Josephine T. Lesniak of Trevose died Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Abington Hospice at Warminster. She was 92.
Josephine was the beloved wife to the late George Lesniak who was the love of her life for 48 years,
Born in Kaska, PA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine Kordish Lescosky and was predeceased by her 7 brothers and sisters.
Josephine was a resident of Trevose for 62 years. She was a graduate of Blyth County High School and had worked as a glass engraver with Princo Corporation for many years. Josephine was a devoted communicant of Assumption B.V.M. Church in Feasterville and was a member of the parish Senior Club and Fabulous 55’s. In either good seasons or bad, Josephine was an enthusiastic and dedicated Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles fan. Her voice and presence will be deeply missed by all who came to know her.
Josephine is survived by her two buddies, Brandon and Collin Cimino, her caregiver and niece, Joy Cimino of Trevose along with many nephews, nieces and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewings, Monday, April 27th from 6:00-8:00pm in the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Road (at Holland Rd.) Richboro and on Tuesday, April 28th from 9:30 until her Funeral Mass 10:30am in the Assumption B.V.M. Church, 1900 Meadowbrook Road, Feasterville, PA 19053 followed by her interment in Our Lady of Grace Cemetery in Langhorne.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Assumption B.V.M. Church.
Richard V. Gentile of Yardley, PA died on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia. He was 74.
He was the beloved husband of Maria N. Penna Gentile for 44 years.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Samuel and Frances Foti Gentile.
Mr. Gentile was a resident of Yardley for the past 38 years. He graduated from Northeast Catholic High School for Boys in Philadelphia, Class of 1958. He then went on to receive his bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from Temple University in 1962. He was a very ambitious entrepreneur having owned many successful businesses since the age of twenty, including his proudest accomplishment, Andorra Farms Dairies, a food distribution company in Levittown. He then continued for many years in the food service industry and equipment sales. Mr. Gentile enjoyed fishing, boating, road trips, traveling with his family and he absolutely loved his dogs. He had a kind and compassionate heart, and was always willing to help someone out. He will be sadly missed as a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend to all who knew him.
In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by his four children, Francine T. Gentile of Doylestown, Samuel D. Gentile and his wife, Deborah, of Bristol, Adelina N. Sked and her husband, Steven, of Yardley and Jacqueline R. O’Brien and her husband, Christopher, of Doylestown. He is also survived by his 8 loving grandchildren, Devon, Paige, Sienna, Olivia, Jessica, Patrick, Carmyn and Dawson and his dear cousin, Patricia LaMacchia of Philadelphia, PA.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Sunday evening, April 26, 2015, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Monday, April 27, 2015, from 8:15 to 9:00 AM at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Road (at Holland Road), Richboro, PA 18954 and to his Funeral Mass 10:00 AM at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, 999 Reading Avenue, Yardley, PA 19067. Interment will take place at Newtown Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 150 Monument Road, Suite 100, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.
Thomas W. Copenhaver of New Hope and formerly of Devon, PA and Wayne, PA passed away on April 22, 2015 at Doylestown Hospital. He was 69 years old.
Born in Sioux City, IA and raised in Walthill, NE, he was the son of the late Ralph D. and Madeline Bruce Copenhaver.
Tom received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska and later earned his Ph.D. in statistics from Colorado State University. He worked for Wyeth Laboratories as a biostatistician until his retirement in 2006 as Senior Director of Biometrics Research.
While at Wyeth, he met and later married his beloved wife Margaret “Marge” DiPonzio Copenhaver. Together they travelled extensively and were active in their community of New Hope and surrounding Bucks County. Tom loved being outdoors, rafting down the Delaware River or simply enjoying a walk along the towpath. He also possessed a great love of animals and will be dearly missed by Sam, his Irish Setter-Brittany Spaniel mix.
In addition to his wife, Tom is survived by his sisters, Georgia Kay Grosvenor and her husband, Jack, and Jere Jo Schmedding and her husband, Larry. He also leaves behind his nieces and nephews and their families: Maggie Mowery (Glen), Angela Smith (Lee), John Grosvenor, Lee J Maslonka, and Matt Maslonka (Dawn). He is also survived by countless other relatives and close friends.
All who knew and loved Tom are invited to a light dinner and celebration of his life on Thursday April 30, 2015 from 4 to 7 pm at the Event Center by Cornerstone located at the Eagle Fire Company, 46 N. Sugan Rd., New Hope, PA 18938. The interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Tom’s memory may be made to a local charity of the donor’s choosing.
Madeline A. Smith, of Doylestown, PA died on Monday, April 20, 2015, at Golden Living Center. She was 95.
She was the beloved wife of the late William J. Smith.
Born in Trenton, New Jersey, she was the daughter of and Josephine Tumillo Muccie.
Madeline Smith first manifested an interest in drawing in elementary school. She graduated from the Famous Artists School in Westport, Connecticut in 1964 and then went on to receive private instruction from several noted artists, among them Dr. Jacques M. Dowling, Ben Soloway, William A. Smith, Helen McCook, and Dr. Selma Burke. Although Smith began her career as a painter, she soon switched disciplines and devoted herself to sculpting.
At the age of 18, Madeline was employed at the Stangl Pottery Company, Trenton NJ where she hand painted dinnerware. Then during World War II she worked at Grumman Aircraft, in Trenton as an onboard mechanic test flying newly assembled military planes.
Her work is represented in several permanent collections, notably those of the Museo Nazionale dell’Academia Italia in Florence the Richard Nixon Library and the Pearl S. Buck Museum, Zhenjiang, China.
One of Smith’s most famous commissions is the design for the Pearl S. Buck Women’s Award, which features an Amerasian child holding a rice bowl and is presented annually to a woman who has done much to improve the quality of life for children worldwide. Smith has been the recipient of several awards for her sculpture and in 1972 was invited to the White House to present her bas-relief of President Nixon.
Madeline’s paper archives are available to view at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC.
She is survived by her son William D. Smith of Doylestown, and her 2 sisters, Dorothy Palmeri of Neptune, NJ, and Gloria Gray of Freehold, NJ and numerous nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her 5 sisters; Loretta Waite, Marie Genero, Joan Hart, Joyce Moyna, Marian Hart,and her 3 brothers; Nicolas, Frank and Raymond Muccie.
Services and interment will be private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Pearl S. Buck International, 520 Dublin Road, Perkasie, PA 18944.
Marie M. Hickey of Holland passed away peacefully on April 19, 2015 at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne. She was 90 years old.
Born in Philadelphia she was a daughter of the late Charles and Ada Riley Jugovich and the former wife of the late Joseph Hickey.
Marie was employed with the Philadelphia Inquirer for ten years before opening the Churchville Park Stable which she successfully operated for over 40 years. During the course of her career she trained and taught countless students so they were able to attain great success in the equine industry which she loved so deeply.
Marie is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Walcott of Warminster.
Relatives and friends are invited to Marie’s viewing on Friday April 24, 2015 from 10:00 AM until her funeral service at 11:00 AM at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.), Richboro, PA 18954. Her interment will follow in Union Cemetery, Richboro.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made the Bucks County SPCA, P.O. Box 277, Lahaska, PA 18931.
Jeffrey P. Romani of Jamison died on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at his residence. He was 52
Born in Bristol, Jeff was the beloved husband of Marianne Pitts Romani and devoted son of Edward and Elenor Kivler Romani and son-in-law of James Pitts, Sr. and the late Helen Nelson Pitts.
Jeff was a resident of Holland most of his life, before moving to Jamison with his wife and family in 2000. He attended St. Bede the Venerable School, and graduated from Council Rock High School, class of 1980 and he also attended Temple University where he took several liberal art courses.
Jeff was a self made man, started working in high school as a self employed contractor and now the owner of Holland Fence Company for the past 12 years. He was a talented musician who played the drums for several bands. He loved his “1968 Chevelle” of which he was so very proud. Jeff also enjoyed breeding and raising tropical fish. He will be sadly missed by his caring family and many friends with whom he had many special times.
In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he is survived by his precious daughter, Caitlin Paige Romani and his two brothers Edward M. Romani and Richard R. Romani. He is also survived by his three sisters-in-law; Vanessa Froelich, Donna Pitts, Patricia Lutz, his brother-in-law James J. Pitts, Jr. and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing Wednesday evening April 22, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and 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 held privately.
In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to the JED Foundation at www.jedfoundation.org.
Nicholas J. Lombardo, of Churchville, died peacefully on Friday, April 17, 2015, at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne. He was 87.
Born in Philadelphia, Nick was the beloved son of the late Angelo and Elizabeth Bovo Lombardo and brother of the late James W. Lombardo.
Nick was a resident of Churchville for the past 61 years. He was a faithful Communicant and Eucharist Minister of St. Bede the Venerable Church, Holland. He was a graduate of Northeast High School and received his Degree in Architectural Design from Drexel University. Nick retired from Sears and Company after over 35 successful years, handling the design of retail space at their locations in the Tri county area. Nick was a kind and gentle person, who believed in family, he cared for his late mother for over 30 years after his father died, and loved every moment that he spent with her. He enjoyed bowling, but he was most happy on his boat, especially when he was deep sea fishing; off the coast of Cape May, NJ.
He will be sadly missed for his firm handshake, infectious smile and gentle manor.
His friends, neighbors and his St. Bede family are invited to attend his viewing on Wednesday April 22, from 10:00am until his Funeral Mass 10:30am at St. Bede the Venerable Church 1071 Holland Rd. Holland. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem.
In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to St. Bede the Venerable Capital Campaign, at the above address.
William P. O'Connell, of Holland, PA died on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at home surrounded by his children. He was 79.
He was the beloved husband of 42 years to the late Rosemary O'Connor O'Connell.
Born in Chicago, IL, he was the son of the late William P. and Mary Hampston O'Connell.
Known as Bill to friends and family, he was born and raised in Chicago, IL and attended De La Salle High School. He graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN. Bill worked for 41 years for the Hyster-Yale Material Handling Group, beginning as a draftsman and retiring as Vice President. With a promotion, he moved to Philadelphia, PA in 1968 and later settled in Holland, PA with his wife, Rosemary, to raise his family. He was an active parishioner of St. Bede the Venerable Church for 44 years. After retiring, Bill volunteered with SCORE, Bucks County, providing mentoring to small business owners. He was a dedicated season ticket holder of the Philadelphia Phillies for 35 years and was the loving Papa to his 9 grandchildren.
He is survived by his children: Michael F. O'Connell of Nazareth, PA; Molly O'Connell Rhodes and Christian of Holland, PA; Julia O'Connell Lyons and Craig of Haddon Twp., NJ; and Christina E. O'Connell of Doylestown, PA. His sister, Margaret Bourke, lives in Chicago, IL. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren: Collin, Mei Li, Julia, Will, Abby, Taisen, Megan, Emily and Fiona.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Wednesday, April 15, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown Richboro Rd. (at Holland Road) Richboro, PA 18954 and on Thursday, April 16, from 10 am until his funeral mass at 12 Noon at St. Bede the Venerable Church, 1071 Holland Rd. Holland, PA 18966. His interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to St. Bede the Venerable Church at the above address.
Leonard V. Doughty Jr. “Bud” of North Wales, PA died on Monday, April 13, 2015, at Doylestown Hospital surrounded by his family. He was 79.
He was the beloved husband of Aileen A. Kinkaid Doughty for 59 years.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of Leonard V. Sr. and Elizabeth Magee Doughty and brother of the late Elizabeth Drum.
Before recently moving to North Wales, Bud was a resident of Jamison for 15 years and formerly lived in Feasterville for 39 years. Bud graduated from West Catholic High School for Boys in Philadelphia, Class of 1952. He was employed as a business and property manager in the real estate industry for 40 years. He was a faithful member of the Men of Malvern. He loved all of the Philadelphia sports teams and was an avid fan. One of his favorite pastimes was spending time at the beach at the beach. He especially enjoyed the times spent with his children and grandchildren. Bud will be sadly missed as a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.
In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by his seven children, Leonard V. Doughty III and his wife, Linda, of Holland, PA, Aileen A. Widerman and her husband, Richard, of Cherry Hill, NJ, Stephen J. Doughty of North Wales, Maureen T. Masturzo of North Wales, Kathleen J. Chapman and her husband, Allen, of Hatfield, Regina M. Doughty and Denny Gross of North Wales, and Lisa V. Cothery and her partner, Sue Swoyer, of Horsham, PA. Bud is also survived by his 3 brothers, William Doughty of Asheville, NC, Edward Doughty of Morton, PA, James Doughty of Havertown, PA and 10 loving grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewings on Thursday evening, April 16, 2015, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Road (at Holland Road), Richboro, PA 18954 and on Friday, April 17, 2015, from 10:00 AM until his Funeral Mass 11:00 AM at St. Bede the Venerable Church, 1071 Holland Road, Holland, PA 18966. Interment will take place at St. John Neumann Cemetery, Chalfont, PA.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Malvern Retreat House, P.O. Box 315, Attn: Development Office, Malvern, PA 19355.
Bridget Ann Hannah of Warminster and formerly of Philadelphia, passed away on Friday April 10, 2015 at Doylestown Hospital. She was 81.
She was the beloved wife of 45 years to the late Alexander Hannah.
Born in Paoli, PA Bridget was the daughter of the late Patrick and Rose Lafferty McFadden and sister of the late Mary, Bernard, Kathleen, Patrick, and Marjorie.
Bridget was a long time resident of Philadelphia before moving to Warminster. Bridget possessed many great qualities that her family adored but most importantly she will be remembered as devoted wife and mother who always put her family first before herself. She will be dearly missed.
Bridget is survived by her children, Brian Hannah, MD and his Fiance, Isabel Seceda, Joanne Schanne and her husband, Michael, Carol Ardito and her husband, Anthony, and John Hannah and his wife, Jennifer; her grandchildren, Michael (Ann- Marie), Patrick, Anne Jeanette, Allison, Grace, Avery, and Alexander. She also leaves behind her brother, Michael McFadden and her nephew James Taylor in addition to many extended relatives and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Monday evening April 13, 2015 from 6:00–8:00 PM and Tuesday Morning April 14, 2015 from 8:00–9:00 AM at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.), Richboro, PA 18954 and to her Funeral Mass 10:00 AM at St. Cyril of Jerusalem Church, 1410 Almshouse Rd., Jamison, PA 18929. Her interment will follow in George Washington Memorial Park, Plymouth Meeting.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Catholic Charities Appeal, 100 North 20th Street, #301, Philadelphia, PA 19103.