of the service. Interment will follow at Doylestown Cemetery.
 
In lieu flowers, memorial contributions in Wilhelm’s name may be made to Doylestown Hospital Hospice, 595 West State Street Doylestown, PA 18901.

 

 

Mary Jean Berg

 

M. Jean Berg, a longtime resident of Bucks County, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at St. Mary Manor, Lansdale. She was 89 and the wife for 50 years of the late Ralph Clifford Berg, who passed in 1994.  

 

Born in New Hope, she was the second youngest child of the late Myra Hambleton and Bernard Strickler Carlen Sr.

 

Jean is survived by her sons, R. Clifford Berg, Jr., his wife, Donna; Douglas Carlen Berg, his wife, Suzanne; Gary Keith Berg, his wife, Brenda; and daughters, Donna James, her husband, Robert, and Patti Palombo, her husband, Thomas; seven grandsons, Michael Berg, Richard James, Ross James, Nicholas Palombo, Gary Berg Jr., Brandyn Berg and Joshua Berg; and five granddaughters,  Heather Heisler, Jennifer Berg, Janet Brown, Laura Kelly and Joanne Palombo; and twelve great-grandchildren.   Jean is also survived by her sister, Ruth Welsh.

 

She was a graduate of Doylestown High School, Class of 1943, and loved helping with class reunions.  

 

Mrs. Berg was a member for more than 70 years of Doylestown Presbyterian Church, where she had served as a Deacon and Sunday School teacher.

 

She was a member and past Worthy Matron of Doylestown Chapter 327, Order of the Eastern Star; past member and past Royal Matron of Emblem Court, Court of the Amaranth and past Mother Advisor of the Doylestown Assembly, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls.   Jean was also a member of the Doylestown Chapter 125, Women of the Moose.


Relatives and friends are invited to her memorial service, 1 p.m., Saturday, May 9, at Doylestown Presbyterian Church, 127 E. Court St., Doylestown, PA 18901. Interment will be held privately in Solebury Friends Meeting Cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jean’s name may be made to:   Doylestown Presbyterian Church, at the above address.

 

 

Violet R. Shull

Violet R. Shull, a lifelong resident of Bucks County, died Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Neshaminy Manor. She was 81 and the wife of 64 years to Ray H. Shull.

Born in Hartsville, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Josephine Twardy Kuller.

Violet owned and ran her own hairdressing business for over 10 years.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter: Denise Bryan, wife of Don, of Quakertown, her son: Dennis Shull, husband of Sharon, of Plumsteadville; her grandchildren: Tara Walsh, wife of Jesse, Brandy Menth, wife of Bruce, and Renee Shull; her great grandchildren: Josiah, Jonathan, Joelle, Jena and April, as well as her sister: Charlotte Fretz, of Arizona.

Violet was preceded in death by her sisters: Emily, Ida Mae, Catherine and Josephine and her brothers: Charles and Lindley.

Relatives and friends are invited to her funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday, April 2, 2015, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 301 North Main Street, Doylestown, PA 18901, where friends may call from 9 a.m., until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Violet’s name may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at the address above.

 

Joan H. Adkins

 
Joan H. Adkins, of Doylestown died on March 24th , 2015.  She was 83 years old and the wife of the late Clifford P. Adkins, who passed in 2002.
 
Born in Portsmouth, Ohio she was the daughter of the late Harold and Martha Holt.
 
Mrs. Adkins enjoyed a rewarding life enriched by the love of many family members, friends and her beloved animals. She was a devoted wife, daughter, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother bringing joy and happiness to everyone she encountered.   Her loving and nurturing spirit will be missed by all.
 
She is survived by her daughter: Pamela Benstead, her husband, Richard, of Doylestown and her son, Jeffrey Adkins, his wife, Susan,  of Fogelsville, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Relatives and friends are invited to her funeral service, 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 1, 2015 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 follow in National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa Cemetery, Doylestown.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Joan’s name may be made to:   Doylestown Hospital Hospice, 595 West State Street, Doylestown, PA   18901.

 

 

Mary Anne Darrah

 
Mary Anne (Leatherman) Darrah of Doylestown went to be with her Lord on Friday, March 20, 2015 at Wesley Enhanced Living surrounded by her daughters and son-in-law. 
 
Born in Abington, she was the daughter of the late Roland and Mary (McIlhatten) Leatherman.
 
Mary Anne graduated from Central Bucks High School in 1956.  She was a bookkeeper for her family’s food market, Leatherman and Godshall, later starting her own business, Bookkeeping Etc.
 
Mary Anne was a pillar of her church, community and family. She was a disciple of Christ, devoted wife, loving mother and faithful friend.  She lived her life serving others with kindness, love and compassion. As a member of Doylestown Presbyterian Church for 64 years she served on session, sang in the choir, taught Sunday school, confirmation class and youth group; was a deacon, elder and usher. Mary Anne was always engaged with her community through volunteer activities at Doylestown Hospital, Hospice and Habitat to name a few.  She cherished and nurtured her relationships with family and friends. She was like a sister, second mother and grandmother for many. 
 
Her gentle spirit will be missed but not forgotten by all who knew her and were touched by her life well lived.
 
Mary Anne is survived by her daughters: Deborah Allison (Thomas) of Alexandria, VA and Diane Elizabeth (Robert) of Pennsburg, PA.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, James H. Darrah.
 
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral service at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 26, at Doylestown Presbyterian Church, 127 East Court Street, Doylestown, PA   18901, where here family will receive guests from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.     Interment will follow the service in Doylestown Cemetery.
 
In lieu of flowers, Mary Anne’s family requests memorial contributions in her name be made to: Doylestown Presbyterian Church at the above address; American Cancer Society, 480 Norristown Road - Suite 150, Blue Bell, PA  19422-2329 or to:  Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, UT 84741-5000.

 

Newton L. Beck

Newton L. Beck, a longtime resident of Mechanicsville, passed away after a short illness, Friday, March 13, 2015. He was 83 and the husband of Ann Vasey Beck, with whom he just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.


He was born in Mechanicsville, on his family's farm on Ash Mill Road in Buckingham Township. He was the son of the late Newton and Anna Wahl Beck.


As he grew older, he went from farmer to entrepreneur. He was self-employed his entire life, starting his own real estate office in 1959. Newton also worked as a builder and developer starting in the early 70's.


He was a member of Bucks County Board of Realtors for over 50 years and was a charter member of Bucks County Ski Club.


Newt was also self-taught in many things. He held a private pilot’s license and was an avid hunter, hunting all over the United States. He also enjoyed boating on the Chesapeake Bay and in the Poconos. His greatest joy came from spending time with family and friends at their mountain house on Lake Wallenpaupack.


Newt recently said “I'm lucky; I've completed my bucket list".


In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter: Diane Beck-Werner, and her husband, Ernest. His son: Newton “Skip” Beck, and his wife, Karen; his grandchildren: Ernest Werner III, Emily Conover, and her husband, Brian, Dylan and Kyle Beck; his great grandchildren: Avery and Colton Conover; his brothers: Joseph Beck and William Beck and his sisters: Joanne Hall and Linda Eutermoser.
Newt was preceded in death by two sisters: Mildred and Grace.


Relatives and friends are invited to a time of sharing and celebrating Newton’s life, 11 am Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Doylestown Country Club, 20 Country Lane, Doylestown, followed by a luncheon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Newton’s name may be made to Midway Volunteer Fire Company, Box 296, Lahaska, PA 18931 or Boy Scouts of America, via Troop 41, Washington Crossing Council #777, 225 Green Street, Doylestown, PA 18901.

 

 

Margo L. Bechtel

 
Margo Lynn Bechtel passed away peacefully on March 3, 2015, at the age of 56, surrounded by her loved ones, after having fought a painful and aggressive battle with cancer.   The family is thankful she is no longer in pain.
 
A graduate of Central Bucks High School West, Margo lived the majority of her life in Warrington.
 
She enjoyed spending her free time reading, gardening and walking her dog. She loved hot tea and chocolate.  Margo especially enjoyed being an aunt and grandmother.
 
She leaves behind her parents, Sylvia and Stephen Bechtel; her sister, Elaine Pangerc (Andy), her brother, Stephen Bechtel, Jr. (Joan) , her daughters: April and Lyndsie, three grandchildren, a nephew and her beloved dog, Bailey.
 
Relatives and friends are invited to her memorial service, 12 p.m., Saturday, March 21 at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown, where the family will receive guests from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.    Interment will be held privately.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Margo’s name may be made to:   Doylestown Hospital, 595 West State Street, Doylestown, PA   18901 or to:  American Cancer Society, 480 Norristown Road - Suite 150, Blue Bell, PA  19422-2329.

 

 

Matthew A. Garlick
 
    Matthew Alan Garlick passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Doylestown Hospital.  He was 42.
 
    Born at Fort Benning, Georgia, he was the loving son of Elisabeth Myerson Garlick and the late Seibert Garlick, Jr.
 
    He attended Gayman Elementary School and was a graduate of Central Bucks High School East, class of 1991.
 
    In addition to his mother, Matthew is survived by his sister:  Elisabeth Ann Matulewicz (Michael), as well as his nephew, Sean Matulewicz.
 
    Relatives and friends are invited to his graveside service, 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown.    The family will receive guests from 12 to 1 p.m. at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown.

 

 

Robert P. Matusiak
 
Robert P. Matusiak of Silver Spring, MD died on Wednesday, February 25 in Kensington, MD. He was 65 years old and the husband of Elaine Rose.
 
Born on Staten Island NY, he is the son of Daniel Matusiak and the late Anne Matusiak.
 
Robert spent his boyhood on Staten Island. He graduated as Valedictorian for the 1967 Class of the Augustinian Academy where he was awarded several scholarships including the National Scholarship to Cornell University, the Knights of Columbus Scholarship and the Regents’ Engineering Scholarship to Cornell University. He also earned his Eagle Scout badge, the highest advancement rank in Boy Scouting. He received BS and Master degrees in chemical engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business University of Pennsylvania. Most of Robert’s adult life was spent with his wife and two children in Wexford, PA, a northern suburb of Pittsburgh. He had been employed as a refinery engineer for Sunoco, Inc in Marcus Hook, PA; Director of Mergers and Acquisitions for Sun Co., in Philadelphia, PA and as Vice President Business Development for National Intergroup, the parent company of National Steel, in Pittsburgh. For 17 years, he was the owner and operator of Acutran, Inc., a transformer manufacturing company in Fombell, PA. A United States Army veteran with a rank of Captain upon honorable discharge in 1980, Robert served on the board of directors of the North Hills YMCA. He enjoyed snow skiing, tennis, model trains, jazz and camping.
 
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son: David, his daughter, Lily; his father Daniel Matusiak, his sisters: Patricia Karnatski (Jack) and Ellen Onorata (Frank); nieces Leah Savia (Chris) and Alison Malone (Ed); nephews Jason Karnatski (Vicky), Frank Onorata III and Keith Onorata; grandnieces and grandnephews Zachary Malone, Tyler Malone, Victoria Malone, Jenna Karnatski and Frank Onorata IV.
 
His Funeral Mass will be 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 3 at the Barn Chapel, Our Lady of Czestochowa, 654 Ferry Road in Doylestown, PA.  Friends and family may call from 10 to noon at  Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown, PA, 18901. Interment will follow Mass in  Our Lady of Czestochowa Cemetery.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Robert’s name may be made to: Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD,  Radnor Station Building #2, Suite #320, 290 King of Prussia Road, Radnor, PA 19087) or at  www.theaftd.org.

 

 

Yvonne W. Scott

Yvonne W. Scott of Doylestown passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 at Doylestown Hospital. She was 83.

Relatives and friends are invited to her funeral service at noon on Saturday, Feb. 28, at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown, where the family will receive guests from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be held privately.

Mildred Pearl Morgan

Mildred Pearl Morgan, a longtime resident of Doylestown, died on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 at Neshaminy Manor. She was 85.

Born in Warminster, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Madeline Eichner Hall.

Mildred had been employed as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone Company and PECO.

She is survived by her daughters, Vicki Morgan and Nancy Eaton (Craig); and son, Jack Morgan (Christine); her grandchildren, Danielle, Stephanie, Wendy, Brent, Heather, and Sean; and her great-grandchildren, Ali, Matthew, Joseph, Jake, Lauren, and Olivia. She is also survived by her sisters, Betty Diehl and Marilyn Huey; and her brother, Albert Hall.

Services and interment will be held privately.

 

Esther Sherry Thompson

 
Cherished wife of Bill (deceased 2002), constant and true mother of Kit Thompson (Cliff White), Bill Thompson (Susan), Kathy Papasso, so soon gone from us (Ron) and Pat Stone (Rich); beloved aunt of Tom Sherry (Jinell), Jim Sherry (Jane), Mary Mayhew, Bill Sherry (Cheryl) and Peggy Hudson;  and inspiration to grandchildren Mike Thompson (Ashley), Cliff White, Bill Thompson, Mac Stone, Kaylee McConnell,  Douglas McConnell, Ryan Thompson, Marcae Thompson and Tim Thompson, as well as great grandson Dylan, Esther died peacefully in her Doylestown home of more than fifty years.
 
Born in Fall River, MA, Esther’s story includes service as a Red Cross Volunteer during WWII, successful business careers in retail and real estate when women in management were rare; as well as athletic success in tennis and golf that kept her fit and active through her long life. She was devoted to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and enjoyed the company of friends at Doylestown Country Club.
 
Her funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 27 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 235 East State Street, Doylestown, PA   18901. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 prior to the Mass.   Internment will follow Mass in St. Mary Cemetery.
 
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Esther’s memory may be made to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church at the above address.
 
We, Esther’s family, thank her physicians and her wonderful friends for their loving help in achieving her goal of staying in her home here until she left for her heavenly home.

 

 

Barbara A. Ferrino
    Barbara Ann Ferrino of Bucks County died on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at Neshaminy Manor.    She was 62.
    Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of John Ferrino, Sr. and the late Antoinette Palmieri Ferrino.
    Barbara was a graduate of LaSalle College and received a Master of Education from Temple University.   She enjoyed playing piano and ballroom dancing in her youth, prior to her illness.
    In addition to her father, Barbara is survived by her brother, John Ferrino, Jr., his wife, Susan and her nephews:   Matthew and Christopher.
    Relatives and friends are invited to her Funeral Mass, 11:30 a.m., Friday, February 27, 2015 at St. Cyril of Jerusalem Roman Catholic Church, 1410 Almshouse Road, Jamison.   Interment will follow Mass in St. John Neumann Cemetery, Chalfont.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Barbara’s name may be made to:   Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, Greater Delaware Valley, 30 South 17th Street, Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4001.

 

 

John J. Friel
 
John J. Friel of Furlong died on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at age 70. 
 
Raised in Germantown, Philadelphia by Hubert J. and Beatrice Doohan Friel, he attended St. Francis Elementary School, LaSalle High School and the University of Pennsylvania for undergraduate and graduate education, earning a PhD in geology. 
 
John worked as a materials scientist for Bethlehem Steel and Princeton Gamma Tech before teaching geology at Temple University. 
 
He was a retired Captain of the US Navy Reserve, having served in Vietnam. 
 
John was a proud member of British Officers’ Club of Philadelphia, Civil Air Patrol Squadron 907, Microscopy Society of America, Microbeam Analysis Society, American Society for Testing & Materials International, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and Doylestown Pilots Association. 
He is survived by his wife, Patricia; his children: Joseph (Beth), Kathleen (Seth), Christine, and (Rev.) David, as well as his grandchildren, Abigail, Michael, and Daniel. 
 
John’s Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, February 23, 2015 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 235 East State Street. Doylestown.   Friends may call from  6 to 8 p.m.,  Sunday, February 22  at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road., Doylestown.  Interment will follow Mass in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham Township.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in John’s name may be made to:   Edmundite Missions, 1428 Broad Street, Selma, Alabama 36701-4300.

 

 

Judith A. Tiedeman

Judith Ann Tiedeman of Doylestown passed away Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at Holy Redeemer Hospital. She was 73.

She was the wife of the late Robert J. Tiedeman.

Born in Sellersville, she was the daughter of L. Kenneth Reading and the late Janet R. Dilworth Reading.

Judith had a varied career, having worked at Keller Glove in the early 1960's, owned and operated a gift shop from the late 1960's through the early 1970's, worked at State Farm Insurance Company and worked for Levy Bus Company for about fifteen years, driving a bus for handicapped children.

In her spare time, Judith enjoyed painting and firing ceramics and knitting.

In addition to her father, Kenneth, Mrs. Tiedeman is survived by her sons, Richard C. Schade Jr. and Robert J. Tiedeman Jr.; her four grandsons, Ryan and Kristopher Schade and Gavin and Landon Tiedeman, as well as her brother, Kenneth L. Reading.

Relatives and friends are invited to her funeral service, 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 21, 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 follow the service in Beulah Cemetery, New Brtiain. 

 

 

William F. Hamilton
 
William F. Hamilton of Warminster  passed away Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 at Abington Memorial Hospital.  He was 89.
 
    A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, March 13, 2015 at the Chapel at Ann’s Choice, 30000 Ann’s Choice Way, Warminster.   Interment will follow at 11:30 a.m. in Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown.
 
    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mr. Hamilton’s name may be sent to:  Salvation Army, P.O. Box 269, Alexandria, VA  22314.

 

Theodore Reantillo


Theodore Reantillo of Doylestown, passed away Tuesday, February 10, 2015. He was 78 and the loving husband for the past 56 years of Lynne Morris Reantillo.


Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late John and Filomena Portar Reantillo.


Ted served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War.


In addition to his loving wife, Lynne, he is survived by his three children, Lori Thorsheim (Chris), Lisa Werner (Dave) and Greg Reantillo; his seven grandchildren, Chelsea, Ryan, Christopher, Scott, Jennifer, Matthew, and Nick; and a sister, Victoria Laura.

Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral service, 8 p.m., Thursday, February 12, at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown, where the family will receive guests from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Interment will be held privately in Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ted’s name may be made to: Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.

 

Donald Heiser
 
Donald Heiser, of Horsham, died Monday, February 9, 2015, at Doylestown Hospital. He was 84.
Services and interment will be private.

 

Earl Bierman

Earl Bierman of Doylestown, New Hope, Pa., a man with a contagious smile, a huge heart, and an unfailing optimism about all things in his life, family first among them, passed away at sunrise on Sunday morning, Jan. 25, 2015. He was 86.

In 1946, Earl Bierman and June Overington were positioned in Nuremberg, Germany, in the Palace of Justice for the postwar Nuremberg Trials. Earl was a tall, handsome American soldier, appointed as a white-helmeted courtroom guard; and June was the lovely Englishwoman who was working as the personal secretary to the Honorable Judge Francis Biddle, the primary American judge throughout the trials. Before the trial, the two were strangers, but it was then and there that the Englishwoman and the American soldier saw their future. The verdict was in - Earl and June would marry on April 17, 1948 in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England, and remain cherished partners for more than 66 years.

Earl honorably served our country in Europe and in the Korean War while in the 1st Division, 26th Infantry, U.S. Army.

Earl loved everything Philadelphia: athletic teams, soft pretzels, scrapple, the Mummers, and his favorite beer – Yuengling, made in his hometown of Pottsville. He was a fun-loving athlete himself, who continued playing tennis and golf well into his final years.

Earl especially enjoyed spending time with his large family.

He is survived by his wife, June; his three children, Glen Bierman, Gail Albert (Gene) and Lynn Goldman (William); his grandchildren, Elizabeth Bierman, Sean Albert, Ryan Goldman, Curt Goldman, Scott Goldman and Billie Goldman Buck; and his 15 great grandchildren, who were lucky enough to know him well.

Earl was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Heather Leigh Albert, and his great granddaughter, Colbie McTernan Goldman. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Allan and Bill.

Earl, born on July 3, 1928 in Pottsville, Berks County, Pa., was the son of Earl Bierman and Marie Derr Bierman.

His community involvement throughout his life was constant. His affiliations included Newtown Masonic Lodge No. 427 (F&AM 32nd degree), Shriners, Newtown and Lambertville-New Hope Rotary Clubs, New Hope Park and Recreation Board, Lambertville-New Hope Winter Festival Board, just to name a few. Not to be forgotten was his team that won the 1960 Little League World Series. Earl proudly orchestrated a parade that had elephants leading his victorious team down the Levittown Parkway.

Earl was a man with a warm handshake and an unfailing optimism about all things in his life. He had a positive spirit until the end. He will be greatly missed by many.

Services will be held on Thursday evening, Jan. 29, at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home in Doylestown, where the family will be receiving from 6 to 7 p.m. with services immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations be made to Doylestown Hospital, 595 West State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 or to New Hope Park and Recreation Board, 123 New St., New Hope, PA 18938.

 

Cintra J.  Browse
 
Cintra Jones Browse, of Doylestown, died on Saturday, January 24th, 2015.   She was the wife of the late Robert Browse, who passed in 1992.
 
Mrs. Browse, the only child of John Latta and Gertrude Ross Jones, was born in Doylestown and lived most of her life in Bucks County, for many years at her home, Cremona, in Holicong. 
 
A graduate of The Springside School, Mrs. Browse studied occupational therapy at the Friends Hospital, Philadelphia before beginning her career in the field with the Navy in 1945.  She served as a WAVE in the military for two years in San Diego, California  and Portsmouth, New Hampshire until her honorable discharge in 1946.
 
Moving to New York City following World War II, Mrs. Browse joined the staff of  Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, leaving to care for her widowed mother in 1952.  She married her husband of thirty nine years, Robert Henry Browse, in 1953 and began a long life of community service.  Mrs. Browse volunteered for decades at Doylestown Hospital, was active with Trinity Episcopal Church, Buckingham for many years while she and her family resided in Holicong and she served on the board of the Phillips’ Mill Community Association in New Hope.  She gave most generously of her time to the Planned Parenthood Association of Bucks County in Neshaminy where she spent many hours counseling unwed mothers.  Mrs. Browse was honored with the organization’s top prize, the Margaret Sanger Award, in 1983.  Mrs. Browse also raised three sons, while her husband built the accounting firm Burton & Browse of Newtown and Doylestown.
 
Throughout her adult life Mrs. Browse was an inveterate traveler, exploring Europe and Asia with her family and friends.  Even after she was widowed she maintained an active life of service, family, travel and friends.
 
Mrs. Browse  is survived by her sons: Nicholas, (Cary)  of Still River, Massachusetts; Latta, (Carolyn) of Blairstown, New Jersey and Timothy, (Sue) of Mendham Township, New Jersey, as well as her six grandchildren:   Shane, Rory, Tyler, Annelies, Collin and Troy.
 
Her graveside service will 1 p.m., Thursday, January 29, at  Doylestown Cemetery, 215 East Court Street. Doylestown.  There will be a memorial service in the spring for all who knew and loved her at Trinity Episcopal Church, Solebury.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Cintra's name may be made to:  Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania at 610 Louis Drive, Suite 303 - 2nd Floor, Warminster, Pa. 18974.

 

 

Elizabeth Suckow Nichols
 
Elizabeth Suckow Nichols, 83, of Doylestown was welcomed into the loving arms of Christ on January 21, 2015.
 
Born in Bayonne, NJ she was the daughter of the late Theodore K.  and Miriam D. (Pellett) Suckow.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Suzanne O. Suckow of Bergen County, NJ.
 
She was the loving wife of her surviving husband, Earl A. Nichols, for 59 years. They married in 1955 in Glen Rock, NJ and resided in Carversville  from 1955 until 2013 when they moved to Pine Run Retirement Community.
 
At the beginning of WWII her family moved to Massachusetts where she graduated from Whitman High School in 1949.  She graduated from Swarthmore College in 1953 majoring in history. Elizabeth continued her studies in education at the University of Pennsylvania. From 1953-1958 she taught second grade at Buckingham Friends School in Lahaska. Later she taught at Trinity Day School in Solebury. She was an educational liaison with the Bucks County SPCA. After raising her family, she worked for Companion Services at the Pine Run Retirement Community in Doylestown, a position she held for 20 years, retiring in 2008. Elizabeth was considered one of the most beloved companions. 
 
Elizabeth was a member of the Emmanuel Reformed Episcopal Church of Four Brooks, Pipersville for over 40 years. She regularly taught Sunday School, Daily Vacation Bible School, organized children’s programs, participated in the women’s programs and Bible studies.
 
During their retirement, Elizabeth and Earl traveled extensively throughout the United States and Canada visiting National Parks, lighthouses, family and friends.
Elizabeth was the wonderful mother of her surviving children: Theodore E. Nichols (Melody) of  Doylestown; Miriam N. Wilson (Kenneth) of Zelienople, PA; Timothy E. Nichols (Betty) of Doylestown; Holly N. Stenson (Stephen) of North Adams, MA  and Dr. Thomas E. Nichols (Ulrike) of Leamington Spa, UK.  She was lovingly called Grammy and Grandma by her nine grandchildren: T. Philip Nichols, Rebecca H. Mello (Adam), Andrew H. Wilson, Katheryn E. J. Nichols, Lydia R. Nichols, James P. Stenson, Matthew B. H. Nichols, Norah L. Nichols, and Gavin M. Stenson. She was Aunt Beth to numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank all the nurses, aides, companions and staff of Pine Run Community who compassionately cared for Elizabeth. 
 
A memorial service will be held 3 p.m.,  Saturday, January 24, 2015 at  Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown.    The family will greet guests from 2 pm. until the time of the service. Interment will be private in Carversville Cemetery.
 
Condolences may be made using the Reed and Steinbach website www.reedandsteinbach.com. 
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Elizabeth’s name may be made to:  Bucks County SPCA, Box 277, Lahaska, PA 18931 or to:  Parvee Foundation, Pine Run Retirement Community, 777 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA 18901.

 

 

 

Robert C. Canup, Sr.
 

Robert C. Canup, Sr., of Doylestown, died Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at his home surrounded by his family. He was 59 and the husband of Jean Herrington.

 

Born in Greensboro, Georgia, he was the son of the late Eugene and Eloise Hall Canup.

 

Robert worked as a painter for over 25 years and enjoyed working outside, planting flowers and vegetable gardens in his free time.

 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons: Chris Canup, of Dublin; Nic Canup, of Doylestown; Jon Canup, of Newtown; Robbie Canup, of New Jersey; a step-son: Tony Herrington, of Arizona; five grandchildren; three brothers: Morgan, Glen and Johnny and a sister: Debbie, as well as many nieces and nephews.

 

Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday, January 24, 2015, at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown, where the public may call from 10 am until the time of the service. Interment will follow in Fountainville Chapel Cemetery (formerly known as German Baptist Church Cemetery).

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Robert’s name may be made to:  Special Olympics, 3535 Rockview Drive, Bristol, PA 19007 or to the family.

 

Lois V. Protinsky
 
    Lois V. Protinsky of Doylestown died on January 20, 2015.  She was 90 and the wife of the late Henry C. Protinsky.
 
    Born in Orange, New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late George A. and Jennie Pierson Miller.
 
    Lois enjoyed bowling, knitting, church activities, her many friends and spending time her with family.
 
    She is survived by children: son, Henry S. Protinsky, his wife, Joanne and daughters: Gail L. Eggimann, wife of the late W. Craig Eggimann and Lynn A. Brauns, her husband, Steven, as well as six grandchildren, her sister:   Carol Magyarits, her husband, Lester and her borther-in-law, Albert Cartwright.   She was predeceased by her sister:  Betty Cartwright.
 
    Relatives and friends are invited to her funeral service 7 p.m., Friday, January 23, 2015 at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown, where the family will receive guests from 2 p.m., until the time of the service.   Interment will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Hollywood Memorial Park, Union, New Jersey.
 
    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Lois’s name may be made to:   Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church, 75 Fairpoint Drive, Gulf Breeze, FL    32561.

 

 

 

Mary E. Taylor
 
    Mary E. Taylor of Doylestown passed away on Sunday, January 11, 2015.  She was 101 and the wife of the late Robert J. Rumer and the late Edward T. Taylor.
 
    Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Walter S. And Abigail Ladley Marvill.
 
    Mary worked for many years as an accountant in banking, having retired in 1975.
 
    Surviving is her son:   Ronald E. Rumer, his wife, Joan; her five grandchildren:  Robert J. Rumer III, T. Scott Rumer, Timothy Rumer, Debra Kamilla Tallman, Edward Taylor Rumer and her elevengreat-grandchildren:  Brielle Rumer, Thomas Rumer, Ryan Rumer, Kevin Tallman, Kate Tallman, Emily Rumer, Jake Rumer, Geneva Rumer, Shelby Rumer, Robert Rumer IV and Katie Rumer.  Mary was predeceased by a son:   Robert J. Rumer, II.
 
        Relatives and friends are invited to her funeral service 11 a.m., Friday, January 16, 2015, 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 follow in Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Prospectville.
 
           In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mary may be sent to:   Doylestown Hospital  Hospice, c/o Development Office, 595 West State Street, Doylestown, PA  18901-2554 or to:   PARVEE Foundation at Pine Run Community, 777 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA 18901.

 

 

Alice Murphy
 
Alice (Luczejko) Murphy of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, died on January 8, 2015 at the age of 95.
 
Alice was born of Ukrainian immigrants (Julia and Tony).  She was the last survivor of their five children (Anne, Sophie, Julie, Alice and John). Her family home was in Sayre PA. After graduating high school, Alice went to Ithaca to join her eldest sister Anne as a hairdresser for the Updike Salon, where Alice continued to work until she was seventy.
 
Shortly after moving to Ithaca, Alice met Bill on a blind date. In 1941 they began their 73 years of marriage. Within a couple of months Pearl Harbor triggered Bill’s involvement in the Army. Bill was shipped overseas for World War II as an airplane mechanic. They spent their honeymoon in Atlantic City in a hotel that later became a barrack where Bill was housed during his training.
 
Alice and Bill were active in their Ithaca community where they raised their three daughters. They were members of the Catholic Church and Bill was a member of the volunteer fire department and a member of the Elk’s Lodge. They always had neighbors who became close friends. Bill’s extended family also lived in Ithaca, and Alice always remained close to her sisters and brother.
 
Extended family gatherings have always been an important part of Alice’s life. There were summer vacations on Cayuga Lake, picnics at the state parks, gatherings at lake cottages, visits to Eldridge Park. Holidays were always a time for family to come together at various family homes. After the children were grown, Alice and Bill went on road trips with Alice’s sisters and brother, always maintaining a close relationship. As the years went by Alice became the matriarch of the family, and nieces, cousins and friends gathered at her home to celebrate holidays.   
 
Later in life Alice became an accomplished artist. She delighted many people with her wonderful painted boxes, trays and artwork. Six years ago Alice and Bill moved to Wesley / Heritage community in Doylestown, Pennsylvania to be near their daughter Jan. Her artwork was displayed in the lobby of Wesley / Heritage during a collective show in the fall of 2014.
 
Alice was spirited and loved. During her time in Doylestown she develop close relationships with many caregivers, including Brenda, Glen, Elona, Jeanette, the nurses in skilled nursing (Terri, Mary, Carol, Linda) and many more wonderful people. During her last few days she was assisted by Grandview Hospice.
 
The family will be eternally grateful for all the people who cared for her and the loving kindness they showed.
 

Alice is survived by her husband, Bill, who lives at Wesley Enhanced Living in Doylestown; her daughters: Gail Florian of Gladstone, Oregon; Carol Murphy of Carbondale, Colorado and Jan Murphy of Carversville, Pennsylvania and their husbands; her grandson, Frank Florian, of Gladstone Oregon and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 

 

Robert A. Hall
 
    Robert A. “Bob” Hall of Dublin died on January 8, 2015 at Golden Living Doylestown after a prolonged illness.  He was 83 years old.  The beloved husband of Esther V. Hall, they had been married for 56 years. 
 
    Born in Stillwater, Oklahoma he was the son of the late Chester and Alice Treat Hall.
 
    Bob lived most of his life in Dublin.  He served in the Air Force during the Korean War.  After honorable discharge Bob attended Upper Iowa University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics.  After moving to Pennsylvania he became a computer operator at the Naval Air Development Center, Johnsville where he programmed the centrifuge used in the training of the early astronauts.  He thoroughly enjoyed telling stories about meeting our Country’s first astronauts.  In his later years Bob also enjoyed reading, traveling, working with stained glass and collecting coins.
 
    In addition to his wife he is survived by two daughters: Carol Moyer (Scott) and Lisa Hall, as well as his two grandsons: Mathew Hall and Kevin Moyer.  Bob is also survived by his sisters, Jean Leonhart, Shirley Carpenter and Kelly Piepmeier and his brother, David Hall.
 
    A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, January 17th at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown.  Visitation with the family will be from  2 p.m., until the time of the service.    Interment will be private.
 
    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bob’s name to:  Mennonite Disaster Service, 583 Airport Road, Lititz, PA 17543.  MDS is responsible for organizing disaster response in the United States and Canada.

 

 

Peter Mekosh
 
Peter Mekosh, of Hoschton, Georgia, formerly of New Britain passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at home.   He was 96 and the husband for 61 years of the late Victoria L. Mekosh who passed in 2008.
 
Born in Centralia, Pennsylvania, Peter was the son of the late Michael and Anna Fago Mekosh.
 
Mr. Mekosh was retired from Merck Pharmaceuticals, where he worked in maintenance operations. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and a member of St. Anne Ukrainian Catholic Church. His daughter, Joanna, lovingly cared for Mr. Mekosh for 11 years along with her husband, Ben and their two daughters, Lorinda and Rosanna Cruz.
 
Survivors include his daughters, Joanna Cruz, of Hoschton, GA;  Gloria Lachman, of Sellersville, PA;  Victoria Rosenbaum, of Nicholson, GA;  Donna Allen of Middleburg, FL; his son, Peter Mekosh Jr., of Jackson, NJ; 10 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren as well as  many nieces and nephews.   Mr. Mekosh was preceded in death by his son, Gregory Mekosh and daughter, Patricia Mekosh.
 
A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a..m,  Wednesday, January 14, 2015 St. Anne Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1545 Easton Road, Warrington, PA 18976 where the family will receive guests from 9:30 a.m., until the time of the service.   Interment will follow Mass in St. John Neumann Cemetery, Chalfont.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Peter’s name may be mad to St. Anne Urkainian Catholic Church at the above address.

 

 

Kriss Ore
 
    Kriss Ore of Quakertown passed away on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.   He was 94.
   

     Relatives and friends are invited to Mr. Ore’s funeral service 11 a.m., Monday,

January 12, 2015  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 follow the service in Doylestown Cemetery, Doylestown.

 

Clinton Stiles

Clinton "Pop" Stiles of Ottsville died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015.  He was 83. He was the husband of the late Roberta C. Stiles, who died in 2004.

Born in Doylestown, Clinton was the son of the late Clinton F. and Ethel Frazer Stiles.

Pop served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  He was a carpenter.


He is survived by his sons, Clinton Craig Stiles and his wife, Sandra, and Christopher Stiles and his wife, Catherine; his daughter, Amy Slater and her husband, Kenneth; and his step-son, Benjamin Yannarella and his wife, Mary. Pop is also survived by 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank all who showed kindness to Pop at The Oaks, Dublin Diner, Perkins and Groveland Grill over the years at each breakfast and lunch time.

Also, the family would like to extend a special "thank you" to the wonderful ladies at The Country Homestead for their love and care during the last 18 months.

Pop's funeral service will be 12 p.m., Friday, Jan. 9, 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 held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Clinton's name may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

 

H. Philip Eiseman
 
On the morning of Thursday, January 1st we experienced a tremendous loss through the passing of Phil Eiseman. At age 70, after a battle with cancer, Phil departed peacefully at home in Doylestown surrounded by his loving family.
 
Phil was born in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Howard Philip and Jean (Wynn) Eiseman. He moved to Philadelphia in 1960 and soon found a passion for roofing. In 1968 he founded Eiseman Construction Co., Inc. in Doylestown. The success of Phil’s company has been a reflection of his integrity and his respect for customers, family and community.
 
Phil had a tremendous love for cars and racing, for baseball and football, for skiing and travel, for wine and music and elephants, and above all else, for his family. He was a natural leader with contagious positive energy. His storytelling was unrivaled and showed his kindness and creativity. Phil's way with words was disarming and solution-oriented. He faced challenges with relentless optimism.
 
Phil Eiseman was the American Dream.
 
Phil is survived by his loving wife, Melissa Eiseman. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his children:  Colleen Wojenski (Joseph), Carrie Dipalantino (David), Maria, Gregg, and  Maye Phillips (Michael), Sam and Max Wechsler. He was the proud grandfather of Matt and Conor Wojenski, Carter Capps, Ava Dipalantino, and Marianna Figueroa.  Also surviving is his dear sister, Jeane Criss (Robert).  He is an awesome uncle of Robert Howard Criss and Daryl Jeane Kerr (David) and their families. Phil will remain with us always.
 
The family will receive guests from 9 to 10 a.m. on Monday, January 5th at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown, followed by services at 10 a.m.   Interment will follow in Doylestown Cemetery, Doylestown. 
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Phil’s name may be made to: Central Bucks Family YMCA, 2500 Lower State Road, Doylestown, PA 18901.

 

 

 


 

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  n lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Charles's name may be made to the Bucks County S.P.C.A., P.O. Box 277 , Lahaska , PA 18931

 

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.