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Recent Obituaries

Grace Margaret Freeman (Nielsen)

May 22nd, 2018

Grace “Margaret” Freeman of Newtown died peacefully on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Pickering Manor in Newtown. She was 97.

Born in Newark, NJ Margaret was the beloved wife of the late Stuart P. Freeman, loving mother of the late Karen Shropshire, and the daughter of the late Magnus and Dagny Nilsen Nielsen.

Margaret has been a resident of Newtown for over 40 years and had previously resided in Yardley.  She enjoyed Cooking and Baking, crocheting, gardening, playing cards with friends, but most of all Margaret cherished the times she spent creating memories with her family.  Margaret will be greatly missed but loved eternally as a loving and nurturing mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Margaret is survived by her loving and devoted children: Roy Freeman and his wife Toni of Baltimore, MD, Barry Freeman of Yardley, Robert Freeman and his wife Maureen of Fallsington, Stuart Freeman and his wife Gerda of Feasterville, and Janice Smith and her husband Richard of Newtown.  She is also survived by her 10 dear grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Friday, May 25th from 9:00am until her Funeral service 11:00am in the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.) Richboro, Pa 18954.  Interment will follow in Newtown Cemetery.

Margaret’s family would like to thank the staff at Pickering Manor who over the past 3 years have become part of the family and also to Deb and Irene from Hospice for the love and care they gave. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Pickering Manor Home, 226 North Lincoln Avenue Newtown, PA 18940.    

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Marie G. Frallicciardi (DePaul)

May 21st, 2018

Marie G. Frallicciardi of Bensalem passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 21, 2018. She was 88.

Marie was the loving wife of the late Fred A. Frallicciardi.

Born in Trenton, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Luigi and Columbia (Conforti) DePaul.

Marie was one of nine children. She was raised in Trenton and met her husband, Chef Fred, when she worked for Lorenzo’s Restaurant. Together they bought and moved to a farm in Kingwood Township, NJ. For over 30 years, Marie lived in Kingwood with her husband and daughter before moving to Pennsylvania.

When heaven called her husband Fred, Marie moved to Bensalem to be near her daughter and her family. Soon, she began working for Woolworth’s. Later in life, she retired when the company closed.  Marie loved spending time with her family, gardening, and trying new recipes. Her warm and loving ways would always make you feel like family.

Marie is survived by her daughter, Diane L. Radick and her husband, Lee of Richboro; her grandchildren, Jonathan and Rhianna Radick and her brother Vito DePaul.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 9:00 to 10:00 AM at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown- Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.), Richboro, PA 18954 and to her Funeral Mass 10:30 AM at St. Bede the Venerable Church, 1071 Holland Rd., Holland, PA 18901. Her interment will follow in Rosemont Cemetery, Route 519, Rosemont, NJ.

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Donald J. Howard

May 19th, 2018

Donald Howard, age 82 of New Hope, PA passed away on May 19, 2018 from complications of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).

Don was born and raised in the Hamilton Grange section of New York City; and attended Annunciation School and Rice High School. Don graduated from Manhattan College, New York University and Fordham University with degrees in Chemistry, Business and Law.  He was a member of New York Bar Association. Don was a patent attorney for Mobil Oil in New York City and Alexandria, VA for 35 years before retiring in 1994. 

As a child, Don grew up in New York City and enjoyed playing stickball and was a fanatic Brooklyn Dodger fan. Don loved his Brooklyn/LA Dodgers and was an avid collector of Dodger memorabilia throughout his life. A cat lover, Don owned many cats during his life, and was a volunteer for many cat shelters over the years.

He is predeceased by his wife Jodi (Stenz) Howard, his sister Barbara Howard, brother Ronald Howard, and parents Joseph and Jean Howard.

He is survived by his sister- in- law Kathleen Falkenstein, brothers- in- law Daniel Falkenstein, Joseph Stenz and Louis Barr;  nephews and nieces, many devoted friends and his devoted care taker Terri Nagel.

Funeral arrangements are private.  To send a condolence or remembrances please go to www. Fluehr.com 

 

Donations to the ALS Association of Greater Philadelphia, 321 Norristown Road, Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002  or Ally Cat Allies, 7920 Norfolk Avenue, Suite 600, Bethesda, Maryland 20814  in memory of Don are appreciated.

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David G. McAleese

May 19th, 2018

David McAleese of Buckingham died Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Chandler Hall Hospice in Newtown. He was 82.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, he was the son of the late Dr. James and Catherine Gallagher McAleese.

David was a resident of Bucks County since 1959 and resided in Buckingham Township. He is survived by his wife Antoinette“Toni” McAleese and his daughter JoDair McAleese and was preceded in death by son James A. McAleese II.

He was a graduate of Miami University of Ohio and earned a Bachelor for Architecture and Masters of City Design (Planning) degree.

His extra-curricular interests include skiing, pen and ink architectural artwork, travel and cooking. David served on the Board of Directors for his children’s school and was active with his local church. His art commissions have included several historic buildings such as the Brick Hotel and the Temperance House in Newtown plus numerous residences in the area.

For over thirty years, David has accumulated expertise as a consultant to local governments, private landowners and developers, attorneys and fellow professionals – all in real estate matters. He has served as a municipal building inspector and had managed the day to day operations of a professional office park. David had lectured at the college level and co-authored a book on urban redevelopment. He had marketed publications and professional services. David wrote the original Historic District Regulations for “Edgewood Village” in Lower Makefield. He had worked with prominent civil engineering firm for ten years as coordinator of planning. David has done extensive environmental analysis including wetland delineation.

He was affiliated with the Prudential Preferred Properties in the Fall of 1991 and was responsible for listings, several referrals out of this area and company relocation service introductions to Philadelphia firms. He has taken and successfully completed both a company and a real estate board orientation course. David’s diverse but relevant background serves his clientele and the company well.

David finished his professional career in his 50’s due to a layoff closure of the company where he had worked and eventually worked through various positions as a cook for the Christ Home and Spring Mill Country Club before working in a factory until it was closed. He ended his working career at Doylestown Genuardi’s Supermarket where he was affectionately know as “Deli Dave”

He will be greatly missed.

Services and interment will be privately held by the family. 

If so desired, please consider a contribution in David’s memory to the  New Hope Solebury Cares or through http://www.trinitysolebury.org/lobsterfest/ or NHSC Home.

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Rosemarie Kennedy Correll (Long)

May 18th, 2018

Rosemarie Long Kennedy Correll died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Friday, May 18, 2018 at Manor Care in Yardley. She was 88 years old.

Rosemarie was the beloved wife of the late William M. Kennedy and the late Burton Correll. She is the loving grandmother of the late Jake Correll; and sister of the late Thomas Long and George Long.

Born in Mahanoy City, PA, she was the daughter of the late John and Philomena Brill Long. Rosemarie attended the Mahanoy Area High School, graduating in 1948. She then attended St. Mary Hospital Nursing School and graduated in 1951. As a registered nurse, her entire career was spent taking care of others. Even in retirement she worked as a school nurse at Pennsbury High School. Rosemarie was an avid sewer and enjoyed quilting and all types of crafts. She was a member of the American Sewing Guild.

Rosemarie will be greatly missed by her children and their spouses, William M. Kennedy and his wife Patti, Sharon R. Burd and her husband David, Brian S. Kennedy and his wife Dani; her step children, William Correll and his wife Sue, James Correll (Kerri), Janet Petrisin (Rob) and John Correll (Tabatha); her grandchildren, William Kennedy, Erin Kennedy, Amanda Burd and Dr. Julia Burd. She is also survived by her step grandchildren, Danielle Altman, Nichole Ruiz, Evyn Petrisin; Ben Correll, Helen Correll, Matthew Correll, Sarah Correll, Kaile Correll; five step great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Her family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 9:00AM until her Funeral Mass 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Grace Church, 225 Bellevue Ave., Langhorne, PA 19047.  Her interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at www.AFSP.org

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Ida “Kathy” Coulton (Berger)

May 17th, 2018

Ida K. “Kathy” Coulton of North Wales, Pennsylvania, passed peacefully on May 17, 2018 at Pine Run Health Center, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. She was 96.

Born in Coaldale, PA, she was the daughter of the late William and Anna Berger. Kathy had two brothers, George and Morris, and three sisters, Helen, Myrtle and Mary.

Her parents divorced in the mid-1920’s.  Her father worked in the coal mines and on the railroad. He heard about Tabor Home through the Lutheran Church and attempted enrolment of the family there. The boy’s dormitory was full so the boys were sent to live on a farm and the sisters, Helen and Myrtle, were admitted. Mary had previously passed. Kathy was only 5 years old in 1927 when she came to Tabor Home and Helen was only 3. Sister Lena, head matron at the Home became a mother figure to Kathy and although she was quite stern, a loving bond was soon developed. In 1938, Kathy was pulled out of the tenth grade and was sent to care for a 3 year old child for a couple in Narberth, PA. The parents were not very nice to her and after a year, she left and obtained a similar job in Jenkintown for Ralph Coleman, a famed illustrator and painter. The artist later painted a picture of Sister Lena and gifted the painting to Tabor Home in Kathy’s honor. It was while she was employed by Mr. Coleman, as a domestic, that the country girl met a boy from Brooklyn, Frederick Mohr, who soon became the “love of her life”. They later married.

In 1949, Kathy was in the hospital having her son, Ken, and met her roommate, LaVerne Coulton, who was having her daughter, LaVerne. The two became friends. LaVerne’s husband, George, was a World War II veteran and a railroad engineer. His wife was a homemaker. The Coultons lived in New Britain, PA. The couples soon became close. Later, Fred Mohr passed in September, 1974, LaVerne Coulton passed in December of the same year, and out of companionship, both Kathy and George started dating. It didn’t take long for a special love to blossom and in 1978, Kathy and George married.  Kathy and George remained married for 22 years and then George passed in February, 2000.  The family was heartbroken over these losses, but Kathy continued to bring joy and love to this family. She will be in our hearts forever and remember her ending to every phone call to say “love you”.

Kathy is survived by her four children, Fred Mohr (Violet), Allan Mohr (Ann), Ken Mohr (Jane) and Kathy. Kathy’s husband, Harry Shorday sadly passed very recently. She is also survived by Gary Coulton, Gregg Coulton (Susan) and LaVern Hammond (Jack). There are 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Monday, May 21, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until her funeral service beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Joseph A. Fluehr Funeral Home, 241 East Butler Avenue (at Sandy Ridge Road), New Britain, PA, 18901. Her interment will follow at the Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Ambler, PA.

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Louis A. Ermilio

May 17th, 2018

Louis A. Ermilio of Warminster passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018 at the age of 90.

Louis was the beloved husband to the late Frances Jarosiewicz Ermilio; sharing 67 years of marriage.

Born in Philadelphia, Louis was the son of the late Luigi and Pauline DeLia Ermilio.

Louis was born and raised in South Philadelphia and eventually moved to Warminster. He retired from Nabisco after 43 years of faithful service. Louis was a proud veteran of the US Army serving during the Korean War. He was an avid sports fan who enjoyed watching the Phillies. He never missed a day of watching Fox News and enjoyed keeping up with politics. Louis was family focused and loved spending quality time with daughter, granddaughter, and great-grandchildren. He shared a very special bond with his great-granddaughter Sophie and enjoyed every second he spent with her. He was loved by all he came in contact with.

Louis is survived by his dearest daughter Deborah E. Costanzo (Edward) of Warminster, his beloved granddaughter Lisa and fiancé Jimmy, his cherished great-grandchildren, Sean, Anthony and Sophie, and his brother Michael Ermilio.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing from 9:30am until his Funeral Mass 10:30am on Wednesday, May 23rd in Nativity of Our Lord Church, 605 West Street Road, Warminster, PA 18974. Louis’s interment will follow in St. John Neumann Cemetery in Chalfont.

 

If so desired, please consider a contribution to the Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

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Robert Clark Strunk

May 16th, 2018

Robert Clark Strunk of Washington Crossing died suddenly
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at his home. He was 65.
Robert was the beloved husband of 40 years to Nancy Elaine
Janiczek Strunk.
Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Elmer and Carolyn
Clayton Strunk.
Bob was a former resident of Sellersville before moving to
Washington Crossing in 2004. He was a graduate of Penn State University
and earned his Masters Degree in Engineering from Drexel University. He
was licensed as a Professional Engineer in over 20 states and was a
member of multiple professional associations including; NSPE, AISC, ACI,
ASCE, NCEES and the NCSEA. Bob served in many positions in various
churches throughout his life and was an avid supporter of the Bucks
County Choral Society for many years. In his leisure, he enjoyed playing
pickleball, and was DEVOTED to all of his family. Bob will be deeply
missed by his family and by all who came to know him.
In addition to his beloved wife Nancy, Bob is survived by his children,
Robert Clayton and his wife Lauren of Langhorne and Lisa Diane Strunk of
Santa Barbara, CA. He is also survived by his cherished grandchildren,
Gabriel and Violet and his sister, Ruth Curtier Sweeney of Washington
Crossing.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewings from 6:00-8:00
pm on Monday, May 21 st and on Tuesday, May 22 nd from 9:00 am until his
Funeral Service 10:00 am in the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800
Newtown-Richboro Rd., Richboro, PA 18954. Interment will follow at the
Newtown Cemetery.
If so desired, please consider a contribution in Robert’s memory to
the Bucks County Choral Society, 252 W. Swamp Rd., #5, Doylestown, PA
18901 or St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church of Yardley, PA. 

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Kenneth Kitson, Jr.

May 16th, 2018

Kenneth Kitson, Jr. “Ken” of Doylestown, died on May 16, 2018 at Pine Run Health Center, surrounded by his family.  He was 88. 

Ken was born on October 14, 1929 in Mt. Airy, Pa., to Rachel Wetherill Kitson and Kenneth Kitson, Sr.  He grew up in Germantown Pa. where he attended Roosevelt Jr. High and Germantown High School. He graduated from LaSalle College Night School, majoring in Marketing.

He served in the National Guard during the Korean War, and was stationed in Germany

In 1955 he married the former Betty Hatch and they raised their two sons in Oreland, Pennsylvania.  In 1986 he retired from a long career with Smith, Kline & French Pharmaceuticals (now GlaxoSmithKline) and he and Betty moved to Ottsville, in Bucks County.

His interests included nature and birding, photography, camping, woodworking and carving, painting, and model railroading. He was active in his sons’ Boy Scout troop. He was very active in his church as well as at Bucks County Audubon and Peace Valley Nature Center.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sister, Audrey McCrea, of Doylestown.  Surviving also are his sons: Larry and wife Bonny of Easton, and Lee and his wife, Lynn of Harleysville.  He also leaves five grandchildren:  Sheila Wood, and Kenneth, Emily, Mary and Rachel Kitson as well as 3 great-grandchildren: Brandon, Savannah and Teagan.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his memorial service on Saturday, June 2nd at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2631 Durham Road (Rt. 413) in Buckingham. Visitation begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by the service at 10:00.  There will be a luncheon at 11:00.  Interment will be private. 

In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to either the above-named church at P.O. box 387, Buckingham, Pa.18912, or Peace Valley Nature Center, 170 Chapman Road, Doylestown, PA. 18901. 

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Joan L. Rogalinski (Williams)

May 15th, 2018

Joan L. Williams Rogalinski, of Newtown, PA died peacefully Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne. She was 83 years old.

Joan was the loving wife of 49 years to the late James W. Rogalinski.

Born in Collingdale, PA, Joan was the daughter of the late George and Dorothy Atwood Williams.  She was the last of four sisters to pass, after Dorothy “Jean” Romanelli, Ruth Greenlaw and Marian Hutton.

As the foundation of a close-knit family, Joan’s priority was always her husband and son – family came first. She was supportive through incredibly difficult times and will be remembered for her caring nature, selfless generosity, sense of humor, compassion and enduring encouragement.

Joan will be missed as a devoted mother, best-friend and roommate by her only child, Steven J. Rogalinski.

She is also survived by her niece, Robin Pavel; her nephews, George Hutton, Charles Hutton, Larry Romanelli and Phillip “Jimmy” Romanelli; her grandnieces and nephews, Amanda Lind, Leonard Pavel, Kristin Pavel-Simmons, Charles “Chuck” Hutton, Jr., Melissa Hutton, Christopher Hutton, Maureen Hutton and Amy Hutton as well as all her great-grandnieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 9:00am, until the start of Joan’s prayer service, 10:00am, at the Joseph A. Fluehr, III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.) Richboro, PA 18954. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Feasterville, PA.

 

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