Gail K. Weber

December 1st, 2016

Gail K. Weber of Doylestown passed away suddenly, Thursday, December 1, 2016.  She was 82.

She was the beloved wife of the late Frank J. Weber to whom she was married for 55 years.

Gail was born in Binghamton, NY on August 30, 1934 the daughter of the late Robert and Priscilla Whitner Knapp.

Gail was a resident of Doylestown, PA since 1978 and graduated from The University of Pennsylvania as a Dental Hygienist. She loved fashion, watching and following football and golf, of which she was a true fan of the game.  Surrounding herself with family was paramount and she did this with her fabulous cooking, by spending her summers at her home in Avalon with her husband and family, spending time on the water, boating and waterskiing.  She was loved by many but more than anything she was cherished by her family and no words can express how she will be missed as a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend.

Gail is survived by her son, Craig M. Weber and his wife, Brandi, her daughter, Alicia Strouse-Nakonetschny and her husband, Michael, her sister Imogene Smith and her brother Mark Knapp. She is also survived by her 4 grandchildren; Amber Strouse, Austin Nakonetschny, Chloe Bernstein, Meadow Bernstein and many nieces and nephews.

Gail’s family will receive condolences on Wednesday December 7, from 9:30 AM until her Funeral Service at 10:30 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 5175 Cold Spring Creamery Road, Doylestown, PA 18902.  Interment will follow in Doylestown Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 5455 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43214.

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Anthony Pettit

November 29th, 2016

Anthony Pettit of Warminster died suddenly at his residence on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. He was 33.

Born in Philadelphia, PA Anthony was the beloved son of Edward N. Sr. and Kathleen M. Castine Pettit, maternal grandson of Kathleen and the late George Castine, and the paternal grandson of the late Norman and Marie Pettit.

Anthony graduated in 2001 from William Tennet High School and worked for many years at the Amber Inn of Doylestown. In his leisure, he enjoyed fishing but most importantly were the times he spent creating cherished memories with his nieces and nephew. Anthony will be greatly missed, but will always be loved by everyone who has had the pleasure to know him.

In addition to his parents Ed and Kathy, his grandmother Kathleen, Anthony is survived by his siblings Edward N., Jr. and his wife Deseray, Eric, and Tara Pettit. He is also survived by his beloved nieces and nephew Gulianna, Kendall, and Cameron, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Friday, December 2, 2016 from 8:30 to 10:15am in the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.) Richboro, PA 18954 and to his Funeral Mass 11:00am at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 611 Knowles Ave. Southampton, PA 18966. Interment will be private.

 

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Michael G. Reuter

November 29th, 2016

Michael G. Reuter of New Hope, Pennsylvania, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. He was 59.

Mike was the son of the late Joseph Reuter and Roberta O’Brien. Michael is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 42 years Mary Jean (M.J.) Fay.

Mike was a graduate of Father Judge High School Class of 1974 and of Temple University with a degree in Marketing and Business Management.

Since 1978, Michael was a founder and owner of Reuter Hanney which now employs over 100 people in three states with offices in Ivyland, Pennsylvania, Middle River, Maryland, and Chantilly, Virginia. Mike had a special appreciation of his team. He took great interest in their lives and the wellbeing of their families.

Michael enjoyed traveling around the world with his nieces and nephews, playing the guitar, a good scotch, and a great cigar on the deck of his shore house.

Art was a passion, especially the original and current New Hope Impressionists. Mike liked to cook and share great food with his friends and family.

Friends and relatives are invited to gather on Monday, December 5, 2016 from 10:00am until the start of a Prayer service, 12:00pm at St Vincent de Paul Church, 654 Hatboro Road, Warminster, Pennsylvania 18974.

Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions would be greatly appreciated in Michael’s memory to Doylestown Health Foundation c/o Richard A. Reif Heart Institute, 595 West State Street, Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901.

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Margaret Mary Rocco

November 29th, 2016

Margaret Mary Stein Rocco of Roswell, GA passed away on November 29, 2016.   She was 80.

She was the wife of the late Pasquale J. Rocco, Sr.

Mrs. Rocco was a graduate of Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls and was very involved with her church, St. Ann, and was formerly a parishioner of Assumption BVM Church in Feasterfille.

Surviving are her sons sons, Pasquale J. Rocco, Jr. (Susan), of Dormont, PA, and Frank J. Rocco (Janet), of Marietta, GA; her brother, Francis J. Stein, of Moorestown, NJ; her grandchildren, Silvana, Dominic, Antonin, Chiara, and Giovanni Rocco. 

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Lawrence Stein; and sister, Alice Eeckhout. 

Relatives and friends are invited to her graveside service at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 3301 W. Cheltenham Ave., Cheltenham, PA 19095.

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Patricia A. Glanzmann

November 28th, 2016

Patricia A. (nee Lynch) Glanzmann, of Warrington, died peacefully on Monday, November 28, 2016, at Doylestown Hospital, Doylestown. She was 84.

She was the beloved wife of 65 years to Edward J. Glanzmann. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Robert E. and Georgina (nee Sheedy) Lynch and mother of the late Patricia A. Ekenstam (Edward).

Patricia was a resident of Warrington, for the past 51 years. She was a graduate of J. W. Hallahan Catholic High School for Girls, a faithful communicant of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, where she was a member of the E P’s that meet every month.

Patricia, was loved by many but was cherished by her family, for she along with her husband were the glue that made the Glanzmann home a vibrant place to live. Patricia made their home life very special and warm, with smiles and laughter that will be remembered for years to come.

In addition to her beloved husband she is survived by her devoted children; the Rev. Edward J. Glanzmann, Jr. OSB, Joan McDonald and her husband Michael, Kathleen A. Ward and her husband Michael, Robert R. Glanzmann and his wife Maureen. She is also survived by her 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Friday evening December 2, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home 241 E. Butler Ave. (at Sandy Ridge Rd.) New Britain. And to her Funeral Mass Saturday December 3, at 11:30 am in St. Robert Bellarmine Church 856 Euclid Ave. Warrington. Interment will follow in St. Andrew Parish Cemetery, Newtown. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Monastery of Holy Cross, c/o Rev. Edward J. Glanzmann, Jr. OSB, 3111 S. Aberdeen St. Chicago, IL 60608.

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William Donald “Don” Ziesel

November 27th, 2016

William Donald “Don” Ziesel of Warminster and formerly a 46 year resident of Holland, PA, passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at his home at Ann’s Choice with his loving wife and family by his side. He was 88.

Don was the beloved husband of Ruth Irons Ziesel with whom he shared 65 years of marriage.

Born in Philadelphia he was a son of the late John F. and Dorothy Murphy Ziesel.

Don was a graduate of Central High School with the class of 1945 and went on to earn his Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Lehigh University and later his M.B.A. from Temple University. He served proudly with the United States Army during the Korean War, attaining the rank of 1st Lieutenant.

Don led a long and successful career with Rohm and Haas where he held various positions before retiring from the role of Comptroller in 1989.

He enjoyed playing racquetball, gardening and travelling and always remembered fondly hiking through the Grand Canyon, a challenge he enjoyed taking on with his wife, Ruth.

Above all else, Don will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather and he will be dearly missed.

In addition to his wife Don is survived by his children, Gale Ziesel Cardwell and her husband, Peter, W. David Ziesel and his wife, Annie, Donald T. Ziesel and his wife, Colleen, and Vicki Ziesel Frick and her husband, Bob; his grandchildren, William Crompton, Jennifer Crompton Pop, Hanna Ziesel Edwards, Titus H. Ziesel, Michelle, Robert, Jessica, and Jamie Frick, and Murphy and John Ziesel; and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, John G. Ziesel.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Friday, December 2, 2016 from 9:30 AM until his Memorial Service 10:30 AM at Northampton Presbyterian Church, 539 Buck Road, Holland, PA 18966. His interment will follow in Forest Hills Cemetery, Philadelphia.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Salvation Army, 615 Slaters Lane, Alexandria, VA 22314.

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Richard E. Lagerman

November 26th, 2016

Richard E. Lagerman of Feasterville passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016 with his loving wife and family by his side at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne. He was 78.

He was the beloved husband of Nancy Dustman Lagerman with whom he shared 55 years of marriage.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son the late Edmund and Kathryn Kazmerskie Lagerman and brother of the late Arlene Hinski.

Rich graduated from Northeast Catholic and went on to serve proudly as a reservist for the United States Army. Rich was employed for 25 years with DeSoto Paints and later served as a service technician for over 20 years for Weir Specialty Pumps up until his retirement. Following retirement he was employed as a driver for the Faulkner Organization in Trevose.

Rich had many passions in life including his love of music and his role as a disc jockey for WRDV in Hatboro where he was known for his show “The Band Box” each Thursday evening. He avidly attended flea markets to add to his record collection and was passionate about caring for his 2004 Ford T-Bird.

Above all else, Rich will be remembered by his family and friends for his gentle and kind heart and for his endless love and devotion for his family. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his wife, Rich is survived by his children, Brian Lagerman and his wife, Laurie, Laura McElroy and her husband, Michael, Joan Gaughens and her husband, Philip, and Daniel Lagerman and his wife, Chandra; his sister, Diana McFadden and her husband, Hugh; his grandchildren, Jared Lagerman, Amy DiSalvo (Daniel), Scott (Colleen), Sarah, and Carly McElroy, Kathryn and Erin Gaughens, and Daniel, Colten, and Brynn Lagerman; and his great-grandson, Daniel DiSalvo, Jr. He was also anxiously awaiting the arrival of his second great-grandchild.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Friday evening December 2, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd., Richboro, PA 18954 and on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at St. Bede the Venerable Church, 1071 Holland Rd, Holland, PA 18966 from 10:00 AM until his Funeral Mass 11:00 AM. His interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Gift of Life Donor Program, 401 N. 3rd St., Philadelphia, PA 19123.

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William Damico

November 25th, 2016

William Damico of Holland died peacefully on Friday, November 25, 2016 with his family by his side at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne. He was 91.

Born in Philadelphia, Bill was the beloved husband of Jean E. Laraio Damico for the past 58 years, son of the late Nicola and Rose D’Ulisse Damico and predeceased by his 8 siblings.

Bill was a graduate of Northeast High School, class of 1943. He received his degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University in 1952. He was a proud veteran of the United States Navy, specializing as an Aviation Ordinance specialist. Upon receiving his degree from Drexel University, Bill went to work at the Frankford Arsenal where he spent over 35 years as a Mechanical Engineer, and was very proud of his service to his country.

As the youngest of 9 children Bill was affectionately known to his many nieces and nephews as “Uncle Bill”. He was faithful communicant of St. Bede the Venerable Parish in Holland.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the private Pilot Association; he even had his own plane at one time. If anyone knew how to relax it was Bill, especially with his grandchildren. He will be sadly missed for his warm handshake and welcoming smile.

In addition to his beloved wife Jean, he is survived by his dearest children; Mary L. Murray and her husband Sean, Lisa A. Damico-Beyer and her husband Joseph, Donna M. Brauckmann, and William R. Damico and his wife Christine.  He is also survived by his 10 devoted grandchildren: Kait, Kelly, Lauren, Daniel, Kara, Emily, Allison, Caroline, Sean and Eric.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 from 9:00 - 10:15AM with his Funeral Mass 10:30am at St. Bede the Venerable Church 1071 Holland Rd. Holland.  Interment will follow in Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, Langhorne. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to St. Bede the Venerable Church.

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Joseph J. Hudak

November 24th, 2016

Joseph J. Hudak of Ottsville died Thursday, November 24, 2016 at his residence. He was 80.

Joe was the beloved husband of 57 years to Barbara A. Crandley Hudak.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Joseph T. and Elizabeth Oravec Hudak.

Joe was a former resident of Doylestown before moving to Ottsville in 1992. He was a graduate of Drexel University,Class of 1960, and long-time member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. He was a successful salesman from 1960 until his retirement from Arobone and Company in Hatfield. Joe was currently the President of the Warminster/Glenside Radio Control Club and in his leisure enjoyed gardening. Joe was gifted in many ways. He was a talented musician who taught his children to play both the piano and the organ. Joe was the consummate handyman and could repair almost anything. He will be truly missed by his family and by all who came to know him. The most important thing about Joe was his love for his family, and the Hudak home was always filled with family, friends, and celebration.

In addition to his wife Barbara, Joe is survived by his children, Carol Martucci and her husband Michael, Diane Stellfox, Mary Ellen Butler and her husband Michael, Elaine Zurmuhl and her husband Martin, Janet Fecko and her husband Steve, and Susan Hill and her husband Brian, 10 grandchildren Jessica and her spouse, Abby, Justin and his spouse Paula, Katie and her fiancé Tommy, Sean,Aidan, Lauren, David, Hannah, Julia, and Madelyn, 3 step-grandchildren, Dan, Lindsey, and Emma, and 1 great-grandchild Lydia.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Thursday, December 1st from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 241 East Butler Avenue (at Sandy Ridge Rd.) New Britain, PA 18901 and on Friday, December 2nd from 9:30am until his Funeral Mass at 10:30am at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 235 E. State St. Doylestown, PA 18901. Joe’s interment will follow in Doylestown Cemetery in Doylestown.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Project Home, 1515 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130.

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Joseph J. Yerkes

November 21st, 2016

Joseph J. Yerkes of Chalfont passed away on Monday, November 21, 2016 at home with his loving family by his side.  He was 67. 

He was the beloved husband of the late Donna Sein Yerkes. 

Born in Philadelphia he was the son of the late John W. and Margaret M. Humble Yerkes. 

Joe was a graduate of Cardinal Dougherty High School and went on to serve his country proudly with the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.  His military service was by far one of the personal achievements for which he was most proud.  He led a long career as an automotive mechanic having worked for many years for the former Sacchetta Brothers Exxon in Hatboro where he had the opportunity to work for his long-time friend, Jim Sacchetta. 

Above all else, Joe’s most crowning achievement was being a devoted father, grandfather, brother, and uncle to his beloved family.  He will be dearly missed. 

Joe is survived by his children, Kathleen Wirth and Joseph Yerkes and his wife, Nicole; his grandchildren, Lola and Jude Yerkes; his siblings, John Yerkes and his wife, Elaine, Rita Bucolo and her husband, Vincent, and Mary Erthal and her husband, Jack.  He also leaves behind many loving nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Margaret Yerkes.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 9:30AM until his Funeral Mass 10:30 AM at St. Jude Church, 321 W. Butler Ave., Chalfont, PA 18914.  His interment will follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham. 

Contributions may be made in Joseph’s memory to the National Brain Tumor Society, 55 Chapel Street, Suite 200, Newton, MA 02458.

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