Jeanmarie M. Gallagher of Sinking Spring, PA, formerly of Richboro, died on Monday, March 30, at her home.
Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Jeanmarie was the beloved wife of the late Raymond P. Gallagher and daughter of the late Charles and Marguerite Tierney Payden.
Jeanmarie was a resident of Sinking Spring for the past 8 years, having formerly lived in Richboro for over 39 years. Jeanmarie was a graduate of Harding High School, and Southern Connecticut State University, earning her Masters Degree in Education.
Jeanmarie taught in the Abington School District, before joining the Council Rock School District where she taught elementary education at the Goodnoe Elementary School from 1962 until she became vice principal in 1989, holding that position until her retirement in 1992. She was one of the founding members and a very active communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Church, Richboro. Jeanmarie was very involved in promoting women to have more of an active role, and was one of the first women Eucharistic ministers at St. Vincent’s Church.
Jeanmarie was very active in Northampton Township, she was a member and former President of the Northampton Township Historical Society, and was very involved and accredited with the preservation of several historic buildings in the township. Jeanmarie was active with the Soroptimist International of Indian Rock, especially with their scholarship programs that were near and dear to her heart. She was a member of Questers, a volunteer at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne and looked forward to her vacations in Sea Isle City, NJ.
Jeanmarie is survived by her dear children and their spouses; Sean Q. Gallagher and his wife, Cynthia, of New Milford, CT, Siobhan K. Ulrich and her husband, David, of Sinking Spring, PA, Kevin P. Gallagher and his wife Elizabeth, of Katy, TX, her brother James Payden and his wife, Ellen, of Weston, CT, She is also survived by her 9 grandchildren; Kelsey, Nolan, Molly, Morgan, Madeleine, Connor, Brendan, Madison and Emily.
Jeanmarie’s family will receive condolences on Monday, April 6, from 10:00am until her Funeral Mass 11:00am in St. Vincent de Paul Church 654 Hatboro Rd. Richboro. Interment is at St. John Neumann Cemetery, Chalfont.
In lieu of Flowers contributions in her memory may be made to Soroptimist International of Indian Rock Scholarship, c/o 173 Golfview Dr. Ivyland, PA 18974.
Alfred L. Richards died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family after a battle with cancer on Saturday, March 28, 2015. He was 86.
Born in Tallapoosa, GA, Al was the beloved husband of Martha Orr Richards. They would have celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on April 26th of this year.
After graduating high school in 1946, he joined Williams Company as a pipefitter. Mr. Richards then proudly served two years in the United States Army as a tank commander in occupied Germany, achieving the rank of Sergeant. After completing his military service, Al returned to Williams Company where he had a 37-year career working on natural gas pipelines across the country and continent. He retired in 1991 as a Division Manager for Williams, responsible for hundreds of employees and projects across the northeast. Mr. Richards was recognized nationwide as an expert in natural gas transmission. After retiring, he continued working for more than a decade as a consultant. Al loved spending time with his family, fishing, and hunting. He is lovingly remembered for his faith, generosity, compassion, and strength.
Alfred and his wife Jean were residents of Ewing, New Jersey from 1980 until 2003 when they moved to Langhorne.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two daughters and their spouses; Katrinka Brewer and her husband Winston, Tracey Chebra and her husband Eugene. He is also survived by seven dear grandchildren; Shannon, Jamie, Katie, Jonathan, Elizabeth, Matthew and Rebekah. He is also survived by three great grandchildren; Jaxon, Cody, and Michael.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewings on Wednesday Evening April 1st, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.) Richboro, PA 18954 and on Thursday morning April 2, 2015 at Grace Point Church 529 Washington Crossing Rd., Newtown from 9:00 AM until his funeral service at 10:00 AM.
Interment with Military Honors will take place at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown.
Contributions in Alfred’s memory may be made to Grace Point Baptist Church at the above address or to Washington Crossing United Methodist Church 1895 Wrightstown Rd., Washington Crossing, PA 18977.
A. Bernice Pickering Little formerly of Oakford died Saturday, March 28, 2015 at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne. She was 85.
She was the beloved wife of 62 years to the late Harry “Bill” W. Little, Jr.
Born and raised in Gardenville, PA she was the daughter of the late Arthur C. and Emma Long Pickering and the sister of the late Laura P. Grim, William T. Pickering, and Arthur A. Pickering.
Bernice was a longtime member of the Order of the Eastern Star Signet Chapter 129, and also a faithful member of Good Sheperd Lutheran Church in Southampton. She worked for many years with Goodnoe Family Restaurant in Newtown and she was also an Avon Representative. Bernice was extremely devoted to her family and especially to her grandchildren. She will be greatly missed and always remembered in the hearts of everyone who has come to know and love her.
Bernice is survived by her devoted children and their spouses, Harry A. Little and Debbie of Levittown, William G. Little and Tessie of North Las Vegas, NV and Chris Simcox, Esq. and Donald of Langhorne. She is also survived by her 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing, Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 9:00am until her Funeral Service 10:00am in the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd., (at Holland Rd.) Richboro, PA 18954. Interment will follow at Mechanicsville Cemetery, Mechanicsville, PA.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 877 Street Road, Southampton PA 18966.
Carol A. Campbell of Richboro, PA died peacefully on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Chandler Hall Hospice, Newtown. She was 74.
She was the beloved wife of Thomas M. Campbell Jr. for 55 years.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Mildred Seeger Verzicco and sister of the late Anthony Verzicco, Nicholas Verzicco, Elizabeth Devine, Elaine Grady, and Diane Joyce Verzicco.
Carol Campbell, “Mrs. C”, has been a resident of Richboro since 1971. She was employed as the office manager for Lesco Paper & Box Company located in Philadelphia and was a dedicated employee for 57 years. In her leisure time, she enjoyed taking several cruises, spending summer vacations at her home in Margate, NJ and an occasional trip to the casinos. She was completely dedicated to her family and cherished the special times spent with her children and grandchildren. She will be sadly missed as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister.
In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by her three children, Carol Ann Cohen and her husband, Neal, of Holland, PA, Thomas M. Campbell III of Richboro and Joseph M. Campbell of Warwick, and her five sisters, Shirley Capella of Richboro, Barbara Clark of Philadelphia, Joanne Gleason of Warminster, Mary Delbuono of Philadelphia, and Linda Emore of Philadelphia. She is also survived by four loving grandsons, Matthew, Timothy and Bryan Peka and Joseph Campbell, her great granddaughter, Brooklyn Peka and 2 step granddaughters, Ashley and Lauren Cohen.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewings on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM and Wednesday, April 1, 2015, from 9:30 to 10:45 AM at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Road (at Holland Road), Richboro, PA and to her Funeral Mass 11:30 AM at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 654 Hatboro Road, Richboro, PA. Interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Ronald McDonald House Charities Inc., 26345 Network Place, Chicago, IL 60673-1263.
Nancy Raden Mullen of Doylestown, PA died Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Doylestown Hospital in Doylestown. She was 103.
Nancy was the beloved wife of the late Arthur F. Mullen.
Born in Johnstown, PA, she was raised in an orphanage until the age of 19, when she was encouraged to pursue her dreams. She moved to New York City with little money and studied performing arts. Nancy performed as a ballerina and eventually became a Rockette at Radio City Music Hall. As Captain of the line, she trained a group of dancers in Washington, DC, where she met her late husband. After marrying, the couple moved to Pensacola. Nancy continued her interest in dancing by teaching ballet and ballroom dancing. In Pensacola, she had many interests and hobbies. Nancy was once voted Best Cook in Pensacola by the City Council and was also known for her hand sewing and intricate smocking on christening gowns. She was also a well known figure to many as she worked in her garden. Nancy was a long time Communicant of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Church in Pensacola. She will be deeply missed by her family and by all who have come to know her.
Nancy is survived by her children, John Christopher Mullen and his wife Deborah of Charlotte, NC, Michael Kevin Mullen of Tuscaloosa, AL, Michaelanne Hall of Canton, NC, and Majerus Mullen Fredericks and her husband Robert of Newtown, PA. She is also survived by her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 10:00 AM in the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Church, 1212 E. Moreno Street, Pensacola, FL 32503. Entombment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Boys Town, 14100 Crawford Street, Boys Town, NE, 68010.
Phyllis J. Grace of Ivyland died Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was 79.
Phyllis was the beloved wife of 60 years to John C. Grace.
Born in Colonial Beach, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Rose Suttle Gordon.
Phyllis was a former resident of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia before moving to Ivyland. She was a dedicated and active member of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Ivyland and helped as girl scout leader with her children in their youth. Phyllis was an avid seamstress and enjoyed traveling with her husband. She will be deeply missed by her family and by all who came to know her.
In addition to her husband, Phyllis is survived by children; John C. Grace Jr. and his wife Mary, Cathy Young and her husband Jeff and Laurie Burns and her husband John. She is also survived by her 2 brothers, Donald Markwith and Howard Gordon and her sister, Mary O’ Berry. Also left to cherish her memory are her 8 grandchildren; Christine, Corrine, Curtis, John III, Jacqueline, Kelli, Bethanne and Lindsay and her 9 great grandchildren Olivia, Charlotte, Hailey, Evan, Gavin, Liam, Eve, Harrison and Jack (John IV).
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing Monday, March 30th from 9:00am to 10:15am followed by her Funeral Service at 10:30am in St. John United Methodist Church, 820 Almshouse Road, Ivyland, PA 18974. Interment for Phyllis will follow in George Washington Memorial Park in Plymouth Meeting.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the above named church.
Rev. Howard K. Krick, Lt. Col. USAF (Ret.)
Rev. Howard K. Krick on March 25, 2015 of Darby PA. (formerly of Warminster). Son of the late Thomas S. and Emma M. Brophy Krick. Survived by 13 Nephews and Nieces, their spouses and their children.
Religious, relatives and friends are invited to attend the Reception of the Body on Wednesday at 9:00am in the Chapel of St. Francis Center for Rehabilitation & Healthcare, 1412 Lansdowne Ave. Darby, followed by a viewing. Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F. M. Cap. Will celebrate his Funeral Mass at 10:30am. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham.
Cecelia (Rydzewski) Recklau, a long-time resident of Feasterville, passed away peacefully on Monday afternoon, March 23, 2015. She was 94 years old.
Born in Philadelphia, Cecelia grew up in the Port Richmond section of the city, the daughter of Polish immigrants, Felix Rydzewski and Rosalia Bruderek Rydzewski, who had emigrated to this country through Ellis Island at the beginning of the twentieth century. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Karl Recklau, and her first-born son, Carl Recklau, as well as by her parents, her three sisters, Helen, Veronica and Theresa and her four brothers, Bruno, Joseph, Francis and Chester.
Cecelia was a caring and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who possessed a great sense of humor, an incredible work ethic and a strong sense of independence. She was a youngster during the Great Depression and learned well the lessons of frugality that came from that experience. She worked side-by-side with her husband, Karl, to build with their own labor the house in Feasterville that they lived in for over fifty years and she continued to cut the lawn, shovel the snow, trim the bushes, paint the house and garden even after Karl had passed away and well into her eighties.
She enjoyed travel with her husband and with other family members and traveled extensively, visiting most states in the United States, as well as countries in Europe and the Caribbean. She most cherished, however, family trips to Stone Harbor, Virginia and Pittsburgh and holiday dinners where her family were gathered. In addition, she was an inveterate, but cautious, gambler and loved trips to the Atlantic City casinos where she would play the nickel slots, then enjoy walking on the boardwalk. She always kept busy, either with cooking, baking, needlework at home, or playing card games and bingo at the Neshaminy Senior Center. Her crocheted afghans were prized as gifts to family members. But most of all, she loved visiting with and playing with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She leaves behind to forever mourn her passing a daughter, Cecelia Mowday and son-in-law, Daniel Mowday, of Churchville, a son, Paul Recklau (Maureen) of Woodbridge, VA and a son, Richard Recklau (Mary) of Holland. In addition, she will be sorely missed by her ten grandchildren: Jennifer McEnroe (Ryan) of Pittsburgh, Alison Klein (Timothy) of Ambler, Myles Gibbons (Bonnie) of Roslyn, Justin Recklau, Stephanie Recklau, Richard Recklau, Laura Recklau, Jessica Recklau, Angie Recklau and Jean Recklau, as well as her six great-grandchildren: Sarah and Katherine McEnroe, Chase and Maxwell Klein and Aeryn and Connor Gibbons.
Funeral Mass and interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.
Jens Larry Simonsen, of Philadelphia, died on Monday, March 23, 2015, at Gloria Dei Farms. He was 83.
He was the beloved husband of the late Audrey Crowers.
Born in Ogden, Utah he was the son of the late Jens Lang and Ione Russell Simonsen and brother of the late Russell Simonsen.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, holding many positions which included Branch President, Melchizedek Priesthood holder and teacher. He proudly served in the US Navy on the USS Ross from 1951 to 1955.
He is survived by his children Leslie Fischer and her husband Ed, Jens Larry Simonsen Jr. and his wife Jane, Dale Simonsen and his wife Sharon, Keith Simonsen and his wife Andrea, his brothers Dennis and, Charlie Simonsen, his sisters, Karlene Tingey, Jarene Burbank, and Pat Leavitt. He is also survived by his 9 grandchildren and his 1 great-grandson.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 241 East Butler Ave. (at Sandy Ridge Rd.) New Britain and on Friday, March 27, 2015 from 8:30 am until his Funeral Service at 10:00 am in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2072 Red Lion Rd., Philadelphia. His interment will be in Forest Hills Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory can be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P O Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.