Obituaries

Recent Obituaries

Donald C. Smith, Jr.

May 16, 2024

Donald C. Smith Jr. of Churchville died on Thursday, May 16, 2024. He was 84 years old and the husband for 61 years of Linda B. Smith. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, he was the son of the late Donald C. Smith and Aurdrey Nelson Smith. Don grew up in Port Washington, New York and

Donald C. Murray

May 15, 2024

Donald C. Murray of Doylestown passed away on May 15 at Wesley Enhanced Living. He was 75. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Arthur and Rosetta Cook Murray. Donald wsa employed by Gimbels in Philadelphia for twenty-five years. He enjoyed playing the organ and piano and was an avid Philadelphia sports

Joseph M. Schmidt

May 15, 2024

Joseph M. Schmidt, passed away on May 15, 2024. He was 62 and is survived by his loving wife, Angelina Schmidt, and their two children: Angelina Schmidt (Bill) and Joseph Schmidt. He was a devoted grandfather to his grandchildren: Joseph, Jaslynn, Ava, and Ella. Joseph was a cherished brother of Joan Palka (Ray) and the

Kathleen M. Gilpin, CAPT USNR, Ph.D.

May 11, 2024

Kathleen Marie (Friel) Gilpin, CAPT USNR, Ph.D. passed away on May 11, 2024 at Hospice of the Chesapeake, surrounded by loved ones and holding her husband’s hand. She was 41 years old. Since October 2021, she had fought Stage 4 breast cancer with inspirational bravery, positivity, and faith. Kathleen was born in Bethlehem, PA and

Charles W. Bredow

May 5, 2024

Charles W. Bredow of Doylestown passed away on Sunday, May 5 at Doylestown Hospital. He was 80 and the husband of Elizabeth G. Bredow. Born in Lawrenceville, Kansas he was the son of the late Margaret and Ernest Bredow. Charles went to North Illinois University, transferring to Drexel University. He was employed by Rohm and

James R. Lesher

May 5, 2024

James R. Lesher of Doylestown, died on Sunday, May 5, 2024. He was 79 years old and devoted husband for fifty-five years of Marilyn Kutz Lesher. He was the proud father of four children: Andrew Lesher (Kristin) of Washington, DC, John Lesher (Jacqueline) of Cornelius, NC, Elizabeth Reidel (Jonathan) of West Hartford, CT and Emily

William H. Yerkes, III

April 29, 2024

William Heaton Yerkes, III of Furlong, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 29, 2024 at his home, with his family by his side. Born in Doylestown, he was the son of the late William Heaton Yerkes, Jr. and Elizabeth Fetters Slack. Bill was raised on the family’s None Such Farm in Buckingham and attended Buckingham

Muriel L. Phy

April 10, 2024

Muriel L. Phy, a longtime resident of Doylestown passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at Neshaminy Manor in Warrington. She was 92 and the loving wife for 68 years of David C. Phy who preceded her in death on December 21, 2021. Born in Upper Moreland, she was the daughter of the late Jim

Vincent J. Menna, M.D.

April 9, 2024

Vincent J. Menna, M.D. of Doylestown passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at his home. He was 85 and the husband of Lorraine Menna. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Nicholas R. and Mary Pili Menna. Vincent was a graduate of Glassboro High School, in Glassboro, NJ, Princeton University and

Grazia “Grace” Vinci Cantarella

March 31, 2024

Grazia “Grace” Vinci Cantarella, 95, of Doylestown, PA, passed away on March 31, 2024. She was born Grazia Vinci in Messina, Sicily, Italy. Grace was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was known for her love of sewing, knitting and always incorporating lace into her creations. Grace was always true to her name,