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Recent Obituaries

Alton L. Drummond

August 12th, 2018

Alton (Al) L. Drummond of Doylestown died peacefully after a long and courageous battle with Neurosarcoidosis on August 12, 2018 at Buckingham Valley Nursing and Rehab Center.  He was 65

Al was the beloved husband of 24 years to Michelle E. Wertz Drummond.

Born in Corning, NY, he was the son of the late Rudolph, Sr. and Barbara Cox Drummond.

Al was the first African American to be granted a scholarship at the University of Virginia for Basketball.  He had an immense love for his family and he always enjoyed time spent clowning around as Nuncle Al with his dear nieces and nephews.  Al will be greatly missed, but eternally loved by everyone who had the pleasure to have been in his life.    

In addition to his loving wife, Al is survived by his brothers: Rudolph, Jr. and his wife Rosalyn, Tyrone and his wife Rose, and Vincent Drummond and his wife Diane.  He is also survived by his mother-in-law Elsie Wertz, his sisters-in-law Kate Minarcik and Chris Shafer, and her husband Ben and his numerous nieces and nephews.

Al's family will receive condolences on Saturday, August 18th from 12:00 pm until his Memorial Service 1:00pm at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home 241 E. Butler Ave.(at Sandy Ridge Rd.) New Britain, PA.18901.  Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Bernie Mac Foundation at www.berniemacfoundation.org

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Sara M. Bruno

August 10th, 2018

Sara M. Bruno of Perkasie passed peacefully on Friday August 10, 2018 in Bristol Boro. She was 35.

Born in Doylestown she was the beloved daughter of Deborah A. Budzik Bruno and the late Robert F. Bruno and granddaughter of the late Ben Budzik and Pat Bruno.

Sara was a resident of Perkasie for over 26 years; she was a graduate of Pennridge High School, class of 2001.  Sara loved life to the fullest, she enjoyed music, knitting and playing the guitar. She loved animals and would care for any stray animal she could. She worked as a waitress for several restaurants in the local area.

She will be remembered for her infectious smile and determination.

In addition to her Mother, she is survived by her son Anthony F. Alfonzso-Bruno, her sister Linda Bruno and her grandparents and many aunts and uncles.

Sara’s family will receive condolences on Wednesday evening August 15th from 5:30 pm until her Prayer Service 7:30pm  in the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home 241 E. Butler Ave.(at Sandy Ridge Rd.) New Britain, PA.18901. Interment will be private.

 

Sara’s family would appreciate memorials in her name be made to the Bucks County S P C A, P.O. Box 277 Lahaska, PA 18931.

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Ann T. Pontarelli (Montini)

August 9th, 2018

Ann T. ( Montini) Pontarelli, recently of Ann's Choice, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 9, 2018. She was 83.

She was the beloved wife to the late Anthony R. Pontarelli.

Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the daughter to the late Peter and Sara Sciulli Montini.  She moved to Holland, PA in 1971 and retired to The Villages, FL in 2003.  After the death of her husband, she returned to the area in 2012 and resided at Ann's Choice in Warminster.

Ann loved to play cards, board games and any other activity that involved people, be it with her grandkids or the ladies at Ann's Choice.  As a comercial artist for many years, she loved to draw and would also offer her services as a painter with countless murals of beach scenes which would remind her of her time in Florida.  Ann was also an avid reader, never without a dog-earred novel in her possession. 

Ann is survived by her loving children; Anthony M. Pontarelli and his wife Maureen, Lisa A. Denove and her husband Peter, and Mark A. Pontarelli, 6 grandchildren, Anthony, Carla, Nicholas, George, Madeline and Nicholas.  She is also survived by her siblings, Antionette Pody (Hugh) and Peter Montini, she was pre-deceased by her sisters, Marie R. Guarrieri and Caroline DelCasale.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Monday, September 10, 2018 from 9:00am until her Funeral Mass 10:00am at St. Bede the Venerable Church, 1071 Holland Rd., Holland, PA 18966. Her interment will follow at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown, PA.

 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ann’s name may be made to Woman’s Humane Society, 3839 Richlieu Rd., Bensalem, PA 19020.

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Michael Cozzo Jr.

August 9th, 2018

Michael Cozzo, Jr of Holland died Thursday, August 9, 2018 at his resident at Twining Manor in Holland. He was 93.

Born in Philadelphia, Michael was the son of the late Michael and Rosina Nardi Cozzo.

Michael was born and raised in South Philadelphia where he had lived most of his life until he moved to Twining Village in Holland. True to his South Philadelphia roots, he was known for being an avid mummers fan.  Michael enjoyed watching the Philadelphia Phillies and his favorite players were Pete Rose and Mike Schmidt and he will be also deeply missed by his family and by all who came to know him.

Michael is survived by his nieces, Carol D’Orazio of Jamison and Gail Sacharczak of Holland with many other additional nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing from 9:00am until his Funeral Mass 10:00am on Monday, August 13th in St. Bede the Venerable Church, 1071 Holland Road, Holland, PA 18966. Michael’s interment will follow in Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery in Springfield.

 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Twining Village Benevolent Association, 280 Middle Holland Road, Holland, PA 18966.

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Dora Pacitti (Scipione)

August 9th, 2018

Dora Pacitti of Holland and formerly of Philadelphia and Bensalem died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Jefferson Bucks Hospital.  She was 89.

Born in Philadelphia, she was the beloved wife of the late Francis Girard Pacitti, daughter of the late Raffaele and Giovaninna Ioavannone Scipione and sister of the late Vincent Scipione and Loreta Rongione.

Dora was a longtime parishioner at Our Lady of Pompeii and then at St. Ephrem before moving to Holland and joining St. Bede the Venerable Parish.  She was an amazing cook and old world Italian dishes were her specialty.  Dora was one of the original daily “mall walkers” at the Neshaminy Mall.  Dora will be greatly missed by all who had the good fortune to have known her.

Dora is survived by her devoted children: Cynthia Cerulli and her husband Anthony of Holland; Frank Pacitti and his wife Kathleen of Warminster; David Pacitti and his wife April of Wilmington, DE.  She is also survived by her sister Frances Petruzzelli, her 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, some residing in Italy and Canada.

Dora’s family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 from 9:30am until her Funeral Mass 11:00am in St. Bede the Venerable Church, 1071 Holland Rd. Holland, PA 18966.  Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Bensalem, PA.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the National Centre for Padre Pio Inc., PO Box 206 Barto, PA 19504.

 

         

 

 

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Joanne Elizabeth Eisele (Kotz)

August 8th, 2018

Joanne Elizabeth Eisele of Richboro died peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, August  8, 2018 at St. Mary Medical Center. She was 78.

Joanne was the beloved wife of 57 years to Wayne Eisele.

Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late George and Mildred Creswell Kotz.

Joanne worked for many years as a Legal Secretary and she transitioned into her husbands main go to person in the business he founded. Joanne loved animals and she enjoyed to pamper the family pets with love. She was a lady who had a heart so big, that no matter what was going on in her life, Joanne always thought and cared for her beloved family and close friends. Joanne will be greatly missed, but the love she gave will be cherished in the hearts and minds of those who received it.

In addition to her beloved husband Wayne, Joanne is survived by her loving children: Christopher Eisele of Philadelphia, and Susan Boyer and her husband Tom of Sterling, MA.  She is also survived by her two dear grandchildren Nathan and Sydney and her brother James Kotz and his wife Peggy.

Joanne’s family will receive friends on Friday Evening, August 10, 2018 from 5:30pm until her Memorial Service 6:30pm in the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.) Richboro, PA 18954. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 30 South 17th Street Philadelphia, PA 19103.

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Susan E. Dougherty (Salantri)

August 8th, 2018

Susan E. Dougherty passed peacefully on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania at the age of 70.

Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late James and Elizabeth (Gatti) Salantri.

Susan was the beloved wife of Thomas J. Dougherty for 36 years. In addition to her husband Tom, Sue is survived by her loving and devoted children: Thomas S Dougherty of Philadelphia and Stacy Dougherty and her husband Brian Zavodnick of Ivyland.  She cherished time with her granddaughter, Taylor. She is survived by her brother James Salantri (Kathleen) and her nieces and nephews (Elissa, Jimmy, Ryan and Jackie).

Sue was a 2nd grade teacher at Benjamin Rush Elementary School in Bensalem for over 40 years and was beloved by all her students.  She was an active member of the fitness center at the Spring Mill Country Club for many years. Sue would light up the room and was always the life of the party (especially on the dance floor).  She enjoyed traveling the world and summers in Ocean City, NJ with family and friends. Sue loved the Christmas season, Broadway, listening to Sinatra, shopping at Macy’s and a passion for cooking. Above all, she loved being with her family and cherished every moment that has been forged into the hearts and minds of her children and granddaughter. Sue will be greatly missed by everyone who has had the pleasure to be in her life.

Susan’s family will receive friends on Wednesday evening, August 15, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Road (at Holland Road) Richboro, PA 18954.  They will also be receiving friends on Thursday morning, August 16, 2018 from 10:00 until her Funeral Mass at11:00 am at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 654 Hatboro Road, Richboro, PA 18954. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery in Newtown.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to benefit the playground at Clara Barton Elementary School by sending donations to the Fund for the School District of Philadelphia, c/o Duane Morris, 30 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 18903. Please place Clara Barton Playground in the memo of the donation.

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Dolores Cymbala (Schaller)

August 8th, 2018

Dolores Cymbala of Newtown died Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at her daughter’s residence in Newtown, PA surrounded by her loving family. She was 80 years old.

Dolores was the beloved wife of 60 years to Frank P. Cymbala.

Born in Washington DC, she was the daughter of the late Emil and Helen (Fachet) Schaller and the grandmother of the late Nicholas Cymbala.

Dolores had been a recent resident of Newtown, PA and had formerly resided in the Olney section of Philadelphia and Churchville, PA. She had worked for many years along with her husband in her son, Frank P. Cymbala Jr’s business. Dolores was an avid reader and her true passion and joy was spending quality times with her family especially her grandchildren. She will be truly missed by her family and by all who came to know her.

In addition to her beloved husband Frank, Dolores is survived by her children and their spouses; Frank P. Cymbala Jr. and his wife Linda of Lower Gwynedd, PA and her daughter Karen Egan of Newtown, PA. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Erin, Joseph and Daniel Egan and her brother Dr. Richard Schaller and his wife Nanette of Allentown, PA.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet her family from 8:30am to 10:00am on Saturday, August 18th at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Road (at Holland Rd.) Richboro, PA 18954 followed by her Funeral Mass at 10:30am in the Church of St. Andrew, 81 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA 18940. Dolores’s interment will be privately held by the family.

 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory should be sent to Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia, Nicholas Cymbala Literacy Center, 1518 Walnut Street, Suite 712 Philadelphia, PA 19102. 

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Matthew A. McKinney

August 7th, 2018

Matthew A. McKinney, of Warminster, died peacefully on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at the Rose Garden at Ann’s Choice. He was 86 years old.

Matthew was the beloved husband of 22 years to Joan R. Hermann Richmond McKinney and the late Ann O’Brien McKinney.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Matthew and Florence Wombold McKinney and father of the late Kathleen Menzak.

Matt was a resident of Bucks County for many years. He was a proud veteran of the United States Navy. He retired in 1993 after a successful career in chemical sales with Pennwalt Corporation.

Matt loved being with family and friends, especially playing cards and was a fearless Hearts player. He always had a book close by that he was reading and looked forward to his quiet time painting in oils. He will be sadly missed by his devoted family and friends.

In addition to his wife, Matt will be missed by his children, Michael McKinney and his wife Debbie, and Patricia McKinney and her husband Daniel Perkins. He is also survived by his son-in-law, Brian Menzak; his 5 grandchildren, Mary Ann Hillig (Jesse), Daniel DiGiovanni, Megan Menzak, Katherine Perkins (Winslow Smith), Julia Perkins (Zachary Arbitman) and 2 great grandchildren Lily Huscher and Daniel Smith, his sisters, Florence Pearson and Claire Ryan, his 3 step children, Kim Williams (John), Bill Richmond (Patty) and Thomas Richmond (Julie) and 1 step great grand child.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Friday August 10, from 9:30 am until his Funeral Mass, 10:30am at Nativity of Our Lord Church, 605 W. Street Rd. in Warminster, PA 18974. Military Honors to follow. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name may be made to Ann’s Choice Benevolent Care Fund 20,000 Ann’s Choice Way, Warminster, PA 18974.

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Michael E. Maurer

August 7th, 2018

Michael E. Maurer of Warwick went home to be with the Lord after a courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. He was 58.

Mike was the loving husband of 34 years to Rev. Erin Antrim Maurer.

Born in Bethlehem PA, he was the son of Suzanne Toth Maurer and the late Michael Maurer.

Mike graduated in 1977 from Freedom High School in Bethlehem, where as a senior where he earned the distinction of first chair in percussion in State Band. In 1983 he received a bachelor’s degree in Music Merchandising from Mansfield University. Mike’s love and dedication to music led him in 1991 to establish and continuously direct the Southampton Music Company. He was formerly an active member of the Bucks County Symphony Orchestra, played occasionally with the Southampton Band, and he has been a dedicated drummer in Beacon, the worship band at Chalfont United Methodist Church. Mike’s life was dedicated to the joy of bringing music into the lives of others, and he will forever be remembered by those who have had the pleasure and opportunity to have been in his life and loved by him.

In addition to his beloved wife Erin and loving daughter Elizabeth Maurer of Lancaster, Mike is survived by his mother Suzanne Toth Maurer of Bethlehem, his sister and brother-in-law Lori Fritz and Randy and his sister-in-law and brother-in-law Anda Johnson and Lyle. He is also survived by his niece Jennifer Fritz and his nephews John Fritz, and Donnan and Nevan Coyne

Mike’s family will receive friends on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 8:30am until his Funeral Service 10:00 am at Chalfont United Methodist Church, 11 Meadowbrook Lane Chalfont, PA 18914.  Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Chalfont United Methodist Church at the aforementioned address or to Abington-Jefferson Hospital Hospice, 225 Newtown Rd. Warminster, PA 18974.

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