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Recent Obituaries

Martin R. Byrne

October 22nd, 2018

Martin Robert “Bob” Byrne passed away peacefully on Monday, October 22, 2018. He was 79.

Bob was the beloved husband of Janis Breese Byrne.

Born in Pittsburgh, PA, he was the son to the late Martin Richard Byrne and Beatrice Scrivens Taylor.

Bob was a 35 year resident of the Newtown area. He worked for 38 years as a Pharmaceutical Sales Rep. for Bristol-Myers Squibb. He was proud of his position as the former Grand Knight of the Raymond V. Hennessy Council # 6145 Knights of Columbus in Newtown PA. He was also a longtime board member of the Agape Campfire Program, a program for boys and girls sponsored by the Archdiocesan Office of Youth and Young Adults. He was, above all, a family man. He loved coaching his daughters at the Newtown Colonial Softball League, as well as coaching for the St. Andrews Soccer Team. Bob will truly be missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by his loving daughters; Colleen M. Byrne and Susan M. Brown and her husband Michael, as well as his brother Dr. John Byrne and his wife Bonnie, his brother-in-law Jim Breese, his sister-in-law Barb Breese, and his nieces Stacey and Bridget.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet Bob’s family on Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 10:00am until his Funeral Mass 11:30am at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 81 Swamp Rd., Newtown, PA 18940. His interment will follow at Newtown Cemetery, Newtown.


Elizabeth P. Finnegan (Prato)

October 22nd, 2018

Elizabeth Prato “Betty” Finnegan of Southampton passed away on Monday, October 22, 2018 at her home. She was 74.

Betty was the loving and devoted wife of John P. “Jack” Finnegan with whom she shared 47 years of marriage. 

Born in Philadelphia she was the daughter of the late Baptist and Concetta Cafagna Prato.

Betty was a graduate of Frankford High School and went on to earn her Associate’s degree from Bucks County Community College. A resident of Southampton for 46 years, she was the founder of Project Children of Bucks County and served as the coordinator for many years.  She also worked for the Bucks County Intermediate Unit as an administrative assistant.  She was also passionate about her family’s lineage and had become an accomplished genealogist over the years. 

Elizabeth was most proud of her family and treasured spending time with her loving husband, children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and her siblings.  She will be dearly missed. 

In addition to her husband, Elizabeth is survived by her daughters, Patricia Gardyan (Frank) and Kathleen Finnegan (Kyle); her grandchildren, Kyle Gardyan, Ciara Gardyan, Kayla Maahs, Dominic Rousset, and Justin Maahs; her sister, Mary Grace Prato; her sister-in-law, Joyce Danks Prato; and her brother-in-law, Frank Lupo. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Carmine Prato, and Roseanna Lupo. 

Relatives and friends are invited to express condolences on Friday, October 26, 2018 from 10:00 AM until her Funeral Mass 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 611 Knowles Ave., Southampton, PA 18966.  Her interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem.   

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Elizabeth’s memory to the American Diabetes Association, 150 Monument Rd., Ste. 100, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004. 


Alan V. Slawter II

October 19th, 2018

Alan V. Slawter II, affectionately known to some as “A.J.” and others as “Al”, passed away on Friday, October 19, 2018 at his home in Jamison. He was 39.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the devoted and loving son of Alan V. and Rhona L. Suter Slawter.

Alan graduated from George Washington Carver High School for Engineering and Science in Philadelphia. The perfect marriage of his loves for fixing things and cars led him to the first part of his career as an auto mechanic. However, it wouldn’t be long until he found his way to a job with SEPTA where he worked on the company’s buses for the last 13 years.

Alan had a passion for history, something he shared with his father. He was a quick study and would research anything and everything to learn as much about it as possible, which often led to discussions of his findings with his dad. Additionally he enjoyed collecting all sorts of old and antique items, having built a collection which was admired by many. He could fix anything and was often the go-to person when in need of a repair. Alan would stop at nothing to help someone who needed it.

What will be most treasured by all those who knew and loved him was his sweet disposition, dry sense of humor, quick wit, and his legendary hugs. He was devoted to his family and friends and words simply cannot express how much he’ll be missed.

In addition to his parents, Alan is survived by his children, Morgan Taylor Ferguson and George Preston Slawter. His pride and love of being their dad was without measure. He also leaves behind his brother Andrew Slawter and his wife Melissa. Alan took on the role of being a big brother with steadfast devotion and love and in Andrew’s eyes was his hero, his friend, and his heart. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews; Joseph, Chase, Savannah and his beloved God Son, Andrew Slawter Jr., who beamed with admiration for him; and he also leaves behind countless extended family and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 9:30am until his Funeral Service 11:00am at Advent Lutheran Church, 45 Worthington Mill Road, Richboro, PA 18954. Alan’s interment will be private. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Alan’s name may be made to Morgan and George’s Educational Fund, c/o 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd., Richboro, PA 18954.


John G. “Jack” Nangle, Sr.

October 18th, 2018

John G. “Jack” Nangle, Sr. formerly of Philadelphia died peacefully on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at Neshaminy Manor surrounded by his seven loving children.  He was 83.

Born in Philadelphia, Jack was the beloved husband of the late Agnes Madden Nangle and the loving son of the late Michael and Mary Carr Nangle.

Jack was a proud Army veteran, serving with the 501st Infantry Regiment in Alaska.  Jack served for 30 years as a Phila Firefighter, retiring as a LT with Ladder 15.  Following retirement from the PFD, Jack was a Fire Marshall at the Naval Depot in Lawndale, affording him the opportunity to work with his dear wife Agnes.  Jack and Agnes shared many pleasant nights out at Ruhlings during this period. 

Jack took great pleasure in vacationing with his family each summer in Wildwood, NJ.  He relished his role as Grandfather, always helping out with babysitting chores for his 21 Grandchildren.  Jack was a lifelong Phila sports fan, often regaling us with stories of the Whiz Kids and 1960 Eagles.

Jack is survived by his loving and devoted children: John G. Nangle, Jr. and his wife Kathryn of Glen Burnie, Joseph P. Nangle and his wife Barbara of Southampton, Mary Ellen Jayne and her husband Mark of Newtown, Kathleen Boccella and her husband Giovanni of West Conshohocken,   A. Diane Van Houten and her husband Joseph of Doylestown, Michael A. Nangle and his wife Marian of Warrington, and Patricia Mann and her husband Randy of Warminster.  He is also survived by his dear grandchildren John, Kelly, Dennis, Robert, Jessica, Victoria, Sean, Brian, Stephen, Nicholas, Joseph, Maria, John, Patrick, Mark, Matthew, Courtney, Michael, Margaret, Mary, and Lucas and his great grandchildren: McKenzie, Carson, Kieran, Clara, Greyson, and Jameson. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Sunday Evening, October 21, 2018 from 6:00-8:00PM in the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd.  (at Holland Rd.) Richboro, PA 18954 and in St. Andrew Catholic Church, 81 Swamp Rd Newtown, PA 18940 on Monday, October 22, 2018 from 10:00am until his Funeral Mass 11:00AM.  Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Bensalem.


Lawrence P. Chapman

October 18th, 2018

Lawrence Provost Chapman, of Chalfont, PA, died at home on Thursday, October 18, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was 75 years old.

Born in Darby, PA, he had been a long-time resident of Bucks County, PA. He was the beloved husband of the late Maureen H. McMurdo-Chapman and son of the late William and Nellie Provost Chapman.

Lawrence will be remembered as a hardworking man who loved his family immensely. As a deli owner, he was a fixture in the community and always treated his employees well. He had the perfect job for someone who loved to meet and talk to people.

Lawrence will be missed greatly by his sons and daughters-in-law, Michael L and Suzanne Chapman, James W. Chapman and Stephen P. and Ann Marie Chapman. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Lily, MacKenzie, Jacob, Finn and Maxxwell; and his sister Phyllis.

Friends and relatives are invited to greet Lawrence’s family on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 10:00am until the time of his Funeral Service, 11:00am at the Joseph A. Fluehr, III Funeral Home, 241 E. Butler Ave. (at Sandy Ridge Rd.) New Britain, PA 18901. His interment at Washington Crossing National Cemetery will take place with military honors, privately, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association at 625 W. Ridge Pike, Conshohocken, PA 19428 or to the American Cancer Society at 1626 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19103.


Florence J. Mainart (Caplonies)

October 17th, 2018

Florence J. Mainart of Holland died Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at St. Mary Medical Center in Holland. She was 91.

Florence was the beloved wife to the late Leonard C. Mainart, Jr.

Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Jonas and Caroline Kasmaitis Caplonies and the sister of the late Helen Schivito.

Florence was a former resident of the Rhawnhurst section of Philadelphia before moving to Holland in 2010. In her early years, she had worked in the Philadelphia Naval Ship Yard assisting in building ships during World War II. She eventually worked with Bell Telephone as an operator and later in life as a cashier with Shop Rite in Philadelphia. Florence enjoyed exercising and was an avid walker and was a member of the Social Club at the Resurrection of Our Lord Church in Philadelphia. She will be deeply missed as a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother and friend to all.

Florence is survived by her two sons, Leonard C. Mainart III and his wife Joanne of Holland and Stephen J. Mainart and his wife Florence of Mullica Hill, NJ. She is also survived by her 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Monday, October 22nd from 6:00-8:00pm and on Tuesday, October 23rd from 8:30-9:30am in the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Road (at Holland Rd.) Richboro and to her Funeral Mass 10:00 am in St. Bede the Venerable Church, 1071 Holland Road, Holland, PA 18966. Florence’s interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery in Bensalem.


 In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 100 N. 20th Street, 4th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103.


Walter E. Konschak

October 17th, 2018

Walter E. Konschak of Southampton died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. He was 75.

Born in Philadelphia, Walter was a resident of Southampton for the past 27 years.

Walter was the beloved husband to Suzanne P. Anderson Konschak for the past 28 years, the son of the late Richard and Agnes Hinger Konschak and brother of the late Robert Konschak.

Walter was a graduate of Bensalem High School, class of 1960. He worked as a meat cutter and Meat Manager for Holiday-Thriftway Markets for over 46 years. Walter had a lot of hobbies; he enjoyed working around his home, gardening and growing tomatoes in his garden. He was an accomplished woodworker and looked forward to going to Antique Car Shows. He was a long-time member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Southampton. Walter will be remembered for his gracious smile and warm and caring ways.

In addition to his beloved wife Suzanne, Walter is survived by his children and their spouses; Kimberly Buch and her husband H L Buch, Connie Krepich and her husband Mike, Kristine Williams and her husband John, Carole Anne Baisden and her husband Frank, and Patricia Konschak. Walter is also survived by his sister Evelyn Pagliacetti and her husband Michael, his sister-in-law Eileen Konschak and his 10 cherished grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Monday, October 22, 2018, from 9:00am until 10:45am; followed by his Funeral Service, 11:00am in the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 877 Street Road, Southampton, PA 18966. Walter’s interment will follow in Forest Hills Cemetery, Philadelphia.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, at the above address, or to the American Cancer Society, 1620 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19103.


Dr. David H. Loughran Sr.

October 16th, 2018

Dr. David H. Loughran, Sr. of Richboro died of bladder cancer on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne.  He was 66.

Born in Philadelphia, Dr. Loughran was the son of the late John Loughran, Sr. and Alma Hatfield Loughran.

Dr. Loughran graduated from St. Joseph’s University, and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He completed his fellowship in Infectious Disease at St. Michael’s Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey.  Dr. Loughran was respected  by his colleagues for his specialized work and for his contributions towards S.T.D. prevention while employed with the Centers for Disease Control. He devoted countless hours studying HIV/AIDS and examining treatment options for persons afflicted with the disease.  Some of his early work during the frantic period of the 1980’s AIDS epidemic helped to develop some of the most effective treatments that are being utilized currently. 

Dr. Loughran has been a longtime professor and also the Chair and Course Director of Infectious Disease in the Infectious Disease Division of the Department of Internal Medicine at PCOM.  He also served as the Director of Continuing Education at Neumann Medical Center.  Dr. Loughran’s infectious disease practice in Doylestown has been well respected by members and institutions in the field of medicine, and appreciated by his patients, some of whom had been coming to him for health care for nearly three decades.  Many of Dr. Loughran’s long-time patients credited him for saving their lives and went on to develop lasting friendships with him.  Among his professional peers he was always willing to be called upon for a consult and whenever an answer or help was needed.

Dr. Loughran was an avid Harley Davidson enthusiast who enjoyed the solace of riding his Harley throughout the twists and turns of Bucks County and surrounding areas.  He enjoyed coaching his son’s ice hockey teams, time spent with family and close friends at the shore, learning how to snowboard and play ice hockey at age 50, the many snowboarding trips he took with his children, and the times he spent with his companion, Sharon Ethier.  He will be greatly missed by all, but his contributions to the study and treatment of infectious disease and the love he shared for his children will endure forever and be remembered by many.

Dr. Loughran is survived by his four loving children David H. Loughran, Jr. and his fiancée Justine Porretti of Perkasie, Megan and John “Tommy” Loughran of Richboro, and Michael Loughran of Ambler.  He is also survived by his brother John Loughran, Jr. and his longtime companion Kim Phillips.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday October 23, 2018 from 5:00 PM until his Funeral Service at 6:00 PM 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 his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1626 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19126.


Annuziata Scotto di Cesare (Schiano-Lo Moriello)

October 15th, 2018

Annuziata Schiano Lo Moriello Scotto Di Cesare, of Langhorne died peacefully on Monday, October 15, 2018, at her home. She was 81.

Born in Naples, Italy, Annuziata was the beloved wife of the late Aniello Scotto Di Cesare for 56 years who died on June 18, 2013 in Italy. She was the devoted daughter of the late Pasquale Schiano Lo Moriello and Anna Erbulli.

Annuziata is survived by her dear children and their spouses Biagio Scotto Di Cesare and his wife Mirella, Antonio Scotto Di Cesare, Concetta Bavarella and her husband Gennaro, Anna Palino and her husband Pasquale, Sabrina Scotto Di Cesare and Gennaro. She is also survived by her 4 brothers and her 7 sister. Annuziata is the devoted Nonna of 14 and also survived by 2 great grandchildren.

Annuziata’s family will receive condolences on Thursday October 18, 2018 at St. Andrew Catholic Church 81 Swamp Rd. Newtown, PA 18940  from 12:30 pm until her Funeral Mass 3:00pm.

Her interment will be private.


Walter N. Smerconish

October 11th, 2018

Walter Nicholas Smerconish, of Doylestown, PA died on Thursday, October 11, 2018, at Doylestown Hospital. He was 88.

He was originally from the company coal town of Audenreid, Pennsylvania, the son of a mine foreman, Wasil, and Mildred Walker Smerconish.

Walt was a 1947 Graduate of West Hazleton High School.  He then went on to receive a Bachelor’s of Science from Bloomsburg State Teachers College and served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict.  Soon after returning home he moved to Doylestown with his then wife, Florence Smerconish Cohn, and worked as an Educator in the Central Bucks School District from 1959 to 1993, first as a teacher of social studies, and then as a guidance counselor.  During this time, he completed his own education by receiving his M.Ed. in Counseling in 1967 from Lehigh University.

Walt’s passions were fly fishing and football.  (He’d be disappointed to know if his favorite fishing spot in the Poconos were revealed with any specificity.)  For twenty-five years, he was a football referee at the junior high, high school and college level.  He routinely officiated in the Bux-Mont, Suburban One, Philadelphia Catholic and Ivy Leagues.  Once, he officiated a scrimmage between the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins at Albright College in Reading.  One protégé of Walt was Scott Green who became an NFL referee and officiated three Super Bowls. In the Mike Pettine era of Central Bucks West football, Walt was proud to serve for twenty years as the team’s field announcer for home games at War Memorial Field. 

Walt loved and was deeply rooted in the Doylestown community. He served as Director of the Jaycees, was President of the Doylestown Youth Recreation Council, served on the Board of the Central Bucks YMCA, organized the Youth Committee for the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce, ran the adult education program at the Bucks County Prison, and was a Trustee of the Bucks County Community College, among many responsibilities.  He formerly belonged to both the Rotary Club and Union Horse Company.  In 2010 he was inducted into the Central Bucks-Central Bucks West Hall of Fame as a Community Service Leader.

He is survived by his two sons, Walter S. Smerconish of Haverford, and Michael A. Smerconish and his wife Lavinia of Villanova, as well as his sister, Anna Hauze, of West Hazleton, PA. He is also survived by his 8 grandchildren.

Friends may call between 5:00-7:00pm Monday, October 15, 2018 at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home 241 East Butler Ave., (at Sandy Ridge Rd.) New Britain, PA 18901.  His interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Mike Pettine Foundation, 36 Heritage Lane, New Britain, PA 18901.




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