Robert J. McDonald of Doylestown passed away on Monday, January 16, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was 91.
Robert was the beloved husband of 65 years to Catherine T. Colleran McDonald.
Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary Shannon McDonald.
Robert was a former resident of Warrington before recently moving to Doylestown. He was a proud veteran of the US Army serving during World War II. Robert had a distinguished career as an Executive with Ohio Casualty Insurance Company for over 30 years until his retirement. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Doylestown and in his leisure time enjoyed woodworking. Robert will be deeply missed by his family and by all who came to know him.
In addition to his wife Catherine, Robert is survived by his children, Michael McDonald, Eileen McDonald and her husband John Whalon, Maureen Spix and her husband Michael, Sue Espada and her husband Don, Tom McDonald and his wife Sue and Joseph McDonald and his wife Sue. Robert is also survived by his 15 cherished grandchildren, KC, Juleigh, Michael (Melissa), Tim, John (Lindsey), Kyle, Jon-Michael, Krista (Joe), Jeff (Julie), Jennifer, Dan, Sammy Jo, Ryan, Jake and Matt and his 7 great grandchildren, Maria, Ellie, Brittney, Emma, Brooklyn, Kati and Jeffrey.
Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family from 9:00am until his Funeral Mass 10:30am on Thursday, January 19th in Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 5175 Cold Creamery Road, Doylestown, Pa 18902. Robert’s interment will follow in St. John Neumann Cemetery in Chalfont.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to VFW Post 175, P.O. Box 1533, Doylestown, PA 18901.
Gerald F. “Jerry” Glackin, of Lansdale, PA died on Sunday, January 15, 2017, at Abington-Lansdale Hospital, Jefferson Health. He was 80.
He was the beloved husband of 56 years to Barbara Glackin.
Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Edward and Margaret Scullin Glackin.
Jerry grew up in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, went to St. Joseph’s Prep and then on to Villanova University where he received his undergraduate degree in 1958 and then his Law Degree in 1961. He moved to Lansdale in 1962 and began to take root into his church and community. Jerry was a talented and hard working attorney who believed in giving back to his community. He volunteered with the United Way in North Penn and has remained with them for over 50 years, served on the Montgomery Township, Park and Recreation board and was an active parishioner and communicant at St. Stanislaus Church where he was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Pius IX Council 4396.
In 1987, Jerry, his family, and 600 other families were transferred from St. Stanislaus Parish in Lansdale to become the founding families of Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Parish and like before, Jerry and his wife continued their volunteer work. Jerry gave his time and talent to many committees. It didn’t matter if he was working on the golf, finance or building committee, he enjoyed them all.
More than anything, Jerry will long be remembered for his love of family, sense of humor and dedication to Villanova Basketball.
In addition to his wife he survived by his children Kevin Glackin and his wife Christina of Northampton Boro, Brian Glackin of Arlington, VA, Patrick Glackin of Asbury, NJ, Kelly Fay and her husband Jerry of Thornton, PA, Theresa Carbone and her husband Jack of Allentown, and Daniel Glackin of Lansdale, his 3 sisters Nancy Haughey of Mountain Side, NJ, Mary Bernadette Wilcox of California and Colette Flanagan of Connecticut. He is also survived by his 15 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, 2 sisters and a granddaughter, Kathleen Carbone.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing, Friday, from 9:00AM until his Funeral Mass, 11:00AM at Mary Mother of the Redeemer Church, 1325 Upper State Rd., North Wales, PA 19454. Interment will be in Our Lady of Czestochowa Cem, Doylestown.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to The Poor Clares, c/o the Monastery of St. Clare, 1271 Langhorne-Newtown Rd., Langhorne, PA 19047-1297 or to Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Church, at the above address.
Patricia A. Panizzi of Yardley and formerly of Levittown and West Newton, PA passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Spring Village at Floral Vale with her loving family by her side. She was 86.
Patricia was the beloved wife of the late William D. Panizzi.
Born in West Newton, PA, she was a daughter of the late Samuel G. and Anna Gaut Miller McMinn.
Patricia was fiercely devoted to her family. For her, spending time with them was always when she was her most happy, most especially during the countless number of family trips together.
Most of all, Patricia will be remembered for her warm and caring spirit that will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Patricia’s family wishes to thank the staff of Spring Village at Floral Vale for the compassionate care shown to their mother and their family during Patricia’s time there.
Surviving are Patricia’s children, Pamela J. Frazier (Phillip) of Bensalem, Victoria L. Jones of Holland, and Lori P. Sarver and her husband, Dennis, of Levittown; her grandchildren, Wesley, Shawn, and Tricia Frazier, Nicole and Steven Jones, and Douglas (Meredith), Danielle, and William Sarver. She also leaves behind her adoring great-granddaughter, Kira Sarver; and her sisters, Margaret Dedo, Joanne Hesson, and Marlene Cook.
In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, James, Samuel, and John McMinn and her sisters, Bertha Smith, Laura Caruso, and Virginia Schwab.
Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Thursday, January 19, 2017 from 6:00 PM until her Funeral Service 8:00 PM at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd (at Holland Rd.), Richboro, PA 18954. Her interment will take place on Saturday, January 21, 2017 in the West Newton Cemetery in West Newton, PA.
In lieu of flowers Donations may be made in her name to The Alzheimer’s Association for Spring Village at Floral Vale, 399 Market St., Suite 302, Philadelphia, PA 19106.
Albert Francis White of Newtown, Pennsylvania and formerly of Stanhope, NJ, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne. He was 71.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Al was the beloved husband of Marie Cavaluzzi White and the son of the late Walter and Loretta Palamenti White.
Al was a veteran of the Army who served our country proudly during the Vietnam Conflict, and after his tour of duty with the Army, Al went on to continue serving the Country as a Revenue Agent for the Federal Government. Al was a voracious reader who enjoyed fine literature, sporting news magazines, and more importantly the Bible. He was an avid sports enthusiast who enjoyed watching baseball and football, cheering for the Green Bay Packers, and caring for his personal fitness at the community gym. Al enjoyed classic television sitcoms, blockbuster movies, long walks with his wife Marie; most of all, he cherished every moment he spent with his family. Al will be greatly missed, but immensely loved by everyone whose life he has impacted.
In addition to his wife Marie, Al is survived by his loving and devoted children: Jennifer Antoni and her husband Scott, and Jeffrey White. He is also survived by his dear grand daughters: Lily Marie and Clara Geraldine Peters, his brother Patrick White, and his sister Lynda Marie Farah.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Monday, January 23, 2017 from 9:30am until his Funeral Service 12 Noon in the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.) Richboro, PA 18954. Interment with Military Funeral Honors will follow at Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Newtown.
Kathleen “Karen” McGady Pollack of Churchville, died suddenly on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Abington Memorial Hospital. She was 75.
Karen was the beloved wife of 47 years to Gerald “Jerry” S. Pollack,
Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Kathleen Raudenbush McGady, sister of the late Francis, Robert, George and Thomas McGady, and loving grandmother of her late grandson Robbie.
Karen worked for many years with James D. Morrissey, Inc in their Accounting Department. She was an avid sports fan who enjoyed listening to sports radio while reading the newspaper and enjoying a cup of coffee. She was also voracious reader of fine literature. Karen was immensely devoted to her family, and she enjoyed spending time with her family and her close friends helping them create memories that will be forever forged in their hearts. Karen or mom as she was known to many will be greatly missed but forever loved and remembered as a woman who always put everybody before herself.
In addition to her husband, Jerry, Karen is survived by her loving and devoted children and their spouses, Neal Pollack and Courtney and Lauren Ashley and Robert. She is also survived by 5 dear grandchildren: Ian, Ryder, Julianna, Diana, and Melissa (Josh), and her siblings: Patricia Townsend, Maureen King, Helen Bowes, Jacqueline Saier, and Edward “Jerry” McGady.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Wednesday Evening, January 18, 2017 from 6:00-8:00pm in the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.) Richboro, PA 18954 and to words of remembrance at 10:30am with her Funeral Mass to follow at 11:00am on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 654 Hatboro Rd. Richboro, PA 18954. Interment will follow at Shalom Memorial Park in Huntingdon Valley, PA.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the foundation in honor of her late grandson, the Robert J. Ashley IV Memorial Foundation, 205 Valley Forge Rd. Cinnaminson, NJ 08077.
Mary G. Mason of Holland passed away peacefully on Friday, January 13, 2017 with her family by her side at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne. She was 75.
Mary was the beloved wife of the late Francis J. “Frank” Mason with whom she had shared 43 years of marriage.
Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late James A. and Geraldine E. (Naughton) Kelly.
Mary attended Wildwood Catholic High School before returning to Philadelphia where she graduated with the first graduating class of Cardinal Dougherty High School in 1959. She was a faithful parishioner of St. Andrew Parish in Newtown for over 30 years.
Mary was employed with the Council Rock School District for over 40 years in a variety of roles including a cafeteria manager for 25 years and more recently a cafeteria monitor at CR South. She was also very involved with Council Rock Athletics working at both football and basketball games and, more importantly as a loyal attendee and fan. Mary was also active in the Bucks County Republican Party serving as a committee woman in Northampton Township.
Most of all, Mary’s family and friends will remember her as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She was fiercely devoted to all those she loved and will be greatly missed.
Mary is survived by her dear children and their spouses Francis "Skip' Mason and his wife Ann Marie, Kellyanne Mason, Denise Melnick and her husband Stephen, and Maureen Mason; her siblings, James A. F. Kelly (Mary Anne) and Denise M. Rouse (the late Paul V.). She is also survived by her grandchildren, John, Shaina, Ryan, Mary, Andrew and Kevin as well as dearly loved nieces, nephews, and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 5:30 – 8:30 PM at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd.(at Holland Rd.) Richboro, PA 18954 and on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 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 St. Andrew Cemetery, Newtown.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Mary and Frank Mason Scholarship Fund C/O Council Rock High School South, 202 Rock Way, Holland, PA 18966.
John P. Jones of Perkasie, PA died suddenly on January 13, 2017 at Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia. He was 52.
He was the beloved husband of 25 years to Irene O’Brien Jones.
Born in Lansdale, he was the son of Norman and Patricia Reagan Jones.
Born and raised in the Hatfield area, John attended North Penn High School before becoming a highly gifted stone and cement mason. Working for the Local 592, John took part in countless projects throughout the area, including parking garages, bridges and roadways. He worked hard for 20 long years before having the opportunity to retire early. John also was an avid outdoorsman and loved the fresh water. He cherished his time fishing on his boat.
Most importantly, John was a family man and loved his children and grandchildren most. He will be missed by all who came to know him.
In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by his two loving daughters: Amanda Coughlan and her husband Ryan and Nicole Jones; his devoted grandchildren: Mason Diehl, Rhiley and Jaxon Coughlan, and Azzurra Sparango, and his sister Sue Seisler and her husband Randy.
John’s family will receive family and friends on Thursday, January 19, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM with his Funeral Mass 11:00 AM at St. Jude Church, 321 West Butler Ave., Chalfont, PA 18914. His interment will follow in St. John Neumann Cemetery, Chalfont.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory should be made to the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc., Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter, 101 Greenwood Avenue, Suite 200, Jenkintown, PA 19046.
Michael L. Black, builder, engineer, man of intelligence, passion, logic, and strength died Thursday January 12th in Newtown PA. Born in McAllen Texas to parents Melvin and the late Mildred Black. He lived his life in southern New Jersey, Philadelphia and Bucks County PA with the love of his life, and wife of 29 years Marcia.
He was a supportive, inspirational, strong father to 5 children, Mike, Laura, Rick, Doug and Adam.
Mike embodied the core components of the American dream. Hard work, fair business dealings, and always pursuing his dreams and those of his loved ones. He had an unmatched zeal for life; running multiple companies, sailing, spending time in the Virgin Islands, and engaging others in spirited and well informed discussions on politics, business, and social issues of the day.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his visitation on Monday, January 16 from 12:00 noon until the start of his funeral service at 1:00 PM at the Joseph A. Fluehr, III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd, at Holland Rd., Richboro, PA 18954. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery also in Richboro.
Contributions will be gratefully accepted in memory of Michael Black to support Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Checks, made payable to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, should be mailed to: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Attn: Andi Morris, 885 2nd Ave, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10017. To donate using a credit card, please call Andi Morris at 646-227-2575.
George Alan Forman of Langhorne passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at St. Mary Medical Center. He was 76.
Born in Syracuse, NY, he was the husband of the late Roberta Gordon and son of the late Edgar and Elsie Bendall Forman.
George founded his own independent claims adjusting company in 1974 and operated it for over 35 years. Through his diligent and conscientious work, Forman Adjusters became one of the premier independent adjustment companies in the area. George was an avid collector of many things, and his favorites were antiques and many types of art. Over the years he accumulated a large collection of 18th Century English Porcelain. Among his hobbies, he found pleasure in genealogy and reading. George also had many pets and was an animal lover who volunteered his time for their care. George will be greatly missed but always loved by everyone who has had the pleasure to cross paths with him.
George is survived by his loving sons and their spouses: Mark Forman and Janet, Jeff Forman and Colleen, and Chris Forman and Dawn and by his five devoted grandchildren: Anthony, Matthew and his wife JoHanna, Megan, Benjamin, and Julianne.
George’s family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from 11:00am until his Funeral Service 12 Noon in the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.) Richboro, PA 18954. Interment will follow at Shalom Memorial Park in Huntingdon Valley, PA.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Royce’s Rescue, 374 Worthington Mill Rd. Richboro, PA 18954.
James Juhas of Langhorne died Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Attleboro Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, surrounded by his loving family. He was 87.
He was the beloved husband of the late Joan Hirsch Juhas for 52 years.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Joseph and Helen Cloud Juhas. After proudly serving two terms in the US Army, James became a very proficient salesman with Borden Foods and Mrs. Paul’s. His real passion was for sports: baseball and football, and he particularly enjoyed watching his children’s and grandchildren’s games. He taught himself how to draw and liked to take, and share, photographs.
James is survived by his two sons, and daughters-in-law, Timothy and Susan Juhas and James and Maureen Juhas. He will be missed by his adoring grandchildren, Joe, Julie, Kimmy, Tara, Callie and Jamie.
Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 9:30am until the start of his Funeral Mass, 10:30am at the Olde Church of St. Andrew, 131 Sycamore St., Newtown, PA 18940. Burial will follow at North Cedar Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in James’ memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.