Richard “Dick” S. Griffith Sr.

July 28th, 2016

Richard “Dick” S. Griffith Sr. of Newtown, PA, peacefully went to be with our Lord surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Fox Chase Cancer Center. He was 84.

He was the beloved husband of 60 years to Helga “Sunny” Lensch Griffith.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, Richard was the son of the late Stanley H. and Mildred M. Nixon Griffith.

Dick owned and operated Alpha Systems in Huntingdon Valley, Pa since its inception 41 years ago. He was a generous, loving and deeply spiritual person who devoted his life to not only his family but to God, his church, and to a private faith based foundation that he founded. In his leisure, Dick enjoyed fishing, boating, hunting, and most especially time spent creating memories that will last in the hearts of his family for years to come. Dick will be greatly missed by everyone who has had the pleasure to know and love him.

In addition to his wife, Richard is survived by his devoted children and their spouses: Richard S. Griffith Jr. and Carrie, Scott M. Griffith and Diane, Barbara G. Baldwin, and Brett R. Griffith and Kelly. He is also survived by his 12 loving grandchildren: Richard S. III, Jessica, Peter, Brittany, Danielle, Kendall, Colin, Ian, Brett, Avery, Justin, and Lauren and his sister Shirley Hartzell.

Dick’s family will receive friends on Monday, August 1, 2016 from 10:00am until his Funeral Service at 11:30am in Calvary Chapel of Philadelphia, 13500 Philmont Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19116. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Cemetery, Huntingdon Valley, PA.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Calvary Chapel of Philadelphia at the above address or to Fox Chase Cancer Center, 333 Cottman Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19111.

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Howard E. White Sr.

July 27th, 2016

Howard E. White Sr. of Southampton died Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at Majestic Oaks Nursing Home in Warminster. He was 84.

Howard was the beloved husband of 62 years to Ethel K. Mann White.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Earl and Margaret Gerhart White.

Howard was a resident of Southampton for over 45 years having formerly resided in Philadelphia. He was a Union Carpenter for many years and was a proud member of Local #8 in Philadelphia. Howard was a veteran of the US Army and in his leisure time enjoyed bowling and fishing. He will be truly missed by his family and by all who came to know him.

In addition to his wife Ethel, Howard is survived by his two children, Diane and Howard E. White Jr., both of Southampton. He is also survived by his sister Janet Howse.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing from 9:00am until his Funeral Service 10:00am on August 1, 2016 in St. John United Methodist Church, 820 Almshouse Road, Ivyland, PA 18974. Howard’s entombment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park in Feasterville.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Alzheimers Disease Association, 399 Market St., Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

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Elizabeth “Betty” M. Kilmer

July 27th, 2016

Elizabeth “Betty” M. Kilmer, of Doylestown, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at Pine Run Health Center.

Married for 58 years, she was the beloved wife of the late Grover C. Kilmer, Jr.

Born and raised in Doylestown, PA, she was a lifelong member of the Doylestown United Methodist Church. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 210 and the Order of the Eastern Star. While family was first and foremost, she loved to bake and enjoyed needlepoint.

She is survived by her children, Grover C. “Skip” Kilmer, III, Elizabeth Ronky, and Rita McDonald; her sister, Catherine Chromanski and brothers, Robert Kniese and James Kniese. She will be missed by her 5 grandsons, 6 great-grandsons, 2 great-granddaughters, 1 great-great grandson; 4 step great-granddaughters, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Betty’s family is very appreciative of the employees of Pine Run Health Center who cared for Betty over the last 5 years.

In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Emma Houghton, William Kniese, Frank Kniese, and Charles Kniese. 

Friends and family are invited to call on Tuesday, August 2, from 11:00am until the start of the service at 12:00pm at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 241 E. Butler Ave (at Sandy Ridge Rd.) New Britain, PA 18901.  Her interment will be private. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Doylestown United Methodist Church, 320 E. Swamp Rd., Doylestown, PA 18901.

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Regina Ann DeCesare

July 26th, 2016

Regina Ann DeCesare of Upper Makefield died peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Chandler Hall Hospice surrounded by her loving family. She was 60.    

She was the beloved wife of 30 years to George A. DeCesare and the beloved mother of Francesca “Frankie” DeCesare and Victoria “Sissy” DeCesare.

Born in Brooklyn, NY on December 8, 1955, she was a daughter of the late John and Regina M. (Cain) Galatola.

Regina was a resident of Upper Makefield for the past 6 months and formerly lived in Newtown for 28 years. Before moving to Pennsylvania she was a long time resident of Jackson Township, NJ. She was a graduate of Glassboro State College, now Rowan University. She was a trust and estate paralegal and leaves behind many of her colleagues and friends at McCarter & English in Philadelphia. Prior to her time at McCarter, Regina held positions at Bessemer Trust Company and Morgan, Lewis, and Bockius.

Regina’s passion was her family. She loved traveling and attending sporting events with her husband and daughters and especially loved to attend Penn State Football games. She was a lifelong NY Mets and NY Giants fan, enjoyed spending time at the beach and was a huge fan of Bruce Springsteen, attending more than 50 of his concerts.

In addition to her loving husband and daughters, she is survived by her sister, Ellen Galatola of Whiting, NJ, her brother, John Galatola and his wife, Kathy of Jackson, NJ, her brother, Robert Galatola and his wife, Jennifer of Jackson, NJ and her sister-in-law, Georgette Jackson of Jersey City, NJ. She also leaves behind her loving nieces and nephews, Erica Galatola and Jeffrey Galatola of Jackson, NJ, Brandon Jones of East Stroudsburg, PA and Nicole Jones of Bangor, PA.  

Relatives and friends are invited to her viewings on Sunday, July 31, 2016 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM and on Monday, August 1, 2016 from 9:00 – 9:45 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 the Church of St. Andrew, 81 Swamp Rd., Newtown, PA 18940. Her interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, Newtown.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Regina’s name may be made to Penn State Dance Marathon (THON) benefiting Hershey Medical Center for children with pediatric cancer by visiting www.donate.thon.org .

 

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Russell R. Alexander, Jr.

July 25th, 2016

Russell R. Alexander, Jr., of Warminster, died peacefully on Monday, July 25, 2016.

Russell is survived by his loving sister, Sally Lamb of Newtown; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are invited to call on Saturday, July 30 from 9:00 until the start of the service at 10:00am, at Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd (at Holland Road) Richboro, PA 18954.

The committal service will follow at Forest Hills Cemetery in Huntingdon Valley, PA.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Russell’s memory may be made to The National Kidney Foundation/Philadelphia and Delaware Valley 1500 Walnut St.; Suite 301, Philadelphia, PA 19102.

 

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Clement P. Repsher

July 24th, 2016

Clement P. Repsher of Newtown passed away on July 24, 2016 at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne at the age of 60.

Clem was the beloved husband of 37 years to Laurie Schieber Repsher.

Born in Philadelphia, PA he was the son of the late John and Mary Repsher.

Clem was a life-long resident of Bucks County. He graduated from Bishop Egan High School and later attended West Chester and Drexel Universities. He was a Carpenter with Local 1453 and later owned Remediation Management Services.

Clem later led a long career in financial services, having most recently served as Director of Business Development and Client Planning Strategies with Calle Financial in Newtown. He had earned CLU, CASL, and CFP certifications, and passed several securities exams. Clem had also been involved in his community through membership in the Newtown Business Association, Bucks County Estate Planning Council, Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Newtown, and Council Rock United Soccer Association. He was also a dedicated founding member of the KSBR.

In addition to his wife, Clem is survived by his children Nicholas Repsher and his wife Hiroko, and Meghan Longo and her husband Drew. He also leaves behind his beloved grandchildren Mizuki Repsher and Joseph Longo along with his half-brothers John and Robert Repsher.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his half-brother, the late Howard Repsher.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 9:30 AM, with a funeral mass beginning at 11:00 AM at the Church of St. Andrew, 81 Swamp Rd., Newtown, PA 18940. His interment will follow in St. Andrew Cemetery, Newtown.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Church of St. Andrew at the above address.

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Casey S. Gibson

July 24th, 2016

Casey S. Gibson of Hatboro, PA died suddenly on Sunday, July 24, 2016, at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was 28.

Born in Abington, PA, he was the beloved son of Roseann Jernee Gibson and the late Stephen A. Gibson and paternal grandson of the late Warren I. Gibson.

Casey was a lifelong resident of Hatboro. He graduated from Delaware Valley Friends School in Paoli, PA, Class of 2007. He went on to further his education at Penn Tech School, a division of Penn State University, in Williamsport, PA. For several years he was employed as a landscaper. Landscaping was his passion and he truly enjoyed all aspects of that line of work. Casey aspired to own his own landscaping business in the future. Casey had wonderful qualities about him. He was loving and kind, loyal and compassionate, helpful and caring. In his leisure time, Casey enjoyed music, dancing, cars, snowboarding, comedy, movies, Discovery channel, Science and informational channels, sports, and loved football, especially the Eagles. Most of all, he was family oriented and loved the special times spent with his family and close friends. He will be sadly missed as a loving son, brother, grandson, nephew and true friend to all.

In addition to his mother Roseann Gibson and her partner Robert Edwards, he is also survived by his four sisters, Jana Beaudoin and her husband, Mark, of Collegeville, PA, Kristina Shea and her husband, Eric, of Doylestown, PA, Rebecca Haas and her husband, Kenneth, of Phoenix, AZ, Jennifer Whitman and her husband, Michael, of London, England. He is also survived by his maternal grandparents, Wilma and John Sanchez of Endicott, NY and his uncle, Robert Jernee and his wife, Lily, of Appalachin, NY.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewings on Sunday, July 31, 2016, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 241 East Butler Avenue (at Sandy Ridge Road), New Britain, PA 18901 and on Monday, August 1, 2016, at Pleasantville United Church of Christ, 3424 Limekiln Pike, Chalfont, PA 18914 from 10:00 AM until his Funeral Service at 11:00 AM. Interment will take place at Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Horsham, PA.

 

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Richard W. Webster

July 23rd, 2016

Richard W. Webster of Malaga, NJ and formerly a long time resident of Bucks County passed away unexpectedly on July 23, 2016. He was 57.

Born in Abington he was the beloved son of Katherine Hallworth Webster and the late Robert W. Webster.

Richard graduated from Council Rock High School and went on to earn his associate’s degree in cabinet making from Bucks County Community College.

A talented woodworker, he was employed by Sparks in Philadelphia specializing in fixtures and displays for retail stores and trade shows. Richard was deeply passionate about furniture making and shared his creations with friends and family who will treasure them always. He was also an avid fisherman and enjoyed boating and fishing on the Delaware Bay.

Most of all Richard had a kind and gentle way about him that will be remembered by all of his family and friends and most especially by his nieces and nephews whom he loved as his own. He will be dearly missed as a beloved son, brother, and uncle.

In addition to his mother Richard is survived by his siblings, Philip Webster and his wife, Karen, David Webster and his wife, MaryJo, John Webster and his wife, Peggy, and Ellen Gustafson and her husband, Richard. He also leaves behind his beloved nieces and nephews, Mary, Courtney, Holly, Sarah, Gregory, Brian, Marlaina, Jack and Sean; and his great-nieces and nephews, Madelyn, Olivia, Cooper, Carter, and Brooklyn.

Relatives and friends may greet the family on Friday, July 29, 2016 from 1:00 PM until his Funeral Service 1:30 PM at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 820 Almshouse Rd., Ivyland, PA 18974. His interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, Feasterville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to St. John’s United Methodist Church Endowment Fund at the above address. 

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Sergeant Major John Herman Wunder III, U.S. Army Retired

July 20th, 2016

Sergeant Major John Herman Wunder III, U.S. Army Retired of Langhorne and formerly of Clarks Summit, PA died peacefully on Wednesday, July 20th at Attleboro Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was 86.

For 33 years, John was the beloved husband of the late Leokadia K. Martz Wunder and married 10 years to the late Theresa C. Brock Wunder, and was the loving father of the late Emil Wunder.

Born in Philadelphia, PA he was the son of the late John H., II and Helene Gerbrick Wunder.

John proudly ascended through the ranks of the United States Army during his career of service that included deployments defending freedom during the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War. He was also stationed in Germany, Italy, Massachusetts, Virginia and PA. After retiring from the military, John was Head of Security for the University of Scranton where he earned an Associates Degree in Criminal Law.

John enjoyed Golfing with friends, working with wood, reading fine literature, supporting the Phillies through thick and thin, but above all, the love he had for our country and for his family stood pinnacle to his existence.

John is survived by his loving children and their spouses; John H. Wunder IV and Kathe of Ivyland and Agnes Mazzaccaro and Pete of Newtown. He is also survived by his two granddaughters and their spouses, Marnie DeVries (Todd) and Tara Peeples (Scott), and his four great grandchildren; Mack and Kate DeVries and Teagan and Keeley Peeples.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Interment Service with Military Honors precisely at 11:15am on Thursday, July 28, 2016 in Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 850 Highland Rd. Newtown, PA 18940.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Guardians of the National Cemetery, P.O. Box 233 Newtown, PA 18940.

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