Teresa Snyder

August 29th, 2015

Teresa L. Snyder, died peacefully on August 29, 2015. She was 89.

Born 1926, three years before the Great Depression, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Louise (Stimmel) O’Connor. Teresa was predeceased by her beloved husband, Frank V. Snyder in 2009, after 58 years of marriage.

Teresa was a proud graduate of West Philadelphia Catholic Girls High School, Class of 1944. She was active in the alumnae and ran their class reunion for many years including her 70th in 2014. Teresa was an ardent defender of the Life of the Unborn since 1970 and served on the board of the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition. Teresa and her husband Frank traveled extensively and enjoyed many good times with friends and family and had a lot of laughter in their lives. Teresa will be lovingly remembered for her devotion to her Roman Catholic faith, and her devotion and faithfulness to her entire family.

Teresa and Frank felt blessed to be the parents of ten children. Family values were foremost to them, and their children continue with the Snyder family values as treasured gifts from their parents: Mary (Karl Knapp), Nancy (Andrew Stoehr), Debby (Fred Kull), Frank, Jane, Joan (Paul Morris), Patricia (Bill McCloskey), Joe (Theresa), Jim (Dawn) and Katy (Rob Yoos). Teresa was the cherished and loving Nana of twenty-five grandchildren, Tara Knapp and Laura Fox (Andrew), Joseph (Liz), Marian Daggett (Brett) and Elizabeth Stoehr, John , Kevin and Brian Kull, Frank “Quint” McDonnell (Allison), Ann Demaio (Joe) and Claire Sitarz, Megan Moyer (Brian), Bill (Kimberly), Kelly Brazil (Paul) & Sean McCloskey, Christopher, Bridget & Riley Snyder, Maureen, Matthew & Michael Snyder, Sarah, Carolyn, Brett & Maura Yoos. Great-Grandmother of Austin & Natalie Fox, Benedict, Matilda & Atticus Daggett, Delaney & Lily McDonnell, John & Molly Moyer and Jack Brazil.

Teresa is also survived by many nieces and nephews; her sister –in-law, Carmela Snyder, and brother-in-law, Lou Kuhn. She was preceded in death by her dear sister Marie and her brother Thomas.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing Friday evening September 4th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd. Richboro and on Saturday at St. Cyril of Jerusalem Church, 1410 Almshouse Rd. Jamison, from 9:30am to 10:45 am and to her Funeral Mass 11:00 am. Interment will be private in Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon.

 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Teresa’s name to West Catholic High School, 4501 Chestnut St, Philadelphia PA 19139 or to Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition, 913 Truman Court, Warrington, PA 18976.

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Barbara J. Weber

August 29th, 2015

Barbara J. Kunz Weber of Wycombe died peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, August 29th at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne. She was 80.

Barbara was the beloved wife of 59 years to Joseph H. Weber.

Born in Elizabeth, NJ, she was the daughter of the late William D. and Helen Kielbasa Kunz.

A devoted wife, mother and grandmother Barbara touched the lives of all she met with her beautiful smile and love of family. Her greatest pleasures were sharing time and traveling with her husband, raising four wonderful sons, and interacting with her grandchildren. You could always find Barbara playing with her grandchildren as youngsters and cheering for them at numerous sporting events. She loved being a part of their lives.

Barbara loved to crochet and work with her hands, but always for the pleasure of others. She often made blankets for the local hospital and gifts for her family and friends. She took pride in her home and always made it a warm and loving place for her family.

Barbara will be greatly missed by those of us left here on Earth. But our memories of this strong, beautiful, caring woman will forever be in our hearts.

In addition to her husband Joseph, Barbara is survived by her loving sons and their spouses; Joseph M. and Anne, Matthew R. and Lucia, James V. and Annie, and Christopher J. Weber and Cindy. She is also survived by her 7 grandchildren Rebecca, Michael, Zachary, Emily, Timothy, Joseph, Angelo and her great granddaughter Adalind.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewings on, Wednesday, September 2nd from 6:00-8:00pm and on Thursday, September 3rd from 8:15-9:15am in the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.) Richboro, PA 18954 and to her Funeral Mass 10:00AM at the Church of St. Andrew, 81 Swamp Rd. Newtown, PA 18940. Interment will follow at Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Newtown.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Oblate Fathers of St. Francis De Sales, 2200 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806.

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Gary Wayne Hughart

August 28th, 2015

Gary Wayne Hughart of Langhorne died Friday, August 28, 2015.  He was 69.

Gary was the beloved husband of Marie F. Hughart.

Born in Rainelle, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Charles Wayne and Helen Judy Hughart.

Gary was a former resident of Whispering Pines, North Carolina and Yardley before recently moving to Langhorne. He was a commercial architect with Marriott, Ogden Foods Corp and Aramark. The following are some of the projects he worked on:

The Superdome, Pepsi Center - Denver, General Motors Stadium, Wrigley Field, Camden Yards, LA Convention Center, LA Staples Center, Citizens Bank Park and Cincinnati Bengals Stadium.

In addition to his wife Marie, Gary is survived by his children, Rick Hughart and his wife Betty Ann of Mt. Laurel, NJ, Travis Hughart of Clearwater, FL, Anthony DiMario and his wife Colleen of Morrisville, Rosario DiMario and his wife Betzaida of Sellersville and Carmela Anderson and her husband Rich of Richboro. He is also survived by his 10 grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewings, Thursday, September 3th from 6:00-8:00pm and on Friday, September 4th from 9:00-10:00am in the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Road (at Holland Rd.) Richboro, PA 18954 followed by his Funeral Service 11:00am in Morrisville Presbyterian Church, 771 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Morrisville, PA 19067. Gary’s interment will follow in Union Cemetery in Richboro.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Gary’s memory to either the American Heart Association, 625 W. Ridge Pike, Conshohocken, PA 19428 or the American Diabetes Association, 1 Plymouth Meeting, Suite 520, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462.

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Edith B. Noll

August 28th, 2015

Edith B. Noll of Dublin, PA died peacefully on Friday, August 28, 2015, at Brookdale of Dublin, Dublin, PA. She was 94.

She was the beloved wife of the late Peter J. Noll.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Gustav C. and Wilhelmina M. Epplen Bauhof, mother of the late David J. Noll and Susan M. Noll, and sister of the late Marie Bauhof.

Mrs. Noll was a resident of Dublin for the past 2 years and formerly lived in Richboro for 54 years. She was employed as a secretary at Bucks County Community College for 8 years before retiring in 1983. In her leisure time, she enjoyed sewing, quilting and singing. Being family oriented, she always enjoyed the special times spent with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be sadly missed as a devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister.

She is survived by her son, Peter G. Noll and his wife, Rebecca, of Dublin, PA, her daughter-in-law, Janet Noll of Chalfont and her brother, George C. Bauhof and his wife, Florence, of Warrington, PA. She is also survived by her 5 grandchildren; Stephen Noll (Stephanie), Laura King (Andrew), Kristen Maginn (Kevin), Katie Murphy (Matthew), Robert Noll and her 3 great grandchildren; Sara and Sadie Noll, and Liam Maginn.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, September 4, 2015, from 9:00 AM until her Funeral Service 10:00 AM at Advent Lutheran Church, 45 Worthington Mill Road, Richboro, PA 18954. Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery, Roslyn.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Advent Lutheran Church at the above address.

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Clarice Solly

August 27th, 2015

Clarice McMaster Solly of Ivyland, died peacefully on Thursday, August 27, 2015, at Brookdale of Northampton. She was 91.

Born in Davisville, Clarice was the beloved wife of 57 years to the late Morrell Solly and daughter of the late Harry and Amy Comly McMaster and sister of the late Josephine Fluck.

Clarice was known to family and friends as “Mickey”, she was a graduate of Southampton High School, class of 1942. “Mickey”, worked for many years for the Insurance Company of North America as a secretary and commuted to Philadelphia by train. Mickey had many secretarial jobs over the years including working for the Northampton Tax Office.

Family came first and foremost and for 20 years she helped manage and operate the Solly Brothers Farm Market in Ivyland with her husband and his 2 brothers and her 2 sisters in law. What Mickey loved most was being a “Grandmother” and help babysit her 8 dear grandchildren.

She was a former member of Davisville Baptist Church until 1950, when she became a member of the Addisville Reformed Church, where she taught Sunday school, cooked for the annual bazaar luncheon and was involved in the circle meetings. She was also a member of the Middletown Grange # 684.

Mickey, enjoyed reading, gardening and knitting and to this day loved her trips to Florida and Lancaster with her husband.

Mickey is survived by her devoted daughters and their spouses; Nancy and Frank O’Hara and Patricia and Richard Zimmer. She is also survived by her 8 dear grandchildren Shannon, Kristin, Michelle, Jeanette, Richard Jr., Ryan, Kurtis, and Kyle and her 9 great-grandchildren; Conor, Justin, Morgan, Delaney, Jackson, Abigail, Reese, Madeline and Juliet. Her Brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Robert and Joanne Solly and Barbara Solly, and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Monday, August 31, from 9:30 am until her Funeral Service 11:00 at the Addisville Reformed Church 945 Second Street Pike, Richboro. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery, Richboro.  

In lieu of flowers contributions in her memory may be made to Addisville Reformed Church, at the above address.

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Carolyn “Lynn” Baskin

August 25th, 2015

Carolyn “Lynn” Baskin, of Chalfont, PA died on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at her home with her daughter by her side. She was 71.

She was the beloved wife of Terry E. Baskin who died in May of this year.

Born in Abington, PA she was the daughter of the late George and Rose Wiener Richardson and mother of the late Jeffrey Baskin

She earned a degree in Medical Technology at Franklin School of Science and Arts in Philadelphia. She worked as a medical receptionist at Chalfont Family Practice for over 30 years where she was very well liked by her coworkers and patients as well, and continued to maintain friendships with many of them after she retired. She enjoyed living an active healthy lifestyle.  She was an avid runner and had earned many running awards. She loved spending time at home with her husband and their many dogs that they adopted over the years.  She also loved gardening and swimming in their beautiful in ground pool. She also loved spending time with her two grandsons and helping to care for them when they were little.

Lynn is survived by her daughter and best friend Amy Gouge and her husband Trevor of Perkasie, and her brother C. David Richardson of Utica, NY.  She is also survived by her 2 dear grandsons; TJ and Kyle Gouge.

Lynn’s family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday, September 1, from 10:00am until her Funeral Service 11:00am at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 241 East Butler Ave. (at Sandy Ridge Rd.) New Britain, PA 18901.  Her interment will be held for just the family in Beulah Cemetery, New Britain. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory should be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851.

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Helen H. Lasek

August 22nd, 2015

Helen H. Lasek of Newtown and formerly a long time resident of Hamilton Township, NJ, passed away on Saturday August 22, 2015 at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne. She was 96.

She was the beloved wife of 38 years to the late Walter A. Lasek, Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Colonel.

Born in Trenton, NJ, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Mary Birisz Harhay.

Along with her husband, Helen owned and operated the Woodlawn Swim Club in Hamilton Township for almost 50 years, before relocating to Newtown to live with her daughter Ann. She was a dedicated member of the Newtown Senior Fellowship group and took pride in helping to provide her own hand-crocheted lap blankets to local seniors who were ill or shut-in.

More recently she had enjoyed playing bingo, cards, and the challenge of jig saw puzzles.

Of the utmost importance to Helen was time spent with her beloved family. She will be remembered and missed as a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her memory will be treasured by all who knew and loved her.

Helen is survived by her children, Louise Huttner and her husband, Bruce, of Mt. Laurel, NJ, Ann Cipriani and her husband, Pier, of Newtown, and Walter R. Lasek of Naples, FL. She also leaves behind seven grandchildren, Michael Cipriani (Kim), David Cipriani, Tricia Forsyth (Ernest), Walter Huttner (Jana), Janet Huttner, Walter Lasek, and Eric Lasek; and her five great-grandchildren, Brianna, Isabella and Ryan Cipriani and Andrew and Kaitlyn Forsyth.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by seven siblings.

Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 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 follow in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Trenton.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Helen’s name to the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart, 1750 Quarry Rd., Yardley, PA 19067.

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Carol A. Rycek

August 22nd, 2015

Carol A. Rycek, of Doylestown, PA died on Saturday, August 22, 2015, at her home with her husband by her side. She was 74.

She was the beloved wife of 33 years to Joseph J. Rycek.

Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Raymond Hayes and Caroline Stevenson Friel.

Carol was a graduate of Penn State University.  After her graduation she went to work for Peco, then on to Rudco Check Printers and then spent many years with Genuardi’s in the Florist Department.  In 1992 she dedicated her life to Jehovah God as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.  She was associated with the Doylestown, PA Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.  Carol loved spending time in field ministry and sharing with others the message of Jehovah and his Kingdom.  She and her husband, Joe, enjoyed many happy times as they traveled throughout the world.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children Dana Pellegrino of Perkasie, Evan and Lana Pellegrino of Coatesville, and Darryl and Lindsey Pellegrino of Fayetteville, NC, her 2 brothers Hugh Friel Jr. and his wife Malvina of Wayne, and Richard Friel and his wife Lois of Downingtown.  She is also survived by her 4 grandchildren; Jaylyn, Gabriel, Westin and Declan, her niece Christin, and nephews; Ryan, Kevin and Steven.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Thursday, August 27, 2015 from 9:00 AM until her Funeral Service 11:00 AM at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 241 East Butler Ave. (at Sandy Ridge Road) New Britain, PA 18901.  Her interment will follow in Beulah Cemetery, New Britain, PA. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to The Cancer Institute of Doylestown Hospital, 595 West State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901.

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John J. Finnegan

August 21st, 2015

John Joseph Finnegan of Warminster and formerly of Hilltown, and New Britain, passed away suddenly on August 21, 2015.  He was 88. 

John was the beloved husband of 66 years to the late Henrietta A. Plum Finnegan. 

Born in Scranton, PA he was a son of the late John J. and Marguerite Davies Finnegan. 

John was a graduate of Rutgers University earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering.  He led a long, and successful career holding various manufacturing executive, and consultative positions, most notably with the former Nicolet Industries of Ambler, retiring from the position of President of the company.  John was a dedicated Executive Board Member, and Scoutmaster of the Bucks County Council of the Boy Scouts of America.  He was a member of the Doylestown Country Club, Loyal Order of The Moose, German Hungarian Club, and Doylestown Maennerchor for many years.  John was an avid sportsman, and loved hunting, fishing, playing golf, and being a spectator of Philadelphia sports, and world tennis in his later years.

He had recently become a faithful parishioner of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish in Hilltown, after proudly completing the R.C.I.A. Program.  John was a faithful member for nearly 40 years of ROMEO – Righteous Old Men Eating Out - Seniors Breakfast Club, which meets at the Chalfont Family Restaurant each day.  He treasured the time spent with his friends there. 

It’s simply impossible to sum up the enormity of John’s personality in just a few words.  His steadfast love and devotion for his family was immeasurable, and the void he leaves behind is vast.  He touched many lives and will be dearly missed. 

John is survived by his dearest children and their spouses: Jack and Susan Finnegan of Perkiomenville, Kathy and John Arzberger of Doylestown, and Colleen Finnegan Gross and her husband Bruce of Warminster.  He is also survived by his grandchildren: Jon, Sean, Christopher, Gretchen, Jack, and Ella; and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Gomer, and William McGinty and his sisters, Ruth Griffiths, Dorothea Stevens, and Anna Healey. 

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family from 7:00 – 9:00 PM on Thursday September 24, 2015 at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 241 E. Butler Ave. (at Sandy Ridge Rd.) New Britain, PA 18901 and on Friday Morning September 25, 2015 from 9:30 AM until his Funeral Mass 10:30 AM at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, 100 Broad St., Hilltown, PA 18927.  His interment will follow in the Parish Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to:  Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, P.O. Box 31, Hilltown, PA 18927

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Geralyn Roden

August 19th, 2015

Geralyn Winner Roden, 80, of Huntingdon Valley died unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 19, 2015.

Geralyn is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 60 years, Lincoln Roden III; three daughters Melanie Winner Roden Bartlett (Frederick Henry Bartlett III), Robin Halley Roden Jones, and Valerie-Clark Roden (H. Eugene Lindemann III); five grandchildren Frederick Henry Bartlett IV, Lincoln Roden Bartlett, Emily Winner Bartlett, Kirstie Fisher Jones, Stephanie Feichtner Jones; two great grandchildren Violet Rose Bartlett and Lincoln Robert Bartlett; predeceased by her parents, Edwin Winner, Sr. and Pearl Ritter Winner, and brothers Edwin Winner, Jr. and Samuel David Winner.

Geralyn was born to the late Edwin and Pearl Winner on September 17th, 1934 in Abington, PA. Geralyn attended Abington Friends School and Bennington College, Vermont.

Before her marriage in 1955 she pursued her career in classical ballet with the Thomas Cannon Company. Her most memorable moment was performing in Sadler’s Wells “Giselle” with Robert Helpmann and Dame Margot Fonteyn with La Scala Opera Company of Philadelphia before attending Bennington.

Geralyn married Lincoln Roden III on November 5, 1955 at Saint Thomas Episcopal Church in Whitemarsh and they resided in Huntingdon Valley happily for 60 years. Her love of family was her life’s work and to the family she was very devoted. When her family was gathered around her, Geralyn was her happiest. She was a hard working, loyal, vibrant and intelligent individual. Geralyn exuded elegance, grace, and beauty in person and soul. She was beloved by family and many friends.

A lover of nature, Geralyn along with Lincoln created stunningly beautiful perennial, azalea, and rhododendron gardens and she had a special talent for floral arrangements and arranging the décor of their home.

Geralyn has been a member of Huntingdon Valley Country Club since 1944 along with her family and husband. She was also a member of Saint Mark’s Reformed Episcopal Church in Rydal, the Old York Road Historical Society in Jenkintown, the Fan Back Questers Group and volunteered for The Red Cross.

Geralyn’s family will receive condolences on Saturday in the “Gathering Hall” lower level of St. Mark’s Reformed Episcopal Church, 1162 Beverly Rd. (@ Meetinghouse Rd.), Rydal, PA 19046 from 9:15am until her Funeral Service 10:00am. Interment will be Private.

In lieu of flowers contributions in her memory may be made to The Old York Road Historical Society, 515 Meetinghouse Rd., Rydal, PA 19046 or St. Mark's Reformed Episcopal Church at the above address.

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