Marie T. Gibbons of Southampton died peacefully on Wednesday February 25, 2015 at Holy Redeemer Hospice in Meadowbrook. She was 89.
Born in Philadelphia, she was the beloved wife of 67 years to Paul D. Gibbons, daughter of the late Matthew and Anna Gannon McVey and Mother of the late Maryann Gibbons and Marie Gibbons.
Marie was a graduate of St. Hubert's High School for Girls, class of 1944. She was a resident of Huntingdon Valley for many years before moving to Southampton 26 years ago. She was a faithful and active communicant of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish.
Marie loved playing cards and belonged to a Bridge Club for many years; she also looked forward to bowling with family and friends.
Marie and her husband where blessed to have 10 children, to which she devoted her life, setting good example and she succeeded and has been rewarded by God with many happy years as a Mother and her children have blessed her with 24 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Marie will be sadly missed not only by her caring family but many life long friends.
In addition to her beloved husband, Marie is survived by her children and their spouses; Paul D. Gibbons, Jr and his wife Patti, Patti McTear and her husband Tom, Donna M. Donohoe and her husband Bill, Daniel Gibbons, Barbara Cook, Edward Gibbons, Suzanne Leven and her husband Greg, and Nell Bailey and her husband Scott. She is also survived by her sister Ann Marasheski. Also surviving are her loving 24 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Monday evening March 2, from 7:00pm to 9:00 pm at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.) Richboro and to her Funeral Mass Tuesday 10:00am in Our Lady of Good Counsel Church 2nd Street Pike and Knowles Ave. Southampton, with words of remembrance at 9:55 am.
Her interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham.
Dr. Miroslav Martinovic of Ewing, NJ passed away on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 with his loving family by his side in Chandler Hall in Newtown, PA. He was 58.
Born in Serbia, he was the son of Milka Krcmar Martinovic and the late Milutin Martinovic.
Miroslav attained his masters degree at New York University and his doctorate in Computer Science from Belgrade University. Miroslav was a professor of Computer Science at Pace University, Wagner College, and most recently the chair and head of the department at The College of New Jersey. He enjoyed running, soccer, traveling, jazz and classical music, as well as celebrating his Serbian heritage. He also enjoyed watching his daughters playing tennis and performing in piano concerts. Most notably, he was devoted to his family.
In addition to his wife Katya, he will be deeply missed by his three daughters, Anna, Maria, and Sandra Martinovic and his mother, Milka.
Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 11:30 AM followed by his funeral service at 12:30 PM at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd., Richboro, PA, 18954. Miroslav’s interment will follow at Newtown Cemetery, Newtown, PA.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Miroslav’s memory may be made to the American Brain Tumor Association, 8550 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 550, Chicago, IL, 60631.
Else Wecker of Warrington, PA died peacefully on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family. She was 82.
She was the beloved wife of Rolf Wecker for 56 years.
Born in Geislingen, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Mattheus and Anna Schmid Buehner.
Mrs. Wecker was a resident of Warrington for the past 16 years. She immigrated to the United States in 1953. Along with her husband, she was the owner of Ralph’s Pastry shop located in Richboro from 1973 to 1988. She was affectionately known as the “cookie lady” to many customers. Mrs. Wecker was a member of Addisville Reformed Church for over 35 years. She enjoyed gardening and cooking. Being family oriented, she cherished the special times spent with her children and grandchildren. She will be sadly missed as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt.
In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by her son, Kurt R. Wecker and his wife, Diane, of Doylestown, PA, her daughter, Christine Errico and her husband, Andrew, of Newtown, PA and her three sisters, Ruth Buehner and Gerda Senft, both of Geislingen, Germany and Lotte Burits of Rockledge, PA. She is also survived by her four loving grandchildren, Matthew and Morgan Wecker and Christopher and Angela Errico.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Saturday, February 28, 2015, from 10:00 AM until her Funeral Service 11:00 AM at Addisville Reformed Church, 945 Second Street Pike, Richboro, PA 18954. Interment will take place in Union Cemetery, Richboro.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Addisville Reformed Church at the above address.
Joseph W. Birkbeck Jr. of Langhorne passed away on Tuesday February 24, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family and caregivers. He was 88.
He was the beloved companion of 30 years to Marcella (Marti) Impagliazzo.
Born in Moosic, PA he was a son of the late Joseph W. and Ellen G. Martin Birkbeck.
Joe was devoutly patriotic and was immensely proud of having served his country with the United States Army during World War II in the 10th Armored Division. He later attended Scranton University and went on to join ER Squibb in 1951 retiring after 42 years of service as Director of International Business Development and Marketing. Joe also loved to travel and spend time with those he loved. His kind heart and fun loving nature will be greatly missed.
In addition to his beloved companion, Marti, Joe is survived by his sons, Joseph Birkbeck III (Sheree) of Porter, TX, Kenneth Birkbeck (Susan) of Spencerport, NY and Roger Birkbeck (Cheryl) of Newtown; his grandchildren Jessica, Nicole, Zach, Alyssa, Ryan, and Adam; and his sisters, Gloria Kittner (Edward) of South Carolina and Edie Calvetti of Boise, ID.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four siblings Grace Russ, June Couch, Carl Birkbeck, and Ruth Huddleson.
Relatives and friends are invited to Joe’s viewing on Tuesday March 3, 2015 from 10:30 AM until his Funeral Service 12:00 PM at the Morrisville Presbyterian Church 771 North Pennsylvania Ave., Morrisville, PA 19067. His interment will follow in Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown.
In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to Boy Scouts of America, 1 Scout Way, Doylestown, PA 18901.
Lawrence Gerard Leith of Holland passed away on Monday February 23, 2015 at his home. He was 69. He was the beloved partner of 14 years to Diane Stinziani and her three children.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Larry was the son of the late Clarence and Margaret (Flanagan) Leith.
After graduating from North Catholic High School, Larry entered the Carpenter’s Union. He then proceeded to serve 28 years with the Philadelphia Fire Department, retiring with the rank of Captain. Following his retirement from the Fire Department, he worked for Nationwide Insurance as an investigator.
Larry is survived by his children, Lori (Albert) Raggio, Holly (Jeffrey) Heefner, Lawrence Leith, and Kathryn (Gregory) Smith. He also leaves behind his seven grandchildren and his brothers James and Richard Leith and several nephews and nieces.
Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Friday, February 27, 2015 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM and again Saturday February 28, 2015 from 8:30-9:30 AM at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.), Richboro, PA 18954 followed by his Funeral Mass 10:00 AM at St. Bede the Venerable Church, 1071 Holland Rd., Holland, PA 18966. His interment will follow in Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, Langhorne.
In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 150 Monument Rd., Ste. 100, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.
Florence. M. (Susie) Wysz (nee̒ Figlewski) of Cadbury at Cherry Hill died peacefully on Monday, February 23, 2015.
Born in Kingston, PA in 1922, she was the wife of Dr. Walter P. Wysz who died in 1977. She was the daughter of Boles J. and Marie S. (nee̒ Kozuchowski) Figlewski.
Susie had a strong intellectual curiosity all her life and graduated from Bucknell Junior College. She then studied to become an Oral Hygienist at Temple University School of Dentistry where she met her future husband, Walter P. Wysz. It was he who gave her the nickname “Susie” by which she was known for the rest of her life.
She was a woman ahead of her time, having a career as a Dental Hygienist and working with her husband in his dental practice. They lived in Philadelphia before moving to Cinnaminson, NJ where they lived for forty years.
Susie had a zest for life and many talents. She took a millinery class and learned to make beautiful custom hats. She learned to bead and made priceless handbags. She sketched in pencil, mastered photography and learned chair caning. She was a long-time volunteer for the Phila. County Dental Association, the Riverton Library and several other organizations in her lifetime.
Susie will be truly missed not only by her loving and devoted family but also by her friends at Cadbury where she has been a resident for more than ten years.
Susie is survived by her daughter BJ, her granddaughter Sandy (Geoff) and her great grandson, Antonio and extended family Maureen, Dean, Grace and Abigail.
Susie’s family will receive condolences on Friday March 6 at St. Rose of Lima of Lima Church 330 Kings Highway, Haddon Heights from 10:30am until her Funeral Mass at 11:00am. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers contributions are kindly requested in her memory to the Cadbury Residents Association with the notation “for entertainment only”: Cadbury at Cherry Hill, 2150 Route 38, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002.
Sandra C. Becker of Holland, PA died peacefully on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at Holy Redeemer Hospice in Meadowbrook, PA with her family by her side. She was 69.
She was the beloved wife of William J. Becker for 46 years.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of Leo and Virginia Papas Cinousis of Philadelphia, PA.
Mrs. Becker was a resident of Holland for more than 30 years. She was a homemaker who was devoted to raising her children and enjoyed making a warm and comfortable home for her family. She enjoyed crafting, entertaining, and spending summers at the beach. Being family oriented, she always enjoyed the special times spent with her children and grandchildren. She will be sadly missed as a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and friend.
In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by her two daughters, Debra A. Becker of Philadelphia, PA, Jeanine L. Metague and her husband, David, of Richboro, PA, and her son, Bryan J. Becker and his wife, Allison, of Yardley, PA. She is also survived by her three sisters, Maria Saladis of Earlyville, VA, Christina Bailey of Coatesville, PA, Lisa Beck of Harleysville, PA, and her three loving grandaughters; Madison, Devin, and Reagan.
Relatives and friends are invited to greet her family on Thursday, February 26, 2015, from 10:00 AM until her Funeral Mass 12:00 Noon at St. Bede the Venerable Church, 1071 Holland Road, Holland, PA 18966. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1626 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
Erica Katelyn Popp of La Plata, MD, formerly of Langhorne, passed away suddenly on Sunday, February 22, 2015. She was a 28 year old beautiful young woman with a promising future.
Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of Tom Popp and Katie Striegel Popp, and the sister of Kevin Popp.
Erica graduated from La Plata High School in 2004 and Radford University in 2009 with a degree in Business Management. She worked as a junior contract analyst.
She was an avid animal lover and had a special way with them, especially our family dog, Cody. She also had numerous guinea pigs and hamsters growing up.
She also loved Disney World and took many trips there with her family. Her favorite characters were Mickey, Minnie, and Eeyore.
In addition to her beloved parents and brother, she is survived by her maternal grandparents, Charlie and Kay Striegel; paternal grandparents, Bill and Marie Popp and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Monday March 2, from 10:00 am until her Funeral Service 11:00 am in the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd (at Holland Rd.) Richboro. Interment will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Warminster. PA
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Humane Society of Charles County, Maryland. 71 Industrial Park Dr. Waldorf, MD. 20602
Deborah “Kerry” James passed away on Saturday, February 21, 2015 in Philadelphia with her beloved dog and constant companion, Addie, at her side.
Deborah was the beloved daughter of Karin Schade James and the late Richard James and the wife of the late David Silfee.
For many years during her professional career, Deborah taught at The HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy. In her younger years, she enjoyed dancing and performed in the Corps de Ballet with the Bucks County Ballet Company in New Hope.
In addition to her mother Karin, Kerry is survived by her brother Andrew and her nephew Scott.
Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 4:00pm until her Memorial Service 6:00pm in the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Road (at Holland Rd.) Richboro, PA 18954. Kerry’s interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to The HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy, 4400 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
Ann Timpson Woodruff of Warminster died Friday, February 20, 2015 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was 73.
Ann was the beloved wife of 40 years to the late Robert E. Woodruff, Sr. and the wife of Richard “Gene” Mosteller.
Born in Plainfield, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Lewis G.M. and Edna Mae Kinkead Timpson.
Ann was a long time resident of Branchburg, NJ before moving to Bucks County where she was a resident of Jamison and Ivyland. She was a former bookkeeper and buyer with Sherman and Sons Jewelers in Flemington, NJ for 30 years. Ann was the Treasurer and active volunteer with the Redemption Episcopal Church in Southampton. She was a member of the Delaware Valley Antique Automobile Club of America and the Nash Club of America. Her true joy was the quality time she spent being a full-time grandmother. Ann will be deeply missed by her family and by all who came to know her.
Ann is survived by her children, Robert E. Woodruff, Jr. and his wife Susan of Fairfax, VA, Linda A. W. Bone and her husband Gary of Warminster and Michael A. Woodruff and his wife Kimberly of Lawrenceville, NJ. She is also survived by her sister, Frances W. Renz of Midland, Texas and her 7 cherished grandchildren; Caitlyn, Gary Dylan, Thomas, Hannah, Daniel, Mia and Zachary.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewings, Monday February 23, 2015 from 7:00-9:00pm and on Tuesday February 24, 2015 from 9:00-10:00am in the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Road (at Holland Rd.) Richboro followed by her Funeral Service 11:00am in the Redemption Episcopal Church, 1011 Second Street Pike, Southampton, PA 18966. Ann’s interment will be held Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 11:30am in Hillside Cemetery 1401 Woodland Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in her memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.