Jean A. Schumann

October 12th, 2015

Jean A. Schumann of Willow Grove and formerly of Roslyn died peacefully surrounded by her loving and devoted family on Monday, October 12, 2015 at PowerBack Rehabilitation  in Hatboro.  She was 85.

Jean was the beloved wife of the late Arthur F. Schumann.

Born and Raised in Wyndmoor, PA she was the daughter of the late Harry and Dorothy Greiner Neely, sister of the late Dottie Conner, Johnny Neely, and Sis Goodell, and the mother-in-law of the late Jim Banecker.

Jean and her husband Arthur raised their family in Roslyn, PA.  She worked for the Abington School District for many years as an Educational Assistant at Abington High School.  She enjoyed times spent bowling, dancing, and rooting for the Phillies, but above all, Jean cherished the memories she created with her daughters and most especially with her grandchildren.  She will be greatly missed by everyone who has had the pleasure to know and love her.

Jean is survived by her daughters; Cyndi Banecker of Warminster, PA and Laurie Hunter and her husband Ed of Chalfont, PA.  She is also survived by her sister Patti Sokel, her brother Bob Neely, and her four grandchildren; Lindsay and Ryan Banecker, and Tyler and Jared Hunter.

Jean’s Family will receive friends on Friday, October 16, 2015 from 10:00am until her Memorial Service 11:00am in the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 241 East Butler Ave. (at Sandy Ridge Rd.) New Britain, PA 18901.  Her interment will follow in St. John Neumann Cemetery in Chalfont, PA. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Gift of Life Donor Program, 401 North 3rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19123


Patricia A. Cristinzio

October 10th, 2015

Patricia A. Cristinzio of Northeast Philadelphia died on Saturday, October 10, 2015, at Nazareth Hospital, Philadelphia. She was 82.

Born in Philadelphia, Mrs. Cristinzio was the beloved wife of 60 years to Joseph J. Cristinzio and was a life long resident of Philadelphia. She was the devoted daughter of the late Joseph W. and Anna Mae Grabfelder Ashton.

Patricia was a graduate of Mastbaum High School and worked for several years as a secretary for National Sugar Company in Philadelphia. During the war she gave her time as a Gray Lady at several hospitals in the city. Patricia was very talented with her hands and made many crafts that she donated for charity auctions at her children’s school bazars. She gave her time and talents to the Mother’s clubs at St. Joseph’s Prep and Nazareth Academy where her children went to school and to this day she would volunteer her time at Mount Nazareth.

In addition to her beloved husband, Patricia is survived by her loving children; Susan DiFlorio, Cynthia Hepp and her husband Mark, Joseph Cristinzio and his wife Edna, Anne Santilli and her husband Mario and , Michael Cristinzio and his wife Lisa, She is also survived by 9 dear grandchildren; Stephanie, Christian, Daniel, Lisa, Matthew, Antonio, Michael, Steven, and Giana.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Thursday October 15, from 9:30 am until her Funeral Mass 11:00 am at St. Bede the Venerable Church, 1071 Holland Rd., Holland. Interment will be private in Washington Crossing National Cemetery.

Patricia’s family would appreciate contributions in her memory to Mount Nazareth Convent, 2755 Holme Ave., Phila, PA 19152.


Donald L. Johnson Sr.

October 8th, 2015

Donald L. Johnson Sr. of Warminster, PA died on Thursday, October 8, 2015, at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia surrounded by his family. He was 64.

He was the beloved husband of Karen E. Beck Johnson for 40 years.

Born in Grafton, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Artie F. and Flora F. Teets Johnson and brother of the late Howard, Everett, Terry, Bob, Perry, Max and Tom Johnson.

Mr. Johnson was a resident of Warminster for the past 43 years. He was a proud Marine Corps veteran having served during the Vietnam War. For 42 years Don was employed by Northampton Township Municipal Authority and was Director of Operations for the past 10 years. He was a member of American Legion Post # 945 in Warrington. Don was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. He was a dedicated family man who loved making memories with his family. He will be sadly missed as a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by his two sons, Donald L. Johnson Jr. and his wife, Megan, of Warminster and Paul F. Johnson of Warminster and his fiancee’, Courtney Jones, of Warrington. He is also survived by his brother, Burley Johnson of Kingwood, W.VA., his three sisters, Shirley Johnson of Point Marion, PA, June Rhoades and Marilyn Coffman, both of Tunnelton, W.VA., his grandson, Braden Johnson and was expecting the birth of his second grandson in January 2016.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewings on Wednesday evening, October 14, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and Thursday, October 15, 2015, from 9:00 AM until his Funeral Service 10:00 AM at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Road (at Holland Road), Richboro, PA 18954. Interment will take place at Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Prospectville, PA.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 75817, Topeka, KS 66675 or Gift of Life Donor Program, 401 N. 3rd. Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123.


Christine Lathrop

October 7th, 2015

Christine Figlerski Lathrop of Southampton passed away unexpectedly on October 7, 2015 at her residence. She was 58.

Christine was the loving and devoted wife of 36 years to William C. Lathrop.

Born in Levittown, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Florence Dombrowski Figlerski.

Christine was a graduate of Woodward Wilson High School, Class of 1974. She later met and married her beloved husband, Bill and together they started their family. She was employed as an underwriter for over fifteen years with Hess, Egan, Hagerty, & L’Hommedieu, now M&T Bank Insurance.

Christine enjoyed decorating and caring for her home. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed taking to the road in the family’s 34 foot King of the Road Camper. She was everything to everybody and she will be so very dearly missed.

In addition to her husband William, Christine is survived by her children; Amanda N. Lathrop of Southampton PA and William C. Lathrop Jr. of Southampton, PA. She is also survived by her brother Tony Figlerski and his wife Robin of Flagstaff, AZ and Carol Haskel and her husband Tom of Myrtle Beach, SC. She was also the loving and adoring “Mom Mom” to her cherished granddaughter, Hailey.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing Wednesday, October 14th from 9:30am until her Funeral Service 11:30am in the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Road (at Holland Rd.) Richboro, PA 18954. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park in Feasterville.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Southampton Fire Company No. 1, 925 Street Road Southampton, PA 18966.


Thomas P. Priore

October 4th, 2015

Thomas P. Priore of Southampton, 70, died peacefully on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at Abington Hospice, Warminster, surrounded by his loving family.

Tom was the beloved husband of 42 years of Susan L. Buzby Priore and the son of the late Joseph and Julia Talone Priore.

Tom was a graduate of Bishop Neumann High School, class of 1963. He served an apprenticeship as a marine mechanic at the Philadelphia Navy Yard until 1965 when he entered Temple University. As the Vietnam Conflict expanded, Tom left Temple University and was called to active duty in the United States Navy. He served on the USS Cutlass, a submarine, and after his tour of duty, Tom returned to the Navy Yard to pick up his apprenticeship. He reentered Temple University night school program and, in 1979, he received his degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology.

Tom’s professional career spanned 36 years working at the Navy Yard. He retired in 2001 as a Marine Gas Turbine Program Manager for the Naval Surface Warfare Center. After leaving the Navy Yard, Tom worked for Rolls Royce North America, Marine Division, in Reston, VA for 3 years. He retired from the US Naval Reserve in 1992 as a Master Chief, after 28 years of service.

Tom was an active member of the American Legion, Pennypack Post # 800, a faithful member of St. John’s United Methodist Church, and a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He served as the chairman of the Marine Committee.

Tom was a jack of all trades that could fix anything, and his home was his castle. He enjoyed wood working, loved to cook for family and friends, and looked forward to a heated political conversation.

In addition to his beloved wife, Susan, Tom is survived by his daughter, Jillian S. Priore, son, Thomas P. Priore Jr., his wife, Allison M., and his two dear grandchildren, Maxwell T. and Christian D. Priore. He is also survived by one brother, Joseph Priore.

Tom’s family will receive condolences on Thursday October 8, at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 820 Almshouse Rd. Ivyland, PA 18974, from 10:00 am until his Memorial Services at 11:30 am. Military Honors will follow.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, 1810 Grant Ave., Phila, PA 19115.


George J. Marcinkowski

October 3rd, 2015

It is with heavy hearts we share the death of George J. Marcinkowski.  With his wife and four children by his side, George peacefully departed our presence to be with The Lord on October 3, 2015 after 70 years of life, love and laughter.  He was the kind, compassionate and tender hearted husband of Mary Ann Zabinski Marcinkowski.  Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Bruno and Ann Strohs Marcinkowski. 

George had a heart to serve and love others well.  Quick with a smile and generous with big bear hugs, George had a way of making everyone he encountered feel special.  As a beloved Guidance Counselor in the Central Bucks School District for 35 years, George had a passion for leading and encouraging children of all ages to be their best.  Gathering with friends and family on a beach, tennis court or a ski slope was his favorite place to be. 

In addition to his wife, George is survived by his children, Paul and his wife, Marlene of Kailua Kona, HI, Jeff and his wife, Cindy, of Doylestown, PA, Greg and his wife, Christine, of Columbia, MD and Melissa Anderson and her husband Mark, of Roswell, GA.  His 6 grandchildren Paige, Abigail, Graham, Grace, Lila, and Aurora, adored their Poppy and each sweet grandchild was a treasure in George's eyes.  

He also leaves 2 siblings, Ronald Marcinkowski and his wife, Betty of Bethlehem, PA and Jacqueline Repper and her husband, Ed, of Wrightstown, PA.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Richard and Bruno Marcinkowski. 

Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate George's life and visit with his family on Wednesday October 7, 2015 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM.   A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00 PM.  Both events will be held at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 241 E. Butler Ave. (at Sandy Ridge Road), New Britain, PA 18901.  His interment will be private. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Jacqueline T. Casey

October 3rd, 2015

Jacqueline T. Casey of Churchville, PA died unexpectedly following a brief illness on Saturday, October 3, 2015, at her residence. She was 72.

She was the beloved wife of Lawrence J. Casey with whom she had just celebrated 50 years of marriage in June of this year.

Born in the Bridesburg section of Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Eleanor J. Sawicki (nee Matczak).

Jackie was a graduate of Frankford High School. She later was employed with Sears where she met her husband, Larry. They began their life in Northeast Philadelphia before relocating to Richboro, Bucks County in 1976.

A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Jackie was so very dedicated to her family.  She treasured time visiting them and traveling, whether it was with her daughter and her family in California, spending time at the shore, or with those close by, she always made time to be with them and loved every minute of it.  Despite being an only child, Jackie came to cherish the holidays with her big family, most especially Christmas.

She was a faithful parishioner of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, who enjoyed Novena, and along with her husband had devoted time to volunteering with various church groups. 

She fought her illness with great fervor and bravery. Above all else she will be remembered for her kind heart and her generous spirit, especially the concern she continued to showed for others as her illness progressed. She will be dearly missed.

Jackie enjoyed simple pleasures like playing Scrabble, enjoying a sunrise or sunset on the deck, testing her knowledge while watching “Jeopardy”, a glass of wine and a good conversation, or just quietly holding her infant grandchildren.

In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by her three children, Lawrence J. Casey and his wife, Nancy, of Woodstown, NJ, Brian J. Casey and his wife, Heidi, of Limerick, PA and Colleen M. Shariat and her husband, Far, of Los Feliz, CA.  She is also survived by her seven loving grandchildren, Meghan, Kevin, Kathleen, Liam, Jessica, Annabelle and Kayvan.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet her family on Thursday, October 8, 2015, from 10:00 AM until her Funeral Mass 11:00 AM at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 654 Hatboro Road, Richboro, PA 18954.  Interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem, PA.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society,; 888-557-7177.

"Sing and make music in your hearts, always giving thanks to the Father for everything.” -Jacqueline T. Casey (A handwritten note found amongst her personal belongings)



Thomas N. “Farmer” Waid

October 3rd, 2015

Thomas N. Waid (aka “Farmer” ) of Doylestown, passed away surrounded by his loving family at his residence on Saturday October 3, 2015. He was 57.

Born in Philadelphia he was the son of the late Nathan I. and Gloria Stott Waid.

Tom was raised in Feasterville and graduated from Neshaminy High School. He went on to work for Magnaflux in Trevose for 10 years. Thereafter he led a long 30 year career with UPS, with a route in and around Southampton.

An avid outdoorsman, Tom was always up for just about anything, whether it was hunting and fishing or his yearly trips to the Outer Banks, of North Carolina with friends and family.

Tom will be remembered by all who knew and loved him as a loving brother, uncle, and friend who was devoted to his many nieces and nephews. He will be dearly missed.

Surviving are his sister, Nancy Cziriak and her husband, Werner, of Warrington; his nieces and nephews, Steve Laphen and his wife, Amanda; Dr. Jeffrey Laphen and his wife, Heather; William Laphen and his wife, Eileen; Megan Cziriak; and Kurt Cziriak. He also leaves behind eight great-nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited on Wednesday, October 14th to Talamore Country Club, 723 Talamore Dr., Ambler, PA 19002 for a celebration of Tom’s life. There will be a time to greet the family from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM, with a Memorial Service following. His interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tom’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS, 66675 or to the American Cancer Society, 1626 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19103.


Thomas B. Konowalczyk

October 2nd, 2015


Thomas B. Konowalczyk of Ivyland, died peacefully on Friday, October 2, 2015, at his home. He was 55.

Born in Philadelphia, Tom was a resident of Bucks County all of his life.

He was the devoted son of Anthony C. and Dorothy M. Widdows Konowalczyk; He is the dearest father of Bradley T., Brett H., and Bryce C. Konowalczyk.

Tom was a graduate of Council Rock High School, class of 1978 where he played football and baseball. He attended Bucks County Community College. Tom enjoyed being with people and was in sales for many years for Blatt Tire Co. During his career he received many awards for his excellence in communication and sales.

Tom loved life; he thrived for adventure, and was a fun guy to hang around. Tom enjoyed landscaping, golfing and traveling with family. He was an avid Philly sports fan and looked forward to working on anything with an engine. He will be sadly missed by his big family and many friends.

In addition to his 3 sons and parents, Tom is survived by his 2 brothers; John A. Konowalczyk (Connie), Craig J. Konowalczyk as well as his 2 sisters;, Lynn M. Kopacz (Paul) and Cindy M. Scipione (Bruno). He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Tom’s family will receive condolences on Saturday October 10, 2015 at St. John United Methodist Church 820 Almshouse Rd. Ivyland from 1:00pm until his Memorial Services 2:00pm. Interment will be private. 



Russell T. Braun

October 2nd, 2015

Russell T. Braun of Furlong, a unique and wonderful person of 28 years ended his life after a long battle with depression on Friday, October 2, 2015.

Russell was the loving son of Jim and Beth Chapman Braun and best friend and brother to Kelly Braun.

Russell had Asperger’s Syndrome and it was the defining aspect of his life. He had a loving heart, a brilliant mind, a dry sense of humor and a troubled soul.

Russell attended Central Bucks West and graduated from Widener University with a degree in Informational Technology.

In addition to his parents and sister, Russell is survived by his grandparents, Patricia Chapman of Doylestown and Vic and Marilyn Braun of Arizona, He is also survived by his aunts and uncles; Dave, Becky and Colin Chapman, Barb and Jerry Thoreson, Rich, Holly, Matt and Zach Chapman, Carol, Rich, Alex and Brad DeRamon, Ken, Robin, Taylor and McKenzie Braun and Vickey, Michael and Miles Kennedy.

A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday October 24, from 10:00am until Russell’s Life Celebration at 11:00am, in the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home 241 E. Butler Ave. (at Sandy Ridge Rd.) New Britain, PA 18940.

Condolences and thoughts about Russell may be sent to or Contributions in memory of Russell may be made to Widener University-Office of Development, One University Place, Chester PA 19011.

We will miss Russell’s’ wit and unique perspective on life. He made our world a brighter place and we love him and will miss him greatly. “Rest in Peace Russell.”