James Thomas Tait

February 19th, 2017

James Thomas Tait, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend passed peacefully in his home on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at age 87 in the company of family.

Jim was born in Chicago, IL and moved the family to Doylestown in 1970. Jim entered the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War and served as an Air Navigator in squadron VMR 352. He married his high school sweetheart and they have been married for 63 years.

Jim worked full-time as a draftsman / engineer at Link-Belt, taking night classes to earn a Civil Engineering degree from Illinois Institute of Technology. He continued working at Link-Belt / FMC his entire career as a Professional Engineer and Project Manager of Purchasing. During this time he supervised the U.S. Post Office material handling installations across the nation, the baggage handling system for the Kuwaiti International Airport, and an iron ore processing plant in Venezuela where he and his wife lived for four years.

He was an intellect and could explain how almost anything worked. He loved history, current events, western movies, being with his family, working around the house and on his MG, and painting watercolors. He loved volunteering as a swim team starter for years. He was also one of his grandchildren’s biggest supporters of their sports and school activities.

His family’s dedication to him is a mere sentiment compared to the love we felt in return. Jim leaves behind his wife June, his daughter Becky and her husband Tim Reilly, his son Jim and his wife Sarah (Small) Tait, his sister Beverly and her husband David Calhoun, five grandchildren; Katelynn (Reilly) and her husband Bradley Vierling, Leslie Reilly, Patrick Reilly, Collin Tait, and Garrett Tait, along with many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 1:00pm until his Funeral Service 2:00pm at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home 241 East Butler Ave. (at Sandy Ridge Rd) New Britain, PA 18901.  His interment will be held privately at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Doylestown Hospital Hospice Center, 875 North Easton Road, Doylestown, PA 18902.

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William “Bill” Myles McTiernan

February 18th, 2017

William “Bill” Myles McTiernan of Warminster, PA passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the age of 91.

William was the beloved husband of Carol Bianchi McTiernan and the loving and devoted father of Debbie McDermott and the late Karen Caggiano.

William enjoyed life and loved his family. He was born in Brooklyn, New York and was a United States Navy veteran of World War II, where he served as a Pharmacist Mate Third Class in Okinawa, Guam and other Pacific theatre engagements. After returning home, William supported himself through college while raising a family and graduated from Pace University with a degree in Accounting in 1956. He met his wife Carol at the New York Federal Reserve Bank in 1949 and they were happily married for 64 years.

For most of his career, William worked at Standard Brands, which later became Nabisco Brands as a tax accountant before retiring in the early 1990s. He enjoyed singing in church and leading all family choruses of Happy Birthday. William enjoyed following the stock exchange and commodities markets, college football and basketball, and watching the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN). William was devoted to Jesus Christ and the Divine Mercy devotion, and attended daily mass at St. Vincent de Paul parish in Richboro.

In addition to his wife, Carol, William is survived by his daughter, Debbie McDermott and her husband, Sean, as well as his grandchildren: Captain Jacqueline McDermott Wintch, USAF and her husband, Captain Timothy Wintch, USAF; Jennifer Daniels and her husband, Will; Matthew McDermott and his wife, Jenna, and Caroline McDermott, and her fiancé, Dillon Madrigal.

In addition to his daughter, Karen, William was preceded in death by his brothers, John “Jackie”, James “Jimmy”, and Peter McTiernan and his sister, Theresa Brown.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 12:00 PM at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 654 Hatboro Rd., Richboro, PA 18954. A Funeral Mass will begin at 1:00 PM followed by William’s interment at Our Lady of Czestochowa Cemetery in Doylestown, PA.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in William’s honor to the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) at 5817 Old Leeds Road Irondale, AL, 35210 or online at https://donations.ewtn.com/.

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Dolores Farley

February 18th, 2017

Dolores Dawson Farley, of Warrington, died peacefully on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Neshaminy Manor Home. She was 91 years old.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, she was a longtime Bucks County resident. She was the mother of the late Walter Dawson Farley.

Having worked for large retail companies, Dolores was a very successful salesperson and enjoyed meeting people and forming relationships with them. She was well-known locally for her operatic voice, and enjoyed singing in her free time. She had been a well-loved resident of the Friends Home in Newtown, PA for over 10 years.

Dolores is survived by her former husband, Walter S. Farley, Jr. and his wife Maggie. 

Her funeral services and interment will be held privately.

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Warren O. Huber

February 17th, 2017

Warren O. Huber of Colmar, passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017 at Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health.

He was the loving and devoted husband of Charlotte E. Conrad Huber.

Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Otto and Ruth Heys Huber.

Warren was a proud graduate of Penn State University where he earned his Bachelors degree in Engineering and went on to lead a long career with Ford Aerospace where he retired from in 1989. His career with Ford took he and his family all over the country including California, Colorado Springs, Boston, and then eventually back to Pennsylvania.

Warren was an avid sports fan and enjoyed golfing in his spare time. Along with his wife and family they enjoyed many memorable summer vacations in Avalon, NJ and St. Michael’s, MD. Warren was also an extremely talented wood worker having created models of houses he and his family lived in over the years and his cabinetry was in high demand among friends and family. He will be dearly missed.

In addition to his wife, Warren is survived by his children, Scott A. Huber and his wife, Denise and JoAnn Beaulieu and her husband, Rick. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Carly Huber, Alyson Beaulieu and Warren Kulp; and his brother, Kenneth Huber and his wife, Darla.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 10:00 AM until his Funeral Service 11:00 AM at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 241 E. Butler Ave., New Britain, PA 18901. His interment will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Roslyn.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Warren’s name may be made to the Bucks County SPCA, P.O. Box 277, Lahaska, PA 18931. 

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John R. Schofield

February 17th, 2017

John R. Schofield, of Churchville, died Friday, February 17, 2017 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was 74 years old.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Mary Agnes Schofield. He was the beloved husband of Irene “Renee” Halberg Schofield.

John was a proud man with impeccable work ethic. This was demonstrated by his employment as a general manager at Arthur’s Catering in Philadelphia for over 20 years and his longtime position with L-3 Communications as Maintenance Supervisor. A very proud American, John served his country in the 101st Airbourne Division from 1960-1964. With a positive outlook on life, he frequently commented that he “never had a bad day in his life”.

In addition to his wife, John is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, John and Maureen Schofield and Russell and Claudia Schofield; his step children and their spouses, Eric and Lizanne Weinelt, Debra Weinelt, Erik Halberg and Kerk Halberg. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law Nick and Karen Ruggiero and sister, Patty McEwen. He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Alyssa and Krista Schofield; Erica, Elizabeth, Steven and Daniel Weinelt and Luke, Jake, Emily and Ethan Halberg.

Relatives and friends are invited to gather on Thursday, March 2 from 10:00 am until the start of his funeral service, 11:30 am at the Joseph A. Fluehr, III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.) Richboro, PA 18954. Interment will take place privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice to benefit veterans.

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John R. Wullert

February 16th, 2017

John R. Wullert of Warrington, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at Neshaminy Manor Nursing Home in Warrington. He was 90.

He was the beloved husband of the late Miriam D. Walsh Wullert.

Born in Scranton, Pa., he was the son of the late Ignatz “John” and Julia Stolan Wullert. He was the brother-in-law of the late William and Mary Walsh, Conrad Walsh, Eileen Walsh and Mari Walsh.

John graduated from the University of Scranton in 1948 with a degree in physics. He worked for 50 years as an electronic engineer for the Naval Air Development Center at Johnsville and for Veda, Inc, Warminster. One of his main projects was the research and development of remotely piloted vehicles (RPV), today called drones.

John was an active member of St. Cyril’s Church and the Ben Wilson Senior Center. He enjoyed woodworking, teaching and playing bridge, dancing, antique cars, singing in the choir, playing his guitar, and spending time with his family. John will be fondly remembered as a loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather.

He is survived by his six children, Janet A. Sikina and her husband, John of Hatboro, Marie W. Hoffman and her husband, Ralph of Lansdale, John R. Wullert II and his wife, Elizabeth of Martinsville, N.J., Margaret W. Cannon and her husband, Emerson of Exton, Joanne M. Wullert Visscher and her husband, Carl Visscher III of Buckingham and Mark A. Wullert and his wife, Lisa of Warrington; his sister, Ann M. Wullert of Scranton; his brothers-in-law, Carl and Donald Walsh; and his sister-in-law, Frances Walsh. He is also survived by his grandchildren, John Sikina and his wife Mary, Jeff Sikina and his wife, Colleen, Matthew Hoffman, Katie Wullert, Jerry Hoffman, Carl Visscher, Luke Wullert, Mark Wullert, and Jake Wullert; his great-grandchildren, Cole and Emily Sikina, and John Sikina III; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his long-time, dear friend, Ann Lyons.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.), Richboro and Monday, Feb. 20, at St. Cyril of Jerusalem Church, 1410 Almshouse Road, Jamison, PA 18929, from 9 to 10:45 a.m. with his Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. His interment will follow in Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Ambler.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to St. Cyril's Church at the above address.

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Rita F. Fitzpatrick

February 13th, 2017

Rita F. Zitter Fitzpatrick, of Langhorne, PA died peacefully at her residence surrounded by her family on Monday, February 13, 2017. She was 75.

She was the beloved wife of 55 years to Edwin F. Fitzpatrick Jr. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late William and Rita (McDonald) Zitter.

Rita was a member of the United States Navy and the Army Reserve for many years. She was a retiree of Bell Telephone/Verizon and for a period of time worked for the City of Philadelphia under the Frank Rizzo Administration. Rita was an active member of both the Bell Telephone Pioneers and the Feasterville Business Persons Association. After retirement from Bell/Verizon she also worked as a financial advisor for UBS Financial Services. She loved to entertain and enjoyed traveling with family and close friends. She will be greatly missed by everyone whose life she enhanced with her friendship and love.

In addition to her husband Edwin, Rita is survived by her nephew Greg and her nieces: Kelly, Holly, and Jacqueline.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm, at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown Richboro Road (at Holland Rd.) Richboro, PA 18954 and on Wednesday, February, 22, 2017 at Assumption B.V.M. Church 1900 Meadowbrook Rd. Feasterville, PA 19053 from 10:30 AM until her Funeral Mass 11:30AM. Interment will follow at Washington Crossing National Cemetery Newtown, PA.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675 or to St. Jude Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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Dorothy Hueber

February 13th, 2017

Dorothy Hueber of Warminster died peacefully on Monday, February 13, 2017 at The Birches of Newtown surrounded by her family. She was 88 years old.

She was the beloved wife of the late William J. Hueber for 49 years.

Born in Staten Island, she was the daughter of the late James A. and Dorothy M. Mann Corey, and sister of the late Gerard and James Corey, and Joan McIntyre.

Dorothy retired from the Centennial School District, and was an active member, in many different capacities, of Nativity of Our Lord Parish in Warminster. She loved bowling and trips to the beach, but above all she loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and extended family members.

Dorothy is survived by her loving children and their spouses, William and Pam Hueber, Dorothy and Don Bourlier, Bernadette and William Doughterty, Mary and Mark Young, Robert and Liz Hueber and James Hueber. She will be greatly missed by her 16 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law Bernadette and Harry Klumbach.

Relatives and friends are invited to gather on Friday, February 17 from 9:00am until Dorothy’s Funeral Mass, 11:00am at Nativity of Our Lord Church, 605 W. Street Rd, Warminster, PA 18974. Burial will follow at St. John Neumann Cemetery in Chalfont, PA.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Dorothy’s memory to the A.J. Foundation for Autism PO Box 234, Wycombe, PA 18980.

 

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Thomas Sandusky

February 12th, 2017

Thomas Sandusky of New Britain and formerly of Newtown passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Buckingham Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing Center with his loving wife and family by his side. He was 71.

Thomas was the beloved husband of Jeanne Crain Sandusky.

Born in Johnstown, PA he was a son of the late Stephen and Ruth Thomas Sandusky and brother of the late Sue Wood.

Tom attended West Virginia University where he attained his Bachelors and Masters degrees before going on to earn his doctorate from Penn State University. He led a long career as an educator having spent many years teaching at Watchung Hills Regional High School in New Jersey.

Following retirement, Tom joined the adjunct faculty at Holy Family College where he taught student teachers and he also enjoyed dedicating much of his time to volunteering with the Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve.

Above all else, he will be greatly missed as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother.

In addition to his wife Tom is survived by his children, Carol Sandusky (John Cimino) and Brad Sandusky; his grandchildren Keira and Tommy Sandusky; and his brother, Scott Sandusky (Martha).

Relatives and friends are invited to his Memorial Service on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Church of the Holy Nativity, 749 Durham Road, Newtown, PA 18940 followed by a time of gathering and fellowship.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tom’s name to The Church of the Holy Nativity at the above address or Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve, 1635 River Road, New Hope, PA 18938. 

 

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Cruz Belardo Sr.

February 10th, 2017

Cruz Belardo Sr. of Orlando, Fla, (formerly of Chalfont), died on February 10, 2017. Former General Supt. of the Archdioceses of Phila. Catholic Cemeteries for 41 years.

He was the beloved husband of the late Ana D. Belardo, devoted father of Cruz Belardo, Jr. and Milagros “Ginger” Negron, also survived by 2 sisters (Maria and Carmen) 1 brother (Illumunado), loving grandfather of 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Tuesday from 9:30 am until his Prayer Service, 11:00am at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home 241 E. Butler Ave. (at Sandy Ridge Rd.) New Britain, PA 18901.

Interment St. John Neumann Cemetery, Chalfont.

Memorials in his memory can be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation 125 S. 9th Street Suite 202, Phila, PA. 19107.          

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