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Recent Obituaries

Carol M. Larson (Smedburg)

February 22nd, 2018

Carol M. Larson of Churchville passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at her home with her loving husband by her side following a brief illness.  She was 68.

Carol was the beloved wife of 18 years to Ronald K. Larson.

Born in Philadelphia, Carol was the daughter of the late Albert Smedburg and Ida Smedburg. She was raised and spent most of her life in Churchville, Bucks County.  In addition to her parents, Carol was preceded in death by her brother Alan Smedburg.

A graduate of Council Rock High School, Carol went on to lead a long career ultimately specializing in Computer Software Training.  She held various roles over the years including having worked for Lenox Corp. and training local underprivileged Bucks County residents on how to use computers.  She then became an independent consultant, travelling all over the United States and internationally on behalf of various corporate clients to train their employees on using new and customized software.  Her consulting subsequently led to her most recent position as Director of Special IT Projects with a company and people she loved at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman, & Goggin Law Firm in Philadelphia.

Additionally Carol enjoyed travelling, golfing, horseback riding, and going to the movies.

In the fall of 2012 Carol endured what many would consider a major setback, suffering a major cerebral stroke.  Although medical professionals didn’t think she would ever fully recover, Carol’s perseverance and courage proved them wrong and she was able to get back to doing many of the things she had done before. 

Her memory will be forever treasured by all those who loved her.

In addition to her husband Carol also leaves behind his children, Kevin Larson and his wife, Dawn, of South Orange, NJ and Michelle Larson and her wife, Jessica, of Houston, TX; Kevin and Dawn’s children, Max and Flynn Larson; her nephews, Alan and Daniel Smedburg and their families and her niece Lynn Chase and her family.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Monday, February 26, 2018 from 10:00 AM until her Memorial Service 11:00 AM at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.), Richboro, PA 18954.  Her interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society, 1626 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19103.

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Eleanor S. Waldron (Stommel)

February 21st, 2018

Eleanor Stommel Waldron of Doylestown passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Doylestown Hospital.  She was 89.

Eleanor was active within the Wesley Enhanced Living community and will be remembered there for her quick wit and social nature.

Her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends will carry on with fond memories of long walks and good talks.

She was fond of the birds, and joins her late husband and son overlooked by the white swan.

Services and interment will be private.  

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Audrey J. Tucker (Sobel)

February 20th, 2018

Audrey J. Tucker of Washington Crossing, PA died peacefully on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at St. Mary Medical Center. She was 73.

Audrey was the beloved wife of Thomas N. Tucker for 47 years.

Born in Sycamore, IL and raised in Easton, PA, she was the daughter of the late Morton and Betty Kotzen Sobel.  She received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Louisville and a master’s degree in social work from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Audrey’s career was dedicated to the service of the community.  Audrey was affiliated with Family Service of Bucks County for over 40 years, serving as its CEO since 1987.  In that role, she managed the growth and development of the agency, which now serves nearly 26,000 Bucks County residents annually from multiple locations throughout the county. 

Audrey was a visionary in identifying needs in the County and developing programs to meet those needs.  Among her signature accomplishments include Family Service becoming licensed as a drug and alcohol treatment facility in 1987 and as a mental health outpatient treatment facility in 1997. Its success in these areas was highlighted by the agency’s selection by the State of Pennsylvania as an Opioid Use Disorder Center of Excellence (COE) in 2016.  Audrey also co-chaired the COE Community Advisory Board. 

Audrey had a relentless passion for her work.  Through her efforts and leadership, she helped launch many initiatives, including Project HOPE and Caring Families, innovative child abuse prevention programs.  She established the Bucks County Family Center in 1995 to serve Bristol Borough residents and expanded it to serve the entire County twelve years ago.  Through her participation on the Bucks County Health Improvement Project, Audrey was instrumental in developing a Teen Center in 1997 to provide services to adolescents in Bucks County.  In addition, Audrey led two recent mergers which led to the Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter and the Contact Helpline/Suicide Prevention Lifeline becoming Family Service programs.  Under her leadership, in 2006, Family Service moved into a new headquarters allowing the agency to increase its support to families in the community.

Valued for her expertise in the area of HIV/AIDS, Audrey was elected to serve on the National Task Force on AIDS by Family Service America.  She was appointed to the Philadelphia AIDS Consortium by the Bucks County Commissioners and served as its Co-President.  She established Bucks Villa to serve those affected by AIDS.  A 1996 decision by the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania in Eichlin v. Zoning Board of New Hope Borough, relied heavily on Audrey’s “credible testimony and expert opinions” in affirming the grant of a zoning permit to Bucks Villa.

Audrey was a leader in other organizations serving on various Boards of Directors:  Contact of Greater Philadelphia, Bucks County Health Improvement Partnership, and previously the Board of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center.  She was Co-Chair of the Bucks County Family Center’s Board of Directors.    

Audrey enjoyed listening to classical music; reading; discussing politics; spending time at her family’s Ocean City, Maryland condominium; and cooking, especially with her daughter and oldest grandson.  

In addition to her husband Tom, Audrey is survived by her loving children: Darren Tucker and his wife Anne of Bethesda, MD and Megan Tucker of Los Angeles, CA.  She is also survived by her two dear grandsons Andrew and Ethan, her brothers Lawrence Sobel (Marylee) and Jesse Lambert (Gloria), her sister Amy Weis (Mark), and numerous nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewings on Thursday, February 22 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM and on Friday, February 23 from 9:30AM until her Funeral Service 10:30AM 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 Family Service Association of Bucks County at www.fsabc.org/donate/.

 

 

 

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Loretta Marie Dudek (Stefanik)

February 19th, 2018

Loretta M. Dudek of Holland died on Monday, February 19, 2018 surrounded by her loving family at Chandler Hall Hospice in Newtown. She was 76.

Loretta  was the beloved wife of the late Richard J. Dudek Sr. for 53 years.

Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Emil and Loretta Ann Lynch Stefanik. Shortly after being born Loretta moved to Oakford, Pa and enjoyed a happy childhood.

Mrs. Dudek was a resident of Holland for the past 40 years.  She graduated from St. Hubert’s in 1959.  Her first job was at Blaisdell Pencil Company located on Byberry Road. She had a rewarding career as an International Sales Manager with Cabot Medical in Langhorne. Her favorite

hobbies were gardening and caring for her pets.

  Being family oriented she always enjoyed the special times spent on her back porch with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She will be sadly missed as a devoted  mother, grandmother and great grandmother. 

Loretta is survived by her three children, Loretta-Jo Menzen and her husband, David, of Germantown, MD, Colleen Forman and her husband, Jeffrey, of Richboro  and Richard J. Dudek Jr. and Kim Valentin of Holland. She is also survived by her eight grandchildren, Danielle Kelly, Stephanie McBurnett, Ciara Forbes, Emily Menzen, Anthony Forman, David Menzen Jr., Nicholas J. Dudek, Cailyn T. Dudek, and her great grandchildren, Keira, Conor, Harper, Brendan, Eden, Charlotte. Eleanor, Annabelle and Vivian and her brothers and sisters, Francis Stefanik of Perkiomenville, James Stefanik of Maple Shade, NJ, Marilyn Capobianco of Hulmeville, and Patricia Cousino of Houston, TX.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing from 10:30am until her Funeral Mass 12:00pm on Friday, February 23rd at St. Bede the Venerable Church, 1071 Holland Road, Holland, PA 18966.  Interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851.          

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Elsie Pollino (Hack)

February 19th, 2018

Elsie Pollino, of Chalfont, died peacefully Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 in Willows Hospice Care at Pine Run Health Center, surrounded by her family. She was 79 years old.

After a 6-year battle, she has now found peace and been reunited with her late husband, John Pollino.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, Elsie was the daughter of the late Frederick Joseph Hack and Elsie Bullock Hack. Elsie worked for GMAC in Philadelphia for over 37 years. After retiring, she worked for several retail stores. As each went out of business, she became know as “Elsie the Ax”. She laughed about being unemployed; but with each defunct business came new friends. She later volunteered in the gift shop at Doylestown Hospital, which gave her immense pleasure. Elsie was truly a force of nature with her quick wit and even quicker tongue. However, she had a heart of gold and would move heaven and earth for those she loved. She left an indelible mark on those who know her.

She will be sadly missed by her daughter, Barbara Pollino (Arran MacKinnon), her brother, Frederick Hack (Eleanor), her nieces, Tracey Hack and Christine Hack, great granddaughter, Hannah Elizabeth, cousin, John Donaghy (Edna) and many other special extended family members. Elsie was privileged to have the love and support of many friends who were always there for her and made her final months a bit easier.

Family and friends are invited to gather on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 9:00AM until the time of her Time of Remembrance, 10:00AM, at the Joseph A. Fluehr, III Funeral Home, 241 E. Butler Ave. (at Sandy Ridge Rd.) New Britain, PA 18901. Elsie’s interment will follow at George Washington Memorial Park in Plymouth Meeting, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Doylestown Hospital; Doylestown Health Foundation, 595 W. State St. Doylestown, PA 18901.

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Edgar B. Rodgers, Jr.

February 18th, 2018

Edgar B. Rodgers, Jr. of Holland, PA died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, February 18th at Abington Memorial Hospital.  He was 73.

Ed was the beloved husband of 49 years to Lydia McGovern Rodgers. 

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Edgar B. and Anne Campbell Rodgers.

In addition to his wife, Lydia, Ed is survived by his loving children: Julie Palmer and her husband Michael of Boynton Beach, FL, Edward Rodgers and his wife Nancy of Centennial, CO, and Sarah Caramanno and her fiancé Walter Layer his brother John Rodgers and his wife Glenda of North Wildwood, NJ, and two sisters.  He is also survived by his 4 grandchildren Jake and Thomas Caramanno and Henry and Maggie Rodgers, and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewings on Friday, February 23, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.), Richboro, 18954 and on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 9:30 AM until his Funeral Mass 11:00AM all in St. Bede the Venerable Church, 1071 Holland Rd., Holland, PA 18966.  His interment will follow in Whitemarsh Memorial Park in Ambler, PA.  

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Travis Manion Foundation, 164 East State St. Doylestown, PA 18901.

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Martin J. Volandt, Jr.

February 17th, 2018

Martin J. Volandt, Jr., of Blue Bell, died on February 17, 2018. 

Martin was a retired Vice-President of Research and Development for ARCO.

He was the beloved husband of the late Gloria J. Damico Volandt. He is survived by his sister-in-law Jean Damico, and many many nieces and nephews and his dear friend and companion Rose Polk.

Martin’s family will receive condolences on Thursday from 10:00am until his Funeral Service 11:00am at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd.(at Holland Rd.) Richboro.

Interment will be in Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, Langhorne.

In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to Founding Friends of Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 S E Indian St. Stuart, FL. 34997

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Joseph William Stevens

February 16th, 2018

Joseph “Skip” Stevens of Hatboro died Wednesday, February 14, 2018 surrounded by his family at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He was 78.

Skip was the beloved husband of 57 years to Regina (Jean) Connor Stevens.

Born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, he was the son of the late Joseph and Julia Modory Stevens, and brother of the late John “Jack” Stevens of Warwick.

Skip is survived by his children, Lisa Rose of Greensboro, NC, Jeffrey Joseph Stevens and his wife Tami of Chalfont, Jennifer Duffy and her husband Brian of Warrington, and Joseph Todd Stevens and his wife Cheryl of Quakertown.   

Skip’s true love was his family. He was most proud of his children and 14 grandchildren, and enjoying life with his beloved Jean. He was also a tremendous fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, celebrating their recent Super Bowl win with his wife and children. In addition to spending time and vacationing with his family, he enjoyed playing golf and travelling.

Skip’s life was also one of serving others.  He served in the National Guard, and continued his early career as a Philadelphia Police officer, in which he rose to the rank of Detective in Juveniles, before deciding to start his own business.

Skip spent the majority of his professional career as a service station owner. Through hard work and dedication, he continually built his business, eventually owning Holland Texaco (Holland, PA) from 1982 through 2001.  Always having a strong work ethic, after selling the Holland Texaco, Skip continued to work as a Court Reporter until finally enjoying retirement at age 76.

Along with his professional career, Skip served his community as a member of the Feasterville Lions Club, The Masonic Temple of Philadelphia, Knights of Columbus, and the Feasterville Business Association. Because of Skip’s good-natured manner, friends lightheartedly referred to him as the “Unofficial Mayor of Holland”.

Skip never met a stranger and always saw the best in others, coaching and encouraging many he met over the years. Even in his final days, his nurses and doctors remarked what a sweet man he was. 

The Stevens family sends its heartfelt thanks to those who cared for Skip at the University of Pennsylvania Vascular Department, Abington Memorial Hospital, and Christ’s Home Rehabilitation Center in Warminster.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family from 9:00am until his Funeral Mass 11:00am on Wednesday, February 21st at St. Cyril of Jerusalem Church, 1410 Almshouse Road, Jamison, PA 18929. Skip’s interment will follow at St. John Neumann Cemetery in Chalfont, PA.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in his memory to BARC, P.O. Box 470, Holicong, PA 18928, which serves and advocates for people with intellectual disabilities and autism.

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Dorothy M. Gill (Haws)

February 16th, 2018

Dorothy M. Gill of Richboro, died peacefully on Friday, February 16, 2018, with her devoted daughter and son at her side at the Abramson Center for Jewish Life in North Wales. She was 85.

Born in Philadelphia, Dorothy was the beloved wife of 65 years to the late Bruce H. Gill, who died in 2014. She was the daughter of the late Harry Haws Sr. and Emily Crane Haws and sister of the late Harry Haws Jr. and mother-in-law of the late Chuck Diehle.

Dorothy lived in Churchville for many years with Bruce and their 2 children. She was a graduate of Germantown High School, class of 1948. Bruce’s job took them to Detroit and St. Louis, MO. She was an active volunteer for Children’s Hospital and wherever they lived they made life long friends.

Dorothy and Bruce retired to Naples Fla, for the winter months and then to Mt. Laurel Jersey for the summers to be close to family. Dorothy and Bruce moved back to Richboro about 10 years ago. She had many friends at the Senior Center especially in her exercise class, which was followed by lunch. Dorothy was an active member of the Four Seasons book club and a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church, Ivyland.

Dorothy’s family meant everything to her; she was an outstanding mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Each of her grandchildren cherished time with their “Mom-Mom”. She will be remembered for her loving and caring ways and special Hugs.

Dorothy is survived by her dear children and their spouses Joyce A. Diehle, Bruce H. Gill Jr. and his wife Diane. She is also survived by her 4 dear grandchildren; Courtney Ganter (Bill), Ashley Emerick, Christopher Gill, Bradley Gill (Meghan) and the love of her life, her  great grandson Owen W. Ganter.

Dorothy’s family will receive condolences on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 10:00am until her Funeral Service 11:00 am at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home 800 Newtown–Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.) Richboro.   Interment will follow in Union Cemetery, Richboro. 

In lieu of flowers contributions in her memory may be made to the Abramson Center for Jewish Life 1425 Horsham Rd. North Wales, PA 19454

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Agnes Anna Matulis (Andrulis)

February 15th, 2018

Agnes Anna Matulis of Richboro died Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Manor Care Health Services in Yardley. She was 95.

Agnes was the beloved wife of the late Albert J. Matulis.

Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Veronica Ballucharta Andrulis

Agnes was a former resident of Northeast Philadelphia from 1958 until she moved to Richboro in 2013. She was caretaker to everyone which included her neighbors and especially her cherished family. Agnes enjoyed her summers by the pool and often tried her hand in many a game of chance at the casinos. Paramount in her life was the quality times she spent with her grandchildren and her family. Agnes will be deeply missed by everyone who came to know and love her.

Agnes is survived by her children, Alberta Morris and her husband Henry of Bensalem and Albert P. Matulis and his wife Denise of New Hope. She is also survived by her 8 grandchildren, Richard, Kristy, Kenneth, Katelyn, Jason, Carolyn, Danielle and Albert and her 17 great grandchildren.

Agnes was preceded in death by her 1 brother, 4 sisters and her daughter Angela A Metzger.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family from 11:00am until her Funeral Mass 12:00pm on Tuesday, February 20th in the Church of St. Andrew, 81 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA. Agnes’s interment will follow at 1:30pm in the Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Newtown.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

 

 

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