Linda Carroll

September 30th, 2016

Linda Carroll of Holland died Friday, September 30, 2016 at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne. She was 75.

Linda was the beloved wife of 43 years to the late James J. Carroll.

Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of Rose Montana DiLemmo and the late Frank DiLemmo.

Linda was a long time resident of the Somerton section of Philadelphia before moving to Holland in 1996. She was a Communicant of St. Christopher Church in Philadelphia and was a former member of the LaSalle College High School Mother’s Club. In her leisure she enjoyed cooking and playing cards. Linda’s true joy in recent years was the quality times and memories that she fostered with her family at the beach in Ocean City, New Jersey. She will be deeply missed by her family and by all who came to know her.

In addition to her mother Rose, Linda is survived by her two sons, James J. Carroll Jr. and his wife Carolyn of Richboro and Francis C. Carroll (Michelle and Danny) of Holland. She is also survived by her two sisters, Margaret Spinnelli of Jamison and Francine Coleman of Philadelphia, her two loving grandsons, James III and Jack, and aunt of many dear nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Wednesday, October 5th from 9:30am until her Funeral Mass 11:00am in St. Christopher Church, 13301 Proctor Road, Philadelphia, PA 19116. Linda’s interment will be private. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th and Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Read More...

Thomas D. McDevitt, Jr.

September 28th, 2016

Thomas D. McDevitt, Jr. of Richboro passed away on Monday, September 26. He was 32.

Born in Philadelphia, he is the son of Thomas D. and Mary Frances Cole McDevitt.

A long-time resident of Richboro, he graduated from Council Rock South in 2003, where he played football. He also graduated from Holy Family University in 2010, with a degree in Public Relations. His smile and energy lit up the room. Devoted to his family, he enjoyed fishing with his father in Ocean Pines, MD and loved creating lifelong memories with his daughter, Ella. He enjoyed science fiction books, landscaping and gardening, and playing basketball and baseball with his friends.

In addition to his parents, Thomas is survived by the love of his life, Ashley London and his beloved daughter Ella McDevitt. He also leaves behind his brothers, Frankie and Matthew McDevitt; his sister, Mary Kate McDevitt; his grandmother, Mary Cole; his aunt, Patricia Guarnett and husband Neil; and his uncles, Francis Cole, and wife Eleanor; Joseph Cole and wife Rose; James McDevitt and wife Marilyn; Edward McDevitt and wife Irene; and Michael McDevitt. He will be missed by his many cousins and friends.

Friends are invited to gather and greet Thomas’ family Friday, September 30, 2016 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Joseph A. Fluehr, III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd (at Holland Rd), Richboro, PA 18954. A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 at 9:30am at St. Bede the Venerable Church, 1071 Holland Rd, Holland, PA 18966.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations in Thomas’ name may be made to Drexel College of Medicine- National Institute of Drug Abuse Center of Excellence, at P.O Box 8235, Philadelphia, PA 19101-9685. Donations can also be made at giving.drexel.edu.

Read More...

Elizabeth F. “Libby” Rook

September 28th, 2016

Elizabeth F. “Libby” Kenderdine Rook of Ivyland, died peacefully on Wednesday September 28, 2016, at her home. She was 95.

Elizabeth was born in Langhorne on the Kenderdine family farm; she was the beloved wife of the late J. Walter Rook to whom she was married to for 65 years, daughter of the late Daniel and Emma Cummins Kenderdine and sister of the late Marjorie Linton.

“Libby” as she was know to many worked along side her late husband on the farm in Ivyland, which has been in the Rook family for over 6 generations and still produces today. She was a graduate of Richboro High School, class of 1939.

Libby was proud to be called a farmer; she cherished her time spent working with her husband and 4 sons and not a day went by that when the Rook men came in after a long day, supper was always ready. A woman of faith, Libby was a life long member of Addisville Reformed Church in Richboro. She was a Deacon on the Consistory at Addisville Reformed Church and was the First Woman Elder and she taught Sunday school for over 50 years. Church and farming have been a major part of her life; she ran the kitchen at Addisville for most all of the events held in fellowship hall and traveled on several mission trips through the years. She will be sadly missed by her devoted family and many friends.

Libby is survived by her four sons and their spouses; Robert J. Rook, William R. and Kathy R. Rook, Benjamin A. and Valerie Rook and Barry C. and Theresa Rook all of Ivyland, she is also survived by her dear 8 grandchildren; Kimberly and Richard Capaldi, Sheri and Brian Omlor, Tammy and Kevin Carbone, Bethanne Rook, Benjamin J. Rook, Ethan and Sarah Rook, Ashley Rook and Andrew Rook and 5 great grandchildren; Kyle, Dylan, Connor, Ethan Jr. and Owen. Libby is also survived by her brother Kenny and Ann Kenderdine.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing Sunday evening October 2nd from 6:00PM to 9:00PM at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.), Richboro and on Monday October 3rd at the Addisville Reformed Church 945 Second Street Pike, Richboro from 9:00AM until her Funeral Service 10:00AM. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Richboro.

Contributions in her memory maybe made to Addisville Reformed Church at the above address.

Read More...

Evelyn Marie Clark

September 27th, 2016

Evelyn Marie Clark of New Hope died Monday, September 26, 2016 at her residence in New Hope surrounded by her devoted family. She was 96 years old.

Evelyn was the beloved wife of 71 years to the late Richard T. Clark Sr.

Born in Johnstown, PA, she was the daughter of the late George and Sadie Abraham Saleeba and was the sister of the late Matilda Evans, Vivian Curry, Nellie Kovac, Betty Sipes and Samuel Saleeba.

Evelyn was a seamstress and had worked for Cay Artley in Johnstown. In her leisure, she enjoyed dancing, playing the violin and spending time with her family. Evelyn was a former communicant of Visitation BVM Church in Johnstown and was presently a Communicant of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Doylestown. She will be truly missed by her family and by all who came to know her. The Clark family would like to thank Evelyn’s caregivers for all of the compassionate care that has been provided to their love one.

Evelyn is survived by her son, Richard T. Clark, Jr. and his wife Angela of Doylestown, her two cherished grand daughters, Kelly and her husband Dave and Lisa and her husband Steve, along with her 3 great grandchildren, Katie, Mary and Nathan.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Thursday, September 29th from 9:00am until her Funeral Mass 10:30am in Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 5175 Cold Spring Creamery Road, Doylestown, PA 18902. Interment will follow in St. John Neumann Cemetery in Chalfont.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Evelyn’s memory to the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Parish Life Center Fund, C/O of the above stated address. 

Read More...

Sioned Valentine Davies

September 24th, 2016

Sioned Valentine Davies (aged 49), of Newtown, passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at her residence with her loving husband and family by her side.

Beloved wife of Dyke Davies, devoted mother of Manon and Matthew, and daughter of Jean and Alun Evans of Powys, Wales, she succumbed to metastatic breast cancer after a prolonged struggle to overcome the disease.

Having spent her early life in Wales, Sioned spoke fluent Welsh and was proud of her Celtic heritage. She graduated from Aberystwyth University with a BA in history and moved to London, to pursue a career in personnel management. There she met her husband, Dyke, and they married in the summer of 1991. Over the years they moved and lived all around the world including London, Moscow, New York, Melbourne, and most recently, Newtown, PA, developing countless friendships along the way.

Sioned took great pride in being a loving wife, mother, and friend, and was devoted to her children. Caring for her family brought her immense fulfillment and she never allowed her illness to slow her down or keep her from being her beautiful self. She was a creative spirit, making pottery and playing tennis, but mostly enjoying the friendship and fun that these activities brought to everyone involved. She adored dogs especially her beloved K-9 companions, Dodger and Noodles, and their friend, Liffey. She will be dearly missed but certainly never forgotten.

In addition to her husband, children, and parents, Sioned is survived by her brother, David.

Her services and interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to METAvivor, an organization dedicated to funding research into Metastatic (stage 4) breast cancer, at https://secure.metavivor.org/page/contribute/.

Read More...

Rita Czekaj

September 24th, 2016

Rita Czekaj of Holland, PA passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2016 with her loving husband and family by her side at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne. She was 82.

She was the beloved wife of Bernard Czekaj.

Born in Philadelphia she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary Jankowski Shimony.

Rita was a long time resident of the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia where she attended St. Anne’s elementary and the former St. Anne’s Commercial School. She led a long career as a bookkeeper and later relocated to Fox Chase before settling in Bucks County.

Nineteen years ago, Rita was fortunate to be a recipient of a successful heart transplant and in the years that followed she travelled all over the world, including 17 countries. She also treasured time with her husband and family at their home in Enterprise, FL and Brigantine, NJ. She was a “Gone with the Wind” enthusiast, an avid reader and also a very talented piano player.

Above all else, Rita was a devoted wife, mother, and adoring grandmother and no matter how big or small the gathering, time with her family was always most important. She will be dearly missed.

In addition to her husband, Rita is survived by her children, Cindy C. Reihmann and her husband, Max, and Mark Czekaj and his wife, Andrea Campbell-Czekaj; her grandchildren, Devon, Tyler, and April-Michelle Czekaj; her brother, Michael Shimony and his wife, Maureen; and countless extended relatives and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet her family on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 10:00 AM until her Funeral Mass 11:00 AM at the Church of St. Andrew, 81 Swamp Rd., Newtown, PA 18940. Her interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Gift of Life Donor Program, 401 N. 3rd St., Philadelphia, PA 19123. 

Read More...

John Maurer

September 23rd, 2016

John Maurer, of Warminster, died peacefully at home Friday, September 23, 2016 with his family by his side. He was 87.

He was the beloved husband of 68 years to Betty Jane Bell Maurer.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Michael and Elizabeth Kramer Maurer and brother of the late Michael, Frank and Adam.

John resided in Philadelphia for 44 years prior to living in Warminster for 43 years. John enjoyed baseball, basketball, tennis and most other sports. He was both a basketball official and baseball umpire. Attending sporting events for his children, grandchildren and his neighbors children gave him great pleasure.

In addition to his loving wife he is survived by his daughter Patricia Hunter and her husband Steve of Warrington and his son Michael Maurer of Warminster.  He is also survived by his 3 grandchildren; Joseph J. Maurer and his wife Barbara and their daughter Anne Sophia, Kristen Tricia McCarthy and her husband Joseph and their daughters Alexandra Joella and Aubry Lynn and Heather Nicole Hunter. 

His Funeral Service will be held at a later date.

Read More...

Albert C. DiAngelo

September 23rd, 2016

Albert C. DiAngelo, of Chalfont, died on Friday, September 23, 2016, at Doylestown Hospital. He was 60.

He was the beloved husband of 39 years to Donnalynn Lewis DiAngelo.

Born in Bristol, PA, he was the son of Albert DiAngelo and the late Clara DiAngelo.

Albert was a 1974 graduate of Bristol High School and Bucks County Technical School, where he crafted his skills in automotive repair.  After graduating he began his career with Ron Ruth Auto Body and remained with them for many years, including their relocation to Willow Grove.  In 1995 Albert and his family moved to Chalfont and he worked with County Line Fence, Richboro Collision and most recently Warrington Collision.

Al’s knowledge and skilled hands went beyond automobiles which made him the go to handyman for family and friends.  He could fix just about anything and was always willing to help.  Although many considered him a workaholic; he did make time to spend time with his family.

In addition to his loving wife and father he is survived by his three daughters Christine DiAngelo and companion Mike Conrad of Lansdale, Erika DiAngelo of Chalfont, and Brittany Green and her husband Brendan of Warminster, and his sister Mary Chambers and her husband Walter of Levittown.  He is also survived by his three grandchildren: Kylie Conway, Alexa D'orazio and Austin Green, and other loving family members and friends. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Friday, September 30 2016 from 9:00 AM until his Funeral Service 11:00 AM at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 241 East Butler Ave. (at Sandy Ridge Rd.) New Britain, PA 18901.  His interment will follow in Doylestown Cemetery, Doylestown.

Read More...

William “Bill” K. Bahmiller

September 23rd, 2016

William “Bill” K. Bahmiller entered into eternal rest in the arms of his beloved wife, Joanne on Friday, September 23, 2016. He was 76.

He was the beloved husband and best friend of Joanne Domiano Bahmiller.

Born in Philadelphia on May 2, 1940, he was the son of the late Karl and Bertha Kern Bahmiller and loving father of the late Kim Ann Pepper.

Bill attended school in Philadelphia and graduated from Mastbaum Vocational Technical High School in January 1958. He was employed at Sears Roebuck in Philadelphia for 44 years.

In addition to his loving wife Bill is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Karl and Helen Bahmiller and his brother-in-law, Nicholas Domiano and his wife, Joan.  He is also survived by his precious granddaughter, Melissa Ann Pepper and nieces and nephews.

His family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, October 7, 2016 from 9:30am until the start of his funeral service at 11:00am at the Lutheran Church of God’s Love, 791 Newtown-Yardley Rd, Newtown, PA 18940. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bill’s memory to the Lutheran Church of God’s Love, as this church was a very special part of his life.

Read More...

James L. Townsend

September 22nd, 2016

James L. Townsend of Newtown and formerly of Langhorne for 34 years died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, September 22, 2016, at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne. He was 84.

He was the beloved husband of the late Elizabeth Tritschler Townsend.

Born in Philadelphia, James was the son of the late James H. Townsend and Ruth Petit.

James had a long successful career working for the Reading Rail Road, Conrail, and eventually Amtrak before retiring. James was a long time parishioner of the Church of St. Andrew and he loved being a resident at Pickering Manor. He enjoyed baseball, football, golf, traveling to every state and taking a cruise on the Queen Elizabeth II through Europe, but he cherished the quality times he spent with his family and closest friends. James will be greatly missed but always loved by everyone who had the pleasure to know him.

James is survived by his loving and devoted children: Susan E. Dugan and her husband Tim, James J. Townsend and his wife Theresa, Lisa Dutter and her husband Mike, Dianne Townsend, and Matthew Townsend and his wife Jennifer. He is also survived by his brother David Townsend, 13 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren.

James’ family will receive friends on Tuesday evening, September 27, 2016 from 7:00 to 9:00PM in the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.) Richboro, PA 18954 and everyone is invited to join his family for his Funeral Mass 11:00AM on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at the Olde Church of St. Andrew 135 S. Sycamore St. Newtown, PA 18940. His interment will follow in St. Andrew Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Pickering Manor Home, 226 N. Lincoln Ave, Newtown, PA 18940.

Read More...