Donna Maria Black of Philadelphia, PA, died peacefully on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Jeanes Hospital in Philadelphia. She was 72.
Born in Sacramento, CA, she was the daughter of the late William and Rita Gallagher Black.
Donna led a long career of 25 years with the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare and was an avid and talented gardener. She was also an active member of Calvary Chapel of Philadelphia where she most enjoyed attending her Bible Study.
Above all else, Donna will be remembered for her kind and gentle nature. She was a beloved sister, aunt, and “second mother” to her nieces and nephews and she will be dearly missed.
Donna is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Rita L. and Joseph Flynn, her nieces and their husbands, Marita and Nathan Rutko, and Michelle and Robert Young; her nephew and Godson, and his partner, William Flynn and Megan McKenna and her great nephews, Daniel and Shawn Young.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 1:00 PM until her Prayer Service at 3:00 PM at the Joseph A. Fluehr, III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.) Richboro, PA 18954.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Donna’s name to the American Cancer Society, 1626 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19103.
John Charles Polis of Richboro, died peacefully on October 18, 2016 at University Hospital of PA in Philadelphia.
Born in Philadelphia, PA John is the son of John R. “Jack” and Elizabeth “Betty” Flynn Polis.
John will be missed for his warm smile and outgoing personality. He was an avid Philadelphia Eagles and Flyers fan.
In addition to his parents, John is survived by his brother Michael P. Polis, his sister and brother-in-law, Lisa Schulingkamp and husband Michael, and his brother and sister-in-law, David and wife Inna. John will be greatly missed by his beloved nieces, Kayla, Emily, Nicole and Tetyana.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his visitation from 6:30pm-8:00pm on Friday, October 21, 2016 and on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 9:30am-10:30am at the Joseph A. Fluehr, III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd (at Holland Rd.) Richboro, PA 18954 . A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 11:00am at St. Bede the Venerable Church 1071 Holland Rd, Holland, PA 18966.
Interment will follow at St. John Neumann Cemetery in Chalfont. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in John’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.
Charlene Luff Reilley of Doylestown died on Monday, October 17, 2016, at Doylestown Hospital, Doylestown. She was 70.
She was the beloved wife of 49 years to John T. Reilley, III and a month shy of their 50th anniversary.
Born in Abington, Charlene was the beloved wife of John T. Reilley, III, and daughter of the late Charles and Louise Traub Luff and sister of the late Cynthia Gail Leck.
Charlene was a resident of Doylestown for the past 28 years; she lived most of her life in Richboro and was a graduate of Council Rock High School, class of 1964.
Charlene worked in the clerical department of Honeywell Corp. in Ft. Washington for several years before taking a position as a bookkeeper for ARC Manufacturing in Feasterville. Charlene was a former member of the Addisville Reformed Church, Richboro.
She was an outdoors gal; she loved to ski, play softball and especially looked forward to her Trail rides in Peace Valley Park, Green Lane, Lehigh Valley and Tyler Parks. She was a member of the Bucks County Horse Parks Association, and would often be seen at Quarter Horse Western Horse Shows.
When she was not riding, she was supporting her favorite baseball team the Philadelphia Phillies and she was always their number 1 fan. She enjoyed a good game of Pinochle, never missed a chance to go collecting Longaberger Baskets and occasionally took a bus trip to the Jersey Shore to play a game of chance. She will be sadly missed for her warm smile and kind words and support for everyone.
In addition to her beloved husband John, she is survived by her 3 devoted sisters, Barbara Fehnel, Doris Foster and her husband Gary, Janet Baringer and her husband William. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Charlene’s family will receive condolences on Saturday October 29, 2016 from 1:00pm until her Memorial Service 2:30 pm at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.) Richboro.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Last Chance Ranch, 9 Beck Road, Quakertown, PA 18951 or the SPCA of Quakertown, 60 Reservoir Road, Quakertown, PA 18951.
John P. Golaschevsky, 75, of Warrington died peacefully on, October 16, 2016, at Doylestown Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Mary Golaschevsky (nee McGinnis) and loving father of John A. (Ellen), Joanne Callahan, and Marlene Briglio (Harold). He is also survived by 8 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and his sisters Mary Daisy (James) and Jean Dixon (Sam).
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Thursday from 8:30am until his Funeral Service 9:30am in the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.) Richboro, PA 18954.
Interment Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown, PA.
Chester J. “Chet” Lubaczewski, of Richboro, died peacefully on Saturday, October 15, 2016 surrounded by family and friends at Chandler Hall Hospice in Newtown, PA. Chet was 72.
Born in Philadelphia, Chet was the beloved husband of 48 years to Alberta H. Pawlikowski Lubaczewski; he was the son of the late Chester and Caroline Bubinak Lubaczewski and brother of the late Carol A. Stefanowicz and Connie J. Meischeid.
Chet was a graduate of Father Judge High School, Class of 1961. He attended the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music and was an accomplished saxophone and clarinet player. While serving in the Army National Guard, Chet played for the 63rd Army Band.
Chet was a resident of Richboro for the past 40 years. He was the owner of Captain Chet’s Blue Point Crab House on Harbison Ave. in Philadelphia, which precluded his management role of Blue Point Crab House established in the 1960’s. A faithful communicant of St. Bede the Venerable Parish in Holland he gave his time and talents to the Parish CYO. Known to all as “Captain Chet,” his passion for fishing and knowledge of boating and seafood was only surpassed by his love of family.
In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by his devoted children and their spouses Chester J. Lubaczewski Jr. and his wife Shannon, Craig F. Lubaczewski and his wife Michelle and Kristen M. Pettinato and her husband Tony. He is also survived by his 4 dear grandchildren; Courtney, Ryan, Colby and Brayden.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Thursday evening October 20, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.) Richboro, and to his Funeral Mass Friday, October 21, at 10:00am in St. Bede the Venerable Church 1071 Holland Rd. Holland. Interment will follow in St. John Neumann Cemetery, Chalfont.
In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to the Dr. Charles J. Yeo Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research c/o Jefferson University Dept. of Surgery 1015 Walnut St. Phila., PA 19107
Elaine F. Smith of Warminster passed away on Friday, October 14, 2016 at the Rose Garden at Ann’s Choice. She was 80. Elaine was the beloved wife of the late Raymond Alan Smith.
Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Ivar and Florence Cloeren Johnsen.
Elaine was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed teaching Sunday school and attending her church and interacting with her church community. Elaine was a gifted artist and enjoyed creating drawings and portraits for her family to enjoy. She was a proud alumni of the Philadelphia High School for Girls.
Elaine is survived by her daughters, Robin Lee Smith and her husband, David Garnier and Cherie Susan Habermann and her husband, Nicholas; her grandchildren, Corey Smith Garnier and Andrew Jason and Aubrey Marissa Wheeler. She is also survived by her brother residing in Sweden, Robert Johnsen and his wife, Elsy, and their two children, Eva Hildebrandt and Christina Johnsen.
Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Saturday October 29th from 10:00 AM until her Memorial Service 11:00 AM at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 820 Almshouse Rd., Ivyland, PA 18974. Her interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association, Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market St., Suite 302, Philadelphia, PA 19106.
Joan M. O’Neill, of Holland, died on Thursday, October 13, at home peacefully surrounded by her loving family. She was 59. Joan was the beloved wife of Robert O’Neill for 38 years, and the loving mother of Robert James, Ryan Patrick and his wife Amy, and Shannon Marie O’Neill.
Joan was born in Philadelphia, and raised in Croydon, one of 12 children. She graduated in 1975 from Bishop Conwell. She started working at the Frankford Arsenal, Johnsville Naval Base, Galaxy Scientific and most recently SRA International where she was an operations manager.
Joan was very successful professionally, but the job that brought her the most joy and happiness in life was being a wife to Rob and mother to her three beautiful children. She was so proud of each of them, and her favorite memories were beach trips to Cape May and Sea Isle City, and Naples, FL. She also enjoyed spending time with her sisters and brothers for holidays and birthdays. She enjoyed being active, traveling, reading, most importantly helping others.
Joan will be deeply by missed by her mother, Joan Murphy and the late James Murphy. Also preceded in death by her sister Diane Galasso, her sister-in-law Catherine O’Neill, and father-in-law Raymond O’Neill. She is survived by her siblings and their spouses, James Murphy (Beth), Kathy Hempel, Frank Murphy, Ann Marie Murphy, Thomas Murphy (Kim), Mary Kay Roman (Bob), Michael Murphy (Candace), Coleen Murphy, Denise Pickard (John), Cyndi Lanzidelle, and brother-in-law Michael Galasso. Joan is also survived by her mother-in-law Josephine O’Neill, sister-in-law Josephine Haviland (Rusty), brother-in-law Raymond O’Neill (Marguerite), sister-in-law Marion McKnight (Glenn), Elizabeth Marschall (Dave), Barbara Detweiler (Keith), and Peggy McClean (Steve). Joan is survived by so many nieces, nephews, and many special friends.
Joan suffered from MSA for 7 long difficult years. She fought every single day, a hopeless battle, with dignity and grace. Her spirit was strong, never complaining or afraid. She held onto her faith and family, smiling and laughing through it all. She truly was a remarkable person that we all had the honor and privilege of knowing. She was loved by all, and will be forever in the hearts of those who knew her.
The O’Neill family would like to thank Dr. Daniel Kremens (Thomas Jefferson), Anne Coste (Thomas Jefferson), and especially her hospice nurse Nicole Ewerth from Main Line Health, who took care of her with such compassion and kindness.
Family and friends are invited to greet the family on Thursday, October 20 from 9:00am until the start of her funeral mass at 11:30am at St. Bede the Venerable Church, 1071 Holland Road, Holland, PA 18966. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Joan’s memory to the Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, noting MSA research in the memo line, at 900 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19107.
William C. Nittrouer, “Proud Navy Veteran”, of North Wales, (formerly of Southampton and Churchville), died on October 12, 2016.
He was the beloved husband of Jean ( nee Czyz) Nittrouer, dearest stepfather of Elaine A. Gargel (Daniel), and Marc A. Szymanik, he is also survived by his dearest granddaughter, Lori M. Szymanik, uncle of William Nittrouer (Jane) and James Nittrouer (Patricia).
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing Wednesday from 10:00am until his Funeral Mass 11:00am at St. Jude Church 321 West Butler Ave. Chalfont PA. 18914. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Phila.
In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to St. Jude Church at the above address.
Willard Raymond “Beau” Beaumont died peacefully on Saturday October 8, 2016 at Memory Care at the Park in Hatboro. He had just recently celebrated his 95th birthday with his beloved family.
Beau was born in Philadelphia on September 27, 1921 to the late Minnie (Bickel) and Willard Channing Beaumont.
Married on January 3, 1945, Beau was the beloved husband of 71 years to Lillian Lynette “Lyn” Haering Beaumont.
Beau along with his wife Lyn had lived in Churchville for sixty years. He was a decorated World War II veteran and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and a Purple Heart for the air attack on the Ploesti Oil Fields on August 1, 1943. He was a Prisoner of War. He had worked in Industrial Engineering and Sales for various companies which included The Budd Company, Heinz Manufacturing Company and Mitchell Specialty Company for forty years.
In addition to his wife Lyn, Beau is survived by his four children, Donna, Leland, Scott and Richard Beaumont as well as seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and his sister Kathryn “Kay” Whitby.
Relatives and friends are invited to gather and celebrate Beau’s life on Saturday, November 5th from with a time to greet his family from 12:00 - 12:45 PM followed by sharing of memories and remembrances at 12:45 PM at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown – Richboro Road (at Holland Rd.) Richboro, PA 18954.
Beau’s interment with military honors will be private in Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans at www.dav.org or at 5000 Wissahickon Ave., Phila, PA 19144.
William F. Ellison of Warminster passed away on Friday, October 7, 2016 at Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health with his loving wife and family by his side. He was 75.
William was the beloved husband of Elaine M. Gruber Ellison. The two had just recently celebrated 50 years of marriage.
Born in Philadelphia he was a son of the late Frank and Grace Honeyford Ellison.
Bill graduated from Lincoln High School and went on to serve proudly with the Army National Guard. He led a successful career as sales manager with Nabisco for 25 years, and also served with the Bucks County Court System.
An avid sports fan, Bill not only loved watching and cheering on his favorite teams such as the Flyers, Red Skins, and Temple University Teams (among others) but he also was a dedicated coach and referee. He coached all types of sports including youth soccer, baseball, and basketball and was a referee for PIAA soccer. Bill also enjoyed vegetable gardening.
Among his colleagues, friends, and most importantly his family, Bill was well liked and respected by all who came to know him. He will be dearly missed.
In addition to his wife, William is survived by his children, Scott W. Ellison and his wife, Katie, Stephen M. Ellison, and Sondra L. Steiner and her husband, Marc; his siblings, Frank Ellison and his wife, Martha, and Elaine Padgett. He also leaves behind his adoring grandchildren, Jacob, Leah, Luke and Leo, who were the love of his life.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 9:00 AM until his Funeral Service 10:30 AM at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.) Richboro. His interment will follow in Forest Hills Cemetery, Huntingdon Valley.
In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society 1626 Locust St. Philadelphia, PA 19103 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.