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.


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.


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.


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.


Robert W. Hodgson

August 19th, 2015

Robert W. Hodgson, of Upper Southampton, passed away following a brief illness on Wednesday August 19, 2015 at his daughter’s home. He was 75.

Born in Freeland, PA he was a son of the late John G. and Anna Opiary Hodsgon.

A graduate of Freeland High School, Robert went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Penn State University, class of 1961. He was employed with AT & T for his entire career, retiring from the position of District Manager.

Robert was an avid sports fan. He loved watching soccer, football and baseball. He also enjoyed fishing and stamp collecting. His biggest joy was spending time with his grandchildren and family.

He will be dearly missed as a beloved father, grandfather, brother, and uncle.

Robert is survived by his children, Cathleen E. Geiger and her husband, Bernhart, of Churchville and Elizabeth A. Hartzell and her husband, Howard, of Glen Rock, PA. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Bernhart Geiger, Jr. and John Geiger and Jessica and Benjamin Hartzell. He is also survived by his brother, John G. Hodgson, Jr. and his wife, Betty, of Hazelton.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet Robert’s family on Thursday August 27, 2015 from 6:30 PM until his Memorial Service 7:30 PM at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.), Richboro, PA 18954. His interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Robert’s name to the Bucks County SPCA, P.O. Box 277, Lahaska, PA 18931.


Jack M. McAfee

August 17th, 2015

Jack M. McAfee, of Willow Grove, died unexpectedly on Monday, August 17, 2015. He was 8 months old.

Jack was born at Holy Redeemer Hospital on December 3, 2014, to his loving parents Michael T. and Julia Perkins McAfee and big sister Elizabeth Grace "Libby” McAfee.

Though only on this earth for 8 short months, Jack had a tremendous impact on his family and anyone that saw him. His contagious smile would brighten everyone’s day. Family, friends and even strangers would comment what a loving and beautiful baby he was. Jack adored his sister, Libby and shared a very special bond with her. He truly was God’s gift to us.

In addition to his parents and sister, Jack is survived by his maternal grandparents; Donald and Denise Perkins, his paternal grandparents; Michael and Betsy McAfee, his maternal great grandparents; Dale and Mary Jane Perkins and his paternal great grandfather Edward Sheehan. He was predeceased by his paternal great grandparents Elizabeth Sheehan, Charles McAfee and Lillian McAfee, as well as his maternal great grandparents George and Elizabeth Staub. He is also survived by a very large extended family and close family friends.


Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass 10:00am on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at St. David Church, 316 Easton Rd., Willow Grove, PA 19090. His interment will follow in St. John Neumann Cemetery, Chalfont.


William H. Pullis

August 16th, 2015

William H. Pullis of Green Valley, Langhorne, passed away on Sunday afternoon, August 16, 2015, at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, surrounded by his loving family. He was 77.

Born in Philadelphia, Bill was the beloved husband of 57 years to Anne M. Kane Pullis. He was the only surviving son of the late John E. and Janet “Jenny” Pullis. Bill is survived by his two sons; Jeffrey M. Pullis and John C. Pullis and his wife Joan and his very special grandson Jake.

He retired after a 34 year career as a State Farm Insurance Agent, with his office located in the Torresdale section of Philadelphia. Bill was noted for the quality and compassionate service he provided his clients, of which many became life-long friends. He was most proud of his philanthropic efforts on behalf of disabled persons and most especially St. Mary Medical Center, whose many good works include the fine care they gave him over the past 30 years. Bill will be remembered for his kindness and generosity.

A memorial gathering will be held on Friday August 21, 2015 at 4:30 pm in the Chapel of St. Mary Medical Center 1201 Langhorne-Newtown Rd. Langhorne, PA 19047

If you were touched by Bill’s kindness in any way a Memorial in his memory to St. Mary Medical Center Foundation, 1717 Langhorne-Newtown Rd. Suite 300, Langhorne, Pa. 19047 would be deeply appreciated.


Rosemary Teti, R.N., O.C.N., B.S.N.

August 15th, 2015

Rosemary Smith Teti, R.N., O.C.N., B.S.N., of Meadowbrook, died peacefully on Saturday, August 15, 2015, at Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia. She was 65.

She was the beloved wife of 39 years to Ralph J. Teti.

Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Mildred Basal Smith and dear sister of the late William J. Smith, Jr., Kenneth J. Smith, Patricia Jackson and Anne Marie Moritz.

Rosemary was a graduate of Little Flower High School for Girls, class of 1967 and went on to receive her Nursing Diploma from Germantown Hospital School of Nursing in 1970 and her B.S.N. in nursing from LaSalle University.

Rosemary was a Registered Nurse for the past 45 years. Her career spanned from her first years with the Former St. Mary Hospital and Germantown Hospital to her more recent work over the last 20 years in private practice and also serving as a Parish Nurse for the St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Society. Rosemary was lauded for her knowledge and expertise in numerous areas including Nursing Supervision and specialized care among many others.

Her contributions to the nursing profession will continue to benefit the medical field in Philadelphia for many years to come. She will be missed as a beloved wife, sister, and loving aunt. 

In addition to her beloved husband, Rosemary is survived by several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Rosemary’s family will receive condolences on Friday August 21, 2015 from 9:00am until a Celebration of her Life at 11:00am at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd.(at Holland Rd.) Richboro. Interment will be private.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls, 1000 W. Lycoming St. Phila, Pa 19140.



James P. Martino

August 15th, 2015

James P. Martino of Holland died peacefully on Saturday, August 15, 2015, with his family by his side at Chandler Hall Hospice, Newtown after a courageous battle with brain cancer. He was 53.

Born in Abington, Jim was the beloved husband of 29 years to Karen L. (Seidel) Martino. He was the devoted son of Mary D. (Angelillo) and the late Pasquale C. Martino.

Jim was a life long resident of Holland; he was a 1982 graduate of Council Rock High School. He was a professional barber since the age of 18 who followed in his father’s footsteps. Jim worked along with his father and brother Michael for many years before opening the Holland Barber Shop in 1994.

Jim was a family man, who dedicated his whole being to his wife and children; he looked forward to his time in Wildwood Crest with his family and friends and traveling with his wife and children. He also liked cars especially Mustangs and Corvettes. Jim will be remembered for his generous smile and quick wit.

In addition to his beloved wife and mother, Jim is survived by his loving children Nicholas J., Lauren A., Matthew G. (Mattu), and Christopher A. Martino; his siblings, Linda Yerkes and her husband, Gerald, Charles P. Martino and his wife Barbara, and Michael Martino.

He is also survived by several nieces and nephews; Jim was especially fond of his two nieces, Danielle Nucero (Michael) and Kelly DeRosa (John).

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewings Thursday evening from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.) Richboro and on Friday at St. Bede the Venerable Church 1071 Holland Rd. Holland from 9:30am until his Funeral Mass 11:00am. Interment will be private.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Abramson Cancer Center, 3400 Civic Center Blvd., Phila., PA 19104.




Victor Anthony Cozza

August 15th, 2015

Victor Anthony Cozza of Ivyland died Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Chandler Hall Hospice surrounded by his loving family. He was 72.

Victor was the beloved husband of 49 years to Marisa Gina Faccia Cozza.

Born in Giovanni Berta, Libya, he was the son of the late Vincent and Theresa Mingacci Cozza and the brother of the late Tony Cozza and Marie Cozza.

Victor was a long time resident of Bucks County who formerly resided in Churchville and the last 15 years in Ivyland. He was a Veteran of the US Army and was a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Church in Richboro. Victor had worked for the Postal Service for 33 years and retired as the Postmaster in Bensalem. In his leisure, he enjoyed working around the house and spending time with his 3 grandchildren. Victor also enjoyed spending quality time with his wife Marisa traveling and going to happy hours.

In addition to his wife Marisa, Victor is survived by his daughter Michelle Keane and her husband Christopher Keane of Ivyland, his brother Frank Cozza of Florida, his sisters, Helen Robinette of California and Alice Reeder of Texas. He is also survived by his 3 cherished grandchildren, Justin, Zachary and Madison and his loyal sidekick Annie the family dog.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects to the family on Friday, August 21st from 10:00am until his Funeral Mass 11:00am in St. Vincent de Paul Church, 654 Hatboro Road, Richboro, PA 18954. Victor’s interment will be privately held by his family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Chandler Hall Hospice, 99 Barclay St., Newtown, PA 18940.